Saturday, July 23, 2011

Week 10 Simulation Football League Standings

Boise State Division
1.    2009 Boise State 9-1 (435 points, 295 allowed)
2.    2010 Boise State 7-3 (413-269)
3.    2006 Boise State 6-4 (333-260)
4.    2002 Boise State 5-5 (369-350)
4.    2003 Boise State 5-5 (282-259)
4.    2008 Boise State 5-5 (317-382)
7.    2007 Boise State 4-6 (302-326)
8.    2004 Boise State 3-7 (265-361)
8.    2001 Boise State 2-8 (235-349)
10.  2005 Boise State 2-8 (211-375)

Championship Division
1.    2001 Miami of Florida 10-0 (486-155)
2.    2004 USC 8-2 (442-227)
3.    2005 Texas 7-3 (318-242)
4.    2009 Alabama 6-4 (234-146)
4.    2008 Florida 6-4 (314-269)
6.    2002 Ohio State 3-7 (198-244)
7.    2006 Florida 4-6 (195-250)
7.    2007 LSU 4-6 (189-268)
8.    2003 LSU 2-8 (184-276)
9.    2010 Auburn 2-8 (202-325)  

2003 Boise State Upsets 2006 Boise State 34-26; USC Downs Texas

2003 Boise State 34, 2006 Boise State 26
In a shocking upset that could permanently derail their playoff hopes, the 2006 Boise State team was upended 34-26 by the 2003 Broncos in Simulation Football League action.

Ryan Dinwiddie, the #4 passer in the SFL threw for 347 yards and three touchdowns to engineer the victory for the Brick By Brick Broncos, who took the lead on a 14-yard pass from Dinwiddie to tight end Trent Lundin and didn't surrender it the rest of the game.  That scoring strike put the 2003 team up 14-10 at the half.  Donny Heck punctuated a third-quarter drive with a four-yard dash in the third quarter.  After an Anthony Montgomery field goal, Dinwiddie and Lundin hooked up again to make it 28-13. 

Jared Zabransky led the Fiesta Bowl champions to a touchdown with 46 seconds remaining (hitting tight end Derek Schouman) to make the score 34-26 but the ensuing onside kick was recovered by the 2003 team.

The 2006 team was tied with the 2010 Broncos at 6-3 with three games to play and with the Relentless Broncos winning again this afternoon, it's going to be tough to catch them.
"Every game's tough," said 2006 Coach Chris Petersen.  "Every one of those opponents can beat you and if you're not ready and at your best, you're going to regret it."

Lundin finished the afternoon with five catches for 66 yards and three TD's, his best game of the SFL season.  Tim Gilligan grabbed six passes for 54 yards and Lawrence Bady added four receptions for 75 yards for the 2003 Broncos, now 5-5 this season.

Ian Johnson led the way for the dejected 2006 team with 120 yards and a touchdown. 

2010 Boise State 52, 2005 Boise State 36
Heisman Trophy Candidate Kellen Moore threw for 398 yards and six touchdowns and Doug Martin rambled for 211 yards and two scores as the 2010 Boise State team put a licking on the 2005 Bronco team this afternoon in the Simulation Football League.

The most recent Broncos opened up a 31-7 lead before the 2005 Boise State team knew what hit them.  Moore had already thrown half of his TD passing output by that point.

"We've seen some pretty good quarterbacks," said safety Gerald Alexander, "but this guy's the best."

Moore, the #2 QB in the SFL, completed 27-of-34 passes and tossed the ball to 11 receivers in the aerial onslaught--he threw his fourth TD pass of the half to Geraldo Hiwat, a beautiful strike in between defenders with two seconds left to put his team up 38-21.  Martin did his job the rest of the way in controlling the clock and the line of scrimmage.  The Bronco junior now leads the SFL with 1,465 rushing yards.

Jeremy Avery also chalked up 77 yards on the ground for the Broncos.  Austin Pettis (6 receptions for 66 yards), Titus Young (5-62) and Hiwat (3-101) led the receiving corps. 

   Williams scored a defensive touchdown for Boise State

Lee Marks ran for 85 yards and a TD and Mike T. Williams came up with a defensive highlight when he stripped the ball and ran it in from 20 yards. 

With the loss today by the 2006 team, the 2010 Boise State team now is in control of its own destiny in the race for two playoff spots in the Boise State Division.  The Relentless Broncos are 7-3.  Although they gave it a battle, the 2005 team slips to 2-8.

