first_imgGREG SCHMITZ/Herald photoLAS VEGAS — For the second consecutive week, the first quarter wasn’t kind to Wisconsin’s defense.The Badgers gave up an 80-yard scoring drive on UNLV’s second possession of the game. The touchdown drive marks the third time this season Wisconsin has given up an 80-yard scoring drive in the first quarter.”I think we’re fully capable of going out there and getting the job done,” cornerback Jack Ikegwuonu said. “We just have to be more ready to play at the beginning of the game. It’s not any individual person. It’s a collective unit.”It’s frustrating to give up early drives like that, but we’ll get better.”One of the contributing reasons to Wisconsin’s early struggles was Rebels redshirt quarterback Travis Dixon’s play.He passed for 258 yards and a touchdown.”He was pretty good. He surprised us,” Ikegwuonu said. “From the film that we watched, we expected a lot more of the run game, and he came out and was just throwing the ball all over the place, so we woke up after that first scoring drive and really buckled down and made adjustments.”Dixon’s ability to run the spread offense opened up the offense for his receivers. Casey Flair caught 10 balls for 126 yards and a score.Like last week, the defense adjusted by going to more press and man coverage and made enough plays to give the offense a chance to win.”They were stopping us on offense so we just needed to respond on defense,” Ikegwuonu said.Dropped passesQuarterback Tyler Donovan managed just 138 passing yards and led the offense to two offensive touchdowns. Part of the problem was that his receivers at times couldn’t catch the ball. Even the normally sure-handed senior Luke Swan dropped a pass near the goal line at the end of the first half, a play which ultimately forced UW to settle for three points rather than seven.Tight end Travis Beckum dropped another crucial pass, this time over the middle, stalling an early fourth-quarter drive with Wisconsin down by one.In all, Wisconsin receivers accounted for nearly half of Donovan’s 12 incompletions. “It happens. It’s football,” Donovan said. “There’s no doubt in my mind that I’m going to them next time. I got full faith in those guys.”Despite the missed opportunities, UW head coach Bret Bielema said he was pleased with how his players had short-term memory and went out and made plays after their mistakes.”I think there were some things that we weren’t especially clean on, but I liked the way they responded to the situation,” he said. “Travis was one of the guys who put one on the ground, and he responded positively after that, same thing with a couple of our other players.”Home game atmosphereThe only times UNLV has ever sold out a game have been when Wisconsin was in town. Given that the game was held in Las Vegas and Badger fans travel in swarms to any road game, Saturday’s game was almost a home game away from home.”That’s a good thing about Wisconsin fans — they travel a lot,” linebacker Elijah Hodge said.While it was difficult to distinguish between Badger fans and Rebel fans — both teams share cardinal and white as their team colors — it became quite evident that the Wisconsin faithful were on hand when Donovan laid out for the game-winning touchdown.”That’s good when you have a lot of support,” UW running back P.J. Hill said. “You got the momentum on our side. We just had to take their energy into the game.”Hubbard hurtWide receiver Paul Hubbard left the game midway through the third quarter with a right knee injury. The injury occurred when Hubbard got tangled up with some UNLV and UW players following a short Hill run. He left the field under the assistance of two trainers and did not return. Hubbard’s status is unclear and likely won’t be known for a few more days.Freshman Kyle Jefferson took most of the reps at the other receiver position in Hubbard’s absence.last_img read more

first_imgSyracuse has yet to formally announce the coaching staff that will work under the newly-hired Dino Babers. But several of his former Bowling Green assistants have been on the recruiting trail since yesterday, and others have changed their Twitter bios to reflect their new positions with the Orange. Other coaching hires will likely be named in the coming days and weeks.Sean Lewis — co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coachLewis spent the last four years as an assistant to Babers at Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois before that. He was a quarterback at Wisconsin in 2004 before switching to tight end the three years after that. In 2010, he served as the tight ends coach at Nebraska Omaha.Brian Ward — defensive coordinatorWard will coach Bowling Green as the interim head coach through its bowl game on Dec. 23. He is in his first year with the Falcons and has coached at Western Illinois, where he turned one of the worst FCS defenses into one of the best in the Missouri Valley Football Conference before joining Babers’ staff.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMike Lynch — co-offensive coordinator, offensive line and running backsLynch has been on the recruiting trail since Monday. He has worked with Babers for the past four seasons, including two season at Eastern Illinois, where he was a longtime assistant. Before that, he coached at Utah State from 2000-2004.Kim McCloud — wide receivers and assistant head coachMcCloud was formerly a defensive coordinator for Babers, but was promoted to assistant head coach. The two worked together at Baylor, before Babers went to EIU. McCloud played in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers in 1991.Nick Monroe — secondaryMonroe has been an assistant at Bowling Green for the past six seasons, but will leave that job to be an assistant with the Orange. He has been contacting recruits on behalf of Syracuse. He played college football at St. Cloud State for four years and was a cornerback.Tom Kaufman — special teams and defensive lineKaufman worked for Babers at Eastern Illinois and followed him to BGSU. He worked with linebackers for three seasons before moving to the defensive line this past season. From 2009-11, Kaufman spent time at Mississippi State, Kansas and Texas as either a quality control coach or graduate assistant. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers lands 1st commit, 2016 OL Airon ServaisSyracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers will prioritize northeast talentDino Babers injects optimism into Syracuse football, even if it’s just for now5 things Dino Babers said at his introductory press conference5 things Mark Coyle said at Dino Babers’ introductory press conference Published on December 8, 2015 at 10:34 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Published on October 6, 2018 at 12:52 am Contact Max: mefreund@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Commentscenter_img Syracuse (5-4, 1-3 Atlantic Coast) dominated Wake Forest (11-1, 4-1), 2-0, to win its first ACC game in 721 days. The Orange, powered by strong defense and timely offense, have now won its past two games and have much needed momentum going into the homestretch of the season.Here are the best shots from the game.last_img

first_img Facebook Twitter: @NeosKosmos Instagram A post office box has been set up so Victorians can hold the Baillieu Government accountable for decisions made.The ‘Scrutiny of Government’ post office box has been set up by the opposition in response to what they consider to be the “secretive” style of the government in power. Opposition Scrutiny of Government spokesman Martin Pakula said “Mr Baillieu promised his Government would be open, transparent and accountable but the reality has been very different. “All we have seen is a Government shutting down questioning, dodging issues and stifling attempts to gain information for Victorians.” He said that all Victorians have a right to know what the government is doing and encourages all Victorians to use the post office box to “send through information of mismanagement, of broken promises, of deceit, bad faith or bad administration by the Baillieu Government”. Victorians can send information to PO Box 225, Yarraville, 3013.last_img read more

first_imgA weekend incident in Anchorage has left a man dead after police say he came at an officer wielding a knife.Listen nowAs of Sunday night, the deceased’s name has not yet been released by the Anchorage Police Department.The incident started Saturday evening, when a bystander called police about a stabbing between a couple in the parking lot of a Home Depot.A woman ran into the business with a non-life-threatening injuries from a knife wound.After slashing two tires, the assailant fled on foot.In a video of a Saturday night news conference at Anchorage police headquarters posted by Channel 2 News, police Chief Justin Doll said officers followed the man into an East Anchorage trailer park.“At that point the person that was being chased turned and ran toward the officer while armed with a knife,” Doll said. “And the officer shot and killed him.”As per APD’s protocols, all shootings involving officers are investigated to establish whether the use of deadly force was justified. The officer’s name is withheld until three days after the incident.This is the first deadly shooting involving police in Anchorage of the year. The city saw four such incidents in 2017.last_img read more