Syracuse football recruiting: What to know about Syracuse’s Class of 2016

first_img Published on February 3, 2016 at 12:53 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds The flipsOf the 17 players that originally committed to Babers’ staff, 13 were recently committed to another school. Two of those 13 — safety Evan Foster and linebacker Andrew Armstrong — were previously committed to Bowling Green, the school where Babers and six assistants previously coached.At his introductory press conference, Babers said he wouldn’t pursue Bowling Green commits unless they first decommitted from BGSU. Both Foster and Armstrong opened their recruitments back up before choosing the Orange.However, running back Jo-El Shaw and defensive end Kendall Coleman flipped from Western Michigan to Syracuse without ever decommitting. Running backs coach Mike Hart and defensive line coach Vinson Reynolds both previously coached at WMU before joining SU.The geographyBabers also said on Dec. 7 that he would focus on local talent and prioritize players from New York. Syracuse only has one player in its 2016 class from New York, preferred walk-on quarterback Tyler Gilfus.Riggins, who attends Aquinas (New York) Institute in Rochester, was the only other 2016 commit from New York.In total, Syracuse has no commits from the states of New York or New Jersey and has just two from Pennsylvania. The Orange has picked up five commits from Florida in the Babers era.“You need to start in your backyard,” Babers said. “We need to take care of the state of New York. We need to get over to New Jersey. We need to start to work near Philly, we need to shoot down that corridor to Pittsburgh, Chicago, Detroit, and then we got to hang down there and go back to Florida and cross our T’s and dot our I’s. But we’re always going to start close to home.”Check out all the committed players here at the Daily Orange recruiting tracker. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img With National Signing Day upon us, it’s time to look back on the ups and downs of Syracuse’s 2016 recruiting cycle. Players that did not enroll for the spring semester can turn their verbal commitment official on Wednesday by signing paperwork to join the Orange.Here are five things to know about Syracuse’s 2016 recruiting class.The shakeupFollowing head coach Dino Babers’ hiring, Syracuse’s 2016 recruiting class shook significantly. At the time of Scott Shafer’s firing, 16 players were committed to the Orange. None decommitted while SU was in search of a new coach, but after Dec. 5, when Babers took over, 11 players left the class. That number includes Sadiq Palmer, whose offer was pulled due to academics, and Taylor Riggins, who was reportedly told the new staff wouldn’t have a spot for him.After Shafer was fired, members of the athletic department told recruits their commitments would be honored by the new staff, but that was only the case for certain players. Only five players who committed to Shafer are left in Syracuse’s current class — quarterback Rex Culpepper, athlete Moe Neal, safety Scoop Bradshaw, offensive lineman Sam Heckel and preferred walk-on quarterback Tyler Gilfus.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textIn a frantic effort to fill the class, the new coaching staff has picked up 17 verbal commitments in the past two months, including nine from players who visited SU during the weekend of Jan. 23. All nine were uncommitted when the visit began and within three days, each had verballed to Syracuse.The rankingsSyracuse’s 2016 class is ranked as the 60th best in the country and 19 of SU’s 21 commits with scholarship offers are ranked with three stars, according to 247Sports.com’s composite rankings. That puts the Orange’s class second-to-last in the Atlantic Coast Conference, ahead of only Boston College.The 5-foot-11, 160-pound Neal is the highest-rated player in the class. He chose SU on Aug. 1, 2015, and stuck with Syracuse despite the coaching change. In his senior year at Forestview (North Carolina) High School, Neal rushed for 1,381 yards on 251 carries and caught 27 passes for 519 yards, per MaxPreps.com. He has enrolled early and could play either running back or wide receiver.last_img read more

Gallery: Liverpool wins on homecoming over Corcoran, 22-8

first_imgLIVERPOOL — Liverpool (3-2) started the season with two losses. But the Warriors have bounced back in their last three games to string together a winning streak. On Friday night, homecoming at Liverpool High School, defense and special teams combined with homecoming king Kaleb Ohlemacher to lead the Warriors to a 22-8 win over Corcoran. Comments Published on September 28, 2018 at 11:55 pm Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

