COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

No. 7 Ohio State 66, Maryland 17

No. 11 Michigan State 31, Rutgers 13

No. 20 Florida 42, Vanderbilt 0

Northern Illinois 22, Toledo 20

No. 6 Oklahoma 55, No. 21 Texas 48 (Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas)

No. 17 Ole Miss 52, No. 13 Arkansas 51

Akron 35, Bowling Green 20

Baylor 45, West Virginia 20

Tennessee 45, South Carolina 20

Marist 34, Stetson 3

Georgia Tech 31, Duke 27

Brown 31, Colgate 10

Lafayette 27, Bucknell 0

North Carolina A&T 38, North Alabama 34

Harvard 24, Cornell 10

Penn 20, Lehigh 0

Indiana State 37, Western Illinois 27

Dayton 28, Drake 10

Morehead State 38, Presbyterian 30

SE Louisiana 58, Nicholls 48

Princeton 31, Monmouth 28

Fordham 56, Wagner 7

Dartmouth 24, Yale 17

VMI 37, Chattanooga 34 (OT)

Furman 42, Wofford 20

Marshall 20, Old Dominion 13 (OT)

Kennesaw State 34, Hampton 15

Delaware State 56, Virginia-Lynchburg 6

Tennessee Tech 27, NC Central 16

Youngstown State 41, Missouri State 33

North Dakota State 34, UNI 20

Wisconsin 24, Illinois 0

Missouri 48, North Texas 35

Virginia 34, Louisville 33

Montana 31, Dixie State 14

Sam Houston 41, Lamar 7

Eastern Washington 63, Northern Colorado 17

Idaho State 27, UC Davis 17

Robert Morris 31, Charleston Southern 24

South Dakota 20, North Dakota 13

Southern Illinois 42, South Dakota State 41 (OT)

UT Martin 48, Murray State 24

Alcorn State 24, Grambling 20

Jackson State 61, Alabama A&M 15

No. 2 Georgia 34, No. 18 Auburn 10

Eastern Michigan 13, Miami (Ohio) 12

Liberty 41, Middle Tennessee 13

No. 24 SMU 31, Navy 24

Central Michigan 30, Ohio 27

Florida State 35, North Carolina 25

UAB 31, FAU 10

No. 19 Wake Forest 40, Syracuse 37 (OT)

UMass 27, UConn 13

Boise State 26, No. 10 BYU 17

Colorado State 32, San Jose State 14

Ball State 45, Western Michigan 20

Mercer 34, Western Carolina 24

No. 3 Iowa 23, No. 4 Penn State 20

Washington State 31, Oregon State 24

Jacksonville State 28, Stephen F. Austin 24

Montana State 45, Cal Poly 7

SE Missouri State 30, Austin Peay 14

East Tennessee State 48, The Citadel 21

Idaho 42, Portland State 35

UCF 20, East Carolina 16

Eastern Kentucky 30, Abilene Christian 15

Campbell 42, Gardner-Webb 28

No. 16 Kentucky 42, LSU 21

UTEP 26, Southern Miss 13

Air Force 24, Wyoming 14

UTSA 52, Western Kentucky 46

TCU 52, Texas Tech 31

Kent State 48, Buffalo 38

Troy 27, Georgia Southern 24

Georgia State 55, UL Monroe 21

Texas State 33, South Alabama 31 (4OT)

Northwestern State 21, Houston Baptist 17

No. 14 Notre Dame 32, Virginia Tech 29

No. 9 Michigan 32, Nebraska 29

Texas A&M 41, No. 1 Alabama 38

Utah 42, USC 26

Tulsa 35, Memphis 29

No. 25 San Diego State 31, New Mexico 7

Sacramento State 41, Southern Utah 20

Nevada 55, New Mexico State 28

UCLA 34, Arizona 16

INDIANA COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD

San Diego 52 Butler 21

St. Thomas 20 Valparaiso 13

Indiana State 37 Western Illinois 27

Trine 35 Olivet 14

Indiana Wesleyan 41 Marian 7

Wabash 49 Oberlin 20

Bethel 49 Hamline 7

DePauw 17 Wittenberg 14

Rose Hulman 31 Hanover 21

Manchester 22 Defiance 0

Indianapolis 57 McKendree 28

St. Francis 68 Madonna 0

Bluffton 32 Anderson 20

Mt. St. Joseph 28 Franklin 14

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Week 7

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Appalachian State at Louisiana | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

Thursday, Oct. 14

Navy at Memphis | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Georgia Southern at South Alabama | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Friday, Oct. 15

Marshall at North Texas | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Clemson at Syracuse | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Cal at Oregon | 10:30 p.m. | ESPN

San Diego State at San Jose State | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Saturday, Oct. 16

Michigan State at Indiana | 12 p.m.

Rutgers at Northwestern | 12 p.m.

Yale at UConn | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

Toledo at Central Michigan | 3:30 p.m.

Purdue at Iowa | 3:30 p.m.

Western Kentucky at Old Dominion | 3:30 p.m.

UAB at Southern Miss | 3:30 p.m. | Stadium

Kent State at Western Michigan | 3:30 p.m.

Rice at UTSA | 6 p.m.

Colorado State at New Mexico | 7 p.m.

Utah State at UNLV | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Louisiana Tech at UTEP | 9 p.m.

Hawai’i at Nevada | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Auburn at Arkansas

Kentucky at Georgia

Florida at LSU

Alabama at Mississippi State

Texas A&M at Missouri

Vanderbilt at South Carolina

Ole Miss at Tennessee

NC State at Boston College

Miami at North Carolina

Duke at Virginia

Pitt at Virginia Tech

Nebraska at Minnesota

Army at Wisconsin

Liberty at UL Monroe

BYU at Baylor

Texas Tech at Kansas

Iowa State at Kansas State

TCU at Oklahoma

Oklahoma State at Texas

UCF at Cincinnati

Tulsa at South Florida

Akron at Miami (Ohio)

Ball State at Eastern Michigan

Bowling Green at Northern Illinois

Ohio at Buffalo

Troy at Texas State

Stanford at Washington State

UCLA at Washington

Arizona at Colorado

Arizona State at Utah

Air Force at Boise State

Fresno State at Wyoming

NFL SCHEDULE WEEK 6

Thursday, October 14, 2021

Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Philadelphia Eagles (Thu) 8:20p (ET) 8:20p FOX/NFLN/AMAZON**

Sunday, October 17, 2021

Miami Dolphins at Jacksonville Jaguars (London) 2:30p (BST) 9:30a CBS

Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore Ravens 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Minnesota Vikings at Carolina Panthers 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Green Bay Packers at Chicago Bears 12:00p (CT) 1:00p FOX

Cincinnati Bengals at Detroit Lions 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Houston Texans at Indianapolis Colts 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Los Angeles Rams at New York Giants 1:00p (ET) 1:00p FOX

Kansas City Chiefs at Washington Football Team 1:00p (ET) 1:00p CBS

Arizona Cardinals at Cleveland Browns 4:05p (ET) 4:05p FOX

Las Vegas Raiders at Denver Broncos 2:25p (MT) 4:25p CBS

Dallas Cowboys at New England Patriots 4:25p (ET) 4:25p CBS

Seattle Seahawks at Pittsburgh Steelers 8:20p (ET) 8:20p NBC*

Monday, October 18, 2021

Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans (Mon) 7:15p (CT) 8:15p ESPN

MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL PLAYOFFS

Atlanta 3 Milwaukee 0

LA Dodgers 9 San Francisco 2

NBA PRE-SEASON

Boston 113 Toronto 111

New York 117 Washington 99

Atlanta 91 Memphis 87

MLS SCOREBOARD

New York 1 Inter Miami 0

Philadelphia 2 Cincinnati 1

Seattle 4 Vancouver 1

INDIANA BOYS TENNIS SEMI-STATE SCOREBOARD

Columbus North 4 Floyd Central 1

North Central 5 FW Carroll 0

Covington 3 Rushville 2

Zionsville 4 Center Grove 1

Westview 4 Mississinewa 1

Jasper 5 Castle 0

Carmel 5 South Bend St. Joseph 0

Munster 5 Bremen 0

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Trinity 3 Washington Township 0

Beech Grove 3 Christel House 6 (Christel House wins shootouts 4 – 2)

South Dearborn 3 Batesville 0

West Noble 4 Lakeland 1

Southwestern 2 Oldenburg Academy 0

Bremen 6 South Bend Washington 0

Griffith 0 Wheeler 0 (Griffith wins shootouts 5 – 3)

South Bend Adams 7 Plymouth 1

Chesterton 7 Hobart 2

Madison 2 Silver Creek 0

Columbia City 2 Huntington North 1

Southwestern 3 South Ripley 2

Liberty Christian 6 Taylor 0

Bloomington South 1 Bloomington North 0

Park Tudor 0 Heritage Christian 0 2OT (Park Tudor wins shootouts 4 – 3)

Carmel 1 Zionsville 1 (Carmel wins shootouts 4 – 1)

Cascade 2 Bethesda Christian 1

Carroll Flora 4 N. White 3

Brebeuf 2 Guerin Catholic 0

East Central 6 Mount Vernon 0

Fort Wayne Canterbury 1 Fort Wayne Concordia 0

Avon 2 Plainfield 1

Providence 6 Rock Creek Academy 0

Illiana Christian 10 Hebron 0

Columbus East 2 Columbus North 0

Tri-West Hendricks 2 Crawfordsville 1

Harrison 2 Kokomo 1

Castle 4 Evansville Memorial 3

Fort Wayne North 6 Fort Wayne Northrop 1

West Vigo 2 S. Vermillion 1

Westview 1 Bethany Christian 0

Elkhart 1 Penn 1 (Elkhart wins shootout 4 – 2)

Oak Hill 1 Northwestern 1 (Oak Hill wins shootout 4 – 3)

Delta 2 Yorktown 2 (Yorktown wins shootout 4 – 1)

West Lafayette 3 Rensselaer Central 1

Forest Park 4 N. Posey 0

Gibson Southern 3 Washington 1

Munster 1 Lake Central 0

Centerville 2 Knightstown 1

Fort Wayne Dwenger 4 Leo 0

Caston 1 Winamac 0

Wabash 1 Fort Wayne Blackhawk 0

South Knox 4 White River Valley 1

Southport 1 Perry Meridian 0

Noblesville 1 Fishers 0

Cathedral 1 Indianapolis Tech 0

Lawrence North 2 Lawrence Central 1

Speedway 3 Christel House 0

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER SECTIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS

Noblesville 3 Fishers 0

Greenwood Christian 2 Covenant Christian Indy 1

Trinity 2 Covenant Christian DeMotte 1

DeKalb 3 NorthWood 2

Brownsburg 1 Plainfield 0

Fort Wayne Blackhawk 0 Fort Wayne Canterbury 0 (Fort Wayne Blackhawk wins shootout 4 – 2)

Jasper 5 Vincennes Lincoln 2

Bloomington South 1 Bloomington North 0

Forest Park 1 N. Posey 0

Silver Creek 1 Madison 0

Cathedral 7 Batesville 0

Floyd Central 3 New Albany 0

East Central 2 Mount Vernon 0

Fort Wayne Carroll 1 Fort Wayne Dwenger 0

Valparaiso 1 Chesterton 0

Carmel 1 Zionsville 0

Park Tudor 1 Brebeuf 1 (Brebeuf wins shootout 7 – 6)

Switzerland County 6 Milan 0

Cascade 3 Covington 0

Westview 6 Lakeland Park 0

Leo 1 Fort Wayne Concordia 0

Northview 5 Owen Valley 0

Crown Point 7 Highland 1

Penn 4 Goshen 0

Manchester 2 Wabash 1

Tri-West Hendricks 1 Lafayette Central Catholic 0

Harrison 3 Logansport 0

Faith Christian 3 Western Boone 1

South Bend St. Joseph 10 Mishawaka 1

Castle 5 Evansville North 1

Heritage Christian 10 Scecina 1

Western 2 Northwestern 1

Evansville Memorial 5 Evansville Mater Dei 1

Hamilton Heights 9 Jay County 0

Homestead 1 Warsaw 1 (Homestead wins shootout 8 – 7)

Andrean 2 Rensselaer Central 0

Argos 3 LaVille 1

West Lafayette 5 Kankakee Valley 2

Roncalli 3 Franklin Central 0

Providence 9 Southwestern 0

Muncie Burris 4 Union County 1

South Knox 3 N. Knox 0

South Dearborn 1 Lawrenceburg 0

INDIANA VOLLEYBALL

Northfield 2 Knox 1

New Washington 2 Switzerland County 0

Columbia City 2 DeKalb 0

Northview 2 Seeger 0

Lawrence North 2 E. Central 0

New Washington 2 Clarksville 0

Covenant Christian 2 Southmont 0

Maconaquah 2 Southern Wells 0

Whitko 2 N. Miami 0

Shawe Memorial 2 Edinburg 0

Wes-Del 2 Southwood 1

Frontier 2 Tri-Central 0

Woodlan 2 Northfield 0

Garrett 2 Churubusco 0

Twin Lakes 2 Western 1

Parke Heritage 2 N. Montgomery 0

Columbus East 2 Plainfield 0

Western Boone 2 Taylor 0

Benton Central 2 Frankfort 0

West Lafayette 2 Linton Central 0

Floyd Central 2 Brownstown Central 1

Carmel 2 Tri-West Hendricks 0

DeKalb 2 N. Miami 1

Seeger 2 Lawrence Central 0

Wabash 2 N. Montgomery 0

Western Boone 2 Clinton Central 0

Clinton Prairie 2 N. White 0

Westfield 3 Wapahani 2

Plainfield 2 Silver Creek 1

Columbia City 2 Whitko 0

Clinton Prairie 2 Greencastle 1

Frontier 2 Lebanon 0

New Albany 2 Franklin Central 0

Evansville North 2 N. Harrison 0

Sullivan 3 Clay City 0

West Lafayette 2 Lebanon 0

Carroll Flora 2 Southern Wells 0

Norwell 2 Carroll Flora 0

Castle 3 Pike 0

Rochester 2 Twin Lakes 1

Heritage 2 Wes-Del 0

Jasper 2 E. Central 0

Leo 2 Shelbyville 1

Bethesda Christian 3 Riverside 0

Floyd Central 2 Bloomington South 1

McCutcheon 2 Logansport 0

Shawe Memorial 2 Lanesville 0

Carmel 2 Brownstown Central 0

North White 2 Taylor 0

Rochester 2 Western 0

Wabash 2 Parke Heritage 0

Alexandria Monroe 2 Northeastern 0

Garrett 2 Hamilton 0

Manchester 2 Tri-Central 1

New Albany 2 Delta 1

Benton Central 2 Rensselaer Central 0

Maconaquah 2 Carroll Flora 0

Waldron 2 Triton Central 0

Columbia City 2 N. Miami 0

Noblesville 2 Leo 0

DeKalb 2 Whitko 1

Northview 2. Lawrence Central 0

Terre Haute North 3 Columbus North 2

Wes-Del 2 Carroll Flora 0

Castle 3 Chatard 0

Heritage 2 Culver Academies 0

Tri-Central 2 N. White 0

Alexandria Monroe 2 Lawrenceburg 0

Southwood 2 Southern Wells 0

Terre Haute North 3 Southport 1

Culver Academies 2 Maconaquah 0

Angola 2 Garrett 0

Southwestern 2 Lanesville 0

Frankfort 2 Twin Lakes 1

Yorktown 3 Center Grove 0

West Lafayette 2 Western Boone 1

Noblesville 2 New Albany 0

Frontier 2 Clinton Prairie 0

Lawrence North 2 Noblesville 1

Floyd Central 2 Mount Vernon 1

Shawe Memorial 2 Southwestern 0

Benton Central 2 Rochester 0

McCutcheon 2 Lafayette Jeff 0

Western Boone 2 Tri-Central 0

Covenant Christian 2 Northview 0

Seeger 2 Peru 0

Frontier 2 Greencastle 0

Lawrence North 2 New Albany 0

Wes-Del 2 Norwell 0

Covenant Christian 2 Wabash 0

Carmel 2 Mount Vernon 1

Garrett 2 Fairfield 0

Southwood 2 Eastern 0

Edinburg 2 Lanesville 0

Seeger 2 Parke Heritage 1

Northview 2 Wabash 0

Carmel 2 Bloomington South 0

Marquette Catholic 3 Elkhart Christian 0

Terre Haute South 3 Columbus North 0

Floyd Central 2 Tri-West Hendricks 0

INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL WEEK 9

Alexandria (3-4) at Frankton (2-6)

Anderson (2-4) at Logansport (5-2)

Andrean (6-2) at Lowell (5-3)

Angola (2-6) at Eastside (8-0)

Attica (0-5) at South Vermillion (3-5)

Batesville (4-4) at Connersville (1-7)

Bedford North Lawrence (4-4) at Columbus East (3-5)

Beech Grove (3-5) at Franklin County (5-3)

Bellmont (1-7) at East Noble (5-2)

Blackford (1-6) at Oak Hill (6-2)

Bloomington North (5-3) at Southport (0-8)

Bloomington South (6-1) at Indianapolis Chatard (4-4)

Bluffton (3-5) at Lakeland (3-5)

Boone Grove (1-5) at Whiting (2-6)

Boonville (2-5) at Gibson Southern (7-1)

Bowman Academy (0-7) at River Forest (4-3)

Brown County (3-5) at Edgewood (1-6)

Brownstown Central (8-0) at Scottsburg (6-2)

Calumet (6-2) at Hanover Central (7-1)

Carmel (7-1) at Lawrence Central (3-5)

Carroll (Flora) (6-2) at Sheridan (6-2)

Center Grove (8-0) at Indianapolis Cathedral (8-0)

Charlestown (6-2) at Eastern (Pekin) (0-5)

Chesterton (6-2) at Merrillville (8-0)

Churubusco (6-2) at Fairfield (4-4)

Cloverdale (0-7) at Owen Valley (7-1)

Corydon Central (0-7) at Silver Creek (4-3)

Covington (6-2) at Riverton Parke (2-5)

Culver (2-4) at LaVille (5-2)

Danville (7-1) at North Montgomery (3-3)

Dugger Union (1-2) at Oblong (Ill.)

East Central (7-1) at Indianapolis Roncalli (8-0)

Eastern (Greentown) (6-2) at Clinton Prairie (4-3)

Eastern Hancock (5-3) at Lapel (6-2)

Elwood (0-7) at Mississinewa (5-2)

Evansville Central (2-6) at Evansville North (4-4)

Evansville Harrison (1-7) at Evansville Bosse (2-6)

Evansville Mater Dei (6-2) at Evansville Reitz (3-5)

Evansville Memorial (7-1) at Castle (6-2)

Floyd Central (3-5) at New Albany (5-3)

Forest Park (3-5) at Southridge (4-4)

Fort Wayne Dwenger (4-4) at Fort Wayne Northrop (3-5)

Fort Wayne North (2-6) at Fort Wayne Concordia (1-7)

Fort Wayne Snider (6-1) at Fort Wayne Luers (8-0)

Fort Wayne South (1-6) at Homestead (5-3)

Fort Wayne Wayne (2-6) at Carroll (Fort Wayne) (7-1)

Fountain Central (3-5) at Parke Heritage (6-2)

Frankfort (2-5) at Crawfordsville (0-8)

Franklin (3-5) at Decatur Central (7-1)

Frontier (1-7) at South Newton (4-4)….INDIANA SRN

Garrett (4-4) at Central Noble (6-2)

Greenfield-Central (5-3) at New Castle (2-6)

Griffith (4-4) at Wheeler (5-2)

Guerin Catholic (1-7) at Culver Academy (6-2)

Hagerstown (1-6) at Northeastern (4-4)

Hamilton Southeastern (7-1) at Brownsburg (6-2)

Hammond Central (1-7) at East Chicago Central (2-5)

Harrison (West Lafayette) (7-1) at Richmond (1-7)

Heritage (3-5) at Jay County (3-5)

Heritage Christian (8-0) at Christel House Manual (2-5)….INDIANA SRN

Highland (3-5) at Kankakee Valley (3-5)

Huntington North (2-6) at New Haven (3-5)

Indianapolis Attucks (3-4) at Gary West (5-2)

Indianapolis Lutheran (8-0) at Traders Point Christian (4-4)….INDIANA SRN

Indianapolis Ritter (0-8) at Cascade (2-6)

Indianapolis Tech (5-3) at Kokomo (6-2)

Indianapolis Tindley (3-4) at Indianapolis Washington (3-4)

Jasper (8-0) at Vincennes Lincoln (1-7)

Jennings County (1-7) at Jeffersonville (2-5)

Jimtown (6-2) at South Bend Riley (1-4)

John Glenn (3-4) at South Bend Washington (3-3)

Knightstown (1-6) at Centerville (7-0)

Knox (2-6) at Caston (2-6)

Lake Central (3-5) at Valparaiso (7-1)

Lebanon (5-3) at Western Boone (5-3)

Leo (8-0) at DeKalb (1-7)

Maconaquah (2-4) at Rochester (4-2)

Madison-Grant (4-4) at Eastbrook (7-0)

Martinsville (5-3) at Plainfield (3-5)

McCutcheon (1-6) at Marion (3-4)

Michigan City (5-3) at Crown Point (5-3)

Milan (2-6) at Switzerland County (2-5)

Mishawaka Marian (5-3) at South Bend St. Joseph (2-6)

Mitchell (3-4) at Perry Central (6-2)

Monroe Central (8-0) at Shenandoah (4-3)

Monrovia (6-2) at Indianapolis Scecina (5-3)

Mooresville (6-2) at Perry Meridian (2-6)

Mount Vernon (Posey) (7-1) at Washington (0-7)

Muncie Central (1-7) at Lafayette Jeff (5-3)

Munster (2-6) at Hobart (5-3)

New Palestine (5-3) at Delta (4-4)

New Prairie (7-1) at Elkhart (4-4)

Noblesville (2-6) at Avon (0-8)

North Central (Farmersburg) (2-5) at Eastern Greene (1-7)

North Central (Indianapolis) (1-7) at Ben Davis (3-5)

North Decatur (3-4) at Wes-Del (0-7)

North Harrison (3-5) at Providence (4-4)

North Judson (6-2) at Pioneer (6-2)

North Knox (6-2) at Paoli (5-1)

North Miami (0-8) at Northfield (5-3)

North Posey (6-2) at Pike Central (1-5)

North Putnam (2-5) at Greencastle (5-3)….INDIANA SRN

North White (3-3) at West Central (2-6)

Northridge (5-3) at Mishawaka (6-2)

Northview (6-1) at Indian Creek (2-6)

Norwell (7-1) at Columbia City (4-4)

Park Tudor (6-2) at Edinburgh (5-3)

Peru (5-2) at Manchester (4-3)

Pike (0-8) at Lawrence North (5-2)

Plymouth (0-8) at NorthWood (4-4)

Portage (1-7) at LaPorte (2-6)

Prairie Heights (3-5) at West Noble (3-5)

Princeton (2-6) at Heritage Hills (6-2)

Purdue Polytechnic (1-7) at Covenant Christian (5-3)….INDIANA SRN

Rock Creek Academy (1-6) at Clarksville (1-6)

Rushville (0-8) at Greensburg (2-4)

Seeger (5-3) at North Vermillion (4-4)

Seymour (2-5) at Madison (3-5)

Shelbyville (1-4) at Pendleton Heights (4-4)

South Bend Adams (3-5) at Penn (3-5)

South Bend Clay (0-7) at Bremen (5-3)

South Central (Union Mills) (2-3) at Hammond Noll (1-5)

South Dearborn (6-2) at Lawrenceburg (7-1)

South Decatur (1-5) at Cambridge City Lincoln (0-4)

South Putnam (7-1) at Linton-Stockton (8-0)

South Spencer (3-5) at Tell City (5-3)

Southern Wells (0-8) at South Adams (6-2)

Southside HomeSchool at Indiana Deaf (4-3)

Southwood (4-4) at Tippecanoe Valley (8-0)

Springs Valley (6-1) at North Daviess (4-4)

Sullivan (6-2) at West Vigo (3-3)

Taylor (0-4) at Delphi (5-3)

Tecumseh (1-6) at Crawford County (2-4)

Terre Haute North (3-5) at Brebeuf Jesuit (6-2)

Terre Haute South (1-7) at Columbus North (5-3)

Tri-Central (3-5) at Clinton Central (2-6)

Tri-County (0-7) at North Newton (5-3)

Triton (3-5) at Winamac (6-0)

Triton Central (5-3) at Speedway (6-2)

Tri-West (6-2) at Southmont (5-3)

Union County (4-3) at Tri (6-2)

Wabash (1-6) at Whitko (1-7)

Warsaw (7-1) at Concord (7-1)

Wawasee (1-7) at Goshen (3-5)

West Washington (3-3) at Salem (4-2)

Westfield (7-1) at Franklin Central (4-4)

Whiteland (4-3) at Greenwood (2-6)

Winchester (4-4) at Union City (4-3)

Woodlan (3-5) at Adams Central (7-1)

Yorktown (5-3) at Mount Vernon (Fortville) (7-1)….INDIANA SRN

Zionsville (4-4) at Fishers (5-3)

Northwestern (0-7) at Benton Central (0-6)

Lewis Cass (2-5) at Twin Lakes (2-6)

Hamilton Heights (5-3) at Rensselaer Central (5-3)

Tipton (7-1) at Lafayette Central Catholic (5-3)

Western (6-2) at West Lafayette (8-0)

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

Texas A&M beats No. 1 Alabama 41-38 on last-play field goal

COLLEGE STATION, Texas (AP) During a speaking engagement this spring Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher used colorful language to proclaim his team would beat Alabama during coach Nick Saban’s career.

He fulfilled that promise in his first try since that vow Saturday night, handing the defending national champions their first loss since 2019 in a thrilling upset.

“Our team beat a really good football team … and that’s what’s important to me,” Fisher said.

Seth Small made a 28-yard field goal as time expired and Texas A&M stunned top-ranked Alabama 41-38 to end the Crimson Tide’s winning streak at 19 games.

The victory came on Fisher’s 56th birthday and is certainly Texas A&M’s biggest win since Fisher took over in 2018.

“I didn’t know what to get him, so we thought as a team that we should get a win for him,” Small said.

Alabama (5-1, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) had scored 21 straight points – capped by a TD reception and 2-point conversion grab by Jameson Williams – to take a 38-31 lead with five minutes to go.

Texas A&M (4-2, 1-2) tied it at 38 when Zach Calzada connected with Ainias Smith for a 25-yard touchdown with three minutes left. Calzada was hit as he threw the strike and had to be helped off the field but returned for the next drive after a visit to the medical tent.

Calzada returned after the Aggies forced a punt to orchestrate the winning drive, highlighted by a 17-yard pass to Isaiah Spiller before Small finished it off to send fans streaming onto the field to celebrate.

“I’m proud of our guys,” Fisher said. “We made plays at critical times.”

Calzada threw for 285 yards and three touchdowns, as the former backup played like a star. Devon Achane returned a kickoff 96 yards for a TD in the third quarter and A&M’s defense got after Bryce Young all night.

“This is a great win,” Achane said. “It shows us that we’re capable of doing great things.”

Smith finished with 85 yards receiving and two scores and Jalen Wydermyer had 73 yards receiving and a TD to help the Aggies to the win.

Alabama hadn’t lost since falling 48-45 to Auburn on Nov. 30, 2019.

“Everyone needs to remember how they feel and not forget it,” Saban said.

It’s the first time Saban has lost to one of his assistants after entering the game a perfect 24-0 in those games. He’d beaten Fisher four times, the most of any of his former staffers.

“It doesn’t mean anything to me,” Fisher said about ending the former assistants streak. “Our football team is learning to play against other great football teams and have success. That’s what matters to me.”

Texas A&M also ended Alabama’s streak of 100 wins over unranked teams, dating to a win over Colorado in the 2007 Independence Bowl to cap Saban’s first season.

The Aggies entered the season ranked sixth and gunning for Alabama after the Crimson Tide handed them their only loss last season. But by last week it looked as if this would be a lost season for the Aggies after consecutive defeats by Arkansas and Mississippi State sent them tumbling out of the Top 25.

But instead of falling into a bigger hole this week, the Aggies pulled off the upset to snap an eight-game skid against Alabama. It’s their first win in the series since Johnny Manziel’s spectacular performance led them to a 29-24 win in 2012 on the road when the Crimson Tide was also ranked first.

“We had a couple of tough weeks … (but) you’re defined by how you respond to adversity,” Fisher said.

Manziel, who won the Heisman Trophy that season, was among the 106,815 fans at Kyle Field on Saturday night to watch the Aggies beat the Crimson Tide at home for the first time ever. A&M’s first win in the series came in a 20-16 win in the Cotton Bowl on Jan. 1, 1968.

Manziel was among those celebrating on the field after the game in the wild postgame party.

The 17 1/2-point underdogs gained control of this one early, racing out to a 24-10 halftime lead behind two takeaways and a splendid start by Calzada. A&M’s 24 points in the first half were the most Alabama had allowed to an unranked opponent before halftime during Saban’s tenure.

“There were a lot of issues,” Saban said.

Young threw for 369 yards and three touchdowns and Williams had 146 yards receiving. Brian Robinson Jr. added 147 yards rushing.

Alabama cut the lead to seven when DeMarcco Hellams blocked a punt by Nik Constantinou and King Mwikuta pounced on it in the end zone for a touchdown in the third quarter.

But the Aggies took the blow and responded immediately with one of their own. Achane zig-zagged through two waves of defenders and then displayed the elite speed that lets him double as a sprinter on the track team to simply outrun everyone to make it 31-17 with eight minutes left in the third.

“The hole was so big,” Achane said. “It was like is this for me?”

Young then capped a 75-yard drive with a 29-yard touchdown pass Williams to cut the lead to 31-24. Williams put his finger to his lips to shush the crowd after the score.

Boomer: Brooks 2 late TDs, No. 6 Oklahoma beats Texas 55-48

DALLAS (AP) Kennedy Brooks took the final snap for sixth-ranked Oklahoma, after freshman quarterback Caleb Williams had taken over when Spencer Rattler was again benched in the Red River rivalry game.

Brooks ran for 217 yards and two go-ahead touchdowns in the fourth quarter, including a direct snap for a 33-yard game-winner with 3 seconds left, and the Sooners beat No. 21 Texas 55-48 on Saturday in the highest-scoring game of 117 meetings in a series that will soon move to the Southeastern Conference.

“I just ran straight and scored,” Brooks said, crediting the offensive line and the receivers blocking downfield. “Just a great call by Lincoln Riley. It’s a great play setup.”

The Sooners (6-0, 3-0 Big 12) appeared to be trying to set up for a game-ending field goal when Brooks instead broke free for a sprint to the end zone.

“Give him some clean lanes … that was important regardless of who was playing quarterback,” Riley said.

Oklahoma hadn’t even led until Brooks had an 18-yard TD with 7:10 left that made it 48-41. His rush was the first play from scrimmage after OU tied the game and kicked off to Xavier Worthy, who had the ball stripped away by Caleb Kelly.

The Sooners overcame a 28-7 deficit after the first quarter, matching the second-largest comeback in program history. And when it was over, Oklahoma students who were part of the sellout crowd at 92,100-seat Cotton Bowl Stadium streamed onto the field to celebrate with their team.

“I’m trying to think of the moments in my career that I’ve been prouder of a team,” Riley said. “If there’s any, it’s not many.”

Worthy had nine catches for 261 yards and two scores for the Longhorns (4-2, 2-1), and his 31-yard TD catch tied the game with 1:23 left before the winning drive by the Sooners.

Williams ran for a 66-yard score on a fourth-and-1 and completed 15 of 24 passes for 211 yards and two touchdowns after replacing Rattler, who had two turnovers in the first half that led to Texas touchdowns. Rattler did return to throw the tying 2-point conversion after Williams’ 52-yard TD pass with 7:25 left to Marvin Mims, who made a leaping catch and managed to get a toe down inbounds before falling on the pylon.

“He came in and he executed. He did what he was coached to do and that was a big help for us,” Mims, who finished with five catches for 136 yards and his first two TDs, said of Williams.

Rattler was benched early in last year’s game against Texas, but came back after halftime and threw two of his three TDs in the four overtimes the Sooners needed for a 53-45 win.

Texas led 14-0 less than two minutes into this game, getting a 75-yard catch-and-run TD by Worthy on the first play and Bijan Robinson’s 2-yard scoring run after DeMarvion Overshown’s blocked punt. There was even a fox that ran down the field and through the end zone before the Sooners had a first down.

The Longhorns, who had won three in a row since a loss to future SEC foe Arkansas in Week 2, had never lost when scoring at least 48 points. They gave up 662 total yards, and gained 516.

“At the end of the day when these two teams get together, this is kind of the story, right? The ball is going up and down the field,” first-year Texas coach Steve Sarkisian said. “You’ve got to try to find a way to create turnovers, which we did early. Unfortunately, the one that we had on the kickoff return was a costly one right there in the fourth quarter.”

Longhorns quarterback Casey Thompson, whose father played for Oklahoma, was 20-of-34 passing for 388 yards and five touchdowns even with a swollen thumb that got banged early in the game. Robinson ran 20 times for 137 yards.

“It’s a tough game, and it’s a very mental and physically taxing sport. It comes down to executing for four quarters,” Thompson said. “Obviously we didn’t get it done, but we have to give credit to those guys. They made plays when it counted.”

Gabe Brkic kicked four field goals (26, 29, 35 and 40 yards) for the Sooners, but after the last run instead kicked his fifth extra point.

No. 3 Iowa beats No. 4 Penn State 23-20, fans storm field

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) Spencer Petras threw a 44-yard touchdown pass to Nico Ragaini to complete No. 3 Iowa’s comeback from a two-touchdown deficit, No. 4 Penn State’s offense did next to nothing after quarterback Sean Clifford was knocked out of the game and the Hawkeyes held on for a bruising 23-20 victory Saturday.

The Hawkeyes (6-0, 3-0) took control of the Big Ten West with their 12th straight win and thrust themselves into the College Football Playoff conversation.

