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Week 9 Summaries
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NIU vs Ball
NIU becomes bowl eligible with laugher against Ball State. The Huskies hold The Cardinals to 268 yds of total offense in a show case game for NIU. In the game, Coach Forever noted that he has found his starting RB for the remainder of the season. Former second string RB Ricky Crider, who filled in during Meco Brown's injury stint, will become the starter for the rest of the season. "At this point of the season, Crider will give us the best opportunity to accomplish what we are trying to do here at NIU. He is a very physical runner and fits our run first philosophy". Words from Coach Forever in a press conference after the win versus Ball.
The first half of the game was pretty even as NIU was able to jump out in front of Ball 14-0 on 2 td passes from QB J. Chandler Harnish. Harnish finished the first half with 250 yds and 3 td's as the running game was held in check.
The second half saw much of the same as the offense scored 31 unanswered points in a rout of Ball State. After Meco Brown went out with a injury in the second half, Crider stepped in a went wild. He had 120 yds on just 8 car with 2 tds; 72 yds of those yds came on a long td run in the fourth qtr. His limited effort and his earlier success has lead way to him becoming the starting RB.
The win improves NIU's season record to 6-2(5-0) on the season. NIU will play host to Central Michigan(FriskMe), who currently lead the MAC West.
Ball St.- 7
Player of the Game
Martel Moore had 5 rec for 183 yds and 3 td's in NIU's win over Ball State.
Other Notable Stats:
Chandler Harnish: 17-26 384 yds 4 td's-2ints
Ricky Crider: 8 car 120 yds 2 td's
Greg Horne: 12 tac , 2TFL, sack
Was the best part of the game for Fresno State as they were handed a loss and the Hawaii Rainbows are now Bowl Eligible
That smoke would be the Hawaii passing game during this game
Oh by the end of the game Hawaii fans are the only ones left.
Rausch 25-46 392yds 5td 2int
Jones 12 rushes 61yds
Bradley 7 rec 159yds 1td
Salas 5 rec 91yds 2tds
The Bulldogs did get 3 first and goals from the 5 and ended up with just 6 points on all three possessions combined
Aztecs Title Hopes Dashed
Adam Henry was sterling in defeat
San Diego State's Mountain West Conference title hopes take a major blow as they fall to TCU at home in overtime. In a measuring stick game, TCU edged out San Diego State on a Jeremy Kerley 16-yard touchdown pass in overtime. San Diego State fell behind early, but were able to hang with the more talented Horned Frogs all game. TCU Player of the Game, Jai Cavness, scored a touchdown in each quarter, accounting for all of their touchdowns in regulation. Cavness rushed for 123 yards and 4 rushing touchdowns as well as catching 6 passes for 58 yards.
San Diego State got great performances from quarterback Ryan Lindley, receivers Adam Henry and Vincent Brown, and the best performance of the day by running back Davon Brown. Lindley passes for 229 yards and 3 touchdowns, however, he threw 2 costly interceptions. Brown caught 4 passes for 84 yards and Henry caught 6 passes for 83 yards, including 2 touchdowns, which earned him Player of the Game honors for San Diego State. Davon Brown, however, carried the Aztecs offense all day, carrying the ball 24 times for 150 yards and a rushing touchdown and a touchdown.
Brown scores on a 1-yard pitch
Showing the progress that they have made and the mental toughness the team has discovered under Coach Alexander, the Aztecs were able to tie the game with just :15 left on Henry's 2nd touchdown catch of the day after Cavness had appeared to have won the game for the Horned Frogs on an 8-yard touchdown run with :49 left in the 4th. Unfortunately, San Diego State did not have an answer for TCU's touchdown in overtime and fall to 6-2 overall and 4-2 in the Mountain West. Up next, San Diego State is on a bye and will spend the next two weeks preparing for a big game at Colorado State where they look to bounce back from their tough loss.
Purdue Stays Alive Avoids Northwesterns Upset Bid.
Boise St. @ Nevada
The defense of Nevada held strong against the juggernaut offense of Boise St,
Defense of both teams force punts until Boise St forced a fumble and scored off of a 20 yard FG.
Nevada's offense stalls but it's their defense that scores. A 60 yd interception was returned by Jr CB I.Fray.
Boise St. answers with a quick slant that turns into a 68 yard TD pass. Nevada offense was able to get a deep pass from SR Qb C.Kapernick to WR M.Patterson for a 35 yard TD. Boise drives but misses their FG but their defense gives them another chance with a fumble recovery. This time Boise St. gets a FG from 26 yards out. To end the half Nevada drives down the field and punches it in for a TD from 6 yards out. Ending the half 21-13 Nev.
Nevada drives down the field and scores a TD by JR RB V.Taua from 5 yards out.
Boise St hit a 5 yard fade route for a TD. Trying to run out the clock Nevada pounds the ball down the field and gets a 24 yard FG. With over a minute left Boise St hits a long 65 yard pass for a TD on their first offensive play. But Nevada recovered the onside kick and ran out the rest of the clock ending this game 31-26 Nevada.
Player of the Game
SR QB C. Kaepernick 16-23 307 yards and 1 TD
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED CURSE? GETER LOST FOR SEASON WITH INJURY!
AKRON, Oh -- The first game after being on the cover of SI, Willie Geter broke his collarbone and will be out for the remainder of the season. Big things were expected from Geter in his senior season. After his first two games this year, some thought he may have even had an outside shot at the Heisman trophy. This is a devastating blow for the Bowling Green Falcons as they now have to go on with two freshman at running back.
