November 15, 2014

SportsFilter: The Saturday Huddle:

A place to discuss the sports stories that aren't making news, share links that aren't quite front-page material, and diagram plays on your hand. Remember to count to five Mississippi before commenting in anger.

posted by huddle to general at 06:00 AM - 5 comments

Don't look now, but Wisconsin's Melvin Gordon III just broke LaDainian Tomlinson's single game rushing record with 408 yards (and 4 TDs) through THREE QUARTERS vs. Nebraska.

posted by bender at 06:37 PM on November 15, 2014

That's remarkable, and he's wreaking the havoc in one of "defensive wizard" Pelini's last games as Huskers' coach.

posted by beaverboard at 06:47 PM on November 15, 2014

Minnows San Marino scored their first ever point in European Nations Cup Qualifying today, as they held Estonia to a 0-0 draw.

The result snapped San Marino's sixty-one game losing streak.

This put the cap on something of a good week for minnows, as Liechtenstein beat Moldova 1-0 and on Friday the Faroe Islands won 1-0 in Greece.

In the moral victory column you can find Gibraltar, who held reigning world champions Germany to "only" a 4-0 scoreline. Meaning Gibraltar are better than Brazil, right?

posted by Mr Bismarck at 01:39 AM on November 16, 2014

I'm surprised no-one in the media seems to have picked up on the Faroes result. They defeated the former European champions, away from home.

posted by owlhouse at 06:32 AM on November 16, 2014

Yeah, the Faroe Islands one was the big shock to me. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw the score with only minutes remaining. That's the kind of loss that gets the manager/national team president fired.

posted by grum@work at 03:47 PM on November 16, 2014

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