Week 9 | Season 1 Results

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  1. MartyWebb

    MartyWebb C.R.E.A.M.

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    BRUINS HALT LATE ASU RALLY
    Saturday, October ___, 2012 - Pheonix, AZ​
    The Bruins traveled down to Pheonix in Week 9 of the Regular Season to try and add that elusive second conference victory to their record against the Arizona State Sun Devils. The Sun Devels, who are 3-4 on the season, hoped to get back to .500 for the season at the despair of UCLA fans out West. ​
    The normal Air Raid attack seemed different this week, as Brett Hundley and company found great success on the ground. More specifically, the read option which they did so well to stop against Utah earlier in the year. On their first drive Brett Hundley would find his way to the endzone himself, taking it 63 yards down the left side of the field to gain the lead. ASU's No-Huddle would prove to be an issue early, eventually having to settle with a field goal halfway through the first quarter, trailing UCLA 7-3.​
    The Second Quarter had UCLA finish a drive down near the goalline, and a pass from Brett Hundley to Johnathan Franklin would give them the two score lead. Arizona State's fast paced offense would allow UCLA another chance before the half, but stopping them on a drive that netted -7 yards, and forced UCLA to make a field goal from the 26 yards out. With UCLA taking the 17-3 lead into the break, many figured this might be the defense to stay after the back to back games with Utah and Arizona State.​
    The would prove to be false, but not until later! ASU QB Mike Bercovici would connect with Kyle Middlebrooks to start the scoring in the second half, cutting the lead to 7. A back and forth would end with Brett Hundley scoring his second rushing touchdown of the day, off you guessed it, a read option 17 yards, this on the right side of the Sun Devil's defense. Then the fourth quarter came, and all those Arizona State fans went from there three finger solute to four. ​
    An early 4th quarter field goal would lengthen the lead to 17, up 27-10. A failed goalline stand 3 minutes later allowed Bercovici to tuck the ball and score, taking the team on his back, 27-17. A failed onside kick would give the Bruins the ball, with a little over 2 minutes remaining. Game over? Wrong. The Bruins defense got stopped three consecutive times to force a punt, and give the ball back with 2 minutes remaining. Bercovici would need a completion, a handoff and another completion to put him in position to hit Jamal Miles from 20 yards away and put the Bruins squarely within reach, 27-24. UCLA fans everywhere were biting their nails, but a consecutive failed onside kick by ASU would seal their fate, allowing UCLA to walk away with the win.​
    Final Score :
    UCLA 24 - 27 Arizona State​
    Player of the Game :
    UCLA QB Brett Hundley - 22 for 38, 198 yards, 1 Touchdown, 1 Interception; 9 attempts rushing, 136 yards, 2 Touchdowns.​
    Brett Hundley 62 yard for a Touchdown
    Mike Bercovici 56 yard pass down the sideline
    Brett Hundley 17 yard Touchdown run

     
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  2. Mike E

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    FSU - 63
    DUKE- 24

    After a shocking, gut-wrenching loss to arch-rival Miami, the Seminoles returned home to their adoring fans and curb-stomped the Blue Devils. Florida State, determined to make their offense effective won the toss and elected to recieve. They were rewarded by a 96 yard return for a TD by sophomore Malcolm Greene. FSU held the Devils to a FG and on the ensuing kickoff, Super Star Greg Reid took the kick and scampered 88 yards for a TD of his own. The route was on. Duke did move the ball well through the air, but the FSU defense also pick-sixed them and returned a fumble for 6. The Seminole offense was spot on as well. EJ Manuel was efficient and threw 3 TDs.

    Next up is a bye week before a HUGE test against DerekC 's Hokies
     
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  3. Baron

    Baron "I'm PFP's reckoning."