Penn State (5-1, 2-1) lost for the first time in 10 games and headed back to Happy Valley with a list of injuries that could make its path through the rest of the season difficult.

When Petras took a knee in victory formation to end the game, students and other fans poured out of their end zone seats to celebrate. Bodies were packed together the entire width of the field from the south end zone to the 10-yard line on the other end.

“It’s a pretty special place when the lights go on and the sun goes down,” Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz said.

The Hawkeyes’ grinding offense isn’t built to play from behind, but it managed to come back in the biggest game at Kinnick Stadium since then-No. 1 Iowa beat then-No. 2 Michigan in 1985.

Iowa won the field-position battle thanks to the work of punter Tory Taylor, who repeatedly pinned Penn State deep in its own end after Clifford went out of the game in the second quarter.

Iowa chipped away with field goals by Caleb Shudak to cut it to 20-16. The winning drive started when it got the ball at the Penn State 44 with 6:35 left.

Petras rolled to his right and found Ragaini alone on the left side. Linebacker Curtis Jacobs knocked him out of bounds, but not before he got the ball over the goal line. All-America center Tyler Linderbaum was the first man to greet him in the end zone.

Penn State coach James Franklin didn’t disclose the nature of Clifford’s injury. He was hurt with the Lions leading 17-3 when he took a big hit from linebacker Jack Campbell, and he was out of uniform on the sideline in the second half.

After Ta’Quan Roberson took over for Clifford in the middle of the second quarter, Penn State managed just 50 yards on 46 plays the rest of the way.

“We talk about all of the important statistics all of the time, and we didn’t do a good job on any of them,” Franklin said. “We did not win the field position battle, we did not win the turnover battle, we did not win the penalty battle, we didn’t win the explosive play battle.”

Five of Roberson’s series started inside the Penn State 10, and a sixth started at the 11. The sellout crowd of 70,000 had a major impact when the Lions were in their own end, their roars forcing numerous false starts as Roberson’s claps for the snap went unheard by his linemen.

On the Nittany Lions’ last three possessions, they turned over the ball on downs, Matt Hankins came up with Iowa’s fourth interception of the game and they turned it over on downs again.

“We weren’t counting on the interceptions but that was a great job there,” Ferntz said. “We played physical, knocked their quarterback out – hope he’s fine. That’s the team we have.”

No. 17 Mississippi holds on to beat No. 13 Arkansas 52-51

OXFORD, Miss. (AP) Matt Corral promised it would be different this time against No. 13 Arkansas.

The Mississippi quarterback, who threw six interceptions last year against the Razorbacks, delivered, leading the Rebels to a wild victory that was sealed by the defense.

Sam Williams and Tavius Robinson pressured Arkansas quarterback KJ Jefferson on a potential game-winning 2-point conversion and No. 17 Mississippi held on 52-51 Saturday after allowing a touchdown on the final play of regulation.

Arkansas (4-2, 1-2 SEC) scored on a 9-yard pass from Jefferson to Warren Thompson as time expired to pull within a point and decided to go for the win.

Jefferson rolled right and under extended pressure from Williams and Robinson, overthrew Treylon Burks in the end zone.

“However it works, it’s a win,” Mississippi coach Lane Kiffin said. “Obviously, it’s a huge play at the end. Offensively, we did well. I’ve been in games like this before and it’s a lot better when you win.”

Ole Miss (4-1, 1-1) took the lead with 1:07 remaining as Corral threw a 68-yard touchdown pass to Braylon Sanders, accompanied by a soaring clipboard flip by a trailing Kiffin, racing down the home sideline.

Arkansas answered with a 9-play, 75-yard touchdown drive to set up the decisive 2-point play.

“We had three options on the two-point play,” Razorbacks coach Sam Pittman said. “We could pitch, pass or run and we felt confident. They made the play.”

The frantic final two minutes capped an overwhelming offensive performance by both teams with 1,287 total yards and 14 touchdowns.

Corral vowed as far back as SEC Media Day in July to redeem himself against Arkansas: “The next time I play that defense, it’s going to be much different,” he said then.

Corral accounted for four touchdowns, two on runs of 5 and 7 yards and was 14 of 21 for 287 yards passing.

“Down to the last seconds and them with the ball in their hands and you really don’t want that,” Corral said. “But it was a great football game and a great team win for us.”

Sanders had two receptions for 127 yards while Henry Parrish Jr. and Snoop Conner rushed for 111 and 110 yards, respectively.

“My number was called and I’m supposed to make plays,” Sanders said. “It was a double move and I was able to sell it and run by the defensive back. After that, I knew Matt would see me open. Our defense really stopped up to get the stop at the end.”

Jefferson accounted for six touchdowns, was 25 of 35 passing for 326 yards and added touchdown runs of 5, 6 and 10 yards. Burks had seven receptions for 136 yards and Raheim Sanders rushed 17 times for 139 yards as the Razorbacks had 676 total yards.

It was a heck of a football game and we knew we were going for two if we had the chance at the end of the game,” Pittman said. “The difference in the game was we put the ball on the ground once, missed a field goal and they didn’t. We just had too many mistakes on defense.”

Bennett, No. 2 Georgia romp over No. 18 Auburn 34-10

AUBURN, Ala. (AP) Stetson Bennett and No. 2 Georgia’s defense were more than enough to take care of Auburn yet again.

Bennett passed for 231 yards and two touchdowns and led the Bulldogs past No. 18 Auburn for the second straight year in a 34-10 victory Saturday even if the defense did allow an opponent to reach the end zone for a change.

The nation’s top defense gave up only its second touchdown of the year for the Bulldogs (6-0, 4-0 Southeastern Conference), who were still without injured starting quarterback JT Daniels. None of that kept Georgia from another comfortable SEC win and a fifth straight in the Deep South’s Oldest Rivalry.

Bennett, who made his first college start in a Top 10 matchup with Auburn (3-2, 1-1) last season, completed 14 of 21 passes and hit Ladd McConkey in stride for a 60-yard third quarter score. He also had a 30-yard run.

Daniels is out with a lat injury for the second straight week, along with some sidelined receivers.

“It’s next man up mentality,” Georgia coach Kirby Smart said. “That’s what we talked about all week. We’ve got a lot of guys hurt and beat up, including the quarterback. We feel like he’s getting better, but Stetson played a heck of a game.”

But the Jordan-Hare Stadium crowd didn’t seem to bother the Bulldogs, who dominated in the trenches on both sides.

“We won the line of scrimmage battle,” Bennett said. “It was so much fun. I had a blast.”

Zamir White ran for 79 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns, doing most of his damage in the second half.

Bo Nix and the Tigers came in averaging 40 points per game but couldn’t solve the Georgia defensive puzzle despite moving the ball at times. Nix completed 21 of 38 passes for 217 yards with an interception off a dropped ball a week after delivering a comeback win at LSU.

Georgia also sacked Nix four times and harried him all afternoon, and the Tigers had some other drops to boot. The Bulldogs allowed just 46 yards on 29 rushes.

“We’ve got to finish drives,” Auburn coach Bryan Harsin said. “That’s the most frustrating thing right now. We can drive the field and that really doesn’t matter if you don’t put points on the board.”

Auburn had failed fourth-down passes end its final drive of the first half and its opening one in the second. Nix griped about what he thought was a missed call on the first one intended for Ze’Vian Capers.

“The guy completely grabs him. I thought it should have definitely been a pass interference,” he said. “Obviously if it had been them they probably would have called it, but that’s just part of the game, part of the rivalry.”

Boise State forces 4 turnovers, knocks off No. 10 BYU 26-17

PROVO, Utah (AP) Hank Bachmeier threw for 172 yards and Boise State forced four turnovers in a 26-17 upset victory over No. 10 BYU on Saturday.

Cyrus Habibi-Likio ran for a season-high 75 yards and a touchdown, and Andrew Van Buren added a season-high 60 yards and a touchdown to help the Broncos (3-3) snap a two-game losing streak in the series.

The Broncos held the Cougars (5-1) to a single touchdown over the final three quarters after blowing second-half leads in losses to UCF and Nevada.

“We finally finished the second half,” Bachmeier said. “I think we’ve always been capable of doing it.”

Jaren Hall threw for a career-high 302 yards and a touchdown for BYU, and Tyler Allgeier ran for 73 yards and a touchdown. The Cougars outgained Boise State 413-312 in total yards.

“I felt like we moved the ball pretty well, except for a couple of drives,” Hall said. “We just didn’t take care of the ball and did a lot of uncharacteristic things … and put our defense in a tough spot several times. That’s pretty much the story of the game for us.”

Hall looked sharp during the first quarter despite a two-game absence with a rib injury. He completed long passes to open each of BYU’s first two drives. Hall punctuated the second drive with a 14-yard strike to Samson Nacua that made it 10-0.

Boise State rallied to take a 20-10 halftime, capitalizing on back-to-back BYU fumbles. The Broncos became the first opponent to lead the Cougars at any point this season.

“Early on there, the first couple of drives they had success,” Boise State coach Andy Avalos said. “It was about getting settled in and not getting rattled.”

The Broncos tied it when Cyrus Habibi-Likio broke free for an 11-yard sprint. Scott Matlock recovered a fumble by Allgeier at the BYU 24 to set up Boise State’s first touchdown.

Boise State went ahead 17-10 on a 1-yard plunge from Andrew Van Buren. The Broncos’ second touchdown came five plays after Lopini Katoa fumbled a kickoff return at the BYU 23.

Our defense has done a really good job of getting the ball back to the offense this year,” Boise State linebacker Riley Whimpey said. “A couple of those turnovers came at crucial points in the game and set up our offense with great field position and they capitalized.

The Cougars struggled to rally after repeatedly failing to convert in the red zone in the second half. Katoa’s second fumble stopped one drive at the Broncos 13. An incomplete fourth-down pass from Hall stopped a second drive at the Boise State 5.

BYU finally cut it to 23-17 midway through the fourth quarter on a 1-yard plunge by Allgeier. A 59-yard catch by Gunner Romney on the opening play of the drive set up the score.

Jonah Dalmas hit a 22-yard field goal with 3:27 left and Kaonohi Kaniho picked off a pass from Hall at the Broncos 11 to seal it.

“I saw a lot of mistakes,” BYU coach Kalani Sitake said. “Against a good team it’s hard to overcome those mistakes.”

BIG 10 FOOTBALL RE-CAPS

MICHIGAN STATE 31, RUTGERS 13: Jalen Nailor caught touchdown passes of 63, 63 and 65 yards from Payton Thorne and No. 11 Michigan State used its big-play offense to remain unbeaten with a 31-13 victory over Rutgers on Saturday. Kenneth Walker, who came into the game leading all Football Bowl Subdivision players in rushing, ran for 233 yards, including a school-record 94-yard touchdown. It was the longest offensive play in Michigan State history. [FULL RECAP]
 
OHIO STATE 66, MARYLAND 17: C.J. Stroud threw five touchdowns passes, Ohio State scored on nine straight possessions and the No. 7 Buckeyes steamrolled Maryland 66-17 on Saturday. Stroud and the Buckeyes had their way with Terps. The freshman quarterback was 24 for 33 for 406 yards and threw two touchdown passes each to star wideouts Chris Olave and Garrett Wilson against a depleted Maryland secondary before taking a seat after three quarters. [FULL RECAP]

WISCONSIN 24, ILLINOIS 0: Wisconsin packed its run game for this road trip as the Badgers beat Illinois 24-0 on Saturday. Chez Mellusi ran for 145 yards and a touchdown, Braelon Allen rushed for 131 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries, and fullback John Chenal carried nine times for 38 yards and a touchdown for the Badgers. Wisconsin quarterback Graham Mertz was 10-of-19 passing for 100 yards. The Badgers (2-3, 1-2 Big Ten Conference) outgained Illinois 491-93 yards in total offense. [FULL RECAP]

IOWA 23, PENN STATE 20: Junior Nico Ragaini’s 44-yard touchdown reception with 6:26 remaining propelled the third-ranked University of Iowa football team to a 23-20 victory over No. 4 Penn State in front of a sold out, Black and Gold striped Kinnick Stadium. In the most anticipated game in Iowa City in 36 years, the opportunistic Hawkeyes made a statement to move to 6-0 with three victories over nationally ranked foes. Iowa trailed 17-3 early in the second quarter and 17-10 at the half; Iowa outscored the Nittany Lions, 13-3, in the second half and 10-0 in the fourth quarter. [FULL RECAP]
 
MICHIGAN 32, NEBRASKA 29: The Wolverines defeated Nebraska 32-39 and are now 6-0 for the first time since 2016, when the team started 9-0. Signalcaller Cade McNamara posted his first career 200-yard passing game, finishing with a career-high 255 yards through the air. Running back Hassan Haskins gained 123 yards, including a highlight-reel 50-yard rush in the fourth quarter, to register his sixth career 100-yard game on the ground. [FULL RECAP]

MAC FOOTBALL RECAPS

Ball State 45, Western Michigan 20
Kent State 48, Buffalo 38
Northern Illinois 22, Toledo 20
Akron 35, Bowling Green 20
Eastern Michigan 13, Miami 12
Central Michigan 30, Ohio 27
 
Stories courtesy of the Associated Press
Ball State 45, Western Michigan 20
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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Drew Plitt passed for 310 yards and four touchdowns — including a 75-yarder to Jalen McGaughy on the first play from scrimmage — and Ball State pulled away in the fourth quarter to beat Western Michigan 45-20 in Mid-American Conference action on Saturday.

After Plitt staked Ball State (3-3, 1-1) to the lead 11 seconds into the game, the Broncos (4-2, 1-1) responded with short touchdown runs by La’Darius Jefferson and Kaleb Eleby to grab a 14-7 lead by quarter’s end. Plitt knotted the score early in the second period on a 21-yard TD toss to Yo’Heinz Tyler. Both teams added field goals and it was 17-all at halftime.

Nick Mihalic kicked a 21-yard field goal with 6:44 left in the third quarter to put Western Michigan up 20-17, but it was all Cardinals after that. Plitt connected with Justin Hall for a 33-yard TD late in the third and added a 24-yarder to Tyler 60 seconds into the fourth to put Ball State up 31-20. Hall added a 5-yard TD run and Brett Anderson II capped the scoring when he returned a fumble 18 yards to the end zone.

Plitt competed 15 of 25 passes for Ball State. Tyler had five catches for 98 yards.

Eleby was 20-of-34 passing for 258 yards with two interceptions for the Broncos.


Kent State 48, Buffalo 38

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KENT, Ohio (AP) — Dustin Crum threw three touchdown passes to Dante Cephus and for a career-high 407 yards and Kent State fought off Buffalo for a 48-38 win on Saturday night.

The teams combined for 1,182 yards of offense. Kent State outgained Buffalo 633-549.

The Golden Flashes (3-3, 2-0 Mid-American Conference) built a 31-10 first-half lead before Buffalo (2-4, 0-2) scored four touchdowns in the third quarter to take the lead.

Buffalo struck quickly on the four scoring drives where the longest lasted 4 1/2 minutes. Kevin Marks Jr. ran for a 16-yard score and Kyle Vantrease threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to Jake Molinich. Matt Myers ran into the end zone from the 4 and Dylan McDuffie ran it in from 10 yards to give Buffalo a 38-34 lead.

Crum and Cephus helped closed the door on Buffalo with scoring plays of 5 and 40 yards in the fourth quarter.

Cephus caught 13 passes and piled up 186 yards. Marquez Cooper ran for 112 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.

Vantrease threw for 229 yards and a touchdown and was intercepted twice.


Northern Illinois 22, Toledo 20
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TOLEDO, Ohio (AP) — John Richardson kicked five field goals, including a 29-yarder with 26 seconds remaining in the game, and Northern Illinois rallied last in a 22-20 victory over Toledo in Mid-American Conference play on Saturday.

In a game that saw six lead changes, Toledo (3-3, 1-1) used Dequan Finn’s 11-yard TD toss to Devin Maddox to grab a 20-19 lead with 3:35 left to play. The Rockets were stopped on their two-point try. Rocky Lombardi took over from there, directing a nine-play, 60-yard game-winning drive. A pass interference penalty and Lombardi’s 34-yard strike to Tyrice Richie on back-to-back plays gave the Huskies (4-2, 2-0) the ball at the Rockets’ 7-yard line, setting the stage for Richardson.

Richardson’s field goals covered 43, 26 and 43, respectively, in the first half. He kicked a 47-yarder with 6:19 left to play. Northern Illinois’ lone touchdown was a 37-yard run by Antario Brown with 36 seconds left in the first half, giving the Huskies a 16-14 lead. Brown finished with 93 yards on 24 carries. Richie had eight catches for 98 yards. Lombardi was 14-of-24 passing for 154 yards with one interception.

Bryant Koback’s 40-yard TD run gave Toledo a 7-6 lead with 4:55 left in the second quarter. Finn’s 75-yard scoring strike to Koback put the Rockets up 14-9 with 2:25 left before halftime. Koback ran for 91 yards on 12 carries and caught two passes for 85 yards. Finn completed 10 of 17 passes for 186 yards.


Akron 35, Bowling Green 20

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BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Blake Hester ran for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Zach Gibson threw three third-quarter touchdowns to rally Akron to a 35-20 win over Bowling Green on Saturday.

Gibson, who played briefly in one previous game, went 14 of 15 for 177 yards after taking over for injured starter Kato Nelson.

Hester’s first touchdown pulled Akron (2-4, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) within 13-7 at the half. In the third quarter Gibson completed three straight drives with touchdown passes to Konata Mumpfield for 1 and 9 yards and Nik Ognenovic for 21.

Then Hester, who had 106 yards and no touchdowns entering the game, capped a 91-yard drive with a 37-yard burst up the middle, making it 34-13.

The Zips, who had been outscored 58-7 in the third quarter this season, beat the Falcons in consecutive years for the first time since 2005-06. They piled up 387 yards after being minus-14 after their first four drives. Mumpfield had six catches for 106 yards.

The Falcons (2-4, 0-2) entered the game allowing just 94 yards a game through the air. Matt McDonald was 21 of 35 for 257 yards and two touchdowns but was intercepted three times. Tyrone Broden made four catches for 111 yards.


Eastern Michigan 13, Miami 12

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YPSILANTI, Mich. (AP) — Ben Bryant’s 16-yard pass to Bryson Cannon over the middle was the lone touchdown in a game that saw six field goals provide the bulk of the scoring as Eastern Michigan edged Miami (Ohio) 13-12 in a Mid-American Conference battle on Saturday.

The touchdown capped an eight-play, 73-yard drive as Cannon crashed through a pair of defenders to give Eastern Michigan (4-2, 1-1) a 7-6 lead midway through the second quarter. Chad Ryland tacked on field goals of 47 and 33 yards as the Eagles extended their lead to 13-6.

Graham Nicholson, who kicked four field goals for the RedHawks (2-4, 1-1), booted 31 and 44-yarders that cut the gap to 13-12 with 6:29 left to play.

Eastern Michigan sealed the one-point win when A.J. Mayer’s fourth-down pass was deflected at the line of scrimmage, ending the RedHawks final drive with under two minutes to go.

The Eagles took over and wound the clock down to almost zero before punting.

Bryant went 21-of-31 passing for 206 yards. Miami outgained the Eagles 385 yards to 257 with Mayer throwing for 259 yards. Jack Sorenson had 123 yards on seven catches for the RedHawks.?


Central Michigan 30, Ohio 27

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ATHENS, Ohio (AP) — Daniel Richardson threw the go-ahead touchdown to Kalil Pimpleton with 3:55 left and Central Michigan held on to beat Ohio 30-27 on Saturday.

The CMU (3-3, 1-1 Mid-American Conference) defense stuffed Ohio on its ensuing drive holding the Bobcats to minus-7 yards in three plays and forced the Bobcats to punt. The Chippewas proceeded to kill the clock from there.

Richardson threw for 257 yards, the score to Pimpleton and two interceptions. Lew Nichols III ran for 186 yards on 30 carries and two touchdowns for Central Michigan. Pimpleton also added a 7-yard end around for a score to give Central Michigan a 20-19 lead.

Sieh Bangura responded with a 40-yard touchdown run for Ohio and the two-point conversion gave the Bobcats a 27-20 advantage.

Ohio’s Armani Rogers completed 13-of-18 pass attempts for 190 yards and ran for a score.

Urías hits, pitches Dodgers past Giants to even NLDS series

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) With some mighty swings, solid pitching and defensive gems that have defined the Dodgers’ success the past decade, the defending World Series champions are headed home in prime playoff position having grabbed momentum away from the division-winning Giants.

Fittingly, this NL Division Series between rivals has become a back-and-forth fight.

Julio Urias shut down San Francisco and contributed an RBI single for his cause, Cody Bellinger and AJ Pollock delivered two-run doubles to break it open in the sixth, and Los Angeles pounded the Giants 9-2 on Saturday night to even the series between baseball’s two winningest teams at one game apiece.

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts declared earlier in the day, “We’re going to play this game essentially like a do or die,” and the reigning champs did just that by continuing to add on all game, including Will Smith’s leadoff homer in the eighth.

Now, NL West runner-up Los Angeles – second place despite 106 wins to the Giants’ 107 – is going to Chavez Ravine with a chance to ride this win and hand ace Max Scherzer the ball next.

“It’s a good feeling,” Roberts said. “It’s interesting how the narrative changes from game to game. Right now, it’s a three-game series, we have home-field advantage and we have Max on the mound. I like where we’re at.”

The best-of-five set shifts to Dodger Stadium for Game 3 on Monday night all square, hardly a surprise considering how close these clubs played for months. The Giants edged the Dodgers for the division on the final day and took the season series 10-9 but were outscored overall 80-78.

“It’s great to win one on the road,” Dodgers star Mookie Betts said. “Julio pitched a great game. Any type of atmosphere like this, he’s going to come ready to pitch.”

Urias hit an RBI single in the second to give Los Angeles the lead, and Betts followed with a run-scoring single.

And those “Let’s go, Giants!” chants were suddenly competing against the fired-up Los Angeles faithful’s “Let’s go, Dodgers!” in a boisterous, largely orange sellout crowd of 42,275.

“It was exciting to get the team going, I think they fed off that,” Urias said through an interpreter.

San Francisco answered right back in the bottom half when Urias walked Wilmer Flores leading off and gave up Brandon Crawford’s single. Flores advanced on Evan Longoria’s deep flyball to center and scored on a sacrifice fly by Donovan Solano.

Urias hardly looked rattled.

Leading up to his start, the 25-year-old lefty stressed how facing these Giants would take an immense focus – and the 20-game winner sure looked the part from first pitch in outdueling Giants All-Star right-hander Kevin Gausman.

Urias went unbeaten over his final 17 regular-season starts since June 21, going 11-0 during that stretch that included a Sept. 4 victory here at raucous Oracle Park. He struck out five and walked one over five innings Saturday, giving up one run on three hits.

“I’ve never seen him not having his stuff. He always has it,” Giants infielder Wilmer Flores said.

Gausman, furiously chomping his bubble gum, had a tough act to follow after a gem by Logan Webb in his postseason debut a night earlier, when the right-hander and a pair of relievers held the slugging Dodgers to five hits in a 4-0 victory.

Trea Turner doubled leading off the sixth, and after Justin Turner struck out, Smith walked to chase Gausman after 5 1/3 innings in which he struck out seven and walked three.

Trea Turner also contributed two stellar defensive plays at second base, while Betts thwarted a potential Giants rally in the sixth with a perfect throw from right field to catch Flores at third. Flores took responsibility for the move.

“Sometimes you just do things you can’t really explain,” Betts said of his play. “And that was just one of them.”

Buster Posey’s sixth-inning single gave him 54 career playoff hits, most in Giants postseason history. He had three hits in the game.

“Obviously looking forward to turning the page on tonight’s game and getting ready for Los Angeles,” Giants manager Gabe Kapler said. “It wasn’t our best effort tonight. Dodgers just swung the bats better than us, made more pitches than us, made more plays than us.

“So as we’ve done all season long, we’ll turn the page and get ready for an off day, an off day of preparation and get ready for Game 3.”

Fried sharp, Braves blank Brewers 3-0 to tie NLDS at 1-all

MILWAUKEE (AP) Max Fried pitched six sharp innings and Atlanta’s bullpen held on after manager Brian Snitker’s quick hook, sending the Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Saturday to tie their NL Division Series at a game apiece.

The Brewers brought the tying run to the plate in each of the last three innings but couldn’t get a key hit.

Austin Riley homered and Ozzie Albies hit an RBI double for the Braves, who bounced back after losing 2-1 in Game 1.

The best-of-five series heads to Atlanta for Game 3 on Monday.

Fried struck out nine, allowed three hits and didn’t walk anybody. The Brewers didn’t get a runner in scoring position until Willy Adames hit a two-out double in the sixth, and Fried responded by striking out Eduardo Escobar.

The left-hander went 7-0 with a 1.46 ERA over his last 11 regular-season starts. Counting Saturday’s performance, Fried has allowed just one earned run over 29 innings in his last four starts.

This was the second straight exceptional outing by a Braves starter in a series that has been dominated by pitching.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton held Milwaukee scoreless through six innings Friday, but allowed a two-run homer to Rowdy Tellez in the seventh inning on his 85th and final pitch.

Snitker made sure Fried didn’t get quite that far. Fried had thrown 81 pitches when he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh.

The move nearly gave Atlanta two extra runs. After pinch-hitter Joc Pederson singled, Jorge Soler hit a deep drive that left fielder Christian Yelich caught in front of the wall.

Then the Brewers made things interesting against Atlanta’s bullpen.

After reliever Luke Jackson struck out the first two batters he faced in the seventh, Luis Urias singled and Lorenzo Cain walked to bring the potential tying run to the plate. Tyler Matzek replaced Jackson and got out of the jam by striking out pinch-hitter Tyrone Taylor.

Jace Peterson walked and Kolten Wong singled to start the bottom of the eighth, but Matzek worked out of it by retiring Adames, Escobar and Avisail Garcia in order.

Will Smith worked around a leadoff walk to Yelich and a single by Urias in the ninth by getting a flyout and a groundball double play for his first career postseason save.

Four Atlanta pitchers struck out 14 and combined on a six-hitter.

The Braves took a 2-0 lead in the third off Brandon Woodruff and were inches away from getting a third run in that inning.

Soler hit a one-out double down the left-field line and beat the throw home when Freddie Freeman singled to right. Albies drove in Freeman with an RBI double that went off the yellow at the top of the right-field wall.

Albies was left stranded at second, but the Braves extended the lead to 3-0 three innings later when Riley sent an 0-1 pitch over the center-field wall.

Woodruff struck out seven while allowing three runs, five hits and one walk in six innings. The All-Star right-hander had the worst run support of any major league starting pitcher during the regular season, which explains why he went 9-10 despite owning a sparkling 2.56 ERA.

Fried sharp, Braves blank Brewers 3-0 to tie NLDS at 1-all

MILWAUKEE (AP) Max Fried says his strategy in pressure situations is to avoid making too much of the moment.

The approach that worked so well for the Atlanta Braves left-hander in the regular season also is paying dividends in the playoffs.

Fried pitched six sharp innings and Atlanta’s bullpen held on after manager Brian Snitker’s quick hook, sending the Braves over the Milwaukee Brewers 3-0 Saturday to tie their NL Division Series at a game apiece.

The best-of-five series heads to Atlanta for Game 3 on Monday.

“He was phenomenal – all you could ask for,” said Atlanta’s Austin Riley, who homered in the sixth inning. “He came out, pounded the zone. He’s been doing that since the All-Star break.”

Once Fried was pulled, it got more dicey for the Braves.

The Brewers brought the tying run to the plate against Atlanta’s bullpen in each of the last three innings but couldn’t get a key hit. They couldn’t do much of anything against Fried, who has allowed just one earned run over 29 innings in his last four starts.

Fried struck out nine, gave up three hits and didn’t walk anybody. The Brewers didn’t get a runner in scoring position until Willy Adames hit a two-out double in the sixth, and Fried responded by striking out Eduardo Escobar.

“He’s just a really good pitcher, executing a lot of pitches,” Brewers manager Craig Counsell said. “It spells a tough night for the offense.”

Fried went 7-0 with a 1.46 ERA over his last 11 regular-season starts while pitching his best down the stretch.

He produced arguably Atlanta’s biggest pitching performance of the regular season Sept. 25. The Braves had lost to San Diego earlier that day in the resumption of a suspended game. Hours later, Fried threw a three-hit shutout to stabilize the Braves’ division lead.

Fried delivered again Saturday as the Braves bounced back from a 2-1 loss in Game 1.

“You just try to focus and realize that this is the same game we’ve been playing all year,” Fried said. “The stakes might be a little bit higher, but you go out there and make the pitch that you’re supposed to make, that’s going to trump all.”

This was the second straight exceptional outing by a Braves starter in a series that has been dominated by pitching.

Atlanta’s Charlie Morton held Milwaukee scoreless through six innings Friday, but allowed a two-run homer to Rowdy Tellez in the seventh inning on his 85th and final pitch.

Snitker made sure Fried didn’t get that far. Fried had thrown 81 pitches when he was pulled for a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh.

“He bled it out there in the sixth,” Snitker said. “He went through the meat of their lineup and expended what I felt was a lot of energy right there, in a real big moment in playoff baseball. Charlie’s been through this 100 times. Max is just cutting his teeth with all this.”

The move nearly gave Atlanta two extra runs. After pinch-hitter Joc Pederson singled, Jorge Soler hit a deep drive that left fielder Christian Yelich caught in front of the wall.

Then the Brewers made things interesting against Atlanta’s bullpen.

After Luke Jackson struck out the first two batters he faced in the seventh, Luis Urias singled and Lorenzo Cain walked. Tyler Matzek replaced Jackson and got out of the jam by striking out pinch-hitter Tyrone Taylor.

Jace Peterson walked and Kolten Wong singled to start the bottom of the eighth, but Matzek worked out of it by retiring Adames, Escobar and Avisail Garcia in order.

Will Smith worked around a leadoff walk to Yelich and a single by Urias in the ninth by getting a flyout and a groundball double play for his first career postseason save.

“I thought in those three innings, we got runners on base,” Counsell said. “We had some pitches to hit. And we just fouled them off.”

Four Atlanta pitchers struck out 14 and combined on a six-hitter.

The Braves pulled ahead for good with two runs in the third off Brandon Woodruff. They were inches away from getting a third run in that inning.

Soler hit a one-out double down the left-field line and scored on Freddie Freeman’s single. Albies drove in Freeman with an RBI double that went off the yellow at the top of the right-field wall.

Albies responded to the double by doing push-ups near second base out of frustration that he didn’t homer.

“Tomorrow’s an off-day,” Albies said. “I might work out from 8 a.m. until 8 p.m. That ball has to go out.”

Woodruff struck out seven while allowing three runs, five hits and one walk in six innings. The All-Star right-hander had the worst run support of any major league starting pitcher during the regular season, which explains why he went 9-10 despite owning a sparkling 2.56 ERA.

Gonzaga coach Mark Few to miss 3 games following DUI arrest

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) Gonzaga coach Mark Few will miss two exhibition games and the first game of the regular season after he was arrested last month on suspicion of driving under the influence.

The school made the announcement before the Bulldogs’ kickoff event – “Kraziness in the Kennel” – on Saturday.

Few will not be on the sideline for Gonzaga’s exhibition games on Oct. 31 against Eastern Oregon and Nov. 5 against Lewis-Clark State, and the regular-season opener on Nov. 9 versus Dixie State. His first game will be Nov. 13 against Texas, a showdown of expected top-10 teams.

“I have had a month to reflect on the regretful decisions I made on Sept. 6. I again offer my sincere apology and I remain committed to learning from this mistake,” Few said in a statement. “As a consequence of my error in judgment, I will not be present at Kraziness in the Kennel and the first three games of our season. I know this impacts our student-athletes and the coaching staff as we begin the season. I understand the severity of my actions and am sorry for the impact this consequence has on our team.”

Few was pulled over on Sept. 6 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, about 30 miles east of the Gonzaga campus. The officer was responding to a report of a black SUV swerving erratically and speeding.

Few’s breath smelled of alcohol and he had bloodshot eyes on the night he was arrested, though he initially told a police officer he had not been drinking, according to probable cause documents from police.

Under further questioning by the officer, Few eventually said he had two beers that day, with his last beer coming about four hours before he was pulled over.

Few provided breath samples at the scene that registered blood-alcohol concentrations of .119 and .120, which is above the legal limit of .08.

Gonzaga athletic director Chris Standiford said he continues to have full confidence in Few leading the program.

“I believe it is possible to both address the seriousness of an incident and the need for accountability, while extending support and compassion to one who both accepts responsibility and commits to resolve their failing,” Standiford said in a statement.

Few has coached Gonzaga for 22 seasons and has never generated much off-court controversy. He has taken the Bulldogs to the NCAA Tournament every year except 2020, when the tournament was canceled because of the pandemic. Gonzaga lost to Baylor in the national title game earlier this year. Few is 630-125 at Gonzaga, and his .834 winning percentage is the best of any active coach.

Fury stops Wilder in 11th in another heavyweight thriller

LAS VEGAS (AP) After three fights featuring nine combined knockdowns and many unforgettable moments, Tyson Fury finally ended his epic heavyweight rivalry with Deontay Wilder with one last valedictory punch.

Fury got up from two fourth-round knockdowns and stopped Wilder with a devastating right hand in the 11th round Saturday night, retaining his WBC title in a thrilling conclusion to a superlative boxing trilogy.

Fury (31-0-1, 22 KOs) finished Wilder for the second straight time in their three bouts, but only after a back-and-forth evening featuring five combined knockdowns and several apparent moments of imminent defeat for both men. Wilder ultimately ended up facedown on the canvas at 1:10 of the 11th round after a chopping right hand fired from high in the air by the 6-foot-9 Fury.

“It was a great fight,” said Fury, the sport’s lineal heavyweight champion and a former unified world champ. “It was worthy of any trilogy in the history of the sport. He’s a top fighter, and he gave me a real (test) tonight.”

