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UK’s Mosier steps up when needed

first_imgLEXINGTON, Ky. – When Kentucky lost senior left tackle Jordan Swindle on the first drive against Missouri with a groin injury, offensive line coach John Schlarman had few options for to replace him.Cole Mosier committed to the University of Kentucky as a preferred walk-on to play football.Cole Mosier committed to the University of Kentucky as a preferred walk-on to play football.Freshman tackle George Asafo-Adjei and senior left guard Zach West were battling minor injuries. Sophomores Nick Haynes and Kyle Meadows were already in the game at left guard and right tackle respectively.With his options limited, Schlarman turned to the line’s Mr. Versatility, sophomore Cole Mosier.“He was the one that was healthy,” Mosier said. “It was a pretty easy decision.”Mosier, a former walk-on who earned a scholarship before the season, spent most of his redshirt freshman year bouncing between left guard and right guard. During spring practice he moved to right tackle to compete with Meadows and Asafo-Adjei for the starting job, but his first snaps at left tackle came in practice before the Missouri game.“Cole’s a guy I’ve moved around to every position – except center,” Schlarman said. “He’s a guy (who if) you ask him to do something, he’ll do it.”Mosier did not exactly ease into playing left tackle. Against Missouri, he was frequently matched up in one-on-one situations with defensive end Charles Harris, who leads the SEC in tackles for loss.He was flagged for a hold during his first drive that negated a 48-yard reception, but was able to bounce back to hold his own against the All-SEC contender.“I thought I was definitely good,” Mosier said. “We learned the scouting report. I paid attention to what he did and what he likes to do and my technique put me in the right position.”With Kentucky facing third-and-10 at the Missouri 29-yard line in the fourth quarter, Harris tried a spin move to reach quarterback Patrick Towles in the backfield, but Mosier adjusted and kept Harris from the pocket. Towles completed a 24-yard pass to Garrett Johnson for a first down, and one play later found Dorian Baker in the end zone to make it a two-score game.“If he don’t block him then we don’t get it off,” UK offensive coordinator Shannon Dawson said. “So, he rushed and did a spin move inside, and he just stoned him. It gave us time to get the ball off, which is huge.”Swindle could return to the starting lineup against Eastern Kentucky, but the Kentucky coaches know Mosier can fill in if needed.“He held up very well,” UK head coach Mark Stoops said. “He was one of the players of the game for us within our team and really graded out well and performed well and battled hard.”Email Jon Hale at jahale@courier-journal.com . Follow him on Twitter @JonHale_CJ .last_img read more

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OL Xavier Dampeer to miss ‘extended period’

first_imgAuburn Tigers offensive lineman Xavier Dampeer (52) looks on during the NCAA football game between LSU Tigers and Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU Tigers defeated Auburn Tigers 45-21. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserAuburn Tigers offensive lineman Xavier Dampeer (52) looks on during the NCAA football game between LSU Tigers and Auburn on Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015, at Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La. LSU Tigers defeated Auburn Tigers 45-21. Albert Cesare / AdvertiserAUBURN — Auburn senior offensive lineman Xavier Dampeer will miss an “extended period of time” due to an undisclosed injury.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahnmade the announcement Monday morning during his media conference but refused to discuss the nature of Dampeer’s injury or his situation at all.According to multiple reports, Dampeer suffered a significant jaw injury in downtown Auburn Saturday night in an incident that may be connected to the dismissal of D’haquille Williams from the Auburn program.Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn said last week that the only reported injuries on the offensive or defensive line were Carl Lawson’s hip ailment that has kept him out since the season opener vs. Louisville. In that same answer, Malzahn said everybody in those two positional groups “good”. However, when asked why he didn’t reveal Dampeer’s injury after it reportedly occurred several days prior, the Tigers third-year head coach said he couldn’t remember the day reporters asked about it but “I’ve always been forthright with that”.Malzahn refused to discuss the details on Oct. 6 involving the reported incident with Williams at SkyBar and whether other players on the roster were involved. On Oct. 9, Dampeer posted on his Facebook page acknowledging his injury saying “thanks for the support. I will get well soon”. Over the last few days, Dampeer has responded to several fans and well-wishers reaching out on his social media page.Dampeer has only seen action in the season opener against Louisville and Austin Golson is expected to draw the start Thursday night at Kentucky (6 p.m., ESPN).Malzahn said the coaching staff has “a couple of different options” at backup center if Golson suffers an injury or is ineffective. Malzahn named Monday senior guard Devonte Danzey as the primary plan if the offensive line needs to be shuffled around.“Deon Mix is also a guy that’s played a lot of center so we do have some options if something happened to our starter,” Malzahn said Monday.last_img read more