Just like us: Tiger and Rory play 18 and then grab a burger

first_img First Published: 23rd August, 2020 07:30 IST Written By WATCH US LIVE The scene is almost as old as the Royal & Ancient game. Two friends meet at the club on a summer morning for a quiet round of golf. They play well at times, poorly at times and both think their scores should have been better.And then they order a few hamburgers and sit down at a picnic table to eat lunch and share a few laughs.On Saturday, this was Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy.They are two of the biggest names in golf. No one has been No. 1 in the world longer than them over the last 20 years. They draw the largest galleries wherever they play.That’s what made this occasion at The Northern Trust so eerie, even if it’s now common. There was no one there to watch except for those in a working capacity — camera crew, a half-dozen writers, photographers, Norton police officers on bikes, a few volunteers on each hole.Imagine being able to walk around with two of golf’s best for what felt like a casual round of golf. In their case, it also looked like a casual round.Woods used his putter to go over a steep slope from behind the 18th green, and he made a 6-footer coming back to end with a birdie. It was this third of the day, not enough to account for the five bogeys in his 2-over 73. Most unusual about this round is that he didn’t break par despite hitting 12 of 14 fairways.McIlroy two-putted for birdie on the 18th, his fourth birdie in his round of 74. There was no recovering from two triple bogeys on his opening six holes. McIlroy started with a short birdie on No. 1, and he hit a beauty to 10 feet on the par-3 third hole with the pin tucked behind a bunker.In between, he came up just short of the green on the par-5 second, the ball barely inside the hazard. He tried to chip out, but McIlroy caught too much grass from an awkward stance and a bad lie. The ball went behind him into water, and because it was a yellow hazard, he had to go back 110 yards to the fairway. He made triple bogey.The scorecard read 3-8-2.McIlroy was overheard saying his card read like an area code. That number hasn’t been assigned an area code in the United States, though he might be interested to know it’s the country code for Montenegro.There was no time to share this pertinent information. Woods and McIlroy both opted not to speak to the media after their rounds, not unusual this late in the season in the third round of a tournament in which they were out of contention.They did go to the media center, but only to order hamburgers at the kiosk — it’s been a popular all week — grab a seat at a picnic table and chat for the next 30 minutes, undisturbed.It’s a reminder of golf at the highest level while coping with a pandemic. No spectators have been allowed at any tournament since it returned two months ago. Players are used to it by now, and some have talked about the ease of getting around without so much traffic and distraction.But there’s no energy, and that’s no fun, either.Birdies or bogeys, and even the pair of triple bogeys belonging to McIlroy, all get the same reaction. Everyone is playing in the same environment, but some players — Woods and McIlroy are good examples — have talked about drawing from the noise, converting the cheers of a birdie into some momentum.The TPC Boston did have three spectators, one of them shouting after Woods teed off on the par-5 seventh in such a way that some people don’t miss the fans at all.“YOU’RE THE MAN, TIGER!” came the voice out of nowhere.Three men had cut through the thick woods and found a spot — just inside the red hazard line — some 50 yards behind the seventh tee, next to a small pond. McIlroy hit next, and then officers looked around the bushes to find the source of the yell and approached the men, all sitting in lawn chairs.It appeared to be a pleasant conversation, and the men packed up their chairs and left.They saw Woods and McIlroy hit drives on a par 5. Better than nothing.Image credits: AP LIVE TV COMMENTcenter_img Last Updated: 23rd August, 2020 07:30 IST Just Like Us: Tiger And Rory Play 18 And Then Grab A Burger The scene is almost as old as the Royal & Ancient game. Two friends meet at the club on a summer morning for a quiet round of golf. They play well at times, poorly at times and both think their scores should have been better Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Betting Odds For August 13, 2017

