Monthly Archives: October 2017

Winning that first race validates you among your peers as legitimate and capable.

“My biggest disappointment is we’re ahead 24-3 in the game and we didn’t finish the game,” Saban said.

Later in the third quarter Robert Foster simply dropped what should have been an easy catch before fumbling after a catch on the same drive. It was Alabama’s first turnover since Nov. 24, 2016 — a span of 638 plays — and earned Foster a talking to from Saban as soon as he reached the sideline.

The Aggies led 3-0 early after Daniel LaCamera made the longest field goal of his career and the first over 50 yards with a 52-yard field goal.

The lead didn’t last long as Damien Harris ran 75 yards for a touchdown on the first play of the next series.

What Hendrick may not know is how you settle down a young driver with loads of talent who may be guilty of overthinking the situation.

You see, winning that first Cup race is the most important task for any driver, otherwise they wouldn’t talk so much about it.

It rewards you in a way that nothing else can in the competitive circles of driving a race car.

The psychological value of winning is so enormously beneficial that Cheap Custom NFL Jerseys I don’t think it can be reasonably dissected or described.

But I can tell you firsthand how important it is, because it took me 174 races to get my first. Getting close to winning fuels the fire, but if it is allowed to go Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys on for too long, it has a reverse effect and begins to suffocate you when it matters most.

Leafs coach Mike Babcock started shuffling his lines late in the third and it paid off with two goals in less than three minutes.

First, Brown beat Forsberg with Leo Komarov setting the screen in front with seven minutes to go in regulation.

Then, van Riemsdyk tied the game on the power play, deflecting a Tyler Bozak shot past Forsberg with 4:18 remaining.

Both clubs entered the night with a league-high 15 goals for in their first two games. … Leafs defenseman Connor Carrick was replaced in the lineup by Andreas Borgman.

Wake Forest had its most productive period at the end, gaining both its touchdowns and 136 of its 336 yards of total offense in the fourth quarter. Demon Deacons coach Clawson did not want to make this a tale of a team hanging tough. “We kept playing hard, we kept competing. I think that’s a good habit,” he said.

It’s looking more and more like a two-team race to the national championship game once more. Clemson is a solid No. 2 behind top-ranked Alabama and has a Cheap Authentic Baseball Jerseys defense that can withstand problems and changes on offense.

Wake Forest quarterback John Wolford did not play because of a left Cheap China Jerseys shoulder injury. Sophomore Kendall Hinton opened the game for the Demon Deacons. Hinton started three games previous in his college career. Given the week off, Clawson want confident that Wolford will be back for the Demon Deacons next game in two weeks. Clawson said if Hinton had gotten hurt, Wolford could’ve seen action.

N. Illinois defense handles Kent St. in 24-3 victory

Marcus Childers threw three touchdowns and Northern Illinois’ defense suffocated Kent State’s offense with a 24-3 win on Saturday night in the Huskies’ Mid-American Conference opener.

Northern Illinois (3-2, 1-0) held Kent State to 29 yards passing and intercepted Dustin Crum once and George Bollas twice.

Crum rushed for 77 of Kent State’s 131 total yards. The Huskies defense also forced and recovered a fumble and held Kent State (1-5, 0-2) to 2 for 16 on third-down conversions.

Childers, meanwhile, threw for 114 yards and rushed for 65. Childers threw touchdown passes of 10, 25 and 2 yards to Spencer Tears, Shane Wimann and Jordan Huff, respectively.

Northern Illinois leads the all-time series against Kent State with a 21-7 record and now has won 21 of 22 games against the MAC’s Eastern Division opponents since 2010.

“If the visiting locker room is too nice, honestly, I’m a little disappointed,” Mike Leach said. “You ask any coach or player that question — what’s the worst visitor’s locker room you’ve been in — and they’ll give you 10 answers.”

While we’re in confession mode — this article was really Leach’s idea. The night after Harbaugh’s comments, the Washington State coach laughed his way through a volume of stories about fallacious facilities.

Leach told a tale of visiting Mississippi State during his time as Kentucky’s offensive coordinator. When the Wildcats went to load their gear into Davis Wade Stadium, they Basketball Jerseys For Sale walked into what was essentially a bedroom-sized concrete box. Lining the bare walls Cheap NFL Jerseys of that box was a series of naked nails.

