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Post by djp73 » 15 Jun 2019, 10:01

Yeah. I'm a little bummed we ended up ranked so highly with a weak schedule but at least UCLA and VA Tech held onto the top 2 spots. Nebraska looks really really good by the numbers.
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Louisiana DE Dominique Tovell starting to creep into the upper 3rd/lower 2nd round in mock drafts.
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Louisiana QB Jalen Nixon has seen increased snaps at RB and WR in practices. Brooks Haack healthy and will start at QB in the Rose Bowl. Staff eager to get Nixon on the field however possible in 2016.
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Game Report
THE ROSE BOWL
January 1, 2016


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30 - 27
2OT


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NEBRASKA SURVIVED A TOUGH TEST FROM LOUISIANA AND CAME AWAY WITH AN OVERTIME VICTORY
Somewhere Skip Bayless has a raging har... uh, somewhere Skip Bayless is really happy with the result of the Rose Bowl.

Number 3 Louisiana, who many thought were extremely overrated and out of place in the top ten, never mind the Rose Bowl, fell to 24th ranked Nebraska in a double overtime thriller of a game that saw a number of lead changes, big plays and key turnovers.

After picking up 39 yards on the first seven plays of the game a promising opening drive by Nebraska came to a halt when senior cornerback Jevante Watson picked off a Tommy Armstrong Jr pass at the Louisiana 22 yard line.

The Cajuns takeaway led to the first score of the game when Brooks Haack connected with tight end Larry Pettis on a five yard touchdown to cap a ten play drive.

Nebraska got on the scoreboard early in the second quarter when sophomore Mike Lott connected on a 22 yard field goal.

Louisiana added a 36 yard field goal by Jeffrey Yatkowski on their next possession and led 10-3.

After stopping Nebraska on a fourth down attempt the Cajuns committed their first turnover of the game when Haack coughed up the ball on a scramble, Nebraska turned the takeaway into a touchdown via a 17 yard touchdown pass from Armstrong to junior receiver Jordan Westerkamp. After the PAT it was tied up at 10-10.

Despite taking over with under 40 seconds to play before halftime the Cajuns were not content to go into the break tied up. Haack connected with Pettis for a gain of 20 yards then after an incompletion connected with Mikey Porter Sr for a 61 yard score when Porter ran past the defense on a deep post.

At halftime Louisiana held a 17-10 lead.

Following a 36 yard field goal miss by Yatkowski and a punt by Nebraska Haack committed his second turnover of the game when he was picked off by Nebraska linebacker Marcus Newby. Nebraska would not be able to turn the takeaway into points and the Huskers punted the ball back. Following a long Haack pass to Jalen Nixon the Cajuns drive also stalled after a third down sack and they too were forced to punt.

Nebraska took over with less than three minutes left in the third quarter and put together a very long drive that spilled into the fourth quarter and culminated in a seven yard rushing touchdown by Armstrong that tied the game at 17-17.

After another Louisiana punt Nebraska took their first lead of the game when Adam Taylor scored on a two yard run.

The Cajuns next possession was short lived. Haack connected with Nixon for a big gain only to have the ball pop out and be recovered by Nebraska.

Nebraska couldn't muster a single first down and with 1:11 left to play Lousiana took over at their own 27 yard line. Following an incompletion Haack found Porter once again for a big gain, 63 yards down to the Nebraska nine yard line. A play later Haack tossed a touchdown pass to Adam Savoie and Yatkowski tied the game with the point after.

After a Nebraska punt Louisiana took over with 15 seconds left but with no timeouts left it wasn't enough time to do anything and so the game went into overtime.

Nebraska had the ball first and after a quick first down had to settle for a 24 yard field goal.

Lousiana was able to answer that score with a 20 yard field goal of their own.

On the first play of the second overtime Haack was picked off by Nebraska's Charles Jackson, effectively ending the game as Nebraska would kick the winning field goal shortly after.

"No regrets, not a bit." Louisiana head coach Porter Davis said following the game. "I don't question putting the ball in his (Brooks Haack's) hands there. he was the one that kept us in the game and we felt that was the move there."

Louisiana finishes their season with a 12-1 record and will likely stay in the top 15 if not the top ten.

"Hate for it to end this way." Said senior defensive end Dominique Tovell, who had a sack in the game and brought his season total to 20. "But it was an incredible season and I'm proud to have been part of it."

Haack was seen sitting on the bench for several minutes after the rest of the team had gone to the locker room. However Davis led the entire team back onto the field and they escorted Haack into the locker room together.

