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USAF Academy, CO (SportsNetwork. Alfred Blue Jersey .com) - The Ram-Falcon Trophy is up for grabs on Friday afternoon, as the 21st-ranked Colorado State Rams clash with the Air Force Falcons in the regular season finale for both Mountain West Conference programs. This game is significant for the Rams for a number of reasons, most notably being that it could be the gateway to the Mountain Division title if they win and the Boise State Broncos fall to Utah State. One of the hottest teams in college football right now, since losing to the Broncos in the conference opener way back on Sept .6 by a score of 37-24, the Rams have been untouchable as they ride a nine-game win streak. Last week, the team throttled yet another opponent as it ran over New Mexico in a 58-20 final in the last home game of the season. Thats a 10-win team you guys just saw out there, Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain said after the triumph. Thats something else. And the way they went about their business and just went out and played the game the way it should be, it was good to see. While the Rams get much of the attention in the conference, along with the Broncos now, Air Force has quietly put together an impressive run of success as well. The team had rattled off four consecutive victories before being turned away by San Diego State in the final road game of the season, 30-14. Still, the Academy is five games over .500 on the campaign and has been anything but an easy target for conference foes this season. Air Force maintains a 31-20-1 edge in the all-time series with the Rams, although CSU blew the Academy away last season in a 58-13 final in Fort Collins. Colorado State took no mercy on the Lobos last week, rolling up a program- record 698 yards of total offense as all phases of the game rose up to dominate. The best performance came from running back Dee Hart who carried the ball just 20 times, but ended up with 230 yards and five touchdowns. Throw in two receptions for 42 yards and another score and it was easy to see why he was named the MWC Offensive Player of the Week. Also having outstanding games yet again were quarterback Garrett Grayson and wideout Rashard Higgins. The signal caller converted all but six of his pass attempts for 389 yards and three touchdowns, and the receiver grabbed 10 passes for 167 yards and two scores. Even when defenses know hes probably going to get the ball, Higgins still makes big plays. Four times this season Higgins has had double-digit receptions, and only once has he failed to reach at least 100 yards. He has scored a total of 15 TDs, at least one in all but two games, which is why he has been named a finalist for the prestigious Biletnikoff Award, presented to the nations top receiver. I am incredibly humbled and honored to be a finalist for the Biletnikoff Award. To even be in this position for an award named after a Hall of Famer is something that wouldnt be possible without being a part of an amazing team; coaches, teammates and all of the support we have. This is a dream come true, but it is truly a team award and we still have a lot to accomplish to reach our goals. Higgins is in this position due to the efforts of Grayson who has completed 66.8 percent of his passes for 310.3 ypg and a stunning 29 TDs, against just five interceptions. It has also helped that defenses now also pay more attention to Hart, the Alabama transfer who has gained 1,139 yards and scored 16 TDs of his own. Over on the other side, the Falcons could be entering this game without a couple of key components following their loss to San Diego State. Running back Jacobi Owens, who missed the SDSU meeting, is expected to miss this final game due to a foot injury, and quarterback Kale Pearson is listed as questionable for an undisclosed reason as preparations begin for the arrival of CSU. Last week, Pearson converted 10-of-22 passes for 171 yards and a score, adding a team-best 59 rushing yards on 14 attempts, although the Falcons came up quite short of expectations in their running game with a mere 140 yards and one TD on 41 carries. On the defensive side of the ball, even though the Academy absorbed the loss, Weston Steelhammer still lived up to his hype as he made a game-high 11 stops and registered an interception. Fifth on the team in tackles with 48, Steelhammer has three sacks and a team-best five INTs, to go along with two recovered fumbles and a safety. The unit ranks 47th in the nation in points allowed, giving up 24.2 ppg, which is an important stat given that the Air Force offense is missing some key parts most likely. Obviously, with the potential change in quarterback the Falcons will be keeping the ball on the ground even more where they are seventh in the country with 274.9 ypg, even though Owens will not be there to take any hand-offs. Greg Mancz Jersey .Brady threw a 69-yard touchdown pass to Julian Edelman midway through the fourth quarter, and New England beat the San Diego Chargers 23-14 for its eighth win in nine games. Whitney Mercilus Jersey . -- Kenneth Faried made a turnaround hook shot over Draymond Green with a half-second remaining, and the Denver Nuggets made Golden State wait at least one more game to secure a playoff berth with a stunning 100-99 win over the Warriors on Thursday night. http://www.thetexansfootballpro.us/customized/ . -- Jonas Hiller is cautiously confident he has kicked his vertigo.PINEHURST, N.C. -- The U.S. Open trophy Martin Kaymer won Sunday was all he needed to prove he was anything but a one-hit