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usc in the nfl: giants' rhett ellison catches a two-yard touchdown pass


former usc tight end rhett ellison caught a two-yard pass from eli manning for a touchdown in the fourth quarter of a game sunday against the tampa bay buccaneers.ellison has two catches for 11 yards on the day.






a grateful clay helton after usc's big win over texas


the times is taking your calls after every usc game this season to be featured on the usc overtime podcast. have a question, a rant or an observation about usc? call to leave a message on the hotline to have your voice heard: (213) 357-0984.scoring summarysecond quarter:usc wr deontay burnett catches a 15-yard touchdown pass (usc 7, texas 0)texas s deshon elliott returns an interception 38 yards for a td (usc 7, texas 7)usc rb ronald jones ii scores on a 56-yard catch-and-run (usc 14, texas 7)third quarter:texas scores on 39 fg by joshua rowland (usc 14, texas 10)fourth quarter:texas wr armanti foreman catches a 17-yard pass for a td (texas 17, usc 14)usc scores on 31 fg by chase mcgrath (usc 17, texas 17)first overtimeusc wr deontay burnett catches a 25-yard pass for a td (usc 24, texas 1






chase mcgrath nails the game-winner for usc, 27-24


the times is taking your calls after every usc game this season to be featured on the usc overtime podcast. have a question, a rant or an observation about usc? call to leave a message on the hotline to have your voice heard: (213) 357-0984.scoring summarysecond quarter:usc wr deontay burnett catches a 15-yard touchdown pass (usc 7, texas 0)texas s deshon elliott returns an interception 38 yards for a td (usc 7, texas 7)usc rb ronald jones ii scores on a 56-yard catch-and-run (usc 14, texas 7)third quarter:texas scores on 39 fg by joshua rowland (usc 14, texas 10)fourth quarter:texas wr armanti foreman catches a 17-yard pass for a td (texas 17, usc 14)usc scores on 31 fg by chase mcgrath (usc 17, texas 17)first overtimeusc wr deontay burnett catches a 25-yard pass for a td (usc 24, texas 1






rosen's run sets up his scoring pass


sept. 23, 2017, 11:12 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






rosen's run sets up his scoring pass


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






stanford leads ucla, 51-34, in fourth quarter


sept. 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






not bad for a third-stringer; costello strikes again for stanford


sept. 23, 2017, 11:12 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






and we have a dagger; stanford scores again after turnover


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






stanford converts on big fourth down, and scores again


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






does ucla's rosen have another fourth-quarter comeback in him?


sept. 23, 2017, 11:12 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






stanford overcomes mistakes to pull away again on great catch


sept. 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






all stanford needs is love


sept. 23, 2017, 11:12 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






not bad for a third-stringer; costello strikes again for stanford


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






stanford overcomes mistakes to pull away again on great catch


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






does ucla's rosen have another fourth-quarter comeback in him?


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






stanford converts on big fourth down, and scores again


sept. 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






all stanford needs is love


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






stanford rolls up the yardage late in first half


sept. 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






slide show: photos from the ucla-stanford game


sept. 23, 2017, 11:12 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






rosen leads ucla to quick score


sept. 23, 2017, 11:23 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






slide show: photos from the ucla-stanford game


sept. 23, 2017, 11:26 p.m. ucla (2-1, 0-0 in pac-12 play) will face stanford (1-2, 0-1) tonight at the stanford stadium (7:30 p.m., espn). keep it here for updates throughout the game.scoring summaryfirst quarterstanford's jet toner 34-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 0ucla's jj molson 27-yard field goal: stanford 3, ucla 3stanford's jet tone, 32-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 3second quarterucla's jj molson 45-yard field goal: stanford 6, ucla 6ucla's darren andrews 12-yard touchdown pass from josh rosen: ucla 13, stanford 6stanford's cameron scarlett 2-yard touchdown run: ucla 13, stanford 13stanford's k.j. costello 9-yard touchdown run: stanford 20, ucla 13stanford's jet toner 39-yard field goal: stanford 23, ucla 13third quarterucla's soso jamabo 3-yard touchdown run: stanford 23,






vikings lose locke to colts, ellison to giants


free agency hadn’t even started yet this afternoon before the vikings found out they were losing punter jeff locke and tight end rhett ellison.locke is headed to the colts, a league source confirmed to our andrew krammer. locke, a fifth-round pick of the vikings in 2013, finally found his footing in the nfl last season, setting a career high with 34 punts inside the 20. his 39.0 net punting average was his best mark since his rookie year.the vikings are left with only second-year punter taylor symmank on their roster. but they could bring in another punter to compete with him.live free agency tracker: follow all of the vikings’ movesellison, a fourth-round pick in 2012, has joined the giants. it is a four-year deal for $22 million with $8 million guaranteed, per nfl network.he played last






lions sack giants, 24-10 - la times


matthew stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie jamal agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the detroit lions beat the new york giants 24-10 on monday night. the lions (2-0) sacked eli manning five times and stafford put together another big game while sending the giants (0-2) to a second straight disappointing performance in a season where so much was expected. star receiver odell beckham jr. returned from a sprained left ankle, but new york still struggled offensively. stafford found marvin jones for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter and passed to eric ebron for a go-ahead 7-yarder in the second. matt prater added a 56-yard field goal just before halftime that bounced off and over the upright, helping the lions to a 17-7 lead at the brea






watch patriots' rob gronkowski haul in a 53-yard touchdown reception against the


sometimes new england patriots tight end rob gronkowski is just too much.so far, against the new orleans saints, gronkowski has two catches for 65 yards including this 53-yard touchdown reception.last week, gronkowski was limited to just two total catches for 33 yards.