Wilder was knocked down in the third round and appeared to be on his way out, but he improbably rallied to knock down Fury twice in the final minutes of the fourth. The British champion was profoundly shaken, but he also gathered himself and fought on.

Wilder (42-2-1) absorbed enormous punishment and appeared to be physically drained for much of the bout, but the veteran American champ showed his toughness while still throwing power shots on weary legs.

Fury knocked down Wilder again with a concussive right hand midway through the 10th, but Wilder stunned Fury in the final seconds of the round. Fury persevered – and after the referee jumped in to wave it off in the 11th, Fury climbed onto the ropes in weary celebration before a frenzied crowd of 15,820 at T-Mobile Arena on the south end of the Las Vegas Strip.

“Don’t ever doubt me when the chips are down,” Fury said. “I can always deliver.”

Fury then broke into a rendition of “Walking in Memphis,” in keeping with his post-fight tradition of serenading his crowds.

The fight likely concluded one of the most memorable rivalries in recent boxing history, a trilogy defined by two remarkable displays of pugilistic tenacity. Any three-fight series is a rarity in the fractured modern sport, but Fury and Wilder brought out the best in each other through a rivalry spanning nearly three calendar years.

They met first in late 2018 in downtown Los Angeles, where Wilder knocked down Fury twice in the late rounds of an excellent fight otherwise controlled by Fury. The second knockdown in the 12th round left Fury flat on his back and motionless while Wilder celebrated, but Fury improbably rose and reached the bell in a bout judged a split draw.

The second bout was in Las Vegas in February 2020, and Fury’s dominance was much clearer. The British champ battered Wilder until the seventh round, when Wilder’s corner threw in the towel on a one-sided victory and Fury claimed Wilder’s WBC title belt.

In this climactic third meeting, Wilder was somehow even tougher – and he repeatedly came close to beating Fury, a superior technician.

Wilder opened the first round with a strong jab and a good game plan, but appeared to tire early when he didn’t hurt Fury early. In the final minute of the third, Fury stunned Wilder with a shot and then escaped a clinch to land a two-punch combination that put Wilder down to his knees. Fury battered Wilder again with the crowd on its feet, but Wilder made it to the bell.

Fury appeared to be in control until late in the fourth, when Wilder landed a powerful right hand squarely to the top of Fury’s head. Fury staggered and eventually fell to the canvas, only to get up and then be put down again moments later amid the crowd’s stunned roars.

Fury made it to the fourth-round bell, and both fighters landed impossibly big shots without a knockdown in the fifth and sixth. Fury hurt Wilder in the seventh with a series of punches that sent Wilder sprawling back against the ropes.

Fury hurt a visibly exhausted Wilder again in the eighth with two huge shots, and the ringside doctor examined Wilder before allowing the fight to continue into the ninth.

Another damaging right hand from Fury swept Wilder’s legs out from under him in the 10th, but Wilder finished the round, even hurting Fury late.

It ended with one more right hand from close range. Wilder reached for the ropes on his way down, but landed facedown with his eyes glassy.

The bout was another loss for Wilder, but a validation of the former U.S. Olympian’s impressive toughness, as well as his determination to get this third fight even after the one-sided nature of their second meeting.

Last year, Wilder handled his first defeat since the 2008 Beijing Olympics in bizarre fashion. He fired Mark Breland, his longtime trainer who threw in the towel, and then accused him of spiking his water bottle with a muscle relaxant. Wilder also claimed Fury had illegal gloves, among a litany of far-fetched claims that left Fury – no stranger to ridiculous behavior himself – ridiculing Wilder for his lack of professionalism.

“I beat him three times,” Fury said after the finale. “I tried to show him respect, and he wouldn’t give it back.”

But Wilder also exercised the rematch clause in his contract to reclaim his belt, and an arbitrator ruled in his favor after Fury attempted to book a showdown with fellow British heavyweight Anthony Joshua. Fury resignedly agreed to complete the trilogy, but made it clear he expected to stop Wilder again.

It happened, but only after much more drama than even Fury could have imagined.

Packers place cornerback Jaire Alexander on injured reserve

GREEN BAY, Wis. (AP) The Green Bay Packers have placed Jaire Alexander on injured reserve, sidelining the cornerback for at least the next three games.

The Packers announced the move Saturday.

Alexander hurt a shoulder Sunday in a 27-17 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers. Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Friday he was hopeful that Alexander will avoid surgery and could “be back with us in a matter of weeks.”

The injury leaves the Packers (3-1) without their best cornerback. Alexander made the Pro Bowl and earned second-team honors in All-Pro balloting last season.

In other moves, the Packers activated defensive lineman Tyler Lancaster from the reserve/COVID-19 list and elevated guard Ben Braden and wide receiver Equanimeous St. Brown from the practice squad to their active roster for Sunday’s game at Cincinnati (3-1).

49ers place TE George Kittle on IR with calf injury

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) The San Francisco 49ers placed star tight end George Kittle on injured reserve Saturday with a calf injury that has been bothering him for weeks.

Kittle played through the injury last week but was unable to practice at all this week. The Niners decided to shut him down for at least the next three games in hopes he can be completely healed for the second half of the season.

Kittle will be eligible to return on Nov. 7 when the Niners host Arizona.

This is the third straight year Kittle has missed time with injuries. He missed two games in 2019 with a knee injury and eight games last season with injuries to his knee and foot.

Kittle has 19 catches for 227 yards in four games this season. His 283 career catches since being drafted in the fifth round in 2017 are third-most for any tight end in that span, and he ranks second to Kansas City’s Travis Kelce with 3,806 yards receiving.

The move with Kittle means the Niners (2-2) will be without one of their top playmakers and starting quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo when they play the undefeated Cardinals on Sunday.

Rookie Trey Lance will start at quarterback in place of Garoppolo, who is also sidelined with a calf injury.

San Francisco activated Nate Sudfeld from the practice for Sunday’s game to serve as Lance’s backup. Tight end Tanner Hudson also was elevated to the active roster for the game.

The Niners also promoted receiver Travis Benjamin from the practice squad to take Kittle’s spot on the active roster.

NFL WEEKEND CAPSULES: WEEK 5

NEW YORK JETS (1-3) VS. ATLANTA FALCONS (1-3)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 9:30 AM ET // TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR STADIUM // REFEREE: TONY CORRENTE

LEADER: Falcons lead all-time series, 7-5

STREAKS: Falcons have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/29/17: Falcons 25 at Jets 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/7/13: Jets 30, Falcons 28 (Atlanta)

JETS NOTES:

QB ZACH WILSON (rookie) completed 21 of 34 passes (61.8 pct.) for season-high 297 yards with 2 TDs vs. INT for season-high 97.3 rating last week in 1st-career win. • RB MICHAEL CARTER (rookie) rushed for 1st-career TD last week. Ranks 4th among rookie RBs with 171 scrimmage yards (127 rush, 44 rec.) this season. RB TEVIN COLEMAN had 3,350 scrimmage yards (2,340 rush, 1,010 rec.) & 29 TDs (18 rush, 11 rec.) in 4 seasons with Atl. (2015-18). • WR COREY DAVIS had 4 catches for season-high 111 yards & TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row on road this season with 5+ catches. Had 5 catches for 91 yards & TD in only career game vs. Atl. (9/29/19 w/ Ten.). Has 90+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NFC South. WR JAMISON CROWDER had team-high 7 catches for 61 yards & TD last week in season debut. Had 8 catches for 87 yards in only career game vs. Atl. (10/11/15 w/ Was.). Has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. NFC South. WR KEELAN COLE had season-high 92 rec. yards in Week 4. • DL QUINNEN WILLIAMS had 6 tackles & 2 sacks last week, 2ndcareer game with 2 sacks. Aims for 3rd in row with 1.5+ sacks. LB QUINCY WILLIAMS had career-high 12 tackles, PD & 1st-career sack in Week 4. Quinnen & Quincy became 1st pair of brothers with sacks in same game since 1982. LB C.J. MOSLEY led team with season-high 13 tackles & had 1st sack of season last week. Aims for 4th in row with 10+ tackles. DE JOHN FRANKLINMEYERS has sack in 3 of 4 games this season.

FALCONS:

QB MATT RYAN passed for 283 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.5 rating in Week 4, his 13th-career game with 4+ TD passes. Passed for 319 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111 rating in last home meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYJ & 3rd in row overall with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Passed for 2 TDs vs. INT & 108.3 rating in only previous International game (10/26/14 vs. Det. at Wembley Stadium). • RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had 5 receptions, 116 scrimmage yards (82 rec., 34 rush) & became 1st RB in franchise history with 3 rec. TDs in single game last week. Is 1 of 4 (JAMES CONNER, ROB GRONKOWSKI & COOPER KUPP) with 2 games with 2+ TDs in 2021. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & 4th in row with 5+ catches. RB MIKE DAVIS had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Has 60+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 games this season. • WR CALVIN RIDLEY had team-high 7 receptions & 80 rec. yards in Week 4. Has 5+ catches in 11 consecutive games, 2nd-longest active streak in NFL (DAVANTE ADAMS – 16). TE KYLE PITTS leads rookie TEs in receptions (15) & rec. yards (189). • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN had team-high 12 tackles & 4thcareer sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 12+ tackles. LB DEION JONES had 11 tackles last week. Has 11+ tackles in 3 of 4 games this season. Had 11 tackles in last meeting. S ERIK HARRIS tied his career high with 3 PD last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NFLN (9:30 AM ET): Greg Gumbel, Adam Archuleta, AJ Ross, Melissa Stark (field reporters) SIRIUS: 133 (NYJ), 85 (Atl.) | XM: 384 (NYJ), 228 (Atl.) | SXM App: 824 (NYJ), 801 (Atl.)

PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (1-3) AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (3-1)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // BANK OF AMERICA STADIUM // REFEREE: SHAWN HOCHULI

LEADER: Eagles lead all-time series, 7-4

STREAKS: Panthers have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 10/21/18: Panthers 21 at Eagles 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/12/17: Eagles 28, Panthers 23

EAGLES NOTES:

QB JALEN HURTS passed for career-high 387 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105.1 rating & had 47 rush yards in Week 4. Has 300+ pass yards in 4 of his 8 career starts & 40+ rush yards in 6 of his 8 career starts. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his 1st 4 games in 2021. Is only QB with 1,100+ pass yards (1,167) & 200+ rush yards (226) this season. • RB MILES SANDERS has 80+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. Since 2019, ranks 3rd among RBs with 4.9 yards per rush attempt (min. 300 atts.). Rookie RB KENNETH GAINWELL set career highs in receptions (6) & scrimmage yards (89) in Week 4 & had 2nd-career rush TD last week. • TE ZACH ERTZ had season-high 6 receptions for 60 yards in Week 4. Had 9 receptions for 138 yards in last meeting. Had 2 rec. TDs in last road meeting. TE DALLAS GOEDERT had seasonhigh 5 catches for 56 yards & 2nd rec. TD of season last week. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Rookie WR DEVONTA SMITH had career-high 7 receptions & 1st-career 100-yard game (122) last week. WR GREG WARD aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. • DT JAVON HARGRAVE had 6 tackles & sack last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFC (DANIELLE HUNTER & CHANDLER JONES) with 5 sacks in 2021. Aims for his 5th in row with 6+ tackles. LB ERIC WILSON led team with 10 tackles & had 1st INT of season last week. Since 2020, is 1 of 2 LBs (LOGAN WILSON) with 4+ INTs (4). LB ALEX SINGLETON aims for his 4th in row with 9+ tackles. CB DARIUS SLAY leads NFL with 111 PD since 2013.

PANTHERS NOTES:

QB SAM DARNOLD passed for 301 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 85.5 rating & had 2 rush TDs in Week 4. Became 1st QB ever with 5 rush TDs in his team’s 1st 4 games of season. Became 6th QB since 1970 with 2 rush TDs in consecutive games. Is only NFC QB with 3 games of 300+ pass yards in 2021. Aims for his 4th in row with 300+ pass yards. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY has 1,428 scrimmage yards (158.7 per game) & 12 TDs (10 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 9 at home. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 135+ scrimmage yards. Had 10 receptions & TD catch in last home meeting. Rookie RB CHUBA HUBBARD aims for his 3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR DJ MOORE had 8 receptions for 113 yards & 2 rec. TDs in Week 4, his 3rd-career game with 2 TD catches. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rec. yards & 4th in row with 8+ receptions. Is only player in NFL with 6+ catches in each of 1st 4 games in 2021. WR ROBBY ANDERSON had season-high 5 catches in Week 4. WR BRANDON ZYLSTRA had season-high 63 rec. yards last week. • DE BRIAN BURNS has 6 sacks in his past 6 & aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. Aims for his 3rd in row overall with PD. LB HAASON REDDICK has 12 sacks & 7 FFs in his past 8. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with Car. with 1.5+ sacks. LB SHAQ THOMPSON has 10+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 7+ tackles. S JEREMY CHINN aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ tackles.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Joe Davis, Greg Olsen, Pam Oliver (field reporter) SIRIUS: 211 (Phi.), 98 (Car.) | XM: 388 (Phi.), 229 (Car.) | SXM App: 825 (Phi.), 804 (Car.)

GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (3-1)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // PAUL BROWN STADIUM // REFEREE: BILL VINOVICH

LEADER: Bengals lead all-time series, 7-6

STREAKS: Bengals have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 9/24/17: Bengals 24 at Packers 27 (OT)

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/22/13: Bengals 34, Packers 30

PACKERS NOTES:

QB AARON RODGERS passed for 248 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 95.6 rating & had 32nd-career rush TD last week. Has 420 career TD passes, tied with HOFer DAN MARINO for 6th-most in NFL history. Passed 313 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 102.6 rating in last meeting. Has 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 6 of his past 7 on road. Aims for his 4th in row in 2021 with 2+ TD passes. • RB AARON JONES had 99 scrimmage yards (51 rec., 48 rush) in Week 4. Aims for his 4th in row with 95+ scrimmage yards. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 on road. Since 2019, ranks 2nd in NFL with 35 TDs (27 rush, 8 rec.). RB A.J. DILLON had season-high 97 scrimmage yards (81 rush, 16 rec.) last week. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 6 catches for 64 yards in Week 4. Has 5+ catches in 16 consecutive games, longest active streak in NFL. Had 60 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 13 rec. TDs in his past 13 on road. Aims for his 15th in row on road with 5+ receptions. WR RANDALL COBB had 5 catches for team-high 69 yards & 2 rec. TDs, his 8th-career game with 2+ TD catches. TE ROBERT TONYAN is 1 of 4 TEs with 60+ receptions (60) & 10+ rec. TDs (12) since 2020. • LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL led team with 9 tackles & had PD in Week 4. Aims for his 4th in row with 9+ tackles. Rookie CB ERIC STOKES had 2 PD & 1st-career INT last week. Aims for his 5th in row with PD. DL KENNY CLARK had 5th-career FR in Week 4. LB RASHAN GARY had sack last week. DL KINGSLEY KEKE had 5th-career sack & 2nd-career FF in Week 4.

BENGALS NOTES:

QB JOE BURROW completed 25 of 32 passes (career-high 78.1 pct.) for season-high 348 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career high 132.8 rating last week. Is 1 of 4 in NFL (DEREK CARR, PATRICK MAHOMES & MATTHEW STAFFORD) with 2+ TD passes in each of 1st 4 weeks. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 2+ TD passes & 105+ rating. • RB JOE MIXON rushed for 2nd TD of season last week. Had 101 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 39 rec.) in last meeting. • WR TYLER BOYD set season highs in catches (9) & rec. yards (118) in Week 4. Has 7+ catches in 2 of past 3. Has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC North. Rookie WR JA’MARR CHASE had season-high 6 catches for 77 yards last week. Has rec. TD in 3 of 4 career games. Aims for 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. Leads rookies in rec. yards (297) & rec. TDs (4). TE C.J. UZOMAH set career highs in rec. yards (95) & rec. TDs (2) last week. • LB LOGAN WILSON led team with 10 tackles & had 1st sack of season in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Has INT in 2 of past 3. Leads all LBs with 3 INTs in 2021. LB GERMAINE PRATT had 8 tackles & TFL last week. Has 6+ tackles in 3 of 4 games this season. Aims for 3rd in row at home with TFL. DE TREY HENDRICKSON has sack in 2 of past 3. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC North. S VONN BELL aims for his 8th in row vs. NFC with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC North with TFL. S JESSIE BATES aims for his 4th in row at home with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC North with TFL.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Lindsay Czarniak (field reporter) SIRIUS: 113 (GB), 83 (Cin.) | XM: 386 (GB), 225 (Cin.) | SXM App: 811 (GB), 806 (Cin.)

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (1-3) AT HOUSTON TEXANS (1-3)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // NRG STADIUM // REFEREE: SCOTT NOVAK

LEADER: Patriots lead all-time series, 8-3

STREAKS: Texans have won past 2

LAST GAME: 11/22/20: Patriots 20 at Texans 27

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/22/20

PATS NOTES:

QB MAC JONES (rookie) completed 31 of 40 passes (season-high 77.5 pct.) for 275 yards & season-high 2 TDs vs. INT for 101.6 rating last week. Leads all rookies in completions (112), comp. pct. (70) & pass yards (1,012) this season. • RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 54 scrimmage yards (43 rush, 11 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Aims for his 8th in row on road with 50+ scrimmage yards. RB BRANDON BOLDEN tied career-high with 6 catches for 51 yards last week. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS led team with 8 catches for 70 yards in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with 8+ catches. WR KENDRICK BOURNE had 5 catches for 58 yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. WR NELSON AGHOLOR had 55 rec. yards in Week 4. Had 5 catches for 116 yards & TD in only career game vs. Hou. (12/23/18 w/ Phi.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with 100+ rec. yards. TE HUNTER HENRY had 1st TD catch of season last week. Had rec. TD in only career game vs. Hou. (11/27/16 w/ Chargers). TE JONNU SMITH had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 4. • DB J.C. JACKSON aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. Has PD in 3 of 4 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with INT. DB JONATHAN JONES tied career-high with 9 tackles last week. Has 2 PD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Hou. DB KYLE DUGGER had season-high 7 tackles & TFL last week. Aims for 5th in row with TFL. LB MATT JUDON aims for 4th in row with sack & 3rd in row with 2+ TFL. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. AFC South with TFL.

TEXANS NOTES:

QB DAVIS MILLS (rookie) completed 11 of 21 passes (52.4 pct.) for 87 yards last week. • RB MARK INGRAM has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. NE. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 8 vs. AFC East. Leads all active RBs in rush yards (7,495) & rush TDs (63). RB DAVID JOHNSON had 132 scrimmage yards (89 rush, 43 rec.) & rush TD in only career game vs. NE (9/11/16 w/ Az.). Has 550 scrimage yards (110 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 5 career games vs. AFC East. RB PHILLIP LINDSAY rushed for 101 yards in only career game vs. NE (10/18/16 w/ Den.). • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 5 catches for 47 yards last week. Is 1 of 2 in AFC (HUNTER RENFROW) with 5+ catches in each of 1st 4 weeks of season. Had 4 catches for 85 yards in last meeting. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. AFC East. Had 65 catches for 1,082 yards & 7 TDs for NE in 2017. TE JORDAN AKINS had 5 catches for 83 yards in last meeting. • LB ZACH CUNNINGHAM aims for his 5th in row vs. NE with 7+ tackles. Since 2019, ranks 3rd in NFL with 328 tackles. LB CHRISTIAN KIRKSEY had 7 tackles & PD in Week 3. Aims for his 6th in row with 6+ tackles. DE WHITNEY MERCILUS had sack last week & has sack in 3 of 4 games this season. Aims for 5th in row with TFL. CB DESMOND KING led team with 9 tackles & had 1st TFL & FF of season in Week 4. Had TFL in only career game vs. NE (10/29/17 w/ LAC). CB LONNIE JOHNSON had 1stcareer INT last week. Had 5 tackles in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Andrew Catalon, James Lofton, Amanda Balionis (field reporter) SIRIUS: 134 (NE), 81 (Hou.) | XM: 385 (NE), 226 (Hou.) | SXM App: 821 (NE), 812 (Hou.)

TENNESSEE TITANS (2-2) VS. JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (0-4)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // TIAA BANK FIELD // REFEREE: ALEX KEMP

LEADER: Titans lead all-time series, 31-21

STREAKS: Titans have won past 3

LAST GAME: 12/13/20: Titans 31 at Jaguars 10

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/13/20

TITANS NOTES:

QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 30 of 49 passes (61.2 pct.) for 298 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs last week. Has 10 TDs (8 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 150.9 rating in his past 3 vs. Jax. Has 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. • RB DERRICK HENRY rushed for 157 yards & TD last week, 11thcareer game with 150+ rush yards, most in NFL since 2016. Has 175+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. Aims for 4th in row with 110+ rush yards. Rushed for 215 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 175+ scrimmage yards & 7th in row vs. division with 100+ rush yards. Leads NFL with 635 scrimmage yards & 510 rush yards. RB JEREMY MCNICHOLS had career-high 85 scrimmage yards (74 rec., 11 rush) & led team with 8 catches in Week 4. • WR A.J. BROWN aims for his 3rd in row vs. Jax. with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. division. WR JULIO JONES has 24 catches for 369 yards (123 per game) & 2 TDs in 3 career games vs. Jax. WR CHESTER ROGERS set season-highs in catches (5) & rec. yards (63) last week. • S KEVIN BYARD had season-high 6 tackles & PD in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Tied career-high with 11 tackles in last meeting. CB KRISTIAN FULTON had 2nd-career INT last week. Is 1 of 3 in AFC (ANTHONY AVERETT & BYRON JONES) with PD in each of 1st 4 weeks of season. Has INT in last meeting. LB HAROLD LANDRY led team with 7 tackles & had sack in Week 4. Has 0.5+ sacks in 3 of 4 games this season.

JAGS NOTES:

QB TREVOR LAWRENCE (rookie) completed 17 of 24 passes (season-high 70.8 pct.) for 204 yards & 0 INTs for season-high 96.5 rating & rushed for 1st-career TD last week. Leads all rookies with 5 TD passes this season. • RB JAMES ROBINSON rushed for 78 yards & season-high 2 TDs last week, 2nd-career game with 2 rush TDs. Aims for 3rd in row with 75+ rush yards & rush TD. Has 203 scrimmage yards (101.5 per game) & rush TD in 2 career games vs. Ten. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 at home. • WR MARVIN JONES has 5+ catches in 3 of 4 games this season. Has 18 catches for 230 yards (115 per game) & TD in 2 career games vs. Ten., incl. tying his career-high with 10 catches in his last game (12/20/20 w/ Det.). WR LAVISKA SHENAULT had 6 catches & career-high 110 scrimmage yards (99 rec., 11 rush) last week. Had 6 catches for 49 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with 6+ catches. • LB MYLES JACK tied for team lead with 8 tackles in Week 4. Aims for his 14th in row with 5+ tackles. Had 10 tackles & TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ten. with 10+ tackles. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 vs. Ten. DE/LB JOSH ALLEN had 1st PD of season last week. Had 2 sacks & FF in only career home game vs. Ten. (9/19/19). DE ADAM GOTSIS had sack last week & has sack in 2 of 3 games this season. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL. CB TYSON CAMPBELL had 8 tackles & TFL in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with 8 tackles. Has PD in 2 of past 3.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Tom McCarthy, Tiki Barber SIRIUS: 132 (Ten.), 99 (Jax.) | XM: 389 (Ten.), 230 (Jax.) | SXM App: 830 (Ten.), 814 (Jax.)

DETROIT LIONS (0-4) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (1-3)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // U.S. BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: CLETE BLAKEMAN

LEADER: Vikings lead all-time series, 78-39-2

STREAKS: Vikings have won past 7

LAST GAME: 1/3/21: Vikings 37 at Lions 35

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/8/20: Vikings 34, Lions 20

LIONS NOTES:

QB JARED GOFF passed for 299 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 105 rating in Week 4. Has 90+ rating in each of 1st 4 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 2+ TD passes. Completed 26 of 33 atts. (78.8 pct.) for 465 yards & career high 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for career-high 158.3 rating in his last game vs. Min. (9/27/18 w/ LAR). • RB D’ANDRE SWIFT has 167 scrimmage yards (83.5 per game) & rush TD in 2 career games vs. Min. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. NFC North. Ranks 2nd among RBs with 23 catches in 2021 & is 1 of 2 RBs (CHASE EDMONDS) with 4+ catches in each of 1st 4 games. RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had season-high 66 rush yards in Week 4. Had 102 scrimmage yards (75 rush, 27 rec.) & 6 catches in his last game vs. Min. (11/1/20 w/ GB). Swift (338) & Williams (280) are 1 of 3 pairs of RB teammates each with 250+ scrimmage yards in 2021. • TE T.J. HOCKENSON leads NFC TEs in receptions (22) & ranks 2nd in rec. yards (215). Had 5 catches & rec. TD in last road meeting. WR QUINTEZ CEPHUS had team-high 83 rec. yards last week. Had 51 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. WR KALIF RAYMOND had 1st-career game with 2 rec. TDs in Week 4. • LB CHARLES HARRIS had sack & 1st-career FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with sack. LB ALEX ANZALONE aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles. CB AMANI ORUWARIYE had 5th-career INT last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with INT.

VIKINGS NOTES:

QB KIRK COUSINS has 1,923 pass yards (274.7 per game) & 18 TDs (16 rush, 2 rec.) vs. INT for 124.6 rating in 7 career starts vs. Det. Has 3+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 vs. Det. Aims for his 6th in row vs. Det. with 110+ rating. Has 26 TDs vs. 9 INTs for 108.1 rating in his past 10 at home. • RB DALVIN COOK has 767 scrimmage yards (127.8 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 6 career games vs. Det. Had career-high 252 scrimmage yards (career-high 206 rush, 46 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with rush TD. Has 7 rush TDs in his past 8 at home. • WR ADAM THIELEN is 1 of 2 NFC WRs (COOPER KUPP) with 20+ catches (24) & 4+ rec. TDs (4) in 2021. WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 6 catches for 84 yards & rec. TD last week. Became 3rd player (ODELL BECKHAM JR. & A.J. GREEN) with 100+ catches (114), 1,500+ rec. yards (1,738) & 10+ rec. TDs (10) in 1st 20 games in NFL history. Had 9 receptions for 133 yards in last meeting. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER had sack last week. Has 11 sacks in 9 career games vs. Det. Had 3 sacks in his last game vs. Det. (12/8/19) & aims for his 4th in row at home vs. Det. with 2+ sacks. DE EVERSON GRIFFEN had sack in Week 4. Has 16 sacks in 19 career games vs. Det. Aims for his 7th in row vs. Det. & 9th in row at home vs. Det. with sack. Had 3.5 sacks & 3 PD in 7 games with Det. in 2020. LB ERIC KENDRICKS had INT in last home meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Det. with 5+ tackles. S HARRISON SMITH aims for his 4th in row vs. Det. with INT.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Chris Myers, Daryl Johnston, Jennifer Hale (field reporter) SIRIUS: 121 (Det.), 146 (Min.) | XM: 390 (Det.), 231 (Min.) | SXM App: 810 (Det.), 820 (Min.)

DENVER BRONCOS (3-1) AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-3)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // HEINZ FIELD // REFEREE: BRAD ROGERS

LEADER: Broncos lead all-time series, 15-9-1

STREAKS: Steelers have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 9/20/20: Broncos 21 at Steelers 26

LAST GAME AT SITE: 9/20/20

BRONCOS NOTES:

QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER had TD pass last week. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (RUSSELL WILSON) with 0 INTs this season (min. 50 attempts). Has 75+ comp. pct. in 3 of 4 games this season. QB DREW LOCK completed 12 of 21 passes (57.1 pct.) for 113 yards in season debut last week. Aims for his 3rd start in row on road with 250+ pass yards. • RB MELVIN GORDON led team with 56 rush yards last week. Had 84 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 14 rec.) & TD catch in last meeting. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Pit. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Rookie RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 career games. Leads all rookies with 186 rush yards this season. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3. Had 66 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 65+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 on road. WR TIM PATRICK aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD catch. TE NOAH FANT had team-high 6 catches for 46 yards & TD last week. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3. Had rec. TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC North with TD catch. • LB VON MILLER is 1 of 2 in NFL (ROBERT QUINN) with 0.5 sacks in each of 1st 4 weeks of season. Aims for his 6th in row with TFL. Has 5 TFL & 3 sacks in 3 career games vs. Pit. S JUSTIN SIMMONS had season-high 8 tackles & 2 PD in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with PD. Had 8 tackles, 2 PD & INT in last meeting. Rookie S CADEN STERNS had 1st 2 sacks of career last week. Is only rookie with 2 sacks & INT this season.

STEELERS NOTES:

QB BEN ROETHLISBERGER completed 26 of 40 passes (65 pct.) for 232 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Became 8th QB in NFL history with 400 career TD passes. Has 61,381 career pass yards & surpassed HOFer DAN MARINO (61,361) for 6th-most all-time. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Den, with 300+ pass yards & 70+ comp. pct. • RB NAJEE HARRIS (rookie) had 91 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 29 rec.) & 1st career rush TD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 80+ scrimmage yards. Leads all rookies with 363 scrimmage yards (185 rush, 178 rec.) & 26 catches this season. • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON had 9 catches for 92 yards & TD in Week 4. Aims for 3rd in row with 9+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. Had 8 catches for 92 yards & TD in last meeting. Has TD catch in 2 of past 3 at home. WR JAMES WASHINGTON had season-high 69 rec. yards last week. WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had 3 catches for 88 yards & TD in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 50+ rec. yards. • LB T.J. WATT had 2 sacks & FR last week & has 2 sacks in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 6th in row with sack. Had 2.5 sacks in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with FF. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (CHANDLER JONES) with 5+ sacks & 2+ FFs (2) in 2021. LB DEVIN BUSH had 6 tackles & 1st sack of season in Week 4. Has 5+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Had 7 tackles & 2 PD in last meeting. S MINKAH FITZPATRICK tied for team lead with 8 tackles last week. Had 6 tackles in last meeting.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (1:00 PM ET): Brandon Gaudin, Mark Schlereth, Sarah Kustok (field reporter) SIRIUS: 108 (Den.), 103 (Pit.) | XM: 391 (Den.), 232 (Pit.) | SXM App: 809 (Den.), 826 (Pit.)

MIAMI DOLPHINS (1-3) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-1)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:00 PM ET // RAYMOND JAMES STADIUM // REFEREE: JEROME BOGER

LEADER: Buccaneers lead all-time series, 6-5

STREAKS: Buccaneers have won 5 of past 6

LAST GAME: 11/19/17: Buccaneers 30 at Dolphins 20

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/11/13: Buccaneers 22, Dolphins 19

DOLPHINS NOTES:

QB JACOBY BRISSETT completed 20 of 30 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 199 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for season-high 107.5 rating, his 5th-career start with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. Passed for 251 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 93.6 rating in his only career start vs. TB (12/8/19 w/ Ind.). • RB MALCOLM BROWN has TD in 2 of his past 3 on road vs. NFC South. RB MYLES GASKIN has 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 on road. Aims for his 7th in row on road with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR DEVANTE PARKER had 4 catches for team-high 77 rec. yards & 1st rec. TD of season in Week 4. Has 50+ rec. yards in 7 of his past 8 on road. Amis for his 6th in row overall with 4+ receptions. TE MIKE GESICKI led team with 5 receptions & had 57 rec. yards & 1st TD catch of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row 6+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Since 2019, ranks 5th among TEs with 1,457 rec. yards. Rookie WR JAYLEN WADDLE aims for his 3rd in row on road with 50+ rec. yards. Ranks 2nd among rookies in receptions (25) & 4th in rec. yards (200). • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had PD last week. Has 9 PD & 3 INTs in his past 6 on road. Had TFL & PD in last meeting. CB BYRON JONES aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TFL & PD. Aims for his 6th in row overall with PD. DT CHRISTIAN WILKINS aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ TFL. DE EMMANUEL OGBAH had sack last week. Had 1.5 sacks & 2 PD in his only career game vs. TB (10/21/18 w/ Cle.). DB JASON MCCOURTY had season-high 8 tackles in Week 4.

BUCS NOTES:

QB TOM BRADY became league’s all-time leading passer (80,560 yards) in Week 4. Has 70 TDs (67 pass, 3 rush) in 35 career starts vs. Mia. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Mia. with 2+ TD passes. Has 2+ TD passes in 8 of his past 9 at home. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 4+ TD passes. • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had season-high 138 scrimmage yards (91 rush, 47 rec.) in Week 4. Had rush TD in only career game vs. Mia. (12/23/18 w/ Jax.). RB RONALD JONES had 1st rush TD of season last week. • WR MIKE EVANS had 7 receptions for team-high 75 yards in Week 4. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. Had 5 receptions for 92 yards in last meeting. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 6 at home. WR ANTONIO BROWN had 7 catches for 63 yards last week. Has rec. TD in 2 of his 3 career games vs. Mia. Has 899 career catches & can become fastest player to 900 receptions (143 games). WR CHRIS GODWIN had 55 rec. yards in Week 4. Aims for his 4th in row at home with TD catch. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had TFL & PD last week. Since 2012, ranks 3rd in NFL with 129 TFL. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. & 13th in row at home with 7+ tackles. LB DEVIN WHITE aims for his 8th in row at home with 6+ tackles. LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 2nd sack of season last week. Has 4 sacks in his past 3 at home. Rookie LB JOE TRYON-SHOYINKA had 1st 2 career sacks in Week 4. CB RICHARD SHERMAN had 6th-career FR in TB debut last week. Leads active players with 36 career INTs.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson (field reporter) SIRIUS: 111 (Mia.), 82 (TB) | XM: 387 (Mia.), 227 (TB) | SXM App: 819 (Mia.), 829 (TB)

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-2) AT WASHINGTON FOOTBALL TEAM (2-2)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 1:O0 PM ET // FEDEXFIELD // REFEREE: SHAWN SMITH

LEADER: Washington leads all-time series, 17-10

STREAKS: Saints have won past 2

LAST GAME: 10/8/18: Washington 19 at Saints 43

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/15/15: Washington 47, Saints 14

SAINTS NOTES:

QB JAMEIS WINSTON completed 17 of 23 atts. (73.9 pct.) for 226 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 119.1 rating last week. Has 110+ rating in 3 of his 4 starts in 2021. Passed for 297 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 128.1 rating in his only career start vs. Was. (10/25/15 w/ TB). QB TAYSOM HILL had 54 scrimmage yards (28 rush, 26 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 4, his 3rd-career game with 2 rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. • RB ALVIN KAMARA rushed for season-high 120 yards last week. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 7 of his past 8 & aims for his 3rd in row with 115+ scrimmage yards. Has 11 TDs (10 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 11 on road. Since 2017, ranks 2nd in scrimmage TDs (60) & 3rd in scrimmage yards (6,560). • WR MARQUEZ CALLAWAY led team with season-high 74 rec. yards last week. WR DEONTE HARRIS led team with career-high 5 receptions & had 52 rec. yards last week. TE JUWAN JOHNSON is 1 of 3 NFC TEs (ROB GRONKOWSKI & DALTON SCHULTZ) with 3+ rec. TDs (3) this season. • S MALCOLM JENKINS led team with season-high 12 tackles & had TFL last week, his 12th-career game with 10+ tackles. Aims for his 4th in row with 6+ tackles. Has 6 PD & INT-TD in 7 career games at Was. DE CAMERON JORDAN aims for his 3rd in row vs. Was. with sack & 2 TFL. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TFL. CB MARSHON LATTIMORE aims for his 3rd in row on road with INT & 10th in row with PD, longest active streak in NFL. Rookie LB PETE WERNER had career-high 10 tackles last week.

