Hacksaw’s Headlines–Friday

Posted by on December 27th, 2019  •  0 Comments  • 

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Holiday Bowl….Friday night matchup…..USC-vs-Iowa….Trojans led by QB-Kedon Slovis (3,242P-28TD) as freshman…WR-group led by Michael Pittman-Armour St-Brown…Trojans averaging (462YPG) on offense and (335P) per game..but defense giving up (415YPG)….Hawkeyes led by QB-Nate Stanley (27-wins) as 3-year starter…Hawkeyes defense giving up (304YPG)…ranked 5th in nation in points allowed (19PPG)

Iowa..Honor memory of late coach Hayden Fry-will play without the Fighting Hawk logo on helmet…State flying flags at half-mast this weekend.

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(Playoffs)..Saturday

Peach Bowl…LSU-vs-Oklahoma…battle¬†big play QBs..Joe Burrow-Heisman Trophy winner (4,715P-48TD)-vs-Jalen Hurts (4,999-51TD)..Sooners without 3-defensive starters with suspension…Tigers may be without RB-Clyde Hellaire-ongoing hamstring issue

Fiesta Bowl…Ohio State-vs-Clemson….Buckeyes led by QB-Justin Fields (2.953P-40TD-1 Int) and RB-JK Dobbins (1,829R-20TD)….vs..QB-Trevor Lawrence (3,172P-34TD) and RB-Travis Etienne (1,500R-18TD) ¬†for Tigers.

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(Schedule)..Friday

Military Bowl..North Carolina-vs-Temple
Pinstripe Bowl..Michigan State-vs-Wake Forest
Texas Bowl..Oklahoma State-vs-Texas AM
Phoenix Bowl..Washington State-vs-Air Force

(Schedule)…Saturday

Orlando Bowl..Notre Dame-Iowa State
Cotton Bowl..Penn State-Memphis

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(Scoreboard)..Thursday

Independence…Miami-L-Louisana Tech (14-0)…Shocking upset…Tech (174R)…Defense 2-interceptions…Hurricanes use 3QBs in game-none threw for 100Y…Miami finishes season (6-7) record…1st time a Group of 5-team shutout a Power 5-team in a bowl game.

Quick Lane…Pitt-W-Eastern Michigan (34-30)…Panthers QB-Kenny Pickett throws 25TD with (:47) left to give Pitt come from behind win…Pickett (321P-3TD)….EMU-QB-Mike Glass (311P-83R) in loss…Eastern has never won a bowl game.

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(College Notes)

Washington..QB-Jacob Eason files for NFL draft
Appalanchian State..RB-Darryton Evans files for NFL draft

Mississippi State..QB-Gazrret Shraeder suffers eye injury-in fine with teammate after press conference.

Miami..Firing Off Coor-Dan Enos
Penn State…Hire-Kirk Ciarocca-Off Coor-ex Minnesota

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(NFL)

Chargers-Kansas City…QB-Philip Rivers..RB-Melvin Gordon..TE-Hunter Henry all playing final game on Sunday…All become FA on February 1st.

Charges..(5-10) record..QB-Philip Rivers (3434P-21TD-21 Tovers-31 sacks..89QBR)…Bolts lost 5-of-6 games….Lost 10-of-11 against Chiefs dating back to 2014.

Chiefs..(11-4) record..QB-Patrick Mahomes (3,857P-25TD-4Int..106QBR-17 sacks)…..Chiefs averaging (382YPG) offense..scored 46TDs….WR-Tyreek Hill (14.8YPC)..Sammy Watkins (13YPC)…Mecole Hardman (20YPC)…TE-Travis Kelce (12YPC)…KC (46%-3rd Downs)…..Chiefs Defense (42-Sacks)…(21-takeaways)

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(Schedule)…..Sunday games

Seattle-San Francisco…Battle for 1st place in NFC-West..Seahawks without top 3-running backs and LT-Duane Brown…Marshawn Lynch will play some..Offense will revolve around Russell Wilson passing-vs-49ers pass rush

Raiders-Broncos..Final game as Oakland Raiders
Steelers-Ravens..Rookie Duck Devlin starts at QB
Rams-Arizona..Rams not headed to playoffs
Saints-Carolina..Drew Brees will start
Jets-Bills..Josh Allen will start at QB for Buffalo
Packers-Lions..Detroit (3-11-1) in terrible season
Vikings-Bears..Kirk Cousins to play in game
Patriots-Miami..New England to get home field in playoffs
Atlanta-Tampa Bay..Could be final game Falcons coach Dan Quinn
Dallas-Washington..Possible final game for Cowboys-Jason Garrett
Eagles-Giants..NY coach Pat Shurmur could be fired on Monday
Colts-Jaguars..Jacksonville coach Doug Marrone could get axed
Titans-Houston..QB-Deshaun Watson-ailing back
Browns-Bengals..Will coach Freddy Kitchens get fired

