NFL SCOREBOARD

TENNESSEE 45 INDIANAPOLIS 26

NY GIANTS 19 CINCINNATI 17

CLEVELAND 27 JACKSONVILLE 25

ATLANTA 43 LAS VEGAS 6

BUFFALO 27 LA CHARGERS 17

NEW ENGLAND 20 ARIZONA 17

MINNESOTA 28 CAROLINA 27

MIAMI 20 NY JETS 3

NEW ORLEANS 31 DENVER 3

KANSAS CITY 27 TAMPA BAY 24

SAN FRANCISCO 23 LA RAMS 20

GREEN BAY 41 CHICAGO 25

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TOP 25

RICHMOND 76 #10 KENTUCKY 64

#23 OHIO STATE 74 MA-LOWELL 64

#18 ARIZONA STATE 100 HOUSTON BAPTIST 77

#11 CREIGHTON 69 NORTH DAKOTA STATE 58

#17 HOUSTON 64 #14 TEXAS TECH 53

#25 MICHIGAN 81 OAKLAND 71 OT

#24 RUTGERS 70 HOFSTRA 56

ELSEWHERE-BIG 10/MAC/REGION

MARYLAND 79 MT. ST. MARY’S 61

LOUISVILLE 86 PRAIRIE VIEW 64

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TOP 25

#5 LOUISVILLE 101 EASTERN KENTUCKY 58

#7 ARIZONA 76 NORTHERN ARIZONA 63

#23 SYRACUSE 50 STONY BROOK 39

#8 NC STATE 108 NC CENTRAL 70

WAKE FOREST 68 #24 MISSOURI STATE 59

#1 SOUTH CAROLINA 79 #21 GONZAGA 72

#11 KENTUCKY 70 BELMONT 50

#20 OHIO STATE 82 DUQUESNE 47

#22 NOTRE DAME 88 MIAMI OH 68

#6 MISSISSIPPI STATE 88 JACKSON STATE 58

#12 MARYLAND 115 #14 ARKANSAS 96

ELSEWHERE

PURDUE 80 NORTH ALABAMA 69

INDIANA STATE 84 DETROIT 79

WISCONSIN 73 WESTERN ILLINOIS 66

COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Week 14

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Western Kentucky at Charlotte | 10:30 a.m. | CBSSN

Thursday, Dec. 3

Louisiana Tech at North Texas | 6 p.m. | CBSSN

Air Force at Utah State | 9:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Friday, Dec. 4

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

Washington State at USC | 9:30 p.m. | FS1

Boise State at UNLV | 9:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Southern Miss at UTEP — CANCELED

Saturday, Dec. 5

Ohio State at Michigan State | 12 p.m. | ABC

Nebraska at Purdue | 12 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Penn State at Rutgers | 12 p.m. | TBD

Northwestern at Minnesota | 12 p.m. |TBD

Arkansas at Missouri | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Rice at Marshall | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Memphis at Tulane | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Kent State at Miami (Ohio) | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

FIU at Charlotte | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Toledo at Northern Illinois | 12 p.m. | ESPN3

Bowling Green at Akron | 2 p.m. | ESPN3

Eastern Michigan at Western Michigan | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Troy at South Alabama | 2 p.m. | ESPN3

Syracuse at Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | NBC

UL Monroe at Arkansas State | 3 p.m. | ESPN3

Florida at Tennessee | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

Maryland at Michigan | 3:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network

Indiana at Wisconsin | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

Buffalo at Ohio | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Vanderbilt at Georgia | 4 p.m. | SEC Network

Hawai’i at San Jose State | 4 p.m. | Spectrum Sports

Florida Atlantic at Georgia Southern | 6 p.m. | ESPN3

Colorado State at San Diego State | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

South Carolina at Kentucky | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

Alabama at LSU | 8 p.m. | CBS

Wyoming at New Mexico | 10:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Clemson at Virginia Tech | TBD

Baylor at Oklahoma | TBD

West Virginia at Iowa State | TBD

Oregon at Cal | TBD

Texas at Kansas State | TBD

Western Carolina at North Carolina | TBD

Liberty at Coastal Carolina | TBD

Oklahoma State at TCU | TBD

Iowa at Illinois | TBD

Tulsa at Navy | TBD

Ball State at Central Michigan | TBD

Oregon State at Utah | TBD

Stanford at Washington | TBD

UCLA at Arizona State | TBD

Colorado at Arizona | TBD

Fresno State at Nevada | FS1

Boston College at Virginia | TBD

Florida State at Duke | TBD

Georgia Tech at NC State | TBD

Kansas at Texas Tech | TBD

Houston at SMU | TBD

Sunday, Dec. 6

UAB at Middle Tennessee State | 2:30 p.m. | TBD

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SEVEN FROM SUNDAY

A look at seven statistical highlights from games played at 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. ET on Sunday, November 29, the 12th week of the 2020 season.

  • The MINNESOTA VIKINGS overcame an 11-point deficit to defeat Carolina, 28-27, while the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS overcame a 10-point deficit to defeat Arizona, 20-17, on Sunday.

    With three games remaining this week, there have been 35 games in which a team has overcome a deficit of at least 10 points to win this season, the most through Week 12 in NFL history.

  • Kansas City quarterback PATRICK MAHOMES completed 37 of 49 attempts (75.5 percent) for 462 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions for a 124.7 rating in the Chiefs’ 27-24 win over Tampa Bay.

    Mahomes is the first player with at least 30 completions and 300 passing yards in four consecutive games in league annals.

    Mahomes has five career games with at least 400 passing yards and three touchdowns, joining Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (six games) as the only players with at least five such games in their first four seasons in league annals.

    Mahomes has 15 career games with at least 300 passing yards and three touchdowns, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer DAN MARINO (15 games) for the second-most such games by a player in his first four seasons in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer KURT WARNER (17 games) has more.

    Kansas City wide receiver TYREEK HILL had a career-high 13 receptions for a career-best 269 yards and three touchdowns on Sunday.

    Hill had 203 receiving yards in the first quarter and became the third player since 1980 with at least 200 receiving yards in a single quarter, joining QADRY ISMAIL (210 receiving yards in third quarter on December 12, 1999) and LEE EVANS (205 in first quarter on November 19, 2006).

    Hill, who had 10 receptions for 215 yards and two touchdowns in Week 11 of the 2018 season, is the sixth player with two career games of 10 receptions, 200 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns in NFL history, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers DON HUTSON and JERRY RICE, as well as AMARI COOPERCHAD JOHNSON and ART POWELL.

    Tampa Bay quarterback TOM BRADY passed for 345 yards and three touchdowns in Week 12.

