Saturday, October 2, 2010

Pass/Fail FCS Week 5

Here is our Pass/Fail assessment of FCS action on games that have gone final today...

Jacksonville 35, San Diego 28
Pass: QB Josh McGregor is tearing it up with another 4 TD tosses today. He has 17 for the season, and each of the 4 scores went to different player. Josh Philpart becomes the school's leading receiver.
Fail: JU defense almost allows a comeback, and after the Dolphins raced out to a 28-7 lead, USD gets to within 7 with 1:26 left in the game. Gotta put them away!!!

Harvard 35, Lafayette 10
Pass: The Crimson wins without QB Andrew Hatch, and RB Gino Gordon gained 170 yards with 2 scores on just 12 carries.
Fail: Lafayette's seaosn is basically over. No sign of life for the Leopards.

Campbell 27, Butler 10
Pass: The Fighting Camels get their run game going with Rashaun Brown (91 yards), Carl Smith (78 yards), and QB Daniel Polk (61 yards)
Fail: Butler has not beaten an FCS opponent in 2010.

Albany 23, #17 Yale 20
Pass: Albany was desperate for a big win, and finally pulled one out. A blocked punt returned for a TD early was the difference in the upset.
Fail: Yale's rushing game never developed, and the Bulldogs choked one away at home.

#5 Delaware 13, #3 James Madison 10
Pass: The Hens get their second major won in a row on the road. Mike Perry's FG got the win with 0:03 left. Trevor Sasek brought the Hens down the field in relief of Pat Devlin who went out with a concussion.
Fail: JMU's offense has spent two weeks struggling to score points. They were held to 10 points last week as well, and only scored 16 in the win over Virginia Tech.

Columbia 42, Princeton 14
Pass: Columbia's Sean Brackett breaks a school record with 5 TD passes. The Lions roll.
Fail: The Tigers waste a huge effort by Trey Peacock as he grabs 11 catches for 125 yards. Tigers get rolled.

Dayton 48, Valporaiso 14
Pass: The Flyers balanced offense makes an easy day of it, and the D cleans up as well.
Fail: Valpo just should not be playing D1 college football. It's painful.

Holy Cross 36, Fordham 31
Pass: Ryan Taggert passes for 289 and rushes for 75, as the Crusaders pile up 500 yards of offense.
Fail: Fordham's wheels are falling off the wagon. The Rams gave it their all to stay in the game, but they have now fallen to 2-3 on the season, with the loss comes on the heels of falling to Assumtion last week.

Wagner 29, Bryant 21
Pass: Wagner D takes over after the Seahawks get out to a 22-13 lead. The D shut out the Bulldogs in the 4th to preserve the win.
Fail: Jordan Brown had a big day on the ground, but not enough to get the NEC win for the Bulldogs.

Howard 28, Lincoln 14
Pass: The Bison finally find a win, even if it is against the D2 Blue Tigers.
Fail: The Bison couldn't blow out the D2 Blue Tigers...bad sign.

Monmouth 44, Duquesne 17
Pass: Monmouth was ranked 116th in the nation, and still got out on the Dukes 31-7 at the half.
Fail: Duquesne got hit by a truck, and one has to wonder if they were prepared at all. Remember, the Dukes were very strong in the first weeks of the season.

Georgia State 37, Morehead State 10
Pass: Bill Curry's first year Panthers are off to a 3-2 start, and they put a serious dent into Morehead's overall season.
Fail: Morehead found themselves down 30-3 at the half to a first year

Western Carolina 24, Citadel 13
Pass: Brandon Pelchoff bounced back for the Catamounts this week with 2 TD passes.
Fail: Citadell looked like a team with a decent chance in the pre-season, but they have flailed endlessly.

Colgate 34, #20 Georgetown 3
Pass: Nate Eachus rushed for 214 yards and 4 scores on the day for the Red Raiders.Look for him to crack our MVP RB Candidates list this week.
Fail: Isiah Kempf and Scott Darby were held to a total of 77 yards passing for the Hoyas, who will plumet out of the top 25.

Central Connecticut State 24, Sacred Heart 14
Pass: The Blue Devils rushed for 264 yards on the game.
Fail: Dale Fink completed 20 of 34 passes, but did not crack 200 yards. Not getting it done.

#13 Robert Morris 35, St. Francis (PA) 14
Pass: The Colonials were challenged, but scored 21 points in the 4th to pull away.
Fail: Jeff Sinclair made our MVP Candidate list at QB, but had a very average day passing, only completing 8 of 17 passes.

Richmond 41, Coastal Carolina 19
Pass: Richmond needed a bounce back win, and CCU was there to provide. Tyker Kirchoff rushed for 126 yards on the day.
Fail: Zach MacDowell tosses 3 picks for the Chanticleers.

