CFPA honors A-State’s Davis
JONESBORO — Arkansas State senior kicker Brian Davis has been named a College Football Performance Awards National Specialist of the Week.
Davis converted all four of his field-goal attempts and added an extra point in Saturday’s loss at Missouri. A member of the Lou Groza Award watch list, Davis shares the award with Utah State’s Nick Diaz.
Davis’ four field goals are the most by a Sun Belt Conference player this season. He has made his last 10 attempts, tying the second-longest streak in school history.
Texas great Street dies
AUSTIN, Texas — Former Texas quarterback James Street died Monday, the university announced. He was 65.
Street is best known in Arkansas as the quarterback who led No. 1 Texas from a 14-0 deficit to a 15-14 win over No. 2 Arkansas in the 1969 Southwest Conference tilt known as “The Game of The Century.” Texas went on to win the national championship that season.
Street went 20-0 as starting quarterback from 1968-69 and 29-8 as a baseball pitcher at Texas. He tossed a perfect game against Texas Tech in 1970 and no-hitter against Southern Methodist in 1969.
Titans expect Locker to return this season
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Tennessee Titans are bracing to be without Jake Locker for quite some time, but believe he will return at some point this season, head coach Mike Munchak said at a Monday press conference.
Munchak spoke with reporters regarding the status of the injured starting quarterback, who will definitely miss the Titans’ upcoming contest and will undergo further tests before a definitive timetable is announced. Locker suffered a hip injury in the team’s 38-13 victory over the New York Jets.
“He still has swelling, so they don’t want to speculate,” said Munchak about how soon Locker could return under center. “He’ll be MRI’d again (today), and then we’ll make a time frame.”
Munchak also stated Locker suffered a minor knee injury when he was dropped by Jets defensive lineman Muhammad Wilkerson moments after making a throw. Locker was carted off the field minutes later.
Johnson grabs record eighth win at Dover
DOVER, Del. — Jimmie Johnson has now conquered the “Monster Mile” more so than any other driver.
Johnson won at Dover International Speedway for a record eighth time after holding off Dale Earnhardt Jr., his Hendrick Motorsports teammate, in the closing laps of Sunday’s AAA 400. He had been a tie with Bobby Allison and Richard Petty for most victories at this one-mile, concrete-surfaced racetrack with seven each.
With the victory, Johnson trimmed Matt Kenseth’s lead in the Chase for the Sprint Cup championship standings to eight points. Kenseth finished seventh after winning the first two Chase races — Chicagoland and New Hampshire. He was attempting to become the first driver to win the first three races in the playoffs.
— Staff and wire reports