SA golf courses in world top 100

first_img24 May 2005Golf Digest USA recently ranked the top 100 golf courses outside the United States. South Africa achieved five listings, with Leopard Creek Golf Estate and Country Club coming in at number 25.The survey, published in the magazine’s May edition, covered 1 005 courses around the planet, and was overseen by a panel of over 800 course rating specialists, 22 editors of Golf Digest and its affiliates, and an undisclosed number of other expert panelists.The magazine ranked the Old Course at St Andrews first among courses outside the US, followed by Australia’s Royal Melbourne Golf Club and Ireland’s Royal Portrush.Five South African courses, all regular stops on the Sunshine Tour annual calendar, ranked in Golf Digest’s top 100.Leopard Creek, venue for The Tour Championship from 2001 to 2004 and new home of the Dunhill Championship in 2005, ranked 25th, followed by the Gary Player Country Club, home to the multimillion-dollar Nedbank Golf Challenge and the Dimension Data Pro-Am, at 29th.The Links at Fancourt, venue of the 2003 Presidents Cup and home to the Vodacom Origins of Golf Tour Championship, joined the list at number 59, followed at number 62 by the Durban Country Club, host of 16 South African Open Championships, including the recent 2005 SAA Open.Arabella Estate and Country Club, which plays host to the annual Nelson Mandela Invitational, completed the list at number 100.Leopard Creek was the brainchild of international business entrepreneur and Southern Africa PGA Tour chairman Johann Rupert.Set on the borders of the Kruger National Park near Malelane in Mpumalanga, the course was designed to blend in with the surroundings while providing a golfing challenge of championship standard.In conjunction with the Kruger National Park and local nature conservation authorities, Rupert and nine-time major winner Gary Player got together to create a course that provides sophisticated leisure in an undisturbed natural environment.Leopard Creek’s par-72 layout snakes through unspoilt bushveld, home to an abundance of wildlife, including the “big five” – lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo – which can be viewed from open Land Rovers or on guided walking trails.It’s also a bird-watcher’s paradise, with over 200 bird species making their home in the shade of the indigenous trees, some of which are hundreds of years old.Using innovative architectural and landscaping techniques, the course and surrounding living areas are naturally protected from animals, while the lakes and small streams have been diverted through the development to create scenic vistas and interesting golf strategies.In an unusual move, the golfing hazards have been designed to include much of the water that is home to families of hippos and the magnificent creatures for which the river, on which much of the course borders, is named – crocodiles.The 18-hole championship course provides a gruelling challenge for professionals and amateurs alike.Past champions at the course include Darren Fichardt, Hennie Otto, Andrew McLardy and Charl Schwartzel, all of whom have gone on to make their mark in the international arena.Source: Southern Africa PGA Tour Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Get your Google Doodle on for 20 years of democracy

first_imgGoogle visitors across the world anticipate the doodles as the world commemorates and celebrates historical events and people (images: Google doodles Museum)The Google Doodle has fast become an internet tradition, chronicling and commemorating historical figures and world events with a pithy, global aesthetic, and now, the world’s most popular search engine is giving South African kids a chance to draw a doodle.The Doodle 4 Google competition is inviting South African children between the ages of 6 and 17 to send in their doodles and stand a chance to win tablets, Google Play vouchers, R100 000 worth of technology for their school and, of course, see their winning doodle on the website’s South Africa front page.The competition, which opened on 30 July, invites submissions under the theme: South Africa of My Dreams. According to Google, it is a commemoration of South Africa’s 20 years of democracy and a celebration of young people’s artistic and creative talent.ABOUT THE GOOGLE DOODLEGoogle Doodles started in 1998 when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to let their users know they were out of the office at the Burning Man festival. Shortly after that they experimented with more designs; today, Google visitors across the world anticipate the doodles as the world commemorates and celebrates historical events and people.DOODLING 4 GOOGLETo enter children into the competition, teachers and parents must complete the registration form on the Doodle 4 Google registration page. Each child can submit one doodle only. Entrants fall into four age groups: six to eight; nine to 11; 12 to 14; and 15 to 17.Entry forms can also be downloaded from the Doodle 4 Google website and all doodles must be submitted by 22 October 2014 to qualify for entry into the competition. Doodles can be uploaded to the registration site, or posted to Google at Doodle 4 Google, P.O Box 11882, Silver Lakes, 0054, South Africa.Google Doodles started in 1998 when founders Larry Page and Sergey Brin wanted to let their users know they were out of the office at the Burning Man festivalTHE DOODLE 4 GOOGLE JUDGESBrand South Africa CEO Miller Matola will be on the guest judge panel alongside radio personality DJ Fresh; musician Yvonne Chaka; Springbok rugby player Patrick Lambie; Survivor SA winner Graham Jenneker; author John van de Ruit; media and technology entrepreneur Seth Rotherham; and actor Sven Ruygrok.The judges will review and select the best doodles in each age group and members of the public can vote online for their favourites. The overall national winner is then selected by Google executives and will be announced at an event in Johannesburg on 29 November 2014. The winning doodle will appear on the Google South Africa home page for 24 hours on 2 December 2014.For more information on the competition, restrictions, and criteria for entry visit Doodle 4 Google.last_img read more

