Authorities say former Detroit Lions wide receiver Titus Young has been arrested in California for the third time in a week.
Orange County Sheriff’s spokesman Lt. Joe Balicki says the 23-year-old Young was arrested late Friday in San Clemente for allegedly breaking into a home.
Balicki says Young fought with deputies after a foot chase.
He has been charged with attempted burglary, assaulting a police officer and resisting arrest. He is in custody Sunday on $75,000 bail.
Last Sunday, Young was arrested in Riverside County on suspicion of driving under the influence then arrested again the same day for trying to take his car from a tow yard.
Former Detroit Lions wide receiver is not having a good week, and is apparently trying to do Cliff Harris type things. Young was arrested for suspicion of DUI early last Sunday morning. He spent the night in jail and his car spent the night at a local impound. Young decided just a short 15 hours after his first arrest that his car had been in the impound long enough and tried to break into the lot to steal it back. He was promptly arrested.
According to NFL.com:
Young was arrested for suspicion of DUI early Sunday morning. Hours after he was released from the detention center Sunday afternoon, police responded to a call about a man jumping over the fence of a tow company yard. It turns out it Young was looking for his black Mustang that was towed following his DUI arrest.
Officers then arrested Young again, this time on a burglary charge, when it was determined that he was trying to abscond with his own vehicle.
Think of the NFL wide receivers you might consider “as good as” the Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson. Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall, maybe Roddy White.
What about Titus Young?
That’s a rhetorical question, of course, but it seems the now-ex Lions receiver, cut from the team Monday, was serious last December during a conversation with his high school football coach.
Courtesy of the Detroit Free Press:
E.C. Robinson, Young’s high school coach, said Young came to his house on Christmas and the two talked about his problems with the Lions.
“He did tell me he thought he was just as good Megatron,” Robinson recalled late last month. “I said, ‘Titus, come on.’ I said, ‘Come on, man. Who you talking to?’ I said, ‘Come on, you’re as good as that guy? This guy is the real deal.’ And he really believes this. And he was sincere about it. ‘Ah man, I’m better than him.’ I said, ‘No, you’re not. Be real, man. Come on.’ So I don’t know, I’m hoping for the best for him.”
Young was drafted with the 43rd overall pick in 2011, ahead of the likes of Torrey Smith (No. 58) and Randall Cobb (No. 64). To think Young hasn’t even reached the level of those receivers in his draft class must be so disappointing to Lions general manager Martin Mayhew.
This game goes down on the ESPN2 network and it features Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs taking on Boise State University Broncos at Bronco Stadium.
Head coach Sonny Dykes is in his first year of head coaching and enters tonight’s matchup with a 3-4 overall record and 2-1 in Western Athletic Conference after spending two years as offensive coordinator under Mike Stoops. The Bulldogs last weekend beat Idaho 48-35 at home to build a two game winning streak and look to take that momentum on the road.
The Bulldogs are lead by senior quarterback Ross Jenkins, 885 yards 6 touchdowns 2 INTs, who missed three of the teams four losses due to an injury. The Bulldogs though are glad to have Jenkins back at full strength since he is completing 70.5 percent of his throws.
Coach Dykes likes to put the ball in the air and that rings benefits for junior wide receiver Taulib Ikharo, 309 yards 1 touchdown, and sophomore Richie Casey, 308 yards 2 touchdowns, as they both have over 25 receptions. The rushing attack is handled by Tennessee transfer junior Lennon Creer, 568 yards 4 touchdowns, who is averaging 6.0 yards per carry.
Head coach Chris Petersen has his Broncos once again perfect on the season and trying to get voters to give them a shot at the BCS National Championship game. The Broncos are 6-0 overall with a 2-0 record in the WAC and are playing in the schools first ever Tuesday night game. The offensive duties are handled by junior quarterback Kellen Moore, 1567 yards 16 touchdowns 1 INT, who has been only sack twice on the year allowing him to stay upright and complete 69.5 percent of his throws. He leads team that is 4th in nation in scoring and 13th in passing yards per game.
When Moore looks down field he often looks in the direction of senior wide receiver Titus Young, 581 yards 4 touchdowns, and senior Austin Pettis, 387 yards 4 touchdowns, to move the chains. The rushing attack turned into a two running back system ever since D.J. Harper was lost for the season. The majority of the rushing carries are given to junior Doug Martin, 544 yards 4 touchdowns, who is averaging 7.4 yards per carry but the short yardage situations are handled by senior Jeremy Avery, 192 yards 5 touchdowns.
