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California Lutheran University's Student Newspaper Since 1961

The Echo

    Sports Briefs: News From Around the Leagues

    Holly Holm dethrones Ronda Rousey

    Former professional world boxing champion Holly Holm (10-0) scored the biggest upset in the sport’s history on Nov. 14, dethroning Ronda Rousey (12-1) to claim the Ultimate Fighting Championship Bantamweight title, according to an article by ESPN.

    The finish came at the 59-second mark of the second round during the headlining UFC 193 fight inside Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia, reported the source. Holm stunned Rousey multiple times with punches before delivering a clean left head kick knockout to the jawline, the article stated.

    Per the MMA Mania website, Holm was pursued, and then signed by the UFC for the sole purpose of providing dominant women’s Bantamweight champion Rousey with a viable, marketable contender.

    Oregon upsets No. 7-ranked Stanford

    Stanford’s dreams of a shot at a national title came crumbling down on its home field on Oct. 14 after two fumbled snap exchanges and a failed attempt at a two-point conversion, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

    Stanford, ranked No. 7 in the country entering the game, lost to the unranked University of Oregon, 38-36, when an attempt at a tying, two-point conversion was broken up in the end zone, reported the news source. As a result Stanford will take a plunge in the rankings and will no longer have a shot at the College Football Playoff, the San Francisco Chronicle stated.

    Though Oregon possessed the ball for only 17 minutes and 54 seconds, the Ducks made the most of their touches, averaging 9.1 yards per play and scoring plays of 75, 49 and 47 yards, reported the source.

    According to the San Francisco Chronicle, the Cardinals can still clinch a Pac-12 North title and get to the Pac-12 Championship game with a win over Cal Berkley.

    Keenan Reynolds sets rushing TD record

    Navy quarterback Keenan Reynolds broke the Football Bowl Subdivision record for career rushing touchdowns when he scored for the 78th time in the 55-14 blowout over Southern Methodist University on Nov. 14, reported ESPN.

    According to the sports source, Reynolds set the record on a four-yard run in the first quarter to give No. 20 Navy a 7-0 lead. He added three rushing scores later in the game to bring his season total to 17, ESPN stated.

    Reynolds finished the day with the four rushing touchdowns and 137 yards on 14 carries to go with 81 yards and a touchdown — on a 79-yard pass — on 2-for-9 passing, according to ESPN.

    Per the source, the Midshipman senior surpassed the mark set by former Wisconsin running back Montee Ball.

    Kristen Hansen
    Staff Writer
    Published November 18th, 2015