INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REGIONAL MATCH-UPS

CLASS 6A

CARROLL (11-0) VS. LAFAYETTE JEFF (9-2)

WESTFIELD (7-3) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (11-0)

CATHEDRAL (9-1) AT BROWNSBURG (10-1)

WARREN CENTRAL (6-5) AT CENTER GROVE (9-2)

CLASS 5A

MERRILLVILLE (9-2) AT VALPARAISO (8-3)

FORT WAYNE SNIDER (10-1) AT MISHAWAKA (10-1)

PLAINFIELD (6-5) AT WHITELAND (10-1)

BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (9-1) AT CASTLE (7-4)

CLASS 4A

NORTHRIDGE (8-4) AT NEW PRAIRIE (11-1)

KOKOMO (11-1) AT COLUMBIA CITY (11-1)

NEW PALESTINE (12-0) AT RONCALLI (11-1)

EAST CENTRAL (10-2) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (9-3)

CLASS 3A

WEST LAFAYETTE (12-0) AT KNOX (9-3)

YORKTOWN (9-3) AT BISHOP CHATARD (8-4)

MONROVIA (5-7) AT OWEN VALLEY (12-0)

LAWRENCEBURG (11-1) VS. SOUTHRIDGE (11-1)

CLASS 2A

LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (9-3) AT ANDREAN (8-3)

BLUFFTON (8-4) AT FORT WAYNE BISHOP LUERS (7-5)

LAPEL (7-5) AT LINTON-STOCKTON (12-0)

EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (9-3) AT TRITON CENTRAL (10-2)

CLASS A

NORTH JUDSON (11-1) AT PARK TUDOR (9-3)

CARROLL (11-1) AT ADAMS CENTRAL (12-0)

NORTH DECATUR (12-0) AT SHERIDAN (11-1)

PROVIDENCE (9-2) AT LUTHERAN (12-0)

INDIANA GIRLS BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

ALEXANDRIA65DELTA23 
ANDERSON PREP ACADEMY51MUNCIE BURRIS16 
ANDREAN52MERRILLVILLE48 
ATTICA56FRONTIER55 
AVON70TERRE HAUTE NORTH47 
BARR-REEVE41ORLEANS38 
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE72BLOOMINGTON NORTH38 
BELLMONT69FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA40 
BEN DAVIS50MOORESVILLE33 
BETHANY CHRISTIAN47JIMTOWN31 
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN37NORTH MONTGOMERY24 
BLACKFORD58FORT WAYNE WAYNE44 
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH54EDGEWOOD34 
BLUE RIVER58CENTERVILLE28 
BORDEN66CHRISTIAN ACADEMY28 
BROWNSBURG64PLAINFIELD35 
CARROLL (FORT WAYNE)67ANGOLA42 
CASCADE64BEECH GROVE29 
CASTON59PERU51 
CENTRAL NOBLE62WHITKO29 
CLARKSVILLE57CROTHERSVILLE26 
CLAY CITY56CLOVERDALE28 
CLINTON CENTRAL37FOUNTAIN CENTRAL29 
COLUMBIA CITY74WEST NOBLE22 
CORYDON CENTRAL60PERRY CENTRAL22 
CRAWFORD COUNTY57SALEM21 
CROWN POINT68HAMMOND NOLL38 
DEKALB51FORT WAYNE NORTH34 
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN58WHITING20 
DECATUR CENTRAL58GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN14 
DELPHI40WEST CENTRAL35 
EAST CENTRAL57FRANKLIN COUNTY26 
EASTBROOK69EASTERN (GREENTOWN)13 
EASTERN GREENE27LOOGOOTEE24 
EDINBURGH45INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN32 
ELKHART CHRISTIAN65SOUTH BEND CAREER30 
ELKHART73CONCORD31 
EVANSVILLE CHRISTIAN47EVANSVILLE HOMESCHOOL41 
EVANSVILLE REITZ60EVANSVILLE BOSSE18 
FAIRFIELD53WAWASEE24 
FLOYD CENTRAL43AUSTIN33 
FORT WAYNE DWENGER50EAST NOBLE47 
FORT WAYNE LUERS90ADAMS CENTRAL51 
FRANKFORT38ELWOOD33 
GIBSON SOUTHERN67CASTLE44 
GOSHEN47LAKELAND40 
GREENCASTLE56OWEN VALLEY42 
GREENSBURG62NORTH DECATUR56 
HAGERSTOWN37INDIANA MATH & SCIENCE30 
HAMILTON HEIGHTS45FRANKTON42 
HUNTINGTON NORTH48FORT WAYNE SNIDER42 
INDIANA DEAF67CENTRAL CHRISTIAN33 
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL45WARREN CENTRAL44 
INDIANAPOLIS TECH55INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON33 
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC65LOGANSPORT24 
LAKEWOOD PARK35FREMONT33 
LAWRENCE CENTRAL53FRANKLIN CENTRAL25 
LEO56CHURUBUSCO38 
MADISON-GRANT55WES-DEL15 
MADISON51LAWRENCEBURG37 
MCCUTCHEON48CLINTON PRAIRIE45 
MISHAWAKA MARIAN71PLYMOUTH43 
MISHAWAKA51JOHN GLENN44 
MONROE CENTRAL29DALEVILLE25 
MORGAN TWP.57ILLIANA CHRISTIAN31 
MUNSTER58MICHIGAN CITY27 
NEW HAVEN37FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY29 
NEW PRAIRIE55WHEELER10 
NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)90DUGGER UNION24 
NORTH KNOX58NORTHEAST DUBOIS47 
NORTH MIAMI61WESTERN58 
NORTH PUTNAM44CRAWFORDSVILLE41 
NORTH VERMILLION43SOUTHMONT39 
NORTHEASTERN59MUNCIE CENTRAL49 
NORTHVIEW65WHITE RIVER VALLEY29 
NORWELL91MISSISSINEWA37 
PARKE HERITAGE56SOUTH PUTNAM35 
PENDLETON HEIGHTS65NEW CASTLE36 
PURDUE POLY ENGLEWOOD59IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY15 
RENSSELAER CENTRAL56HANOVER CENTRAL21 
ROCK CREEK ACADEMY42HENRYVILLE36 
SCOTTSBURG70NEW WASHINGTON49 
SEEGER58SOUTH NEWTON18 
SHAKAMAK47WASHINGTON CATHOLIC18 
SHAWE MEMORIAL52JAC-CEN-DEL43 
SHELBYVILLE63WALDRON24 
SOUTH BEND CLAY51BOWMAN ACADEMY27 
SOUTH RIPLEY50MILAN25 
SOUTH SPENCER38EVANSVILLE CENTRAL28 
SOUTHERN WELLS45UNION (MODOC)12 
SOUTHRIDGE45PRINCETON26 
SPRINGS VALLEY43SHOALS29 
SULLIVAN55BLOOMFIELD39 
SWITZERLAND COUNTY50SOUTH DEARBORN43 
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH35WEST VIGO25 
TIPPECANOE VALLEY42CULVER ACADEMY33 
TRI-TWP.48CULVER47 
TRI61MORRISTOWN28 
TRITON40ARGOS36 
TWIN LAKES57CARROLL (FLORA)43 
VALPARAISO59KANKAKEE VALLEY33 
WASHINGTON TWP.39RIVER FOREST10 
WASHINGTON61SOUTH KNOX34 
WEST LAFAYETTE37NORTHWESTERN35 
WESTERN BOONE48ROSSVILLE44 
WESTFIELD55TRI-WEST15 
WESTVIEW45PRAIRIE HEIGHTS27 
WESTVILLE37WINAMAC35 
WHITELAND52SPEEDWAY39 
ZIONSVILLE68LAWRENCE NORTH62 

COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RANKINGS

1.            GEORGIA             9-0

2.            OHIO STATE        9-0

3.            MICHIGAN         9-0

4.            TCU                        9-0

5.            TENNESSEE         8-1

6.            OREGON              8-1

7.            LSU                        7-2

8.            USC                        8-1

9.            ALABAMA           7-2

10.          CLEMSON            8-1

11.          MISSISSIPPI        8-1

12.          UCLA                     8-1

13.          UTAH                    7-2

14.          PENN STATE       7-2

15           NORTH CAROLINA 8-1

16.          NC STATE             7-2

17.          TULANE                8-1

18.          TEXAS                   6-3

19.          KANSAS STATE  6-3

20.          NOTRE DAME    6-3

21.          ILLINOIS               7-2

22.          UCF                        7-2

23.          FLORIDA STATE 6-3

24.          KENTUCKY          6-3

25.          WASHINGTON  7-2

WEEK 11 SCHEDULE FOR THE STATE OF INDIANA

BUTLER AT DRAKE, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M.

HANOVER AT FRANKLIN, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M.

INDIANA AT OHIO STATE, NOVEMBER 12 (TIME TBA) (TV: TBA)

INDIANA STATE AT WESTERN ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M. (TV: ESPN+)

INDIANA WESLEYAN VS. MADONNA, NOVEMBER 12 AT NOON (TV: ESPN3)

MANCHESTER AT ANDERSON, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M.

MARIAN AT LAWRENCE TECH, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY, NOVEMBER 12 AT NOON (TV: ABC)

PURDUE AT ILLINOIS, NOVEMBER 12 (TIME TBA) (TV: TBA)

ROSE-HULMAN AT MT. ST. JOSEPH, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:30 P.M. (TV: INDIANA SRN)

ST. FRANCIS AT CONCORDIA, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

TAYLOR VS. SIENA HEIGHTS, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

TRINE AT KALAMAZOO, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1 P.M.

UINDY VS. TRUMAN, NOVEMBER 12 AT 2 P.M.

VALPARAISO AT MARIST, NOVEMBER 12 AT 11 A.M. (TV: ESPN+)

WABASH AT DEPAUW, NOVEMBER 12 AT 1:07 P.M. (TV: XFINITY CHANNEL 81 OR ISC TV)

NATIONAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 11

WEEK 11

TOLEDO 28 BALL STATE 21

EASTERN MICHIGAN 34 AKRON 28

OHIO 37 MIAMI OHIO 21

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 9

NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT WESTERN MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | ESPNU

BUFFALO AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN2

KENT STATE AT BOWLING GREEN | 7 P.M. | CBSSN

THURSDAY, NOV. 10

TULSA AT MEMPHIS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN

GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT LOUISIANA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

FRIDAY, NOV. 11

EAST CAROLINA AT CINCINNATI | 8 P.M. | ESPN2

COLORADO AT USC | 9:30 P.M. | FS1

FRESNO STATE AT UNLV | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN

SATURDAY, NOV. 12

MISSOURI AT TENNESSEE | 12 P.M. | CBS

LSU AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M. | ESPN

INDIANA AT OHIO STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX

VANDERBILT AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

RUTGERS AT MICHIGAN STATE | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

NOTRE DAME VS. NAVY (BALTIMORE, MARYLAND) | 12 P.M. | ABC

LIBERTY AT UCONN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN

OKLAHOMA AT WEST VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | FS1

PURDUE AT ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | ESPN2

VIRGINIA TECH AT DUKE | 12 P.M. | ESPN3

PITT AT VIRGINIA | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

SMU AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 12 P.M. | ESPNU

UL MONROE AT GEORGIA STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

JAMES MADISON AT OLD DOMINION | 1 P.M. | ESPN+

RICE AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+

UMASS AT ARKANSAS STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN3

TEMPLE AT HOUSTON | 3 P.M. | ESPN+

ALABAMA AT OLE MISS | 3:30 P.M. | CBS

NEBRASKA AT MICHIGAN | 3:30 P.M. | ABC

LOUISVILLE AT CLEMSON | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN

UCF AT TULANE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN2

IOWA STATE AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU

MARYLAND AT PENN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | FOX

WISCONSIN AT IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | FS1

BOSTON COLLEGE AT NC STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

ARMY AT TROY | 3:30 P.M. | NFL NETWORK

MIAMI (FLA.) AT GEORGIA TECH | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3

NEW MEXICO AT AIR FORCE | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN

APPALACHIAN STATE AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

CHARLOTTE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN3

LOUISIANA TECH AT UTSA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+

NORTHWESTERN AT MINNESOTA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK

ARIZONA STATE AT WASHINGTON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS

NORTH TEXAS AT UAB | 3:30 P.M. | STADIUM

SOUTH CAROLINA AT FLORIDA | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

LAMAR AT NEW MEXICO STATE | 4 P.M. | FLOFOOTBALL

TEXAS STATE AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+

GEORGIA AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN

WASHINGTON AT OREGON | 7 P.M. | FOX

KANSAS STATE AT BAYLOR | 7 P.M. | FS1

KANSAS AT TEXAS TECH | 7 P.M. | BIG 12/ESPN+

WYOMING AT COLORADO STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN

FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT FIU | 7 P.M. | STADIUM

TCU AT TEXAS | 7:30 P.M. | ABC

NORTH CAROLINA AT WAKE FOREST | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2

TEXAS A&M AT AUBURN | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK

SOUTHERN MISS AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU

FLORIDA STATE AT SYRACUSE | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK

CAL AT OREGON STATE | 9 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORKS

STANFORD AT UTAH | 10 P.M. | ESPN

ARIZONA AT UCLA | 10:30 P.M. | FOX

SAN JOSE STATE AT SAN DIEGO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1

BOISE STATE AT NEVADA | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN

UTAH STATE AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV

NFL WEEK 10

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 10, 2022

ATLANTA FALCONS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS (THU) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO

SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 13, 2022

SEATTLE SEAHAWKS VS TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (MUNICH) 3:30P (CET) 9:30A NFLN

MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT BUFFALO BILLS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

DETROIT LIONS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX

JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

CLEVELAND BROWNS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

HOUSTON TEXANS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS

NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX

DENVER BRONCOS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS

INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS

DALLAS COWBOYS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX

ARIZONA CARDINALS AT LOS ANGELES RAMS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX

LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC*

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2022

WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN

COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCOREBOARD

PURDUE 84 MILWAUKEE 53

COMPLETE TV SCHEDULE, NOVEMBER 7-13: http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/conferences/schedule/_/id/52/ncaa-basketball-conference

WOMEN’S COLLEGE BASKETBALL SCORESBOARD

#14 OHIO STATE 87 #5 TENNESSEE 75

#11 INDIANA 86 VERMONT 49

BOX SCORES:

NHL SCOREBOARD

ARIZONA 4 BUFFALO 1

VEGAS 4 TORONTO 3

VANCOUVER 6 OTTAWA 4

NEW JERSEY 3 CALGARY 2

NY ISLANDERS 4 NY RANGERS 3

PHILADELPHIA 5 ST. LOUIS 1

MONTRÉAL 3 DETROIT 2

EDMONTON 3 TAMPA BAY 2

WINNIPEG 5 DALLAS 1

SEATTLE 5 NASHVILLE 1

LOS ANGELES 1 MINNESOTA 0

BOX SCORES: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/scoreboard.asp

NHL WIRE: http://hosted.stats.com/nhl/wire.asp

TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES

AP SOURCE: SUSPENDED KYRIE IRVING MEETS WITH ADAM SILVER

NEW YORK (AP) Suspended Brooklyn Nets guard Kyrie Irving met with NBA Commissioner Adam Silver on Tuesday, a person with knowledge of the meeting said.