How To Get Started With Lisp

first_img7 Types of Video that will Make a Massive Impac… klint finley Growing Phone Scams: 5 Tips To Avoid Related Posts Few programming languages are as revered as the functional programming language Lisp and its dialects like Common Lisp and Scheme. Yet contributor rahulbatra decided to get started with Lisp and found a lack of common resources for beginners. To rectify the situation, rahulbatra wrote this post highlighting essays, books and resources for all you would-be Lispers out there.rahulbatra recommends starting by reading the essay “The Nature of Lisp.” Here’s a sample:The enlightenment came instantaneously. One moment I understood nothing, and the next moment everything clicked into place. I’ve achieved nirvana. Dozens of times I heard Eric Raymond’s statement quoted by different people: “Lisp is worth learning for the profound enlightenment experience you will have when you finally get it; that experience will make you a better programmer for the rest of your days, even if you never actually use Lisp itself a lot.” I never understood this statement. I never believed it could be true. And finally, after all the pain, it made sense! There was more truth to it than I ever could have imagined. I’ve achieved an almost divine state of mind, an instantaneous enlightenment experience that turned my view of computer science on its head in less than a single second.A few other resources:Loving Lisp, or the Savvy Programmer’s Secret Weapon by Mark Watson. I haven’t read it and don’t know how good it is, but the e-book is available for free.Try Scheme – a web based Scheme console.Yet Another Scheme Tutorialhowto-learn-schemeLisp alien logo by Conrad Barski, M.D.center_img Tags:#hack#How To How to Write a Welcome Email to New Employees? Why You Love Online Quizzeslast_img read more

Silicon Sisters Launches First iOS Game, Made By Women For Girls

first_imgTags:#gaming#web 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… audrey watters 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img Related Posts The stereotypical gamer is male, in his teens or early twenties, devotedly gaming from his parents’ basement. The actual make-up of the gaming population, however, is strikingly different. The average gamer is 34. And 40% of all players are women over the age of 18 – the industry’s fastest growing demographic.Whatever the actual composition of the gaming population, there’s still very much the sense that gaming is a man’s world – both in terms of audience and in terms of developers. This isn’t to say, of course that there aren’t women playing and building all sorts of games. Oh the tales I could tell of raiding in Everquest! Oh the chainmail bikinies! Oh the princesses I have rescued! Oh, I do wonder sometimes, what would video games for women, by women look like? Would they be different? If so, how?That’s something that the new Vancouver-based gaming studio Silicon Sisters is tackling. The first female-owned and run video game studio in Canada, Silicon Sisters is committed to building games for women and girls – and building these games by women and girls. Formed by former Radical Entertainment executive producer Kristen Forbes and former Deep Fried Entertainment COO Brenda Bailey Gershkovitch, the studio releases their very first game today, School 26, available for iOS.Games for Girls: Emphasis on the SocialThe game is geared for tweens and teens and its storyline is built around the complicated social hierarchy of high school. You play the game as a young girl who’s a newcomer to school. She comes from a nomadic family, something that has made it difficult for her to maintain long-term relations. As she enrolls in this, her 26th school, she strikes a bargain with her parents: if she can make friends, they’ll stay put. So the player of School 26 must help the character do just that: build friendships and navigate the sticky, awkward and sometimes awful moral dilemmas of school. These range from power struggles to peer pressure, romance, betrayal, alienation, acceptance – all real and relevant situations that girls face every day.The gameplay involves the player selecting the appropriate emotional responses to certain scenarios and answering quizzes that provide insights into players’ personalities. The emphasis here is on emphathy and networking.What Message Does a Girl-Focused Game Give?That’s a very different set of goals and behaviors than most video games. There isn’t swordplay here. No princesses to rescue. No alien invaders to vanquish. There isn’t “action.” There’s “talk.” The rewards aren’t cash or weaponry. The skills honed in School 26 aren’t the ability to time your jumps or dodge bullets or land killing blows. As a long-time gamer, I have to say that this isn’t the sort of gameplay that interests me. I like killing things. In games, of course.But not everyone does — girls and boys alike. There are plenty of casual games aimed at tweens that aren’t action-oriented, and there are lots aimed at girls. But unlike many that target this market, there is no emphasis on shopping, fashion, or beauty. Silicon Sisters plans to release more broadly-focused games soon, but says that all their games will all emphasize this sort of “social engineering” — an emphasis on relationships and communication. These are legitimate skills for girls and women to develop, the studio argues, and something that will give them a competitive advantage in life. 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex…last_img read more

