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jaymo76
10-05-2013, 11:29 PM
With the demise of the NCAA franchise I have decided to begin a personal dynasty thread. At this point I have just wrapped up my fourth season. I started as the OC for my beloved ASU Sun Devils. I started with only one coach skill. In my five seasons I have moved up the ranks quickly. I am now rated a level 19 coach (with an emphasis on recruiting).


OC of ASU 12-2 (Alamo Bowl victory)
OC of ASU 7-6 (Fight Hunger Bowl victory)
* didn't plan on leaving but the UNLV job was just too tempting. Plus ASU was looking very weak offensively so I had to make my move. Turns out this was a great decision.

HC of UNLV 11-3 (MWC Champs; Orange Bowl victory
HC of UNLV 13-1 (MWC Champs; Sugar Bowl victory)

My current contract runs until 2019 but I have A+ prestige and my stats back it up.

record: 24-4
job security: safe
vs rivals: 2-0
vs top 25: 5-1 (including two wins vs. Michigan and one vs Alabama- Sugar Bowl)
bowl record 2-0

My senior LE #84 John Schneider was made the NCAA 2nd team all star as was my stud MLB #52 Anthony Houston. My freshman CB #41 Greg Harris took home freshman all-ncaa honours (props to the Vancouver, Canada recruit). I also had 11 all MWC players.

In my second season as head of the Rebels I have won the prestigious coach of the year honours.

jaymo76
10-05-2013, 11:35 PM
Granted my win in the Sugar Bowl sounds impressive but I assure you this was just dumb luck. I had a fumble recovery for a td and the Alabama kicker went 0-5 in fg attempts. I kicked a 39 yard fg with no time left on the clock to win 16-14. Alabama dominated but could not convert when it counted.

Alabama total yards 464
UNLV total yards 241

My team had 55 yards rushing in total. It was a lucky win but I will take it. Bama was ranked #3 while UNLV was #8 (with a super soft schedule to boot). I'm about to begin the offseason. I have a lot of holes to fill. It will be a long offseason.

jaymo76
10-05-2013, 11:50 PM
:UNLV::UNLV::UNLV::UNLV: We had great season and I am proud of my team! Our final ranking was #8. I figured it would have improved with our Sugar Bowl victory but that wasn't in the cards.

#2 Texas took home the NC with a 56-35 thumping of #1 Louisville. Ouch! Texas racked up 660 yards vs UL. Texas qb K. Davis went 25-31 for 517 yards and 8 TD's!!! Wow!!!

I have been offered a contract extension and I am thinking it over. UNLV is very happy with my coaching thus far. However, I have a tough decision to make as Georgia fired Mark Richt and LSU fired Less Miles as both teams went 4-8. Now both programmes want to hire me. Do I want to step up to the SEC??? Both jobs are offering 5 year contracts but the expectations are 11 win seasons. Can I leave my young UNLV team for the glamour of the SEC? I need some time to think about this.

steelerfan
10-06-2013, 01:27 AM
Tough decision, indeed.

Sometimes a move is good just to avoid having things become stale.

Not just that, but I'm not sure I'd want to turn UNLV into a power from the MWC. I'd consider moving them to the Pac 12, if you stay. That would eliminate some of the staleness and allow you to keep building that program while waiting for ASU to come calling.

jaymo76
10-06-2013, 01:58 AM
UNLV offered me an extension past the 2020 season. The university is only asking for 5 wins per season. I like those odds! However, being open to any possibility I entered the carousel.

Some of My TOP offers included:

:Georgia:
:Cal:
:San_Diego_State:
:Minnesota:
:Kansas_State:
:Syracuse:


In the running for:
:LSU:
:Oklahoma_State:
:BC:


I gave serious consideration to :Kansas: but in the end it just didn't feel right so I took the UNLV extension. Before I go up to the next level I still have something to prove.
My defensive coordinator Tyrone Dortch was a one and done. After one year of service he took over as HC at UL Lafayette. That's going to be one tough gig as he is only a level 5 coach. John Bailey, DC at Purdue has been hired to replace Dortch. He comes in at level 11 and will also run a 4-3, just how I like it.

On the Brightside my OC, Paul Petrino is staying with the team. He signed an extension to stick with the team through 2021. I am happy to have that continuity on offense with the playbook. This coming season we need to improve the running game. I still have not had a 1,000+ yard rusher at UNLV. That needs to change ASAP.

13 PLAYERS GRADUATED THIS YEAR. 8 were on the D and all 8 were starters. On the transfer front nobody expressed interest in the UNLV programme. However we also did not lose anyone via transfers. Nothing to speak of regarding the draft either as none of our players were selected. I was a little surprised that Houston was picked up but I guess that's life.

On the recruiting front we have two players who are key right now: WR/KR Mal Jalaal & RT Bobby Thomas. I'm going all out to make sure these two sign with us.

jaymo76
10-06-2013, 02:00 AM
Tough decision, indeed.

Sometimes a move is good just to avoid having things become stale.

Not just that, but I'm not sure I'd want to turn UNLV into a power from the MWC. I'd consider moving them to the Pac 12, if you stay. That would eliminate some of the staleness and allow you to keep building that program while waiting for ASU to come calling.

Yup Georgia offered but LSU went in a different direction. I was leaning to LSU but it wasn't in the cards. I am going to take it slow this season and see what I have but UNLV is not a long-term situation.

jaymo76
10-06-2013, 02:50 AM
Overall, recruiting went very well in the second half of the season. I ended up having the 16th best recruiting class and won top honours for the Mountain West.

no five stars :(
:4star: 7
:3star: 6
:2star: 3
:1star: 1

My receiving core gained the most as I picked up three 4 star receivers (Samuel, Maxwell, Jalaal). I also landed two studs on the D: OLB, Hancock & DE, Jones. I also landed the tackle I wanted (Thomas). He looks to be a big mauler type.

My pipelines are still California (26) and Nevada (8). However, I now have 4 players from the Great White North (what can I say... you have to represent right?). I also have two players each from Washington, Utah, South Carolina, and Hawaii. Right now my coaching skills have not focused on pipelines but that may change this season.

jaymo76
10-06-2013, 03:42 AM
As a new season is about to dawn I have three out of conference games. I need to finish UNLV-Idaho series but two new series will begin this season.

Week 2: :Idaho2: @ :UNLV:
Week 3: :UNLV: @ :Georgia:
Week 4: :Wake_Forest: vs :UNLV: @ neutral site~ MET LIFE STADIUM

As we start the season I feel pretty disrespected. We went from 8th last season to 42nd overall.

Ratings:

ovr: B
off: B+
def: B-
spt: B-

Bama is #1 with A+ across the board.

Sam Boyd is moving up on toughest places to play. We are now at #56. We have a 10 game win streak going. Let's hope that increases this season. As for the conference, I am expected to win my division but SD State will give me a run for my money.

SmoothPancakes
10-06-2013, 08:25 AM
Great stuff man. Looking forward to see what you can do with UNLV this season, and where you go next. :)

jaymo76
10-06-2013, 11:26 AM
:UNLV: Star profiles; 2017 SEASON

Each season I am going to have a new feature~ star profiles. They will give a quick overview of 2-3 key players for the upcoming season. For this season the offense is will be strong and that depth comes from the qb and wr positions.

1. QB #12 Travis Dixon (senior)

Travis Dixon is the total package of quarterbacks. He is an ovr 97; has an absolute cannon for an arm and can run the read option for good yardage when in a pinch. However, Dixon has the uncanny ability of turning into Jay Cutler during games and going ice-cold. His record as a starter is impressive but the tale of the tape shows a different story. Last year he was pulled in 5 games due to accuracy/interception issues. He is a career 67% passer but he has almost as many int’s as he does td’s.

Last year as a starter he threw for over 2700 yards with 16td’s and 15 int’s. Consistency will be huge for Dixon. He has the ability to be a star but will he live up to his potential? A big season means Dixon will be headed for the draft. A mediocre season like last year and Dixon’s football career is over. OC Petrino’s offensive style may not totally work for Dixon but going into year two with the same scheme should help Dixon greatly improve his craft.

2. WR #86 Brian Gray (Junior)

Brian was my first actual signee when I arrived at UNLV. He came in to the programme at the last moment. He was not highly recruited by other programmes primarily because of his speed. Let me just say that he is slow. Most CB’s have a 5-10 point speed advantage. However, what Gray loses in speed he makes up for in catching. The guy catches literally everything thrown to him. He has flourished in OC Paul Petrino’s Illinois based offensive scheme. The short yardage game and a heavy dose of slants allowed him to make 72 receptions last year and 6 td’s.

Brian Gray is highly under-rated. He gets no love in all-star voting but he single-handedly has won us multiple games over the past two seasons. Gray is not flashy or exciting but he is an amazing possession receiver. He even moonlights as a kickoff and punt returner (however this year Mal Jalaal will be the primary returner so as to try and avoid injury for Gray).


This team is as much dependent on the hands of Gray as it is on the arm of Dixon. .. However, the wildcard of the deck this year will be the offensive line. Two rookies will be starters. Plus the LG position is extremely weak! Will Dixon have the time he needs to throw or will he be running for his life? Also will the running game under new starters Brown and Palmer give the offense enough variety or will it be solely an air-raid attack?

dhook27
10-09-2013, 11:14 PM
Nice this looms good! Ima make a thread of my :Ohio_State:dynasty. Not going to be as detailed just posting stats.

jaymo76
10-12-2013, 02:17 AM
Starting off the season with a bye-week. In recruiting I have decided to go all in with A stud #1 ranked 4* DE, Simon Clermont. The kid is from Vancouver and he's a monster... 6'10 250 pounds. Right now it's a 7 team race and I'm at the bottom. If I can land this kid it will be a huge move for UNLV.

I'm also going all in on Gill Simon a mountain of man who plays guard. The kid is out of Saskatoon, 6'8 and 304 pounds. He's a run block specialist and that's what I need. Currently I am in 8th place...

Other notables I'm pursuing include:

DE Cory Schmidt
QB Matt Bullock
ATH Chad Daniels
k Jermaine Winston
MLB Jed Davis
MLB Roderick Miller

jaymo76
10-12-2013, 02:34 AM
The opening week kicked off with a bang. The upsets this week were huge.

Temple 48 @ #14 ND 26
#8 South Carolina 38 @ # 2 FSU 28
#1 Alabama 39 @ Michigan St. 42

Nobody in MWC played so week two is where it al begins.

jaymo76
10-12-2013, 03:54 AM
Idaho and UNLV battled it out during a monsoon in Vegas...

We started like gangbusters but that didn't last. After moving down the field at will on the first drive and scoring a td the offense began to sputter. The O line has major issues and Dixon was feeling the heat all of the first half. However, the run game was pretty decent. The biggest issue... DEFENCE or lack thereof. At the end of the first half the score was 21-14 as I scored a ts with 4 seconds left.

The big story though, my D was just being ripped. At the half we were struggling but a light was switched on in the 2nd and we ended up pulling away with some long drives. The final was 30-14 UNLV. It was a win but not an impressive one.

* we gave up 313 yards to Idaho and 444 yards overall
* Dixon was sacked 3 times and hit about 8 times
* OL run blocking was weak at times
* almost no DL pressure on Idaho's qb
* Dixon threw yet another bad int

As for the positives, two things stand out.

Freshman wr #14 Robert Samuel: 6 catches for 75 yards and 1 td
freshman returner #76 Mal Jalaal: 2 catches for 20 yards and 134 yards in the return game

The big decision for next week is at rb. My starter Fuller was weak and his backup Brown played a strong game. Do I make the switch after one week?

SmoothPancakes
10-12-2013, 05:34 AM
Good stuff Jaymo. Damn, Idaho must have stocked up on some Canadians of their own. They usually get steamrolled in my dynasty. :D

jaymo76
10-12-2013, 12:55 PM
Good stuff Jaymo. Damn, Idaho must have stocked up on some Canadians of their own. They usually get steamrolled in my dynasty. :D

:D So true! My D is pretty soft and I cannot get pressure. I am playing Georgia this week and if my D can't play better then it will be ugly. What really hurt is that Idaho was running a spread no huddle attack and my guys were exhausted. I am very nervous about playing Georgia. I really have no feel for the game yet.

Plus, the MWC started off strong with the most notable win being Wyoming taking out #11 Oregon 45-42. Last year I barely beat Wyoming (last second win if I recall). There could be a power shift in the MWC this year. It also looks like Boise St. has retooled after two weak seasons.

Looking forward to hearing more on your dynasty Smooth. I will let you know how Utah and Tulsa are doing in my world next time I log on.

jaymo76
10-12-2013, 05:40 PM
Game 2 :UNLV: (1-0) @ :Georgia: (0-2)

The game started badly for UNLV. It was 10-0 after the first two possessions. Georgia ran the ball at will and Dixon threw a pick early. After some major D adjustments and moving to a zone blitz scheme our d caught up. We then scored 10 straight to tie it up. Dixon was on fire. Georgia then drove down the field and hit a 47 yard fg to take the lead going into the half (13-10).

To open up the second half Georgia had the ball and again our D buckled. Georgia went all the way down the field and scored a td. Passing and running... we could not stop them. Our offense got the ball and came out ice cold. The run game under Fuller was brutal. Three and out and then the Georgia O was on the move again. Georgia's offense was methodical, simply carving us up... and then my free safety #32 Waters picked off the Georgia QB in the UNLV end-zone to give us some life.

A 49 yard field goal for #1 Morris (UNLV) pulled us to within 7 at the end of the 3rd quarter. Georgia was still up 20-13 but we had life. However, Georgia drove the field again, with an unstoppable passing game... and just like that the score goes to 27-13 Georgia.

Not willing to go quietly, we moved to a no-huddle air raid offense. Mal Jalaal scored a td on a 61 yard bomb. Just like that it's 27-20 Georgia. Finally our D hold and we get the ball back!!! Then Dixon throws his second pick of the game... :( Georgia, already in UNLV territory went into a ball control offense and ran the clock and then took it to the house to go up 34-20.

On our last offensive drive we had four dropped passes and failed to convert on fourth down. Georgia took the ball and ran out the clock. We had a chance but no run game and two costly picks cost us any chance in this game. The D played well at times but overall was pretty inefficient. Georgia had 368 yards of offense, including 176 rush yards. The only bright spot for UNLV was the play of Mal Jalaal (4 rec for 115 yards and 1 td + 181 kick return yards)

With that UNLV goes to 1-1. Coach jaymo is NOT happy!!!

jaymo76
10-13-2013, 03:10 AM
Game 3: :Wake_Forest: (1-0) @ :UNLV: (1-1)

Game three kicked off at Met Life Stadium. UNLV entered the game with a struggling defense and a sputtering run game. RB Brown (#33) has replaced RB Fuller (#27) at starting RB and true freshman RB, Coker (#6) moves to 2nd on the depth chart.

Wake starts with the ball and drives down the field for an easy td. We then get the ball and a real shocker here... Dixon throws an int. Wake gets the ball and just like that it's 14-0 2 minutes into the game. I then relied on a heavy dose of Brown running the ball and it resulted in a UNLV td to make the score 14-7. Wake drove the field again and came away with three to move ahead 17-7.

The first quarter ended 17-7 but we were on the move. The drive ended with a six yard rd pass from Dixon to Gray. That made the score 17-14 Wake. On Wakes next possession my Cb Harris came up with a pic at Wakes 36. My fb Prince Harris gave UNLV the lead with a 1 run td to make the score 21-17 UNLV. Wake gets the ball back and it's three and out. With time running out Dixon moves us down the field and connects with Gray for another td. We go up 28-17 but Wake drives again all the way to the three and then kicks an fg with 3 seconds remaining. The score is 28-20 at the half.

We get the ball to start the second half and drive all the way down the field and then like a poorly written novel, Dixon throws a big int. The guy has all the talent in the world but he throws non-stop pics. Wake shreds my secondary and gets an fg to make the score 28-23 UNLV. Jalaal fields the ball and gets a 52 yard return to give us great field position. From there Dixon hooks up with Gray for a third td strike and UNLV moves ahead 35-23. Wakes qb shreds the secondary again and just like that it's 35-30. The UNLV has just been dreadful.

To start the fourth both teams refuse to play D. UNLV drove down the field and Brown ran it in from six yards out. That made the score 42-30 UNLV. Then finally a punt! UNLV stopped the Wake O!!! With the time left UNLV runs the clock and and takes home a 42-30 victory. D was awful but the O had a great game.

Some key stats for the game:
Dixon 27/33 300 yards 3td's 2 ints
Brown 25 carries 124 yards 4.9ypc 2 td's
Gray 7 rec 74 yards 3 td's
Samuel (fr) 7 rec 85 yards
UNLV D: 4 sacks
UNLV total offense: 436 yards
Wake passing game: 327 yards

jaymo76
10-13-2013, 03:28 AM
Next up is a home date with #97 ranked Utah State (1-2). Also just an fyi, Tulsa is 2-0 and 65th overall in raking.

SmoothPancakes
10-13-2013, 10:45 AM
:D So true! My D is pretty soft and I cannot get pressure. I am playing Georgia this week and if my D can't play better then it will be ugly. What really hurt is that Idaho was running a spread no huddle attack and my guys were exhausted. I am very nervous about playing Georgia. I really have no feel for the game yet.

Plus, the MWC started off strong with the most notable win being Wyoming taking out #11 Oregon 45-42. Last year I barely beat Wyoming (last second win if I recall). There could be a power shift in the MWC this year. It also looks like Boise St. has retooled after two weak seasons.

Looking forward to hearing more on your dynasty Smooth. I will let you know how Utah and Tulsa are doing in my world next time I log on.

Yeah, it looks like you're going to be in for a tough fight in the MWC this year. Damn Wyoming has gotten good, knocking off #11 Oregon. Impressive. Best of luck man, you're gonna need it.

And sounds good man. I'm gonna try to fire up my next dynasty game sometime this afternoon. Get the joy of taking on UNLV. :D And definitely looking forward to how Utah State and Tulsa do in your dynasty. Hopefully they keep up their winning ways.


Next up is a home date with #97 ranked Utah State (1-2). Also just an fyi, Tulsa is 2-0 and 65th overall in raking.

Come on Utah State! :D And nice, 2-0 start for Tulsa. Hopefully they can keep it going.

SmoothPancakes
10-13-2013, 02:58 PM
So, I'm currently at halftime of my game against UNLV. You might want to tell your boys they need to work on pass defense a little bit more in the off-season.

jaymo76
10-13-2013, 03:53 PM
So, I'm currently at halftime of my game against UNLV. You might want to tell your boys they need to work on pass defense a little bit more in the off-season.

:D Dude I have been trying all season. They just won't listen. It my darn D coordinator. If we blitz we get burned and if we sit back we get scorched. I just don't have the players to keep up with pass happy/lack of D NCAA 14. I will need better recruits moving forward. Thank goodness for my potent passing game.

FYI here is some stuff on USU...

ovr c
points per game: 18.0
total offense: 299.7
pass offense: 125.3
total d: 425.0
avg attendance: 7,113

qb Fisher 21-43 227 yards 2td 1 int
rushing- qb Fisher 40 att 177 yards 2 td
rec. Welsh 12 rec 141 yards

jaymo76
10-13-2013, 04:00 PM
Forgot to mention my current pass D is ranked #80. We give up 253 yards per game. My run D is a solid #4 as we give up 89 yards per game. Passing wise we are a solid #34 (267.7 yards per game). The rushing needs to improve as we are #118 (107 yards per game). As USU is 102nd against the run I think I know the game philosophy.

SmoothPancakes
10-13-2013, 04:08 PM
:D Dude I have been trying all season. They just won't listen. It my darn D coordinator. If we blitz we get burned and if we sit back we get scorched. I just don't have the players to keep up with pass happy/lack of D NCAA 14. I will need better recruits moving forward. Thank goodness for my potent passing game.

FYI here is some stuff on USU...

ovr c
points per game: 18.0
total offense: 299.7
pass offense: 125.3
total d: 425.0
avg attendance: 7,113

qb Fisher 21-43 227 yards 2td 1 int
rushing- qb Fisher 40 att 177 yards 2 td
rec. Welsh 12 rec 141 yards

Well, maybe you can get some revenge in your dynasty. ;)

jaymo76
10-13-2013, 05:30 PM
:Utah_State: (1-2) @ :UNLV: (2-1)

This is a huge game for me as I am brining in three big-time recruits for a complimentary visit.

#5 mlb Jed Davis
#26 de Cory Schmidt
#41 ath/cb Chad Daniels

... landing these three players will really help my D. As a result I am going with a very aggressive D package this game. We need to put on a show.

To open the game USU moved the ball well and then shanked a 46 yard field goal. We get the ball and 10 plays and 64 yards later Dixon to Gray for 6 and UNLV goes up 7-0. Wow! USU may have the best ever offensive line. I can't even reach the qb...??? Thank goodness the qb is awful (1-5 in the first quarter). The 1st quarter ends with USU and another 40+ yard fg shank.

The 2nd quarter did not go well for UNLV. We just cannot stop the scrambling qb and just like that it's 7-7. After some nice runs UNLV goes back on top 10-7 with a32 yard field goal. Then USU took over and drove all the way down the field and scored a td to move up 14-10 with 26 seconds left in the quarter. I could not stop the run or the pass.

Going into the third I was shocked. Clearly the scouting report on USU was wrong. There D was very, very strong and the run game was just killing me. USU put up 160 rush yards in the first half. UNLV only had 127 yards the entire half!!!

Huge play to start the second half... Mal Jalaal returns the ball from our 2 all the way down to USU's 33. Nice! From there it was a quick td as Dixon hooked up with Samuel in the endzone... 17-14 UNLV takes the lead. Then on USU's first possession sophomore cb Matt Douglas comes up with a huge pic and UNLV takes over at the USU 38. Seven plays later Dixon to Gray for six and with that UNLV increases the lead to 24-14.

At the start of the fourth we had the ball back and were driving. We went for it on 4th and 1 from the 8 and converted. From there Brown ran it in from the two to make the score 30-14 but USU challenged and the ball was spotted on the one. Next play fb Prince Harris punched it in and after the conversion, 31-14 UNLV.

With 4:47 left USU turned it over on downs. After putting in my mass subs, backup fb Sanders punches it in from the one and with 1:02 left the scoreline read 38-14 UNLV. After a USU drive Waters picks of the USU qb to seal the victory.

Final score... UNLV 38 USU 14

Looks can be deceiving and this was a tough game. That first half was brutal. Ugly game; ugly win. UNLV moves to 3-1. The only positives: Dixon threw three td's and zero pics; Brown had his second straight 100+ yard rush game.

jaymo76
10-13-2013, 05:51 PM
Immediately following the USU game recruits MLB Jed Davis and RE Cory Schmidt committed to the UNLV programme.

Next up on the schedule is a tough road game versus Boise (2-1). We have had a lot of success vs. Boise so I really hope that continues.

Looking around the NCAA there were some big upsets this week.

AirForce 31- Freson St. 0
Miami University 28 ND 26
Central Michigan 41 BC 17
Tulane 45 Wisconsin 35
Vandy 41- Oregon 24
Arizona St. 49 Stanford 42

** Tulsa finally lost Smooth (Memphis 42- Tulsa 39)

Right now Clemson (4-0) and Florida (4-0) are the top dogs in the NCAA, splitting coach and media polls. Temple continues to surprise as they are ranked #19. Sand Diego St. moves into #24 as they are 3-0. They are playing very well. I was worried about Wyoming... I should be worried about SDSU!!! This week they play #20 Ole Miss. They just may win that game...

jaymo76
10-14-2013, 04:35 AM
Game 4: :UNLV: (3-1) @ :Boise_State: (2-1)

I have played well (historically) on the blue turf. This Boise team is less stacked than many previous editions. However, Boise was weak last year and has clearly improved this year. Pulling out a victory would be a difficult challenge.

The game started off slow. I went three and out and then my D stepped up... two sacks and a safety. Just like that it's 2-0 UNLV. I then drove the field on a 14 play drive, chewing up yards and the clock. Brown goes in from the 1 on the first play of the second quarter. That makes it 9-0 UNLV. The lead didn't last though as Boise scorched me throough the air. This Boise qb is lights out!!!. Just like that it's 9-7.

As a side-note I see that SDSU lost 30-27 in OT to OLe Miss. That's huge for me as SDSU is first in MWC play. However, after getting that good news the wheels fell off. Dixon gets crushed at the nine and fumbles. One play later a 14 yard Boise run and it 14-9 Boise. Not to be outdone I moved to air raid hurry up and Dixon connected with Samuel for a td. UNLV went back on top 16-14. Then another ridiculous Boise drive where every pass is caught... and with 54 seconds in the half it's Boise in front 21-16.

After another 3 and out with zero completions I made the decision to switch qb's at the half. When Dixon is cold he is ice! Carlos Brown will get a chance. I don't think he can do as bad as Dixon (8-18 101 yards 1 td and 1 fumble). We will also need to try to get the run game going again.

After another long Boise drive I got lucky as CB Lorenzo Bell intercepted Boise's qb in our endzone. After a punt Boise gets the ball back and then a break for us. SS Titus Horne recovers a fumble in Boise territory. We are driving as the third quarter ends. Brown hooked up with TE Novak for six. We then went for 2 and converted to take the lead 24-21.

Boise having no will to give up marches down the field but I held them to three. With 4:34 left the score was 24-24 Mal Jalaal had a 42 yard kickoff return to give us great field position. However, we blew the field position and did nothing but punt the ball back. The D has to stop them now. Boise has a huge passing gain. I challenge the play and it's clearly out of bounds however since the challenge system is broken the catch counts even though the recievers feet never touch the ground. This puts the ball into fg range. However, karma Boise... the next play Johnson thrown an int to CB Greg Harris. We have life! However, since Boise players major in psychic route running... we punt the ball again as the Boise players were running the routes better than my recievers... Boise gets to my 48 but cannot convert. Wit that we go to OT.

I won the toss and started on D. Didn't matter Boise punched the ball in for a td. Even though (and I'm not kidding ...) SIX players were on the Boise rb he still managed to warp into the endzone... We get the ball and on 4th and 4 Brown goes to Davis for a td. We're tied again at 31-31 going into ot 2. Oh wait... we should have but apparently I missed the extra point to lose 31-30... With that we fall to 3-2.

Okay, not to sound like a poor sport but this game drove me nuts!!! The cpu decided to win regardless. I was on the verge of turning this off several times. Between the warping, route running, god-like passing, incorrect calls on the field, etc. This game was only going to result in one thing... a Boise victory. Okay rant over... back to the game...

Props to Boise running back Curtis Bradford who had 16 carries for 108 yards and three td's. Apparently Boise is near the bottom of the NCAA in rushing... I guess my D didn't get the memo? Boise DT Derek Day had a great day... 7 tackles, 3 tfl, 4 sacks, 1 ff.

Well with this brutal loss Air Force is our next game. They play us tough everytime so I don't expect this game to be any different.

jaymo76
10-14-2013, 04:44 AM
With that loss I have dropped to fifth in the MWC (West division). SDSU and Nevada are looking very good thus far. Smooth, it's not good news for Utah St. They have now dropped to 1-4 with three straight losses (Tx St., UNLV, Nevada) and this week they play red hot SDSU. Also, Tulsa has now dropped two straight and is sitting at 2-2. Dhook, Ohio St is doing very well as they are # 10 ranked and sit a 4-1 as they head off to Iowa this week.

jaymo76
10-14-2013, 06:55 PM
Game 6: :Air_Force: (2-2) @ :UNLV: (3-2)

And with that it's go-time! Both teams are decked out in alternate style unis today. This is a big game for UNLV as star recruit Gill Simon is in town. He has locked us out but I can still use a lock breaker if I choose. I big game could get him back in the flock. Also, this game is becoming a bitter rivalry. These teams do NOT like each other and play tough games. The last team we met was in the MWC Championship.

It's another beautiful day in Vegas. AF starts with the ball. McFadden starts the game with a big sack. Let's hope that is a good sign! AF goes three and out. That rarely happens for our D. Things are looking up... until our first play where Dixon throws a pic (first time in three games). Just like clock work AF moves down the field but our D comes up big on 3rd down and registers another sack. AF misses from 44 and we stay at 0-0.

Side-note: Eric Fountain of Oklahoma has 17 catches thus far in the Red River rivalry. Wow!!!

Back to the game UNLV goes for it on 4th and 1 from our 39. Coach jaymo is in no mood for playing nice today. Players will perform or they will sit. The coach is still fuming from last week's debacle!!! And UNLV converts. UNLV drives to the 1 yard line. On third down Dixon to TE Novak for six and UNLV goes up 7-0. AF gets the ball back and another three and out.

UNLV is up 7-0 at the end of one quarter. Another drives stalls though as my offensive line is just awful. Dixon is always on his back. After exchanging possessions we get the ball back and on third and 8 Dixon hits Jalaal for a 78 yard td. AF non-stops blitz was exploited by the keen eyes of UNLV's coaching staff. With that it's 14-0 UNLV.

AF is forced to kick again after another three and out. DE Butler recorded his second sack of the game. After a few 3-0 exchanges UNLV puts together a drive before the end of the half and Fuller runs it in from 8 yards out to make the score 21-0 UNLV. The half ends with UNLV up big.

UNLV starts with the ball to begin the 2nd half. Taking the ball from the 19 UNLV drove all the way down the field and Dixon connected with Samuel for a 2 yard td. UNLV goes up with a shocking 28-0 lead.

At the start of the 4th we go for and make a 46 yard fg to make the score 31-0. Mass subs then got some work. WE got the ball back and marched down the field and Fuller ran it in from 7 yards out. That made the score 38-0 and it would hold.

This game was never close. Frankly it was embarrassing the way AF played. Here are some stats.

UNLV Dixon 14/22 234 yards 3td 1 int
AF Hood 11/16 29 yards
UNLV 14 pancakes AF 1
UNLV 9 sacks AF 3

jaymo76
10-14-2013, 07:27 PM
So at the halfway point of the season UNLV is sitting at 4-2. My prestige is an A+ with 100% job security. I need six wins this season to meet my target. I am now a level 20 coach (6 game management / 14 recruiting).

Current rank: 51st
MWC West rank: 2nd

leaders:
qb: Dixon 102/155 1244 yards 14td 6 int
rb: Brown 98 att 458 yards 4td
wr: Gray 30 rec 318 yards 5td's
tackles: FS Smith (37
sacks: Butler (de) Kendrick (de) 6 sacks each
ints: Harris (cb) Waters (cb) 2 ints each
return yards: Mal Jalaal- kick return: 557 punt returns: 235

As for home field advantage, Sam Boyd is becoming a tough environment. Our stadium atmosphere is now a B-. We average 22,983 fans per game but attendance is improving. Currently we have a 13 game win streak at home and are now ranked 53 toughest stadium in which to play. We actually have the longest win streak at home for anyone team in the NCAA! On a side-note, Kentucky is on an 8 home game losing streak. Wow! I didn't see that one coming.

Next up is a trip to Hawaii to take on the Warriors.

Around the league it is a four way race for the BCS. Currently Oklahoma, Florida, Miami, and USC are all undefeated and battling it out for the NC. Clemson lost to Louisville in OT to give up their #1 ranking.

The biggest surprise this year is upstart Tulane. They are currently #35 and are 5-0. The biggest loser has to be Oregon as they are 1-4. Smooth you will be sad to hear that Tulsa is now 2-3 and heading nowhere fast. Even worse, Utah State is now 1-5 and ranked #117 in the NCAA. Ouch!

I'm not sure when I will get to play again as I will be busy with work stuff this week. Hopefully by Friday I can get another game in? If I have time maybe one more tonight too? In four weeks UNLV has the "big" game vs. SDSU.

SmoothPancakes
10-14-2013, 07:30 PM
Damn, damn, damn. :fp:

Here Arizona State is actually doing decent for a change in my dynasty, and yet Tulsa and Utah State suck it up in yours.

jaymo76
10-14-2013, 11:40 PM
Damn, damn, damn. :fp:

Here Arizona State is actually doing decent for a change in my dynasty, and yet Tulsa and Utah State suck it up in yours.

:) If it makes you feel any better ASU is awful in my dynasty.

jaymo76
10-15-2013, 12:57 AM
Game 7: :UNLV: (4-2) @ :Hawaii: (3-2)

Aloha! UNLV's next test to them to rainy, rainy, rainy Oahu. Historically in my dynasties I have dominated Hawaii and never lost a game in Hawaii. Let's hope that trend continues.