The Nets banned Irving for at least five games without pay on Thursday after he refused to say he had no antisemitic beliefs.

That came hours after Silver said Irving made a “reckless decision” to post on his Twitter feed a link to a film that contains antisemitic material and said he would be meeting with him within a week.

They finally did on Tuesday, the person told The Associated Press, speaking on anonymity because the meeting and its details were private.

Irving eventually deleted the tweet and issued an apology on Instagram, after failing to do so when he met with reporters earlier Thursday.

NBA ALL-STAR PLAYER DWIGHT HOWARD HEADED TO TAIWAN

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) Eight-time NBA All Star Dwight Howard is headed to Taiwan to play for the Taoyuan Leopards in the island’s top division.

“I can’t wait to see the fans, eat the food and have the best time ever … and bring a championship,” the 36-year-old center said in a social media post.

Alongside baseball, basketball is the most popular sport in Taiwan, with both girls and boys high school championships broadcast island-wide.

Howard has collected league records with a clutch of teams, notably the Orlando Magic, and signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2021.

The Leopards are among six teams in the T-1 league, which features numerous players from the U.S. and Europe.

The club did not provide details of the deal with Howard.

AMERICAN BRITTNEY GRINER MOVED TO A PENAL COLONY IN RUSSIA

MOSCOW (AP) The jailed American basketball star Brittney Griner has been moved to a penal colony in Russia, her legal team said Wednesday.

A Russian court rejected her appeal of her nine-year sentence for drug possession last month.

“Brittney was transferred from the detention center in Iksha on the 4th November. She is now on her way to a penal colony. We do not have any information on her exact current location or her final destination,” the statement from her legal team said.

White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said, “Every minute that Brittney Griner must endure wrongful detention in Russia is a minute too long. As the Administration continues to work tirelessly to secure her release, the President has directed the Administration to prevail on her Russian captors to improve her treatment and the conditions she may be forced to endure in a penal colony. As we have said before, the U.S. Government made a significant offer to the Russians to resolve the current unacceptable and wrongful detentions of American citizens. “

Griner, an eight-time all-star center with the WNBA’s Phoenix Mercury and a two-time Olympic gold medalist, was convicted Aug. 4 after police said they found vape canisters containing cannabis oil in her luggage at Moscow’s Sheremetyevo Airport.

Griner admitted that she had the canisters in her luggage, but testified that she had inadvertently packed them in haste and that she had no criminal intent. Her defense team presented written statements that she had been prescribed cannabis to treat pain.

HARTFORD MEN’S BASKETBALL COACH JOHN GALLAGHER RESIGNS

WEST HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Coach John Gallagher has resigned less than two years after leading the Hartford men’s basketball team to its first NCAA Tournament.

Gallagher, who was named head coach in 2010, sent his resignation letter to university President Greg Woodward on Monday, the eve of the first game of the season, which will be the school’s last at the Division I level.

In his letter, Gallagher said the school had consistently undermined the program “to the point where player safety and well-being has been jeopardized.” He cited a preseason scrimmage at Dartmouth in late October when one of his players was injured and wasn’t immediately tended to because the school did not send an athletic trainer with the team.

The university disputed Gallagher’s claims, saying in a statement they were “full of inaccuracies.”

“The safety of our students is always our top priority,” the statement said. “For the recent Dartmouth scrimmage he referenced, the University confirmed there would be athletic training on site to assist both UHart and Dartmouth student-athletes. This is an institution with highly qualified medical staff and facilities. Additionally, other members of our staff have always had a University-sponsored credit card for planned meals and expenses. We are confident that these baseless claims and attacks will be disproved through the legal process.”

The university said it would announce an interim coach for the men’s basketball program.

Gallagher’s departure comes as the university prepares to transition to Division III after this season. In May 2021, the university announced the decision to move in an attempt to save money and place more emphasis on academics.

The men’s basketball program competed in the America East Conference and won its 2021 tournament to earn an automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. The team is competing this year as an independent and will become a member of Division III’s Commonwealth Coast Conference beginning in 2023-24.

STEELERS OPTIMISTIC STAR LB T.J. WATT WILL RETURN VS. SAINTS

PITTSBURGH (AP) The Pittsburgh Steelers could get a much-needed jolt as they begin the second half of their season.

Coach Mike Tomlin said Tuesday the team is optimistic that star outside linebacker T.J. Watt will be available for Sunday’s visit from New Orleans.

Watt, the NFL’s reigning Defensive Player of the Year, has been out since sustaining a left pectoral injury late in regulation of a Week 1 overtime win over Cincinnati. The Steelers have slumped without him and come off their bye week at 2-6, the team’s worst record through eight games since 2013.

While Tomlin cautioned there is still “some work ahead of us” for both Watt and safety Damontae Kazee (out all year with a wrist injury) before they are activated off injured reserve, they appear to be ready to go barring a late setback.

“Obviously, those are two veteran players that are NFL capable and obviously going to be positive contributors to our efforts if available,” Tomlin said.

Pittsburgh’s pass rush has essentially disappeared during Watt’s absence. The Steelers racked up seven sacks in the season opener against the Bengals and have managed all of eight in the seven games since Watt’s exit.

Watt, who tied Hall of Famer Michael Strahan’s NFL record last season by getting 22 1/2 sacks, should provide a boost as Pittsburgh attempts to emerge from a disappointing first half.

“TJ is who he is,” Tomlin said. “It’s not mystical the things that he’s able to do. I don’t know any of us are surprised with what he’s capable of getting done. We eagerly await his return.”

Watt made an effort to stay closely involved, including wearing a headset on the sideline during games, though Tomlin pointed out that Watt “didn’t make any plays” while serving as the highest-paid volunteer assistant coach in the NFL.

Kazee could also be ready to join a secondary that has essentially been a revolving door through eight games. The Steelers have had 10 players suit up at cornerback or safety, with middling results.

It’s one of the reasons they traded for cornerback Will Jackson last week, though Tomlin said Jackson is dealing with a back injury. Jackson saw his time in Washington effectively end when he injured his back earlier this season.

Tomlin called both players “been there, done that guys.”

“I think anytime you get veteran presence, it’s an asset to you,” he said.

Several other defensive players are dealing with injuries that could limit their practice time this week. Linebacker Myles Jack (knee), defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi (knee), cornerback Levi Wallace (shoulder) and cornerback Ahkello Witherspoon (hamstring) are also banged up.

RAIDERS WAIVE FORMER 1ST-ROUND PICK JOHNATHAN ABRAM

HENDERSON, Nev. (AP) Safety Johnathan Abram, who failed to meet the expectations of a first-round draft pick, was waived Tuesday by the Las Vegas Raiders.

The Raiders announced the move on Twitter.

Abram, who was drafted 27th overall in 2019 out of Mississippi State, started the first seven games this season before being moved to a reserve role the past two weeks and having his playing time slashed.

He didn’t make the impact expected of a first-round selection and particularly struggled in pass coverage.

His release continues the Raiders’ makeover of the prior regime headed by coach Jon Gruden and general manager Mike Mayock.

The Raiders used six first-round draft picks between 2019-21, and only running back Josh Jacobs and defensive lineman Clelin Ferrell remain. Both players did not have their fifth-year options picked up by the club before the season.

Another former first-round pick from the previous era, offensive lineman Alex Leatherwood, was waived in August. He was drafted 17th overall last year.

NFL FLEXES WEEK 11 CHIEFS-CHARGERS MATCHUP TO PRIME TIME

NEW YORK (AP) The NFL has made its first change of the season to its “Sunday Night Football” schedule by moving the Nov. 20 game between the Kansas City Chiefs and Los Angeles Chargers into prime time.

The game between the AFC West rivals will kick off at 8:20 p.m. EST on NBC with the matchup between the Cincinnati Bengals and Pittsburgh Steelers moving to 4:25 p.m. EST on CBS.

The Chargers will appear on Sunday night in consecutive weeks. They will travel to San Francisco to take on the 49ers in prime time on Sunday. The Bolts are also scheduled to host the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday night on Jan. 1 in Week 17.

The Chiefs will be making their third of four scheduled Sunday night appearances. They defeated Tampa Bay on Oct. 2 and Tennessee in overtime this past Sunday. Kansas City is also scheduled to play Denver under the lights on Dec. 11.

GIANTS’ MCKINNEY ACCEPTS RESPONSIBILITY FOR ATV ACCIDENT

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) New York Giants safety Xavier McKinney accepted responsibility for the off-road accident that injured his left hand during the bye week and will force him to miss at least the next four games.

Speaking to reporters on Tuesday for the first time since the mishap in Mexico last week, McKinney said his injured fingers were surgically repaired when he returned to the United States. He wore a hard cast on his hand and a sling over his shoulder. There is no timetable for his return.

McKinney was vague in giving details about the accident which he said happened on Wednesday of last week. The 23-year-old would not say whether he was a passenger or was driving what he described as a Can-Am. When he tweeted about the accident Monday he had said it was on an ATV.

He said the vehicle tilted over and he fell on his hand during a sightseeing tour in Cabo. He later said the vehicle did not flip over and something hit his hand, but he didn’t know what it was.

“So like I said, it was unfortunate, luckily, and I thank God that it wasn’t anything worse,” said the three-year veteran who relays calls from defensive coordinator Wink Martindale to the players on the field. “But like I said, it wasn’t anything that was reckless that was going on. It just kind of a freak, freak accident.”

Coach Brian Daboll would not give details of McKinney’s injury or whether he would be subject to team discipline.

The Giants (6-2) put McKinney on the non-football injury list, meaning he will miss at least the next four games. There is a chance the team could withhold pay from McKinney because the accident was off the field.

McKinney said the injury has emotionally taken a toll on him, especially with the Giants in the hunt for the first playoff berth since 2016.

“I know how much we have collectively as a group put into what we’ve done to build where we’re at now,” he said. “So it hurts a lot from me. Mentally. It’s been kind of a mental roller coaster for me, but, you know, I’m gonna continue to be here for my team.”

McKinney said there is no timeline for his return, but he will help teammates in meetings and at practice. He has been told he will have full use of his fingers when he recovers.

Rookie Dane Belton and veteran Landon Collins will replace McKinney on Sunday when the Giants play host to the Houston Texans (1-6-1).

Belton will get more of the pass coverage assignments and Collins will get more of the run situations.

Safety Julian Love will relay the plays from Martindale to the defense.

Love said replacing McKinney will be tough.

“He’s a rising star in this league, it’s tough to replace,” Love said. “He’s a guy who’s been holding down the deep part of the field for us, is able to do some good things for us to play fundamental football.

“I think the emphasis has to be on guys just to not let it feel like there’s such a big hole. That’s going to take, honestly, a community of guys right now to step up and fill the roles that he’s been able to play this season.”

Quarterback Daniel Jones said the team feels for McKinney, who led the team with five interceptions in 2021.

“I think guys are doing different things, and it’s their choice how they want to spend their time,” Jones said. “You can ask Xavier. He probably regrets it, and we feel for him. I think he certainly doesn’t want to be in that situation. We’ll support him. The next guy up has got to be ready to go.”

CFP RANKINGS: GEORGIA GRABS NO. 1 SPOT, TCU BREAKS INTO TOP 4

Georgia moved into the No. 1 overall spot of Tuesday’s College Football Playoff rankings, while Ohio State, Michigan, and TCU rounded out the top four.

The Bulldogs jumped from No. 3 to the top of the rankings after a convincing 27-13 victory over Tennessee.

The Horned Frogs moved up three spots after continuing their 9-0 start with a win over Texas Tech. TCU’s offense has powered its undefeated start with an average of 43.1 points per game.

Tennessee and Oregon are on the outside looking in as the fifth and sixth seeds, respectively.

The Volunteers sat atop the first CFP rankings, but their drop comes after a strong Georgia defense neutralized their offense. Heisman candidate Hendon Hooker was held without a passing touchdown and totaled just 17 rushing yards on 18 attempts in the loss to the Bulldogs.

Oregon moves two spots from their initial No. 8 position in last week’s rankings. The Ducks have now won eight games in a row and have scored 40-plus points in every game during their winning streak.

CLEMSON’S SWINNEY: IF DJ CAN’T IMPROVE, “SOMEONE ELSE” PLAYS

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) Clemson coach Dabo Swinney is prepared to do what it takes to improve his struggling offense – even if that means benching starting quarterback DJ Uiagalelei for more than a series or two.

Uiagalelei, a 6-foot-3, 235-pound junior, was removed from each of the past two games, the last a demoralizing 35-14 loss at No. 20 Notre Dame last week that ended the undefeated start of the 12th-ranked Tigers (8-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast Conference).

Uiagalelei will start this week at home against Louisville (6-3, 3-3), Swinney said, but if he can’t find his form from earlier this season, he won’t stay in.

“He has to play better and get back on track. That’s the reality of the situation,” Swinney said Tuesday. “We’ve watched every play with him. If you don’t play better, someone else gets a chance.”

The past two games that’s been five-star freshman backup Cade Klubnik, with mixed results.

Uiagalelei left the Syracuse game on Oct. 22 in the third quarter after three turnovers and Clemson trailing 21-10. Klubnik sparked a fourth-quarter rally and a 27-21 victory that, combined with an upcoming bye week, was the perfect way for Uiagalelei and the Tigers’ offense to refresh and regroup for the stretch run.

Instead, Clemson played its worst game of the season in all phases – it had a punt blocked for a TD, Uiagalelei and Klubnik each threw interceptions leading to scores, and the Irish ran for 271 yards.

Swinney said that’s not all on Uiagalelei, who in 2020 threw for 439 yards at Notre Dame Stadium as a freshman in his second career start.

Uiagalelei “doesn’t punt protect and he’s not asked to stop the run,” Swinney said.

Still, for the Tigers to cling to their fading College Football Playoff hopes, somebody has to play at a high level.

The offense has not lost faith in Uiagalelei, according to left tackle Jordan McFadden.

“Being around DJ for the last three years, I still don’t have any doubt in him,” he said. “I believe in him 100%. He’s a battler.”

Uiaglelei was expected to seamlessly take over in 2021 for NFL No. 1 overall draft pick Trevor Lawrence and continue Clemson’s run of six straight ACC titles and CFP berths. Instead, Clemson opened 2-2 and slipped from all championship contention.

