Week 9 is in the books!
Well things are heating up following week 9. Many team have clinched a bowl, some teams need a strong finish to get to a bowl, and one team is trying to play spoiler. Recruiting action is also heating up as EMAW dropped 2 spots to 4th and every team has at least one recruit with the exception of ECAW. What is going on in Tucson? Maybe they need to step up their "hostess" program. Stark90 dropped the hammer this week securing a whopping SIX commitments, highlighted by a pair of four star recruits: LG Jamie Miller and C Roderick Thomas. The only other coaches to secure commitments this week were Nugget, and PB with three star QB Quinton Ross committing to UCF, and two star C Dennis Rushing committing to Ole Miss.
With that let’s hit the recaps!
WEEK 9 RECAP:
UCF (Nugget) vs Old Dominion: Due to Nugget having a real life, he was unable to play his game this week and a computer v computer game ensued. The result was a satisfactory if not overly impressive victory for UCF 27-7. No other information is available because the author is at work and the online website for the dynasty does not list any stats.
Texas Tech (Grim) at Washington St: In another computer vs computer match up Grim’s computer self defeated Dread Pirate Leach’s squad 42-32. Due to Nuggets above real life, Grim was unable to use the shared PS3 thus causing back to back simulated games. Onto real (fake real) action!
Baylor (Tarkman) at Kansas: Finally a team destroying the mutant avian birds as they should. Baylor suffered an early deficit to the fake birds falling behind early 7-0. This was quickly erased with a 16 yard TD strike from QB Justin Kirkpatrick to WR Jeremy Roberts to tie the game up at 7-7. The route was on from that point as the Bears went on to destroy KU 49-24. Performance of the game honors goes to Justin Kirkpatrick who threw for 347 yards on 24/49 passing for 4 TD’s and 4 INT’s. He also rushed for 169 yards on 13 carries and 3 TD’s. He’s got potential for performance of the week folks!
Miss St. (stark) vs Kentucky: These two teams showed up to play football, but a basketball game broke out with Kentucky putting up 60! Points against what was supposed to be a fairly stout Miss. St. defense. Alas for the blue Wildcats it was not enough as the Bulldogs scored on a Richard Wheeler 2 yard burst with seven seconds left to eek out a victory 63-60. All I’ll say for this game is that both defense should be ashamed and still running stairs after a performance like that. Performance of the game goes to Joel Harris of Kentucky. Harris threw for 591 yards on 35/46 passing and 6 TD’s.
Oregon State (KSUEMAW!) vs Stanford: On a shared tip from Pervis last week EMAW! went with a base 5-2 defense which completely stifled Stanford running game. Rushing for only 16 yards Stanford was unable to do anything against the Beavers defense, and OSU rolled winning 42-7. Performance of the week honors goes to WR Tony Collins who caught 6 passes for 148 yards and 3 TD’s all coming in the fourth quarter. Possible douche move of the week?
Arizona (ECAW) at Colorado: Ecaw was able to get an easy victory this week over an over-matched Buffalo team, who looked like they had smoked one to many. The Wildcats of Arizona were able to rely on a much improved defensive performance as they lead throughout the game finishing off Colorado by a final of 42-14. Performance of the game award goes to WR Eric Byers who caught 4 passes for 131 yards and a touchdown.
UCLA (Pervis) as Oregon: In an unlikely twist both defense came to play in this one (well at least for the first quarter) as both teams played to a nothing, nothing tie after one quarter. Fortune changed quickly for the Ducks, as UCLA found the offensive rhythm they had been lacking and rattled off 21 quick points before Oregon finally cobbled together a field goal right before half. Nothing changed in the second half as the Bears continued to beat down the Ducks beating them 35-3. Performance of the game is awarded to the entire defense of UCLA who held the vaunted Oregon offense to only 135 total yards (only 12 of which were passing) and 3 points.
Ole Miss (PB) vs Bye: Ole Miss was able to beat the hapless bye, who continue to remain winless on the season. It must have felt nice for PB to finally get to play a powder-puff. Performance of the Week goes to Bye for rolling over and allowing Ole Miss to feel good about themselves going into next week.
Performance of the week: Has to be Justin Kirkpatrick of Baylor. The boy basically defeated KU by himself: Stats: 24/49, 347 yards, 4 TD, 4 INT, 13 carries, 169 yards, 3 TD
Douche move of the week: KSUEMAW! for blatantly running up the score scoring 21 points in the 4th quarter when the game was clearly in the bag. Seriously what a douche!
Week 10 previews:
Ole Miss at KU: It’s time for the Rebels’ to shine. This week they travel to the flaw on the Kaw to take on the fake mutant avian birds. Ole Miss needs to bring it as KU has been a stronger foe this year than anyone would have predicted. Please don’t make us shame you PB for losing to KU.
#17 Miss St vs Oklahoma State: Oklahoma State travels to Clanga, to take on the bull dogs in this conference tilt. Miss St cannot have another conference stumble as they are going to need some serious help if they hope to make it to the Big 12 championship game, as OU leads the south division by a game. With only one Big 12 game on the schedule after this the Bulldogs need to be rooting against whoever plays OU if they want a shot at their first ever Big 12 Title.
#20 Baylor at Wake Forest: Baylor gets a nice reprieve from conference play traveling to North Carolina to take on the Wake Forest Demon Deacons. The Deacons should be a cake walk for the up-tempo offense of Baylor. Hopefully for Baylor Mr. Kirkpatrick can build on his amazing performance against KU to lead them to an eighth straight victory.
UCF vs TCU: This game is set up to be a game in which the unstoppable force takes on the immovable object. Both teams are well under .500 and this game is crucial for both teams if either of them hope to make it to a bowl this season. I’m predicting a fairly ugly game down in central Florida.
#4 UCLA at Washington State: UCLA looks unstoppable, with a balanced offense and stifling defense this team has National Title written all over them. They travel this week to Pullman Washington to take on the Dread Pirate Leach and his woeful Washington State Cougars. UCLA’s secondary will be tested in this as the Cougars have the nation’s number one passing offense. Still I doubt that will be any match for the UCLA Bruins, unless they get caught looking forward to next weeks "GAME OF THE CENTURY" against Oregon State.
Arizona vs #18 Cal: Arizona better hope their young team grows up quickly as Cal is fresh off two defeats at the hands of UCLA and Oregon St and they are looking to right their ship. Arizona has problems at the QB positions as their freshman starting QB gets rattled easily (air horn noise h/t Surviving Jack on Fox, seriously guys it’s hilarious go check it out) and must figure out a way to cut down on the interceptions if the Wildcats hope to upset the Bears.
Texas Tech at Arizona State: Texas Tech heads to Arizona to take on the Sun Devils. This is a big matchup in the Pac 12 south as the winner of this game will take the lead as the Southern division representative in the Pac 12. I’m taking ASU but only because they are at home.
#6 Oregon State at Vanderbilt: The Beavers head east to take on the Commodores of Vanderbilt. This really should be nothing more than a warm up game before the "GAME OF THE CENTURY" against UCLA in two weeks. Oregon State looks to build off of their last defensive performance against Stanford in which they only allowed 7 points. Vanderbilt looks to bounce back after losing last week and falling out of the top 25.