Layne Ducks knock off The Mad Scientist in 120.54-85.60 rout
Both teams outperformed their projected point totals, but Layne Ducks beat The Mad Scientist, rolling to a 120.54-85.60 win. The Mad Scientist pulled out to a 6.00-point lead on Thursday, but it was all Layne Ducks after that. They were led by Ryan Tannehill, who passed for 391 yards and 3 touchdowns and ran for 19 yards for 28.54 points, and Derrick Henry, who ran for 103 yards and 2 touchdowns (22.9 points). Sam Darnold (270 Pass Yds, 2 Pass TDs) and Robby Anderson (7 Rec, 116 Rec Yds, 1 Rec TD) were the leaders for The Mad Scientist in the loss. This marks the first time this season Layne Ducks have gotten the best of The Mad Scientist, after falling 113.26-106.48 in their last matchup. Layne Ducks will look to keep it going in next week's semifinal round, while The Mad Scientist attempt to rebound and lock up 5th Place.
There were players with big-time moments for both teams early Sunday, but it was The Mad Scientist who grabbed the lead, 54.20-31.50. For Layne Ducks, DeAndre Hopkins had a 43-yard touchdown catch. Sam Darnold connected with Robby Anderson for a 26-yard touchdown pass for The Mad Scientist.
Ryan Tannehill had a 91-yard touchdown pass and a 42-yard pass for Layne Ducks, while Julian Edelman had a 37-yard touchdown catch to contribute to a 103.24-85.60 lead for Layne Ducks.
Gurley II racked up 113 yards from scrimmage and ran for a touchdown as the Rams beat the Seahawks 28-12. In doing so, he put up 17.3 points to scored 66.0% higher than his 10.42-point projection, the highest percentage of any player on Layne Ducks this week. Next week, Gurley II will play the Cowboys.
Identifying mismatches is a huge component to winning in football. With great performances by Derrick Henry and Todd Gurley II, our team made that a point of emphasis this past week. We nearly tripled The Mad Scientist at running back (40.2 points to 14.4). Henry had 109 total yards and two TDs, while Gurley II logged 113 yards.
The Mad Scientist
With only five catches this past week, the starting running backs for The Mad Scientist should remind their quarterbacks to get them more involved (and dial up a screen play or two).