INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCOREBOARD
ADAMS CENTRAL 49, SOUTHERN WELLS 7
ALEXANDRIA 38, OAK HILL 14
BATESVILLE 49, GREENSBURG 0
BEECH GROVE 62, INDPLS RITTER 20
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 42, COLUMBUS EAST 0
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 49, COLUMBUS NORTH 14
BOONE GROVE 55, WHITING 7
BOONVILLE 54, PRINCETON 7
BREMEN 34, PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 0
BROWNSBURG 59, ZIONSVILLE 21
BROWNSTOWN 56, MADISON 6
CARROLL (FLORA) 64, CLINTON CENTRAL 6
CARROLL (FT. WAYNE) 41, HOMESTEAD 20
CASCADE 40, OWEN VALLEY 19
CASTLE 39, JASPER 32
CASTON 49, CULVER 14
CENTER GROVE 48, INDPLS PIKE 17
CENTERVILLE 63, UNION CO. 14
CENTRAL NOBLE 24, CHURUBUSCO 12
CHARLESTOWN 33, CORYDON 0
CLINTON PRAIRIE 48, TAYLOR 14
CROWN POINT 42, LAPORTE 0
CULVER ACADEMY 42, WOODLAN 0
DANVILLE 46, FRANKFORT 6
DEKALB 49, NORWELL 27
DECATUR CENTRAL 63, GREENWOOD 42
E. CENTRAL 64, CONNERSVILLE 0
E. NOBLE 35, COLUMBIA CITY 0
EASTBROOK 62, ELWOOD 0
EASTERN (GREENTOWN) 31, TRI-CENTRAL 7
EASTERN (PEKIN) 22, SALEM 21
EASTERN HANCOCK 40, MONROE CENTRAL 26
EASTSIDE 35, FREMONT 0
EDINBURGH 54, INDPLS IRVINGTON 18
ELKHART 34, S. BEND ADAMS 0
EVANSVILLE BOSSE 36, EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 20
EVANSVILLE HARRISON 28, EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 21
EVANSVILLE NORTH 31, VINCENNES 0
EVANSVILLE REITZ 34, EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL 0
FISHERS 29, FRANKLIN CENTRAL 23
FLOYD CENTRAL 28, BEDFORD N. LAWRENCE 27
FT. WAYNE LUERS 29, FT. WAYNE DWENGER 28
FT. WAYNE NORTH 20, FT. WAYNE SOUTH 6
FT. WAYNE SNIDER 49, FT. WAYNE NORTHROP 7
FT. WAYNE WAYNE 45, FT. WAYNE CONCORDIA 6
GARRETT 22, FAIRFIELD 19
GARY WEST 14, GRIFFITH 13
GIBSON SOUTHERN 45, WASHINGTON 6
GOSHEN 24, PLYMOUTH 21
GREENCASTLE 68, CLOVERDALE 7
GREENFIELD 35, YORKTOWN 30
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN 49, CLARKSVILLE 14
GUERIN CATHOLIC 29, NORTHVIEW 24
HAMILTON HTS. 43, TIPTON 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 43, NOBLESVILLE 22
HAMMOND MORTON 56, HAMMOND CENTRAL 3
HANOVER CENTRAL 31, HOBART 26
HERITAGE 27, BLUFFTON 21
HERITAGE HILLS 49, MT. VERNON (POSEY) 3
HIGHLAND 28, MUNSTER 27, OT
INDIAN CREEK 35, SPEEDWAY 21
INDPLS ATTUCKS 28, INDPLS SHORTRIDGE 22
INDPLS CATHEDRAL 39, CIN. LA SALLE, OHIO 26
INDPLS CHATARD 41, ANDREAN 0
INDPLS LUTHERAN 49, MONROVIA 14
JIMTOWN 35, S. BEND WASHINGTON 0
KANKAKEE VALLEY 38, LOWELL 14
KNOX 50, PIONEER 8
KOKOMO 52, ANDERSON 14
LAVILLE 31, GLENN 27
LAFAYETTE CATHOLIC 43, TWIN LAKES 0
LAFAYETTE HARRISON 38, INDPLS TECH 6
LAKE CENTRAL 20, CHESTERTON 14
LAPEL 29, HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 15
LAWRENCE CENTRAL 49, INDPLS N. CENTRAL 20
LAWRENCE NORTH 48, WARREN CENTRAL 7
LAWRENCEBURG 48, RUSHVILLE 14
LEBANON 35, CRAWFORDSVILLE 0
LEO 48, HUNTINGTON NORTH 0
LINTON 40, N. KNOX 0
