Florida State, Kansas State, and Notre Dame Sat’s big winners
Saturday in college football, Florida State, Kansas State, and Notre Dame were the big winners in their matchups with other Top 25 programs. No.4 Florida State overcame a 14-0 deficit to defeat No.10 Clemson 49-37 behind 380 yards passing and 102 rushing yards from quarterback EJ Manuel. Seminole backers were stunned twice when Clemson scored on a deflected fourth down pass in the final two minutes and when Manuel slid with a clear path to the endzone (FSU then took a knee) in the final minute. No. 11 Notre Dame used a swarming defense that picked off Denard Robinson four times to hold off No.18 Michigan 13-6. No.15 Kansas State took advantage of three key Oklahoma turnovers to beat the No.6 ranked Sooners 24-19 in Norman. SP3 will have a recap of the entire week in college football on Monday.
Pats at Ravens highlights Week III Sunday card
The Patriot/Raven ESPN finale highlights Sunday’s NFL Week III card. Bot teams have been getting action but the Ravens have settled as two-point home favorites with the total up from 48.5 to 50.
Here is the rest of the Sunday NFL schedule in rotation order with the consensus line as of 9:00 AM on Sunday.
The Rams travel to Chicago to face the Bears who are seven-point favorites, the over/under is 43. Matt Forte has been ruled out for the Bears. The Dallas Cowboys are -8 home favorites over Tampa Bay, the high low steady at 46. The 49ers are seven-point road favorites at Minnesota, the total 42 1/2. Detroit travels to Music City to take on the Titans. The Lions are -4 on the road, the total 47 1/2. RG III makes his home debut for the Redskins who lay three to the Bengals. The over/under opened at 46.6 and is now 50. The Jets at -2.5 and 41 at Miami in battle of AFC East foes. The 0-2 Saints are giving 8.5 points to Kansas City, the high/low down from 54.5 to 53. The Colts are -3 over the Jags the total 43 at Lucas oil Stadium in Indy.
In the 4:00 PM EST/1:00 PM PST late games, Philadelphia is -3 (42) in a battle of 2-0 teams. Homestanding San Diego gives up a FG to the Falcons, the over/under down to 47.5 from 49. The visiting Houston Texans are -1.5 favorites at Denver, the total down to 44.5 from the 47.5 opener. Finally, Pittsburg is a four-point road favorite at Oakland in an old school AFC matchup. The high/low is up from 43 to 45 1/2.
Yankees and Orioles both win extra innings
The Yankees beat Oakland 10-9 in 14-innings while Baltimore beat Boston 9-6 in 12-innings as the Bombers kept their one-game lead atop the AL East. The Yankees and A’s were tied at five after regulation, both teams scoring four runs in the 13-inning before Ichiro scored on an error in the 14th-inning for the win. It was New York’s seventh straight win and ninth in their last 10. The Orioles won their 16th straight extra-inning game with their victory over Boston. The MLB record for consecutive extra inning wins is 17 set by the 1949 Cleveland Indians.
Odds to win Nascar’s Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway
Denny Hamlin is the prohibitive favorite to win the second leg of the Nascar playoff as the 7/2 favorite at the Sylvania 300 at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Jeff Gordon and Kyle Busch will start from the front of the 2:15 PM EST start. Clint Bowyer has won two of the last five races at New Hampshire and could be value at 10/1.
Odds courtesy of Bookmaker
Denny Hamlin +350
Jimmie Johnson +650
Kasey Kahne +800
Brad Keselowski +1200
Tony Stewart +700
Dale Earnhardt Jr +1500
Jeff Gordon +700
Kyle Busch +700
Clint Bowyer +1000
Martin Truex Jr +1200
Kevin Harvick +1500
Greg Biffle +3000
Matt Kenseth +4000
Ryan Newman +3000
Carl Edwards +2500
The Field (any other driver) +1500
Snedecker and Rose share lead at the Tour Championship
Brandt Snedecker and Justin Rose share a two shot lead heading into the final round of the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club outside of Atlanta. Both players will start the day at 8-under, two shots better than Ryan Moore and three shots better than Rory McIlroy, Bubba Watson, and Jim Furyk. Tiger Woods lurks at four back. Today’s result will also determin the winner of the Fed Ex Cup and it’s $10 million dollar bonus.
Revised odds to win the Tour Championship from Bovada
Justin Rose 5/2
Brandt Snedeker 11/4
Rory McIlroy 4/1
Bubba Watson 12/1
Ryan Moore 12/1
Tiger Woods 12/1
Jim Furyk 14/1
Bo Van Pelt 28/1
Matt Kuchar 28/1
Robert Garrigus 40/1
Luke Donald 50/1
Zach Johnson 80/1
Dustin Johnson 125/1
Webb Simpson 125/
Jones submits Belfort, Johnson first flyweight champ at UFC 152
Jon Jones submitted Vitor Belfort with an Americana early in the fourth round to retain his UFC light heavyweight title. Jones sustained an elbow injury in the first round but was able wear down the Brazilian with strikes and elbows before getting the tap. In the co-features, Demetrious Johnson won a 48-47, 47-48, 49-46 split decision over Joseph Benavidez in the UFC’s first ever flyweight championship fight. Michael Bisping won a unanimous decision over Brian Stann in a middleweight eliminator.
Attendance in Toronto was 16,800 for a gate of $1.92 million dollars. Fight night bonuses of $65,000 went out to TJ Grant/Evan Dunham for “Fight of the Night”, Cub Swanson for ‘Knockout of the Night”, and Jon Jones for “Submission of the Night”. SP3 will do a complete recap with results from the entire UFC 152 card in the Monday weekend recap.
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