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in Novaline tipps 07.12.2017 13:56
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It seems like Joshua Dobbs has been at Tennessee forever. Dobbs will tell you that, for him, the past four years have passed in the blink of an eye.On Saturday Dobbs will run through the T formed by the Pride of the Southland Band for the final time when the Volunteers take on Missouri.It feels like Ive been here a while, said Dobbs, who will be starting his 33rd game at quarterback for Tennessee. But it also feels like it has flown by in some instances.But the urgency of the task at hand doesnt allow much time for reflection for Dobbs and his fellow 12 seniors. No. 19 Tennessee (7-3, 3-3 SEC) still has a chance to get to the SEC championship game. If the Volunteers can win their final two games with Missouri and Vanderbilt - and if Florida loses to LSU on Saturday - then Tennessee would go to Atlanta for the first time since 2007.And the Volunteers are going to need Dobbs to carry them. A week ago Kentucky ran for 443 yards against Tennessee, but Dobbs would not let his team lose. He threw for 223 yards and ran for 147 more, including a 45-yard touchdown run, as Tennessee won 49-36.Dobbs needs 329 total yards to become No. 3 on the Tennessee career yardage list behind Peyton Manning and Casey Clausen. He already holds the career rushing touchdown record for a quarterback with 26.And he has done it all as one of the best students in college football, majoring in Aerospace Engineering.Hes special, said Tennessee coach Butch Jones. He is everything you want a student-athlete to be.Here are some other key storylines for Saturday: No. 23 Florida (7-2, 5-2) can win the SEC East for the second straight year if the Gators can find a way to beat No. 16 LSU (6-3, 4-2) in Baton Rouge. Youll remember that this game was originally scheduled for Oct. 8 in Gainesville but was rescheduled and relocated due to Hurricane Matthew. LSU, under interim head coach Ed Orgeron, still has a chance at the Sugar Bowl if it can win its final two games with Florida and Texas A&M. Its been a tough season for Mississippi State (4-6, 2-4) but the Bulldogs still have a shot at their seventh straight bowl trip if they can beat Arkansas (6-4, 2-4). The Bulldogs, who have beaten Arkansas in each of the past four seasons, struggled last week against Alabama (51-3) as quarterback Nick Fitzgerald was held to only 15 yards rushing.Look for Fitzgerald to fare better against an Arkansas defense (12th in the SEC in rushing) that has struggled against good running teams like Auburn and LSU. There was not a better storybook ending last Saturday than that of Shea Patterson, the freshman quarterback from Ole Miss.After the Rebels lost senior quarterback Chad Kelly to an injury, coach Hugh Freeze had a tough decision to make: To just play out the season with Kellys backup, Jason Pellerin, or to take the redshirt off Shea Patterson, one of the nations top high school quarterbacks and the star of the 2016 recruiting class. After consulting with the family, Patterson played and led the Rebels to a stunning 29-28 victory at Texas A&M.Now Patterson gets his second career start when the Rebels (5-5, 2-4) travel to Vanderbilt (4-6, 1-5). A win would put Ole Miss into a bowl for the fifth straight year.Here are a few more quick storylines:Georgia (6-4, 4-4) is done in conference play. The Bulldogs host Louisiana-Lafayette (4-5) on Saturday and close out the season with Georgia Tech. Eight wins in Kirby Smarts first season, with a chance for a ninth in a bowl, would not be bad.South Carolina (5-5, 3-5) can clinch a bowl bid in Will Muschamps first season as coach with a win over Western Carolina (2-8).No. 25 Texas A&M (7-3, 4-3) plays Texas-San Antonio (5-5) and needs to have an uncomplicated day as the Aggies face LSU on Thanksgiving Day in College Station.After starting 0-2 Kentucky (5-5, 4-4) looked like a long shot for a bowl. But the Wildcats will clinch a spot in the postseason for the first time since 2010 by beating Austin Peay (0-10) at Commonwealth Stadium.No. 19 Auburn (7-3, 5-2) got its heart broken last week with a 13-7 loss at Georgia. That kept the Tigers from playing for the SEC West championship on Nov. 26 against Alabama. But the Tigers need to take care of business against Alabama A&M (4-6) and start getting ready to play for pride against the No. 1 team in the nation. Running back Kamryn Pettway will not play for Auburn for the second straight week and quarterback Sean White is out with a shoulder injury. Jeremy Johnson will start at quarterback, with John Franklin III also getting playing time, according to Auburn coach Gus Malzahn.No. 1 Alabama (10-0, 7-0) has the SEC West and a trip to Atlanta already locked up. So look for the Crimson Tide to get their starters out early against Chattanooga (8-2) in order to get ready for next weeks Iron Bowl with Auburn. A historical note: This will be Coach Nick Sabans 46th game with his team ranked No. 1. That breaks the record he shared with Woody Hayes and Bobby Bowden. Saban should get his 41st win as the No. 1 team, which also breaks the record he shared with Hayes and Bowden. Adidas NMD R1 Mens