Save More by Spending Less

first_imgBy Barbara O’Neill, Ph.D., CFP®, Rutgers Cooperative Extension, oneill@aesop.rutgers.eduHow do most U.S. households, including military families, become wealthy? A small number receive lump sums such as life insurance benefits, settlements, and inheritances. Even fewer win the lottery or some other big cash prize. Most people who become millionaires do it the old fashioned way: they earn money, live on less than they make, save money, and earn compound interest over time.U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Areca T. WilsonSo how do people live below their means and find money to save? They spend wisely because they know that every dollar counts. An example is buying packages of water and soda on sale instead of buyng expensive bottles from vending machines. Add up what you’re spending on “little things.” If you can “find” $5 per day from reduced spending, that adds up to $1,825 in savings per year, and even more with interest.Below are specific ways to reduce spending to free up money to save:“Crash” Save- Decide, for a month or two, to buy only absolute necessities and save the difference for emergencies or short-term financial goals. “Brown Bag” Your Lunch– Prepare lunch at home to take to work on most days, instead of eating out. Leftovers from dinner can become lunch the next day, saving hundreds of dollars annually. Cut Home Energy Costs– Check weather stripping and caulking for leaks, upgrade attic insulation, shift laundry and dish washing to “off-peak” hours, and turn the thermostat down a degree or two. Plug Spending Leaks– Add up what you’re spending on “little things” such as snacks, coffee, soda, candy, fast food, lottery tickets, magazines, take-out dinners, alcoholic beverages, and more. If you can “find” $5 a day from reduced spending and save it, that adds up to $1,825 per year and even more savings with interest. Get a Good Plan– Choose a cell phone plan that meets your needs (e.g., number of monthly minutes and texts, data usage, number of linked callers) or use low-cost prepaid telephone calling cards as needed. Find Perks– Take advantage of rebates, discounts, and/or wellness incentive programs provided through your employer. Talk to your boss or human resources office to find out what benefits your company offers. Find Freebies- Seek out free or low-cost community resources such as summer concerts, health fairs, state parks, rabies clinics for pets, and inexpensive adult education classes offered by Cooperative Extension.When you spend more than you earn, you are living beyond your means. This makes it difficult or impossible to save. To turn this situation around and achieve positive cash flow (income greater than expenses), find ways to trim spending. Variable expenses that are not locked into a fixed monthly amount (e.g., food and entertainment) are usually the easiest expenses to cut. For more savings information, visit America Saves. Quit Smoking or Don’t Start– Find money to save by kicking the smoking habit. Assume a pack of cigarettes costs $7 with taxes included. Multiply $7 by 365 days and you could save $2,555 a year, plus interest (not to mention all of the positive health effects!). “Step Down” Your Spending- Buy food, clothing, and other items at reduced prices. For example, when buying clothing, step down from high-end to moderately priced department stores to discount stores, factory outlets, consignment stores, and thrift shops. The more steps down, the greater the savings.last_img read more

McGregor has boxing skill, but enough to beat Mayweather?