Uiagalelei committed to improving with a healthier mindset (pushing out criticisms), better technique and a slimmer body after losing 30 pounds in the offseason.

The changes seemed to work with Uiagalelei throwing 17 touchdowns against two interceptions in Clemson’s first seven wins. Then came Syracuse and he was picked twice and gave up a 90-yard fumble return TD with Clemson inside the Orange 10-yard line.

Despite Klubnik’s performance, Uiagalelei was back in charge last week. He finished 29 of 37 for 191 yards and a late touchdown pass to Joseph Ngata with Notre Dame comfortably out front. Uiagalelei also was picked for a 96-yard touchdown return.

With Clemson wanting to finish strong – and hold onto its fading CFP hopes – the offense needs to get going as it did in averaging almost 39 points a game through its first seven contests.

“We’re in a rut,” said Kyle Richardson, the tight ends coach and pass game coordinator. “And nobody’s sitting here trying to disagree with that. We’ve got to play better, we’ve got to coach better.”

No one, though, is pushing the panic button on this team or any of its players, Richardson said, including Uiagalelei.

The job this week will be once more getting Uiagalelei to play more decisively and get caught up in making the perfect read. He’s done it earlier in the season and Richardson is confident he’ll do it again.

Swinney hopes so, too.

He has faith in both Uiagalelei and Klubnik, who’s completed 9 of 20 throws with a touchdown and last week’s interception at Notre Dame.

“The only thing worse than 8-1 is 8-2,” Swinney said. “We want to get to 9-1 and be who I know we are.”

BIG 10 FOOTBALL: WEEK 11 FOOTBALL RELEASE

• With just three weekends remaining in the regular season, all 14 Big Ten teams will take the field this week. The action opens on Saturday at noon ET and features seven conference games and six divisional matchups. The complete schedule can be found to the right.

• Michigan and Ohio State sit atop the East Division standings with matching 6-0 Big Ten records, while Penn State is third at 4-2 in conference play. Illinois leads the West Division with a 4-2 Big Ten record, followed by Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue and Wisconsin in second at 3-3.

• Two of the nation’s four remaining undefeated FBS teams call the Big Ten home, as Michigan and Ohio State are both 9-0. The Buckeyes have won 28 straight games against unranked teams, the longest active streak nationally, while the Wolverines are 9-0 for the first time since 2016.

• Four Big Ten teams appear in the AP Poll this week, highlighted by two of the top four teams. Ohio State leads the conference at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Michigan, No. 14 Penn State and No. 21 Illinois. The College Football Playoff will release its latest top 25 rankings on Tuesday, Nov. 8. The Big Ten boasted four teams included in the CFP’s first rankings of the season, which were released on Nov. 1.

• Michigan and Ohio State are the only two FBS teams in the country with top-10 rankings in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Wolverines rank third defensively (12.1 points per game) and fifth offensively (42.2 points per game), while the Buckeyes lead the nation offensively (45.8 points per game) and rank eighth defensively (15.8 points per game).

• Three additional Big Ten teams rank in the top 25 in terms of scoring defense: Illinois (1st, 10.4 points per game), Minnesota (4th, 14.2 points per game), Iowa (5th, 15.8 points per game) and Wisconsin (24th, 20.6 points per game).

• Ohio State’s 21-7 victory against Northwestern on Saturday marked the program’s 70th consecutive game with at least 20 points, marking a new all-time FBS record. The Buckeyes have won 28 straight games against unranked teams, which is the longest active streak nationally and improve to 43-4 in road games in the last 10 years, the best record nationally.

• Michigan shut out Rutgers 38-0 in the second half, allowing a single first down in the final two frames, en route to the Wolverines’ 52-17 victory on Saturday. The Wolverines’ 52 points marked the third-most on the road for the program this century.

• Wolverine quarterback J.J. McCarthy won his eighth straight start to begin his career, becoming the first Michigan quarterback to begin his career 8-0 since Wilton Speight in 2016. Running back Blake Corum recorded his sixth consecutive 100-yard rushing game, the third-longest streak by a Wolverine since 2000.

• The Illinois defense remains one of the most elite units in the nation, leading the FBS in scoring defense (10.44 points allowed per game), total defense (232.2 yards allowed per game), passing defense (152.6 yards allowed per game), and interceptions (16).

• Illini running back Chase Brown leads the nation with 1,344 rushing yards this season, with 756 of those yards coming after contact. He also leads the nation in all-purpose yards (1,485) without having return duties. Brown recorded his 10th-straight 100-yard rushing game on Saturday against Michigan State.

• Six Big Ten schools – Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio State and Penn State – have clinched bowl berths by reaching six victories on the season. The Big Ten will continue to feature the largest bowl lineup in conference history, and the full list of Big Ten postseason destinations can be found on page five.

• Iowa’s Jack Campbell was named a finalist for the 2022 William V. Campbell Trophy on Oct. 26. Now in its 33rd year, the Campbell Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete. The finalists will travel to the 64th NFF Annual Awards Dinner Presented by Las Vegas on Dec. 6, where one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 33rd Campbell Trophy and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.

• Seven Big Ten Conference programs appear in the top 25 of the latest NCAA attendance rankings, including the nation’s top three schools: No. 1 Michigan (110,224 fans per game), No. 2 Penn State (107,540), No. 3 Ohio State (104,438), No. 11 Nebraska (86,732), No. 17 Wisconsin (73,898), No. 20 Michigan State (72,786) and No. 21 Iowa (69,250). Additionally, Big Ten teams own 14 of the top 15 single-game attendance highs this season, including the top nine spots. Week-by-week attendance details can be found on page five.

• The 2022 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 3, at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium and will be televised nationally on FOX. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game.

• The 2022 campaign features 94 All-Big Ten honorees (first-, second-, third-team or honorable mention) selected by either the coaches or the media last season. Ohio State leads the way, welcoming back 17 All-Big Ten honorees this season. Each team has at least one All-Big Ten performer returning this season, with 56 of the 94 returning All-Big Ten players coming from the East Division.

• This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Saturday, December 31, 2022, at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl and Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Los Angeles region will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 9, 2023, at SoFi Stadium. The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game.
 

Saturday, November 12, 2022
AwayHomeTimeLocationLinks
IndianaOhio State12:00 P.M.Columbus, Ohio (Conf.)TV: FOX Stats Radio: IU Radio Network
PurdueIllinois12:00 P.M.Champaign, Ill. (Conf.)TV: ESPN2 Stats Radio: WAZY (96.5 FM)
RutgersMichigan State12:00 P.M.East Lansing, MI (Conf.)TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: Spartan Media Network Video
NebraskaMichigan3:30 P.M.Ann Arbor, Mich. (Conf.)TV: ABC StatsVideo
NorthwesternMinnesota3:30 P.M.Huntington Bank Stadium (Conf.)TV: BTN Stats Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM Video
WisconsinIowa3:30 P.M.Iowa City, IA (Conf.)TV: FS1 Stats
MarylandPenn State3:30 P.M.University Park, Pa. (Conf.)TV: FOX Stats Radio: Penn State Sports Network Video

RIZZO, BASSITT TURN DOWN OPTIONS, AMONG 11 NOW FREE AGENTS

LAS VEGAS (AP) First baseman Anthony Rizzo became a free agent again when he declined his $16 million option with the New York Yankees for 2023.

Pitcher Chris Bassitt declined his $19 million option with the New York Mets and followed rotation mates Jacob deGrom and Taijuan Walker into free agency.

They were among 11 players who became free agents Tuesday, raising the total to 151. About 33 more players are potentially eligible to go free by Thursday, joining a free agent class headed by Aaron Judge, Trea Turner and Dansby Swanson, deGrom, Carlos Correa and Xander Bogaerts.

Acquired from the Chicago Cubs at the 2021 trade deadline, Rizzo went free after the 2021 season and stayed with the Yankees for a deal that paid $16 million this year.

He hit 32 home runs for the fourth time in his career – he’s never hit more – and had 75 RBIs in 130 games despite a .224 batting average. The 33-year-old was sidelined between Aug. 31 and Sept. 18 by back pain and headaches from an epidural injection to treat his back.

Rizzo’s home runs were 40% of the Yankees’ 77 by left-handed batters and his RBIs were 37% of the 202 by New York’s lefties.

Bassitt gets a $150,000 buyout, completing a one-year deal for $8.8 million. The 33-year-old went 5-9 with a 3.42 ERA in 30 starts after the Mets acquired him from Oakland at the end of the lockout.

San Diego declined a $20 million option on 31-year-old outfielder Wil Myers, who gets a $1 million buyout that completes an $83 million, six-year contract. He hit .261 with seven homers and 41 RBIs.

Colorado turned down an $8 million team option on reliever Scott Oberg, who has not pitched since 2019 due to blood clots in his arms. Oberg completed a $13 million, three-year contract.

Left-hander Andrew Chafin turned down $6.5 million option with Detroit, making his deal worth $6.5 million for one season. He went 2-3 with a 2.83 ERA in 64 relief appearances.

NL champion Philadelphia declined a $17 million option on second baseman Jean Segura, who gets a $1 million buyout that finishes a $70 million five-year deal. Phillies right-hander Zach Eflin turned down a $15 million mutual option for a $150,000 buyout, completing a $5.7 million, one-year contract.

Minnesota declined options on right-handers Chris Archer ($10 million) and Dylan Bundy ($11 million) and first baseman Miguel Sano ($14 million) in favor of buyouts of $750,000 for Archer, $1 million for Bundy and $2.75 million for Sano, who finished a $30 million, three-year contract.

Infielder Josh Harrison’s $5,625,000 option was declined by the Chicago White Sox in favor of a $1.5 million buyout.

CLEVELAND’S CHRIS ANTONETTI VOTED MLB EXECUTIVE OF THE YEAR

LAS VEGAS (AP) Cleveland Guardians President of Baseball Operations Chris Antonetti was voted Major League Baseball’s Executive of the Year on Tuesday after his young team won the AL Central with a $68 million payroll that was 27th among the 30 teams.

Cleveland went 92-70 while using 17 players who made their major league debuts. The youngest team in the postseason, the Guardians lost a five-game Division Series to the New York Yankees.

Antonetti, 47, has been in charge of Cleveland’s baseball operations as general manager from 2011-15 and president of baseball operations since October 2015.

A 1996 graduate of Georgetown with a master’s degree from Massachusetts in business administration, Antonetti started in MLB as a Montreal Expos intern in 1997 and became assistant director of player development that November. He joined Cleveland in 1999 and became assistant general manager three years later.

In voting conducted by major league clubs before the postseason, Atlanta Braves president of baseball operations Alex Anthopoulos was second and Seattle Mariners president of baseball operations Jerry Dipoto was third.

Oakland executive vice president of baseball operations Billy Beane won the initial award in 2018, followed by Tampa Bay general manager Erik Neander in 2019, Los Angeles Dodgers President of Baseball Operations Andrew Friedman in 2020 and San Francisco Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi last year.

The award was announced on the first full day of the annual general managers meetings.

GOLDEN KNIGHTS BEAT MAPLE LEAFS 4-3 IN OT, WIN 8TH STRAIGHT

TORONTO (AP) Reilly Smith scored his second goal of the game 23 seconds into overtime and the Vegas Golden Knights beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 Tuesday night for their eighth straight win.

Jack Eichel and Nicolas Roy also scored for Vegas, which has won 12 of 14 this season. William Karlsson had two assists and Logan Thompson stopped 28 shots.

In the extra period, Smith took a breakaway pass from Shea Theodore and roofed a backhand on Kallgren for his seventh of the season. Vegas finished a sweep of the two-game season series, also beating Toronto 3-1 at home on Oct. 24 to start the streak.

“Enjoying every minute of it,” Smith said. “We’re rolling with the punches and finding ways to win.”

Timothy Liljegren scored twice and Mitch Marner had a goal and an assist for Toronto, and Erik Kallgren made 16 saves. The Maple Leafs snapped a three-game win streak, including victories against Boston at home on Saturday and at Carolina on Sunday.

“Tough stretch,” Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said. “Three games in four nights against three elite teams. Five out of six points feels good. But tonight’s a sign that we’ve still got a ways to go in terms of managing the game, because that should be six points.”

The Maple Leafs trailed 2-1 after 20 minutes, and Kallgren kept them within one in the second period with breakaway stops on Keegan Kolesar, William Carrier and Smith. Marner then tied it with a great individual effort to get his third of the season with 6:10 remaining in the period. It extended his point streak to seven games.

Toronto took its first lead with just over three minutes left as Marner sent a slick no-look ass to Liljegren, and the defenseman got his second of the night – and second of the season.

Marner flipped the puck out of play for a delay-of-game penalty early in the third period, but Kallgren bailed out his teammate with a big stop on Chandler Stephenson.

Toronto got a power play of its own midway through the period, and had its top unit on the ice for 1:21 before a mistake at the offensive blue line led to a 2-on-1 short-handed rush that Smith buried for his sixth of the season with 8:17 to go.

“Got to do a better job of looking up there and keeping fresher guys on the ice,” Marner said. “Especially that time of the game.”

Vegas opened the scoring 45 seconds into the game after Leafs defenseman Rasmus Sandin turned the puck over at the offensive blue line. Carrier had his ensuing breakaway stopped by Kallgren, but the puck trickled through and the hard-charging Roy was there to deposit it for his fourth.

The Leafs responded at 5:05 when Liljegren took a feed from David Kampf to score his first.

However, after Liljegren’s giveaway, Eichel scored his sixth to move the Golden Knights back ahead with 2:05 left in the opening period.

MURRAY GETTING CLOSER

Kallgren has been pressed into action with both Matt Murray and Ilya Samsonov dealing with injuries. Murray is scheduled to take part in Wednesday’s practice – the goaltender’s first on-ice session with the main group since injuring his groin/abductor on Oct. 15.

Samsonov carried the bulk of the load with Murray out, but suffered a knee injury in Saturday’s win against Boston. Toronto coach Sheldon Keefe said Tuesday he is considered week-to-week.

UP NEXT

Golden Knights: At Buffalo on Thursday night in the finale of a five-game trip.

Maple Leafs: Host Pittsburgh on Friday night in the second of a three-game homestand.

DEVILS BEAT FLAMES 3-2 ON HISCHIER GOAL FOR 7TH WIN IN ROW

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) The New Jersey Devils are not only winning, they are doing it even when they don’t play well.

Nico Hischier scored off a rush with 8:10 to play and the New Jersey Devils beat the slumping Calgary Flames 3-2 Tuesday night for their seventh straight win.

“I mean it wasn’t pretty for sure. It wasn’t our best game,” Hischier said. “I think we didn’t have our legs in the first period, to be honest, was embarrassing. But we found a way and came back and in the end, if you’re going to win those games, it’s huge.”