WASHINGTON NOTES:

QB TAYLOR HEINICKE passed for 290 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.1 rating & had 43 rush yards in Week 4. Has 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) in 3 starts in 2021 & aims for his 4th start in row with 2+ TD passes. Incl. postseason, has 270+ pass yards in 4 of his 5 career starts. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON had 75 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 12 rec.) & 1st rush TD of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD & 6th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. RB J.D. MCKISSIC had 5 catches & 69 scrimmage yards (44 rec., 15 rush) last week. Has 5+ receptions in 3 of his past 4 at home. Gibson & McKissic are 1 of 3 pairs of RB teammates with 100+ rec. yards each in 2021. • WR TERRY MCLAURIN had 6 catches for 123 yards & 2 rec. TDs, his 8th-career game with 100+ rec. yards & 2nd-career game with 2 rec. TDs. Has 5+ receptions in 5 of his past 6 at home. WR CURTIS SAMUEL had 4 catches in season debut last week. Had 7 catches for 118 yards in his last game vs. NO (1/3/21 w/ Car.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NO with 6+ catches. • DE MONTEZ SWEAT had 3rd sack of season last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with sack. DE CHASE YOUNG aims for his 4th in row at home with TFL. LB COLE HOLCOMB had team high 9 tackles & 4th-career FF last week. Aims for his 10th in row with 6+ tackles. CB KENDALL FULLER had 8th-career game with 2+ PD (2) last week. CB BOBBY MCCAIN tied his career-high with 3 PD in Week 4.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (1:00 PM ET): Spero Dedes, Jay Feely SIRIUS: 119 (NO), 156 (Was.) | XM: 392 (NO), 233 (Was.) | SXM App: 822 (NO), 831 (Was.)

CLEVELAND BROWNS (3-1) AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-1)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // SOFI STADIUM // REFEREE: BRAD ALLEN

LEADER: Chargers lead all-time series, 17-9-1

STREAKS: Chargers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 10/14/18: Chargers 38 at Browns 14

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/3/17: Chargers 19, Browns 10

BROWNS NOTES:

QB BAKER MAYFIELD has 1,947 pass yards (278.1 per game) & 13 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 106.7 rating in his past 7 on road. 275+ pass yards in 4 of his past 5 on road. Has 95+ rating in 3 of his 4 starts in 2021. • RB NICK CHUBB had 18th-career game with 100+ rush yards (100) last week, 2nd-most since entering NFL in 2018. Ranks 2nd in league with 362 rush yards in 2021. Is only RB with 80+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 4 weeks. Has 6 rush TDs in his past 6 on road. RB KAREEM HUNT had 86 scrimmage yards (69 rush, 17 rec.) & 26th-career rush TD last week. Since 2017, is 1 of 3 (ALVIN KAMARA & CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY) with 25+ rush TDs & 15+ rec. TDs (16). Aims for his 4th in row on road with rush TD. Has 438 scrimmage yards (146 per game) & 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career games vs. LAC. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. had 5 catches for 97 yards & TD catch in his only career game vs. LAC (10/8/17 w/ NYG). Has 494 catches & 6,934 rec. yards in 84 games & can join JULIO JONES as only players with 500+ catches & 7,000+ rec. yards in 1st 85 career games. • DE MYLES GARRETT had 2 TFL in Week 4. Leads NFL with 6 sacks & ties-1st with 7 TFL. Has 25 sacks & 29 TFL in 28 career road games. Aims for his 9th in row on road with 0.5+ sacks. Rookie LB JEREMIAH OWUSU-KARAMOAH had career-high 7 tackles in Week 4. CB DENZEL WARD has 10 PD in his past 7 & aims for his 3rd in row with PD.

CHARGERS NOTES:

QB JUSTIN HERBERT had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 107.6 rating last week. Became 1st QB in SB era with 500+ completions (509) in fewer than 20 career starts (19). Aims for his 3rd in row with 3+ TDs & 100+ rating. Since 2020, is 1 of 4 QBs (JOSH ALLEN, TOM BRADY & PATRICK MAHOMES) with 5,500+ pass yards (5,514) & 40+ TD passes (40). • RB AUSTIN EKELER had season-high 145 scrimmage yards (career-high 117 rush, 28 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 4. Has 18 career rec. TDs & surpassed DANNY WOODHEAD (17) for most rec. TDs by undrafted RB in common-draft era. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD & 4th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 7 receptions last week & had 7+ catches in 3 of 4 games this season. Had 10 catches for 105 yards & rec. TD in last home meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home vs. Cle. with TD catch. Since 2017, ranks 2nd in NFL with 431 receptions. WR MIKE WILLIAMS has 5 rec. TDs in his past 5. TE JARED COOK had 1st rec. TD of season last week. Since 2018, ranks 2nd among TEs with 23 rec. TDs. • DE JOEY BOSA had 50th-career sack & 8th-career FF in Week 4. Has 3 sacks, 5 TFL & FF in 2 career games vs. Cle. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Cle. with sack & 2+ TFL. LB KYLER FACKRELL aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. S DERWIN JAMES had 4th-career INT last week. Has 5+ tackles in 11 of 12 career home games. Rookie CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. aims for his 4th in row with PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins (field reporter) SIRIUS: 133 (Cle.), 85 (LAC) | XM: 384 (Cle.), 228 (LAC) | SXM App: 807 (Cle.), 817 (LAC)

CHICAGO BEARS (2-2) AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (3-1)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 4:05 PM ET // ALLEGIANT STADIUM // REFEREE: CRAIG WROLSTAD

LEADER: Raiders lead all-time series, 8-7

STREAKS: Raiders have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME: 10/6/19: Bears 21 at Raiders 24 (London)

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/27/11: Raiders 25, Bears 20 (Oakland)

BEARS NOTES:

QB JUSTIN FIELDS (rookie) passed for 209 yards & 82.7 rating in 1st career win last week. QB ANDY DALTON has 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.7 rating in 2 career starts vs. Raiders. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Raiders wit 2+ TDs & 100+ rating. • RB DAMIEN WILLIAMS had 70 scrimmage yards (55 rush, 15 rec.) & 1st rush TD of season last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. Raiders. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON had 63 rec. yards last week. Had 7 receptions for 97 yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. AFC West with 5+ catches. Has 6+ receptions in 2 of his past 3 on road. WR DARNELL MOONEY led team with 5 receptions & career-high 125 rec. yards last week. Has 5+ receptions in 4 of his past 5. TE JIMMY GRAHAM aims for his 3rd in row vs. Raiders with rec. TD. • LB KHALIL MACK had sack & FR last week. Had FR in last meeting. Was selected in 1st round (No. 5 overall) in 2014 & had 40.5 sacks, 68 TFL, 9 FFs & 4 FRs in 64 games (2014-17) with Raiders. LB ROQUAN SMITH had 10 tackles & 13th career sack last week. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 8+ tackles. Had 9 tackles in last meeting. LB ROBERT QUINN had sack & FF last week. Ranks 2nd among active players with 28 FFs. LB ALEC OGLETREE led team with 12 tackles in Week 4. Has PD in 2 of his past 3. LB TREVIS GIPSON had 1st-career sack & 1st-career FF last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. CB JAYLON JOHNSON ranks tied-2nd in NFL with 6 PD in 2021.

RAIDERS NOTES:

QB DEREK CARR aims for his 6th in row overall with 2+ TD passes. Has 300+ pass yards in 4 of his past 5 at home & aims for his 4th in row at home with 325+ pass yards. Completed 25 of 32 atts. (78.1 pct.) & had 96.5 rating in last meeting. Leads NFL with 1,399 pass yards this season. • RB JOSH JACOBS had 143 scrimmage yards (123 rush, 20 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. Has 6 rush TDs in his past 6 at home. RB KENYAN DRAKE had 78 scrimmage yards (57 rush, 21 rec.) in only career game vs. Chi. (10/14/18 w/ Mia.). • TE DARREN WALLER had 50 rec. yards & TD catch in Week 4. Is tied-1st among TEs in receptions (24) & ranks 2nd among TEs in rec. yards (274) this season. Aims for his 7th in row at home with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. WR HUNTER RENFROW had team-high 6 catches for 45 yards & TD catch last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD & 5th in row with 5+ receptions. WR HENRY RUGGS aims for his 4th in row with 60+ rec. yards. • DE MAXX CROSBY had sack in last meeting. Has 10.5 sacks & 17 TFL in 18 career home games. DT DARIUS PHILON had 1stcareer game with 2 sacks last week. LB DENZEL PERRYMAN had 12 tackles in Week 4. Is 1 of 3 LBs (ERIC KENDRICKS & BOBBY WAGNER) with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 4 weeks. LB CORY LITTLETON had season-high 12 tackles last week. Has 9+ tackles in 5 of his past 6. DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had sack in his only career game vs. Chi. (10/16/16 w/ Jax.). S JONATHAN ABRAM aims for his 5th in row with 7+ tackles.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: CBS (4:05 PM ET): Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn (field reporter) SIRIUS: 134 (Chi.), 81 (LV) | XM: 385 (Chi.), 226 (LV) | SXM App: 805 (Chi.), 816 (LV)

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (2-2) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (4-0)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // STATE FARM STADIUM // REFEREE: CLAY MARTIN

LEADER: 49ers lead all-time series, 32-27

STREAKS: 49ers have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 12/26/20: 49ers 20 at Cardinals 12

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/26/20

49ERS NOTES:

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO had TD vs. INT last week. Has 1,264 pass yards (316 per game) & 11 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 115.9 rating in 4 career starts vs. Az. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Az. with 2+ TD passes & 5th in row vs. Az. with 100+ rating. Rookie QB TREY LANCE passed for 157 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 117.1 rating & had 41 rush yards last week. • RB TREY SERMON (rookie) rushed for career-high 89 yards in Week 4. FB KYLE JUSZCZYK had 4 catches & 41 rec. yards last week. Had 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. • TE GEORGE KITTLE leads NFC TEs with 227 rec. yards in 2021. Aims for his 7th in row with 4+ receptions. Had 92 rec. yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at Az. with 75+ rec. yards. WR DEEBO SAMUEL led team with 8 receptions for 156 yards & had 1st-career game with 2 rec. TDs last week. Is 1 of 2 WRs (TYREEK HILL) with 2 games (2) of 150+ rec. yards in 2021. Leads NFL with 490 rec. yards. Had 8 catches for 134 yards in his last game vs. Az. (11/17/19). • LB FRED WARNER had 9 tackles & TFL in Week 4. Has 54 tackles (9 per game), 5 PD & 2 FRs in 6 career games vs. Az. DL NICK BOSA had 4th sack of season last week. Aims for his 5th in row with TFL. DL DEE FORD had 2 sacks & FF in Week 4, his 6th-career game with 2+ sacks. DL D.J. JONES had 2nd-career FF last week. LB AZEEZ AL-SHAAIR led team with 10 tackles in Week 4 & aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. CB EMMANUEL MOSELEY aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ PD.

CARDS NOTES:

QB KYLER MURRAY passed for 268 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 120.3 rating & had 39 rush yards in Week 4. Ranks 3rd in NFL with 1,273 pass yards. Is only QB with 9+ pass TDs (9) & 3+ rush TDs (3) in 2021. Has 2,670 pass yards (296.7 per game) & 28 TDs (19 pass, 9 rush) in his past 9 at home. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. SF. • RB CHASE EDMONDS had season-high 139 scrimmage yards (120 rush, 19 rec.) in Week 4. Ranks tied-1st among RBs (EZEKIEL ELLIOTT) in NFC with 395 scrimmage yards in 2021 & is 1 of 3 RBs (NICK CHUBB & DERRICK HENRY) with 75+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 4 weeks. RB JAMES CONNER had 7th-career game with 2 rush TD last week & is only RB in 2021 with 2 games of 2 rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row with 2+ rush TDs. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS had 22 receptions (11 per game) for 199 rec. yards (99.5 per game) in 2 games vs. SF last season & aims for his 4th in row overall vs. SF with 8+ receptions. Has 764 career catches, tied with LARRY FITZGERALD for most by player before 30th birthday ever. WR A.J. GREEN had 5 receptions & 2nd rec. TD of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches. • LB CHANDLER JONES has 7 sacks & 11 TFL in 10 career games vs. SF & aims for his 4th in row vs. SF with sack. Jones (102 sacks) & DE J.J. WATT (101 sacks) rank 2nd & 3rd among active players in sacks. S BUDDA BAKER had 5th-career FR last week. Has 70 tackles (11.7 per game), 6 TFL & 4 PD in his past 6 vs. SF.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin (field reporter) SIRIUS: 111 (SF), 82 (Az.) | XM: 387 (SF), 227 (Az.) | SXM App: 827 (SF), 800 (Az.)

NEW YORK GIANTS (1-3) AT DALLAS COWBOYS (3-1)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 4:25 PM ET // AT&T STADIUM // REFEREE: JOHN HUSSEY

LEADER: Cowboys lead all-time series, 69-46-2

STREAKS: Cowboys have won 7 of past 8

LAST GAME: 1/3/21: Cowboys 19 at Giants 23

LAST GAME AT SITE: 10/11/20: Cowboys 37, Giants 34

GIANTS NOTES:

QB DANIEL JONES had career-high 402 pass yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 108.5 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 100+ rating & 6th in row overall with 90+ rating. Passed for 229 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 106.9 rating in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 QBs (JALEN HURTS & LAMAR JACKSON) with 150+ rush yards (188) in 2021. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had season-high 126 scrimmage yards (74 rec., 52 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD. Has 484 scrimmage yards (121 per game) & rush TD in 4 career games vs. Dal. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Dal. with 95+ scrimmage yards. • WR KENNY GOLLADAY had 6 receptions for team-high 116 rec. yards in Week 4, his 11th-career 100-yard game. Has 60+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 games this season. WR STERLING SHEPARD had 8 receptions, 136 scrimmage yards (112 rec., 24 rush) & 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) in last meeting. Rookie WR KADARIUS TONEY set career highs in receptions (6) & rec. yards (78) last week. WR JOHN ROSS had 11th-career rec. TD in Week 4. TE EVAN ENGRAM had 5 receptions last week. Aims for his 4th in row at Dal. with TD. • DB LOGAN RYAN had 9 tackles & PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD & 5th in row with 7+ tackles. CB JAMES BRADBERRY had 13th-career INT in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with INT & 6th in row overall with PD. DL LEONARD WILLIAMS had 3 sacks in last meeting.

COWBOYS NOTES:

QB DAK PRESCOTT had 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 130.3 rating in Week 4, his 5th-career game with 4+ TD passes. Aims for his 3rd in row with 3+ TD passes & 125+ rating. Has 17 TDs vs. 4 INTs for 98.5 rating in 9 career starts vs. NYG. Has 3+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 vs. NYG. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had season-high 143 rush yards & rush TD last week. Became 5th player ever with 50+ rush TDs (50) & 10+ rec. TDs (10) in 1st 75 career games. Has 29 games with 100+ rush yards since 2016, most in NFL. Aims for his 4th in row with rush TD. Has 754 scrimmage yards (94.3 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 8 career games vs. NYG. RB TONY POLLARD aims for his 4th in row with 60+ rush yards. • WR AMARI COOPER had team-high 69 rec. yards & 3rd TD catch of season last week. Has 4+ catches in 4 of his 5 career games vs. NYG. WR CEEDEE LAMB had 8 receptions for career high 124 yards in last home meeting. TE DALTON SCHULTZ had 6 receptions for 58 yards & TD catch in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ catches & rec. TD. Had 7 catches for 70 yards in last meeting. • CB TREVON DIGGS had 2 INTs last week & became 1st Cowboy since 1970 & 4th player since 1990 with INT in each of his team’s 1st 4 games. LB MICAH PARSONS ranks 2nd among rookies with 2.5 sacks. DE RANDY GREGORY had 1st 2 sacks of season last week. CB ANTHONY BROWN tied his career-high with 3 PD last week. Aims for his 4th in row with PD.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: FOX (4:25 PM ET): Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi (field reporters) SIRIUS: 113 (NYG), 83 (Dal.) | XM: 386 (NYG), 225 (Dal.) | SXM App: 823 (NYG), 808 (Dal.)

BUFFALO BILLS (3-1) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (2-2)

SUNDAY, OCT. 10, 2021 // 8:20 PM ET // ARROWHEAD STADIUM // REFEREE: CARL CHEFFERS

LEADER: Bills lead all-time series, 24-21-1

STREAKS: Chiefs have won 4 of past 5

LAST GAME: 10/19/20: Chiefs 26 at Bills 17

LAST GAME AT SITE: 11/26/17: Bills 16, Chiefs 10

BILLS NOTES:

QB JOSH ALLEN passed for 248 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 103.8 rating last week. Passed for 287 yards & 2 TDs & rushed for 88 yards in last meeting (2020 AFC-C, 1/24/21). Has 2,790 pass yards (310 per game) & 25 TDs (22 pass, 3 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 107.1 rating in his past 9 starts on road. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 2+ TD passes. • RB ZACK MOSS rushed for 61 yards & TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with TD. RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 86 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 7 rec.) in Week 4. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 3 of 4 games this season. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 1st 100-yard game (114) of season last week. Had 6 catches for 77 yards in 2020 AFC-C vs. KC (1/24/21). Had rec. TD in last reg. season meeting. Has 53 catches (8.8 per game) for 683 rec. yards (113.8 per game) & 5 rec. TDs in his past 6 on SNF. WR COLE BEASLEY had 7 catches for 88 yards in 2020 AFC-C vs. KC (1/24/21). Aims for his 3rd in row in reg. season vs. KC with TD catch. WR EMMANUEL SANDERS aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. TE DAWSON KNOX had career-high 2 rec. TDs last week & aims for his 4th in row with TD catch. Had rec. TD in 2020 AFC-C vs. KC (1/24/21). • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had 4th-career INT last week. Had 12 tackles in last reg. season meeting. S MICAH HYDE had 19thcareer INT in Week 4 & aims for his 3rd in row with INT. CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had INT in last road meeting. Has 3 PD & 2 INTs in 2 career games on SNF.

CHIEFS NOTES:

QB PATRICK MAHOMES had 5 TD passes in Week 4 & became 5th QB with 3+ TD passes in each of his team’s 1st 4 games of season all-time. In Week 4, joined HOFer KEN STABLER as only QBs whose career began in SB era to win 40 of 1st 50 career starts. Passed for 325 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 127.6 rating in 2020 AFC-C vs. Buf. (1/24/21). Has 2,564 pass yards (320.5 per game) & 21 TDs (20 pass, 1 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 108 rating in 8 starts on SNF. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE had 4th-career game with 100+ rush yards (102) & 3rd-career rec. TD last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rush yards & TD catch. Had career-high 161 rush yards in last reg. season meeting. • WR TYREEK HILL had 11 catches for 186 yards & 3 rec. TDs in Week 4 & became 5th player ever with 5+ games (5) of 180+ rec. yards in 1st 6 seasons. Had 9 catches for 172 yards in 2020 AFC-C vs. Buf. (1/24/21). TE TRAVIS KELCE had 13 catches for 182 yards & 2 rec. TDs in 2020 AFC-C vs. Buf. (1/24/21). Had 2 rec. TDs in last reg. season meeting. Aims for his 6th in row on SNF with TD catch. Aims for his 8th in row at home with 6+ catches. • S TYRANN MATHIEU has 4 PD in his past 3 & aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 2+ INTs. CB L’JARIUS SNEED had 3rd-career sack & 1st-career FF last week. Had sack in 2020 AFC-C vs. Buf. (1/24/21). DE MIKE DANNA had career-high 2 sacks in Week 4 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: NBC (8:20 PM ET): Al Michaels, Cris Collinsworth, Michele Tafoya (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Anthony Becht SIRIUS: 81 (Buf.), 211 (KC), National (88) | XM: 226 (Buf.), 225 (KC), National (88) | SXM App: 803 (Buf.), 815 (KC), National (88)

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-3) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-1)

MONDAY, OCT. 11, 2021 // 8:15 PM ET // M&T BANK STADIUM // REFEREE: LAND CLARK

LEADER: Colts lead all-time series, 8-5

STREAKS: Ravens have won 3 of past 4

LAST GAME: 11/8/20: Ravens 24 at Colts 10

LAST GAME AT SITE: 12/23/17: Ravens 23, Colts 16

COLTS NOTES:

QB CARSON WENTZ completed 24 of 32 atts. (75 pct.) for 228 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 115.1 rating in Week 4. Had 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs 0 INTs in his last start vs. Bal. (10/18/20 w/ Phi.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with rush TD. Aims for his 5th in row on MNF with 2+ TD passes. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR had season-high 103 rush yards & 1st rush TD of season last week, his 4th-career 100-yard game. Has 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.) in his past 5 on road & aims for his 6th in row on road with 70+ scrimmage yards. Had rush TD in last meeting. RB NYHEIM HINES has 60+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 on road & aims for his 5th in row on road with 60+ scrimmage yards. • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN led team in receptions (6) & rec. yards (59) last week & aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Had 56 rec. yards in last meeting. WR ZACH PASCAL has 4+ catches in 3 of his past 4. Had 55 rec. yards in last meeting. TE MO ALIE-COX had 1st 2 rec. TDs of season last week, his 1st-career game with 2 TD catches. • LB DARIUS LEONARD had 8 tackles & 6th-career FR last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with FR & 4th in row with PD. Had 15 tackles & FR in last meeting. DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had FF in last meeting. Has 2.5 sacks & 2 FRs, incl. FR-TD, in his past 4 on MNF. DE KEMEKO TURAY had 1st-career game with 2 sacks in Week 4. DT GROVER STEWART had 1st sack of season & 1stcareer FF last week.

RAVENS NOTES:

QB LAMAR JACKSON passed for 316 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 96.2 rating in Week 4, his 2nd-career 300-yard game. Has 10 TDs (8 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 111.9 rating in 4 career starts on MNF. Completed 19 of 23 atts. (82.6 pct.) & had rush TD in last meeting. Has 41 TDs (33 pass, 8 rush) & 101.8 rating in 16 home starts since 2019. • RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had 59 rush yards & 3rd rush TD of season last week. Is 1 of 2 AFC RBs (KAREEM HUNT) with rush TD in 3 of 1st 4 weeks. • WR MARQUISE BROWN had team-high 91 rec yards & TD catch last week. Is 1 of 3 AFC WRs (JA’MARR CHASE & MIKE WILLIAMS) with rec. TD in 3 of 1st 4 weeks. Has 4 rec. TDs in 4 career games on MNF & aims for his 3rd in row on MNF with TD catch. TE MARK ANDREWS aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches. Since 2018, is 1 of 4 TEs with 20+ rec. TDs (20). WR SAMMY WATKINS aims for his 5th in row with 4+ catches. • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON had 1st sack of season last week. Had 19 sacks & 22 TFL in 2 seasons (2019-20) with Ind. LB TYUS BOWSER had 2nd-career game with 2 sacks last week. Rookie LB ODAFE OWEH had 2nd-career sack last week. Has TFL in 3 of his 1st 4 career games. CB MARLON HUMPHREY has PD in 3 of 4 games in 2021. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with PD. CB ANTHONY AVERETT had 2nd INT of season last week. Aims for his 9th in row with PD. DT JUSTIN MADUBUIKE had 1st sack of season in Week 4. Aims for his 3rd in row with TFL.

ON THE AIRWAVES TV: ESPN (8:15 PM ET): Steve Levy, Brian Griese, Louis Riddick, Lisa Salters (field reporter) NATIONAL RADIO: Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Ron Jaworski SIRIUS: 81 (Ind.), 83 (Bal.), National (88) | XM: 226 (Ind.), 225 (Bal.), National (88) | SXM App: 226 (Ind.), 225 (Bal.), National (88)

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#13/14 NOTRE DAME WINS THRILLER OVER VIRGINIA TECH, 32-29

BLACKSBURG, Va. — The No. 13/14 Notre Dame football team had another fourth quarter comeback win Saturday night at Lane Stadium following the 32-29 victory over Virginia Tech. Trailing by eight with 3:55 left, Jack Coan and the Irish scored 11 unanswered points and sealed the win with a 48-yard field goal from Jonathan Doerer with 17 seconds left.

The Hokies built an early 10-point lead after the first 20 minutes of play, as they scored on a seven-yard touchdown rush from Raheem Blackshear late in the first quarter and then tacked on a field goal early in the second quarter.

Buchner entered the game with 10:35 left in the first half and gave the Irish offense an immediate spark. Notre Dame marched down the field with a seven play, 75-yard drive which was capped off by a three-yard touchdown scamper from Buchner to cut the host’s lead to 10-7.

After the two sides traded punts the Irish went back to work, putting together a nine-play, 80-yard drive that took just 59 seconds to put Notre Dame in front for the first time at 14-10 with 32 seconds left in the half. Buchner connected with Avery Davis for 37 yards to spark the scoring drive and then found Kyren Williams in the endzone for the eight-yard touchdown completion.

The 32 seconds were just enough time for Virginia Tech to connect on a 52-yard field goal as time expired to trim the Irish lead to 14-13 heading into the halftime break.

Virginia Tech managed to retake the lead on the opening drive of the second half, going 61 yards over 11 plays, ending with a 26-yard field goal to make the score 16-14.

After the Irish offense was unable to respond on the ensuing drive, the defense came up with a huge play to give Notre Dame a short field. Cornerback TaRiq Bracy jumped a route and made the first interception of his career to give the Irish the ball on the VT 29-yard line.

Notre Dame cashed the turnover in, scoring a touchdown on a highlight-reel 10-yard run from Williams to give the Irish the lead at 21-16 with 4:27 remaining in the third quarter.

The see-saw battle continued with the Hokies going back on top after returning an interception for a touchdown with less than a minute left in the third. Notre Dame’s Bo Bauer intercepted the two-point attempt to keep the Virginia Tech lead at 22-21.

The Hokies added a touchdown late in the fourth quarter to increase their lead to 29-21 with just 3:55 remaining.

Coan re-entered the game for the Irish and drove them right down the field for a touchdown. He finished the seven-play drive with a four-yard touchdown pass to Avery Davis. On the two-point conversion, Coan connected with Austin Jr. to tie the game at 29 with 2:26 left in the fourth.

The Irish are off next week with a bye before returning to Notre Dame Stadium to welcome USC for a 7:30 p.m. ET kick on Saturday, Oct. 23. The game will air on NBC.

Four Passing TDs, Four Forced Turnovers Lead Ball State To 45-20 Win at WMU

KALAMAZOO, Mich. – Another fast start on offense, and some more solid defensive play, helped the Ball State football team even its Mid-American Conference record with an impressive 45-20 victory over Western Michigan Saturday afternoon at Waldo Stadium.
 
For the second straight weekend, fifth-year senior quarterback Drew Plitt found an open receiver on the Cardinals’ (3-3, 1-1 MAC) first play from scrimmage. This time, it was freshman wide receiver Jalen McGaughy who would haul in the pass and run into the end zone for a 75-yard touchdown, just 11 seconds into the game, to give Ball State a 7-0 lead over the Broncos (4-2, 1-1 MAC).
 
It was the first of four touchdown passes of at least 21 yards for Plitt, who finished the game with a season-high 310 yards through the air. Plitt has now thrown for at least 300 yards in a MAC game six times in his career, with today’s total being his fourth-best overall effort in league play.
 
On the other end of two of those touchdown passes was senior wide receiver Yo’Heinz Tyler who led all receivers with 93 yards. Tyler’s first touchdown was a 21-yard grab which tied the score at 14 with 11:05 left in the second quarter. The second was a 24-yard snag which pushed the Cardinals ahead 31-20, effectively sealing the victory.
 
Plitt’s other touchdown pass was a 33-yard strike to fifth-year senior Justin Hall for what proved to be the game-winning score late in the third quarter. Hall, who finished the game with three catches for 49 yards, also ran one in from five yards out with 9:35 remaining in the contest. Hall now has 16 receiving and five rushing touchdowns over his career.
 
Capping the scoring, and an impressive showing for the Ball State defense, was fifth-year senior safety Brett Anderson II who picked up a fumble and ran it in from 18 yards out to give the game its final score of 45-20.
 
It was the fourth turnover of the afternoon for a Broncos team which has turned the ball over just twice in the first five games of the season. In fact, junior inside linebacker Clayton Coll’s interception of WMU quarterback Kaleb Eleby as WMU was driving to regain the lead late in the third quarter was Eleby’s first pick in 188 pass attempts.
 
Eleby’s last interception came in Muncie, during Ball State’s 30-27 come-from-behind victory on Dec. 12, 2020 to clinch the 2020 MAC West Division title and a berth in the 2020 MAC Championship game.
 
Ball State fifth-year senior Jaylin Thomas would add a second interception to the Cardinals’ stat line on the next possession. Those four WMU turnovers, starting with a fumble forced by fifth-year senior Bryce Cosby in the second quarter, led to 28 total points.
 
In addition to the turnovers, the Cardinals defense came up with a pair of big red zone stops and forced the Broncos to settle for field goals for their final two scores. The first stop came midway through the second quarter when WMU had first and goal from the seven. The second stop came early in the third quarter when WMU had first and goal from the four.
 
In addition to his forced fumble, Cosby led the BSU defense with 10 tackles, including one sack. Coll finished the night with seven tackles along with his 25-yard interception return, while Thomas tallied eight tackles to go along with his pick. 
 
Redshirt sophomore defensive lineman Tavion Woodard also had a pair of forced fumbles, including the one returned by Anderson for a touchdown.
 
Also factoring in the scoring for Ball State was redshirt senior kicker Jake Chanove who connected on a field goal from 34 yards out as time expired in the second quarter to tie the game at the half.
 
Ball State will make a return trip to the state of Michigan next Saturday when it travels to Ypsilanti for a 2 p.m. kickoff versus Eastern Michigan at Rynearson Stadium. 

No. 25 Purdue Hosts Minnesota on Senior Day

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Nationally ranked for the first time since 2009, the No. 25 Purdue soccer team hosts Minnesota on Senior Day on Sunday, October 10, at 1 p.m. ET, at Folk Field.
 
Admission is free for all fans to every regular-season home match in 2021. Prior to the game, the Boilermakers’ nine seniors will be recognized on the field as part of Senior Day festivities.
 
University, local and state health guidelines will be followed on game day. Updates will be provided by Purdue Athletics, if necessary. A clear bag policy will be implemented for all events in Purdue Athletics facilities this year, and information can be found at PurdueSports.com/ClearBag.
 
The match will be broadcast live on B1G+ and live stats are available at Purdue.Statbroadcast.com. Updates also can be found by following @PurdueSoccer on TwitterInstagram and Facebook, while direct links to follow along are available on the schedule page at PurdueSports.com/Soccer.
 
The Boilermakers are 9-2-2 on the season and 4-1-0 in the Big Ten. Purdue has won seven of its last eight and has its best record since 2007. Halfway through the conference slate, the squad is in second place in the Big Ten standings with four wins and 12 points after a bounce-back, top-25 win at No. 18 Wisconsin on October 3.
 
Seventeen players have earned at least a point and 15 have at least one assist, both tied for the most in the Big Ten. Ten Boilermakers have scored a goal, tied for third-most in the conference. Purdue boasts a 25-12 advantage in goal differential, including 16-6 in the second half.
 
The Boilermakers lead the Big Ten with 5.31 saves per game, and they are second in goals (25) and points (76) and third in assists (26) and save percentage (.852).
 
Individually, senior forward Sarah Griffith is No. 9 nationally with 10 goals, No. 11 with 4.50 shots per game, No. 16 with 2.33 shots on goal per game and No. 24 with 21 points. Senior goalkeeper Marisa Bova is 25th in the NCAA with 1205:49 minutes played and she leads the Big Ten with 67 saves and is third in save percentage (.848).
 
Additionally, Griffith and sophomore midfielder Emily Mathews are sixth in the league with two game-winning goals. Mathews is second on the team with 11 points and freshman forward Gracie Dunaway has a team-best five assists.
 
The Golden Gophers are 6-3-3 and 2-3-0 in Big Ten play. Minnesota is in a three-way tie for ninth place in the conference standings with six points.
 
NATIONALLY-RANKED BOILERMAKERS
Purdue is ranked nationally for the first time since 2009, at No. 25 in this week’s United Soccer Coaches Top 25. The Boilermakers move into the top-25 after not receiving votes in last week’s poll. The Old Gold and Black also are No. 3 in the North Region ranking, up from No. 6 last week, and No. 22 in the latest NCAA RPI. The last time the Boilermakers appeared in the national poll was in 2009 as they entered the NCAA Tournament ranked No. 24.
 
