Trojans trample host Buffaloes

first_imgThe last time USC visited Folsom Field in 2002, it came away with a 37-point victory over Colorado.This time wasn’t much different.Record setting · Junior quarterback Matt Barkley, who had thrown five touchdowns in a game three times before, tossed six touchdown passes against Colorado, marking a single-game school record. – Carlo Acenas | Daily TrojanBehind a single-game school-record six touchdown passes from junior quarterback Matt Barkley, the then-No. 21 Trojans (7-2, 4-2) toppled the Buffaloes 42-17 in front of a near-sellout crowd of 50,083 Friday night in a rare primetime matchup.“We talked all week how this is a trap game after the emotional loss last week,” USC coach Lane Kiffin said six days removed from a triple-overtime loss at home to No. 4 Stanford. “It was nice to see our guys play well despite all the injuries we have.”Barkley’s record-setting pass came in the waning minutes of the fourth quarter, as he found freshman tailback Amir Carlisle on a 19-yard screen pass, ballooning the Trojans’ lead to 24 and serving as the final scoring play of the game.“It was awesome,” Barkley said. “The screen finally worked.”The third-year signal caller had on three separate occasions  finished with five touchdowns in a single game against Hawaii and California in 2010 and against Syracuse earlier this season.“I didn’t know it was going to come tonight,” Barkley said of his record-breaking display against the Buffaloes, who ranked second-to-last nationally in passing touchdowns entering the game.With six touchdown passes through the air, Barkley increased his season total to 28.“[He] did a great job,” Kiffin said. “We have a bunch of young guys around and he did a good job of leading them.”Though USC would finish with its third-highest scoring output of the season, it trailed early in the game.Colorado (1-9, 0-6) opened the game on a six-play, 69-yard drive that ended when quarterback Tyler Hansen found wide receiver Tony Clemons for a 38-yard touchdown pass over the middle.It marked the Buffaloes’ first lead since an Oct. 1 game against Washington State.But USC responded quickly, scoring 28 unanswered points in the first half — all touchdowns by way of Barkley, who would finish with 318 yards through the air on 25-of-39 passing.On USC’s first drive of the game, Barkley found freshman wide receiver Marqise Lee for a 33-yard touchdown pass. On the Trojans’ third drive, he found freshman tight end Xavier Grimble from eight yards out.Lee would later conclude the first-half scoring outburst, catching a 25-yard pass from Barkley.“The trust is there,” said Lee, who finished with nine receptions for 124 yards and two touchdowns — his second 100-yard receiving game of his career. “And now it’s going to get better and better.”In the moments following the catch, Lee rushed over to the sidelines, handing the ball to Kiffin after the first-year wideout also notched his first two-touchdown game of the season.“I was tired of being called ‘No. 9,’” Lee said. “You have to catch two touchdown passes for [Kiffin] to call you by your first name. So after, I took the ball to him.”Despite his 144 receiving yards and a touchdown against Arizona on Oct. 1, among other impressive performances, Kiffin had simply referred to Lee as No. 9 for much of the season.“We have told him when he gets a multiple touchdown game people will know his name,” Kiffin said. “After he scored the second touchdown he came over to me and gave me the ball and said, ‘My name is Marqise Lee.’ He is coming of age out there.”It would also appear Lee isn’t the only freshman to be coming of age.The Trojans started three freshmen on defense — all at linebacker in Lamar Dawson, Tre Madden and Hayes Pullard — and seven total.The young unit, nonetheless, proved tough against the Buffaloes, limiting them to just one touchdown after the first series.Hansen would find Clemons again in the fourth quarter, but USC’s lead was already well above 20 points by that time.“We have a great class from top to bottom,” Carlisle said of the four true freshmen who started in Dawson, Lee, Madden and offensive guard Marcus Martin. “We have a lot of talent out there and it’s going to be a bright future for USC. We have just been working hard.”Rounding out the defense was an inexperienced secondary, as senior Marshall Jones and redshirt junior Drew McAllister filled in for injured juniors Jawanza Starling and T.J. McDonald, who was serving a suspension for the first half play following a late hit on Stanford wide receiver Chris Owusu a week ago.“It was the outcome we wanted,” Kiffin said. “It was nice to play well in all phases of the game.”USC hosts Washington next Saturday in its annual Homecoming game at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum at 12:45 p.m.The Huskies have beaten the Trojans twice in the last two seasons, 32-31 at the Coliseum last season and 16-13 at Husky Stadium in 2009.last_img read more

