The Titans defense recorded four total sacks in the first half—one each by Zach Brown, Akeem Ayers, Jurrell Casey and Kamerion Wimbley. In the second half, Brown added another sack, and Michael Griffin and Karl Klug also recorded one each. The seven total sacks set a season high and were the most by the Titans in a game since recording seven against the Jaguars on Sept. 7, 2008.
KLUG GETS FIRST SACK OF THE SEASON: In the fourth quarter, defensive tackle Karl Klug ended a Jaguars drive with a two-yard sack on third down. It was the first sack of the season for Klug, who led the team as a rookie in 2011 with seven sacks.
GRIFFIN RECORDS THIRD CAREER SACK: In the fourth quarter, safety Michael Griffin recorded his first sack of the season, tackling Chad Henne for an eight-yard loss. It was his third career sack and first since Jan. 3, 2010 (at Seattle).
BROWN GETS TWO SACKS IN GAME: Rookie linebacker Zach Brown recorded two sacks in the game. He recorded a two-yard sack in the first quarter, and in the third quarter, he took down Chad Henne for a nine-yard loss on third down. Brown, who now has three sacks in his first NFL season, became the first Titans player with two or more sacks in a game since Karl Klug had two sacks against the New Orleans Saints on Dec. 11, 2011.
WIMBLEY NOTCHES SACK: In the second quarter, defensive end Kamerion Wimbley dropped Chad Henne for a two-yard loss. It gave Wimbley a team-high 4.5 sacks in his first year with the Titans and 47 in his seven-year career.
THREE SACKS ON ONE DRIVE FOR TITANS DEFENSE: The Titans recorded three sacks on Jacksonville’s second offensive series. First, rookie linebacker Zach Brown was credited with his second sack of the season. Later, linebacker Akeem Ayers recorded his fourth sack of the season (sixth of career), and on the next play, defensive tackle Jurrell Casey ended the drive with a 10-yard sack (second of season; 4.5 career).
COOK LEADS TEAM, SETS SEASON HIGH: Tight end Jared Cook led the Titans with six receptions for 47 yards against the Jaguars. His reception total also set a season high.
WASHINGTON REACHES 300: With a six-yard catch in the fourth quarter, wide receiver Nate Washington reached the 300-reception mark for his career. Washington, who totaled four receptions for a team-high 54 yards at Jacksonville, now has 302 career receptions for 4,521 yards and 35 touchdowns.
KERN SETS CAREER HIGH IN NET AVERAGE: Brett Kern punted four times against the Jaguars and averaged 49.0 net yards per punt (50.3 gross average). His net averaged set a new career high and was the third-best on record (since 1976) for the franchise among all players with four punts in a game. Only two efforts by Greg Montgomery (49.8 on Sept. 19, 1993 against San Diego; 49.4 against Buffalo on Dec. 27, 1992) have been better.
BRITT SCORES SECOND TOUCHDOWN OF 2012: In the fourth quarter, wide receiver Kenny Britt caught a six-yard touchdown pass from Jake Locker. It was the second touchdown of the season for Britt and the 17th of his career.
LOCKER PERFECT ON LATE SCORING DRIVE: During a six-play scoring drive in the fourth quarter, Jake Locker completed all five of his pass attempts for 47 total yards, including a six-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Britt. It marked the seventh touchdown pass of the season for Locker and the 11th in his career.
BIRONAS MAKES FOUR FIELD GOALS: Rob Bironas scored 13 total points against the Jaguars, making four out of five field goal attempts and his only extra point attempt. He connected on field goals of 38, 40, 39 and 33 yards, with his only miss coming from 42 yards. It marked his second game this season (Oct. 11 vs. Pittsburgh) and his 10th career game with four or more field goals. It was also his fourth game this season with three or more field goals.
WRIGHT PASSES HENNIGAN: Rookie wide receiver Kendall Wright totaled five receptions for 48 yards against the Jaguars. He now has a team-high 48 receptions in 2012 for 438 yards. With a 10-yard catch in the fourth quarter, he passed Charlie Hennigan (44 receptions in 1960) for fourth place on team’s all-time rookie receptions list. Only Bill Groman (72 in 1960), Ernest Givins (61 in 1986) and Sid Blanks (56 in 1964) have had more catches as rookies with the club
FOURTH-DOWN STOP: With 52 seconds to play in the first half, the Jaguars faced a fourth-and-three at the Tennessee 45-yard line. The Titans defense forced stop, however, as Chad Henne’s downfield pass to Justin Blackmon fell incomplete. The stop put the Titans in position for a 40-yard field goal.
WASHINGTON EXTENDS STREAK: With a 21-yard catch in the second quarter, wide receiver Nate Washington extended his streak of consecutive games with at least one reception to 73 (59 games with the Titans).
TITANS SCORE FIRST: Less than two minutes into the game, Rob Bironas booted a 38-yard field goal to give the Titans a 3-0 lead. It marked the fifth time this season the Titans scored on their opening drive and the sixth time in 2012 they scored the game’s first points.
EARLY INTERCEPTION BY VERNER: On the Jaguars’ first play from scrimmage, Sen’Derrick Marks tipped a Chad Henne pass. Cornerback Alterraun Verner ran under the ball to record his second interception of the season and the sixth of his three-year career.
TITANS INACTIVES: The Titans’ seven inactives against the Jaguars were quarterback Rusty Smith, running back Jamie Harper, safety Al Afalava, linebacker Xavier Adibi, tackle Byron Stingily, wide receiver Lavelle Hawkins and defensive tackle DaJohn Harris.
SAN ANTONIO – Junior guard Nicole Olszewski was named to the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic all-tournament team following the tournament’s conclusion Sunday.
