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 😈🔱 pic.twitter.com/sMo0FIem3O— 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_imgIRISH CHARITY GOAL says the Government’s response to the disaster in the Philippines has not been “proportionate to the scale of the disaster”.The NGO is calling on Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore to announce an increase to the €1 million already committed.According to CEO Barry Andrews: “Although the full extent of the damage is still unfolding, it is clear at this stage that there is an enormous amount of destruction spread across a very wide area.“People are in desperate need of water, food and shelter and the time is right for a strong message of solidarity.Andrews, who is a former government minister, said Ireland should maintain its “reputation for generosity in similar circumstances,” particularly in the context of the large Filipino community living and working in Ireland.He told TheJournal.ie that it was likely the case that the initial amount of €1 million was based on guesswork, but that another announcement now would be “timely” given the extent of the unfolding tragedy.The UN estimates more than 11.3 million people have been affected, with 673,000 made homeless, since Haiyan smashed into the nation’s central islands on Friday. Some 10,000 people may have died in the city of Tacloban alone.Ireland is also providing tents, blankets and other emergency supplies to the Philippines as part of a coordinated international relief effort. The first airlift of supplies, valued at around €510,000, is currently en route from Dubai and is due to land at 6pm Irish time.Speaking yesterday, Tánaiste and Foreign Affairs Minister Eamon Gilmore said the country would play its play its “full part” the response to the disaster.Taoiseach Enda Kenny said that Ireland had a well-regarded record in responding to international tragedies, and would contribute “how it can” but that the country didn’t have ”endless resources” that it could make available.Related: 100 tonnes of Irish aid due to arrive in PhilippinesAlso: Eight killed as mob storms Philippine rice storeRead: Filipino ambassador warned about typhoon devastation – last yearlast_img read more