stafford throws for 2 tds as lions beat beckham, giants


east rutherford, n.j. — matthew stafford threw for two touchdowns, rookie jamal agnew broke the game open with an 88-yard punt return in the fourth quarter and the detroit lions beat the new york giants 24-10 on monday night.the lions (2-0) sacked eli manning five times and stafford put together another big game while sending the giants (0-2) to a second straight disappointing performance in a season where so much was expected. star receiver odell beckham jr. returned from a sprained left ankle, but new york still struggled offensively.stafford found marvin jones for a 27-yard touchdown in the first quarter and passed to eric ebron for a go-ahead 7-yarder in the second. matt prater added a 56-yard field goal just before halftime that bounced off and over the upright, helping the lions to a






mock draft. new york giants go for miami te david njoku at no. 23


te david njoku, miamieli manning began his career with an athletic, seam-busting te taken in the first round from the u already on the giants. he can now come to the end of his career with one too. the giants signed rhett ellison to handle the blocking duties of the position; now they'll add njoku to handle the pass-catching part, force teams out of the cover-2s that kept odell in check in 2016, and be another big red zone target. njoku is everything gm jerry reese thought adrien robinson would be when he called him "the jpp of tight ends" in 2012. the only difference is that he actually is.tom rock, newsday






randball: ellison's dad blasts vikings on son's way out


riki ellison, the father of former vikings tight end rhett ellison and a former nfl player himself, had some interesting things to say about minnesota after rhett signed with the giants.he tweeted — then deleted — about the organization's "toxic" leadership. he must have found twitter too limiting because he then wrote a long, rambling post on facebook, and within several wistful platitudes you again find some negative themes. wrote riki ellison, referring to last season."that bye week was tipping point, the head coach and gm didn't understand what they had and broke it." he added that it led to the departure of norv turner, a "red flag indicator" from which there is still damage, he wrote. he continued: "added to this was mentality of physical practices that continued to hurt players on t






ucla gets a fortunate touchdown, now trails 44-31 with 8:12 left in the game


ucla quarterback josh rosen floated the pass. texas a&m nickel back deshawn capers-smith was in position to intercept it.the ball skipped through capers-smith's hands and into those of bruins receiver darren andrews, who scooted into the end zone for a 42-yard touchdown.it's suddenly a two-score game, texas a&m's lead down to 44-31 with 8:12 remaining. bruins fans are standing and roaring.it's getting interesting, at the very least.andrews has two touchdown catches.






falk throws 6 td passes to lead no. 21 washington state


pullman, wash. — luke falk threw six touchdown passes — three to tavares martin jr. — and no. 21 washington state beat oregon state 52-23 on saturday for its fourth consecutive victory over the beavers.washington state (3-0, 1-0 pac-12) was coming off a triple-overtime victory over boise state.falk, the fbs active leader with 98 touchdown passes, completed 37 of 49 passes for 396 yards without an interception. martin had 10 vatches for 194 yards.jake luton threw for 179 yards for oregon state (1-3, 0-1), but was carted off the field in the fourth quarter with an injury. the beavers have lost 14 consecutive road games dating to 2014.martin caught a 21-yard touchdown pass for a 7-0 lead in the first quarter.oregon state's shawn wilson tackled jamal morrow in the end zone for a safety, and is






ap source: julius peppers headed back to panthers


the latest on nfl free agency (all times eastern):2:45 p.m.a person familiar with the negotiations says the carolina panthers have agreed to terms with unrestricted free agent defensive end julius peppers, the team's top pick in the 2002 draft and all-time sacks leader.the person spoke to the associated press on friday on condition of anonymity because the move can't officially be announced until later in the day.peppers' agent, carl carey, on friday tweeted a picture of peppers when he was drafted no. 2 overall by carolina in 2002 with the words "headed home."the 37-year-old peppers has 143 ½ sacks during 15 nfl seasons, including 7 ½ last season for the green bay packers. peppers played eight seasons for the panthers and was selected all-pro twice during that span.—steve reed reporting c