Losing the toss we get the ball first. I decided based on the weather that today was all about ball control and running the clock.. The first big decision 4th and short... I don't make it and give Hawaii the ball. That was a mistake as they go to the house for 6 on their first drive.

At the end of the first quarter it's 7-0 Hawaii but I am putting a nice drive together. After a nice long drive Dixon ran it i for six which is pretty surprising because Dixon doesn't run much. After a short Hawaii drive we get the ball back and first play, Dixon runs the read option for 11 yards. However, the luck runs out as Hawaii intercepts the ball after Jalaal fails to make the catch. No damage done though as Hawaii's next drive stalls. Jalaal then returns the punt for 72 yards and adds his first return td to the board. UNLV goes up by 7 to take the lead 14-7.

Nearing the end of the half we have the ball again and drive. With a no huddle attack Dixon hits Jalaal for a 14 yard td and the half ends with UNLV in the lead, 21-7. Hawaii gets the ball to start the third quarter. Jalaal has had a great first half and is on track for player of the game... Time of possession is 13:06 to 2:54! Now this is running the clock! We only gave up 88 yards in the first half!!!

The third quarter was a lot of nothing and then... for the first time in NCAA history the cpu blocked a punt on me. Four plays later it's 21-10 as Hawaii nails a 26 yard fg. The third quarter comes to a close with the score holding. Hawaii looks frustrated as my ball control is killing the clock.

Frank Coker runs it in from the six and another 4:19 is run off the clock. The score... UNLV 28 Hawaii 10. On the next drive, cb Miller intercept the Hawaii qb and here we come again. Another long drive results in a fg. With that it's 31-10 and here come the mass subs.

With a kneel down the game ends 31-10 UNLV. This game-plan was boring, slow and highly effective considering the weather. UNLV controlled the ball for 26:39 as compared to Hawaii with 5:21. Offensively we only had 294 yards but Hawaii only had 114.

Around the NCAA I see that Oregon lost again to go to 1-5. Also, Alabama lost and now they sit at 3-4. Utah State continues to struggle dropping a close one to Wyoming 38-31. They are now 1-6. Tulsa falls to 2-4 getting pummelled by SMU 44-23. Ohio State throttled Iowa 56-10 and now sit at 5-1 and are ranked #5 in the NCAA.

UNLV has improved to 43rd. Based on our roster the experts are expecting our ranking to be 27 by the 2020 season. That's not good enough IMO. I hope to end the season ranked but it will be tough. By 2020 we need to be real contenders!

Next up for UNLV is a date with rival Nevada. This rivalry game will probably have to wait until Friday but I am looking forward to it. The Sam Boyd faithful will be up for it.

jaymo76
10-19-2013, 12:12 AM
Gonna try and get a game in tonight if I can. Just wanted to say that it's great seeing a number of threads pop up talking about members' dynasty experiences. Props to Smooth for keeping this section of the forum going. Doing game reports/season reports has made the game feel so much more exciting and alive. Honestly, I haven't felt so involved and interested in my players since NCAA 09.

jaymo76
10-19-2013, 03:01 AM
Game 8: :Nevada: (3-4) @ :UNLV: (5-2)

I have some big-time recruits visiting this week. They include 5 star QB Matt Bullock, 4 star DE Simon Clermont and 4 star T Marcus Savoy. Bringing them in for a rivalry game should really help my cause. In other news my "broken" D has become stellar. Going into the game we are now the #1 D only giving up 269.10 yards per game. Run D is #1 while pass D has improved to #10.

The game starts with Nevada receiving. On the 2nd play of the game my CB Bell pics of the ball and we start at the 30. We drive down to the 2 and for the first time all season, Brown fumbles at the goaline. The ball was clearly out ball the refs throw the challenge and the call is reversed. UNLV catches a huge break on this one. Three plays later and Brown punches it in for a td and UNLV goes up 7-0.

After a three and out UNLV gets the ball back and three plays later RB Coker punches it in and UNLV goes up 14-0. The 2nd play of the drive was a 54 yard bomb from Dixon to Jalaal... this guy is money when the safeties pinch up.

Just like that the game gets interesting. My D goes heavy pressure and Nevada RB Burton runs one for 71 yards and just like that it's 14-7 UNLV. We then get the ball back and drive the field. The first quarter ends with UNLV threatening. Dixon has gone 10-11 for 133 yards. Nicely done Mr. Dixon!

To open the 2nd quarter Dixon hooks up with RB Brown for a 15 yard td. UNLV 21 Nevada 7. Nevada moves down the field and then misses a fg attempt from 57. It's then UNLV's turn to drive down the field. We get to the 6 and then Dixon shows off his talents by throwing a terrible pick. Nevada starts from there. The next play RB Burton runs for a td... 91 yard td!!! WTF??? 21-14 UNLV.

After a long, long drive Dixon hooks up with Gray for a 2 yard td. 28-14 UNLV with 31 seconds left in the 2nd quarter. Nevada gets the ball back and with 14 seconds left UNLV LB Mcfadden comes up with a pic. Nothing comes of it though and the half comes to an end... 28-14 UNLV.

Bizaree half really. Dixon was on fire 20/29 254 yards and 2 tds (and 1 pic) while Nevada's qb had 1 completion for 19 yards. Nevada's run game... 194 rush yards. UNLV... 17 first downs... Nevada.... 1!

To begin the second half we get the ball. After a long drive we get into field goal range and then Dixon gets sacked and we have to punt. Coffin corner kick.... Nevada starts at the one. They run the clock and just like that it's the 4th quarter and they are still driving. The drive ends with a 14 yard td pass... 28-21 UNLV.

We get the ball back with 6:11 to go. Apparently my receivers were told to drop the ball and so they did... we punt the ball away and now it's nail-biting time. Nevada continues to pound the rock. However my D hold and Nevada has to kick.

From there we run the clock out and escape with the win... 28-21 UNLV. This game was way closer than it should have been. Nevada carved me up with their run game. Thankfully their pass attack was limited.

Just look at these stats...

Dixon 28/38 302 yards and 2 td's (and 1 int)
Nevada qb... 6/11 97 yards 1 td 2int

Brown 23 att 103 yards 1 td
Nevada rb... 15 att 187 yards 2 td

A victory is a victory but this was a scary win to say the least. Next up.... Fresno State :Fresno_State:

jaymo76
10-19-2013, 03:14 AM
With the win we move up to #41. In addition the win streak at Sam Boyd stretches to 14 straight wins. Looking around the league...

Oregon 23 Arizona 34... Oregon s now 1-6
Ohio State crushes Rutgers to move to 6-1 (#4 ranked)
Duke (3-5) destroys #10 Miami 49-13
USF 41 Tulsa 24 ... Tulsa falls to 2-5
Colorado State 35 Utah State 30... USU falls to 1-7

Checking in on my ex-DC, Tyrone Dortch, he has lead ULL to a 4-2 record thus far and has an A- rating. ULL may just win the Sun Belt.

jaymo76
10-25-2013, 02:57 AM
Game 9: :Fresno_State: (3-4) vs :UNLV: (6-2)

Fresno can offer up a real challenge at times. There Defense is solid but the offense is pretty weak overall. With Fresno St, losing several straight UNLV going up early would really be helpful in crushing Fresno St. and breaking their confidence.

Fresno gets the ball to start and runs a hurry up with early success. On 3 and 7 my DT #99 Butler gets his 5th sack of the year. Fresno ges for a 52 yard fg but comes up short. We get the ball and after a nice drive Peter Brown runs it in from the three for the TD. UNLV goes up 7-0.

Fresno gets the ball and begins driving. However I use my challenge to try and stop a 3rd and 24... no luck. Again on third down UNLV LB Miller) comes up with big sack. Fresno St goes for a 49 yard fg but it hits the post. UNLV gets the ball back and move the ball well but pilon... AKA QB Dixon gets a 16 yard loss on a sack and puts us out of fg range. Fresno St gets the ball back and on third down DE Sharpe gets his 5th sack of the year.

The first quarter ends... and boy is this game dull!!! Then on the first play of the second Dixon throws a pic six and the game is 7-7. Our offense then kicks in as Dixon hooks up with Jalaal for a 63 yard TD. 14-7 UNLV.

With Fresno's next possession they hit a fg from 47 to make the score 14-10 UNLV with 4:19 left in the 2nd quarter. We get the ball back and Fresno pics of Dixon... again. Man this Fresno D is fast! Fresno converts with a rushing td and now it's 17-14 fresno St.

UNLV goes three and out and this game is getting pretty scary. Dixon is ice cold and Samuel and Gray have zero receptions. After exchanging possessions, UNLV goes another three and out. With no time left on the clock Fresno St makes a 43 yard fg with no time left on the clock. 20-14 Fresno St.

My D line been awesome as they had six sacks! However, our O is dead. Dixon has the hook as he is only 7-17 with two ints.

To start the third Brown is in at qb and it pays off immediately. After a nice drive he hits Gray for 7 yards and a td. 21-20 UNLV goes back on top. Fresno St gets the ball back and finally UNLV forces another three and out. UNLV puts together a beautiful and long drive and scores a td as the quarter comes to an end (Brown runs it in from the one).

Fresno St. runs the spread very well. They are tremendously fast. UNLV's D gets another stop and forces Fresno St to go for another long 53 yard fg which missed just to the left. UNLV gets the ball back and goes int ball control mode with a long drive that results in Brown rushing it in for a td from the three. 35-20 UNLV with 2:03 remaining.

CB Douglas ices the game with an int with 1:02 remaining. UNLV closes the deal with a 35-20 win. Changing the qb at the half changed everything. Dixon was awful and Carlos Brown delivered the goods (10-12 109 yards and 1 td + 6 carries for 32 yards). On defense, DT Kevin Butler had a great game ( 4 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss and three sacks).

It's an ugly victory but I will take it. With that UNLV moves to 7-2.

jaymo76
10-25-2013, 03:07 AM
Next up is the game of the season... @ #10 San Diego State. SDSU is 7-1. The winner of this game will pretty much win the MWC West division and have a date with Boise State.

Around the NCAA Florida is the only undefeated team (8-0). Clemson, Ohio State and Virginia Tech are all following at 7-1. On the bright side (for Smooth), Tulsa (3-5) won 42-7 over Temple. However, Utah State (1-8) was bombarded by Boise 38-14. In other news, Oregon lost 28-21 to Stanford to fall to 1-7!!!

jaymo76
10-25-2013, 02:32 PM
Huge pet peeve to share... After NINE GAMES this season I have ZERO injuries!!! I know the game is dead support-wise and there is no patch coming but frankly this just kills the realism and strategy. Players do not get injured the further you go in dynasty because progression is off and they progress to quickly in all areas.

SmoothPancakes
10-25-2013, 05:52 PM
Huge pet peeve to share... After NINE GAMES this season I have ZERO injuries!!! I know the game is dead support-wise and there is no patch coming but frankly this just kills the realism and strategy. Players do not get injured the further you go in dynasty because progression is off and they progress to quickly in all areas.

Amen man. My entire first season with Utah State, the worst I saw for injuries was the occasional wide receiver or running back knocked out for the rest of the game. That was it. Nothing that left a player out for the season, not that left them out for a couple weeks, just the rest of the game, and only ever one player.

jaymo76
10-26-2013, 02:05 AM
Welcome to the "game of the century..."

#10 :San_Diego_State: (7-1) vs :UNLV: (7-2)

UNLV has to avenge SDSU from last year's matchup. SDSU knocked UNLV out of the race for the National Championship vote. Both teams are being totally disrespected as this game is only a local broadcast. The freakin game of the week is 5-4 LSU hosting 4-4 Alabama. What the heck is that all about? 1-7 Oregon is even getting national broadcasting???

Both offences are equally balanced but the D skill edge goes to SDSU. SDSU's pass D is #4 while UNLV is 7th. And with the the game is underway... UNLV wins the toss and kicks off to SDSU to start the game. First drive SDSU misses a fg from 56 yards. UNLV ball. The drive goes nowhere and SDSU gets the ball back for another long drive and the end result a 32 yard fg... miss!!! Still 0-0.

Damn SDSU is tough. They non stop blitz and their O runs the no huddle very well. At the end of one... 0-0. My D is bending but not breaking. Finally a stop! UNLV gets the ball back. Then we punt again... SDSU gets the ball... and they punt again. UNLV gets the ball at the 50.

The first scoring drive... Dixon to Gray for a 3 yard td pass. 7-0 UNLV with 1:32 left in the 2nd quarter. Three and out for SDSU and UNLV hail mary's it to end the quarter. The ball was caught on the one... so close but no time left. The half ends at 7-0 UNLV. This is one heck of a game!

UNLV receives to start the third. What a drive... 11 plays 73 yards, almost five minutes and Brown runs it in from the 4. 14-0 UNLV increases the lead. Running the ball was key to the last drive. SDSU's secondary is beastly but the run D is suspect.

SDSU is on the move... and they are doing it on the ground! Again, my D bends but doesn't break. SDSU goes for three and misses from 42. This is the guy's third fg miss in three attempts.

The quarter ends 14-0 UNLV. After a long drive into SDSU territory Dixon lives up to his legend and throws a pic to give SDSU life. Within two plays SDSU has ran for 86 yards. Three plays and they have ran for 96 yards. Four plays and they have ran for 108 yards. Two plays later and it's 14-7 as SDSU runs it in from 2 yards out. Wow! That was brutal.

UNLV gets the ball back. Can they close out the game? Coach Jaymo shocks the fans and puts backup QB Carlos Brown into the game. Brown can run.. let him do it. First play and Brown goes on a read option for 11 yards. Coach Jaymo is a genius! Putting Carlos Brown in gives UNLV the upset victory. Brown used his feet to move the sticks and run out the clock. Brown had three carries for 30 yards and completed a 3rd and 6 pass to seal the deal.

UNLV moves to 8-2 while #10 ranked SDSU falls to 7-2. The West division is now a tie but UNLV has the advantage due to the victory. The player of the game for UNLV is SDSU's kicker, Jerome Douglas. Douglas missed three kicks. That would have been the game difference.

You don't see defensive struggles like this very often. This game was fun and stressful. Yardage wise this game was really close.

pass SDSU 146 UNLV 207
rush SDSU 116 UNLV 149
first downs SDSU 16 UNLV 18

The big difference was time of possession. I milked the clock for 22 minutes while SDSU and their hurry up offense only used 10 minutes.

Next week is a bye and then in two weeks we face an up and down Wyoming team. The ticket to the MWC Championship game is ours for the taking. If we win out vs Wyoming and SJSU we win the West.

jaymo76
10-26-2013, 02:16 AM
With that huge victory UNLV is now ranked #22 (SDSU now sits at #12). Senior MLB David Miller is currently ranked 4th for the Bednarik award and 7th for best LB. Mal Jalaal is sitting in first for best returner (over 1200 kick/punt return yards).

Based on the BCS it looks like Florida (9-0) and Clemson (8-1) will be in the NC. Texas, Ohio St., Virginia, and USC are close but just don't have enough BCS points. UNLV sits in 23rd with a 0.846. Not too bad for a team that was expected to struggle this season.

Around the league Oregon loses again, now sitting at 1-8. Tulsa was clobbered by UCF to fall to 3-6. Utah State was destroyed by Air Force and now sit at 1-9 with a 0-7 conference record. Ohio State continues to do well, beating MSU 28-14 to move to 8-1 and #3 overall.

jaymo76
10-26-2013, 06:04 PM
Not much to report in the bye week. A number of recruits have locked me out... not sure why though??? The qb I was in the running for is one of the players to walk away. That one hurts as I had plans for him. I added a few recuits to the board as this draft class is not looking good. We have only signed three players and most of my targets has signed elsewhere.

Around the league...

#1 Florida (10-0)
#2 Clemson (9-1)

Oregon falls to 1-9 with a loss to previously winless Washington State (38-28)
Tulsa falls to 3-7 with a 26-21 loss to ECU

We now sit at #18 in the BCS. Right now we are predicted to play Washington in the Las Vegas Bowl...

jaymo76
10-26-2013, 07:29 PM
Game 11: :UNLV: (8-2) @ :Wyoming: (3-7)

It's my first game playing Wyoming. Personally this may be my favourite stadium to play at as it's really stunning IMO. This game should be a blowout all things considered. Wyoming... started the season off with a huge win and has since fell off the map. They have their starting MLB, ROLB and RT out for the season. Their D is just bad.... it's go time!

We lose the toss and as a result we take the ball to start. Jalaal has a 42 yard kickoff to start things. A beautiful drive ends with Dixon throwing an int at the 14 of Wyoming. Wasted drive! (ps... enough with the int's... wr's need to fight for the ball).

On third and seven the Wyoming qb is nailed by DE Sharpe and we get a fumble. Five plays later Dixon hits Gray for a one yard td. 7-0 UNLV with 3:52 left in the first half. Wyoming then gets the ball and goes down the field on to miss a 42 yard fg. UNLV's possession is a three and out. This is not a good sign for the game. My O has been stifled from the game .

On 4th down Wyoming goes for a fake punt... poor choice. UNLV gets the ball at the WYO 38. Dixon then throws a pic six. That's it... Carlos Brown is coming in. 7-7 tie .

What a great decision to put in Brown. On his first drive Brown goes 5-5 for 46 yards and has two carries for 26 yards and a rushing td (19 yards for a td). 14-7 UNLV.

With 1:06 remaining WYO goes for it and fourth and gets stuffed. UNLV takes over and then damn... Brown is stripped and WYO takes it to the house. Wow! A challenge and the runner is down... but the play is not reversed!!!!!!!!!!!! 14-14 with 33 seconds left.

UNLV gets the ball back and Brown leads the team down the field and connects with Jalaal from 11 yards out to go up 21-14 with 3 seconds left. With that a squib kick ends the half. This game is nuts! Wyoming's D is a liability yet their D has scored two td's. Three turnovers have really hurt us. Let's hope Brown stays on fire in the second. My D only gave up 82 yards. If they keep that effort up we should be fine.

WYO takes the ball to start the third. Five minute drive results in a 1 yard rushing td for WYO. 21-21. My next drive ends on a 4th and 4... nothing. My spidy sense is telling me that the cpu has decided to win this game...

The 3rd ends 21-21 with WYO on my doorstep. Huge stop by my D on the UNLV 12. WYO kicks the fg from the 38... and misses....!!!!...??? The score remains 21-21.

My gosh... I cannot run the ball and the the WYO secondary is really fast. Due to the wind I have to go for it on 4th and 4... finally I convert. Now were at the WYO 15. However, the drive ends with a 31 yard fg. UNLV goes up 24-21 with 3:19 remaining. It's hard to describe this D... they are running my routes and reacting to every single run and breaking all of my blocks... this is crazy.

With the score the Wyoming offense begins to march. I have decided to go super aggressive... the gamble pays off. Wyoming misses a 55 yarder... and we get the ball with 2:19 left. Huge third down conversion.... WYO is out of timeouts and out of time...

Brown takes a knee and it's over. How did we escape with a win??? I would have bet the farm we were going to lose that game. Dixon had 12 yards this game. That's two weak games in a row. Is it time to make a change??? Maybe...

jaymo76
10-26-2013, 11:37 PM
Still shocked with my luck. We escaped from Wyoming and have now put together a six game winning streak. Heading into the last game of the regular season we head back to Vegas to take on SJSU. SJSU can be a tough game so I will not underestimate them.

Looking around the NCAA, USU coach Jeff Gilmore is in trouble. In his first year at USU he is 1-10. He signed a five year deal but I just don't see how he saves his job. My ex-DC Tyrone Dortch is safe as ULL is 4-6 in his first season. Purdue and Illinois are looking like they will need coaching changes as well. Both teams have struggled Illinois with 2 wins and 9 losses and Purdue with 1 win and 10 losses. It's so bad for Purdue that they are ranked #123! Tulsa isn't much better (3-8) ranked #116 and USU is even worse at #122.

The real shock is from the state of Oregon. The Ducks are 2-9 and ranked #97 while the Beavers are 4-7 and #107 overall. Another real shocker has to be #40 ranked Alabama with a 6-5 record. On the upside... SDSU is now ranked #7. My beloved ASU Sundevils have moved up to #20.

UNLV has now moved up to #16. With the last game of the season, we need to win. SDSU plays Nevada and if they win and I lose they win the West. Boise has already locked up the Mountain Division.

jaymo76
10-27-2013, 02:32 AM
Game 12: :San_Jose_State: (4-7) :UNLV: (9-2)

Last game of the regular season... the WEST division hangs in the balance. Go big or go home... coach Jaymo decides to bench senior QB Travis Dixon in favour of upstart senior Carlos Brown. The move is a risky one and a lot of people may question it but Dixon has gone ice cold and Brown offers a competent arm and the ability to scramble out of the pocket.

SJSU has an awful run D (#115). The game-plan calls for a heavy dose of running... that totally suits my qb's style. Enough of the preamble... it's go time!

SJSU loses the toss. I decide to kickoff. SJSU ends up turning the ball over on downs. UNLV starts at their own 38. After a nice drive Brown does his Dixon impression and throws a pic six... 7-0 SJSU... The game-plan isn't going so well... 5 carries for 8 yards.

Just like that it's the second quarter. After getting the ball back and putting together a drive, Morris misses an fg attempt from 50. The score remains 7-0 SJSU. As per usual with NCAA, low rated teams are laying well over their abilities... SJSU is taking it to me right now. SJSU backup qb (69 ovr) is 9-11 for 103 yards. Well, it's now 14-0. SJSU rb broke six tackles and rumbled into the endzone... this is not good...

On my next possession Brown hits Jalaal for a 48 yard td strike... 14-7 SJSU. SJSU gets the ball back but the momentum turns. They are stuffed by my aggressive D and have to punt on 4th and 17. UNLV gets the ball on the SJSU 48 and 9 plays later, Carlos Brown runs it in from the 8 yard line. The game is tied 14-14 with 1:32 left in the 2nd quarter.

As the half ends we move the ball down the field and come up with a 22 yard fg. 17-14 UNLV at the half. Playing Brown in this game has paid off thus far. Outside of the pic six, Brown has gone 11/15 for 143 yards and 7 rushes for 49 yards and 1 td.

To start the 3rd UNLV gets the ball. Man I wish my OL could hold their blocks like the cpu does... 3 and out. After two exchanges of possession with nothing to note, on UNLV's next possession we drive down the field and Brown hooks up with Gray for an 18 yard td strike. 24-14 UNLV.

To start the 4th quarter, the UNLV has been fierce. SJSU has been held to 122 yards total. SJSU has another three and out. UNLV then goes down the field and RB Coker runs it in from 15 yards out... 31-14 UNLV.

With 4:26 left, coach Jaymo sends in the mass subs. Before SJSU had to punt, backup DT Chris Smith (#55) recorded three straight sacks... wow!!! With UNLV getting the ball back, for the first time this year we see 3rd string freshman (rs) qb Thomas Morris (#3). Welcome to the NCAA Mr. Morris 1/1 for 6 yards and then a fumble... :(

No worries though... the final UNLV 31 SJSU 14. Statistically this game wasn't even close.

rush yards SJSU -8 UNLV 147
pass yards SJSU 167 UNLV 231
return yards SJSU 0 UNLV 151
punts SJSU 5 UNLV 1
sacks SJSU 1 UNLV 7

Carlos Brown ended up 17-22 for 223 yards 2td's and 1 int + 10 carries for 59 yards and 1 td.

So with that the WEST is mine... again. SDSU plays later but it doesn't matter as we beat them this season. That moves the UNLV win streak to 7 and the undefeated at Sam Boyd to 16 games.

jaymo76
10-27-2013, 02:44 AM
The last week of the season is a bye week. UNLV is now sitting at #14. However, the shocker of the week, #1 Florida lost to #21 FSU. Ohio State jumps over Clemson to move into #1. Texas is #3 but with two losses basically the NC looks like it will be 11-1 Ohio St. vs. 11-1 Clemson.

Some other mentions. Tulsa ends the year 3-9, (122), Oregon ends the year 2-10 (112), Utah State ends the year 2-10 (106).

So with the bye week over we begin to prepare for #25 Boise State (10-2) and the MWC Championship game in Denver, Co.

SmoothPancakes
10-27-2013, 02:51 AM
Great season man. Good luck against Boise State. Give them an ass whooping for me! :up:

Damn, Tulsa and Utah State are not getting any love in your dynasty. :( Damn you EA. :D

jaymo76
10-27-2013, 02:33 PM
Great season man. Good luck against Boise State. Give them an ass whooping for me! :up:

Damn, Tulsa and Utah State are not getting any love in your dynasty. :( Damn you EA. :D

Thanks Smooth! I didn't think I would do as well as I did. Easily my record could have had at least 2-3 more losses... luck was on my side.

I probably won't be able to play the MWC Championship or my Bowl until next Friday as I am busy this week. After the season is complete I will probably take sme time off from NCAA 14. It's been fun but the little thingfs are starting to bother me (no injuries, mirror route running, the damn cpu no huddle, etc.). I think I need to take some time off and regroup as I have played a lot of NCAA since the ending announcement.

jaymo76
11-02-2013, 04:02 AM
Welcome to Denver, home of the Mountain West Championship... Today's matchup may be a good one

:Mountain_West:

#14 :UNLV: (10-2, 8-1mwc) vs. #25 :Boise_State: (10-2, 8-1mwc)

Boise has the number 6th ranked pass O while I have the number 1 run D in the nation. The pundits are putting their money on the Broncos. Let's hope they are wrong.

It's a perfect day for football and with that it's game-time. UNLV loses the toss and Boise decides to kick off. We return it to the 21. ot a good start... after five plays Brown throws a tipped int and Boise takes the ball deep in UNLV territory. A few plays later Boise's qb scrambles in from 18. The refs decided NOT to call holding... :( 7-0 Boise.

UNLV gets to the 18 and coach Jaymo decides to go for it on fourth and 2. I come out in a Maryland set and Boise comes out in cover two. It's a power run resulting in a four yard loss...???...???...??? What is wrong with UNLV today???

The first quarter ends with Boise driving and early in the 2nd quarter Boise goes up 10-0 with a 30 yard fg. UNLV gets the ball back and moves down the field ending with Brown connecting with Brown for a 22 yard TD pass. 10-7 Boise with %;22 in the second quarter.

Boise's next drive ends with a punt. 3 and out... UNLV gets the ball back and stays committed to the run. It pays off... finally RB Brown breaks a big run and goes 39 yard to the house for a td. What a turn around. It's now 14-10 UNLV wth 3:22 left in the 2nd quarter.

Boise puts a nice drive together but fortune shines upon UNLV as CB Greg Harris makes a huge pick in the UNLV endzone. No damage done... With six seconds left in the quarter Brown hooks up with Brown for a 16 yard td. UNLV goes up 21-10 and that score will hold up to start the second half.

UNLV has been dominating (158 pass yards 146 rushing yards 10:23 time of possession. The MVP thus far... Brown 2.

QB #9 Brown 12/15 158 yards 2 ts's 1 int (+4 rushes for 25 yards)
RB #33 Brown 9 att 86 yards 1 td (+ 6 catches 77 yards 2 td's)

Boise starts with the ball in the 3rd quarter. Boise goes three and out. UNLV gets the ball back and another tip int... damn! Boise ball at my 41. They don't take long to make us pay for our mistake... 3 yard td run... 21-17 UNLV. UNLV puts together a nice drive but we go for it on 4th and 1 at the Boise 4o and... stuffed again... wtf???

Boise is on the move to end the third quarter. It's still 21-17 but this is anyone's game. Boise ends up going for and making a 46 yard fg. The score is now 21-20 UNLV. After a good drive UNLV is forced to punt. There is 3:13 to go. UNLV's D holds strong and Boise punts. UNLV gets the ball back with 2:27 remaining. Starting from our 47 the game is in our hands. We come out all run based and Brown is a monster. Boise uses all their time outs and Brown runs out the clock...

21-20 UNLV wins! UNLV wins! UNLV wins!

:UNLV: Congrats to the MWC Champs!

RB Peter Brown was the game MVP (22 carries for 125 yards and 1 td plus 6 catches for 77 yards and 2 td's)

jaymo76
11-02-2013, 04:10 AM
With the victory UNLV now is the three-peat MWC Champion!

In the conference championships there were a few upsets.

#9 USC over #10 Cal to win the PAC 12
#7 VT over #2 Clemson to win the ACC

Congrats to Mal Jalaal for winning returner of the year. Also, congrats to Coach Jaymo for repeating as coach of the year. With our MWC victory we have been upgraded to #13 and have a date with #3 VT in the Orange Bowl.

SmoothPancakes
11-02-2013, 05:42 PM
Awesome stuff man! Congrats on the big win and the conference title and good luck against Virginia Tech. :up:

jaymo76
11-02-2013, 09:03 PM
Awesome stuff man! Congrats on the big win and the conference title and good luck against Virginia Tech. :up:

Thanks man! It was quite the accomplishment... cosiderin my OL. Boise played a weird game.... they are an air team yet they played groung and pound... Whatever. A win is a win.

I will play the Orange Bowl later tonight.

jaymo76
11-03-2013, 04:36 AM
Well folks, this is for all the marbles... the Orange Bowl (2017). :Orange_Bowl:

:UNLV: (11-2) vs :Virginia_Tech: (11-2)

UNLV is vastly out-skilled... on paper anyways. VT has all the skill but their players have under-performed. They also have an injured LT and LG. That may be my advantage...

The stage is set; the weather is perfect; it's time for football! VT loses the toss and gets the ball first. VT's first play is a 12 yard run... that's followed by an 11 yard run and then a 10 yard run. OUCH! Where is my run D??? The drive is capped off by VT QB scrambling for 46 yards and a td. 79 yards on four plays... all rushes... and a td... 7-0 VT.

My first offensive possession... play one I am sacked and just like that it's 4th and 14. VT gets the ball back. Six plays later it's 14-0 Hokies as they score another rushing td. I literally cannot stop them. UNLV gets the ball back only to punt on the 7th play. With 2:29 left in the 1st the yard count is VT 132 UNLV 9. Oh good, VT has the ball and s driving... again...

VT caps off another drive with a 64 yard td run and it's now 21-0 with 2:05 left in the 1st quarter. Now I know what a "rented mule" feels like. On my next possession I lose one yard and it's three and out. VT drives all the way to my one and finally we catch a break... VT fumbles and UNLV takes over on the one.

My O found a weakness in the VT D... running up the gut. We go 98 yards over 15 plays and Brown hooks up with Gray for an 11 yard td. It's now 21-7 VT. We're behind but at least we have life. On VT's next possession they miss a 55 yard fg as it bounces off the post. UNLV has good field position with 1:02 left in the half.

UNLV gets to the six but time is up and we convert the fg to end the half down 21-10. That was a tough first half. VT had 222 rush yards and 94 pass yards in the first half. We had 105 pass yards and 59 rush yards. MY D needs a huge second half.

Great start to the second half. Four plays and 74 yards later and we have a td. RB Brown turns on the after burners with a 52 yard rush. Now we're back in it. VT is clinging to a 21-17 lead. The momentum has shifted. Now my D needs to step up. Come on UNLV D!!!

So what I said about my D stepping up... yeah not so much. VT continues to destroy my D with their run game and take it in form the one to solidify the lead. 28-17 VT with 5:31 left in the 3rd quarter.

On our next drive we work the clock and drive the field and then stall out on the six and have to go for another fg. That makes the score 28-20 with 9 seconds left in the 3rd quarter. Time is running out. My D has to stop the run game!!! But again... they don't. 10 plays 76 yards and a td which makes it 35-20 Hokies.

UNLV gets the ball back and we go three and out. Coach Jaymo decides to pull the trigger... Brown is out at QB and Dixon is in. It's possibly too late but we need a spark.

VT adds to the score with a 61 yard td strike. This game is over as it's 42-20 VT with 3:46 on the clock. Jalaal has a 59 yard return. On 4th down we cannot convert an inch. VT deserves the victory. I'm embarrassed by our play. VT takes over and begins to burn the clock. Coach Jaymo chooses not to use the timeouts... VT continues to add up the rushing yards.

VT finally runs out the clock though they make it all the way to my 21 yard line... Thank goodness it's over. This game was absolutely brutal! I have never been dominated like this. My D was shredded all game long. I had the #1 rush D and #1 D overall yet in this game I gave up 590 yards of offense and 675 total yards in the game. VT had 379 rush yards on 36 carries!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have never seen anything like that before. What's even more embarrassing is that VT didn't punt once in the game.

