INDIANA HS FOOTBALL SECTIONAL MATCH-UPS

CLASS 4A
Sectional 17
LowellatCulver Academy 7:30 pm
Kankakee ValleyatNew Prairie 8:00 pm
Gary WestatHobart 8:00 pm
HighlandatEast Chicago Central 8:00 pm
Sectional 18
WawaseeatLogansport 7:00 pm
NorthridgeatSouth Bend Riley 7:00 pm
NorthWoodatSouth Bend Washington 7:00 pm
South Bend St. JosephatPlymouth 7:00 pm
Sectional 19
East NobleatAngola 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne SouthatLeo 7:00 pm
New HavenatDeKalb 7:00 pm
Columbia CityatFort Wayne Wayne 7:00 pm
Sectional 20
MississinewaatMarion 7:00 pm
Huntington NorthatMuncie Central 7:00 pm
KokomoatFrankfort 7:00 pm
WesternatJay County 7:00 pm
Sectional 21
Brebeuf JesuitatNorthview 7:00 pm
LebanonatMooresville 7:00 pm
Indianapolis RoncalliatIndianapolis Shortridge 7:00 pm
Indianapolis WashingtonatIndianapolis Attucks 7:00 pm
Sectional 22
RichmondatConnersville 7:00 pm
Beech GroveatNew Castle 7:00 pm
New PalestineatMount Vernon (Fortville) 7:00 pm
Pendleton HeightsatGreenfield-Central 7:00 pm
Sectional 23
Bedford North LawrenceatShelbyville 7:00 pm
MartinsvilleatGreenwood 7:00 pm
Silver CreekatJennings County 7:00 pm
EdgewoodatEast Central 7:00 pm
Sectional 24
Evansville MemorialatEvansville Bosse 8:00 pm
BoonvilleatEvansville Harrison 8:00 pm
Evansville CentralatEvansville Reitz 8:00 pm
CLASS 3A
Sectional 25
Twin LakesatWest Lafayette 7:00 pm
Boone GroveatCalumet 8:00 pm
GriffithatRiver Forest 8:00 pm
Hanover CentralatRensselaer Central 8:00 pm
Sectional 26
Mishawaka MarianatWest Noble 7:00 pm
LakelandatKnox 7:00 pm
South Bend ClayatJimtown 7:00 pm
FairfieldatJohn Glenn 7:00 pm
Sectional 27
NorwellatHeritage 7:00 pm
Fort Wayne ConcordiaatWoodlan 7:00 pm
YorktownatDelta 7:00 pm
BellmontatGarrett 7:00 pm
Sectional 28
Indianapolis ChatardatNorthwestern 7:00 pm
Hamilton HeightsatMaconaquah 7:00 pm
Guerin CatholicatOak Hill 7:00 pm
Tippecanoe ValleyatPeru 7:00 pm
Sectional 29
Western BooneatCrawfordsville 7:00 pm
Tri-WestatDanville 7:00 pm
MonroviaatPurdue Polytechnic 7:00 pm
SpeedwayatNorth Montgomery 7:00 pm
Sectional 30
Vincennes LincolnatGibson Southern 7:30 pm
Owen ValleyatMount Vernon (Posey) 7:30 pm
PrincetonatWest Vigo 8:00 pm
WashingtonatPike Central 7:00 pm
Sectional 31
LawrenceburgatSouth Dearborn 7:00 pm
GreensburgatRushville 7:00 pm
Indian CreekatFranklin County 7:00 pm
BatesvilleatCenterville 7:00 pm
Sectional 32
ScottsburgatCorydon Central 7:00 pm
North HarrisonatSouthridge 7:30 pm
MadisonatHeritage Hills 8:00 pm
CharlestownatSalem 7:00 pm
CLASS 2A
Sectional 33
WhitingatLaVille 8:00 pm
WheeleratBremen 7:30 pm
Hammond NollatLake Station 8:00 pm
Sectional 34
WinamacatLafayette Central Catholic 7:00 pm
RochesteratSeeger 7:00 pm
Benton CentralatDelphi 7:00 pm
Sectional 35
Prairie HeightsatFort Wayne Luers 7:00 pm
ChurubuscoatCentral Noble 7:00 pm
EastsideatWabash 7:00 pm
ManchesteratWhitko 7:00 pm
Sectional 36
EastbrookatFrankton 7:00 pm
ElwoodatAlexandria 7:00 pm
BlufftonatBlackford 7:00 pm
TiptonatEastern (Greentown) 7:00 pm
Sectional 37
Linton-StocktonatSouth Vermillion 7:00 pm
North KnoxatSouthmont 7:00 pm
SullivanatNorth Putnam 7:00 pm
GreencastleatCascade 7:00 pm
Sectional 38
Indianapolis RitteratShenandoah 7:00 pm
Heritage ChristianatNortheastern 7:00 pm
WinchesteratLapel 7:00 pm
Eastern HancockatUnion County 7:00 pm
Sectional 39
Triton CentralatChristel House Manual 7:00 pm
Brownstown CentralatBrown County 7:00 pm
Switzerland CountyatIndianapolis Scecina 7:30 pm
ClarksvilleatEastern (Pekin) 7:00 pm
Sectional 40
Forest ParkatNorth Posey 7:30 pm
MitchellatPaoli 7:00 pm
Tell CityatCrawford County 7:30 pm
Perry CentralatEvansville Mater Dei 8:00 pm
CLASS 1A
Sectional 41
Bowman AcademyatSouth Central (Union Mills) 8:00 pm
North NewtonatCulver 7:30 pm
TritonatPioneer 7:00 pm
North JudsonatSouth Newton 7:30 pm
Sectional 42
Clinton CentralatTraders Point Christian 7:00 pm
North VermillionatCovington 7:00 pm
Park TudoratClinton Prairie 7:00 pm
Fountain CentralatAttica 7:00 pm
Sectional 43
FrontieratTaylor 7:00 pm
West CentralatCaston 7:00 pm
Tri-CountyatTri-Central 7:00 pm
Carroll (Flora)atNorth White 7:00 pm
Sectional 44
FremontatSouth Adams 7:30 pm
Adams CentralatSouthwood 7:00 pm
North MiamiatMadison-Grant 7:00 pm
NorthfieldatSouthern Wells 7:00 pm
Sectional 45
Union CityatSheridan 7:00 pm
Indiana DeafatIndianapolis Tindley 7:00 pm
Wes-DelatHagerstown 7:00 pm
Sectional 46
KnightstownatEdinburgh 7:00 pm
South DecaturatMilan 7:00 pm
North DecaturatTri 7:00 pm
Sectional 47
South PutnamatIndianapolis Lutheran 7:00 pm
Riverton ParkeatNorth Central (Farmersburg) 7:00 pm
Covenant ChristianatParke Heritage 7:00 pm
Sectional 48
South SpenceratTecumseh 8:00 pm
Springs ValleyatProvidence 7:00 pm
West WashingtonatEastern Greene 7:00 pm

INDIANA BOYS SOCCER REGIONAL BRACKETS

3A: https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/D16smTLGEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/IUwO5zLGEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/soccer-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-3a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-3a-state-championship.htm

2A:

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/RUEMozLGEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/VzMzdjLGEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/soccer-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-2a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-2a-state-championship.htm

1A:

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/VzMz7jLGEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/aSVZ-TLGEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/soccer-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-1a-boys-soccer-state-tournament-class-1a-state-championship.htm

INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER REGIONAL BRACKETS

3A:

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/O6UGzDLHEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/TaV7TTLHEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/girls-soccer-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-3a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-3a-state-championship.htm

2A:

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/U6v9xDLHEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/X6FakjLHEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/girls-soccer-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-2a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-2a-state-championship.htm

1A:

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/X6FapTLHEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/cZW0CDLHEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/girls-soccer-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-1a-girls-soccer-state-tournament-class-1a-state-championship.htm

INDIANA BOYS STATE TENNIS FINALS:

Quarterfinals | Carmel HS | Fri, 12 pm ET

Match 1: Homestead 3, Culver Academies 2 Culver Academies finishes 19-3.
Singles
1. Tyler Li (11) Culver Academies def. Stephen Meyer (11) Homestead 6-1, 6-2 
2. Ben Garrean (9) Homestead def. Fredrik Morsches (12) Culver Academies 6-1, 6-0 
3. Eric Ji (9) Homestead def. Peter Billicic (10) Culver Academies 6-3, 6-1 
Doubles
1. Alex Graber (11) | Max Holliday (12) Homestead def. Dominic Hayden (12) | Samuel Meares (11) Culver Academies 6-7 (3), 6-4, 7-5
2. John Allen | William Tullis (10) Culver Academies def. James Cowan (11) | Matthew Otten (11) Homestead 6-1, 6-2 

Match 2: Harrison (West Lafayette) 3, Columbus North 2 Columbus North finishes 24-3.  
Singles
1. Aaron Gu (12) Harrison def. Hank Lin (10) Columbus North 6-2, 6-3 
2. Isaac Flanery (12) Harrison def. Austin Clark (11) Columbus North 6-0, 6-0
3. Landon Mohr (12) Harrison def. Steven Sun (10) Columbus North 6-0, 6-0 
Doubles
1. Anvay Atram (11) | Amrit Kar (11) Columbus North def. Emerson Mohr (9) | Daniel Zhang (11) Harrison 6-0, 6-2 
2. Parth Gupta (12) | Parth Shah (10) Columbus North def. Henry Graham (9) | Jonny Guerra (12) Harrison 6-2, 6-4 

Quarterfinals | Center Grove HS | Fri, 12 pm ET

Match 3: North Central (Indianapolis) 3, Zionsville 2 Zionsville finishes 20-3.
Singles
1. Maurquis Willingham (12) North Central def. William Cramer (11) Zionsville 7-5, 6-1 
2. Alex Antonopoulos (11) North Central def. Sebastian Lisiak (12) Zionsville 6-0, 6-0 
3. Jose DeAndrande (10) Zionsville def. Uriah Khoury (12) North Central 6-0, 6-0 
Doubles
1. Akshay Guttikonda (11) | Owen Larrimer (11) North Central def. Jonah Everson (11) | Cole Herrman (11) Zionsville 6-2, 6-7 (3), 6-2  
2. Evan Kolman (11) | Sam Rushton (11) Zionsville def. Tyler Dooley (11) | Ronit Jha (12) North Central 6-1, 6-2 

Match 4: Center Grove 5, Floyd Central 0 Floyd Central finishes 18-7. 
Singles
1. Tyler Lane (10) Center Grove def. Ben Lammert (11) Floyd Central 6-0, 6-2 
2. Loc Pham (11) Center Grove def. Riley Doddridge (10) Floyd Central 4-6, 6-1, 6-0 
3. Daksh Patel (10) Center Grove def. Preston Bickel (10) Floyd Central 6-1, 6-0 
Doubles
1. Evan Davis (12) | Max Williams (11) Center Grove def. Jeremy Mueller (12) | Braden Poe (12) Floyd Central 6-2, 6-3 
2. Carson Bush (10) | Dimitri Kandris (10) Center Grove def. Joseph Howell (10) | Nate Hynes (12) Floyd Central 6-2, 6-0 

Semifinals | Carmel HS | Sat, 10 am ET 

Match 5: Harrison (West Lafayette) 4, Homestead 1 Homestead finishes 17-5.
Singles
1. Aaron Gu (12) Harrison def. Stephen Meyer (11) Homestead 6-4, 6-1 
2. Isaac Flanery (12) Harrison def. Ben Garrean (9) Homestead 6-2, 6-0 
3. Landon Mohr (12) Harrison def. Eric Ji (9) Homestead 6-0, 6-0 
Doubles
1. Emerson Mohr (9) | Daniel Zhang (11) Harrison def. Alex Graber (11) | Max Holliday (12) Homestead 5-7, 6-2, 6-3 
2. James Cowan (11) | Matthew Otten (11) Homestead def. Henry Graham (9) | Jonny Guerra (12) Harrison 6-4, 6-1 

Match 6: North Central (Indianapolis) 3, Center Grove 2  Center Grove finishes 23-6.
Singles
1. Maurquis Willingham (12) North Central def. Tyler Lane (10) Center Grove 6-3, 6-3 
2. Alex Antonopoulos (11) North Central def. Loc Pham (11) Center Grove 6-0, 6-0 
3. Daksh Patel (10) Center Grove def. Uriah Khoury (12) North Central 6-1, 6-0 
Doubles
1. Akshay Guttikonda (11) | Owen Larrimer (11) North Central def. Evan Davis (12) | Max Williams (11) Center Grove 6-0, 6-2 
2. Carson Bush (10) | Dimitri Kandris (10) Center Grove def. Tyler Dooley (11) | Ronit Jha (12) North Central 7-5, 5-7, 6-2

State Championship | Carmel HS | Sat, 3 pm ET

Match 7: North Central (Indianapolis) 3, Harrison (West Lafayette) 2  North Central finishes 20-4; Harrison finishes 27-1.
Singles
1. Aaron Gu (12) Harrison def. Maurquis Willingham (12) North Central 6-4, 6-3 
2. Alex Antonopoulos (11) North Central def. Isaac Flanery (12) Harrison 6-0, 7-5 
3. Landon Mohr (12) Harrison def. Uriah Khoury (12) North Central 6-0, 6-0 
Doubles
1. Akshay Guttikonda (11) | Owen Larrimer (11) North Central def. Emerson Mohr (9) | Daniel Zhang (11) Harrison 6-3, 6-1 
2. Tyler Dooley (11) | Ronit Jha (12) North Central def. Henry Graham (9) | Jonny Guerra (12) Harrison 6-1, 6-1 

INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY REGIONALS

@CROWN POINT: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20930.html

@CHESTERTON: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20931.html

@HARRISON: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20932.html

@CULVER ACADEMIES: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20933.html

@ELKHART: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20934.html

@WEST NOBLE: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20936.html

@MARION: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20938.html

@DELTA: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20939.html

@BEN DAVIS: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20940.html

@NOBLESVILLE: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20941.html

@RUSHVILLE: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20942.html

@FRANKLIN: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20943.html

@COLUMBUS: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20945.html

@EDGEWOOD: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20946.html

@CRAWFORD COUNTY: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20947.html

@PIKE CENTRAL: https://www.directathletics.com/results/xc/20948.html

INDIANA VOLLEYBALL SECTIONAL SCORES/BRACKETS

4A

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/5v-tgzOdEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/volleyball-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-4a-volleyball-state-tournament.htm

3A

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/-QAiQTOdEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/volleyball-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-3a-volleyball-state-tournament.htm

2A

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/CvlwBjOeEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/volleyball-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-2a-volleyball-state-tournament.htm

1A

https://www.maxpreps.com/tournament/list/HP6o-zOeEe2A0wqb9tl3hA/volleyball-22/2022-23-ihsaa-class-1a-volleyball-state-tournament.htm

WEEK 7 INDIANA COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES

Mt. St. Joseph 59, Anderson 3

Ball State 25, UConn 21

Butler 26, Valparaiso 25

Franklin 48, Defiance 19

Hanover 51, Manchester 14

Maryland 38, Indiana 33

Youngstown State 48, Indiana State 42

Indiana Wesleyan 35, Lawrence Tech 14

Marian 37, St. Francis 10

Stanford 16, Notre Dame 14

Purdue 43, Nebraska 37

Rose-Hulman 48, Bluffton 20

Taylor 24, Concordia 21

Trine 39, Olivet 37

Saginaw Valley State 38, UIndy 14

Wabash 41, Ohio Wesleyan 24

NEXT WEEK

Anderson at Defiance, October 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Ball State vs. Eastern Michigan, October 22 at 2 p.m. (TV: ESPN+)

Butler vs. Marist, October 22 at 1 p.m. (TV: FloSports)

DePauw vs. Ohio Wesleyan, October 22 at 1 p.m.

Franklin at Rose-Hulman, October 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Hanover vs. Mt. St. Joseph, October 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Indiana at Rutgers, October 22 at Noon (TV: Big Ten Network)

Indiana State vs. Illinois State, October 22 at 1 p.m. (TV: ESPN3)

Manchester vs. Bluffton, October 22 at 1:30 p.m.

Marian at Concordia, October 22 at 1 p.m.

Notre Dame vs. UNLV, October 22 at 2:30 p.m. (TV: Peacock)

Purdue at Wisconsin, October 22 at 3:30 p.m. (TV: ESPN)

St. Francis at Indiana Wesleyan, October 22 at Noon (TV: ESPN3)

Taylor vs. Madonna, October 22 at 1 p.m.

Trine vs. Albion, October 22 at 1 p.m.

UIndy vs. Quincy, October 22 at 6 p.m.

Valparaiso at Morehead State, October 22 at 1 p.m. (TV: ESPN+)

Wabash at Oberlin, October 22 at 1 p.m.

WEEK 7 COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES

No. 5 Michigan 41, No. 10 Penn State 17

No. 9 Ole Miss 48, Auburn 34

Oklahoma 52, No. 19 Kansas 42

No. 22 Texas 24, Iowa State 21

No. 24 Illinois 26, Minnesota 14

Army 42, Colgate 17

Central Michigan 28, Akron 14

Bowling Green 17, Miami (Ohio) 13

Old Dominion 49, Coastal Carolina 21

Yale 29, Bucknell 9

Dayton 24, Marist 7

Penn 34, Columbia 14

Miami (Fla.) 20, Virginia Tech 14

Buffalo 34, UMass 7

Cornell 19, Lehigh 14

Central Arkansas 51, Kennesaw State 24

Campbell 41, Robert Morris 10

North Carolina A&T 45, Edward Waters 7

Wofford 31, The Citadel 16

New Hampshire 14, Dartmouth 0

Chattanooga 41, VMI 13

South Carolina State 36, Virginia Lynchburg 0

Colorado 20, Cal 13 (OT)

Ball State 25, UConn 21

Youngstown State 48, Indiana State 42

Delaware State 28, Norfolk State 7

Butler 26, Valparaiso 25

Furman 47, Western Carolina 40

Idaho State 40, Cal Poly 31

Idaho 30, Montana 23

Montana State 37, Northern Colorado 14

Illinois State 12, South Dakota 10

Southern Illinois 30, Western Illinois 7

Lindenwood 37, Eastern Illinois 34 (2OT)

No. 1 Georgia 55, Vanderbilt 0

No. 6 Tennessee 52, No. 3 Alabama 49

No. 13 TCU 43, No. 8 Oklahoma State 40 (2OT)

No. 18 Syracuse 24, No. 15 NC State 9

Arkansas 52, BYU 35

Liberty 21, Gardner-Webb 20

Maryland 38, Indiana 33

Northern Illinois 39, Eastern Michigan 10

Toledo 52, Kent State 31

Ohio 33, Western Michigan 14

Troy 17, Texas State 14

UAB 34, Charlotte 20

Western Kentucky 35, Middle Tennessee 17

South Dakota State 23, North Dakota State 21

Georgia Southern 45, No. 25 James Madison 38

Michigan State 34, Wisconsin 28 (2OT)

Tulane 45, South Florida 31

North Texas 47, Louisiana Tech 28

Harvard 41, Howard 25

Austin Peay 52, Murray State 17

UIW 49, Nicholls 14

Mercer 55, East Tennessee State 33

Jackson State 48, Bethune-Cookman 8

Charleston Southern 24, Bryant 23

Abilene Christian 21, Southern Utah 18

UNI 41, Utah Tech 14

Weber State 42, Portland State 7

Washington 49, Arizona 39

Florida Atlantic 17, Rice 14

Sam Houston 25, Eastern Kentucky 17

Fordham 45, Stony Brook 14

LSU 45, Florida 35

Utah State 17, Colorado State 13

Southern Miss 20, Arkansas State 19

South Alabama 41, UL Monroe 34

Jacksonville State 47, North Alabama 31 (Madison, Alabama)

Sacramento State 52, Eastern Washington 28

UC Davis 56, Northern Arizona 27

Stephen F. Austin 41, Tarleton 24

Southern 21, Alcorn State 17

Tennessee State 30, Tennessee Tech 14

Northwestern State 37, Houston Christian 10

No. 4 Clemson 34, Florida State 28

No. 22 Kentucky 27, No. 16 Mississippi State 17

Stanford 16, Notre Dame 14

Purdue 43, Nebraska 37

East Carolina 47, Memphis 45 (4OT)

No. 20 Utah 43, No. 7 USC 42

North Carolina 38, Duke 35

Texas A&M-Commerce 40, McNeese 15

Oregon State 24, Washington State 10

Air Force 42, UNLV 7

Fresno State 17, San Jose State 10

Hawaii 31, Nevada 16

COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 8 SCHEDULE

Wednesday, Oct. 19

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

Thursday, Oct. 20

Virginia at Georgia Tech | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN

Troy at South Alabama | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Friday, Oct. 21

Princeton at Harvard | 7 p.m. | ESPNU

Long Island at Wagner | 7 p.m. | ESPN3

Tulsa at Temple | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN2

UAB at Western Kentucky | 8 p.m. | CBSSN

Saturday, Oct. 22

Iowa at Ohio State | 12 p.m. | FOX

Syracuse at Clemson | 12 p.m. | ABC

UT Martin at Tennessee | 12 p.m. | SEC Network

Kansas at Baylor | 12 p.m.

Cincinnati at SMU | 12 p.m.

UL Monroe at Army | 12 p.m. | CBSSN

Indiana at Rutgers | 12 p.m.

Houston at Navy | 12 p.m. | ESPNU

Akron at Kent State | 12 p.m. | ESPN+

Duke at Miami (Fla.) | 12:30 p.m. | ESPN3

Toledo at Buffalo | 1 p.m. | ESPN+

Bowling Green at Central Michigan | 1 p.m. | ESPN3

Eastern Michigan at Ball State | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

Northern Illinois at Ohio | 2 p.m. | ESPN+

UNLV at Notre Dame | 2:30 p.m. | Peacock

West Virginia at Texas Tech | 3 p.m.

Rice at Louisiana Tech | 3 p.m. | ESPN+

Texas at Oklahoma State | 3:30 p.m. | ABC

Ole Miss at LSU | 3:30 p.m. | CBS

UCLA at Oregon | 3:30 p.m.

Boston College at Wake Forest | 3:30 p.m. | ACC Network

Marshall at James Madison | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

BYU at Liberty | 3:30 p.m.

Purdue at Wisconsin | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN

Northwestern at Maryland | 3:30 p.m.

Memphis at Tulane | 3:30 p.m.

Western Michigan at Miami (Ohio) | 3:30 p.m. | CBSSN

Georgia Southern at Old Dominion | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN+

FIU at Charlotte | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN3

North Texas at UTSA | 3:30 p.m.

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

Arizona State at Stanford | 4 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Hawai’i at Colorado State | 4 p.m.

Florida Atlantic at UTEP | 4 p.m. | ESPN+

Arkansas State at Louisiana | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

Southern Miss at Texas State | 5 p.m. | ESPN+

San Jose State at New Mexico State | 6 p.m.

Fresno State at New Mexico | 6:30 p.m. | FS2

Mississippi State at Alabama | 7 p.m. | ESPN

Boise State at Air Force | 7 p.m. | CBSSN

Minnesota at Penn State | 7:30 p.m. | ABC

Texas A&M at South Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | SEC Network

UCF at East Carolina | 7:30 p.m. | ESPNU

Kansas State at TCU | 8 p.m.

Colorado at Oregon State | 8 p.m. | Pac-12 Network

Pitt at Louisville | 8 p.m. | ACC Network

Utah State at Wyoming | 9:45 p.m.