    Brady, who has 3,300 passing yards this season, has 18 career seasons with at least 3,000 passing yards, tied with Pro Football Hall of Famer BRETT FAVRE (18 seasons) for the most in NFL history.

  • Minnesota quarterback KIRK COUSINS passed for 307 yards and three touchdowns with zero interceptions for a 115.7 rating on Sunday.

    Cousins has 16 career games with at least 300 passing yards, three touchdown passes and a rating of 115-or-higher, surpassing DREW BREES (15 games) and AARON RODGERS (15) for the most such games by a quarterback in his first nine seasons in NFL history.

    Four Minnesota players – wide receivers CHAD BEEBE (seven receptions for 63 yards and one touchdown), JUSTIN JEFFERSON (seven receptions for 70 yards and two touchdowns) and BISI JOHNSON (seven receptions for 74 yards) along with tight end KYLE RUDOLPH (seven receptions for 68 yards) – each had at least seven receptions and 60 receiving yards on Sunday.

    It marks the second time in NFL history that one team had four receivers each register at least seven receptions and 60 receiving yards in the same game, joining the 2012 NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (Week 16).

    Carolina rookie safety JEREMY CHINN recorded two fumble-return touchdowns on Sunday. He is the third player in NFL history with multiple fumble-return touchdowns in a single game, joining AL NESSER (three on October 3, 1920) and FRED EVANS (two on November 28, 1948).
     
  • Buffalo quarterback JOSH ALLEN recorded his 15th career game with both a passing touchdown and rushing touchdown in the Bills’ 27-17 win over the Los Angeles Chargers.

    Allen joins CAM NEWTON (20 games) as the only players with at least 15 games with both a passing and rushing touchdown in their first three seasons in NFL history.

    Appearing in his 10th career game, Los Angeles Chargers rookie quarterback JUSTIN HERBERT passed for 316 yards and one touchdown in Week 12.

    Herbert has six games with at least 300 passing yards this season, tied with ANDREW LUCK (six games in 2012) for the most such games by a rookie quarterback in NFL history.

    Herbert has 3,015 passing yards this season and joins PATRICK MAHOMES (3,185 passing yards) as the only players in league annals with at least 3,000 passing yards in their first 10 career games.

  • New Orleans quarterback TAYSOM HILL rushed for two touchdowns in the Saints’ 31-3 win at Denver.

    Hill, who had two rushing touchdowns in his first career start at quarterback in Week 11, is the second player with at least two rushing touchdowns in each of his first two career starts at quarterback in the Super Bowl era, joining ERIC HIPPLE (1981).

  • Tennessee running back DERRICK HENRY rushed for 178 yards and three touchdowns in the Titans’ 45-26 win at Indianapolis.

    Henry is the fourth player in NFL history with three games with at least 175 rushing yards and three rushing touchdowns in their first five seasons, joining Pro Football Hall of Famers JIM BROWN (five games) and LADAINIAN TOMLINSON (three), as well as ADRIAN PETERSON (three).

    Henry has recorded at least 100 rushing yards in eight consecutive road games, tied with CHRIS JOHNSON (eight games from 2009-10) for the second-longest such streak in NFL history. Only Pro Football Hall of Famer BARRY SANDERS (10 games from 1996-97) has a longer streak.

  • Jacksonville rookie running back JAMES ROBINSON totaled a career-high 159 scrimmage yards (128 rushing, 31 receiving) and a rushing touchdown on Sunday against Cleveland.

    Robinson has six games with at least 100 scrimmage yards this season, tied with PHILLIP LINDSAY (six games in 2018) for the second-most by an undrafted rookie in the common-draft era. Only CLARK GAINES (seven games in 1976) has more.

    Robinson has 1,170 scrimmage yards this season, the third-most by an undrafted rookie in the common-draft era. Only DOMINIC RHODES (1,328 scrimmage yards in 2001) and PHILLIP LINDSAY (1,278 in 2018) have more.

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The NFL is actively discussing creating local bubbles for the 14 or 16 teams that make the playoffs as COVID-19 cases rise around the United States, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport and Tom Pelissero.

The league’s plan reportedly would be to isolate all team personnel in hotels when not traveling for games and enforce strict rules on who would be permitted inside to interact with players and coaches.

No final decision has been made, Rapoport and Pelissero note.

The playoff bubbles are apparently seen as more feasible than creating one large, NBA-style bubble or 32 separate ones for the rest of the regular season.

COVID-19 has hit the NFL hard recently. The Baltimore Ravens-Pittsburgh Steelers Thanksgiving game was pushed from Thursday to Tuesday due to Baltimore’s coronavirus outbreak. Pittsburgh has also begun experiencing its own virus issues in recent days. Meanwhile, the Denver Broncos are set to play the New Orleans Saints without all four of their quarterbacks due to COVID-19 protocols.

The NFL reportedly remains committed to playing all 256 regular-season games, with the potential contingency plan of adding a Week 18 to make up any postponed contests.

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Derrick Henry carried the Tennessee Titans into the AFC South lead Sunday.

Now the defending rushing champion wants to finish the job with a division title and another deep playoff run.

Henry battered the NFL’s second-stingiest defense for 140 yards and three touchdowns in the first half, finished with 178 yards and led the Titans to a crucial 45-26 rout at Indianapolis.

The win gives Tennessee (8-3) sole possession of the division lead, a split in the two-game season series and a tie-breaking edge based on current division records of the teams. Henry also padded his lead as he chases a second straight rushing crown.

He has three straight 100-yard games and eight consecutive road games with 100 or more yards, tying former Titans running back Chris Johnson for the second-longest streak since the 1970 merger. Only Hall of Famer Barry Sanders (10 in 1996-97) had a longer streak.

With the Colts (7-4) missing three key starters — Pro Bowl defensive tackle DeForest Buckner, starting linebacker Bobby Okereke and defensive end Denico Autry — Henry repeatedly broke tackles or eluded tacklers. He became the second player in franchise history with three straight seasons of 10 or more TD runs, joining Hall of Famer Earl Campbell.

And it didn’t take long for Henry to set the tone. He touched the ball on six of Tennessee’s first 10 plays and capped the opening drive with a 12-yard scoring run.

After the Colts tied the score at 7 with an 11-yard pass from Philip Rivers to Trey Burton, Ryan Tannehill hooked up with A.J. Brown on a 69-yard scoring play. When the Colts tied the score on Jacoby Brissett’s 1-yard TD run, Henry went back to work.

