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College football: La. Tech falls to Western Kentucky, finishes regular season 7-5

first_imgLouisiana Tech Sports InformationRUSTON — For the second straight game, Louisiana Tech’s inability to score in the red zone cost the Bulldogs in the win-loss column as WKU defeated Tech 30-15 Saturday afternoon at Joe Aillet Stadium.WKU (3-9) rode the momentum of a quick start the saw the Hilltoppers jump out to a 23-0 first half lead and hold on for the victory. Tech (7-5) ends the regular season with back-to-back losses and will now wait for the bowl announcement next weekend.“When you go into senior day, the one thing that you’re really trying to do is sending your seniors out the right way. We certainly didn’t do that today,” Tech coach Skip Holtz said. “I think we saved our worst for the end of the season. I felt like we played very uninspired football early in this football game. I don’t think we had a lot of passion. We didn’t have a lot of energy. “I wish I could put my finger exactly what it was today. I did not see it coming. I did not feel it coming. We felt like we did everything we could to prepare for the early start. At the end of the day they wanted this game more than we did. I thought they outplayed, outcoached and out-executed us.“But, ultimately, at the end of the day, to get this football team ready to go play, is my job as head football coach. I do not feel like we went out and played very inspired football especially in the first half. We just couldn’t get off the field, and they were making the plays that they needed to stay on the field.”Similar to last week’s road loss at Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech had numerous opportunities to score in the red zone. The Bulldogs drove inside the WKU 20-yard line three times, including twice inside the 5-yard line, in the second half but Tech managed only three points out of those opportunities. Two other drives inside the WKU side of the field resulted in missed field goals.Playing without wide receivers Teddy Veal and Rashid Bonnette, the Bulldogs turned to Adrian Hardy (9 catches, 125 yards) and Alfred Smith (8-105) as starting quarterback J’Mar Smith completed 24-of-44 passes for 280 yards and one interception.The interception came on Smith’s first pass attempt of the game and with the Bulldogs already trailing 7-0. WKU would capitalize, scoring its second TD of the opening quarter and extending the lead to 14-0.Early in the second quarter with Tech deep in its own side of the field, Smith was sacked in the end zone for a safety and a 16-0 Hilltoppers lead. Just 70 seconds later, WKU scored its third TD of the game and a 23-0 lead.Tech finally got on the board late in the second quarter. After an Amik Robertson interception set the Bulldogs up in WKU territory, the Bulldogs struck paydirt on a 19-yard run by Israel Tucker with 1:43 to play in the half. Bailey Hale’s extra point made the score 23-7.After forcing WKU to punt with less than a minute to play in the second quarter, the Bulldogs blocked the punt towards the Hilltopper end zone. After a scramble for the ball around the goal line, the ball was knocked through the end zone for a safety.Tech scored one last time in the half following the free kick. Hale connected on a 33-yard field goal on the last play of the second quarter, following a 48-yard drive on five plays. WKU led 23-12 at the half.The Bulldogs opened the third quarter with a promising drive. Tech started on its own 25 yard line and drove to a first and goal on the WKU 4-yard line. However, three plays failed to reach the endzone and Hale came on for a 20-yard field goal, cutting the deficit to 23-15.After the Bulldogs defense forced a punt, Tech once again drove deep into WKU territory. A first down and goal on the WKU five eventually found Tech facing a fourth down and goal from the 1-yard line. However, Kam McKnight got stuffed on a run up the middle turning the ball back over to WKU.On the Bulldogs third possession of the third quarter, Tech once again drove inside the WKU side of the field before stalling. Hale’s 50-yard field goal missed wide right and WKU maintained its 23-15 lead.WKU scored its lone points of the second half following a turnover on downs by the Bulldogs with just over four minutes remaining. D’Andre Ferby ran off right tackle for a 36-yard TD, sealing the victory for WKU.Senior defensive end Jaylon Ferguson recorded eight tackles in the game, including a half of a sack and two tackles for loss. Ferguson now has 42-5 career sacks, only 1.5 shy of the NCAA career record by Terrell Suggs.The Tech defense held WKU to under 300 yards of total offense in the game while the Bulldogs recorded 380.Perfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Ricciardo wins in Monaco

first_img(REUTERS) – DANIEL Ricciardo brought back memories of Formula One great, Michael Schumacher in his prime on Sunday as the Australian nursed a wounded Red Bull to Monaco Grand Prix victory in the team’s 250th race.Winning from pole position for the first time in his career, Ricciardo drove for nearly two thirds of the race — some 50 laps — with a car down on power due to problems that emerged on lap 28.Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel, last year’s race winner, finished second — easing off towards the finish to save the tyres — to cut Lewis Hamilton’s overall lead to 14 points after six of 21 rounds.Hamilton, the reigning world champion, was third for Mercedes.“You have done an amazing job today,” team boss Christian Horner said after Ricciardo took the chequered flag 7.3 seconds clear of Vettel for his second win of the season and seventh of his career.“That is right up there with what Schumacher did in 1995 and this is payback for 2016.”Ricciardo’s only previous pole had been in Monaco two years ago, when he lost out to Hamilton on strategy and finished runner-up. Schumacher won in Belgium in 1995 with a famously defensive drive on dry tyres in the wet.“I had half the power it seemed and I felt like it was going to come to a stop,” said Ricciardo. “For a few seconds I just wanted to close my eyes and start crying.”LOSS OF POWERRicciardo had made a clean start and, controlling the race, looked as much of a nailed-on certainty for victory as ever exists on Monaco’s treacherous metal-fenced streets.And then he reported a loss of power.“OK mate, we can see what’s going on,” his race engineer replied after a pause. “You just need to keep it smooth, keep focussed.”“Will it get better?” enquired the Australian. “Negative,” came the reply.last_img read more

