'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 10—Week 7: #11 Texas @ #3 Oklahoma

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'NCAA Football 14': OU, Stillwater, and Georgia Tech to the SEC Dynasty Mode Build Season 1, Part 10—Week 7: #11 Texas @ #3 Oklahoma

Going into the matchup our Conference Prestige Ranking is 13.7, 2nd only to the surprising ACC at 10.5. Our Combined Opponent Record is 35-28. Texas's Combined Opponent Record is 36-23. Although their theoretical ranking as an Independent probably isn't as bad as you may think with a bye then @ #6 TCU, and @ #4 West Virginia their next 3 weeks. Aside from us though that's the only current rankings in their schedule, but we are hoping Kansas State gets ranked for both of us at some point if not in time for our Week 8 matchup. I forget if Texas's actual schedule was lost to my Setup Text Loss or not, so we'll just revisit it here real quick.

Week 1: New Mexico St, W 28-10.

Week 2: @ BYU, W 49-21.

Week 3: Ole Miss, W 31-13.

Week 4: Kansas State, W 20-13.

Week 5: Bye

Week 6: @ Iowa State, W 38-7.

Week 7: You are here.

Week 8: Bye

Week 9: @ #6 TCU

Week 10: @ #4 West Virginia

Week 11: @ Baylor

Week 12: NC State

Week 13: Texas Tech

Week 14: Bye

Week 15: Idaho.

So yeah, at least it's all FBS. This game has been known to let teams with 5 FCS Wins in the BCS Title Game. They mostly stayed with what their schedule would be except scheduling some of the other Independents as well as respectable Power (4) games with Ole Miss and NC State. So it could've been much worse. They're probably just lacking in rank because of some of their low winning margins.

Moving on to Week 7 Scores:

#15 UCF 6 @ #4 West Virginia 37

USC 28 @ #10 Arizona 42

UAB 3 @ Memphis 34

FCS East 17 @ Vanderbilt 38

East Carolina 17 @ NC State 27

#6 TCU 27 @ Kansas 21

Indiana 14 @ Michigan State 52

Northwestern 14 @ #1 Wisconsin 41

Navy 24 @ Duke 21

Georgia Tech 42 @ #18 Tennessee 33 (haha, fresh off the upset of formerly #2 Georgia, Tennessee gets embarrassed by one of real life's worst Power 5 teams.)

Tulane 41 @ Southern Miss 35

Syracuse 30 @ Louisville 10

#13 Alabama 37 @ #9 Georgia 40

UMass 17 @ Eastern Michigan 20

Texas-San Antonio 30 @ Rice 21

Iowa State 27 @ Texas Tech 28

Virginia 13 @ Maryland 27

Western Kentucky 28 @ South Alabama 24

Auburn 34 @ Stillwater 41

#23 LSU 29 @ #21 Florida 17

#2 Clemson 20 @ #25 Boston College 17 (this would be a good spot for a Vadar Meme of 'Least' Impressive.)

Mid Tenn State 31 @ Arkansas State 19

USF 6 @ Temple 28

#7 Ohio State 28 @ Kentucky 37

Purdue 12 @ #16 Nebraska 38

#22 Fresno State 41 @ Idaho 10

Army 13 (N) Louisiana Tech 35 @ the old school Cotton Bowl (wtf, glitch much. I guess the Texas State Fair was down for a double-header. Like we'd ever share the spotlight.)

