The Redskins lost seven of eight to finish last in the division

#1 by sakura698 , Wed Dec 11, 2019 2:29 pm

Philadelphia, PA (SportsNetwork. Wholesale Bucks Jerseys .com) - South Dakota State University running back Zach Zenner believes playing against rival North Dakota State, the pre- eminent national power in the FCS, to be a privilege. You put yourself up against the best, you can see where you stack up, he said. Not every team gets to face the best team in the country and see where they are. We have that opportunity every year. The North Dakota State Bison, and many other teams, likely feel the same way about Zenner. Zenner concluded his senior season by surpassing 2,000 rushing yards for the third time, which had never occurred before in NCAA Division I history. Add in the three-time All-Americans 3.86 grade point average, and the numbers are especially mind-boggling for the inaugural recipient of the Mickey Charles Award, which honors academic achievement by an FCS student-athlete. Zenner will be honored Monday night at The Sports Network FCS Awards Banquet and Presentation along with the winners of the Walter Payton Award (FCS outstanding player), Buck Buchanan Award (FCS outstanding defensive player), Jerry Rice Award (FCS freshman of the Year) and Eddie Robinson Award (FCS coach of the year). The Mickey Charles Award is named for the CEO and President of The Sports Network. He recognized the need for national coverage of the FCS (formerly Division I-AA college football) before he created the FCS Awards in 1987. All Zenner has done in his glorious career is win awards, and lots of games for South Dakota State. The three-time Walter Payton Award finalist set Missouri Valley Football Conference career records for rushing yards (6,548), all-purpose yards (8,211), rushing touchdowns (61) and total touchdowns (69). He also set the conferences single-season records with 2,044 rushing yards in 2012 and 2,350 all-purpose yards this year. The biology/pre-medicine major from Eagan, Minnesota, was one of only four FCS players to be named to the 2014 National Football Foundation National Scholar- Athlete Class. He may go to medical school next year unless hes playing in the NFL, which is a distinct possibility. He is an inspiration to his teammates and all FCS student-athletes, MVFC commissioner Patty Viverito said, as he has clearly demonstrated throughout his collegiate career that, with passion and commitment, outstanding achievement in both athletics and academics is attainable. Zenner, a two-time team captain, is the president of SDSUs Student-Athlete Advisory Council which works as a liaison between the administration and its student-athletes; is a member of the universitys Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and went on a mission trip to Jamaica last spring break to build hurricane-proof homes and spread Christianity; and volunteers to be part of food and toy raising projects for the Brookings, South Dakota, community. Ive been blessed to be a part of a number of great teams and underneath a great coaching staff, Zenner said. What Ive tried to do during my time here is just take advantage of the opportunities that South Dakota State presented me with both athletically and academically. Gary Payton Jersey . scored 18 of his career- high 28 points in the first half, as fifth-ranked Ohio State dominated No. Kyle Korver Jersey . The Cubs made the moves before Thursdays game against Arizona. They promoted left-hander Zac Rosscup and right-hander Neil Ramirez from Triple-A Iowa and optioned righty Blake Parker to their top minor league team. . His recovery time is expected to be six to eight months. Seidenberg was injured in the third period of Fridays 5-0 victory over the Ottawa Senators, when he got his leg tangled with forward Cory Conacher.LANDOVER, Md. - DeMarco Murray passed Emmitt Smith with a change-of-direction that left a safety flat-footed.Dez Bryant moved ahead of Terrell Owens by getting the left tiptoe down in the end zone, a touchdown that didnt count until the replay showed what a superb catch it was.And Tony Romo? How about a 4-0 month that might help dispel the notion that the Dallas Cowboys cant be a December team.The Cowboys prepped for the playoffs Sunday with a 44-17 win over the Washington Redskins, with Murray and Bryant breaking a pair of prestigious franchise records along the way and the team as a whole maintaining momentum heading into its first post-season appearance since 2009.Right before peoples eyes, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said, we have basically torn it up in December.Thats a change of pace from recent history, when Dallas capped three consecutive season win-or-fail losses to NFC East rivals in the final weekend, yielding back-to-back-to-back 8-8 records that fueled more doubts about Romo as a big-game quarterback.Sundays game didnt have the same magnitude. The result mattered only if at least one of the later games ended in a tie, which didnt happen. The Cowboys would have also received a first-round bye with losses by both Arizona and Seattle, but that didnt happen, either. Instead, they will host Detroit next Sunday.With the pressure off for the game against the Redskins, Dallas (12-4) did just fine and didnt pack it in. The Cowboys went 8-0 on the road for the first time in team history.Ive been speaking on it the whole year, weve got to grow and mature, Dallas defensive end Jeremy Mincey said. Its clear as day these seeds are turning into flowers, and Im happy, man. Coach is going to continue to give us sunshine and rain, and well be all right.Coach Jason Garrett deployed his full complement of available resources, opting not to give Romos ailing back some extra rest nor to play it safe with Murray, who broke his hand two weeks ago. The Cowboys scored on their first five possessions to take a 27-7 lead, throwing in a successful onside kick along the way.Romo played nearly the entire game, completing 22 of 34 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns and one interception. For the month, he completed 75 per cent with 12 touchdowns and one interception, and his 114.4 season passer rating is sixth best in NFL history.Romo has a 1-3 career record in the playoffs. Asked whats different this time, he said: Im different, so Im excited about that aspect. Im a different player than I was now you got to go outt and do it. Milwaukee Bucks Shirts. Murray rushed for 100 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries, passing Smith for the team single-season mark on a 32-yard first-quarter run with a nice move in front of safety Ryan Clark. Murray ends the season with 1,845 yards, bettering Smiths 1,773 yards in 1995.Also in the first quarter, Bryant caught scoring passes of 65 and 23 yards to give him 16 touchdown receptions on the season, breaking Owens team record of 15 set in 2007. The 65-yarder was a screen in which Bryant juked cornerback David Amerson at the line of scrimmage and took off for the end zone.After the game, Bryant was less concerned about his record and more focused on giving props to Romo. Bryant made a Shhh! gesture aimed at the quarterbacks critics.That man showed his (butt) in December, Bryant said. And I give it to him.Robert Griffin III capped a tumultuous year for the Redskins (4-12) by completing 27 of 41 passes for a career-high 336 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, both in the Dallas red zone. He also lost the fumble that Anthony Spencer took 5 yards for a touchdown.Griffin missed six games this season with a dislocated ankle and later was benched by first-year coach Jay Gruden, and the franchises hopes for next year will likely hinge on whether the Gruden-Griffin partnership can win in Washington.I want to be here to help this team win, to help turn this thing around and change the culture, Griffin said. If coach Jay and the organization wants me to be around, Ill be ready to go.The Redskins lost seven of eight to finish last in the division for the sixth time in seven seasons.This season ended with 100 or so protesters outside the stadium condemning the teams nickname, the inside of the stadium well-populated by Cowboys fans as the game took on a preseason feel in the second half, and owner Dan Snyder hardly the picture of joy as he took it all in seated next to Hall of Fame coach Joe Gibbs.We need to change a lot, Gruden said. I honestly think if you dont change something, youre probably going to get the same results.Notes: Cowboys LB Anthony Hitchens left with a right ankle injury in the second quarter, and DT Henry Melton suffered a knee injury. ... The Redskins lost three linemen: T Trent Williams (high ankle sprain), T Tom Compton (knee sprain) and G Chris Chester (sprained toe), forcing TE Logan Paulsen to line up at tackle late in the game.___AP NFL websites: and Joseph White on Twitter: ' ' '

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