He scored on a 1-yard run midway through the second quarter, added an 11-yard TD run to make it 28-14, and was used as a decoy on Tannehill’s 1-yard TD run that gave Tennessee an insurmountable 35-14 halftime lead.

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The New York Giants lost starting quarterback Daniel Jones to a hamstring injury in the second half on Sunday, but they generated enough offense to beat the Cincinnati Bengals 19-17.

Jones went down after completing a short pass in the third quarter with the game tied at 10. He returned for two plays on the next series but then was relieved by backup Colt McCoy, who played the rest of the game. There was no immediate word on the seriousness of the injury.

Wayne Gallman Jr. ran for a 2-yard touchdown on fourth-and-goal in the first quarter, and Graham Gano returned from the COVID-19 list to kick four field goals as the Giants (4-7) moved into a tie with Washington for first place in the woeful NFC East.

The Giants have won three straight games after losing their first five under first-year coach Joe Judge.

The Bengals (2-8-1) started quarterback Brandon Allen, a player who was promoted from the practice squad, in place of rookie Joe Burrow, who suffered a season-ending knee injury in last week’s loss to Washington.

Allen couldn’t keep the Bengals moving. He was 17 for 29 for 136 yards and Cincinnati mustered just 155 total yards of offense.

Nonetheless, the Bengals had a chance late. A 1-yard touchdown pass from Allen to Tee Higgins — set up by a pass-interference penalty in the end zone — got the Bengals within two points with 2:33 remaining.

Cincinnati got the ball back, but Allen fumbled while being sacked with 57 seconds left to seal it for the Giants.

One of the few Bengals highlights came in the first quarter after Gallman scored, set up by a 53-yard pass from Jones to Evan Engram.

On the ensuing kickoff, Brandon Wilson took the ball 3 yards deep in the end zone, found a seam in the middle and rumbled for a 103-yard touchdown, the longest in franchise history.

Before he departed with the injury, Jones was 16 for 27 for 213 yards. Engram caught six passes for 129 yards.

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Baker Mayfield took advantage of his best game-day weather in a month, throwing two touchdown passes in Cleveland’s 27-25 victory against Jacksonville on Sunday that kept the Browns squarely in the AFC playoff picture.

Mayfield connected with Jarvis Landry and Austin Hooper for scores, ending a three-game drought without a passing TD. Mayfield nearly had two more, but he inexplicably missed wide-open Rashard Higgins in the end zone in the second quarter, then watched Harrison Bryant drop another early in the fourth.

Mayfield’s worst misfire was nearly costly. He threw behind Kareem Hunt in the flat on a third-and-1 play late, and Hunt failed to pick up the first down on the ensuing down. Browns coach Kevin Stefanski probably should have kicked the field goal and gone up two scores.

Instead, Jacksonville ended up with a chance to tie. James Robinson’s 4-yard run made it 27-25. That’s because Jaguars coach Doug Marrone took an extra point off the board in the third quarter and attempted a 2-point conversion following an offside penalty. Mike Glennon, making his first start in more than three years, overthrew Keelan Cole on that one.

Glennon failed again late for a conversion as his throw sailed out of the end zone.

The Browns improved to 8-3 for the first time since 1994, when they were 11-5 under Bill Belichick. It’s their most wins in 13 years.

Jacksonville (1-10) set a single-season franchise record by losing its 10th consecutive game.

Mayfield completed 19 of 29 passes for 258 yards, giving the Browns some much-needed balance for the first time in weeks. He threw for 122, 132 and 204 yards the last three outings while dealing with howling wind, sideways hail and pouring rain in Cleveland.

It was 73 degrees and overcast in Jacksonville, perfect football weather. Everyone on the visiting sideline seemed to enjoy it.

Nick Chubb ran for 144 yards and a touchdown, taking an option pitch from Mayfield after Bryant’s drop and finding the front corner of the end zone.

Landry finished with eight receptions for 143 yards and his first touchdown of the season. He said earlier in the week he was finally feeling better after playing with a broken rib and following offseason hip surgery. It showed as he made several outstretched catches.

Glennon completed 20 of 35 passes for 235 yards and two scores in his first start since 2017.

Robinson continued his impressive rookie campaign, finishing with 128 yards on the ground.

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Patrick Mahomes threw for 462 yards and three touchdowns to outplay Tom Brady and lead the Kansas City Chiefs to a 27-24 victory over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Sunday.

Tyreek Hill scored on receptions of 75, 44, and 20 yards, backflipped into the end zone on his second TD, and finished with 13 catches for 269 yards — the last an 8-yard catch on third-and-7 to give Mahomes an opportunity to run out the clock.

The Chiefs (10-1) won their sixth straight game and clinched their seventh 10-win season in eight years under coach Andy Reid.

The reigning Super Bowl champions improved to 6-0 on the road and have won nine straight away from home going back to last year.

Brady was 27 of 41 for 345 yards, three touchdowns, and a pair of second-half interceptions in falling to 2-2 in four career meetings against Mahomes, who built an early 17-0 lead and also had the Chiefs up by 17 entering the fourth quarter.

The Bucs made it close, with Brady throwing TD passes of 31 and 7 yards to Mike Evans, the latter trimming Tampa Bay’s deficit to 27-24 with 4:10 remaining.

The Bucs never got the ball back.

The Chiefs led 20-7 at halftime, with Hill having seven catches for 203 yards in the first quarter alone. The Bucs were fortunate they weren’t in a bigger hole at the break.

Kansas City ran 42 plays to Tampa Bay’s 22 in the first two quarters, outgaining the Bucs 377 yards to 131 with Mahomes throwing for 359 yards and Brady 117.

Three drives inside the Bucs 20, however, only netted a pair of short field goals. Shaquil Barrett sacked Mahomes, forcing a fumble that William Gholston recovered at the 14 with the Chiefs looking to build on a 17-0 lead.

Bashaud Breeland and Tyrann Mathieu had Kansas City’s interceptions off Brady. The Chiefs hurt themselves with a pair of roughing the passer penalties on the 10-play, 73-yard drive the six-time Super Bowl champion put together to close the gap to three points.

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Deion Jones returned an interception 67 yards for a touchdown, Matt Ryan threw a pair of short scoring passes, and the Atlanta Falcons thoroughly dominated Derek Carr and the bumbling Las Vegas Raiders 43-6 on Sunday.

The Raiders (6-5) lost their second in a row and looked very much like a pretender in the AFC playoff race, producing a listless, mistake-filled performance against an Atlanta team that’s playing out the season under an interim coach.

Carr had a miserable day, fumbling the ball away three times in addition to delivering the pick that the Falcons linebacker returned for his fifth career TD.