Olszewski averaged 14.0 points and two steals during the tournament. She made 50 percent (10-of-20) of her field goals, including 62.5 percent (5-of-8) of her three-point shots. All of her scoring came in the second half of both contests, helping the Lady Govs narrow double-digit deficits each time.
Against host UTSA, Olszewski scored 10 points in the final five minutes as APSU closed within a point with less than 10 seconds remaining thanks to her three-pointer. The next night, she scored nine points in the final five minutes, helping APSU close within 12 points thanks to back-to-back three pointers.
Austin Peay continues its current three-game road trip with a 7 p.m., Tuesday contest at Vanderbilt.
SAN ANTONIO – Austin Peay State University women’s basketball team ran into a hot-shooting William & Mary squad and dropped an 88-76 decision, Saturday, in the UTSA Thanksgiving Classic at the Convocation Center.
William & Mary (2-3) seemingly couldn’t miss a shot to start the game; making 11 of its first 13 shots to build a 22-8 lead in a little over five minutes. A lackadaisical defensive effort forced Lady Govs head coach Carrie Daniels to bench four of her starters by the six-minute mark. Austin Peay played the majority of half with three freshmen and two sophomores on the court.
Austin Peay (1-5) didn’t suffer its customary shooting drought in the first half. Rather, the Lady Govs couldn’t keep pace with the Tribe. Austin Peay ultimately would close within six points as sophomore Shelby Olszewski made three-pointers on consecutive trips with less than a minute to play. Yet William & Mary responded with Kaitlyn Mathieu’s three-pointer to take a 43-34 halftime lead.
After shooting nearly 55 percent in the opening half, William & Mary was primed cool off in the second half. However, they defied that expectation by shooting an even-better 58 percent in the second half. The Tribe pushed their lead to 20 points, 64-44, at the 13:15 mark, courtesy a 14-4 run.
Austin Peay cut the lead to 12 points several times during the final 10 minutes as junior Nicole Olszewski found her range. She made five points as part of a 7-0 run that ended with 8:11 remaining then hit back-to-back threes later in the half to get the deficit to 12 points again, 80-68, with 3:09 left. A pair of Nwokocha free-throws got APSU to its closest margin, 86-76, with 34 seconds left.
Sophomore Kristen Stainback and Nicole Olszewski each scored 13 poitns as Austin Peay’s season-best 76 points went for naught. Nwokocha added 12 points and six rebounds while Martinez grabbed a game-high 10 rebounds. The Lady Govs were held to 42.9 percent (27-of-63) shooting.
Taylor Hilton led William & Mary, which score d a season-best 88 points, with 23 points and Janine Aldridge added 22 points. The Tribe made 12 three-pointers as part of a 56 percent (32-of-57) shooting performance.
Austin Peay returns to action when it meets Vanderbilt at 7 p.m. Wednesday in Nashville.
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Chad Henne provided another spark for the NFL’s worst offense, this one in a winning effort.
Making his first start in more than 13 months, Henne threw two touchdown passes and the Jacksonville Jaguars beat the Tennessee Titans 24-19 Sunday.
The Jaguars (2-9) snapped a seven-game losing streak and were competitive at home for the first time this season.
Henne was the key.
A week after coming off the bench and throwing for 354 yards and four touchdowns in a loss at Houston, Henne found Cecil Shorts III for a 59-yard touchdown in the third quarter and hooked up with rookie Justin Blackmon for a 7-yard score in the fourth.
The Titans (4-7) cut the lead to 21-19 on Jake Locker ‘s 6-yard pass to Kenny Britt with 4:52 remaining and had the ball with a chance to take the lead. But Russell Allen tipped Locker’s pass over the middle, and Dwight Lowery — back on the field after a five-week absence — had his first interception of the season.
Josh Scobee’s 41-yard field goal with 24 seconds remaining left the Titans in desperation mode for the final few snaps.
Henne completed 17 of 26 passes for 261 yards. His first pass of the game was tipped and intercepted. He also was sacked seven times, including twice that took the Jaguars out of field-goal range.
But he made up for the mistakes with clutch throws, the kind Jacksonville has been missing much of the season – especially at home.
The Jaguars had been outscored 153-44 in five losses at EverBank Field. They trailed 3-0 after Henne’s interception, but slowly seized control by holding the Titans to field goals most of the day.
Rob Bironas made four and was wide left from 42 yards away. His miss loomed large, especially after Britt’s late score made it a two-point game.
The Jaguars were relieved.
“They needed that. A lot of people needed that,” coach Mike Mularkey said.
Shorts finished with four receptions for 105 yards. Blackmon added five catches for 62 yards.
Shorts set a franchise record with his fourth reception of at least 50 yards this season, surpassing the previous mark set by Keenan McCardell in 1998 and tied by Jimmy Smith the following year.
Rashad Jennings, filling in for injured starter Jalen Parmele, ran 16 times for 43 yards and a touchdown.
Jacksonville showed some resiliency by closing out Tennessee without three defensive starters. Cornerbacks Derek Cox (leg) and Aaron Ross (dehydration) left the game and did not return. Defensive end Austen Lane (leg) came out late.
Locker completed 23 of 40 passes for 262 yards, with a touchdown and an interception. His final pass of the game was picked off.
Chris Johnson ran 21 times for 80 yards, and that’s with a 31-yard run on Tennessee’s lone touchdown drive.
The Titans had won two in a row on the road and looked to stay in the playoff hunt with a win after their bye week. Now, they’re probably a long shot in the AFC postseason picture.
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Aerobics takes place on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 6 to 7 p.m. Classes are $3 per class or $20 for 10 weeks of classes with a Community Center ID card. Center IDs are $5 and are good for one year at all three Community Centers.
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