Trau’s 34-yard FG lifts Richmond over Albany, 41-38 in 2OT

Kyle Lauletta accounted for four touchdowns, and Griffin Trau kicked a 34-yard field goal in the second overtime to give Richmond a 41-38 victory over Albany on Saturday.

The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime. Richmond’s Daniel Jones blocked Ethan Stark’s 40-yard field goal attempt in the second OT.

Lauletta threw for 353 yards and three touchdowns to lead Richmond (3-2, 1-1 Colonial Athletic Association). Lauletta’s 3-yard touchdown pass to Dejon Brissett tied the game at 31 with 1:27 left in regulation. Lauletta tossed a 22-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Wilkins, and a 64-yard score to Cortrelle Simpson. Lauletta also ran for an 11-yard TD.

Lauletta has 62 career touchdown passes to eclipse Eric Ward for the top spot at Richmond.

Will Brunson had 339 yards passing, and threw four touchdown passes and ran for another score for Albany (3-2, 1-1).

Remember when running backs labored the whole season to reach the 1,000-yard Cheap NFL Jerseys USA milestone? It took Love fewer than five games. Christian McCaffrey’s speedy successor is forging his own path on The Farm, setting a team record with 301 rushing yards against Arizona State and joining Reggie Bush as the only Pac-12 players to eclipse 250 rushing yards in consecutive games. A 62-yard run on Stanford’s first play from scrimmage this season set the tone, and Cheap Jerseys Wholesale Love hasn’t stopped gashing defenses.

Stetson holds off Brown 17-13 for first win of season

Colin McGovern ran for two scores, Stetson’s defense grabbed two interceptions that led to scores, and the Hatters held off Brown 17-13 on Saturday for its first win of the season.

McGovern scored what proved to be the winning TD on an 8-yard run six plays after Colby Duncan picked off a third-quarter pass by Thomas Linta on the Brown 30.

After Stetson missed a fourth-quarter field goal, Brown’s Darius Daies scored on a 12-yard run to cap a 75-yard drive with 8:55 left. The Bears reached the Hatter’s 34 with 1:48 to play before fumbling the ball away.

McGovern was 26 of 36 for 269 yards passing for Stetson (1-5), and also scored on a 7-yard run for a 10-7 halftime lead. McGovern gained 28 yards on 15 carries, but the Hatters were held to 57 total yards on the ground.

Brown (2-2) led 7-3 in the second quarter after Linta, 14 of 21 for 143 yards with the interception, hit Jaerlon Blanburg on a 40-yard pass.

Bryant might have been Clemson’s fourth- or fifth-most-heralded lineman entering the season, and not even the team’s most significant Bryant (that would be Wholesale Jerseys All Kelly, Clemson’s starting quarterback). But he broke out in the first half, starting with a four-sack performance in Clemson’s defense-driven win over Auburn in Week 2. Bryant finished the first half with a team-high 10.5 tackles for loss, including five sacks, to go along with a forced fumble MLB Jerseys Cheap and an interception. He had multiple tackles for loss in four of six games.

Top 25 shakeup: Penn State up to No. 3; Wazzu, Auburn in top 10

Penn State moved up to No. 3 in The Associated Press college football poll, and Washington State and Auburn jumped into the top 10 for the first time this season after six ranked teams lost over the weekend.

Alabama and Clemson still hold the top spots. The top-ranked Crimson Tide received 43 first-place votes in the poll released Sunday, and the second-ranked Tigers had 18.

Oklahoma lost at home to Iowa State on Saturday, dropping the Sooners from No. 3 to 12. Michigan also lost for the first time and fell to No. 17 in the largest drop of the week.

Washington State is No. 8 and Auburn moved up to 10. Washington State and Washington are in the top 10 together for the first time since Oct. 26, 1997.

The caution did not appear to heavily impact the race, nor who advanced in the Xfinity Series playoffs.

“Was that what the caution was for?” asked Ryan Blaney after his third-place finish. “They probably should tighten that down.”

NASCAR will not use a digital display to notify drivers they are being black-flagged during the NASCAR Cup race Sunday and will instead communicate penalties over their official channels, which are already used.

“It’s been secured kind of the same way for 10 years and never an issue, but when we went back and reviewed it, I think there are some changes we could have made to how it was secured,” NASCAR executive vice president Steve O’Donnell said. “For today, that’s Cheap NBA Jerseys not going to be up there.”

It is not unprecedented that a caution light will fall off Cheap Jerseys Online a fence during a race, but this might have been a first for the display board to fall off the flag stand.

