NCAA 13 XBOX 2 Star Season 1 Week 9

Leroyog wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:
willhouse4078 wrote:

10 turnovers between 2 teams with my QB counting for all 6 of mine including a fumble late on a third and ten

Do what you need to make the game fun. But FYI, WMU averaged 7.1 penalties a game last year, and Duke average 4.8. You guys were actually under the norm.

I think there were a total of 9 penalties called. 4 holding, 3 facemasks, and 2 false starts. And like someone else mentioned, one of the holding calls was well away from the play and didn't need to happen.

I quoted the wrong post.

The penalties really don't bother me. From the box scores, no one went over 6, and the numbers are less than, not more than in real games.

We can't really base it off real games though since we are playing shorter games. Maybe that's why it feels like there are too many penalties.

Indiana was pissed off from their previous loss, and they took it out on Akron to the tune of 55-10. At first it looked like it was going to be close, with Akron going up 10-7 early in the second quarter. But then IU set things right. The defense force 4 turnovers, scoring on a fumble following a sack. The offense ran the ball well, rushing for about 150 yards and passing for 350. IU had a 71 yard KO return. Even the back-ups got some time.

IU had 9 receivers with receptions in the game...but the QB's favorite is going to quickly become Nick Stoner, just so that the newspapers have to use his name.

Wow...we only have one more game left this week!

Good thing Kush is getting hooked up

Jayhawker wrote:
willhouse4078 wrote:

10 turnovers between 2 teams with my QB counting for all 6 of mine including a fumble late on a third and ten

Do what you need to make the game fun. But FYI, WMU averaged 7.1 penalties a game last year, and Duke average 4.8. You guys were actually under the norm.

You have to realize we are not playing a full game compared to real life.

Just saw Leroy's post. Disregard.

Damn Spy that's what I call running it up!!! 63 passing attempts and went for it on 4th down 5 times in a 77-0 win.

I will get my game in tonight.

Bill Bonney wrote:
Jayhawker wrote:
willhouse4078 wrote:

10 turnovers between 2 teams with my QB counting for all 6 of mine including a fumble late on a third and ten

Do what you need to make the game fun. But FYI, WMU averaged 7.1 penalties a game last year, and Duke average 4.8. You guys were actually under the norm.

You have to realize we are not playing a full game compared to real life.

Just saw Leroy's post. Disregard.

I base the time in order to get around 120 plays from scrimmage a game. We are pretty close to that.

Bill Bonney wrote:

Damn Spy that's what I call running it up!!! 63 passing attempts and went for it on 4th down 5 times in a 77-0 win.

I am pass heavy as is, plus a no huddle guy. It was the AI and my kicker sucks. So generally inside the 30-35 I am going for it against the AI. It was a new offensive playbook so I was testing it a bit. Also with 8 minute quarters I am surprised I didn't have 100 throws. The very slow setting let's me sit in the pocket, crochet some socks for Grammy, and still pick apart the defense. I got sacked once because I dropped the controller :).

You know, Frankie and Ruthless have a Heisman Dynasty going if you get bored with showing off your mad skills to us pedestrians.

I'm not sure I would play a game if the result was 71-0 scores and 13 sacks. It would be sitting on a Gamestop used game shelf. I have more fun not knowing how to nano blitz and and read every defense so that I know which one of five plays will shred it.

Bill Bonney wrote:

Damn Spy that's what I call running it up!!! 63 passing attempts and went for it on 4th down 5 times in a 77-0 win.

I warned you guys! Spy is a machine!!

Coolbeans wrote:
Bill Bonney wrote:

Damn Spy that's what I call running it up!!! 63 passing attempts and went for it on 4th down 5 times in a 77-0 win.

I warned you guys! Spy is a machine!!

I second that. Spy killed me in the Madden league...EVERY SINGLE TIME. The closest I got was a 49-42 loss...that was our last game. I never could find a way to beat him...oh well...looking forward to trying again, lol.

We are ready to roll guys!

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=============== Duke Blue Devils (1-0) ===============
Last week, Duke won 35-28 against Western Michigan (1-1).
This week, the Blue Devils are idle.

