Amba Etta-Tawo named Biletnikoff Award semifinalist

first_img Published on November 14, 2016 at 11:48 am Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Syracuse wide receiver Amba Etta-Tawo was named a Biletnikoff Award semifinalist on Monday. Etta-Tawo has reeled in 79 catches, eight touchdowns and racked up 1,246 yards. The Biletnikoff Award is given to the nation’s best receiver.The Maryland graduate transfer ranks sixth in the country in receiving yards and sixth in the country for receptions per game, with 7.9. Four players that rank ahead of Etta-Tawo in receiving yards — Zay Jones, Trent Taylor and Taywan Taylor and Dede Westbrook— all made the watch list. Middle Tennessee State’s Richie James was the only receiver in the Top 5 who did not make the Biletnikoff semifinalist list. Etta-Tawo is the only Atlantic Coast Conference wide receiver who made the list of 10 players.Austin Carr, NorthwesternCorey Davis, Western MichiganAmba Etta-Tawo, SyracuseCarlos Henderson, Louisiana TechZay Jones, East CarolinaJohn Ross, WashingtonTaywan Taylor, Western KentuckyTrent Taylor, Louisiana TechJames Washington, Oklahoma StateDede Westbrook, Oklahoma Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

McCutchen, Pirates beat Rockies 5-3 for 3-game sweep

first_imgPittsburgh Pirates’ Andrew McCutchen, left, celebrates with teammate Gaby Sanchez (17) as they run off the field after a 5-3 won over the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 20, 2014.(AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Andrew McCutchen hit a tiebreaking single in the seventh inning, Neil Walker followed with a home run and the Pittsbugh Pirates overcame a three-run deficit to beat the Colorado Rockies 5-3 Sunday for a three-game sweep.With the score 3-all, Matt Belisle (2-6) relieved and Josh Harrison worked out a seven-pitch walk leading off the seventh. Harrison stole second and scored on a single by McCutchen, who then was caught stealing second. Walker followed with his 14th homer.Jeanmar Gomez (2-2) pitched a one-hit seventh, All-Star Tony Watson struck out two in a perfect eighth and Mark Melancon pitched a 1-2-3 ninth for his 18th save in 21 chances.Pittsburgh Pirates fans wave brooms after the Pirates completed a 3-game sweep of the Colorado Rockies in a baseball game in Pittsburgh Sunday, July 20, 2014. The Pirates won 5-3. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar)last_img read more