first_imgRelatedLigue 1 Review: PSG Extend Lead With Convincing Montpellier WinJanuary 28, 2018In “Europe”Preview: France Agog With Le Classique Double BoutFebruary 24, 2018In “Europe”UCL: Neymar Handed Two Match Ban After CAS AppealSeptember 17, 2019In “France” All odds amount to a 3odd multiplier. The Mastermind. Italy: Super CoppaJuventus vs Lazio. (1x & under 4.5)Juventus will be playing against Lazio in the Italian Super Coppa, the same side they conquered in the Coppa Italia. This tie should not be a difficult one for the “Turin giants” as the club looks to add more silverware to their trophy cabinet.The reason I am calling this tie “1x and under 4.5” is because it is a final and there is a possibility of the tie going into extra time if both teams play out a stalemate in the 90 mins duration. Both teams could be cautious in their approach to this match and I don’t expect many goals in this. Nigeria: Nigerian Professional Football LeaguePlateau United vs MFM FC (Home win)This tie features first against second on the NPFL log. Plateau United are currently first on the log and are looking like “Champions Elect” of the Nigerian Professional Football League 2016/2017 season, with just 4 rounds of matches to go.The Jos based side are three points clear their closest rivals MFM FC. MFM FC had the chance to reduce the points difference between themselves and Plateau United last weekend but failed to capitalize on the bad result of the leaders.Plateau United to win at home is my call for this tie because they have got the best home record in the league this season.center_img France: Ligue 1Guingamp vs PSG (Away win)PSG kicked off their league campaign with a win last weekend at home against newly promoted Amein and after that result, the Paris based club went on to complete what could be described as “the biggest transfer saga of the century” in signing Brazilian star “Neymar Jr” from Spanish giants Barcelona.No doubt Neymar will be the main attraction of this tie if the manager decides to feature him at some point in the match.The corresponding fixture of this tie last season did see PSG lose to Guingamp 2-nil and this incident should be fresh on the minds of the PSG players and coaching staff.My call for this one is an away win for PSG, with the arrival of Neymar Jr, the team should be high on confidence. England: Premier LeagueManchester United vs West Ham United (Home win)Manchester United should be the more offensive side of the two teams when both teams square up at Old Trafford on Sunday. Manchester United lost to Real Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup and this should motivate the lads to win this tie. Playing at home should also count as an extra boost for the Red Devils in this tie.West Ham United made some good additions to the side also and the London based side will be hoping to cause an upset in this game but the underlying factor for me will be the menacing fire power in Manchester United’s attacking line.My call for this one is a home win.last_img read more

This week in esports: Facebook, NHL, ESL One Birmingham, Javier Mascherano

first_imgThe past week in esports has been fruitful in terms of big news and new developments, so naturally we’ve got the most interesting bits covered for you.This week saw the announcement of the first Dota 2 Major in the UK, Facebook has secured more exclusive broadcasting rights, the NHL has entered the industry with its own World Championship, and footballing legend Javier Mascherano is working on esports within the Latin American community.Below is a brief overview of each of these stories. Remember to sign up to our ESI Dispatch newsletter to get these kind of stories delivered to your inbox twice a week.Gfinity Elite Series to broadcast exclusively on FacebookFacebook has snagged the exclusive broadcasting rights for yet another esports series, this time it’s Season 3 of the Gfinity Elite Series. The competition will be streamed globally on the social platform, excluding Australia.The regular season, play-offs, behind-the-scenes looks with players and teams, weekly highlights, and more features will be streamed on Facebook due to the deal. Gfinity Elite Series returned on March 9th, with teams competing on titles such as FIFA 18, Rocket League, and Street Fighter V.Read the full article here.NHL Gaming World Championship is on the wayYet another major sporting organisation has entered esports: NHL. Set to commence on March 24th, qualifiers will be taking place to find the competitors who will make it to the NHL Gaming World Championship.Eight players from each of the three divisions – Europe, America, Canada – will advance from the qualifiers and have the chance to compete live in studios ahead of the main championship. Hosted at the Esports Arena Las Vegas, the budding competitors will face off on June 19th for their share of the the $100,000 (£72,150) prize pool.Read the full article here.ESL One Birmingham confirmed for May, the first UK Dota 2 MajorESL One Birmingham, the first Dota 2 Major and ESL One to be held in the UK, has been announced! Arena Birmingham will be the location of the tournament, which takes place during 25-27th May 2018.Twelve of the best Dota 2 teams in the world will travel to the second largest city in the UK to battle it out for the $1 million (£719,000) prize pool and 1,500 qualifying points for The International 8. Six of the 12 participants will be directly invited to the event, while the others will have to go through online qualifiers.Read the full article here.Javier Mascherano enters esports to develop Latin American sceneFormer FC Barcelona footballer Javier Mascherano has entered the esports scene by partnering with Latin American esports agency, eSports Planet. His goal? To develop football content and tournaments for the Latin American community, which he believes is severely disregarded.eSports Planet works in several different capacities in the industry, including the development of tournaments and offering consultancy for companies in esports that want to specifically target millennials with content.Read the full article here.last_img read more