Ohio 20 @ UConn 13

Louisiana-Lafayette 14 @ Georgia State 31

Arkansas 29 @ Rutgers 38

Arizona State 35 @ Colorado 0

Akron 27 @ Central Michigan 24

BYU 17 @ Houston 7

Ball State 36 @ North Texas 35

SMU 31 @ Cincinnati 26

San Jose State 30 @ Colorado State 13

New Mexico 24 @ Wyoming 19

Marshall 17 @ Florida Atlantic 48

Pittsburgh 17 @ #5 Virginia Tech 35

Minnesota 31 @ New Mexico State 7

Texas A&M 34 @ Ole Miss 17

Utah 21 @ Stanford 17

Air Force 18 @ San Diego State 17

Western Michigan 28 @ Old Dominion 16

Buffalo 0 @ Northern Illinois 41

Florida International 14 @ Tulsa 19

Baylor 24 @ Kansas State 34

Iowa 16 @ Illinois 13

Penn State 0 @ #24 Michigan 38

Wake Forest 13 @ North Carolina 24

#17 Washington State 14 @ Oregon State 10

Utah State 45 @ Boise State 24

Cal 16 @ UCLA 19

#14 Washington 14 @ Oregon 38

UNLV 49 @ Hawai'i 17

Texas 22 (N) Oklahoma 30

Texas Qtrs. 7, 0, 7, 8

OU Qtrs. 14, 6, 7, 3

Scoring Plays:

1st Quarter:

4:18 TD OU: J. Hurts 22 Yd run (G. Brkic kick)

3:06 TD Texas: C. Johnson, 16 Yd pass from S. Ehlinger (C. Dicker kick)

2:16 TD OU: C. Rambo, 41 Yd pass from J. Hurts (G. Brkic kick)

2nd Quarter:

5:31 FG OU: G. Brkic, 53 Yd FG (This first FG was satisfying to get some Coach Experience Points for the 45 Yd+ FG, but the other 2 were not. The FG at the half was on a 4th & 4 from the Texas 5 and we could've had more time. If my 3rd Down Shovel Option had been more effective I would've went for it.)

0:00 FG OU: G. Brkic, 22 Yd FG

3rd Quarter:

3:43 TD OU: J. Hurts, 1 Yd run (G. Brkic kick)

1:40 TD Texas: J. Whittington, 7 Yd run (C. Dicker kick)

4th Quarter:

5:22 FG OU: G. Brkic, 33 Yd FG

3:03 TD Texas: D. Duvernay, 29 Yd pass from S. Ehlinger (2-Pt try was good)

The score is a bit deceptively close as we were in the Red Zone again as we ran down the clock to end the game.

Team Stats:

First Downs: Texas 14, OU 19

Total Offense: Texas 305, OU 478

Rushes-Yards-TD: Texas 27-156-1, OU 27-153-2

Comp-Att-TD: Texas 14-21-2, OU 19-23-1

Passing Yards: Texas 149, OU 325

3rd Down Conv: Texas 5-10 (50%), OU 4-7 (57%)

4th Down Conv: Texas 2-2, OU 0-0

2-Point Conv: Texas 1-1, OU 0-0

Red Zone-TD-FG: Texas 2-2-0 (100%), OU 5-2-2 (1, end of game kneeldown. 80%, but really 100%.)

Turnovers: Texas 0, OU 0

No returns of any type as all kickoffs and punts were touchbacks.

Total Yards: Texas 305, OU 478

Punts-Average: Texas 3-46.3, OU 0

Penalties-Yards: Texas 0, OU 1-5 (I jumped offsides with Neville Gallimore. My bad guys. We had 2 visiting defensive line prospects and I was trying really hard to get the stats for their visit points.)

T.O.P. Texas 9:47, OU 18:13

OU Passing:

J. Hurts RAT 215.6 19 of 23 for 325 Yds, 1 TD, 82%

OU Rushing:

J. Hurts 13 for 86 Yds, 2 TDs, Long of 22, 14 YAC

K. Brooks 8 for 47 Yds, Long of 14, 12 YAC

T. Sermon 5 for 18 Yds, Long of 13, 3 YAC

J. Hall 1 for 2, 0 YAC (taking advantage of Goaline FB Dive on 3rd and 1.)

OU Receiving:

C. Lamb 5 for 118 Yds, Long of 50, 33 YAC

G. Calcaterra 4 for 94 Yds, Long of 40, 24 YAC (Gutted for Grant on the real life retirement. His concussions are no joke though and Sooner Nation will be wishing him all the best. I wonder if we'll see him as a student assistant on the coaching staff next year. It is how Lincoln Riley got started.)