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(Injuries)

Bengals..IR-CB-William Jackson-shoulder
Denver..IR-OT-Ja’Wuan James-torn knee ligament
Chiefs..IR-RB-Spencer Ware-shoulder
Saints..IR-WR-Kris Hogan-hamstring
49ers..DT-Jullian Taylor suffers knee injury in practice

Raiders..RB-Josh Jacobs confirms surgery for leg infection
Steelers..Activate WR-Ryan Switzer..FB-Rosey Nix from IR list

Minnesota..OT-Mike Harris cleared by doctors for NFL comeback..left NFL with brain tumor problem two years ago.

Rams…Defensive Coordinator Wade Philips, says he wants to coach next year..Reports he will be let go by Rams after completion of non-playoff season.
Atlanta…NFL suspends CB-Jordan Miller-4G-PED violation.
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………….(Baseball)…………….

Padres…Report from. Tokyo that Padres have inside track to sign FA-OF-Shogo Akuyama-Seibu Lions…(31Y)…Career (.301-116HRs)…Would platoon in CF with Manny Margot.

Dodgers..VP-Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman being criticized for not re-signing FA-P-Hyun Jin Ryu…Dodgers refused to give 4Y-guarantee contract and full no trade clause….Ryu signed (4Y-80M) with Blue Jays.

Angels..GM-Billy Eppler being criticized for not acquiring front line pitching….upgraded pitching by signing Braves FA-P-Julio Teheran and trading for Orioles P-Dylan Bundy-who gave up 71-homers the last two years.

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(Roster Moves)

White Sox…Sign FA-1B-Edwin Encarnarcion-ex Yankees-Mariners-Blue Jays slugger.

Tampa Bay…Matt Moore-former Rays starter..signs FA-deal with Soft Bank Hawks-Japan…plagued by knee problems last two years.

Hank Conger…former A’s-Angels catcher signs on as coach of Lotte Giants in Korea.

Mets-Pirates..Report New York offering OF-Brandon Nimmo and 2-pitching prospects for Buccos OF-Starling Marte

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……………(Basketball)……………

Aztecs-Cal Poly….Saturday home game…SDSU (12-0)…ranked 15th in AP poll…

USD-Whittier…Toreros-Poets non-conference game on Sunday…USD (6-8) on season.

Lakers-at-Portland…Saturday night game…Lakers (24-7) have lost 4-games in row…G-LeBron James may sit out game with groin discomfort.

Clippers-Utah..Saturday game..Clippers now (23-10)

New Orleans…#1-pick Zion Williamson doing shooting drills…not yet scrimmaging..in slow rehab from knee surgery

Knicks-Minnesota…Report NY talking major trade to acquire Timberwolves unhappy C-Karl Anthony Towns.

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………(Hockey)…………..

San Diego Gulls-at-Ontario….Home and home weekend series
Gulls-Ontario..Saturday night home game
Gulls…sign FA-RW-Kyle Thomas-has scored 81G in ECHL in career-playing with Worcester this year….sign FA-Brett Pollock from Allen, Texas-ECHL

Kings-at-San Jose….Kings (15-20-4)…Friday game
Ducks-Las Vegas…Anahiem (15-18-4) heading into Friday game

Kings-at-Vancouver…Saturday game
Ducks-Flyers..Sunday home game

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…………(General)…………..

English Premier League…Scoreboard
..Liverpool-W-Leicester..Roberto Fermini 2G-Liverpool (17-0-1)
..Hot Spur-W-Brighton..Harry Kane-Dele Alli score goals
..Chelsea-L-Southampton..Worst loss of season Frank Lampard team
..Manchester United-W-Newcastle..Anthony Marital 2-goals
..Arsenal-Tie-Bournemouth..Pierre Aubameyang ties game-Gunners
..Everton-W-Burnley..Dom Levin game winning goal
..Crystal Palace-W-West Ham…Palace gets goal (90′)
..Sheffield-Tie-Watford..Oliver Norwood scores on penalty shot
..Aston Villa-W-Norwich..Villa wins takes them out relegation spot

..Manchester City-vs-Wolverhampton..Friday match.

(Schedule)…Top weekend games
..Liverpool-vs-Wolverhampton
..Manchester City-vs-Sheffield
..Manchester United-vs-Burnley
..Leicester-vs-West Ham
..Chelsea-vs-Arsenal

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