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Creative two point conversion play

Tumwater HS (WA) beat perennial power Olympia Capital HS (WA) in double overtime last week. 

One of their converted two point conversion plays classifies as one of the more interesting play designs we've come across. We wonder, what's this one called in the huddle...?

Take a look.

 

 

Video: Chizik addresses the team pregame

Hear Gene Chizik's brief locker room speech before their week three game against Louisiana-Monroe.

"Nothing else except friggin' intensity, and effort and passion is acceptable. So get ready to play!" Chizik tells the team before heading out to the field.

Also, coaches and players break down the important plays of the first half of action in the clip. Auburn went on to win it in overtime 31-28.

A look behind Oklahoma State's offensive numbers

While Oklahoma State has opened up their season with two wins against Savannah State, and Louisiana-Lafayette, and a loss to Arizona, they've managed to pick up right where they left off on the offensive side of the ball despite losing two starters in the first round of the NFL draft.

Considering the production that they lost, putting up over 63 points per game (which leads the country), is impressive against nearly any competition. But there's more when you dig a little deeper behind the stat lines.

For example, we saw a few notes earlier regarding just how impressive the Cowboy's offense has been at not just putting up points, but also doing it extremely efficiently.

Oklahoma State has a streak of scoring at least 30 points in 21 straight games dating back to 2010. The next closest streak to that is Oregon, with 17 straight 30 point games. Dating back to 1916, Oklahoma State has put up 60 points in 13 games, seven of which have come since the beginning of the 2010 season (twice in 2010, three times in 2011, and twice in three games this year).

Also, the Cowboys have been able to score quickly, with at least one scoring drive of less than two minutes in 29 straight games. In just three games so far this season, they've accounted for 16 scoring drives of less than two minutes.

All of that is impressive considering the staff has prepared eight different guys for starting offensive roles through the first handful of games.

This weekend the Cowboys face a Texas team that brings a top ten scoring offense into the game (7th nationally at just over 49 points per game), while allowing just 16 points per game.

The game can be seen on FOX at 7:50pm ET.

Highlight video from first year D-III program

Through their first four games as a D-III football program, Misericordia (PA) is still searching for their first win. Tomorrow they've got a big game against Stevenson (0-4) in a match up of two programs searching for their first win of the 2012 season.

Misericordia's roster features only 3 seniors, all in their first season as a college football player. The roster is composed mainly of 54 freshman and 10 sophomores that are getting some major grass time, which should pay off a few years down the road.

Mark Ross and the coaching staff have been able to get some quality production out of their young group, and put together this highlight video to commemorate the first few weeks of their football program's young history.

 

 

 

Impressive accomplishment from the Washington defense last night

Justin Wilcox and the defensive staff at Washington put together an impressive game plan last night to stifle the Stanford run game.

The Huskies held Stanford to just 65 yards rushing last night (the Cardinal ran for 202 against USC), often putting up to eight and nine guys in the box to stuff the run and getting guys in great positions to make plays defensively. What makes this even more impressive is the clear adjustments Wilcox' guys made after allowing nearly 250 yards rushing against LSU just over 2 weeks ago. 

The last time that Stanford rushed for less than 90 yards in a game was back in 2008, Jim Harbaugh's second year on The Farm, in a 14-31 loss against TCU; however we did not that Duke held the Cardinal to 92 yards rushing in week 2 of this season. 

Credit Justin Wilcox and the staff for a job well done last night. They had a solid game plan and the Huskies were ready to play against a quality opponent.

Washington heads to Oregon next week, and will have to stop a run game that has failed to reach the 100 yard mark rushing just twice in the past 31 games (against LSU in the season opener in 2011 - 95 yards net rushing, and Auburn in the National Title game in 2010/2011 season - 75 yards net rushing). The following week they take on USC at home.

Kickoff vs. Oregon is scheduled for 10:30pm ET and can be seen on ESPN.

On an related note, we noticed this gif created by Timothy Burke last night. Too funny not to include. 

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