This was easily the most anticipated game of the night. Itwas standing room and only and we had some celebrities on hand. Arizona Cardinals players Matt Leinhart, Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Bolden were there. As was Stanford head coach Jim Harbaugh and his staff. Boise State was in attendance as well for what turned out to be a defensive struggle.
Neither team scored in the 1st as Hamilton's best shot was a 38 yard field goal that was no good.
Both teams exchanged turnovers as Seyi Adebayo forced a fumble that was recovered by Brett Fitzgerald of Brophy. It went for nothing as Hamilton LB Rueben Robinson intercepted a Brophy pass.
Late in the 2nd, Hamilton QB Zak Hambsch hooked up with WR Drew Terrell for two nice gains and RB Dante Alexander scampered to the left for a 36 yard. Score 7-0 Hamilton.
The Hamilton D forced a turnover on downs and the Huskies got the ball back with under a minute to go. Alexander busted off a 25yard run and Hambsch hit Terrell for 25 more to get them in field goal range. This time kicker Yannick Metz connected from 41 yards out. Score at the half 10-0 Hamilton.
The second half was all defense on both sides of the ball as neither team managed a scoring drive. Both team's QBs were pressured all night long and the defenses held each other in check for the most part.
Fianl 10-0 Hamilton
The Brophy D played their hearts out but got little help from the offense. The Broncos never really made a legit threat at scoring.
My hat goes off to Hamilton's D as well. I am not sure that Brophy passed the 50 in the second half. Coach Molander did a great job of keeping Hamilton on their toes. He used multiple formations and motions to keep them guessing but these schemes were not quite enough to be a team as big, talented and fast as Hamilton.
Hamilton defense. Ryan Milus, Rueben Robinson and Mike Sylvestre palyed their hearts out and each had several big plays. Little LB Andrew Stemple made plays all night for the Huskies.
Hamilton v. Brophy
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