My brother-in-law introduced me to Christian Atsu – Kwesi Appiah

first_imgFormer head coach of the Black Stars of Ghana, James Kwesi Appiah has revealed his brother-in-law recommended Christian Atsu for a Black Stars call-up.Christian Atsu Twasam made his Black Stars debut in Ghana’s FIFA World Cup qualifier against Lesotho at the Baba Yara Sports Stadium.Ghana won the game 7-0 and the young protégé scored on his debut for his country.After the game, the 28-year-old Newcastle player was described by BBC as an “excellent prospect” and was tipped by many to reach the apex in his career and subsequently help the Black Stars lift yet another African Cup of Nations trophy.In an interview with Godfred Akoto Boafo on Citi TV’s Face To Face which airs every Tuesday at 9 pm, Kwesi Appiah disclosed he gave Christian Atsu the chance to prove himself with the senior football national team after a recommendation from his brother-in-law.“Personally if after a conversation and you suggest a player to me, I don’t forget about it. I follow up. I have a data software and then key in the name of the player and look at the last five games of the player. So if the player is as good as you say, I will consider giving that player a call-up.For Atsu, it was my brother-in-law who said, there is a player, I have seen him play and he is doing very well. So I checked and I gave him that opportunity.I think that’s what other coaches don’t do. They don’t give people the chance to prove themselves. “last_img read more

PBC to Punish Businesses Violating Orders, as COVID-19 Cases Rise

first_imgReferring to it as a “proactive effort,” the mayor explained that the team will conduct random spot inspections on businesses throughout the county.“They’re gonna do it across city boundaries and municipal boundaries, and no one is ever gonna know when they’re coming and at what time,” he said.Dr. Alina Alonso, the county’s health director, added that Palm Beach County was averaging 68 cases of the virus per day before certain businesses began reopening May 11.She said that number jumped to an average of 220 cases per day as of June 1.“As we opened and people started feeling better, we started loosening up and everybody felt a little better. Then the virus had more people to attack and make positive. That is what’s going on,” added Alonso.She explained that the best defenses against the “silent infection” continue to be social distancing, wearing face coverings in public, washing hands and surfaces frequently, and keeping your hands away from your face.Dr. Alonso also addressed businesses, saying, “You agreed to do certain things, and some of those certain things were social distancing and keeping your patrons, and most importantly, your employees safe.”According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 10,754 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, including 468 deaths. Palm Beach County plans to punish businesses that violate emergency orders regarding the coronavirus and social distancing, officials said on Friday.Mayor Dave Kerner announced the formation of the COVID Education and Compliance Team, which is comprised of local law enforcement agencies, the Florida Department of Health, code enforcement, and other entities.“There are bad actors in this community,” said Mayor Kerner.Palm Beach County is currently under Phase One of Florida’s reopening plan, which allows restaurants and retail shops to operate at 50 percent capacity. However, movie theaters and bars must remain closed.“We will utilize the full force of the law,” Kerner said. “Notices to appear, regulatory restrictions, pulling relevant licenses, and in the most rare circumstances, criminal prosecution.”WATCH NEWS CONFERENCE:last_img read more