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Indy Lights champion Spencer Pigot lands IndyCar Series ride

first_imgIndy Lights champion Spencer Pigot has landed an IndyCar Series gig for the 2016 season.Indy Lights driver Spencer Pigot will get to show what he's got in the Big Show.Indy Lights driver Spencer Pigot will get to show what he’s got in the Big Show.For now, the 22-year-old Orlando native has secured three races with Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, but the intent is to have more opportunities once sponsorship deals are in place. The three races will be funded by Andersen Promotions through the Mazda Road to Indy program that supports the reigning Indy Lights champion.The Indy Lights title was Pigot’s second in succession in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder system. He won the 2014 Pro Mazda championship, also with Juncos Racing.Pigot won six races in each division, including a total of nine poles and 17 top-three finishes. He will join Graham Rahal on the team beginning with the season-opening street course event March 13 in St. Petersburg, Fla.Cavin: What’s ahead for IndyCar offseason?Pigot also will drive in both May races at Indianapolis Motor Speedway: the Grand Prix of Indianapolis on May 14 and the Indianapolis 500 on May 29.“I think it’s a great place for me to be as a rookie because of all the experience within the team,” Pigot said. “The team is coming off a great 2015 season and hopefully we can build on that success.”Graham Rahal won two races this year and finished fourth in the standings, both personal bests.Follow Star reporter Curt Cavin on Twitter: @curtcavin.last_img read more

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Game Recap | Vandy 21, Kentucky 17