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

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

MLB PLAYOFFS

SATURDAY, OCT. 15

Saturday, Oct. 15

Phillies 8, Braves 3 (PHI wins, 3-1)

Astros 1, Mariners 0 (18) (HOU wins, 3-0)

Guardians 6, Yankees 5 (CLE leads, 2-1)

Padres 5, Dodgers 3 (SD wins series 3-1)

Sunday, Oct. 16

ALDS Game 4, NYY @ CLE 7:07 p.m., TBS

Monday, Oct. 17

ALDS Game 5, CLE @ NYY 7:07 p.m., TBS (if necessary)

The National League Championship Series presented by loanDepot is set to begin Tuesday, Oct. 18, and will be televised by FOX or FS1. The American League Championship Series presented by loanDepot will get underway Wednesday, Oct. 19, on TBS. If necessary, Game 7 of the NLCS is scheduled for Tuesday, Oct. 25, while Game 7 of the ALCS is set for Wednesday, Oct. 26.

The winners of the NLCS and ALCS will meet in the 2022 World Series, with the Fall Classic slated to run through Saturday, Nov. 5, if seven games are necessary.

NHL SCOREBOARD

NHL Scoreboard

Florida                 4              Final

Buffalo                 3

Vancouver          2              Final

Philadelphia      3

Arizona                 3              Final

Boston                  6

Ottawa                 2              Final

Toronto                3

Detroit                  5              Final

New Jersey         2

Tampa Bay         2              Final

Pittsburgh          6

Montreal             1              Final

Washington      3

Anaheim             1              Final

NY Islanders      7

Columbus           2              Final

St. Louis               5

Nashville             1              Final

Dallas   5

Los Angeles        7              Final

Minnesota          6

Calgary                 4              Final

Edmonton           3

Vegas                   5              Final

Seattle                  2

Chicago               5              Final

San Jose               2

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Cronenworth, Padres rally to stun Dodgers 5-3 to reach NLCS

SAN DIEGO (AP) Jake Cronenworth hit a tiebreaking, two-run single with two outs in the seventh inning and the San Diego Padres rallied past the Los Angeles Dodgers 5-3 Saturday night to advance to the NL Championship Series for the first time since 1998.

The Padres stunned the 111-win Dodgers with the five-run rally to win the best-of-five NL Division Series 3-1 in front of a raucous sellout crowd of 45,139 at Petco Park.

San Diego will host the Philadelphia Phillies in Games 1 and 2 of an all-wild card NLCS on Tuesday and Wednesday nights. The Phillies beat the Atlanta Braves 8-3 to win their NLDS in four games.

The Padres last reached the NLCS 24 years ago when they beat the Atlanta Braves in six games and were then swept by the New York Yankees in the World Series. A handful of players from that team watched from a luxury suite, including Hall of Fame closer Trevor Hoffman and center fielder Steve Finley.

The game was delayed 31 minutes at the start by rain, which returned in the eighth inning and prompted a short delay while the grounds crew worked on the mound.

After left-hander Tyler Anderson stymied the Padres through five scoreless innings, the Padres broke through against the Dodgers’ bullpen in the seventh.

Jurickson Profar drew a leadoff walk against Tommy Kahnle, took third on Trent Grisham’s single to right and scored when Austin Nola’s infield single glanced off the glove of first baseman Freddie Freeman. Yency Almonte, who took the loss, came on and and was greeted by Kim Ha-seong’s RBI double down the left field line, followed by Juan Soto’s tying single to right.

With two outs and the crowd on it feet, Cronenworth singled to center off local product Alex Vesia to give the Padres the lead, punching the air with his right fist and hollering as he pulled into second base on the throw home. Soto, acquired from Washington in a blockbuster trade on Aug. 2, slid home headfirst and jumped up and cheered.

After the first rain delay, fans were amped up in anticipation of Joe Musgrove pitching his hometown Padres into the NL Championship Series. The big right-hander from suburban El Cajon, a first-time All-Star in 2022, was the first Padres pitcher from San Diego to make a postseason start in his hometown.

But Anderson outpitched Musgrove, holding the Padres to two hits through five innings.

The Dodgers took a 2-0 lead in the third. Mookie Betts walked with one out and Trea Turner scorched a grounder past third baseman Manny Machado, who has carried the Padres much of the season, to move Betts to third. Freeman, who helped the Braves win the World Series last year before signing with the Dodgers as a free agent, doubled down the right field line to bring them both in.

Will Smith hit a sacrifice fly against Steven Wilson with the bases loaded in the seventh for a 3-0 lead.

The Dodgers were left with a massive disappointment. Manager Dave Roberts predicted during spring training that they would win the World Series. They won the NL West for the ninth time in 10 seasons and finished 22 games ahead of San Diego. The Dodgers went 14-5 against the Padres in the regular season and had won nine straight regular-season series against them.

Musgrove was trying for his second straight playoff series-clinching win. On Sunday night, he dominated the New York Mets at Citi Field, allowing just one hit and one walk in seven innings in a 6-0 win that sent the Padres to the NLDS.

He gave up two runs and six hits in six innings against the Dodgers, struck out eight and walked three.

FIRST PITCH

Jake Peavy, the 2007 NL Cy Young Award winner who was Musgrove’s boyhood idol, threw out the ceremonial first pitch to former teammate Mark Loretta. Musgrove switched to Peavy’s No. 44 after he was obtained by the Padres prior to the 2021 season. Peavy said he texted congratulations to Musgrove after he threw the first no-hitter in franchise history on April 9, 2021, and met him for the first time this weekend. “Like, I’m honored that this dude saw me,” Peavy said of being Musgrove’s idol, “because I did it with the Roger Clemens and the Nolan Ryans of the world. I looked up to these guys and ripped off some of their game to become my own version of myself.”

UP NEXT

Dodgers: Play their spring training opener Feb. 25 against Milwaukee.

Padres: RHP Yu Darvish likely will get the start Tuesday night in Game 1 of the NLCS.

Peña’s 18th-inning HR sends Astros past Mariners for sweep

SEATTLE (AP) Jeremy Pena and the Houston Astros just kept going. Scoreless inning after scoreless inning, as day turned into night in front of a frenzied crowd in Seattle.

They eventually found a way. That’s how the Astros reached the AL Championship Series for the sixth straight year.

It’s just what they do.

Pena homered in the 18th inning, and the Astros beat the Mariners 1-0 on Saturday for a three-game sweep of their AL Division Series.

“These guys, they know not to panic,” Houston manager Dusty Baker said. “They don’t get too excited. They don’t get too down. It means a lot.”

Pena drove a slider from Penn Murfee deep to left-center for the rookie’s first playoff homer, providing the only run in an afternoon full of dominant pitching and empty trips to the plate.

The 18 innings matched the longest game in playoff history and the 6 hours, 22 minutes was the third-longest in time.

Exhausting for everyone? Absolutely. But exhilarating for the Astros.

“Man, that was a long game. But you still got to lock in, try to put together good at-bats,” Pena said. “I was just trying to stay inside the baseball, drove it in the gap.”

Spoiling Seattle’s first home playoff appearance since 2001, Houston continued its ALCS streak that began with its 2017 World Series title. Next up is the New York Yankees or Cleveland Guardians in Game 1 of the ALCS on Wednesday.

While Yordan Alvarez got the big hits in the first two games in Houston, it was Pena that set the table for Alvarez’s opportunities. As Game 3 made its way into its sixth hour, Pena delivered another painful blow to the Mariners that ended their short return to the postseason.

“We all know that we belong here now and we all know what it takes to get here and get beyond this point,” Seattle shortstop J.P. Crawford said.

After 21 years, Seattle fans welcomed playoff baseball back inside T-Mobile Park. They got their money’s worth, and then some.

Three previous playoff games reached the 18th inning, one involving Houston. The Astros beat the Atlanta Braves 7-6 in 18 innings in Game 4 of the 2005 NLDS on Chris Burke’s game-ending homer.

Game 2 of the 2014 NLDS between San Francisco and Washington and Game 3 of the 2018 World Series between Los Angeles and Boston also went 18 innings.

But those games had runs. This one failed to produce anything until Pena’s swing on a 3-2 pitch.

“I feel like in the playoffs you can’t try and do too much, especially the later the game goes,” Pena said.

Seattle’s best scoring chance was Julio Rodriguez’s line drive that thudded off the wall in the eighth. The Mariners had runners in scoring position in the 13th and 17th, but couldn’t get a key two-out hit against Houston’s superb bullpen.

Unlike baseball’s regular season, there is no automatic runner when playoff games go to extra innings.

“They pitched great. They played a great series. They beat us,” Seattle manager Scott Servais said. “In my mind, and I think our players’ mind, is a break here or there goes our way in this series, it could have been a lot different. But end of the day, they got the big hits in each of the games and they end up winning them.”

Luis Garcia worked five innings for the win. The Astros bullpen allowed five hits and struck out 15 following six innings from starter Lance McCullers Jr.

“Watching the whole thing the guys are doing a really good job and I’m really proud of them. … I was just trying to help,” Garcia said.

Seattle’s bullpen was nearly just as good. After rookie George Kirby threw seven innings, nine Mariners relievers combined for 11 innings of five-hit ball.

The teams combined to strike out 42 times, topping the postseason record of 39 set by the Guardians and Rays last week in their AL wild-card matchup that was scoreless for 15 innings before Oscar Gonzalez’s home run sent Cleveland to the ALDS.

“Their pitching was phenomenal today as well. We kept putting the zero up there and kept putting the zero up there and you think we’re going to be able to break through because we have so many times,” Servais said. “It’s kind of what we’re accustomed to playing – those tight games and finding a way but there were no errors made in that game today.”

Houston advanced despite a rough performance for Jose Altuve, who went 0 for 8 in Game 3 for the first time in his career and was hitless in 16 at-bats in the series.

Altuve joined Xander Bogaerts in Game 3 of 2018 World Series versus the Dodgers as only players to go 0 for 8 or worse in a postseason game. But Houston’s other pieces came through, none bigger than its young shortstop who took on a prominent role after Carlos Correa departed in free agency.

Pena’s homer was his only hit in eight at-bats. But it was his contributions in the first two games that helped Houston travel to Seattle with a 2-0 lead in the series.

“In a team like this, with the pitching we have, with the defense we have, we never give up,” Altuve said. “We went out and played every single inning like it was the last inning. Putting everything we have, until Jeremy came and hit the big homer.”

KING RETURNS

Felix Hernandez threw out a ceremonial first pitch to a deafening ovation. Hernandez spent 15 seasons with the Mariners but never had the opportunity of pitching in the postseason. He won 169 games and had a career 3.42 ERA, last pitching for Seattle in 2019.

HE SAID IT

“We’re not going to forget this and coming into next year it will fuel us even more,” Seattle outfielder Jarred Kelenic said.

SMOKEY AIR

Seattle’s return to the postseason was played with a smoky haze and terrible air quality engulfing the Puget Sound region. A shift in winds and wildfire still smoldering in the Cascade Mountains created a dingy haze above T-Mobile Park. The air quality index in Seattle at first pitch registered at 161.

Gonzalez, Guardians walk off Yankees for 2-1 ALDS lead

CLEVELAND (AP) The affable rookie who loves SpongeBob SquarePants has backed the New York Yankees into a postseason corner.

Oscar Gonzalez hit a two-run single with two outs in the ninth inning, rallying the Cleveland Guardians to a 6-5 win over New York on Saturday night for a 2-1 lead in their AL Division Series.

Gonzalez, a postseason hero just a week ago, lined a 1-2 pitch from Clarke Schmidt through the middle to score rookie Steven Kwan and Amed Rosario as the young Guardians, who have shown no fear during this storybook season, rallied once again and pushed the Yankees to the brink of elimination.

“We’ve seen it in two series so far from this guy,” Guardians starter Triston McKenzie said. “He comes up in the 15th inning and hits a home run, has a game-winning hit in another game, has the hit tonight.

“There’s a maturity level at the plate you don’t see all the time.”

Aaron Judge hit a two-run homer for New York, which carried a 5-3 lead into the ninth before its bullpen flopped and the Guardians staged yet another comeback win.

As Rosario crossed the plate, Gonzalez flung his helmet in the air as his teammates rushed onto the field to mob him. The 24-year-old outfielder hit a walk-off homer in the 15th inning last week to sweep the Tampa Bay Rays in the wild-card round.

Game 4 is Sunday night, when the Yankees turn to ace Gerrit Cole to prevent an early postseason exit.

“Love that Gerrit’s on the mound,” manager Aaron Boone said. “Let’s go get it. Tonight obviously was a gut-wrenching ending, but we’ve got to get over it. Now we’re obviously up against it, but I still love our chances.”

Before Cleveland’s comeback, the Yankees were 167-0 in the postseason when entering the ninth inning with a multiple-run lead.

The win followed a familiar formula for the Guardians, who led the majors with 29 wins in their final at-bat and have now done it twice in a week – both times with Gonzalez delivering the game-winning hit.

Gonzalez walks to the plate to the theme for “SpongeBob SquarePants,” a fitting anthem for baseball’s youngest team.

“I go there singing the song because I have a big body,” Gonzalez said through a translator. “But deep inside I feel like a kid.”

Following the game, Gonzalez rode a scooter down one of the hallways inside Progressive Field.

Gonzalez joined Hall of Famer and fellow Dominican Republic native David Ortiz (2004) as the only players to get three or more hits in the ninth inning or later in a single postseason.

“It’s incredible,” Gonzalez said. “I didn’t know about that stat, and I just thank God for that and what makes it more special is it’s from another fellow countryman.”

With one out in the ninth, Myles Straw blooped a single off Wandy Peralta and scampered to second when the ball got by left fielder Oswaldo Cabrera, who missed it with a dive. Kwan then dropped a base hit into left and Boone brought in Schmidt.

Rosario followed with an RBI single to make it 5-4 before Jose Ramirez fisted an infield single to the open left side that shortstop Isiah Kiner-Falefa stopped with a slide, preventing the tying run from scoring.

Schmidt struck out Josh Naylor on three pitches before Gonzalez had his second monumental moment of this October.

Before homering a week ago, Gonzalez broke his belt sliding into second base and had to borrow first base coach Sandy Alomar’s belt before play resumed. It’s become a good luck charm for Gonzalez, who is following Alomar, a postseason hero in 1997 when Cleveland eliminated the Yankees in the Division Series.

“Something tells me Sandy will never see it again,” Gonzalez said.

The Yankees are in trouble. They were outhit 15-5 and will be facing a team with all the momentum when they try force the best-of-five series back to Yankee Stadium for Game 5 on Monday.

“We lost a tough one,” Judge said. “We have to come back and do our thing the next two games and take it back to the Bronx. It’s as simple as that. We’ve been dealing with adversity all year long, this is nothing new to us.”

Judge belted a mammoth two-run homer, and Cabrera and Harrison Bader also connected for New York.

Judge’s 449-foot shot in the third inning off McKenzie was his first hit in 10 at-bats in the series. The timing couldn’t have been better as the Yankees needed a spark and got a seismic jolt from baseball’s most feared slugger.

However, the Yankees’ bullpen, which has been plagued by injuries and inconsistency, couldn’t protect the lead. It also hurt that Boone didn’t have Aroldis Chapman, who was left off the playoff roster when he skipped a workout, and Clay Holmes had pitched the previous two games.

Cabrera hit a two-run homer and Bader added a solo shot for the Yankees, his second of the series.

Propelled by a red-dressed sellout crowd – there was the usual throng of loud New York fans on hand as well – the Guardians went ahead early but wasted scoring chances against starter Luis Severino.

In Game 4, Cole will face Cal Quantrill, the same matchup as the opener.

The winner of this series advances to the ALCS to take on the Houston Astros, who swept Seattle.

With Judge in a fall funk, Boone awoke Saturday with the idea of dropping the home run king from the leadoff spot into the No. 2 hole and making several tweaks to his lineup.

Judge struck out for the eighth time in nine at-bats in the series his first time up.

He didn’t miss on his second trip.

With Cabrera at third, Judge drove a 2-1 pitch from McKenzie over the 19-foot-high wall in the deepest part of Progressive Field, with the blast threatening to find an exit from the ballpark onto Eagle Avenue.

It was Judge’s 12th career postseason homer and No. 63 overall this year after he broke Roger Maris’ 61-year-old AL homer record.

RELIEF RECORD

The Guardians’ bullpen didn’t allow a run over 19 innings in this postseason before Bader connected off Sam Hentges. The streak ended one out shy of matching the major league record held by the 1983 Baltimore Orioles.

HOME RUN

Quantrill has an unblemished track record at home. He’s unbeatable.

The right-hander is 14-0 with a 2.88 ERA over 44 career games – 34 starts – at Progressive Field. His 14-game winning streak at home is the longest in the ballpark’s history.

Quantrill hasn’t been able to explain his dominance in Cleveland, and he’s not about to start trying.

“Some of it’s probably a little bit of randomness, but I do enjoy pitching here,” Quantrill said. “I enjoy the routine of working here and preparing. Things have gone well.”

HOMER HAPPY

The Yankees extended their major league record by hitting a homer in their 20th straight postseason game. The streak started in Game 1 of the 2019 ALDS. The next-longest streaks are 14-gamers by the Dodgers (2020-21) and Astros (2017-18).

UP NEXT

Cole was the winner in Game 1 after allowing one run and four hits over 6 1/3 innings. Quantrill lost the opener, giving up three earned runs – two homers – in five-plus innings.

Marsh Madness! Phillies beat Braves 8-3 in Game 4, into NLCS

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Bryce Harper stood as still in the clubhouse as he does when he admires a home run and accepted the beer bath from bottles his Phillies teammates took delight in pouring on him.

Harper’s goggles provided no defense for the waterfall of booze streaming down his cheeks.

“It’s so cold! But it’s so good!” slugger Rhys Hoskins barked in Harper’s face.

Then it was time for the Phillies to sing: “I’m going going, back back, to Cali Cali!” they shouted in unison to the Notorious B.I.G. classic. That’s right, the next stop for the Fightins is a trip West to the NLCS, as a team that looked completely lost in May suddenly looks every bit like a World Series contender in October.

Brandon Marsh hit a three-run homer and J.T. Realmuto lined an inside-the-park home run that sent Philadelphia bolting headfirst into the NL Championship Series for the first time since 2010 with an 8-3 win over the Atlanta Braves in Game 4 Saturday.

Realmuto became the first catcher to hit an inside-the-parker in postseason history and Harper punctuated the romp with a clinching home run that helped the Phillies take the NL Division Series 3-1 against the World Series champion Braves.

The Phillies will face the Padres in an all-wild card NLCS beginning Tuesday in San Diego. The Padres stunned the Dodgers, taking their NLDS matchup in four games.

Atlanta’s loss meant Major League Baseball hasn’t had a repeat champ since the New York Yankees won three straight from 1998-2000.

“Like I told them, the goal when we leave spring training is to win the division. Until you win the division, you don’t have a chance to do anything special because you never know what’s going to happen, you don’t know what team’s going to get hot, what things have to go right for you to go deep into the postseason,” Braves manager Brian Snitker said.

“And we got in. It didn’t happen for us this year,” he said.

Philadelphia finished third in the NL East at 87-75, a full 14 games behind the 101-win Braves this season, but is playing like a contender under manager Rob Thomson. Thomson, who had been a career coach for the Yankees and Phillies, transformed a team well out of contention at 23-29 when they fired Joe Girardi on June 3.

“We just got off to a little bit of a slow start and kind of spiraled. And May was a really tough month. It was a really tough schedule,” Thomson said.

“Then once we hit June, the schedule kind of lightened up a little bit and we started winning, and guys started getting confidence and believing that they could win and believing that, OK, now this is the team that we thought we were. And just kept going,” he said.

After a 2-0 sweep of NL Central champion St. Louis in MLB’s newly created wild-card round, the Phillies used a dose of Marsh Madness to keep the party rolling in October.

Heck, call it Mash Madness, as the Phillies turned Citizens Bank Park into a cozy home bandbox for the second straight game — and with another fired-up, towel-waving crowd along for every long ball.

“I feel like I’m with them,” Harper said. “I feel like they’re with us each day. I feel like I’m in hand-in-hand with them. That’s all they want to see. They just want you to play hard. That’s it. They want you to go out there and bust your (rear) each day. No excuses.”

After Hoskins spiked his bat on a three-run shot in a Game 3 win, it was Marsh’s turn in the second inning to hammer his own three-run homer in Game 4.

Braves starter Charlie Morton was hit on his pitching elbow by Alec Bohm’s single traveling 71.9 mph to lead off the inning. After being checked, Morton allowed a single to Jean Segura and hung a 2-2 curveball that the No. 9 hitter Marsh launched deep into the right field seats for a 3-0 lead.

The 24-year-old Marsh is known as much for his stringy hair and ZZ Top-esque beard as he is for being one of the top young players on the Phillies. Marsh, who also doubled in the fourth, was acquired from the Los Angeles Angels in August just ahead of this season’s trade deadline. Phillies President Dave Dombrowski swung another deadline deal with the Angels that got them Game 4 starter Noah Syndergaard, also known for his long locks.

Hey, it will be easy for the Phillies to let their hair down and party.

Reliever Brad Hand was one of six Philadelphia pitchers and got the win.

Syndergaard, bumped from the rotation at the end of the season, wasn’t asked by Thomson to do much other than keep the Phillies in the game. Maybe go unscathed once around the order . Syndergaard delivered with three strikeouts in three innings in a brief throwback to his commanding “Thor” days with the New York Mets.

Orlando Arcia hit a solo shot off him in the third to make it 3-1.

Realmuto then hustled his way into postseason history.

He connected to lead off the third inning against reliever Collin McHugh. The ball hit the angled portion of the wall beyond the reach of center fielder Michael Harris II, and the carom rolled along the warning track toward right-center. Ronald Acuna Jr. stood in right field watching the play, and didn’t start running toward the ball until Realmuto was well past first base. Realmuto, who runs extremely well for a catcher, made a headfirst slide into the plate, well ahead of the relay.

With that, it was bedlam inside the park, as a sellout crowd of 45,660 was deliriously cheering, every sense tingling that there wasn’t going to be a Game 5.

Nope. Just Game 3 of the NLCS back in Philly on Friday.

Harper hit a solo homer in the eighth, the second of the series for the reigning NL MVP.

It seemed fitting the trio of Phillies sluggers that form the heart of the franchise put the game away in the sixth. Hoskins-Realmuto-Harper all had RBI singles that made it 7-2 and a series clinch a mere formality.

“They’re hitting on all cylinders at the right time. It’s a good club,” Snitker said. “They’ve got really good players, and they’re getting it going at the right time.”

The Phillies trotted out 2008 World Series champion Pat Burrell to throw the first pitch after his teammate from ’08 Shane Victorino did the same before Game 3.

The Phillies’ run of five straight postseason appearances — that included the 2009 NL pennant and a loss in the 2010 NLCS to San Francisco — stretched from 2007 to 2011 until the franchise was saddled with so many dry years without hope.

They no longer have to look at Burrell, Victorino other members of that run as the only reminders of postseason stars — Harper, Hoskins, Realmuto, Marsh have carved their own October marks, with at least one more series ahead.

MORTON OUT

Morton walked out to the mound for the start of the third inning but could not get loose. He was replaced by McHugh. Morton entered 5-0 with a 0.73 ERA in five career elimination games, four starts.