“If you had hit that, that would have been some trouble,” Elliott Sadler said.

Robinson interception preserves Toledo’s 20-15 triumph

Shakif Seymour and Art Thompkins each rushed for touchdowns and Khalil Robinson’s first of two late-game interceptions sealed Toledo’s 20-15 defeat of Eastern Michigan in the Rockets’ Mid-American Conference home opener on Saturday.

Seymour scored from the 1-yard line, boosting Toledo (4-1, 1-0) to a 10-6 lead they never lost, and Thompkins ran in from the 18 midway through the third quarter.

Eastern Michigan (2-3, 0-2), which hasn’t won in Toledo since 1999, rallied into an apparent 17-all fourth-quarter tie when Brogan Roback threw a fade into the end zone where Antoine Porter made a one-handed catch. A two-point conversion pass was overturned after review, leaving the Eagles behind 17-15.

Later, Rorback’s third-and-9 pass went off the outstretched hands of Porter and into the arms of Robinson, who zig-zagged to the Eagles 22. Toledo stalled at the 3, but Jameson Vest kicked the insurance field goal.

The Pokes’ wide receiver depth is almost as glorious as Mike Gundy’s mullet, but everyone knows who leads the group. Washington has touchdown catches in four of five games, four games of at least 120 receiving yards and receptions in 37 consecutive games. The big-play Cheap Jerseys numbers are staggering as he has averaged at least 24 yards per catch in four games. Oh, and Hockey Jerseys Cheap he hasn’t dropped a single pass when targeted. Washington is the clear favorite for the Biletnikoff Award.

Bengals rookie Carl Lawson loses teeth against Browns

Carl Lawson usually plays without a mouthpiece. That will now change.

The Bengals rookie defensive end lost a couple of teeth while trying to sack Browns quarterback DeShone Kizer early in the fourth quarter of Cincinnati’s 31-7 win.

Lawson, a fourth-round pick from Auburn in April’s NFL Draft, had beaten future Hall of Famer Joe Thomas to get to Kizer. He thought he had a strip-sack of Kizer, but the play was ruled an incomplete pass and the Browns punted. During the play he said he saw his teeth fly in the air and thought, “Oh, crap.”

“A hit on the quarterback. I was hitting the quarterback,” Lawson said. “If it had gotten knocked out any other play, I probably would have been a little bit more upset. It was a good rush. I sacrificed my teeth for it.

“I guess it’s give and take,” Lawson said. “I got a good rush on a Hall of Famer… It was a freak accident mouthpiece or not.

Gatorade also issued a statement Thursday, saying, “Cam’s comments were objectionable and disrespectful to all women and they do not reflect the values of our brand. Gatorade Cheap Jerseys Supply fully Cheap Jerseys Sell supports women who compete in, report on, coach for, or play any role in sport — on or off the field.”

Newton’s other primary sponsors, including Under Armour, Beats by Dre and Buick, have not issued comments since Wednesday’s news conference, when he responded to Rodrigue’s question about wide receiver Devin Funchess embracing the physicality of routes with, “It’s funny to hear a female talk about routes.”

We have no idea about the NFC South, and we won’t for a while

The three top teams in the NFC South standings don’t play each other until Week 8: Carolina at Tampa Bay on Oct. 29. The first Falcons-Panthers game of 2017 is a Week 9 game in Charlotte on Nov. 5. The first Bucs-Falcons game of the year is a Week 12 game in Atlanta on Nov. 26. The Falcons play five division games in the final six weeks of the season, with their final three games as follows: at Tampa, at New Orleans, home versus Carolina. Through the season’s first seven weeks, the only intradivision game in the NFC South will have been the Saints’ Week 3 victory over Carolina. The Falcons’ entire division schedule is contained in the season’s second half.

Rivera said he talked to his players Thursday about staying focused while dealing with off-the-field issues such as Newton’s comment, the mass shooting in Las Vegas and the devastation Cheap Jerseys Make Your Own from the hurricane in Puerto Rico.

“I said to the guys, there’s some issues out there we have to deal with,” Rivera said. “But be where your feet are. When you’re on the football field, be on the football field. When you’re in the meeting room, be in the meeting room. Try to maintain your focus and stay focused.

“These are trying times. I believe that and I understand that. There are some Cheap Jerseys NBA Jerseys very serious issues out there, and this country has dealt with a lot of them lately, from the hurricane disasters to the very terrible incident in Las Vegas to this. These are all issues that are important.”