The star of the Orange Bowl... VT senior RB Roy Rodgers (21 rushes 253 yards 2 td's)

Honestly there are no positives in this game. My seniors deserved better... Giving up 379 rush yards and 211 pass yards and only gaining 151 rush yards and 179 pass yards is pathetic!

jaymo76
11-03-2013, 04:58 AM
Around the NCAA:

Ohio State wins the NC with a 52-23 thumping of Texas
VT takes the #2 spot in the BCS rankings
SDSU claims #3 in the BCS with a 42-39 win over UCF in the Fiesta Bowl
USC takes 4th in the BCS with a 35-16 victory over Ole Miss in the Rose Bowl
Florida takes 5th with a 37-17 beating of BYU in the Sugar Bowl

UNLV ends up in 14th in the BCS rankings (18th in media)

USC senior RB Matt battle won the Heisman, Walter camp, and Walker... (1476 rush yards and 30 td's)

UNLV All NCAA (first team)

LE B. Sharpe (sr)
DT K. Butler (sr)
MLB D. Miller (sr)
returner M. Jalaal (fr)

All NCAA Freshman

WR M. Jalaal (fr)

ALL MWC (1st team)

RB P Brown (sr)
RT C Brown (sr)
LE B Sharpe (sr)
DT K Butler (sr)
MLB D Miller (sr)
FS D Smith (sr)
returner M Jalaal (fr)

All MWC (2nd team)

WR B Gray (jr)
RG J Bell (jr)
DT M Britt (sr)
CB M Douglas (so)
K L Morris (sr)
P T Irby (so)

jaymo76
11-03-2013, 05:04 AM
With an 11-3 season UNLV has offered me a 7 year extension to which I politely declined. I will continue on with my contract which takes me to 2020. In three full seasons at UNLV:

2015: 11-3 MWC Champs; Orange Bowl Champs
2016: 13-1 MWC Champs; Sugar Bowl Champs
2017: 11-3 MWC Champs

I am 35-7 as coach of UNLV. I am 7-2 vs top 25 and have a 2-1 bowl record and a 3-0 rivalry record. South Carolina is making a major push for my services but I am still committed to UNLV.

SmoothPancakes
11-03-2013, 07:59 AM
Damn, tough loss man. :(

Hopefully you can improve next season, maybe get some revenge on the Hokies. :)

jaymo76
11-03-2013, 01:43 PM
Damn, tough loss man. :(

Hopefully you can improve next season, maybe get some revenge on the Hokies. :)

Yeah, honestly I am a little scared to play them. I'm still in shock over that loss. If we meet in a bowl then it's go time but assuming that I stay at UNLV (which is the plan) VT is not on the schedule. For 2018 season I have the 2nd half of back-to-backs with @ Wake Forest and at home to Georgia. My third game is a new back-to-back but I haven't finalized that team yet though the original plan is a Pac 12 school.

Next year may be a real challenge (I know I said that last season but recruiting has NOT gone well. UNLV only currently have signed 2 recruits...???... I have deficiencies everywhere. That factor may determine if I schedule a PAC 12 school or a MAC/CUSA team.

I am also concerned about my coordinators. There is a good chance both will be taken in the carousel. I would put money that my D coordinator will be in a HC hunt. Who will fill his place? I'm a 4-3 guy and don't do 3-4. Will I have a major system change?

Right now there are a lot of question marks as we begin the off season. I'm not sure when I will get a chance to play again. Possibly next weekend I hope to finish the off season. Then I will take a hiatus from the game and re-charge.

jaymo76
11-10-2013, 02:12 AM
So the carousel begins. The offers are coming fast and furious. I am offered HC gigs at:

South Carolina
Oregon
Colorado
Maryland
Oregon State
Purdue
UAB
Rice
Kentucky
Tulsa
Buffalo (my D coordinator John Bailey signed a 5 year deal)
Memphis
Texas Tech
Tulane
Louisiana Tech
North Texas
Florida Atlantic
Utah State
Western Michigan
Eastern Michigan

The Purdue and Syracuse jobs were hard to pass up but I need to put in at least one more year at UNLV. Plus I am looking for a certain offer that will meet my needs.

My new D coordinator is Kyle Whittingham, former HC of EMU. He signed a four year deal. He's a 4-3 guy which is good but his prestige is only a D+. Nice! He has 22 coach skills.

jaymo76
11-10-2013, 02:23 AM
16 players graduated this year and some were huge contributors to my team. They have not been replaced to this point. Recruiting has gone poorly and I have only landed a few players. I doubt we will field a full roster of 70 players

I was very surprised to see that none of my players were drafted. However, I did have one player choose to transfer to UNLV. Centre Blake Richardson (#71) from Washington is a big boy. He's 6'0" 268lbs and a freshman to boot. His ovr is only 59 but I will take him because I need the players.

jaymo76
11-10-2013, 02:41 AM
Going into off season recruiting I had only signed four players and was #96 overall. My players who signed were:

C Schmidt (DE 4 star)
J Davis (MLB 4 star)
J Morales (DT 3 star)
S Robinson (HB 3 star)

When signing day came it was ugly... very, very ugly. My "coaches" helped me out. Long story short we had the #67 draft class (2-4 stars, 9-3 stars, 2-2 stars, 3-1 stars)

Most of the players I picked up were not elite by any stretch. Fortunately I got the kicker I wanted (J. Winston). The other players I landed were:

C Ross (HB 3 star)
J Porter (DE 3 star)
H Lacey (CB 3 star)
D Sanders (QB 3 star)
T Clarke (MLB 3 star)
K Thorne (DT 3 star)
J Jude (QB 2 star)
A Bonds (OLB 2 star)
L Barry (MLB 1 star)
A Shaffer (C 1 star)
C Watson (FS 1 star)

This is not looking good going into next season.

jaymo76
11-10-2013, 03:03 AM
In order to get down to the 70 player roster I had to release 50 ovr MLB, Lee Barry (freshman). He was a 1 star and would never really have a spot on this team.

jaymo76
11-10-2013, 03:23 AM
Due to scheduling conflict I could not fulfill the home and home series with Georgia. As such two new series begin this year. In week one UNLV plays Wake Forest in a neutral site game @ Reliant Stadium for the Texas Kickoff. That is game two of our series.

In week four UNLV travels to USF. This game takes the place of the Georgia game. In week nine Washington State kicks off a new series, travelling to UNLV.

The other big games on our schedule are week 11 versus #13 SDSU and week #12 at rival Nevada.

jaymo76
11-10-2013, 03:31 AM
A number of players were red-shirted this season. They include,

HB Sean Robinson
HB Cody Ross
LE James Porter
RE Cory Schmidt
DT Jim Morales
DT Kellen Thorne
CB Harvey Lacey
FS Carlton Watson (sophmore)

jaymo76
11-11-2013, 03:10 AM
Heading into the 2018 season the expectations are moderate. Currently we are ranked #26 with an A- contender grade. We are not expected to defend for the MWC Championship. Right now the nod goes to #13 SDSU. Overall we are rated a "B" with "B+" offense, "B-" defense and "B" special teams.

We do have some recognition.

All NCAA 1st team

Returner Mal Jalaal (so)

All NCAA 2nd team

SS Titus Horne (jr)

All MWC

WR Brian Gray (sr) 1st team
CB Greg Harris (jr) 1st team
FS Matt Douglas (jr) 1st team
SS Titus Horne (jr) 1st team
returner Mal Jalaal (so) 1st team

DT Chris Smith (sr) 2nd team
CB Lorenzo Bell (sr) 2d team

UNLV's home turf, Sam Boyd Stadium has moved to a B- ranking and is now the 47th toughest venue to play in. Personally I think we should have a better ranking, but I digress. Our average attendance is now 25,308 per game and we currently have a 16 game home win streak. With the win streak, UNLV now sports a 113-115-2 home field record.

jaymo76
11-11-2013, 03:17 AM
Oops, forgot to mention that UNLV is now a 4 star prestige!

As of 2018, UNLV is gaining prominence:

coach prestige A+
championship contender A-
stadium atmosphere B-

Progress is also being made with:

conference prestige C+
coach stability C+
campus lifestyle C+
athletic facilities C+

We are still falling short with pro potential, programme tradition and academic prestige (all D rated). Plus our television exposure is still very low (C-).

jaymo76
11-11-2013, 03:49 AM
Key player profiles: 2018

QB Thomas Morris (#3)

Thomas Morris is entering his sophmore season. In his first season he was redshirted. He has played very little in his college career. He completed 1 pass last year (on one attempt) and gained 8 yards. At 6'2' 192 lbs, Morris is a prototypical pocket passer. He is slow (59 speed / 74 acc) and will struggle with a read option type play. However he is very accurate (90) and has a cannon for an arm (91).

The truth of the matter is that Morris is an unknown commodity. He would not be my choice for a starter but frankly there are no other options. Both of his backups (#16 Jon Jude & #4 Dan Sanders) are true freshmen with low accuracy and throw power. UNLV's offensive line is very shaky. morris will need to find his targets quickly or else the sacks will add up quickly.

Morris will need to be a star in order for our offense to move the ball. There are no other options at qb so this is his time to shine. With Brian Gray at #1 receiver and the emergence of #2 wr Robert Samuel last season the first two looks are phenomenal possession receivers. #3 target Stan Joseph (sr) has very capable hands in the slot and Jalaal and Hunt can be game-breakers at #4 and #5.

Only time will tell if Morris is the answer at qb. If he falters the #1 recruiting target will be 4 star qb Abe Lexman.

WR/Returner Mal Jalaal (#76)

No brainer here. Jalaal emerged last year as one of the best players on the team. He won the best returner award with out of the park stats.

30 kick returns; 952 yards; 31.7 avg yards per return
32 punt returns; 520 punt return yards; 16.3 avg. return yards per punt; 1 td; longest return 91 yards

However, where Jalaal surprised everyone was with his hands in the receiving game. last year he had 29 receptions for 589 yards and 6 receiving td's. He averaged 20.3 yards per reception and was a huge deep threat. Jalaal's speed makes him a long ball threat and being 4th on the wr depth roster gives him great matchups versus the db's.

Another big season from Jalaal will be necessary if UNLV hopes to repeat (four-peat) as MWC champs.

jaymo76
11-11-2013, 03:56 AM
The big challenge this year will be at running back. UNLV has struggled rushing the ball the past two seasons. This year duties will be split between senior rb Jonathan Palmer (#22) and sophomore rb Frank Coker (#6). power rb Gemara Stephens (#23) will also be in the mix on certain downs.

Palmer gets the nod as starter but he has a short leash. I have no problems going to Coker if Palmer cannot move the ball effectively.

jaymo76
11-11-2013, 05:19 AM
Game 1: :UNLV: (0-0) vs :Wake_Forest: (0-0) @ Houston

The Texas kickoff opens the season.

UNLV wins the toss and chooses to kickoff. And the game is underway. Wake has a few nice plays but the drive ends with no damage done. Wake punts and we get the ball inside our 20. Our first drive is spectacular. 8 plays for 84 yards ending with Morris running it in from the 2 yard line. We passed the ball once. The rest was beautiful running by Coker and Palmer. 7-0 UNLV with 4:49 left n the 1st quarter.

Next possession CB Lorenzo Bell intercepts Wake's qb and we have the ball at the Wake 24. After six plays we go for a 27 yard fg. Not a great start to Winston's career... he misses from 27!!! :fp: Wake takes over from there. But Wakes has another 3 and out. UNLV responds in kind. The pace has slowed down and the 1st quarter is done.

Wake puts together a beautiful drive which ends in a 23 yard field goal. They had 16 plays but came up short on the goal line and have to go for three. 7-3 UNLV with 3:35 remaining. UNLV gets the ball but does nothing and punts the ball again. The O seems to have stalled big-time. Momentum has shifted since the missed fg.

After holding Wake to a 3 and out we get to the 4 yard line but with 16 seconds left Morris is picked off in the endzone. The half ends with the score UNLV 7 Wake Forest 3. Pretty strange... UNLV has rushed for 93 yards but only passed for 63. Who saw that coming???

The half starts with UNLV moving the ball and the 15 play drive ends with Palmer running it in from 3 yards out. 14-3 UNLV with 2:54 left in the 3rd. Wake's next possession results in nothing. The third ends with UNLV on the move. 14-3 UNLV to start the 4th.

Then Morris throws another bad int. That's two for the game. UNLV could have iced the game but instead Wake takes over at the UNLV 49. Fortunately CB Greg Harris had no interest in letting Wake back into the game and he took a pic six 56 yards to the house. 21-3 UNLV.

On Wake's next offensive play, Harris has another int!!! However, UNLV's anemic offense stumbles and has to go for three. Winston converts from 21 yards out and UNLV increases the lead to 24-3.

Wake puts a nice drive together which ends in a td. 24-10 UNLV. Wakes goes for the onside kick but is not successful. With 2:41 left I mass sub and chew the clock. Wake runs through their timeouts and with 1:16 left Winston connects on a 34 yard fg to increase the lead to 27-10 UNLV. I also got to see Jon Jude for the first time... wow! The guy is awful!!! (maybe it's a good thing that injuries don't work in this game???... nah...).

Wake goes three and out. Coker gets the ball twice to break the 100 yard mark and then Jude kneels it and UNLV walks away with a fairly weak victory. The fans from Houston were NOT treated to an espn classic! There is a lot of room for improvement. The D was strong but the O was pretty weak overall, with the exception of the run game which notched 201 yards.

Morris will need to play better than how he played. 16 / 23 for 137 yards and 2 ints and a rushing fumble is a pretty poor 1st game effort.

jaymo76
11-11-2013, 05:36 AM
With the victory UNLV slides into #25 in the coaches poll. Greg harris (CB) from UNLV was named NCAA & MWC defensive player of the week as he recored 5 tackles, 2 tackles for a loss, 2 ints and a pic six.

Around the NCAA there weren't too many games. The only real upset was Troy over Boise St 31-24. Smooth you will be happy to know that USU surprised Utah 38-31 (but Utah is very bad this season...).

Next up is home game versus UNM. Around the league there are some big games.

#2 USC @ #6 Texas
Auburn @ #3 Florida (game of the week)
#17 Arizona State @ #13 SDSU
#15 Texas A&M @ Oregon (can Oregon recover from last year's fiasco???)

jaymo76
11-11-2013, 05:39 AM
Okay, who knows when I will get a chance to play again? Busy with a number of things on the go right now. Plus, I need to recharge the NCAA batteries and take a rest for a little bit. I am NCAA'd out right now but I may try and finish another season off before Christmas.

jaymo76
02-14-2014, 01:11 AM
After a long break (pre-ps4) I am firing up another game tonight.

Week 2, 2018

:New_Mexico2:UNM (0-0) vs :UNLV:UNLV #25 (1-0)

On paper the Lobos are no match for UNLV. My gosh my first thoughts... for as much as I criticize them, how I miss the Madden next gen 3d crows and sidelines... :( This game on next gen could have been something special... but I digress. Let's get it on!

UNM wins the toss and we get the ball to start. Three and out is not how I thought things would start. I'm rusty, very rusty. After a punt and short drive by the Lobos we get it back with a nice 18 yard return by Jalaal. The long drive ends with a one yard td pass from Morris to Gray and just like that it's 7-0 UNLV. The drive was a shinning moment for senior rb Gemara Stephens who had 4 rushes for 32 yards. This is Stephens first season on the field and today he is making his mark!

UNM takes the ball at the twenty. UNM has a potent pass offense but cannot run the ball. They go for it on 4th and 2 with a fake punt but don't convert and we take over at the UNM 49. Man we are running the ball well today. Just out of fg range we go for it on 4th and 3 but a drop in the endzone ends the drive. UNM takes over at their 27. Ah I love how the cpu runs the screen. Three plays later and it's first and goal :fp: Three plays after that and qb Carl Kemp runs it in from the 2 yard line and it's 7-7 with 6:20 left in the 2nd quarter.

After a nice 34 yard return by Jalaal we take over with good field position. On 3rd and 9 Jalaal comes up with a 44 yard reception. First and goal UNLV. FB Prince Harris powers it in from the 4 and UNLV goes back on top 14-7 with 3:54 remaining in the 2nd quarter.

UNM starts at their twenty as per usual (Irby is becoming a beast at place kicking!). Again this air raid offense is carving up my secondary. Within a couple plays UNM is at my 38. My Le Bain comes up with a huge sack on 3rd and 9 to push UNM out of fg range yet the dumb cpu coach goes for it on 4th and 22 with another fake punt. We take over at the 50.

The 2 minute offense kicks in and we run the clock and the field. RB Jonathan Palmer punches it in from the 1. UNLV goes up 21-7 with 23 seconds left in the half. UNM runs one play and calls it a half, down by 14.

That wasn't a great first half but UNLV improved vastly in the 2nd quarter. We had 110 rush yards and 94 pass yards compared to UNM's 138 pass yards and -25 rush yards (due to several sacks and stuffed qb scrambles)

Game on! UNM starts at the 20 and goes three and out. Finally the D steps up. We switched to a quarter D to limit the passing gains and it worked! After getting the ball back we go on a 9 play drive ending with Morris hitting wr Samuel in the endzone for a 9 yard td and it's now 28-7 UNLV.

UNM takes over at the 20. Their offense is beginning to sputter with another 3 and out. We get the ball back and after a short drive have to punt as we only make it to the UNM 45. After the touchback UNM takes it from the 20. With not much happening, the quarter ends 28-7 UNLV.

UNM has to punt the ball to begin the 4th and Jalaal has another big return of 32 yards. UNLV takes over on the UNM 39. After a nice drive and chewing the clock we end the drive with a 29 yard fg MISS :fp: The score remains 28-7 UNLV.

UNM has the ball but LE Jeff Bain is having a career day. We gobbles up Kemp for another sack which gives him four sacks on the day along with five tackles! On the next play junior SS Titus Horne makes a nice Int. to put this game away. UNLV then sends in mass subs with 2:26 left. It's time for the backups to get some experience. The drive doesn't last long but it doesn't need to. UNM gets the ball back with 22 seconds left.

UNM makes a few play but they ultimately run out of time and fall to UNLV 28-7. Yes it's a victory but it sure wasn't pretty. However, some players played very well. This includes:

qb Morris 16-20 159 yards 2 td's (+ 4 rushes for 13 yards)
rb Gemara Stephens 12 carries 59 yards
returner Jalaal 132 combined return yards
punter Irby 2 punts 45.9 yard average

Overall a better effort we be needs for the next game.

jaymo76
02-14-2014, 01:31 AM
With the win UNLV moves to 2-0 on the season. Looking at the weekly wrap-up I see Purdue got pounded 27-14 by FCS West. Yikes! Purdue has become awful in my dynasty. The shocker of the week had to be Cincy knocking off #1 Ohio St. 30-24 at OSU. With that Florida moves into #1 spot. UNLV climbs one spot to #24. Other than that there was no real major movement in the top 25.

Some other games of note:
Tennessee 49 LSU 17
FCS Southeast 16 Oklahoma St 14
Virginia 35 Stanford 21
FIU 21 Kansas St 18
FCS Northwest 30 Indiana 14
Wyoming 27 Mizzou 24
BYU 48 Wisconsin 28

Sam Boyd Stadium now sits at #43 toughest venue to play in, even though we are on a 17 game home win streak.

With the bye week preparation begins for an out-of-conference date with :USF:USF. The Bulls play host to us on Saturday afternoon and are currently sporting a 2-0 record as well. On paper we are evenly matched. This may be a good game???

jaymo76
02-15-2014, 03:41 AM
Game 4 on the road in sunny Florida...

#21 :UNLV: (2-0) @ :USF: 2-0)

Both teams are evenly matched. UNLV has a slightly better offense while USF has a slight edge on defense. This has the makings of a great game but games aren't played on paper so let's get things going.

USF runs a 3-4 D so i am hoping for another productive day in the run game. However, I really want to get my receivers into this game early as their stats are way, way down from last year. USF's tight end Higdon is a real beast so it may be tough to contain him.

UNLV loses the coin toss & USF selects to take the ball. After a booming kickoff by Irby USF takes over at the 20. The drive is a short three and out as USF went all pass for little success. UNLV takes over on the 14. Two things are apparent early on: USF loves to blitz and USF is not easy to run against. A long drive ends with a terrible sack and then a punt. The score remains 0-0 with 3:01 left in the 1st quarter.

Finally on USF's 9th play they run the ball! USF blows up a nice drive as UNLV's OLB Ron Gant comes up wit a pic at our 39. As the quarter ends UNLV is now in striking distance. However, on the door step on the endzone the USF coverage is perfect and they have another pressure sack. Freshman kicker J. Winston makes a 33 yard fg and with that UNLV goes on top 3-0 with 7:25 left in the 2nd quarter.

USF takes over at their 20. On the first play TE Dan Higdon breaks the USF receiving record. Up to that point he had been quiet. After another short drive USF is forced to punt and with the touchback UNLV takes over at the 20. Several plays later and after a 55 yard bomb to Samuel we again stall in the redzone and are forced to kick a 30 yard fg. That makes the score 6-0 UNLV with 3:20 left in the 2nd quarter.

USF's next series they try to run the ball... a bit of success and then another punt. UNLV takes over at our own 6. After a few play QB Morris decides to keep the game close and throws a terrible pic into triple coverage. USF takes over at their 44. The UNLV stingy D makes up for poor QB play and on 4th and 23 USF punts.

UNLV takes the ball at the 13 but a nice run by Jalaal moves it up to the 40. UNLV isn't willing to play it easy and puts the ball in the air with a nice drive. With a second left UNLV hits a fg from 38 to go up 9-0 at the half.

K Winston is on today after a poor game last week. Morris has thrown for 178 yards but the run O is awful with only 18 yards (as compared to 19 for USF). I'm looking for a better effort in the 3rd and 4th quarters.

UNLV takes the ball to start the 3rd. After a touchback the drive goes nowhere fast and USF gets the ball on their 12. They move down the field fast under their RB Parker. The drive abruptly stalls and ends with a 40 yard fg. That males it 9-3 UNLV with 3:49 left in the 3rd.

UNLV gets the ball at the 20 and gives USF some its own medicine... a run game. As the 3rd ends UNLV is down to the 26. Within the next two minutes Morris hooks up with TE Novak for a six yard td strike to make it 15-3 UNLV. We decide to go for two but don't convert and the score remains 15-3 with 7: 23 remaining in the game.

USF's first play and CB Greg harris makes a beautiful pic. UNLV gets the ball at the USF 26. At this point USF looks tired and we move to ball control and hammer them with the drive ending in a 1 yard td run from RB Gemera Smith. UNLV solidifies the lead at 22-3 with 5:06 remaining.

USF strings some plays together but they fail to convert on 4th down and that's the key for me to bring in mass subs. I also decided to try Dan Sanders at backup qb to see what he has going for him. The answer is not much... Anyways, UNLV runs the clock and ends the game win a 22-3 victory over USF.

UNLV deserved to win this game. There is no doubt about that. However, the score was misleading. Without those two ints by USF this game looks more like a 12-3 type victory. The key for UNLV was that we shut down USF's passing game (78 yards and 2 pics) while our own passing game looked decent. Morris was 19/32 for 249 yards with 1 td and 1 pic. Our run game was awful as we only had 41 yards total while parker put up 80 yards for USF.

USF''s TE Higdon didn't do much on the day as he was held to 5 catches for 33 yards. Looking over the stats all of our key players are all seniors with a sprinkling of sophomores. Where will the depth be next year and who will be the playmakers???

jaymo76
02-15-2014, 03:56 AM
UNLV gets another bye week early in the season. We are 100% healthy (since this game seems to have no injuries... :smh: ) and we are flying up the top 25. Currently we are nor ranked #15. Plus, another five recruits have scheduled visits. Kids are starting to see UNLV as a viable option.

Looking at the past week we had some interesting results:

Utah St defeats #10 SDSU, 31-28... huge thanks to Smooth! :D
#7 USC loses to Washington 38-23
#15 Michigan St. gets crushed by Minnesota 42-21

That puts Texas at #1 and Virginia Tech at #2. Colorado State gets the privilege of being ranked #126.

jaymo76
02-15-2014, 04:04 AM
Heading int week six, UNLV finds itself ranked #12 in the top 25. We have a big conference game versus a very surprising USU team who currently is 3-0 and just recently knocked off SDSU.

SmoothPancakes
02-15-2014, 05:04 AM
Go Utah State!

jaymo76
02-15-2014, 07:31 PM
Go Utah State!

:D I figured 3-0 would get your attention. Yeah based on the stats they look pretty good. They are currently at the top of the Mountain Division. This should be a good game in theory but historically I have laid the boots to USU. After a rough game versus UNM my D has really stepped up. They are insane good right now. The only time we struggle is versus the spread hurry up offense. I don't recall what USU is running but in will find out tonight.

PS, when are you starting up again Smooth? It's been awhile. I have to admit coming back to last gen graphics and feel has been more challenging than I thought.

SmoothPancakes
02-16-2014, 01:29 PM
:D I figured 3-0 would get your attention. Yeah based on the stats they look pretty good. They are currently at the top of the Mountain Division. This should be a good game in theory but historically I have laid the boots to USU. After a rough game versus UNM my D has really stepped up. They are insane good right now. The only time we struggle is versus the spread hurry up offense. I don't recall what USU is running but in will find out tonight.

PS, when are you starting up again Smooth? It's been awhile. I have to admit coming back to last gen graphics and feel has been more challenging than I thought.

:D Of course I'm gonna be rooting the Aggies on.

It's coming. I got Nevada played during the morning/afternoon of Super Bowl Sunday, but never got the chance to play again later that week due to work. Last weekend I was going to play but woke up Sunday morning feeling like crap and actually was sick for most of this past week. Feeling better now so I should be able to start getting some games in. How much of the Olympics I watch is going to dictate how much NCAA I can get played this week. I am hoping to at least have my current season finished by the end of the month. Of course, then will come the question of whether or not I stick with Utah State for another contract, or will I be moving on to another home.

jaymo76
03-14-2014, 12:39 AM
Game 4: #12 :UNLV: (3-0) @ :Utah_State: (3-0)

It's game time! My D is phenomenal. We have only averaged 6.7 points against this season. Will that streak continue???

We win the coin toss and elect to kick. Aggies are up first. It's a short drive and ends in a punt at midfield. Not much of a return for Jalaal and we start at the 32. Not a good start for my qb as he misses on both pass attempts and USU takes over on their 12. Three and out and we get the ball back. Yikes!

Palmer is running the ball well today. As a result we put together a nice drive and get to the 1. FB Harris punches in in on the 10th play. 7-0 UNLV with 1:27 left in the 1st quarter.

USU is another no huddle team. It's tough playing all of these offenses that are so fast. However, nothing comes of the drive. On the last play of the quarter Mal Jalaal has a 46 yard punt return and we take over at the 42 of USU. The drive gets to the 10 but my QB Morris is ice cold and we come away with a fg and a 10-0 lead with 5:27 left in the 2nd.

USU's next possession is another punt. Jalaal has no magic this time and UNLV starts at it's own 36. The refs decide to let USU back into the game as Morris throws an int (which clearly hit the ground!!!!! and the challenge was lost!!!!!!). USU starts at the UNLV 39. However, on 4th and inches at the UNLV 22 USU cannot convert... no damage done.

With the ball back UNLV chews the clock and punts the ball with 5 seconds left. The half ends with the score 10-0 UNLV. USU is right in this game. Their secondary moves quick and they have a nice run game today. QB play for both teams is pretty weak right now.

UNLV starts the half at the 26 yard line. The drive goes nowhere as USU is swarming right now. My QB is getting buried! USU takes over at their 30 and that is also where they punt from. UNLV goes back to work at their 40. Bad news... Palmer is down!!! It's okay tough as it's only for one quarter. Just when things are running smooth, Morris throws another pic. USU takes over at their 23. My D is just ferocious... they want this game! USU punts again.

Coach Jaymo decides to bring in backup freshman QB Jon Jude (#16). The move is risky but Morris is ice right now. Jude pays off with a huge third down conversion. The 3rd ends with the score 10-0 UNLV. We get to the 13 before Jude gets sacked on 3rd down. Winston converts from 30 and the score is now 13-0 UNLV with 5:56 left.

Gamebreak #1 Texas defeated #3 Oklahoma 28-21

With their next possession USU punishes UNLV with the run game and march down the field for a td making it 13-7 UNLV with 4:27 left. UNLV goes 3 and out and now things get interesting. USU gets the ball with 3:46 left. They start at their 37. They drive the ball to the UNLV 16 with 1:22 left and then the D saves the day with two straight sacks.

Final UNLV 13 USU 7

Wow! UNLV escapes... barely. This was a brutal game. DT Chris Smith saved the day with two sacks. The UNLV offense just disappeared in the 2nd half. Another couple of minutes and UNLV loses this game.

Regardless, UNLV sneaks out with a win and moves to 4-0 on the season.

Up next is a date @ :Air_Force: These games are always a real challenge.

jaymo76
03-14-2014, 12:44 AM
Pretty surprising to see that UNLV has moved up to #6 in the nation. We even received ONE vote in the coaches poll. In the media we are ranked #8. Of note, BYU has moved to #7 in the coaches poll (and they have a game vs. #4 VT this week).

The game of the week looks to be a good one as #13 Miami travels to #9 Florida State (but I still think the BYU game should have got the nod for game of the week). As Air Force is 0-4 we are relegated to local tv only this week.

jaymo76
03-15-2014, 05:56 PM
Game 5: #6 :UNLV: (4-0) @ :Air_Force: (0-4)

On paper this looks to be a UNLV win but AF plays us pretty tough. D is evenly matched but we have a big advantage on the O side of the ball... in theory anyways. My O was dreadful last week. AF has a very quick pace so we will so how the UNLV D responds.

And with that UNLV loses the toss and starts with the ball. The first drive ends up with a 34 yard fg from Winston. WR Brian Gray had 5 catches on the drive and QB Morris had 54 yards passing which was 9 yards more than last week in total!

AF comes out pass happy but comes up inches short and has to punt. UNLV starts at their 28. After a long drive we get to the AF 6 and then fumble and AF takes over at their 5 with 46 seconds left in the quarter. AF drives into the 2nd quarter but the drive stalls and UNLV goes back to work at the UNLV 30. The drive ends with Morris picked off in the endzone... another int thrown by Morris! AF takes the ball at their 20 with 4:28 left in the 2nd.

Jalaal has a nice 18 yard return to set UNLV up at the AF 43. However, Morris comes out cold again and the drive never gets off it's feet and AF gets the ball back at their 20 with 2:58 remaining. Alas UNLV gets the ball with 1:48 left and at their own 32. Morris you suck!!! Another int!!! AF takes over at their own 45.

CB Smith saves the day for UNLV and comes up with a pic on 3rd down. UNLV takes over at their own 32. Coach jaymo tries to run out the clock and gets it to 30 seconds before having to punt. Punter Irby has a massive boot and sends it to the AF 13. That pretty much ends the half.

UNLV 3 AF 0 at the half was not what I was expecting. UNLV has the lead in yards and time but also leads in turnovers. A far better 2nd half is required to win this game. QB Morris is 11/23 for 206 yards and 2 ints. The only bright spot has been the rebound game for WR Gray. Currently he has 8 receptions for 58 yards.

AF starts the 2nd half at their 20. The drive goes nowhere and after a nice punt return Jalaal gets UNLV to the 50. Morris chokes again and Irby punts AF and pins them at the 2. LB Antoine Hancock gets a safety for UNLV and give us a little breathing room. 5-0 UNLV.

UNLV gets the ball after the punt and again... nothing. MY WR's cannot get separation. AF is forced to punt after their next possession. UNLV starts at their 47. Two receptions for Gray and some nice running by RB Gamara Smith and we score form the 1 to make the score 12-0 UNLV with 1:11 left in the 3rd.

The 4th starts with AF going for it on 4th and 7 from the UNLV 21. They should go for the FG but with so little offense I guess they figure they have to try for the td??? The gamble doesn't pay off and UNLV takes over. UNLV grinds the clock by running the ball. Coker fumbles the ball but we challenge and the play is overruled and we get the ball back and continue the drive. The drive ends with RB Palmer running it in from the 6.

UNLV goes up 19-0 with 3:52 left. Update: BYU does us a huge favour and upsets VT 28-17. VT was ranked #4.

AF turns the ball over on downs at the UNLV 35. UNLV comes out running the ball and running the clock. AF doesn't make it easy and UNLV punts the ball away with 1:03 left. AF isn't wanting to be shutout. They come out firing but on 4th and 10 at the UNLV 39 the drive ends and so does the game.

