Football: Wisconsin run game finally shows signs of life

first_imgFinally, Corey Clement broke one.The senior running back for the University of Wisconsin football team streaked down the Badger sideline for 68 yards, relieving his team from the pressure of being backed up on its own five-yard line.It was the Badgers’ longest single gain of the season, and the first time the team reeled off a play for more than 50 yards. Entering Saturday, UW was just one of five FBS teams to be in that category.But the run was symbolic for Clement. He had finally broken through, not just on that run, but Saturday night during No. 10 Wisconsin’s 30-23 overtime loss to No. 2 Ohio State University. Clement rushed for 164 yards, tying his career high, on 25 carries. When asked whether the outburst was enough to get his confidence going, Clement said it was that and much more.Football: Big Ten heavyweights duke it out in Madison Saturday nightSaturday night’s matchup between then-No. 8 University of Wisconsin and No. 2 Ohio State University was a thriller that ended in Read…“I felt like I needed that game for everything,” Clement said Tuesday. “I was wondering when the time was going to come. Definitely, coming against Ohio State, a very tough opponent, just trying to do what I could.”Clement went on to give credit to his offensive line, which had a solid effort Saturday, and the receivers for securing the edges on his rushing attempts. Clement said the team knows the running game must keep improving if the Badgers want to win the Big Ten West and have a shot at a conference title.If Clement’s 68-yarder is erased from the record books, however, he would have rushed for 96 yards on 24 attempts — an average of four yards per carry. That’s nothing to slouch at, but it’s not nearly as impressive as the 6.6 yards per carry he ended up with.“Being a running back, you really have to learn to make your linemen right,” Clement said. “Everything isn’t going to be perfect up front. If you allow the play to set up and really take ownership of your craft and being patient to it, great things can happen. I don’t want to put the blame on anyone else. I’m pretty sure everybody had an edge, being that it was a night game at home, so everybody had a little more fire under them.”The last time Wisconsin played the University of Iowa, a 10-6 loss on Oct. 3, 2015, Clement was in Germany following surgery to repair a hernia that hampered him for most of last season.Football: No. 10 Badgers look to reclaim Heartland Trophy from IowaThe proximity of fans to the sidelines at Kinnick Stadium, the home of the University of Iowa Hawkeyes, makes it Read…Redshirt junior left tackle Ryan Ramczyk said the Badgers success in the running game on Saturday came partly because the offensive line’s double teams were effective, allowing lineman to move up to the linebackers. He said he felt the confidence in the running game grow throughout the game.“I think we’ve always had confidence,” Ramczyk said. “It definitely helps to run the way we did against Ohio State.”Offensive line coach Joe Rudolph mixed and matched on the line throughout the game. Micah Kapoi came in to play left guard, Michael Deiter slid inside to center, replacing Brett Connors and David Edwards replaced Jacob Maxwell at right tackle.Ramczyk said it’s nice to have the cohesiveness of the same five guys out there every play. The way the Badgers practice makes for a smooth transition during games.Ramcyzk also said the line needs to clean things up as a unit to give redshirt freshman quarterback Alex Hornibrook more time and a cleaner pocket.“I think we’ve been improving week to week, honestly,” Ramczyk said.Football: Ramczyk, Cichy, Watt named to Sports Illustrated’s Midseason All-America TeamThe University of Wisconsin football team’s Ryan Ramczyk, Jack Cichy and T.J. Watt earn national recognition Tuesday after being named Read…last_img read more

Arsenal go top of the EPL despite scoreless draw

first_imgBurnely 2 Everton 1.Hull City 0 Stoke 2 City.Swansea 0 Watford 0.West Ham 1 Sunderland 0.Earlier, Tottenham Hotspur missed out on going top of the table.They were held to a nil-nil draw at Bournemouth in the day’s early kick-off. Their nil-nil draw with Middlesbrough at the Emirates puts them above Manchester City.Elsewhere, It finished:Leicester 3 Crystal Palace 1.last_img

RSA AND KELLY’S CENTRA PUTTING KIDS IN A SAFE DRIVING SEAT

first_imgRoad Safety Authority experts are at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top this morning, where they are checking if your child car seat is fitting correctly.The RSA are carrying out the checks for free as part of a nationwide campaign to promote safety and awareness regarding your child’s seat.Incredibly, what RSA officials have found in running the ‘Check it Fits’ campaign is that an average of four in five child car seats are fitted incorrectly! So in order to improve the safety of infants and children in cars, they’re providing free expert checks nationwide.Incorrectly fitted seats can cause serious injuries and even fatalities in the event of a collision.Check it Fits is a vital and lifesaving service.Is your child’s seat fitted correctly? Why not get it checked by an expert today at Kelly’s Centra Mountain Top for FREE! The checks will be carried out all day and will last until 5.30pm today.It’s fast, it’s easy and it’s free!www.rsa.ie/checkitfits RSA AND KELLY’S CENTRA PUTTING KIDS IN A SAFE DRIVING SEAT was last modified: February 10th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Car safety checksChildren’s seatsFeaturesKelly’s CentranewsNoticesRSAlast_img read more