GOING DEEP

Matt Olson and Travis d’Arnaud hit solo homers for the Braves.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Phillies RHP David Robertson hoped he could return to the roster for the NLCS. The reliever injured his right calf jumping to celebrate Harper’s home run in their clinching wild-card victory at St. Louis. The 37-year-old had a resurgent season with the Cubs and Phillies, going 4-3 with a 2.40 ERA, including a 2.70 ERA in 22 appearances after a midseason trade. Robertson called the injury “embarrassing.”

No. 6 Tennessee beats No. 3 Alabama 52-49 on late FG

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) After 15 years of being a rival to Alabama in name only, Tennessee snapped a humbling losing streak, stamped itself a championship contender and celebrated in spectacular fashion.

Chase McGrath made a 40-yard field goal as time expired to give No. 6 Tennessee a 52-49 victory over No. 3 Alabama on Saturday.

As soon as the kick knuckle-balled through the uprights, some of the more than 100,000 fans stormed the field to join the party as the Volunteers (6-0, 3-0 Southeastern Conference) ended a 15-game drought to the Crimson Tide (6-1, 3-1).

Fireworks went off over Neyland Stadium and it glowed orange as the song “Dixieland Delight” by the band Alabama – a Crimson Tide favorite – blared over the stadium speakers.

And it didn’t take long for the goal posts to go down.

“This is college football at its absolute best,” Vols coach Josh Heupel said. “We were the best team on the field tonight. That’s all we can control.”

“We didn’t answer the bell today,” Alabama coach Nick Saban said. “We did too many things to help (Tennessee).”

Hendon Hooker drove the Vols 45 yards in 13 seconds to set up the winner. An 18-yard pass to Ramel Keyton and 27-yard hookup with Bru McCoy set the stage for the winner.

“It wasn’t my cleanest hit,” said McGrath, who missed a PAT earlier. “I didn’t have the best contact on the ball.”

Jalin Hyatt caught six passes for 207 yards, setting a Tennessee record with five touchdowns and earning a postgame cigar – a long-held tradition in the third Saturday of October rivalry – with former Vols great Peyton Manning.

Bryce Young, a game-time decision because of a sprained right shoulder two weeks ago, completed 35 passes for 455 yards and two TDs for the Tide.

“It was great to be out there with my teammates,” the Heisman Trophy winner said. “Shoulder is fine.”

Hyatt’s fifth TD catch tied it at 49 with 3:26 left in the fourth.

“(This game) just happened,” Hyatt said. “It’s not just me. It was just the looks we got.”

Young drove the Tide into the Tennessee territory in the final minute, but Alabama stalled at the 33 with three straight incomplete passes. Will Reichard’s 50-yard field goal attempt for the lead was wide way right.

With only 15 seconds left, overtime seemed likely, but Hooker wasn’t done and did the Heisman winner one better.

Hooker finished 21 for 30 for 385 yards and five TDs.

“He played at an unbelievable level,” Heupel said. “He’s the key to our ignition.”

Tennessee had not beaten a Top 10 teams since 2006 against Georgia. That was also the last year the Vols beat Alabama.

A season later, Saban became Alabama’s coach. While the Tide has become college football’s greatest dynasty with six national titles, Tennessee has burned through coaches and been mired in mediocrity.

In his second season in Knoxville, Heupel has pulled the Vols from the muck.

Tennessee looks like a legitimate national title contender behind a transfer quarterback from Virginia Tech who should now be right near the top of those Heisman leaderboards.

“We approach every game the same,” Hooker said. “Play 100% for our brothers.”

A week after Alabama held Texas A&M out of the end zone on the last play of the game to dodge an upset, the Tide went down. The Vols scored the most points against an Alabama team since Sewanee put 54 on the Tide in 1907.

The Tide also had 17 penalties for 130 yards, the most during the Saban era, according to ESPN.

Tennessee’s up-tempo offense jumped out to a 21-7 first-quarter lead and led 28-20 at halftime. All four touchdown drives took over two minutes.

Young threw for 205 yards and a touchdown in the first half, while Hooker had 166 yards and two scores. Young wasn’t sacked, but was knocked down five times in the half.

Alabama fumbled Tennessee’s only punt. The Vols recovered and scored four plays later.

THE TAKEAWAY

Alabama: The Tide will lament the final time it had the ball and not being able to just get a few more yards for Reichard, who missed three field goals last week against A&M.

Jahmyr Gibbs dropped a short pass over the middle with room to run on second down and then the Tide threw again incomplete on third. A running playing or two could have also forced Tennessee to burn a timeout, which ended up coming in handy when the Vols got the ball back.

Tennessee: Four of Tennessee’s six victories have come against teams that were ranked at the time of the game – though none of Pitt, LSU and Florida were ranked coming into this weekend. Still, the Vols resume is as good as any in the country.

NOT AVAILABLE

Two key Tennessee players weren’t available. WR Cedric Tillman, who sustained a high ankle sprain against Akron, didn’t play despite having surgery to speed up the recovery process three weeks ago. This was his third missed game … S Jaylen McCollough, a four-year starter, was arrested for aggravated assault last weekend. He had played in all 41 games since his freshman year with 32 starts.

BY THE NUMBERS

Hooker has thrown a touchdown pass in 18 consecutive games, tying Heath Shuler’s school record (1992-94). His third-quarter interception was his first in 260 passes.

OLD SCHOOL

Tennessee had the ball on the Alabama 2. Breaking from the norm, Hooker went under center rather than the shotgun as the Vols were lined up in the I-formation. Fullback Princeton Fant, a tight end who was recruited as a running back, had his first carry since 2018 and scored.

UP NEXT

Alabama: Hosts Mississippi State next Saturday.

Tennessee: Hosts Tennessee-Martin next Saturday.

No. 5 Michigan tops No. 10 Penn St 41-17, runs for 418 yards

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) Michigan’s massive offensive line opened huge holes and its speedy running backs took full advantage.

Donovan Edwards ran for a go-ahead, 67-yard touchdown and Blake Corum had a 61-yard run for a score on consecutive snaps in the third quarter as the fifth-ranked Wolverines pulled away and beat No. 10 Penn State 41-17 on Saturday.

“I can’t remember back-to-back touchdown runs like that,” coach Jim Harbaugh said.

The Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) finished with 418 yards rushing, gaining 7.6 yards per carry, against a team that was giving up fewer than 80 yards rushing per game to rank among college football’s leaders.

Penn State coach James Franklin lamented that his undersized defensive line did not disrupt the running game.

“Everyone thinks they’re Aaron Donald now and they’re not,” Franklin said.

Michigan was dominant for much of the first half, but led by just two points because it settled for field goals after stalling at the 5 twice and at the 11 once.

Despite having only one first down, the Nittany Lions (5-1, 2-1) took a 14-13 lead late in the first half after scoring two touchdowns in a 1-minute, 44-second span.

Penn State went ahead again after the opening drive of the third quarter, but Edwards answered with a 67-yard run on the next play. Edwards darted to the right behind excellent blocking to get to the sideline and used his speed on a cutback that gave the Wolverines a 24-17 lead with a 2-point conversion.

“Seeing the gap open up like it did, I knew it was going to be his big gain, but his cut at the end was just crazy,” Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy said.

On the ensuing drive, Franklin went for it on fourth-and-6 from the Michigan 39 and asked Sean Clifford to attempt a difficult pass to Parker Washington downfield and toward the sideline that fell incomplete.

“You get to a point form a score perspective, you’re trying to win the game,” Franklin said.

On the next play, Corum sprinted through a huge hole and broke away on a 61-yard run that gave the Wolverines a two-touchdown lead midway through the third.

Edwards scored twice and had career highs with 16 rushing attempts and 173 yards on the ground. Corum finished with 166 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries.

“The offensive line knows that if they give Blake and Donovan space, any kind of crack, they’re going to make the most of it,” Harbaugh said.

Michigan’s Jake Moody made his fourth field goal early in the fourth for a 34-17 lead.

McCarthy was 17 of 24 for 145 yards with an interception that was deflected by an end, caromed off a defensive tackle and returned 47 yards by linebacker Curtis Jacobs to give Penn State a 14-13 lead with 4:27 left in the first half. McCarthy had a career-high 57 yards rushing.

Penn State’s go-ahead pick-six followed Kaytron Allen’s 1-yard touchdown run that was set up by Clifford’s 62-yard run.

Clifford was 7 of 19 for 120 yards and was replaced due to an injury by freshman Drew Allar, a five-star recruit, with a 17-point deficit in the fourth.

THE TAKEAWAY

Penn State: The run defense that helped the team get off to an undfeated start was exposed.

“It hurts any time a team rushes for that amount of yards,” Penn State defensive tackle PJ Mustipher said. “As a defensive line, we pride ourselves on stopping the run and we didn’t do that.”

Michigan: Harbaugh’s team no longer has to answer questions, or hear criticism, about beating inferior opponents.

“There’s still things that keep us humble,” he said.

HART RETURNS

Michigan running back Mike Hart, who left last week’s game at Indiana with a medical emergency, returned to coach against Penn State.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Michigan slipped a spot in this week’s AP Top 25 despite winning by 21 points at Indiana, but might move back up a little with the impressive win. The Nittany Lions’ lopsided loss will likely lead to them plummeting in the poll.

UP NEXT

Penn State: Hosts Minnesota and No. 2 Ohio State over the next two weeks, giving it a chance to stay in the Big Ten race.

Michigan: After an open date, plays rival Michigan State at home aiming for its first win over coach Mel Tucker in three years with the Paul Bunyan Trophy at stake.

“We want Paul back,” McCarthy said.

TCU rallies for 43-40 win in 2 OTs over No. 8 Oklahoma St

FORT WORTH, Texas (AP) Max Duggan and No. 13 TCU found themselves down in a hurry in their biggest game so far with coach Sonny Dykes.

When it was all over against eighth-ranked Oklahoma State, the Horned Frogs were getting swarmed by their fans after needing some extra time to wrap up an impressive comeback.

“It shows the culture of this team,” Duggan said.

Kendre Miller scored on a 2-yard run in the second overtime and TCU won 43-40 in a matchup of the Big 12’s last remaining undefeated teams Saturday. The Frogs trailed quickly after quarterback Spencer Sanders had TD runs on Oklahoma State’s the first two drives, and TCU still trailed by two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

“Great win for our program,” Dykes said. “We made every mistake humanly possible in the first half, and guys just kind of kept hanging in there battling and I really thought we had a good mentality at halftime. … Then we just came out defensively in the second half and just played lights out.”

The teams traded touchdowns in the first overtime, with receivers getting wide open for big plays.

Duggan threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to a wide-open Quentin Johnston on the second play of overtime for TCU (6-0, 3-0 Big 12). The Cowboys were then facing fourth-and-9 when Sanders found Braydon Johnson by himself for a 23-yard gain to the 1, setting up Dominic Richardson’s tying TD run.

Oklahoma State (5-1, 2-1), which beat TCU 63-17 without Duggan last November, got the ball to start the second overtime. But the Cowboys had to settle for Tanner Brown’s fourth field goal, a 52-yarder, after a holding call and three consecutive incomplete passes.

It was pure pandemonium when Miller got into the end zone for his second touchdown. He finished with 104 yards rushing on 22 carries, including another TD on a 3-yard run in the fourth quarter.

Duggan completed 23 of 40 passes for 286 yards and two touchdowns, while Johnston had eight catches for 180 yards.

Sanders was only 16 of 36 passing for 245 yards with a touchdown and an interception after not practicing all week. He dinged his right (throwing) shoulder late in their win over Texas Tech last week, but insisted he was fine and that the lack of practice wasn’t the problem.

“It’s just football at the end of the day,” Sanders said. “I just had to physically come out and play better.”

The Cowboys led 24-7 five minutes into the second quarter after an incredible 22-yard TD catch by John Paul Richardson, who was tangled with cornerback Josh Newton, reached out his right hand and pulled the ball into his chest.

TCU used a little trickery to tie the game at 30-30 with 1:57 left in regulation. After a shift in the backfield for running back Emari Demarcado to take the shotgun snap, he handed the ball right back to Duggan, who found tight end Jared Wiley wide open in the right flat for a 10-yard touchdown. Wiley had a 13-yard catch two plays before that on that eight-play, 94-yard drive.

That followed a sequence when Sanders threw an interception with 7:18 left on a deep ball to Johnson, who appeared to get pushed by Bud Clark before the safety came down with the ball on the TCU 8. The Horned Frogs went three-and-out, but then Oklahoma State did the same before TCU’s tying drive.

“We know that we’re better than that, but I think that’s where the frustration comes in,” said Cowboys linebacker Mason Cobb, who had 16 tackles. “We’ve still got a lot more games left to play, so we’ve got to move on.”

THE TAKEAWAY

Oklahoma State: After taking the big lead in the second quarter, the Cowboys managed only two more field goals by Brown and didn’t score another touchdown until the overtime. … Oklahoma State had won six games in a row since their loss in the Big 12 championship game, and had won 11 of 12 overall.

TCU: Duggan, the senior who lost his starting job going into the season with the new coaching staff, has thrown for a Big 12-best 16 touchdowns in his five starts since taking back over after Chandler Morris sprained his left knee in the season opener.

“Max Duggan continues to play as good as football as any quarterback I’ve ever been around,” Dykes said.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Oklahoma State and TCU could potentially cross paths in the new poll, with the Cowboys moving down and the Frogs moving up. Regardless, Oklahoma State most likely will extend its streak of consecutive top-15 rankings to 19 consecutive polls.

RUNNING SANDERS

Sanders, whose TD runs covered 29 and 8 yards, finished with 68 yards on 11 carries and took over the Oklahoma State record for career rushing yards for a quarterback. His 1,874 yards pushed him four yards past Brent Blackman’s career mark.

UP NEXT

Oklahoma State hosts No. 22 Texas (5-2, 3-1) next Saturday in its only home game in a four-week stretch.

TCU is home again next Saturday night to play No. 17 Kansas State (5-1, 3-0), which had an open date this weekend.

Rising scores on 2-pointer, No. 20 Utah tops No. 7 USC 43-42

SALT AKE CITY (AP) Time was dwindling but the decision had already been made as Cameron Rising drove Utah down the field against previously unbeaten Southern California.

“We were going to keep the ball in Cam’s hands,” Utes coach Kyle Whittingham said. “And if we score and time is close to expiring, we were going for 2, no question.”

Rising threw for 415 yards, ran for three touchdowns and scampered up the middle for a go-ahead two-point conversion with 48 seconds left in No. 20 Utah’s 43-42 victory over the seventh-ranked Trojans on Saturday night.

The Utes dedicated the game to Ty Jordan and Aaron Lowe, former players who died within a year of each other. In the locker room after the game, the team presented the game ball to the fallen players’ mothers in a poignant moment. Both players wore jersey number 22.

“We wanted to make sure we represented 22 well,” Rising said as the Utes had hand-painted portraits of Jordan and Lowe on their black helmets.

Even when the Utes were down two touchdowns, Rising said his teammates never doubted.

“We had an unwavering belief,” Rising said. “Having Ty and Aaron on your helmet made it that much easier to go.”

Rising rushed a yard for a touchdown on fourth down to set up the deciding conversion.

“Cam Rising is a competitor, warrior, you name it. He’s a champion,” Whittingham said.

Caleb Williams threw for 381 yards and five touchdowns for Southern California (6-1, 4-1 Pac-12). Utah (5-2, 3-1) held the Trojans on their last-ditch drive, handing them their first loss as a record crowd of 53,609 shook Rice-Eccles Stadium and then flooded the field.

“I’m going to be honest, I hate losing. I really, really, really, I hate it, simply,” a devastated Williams said. “So, yeah, I had a little emotion.”

The Utes needed every one of Rising’s big plays with his legs and his arm during his career night. Rising, who was once committed to current USC coach Lincoln Riley when he was at Oklahoma, became the first Utah QB to throw for 400 yards since Brian Johnson had 417 against San Diego State in 2005.

Dalton Kincaid had 16 catches for 234 yards, the most for a Ute since Carl Harry had 255 yards in 1988 and the most catches and yards receiving for a Utah tight end.

“Cam made some really nice throws to him and he made some really phenomenal catches,” Riley said. “The yards that he had after the catch really, really hurt us.”

Southern Cal’s Mario Williams had four catches for 145 yards and Jordan Addison had seven receptions for 106 yards before an ankle injury took him out of the game.

Against an all-out blitz, Williams connected with Michael Jackson III, who stepped through a tackle for a 20-yard touchdown with 6:15 to play for a 42-35 lead. It was Jackson’s first catch of the season.

The Trojans scored on their first three possessions of the game. The assault continued throughout the game but the Utah defense secured the victory after Rising’s heroics in the fourth quarter.

“Their team is full of explosive players . but they have to play for four quarters and that showed the resiliency of our team,” Utah linebacker Karene Reid said of the final stop.

Utah has won 23 of its last 24 home games, including a streak of 12 in a row.

“That certainly had to be one of the most exciting games in Rice-Eccles history. What a performance by our football and it’s a really good team we beat, very talented and the quarterback’s tremendous,” Whittingham said.

Addison, the 2021 Biletnikoff Award winner at Pittsburgh as the nation’s top receiver, had seven catches for 106 yards but hurt his ankle on a reverse in the third quarter.

KINCAID STEPS IN

Brant Kuithe was Utah’s focal point in the passing game but is out for the season with a knee injury. Kincaid stepped in with his historic game and the Utah offense didn’t miss a beat, even when the running game faltered.

“He’s an absolute athlete, one of the best tight ends in the country and tough as nails,” Whittingham said.

Rising said this game was a result of an instant connection when they both transferred to Utah in 2020 and the trust has grown each year.

“He’s an easy guy to throw the ball to. When he touches the ball that often, he make plays, he extends them. He’s a player,” Rising said.

THE TAKEAWAY

Southern California: The Trojans were prolific on offense, but the defense couldn’t stop Rising, especially when it counted. Key penalties often stymied the Trojans when they had opportunities to take a commanding lead.

Utah: Rising willed the Utes to the win but the defense was gashed by the Trojans. Utah defenders often took poor angles against USC’s speed. Utah turned almost exclusively to the passing game as the running game was stuffed, except for Rising’s power runs.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Utah should rise but the Trojans shouldn’t fall far after the two teams went toe-to-toe for 60 minutes.

UP NEXT

Southern California: At Arizona on Oct. 29.

Utah: At Washington State on Oct. 27.

Rodriguez’s 2 TD runs push No. 22 Kentucky past Miss. State

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) Challenged by Mark Stoops to do better, No. 22 Kentucky rebounded from a sluggish outing with a performance the coach knew it was capable of.

Chris Rodriguez Jr. rushed for 196 yards and two fourth-quarter scores, Will Levis returned from a one-game absence to throw a go-ahead touchdown pass and the Wildcats topped No. 16 Mississippi State 27-17 on Saturday night to halt a two-game slide.

Rodriguez had a career high with 30 carries and a season high in yardage in his third game back from a suspension. He rushed for touchdowns of 16 and 7 yards and became the fourth Kentucky player to break 3,000 career. The Wildcats (5-2, 2-2 Southeastern Conference) sorely needed his second score for insurance, coming right after Emmanuel Forbes returned an interception 59 yards for a touchdown to get the Bulldogs (5-2, 2-2) within 20-17.

“It means a lot getting 3,000,” Rodriguez said. “I was not thinking about it. I was wondering why everyone was congratulating me, the game is not over. And then I saw it on the Jumbotron.”

“That running back pounded us,” Mississippi State coach Mike Leach said about Rodriguez. “We didn’t tackle very well. The offensive line took turns getting penalties. All of this is my fault because I call the offense.”

Levis started after missing last week’s 24-14 loss to South Carolina with a left foot injury and began promisingly, even though Kentucky had only a field goal to show for it in a 3-3 first half marred by 16 combined penalties for 124 yards. His 33-yard completion to Barion Brown led to a go-ahead field goal in the third quarter, but he landed hard on his left (non-throwing) shoulder after being hit while throwing and went to the locker room for examination.

The Wildcats QB was cheered when he returned to the sideline, which occurred as the Bulldogs kicked the point after.

“It was cool seeing the fans react the way they did,” said Levis, whose left arm was in a sling afterward. “Didn’t realize it was the extra point.”

Levis was back in for the next possession and eventually threaded a 3-yard touchdown pass to Rahsaan Lewis on fourth down to put Kentucky up 13-10 with 4:10 remaining in the third. Rodriguez bulled ahead to make it 20-10 with 11:43 left, and Kentucky had a chance to extend its lead before Levis threw the interception that got the Bulldogs close.

Forbes had it read right away and jumped the route for an easy pickoff. It was his second pick-six in three games and the fifth of his career, tying an SEC record.

Levis quickly regrouped to hit Dekel Crowdus with a 50-yard strike, and Rodriguez dragged several defenders with him on the next play for the clinching TD run that was upheld on review.

The All-SEC first team selection has steadily built toward this performance upon returning and seemed unstoppable once he got up to speed.

“I felt like I was one missed tackle from breaking one,” said Rodriguez, whose total included a 47-yard run. “On the last touchdown, I thought the offensive line that was pushing me until I saw it was defensive players trying to tackle me.”

Levis finished 17 of 23 passing for 230 yards to outdo record-breaking MSU counterpart Will Rogers, who was 25 of 37 for 203 and a 1-yard TD to Austin Williams.

FLAG DAY

This game was notable for the number and yardage lost to penalties by both teams. MSU was flagged 13 times for 109 yards, with blame shared on both sides of the line. Kentucky was whistled 11 times for 81 yards.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

Mississippi State should remain ranked, albeit a couple spots lower after its winning streak ended. Kentucky will remain ranked after redeeming itself.

THE TAKEAWAY

Mississippi State: The Bulldogs entered the game clicking in all phases and averaging over 40 points during their three-game winning streak. Everything came to a screeching halt as they reached the end zone just once, and that was midway through the third period. The ground game managed just 22 yards.

Kentucky: The Wildcats looked more whole with Levis back and Rodriguez adding another solid performance. Their defense bounced back big time from a flat second half last week, pressuring Rogers and limiting his receivers’ space after the catch. Matt Ruffolo missed a 51-yard field goal, but converted from 28 and 37 yards for points his team needed. Amazingly, their 478 yards from scrimmage were evenly split passing and running.

“I didn’t know the outcome going into this game, but I knew we would play like that, like we play,” Stoops said. “Tough, resilient, together and play hard like we do. And that we’d respond.”

UP NEXT

Mississippi State: At No. 3 Alabama on Saturday.

Kentucky: At No. 6 Tennessee on Oct. 29.