UNLV outlasts AF 19-0 in a real D struggle.

Of note:
Morris 20/35 189 yards and 2 ints
Palmer 18 rushes 90 yards 1 td (and 2 recs)
Gray 11 rec 94 yards

jaymo76
03-15-2014, 06:07 PM
With the win UNLV doesn't get a lot of love. In fact, BYU jumps us to move to 4th

Coaches poll: #5
Media poll: #5 (with 1 vote)

It was also a big week for recruits as ROLB Omarr Dukes (75 ovr) and LE Dylan Thompson (74 ovr) both signed with UNLV.
This week we play :Hawaii: and a number of recruits are scheduled.

jaymo76
03-17-2014, 12:51 AM
Game 6: :Hawaii: (3-2) (2-1) vs #5 :UNLV: (5-0) (3-0)

Hawaii looks to be outmatched and out-gunned in this game. UNLV also has a huge home field advantage. This is a big game for some star recruits. If I can keep the Hawaii rush offense contained I should have a big win on my hands and in order to land the players I want I will need a big win. The philosophy will be pass heavy today but we will see how that goes.

And with that, it's game time. Hawaii wins the toss and chooses to kick off. UNLV starts at the 29. A beautiful 10 play 70 yard drive results in a td toss from Morris to Gray from three yards out and UNLV goes up 7-0. Hawaii's first possession sees them moving the ball nicely. Their RB Chris Jackson is a monster! Hawaii goes all the way down the field and punches in a td on the option to their FB 7-7.

Jalaal brings it out to the 30 for UNLV's next possession. UNLV gets to the 50 but no further and Hawaii takes over at their 20. However the UNLV D makes up for that last series and forces Hawaii to punt. UNLV starts from their 45. The quarter comes to an end shortly after that.

The drive goes 12 pays for 50 yards as Morris hits Jalaal from the 14 yard line and next thing it's 14-7 UNLV. However, Hawaii has no interest in backing down. Their offense is firing today. The screen is especially deadly today (as it is pretty much every game in NCAA 14... :( The drive ends with a 14 yard chuck for a td... and it's 14-14 with 3:25 eft in the half.

UNLV goes on a long drive to end the half and comes up with 3 points off a 20 yard Winston field goal. We were stopped one just outside of the endzone but it was too risky since we don't start the 2nd half with the ball. UNLV goes into the half up 17-14.

Hawaii starts the half from the 22. Hawaii has run three screens for 72 yards... UNLV's D steps up and forces Hawaii to punt. UNLV's next possession is a long drive that ends with a 34 yard FG by Winston. That makes the score 20-14 UNLV with 1:46 left in the 3rd.

Hawaii's O sputters and UNLV takes over at their own 39. The 4th quarter begins with UNLV driving. RB Gemara Stephens ends the drive with a 14 yard scamper for a td and that makes it 26-14. UNLV goes for 2 but does not convert and so it stays 26-14 UNLV with 4:49 left in the 4th.

Hawaii goes for 79 yards and a td... but their RT clips on the play... td denied! That really deflated Hawaii and they have to punt a few plays later. UNLV moves the ball but Morris throws a pic in the endzone. On Hawaii's first play the qb fumbles and UNLV takes over at the 9 yard line. Morris connects to WR Samuel to score a td from 3 yards out and that makes it 33-14.

UNLV kicks off with 17 seconds left. Game update: AF upsets Fresno St. 24-20. That is a huge favour for me as Fresno was undefeated.

The final score: UNLV 33- Hawaii 14. This is a huge win for UNLV. The passing game finally stepped up. QB Thomas Morris was 27/35 for 299 yards 3td and 1 int. UNLV met a number of goals for the visiting recruits. Let's hope it pays off.

jaymo76
03-17-2014, 01:24 AM
:UNLV: played a complete game versus Hawaii. Outside of the running backs not having a stellar performance, everything else was excellent. DT Aaron Hargrove (75 ovr) was so impressed that he committed after the game.

UNLV is still is 5th in the coaches poll but we have moved up to 2 votes. Nice!

Next up is a date with 2-5 :Washington_State: Sam Boyd Stadium is now ranked #40. UNLV has an 18 game home win streak, 2 games longer than Texas.

In other news, Senior WR Brian Gray is at 25 td's. he is one td away from tying the school record. The goal is for him to tie/break the record this week.

jaymo76
03-17-2014, 07:05 PM
At the halfway point of the season, :BYU: has to be the story of the year right now. Currently they are undefeated and have moved up #3 in the Coaches AND BCS polls. They have had a monster schedule to boot. This team came out of nowhere but when looking at there players, the team is stacked. Unless three other teams falter I am probably too far back points-wise to play in the BCS but if I cannot get there I am surely pulling for BYU.

:Texas: and :Alabama: are also scary good right now. That may well be the battle for the NC this season. On the opposite end of the scale, this is the second season in a row where :Oregon: is really struggling again. While they have a couple of wins, they have played very poorly and are looking to rank in the 100+ weakest team range. It also seems as though :Tulsa: has not recovered from Smooth's departure as they are pushing for the title of worst team in the nation this year. Yikes!

I'm not sure how things will end but a really nice surprise right now has to be :Navy: Currently they are ranked #15 in the BCS. Another surprise is that :Army: while still unranked is undefeated this season. It's always nice to see the academies get some love.

jaymo76
03-17-2014, 11:55 PM
Game 7: (2-5) :Washington_State: @ (6-0) :UNLV:

WSU has their starting QB out so that gives us an advantage. Plus they have a very soft rush D so the gameplan is a balanced offense with a lot of two back formations.

WSU loses the toss and UNLV chooses to kickoff. UNLV CB Waters starts the series with a nice pic. UNLV takes the ball at the 27 of WSU. Shortly after Morris hits WR Gray for a 27 yard td. UNLV goes up 7-0. More importantly, Gray ties the school record for receiving td's with 26.

WSU's next drive does nothing and UNLV takes over at their own 32. Uh oh... Jalaal is down!!! It's okay... he's just winded. 12 plays later and there it is Morrris to Gray for a 5 yard TD and it's 14-0 UNLV. Bigger than that though... Gray has 27 td catches and a new school record.

WSU is struggling... another punt and UNLV takes over at their own 35. The 1st ends 14-0 UNLV. On the 9th play of the drive Morris hits Gray for a 3rd td pass and it's 21-0 UNLV. On WSU's next possession the O finally shows up. Their RB Wendell Brown goes "beast mode." Lucky for UNLV we get a huge stop on third down. WSU makes a 31 yard fg to make the score 21-3 UNLV.

UNLV's next drive goes nowhere and very quickly WSU has the ball back. It looks like WSU has made adjustments. They are looking good but coach Jaymo adjusts on the fly and CB Harris makes a nice INT. UNLV takes the ball at their 36.

The drive ends with P Irby doing a coffin corner. WSU takes over at the 6 but the half ends shortly after that. UNLV really dominated that first half. Passing and running the ball were pretty easy.

The first drive of the half is a 3 and out. WSU responds in kind by going 3 and out. On the next UNLV drive Morris marches the team down the field and hits WR Gray for his fourth TD of the game. Wow! Gray is shattering the record in style!. 28-3 UNLV with 4:13 left in the 3rd.

WSU puts together a nice drive that ends in a 41 yard fg miss. 28-3 remains the score. UNLV is forced to punt again. It might be time to change up the play calling? At least the D is still hungry. The 4th starts with WSU punting. UNLV takes over at their own 32. The O switches to chew the clock. With 2 minutes left Morris hits TE Novak for a 9 yard TD and pretty much guarantees the win. That makes it 35-3 UNLV.

UNLV goes with mass subs to mop up the rest of the game. Some of the young guys need some playing time. WSU gets down to the UNLV 8 but the clock runs out... game over.

UNLV wins it 35-3 in a blowout. Morris was 17/24 for 159 yards and 5 td's. Gray had 6 receptions for 69 yards and 4 td's (and a new school record). The D was insane on the field today. DT Chris Smith had three sacks. With that UNLV moves to 7-0. Well done boys!

jaymo76
03-17-2014, 11:57 PM
Next up is a date with :Fresno_State: With GT losing a close one to Virginia we should move up one spot in the BCS.

jaymo76
03-18-2014, 12:06 AM
LE Christian Austin committed to our team and HB Gary Smith also committed to the UNLV programme.

Just as I thought, UNLV moves to 4th in the BCS. In the coaches poll we are also 4th but with no votes. The media also has us 4th and gives us three votes. :Texas: and :Alabama: are ranked #1 and 2 respectively. However, in the media poll, :BYU: is #2 and has 21 votes. The BCS points put them tied with Alabama at .992. We are significantly behind at .984.

Points of interest:
Sam Boyd is now ranked #39 as NLV goes to 19 straight home wins.
:Navy: is now ranked #9
:BC: at 1-6 is now ranked #125 this year.
** note to self... this may be a worthy programme for me to consider one day...

jaymo76
03-18-2014, 03:56 AM
Game 8: :UNLV: (8-0) (4-0) @ :Fresno_State: (6-1) (3-1)

Fresno St. can be tough games at the best of times but the team this year looks pretty decent. This game is a huge test for UNLV. In addition to being a new quasi rivalry game, this matchup directly impacts the West division of the MWC. this part of the schedule is key as next week we host bitter rival and #10 ranked SDSU.

So let's get this thing started!. UNLV loses the snap and has to kick off. UNLV holds Fresno to a three and out and takes over at their own 31. Morris blows it early and throws a bad, bad pic. Fresno takes over at the 27 of UNLV. Lucky for UNLV, the D holds Fresno to a missed 45 yard fg attempt. The score remains 0-0.

Game update: Notre Dame crushes #9 Navy 35-12. Ouch! That will drop Navy in the polls.

On UNLV's next drive Mal Jalaal has a huge 57 yard reception. RB Jonathan Palmer then punches it in from the 5 to give UNLV a 7-0 lead with 3:27 left in the 1st. Fresno gets the ball back and responds with a massive drive ending in a QB Greco sneak from the 4 yard line. That makes it 7-7.

The 1st ends with UNLV stringing a few plays together. However, the O line is being destroyed... three sacks already this game and UNLV is forced to punt. The UNLV steps up on the next drive and forces Fresno back. Jalaal brings it to the Fresno 44. Then WR Robert Samuel gets behind the D and takes it in from 49 yards out. That makes it 14-7 UNLV.

Fresno makes some nice plays but is forced to punt and UNLV takes over at their own 20. UNLV drives the field and burns the clock. The drive ends with a 22 yard fg by Winston. That makes it 17-7 UNLV at the half. Overall the UNLV passing game really took off in the 2nd quarter. UNLV's O line is getting killed, already giving up 5 sacks. Fresno's QB Greco is a running machine. If UNLV can address the Greco issue and the protection issue this game will be in the bag.

UNLV starts from the 20. The drive ends quickly though and UNLV is forced to punt. Fresno begins at their 28. On 3rd down CB Waters comes up with a huge pic. UNLV starts at the 24 of Fresno. On 4th and 1 from the goal line RB Palmer fumbles and Fresno takes over at their own 3. Fresno's drive is a short one and UNLV gets it back.

After a nice drive WR Gray is nailed and fumbles the ball at the Fresno 14. Fresno takes the ball from there. However, the UNLV D holds again. UNLV begins at the Fresno 48. As the 4th begins it is still anybody's game.

Early in the 4th, QB Morris throws a pic in the endzone and Fresno takes over at the 20. The score remains 17-7 UNLV. Again Fresno flounders. UNLV begins at the 49. Backup TE Mario Green got behind the safety and goes 33 yards for a huge TD. That makes the score 24-7 UNLV.

Fresno drives the field and score a TD to make it 24-14 with 2:18 left. This is interesting, fresno goes for the onside kick and they recover. Six UNLV players touched the ball but not one could hold it!!! Oh man... another TD for Fresno. Just like that it's 24-21 UNLV with 1:26 left. Oh man... I have never seen this before... Fresno recovers another onside kick!!! There is 1:26 left.

Wow! With 45 seocnds left Greco hits Robertson for a 36 yard screen for a TD. Fresno takes the lead 28-24.

UNLV takes the ball from the 20. UNLV drives to the Fresno 44. There are 21 seconds left. Then, Morris steps up and... THROWS an INT.!!!!!! You suck Morris!!!

Honestly, I cannot believe this loss. What happened??? Seriously??? What happened???

The final score, :Fresno_State: 28 :UNLV: 24.

The real story of this game was the FOUR UNLV TURNOVERS. Morris was 22/36 327 yards 2 td's and 3 int's. We had no running game. We also had 5 dropped passes. Throw on top two non-recovered kicks and Fresno gets the win.

Brutal, just brutal...

jaymo76
03-18-2014, 04:09 AM
Fresno's QB Jason Greco just killed me this game. He was 21-30 205 yards 20 carries 71 yards 4 total td's. Fresno put up 21 points in the fourth. I still can't believe UNLV blew this game. This is going to hurt us in the polls. It will also make winning the West division a real uphill battle.

No surprise that this game goes down as an ESPN instant classic. I just wish we would have been on the other side of the scoreboard.

At least we have a huge positive from the game... QB Abe Lexman (80 ovr.) committed to the UNLV programme. CB Tommy Johnson (69 ovr) and FB Travis Bell (64 ovr) also signed up.

DE Be Thompson required me to use my one lock in recruiting. I can't let SDSU land him. He is a 5 star and UNLV needs him.

jaymo76
03-18-2014, 04:19 AM
Give your head a shake... #7 :San_Diego_State: @ #9 :UNLV: and the game is only on regional TV??? That's crazy! 4-4 :Mississippi_State: @ 7-1 #10 :Alabama: is the game of the week. Why???

Speaking of crazy, let's look at the top of the hill...

#1 :Texas:
#2 :BYU:
#3 :Georgia_Tech:
#4 :Ohio_State:
#5 :UL_Monroe:

Other teams of note in the top 25 include, #13 :Troy: #19 :Fresno_State: #20 :Navy:

The Mountain West (west division) is crazy right now. The log jam of 4-1 includes: Fresno, UNLV, SDSU and Nevada. Due to victory Fresno St. currently is the leader.

jaymo76
03-18-2014, 12:20 PM
Still in shock from what happened last night. I'm mad about the loss but in retrospect that game reminded me that this UNLV team has been punching above its weight all season. My QB Morris is a backup caliber player, not a starter but with no other real options he got the job. At this point newly signed freshman Abe Lexman looks to be a prime candidate true freshman starter for next season. He's a pocket passer with a great arm. He should make an immediate impact.

A second area of concern is this subpar O line. They give up too many QB sacks and don't create great running lanes. Sadly though I don't have any major recruits in this area. I just have to hope these players advance next year.

Facing off against SDSU later today will be a tough match. This game will determine the outcome of our season. A win and we stay in contention. A loss and we lose any chance at the MWC championship AND a BCS Bowl. This SDSU team is stacked. However, UNLV has an awesome home field advantage.

:San_Diego_State: and :UNLV: have really become bitter rivals. Neither team likes the other.

jaymo76
03-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Game 9: :San_Diego_State: (7-1) (4-1) @ :UNLV: (7-1) (4-1)

And so it begins...

UNLV is still shaken from that last game versus Fresno St. Either UNLV will respond with a big win or not show up and get blown out. This SDSU team is beastly good. We have been chosen as the team to beat but that means nothing. Games are not played on paper and this game is no exception.

UNLV is going with the all grey alternates today. Looking good is the first step to victory... hopefully!

I love it, Herby stating these times don't like each other... its so true!!! Anyways, SDSU loses the toss and UNLV elects to kickoff. What an opening drive by SDSU... 7 plays 73 yards and the QB scamper for a TD. QB Butler went 5/6 for 68 yards and then ran for a td. Ouch!

Three and out for UNLV is not the start I expected. However, Irby has a massive 70 yard punt and the D follows up with a safety to make it 7-2 SDSU. On the ensuing drive UNLV makes some noise but the series ends with a punt. SDSU starts at their 20 but the UNLV D brings the heat and the punt team comes on. UNLV begins at their own 49. The drive ends with a Morris TD completion to WR Samuel from 7 yards out. UNLV goes up 9-7.

SDSU's next drive ends in them attempting a 61 yard fg. They missed! Jalaal brings it out to the 26. Three plays later Jalaal burns the pinching safety for a 59 yard TD strike and UNLV goes up 16-7 with 2:49 left in the half. SDSU then begins from the 20. They have a huge third down conversion but I challenge the play and win. UNLV gets the ball back at their own 46.

UNLV gets the ball to the SDSU 7 but RB Coker fumbles. However, the refs review and find Coker was down. UNLV keeps the ball with 1:09 left and 7 yards to the goal line. UNLV is stopped on the goal line and forced to go for 3 from the 19. Winston's kick is good and the half ends with UNLV up 19-7.

That was a good half for UNLV, after a rocky start. WE need to keep the foot on the gas. Morris played especially well. Keeping SDSU off the field will be key.

UNLV begins the half with the ball. The series is decent but ends in a punt. SDSU starts at their 21. They make it to the 41of UNLV and go for it on 4th and 1 but the UNLV stuff them. UNLV takes over. 4 plays and 55 yards later Morris hits Jalaal for a long TD strike. Man I love Jalaal's speed! That makes it 26-7 UNLV with 2:06 remaining.

SDSU gets the ball back but UNLV continues to bring the heat. We now have six sacks! The 4th begins with UNLV on the move. Chewing the clock and running the ball Winston hits a FG from 28 yards out to go up 29-7.

UNLV is on fire! SDSU is forced to go for it on 4th down... NO LUCK! UNLV puts in the mass subs and it's wrap up time. Backup QB Jude did not make any friends as he threw a bad pic on 3rd and 2 at the SDSU 14. SDSU takes over with 1:01 left. CB Daniel Simon wraps up the game with an int on 4th down.

Final score: :UNLV:29 :San_Diego_State:7

Wow! What a rebound game for UNLV. The faithful at Sam Boyd help put UNLV to 20 straight home victories. Thomas Morris was player of the game for sure... 21/25 242 yards and 3 td.

jaymo76
03-18-2014, 11:59 PM
Sacks, sacks and more sacks was a definite theme versus :San_Diego_State: No doubt about it that the defense was on. After the game two more players were recruited.

1. DT Kevin Brown (67 ovr)
2. HB Chris Rice (64 ovr)

UNLV is back in the BCS hunt while SDSU take a big hit. UNLV is now #6 in the BCS. Next up we have a date with rival :Nevada:

jaymo76
03-19-2014, 01:15 AM
Looking around the NCAA, Georgia Tech is upset by Miami and falls out of the top five. We now have a top five that looks like this (pretty surprising IMO).

1. :Texas: 8-0
2. :BYU: 10-0
3. :UL_Monroe: 8-0
4. :Ohio_State: 7-2
5. :Georgia: 8-1

UNLV is tied in points with Georgia in the BCS standings and the media actually puts us in 5th. SDSU drops to #12 and Fresno State moves up to #15. In regards to conference prestige, :Mountain_West: is now in 5th with a B rating as it now surpasses the Pac 12. Very surprising that the ACC has surpassed the SEC by a wide margin, to claim top dog conference.

With regards to the MWC West division, :Fresno_State: keeps control as they outlast :San_Jose_State: in a 45-35 marathon game. With both Fresno St. and UNLV tied at 8-1 (5-1) everything is still up for grabs. Fresno State has a tougher schedule down the stretch as the have SDSU, @ Nevada, and Hawaii while UNLV plays @ Nevada, Wyoming and @ SJSU.


Coach jaymo has earned one additional coach skill which went into "kitchen sink level 2. Coach jaymo is now a level 18 recruiter and a level 6 game manager. DC kyle Whittingham also gained one coach skill. This went into "raw talent" level one. Whittingham is now a level 23 DC. I have no doubt he will be taking a HC job this offseason.

jaymo76
03-19-2014, 01:29 AM
Sam Boyd is now ranked #33 toughest stadium to play in. With a 20 game win streak I honestly think we should be higher. Attendance has also sky-rocketed to 34,580 on average. We were below 11,000 when coach jaymo took over the programme.

Looking at the early awards picture, UNLV is in the running for nothing. Yes we have some people in the hunt but not good chances to actually win.

At this point recruiting is going well. We are currently sitting in 8th spot. We have 5 ****, 3 *** and 2 ** thus far. A huge focus in the coming year will need to be the O line.

jaymo76
03-19-2014, 03:17 AM
Game 10: RIVALRY GAME :UNLV: (8-1) (5-1) @ :Nevada: (4-5) (4-2 )

It's time for the Battle for Nevada...

UNLV loses the toss and has to receive the ball. On the first play RB Palmer takes the ball and runs for 8 yards, pushing him past the 500 yard rushing mark this season. On the first series Nevada forces UNLV to punt. After a long, successful Nevada drive, the Wolfpack take a 3-0 lead on a 40 yard fg.

Game update: :Fresno_State: leads :San_Diego_State: 17-14 with less than 5 minutes remaining.

The 1st quarter comes to an end as UNLV is driving. RB Palmer has 63 yards on 7 rushes. Early in the 2nd, Winston hits a 39 yard FG to tie the game at 3-3.

Game update: SDSU comes back to beat Fresno State, 21-17. We control our own destiny again!!!

On Nevada' next series they march the field and run the clock. The end result is a rushing TD and a 10-3 lead with 4:17 left in the half. With 46 seconds left Morris is picked off at the Nevada 9 and the drive stalls. Nevada ends the half by going for a 60 yard fg but it was way too short.

At the half the Wolf Pack lead 10-3. UNLV did play all that well in the first half. Nevada is running a slow tempo ball control, heavy run offense and my D is not responding well.

The 2nd half opens with Nevada at their own 20. Finally UNLV forces a three and out series. Jalaal brings the ball up to the 50. Just out of fg range UNLV goes for it on 4th and 2 but is stopped at the 27. Nevada takes over. UNLV's offense has NOT shown up today...

On Nevada's next possession their RB Burton passes the 100 yard mark as this run based O demolishes my D line. The drive ends with a qb scramble for a TD. Nevada increases the lead to 17-3.

The 3rd quarter ends with UNLV threatening. The offense has picked up the pace and it's helping. The drive stalls near the goal line and Winston kicks a fg from the 19 to make it 17-10 with 7:08 left. Coach jaymo wanted to go for 7 but UNLV needs the points regardless. Now it's up to the D for a big stop.

On the next series CB Simon gets a fumble recovery and UNLV takes over at their own 20. Two plays later, next Morris hits Jalaal for 77 yards and a TD. With the missed 2 point convert the score is now 17-12 Nevada.

Nevada goes for a long (and foolish fg and miss from a little over 50 yard. UNLV has the ball and the clock still read 4:41. With 1:08 to go Morris hits RB Coker on a hitch pass for a td and UNLV takes the lead 18-17. UNLV goes for two but does not convert.

Nevada gets the ball at their 20. Within three plays they cross the 50 but terrible clock mangement strikes. In a rush, on the last play of the game CB Simon pics off the ball at the UNLV and the game is over. The final score...

:UNLV: 18 :Nevada: 17

The game ball on offense goes to Senior RB Jonathan Palmer who had 23 carries for 135 yards (5.8 ypc) and 3 receptions for six yards including 2 3rd down conversions. On the D side of the ball, the player of the game has to be CB Daniel Simon who had two tackles, an interception, a forced fumble, and a fumble recovery. Of course we cannot forget junior SS Titus Horne who had 12 tackles!

Props to Nevada as HB Steve Burton ran 20 times for 144 yards and a td and QB James Higgins scrambled 14 times for 111 yards and a td. If not for the fumble, Nevada wins this game.

What a great rivalry game. That was also an ESPN instant classic. With that :UNLV: moves to 9-1

jaymo76
03-19-2014, 03:33 AM
With the UNLV win and the :Fresno_State: loss :UNLV: is in first place and UNLV holds the division tie-breaker due to the head-to-head win versus :San_Diego_State:

OC Paul Petrino has now reached level 15 in coach skills. This upgrade was added to level two of "Great Wall."

On the recruiting front, RE Robert Prater (69 ovr) joined Rebel nation.

The big shock in the standings this week came with BYU losing 20-17 to Auburn. They fall to #10 now. The new top five looks like this (look below). ULM plummets to #16 as they lose to.... Idaho... 24-21...??? Wow! SDSU moves up to #9 while Fresno State falls to #17.

1. :Texas: 9-0
2. :Georgia: 9-1
3. :Ohio_State: 8-2
4. :UNLV: 9-1
5. :Alabama: 9-1


The first bowl projections of the season have :UNLV: playing :BYU: in the :Fiesta_Bowl:

jaymo76
03-19-2014, 03:45 AM
Forgot to mention that in the BCS standings Ohio State is actually in front of Georgia, even though OSU has two losses to Georgia's one.. Therefore OSU will/would be in the title game vs. Texas if things stay as they are now. You have to feel for Georgia in this scenario.

jaymo76
03-19-2014, 06:00 PM
Game 11: :Wyoming: (6-4) (4-3) @ :UNLV: (9-1) (6-1)

Wyoming comes to town for a late season matchup. Today UNLV is honouring its seniors. Adding to the home win streak would be the best way to go out.

Wyoming loses the toss and kicks off to start the game. Wyoming has a powerful rush game. They demonstrate that on the first drive and go 13 plays ending in a 26 yard fg. to take the lead 3-0. UNLV starts at the 30 and after a nice drive Winston responds with a 32 yard fg to tie the game at 3-3.

Game update: :San_Diego_State: is pounding :Hawaii: 24-7.

The 1st ends in a 3-3 tie. Wyoming is more skilled than I thought. Wyoming ends their drive going for a 57 yard fg but they come up inches short. The score remains 3-3. UNLV gets the ball back but it's a 3 and out. Wyoming begins at their own 20. Wyoming responds in kind with a 3 and out. On UNLV's next drive Morris hits Jalaal for a 13 yard TD and UNLV goes up 10-3 with 2:212 left in the 1st half.

Another 3 and out for Wyoming. UNLV's blitz first philosophy is killing them today. UNLV goes into the 2 minute offense and Winston kicks a 25 yard fg to end the half. That makes the score 13-3 UNLV.

UNLV starts the half with the ball. A long drive ends in a 24 yard Winston FG and that makes it 16-3 UNLV. On Wyoming's next possession they hit a 35 yard FG to make the score 16-6 UNLV.

Game update: final score :San_Diego_State: 45 :Hawaii: 7

UNLV's next drive ends with another 32 yard FG and that makes the score 19-6 UNLV as the 4th quarter begins. UNLV has already registered five sacks today. Could there be more? On Wyoming's first play they go to the house with a 60+ yard pass for a td. That makes the score 19-13 with 7:48 left.

Another long UNLV drive ends with FB Prince Harris running it in from 4 to make the score 25-13. Jalaal catches the 2pt convert to make it 27-13 UNLV with 3:40 left.

On a lateral play, DE Kendricks makes a fumble recovery and recovers at the Wyoming 9. Coach jaymo brings n the backups to wrap things up. Winston kicks the ball off the upright and misses from 21. With 2:09 to go the score remains 27-13 UNLV.

As Wyoming drives Safety Eric Lane comes up with a pic at the UNLV 45. The backup O runs out the clock and the Rebels take the win.

Final score: :UNLV: 27 :Wyoming: 13

Morris played well today in the pass heavy offense. 26/36 for 306 yards for 1td.

This is a nice way for seniors to wrap up the college careers. DT and senior Chris Smith played an excellent game with 4 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss and 3 sacks. Well done!

jaymo76
03-19-2014, 06:13 PM
It was a big recruiting week for UNLV. We had a number of signees.

DT Dominique Sims (68 ovr)
RG Ryan Hampton (68 ovr)
RT Bo Martinez (67 ovr)
QB Joseph Dockery (61 ovr)

The new top five:

1. :Texas:
2. :Ohio_State:
3. :UNLV:
4. :Georgia_Tech:
5. :Florida_State:

:Alabama: lost 49-47 to Texas A&M and :Georgia: lost to UK 41-34. Essentially both teams are now out of the NC race. If things hold it will be Texas versus OSU. OSU is hoping to repeat as NC two years in a row.

As to the west division of the :Mountain_West: :San_Diego_State: is out as UNLV won. If in the last week UNLV loses and :Fresno_State: wins the west division goes to Fresno State. UNLV controls it's fate going into the last week of play. However, :San_Jose_State: plays UNLV extremely tough.

jaymo76
03-20-2014, 04:48 AM
Game 12: :UNLV: (10-1) (7-1) @ :San_Jose_State: (4-7) (2-6)

I don't like SJSU... don't like the team, uniform, players, coach, stadium, field, etc. For whatever reason I have been upset by SJSU several times over the years. That cannot be allowed to happen today!

SJSU is on a terrible losing streak and UNLV hopes that continues today. UNLV loses the toss and begins the game with the ball. The game does not begin well. Morris throw a pick six on the opening drive. Just like that it's 7-0 SJSU.

Game update: :Fresno_State: is putting the boots to :Hawaii: 28-17 in the 4th. UNLV needs to win this game to win the west division.

On UNLV's 2nd drive we have redemption as WR Samuel takes it in from 29 yards out and that makes it 7-7.

Game update final... Fresno State wins 28-19. UNLV players see the score and know the pressure is on.

SJSU has a short drive and a shank punt to boot and UNLV takes over at their own 21. At the end of the 1st quarter UNLV faces a 3rd and long which they cannot convert. SJSU gets the ball back at their own 19. The drive gets to midfield but no more. SJSU goes for the fake punt but UNLV isn't having it and takes over at the 48. With 3:32 left Winston kicks a 21 yard FG and UNLV takes the lead 10-7.

SJSU's next possession stalls and with 2:04 left UNLV gets the ball at their own 20. Morris steps up... and throws his second pic of the game. SJSU has the ball at the UNLV 30 with 1:28 remaining in the half. SJSU is held to a FG attempt and the kick is good from 37. 10-10 the game is tied again.

UNLV ends the half with the ball... and a sputtering offense. Morris who was gold last week has been horrendous in the first half. He is 7 for 17 for 102 yards 1 td and 2 pics. Did I mention how much coach jaymo hates playing SJSU??? I don't know if it's mental or what but SJSU gives me troubles...

SJSU starts the half with the ball. They move the ball methodically and end up punching in a TD from 3 yards out. SJSU goes back on top 17-10. UNLV gets the ball back and goes 3 and out. The UNLV D ramps up the pressure and makes a fumble recovery. UNLV starts at the 45. Another 3 and out and SJSJ starts at their own 18. However, SJSU is held and has to punt. UNLV's Jalaal has a huge return of 31 and brings the ball to the 33 of SJSU.

At the end of the 3rd UNLV is at the SJSU 1 yard line. RB Frank Coker punches it in from one yard at at the start of the 4th to notch the game up at 17-17.

SJSU goes three and out and now it's time for UNLV's O to step up. The O moves the ball down the field and then Winston shanks the FG attempt from 29. The score remains 17-17 with 4:20 left.

With 1:59 left SJSU goes for a 55 yard FG but they hook it left and UNLV takes over. However, UNLV has no finish today and are forced to punt. With 36 seconds left SJSU starts at their own 20. However SJSU goes for the win and all three pass attempts are not completed. They punt the ball with 19 seconds left. Jalaal gets the ball to the 47 with 10 seconds to go. We don't score... and it's off to OT.

UNLV wins the toss and starts on D. Play one is a sack, play two is a knock down and play three is an int by LOLB Brock. UNLV only has to score and they win. UNLV runs the ball three times and sets up the game winning FG attempt. From 33 out, Winston kicks it straight down the middle and UNLV wins the game.

The final score in OT, :UNLV: 20 :San_Jose_State: 17

This game was another espn instant classic and with good reason. SJSU deserved this game bt UNLV stole it from them. Chris Brock LOLB had a huge game and made the play of the game with the int in overtime.

With the victory UNLV wins the :Mountain_West: West division.

jaymo76
03-20-2014, 05:03 AM
Well UNLV might as well lost to SJSU as that game killed us in the polls. With the win we drop back in the standings... The new top five in week 15.

1. :Texas: 11-1
2. :Ohio_State: 10-2
3. :Georgia_Tech: 10-2
4. :Florida_State: 10-2
5. :UNLV: 11-1

In the :Mountain_West: championship game, :UNLV: and :Air_Force: will battle it out (again).