Trojans look to put an end to skid against No. 3 Utah

first_imgBall control · Freshman running back Ronald Jones II leads all USC tailbacks with 380 total yards on the season. His three rushing touchdowns are second to the four redshirt senior Tre Madden has racked up on the ground. – Brian Ji | Daily TrojanAfter a 41-31 loss to Notre Dame in South Bend, the 3-3 Trojans will return to the Coliseum to host the No. 3-ranked Utah Utes. A loss to Utah this week would effectively knock the Trojans out of the Pac-12 South race.Utah, on the other hand, is a perfect 6-0 heading into Saturday’s matchup. They lead the Pac-12 South while the Trojans are in fifth place, ahead of only Colorado. The undefeated Utes beat Michigan in Week 1 and have gone on to beat Oregon, Cal and Arizona State.At the start of the season, USC was a favorite to win the Pac-12 and even compete for a national championship.After a loss to Washington and the midseason firing of former head coach Steve Sarkisian, the Trojans are now in danger of falling below .500 and losing any chance for postseason play. A win over the highest ranked team in the Pac-12, and third highest in the nation, however, would keep the Trojans in the hunt for a Pac-12 title.Utah is a fundamentally sound team that doesn’t commit a lot of errors. The Utes lead the Pac-12 in turnover margin, run defense and sacks allowed. They are a sound team that executes well. They have not allowed a team to score more than 24 points all season.The Trojans, on the other hand, are a team loaded with talent and potential that can’t get their turnovers and penalties under control.Utah senior quarterback Travis Wilson has completed nearly 70 percent of his passes this season and has thrown 980 yards and seven touchdowns. He also has 203 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns. His consistency in the air is accompanied by a stout run game. Running back Devontae Booker is 12th in the nation with 783 rushing yards and eight rushing touchdowns.“He’s just an unbelievably physical runner,” interim head coach Clay Helton said of Booker. “He’s a guy that reminds you of the old Roger Craig days, to be honest with you. His legs explode on contact.”USC’s defense struggles against mobile quarterbacks like Wilson. Last week, the Trojans exposed their weakness in the trenches, as Notre Dame running back C.J. Prosise proved to be unstoppable against the Trojan defense.On offense, redshirt senior quarterback Cody Kessler will need to get back to the consistency he displayed last season. Kessler has already thrown five interceptions this season, the total number he threw all of last year. Heading into the fourth quarter against Notre Dame, Kessler and the Trojans had a chance to win the game, but Kessler made some bad reads and threw two costly picks.“We’ve got to eliminate those things, especially me,” Kessler said. “We’ve got to finish games.”That’s not to say that Kessler isn’t capable of leading the offense to another 600 yard game. Utah is ranked 11th in the conference in pass defense, and Kessler is equipped with an explosive target in sophomore wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, who will get him even more yards after the catch.Smith-Schuster had six receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown against Notre Dame. Sophomore cornerback Adoree’ Jackson had an 83-yard touchdown against Notre Dame that helped the Trojans overcome a 14-point deficit in the first half.Jackson, who plays on both sides of the ball but is listed as a cornerback, practiced on offense for the first time this season, as the mounting injuries in the running back and receiver positions have required Jackson to play more offense than defense.“We’re dropping numbers pretty fast, so we’ve got to move guys around,” Kessler said. “But they’re doing a great job, and it’s my job to get them ready, get them prepared and be on the same page with them, because obviously in fall camp I didn’t work a whole lot with them.”The key for the Trojans to pull off an upset is to minimize the errors and for the team to play to its full potential. The Trojans are looking to avoid losing three consecutive games for the first time since 2012.“These kids want to go out and show the world how good they are, and we plan on doing that in these last six games,” Helton said.Last season, the Utes handed the Trojans a 24-21 loss in Salt Lake City.Kickoff is set for 4:30 p.m. in the Coliseum. It will air live on FOX.last_img read more