BIG 10 FOOTBALL RECAPS

ILLINOIS 26, MINNESOTA 14: Chase Brown rushed for 180 yards on a career-high 41 carries and caught a 40-yard touchdown pass, Minnesota was limited to its fewest yards in five years, and No. 24 Illinois won its fifth straight game with a 26-14 victory Saturday. The Illini (6-1, 3-1) became bowl eligible for the first time since 2019 and will end the day tied for first in the Big Ten West. [FULL RECAP]
 
MICHIGAN 41, PENN STATE 17: Donovan Edwards ran for a go-ahead, 67-yard touchdown and Blake Corum had a 61-yard run for a score on consecutive snaps in the third quarter as No. 5 Michigan pulled away and beat No. 10 Penn State 41-17 on Saturday. The Wolverines (7-0, 4-0 Big Ten) finished with 418 yards rushing, gaining 7.6 yards per carry, against a team that was giving up fewer than 80 yards rushing per game to rank among college football’s leaders. [FULL RECAP]
 
MARYLAND 38, INDIANA 33: Following an injury to Taulia Tagovailoa in the fourth quarter, Billy Edwards Jr. stepped in and led a game-winning drive to lift Maryland past Indiana 38-33 on Saturday. [FULL RECAP]
 
MICHIGAN STATE 34, WISCONSIN 28 (2OT):
 Quarterback Payton Thorne threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to wide receiver Jayden Reed in the second overtime Saturday to lift Michigan State to a 34-28 victory over Wisconsin. The win snapped a four-game losing streak for the Spartans (3-4, 1-3 Big 10 Conference). It is the first loss for Wisconsin’s interim coach Jim Leonhard who replaced Paul Chryst two weeks ago. [FULL RELEASE]

PURDUE 43, NEBRASKA 37: Aidan O’Connell threw four touchdown passes and Devin Mockobee ran for a career-high 178 yards and another score Saturday as Purdue overpowered Nebraska 43-37. The Boilermakers (5-2, 3-1 Big Ten) have won four straight and retained a share of the conference’s West Division lead with No. 24 Illinois. [FULL RELEASE]
 
Bye: IOWA, NORTHWESTERN, OHIO STATE, RUTGERS

NFL WEEK 6 CAPSULES

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS (3-2) @ ATLANTA FALCONS (2-3)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER 49ers lead all-time series, 47-31-1

STREAKS Falcons have won 2 of last 3

LAST GAME 12/19/21: Falcons 13 at 49ers 31

LAST GAME AT SITE 12/18/16: Falcons 41, 49ers 13

49ERS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 37-15 at Carolina

COACH VS. OPP. Kyle Shanahan: 1-1

PTS. FOR 21.6

OFFENSE 339.0

PASSING Jimmy Garoppolo: 65-107-5-1-97.8

RUSHING Jeff Wilson: 74-375-5.1-2

RECEIVING Deebo Samuel: 20-266-13.3-2

PTS. AGAINST 12.2

DEFENSE 249.2

SACKS Nick Bosa: 6

INTs Talanoa Hufanga: 2

TAKE/GIVE +1 (7/6)

PUNTING (NET) Mitch Wishnowsky: 44.4 (41.0)

KICKING Robbie Gould: 29 (11/11 PAT; 6/9 FG)

QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO passed for 253 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.4 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd start in row with 0 INTs & 100+ rating. Had TD pass vs. 0 INTs & 123.7 rating in last meeting. Is 1 of 3 active QBs (Lamar Jackson & Patrick Mahomes) with .700+ win. pct. (19-7) on road since 2017 (min. 25 road starts). • RB JEFF WILSON had 132 scrimmage yards (120 rush, 12 rec.) & 15th-career rush TD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD & 3rd in row on road with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had 110 rush yards & rush TD in last meeting. • RB TEVIN COLEMAN had rush TD & rec. TD last week, his 6th-career game with 2+ TDs. Had 3,350 scrimmage yards & 29 TDs in 56 games (2015-18) with Atl. • FB KYLE JUSZCZYK had rush TD in last meeting. • WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 12th-career TD catch last week & aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD. Has TD in 3 of his past 4 on road. Had 89 scrimmage yards (60 rush, 29 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 5 catches last week. Has 19 catches for 227 yards (113.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. Atl. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Atl. with 90+ rec. yards. • DL NICK BOSA had sack & FF in last meeting. Has 13.5 sacks & 18 TFL in his past 12 on road. Ranks tied-1st in NFL with 6 sacks. • LB FRED WARNER had 9 tackles, 2 TFL, sack & PD last week. Had FR in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Atl. with 9+ tackles & PD. • CB CHARVARIUS WARD had career-high 4 PD last week. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 8 PD & is 1 of 3 DBs with PD in each of 1st 5 weeks. • S TALANOA HUFANGA had 1st-career sack last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD.

FALCONS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 21-15 at Tampa Bay

COACH VS. OPP. Arthur Smith: 0-1

PTS. FOR 23.6

OFFENSE 331.4

PASSING Marcus Mariota: 71-123-926-4-4-78.8

RUSHING Tyler Allgeier (R): 39-184-4.7-0

RECEIVING Drake London (R): 22-266-12.1-2

PTS. AGAINST 24.4

DEFENSE 393.0

SACKS Grady Jarrett: 3.5

INTs Four tied: 1

TAKE/GIVE -1 (7/8)

PUNTING (NET) Bradley Pinion: 49.3 (44.1)

KICKING Younghoe Koo: 40 (10/10 PAT; 10/13 FG)

QB MARCUS MARIOTA had 208 yards (147 pass, 61 rush) & TD pass vs. 0 INTs for 86.6 rating in Week 5, his 9th-career game with 50+ rush yards. Passed for 241 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 110.8 rating in his only career start vs. SF (12/17/17 w/ Ten.). • RB TYLER ALLGEIER (rookie) rushed for 45 yards last week & had 30+ rush yards in each of his 1st 4 career games. • WR DRAKE LONDON (rookie) had 4 catches for 35 yards last week. Ranks 3rd among rookies with 22 receptions & 266 rec. yards. • TE KYLE PITTS had 4 catches for 77 yards in last meeting. • WR OLAMIDE ZACCHEAUS had 7th-career rec. TD last week. Had 53 rec. yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 45+ rec. yards. • DL GRADY JARRETT has sack in 2 of his past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with sack. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. SF with 6+ tackles. • LB MYKAL WALKER led team with 11 tackles last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 11+ tackles & 7th in row with 5+ tackles. • LB RASHAAN EVANS aims for his 6th in row with 6+ tackles. • CB AJ TERRELL has 5+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 at home. Had 2 PD in last meeting. • CB CASEY HAYWARD aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Had 2 PD in his last game vs. SF (9/30/18 w/ Chargers). Since 2012, is 1 of 5 with 110+ PD (112). • S JAYLINN HAWKINS had career-high 10 tackles last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. • S RICHIE GRANT had 7 tackles in Week 5. Is 1 of 5 NFC DBs with 5+ tackles in each of 1st 5 weeks.

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2-3) @ CLEVELAND BROWNS (2-3)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Patriots lead all-time series, 13-12

STREAKS Patriots have won past 4

LAST GAME 11/14/21: Browns 7 at Patriots 45

LAST GAME AT SITE 10/9/16: Patriots 33, Browns 13

PATS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 29-0 vs. Detroit

COACH VS. OPP. Bill Belichick: 8-2

PTS. FOR 20.6

OFFENSE 345.8

PASSING Mac Jones: 64-97-786-2-5-76.2

RUSHING Rhamondre Stevenson: 68-372-5.5-1

RECEIVING Jakobi Meyers: 20-261-13.1-1

PTS. AGAINST 19.6

DEFENSE 339.8

SACKS Matt Judon: 6

INTs Jack Jones (R): 2

TAKE/GIVE -2 (8/10)

PUNTING (NET) Jake Bailey: 44.4 (35.4)

KICKING Nick Folk: 37 (10/10 PAT; 9/10 FG)

QB MAC JONES completed 19 of 23 atts. (82.6 pct.) & had 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with career high 142.1 rating in last meeting. Has 250+ pass yards in 3 of his past 4 road start. • QB BAILEY ZAPPE (rookie) made 1st-career start last week & completed 17 of 21 atts. (81 pct.) with TD vs. INT for 100 rating. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ rating. • RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON had career-high 161 rush yards last in Week 5, most rush yards by NE RB since 2014 (201 by Jonas Gray). Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. Rushed for 100 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. Has 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 of 3 career games vs. AFC North. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS led team with 7 catches & season-high 111 rec. yards & had 1st TD catch of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 95+ rec. yards. Had 1st-career rec. TD in last meeting. • WR DEVANTE PARKER had 91 rec. yards in his last game vs. Cle. (11/24/91 w/ Mia.). • TE HUNTER HENRY had 54 rec. yards in Week 5. Had 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. • LB MATTHEW JUDON had season-high 2 sacks & 1st FF of season last week, his 9thcareer game with 2+ sacks. Is only player in NFL with sack in each of 1st 5 weeks & can become 1st player since 2018 with sack in each of team’s 1st 6 games of season. • DL DEATRICH WISE had 1.5 sacks & FF in last meeting. • DB DEVIN MCCOURTY has 6+ tackles in 2 of past 3. Had PD in last meeting. Has PD in 3 of his past 4 vs. AFC North. Ranks 2nd among active players with 31 career INTs. • DB JACK JONES is 1st NE rookie with INT in consecutive games since Logan Ryan. • DB KYLE DUGGER had 1st FR of season in Week 5. Had INT in last meeting. • DB JABRILL PEPPERS had 8 PD, 4 FRs & 2 INTs in 2 seasons with Cle. (2017-18).

BROWNS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 30-28 vs. L.A. Chargers

COACH VS. OPP. Kevin Stefanski: 0-1

PTS. FOR 26.6

OFFENSE 396.4

PASSING Jacoby Brissett: 103=161-1,060-5-3-85.4

RUSHING Nick Chubb: 98-593-6.1-7

RECEIVING Amari Cooper: 27-304-11.3-3

PTS. AGAINST 25.0

DEFENSE 353.8

SACKS Myles Garrett: 3

INTs Grant Delpit, Denzel Ward: 1

TAKE/GIVE 0 (4/4)

PUNTING (NET) Corey Bojorquez: 47.6 (41.9)

KICKING Cade York (R): 37 (13/15 PAT; 8/10 FG)

QB JACOBY BRISSETT has 96.2 rating in 3 home starts this season. Selected by NE in 2016 NFL Draft & started 2 games for franchise. • RB NICK CHUBB rushed for 134 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 7th-career game with 100+ rush yards & 2+ rush TDs, tied 2nd-most in NFL since 2018. Is only player in NFL with 100+ scrimmage yards in each of 1st 5 weeks & can become 1st player since 2018 with 100+ scrimmage yards in each of team’s 1st 6 games of season. Leads NFL with 593 rush yards & 7 rush TDs. Rushed for 138 yards in last meeting. • RB KAREEM HUNT had 2nd rush TD of season in Week 5. Has 431 scrimmage yards (215.5 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 rush) in 2 career games vs. NE. • WR AMARI COOPER had 7 catches for 76 yards & TD last week. Has 7+ catches, 75+ rec. yards & TD catch in 3 of past 4. Had 5 catches for 55 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row at home with rec. TD. • WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. • TE DAVID NJOKU had 6 catches for team-high 88 rec. yards in Week 5. Aims for 4th in row with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. • DE MYLES GARRETT has sack in each of 2 career games vs. NE. Has 11 sacks in 8 career games vs. AFC East. • DE JADEVEON CLOWNEY had 1st TFL of season last week. Has 4 sacks in 5 career games vs. NE. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 at home. • LB JACOB PHLILLIPS tied career high with 10 tackles & had sack last week. Has sack in 2 of past 3. • CB DENZEL WARD had career-high 10 tackles last week. Aims for 4th in row with PD.

NEW YORK JETS (3-2) @ GREEN BAY PACKERS (3-2)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Jets lead all-time series, 8-5

STREAKS Packers have won past 3

LAST GAME 12/23/18: Packers 44 at Jets 38 (OT)

LAST GAME AT SITE 9/14/14: Packers 31, Jets 24

JETS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 40-17 vs. Miami

COACH VS. OPP. Robert Saleh: 0-0

PTS. FOR 23.2

OFFENSE 356.0

PASSING Zach Wilson: 32-57-462-1-2-73.9

RUSHING Breece Hall (R): 56-275-4.9-2

RECEIVING Garrett Wilson (R): 23-282-12.3-2

PTS. AGAINST 23.6

DEFENSE 320.2

SACKS Quinnen Williams: 3

INTs Lamarcus Joyner: 2

TAKE/GIVE 0 (9/9)

PUNTING (NET) Braden Mann: 45.8 (42.8)

KICKING Greg Zuerlein: 36 (12/13 PAT; 8/9 FG)

QB ZACH WILSON passed for 210 yards with 0 INTs & 99.3 rating last week. Aims for his 3rd start in row vs. NFC with 0 INTs. • RB BREECE HALL had season-high 197 scrimmage yards (100 rec., 97 rush) & rush TD last week, most scrimmage yards by rookie in single game this season & mostever by NYJ rookie. Became 5th rookie since 1990 with 95+ rush yards & 95+ rec. yards in single game. Aims for 4th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards & 3rd in row with rush TD. Leads all rookies with 488 scrimmage yards this season. • RB MICHAEL CARTER had career-high 2 rush TDs in Week 5. Carter (2) & Hall (2) are 1 of 2 pairs of AFC RB teammates (Nick Chubb & Kareem Hunt) each with 2+ rush TDs in 2022. • WR COREY DAVIS aims for his 4th in row on road with TD catch. • WR GARRETT WILSON ranks 2nd among rookies with 23 receptions & 282 rec. yards. • TE TYLER CONKLIN has 50+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Had 5 catches in his last game vs. GB (1/2/22 w/ Min.). • LB C.J. MOSLEY tied for team lead with 10 tackles last week, his 4th game with 10+ tackles this season, tied-most in NFL. Had 7 tackles, FF & FR in his last game vs. GB (11/19/17 w/ Bal.). Aims for his 21st in row with 7+ tackles. • LB KWON ALEXANDER had season-high 10 tackles & TFL in Week 5. • DE CARL LAWSON had sack & 1st FF of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had career-high 2.5 sacks in only career game vs. GB (9/24/17 w/ Cin.). • DT QUINNEN WILLIAMS had half sack & FR in Week 5. Aims for 5th in row with 0.5+ sacks. • CB SUACE GARDNER (rookie) had 1st-career INT last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (James Bradberry & Charvarius Ward) with PD in each of 1st 5 weeks of season.

PACKERS NOTES:

QB AARON RODGERS had 2 TD passes vs. 0 INTs for 96.3 rating in Week 5 & joined Tom Brady (120) as only players ever with 100 career games with 2+ TD passes & 0 INTs. Aims for his 5th in row with 2+ TD passes. Had 442 pass yards & 4 TDs (2 pass, 2 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 103.8 rating in last meeting. Passed for 346 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.8 rating in last home meeting. • RB AARON JONES had 80 scrimmage yards (63 rush, 17 rec.) last week & has 75+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his 1st 5 games this season. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards. • RB A.J. DILLON aims for his 8th in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR RANDALL COBB led team with 7 receptions & 99 rec. yards last week. Had 2 rec. TDs in last home meeting. • WR ALLEN LAZARD had 17th-career TD catch last week. Has rec. TD in 4 of his past 5 at home & 6 of his past 7 overall. • TE MARCEDES LEWIS had 38th-career TD catch last week, his 1st rec. TD of 2022. • LB PRESTON SMITH had 53rd-career sack in Week 5. Has 6.5 sacks & 6 TFL in his past 5 at home & aims for his 6th in row at home with 0.5+ sacks. • LB RASHAN GARY has 11 sacks in his past 9 at home & aims for his 5th in row at home with sack. Ranks 3rd in NFC with 5 sacks in 2022. • LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Had 9 tackles in his last game vs. NYJ (10/11/20 w/ Az.). • LB QUAY WALKER is 1 of 4 rookies with 5+ tackles in each of 1st 5 weeks. • CB JAIRE ALEXANDER has TFL in 2 of his past 3. Has 7 PD in his past 6 at home.

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (2-3) @ INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-2-1)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Colts lead all-time series, 26-17

STREAKS Jaguars have won past 2

LAST GAME 9/18/22: Colts 0 at Jaguars 24

LAST GAME AT SITE 11/14/21: Colts 23, Jaguars 17

JAGS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 13-6 vs. Houston

COACH VS. OPP. Doug Pederson: 2-0

PTS. FOR 22.2

OFFENSE 353.6

PASSING Trevor Lawrence: 113-181-1,232-8-4-88.0

RUSHING James Robinson: 69-286-4.1-3

RECEIVING Christian Kirk: 21-338-16.1-3

PTS. AGAINST 16.0

DEFENSE 313.8

SACKS Josh Allen: 3

INTs Andre Cisco, Devin Lloyd (R): 2

TAKE/GIVE +1 (9/8)

PUNTING (NET) Logan Cooke: 50.2 (44.7)

KICKING Riley Patterson: 37 (10/10 PAT; 9/10 FG)

QB TREVOR LAWRENCE had season-high 286 pass yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 2+ TD passes, 0 INTs & 110+ rating. Has 4 TDs vs. 0 INT for 97.4 rating in 3 career starts vs. Ind. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of his past 4 starts overall & 0 INTs in 3 of his past 4 starts vs. division. • RB JAMES ROBINSON had 78 scrimmage yards (64 rush, 14 rec.) & rush TD in Week 2 meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Ind. with 75+ scrimmage yards & 3rd in row with rush TD. Has 75+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • RB TRAVIS ETIENNE led team with career-high 114 scrimmage yards (71 rush, 43 rec.) last week. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. • WR MARVIN JONES led team with season highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (104) in Week 5, his 14th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Has 85+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • WR CHRISTIAN KIRK has 60+ rec. yards in 4 of 1st 5 games of season. Had 6 catches for 78 yards & 2 TDs in Week 2 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 6+ catches. • TE EVAN ENGRAM had 6 catches for season-high 69 yards last week. Had seasonhigh 7 catches in Week 2 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 6+ catches. • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN had 8 tackles, 2 TFL & 1st sack of season in Week 5. Aims for 4th in row with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row with 2+ TFL. Had PD in Week 2 meeting. • LB JOSH ALLEN aims for 3rd in row with TFL & has TFL in 4 of 5 games this season. Had 2 sacks & FF in Week 2 meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ind. with 2+ sacks. • LB DEVIN LLOYD (rookie) aims for 3rd in row with 11+ tackles. Leads all rookies with 49 tackles this season.

COLTS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 12-9 at Denver (OT) (Thu.)

COACH VS. OPP. Frank Reich: 4-5

PTS. FOR 13.8

OFFENSE 333.0

PASSING Matt Ryan: 128-195-1,376-5-7-79.8

RUSHING Jonathan Taylor: 81-328-4.0-1

RECEIVING Michael Pittman: 25-283-11.3-1

PTS. AGAINST 18.8

DEFENSE 312.6

SACKS Kwity Paye: 3

INTs S.Gilmore, R.McLeod, R.Thomas (R): 1

TAKE/GIVE -6 (5/11)

PUNTING (NET) Matt Haack: 44.6 (42.5)

KICKING Chase McLaughlin: 25 (4/4 PAT; 7/8 FG)

QB MATT RYAN aims for 3rd in row with 250+ pass yards. Has 105+ rating in each of 1st 2 home games this season. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (Josh Allen & Tom Brady) with 350+ pass yards in multiple games this season. • RB JONATHAN TAYLOR has 380 scrimmage yards (190 per game) & 3 rush TDs in 2 career home games vs. Jax. Has 95+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 5 of 6 career home games vs. division. Has 1,121 scrimmage yards (124.6 per game) & 9 rush TDs in his past 9 at home. • RB DEON JACKSON had career-high 91 scrimmage yards (62 rush, 29 rec.) in Week 5. • RB PHILLIP LINDSAY made Ind. debut last week & had 54 scrimmage yards (40 rush, 14 rec.). Had rush TD in his last game vs. Jax. (9/12/21 w/ Hou.). • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN had 5 catches for 59 yards in Week 5 & has 50+ rec. yards in 3 of his 1st 4 games of season. Had 6 catches for 64 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 60+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. division & rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • WR ALEC PIERCE (rookie) led team with season-high 81 rec. yards last week. Aims 4th in row with 60+ rec. yards & 3rd in row with 80+ rec. yards. • LB SHAQUILLE LEONARD has 5+ tackles in each of his 8 career games vs. Jax. • DT DEFOREST BUCKNER set season highs in tackles (8) & sacks (2) & had 1st FF & PD of season last week. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Jax. with TFL. • DE YANNICK NGAKOUE had season-high 1.5 sacks last week. Had 42 TFL & 37.5 sacks in 4 seasons with Jax. (2016-19). • CB STEPHON GILMORE had season-high 2 PD & 1st INT of season in Week 5. Has PD in 3 of past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Jax. with 5+ tackles & PD.

MINNESOTA VIKINGS (4-1) @ MIAMI DOLPHINS (3-2)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Dolphins lead all-time series, 7-5

STREAKS Dolphins have won 3 of last 4

LAST GAME 12/16/18: Dolphins 17 at Vikings 41

LAST GAME AT SITE 12/21/14: Dolphins 37, Vikings 35

VIKINGS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 29-22 vs. Chicago

COACH VS. OPP. Kevin O’Connell: 0-0

PTS. FOR 23.0

OFFENSE 361.0

PASSING Kirk Cousins: 131-198-1,327-7-5-86.4

RUSHING Dalvin Cook: 81-373-4.6-3

RECEIVING Justin Jefferson: 40-547-13.7-2

PTS. AGAINST 20.4

DEFENSE 369.8

SACKS Za’Darius Smith: 3.5

INTs Jordan Hicks, Josh Metellus, Harrison Smith: 1

TAKE/GIVE +1 (7/6)

PUNTING (NET) Ryan Wright (R): 45.6 (42.6)

KICKING Greg Joseph: 35 (11/12 PAT; 8/12 FG)

QB KIRK COUSINS passed for season-high 296 yards & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) last week. Has 2+ TD passes in 10 of his past 12 road starts. Had 2 TD passes vs. INT for 112.2 rating in last meeting. • RB DALVIN COOK had season-high 121 scrimmage yards (94 rush, 27 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in Week 5, his 8th-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards & 2+ rush TDs. Had 163 scrimmage yards (136 rush, 27 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row with 85+ scrimmage yards. • WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had career-high 12 receptions for 154 yards last week & tied HOFers Lance Alworth (6) & Randy Moss (6) for most games with 150+ rec. yards in 1st 3 seasons all-time. Has 17 games with 100+ rec. yards, 3rd-most ever by player in 1st 3 career seasons. Can become 4th player ever with 10+ catches & 125+ rec. yards in 3 straight games. • DE DANIELLE HUNTER had 3rd sack of season last week. Has 7 sacks in his past 7 on road. Had 2 sacks & 3 TFL in last meeting. • LB D.J. WONNUM had 0.5 sacks & 3rd-career FF last week. Has 6 sacks in his past 6 on road & aims for his 3rd in row on road with TFL. • LB ZA’DARIUS SMITH is 1 of 3 (Maxx Crosby & Micah Parsons) with TFL in each of 1st 5 weeks. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack. • LB JORDAN HICKS aims for his 4th in row with 7+ tackles. • LB ERIC KENDRICKS had sack & PD in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row with 7+ tackles. • S HARRISON SMITH had 2nd PD of season last week. Aims for his 13th in row on road with 5+ tackles. Had INT in last road meeting.

