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    Washington suffered its first loss of the season last week, but its hopes still flicker for a berth in the College Football Playoff. Yankees Jerseys For Sale .The seventh-ranked Huskies (9-1, 6-1 Pac-12) still control their destiny in the Pac-12 North, needing to beat struggling Arizona State (5-5, 2-5) at home on Saturday (7:30 p.m. ET, FOX) before finishing the regular season at division-leading Washington State.We do just need to respond, said Washington coach Chris Petersen, whose team lost 26-13 at home to USC last weekend.I hope our guys have a new edge to them a little bit, but I do think theyve done a good job all season long, like Ive been saying, about preparing. They played hard. Both sides played really, really hard. It wasnt about that at all.Washingtons weak nonconference schedule -- Rutgers, Idaho, Portland State -- continues to be an issue as the Huskies now need help to reach the playoff. But they have a chance to impress late in the season, by beating the Cougars and then facing a ranked champion from the Pac-12 South, possibly even getting a rematch against USC.But first up is Arizona State, which has lost four games in a row, allowing at least 37 points in each of them. The Sun Devils have given up 103 total points to Oregon and Utah in the past two outings.Allowing explosive plays has been at the forefront of ASUs undoing.The Sun Devils have allowed 64 plays of 20-plus yards (tied for 121st out of 128 teams nationally), 34 plays of 30-plus yards (123rd), 24 plays of 40-plus yards (127th), 16 plays of 50-plus yards (127th) and 11 plays of 60-plus yards (tied for 126th).For more evidence, see last weeks 49-26 home loss to Utah.The Utes scored on a 64-yard pass, a 27-yard pass, a 17-yard pass, an 82-yard run, a 24-yard pass and a 40-yard run.The story of the whole game, when you go back and look at the film, my only impression is just big plays, said coach Todd Graham. Thats been the big deal. Its just frustrating.Although stonewalled by USC, Washington has all kinds of explosive potential. The Huskies scored 70 against Oregon and 66 vs. Cal this season. The trio of wide receiver John Ross, running back Myles Gaskin and quarterback Jake Browning can provide plenty of fireworks.Browning, after completing 17 of 36 passes for 259 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions against USC, dropped from first to third nationally in passing efficiency with a rating of 189.1.Gaskin was held to 51 yards rushing on 15 carries last week, but he did go over 1,000 yards for the season and is averaging 6.0 yards per carry. Ross, one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, given to the nations top wideout, picked up his 15th touchdown reception of the season last week.Ross is probably the most dynamic player in our league, Graham said. I would say explosive plays and defense are the two things when I think of them.Washingtons defense has been superb, ranking ninth nationally in points allowed (17.9 per game) and 19th in total defense (336.8). The Huskies lead the nation in turnover margin (plus 1.5 per game).But Washington is now without two of its top two defenders against the run. Linebacker Joe Mathis (foot) was already out for the season and linebacker Azeem Victor suffered a foot injury last week that will keep him sidelined.Redshirt freshman DJ Beavers will replace Victor, who has a team-high 68 tackles.I think he filled in pretty well, Petersen said of Beavers.He made some tackles, played aggressive, played tough. Its hard when you lose a player like Azeem, for sure, but it was not like this, Oh, now we have no chance type of thing. He was right there playing physical.Arizona State has some weapons on offense, although quarterback Manny Wilkins, who has dealt with injuries in recent weeks, looked rusty Saturday against Utah, throwing two interceptions and being sacked nine times.Arizona State uses running back Kalen Ballage in a variety of ways, including taking direct snaps. He is coming off his second consecutive game with 200-plus all-purpose yards, rolling up 244 against Utah -- a career-high 118 receiving, 46 rushing and 80 in the return game.Wide receiver NKeal Harry, a talented true freshman, is coming off his best game. He had eight catches for a career-high 114 yards, rushed for 31 yards on a broken play after he dropped a lateral, and completed a 46-yard pass. Hell have