Europe Crushes Team USA in the Ryder Cup, Ohio State Gets Massive Win

Jonathan Grant | September 30th, 2018

Team USA didn’t have much going for them all weekend long in Paris. But Team Europe sure did. The Europeans, always overlooked when the Ryder Cup begins for whatever reason, once again put the Americans to the sword in what was a dominant display for virtually the entire weekend. Friday’s early session began well for the Americans, but from then on they never even looked like a danger for the European squad, who simply gelled much better when playing together and then used that advantage to pull away on the final day of play when it turned to singles competition.

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The most disappointing thing to the Americans is that both Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods, who had just won his first tournament in five years, didn’t even take a single victory all weekend long. Mickelson was especially bad, and for whatever reason was put in the alternate shot format despite having a poor record in that for some time. But, Europe won it 17.5-10.5 for a very good reason. They had the better players, played better together, and that is why they will be taking the Cup home after holding firm with home course advantage.

Two very big college football results came down the pipeline on Saturday. The first and most notable one was the one between Penn State and Ohio State. Penn State, playing at home in front of a rowdy crowd, had a 12 point lead as the fourth quarter started, but saw it all disappear before their eyes as the Buckeyes came back to win 27-26. The Nittany Lions had a chance late to get something, but a strange decision to run on fourth down backfired and saw head coach James Franklin left red-faced. In the other big game of the day, Notre Dame dominated Stanford to win and remain on course for a place in the playoff come the end of December. The Fighting Irish, ranked no. 8 coming into the weekend, got the job done 38-17. It was close until late, when they poured on 14 points in the fourth to give them a win and get them closer to a possible place in the final four.

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