Syracuse defense misses out on 3 interceptions, allows 2 big plays in loss to Maryland

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 22, 2014 at 12:10 am Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb The Syracuse secondary yielded two lengthy, game-changing plays — and couldn’t create any of its own.Potential momentum-changers presented themselves in the form of three errant passes, but the Orange couldn’t haul in any of them in its 34-20 loss to Maryland in the Carrier Dome on Saturday. SU held the Terrapins’ receivers to two receptions longer than 30 yards, but they were pivotal.“I never felt like we gave ourselves a push in momentum throughout the course of the game to get on track,” head coach Scott Shafer said.The Terrapins’ first score of the day came on a well-placed 25-yard pass to the back of the end zone by quarterback C.J. Brown to receiver Marcus Leak, who beat SU cornerback Julian Whigham on a straight go route.UMD’s second touchdown came on a bubble screen from its own 10-yard line. A hole formed for Brandon Ross to shoot past four SU defenders and he took it 90 yards to the house.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I saw it developing,” safety Darius Kelly said. “The receivers did some blocking downfield, a good job of chopping us down and they got a play on us.”With Maryland ahead 14-13 early in the second quarter, Brown aired out a pass down the left sideline for Leak, who ran another go route with SU cornerback Brandon Reddish blanketing him.Reddish had his hands on the ball first, but Leak took a step infield before the pass came down and ripped it from Reddish’s grasp as the two tumbled to the turf at SU’s 17-yard line, a 46-yard pickup.The SU senior threw his hands around in frustration as Leak popped up pounding his chest.“It kind of haunts you for the rest of the game until the next time you get an opportunity,” Kelly said. “It makes us hungry to get the next one.”Kelly himself missed out on a pick, running downfield with his back to the line of scrimmage and an overthrown pass tipped his outstretched hands.Another chance for an interception eluded the Orange when, on Maryland’s next drive, SU nose tackle Eric Crume, running out toward the left flat, let a pass straight to him fall through his hands and incomplete.Said linebacker Cameron Lynch: “I just tell them they owe me one. They owe the team one and I think they’ll get them.” Commentslast_img read more

WORKSHOP CAN HELP YOU CONFRONT YOUR FEARS OVER PUBLIC SPEAKING

first_imgBUSINESS: Would you be confident to get up in speak in front of an audience of 500 people? What about 50? What about 5?If you were confident enough to do so, would you know how to craft a presentation to influence, persuade or convince your audience? If you did, would you know how to deliver your presentation in a way that would achieve your goal?Talk Club Letterkenny, a Toastmasters club based in Letterkenny, Co Donegal, can help you develop the confidence you seek to get up in front of your audience, the knowledge to prepare great presentations, and the skill to deliver them with impact and style.“Toastmasters provides a supportive and positive environment where members have the opportunity to develop their communication and leadership skills,” says Connor McDonough, President of Talk Club Letterkenny.Connor remembers how nervous he was when he attended his first meeting but quickly realized that “you don’t have to speak or take on a role until you are ready to do so. “It is all about making sure people feel safe, and then they will try something new”.Toastmasters provides members with a structured approach for writing and delivering speeches.Connor added, “New members are also provided with a mentor who will support and coach them through their early speeches and speakers receive feedback after every speech so that they know what they did well and what they can build upon”.If you are interested or even only a little bit curious, Talk Club Letterkenny invite you to come along to their next meeting. Guests are always welcome: you can go and listen and see if Toastmasters is for you.Talk Club Letterkenny meets the first and third Tuesday of every month at 8.15 p.m. in the iTek (Swilly) Building, Business Park Road, Lisnennan, Letterkenny, Co Donegal. Out next meeting is Tuesday, 19 January.For more information about the club, please visit https://www.facebook.com/talkclubletterkenny/ or email us on talkclubletterkenny@gmail.com. Toastmasters International is a nonprofit educational organization that teaches public speaking and leadership skills through a worldwide network of meeting locations.Headquartered in Rancho Santa Margarita, California, the organization’s membership exceeds 313,000 in more than 14,650 clubs in 126 countries.Since 1924, Toastmasters International has helped people of all backgrounds become more confident in front of an audience. For information about local Toastmasters clubs, please visit www.toastmasters.org.WORKSHOP CAN HELP YOU CONFRONT YOUR FEARS OVER PUBLIC SPEAKING was last modified: January 15th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more