Week five featured only one user vs. user game, but boy was it a doozy. Without further ado, your week 4 recap:
Ole Miss (PB) at Alabama: Alabama came out hot in the first half scoring on a 20 yard touchdown run by Josh Penn, a 7 yard touchdown run by Penn, and an 80 yard bomb from Mike Brewer to Ryan Jackson to take a 21-0 lead to halftime. PB must have given her team a royal ass chewing as Ole Miss’ defense woke up in the second half scoring on a 98 yard pick six by SS Chris McKinney to make it a 21-7 game. PB then forced another turnover this time on a pick inside Bama’s 20 giving her a shot to make it a 1 score game. A time killing drive that Bill Snyder himself would have been proud of was capped off by a 5 yard touchdown plunge by Jay McDonald. However, PB gave up a field goal on Bama’s next drive and was unable to find the endzone again losing 24-14. Player of the game was Ole Miss’ SS Chris McKinney for his school record 98 yard pick six. Ole Miss falls to 0-5 on the season and remains 0-3 in conference play.
Mississippi St (Stark1410) vs. Oklahoma: Miss. St dominated 10th ranked Oklahoma behind a FIVE touchdown, 154 yard performance from Richard Wheeler. Oklahoma tried to make this a game scoring 35 points, and gaining 473 yards but Mississippi never let up out scoring OU by 21 in the first half, eventually winning 56-35. E. Blount was masterful at QB for Miss. St. going 23/29 for 391 yard and 3 touchdowns. His 2 interceptions were his only blemishes on an otherwise nearly flawless passing day. With the victory Miss St. improved to 3-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play.
UCLA (Pervis) vs. BYU: UCLA took the opening kickoff and faced little resistance marching down the field to take a 7-0 lead behind a 6 yard touchdown run from QB Matt Cassel (seriously though I can’t believe this QB is actually competent in this game). However, BYU responded quickly scoring 10 quick points on a field goal by Quinton Morton, and a 15 yard touchdown run by J.T Miller. This only served to piss Omari Lawrence off as he shut BYU for the remainder of the game and outscored BYU 26 to zip. UCLA was led by an impressive read option attack as both Cassel, and Curtis Francis scored 2 rushing touchdowns. With the victory UCLA moves to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in conference play.
OSU (KSUEMAW!) vs. CU: KSUEMAW! played this game just after K-State had lost to ISU in the Big 12 tournament and decided to take his frustration out on the hapless Buffaloes. Tony Collins had a career day catching the ball 7 times for 272 yard (38.8 yards per catch!) and 2 touchdowns. James Bradford continued his dominance running the ball, rushing for 163 yards on 23 carriers and 4 touchdowns. CU did manage to outscore OSU 7-0 in the third quarter, although OSU came back with vengeance in the 4th scoring 3 times in the final period. OSU’s dismantilling of CU moves them to 3-0 on the year and 1-0 in Pac-12 play.
Texas Tech (GriM_Amon) vs. Utah: Utah did its best to hang with Texas Tech, but a dominate scoring performance as too much for the Utes with Tech winning 38-21. Clarence Keyes led all recievers with 159 yards on 8 catches as the Red Raiders threw for 320 yards, and had 425 yards of total offense. 4 players recorded a touchdown for Tech as GriM spread around the scoring wealth. A troubling spot for Tech is their defense, which gave up 357 total yards, 276 of which were through the air. Tech is going to want to shore that up before facing the upper echelon of the Pac-12. This win moves Tech to 3-1 overall and 2-1 in conference.
Arizona (ECAW) vs. Georgia Tech: Behind the triple option attack, the Yellow Jackets dominated the Wildcats 44-23. Jay Roland, Georgia Tech’s QB, lead a Yellow Jacket rushing attack with 194 yards and 2 touchdowns. Overall, Tech rushed for 327 yards while only throwing for 49 yards. In an statistically oddity Arizona actually put up more total yards, 384 compared to 376, but was done in by Eric McBride’s four interceptions. This loss drops the Wildcats to 1-2 on the year, and 0-0 in conference.
UCF (Nugget) at Baylor (Tarkman): As voted on by you, the dynasty players, this was the true game of the week, and boy did it live up to its billing. Brandon Gray scored the first seven points of the game on an 11 yard pass from Sheldon Horton, giving UCF its first lead. Baylor quickly answered with an 18 yard strike from Justin Kirkpatrick to Isaac White leaving the first quarter in a 7-7 tie. The second quarter saw Charlie Joseph plunge in from 7 yards out giving UCF its second lead 14-7. Baylor again responded with a Matt Brooks 5 yard TD run to tie the game again. This time however, Baylor was able to force a stop and Kirkpatrick hit Rob Calhoun for a 60 yard bomb pushing the Bears in front for the first time 21-14. It was UCF’s turn for a quick strike as Horton unleashed his howitzer and hit Gray again for a 75 yard touchdown. Kirkpatrick decided to up the ante saying "anything you can do I can do better" as he unleashed his own cannon and hit Jeremy Roberts for a 75 yard touchdown. All of this occurred before halftime, with Baylor leading 35-21. The second half feature the defense’s as Baylor shut out UCF in the third, while UCF allowed another Roberts touchdown, this time on a 6 yard pass from Kirkpatrick, and giving the Bears a 42-21 lead. The Knights weren’t held down for long as Joseph punched it in from 2 yards out bringing it to a one score game. Sean Snyder’s defense held, and then an unheralded FB Tom Reynolds pushed the pile to score with 1:13 left in the game. Snyder then went for the victory on the road rather than playing for overtime, and his decision back fired with his receiver dropping the ball in the end zone leaving the Knights dejected and the Bears victorious by a margin of 35-34. This hard fought victory for the Bears moves them to 3-1 overall, and 2-1 in conference. While UCF falls to 1-2, and 0-1 in conference.
Performance of the week: Eric Blount, Mississippi State: 23/29, 391 yards, 4 TD, 17 yard per completion and a 79% completion rating. This kid could give Peyton Manning a run for his money!
Douche move of the week: This award goes to yours truly for running up the score and making sure James Bradford scored four rushing touchdowns. Heisman trophy here I come!
Week 6 preview:
Mississippi State: The Bulldogs travel to Auburn to take on the Tigers in their first non-conference game of the season. This is a left over rivalry from when Miss. St. was in the SEC and I guess there were no hard feelings after the Big 12 poached them from the "greatest football conference there ever was and ever will be".
Baylor: Baylor plays host to the West Virginia Mountaineers in a battle for the lead in the Big 12 North. West Virginia has been on a tear of late and Baylor looks to put the brakes on what many consider an over-achieving football team.
Ole Miss: Ole Miss plays host to an under-achieving Oklahoma State team. Ole Miss looks to build off the momentum they achieved by staying competitive with Alabama, as they look for their first victory of the year.
UCF: UCF looks to bounce back after a gut-wrenching loss to Baylor as they visit Bill Snyder family stadium east. Sean Snyder looks to continue his father’s legacy of curb-stomping the beakers into submission.
Texas Tech: Texas Tech gets a decent challenge this week as #25 USC come to Lubbock. Tech looks to improve on defense, and send the Trojans packing.
UCLA: UCLA travels cross-country to take on the basketball power house of Duke. The Bruins should have no trouble taking care of business on the east coast.
OSU vs. Arizona: OSU travels south to take on the Wildcats of Arizona. Arizona hopes a week’s worth of tough practice can help stop the Beaver’s running game. OSU is facing its first challenge of the young season with a feisty Arizona team that can sneak up on anyone.