wonder in the majors, and that the two years he spent trying to build a complete game were worth all the doubt that followed him. As he set it down on the table, Kaymer rubbed off a tiny smudge on the gleaming silver, which was only fitting. Over four days at Pinehurst No. 2, he dusted the field in a performance that ranks among the best. Kaymer set the 36-hole scoring record by opening with a pair of 65s. He never let anyone closer than four shots over the final 48 holes. Equipped with a five-shot lead, he was the only player from the last eight groups to break par. Welcome back, Martin. "You want to win majors in your career, but if you can win one more, it means so much more," Kaymer said after closing with a 1-under 69 for an eight-shot victory over Rickie Fowler and two-time heart transplant recipient Erik Compton. "Some people, especially when I went through that low, called me a one-hit wonder and those things. So its quite nice proof, even though I dont feel like I need to prove a lot to people. But somehow, its quite satisfying to have two under your belt." The 29-year-old German is a forgotten star no more. Kaymer returned to the elite in golf by turning the toughest test in golf into a runaway at Pinehurst No. 2, becoming only the seventh player to go wire-to-wire in the 114 years of the U.S. Open. Only three players finished the championship under par. One guy appeared to be playing a different tournament. "No one was catching Kaymer this week," Compton said. "I was playing for second. I think we all were playing for second." Only a late bogey kept Kaymer from joining Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy as the only players to finish a U.S. Open in double digits under par. He let his putter fall to the ground when his 15-foot par putt on the 18th hole dropped into the centre of the cup, like so many others had this week. Kaymer finished at 9-under 271. His last two wins are the U.S. Open and The Players Championship, with the strongest and deepest field in golf. He never trailed after any round in both of them. "Martin was playing his own tournament," Fowler said after recovering from a double bogey on the fourth hole to close with a 72. This U.S. Open really ended Friday. No one had ever opened 65-65 in the U.S. Open, which broke the 36-hole record that McIlroy set three years ago rain-softened Congressional. When it could have gotten away from Kaymer in the third round, he stayed strong for a stabilizing 72. "He kind of killed the event in the first two days," Henrik Stenson said. "He went out and shot two 65s and left everyone in the dust." He did it again in thee final round. Corey Moore Jersey. Knowing the gallery was against him -- the loud cheers for Fowler, clapping when Kaymers ball bounded over the back of the second green -- he holed a 10-foot par putt, and then drilled a driver on the 313-yard third hole onto the green to set up a two-putt birdie. Fowler, in the final group of a major for the first time, fell back quickly on the fourth hole. He sent his third shot from a sandy path over the green and into some pine trees and had to make a 25-foot putt just to escape with double bogey. "It was probably the toughest day that I played golf today, especially the first nine," Kaymer said. "Because if you have two or three Americans chasing you, playing in America, its never easy being a foreigner. But I said at the ceremony as well that the fans were very fair. But it was a tough one. If you lead by five shots, its not easy. "A lot of people think, Well, you have a little bit of a cushion. But if you approach that day in that way, with that attitude, it can be gone so quickly." No chance on this day. Compton was the only player who really put up a fight. His birdie on No. 8 got him within four shots. Three bogeys in a five-hole stretch on the back nine did him in. Even so, Compton received a standing ovation walking the 18th green. He somehow scratched out a par from 50 yards away against the lip of a bunker. It wasnt the Hollywood script he wanted, but it wasnt a bad consolation -- his first trip to the Masters next April. "Ive never gotten this far along in my story," Compton said. "Im thrilled." Kaymer joined Seve Ballesteros, Ernie Els, Woods and McIlroy as the only players to win two majors and be No. 1 in the world before turning 30 since the world ranking began in 1986. He is the fourth European in the last five years to win the U.S. Open, after Europeans had gone 40 years without this title. Its a rebirth for Kaymer, who reached No. 1 in the world in February 2011, only to believe that he needed a more rounded game. His preferred shot was a fade. Kaymer spent two hard years and a lot of lonely hours on the range in Germany and his American home in Scottsdale, Arizona. He was as low as No. 63 in the world six weeks ago. Now he goes to No. 11. Woods still holds the most dominant U.S. Open win -- 15 shots at Pebble Beach in 2000. McIlroy holds the scoring record at 16-under 268. "Im wondering how he did it," McIlroy said. "Obviously, if you limit the mistakes, you might end up a couple under for the week. But to do what hes doing ... I think its nearly more impressive than what I did at Congressional." Among those who congratulated Kaymer on the 18th green was Sandra Gal, a German player on the LPGA Tour. The U.S. Womens Open takes over Pinehurst No. 2 on Monday. Cheap NFL Jerseys Wholesale Jerseys Wholesale NFL Jerseys Jerseys From China Wholesale NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap Jerseys ' ' '

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