Ultimate Battle for Ultimate Destiny: First Round

1996-2014 K-State Football

2001 vs 1999

Today’s game will complete the first round, and have us down to just 8 teams remaining. Will it be the 2001 team that tried to keep the ball rolling and failed, or the 1999 team that succeeded?

You can see all the match ups so far, as well as the methodology, here.
Remember, we run the simulation on whatifsports.com, so if you don’t like the results, fight them.

The Matchup

 20011999
Seed143
Record6-6 (3-5 Big 12)11-1 (7-1 Big 12)
Head CoachBill SnyderBill Snyder
BowlInsight.com (vs Syracuse; L 26-3)Holiday (vs Washington; W 24-20)
Big 12 Award winners1st Team: Ben Leber, LB.

2nd Team: Josh Scobey, RB; Tank Reese, DL (Coaches); Terence Newman, DB (Coaches); Aaron Lockett, KR (Coaches).

3rd Team (Coaches only): Nick Leckey, OL; Henry Bryant, DE; Jon McGraw, DB.

Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Tank Reese
1st Team: Quincy Morgan, WR; Randall Cummins, C (Coaches); Jamie Rheem, PK; David Allen, PR; Darren Howard, DE; Mark Simoneau, LB; Lamar Chapman, FS.

2nd Team (Coaches): Aaron Lockett, WR; Mario Fatafehi, DT; Jarrod Cooper, SS.

Defensive Player of the Year: Mark Simoneau

Defensive Newcomer of the Year: Mario Fatafehi
Pre-Tournament Salute Ranking#12#6

Seeding and methodology here

The Game

First Quarter

It’s all defense in the first quarter. The 2001 team starts out with a nice drive that results in a Joe Rheem field goal attempt, but it ends up with a 50 yard miss. On their 2nd drive of the game Lamar Chapman picks off Ell Roberson and returns it to the 13 yard line. Jonathon Beasley can’t connect with Quincy Morgan in the end zone so they settle for a Jamie Rheem field goal.  1999 leads 3-0.

Second Quarter

1999 had their first strong drive of the game going at the end of the 1st, and they carry it into the 2nd with a touchdown. Joe Hall caps off the 8 play, 54 yard drive with a 2 yard touchdown dive. 1999 leads 10-0.

Later in the quarter it’s all the arm of Beasley. He connects with Quincy Morgan on the drive, and then later finishes it off with a touchdown pass to Shad Meier, and it looks like the rout may be on. 1999 leads 17-0.

On the next drive for 2001, Josh Scobey is able to string some nice runs together and they pound their way to the 24 yard line. Joe Rheem comes in and misses his 2nd attempt for the 2001 team. 1999 takes over and Frank Murphy breaks free for a 57 yard gain. Joe Hall picks up the final 18 on the next play and now 1999 leads 24-0.

Thanks to a huge run by Josh Scobey, the 2001 team is able to get into field goal range, and the younger Rheem finally connects for them as time expires. 1999 leads 24-3.

Third Quarter

On the opening drive of the 2nd half, the 1999 team gets all the down to 3nd and goal at the 1. Beasley gets stuffed at the line of scrimmage, and they go for it on 4th down, but Joe Hall can’t get around the corner and they’re stopped.

Late in the quarter Joe Rheem connects on a 28 yard field goal for the 2001 team. 1999 leads 24-6.

Fourth Quarter

On the first drive of the quarter, Beasley extends it for the 1999 team, throwing to some freshman named Aaron Lockett. They’re not able to get into the end zone, but Jamie Rheem connects and 1999 leads 27-6.

After getting the short field when the 2001 team couldn’t convert a 4th down attempt, Joe Hall makes gets another turn in the end zone. 1999 leads 34-6. Then add in one more Jamie Rheem field goal and you have today’s final score.

Score by Quarters  Score 
2001 0 3 6
1999 3 21 13  37

And now we move on to the 2nd round…

Game Leaders:

CapturePlayer of the Game
Joe Hall
’99 Running Back
18 carries, 88 yds, 3 TDs

Leading Receiver
’99 Aaron Lockett

3 rec, 58 yds, 0 TDs

Leading Passer
’99 Jonathon Beasley
10/16, 155 yds, 1 TD, 0 INT

The Bracketultimate bracket

Game 12 next week: 2nd Round: 2007 vs 1996

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