Dougie Hamilton and Ryan Graves also scored as the Devils (10-3) matched their longest winning streak since February 2011. Vitek Vanececk made 33 saves in helping New Jersey overcome a sub-par performance in returning from a three-game trip western Canada.

“I thought the energy in our building was great. Even the fact that we came out on our heels and I just got to say, they parked us on our heels,” Devils coach Lindy Ruff said. “But again, a great sign that we’re able to overcome that. I thought their goalie made some really big saves too or we could have probably scored three or four.”

Nazem Kadri and Tyler Toffoli scored power-play goals for the Flames, who have lost six straight (0-4-2). Jacob Markstrom made 17 saves.

Kadri said the Flames have a right to feel a little frustrated after losing two straight in overtime and then being beaten in a game they played well.

‘”‘It’s OK to let it out sometimes,” Kadri said of the frustration. “But at the end of the day, frustration isn’t going to get you nowhere. It’s just going to dig you a deeper hole. So at the end of the day, I believe in the guys in here. We’re just going to have to dig in.”

Hischier’s sixth goal came against the flow of play. The Flames kept the puck in the Devils’ end for about two-plus minutes. Tomas Tatar got the puck out of the zone to Hamilton, who found Hischier coming down the middle. His shot beat Markstrom between the pads.

“I have to be honest. I first couldn’t believe it, because I had this pump-fake, five hole move in my head but I thought I’m way too far out, but somehow I didn’t see it going in and it still got in so it was pretty cool,” Hischier said. “Got me fired up.”

Toffoli’s had tied the game at 2-all at 5:13 of the third period with a power-play shot from the left circle that beat Vanecek to the top corner of the net. It came 20 seconds after Miles Wood was called for holding.

Despite being outshot 23-15 and having two goals nullified after Calgary challenges, the Devils led 2-1 after two periods on goals by Graves and Hamilton, the latter with a two-man advantage.

Kadri had give Calgary a 1-0 lead at 11:58 of the first period, a session in which the Flames held a 14-5 shot advantage. The tally was the seventh of the season for Kadri and it came on a wicked shot from the right circle on a power play.

The Devils had a goal by defenseman Jonas Siegenthaler overturned in the first period and another by Yegor Sharangovich taken off the board early in the second. The Devils entered the offensive zone too early on Siegenthaler’s goal and Sharangovich used a kicking motion to put kicked the puck into the net on his.

NOTES: Flames coach Darryl Sutter said center Jonathan Huberdeau was scratched because he could not get his foot in his stake. The team had said he had an upper body injury. … The Flames used forward Adam Ruzicka and defenseman Dennis Gilbert in the lineup. Gilbert knocked down Devils F Nathan Bastian in a one-side fight. … The Devils were outshot for only the second time this season. … Vanecek has won six in a row. … Devils G Mackenzie Blackwood is going to be sidelined 3-to-6 week with a knee injury. Akira Schmid is now the backup.

UP NEXT

Flames: At Boston on Thursday night to wrap up a three-game road trip.

Devils: Host Ottawa on Thursday night in the second of a three-game homestand.

CAUFIELD, SUZUKI SCORE IN SHOOTOUT, CANADIENS BEAT RED WINGS

DETROIT (AP) Cole Caufield and Nick Suzuki scored in the shootout and the Montreal Canadiens beat the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 on Tuesday night.

David Perron was the only Red Wings player to score during the shootout. Detroit captain Dylan Larkin shot wide on the third attempt to give Montreal the victory.

During regulation time, Larkin also failed to convert on a first-period penalty shot.

The win was Montreal’s first at Detroit since Feb. 26, 2019, ending a four-game skid.

“I thought we got tested character wise and I’m proud of the way the group fought through it,” Canadiens coach Martin St. Louis said.

Montreal’s Mike Hoffman scored two first-period goals on similar plays. He gave the Canadiens a 1-0 lead at 5:41, driving the rebound of Brendan Gallagher’s shot past Detroit netminder Ville Husso.

Hoffman’s second goal came with 15.2 seconds left in the opening period. Again, Husso got his left pad on a shot by Gallagher, only to have a wide-open Hoffman fire the rebound into the Detroit net.

“That’s just simple hockey right there,” Hoffman said. “You try to be in the right place at the right time and sometimes you are rewarded.”

Hoffman had scored one goal in 10 games this season before Tuesday.

Austin Czarnik got Detroit’s first goal. He converted Dominik Kubalik’s pass from the slot at 16:29 of the first period. It was Czarnik’s first NHL goal since Jan. 21, 2022, when he was playing for the New York Islanders.

Red Wings forward Lucas Raymond made it 2-all at the 10:36 mark of the third period. Taking a feed from Pius Suter, Raymond whipped a low shot past Montreal goalie Jake Allen. It was Raymond’s fifth goal in six games.

“When he has an edge to his game, he’s winning battles, he’s getting hard goals along with some skilled goals,” Detroit coach Derek Lalonde said. “He’s been really good of late and we’ve needed him.”

Late in the third period, Montreal successfully killed off a boarding major assessed to Juraj Slafkovsky. The first player chosen in the 2022 NHL entry draft, Slafkovsky was assessed a major and game misconduct for driving Detroit forward Matt Luff head-first into the boards with a check from behind. Luff didn’t return to the game.

“The right call was made,” Lalonde said. “It’s the exact hit you want to try to avoid, because of exactly what happened. A player got seriously injured.”

The Red Wings were 0 for 7 on the power play.

Allen made 41 saves, including the first-period penalty-shot stop on Larkin. Larkin was awarded the free shot after he was slashed by Montreal forward Kirby Dach while on a breakaway.

“It’s tough to judge that first look,” Lalonde said of Larkin’s miss.

“He was gassed and he made a tired play on the penalty shot.”

Husso stopped 31 shots for Detroit. He saw his personal three-game winning streak come to an end.

TRAINER’S ROOM

Detroit is expecting forward Oskar Sundqvist (upper body) to be back for Thursday’s game against the New York Rangers. He’s missed the last seven games. Forward Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body) and defenseman Jake Walman (shoulder surgery) are scheduled to return during next week’s West Coast road trip.

UP NEXT

Canadiens: Open three-game homestand on Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks.

Red Wings: At home to the New York Rangers on Thursday night.

TOP INDIANA RELEASES/HEADLINES

COLTS RELEASE UNOFFICIAL DEPTH CHART FOR WEEK 10 GAME VS. LAS VEGAS RAIDERS

OFFENSE

» WR: Alec Pierce, Mike Strachan

» LT: Dennis Kelly, Bernhard Raimann

» LG: Quenton Nelson

» C: Ryan Kelly, Wesley French

» RG: Matt Pryor, Danny Pinter, Will Fries

» RT: Braden Smith

» TE: Mo Alie-Cox

» TE: Kylen Granson, Jelani Woods

» WR: Parris Campbell, Keke Coutee

» WR: Michael Pittman Jr.

» QB: Sam Ehlinger, Nick Foles, Matt Ryan

» RB: Jonathan Taylor, Deon Jackson, Zack Moss

  • Interim head coach Jeff Saturday said on Monday Sam Ehlinger will continue forward as the team’s starting quarteback.

DEFENSE

» DE: Kwity Paye, Dayo Odeyingbo

» DT: DeForest Buckner, Byron Cowart, Chris Williams

» NT: Grover Stewart, Eric Johnson II

» DE: Yannick Ngakoue, Ifeadi Odenigbo, Ben Banogu

» WLB: Bobby Okereke, E.J. Speed, Grant Stuard

» MLB: Shaquille Leonard

» SAM: Zaire Franklin, JoJo Domann

» CB: Brandon Facyson, Dallis Flowers

» FS: Julian Blackmon, Rodney Thomas II

» SS: Rodney McLeod Jr., Nick Cross, Trevor Denbow

» N: Kenny Moore II, Tony Brown

» CB: Stephon Gilmore, Isaiah Rodgers Sr.

  • Linebacker Bobby Okereke forced a fumble (which he recovered), as did cornerback Isaiah Rodgers, in the Colts’ Week 9 loss to the New England Patriots.
  • Defensive tackle DeForest Buckner notched the 50th sack of his career on Sunday, too.
  • Defensive tackle Grover Stewart had two more tackles for a loss, bringing the run-stuffer’s total to six through nine games – which ties his career high. Stewart’s 48 tackles are five short of tying his career high, while he’s one sack short of tying his career high in that department, too.
  • Linebacker Shaquille Leonard played 34 snaps (54 percent) against the Patriots as the Colts continue to be intentional about bringing along the three-time first-team AP All-Pro.

SPECIALISTS

» P: Matt Haack

» PK: Chase McLaughlin

» H: Matt Haack

» LS: Luke Rhodes

» KR: Isaiah Rodgers Sr.

» PR: Keke Coutee

  • Kicker Chase McLaughlin connected on a 40-yard field goal and missed a 39-yarder, and now is 14/16 (87.5 percent) on the season.
  • The Patriots blocked one of punter Matt Haack‘s kicks and recovered it at the Colts’ three-yard line. Haack averaged 43.5 yards on eight punts, and had two downed inside the 20-yard line in Week 9.

PACERS PREVIEW: VS NUGGETS

After an up and down start, the Indiana Pacers have won four of their last five games and can get over the .500 mark for the first time this season with a win over the Denver Nuggets.

The Pacers (5-5) will host reigning two-time NBA MVP Nikola Jokić and the Nuggets (7-3) Wednesday at Gainbridge Fieldhouse for their third game of a four-game homestand.

On Monday, the Pacers beat the New Orleans Pelicans 129-122 behind a historic night by veteran center Myles Turner.

Against the Pelicans, Turner scored 37 points on 11-for-18 shooting while collecting 12 rebounds and tallying three blocks.

Turner now has 1,001 career blocks, which is good for the fourth-most in Pacers franchise history. Just Jermaine O’Neal (1,245), Rik Smits (1,111) and Herb Williams (1,094) have more blocks than Turner.

Since Turner returned from injury on Oct. 26, the Pacers have a record of 4-2.

Also against the Pelicans, Pacers guard Buddy Hield scored 20 points for the fourth time in five games while point guard Tyrese Haliburton (20 points, 13 assists) and forward Jalen Smith (15 points, 11 rebounds) each secured double-doubles.

In his first career NBA start, Pacers rookie Andrew Nembhard turned heads, scoring 15 points while matching a season-high five assists and pulling down three rebounds.

All five Pacers starters, as well as T.J. McConnell off the bench, finished in double-digit scoring against the Pelicans.

As a team, the Pacers shot 50 percent from the field including making 22 of 49 3-point attempts.

Denver enters Wednesday’s game with back-to-back wins over the San Antonio Spurs, including a 115-109 victory on Monday.

In the most recent matchup with the Spurs, Jokić recorded 26 points, 10 assists and eight rebounds in 34 minutes while Michael Porter Jr. scored 24 points for the Nuggets. Denver point guard Jamal Murray, who returns this season after missing all of last year due to an ACL injury, finished with 19 points, six assists and five rebounds against the Spurs.

The Nuggets’ offensive game has been among the most efficient in the NBA to start the season.

As of Monday night, the Nuggets led the league in field goal percentage at 49.8 percent and 3-point shooting at 42.6 percent. They also ranked second in assists per game averaging 28.6 dimes per contest.

Jokić, a 6-foot-11 center from Serbia, is the engine that keeps the Nuggets going, as he is averaging 20.3 points per game on 62.3 percent shooting, 9.2 assists per game and 10.8 rebounds per game.

The Spurs are the only common opponent between the two teams set to face off in Indianapolis. Indiana lost to the Spurs 137-134 on Oct. 21.

Projected Starters

Pacers: G – Tyrese Haliburton, G – Andrew Nembhard, F – Buddy Hield, F – Jalen Smith, C – Myles Turner

Nuggets:  G – Jamal Murray, G – Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, F – Aaron Gordon, F – Michael Porter Jr., C – Nikola Jokić

Injury Report

Pacers: Aaron Nesmith – questionable (right foot soreness), Chris Duarte – out (left ankle sprain), Daniel Theis – out (right knee soreness)

Nuggets: Zeke Nnaji – doubtful (right ankle sprain), Ish Smith – doubtful (right calf strain), Collin Gillespie – out (right lower leg fracture), Peyton Watson – out (G League assignment)

Last Meeting

March 30, 2022: In a game that came down to the wire, the Denver Nuggets beat the Indiana Pacers 125-118 at Gainbridge Fieldhouse.

Denver led by as many as 30 points in the second quarter, after outsourcing Indiana 43-15 in the opening frame, but the Pacers were able to score 38 points in both the second and third quarters to tie the game at 91 going into the final 12 minutes of play.

The Pacers led 102-100 with just under eight minutes left in the game, but a 7-0 Nuggets run in the waning minutes created enough of a buffer for the visitors to secure a win.

Jokić had an outstanding night for the Nuggets, scoring 37 points on 15 of 19 shooting – including making his first nine shot attempts – to go along with 13 rebounds and nine assists. Bones Hyland scored 20 points off the bench for the Nuggets, which shot 62.5 percent from the field.

In the loss, seven of the nine Indiana players that took the floor scored in double figures, led by 20 points by Hield, 18 from Terry Taylor and 18 by Goga Bitadze. Overall, the Pacers shot 45.4 percent.

The win secured a season sweep for the Nuggets over the Pacers, as they also beat them 101-98 on Nov. 10, 2021.

Noteworthy

Dialing in from deep: Indiana can shoot from beyond the arc. In Monday’s outing against the Pelicans, the Pacers made 22 3-pointers – the second most 3-point makes ever by a Pacers team in a game, one short of tying the franchise-record of 23 they made on Oct. 29 at Brooklyn.

Double-double leaders: Haliburton has recorded six double-doubles this season through 10 games, which was tied for third-most in the league as of Monday night. All of Haliburton’s double-doubles have been off points and assists – the most of any player in the league for that type of double-double. He will go up against the top double-double man in the NBA on Wednesday in Jokić, who has eight in 10 games…including three triple-doubles.

Hitting the road: Denver hasn’t played a game against an Eastern Conference team yet this season. Their game against the Pacers will be the Nuggets’ second on a four-game road trip.

Election Day off: No NBA teams played on Tuesday as part of a leaguewide effort to encourage voter participation.

Broadcast Information (TV and Radio Listings >>)

TV: Bally Sports Indiana – Chris Denari (play-by-play), Quinn Buckner (analyst), Jeremiah Johnson (sideline reporter/host)

Radio: 93.5/107.5 The Fan – Mark Boyle (play-by-play), Eddie Gill (analyst), Pat Boylan (sideline reporter/host)

Tickets

The Pacers continue their homestand by welcoming reigning MVP Nikola Jokic and the Denver Nuggets to Gainbridge Fieldhouse on Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 7:00 PM ET.