RECORD WATCHING
In her career, Bova’s 0.90 goals-against average is second-best all-time, and she is third with 16 shutouts and fourth with 23 wins and a .800 save percentage. She is fifth in school history in saves (184), starts (49) and minutes (4,635). In a single season, Bova is third with a .848 save percentage, eighth in goals-against average (0.90) and tied for ninth in wins (9).
 
Griffith’s 20 career goals are tied for eighth-most all-time, while her seven game-winning goals is sixth in school history and her 47 points is tied for 10th. In 2021, Griffith’s 10 goals is tied for fourth-most. She has scored five goals in the last four games, and she is the seventh Boilermaker all-time with a four-plus-game goal streak. Griffith is the 11th player with a five-plus match point streak, as she has recorded at least a point in every Big Ten contest.
 
Additionally, Griffith is a three-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Week honoree this year, tied for fourth-most by a single player in conference history.
 
LAST TIME OUT: REBOUND, TOP-25 ROAD WIN
A pair of goals by Griffith propelled Purdue to a 2-1 upset victory at No. 18 Wisconsin on October 3 in Madison. The Boilermakers took a 1-0 lead in the 12th minute on Griffith’s first goal, and the advantage was extended to 2-0 in the 60th minute on her second goal, a highlight-reel shot through thick rainfall. Just more than 30 seconds later, UW answered for its lone goal of the match.
 
Purdue was out-shot 14-11 and Wisconsin had a 10-7 advantage in shots on goal. The Boilermakers earned four corner kicks to the Badgers’ two. Griffith had a match-high six shots and five shots on goal as Bova made a career-best eight saves. The Purdue defense also cleared a ball off the line to prevent the game-tying goal late in the contest.
 
The Boilermakers have won three in a row against the Badgers, all on the road, with two coming in Madison against a top-20 UW side.
 
A complete recap from the match, including box score, postgame comments from coach Drew Roff and highlights, can be found at PurdueSports.com/Soccer.
 
SERIES HISTORY VS. MINNESOTA
Purdue is 8-15-0 all-time against Minnesota and 4-7-0 in West Lafayette. UM has won the last seven, including 1-0 last season in Saint Paul.
 
Last year, an 83rd-minute goal by Minnesota was the difference in a 1-0 road loss on March 25, 2021. Griffith had a match-best five shots and three shots on goal, while Bova made four saves.
 
SCOUTING THE GOLDEN GOPHERS
Minnesota is 6-3-3 this season, 2-3-0 in the Big Ten and 2-1-1 on the road. The Golden Gophers are coming off a 4-1 home victory over Penn State last Sunday which snapped a two-game losing streak. UM went unbeaten in non-conference play, at 3-0-3. Against top-25 opponents, Minnesota is 0-1-0 with a 2-1 home loss to No. 9 Rutgers.
 
The Golden Gophers are second in the Big Ten and No. 20 nationally with a .583 shutout percentage, and they are third in the league in goals-against average (0.711) and fourth in save percentage (.830).
 
UP NEXT: FINAL REGULAR-SEASON ROADTRIP
Purdue takes to the road for the final time in the regular season next week, with contests at Ohio State and Penn State. The trip begins in Columbus on Thursday, October 14, at 7 p.m. ET.

Seton Hall beats ButlerVB in Three Sets

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler volleyball team fell to Seton Hall (25-15, 25-21, 26-24) Saturday afternoon at Hinkle Fieldhouse. The Bulldogs (9-10, 3-3 BIG EAST) will stay home next weekend with matches against Villanova and Georgetown.

Set 1: Seton Hall 25-15
Kills by Mariah Grunze and Amina Shackelford put the Bulldogs up 2-0 early before Seton Hall responded with a 3-0 run. From there, the Pirates steadily increased their advantage to as much as 10 at 21-11 and at the final set score. Brittany Robinson (four kills) and Melody Davidson (three) led the Butler offense in the opening frame.

Set 2: Seton Hall 25-21
The Pirates again led by as many as 10 at 15-5, but the Bulldogs used a 7-0 run late in the set to get within striking distance at 22-20. Davidson provided five kills as part of the run on Jillian Ziemba’s serve. Seton Hall responded by taking 3 of the final 4 points to win the set. Davidson put down seven kills overall in the set for Butler.

Set 3: Seton Hall 26-24
The Bulldogs started strong with a 7-4 lead thanks to a 5-0 run where Davidson had three consecutive kills. Back-to-back Grunze kills later as part of a 3-0 spurt put Butler up 11-6. Seton Hall fought back to tie it at 13-all, and there were five more ties until the Pirates built a 24-21 lead. The Bulldogs wouldn’t go out quietly though, spoiling three straight set points and tying the set at 24-24. The Pirates would clinch the set on a couple of Butler errors. Shackelford led Butler with five kills in the final frame.

Stat of the Match
Butler had zero aces a night after setting a season-high of 12 against St. John’s.

Inside the Box Score
– Davidson put up 16.5 points on 14 kills, two solo blocks and a block assist.
– Robinson had nine kills, two blocks and a dig.
– Jaymeson Kinley contributed 18 digs and an assist.
– Madison Friebel put up a double-double with 33 assists and 13 digs.

Up Next
The Bulldogs return home for another weekend of BIG EAST play. Butler hosts Villanova on Friday at 6 p.m. before taking on Georgetown Saturday at 4 p.m.

Butler MSoccer Unable to Knock Off No. 1 Georgetown

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Butler men’s soccer team (3-5-1, 1-1-0 BIG EAST) gave up one second-half goal and was unable to answer in an 0-1 loss to No. 1 Georgetown (9-0-0, 3-0-0 BIG EAST).

Key Moments

·   2′ | A Georgetown shot hits the left post and results in a corner kick.

·   8′ | Gabriel Gjergji dives right to save a long shot from the Hoyas.

·   10′ | Hemi Nasser gets a good look, forcing a dive to the left by the Georgetown keeper.

·   18′ | Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. shoots from distance as the keeper is off his line, but a save is made.

·   23′ | Georgetown gets a shot from the six-year line, but Gjergji denies the attempt.

·   41′ | Tommy Visser blocks a hard shot from eight yards right in front of the goal.

HALFTIME

·   59′ | A Butler foul leads to a Georgetown free kick from 25 yards. Dante Polvara strikes it just inside the left post, and the Hoyas take a 1-0 lead.

·   62′ | A Georgetown shot forces a diving save by Gjergji, and the deflected ball is struck again, off the right post and out of play.

·   70′ | Cabrera, Jr. sets up Rico Hollenkamp with an opportunity from ten yards buts he sends it well over the bar.

·   77′ | Cabrera, Jr. carries into the box. His blocked shot is redirected by Visser, but wide of the goal.

Butler Points Summary
GOALS: (none)
ASSISTS: (none)

Bulldog Bits

·   No. 1 Georgetown outshot Butler 14-7 overall and also led in shots on goal, 5-2.

·   Hemi NasserTommy Visser, and Wilmer Cabrera, Jr. led Butler offensively as each produced a pair of shots. Visser and Cabrera, Jr. each had one on goal.

·   Goalkeeper Gabriel Gjergji (3-6-1) made four saves in the match.

Up Next

Butler travels to Cincinnati, Ohio, for a Wednesday, October 13, match with Xavier at 7 pm. Three days later, the Bulldogs host Providence on Saturday, October 16.

Notre Dame Hockey: Irish Open Season With 5-2 Victory Over Long Island

SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Notre Dame used a balanced attack as five players scored en route to a 5-2 season-opening win over Long Island University on Saturday night at Compton Family Ice Arena (3,156). 

Nick Leivermann and Solag Bakich each had a goal and an assist, while Trevor Janicke had a pair of assists and Landon Slaggert, Cam Burke and Hunter Strand also scored. 

“It was a positive with our special teams getting a power-play goal and good penalty killing,” head coach Jeff Jackson said after the win. “Each line scored a goal … so it is good to see guys elevating and playing important roles who maybe haven’t done it in the past.”

In net, graduate student Matthew Galajda got the start and posted his first win in an Irish uniform as he made 15 saves. LIU goaltender Vinnie Purpura finished with 25 saves as the irish out shot the Sharks 30-17. 

Notre Dame finished 1-for-4 on the power play, while LIU was 0-for-5. 

How It Happened

Notre Dame jumped out to a 1-0 lead on Nick Leivermann’s shot from the high slot that beat LIU goaltender Vincent Purpura as he was scrambling trying to get back to his net after Solag Backich took the puck hard to the crease. Trevor Janicke picked up the rebound and sent it wide before finding Leivermann. 

Ryder Rolston made a one-on-one open-ice steal in the defensive end before taking it coast-to-coast for a chance in front of the LIU goaltender midway through the first period, but his shot hit the post.  

The Irish extended the lead to 2-0 at 18:26 of the first period when Landon Slaggert tipped home a pass from Graham Slaggert from the half-boards. Leivermann had the second assist on the play for his second point of the night.  

LIU cut it to a 2-1 game at 19:02 of the first when Billy Jerry scored his first of the year.

Cam Burke restored the two-goal lead at 5:28 of the second period when he crashed the net and put in the rebound from a Rolston shot. Jake Boltmann also assisted on the play for his first career point.

Hunter Strand finished off a tic-tac-toe passing play from Jack Adams and Spencer Stastney with a snapshot from the top of the circles to net his first career goal, which came on the power play to make it 4-1 at 8:34 of the second.

Backich was able to net his first of the year at 11:03 of the second, snapping home a puck that Trevor Janicke and Max Ellis combined to keep alive in the slot. 

The teams then skated to a scoreless third period.

Notes

  • Justin Janicke (freshman), Brady Bjork (sophomore), Hunter Strand (freshman), Jack Adams (graduate student), Chase Blackmun (graduate student), Adam Karashik (graduate student), Ryan Helliwell (freshman) and Matthew Galajda each made their Notre Dame debuts.
  • Hunter Strand scored his first career goal, while Jake Boltmann registered his first career point with an assist.
  • With ECAC hockey not playing last season, Galajda made his first start since Feb. 29, 2020 in a 5-1 Cornell win over Clarkson (25 saves). 
  • With a goal and an assist, Nick Leivermann posted his sixth career multi-point game.
  • With a goal and an assist, Solag Bakich posted his first career multi-point game. 
  • With a pair of assists, Trevor Janicke posted his fifth multi-point game and his first career two assist game. 
  • Notre Dame improved to 9-7-1 in season openers under head coach Jeff Jackson.

Next Up

  • Notre Dame hits the road next weekend with a non-conference swing that includes games at Michigan Tech (Oct. 15 ) and Northern Michigan (Oct. 16).
  • The Irish return to Compton Family Ice Arena for a two-game home slate against RIT (Oct. 21-22).   

Second Half Pushes San Diego Past Butler Football

INDIANAPOLIS – San Diego outscored Butler 38-7 in the second half to come up with a 52-21 victory. Butler led 14-7 at the end of the first quarter and the two teams went into the half tied up 14-14. A blocked punt paired with two San Diego defensive touchdowns over the final 30 minutes would be the difference and hand the Toreros their second PFL win of the season.
 
How It Happened
Butler fumbled on their first drive which led to a short field and points for the Toreros. QB Mason Randall completed one pass, handed it off once, and then scored on a 16-yard run to open up the scoring.
 
BU quickly got back into the game on a three-play 75-yard drive to counter. Nick Orlando found Nate Walker deep for a 59-yard touchdown pass. They would take the lead on their next possession with Brody Reder finding the end zone on a one-yard rush.
 
The two teams would head into the half tied up at 14-14. San Diego punched it in on a 12-play drive that covered 86 yards in 6:24. Randall hit Jefferson on a 22-yard TD pass to pull even before the break.
 
The second half was all San Diego, allowing the visitors to move to 2-1 in conference action. A 34-yard field goal would open up the scoring in the second half.  The Toreros would then block a punt to set up score to give SD a 10-point cushion. Randall found Christian Brown for two TD passes and two pick-six interceptions would blow the game open.
 
Butler’s final touchdown on Saturday was another run from Reder. The redshirt freshman scored with 1:30 left on a 11-yard rush.
 
Play of the Game
San Diego blocked a Butler punt early in the third quarter to set up a quick score. Logan Gingg blocked the punt and Chase Lyons would recover the ball on the five-yard line. One play later, Rhyle Hanson scored on a five-yard run and San Diego would take a 24-14 lead.
 
Inside the Box Score
– Yogi Flager sparked the BU offense with three catches for 91 yards
– Nate Walker scored a 59-yard touchdown on a pass from Nick Orlando
– Sam Rogers got involved in the passing game with a 40-yard reception
– Nick Orlando had 145 passing yards, 46 receiving yards and rushed the ball eight times for BU
– Luka Zurak punted the ball two times for 90 yards (45.0 avg)
– Connor Reid and Michael Wellman led BU defensively with nine tackles each
– Thomas Rousseau was active in the secondary with eight tackles
 
Up Next
Butler will play at Morehead State next Saturday. Kick-off is scheduled for 3 PM.

Sycamores dominant start highlights 37-27 win over Western Illinois

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – Indiana State bolted to an early first half lead and held off Western Illinois in the second half on their way to the 37-27 win on Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium.
 
The Sycamores (3-3, 1-2 MVFC) utilized strong offensive performances from Peterson Kerlegrand (17 carries, 178 yards, 2 TD) and Phazione McClurge (four catches, 98 yards, 1 TD) on their way to building a 24-7 lead at the halftime break. The defense was paced by Inoke Moala’s monster game (6 tackles, 3.5 sacks), while Dwayne Thompson II and Kaelub Newman were both involved in turnovers as Indiana State topped the visiting Leathernecks (1-5, 1-2 MVFC).
 
Kerlegrand had nine carries for 94 yards in the first half, including the then-longest Indiana State play from scrimmage with a 49-yard touchdown run with 3:36 left in the second quarter. He added runs of 32 and 28 in the second half on his way to his highest single game rushing total since putting up 194 yards against Dayton early in the 2019 season.
 
McClurge and Zach Larkin were quarterback Anthony Thompson’s favorite targets on the day as the redshirt senior signal caller went 15-of-21 for 226 yards and two touchdowns. Larkin hauled in four passes for a career-high 72 yards, while adding eight rushing yards in the game. Rontrez Morgan also added six catches in the contest for 54 yards.
 
Defensively, the first half was all Inoke Moala as the redshirt senior defensive end posted 3.5 sacks over the first 30 minutes in a dominate performance. Indiana State finished the day with 6.0 sacks and 8.0 tackles for loss in limiting Western Illinois to just 28 rushing yards, including a negative-32 rushing yard first half..
 
The Leathernecks were paced by Connor Sampon’s 449 yard passing effort in the game. Sampson went 36-of-59 through the air and recorded touchdown passes to Jack Whyte, Ludovick Choquette, Daniel Bender, and Tony Tate in the loss.
 
Darius Joiner led the Leathernecks’ defensive efforts with 11 tackles, while Michael Lawson added eight tackles and a sack in the loss.
 
How They Scored

  • Indiana State took the early lead with 7:18 remaining in the first quarter as Anthony Thompson found Zach Larkin in the end zone from three yards out to cap the 13-play, 80-yard drive. The drive was aided by a 17-yard pickup on 3rd-and-5 by Thompson near midfield.
  • The Sycamores added to their lead on an Alan Selzer 39-yard field goal with 0:59 remaining in the first quarter to cap the five-play, 47-yard drive. ISU took advantage of a Thompson-to-Larkin 39-yard pass on the first play of the drive to set up the field goal attempt.
  • Aided by Dwayne Thompson deflecting the WIU punt from the Leathernecks end zone, the Sycamores took advantage of the short field early in the second quarter. Peterson Kerlegrand took the ball over the goal line from three yards out to cap a five-play, 19-yard drive and put Indiana State ahead 17-0 with 9:09 to play in the second quarter.
  • Western Illinois cut into the lead with 4:26 remaining in the first half as Connor Sampson found Jack Whyte on the play-action pass from one-yard out put the margin at 17-7 in favor of the Sycamores.
  • The Sycamores quickly answered on their ensuing drive as Peterson Kerlegrand rattled off the longest ISU rush of the 2021 season with a 59-yard carry over the right side to put Indiana State ahead 24-7 with 3:36 to play in the first half.
  • Phazione McClurge was sprung loose by a Daijon Collins block down the right sideline and he went untouched for an 88-yard touchdown reception with 11:19 remaining in the third quarter to put the Sycamores ahead 31-7.
  • Sampson recorded his second touchdown pass of the day for WIU as he targeted Ludovick Choquette for a five-yard score in the right flat to narrow the ISU lead down to 31-14 with 8:07 to play in the third quarter.
  • The Leathernecks added their third touchdown of the day on a 10-yard Daniel Bender reception at the 4:41 mark in the third quarter to cut the Indiana State lead down to 31-21 following the eight-play, 91-yard drive.
  • Alan Selzer converted his second field goal of the game, this one from 28 yards with 0:32 remaining in the third quarter, to put the Sycamores ahead 34-21 following the 10-play, 74-yard drive.
  • Selzer added his third field goal of the day with a 24-yard conversion with 8:50 remaining in the fourth quarter to put the Sycamores ahead 37-21.
  • The Leathernecks added the final score of the game as Sampson found Tony Tate down the right sideline on the wheel route for a 21-yard touchdown with 37 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter. Following the failed two-point conversion, the ISU lead held at 37-27.

Inside the Statistics

  • Indiana State featured a balanced offensive attack throughout the contest with the Sycamores posting 219 rushing yards and 226 passing yards in the win.
  • The Sycamores averaged 6.6 yards per carry over the contest with eight first downs coming on the ground.
  • Western Illinois won the overall total yard battle, 477-445, and the Leathernecks recorded 31 total first downs in the contest.
  • The Leathernecks finished the game with 28 total rushing yards on 28 carries.
  • Western Illinois won the time of possession battle, 33:19-26:41.
  • The Sycamores won the turnover battle, 2-0.
  • Travis Reiner recorded a 43.5 yard-per-punt average in the contest with two punts downed inside the 20-yard line.

News & Notes

  • Saturday marked the second time in the 2021 season Dwayne Thompson II has wreaked havoc on the opposing punt team as his deflected punt in the second quarter set up a short field that led to a Peterson Kerlegrand three-yard touchdown. Thompson caused the fumble that led to Hunter Lunsford’s special teams touchdown in Indiana State’s 23-21 win over Eastern Kentucky back on September 18.
  • Phazione McClurge’s 88-yard touchdown reception early in the third quarter marked Indiana State’s longest offensive play from scrimmage in the 2021 season and surpassed the 52-yard pass from Anthony Thompson to Rontrez Morgan in the second quarter against EKU on September 18.
  • Peterson Kerlegrand’s 178 yard game marked his first 100-plus yard rushing effort since picking up 107 yards against South Dakota State back on October 19, 2019. It was his highest rushing total since picking up 194 yards against Dayton in the September 7, 2019 season.
  • Indiana State’s six sacks in the contest marked a team-high in the Curt Mallory coaching era and eclipsed the previous mark of five which had been accomplished on two separate occasions.
  • Inoke Moala’s 3.5 sacks in the first half marked a career-high for the redshirt senior defensive end and the single-game high in the Mallory coaching era.
  • Western Illinois’ 28 rushing yards marked the fewest rushing yards allowed by an Indiana State defense since the 2014 season (27 yards, Oct. 25, 2014 vs. SIU) and just the third time in program history the Sycamores allowed fewer than 30 rushing yards in a game.
  • Every week features a new career-high for tight end Zach Larkin as he set a new single-game high with 72 receiving yards, including a career-long 39-yard reception in the first quarter.
  • Kaelub Newman’s interception in the fourth quarter marked his first interception of the 2021 season and the Sycamores’ first pickoff since Ty Hambright’s interception back on September 11 at Northwestern.
  • Anthony Thompson’s 226 passing yards marked a single-game high for the redshirt senior quarterback as he spread the ball to four separate receivers in the contest.
  • Tyce Ferrell became the 13th different Sycamore to record a catch on the season following his two-yard reception in the first quarter.
  • The Sycamores improved to 18-26 all-time against the Leathernecks in the series.
  • Indiana State has won three consecutive games against WIU and improved to 12-10 all-time in the series in Terre Haute.
  • The win marked Indiana State’s 399th win in program history.

Play of the Game #1

59. Fifty-Nine. Five. Nine.@Petersonmilok takes the snap up the middle for 59 yards and the Sycamores add to their lead with their longest run of the 2021 season#MarchOn | #LeaveNoDoubt pic.twitter.com/j5i80XxCPM

— Indiana State Football (@IndStFB) October 9, 2021

Play of the Game #2

Dwayne. Thompson.

Special Teams gets a piece of that punt and the Sycamores with great field position to start the next drive.#MarchOn | #LeaveNoDoubt pic.twitter.com/bsFDTygdAy

— Indiana State Football (@IndStFB) October 9, 2021

Up Next
Indiana State is back on the road next week as the Sycamores make the trip to Springfield, Mo. on Saturday, October 16, to take on Missouri State University in MVFC play. Kickoff between the Sycamores and the Bears is set for 3 p.m. ET and will be carried live on ESPN+ and 105.5 The Legend.

Sycamores Defeat UNI 3-1 to Win Second Straight

CEDAR FALLS, IOWA – Indiana State women’s soccer picked up their second straight victory with a 3-1 win over UNI Saturday afternoon at the UNI Soccer Field.

With the win, Indiana State is now 4-7-2 (2-2-1) on the season. UNI’s record drops to 4-8-1 (1-3-0).

First Half
Northern Iowa took a 1-0 lead in the 11th minute when Ashley Harrington scored on a feed from Sophia Doty.

Indiana State would answer just before halftime when Sasha Thompson scored in the 39th minute from just outside the box.

Sophomore goalkeeper Maddie Alexander made four saves for the Sycamores to keep the score tied 1-1 going into halftime.

UNI finished the half with six shot attempts with five being on goal while the Sycamores recorded three shots with two of them being on goal.

Second Half
The Sycamores would take a 2-1 lead early in the second half when CeCe Wahlberg put one in the top right of the net to score her fourth goal of the season in the 52nd minute.

Indiana State extended their lead to 3-1 in the 61st minute when Sasha Thompson found the back of the net for the second time in the match. That was her fourth goal of the season.

Both teams would put a shot on net in the final 20 minutes but were kept off the scoreboard to give Indiana State a 3-1 victory.

The Panthers out shot Indiana State 10-9 in the match. UNI put eight shots on goal while Indiana State finished with five. Lauren Heinsch led the Panthers with three shots. Cece Wahlberg and Sasha Thompson paced the Sycamores with three shots each.

Maddie Alexander finished with seven saves for the Sycamores while Caitlin Richards and Chloe Russo each made a save for UNI.

Stats and Notes
Mackenzie KentSasha Thompson and CeCe Wahlberg are all tied for the team lead with four goals this season.

Wahlberg now has 123 career shots which ranks fifth in Sycamore history.

Kent and Thompson are tied for the team lead with 10 points each.

Maddie Alexander has 54 saves this season which gives her 101 for her career. She ranks eighth all-time in Sycamore history.

Up Next
Indiana State will host Missouri State on Sunday, October 17 for Senior Day at Memorial Stadium. The match will begin at 1 p.m. ET.

Wright State Sweeps Purdue Fort Wayne WVB

DAYTON, Ohio – Defending Horizon League champion Wright State topped Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball on Saturday (Oct. 9) 3-0 (25-16, 25-21, 25-16) in the C.J. McLin Gymnasium.

With the three-set match, Katie Crowe moved into third in program history in sets played. She has played in 485 sets and 132 matches, with the latter also being top-five in program history. 

After a a kill from Ramei Jackson and a block from Madison Gates and Leigha Baldwin, the Raiders went on a 11-1 stretch to take an 18-8 advantage in set one. The ‘Dons had a 6-2 push from this point that was capped off by a kill from Madison Gates, but Wright State had built enough of a lead to coast to the finish line.

The ‘Dons could not get more than two points in a row until 18-16 in set two, when they forced the Raiders into three straight errors after a kill from Jackson. This forced WSU to call timeout. Later on, Purdue Fort Wayne held off three set points thanks to a kill from Maggie Castleman and two WSU errors, but Celia Powers got a kill to end the frame. Gates reached the double-double plateau in the second set. She finished with 16 assists and 11 digs.

In set three, Purdue Fort Wayne went on a 6-1 tear with two kills coming from both Sidney Schiller and Madelyn Wurster, and back-to-back blocks from Crowe and Jackson. WSU took five points in a row and never trailed again.

Purdue Fort Wayne had 11 team blocks to Wright State’s five. Jackson led with six of those blocks, as Wurster and Baldwin had five block assists each. Rachael Crucis had 20 digs to lead the match.

Purdue Fort Wayne falls to 4-17, 2-6 Horizon League, while Wright State improves to 12-6, 4-2. The Mastodons have a mid-week match against Cleveland State on Tuesday (Oct. 12) in the Gates Sports Center. This is the only home match in the next two weeks, and will serve as the Mastodons’ Pink Out match.

BROWN NOTCHES A DOUBLE-DOUBLE IN ROAD LOSS AT NORTHERN KENTUCKY

HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. – IUPUI freshman Briana Brown had a solid showing with a team-high 10 kills and 11 digs, but it wasn’t enough as the Jaguars fell in straight sets to Northern Kentucky on Saturday (Oct. 9), 25-17, 25-17, 25-15. NKU hit an efficient .287 and got a game-high 12 kills from Anna Brinkmann to outpace the Jaguars. 

Brown put down six of her 10 kills in the opening set, but had little help from the rest of the offense. IUPUI (2-17, 0-8 HL) stayed close early on until the hosts got some breathing room on three straight points to build a 12-6 advantage. IUPUI fought back within five, but NKU came up with crucial side outs time after time. After IUPUI clawed back to 20-15, the Norse slammed the door on way to a 25-17 win. 

Brown put home six of her 11 swings in the first set, but the rest of the squad accounted for just three kills on 22 attempts with eight errors. 

The second set saw NKU (9-6, 5-1 HL) surge out to 5-1 and 9-4 leads before putting additional distance with four straight points to make it 16-6 before coasting to the win. IUPUI got multiple kills from four offensive sources, but still struggled with errors. On the other side, Brinkmann powered down seven kills and helped NKU hit .308 in the second. 

Like the first two sets, NKU built a quick lead in the third and never looked back. The Norse led 6-2 and 11-5 before Millai Madison came up with a kill to pause the host’s momentum. Brown helped IUPUI pull within six with a kill off the NKU block at 14-8, but the Jags committed a service error on the ensuing point. 

While the Jags defense showed life in the third with 15 digs and three blocks, the offense sputtered to it’s worst showing of the three sets. 

Maddie Haines chimed in with seven kills and Brooke Phillips closed with 20 assists. Brown recorded her seventh kills-digs double-double of the season on Saturday and freshman Addie Evans added nine digs. 

IUPUI will return home to host Oakland on Tuesday, Oct. 12 at 6:00 p.m. in The Jungle. In addition, that contest will be broadcast on ESPN+.

Clinton Breaks School Record (Again) as Hounds Rout ‘Cats

INDIANAPOLIS – Senior running back Toriano Clinton racked up a school-record 287 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the host Greyhounds (4-2, 2-0 GLVC) to a 57-28 Homecoming win versus McKendree (2-4, 1-1) at Key Stadium Saturday night. In all, the Hounds amassed 737 yards of total offense and averaged nearly 11 yards per snap.

In addition to breaking the UIndy single-game record for the second time this season, Clinton hit two more milestones Saturday, surpassing 1,000 yards for the season as well as becoming just the seventh player in school history to eclipse 3,000 rushing yards for his career.

The Calumet, Ill., native first broke the record with 270 yards at Hillsdale in week two. Furthermore, he set a national record last week with 197 rushing yards in the first quarter at Southwest Baptist, most ever by a Division II player in a single quarter.

INS & OUTS
The Greyhounds once again hung a big number on the scoreboard, putting up 50-plus points versus a conference opponent for the second straight week. In addition to Clinton’s contribution, UIndy got 305 yards and three passing TDs from quarterback Bryce Stancombe. Three different receivers hauled a scoring reception, including Jon Eineman (105 rec yds), Alonzo Derrick (68 yds) and Frank Bentley (67 yds).
 
Meanwhile, Lenny Bennett totaled a career-high 110 rushing yards while tacking on the game’s final TD on a 28 yard run in the final minutes.
 
INSIDE THE BOX
– The Greyhounds notched 12 plays from scrimmage of at least 20 yards, including an 87-yard TD reception from Eineman and a pair of 70-plus-yard runs from Clinton.
– UIndy blocked three Bearcat extra points, with Jacob JonesAlec Patch and Cory Klem each getting a hand on a PAT try. The first one was taken 92 yards the other way by Trevon Hall, good for two points.
– Seven UIndy defenders were credited with at least one tackle for a loss, including two from senior Bryce Edwards.
– Second-year freshman corner Kasyus Kurns earned the game’s only interception, upping his career total to four in just nine collegiate games played.
– Kicker/punter Paul Buisman, who had a pair of 50-yard punts tonight, moved into second place in the UIndy annals in career extra points made, passing his former mentor Brad Schickel.
 
MORE NOTES
UIndy is now a perfect 10-0 all-time versus McKendree … The result upped the Hounds’ Homecoming win streak to 10, part of a 14-1 Homecoming record since 2006.
 
UP NEXT
UIndy remains at home next weekend for a meeting with the Lions of Lindenwood University. Set to start at 6 p.m. ET on Saturday, October 16, the matchup features each of the last two GLVC champions.

Volleyball Tops Drury in Four

SPRINGFIELD, MO – The University of Indianapolis volleyball team closed out their two-game road trip to Missouri with their second straight victory on Saturday afternoon, downing Drury 3-1 in GLVC action.  The win moves the Hounds to 10-8 overall and 6-3 in conference play.

More details to come…

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE
– Elizabeth Eads paced the Hounds with 18 kills while also adding three service aces.
– Hannah Huppenbauer notched 12 kills and 3 blocks.
– Alex Equihua dished out 37 assists.
– MaKenna Barnhart led the defense with 14 digs followed by Gillian Santana with 13.

UP NEXT
The Hounds travel to nearby Hammond, IN next weekend for the 2021 Midwest Region Crossover at the Hammond Sportsplex & Community Center.  The  38-team event will feature 57 games over Friday and Saturday.  The full schedule will be announced following the completion of this weekends games across all three conferences.

Hounds wrap up regular season at UAH Chargers Invite

HUNTSVILLE, Ala – Five hours south of Indianapolis, the UIndy cross country teams set out to finish their regular season a high note, tackling the UAH Charger Invitational. The men’s 8k and the women’s 5k both featured a field of 33 schools from all around the country. The women’s team, led by stellar performances one through seven, finished in seventh place. The men’s team wrapped up their day in 17th

The women’s squad were led once again by a quality race by Claire Eaton, who with a 8th place finish in 17:37.64 would set the pace for the Hounds. Not far behind, as always was Melissa Spencer (18:17:58) who crossed the line in 37thEline Pinter (18:39.75) and Mariah Davis (18:55.09) finished just 10 spots of each other with Pinter in 53rd and Davis in 63rd. Another Mariah came in next, this time Mariah Judy as she crossed in 70th with a time of 19:02.52.

To round out the Hounds top seven it was Hanna Stamm (19:09.29) and Hannah Stein (19:13.67) in 76th and 82nd.

For the men’s side of the team, Chris Swizter followed up his performance from Louisville last Saturday with yet another PR in the 8k, this time being in 24:47.52 to net him 38th place. AJ Goecker crossed the line next for the Hounds with a time of 25:46.35 in 83rd. Andrew Bixler (26:06.60) and Noah Kurtz (26:20.10) kept close to each other with a pair of finishes in 103rd and 110th.

Will Reid (26:32.76), Ben Nagel (26:34.37) and Blake Ellis (26:38.88) rounded out the top seven for the Hounds.

HOUND BYTES
Head Coach Brad Robinson on the team’s performance…
“We raced 12 on both sides and we had eight men and eight women, so two thirds of the team we traveled got lifetime bests. So it was a good day for us…  it was a super deep field on the men’s side I believe there was at least five to seven teams that were nationally ranked or receiving national votes before the race for Division II.” 

Robinson on the teams progress this year…
“Just really happy with the progress that nobody’s backing down. The athletes got out right away. We’ve kind of corrected ourselves from our last few races where we were a little more hesitant, shy at the start, much more aggressive today and that kind of made the difference. I felt like as we were in the mix consistently throughout the race.”

Switzer on the high quality races…
“I tell my team that hey, look, this is just another day of practice. I mean, we’ve been through the wars, harder stuff than this, we’ve gone to different places that are much more difficult. So we just need to buckle down and stand out.”

UP NEXT
It is GLVC Championship time for cross country. They will head to Romeoville, IL where Lewis University will host this year race on Oct 23.

St. Thomas Edges Valpo in Another Close Contest

The Valparaiso University football team competed in another tightly-contested, one-score game on Saturday, as host St. Thomas withstood a pair of late Valpo takeaways to hold on for a 20-13 victory at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in Saint Paul, Minn. The Beacons outscored the Tommies 10-0 in the final quarter, but couldn’t fully overcome a 17-point deficit.

