Sports : Monday, 11/14/16

Tennessee raced out to a 21-0 first quarter lead en route to a 47-25 crushing of the Green Bay Packers in Nashville on Sunday. DeMarco Murray ran 75 yards for a touchdown on the first offensive play from scrimmage of for Tennessee as the lead swelled to 35-16 at halftime. A 20 yard touchdown run from Aaron Rodgers pulled the Packers within 35-22 midway through the 3rd quarter, but that’s as close as the Packers would get as Tennessee outscored Green Bay 12-3 the rest of the way. Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota carved up the Packers defense for 295 yards and four touchdowns, while Tight End Delanie Walker had 9 catches for 124 yards and a touchdown.

Aaron Rodgers threw for 371 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions in the game. Davante Adams had 6 catches for 156 yards, Jordy Nelson 12 catches for 126 yards and a touchdown.  

The Packers are 4-5 and play at Washington for Sunday Night Football nest week.

Elsewhere in the NFC North:

The Minnesota Vikings lost their fourth straight game following their 5-0 start, 26-20 to Washington. The Vikings led 20-14 at halftime, but four Dustin Hopkins field goals pushed Washington ahead and the Redskins defense came up with a big interception by Preston Smith in the fourth quarter to hold the Vikings scoreless in the second half. Minnesota hosts Arizona next Sunday.

The Bears fall to 2-7 with a 36-10 loss to Tampa Bay. Jameis Winston threw for 312 yards and two touchdowns and the Tampa defense intercepted Jay Cutler twice and forced two fumbles in the win. The Bears are on the road to face the Giants next week.

The Badgers football team rose in both national polls after their 48-3 win over Illinois and after a chaotic weekend in college football that saw the nation’s number 2, number 3 and number four teams all lose on Saturday. Wisconsin sits at number six in both the USA Today Coaches Poll and the Associated Press Top 25. In the AP poll, Alabama retains the number one spot, with Ohio State climbing to #2, Louisville up to 3, Michigan falling to 4, Clemson to 5, the Badgers at six, Washington falls three spots to number seven, Oklahoma is at 8, Penn State moves up three places to number 9 and West Virginia moves up a spot to 10.

The Badgers play at Purdue on Saturday. Pregame time is set for 9am, kickoff at 11am on KFIZ.

Three teams from the WIAC have earned births to the NCAA Division 3 football playoffs. UW-Whitewater will host in-state foe Lakeland in their first round game. UW-Oshkosh will host Washington University of St. Louis and UW-Platteville will play on the road at St. John’s of Minnesota. The first round of the playoffs is Saturday.

Women’s College Basketball: St. Francis (PA) 103, Wisconsin 100. Cayla McMorris had a career-high 31 points in the loss.

Women’s College Hockey: Marian 8, Finlandia 2. Nine different Sabres recorded points in the win that snapped a two-game skid.

Joey Logano raced his way into NASCAR’s championship finale with a victory at Phoenix International Raceway. Defending series champion Kyle Busch finished second to earn the other transfer spot into the final four. Jimmie Johnson and Carl Edwards are the other final four drivers.