INDIANA BASKETBALL GAME NOTES – GAME 2: VS. BETHUNE-COOKMAN

Opening Tip

• Indiana University continues its 123rd season of competition in men’s basketball with a matchup against Bethune-Cookman at Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall. Tip is scheduled for 8:30 p.m. EDT on Nov. 10.

• The Wildcats finished 9-21 and 10th in the Southwestern Athletic Conference a season ago under second-year head coach Reggie Theus.

Game Information

Date: Nov. 10, 2022 • 8:30 PM ET

Venue: Simon Skjodt Assembly Hall (17,222) • Bloomington, Ind.

TV: BTN (Brandon Gaudin, Robbie Hummel)

Radio: IU Radio Network (Don Fischer, Errek Suhr, John Herrick)

Series History: First Meeting

Last Meeting: First Meeting

Series History

• Six Hoosiers scored at least eight points in Indiana’s 88-53 season-opening win over Morehead State on Monday evening. Senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis and true freshman forward Malik Reneau led the charge with 15 points each.

• Junior forward Jordan Geronimo paced the Indiana bench with his fifth career double-digit scoring effort. He finished with 10 points on 5-of-7 shooting with two rebounds.

• Sixth-year senior forward Race Thompson (9), sophomore guard Tamar Bates (9), and fifth-year senior Miller Kopp (8) combined to score 26 points on 10-of-18 shooting from the floor.

• Indiana dominated Morehead State in points off turnovers (29-9) and points in the paint (52-18).

NBA Teammates Turned Coaching Foes

• Woodson was selected 12th overall in the 1980 NBA Draft by the New York Knicks. He played 11 seasons with the Knicks, New Jersey Nets, Sacramento Kings, the LA Clippers, Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers.

• Theus, an All-American from UNLV, was the ninth overall pick in the 1978 NBA Draft. He played 13 seasons and was twice named an NBA All-Star and was selected to the 1979 NBA All-Rookie First Team.

• Woodson and Theus played in 195 NBA games together with the Kansas City/Sacramento Kings.

Defense Wins Championships

• The Hoosier defense ranked as the most efficient in the Big Ten by KenPom (24th in the nation) and held opponents to a league-low 39.6% shooting from the floor.

• Opponents of Indiana scored 66.4 points per game a season ago, the lowest point total since the 2012-13 season (62.1).

• Indiana held Morehead State to 53 points, the fewest allowed by an opponent in an Indiana season opener since Nov. 13, 2015 when Indiana beat Eastern Illinois, 88-49.

Protecting the Rock

• Indiana turned the ball over just 10 times in the victory over Morehead State to open the season, leading to nine Eagle points.

• The Hoosiers are 10-8 during Woodson’s tenure when turning the ball over 10 times or less.

JACKSON-DAVIS TABBED SPORTING NEWS ALL-AMERICAN

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Indiana senior forward Trayce Jackson-Davis was named to the Sporting News 2022-23 Preseason College Basketball All-American First Team, the publication announced on Tuesday morning.

Jackson-Davis was previously honored as a Preseason All-American by the Blue Ribbon College Basketball Yearbook, College Hoops Today, The Almanac, CBS Sports, The Athletic, and the Associated Press. Jackson-Davis was also named to the NABC Player of the Year Watch List, Preseason Big Ten Player of the Year, and selected to the Karl Malone Award Watch List.

Jackson-Davis ranks 13th all-time at IU in scoring (1,603), 19th in scoring average (16.1), ninth in rebounds (804), seventh in blocked shots (179), and seventh in field goal percentage (55.8%).

He was named a third-team All-American as a sophomore, has earned all-district honors each of the last two seasons, and has been a third-team, first-team and second-team All-Big Ten choice in his first three campaigns with the Hoosiers.

The former Mr. Basketball winner ranked among the Big Ten leaders in points per game (18.3; 6th in the Big Ten), rebounds per game (8.1; 6th), field goal percentage (58.9%; 4th), free throws made (147; 5th), free throws attempted (218; 2nd), and total blocked shots (81, t-1st) in 35 starts for the Hoosiers in his third season on campus.

Jackson-Davis anchored a Hoosier defense that was ranked as the most efficient in the league by KenPom (24th in the nation) and held opponents to a league-low 39.6% shooting from the floor. Jackson-Davis has recorded 32 double-doubles and two 30-point/10-rebound performances in his career.

FIRST TEAM

Armando Bacot, North Carolina

Trayce Jackson-Davis, Indiana

Marcus Sasser, Houston

Drew Timme, Gonzaga

Oscar Tshiebwe, Kentucky

SECOND TEAM

Hunter Dickinson, Michigan

Keyonte George, Baylor

Jaime Jaquez Jr., UCLA

Mike Miles Jr., TCU

Jalen Wilson, Kansas

THIRD TEAM

Kendric Davis, Memphis

Dereck Lively II, Duke

Caleb Love, North Carolina

Drew Peterson, USC

Nick Smith Jr., Arkansas

HOOSIER HANDLE VERMONT IN SEASON OPENER

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – No. 11 Indiana had four in double figures including a strong freshman debut from guard Yarden Garzon, as it got past Vermont, 86-49, on Tuesday night.

KEY MOMENTS

Graduate student guard Grace Berger came out hot, scoring the first seven points for the Hoosiers. The Hoosiers then struggled offensively with four turnovers. The Hoosiers came out of the timeout with a pair of threes, ending the quarter on a 9-0 run.

The Hoosiers started the second quarter strong on the defensive end, keeping the Catamounts to no field goals over a four-minute span, turning stops into timely threes increasing the Hoosiers lead.

Freshman guard Yarden Garzon had the hot hand, ending the second quarter hitting a pair from three, scoring eight of the Hoosiers 22 second quarter points. IU went into halftime leading 42-27, shooting 51 percent from the floor and 43 percent from beyond the arc.

Coming out of halftime, the Hoosiers stepped on the gas, scoring 24 points. The Hoosiers showed out on the defensive end, getting three steals and a block. They also put up a barrage of threes, getting ones from senior guard Sara Scalia, Garzon and sophomore guard Kaitlin Peterson, ending the third quarter on a 21-5 scoring run.

After early fourth quarter offensive struggles, Garzon continued to shine, putting up another two threes along with a mid-range jumper. The Hoosiers closed the game out on a 15-1 run, with their defense keeping the Catamounts scoreless over the final four minutes. The Hoosiers come out with a win, 86-49. The Hoosiers shot 49% from the field and 48% from behind the arc.

NOTABLE

Freshman guard Yarden Garzon’s 19 points is the highest scoring freshman debut since 2013-14 and most under ninth year head coach Teri Moren.

IU improves to 36-13 in season openers, winning its 10th-straight opening game.

Graduate student guard Grace Berger passed Jenny DeMuth to become 12th on the all-time scoring list with 1,545 career points.

The last time Indiana scored 12 or more three pointers in a season debut was in 2014 against Gardner-Webb when it made 16. Their 12 on Tuesday night is tied for the fifth-most in a single game in school history.

Indiana had four players crack double figure scoring against Vermont led by 19 from Garzon, 16 points and five boards from senior forward Mackenzie Holmes, 14 from Berger and 11 by senior guard Sara Scalia.

Indiana scored 39 points off of 23 Vermont turnovers.

Berger finished the game with 14 points, eight rebounds and eight assists.

Garzon shot 63 percent from 3-point range, going 5-for-8.

In her IU debut, Sydney Parrish recorded four steals, tying her career high.

Indiana’s defense held the Catamounts to shooting 35 percent from the field.

Tuesday’s game was the second highest season opener under Moren. The Hoosiers drew 4,003 on Tuesday night behind last year’s season opener against Kentucky (5,394).

QUOTABLE

Indiana head coach Teri Moren

“That was a good first win under our belt. I thought there were a lot of really good moments. We certainly have some work to do defensively especially with some of our new faces that are trying to understand our defensive system. I think there were a few slippages in there, rotations missed primarily by our new kids whether they were freshman or Alyssa Geary. We have to keep doing what we are doing, whether that is spending time in practice, making sure they are where they need to be inside of our defensive principles and system. I know that we will continue to get better on that side. Offensively, some really good things. We have talked about Yarden (Garzon). Tonight, I think you got a glimpse of what she can do. That is positive for our team. We had 12 threes tonight. Last year it would have taken us three or four games to get 12 threes. That is a really good start for us in terms of shooting the ball. Great energy from the bench. The other night, Syd (Sydney Parrish) gave us great energy, and tonight she gave us great energy. Lily Meister came in the third and did some really great things off the bench as a freshman. I thought Lexi (Bargesser), when she was in, gave us great minutes pressuring the basketball. I thought the rest of the pieces … Grace was Grace. She is our leader and is so even keel in every scenario out there. She gets people where we need them to be, and that is something different that she has never done in her career. But this is good for her because at some point, she will be a pro. She has to learn to play with the ball, off the ball, so this experience that she is getting is really valuable. Great first win for us, and I am happy for this group. They have worked hard the last couple of days after this exhibition game trying to improve on some of the things we asked them to do. So, it’s a good night for the Hoosiers.”

UP NEXT

The Hoosiers host UMass-Lowell in action on Friday night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. ET.

NOTEBOOK: BAZELAK SET TO RETURN; TRIP TO NO. 2 OHIO STATE NEXT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Connor Bazelak is back.

The veteran quarterback, who missed Saturday’s Penn State game, will return to his starting duties when Indiana (3-6) plays at No. 2 Ohio State (9-0) on Saturday.

“He has come back from his time being injured and he will be our starting quarterback,” head coach Tom Allen said during Monday’s media availability.

Allen indicated it wasn’t a specific injury that sidelined Bazelak, but the accumulation of punishment from the previous eight games.

“He was beat up pretty good,” Allen said. “I didn’t think he was at the level he needed to be (to do what we needed him to do).”

Jack Tuttle replaced Bazelak against Penn State, but was knocked out of the game in the second quarter with what Allen said was a shoulder injury. His status is still being evaluated.

Redshirt sophomore quarterback Dexter Williams II showed promise in his first college action. Williams was 4-for-11 for 41 yards and two interceptions. He ran four times for 24 yards. Allen said he could play more in these final three games.

“I saw enough from Dexter that I was encouraged by the way he responded and played. I liked the way he threw the football. He had one poor decision, but he ran with something that we need. He can help us for sure.

“You try to maximize your roster. He’s earned the right to be out there. That will be part of the moving-forward equation.”

True freshman quarterback Brendan Sorsby also made his college debut. He was 3-for-6 for 8 yards and an interception.

“There were two guys getting their first reps of college football against a really good defense,” offensive coordinator Walt Bell said. “Brendan played the way you’d expect a freshman to play when he has 12 to 15 reps in practice.

“Dex did some really good things, and some really bad things. There are plenty of things to learn and grow from.

“They were two guys getting their feet wet. I’m excited to see them moving forward. Both will be really good players at some point.”

*****

Ohio State, which has won 28 straight games against unranked teams, has a potent combination of offense (a nation’s-best 45.8-point average) and defense (allowing 15.8 to rank eighth nationally).

It scored 21 points against Notre Dame in the season opener, and 21 against Northwestern last Saturday in brutally windy conditions that helped limit standout quarterback C.J. Stroud to just 76 passing yards.

In the other seven games, the Buckeyes have scored at least 44 points, with a high of 77 against Toledo. They scored 54 points against a very good Iowa defense, 44 against Penn State, and 49 against Michigan State.

Stroud completes 67.9 percent of his passes for 2,453 yards, 29 touchdowns, and four interceptions. He rarely runs (he has 75 yards for the season), but did have a couple of key runs against Northwestern.

Marvin Harrison Jr. is the top receiver with 53 catches for 824 yards and 10 touchdowns. Emeka Egbuka has 49 for 794 and seven.

Running back TreVeyon Henderson missed the Northwestern game because of a foot injury. He’s rushed for 552 yards and six touchdowns. Miyan Williams has 636 yards and 12 TDs.

Defensively, Ohio State has 22 sacks, 10 interceptions, and six fumble recoveries.

“We’re excited about this opportunity to go to Columbus,” Allen said. “Coach (Ryan) Day continues to do a tremendous job with that program, and the way they are playing at all three phases (is impressive). They have a lot of talented players and very good coaches. It will be a tremendous challenge.”

*****

Bazelak watched Saturday’s game in the press box with the offensive coaches. Allen said quarterbacks who are injured often watch the game from there to gain different perspectives and insight. Bell said it’s a great learning tool.

“You get a chance to see how much slower the game is from there,” Bell said. “You learn another level of football. You gain that recognition of here’s what’s coming and why. You see how football works.”

*****

IU’s up-tempo offense has had three-and-outs this season, which puts pressure on the defense. However, defensive coordinator Chad Wilt said his unit needs to force more three-and-outs to give the Hoosiers offense more opportunities.

Allowing a 96-yard touchdown drive to Penn State after a booming James Evans’ punt was especially irritating.

“We have to get off the field,” he said. “Why don’t we get 3-and-outs? If you don’t want to be on the field that much, get off the field. If you want to have more rest, don’t give them a 96-yard drive.

“We don’t take the easy out. Get a stop and give our offense a short field.”

*****

IU remains focused on regaining the form that produced a 3-0 start to this season, and a 14-7 stretch with consecutive bowl appearances in 2019 and ’20.

It starts, Allen said, with finding a way to win.

“It’s also a byproduct of doing things the right way. That becomes a consistent focus of how you make those corrections, schematic corrections, fundamental questions.

“It’s back to the basics of blocking and tackling and trying to make sure that we are emphasizing those in the proper way to create game-changing plays.”

Allen added it means sticking to the program’s core values.

“You don’t get caught up in the circumstances and all the outside noise. You stay the course. You continue to develop the guys that are here and continue to recruit guys here and continue to try to find a way.”

BOILERMAKERS BREEZE PAST MILWAUKEE IN SEASON OPENER

Purdue 84, Milwaukee 53 (Postgame Notes)

Purdue improved to 1-0 with an 84-53 win over Milwaukee in the season opener in front of its 42nd straight sellout at Mackey Arena (14,876).

The win was Purdue’s 10th straight in a season opener and improves Purdue to 17-1 under Matt Painter in season openers. The 10 straight wins have come by an average of 28.5 points per game.

In each of the last 17 occurrences (dating to 1982-83 season) that Purdue won its opener by 25 points, the Boilermakers advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

Purdue has won 15 straight non-conference home games.

Purdue improved to 40-2 against current members of the Horizon League and Matt Painter is 18-0 against current members of the league.

Purdue started two true freshmen in a season opener (Braden Smith, Fletcher Loyer) for the first time since Robbie Hummel, E’Twaun Moore and JaJuan Johnson started the opener in 2007-08.

The freshman duo combined for 24 points, seven assists, six rebounds and eight steals.

Purdue is now 167-7 under Painter when holding foes to 59 or fewer points.