K. Brooks 4 for 47 Yds, Long of 16, 28 YAC

T. Sermon 3 for 20 Yds, Long of 10, 16 YAC

C. Rambo 2 for 45 Yds, 1 TD, Long of 41, 19 YAC

N. Basquine 1 for 1 Yd, 2 YAC

OU Defensive Player of the Game:

T. Norwood 6 Solo Tack, 2 TFL, 1 Pass Deflection.

Texas Passing:

S. Ehlinger RAT 157.6 14-21 for 149, 2 TD, 66%

Texas Rushing:

K. Ingram 12 for 73 Yds, Long of 31, 19 YAC

S. Ehlinger 12 for 53 Yds, Long of 13, 27 YAC

J. Whittington 2 for 5 Yds, 1 TD, Long of 7, 2 YAC

D. Duvernay 1 for 25 Yds, 4 YAC

Texas Receiving:

K. Ingram 4 for 32 Yds, Long of 19, 36 YAC

B. Liebrock 3 for 23 Yds, Long of 9, 24 YAC

D. Duvernay 3 for 54 Yds, 1 TD, Long of 29, 27 YAC

C. Johnson 2 for 14 Yds, 1 TD, Long of 16, 2 YAC

J. Moore 1 for 0 Yds, 1 YAC

B. Eagles 1 for 26 Yds, 25 YAC

J. Burt 1 Drop

Texas Defensive Player(s) of the Game: (because it was basically a tie)

C. Sterns 8 Solo Tack, 1 TFL, 1 Pass Deflection

J. Ossai 8 Solo Tack, 2 TFL

Overall Players of the Week:

Louisiana Tech MLB Connor Taylor 5 Tack, FF, INT in 35-13 Win vs Army.

Michigan HB Tru Wilson 35 Rush for 172 Yds, 3 TD; 7 Rec for 126 Yds, TD in 38-0 Win vs Penn State.

SEC Players of the Week:

Vanderbilt CB Cam Watkins 3 ATK, FF, INT in 38-17 Win over FCS East.

Georgia Tech WR Malachi Carter 12 Rec for 197 Yds, 4 TD in 42-33 Win at Tennessee.

Heisman Watch:

1st: Jalen Hurts

2nd: Tru Wilson HB Michigan

3rd: J.J. Taylor HB Arizona 11 Rush for 89 Yds, 3 TD; 2 Rec for 28 Yds in 42-28 Win vs USC.

4th: Maurice Washington HB Nebraska 31 Rush for 154 Yds; 2 Rec for 58 Yds, 2 Total TD in 38-12 Win vs Purdue.

5th: Sam Ehlinger QB Texas

Coaches Poll for Week 8:

  1. Wisconsin (39)
  2. Clemson (21)
  3. Oklahoma (1)
  4. West Virginia
  5. Virginia Tech
  6. TCU (I didn't really believe much of that TCU over LSU Week 1 Win until we had the dogfight with them this week in real life. They're a tough out despite the rough season this year.)
  7. Arizona
  8. Notre Dame, 1 Loss
  9. Georgia, 1 Loss
  10. Nebraska
  11. Miami (FL), 1 Loss
  12. Texas, 1 Loss
  13. Washington State, 1 Loss
  14. Ohio State, 2 Losses
  15. Fresno State
  16. South Carolina, 2 Losses
  17. Missouri
  18. Mississippi State
  19. LSU, 2 Losses
  20. UCF, 2 Losses
  21. Oregon, 1 Loss
  22. Kentucky, 3 Losses
  23. Michigan, 2 Losses
  24. Washington, 3 Losses
  25. Alabama, 4 Losses (I remember way back when one of my Stillwater friends griping about OU hanging in the AP Poll before Bedlam despite already having 4 Losses at the time, but this is completely ridiculous. Alabama is 1 Game under .500 for crying out loud at this point. They're 4 Ranked Losses, but still.)

Kansas State, our next opponent, manages only 5 votes in the Coaches Poll and 75 votes in the Media Poll. We remain Coaches #3 and Media #2 with 21 1st Place Media Votes. Boomer Sooner and thank you for your interest.

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