Just as a side-note Sam Boyd will end the season ranked #31 with a 21 game home win streak intact. Well done UNLV faithful. Over 35,00 now attend each home game.

jaymo76
03-20-2014, 05:12 AM
Wow! What a shock. In the last week of the season, where very few teams play, :Texas: had a matchup with :Texas_Tech: Tech shocks Texas 38-24 and Texas plummets in the standings to #11. Yikes!

The top five at the end of the regular season...

1. :Ohio_State: 10-2
2. :Georgia_Tech: 10-2
3. :Florida_State: 10-2
4. :UNLV: 11-1
5. :San_Diego_State: 10-2

However, in the BCS votes, Florida State skips over Georgia tech to play OSU in the NC. Interesting... As for UNLV, currently they are predicted to battle :Stanford: at the :Rose_Bowl: But first they need to beat Air Force.

jaymo76
03-20-2014, 06:00 PM
Looking forward to the matchup between :Air_Force: and :UNLV: to establish bragging rights for the 2018 season. As per usual the :Mountain_West: will be decided at Invesco Stadium in Denver Colorado.

The last three meetings have gone in favour of UNLV. In 2016 we faced off for the :Mountain_West: conference championship. UNLV outlasted Air Force in a very challenging defensive game (that I cannot find the score for at the moment... but trust me it was a close game). The 2017 matchup was an ugly game as UNLV put the boots to AF 38-0. This season UNLV had another victory over AF 19-0. The last two games UNLV has outscore AF 57-0.

Many questions about this game need to be answered.
Can the UNLV shutout streak continue?
Will AF exact some revenge for the past two losses?
Can UNLV win FOUR STRAIGHT MOUNTAIN WEST titles?
Will QB Morris be hot or cold?
Will the weather play a factor? It hasn't the last three times.
Is it possible to slow down the relentless blitz of UNLV's defensive front seven?

Historically WR Brian Gray has been a monster in the MWC Championship game. Being a senior this is his last chance to solidify his legacy at UNLV and impress the NFL scouts. Brian Gray's contribution to this team over the years cannot be understated. Though he does not have the highest stats he has been a guarantee when a play is needed. He may have the best hands of any WR I have ever seen. I honestly cannot recall seeing him drop a pass over the years. Gray does not lead any categories in the :NCAA: and he is rarely seen nationally on :ESPN: so people don't appreciate his skill-set. For a guy with not a lot of speed he makes up for it with perfectly run routes and amazing hands. Gray will most likely not be drafted but he will surely be coming to a CFL field in the near future. Stay tuned! :D

jaymo76
03-21-2014, 01:03 AM
Welcome to the Mountain West Championship game. :Mountain_West:

Beautiful Denver Colorado plays host to today's grudge-match. Representing the West we have UNLV and representing the Mountain we have Air Force. The last three match ups have gone in favour of UNLV. Statistically this game should be a UNLV victory as based solely on divisions, the Mountain has been very, very week in comparison to the West division.

:Air_Force: (6-6) (6-3) vs. :UNLV: (11-1) (8-1)

It's a cold day in Denver but the sun is shining brightly. With the stealth flying above, it's time to get things started. AF loses the toss and they get the ball first. The first play of the game is a sack for UNLV (DE Bain). The drive ends fairly quickly and AF makes a risky choice and goes for a fake punt on 4th down... they don't convert... UNLV's ball on the AF 49.

A beautiful drive ends with a 1 yard rush by FB Harris and that makes it 7-0 UNLV. WR Samuel had three catches on that drive. A big goal in this game was to get him more involved in the offense.

AF's next drive is also a 3 and out. UNLV takes it at the 25. The UNLV O line continues to struggle as they give up another sack and it's a 3 and out. AF begins at their own 31. Again, AF goes 3 and out. UNLV begins at their own 36. The O is moving the offense nicely as the quarter ends. The score, UNLV 7 AF 0.

Winston misses a fg from the 48. He just didn't have the leg. AF has a great starting point at their own 37. However, they squander it but gutsy coaching and AF gets a 4th down conversion. Here comes the UNLV blitz! AF loses 12 yards on three plays and are forced to punt. UNLV takes over at their own 20 with 5:06 remaining.

This has been a pass heavy day thus far. On UNLV's next drive the pace is slowed. UNLV takes 17 plays to score. The drive ends with a three yard toss to Gray for a TD. That gives Gray 60 catches this season and more important UNLV goes up 14-0 with 3 seconds left in the half. A squib kick wraps up the half.

UNLV plays really, really well that half. The only negative is giving up a couple of sacks. Morris has passes for over 128 yards. The second half will have more rushes I think. The key is to put the hammer down!

UNLV starts the half with the ball. The drive is a 3 and out. AF begins at their 38. The sacks for UNLV keep coming. UNLV begins at their own 31. On a screen play RB Palmer goes 58 yards for a TD and that makes it 21-0 with 4:51 left in the 3rd. UNLV fans are beginning to feel it...

The total yards is currently 268 to 58 in favour of UNLV. AF is ice cold! Another 3 and out and UNLV begins at their own 49. The drive ends with Morris hitting TE Novak from the 4 and a TD. That makes the score 28-0 UNLV with 2:33 left in the 3rd.

Game update: #3 :Florida_State: 21 #2 :Georgia_Tech: 14 early in the 3rd quarter...

AF drives the field and for the first time in three games they have points! A 30 yard FG makes it 28-3 UNLV. ON UNLV's next possession, another 3 and out. AF begins at their 42. The 3rd quarter comes to an ends with the score remaining 28-3 UNLV.

Going for it on 4th down, AF doesn't convert and UNLV takes over on their own 49. UNLV continues to throttle down and FB Harris punches it in from the 2 to make the score 35-3 with 3:46 left. This game is over. Coach jaymo is bringing in the mass subs...

Game update: barn burner in the Pac 12. With 2 minutes left :USC: 28 :Stanford: 28

5 sacks ad 5 pass breakups today for UNLV. Nice! On 4th down from the UNLV 7 AF is stopped again. UNLV runs out the clock and that's a game folks!

Final score :UNLV: 35 :Air_Force: 3

QB Thomas Morris was player of the game going 24-34 for 269 and 3td's
UNLV has six sacks this game and the D was beast mode as per usual.

Congratulations to the UNLV Runnin Rebels, your 2018 MWC Champions! That marks the 4th straight time :UNLV: has won the :Mountain_West:

jaymo76
03-21-2014, 01:21 AM
A few notes heading into the bowls...

Coach jaymo is now a level 26 coach (added to kitchen sink level 3)
Coach jaymo has won his third coach of the year award

Leon Day (QB) Stanford has won the Heisman for 2018 (214/360 3528 yards 164 carries 683 yards 48 total TD's)

For the bowl season... #5 :Cal: vs. #3 :UNLV:

Top five going into the Bowl season:

1. :Georgia_Tech: 11-2
2. :Ohio_State: 11-2
3. :UNLV: 12-1
4. :San_Diego_State: 10-2
5. :Cal: 10-2

GT won 27-24 versus FSU and that let them jump over OSU to take first place in the votes (media, coaches, BCS). Note, :Stanford: pulled out the win versus :USC: 38-35 to win the PAC 12.

jaymo76
03-21-2014, 02:10 AM
:UNLV: All-Americans for 2018:

ALL-NCAA 1st team

DT Chris Smith (sr)
MLB Chris Brock (jr)
P Tom Irby (sr)

ALL-NCAA-2nd team

SS Titus Horne (jr)
K Jermaine Winston (freshman)

ALL-NCAA freshman

K Jermain Winston

ALL-MWC 1st team

LT Bobby Thomas (so)
C Scott Lee (sr)
RG Justin Bell (sr)
LE Jeff Bain (sr)
DT Chris Smith (sr)
DT Jeff Cunningham (sr)
MLB Chris Brock (jr)
SS Titus Thorne (jr)
K Jermaine Winston (freshman)
P Tom Irby (jr)

ALL-MWC 2nd team

RE Zack Kendrick (sr)
ROLB Antoine Hancock (s0)
CB marcu Waters (sr)
FS Matt Douglas (jr)

jaymo76
03-21-2014, 03:41 AM
Welcome to the Orange Bowl for 2018. :Orange_Bowl:

:UNLV: (12-1) (9-1) vs. :Cal: (10-2) (7-2)

Coming into this game the UNLV programme knows very little about Cal. Based on research Cal has a potent offense and averages 221.3 ypg on the ground. Defense is rated in the 40's of the NCAA. The philosophy going in is to run the clock and keep Cal's O off the field.

It's a beautiful night in Miami and it's time to play some football! Let's get ready for the kickoff.

UNLV wins the toss and elects to kickoff. Ugly start for UNLV as 4 plays in it's 7-0 Cal. All 4 plays were passes and their receivers are fast! Jalaal's fast too and he has a 57 yard kickoff return. UNLV starts at Cal's 48.

Coach jaymo makes his first gutsy call of the game... 4th and 1 on the Cal 11... it works. On 3rd and goal, Novak drops a for sure TD and Winston has to come on for a 19 yard FG. That makes the score 7-3 Cal with 2:45 left in the 1st.

On the 1st play of Cal's next possession, QB Clint Jones throws a pic to CB Marcus Waters. UNLV takes over on the Cal 30. Great field position is blown by a bad sack and again Winston comes on to kick. This time he is good from 44 to make it 7-6 Cal with 37 seconds left in the 1st quarter.

Cal has run 9 plays this game, all passes... This was not in the scouting report!!! The 1st q ends with Cal on the move. The drive comes to an end... Cal still has not run the ball!!!

UNLV starts at the 39. The drive is a 3 and out and Cal starts at their own 29. The drive gets to the UNLV 46 but Cal has to punt. UNLC begins at their own 11. Coach jaymo decides to move RB Coker to the starting role and put Palmer as backup.

UNLV is forced to punt again. Cal starts at their own 32 but the UNLV plays big and force a 3 and out. UNLV calls a time out and gets the ball back at their own 33 with 1:28 left in the half. Moving deep into Cal territory Morris has a big oops and throws a 70+ yard pic six. The score is now Cal 14 UNLV 6.

Morris responds to his screw up with a 30 second drive resulting in a 29 yard Winston FG. That makes it 14-9 Cal at the half.

UNLVs O line has to step up NOW!!! No more sacks!!! The UNLV run game needs to step up NOW!!! 9 yards in the first half doesn't cut it!!!

UNLV starts at their own 23. Jalaal has been knocked out of the game with a concussion. That will really hurt! However, the team comes together for a beautiful drive ending with Coker taking it in for six. The score is 15-14 UNLV. The rebels go for two but it's intercepted keeping the scoring 15-14 UNLV with 3:46 left in the 3rd.

Cal's next drive ends with a 33 yard FG. Cal goes back in front 17-15 with 1:54 left in the 3rd. The quarter ends with UNLV on the move. Coker is playing a key role in moving the team. However, he can't do it alone and the drive stumbles and ends with a punt. Cal begins at their own 20.

UNLV's D does it again! CB Greg Harris makes a huge pic in Cal territory. Cal then takes a facemask call and UNLV starts at the Cal 16 with 712 remaining. The drive ends with FB Prince Harris pushing it in from the 1 yard line. Morris hits WR Hunt for a 2pt conversion and that makes it 23-17 UNLV with 5:53 remaining.

Cal is held to a 3 and out. UNLV starts at their own 37. Coker takes the team and puts it on his back. With 44 seconds left Winston kicks a FG from 31 yards to make the score UNLV 26 Cal 17. This game is in the bank!!!

To end the game with class, CB Greg Harris makes his 2nd pic of the game. At the UNLV 46 the offense comes out in the victory formation. Morris kneels and it's over.

Your final score... :UNLV: 26 :Cal: 17.

Congrats on winning the 2018 :Orange_Bowl:

Frank Coker was player of the game rushing 25 times for 100 yards and a TD plus 66 receptions for 49 yards and 1 td. Coach jaymo's decision turned out to be the right one.

Turnovers killed Cal in this gameCB Greg Harris really made the Cal QB pay for throwing his way. Wha still makes no sense though is the Cal gameplan. They are one of the best run teams yet they passed 95% of the time. Why? Regardless, UNLV will enjoy the victory.

jaymo76
03-21-2014, 03:55 AM
:UNLV: ends the season with a 13-1 record and an Orange Bowl victory. They also end up being ranked #2 in the nation. The media even gave UNLV 21 votes. Nice!

:Georgia_Tech: wins the NC over :Ohio_State: in a 42-37 shootout.

The final top five of 2018:

1. :Georgia_Tech: 12-2
2. :UNLV: 13-1
3. :San_Diego_State: 11-2
4. :UL_Monroe: 12-1
5. :Oklahoma: 11-2

Sam Boyd ends up ranked #27 toughest place to pay by the end of the season. The game average attendance has reached 35, 392. UNLV is also now consider an A rated championship contender. Heading into the offseason UNLV currently has the 8th highest ranked recruiting class. This should be an interesting offseason...

jaymo76
03-21-2014, 11:55 PM
Heading int the offseason there are some reports that HC Bobby Wilder of the :BC: is on the hot-seat. In two seasons he has led the Eagles to a 4-20 record. Chris Burks is also on the hot-seat at :Washington_State: as he is 11-26 over three seasons at WSU. Wilder has 4 years left on his deal while Burks has three years. Will these programmes look at making a change so early in these coaches tenure at these schools?

Both of these jobs are very enticing for coach jaymo. If they become available they will require serious thought. However, the plan still remains to stay at UNLV and fulfill the contract.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 12:26 AM
:UNLV: has offered coach jaymo a 5 year extension which would run through 2023. The target wins per year is 7. Four years at UNLV, four MWC titles and three BCS Bowls (2 Orange and I sugar) and this last season being ranked #2 overall... the expectations seem pretty low IMO. For the meantime coach jaymo is considering the offer.

In other carousel news... off the hop:

Nick Saban retires from :Alabama: Shane Henley from Oregon scooped it up (I was offered it but declined)

:Oregon: offered me a HC gig but I refused. Lee Walton of ULM gets his shot at the big leagues

:UCLA: cut ties with Jim Mora

:Arizona: got tired of losing with Rich Rodriguez and cut him loose as a result

The BC job came up but I could not take it... I need to see what this recruiting class can do.

I called it... my DC Kyle Whittingham has been named the new head coach of :USF: Good luck Kyle!

Matt Campbell, previous HC for :Toledo: has become UNLV's new defensive coordinator

:Washington_State: also offered me a job but with a heavy heart I had to decline.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 12:36 AM
17 players graduated this offseason. Most were starters

WR Brian Gray
WR Anthony Hunt **
WR Stan Joseph ** (3rd receiver)
HB Gemara Stephens
HB Jonathan Palmer
FB Prince Harris
FB Jeremy Sanders **
TE Jason Novak
C Scott Lee
RG Justin Bell

LE Jeff Bain
RE Zack Kendrick
DT Jason Cunningham
DT Chris Smith
LOLB Ron Gant
CB Lorenzo Bell
CB Marcus Waters

** denotes the player did NOT start

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 12:38 AM
Again, :UNLV: had no players who were drafted...???...:smh:

There were also no players asking to come to the programme or wishing to leave the programme.

Heading into the last shot at recruiting UNLV has a number of holes that need to be filled.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 01:09 AM
Signing day added some more talent to the UNLV roster.

Coach jaymo went hard after two key players.

WR Tyler Weddle (4 star) a 74 ovr possession receiver. We stole him away from Alabama
DE Ben Thompson (5 star) 78 ovr #2 overall pass rushing DE (denied him from SDSU)

We also landed a few other 3 and 4 star players.

WR Robert Mack 66 ovr (4 star) denied him from SDSU
CB Mark Whitlock 61 ovr (3 star) balanced cb
WR Anthony Williams 69 ovr (3 star) possession reciever stopped him from going to SDSU
CB Matt Harris 66 ovr (3 star) balanced cb

Currently UNLV has three developed pipelines.
1. California (27 players)
2. Nevada (7 players)
3. Canada (5 players)

We are also close to pipelines with Arizona and Texas.

steelerfan
03-22-2014, 01:43 AM
If you can get the pipeline to Texas, that will be huge. :)

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 01:43 AM
:UNLV: new DEFENSIVE coordinator comes to us from Toledo as a level 19 coach. That will give us a big leg up this season.

With regards to the roster, 4 cuts need to be made to get to 70 players. The decision was made to nix two seniors and two sophomores... none would see the field in their careers so they were not difficult decisions.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 01:45 AM
If you can get the pipeline to Texas, that will be huge. :)

Yeah, Texas is a huge plus when they are a pipeline. Often in the NCAA series they have the BEST players. It's a goal for sure to get that pipeline status. I still have another two years before one of my two Texans graduates so I will need to do it by then.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 02:16 AM
The out of conference schedule this year adds a new team to the mix and completes two existing back-to-back series.

New series for 2019/2020 :UNLV: vs. :Nebraska:
* this game will be played in week one @ Nebraska

Series completion: (game two of two)

:UNLV: @ :Washington_State: (week 2)
:USF: @ :UNLV: (week 6)

UNLV's schedule is rated a "C" in difficulty. The first three games are on the road. The next three game (plus an open date) are at home. The two BIG games on the schedule are in week 10 & week 11 (vs. :Fresno_State: and @ :San_Diego_State:)

UNLV will host it's state rival :Nevada: in the "Battle for Nevada" in week 10. This is a home game for UNLV.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 04:05 AM
As the next season is about to begin, :UNLV: is currently ranked #15. The early season predictions have :San_Diego_State: winning the :Mountain_West: for the 2019 season. UNLV is currently rated B+ OVR, B+ Offense, B Defense, A Special teams.

For some reason, Sam Boyd has fallen back to #30 toughest stadium to play in. For the record, UNLV has won 21 straight at home!!!

The four year outlook for UNLV is an A rating. 2019: 15, 2020: 12, 2021: 30, 2022: 8

Coach jaymo currently holds a record at UNLV of 48-8 in four years of coaching. UNLV is also 4-0 versus rivals 9-2 versus top 25, and a bowl record of 3-1 in addition to four straight MWC titles. Coach jaymo's prestige is an A+.

UNLV only has THREE ALL-AMERICAN ALL-NCAA players as the season is about to begin.

ALL NCAA 1st team:
K Jermaine Winston

ALL NCAA 2nd team:
CB Greg harris
SS Titus Horne

ALL MWC 1st team:
LT Bobby Thomas
MLB Chris Brock
CB Greg Harris
SS Titus Horne
K Jermaine Winston

ALL MWC 2nd team:

WR Mal Jalaal
ROLB Antoine Hancock
CB Daniel Simon
P Tom Irby

Top 5 for the 2019 season.

1. :Texas:
2. :Oklahoma:
3. :Ohio_State:
4. :Alabama:
5. :Georgia_Tech:

In the MWC:

11. :San_Diego_State:
15. :UNLV:
32. :Fresno_State:

And with that the next season is set up and ready to go. However, I'm not sure when I will be playing this again... possibly closer to summer??? Coach jaymo is also moonlighting as an NCAA BBALL player for his precious :Arizona_State2: and he has been away from that for far too long... that will change tomorrow (welcome back NCAA BBALL 10...)

steelerfan
03-22-2014, 04:18 AM
Not sure if I missed it or if it wasn't posted. Did you accept the contract extension from UNLV?

SmoothPancakes
03-22-2014, 05:21 AM
Great stuff man. I'm gonna have to get my dynasty fired back up, get some revenge for my Aggies and hand out a beat down to UNLV. :D ;)

And good call on the college basketball. Watching the NCAA Tournament, it has me wanting to pull out my copy of CBB 2K8 and fire up a dynasty with some mid-major. I'd be tempted to create a dynasty thread here for it, but between my coaching carousel dynasty and my Madden franchise, not sure I'd be able to wing three different things at the same time, especially when it came to free time to spend on them.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Not sure if I missed it or if it wasn't posted. Did you accept the contract extension from UNLV?

No I decided NOT to accept the offer for an extension. I need to increase my overall ratings and if I sign a longer contract and then leave before it's up my prestige takes a hit. I have two seasons left on my current extension and I want to play that out. Based on my goals I think I can accomplish everything I want to accomplish at UNLV within two seasons (eg. to get Sam Boyd Stadium into the top 15, 100% sell-outs, five conference titles, etc.).

It was really, really difficult passing on the :BC: and :Washington_State: job offers. Both teams were really weak and would offer a fun challenge to rebuild those programmes. However, I worked harder than ever with recruiting and I want to see some of my new players in action. Plus with so many seniors graduating I wanted to see how this team would play without that depth. Another factor at play is that I really want to make the jump to the :Big_Ten: I have a keen eye on the rebuilds needed at :Indiana: and :Purdue: My dream job is at :Michigan_State: but they are a stacked team and in no need of a new upstart coach. :Northwestern: is another job I would highly consider if it came available.

Another BCS conference I would consider as a great landing spot is the :ACC: A programme such as :Virginia: that's down in the dumps could be a possibility. It all depends on what is available when my contract is up. I guess it also depends on the state of UNLV when my contract expires. Though it was never my original goal, it would be kind of cool to give UNLV a NC in my tenure there.

P.S. Thanks for reading Steeler!

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 12:34 PM
Great stuff man. I'm gonna have to get my dynasty fired back up, get some revenge for my Aggies and hand out a beat down to UNLV. :D ;)

And good call on the college basketball. Watching the NCAA Tournament, it has me wanting to pull out my copy of CBB 2K8 and fire up a dynasty with some mid-major. I'd be tempted to create a dynasty thread here for it, but between my coaching carousel dynasty and my Madden franchise, not sure I'd be able to wing three different things at the same time, especially when it came to free time to spend on them.

Smooth, you don't want to know what has happened to :Tulsa: since you left. Last time I checked they were ranked #118. By 2021 they are slated to be the worst team in the NCAA. On the Brightside though :Navy: has turned into somewhat of a power in the :AAC: Last season they were a ranked team and I think they are again this season as well. It's been a blast getting to play this series again. Now that NCAA 15 is D.O.A. I have taken on a new appreciation for this game and am really enjoying the experience. Writing up the stories brings the players to life and I am really becoming invested in my team (sadly this is something that just doesn't seem to ever apply to Madden... though it did back when I played 2k3/4.

As for the BBALL, yeah the tourney has got my juices flowing. I only play college bball during March Madness but it's a ton of fun. I love Choops 2k8 but the game just looks so old now that I spend most of my time playing NCAA Bball 10. It still somewhat resembles the look of college today. What I would do for a new college bball game.

Looking forward to when you get back to your football dynasties. They are always great reads.

steelerfan
03-22-2014, 03:32 PM
P.S. Thanks for reading Steeler!

I lurk quite a bit here, jaymo. I always enjoy following along. :up:w

souljahbill
03-22-2014, 03:49 PM
I lurk quite a bit here, jaymo. I always enjoy following along. :up:w

I lurk also. Great job, Jaymo! I've also got back into playing NCAA after playing through the Mass Effect Trilogy (again). I'm just starting the 2024 season in my dynasty, I think. I'm the HC at :Southern_Miss: and just won another BCS title. I know all about wanting to see how your players pan out. That's honestly my favorite part of the game. Watching the players go from the kid you had to battle to get into your school and watching them progress into beasts. Clicking that "End Season" button at the end of the year when you know you're losing some awesome seniors really is tough (I just lost a 2-time Heisman winning WR/KR). Best of luck going forward!

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 04:25 PM
I lurk also. Great job, Jaymo! I've also got back into playing NCAA after playing through the Mass Effect Trilogy (again). I'm just starting the 2024 season in my dynasty, I think. I'm the HC at :Southern_Miss: and just won another BCS title. I know all about wanting to see how your players pan out. That's honestly my favorite part of the game. Watching the players go from the kid you had to battle to get into your school and watching them progress into beasts. Clicking that "End Season" button at the end of the year when you know you're losing some awesome seniors really is tough (I just lost a 2-time Heisman winning WR/KR). Best of luck going forward!

Thanks Soulja! Nice work winning it all with Southern Miss. Back in NCAA 13 I had some epic games against them when I was the OC at Rice. I will need to schedule them again in the near future. As to losing seniors, you are so right. Not having Brian Gray (WR) this coming season seems so wrong. I recruited him once I took the UNLV job and won him over in the one week recruiting offseason. He never missed a game in four years. Not having him when we play :Nebraska: will be a strange feeling. The new #1 WR is (jr) Robert Samuel. He is a great receiver with 99 catching skills but he's not Brian Gray. I think I will create Brian Gray for Madden 25 just to see him "live" again.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 04:46 PM
Oops totally forgot to mention that we have a NEW AUTOMATIC BID QUALIFIER. In 2016 the :Mountain_West: was granted an automatic qualifier for any available bowl. That decision was made due primarily to the level of competition put forth from :Boise_State::Fresno_State::San_Diego_State::Air_F orce:

For the 2019 season the last automatic bid spot has been provisionally granted to: :CUSA: This has only been granted for 2019... consultations will follow.

This decision was not made lightly and is up for review at the end of the 2019 Bowl season. There has also been discussion in making the last BCS bid based on a 3 year rotation. That would then provide the :MAC: and :Sun_Belt: an opportunity to compete for a BCS game. A higher profile for the lesser :NCAA: conferences may benefit the entire league in the long run.

The final decision will be made at the end of the season.

SmoothPancakes
03-22-2014, 08:25 PM
It was really, really difficult passing on the :BC: and :Washington_State: job offers. Both teams were really weak and would offer a fun challenge to rebuild those programmes. However, I worked harder than ever with recruiting and I want to see some of my new players in action. Plus with so many seniors graduating I wanted to see how this team would play without that depth. Another factor at play is that I really want to make the jump to the :Big_Ten: I have a keen eye on the rebuilds needed at :Indiana: and :Purdue: My dream job is at :Michigan_State: but they are a stacked team and in no need of a new upstart coach. :Northwestern: is another job I would highly consider if it came available.

:D You're starting to sound like me. Washington, Washington State and Northwestern are three schools that I am keeping on my interested list every time I enter the coaching carousel at the end of an expired contract. If I had been allowed to become a head coach at a major school at the end of my Tulsa years, and had received offers from either of those three, I may very well have taken them.



Smooth, you don't want to know what has happened to :Tulsa: since you left. Last time I checked they were ranked #118. By 2021 they are slated to be the worst team in the NCAA. On the Brightside though :Navy: has turned into somewhat of a power in the :AAC: Last season they were a ranked team and I think they are again this season as well. It's been a blast getting to play this series again. Now that NCAA 15 is D.O.A. I have taken on a new appreciation for this game and am really enjoying the experience. Writing up the stories brings the players to life and I am really becoming invested in my team (sadly this is something that just doesn't seem to ever apply to Madden... though it did back when I played 2k3/4.

As for the BBALL, yeah the tourney has got my juices flowing. I only play college bball during March Madness but it's a ton of fun. I love Choops 2k8 but the game just looks so old now that I spend most of my time playing NCAA Bball 10. It still somewhat resembles the look of college today. What I would do for a new college bball game.

Looking forward to when you get back to your football dynasties. They are always great reads.

Damn, I was hoping Tulsa would keep it together. Glad to hear that about Navy though. They've been showing promise in my dynasty, but they always end up having some horrible losses that leave them only 7-5 or 8-4. Army has come on out of nowhere though. Finished the regular season 11-1 if I remember right, was ranked as high as #18 last season in my dynasty. That surprised me.

And thanks man, I'm gonna try to get NCAA fired up again this week, turn my focus solely on NCAA and Titanfall, put NBA 2k14 and MyCareer onto the backburner for a week or two.



I lurk quite a bit here, jaymo. I always enjoy following along. :up:w

Same here. I don't always get the chance to post regularly, but I always make sure I stop in and read every new post whenever I see there's been a new one. It was fun following this past season and looking forward to seeing what UNLV can do next year.



Oops totally forgot to mention that we have a NEW AUTOMATIC BID QUALIFIER. In 2016 the :Mountain_West: was granted an automatic qualifier for any available bowl. That decision was made due primarily to the level of competition put forth from :Boise_State::Fresno_State::San_Diego_State::Air_F orce:

For the 2019 season the last automatic bid spot has been provisionally granted to: :CUSA: This has only been granted for 2019... consultations will follow.

This decision was not made lightly and is up for review at the end of the 2019 Bowl season. There has also been discussion in making the last BCS bid based on a 3 year rotation. That would then provide the :MAC: and :Sun_Belt: an opportunity to compete for a BCS game. A higher profile for the lesser :NCAA: conferences may benefit the entire league in the long run.

The final decision will be made at the end of the season.

Hmm... I might be tempted to steal that idea from you. I actually like the idea of a rotating bid between C-USA, the MAC and the Sun Belt. If I remember right, the Mountain West and American currently have automatic bids, so there's one open bid at the moment. I like the idea of giving the MAC, C-USA and Sun Belt a chance every couple years to try their luck. I'll have to give that some thought as well, think about maybe implementing it at the end of my current season.

jaymo76
03-22-2014, 11:35 PM
Darn... forgot to give the :UNLV: player snapshot for the coming 2019 season. So, here it is...

1. #14 WR- Robert Samuel: (over. 93 catching 99, route running 93, catch in traffic 90, spectacular catch 88)

Robert Samuel is a junior who is entering his third season With UNLV. This year however, he finds himself slotted in as the starting wideout. With the departure of SR. Brian Gray, Samuel will be the new workhorse of the offense. Operating as the #2 receiver the past two years he has had decent stats (97 rec 1144 yards, 9 td's). This year he needs to be "the man." Samuel has great hands and runs routes very well. However, he does struggle getting off the line in press coverage. UNLV runs a lot of slants and short precision passes so Samuel will need to improve in that area. With major changes in offensive personnel this season Samuel needs to lead this team both off and on the field. Is he up to the challenge? Las Vegas hopes so...


2. #2 ROLB- Antoine Hancock (ovr. 84, block shedding, 89, speed 81, zone 85, man 78, hit power 89)

45 tackles, 16 tackles for a loss, and 4 qb sacks in Antoine Hancock's first season as a starter was pretty impressive. This junior begins his 2nd year as starting ROLB and the future looks bright. Hancock is a big, mean bruiser. He is fast and has crushed many a qb in his sort career thus far. Against Cal in the Orange Bowl last season he nearly took the head ff their starting qb. Hancock has great rushing the passer technique AND excellent pass coverage. His run D is developing nicely. One area Hancock needs to improve is avoiding foolish penalties. He has been flagged several times for late his versus the opposing team's starting qb.

Along with SR MLB Chris Brock this dynamic duo cause havoc for opposing QB's. The linebackers are the crucial piece of UNLV's defense. With a high pressure style of D Hancock and Brock look to bring the heat each and every game. Opposing offenses need to game-plan around players such as Hancock. If they don't, they will regret it!

3. #20 SS Titus Horne (ovr 87, man cv. 77, zone 88, catching 72)

Titus Horne is a senior who has started the last two seasons at SS. He has 113 tackles, 2 sacks and 2 int's. over his career thus far. Horne is an All-American and a crucial cog to the UNLV defense. Horne has been nicknamed "the flyin Hawaiian" due to his ability to cover the whole field. Horne is the leader of the defense and other players look to him for leadership. If Titus Horne is on his game the UNLV secondary is untouchable.

jaymo76
05-17-2014, 03:57 PM
It's time to get things started again. I plan on getting my next game in this afternoon. First up will be a date with :Nebraska:

jaymo76
05-17-2014, 05:40 PM
Week 1 on the 2019 season is about to begin.

#15 :UNLV: (0-0) @ :Nebraska: (0-0)

This is the first time coach jaymo has traveled to Nebraska. Nebraska has a slight upper hand in their defense but this has the potential of being a great matchup. Coach jaymo wants to see what his team is made of and therefore has a tough one out of the gate. Nebraska is #45 in the preseason polls but ratings mean nothing. So with that, it's go time!

It's a beautiful day in Lincoln and the sea of red is loud. UNLV wins the toss and kicks it off to start. Bend but don't break. Nebraska moves the ball but a sack stalls the drive and UNLV begins at their own 20 after a touchback. After one first down and some nice running by freshman (rs) rb #28 Sean Robinson , True freshman rb #43 Gary Smith fumbles on his first carry and Nebraska has the ball at the UNLV 27. The play was challenged by coach jaymo but it was not a victorious challenge.

Nebraska's stud QB Jason Clark breaks his toe and is out for the game. Junior Chris Smith takes over and moves the team on his first series. He connect with wr Darryl Johnson from two yards out and Nebraska goes up 7-0 with 3:53 left in the first.

Game update: bad news Smooth... Utah St was crushed 45-24 by Utah. It looked like an ugly game based on the stats.

