Dominant pass rush, more fast reactions from SU’s 51-21 win over UConn

first_imgSyracuse (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) overwhelmed Connecticut (1-3, 0-1 American Athletic), 51-21, on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.Racing out to an early 21-0 lead, it seemed SU would bag UConn without a thought, but a quick strike touchdown from the Huskies and tackling troubles let UConn hang around. Despite 430 yards of offense and 10 more first downs, what felt like a blowout for SU was at halftime a comfortable, if not precarious, 31-14 game.But Eric Dungey, the pass rush and Sean Riley pulled SU away in the second half for the win that pushes the Orange to 4-0 for the first time since 1991.Here are three reactions from the game.Pass rush hourSyracuse’s pass rush feasted on Saturday. From the opening snap to the end of the game, the defensive line lived in UConn’s backfield, led by Alton Robinson.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRobinson dominated, racking up three sacks for 15 yards and five total tackles. Even when Robinson wasn’t burying UConn quarterback David Pindell in the turf, he was consistently beating his man around the edge and forcing Pindell out of the pocket and putting hits on him when he felt brave enough to stand in it.Robinson’s most impressive sack came in the second quarter in a 41-14 game. UConn started a drive at its 10-yard line. Pindell took a shotgun snap and one step into his drop, Robinson, flying off the right edge unblocked, leveled the quarterback for a six-yard loss.Joining Robinson’s sack party were Kendall Coleman, Antwan Cordy and Kielan Whitner with one sack each. Coleman also shot off the right edge early in the third quarter to decimate a UConn sweep play for a loss.By game’s end Syracuse totaled 31 sack yards and three other hits on Pindell.The Eric Dungey showAt halftime, Eric Dungey had accounted for 238 of Syracuse 430 yards. The senior signal caller came out on a mission after sitting out a majority of last week’s win over Florida State.In the first quarter, he accounted for all three of Syracuse’s touchdowns, including two rushing touchdowns. The latter of the two was a nine-yard keeper up the middle that featured Dungey dragging multiple defenders into the end zone with him.In complete command throughout the game, Dungey picked apart the Huskies. He drew the UConn line offsides midway through the second quarter and floated a ball to Taj Harris running into a soft spot of the defense. Two plays later, Dungey galloped to the three. The ensuing play was a three-yard sneak that earned SU a first down but not a touchdown.The next play, Dungey bulldozed his way in.Redshirt freshman Tommy DeVito relieved Dungey in the fourth quarter after the senior went 21-for-27 for 286 yards and two touchdowns, plus 16 carries for 77 yards and three touchdowns. On Saturday, Dungey wouldn’t be denied.Enter return manFor the first 30 minutes of the game, Sean Riley terrorized Connecticut’s kick coverage teams. In the first half, he averaged 30 yards per kick or punt return. Then, he got serious.With 10:35 remaining in the third quarter, and Syracuse leading 31-14, the game hit a lull. SU’s offense stalled and UConn wasn’t showing a sign of life. From their 21, UConn punted away. Riley reeled in the punt on his own 31-yard line, near the right sideline. He immediately stepped left toward the middle of the field and took off. Sixty nine yards later, Riley cruised into the end zone for his first punt return touchdown of the season. In the fourth quarter, the game was hitting a similar dull spot. Syracuse had the game in control and was inching up the field. After crossing midfield, Dungey found Riley on a crossing route before the junior burst toward the sideline and curled upfield away from the reaches of his defenders. The 49-yard touchdown reception was the second touchdown catch of Riley’s career, and it finally killed any doubts being sown about who would win Saturday. Published on September 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm Contact Andrew: [email protected] | @A_E_Graham Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Cisco Jasper’s empire goes from strength to strength

