ESPN Releases Early Prediction For Penn State-Michigan

first_img ESPN’s computer model believes that Penn State has this game well in hand. The computer model gives the Nittany Lions a 78.6-percent chance to win this Saturday’s game.Michigan has won four of their last five games against Penn State, but lost the showdown at State College in 2017.Whoever wins this game will be seen as the biggest threat to Ohio State for Big Ten East division supremacy.The game will be played at 7:30 p.m. EST on ABC. Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh and Penn State coach James Franklin shaking hands after a football game.STATE COLLEGE, PA – NOVEMBER 21: James Franklin head coach of the Penn State Nittany Lions congratulates Jim Harbaugh head coach of the Michigan Wolverines after the game at Beaver Stadium on November 21, 2015 in State College, Pennsylvania. The Wolverines won 28-16. (Photo by Evan Habeeb/Getty Images)Saturday’s Penn State-Michigan game has far higher stakes than in some recent years. ESPN’s College GameDay will be right outside Beaver Stadium for their show, and the rest of the country will get to see it in primetime.Penn State is undefeated at 6-0 and coming off a rare road win over a ranked team. The Nittany Lions defense is clearly one of the best in the country, and has yet to give up 14 points in a game. Quarterback Sean Clifford has been solid in his first year as a starter while running back Noah Cain has scored a TD in five games this year.Michigan has recovered nicely since their blowout loss to Wisconsin several weeks back. Granted two of their three wins have come against Big Ten cellar-dwellers Illinois and Rutgers, but wins are wins. The Wolverines have yet to truly impress this season, but a win over Penn State would speak volumes.ESPN’s computer model has released its prediction for the Penn State-Michigan game.last_img read more

Lingard out of England squad through illness

first_imgJesse Lingard has been ruled out of England’s Euro 2020 qualifiers against Bulgaria and Kosovo through illness.The midfielder was not named in the squad for Saturday’s visit of Bulgaria, with the Three Lions confirming soon after that he will return to Manchester United.Lingard has endured a difficult start to the season with his club side, failing to make an impact in the Red Devils’ opening three games before being dropped to the substitutes’ bench for the draw with Southampton last weekend. Article continues below Editors’ Picks What is Manchester United’s ownership situation and how would Kevin Glazer’s sale of shares affect the club? Ox-rated! Dream night in Genk for Liverpool ace after injury nightmare Messi a man for all Champions League seasons – but will this really be Barcelona’s? Are Chelsea this season’s Ajax? Super-subs Batshuayi & Pulisic show Blues can dare to dream No timescale has been put on his return, but he will hope to be fit for United’s Premier League clash against Leicester City next Saturday.#ThreeLions midfielder @JesseLingard has returned to his club through illness.Get well soon, Jesse!  pic.twitter.com/ixB5MWgvdU— England (@England) September 7, 2019 England manager Gareth Southgate confirmed to ITV before a meeting with Bulgaria that Lingard would no longer be available to him during the current round of international fixtures.He said: “We decided to send [Jesse] home.”He hasn’t been able to train the last couple of days. We don’t think he’ll be ready for Tuesday.”Southgate also revealed that he has no intention of bringing in cover for Lingard.He added: “We’ve still got 23 players [so won’t call up a replacement for Lingard].”England have now lost two United stars from their current squad, with Aaron Wan-Bissaka also forced to withdraw from the ranks.He had been hoping to put himself in contention for a senior debut.Jesse Lingard Manchester United 2019-20Lingard is another to have missed out on a chance to prove his worth amid a testing period for the 26-year-old.He has not provided a goal or assist at club level in 2019, with Southgate having had to defend his selection of the Red Devils academy graduate.The Three Lions boss said: “I think you’d have to say I’ve seen him have better spells for United.”I think Ole has a young, energetic team, and I think Jesse’s pressing and the energy he brings to that has been an important part of what they’ve tried to do in the first few games.”The inclusion of Jesse for us is partly because his form for us has always been good.”I know there were stats on his goals. He was only involved in four games for us last season because of injury – two starts and two off the bench.”He scored two and had a goal disallowed when he came on in the Nations League game. He had a very good World Cup.”When you’re selecting a team, there’s half an eye on club form but also I don’t remember a game where he’s been really poor for us.”He has different attributes. I think for him and for everybody else, there is serious competition and if they aren’t scoring for us or they aren’t scoring for their clubs, that can make things more difficult.”But, equally, I think it’s good that we support him at this moment, in that you could argue club-wise, he’s on the fringes and whether he should be ahead of others.”But I don’t think there are too many that we haven’t included that should be ahead of him, and his performance for us has been very, very good.”last_img read more

