Saturday Sports Round Up; Penn State, Ship, Phillies, Flyers go 2-2

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Can't wait to see this AP photo get the Photo shop job (Superman?)

#15 Penn State runs past Illinois, 35-17
Penn State had more than a little success on the ground, rushing for over 300 yards of offense with a pair of running backs going over 100 yards. Stephfon Green got it all started in the second quarter with a nice run for a touchdown, and Daryll Clark recorded a pair of touchdowns on some short plays over the pile at the end-zone. Penn State wins 35-17 in their first road game of the season.

Shippensburg blown away by C.W. Post
Making their first trip to Long Island in almost 20 years the Red Raiders took with them a pile of new expectations in the PSAC East and left humbled with a humiliating defeat. The Pioneers put 19 points on the scoreboard in the fourth quarter to send Shippensburg home with a bitter 40-24 defeat. Big plays once again were the downfall of the Raiders, much like they were last season and in the season opening loss to Shepherd.

Phillies lose to Marlins, but clinch NLDS home field
The Phillies only played Cole Hamels for three innings, but it was enough for him to take the loss as the Phillies lost their second straight home game to the Marlins, 4-3. Earlier in the day the St. Louis Cardinals lost to the Milwaukee Brewers, which guaranteed that the Phillies would have home field advantage in the upcoming NLDS.

Dreams of home field advantage in a possible NLCS appearance took a hit late last night though when the Los Angeles Dodgers finally beat the Colorado Rockies, clinching the NL West title as well as the best record in the NL. The Phillies are now locked in to play the Rockies in the NLDS this week.

Flyers repossess Devils, 5-2
The Flyers picked up a second straight road victory to start the season, beating Martin Brodeur and the New Jersey Devils 5-2. Ray Emery has been impressive in his first two games in net for the Orange and Black. Jeff Carter still has that scoring touch he demonstrated last season as well. It could be a nice season for the Flyers. I'm excited.

I am also a big fan of Jim Jackson calling play-by-play fr the Flyers. Just for the record, years overdue.

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