DOLPHINS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 40-17 at N.Y. Jets

COACH VS. OPP. Mike McDaniel: 0-0

PTS. FOR 23.0

OFFENSE 347.8

PASSING Tua Tagovailoa: 80-115-1,035-8-3-109.9

RUSHING Raheem Mostert: 57-260-4.6-1

RECEIVING Tyreek Hill: 38-524-13.8-2

PTS. AGAINST 26.2

DEFENSE 386.8

SACKS Melvin Ingram, Brandon Jones: 2

INTs Jevon Holland: 1

TAKE/GIVE -2 (4/6)

PUNTING (NET) Thomas Morstead: 44.9 (40.7)

KICKING Jason Sanders: 31 (13/14 PAT; 6/8 FG)

QB TUA TAGOVAILOA is 5-1 with 11 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 105.9 rating in 6 career starts vs. NFC. Aims for his 4th home start in row with 0 INTs & 90+ rating. • QB TEDDY BRIDGEWATER passed for 267 yards in only career start vs. Min. (11/29/20 w/ Car.). Drafted in 1st round of 2014 NFL Draft by Min. & started 28 games for franchise. • QB SKYLAR THOMPSON (rookie) made NFL debut last week & completed 19 of 33 atts. (57.6 pct.) for 166 yards. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT rushed for season-high 113 yards & 1st TD of season last week. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 3 of past 4. • RB CHASE EDMONDS had 75 scrimmage yards (46 rush, 29 rec.) & 5 catches in his last game vs. Min. (9/19/21 w/ Az.). • WR TYREEK HILL has 7+ catches in 4 games this season, tied-most in NFL. Had 6 catches for 140 yards & TD in only career game vs. Min. (11/3/19 w/ KC). • WR JAYLEN WADDLE has 65+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 home games this season. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 at home. Aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC with 80+ rec. yards. • TE DURHAM SMYTHE had 1st-career rush TD in Week 5. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD has PD in 3 of his 4 games this season. Aims for his 4th in row at home with PD. Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. • S BRANDON JONES led team with 9 tackles & had 2nd sack of season last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row at home with PD. • LB MELVIN INGRAM had INT in his last game vs. Min. (12/15/19 w/ LAC). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Min. with PD. • LB JEROME BAKER had sack & PD in Week 5. Has TFL & PD in 2 of past 3.

CINCINNATI BENGALS (2-3) @ NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-3)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER All-time series tied, 7-7

STREAKS Saints have won 2 of last 3

LAST GAME 11/11/18: Saints 51 at Bengals 14

LAST GAME AT SITE 11/16/14: Bengals 27, Saints 10

BENGALS NOTES:

QB JOE BURROW has 275+ pass yards, 2+ TD passes & 110+ rating in 2 of past 3. Has 0 INTs in 3 of past 4. Has 20 TDs (19 pass, 1 rush) vs. 5 INTs with 104.3 rating in his past 9 road starts. • RB JOE MIXON led team with 88 scrimmage yards (78 rush, 10 rec.) last week. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 4 of 5 games this season. Had 85 scrimmage yards (61 rush, 24 rec.) in last meeting. • RB SAMAJE PERINE has 50+ scrimmage yards in 2 of past 3. Had career-high 117 rush yards & rush TD in only career game vs. NO (11/19/17 w/ Was.). • WR JA’MARR CHASE had 7 catches for 50 yards in Week 5. Aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. Has 75+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. • WR TEE HIGGINS has 90+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. • WR TYLER BOYD has 100+ rec. yards in 3 of 4 career games vs. NFC South. • TE HAYDEN HURST set season highs in catches (6) & rec. yards (53) & had TD catch last week. Aims for 3rd in row with rec. TD. • DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for his 5th in row vs. NFC South with sack. Had 20 sacks in 4 seasons with NO (2017-20). • LB GERMAINE PRATT had team-high 8 tackles, 1st full sack of career & career-high 2 PD last week. Aims for his 9th in row with 5+ tackles. • S VONN BELL aims for 3rd in row with INT. Has 7+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Had 14 PD & 8 sacks in 4 seasons with NO (2016-19). • S JESSIE BATES aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles. Has PD in 2 of past 3.

SAINTS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 39-32 vs. Seattle

COACH VS. OPP. Dennis Allen: 0-1

PTS. FOR 23.0

OFFENSE 379.0

PASSING Jameis Winston: 73-115-858-4-5-79.5

RUSHING Taysom Hill (TE): 21-228-10.9-5

RECEIVING Chris Olave (R): 25-389-15.6-2

PTS. AGAINST 25.6

DEFENSE 341.8

SACKS Cameron Jordan: 3

INTs Tyrann Mathieu: 1

TAKE/GIVE -8 (5/13)

PUNTING (NET) Blake Gillikin: 48.3 (41.4)

KICKING Wil Lutz: 25 (10/10 PAT; 5/9 FG)

QB JAMEIS WINSTON has 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 102.7 rating in 4 home starts with NO. • QB ANDY DALTON completed 16 of 24 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 187 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Spent 9 seasons with Cin. & ranks 1st in Cin. history in TD passes (204) & 2nd in pass yards (31,594). • RB ALVIN KAMARA had season-high 194 scrimmage yards (103 rush, 91 rec.) & season-high 6 receptions last week, his 3rd-career game with 190+ scrimmage yards. Has 100+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 at home & aims for his 10th in row at home with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had 102 scrimmage yards (56 rush, 46 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. • TE TAYSOM HILL became 3rd player ever (Ronnie Brown & HOFer LaDainian Tomlinson) with 100+ rush yards (career-high 112), 3+ rush TDs (3) & TD pass (1) in single game last week. Is 1 of 2 (Tomlinson) with 20+ rush TDs (21), 5+ TD passes (9) & 5+ rec. TDs (7) since 2000. Ranks tied-4th in NFL with 5 rush TDs in 2022. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had 8 catches for 70 yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. • WR CHRIS OLAVE leads all rookes in receptions (25) & rec. yards (389). Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch & 5th in row with 50+ rec. yards. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had 1.5 sacks in Week 5 & aims for his 4th in row with 0.5+ sacks. Ranks 2nd among active players with 110 career sacks. Had sack in last meeting. • LB DEMARIO DAVIS had 0.5 sacks last week & aims for his 4th in row with 0.5+ sacks. • LB PETE WERNER had 7 tackles & 2nd-career FF last week. Is 1 of 3 NFC LBs (Jordyn Brooks & Roquan Smith) with 7+ tackles in each of 1st 5 weeks. • CB PAULSON ADEBO aims for his 3rd in row with 8+ tackles & PD.

BALTIMORE RAVENS (3-2) @ NEW YORK GIANTS (4-1)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Ravens lead all-time series, 4-2

STREAKS Ravens have won 2 of last 3

LAST GAME 12/27/20: Giants 13 at Ravens 27

LAST GAME AT SITE 10/16/16: Giants 27, Ravens 23

RAVENS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 19-17 vs. Cincinnati

COACH VS. OPP. John Harbaugh: 2-2

PTS. FOR 27.6

OFFENSE 352.4

PASSING Lamar Jackson: 95-149-1,067-12-5-97.9

RUSHING Lamar Jackson (QB): 49-374-7.6-2

RECEIVING Mark Andrews (TE): 32-349-10.9-4

PTS. AGAINST 23.4

DEFENSE 398.2

SACKS Justin Houston: 2

INTs Marlon Humphrey: 2

TAKE/GIVE +5 (11/6)

PUNTING (NET) Jordan Stout (R): 46.0 (39.9)

KICKING Justin Tucker: 42 (15/16 PAT; 9/9 FG)

QB LAMAR JACKSON aims for 5th in row with 55+ rush yards. Leads QBs with 374 rush yards this season. Completed 17 of 26 atts (65.4 pct.) for 183 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 111.5 rating & rushed for 80 yards in last meeting. Has 10 TDs (7 pass, 3 rush) vs. 2 INTs with 103.2 rating & 335 rush yards (83.8 per game) in 4 career starts vs. NFC East. Has 3+ TD passes in each of 1st 2 road games this season. • RB J.K. DOBBINS rushed for 77 yards & TD in last meeting. • RB KENYAN DRAKE had 100 scrimmage yards (70 rec., 30 rush) & 6 catches in his last game vs. NYG (11/7/21 w/ LV). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with 90+ scrimmage yards. • TE MARK ANDREWS led team with 8 catches for 89 yards & TD last week. Has 8+ catches, 85+ rec. yards & TD catch in 3 of past 4. Had 6 catches for 76 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 10th in row on road with 50+ rec. yards. Leads all TEs with 349 rec. yards, ranks 2nd with 4 rec. TDs & ranks 3rd with 32 catches in 2022. • WR DEVIN DUVERNAY aims for 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. Has TD catch in each of 1st 2 road games this season. • WR RASHOD BATEMAN has 55+ rec. yards in 3 of his 4 games this season. • CB MARCUS PETERS had 5 tackles, PD & 1st sack of season last week. Has PD in each of his 4 games this season. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with INT. • CB MARLON HUMPHREY has INT in 2 of past 3. Had 6 tackles & 3 PD in last meeting. • LB PATRICK QUEEN tied for team lead with 7 tackles & had 1st INT of season last week. Aims for 6th in row with 5+ tackles. Has PD in 2 of past 3. • LB JASON PIERRE-PAUL had 2 PD & 1st sack of season in Week 5. Totaled 87 TFL, 58.5 sacks & 13 FFs in 8 seasons with NYG (2010-17).

GIANTS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 27-22 vs. Green Bay (London)

COACH VS. OPP. Brian Daboll: 0-0

PTS. FOR 20.6

OFFENSE 333.2

PASSING Daniel Jones: 88-132-848-3-2-85.7

RUSHING Saquon Barkley: 97-533-5.5-3

RECEIVING Richie James: 17-171-10.1-0

PTS. AGAINST 18.6

DEFENSE 326.0

SACKS Dexter Lawrence: 3

INTs —

TAKE/GIVE +1 (6/5)

PUNTING (NET) Jamie Gillan: 51.0 (41.6)

KICKING Graham Gano: 41 (8/8 PAT; 11/13 FG)

QB DANIEL JONES completed 21 of 27 atts. (77.8 pct.) for 217 yards & 100.2 rating in Week 5. Has 0 INTs in 5 of his past 6 home starts. Passed for 252 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 84.6 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row with 35+ rush yards. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY had 106 scrimmage yards (70 rush, 36 rec.) & 3rd rush TD of season last week. Leads NFL with 676 scrimmage yards in 2022 & is 1 of 2 (Nick Chubb) with 85 scrimmage yards in each of 1st 5 weeks. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with 125+ scrimmage yards. • RB GARY BRIGHTWELL & TE DANIEL BELLINGER each had 1st-career rush TD last week. • WR DARIUS SLAYTON led team with 6 receptions & 79 rec. yards in Week 5. • WR RICHIE JAMES has 4+ catches in 2 of his 3 home games this season. • S JULIAN LOVE had 6 tackles & 10th-career TFL last week. Has 7+ tackles in 2 of his past 3 at home. • S XAVIER MCKINNEY had PD in Week 5. Has 4 PD in his past 4. Has 5+ tackles & PD in 2 of his past 3 at home. • DL DEXTER LAWRENCE had sack in Week 5 & aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ tackles. Had 5 tackles in last meeting. • LB KAYVON THIBODEUX had 2 PD last week & is 1 of 2 rookie LBs (Devin Lloyd) with 3+ PD (3) in 2022. • LB TAE CROWDER aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. Has 5+ tackles in 9 of his past 10 at home. Had 8 tackles in last meeting. • LB OSHANE XIMINES had sack & 1st-career FF in Week 5. • CB ADOREE’ JACKSON aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. Has 16 tackles in 2 games vs. Bal.

TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (3-2) @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-4)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Steelers lead all-time series, 9-2

STREAKS Steelers have won 5 of last 6

LAST GAME 9/24/18: Steelers 30, at Buccaneers 27

LAST GAME AT SITE 9/28/14: Buccaneers 27, Steelers 24

BUCS NOTES:

LAST WEEK W 21-15 vs. Atlanta

COACH VS. OPP. Todd Bowles: 0-1

PTS. FOR 20.6

OFFENSE 337.6

PASSING Tom Brady: 141-207-1,409-7-1-96.5

RUSHING Leonard Fournette: 74-280-3.8-1

RECEIVING Mike Evans: 20-316-15.8-3

PTS. AGAINST 16.6

DEFENSE 309.0

SACKS Devin White: 3

INTs Jamel Dean: 2

TAKE/GIVE +3 (9/6)

PUNTING (NET) Jake Camarda (R): 45.5 (41.0)

KICKING Ryan Succop: 41 (8/8 PAT; 11/12 FG)

QB TOM BRADY passed for 351 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs for 92.7 rating last week. Has 56 career games with 350+ pass yards, 2nd-most all-time, & aims for his 3rd in row with 350+ pass yards. Has 3,744 pass yards (312 per game) & 30 TDs (29 pass, 1 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 111.1 rating in 12 career reg. season starts vs. Pit. Passed for 341 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 124.9 rating in his last start vs. Pit. (9/8/19 w/ NE). • RB LEONARD FOURNETTE had career-high 10 catches & season-high 139 scrimmage yards (83 rec., 56 rush) with 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in Week 5, his 9th-career 2+ TD game. Has 444 scrimmage yards (148 per game) & 6 rush TDs in 3 career games vs. Pit., incl. playoffs. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Pit., incl. playoffs, with 115+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR MIKE EVANS had 81 rec. yards last week. Had 6 catches for 137 yards & rec. TD in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with TD catch. • WR CHRIS GODWIN had 6 catches in Week 5 & has 6+ catches in 5 of his past 6. Had 5 catches for 74 yards & TD catch in last meeting. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 9 tackles & 3 TFL in last meeting. Had 12 tackles, 4 TFL & FF in last road meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Pit. with 3+ TFL. • LB DEVIN WHITE aims for his 3rd in row on road with sack & PD. • LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had sack in his last game vs. Pit. (11/25/18 w/ Den.). Aims for his 4th in row on road with TFL. • S MIKE EDWARDS aims for his 3rd in row on road with PD. • S ANTOINE WINFIELD JR. led team with 8 tackles & had 7th-career sack & 5thcareer FF last week. Aims for his 7th in row on road with 6+ tackles.

STEELERS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 38-3 at Buffalo

COACH VS. OPP. Mike Tomlin: 2-1

PTS. FOR 15.4

OFFENSE 295.8

PASSING Kenny Pickett (R): 44-65-447-0-4-61.5

RUSHING Najee Harris: 69-222-3.2-1

RECEIVING Diontae Johnson: 28-267-9.5-0

PTS. AGAINST 25.6

DEFENSE 416.8

SACKS Alex Highsmith: 5.5

INTs Minkah Fitzpatrick: 3

TAKE/GIVE +1 (10/9)

PUNTING (NET) Pressley Harvin: 45.1 (41.0)

KICKING Chris Boswell: 33 (6/6 PAT; 9/13 FG)

QB KENNY PICKETT completed 34 of 52 atts. (65.4 pct.) for 327 yards in 1st-career start last week, most pass yards and completions in single game ever by Pit. rookie. Can become 4th rookie QB ever with 300+ pass yards in each of 1st 2 career starts. • RB NAJEE HARRIS has 369 scrimmage yards (123 per game) in his past 3 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has TD in 4 of 5 career games vs. NFC. • RB JAYLEN WARREN (rookie) had season-high 63 scrimmage yards (39 rec., 24 rush) last week. • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 4 games this season, tied-most in NFL. Has 5+ catches in 16 of his past 17. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 7 of his past 8 vs. NFC. • WR GEORGE PICKENS (rookie) aims for 3rd in row with 6+ catches & 80+ rec. yards. • WR CHASE CLAYPOOL set season highs in catches (5) & rec. yards (50) last week. • TE PAT FREIERMUTH has 5+ catches in 2 of his past 3 at home. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. NFC. • S MINKAH FITZPATRICK has INT in each of 1st 2 home games this season. Aims for 4th in row at home with PD. • CB LEVI WALLACE had season-high 2 PD & 1st INT of season in Week 5. Has PD in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC South with PD. • LB MYLES JACK aims for his 6th in row with 6+ tackles. • DT CAMERON HEYWARD had PD & 1st FF of season last week. Has 5+ tackles in 3 of past 4. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. TB with TFL. Had 2 TFL & sack in last home meeting.

CAROLINA PANTHERS (1-4) @ LOS ANGELES RAMS (2-3)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Panthers lead all-time series, 12-9

STREAKS Panthers have won 2 of last 3

LAST GAME 9/8/19: Rams 30 at Panthers 27

LAST GAME AT SITE 11/6/16: Panthers 13, Rams 10 (L.A. Coliseum)

PANTHERS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 37-15 vs. San Francisco

COACH VS. OPP. Steve Wilks: 0-2

PTS. FOR 18.6

OFFENSE 271.4

PASSING Baker Mayfield: 84-153-962-4-4-71.9

RUSHING Christian McCaffrey: 72-324-4.5-2

RECEIVING Robbie Anderson: 13-206-15.8-1

PTS. AGAINST 24.4

DEFENSE 356.2

SACKS Brian Burns: 4

INTs Derrick Brown, Jaycee Horn, Frankie Luvu: 1

TAKE/GIVE -2 (5/7)

PUNTING (NET) Johnny Hekker: 48.1 (45.2)

KICKING Eddy Pineiro: 39 (6/6 PAT; 11/12 FG)

QB P.J. WALKER completed 5 of 6 atts. (83.3 pct.) in season-debut last week. Is 2-0 as starter & can join Kyle Allen, Devlin Hodges & Cooper Rush as undrafted QBs to win each of 1st 3 career starts since 2000. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY had 7 catches, 104 scrimmage yards (54 rush, 50 rec.) & rush TD in Week 5. Has 23 career games with 50+ rush yards & 50+ rec. yards, tied 2nd-most in NFL history & most by player in 1st 6 career seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD & 5th in row with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had 10 catches, 209 scrimmage yards (128 rush, 81 rec.) & 2 rush TDs in last meeting. • WR DJ MOORE had 59 rec. yards in Week 5 & aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ rec. yards. Had 7 catches for 76 yards in last meeting. • WR SHI SMITH led team with 69 rec. yards last week. • DE BRIAN BURNS had 4th sack of season & 9th-career PD last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & TFL. Has 4 sacks & 5 TFL in his past 5 on road. • DT DERRICK BROWN had 5 tackles & 2 PD last week. Leads all DL with career-high 6 PD in 2022 & aims for his 5th in row with PD. • DE YETUR GROSS-MATOS had 1st 2 career FRs in Week 5. • LB SHAQ THOMPSON has 6+ tackles in 7 of his past 8 & aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ tackles. Had 9 tackles & PD in last meeting. • LB CORY LITTLETON had 300 tackles, 26 PD & 17 TFL in 64 games (2016-19) with LAR. • LB DAMIEN WILSON led team with season-high 9 tackles, tied his career high with 3 TFL, had 9th-career sack & 5th-career FF last week. • S XAVIER WOODS had INT in his last game vs. LAR (12/26/21 w/ Min.).

RAMS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 22-10 vs. Dallas

COACH VS. OPP. Sean McVay: 1-0

PTS. FOR 16.0

OFFENSE 299.8

PASSING Matthew Stafford: 134-192-1,323-5-7-82.5

RUSHING Cam Akers: 51-151-3.0-1

RECEIVING Cooper Kupp: 49-527-10.8-4

PTS. AGAINST 23.2

DEFENSE 321.0

SACKS Aaron Donald: 4

INTs Four tied: 1

TAKE/GIVE -5 (7/12)

PUNTING (NET) Riley Dixon: 47.9 (38.3)

KICKING Matt Gay: 32 (8/8 PAT; 8/9 FG)

QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for season-high 308 yards & had TD vs. INT last week, his 57th-career 300-yard game. Has 3,169 pass yards (288.1 per game) & 26 TDs vs. 12 INTs for 100.5 rating in 11 home starts with LAR. Has 9 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 5 career starts vs. Car. • WR COOPER KUPP had 7 catches for 125 yards & rec. TD last week. Leads NFL with 49 receptions, most by player in his team’s 1st 5 games of season all-time & ranks 2nd with 527 rec. yards. Since 2017, leads NFL with 19 games with 100+ rec. yards & TD catch & can become 8th player with 20+ such games in 1st 6 seasons all-time. Has 100+ rec. yards & rec. TD in 6 straight home games, longest such home streak in NFL history. Had 7 catches in last meeting. • TE TYLER HIGBEE had 7 catches last week & has 5+ catches in 8 of his past 9. Aims for his 8th in row at home with 5+ catches. Ranks tied-1st among TEs with 33 receptions & 4th in rec. yards (290). • DL AARON DONALD had 2 sacks & FF last week. Since 2014, leads NFL in sacks (102) & ranks tied-2nd in FFs (24). Has 18 games with 2+ sacks since 2014, tied-most in NFL. Had 2 sacks & 3 TFL in last home meeting. • LB BOBBY WAGNER aims for his 6th in row in 2022 with 6+ tackles. Had 10 tackles & INT in his last game vs. Car. (12/15/19 w/ Sea.) & aims for his 4th in row vs. Car. with 10+ tackles. • LB LEONARD FLOYD had sack in his only career game vs. Car. (10/22/17 w/ Chi.). • DB JALEN RAMSEY had 1st-career sack & 5th-career FF last week. Has 10 PD in his past 9 at home.

ARIZONA CARDINALS (2-3) @ SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (2-3)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Seahawks lead all-time series, 23-22-1

STREAKS Seahawks have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME 1/9/22: Seahawks 38 at Cardinals 30

LAST GAME AT SITE 11/21/21: Cardinals 23, Seahawks 13

CARDS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 20-17 vs. Philadelphia

COACH VS. OPP. Kliff Kingsbury: 3-3

PTS. FOR 21.0

OFFENSE 352.2

PASSING Kyler Murray: 141-215-1,241-6-3-84.3

RUSHING James Conner: 54-200-3.7-1

RECEIVING Marquise Brown: 38-417-11.0-3

PTS. AGAINST 24.6

DEFENSE 345.6

SACKS J.J. Watt: 2.5

INTs Dennis Gardeck, Jalen Thompson: 1

TAKE/GIVE +3 (6/3)

PUNTING (NET) Andy Lee: 48.3 (38.9)

KICKING Matt Prater: 22 (4/4 PAT; 6/6 FG)

QB KYLER MURRAY had 292 yards (250 pass, 42 rush) & TD pass in Week 5. Is 8-1 with 24 TDs (18 pass, 6 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 102.6 rating in his past 9 road starts. Aims for his 3rd in row on road in 2022 with both pass & rush TD. Has 9 TDs (7 pass, 2 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 96.8 rating in 5 starts vs. Sea. • RB JAMES CONNER has 4 TDs (3 rush, 1 rec.) in 3 career games vs. Sea. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Sea. with TD. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in each of his 10 road games with Az. • RB ENO BENJAMIN had 2nd-career rush TD last week. • WR MARQUISE BROWN led team with 8 catches for 78 yards & had rec. TD last week. Has 5+ catches in each of his past 6 road games. Aims for his 3rd in row with rec. TD & 5th in row with 6+ catches. • WR RONDALE MOORE had career-high 11 receptions in last road meeting. • TE ZACH ERTZ had 6 catches last week. Has 27 receptions (9 per game) for 263 yards (87.7 per game) & 3 rec. TDs in his past 3 vs. Sea. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Sea. with 7+ catches & 80+ rec. yards. Has 6+ catches in 5 of his past 6 on road. • DE J.J. WATT had 0.5 sacks last week. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with PD. Ranks 4th among active players with 104.5 sacks. • DE ZACH ALLEN had sack & 2 TFL last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & PD & 4th in row with TFL. Has PD in 6 of his past 7 on road & aims for his 4th in row on road with PD. Had FR-TD in last meeting. • LB MARKUS GOLDEN has 3 sacks & 4 TFL in his past 3 at Sea. • S BUDDA BAKER has TFL in 2 of his past 3 at Sea. Has 5+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 on road. • S JALEN THOMPSON had 2 PD last week. Had 2 PD & INT in last meeting.

