This is just weird. We’re four games deep in the ALCS, and the home team has yet to win a game. I hope that pattern holds one more time in Arlington before the Astros break through at Minute Maid to get back to the World Series.
In 18 innings in Arlington, the Astros have scored 18 runs.
As for the NLCS, the D-Backs had their moment of fun Thursday in a walk-off win over the Phillies in Game Three. They had their fun. Past tense. There will be no more fun to be had for Arizona.
The Rice Owls were 3-3 entering Thursday night’s game at Tulsa, gaining right at 400 yards per game and surrendering 400 yards a game. That balance was happily broken in Rice’s 42-10 rout over the Golden Hurricane. Owl QB JT Daniels threw for two touchdowns and ran for another, while Dean Connors added three more scores on 120 rushing yards.
America’s sports attention was understandably divided Thursday night, but those who saw the Jaguars beat the Saints 31-24 witnessed a good one. Despite a gimpy knee, Jags QB Trevor Lawrence ran for a career-high 63 yards as the Jags won their fourth straight to get to 5-2. The Saints fell to 3-4.
You had to hurt for Saints tight end Foster Moreau, who dropped the potential tying TD pass with 30 seconds left. The New Orleans native has been an inspiration after beating Hodgkin lymphoma in the offseason.
Jimmy G’s aching back will keep him out of the Raiders’ game at Chicago on Sunday. So either rookie Aidan O’Connell or 15-year veteran Brian Hoyer will start for Las Vegas.
Baylah has always been nasty. But now Michigan seems determined to get there.