Rhode Island 27, Brown 24 (OT)
Pass: URI has big wins over UNH and now rival Brown. The Rams acquire the Governor's Cup.
Fail: Kyle Newhall-Caballero passed for 325 yards and keoth the Bears in it, but the D could not make the big play.

Wofford 38, Furman 17
Pass: Eric Breitenstein rushes for 230 yards and 4 scores for the Terriers, and Furman never got close. Mitch Allen ran for another 121 yards as well.
Fail: Furman rush D, obviously.

Elon 24, Samford 19
Pass: Elon jumped out to a 17-3 lead, and then held on for dear life at the end, as Samford got to within 5 with 4:26 left.
Fail: Chris Evans (115 yards rushing) is the only real source of offense for Samford.

VMI 24, Presbyterian 13
Pass: Cameron Jones found Mario Scott twice through the air. The Keydets defense made that work along with Jones' 1 yard scoring run.
Fail: PC may not win a game all season, and VMI may or may not win another.

Missouri State 35, #10 Youngstown State 25
Pass: The Bears got their first two defensive scores this season, once with a fumble return, and once with a pick 6.
Fail: YSU led 17-0 in the first quarter. Shameful.

Drake 42, Marist 0
Pass: The Bulldogs raced out to a 28-0 lead at the half, and they obtain a must have win.
Marist: The Red Foxes were never in the game. Nothing went right, and now Marist has to feel like their season has really started to come to an end.

#8 Western Illinois 28, #11 North Dakota State 16
Pass: Caulton Ray and Bryce Flowers powered the running game, and carried the Leathernecks to a huge PRS win on the road.
Fail: Brock Jensen had a big game for the Bison, but just could not find the big play when they needed it, and WIU got out to a 21-3 lead. That's a terrible spot to play from.

Southern Illinois 38, #25 Illinois State 17
Pass: SIU got a huge win to get them back into the middle of the MVC race.
Fail: This was a huge chance for the Redbirds to move way up in the PRS, and was also a major chance to finish the Salukis. Failed on both counts.

#9 Southeast Missouri 28, Eastern Illinois 13
Pass: Henry Harris is moving way up in the RB of the Year standings with a massive 179 yard performance for the Redhawks. This is on the heels of a 196 yard game last week.
Fail: EIU was held to 100 yards on 35 carries. They still have not won a game either.

Prairie View 34, Mississippi Valley State 13
Pass: The Panthers would have become the laughing stock of the SWAC had they fallen to the Delta Devils.
Fail: The Devils and Panthers have exchanged identities from the 80's when PVAM could not buy a win for years, and MVSU was piling up points and wins like a leprechaun collects gold.

McNeese State 24, Northwestern State 7
Pass: Jacob Bower completed 19 of 25 passes in the win.
Fail: NWS has lost 14 of 15 dating back to last season.

Northern Arizona 26, Southern Utah 23
Pass: Michael Herrick found Zach Bauman from 15 out with 3:07 left in the game to bring the Lumberjacks the win.
Fail: Brad Sorensen (SUU) was held to 154 yards passing, which is his worst outing of 2010.

South Dakota 27, North Dakota 17
Pass: Dante Warren passed for 268 yards and 3 scores in the win.
Fail: UND was down 21-3 before they could blink.

Eastern Washington 35, Weber State 24
Pass: EWU QB Bo Levi Mitchell passed for 337 yards and 4 scores. Brandon Kaufman had 5 catches for 138 yards and Ashton Gant had 5 grabs for 110 yards.
Fail: Cameron Higgins passed for 315 yards for Weber State and passed for 3 scores, but also tossed 3 picks on the day.

Cornell 21, Bucknell 12
Pass: The Big Red jumped out to an early 14-0 lead and never had to worry again.
Fail: The Bison forced 4 turnovers and somehow failed to capitalize.

#14 William & Mary 31, #6 Villanova 24
Pass: The Tribe built an early 21-3 lead, and managed to hold on for the win.
Fail: The Villanova running game was a complete no show, with Chris Whitney having to throw to attempt a comeback. Whitney led all rushers for Villanova  with 37 yards.

Penn 35, #24 Dartmouth 28 (OT)
Pass: Billy Ragone rushed for 3 scores and passed for another as the Quakers pulled off the win in OT at home.
Fail: The Quakers could not stop the Big Green on 3rd down in the 4th, as Conner Kempe passed for 2 TD's on 3rd down plays leading up to the OT.

Montana 30, Northern Colorado 7
Pass: The Gizzlies get a much needed win on the road.QB Justin Roper passed for two scores and rushed for one more, and Chase Reynolds rushed for 105 yards and a score.
Fail: The Bears scored early in the 4th to avoid the shutout loss at home.