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    Utah Loses Heartbreaker to Cal, 38-35
    Turnovers, including controversial last second Fumble, down Utes
    Coming off a close loss to the Oregon State Beavers in Corvallis, the Utes headed home to the friendly confines of Rice-Eccles stadium against the 4-4 Cal Bears.​
    It looked like Utah was going to get the rejuvenating win they needed as things started off great. A three and out by the Bears, followed by a long TD drive, capped off by a 3 yard TD pass to Reggie Dunn from Jon Hays put Utah up 7-0 early. But Cal would refuse to be another victim to the Utes in Salt Lake, as they responded quickly on their next drive. After two straight negative plays seemed to foretell another three and out for the Bears, they hit the Ute Defense with a screen play for 69 yards and the score from HB Isi Sofele. "We had a good bead on him, but if you miss two straight tackles on a screen play, they're going to run for a long way."​
    Shoddy tackling would plague the heretofore stellar Ute defense all game, as Cal would have a long drive capped off by a short 1 yard TD run by Sofele. But Utah would answer with their own ground game, finally capping things off with a 16 yard strike off play action from Hays to TE Kendrick Moaei. But once again, the Ute defense would fail to stop the Bears from mauling them down the field, as Sofele would hit pay dirt once more. 21-14, Cal.​
    With only a minute left and staring a half-time deficit in the face, Coach Baron would open up the playbook, but nothing seemed to be working. Opting for a last second bomb, Hays found Luke Matthews wide open down the middle seam for a 76 yard touchdown as time expired to tie the game up 21 all.​
    Utah looked like they might be able to get some separation going in the second half, as Hays would hit Dres Anderson for a score to open the 2nd half, and the Ute defense would clamp down and force Cal to settle for a field goal, giving the Utes a 28-24 lead going into the fourth.​

    Cal would muster another long drive, this time extended by a long 3rd down scramble by Zach Maynard, breaking two tackles on his way to a first down that would be capped off by another Sofele score. 31-28 Cal. But the Utes would have their own successful ground game going, this time scoring on their own 1 yard rush by John White, 35-31 Utah.

    The very next offensive play, Cal would score on Sofele's 4th rushing touchdown as he broke a tackle in the backfield and the last Utah defender failed to wrap him up, letting him go 71 yards for the score with 4:25 left in the game. "I mean we just could not tackle anyone to save our lives," Baron said after the game. "If we make just one more tackle in this game, we probably win. But when you tackle as shittily as we did, you probably don't deserve to win."

    Having given easily his worst performance of the season, throwing 4 interceptions including one in the endzone in the third, Jon Hays knuckled up and led an astounding, clock draining drive. Converting on 4th down once and third and long twice, Hays had brought the Utes to the Cal 1 yard with a minute left. Two straight runs by Byron York failed to get into the endzone. A toss play to the 3rd Halfback, Harvey Langi (John White was out with a bruised vagina shoulder) would get in for the go ahead score with only 30 seconds left! But that score would be called off by a holding penalty.

    Coach Baron shattered his headset after screaming at head official Rick McDoucherson, and had to take a replacement off an assistant. Fortunately, the Utes were able to draw an offsides penalty to make it 3rd and 8 with 26 seconds left. Hays would drop back but the Bears had everything covered. Taking off for the endzone, Hays would either score or give Utah an easy field goal to take things to overtime. But fate had different plans as Cal would force a fumble that was recovered by the Bears in the endzone.

    Baron would demand a challenge of the fumble and McDoucherson would rule that the call on the field stands, and then erroneously charge Utah a time out. Without their third timeout, Utah could do nothing but watch as Cal ran the rest of the clock off. After the game, it took 325 lb DT Star Lotulelei to restrain Baron from going after McDoucherson.

    "Unfucking conscionable," Baron said at the post-game presser. "You're going to call a holding penalty on the LEFT-FUCKING-TACKLE on a toss play to the RIGHT with 30 seconds left to go? Really? And then you're going to call a bullshit fumble, and then fuck up the challenge process? Fuck him."

    Two days later, after being informed that he had been fined by the NCAA for his actions and words to McDoucherson, Baron was reported to have clenched his fist and repeatedly raised and lowered it while rolling his eyes.