first_imgKentucky Wildcats quarterbacks Patrick Towles (14), Drew Barker (7), Reese Phillips (12) took to the field during the first half the annual Blue White spring football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. April 26, 2014Kentucky Wildcats quarterbacks Patrick Towles (14), Drew Barker (7), Reese Phillips (12) took to the field during the first half the annual Blue White spring football game at Commonwealth Stadium in Lexington, Ky. April 26, 2014FINAL: Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 17NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Mark Stoops era at Kentucky has a new low point after a 21-17 loss to Vanderbilt.Kentucky failed to score twice in the first half on drives that saw them handed a first-and-goal play, threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown and gave up a score on a trick play as the Commodores earned just their second Southeastern Conference win in the last two seasons.A comedy of errors prevented Kentucky from control of the game in the first half.On Kentucky’s first drive three dropped passes, including one near the goal line by junior wide receiver Garrett Johnson forced the Wildcats to settle for a 38-yard Austin MacGinnis field goal.Following a Vanderbilt fumble at its own 39-yard line, UK sophomore running back Stanley “Boom” Williams ripped off a 38-yard gain to set up first-and-goal at the 1-yard line, but Kentucky was unable to score on four consecutive plays from the spot.On Kentucky’s next drive, Williams fumbled a second-down carry at the Kentucky 4-yard line. Vanderbilt took the lead on the next play on a 4-yard pass from Kyle Shurmur to fullback/tight end Kyle Anderson.Vanderbilt running back Darrius Sims fumbled a punt on the third play of the second quarter to set up a first-and-goal at the 3-yard line for Kentucky. UK quarterback Patrick Towles appeared to find Johnson for a touchdown pass in the back of the end zone on the first play of the drive, but an official overturned the original call on the field, ruling Johnson had not come down inbounds with the ball. On the next play, Towles threw an interception to safety Oren Burks in the corner of the end zone.Kentucky fans hoping for a quarterback change finally got their wish on the Wildcats’ next drive with redshirt freshman Drew Barker taking over the reins of the offense. Barker immediately hit sophomore wide receiver Jeff Badet for a 42-yard gain then found junior wide receiver Ryan Timmons for a 7-yard touchdown pass four plays later to give Kentucky a 10-7 lead.Barker’s second drive was not as successful as his third-down pass was intercepted by Burks and returned 30 yards for a touchdown to give Vanderbilt a 14-10 lead.With just less than four minutes left in the first half, Stoops elected to try and convert a fourth-and-one at the Vanderbilt 49-yard line, but Barker threw well past junior wide receiver Blake Bone to give the Commodores the ball at midfield.Following a Vanderbilt timeout with 43 second left on the clock, the Commodores hit Kentucky on a trick play in which wide receiver Caleb Scott was left along on the sideline after appearing to run off the field from the Vanderbilt huddle. Shurmur found an uncovered Scott for a 37-yard touchdown pass to give the Vanderbilt a 21-10 lead.A 91-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter, highlighted by a 66-yard Boom Williams run, brought Kentucky within one score, but the Wildcats were unable to finish the comeback.— Jon HaleGame Recap1:52 4Q: That’ll do it. Kentucky burned its timeouts on various messes earlier in this half and the Commodores powered ahead for the one yard they needed on third-and-1 with two minutes to go. Cats headed for five consecutive losses and will need to beat Charlotte and Louisville at home the next two weeks to reach a bowl game. At this point, almost no one would bet on that happening.4:40 4Q: Dorian Baker with a huge drop (with the exception of one catch and tough run, he’s let down UK at every turn today) on third-and-3. On the Cats’ punt, another special-teams penalty. Vandy ball at the Kentucky 45. Hope slipping away for Stoops and Co.5:30 4Q: UK defense forces a three-and-out after Landon Foster’s punt was blocked to give Vanderbilt the ball in Kentucky territory. UK has the ball down four points with 5:30 left at the UK 13-yard line.6:56 4Q: Offense lets the Cats down with a quick three-and-out, and then special teams lets the team down even more. Blocked punt. Vandy ball at UK’s 38-yard line. This sure isn’t the defense’s fault. The Commodores had to go four yards for their first touchdown, got the second on a pick-six and the third on a crazy trick play. Cats have allowed just 271 yards.8:54 4Q: Jason Hatcher, finally healthy, is playing a terrific game. Another tackle for loss and the Cats force a quick three-and-out, get another shot at taking the lead. Running out of time in a game that is