Defensively the Broncos are only allowing 12 points per game which is good for 2nd best in the nation.
Louisiana Tech has dropped eight in a row to the Broncos, including a 45-35 defeat last season.
PICK: Boise State University Broncos
This game goes down on the ABC network and it features the Oregon State University Beavers taking on Boise State University Broncos in Idaho.
Boise State hasn’t lost a regular-season game at home in more than nine years and have the second longest winning streak at 16, only Alabama. The Broncos have won 56 consecutive home games in the regular season since a 41-20 loss to Washington State on Sept. 8, 2001. Head coach Chris Petersen brings his Broncos back home 2-0 after thrashing Wyoming 51-6. The Broncos are lead by the junior left-handed quarterback Kellen Moore who is 28-1 with 69 touchdown passes and 14 interceptions in his collegiate career.
The Broncos are more than just Moore though as they have talented wide receivers junior Titus Young, 174 yards one touchdown, and junior Austin Pettis, 161 yards 3 touchdowns, which have led to the success of the Broncos over the years.
Boise State now possesses the second-best run defense in the country behind only Texas giving up only 53.5 ypg.
Oregon State head coach Mike Riley brings his team to the blue field in Idaho 1-1 but has watched sophomore quarterback Ryan Katz, 301 yards 4 touchdowns, become comfortable as the Beavers starting quarterback. Luckily for the Beavers it’s not all up to Katz as he has the luxury of having the truth in junior running back Jacquizz Rodgers, 207 yards 3 touchdowns, and his brother senior James Rodgers, 102 yards one touchdown, at wide receiver.
As much attention should be devoted to Jacquizz Rodgers it still brings up the question as to why the Beavers rank 90th in the nation with an average of only 125 ypg.
The run defense for the Beavers has been beaten up in just two games, allowing 221.5 ypg and the pass defense is giving up 231.5 ypg while only recording two sacks.
The Beavers hold a 4-2 advantage in the all-time series with Boise State but it was the Broncos who recorded the last win 42-14 in 2006.
PICK: Boise State University Broncos
This game goes down on the CBS Sports Channel network and it features the Boise State University Broncos take on the University of Wyoming Cowboys at War Memorial Stadium in Laramie.
Boise State get back to action on the field since having an open week after coming off their huge 33-30 road win in Washington DC over Virgina Tech. The Broncos will put their 15 game winning streak on the line and it’s lead by junior quarterback Kellen Moore, 23-38 for 215 yards 3 touchdowns.
Moore has a talented team surrounding him with standout senior wide receivers Titus Young, 80 yards, and Austin Pettis, 73 yards 2 touchdowns, as well as productive backfield of junior Doug Martin, 83 yards, junior D.J. Harper, 80 yards one touchdown, and senior Jeremy Avery, 26 yards in part of one of the nations top scoring offenses.
Head coach Chris Petersen has an aggressive and smart defense that gets often overlooked but still ranked 14th in 300.2 ypg allowed and 17 ppg.
Wyoming head coach Dave Christensen rallied his team in the wake of freshman linebacker Ruben Narcisse death, who died in a car accident, to play Texas before losing 34-7 in Austin just days after.
The Cowboys sophomore quarterback Austyn Carta-Samuels,16-24 for 160 yards and 12 rushes for 25 one touchdown, showed pose on a big stage out on the road as he provided the teams only score. Senior wide receiver Zach Bolger,39 yards, was the top man in that department.
The Cowboys defense did hold the Longhorns to just 389 yards of total offense.
The Broncos are a perfect 4-0 over the years against Wyoming with the Broncos most recent win coming in 2007 and a score of 24-14.
PICK: Boise State University Broncos
This game goes down on the ESPN network and it features Boise State University Broncos taking on the Virginia Tech Hokies at FedEx Field for the first-ever meeting between these two schools.
Broncos head coach Chris Petersen has built a winning program at Boise State amassing a 49-4 record in his four seasons, including leading the Broncos to 26 wins in their last 27 games. Last year Boise State finished first in the WAC and 14-0 overall to become just the second team in NCAA history to record a 14-0 season. They capped off last season with 17-10 win over TCU in the Fiesta Bowl.
