After an impressive season-opening win on the road in Kansas City last week, the Tennessee Titans (1-1) came out flat against the Dallas Cowboys (1-1) on Sunday and the result was a spoiled home debut – the first for head coach Ken Whisenhunt.
In the first half, the Titans rush defense was very ineffective, allowing Cowboys running back DeMarco Murray to look unstoppable. Murray racked up 115 yards in the first half to help power the Cowboys to a 16-0 halftime lead. By game’s end he had amassed 167 total yards on 29 carries with one touchdown. "He ran hard and he ran downhill,” Dallas head coach Jason Garret said of Murray.
As rivalries go, the annual clash between Jackson State University (JSU) and Tennessee State University (TSU) is, well, a “Classic” – literally.
The two teams of Tigers have battled 48 times, including 24 times in the Southern Heritage Classic. They will face off for their 25th “Classic” matchup on Saturday at Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium.
When the game kicks off at 6 p.m., JSU will be in full pursuit of ending a two-game losing streak in the yearly encounter. Each team comes into the game with multiple strong points.
Ray Rice broke his silence Tuesday for the first time following his indefinite suspension by the Baltimore Ravens and the NFL, telling an ESPN reporter that his main objective at the moment was to be strong for his wife, Janay, and his family.
“I have to be strong for my wife. She is so strong. ... We are in good spirits. We have a lot of people praying for us, and we’ll continue to support each other,” Rice said.