first_imgConor McGregor speaks during news conference Wednesday, Aug. 23, 2017, in Las Vegas. McGregor is scheduled to fight Floyd Mayweather Jr. in a boxing match Saturday in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)LAS VEGAS, Nevada—Before Conor McGregor had even heard of mixed martial arts, he wanted to be a boxer. He first stepped into Crumlin Boxing Club nearly 20 years ago in muddy football boots and started punching a heavy bag.McGregor returned constantly for the next seven years, determined to become tough enough to dissuade bullies in his Dublin neighborhood. He competed in amateur boxing matches against opponents of all sizes and shapes over the years, developing tenacity and power.ADVERTISEMENT Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters “No fighter can train for what I bring into the ring or into the octagon,” McGregor said. “I am too skilled. I am too diverse. My movement is too much for them. All of these men will fall.”But for McGregor to make Mayweather fall, he’ll either need to land an astonishing home-run punch, or he’ll have to show more creativity and sustained boxing skill than MMA usually demands.While McGregor’s versatility and smarts have made him the UFC’s biggest star, he can use only one discipline against Mayweather — and no serious people outside McGregor’s camp doubt Mayweather has more boxing skill. Still, McGregor has devoted himself to boxing in recent weeks, bringing in former champ Paulie Malignaggi among his many sparring partners and recruiting Joe Cortez, the veteran boxing referee, to instruct him on the finer points of etiquette.“Fighting in Vegas, I just don’t see how Conor outpoints him (for a decision),” UFC President Dana White said. “Conor is going to get in there to rough him up and try to knock him out.”White and McGregor’s other fervent backers believe in his one-punch knockout power, which he showed most memorably in dethroning longtime UFC champion Jose Aldo. But one-punch knockouts are rare in 8-ounce boxing gloves, which diffuse the impact of a blow more than tiny UFC gloves.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor’s ability to pull off perhaps the most improbable upset in sports history likely rests on his chances to land not just one punch, but repeated combinations of blows on Mayweather, who has shown a decent chin on the few occasions he has been hit in the past decade.If McGregor can’t consistently hit Mayweather — and nobody has consistently connected against Money May in over a decade — he can at least avoid embarrassment by not getting knocked out — and there is no doubt McGregor can take a punch. His sparring partners have spoken of his tough chin, and it was evident last year in his two UFC brawls with Nate Diaz. Their second bout in August 2016 devolved into a brutal standup fight that left both men bloodied and bruised.McGregor’s disregard for defense in that bout — or his inability to defend himself from repeated head blows — could be decisive when facing Mayweather, who might be the most precise puncher in the sport. McGregor claims he has worked on defense during his training camp, but his predictions for the fight invariably return to his belief in his own power.No matter what happens to McGregor at T-Mobile Arena, he will rely on the skills he first learned at the Crumlin Boxing Club, where his mother Mags still works out. The club will be full of his fans when it screens the fight at about 5 a.m. Sunday morning.“You will see the culmination of everything I’ve learned and studied,” McGregor said. “A great many people helped to get me to what you will see this weekend.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES MOST READ Jones facing discipline, questions after failed drug test View comments “There were no weight rules, no limitations on who you could fight,” McGregor recalled Wednesday. “We would just have an opponent assigned to us. That was always the joke: Everybody at the Crumlin Boxing Club had to fight heavyweights, no matter what size you are. But it was a good lesson. You must be prepared for any eventuality. You must be ready to fight. That’s how I was brought into this game.”McGregor is on top of the fight game this week before his Saturday showdown with Floyd Mayweather (49-0), the most accomplished boxer of his generation. McGregor, a former plumber who has never had a professional boxing match, will make roughly $100 million for stepping into the ring for the first time in the spectacle of the summer.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingAnd though McGregor moved into MMA training in his teens and eventually rose to win two UFC belts, he is no boxing neophyte. While he has other strengths, McGregor’s MMA career has been built in large part on his boxing-bred punching power, which is considered exceptional by his sport’s standards.Oh, and he also doesn’t lack confidence, which is no small thing when facing odds as daunting as McGregor’s chances against Mayweather. 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Justice Hill Named to Doak Walker Award Watch List

first_imgOklahoma State has been in the public eye this summer. And it’s not just because of its head coach’s antics or hairstyle. The Cowboys’ offense could be otherworldly with Heisman candidate Mason Rudolph and maybe the best receiving corps in the college football.But the biggest reason for optimism for 2017 and beyond is the rising star of Justice Hill.The Freshman All-American became the Cowboys’ first 1,000-yard rusher since Joseph Randle in 2012, effectively reviving a downtrodden ground game. When he broke Thurman Thomas’ freshman rushing record in Week 11, OSU fans knew they had something special.AdChoices广告Now Hill’s star has been recognized by college football’s awards committees. Hill was named as a candidate for the Doak Walker Award this week, given annually to college football’s best running back. The list includes 61 returning college running backs but only seven underclassmen.Hill led all FBS freshman with 1,142 yards and added six touchdowns while starting only 10 games. That was the fifth-highest rushing season for any Big 12 freshman and earned him Big 12 Newcomer of the Year and second-team All-Big 12 honors. He was voted a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America and USA Today.“He’s been huge for us,” said Mason Rudolph recently. “He added some weight this offseason, squatted like 560 pounds this morning. He’s hovering about 200 pounds. He’s a lot bigger than last year.”Other Big 12 running backs included were Kyle Hicks from TCU and Alex Barnes and Justin Silmon from Kansas State. Ten semifinalists will be announced on November 15 and three finalists on November 20. The winner will be announced during The Home Depot College Football Awards on Thursday, December 7 on ESPN. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more