Nathan Peterman finished out at quarterback for the Raiders, who took their worst loss of Jon Gruden’s most recent three seasons as coach.

Las Vegas had a season-worst five turnovers in all and was flagged 11 times for 141 yards, with one penalty wiping out an interception and another allowing the Falcons (4-7) to keep the ball after a missed field goal.

Atlanta wound up scoring a touchdown after Dallin Leavitt rolled into Younghoe Kim’s legs, taking him out for a roughing-the-kicker personal foul.

Gambling on fourth-and-3 at the Raiders 4, Ryan double-pumped to buy just enough time to find Calvin Ridley alone in the back of the end zone for the game’s first touchdown with 2:17 left in a tedious first half that took nearly two hours to complete.

Ryan, who was 22 of 39 for 185 yards, added another 4-yard touchdown pass late in the third quarter, this one to Brandon Powell.

Ito Smith tacked on an 8-yard TD run after another Carr turnover, this one when Steven Means shoved left tackle Kolton Miller into his own quarterback, causing the ball to slip out of Carr’s hand just before his arm went forward for a throw.

Atlanta led 16-3 at halftime, and Jones sealed the game early in the third quarter.

Carr was swarmed by the pass rush and threw behind running back Devontae Booker on a short pass over the middle. The ball went right to Jones, who streaked all the way to the end zone with no one even close.

Carr saw the play unfolding while on his knees, slapping the turf in disgust when Jones made the pick.

Carr’s first two fumbles were both recovered by Atlanta’s Jacob Tuioti-Mariners. The backup defensive end showed exceptional athleticism on the second one, knocking it away from Carr and then scrambling to fall on the loose ball.

The Raiders cost themselves an interception when Nevin Lawson’s facemask penalty negated a pick by Nick Kwiatkoski.

For good measure, Atlanta was able to close the first half with the third of Koo’s five field goals, a 30-yarder helped along by Maliek Collins slamming into Ryan for another 15-yard roughing penalty.

Koo connected from 38, 39, 30, 29 and 54 yards, stretching his field-goal streak to 21 straight.

The Raiders were held to a pair of field goals from Daniel Carlson. Las Vegas managed 243 yards and 13 first downs.

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Tre’Davious White’s fourth-quarter interception set up Tyler Bass’ 43-yard field goal, helping the Buffalo Bills hold off the Los Angeles Chargers for a 27-17 win Sunday.

Josh Allen threw for a touchdown and ran for another score for the AFC East-leading Bills (8-3), who hung on after nearly blowing an 18-point third-quarter lead. Receiver Cole Beasley also completed a touchdown pass.

Buffalo turned the ball over on three consecutive possessions, but its defense limited Los Angeles to Michael Badgley’s 27-yard field goal during the key stretch.

Buffalo’s three drives ended with running back Devin Singletary losing a fumble at midfield, Allen muffing a snap at the Chargers 22, and then Allen throwing an interception to Michael Davis.

Two plays after the Chargers regained the ball at their 44, Justin Herbert faced third-and-6 when he forced a pass over the middle intended for tight end Hunter Henry, only to have White jump in front of the ball.

The Bills responded with a six-play, 40-yard drive that ended with Bass’ field goal with 3:26 remaining.

The Chargers dropped to 3-8.

Herbert finished 31 of 52 for 316 yards, upping his season total to 3,016 and joining Kansas City’s Patrick Mahomes as the only players to top 3,000 yards passing in their first 10 career starts. Herbert was limited to one touchdown, a 5-yarder to Keenan Allen.

Los Angeles running back Austin Ekeler returned after missing six games with a hamstring injury. He finished with 44 yards rushing and 11 catches for 85 yards.

Allen finished 18 of 24 for 157 yards. He scored on a 3-yard run in the third quarter.

A game between two of the NFL’s top young quarterbacks was instead overshadowed by defense.

Charger defensive end Joey Bosa had a career-best three sacks while also recovering a fumble. Bosa upped his career total to 47 1/2 and moved into fifth on the franchise list, a half-sack ahead of Junior Seau.

Buffalo linebacker A.J. Klein was credited with a team-best 14 tackles and 1 1/2 sacks.

The Chargers, who also scored on Josh Kelley’s 1-yard plunge, were limited to two touchdowns and a field goal on five drives that crossed midfield. That included Kelley getting stopped on fourth-and-1 at Buffalo’s 25 on the opening play of the fourth.

The final minute featured a comedy of errors in how the Chargers mismanaged the clock. They had the ball at the Buffalo 2 after Herbert completed a 55-yard pass to Tyron Johnson.

With no timeouts and the clock down to 25 seconds, the Chargers elected to run with Ekeler being stopped at the 1. The clock ran down to 6 seconds before Herbert threw an incompletion. The game ended with Herbert being stopped on a keeper up the middle.

The Bills were coming off their bye following a 32-30 loss at Arizona, which was decided on Kyler Murray’s 43-yard touchdown pass to DeAndre Hopkins with two seconds remaining.

Buffalo’s defense once again was unable to prevent a late-minute deep pass, with Herbert finding Johnson on a pass that deflected off the hands of safety Jordan Poyer.

The Bills never trailed after Allen capped an opening drive with a 2-yard touchdown pass to tight end Dawson Knox. Buffalo needed only four plays to march 63 yards in a drive that was aided by a 47-yard pass interference penalty against safety Rayshawn Jenkins, who was attempting to cover Stefon Diggs.

The Bills resorted to trickery for a second consecutive game, with Beasley getting a pitch from Allen and then lofting a 20-yard pass to wide-open rookie Gabriel Davis in the end zone early in the second quarter. It came after receiver Isaiah McKenzie completed a touchdown pass to Allen against Arizona.

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Chad Beebe caught a 10-yard touchdown pass with 46 seconds left for Minnesota shortly after he muffed a punt that let Carolina pad its lead. Then Joey Slye missed a 54-yard field goal try with 1 second remaining that preserved a 28-27 victory by the Vikings over the Panthers on Sunday.

Kirk Cousins went 34 for 45 for 307 yards and three scores for the Vikings (5-6), hitting Justin Jefferson his second touchdown grab with 5:38 to go and finding Beebe for the winner to punctuate a seven-play, 75-yard drive that took 65 seconds.

There were 38 points scored by both teams in a dizzying second half that started with Panthers rookie Jeremy Chinn turning fumble recoveries into touchdown returns on consecutive plays from scrimmage. Sixty-nine seconds into the third quarter, the Panthers (4-8) suddenly were up 21-10 after Dan Bailey’s 53-yard field goal sent the Vikings into the locker room with the lead.