LOGANSPORT 50, RICHMOND 8
LOU. MALE, KY. 43, INDPLS RONCALLI 0
MACONAQUAH 43, CASS 26
MADISON-GRANT 38, FRANKTON 15
MANCHESTER 21, WHITKO 0
MARTINSVILLE 37, INDPLS PERRY MERIDIAN 31
MCCUTCHEON 34, LAFAYETTE JEFF 22
MICHIGAN CITY 21, PORTAGE 8
MISHAWAKA MARIAN 39, ANGOLA 14
MISSISSINEWA 49, BLACKFORD 6
MOORESVILLE 21, WHITELAND 7
MT. VERNON (FORTVILLE) 51, NEW CASTLE 21
MUNCIE CENTRAL 32, MARION 30
N. DECATUR 38, N. DAVIESS 0
N. POSEY 41, FOREST PARK 7
N. PUTNAM 48, W. VIGO 0
N. VERMILLION 41, PARKE HERITAGE 0
N. WHITE 58, S. NEWTON 22
NEW ALBANY 29, JEFFERSONVILLE 7
NEW HAVEN 32, BELLMONT 14
NEW PALESTINE 49, SHELBYVILLE 7
NEW PRAIRIE 35, S. BEND RILEY 12
NORTHWOOD 43, MISHAWAKA 42, OT
NORTHEASTERN 19, SHENANDOAH 16
NORTHRIDGE 21, CONCORD 14
PAOLI 50, CRAWFORD CO. 7
PENDLETON HTS. 28, DELTA 23
PENN 28, S. BEND ST. JOSEPH’S 0
PERRY CENTRAL 48, W. WASHINGTON 14
PERU 61, SOUTHWOOD 7
PLAINFIELD 38 FRANKLIN 3
PROVIDENCE 41, MILAN 13
RENSSELAER 64, BENTON CENTRAL 26
RIVER FOREST 49, HAMMOND NOLL 0
RIVERTON PARKE 53, ATTICA 0
ROCHESTER 62, NORTHFIELD 0
S. ADAMS 23, JAY CO. 20
S. CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) 61, LAKE STATION 8
S. DEARBORN 38, FRANKLIN CO. 6
S. DECATUR 27, SWITZERLAND CO. 7
S. PUTNAM 66, BROWN CO. 0
S. VERMILLION 53, FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 20
SCOTTSBURG 56, MITCHELL 6
SEEGER 14, COVINGTON 13
SEYMOUR 56, JENNINGS CO. 32
SHERIDAN 37, DELPHI 14
SILVER CREEK 42, N. HARRISON 37
SOUTH VIGO 32, INDY BREBEUF 25
SOUTHPORT 43, NORTH VIGO 7
SOUTHRIDGE 42, S. SPENCER 7
SPRING VALLEY 68, TECUMSEH 7
SULLIVAN 28, EDGEWOOD 7
TELL CITY 42, PIKE CENTRAL 0
TIPPECANOE VALLEY 35, W. LAFAYETTE 13
TRI 48, KNIGHTSTOWN 14
TRI-COUNTY 38, FRONTIER 21
TRI-WEST 38, N. MONTGOMERY 0
TRITON 40, N. JUDSON 7
TRITON CENTRAL 38, INDPLS SCECINA 14
UNION CITY 62, CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN 26
VALPARAISO 26, MERRILLVILLE 24
W. NOBLE 35, LAKELAND 34, OT
WABASH 20, N. MIAMI 18
WARSAW 22, WAWASEE 15
WES-DEL 35, INDPLS TINDLEY 14
WESTERN 55, NORTHWESTERN 40
WESTERN BOONE 29, SOUTHMONT 6
WESTFIELD 38, AVON 14
WHEELER 38, CALUMET 8
WINAMAC 22, W. CENTRAL 14
WINCHESTER 48, HAGERSTOWN 0
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL REPORTED VOLLEYBALL SCORES
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL REPORTED BOYS SOCCER SCORES
INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER REPORTED SCORES
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 5
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
NO. 19 OREGON STATE 21 NO.10 UTAH 7
LOUISVILLE 13 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 10
BYU 35 CINCINNATI 27
LOUISIANA TECH 24 UTEP 10
SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
USC AT COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
PENN STATE AT NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
FLORIDA AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M.