critical to their bowl hopes. Defense playing great, as the Commodores’ last five possessions ended with four punts and a turnover on downs. Hatcher has five tackles, two for loss.10:21 4Q: Yet another wasted opportunity and poor clock management. Towles hit Dorian Baker, who fought to finish a 19-yard play, then Kemp broke loose for 23 more before UK’s latest drive stalled at Vanderbilt’s 17. From there, the Cats took an inexplicable delay-of-game penalty and after backing up five more yards, Austin MacGinnis narrowly missed a 37-yard field goal wide left. That would’ve gotten Kentucky within a single point.END THIRD: Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 17The Wildcats won the quarter, scoring the period’s only points thanks a 67-yard run by Williams that set up a 2-yard touchdown run by fellow tailback Jojo Kemp to give UK new life. The Cats, whose defense forced two punts and a turnover on downs in the third quarter, went back to Towles at quarterback. After starting 3 of 3 for 57 yards and a touchdown, Barker completed just two of his next five passes (for three yards) and threw a pick-six.Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 17 (1:06 3Q): Kentucky needed that spark, a 67-yard run by Boom Williams, sprung by left tackle Jordan Swindle. Incredibly, Vanderbilt chased him down at its 7, but two Jojo Kemp carries from there finished it off. The Cats have life. The bad news: Swindle was hurt on the 2-yard TD run.2:45 3Q: Another big play by Hatcher and Edwards, who combined for a third-down stop to force another Vanderbilt punt. The defense is doing its job. Once again, it’s on a sputtering offense to contribute. Patrick Towles still in at QB.7:31 3Q: Kentucky went back to Patrick Towles on that series, searching for a spark yet again, and it didn’t work. Incomplete, 6-yard pass, incomplete, punt. Also: Drew Barker does not look pleased on the sideline.8:30 3Q: Huge stand for UK’s defense after the Commodores drove to the Cats’ 26-yard line. Jason Hatcher (suspended to start the season, injured more recently) came up with his first big play in a good while, dropping a Vandy runner for a 3-yard loss on third down. The ‘Dores went for it on fourth and couldn’t connect on a throw to the end zone. A score there would’ve just about sealed the Wildcats’ fate.12:20 3Q: Three-and-out for UK offense to open the third quarter. Barker overthrew Jeff Badet on third down, Jojo Kemp was stopped at the line of scrimmage on second down and Barker’s scramble was stopped five yards short of a first down on third down. Another muffed punt by Vanderbilt at the Vandy 36-yard line, but this time the Commodores recover to retain possession.13:27, 3Q: Mike Edwards saved a long gain from Vanderbilt as he hit Trent Sherfield down the sideline to force an incompletion on what would have given the Commodores the ball in the red zone. Instead, Vanderbilt opens the second half with a punt. Drew Barker back at quarterback.HALFTIME: Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 10The Wildcats had roughly two minutes of hope in the second quarter. After Towles threw an interception in the end zone – off a UK fumble recovery at the Vanderbilt 3-yard line – redshirt freshman Drew Barker got the nod. He uncorked a 41-yard completion on his first attempt and threw a go-ahead touchdown on his third. But on his second series, Barker threw a pick-six. Then the Cats failed on third- and fourth-and-1 from the Commodores’ 49-yard line just before halftime. Vandy made them play with a trick play, hiding a receiver on the sideline out of a huddle and hitting him (he was completely uncovered) for a 37-yard touchdown with 37 second left in the half.Vanderbilt 21, Kentucky 10 (0:37 2Q): Disaster for the Cats right before halftime. Vanderbilt got sneaky, hid receiver Caleb Scott on the sideline after a huddle and UK left him completely uncovered. The result? A walk-in, 37-yard touchdown. Kentucky once again looks like a disorganized mess.1:15 2Q: Despite a nice scramble by Barker to convert a third-and-17, the Cats’ offense stalled at Vanderbilt’s 49-yard line. Mikel Horton was stuffed on third-and-1 and then Barker, somewhat inexplicably, took a deep shot on fourth-and-1. So the Commodores need just a few yards to score right before halftime. We’ve seen this movie.Vanderbilt 14, Kentucky 10 (5:10 2Q): Awful sequence for the Cats, as wide receiver Alex Montgomery, whose road back from an ACL injury has been long and bumpy, crumpled as he tried to get down the field to deliver a block on a punt return. He had to be helped off the field. Moments later, Drew Barker’s breakout day took a hit when he threw a pick-six that Vanderbilt returned 30 yards to retake the lead.Kentucky 10, Vanderbilt 7 (10:23 2Q): So the Drew Barker Era (if that’s what we’re seeing here) is off to a great start. After the defense forced a three-and-out, UK went to the redshirt freshman