KFIZ Sports Scoreboard : 12/3/18
The Green Bay Packers have fired head coach Mike McCarthy and named offensive coordinator Joe Philbin the interim head coach. That announcement came just hours after the Packers lost to the Cardinals at Lambeau Field to drop to 4-7-1 on the year. Packers President and CEO Mark Murphy announced the move, saying “The 2018 season has not lived up to the expectations and standards of the Green Bay Packers. As a result, I made the difficult decision to relieve Mike McCarthy of his role as head coach, effective immediately”. McCarthy went 125-77-2 as the Packers head coach – making the playoffs nine times, with a 10-8 record in playoff games and a Super Bowl championship after the 2010 season. Murphy says the team will begin the process of choosing a new head coach immediately.
Arizona 20, Green Bay 17
–Mason Crosby missed a potential game-tying 49 yard field goal on the last play of the game and the Packers lost to the previously two-win Arizona Cardinals at Lambeau Field Sunday afternoon. Green Bay led 10-7 at halftime, but saw Arizona take a 17-10 lead in the third quarter. Aaron Jones tied the game at 17 on an eight yard touchdown run with 5:26 left in the game – which capped an 11-play, 95 yard drive for the Packers. The Cardinals used an 11-play 49 yard drive that led to a go-ahead 44 yard field goal from Zane Gonzalez. Arizona’s drive was kept alive by a 32 yard reception by Larry Fitzgerald on a 3rd down & 23 from the Packers 12 yard line. The Packers drove 44 yards in 1:41 to set up Crosby’s attempt – which went wide right.
Aaron Rodgers threw for 233 yards and a touchdown – which went to Davante Adams in the first half. Adams had 83 yards receiving in the loss – while Aaron Jones had 36 yards rushing.
The Packers have lost three in a row and five of their last six to drop to 4-7-1. They’ll host Atlanta Sunday at Lambeau Field.
NY Giants 30, Chicago 27 (OT)
–The Bears rallied from down 10 points in the fourth quarter to force overtime, but lost on a 44 yard field goal by Aldrick Rosas in the extra period. Chicago is 8-4 and hosts the LA Rams on Sunday
New England 24, Minnesota 10
–Tom Brady threw a 35 yard touchdown pass to Josh Gordon late in the third quarter that put the Patriots ahead for good in a win over the Vikings in Foxboro. Minnesota is 6-5-1 and travels to Seattle on Sunday
LA Rams 30, Detroit 16
–Todd Gurley ran for 132 yards and two touchdowns as the Rams beat the Lions at Ford Field. Detroit drops to 4-8, they travel to Arizona on Sunday.
Bowl Game Matchups:
It’ll be a bowl rematch for the Badger Football team, this time in the Big Apple – as Wisconsin will meet the Miami Hurricanes in the Pinstripe Bowl. The game is played at Yankee Stadium and will kickoff at 4:15 pm central time on Thursday, December 27th.
Other Big Ten bowl matchups –
12/26: Quick Lane Bowl (Detroit, MI) – Minnesota vs. Georgia Tech
12/28: Music City Bowl (Nashville, TN) – Purdue vs. Auburn
12/29: Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA) – Michigan vs. Florida
12/31: Redbox Bowl (Santa Clara, CA) – Michigan State vs. Oregon
12/31: Holiday Bowl (San Diego, CA) – Northwestern vs. Utah
1/1: Outback Bowl (Tampa, FL) – Iowa vs. Mississippi State
1/1: Citrus Bowl (Orlando, FL) – Penn State vs. Kentucky
1/1: Rose Bowl (Pasadena, CA) – Ohio State vs. Washington
The College Football Playoff semifinals are set. #1 seed Alabama will take on #4 seed Oklahoma in the Orange Bowl, while #2 seed Clemson will play #3 seed Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl. Both semifinal games are December 29th, with the winners meeting January 7th in the championship game in Santa Clara, CA.
Men’s College Basketball:
Ohio State 79, Minnesota 59
Nebraska 75, Illinois 60
Tonight – the Badger men’s basketball team hosts Rutgers at the Kohl Center. Coverage starts at 6pm on KFIZ, tipoff at 7.
Women’s College Basketball:
Marquette 85, Michigan 74