Hunt for new Limerick manager after Ryan steps down

first_imgAfter three years in charge, Ryan has stepped-down from the role – despite still having a year left to run.His final game in charge was last Saturday’s All Ireland qualifier defeat to Clare in Thurles.2015 All Ireland Under-21 winning manager John Kiely is likely to be among the contenders to succeed Ryan.last_img

Pressure on for North Tipp hurling clubs

first_imgIn Templederry last evening, Toomevara defeated Silvermines on a scoreline of 3-18 to 0-15.The rest of the action takes place today and first up Kilruane McDonaghs take on Borrisokane in Borrisokane at 1pm.In the afternoon double header in Nenagh, Templederry play Lorrha-Dorrha at 2:00pm and then Burgess face Portroe at 3:30pmThis evening’s double header in Dolla sees Nenagh Éire Óg face Ballina at 5pm and thenKiladangan take on Newport at 7:00pm.PRO of North Tipp GAA John Delaney says the knock out nature of the Championship is huge pressure for teams. The pressure is on for the North Tipperary hurling teams.A loss in the opening round of the North Hurling Championship this weekend means the team is knocked out.For any of the teams who also lost the opening round of the County Hurling Championship last weekend, the season could be a short one should they lose today.last_img read more

Andretti fastest in Indianapolis 500 qualifying, Alonso 26th

first_imgLast Updated: 16th August, 2020 17:41 IST Andretti Fastest In Indianapolis 500 Qualifying, Alonso 26th Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying – a session dominated by Andretti Autosport and Honda as Team Penske was shut out of pole contention. Written By Marco Andretti led a Honda rout on the first day of Indianapolis 500 qualifying – a session dominated by Andretti Autosport and Honda as Team Penske was shut out of pole contention.Andretti posted a four-lap average of 231.351 mph to top the speed chart Saturday ahead of teammates Ryan Hunter-Reay, Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe. The fastest nine advance to a Sunday shootout that determines the first three rows for the Indy 500.Fernando Alonso, in a Chevrolet, failed to find much speed.The two-time Formula One champion is attempting to close out motorsports’ version of the Triple Crown, but his Arrow McLaren SP entry has been behind since Alonso crashed late in Thursday’s practice.Alonso’s qualifying time of 228.768 mph was 12th out of 13 drivers when he made his attempt. Alonso, who was bumped from the field last year, will start 26th. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img Associated Press Television News LIVE TV First Published: 16th August, 2020 17:41 IST FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Spain crowned European under-19 champions

first_imgSpain were crowned European under-19 champions for the seventh time on Sunday after beating Russia 2-0 in the final played in the Greek town of Katerini.The teams had already met in the group stages, with Russia winning 3-1, but Spain gained their revenge with a clinical performance to take the title for the third time in the last five tournaments.Borja Mayoral put Spain ahead with a 39th minute header and they doubled their lead in the 78th minute when substitute Matias Nahuel went one on one with the goalkeeper Anton Mitryushkin.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img

