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MEMPHIS, Tenn. Nike Air Max For Sale Cheap . -- Every time Kansas seemed to have any momentum against Memphis, they gave the ball away.Six times, as a matter of fact.And the Tigers didnt hesitate to seize the opportunities.Memphis dominated the game defensively, grabbed an early lead and coasted to a 43-7 win over Kansas on Saturday, sending the Jayhawks to their 39th consecutive road loss.Ive never been in a game where we even came close to having that many turnovers, Kansas coach David Beaty said. Man, thats a bunch, and it continued to happen throughout the day.Riley Ferguson threw for 189 yards and two touchdowns and Jake Elliott kicked a trio of field goals -- including a 50-yarder -- as Memphis built an early lead and coasted to victory.Ferguson completed 15 of 24 passes for Memphis (2-0), the bulk of his passing yards coming on an 84-yard completion to Anthony Miller for the games first score. In addition to his 50-yarder, Elliott converted kicks of 41 and 42 yards. Memphis showed no ill-effects of a bye week after winning its opener 35-17 over Southeast Missouri State.We talked a lot about starting fast, and were really pleased with our guys preparation, Memphis coach Mike Norvell said. I thought we started fast. Defense did an incredible job. They were completely dominant.The Jayhawks, (1-2) struggled offensively throughout, although they managed 314 yards of total offense. Any momentum, though, was thwarted by the Jayhawks four fumbles and two interceptions in the game.A key swing came when Memphis reached the Kansas 13 in the closing minutes of the half. A sack and a tackle for loss, plus a couple of penalties put Memphis near midfield.Then Memphis muffed the punt attempt, giving Kansas the ball at the Tiger 38 trailing 26-7.On the first Kansas play, Memphis defensive tackle Jonathan Wilson intercepted the ball and returned it 61 yards for a touchdown and Memphis carried a 33-7 lead at the break.It shocked me big time, the soft-spoken Wilson said of the play, adding he didnt see any Jayhawks in front of him after he picked off the pass from Kansas quarterback Montell Cozart. I was thinking: `Dont let me get caught.The Jayhawks never came close to Wilson and never came close to threatening the Tigers in the second half after Memphis added Elliotts 50-yard field goal and a fourth-quarter 8-yard scoring run by Tony Pollard.Kansas only touchdown came on a third-and-1 play when Khalil Herbert broke the first wave of Memphis defenders bunched at the line of scrimmage and went 66 yards for a second-quarter touchdown.That was good to see for our line, our guys up front, continuing to work and continuing to push, Beaty said. It was a short-yardage situation. Hes a fast kid, and it was good to see him get out.TAKEAWAYS:KANSAS: The Jayhawks again struggled to open the game. Kansas, which let Ohio build a 22-0 start last week early in the second quarter, trailed Memphis 19-0.MEMPHIS: With the victory, first-year Memphis coach Mike Norvell became the first Tiger coach in history to start his inaugural campaign 2-0. Only two other Memphis coaches won the opener in their first season, and both -- Rey Dempsey in 1984 and Lester Barnard in 1922 -- dropped the second game.ROAD UNKIND: No current Jayhawk has won a game away from Lawrence. The last road win was 34-7 at Texas-El Paso on Sept. 12, 2009.IF YOU CANT JOIN `EM, BEAT `EM: The Tigers played a Big 12 Conference School for the first time since Memphis was eliminated two weeks ago from consideration as a possible expansion target for the conference.FINAL WORD: I still think that we actually have a pretty good football team, if we can just get out of our own way. .Weve just got a lot of things that were having to learn right now that we should already know. -- Kansas coach David BeatyUP NEXT:KANSAS: The Jayhawks have a bye next week before returning to the road to face Texas Tech on Sept. 29. It will be the first Thursday game for the Jayhawks since a 59-7 loss to Kansas State on Oct. 14, 2010.MEMPHIS: The Tigers continue a homestand next week facing Bowling Green. Cheap Nike Air Max Nz .com) - The red-hot Los Angeles Kings will try to extend their winning streak to a season-high seven games when they visit the Edmonton Oilers for Sundays clash at Rexall Place. Nike Air Max Nz Online . "It was nerve-wracking, but we pulled through," said Collaros, who threw four touchdown passes to lead the Toronto Argonauts (8-4) to a 33-27 win over the Calgary Stampeders (9-3) in front of 28,781 fans at McMahon Stadium. . Lack made 20 saves for his third shutout of the season as the Canucks blanked the St. Louis Blues 1-0 in the first post-Olympic game for both teams night. Its that time of year, late October, and World Series talk is in the air.Theres one theme in this Cubs-Indians matchup that Im familiar with: the significance of well-known jinxes.In 1980 with the Phillies, we were constantly reading about how wed never won it all. Then we busted the longest skid in baseball.Cleveland is battling history as well. Its last win, the 1948 Series over the Boston Braves.Now the kings of jinx, those beloved Cubbies. They appeared in 1945, but last won in 1908.Thats a long time, boys. Whats the story?A lot of people will have fun with this -- Cubs and Indians, and whose curse is the strongest. Fans will pull out every anti-jinx weapon they can find.Chicago is well known for its efforts. Theyve tried a goat on the field, holy water sprinkled around the dugout, electrocuting the Bartman ball and three guys dragging a goat across country.None worked.Cleveland vs. Chicago at every level from politics to sports, and the hottest topic will be the Cubbies fighting their past.So how do the players themselves handle trying to win these games with history against them?Youd think with all the social media exposure the jinxes will be getting, the players would be consumed with the fear of losing.Not even close.The players wont give it a second thought. To them, its a waste of time, its only something that is attached to a negative outcome by fans and media.In Philly in 1980, the media recalled our teams long drought, the Whiz Kids missing out in 1950 and the Phold of `64.But inside the clubhouse, there was never a mention of these jinxes.Can you imagine Pete Rose saying to Steve Carlton, Lefty, what do you want to do about our jinx?I bet if you ask the Indians players, theyd have no idea when the Indians were last in the Series.Cubs may be a diffeerent story because they still play in the stadium where their jinxes were born. Nike Air Max Nz Sale. Youd have to live under a rock not to at least be aware of them. But a factor in their play? Not a chance.One of the things that makes baseball so beloved is that its there every day from April to October. You can become so consumed by it that you believe outside forces are at work affecting the outcomes.Youve heard of golf gods, the higher powers of the game that you never want to cross in fear of being punished.Baseball has them, too. Heres how they work: The baseball gods, those spirits of the game that every player believes in, love teams that play fundamentally sound, dont strike out in key situations, move runners, play good defense and run the bases.They frown on teams that swing for the fences, dont hustle, and give the opponent extra outs.Teams that win in the postseason do little things that matter, and wait for the big things to come. Teams that lose in the postseason try to force the action, play tight and dont let the game come to them.I know because Ive been on both sides.So the challenge for both the Indians and Cubs will be to play the game, under the pressure of the World Series, with patience, relaxation and confidence.The fans and media can have fun with the jinxes, and one of these teams will continue their futility in the Series. But make no mistake, after the umpire says play ball, history will not affect the outcome.---Hall of Famer Mike Schmidt was MVP of the 1980 World Series when the Philadelphia Phillies won their first World Series championship. He hit 548 career home runs, including four in a game at Wrigley Field. ' ' '