TEXAS A&M AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M.
LOUISIANA AT MINNESOTA | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
UTAH STATE AT UCONN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
CLEMSON AT SYRACUSE | 12 P.M. | ABC
UAB AT TULANE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
SOUTH ALABAMA AT JAMES MADISON | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
BUFFALO AT AKRON | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
HOWARD AT ROBERT MORRIS | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
MORGAN STATE AT YALE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG AT DELAWARE STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
DARTMOUTH AT PENN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT SAMFORD | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 2 P.M. | CW NETWORK
NORTH CAROLINA A&T AT NORFOLK STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AUSTIN PEAY AT LINDENWOOD | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
COLGATE AT CORNELL | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
YOUNGSTOWN STATE AT UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE AT VALPARAISO | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
DRAKE AT MOREHEAD STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN CAROLINA AT THE CITADEL | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
MIAMI (OHIO) AT KENT STATE | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE AT CAL | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
WEBER STATE AT NORTHERN COLORADO | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH DAKOTA AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA AT AUBURN | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
MICHIGAN AT NEBRASKA | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
KANSAS AT TEXAS | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
INDIANA AT MARYLAND | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
ILLINOIS AT PURDUE | 3:30 P.M. | PEACOCK
WAGNER AT RUTGERS | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
BOWLING GREEN AT GEORGIA TECH | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
HOUSTON AT TEXAS TECH | 3:30 P.M.
BAYLOR AT UCF | 3:30 P.M.
ARKANSAS STATE AT UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH FLORIDA AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
OLD DOMINION AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BALL STATE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT TOLEDO | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU
BUCKNELL AT LAFAYETTE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MISSOURI AT VANDERBILT | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
BOISE STATE AT MEMPHIS | 4 P.M. | ESPN2
NEW MEXICO AT WYOMING | 4 P.M. | MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
CAMPBELL AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
TARLETON STATE AT SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
IDAHO AT EASTERN WASHINGTON | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
IDAHO STATE AT MONTANA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
PORTLAND STATE AT MONTANA STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
VMI AT MERCER | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
HARVARD AT HOLY CROSS | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
MISSOURI STATE AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
LSU AT OLE MISS | 6 P.M. | ESPN
KENNESAW STATE AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
CHATTANOOGA AT WOFFORD | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
OREGON AT STANFORD | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
IOWA STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 7 P.M. | FS1
EAST CAROLINA AT RICE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ABILENE CHRISTIAN AT NORTH TEXAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
COASTAL CAROLINA AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
TROY AT GEORGIA STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS STATE AT SOUTHERN MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ABILENE CHRISTIAN AT NORTH TEXAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
GRAMBLING AT PRAIRIE VIEW A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN KENTUCKY AT NORTH ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
INDIANA STATE AT MURRAY STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LAMAR AT HOUSTON CHRISTIAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN ILLINOIS AT NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE STATE AT UT MARTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NOTRE DAME AT DUKE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