Saints QB Drew Brees blasts Roger Goodell’s silence on blown call

first_img“I think that we all recognize that being in that position, you are the face of the league. And you have the responsibility to come out and address issues when they come about,” Brees told “The Dan Patrick Show” (via USA Today). “And I would say that on Monday or Tuesday after that game we all deserved a response of some kind.“Do I really want to be in a position talking about this over and over again? No, but I have to stand up and do it because I have to represent my team, represent the ‘Who Dat nation,’ and that’s my responsibility. It’s the commissioner’s responsibility to do the same thing, and yet we don’t hear a peep for 10 days, and it’s because he has to do it now because he’s at the Super Bowl and he does his annual press conference.” Related News Brees then explained the type of response that he would have liked to receive from Goodell immediately after the game. “That could have been, ‘Listen, we play an imperfect game, there were mistakes made in looking at the film that appeared to be an obvious pass interference and helmet-to-helmet foul, unfortunately it was not called. It’s really unfortunate, yet that is something we’re going to strive to make sure it doesn’t happen, strive to make sure the officials are making the best calls they possibly can,’ ” Brees said. “Plain and simple.”Goodell admitted during his news conference Wednesday that the officials made a mistake and there should have been a call on Robey-Coleman for the hit on Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis.The Rams went on to win the game 26-23 in overtime and advance to Super Bowl 53.Was this the worse no-call in post-season history?🤔 #Saints could have sealed the game here.— Bovada Official (@BovadaOfficial) January 20, 2019 Watch: Police spoof Saints-Rams controversial no-call play in drunk driving ad Saints quarterback Drew Brees finally weighed in on the no-call controversy late in the fourth quarter of the NFC championship game against the Rams, and he doesn’t appear to be happy with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell. The missed pass interference and helmet-to-helmet no-calls on the Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman with less than 2 minutes to play in regulation have been one of the most talked about plays in the postseason, but there was silence from the league for several days following the Saints’ devastating loss. Goodell didn’t address the issue until his annual end-of-year news conference, which was 10 days after the botched call. last_img read more

Super Bowl 53: What’s next for Patriots?

first_imgNew England has done it again.The Patriots picked up their second title in three years and sixth overall, tying the Steelers for the most championships with a 13-3 victory over the Rams in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday. Tom Brady sealed his status as the G.O.A.T., while wide receiver Julian Edelman earned MVP honors and the Patriots’ defenders were also praised for their dominating efforts. But you better believe it will be back to business as usual in true Bill Belichick fashion next week once the celebrations are over.Here we break down what’s next for the Patriots as they regroup and plan for the 2019 season.Dynasty on the decline?If you watched Sunday’s game, you didn’t just watch the lowest-scoring Super Bowl in history. You also watched the Patriots reach their peak.New England has dominated the NFL since Brady cemented himself as the starter in Super Bowl 36 at the conclusion of the 2001 season, winning nine AFC titles and six Super Bowls in 18 years. But it could be argued that a light schedule and questionable officiating worked in the Patriots’ favor to help them get to their third straight championship appearance. Just ask any Chiefs or Saints fan.Sure, the Patriots will probably make it back to another Super Bowl in the next few seasons before Brady nears 45 and decides to retire. But his age and the team’s exposure are slowly allowing young franchises on the rise to get into position to usher in a new era.Gronk ready to ride off into the sunset?The veteran tight end was unwilling to discuss his future after winning a third Super Bowl with the Patriots, probably because he knows retirement is around the corner.Since last year, rumors have persisted around Gronkowski, who turns 30 in May. He told reporters after the game he would make his decision “in a week or two” ahead of any official announcement, and it’s hard to imagine him returning for a 10th NFL season after he battled numerous injuries in recent years, including back and hamstring ailments that forced him to miss three games this season.But first, Gronkowski will do what he does best and party like it’s 1999. Expect beer chugging and can smashing galore during Tuesday’s championship parade in Boston.Brady will be backBrady put the retirement questions to rest before the Super Bowl even began, denying the 2018 season would be his last regardless of the outcome, and the ageless wonder remains set on following through. “I’ve set a goal for myself at 45,” Brady said last week. “Like I’ve said before, it’s very hard to make it that far. I know how hard it was this year and the commitment it takes. I think it’s just, I’m going to know when the time is right (to retire). And I’m going to feel like, I’ve kind of had enough. I don’t quite feel like that yet. … I still feel like I can continue to do it at a championship level.”Brady completed 21 of his 35 passes for 262 yards with an interception in New England’s win. While he didn’t throw a touchdown, he did set up the team’s game-winning score with a perfect pass to Gronkowski.At this point in his career, why would Brady not pad his already impressive resume while he’s still playing at an elite level?last_img read more