Purdue has won 22 straight games when making 10 or more 3-pointers and is 51-5 since the start of the 2017-18 season when doing so.

Purdue is 62-2 since the start of the 2017-18 season when scoring 80 or more points, winning 40 straight games.

Purdue’s 11 blocked shots were the seventh most in a game in school history and the most since Feb. 9, 2016, vs. Michigan State (11).

Purdue’s 14 steals equaled the most since having 18 on Dec. 16, 2008, against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. It was the most in a game since having 14 against Wisconsin on Jan. 16, 2018.

Zach Edey recorded his 13th career double-double with 12 points, 17 rebounds (career high), 6 blocks (career high) and 2 assists. He becomes the first Big Ten player to put up at least 12-17-6 since JaJuan Johnson in Feb. 2011. His 17 rebounds tied for the nation’s lead on opening night and his 10 offensive rebounds tied a school record while his six blocked shots were the 12th most in a game in school history.

Braden Smith scored 7 points with 4 rebounds, 4 assists and 7 steals. The 7 steals were the second most in a game in school history and the most by a freshman in school history.

Fletcher Loyer scored 17 points and made five 3-pointers. The five 3-pointers tied a school record for most 3-pointers made by a freshman in a single game.

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Fletcher Loyer scored 17 points with five 3-pointers, Zach Edey had 12 points, 17 rebounds and six blocks, and Purdue beat Milwaukee 84-53 on Tuesday night.

Purdue made three 3-pointers in three minutes at the start of the second half to extend its lead to 52-22. The lead didn’t drop below 29 points the rest of the way.

Brandon Newman scored 11 of his 16 points in the first half for Purdue (1-0), which won its 10th straight season opener. Braden Smith had seven steals to set a school record for a freshman and Edey recorded his 13th career double-double.

Edey, a 7-foot-4, 295-pound junior, had eight points and eight rebounds to help Purdue lead 39-20. Both teams shot just 31% from the field in the opening 20 minutes.

BJ Freeman scored 19 points for Milwaukee (1-1), which beat Milwaukee School of Engineering 102-46 on Monday. The Panthers were outrebounded 52-34, including 20-9 on the offensive glass.

Purdue plays Austin Peay on Friday.

PAYNE DURHAM NAMED SEMIFINALIST FOR MACKEY AWARD

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue tight end Payne Durham was named a finalist for the John Mackey Award, honoring the most outstanding collegiate tight end. Making the cut down to nine semifinalists, Durham solidified himself as one of the best tight ends in college football.

Durham has been an important piece of the Purdue offense, hauling in 41 catches for 411 yards and four touchdowns to rank second on the team in all three categories. His 41 catches rank fifth in the nation among tight ends, including second in the Big Ten.

In the win over Nebraska (Oct. 15), Durham eclipsed 1,000 receiving yards for his career to become just the eighth Purdue tight end to accomplish the feat. The Suwanee, Georgia, native came through in the clutch against Maryland (Oct. 8), catching the go-ahead touchdown pass before rumbling 56 yards to set up another late Purdue touchdown. He made seven catches for 109 yards, both team highs, to record the third 100-yard game of his career and help the Boilermakers earn a B1G road win over the Terrapins.

The redshirt-senior tight end sits into a tie for 10th in program history with 17 receiving touchdowns alongside Jim Beirne (1965-67) and Calvin Williams (1986-89). Durham ranks second in touchdowns by Purdue tight ends, only trailing Dave Young (27, 1977-80).

Durham and the rest of the Boilermakers return to the road this weekend, traveling to Illinois for a B1G divisional matchup. Kickoff from Memorial Stadium is set for 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

2022 John Mackey Award Semifinalists

Brock Bowers, Georgia

Payne Durham, Purdue

Dalton Kincaid, Utah

Sam LaPorta, Iowa

Michael Mayer, Notre Dame

Caden Prieskorn, Memphis

Ja’Tavion Sanders, Texas

Cade Stover, Ohio State

Darnell Washington, Georgia

O’CONNELL FEATURED AS 1 OF 10 BURLSWORTH TROPHY SEMIFINALISTS

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – Purdue quarterback Aidan O’Connell is a semifinalist for another prestigious college football trophy, becoming one of 10 players up for the Burlsworth Trophy. Awarded to the most outstanding football player in America who began his career as a walk-on, the Burlsworth Trophy was named after Brandon Burlsworth, who went from a walk-on to an All-American at Arkansas.

Beginning his career as a walk-on and eighth on the quarterback depth chart, O’Connell worked his way up to the starting role and didn’t stop there. The sixth-year QB has etched his name in the school record books, and he has continued to rise up the career charts this season. O’Connell already ranks in the program’s Top 10 in several career categories: completion percentage (1st – 67.0%), 500-yard games (T1st – 2), 400-yard games (2nd – 5), 300-yard games (2nd – 13), touchdown passes (6th – 58), passing completions (6th – 735) and passing yards (6th – 8,167).

In his final season as a Boilermaker, O’Connell paces the Big Ten in passing yards per game, averaging 304.8 yards to also rank ninth nationally. The Long Grove, Illinois, native completes 28.6 passes per game, fourth most in the country. Stacking up against his fellow Big Ten quarterbacks, O’Connell is the only conference QB to average more than 300 passing yards in conference play (300.5 yards per game).

In his 13 300-yard games over his career, O’Connell has eclipsed 350 yards in 12 of them. Prior to last week, he threw for more than 300 yards in three straight games, accomplishing the feat for the second time in his career. Drew Brees and Jim Everett are the only other QBs in Purdue history to produce three straight 300-yard games twice over a career.

O’Connell is also a semifinalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, college football’s premier community service award.

The selection committee will announce the top three Burlsworth Trophy finalists on November 15. Finalists will be honored and the winner of the 2022 Burlsworth Trophy will be announced on December 5 at 7:00 p.m. CST at Crystal Bridges Museum in Bentonville, Arkansas.

Without one D1 scholarship offer, Burlsworth walked on to the Razorback team in 1994, worked his way to being a three-year starter and was eventually named an All-American in 1998. Burlsworth was selected as the 63rd overall pick by the Indianapolis Colts in the 1999 NFL draft but was tragically killed in a car accident 11 days later. The Burlsworth Foundation was created in his memory and supports the physical and spiritual needs of children, in particular those children who have limited opportunities.

O’Connell and the Boilermakers return to the road this weekend, traveling to Illinois for a B1G divisional matchup. Kickoff from Memorial Stadium is set for 12 p.m. ET on ESPN2.

BUTLERUWBB TO HOST CHICAGO STATE IN 2022-23 REGULAR SEASON OPENER

INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler women’s basketball team will host Chicago State in the 2022-23 regular season home opener. The game on Wednesday night will feature a 7 PM tip and will stream live on FloHoops.com. Brendan King and Jon Cupo will be on the call with Andrew Mild on the sideline.

Gameday

Date: Wednesday, Nov. 9

Time: 7PM

Location: Indianapolis, Ind. – Hinkle Fieldhouse

Live Stats: ButlerSports.com – Statbroadcast

Watch: FloHoops.com – Butler+

Bulldog Bits

– Butler shot 48.5 percent from the field in the 86-31 exhibition win over Benedictine on Nov. 5.

– Butler outscored Benedictine 28-0 in the third quarter and limited the Eagles to just five second half points.

– Caroline Strande led Butler with 17 points on 5-of-7 shooting. She made all six of her free throw attempts.

– The Bulldogs dished out 19 assists on 32 made field goals.

– Butler made 11 free throws and also hit 11 shots from behind the arc.

– Seven different BU student-athletes hit a 3-pointer against Benedictine.

– Wednesday night marks just the third meeting between Butler and Chicago State.

– The Bulldogs have eight newcomers on the roster including five transfers and three freshmen.

– Trinity White is the top returning scorer on the roster (7.5). She hit doubles figures in the scoring column eight times as a freshman.

– Austin Parkinson will aim for his first win at Butler on Wednesday night after recording a program record 224 wins at IUPUI over the last 12 seasons.

BIG EAST Preseason Coaches Poll

1) Connecticut (10) 100

2) Creighton 89

3) Villanova (1) 83

4) DePaul 68

    Seton Hall 68

6) Marquette 56

7) St. John’s 47

8) Providence 34

9) Butler 21

    Georgetown 21

11) Xavier 18

Scouting Chicago State                                                                        

The Cougars hired Andrea Williams to lead the women’s basketball program on July 1. She returns two starters from last year’s team that posted a 4-23 overall record. Chicago State lost their first four games of the 2021-22 season, but shocked the college basketball world with a 71-63 overtime win at Wisconsin in the Kohl Center. Quentarra Mitchell and Janiah Newell started in that contest and helped Chicago State jump out to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter. Wisconsin pulled even to force OT, but Chicago State outscored the home team 19-11 down the stretch to collect their first win of the year. The Cougars also defeated Seattle, New Mexico State and Tarleton State in WAC action. The 2022-23 Chicago State roster has players from Croatia, Spain and New Zealand. The nine remaining players all hail from a different state. Mitchell started in 26 games a year ago and averaged 8.2 points to go along with a team-best 5.2 rebounds per game. Newell jumped into the starting lineup 19 times and averaged 7.0 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.4 assists per contest.

All-Time Series                                                                                      

Butler leads Chicago State in the all-time series 2-0. The first meeting came in 1987 with the Bulldogs defeating the Cougars by five points, 50-45. The last meeting was played in 1990 as BU posted an 86-64 win over Chicago State to remain undefeated.

Season Opener                                                                                     

Butler’s last win in a season opener came in 2019 when the Bulldogs defeated Wagner 74-58. That game was also played on Nov. 9.

Welcome To Butler                                                                                             

The Butler coaching staff welcomes eight newcomers to the roster for the second-straight season. Only four players on the current roster have started in a game for Butler.

2022-23 Roster Breakdown                                                                

Three graduate students, one senior, five juniors, three sophomores and three freshmen make up the 2022-23 roster. These student-athletes hail from Indiana (4), Wisconsin (4), Ohio (2), Kentucky (2), Illinois, Texas and Canada.

Austin Parkinson Appointed to Lead Butler                                   

Austin Parkinson takes charge for his first season as Butler head coach after a historic run at IUPUI where he was the Jaguars all-time winningest coach in program history (224 wins). During his 12 seasons at IUPUI, Parkinson posted eight 20-win seasons and earned the program’s first NCAA tournament appearance by winning the 2020 Horizon League Tournament. IUPUI punched their ticket to the NCAA tournament again in 2022 as a 13-seed. The 2022 season was capped off with IUPUI having a student-athlete selected in the WNBA Draft, marking the first Jaguar to be drafted in program history.

IUPUI Influence                                                                                      

The women’s basketball program will be under the direction of an entire new coaching staff with Austin Parkinson leading as head coach. Assistant coaches Latrell Fleming and Holly Hoopingarner were recently part of Parkinson’s IUPUI coaching staff. Fleming worked on post-play development at IUPUI with Parkinson for seven seasons and Hoopingarner joined the Jags coaching staff after playing point guard at IUPUI from 2016-20. Fellow assistant coach Kristin Wodrich was a part of the staff at IUPUI for three seasons with Parkinson before taking the head coaching job at UIndy in 2016.

Gatorade Player of the Year                                                               

Butler freshman Jessica Carrothers was recognized as the Gatorade Player of the Year in the state of Indiana after her junior season. The 5-7 guard averaged 23.3 points, 5.4 rebounds, 4.1 steals and 3.9 assists per game while leading her team to a 25-1 record. The year ended with Carrothers scoring 25 points in the Class 4A State Championship Game against Brownsburg. Carrothers added seven rebounds and five steals to help Crown Point win 44-34. Other Gatorade Player of the Year winners from that season with BIG EAST ties include Azzi Fudd (UConn) and Caroline Ducharme (UConn).

Cheese State                                                                                                        

The Bulldogs have four-student athletes on the roster from Wisconsin and they all scored over 1,000 points during their standout high school careers. Minnesota transfer Caroline Strande ranks fifth all-time in the state of Wisconsin with 2,539 career points while at Racine Lutheran and freshman Jordan Meulemans ranks 51st on the all-time scoring list with 1,874 points during her time at De Pere. Grad transfer Shay Frederick played her high school ball at Hortonville in Greenville, Wis. and IUPUI transfer Anna Mortag is from Brookfield Central H.S. in Milwaukee.

Best vs. The Best                                                                                                  

IUPUI transfers Rachel McLimore and Anna Mortag played their best basketball against the best competition last year for the Jags. In games at #11 Michigan, at #15 Iowa and in the NCAA Tournament against No. 4 seed Oklahoma, McLimore averaged 19.3 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists. Mortag was also impressive averaging 10 points and four rebounds. Coach Parkinson helped guide IUPUI to a win over #15 Iowa and the Jags took #11 Michigan into overtime before falling short. IUPUI trailed Oklahoma by just four at the half in the postseason. The Sooners would hold off a fourth quarter surge to win 78-72.

Shooters Shoot                                                                                     

The Bulldogs will put four shooters on the court this year to surround the post. The top 3-point shooters on the team from last year’s roster include Kendall Wingler (38 made 3’s), Tenley Dowell (33), and Trinity White (20). Rachel McLimore shot 40 percent from 3-point range last year at IUPUI (37) and Mortag proved that she could knock down shots from distance (24). Fellow transfer Shay Frederick made 47 3-pointers last year at Valpo and a team-best 55 triples the year prior. Freshman Jordan Meulemans set the single-season 3-point record at her high school with 92 makes from behind the arc. Fellow freshman Chloe Jeffers shot 45 percent from long range as a senior at Delaware Hayes.

Up Next                                                                                                                  

Butler will host IUPUI on Sunday, Nov. 13. The contest will get underway with a 2 PM tip at Hinkle Fieldhouse.

MEN’S BASKETBALL TO CAP TWO-GAME IOWA TRIP AT DRAKE ON WEDNESDAY

DES MOINES, Iowa – The IUPUI basketball team will cap a two-game trip through the state of Iowa on Wednesday (Nov. 9) when the Jaguars take on Drake (0-0) inside the Knapp Center at 7:00 p.m. CT on ESPN+. IUPUI (0-1) opened the season at Iowa State on Monday before trekking 37 miles south to Des Moines to face the Bulldogs. Wednesday’s game will mark the fourth-ever meeting between the two schools with Drake having won two of the prior three matchups.

Head coach Matt Crenshaw’s team is coming off an 88-39 loss at Iowa State on Monday night, despite a team-high 16 points from sophomore guard Jlynn Counter in his IUPUI debut. Crenshaw unveiled a starting five that consisted of all newcomers and three freshmen in Vincent Brady II, Amhad Jarrard and Armon Jarrard. In fact, 12 different IUPUI players made their Jaguar debuts on Monday night as only Jonah Carrasco, Boston Stanton III and Marlon Taylor had ever played a minute in an IUPUI uniform prior to the opener. Junior John Egbuta provided a spark off the bench with six points in 17 minutes, but turnovers plagued the Jaguars as 29 miscues were converted into 31 Iowa State points. Counter shouldered the load for the Jaguars early, scoring eight of the team’s opening 10 points on a bevy of drives to the bucket. Daylan Hamilton and Stanton were IUPUI’s second leading scorers in the opening half with each connecting on a three-point field goal.