Nevertheless, the Falcons were able to do enough to beat the Akron Zips, 38 - 20 in relatively easy fashion as the Falcons move to 4-4 on the season. Mark Mays (Freshman replacement for Geter) returned one kick for a touchdown and rushed for two others to lead the Falcons offense. He also rushed for over 100 yards.
I'm sorry Ryty!!
CHIPPEWAS OFFENSE CAN'T BE STOPPED, DEFEATING TOLEDO 59-35
CHIPPEWAS OFFENSE CAN'T BE STOPPED, DEFEATING TOLEDO 59-35
Starting Quarterback and Maxwell Award hopeful Derek Rifenbury put up incredible numbers as he threw for over 300 yards with 5 passing touchdowns. His QB rating continues to hover around 200 after last weeks game. Senior WR Antonio Brown was the other offensive standout with over 250 kick return yards with nearly 3 TD's.
The Chippewas season will be defined next week against Norhern Illinois who is undefeated in conference. The winner of that game will most likely find themselves in the MAC title game.
No need to be sorry!!! It won't be that bad. I have two good freshman running backs.
New Mexico State Aggies (3-4) (2-2 conf.) traveled to visit the Idaho Vandals (5-3) (3-2 conf.)
The Vandals are sluggish on offense and seem unable to find any rhythm. Aggie QB J. Flemming scores on a 2 yd QB scramble.
End of 1st qtr score : Idaho 0 Aggies 7
New Mexico State methodically move the ball, eat the clock and score twice on passes from QB J. Flemming ...who is in a nice groove.
End of 2nd qtr score : Idaho 0 Aggies 21
The Aggies continue their unexpected domination of the Vandals to start the 2nd half. Flemming throws for another TD and kicker Davenport hits a FG from 29 yds out... 31-0 New Mx. St.
With 2:52 remaining in the 3rd qtr, the Vandals finally awake and begin working on a comeback for the ages. The Vandals score 3 quick TDs in less than 3 minutes. They miss on a critical 2pt conversion though, leaving themselves down by 9 going into the 4th qtr.
End of 3rd qtr score : Idaho 22 Aggies 31
The Aggies find their groove again. They scored first in the 4th qtr to build their lead to 15. They then forced a fumble and found themselves in position to put Idaho out of their misery for the day with the ball inside the red zone with about 4 minutes to go. The Vandals would not go away quietly however, as Idaho FR CB J. Douglas stepped in front of a pass in the flats at the 5 yd line and sprinted 95 yds for a Vandal TD. A 2 pt. conversion got the Vandals within 7 pts and the Kibbie Dome was rocking.
The Aggies reached deep to push the ball downfield while the Vandals defense did everything in their power to get the ball back. The dome was loud, the Vandals were swarming and yet.... with under 2 minutes to go, Aggies QB, J. Flemming threw his 4th TD of the day effectively snuffing out the remaining energy in the Kibbie dome. Flemming had his best game of the season and earned player of the game honors.
Notably... With under 2 minutes, the Vandals went into desperation mode and began throwing again. They got the ball downfield quickly, but with a minute to go in the game, Aggie saftey B. Norman took a pick 91 yds for a TD and this game was over.
FINAL SCORE : Idaho 30 Aggies 51
KeY STATz :
Idaho HB Princeton McCarty : 15 att - 117 yds - 1 rushing TD
Idaho WR - SR Daniel Hardy : 5 rec - 136 yds - 1 TD
Aggies QB J. Flemming : 26 comp - 51 att - 384 yds - 4 TDs - 1 INT
Time of Possession : N. Mex State 14:02 minutes - Idaho 10:01 minutes
LA Tech 42- SJ St 3
Just a quick recap as at it was a blowout from the start to the finish. Jenkins passed for 398 yds 3 TD's and 1 INT. Williams had 8 rec for 108 yds and Stuart had 5 rec for 246 yds and 2 TD's. Even the backups had big days as LA Tech puts up 550 yds.
Hopefully i get the win this time. LOL
Sorry I thought I posted this one.
Buffalo lost 20-17
Game really wasn't that close, Buffalo was down 20-3 at one point.
CSU stages comeback from early deficit
To open this game, QB Klay Kubiak must have thought the guys in red were his teammates. He managed to throw 2 ints on his first two throws. Just not the way you want to start a game. The 2 turnovers turned into 10 quick points. But CSU did not panic, as it was only halfway through the first quarter. Coming back with two TD's of their own, one through the air, the other on the ground from RB John Mosure, the Rams took the lead into the second quarter. From there they continued to expand on it, scoring another 2 TD's to start the second. Connor punched it in from a yard away, and Mosure broke a big one out of the Wild Ram. 28-10 CSU
New Mexico managed to get in FG range and put another 3 points up, but the ensuing KO was returned 104 yards by WR Marquise Law to make it 35-13 going into the half.
The third quarter was slow, only seeing a Lobos TD and 2pt conversion with :16 remaining in the quarter. Entering the 4th, the Lobos were trailing 35-21. Connor got the Rams on the board again, taking it in for his second TD of the day. The Lobos put together a futile drive late, and put up some garbage points to make it 42-27. They then attempted the onside kick, which was recovered by CSU. What followed was up there in the ranks of bonehead. Just trying to run out the clock on the ground, Connor broke free of the crowd and took it in from 37 yards away, the coaches yelling at him the entire time. Youth, it will hurt you sometimes. Connor wanted his 3rd TD, coaches wanted to run out the clock. Needless to say, he was benched for the next game due to inappropriate conduct. Up next is TCU. Our defense will have to show up to keep us in the game. And we will have to control the ball. Anything I'm missing? Oh, yeah, we have to outscore them also.
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