interesting matchups this week against Washington cornerbacks Sidney Jones and Kevin King. Wade Boggs Jersey . Once again Jordan Cieciwa (@FitCityJordan) and I (@LynchOnSports) go head to head in our picks. Last weekend at UFC Fight Night 32 my #TeamLynch got the best of #TeamJC by a score of 9-6. Let us know which side youre on for UFC 167 use the hashtag #TeamLynch or #TeamJC on Twitter. Gary Sanchez Jersey . LOUIS -- Cardinals cleanup hitter Allen Craig says hes recovered from a foot injury and ready to be put on St. . A big centre with all the tools to be an elite player, Johansen paced the Blue Jackets with a standout game Saturday night. He had a goal and two assists for a career-high three points as Columbus beat the New York Islanders 5-2 to snap a five-game losing streak. HOUSTON -- Jadeveon Clowney is finally healthy and contributing, and his performance on Sunday helped the Houston Texans overcome the loss of superstar J.J. Watt.The top overall pick in the 2014 draft had a sack and two quarterback hits and the Texans got a 27-20 win over the Tennessee Titans.Weve got to keep pushing forward, Clowney said. Hes a big part of our team, but we cant let one guy keep us from pushing forward and trying to win games. Today we came out here and got the win and thats what we wanted to do.It was the first time Houston (3-1) had played without its star defensive end since the 2010 season after Watt , who is out for the season after back surgery, had started 83 straight games since being drafted in 2011.The game was tied at 20-20 in the third quarter when Brock Osweiler threw his second interception of the game. It was Clowney that led a defensive stand that kept the Titans from taking advantage of that mistake.He sacked Marcus Mariota for a 6-yard loss on first down and chased down Delanie Walker after a reception on third down to force a punt.It was very big to get off the field, thats what we want to do, Clowney said. Get the ball back to our offense.Rookie Will Fuller returned that punt 67 yards for a touchdown that put Houston on top for good.While the Texans know that one person cant make up for the loss of Watt, last years NFL Defensive Player of the Year, they did challenge every member of the defense to do a little more to pick up the slack.Its unfortunate that J.J. is down, but ... we still have to play ball, linebacker Whitney Mercilus said. We went out there and did that. We toughed it out.Mercilus also had a good game, finishing with seven tackles, including one for a loss, and a quarterback hit. The Texans got another good performance out of llinebacker Benardrick McKinney , who led the team with nine tackles after finishing with 16 last week. Randy Johnson Jersey. The unit also got a boost from the return of middle linebacker Brian Cushing, who had four tackles after missing the past two games after injuring his knee in the opener.Clowney had jumped offside twice on the drive before his sack and was determined to atone for his errors.I was like: `Ive got to make up for it this next series, he said. And I was just trying to do whatever it takes to help my team win the game.After failing to make an impact in two injury-filled seasons , the Texans need Clowney to stay on the field and continue to improve, especially now that Watt is done for the season.Clowney said hes learned to take better care of his body and is excited about what he will be able to do if he can play a full season for the first time in his career.Mercilus has been impressed with Clowneys progress this season and called his performance wonderful and added that he was disruptive.The Texans also shut down Tennessees offense in the fourth quarter after struggling in a second quarter that saw the Titans score 14 points on touchdowns by DeMarco Murray.Houston forced two straight punts to start the fourth quarter before making one last stand to secure the victory.Tennessee was driving with less than two minutes remaining, but Mariotas pass to former Texan Andre Johnson on fourth down was broken up to secure the victory.Theres some stuff we need to fix and patch up, Cushing said. Were only going to go up from here. We understand that and were excited for the next couple of games.---AP NFL website: and NFL Jerseys China NFL Jerseys Wholesale China NFL Jerseys Stitched Jerseys China Jerseys Discount NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys China ' ' '
      April 17, 2018 1:24 AM MDT