Teddy Bridgewater hit Robby Anderson for a 41-yard touchdown late in the second quarter and went 19 for 36 for 267 yards. Bridgewater’s first game as a starter against his original team also included an interception by Vikings linebacker Eric Kendricks at the 7-yard line earlier in the first half.

After Beebe dropped his fair catch and Myles Hartsfield recovered at the 9, shortly before the two-minute warning, the Panthers played it safe with a pair of running plays. Bridgewater misfired for an open D.J. Moore on third down, and Slye — who had a short field goal blocked earlier — made a 21-yarder to push the lead to six points.

Cousins responded with the kind of late-game go-ahead drive that’s been mostly missing during his three seasons with Minnesota. Then Bridgewater nearly matched that against the team that drafted him in the first round in 2014. He connected with Curtis Samuel for 35 yards to near midfield with 28 seconds remaining, but a Vikings team that has two one-point losses this year came out on the winning side this time.

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Nick Folk kicked a 50-yard field goal as time expired, and the New England Patriots rallied in the second half to beat the Arizona Cardinals 20-17 Sunday.

James White rushed for two touchdowns for the Patriots (5-6), who earned seventh victory in their past eight meetings with the Cardinals. It was the second time this month that Folk hit a last-second game-winning field goal. His 51-yarder beat the New York Jets 30-27 on Nov. 9.

Arizona (6-5) hasn’t beaten New England since 2012.

Cam Newton struggled, finishing 9 of 18 for 84 yards and two interceptions. New England won the game despite finishing with 179 yards by taking advantage of Cardinals mistakes.

But New England’s defense was solid, holding Arizona’s top-ranked offense, which entered the game averaging 414 yards, to 298 yards. Kenyan Drake rushed for 78 yards and two touchdowns for Arizona.

Kyler Murray finished 23 of 34 for 170 yards and an interception. Murray had 31 rushing yards and was held without a touchdown pass for the first time this season.

Trailing 10-0 early, New England used a turnover in the third quarter to take its first lead of the game.

Facing third down, Murray’s pass intended for DeAndre Hopkins was deflected at the line of scrimmage by Adam Butler and intercepted by Adrian Phillips at the Arizona 31.

Six plays later, White scored on a 1-yard run to make it 17-10.

Following a Patriots’ punt, Arizona tied it up again in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard TD run by Drake with 8:02 remaining.

A promising drive by New England was then halted when Dre Fitzpatrick intercepted Newton’s short pass intended for Damiere Byrd with 4:37 remaining.

Arizona had a chance to take the lead, but Zane Gonzalez missed wide right on 45-yard field-goal attempt with 1:47 left.

Newton’s streak of four consecutive games without an interception ended just three plays into the Patriots’ opening drive.

Cardinals linebacker Jordan Hicks was unblocked on a blitz and hit Newton as he threw, allowing Markus Golden to come up with the easy pick.

Arizona took over on the New England 23 and used a 19-yard pass from Murray to Andy Isabella to set up a 1-yard TD run by Drake two plays later.

The Cardinals increased their lead to 10-0 in the second quarter when facing fourth-and-2 on the 7, White found the end zone on an option pitch from Newton.

Arizona appeared to increase its lead just before halftime on an 8-yard touchdown pass from Murray to KeeSean Johnson. But a review showed Johnson’s knee was down before he crossed the goal line.

The Cardinals went for it on fourth-and-1, but Drake’s run was stopped short by Akeem Spence and Ja’Whaun Bentley as time expired.

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Ryan Fitzpatrick threw two touchdown passes while starting in place of the injured Tua Tagovailoa and the Miami Dolphins kept the New York Jets winless with a 20-3 victory Sunday.

Tagovailoa was inactive with a left thumb injury, so Fitzpatrick stepped in against one of his many former teams.

He didn’t need to do too much against the lowly Jets.

The veteran quarterback was 24 of 39 for 257 yards with TD throws to tight ends Mike Gesicki and Adam Shaheen, helping the Dolphins (7-4) bounce back after having a five-game winning streak end last week.

New York got its starting quarterback back as Sam Darnold played after missing the last two games with a shoulder injury. But he was unable to get much going for the offense, with coach Adam Gase appearing to reclaim play-calling duties after offensive coordinator Dowell Loggains had done so the last three games.

Darnold was intercepted twice and the Jets (0-11) twice couldn’t take advantage of takeaways by the defense. Darnold was 16 of 27 for 197 yards.

Another poor offensive showing had speculation swirling again over whether New York could part ways with Gase, who was outscored 44-3 in two losses this season to his former team. The 11-game skid is the second-longest in team history, one game short of the losing streak by the 1995-96 teams under Rich Kotite.

After Miami went three-and-out to open the second half, New York moved the ball down the field — thanks to an impressive 27-yard grab by Breshad Perriman. But Darnold tried to make too much happen on third down at the Dolphins 32, throwing across his body on the run and into double coverage with Nik Needham making an easy interception.

The Jets didn’t muster much the rest of the way — although they had some chances.

The Dolphins began chewing up clock late in the third quarter by focusing on the run, but it cost them when Quinnen Williams popped the ball out of Matt Breida’s hands and Harvey Langi recovered to give the Jets the ball at Miami’s 45 with 4:09 remaining in the period.

But New York couldn’t do anything with the takeaway, going three and out.

The Jets’ defense came up big again on the Dolphins’ next drive, with Jordan Jenkins knocking the ball out of Patrick Laird’s hands and Neville Hewitt scooping it up and returning it to Miami’s 26.

But again, New York’s offense stalled. The Jets went for it on fourth-and-1 from the 17, but Frank Gore was stuffed by Elandon Roberts for a 1-yard loss.

Fitzpatrick drove the Dolphins down the field and sealed the win with a 7-yard touchdown toss to Shaheen to make it 20-3 with 6:54 left.

On both drives after the defense caused a turnover, Gase conservatively called runs on first down: the 37-year-old Gore got 1 yard on the first and 2 yards on the second.

NFL

Taysom Hill’s two touchdown runs led the New Orleans Saints to a 31-3 win Sunday over the Denver Broncos, who were thrust into a quarterback quandary when their passers failed to wear masks as mandated by the NFL’s COVID-19 protocols.

In a grind-it-out slugfest like from pro football’s early days, the Saints (9-2) won their second straight game with Hill subbing for the injured Drew Brees. Hill wasn’t nearly as sharp as a week earlier against the Falcons, when he completed 18 of 23 passes for 233 yards and a 108.9 passer rating.