over interception-prone Towles, and he connected with Jeff Badet for a 41-yard completion on his first pass. Then an 8-yard strike, then a 13-yard Williams run, and finally a 7-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Timmons. That was mighty impressive.13:48 2Q: Make it FOUR turnovers (two each) in the first 17 minutes of play. Towles hit Johnson in the back of the end zone on first down, but he was just out of bounds. Next play, a fade to Dorian Baker, tipped and then picked off by Vanderbilt. Two trips inside the Commodores’ 5-yard line and zero points for Kentucky.14:00 2Q: Apparently the football is a hot potato today in Nashville. Freshman safety Mike Edwards forced a fumble on Vanderbilt’s latest punt return – third fumble of the day – and fellow rookie Jordan Jones jumped on it at the Commodores’ 3-yard line. Now … can Kentucky get a touchdown out of this?13:48 1Q: Make it FOUR turnovers (two each) in the first 17 minutes of play. Towles hit Johnson in the back of the end zone on first down, but he was just out of bounds. Next play, a fade to Dorian Baker, tipped and then picked off by Vanderbilt. Two trips inside the Commodores’ 5-yard line and zero points for Kentucky.14:00 1Q: Apparently the football is a hot potato today in Nashville. Freshman safety Mike Edwards forced a fumble on Vanderbilt’s latest punt return – third fumble of the day – and fellow rookie Jordan Jones jumped on it at the Commodores’ 3-yard line. Now … can Kentucky get a touchdown out of this?END FIRST: Vanderbilt, Kentucky 3The Wildcats ended the first 15 minutes wondering what might’ve been. On a 14-play opening field-goal drive, quarterback Patrick Towles saw two deep balls (both potential touchdowns) sail through receivers’ hands. Then, after linebacker Khalid Henderson pounced on a fumble at Vanderbilt’s 39-yard line and running back Stanley “Boom” Williams ripped off 38-yard run, UK somehow failed to score on four tries from the 1. To top it off, the Cats gift-wrapped a touchdown for the Commodores when Williams fumbled at his own 4-yard line. The home team needed one play to score from there, on a TD toss to the tight end. Plagued by drops, Towles was 5 of 14 for 22 yards in the first quarter, where Kentucky outgained Vanderbilt 68 yards to 64.Vanderbilt 7, Kentucky 3 (0:36 1Q): Disaster strikes. After their defense forced a punt, the Cats’ offense gave it right back. Williams, dancing around and looking for room to run, fumbled and Vanderbilt recovered at UK’s 4-yard line. The Commodores needed just one play to toss a touchdown to their tight end. SEC Network says that’s Vandy’s first touchdown in the first quarter since Nov. 8 last year. Brutal.4:51 1Q: Incredibly, Kentucky can’t make Vanderbilt pay for that turnover, even after Boom Williams, playing with a brace on his injured right elbow, ripped off a 38-yard run to the 1. From there Williams was stuffed, Towles sailed a pass out of the end zone, Williams was stuffed and Towles was driven back on a fourth-down try. Not a good look for the offense and a huge missed opportunity.6:17 1Q: Big swing there, and senior linebacker Khalid Henderson’s late-season resurgence continues. The once-benched veteran has fought to get his spot back and keeps making big plays, that time forcing and recovering a fumble at the Vanderbilt 39.7:05 1Q: Cats returned the favor three with a three-and-out. Good news: punter Landon Foster escaped disaster as Vandy went all out to block that kick. Of note: Towles has already run it twice for 10 yards in two series. He was a frequent runner last season, almost not at all this year. Perhaps that’s a significant wrinkle in today’s game plan.8:18 1Q: Make no mistake, the Commodores’ offense stinks. Still, an opening three-and-out is good for a Kentucky defense that has been lit up the last few weeks.Kentucky 3, Vanderbilt 0 (10:22 1Q): Cats get a 39-yard opening kickoff return from freshman tailback Sihiem King (seems like he’ll eventually break one), moved the chains with a 10-yard Boom Williams run on a third-and-5, then again with 2-yard Mikel Horton rumble on fourth-and-1 and once more on a third-down scramble and 8-yard dart from Towles to tight end C.J. Conrad. But the drive finally stalled and UK settled for a 39-yard Austin MacGinnis field goal. Towles looked mostly sharp but saw Ryan Timmons drop a perfect deep ball and Garrett Johnson let a potential touchdown toss sail through his hands. After their recent offensive struggles, though, Kentucky will take a 14-play opening drive and points against a top-25 defense.* Towles starts, but Barker could play. Stoops told SEC Network just before kickoff that junior Patrick Towles will start today but redshirt freshman Drew Barker is “ready to go.” Imagine it’ll be a quick hook if Towles struggles against a stout Vanderbilt defense.[tweet https://twitter.com/ukstoopstroops/status/665589270095273985%5Dlast_img read more