How It Happened

  • The game was a defensive battle through the first quarter. St. Thomas had a chance to put points on the board with 8:05 left in the opening stanza, but missed a 32-yard field goal try that hooked wide left.
  • Valpo punted on its first two drives, but got on the board with 1:13 remaining in the opening quarter as Brian Bartholomew (Sugar Grove, Ill. / Kaneland) connected on a 32-yard field goal try.
  • It remained 3-0 until St. Thomas used an interception to set up a short field for a three-play, 32-yard touchdown drive. The Tommies were also aided by a pair of Valpo penalties that helped set up a six-yard TD run by Tom Loeffler that put the hosts ahead 7-3 with 8:33 left in the first half.  
  • Valpo moved the ball on the ensuing possession, including a 27-yard run by Gabe Lawson (Cranberry Township, Pa. / Seneca Valley). However, the drive resulted in a 42-yard missed field goal that kept it 7-3 in favor of St. Thomas.
  • Valpo was pinned back at its own 12-yard line and facing fourth-and-12 in the final minute of the first half. Punter Ben Niesner (Black Diamond, Wash. / Tahoma [Portland State]) helped make sure the Tommies wouldn’t have a chance for further first-half damage by booting a 63-yard punt to the St. Thomas 25, and the score remained 7-3 at halftime.
  • Valpo found itself trailing by four at the break, but statistically had the better of the play in the first half. The Beacons outgained the Tommies 147-77 and held St. Thomas to 27 first-half rushing yards.  
  • The Tommies received the second-half kickoff and put together a methodical, 13-play, 78-yard drive that resulted in a four-yard TD run by QB Cade Sexauer. That extended the hosts’ lead to 14-3 with 9:11 left in the third.
  • St. Thomas crafted another long scoring drive on its next possession, going 77 yards on 10 plays as Tom Loeffler ran it in from two yards out to make it 20-3. The drive was highlighted by a 33-yard reception by Wesley Juszczak on a trick play on fourth-and-six from the Valpo 35. Following the TD, St. Thomas went for two and the try failed.
  • With Valpo in need of a takeaway, the defense rose to the occasion. Austin Chilton (Windermere, Fla. / West Orange) snagged an interception at the St. Thomas 37 and set up the offense with good field position. That drive resulted in a 31-yard field goal by Bartholomew, as Valpo took the points on fourth-and-3 from the St. Thomas 14. That made it a two-score game at 20-6.
  • The next St. Thomas drive resulted in another turnover. This time Nick Price (Merrillville, Ind. / Merrillville) forced a fumble and Trent Miller (Gibsonia, Pa. / Pine-Richland) came up with the recovery to set up the Valpo offense at the St. Thomas 35.
  • Quarterback Ben Nimz (Waukesha, Wis. / Catholic Memorial) needed just one play to convert that opportunity into points, as he connected with an open Braden Contreras (Hillsdale, Ill. / Hinsdale Central) for a 35-yard TD to make it 20-13.
  • The Valpo defense forced a punt following a three-and-out. The ensuing Valpo drive started with 4:58 remaining, but resulted in an interception on a play where the Beacons initially thought they had a free play but there turned out to be no offsides penalty.
  • St. Thomas took over and was able to run off the remaining 4:47 to garner the seven-point win, their 29th consecutive home victory.

Inside the Game

  • The theme of close games continued, as this marked Valpo’s 14th straight league game decided by 12 points or fewer. During that stretch, 12 of the 14 games have been dictated by 10 points or fewer.
  • Contreras made his first TD catch of the season and the second of his career. His previous scoring reception came on the game-winning play of the Spring 2021 season finale vs. San Diego.
  • Chilton made his second interception of the season and has accounted for both Valpo picks this year. Miller’s fumble recovery was the first of his career, while Price was credited with his first career forced fumble.
  • Niesner averaged 53.2 yards per punt on six attempts, including the aforementioned long of 63. The 63-yard punt was the second longest of Niesner’s career behind his 72-yard rocket on April 17, 2021 vs. San Diego.
  • Jaxon Peifer (Normal, Ill. / Normal Community) totaled 14 tackles including eight solos and one tackle for loss to lead the way. His 14 stops matched a career high from this season’s Week 1 game at Indiana Wesleyan. Kohlton Sherman (Millington, Mich. / Millington) added nine tackles for the Beacons.
  • Nimz completed 17 passes for 177 yards, while Washington had a team-high five receptions for 32 yards. Valpo outdid the Tommies (3-1, 2-1) through the air 177-131.
  • Valpo’s biggest bugaboo was the penalties, as the guests were flagged 14 times for 117 yards.

Up Next

Valpo (1-5, 1-2) will enjoy a bye week before returning to action on Saturday, Oct. 23 at noon at Brown Field.

KNIGHTS BLANK ST. FRANCIS 4-0 BEHIND JENKINS’ AND VAN KEULEN’S BRACE

INDIANAPOLIS – Behind a pair of two goal games from James Jenkinsand Nate Van Keulen, the Marian men’s soccer team claimed their second Crossroads League win of the season on Saturday, defeating St. Francis 4-0. Marian is now 6-5-2 overall this season, while improving to 2-2 in the CL standings. 

The Knights came out with an aggressive approach to Saturday’s contest, gaining offensive possession early in the contest to generate a pair of shot attempts. After defending a quick St. Francis run on offense, Timmy Anneehelped create a scoring chance leading to Marian’s first goal of the night. Annee kept the ball in play saving it off the attacking goal line, and after a reset Nate Van Keulencame in possession with the ball. Van Keulen quickly found an open James Jenkinsin front of the net, with the senior turning from the middle of the pitch and striking on goal, burying his first shot for a Marian goal. Jenkins’ score in the 12th minute gave the Knights an early 1-0 lead.

Marian’s defense kept the Cougars out of the goal after securing the lead, keeping a clean sheet through the half as they turned away six shot attempts over the final 33 minutes. Marian had a chance to double the lead in the 22nd minute on a Van Keulen free kick, but his blast from 30 yards out carromed back into play off the bottom of the crossbar, and the game remained a 1-0 contest entering the break. 

In the second half, Marian wasted no time scoring, with Jenkins ripping an unassisted goal past Gabe Vessely 97 seconds into the second half to give his team 2-0 lead. St. Francis tried to respond with a goal of their own, but the Knights defense stood tall blocking three of the Cougars five shots taken after Jenkins’ goal. Following the barrage of shots, Marian added to their lead in the 60th minute as Annee played a long ball ahead for Van Keulen, with the freshman striker gathering and launching an attempt from outside the box to make it a 3-0 game. 

Van Keulen tacked on one more goal with six minutes remaining, scoring off a touch pass from Jenkins to put a stamp on the 4-0 Marian win. Both Van Keulen and Jenkins scored two goals and had one assist each, with Annee also picking up one assist. The two goal scorers combined for 10 of Marian’s 15 shots, with Sebastian Gonzaleztaking four shots. In goal, Brendan Weigermade the save on each of the Cougars three shots on goal, recording the shutout. 

Marian will finish their home stand on Wednesday when they host Mount Vernon Nazarene at 7 PM.

KNIGHTS FINISH RUNNER-UP AT IWU FALL INVITE; MATTHEW CHAPMAN WINS INDIVIDUAL TITLE

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – The Marian men’s golf team finished play at the IWU Fall Invite Saturday afternoon at Purgatory Golf Club, ending the 54-hole outing as the runner-up in the field of eight teams. Marian held a team lead of three-strokes after Friday’s 36 holes, but shot five-over par in the final round to lose grasp of the lead. Bellevue won with a team score of 860, followed by Marian’s 869 and Indiana Wesleyan’s 902. Matthew Chapmanwas the wire-to-wire winner, ending the weekened four-under. 

The Knights got off to a strong start in Friday’s first round, firing a 290 as a team to sit in second place as they made the turn to their second round. Matthew Chapmanhelped Marian’s round one charge, as the senior captured a share of the lead in the first round by firing a two-under par 70. Jay Williamswas just two strokes behind his teammate, holding onto third place after 18 holes with an even-par 72. Patrick Guymon and Sam Slaughterboth carded a 74 in their first round to hang with the leaders, while Seth Kestranekshot a 75 in his first round. 

In the second round, the Knights made a charge and over-took Bellvue for the lead, firing a 286 to end the day with a 576 total, sitting two-strokes under par. Chapman continued his dominant play, firing his second consecutive two-under par round, as his second 70 of the day had him four-under. Williams moved up on the leaderboard from third to second with a one-under 71, shooting a 143 over his 18 holes. Guymon joined his fellow seniors in the top-10 after dropping three strokes in the second 18, scoring a 71 to end Friday with a 145. Kestranek ended Friday with a 74, and Slaughter ended with a 79. 

On Saturday, Chapman kept his game sharp as he scored an even par 72, giving him a weekend total of 212. Chapman’s par was enough to hold off Floris-Jan Oosterhof from Bellevue on Saturday, as the Marian senior won the event by two strokes. Chapman’s win is his first of the season.

Joining Chapman on the all-tournament team was Williams, who also finished his final round with a par-72 to end the weekend with a 215 total. Williams finished third overall. Guymon dropped from sixth to eighth in the final standings, as he shot a 75 Saturday to end with a 220. Kestranek finished the weekend tied for 11th with a total of 223 after scoring a 74 in round three, and Slaughter finished 28th overall hitting an 82 Saturday to end at 235 over 54 holes. 

Playing as individuals over the 54 holes were Jake Bennettand Brandon Heffner, who both put together solid runs in Noblesville. After Friday, Bennett scored a 149 to tie for 11th overall, scoring a 74 in round one and 75 in round two. Heffner ended Friday with a 153, scoring a 78 in his first round of the weekend while hitting a 75 in round two. In the final round, Heffner shot a 74 to hold his spot at 19th overall, ending with a two-day total of 227. Bennett tied for 21st, scoring a 79 Saturday to end with a 79.

Marian will return to campus briefly before taking off to travel to Memphis, Tenn., to compete in the NAIA Memphis Shootout on October 11 and 12. 

FOOTBALL OVERWHELMS NO. 6 MARIAN KNIGHTS 41-7

MARION, Ind. – No. 14 Indiana Wesleyan football made a program statement win Saturday, scoring 41 unanswered points over No. 6 Marian University. The Wildcats jumped out to a quick 17-0 lead after one quarter of play. IWU would find the endzone two more times before the half, leading 31-0 at the break. The Knights were held scoreless until 4:10 of the fourth quarter. Today marks the second NAIA Top-10 win for the Wildcats this season. 

INSIDE THE GAME

  • The defense turned the heat up, sacking the quarterback six times for a new program record. Their previous best was four, which they have done on a couple occasions. 
  • In addition, IWU never let the Knights gain positive yardage running the ball, as the Knights rushed for 13 negative yards. 
  • Ismael Avila anchored the defense, collecting seven tackles with two coming for a Knights loss. Freshman Clayton Mosher had himself a day, posting four tackles, one for loss and a sack. 
  • Jacquez Carter exploded offensively, racking up 137 receiving yards in the contest, which is most by a Wildcat this season. The majority came on a 90-yard touchdown pass from Xander Stokes in the third quarter, setting a new program record for longest reception and longest receiving touchdown. 
  • The Wildcats were a perfect six for six in the redzone and held the ball for a whopping 35:05 minutes in the game, 13 minutes for than the Knights. 
  • Stokes tossed two touchdowns and 259 yards, giving him two straight games with at least two touchdowns and at least 250 yards in the air. He has gone over 200 yards in the air in during three games this season. 
  • IWU moved to 13-1 all-time at home and 3-0 this season. 
  • This was just the tenth road loss by the Knights in the last ten years.



LANGS PERSPECTIVE

  • Today was a milestone day for IWU Football. I could not be more proud of the response our players and coaches showed as they prepared for this week. We are excited for this win, but look forward to remaining focused for the many very good teams that are left on our schedule.



TERRAZAS PERSPECTIVE

  • I’m proud of the way our players committed to our daily process throughout the week. Our players played extremely hard today and executed our plan extremely well. I especially liked how physical we played, our balanced attack, and our execution in critical situations.



CLARK PERSPECTIVE

  • I was impressed by our consistent execution really from all position groups. Specifically, it was awesome to see our defensive front play stout against the run and generate a consistent rush, especially in some critical third downs rushing only 3 or 4. We were dealing with some injuries and were super proud of the way some guys stepped up in those spots. 


NEXT TIME OUT

  • IWU stays at home hosting Lawrence Tech on Saturday at 1 p.m. on Homecoming. 
  • LTU enters the game boasting a clean record at 6-0, one of two teams still unbeaten in the MFSA.

MEN’S GOLF TAKES THIRD AT IWU FALL INVITE

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – Indiana Wesleyan men’s golf hosted the 36-hole IWU Fall Invitational this weekend at the beautiful Purgatory Golf Club. From start to finish, IWU golf held firm in third place, firing off a 902 as a team, with 298 coming in as their low round. 


WILDCAT SCORES



NEXT TIME OUT

  • IWU participates in the Shootout at Chariot’s Run on October 22-23. 
  • The event will be played at the Chariot Run Golf Club in Laconia, Ind. 

NO.20 LINDSEY WILSON SLIPS PAST NO.10 WOMEN’S GOLF

NOBLESVILLE, Ind. – No. 10 Indiana Wesleyan women’s golf hosted the IWU Fall Invitational Friday and Saturday finishing second overall. The Wildcats were edged out of first by No. 20 Lindsey Wilson, who fired off a 920, compared to the Wildcats 925.


Caroline Gibson earned her second Top-5 finish of the season, pacing the Wildcats with a 36-hole score of 227. 


WILDCAT SCORES



NEXT TIME OUT

  • IWU participates in the Shootout at Chariot’s Run on October 22-23. 
  • The event will be played at the Chariot Run Golf Club in Laconia, Ind. 

MEN’S SOCCER: IU EAST 3, BRESCIA 2 (OT)

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – The Red Wolves’ first win came in dramatic fashion.

Tristan Thomas scored on a header in the second overtime to lift the Indiana University East men’s soccer team to a 3-2 win against River States Conference-leading Brescia University on a sunny Oct. 9 at Centerville High School.

IU East (1-10-1, 1-3) was playing for the first time since Sept. 25. Brescia fell to 8-4 overall and 5-1 in the league.

Thomas earlier scored on a header in 64th minute to put IU East ahead 2-1. Callum Coleman also used his head in the 49th minute to even the score after Brescia led 1-0 at the half.

IU East’s final home match of the regular season is Oct. 16 against WVU Tech. Match time is 3:30 p.m. in the second match of a women’s-men’s RSC doubleheader at Centerville High School.

WOMEN’S SOCCER: IU EAST 4, BRESCIA 1

CENTERVILLE, Ind. – The Indiana University East women’s soccer team made it a perfect home weekend with a 4-1 victory against Brescia University on Oct. 9 on a sunny afternoon at Centerville High School.

The Red Wolves, who also won at home on Oct. 7, are now 6-5 overall and 4-1 in the River States Conference. Brescia is 2-8 overall and 1-5 in the league.

Tori Martino scored the opening goal four minutes into the match. After Brescia tied things up, Sophie Pohlabel knocked in what proved to be the game-winning goal in the aftermath of an on-target serve into the box by Ellie Guenther.

Kimberly Trapp scored twice in the second half to provide the Red Wolves with some breathing room on the scoreboard.

IU East’s next match is Oct. 14 at home against RSC leader Ohio Valley University.

MEN’S GOLF: IU EAST AT RANDAL SADLER INVITE – DAY 1 RECAP

LIBERTY, Ind. – Kyle Maki shot 83 to lead the Indiana University East men’s golf program’s representatives in the first round at the Earlham College Randal Sadler Invitational on Oct. 9.

An IU East team made up of freshmen and a sophomore posted a team score of 342 on the challenging par-72, 6,964-yard layout at Harbor Links Golf Course. The Red Wolves are in fourth place.

Maki is 13th in the 44-player field. Emiliano Tercero (84), Mason Hahn (85) and Angel DelValle (86) also carded scores in the mid-80s for IU East.

Host school Earlham leads the team standings with a score of 315. Egor Zotov from Miami University shot 74 for the individual lead.

The final round of the two-day tournament starts at 9 a.m. on Oct. 10.

WOMEN’S GOLF: IU EAST 35TH IN NAIA POLL

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Indiana University East women’s golf team is No. 35 in the first NAIA Women’s Golf Coaches Poll.

It’s a program-best national poll ranking for IU East. The Red Wolves made their national poll debut at No. 37 last spring.

IU East is in the midst of a strong fall season with two first-place finishes and two runner-up finishes in four events. The Red Wolves have finished ahead of at least one current Top 35 team in three events.

The computers back up the Red Wolves’ poll ranking. IU East is No. 30 in the GolfStat NAIA national team ranking released Oct. 6. The Red Wolves’ Jo Wisecup is No. 120 in the national individual rankings.

IU East concludes its fall season this week at the Battle at the Henge at Stonehenge Golf Club in Winona Lake, Ind.

Oklahoma City University is No. 1 in the new NAIA poll.

Fall Portion of the Trine Women’s Golf Schedule Wraps Up at MIAA Championship

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. – The Trine University women’s golf team finished seventh in the final day of the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Fall Championships at Bedford Valley Country Club on Saturday. The result was not enough for the team to qualify for the opportunity to compete for the NCAA DIII Championship bid as the conference champion.

At the conclusion of six jamboree events, Trine placed seventh in the league standings, with Hope College having the lowest total score in MIAA events.

For the second straight day, Maire Sullivan [Plymouth, Mich. / Plymouth] had the lowest score for the Thunder with an 80. Sullivan birdied the par-3 8th hole and par-4 11th. She placed tenth on the player leaderboard.

The next lowest score belonged to Carli Sanford [Howe, Ind. / Sturgis] at 85. Reagan Guthrie [Genoa, Ohio / Genoa Area] and Grace Dubec [Fishers, Ind. / Hamilton Southeastern] tied with scores of 88.

Lily Williamson [Colfax, Ind. / Western Boone] shot an 89 in the final tournament of the fall season, and individual Bailey Bravata [Holland, Mich. / Zeeland East] fired an 88.

The Trine women’s golf team has concluded play in the fall, but will be back in action in the spring of 2022.

Halftime Deficit Too Much to Overcome for Royals

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – A three goal halftime deficit was too much to overcome as the Bethel University women’s soccer team dropped a 3-1 decision at Carleton Saturday afternoon.
 
Carleton put an early goal on the Royals 10 minutes into the contest before expanding its lead with a goal in the 17th. The Knights capitalized in the 38th minute off a corner kick advancing its lead to three goals.
 
Bethel was held to one shot in the first 45 minutes which came off target by Callie Beck in the 2nd minute.
 
Getting some looks on frame in the second half, Abby Swanda got one back for the Royals scoring her first goal of the season in the 60th minute from just outside the box.
 
While BU kept Carleton off the board in the second half, BU saw its final two opportunities at looks come up empty.
 
The Royals look to snap a three-match losing skid Tuesday hosting Saint Benedict at 4 p.m.

Men’s Soccer Shutout in Road Battle at Carleton

NORTHFIELD, Minn. – The Bethel University men’s soccer team saw limited opportunities in its 2-0 loss on the road at Carleton Saturday afternoon.
 
Bethel was limited to one shot on goal while on the other end Colin Hubert picked up three saves.
 
Carleton tallied the matches’ first goal in the 22nd minute scoring on a rebound shot. A shot from Carleton never made it all the way through before being deflected right back to a Knight who fired it upon the first touch.
 
Going without a shot in the first half, the Royals came out firing with three looks in the first 10 minutes.  BU’s last opportunity came on a shot from Isaac Howell shot in the 67th minute from 25 yards out just wide of the post.
 
The Knights sealed the deal scoring in the 88th minute.
 
Bethel looks to rebound Wednesday at Ona Orth hosting Saint John’s at 4 p.m.

Tigers Outlast Terriers in 2-1 Victory

Hiram, Ohio- The DePauw men’s soccer team defeated the Hiram College Terriers 2-1 on the road.

The Tigers struck early, going up 1-0 off a corner kick goal by Flynn Sheehan.

Sheehan would tally his second goal of the game, off a quick and low cross from Ben Weidner in the 27th minute of play, putting DePauw up 2-0 going into halftime. 

A miscommunication early in the second half led to an own goal by DePauw and the Tigers’ lead getting cut in half.

DePauw recovered from their earlier mishap and kept the Terriers at bay to secure the 2-1 victory. 

The Tigers move to 8-1 overall and 2-1 in the NCAC. DePauw hosts Wittenberg on October 13, with a game-time set for 7 pm EDT.

Tigers Topple Terriers in 3-0 Victory

Hiram, Ohio- The DePauw women’s soccer team dominated in its 3-0 victory over Hiram College.

The Tigers got on the board early after Kate Cowger capitalized on a give and go between her and Abbie Morris. Gathering a pass from Morris, Cowger turned and scored a goal off the post to give DePauw a 1-0 lead.

By the half, DePauw outshot Hiram 10-2 and recorded eight corner kicks.

In the second half, Annalise Grammel slipped past the defensive line and crossed the ball into the center of the box to find Sydney Calisto for her third goal of the season.

The Tigers’ final goal came in the 75th minute off a corner by Hadley Freeman, who put the ball just in front of Maya Caltry, who chipped it in to give DePauw a 3-0 victory.

The Tigers improve to 1-1-1 in NCAC play and face Wittenberg on Tuesday, October 12 at 7 pm on the road.

DePauw Blanks Ladies in NCAC Home Match

Greencastle, Ind. – DePauw battled back from a first-set deficit to blank Kenyon, 3-0 (25-20, 25-20, 25-17), in a North Coast Athletic Conference match in Neal Fieldhouse. The Tigers moved to 9-7 overall and 2-3 in the NCAC, while the Ladies dropped to 2-12 overall and 0-3 in the conference.

The Tigers trailed 17-13 in the opening set, but rallied with five straight points including a trio of service aces from Avery Christy and never trailed the rest of the set in winning, 25-20. DePauw got out to a 5-1 lead in the second set with a pair of Emma White aces in the run. Kenyon closed to 20-19, but the Tigers scored three straight and took the 25-20 win. In the closing set the teams were tied at 7-7 before DePauw scored four consecutive points and gradually pulled away for a 25-17 win and the match victory.

Each team had 31 kills with DePauw outhitting the Ladies, .225-.102. Jessica Levy led the Tigers with nine kills and Macy Reimbold had 10 for Kenyon. Grace Filbrun paced DePauw with 12 assists and Christy added 11 with Maya Sapsford leading Kenyon with 12 and Jac Cousineau chipping in 11.

Fibrun had four of DePauw 13 aces with White and Christy each added three. Three Kenyon players collected one ace each. Jenna Purichia led DePauw with 18 digs with Ellie Luciani totaling 11 for the Ladies. DePauw finished with a 9.0-2.0 edge in blocks with Ashley Haas leading with four.

DePauw hosts Millikin tomorrow at 2 p.m. on Senior Day for the Tigers.

DePauw Comes Back Twice in the Fourth for Program’s First Win at Wittenberg

Springfield, Ohio – Gus Baumgartner‘s 1-yard run with 2:01 left gave DePauw a 17-14 lead and the defense stopped the hosts near midfield as the visiting Tigers won for the first time at Wittenberg in eight tries. DePauw moved to 4-1 overall and 4-0 in the North Coast Athletic Conference, while the host Tigers dropped to 2-3 overall and 2-2 in the NCAC.

Wittenberg took a 7-0 lead into the fourth with the lone points coming on Bryce Anderson’s 2-yard run with 13:04 left in the second quarter. 

Following a short Wittenberg punt early in the fourth, DePauw took over on the hosts’ 33. The drive stalled at the Wittenberg 16, but Joe Sullivan nailed a 33-yard field goal with 12:00 remaining to trim the deficit to 7-3.

Wittenberg started the ensuing drive on its own 20 and, on the first play of the drive, DePauw linebacker Luke Marsh intercepted Bobby Froehlich’s pass at the Wittenberg 30 and returned it all the way for a score to lift the Tigers to a 10-7 advantage with 11:43 left.

DePauw’s defense forced a three-and-out and the offense took over on its own 38. The Tigers took 5:23 off the clock before the drive stalled at the Wittenberg 20. Sullivan’s 37-yard field goal try was blocked by Anthony Pedro and scooped up by Michael Fiessinger who took it 80 yards for a score. Brandon Goodwin’s point-after made it 14-10 in favor of the hosts with 4:47 remaining.

The Tigers embarked on their eventual game-winning series from their own 27. Andries completed a 15-yard pass to Trey Shaw on the first play and then converted a third down with a 13-yard pass to  Baumgartner. Danny Sheehan picked up five on the ground before Andries connected with Jaylon Smith for a 12-yard gain to the Wittenberg 28. Andries then kept it for 25 yards to the 3 and added another 2-yard run which set up Baumgartner’s winning score.

Wittenberg took over on its own 7 after the kickoff and picked up a couple of first downs before the DePauw defense held at the Wittenberg 43. 

DePauw outgained Wittenberg, 374-248, and held a 108-55 edge on the ground as well as a 23-16 advantage in first downs.

Baumgartner rushed for a game-high 86 yards on 20 carries, while Andries completed 22 of 39 for 266 yards. Shaw caught seven for 108 yards, while Smith totaled six catches for 64 yards.

Anderson led Wittenberg with 31 rushing yards on 17 tries and Froehlich completed 17 of 35 passes for 193 yards. Jake Saus caught four for 75 yards and Gene Nobles added four receptions for 42 yards.

Josh Coons led the DePauw defense with six tackles, while Brevon Gude led with two tackles for losses totaling six yards including a 4-yard sack.

Cameron Snurr led Wittenberg with nine tackles and Grant Hollinger followed with seven. Four different Wittenberg players had one sack each.

DePauw returns home on Saturday, October 16, when it hosts Ohio Wesleyan in an NCAC matchup at 1 p.m.

NOTES

  • DePauw held Wittenberg to 248 yards of offense which was their lowest total since Wooster limited them to 243 yards on October 3, 2015
  • DePauw has now won eight straight games against Division III opponents with the last loss coming to Denison on November 2, 2019.
  • This marked DePauw’s first win over Wittenberg since a 35-30 victory in Greencastle on October 10, 2015. DePauw had not won in Springfield in seven previous games. 
  • The 14 points allowed by DePauw was the best performance against Wittenberg since a 14-10 win on October 28, 1989.
  • This was the fourth straight opponent DePauw limited to 55 or fewer rushing yards and the third overall below 250 total yards.

DePauw Wins Big in 4-0 Victory Over Oberlin

Oberlin, Ohio- The DePauw University field hockey team recorded its second shutout and its first North Coast Athletic Conference win in its 4-0 victory over Oberlin College.

The Tigers from the start played with dominance, attacking the Yeowomen’s cage and firing five of its seven shots on goal.

In the second quarter, DePauw’s aggressive offense finally paid off when a scramble in front of the goal resulted in Maddie DeAscentis putting in her third goal of the season. 

At the start of the third quarter, the Tigers had held Oberlin to no shots and no penalty corners while maintaining a 1-0 lead. In the 42nd minute of play, a corner penalty taken by Christina Bourantas set up Sarah Goff for a redirected goal to give DePauw a 2-0 lead.

The Tigers found their groove in the fourth quarter, putting up a total of 13 shots, bringing its game total to 33. In the 50th minute, Eva Nicholson rebounded a shot by Bourantas, putting DePauw up by three. Seven minutes later, Amy Apfelbaum recorded her first career goal to put the Tigers up 4-0.

DePauw improves to 1-1 in NCAC play and faces Allegheny College tomorrow at 1 pm EDT.

Wabash Remains Unbeaten With Home Win Over Oberlin

Wabash took a 14-0 first-quarter lead over Oberlin and never looked back, defeating the visiting Yeomen 49-20 at Little Giant Stadium Saturday afternoon.

The Little Giants improved to 5-0 for the season with a 4-0 record in North Coast Athletic Conference games. Wabash and DePauw remain the only undefeated teams in the conference standings after the Indiana Tigers defeated Wittenberg in Springfield, Ohio.

Wabash cranked out 459 yards of offense with quarterback Liam Thompson throwing for 255 yards and two touchdowns, completing 16-of-20 pass attempts. He also ran eight times for 41 yards and produced one of four rushing touchdowns for the Little Giants.

Donovan Snyder started the scoring for Wabash with a one-yard run in the first five minutes of the game. Cade Campbell provided the 14-0 lead when he pounded into the end zone on a two-yard rush to cap a 10-play, 69-yard drive.

The Yeomen (0-6, 0-5 NCAC) responded with an eight-play, 62-yard drive that ended in a nine-yard touchdown pass from Chris Allen, Jr. to Brian Colarusso midway through the second period. Wabash came back with a quick-strike attack, racing 75 yards on two plays to answer the Oberlin score. Nick Hamman caught a 38-yard pass from Thompson that set up a 37-yard scoring strike to Cooper Sullivan to put Wabash in front 21-6.

The Wabash defense got the ball back in the hands of the offense on the very next play from scrimmage. Linebacker Clayton McPeek pressured the Oberlin quarterback Allen and forced a hurried throw. Cornerback Jose Franco knocked the pass forward into the waiting arms of safety Will Netting for an interception to set up a short field for the Little Giants.

Thompson capitalized on a 13-yard touchdown pass to Snyder to increase the Wabash lead to 28-6. Thompson stretched the advantage to 35-6 with a 14-yard touchdown run just prior to the end of the first half.

Oberlin hit a big play on its next possession on a 48-yard pass from Allen to Colarusso. The Yeomen’s drive stalled four plays later to force a field goal attempt. Franco once again proved to be a thorn in the side of the Oberlin team, blocking the 39-yard try. Casey Crozier scooped up the loose ball at the 27-yard line and raced 73 yards for a touchdown to put Wabash in front 36-6.

The Little Giants turned to backup quarterback Blake White on their next offensive possession after Oberlin scored on an 85-yard catch and run by Bear Broyles from Allen. The Yeomen quarterback threw for 371 yards and two scores while completing 23-of-44 passes with two interceptions.

White led the Wabash offense on an 11-play, 70-yard drive that clipped almost seven minutes off the third-quarter clock. The freshman QB capped the drive with a six-yard TD run to push the Wabash lead to 49-14. Oberlin added a late score in the final two minutes of the game for the 49-20 final.

Hamman caught five passes for a team-best 101 yards. Derek Allen caught a team-best seven passes for 56 yards. Eight different Wabash players finished the game with at least one reception. Noah Bierma led the Wabash ground game with 10 carries for 68 yards. Snyder ran for 57 yards and one score on 13 attempts.

Franco led the Little Giants on defense with six total tackles, including four solo stops. He broke up two passes in addition to the one blocked kick. Giovonni Zappala recorded Wabash’s second interception of the game and returned the pick 19 yards. Zappala also blocked an extra-point attempt by the Yeomen. Crozier and Josh Myers both picked up tackles for loss, with Crozier’s coming on an 11-yard sack of Allen.

Wabash will complete its two-game homestand with a conference contest against the College of Wooster on Saturday, October 16 beginning at 1 p.m.

First-Half Scoring Outburst Gives Wabash Road Win Over Allegheny

Wabash made a 3-1 halftime lead stand up for a two-goal soccer victory at Allegheny College Saturday afternoon.
 
Coledon Johnson tallied a pair of goals for Wabash (9-2-1, 2-0-1) for the third two-goal game of his career. Johnson’s first goal came in the 30th minute of the match. He collected a pass from Jerry Little in the top-right corner of the box to tally his team-best ninth goal of the season.
 
Alexis Delgado scored the second goal of the contest in the 31st minute when he stole the ball from an Allegheny (4-7-0, 0-3-0) defender and drilled a shot into the net for his fourth goal of the season. Johnson added one final goal in the 38th minute for his tenth of the year to answer a goal by Allegheny’s Nicholas Taliani one minute earlier.
 
Wabash put up eight shots in the second half after finishing with 13 in the first 45 minutes. The Little Giants recorded 11 shots on goal, led by Johnson with three.
 
Little Giant goalkeeper Michael Bertram recorded two saves to earn the victory. He faced eight total shots from the Gators in the game.
 
“It’s always difficult to make the long trip out to Allegheny,” Wabash head coach Chris Keller said. “We came out strong and played really well in the first half to score the three goals. We hit the post a couple of times in the second half. Defensively we did give up one goal but I felt it was a really good effort overall with a good game in goal from Bertram. Everyone contributed to the win and that was key to be able to bring the win back home.”
 
Wabash will travel to Denison University on Wednesday for a 7 p.m. contest against the Big Red.

Women’s Golf: Ravens Drop to Ninth in Day 2 of HCAC Championships

The Anderson University women’s golf team dropped to ninth place during Day 2 of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) Championships on Saturday in Franklin.

Anderson holds a 36-hole team score of 811 after Day 2.

Lauren Chapman (Carmel, Ind. / Heritage Christian School) and Faith Firle (New Castle, Ind. / New Castle) are both part of a tie for 35th place. Chapman has a score of 201 after shooting rounds of 99 and 102 on the par-72 layout at The Legends Golf Club. Firle holds a score of 201 after carding rounds of 97 and 104.

Jayda Hurst (Pittsboro, Ind. / Tri-West) is tied for 40th with a 203 after providing rounds of 94 and 109. Taylor Gillum (Daleville, Ind. / Daleville) holds 42nd with a 207, behind rounds of 100 and 107. Lauren Benton (Frankton, Ind. / Frankton) is currently in 47th with a 221 after shooting rounds of 113 and 108.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s Rachel Zhang fired a round of 69 to charge to the tournament lead with a 150. Zhang shot an 81 in Day 1.

Rose-Hulman holds a 56-stroke lead with a team score of 624. Transylvania University is currently in second with a 680, which is currently ahead of Mount St. Joseph University (684), Hanover College (686), Franklin College (705), Bluffton University (752), Defiance College (775), Earlham College (786), Anderson (811) and Manchester University (817), which rounds out the team standings.

Anderson wraps up the three-day HCAC Championships on Sunday at 9 a.m.

Women’s Soccer: Anderson Battles to Draw with Mount St. Joseph on Senior Day

The Anderson University women’s soccer team took on the Mount St. Joseph Lions in an undefeated Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference battle on Saturday at the AU Soccer Fields. A tough battle ensued between the two teams on Anderson’s Homecoming/Senior Day/Ribbon Cutting Ceremony. The game concluded in 110 minutes with the Ravens and Lions ending in a 1-1 tie.