2004 USC 38, 2005 Texas 26

In a game with important playoff implications, LenDale White ran for 223 yards and three touchdowns and added a TD catch from quarterback Matt Leinart as the Trojans knocked off Texas 38-26 this afternoon.  That gives the Trojans a one-game lead in the battle for the second playoff berth from the Championship Division.  Should the two teams finish tied at the end of the regular season, USC will get the nod because of this game this afternoon.  USC advanced to 8-2 while Texas is 7-3.

Selvin Young had made it a one-score game (28-23) with 10:57 left in the third on a one-yard plunge.  But USC charged back with a touchdown of their own on a seven-yard pass from Leinart to Alex Holmes and the Trojans were never headed after that.

USC rang up 501 yards of total offense in getting the critical win over their division rivals.  Leinart, who leads the SFL in passing, completed 21-of-31 for 248 yards and two touchdowns, with Steve Smith (5-101) his top target. 

Jamaal Charles gained 159 yards on just 14 carries and scored for the Longhorns but Texas could not generate a passing game.

2009 Boise State 54, 2007 Boise State 30
Kellen Moore threw for 374 yards and three touchdowns as the division-leading 2009 team pasted the 2007 Broncos 54-30.  With the loss today by the 2006 Boise State team, the 2009 Broncos clinched a berth in the upcoming SFL Playoffs.

Moore was 21-38 in leading Coach Chris Petersen's attack.  Five receivers (Titus Young with 5 for 109 yards and a TD, Austin Pettis with 5 for 91, Tyler Shoemaker with 2-80 and a touchdown and Kyle Efaw with 4 for 65 and a TD) exceeded 65 yards.  Jeremy Avery provided the balance the Broncos were looking for with 104 yards and two TD's.  Avery now has 19 rushing touchdowns to lead all running backs.  Kyle Brotzman also connected on all four field goal tries to finish drives.

"Kellen is just throwing the ball so well right now; it really allows us to open up our playbook," said Petersen.  "It's fun being a Boise State receiver with this guy back here," said Young.  "I know that if I run my route properly and get open, the ball's going to be there.  You can't ask for more than that as a receiver."

Taylor Tharp threw four TD passes (24-38 for 341 yards) to lead the Hawai'i Bowl team.  Ian Johnson rushed for an even 100 yards and Jeremy Childs continued to pace the Bronco receivers with six catches for 83 yards.

The 2009 Broncos clinched at least a tie for the Division Championship with a 9-1 record while the 2007 team fell to 4-6.

2008 Boise State 45, 2004 Boise State 25
In the third blowout of the day, the Poinsettia Bowl Broncos crushed the 2004 team 45-25.

It didn't start out that way.  The 2008 team was clinging to a 21-16 halftime lead until Kellen Moore connected with Jeremy Childs in the end zone to put the Broncos up 28-16 over the Liberty Bowl squad.  Moore threw two more touchdown passes (to Titus Young and Childs) in the fourth quarter to put the game away.

Moore finished with six touchdown passes (25-37 for 303 yards), and is among the league leaders in all those categories.  Childs hauled in seven passes for 62 yards and three of those scores while Julian Hawkins enjoyed his best afternoon of the SFL season with four catches for 69 yards.  Childs leads the SFL with 10 TD receptions and is second in catches with 63.  Ian Johnson continued his solid running with 139 yards on just 19 carries and Jeremy Avery also finished with 61.

Lee Marks led the ground game for the 2004 team with 71 yards.  Tyler Jones kicked four field goals for Coach Dan Hawkins' team.

"We really thought we could stay with them," said a disappointed Hawkins after the game.  "Our guys battled hard for a half only to let it get away."

The 2008 team moved to .500 on the season at 5-5 while the 2004 Broncos are a disappointing 3-7.

2008 Florida 23, 2009 Alabama 19
Florida rallied for 9 points in the final 13 minutes to post a 23-19 upset over highly-regarded Alabama.

Percy Harvin led the way for the Gators with 166 yards on just 10 carries and the Florida defense took over from there.  They held Greg McElroy to 11-of-24 passing for 198 yards although Mark Ingram, one of the SFL's top backs, was able to gain 170 yards.  

Both teams are now 6-4 on the season, tied for fourth in the Championship Division behind Miami of Florida, USC and Texas.

