Baylor v. UL-Monroe is on ESPN, and Darryl Stonum just returned a kick for roughly 25 yards. Interesting to see how much playing time he gets. So far he has only returned kicks. UL-Monroe looks pretty good right now.
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I want Stonum to do well, but ULM to win and get ranked.
OLSM leads 13-6 in the 3rd quarter, but Jourdan Lewis just forced a fumble for CT after scoring on a TD reception. OLSM defense and rain stifling the CT offense so far.
Surprised they're not playing/targeting Stonum at WR. Has he not learned offense yet?
He was pretty close to breaking one on a kick off return, he just kind of lost his footing. The Baylor QB has thrown two picks so I'm not sure if they keep sticking to the pass game.
Already has 4 TD runs (1, 62, 32, and 28 yards) and an INT in the 3rd Q as Avon up big 35-0.
Any Deveon Smith updates?
Deveon Smith's Howland squad was up huge 49-0 in the 2nd qtr, and Dymonte's Marlington team was up 32-10 at the end of 3rd qtr.
Nothing has come up in my twitter feed for individual stats for either of them yet.
Thanks! Man, i really need to update my twitter skills (or open an account for that matter). I feel like the dinosaur of social media.
Monterrell Washington ran past the only guy in the Baylor LB corps who bothered to hang around on that play for a 48-yard TD. I will say, Warhawk QB Kolton Browning looks pretty good out there right now.
EDIT: Warhawk defense sort of skimming the Cliff Notes on the read option - Baylor's QB just got 15 yards on a nice read play.
I forgot Seastrunk was on this baylor team....wasn't he the #1 or #2 RB in the country a year or two ago?
Cass Tech only had 39 yards of total offense at the half, and OLSM gashed CT's defense with their running game.
hmmm..the female water ski team for ULM looked like a solid bunch.
ESPN mentioned this, but the "No FG" strategy probably makes sense - if you're stopping the run in the same way that loose paper stops freeway traffic, an FG will put you forever behind.
That said, TD Bears, going for it on 4th and picometers.
EDIT: Costly fumble by ULM leads to Baylor needing only one play and a PAT to tie. 21-21 all now. If you're going to beat a somewhat speedy WR, your safties will have to come up with more than a gentle canter.
as Massillon Washington beat Steubenville 24-7.
Why does Baylor have Duck Wings on their jerseys? Did they buy stuff wholesale from Oregon and restitch Baylor on the front?
Those aren't duck wings. From Nike pro combats a few years ago. Florida and TCU among many teams that had them and about ten or 15 teams still have them.
I sort of felt sorry for Baylor's kicker for a moment - he was all about this potential 45-ish yard attempt that he thought he was going to make. "Finally, a chance to contribute...", he must have thought.
...but all is not lost, for here comes Aaron Jones to make it 24-21. He'll always remember the "WTF" timeout that made it possible.
Lou Holtz prediction time!
EDIT: That Notre Dame defense was better than Alabama. Quoted for truth.
Holtz: "That Notre Dame defense was better than Alabama!"
Everyone in studio: *uncomfortable chuckling*
Down 20-7, Pickerington Central rallied in the 4th qtr to tie the game at 20 with the PAT pending when lightning struck. Game is delayed until tomorrow morning with a little over a minute left in the game. That is an extreme form of icing the kicker.
Jake Butt's Pickerington Central squad rolled tonight 45-14 with a huge game out of Northwestern RB commit Godwin Igwebuike.
Interesting. Baylor throws an incomplete pass on 3rd and goal from the 5, while committing a chop-block penalty (15 yards). ULM declined and Baylor kicked the FG. I'm surprised they didn't take the penalty and give Baylor 3rd and goal from the 20, where a FG isn't a sure thing.
How has Stonum not cracked the lineup at WR there?
to do with the fact that the guys playing ahead of him are talented players, who have two to four years of experience in Baylor's system. Stonum has talent, but he is not going to jump in front of guys who have been productive the last couple years and who have sigficant experience in the system, just like that.
Really, going for the two-point conversion was probably a smart move for, if successful, you can hold them to a tie and go to OT. Theoretically, of course, as there is no guarantee given the defensive play that ULM could get two more drives going in the next seven minutes.
....and then there was that. ULM brings the ball back to their 25 yard-line.
EDIT: Baylor gets the ball back quickly enough after a fumble on that read-option play. Apparently, there are "keepers", pass attempts and "here, you can have this - I didn't have a play anyway".
Boise's only score came from their D? Must still be feeling the pain from playing the highly touted sparty defense ... Or they just are not very good.