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November 24th, 2014
VIDEO: Late-surging Arkansas could get even better
Sports Illustrated's Andy Staples discusses the future for Arkansas after its 30-0 win over Ole Miss.
Thursday Night Football 11/13
Miami (6-4) 22 vs
Buffalo (5-5) 9
Miami QB Ryan Tannehill threw 2 second half touchdowns to rally a comeback victory over Buffalo. Buffalo was moving the ball up and down the field early, but could not seem to find the end zone to cap drivers. They clung to a 9-3 lead as they kept Miami in check. Tannehill was able to rally his teamâ€™s offense to score 19 unanswered points to seal the game and second place in the AFC East.
Houston (5-5) 23 @
Cleveland (6-4) 7
I have said before that I enjoy being proven wrong on certain occasions.
Last week, I had picked the Arkansas Razorbacks to lose at home to LSU (a top 20 team), even though the Hogs were favored in the game.
I took a break from moving to Malvern to sit down with my father to watch the game Saturday night, fully expecting my prediction to come true.
Even when Arkansas took the early 10-0 lead, I kept waiting for that other shoe to drop, as it had so many times during that seasons-long conference losing streak.
On Thursday, Nov. 13, the Ouachita Lady Warriors hosted the Lady Eagles from Benton Harmony Grove and had little trouble dispatching the visitors by the score of 60-28.
The Lady Warriors outscored Benton Harmony Grove 13-6 in the first quarter to set the tone for the game.
Caroline Burnett hit the first of her three 3-pointers to help give Ouachita the advantage.
In the second quarter, the Lady Warriors saw their lead grow to 30-16 by the time the two teams broke for halftime.
A season ago, the Glen Rose Beavers basketball team showed great improvement, and that trend has continued on to the 2014-2015 season.
The Beavers started this season with two big wins (one on the road and one at home) to start the season with a perfect record.
On Tuesday, Nov. 11, the Beavers had little trouble with Lisa Academy at home, winning the game going away 42-22.
Glen Rose jumped out to a 12-4 lead in the first quarter, but led just 20-14 at the half.
The Bismarck Lions (4-7) saw their season come to an end thanks to a 52-19 road loss to the Smackover Buckaroos (10-1) on Friday, Nov. 14.
Smackover led 46-0 at the half, but the Lions were able to get on the board.
The first score came on three-yard run by Ben Ramirez with eight minutes left in the third quarter. The Lions also got a three-yard run for a score in the fourth quarter.
Zack Roberts got the last score on a 85-yard kickoff return as time expired.
The Magnet Cove Panthers (8-3) made it out of the first round of the Class 2A playoffs with a 28-24 win over the Lafayette County Cougars (7-4) at home on Friday, Nov. 14, but it wasnâ€™t easy.
The Panthers built a lead but had to hang on toward the end to come away with the victory.
After a scoreless first quarter, Lafayette County got the scoring started on a 36-yard touchdown run with 10:40 left in the first half. The point-after attempt was no good and the Cougars led 6-0.
Poyenâ€™s historic season will continue as the Indians (7-4) scored late to pick up the win over Marked Tree (6-5) 32-26 at Poyenâ€™s Malvern National Bank Stadium in the first round of the Class 2A playoffs on Friday, Nov. 14.
The Indians showed no signs of uneasiness about hosting their first playoff game by scoring first on a 19-yard touchdown pass (on fourth down) from Jace Phillips to Kevin Power with 45 seconds to go in the first quarter.
The ensuing point-after attempt was no good and the Poyen lead was 6-0.
The Malvern Leopards (8-3) picked up a 44-22 win over the Cave City Cavemen (5-6) in the first round of the Class 4A state playoffs at Claude Mann Stadium on Friday, Nov. 14.
While the final score indicates a blowout, Cave City actually held its own with the Leopards for the better part of the first half.
In fact, it was the Cavemen that struck first, on a 60-yard touchdown run with 8:17 left in the opening stanza to take a 8-0 lead after the two-point conversion.
I am a huge fan of the game of football, but when you get to the root of things, I am truly a basketball fan at heart.
Maybe it is because my high school didnâ€™t have football when I was a student â€” and seeing them host a playoff game this week is rather surreal to me.
Growing up, it was all about basketball. I was on the kindergarten team in Wheeling, Mo. before my family moved back to Arkansas.
When we got here, I played basketball whenever I could and joined the peewee team in fourth grade.