Texas wins Red River Showdown
University of Texas quarterback Sam Ehlinger threw for 314 yards and two touchdowns in Saturday’s win over The University of Oklahoma (OU) at the Cotton Bowl. Wide receiver Lil’Jordan Humphrey gained 133 yards on nine receptions and threw for 10 yards and a touchdown out of the Wildcat offensive, adding on to Texas’ offensive numbers.
Texas extended their lead to as many as 21 points before Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray could lead the Sooner’s back into contention. Down 45-24 with only nine minutes left, Murray and the Oklahoma offense scored three unanswered touchdowns to tie the game, 45-45.
Texas, however, had possession as time was winding down and kicker Cameron Dicker split the uprights to give the Longhorns the win, 48-45.
Despite the loss, Murray is still in legitimate contention in the Heisman race as he threw for 304 yards and four touchdowns.
Oklahoma is now 2-1 in conference play behind West Virginia University and Texas. They will take on Texas Christian University Saturday. Texas will play Baylor University in Austin, TX.
In light of the loss, OU fired defensive coordinator Mike Stoops.
OSU falls to Iowa State University
Despite scoring 42 points in Saturday’s contest, Oklahoma State University (OSU) fell to Iowa State by a six-point margin.
Iowa State quarterback Brock Purday threw for 318 yards and four touchdowns while also rushing for 84 yards leading the Cyclones to the upset.
Four Iowa State receivers—Tarique Milton, Hakeem Butler, Landen Akers and Matthew Eaton—all averaged over 20 yards per reception.
Oklahoma State quarterback Taylor Cornelius threw for four touchdowns on 289 yards passing but the rest of the Cowboy offense was “limited” to their production.
After the loss, Oklahoma State fell to 7th in the Big 12 conference battle and will face Kansas State University Saturday. Iowa State will take on West Virginia.
UFC 229, headlined by Connor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, marked an infamous retaliation during the post-fight interviews by an emotional Nurmagomedov.
After submitting McGregor via rear-naked choke and displaying lethal ground and pound for the three previous rounds, Nurmagomedov proceeded to jump over the octagon fence and charge McGregor’s corner.
During the altercation, Nurmagomedov’s corner proceeded to jump the fence and mug McGregor, resulting in a short-lived brawl. McGregor chose to not press charges on Nurmagomedov and his team.
Before the riot, UFC 229 started with a women’s strawweight matchup featuring Michelle Waterson and Felice Herrig. After going all three rounds, Waterson was claimed the victor by the judges’ decision.
Derrick Lewis and Alexander Volkov displayed the power of the heavyweight division. Lewis, in the final seconds of the fight, dropped Volkov, winning by knockout in the third round.
Light heavyweight matchup, Ovince Saint-Preux and Dominick Reyes, went the distance. The “evenly contested matchup” came down to the judge’s decision, giving Reyes the win.
In the co-main event of the evening, Tony Ferguson and Anthony Pettis exhibited “unorthodox” striking, leaving both seriously cut as round one ended. Pettis, after dropping Ferguson in the middle of round one, was seriously cut above the eye and claims his hand broke during the round. Pettis had to call the rest of the fight due to medical reasons, giving Ferguson the win through a technical knock out.
MLB Postseason recap
In the MLB postseason, the five-game division matchups are slowly coming to a close. In the National League, the Milwaukee Brewers punched their ticket to the NLCS, sweeping the Colorado Rockies in three straight games.
In the other National League matchup, the Los Angeles Dodgers survive and advance as they won game four against the Atlanta Braves yesterday afternoon pushing them further in the bracket where they will meet the Brewers in the NLCS.
In the American League, the Boston Red Sox currently have the edge over the New York Yankees winning game three 16-1 resulting in a 2-1 series favoring Boston.
The Houston Astros won game three by eight runs yesterday completing the sweep over the Cleveland Indians.
NFL: Chiefs and Rams remain undefeated
The Kansas City Chiefs pick up their fifth consecutive win against the Jacksonville Jaguars last Sunday.
Quarterback Patrick Mahomes threw for 313 yards on 38 attempts and rushed for one touchdown, leading the Chiefs to victory, despite throwing two interceptions. Chiefs’ running back Kareem Hunt rushed for 87 yards and a touchdown, and Travis Kelce went for 100 yards receiving, making up most of Kansas City’s offensive production.
The Chiefs’ defense also finished the game with four interceptions, displaying their “strength on both sides of the ball.”
The Los Angeles Rams accompany the Chiefs in their respective conferences as the final two teams to remain undefeated. The Rams beat the Seattle Seahawks in a tightly contested matchup winning 33-31.
Rams’ running back Todd Gurley continued his offensive dominance, rushing for 77 yards and three touchdowns. Receivers Robert Woods and Copper Kupp both brought in 90-plus yards, each demonstrating the Rams’ “multi-dimensional offense.”
The Rams will take on the Denver Broncos and the Chiefs will play the New England Patriots Sunday.