Seahawks win at Arizona, lose Earl Thomas to broken leg

first_imgSeahawks win at Arizona, lose Earl Thomas to broken leg Janikowski’s field goal as time expires gets Seattle 20-17 victory 10 Photos “It was a terrible kick, no excuses,” Dawson said. “I didn’t do my job, just a good, old-fashioned miss.”The Cardinals are 0-4 for the first time since 1986, two years before they moved from St. Louis, but at least they could point to the poised play of their young QB in his starting debut.“Hopefully, I can play in the NFL for a while,” he said afterward.Rosen completed 15 of 27 passes for 180 yards and a touchdown with no interceptions. He had several passes dropped.“I can’t keep saying it enough,” Arizona first-year coach Steve Wilks said. “The guy’s very poised, very confident and I like him back there commanding the huddle and running this offense. You can see the difference.” Davis rushed for 101 yards and a pair of touchdowns in 21 carries after being pushed into extra duty by the absence of starter Chris Carson, out with a hip injury.Davis scored on a 20-yard sweep early and bulled in from a yard out for the go-ahead touchdown with a minute left in the third quarter.Seattle improved to 5-0-1 in its past six trips to the desert.David Johnson had his best game of the season for Arizona, rushing for 71 yards and catching three for 41 yards.With the score tied at 10, the Seahawks’ Russell Wilson threw to David Moore on a 30-yard play to the Arizona 23. After a pair of penalties against the Cardinals, Davis scored on a 1-yard run to put Seattle back in the lead at 17-10. Subscribe Today Seattle Seahawks kicker Sebastian Janikowski (11) celebrate his game-winning field goal with punter Michael Dickson (4) as Arizona Cardinals linebacker Dennis Gardeck (92) looks away during the second half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, in Glendale, Ariz. The Seahawks won 20-17. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin) Photo Gallery Published: September 30, 2018, 5:26pm GLENDALE, Ariz. — Sebastian Janikowski’s 40-year-old leg had failed him twice earlier in the game on Sunday.But when it mattered most, the kick went through.Janikowski kicked a 52-yard field goal as time expired to give Seattle a 20-17 victory over Arizona on Sunday and spoil the strong debut of Cardinals rookie Josh Rosen as the starting quarterback.Jankowski had missed field goals of 38 and 52 yards.“There is always a next kick,” Janikowski said. “You turn the next page and you try to forget the first one, but it was rough today. My confidence is always there. I prepare myself in practice. I know what I can do but it is all mental.”The Seahawks (2-2) mounted their winning drive after Arizona’s 43-year-old kicker, Phil Dawson, missed a 45-yard field goal that would have given the lead to Arizona (0-4) with 1:50 to play. Receive latest stories and local news in your email: But Rosen had completions of 31 yards to Ricky Seals-Jones and 30 yards on a screen to Johnson before throwing 22 yards to Chad Williams for his first NFL TD to tie it at 17-17 with 8:59 remaining.Arizona led 10-7 at the half on Johnson’s 1-yard TD run and Dawson’s 23-yard field goal.Seattle used up 7:46 of the third quarter with a 14-play drive that ended with Janikowski’s 40-yard field goal that tied it at 10-10 with 4:59 left in the quarter.INJURIES & INACTIVESIn the first quarter, rookie Will Dissly, the Seahawks’ starting tight end, was carted into the locker room with a knee injury. Thomas was hurt defending Williams on the TD catch.center_img GO By signing up you are agreeing to our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service. He threw a 22-yard touchdown pass to Chad Williams to tie it at 17-17 with 8:59 to play, then directed the drive to set up Dawson’s errant field goal try. Dawson also missed from 50 in the game.THOMAS HURTSeattle’s Earl Thomas was hurt on the Arizona TD pass and carted to the locker room with a left leg injury. After the game, coach Pete Carroll said Thomas had a lower leg fracture. The Seattle player, embroiled in a contract dispute with the team, made an obscene gesture toward the Seattle side of the field as he was being carted off.“Earl wanted an extension and at the end of the day he didn’t get that,” Seahawks defensive end Frank Clark said. “It sucks to see a guy who puts his heart into something, put his all into his team and he doesn’t get what he deserves.”DAVIS’ BIG DAYIt was by far the biggest day of Mike Davis’ career.“I just feel like I have been slept on ever since I came into the NFL,” he said, explaining his touchdown celebration routine, when he lies as if asleep and then bursts awake. “It’s just a reminder that I will wake them up one day.” Share: Share: After losing his starting job to Rosen, Sam Bradford was inactive. Mike Glennon was the backup quarterback, active for the first time this season.UP NEXTSeahawks host the Los Angeles Rams next Sunday.Cardinals play the 49ers in San Francisco next Sunday. 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