SEAHAWKS NOTES:

LAST WEEK L 39-32 at New Orleans

COACH VS. OPP. Pete Carroll: 15-9-1

PTS. FOR 25.4

OFFENSE 368.0

PASSING Geno Smith: 118-157-1,305-9-2-113.1

RUSHING Kenneth Walker (R): 23-146-6.3-1

RECEIVING Tyler Lockett: 32-406-12.7-2

PTS. AGAINST 30.8

DEFENSE 430.0

SACKS Uchenna Nwosu: 2

INTs Tariq Woolen (R): 3

TAKE/GIVE +1 (8/7)

PUNTING (NET) Michael Dickson: 48.9 (44.9)

KICKING Jason Myers: 37 (13/14 PAT; 8/9 FG)

QB GENO SMITH passed for 268 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 139.7 rating in Week 5 & is only QB with 3 games of 115+ rating this season. Leads all QBs in comp. pct. (75.2) & rating (113.2) in 2022. Has 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 110.9 rating in his past 4 home starts. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 70+ comp. pct. & 2+ TD passes. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 90+ rating. • RB KENNETH WALKER (rookie) rushed for 88 yards & had 1st-career rush TD in Week 5. • WR DK METCALF had 5 catches for 88 yards & rec. TD last week, his 31st-career TD catch. Aims for his 4th in row at home & 4th in row overall with 5+ catches. Has 5 rec. TDs in his past 4 at home. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had 5 catches for team-high 104 rec. yards & 2 rec. TDs in Week 5, his 17th-career 100-yard game & 9th-career game with 2+ rec. TDs. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. Has 33 catches (8.3 per game) & 480 rec. yards (120 per game) & 6 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. Az. Had 115 rec. yards in last home meeting. • LB JORDYN BROOKS had 11 tackles last week. Had career-high 20 tackles in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Az. with 15+ tackles. Ranks tied-1st in NFL with 54 tackles in 2022 & has tied-2nd most games (14) with 10+ tackles since 2021. • LB CODY BARTON led team with 12 tackles last week. Had 11 tackles in last meeting. • CB TARIQ WOOLEN (rookie) had 3rd-career INT & 1st-career FR last week. Can become 3rd rookie since 2000 (Jairus Byrd & Joe Haden) with INT in 4 straight games. • S QUANDRE DIGGS has 5+ tackles in 4 of 1st 5 games this season & aims for his 3rd in row with 7+ tackles. Had 9 tackles in last home meeting.

BUFFALO BILLS (4-1) @ KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (4-1)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Bills lead all-time series, 25-21-1

STREAKS Bills have have won 2 of last 3

LAST GAME 10/10/21: Bills 38 at Chiefs 20

LAST GAME AT SITE 10/10/21

BILLS NOTES:

LAST WEEK: W 38-3 vs. Pittsburgh

COACH VS. OPP. Sean McDermott: 2-3

PTS. FOR 30.4

OFFENSE 440.4

PASSING Josh Allen: 133-199-1,651-14-4-107.4

RUSHING Josh Allen (QB): 35-225-6.4-2

RECEIVING Stefon Diggs: 39-508-13.0-5

PTS. AGAINST 12.2

DEFENSE 260.4

SACKS Von Miller, Greg Rousseau: 4

INTs Jordan Poyer: 4

TAKE/GIVE +2 (11/9)

PUNTING (NET) Sam Martin: 46.9 (42.4)

KICKING Tyler Bass: 42 (18/18 PAT; 8/10 FG)

QB JOSH ALLEN completed 20 of 31 atts. (64.5 pct.) for career-high 424 yards & 4 TDs vs. INT with season-high 134.1 rating last week, his 4th-career game with 400+ pass yards, tied 2nd-most in NFL since 2020. Is only QB with 400+ pass yards in 2 games this season. Has 2+ TD passes & 90+ rating in 4 of 5 games in 2022. Has 644 pass yards (322 per game) & 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 137.3 rating in his past 2 starts vs. KC, incl. postseason. Leads NFL with 1,651 pass yards this season. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY aims for his 3rd in row on road with 90+ scrimmage yards. Had rush TD in 2021 AFC-D meeting. • RB JAMES COOK (rookie) rushed for 1st-career TD last week. • RB ZACK MOSS had career-high 92 scrimmage yards (career-high 55 rec., 37 rush) in 2021 AFC-D meeting. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 8 catches for 102 yards & TD in Week 5. Is only player in NFL with 60+ rec. yards in each of 1st 5 weeks of season. Is only player with 500+ rec. yards (508) & 5+ rec. TDs (5) in 2022. • WR GABE DAVIS had reg. season career-high 171 rec. yards with 2 rec. TDs last week. Set career highs in catches (8), rec. yards (201) & rec. TDs (4) in 2021 AFC-D meeting. • WR KHALIL SHAKIR (rookie) had 75 rec. yards & 1st-career TD catch last week. • LB VON MILLER aims for 3rd in row with sack. Had sack in his last game vs. KC (12/15/19 w/ Den.). Has 13 career sacks vs. KC, 2nd-most vs. any opponent. • LB TYREL DODSON led team with career-high 11 tackles & had sack last week. • DE A.J. EPENESA had sack & 1st PD of season last week. • CB KAIIR ELAM (rookie) had season-high 10 tackles & 1st-career INT in Week 5.

CHIEFS NOTES:

LAST WEEK: W 30-29 vs. Las Vegas (Mon.)

COACH VS. OPP. Andy Reid: 8-4

PTS. FOR 31.8

OFFENSE 381.4

PASSING Patrick Mahomes: 126-189-1,398-15-2-110.5

RUSHING Clyde Edwards-Helaire: 50-223-4.7-2

RECEIVING Travis Kelce (TE): 33-347-10.5-7

PTS. AGAINST 25.0

DEFENSE 339.2

SACKS L’Jarius Sneed (CB): 3

INTs Jaylen Watson (R): 1

TAKE/GIVE 0 (4/4)

PUNTING (NET) Tommy Townsend: 53.3 (48.7)

KICKING Matthew Wright: 17 (8/8 PAT; 3/4 FG)

QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 29 of 43 atts. (67.4 pct.) for 292 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 117.6 rating last week, his 15th-career game with 4+ TD passes, most in NFL since 2018. Has 2+ TD passes & 95+ rating in 4 of 5 games this season. Has 11 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 123.4 rating in his past 4 home starts. Passed for 378 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 123.1 rating in 2021 AFC-D meeting. Leads NFL with 15 TD passes. • RB CLYDE EDWARDS-HELAIRE has rush TD in 2 of past 3. Is 1 of 2 in NFL (Austin Ekeler) with 2+ rush TDs (2) & 2+ rec. TDs (3) this season. • RB JERICK MCKINNON had season-high 72 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 19 rec.) last week. Had 78 scrimmage yards (54 rec., 24 rush) in 2021 AFC-D meeting. • TE TRAVIS KELCE had career-high 4 rec. TDs in Week 5, becoming 4th TE ever & 1st since 1985 (Jimmie Giles) with 4 rec. TDs in single game. Leads NFL with 7 rec. TDs this season & aims for 4th in row with TD catch. Had 8 catches for 96 yards & TD in 2021 AFC-D meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Buf., incl. playoffs, with 5+ catches, 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD. • WR MARQUEZ VALDES-SCANTLING set season highs in catches (6) & rec. yards (90) in Week 5. Aims for 3rd in row with 60+ rec. yards. • WR MECOLE HARDMAN had season-high 73 rec. yards last week. • CB L’JARIUS SNEED aims for 4th in row with FF. Is only DB in NFL with 7+ tackles in each of 1st 5 weeks this season. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Had 9 tackles & PD in 2021 AFC-D meeting. • LB NICK BOLTON is 1 of 2 (Jordyn Brooks) with 9+ tackles in all 5 games this season. • LB DARIUS HARRIS led team with 10 tackles & had 1st-career sack last week.

DALLAS COWBOYS (4-1) @ PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (5-0)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Cowboys lead all-time series, 69-53

STREAKS Cowboys have won past 3

LAST GAME 1/8/22: Cowboys 51 at Eagles 26

LAST GAME AT SITE 1/8/22

COWBOYS NOTES:

LAST WEEK: W 22-10 at L.A. Rams

COACH VS. OPP. Mike McCarthy: 8-3

PTS. FOR 18.6

OFFENSE 298.0

PASSING Cooper Rush: 72-118-839-4-0-93.9

RUSHING Ezekiel Elliott: 81-305-3.8-1

RECEIVING CeeDee Lamb: 28-341-12.2-2

PTS. AGAINST 14.4

DEFENSE 311.4

SACKS Micah Parsons: 6

INTs Trevon Diggs: 2

TAKE/GIVE +5 (7/2)

PUNTING (NET) Bryan Anger: 45.9 (41.4)

KICKING Brett Maher: 45 (6/7 PAT; 13/14 FG)

QB DAK PRESCOTT has 90+ rating in 4 of his past 5 starts on SNF. Completed 21 of 27 atts. (77.8 pct.) for 295 yards & career-high 5 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 151.8 rating in last meeting. Has 100+ rating in 5 of his past 6 starts vs. Phi. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with 3+ TDs vs. 0 INTs & 140+ rating. • QB COOPER RUSH became 5th undrafted QB to win each of 1st 5 career starts in SB era. Has 6 TDs vs. INT & 95.8 rating in 5 career starts. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT aims for his 4th in row with 75+ scrimmage yards. Has 1,317 scrimmage yards (131.7 per game) & 5 TDs (4 rush, 1 rec.) in 10 career games vs. Phi. Since 2016, leads NFL in rush yards (7,691) & ranks tied-2nd in rush TDs (57). • RB TONY POLLARD rushed for 86 yards & had 10th-career rush TD last week. Aims for his 6th in row on road with 70+ scrimmage yards. • WR CEEDEE LAMB aims for his 5th in row with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. • LB MICAH PARSONS had 2 sacks & FF in Week 5 & is 1 of 3 (Nick Bosa & T.J. Watt) with 6 games of 2+ sacks since 2021. Has 3 sacks & 7 TFL in 3 career SNF games. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with sack & 4th in row with TFL. • DE DEMARCUS LAWRENCE had 7th-career FR last week. Has TFL in 7 of his past 8 on SNF. Had sack in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row at Phi. with sack. • DE DORANCE ARMSTRONG had sack & 2nd-career FF last week. Has 4 sacks in his past 4. • CB TREVON DIGGS had INT-TD in last meeting. Has 4 INTs & 8 PD in 3 career games vs. Phi. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Phi. with INT. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 2+ PD. • CB ANTHONY BROWN has PD in 3 of his past 4 on SNF. Has 8 PD in his past 8 vs. Phi. & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Phi. with INT.

EAGLES NOTES:

LAST WEEK: W 20-17 at Arizona

COACH VS. OPP. Nick Sirianni: 0-2

PTS. FOR 27.0

OFFENSE 419.8

PASSING Jalen Hurts: 108-159-1,359-4-2-97.4

RUSHING Miles Sanders: 87-414-4.8-3

RECEIVING A.J. Brown: 28-436-15.6-1

PTS. AGAINST 17.6

DEFENSE 294.4

SACKS Haason Reddick: 4.5

INTs James Bradberry, Darius Slay: 2

TAKE/GIVE +9 (11/2)

PUNTING (NET) Arryn Siposs: 45.8 (40.9)

KICKING Jake Elliott: 25 (13/14 PAT: 4/5 FG)

PHILADELPHIA is 5-0 for 1st time since 2004, when they advanced to SB XXXIX. • QB JALEN HURTS had 300 yards (239 pass, 61 rush) & 2 rush TDs in Week 5 & has 7 career games with 2+ rush TDs, tied 2nd-most by QB all-time. Has 19 rush TDs in 24 starts, most by QB in 1st 25 career starts all-time. Has 12 TDs (8 rush, 4 pass) in his past 5 home starts. • RB MILES SANDERS has 85+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 at home. Had 156 scrimmage yards (79 rush, 77 rec.) & rush TD in his only career home game vs. Dal. (12/22/19). Aims for his 4th in row vs. Dal. with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR A.J. BROWN has 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards in 4 of his 1st 5 games this season & aims for his 3rd in row at home with Phi. with 5+ receptions. Ranks 5th in NFL with 436 rec. yards in 2022. • WR DEVONTA SMITH had career-high 10 receptions & 87 rec. yards in Week 5. Has 7+ catches in 3 of his past 4. • TE DALLAS GOEDERT had 8 catches for team-high 95 yards last week. Has 5+ catches in 4 of his past 5 at home. Leads NFC TEs with 335 rec. yards in 2022. • DE BRANDON GRAHAM had sack, FF & FR in last home meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Dal. with sack. • LB HAASON REDDICK has 4.5 sacks, 3 FFs & 2 FR in his past 3 & aims for his 4th in row with sack. • CB DARIUS SLAY (89 PD) & CB JAMES BRADBERRY (87 PD) rank 1st & 2nd in PD since 2016. Bradberry is 1 of 3 (Sauce Gardner & Charvarius Ward) with PD in each of 1st 5 games in 2022.

DENVER BRONCOS (2-3) @ LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (3-2)

REGULAR-SEASON SERIES HISTORY

LEADER Broncos lead all-time series, 69-54-1

STREAKS Broncos have won 2 of past 3

LAST GAME 1/2/22: Broncos 13 at Chargers 34

LAST GAME AT SITE 1/2/22

BRONCOS NOTES:

LAST WEEK: L 12-9 vs. Indianapolis (OT) (Thu.)

COACH VS. OPP. Nathaniel Hackett: 0-0

PTS. FOR 15.0

OFFENSE 343.6

PASSING Russell Wilson: 101-170-1,254-4-3-82.8

RUSHING Melvin Gordon: 52-193-3.7-1

RECEIVING Courtland Sutton: 29-417-14.4-1

PTS. AGAINST 16.0

DEFENSE 289.0

SACKS Bradley Chubb: 5.5

INTs Caden Sterns: 2

TAKE/GIVE 0 (6/6)

PUNTING (NET) Corliss Waitman: 46.0 (40.8)

KICKING Brandon McManus: 37 (4/5 PAT; 11/14 FG)

QB RUSSELL WILSON has 4 TDs vs. INT with 100.8 rating in 2 career starts vs. Chargers. Wilson has 1+ win as starter vs. 30 of 32 teams (LAC & Sea.). Has 16 TDs (15 pass, 1 rush) with 107.5 rating in his past 6 starts vs. AFC West. Has 4 TDs (3 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 110.1 rating in 1st 2 road starts this season. Aims for his 4th in row on MNF with 0 INTs & 100+ rating. Needs 4 TD passes to join HOFer Peyton Manning (333) as only players ever with 300+ TD passes in 1st 11 seasons. • RB MELVIN GORDON led team with season-high 103 scrimmage yards (54 rush, 49 rec.) last week. Totaled 6,113 scrimmage yards (4,240 rush, 1,873 rec.) & 47 TDs (36 rush, 11 rec.) in 5 seasons with Chargers (2015-19). • RB MIKE BOONE had season-high 85 scrimmage yards (47 rec., 38 rush) in Week 5. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON had 5 catches for team-high 74 rec. yards last week. Is 1 of 2 in NFL with 50+ rec. yards in each of 1st 5 weeks of season. Has 60+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. LAC. Has 192 rec. yards (96 per game) in his past 2 on MNF. • WR JERRY JEUDY aims for his 8th in row on road & 3rd in row overall with 50+ rec. yards. Aims for 3rd in row on road with TD catch. • TE ERIC SAUBERT had career-high 5 catches last week. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB led team with season-high 2.5 sacks & had FF in Week 5, his 6th-career game with 2+ sacks. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Is only player in NFL with 5+ sacks & 2+ FFs this season. • LB BARON BROWNING had career-high 2 TFL & 1.5 sacks in Week 5. • CB PAT SURTAIN II had 7 tackles & 1st-career FF last week. • S CADEN STERNS set career highs in PD (3) & INTs (2) last week. Had PD in last meeting.

CHARGERS NOTES:

LAST WEEK: W 30-28 at Cleveland

COACH VS. OPP. Brandon Staley: 1-1

PTS. FOR 24.4

OFFENSE 390.4

PASSING Justin Herbert: 133-200-1,478-10-2-100.8

RUSHING Austin Ekeler: 61-313-5.1-3

RECEIVING Mike Williams: 28-392-14.0-2

PTS. AGAINST 27.2

DEFENSE 368.2

SACKS Khalil Mack: 5

INTs Bryce Callahan: 2

TAKE/GIVE +2 (6/4)

PUNTING (NET) JK Scott: 44.0 (42.1)

KICKING Dustin Hopkins: 26 (11/11 PAT; 5/6 FG) QB JUSTIN HERBERT passed for 228 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs with 93.8 rating last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 0 INTs & 90+ rating. Has 90+ rating in 4 of 1st 5 games this season. Has 2 TD passes vs. 0 INTs with 114.6 rating in last meeting. Has 2+ TD passes in 3 of 4 career starts vs. Den. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with 3+ TD passes. Has 7 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 114.7 rating in 2 career starts on MNF. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had season-high 199 scrimmage yards (career-high 173 rush, 26 rec.) with 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) last week, his 8th game with rush TD & rec. TD since 2019, most in NFL. Aims for 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & 2+ TDs. Had 112 scrimmage yards (58 rush, 54 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Aims for his 9th in row vs. division with 70+ scrimmage yards. Aims for 3rd in row on MNF with 125+ scrimmage yards. • RB JOSHUA KELLEY had season-high 82 scrimmage yards (49 rush, 33 rec.) & 1st rush TD of season last week. • WR KEENAN ALLEN has TD catch in 3 of his past 4 vs. Den & 3 of his past 4 on MNF. • WR MIKE WILLIAMS had career-high 10 catches for season-high 134 rec. yards last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 7+ catches & 120+ rec. yards. Had rec. TD in last meeting. • S DERWIN JAMES led team with season-high 14 tackles & had TFL in Week 5. Aims for his 8th in row with 6+ tackles. Has PD in 2 of past 3. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Den. with TFL. Had INT in only career game on MNF (10/4/21 vs. LV). • S ALOHI GILMAN had career-high 7 tackles & 2nd-career INT last week. • CB J.C. JACKSON had 6 tackles & PD last week. Had 2 PD & INT in only career game vs. Den. (10/18/20 w/ NE). Has PD in 3 of his past 4 on MNF. • LB KHALIL MACK aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Den. with sack.

AP source: Warriors, Poole finalizing $140M, 4-year deal

(AP) — Jordan Poole and the Golden State Warriors are finalizing a four-year, $140 million extension, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Saturday.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been signed. ESPN first reported the agreement.

Poole is entering his fourth season with the Warriors and has seen his numbers improve each season. The shooting guard out of Michigan averaged 8.5 points on 33% shooting as a rookie, then averaged 12.0 points on 43% shooting in 2020-21 and increased his average again to 18.5 points on 45% shooting last season when he helped the Warriors win the NBA title.

Poole also made 211 3-pointers last season, the second-most on the Warriors behind all-time 3-point king Stephen Curry and tied for 15th-most in the NBA.

The extension will kick in for the 2023-24 season. Poole will make about $4 million this season.

The new deal also ends a tumultuous preseason for Poole and the Warriors.

Poole was punched by Warriors teammate Draymond Green during an altercation in practice on Oct. 5. Video of the incident was leaked to TMZ days later. Green took a few days away from the team and ultimately was fined, but returned to the club for the preseason finale and shared a pregame handshake with Poole before the last exhibition game on Friday night.

The Warriors didn’t hide their anger with Green when the story broke, and also didn’t hide their support for Poole – raving about what the 23-year-old has brought, and evidently will continue bringing, to the team.

“He’s someone we’re going to rely on for many years to come and that’s exciting,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said earlier this week. “We’ve got a lot of good young players, but Jordan is by far the most advanced.”

Poole stepped into the starting role for Curry – who was coming back from injury – for the first four games of last season’s playoffs and immediately impressed. Poole had 30, 29 and 27 points, respectively, in the first three games of the first-round matchup against the Denver Nuggets as the Warriors ran out to a 3-0 lead in that series.

Poole wound up averaging 17.0 points in the playoffs on 51% shooting. He was fourth in the NBA’s most improved player balloting last season.

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COLTS VS. JAGS PREVIEW

One Big Storyline

The Colts just passed the quarter mark of the 2022 season, yet are already halfway through their AFC South schedule – and will have one divisional game left after playing the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday and Tennessee Titans in Week 7.

At 2-2-1, the Colts are a half-game behind first-place Tennessee and a half-game ahead of third-place Jacksonville. Divisional standings usually don’t matter much in Week 6, but for a Colts team that will quickly be out of opportunities to play those teams they’re sandwiched between, these games against the Jaguars and Titans will go a long way toward their chances of winning the AFC South.

“We have a big two weeks ahead of us,” defensive tackle DeForest Buckner said.

So as the Colts eye the first of those two big weeks on Sunday against the Jaguars at Lucas Oil Stadium, they’re looking to clean up the self-inflicted mistakes on offense that led to Week 2’s loss to the Jaguars (24-0) and Week 4’s loss to the Titans (24-17).

“We’re able to get some things going but being able to continue to stay consistent, being able to stay ahead of schedule and not being able to put ourselves in damaging situations – a lot of times, just self-inflicted wounds,” running back Jonathan Taylor, who’s listed as questionable to play Sunday, said. “Just making sure we have to play clean football, No. 1. It’s hard to beat an opponent when you can’t even play clean football. No.1 going into this game, we’ve got to play fundamentally sound football.”

The Colts entered Week 6 with the second-most plays on first down that gained three or fewer yards (96), which have too frequently put the offense in difficult second-and-long situations – which, in turn, have led to even more difficult third-and-long downs. The Colts had more plays of second-and-7+ than any other team in the NFL through five weeks (87); only four teams are averaging more yards to go on third down than the Colts (7.7).

And the Colts have turned the ball over on 6.6 percent of their third down plays, the second-highest rate in the NFL.

“This isn’t just about the turnovers,” head coach Frank Reich said. “We have to be more productive on first down and second down to stay in phase and I just think that’s going to go a long way to solving some of the issues that we’re having.”

Quarterback Matt Ryan said Reich on Monday presented a few things on which the Colts needed to focus to fix those issues on first and second down, and there was a heavy emphasis on first and second down in Wednesday’s practice.

“There’s no mistake about it – we haven’t been good enough and we’ve put ourselves in tough positions to overcome,” Ryan said. “At times we have, but you’re not going to do it consistently. So, I think the coaching staff has kind of given us some of the directions we want to go in terms of trying to be more efficient on first and second down.”

The Colts believe they have the right coaching and personnel infrastructure in place to correct those issues. From 2018-2021, the Colts averaged the seventh-lowest yards to gain (6.9) and had the fourth-highest conversion rate (43.6 percent) on third down in the NFL.

But with these two division games looming, the Colts know the time is now to fix those issues on offense.

“Obviously, the division is tight right now,” Ryan said. “When you play these types of games, you have to find ways to win and it’s a good chance for us. We obviously didn’t play the way that we are capable of down there earlier in the season. We have to focus on improvement and getting better and having another opportunity to try and get that first division win.”

5 Things To Watch

Jonathan Taylor and Nyheim Hines’ status. Taylor (ankle) and Hines (concussion) are listed as out. Notably: Taylor’s 2021 season took off in Week 6 with 145 yards on 14 carries against the Houston Texans; he went on to 259 times for 1,484 yards (5.7 yards/carry) in Weeks 6-18.

Deon Jackson – who had 91 yards of total offense in Week 5 –will fill in again.

“What we’re looking for is consistency in performance,” Reich said. “We think Deon can provide that if needed if Nyheim’s down for another day, or whatever JT’s situation is. We feel like Deon took a major step. He definitely took a major step. I don’t think he surprised us. I think we felt he’s had that in him. Very excited about that but also very excited for him to continue to have opportunities to show that he can back that up game after game when he’s called upon. Whatever role, whether it’s a small role, a big role, whatever that might be.”