2001 Boise State 20, 2003 LSU 2
Boise State surrendered 426 yards of offense but their bend-but-don't-break defense held when it mattered as the 2001 Broncos posted a 20-2 upset of 2003 "national champion" LSU.

Dependable Brock Forsey ran for 156 yards (He now has 1,222 on the season) and a score on the surprised Tiger defense.  The Broncos bottled up leading LSU rusher Justin Vincent (18 carries for 51 yards). 

"We had a perfect game plan," said safety Quintin Mikell.  "Our coaches dialed up a great scheme and we just did what we were told to do."

Mikell and Wes Nurse both picked off LSU quarterback Matt Mauck, who finished the game 23-47 for 281 yards.

The huge upset gave the 2001 team a 2-8 record and moved them out of last place in the Boise State Division.  LSU fell to 2-8 on the season.

2001 Miami of Florida 37, 2002 Ohio State 9
Miami burst open a close game with 27 points in the second half to pull out a 37-9 win over the 2002 Ohio State team.  Miami not only clinched at least a tie for the Championship Division crown but also a playoff berth.

The Buckeyes pulled within four at 10-6 when Lou Groza Award-winning kicker Mike Nugent connected from 30 yards with 39 seconds remaining before the half.  But, on Miami's first play from scrimmage in the second half, running back Clinton Portis broke free to haul in an 80-yard pass from Ken Dorsey.  Portis outran the Ohio State defense for scores of 48 and 16 yards later in the half to clinch the victory. 

Portis, third in the SFL coming into today's game, finished with 132 yards rushing with three touchdowns and also caught three passes for 104 and the TD to pace the Hurricanes.  William Joseph had two sacks to lead the fierce Miami defense.  Miami is still unbeaten at 10-0.

Maurice Clarett gained 116 yards for Ohio State to go over the 1,000-yard rushing mark (1,098).  Ohio State fell to 3-7 this season.

2006 Florida 34, 2002 Boise State 28

Chris Leak's 26-yard touchdown pass to Percy Harvin in overtime gave the 2006 Florida team a 34-28 victory over the 2002 Broncos this afternoon.

Boise State held the lead for most of regulation, going up early on a 48-yard run from Brock Forsey.  The Broncos tacked on another touchdown when Ryan Dinwiddie hit the speedy Lou Fanucchi for a 33-yard scoring play in the second quarter.  Leak connected with Harvin for the first time from 13 yards out to reduce the margin but Nick Calaycay's 39-yard field goal with 5:52 left gave Boise State a 17-7 advantage that they carried into halftime.

Florida grabbed the momentum on the first drive of the third quarter with Leak hitting DeShawn Wynn for an eight-yard play that brought Florida to within three at 17-14.  Seven minutes later, the Gators were at it again as Leak fired his third TD pass of the game, this time a 21-yard strike to Riley Cooper.  Florida had moved ahead 21-17.

The Broncos closed to 21-20 just seconds into the third quarter on another Calaycay field goal and then, following a fumble recovery by Quintin Mikell, converted on a two-yard Dinwiddie to Cole Clasen pass.  Brock Forsey's two-point conversion put the Broncos in front 28-21 with 7:49 left.  The Boise State defense held and they nearly ran out the clock but had to punt.  Florida took full advantage with Leak finding Jemalle Cornelius in the end zone with 13 seconds left to tie the game.

A costly interception by Dinwiddie to begin overtime opened the door for Florida and Leak delivered.

Wynn led the Gators (4-6) with 85 yards rushing while Harvin finished with six catches for 61 yards out of his running back spot and Cornelius had five catches for 97 yards.

Billy Wingfield led Boise State (5-5) with four receptions for 104 yards.  Brock Forsey carried 18 times for 109 yards to pace the ground attack.  Dinwiddie finished 21-34 for 309 yards and two touchdowns but two interceptions.

2007 LSU 36, 2010 Auburn 30

Jacob Hester ran for 223 yards and Colt David booted five field goals as the 2007 "national champs" squeaked out a 36-30 win over Auburn this afternoon.

Three Auburn runners went over 100 yards but it wasn't enough.  Michael Dyer rambled for 176 yards and a score, quarterback Cam Newton rushed 20 times for 137 yards and Onterio McCalebb had 119 yards and two touchdowns.  Mario Fannin also gained 86 yards on eight carries as the Tigers accumulated 521 yards on the ground.

The game was a battle to stay out of the cellar in the Championship Division; Auburn slipped to 2-8 this season while LSU is now 4-6.