NORMAL, Ill. (AP) Tyler Brown scored 14 points, Jon Ekey and Nick Zeisloft each chipped in with 11 and Illinois State had no problems with visiting Delaware State in an 87-48 rout for the Redbirds on Sunday afternoon.
Illinois State (3-0) shot 54.7 percent from the field, making 35 of 64 shot attempts including a 9 for 23 mark from behind the arc. Jordan Threloff scored nine points, had eight rebounds and added four assists to his stat total while Bryant Allen and Jackie Carmichael each had eight points.
Delaware State (3-1) had only one player in double figures with Miles Bowman scoring 10 points off the bench, going a perfect 5 for 5 from the field in 20 minutes of play. The Hornets had 22 turnovers and were outrebounded 42 to 28 by the Redbirds.
Illinois State put the game away in the first half, taking a 49-22 lead at the break.
After two straight games on the road, the Ravens will return to M&T Bank Stadium to face the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in Week 15.
A week after facing a team in Kansas City that is set for years to come at quarterback, they could be facing a team with uncertainty under center - or at least a quarterback facing some turmoil with his teammates.
In the second quarter of Tampa Bay’s Week 14 matchup against the New Orleans Saints, Bucs’ starting quarterback Jameis Winston was seen on the sidelines in a verbal altercation with center Ryan Jensen.
Winston, depsite the tense moment, seemed to get the game back on track.
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Former legendary Washington Redskins quarterback Joe Theismann did not wish the 2018 Heisman Trophy Winner Kyler Murray a long football career.
Theismann wished Murray a long career in baseball.
This celebratory tweet from Theismann is not something out of left field. Back in June the Oklahoma quarterback was drafted ninth overall in the MLB draft by the Oakland Athletics. He also signed a $4.7 million contract with the team that allowed him to stay in school for one more season. This coming after his first season with the OU program backing up the 2017 Heisman Trophy winner, Baker Mayfield.
Theismann's tweet both come across as criticism of football and is understandable given his career.
Of course, Theismann is known for having one of the most gruesome injuries in pro football. Current Redskins quarterback Alex Smith suffered a similar injury earlier this year. The injury ended Theismann's career.
In baseball, injuries like that are rare. The only contact between players occurs occasionally at the plate between catchers and baserunners.
Additionally, the guaranteed money in baseball (as a whole) is far more than that of football.
During the Heisman ceremony on Saturday night, Murray responded to the question on whether he would rather win the Heisman trophy or the World Series.
"I'd rather win a Heisman," Murray told reporters. "I mean, no disrespect to a World Series."
“I’d like to do both, if possible, but I don’t know how possible that is,” Murray said. "I think that's something me and my family will talk about at the end of the season and weigh out the options of what the NFL thinks of me. Right now my future is already kind of planned out, but we'll see what happens."
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