Michael Pittman and Alec Pierce. It wasn’t just that the Colts were without two of their top receivers in Pittman and Pierce for Week 2 – it was that both were ruled out late in the week. Pierce didn’t clear the concussion protocol and was ruled out the Friday before the game; Pittman was downgraded from questionable to out on that Saturday. Having both receivers not only play this Sunday, but practice during the week, should be a boost to the Colts’ offense.

“We’re getting these young guys in the passing game, getting more guys involved,” Reich said. “It’s not just Pittman Jr. anymore. We’re spreading the ball around. I think that could be good for us going forward.”

What the O-line looks like. Bernhard Raimann will start at left tackle next to left guard Quenton Nelson, while center Ryan Kelly will start at center. So that leaves the right side of the Colts’ offensive line as a question mark, specifically with where Braden Smith will play. The Colts played Smith at right guard in Week 5 in an effort to jump-start their run game, but Reich cautioned this week the team was evaluating what to do next on the right side of the line. Whatever it looks like, the Colts will look to find the right mix to handle an outstanding Jaguars defensive front that pressured Ryan on 14 of his 36 drop-backs in Week 2, resulting in Ryan being sacked five times and completing just two of nine passes with three interceptions when under pressure.

“Hoping that we can lock in,” Reich said on the O-line changes. “It hasn’t been ideal but very few teams have the ideal. Most teams are getting guys hurt, having to substitute guys. Last week was the first big shakeup. So, other than that, we’re rotating in. We did the right guard thing, but last week was a big shakeup. Hope to lock that down this week and build that chemistry and probably have to adapt because during the course of the year, somebody probably gets nicked. We’re dealing with what every team deals with but what we’re really focused on is just continue to find ways to get better as an offense and continue to find ways for those five guys to really get the chemistry that they need.”

Gus Bradley’s defense preventing long drives. The Colts’ defense has only allowed four drives of 75 or more yards, and only three of those drives have resulted in touchdowns – both of which are tied for the fourth-lowest totals in the NFL. But the Jaguars put together two drives of 75+ yards in Week 2, both of which resulted in touchdowns; their other touchdown drive in that game went churned 68 yards on 15 plays. So Jacksonville is the only team that’s been able to sustain long drives against the Colts with any consistency. But that was Week 2, and the Colts feel like their defense is in a better place in Week 6.

“I think over the course of these last few weeks, we’ve seen the playbook come alive,” cornerback Kenny Moore II said.

An encore for Stephon Gilmore. Gilmore has had a hand – literally – in the Colts’ two wins this year over the Kansas City Chiefs and Denver Broncos, and has made a smooth, impactful transition into Bradley’s defense. And his versatility to play anywhere the Colts ask, with any technique the Colts ask, has allowed Bradley to tweak some things with how he deploys coverages in the back end of the defense. For example: The Colts are playing a higher percentage of quarters coverage (12 percent) than Bradley played with the Las Vegas Raiders in 2021 (8 percent). And those little tweaks can have a big impact.

“I think that we’re probably doing more now than we have at this stage in our defense,” Bradley said. “I think if you looked around, you’d say, yeah, they play three-deep. I think really if you broke us down, we probably – we do play a lot of it and people are still attacking us that way, but I think we’re much more multiple than what people think, and I think it’s because of a guy like Gilmore and Kenny Moore II. Those guys and their ability to pick things up. We always tell our guys that we’re never jeopardizing our ability to play fast. As long as we’re playing fast, I think it gives us more flexibility to try some different things.”

Football Falls Late to Maryland

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Cam Jones stared at a scoreboard truth that wouldn’t change.

Injury left the standout Indiana senior linebacker on the sidelines instead of the Memorial Stadium field, eyes wide and unblinking, frustration palpable, right fist tapping an equipment box as if it was a magic lamp with a genie that could grant a game-altering wish.

Maryland had just scored the scored the clinching touchdown. With just over two minutes left and an 11-point deficit, Indiana lacked comeback time.

The final 38-33 score proved that.

“It’s just about having a finishing mentality,” head coach Tom Allen said. “We were in position to do that. That’s what makes this really disappointing.”

IU (3-4) fought. Of course, it did. It battled back from deficits and turnovers and mistakes. With a three-point lead and all the momentum, it was six minutes from victory.

It wasn’t enough.

“Man, it was another one that came down to the fourth quarter that we let slip away,” linebacker Aaron Casey said. “We need to change the way we play and finish the game strong. Be more focused at the end.”

Even without elite quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa, knocked out of the game with an injury, Maryland (5-2) scored 14 points in those final minutes, forced a costly Hoosier fumble and found a way.

The Hoosiers were left to wonder what might have been.

“It was in our control,” receiver Cam Camper said. “It hits a little harder. We practice so hard. We had a good week.”

A pause.

“It’s football. It happens. We’ll shake back.”

IU found offense it had lacked in recent weeks. It scored more points against Maryland than it had scored in its previous two games combined (31).

It had 351 total yards, generated 23 first downs, went 3-for-3 on fourth downs and nailed a trick play with quarterback-turned receiver Donaven McCulley hitting quarterback Connor Bazelak with a 23-yard completion.

“After we get the first two first downs, I feel like we’re rolling,” Camper said. “That’s all it takes. We’re fine after that. We know nobody can run with us when we get moving.”

As for that trick play, which Bazelak said was his first college reception, he went out of bounds at the Maryland 3-yard line rather than try to power his way into the end zone.

“I wanted to get in until I saw two guys at the pylon,” Bazelak said. “I thought it best I not hurt my shoulder.”

Bazelak added that while practicing the play during the week, “I dropped the ball. This time I made sure I secured the catch.”

IU led 17-14 at halftime.

More progress came in the third quarter. A Campbell field goal represented the Hoosiers’ first second-half points in three games. They added a Josh Henderson touchdown run seconds into the fourth quarter.

But interceptions to start the first and third quarters, and a fourth-quarter fumble, led to 21 Maryland points.

“The thing that sticks out to me is the minus-three in the turnover margin,” Allen said. “Don’t turn the ball over. Get takeaways. That was the difference in the game.

“We played well enough to win, but not in those areas. That’s what it comes down to.”

One big pre-game question — could Rod Carey taking over as offensive line coach fix blocking problems that flared so glaringly in the past couple of games?

Yes, with room to grow.

“I’m proud of those guys,” said Bazelak, who was sacked twice, five fewer than the previous week against Michigan. “They kept working. It was tough. I can’t imagine dealing with a switch of a position coach in mid-week.

“They played well. They protected well. We put in some stuff schematically to help.”

Added Allen: “I thought they played well. I saw some improvement. They held up better in pass protection. Definitely a positive step in the right direction.”

IU’s defense adjusted to a diverse, potent Maryland offense that thrived on getting fast, elusive guys in space. It allowed 141 total yards on three first-quarter possessions, just 60 on three second-quarter possessions.

It had dominating second-half moments, but not enough, especially in the fourth quarter.

“We didn’t get enough takeaways, and we didn’t tackle well enough,” Allen said. “That’s the disappointing part for our defense.”

Bazelak was 29-for-42 for 292 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions. Emery Simmons caught six passes for 99 yards.

Tagovailoa threw for 270 yards and two touchdowns before getting hurt. Backup Billy Edwards Jr. was 0-for-3 in passing, but ran five times for 53 yards and a touchdown.

IU opened the game with a Bazelak interception. Maryland capitalized with a Tagovailoa 1-yard TD run and a 7-0 lead two minutes into the first quarter.

A 40-yard Bazelak completion to Simmons and a fourth-down conversion run by Shivers set up Campbell’s 38-yard field goal and a 7-3 score.

An 18-yard touchdown pass on the second quarter’s first play pushed the Maryland lead to 14-3.

Bazelak connected with a wide-open Josh Henderson for a 44-yard touchdown pass to make it 14-10 with 10 minutes left in the first half.

IU’s defense responded by forcing a punt. The Hoosiers were also set to punt when a series of Maryland penalties gave them a scoring chance. Then a 23-yard reverse pass from McCulley to Bazelak set up a three-yard TD pass to Camper for a 17-14 Indiana lead with 1:47 left in the half.

In the first six minutes of the third quarter, Maryland got a touchdown and a field goal (set up by a Bazelak interception) for a 24-17 lead.

The Hoosiers came back with a Campbell field goal after keeping the drive alive with a fourth-down Shaun Shivers run.

The defense forced a punt. IU drove for a touchdown, the final two yards on a Henderson run. It led 27-24.

Tagavailoa’s injury sent Edwards Jr. into the game. He directed run-only drives of 61 and 62 yards.

After the first drive, IU had a chance when Jaylin Lucas returned the kickoff 43 yards to midfield. But an Andison Coby fumble gave Maryland the ball back. That led to another touchdown and a 38-27 advantage.

In the final minute, Bazelak hit tight end Aaron Steinfeldt with a 3-yard TD pass, but the Hoosiers didn’t convert the 2-point conversion attempt or the on-side kick.

IU plays at Rutgers (3-3) next week.

“We have to capitalize on opportunities,” Casey said. “Play four full quarters.”

Big Runs Lead Purdue to Win Over Nebraska

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Quarterback Aidan O’Connell threw for four touchdowns, running back Devin Mockobee rushed for 178 yards and the defense intercepted a pair of passes as Purdue outlasted Nebraska for a 43-37 win. The Boilermakers pulled within one win of bowl eligibility and improved to 5-2 on the year and 3-1 in Big Ten play.

The Boilermakers are now 3-2 in one-possession games this season.

Purdue jumped out to an early 10-0 lead early in the first after a two-yard touchdown toss from quarterback Aidan O’Connell to TJ Sheffield and a 37-yard field goal by Mitchell Fineran. The Cornhuskers (3-4, 2-2) responded with 10 straight points to even the score midway through the second.

O’Connell started a 17-point run before the half by the Boilermakers with a 31-yard pitch-and-catch to Charlie Jones. Fineran nailed another 37-yard kick before running back Mockobee found pay dirt from one yard out.

After Nebraska rolled off 13 unanswered points to cut the gap to four late in the third quarter, Sheffield danced around the Cornhusker defense for a 28-yard touchdown. Fineran, who went 3-for-4 on the night, tacked on a 34-yard kick in the fourth, before Jones added his second touchdown catch from two yards out with 6:55 to play to open a 43-30 lead.

Nebraska trimmed Purdue’s lead down to six with 5:55 left, O’Connell and the offense ran the clock with a 12-play, 53-yard drive.

O’Connell notched the fifth four-touchdown game of his career. The sixth-year thrower connected on 35 of his 54 passes for 391 yards. It was also his 12th career 300-yard passing game, tying him with Curtis Painter for third in program history. Receivers Jones and Sheffield both snagged a pair of touchdown passes and finished with 132 and 70 yards receiving, respectively.

A redshirt freshman, Mockobee led the ground attack to record 178 yards on 30 carries with one score. The Booneville, Ind., native finished with five rushes of 10 yards or more and finished with 5.9 yards per carry.

Purdue weathered a 16-for-29 for 354 yards and two touchdown performance by Nebraska quarterback Casey Thompson. Receiver Trey Palmer set the Nebraska school record with 237 yards on seven catches.

Despite Nebraska’s passing attack, Purdue’s defense found a way to stand tall when it needed to most. Linebacker Clyde Washington intercepted the first pass off his career in the second, and cornerback Reese Taylor snagged his first as a Boilermaker in the fourth to set up the offense. Purdue scored nine points off its two turnovers, while the defense held Nebraska off the board following an interception on the Boilermakers’ first drive of the game.

The defense matched its season high with four sacks by Jalen Graham, Jack Sullivan, Kydran Jenkins and Branson Deen. Graham led the Boilermakers in tackles for the second straight week with six solo stops, two for loss and a sack.

STING LIKE A MOCKOBEE

Devin Mockobee recorded his second game over 100 yards rushing this season Saturday night. Setting career highs in carries and yards, the redshirt freshman added a pair of catches for 28 yards to finish with 206 all-purpose yards.

Mockobee accounted for all 39 yards of Purdue’s touchdown drive before the half, capped by a one-yard scamper. He is the first Boilermaker since Zander Horvath in 2019 to rush for over 150 yards in a game and the first since Markell Jones in 2017 to have 30 or more carries. 

CHARLIE STILL SIZZLIN’

Jones snapped a two-game scoreless streak with a 12-catch, 132-yard outing. Jones moved into a tie with Dave Young (1980) for 11th in Purdue single-season high with nine receiving touchdowns. He is the eighth Boilermaker since 2000 to have 10 or more catches three times in a single season. Jones is the sixth Boilermaker since 2000 to have three or more multi-touchdown games.

• Fourth game with 100 or more yards receiving

• Third game with 10 or more catches

• Fifth game with 100 or more all-purpose yards

• Third multi-touchdown game

NOTES

• Purdue leads the all-time series against 6-5.

• The Boilermakers matched the school record for first downs with 38.

• Purdue ran 101 plays, six off the school record, compared to 52 by Nebraska

• The Boilermakers rushed for 217 yards, their most in a conference game since Oct. 13, 2018 (227 at Illinois).

• With five catches for 30 yards, tight end Payne Durham crossed the 1,000-yard mark for his career. He is the 16th Boilermaker to cross the 1,000-yard plateau and the eighth tight end.

• Purdue is outscoring opponents 60-10 in the first quarter of games this season.

• The Boilermakers have scored 44 points off 12 turnovers.

• The defense has held opponents to just 28 points off 12 turnovers, including six straight scoreless drives.

• Purdue’s defense has held six of its seven opponents off the scoreboard on its opening drive this season.

• The offensive line did not allow a sack for the second time this season.

UP NEXT

Purdue will make the trek to Camp Randall to face Wisconsin next Saturday. Kickoff is set for 3:30 p.m. on ESPN.

Butler Football Takes Back the Hoosier Helmet with 26-25 Win Over Valpo

VALPARAISO, IN – The Hoosier Helmet will go home to Indianapolis with Butler after the 26-25 victory over Valparaiso on Saturday afternoon.

The Beacons opened the scoring with two early scores in the first. Valparaiso got on the board first with a 13-yard touchdown pass from Michael Appel Jr. to Matt Ross. The second touchdown came from a 15-yard Mason Kaplan pass to Jahni Clarke but, the Bulldogs blocked Brian Bartholomew’s kick to limit the damage. The score at the half would be 13-0 as the Beacons led the Bulldogs with 237 yards total in the first, holding Butler to 117 yards.

Luka Zurak nailed a 35-yarder to start the second half to get the Bulldogs on the board 13-3. Zurak would do it again at the end of the third to make it 13-6 with a 22-yard field goal. The Beacons would respond as Mason Kaplan takes it in himself to take advantage of the scoreboard 19-6. Brian Bartholomew’s kick was blocked again, this time by Connor Reid, the Bulldog’s defense limits the damage once again.

Early in the fourth, Butler gets their first touchdown of the game to cap off a 5-play, 75-yard drive to cut the Beacon’s lead to six. Valparaiso’s next possession resulted in another score with a 99-yard rushing touchdown to stay in front of Butler 25-13 — failing a two-point conversion.

Bret Bushka connected to Jared Suchevits for 4-yards to make it 25-19, Luka Zurak’s kick was blocked by the Beacons Kurt Kessen. Bret Bushka found the endzone with less than two minutes to go with the extra point from Luka Zurak to take the lead 26-25. The Bulldogs defense intercepts the ball with less than 10 seconds to go to secure the win over The Beacons.

Butler put up 426 yards averaging 5.5 yards per play in the victory over Valpo. Bret Bushka led the Bulldogs with 259 yards and 2 touchdowns. Luke Wooten had himself a day for Butler with 95 receiving yards, 7 receptions, 21 rushing yards, and a touchdown.

Butler will host the Marist Red Foxes next Saturday on homecoming. Kick-off is scheduled for 1 PM on Oct. 22.

Cardiac Cardinals use second-half surge to take down UConn

MUNCIE, Ind. – The Cardiac Cardinals did it again. Trailing by 11 at halftime, Ball State completed a double-digit comeback for the third consecutive week to defeat UConn, 25-21, Saturday afternoon at Scheumann Stadium.

The Cardinals (4-3) also overcame deficits of 21 vs. Northern Illinois (Oct. 1) and 10 at Central Michigan (Oct. 8) in their last two games.

“Obviously, this is a recipe, formula or whatever you want to call it that we’ve utilized the last couple of weeks,” head coach Mike Neu said. “More than anything, I’m just proud of our football team. It speaks volumes about their heart, their character, their fight, their toughness and their resilience to come back out and our defense pitches a shutout and offense to come back, grind and figure out a way to put some points on the board.

“My hat is off to our players. They deserve credit for the fight, for the attitude and finding a way to win. It was an awesome team effort.”

UConn (3-5) opened the game by scoring touchdowns on three of its five first-half possessions, racking up 149 yards on the ground and 121 yards by going 12-of-12 through the air.

Carson Steele, who had a career game on the ground, barreled in from a yard out to cap a 12-play, 73-yard scoring drive in the first quarter. Ben VonGunten added a 38-yard field goal in the second quarter to complete the scoring as the Huskies took a 21-10 lead into the locker room.

An opportunistic defense and a heavy dose of Steele guided Ball State in the second half.

Mirroring its previous comeback against NIU, the Cardinals got a big play from their defense on the third play of the second half as a tipped pass by Jaquan Amos was intercepted by Cole Pearce at the 50-yard line. VonGunten would drill a 38-yard field goal to make it a one-possession game at 21-13.

In the fourth quarter, Steele took over. The sophomore totaled 102 yards on 13 carries, including a pair of scores.

The scoring began following a forced fumble by Tavion Woodard that was recovered by Amechi Uzodinma II inside UConn territory. Steele had three carries for 24 yards within the next four plays and found pay dirt from two yards out. Ball State failed its two-point conversion attempt and trailed by just two at 21-19.

The Cardinals then forced a 3-and-out on defense, setting up the offense for a crucial drive that began at their own 41-yard line.

Steele had four carries for 50 yards, including a highlight-reel 17-yard run as he dove over the pylon to make it 25-21 in favor of Ball State.

The Cardinals then forced the Huskies to turn it over on downs and, after a first down run, took a couple of knees to seal the win.

In total, Steele had a career-high 179 rushing yards on 32 carries and three scores.

The Ball State defense held UConn to just 53 yards on 30 plays in the second half and induced a pair of turnovers.

Jordan Riley led the defense with a game-high 13 tackles, while Clayton Coll added 12, including 1.5 tackles-for-loss. Pearce had eight stops with a sack and an interception, while Woodard had seven tackles with 1.5 tackles-for-loss and a forced fumble.

Jayshon Jackson led the charge on the outside with eight catches for 71 yards. Brady Hunt added five receptions for 25 yards.

The Cardinals stay at home next weekend for Homecoming against Eastern Michigan. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m. ET inside Scheumann Stadium.

IRISH FALL TO STANFORD, 16-14

SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The University of Notre Dame football team dropped a 16-14 decision to the Stanford Cardinal Saturday night at Notre Dame Stadium. The loss is Notre Dame’s third of the season, to go with an equal number of wins. Stanford improves to 2-4.

The Irish defense limited Stanford to just 2.3 yards per carry, totaling 97 on the day. Linebacker JD Bertrand was key in that effort, totaling 13 tackles, six solo and adding 0.5 tackles for loss. Safety Xavier Watts added seven stops of his own, while lineman Gabriel Rubio totaled a career-best seven tackles.

Quarterback Drew Pyne led the offense, finishing with 13 completions for 151 yards and a touchdown. Michael Mayer was the top target, catching five passes for 60 yards. Freshman Tobias Merriweather hauled in his first career catch, a 41-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter.

The rushing attack was led by sophomore Audric Estime. Estime ran for 57 yards on eight carries. Logan Diggs finished with an equal amount of yards on nine attempts. Chris Tyree carried eight times for 35 yards as the running game combined for 160 yards.

How It Happened

After forcing a three-and-out on the Irish’s opening possession, Stanford wasted no time getting on the board. The Cardinal used eight plays to gain 66 yards and capped the drive with a Casey Filkins two-yard touchdown run.

The defenses on both sides buckled down over the next 20 minutes of game action. The Irish offense had a first and goal opportunity, but failed to get on the board in the first quarter. Stanford saw a drive in Irish territory come up short towards the end of the first half as Notre Dame’s defense forced a turnover on downs with 1:45 remaining in the half.

After an Irish fumble gave the ball back to the Cardinal in Irish territory with less than a minute to go, Stanford moved up 18 yards and capitalized with a 45-yard field goal by Joshua Karty to go up 10-0 and the end of the first half.

Stanford tacked on three more early in the third quarter. The Cardinal took their first possession 48 yards in nine plays, hitting a pass down the middle of the field for a gain of 38 to move into Irish territory. Notre Dame’s defense then sandwiched a run for no gain with a pair of interceptions, setting up the 43-yard field goal to extend the lead to 13-0 with 8:44 remaining.

Pyne and the offense started to right the ship on the ensuing possession. The Notre Dame offense marched 75 yards on six plays to set up a 10-yard touchdown run by Estime 10-yard. Diggs got the drive started with a 26-yard gain to move into Stanford territory. Pyne found Mayer twice to move the ball down to the 10 for Estime who broke free off left tackle for the score, his fifth score of the season.

The Irish defense stepped up again, turning Stanford over on downs towards the end of the third quarter. Rylie Mills and Rubio stuffed the Stanford running attack at the line of scrimmage on fourth and short to give the ball to the offense who turned it into seven points. Notre Dame went 60 yards on six plays as Pyne hit Merriweather from 41-yards out for the score. Blake Grupe was true on the extra point and the Irish took the 14-13 lead with 14:53 remaining.

Stanford took its next possession 51 yards to regain the lead. After what was originally ruled a lost fumble by the Stanford quarterback, the Cardinal benefitted from an overturned replay ruling to keep Cardinal possession. Stanford moved another 25 yards further into Irish territory before settling for a 43-yard field goal. The kick was good and Stanford took a 16-14 lead with 10:20 left.

The Irish had a drive moving late in the fourth quarter. Notre Dame had moved 54 yards on eight plays, handing the ball to Estime for over 40 yards, but a fumble erased the progress as the Cardinal took over at their own 21. The Irish defense forced a punt and Notre Dame took over with 2:30 left on the clock for one last chance.

The Cardinal punt started the drive at the Notre Dame 10. The Irish moved up its own 28 before encountering some trouble. Stanford’s defense dropped Pyne for a three-yard loss and back-to-back incompletions sealed Notre Dame’s fate as the Irish turned it over on downs with 1:04 on the clock and no timeouts.

Up Next

The Irish are back in action next weekend as they host the UNLV Rebels at Notre Dame Stadium with kickoff set for 2:30 p.m. The game will be streamed live on Peacock.

Sycamores unable to match Penguins in offensive shootout

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State held off Indiana State in an offensive shootout at Stambaugh Stadium as the Sycamores fell to the host Penguins, 48-42.

In a game that featured six plays that traveled 50-plus yards in the first half and just three drives that covered at least five minutes, it came down to the defense in the fourth quarter. The Penguins (3-3, 1-2 MVFC) forced a pair of Indiana State (1-5, 0-3 MVFC) punts in the fourth quarter and held onto the ball for 21:44 in the second half to secure the win.