The game marked IUPUI’s first meeting with a Big 12 team since playing K-State in Kansas City in November 2009.

This season marks the first time since 2015 that IUPUI will start the campaign with three consecutive true road games. Back in 2015, the Jaguars opened with games at Indiana State (W, 72-70), Marquette (L, 71-75 ot) and NC State (L, 56-79) before the home opener with Kentucky State. Last season, IUPUI opened with five straight away from home with road games at Butler (L, 47-56) and Evansville (L, 40-60) before playing three games at the 210 San Antonio Shootout ahead of the home opener against Spalding University.

QUOTABLE

“This is a starting point for us. We’re young, so it was good for the new guys to see this speed and strength and athleticism. (Iowa State) did a good job of speeding us up and making us uncomfortable with their pressure. Those turnovers led to them getting out in transition and getting some easy buckets. I thought Jlynn adapted to the speed of the game right away and showed some really good stuff. The rest of the guys will learn from this and we’ll be better prepared on Wednesday,” Crenshaw said following Monday’s game at Iowa State.

TIDBITS

– IUPUI freshmen combined to score 50 points in the exhibition game win over Brescia and newcomers scored 91 of the team’s 101 points.

– IUPUI returns just 9.1 points per game from a season ago as Crenshaw’s squad returns just two letterwinners in Boston Stanton III (4.7 ppg) and Carrasco (4.4 ppg). The 9.1 points per game are the fewest returning points in the country among the nation’s Division I programs.

UP NEXT

IUPUI will close out a span on three straight road games to start the year when the Jaguars take on Chicago State on Monday night (Nov. 14) at 7:00 p.m. Central inside CSU’s Jones Convocation Center.

CARDINALS FALL IN FINAL MINUTES AT TOLEDO

TOLEDO, Ohio – It was only fitting that a contest between the top two teams in the Mid-American Conference West Division came down to the final minutes.

Unfortunately, an eight-yard touchdown pass with 1:18 remaining gave host Toledo a 28-21 victory over Ball State in Tuesday night #MACtion at the Glass Bowl.

The Cardinals (5-5, 3-3 MAC) would get the ball to the Rockets’ (7-3, 5-1 MAC) 47-yard line on the ensuing drive, but an interception on a fourth-down pass sealed the UT victory.

“Tough loss,” head coach Mike Neu said. “We really struggled to take advantage of the field position that the defense did a great job of getting us in the second half. We ran the ball effectively, but just couldn’t get anything going in the passing game. Our defense really played well. They did a great job of winning the field position battle. Down the stretch, Toledo made a play. Give them credit.”

Despite the loss, it was another career night for sophomore running back Carson Steele who carried the Cardinals offense with a career-high 198 yards and three touchdowns. The total included his longest rush of the season, a 38-yard touchdown jaunt to give BSU a 14-7 lead early in the second quarter.

It was the eighth time this season, and sixth straight game, the reigning MAC West Division Offensive Player of the Week has run the ball for over 100 yards, tied for the second most among all FBS players nationally.

The Cardinals defense also turned in a strong effort, holding the conference’s top scoring offense to almost eight points under its league-leading scoring average of 35.9 points per game.

Over the four drives before the game-winning touchdown, BSU forced a pair of three-and-outs, held Toledo to one first down, and allowed just 17 total yards. It was also able to give the offense solid field position, including drives starting at the Toledo 47-yard line and the Ball State 48-yard line.

Jaquan Amos and Clayton Coll each racked up 11 tackles to lead the defense. Coll had a team-best 2.5 tackles-for-loss, while Amos added a pass breakup on a third-down stop in the second half.

Sidney Houston Jr. and Tavion Woodard tallied 1.0 sack apiece and combined for nine tackles. Amechi Uzodinma II forced a fumble and recorded an interception in the end zone.

Offensively, Brady Hunt caught four passes for 56 yards, while Jayshon Jackson had a pair of grabs for 20 yards and Yo’Heinz Tyler had one catch for five yards. Jackson and Tyler extended their streak of catching at least one pass to 35 consecutive games, which is tied for fifth-most among all active FBS players.

The Rockets were guided by Dequan Finn, who threw for 301 yards and three touchdowns. Dyontae Johnson led the Toledo defense with 11 stops.

Ball State returns to action next Tuesday (Nov. 15) when it closes the home portion of the 2022 season with a 7 p.m. ET kickoff versus MAC East Division leader Ohio inside Scheumann Stadium.

EAGLES FINISH 2022 CAMPAIGN WITH THREE-GAME ROADTRIP

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (1-25, 1-14 OVC) completes its inaugural NCAA DI era this weekend as the Screaming Eagles are set to face Eastern Illinois University (14-14, 8-7 OVC) in Charleston, Illinois on Wednesday at 6 p.m. before tackling Southern Illinois University Edwardsville (11-16, 6-10 OVC) Friday at 6 p.m. and Saturday at 2 p.m. in Edwardsville, Illinois.

Game Coverage

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Screaming Eagles Headlines:

Eagles Come Up Short Against TSU. The Screaming Eagles were just shy of breaking their winless streak after falling to Tennessee State 3-1 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday. USI has now lost 11-straight matches.

You Have To #OVCit. The Eagles complete their first season as an NCAA Division I program this week when they face Eastern Illinois on Wednesday and SIU Edwardsville on Friday and Saturday.

Season Leaders. Junior Leah Anderson leads the group with 307 kills, 278 digs, and 27 aces as sophomore Carly Sobieralski holds a team-high 404 assists and sophomore Paris Downing has earned 80 blocks.

OVC Leaders. There are four Eagles who sit atop the best in five different categories within the OVC individual standings. Anderson ranks fourth in points per set (3.79), sixth in kills per set (3.23), and 10th in digs per set (2.93). Sobieralski holds the seventh-most assists per set (5.86) while freshman Keira Moore has recorded 3.87 digs per set, putting her at seventh, and Downing is seventh with 0.99 blocks per set.

Digging Out. The Eagles’ defense is third in the conference with 15.29 digs per set and eighth with 1,453 digs.

Three Times the Fun. Anderson has reached 300 kills in a season for the third time in her career. She recorded 334 kills in 2019 and 301 kills in 2021.

Level 400. Sobieralski has reached the 400-assists plateau for the first time in her collegiate career. She has accumulated over 500 assists in her career as an Eagle.

Double-Doubles. There have been six Eagles who have reached the double-double mark this season. Anderson leads the team with 12 while Sobieralski has earned nine. Junior Katherine Koch and sophomore Abby Weber have tallied four each while sophomore Abby Bednar has nabbed three and sophomore Evie Duncan has earned one.

About Eastern Illinois. The Panthers come into the week 14-14 overall and 8-7 within the conference. EIU has produced a solid offensive stat line, earning the second-most assists per set (11.85), third-most kills per set (12.85), and third-most service aces (149). The Panthers have punched their ticket to the OVC tournament but are fighting to earn a higher seed.

Leading the Panthers. Sophomore Kaitlynn Flynn has been doing damage on offense for EIU, producing the most kills per set (4.25) and points per set (4.73) in the league. Junior Giovana Larregui Lopez has also been dynamic, recording the second-most kills per set (3.83), service aces per set (.44), and points per set (4.34) in the OVC. Junior Christina Martinez Mundo is leading the charge on defense with 5.05 digs per set, the third-most in the conference. Flynn has earned OVC Offensive Player of the Week twice while Larregui Lopez was given the OVC Offensive and Newcomer Player of the Week honors once each. Freshman Catalina Rochaix recorded the lone OVC Setter of the Week award.

About SIUE. The Cougars come into the weekend 11-16 overall and 6-10 in conference play. SIUE sits in the middle of the pack in all categories but has earned key OVC wins against EIU and Morehead State. The Cougars are in need of a win and a Little Rock loss to clinch the OVC tournament.

Leading the Cougars. Junior Nicole Kijowski has been the key piece to SIUE’s defense, earning the fourth-most digs per set (4.41) in the conference. Graduate student Caroline Waite has also produced big numbers for the Cougars by adding an eighth-most assists per set (5.54) and ninth-most service aces (31). Kijowski earned OVC Defensive Player of the Week on 10/31 after sophomore Sydney Hummert was named OVC Offensive Player of the Week on 9/19.

Record Book Watch. The Eagles have one player climbing up the USI Volleyball Record Book:

–Leah Anderson is third in service aces (166), seventh in kills (1,191), and 11th in digs (1,068) all-time.

More Information. For more information about USI Volleyball and Athletics, go to USIScreamingEagles.com or follow USI Athletics on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

VALPO TO VISIT MARIST IN ROAD FINALE

Valparaiso (4-5, 3-3 PFL)

at Marist (4-5, 4-3 PFL)

Game #10 Saturday, Nov. 12, 11 a.m. CT

Tenney Stadium (5,000) – Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

This Week in Valpo Football: The Valparaiso University football program will look to rebound from a set of back-to-back losses as the Beacons hit the road for the final time during the 2022 campaign this week. The team will make its way to Poughkeepsie, N.Y. for a date with Marist on Saturday.

Previously: Valpo forced No. 25 St. Thomas into three first-quarter turnovers but couldn’t capitalize on early redzone opportunities, committing two opening-period giveaways of their own in an eventual 34-7 loss to the first-place Tommies, who stayed undefeated in league play. Solomon Davis had four catches for 84 yards, while Kohlton Sherman and Ben Hines both came up with interceptions. Hines and Jake Birmingham shared the team lead in the tackle department with 11 apiece.

Series Notes: Marist has won nine of the 10 all-time matchups between these two teams including each of the last three. Valpo’s lone win over the Red Foxes came in dominant fashion as the Brown & Gold prevailed 49-15 on Oct. 14, 2017 at Brown Field. That game kicked off at 1:04 p.m. and finished at 7:07 as it was disrupted by a pair of long lightning delays totaling three hours, 36 minutes. This will mark just the fifth time Valpo has visited Marist with the hosts prevailing on each of the first four occasions, most recently Nov. 3, 2018 by a 35-24 score. 

Following the Beacons: This week’s game will broadcast on ESPN+. In addition, the hometown radio call featuring Todd Ickow (play-by-play) and Brandon Vickrey (analyst) will be available on 95.1 FM WVUR, The TuneIn Radio App and ValpoAthletics.com. For in-game updates, follow @valpoufootball on Twitter. Links to live video, audio and stats will be available on ValpoAthletics.com.

Head Coach Landon Fox: Landon Fox (13-25) is in his fourth season as the head coach of the Valparaiso University football program in 2022. In his third season leading the program in Fall 2021, Valpo finished with a Pioneer Football League record of .500 or better for a second consecutive year. This marked the first time Valpo had achieved that feat since the 1999 and 2000 campaigns. The Beacons won four Pioneer Football League games in the same season for just the third time ever (2017 and Spring 2021) and four league games in any conference for just the third time since 1968. During his second season at the helm in Spring 2021, Fox was a finalist for the Eddie Robinson Award – which is presented annually to the FCS National Coach of the Year – after guiding Valpo to its best winning percentage since 2003 and tying for the squad’s best winning percentage since 1999. He led his team to Pioneer Football League runner-up honors, the program’s highest finish in the league standings since the PFL championship season of 2003. Fox’s defensive roots paid dividends on that side of the football in his second year at the helm, as the team enjoyed its best defensive season in four decades. Valpo held opponents to 283.3 yards per game, the program’s best total defense in the last 40 years. In Year 1 of the Fox Era in 2019, Valpo ranked in the Top 5 in the PFL in scoring defense (32.0, fifth), total defense (381.6, fourth), rushing defense (184.2, fourth) and passing defense (197.3, fifth). After spending the previous 11 seasons as the defensive coordinator and secondary coach at the University of Dayton, Fox was named the head football coach at Valpo prior to the 2019 season. He helped the Flyers finish with 10 winning seasons in his 11 years on staff and guided a defensive backfield that produced one All-American, four Academic All-Americans, two PFL Special Teams Players of the Year and three corners who were invited to NFL Rookie Minicamp. Prior to joining Dayton’s staff, Fox served as the linebackers coach and special teams coordinator at Wayne State University in Detroit from 2005-2007. He also spent time as a defensive graduate assistant at Ball State University (2004), Dayton (2002-2003) and Lakeland College (2001). Fox began his coaching career as an assistant varsity coach at Preble Shawnee High School in Camden, Ohio during the 2000 season. During his playing days, Fox was a team captain and all-conference performer at Defiance College in Defiance, Ohio from 1995-1999 and graduated with a degree in physical education and health in May 2000 before earning his master’s degree in education from Lakeland in May 2002.

Dawson Cracks All-Time Top 5

Running back Aaron Dawson already shattered a record that had stood since 1949 for longest rushing touchdown with his 99 yarder vs. Butler and enjoyed one of the best single-game rushing performances in program history at Morehead State (241). Now, he has entered the program record book in terms of single-season rushing yardage.

Dawson is up to 955 rushing yards this season. He usurped Brandon Hall’s 2014 total of 855 for a spot in the program’s single-season top five.

Dawson enters Week 11 at Marist with an opportunity to move up several more places on the program’s single-season rushing list. He is 45 yards away from becoming the fourth 1,000-yard rusher in program history.

Jeff Horton 2005    1,358

Robert Washington 2021 1,105

Dave Newnam 1977   1,009

John Knight 1961   998

Aaron Dawson 2022    955

More Record Book Watch

Aaron Dawson is 20 carries away from cracking the top five in single-season program history.

Dawson has eight rushing touchdowns on the season, two away from cracking the program’s single-season top five in that category.

Evan Matthes is averaging 41.6 yards per punt, and would need to boost his average to 42.0 to enter the program’s single-season top five.

As a team, Valpo’s completion percentage is 61.7. That is on pace to rank second in program history, behind 2012 (62.1) and ahead of 2013 (61.6).

A Rare Rout

Valpo fell 34-7 to No. 25 St. Thomas in Week 10, the team’s first game against a nationally-ranked opponent since Sept. 11, 2021, a 64-0 loss at No. 5/4 North Dakota State.

The 27-point gap was Valpo’s largest margin of defeat in its last 25 Pioneer Football League games, a stat that reflects the program’s progress from the days where lopsided losses were the norm.

In the program’s last 31 games, the St. Thomas contest was the program’s second largest margin of defeat behind the aforementioned game against FCS powerhouse North Dakota State.

