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Simming The Season, Week 15: Cougs Kick Late Field Goal, Beat Utah To Become Pac-12 Champs

you've gotta be kitten me
you've gotta be kitten me

I think we all realized this a long time ago, but holy cow, this game is kind of ridiculous and unrealistic. But that's the fun part! Andrew Furney kicked a 37 yard FG with 0:53 seconds left to give the Cougs a 27-24 lead that they would not relinquish. Utah was in the drivers seat for most of the game, but second half TDs -- one to Carl Winston, the other to Bobby Ratliff -- allowed the Cougs to tie the game. With under a minute left in the game, Furney connected on his 2nd field goal of the night. I'm positive the video game locker room blasted some Fergie in his honor.

Jeff Tuel was again Player of the Game throwing for over 300 yards and 3 TDs. Utah had previously been unbeaten and was headed for the National Title game. Sorry Utes! With a victory over the previously undefeated #2 team in the nation, the Cougs jump up to #17 in the Coaches Poll, all the way to #9 in the AP poll, and to #14 in the BCS rankings. The Cougs take their Pac-12 Title and head to Pasadena, where they'll face the Oklahoma Sooners in the Rose Bowl.

Jeff Tuel: 26/38, 358 yards, 3 TDs, 0 INTs, L47, 5 sacks

Jeff Tuel: 20 carries, 15 yards
Rickey Galvin: 2 carries, 12 yards

Marquess Wilson: 11 catches, 188 yards, 1 TD, L47
Bobby Ratliff: 5 catches, 33 yards, 1 TD
Kristoff Williams: 4 catches, 53 yards
Carl Winston: 2 catches, 40 yards, 1 TD
Gino Simone: 2 catches, 23 yards
Andrei Lintz: 1 catch, 11 yards
Max Hersey: 1 catch, 10 yards

Eric Oertel: 11 tackles, 4 solo, 0 Sacks, 0 INTs, 2 deflections
Adam Coerper: 6 tackles, 4 solo, 0.5 sacks
Anthony Laurenzi: 5 tackles, 2 solo, 1.5 sacks
Daniel Simmons: 3 tackles, 2 solo, 0 sacks, 1 INT
Damante Horton: 1 tackle, 0 solo, 0 sacks, 1 INT

Tyler McNannay: 8 punts, 391 yards, 48.8 average, 2 inside the 20, 3 touchbacks, L71

Georgia RB/FB Richard Samuel won the Heisman Trophy with an outstanding season. Samuel rushed for 2,508 yards and 25 TDs. Jeff Tuel came in 2nd place, but it wasn't really a close vote.

1st Team --

QB: Jeff Tuel
WR: Marquess Wilson
DT: Anthony Laurenzi (?)

All-Pac 12:

1st Team --

QB: Jeff Tuel
WR: Marquess Wilson
DT: Anthony Laurenzi
K: Andrew Furney
RS: Rahmel Dockery

2nd Team --

WR: Bobby Ratliff
TE: Andrei Lintz
CB: Nolan Washington

Award Winners:

Maxwell Award
(Best Player)
Jeff Tuel

Davey O'Brien Award (Best QB)
Jeff Tuel

Biletnikoff Award (Best WR)
Marquess Wilson

Bowl Games:

Oregon @ Nevada -- Las Vegas Bowl
Oklahoma State @ Arizona -- Holiday Bowl
Texas Tech @ USC -- Alamo Bowl
Stanford @ Florida State -- Sun Bowl
Army @ UCLA -- Kraft Fight Hunger Bowl
Kansas State @ Utah -- Fiesta Bowl
Oklahoma @ Washington State -- Rose Bowl

Virginia Tech @ Iowa -- BCS National Championship

  • I don't have many tidbits since this was the only game in the Pac-12 this week. The Pac-12 did send seven different teams to bowl games, so that's something I guess.
  • Anthony Laurenzi was seriously named 1st Team All-America. I guess it was the late surge in sacks? He finished with 7.5, but he was 2nd on the team to Travis Long and only had half a sack more than Logan Mayes. I'm honestly befuddled. Headphones for everyone!
  • Rahmel Dockery was named 1st Team All-Pac 12 as a Return Specialist. This makes me very happy. I don't care that it's a video game. Team Dockery 4 Life.
  • Bobby Ratliff is going to wind up with over 1,000 yards receiving and probably 10 TDs. Mark is like, so happy right now.
  • The last time WSU played Oklahoma in the Rose Bowl, it went perfectly fine I don't know what you're talking about I don't remember anything oh look over there something shiny!


Remember, if you want rosters, go here. For a detailed explanation of what this is, go here. See you Monday for the Rose Bowl. Go Cougs!