OSU Target Israel Antwine Decommits from Ole Miss

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. One of Oklahoma State’s top targets for 2018 is back on the market.Three-star defensive tackle Israel Antwine announced on twitter last night that he was rescinding his commitment to Ole Miss.“The past couple of weeks have been difficult for me. However I would like to thank my family and coaches for helping me through this recruiting process and plans for my future. I want to thank the Ole Miss staff for giving me the opportunity to continue my career as a student athlete, but due to recent events I will be re-opening the recruiting process and will re-evaluate where I will continue my collegiate career… I will not be open to immediate interviews due to me preparing for the start of my Sr. season however I will not prolong the recruiting process either. I just want to make sure I make the right decision. thank you.”AdChoices广告Antwine’s decision to decommit from the Rebels isn’t surprising. He said himself he was reconsidering his commitment just last week. Considering what Ole Miss is dealing with involving potential sanctions and head coach Hugh Freeze stepping down, you can’t blame him.You have to expect Oklahoma State to be in the running for the talented defensive tackle, though their stiffest competition may come from a late contender. Texas made an offer to Antwine on July 26, when it looked like he would eventually decommit. Now, 247Sports has the Longhorns as the overwhelming favorites to land the Oklahoma City area prospect from Millwood High.If OSU is going to land him, they might not have long to swing his favor in their direction. Antwine says he won’t draw out the recruiting process, which makes me believe he has a short list of landing spots he’s leaning toward.last_img read more

Mike Gundy Rant Video: 10 Years Later

first_imgWhile you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. Mike Gundy turns 50 on Saturday, 10 years removed from his epic “I’m a man, I’m 40” rant that made him a YouTube sensation.The OSU head coach has grown leaps and bounds as a coach — far removed from the personality who went viral as a 40-year-old youthful head coach defending his player in an article written by a local media outlet.Nowadays, Gundy hunts snakes and grows mullets in his free time. So it’s easy to reflect back on that rant with a good laugh. In fact, let’s do that, shall we?AdChoices广告It’s still so good!Here’s my five favorite quotes from 3 minutes and 19 seconds of the most viral moment in Gundy’s tenure.5. “This was brought to me by a mother, of children!”4. “Makes me want to puke!”3. “That ain’t true!”2. “The editor that let it come out is garbage!”1. “I’m a man, I’m 40!”last_img read more

Cowboys Did What They Wanted on Defense Against Tulsa by Stopping the Run

first_imgBecause this is Glenn Spencer, of course, he had to toss in a warning about getting too high on his squad.“We have to get more disciplined in our pass rush lanes, all that’s correctable,” said Spencer. “Nothing schematically really hurt us at all. But it was just the effectiveness of their quarterback running the ball and losing contain a couple of times. (We) had a lot of tremendous stops out there though.”One misconception about Big 12 defense — Oklahoma State’s in particular — is that they have to be great on scoring defense. They don’t. They have to be good at limiting teams in points per drive and creating turnovers. OSU did both on Thursday, and they moved to 72-22 in the Gundy era when creating two or more turnovers on the defensive side.They also held Tulsa to 1.2 points per drive which is a startling number that, if it stays there, will have OSU talking College Football Playoffs deep into this fall. While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up. There were flaws on Oklahoma State’s defense on Thursday night against Tulsa, for sure. Its pass rush was not as good as you maybe would have hoped, it gave up 16 first downs on Tulsa’s 26 third-down attempts and it didn’t force a turnover in the first half.But defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer said after the game that OSU did what it wanted to do against TU, and that was stop the run.TU running back D’Angelo Brewer averaged 5.2 and 5.4 yards per carry respectively over the last two years. He’s a stud, and was part of a 1-2 punch with James Flanders that finished Nos. 1 and 2 in the AAC in rushing yards. Tulsa averaged over five yards a carry in 2016 (No. 34 in the country).AdChoices广告On Thursday, Brewer averaged just 1.5 yards a carry and Tulsa as a team could muster just 4.1 (much of that coming on a fourth-quarter run of 55 yards after the game had long been decided).That’s a credit to Oklahoma State’s deep defensive front and speed at linebacker and in the secondary. Again, Tulsa, but OSU’s team speed seemed a tick or two higher than in years past. They will thrive if they create turnovers, as always, but it appears they’ll also be a little more forceful than normal this time around.“I was pleased at our run defense,” said head coach Mike Gundy after the game. “I thought that was very good and really set the tone for the game.”“We did great stopping the run, did a tremendous job,” added Spencer. “I don’t think they had anything on us. They had a 55-yarder but take that away and pretty good night with a team that fancies itself on running the ball.“That’s what our big concern was because they know how to run the ball effectively … it was impressive how we did against the run game.”last_img read more