Neymar treble inspires PSG to 6-1 rout of Red Star

first_imgPARIS, France (Reuters) – Paris St Germain got their Champions League campaign back on track with a 6-1 home rout of Serbian side Red Star Belgrade yesterday as Brazil forward Neymar lit up a lop-sided Group C clash with a hat-trick.Angel Di Maria, Edinson Cavani and France World Cup winner Kylian Mbappe added a goal each as the French champions ripped into 1991 European Cup winners Red Star, who were spared a heavier defeat by goalkeeper Milan Borjan.The result left PSG on three points from two games after their opening 3-2 defeat by Liverpool, who visit Napoli in the group’s 1900 GMT kick-off. Napoli were held to a surprise 0-0 draw at Red Star in their opening match. The outcome was also Red Star’s heaviest defeat in Europe, ending their 38-match unbeaten run in all competitions stretching back to last season.Despite the obvious gulf in class, PSG coach Thomas Tuchel praised his team for keeping up a high tempo which barely allowed the visitors to get out of their own half and singled out the outstanding Neymar.“We’ve improved our intensity in every game and you saw that tonight,” Tuchel told a news conference. “Neymar is one of the best players in Europe. We have several of the best in our team – not just Neymar. We’ve won lots of games because we have the best players, but also because we were the best team. That’s very important.”It was one-way traffic from the start as the home side raced into a 2-0 lead with two goals in two minutes as Neymar curled a delightful free kick past Borjan in the 20th minute before he converted a fine run and pass by Mbappe. Cavani made it 3-0 with a deflected shot from inside the penalty area in the 37th minute before Di Maria added a fourth from close range after Thomas Meunier floated in a superb pass with the outside of his foot.In-between the goals and early in the second half, Borjan pulled off a string of superb saves to deny Neymar and Mbappe on multiple occasions as PSG carved open Red Star’s defence at will, with Mbappe also guilty of some sloppy finishing.Mbappe finally found the back of the net in the 70th minute after a dazzling move involving Neymar and Juan Bernat left the 19-year-old with a simple tap in from six metres. Red Star, playing in the competition’s group stages for the first time, scored their maiden goal on the big stage when midfielder Marko Marin buried a shot from 12 metres into the top corner in his team’s first purposeful move.Borjan could only offer a wry smile when Neymar put the icing on the cake of a brilliant individual performance, as he unleashed another breathtaking free kick from 30 metres in the 81st minute before he was substituted.Cavani had the ball in the back of the net again shortly afterwards but the goal was disallowed for a marginal offside, as PSG kept their feet on the pedal until the final whistle.last_img read more

QPR Under-23s draw at Ipswich

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Sean Goss, Aramide Oteh and Paul Smyth scored for QPR’s development side in a 3-3 draw at Ipswich on Monday afternoon.All the goals were scored in the second half at Ipswich’s Playford Road training ground, where Rangers led 3-1 before a late comeback by the home team.Goss fired in the opener before Oteh scored from the penalty spot after Smyth (pictured) had been brought down in the area.AdChoices广告After an own goal by Osman Kakay, Smyth restored the visitors’ two-goal cushion with a cracking strike into the top corner.But Tommy Bishop then scored twice to earn Ipswich a draw. See also:QPR duo suffer injuries in defeat at LeedsFrustrated McClaren says referee cost QPRLeeds v QPR player ratingsLoan deals for QPR youngsters agreedQPR duo look likely to miss Middlesbrough gamecenter_img Embed from Getty Imageslast_img read more

‘As seems currently probable’ – Expectation is Newcastle ‘will not redeem’…

first_imgTo do so, they would need to pay around £20m, and it’s fair to say the St James’ Park side were hoping to get more than five games out of him before making a decision.Unfortunately for all involved, the Covid-19 outbreak has put the season on hold for the time being, and with just a limited amount of performances to go by, it seems Newcastle might be reluctant to commit a lot of money towards the Austria international.That is, in essence, what Calciomercato are saying, reporting it ‘seems currently probable’ that the Magpies ‘will not redeem Lazaro’, meaning he would return to Inter in the summer.Embed from Getty ImagesIf previous reports from Italy are to go by, that won’t be a problem for the wing-back, who has allegedly made it an objective to break through with the Serie A side, even if Antonio Conte isn’t exactly keen to use him.Then again, Inter also don’t seem too fussed, as he apparently has a ‘big market’ in Germany following his stint with Hertha BSC.It’s still all speculation for the time being, but it would be surprising to see Newcastle commit such an amount after five games, especially if the season were to never Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoDating.comThe Most Handsome Guys In Hong Kong On This Dating SiteDating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo As we all know, Newcastle United have an option to make Valentino Lazaro’s loan from Inter a permanent one.last_img read more