=============== Western Michigan Broncos (1-1) ===============
Last week, Western Michigan lost 35-28 against Duke (1-0).
This week, the Broncos will host FIU (1-0).

=============== Indiana Hoosiers (1-1) ===============
Last week, Indiana won 55-10 against Akron (0-1).
This week, the Hoosiers will host Penn State (1-0).

=============== Kansas Jayhawks (1-0) ===============
Last week, Kansas won 31-21 against Baylor (0-1).
This week, the Jayhawks will host Washington (0-1).

=============== FIU Golden Panthers (1-0) ===============
Last week, FIU won 71-0 against Toledo (0-1).
This week, the Golden Panthers travel to Kalamazoo to face the Western Michigan Broncos (1-1).

=============== Hawai'i Warriors (0-1) ===============
Last week, Hawai'i lost 35-28 against USC (1-0).
This week, the Warriors travel to Stanford to face the Stanford Cardinal (1-1).

=============== Fresno State Bulldogs (2-0) ===============
Last week, Fresno State won 27-21 against UCLA (0-1).
This week, the Bulldogs travel to Eugene to face the #4 Oregon Ducks (1-0).
In recruiting news, the following Fresno State targets have announced their decisions:
- (**) CB Brian Kramer has committed to Fresno State

=============== Southern Miss Golden Eagles (1-0) ===============
Last week, Southern Miss won 24-20 against Nebraska (0-1).
This week, the Golden Eagles are idle.
In recruiting news, the following Southern Miss targets have announced their decisions:
- (***) C Daniel Davis has committed to Southern Miss

=============== Temple Owls (0-0) ===============
Last week the Owls were idle.
This week, the Owls will host Tennessee (0-0).
In recruiting news, the following Temple targets have announced their decisions:
- (***) FS Paul Keith has committed to Pittsburgh

=============== Colorado Buffaloes (1-0) ===============
Last week, Colorado won 42-21 against Colorado State (0-1).
This week, the Buffaloes travel to Pullman to face the Washington State Cougars (0-0).
In recruiting news, the following Colorado targets have announced their decisions:
- (***) FS Manny Marshall has committed to Colorado

Here comes my first beating this year. Facing #4 Oregon in Eugene. I wonder what the point spread is?

So Spy when do you want to do this.

Indiana bests Penn State 48-30, although the score was a bit tighter than this (I was a jerk and threw for a 49 yard TD on the last play of the game). IU scored almost every way possible: FG, passing, INT return for a TD, fumble return for a TD, and even a punt return for a TD! I've only seen one punt return TD in playing this game for 3 years (and that was Leroy playing against me in a game that eventually froze up).

Neither offense played particularly well in this game. PSU had 5 turnovers, including 3 INTs and 2 lost fumbles. Two of those turnovers came in the first quarter, which ended with a 7-7 tie after both teams had about 4 possessions each. IU threw some costly picks in the second quarter, and went into the half down 21-20. At one point in the game, IU was 0-7 on 3rd down conversions...ugly.

Even so, the second half, however, belonged to IU. I finally converted a 3rd down late in the 4th, which helped deplete the time left for PSU, eventually giving me the win. (I finished 3-12 on 3rd down conversions...and my starting QB was only 5-15 before going out midway through the 3rd quarter to injury.)

My FG kicker is listed as the official player of the game after booting through 4 FGs. However, it probably should have been my star CB, who returned an INT and a fumble for TDs. However, he also played very aggressively, giving up at least 2 very big plays when he tried to go for INTs.

Once again my defense gave up a lot of yards, 456 to be exact. My total through three games is probably already above 1200 yards of opponents' offense. However, IU also has 9 defensive INTs through 3 games to go along with 3 fumble recoveries. That's good...because I've thrown 7 INTs.

And f*ck!

The highlight upload didn't work, so no one can watch my punt return TD! (By which I mean me, since I was planning to watch it over and over again in an attempt to relive that glory...)

EDIT: Well, here at least is the punt return.

firesloth wrote:

And f*ck!

The highlight upload didn't work, so no one can watch my punt return TD! (By which I mean me, since I was planning to watch it over and over again in an attempt to relive that glory...)

