Football: Coming off hot starts, Badgers set to face Lobos

first_imgSaturday morning marks the first-ever meeting between the University of New Mexico Lobos and the University of Wisconsin Badgers.Both teams are coming off resounding first-week victories. UW dismissed Western Kentucky in a 34–3 beat-down last Friday, while the Lobos turned in one of the best offensive outputs in school history; they outpaced University of Incarnate Word 62–30.Though still early in the season, and despite their confidence-boosting first game against a UIW team that has been as bad as anyone in the country over the last couple years, New Mexico is going to be the clear underdog (as will most of UW’s opponents this year). Last season UNM looked dreadful on their way to a 3-9 overall record and a 1-7 ledger in the Mountain West Conference. Some of their worst defeats were a 0–38 loss to Fresno State and a 3–42 outcome versus Wyoming.Football: Safety Patrick Johnson leaves programPatrick Johnson, a safety for the University of Wisconsin football team, left the program Wednesday morning citing personal reasons. The Read…UW may come into the week as the clear favorite, but there is plenty to fix and build upon from last week.UNM let up 244 rushing yards last week, including a 90-yard gain to UIW running back Ra’Quanne Dickens.Badger sophomore running back Jonathan Taylor must be licking his lips. He’s coming off an opening game that saw him notch 145 yards on 18 attempts for two touchdowns, both of which were on long gains of 47 and 30 yards respectively. There’s certainly an opportunity for Taylor to put up a ridiculous game against this sub-par defense.Football: Breaking down the Badgers’ strength of schedule problemA No. 4 AP preseason ranking comes with a lot of excitement, and with that high expectations. As it stands Read…The hope for UNM must be in their quarterback, redshirt sophomore Tevaka Tuioti. Tuioti exploded last week for five total touchdowns (four through the air), chaperoning the Lobo offense to the promised land on the first four consecutive drives. He also rushed for 54 yards, which must put the Badgers defensive coordinator on high alert.Despite the strong Badger showing against WKU last week, the one thing that the defense seemed to have a bit of trouble with was containing the Hilltopper’s mobile quarterback Drew Eckels. This may be an area UNM seeks to exploit.It will also be interesting to see if the Badger offense and quarterback Alex Hornibrook continue their top-heavy targeting of A.J. Taylor and Kendric Pryor, or attempt to lessen the load by expounding upon tight end Jake Ferguson’s great game last week and enlarge the role of receiver Aron Cruickshank and running backs Taiwan Deal and Garret Groshek.NCAA Basketball: Here is all you need to know about new CBB reformsThe NCAA announced new guidelines Wednesday, in an effort to curb corruption in college basketball and restore accountability to an Read…We can also expect to see redshirt freshman safety Scott Nelson continue his breakout after the neophyte burst onto the scene with a 7-tackle, two-pass-break-up game last week.Kick off is at 11 a.m. Saturday at Camp Randall.last_img read more

Logan Paul says he’s ‘serious’ about potential fight vs. Antonio Brown

first_imgThe former Steelers receiver was traded to the Raiders in March but never played a down for them as he was released following a series of controversies. He then wound up on the Patriots, but was cut after just one game amid allegations of sexual assault and rape.Paul believes fighting the receiver would give the out-of-work Brown a renewed focus.”I think we might be closer than anyone expected, than even we expected,” Paul added. “In my mind, this whole thing seems …They say if it’s too good to be true it probably is. In my mind, I’m getting that feeling because I genuinely do not know how serious AB is. Coming from a person who was in a s— position after Tokyo [when Paul was criticised for posting a video showing the body of an apparent suicide victim], and in many ways the KSI fight gave me a purpose, I think this would do that for Antonio Brown, give him a nice payday, give him a chance to redeem himself. It would be one of the greatest events of 2020.” While Brown has no experience in boxing, Paul has been in the ring for two fights against fellow YouTube star KSI, who won their rematch in November after the first contest ended in a draw.Asked by TMZ whether he genuinely wanted to return to the ring to fight Brown, Paul replied: “I’m f—ing serious, bro. You know how serious I take fighting. I love talking smack; I also love backing it up.” View this post on Instagram Beat you 🏈 now 🥊 #SoonTheyForgetA post shared by Boomin (@ab) on Jan 8, 2020 at 3:29pm PSTMORE: Jake Paul calls Gib a doormat he’s ‘wiping his shoes on’ before fight vs. KSIBrown has not played an NFL snap since the middle of September and experienced a tumultuous 2019. Logan Paul is “serious” about boxing Antonio Brown, and believes a fight is close to being arranged.Paul called out Brown last month, and the seven-time Pro Bowler seemed to be on board with the idea. Brown told the YouTube star to “square up” while revealing he intended to enlist the help of Floyd Mayweather Jr.last_img read more