"It's a team game." Davis replied when asked about the gesture. "That was a teachable moment and I think the point got across to Brooks as well as everyone else involved."
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SENIOR CB JEVANTE WATSON PICKS OFF A PASS ON NEBRASKA'S FIRST POSSESSION

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SENIOR TE LARRY PETTIS CATCHES A TD PASS

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QB BROOKS HAACK COUGHS UP THE BALL AFTER A LONG RUN

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NEBRASKA WR JORDAN WESTERKAMP CELEBRATES A TOUCHDOWN

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WR MIKEY PORTER SR GETS BEHIND THE NEBRASKA DEFENSE FOR A 63 YARD TOUCHDOWN

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NEBRASKA'S MARCUS NEWBY PICKS OFF A HAACK PASS

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NEBRASKA QB ARMSTRONG WOULD NOT BE DENIED ON THIS FOURTH QUARTER TD RUN

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JALEN NIXON FUMBLES AFTER A LONG RECEPTION IN THE FOURTH QUARTER

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SR WR ADAM SAVOIE CATCHES A TOUCHDOWN PASS LATE IN REGULATION

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NEBRASKA SAFETY CHARLES JACKSON EFFECTIVELY ENDS THE GAME WITH A PICK IN OT

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THE AGONY OF DEFEAT
Scoring
NEB|00|10|00|14|06|30
ULL|07|10|00|07|03|27

1Q ULL L. Pettis 5 Yd pass from B. Haack (J. Yatkowski kick)
2Q NEB M. Lott 22 Yd FG
2Q ULL J. Yatkowski 35 Yd FG
2Q NEB J. Westerkamp 17 Yd pass from T. Armstrong Jr (M. Lott kick)
2Q ULL M. Porter Sr 61 Yd pass from B. Haack (J. Yatkowski kick)
4Q NEB T. Armstrong Jr 7 Yd run (M. Lott kick)
4Q NEB A. Taylor 2 Yd run (M. Lott kick)
4Q ULL A. Savoie 9 Yd pass from B. Haack (J. Yatkowski kick)
OT NEB M. Lott 23 Yd FG
OT ULL J. Yatkowski 20 Yd FG
OT NEB M. Lott 23 Yd FG

Key Player Stats
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Passing: B. Haack 18/25 420Yds 3TD 2Int
Rushing: K. Hicks 11/51, B. Haack 9/29
Receiving: M. Porter Sr 2/124 1TD, J. Nixon 3/99, S. Austin 2/65
Tackles: C. Polk 12, C. Hill 8, C. Tillman 8, T. McCollum 8
Sacks: D. Tovell 1, A. Jefferson 1, C. Prater 1
Interceptions: J. Watson 1
Special Teams: J. Yatkowski 2/3FG 3/3XP, E. Reed 173 Ret YD

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Passing: T. Armstrong Jr 14/23 187Yds 1TD 1Int
Rushing: T. Armstron Jr 26/102 1TD, I. Cross 13/74, A. Taylor 10/52 1TD, T. Newby 7/52
Receiving: S. Cotton 4/57, J. Westerkamp 4/52 1TD
Tackles: C. Jackson 7, D. Santos 6, J. Banderas 5
Sacks: G. McMullen 2, V. Valentine 1
Interceptions: M. Newby 1, C. Jackson 1
Special Teams: M. Lott 3/3FG 3/3XP

Key ULL Defensive Stats
Points Allowed: 30
First Downs: 25
Total/Rush/Pass Yards: 478/291/187
Takeaways: 1
Sacks: 3

Coach Davis' Take
We lost the turnover battle in this one and ultimately lost the game but everyone fought right up to the end and I couldn't be more proud of what we accomplished this season. It was amazing and I can't wait for another one.