Boise State returns all but one starter but the prize of the Broncos is star junior quarterback Kellen Moore, 3,536 yards 39 touchdowns 3 INTS, who ranked second in the nation last year in pass efficiency at 161.65 percent. Even more impressive is the fact that Moore attempted 431 passes a year ago and had just three interceptions, setting a new NCAA record for the lowest percentage of passes (0.69) picked off.
Moore will once again be connecting with wide receives Austin Pettis, 63 receptions 855 yards and 14 touchdowns, Titus Young, 79 receptions 1,041 yards and 10 touchdowns. Senior Jeremy Avery, 1,151 yards 6 touchdowns, will again be the primary ball carrier, but a healthy D.J. Harper will only further enhance a strong ground game that netted 186.1 yards per game in 2009.
Boise State is not just an offensive team but are sound defensively too when they lead the WAC and 14th in the nation in holding opponents to an average of 17 points. Leading the way on the defensive line is defensive end Ryan Winterswyk, 17 tackles for loss, 9 sacks. Winterswyk is joined on the line by Billy Winn, 12.5 tackles for loss and 6 sacks.
Virginia Tech finished last season 10-3 and 6-2 in the ACC. It was capped of by a 37-14 win over Tennessee in the Chik-fil-A Bowl. Frank Beamer’s Hokies though have lost seven starters from that squad that finished second in the ACC. The Hokies have a dynamic offense centered around senior quarterback Tyrod Taylor, 2,311 yards 13 touchdowns 5 INTS and rushed for 370 yards 5 touchdowns in his first full season as starter.
Virginia Tech’s offensive will also bring back running backs Ryan Williams, 1,655 yards and 21 touchdowns, Darren Evans the 2008 ACC Freshman of the Year is ready to return after being lost to a knee injury last year before the season even started. Williams captalized on his opportunity and brok the ACC freshman yardage record Evans set in 2008.
The Hokies don’t throw the ball much and barely nothing compared to Boise State. However Taylor has his top three targets back in Jarrett Boykin, 835 yards 5 touchdowns, Danny Coale, 614 yards 2 touchdowns, and Dyrell Roberts, 390 yards.
Bud Fosters defense limited opponents to 15 ppg, on just 295.5 yards of total offense but returns only five starters from that unit this season. The defense is lead by junior linebacker Barquell Rivers, 96 tackles 6.5 tackles for loss and defensive back Rashad Carmichael, 6 INTS, who is one of the best cover corners in all of the nation.
PICK: Boise State University Broncos
The 40th annual Fiesta Bowl with see two undefeated teams face off as the Mountain West Conference will be represented by the 12-0 TCU Horned Frogs and representing the Western Athletic Conference is the 13-0 Boise State Broncos in Glendale, Arizona. The two teams faced each other in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl, with TCU prevailing in a 17-16 final.
The Broncos are making their second appearance in a BCS game, the first considered one of the greatest college football games ever played when they outlasted Oklahoma in a triple-overtime thriller in the 2007 Fiesta Bowl, 43-42. Boise State, which is 5-4 all-time in bowl games, is coached by Chris Petersen, and he owns an incredible 48-4 record in four years at the helm.
Led by star quarterback Kellen Moore, Boise State has one of the most potent offenses in all of college football, averaging a national-best 44 ppg behind 460.5 total ypg. Moore is just a sophomore has thrown for 3,325 yards with 39 touchdowns against only 3 interceptions. His 39 scoring strikes are a school record, and his 167.35 passer rating had him ranked No. 1 in the nation at the end of the regular season. Receivers Titus Young and Austin Pettis have been the primary targets hauling in 71 and 62 passes and combining for 1,819 yards and 24 TDs. The BSU run game has done a nice job in keeping opposing defenses honest as Jeremy Avery finished the regular season with 1,131 yards and 6 scores and Doug Martin had 723 yards with 14 scores. The Broncos have outscored the opposition by a whopping 334-92 margin in the first half.
Defensively, Boise State has gotten it done yielding 17 ppg and only 299.6 total ypg. The effort against the pass has been particularly impressive with opponents coming up with just 172.8 ypg. Jeron Johnson has four picks to match Brandon Thompson and he leads the team in tackles with 88. Ryan Winterswyk is the club’s top sack man with 8.5, coming in just ahead of Billy Winn who has 6.