    Utah still has a shot to make the PAC-12 championship game as they own the tiebreaker with USC. But now every game becomes all the more important for the Utes. The Utes will host Washington State next week before a pivotal matchup at Washington.
     
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  4. I Peench

    I Peench Caught in the hustle

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    Great read Baron. I appreciate you taking this one on the chin, as I do Danthraxxx. I like the sliders, but the OD just has that "wont let you win" logic in there somewhere. In time, we'll all experience the same thing.

    Edit: The ," comma inside the second quote, nicely done. Mark of a true English major.
     
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  5. Danthraxxx

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    Oregon rolls vs. Colorado 49-24


    Colorado was never really in this one after halftime as the Ducks proved to be too much on both sides of the ball. This game was like most of Oregon's wins this season as the defense gave up plenty of yards but forced multiple turnovers leading to a big win. The games first drive witnessed a 27 yard dropback (no bullshit, wish I had my game capture here to prove it) on a screen pass and a sack/fumble recovery for touchdown to start the game as Oregon big ugly Wade Keliikipi rumbled 37 yards to the house.

    The game was not all roses for Oregon as senior HB Kenjon Barner went down with a hip injury and missed all of the second half, hopefully he will be back to 100% by next week. Backup HB De'Anthony Thomas filled in well as he scored 2 TD's in the redzone. The Ducks got another great game from QB Bryan Bennett today as he went 12-18 288 yards 2 TD 1 as well as 31 yards on the ground.

    Player of the Game :

    WR - (SR) Rashaan Vaughn - 2 rec 124 yards 2 TD
     
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    Heels Rally Late Again, Upend Rival Wolfpack 23-21
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    WR TJ Thorpe has emerged as the go to guy in the clutch, and one of the nations most explosive playmakers
    UNC entered the game at an impressive 7-1, and undefeated in conference play. However, they needed a win to stay atop the division, and were up against bitter rival NC State. Right out of the gates, we knew this game would be wacky. On UNC's first possession, Sophomore WR TJ Thorpe (you'll be hearing his name a lot) caught an in around midfield for the first down, when he was absolutely destroyed by the NC State FS. The hit jarred the ball loose, and an NC State defender picked it up, only for UNC to strip the ball back as Erik Highsmith jumped on the loose ball for the Heels.​
    Later on in the drive, QB Bryn Renner optioned left with Thorpe, who took the pitch for a 37 yard score. Thorpe, well known in Chapel HIll for his heroics in Miami a few weeks ago, continues to surge and develop into a premier playmaker for the Heels. The Wolfpack would answer on the following drive, as Curtis Underwood caught a 19 yard slant from NC State QB Mike Glennon for the TD.​
    UNC would score 13 consecutive points, benefitting from NC State botching a chip shot of a field goal, to take a 20-7 lead into the 4th. In the fourth, however, NC State put up two consecutive touchdowns, the final being with 58 seconds left, to take a 21-0 lead.​
    UNC, facing an eerily daunting situation much like they did in Miami, answered emphatically. Once again, Thorpe made a huge play to ge the Heels into enemy territory, and that would ultimately set up the game winning field goal with just 5 seconds remaining. ​
    The UNC offense, which has been putting up huge numbers in the air of late, was limited to a mere 169 passing yards. Renner finished 14-20 with 0 TDs, but avoided costly turnovers.​
    Great game SteamboatReb. Hell of a finish, and I wonder what would've happened had you not missed that FG.​
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  7. Bulldog

    Bulldog Coach Richt is my Dawg!

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    Trojans win 42-23 against Arizona
    In week 9 we traveled to Arizona to take on the Wildcats in another conference game. We would win 42-23 but it would take us a while to get things going. The first quarter was horrible for us we didn't score until midway through the 2nd and was losing at halftime 23-21. The second half was MUCH better as we dominated both sides of the ball. I was glad to see our defense get going in the second half we didn't allow any scores. Matt Barkley once again was player of the game throwing for 369 yards and 6 touchdowns. Which leaves us wondering how is this guy not being considered for the Heisman? Next week we take on Oregon at home and hope to keep the win streak going.
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