Yankees Opening Day lineup; Troy Tulowitzki batting ninth

first_imgThe Yankees are expected to be one of the top teams in baseball in 2019, and their Opening Day lineup provided a few key talking points ahead of their game against the Orioles.MORE:  Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN New shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, 34, is slotted to bat ninth in the order after not playing a game for 20 months as he dealt with foot and leg injuries as a member of the Blue Jays.“I’ve been through a lot the last couple years and I’ve battled back from that,” Tulowitzki said Wednesday (via the team’s website). “To get a chance to take the field on Opening Day [Thursday] has a lot of meaning.”Tulowitzki is expected to be pushed to the bench when Didi Gregorius fully recovers from offseason Tommy John surgery, but manager Aaron Boone is excited about putting a healthy version of Tulowitzki on the diamond.”This is a guy that you can tell baseball means the world to him; it’s what he knows, what he’s lived,” Boone said. “The fact that he’s healthy, I do think that he’s eager to prove that he’s got a lot left in the tank. I’ll still be cautious with him. He’s going to have his days off, especially here early, but I feel as he walks in that clubhouse today, he’s in a good place, a good frame of mind and eager to go prove it to the world.”Tulowitzki, a five-time All-Star, had a nice spring training batting .242 with four home runs and eight RBIs in 14 games.Yankees fans also got insight into how much Boone values the bats of Luke Voit and Miguel Andujar, placing them at fourth and fifth in the lineup, respectively, ahead of slugging catcher Gary Sanchez.Voit is slotted to DH, while Greg Bird returns to first base (batting seventh) for the pinstripes after an injury-riddled 2018. “Well, they’re both going to play,” Boone said of Bird and Voit (via WFAN). “I think they’ll both be a part of that mix, along with DJ LeMahieu, where they’re basically playing almost every day. Probably initially, Birdy will be out there against lefties. You spell Voit here and there. LeMahieu is going to bounce around all over the place.”(We’re going to) just kind of lay it out matchup-wise, trying to keep everyone playing regularly while also taking advantage of a day off here and there.”First pitch against the Orioles is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. ET at Yankee Stadium.last_img read more

Post your FREE garage sale ad here

first_imgBy Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Below is a list of garage sales for this weekend. Let the world know you are having one by posting your garage sale in the “comment” section below. Happy bargain selling and hunting! Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (8) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Toni · 372 weeks ago Garage Sale Saturday June 29th from 7a – 1p. Truck accessories, seed spreader, smoker, 4×4 with paddle tires, lots of misc. 500 N Poplar Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Teresa Nelson · 372 weeks ago MOVING SALE June 28 and 29th 8:00 till 12:00 821 W College Wellington Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Diana Johnson · 372 weeks ago YARD sale Sat. June 29th. 7:00 AM till ?? Mom went to a care home. Misc. household items & some furniture. New things added as time permits all day. Cancelled if rain. 714 N. Douglas, Wellington. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Megin Bannister · 372 weeks ago Multi Family Garage Sale this weekend!! Tons of EVERYTHING from Baby to Adult!!! Friday June 28th from 4-8 and Saturday June 29th from 8-?? 101 West 16th ( behind where the old town pump use to be!) Something for everyone, priced to go not to stay!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Mary · 372 weeks ago GARAGE SALE-Sat. June 29th 8-12 @ 1111 South G Girls & guys name brand clothes (AE/Hollister/Silver jeans/etc.) Very nice ladies clothes sz 6-14, many petites. Clothes for all seasons, so stock up. Some household items as well. BOGO @ 11:30 Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down brenda · 372 weeks ago Garage Sale-Sat. June 29th 8-12 502 North F. Refrigerator, stove, portable dishwasher, boys toddler clothes and lots of good stuff. Report Reply 0 replies · active 372 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Terri & Barb · 371 weeks ago GARAGE SALE-Starts Fri (5-7p), Sat (7-?), Sun (7-2p) 1219 N PARK ST Lots of misc, antique table, crocks, dishware, weed eater/trimmer/edger w/blower/vac, household items, & many more! Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 371 weeks ago Garage Sale Saturday, June 29th, 620 Circle Drive, 8:30 to 1:30. Lots of different things. Report Reply 0 replies · active 371 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more