first_imgRelated Posts Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You… Tags:#Bright Box#Cisco Jasper#connected cars#Jul#KT#MyHonda#NBIoT#Samsung Follow the Puckcenter_img How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Cisco today announced at MWC that Cisco Jasper has completed live trials of NB-IoT on its Control Center connectivity management platform, making it one of the first IoT platforms to support NB-IoT. NB-IoT (Narrow Band-IoT) is a 3GPP-standard for LPWAN that is expected to drive growth of IoT at a massive scale, increasing the number of connected devices in excess of 3 billion by 2023.Supported by the GSMA, NB-IoT delivers a reliable, cost-effective IoT connectivity solution for low-cost devices. This is achieved by leveraging existing LTE infrastructure to enable lower power consumption while maintaining excellent coverage. Examples of industries where NB-IoT is expected to transform business models include smart meters, smart cities, smart parking, building automation, asset tracking, and remote agriculture.Cisco Jasper post-acquisitionI spoke to Macario Namie, Vice President Strategy at Cisco Jasper to learn more about the growth of Cisco Jasper. I was particularly interested to learn how the company has fared since its 2016 acquisition. According to Namie:“When we were acquired in 2016, our reach encompassed about 3000 enterprises which had about 17 million devices that were connected and utilizing the platform and those enterprises are now working with us via service providers or the network operators else which we had 35 partners at that time. Flash forward to today’s numbers. Really it’s been really fantastic. We’re now at over 9000 enterprises over 40 million devices growing at a rate of over a million and a half per month and have now reached a nice milestone that we have partnerships with over server 50 service providers.”Namie expanded on their growth:“This growth is a reflection of really two things. One is just you’re starting to see the maturity in the market and more specifically the cellular market where companies you know are starting to really trust their deployments and are starting to scale that up. And the second is we have maintained a very maniacal focus on our business and servicing our customers even while we became part of Cisco and very much credit Cisco for allowing us to do that and not get distracted with things that sometimes happen when you become part of a larger organization.”Namie also elaborated on their partnership with KT (Korea Telecom) which enables KT customers in Korea can manage their IoT services on a global scale from a single IoT platform thanks to Cisco Jasper’s partnerships with more than 50 service providers, which manage IoT devices across more than 550 mobile operator networks worldwide:“We’re now announcing the fact that we’re live we’re available for launch and so we’re really excited about some of the work there I think the Korean market has been arguably one of the most sophisticated and advanced markets in telecommunications KT has long been deeply interested in and investing in IoT and has been a presence in IoT events or things like mobile world congress. So to be able to pair us with some of the work that they’re doing I think is a fantastic result and will yield and open up the Korean market to international players who are coming in and making it just that much easier. So we’re we’re really excited about the relationship that we have with these guys and that puts us now at covering yet another market around the world. Every major market is now is now covered which is which is fantastic. I remember it didn’t seem that long ago that we had one and two but since then we made some big strides.” Cisco Jasper expands its reach in connected carsAlso announced at MWC, was a new partnership with Honda and Bright Box, a connected car platform for European Honda owners in Europe that provides services such as finding open parking spots based on GPS coordinates, and transmitting maintenance information to Honda. Cisco Jasper also revealed a collaboration with Jupl to provide a wearable mobile Personal Emergency Response System (mPERS) that promotes safety and wellness. The wearable device leverages the Samsung Gear S3 smartwatch and purpose-built software from Jupl to provide a personal emergency response device without the need for a smartphone.It’s easy to envisage a small company being gradually melded into the larger organization upon acquisition with a resultant loss of identity. Cisco Jasper was able to avoid this from the get go as Namie detailed:“One of the things that was part of the discussion was that we would remain our own business. And so you know we’re we’re not simply Cisco we’re Cisco Jasper and the entire team is intact,  the entire management team that joined Cisco in March. We haven’t lost a single senior leader and the charter remains the same. The vision remains the same and the mission remains the same.  everything just feels like you know we now have basically a financial sponsor and a helper and for the most part is business has fundamentally not changed dramatically. And so that help us right that helps us remain focused and make sure we stay committed to what we set out to achieve.”IoT is still in its infancyIt’s easy to forget that as a sector of technology, IoT hasn’t been around all that long as a commercial entity compared to its contemporaries. Namie agrees:”For technology as a whole, IoT is still very much emerging and very dynamic. And so you know if you’re if you’re in a small business or you get acquired by a large organization you’re there for a reason, you’re there because you have a skill set or an expertise that may not necessarily be present yet in the organization of the successful partnerships they’re going to be the ones for they respect their expertise and Cisco very much respects our expertise and our skills. And so it’s been a very, very positive experience.” Cate Lawrencelast_img read more

Top rankings for Mithali and Jhulan

first_imgIndian women managed to retain their number one status in the International Cricket Council’s ODI women’s rankings with Mithali Raj leading the batting chart and Jhulan Goswami topping the bowling list issued in Dubai on Monday.Mithali Raj and Jhulan Goswami.According to an ICC release, Mithali has 823 ranking points at an average of 49.83 while Jhulan has 777 points averaging 21.66. England’s Charlotte Edwards has also climbed up in the batting chart to third position despite her side losing the recently-concluded three-match ODI series in Australia.Edwards scored a total of 188 runs in the series, but her efforts with the bat went in vain as England lost the series 1- 2.Australia’s all-rounder Lisa Sthalekar has climbed two places to occupy sixth place after a positive performance.last_img

