first_imgA closeup of Mark Dantonio during a Michigan State football game.EAST LANSING, MI – SEPTEMBER 29: Head coach Mark Dantonio of the Michigan State Spartans looks on while playing the Central Michigan Chippewas at Spartan Stadium on September 29, 2018 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)It’s been a wild day of college football so far. The Citadel took down Georgia Tech in overtime in a crazy upset. Virginia Tech survived an upset scare from Furman.Now, No. 18 Michigan State is on the ropes against Arizona State.While it wouldn’t be a shocking upset, it would certainly be surprising considering MSU is at home.The Spartans trailed the Sun Devils, 3-0, at halftime. Halfway home 😈🔱— Sun Devil Football (@ASUFootball) September 14, 2019It’s a low-scoring affair in East Lansing. Just three total points scored in an entire half of football isn’t something you see too often anymore. But it’s enough for the Sun Devils to have the lead at the half.ASU true freshman quarterback Jayden Daniels is getting it done for the Sun Devils. Daniels has just 82 yards, but is completing 66.6% of his passes.The Spartans have had opportunities to score in this one. But two missed fields goals have prevented Michigan State from taking the lead. MSU missed a 47 and 31 yard field goal, both misses coming in the second quarter.MSU quarterback Brian Lewerke is having a decent game throwing for 144 yards. But poor offensive execution in ASU territory is plaguing the offense. So much so that the Spartans were booed off the field as they went into the locker room at halftime.Michigan State needs to get things figured out quickly. ASU isn’t expected to be one of the better teams in the Pac-12.Will the Spartans come back and win this one?last_img read more

first_imgPOST MORTEM RESULTS on the body of Patrick Halpin, who died while on a university trip to London, have found that he died as a result of brain injuries sustained during a fall.The 18-year-old was found dead near Leicester Square on 6 February after he had gone missing while on a DCU society trip.He was missing for about 40 hours before his body was discovered on a roof in an alleyway behind the Burger King near the main square.An initial examination had proven inconclusive but a Metropolitan Police spokesperson has confirmed that the final post mortem found that he died “as a result of brain injuries consistent with a fall”.Police had earlier ruled that Halpin’s death was not being treated as suspicious and the post mortem results will now form part of an inquest that will be held at Westminster’s Coroner’s Court.The young student was buried near his family just outside Loughrea in Co. Galway.Read: Cause of Patrick Halpin’s death ‘undetermined’ after initial post-mortem >Read: Body found in Leicester Square identified as missing student Patrick Halpin >last_img read more