Butcher steals spotlight from Hischier in 4-1 Devils win

The New Jersey Devils’ youth movement has a lot more going for it than No. 1 overall draft pick Nico Hischier.

Smith caught three TD passes, giving him seven this season, and added his first career rushing touchdown.

“I didn’t expect anything like this at all,” said Smith, who scored on passes of 79, 41 and 22 yards. “McKenzie found me every time I was running free.”

The Knights led the nation in turnover ratio at 2.33 and were good with the ball again, getting one interception while not turning the ball over. Their offense has only three turnovers this season.

Milton had one of his better games in its 24-3 victory over Cincinnati last season that clinched a bowl berth. Then a freshman, he completed 13 consecutive passes — two shy of the school record held by Daunte Culpepper — and finished 22 of 34 for 150 yards with a touchdown.

UCF: How would the Knights handle a road game after moving into the rankings? Without a problem. Their offense made quick work of Cincinnati’s overmatched defense, with receivers repeatedly running past defenders. Milton has grown into one of the nation’s most dependable passers in his second season with only two interceptions in four games.

Cincinnati: The Bearcats fell into a bad habit: Falling so far behind that they can never catch up. They’ve been outscored 62-21 in first quarters this season. The Knights led 20-7 Cincinnati Reds Cheap Jerseys after the first quarter.

With their impressive win, the Knights gave themselves a chance to move up. No. 21 Florida and No. 23 West Virginia lost Saturday. UCF has shown good balance in all four wins. The Extremely Cheap Jerseys Knights came into the game ranking in the top 10 in both points and points allowed.

Cardinals trade Marco Gonzales to Mariners for Tyler O’Neill

The Cardinals and Mariners made a trade on Friday that wasn’t exactly a blockbuster. It isn’t likely to be mentioned in the sports segment of the local 7 p.m. news. The local papers might have a write-up, but it won’t be on the front page of the sports section. The players in the deal are moving between Tacoma and Memphis, so you can understand the lack of attention.

But Tyler O’Neill for Marco Gonzales is a fascinating trade with long-term implications for both teams. It’s a shame there aren’t more of these kinds of deals.

O’Neill was the No. 38 prospect in baseball before the season started, according to Baseball America. He’s a 22-year-old right-handed outfielder with power. Gobs of power. He’s listed at 5’11, which means he’s likely shorter than that, but he was one of the better power-hitting prospects in the minors. After hitting 32 home runs in the Cal League when he was 20, he followed that up with 24 homers in Double-A, and he already had 19 in 396 plate appearances this year in Triple-A. He was progressing nicely, with few hiccups.

The Home Run Derby is like RedZone for baseball but it only happens once a year and it’s loud and exciting and special. That’s something I keep thinking about as we sit Extremely Cheap Jerseys here in the press box — there’s so much energy around us. This place is packed. People are screaming their heads off. Pitbull performed! There was fire! You don’t get that with a run-of-the-mill baseball game when there are 160,000 of them each year. Everyone in the stands is just waiting for these guys to crush baseballs and you can feel the excitement building. It’s pretty cool. Makes me feel alive.

But let me ask you this: Is this a good development? Or are these empty Cheap Youth Basketball Jerseys calories. Did we take the filet mignon of baseball and turn it into a White Castle burger?