This time, he was 9 of 16 for 78 yards, no touchdowns, an interception and a paltry passer rating of 43.2. He also ran 10 times for 44 yards.

And that was much better than Broncos QB Kendall Hinton, a rookie receiver and former Wake Forest quarterback from their practice squad who made a shaky NFL debut by going 1 for 9 for 13 yards, no touchdowns and two interceptions.

Tight end Noah Fant’s 13-yard catch was Denver’s only reception.

Sometimes, the Broncos had their running backs take direct snaps. But the Broncos converted just once in 10 third-down tries.

Starting quarterback Drew Lock, backup Brett Rypien and practice squad veteran Blake Bortles were disqualified over the weekend when the NFL discovered the three weren’t wearing masks Wednesday, the day before No. 3 QB Jeff Driskel tested positive for the coronavirus.

Hinton didn’t complete any of his seven first-half throws, one of which was picked off by Janoris Jenkins. The Broncos managed 37 yards and a single first down before halftime.

The Saints led 7-0 until scoring twice off turnovers in the final 2:22 of the first half.

Center Lloyd Cushenberry III’s low snap skittered past Lindsay and Kwon Alexander was headed for the end zone after scooping it up. Broncos left tackle Garett Bolles, who signed a four-year, $68 million extension Saturday, tripped him up at the 23.

Hill, who scored from 1 yard in the first quarter, added a 2-yard TD run to make it 14-0. Two plays later, Jenkins intercepted Hinton’s underthrown pass to DaeSean Hamilton, and that set up Wil Lutz’s 40-yard field goal as the clock expired.

The Broncos finally scored on Brandon McManus’ 58-yard field goal in the third quarter set up by rookie Essang Bassey’s 26-yard interception return. But the Saints responded with Latavius Murray’s 36-yard scamper that made it 24-3.

Murray, who rushed for 124 yards on 19 carries, made it 31-3 with a 7-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter.

NFL

Robbie Gould made a 42-yard field goal as time expired, and the San Francisco 49ers snapped their three-game losing streak with a 23-20 victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday, sweeping their season series for the second straight year.

Nick Mullens passed for 253 yards and led two late scoring drives in his first victory as a starter since September for the defending NFC champion Niners (5-6), who stoked their flickering playoff hopes and became the first team to beat the Rams (7-4) at new SoFi Stadium.

After a game largely dominated by defense, Gould hit a 44-yard field goal with 3:11 left before San Francisco stopped Los Angeles near midfield. Fullback Kyle Juszczyk converted a fourth-and-1 with 28 seconds to play during a 56-yard drive in the final 2:10 to set up Gould, who nailed his third field goal of the day after a Rams offside call moved him 5 yards closer.

Rookie defensive lineman Javon Kinlaw returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown as San Francisco forced four turnovers, including two interceptions and a fumble by Jared Goff in his latest erratic performance.

Aaron Donald forced a fumble and Troy Hill returned it 20 yards for a touchdown late in the third quarter, but the Rams’ top-ranked defense couldn’t keep the Niners out of field goal range late.

Goff passed for 198 yards in a rough overall offensive game from the Rams, who slipped out of first place in the division with their fourth straight loss to their upstate rivals. Rookie Cam Akers scored the Rams’ go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter, but Los Angeles managed just 34 yards on its final two drives.

San Francisco’s hopes of a second straight Super Bowl trip have been hurt by injuries, but several key players returned to boost this impressive win.

Raheem Mostert scored the Niners’ opening touchdown in his return from a four-game absence with a sprained ankle, and Richard Sherman had an interception in his first game since the 49ers’ season opener. Deebo Samuel had 11 catches for 134 yards in his return from a hamstring injury.

The defenses largely dominated in the Niners’ first visit to the Rams’ multibillion-dollar new stadium. The teams combined for four takeaways in the first quarter alone, with the Rams committing two turnovers on their first three drives before Goff fumbled late in the first half.

San Francisco had an early fumble before Mullens threw an interception to Rams rookie Jordan Fuller.

Kinlaw scored his first career TD on his first career interception in his first game back from the reserve/COVID-19 list, rumbling into the end zone after Goff was hit as he threw on the second play of the second half.

The Rams answered with their own defensive touchdown set up by Donald, who had gone without a tackle in two straight games for the first time in his career. The All-Pro lineman was an unstoppable force against San Francisco, and he stripped the ball from Mostert for Hill to return it untouched.

Los Angeles’ offense finished its first TD drive with Akers’ run early in the fourth quarter after Akers set it up with a 61-yard run.

NFL

Aaron Rodgers helped the Green Bay Packers get another big win against the rival Chicago Bears and move closer to their second straight NFC North title.

Rodgers threw four touchdown passes as the Packers rolled to a 41-25 victory over the slumping Bears on Sunday night. Green Bay improved its overall record in this series to 100-95-6, including a 20-5 mark against the Bears in games Rodgers has started.

“It’s special to be a part of this rivalry,” Rodgers said. “There’s few rivalries like this in all of sports – one or two in just about every league. This is one of the premier ones.”

Green Bay (8-3) scored touchdowns on each of its first three possessions and grabbed a three-game division edge over Chicago (5-6) and Minnesota. Since winning five of their first six games, the Bears have dropped five straight.

“I just felt like they got after us the entire game from the first quarter until the very end,” Bears coach Matt Nagy said. “That’s basically where we’re at right now. Talked to the guys in the locker room afterwards. There’s guys that care. I think that’s what’s important to us.”

The Packers capitalized on mistakes by Bears quarterback Mitchell Trubisky, who was making his first start since the third week of the season. Trubisky threw three touchdown passes – including two to Allen Robinson – but also committed three turnovers that led to Packers touchdowns.

Darnell Savage picked off a pair of Trubisky passes for his first two interceptions of the season. After Za’Darius Smith sacked Trubisky and forced a fumble, Preston Smith picked up the loose ball and ran 14 yards for a touchdown that gave the Packers a 27-3 lead late in the second quarter.

Trubisky went 26 of 46 for 242 yards while starting in place of Nick Foles, who injured his glute and hip in a 19-13 loss to Minnesota on Nov. 16. Rodgers was 21 of 29 for 211 yards.

“I can’t take the offense off the field like that, with sudden changes, and just putting the ball in harm’s way,” Trubisky said. “You’re just not going to win games, or be in games, if you turn the ball over.”

Chicago’s David Montgomery had 103 yards rushing – including a 57-yard burst – and also had a 3-yard touchdown catch. Green Bay’s Aaron Jones rushed for 90 yards, while Jamaal Williams ran for 73 yards and a touchdown.