Before the match, the Ravens celebrated senior day for the 10 Lady Raven seniors. Those who were honored were: #00 Mallory Housman (Evansville, Ind. / Memorial), #3 Jessica Pulaski (Centerville, Ohio / Centerville), #5 Maggie Kolenic (Cleveland, Ohio / Newbury), #9 Nadia Bentley (Cincinnati, Ohio / Archbishop McNicholas), #17 Kaitlyn Revell (Louisville, Ky. / Assumption), #21 Nicole Miller (Richland, Mich. / Gull Lake), #22 Rachel Milford (Fishers, Ind. / Horizon Christian), #25 Harper Manion (Lebanon, Ohio / Bishop Fenwick), #26 Corissa Horton (Fountaintown, Ind. / Triton Central), and #28 Izzy Wilson (Decatur, Ind. / Bellmont). The Ravens were congratulated on their performance over the past four year at Anderson University and the impact they left on and off the field.

With the start of the game, the Ravens (4-5-2, 3-0-1) saw themselves on the defensive end as the Lions (6-7-1, 3-0-1) applied pressure early. It wouldn’t be until the 30th minute of the match before the Ravens were able to get a shot. The opportunity came to Taylor Fort (Pendleton, Ind. / Pendleton Heights) who hit the ball just off the top of the cross bar. Both teams would share chances for the remainder of the half. Ravens goalkeeper Emmalee Paarlberg (Franklin, Ohio / Homeschool) and Lions goalkeeper Megan Gilpin both held strong inside the box to keep it a scoreless draw.

The Ravens came out hungry and looking for a goal at halftime. Izzy Wilson gave the Ravens a lead in the 51st minute with a shot just around the 18-yard box, sending the ball just under the crossbar and above the Lions goalkeeper’s hands.

Both sides would share possession on their offensive end, with neither team able to tack on a goal. With the final minutes approaching, it seemed as if the Ravens were going to walk away with a 1-0 victory. But, in the 88th minute, the Lions earned a corner kick. Emily Reichling took the kick for the Ravens, and was able to curve the ball into the back of the net to tie the game up 1-1.

With a tied game, all the fans would see some free soccer. During the first overtime period, the Lions would hold the advantage, taking control of the offensive side of the game. The Lions pulled off four shots and didn’t let the Ravens get a chance.

In the second overtime period, neither team was able to record a shot. After 110 minutes of soccer, the top two teams in the conference would end in a 1-1 draw.

Head Coach Jennifer Myhre had the following to say after the match: “The key to our game is being disciplined in possession and once we settled down and found our rhythm, we had a great attack. We came out the second half with strong momentum and pressure. It was a great combination play and strike by Izzy to put us ahead. We had some close chances as well and were unfortunate about the late goal. Any point is key in conference and a lot to still play for.” Then about the seniors: “This senior class has been amazing and [I] appreciate all their dedication and impact. Each of them plays with the heart and passion of AUWS and am proud of who they have become and the legacy they will leave. It’s been a joy to coach them and I am glad we still have games to play together.”

The final box score read the Ravens taking 11 shots with seven on goal while the Lions took 19 shots with nine on goal. Taylor Fort led the Ravens with three shots and two on goal. Jessica Pulaski took two chances with one on goal. Izzy Wilson netted the only shot she took. Riley Schultz (Circleville, Ohio / Logan Elm), Harper Manion, and Corissa Horton each hit their one shot on frame. Maggie Kolenic and Lillie Casey (Loveland, Ohio / Goshen) rounded out the Ravens’ shots with one each. Emmalee Paarlberg recorded eight saves for the Ravens to keep them in the game.

Anderson is now set to host the Defiance College Yellow Jackets (2-8, 0-4) at the newly named Fridley Stadium on Wednesday. Kick-off is set for 3:30PM.

Football: Beavers Secure Win against Ravens with Late Score

The Anderson University football team suffered a 32-20 loss to Bluffton University on Homecoming Saturday at Macholtz Stadium.

Anderson (0-5, 0-2) cut its deficit to 25-20 with 8 minutes, 16 seconds to go. Montez Archer Jr. then returned a kickoff 66 yards for a touchdown to create some separation for Bluffton (2-3, 1-1)

HOW IT HAPPENED

  • On the first play of the game, Stephan Kosakowski returned a kickoff for Bluffton 97 yards to the Anderson 1. The Beavers scored two plays later.
  • Bluffton scored a 62-yard touchdown on a hook-and-ladder play to take an 18-0 lead early in the second quarter.
  • Tyson Harley completed an 18-yard touchdown pass to Caleb Brown with 1:32 left in the second quarter.
  • Harley rushed a touchdown for five yards with 1:55 left in the third quarter.
  • Harley ran in a touchdown for two yards with 8:16 remaining in the fourth quarter.
  • Anderson provided 409 yards of total offense while Bluffton finished with 346 yards of total offense.
  • The Ravens held a 34-15 advantage against the Beavers in first downs.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

UP NEXT

Anderson challenges Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (3-2, 2-0) on Saturday at 1:30 p.m. in Terre Haute.

Penalty kick lifts HC past Manchester in HCAC action

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover men’s soccer team captured the 1-0 victory on Saturday afternoon as a penalty kick in the 77th minute sent the Panthers past Manchester. With the win, Hanover moves to 8-3-1 overall and 4-0-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action.
 
The opening frame saw a very competitive battle as both teams were able to generate pressure when Hanover looked to break the scoreless tie. Senior Luke Eppler (Evansville, Ind.) provided a fantastic shot on frame that was saved by the Spartan keeper.
 
The Panthers got another great look as sophomore Joel Yann (Louisville, Ky.) placed a shot from point blank that was saved once more by the Manchester goalkeeper.
 
Hanover entered the half with the slim 9-4 margin in shots, led by senior Josh Hughes (Lafayette, La.) and Eppler with two shots a piece.
 
The second half saw Eppler again get pressure in the box as he was able to get a shot that beat the keeper but was negated by an offside call.
 
Hanover broke the scoreless tie in the 77th minute as the Panthers were able to draw a foul in the box that set-up a penalty kick for Hughes. The senior delivered propelling HC to the 1-0 victory.
 
The Panthers return to action on Wednesday, Oct. 13 when they travel to Franklin. Game time is set for 7:00 PM.


 

Turnovers plague Panthers in HCAC contest at Rose-Hulman

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. – The Panthers dropped a heartbreaker on Saturday afternoon in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action as Rose-Hulman handed the Panthers their first HCAC loss 31-21. Hanover moves to 2-3 overall, 1-1 in HCAC action.
 
After a shaky opening drive the Panthers were able to settle in and provide the game’s first score midway through the opening stanza. Senior Matthew Weimer (Georgetown, Ind.) paced the drive taking HC 58-yards on three plays. The big play came on a 51-yard hook-up between Weimer and senior Jared Frank (Louisville, Ky.) who had reservations for seven.
 
Rose-Hulman tied the contest on their next drive as they used seven plays to travel 35-yards, 7-7.
 
The second quarter would see both offenses stall as neither team was able to break the scoreless tie before the intermission.
 
However, the Panthers came running out of the gate in the second half as Weimer tallied his second passing touchdown of the afternoon finding junior Hunter Eads (Batavia, Ohio) for the TD. The senior delivered a 38-yard strike that hit Eads in stride giving the Blue and Red the lead with 12:25 remaining in the frame.
 
The Panthers added another score minutes later following a forced fumble by junior Devonte Hardiman (Princeton, Ind.). Senior Walt Ballinger (Beech Grove, Ind.) handled the rest as he rushed 28-yards for a Hanover score, 21-7.
 
The Fightin’ Engineers refused to roll over as they were able to find the endzone with 6:50 to play before connecting on a 37-yard field goal that cut the difference to 21-17. They captured their first lead of the afternoon with just over 11 minutes remaining in the contest and never looked back as they claimed the 31-21 victory.


Hanover returns to action on Saturday, Oct. 16 when they welcome Defiance to campus. Game time is set for 1:30 PM.

Panthers remain perfect in HCAC action with victory at Defiance

DEFIANCE, Ohio – The Hanover volleyball team remained perfect in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference action as they defeated Defiance 3-1 (25-17, 25-18, 21-25, 25-16) on Saturday afternoon. With the win, Hanover moved to 11-7 overall, 3-0 HCAC.
 
The Panthers were paced by junior Emma Harmon (Carmel, Ind.) and junior Adrianne Vance (Indianapolis, Ind.) tying a game-high 14 kills. Senior Kelsey Ketcham (Mishawaka, Ind.) dished out 38 assists.
 
The opening set saw domination by the Panthers as they tallied a convincing 15 kills on a .333 hitting percentage. After trailing 10-8 in the set, Hanover cranked it up as a 7-0 rally paced by Ketcham sent HC out in front 17-12. The domination continued as Harmon tallied back-to-back kills securing the set one victory.
 
Set two would see Hanover surge ahead as freshman Maggie Schweitzer (Shelbyville, Ind.) used accurate serving to push the difference to 9-3. Defiance looked to steal the momentum when Harmon deemed clutch once more securing the 25-18 win. Hanover tallied 11 kills in the set.
 
After dropping set three, the Panthers erupted charting a .213 hitting percentage led by senior Maddie Edwards (Jasper, Ind.). Edwards capped off a 4-0 run that saw HC capture the 20-13 lead. Vance secured the contest moments later for the final point of the afternoon.
 
Hanover returns to action on Wednesday, Oct. 13 when they welcome Mt. St. Joseph to Collier Arena. Game time is set for 7 PM.

Women’s Golf sits fourth following day two of HCAC Championship

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Panthers wrapped up day two of play sitting fourth overall as part of the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Tournament hosted by Franklin College.
 
Hanover turned in a combined 350 strokes, for a two day total of 686 strokes.
 
Freshman Taylor Caldwell (Noblesville, Ind.) paced the Panthers sitting eighth overall carding a round two score of 80 strokes.
 
Senior Kennedy Easton (Borden, Ind.) jumped to 12th overall after shooting an 88 for a two day total of 171 strokes.
 
Hanover also saw junior Taylor Drake (Franklin, Ind.) turn in a round in the 80’s as she carded and 85 to finish 14th.
 
Rounding out the field for Hanover was junior Becca Chamberlain (Winchester, Ind.) who is currently tied for 18th and senior Hannah Julow (Evansville, Ind.) who sits 28th overall.
 
The final round of the HCAC Tournament is slated for Sunday, Oct. 10.

Hanover pushed unbeaten streak to 17 games with win over Manchester

HANOVER, Ind. – The Hanover women’s soccer team pushed their unbeaten streak to 17 straight games as they knocked off Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference foe Manchester, 4-0. With the win, Hanover moves to 7-0-2 overall and 3-0-0 HCAC. 
 
The Panthers dominated the pitch from the opening kick-off as they were able to provide the first strike just three minutes into the opening frame. Junior Josie Dattilo (Montgomery, Ohio) provided the goal as she fired a shot from the top of the 16-yard box that soared over the Spartan keeper, 1-0.
 
The Blue and Red dealt another goal at the 11 minute mark as senior Autumn Boothby (Mount Orab, Ohio) served up a corner kick into the box that freshman Nora Ludwig (Cincinnati, Ohio) was able to fire home, 2-0.
 
Senior Maggie Day (Sellersburg, Ind.) kept her six game goal streak alive as she pushed the difference to 3-0. The senior took a pass in front of frame that she used to beat the keeper at the near post.
 
Hanover extended the difference in the second half as Day added her second goal of the afternoon and the final blow of the contest off an assist by senior Bryn Rolfsen (Loveland, Ind.), 4-0.
 
The Panthers return to action on Sunday, Oct. 10 when they travel to Transylvania. Game time is set for 2:00 PM.

Women’s Tennis drops tough battle with Anderson

INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – The Hanover women’s tennis team took on Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponent Anderson on Saturday afternoon, falling in the contest 6-3.
 
The Panthers opened the afternoon with a victory at no. 1 doubles as the team of senior Maddie Shannon (Anderson, Ind.) and freshman Linde Meerpool (Wolvertem, Belgium) captured the set 8-5.
 
Hanover surrendered the remaining two double matches to fall behind 2-1.
 
In singles play, Meerpoel captured her no. 2 singles set by a score of 6-1, 6-1, before teammate sophomore Isabelle Roberts (Brownsburg, Ind.) dropped a tough 1-6, 6-3, 0-6 match as no. 3 singles.
 
The Panthers final victory came at no. 6 singles as senior Cassie Froedge (Louisville, Ky.) claimed her match-up 6-2, 6-2.
 
Hanover returns to action on Friday, Oct. 15 as they compete as part of the HCAC Tournament.

Spartans Shutout Yellow Jackets on Homecoming

NORTH MANCHESTER, Ind. – The Manchester University football team shutout visiting Defiance College 22-0 on Homecoming Weekend on Saturday October 9.

A packed Spartan Stadium was treated to a stout defensive effort by the Black & Gold. The Spartans held Defiance to just 204 yards of total offense – including just 74 yards rushing. Both Jalen Masden(Evansville, Ind./Harrison) and Devontay Moore (Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) made 10 tackles in the game. Moore added 4.5 tackles-for-loss and 2.5 sacks, while also forcing and recovering a fumble. Manchester’s defense racked up 7 tackles-for-loss and 4.0 sacks on the afternoon. Willis Sands Jr. (Miramar, Fla./Miramar) and Jabari Webb (Villa Rica, Ga./Villa Rica) added 8 and 7 tackles, respectively.

Manchester’s lone visit to the end zone on Saturday was also courtesy of its strong defense. Towards the end of the 2nd quarter, sophomore Jamaal Hubbard(Russelville, Ala./Russellville) intercepted Jordan Ambrose’s pass and returned it 70 yards for a touchdown.

The remaining 15 points for the Black & Gold came off the steady foot of the current Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference Special Teams Player of the Week senior Andrew Kibler(Cape Coral, Fla./Mariner). Kibler went a perfect 5-5 on field goal attempts on Saturday, knocking kicks in from respective distances of 41, 38, 25, 34, and 25 yards. The NCAA Division III record for most field goals made in a game was six, set back in 1984 by Jim Hever of Rhodes College.

While Manchester’s offense was kept out of the end zone on Saturday, Black & Gold running back David Smith(Indianapolis, Ind./North Central) did rush for 124 yards on 19 carries. Manchester rushed for 152 yards on Saturday afternoon.

Winners of back-to-back contests, the Spartans improved to 2-0 in HCAC play this season. Manchester (2-3, 2-0 HCAC) will head to Mount St. Joseph University next weekend for a 1:30 p.m. showdown with the Lions in Cincinnati.

Defiance (0-5, 0-2 HCAC) will travel to Hanover College next weekend for a 1:30 p.m. matchup with the Panthers.

Men’s Soccer Edged by HCAC-leading Hanover on Saturday

HANOVER, Ind. – The Manchester University men’s soccer team dropped a narrow 1-0 decision on the road at HCAC-leading Hanover College on Saturday October 9.

The host Panthers scored the lone goal of the match in the 77th minute. Hanover’s Josh Hughes converted a penalty kick, scoring for the fourth time this season.

The Panthers led 19-7 in shots taken on Saturday afternoon. Of Manchester’s seven shots in Saturday’s match, two were placed on goal. Matt Brown(Carmel, Ind./Carmel) and Harley Kruschwitz(North Manchester, Ind./Manchester) both placed a shot on goal. Cory Mitchell (Maitland, Fla./Winter Park) and Chris Gerken (Huntertown, Ind./Carroll) both took two shots in Saturay’s game.

Manchester goalie Aidan Brunkow(Indianapolis, Ind./Heritage Christian) made five saves in between the posts on Saturday.

Hanover also led 10-3 in corner kicks taken.

The Panthers improved 8-3-1 overall with the win. Hanover sits a perfect 4-0-0 in HCAC play this season.

Manchester (5-6-1, 2-2-0 HCAC) will host Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on Wednesday October 13 at 7:30 p.m. in Spartan Stadium.

Manchester Volleyball knocked off at Earlham on Saturday

RICHMOND, Ind. – The Manchester University volleyball team was knocked off in four sets at Earlham College on Saturday October 9.

The Quakers defended their home court by claiming the match by set scores of 25-16, 25-17, 23-25, and 25-21.

Samantha Campbell(Brownsburg, Ind./Brownsburg) led the Manchester offense with 11 kills on the strength of a .296 swinging percentage. She added a solo block and block assist. Carley Camp (Logansport, Ind./Logansport) added a pair of solo blocks and block assists.

Carly Ripberger(Tipton, Ind./Tipton) finished the match with 19 assists while Helaina Walters (Marion, Ind./Eastbrook) led Manchester with 12 digs.

The host Quakers hit .211 in Saturday’s match. Maria Young finished with 20 kills. Giselle Mora added 14 kills for Earlham. Erin Wagner, Earlham’s all-time leader in assists, finished with 38 helpers on Saturday. She also added a team-high 14 digs.

Manchester (8-10, 0-3 HCAC) will look for its first conference win of the season on Wednesday October 13. The Black & Gold are scheduled to host the Defiance Yellow Jackets in Stauffer-Wolfe Arena at 7 p.m.

Earlham improved to 13-5, 2-1 with the win.

Women’s Soccer Drops HCAC Road Match at Hanover

HANOVER, Ind. – The Manchester University women’s soccer team fell on the road in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play at Hanover College on Saturday October 9.

The league-leading Panthers took Saturday’s match by a final score of 4-0.

Hanover scored its first two goals from Josie Dattilo (3rd minute) and Nora Ludwig (11th minute). Maggie Day scored the other two goals for the Panthers, scoring in the 22nd and 61st minutes. Day leads the conference and ranks sixth nationally with 13 goals.

Hanover improved to 8-0-2, 3-0-0 HCAC. The Panthers haven’t suffered a defeat in 17 straight contests.

Manchester (2-8, 1-3 HCAC) will travel to Rose-Hulman on Wednesday October 13 for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Fightin’ Engineers.

Cougars Rebound with Dominating 68-0 Performance Over Madonna to Celebrate Homecoming

FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The University of Saint Francis Cougars (2-2; 0-1 MSFA) played host to the Madonna University Crusaders (1-5) Saturday afternoon at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium, and rebounded after consecutive losses to dominate the Crusaders to a 68-0 victory.

Right out of the gate, the Cougars set the tone. Their defense forced a three and out, and junior quarterback Heath Simmons took the field to guide his team back on the winning track. Running back Cameron Peterson took six consecutive carries for 38 yards down the field, and then Will Homan got the ball at the five-yard line and ran it in for the first score of the game.

Later in the frame, the Cougars got the ball back on their first of four interceptions, and this time it was Peterson who ran the ball in from the five-yard line for his first touchdown of the game, doubling the lead at 14-0.

That was not all in the first quarter though. Saint Francis’ defense stepped up again to give Simmons the ball right back, and he took control. Will Homan dominated the drive this time, totaling four rushes with his last being a 25-yard touchdown run for his second of the quarter, and the Cougars ended the first frame leading the Crusaders 21-0.

Then in the second quarter, the Cougars did the most damage.

It started with a nine-play drive finishing with Cam Peterson’s second touchdown of the game as he ran for 15 yards. Then a three and out followed by the Cougars defense, and then Simmons found wide receiver Matt Kominkiewicz for a 51-yard touchdown pass.

Now ahead by 35, defensive end Alfred Moore got a 10-yard sack and forced a fumble, which he recovered himself and ran it back for the first defensive touchdown of the game.

Before the second quarter ended, Homan rushed for a yard to complete his third touchdown run of the first half as Saint Francis went to the locker room brimming with confidence now ahead 49-0.

The Cougars got the ball to start the second half and now with Peterson and Homan sidelined, it was time for running back Ja’Suan Lambert to step up to the challenge. And he did with three consecutive rushes ending with a one-yard TD run for his first collegiate career touchdown. 

Also getting in on the fun were quarterback Luke Robertson finding Landon Rush for a 20-yard touchdown pass, and defensive tackle Quintin Gordon for a pick-six. 

After a scoreless fourth quarter, the Cougars had a convincing bounce back win to pull even at .500.

Throughout the game, Simmons passed for 205 yards and a passing touchdown, while Robertson followed suit with 113 passing yards of his own. Peterson ran for 65 yards and a couple touchdowns, Homan ran for 59 yards and three touchdowns while kicker Aidan Hosler went 8-for-8 in extra point attempts. 

The Cougars resume play next Saturday evening when they travel to Indianapolis, Indiana where they will be challenged going up against the No. 6 Marian University Knights (4-1; 2-0 MSFA) beginning at 6:00 pm.

GRENADIERS DEFEAT RIO GRANDE SATURDAY

NEW ALBANY, Ind. – The IU Southeast volleyball team defeated Rio Grande 25-15, 25-15, 14-25, 27-25 on Saturday to move to 2-0 on their current five-match homestand.

Emilee Organ led IU Southeast with 16 kills, Macy Graves had 10 and Maggie Purichia added eight.

IU Southeast (10-8, 6-2 RSC) led for the majority of the first set. The Grenadiers used an 8-0 run to extend their lead to 17-7. The Grenadiers scored in a variety of ways during the run, including kills by Graves, Purichia and Organ. Averee Yoder added an ace as IU Southeast looked to pull away. 

Rio Grande (5-11, 3-5 RSC) cut the lead to seven, but could not pull any closer as IU Southeast took the first set 25-15. The Grenadiers were balanced in the first set, scoring on kills by seven different players. Organ led the way in the first set with five kills, and Graves added three. Yoder and Brandy Eisenback each added an ace.

The second set began tightly contested as both teams traded points. IU Southeast used a 6-0 run to take a 12-7 lead. Four attack errors from the RedStorm, an ace by Hannah Brown and a kill by Graves sparked the run. The Grenadiers remained in the lead for the rest of the set as a 5-0 run propelled them to a 25-15 victory in the second set. IU Southeast used kills from four different Grenadiers during the 5-0 stretch to propel them to the set victory.

IU Southeast was well balanced in the second set as well. Eight different Grenadiers added a kill and Brown served up an ace to give IU Southeast a 2-0 set lead.

The RedStorm jumped out to a quick 10-3 lead in the third set and never looked back, taking the set by a score of 25-14. Fisher and Brown both had an ace in the set for the Grenadiers.

A quick 10-2 run gave the Grenadiers an early lead in the fourth set. Rio Grande slowly fought back, narrowing the Grenadiers lead to just one at 18-17. IU Southeast extended their lead with a 5-1 run, but the RedStorm answered with a 5-0 run of their own to tie the set at 23-23. After several back-and-forth points, IU Southeast capitalized on their third match point to take the fourth set 27-25 and the match 3-1.

IU Southeast had nine aces in the match. Jennie Malone, Brown, Eisenback and Fisher had two aces apiece and Yoder added one. Brown led the Grenadiers with 23 assists, and Eisenback added 17. Maggie Purichia had 3.5 blocks for the Grenadiers.

IU Southeast hosts Midway on Tuesday at 7 p.m.

Five in a Row; Volleyball Dominates Fighting Scots for Fifth Straight Sweep

KOKOMO, Ind. – It has been 14 days since the Indiana University Kokomo volleyball team has lost a set. The Cougars have won five straight matches, all of them coming via a 3-0 sweep. On Saturday afternoon, the Cougars made quick work of Ohio Valley University, defeating the Fighting Scots in 50 minutes, allowing just 21 points across three sets. 

The Cougars hit a whopping .486 in the match with 39 kills and just three errors in 74 total attempts. The .486 hitting percentage is a season-high for the Cougars, besting their .453 clip in a 3-0 win against Brescia on September 14.

IU Kokomo won the coin toss and elected to serve first against the Fighting Scots. Lorelei Porter was first up for the Cougars, recording two service aces to start the match. Porter would go on to serve seven more points, giving IU Kokomo a 9-0 lead. On Porter’s 10th serve, Ohio Valley managed to get one of their two kills in the set but Porter recorded a kill to quickly give the Cougars a sideout. An IU Kokomo mishap gave the Fighting Scots their second point of the set, making it 10-2. A kill by Morgan Weir gave the Cougars the serve back and Kendal Williams served 13 straight points, extending the Cougar lead to 24-2. An Ohio Valley kill made it 24-3 and Weir recorded a kill to end the set with the Cougars winning 25-3. Three points is the lowest point total by an opposing team in program history. 

The second and third sets was much of the same IU Kokomo domination from start-to-finish. The Cougars held the Fighting Scots to just nine points in both sets. 

IU Kokomo will put its five-match winning streak on the line on Tuesday as they host Saint Mary of the Woods College inside the Student Activities and Events Center. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.

Titans held scoreless against Saint Xavier

LAKEVILLE, Ind. – IU South Bend had more chances in the offensive end than in any previous conference match this season, but the Titans were unable to break through on Saturday afternoon, as they fell to visiting Saint Xavier, 7-0 at Newton Park.

Rebekkaha Guess had an opportunity to find the back of the net early in the match, but her shot in the second minute was stopped by the SXU goalkeeper. Later in the first half, Alyssa Macias’ attempt was also saved in the 17th minute.

The Cougars (3-10, 3-5 CCAC) struck early, scoring in the second and seventh minutes on their way to a 4-0 halftime advantage. Marissa Million and Avery Karber each had attacking chances in the second half, but both shots sailed wide of goal.

Goalkeeper Kaitlyn Paul finished with eight saves for the Titans (0-11, 0-8 CCAC).

IU South Bend are back in action next Saturday, when they travel to face Calumet. Kickoff with the Crimson Wave is set for 8:30 p.m. on October 16, from the Crown Point SportsPlex in Crown Point, Ind.

Titan XC competes at Bethel Invite

MISHAWAKA, Ind. – IU South Bend cross country made their fourth appearance of the regular season on Friday, as the Titans competed at the Bethel Invitational.

Freshman Ben Balderas was IUSB’s top finisher for the third race in a row, placing 103rd overall with a time of 31:18.5. Following closely behind was sophomore Cohl Fox, coming in 106th just 15 seconds behind Balderas at 31:33.5.

The Titans are back in action in two weeks, when they close out the regular season with the NAIA Great Lakes Invitational, held in Grand Rapids, Mich. on October 23.

Full Results – Men:
1. Ben Balderas – 31:18.5 (103rd)
2. Cohl Fox – 31:33.5 (106th)
3. Luis Perez – 33:43.2 (117th)
4. Darrian Holloway – 35:05.0 (120th)
5. Caleb Christy – 42:09.2 (128th)

RECAP | Volleyball Sweeps Bluffton, Picks Up First League Win of Season

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin College volleyball team hosted their first league home match of the year on Saturday (Oct. 9) afternoon, welcoming the Bluffton Beavers to the Spurlock Center.

The Grizzlies (9-11, 1-2 HCAC) overwhelmed the Beavers (9-13, 1-2 HCAC) on the attack, hitting .206 as a team and having three players rack up double digit kills. The hosts forged a big comeback to close out a thrilling final set and earn a sweep 25-22, 25-20, 27-25.

How it Happened
After falling behind very early, Franklin rallied to take the lead for good with six straight points that made it 7-3. The Beavers tied things up three times later in the set before the hosts pulled away late and finished off the first game with a Miranda Wilson kill.

Bluffton took four of the first five point in game two but the Griz once again shook off the early deficit and took the lead for good after three straight unforced errors made it 16-14 Franklin. Sara Allen put the finishing touches on a game two win with her eighth kill of the day.

For the third straight set, the Beavers jumped out to an early lead and held match point at 24-22. Allen and Chloe Holder teamed up for three straight kills to take the lead and the Grizzlies complete the comeback with another kill from Holder and a Bluffton error.

Inside the Box Score
-It was a big day for Wilson, Holder and Allen as they all turned in big offensive afternoons. Wilson had a team-high 16 kills while Allen and Holder both added 11 with the latter leading the team with a .400 hitting percentage.
Billie Jarrett handed out 44 assists and teamed with Holder to reject a pair of Bluffton attacks.
-The Grizzly back line was sensational, with four players racking up at least 10 digs. Allison Thompson‘s 18 led all Grizzly defenders with Maddie Holubik adding 12 and both Jarrett and Morgan Curtis recording 10 each.

Up Next
Franklin hits the road for each of their next two contests, the first coming on Wednesday (Oct. 13) night when they face Rose-Hulman. First serve is set for 7:00 p.m.

RECAP | Grizzlies Bury Quakers Beneath Mountain of Goals for First League Win

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin College men’s soccer team used a flurry of goals to collect their first league win of the year on Saturday (Oct. 9) with a 6-0 win over Earlham.

Jon Moore and Dillon Neel both scored twice and Angel Tapia set a program record with four assists for the Grizzlies (3-7-1, 1-2-1 HCAC) as they buried the Quakers (0-11, 0-4 HCAC) in goals early and often. Logan Ramsey and Eddy Yousak added their first goals of the year for the Griz offense.

How it Happened
The Grizzlies opened the scoring just 2:37 in when Neel hammered home a through ball from Tapia and the lead grew to a pair in the 14th minute when Moore rifled a shot into the top right corner. In the 20th minute, Yousak made it a three-goal game when he re-directed a through ball from Tapia capping the first half scoring.

The onslaught continued in the second half with set piece from Neel and Ramsey in the 57th and 66th minutes, respectively. Moore capped the scoring late, finishing off a gorgeous passing sequence.

Inside the Box Score
-Moore is up to a team-high eight goals on the year and sits two shy of tying the single-season record for most in a season, set by Grant Krevda in 2010.
-Not only are Tapia’s four assists the most in a single game in school history, but it gives him a share of the single season record for assists with Austin Fundenberger. Fundenberger set the record back in 2015.
-Ramsey’s goal was the first of his career and he became the third Grizzly center back to record a goal this year, joining sophomores Noah Harris and Kobe Darnold.
-Shots for the day were 17-4 in Franklin’s favor.
Elliott Clark and Ian Rowe combined for the clean sheet, with Rowe taking part in his first career shutout. The sophomore keeper kept Earlham scoreless in the final minute, stopping an Earlham penalty kick. 

Up Next
Franklin is back at home on Wednesday (Oct. 13) night, hosting Hanover College. Kick-off is set for 7:00 p.m.

RECAP | Page’s First Half Goal Stands Up as Winner in Shutout of Earlham

FRANKLIN, Ind. – The Franklin College women’s soccer team welcomed the Earlham Quakers to Faught Stadium on Saturday (Oct. 9) afternoon.

The Grizzlies (3-8, 2-2 HCAC) got a goal midway through the first half from Lilly Haines and turned things over to their defense from there. The home side limited the Quakers (1-8, 0-3 HCAC) to just three shots on target in a 1-0 win, snapping a two-game skid.

How it Happened
After a couple quality chances early on, the Grizzlies hit pay dirt in the 25th minute when Elaina Page and Kinsey Price connected for the game-winning tally. Price sent a crossing feed in that found its way to Page’s foot and from there, the back of the net. 

From there, the Grizzly defense held court for the rest of the day, limiting Earlham’s chances to the outside. The Quakers’ last-ditch effort to tie things up came in the 88th minute, but Riley Rice was right where she needed to be to stop Earlham’s Eva Lyon.

Inside the Box Score
-Page led all attackers with six shot attempts and notched a pair of shots on target to tie with Price for the team lead. Attempts were 12-5 in Franklin’s favor with the Grizzlies holding a 5-3 edge in shots on target.
-Rice recorded her third career clean shit, all this season, making three saves on the afternoon.

Up Next
Franklin heads back out on the road on Wednesday (Oct. 13) when they travel to Hanover for a matchup with their long-time rival. Kick-off is set for 5:00 p.m.

RHIT Volleyball Falls in Pair in Kentucky

LEXINGTON, Ky. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women’s volleyball fell in a pair of three-set matches on Saturday afternoon against Transylvania University and Otterbein University.  Rose-Hulman fell to 9-11 on the season and 1-2 in Heartland Collegaite Athletic Conference play.

Statistical total leaders for the day included: Elizabeth Canon with 16 kills, Kylie Rathbun with 28 digs, Sydney Naubauer with 6 blocks, and Jillian Gregg with 20 assists.

The Fightin’ Engineers host Franklin College on for Faculty Appreciation Night on Wednesday, October 13. The match time is scheduled for 7pm from Hulbert Arena.

Rose-Hulman Football Knocks Off Hanover in Homecoming Game

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology scored the last 24 points of the game to rally from a 21-7 deficit and claim a 31-21 victory over Hanover College in the 2021 Homecoming Game on Saturday at Cook Stadium.

After a 7-7 halftime tie, Hanover scored two touchdowns in the first five minutes of the second half to take a 21-7 lead.  Rose-Hulman rallied with a 13-yard touchdown run by Grant Ripperda  and a 37-yard field goal by Jonathan Oliger to close within 21-17 at the end of the third quarter.

The fourth quarter was all Rose-Hulman.  Andrew Dion connected with Jailen Hobbs on a 3-yard touchdown pass with 11:47 remaining to put the Fightin’ Engineers ahead 24-21.  Dion then scored the game clinching touchdown with a 19-yard scoring run with 39 seconds left in the game to wrap up the scoring in the 31-21 victory.

Rose-Hulman’s defense made the biggest play of the day to secure the win.  The Fightin’ Engineers held a 24-21 lead with less than five minutes remaining, and Hanover reached the red zone to face a 3rd-and-goal on the 12-yard line.  Chaikou Sow hauled in an interception in the endzone and added a 42-yard return to not only prevent a potential score, but also give field position to the Engineers.

Dion completed 20-of-36 passes for 211 yards and one touchdown, along with a rushing score.  Shane Welshans rished for 70 yards and one touchdown, and Grant Ripperda added 46 rushing yards and another score.  

Noah Thomas led the receivers with six catches for 74 yards, and Adam Tice-Saliu added three receptions for 60 yards on the afternoon.

Riley Roberts had a team-high nine tackles along with 2.5 tackles-for-loss and two sacks.  Sow added eight tackles, one pass breakup and his key interception.

Rashard Brown contributed seven tackles and one sack, and Michael Stevens had six tackles to provide defensive depth.

Hobbs led the special teams with 101 yards on three kickoff returns and 32 yards on a pair of punt returns.  His performance included a 65-yard kickoff return and a 27-yard punt return.