TCU is 12-0 for the first time in school history, and own a 11-13-1 record in 25 previous bowl games. Gary Patterson is 85-27 in charge of the TCU football program and TCU owns the nation’s second-longest winning streak 14 games behind only Texas 17 games, is fourth in the country in scoring 40 ppg.
The Horned Frogs utilize a formidable rushing attack that generates 256.5 ypg which is fifth nationally and has accounted for 35 touchdowns. The aerial assault generates 212.6 ypg and has resulted in 23 scores. The Frogs had four guys rush for more than 500 yards this season, with Joseph Turner heading the group with 732 yards and 11 touchdowns. Andy Dalton is TCU’s quarterback and has thrown for 2,484 yards with 22 touchdowns against only 5 interceptions and rushing for 522 yards and 3 scores. Jeremy Kerley led the team with 38 grabs for 467 yards and 2 scores and Antoine Hicks had only had 19 catches but 6 touchdowns.
From a defensive standpoint, few teams in the nation can match the Horned Frogs intensity or ability to shut down the opposition. TCU is giving up just 12 ppg, and foes have found it nearly impossible to run the football, averaging a mere 80.5 ppg, and the Frogs have permitted just 7 rushing scores all year. TCU has also done a tremendous job defending the pass, permitting a mere 152.8 ypg through the air with only 10 touchdowns. The opposition is averaging just 2.6 yards per carry and only 5.1 yards per pass attempt. Linebacker Daryl Washington is the team’s leading tackler with 99 stops, and he is tied for the club lead in interceptions with Tejay Johnson at three apiece. Jerry Hughes is a force along the TCU defensive line, logging 11.5 sacks.
The all-time series between these two teams in knotted at 1-1, with both meetings taking place in bowl games. In addition to last year’s Poinsettia Bowl, the first encounter took place in the 2003 Fort Worth Bowl, TCU’s home turf. Despite playing in enemy territory, the Broncos rode off with a 34-31 win. Again these two teams faced each other in the 2008 Poinsettia Bowl, with TCU prevailing in a 17-16 final.
Kellen Moore will try to lead Boise State to an 11th straight victory when they play their final road game of 2009 against Utah State. Moore’s prolific year continued as he led Boise State to a 63-25 drubbing of Idaho. The sophomore threw for 299 yards and five touchdowns, four to wide receiver Austin Pettis.
Moore leads the nation with 32 touchdown passes while throwing just three interceptions and completing 67.7 percent of his passes. In the last five games, he has racked up 19 touchdowns and been picked off once.
That’s because his prolific play and the nation’s highest-scoring offense has Boise State (10-0, 5-0 Western Athletic Conference) on the verge of its fourth undefeated regular season in six years. The Broncos also entered their bowl game without a loss in 2004, 2006 and last year.
Head coach Chris Petersen Broncos were left out of the Bowl Championship Series last season because Utah was unbeaten and ranked higher — and typically, only one team from a non-BCS conference can reach one of the top bowls. This season, that bid seems likely to go to TCU, which beat Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl last year.
Pettis has a school-record 14 touchdown receptions this season, with Titus Young 13 total TDs also among the offensive weapons that have helped Moore.
Utah State (3-7, 2-4) doesn’t figure to present a major challenge, having lost eight in a row to Boise State. In the teams’ four meetings as WAC rivals since the start of 2005, the Broncos averaged 48.8 points, and Moore was 27 of 36 for 362 yards and two touchdowns in a 49-14 home victory last Nov. 8.
The Aggies are coming off a 24-9 win over San Jose State, the last-place team in the WAC. Utah State rolled up 381 rushing yards, led by sophomore Robert Turbin with a career-high 190 and two touchdowns.
Turbin is 15th in the country with 1,122 yards, but Utah State has had major problems on defense, ranking 106th nationally. Even after shutting down San Jose State, coach Gary Andersen’s Aggies are allowing more than 30 points per game.
Boise State will have to play without a pair of minor offensive contributors who are expected to miss the rest of the season. Tight end Richie Brockel injured his left foot against Idaho, while running back Matt Kaiserman broke his right leg after throwing for a touchdown.
PICK: Boise State University Broncos
A berth in a BCS bowl game seems possible for Boise State if it can make it through its conference schedule unscathed.
