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What You May Have Missed in Sports 10/26 – 10/28

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Boston Red Sox” by Keith Allison is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

In the unfortunate case you didn’t get to watch sports this past weekend, Fourth Quarter Sports has a recap of the events you may have missed. Let’s get you all caught up!

 

NFL

Mahomes Makes More History

Patrick Mahomes led the Chiefs to a 30-23 win over the Broncos yesterday. He threw 4 TD passes in the game, which makes him the first player since Peyton Manning in 2004 to throw 4 TD passes in three straight games! That’s good company.

Ty Montgomery Kills Packers’ Chances

The game between the Rams and Packers was a good one. The Rams were up at the end of the game, but it looked like Aaron Rodgers was going to get a chance for a game winning drive. Instead, Ty Montgomery fumbled the ball on the kickoff return. The Rams recovered. The Rams won.

Adam Vinatieri Makes History

K Adam Vinatieri became the NFL’s all-time leader scorer against the Raiders yesterday. With a field goal in the second quarter, Vinatieri passed Hall of Fame kicker Morten Andersen for the most points in NFL history. Vinatieri passes the mark of 2,544 points, and he’s still going.

 

College Football

Upsets, Upsets, Upsets

I’m not even going to begin trying to explain all the upsets there were in college football this week. There were eight top 25 teams who were beaten by unranked opponents. The highest ranked team to lose was No. 6 Texas, and that trend trickled down to No. 25 Appalachian State. Below you’ll find all the upsets and the scores.

Northwestern beats No. 20 Wisconsin 31-17

Ga Southern beats No. 25 Appalachian State 34-14

Houston beats No. 21 USF 57-36

Cal beats No. 10 Washington 12-10

Mississippi State beats No. 16 Texas A&M 28-13

Syracuse beats No. 22 NC State 51-41

Oklahoma State beats No. 6 Texas 38-35

Arizona beats No. 19 Oregon 44-15

Florida State Matches Largest Loss in Team History

Florida State came into the game against Clemson trying to play spoiler, but they didn’t spoil anything. Instead, Clemson spoiled their spoiler by beating them 59-10. The 49 point loss matches the largest loss in Florida State history.

RB Matt Colburn’s Revenge on Louisville

This story was really cool so I couldn’t leave it off. Wake Forest RB Matt Colburn once had a scholarship from Louisville, but they pulled it 48 hours before Signing Day. Colburn got his chance to get revenge on Louisville, and boy did he make the most of it. Colburn ran for 243 yards and 3 TDs against them. Sorry Louisville, but it looks like you may have made the wrong choice.

 

NBA

LeBron Moves On Up!

In the third quarter against the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday night, LeBron James passed Dirk Nowitzki to move into sixth place on the NBA’s all-time scoring list. LeBron ended that game with 31,202 career points and is closing in on fifth place. Wilt Chamberlain has 31,419 points, so LeBron isn’t far away. It won’t be long before LeBron is moving up again.

DeMarcus Cousins Gets Ejected… From the Bench

DeMarcus Cousins got ejected before even playing a game with the Golden State Warriors. In their game against the Knicks, Cousins was exchanging words with Enes Kanter, which led to the technical foul and ejection. The so called third “splash bro” is already making a splash without even putting the ball in the basket.

Cavaliers Fire Coach Ty Lue

After starting 0-6 this season, the Cleveland Cavaliers have fired Head Coach Ty Lue. This is a move that may have been expected later in the season. We all knew the Cavs were going to take a huge step back without LeBron James. An 0-6 start isn’t ideal, but was it too early to fire Ty Lue? Maybe. Is another coach going to come in and do better right now? Probably not.

 

MLB

Longest World Series Game Ever/Boston Wins the World Series

Game 3 of the World Series between the Boston Red Sox and Los Angeles Dodgers became the longest World Series game ever. The game lasted 18 innings!! The previous mark was set in 1916, 2005 and 2015, which was 14 innings. The game lasted seven hours and 20 minutes. The Dodgers ended up winning that game to cut the Red Sox’ lead to 2-1. Unfortunately for them, they lost last night in Game 5, making the Boston Red Sox the 2018 World Series Champs!

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2 Responses

  1. usfman says:

    The success of Patrick Mahomes shows that if you put a promising rookie qb on an already good team, he will probably thrive. The talented Baker Mayfield unfortunately is stuck on another bad Browns team.

    • Joel Deering says:

      It’s not an ideal situation for Baker Mayfield, but I do feel like the Browns are moving in the right direction. It’s obvious Mayfield is being held back right now. That’s clear from his 58% completion percentage. Mayfield is much better than that. I do think he’ll thrive there as the Browns continue making good moves to help the team.

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