For Hanover, Matthew Weimer finished 13-of-27 for 212 yards and two touchdowns, Jared Frank had four receptions for 114 yards and a 51-yard touchdown, and Shawn Coane led the team with 79 rushing yards.  Walt Ballinger added a 28-yard second half score.

The score was tied 7-7 at the half after two first quarter touchdowns.  Welshans provided the second score from 3 yards out to tie the score.

Rose-Hulman snapped Hanover’s 14-game HCAC winning game that dates to 2018, and also handed the Panthers their first HCAC road loss since 2017.  The Fightin’ Engineers improved to 3-2 on the season and 2-0 in HCAC play, while Hanover dropped to 2-3 and 1-1 in league games.

Women’s Soccer Dominates Defiance on Homecoming

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology women’s soccer shutout Defiance College on Homecoming Day 5-0.  Rose-Hulman won its third-straight match to improve to 7-2-1 and 3-1 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference play, while Defiance fell to 2-8 and 0-4 in the HCAC.

Lane Lawrence set the tone early, scoring in the first minute of the match.  Elle Vuotto scored in the 23rd minute off a pass by Lawrence, and Lawrence scored again on a header in the 34th minute.  Kiley McKee assisted Lawrence’s second goal.  Endia Clark capped off the first half with her first goal of the season in the 45th minute, assisted by McKee.

Clark scored her second goal of the match in the 57th minute, this time from both McKee and Alicia Rodriguez

Rose-Hulman outshot Defiance 44-0 in the contest, with 21 shots on goal.  Rodriguez led the shot chart with seven, followed by Lawrence with six and Vuotto with four.

Lawrence has five goals this season and 16 in her career; Vuotto has three goals this seasons and 12 in her career; Clark has two goals this season and four in her career.

The RHIT defense tallied its third-straight shutout and the seventh in 10 matches.

The Fightin’ Engineers return to HCAC action this Wednesday, October 13 at 7pm at home against Manchester University.

Men’s Soccer Defeat Defiance on Homecoming Day

TERRE HAUTE, Ind — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology men’s soccer edged out a win versus Defiance College on Homecoming Day 1-0.  Rose-Hulman improved to 7-4-1 on the season and a perfect 4-0 in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.  Defiance fell to 7-8 overall and 2-2 in the HCAC.

This afternoon’s lone goal was scored off the foot of AJ Yilmaz, assisted by Takezo Kelly, in the 15th minute.  The goal was the junior’s third goal of the season and the eighth of his career.

Rose-Hulman outshot Defiance 21-6 in the match, including 12-1 in the first half.  Tyler Eldridge led RHIT in shots with five, followed by Yilmaz with four and Tatenda Mafa with three.

The Rose-Hulman defense secured its third-straight shutout in the win, led by Evan Hofer with two saves.

The Fightin’ Engineers hit the road on Wednesday, October 13 to Manchester University. Kickoff from North Manchester is scheduled for 7:30pm.

Women’s Golf Enjoys Historic Day to Take Big Lead in HCAC Championship

FRANKLIN, Ind. — Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology set four Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference and one Fightin’ Engineer school records in a dominant day two performance at the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference women’s golf championships on Saturday.

Rose-Hulman set an HCAC team single round record with a score of 306 and tied the 36-hole league record at 624.  

Rachel Zhang set a new Rose-Hulman school record with the first sub-70 round in Fightin’ Engineer women’s golf history.  Her score of 69 also set an HCAC record, and her two-day tally of 150 marks another league record.

Zhang leads the tournament by six shots after day two with scores of 81 and 69 for a total of 150.  

Meg Fosnot stands second in the HCAC championships after day two with rounds of 82 and 74 for 156 total.  Lily Byrne stands third with a 158 on rounds of 78 and 80.

Precious Saelee is sixth overall with scores of 77 and 85 for a 162 total.  Lauren Conley stands 15th with scores of 94 and 83 for 177.

Rose-Hulman leads the event by 56 strokes with a score of 624, outdistancing Transylvania (680) and Mount St. Joseph (684) in the team standings.

The third and final day of the HCAC Championships takes place on Sunday at Legends of Indiana Golf Course in Franklin.  The winning team receives an automatic bid to the NCAA Division III Tournament in Texas next May.

TAYLOR ATHLETICS | Trojans Blanked 4-0 by No. 4 Spring Arbor

SPRING ARBOR, Mich. – TU women’s soccer dropped its third league match of the season against undefeated No. 4 Spring Arbor (9-0-1, 4-0 CL) by a score of 4-0.

Taylor began the match with a bit of momentum, firing two shots in the first 10 minutes while Spring Arbor collected four fouls. Momentum rapidly shifted, however, when the Cougars knocked in two goals in a matter of three minutes.

Two goals were enough to secure the victory for Spring Arbor, as the Trojans could not manage to break through the Cougar defense. Nonetheless, the Cougars tacked on another two goals before the sound of the final whistle.

Spring Arbor beat Taylor to the tune of 4-0, while stifling the prolific Trojan offense, limiting the nation’s third highest shot-taking team to a mere eight, only four of which landed on frame.

Taylor (8-3, 1-3 CL) returns to action on Wednesday, October 13, when the Trojans travel to Mishawaka to take on Bethel (2-10, 1-2 CL) at 7:00 pm.

Big First Half Leads No. 16/17 Bethel to 49-7 Win at Hamline

ST. PAUL, Minn. – The Bethel Royals jumped on the Hamline University Pipers early and never looked back, rolling to a 49-7 victory on the Pipers home field. No. 16/17 Bethel scored 21 points each in the first and second quarters to take a 42-7 lead at halftime before tacking on one more score in the third quarter. The win extends the Royals winning streak against Hamline to 25 games dating through the 1996 season.
 
Bethel’s first possession of the game ended in a punt but the Royals scored touchdowns on all four of their other first half possessions to go along with a kickoff return for a touchdown and a pick-six by the defense.  After the first drive punt for the Royalsm Tavian Swanson picked off a Hamline pass at the HU 22-yard line. A pair of Bryce Kunkle runs totaling 17-yards was followed by a Jaran Roste five yard run up the middle for the games first touchdown. The Royals defense then played take-away again, this time with freshman defensive lineman Jacob Holmen snatching a Piper pass and returning it for a touchdown. On the day the New London-Spicer graduate finished as the Royals leading tackler with seven tackles, including a sack and another half tackle for a loss along with the interception and touchdown.
 
A Hamline three-and-out was followed by another Bethel scoring drive of 54-yards with Kunkle taking it in from nine yards out to make it 21-0 after the successful PAT by Hugo Cifuentes. The Pipers were then able to put together an impressive scoring drive of 8 plays and 76 yards to pull within 21-7. Nic Jones however stopped any momentum the Pipers were trying to gain by returning the ensuing kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown. Running back Sid Boros capped off the Royals final two drives of the half with touchdown runs of two yards and 37 yards to bring BU’s lead to 42-7.

The second half started with the Royals driving down to the HU 10-yard line but BU was stopped on downs after backup quarterback George Bolt’s pass into the end zone was incomplete on fourth down. Riley Gritz was able to get into the endzone on the Royals final possession of the third quarter on a 14-yard run. Cifeuntes added the PAT as the freshman from Marshall, Minn. finished the day 7-7 in his first action of the year with fellow freshman kicker Jack Hanson playing for the Bethel soccer team in their MIAC contest with Carleton Saturday afternoon. The Bethel defense picked off two more passes in the second half. The first by freshman safety Isaac Call and the second by sophomore Drew Libbon.

The Bethel offense ran for 245 yards on 32 carries while throwing for 155 more. Riley Gritz was the leading rusher for BU with 95 yards on 10 carries. Bryce Kunkle added 65 yards on six carries while Sid Boros scored two touchdowns on four carries totaling 39 yards. Quarterback Jaran Roste was 8-12 passing for 90 yards in just one half of action. George Bolt led the offense in the second half going 5-10 for 65 yards.

The Bethel defense totaled three sacks and 10 tackles for loss to go along with four interceptions, holding the Pipers to just 209 yards of total offense. The Pipers ran the ball 35 times for just 74 yards while completing just 50% of their 30 passes for 135 yards.

The win improves Bethel to 4-1 overall as the Royals are now 1-0 in the all-important MIAC Skyline division games. Hamline falls to 3-2 and 0-1 in the Skyline. The Royals will stay on the road next week, traveling to Moorhead to take on Concordia in another pivotal divisional matchup. The Concordia was also playing in St. Paul Saturday, just a couple miles north of the Royals and Pipers at Macalester, where the Cobbers were victorious 34-27.

Turnovers Key as Thunder Defeat Olivet 35-14

OLIVET, Mich. — The defense came up with four turnovers in the game leading the Trine University football team to a 35-14 victory over their hosts from Olivet College. The Thunder improved to 4-2 following the victory remaining a perfect 2-0 in the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association.

The game started as a defensive battle with both teams holding firm through the majority of the first quarter. It was Trine that came up with the first momentum shifting play, when they ended the Comets’ third drive of the contest with their first interception of the day. Senior Angel Sanchez (Valparaiso, Ind. / Portage) came up with the pick, giving the offense the ball on their own 30-yard line.

The Thunder drove the ball down the field in the following drive finishing with a touchdown in the opening play of the second quarter. Junior Alex Price (Reading, Mich. / Reading) capped the drive with an eight-yard pass over the middle to senior Seth Vargo (Port Clinton, Ohio / Clyde) who pushed two defenders over the goal line for the touchdown.

The game settled back into a defensive struggle following the Thunder taking the 7-0 lead, with both teams punting through the rest of the quarter, entering halftime with the same score.

After a disappointing offensive possession, the Trine defense once again turned the tide for the team in their first action of the half. With Olivet poised to score with the ball in the red zone, the Thunder front swarmed the quarterback and forced a loose ball in the flat. Junior Kyle Naif (Riverview, Mich. / Riverview) was there to collect the fumble and sprinted the 68 yards to the endzone to put the team up 14-0.

On the succeeding kickoff the Comets came up with a long return and their offense capitalized on the short field with their first touchdown of the contest cutting the deficit to 14-7.

Price gave the Thunder back their 14-point lead on the next drive, placing a pass perfectly for junior Kyran Pearson (Elkhart, Ind. / Elkhart Central) who finished off the 44-yard play by scampering into the endzone. The score was 21-7 following the successful extra point.

Olivet posted their most successful drive of the contest during their next possession with an 11 play, 78-yard touchdown drive that took 5:23 off the clock and cut the Trine lead 21-14. It would span the final minutes of the third and ended during the opening of the fourth quarter.

The Thunder needed significantly less time to respond. Having seen the opposition with success on kickoff returns, senior wideout Josh Davis (Sterling Heights, Mich. / Sterling Heights) decided it was his turn and took the next kickoff 92 yards for a touchdown taking the 28-14 lead.

The score spurred the Thunder defense to new heights, as they ended the final three Comet drives with a three and out and a pair of interceptions. Junior Jaylin Page (Anderson, Ind. / Lapel) and sophomore Camden Nagel (Noblesville, Ind. / Noblesville) recorded the interceptions.

The final touchdown of the game went to junior running back Xaine Kirby (Sweester, Ind. / Eastbrook) who broke a 43-yard run for the score. Kirby led the contest offensively finishing with 140 rushing yards.

Price finished the game 8-14 for 102 yards in the air with the pair of touchdowns while adding 68 yards on the ground.

Next weekend is a bye for the Thunder. They will return to action on Saturday, Oct. 23 when they host Kalamazoo College for a 1 p.m. contest.

VUVB remains unbeaten in Region 24 play after five-set thriller with John A. Logan

VINCENNES, Ind. – The Vincennes University Trailblazer volleyball team extended their winning streak to eight matches Saturday afternoon and continued their unbeaten run in Region 24 play with a five-set win over John. A Logan on the final day of the Showdown on the Wabash.

The Trailblazers finished off a 25-20, 25-23, 21-25, 24-26, 15-7 win over the visiting Volunteers.

This match was close from the very beginning, with the two teams trading scoring runs of two or three with the Blazers able to take a 22-18 lead late in the opening set.

After trading side outs, Vincennes was able to close out the first set 25-20 to take a 1-0 match lead over John A. Logan.

The Volunteers took the lead early in the second set, holding a 17-12 advantage midway through the set.

Vincennes responded with a 5-0 scoring run to close out a larger 9-3 scoring run to take a 22-20 lead.

John A. Logan would even the score at 23-all before sophomore libero Grace Earp (Mattoon, Ill.) took to the service line and closed out the second set 25-23, giving the Blazers the 2-0 match lead.

The Volunteers looked determined to avoid being swept, again jumping out to a large lead to open the third set, 10-4.

Vincennes would mount a comeback however, scoring nine of the next 10 points to take a 13-11 lead.

After some back-and-forth battling, John A. Logan opened up a 22-19 lead after a 5-0 scoring run and the Blazers were unable to respond as Logan took set three 25-21.

Vincennes began set four as the aggressor, opening a 10-4 lead of their own and continued to hold a six-point advantage at 19-13.

The Volunteers battled back with a 7-0 run to take a 20-19 lead and held on as the set went to overtime to even the match a two-sets a piece, winning set four 26-24.

The Trailblazers found themselves in a winner-take-all fifth set for the fifth time this season and again looked to be the more aggressive team, scoring nine of the first 11 points to open the set.

John A. Logan tried to cut into the VU lead but were unable to put together any lengthy scoring runs, as VU defended their home floor well, winning set five 15-7 to win the match.

“We did a good job of not being our worst enemy today,” VUVB head coach Gary Sien said. “Our chemistry after the second set wasn’t where it normally is. We were flying around yesterday against Gadsden and today we were just a little hesitant out there.”

“We did a good job of refocusing after the fourth set and not letting our frustration continue to build,” Sien added. “This is still such a mental and emotional game and the combination of us not playing very well and Logan playing well really elevated the level of frustration for us.”

Vincennes was led by freshman setter Hannah Graber (Montgomery, Ind.) who finished just two digs shy of a triple-double, ending with 22 set assists, 10 kills and eight digs to go along with an ace and a block assist.

“Hannah plays with such an edge,” Sien said. “I just love the way she plays. She plays with such a fire and passion I just knew that if we could just build around her we could be pretty good.”

“For her to step in as a hitter and get that close to a triple-double doesn’t surprise me at all,” Sien added. “That’s something that we saw in her right off the bat when we were recruiting her.”

On the receiving end of many of Graber’s sets was freshman Jagoda Szybinska (Poznan, Poland) who finished with a career-high 18 kills and a double-double with 11 digs.

Sophomore Breanna Metzger (Dale, Ind.) also had a good hitting day, finishing with 10 kills, four blocks and three digs on the match.

Sophomore Jamie Russell (East St. Louis, Ill.) and freshman Addison Ainscough (Cannelburg, Ind.) each finished with five kills. With Russell adding a team-high five blocks and Ainscough finishing with 14 digs, three blocks, two aces and one set assist.

Sophomore Emilie Cornelson (Saskatoon, Canada) finished the match with four kills for the Blazers, while also adding three blocks and one dig defensively.

Freshman Josephine Mulligan (Saint John, Ind.) helped run the Vincennes offense, ending with a double-double of a team-high 27 set assists and 13 digs, while also adding a pair of aces.

Sophomore libero Grace Earp (Mattoon, Ill.) controlled the back row for the Blazers, on her way to 33 digs, just one off her season-high, while also adding four set assists.

“Grace’s serve receive has been really on point lately and a lot of times people don’t notice that,” Sien said. “She has taken more responsibility on the court and that’s an incredible achievement on her part, because this is still only her second year as a libero.”

“We’ve seen lately that she’s so confident out there, that she can cover the whole court and that’s what we want to see out of our libero.”

Freshman Lara Gomes de Castro (Sao Paulo, Brazil) continues to play well defensively in place of an injured Amee Beedle (Wheaton, Ill.) as Gomes de Castro finished with nine digs for the blue and gold.

The Trailblazers will be in action Monday, Oct. 11 as the Blazers will host Lincoln Trail College at the P.E. Complex. This match is set to start at 7 p.m. eastern.

“Lincoln Trail is typically pretty scrappy. They are not typically very big, but they still play us tough,” Sien said. “We know that we are always going to get the very best out of any team that we play. It was nice that we got to try a different lineup today because this might be our lineup for a little while, so we can begin to build some chemistry with them.”

“I expect us to come out and take it to them, we can’t afford to just be there and go through the motions,” Sien added.

Schwomeyer medals as Trailblazers close out Fall season

Robinson, Ill. – The Vincennes University golf team finished off their Fall 2020 season at the Lincoln Trail Fall Invitational Saturday at Quail Creek Country Club.

Vincennes came away with a fourth-place finish after the 36-hole tournament, with freshman Paxton Schwomeyer (Oakland City, Ind.) finishing fourth as an individual scorer.

Schwomeyer continues to show improvement this season, as he opened his day with a first round 79 before taking four shots off his score in the second round to finish with a 75.

“Paxton has a lot of potential,” VU head coach Dennis Chattin said. “I believe once he gains confidence, he will be a real force.”

Sophomore Bryce Kirchner (North Vernon, Ind.) also managed to take four shots off of his first round score, dropping from an 80 to a 76, good for a seventh-place finish on the leaderboard.

Freshmen Luke VanDeventer (Columbus, Ind.), Garrett Hulfachor (Lawrenceville, Ill.) and Sam Stewart (Floyds Knob, Ind.)  all finished the tournament within a single shot of each other.

VanDeventer finished with a first round 82 and an 83 in the final round. Hulfachor shot an 82 to start the day and an 84 in the final round. Stewart started well with an 81 in the opening round, before ending the day with an 85.

Trailblazer freshmen Dominic DePass (Washington, Ind.) and Zeke Niehaus (Evansville, Ind.) finished out the Trailblazer scorers with DePass finishing the first round with an 83 and an 86 in the final round.

Niehaus showed the largest improvement from any VU golfer today, taking eight shots off his first round 90 to finish with an 82 in the second round.

“The course was playing tough, at least according to the scores,” Chattin added. “I don’t think we played our best but we are just showing our youth, with four of our top five being freshmen.”

“I just don’t think we have the patience or confidence just yet,” Chattin said. “I see flashes of our ability but we seem to not be able to finish and with team golf, you have to have at least four players putting up good scores.”

“Quail Creek can be tough from the back tees, where we played today, but we have played it enough to play better.”

TEAM RESULTS

Heartland CC – 301, 289 – 590

Rend Lake – 308, 316 – 624

Danville Area – 306, 322 – 628

VINCENNES – 322, 316 – 638

Lewis & Clark – 338, 318 – 656

Lincoln Trail – 327, 329 – 656

State Fair – 349, 358 – 707

INDIVIDUAL RESULTS

Paxton Schwomeyer – 79, 75 – 154

Bryce Kirchner – 80, 76 – 156

Luke VanDeventer – 82, 83 – 165

Garrett Hulfachor – 82, 84 – 166

Sam Stewart – 81, 85 – 166

Dominic DePass – 83, 86 – 169

Zeke Niehaus – 90, 82 – 172

TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY

1904       On the last day of the season, with one day of rest, Pilgrims right-hander Bill Dinneen beats Jack Chesbro when the 41-game winner uncorks a ninth-inning wild pitch, snapping a 2-2 tie against the Highlander. Boston’s Big Bill completes all 37 games he started during the season, throwing 337.2 consecutive innings, with his final effort giving the team their second straight American League pennant.

1920       Indians’ Bill Wambsganss becomes the only player in World Series history to complete an unassisted triple play when he makes a leaping catch, steps on second base, and tags the runner arriving from first base. Silence engulfs Cleveland’s League Park as the hometown fans try to digest what they had just witnessed.

1920       Outfielder Elmer Smith becomes the first player to hit a grand slam in World Series history when the Indians defeat the Robins and Burleigh Grimes, 8-1. Cleveland’s starter Jim Bagby contributes to his cause, blasting a three-run home run to become the first pitcher to hit a home run in the Fall Classic.

1923       In the first postseason game ever played at Yankee Stadium, veteran Giants outfielder Casey Stengel becomes the first player to hit a World Series homer in the Bronx ballpark, breaking a 4-4 deadlock in the top of the ninth inning with an inside-the-park round-tripper off Joe Bush. The Game 1 matchup is the first Fall Classic contest to be broadcast nationally.

1924       With the score tied at 3-3 and one out in the bottom of the 12th in Game 7 of the World Series, Senators’ backstop Muddy Ruel lifts a high catchable foul pop-up, which Giant catcher Hank Gowdy misses when he stumbles over his mask. Given a second chance, Ruel then doubles and eventually scores the winning run, making the Senators World Champs.

1948       Until the Dodgers host the 1959 Fall Classic at the LA Coliseum, the largest crowd ever to attend a World Series game jam into Cleveland’s Municipal Stadium to witness a showdown between two future Hall of Famers. Braves’ southpaw Warren Spahn beats Bob Feller and the Indians in Game 5 of the Fall Classic, 11-5 in front of 86,288 fans.

1951       In Game 6 of the Fall Classic, the Yankees become World Champions for the 14th time in franchise history when they beat the Giants in the Bronx ballpark contest, 4-3. Hank Bauer delivers the signature blow, a three-run triple hit in the sixth inning off Game 1 winner Dave Koslo.

1956       In Game 7 of the World Series, Johnny Kucks, allowing just three singles, blanks Brooklyn, 9-0, to give the Yankees their 17th World Championship in franchise history. In the last postseason game played at Ebbets Field, the 24 year-old right-hander ends the game by striking out Jackie Robinson, which turns out to be the Dodger infielder’s final major league at-bat when he decides to retire after being traded to the Giants in the off-season.

1957       With a 5-0 victory over the defending World Champions in Game 7 at Yankee Stadium, Milwaukee captures its first World Series championship since the ‘Miracle Braves’ won the title representing Boston in 1914. The Most Valuable Player of the Fall Classic is right-hander Lew Burdette, who hurled three complete-game victories, including today’s shutout.

1957       Starting Game 7 on just two days rest, Lew Burdette pitches the Braves to a World Championship as he blanks the Bronx Bombers at Yankee Stadium, 5-0. The 30 year-old right-hander, named the Series MVP, tosses 24 consecutive scoreless innings and posts a 0.64 ERA in his three Fall classic victories.

1961       The three-round National League expansion draft begins at the circuit’s headquarters in Cincinnati when the Colt .45s select former Giant shortstop Eddie Bressoud and the Met’s #1 choice Hobie Landrith, a catcher who also played for San Francisco last season. Houston and New York select 16 players, two from each of the existing clubs, at 75,000 per player, adding two/three more players at $50,000 in round two, and then in the final round picking four players from a premium list at $125,000 apiece, costing the new owners a staggering $3,650,000 for 45 players of questionable talent.

1962       In Game 5 of the World Series, Tom Tresh belts an eighth-inning homer off Jack Sanford to give the Bronx Bombers a 5-3 comeback win over the Giants at Yankee Stadium. The rookie shortstop’s dad, Mike Tresh, who hit only two home runs in his dozen big league seasons, before the at-bat left his seat behind home plate and moved to the standing-room section in Yankee Stadium, hoping to bring his son good luck.

1963       The Mets announce the club has ‘traded’ coaches with the Giants, bringing Wes Westrum to New York in exchange for Cookie Lavagetto, recovering from a serious illness, and requested a position nearer to his home in Oakland. Mets manager Casey Stengel met and became fond of his new coach during the recent All-Star Game and will be replaced by him as the team’s second skipper in franchise history when the 75-year-old ‘Old Perfessor’ retires in 1965.

1964       At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle, facing Barney Schultz, slams the first pitch of the bottom of the ninth inning out of the Bronx ballpark, giving New York a dramatic 2-1 walk-off victory and two games to one advantage over St. Louis in the Fall Classic. The Mick’s game-winning round-tripper, his 16th Fall Classic round-tripper, breaking the previous mark set by Babe Ruth, makes him the fifth major leaguer to end a World Series game with a home run.

1968       Bob Gibson, who sets the mark for total strikeouts (35) in a World Series, goes the distance in his eighth consecutive World Series game, losing Game 7 to Detroit, 4-1. The only time the St. Louis Cardinal right-hander, who will compile a 1.89 postseason ERA, didn’t finish a Fall Classic contest was in his first appearance in 1964 when he tossed eight innings against the Yankees.

1968       In the fifth inning of Game 7 of the World Series, Dal Maxvill pops out to first base, becoming the first major leaguer to go 0-for-22 in the Fall Classic. The Cardinal shortstop surpasses the single series infamous mark previously shared by Gil Hodges (1952 – Dodgers), Red Murray (1911 – Giants), Billy Sullivan (1906 – White Sox), and Jimmy Sheckard (1906 – Cubs).

1970       In the first World Series game played on artificial turf, Boog Powell, Ellie Hendricks, and Brooks Robinson homer to power the Orioles past the Reds, 4-3. In Game 1 of the Fall Classic, Baltimore’s offensive output overcomes Cincinnati’s 3-0 early lead at Riverfront Stadium.

1973       In the fifth and deciding game, the Mets win their second National League pennant in franchise history, beating the Reds, 7-2. Tom Seaver, who gives up seven hits in 8.1 innings, bests Cincinnati right-hander Jack Billingham in the Shea Stadium showdown.

1973       During oral arguments in front of the U.S. Supreme Court, Potter Stewart is handed a note with the startling news that Vice President Agnew had just resigned. The message also informs the glum Republican Justice, a big Reds fan, that the Mets are ahead of Cincinnati in the NLCS, 2-0.

1976       The Royals gain their first postseason victory in franchise history when they beat the Yankees, 7-3, in Game 2 of the ALCS. Kansas City southpaw Paul Splittorff, pitching 5.2 innings in relief, is credited with the victory.

1978       Before the start of Game 1 of the World Series, the Dodgers retire the uniform #19 of Jim Gilliam, their coach, who died suddenly two days ago due to a massive brain hemorrhage. The 49-year-old former All-Star LA infielder will become the team’s first player not inducted into the Hall of Fame to receive this honor.

1982       In Game 5, the Brewers capture the American League flag, beating the Angels at County Stadium, 4-3. Milwaukee becomes the first team to overcome an 0-2 start in a best of a five-game LCS, winning the remaining three games against California, all played at home.

1993       The BBWAA selects Chicago slugger Frank Thomas as the American League’s Most Valuable Player. The first baseman, ranked among the top ten of the league’s nine offensive categories, batted .317 with 41 home runs and knocked in 128 runs for the division-winning White Sox.

1999       Scoring more than nineteen NFL teams, the Red Sox establish a major league record for most runs and the biggest margin of victory in a postseason game, scoring in every inning but the sixth in their 23-7 rout of the Indians. John Valentin collects seven RBIs in the Fenway Park contest as the Red Sox knot the five-game series at two games apiece.

2000       In Game 1, the Mariners (9) and Yankees (13) combined for 22 strikeouts to set an ALCS record. Seattle wins the contest behind the solid pitching of Freddie Garcia, who rings up eight Bombers in 6.2 innings in the team’s 2-0 victory in the Bronx.

2003       The Cubs take a 2-1 game advantage in the NLCS when they beat the Marlins in extra innings at Pro Player Stadium, 5-4. The eventual winning run scores in the top of the 11th when Doug Glanville triples off Florida’s Brandon Looper to plate Kenny Lofton, who had singled with one out in the frame.

2003       Kenny Lofton sets an NLCS record and ties the ALCS mark with six hits in six consecutive at-bats. Gary Matthews (Phillies-1983), Will Clark (Giants-1989), Steve Buechele (Pirates-1991), and Javy Lopez (Braves-1996) all held the previous NL distinction with five consecutive hits, with Blue Jays’ DH Paul Molitor establishing the major league standard in 1993, now shared with the Cub flychaser.

2005       The Phillies fire Ed Wade as their general manager, although the team( 88-74) has had three straight winning seasons and missed a chance of being the wild card by only one game this season. Philadelphia has not played in the postseason for 12 consecutive years, including the last eight seasons with Wade calling the shots.

2005       Rafael Palmeiro avoids perjury charges when a Congressional subcommittee decides not to prosecute him following its investigation. The former Orioles’ first baseman/DH had piqued the legislators’ interest when he tested positive for steroids four months after pointing his finger at the committee during a Capitol Hill hearing, emphatically denying that he had used performance-enhancing substances.

2008       Earlier in the day, Phillies manager Charlie Manuel learns of his mother’s death at a Virginia hospital. The grieving skipper, one of ten of June’s children, stays with the team and directs his club to an 8-5 victory against the Dodgers at Citizens Bank Park in Game 2 of the NLDS.

2009       In Matt Holliday’s first at-bat at home since his critical error allowed LA to stage an amazing comeback victory, the Cardinals’ left fielder receives a standing ovation from the sellout crowd of 47,296 at Busch Stadium. The former NLCS MVP award winner (Colorado – 2007), who will become a free agent after the season, is touched by the fans’ reaction and appreciative of their support.

2009       The Dodgers advance to their second consecutive National League championship series, beating St. Louis, 5-1, to complete a three-game sweep of the Redbirds in the NLDS. Vicente Padilla’s solid pitching and Andre Ethier and Manny Ramirez’s timely hitting close out the series, best remembered for Matt Holliday’s error on James Loney’s ninth-inning two-out liner, leading to a stunning two-run walk-off rally in Game 2.

2010       Behind the solid starting pitching of Roy Halladay, Roy Oswalt, and Cole Hamels, the Phillies complete the franchise’s first playoff sweep when Hamels throws a five-hit complete-game victory, beating the Reds at Great American Ball Park, 2-0. Philadelphia will have an opportunity to become the first team to win three consecutive National League pennants since the war-time Cardinals raised flags from 1942 to 1944.

2011       Ranger left fielder Nelson Cruz hits the first walk-off grand slam in major league playoff history when his 11th inning round-tripper beats Detroit, 7-3, in Game Two of the ALCS. The victory in Arlington gives Texas a 2-0 advantage in the seven-game series.

NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Buffalo Bills310.7500.0134442-1-01-0-02-1-01-0-03 W
Miami Dolphins130.2502.0621090-2-01-1-01-3-01-1-03 L
New England Patriots130.2502.071700-3-01-0-01-1-01-1-02 L
New York Jets130.2502.047941-1-00-2-01-2-00-1-01 W
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Los Angeles Chargers310.7500.095741-1-02-0-02-0-02-0-02 W
Denver Broncos310.7500.083491-1-02-0-02-1-00-0-01 L
Las Vegas Raiders310.7500.01041002-0-01-1-03-1-00-1-01 L
Kansas City Chiefs220.5001.01341251-1-01-1-01-2-00-1-01 W
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Cincinnati Bengals310.7500.092752-0-01-1-02-0-01-0-02 W
Baltimore Ravens310.7500.0105921-0-02-1-02-1-00-0-03 W
Cleveland Browns310.7500.0100672-0-01-1-01-1-00-0-03 W
Pittsburgh Steelers130.2502.067930-2-01-1-01-2-00-1-03 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tennessee Titans220.5000.0951111-1-01-1-01-1-01-0-01 L
Houston Texans130.2501.0671161-1-00-2-01-2-01-0-03 L
Indianapolis Colts130.2501.083970-2-01-1-01-1-00-1-01 W
Jacksonville Jaguars040.0002.0741150-2-00-2-00-3-00-1-04 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Dallas Cowboys310.7500.0126972-0-01-1-02-1-01-0-03 W
Washington Football Team220.5001.01011221-1-01-1-02-0-01-0-01 W
Philadelphia Eagles130.2502.0941060-2-01-1-01-2-00-1-03 L
New York Giants130.2502.083950-2-01-1-01-2-00-1-01 W
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Arizona Cardinals4001.0000.0140851-0-03-0-02-0-01-0-04 W
Los Angeles Rams410.8000.51411162-1-02-0-03-1-01-1-01 W
San Francisco 49ers220.5002.01071020-2-02-0-02-2-00-1-02 L
Seattle Seahawks230.4002.51201260-2-02-1-01-2-01-1-01 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Green Bay Packers310.7500.0951002-0-01-1-02-1-01-0-03 W
Chicago Bears220.5001.064912-0-00-2-01-1-01-0-01 W
Minnesota Vikings130.2502.094921-1-00-2-01-1-00-0-01 L
Detroit Lions040.0003.0811190-2-00-2-00-3-00-2-04 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tampa Bay Buccaneers310.7500.01221052-0-01-1-02-1-01-0-01 W
Carolina Panthers310.7500.097662-0-01-1-01-1-01-0-01 L
New Orleans Saints220.5001.094691-1-01-1-01-2-00-1-01 L
Atlanta Falcons130.2502.0781280-2-01-1-01-3-00-1-01 L
 

X – Clinched Playoff Spot,  Y – Clinched Division,  Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage

MLS STANDINGS

Eastern
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
New England29205457342311-2-19-3-365
Nashville SC28111434626208-7-03-7-347
Philadelphia2812973827119-3-33-6-445
Orlando City SC281198414108-4-23-5-642
D.C.28124124941810-0-32-4-940
New York City FC28117104432128-3-33-4-740
CF Montreal2811710403738-3-33-4-740
Atlanta281099373348-3-32-6-639
New York2810711343046-5-34-2-837
Columbus2897123239-77-3-32-4-934
Inter Miami CF2895142543-185-2-74-3-732
Chicago2976162946-176-5-51-1-1127
Toronto FC2867153454-204-5-42-2-1125
FC Cincinnati2848162954-251-5-73-3-920
Western
TeamGPWDLGFGAGDHomeAwayPTS
Seattle2817654823258-4-39-2-257
Sporting KC2815765131208-5-27-2-452
Colorado2713953827117-6-16-3-448
Portland2814410454419-2-35-2-746
Real Salt Lake2811611454418-4-23-2-939
Los Angeles28116113945-67-3-44-3-739
Minnesota2710893032-28-2-32-6-638
Vancouver2891093538-38-2-41-8-537
Los Angeles FC2897124041-16-5-33-2-934
San Jose2889113544-94-3-74-6-433
FC Dallas29610133947-84-7-32-3-1028
Houston29512123345-125-6-30-6-927
Austin2874172944-155-2-72-2-1025

X – Clinched Playoff Spot,  Y – Clinched Conference