Balck . -- PGA TOUR Canada member Steve Saunders took a three-stroke lead Saturday in the Web. Adidas NMD R1 For Sale Mens . -- Eastern Kentucky thrives off creating havoc for others. http://www.nmdrunneronsale.com/ . MORITZ, Switzerland -- Fog prevented downhill racers from getting their Olympic dress rehearsal. Adidas NMD Runner R1 PK For Sale .Y. - Nelson Mandela will be honoured by the New York Yankees with a plaque in Monument Park. Adidas NMD R1 Womens Black . The Olympic champion curler and TSN curling analyst immediately went online to look at the Halls long list of honoured members. Thats when the enormity of the honour sunk in. This story appears in ESPN The Magazines November 14 Pain Issue. Subscribe today!For all of the magic of baseball -- the Blue Jays soaring from a September crash all the way to the ALCS, the rags-to-riches-to-rags fate of the Giants, and, of course, the Indians and Cubs -- the biggest winner of October was an 82-year-old man solidly out of the public eye: former commissioner Bud Selig.Selig spent his career trying to make baseball more like football, by idolizing first former NFL commissioner Pete Rozelles ability to persuade warring owners to unite under the league flag and later the NFLs methodical destruction of the dynasties that made it famous. Big Money was still present in the postseason this year with the Dodgers, Cubs and Red Sox all qualifying, but the past three World Series have featured the no-money Royals twice and the Indians. Through tireless engineering, the dynasty concept is on life support-just ask the Yankees, whose slight glimmer of life in the second half of this season couldnt overcome their recent futility. All in the name of parity.The money people who demanded socialism in sports through franchise tags, luxury taxes and salary caps have also rendered signature properties pedestrian. The 24-time champion Montreal Canadiens havent even appeared in the Stanley Cup finals since 1993. The Boston Celtics are just another team. People laugh at the San Francisco 49ers.All of which is why the impressive start of the Dallas Cowboys is the most unlikely underdog story of the season. For years, the Cowboys have been a punchline, falling somewhere between reality TV and the nighttime soap opera that once bore the citys name. Yet the NFL is a better product when the Cowboys are a good, thriving and-for much of the country-villainous presence. The metrics bear it out, in ratings and in online popularity.The last Cowboys resurgence, which began in the late 1980s, was good and villainous: Jerry Jones forced out Tex Schramm after, more ruthlessly, firing the great Tom Landry. The overhaul was so Texas-big ego, big talk, big money, big expectations and big results: three Super Bowl wins and an epic rivalry with the 49ers, each team stealing headlines, championships and players from the other.This edition of the Cowboys is actually, yes, endearing, and the elemments of a dangerous team are emerging.ddddddddddddRookie Dak Prescott makes headlines through the scandalous act of reading defenses correctly and avoiding the Category 4 storm that sits so heavy on the Doppler radar: the return of Tony Romo. The offensive line again plays with pride and snarl. Rookie running back Ezekiel Elliott is a Texas cover band, his style an ode to Earl Campbell here, a nod to Emmitt Smith there and, when theres daylight in the secondary, a dash of Tony Dorsett. The barometer for the first half of this refreshing season has been wins and losses, not taking the over on Dez Bryant sideline tantrums. Dallas is looking like a team.A Cowboys return is the best thing for a league that is devoid of much franchise star power and that seems oddly happy about it. The NFL is more concerned about curbing the power of individual teams to ensure profits (what moves merchandise faster than sudden contention for a division championship?) than benefiting from the success of a signature team. The result is a leaguewide mediocrity. In 2014, the Panthers won the NFC South with a losing record. The malaise is real.The Cowboys wake up the public. Dallas last played in the Super Bowl in 1995 and hasnt reached the NFC title game since. From 1991 to 1996, the Cowboys won 10 or more games each season. In the 20 years since, they own just five 10-win seasons, but they still maintain the highest all-time winning percentage among active NFL franchises.The Seligs and Rozelles of the world cynically sought the mediocrity of parity-, following the notion that big-city teams would always steamroll the smaller ones. So now everyone gets a trophy, even though the dynasties built their leagues and their bank accounts.The game lives in the imagination, and instead of watching the fungible Jaguars and Texans, football has always been at its best when beating the signatures meant something, which once meant beating Dallas in the NFC East. Prescott, Elliott & Co. have taken the first steps on a mission of making Cowboys games worth circling again, of restoring the team to the dynasty its own league doesnt want. Now the trick is to play deep into January. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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