The Final Score Archives

The Saints grade out poorly in their loss to the Dallas Cowboys

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) looks to pass against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Sept. 28,2014, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

It became clear how this game was going to play out for the defense fewer than five minutes after it started. On third-and-2 with 12:34 remaining in the first quarter of the New Orleans’ Saints 38-17 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, Tony Romo took a snap from the shotgun and immediately found himself under pressure.… Continue reading →

Ryan Anderson healthy again as Pelicans begin practice

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Pelicans forward Ryan Anderson (33) is seen at Pelicans Media Day in Metairie, La. Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

For Ryan Anderson, a six-year NBA veteran, this wasn’t just any old practice, and not because it was the start of training camp for the New Orleans Pelicans. Anderson hadn’t had a real practice since Jan. 2, not counting the team’s shoot-around the next morning in Boston. That night, he had an horrific collision that resulted in… Continue reading →

LSU defense wary of Auburn’s up-tempo offense

Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (AP Photo/David Goldman)

Facing an up-tempo offense like fifth-ranked Auburn runs can present special challenges for opposing defenses, even one as experienced and talented as LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has put on the field in recent years. Under second-year coach Gus Malzahn, who was the offensive coordinator when Auburn claimed the BCS national championship in 2010, the Tigers have… Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles told the media about freshman Brandon Harris starting at quarterback before his players

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) runs for the first down and more as LSU quarterback Brandon Harris (6) looks to protect during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

LSU coach Les Miles announced to a group of reporters Monday that freshman Brandon Harris would start this weekend. He didn’t tell many others. Players — including Harris — didn’t know the 15th-ranked Tigers (4-1, 0-1 Southeastern Conference) were planning to start the rookie at No. 5 Auburn (4-0, 1-0) until Miles told reporters… Continue reading →

Southeastern Louisiana heads home, turns attention to Northwestern State

Photo by RANDY BERGERON/Southeastern Public Information -- Southeastern defenders Micah Eugene and Kaleb Muse tackle Incarnate Word running back Junior Sessions in the first quarter of last week's game at Benson Stadium in San Antonio.

HAMMOND — Southeastern Louisiana’s three-game road swing over. So is its two-game losing streak. Nothing like a 56-point league victory on the road to reinvigorate the No. 11 Lions (3-2, 1-0 Southland Conference) heading into their first conference home game at 3 p.m. Saturday at Strawberry Stadium against Northwestern State (2-2, 0-0). The game will be… Continue reading →

Nick Montana works with Tulane’s first-team offense

Advocate staff photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ-- Tulane Green Wave quarterback Nick Montana (11) warms up on the field as Tulane fans gather to cheer their team on during the opening season game against Georgia Tech in Tulane's new Yulman Stadium  in New Orleans, La. Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014.

An afterthought since the beginning of fall practice, Nick Montana may be on the verge of playing meaningful downs again for Tulane. As injured starter Tanner Lee watched, Montana worked primarily with the No. 1 offense Tuesday morning in the first of two open-week practices for the Green Wave (1-4). Although coach Curtis Johnson was… Continue reading →