November 24, 2014

Rams set up inside the five to win, but Hill throws an interception in closing seconds

St. Louis Rams

St. Louis Rams

Marcus Gilchrist intercepted Shaun Hill at the goal line with 56 seconds left to preserve the San Diego Chargers’ 27-24 victory against the St. Louis Rams on Sunday.

Hill was looking for Kenny Britt on second-and-goal from the 4. The Rams got back in the game with 7-yard TD pass from Hill to Stedman Bailey with 2:04 left that pulled the Rams within three points.

The Rams were up 10-3, on a Janoris Jenkins 99 yard pick six.  The Chargers scored 17 straight points including Ryan Mathews’ 32-yard touchdown run and former Missouri linebacker Andrew Gachkar scoring on a 13-yard fumble recovery just 21 seconds later.

Philip Rivers  threw a 29-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter to Keenan Allen extend San Diego’s lead to ten.

Mauk’s two fourth quarter touchdown passes helps Tigers overcome sloppy offensive line play and shaky special teams

The Missouri Tigers are one win away from reaching the SEC Championship game for the second year in a row.  Maty Mauk threw two touchdown passes and Marcus Murphy ran for two other scores Saturday night as 20th ranked Missouri won at Tennessee 29-21.

For the Tigers (9-2, 6-1), it was a school record 10th straight road win and now sets the stage for next Friday, when Missouri can clinch the East Division by beating Arkansas next Friday at home.

Tennessee led 10-7 when they faked a field goal and got a 31 yard touchdown pass from holder Patrick Ashford to Alex Ellis in the second quarter.  The Volunteers ran 24 of their first 32 plays inside Mizzou territory thanks to great punting and multiple penalties that stymied quite a few Missouri drives and kept the field flipped in Tennessee’s favor.  Despite the advantage in field position, The Tigers took a 13-10 lead after Murphy scored on a touchdown but Andrew Baggett missed the first of two extra points.

Andrew Baggett’s 43-yard field goal broke a 13-13 midway through the third quarter and Mauk put the Tigers up by two scores by throwing a 73-yard touchdown pass to Jimmie Hunt and a 13-yard TD to Bud Sasser in the fourth quarter to make it 29-13 with 6:22 to play.

The Volunteers cut the lead to 29-21 when Joshua Dobbs threw a 4-yard touchdown pass to Jason Croom with 1:52 remaining and scored a two-point conversion on a rollout to his right.

Tennessee tried an onside kick and recovered its first attempt, but an offside penalty forced the Vols to kick again. On Tennessee’s next kick, officials ruled the Vols had touched the ball before it went the required 10 yards.z

After two impressive wins with Dobbs at quarterback, the Missouri defense shut him down most of the night, limiting the Vols to just 279 total yards with 79 of those coming on the final drive.

They also sacked Dobbs six times.  He had been sacked just three times in the previous three games.  (Dobbs entered after the second series in the game with Alabama, before his two starts)  The Tigers also forced two turnovers.


Northwest Missouri State gives up 19 points in the fourth quarter. D-II football title defense ends

Minnesota-Duluth scored 19 unanswered fourth quarter points to come from behind and defeat Northwest Missouri at home. NWMSU led 21-6 at the end of the third quarter as they finish the season 10-2 overall.

For the Bearcats Brady Bolles was 12 of 21 for 139 yards through the air hitting Corey Jackson for 61 yards. Kyle Zimmerman rushed for 65 yards and a touchdown as Phil Jackson also added a touchdown on the ground. On the defensive side of the ball Eric Reimer led the way with 12 tackles as Kohlman Adema-Schulte returned a blocked punt for a touchdown

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Central Missouri soccer advances to NCAA D-II Elite Eight

Central Missouri

Central Missouri

Central Missouri defeated top seeded Minnesota State-Mankato 3-2 in an overtime thriller to advance to the round of eight in the NCAA Division II Women’s Soccer Tournament.

Hannah Pyle got the scoring started as she netted a header off of a corner kick from Taylor Thompson in the 18th minute. Megan Wooley made it a 2-0 lead as she took a header off a headed pass from Julie Ireland.

The Mavericks would answer in the second period as Korey Kronfrost scored off a Kiana Nickel pass to make it a 2-1 game. They would then tie the game up in the 71st minute when Dana Savino scored on a penalty kick.

The game would then go to overtime where in just the second minute Mikala Modri would score the golden goal off an assist from Emily Franchett. In goal for the Jennies Ana Dilkes has three saves.

Central Missouri will now face the winner of host Wisconsin Parkside and Grand Valley State in the round of eight on Nov. 23 at 12 p.m. from Somers, Wisc.