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Clemson Takes Duke 35-6

Duke gave Clemson a tough first half but in the second the talented Tigers were just too much for the deleted Blue Devils. We would have loved to see Duke at full strength for this one. Congratulations to the Tigers and best of luck in the football playoffs. Represent the ACC well!
Jim will be along soon with his take on the game.

Wisconsin 47, Purdue 44 3OT: We Blew It

Everything tonight turned on one play. With 9:14 left Purdue led 31-17 and Brennan Thieneman intercepted a tipped pass on 3rd and 9, returning it to the Wisconsin 32 yard line. That should have ended the game. Purdue would have worked some clock and likely kicked a field goal to make it a three-possession game with about 6 minutes left.
Then an orange flag fluttered to the turf. Navon Mosley was whistled for a very, very, very soft pass interference. I say soft because we saw our own receiver get tackled with the ball in the air way back in the season opener and the play wasn’t called, resulting in an interception. Mosley had contact, but not nearly enough for it to be called pass interference based on that call back in late August. The officials did not see it that way, however.

Wisconsin 47, Purdue 44 3OT: We Blew It

Everything tonight turned on one play. With 9:14 left Purdue led 31-17 and Brennan Thieneman intercepted a tipped pass on 3rd and 9, returning it to the Wisconsin 32 yard line. That should have ended the game. Purdue would have worked some clock and likely kicked a field goal to make it a three-possession game with about 6 minutes left.
Then an orange flag fluttered to the turf. Navon Mosley was whistled for a very, very, very soft pass interference. I say soft because we saw our own receiver get tackled with the ball in the air way back in the season opener and the play wasn’t called, resulting in an interception. Mosley had contact, but not nearly enough for it to be called pass interference based on that call back in late August. The officials did not see it that way, however.

Penn State Tops Michigan in Overtime, 7-6

Goals

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

Final

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

Final

Michigan

2

0

4

0

6

Penn State

2

2

2

1

7

The script was strikingly similar.
Carrying a 4-2 lead after two periods for the second straight night, Penn State once again allowed four goals in the third period as Michigan clawed its way back into the game.
Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, Saturday’s contest featured a happier — though more nerve-wracking — ending.

Penn State Tops Michigan in Overtime, 7-6

Goals

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

Final

Team

1st

2nd

3rd

OT

Final

Michigan

2

0

4

0

6

Penn State

2

2

2

1

7

The script was strikingly similar.
Carrying a 4-2 lead after two periods for the second straight night, Penn State once again allowed four goals in the third period as Michigan clawed its way back into the game.
Fortunately for the Nittany Lions, Saturday’s contest featured a happier — though more nerve-wracking — ending.

FSU RB Cam Akers details what led up to his best performance of the...

We’ve seen flashes from FSU running back Cam Akers all year. Unfortunately, that’s pretty much all they’ve been: flashes. Glimpses of what everyone knows Akers can be. All year fans have yearned to see Akers build off his freshman season that saw him burst on the scene.
With a new coach and a new system, it’s been difficult for Akers. It’s been said all year that often times the sophomore was trying to hit a home run on every play, rather than take what is in front of him.
Something clicked against Boston College, and better offensive line play certainly helped. Akers had come close to the 100-yard mark against Wake Forest, but against the Eagles Cam looked like Cam.
Akers attributes his success against Boston College to the coaching he’s received since week one.

Clemson Vs. Duke: Tigers Start Slow but Erupt in the 2nd Half to Take...

After a solid win last week at Boston College, Clemson returned to Death Valley to take on the Duke Blue Devils. Duke came in with a respectable 7-3 record overall, and 3-3 in ACC action. Their key offensive player is QB Daniel Jones with prototypical size and arm stength. It was Senior Day and Military Appreciation Day for the host Tigers.
Duke won the toss and deferred. The Tiger offense started at the 20 and Trevor Lawrence hit Tee Higgins for 12 yards. The Tigers got to 3rd & 1 and called a WR screen to Hunter Renfrow but it fell incomplete. After the punt, Duke took over at their 9. Short passes and a QB run got the Blue Devils a 1st down but the Tigers then forced a 3rd & 8 that Duke couldn’t convert. Amari Rodgers took the fair catch at the Tiger 35.

Christian Wilkins brings the heat on Duke QB Daniel Jones.Joshua S.

POSTGAME: LSU topples Rice, 42-10

The LSU Tigers played their last home game of the season Saturday night against the Rice Owls, winning 42-10 in Tiger Stadium.
The lopsided matchup was everything we expected to be, as the Tigers consistently dominated in all phases of the game.
LSU won the toss, and elected to receive to kick off the action. Despite a couple of dropped passes from Justin Jefferson early on, the Tigers were still able to piece together a touchdown drive with ease. They put seven on the scoreboard in less than four minutes, with a two-yard run by running back Clyde Edwards-Helaire.
Rice was eaten up by the LSU defense as they tried to respond on their opening offensive drive, capping off with quarterback Parker Towns taking a sack for a five-yard loss that promptly brought on a punt.

Early thoughts after Michigan, OSU looked ahead a bit a week before showdown

Let’s get this out of the way right off the bat. Michigan and Ohio State definitely have their fair share of concerns heading into next week’s showdown with the Big Ten East on the line, but the games and struggles we saw from both teams on Saturday feel like they can be attributed a lot to the fact that their eyes right now are clearly on each other.
Star-crossed lovers, or something. I don’t know.
Games against Indiana and Maryland are tough to get up for and it’s human nature to look ahead, so neither team can really be blamed for that. If you’re an Ohio State fan, you have to feel like the football gods were on your side because the throw that the Maryland quarterback missed on the two-point conversion that would have won it for the Terps is probably a throw he makes 99 out of 100 times.
Here’s where things stand with OSU.

Wisconsin’s Morgan McDonald wins NCAA cross country championship

Wisconsin fans are dying for a national champion.
Morgan McDonald delivered.
On a snowy Saturday afternoon at Wisconsin’s Zimmer Championship Course in front of a huge crowd, senior cross country star Morgan McDonald burst away from the pack in the final 400 meters to win the title. McDonald’s national title is his third championship of the season, as he won the Nuttycombe Wisconsin Invitational and the Big Ten championship.

“Down the the homestretch and throughout the whole race I can’t even tell you how crazy it was,” McDonald said.
“The whole race on either side was packed with Badgers fans just yelling out my name and supporting the Badgers. It was really amazing! I felt it the whole way.”
The men’s cross country team finished eighth overall and the women’s team finished 10th.

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