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Ten quick thoughts on Miami’s 31-19 win over Pitt – 247Sports

Here are some of our quick thoughts from the Pittsburgh game.

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It wasn’t pretty, but the Miami Hurricanes got the job done. 
Quarterback D’Eriq King accounted for over 250 yards and four touchdowns as the UM defense forced four field goals in the red-zone to top Pittsburgh, 31-19 on Saturday. 
The bottom line: Miami (4-1, 3-1) didn’t let Clemson beat them twice. 
Field position was the story for the UM offense in the first half. When Miami had favorable field position, the Hurricanes scored. When they didn’t, they sputtered.
Miami started two drives on …

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Big-game reputation growing, Walker Buehler keeps Dodgers’ focus on winning a ring – Yahoo Sports

Walker Buehler keeps putting up dominant outings in huge postseason moments. But the 26-year-old ace is not saying anything until the Dodgers take the final step….

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By late Friday night, only 15 or 20 minutes after theyd put an end-to-end game on the Tampa Bay Rays, Los Angeles Dodgers players and their manager took their turns in the chair that faced the camera and the questions about their two-games-to-one lead in the World Series.
First Mookie Betts, then Austin Barnes, then Justin Turner, then Walker Buehler, then Dave Roberts.
Betts pushed his cap back on his head in a moment of ease before squaring it. Barnes, the backup who catches the best of the staff…

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Graham Mertz rewrites Wisconsin football record book in debut as starter – ESPN

Graham Mertz, a redshirt freshman named the starter after Jack Coan was injured in practice, broke the Wisconsin program record for completion percentage in a 45-7…

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Wisconsin Badgers quarterback Graham Mertz broke the program record for completion percentage in a game on Friday, completing 20 of 21 passes for 248 yards and five touchdowns in the Badgers’ 45-7 win over visiting Illinois in Madison.
“It was definitely fun,” Mertz said afterward. “I owe it to Coach

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Wisconsin vs. Illinois score: Graham Mertz has breakout performance as No. 14 Badgers roll in Big Ten opener – CBSSports.com

The redshirt freshman Mertz threw five touchdown passes as Wisconsin exacted revenge for last season’s upset

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A year after squandering a 13-point second-half lead to Illinois in a stunning loss last season, No. 14 Wisconsin secured revenge in convincing fashion with a 45-7 victory over the Fighting Illini on Friday night in the first Big Ten football game of the season. Led by a nearly perfect effort from redshirt freshman quarterback Graham Mertz, the Badgers dominated the game in all facets.
Mertz tied a school record by completing 17 straight passes as he became the first Wisconsin freshman to start…

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