pac-12 football: luke falk leads no. 18 washington state in 45-7 rout over nevad


luke falk threw five touchdown passes, and no. 18 washington state beat nevada 45-7 on saturday at pullman, wash., for the cougars’ best start in 16 years. washington state (4-0), which opened the 2001 season by winning its first seven games, piled up 560 yards of offense and five sacks. the cougars host no. 5 usc next friday night in their biggest challenge of the young season. it will be their fifth straight home game. nevada was held to just 151 total yards as the wolf pack (0-4) fell to 0-17 on the road against opponents in the top 25. nevada came in as a 28-point underdog. falk completed 36 of 47 passes for 478 yards and was not intercepted. a 52-yard pass from falk to tavares martin jr. set up falk's 12-yard touchdown pass to jamal morrow in the first quarter as washington state took






pettis, browning lead no. 8 washington past rutgers, 30-14


piscataway, n.j. — dante pettis woke up no. 8 washington just before halftime with his sixth career punt return for a touchdown and jake browning threw two second-half touchdown passes in a tougher-than-expected 30-14 victory over rebuilding rutgers on friday night.pettis' blistering 61-yard return gave the huskies their first lead at 10-7 with 3:50 left in the half. he tied former california star desean jackson's pac-12 career record for punt returns for scores.a senior receiver, pettis actually set up the huskies' first three scores this season. his 51-yard catch set up the first of three field goals by tristan vizcaino and his catches of 10 and 24 yards ignited an early third-quarter drive that browning capped with a 7-yard swing pass to halfback lavon coleman for a 17-7 lead.browning w






ucla completes improbable comeback for a 45-44 victory over texas a&m


the seemingly impossible happened sunday at the rose bowl.ucla completed a comeback from a 34-point deficit with 35 unanswered points starting late in the third quarter, pulling out a stunning 45-44 victory over texas a&m in the bruins’ season opener at the rose bowl.two plays after ucla receiver jordan lasley dropped a third-down pass at the first-down marker, he pulled in a 10-yard touchdown pass with 43 seconds left, twisting his body in the back of the end zone to make the catch and tie the score.ucla’s j.j. molson then booted the most meaningful extra point of his career through the uprights to nudge the bruins ahead for the biggest comeback in school history.the bruins (1-0) then stopped texas a&m quarterback kellen mond a yard short short of a first down on fourth and 10 after a len






ucla scores 35 unanswered points to beat texas a&m, 45-44


the seemingly impossible happened sunday at the rose bowl.ucla completed a comeback from a 34-point deficit with 35 unanswered points starting late in the third quarter, pulling out a stunning 45-44 victory over texas a&m in the bruins’ season opener at the rose bowl.two plays after ucla receiver jordan lasley dropped a third-down pass at the first-down marker, he pulled in a 10-yard touchdown pass with 43 seconds left, twisting his body in the back of the end zone to make the catch and tie the score.ucla’s j.j. molson then booted the most meaningful extra point of his career through the uprights to nudge the bruins ahead for the biggest comeback in school history.the bruins (1-0) then stopped texas a&m quarterback kellen mond a yard short short of a first down on fourth and 10 after a len






nfl draft: giants take evan engram, ole miss te, with 23rd overall pick


the giants got their tight end. it just wasn’t either of the ones anyone thought they would get.evan engram, the 6-3, 234-pounder from mississippi, was taken by the giants with the 23rd selection in the first round of the nfl draft on thursday night. the giants had been looking at tight ends throughout the predraft process and seemed to be focusing on o.j. howard and david njoku. howard went to the bucs four picks ahead of the giants’ selection. njoku remained on the board and eventually landed in cleveland with the 29th overall pick.latest giants storiesben mcadoo said the giants had “limited” contact with engram during the last few weeks and months. there were no visits, no workouts. even engram seemed surprised. a bit.how'd they fare?hit or miss: giants 1st-round picks since 1986interac






nfl draft: giants take evan engram, ole miss te, with 23rd overall pick


the giants got their tight end. it just wasn’t either of the ones anyone thought they would get.evan engram, the 6-3, 234-pounder from mississippi, was taken by the giants with the 23rd selection in the first round of the nfl draft on thursday night. the giants had been looking at tight ends throughout the predraft process and seemed to be focusing on o.j. howard and david njoku. howard went to the bucs four picks ahead of the giants’ selection. njoku remained on the board and eventually landed in cleveland with the 29th overall pick.latest giants storiesben mcadoo said the giants had “limited” contact with engram during the last few weeks and months. there were no visits, no workouts. even engram seemed surprised. a bit.how'd they fare?hit or miss: giants 1st-round picks since 1986interac






george iii's draft abdication letter released


image copyrightroyal collectiona draft letter of abdication written by king george iii during the american war of independence has been made public for the first time.the unused letter - which includes crossings out, redrafts, blotches and scrawls - was written when the king faced political trouble in march 1783.in it, george said he intended to exile himself to hanover after he abdicated.the letter is one of 350,000 pages in the royal archives to be digitised and made available to view online.the exploration of the georgian archive, which includes the private papers of george and his wife charlotte, is the subject of a new documentary, george iii: the genius of the mad king.filmmakers, who had access to the royal archives at windsor castle, uncovered letters that showed the king - who rei