10 months agoCrystal Palace boss Hodgson defends his tactics for Chelsea defeat

first_imgCrystal Palace boss Hodgson defends his tactics for Chelsea defeatby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCrystal Palace boss Roy Hodgson defended his tactics for defeat to Chelsea.N’Golo Kante struck the only goal of the game, with Hodgson admitting he wanted to keep things tight to the end.The manager said, “We couldn’t be more adventurous unless we wanted to get beaten 4-0 or 5-0. It wasn’t one of our better days technically so we could have opened ourselves up for 40 minutes and see them exploit the spaces, or we could try and do what we did and keep things tight and the keep the game under some sort of control until 20 minutes from the end and try to take our chances.“That’s what we did but it didn’t work as we didn’t score. It was the sort of game where we could have played better on the ball, and they were very, very good in terms of their organisation and structure, so it was going to be a tight game if we could keep it tight. That’s why we lost the game 1-0 and not by a lot of goals.”Reflecting further on the game, he added: “They were very good, but in the first half our discipline was very focussed and we limited their goalscoring chances, and apart from their offside goal I thought we did quite well.“After they scored the goal we missed two opportunities but we couldn’t get hold of the ball enough as they kept it too well and we weren’t able to get it from them.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Vine: Patriots TE, Arizona Alum Rob Gronkowski Sings UA Fight Song At Super Bowl Media Day

first_imgRob Gronkowski at Super Bowl media day.Today is Super Bowl Media Day in Glendale, Arizona, the site of Super Bowl XLIX. There’s a horde of journalists and other “media” assembled to speak with the players and coaches, and given the wide-ranging reporting angles taking by those asking questions, some atypical topics get covered and some funny exchanges get produced.Take New England Patriots star tight end Rob Gronkowski, back in the state where he excelled in college for the Arizona Wildcats. Gronkowski was asked to sign his alma mater’s fight song, “Bear Down Arizona,” and he granted that request with a smile.Apparently, this happened more than once:Gronk was asked twice to sing Bear Down Arizona. He obliged both times.— Daniel Berk (@DSBerk) January 27, 2015Known for his outgoing, fun-loving personality, Gronkowski hasn’t been shy at all at this his second Super Bowl Media Day. With him, no topic is off-limits, even the erotic novel a fan wrote that starred him as the love interest.I think Gronkowski just read a line from that Gronk-based erotic novel. #SBMediaDay Are you not entertained?!?!— Randy Scott (@RandyScottESPN) January 27, 2015We most certainly are.last_img read more

Video: Watch Iowa State G Deonte Burton Thrown Down An Awesome Windmill Dunk While Wearing Timberlands

first_imgDeonte Burton dunks in Timberlands.It’s been a pretty good 24 hours for the dunk. There was, of course, Zach LaVine winning the NBA Dunk Contest in spectacular fashion on Saturday night. There was also Kentucky center Willie Cauley-Stein saying he’s “just going to start dunking on people” and former Michigan wide receiver Devin Funchess showing off his athleticism.  There’s also this: Iowa State guard Deonte Burton throwing down an awesome windmill dunk while sporting Timberland boots. That’s just ridiculous. Iowa State (18-6, 8-4 Big 12) is set to play Oklahoma State (17-8, 7-6 Big 12) on Wednesday at 9 p.m. E.T. The game will be televised on ESPNU.last_img

ESPN’s Edward Aschoff Thinks The SEC Should Try To Get Rid Of Divisions

first_imgGrades for SEC teams from 2015 season.SEC GradesIf you’re a long-time college football fan, you know that it was the SEC that came up with the idea of having two different divisions and a league championship game – back in 1992. One ESPN writer thinks that the league should reverse course and actually get rid of them.Edward Aschoff has a radical idea for the conference – get rid of the two divisions, pick four or five “permanent” rivalry games and put the two best teams in the title game.Aschoff isn’t a fan of the current 6-1-1 format, and doesn’t believe that having Missouri in the East is helping anyone. He also thinks that doing away with divisions would allow older rivalries – like Florida vs. Auburn – to be reborn.The SEC should fight to abolish divisions in college football— ESPN SEC (@ESPN_SEC) May 4, 2016Obviously, the SEC would need to petition the NCAA to do away with its current system or rules to make this happen. But it’s an interesting idea, for sure.What do you think? Would leagues be better off doing away with divisions and just having their best two teams meet in a league title game?last_img read more

Asylum claims dipped last month but numbers remain up over last year

first_imgOTTAWA — New statistics released Monday show a slight dip in the number of people intercepted at the Canada-U.S. border last month trying to cross unofficially to claim asylum.Last month, 1,762 people were stopped by the RCMP as they crossed into Canada from the U.S. at informal border points, down from 1,874 in July.But the statistics also show that the total number of asylum claims lodged in Canada so far this year is higher than in the same period in 2018.The government says it has processed 39,705 new claims for refugee status so far in 2019, which is about 5,000 more than had been processed at this point last year.Statistics released Monday also show Ontario continues to lag just behind Quebec in the total number of asylum claims processed so far this year.The surge of asylum-seekers has become a lingering sore spot in federal-provincial relations, with the Liberal government promising hundreds of millions of dollars to both provinces to ease some of the strain on housing and social services.The flow through informal entry points has been blamed on the Safe Third Country Agreement with the U.S., which doesn’t allow people coming into Canada from that country to lodge refugee claims at official border spots.What to do with the agreement is a point of contention for the main federal parties in the current election, and expected to be part of at least some campaign platforms.The Canadian Presslast_img read more