Syracuse gets beat by former head coach Scott Shafer in 30-23 Middle Tennessee State victory

first_imgSyracuse quarterback Eric Dungey lofted a pass down the left sideline. Ervin Philips, his wide receiver, ran under its projected path. But the pass never arrived.Middle Tennessee State’s Reed Blankenship snagged the ball out of midair with a diving catch, sealing the Orange’s defeat, 30-23, on Saturday afternoon in the Carrier Dome.SU later received the ball back with just under three minutes to go in the fourth quarter and one timeout, but the Orange turned the ball over on downs when a Dungey completion to receiver Steve Ishmael came up short.The Syracuse defense, with three first-half takeaways, gave the offense every opportunity to build a comfortable lead. But Dungey and Co. could not do so against former Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer, now MTSU’s defensive coordinator. He brought many of SU’s players to this school, and on Saturday he took them down.The seriousness of Syracuse’s situation became real late in the third quarter, when Orange lost the lead it had owned since 12 minutes into the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn third down, fans roared as they had all afternoon in support of Syracuse’s defense on third down. Then, as he has done his entire career, Middle Tennessee’s Richie James caught a pass. The Carrier Dome fell quiet as he flew over the middle of the field. It went silent when James crossed the goal line for a game-tying 28-yard touchdown.Syracuse had the chance to answer. It had so many chances to answer. On the next drive, SU drove into field goal range. Cole Murphy missed from 40 yards.On the ensuing MTSU possession, Ty Lee, MTSU’s starting Y receiver, ran a 48-yard streak through the seam of Syracuse’s secondary. He cooked SU corner Chris Fredrick and MTSU suddenly led by seven. Then, with 11 minutes left, Dungey hit Syracuse fans with a shot of hope. He tucked the ball on a designed run and plugged through the middle of the field 29 yards for the touchdown. Murphy added the extra point.But again MTSU replied. Running back Shane Tucker capped a 10-play drive by leaping over Syracuse’s Juwan Dowels and into the endzone. The Orange defense that bothered MTSU quarterback Brent Stockstill early on couldn’t apply the same kind of pressure. Stockstill navigated successfully down the field with the newfound comfort in the pocket.Even after Dungey’s late interception, Syracuse forced a punt and got one more opportunity to tie the game. But a fourth and 15 completion with less than a minute left went for only 14 yards.Shafer stopped Syracuse. Comments Published on September 9, 2017 at 7:41 pm Contact: jtbloss@syr.edu | @jtbloss Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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CALIFORNIA-BRED WARREN’S VENEDA IS SMASHING 7 ¼ LENGTH WINNER OF GRADE I, $400,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES; WARREN HOMEBRED MARE RIDDEN BY BAZE AND TRAINED BY LEWIS

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (March 14, 2015)–California-bred Warren’s Veneda firmly established herself as the West Coast’s top older filly or mare with a sensational 7 ¼ length win in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes, as she negotiated 1 1/8 miles under Tyler Baze in 1:48.73.Conditioned by Craig Lewis, the 5-year-old chestnut mare by Affirmative registered her third win in-a-row and followed up on a career-best 2 ¾ length win in the Grade II Santa Maria Stakes on Feb. 14. Drawn outside in a field of six older fillies and mares, Warren’s Veneda was hung three-wide while last into the Club House turn and cruised to the leaders while in-hand under Baze going to the far turn. Three-wide turning for home she lengthened her considerable stride and put her competition away with a furlong to run.“The last three times I’ve ridden her, she just does things so easy,” said Baze. “I haven’t gotten to the bottom of her yet. There’s so much horse under me and she just does what she needs to do to win…Usually, if you’re sitting mid-pack, horses won’t flick their ears back and forth and just relax, but she was…and was totally relaxed.“Craig tells me she’s only getting better and she proved it today. She’s special. She’s named after Mr. Warren’s late wife, so I know how special this is for him.”Owned by her breeder, Benjamin, C. Warren, Warren’s Veneda provided Warren, who has owned and bred horses in California for 35 years, with his first-ever Grade I win.“Out of our 800 horses, that’s the best win, the biggest,” said Warren, who currently resides in Las Vegas.The 3-2 favorite, Warren’s Veneda paid $5.00, $2.60 and $2.20. The Santa Margarita was her eighth win from 22 career starts, and with the winner’s share of $240,000, she increased her earnings to $827,612.“I was pretty confident that she was going to win, but I didn’t think that she would be that dominating, because I thought the two Eastern fillies (runner-up Dame Dorothy and early pace setter Cassatt) looked awful good on paper,” said Lewis. “We’re thinking about the Charles Town Classic (versus males on April 18). We’re going to have to take on some pretty tough boys, but she could be up to the task.”Dame Dorothy, who shipped in from South Florida for trainer Todd Pletcher, stalked the early pace and overhauled Thegirlinthatsong and Uzziel late to run second by a half length. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Dame Dorothy was the second choice at 2-1 and paid $3.20 and $2.60.Ridden by Mike Smith, Thegirlinthatsong was off at 8-1 and finished third, a half length in front of Uzziel and paid $2.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.15, 46.64, 1:10.68 and 1:35.79.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m. –30–last_img read more

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Taylor Water Restrictions & Water Stand Pipe Closure

first_imgTaylor has closed it’s water stand pipe for at least 2 weeks.Keir Gervais is with the District of Taylor[asset|aid=79|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Keir – Water Stand Pipe_1_Pub.mp3]- Advertisement -The reason for the closure is the drop in water levels on the Peace River. BC Hydro is holding water for potential power production and releasing the minimum amount and to protect the domestic service the district has made this decision.The District is also reminding residents that Stage 1 Water Restrictions are now in effect. Stage 1 restrictions area as follows:Residential Lawn watering on odd calendar days between the hours of 6am and 8am and 8pm and 10pm.Advertisement Residents caught watering outside of these times will be finded 100 dollars. If the demand for water continues at it’s current rate the District will have to impliment Stage 3 restrictions – banning all lawn watering. For futher information contact the District office at 250-789-3392last_img read more

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