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387 Trojans destroy another PAC opponent!
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Cal Fourth Quarter Unforgetable, 'Bear'y the Bruins
After a loss to Utah, in their first road game, UCLA 5-1(2-1) came back to the friendly confines of Los Angeles to face the 2-4(2-2) Cal Bears. The Bears led by QB Allan Bridgford with a healthy dose of Brendan 'bam bam' Bigelow in the backfield. UCLA looking to get their offense back on track after a stingy Utes defense stuffed them last week.
The cards seemed stacked against the Bruins from the get go, when the opening kickoff was fumbled by returner and wide receiver Devin Fuller. It would prove to be a costly mistake later on the in the ball game, but at the time it gave the Cal Bears a free possession, one they cashed in on with the first play when Bigelow ran it for 21 yards and a touchdown, Bears up 7-0. The Bruins, despite the set back, would take a 14-7 lead before the end of the first quarter off back to back successful drives.
Early in the second quarter, and in response to the last Bruin touchdown, California would lead a quick drive that would falter in field goal range, Cole Leininger bringing the Bears within 4, 14-10. 6:08 in the first half remaining. An exchanging of possessions, would give UCLA another chance to score, this time Hundley, in route to a 5 touchdown performance, would hit seldom used FB Phillip Ruhl for a touchdown, 21-10 Bruins. Allan Bridgford wouldn't settle for a touchdown the next drive, connecting with #1 WR Darius Powe for a 13 yard touchdown pass, bringing it within 4 points with under 2 minutes in the first half. Up until that point, #1 UCLA passing target Shaquelle Evans had been quiet, making some noise with 30 seconds left when he took a deep post 45 yards for a touchdown, taking his Bruins into the locker room up 28-17.
A quiet second quarter would see the Bears of Cal get a little closer, scoring a touchdown midway, to TE Spencer Hagan, to bring it within 4 points once again. The Bruins scoring a key field goal to make it a full touchdown lead, heading into the all important fourth quarter. 31-24 UCLA. "We thought we had a good grasp on the game, we'd contained their offense rather well, and they seemed to be extraordinary after we scored, as long as we kept scoring we'd be good," spoke Jim Mora Jr in the post-game press conference, "that obviously didn't happen."
Cal would score a touchdown to tie the game up 31-31 with 5:12 remaining, making sure that UCLA was aware they weren't going away. With nearly 3 minutes until the next score, after two failed UCLA possessions, Brendan Bigelow would help lead the Bruins down the field, with a 2 yard run to give Cal their first lead since early in the fourth quarter. Luck for the Bears would strike again, when the ensuing kickoff would be fumbled for the second time in the game, this time by freshman Richard Townsend, giving the Bears the ball again with a short field and a 7 point lead. Bridgford would capitalize when he connected with WR Kenny Lawler from 21 yards out, the next play, taking a commanding 2 touchdown with 2:18 remaining, time and chances slipping away for the Bruins. A quick drive would lead to an 11 yard touchdown pass to Jerry Rice Jr, 1:43 remaining with all three timeouts remaining for the Bruins. The onside kick wouldn't be successful, and with the ball, Cal would drive the field, burning all of the UCLA timeouts, and eventually capping off the game with another touchdown with :15 remaining.
Final Score :
Cal 52 - 38 UCLA
Player of the Game :
Cal QB Allan Bridgford - 26/37 for 416 yards, 4 touchdowns and 3 interceptions
Cal has clearly sold their souls to the devil.
Yea, I can't beat Cal either and I wished Bigelow would run off a cliff
We need to team up, and attempt to break every Cal players leg next year.
Oregon makes it way out of the most terrifying stadium in the country , break Arizona's heart with 18-10 win.
Oregon coming off of a road loss to Washington and coach JFace looked to rebound with a blowout of the Arizona Wildcats , but could not as home field advantage again proved to be the story of the game. Things did not start well for the Ducks as QB Bryan Bennett thew a INT on the second play of the game, when asked after the game Bennet was quoted as saying " man , I have never been in a stadium in Arizona before , it was super scary "
Luckily for the Ducks the defense was on point today as they got 9 sacks on the day , led by junior Tony Washington's outstanding day with 6 sacks and 1 forced fumble. Linebacker Anthony Wallace also had a great game with 9 tackles , 3 TFL.
Next up for the Ducks in Nevada on the road, at the time of print Oregon is a 3786676 point underdog.
Oregon 286 yards
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* On a side note the Oregon athletic director is rumored to be very unhappy with his video staff , as we have not been able to get any highlights from the last few games
Heads on spikes!