Green Bay had struggled in its last two home games – a 28-22 loss to Minnesota and a 24-20 victory over the lowly Jacksonville Jaguars. The Packers also had blown a two-touchdown halftime lead last week in a 34-31 loss at Indianapolis.

This time, however, the Packers took command early at Lambeau Field and avoided a second-half collapse. Green Bay led 41-10 before the Bears scored two fourth-quarter touchdowns.

“We knew it was going to be a physical football game, and I thought our guys did an outstanding job in every facet,” Packers coach Matt LaFleur said.

Rodgers capped Green Bay’s first series with a 12-yard scoring strike to Davante Adams, who had a touchdown catch for the sixth straight game. Rodgers threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Marcedes Lewis and a 2-yarder to Allen Lazard later in the first half.

Green Bay finally punted for the first time in its opening series of the second half, but Rodgers followed that up with a 39-yard touchdown pass to Robert Tonyan.

All those touchdowns helped plenty of Packers reach career milestones.

Rodgers’ final touchdown throw of the night enabled him to become the 11th player in NFL history with at least 50,000 career yards passing.

“There’s a lot that goes into 50,000 yards,” Rodgers said. “I’m proud of it. It’s more of a longevity record, which playing behind Favre you realize how important it is to stay on the field and play through injuries and I’ve always prided myself on trying to do that.”

Adams’ touchdown also was his 500th reception in his 95th career game, making him the fastest Packer to reach that plateau. Lewis’ touchdown was his 400th career catch.

NFL

The Jacksonville Jaguars have fired general manager Dave Caldwell, the team announced Sunday.

Jaguars owner Shad Khan told head coach Doug Marrone that his job is secure through the end of the 2020 season, according to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport.

The dismissal comes after the Jaguars lost their 10th straight game of the season to fall to 1-10.

Caldwell has been at the helm since 2013 and the Jaguars have only once finished with a winning record under his direction. Jacksonville had an overall record of 37-86 during Caldwell’s tenure.

The Jaguars are in the midst of another rebuild after parting ways with talented players such as Jalen Ramsey, Calais Campbell, and Yannick Ngakoue in recent years. Jacksonville currently has four draft picks within the first two rounds of the 2021 NFL Draft.

Director of player personnel Trent Baalke will serve as the interim general manager for the remainder of the season, Rapoport adds. Baalke previously served as the general manager for the San Francisco 49ers from 2011 to 2016.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Vanderbilt fired head coach Derek Mason, the school announced Sunday.

Offensive coordinator Todd Fitch will take over on an interim basis.

“On behalf of the entire Vanderbilt community, I want to extend my deepest gratitude to coach Mason for his many years of dedication and service leading our football program,” athletic director Candice Storey Lee said in a statement. “Derek cares deeply about the student-athletes under his charge. His tenure at Vanderbilt will be remembered for his steadfast commitment to our student-athletes, not only on the field, but in the classroom and as young people.”

Mason spent seven seasons with the Commodores, reaching two bowl games. The 51-year-old never finished a season with a winning record and lost all eight games this year.

Mason arrived in Nashville in 2014 as the replacement for James Franklin, who left for Penn State after posting 24-15 mark across three seasons. He leaves the program with a cumulative record of 27-55.

The Commodores are the only winless team in the SEC. They join South Carolina as schools from their conference with a vacancy at head coach.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Alabama is the unanimous No. 1 again in The Associated Press college football poll as the top eight teams in the rankings held steady for the fourth week in a row.

The Crimson Tide got 62 first-place votes for the second consecutive week and are followed by No. 2 Notre Dame, No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Clemson.

Southeastern Conference teams Texas A&M and Florida are fifth and sixth, respectively. Unbeaten Cincinnati is seventh and undefeated BYU is eighth.

The changes in the poll came after that, with Miami inching up to No. 9 and Indiana returning to the top 10.

Oregon’s first loss of the season knocked the Ducks out of the top 10, dropping them 12 spots to No. 21.

RANKTEAMRECORDPREVIOUS RANK
1Alabama8-01
2Notre Dame9-02
3Ohio State4-03
4Clemson8-14
5Texas A&M6-15
6Florida7-16
7Cincinnati8-07
8BYU9-08
9Miami (FL)7-110
10Indiana5-112
11Georgia6-213
12Iowa State 7-215
13Oklahoma 6-214
14Coastal Carolina9-016
15Marshall 7-017
16Northwestern5-111
17USC3-019
18Wisconsin2-118
19Oklahoma State6-221
20Louisiana-Lafayette8-123
21Oregon3-19
22Tulsa5-124
23Washington3-0N/R
24Iowa4-2N/R
25Liberty9-1N/R

POLL POINTS

The Crimson Tide have now been ranked for 209 consecutive AP polls, matching Florida’s run from 1990-2002 under Steve Spurrier for the third-longest streak in the history of the rankings.

Florida State is second at 211 straight poll appearances from 1989-2001. With two games against losing teams left on Alabama’s schedule, the Tide are likely to catch Bobby Bowden’s Seminoles before the SEC championship game on Dec. 19.

IN-N-OUT

Texas, Auburn and North Carolina dropped out of the rankings after each lost for the third time this season. All three started the season ranked and at some point spent time in the top 10.

The replacements were two teams returning to the poll and one making its season debut:

— No. 23 Washington is ranked for the first time this season after it improved to 3-0 with a 21-point comeback against Utah on Saturday night.

— No. 24 Iowa was also 24th in the preseason. The Hawkeyes disappeared from the rankings along with the rest of the Big Ten when it did not look as if the conference would play in the fall. When the Big Ten returned, Iowa didn’t quite make the cut among voters, but four victories in a row have the Hawkeyes back where they started.

— No. 25 Liberty is back after a week out.

CONFERENCE CALL

Big Ten — 5 (Nos. 3, 10, 16, 18, 24).

SEC — 4 (Nos. 1, 5, 6, 11).

ACC — 3 (Nos. 2, 4, 9).

Big 12 — 3 (Nos. 12, 13, 19).

Pac-12 — 3 (Nos. 17, 21, 23).

American — 2 (Nos. 7, 22).

Sun Belt — 2 (Nos. 14, 20).

C-USA — 1 (No. 15).

Independents — 2 (No. 8, 25).

RANKED vs. RANKED

No. 10 Indiana at No. 18 Wisconsin. The Badgers have already have had three games canceled, virtually eliminating them from the Big Ten West race. Meanwhile, Indiana could be in line to take the East if Ohio State can’t make the conference’s minimum games requirement.

No. 25 Liberty at No. 14 Coastal Carolina. Who had Flames-Chanticleers as a matchup of ranked teams when the game was scheduled in August?