The Broncos begin pursuit of their seventh Western Athletic Conference title in eight years at Fresno State, which is coming off a heartbreaking loss. Boise State (2-0) is heavily favored to take the WAC again after outscoring opponents by an average of 31.1 points in winning all eight league games last year. With a conference championship and an undefeated season in 2008, the Broncos were hoping to land in a BCS bowl for the second time in three years, but instead went to the Poinsettia Bowl. The Broncos have been close to perfect every season in conference play since their title run began in 2002, going 54-2.
One of those defeats came at Fresno State by head coach Pat hill in 2005.The Broncos have won three straight over the Bulldogs since then, beating them 61-10 last season. Boise State out gained Fresno State 494-294 in that game, and the Broncos’ offense and defense are looking similarly dominant this season after setting the tone for 2009 with a 19-8 victory over Oregon in its opener.
Boise State defeated Miami of Ohio 48-0 on Saturday, getting 307 passing yards and career-high four touchdowns from Kellen Moore even though he played less than three quarters. Titus Young finished with six catches for 114 yards and two touchdowns, and he has emerged as one of Moore’s favorite targets. Young’s speed and deep-threat potential give the Broncos a dimension they lacked last year.
With Moore throwing for 211 yards and two touchdowns against the Bulldogs last season and Young stepping up the receiving,head coach Chris Petersen has to be looking for improvement from the ground game. The backfield tandem of D.J. Harper and Jeremy Avery looked flat and only tallied 127 yards against the RedHawks.
While Boise State’s offense is rounding into form, the defense already looks like one of the best in the country, having only yielding eight points and 346 yards through the first two games. They have given up 69 rushing yards on 43 attempts but will be tested against a powerful running game lead by running back Ryan Mathews, who has rushed for 213 yards on 30 attempts, the Bulldogs have amassed 489 yards on the ground. The Bulldogs had no trouble moving the ball against Wisconsin, costly turnovers down the stretch kept them from leaving Camp Randall Stadium with a win.
Fresno State (1-1) opened up a 21-7 lead midway through the second quarter on three touchdown passes by Ryan Colburn, but the junior threw three second-half interceptions and the Bulldogs lost 34-31 in double overtime.
Fresno State has lost nine straight against ranked opponents since defeating Virginia 37-34 in overtime in the 2004 MPC Computers Bowl.
PICK: Boise State University Broncos
The University of Oregon Ducks fast-paced offense over the past two seasons, there’s little reason to believe the Ducks will have a drop-off as Chip Kelly makes the transition from coordinator to head coach. Sixteenth-ranked Oregon begins the Kelly era on the imposing blue turf of Bronco Stadium, where No. 14 Boise State University Broncos will look to win its 50th regular-season game in a row. The Broncos stunned the Ducks in Eugene, Oregon a year ago.
The Ducks were expected to rebuild in the last season of Mike Bellotti’s but instead were one of the nation’s most dangerous offenses in Kelly’s second year as offensive coordinator. Oregon finished seventh in the country in scoring offense (41.9 points per game) behind the running tandem of LeGarrette Blount, which led the nation’s second-ranked rushing offense (280.1 yards per game). The Ducks found out late last season that they have a reliable quarterback in. Junior Jeremiah Masoli who threw for 830 yards and six touchdowns and ran for seven more. Oregon averaged 54.0 points in winning its final three games, including a 42-31 victory over No. 13 Oklahoma State in the Holiday Bowl to secure a No. 10 finish.
Boise State quarterback Kellen Moore, meanwhile went on to throw for 3,486 yards and 25 touchdowns in leading the Broncos to a 12-0 regular season in 2008 and a No. 9 ranking heading into a Poinsettia Bowl meeting with 11th-ranked TCU. He failed to throw for a touchdown in that game, and TCU ran for 275 yards and limiting Boise State to 28, in a 17-16 win. The Broncos return 12 starters, six on each side of the ball and that’s enough for them to win their seventh WAC title in eight years.
Boise State was third in the nation in scoring defense (12.6 points per game) last season, and corner-back Kyle Wilson was the WAC’s defensive player of the year after leading the team with five interceptions last year. He also returned three punts for touchdowns. The Broncos hasn’t lost a regular-season game in Bronco Stadium since a 41-20 loss to Washington State on Sept. 8, 2001.
PICK: Boise State University Broncos