Good morning! Here are the plays everybody will be talking about on Tuesday:
Saquon Barkley takes off on spectacular Rose Bowl run. The much anticipated match up of Penn State and USC in the Rose Bowl — one between two teams that many felt were the best in the country in the second half of the year — lived up to the hype. USC eventually prevailed. But Penn State looked unstoppable at one point, scoring on four straight offensive plays, including their first offensive play in the second half. That was Barkley’s incredible 79-yard touchdown run.
Amazingly, the Rose Bowl was decided by a poor offensive decision. For all the great offence in the Rose Bowl, it actually came down to a poor offensive play. With the game tied in the final minute, Penn State tried a little too hard to get into field-goal range. One play after nearly throwing an interception deep down the field, Penn State tried to go deep again. This time Trace McSorley’s pass was picked off by Leon McQuay and returned far enough to set up USC’s own game-winning field goal.
Jimmy Butler dropped 52 on the Hornets. Butler became the eighth player to score 50 points in a game this season, tying the NBA record for most different players in a season, and we are still in the first half of the season. The prettiest of the points came in the first quarter on this reverse layup.
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