Area prep teams get tough draw

first_imgThe Baseline League – which earned a reputation as having one of the best boys’ leagues in Southern California – had three strong teams that finished tied for first. Etiwanda got the top playoff position on a coin flip, but was given the No. 6 seed in Division I-A. Los Osos got the No. 15 seed – meaning the Grizzlies would have to play No. 1 Redondo Union in the second round – and Upland was No. 16, which sets up a round-two meeting with No. 2 M.L. King. The other three Baseline teams each earned an at-large berth, but all have to travel long distances for road games. “Our league was known as the toughest or as tough as any out there, but our whole league got the shaft,” Grizzlies coach David Smith said. “It’s just not right.” Lack of respect has been a continued theme for Inland Empire coaches and administrators when it comes to the CIF, and the boys seedings did little to change that on Sunday. The Sierra League, which had a battle between top teams Chino Hills and Damien that went down to the wire, saw its duo get the 11 and 12 seeds, respectively. Only Mt. Baldy winner Colony – which won the CIF title last year and was in the finals in 2005 – got a high seed on the boys side, earning the No. 3 spot in D2AA. “It’s not like we played a bunch of patsies in the preseason,” Smith said, rattling off the Baseline’s list of tough opponents. “It reminds me of seven or eight years ago, when there was such a bias against the Inland Empire. That’s what it feels like all of the sudden – there’s no respect again.” The girls had no such issues. Miller (D2AA) and Ayala (D2A) earned No. 1 seeds; defending CIF champion Diamond Ranch was No. 2 in D2AA, followed by Mountain View League winner Norco (No. 3) and Baseline League champion Etiwanda (No. 5). Colony was the No. 3 seed in D3A. “We just can’t be our own worst enemy,” said Ayala coach Mel Sims, whose team fell in the quarterfinals last year. “We won’t sneak up on anybody. Hopefully we’ve learned (from last year) – we’ve talked about it, seen game films on it. Now we just have to go out and do it.” This year’s Cinderella team, the Summit girls, ended up with the No. 11 seed in D3AA after going unbeaten in the Sunkist League. Made up of all freshmen and sophomores, the SkyHawks surprised everyone in their first-ever season. “We told them next week is CIF, so we had to raise our level of play – and they did,” first-year coach Alexis Onishi said. “I’m really excited. I don’t have any preconcieved thoughts. “They’ve been asking things like, `So what’s CIF? What do you do when you get there?’ It’ll be a great learning experience for them.” The first playoff action begins on Wednesday with the boys wild card rounds, followed by the girls on Thursday. First-round play in the 32-team divisional brackets begin Friday for the boys and Saturday for the girls. The end destination for the boys is the Honda Center, with girls teams seeking a chance to play at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach. One notable absence from this year’s playoffs is Ayala’s boys team. The Bulldogs had won nine of the last 10 league titles, but dropped off this year and were ultimately not selected as an at-large team despite their 13 victories (11 are needed to qualify). 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Area girls basketball teams claimed six top-5 seeds in the upper division CIF playoff brackets that were released Sunday. But in the top three boys divisions, the CIF deemed the area good enough for just one No. 3 seed. center_img Word about the strength of girls basketball in the Inland Valley has reached the CIF-Southern Section offices. But, like a game of telephone, the message about the boys teams seems to have gotten lost along the way. last_img

Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, October 12

first_img1 Listen again to today’s Paper Review Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Manchester United are ready to give midfielder Michael Carrick, 33, a one-year contract extension as he prepares to return to action following ankle surgery. (The Sun)Manager Louis van Gaal is hoping to ease Manchester United’s defensive problems by signing Aston Villa’s Netherlands centre-half Ron Vlaar, 29, in the January transfer window. (Sunday Express) Juventus star Sebastian Giovinco, 27, is considering a free transfer to Arsenal, Liverpool or Spurs, with the striker’s contract set to expire in the summer. (Sunday Express) Real Madrid are lining up Manchester United goalkeeper David De Gea, 23, as a long-term successor to 33-year-old Iker Casillas. (Marca) Manchester City’s England goalkeeper Joe Hart, 27, has opened talks about a new four-year contract with the club after being assured he is manager Manuel Pellegrini’s number one. (Daily Mail) Former Celtic boss Neil Lennon, 43, is set to become the new boss of Bolton Wanderers after the departure of Dougie Freedman. (The Sun)Manchester United will have to pay Real Madrid €1bn (£800m) if they want to re-sign Cristiano Ronaldo, 29, according to his agent Jorge Mendes, who revealed his client’s release clause in an interview. (AS) Paris St-Germain have offered France midfielder Adrien Rabiot a new deal in an effort to stave off interest from the Premier League. The 19-year-old is wanted by Arsenal, Manchester United and Chelsea. (Sunday Express) And here are the latest talkSPORT.com transfer tales…Taarabt still fighting for his QPR futureReports – Arsenal and Tottenham to battle it out for Fenerbahce hotshotUS World Cup star reveals he could be heading to Tottenham in JanuaryKhan has ripped the heart out of Fulham, slams SchwarzerEverton and Southampton keeping tabs on unsettled Juventus aceReading reject chance to sign former AC Milan defenderArsenal lining up January swoop on Ipswich for young defenderMan United to pounce for Dutch World Cup star?Borini eyes deadly partnership with Balotelli at LiverpoolExclusive – Jol: Tottenham were close to letting Bale leave for bargain £5millionExclusive – I’ve got no grudge with Levy, insists former Spurs boss JolExclusive – Powell backs FA looking into adopting the ‘Rooney Rule’last_img read more