Nothing is going right, Jalaal stopped at the 13 on the kickoff return. Ugly play. Morris still has not completed a pass!!! At least RB Coker is running well. The drive ends and QB Morris on now 0/5 passing. UNLV punts and Nebraska starts at their own 20.

Oh man, Nebraska is carving us up. They have already rushed for 86 yards this quarter. After crushing us with the run Smith hits his hb from 4 yards out and it's 14-0 Nebraska with 1:05 left in the 1st quarter.

Jalaal has a big 46 yard return. Now we're cooking with gas! Well not really. Morris finally has a completion, hitting Samuel for 8 yards . Feeling desperate coach jaymo goes for it on 4th and 2, and converts. The 2nd quarter begins. Coker is running the ball well. Morris continues to struggle and UNLV ends the drive with a 45 yard fg by Winston. That makes it 14-3 Nebraska with 5:49 left in the 2nd quarter.

UNLV is now stepping up the pressure and really bringing the house. Nebraska loses their starting rb to turf toe... now they move to an air raid offense. Nebraska's QB Smith runs the option and punches it in from the 3. That makes it 21-3 Nebraska. How is this team not ranked???

After a quick drive Winston hits another fg from 45 yards out to make it 21-6 Nebraska with 1:05 left until half-time. Nebraska isn't going to sit on the ball and they drive and make it to the UNLV 2... thankfully Antoine Hancock saves the day and stops Smith just before the goal line. Nebraska has to go for the fg and as the half begins its 24-6 UNLV.

That was a terrible half. Coach jaymo is shaking things up... Morris is pulled and freshman qb Abe Lexman is coming in. Morris was 7-17 for 59 yards. The offense needs a kick start.

UNLV starts with the ball at their own 27. Lexman is making his mark with a 42 yard strike to Jalaal. The drive comes to an end on the Nebraska 30 as UNLV cannot convert on 4th and 3. Lexman played admirable in his first series. UNLV's D finally forces a punt. Things might be looking up?

UNLV starts at their own 39. A beautiful drive by Lexman ends in a poor decision and an interception in the endzone of Nebraska. However, on the next play Titus Horne comes up with a fumble recovery and UNLV starts at the Nebraska 26. Lexman hooks up with WR Kyle Barnes from 8 yards out and that makes the score 24-13 Nebraska with 1:24 left in the 3rd.

The 3rd quarter ends with the score holding but in the first play of the 4th, Nebraska misses on a 41 yard fg. UNLV begins the ball with confidence growing on every snap. A beautiful drive ends with rb Gary Smith punching it in from the 1. That makes it 24-19. UNLV goes for two but doesn't convert as Lexman throws an int.

The score is 24-19 Nebraska with 4:03 left in the 4th. UNLV's D needs to hold. However, they don't... This spread hurry up O that Nebraska is running is just shredding UNLV's D. Nebraska goes down the field and punches it in for a TD. That will give them the win as it's 31-19 Nebraska with 1:23 left.

WR Lowery drops three straight passes and the Rebels go 4 and out. Nebraska runs out the clock and the final score is

:UNLV: 19 :Nebraska: 31

This was not how coach jaymo wanted to start the season. Nebraska dominted this game with 407 yards of total offense, including 176 yards rushing. The story of the game was backup Nebraska QB Chris Smith who was 18-22 for 200 yards and 2 td's plus 15 carries for 73 yards and a td.

What happened to UNLV starterThomas Morris? He was brutal. Abe Lexman played decent in his first start going 14-23 for 157 yards with 1td and 1 int. Could there be a qb controversy??? Not yet...

WR Robert Samuel was invisible with only 2 receptions for 16 yards. This was not the start he wanted as #1 receiver. The only positive was the defensive line pressure as they got to the qb five times. Rookie LE Ben Thompson had 5 tackles and 2 sacks.

jaymo76
05-17-2014, 05:45 PM
That terrible performance by :UNLV: drops them to #24 while :Nebraska: earns their new #25 ranking. That Nebraska roster is impressive. I will be checking in on them as the season progresses.

Next up for UNLV is a visit to :Washington_State:

Around the league there should be a great game at the kickoff classic as #4 :Alabama: takes on :USC: edit: oops, my bad the game was played and it wasn't great... 45-18 Bama

jaymo76
05-17-2014, 09:05 PM
UNLV's new defensive coordinator this year is Matt Campbell. For a coach with a 52-41 head coaching record and a level 19 coordinator I was expecting more on the defensive side of the ball. The secondary was very, very soft. That will need to massively improve the rest of the season. Plus the run D was like tissue paper. This team lives and dies by the D. If the D isn't on we just don't have the horses on offense to compete.

Forgot to mention that freshman LE Ben Thompson (#73) took home :Mountain_West: defensive player of the week. That's not too bad for a true freshman.

jaymo76
05-17-2014, 09:40 PM
Just looking around the league from week 1:

#2 :Texas: 49 :Notre_Dame: 21
#1 :Oklahoma: 30 #14 :South_Carolina: 28

The top 25 is very similar to last year. The Big 12 looks to have another monstrous year. I can easily see one of them going undefeated.

jaymo76
05-18-2014, 12:45 AM
Week two: :UNLV: (0-1) @ :Washington_State: (0-0)

It's Thursday night football time!

UNLV is looking for redemption this week. The bookies think that this will be a cakewalk for the Rebels. Frankly, this is a bad looking WSU team. nothing other than a huge win for UNLV will be considered a poor outing.

WSU wins the coin toss and they want the ball first. Six plays and out and UNLV gets the ball at their own 19. UNLV goes three and out and QB Morris continues to struggle going 0-2. WSU takes over at their own 31. They drive the field and get down to the UNLV 8 and then punch it in on a corner out. That makes it 7-0 WSU with 4:39 left in the 1st.

After a beautiful hurry up drive QB Lexman comes in with the goaline package and qb sneaks it in to make it 7-7 with 1:39 left in the 1st.

WSU makes their first mistake as UNLV CB Harris has a pic six. That makes it 14-7 UNLV with 9 seconds left in the 1st. The 2nd quarter begins with a WSU punt. UNLV begins at their own 42. After a long drive, HB Gary Smith powers it in from 3 and UNLV goes up 21-7.

WSU takes the ball from their 20 with 4 minutes left. After a 3 and out, punt and facemask, uNLV gets the ball at their own 43. With 21 seconds left Morris hits Coker out of the backfield for a three yard scamper and that makes it 28-7 UNLV. UNLV's offense is firing today and Morris, after a shaky start is looking good.

It's good to see Robert Samuel really involved in the O today. He already has six catches. Now the run game needs to step up!!! D wide there are concerns as WSU has more yards this game... step up D!!!

UNLV begins from their own 23. They make it to midfield but cannot convert on 4th and inches. WSU has great position but they go for a 57 yard fg and leave three points on the table... the score remains 28-7. Coker takes over the drive with some beautiful runs and then HB Sean Robinson takes it in from the two. UNLV cements its lead, 35-7 with 2:39 left in the 3rd.

WSU's next possession ends with a missed 56 yard fg. UNLV starts with great position. Coker goes over 100 yard rushing on his 20th rush. The 3rd quarter ends with UNLV threatening. On the first play Morris hits TE Green for a 12 yard td. That makes the score 42-7 UNLV.

On the next play, CB Harris pics off the ball and UNLV takes over at the 21. Coker punches it in from the six and UNLV expands on its lead, 49-7. With 6:41 left this could get even worse...

Mass subs come in for UNLV. WSU cannot convert on 4th down and UNLV takes over at the 33. The drive ends with Winston converting a fg from 36 yards out. With 4:14 remaining the score is now 52-7 UNLV.

WSU scores some garbage points on their next drive to make it 52-14 with 3:02 remaining. For some reason WSU goes for the onside kick... and they get it. Let's see how many more yards UNLV can give up. This turns out to be costly as WSU loses their only bright spot as their qb gets crushed. UNLV gets the ball back and the game ends.

The final score: :UNLV: 52 :Washington_State: 14

RB Frank Coker had a monster game and was game mvp. QB Morris rebounded really well from last week. WR Samuel dominated.

Coker: 24 carries 144 yards 1 td / 4 rec 25 yards 1 td
Morris: 26/33 208 yards 2 td
Samuel: 10 rec 84 yards

The only real concern today comes from the secondary which again was scorched. Today WSU put up 314 pass yards. However, the Dline comes up big again with 4 sacks.

jaymo76
05-18-2014, 03:05 PM
This was a crazy week for football. With the victory :UNLV: moves to #20 in the BCS. The top five had a shake-up but it's a questionable one as to why.

1. :Texas: struggled with :FAU: but came back to win 52-42
2. :Alabama: blew out :Georgia_Tech: to move from 4th
3. :Oklahoma: idle... falls from 2nd
4. :Ohio_State: crushes :TCU2: but falls to 4 from #3
5. :Florida: destroys :Auburn: and moves up one from #6

Surprises: :UL_Monroe: moves to #13 with a big victory over fcs east (previously #19)
out of nowhere... :Notre_Dame: moves to #23 by beating :Purdue:
absolute shocker... :Army: has a 44-0 victory over :North_Texas: to move to #25

What happened to :Nebraska:? they were pummled 31-21 by :Colorado: and fall out of the top 25

This was also the week of the FCS:

fcs west 21 :Iowa: 9
fcs midwest 20 :Miami_OH: 16
fcs southest 33 :UMass2: 21
fcs northwest 38 :Kentucky: 28
fcs northwest 49 :Oklahoma_State: 30

jaymo76
05-18-2014, 03:12 PM
Forgot to mention that :UNLV: senior CB Greg Harris was :Mountain_West: player of the week. He had two tackles and two interceptions. I thought RB Frank Coker was going to get the nod for offensive player but senior qb Mark Brady from :Boise_State: had a better day.

jaymo76
05-19-2014, 01:09 AM
Game 3: :UNLV: (1-1) :New_Mexico: (0-1)

UNLV's third straight road game and first conference matchup looks to be as easy one. This Lobos team is pretty weak all around. This should be another big Rebel victory. The weather is beautiful and the crowd is tiny. Let's play football.

UNLV loses the toss and UNM kicks off. with a touchback the O starts at the 20. Terrible six and out drive. On the bright-side Morris was 3-3. UNM's first drive is impressive to say the least: 8 plays 70 yards and a td to make it 7-0 Lobos with 4:56 left in the 1st.

Game update: #5 Florida upset by unranked Arkansas 34-31. Army will also lose their top 25 birth with a bad loss to Boise.

UNLV's next drive is a thing of beauty and it ends with an 11 yard scamper by Coker for a TD. That makes it 7-7- with 44 seconds left in the 1st.

Into the 2nd the Lobo's continue to impress with the running game as their qb is approaching 100 yards. Coach jaymo really hates spread, hurry up O.

UNLV's next drive stalls and Winston kicks a 46 yard fg to make it 14-10 Lobos with 2:30 left in the 2nd. UNM is playing well over their heads. Can they keep it up??? UNM is finally forced to punt. With 29 seconds left UNLV starts at their own 20. Morris hits Jalaal for 72 yards and with 13 seconds left UNLV is at the UNM 8. UNLV has one time out left. On the next play Morris hits WR Lowery for the td and UNLV goes up 17-14 and takes the lead into the half.

UNM's qb is a beast. He has been destroying me via qb runs. Carl Kemp is a senior and he is playing like it with 7 runs for 83 yards and a td. UNLV needs to stop him in the 2nd half.

UNM starts with the ball to begin the 3rd. A nice drive ends with a 52 yard fg miss. Kemp went over the 110 yard rushing mark that drive. Nonetheless UNLV starts with the ball and a 38 yard TD strike from Morris to Jalaal gives UNLV a 24-14 lead and a bit of breathing room.

UNM is forced into a three and out. Coach jaymo is throwing every defense he can to disrupt things. UNLV's next drive is great but ends with a rare Jalaal drop in the endzone (and on fourth down). UNM takes over at their own 7. However another three and out and UNLV takes the ball at their own 43 with 1:25 left in the third.

UNLV's receivers have decided not to catch the ball in the 2nd half and again, the ball goes back to UNM. The half ends with another three and out and UNLV begins at their own 41.

What has happened to this game? Now both offenses are anemic. UNLV goes three and out again and punts back to UNM. After a short drive we have another punt and UNLV takes over at their own 32. 4:42 left in the game... UNLV needs a long drive. Coker goes over 100 yards... and gets injured. Lucky for UNLV it's only a concussion.

UNLV goes into a ball control offense and runs out the clock. The final score:

:UNLV: 24 :New_Mexico: 14

The game ball goes to QB Thomas Morris who was 21/33 for 259 yards and 2 td's. Honourable mention goes to UNM QB Carl Kemp who ran the ball for 114 yards on 17 carries. On the D side of the ball, MLB Chris Brock had 7 tackles, 2 tfl, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble.

The big story of the game though, Coach jaymo records his 50th win as a head coach. Coach jaymo's record is now 50-9. What a nice way to move to level 26 in the coach skills department.

jaymo76
05-19-2014, 01:21 AM
looking at the top 25 we have a one change this week.

1. :Oklahoma:
2. :Alabama:
3. :Texas:
4. :Ohio_State:
5. :Georgia: from #6 (Florida plummets to #12)

Chalk this one up to the bizarre but :Navy: moves to #23. This is strange because they have not yet played one game this season...???

We don't see TGT teams meet often so here is one of note. :Arizona_State2: 41 :Southern_Miss: 17. Sorry about that one Soulja.

:UNLV: remains ranked #20. They play their first home game of the season versus :Colorado_State:

jaymo76
05-22-2014, 12:04 AM
Game 4: :Colorado_State: (1-2) (0-0) @ #20 :UNLV: (2-1) (1-0)

Week five marks UNLV's first home game of the season. Historically, CSU has not matched up well versus coach jaymo and his Rebels. Let's hope that streak continues today.

CSU has a strong run game but their D is pretty soft. CSU loses the toss and UNLV elects to kickoff. After a long drive CSU takes the lead on a 26 yard fg... 3-0 CSU.UNLV starts at the 18. After a disappointing drive UNLV punts and CSU begins at their own 20. Jalaal has another drop. What is going on with him this season??? Regardless no damage is done as CSU is forced to punt.

With 12 seconds left in the 1st, Morris hits WR Samuel for 33 yards and a td. That makes it 7-3 UNLV. The lead doesn't last long as UNLV gets burned on a 74 yard td. That makes it 10-7 CSU with 7:17 left in the 2nd. UNLV uses the next 8 plays to take the lead ending with Morris hitting RB Sean Robinson for a 13 yard td. That makes it 14-10 UNLV with 5:29 left in the 2nd.

CCSU's next drive ends with a 53 yard fg miss to the left and the score remains 14-10 UNLV with 3:01 left in the 2nd. UNLV's QB Morris is on fire. With 43 seconds left he hits RB Frank Coker with a 9 yard td strike and that makes it 21-10 UNLV. With 16 seconds left CB Daniel Simon comes up with a pic. The ball is at the 45 of CSU.

In a bizarre turns of events Morris is picked off and them the CB fumbles the interception. UNLV's WR Samuel picks it up and is down by contact. UNLV's Winston then hits a 44 yard fg... 24-10 UNLV at the half.

UNLV starts the 3rd at their own 19. But they are slow out of the gate and the drive goes three and out. CSU takes over at their own 19. The drive goes three and out and UNLV gets the ball back. Coker steams over 100 yards on the drive and Morris hits WR Lowery on a bubble screen from 2 yards out to put UNLV up 31-10 with 14 seconds left in the 3rd. That's Morris's 4th td ass today!!!

On 4th down CSU pretty much has to go for it. It doesn't matter though as CB Simon comes up with the int. at the UNLV 38. The drive ends with RB Gary Smith pounding the rock in from the 3. That makes it 38-10 UNLV with 4:51 left. Now it's time for mass subs.

CSU goes three and out. Backup QB Abe Lexman adds insult to injury as he goes 34 yards on a read option to make the score 45-10 with 1:21 remaining. This Lexman kid is going to be something special. He just needs more time to develop. That's okay though as Morris is only a junior and he is playing lights out right now.

After yet another three and out by CSU Lexman puts the game to bed with a big-time victory. The final score:

:UNLV: 45 :Colorado_State: 10

Morris earns star of the game going 19/28 for 213 yards and 4 td's (and 1 int.) Coker has 120 yards rushing on 22 attempts. That's three straight games of over 100 yards. No rb has done that since coach jaymo arrived at UNLV.

jaymo76
05-22-2014, 12:14 AM
With the victory :UNLV: goes into their bye week. They have put together a three game winning streak and have moved up in the polls, now sitting at #16.

It was a big week for recruits as three players committed:

LG (75 ovr) Tiny Johnson (3 star)
MLB (75 ovr) Paul Green (4 star)
CB (68 ovr) Keron Thurman (4 star)

jaymo76
05-22-2014, 12:21 AM
The top 25 for the week see's no changes.

1. :Oklahoma:
2. :Alabama:
3. :Texas:
4. :Ohio_State:
5. :Georgia:

:UL_Monroe: continues to surprise as they move to #8 with a win over :USF:. :San_Diego_State: moves to #9 with a win over :Air_Force:. :Navy: gets their first win of the season and is now ranked #18

jaymo76
05-26-2014, 10:55 PM
:UNLV: has a bye and week five passes quickly. The end result is that the Rebels move from #16 to #13

Interestingly enough, UNLV also signs two prospects in the bye week.

1. CB Matt Baker (78 ovr) 5star blue chip prospect!!!
2. DT Adam Williams (70 ovr) 4 star

Top 5 this week: no change from last week (:Oklahoma::Alabama::Texas::Ohio_State::Georgia: )

Surprises in the top 25... :North_Carolina: falls from #7 to #16 with a loss to :FAU:
:San_Diego_State: falls from #9 to #29 with a loss to :New_Mexico:

jaymo76
05-27-2014, 12:18 AM
Game 5: an out of conference matchup and game two in a home and home series...

:USF: (1-2) (0-1) @ :UNLV: (3-1) (2-0)

Another beauty of a day in the desert. UNLV has a huge statistical advantage. USF loses the toss and as per usual UNLV kicks off. It's go time!!! USF struggles out of the gate and goes three and out. UNLV starts at the 49. 8 plays later Morris hits Samuel from the 3 and that makes it 7-0 UNLV with 5:29 left in the 1st.

update: :San_Jose_State: shocks #19 :Boise_State: 24-3

USF struggles again as DT Hefner comes up with a sack and fumble. UNLV starts at the 44 of USF. The drive ends with a 17 yard strike from Morris to Samuel. That's the 2nd connection this game and it makes the score 14-0 UNLV with 2:16 left in the 1st.

USF makes it six plays before punting and UNLV begins at their own 27. UNLV runs out the clock on the 1st quarter and continues to move the ball. Wow! Morris hits Samuel from 4 and that's 3td connections... 20-0 UNLV (Winston blew the extra point) with 6:18 left in the 2nd.

USF storms down the field and their qb runs it in from the 6 to make it 20-7 UNLV with 4:45 left in the 2nd. On UNLV's next drive Winston makes up for his earlier miss with a 48 yard fg... 23-7 UNLV with 2:23 left in the 2nd. USF starts at their own 20.

What is going on? USF storms down the field and runs it in... 23-14 UNLV with 1:23 left in the 2nd. Jalaal returns the kick 55 yards and UNLV starts at the 48 of USF. UNLV does it again... Morris hits Samuel from the 7 and a td. The score is now 30-14 UNLV with 31 seconds left.

USF goes three and out and the punt block is on. With 13 seconds left UNLV starts at the 46 of USF. On the last play a Hail Mary... answered.... td Jalaal from 41 yards out. That makes it 37-14 UNLV to end the half.

Morris breaks the UNLV td pass record with 5 td tosses in the first half. Samuel has been on fire as well. The only weak spot... Coker and the run game are brutal right now. 235 yards through the air is making the difference.

Jalaal starts the 3rd with a 44 yard return. However the drive stalls and USF takes over at their own 21. USF goes three and out... UNLV begins at their own 42. Coker finally gets it going with a 38 yard scamper for a td. Again Winston misses the extra point,,, 43-14 UNLV with 2:18 left in the 3rd. It's almost time to pull the starters.

On the next drive SS Titus Horne makes the int. UNLV begins again at their own 49. The drive ends with Coker going over 100 yards rushing and ending the drive with Morris hitting TE Green for a td. Six td's means Morris is the lone holder of the school record. 50-14 UNLV mass subs and chew clock is on with 5:33 remaining.

USF does nothing on the next drive and UNLV gets the ball on their own 23. The drive is stopped and USF takes over at their own 42. With 1:34 left on the clock, USF tries to make it respectable. Dan Little the rb punches it in from the 1 with 6 seconds left. That makes it 50-21. Lexman takes a kneel and that puts the game away.

:UNLV: 50 :USF: 21

Morris, obviously was the game mvp going 22/27 267 yards and 6 td's. Coker had a great 2nd half and ended the game 21 carries for 100 yards and 1 td. Samuel had 8 receptions for 74 yards and 4 td's.

jaymo76
05-27-2014, 11:28 PM
With the win :UNLV: moves up the chart to #11. There is still no change in the top five as all the teams won (:Oklahoma::Alabama::Texas::Ohio_State::Georgia: )

Upsets:
:San_Diego_State: defeats #7 :UL_Monroe: 41-35 in OT
#9 :Penn_State: loses to :Purdue: 38-35 in OT
#16 :North_Carolina:loses to :Syracuse: 24-16

Sam Boyd Stadium is now ranked #26 toughest place to play. The win streak sits at 23 games and counting...

jaymo76
05-28-2014, 12:58 AM
Week six features a real mismatch...

:Utah_State: (1-4) (0-2) @ #11 :UNLV: (4-1) (2-0)

USU can run the ball well but their pass D is weak. This could be another big day for Morris. However, the weather is brutal in the desert as there is a massive rainstorm...

USU wins the toss and chooses to kick off. Brutal! Jalaal fumbles on the kickoff and at the UNLV 18. Two plays later the score is 7-0 Aggies. What happened??? 18 rush yards and a td... that is not a good sign. Speaking of signs that aren't good... Morris needs to be helped off the field on the first offensive play for UNLV. What is going on today? This is followed up by a 3 and out. USU takes over at their own 1.

Bad news... Morris has a foot stress fracture and will be out for the next five weeks. Alright Lexman, here is your chance! Back to the game, USU is dominating on O. Luckily for UNLV, CB Harris comes up with an int on the UNLV 15. Lexman's first drive is a good one ending with a 12 yard td pass to who else, Samuel. That makes it 7-7 with 58 seconds left in the 1st.

USU's RUN game has been beastly good. UNLV needs to step up now. USU goes away from what is working... the run and as a result they go three and out. UNLV begins at their own 46. With that the 1st ends. That was a tough quarter. Clearly coach jaymo underestimated USU.

UNLV, using the run drives the field and Coker punches it in from the one. UNLV goes up 14-7

Update... #3 :Texas: @ #1 :Oklahoma: 28-26 OU in the 3rd...

Another USU three and out. UNLV begins at their own 42. LEXMAN you stud!!! A 32 yard read option scramble for a td makes it 21-7 UNLV. With 3:08 left USU looks to begin their comeback. They start at their own 20. They go back to the run and drive the field. CB Will Dean makes a pick at the 2 but offside... int negated. Next play USU throws a td strike. That makes it 21-14 with 1:19 left.

Jalaal makes up for his earlier blunder taking the return 62 yards and well into USU territory. With seconds left, Lexman hits Samuel for the td (from six yards out). That makes the score 28-14 UNLV. The half comes to an end... that was a weird one. USU is a real jeckyl and hyde.

USU's first drive of the third is unproductive. UNLV begins at their own 33. This Lexman kid is a beast. Another 30+ yard read option and then wraps up the drive with a 13 yard td strike to Jalaal. 35-14 UNLV with 3:34 left in the third. USU begins from their own 20.

Shocker alert... #3:Texas: 43 #1 :Oklahoma:34. Oh how the mighty have fallen...

USU's next drive is snuffed out as CB Harris comes up with a pic. That's his 2nd of the game. UNLV starts at the USU 36. The drive ends with a 30 yard fg by Winston. That makes the score 38-14 UNLV with 32 seconds left in the 3rd.

To start the 4th USU has a fumble on a massive UNLV hit by LB Hancock. CB Dean picks up the ball at the UNLV 47. This Lexman kid is for real! He runs it in on an option from the 6 to make it 45-14 UNLV with 5:24 remaining. With that score, coach jaymo puts in mass subs.

USU is forced to go three and out. UNLV takes over at their own 36. #rd stringer QB Jon Jude throws a bad int and USU has the ball in striking range. With 3:34 left USU puts a td on the scoreboard. That makes it 45-21 UNLV.

UNLV drives to the goalline and then runs out the clock. Final score:

:UNLV: 45 :Utah_State: 21

Player of the game honours go to Abe Lexman. The kid totally deserves it as he played great. Lexman went 18/23 212 yards and 3 td's. he also had 7 carries for 55 yards and 2 td's. This kid is the real deal and if he plays like this over the next couple weeks there will be a huge qb controversy in the desert. The only downside is that he was sacked three times.

CB Harris also had a huge game with two pics. that is big as we had a stud recruit visiting and he wanted to see some ints.

On the negative the run game struggled and Coker only had 55 yards rushing. That snaps his 4 game 100+ yards rushing streak.

jaymo76
05-28-2014, 01:09 AM
Last game was a good one for recruiting as two players committed to the roster.

1. Punter Matt Smith (73 ovr) 2 star
2. CB Torque Leweth (75 ovr)

However, :UNLV: got snubbed in the polls, staying at #11

The new top 5 for this week:

1. :Texas: (previously #3)
2. :Alabama:
3. :Ohio_State: (previously #4)
4. :Georgia: (previously #5)
5. :Michigan_State: (previously #6)

:Oklahoma: falls to #6 (a little harsh if you ask me...)

A strange result... :Miami: didn't play last week but jumps from #17 to #10. Why???

#7 :Mississippi_State: has pummelled by :Texas_A&M: 55-21 and they fall to #16

jaymo76
06-12-2014, 01:13 AM
Forgot to mention that Abe Lexman's performance gave him :Mountain_West: offensive player of the week honours. Good job Abe!

jaymo76
06-12-2014, 02:28 AM
Week 8:

#11 :UNLV: (5-1) (3-0)) @ :Hawaii: (4-2) (3-0)

Aloha! The Rebels to the show on the road to Oahu. With Morris out another four weeks the game rests on the shoulders of Abe Lexman. Hawaii has a stingy pass D so this could be a run heavy day. The Rebels win the toss and decide to kickoff. Irby puts it through the back of the endzone and Hawaii begins at the 20. After a long, long drive, Hawaii puts up a fg from 29 yards out and moves up 3-0 with 3:52 left in the 1st.

UNLV starts at their own 24. The O looks great and Lexman hits Jalaal from 22 yards out for the td. That makes it 7-3 UNLV with 1:16 left in the 1st. Hawaii starts at their 20 but goes three and out and UNLV starts the 2nd quarter with the ball and at their own 29. After a beautiful drive Lexman makes a mistake and throws a pic in the Hawaii endzone. Hawaii starts at their own 4. Three plays later, DT Hefner comes up with a safety... beautiful!!! That makes it 9-3 UNLV with 4:30 left in the 2nd.

UNLV starts at their own 38. A long drive ends with RB Sean Robinson taking it in from the 2 for a td. That makes it Rebels 16 Hawaii 3 with 26 seconds left in the 2nd. Hawaii takes over at their 20 but they decide to run out the clock and the half ends.

UNLV has played pretty well. WR Lowery has had a strong game with 5 catches already. The D is also pretty fierce today. UNLV needs to keep the pedal on the gas. The UNLV D has only given up 42 yards thus far.

UNLV starts with the ball in the 3rd. Jalaal brings it up to the 31. UNLV uses 12 plays to punch it in the endzone. Lexman runs the option and takes it in from the 5. That makes it 23-3 UNLV with 3:59 left in the 3rd. Hawaii takes over at their own 20. UNLV's D has only given up 42 yards today. Hawaii has another short drive. UNLV starts on their own 20.

UNLV goes three and out and Hawaii starts at their own 28. There is only 1:28 left in the third. This game is not very exciting. Hawaii as expected goes three and out... again. UNLV starts on their own 41 with 33 seconds left in the 3rd. UNLV goes tit for tat and responds with a three and out.

At the start of the 4th, Hawaii begins at their own 30. Another three and out and UNLV starts at their own 47 with 6:39 remaining in the 4th. On the 1st carry of the drive, Coker goes over 100 yards on 19 carries.

UNLV chews the clock and gets to the Hawaii 20 but turns it over on downs with 2:29 left. Coach jaymo calls for mass subs. Hawaii cannot do anything and goes three and out. UNLV starts at the Hawaii 35 with 1:43 remaining. The game ends with the score

:UNLV: 23 :Hawaii: 3

Lexman is player of the game but I'm not really sure why. He went 13/19 for 143 yards 1 td and 1 int. IMO RB Frank Coker should have got the game ball. He had 23 rushes for 120 yards. Hawaii was awful today. Their qb, Franklin Watson was 4/12 for 37 yards passing while their starting RB Chris Jackson had 8 carries for 17 yards.

This will go down as one of the dullest games ever coached by coach jaymo. This game really was a dog. Hawaii's offense could only muster 56 yards in total. UNLV rushed the ball 40 times and only threw 19 passes. The game was ugly but ultimately, a win is a win.

jaymo76
06-12-2014, 02:34 AM
With the victory, that makes it a six game win streak for :UNLV: The Rebels now sit at #9 in the BCS standings.

There was a big shakeup n the top 5 this week as #2 :Alabama: lost on the road to #16 :Arkansas:

The new top 5:

1. :Texas:
2. :Georgia: (#4 last week)
3. :Ohio_State:
4. :Michigan_State: (#5 last week)
5. :Miami: (from #10 last week)

jaymo76
09-12-2014, 11:46 PM
Thanks CDJ for moving this thread here (and thanks Smooth for thinking of the idea). I am planning on starting this up again soon.

SmoothPancakes
09-13-2014, 10:49 AM
Thanks CDJ for moving this thread here (and thanks Smooth for thinking of the idea). I am planning on starting this up again soon.

Good stuff man! :up:

Looking forward to you getting this fired back up! Thanks to the college football season getting into full swing, it's gotten me back to hitting NCAA full force.

jaymo76
03-27-2015, 02:40 AM
I haven't played my dynasty since June 12th, 2014... wow! Anyways, tonight I will get in game. Man I miss college football video games... :(

SmoothPancakes
03-27-2015, 02:46 AM
Looking forward to it man! I need to get my season finished up, just haven't had much time the last two weeks. Hopefully this weekend and next week opens up some time.

#TheScriptIsDead

jaymo76
03-27-2015, 04:17 AM
Week 9: :Nevada: (3-4) (1-3) @. :UNLV: #9 (6-1) (4-0)

The rival Wolfpack come in to UNLV looking to take down the mighty Rebels. This week is a huge week for recruiting as three studs are on campus (5* Christian, 4* McGee and 4* McCringlebery). The two TE's are in the top ten best in the nation. This game is huge for recruting purposes.

The Battle for Nevada... it's scroching in the Nevada sun. UNLV wins the toss and elects to kickoff. Irby has a booming kick and it results in a touchback. The Pack go three and out and the Rebels start at their own 40. 8 plays later rookie QB Lexman hits TE Green for a six yard TD and it's 7-0 Rebels.

Next possession the Pack starts again at their own 20. They move the ball well via the run game but two big sacks push them out of FG range. UNV starts their own 20... then Lexman makes a big error, locking in on a well covered Green... and the play ends in an int. Nevada has the ball at the UNLV 27 with 1.26 left in the 1st quarter.

3rd and 9, the Pack put one up and FS Matt Douglas comes down with it. UNLV dodged a bullet there. The score remains 7-0 UNLV with 16 seconds left in the 1st. After a great series, the Rebels settle for a 44 yard FG and a 10-0 lead.

Note: Nevada has a harsh blow as their HB Burton has been lost for two weeks.

The Pack finally get on the board late in the 2nd. After a long drive they hit a 41 yard FG and that makes it 10-3 UNLV with 2:15 left in the 2nd. The Rebels go into the 2 minute offense and it's a thing of beauty. With 4 seconds left, Lexman hits Lowery for a 5 yard TD and that makes it 17-3 to end the half.

