Trask has had bad luck with injuries, including a scare last year. If he stays healthy, it could be a big year for him. He’s not rated among the top NFL Draft prospects at his position, but he could boost his stock with more games like this one.
Trask threw for 2,941 yards with 25 touchdowns and seven interceptions last season.
The Kansas State Wildcats overcame hefty odds to stun the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman.
Kansas State was down seven players on its two-deep depth chart Saturday due to COVID-19 issues. After falling behind 35-14, the Wildcats looked finished, but a stunning rally ensued.
After a touchdown made it 35-21, Oklahoma’s Seth McGowan fumbled on the second play from scrimmage of the ensuing drive. That game the Wildcats a fairly short field, and they put together a 38-yard drive to score again and get within a touchdown. The Kansas State defense then buckled down, stopping the Sooners at midfield and then blocking the punt. Kansas State needed just two plays to go 38 yards once again and tie the game at 35. Another punt allowed Kansas State to set up for the go-ahead field goal, and the defense proceeded to intercept Spencer Rattler to seal the road win.
Kansas State comes back from down 21 to UPSET #3 Oklahoma
The Sooners were considered a national title contender coming into the game. They were favored by 28 points. Kansas State, meanwhile, came in off a loss to lowly Arkansas State. This one was unpredictable to say the least, even though the Wildcats also pulled the upset in 2019.
The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns continued a storybook start to the 2020 season in remarkable manner on Sunday.
With two seconds left and Louisiana down a point, the team had no choice but to give kicker Nate Snyder the chance to win the game from 53 yards out. Snyder missed three of his four field goal tries last week, and had failed to convert a 35-yard try earlier in the game.
None of that mattered here. Snyder hit from 53, and the team went nuts.
It’s been an emotional couple months for the football team. Assistant coach D.J. Looney died suddenly at the beginning of August. Head coach Billy Napier paid tribute to him after an upset win over Iowa State two weeks ago. That was followed by a dramatic overtime win against Georgia State. Now 3-0, the Ragin’ Cajuns seem to have a penchant for drama.
Count Dirk Nowitzki as a big fan of Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic.
Jokic has been compared to Nowitzki in some circles as a skilled big man who can score from anywhere and break down opposing defenses. Nowitzki is flattered by the comparison, but suggested Jokic might be even better than he was in some aspects.
“Damn. That’s a compliment,” Nowitzki said of comparisons to Jokic via text to ESPN’s Zach Lowe. “I wish I had his skill set. His passing is so good it’s a joke. I unfortunately always wanted to score and not pass.”
It’s funny, and Nowitzki is being his usual understated self. Still, there’s obviously a healthy degree of admiration here. Jokic has had a breakout postseason, and people like Nowitzki are taking notice — if they hadn’t already.
Do the Oklahoma Sooners have another star quarterback on their hands? Jesse Palmer certainly thinks so.
The ESPN analyst is backing Spencer Rattler to be a star, praising his arm and his mentality in an appearance on Thursday’s “College Football Countdown.”
“You can see why there was so much hype,” Palmer said, via Nick Kosko of 247Sports. “This was the number one dual threat quarterback coming out of high school…he’s already been proclaimed the next Heisman Trophy-winning Oklahoma quarterback. He’s a great fit for what Lincoln Riley wants to do. He’s very accurate throwing the football down the field, he has a lot of arm talent. This dude can sling the rock. He’s aggressive. He likes to take shots.”
The Miami Marlins officially clinched a playoff berth on Friday night, solidifying themselves as one of the biggest surprises of the 2020 MLB season. Instead of a big celebration, CEO Derek Jeter had a different reaction to the news.
According to Peter Gammons of MLB Network, Jeter spent the night calling Marlins’ staff members and thanking them for their efforts in helping the team reach the playoffs.
Derek Jeter went late into the night calling scouts and baseball ops people on all levels to congratulate and thank them for the Marlins makinng the playoffs. It impacted a lot of people.
That nickname came to the forefront after Herro put up 37 points in Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Finals, pushing the Boston Celtics to the brink of elimination. Plenty of people delighted in using the nickname for the Miami Heat rookie.
Paul Pierce was not one of them. The former Celtic went out of his way to state that Herro needed to score more consistently to earn that nickname at the NBA level.
Paul Pierce on Tyler Herro "I can’t call nobody a 'bucket' if you ain’t averaging at least 20…if you average 11 I can’t give you 'I’m a bucket'" pic.twitter.com/3X96aeQiJ8
The first instinctive response would be that Pierce, a Celtics icon, is just bitter about what Herro did to his team. Add in that Pierce has a bit of an ego and you have some extra evidence behind that opinion. On the other hand, Pierce holds players to a high standard, and this may simply be that side of him coming out.
Aaron Boone had yet another heated run-in with an umpire over balls and strikes.
Boone ripped into umpire John Tumpane over some strike calls in the first inning of the New York Yankees’ 4-3 loss to the Miami Marlins on Friday night. Boone was upset with a strike three call on Aaron Judge. Then he got upset with a strike call on Aaron Hicks and was ejected.
Boone raced out of the dugout and started yelling at Tumpane over the calls. He could be heard on the YES telecast dropping some F-bombs.
Marlins starter Sandy Alcantara has a wicked sinker with some late break, which likely causes trouble for umpires. But that strike three call on Judge did look low, making Boone’s argument seem legitimate.