Takeaway Time

Valpo forced three turnovers in Week 9 at Dayton and then repeated that feat in Week 10 vs. St. Thomas.

Prior to the game at Dayton, the team had forced six turnovers over the first seven games. Now, the Beacons have doubled their season total in the last two outings.

The Valpo defense has five interceptions in the last two games after totaling just three over the season’s first seven contests.

Fifth-year senior captain Kohlton Sherman has made an interception in three straight games. He now has five in his collegiate career.

With a Win vs. Marist, Valpo Would…

Capture the program’s second all-time victory over the Red Foxes and the program’s first win in Poughkeepsie, N.Y.

Win four PFL games in the same season for the third straight year and just the fourth time ever. Prior to the Spring 2021 season, Valpo had won four league games in the same season just once since 1968, with the one instance being 2017.

Clinch at least a .500 record in PFL play for the third consecutive season. This would be the program’s first such stretch since 1998-2000. Prior to that, Valpo had not had a league record of .500 or better in three straight years since doing so four straight seasons from 1961-1964.

Win three PFL road games in the same season for the first time ever and win three league road games in the same season for the first time since 1962.

Among the FCS & PFL Leaders

Valpo leads the nation in fourth-down defense as opponents are converting just 20 percent of the time on fourth down against the Brown & Gold.

Aaron Dawson leads the conference and ranks 32nd nationally with 113.2 all-purpose yards per game.

Dawson leads the league and ranks 31st nationally in yards per carry at 5.86.

Dawson leads the league in total rushing yards (955, 13th nationally) and rushing yards per game (106.1, 15th nationally).

Michael Appel Jr. ranks second in the league in passing efficiency at 144.2.

Appel leads the conference in yards per completion at 13.40 (24th nationally).

Evan Matthes leads the PFL and ranks 30th nationally in punting average at 41.6.

The Beacons rank second in the league and 23rd nationally with 2.56 sacks per game.

VOLLEYBALL OPENS GLVC TOURNEY AGAINST ROCKHURST

INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy volleyball team opens postseason play this weekend at the 41st annual GLVC Championship Tournament, battling Rockhurst at 9:30 p.m. ET from the EastSide Centre in East Peoria, Ill., on Thursday.

It is the ninth consecutive season the EastSide Centre has served as the host site for the GLVC event.

Earning the No. 6 seed, the Greyhounds wrapped the regular season with a 13-13 overall mark and 6-6 record in league action. UIndy will play third-seeded Rockhurst in the final quarterfinal contest of the tournament, looking to avenge its five-set loss to the Hawks on Oct. 8 inside Ruth Lilly Fitness Center.

“Matches like that can go either way,” junior Lauren Cullison said, referring to that earlier-season contest. “It’s even more fire for us.”

“I think we match up nicely with them and we finally have a fully healthy roster,” said libero MaKenna Barnhart. “We’re going to play loose and have fun; we have nothing to lose going into this weekend.”

Hannah Sabotin agreed. “I think coming into this tournament we have something to prove,” the junior said. “It’s our time to prove what UIndy volleyball is and to finish the season on a high note.”

This is the ninth trip to the league postseason for head coach Jason Reed, with the Greyhounds claiming one GLVC crown during his tenure. UIndy’s last GLVC tournament victory came in 2019 as the No. 4 seed, as the team downed Drury in five sets in a GLVC quarterfinal.

“We all need to play with a collective mentality to succeed,” said Sabotin. “We all need to leave everything on the court and play for each other every step of the way.”

“We are not looked at as the favorite to do anything successful this weekend,” continued Barnhart. “But that is our drive. We know we have the capability to win it all. We just have to put it all together.”

Cullison added: “We know we’re viewed as an underdog and have a lot to prove to everyone. We have to go out there with the confidence that we will win.”

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NFL STANDINGS

American Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Buffalo Bills620.7500.02201183-0-03-2-04-2-00-2-01 L
New York Jets630.6670.51961762-3-04-0-05-3-02-1-01 W
Miami Dolphins630.6670.52132243-1-03-2-04-2-02-1-03 W
New England Patriots540.5561.52031662-2-03-2-04-2-01-1-02 W
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Kansas City Chiefs620.7500.02431893-1-03-1-03-2-02-0-02 W
Los Angeles Chargers530.6251.01842062-2-03-1-04-2-02-1-01 W
Denver Broncos350.3753.01211322-2-01-3-02-4-00-2-01 W
Las Vegas Raiders260.2504.01832012-1-00-5-02-4-01-2-02 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Baltimore Ravens630.6670.02351962-2-04-1-04-2-02-0-03 W
Cincinnati Bengals540.5561.02281853-1-02-3-02-3-00-3-01 W
Cleveland Browns350.3752.52001992-3-01-2-02-4-02-1-01 W
Pittsburgh Steelers260.2503.51201971-2-01-4-01-5-01-1-02 L
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tennessee Titans530.6250.01491582-1-03-2-04-2-03-0-01 L
Indianapolis Colts351.3892.01321832-2-01-3-13-4-11-3-13 L
Jacksonville Jaguars360.3332.51991782-3-01-3-03-3-01-2-01 W
Houston Texans161.1883.51331830-3-11-3-01-4-11-1-13 L
 
National Football Conference
East Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Philadelphia Eagles8001.0000.02251354-0-04-0-05-0-02-0-08 W
Dallas Cowboys620.7502.01831334-1-02-1-05-2-02-1-02 W
New York Giants620.7502.01631573-1-03-1-03-2-00-1-01 L
Washington Commanders450.4444.51591922-3-02-2-02-4-00-2-01 L
 
West Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Seattle Seahawks630.6670.02412203-1-03-2-04-3-02-1-04 W
San Francisco 49ers440.5001.51761472-1-02-3-04-2-03-0-01 W
Los Angeles Rams350.3752.51311732-3-01-2-03-4-01-2-02 L
Arizona Cardinals360.3333.02032411-4-02-2-02-5-00-3-02 L
 
North Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Minnesota Vikings710.8750.01931614-0-03-1-06-1-03-0-06 W
Green Bay Packers360.3334.51541882-2-01-4-02-4-01-2-05 L
Chicago Bears360.3334.51872162-2-01-4-01-5-00-2-02 L
Detroit Lions260.2505.01882342-3-00-3-02-4-01-1-01 W
 
South Division
 WLTPctGBPFPAHomeRoadvs. Confvs. DivStreak
Tampa Bay Buccaneers450.4440.01621642-3-02-2-04-2-02-1-01 W
Atlanta Falcons450.4440.02172253-2-01-3-03-3-01-2-01 L
New Orleans Saints360.3331.02122272-4-01-2-02-4-01-2-01 L
Carolina Panthers270.2222.01792282-3-00-4-02-5-02-1-02 L

NBA STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
Atlantic Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Boston73.7003-14-22-06-37-33 W
Toronto65.5451.54-12-41-25-45-51 L
New York55.5002.03-22-31-14-45-51 W
Philadelphia56.4552.52-43-21-34-55-51 W
Brooklyn47.3643.52-42-31-04-34-61 L
 
Central Divison
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Milwaukee91.9007-02-12-06-19-11 L
Cleveland82.8001.04-04-22-07-18-21 L
Chicago66.5004.04-22-41-16-55-51 W
Indiana55.5004.03-22-31-14-45-52 W
Detroit38.2736.53-30-50-41-82-81 W
 
Southeast Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Atlanta73.7004-13-21-15-37-33 W
Washington56.4552.52-33-31-05-54-61 W
Miami47.3643.53-41-31-44-62 L
Charlotte38.2734.51-42-41-21-52-85 L
Orlando29.1825.52-30-61-11-52-82 L
 
Western Conference
Northwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Utah93.7505-04-32-19-37-33 W
Portland73.7001.03-24-11-06-27-31 W
Denver73.7001.04-03-33-27-37-33 W
Minnesota56.4553.54-41-22-15-44-61 L
Oklahoma City46.4004.03-21-40-43-44-63 L
 
Pacific Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Phoenix73.7006-11-22-07-27-31 L
LA Clippers65.5451.52-34-22-15-55-51 W
Golden State47.3643.54-10-63-13-33-71 W
Sacramento36.3333.51-32-30-30-53-61 L
LA Lakers28.2005.02-40-40-22-72-83 L
 
Southwest Division
 WLPctGBHomeRoadDivConfLast 10Streak
Dallas63.6675-11-21-12-36-34 W
Memphis74.6364-13-31-13-36-41 L
New Orleans55.5001.52-13-41-03-35-52 L
San Antonio56.4552.02-43-22-45-54 L
Houston29.1825.01-21-70-11-72-81 W

NHL STANDINGS

Eastern Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Boston Bruins131120221054317-0-04-2-08-2-0
New Jersey Devils131030201047335-2-05-1-09-1-0
New York Islanders1495018949365-2-04-3-07-3-0
Carolina Hurricanes1283117639343-2-05-1-16-3-1
Detroit Red Wings1373317739385-1-22-2-15-3-2
Toronto Maple Leafs1474317740385-1-12-3-25-2-3
Philadelphia Flyers1273216733294-1-13-2-15-3-2
Tampa Bay Lightning1375115742413-2-14-3-06-3-1
Florida Panthers1375115643423-0-14-5-05-4-1
10 New York Rangers1465315639433-3-33-2-03-4-3
11 Buffalo Sabres1376014750424-3-03-3-05-5-0
12 Washington Capitals1466214640424-2-12-4-14-4-2
13 Montreal Canadiens1366113537423-3-03-3-15-4-1
14 Pittsburgh Penguins1246210442443-1-11-5-12-6-2
15 Ottawa Senators124808442444-4-00-4-04-6-0
16 Columbus Blue Jackets123906330552-5-01-4-03-7-0
 
Western Conference
 GPWLOTLPtsROWGFGAHomeRoadL10
Vegas Golden Knights141220241250305-1-07-1-09-1-0
Winnipeg Jets1283117838285-1-03-2-17-2-1
Seattle Kraken1484218850413-3-15-1-17-2-1
Dallas Stars1384117847324-1-04-3-15-4-1
Los Angeles Kings1586117750534-3-04-3-15-4-1
Colorado Avalanche1164113540312-1-14-3-05-4-1
Edmonton Oilers1486016853494-5-04-1-06-4-0
Calgary Flames1255212537404-4-11-1-13-5-2
Chicago Blackhawks1255212534394-2-11-3-15-3-2
10 Arizona Coyotes1256111535461-2-14-4-05-4-1
11 Minnesota Wild1256111435412-4-03-2-15-4-1
12 Nashville Predators1357111435452-3-13-4-03-6-1
13 Vancouver Canucks1346311447532-3-12-3-24-3-3
14 Anaheim Ducks134819239612-2-02-6-13-6-1
15 San Jose Sharks143839336491-5-32-3-03-4-3
16 St. Louis Blues113806323431-4-02-4-02-8-0

TV WEDNESDAY

COLLEGE BASKETBALLTIME ETTV
Mercy at Fairleigh Dickinson7:00pmNEC
Piedmont at Winthrop7:00pmESPN+
Hampton at James Madison7:00pmESPN+
Davidson at Wright State7:00pmESPN+
Pitt-Greensburg at Robert Morris7:00pmESPN+
UT Martin at Youngstown State7:00pmESPN+
American at Marist7:00pmESPN+
Monmouth at Seton Hall8:00pmFS1
IUPUI at Drake8:00pmESPN+
Lipscomb at South Dakota8:00pmESPN+
Kansas City at LSU8:00pmESPN+
Mobile at South Alabama8:00pmESPN+
Western Colorado at Utah Valley8:00pmESPN+
Bellarmine at Louisville9:00pmACCN
San Diego Christian at Grand Canyon9:00pmESPN+
South Dakota State at Boise State9:00pmMWN
Cal Maritime at UC Davis9:00pmESPN+
Puget Sound at Seattle U10:00pmESPN+
Florida A&M at Portland10:30pmWCC
COLLEGE FOOTBALLTIME ETTV
Buffalo at Central Michigan7:00pmESPN2
Kent State at Bowling Green7:00pm
NIU at Western Michigan7:00pmESPNU
NBATIME ETTV
Denver at Indiana7:00pmALT
Bally Sports
Dallas at Orlando7:00pmBally Sports
Portland at Charlotte7:00pmRoot Sports
Bally Sports
New York at Brooklyn7:30pmESPN
MSG
YES
Utah at Atlanta7:30pmATTSN-RM
Bally Sports
Detroit at Boston7:30pmBally Sports
NBCS-BOS
Houston at Toronto7:30pmATTSN-SW
Sportsnet
New Orleans at Chicago8:00pmBally Sports
NBCS-CHI
Phoenix at Minnesota8:00pmBally Sports
Milwaukee at Oklahoma City8:00pmBally Sports
Memphis at San Antonio8:00pmBally Sports
LA Lakers at LA Clippers10:00pmESPN
Bally Sports
Sportsnet
Cleveland at Sacramento10:00pmNBCS-CA
Bally Sports
NHLTIME ETTV
Carolina at Florida7:00pmBally Sports
Pittsburgh at Washington7:30pmTNT
Vancouver at Montreal7:30pmSportsnet
Minnesota at Anaheim10:00pmTNT
SOCCERTIME ETTV
Serie A: Sassuolo vs Roma12:30pmCBSSN
Serie A: Lecce vs Atalanta12:30pmParamount+
Bundesliga: Köln vs Bayer Leverkusen12:30pmESPN+
La Liga: Almería vs Getafe1:00pmESPN+
La Liga: Sevilla vs Real Sociedad1:00pmESPN+
La Liga: Espanyol vs Villarreal2:00pmESPN+
Bundesliga: Schalke 04 vs Mainz 052:30pmESPN+
Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Freiburg2:30pmESPN+
Bundesliga: Eintracht Frankfurt vs Hoffenheim2:30pmESPN+
Bundesliga: Union Berlin vs Augsburg2:30pmESPN+
England League Cup: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Leeds United2:45pmESPN2
England League Cup: Nottingham Forest vs Tottenham Hotspur2:45pmESPN+
Serie A: Fiorentina vs Salernitana2:45pmParamount+
Serie A: Torino vs Sampdoria2:45pmParamount+
Serie A: Internazionale vs Bologna2:45pmParamount+
England League Cup: Liverpool vs Derby County3:00pmESPN+
England League Cup: Manchester City vs Chelsea3:00pmESPN+
La Liga: Mallorca vs Atlético Madrid3:30pmESPN+
Brasileirão: Avaí vs Ceará5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Coritiba vs Corinthians5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Fluminense vs Goiás5:00pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Fortaleza vs RB Bragantino6:30pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Atlético Goianiense vs Athletico-PR6:30pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Juventude vs Flamengo7:30pmParamount+
Brasileirão: Palmeiras vs América Mineiro7:30pmParamount+
Friendly: Mexico vs Iraq10:00pmUnivision