Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer
On the Nebraska bench.
On the Nebraska bench.
After falling behind to Northwestern by two scores, Iowa responded with a 9-play, 75-yard drive. LeShun Daniels Jr.'s 1-yard run makes it a 7-point game in the fourth quarter on ESPNU.
Amba Etta-Tawo is the first Syracuse player to record 5 straight 100-yard receiving games. The closest any Orange player previously came was 1995, when Marvin Harrison had 5 in a 6-game stretch. Etta-Tawo is the 10th player in program history to have 5 100-yard receiving games. All of these stats are courtesy of ESPN Stats and Information.
Wildcats QB Clayton Thorson connects with Austin Carr, who holds on after taking a big hit and runs in for the 25-yard TD. Northwestern leads Iowa 38-24 on ESPNU.
Northwestern's Justin Jackson sprints up the middle for a 58-yard TD run. The Wildcats lead Iowa 31-24 entering the fourth quarter on ESPNU.
Dexter Williams dusted Syracuse's defense by reversing direction for a 59-yard TD run, adding to the Irish's long list of TD plays today. They also have scores of 79, 67, 93 and 54 yards.
Nebraska and Illinois specialists met on the field an hour before kickoff in Lincoln, and the Illini players presented the Huskers with a white, Illinois No. 27 jersey in honor of late Nebraska punter Sam Foltz. Nebraska's Spencer Lindsay placed the jersey on the bench alongside Foltz's red Nebraska jersey.
The over-under for Notre Dame-Syracuse was 74.5, the highest of any FBS game today. Dexter Williams' 59-yard TD run and the ensuing extra point has this game at 74 total points with 8:26 left in the third quarter, as the Irish take a 47-27 lead.
Northwestern is playing like a completely different team in Iowa City today. Good use of tempo by the Wildcats to help jump start an offense that has struggled most of the year. Iowa hasn't looked right since halftime of the North Dakota State game two weeks ago.
Notre Dame QB DeShone Kizer, who also has TD passes of 79 and 67 yards, goes deep to Kevin Stepherson for a 54-yard TD toss. Notre Dame leads Syracuse 40-27 on ESPN.
Northwestern QB Clayton Thorson rolls to his right and throws on the run to Austin Carr, who makes the diving catch for a 16-yard game-tying TD on ESPNU.
Asked if Saturday's lineup against the Reds could be his Game 1 lineup including starter Jon Lester, Maddon responded: "There's a shot."
The plan for the Cubs this coming week is to take Monday off then have a simulated game on Tuesday which John Lackey and some relievers will pitch in. Wednesday will consist of "working on things" as Joe Maddon put it, most likely defensive scenarios and the like.
Joe Maddon accidentally came up with a new nickname for his set up men when he misspoke the names of Pedro Strop and Hector Rondon: Strondon.
Notre Dame and Syracuse's 60 first-half points were just five points fewer than the Giants and Jets have combined to score in their three total games at MetLife Stadium this season. There have been 727 total yards, with the promise of plenty more in the second half.
Jason Hammel (elbow) just threw in the bullpen and said it went well. He's not scheduled to pitch this weekend but thinks he'll be ok if needed in the playoffs.
It's increasingly likely Notre Dame-Texas is this year's version of 2014 Texas A&M-South Carolina: More of a mirage than anything meaningful on the national radar. Notre Dame's defense doesn't appear fixable after allowing 324 yards and 27 points in the first half to Syracuse. Texas' defense might be even worse, enduring multiple breakdowns in technique and alignment. Oklahoma State is averaging 14.8 yards per pass and has converted 6-of-9 third-down opportunities in a 37-point first half.
Syracuse's Eric Dungey capitalizes on Brisly Estime's 74-yard punt return with a 14-yard TD pass to Ervin Philips just before halftime. Notre Dame leads 33-27 at the half.
Iowa QB C.J. Beathard throws a 15-yard TD pass to Riley McCarron to take the lead over Northwestern late in the second quarter. The Hawkeyes lead 21-17 at halftime.
Bulls head coach Fred Hoiberg loved the intensity his team showed during Friday's practice: "It was the most competitive practice we've had here in two years."
Wade said Hoiberg gave him carte blanche to stop practice whenever he wants to speak to his teammates and give them advice or feedback.
Hoiberg rocking the Vegas Summer League title shirt today at practice. Said Friday's practice was one of the most competitive they've had.