Abd’Allah Hails Team Mentality After Kwara United Win (AUDIO)

first_imgTechnical Adviser of Enyimba Usman Abd’Allah has hailed his players’ mentality following their 2-0 win against Kwara United in a match Day 15 fixture of the Nigeria Professional Football League (NPFL) in Aba on Sunday.Forward Stanley Dimgba scored twice as the 7-time champions claimed all three points at the expense of relegation-threatened Kwara United. The result moved Enyimba to 2nd spot on the Group A log with 24 points from 15 games, after suffering a setback a week earlier following a shock goalless draw at home against Bendel Insurance.“I’m happy with the mentality of the players because after what happened last week, they were able to compose themselves and then come back and prove that they can do it,” Abd’Allah said. “It’s a very good comeback by the players.“We did a lot of counseling and meetings, and there was a lot of support from the management and the supporters.“The team came back with this fantastic result. I am happy with it. I hope we should keep on going with unbeaten record like that. This is our 9th unbeaten match. It’s a record and we hope to go on.“The most important thing is to get to the playoffs, and we will by God’s grace,” he concluded.Enyimba will next face 4th placed Lobi Stars on Match Day 16 in Makurdi at the weekend.Relatedlast_img read more

Karl Companies have new IMCA title sponsorship roles for Northern SportMods, engine auction

first_img“With the restructuring complete at the Karl Companies, Karl Kustoms will be the new brand affiliated with the IMCA Northern SportMod division,” stated IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The new designation is represented not only in the name, but also through the decals drivers are now receiving in their drivers packets.”  “We are also excited about the new spin on the engine auction at Super Nationals,” Yoder said, “and presenting that through the support of Karl Kustoms will be an excellent opportunity to highlight the new crate engines three of the main event winners will receive for their respective championships.”   And Karl Chevrolet, the new and pre-owned automotive dealership located in Ankeny, remains a designated crate engine supplier. Modified, Northern SportMod and Hobby Stock champions who win championships at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s with crate motors will receive a new GM 604 or 602 crate engine.  More information is available at Fifty dollar Karl Kustoms gift cards will be awarded to top five finishers in national Northern SportMod, Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Mach-1 Sport Compact point standings. center_img Those engines will be awarded on stage during the Karl Kustoms engine auction that follows Saturday night main events at Boone Speedway. All drivers in those divisions are required to display two Karl decals to be eligible for post-season point shares, to be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Karl Companies complement a familiar program of IMCA awards with a first-of-its kind title sponsorship at the biggest event in all of dirt track racing. Karl Kustoms, the Des Moines high performance parts manufacturer and distributor, in a rebranding move becomes title sponsor of IMCA’s Northern SportMod division, providing a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national standings for the class. last_img read more

KSE adds Stock Cars, SportMods to IMCA awards program

first_imgThe RaceSaver Sprint Car national champion receives a Gen2 power steering gear while second through 10th place drivers in national standings for the division get $100 product certificates.  In its 23rd year as an IMCA sponsor and 41st year in the high performance parts business, KSE has also re­newed awards for IMCA Modified, IMCA Late Model and IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car drivers.  Information about KSE products is available at the website, by calling 615 672-5117 or by follow­ing the company on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.  The Modified national champion earns a TandemX power steering/fuel pump. Second through fifth place fin­ishers in the national standings receive $200 product certificates while sixth through 10th place driv­ers get $100 product certificates.  Modified regional rookies of the year get 700 Series steering boxes.  Designated place finishers at special events for Modifieds, Late Models and Sprint Cars also receive $100 product certificates. center_img The White House, Tenn., manufacturer gives 700 Series steering boxes to IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod rookies of the year, and $100 product certificates at designated special events for those divisions. WHITE HOUSE, Tenn. – KSE Racing Products expands its IMCA program of awards this season with the ad­dition of Stock Car and SportMod prizes.  “KSE and IMCA have been linked together for a long time and we value this partnership as much as any,” stated Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for the sanctioning body. “Their continued willingness to increase their awards to racers is a source of pride for them and a huge asset to our members.”last_img read more

Clarion man charged with sexually abusing two girls

first_imgSteven NelsonA north-central Iowa man is charged in a weekend attack on two girls.The Wright County Sheriff’s Department charged 61-year-old Steven Nelson of Clarion with two counts of third-degree sexual abuse following an incident late Friday night in rural Goldfield.Authorities received a report that two minor females had been at a rural property with Nelson and both reported they were assaulted. Following the execution of a search warrant, Nelson was arrested early Saturday morning and placed in the Wright County Jail where he was held on a $10,000 cash or surety bond for the two felony charges.Nelson was later released on Saturday on his own recognizance after an initial appearance in Wright County Magistrate Court.(By Pat Powers, KQWC, Webster City)Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more