Cooks Play Provides Victory Over Buffs OSU scrapped by in this one as it looked like no one had their head in the game. Colorado came in without a win and almost played spoilers in Corvallis, OR today. The only players that were worth anything was WR Brandin Cooks, RBs Terron Ward and Jovan Stevenson, MLBs Jason Vaughn and Kieth Freeman, and SS Ryan Murphy. The others could not tackle, catch or make any kind of throws. The team was relaxed the Buffs nearly made them pay for it. The first quarter would show a back and forth affair as both teams were able to get on the board. Buffs WR Keenan Canty gave the Beaver defense nightmares as he was literally open when they needed a big play. His first TD would come him seeing OSU was in a zone, he stopped his route short and came back towards QB Nick Hirschman for the 12 yard score. In the play alone I believe he ran 25 yards total. The Beavers would strike on the legs of Senior RB Jovan Stevenson. In the second quarter Mannion really struggled by throwing 2 INTS that lead to 14 points for the Buffs, and by making some horrible throws. It really did not help that all of his WRs except Bradin Cooks kept dropping passes. This really frustrated Coach Saw a lot since most of the throws were right to them in the open field. Terron Ward would score early on a 11 yard scamper sending the Beavers into halftime up 14-10. The Second half was much like the first as both sides of the ball sucked it up. You got to give credit to Colorado though as they played really good the entire game but just could not muster that final score to pull the upset. The lone TD came from WR Brandin Cooks as he received a beautiful pass from Sean Mannion.
At the beginning of the fourth Colorado would off a hard run from RB Terry Jones. Jones broke three tackles and ran over the final defender to get the score. With trailing for most of the final quarter Stevenson finally got the Beavers on top. It only took an 8 ply drive to wear down the front seven enough to get into the endzone. The Buffs defense really made OSU work hard for that final game sealing TD. In a last ditch effort Colorado tried their best to score as time ran out but CB Sean Martin would come up big once again by batting the ball out of WR Keenan Canty's hands. FINAL SCORE 24 28PLAYER OF THE GAME: WR Brandin Cooks- 6 Receptions, 164 yards, 1 TD
Utes outlast Huskies, 28-13Defense clamps down on Washington's late comeback efforts Both teams came into this game desperate for a win: Utah to stop the bleeding of their heretofore dismal season, Washington to stop their midseason slide and retain hopes for a PAC-12 title game berth. After some early technical difficulties at Rice-Eccles stadium, things got underway with an early Washington field goal by Travis Coon from 34 yards out. Utah would respond with a long drive of their own, led by senior signal caller Jordan Wynn. Wynn would find TE Kendrick Moaei from 3 yards out to give Utah the early 7-3 lead. Washington would respond in the second with a drive full of big plays. None bigger than the 31 yard TD pass from Keith Price to Kasen Williams on 3rd and long. Both Utah and Washington would attempt 2 minute drives but both would fail to capitalize before halftime, with Washington going into the half up 10-7. Utah would receive in the 2nd half but likewise fail to take advantage. But the Ute defense, much maligned in the early part of the season, stepped up and gave the ball back to the offense. Wynn-to-Moaei would be the name of the game with another TD, this time from 15 yards out, 14-10 Utes. After another unsuccessful drive, Washington Coach JFace907 was clearly agitated. "We needed to stop them from getting into the endzone early in the 4th. A FG would have been okay, but we just had to keep them out of the endzone," Jface said. Washington had the opportunity to keep Utah off the board entirely on that early 4th quarter drive as the Ute's faced a 3rd and 1 from their own 40 yard line. But RB Kelvin York, who had been plugging away all game against the stout Husky run defense, finally broke through for a 60 yard TD, to give the Utes a 21-10 lead with 6:48 left in the 4th. But that quick strike was preferrable to a long drive and Washington would manage to close things to within one possession with a long field goal from backup kicker Korey Durkee, whose more powerful leg brought Washington to 21-13. Kelvin York would once again pound away at the clearly tired Washington defense, ending all but the slimmest hopes for a comeback with yet another 3rd down TD run, this time from 38 yards out. An interception by Trevor Reilly on a crossing route to the man behind him killed even those slim hopes for Washington. POTG: Kelvin York: 150 yards, 2 TD's, on 13 carries. A further 56 yards on 3 screen plays, all three of which went for big 3rd down conversions. ( GG JFace907 I got lucky that you blitzed each time into the screens. )
Accidentally deleted my video, ugh
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