Coach Davis' Player of the Game
QB B. Haack
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Damn fam. Lost the Granddaddy of them all.
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James wrote:
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Damn fam. Lost the Granddaddy of them all.
that game was intense af
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2015 Louisiana All-Americans/All-Conference
DE Dominique Tovell 1st Team All-American
DT A.J. Jefferson 2nd Team All-American
RB Kyle Hicks 1st Team All-Sun Belt
OT Mykhael Quave 1st Team All-Sun Belt
OG Octravian Anderson 1st Team All-Sun Belt
OC Ryan Hoefeld 1st Team All-Sun Belt
OG Greg Siener 1st Team All-Sun Belt
OT Derek Edinburgh Jr 1st Team All-Sun Belt
DE Dominique Tovell 1st Team All-Sun Belt
DT A.J. Jefferson 1st Team All-Sun Belt
OLB George Williams 1st Team All-Sun Belt
CB Troy McCollum 1st Team All-Sun Belt
CB Jamal Rainey 1st Team All-Sun Belt
K Jeffrey Yatkowski 1st Team All-Sun Belt
P Daniel Cadona 1st Team All-Sun Belt
RET Effrem Reed 1st Team All-Sun Belt
OT Jeremy Sparks 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
DE Chris Prater 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
DT Leonard Washington 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
MLB Chris Hill 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
CB Jevante Watson 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
FS Cedrick Tillman 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
SS T.J. Worthy 2nd Team All-Sun Belt
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Louisiana's Davis Wins AP Coach of the Year
First Year Head Coach Led Cajuns to Top Five Finish
By Karl Belcher | Jan 8, 2016, 12:15pm EST


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First year Louisiana head coach Porter Davis has won the Associated Press Coach of the Year Award after a historic season that saw the Cajuns run their record to a perfect 12-0 before receiving an at large berth in the Rose Bowl and narrowly losing to Nebraska in double overtime.

Davis, a defensive minded coach, coached up his squad to lead the nation in points allowed and rushing yards allowed, two categories he emphasizes.

"You've got to stop the run. You take the run away and it creates opportunities. Opportunities for your pass rushers, opportunities for your defensive backs and it keeps the opponent from grinding the clock so that gives your offense more opportunities too."

Davis was very humble when receiving the award, choosing to heap praise on his assistants and players instead of himself.

"Look, we had some of the best assistant coaches in the nation. Matt and Chris were great. Phenomenal even. I could not have asked for better to kick off my head coaching career. Extraordinary men. Then the players. Wow! What a group. Can't say enough there. Hungry, talented, extremely intelligent. Just excellent. Again, couldn't have asked for any more."

Davis was asked about his meteoric rise.

"Things at EMU didn't go very well, we all know that. The administration and coach Johnson gave me a shot and supported and taught me so so well. I owe it all to them clearly."

When asked about his future at Louisiana.

"Right now I can't even fathom being anywhere else. Not even on my radar now."

When asked about rumors of coordinators Chris Ash and Matt Limegrover leaving the program for head coaching gigs.

"Those guys are obviously both ready to lead their own programs. They're going to be outstanding if they move on. They've both been in this game longer than me and I absolutely learned more from them this past season than they did from me. That being said I don't know their intentions at this time."

When asked how he would celebrate the award.

"Boudin, a nice Sazerac then back to work!"

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Beamer Calls it a Career
Legendary VA Tech Coach Retires Following Narrow Loss in National Championship
By Karl Belcher | Jan 13, 2016, 12:15pm EST




Head Coaches Fired
Arkansas State B. Harsin
Buffalo M. Leach
California S. Dykes
ECU R. McNeil
Louisville J. Niemann
Missouri G. Pinkel
Nevada B. Polian
Pittsburgh B. Cole
Purdue D. Hazell
Rutgers K. Flood
Syracuse S. Shafer
Vanderbilt J. Franklin
Western Michigan P. Fleck
Wyoming T. Bonds

Retirements
Kansas State B. Snyder
UTSA L. Coker
VA Tech F. Beamer
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Louisiana and coach Porter Davis agree on five year extension. Davis accepted first offer. "Couldn't see myself anywhere else!" New contract adds some "GM type" responsibility.
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Cajuns Coordinators Both Accept Head Coaching Positions
By Bill Connelly

Following a historic 12-1 season that included a Rose Bowl berth it's no surprise that the coaching staff at Louisiana was heavily pursued by other schools.

Head Coach Porter Davis could not be lured away despite a "very aggressive" offer by Kansas State following the retirement of Bill Snyder.

Assistants Matt Limegrover and Chris Ash could not resist a chance at head coaching positions.

"I've said it all along." Davis explained. "Those guys are beyond ready for this. They taught me more than I taught them. I wish them the best and I'm certain they'll have success."

Chris Ash accepted the head coaching job at Vanderbilt after James Franklin was fired following a 4-8 campaign. The university is hopeful that Ash can improve a defense that was regularly torched by the more talented teams in the SEC.

Matt Limegrover will be the head man at Rutgers who fired Chris Flood after their 2015 season ended with just four wins. There is hope that Limegrover can bring a more innovative offensive approach North that will lead to more success for the Knights.
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