Tennessee State 37, North Carolina A&T 7
Pass: TSU had a late September slump, but now has two straight wins over MEAC opponents.
Fail: The Aggies have nothing left to do this season other than to provide someone a nice big cupcake every week.

#16 Grambling 25, Alabama A&M 22
Pass: Frank Warren kept up his pace this week by rushing for 136 yards and a score, and added 75 yards receiving. Kenneth Batiste also returned a kick 87 yards for a TD.
Fail: The Tigers gave up 400 yards of offense and barely survived.

#19 Bethune-Cookman 69, Morgan State 32
Pass: Matthew Johnson passed for 261 yards on just 13 completions, and the Wildcats cruised to a 42-26 wild first half lead. They then ran away from the Bears in the second half, outscoring them 27-6.
Fail: The Bears were held to 247 yards despite scoring 32 points.

#18 Montana State 64, Sacramento State 61 (OT)
Pass: Denarius McGee passed for 385 yards and 4 scores, CJ Palmer rushed for 131 yards, and Julius Lloyd had 8 grabs for 177 yards in the wild win for the Bobcats.
Fail: The defenses on both sides were basically awful, as is the case when 125 points are scored in a football game. MSU blew a 37-10 lead and were outscored 51-27 in the second half and in OT.

Northern Iowa 24, South Dakota State 14
Pass: The Panthers rushed for 276 yards on the day, which saved their less than stellar passing attack.
Fail: Thomas O'Brien passed for 230 yards for the Jackrabbits, but SDSU could not generate momentum, and could not stop the run.

Indiana State 56, Quincy 22
Pass: Any win is a pass for the Sycamores, but beating someone in the MVC would be good too at some point.
Fail: Quincy only generated 47 yards on the ground on 25 carries.

Old Dominion 14, Gardner-Webb 7
Pass:QB Thomas DiMarco scored on a TD run from 5 out late in the 4th, and the Monarchs held off the Bulldogs in a rather uneventful football game.
Fail: Gardner-Webb ran the ball 45 times for just 73 yards.

South Carolina State 19, Florida A&M 0
Pass: Malcolm Long passed for 206 yards, while Chris Massey rushed for 110 yards, and the Bulldogs picked up a big MEAC win on the road.
Fail: The Rattlers fell asleep against Tennessee State last week and still have not woken up.

Maine 16, New Hampshire 13 (OT)
Pass: Maine kept a pulse in the Colonial with a huge win at home in overtime.
Fail: UNH lost their pulse and is now DOA in Colonial play after losses to the BEars and to Rhode Island.

Eastern Kentucky 58, Kentucky State 7
Pass: EKU got a nice and easy win against D2 KSU. The Colonels eased out to a 38-0 lead at the half, and cruised out from there.
Fail: KSU only generated 98 yards of offense.

Arkansas-Pine Bluff 41, Southern 23
Pass: UAPB broke open a game that was tied at the half with a 28-10 run in the second half.
Fail: Southern is out of the race now in the SWAC.

Sam Houston State 38, Lamar 10
Pass: Tim Flanders busted loose for 153 yards rushing for the Bearkats on the road.
Fail: Lamar has now been outscored 109-13 in the last two weeks. Welcome back to college football, Cardinals.

#1 Jacksonville State 40, Murray State 34
Pass: JSU just continues to sneak by every week, but they are still winning and have gone to 5-0.
Fail: The Racers blew a 2 TD lead. You have a 2 TD lead, you need to put it away. What a lost opportunity against one of the best teams in the country.

#12 UMass 27, Towson 14
Pass: The Minutemen trailed 14-7, and then went on an unanswered 20-0 run. John griffin rushed for 117 yards in the win.
Fail: The Tigers were held to 267 yards and 11 1st downs in the loss.

Liberty 52, Savannah State 14
Pass: Mike Brown passed for 231 yards and rushed for another 54. Sir Chauncey Holloway also added 140 yards on 16 carries for Liberty
Fail: SSU just continues their program spanning futility.

Texas Southern 21, Alabama State 7
Pass: The Tigers scored two unanswered TDs in the 4th to pull off the upset on the road.
Fail: Alabama State had risen to #3 in the PRS, and now they are completely out of the top 35 after 2 straight inexplicable losses.

UC-Davis 14, San Jose State 13
Pass: The Aggies get the win over the FBS Spartans on the road. Randy Wright, a redshirt freshman, led the Aggies back from a 13-0 deficit at halftime by passing for 223 yards.
Fail: San Jsoe State sinks to a whole new low.

Portland State 38, Idaho State 3
Pass: The Vikings get on track in the Big Sky by racing to a 24-3 lead and they never looked back.
Fail: Idaho State wasted a trip to Portland for this game, as they never got off of the bus.

Fresno State-Cal Poly is at the half as of this post, with Fresno State holding a narrow 21-17 lead.

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