NBA

The Charlotte Hornets finalized their acquisition of Gordon Hayward as part of a sign-and-trade agreement with the Boston Celtics.

Charlotte will receive two future second-round picks and send a conditional future second-rounder to the Celtics. Boston will receive a trade exception in the deal.

Hayward had reportedly agreed to a four-year, $120-million contract with Charlotte earlier in November. However, rather than simply absorbing Hayward’s salary into their open cap space, the Hornets and Celtics opened discussions on a potential sign-and-trade that would benefit both teams.

In Boston’s case, the expected $28.5-million trade exception created – Hayward’s assumed first-year salary in his new deal – would be the largest in the NBA’s history, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks.

A trade exception lasts one year from the day it’s created. It allows a team over the cap to acquire a player in a trade without having to send offsetting salaries in exchange.

The move officially brings an end to Hayward’s stint in Boston following three injury-marred seasons. He missed nearly his entire first year with the Celtics after suffering an ankle fracture five minutes into his team debut and struggled to return to the form he displayed with the Utah Jazz.

Hayward averaged 13.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, and 3.6 assists in three seasons with Boston and appeared in just 125 games.

To open up room for Hayward, the Hornets waived forward Nicolas Batum earlier Sunday. He’s reportedly expected to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers once he clears waivers.

MEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Jackson to be Inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Two-time All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year part of eight-member class

COLUMBUS, Ohio – Jim Jackson, one of the all-time great players in Ohio State men’s basketball history and currently the program’s seventh all-time leading scorer, is among six former players and two coaches who have been selected to the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame Class of 2021. 

Jackson will join Maryland’s late Len Bias, UCLA’s David Greenwood, Bradley’s Hersey Hawkins, North Carolina’s Antawn Jamison, Kansas’ Paul Pierce and coaches Rick Byrd and Tom Penders to form the Class of 2021. 

The National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame is located inside The College Basketball Experience (CBE), a world-class experiential entertainment facility adjacent to Kansas City’s T-Mobile Center. The Class of 2021 will be the 16th induction class in the Hall of Fame’s history. 

Jackson piled up 1,785 points in just three seasons at Ohio State, from 1989-92. Jackson averaged 5.9 rebounds and four assists per game while shooting over 50 percent from the field. He led Ohio State to Big Ten titles in 1991 and 1992 and was a two-time All-American and Big Ten Player of the Year. In February of 2001, his No. 22 was retired. 

A Toledo, Ohio native, Jackson attended Macomber High School and won a state championship as a senior while earning McDonald’s All-America honors. As a freshman at Ohio State in 1989-90, he averaged 16.1 points and 5.5 rebounds per game and helped the Buckeyes reach the NCAA Tournament after a two-year absence. 

The following season, in 1990-91, Ohio State earned a No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region after winning a share of the Big Ten regular season title. Jackson averaged 18.9 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.3 assists per game to earn consensus All-America honors.  

As a junior in 1991-92, Jackson was the UPI National Player of the Year after averaging 22.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game while leading the Buckeyes to another Big Ten title and the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament. After that season, he entered the NBA Draft and was the No. 4 overall pick by the Dallas Mavericks. He played 14 NBA seasons and compiled over 12,000 points, 4,000 rebounds and 2,000 assists.

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

Buckeyes Defeat Duquesne in Season Opener, 82-47    

Jacy Sheldon scores 20 and Dorka Juhasz records 23rd double-double with 10 points and 12 rebounds 

COLUMBUS, Ohio – The 20th-ranked Ohio State women’s basketball team opened its 2020-21 season with an 82-47 victory over the Duquesne Dukes Sunday afternoon at the Covelli Center. Jacy Sheldon led three double figure scorers for the Buckeyes with 20 points. 

Ohio State, coached by eighth-year head coach Kevin McGuff, opened up a 10-2 lead three minutes into the game and extended the lead to 36-17 at halftime as nine different Buckeyes scored, led by eight points from Sheldon and seven from Dorka Juhasz. 

Ohio State hit 43 pct. of its first-half shots and limited the Dukes to just 14 pct. in the first half on 4-of-28 shooting. For the game, Ohio State connected on 50 pct. of its field goals and Duquesne only managed to hit only 22.6 pct. Ohio State also had a commanding edge in rebounding, 52-37.  

The second half was all Ohio State, as well. By the end of the third quarter McGuff was substituting liberally as his team’s lead had grown to 31 points, at 59-28. For the game, Ohio State dominated in points in the paint, 54-22, and in fast-break points, 30-5. 

“It’s good to play against somebody else,” McGuff said following the win. “It was good to play, especially after having our first game [against Akron on Wednesday] cancelled. I felt as if we played pretty hard for the most part. I saw lot of good things out there but also a lot of areas where we can improve. And I think we can make significant progress quickly.” 

Juhasz, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder the past two seasons, pulled down a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with 10 points, the 23rd double-double of her career. Braxtin Miller contributed 16 points and a total of nine Buckeyes had at least four points.  

This was the first women’s basketball game at the Covelli Center, the lovely new 3,700-seat home of Ohio State’s volleyball, gymnastics, wrestling and fencing teams. There were no fans in attendance as the Department of Athletics has determined no fans/families would be attending home events throughout the duration of the local stay-at-home order. 

Ohio State returns to its Value City Arena home Wednesday, Dec. 2, with a 12 noon game against Kent State University.

FORMULA ONE

Romain Grosjean crashed on the opening lap of the Bahrain Grand Prix, as his Haas car quickly caught fire after colliding with a barrier and then split in half at turn three.

Grosjean will receive treatment for burns on the back of his hands.

“He’s staying in the hospital overnight,” Haas team principal Guenther Steiner said on Sky Sports F1, according to Fergal Walsh of Motor Sports Week. “They want to keep him there but he told me he feels good, it seems nothing is broken.

“He’s got his hands bandaged from the burns but otherwise, he has no burns (elsewhere) or nothing. He was very upbeat, I would say.”

Initial reports indicated Grosjean suffered minor burns on his ankles, too, and possibly a fractured rib.

Out of turn three, Grosjean seemingly attempted to move to the right side of the track but clipped the front of Daniil Kvyat’s AlphaTauri. That caused Grosjean to lose control and send his Haas into the barrier.

“Obviously, he’s shaken … I want to thank the rescue crews who are very quick,” Haas team principal Steiner said. “The marshals and FIA people, they did a great job. It was scary.”

The Bahrain GP was immediately put under a red flag while Grosjean was attended to. The damaged metal barrier was removed and replaced with concrete.