A tale of opposites today... UNLV all pass (197 yards to 1) versus Nevada all run (84 yards to -8). UNLV will try to get the run game going in the 2nd half.

The half starts out with UNLV punting. Nevada, starts at their own 20. Sensing the need to change things up, Nevada comes out passing... that's a mistak as CB(FS) Yusef Butler pics off the ball at the Nevada 28. A short drive ends with a 44 yard FG by and a 20-7 lead for UNLV with 3:28 left in the 3rd.

A three and out for Nevada and UNLV starts at their own 46. Field position today has been a huge advantage for the Runnin' Rebels. The Rebels move the ball easily and the quarter ends with UNLV in striking distance.

Update: WR Mal Jalaal left the game with back spasms and will not return.

The 4th starts off on a low point as Lexman throws his 2nd pic today. Nevada takes it out to the 40. The drive ends there as well as Nevada goes 4 and out. With 6:15 remaining Winston hits a FG from 46 and that makes it 23-3 UNLV. What happened to the UNLV offense in the 2nd half???

With 5:17 left Nevada turns it over on downs at the 42. UNLV moves the ball well and Coker runs it in from the 3. That makes it 30-3 with 3:09 remaining.

Update: SDSU cruches SJSU 34-12.

Nevada punts on their next possession and mass subs finishes the game for UNLV. This was a big blowout win for UNLV and the game was NEVER in doubt. 30-3 as a final score actually flattered Nevada.

Lexman 20/31 270 yards 2 TD 2 Int.
Coker 13 rushes 42 yards 1 TD
Samuel 5 rec 91 yards

Players of the game for UNLV
LB Brock 8 tackles 2TFL 1 sack
K Winston 3-3 FG 3-3 extra points

jaymo76
03-27-2015, 04:29 AM
:UNLV: Recruiting Update:

A the Nevada game a whole slew of players committed.

TE H. McCringlebery (77ovr)
LG T. Jones (75ovr)
WR T. Perry (71ovr)
CB L. Perry (71ovr)
LE M. Butler (70ovr)
LOLB T Merritt (66ovr)

On the downside, stud CB Warren Christian has locked us out. However, at this point in the season UNLV has the #1 class
1 5*
7 4*
4 3*
1 2*

jaymo76
03-27-2015, 04:42 AM
Sam Boyd Stadium has become a very fierce venue to play in. It is now in the top 25 toughest list.

:UNLV: Sam Boyd Stadium #23 toughtest (avg. att. 35,030) 122-115-2 WON 25 straight

The next longest home win streak goes to :Michigan_State: with 14 straight wins at home.

jaymo76
03-27-2015, 04:53 AM
:UNLV: moves to #8 in the coaches poll while they remain at #9 in both the media and BCS.

This weeks top five only saw one change as :Miami: was pummled by Duke 38-27:Duke:. They slide from 5th to 14th.

1. :Texas: 6-0
2. :Georgia: 8-0
3. :Ohio_State: 7-0
4. :Michigan_State: 7-0
5. :Florida: (#6 last week) 6-1

Upsets this week...

:Navy:20 #23 :Cincinnati: 7

:Kentucky: 38 #22 :Mississippi_State: 20

jaymo76
03-27-2015, 05:06 AM
Looking forward to it man! I need to get my season finished up, just haven't had much time the last two weeks. Hopefully this weekend and next week opens up some time.

#TheScriptIsDead


Thanks man! Didn't realize how much I missed this game and CFB games period until playing tonight. I am going to try and finish this season in the next week or two. I have four games left plus a Bowl game so we will so ho it goes. I am still committed to UNLV for one more season but then it's anything goes.

jaymo76
03-28-2015, 03:36 AM
Week 10: :Fresno_State:(5-2) (2-2) @ #8 :UNLV: (7-1) (5-0)

UNLV looks to keep the season and home win streak intact against incredibly unlikable Fresno State. Fresno plays UNLV tough so this may be no cake-walk. UNLV needs to get the run game going and keep Coker involved.

With that UNLV wins the toss and elects to kickoff. Fresno St. starts in the no huddle... man they are quick! SR QB Greco looks like a tank!. Fresno gets to the UNLV 19 when MLB Brock makes a pick and he's off to the endzone... 7-0 UNLV. Brock is a stud in the making. He has the nickname "total package" and it is well earned. If he were bigger he would be :NFL: bound.

UNV's D ia pumped and force a three and out. However, on UNLV's first offensive series they also go three and out as Lexman had two incomplete passes. Fresno State starts again at their own 31... but another HUGE D play... as Greco is stripped by DT Heffner and the ball is scooped up by DT Young who rumbles all the way down to the Fresno 9. Three straight rushes by Coker and on 3rd and 1 he punches it in... 14-0 UNLV with 2:12 left in the 1st.

FSU starts at their 20 and storms down the field. Greco continues to run the ball as he already has 11 carries this game. However, he gets to the 15 and fumbles again!!! The fumble is picked up by DT Heffner and UNLV dodges another bullet. Again though, UNLV is held to a 3 and out. The quarter ends with the score 14-0 UNLV.

Fresno State starts at their own 31. However, Greco was injured on the last drive and his less than capable backup West comes into the game... and goes 3 and out. UNLV starts at their own 41. To slow down the tempo... it's Coker time. Nine plays later Coker punches it in from the one and it's 21-0 UNLV.

FSU's next drive ends in a 57 yard FG miss to the right and the score remains 21-0 with under two minutes left in the half. Then FSU gets a break as Lexman throws a bad pick at the FSU 40. However, Greco cannot move the ball and the FSU drive ends as does the first half.

This is a weird one. UNLV only has 20 yards of passing and 81 yards of rushing. Fresno State has a huge stats advantage but it's the defense and the turnovers that have given UNLV control of this game.

UNLV starts the 3rd at their own 27. However the drive is a three and out. Lexman is now 2/7 for 13 yards. Irby then shanks the punt and Fresno State starts at the 50. However, Greco steps into a throw and gets nailed... the ball is picked off by ROLB Antoine Hancock and UNLV start at their own 28. The drive is long and run heavy and runs into the 4th quarter before Lexman hits TE Green from the 3 and that makes it 28-0 UNLV with 6:44 remaining.

UNLV's D is in best mode today. Through three quarters...
4 sacks
2 interceptions
2 forced fumbles
2 pass breakups

On FSU's next drive they cannot convert on 4th down and UNLV gets the back back at midfield. All run from here on out is the philosophy and chew the clock is the mantra. The drive ends with a 33 yard Winston FG to make the score 31-0 with 46 seconds left. That's the final score as FSU cannot make anything happen on their next drive.

With the win, UNLV gets their first shutout of the season. This win had everything to do with the defense. Lexman was only 8/13 for 53 yards (with 1 TD pass and 1 int.). UNLV rushed 38 times for 150 yards and easily controlled the clock, chewing up 21:21 of possession to only 10:39 for FSU.

:UNLV: players of the game...

RB Frank Coker 23 carries 85 yards 2TD
DT Darrell Heffner 6tkls, 3tfl,3sacks, FF, FR

With the win, UNLV moves to 8-1 on the season.

Major upset alert: :Kansas_State: destroys #1 ranked :Texas: 31-17. This will shake up the polls.

jaymo76
03-28-2015, 03:49 AM
This week is the monster matchup of the season as #7 :UNLV: travels to San Diego to take on #13 :San_Diego_State:.

DT Darrell Heffner won :Mountain_West: player of the week honours. He will be excited to get back on the field versus bitter rivals from San Diego. Every season the UNLV-SDSU game is the marquee matchup of the Mountain West and has major implications for the MWC Championship.

jaymo76
03-28-2015, 03:58 AM
Top five:

:Georgia: 9-0
:Ohio_State: 8-0
:Michigan_State: 8-0
:UCLA: 8-0
:Georgia_Tech: 6-2

How UCLA jumps from 9 to 4 is beyond me. Especially considering they beat Colorado 43-34 this weekend. That's not a great team to say the least. Also, GT should NOT be in the top 5, especially with two losses.

:Texas: falls to #8 with the loss to Kansas State. Also, :Florida: drops to #10 after losing a tough one to Georgia.

SmoothPancakes
03-28-2015, 06:01 AM
Top five:

:Georgia: 9-0
:Ohio_State: 8-0
:Michigan_State: 8-0
:UCLA: 8-0
:Georgia_Tech: 6-2

How UCLA jumps from 9 to 4 is beyond me. Especially considering they beat Colorado 43-34 this weekend. That's not a great team to say the least. lso, GT should NOT be in the top 5, especially with two losses.

:Texas: falls to #8 with the loss to Kansas State. Also, :Florida: drops to #10 after lsing a tough one to Georgia.

What are the records of the Top 10? I've noticed in my dynasty, as I have been getting further into my current season, the polls started lining up all of the undefeated teams. THey would start making jumps and by the mid-season point, pretty much every undefeated team was at the top of the polls, with the 1 and 2 loss teams following behind. That ended up leading to some big jumps by teams, despite playing crap opponents and even when they would have a bye week the previous week.

souljahbill
03-28-2015, 11:03 AM
Wait until 3-loss teams start getting into the mix. It'll be a mess.

jaymo76
03-28-2015, 12:41 PM
What are the records of the Top 10? I've noticed in my dynasty, as I have been getting further into my current season, the polls started lining up all of the undefeated teams. THey would start making jumps and by the mid-season point, pretty much every undefeated team was at the top of the polls, with the 1 and 2 loss teams following behind. That ended up leading to some big jumps by teams, despite playing crap opponents and even when they would have a bye week the previous week.


Wait until 3-loss teams start getting into the mix. It'll be a mess.

Not at the PS right now so I cannot check the standings. However, the GT thing really bothers me as they have two losses yet are two spots in front of me. Plus, UCLA should not have leaped the whole pack like that after they beat a BAD Colorado team. In general the PAC12 is in the dumps this year while the Mountain West is fielding some decent competition.

SmoothPancakes
03-28-2015, 12:48 PM
Yeah, the Georgia Tech thing is bad. Not a chance they should be #5.

#TheScriptIsDead

souljahbill
03-28-2015, 01:10 PM
I've seen teams LOSE the championship game and win the BCS championship in the final poll. It gets jacked up the further you play into dynasty mode.

jaymo76
03-29-2015, 05:08 AM
Week 11: #7 :UNLV: (8-1) (6-0) @ #13 :San_Diego_State: (6-2) (4-1)

For all intents and purposes the battle for the :Mountain_West: is about to begin. This could be a high scoring game as both teams average 35 points per game (35.5 for SDSU t 35.4 for UNLV). Both teams are also missing one key person on offense (QB Morris for UNLC and HB Livingston for SDSU). The teams are very well matched and this should be a good game.

UNLV won the toss and elected to kickoff. The weather is perfect and will not be a factor today. SDSU has a decent first drive but they come up short on a 50 yard FG. On UNLV's first posession they struggle to move the ball and are forced to punt after six plays. SDSU takes over at their own 20.

D is key right now as another short drive for SDSU gives the ball right back to UNLV. UNLV takes over at their own 32. Then several plays later, SDSU makes their first mistake and go with tight coverage on Jalaal and no safety over the to[p. Lexman see's the coverage and audibles and the end result is a 50 yard TD strike. That makes it 7-0 UNLV with 27 seconds left in the 1st quarter.

SDSU had a perfect chance to tie the game but their wide open TE dropped a sure TD on 3rd and 12. SDSU converts for a 50 yard FG and that makes it 7-3 UNLV early in the 2nd quarter.

MALLLLLLLLL JALAALLLLLLLLL!!!! Jalaal goes 96 yards for a TD on the kickoff. That's the first return for a TD this season and man was it impressive. Out of the blue, UNLV goes up 14-3. Damn that was nice!!!

SDSU goes hurry up as per usual and storms down the field. However, a 49 yard FG keeps the score 14-3 UNLV. With UNLV's next possession they chew the clock and march the field. RB Coker [unches in the TD from the 2 yard line and the crowd goes silent as UNLV ges up 21-3 with 1:13 left in the half.

SDSU goes three and out and UNLV takes over at their own 41. With 53 seconds left, Coach Jaymo doesn't take his foot off the peddle and Lexman hits Jalaal for a 46 yard recetion to get UNLV in FG range. With 3 seconds left, Winston coverts from 22 yards out and UNLV extends the lead 24-3 as halftime begins. Wow! I didn't see this coming...

The score is misleading for sure as the stats are pretty equal. The only factors for the score: 2 missed FG's by SDSU, a 96 yard kickoff return for a TD and six dropped passes by SDSU recievers, including a sure TD.

UNLV starts the 3rd with the ball. A beautiful drive should have ended with an 8 yard TD rush by Coker... but... TE Mario Green was called for clipping. The drive ends with a 26 yard FG by Winston to make it 27-3 UNLV.

On the very next play for SDSU's offense, the ball is picked off by FS Matt Douglas who proceeds to take it into the endzone. The play had a challenge as it looked like the ball hit the ground but the play stood... TD UNLV and a commanding and shocking lead... 34-3 wth 3:15 left in the 3rd.

UNLV gets the ball back and Jalaal has another huge return, taking the ball deep into SDSU territory. However, the drive stalls with some poor play calling.

With that the 3rd comes to an end and the first play of the 4th is a 26 yard FG by Winston. That makes the score 37-3 UNLV .

Ob SDSU's next possession, Miller hits his wideout on 4th and 4 and punches it it for the TD. That makes it 37-10 UNLV. SDSU can be potent but today they have not performed well.

SDSU goes for the onside kick but it is recovered by WR Lowery. The next UNLV drive ends with yet another FG by Winston, this time from 33. That makes the score 40-10 with 4:02 remaining.

With that score, mass subs are brought into the game. On SDSU's next possession, true freshman CB Mathew Harris makes the int. at the SDSU 43. The drive comes to an end with a 48 yard FG by Winston. That makes the score 43-10 UNLV with 20 seconds left.

SDSU runs out of time and the game is over. What a blow out... on paper anyways as the game was noweher near like what the score shows.

Final score :UNLV: 43 :San_Diego_State: 10

Player of the game honours go to two people in particular...

WR Mal Jalaal: 5 rec 125 yards 1TD; 3PR 55 yards; 2KR 125 yards 1TD
K Jermaine Winston 5/5 fg 100%

Honourable mention goes to QB Abe Leman 19/25 214 yards 1TD

The yardage is really surprising as UNLV only had 294 total yards as compared to SDSU with 226. It was all the mistakes that cost SDSU this game. The end result is that any BCS hopes SDSU has are now gone while UNLV continues to get closer...

jaymo76
03-29-2015, 05:13 AM
With the win, :UNLV: increases their win streak to 9 straight games. Keep in mind that most of these wins have come with a true freshman QB which makes this feat all the more impressive. 9-1 on the season is far better than what the pundits had called for.

jaymo76
03-29-2015, 05:17 AM
Update: WR Mal Jalaal recieved offensive player of the week recogniton from the :Mountain_West:

jaymo76
03-29-2015, 05:25 AM
This week's top 5:

:Ohio_State: 9-0 (leapfrogs over Georgia due to a massive blowout of Mchigan St.
:Georgia: 9-0
:UCLA: 9-0
:Georgia_Tech: 7-2 (45-14 win over #16 Miami)
:UNLV: 9-1


Surprises of the week

:Ohio_State: 55 :Michigan_State: 17
:Eastern_Michigan: makes it into the top 25 (25th) with their 9-0 record thus far
:Alabama: crushes :LSU: 35-7; LSU is now 2-8 on the season

jaymo76
03-29-2015, 05:36 AM
:UNLV: has a buy this weekend. QB Morris will be ready to go for next game. Lexman has played well but he still needs seasoning. Before the injury, Morris ws on fire, throwing for over 1000 yards with 14TD ad 1 int. He will need that magic again if UNLV hopes to make a BCS push.

souljahbill
03-29-2015, 03:57 PM
Maaaaaaaaaalllllll jaaaaaalaaaaaaaalllll

jaymo76
03-29-2015, 04:47 PM
What are the records of the Top 10? I've noticed in my dynasty, as I have been getting further into my current season, the polls started lining up all of the undefeated teams. THey would start making jumps and by the mid-season point, pretty much every undefeated team was at the top of the polls, with the 1 and 2 loss teams following behind. That ended up leading to some big jumps by teams, despite playing crap opponents and even when they would have a bye week the previous week.

Looking at the top 10 the only real issue is :Georgia_Tech: They should not be in the top 10 period! As for the top 25 there are some issues IMO. Three loss teams are such as :Miami: and :Florida: are way in front of :Eastern_Michigan:
I agree that the big E has an easier schedule but they are 9-0 and from the looks of it, a pretty good team. The Florida teams have had some bad losses between then and do not deserve such a ranking.

jaymo76
03-29-2015, 04:50 PM
Maaaaaaaaaalllllll jaaaaaalaaaaaaaalllll

Just had a monster of a game. He might be one of the fastest players I have ever seen in NCAA. It's not the speed but rather the acceleration. Originally he was recruited as a kick returner but he has become so much more. He's only a junior so he can keep racking up the stats... unless he tries to go pro...

souljahbill
03-29-2015, 04:57 PM
Just had a monster of a game. He might be one of the fastest players I have ever seen in NCAA. It's not the speed but rather the acceleration. Originally he was recruited as a kick returner but he has become so much more. He's only a junior so he can keep racking up the stats... unless he tries to go pro...

I remember having an athlete who I turned into a receiver. Dude had 99 acl/97 spd by his redshirt sophomore year. I literally just threw bombs to him all day. He also had my most clutch KR for a TD of all time. I had just given up a TD and was down by 14 with 2 minutes and some change to go when he returned to following kickoff for a TD. I ended up sending that game into overtime where I won in 2OT. If I had a daughter, I would've let him hit it after that game. He saved my ass.

skipwondah33
03-30-2015, 02:59 PM
If I had a daughter, I would've let him hit it after that game. He saved my ass.Hahahaha

I almost missed this gold right here lol :D

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 12:36 AM
With the bye week come and gone, let's check out what has happended around the NCAA.

Recruiting:

LOLB Travis Hill (64ovr) has committed to UNLV

Top 5:

:Ohio_State: 10-0 defeated #13:Penn_State: 49-21

:Georgia: 10-0 defeteated :Auburn:

:UCLA: 10-0 defeated #17:Arizona: 33-6

:Georgia_Tech: 8-2 defeated :Pitt: 45-35

:UNLV: 9-1 (bye week)


???
:Kentucky: (6-4) moves to #22 by defeating #15 :Vanderbilt: 45-24
Teams ranked #18-25 all have three losses (except for Kentucky)

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 02:12 AM
Week 14: #5:UNLV: (9-1) (7-0) @ :Wyoming: (5-5) (4-3)

UNLV travels to one of the most picturesque locales in college football. With the win over SDSU, UNLV has already wrapped up the West Division. However, UNLV is pushing hard for a BCS birth. QB Morris, expected to play today but his nagging injury will keep him out another week. Wyoming has a soft offense but their D looks to be strong against the pass. It's a beautiful day for football...

Wyoming wins the toss and elects to kick. The wind is strong today and the ball goes through the endzone. UNLV moves the ball well and chews the clock... until Lexman throws an int at the Wyoming 16. Wyoming's drive is relatively short and UNLV gets it back at their own 26. However Wyoming has come to play and they force a 3 and out. Wyoming takes over at their own 48.

With 30 seconds left in the 1st, Wyoming hits a 33 yard fg to take the lead, 3-0. To start the 4th, on 4th and inches, Wyoming's D comes up with a stop (you ever get that feeling like cpu isn't going to lose???). Next play from scrimmage Wyoming's RB runs a sweep toss for 32 yards (untouched) to the endzone and it's 10-0 Wyoming.

8 plays and 73 yards later UNLV storms down the field and ends the drive with a 4 yard TD strike to WR Samuel. That makes it 10-7 Wyoming with 4:38 left in the 2nd.

ON Wyoming's next drive they march the entire field with pass after pass (and blown coverages all about) and hit a TD strike of 32 yards to make it 17-7. What a joke!

UNLV's next series is a 3 and out, consisting of two dropped passes and a 4 yard rush loss. Wyoming starts at their own 21 with 1:44 left and a 17-3 lead.

Finally a breakthrough as CB Harris comes up with a pic at the UNLV 48 and runs it up to the Wyoming 41. Next play a 9 yard loss on a sack. The next play Jalaal comes up with a 39 yard reception to get in the redzone and then like clock work the next play is a 9 yard loss. However, UNLV continues to push forward and on the next play WR Lowery makes an outstanding catch at the endzone. That makes it 17-14 Wyoming with 11 seconds left in the half.

With 11 seconds left the Cowboys get all the way to to UNLV 34 but then they run out of time. This is crazy! Wyoming is punching well above their weight!!! 152 yards passing and 66 yards rushing for Wyoming in the 1st. Ugly D play by UNLV needs to be fixed asap.

After coach Jaymo lit up the D at halftime they come out ready to play and force a 3 and out. However, on the punt Jalaal (the guy who holds onto everything) fumbles and Wyoming takes over at the Wyo 48. However, the UNLV stays fierce and forces another 3 and out.

UNLV starts at their own 20 and finally puts together a complete drive ending with FB Robert Taylor punching it in from the 2. UNLV takes the lead 21-17 with 3:08 left in the 3rd.

UNLV's D hold strong again and forces another 3 and out. UNLV's next possession they drive the field again and FB Richardson punches it in from the 2 to make it 28-17 UNLV with 7:01 remaining in the 4th. Wyoming has put everything in to stop the run that the pass game is opening up across the middle.

With 4:22 left Wyoming hits a 32 yard FG to make the score 28-20 UNLV. The next UNLV drive starts at the 33. However, shockingly, TE Mario Green is hit and fumbles. Wyming takes over 35 yards away from the endzone. That is now 3 turnovers this game. 4 plays later Wyoming punches it in from the 1 and that makes it 28-26. Wyoming goes for 2. However, the UNLV Dline makes a huge play and records a sack to keep the score 28-26 UNLV with 2:48 remaining.

UNLV tries to move the ball but cannot convert and punts the ball back to Wyoming with 1:11 left. Wyoming is out of timeouts. UNLV's D shuts the door and on 4th and 10, the Dline brings down the Wyoming QB and ensures the victory.

Wow! 10 straight win aside, UNLV escapes this game and pulls out the win. Wow!

Lexman 24/30 284 yards 2TD 1int.
Coker 20 carries 66 yards
Lowery 5 rec 74 yards 1TD

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 02:16 AM
With the win, LG Jared DeAngelis (68ovr) has committed to the programme.

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 02:23 AM
Top 5:

:Ohio_State: 11-0 defeated :Indiana: 56-7

:Georgia: 11-0 defeated :Kentucky: 48-6

:UCLA: 11-0 defeated :MTSU: 52-21

:UNLV: 10-1 defeated :Wyoming: 28-26

:Alabama: 10-1 defeated :Texas_A&M: 56-30



:Georgia_Tech: falls from #4 to #13 with a tough loss to :Virginia_Tech: 28-21

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 02:26 AM
The first bowl projections are out. Currently, #4 :UNLV: is expected to play #11 :Cincinnati: in the :Sugar_Bowl:

SmoothPancakes
04-04-2015, 07:57 AM
I hate playing Wyoming. Those bastards are always a tough team. Especially for me with Utah State and Wyoming being rivals.

#TheScriptIsDead

souljahbill
04-04-2015, 08:08 AM
I love Wyoming's stadium

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 11:25 AM
I hate playing Wyoming. Those bastards are always a tough team. Especially for me with Utah State and Wyoming being rivals.

#TheScriptIsDead

Wyoming is a far weaker team than UNLV. However, they play us pretty tough every game. Going to their field is never a sure win.I really thought that after the first half we were going to lose this game. Their QB pass was awesome but they had a few key drops, including one in the endzone which took points off the board. They were recruiting 3 4 stars for this game. If they land them they will be a much tougher out next year.

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 11:26 AM
I love Wyoming's stadium

Yup, the trees just make it look spectacular. Now if only we could do something about all the brown in their jerseys.

jaymo76
04-04-2015, 11:32 AM
:UNLV: wraps up the season at home with a game against :San_Jose_State: This SJSU squad is always a very tough game. The key to victory:

1. Run the ball!
* Coker et. al. need to control the ball and the clock
** Coker is on the verge of 1,000 yards... he wants it this game
2. Stingy high pressure D.
* get in the face of the QB and don't let him set up the pass
3. Home field advantage.

QB Morris is expected to play this game as his injury should be behind him. However, Lexman will see some action for sure. His play has earned him that right.
* Sam Boyd has become a fierce place to play. SJSU needs to fear the fans and the noise

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 03:59 AM
Week 15: :San_Jose_State: (4-7) (4-4) @ #4 :UNLV: (10-1) (8-0)

UNLV ends the regular season against a gritty SJSU squad. UNLV is on a 10 game win streak and the scare vs. Wyoming last week means the Rebels will NOT take this game lightly.

For the 2nd straight week, QB Morris will NOT be in the lineup and that means that Abe Lexman will be running the offense.

UNLV wins the toss and elects to kickoff. SJSU starts at their own 20. Their first drive barely gets to midfield but no further. UNLV 's first possession is long and 12 plays and 71 yards later results in a Coker rushing TD from the 1 (and on 4th down). That makes it 7-0 UNLV with 1:55 left in the first quarter.

SJSU moves the ball well on their next possession. As the 2nd strikes they are approaching the redzone. SJSU ends the drive with a 44 yard FG and that makes it 7-3 UNLV with 7:23 left in the 2nd. UNLV has a 3 and out and quickly SJSU's offense is back on the field.

On the next series SJSU takes the lead with a 47 yard TD strike. Considering SJSU's offense is subpar their O line is playing amazing! 10-7 SJSU. UNLV takes the ball and quickly gets down to the SJSU 13... except for pass interference is called (it was called on my LG... I have never seen that before... ????????????????). However, a handful of playd later Lexman hits R Samuel for the TD and that makes it 14-10 UNLV with 1:57 left in the half.

With 24 seconds left, safety Yusef Butler comes up with an int. He runs it back to theSJSU 47. UNLV brings out the hurry up package. UNLV gets into scoring range but for some reason the clock doesn't stop (even though Samuel had a first down reception and went out of bounds.... soooooooo frustrating!!!

Anyways, the half comes to an end with the score remaining 14-10 UNLV. I'm not sure why but the penalties are non-stop this game versus UNLV. (over 70 yards against...)

On the first drive of the 3rd, UNLV goes down the fiel and 3rd string RB Smith takes it in from the 2. That puts UNLV up 21-10 with 3:06 left in the 3rd.

On SJSU's next play CB Harris makes a pic six from the SJSU 20 and just like that it's 28-10 UNLV. Wow! However, SJSU comes out on the next drive and goes 80 yards for the TD. They dominated through the air. That makes it 28-17 UNLV with 1:01 left in the 3rd.

With 5:26 left in the 4th, the developers at Tiburon make an interception at the 3 of SJSU (because nobody could defy physics like that!!! over the shoulder, not looking and moving in the other direction.... :(

With 4:56 remaining, UNLV now has 8 penalties for over 100 yards. I don't think UNLV has had 8 penalties all season!

A few plays later, LB Amir Green causes a fumble and UNLV starts at the SJSU 33. Winslow ends the drive with a 33 yard FG and a 31-17 lead with 2:25 left in the game.

SJSU's next drive ends with an interception by CB Simon and UNLV takes over at the SJSU 41. Lexman tries to put the game in his hands and impress the recruits and he ends up throwing an int. SJSU starts at the UNLV 20 (1:57 remaining). However, CB Simon makes back-to-back pics and no damage is done.

The final score... UNLV 31 SJSU 17.

Daniel Simon had 3 tackles and 2 int. and was player of the game.

Lexman 18/24 254 yards 1TD 2 int.
Coker 23 rushes 103 yards 1 TD
Jalaal 5 rec 118 yards

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:02 AM
With the win...

:UNLV: wins the WEST division in the :Mountain_West:

Increase the win streak to 11 games

Increase the home win streak to 27 straight games

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:06 AM
In recruiting news,

RG Mark Haumiller (68ovr) committed
WR Jeff Cowan (68ovr) committed

:UNLV: currently sits #1 in recruiting wit 17 players signed thus far.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:10 AM
Update: with RB Frank Coker's rushing performance last game, he ended the regular season with 1066 yards rushing. That makes him the first RB to have a 1,000 rushing season for Coach Jaymo's UNLV programme.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:18 AM
Top 5:

:Ohio_State: 12-0 defeated :Michigan: 45-28

:UNLV: 11-1 defeated :San_Jose_State: 31-17

:Alabama: 11-1 defeated :Auburn: 45-24

:Texas: 10-1 jumps from 6th to 4th with a win over :West_Virginia: 38-14

:UL_Monroe: 9-2 jumps from 8th to 5th with a win over :Texas_State: 52-10



and the BIG losers....

:Georgia: falls from #2 to #9 with a huge loss to :Georgia_Tech: 42-10
:UCLA: falls from 3rd to #11 with a loss to :USC: 38-36

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 04:20 AM
Oh my. Could UNLV be playing for the national title this year?

#TheScriptIsDead

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:23 AM
2019 :Mountain_West: Championship matchup....

#2 :UNLV: (11-1) (9-0) vs. :New_Mexico: (5-7) (5-4)



Update: WR Terrence harris (77ovr) has committed to UNLV.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:26 AM
Oh my. Could UNLV be playing for the national title this year?

#TheScriptIsDead

Well, based on the MWC Championship game, I think so. Ohio State is the unanimous choice right now but we will see how it all shakes down.

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 04:28 AM
Dear god, how bad was the Mountain Division? 5-7 (5-4) is good enough to make the CCG? Holy crap.

#TheScriptIsDead

souljahbill
04-05-2015, 06:03 AM
Dear god, how bad was the Mountain Division? 5-7 (5-4) is good enough to make the CCG? Holy crap.

#TheScriptIsDead

How about UL-Monroe being 9-2 and ranked #5?

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 06:41 AM
How about UL-Monroe being 9-2 and ranked #5?
It would depend on the rest of the top 10 records. Are all of the rest of the teams behind Texas 2+ loss teams (aka all undefeated and one loss teams already in the top 5) or are they getting a more generous than they deserve ranking?

#TheScriptIsDead

souljahbill
04-05-2015, 06:53 AM
It would depend on the rest of the top 10 records. Are all of the rest of the teams behind Texas 2+ loss teams (aka all undefeated and one loss teams already in the top 5) or are they getting a more generous than they deserve ranking?

#TheScriptIsDead

We're not talking about 9-2 LSU. We're talking about 9-2 UL-Monroe.

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 09:14 AM
We're not talking about 9-2 LSU. We're talking about 9-2 UL-Monroe.
And? It's 2019 in Jaymo's dynasty, so it's entered true fantasy at this point. If they recruited good enough players, what makes UL-Monroe so unworthy? If that's the case, what worthiness does UNLV have being #2 and set up for a national championship game?

Just because you or others may think the mid majors shouldn't deserve a chance in the polls doesn't mean I do. If they are 9-2 and there are no outstandingly better records (12-0, 11-1, 10-1) behind them, then screw it, if the game feels they should be #5 then I say good for them. I'm tired of seeing the mid major teams constantly get shit on, both in real life and in the game.

#TheScriptIsDead

souljahbill
04-05-2015, 09:23 AM
And? It's 2019 in Jaymo's dynasty, so it's entered true fantasy at this point. If they recruited good enough players, what makes UL-Monroe so unworthy? If that's the case, what worthiness does UNLV have being #2 and set up for a national championship game?

Just because you or others may think the mid majors shouldn't deserve a chance in the polls doesn't mean I do. If they are 9-2 and there are no outstandingly better records (12-0, 11-1, 10-1) behind them, then screw it, if the game feels they should be #5 then I say good for them. I'm tired of seeing the mid major teams constantly get shit on, both in real life and in the game.

#TheScriptIsDead

Good grief, you're sensitive. Calm down.

1) Jaymo is UNLV so, by default, they don't count. He'll probably start going undefeated every season now if he stays at UNLV.

2) You don't have to champion mid-majors to a graduate of Southern Mississippi and UL-Lafayette. I'm well aware of the shade mid-majors get.

3) I'm aware that the deeper one gets into dynasty mode, the sillier the rankings get since I'm even further into my dynasty than both of you but even I have to chuckle at UL-Monroe, of all schools, being #5 in the country with 2 losses playing in the Sun Belt.

skipwondah33
04-05-2015, 09:29 AM
What settings are you using Jaymo?