EDIT: Well, here at least is the punt return.

I have noticed that too. They need to fix that pronto!

Isn't the no huddle broke? Especially when playing the CPU, they don't know how to adjust. It was broke in last years game and I would think its broke in this years game since the safeties don't know how to cover. Maybe it will be fixed in late August with the patch.

I might try the no huddle next game and see if I can drop 70 plus on the ai. Might even have a glass of wine with my cheese!!!

When you run no huddle, the defense automatically switches everyone to spy the QB.....which means you can run streaks all day...

Kansas gives up 21 first quarter points, and Washington held on to win 31-20. Kansas rallied to make it 21-20 late in the third, but gave up a long TD run, and could not muster another drive to get back into the game.

The story was turnovers, as each team coughed it up four times. Cruddy way to start conference play.

BTW, I had Hold Blocks set to aggressive the whole game, and came away with just two penalties. Washington had two, as well.

Leroyog wrote:

When you run no huddle, the defense automatically switches everyone to spy the QB.....which means you can run streaks all day...

That is sad and good to know.

shag26 wrote:
Leroyog wrote:

When you run no huddle, the defense automatically switches everyone to spy the QB.....which means you can run streaks all day...

That is sad and good to know.

Yeah, more the first of these: sad. How in the world could they let this get through testing? Do they even playtest these things these days? Maybe the community's complaints about stats not working out a few years ago distracted them from what's really important.

I did see the safety try to blitz when I went no-huddle at the end of the first half against PSU, but I thought that was just the AI coach being aggressive, not just plain stupid.

They either fixed it with this week's patch or will in the next patch

I just ran a test. And I didn't see this. In fact I've never seen the dense make every player a spy.

What I have seen the CPU do on offense, so I assume it is doing the same on defense, is use the no-huddle, but choose formation that it doesn't have the personell for. So it might use 5 wide to get first down, and then lie-up in a jumbo ace package.

So if it is in a 4-3, I could see it going to a dime, but using LB's as extra CB's.

The rumor, which actually makes a lot of sense, at OS abut the AI letting players get deep so easily is related to the the use of aggressive zones by the CPU. If you set the coach to more conservative in the coach settings, this doesn't happen.

Hopefully this will get fixed in the second patch.

willhouse4078 wrote:

So Spy when do you want to do this.

When is convenient for you? I am typically available after 9pm EST.

firesloth wrote:
shag26 wrote:
Leroyog wrote:

When you run no huddle, the defense automatically switches everyone to spy the QB.....which means you can run streaks all day...

That is sad and good to know.

Yeah, more the first of these: sad. How in the world could they let this get through testing? Do they even playtest these things these days? Maybe the community's complaints about stats not working out a few years ago distracted them from what's really important.

I did see the safety try to blitz when I went no-huddle at the end of the first half against PSU, but I thought that was just the AI coach being aggressive, not just plain stupid.

That got patched out the very first update and only occurred when an offense was running no huddle and the defense chose a man coverage play BEFORE the offense in the no huddle play call screen.

Jayhawker wrote:

You know, Frankie and Ruthless have a Heisman Dynasty going if you get bored with showing off your mad skills to us pedestrians.

I'm not sure I would play a game if the result was 71-0 scores and 13 sacks. It would be sitting on a Gamestop used game shelf. I have more fun not knowing how to nano blitz and and read every defense so that I know which one of five plays will shred it.

I left last year's league and previous year because of your problems with the way I play the game. You have griped about me ever since the game we played when I beat you and then after my son beat you. You have a conception of the "way" you believe the game should be played and the "way" you enjoy them should be how everyone enjoys them. I view the game as a chess match and creating schemes and new plays is the meta game for me. Most of those 13 sacks came from 8 minute quarters and the AI holding on to the ball during screen plays if receiver is covered. If you want better sack numbers use the LB Rush package. On offense read the safeties for man or zone at the snap as well as how the CB moves to cover your outside WRs. This is exactly how a real QB does it. Finally, rather than your veiled comments be upfront if you don't want me to play in the league. Your commentary and insinuations gets rather tiresome. Football is a pleasure for me, I leave the drama for the Intelligence Community's acquisition process.