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Memories of 2013 ‘Kick Six’ still haunt Tide players

first_imgAdam Griffith (99) watches his missed field goal attempt that was returned for a game-winning TD by Auburn in the Iron Bowl last year. MICKEY WELSH/ADVERTISER FILE Alabama place kicker Adam Griffith (99) watches his missed field goal attempt that was returned for a game winning touchdown by Auburn in the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday November 30, 2013. (Mickey Welsh, Montgomery Advertiser)Adam Griffith (99) watches his missed field goal attempt that was returned for a game-winning TD by Auburn in the Iron Bowl last year. MICKEY WELSH/ADVERTISER FILE Alabama place kicker Adam Griffith (99) watches his missed field goal attempt that was returned for a game winning touchdown by Auburn in the Iron Bowl at Jordan-Hare Stadium in Auburn, Ala. on Saturday November 30, 2013. (Mickey Welsh, Montgomery Advertiser)TUSCALOOSA — Ryan Kelly distinctly remembers the crushing heartbreak he felt as he watched Auburn’s Chris Davis race from one end zone to the other on the final play of the 2013 Iron Bowl.As Auburn fans flooded Pat Dye Field by the thousands, the then-sophomore center carefully made his way to the visitors’ locker room beneath the Jordan Hare Stadium stands in a daze.“It was kind of a blur after the end of it. … I just kind of walked off the field,” Kelly said Monday. “That’s all I want to talk about it. It wasn’t a great feeling. A lot of guys on this team were there then. You definitely don’t forget something like that.”The game ended on a single play – affectionately known as the “Kick Six” – that will live in infamy for both its sensationalism and sheer unlikeliness after Davis fielded a 57-yard field goal try a foot inside the back of the end zone and returned it 109 yards down the home sideline for the game-winning score as the upstart Tigers knocked off the No. 1 Tide, 34-28, at Jordan-Hare Stadium.Auburn would go on to win the SEC Championship and come within 13 seconds of winning the national championship.Meanwhile, Alabama – which had won back-to-back national titles in 2011-12 – would suffer a hangover loss to Oklahoma in the 2014 Sugar Bowl.Needless to say, the Iron Bowl has traditionally yielded some serious national implications, and it’s no different this season with the No. 2 Tide needing to win Saturday to secure the SEC West divisional championship, and a trip to the SEC Championship Game in Atlanta.“I don’t think I have to tell anybody anything they don’t already know about this game. The Iron Bowl is one of the great rivalries in college football,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said Monday. “It means a lot to a lot of people in this state as well as all over the country. It’s certainly an opportunity you appreciate as a competitor.”Of course, even after delivering a 55-44 win last season at Bryant-Denny Stadium, there are some unresolved feelings regarding the game two years ago.“I know I remember being on the sideline, me and Landon (Collins) beside each other and just watching (Davis) run down the field,” Alabama senior linebacker Reggie Ragland said. “You just drop your helmet and just walk off the field in disbelief and you’re sad.”But, for many of the now-seniors that watched the veterans on that 2013 team come up short after back-to-back national championships, the disappointment felt that day is still fresh.“(I remember the) look in the eyes of some of the seniors and you see them crying in the locker room and stuff like that,” Ragland said. “That hurts your feelings, knowing that you didn’t do your job enough to get the win for them. So we gotta come out and we gotta do our job and gotta try to get this win.”Crimson Tide senior quarterback Jake Coker was watching and remembers the 2013 Iron Bowl with his family in Mobile while recovering from knee surgery earlier that month while still at Florida State.“I couldn’t believe it happened. … (Of course) it is what it is, it’s over now,” Coker said Saturday following a 56-6 win over Charleston Southern. “At that point, the recruiting process, all that (with Alabama) hadn’t started so I was just kind of more in awe (of the play) than anything.”Still, there are many around the Alabama program that prefer to focus on what’s ahead Saturday, rather than look behind.“I don’t really think about it that much. Of course, it kind of gets brought up and you start to think about it more around the time we’re starting to prepare for Auburn,” Tide senior cornerback Cyrus Jones said. “Obviously, we know it happened, but it’s in the past and I don’t think that’s going to be on our minds that much when we roll into Jordan Hare on Saturday.”And while some aren’t interested in rehashing the past this week, the way Alabama’s last trip to Auburn ended still serves as motivation this week, even if many of the players are reluctant to admit it.“It does, but it’s not going to fuel how we play,” Kelly said. “We’re going to have to go down there and execute. They are a really good team.”Go Mobile, Montgomery! Download our apps herelast_img read more