May tinker with one of these

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 10:08 AM
Good grief, you're sensitive. Calm down.

1) Jaymo is UNLV so, by default, they don't count. He'll probably start going undefeated every season now if he stays at UNLV.

2) You don't have to champion mid-majors to a graduate of Southern Mississippi and UL-Lafayette. I'm well aware of the shade mid-majors get.

3) I'm aware that the deeper one gets into dynasty mode, the sillier the rankings get since I'm even further into my dynasty than both of you but even I have to chuckle at UL-Monroe, of all schools, being #5 in the country with 2 losses playing in the Sun Belt.
I know, just between college football rankings and tournament bids in college basketball, the whole power 5/group of 5 bullshit, even the comments of "who cares" by power 5 team fans on ESPN or Facebook or wherever else when a game between two mid majors is being covered (there were even power 5 fan fucktards saying "who cares, these teams don't matter" about the fucking Army-Navy game!), it's just all seriously getting fucking old with me.

The mid majors get no respect whatsoever, any of them do any good and manage to make it to the polls in college football or be on the bubble or even into the NCAA tournament, and they still get bashed and derided.

I'm about to the point of saying screw it, just let the power 5 go start their own damn division. Then I won't have to put up with their cocksucking fans and comments anymore just because my preferred school (and the rest of the "lessers") aren't a power 5 conference team. They have no problem shelling out money to play the "lesser" teams so they can have a 10th home game, but heaven forbid any of those "lesser" teams do good and demand some respect in the polls or tournament.

/endrant

Sorry about briefly hijacking your dynasty thread Jaymo.

#TheScriptIsDead

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:23 PM
I know, just between college football rankings and tournament bids in college basketball, the whole power 5/group of 5 bullshit, even the comments of "who cares" by power 5 team fans on ESPN or Facebook or wherever else when a game between two mid majors is being covered (there were even power 5 fan fucktards saying "who cares, these teams don't matter" about the fucking Army-Navy game!), it's just all seriously getting fucking old with me.

The mid majors get no respect whatsoever, any of them do any good and manage to make it to the polls in college football or be on the bubble or even into the NCAA tournament, and they still get bashed and derided.

I'm about to the point of saying screw it, just let the power 5 go start their own damn division. Then I won't have to put up with their cocksucking fans and comments anymore just because my preferred school (and the rest of the "lessers") aren't a power 5 conference team. They have no problem shelling out money to play the "lesser" teams so they can have a 10th home game, but heaven forbid any of those "lesser" teams do good and demand some respect in the polls or tournament.

/endrant

Sorry about briefly hijacking your dynasty thread Jaymo.

#TheScriptIsDead

No worries man. I appreciate your insights and contributions to this site.

Boy, I go out for a few hours and miss a great discussion. Well, it's good to know that at least a handful of people read my posts. I appreciate the interest guys. I'm not at the ps3 right now so I cannot check but I will give you the top 10 when I get on. As for the :UL_Monroe: situation, it is pretty bizarre. However, all I can tell you is that they have moved into the "elite" bracket as pretty much for the last five seasons they have been ranked in the top 25. Last season (just checking my stats) they ended the 2018 campaign as #4 in the :BCS:

The two teams in my dynasty that have taken a beating and fallen off the mountain so to speak... :Oregon: and :LSU: These teams are just brutal now. I guess the LSU talent is switching to ULM but there is no rhyme or reason for Oregon.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:23 PM
What settings are you using Jaymo?

May tinker with one of these

Skip, I will check later tonight and get back to you. Cheers!

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 04:27 PM
Just out of curiosity does anyone want a regular update on a team(s) or conference that you like/follow/ or are interested in? Smooth has set the benchmark for his detail but if people want me to include some details in a weekly wrap-up I will happily do so. Let me know what you would like to see and I will do my best to get it to you. Players, stats, scores, etc. are all easy enough to obtain.

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 06:25 PM
No worries man. I appreciate your insights and contributions to this site.

Boy, I go out for a few hours and miss a great discussion. Well, it's good to know that at least a handful of people read my posts. I appreciate the interest guys. I'm not at the ps3 right now so I cannot check but I will give you the top 10 when I get on. As for the :UL_Monroe: situation, it is pretty bizarre. However, all I can tell you is that they have moved into the "elite" bracket as pretty much for the last five seasons they have been ranked in the top 25. Last season (just checking my stats) they ended the 2018 campaign as #4 in the :BCS:

The two teams in my dynasty that have taken a beating and fallen off the mountain so to speak... :Oregon: and :LSU: These teams are just brutal now. I guess the LSU talent is switching to ULM but there is no rhyme or reason for Oregon.

Yeah, having that consistency can definitely help. I've seen that over the years in my dynasty, a team from the Mountain West or Conference USA dominates for a year or two, gets a couple rankings and then the game seems to become more friendly to them in regards to higher rankings. That was definitely on display that year that Army and Navy both made it into the top 5. Army had been cracking the top 25 for a couple years before that and had only one loss that year, while Navy went undefeated and crashed their way to national title game out of the AAC. Definitely wouldn't happen in real life, but based on that year and the previous couple years of rankings and results in my dynasty, it was logical enough.


Just out of curiosity does anyone want a regular update on a team(s) or conference that you like/follow/ or are interested in? Smooth has set the benchmark for his detail but if people want me to include some details in a weekly wrap-up I will happily do so. Let me know what you would like to see and I will do my best to get it to you. Players, stats, scores, etc. are all easy enough to obtain.

I appreciate that Jaymo. :blush: I find it helps the immersion of my dynasty, not only my results but also giving the readers a vested interest in following to see how their own teams do as well with weekly updates on their teams as the season goes along.

As for updates over here, for me personally, it doesn't necessarily have to be weekly, but maybe ever 3-4 weeks, just a brief update on how Navy and Utah State are doing, what their records are, where they're placed in their conferences and divisions. Just to see how they're doing and surviving your dynasty.

Otherwise, keep up the good work! Always a good read.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 07:18 PM
Here is the top 10 (BCS) hours before the Conference Championships play out.

1. :Ohio_State: 12-0
2. :UNLV: 11-1
3. :Alabama: 11-1
4. :Texas: 11-1 (defeated :Texas_Tech: 37-7 to wrap up the :Big_12: )
5. :Georgia: 11-1

You will notice, no :UL_Monroe: they fell to #22 with a tough loss to :Louisiana: 31-28


6. :Louisville: 10-2
7. :Florida: 9-3
8. :Georgia_Tech: 9-3
9. :Cincinnati: 11-1
10. :UCLA: 11-1

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 07:23 PM
Damn, UL-Monroe let me down. :(

And I do have to say that's messed up with Florida and Georgia Tech. No way they should be top 10 with three losses. And no way they should be ahead of Cincinnati and UCLA.

#TheScriptIsDead

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 07:28 PM
For the viewers...

#24 :Navy: beat :Army: 29-24 to end the regular season with a 9-3 record. They finish 3rd in the :AAC: with a 7-2 conference record and second in A division behind :Cincinnati:

:Utah_State: had a tough year going 5-7 and 4-5 in :Mountain_West: and 3rd in the Mountain division.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 07:35 PM
Damn, UL-Monroe let me down. :(

And I do have to say that's messed up with Florida and Georgia Tech. No way they should be top 10 with three losses. And no way they should be ahead of Cincinnati and UCLA.

#TheScriptIsDead

Yeah dissapointed when I saw that. However, my former DC is now the head coach for ULL so I feel good for that. GT and Florida are highly questionable. I think though that GT has had a few strong seasons so they get a pass.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 07:47 PM
With the 2019 regular season the award for worst in the nation goes to... :Texas_Tech: They end the season with a 1-11 (1-8) record and the 126th spot ranking.

Current projections will see :Navy: battle :USC: for the :Fight_Hunger_Bowl:

:Utah_State: could be looking for a new DC as Wesley Love has the 75th strongest D and gives up a whopping 31.7 ppg. He only has an approval rating of 48%.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 07:52 PM
For those curious about the Conference rankings, here they are.

1. :SEC:
2. :ACC:
3. :Big_Ten:
4. :Pac_12:
5. :AAC:
6. :Big_12:
7. :Mountain_West:
8. :CUSA:
9. :MAC:
10. :Sun_Belt:

The American Conference has a rank of 34.2 as compared to 38.3 for the Big XII and 41.3 for the MWC.

SmoothPancakes
04-05-2015, 08:48 PM
Ouch, rough year for Utah State. Glad to see Navy doing good. You gonna hit the CCG this weekend?

#TheScriptIsDead

souljahbill
04-05-2015, 09:35 PM
Damn, UL-Monroe let me down. :(

And I do have to say that's messed up with Florida and Georgia Tech. No way they should be top 10 with three losses. And no way they should be ahead of Cincinnati and UCLA.

#TheScriptIsDead

A wise man once said in your dynasty thread....

I see you've gotten far enough into dynasty mode for the Top 25 to go stupid. Soon, you'll have 2-loss teams in the BCS championship game and 3-loss teams ranked in the top 5 over 1 and 2-loss teams.

souljahbill
04-05-2015, 09:42 PM
Just out of curiosity does anyone want a regular update on a team(s) or conference that you like/follow/ or are interested in? Smooth has set the benchmark for his detail but if people want me to include some details in a weekly wrap-up I will happily do so. Let me know what you would like to see and I will do my best to get it to you. Players, stats, scores, etc. are all easy enough to obtain.

I'd like updates on Southern Miss and UL-Lafayette but it doesn't have to be weekly. End of season record is good enough but should they upset someone, I'd like to hear about it.

jaymo76
04-05-2015, 11:19 PM
As per viewer request...

:Southern_Miss: finished 3rd overall in :CUSA: and 3rd in the East division. The Golden Eagles had a record of 7-5 and went 5-3 in conference play. They finished up one game back of :FAU: and :UAB: A 38-21 loss to UAB in week 12 sealed their fate. Southern Miss will likely be invited to the :Hawaii_Bowl: to take on :Fresno_State:




:Louisiana: had a petty weak season as they hosted a 4-7 record and a 2-6 conference record which earned them dead-last in the conference. The team did however end the season with 2 straight wins against :Arkansas_State: and a shocking upset over :UL_Monroe: OC Reggie Flowers could be released at the end of the season as he only has a 43% approval rating. However, his offense is ranked 45th overall. DC Fred Martin is likely a "dead-man walking" with only 21% job security.

steelerfan
04-06-2015, 12:26 AM
How are the Irish doing?

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 12:46 AM
Conference Championship Week:

:New_Mexico: vs #2 :UNLV: @ Sports Authority Field, Denver, Co.

On paper this game isn't even close. UNLV has an advantage in every category except pass offense. Weather will not be a factor. It's chilly but the sun is shining. The only wildcard for today is that finally QB Thomas Morris will start. How will he play after such a long break???

UNLV wins the toss and elects to kickoff. On NMU's first play the QB throws a pic six to Daniel Simon. 9 seconds into the game it's 7-0 UNLV. On NMU's next drive it only lasts two series and UNLV forces a punt. Jalaal returns the punt 44 yards and UNLV starts at the NMU 48. A few minutes later, Morris hits Jalaal from 14 yards out and that makes it 14-0 UNLV with 3:32 left in the 1st quarter.

NMU then moves the ball with ease down the field. They convert on 2 4th downs, including a 4th and 3 from the 3 yard line. What is up with that? 14-7 UNLV to start the 2nd.

UNLV, possibly still stunned by NMU's offense, goes 3 and out. NMU takes over at their own 39. In some absolutely bizarre play calling, UNM goes for it on 4th and 2... finally UNLV stops them and UNLV takes the ball inside UNM territory. Winston ends the drive with a 30 yard FG and that makes it 17-7 UNLV with 3:12 left in the 2nd.

UNM starts from their 20 and finally go 3 and out. UNLV gets the ball with 2:41 left. With 45 seconds leftMorris hits Coker at the goalline and he takes it in for the TD to make it 24-7 UNLV. That gives Morris over 100 yards passing and 2 TD tosses in the first half.

As the sun goes behind the mountians UNLV has the game well in hand. The key is to keep the foot on the gas but also make sure that nobody gets injured. The Bowl Cmte. needs to see an effort orthy of a N.C Championship bid.

UNLV starts the half with a beauty of a drive resulting in an 8 yard TD strike from Morris to TE Green. That makes it 31-7 with 5:28 left in the 3rd. UNM goes 6 and out on their next possession and UNLV goes to work again, starting at midfield. Winston ends the drive with a 29 yard FG and that makes it 34-7 UNLV with 1:40 left n the 3rd.

UNM's O is now dead in the water and a handful of plays later UNLV starts again. On his 18 carry, Coker breaks 100 yards rushing. The 3rd comes to an end with UNLV on the move. QB Morris runs a read option and takes it in from the 13 and that puts UNLV up 41-7 with 6:36 left in the game.

UNM continues to play dead and UNLV gets the ball again. With 4:42 remaining coach Jaymo, makes the call to go MASS SUBS. Abe Lexman comes into the game and there is a huge applause. The drive is a short one and UNLV has to punt. With less than 3 minutes remaining, UNM is on the move. However, they stall at midfield. UNLV starts at their own 18 and chew the clock. Lexman brings the game to an end.

The final score :UNLV: 41 :New_Mexico: 7

Congrats to UNLV, your 2019 :Mountain_West: Champions!!!

Player of the game honours go to...

QB Thomas Morris 19/25 199 yards 3 TD (plus 1 carry for 13 yards and a TD)
RB Frank Coker 21 carries 119 yards (plus one recieving TD on 4 catches for 43 yards)
WR Mal Jalaal 147 yards in returns

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 01:02 AM
How are the Irish doing?

:Notre_Dame: had a tough season going 5-7. They had some big losses on the schedule, including :Texas::Georgia_Tech::Michigan_State::USC::South_C arolina: They are ranked #63 for their championship contender ranking. However, by 2022 they should be on pace for a top 14 finish. As it stands now they are not bowl eligible for this season. OC Charlie Weiss is on the hot seat and is expected to be pushed out. ND's D was ranked #96 this season.

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 01:06 AM
:Heisman_Trophy:

Your 2019 Heisman trophy winner goes to QB Fred Burrell from :Ohio_State:

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 01:11 AM
:UNLV:DT Darrell Heffner won the Lombardi Award fror the 2019 season

25 tackles, 15 tfl, 11 sacks, ff, 2 fr

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 01:17 AM
For the awards, :UNLV: two players seem to have been screwed over this season. For example...

Best returrn goes to :Louisville:Mark Bradford (996 kr yds 1TD 239 pr yards) yet Mal Jalaal had better numbers (1063 kr yds 1TD, 244 pr yards)


Groza goes to :Georgia: Jordan Tyson 19/20 fg long of 52, 51-51 extra points yet Jermain Winston was 100% on his fg's 19/19 and 55/57 extra points

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 01:23 AM
Conference Championship Week: Results

:UNLV: 41 :New_Mexico: 7

:Western_Kentucky: 23 :FAU: 14

:Cincinnati: 31 :UCF: 21

:Alabama: 38 :Georgia: 17

:UCLA: 26 :Cal: 21

:Georgia_Tech: 31 :Syracuse: 24

:Ohio_State: 56 :Purdue: 24

:Buffalo: 35 :Eastern_Michigan: 24

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 01:31 AM
With the BCS top three such a tight race has UNLV done enough to secure their bid for a N.C. birth? UNLV looked great in the MWC Championship but Alabama has a big win in the SEC title match.

Breaking news... the BCS selection process is complete and the National Championship will be fought between

#1 :Ohio_State: and #2 :Alabama:

The coaches, media, and BCS all came to the same decision and :UNLV: due to a soft schedule falls to 3rd.

The top five BCS rankings.

1. :Ohio_State: 1.000
2. :Alabama: .995
3. :UNLV: .989
4. :Texas: .983
5. :Florida: .974


So what is the fate for UNLV you ask??? Well...

#3 :UNLV: will face #9 :UCLA: at the :Rose_Bowl:

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 01:42 AM
For the viewers, we have a very exciting Bowl matchup...

In the :Armed_Forces_Bowl: :Southern_Miss: (7-5) (5-3) will take on #19 :Navy: (9-3) (7-2)

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 02:04 AM
For the viewers, we have a very exciting Bowl matchup...

In the :Armed_Forces_Bowl: :Southern_Miss: (7-5) (5-3) will take on #19 :Navy: (9-3) (7-2)

Decided to watch cpu vs cpu for this game...

At the end of the first it's 13-0 for Navy (2 fg's and a late TD)

Navy 23 offensive snaps (22 run 1 pass)
Southern Miss 3 offensive snaps with 2 fumbles for a total of 2 yards...

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 02:19 AM
Decided to watch cpu vs cpu for this game...

At the end of the first it's 13-0 for Navy (2 fg's and a late TD)

Navy 23 offensive snaps (22 run 1 pass)
Southern Miss 3 offensive snaps with 2 fumbles for a total of 2 yards...

Late in the 2nd, USM puts a nice drive together (including a fake punt) but the drive ends with a missed 40 yard FG. Navy then responds with their own fake punt... except they cannot convert and USM takes over at the 49. USM's kicker misses his 2nd kick of the half as he falls short from 46 yards out. The score remains 13-0 at the half.

If you don't like run games, you will hate this game! Navy is 0/3 for 0 yards passing while USM is 3/7 for 13 yards passing. Navy has 126 yards of rushing while USM has 59 on the ground.

USM will need to step up if they want to win this game.

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 02:36 AM
Late in the 2nd, USM puts a nice drive together (including a fake punt) but the drive ends with a missed 40 yard FG. Navy then responds with their own fake punt... except they cannot convert and USM takes over at the 49. USM's kicker misses his 2nd kick of the half as he falls short from 46 yards out. The score remains 13-0 at the half.

If you don't like run games, you will hate this game! Navy is 0/3 for 0 yards passing while USM is 3/7 for 13 yards passing. Navy has 126 yards of rushing while USM has 59 on the ground.

USM will need to step up if they want to win this game.

USM's woes continue as they start the 3rd with a 58 yard FG miss. That is now 3 misses in the game for USM's kicker. Navy then shocks everyone by completing a 25 yard pass in the back of the endzone for a TD. That makes it 20-0 Navy.

Navy continues to score as they convert on a 49 yrd FG to increase the lead to 23-0. USM ends the quarter by not being able to convert on 4th down... the wr dropped it in the endzone.

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 02:54 AM
USM's woes continue as they start the 3rd with a 58 yard FG miss. That is now 3 misses in the game for USM's kicker. Navy then shocks everyone by completing a 25 yard pass in the back of the endzone for a TD. That makes it 20-0 Navy.

Navy continues to score as they convert on a 49 yrd FG to increase the lead to 23-0. USM ends the quarter by not being able to convert on 4th down... the wr dropped it in the endzone.

Adding insult to injury, Navy converts on a 46 yard FG halfway through the 4th to increase the lead to 26-0. Navy chews the clock for most of the half and claim victory.

The final score.... :Navy: 26 :Southern_Miss: 0

This game was never in doubt. Navy was in control from start to finish.


Navy passing 5/10 79 yards 1 TD
USM passng 9/18 42 yards

Navy rushing 51 carries 188 yards 1 TD
USM rushing 35 carries 116 yards

Navy: 4 sacks
USM 5 sacks

Player of the game: Navy kicker, Mark Rutledge 4/4 FG 2/2 extra point

So with that, Smooth takes the victory in the first ever "Soulja-Pancake Classic." :)

SmoothPancakes
04-06-2015, 03:12 AM
I'm feeling two things right now. First, the NCAA can go sit on it and rotate(!) for denying us all a UNLV championship berth. I'm torching those bastards.

Second, heck of a game between Navy and Southern Miss. I'm glad to see Navy still dominating on the ground. Thanks to coaching carousel, while Navy is still a run heavy team in my dynasty, they have been known to chuck the ball for 200-300+ yards in games from time to time. They prefer run but aren't at all afraid to pass in my dynasty.

#TheScriptIsDead

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 04:26 AM
The Battle for the :Rose_Bowl: begins as #3 :UNLV: takes on #8 :UCLA:

The weather is perfect; the teams are ready; the fans are pumped... it's go time. UCLA has the #7 rush offense while UNLV has the #1 rush D. This should be a great matchup. Coach Jaymo has been on record saying that UCLA is highly overrated. Will those words come back to bite him?

UNLV loses the toss and UCLA elects to kickoff. UNLV starts at their own 19 and goes on a ball control 16 play 72 yard drive that took 6:39 off the clock and ended in a 3 yard TD scamper by RB Coker. 12 rushes and 4 pass plays... very impressive and it's 7-0 UNLV.

UCLA gets the ball on their 20 and using the no huddle race down the field. The quarter ends with UCLA in scoring position. However, LE Thompson makes a shoestring tackle on 3rd down and as a result UCLA is forced to go for the FG. The 40 yard FG is good and UNLV's lead shrinks to 7-3.

UNLV starts from the 25. Again slow moving ball control with a heavy run focus and the Rebels march down the field. On 4th and 1 from the UCLA 22 coach Jaymo decides to go for it and Coker converts and gets the ball to the 12. However, Morris cannot hit the target when he needs to and inston comes on for the 26 yard FG. That makes it 10-3 UNLV with 3:20 left in the 2nd quarter.

With 1:26 left UCLA hits a 26 yard FG. That makes it 10-6 UNLV. UNLV starts at the 20 and they go into an up tempo offense. Jalaal makes a 41 yard snag and with 10 seconds left, UNLV gets down to the UCLA 10. Winston hits a 26 yard FG with 2 seconds left and that increases the lead to 13-6 UNLV. A squib kick brings the half to an end.

This has been a great game thus far. UCLA's offense is very impressive. The gameplan was to keep them off the field by having a ball control offense and that is exactly what has happened today as UNLV held the ball for almost 9 minutes more than UCLA. Coker had 17 carries for 84 yards. He will have a bunch more in the 2nd half.

UCLA starts the half by storming down the field. However, who else but Daniel Simon makes a pic at the UNLV 25 and the offense comes back out on the field. UNLV dodged a bullet there. However, UNLV is forced to punt. UCLA gets pinned to the 2 from an amazing punt by Irby. UCLA is then held to a 3 and out and UNLV starts at the 43 of UCLA.

Coker goes over 100 yards as UNLV pushes towards the endzone. The 3rd comes to an end with the score still 13-6. With 6:58 left, Coker takes it in from the six and that makes the score 20-6 UNLV. Will that be enough???

UCLA gets to the 46 but is forced to punt. UNLV then burns the clock and with 1:14 left, Morris hits WR Samuel wide open in the endzone and that makes it 27-6 UNLV. This game is over and it's time for the mass subs.

UCLA fumbles the ball with 51 seconds left and UNLV takes over. Lexman kneels the ball and it's done!

The final score... :UNLV: 27 :UCLA: 6

The game ball goes to RB Frank Coker 31 carries 144 yards 2 TD (2 rec. 25 yards)

Morris played well 17/23 190 yards 1 TD and his favourite target was WR Samuel with 10 rec for 75 yards and 1 TD.

SmoothPancakes
04-06-2015, 04:36 AM
Woooo! Down goes UCLA! Suck it BCS system! Screwed UNLV out of a championship game appearance and they still came out and slapped around UCLA.

#TheScriptIsDead

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 04:41 AM
And the National Champion for 2019 is... :Alabama: :BCS_Trophy:

Yup, #2 :Alabama: beat #1 :Ohio_State: 34-31.

Man I wish the Rebels would have had a shot at the N.C. I really think this team could have done it. If not for the damn loss to :Nebraska: in week one UNLV would have been in the title game.

So here is the top five final BCS standings.

1. :Alabama: 13-1
2. :UNLV: 13-1
3. :Texas: 12-1
4. :Ohio_State: 13-1
5. :Georgia_Tech: 11-3


Here are some confusing ones...
#17 :Virginia_Tech: 8-5
#20 :Penn_State: 9-4
#23 :Eastern_Michigan: 12-2
#24 :Auburn: 8-5
Other than Eastern Michigan, every team from #12 on had at least three losses.


For the viewers... congrats to :Navy: as they finish #18 with a 10-3 record.

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 04:46 AM
:UNLV: 2019 All-NCAA All-Americans

Freshmen:
LE Ben Thompson
DT Aaron Hargrove

1st Team:
LE Ben Thompson
RE Dan Horn
DT Darrell Heffner
MLB Chris Brock
K Jermaine Winston
Returner Mal Jalaal

2nd Team:
SS Titus Horne

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 04:52 AM
:UNLV: 2019 All-MWC All-Americans

1st Team:
HB Frank Coker
LT Bobby Thomas
RG Kelvin Guillory
RT David Howard
LE Ben Thompson
RE Dan Horn
DT Darrell Heffner
DT Clint Young
MLB Chris Brock
CB Greg Harris
CB Daniel Simon
SS Titus Horne
K Jermaine Winston
P Tom Irby
Returner Mal Jalaal

2nd Team:
LG Willie Ross
DT Aaron Hargrove
ROLB Antoine Hancock
CB Will Dean
FS Matt Douglas

souljahbill
04-06-2015, 07:05 AM
Adding insult to injury, Navy converts on a 46 yard FG halfway through the 4th to increase the lead to 26-0. Navy chews the clock for most of the half and claim victory.

The final score.... :Navy: 26 :Southern_Miss: 0

This game was never in doubt. Navy was in control from start to finish.


Navy passing 5/10 79 yards 1 TD
USM passng 9/18 42 yards

Navy rushing 51 carries 188 yards 1 TD
USM rushing 35 carries 116 yards

Navy: 4 sacks
USM 5 sacks

Player of the game: Navy kicker, Mark Rutledge 4/4 FG 2/2 extra point

So with that, Smooth takes the victory in the first ever "Soulja-Pancake Classic." :)

No surprise. All 3 armed forces teams and GA Tech are really good in my dynasty.

No shame in losing to Navy.

steelerfan
04-06-2015, 08:45 AM
Weiss must go! Again!

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 11:49 PM
:UNLV: 2019 stats at a glance.

School records broken this season.
* QB Thomas Morris: 6 TD passes in one game

NCAA records broken this season.
* Longest kick return 96 yards by Mal Jalaal

Team Stats: Offense
Total yards: 6724
3008 pass yards
2047 rush yards
34.9 ppg
30 passing TD's
25 rushing TD's
13 sacks allowed
262 first downs

Team Stats: Defense
3182 total yards allowed
1959 pass
1223 rush
53 sacks
6 fumble recoveries
21 interceptions

Red Zone O:
68 att. 47 TD's 11 Fg's 85%


These is not a complete list of stats for all players but simply an overview.

Passing:
Morris 132/184 1399 yards 18 TD 1 Int. 71%
Lexman 138/194 1609 yards 12 TD 8 Int. 71%
Jude 0/1 0 0 yards 0 TD 0 Int. 0%

Rushing:
Coker 281/1329 yards 4.7 ypc 11 TD
Robinson 96/370 3.8 ypc 2 TD
Smith 47/208 yards 4.4 ypc 4 TD
Lexman 48/87 5 TD
Taylor 16/42 2 TD
Jalaal 2/9 0 TD
Bell 1/2 0 TD
Morris 8/0 1 TD

Recieving:
Samuel 71 rec 688 yards 10 TD
Lowery 43 rec 417 4 TD
Jalaal 41 rec 862 6 TD
Green 39 rec 346 yards 5 TD
Coker 26 rec 194 yards 3 TD
Maxwell 24 rec 220 yards 0 TD
Barnes 9 rec 138 yards 1 TD
Brady 8 rec 64 yards 0 TD
Taylor 5 rec 41 yards 0 TD
Robinson 4 rec 38 yards 1 TD

Blocking: sacks given up
RT Howard 4
C Thompson 1
LG Ross 1
LT Thomas 1
RG Guillory 1

Defensive

Tackles: CB Will Dean 61
TFL: LE Ben Thompson 19
Sack leaders (top 3) DT Heffner 11, LE Thompson 10, RE Horn 6
Interception leaders (top 4) CB Simon and Harris 6 FS Butler and Douglas 2

Kicking:
Winston 21/21 100%
Irby 94 kickoffs 92 touchbacks

Punting:
Irby 23 att 1026 yards 44.6 avg

Kick Returns:
Jalaal 35/1116 yards 1 TD

Punt Returns:
Harris 19/204 yards 0 TD
Jalaal 18/272 0 TD

jaymo76
04-06-2015, 11:56 PM
Coach Jaymo has been offered a six year extension to stay at :UNLV: Jaymo has decided to play out his contract and make a decision at that time.

Jaymo's UNLV legacy thus far

2015 11-3 :Mountain_West::Orange_Bowl:
2016 13-1 :Mountain_West::Sugar_Bowl:
2017 11-3 :Mountain_West:
2018 13-1 :Mountain_West::Orange_Bowl:
2019 13-1 :Mountain_West::Rose_Bowl:

Jaymo is a phenomenal 61-9 in five years as HC at UNLV.
5-0 vs. Rivlas
11-2 vs. top 25
4-1 Bowl Record

Prestige A+
Jaymo is also level 28 (22 for recruiting)

jaymo76
04-07-2015, 12:22 AM
Let the carousel begin....

:Virginia_Tech: Frank Beamer retired. Me and my OC were in the running but it went to the HC of :Duke:
:Notre_Dame: fired Brian Kelly (I got the offer but declined) and :UL_Monroe: HC Kawika Pettway got the job

:Michigan: fired Brady Hoke. My OC Paul Petrino got the job (after I said no...). Good luck Paul!

Offers from :Ole_Miss::Michigan: etc.etc. etc. then I said "no" to all.

:Purdue: hired my OC Matt Campbell to be their new HC. Good luck Matt!

FYI Steeler... Brian Kelly has been hired as DC at :Georgia:

:UNLV: OC Hugh Freeze, former HC of :Ole_Miss: has been hired. He will run a spread offense for UNLV

:UNLV: DC Corey Kenney former HC of :SMU: has been hired. He runs a 3-4 scheme...???...???

jaymo76
04-07-2015, 12:28 AM
Oops... forgot to mention Steeler... you also have an new OC at :Notre_Dame:... Dana Holgorsen

Soulja, your :Southern_Miss: DC, Chris Marquardt signed a 3 year extension

Smooth, :Navy: signed 3 year extensions for both coordinators (OC Caleb Alford & DC Brett Bielema)

Smooth, :Utah_State: also signed 3 year extensions with their OC (Anton Burton) and their HC (Richard Herman)

jaymo76
04-07-2015, 12:35 AM
:UNLV: Players leaving...

WR Samuel (declaring for the draft - 4th round)
LT Thomas (declaring for the draft - 7th round)

Graduation:
LG Frazier
RT Howard*
CB Harris*
FS Douglas*
RG Guillory*
WR Lowery
MLB Brock*
CB Dean*
MLB Johnson
LOLB Green*
P Irby*
SS Horne*
TE Brady
CB Simon*
RE Horn*

Really wanted to keep Samuel (and Thomas) but they made their choice. FYI both players were drafted. They are the first ever players drafted from Coach Jaymo as UNLV's HC.

jaymo76
04-07-2015, 12:41 AM
No players wish to transfer IN or OUT of the :UNLV: programme (at this time).


Note: this area of the game really needed tweaking IMO... not that it matters now...

jaymo76
04-07-2015, 12:43 AM
In the last phase of recruiting, :UNLV: went all-in on three key players... and got them all. (all 4* except Hancock who is a 5*)

Athlete (QB) Jeremy Hancock (79ovr)
TE Claude McGee (78ovr)
HB Justin Long (73ovr)

jaymo76
04-07-2015, 12:54 AM
:UNLV: has landed the #1 recruiting class for the 2020 season (I have never done that before!).

3 (5*) 10 (4*) 7 (3*) 5 (2*) for 25 total recruits

The pipeline continues to be:
1. California (26)
2. Nevada (4)
3. Canada (7 eh)

jaymo76
04-07-2015, 01:00 AM
For the readers....

:Notre_Dame: 18th 1 (5*) 3 (4*) 15 (3*)
:Navy: 24th 3 (4*) 15 (3*) 2 (2*) 4 (1*)
:Utah_State: 67th 1(4*) 9 (3*) 8 (2*) 2 (1*)
:Louisiana: 96th 1 (4*) 7 (3*) 3 (2*) 8 (1*)
:Southern_Miss: 122nd 6 (3*) 3 (2*) 9 (1*)

steelerfan
04-07-2015, 06:05 AM
So who is the HC at ND now? Did I miss that somewhere?

Edit: NM. Just saw the ULM OC.