As usual, Sun Devils heat up in 2nd half

first_imgGAME OF THE DAY: ASU falls behind Cal, 13-0, then dominates the rest of the game to get to 8-0. By Andrew Bagnato THE ASSOCIATED PRESS TEMPE, Ariz. – Arizona State has taken an unusual road to national title contention. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.The seventh-ranked Sun Devils have made a habit of falling behind early, then burying their opponents in the second half. They followed that script again on Saturday night, spotting No. 18 California a 13-point first-quarter lead before rallying for a 31-20 victory to remain unbeaten. Dimitri Nance ran for three touchdowns and Rudy Carpenter threw for 219 yards and a touchdown as the Sun Devils (8-0, 5-0 Pacific-10) overcame a double-digit deficit at home for the third time. “We know how to deal with adversity,” Carpenter said. Arizona State took sole possession of first place in the Pac-10 and set up a high-stakes showdown with No. 5 Oregon (7-1, 4-1) next week in Eugene – a game that will have national title implications. “It’s big because people keep doubting us,” Carpenter said. “We never doubted ourselves. Our confidence keeps growing.” Students rushed the field to celebrate ASU’s first victory over a ranked opponent this season. “It was obviously an emotional ride,” said first-year coach Dennis Erickson, who improved to 27-15 against the Top 25. Erickson and his staff have become noted for their halftime adjustments, and they made the right ones on Saturday night as Arizona State shut out the Golden Bears in the second half. The Sun Devils have outscored opponents, 153-29, after halftime. “I knew in the second half we were going to win this game,” Carpenter said. Nate Longshore threw for 261 yards and a touchdown and also threw two interceptions for the Golden Bears (5-3, 2-3), who dropped their third straight. Cal has plunged from No. 2 in the country to sixth in the conference in 21 days. “We need to stay together,” Cal coach Jeff Tedford. “We need to just evaluate and we need to correct the mistakes and get the thing going in the right direction. We’ve got to keep working at it. We’re not going to give up on it.” The Sun Devils spotted Cal a 13-0 lead after one quarter. The Golden Bears struck first when Rulon Davis sacked Carpenter, forcing a fumble. Freshman Cameron Jordan recovered it and returned the ball 13 yards for a touchdown. Jordan Kay (Peninsula High) kicked two field goals, from 41 and 22 yards, to make it 13-0. No problem. The Sun Devils have been there before. “It’s a 60-minute game,” ASU receiver Kyle Williams said. “13-0 in the first quarter means nothing to us.” ASU gave Colorado a 14-0 first-quarter lead before storming back for a 33-14 victory on Sept. 8. Two weeks later, ASU trailed Oregon State, 19-0, after one quarter before rallying for a 44-32 victory. “We seem to come out early and dominate the game,” Erickson said with a snicker. “I don’t know what it is with us, but I’ll take the last part of it. We keep fighting back and keep making plays.” This time, the rally began with a defensive stop. Arizona State held Cal to a field goal on first-and-goal at the 5 late in the first quarter, and instead of facing a 17-0 deficit, the Sun Devils trailed only 13-0. The stop inspired the offense, which shook off some early struggles and marched 59 yards on its next possession. Nance scored on an 11-yard run to cut the lead to 13-7 early in the second quarter. California answered with an 89-yard march. The Bears scored touchdowns on consecutive plays. The first was called back on offensive pass interference on DeSean Jackson, who then caught a 22-yarder to make it 20-7 on the next play. Nance scored again from 2 yards out to make it 20-14 late in the first half. The play capped a 12-play, 65-yard drive. The Sun Devils opened the second half by stopping Cal at midfield, then marching 91 yards in nine plays. On fourth-and-1, Nance scored on an 8-yard run to give ASU a 21-20 lead. The Sun Devils went 67 yards in 10 plays to set up a 47-yard field goal by Thomas Weber, his 15th consecutive successful field goal. ASU clinched the victory with fourth-quarter interceptions by Justin Tryon and Robert James and a 12-yard touchdown pass from Carpenter to Kyle Williams.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more