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One of nation’s best 2018 class QBs commits to Auburn

first_imgOne of the nation's elite 2018 quarterback prospects, Joey Gatewood (17), verbally committed to Auburn this weekend. Gatewood is in his sophomore season at Bartram Trail High School in Jacksonville, Fla.One of the nation’s elite 2018 quarterback prospects, Joey Gatewood (17), verbally committed to Auburn this weekend. Gatewood is in his sophomore season at Bartram Trail High School in Jacksonville, Fla.AUBURN – One of the nation’s best quarterback prospects in the 2018 recruiting class committed to Auburn this weekend.Joey Gatewood, a 6-foot-3 dual-threat quarterback from Bartram Trail High School in Jacksonville, Florida, announced on Twitter Saturday evening of his verbal pledge to Auburn’s 2018 recruiting class. Gatewood becomes the first high school sophomore prospect to commit to Auburn after informing Tigers head coach Gus Malzahn and offensive coordinator Rhett Lashlee during a campus visit this weekend.[tweet https://twitter.com/DuelThreat2/status/673336402587815936%5DThis season Gatewood completed 59-of-103 passes for 713 yards with six touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed for 871 yards on 133 carries and six scores. He was the only sophomore participant at the Rivals.com Five-Star Challenge in June. Currently, 247sports.com has Gatewood rated the No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the country and the No. 51 overall recruit in the 2018 recruiting class.Gatewood was suspended in October for off the field issues and did not play in Bartram Trail’s regular season finale on Nov. 6 due to a right foot injury.[tweet https://twitter.com/AUFAMILY/status/673342990803447808/photo/1%5DIn two seasons at Bartram Trail, Gatewood has already accounted for 2,605 total yards (1,530 rushing, 1,075 passing) and 23 total touchdowns in 22 career games.Even after just two seasons of high school football, Gatewood chose Auburn over offers from Florida State, Florida, Clemson, LSU, Michigan, Ohio State, UCLA, Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Miami, South Carolina and Tennessee.Sophomore Year Highlightslast_img read more

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Blake Sims talks leadership after 14-13 Alabama win

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Gophers Top #15 Purdue

first_img 1/1 360p 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 The Gophers are 13-2 overall and 1-1 in the Big Ten. Minnesota will play at Northwestern Thursday. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip center_img About Connatix V56892 The Gopher men’s basketball team won 91-82 in overtime at #15 Purdue Sunday.The Gophers went out to a 17-6 lead and led by 3 at halftime. Purdue took a 7 point lead in the 2nd half before Minnesota came back to force overtime. Dupree McBrayer missed a 3 point shot at the buzzer in regulation.In overtime freshman Eric Curry scored 7 of his 10 points. Nate Mason scored a career high 31 points and Caleb Swanigan had 28 points for Purdue. 720p HD Auto (360p)last_img read more

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Football News Kerala Blasters FC’s ‘Messi’ Rescues Team In ISL Clash Vs Jamshedpur

