Saturday, September 03, 2005
SIMULBLOG FOR WASHINGTON V. AIRFORCE
OPENING DRIVE -- HUSKIES FOOTBALL
3 and out. Rankin twice up the middle. On third and three the Huskies went gun with no backs. Stanback QB draw was stiffled. PUNT
OPENING DRIVE -- AIR FORCE FOOTBALL
Fumble at the Huskies 20 yard line. Goldsten recovered
Air Force converted on two long third down plays to keep the drive.
8:31 left 1st Quarter -- No Score -- HUSKIES FOOTBALL
Huskies are just coming right at Air Force. I formation here we come and try to stop the running game. It is a smash mouth. Rankin busted a 25 yard run. Most of the runs are over the leftside of the offensive line, Joe Toledo and Stanley Daniels.
Drive stalls on a third five when Stanback has his pass knocked down.
EVEN KNUDSON 40 YARD FIELD GOAL -- 3-0 HUSKIES.
8 PLAY 57 YARD DRIVE.
5:30 left in 1st Quarter -- Huskies lead 3-0 -- Air Force Football
3 and out. Huskies rallied to the ball very well on defense.
Matt Fontaine knocked away first and ten pass play.
3:50 left in 1st Quarter -- Huskies lead 3-0 -- Huskies Football.
4th and 2 on the 18 yard line and after a timeout the Huskies go for it.
Quick flair out to Russo comes up inches short. Questionable that you take the 3 points on a 4th and 2 situation.
Amazing pass from Stanback to Corey Williams straight down the middle of the field for 35 yards highlighted the drive. This was the best throw we have seen out of Stanback.
Drive fails on 3rd and 1 when James Simms tenatively gets caught for a one yard loss at the 19 yard line. Questionable why Simms would get this carry when Rankin is running this well.
Stanback also hit Russo on a simple out pattern to start the drive for 12 yards.
Early playing calling has been great. Simple. Straight forward and low on the risk factor.
Stanback is 5 of 6 for 69 yards.
1:00 left in 1st Quarter -- Huskies lead 3-0 -- Air Force Football
Fischer DeBerry Air Force Head Coach went into his bag of tricks and brought out the entire 2nd team offense to start the drive and went to a no-huddle.
San Jose State transfer cornerback Roy Lewis looks very good on the corner.
1st Quarter Stats: Huskies 126 yards - Falcons 73
Rushing yards: even at 56
Passing yarss: Air Force 70-17.
Air Force fakes a punt at 4th and 5 on the Huskies 45 to keep the drive alive.
Ian Furness of 1080 the Fan in Portland said right before the punt this is about when Fischer Deberry does something nutty. Good Call
DeBerry went for it again on 4th and 3 at the 33 and with a generous mark made it again.
DaShawn Goldston and CJ Wallace both are playing very well.
The secondary as a whole has been very strong in run support and pass coverage.
CJ Wallace forced the fumble (the above was written before) and ended the drive at their own 26.
That is the Falcons second turnover inside the Huskies 40 yard line.
The drive was 16 plays and 5:37 and no points
10:13 left in the 2nd Quarter -- Huskies lead 3-0 -- Huskies ball
Play calling continues to be strong. Simple, safe and confidence building
Johnnie Kirton caught his first pass coming out of the set as a tied end.
Robin Meadow holding penalty on a Rankin run cost the Huskies on a 1st and 10.
Drive stalls at the 47. Falcons blitzed and Stanback missed Russo.
PUNT -- Terrible snap on the punt just about had the punt blocked.
6:53 left in the 2nd Quarter -- Huskies lead 3-0 -- Falcons Ball
The Huskies are hitting really hard.
Chris Fetters of Dawgman has the line of the day, "Is this the spring game."
Fatigue is beginning to be a factor. The Huskies are playing the plays correctly and the Falcons are getting 4 to 6 yards a chunk.
Over the last 16 minutes of the game the Falcons have been on offense for 13.
27 of the last 33 plays have been Falcons offense.
CJ Wallace just left with an injury and Roy Lewis got hurt an arm injury.
FIELD GOAL 41 YARD -- TIED AT 3-3
13 plays 57 yards 6:14
14:40 left in the 3rd Quarter -- Tied at 3 -- Falcons Ball
Great kick return starts drive at the 42
With the help of an illegal motion penalty Huskies stop drive without allowing first down.
13:19 left in the 3rd Quarter -- Tied at 3 -- Huskies Ball
WOW -- Very impressive opening drive of the 2nd half.
10 running plays including 7 in a row and 2 passes.
A gorgeous play action roll to Johnnie Kriton from Stanback broke the streak of 7 straight runs.
Rankin is ran very well. Rankin is over 100 yards on 16 carries.
Stanback has great numbers but too often he is costing yards with throws that are not accurate enough.
Sims is the back-up running back for Rankin at this point.
Joe Toledo left ankle sprain doubtful to return.
TOUCHDOWN JAMES SIMS 1 YARD RUN -- HUSKIES LEAD 10-3
7:01 left in the 3rd Quarter -- Huskies lead 10-3 -- Falcons Ball
They have been lining up Gunheim as a linebacker in certain formations.
Bend but don't break
Nice play by Gunheim and Darin Harris to stop a 3rd and 5 on the 9 yard line.
28 yard Field Goal -- Huskies lead 10-6.
13 plays - 70 yards 5:50
1:05 left in the 3rd Quarter. Huskies lead 10-6 -- Huskies ball
Muffed kickoff and the Dawgs start on the 11. First play pass to Ellis for 21 yards. HUGE.
WOW AGAIN -- A TREMDOUS DRIVE.
Stanback has been brillant in the second half -- 7 of 7 for 110 yards and Touchdown.
He has hit 5 different recievers in the half.
He is 16 for 21 for 207 yards -- That is tremendous.
27 YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS TO CODY ELLIS OVER TWO DEFENDERS WITH TERRIFIC TOUCH. THAT SHOULD WIN THE FOOTBALL GAME
NOT SO FAST!!!
84 YARD TOUCHDOWN PASS TO KIRKWOOD.
2 POINT CONVERSION NEGATED BY PENALTY.
HUSKIES LEAD 17-13
9:23 left in the game -- Huskies lead 17-13 -- Huskies ball
Stanback throws his first incompletion on a drop by Corey Williams.
Drop stalls the drive on what would have been a huge first down.
Rankin continues to run well.
6:06 left in the game -- Huskies lead 17-13 -- Falcons Ball
4th and at the Falcons own 40 -- Carney keeps it on a roll 1st down
Falcons stay alive
Carney hits Brown with 3:00 left, he slips after the catch at the 30. Had he not slipped he could have gone to the house.
Carney runs 15 yards to the 15
2:27 left 1st -10 at 15 yd line: Carney keeps for 2 yds
2:00 left 2nd - 8 at 13 yd line: Evan Benjamin makes a great play stuffing Carney
1:30 left 3rd -9 at the 15 yd line: Completion to the 1yd line to Kirkwood.
1:02 left 1st - goal at the 1 yd line:
Heading down to field -- you know the outcome