ISU fought their way back into the contest in the second half trailing 45-28 midway through the third quarter. Justin Dinka scored on an 18-yard touchdown reception to cut the YSU lead down to 45-35 with 4:18 to play. Following a Sycamore onside kick, Cade Chambers capped a four-play drive with an 11-yard touchdown run to narrow the gap down to 45-42 late in the third quarter.

That’s as close as ISU was able to get the rest of the way as the Penguins limited the Sycamore offense to secure the MVFC win.

The Sycamores had their chances early as Justin Dinka took the first play from scrimmage for a 75-yard touchdown run, while Dakota Caton added a 53-yard touchdown reception among his two-TD first half.

Cade Chambers (15-of-29, 311 yards, 5 total touchdowns) surpassed the 300-yard passing mark for the first time in his collegiate career, while Justin Dinka (11 carries, 159 rushing yards) and Dante Hendrix (117 receiving yards) highlighted the ISU offense.

Youngstown State matched the Sycamore production with Mitch Davidson (223 passing yards), Jaleel McLaughlin (32 carries, 200 rushing yards, two TD), and Bryce Oliver (143 receiving yards). Oliver had two receptions that spanned 50-plus yards, including a 57-yard score in the first half.

Garret Ollendieck led the Sycamore defense with a career-high nine tackles and added 2.5 tackles for loss. Kris Reid Jr. added six tackles, including 2.0 tackles for loss and a sack in the loss.

Jordan Trowers led the YSU defense with five tackles in the game, while James Jackson came up with a pair of second-half sacks to highlight the Penguins.

How They Scored

Justin Dinka broke two tackles around the line of scrimmage and sprinted past the Youngstown State defense on the opening play of the game for a 75-yard touchdown run to put the Sycamores ahead 7-0 early in the contest.

Youngstown State responded on their opening possession as Mitch Davidson found Bryce Oliver for a 50-yard touchdown pass down the left sideline to tie the game up at 7-7 with 11:37 to play in the first quarter.

YSU’s Dra Rushton put the Penguins ahead 14-7 with a one-yard touchdown carry following a 57-yard completion from Davidson to Oliver. The touchdown carry capped a two-play, 58-yard drive with 5:44 left in the first quarter.

Indiana State tied the game up at 14-14 with 1:22 remaining in the first quarter as Dakota Caton took the quick slant pass to the left, evaded two defenders, and went 53 yards to the end zone for the score.

Latrell Fordham took the ensuing kickoff back 98 yards down the right sideline for the score to give YSU the 21-14 lead with 1:08 remaining in the first quarter.

Cade Chambers took the ball over the right tackle and into the end zone for a two-yard touchdown run to tie the game up at 21-21 with 12:08 remaining in the second quarter. The score highlighted a drive that featured a 38-yard connection from Chambers to Dante Hendrix that set up the 1st-and-Goal.

Jaleel McLaughlin went 68 yards up the middle for the touchdown to give Youngstown State the 28-21 lead with 10:17 remaining in the second quarter.

Mitch Davidson called his own number and took the ball 12 yards up the middle to cap a seven-play, 85-yard drive and put Youngstown State ahead 35-21 with 2:54 remaining in the first half.

Dakota Caton hauled in his second touchdown reception of the first half with 1:35 on the clock as Indiana State cut the YSU lead down to 35-28. The Sycamore wide receiver was all by himself in the middle of the field with Chamber targeting him for the 12-yard score to end the six-play, 75-yard drive.

Jaleel McLaughlin capped a 13-play, 75-yard drive with a 10-yard touchdown run on the first drive of the third quarter to put Youngstown State ahead 42-28 with 9:44 on the clock.

Colt McFadden added to Youngstown State’s lead with a 33-yard field goal with 6:15 left in the third quarter to stretch the advantage to 45-28. The field goal drive started due to an Indiana State fumble on the kickoff return near midfield.

Justin Dinka took the forward pitch from Cade Chambers around the left side and outran the defense to the front left pylon for the 18-yard touchdown reception with 4:18 to play in the contest. The touchdown was aided by a defensive pass interference call that moved the ball from midfield and cut the YSU lead down to 45-35.

Cade Chambers took the keeper around the right side and scored from 11 yards out to cap a four-play, 45-yard drive that was highlighted by an ISU onside kick recovery. The Chambers touchdown cut the YSU lead down to 45-42 with 2:25 to play in the third quarter.

Colt McFadden added to the YSU lead with 1:42 remaining in the contest with his 42-yard field goal putting the Penguins ahead 48-42.

Inside the Numbers

Indiana State recorded a season-best 22 first downs in the game on their way to posting 498 total offensive yards.

The Sycamores posted a season-best 187 rushing yards on 27 carries (6.9 ypc) and 311 passing yards on Cade Chambers’ 15-of-29 performance through the air.

The Sycamores averaged 8.9 yards per offensive play over their 56 plays.

Youngstown State recorded 28 first downs (22 rushing) and averaged 6.7 yards per offensive play.

The Penguins posted 313 rushing yards and 223 passing yards on their way to a 536 total offensive yard day.

Youngstown State held the 36:34-23:26 edge in time of possession.

The Penguins converted 10-of-16 third downs and scored in all four trips to the red zone.

News & Notes

Indiana State’s trio of Cade Chambers (311 passing), Justin Dinka (156 rushing), and Dante Hendrix (117 receiving) became the first Sycamore trio to hit the 300-yard passing, 100-yard rushing, and 100-yard receiving in the same game since the Sycamores pulled off the statistic back in 2016 in the double overtime game against South Dakota (Oct. 15).

Chambers became the first ISU quarterback to top 300 passing yards in a single game since Ryan Boyle threw for 325 against South Dakota back in the 2018 season.

Justin Dinka turned in his third touchdown run of 50-plus yards in the 2022 season following his 75-yard score on the opening play of the game. The redshirt sophomore previously went 54 yards (TD) against Montana and 82 yards (TD) against North Dakota State in the 2022 season.

Dakota Caton’s 53-yard touchdown reception in the first quarter marked his first TD since 2019 and ISU’s longest pass of the 2022 season.

Dinka became the first Indiana State back to record back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since Titus McCoy posted 123 against South Dakota (Nov. 3) and 132 against Illinois State (Nov. 10) in the 2018 season.

The Sycamores have had a running back hit the 100-yard mark in back-to-back games against Youngstown State following Dinka’s 159-yard performance. Peterson Kerlegrand finished with 151 yards and two touchdowns in the 2021 contest against YSU.

The first half between the two teams featured 765 total offensive yards (Indiana State – 414, Youngstown State -351).

The Sycamores and Penguins combined for six plays of 50-plus yards in the first half.

YSU’s Latrell Fordham’s kickoff return for a touchdown was the first one given up by Indiana State since 2018.

Up Next

Indiana State is back home for Homecoming Week as the Sycamores welcome Illinois State to Memorial Stadium on Saturday, October 22. Kickoff between the Sycamores and the Redbirds is set for 1 p.m. The game will be carried live on ESPN3 and 105.5 The Legend.

Valpo Football Incurs First PFL Setback in Hoosier Helmet Heartbreaker

The Valparaiso University football program raced out to a 13-0 first-quarter lead that stood as the halftime score against rival Butler on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field, but the visiting Bulldogs roared from behind to erase a 13-point fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Beacons 26-25 in the latest installment of the Hoosier Helmet rivalry series. Valpo entered the game with its best start to Pioneer Football League play since 2003 before suffering a heartbreaking setback for the team’s first league defeat of 2022.

How It Happened

After receiving the opening kickoff, Valpo needed just four plays and 76 yards to jump out to the early lead. Michael Appel Jr. (Springboro, Ohio / Springboro) connected with Barret Labus (Wadsworth, Ohio / Wadsworth) on a pass that went for 48 yards on the first play from scrimmage before the Valpo quarterback later found Matt Ross (Naperville, Ill. / Montini Catholic) for a 13-yard touchdown to make it 7-0 with just over 2:30 elapsed.

The Valpo defense forced a punt on Butler’s first drive, then the Beacons marched 80 yards on six plays to quickly go up two scores. Quarterback Mason Kaplan (Peachtree Corners, Ga. / Norcross) capped the drive with a 15-yard touchdown toss to his high school teammate Jahni Clarke (Norcross, Ga. / Norcross) to make it 13-0 with 6:02 left in the first quarter. The extra point was blocked.

The defense came up with a key stop on fourth-and-1 with Ben Hines (Snohomish, Wash. / Archbishop Murphy [Washington]) receiving credit for the tackle, causing the guests to turn the ball over on downs at the Valpo 33.

The Beacons missed a 38-yard field goal try early in the second quarter, and the score remained 13-0. That would stay the score into halftime as neither team cracked the scoreboard in the second stanza, a period that included Butler’s second turnover on downs of the day, this time on fourth-and-2 from the Valpo 35.

The Bulldogs received the second-half kickoff and came away with points on the half’s opening possession. A 35-yard field goal got the visitors on the board. After a Valpo three-and-out, the defense came up with a third-and-goal stop to force Butler to again settle for three. The 22-yard field goal sailed through the uprights to make it a one-score game at 13-6 with 3:38 left of third-quarter time.

Kaplan found Ross for a 46-yard connection on the ensuing Valpo drive, and later Kaplan scampered into the end zone for a 3-yard TD run to up the lead to 13 at 19-6 with 12 seconds left in the third. The PAT was once again blocked by the Bulldogs.

A 50-yard TD pass helped Butler respond to make it 19-13 with 13:02 to go in the fourth.

Valpo faced second-and-13 from its own 1-yard line when Aaron Dawson (Westbury, N.Y. / W.T. Clarke / Milford Prep [Central Connecticut]) broke free for a 99-yard scoring run to up the lead to 12. After a false start penalty backed up the point after try, Valpo went for two unsuccessfully, so the score remained 25-13.

Butler embarked on a 12-play, 68-yard scoring drive to cut the lead to six with 6:30 left in the fourth, but Kurt Kessen (Shelby Township, Mich. / Utica) gave the Bulldogs a taste of their own medicine by blocking the extra point.

Valpo went three-and-out and was forced to punt from its own end zone. A short kick allowed the Bulldogs to take over at the Valpo 30, and that drive ended with a two-yard, game-tying touchdown run. The PAT was good to give the guests their first lead of the game at 26-25 with 1:45 to go.

Kaplan found Ross for 19 yards and connected with Solomon Davis (Brighton, Tenn. / Brighton) for a pair of big grabs that went for 13 and 12 yards on the ensuing drive. The second of those Davis catches came on fourth-and-7 and set up first down at the Butler 31. Following an incomplete pass, the Bulldogs came up with a game-ending interception.

Inside the Game

Dawson tied an FCS record for the longest play of all time with his 99-yard TD rush. He became the 16th FCS player ever and second this season with a 99-yard play. He tied Monmouth’s Owen Wright for the longest running play in the nation this year.

In addition, Dawson’s 99 yarder shattered a Valpo record for longest scoring run from scrimmage of 86 yards that was set by Joe Pahr way back on Oct. 8, 1949 vs. Saint Joseph’s.

Dawson tied with John Unger for the longest offensive play from scrimmage in program history. Unger’s record, which came on a pass from Rob Rayl, had stood since Sept. 12, 1992 at Hillsdale.

Dawson shattered the Pioneer Football League record for longest rushing play. The previous mark was set against Valpo by Marist’s Max Jacques on Oct. 27, 2012, a 96-yard carry.

Dawson ran for upwards of 150 yards for the second straight week, totaling 158 on 14 carries to go along with the aforementioned touchdown, his fourth of the season.

This was Valpo’s first one-point loss since Oct. 25, 2014, a 48-47 defeat at Morehead State. The team’s last one-point game before Saturday was a 20-19 win over San Diego on April 17, 2021.

In Valpo’s last 21 games, 12 have been decided by seven points or fewer. The Beacons fell to 6-6 in those one-score affairs. This season, four of the team’s six contests have been decided by seven points or fewer.

This was the first Valpo/Butler matchup decided by a single point since Nov. 3, 1984, a 28-27 win for the Bulldogs in Indianapolis.

Kaplan’s rushing score was his third of the year, while his passing touchdown was his fourth. Appel notched his sixth TD pass of the year. Kaplan finished the game 10-of-14 for 135 yards, while Appel went 7-of-12 for 133 yards.

Davis had a career-high seven receptions for 73 yards, notching the most catches by a Valpo player this season. Ross led the way in receiving yards with 78 on his three grabs while garnering his third TD catch of the season and the fourth of his career. His 46-yard reception marked a career long and was the longest pass completed by Kaplan this season.

Clarke snagged the first receiving TD of his collegiate career and his second total score.

Defensively, Max Franco (La Habra, Calif. / La Habra) totaled a career-high 12 tackles to lead the team, while James Doerer (Grosse Pointe, Mich. / Grosse Pointe South) and Hines reached double figures with 10 apiece.

Kessen provided Valpo’s first blocked kick of the year after the Beacons led the nation with nine blocked kicks last season. This marked the second block of Kessen’s career as he also turned away a PAT in the Nov. 20 season finale vs. Morehead State last fall.

Valpo outgained Butler in rushing yards (179-167), passing yards (268-259) and total offense (447-426).

DOMINANT SECOND HALF PROPELS MARIAN TO 37-10 FRANCISCAN BOWL WIN

Fort Wayne, Ind. – Trailing 10-7 with 6:55 remaining in the first half, the Marian football team used a 94-yard touchdown drive before halftime to capture momentum in Saturday’s Franciscan Bowl, as they scored 30 unanswered points to defeat St. Francis 37-10. Marian’s fifth straight win in the rivalry gives them a 5-1 record on the season.

The Marian offense stumbled out of the gate Saturday, going three and out on their opening series of the game. The St. Francis offense turned the slow start for their opposition into points, moving the ball down 62 yards down field before Cameron Peterson scampered in for a three-yard score. The Cougars 7-0 lead had a chance to double as Marian’s second drive ended in a Zach Bundalo interception, but the Cougars were unable to get past the Marian defense as Jayshawn Underwood got a pass breakup to force a punt.

The Knights stand on defense was answered by Jalen Jennings, who picked up over 50 yards on the ensuing punt return to give Marian starting field position in the red zone. Two plays after the return, Jake Reichard took a direct snap out of the wildcat, and slashed into the end zone from six yards out to tie the game. Marian would get help from their defense on the next drive as Ricky Kwak erased an opportunity for the Cougars to score points, coming away with an interception near the goal line.

Playing in front of the shadow of their own end zone, the Knights were unable to move the ball, and the Cougars were able to get a hand on Taylor Soper’s punt, as the deflected kick and return gave St. Francis the ball at the Marian 20 yard line. The defense would hold and force a field goal attempt as the game moved into the second quarter, with Marian falling behind 10-7.

Marian was unable to move the ball after the score as Bundalo was intercepted for a second time, but St. Francis failed to capitalize as they were forced to punt. An exchange of kicks gave Marian the ball back with 6:55 remaining in the half, with the Knights starting their drive at their own six. The Knights methodically moved the chains as Bundalo found a rhythm hitting Ben Stevens for three first downs, as the senior and Baron Huebler helped drive Marian into the red zone. With 10 seconds remaining in the half, Huebler capped the series with a two-yard touchdown run, pushing the Knights on top 14-10 going into the break.

After halftime, Marian found a new gear on both sides of the ball. The defense got the ball back quickly for their offense after the second half kick, as Nate Frey forced a fumble, with the ball landing in the hands of Deon Pettiford. Pettiford’s runback gave Marian the ball at the Cougar 35, and after a big gain from Stevens and tough Christian Hunter run, Reichard would find himself in the end zone for a second time after a USF penalty extended the series.

Both Marian and St. Francis would commit a turnover before the end of the quarter, with Peyton Trexler’s first career interception giving Marian the ball moments before the third quarter ended. The Knights ended the third with a 21-10 lead, but were unable to score of the turnover. Jake Paris and the defense forced a quick three-and-out, and after the stop the Marian offense marched 62 yards down the field, putting the game out of reach with an 18-yard touchdown reception from Bundalo to CJ Young.

With a 27-10 lead at hand following Young’s score, the Knights defense went to work putting the game away, getting their first stop from Clay Campbell on a fumble recovery. Campbell’s recovery led to a Marlon Pomili 44-yard field goal extending the lead to 20, and on the next series Tyler Majors batted a ball in the air, landing in Jalen Lockett’s hands as the senior raced 32-yards into the end zone for his first career pick-six. Lockett’s first career interception ended the scoring, as Marian’s defense forced one final three-and-out to complete their second half shutout, ending the 37-10 Franciscan Bowl victory.

The Knights will finish a two-game road trip next Saturday, traveling to Concordia (Mich.) for a 1 p.m. kickoff in Ann Arbor.

Greyhounds Drop Non-Conference Tilt at Saginaw Valley

UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich.—The No. 8-ranked UIndy football team suffered its first defeat of the season Saturday, falling 38-14 at in-region Saginaw Valley.

HOW IT HAPPENED

Playing without injured starting quarterback Connor Kinnett, UIndy looked to senior Christian Conkling at QB. A veteran of the program but still relatively inexperienced, Conkling showed some glimpses but the Greyhound offense ultimately struggled to find a rhythm.

UIndy’s first  touchdown came in the first quarter after the defense forced and recovered a fumble deep in Cardinal territory. The Hounds capitalized with a 12-yard touchdown run by Toriano Clinton, tying the game at 7-7.

It was all Saginaw Valley from there, however, as the host Cardinals managed 31 unanswered points. All told, the Cardinals took advantage of four UIndy turnovers and a blocked punt to pull away.

UIndy added one more TD late in the game when Conkling found tight end Kevin McNelis on a five-yard strike with 6:40 left.

INSIDE THE BOX SCORE

-Conkling’s final stat line showed 284 yards on 23-for 38 passing, one touchdown and four interceptions.

-Freshman Markez Gillam finished with a team-high 113 all-purpose yards.

-Kivonte Houston, Michael Brown and Clay Schulte were all credited with eight total tackles.

UP NEXT

The Greyhounds return to conference play for the remainder of the regular season. A stretch of three home games in four weeks starts next Saturday, Oct. 22 when the Quincy Hawks visit Key Stadium.

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NEW YORK JETS320.6001.01161181-2-02-0-03-2-01-0-02 W
MIAMI DOLPHINS320.6001.01151312-0-01-2-03-2-02-1-02 L
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS230.4002.0103981-1-01-2-01-2-00-1-01 W
 
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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS410.8000.01591252-0-02-1-02-1-02-0-02 W
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS320.6001.01221361-1-02-1-03-2-01-1-02 W
DENVER BRONCOS230.4002.075802-1-00-2-01-2-00-1-02 L
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS140.2003.01251301-1-00-3-01-3-01-2-01 L
 
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BALTIMORE RAVENS320.6000.01381171-2-02-0-03-2-01-0-01 W
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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS230.4001.0111801-1-01-2-02-1-01-1-02 L
HOUSTON TEXANS131.3001.586990-1-11-2-01-2-11-0-11 W
 
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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES5001.0000.0135882-0-03-0-04-0-01-0-05 W
DALLAS COWBOYS410.8001.093722-1-02-0-03-1-02-0-04 W
NEW YORK GIANTS410.8001.0103932-1-02-0-03-1-00-1-02 W
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS240.3333.51021351-2-01-2-01-3-00-2-01 W
 
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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS320.6000.0108612-0-01-2-03-1-02-0-02 W
LOS ANGELES RAMS230.4001.0801161-2-01-1-02-2-01-1-02 L
ARIZONA CARDINALS230.4001.01051230-3-02-0-01-2-00-1-01 L
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS230.4001.01271541-1-01-2-01-3-00-1-01 L
 
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MINNESOTA VIKINGS410.8000.01151023-0-01-1-04-1-03-0-03 W
GREEN BAY PACKERS320.6001.097962-1-01-1-02-2-01-1-01 L
CHICAGO BEARS240.3332.5931182-1-00-3-01-4-00-2-03 L
DETROIT LIONS140.2003.01401701-2-00-2-01-3-00-1-03 L
 
SOUTH DIVISION
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TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS320.6000.0103831-2-02-0-03-1-02-0-01 W
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS230.4001.01151281-2-01-1-02-3-01-2-01 W
ATLANTA FALCONS230.4001.01181221-1-01-2-01-3-00-2-01 L
CAROLINA PANTHERS140.2002.0931221-3-00-1-01-3-01-0-02 L
 

X – CLINCHED PLAYOFF SPOT,  Y – CLINCHED DIVISION,  Z – CLINCHED HOME FIELD ADVANTAGE

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Ligue 1: Troyes vs Ajaccio9:00ambeIN Sports
Ligue 1: Auxerre vs Nice9:00ambeIN Sports
Ligue 1: Nantes vs Brest9:00ambeIN Sports
Ligue 1: Rennes vs Olympique Lyonnais9:00ambeIN Sports
EPL: Manchester United vs Newcastle United9:00amUSA
EPL: Aston Villa vs Chelsea9:00amPeacock
EPL: Leeds United vs Arsenal9:00amPeacock
EPL: Southampton vs West Ham United9:00amPeacock
Bundesliga: Köln vs Augsburg9:30amESPN+
La Liga: Real Madrid vs Barcelona10:15amESPN+
Ligue 1: Monaco vs Clermont11:05ambeIN Sports
Bundesliga: Union Berlin vs Borussia Dortmund11:30amESPN+
EPL: Liverpool vs Manchester City11:30amUSA
Serie A: Napoli vs Bologna12:00pmCBSSN
Argentina Primera División: Independiente vs Banfield12:00pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Aldosivi vs Talleres Córdoba12:00pmParamount+
La Liga: Espanyol vs Real Valladolid12:30pmESPN+
Bundesliga: Bayern München vs Freiburg1:30pmESPN+
Argentina Primera División: Newell’s Old Boys vs Boca Juniors2:30pmParamount+
Serie A: Hellas Verona vs Milan2:45pmParamount+
Ligue 1: PSG vs Olympique Marseille2:45pmbeIN Sports
MLS Playoffs: Austin vs Real Salt Lake3:00pmABC
La Liga: Real Betis vs Almería3:00pmESPN+
Brasileirão: Palmeiras vs São Paulo3:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Ceará vs Cuiabá3:00pmParamount+
NWSL: Houston Dash vs Kansas City Current5:00pmParamount+
Argentina Primera División: Godoy Cruz vs Patronato5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Botafogo vs Internacional5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Juventude vs Atlético Goianiense5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Athletico-PR vs Coritiba6:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Avaí vs Fluminense6:00pmParamount+
MLS Playoffs: CF Montréal vs Orlando City SC8:00pmESPN
NWSL: San Diego Wave vs Chicago Red Stars10:00pmCBSSN
Liga MX: Pachuca vs Tigres UANL10:00pmTUDN

What to Watch: Sunday, 10-16-22

MLB PLAYOFFSTIME ETTV
ALDS Game 4: NY Yankees at Cleveland7:07pmTBS

The Cleveland Guardians lead series 2-1 versus New York Yankees. The Guardians were 1-2 at home versus Yankees during the regular season.

NFLTIME ETTV
Buffalo at Kansas City4:25pmCBS

The Buffalo Bills are 4-1 and in first place in the AFC East. Kansas City Chiefs are 4-1 and in first place in the AFC West. Since 2017 the Bills are 2-3 overall and 2-2 on the road versus the Chiefs.

Dallas at Philadelphia8:20pmNBC

The Dallas Cowboys are 4-1 and in second place in the NFC East. Philadelphia Eagles are 5-0 and in first place in the NFC East. The Cowboys have won the last three games versus Eagles. Since 2019 the Eagles are 2-1 at home versus the Cowboys.