first_imgKochi: Raphael Messi Bouli struck twice in the last 15 minutes to eke out a 2-2 draw for Kerala Blasters against Jamshedpur in an Indian Super League clash in Kochi on Friday. Kerala had the better chances to score but it was a Piti (38′) penalty that broke the deadlock. CK Vineeth (71′) added the visitor’s second before Raphael Messi Bouli scored a brace (75′, 87′) to pull his team level. With the spoils being shared, Jamshedpur are third with 13 points from eight matches while Kerala sit seventh with seven points. Mario Arques, who was deemed fit to start after a lengthy layoff, nearly got his team off to a splendid start. Seityasen Singh nicked the ball on the right flank and cut inside to deliver a threatening cross that was headed straight at the goalkeeper by the Spanish midfielder at the far post.The visitors were careless in possession early in the game, with Jeakson stealing the ball off Aitor Monroy to set Raphael Messi Bouli free, but the Cameroonian striker couldn’t keep his shot on target. With the game nearing half-time, the referee penalised Vlatko Drobarov’s manhandling of Tiri inside the box from a corner conceded by a Seityasen backpass. Piti calmly slotted home from 12 yards to put Jamshedpur ahead. Kerala spurned a well-worked chance to equalise after the restart.Seityasen drilled a low cross into the box from the right flank for Arques who failed to connect at the near post. The loose ball fell perfectly for Sergio Cidoncha whose powerful strike from inside the box flew wide. Sahal Abdul Samad’s introduction in place of Cidoncha in the second half gave the hosts a much-needed spark in midfield. In the 66th minute, the Kerala-born midfielder danced his way past the Jamshedpur defence before getting a shot away.Tiri was well-positioned to block the strike and keep his team in the lead. Five minutes later, on his return to Kochi, substitute CK Vineeth struck Jamshedpur’s second. The forward played a one-two with Farukh Chaudhary before dribbling into the box and finding the gap between Rehenesh and the near post.Also Read | Indian Super League 2019: Bengaluru FC Go On Top With Narrow Win Vs Odisha FCKerala Blasters pressed high up the field as an emergency response and worked the ball well to find a goal in the 75th minute. Sahal produced a delightful chip from inside the box for Messi who nodded in at the far post to provide a ray of hope for his team. With three minutes left for the end of regulation time, Kerala found an equaliser. Seityasen Singh dribbled into the box and was brought down by Robin Gurung. Messi stepped up and converted from the spot to complete his brace and a late comeback for Kerala. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Australia club England in fourth ODI

first_img(REUTERS) – AUSTRALIA romped to a three-wicket victory in the fourth one-day international at Adelaide Oval on Friday after threatening to dismiss England for the lowest score in the history of the format by reducing the tourists to eight for five inside seven overs.Chris Woakes scored 78 as England recovered to post a score of 196 in their 50 overs but opener Travis Head’s 96 helped Australia to 197-7 and a comfortable consolation win with 13 overs to spare.“Five for eight you take that any day of the week on any wicket,” said Australia captain Steve Smith.“Nice to get over the line in the end. Pretty ordinary batting display really apart from Heady who played well.”The tourists were full of confidence after winning the first three encounters to take an unassailable lead in the five-match series but it soon dissipated when they were put in to bat under overcast skies on the Australia Day holiday.Pat Cummins (4-24) and Josh Hazlewood (3-39) made light of the absence of their rested fellow paceman Mitchell Starc and ripped through the England top order.Jason Roy departed off the second ball with Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root and Jos Buttler swiftly following him to depart, all caught out for ducks.Alex Hales at least got three runs on the board before Cummins took out his off stump and Zimbabwe’s record low innings tally of 35 against Sri Lanka in 2004 looked under serious threat.Skipper Eoin Morgan and all-rounder Moeen Ali, who both scored 33, put on 53 to ease the tourists away from that ignominy and Woakes’s fine innings added a gloss of decency to the tally.Australia made a bit of a meal of the run chase and Smith continued his poor series with only four runs after he was well caught in the cordon by Root off Adil Rashid (3-49)Head, who was brought into the side in place of the injured Aaron Finch, looked destined for a second international century but fell four runs short of the milestone when he slapped the ball straight to Morgan at mid-on off Chris Wood.Tim Paine got Australia home with his unbeaten 25 not out but not until he had run out Man of the Match Cummins to leave the hosts seven wickets down and 11 runs short of their target.“Full credit to Australia; I thought they bowled well. Didn’t give us anything to hit; It was relentless. They deserved to win today,” said Morgan.The final match in the series takes place on Sunday, the first sporting event at a new 60,000-seater stadium in Perth.last_img read more

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