SOUTH CAROLINA AT TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
MICHIGAN STATE AT IOWA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC/PEACOCK
CHARLOTTE AT SMU | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
PITT AT VIRGINIA TECH | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
WEST VIRGINIA AT TCU | 8 P.M. | ESPN2
APPALACHIAN STATE AT UL MONROE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
SAN DIEGO STATE AT AIR FORCE | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT SOUTHERN UTAH | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UC DAVIS AT CAL POLY | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
NICHOLLS AT MCNEESE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 9 P.M. | ESPN
NORTHERN ARIZONA AT SACRAMENTO STATE | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON AT ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
NEVADA AT FRESNO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
WEEK 4 SCHEDULE
ATLANTA FALCONS VS JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (WEMBLEY) 2:30P (BST) 9:30A ESPN+
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BUFFALO BILLS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
DENVER BRONCOS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT NEW YORK JETS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT NEW YORK GIANTS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
SAN DIEGO 3 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 2
MINNESOTA 7 COLORADO 6
HOUSTON 2 ARIZONA 1
CLEVELAND 7 DETROIT 5
BOSTON 3 BALTIMORE 0
TORONTO 11 TAMPA BAY 4
KANSAS CITY 12 NY YANKEES 5
LA ANGELS 5 OAKLAND 1
SEATTLE 8 TEXAS 0
MIAMI 4 PITTSBURGH 3
WASHINGTON 10 ATLANTA 6
PHILADELPHIA AT NY METS POSTPONED
MILWAUKEE 4 CHICAGO CUBS 3 (10)
CINCINNATI 19 ST. LOUIS 2
LA DODGERS 6 SAN FRANCISCO 2
FLORIDA 4 CAROLINA 2
TAMPA BAY 4 CAROLINA 0
NY RANGERS AT NY ISLANDERS POSTPONED
PHILADELPHIA 4 BOSTON 3
TORONTO 2 MONTRÉAL 1
OTTAWA 3 WINNIPEG 1
EDMONTON 2 CALGARY 1
VEGAS 3 ARIZONA 1
LOS ANGELES 4 ANAHEIM 3
NEW YORK 92 CONNECTICUT 81
LAS VEGAS 64 DALLAS 61
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SILAS BOLDEN HAS 2 TDS TO HELP NO. 19 OREGON STATE BEAT NO. 10 UTAH 21-7
CORVALLIS, Ore. (AP) With a bold fourth-and-1 play for a touchdown, No. 19 Oregon State showed it wasn’t going to let one loss define the season.
Out of a tightly-bunched formation, Beavers quarterback DJ Uiagalelei faked a quarterback sneak and pitched to Silas Bolden, who ran 45 yards for the score that all but sealed the Beavers’ 21-7 victory over No. 10 Utah on Friday night.
“You’ve just got to play with no fear. Go out there with confidence. Make plays,” Bolden said.
In addition to his touchdown run, Bolden aught a 27-yard touchdown pass. Damien Martinez added an early touchdown dash and the Beavers (4-1, 1-1 Pac-12) rebounded from last weekend’s close loss to No. 16 Washington State.
Utah (4-1, 1-1) was still without quarterback Cam Rising, who warmed up with the team but was in street clothes at kickoff.
Rising, a sixth-year senior who has led the Utes to back-to-back Pac-12 titles, tore his left ACL during the Rose Bowl in January and needed surgery. He has been practicing with the team, splitting reps with Nate Johnson, but hasn’t been cleared to play.
Johnson, making his third straight start, completed just three of 12 passes for 35 yards before he was replaced with Bryson Barnes in the third quarter. Last weekend after Utah’s 14-7 victory over UCLA, Johnson apologized on social media for the lackluster performance.
But Johnson returned in the fourth quarter after Barnes was hurt and threw a 41-yard touchdown pass to Thomas Yassmin with just over five minute left to avoid the shutout.
“Oregon State came right out from the get go, excellent game plan, both on O and D. Give them all the credit. They made plays,” Utah coach Kyle Whittingham said. “We didn’t make plays. We had one touchdown and not even 200 yards of offense. We’re going to win exactly zero games doing that.”
DJ Uiagalelei threw for 204 yards and a touchdown for the Beavers, who lost 38-35 at Washington State last weekend. Bolden caught six passes for 100 yards.
“I think they were excited to play,” Beavers coach Jonathan Smith said about his team’s rebound. “They knew the challenge, how good these guys were.”
After Utah turned the ball over on downs on its first series of the game, the Beavers scored on Martinez’s 4-yard run. Martinez was leading the Pac-12 with an average of 108 yards rushing a game. But Utah held him to 65 yards.
Going into the game, Utah’s rushing defense was ranked third in the nation, allowing an average of just 51 yards a game and only 2.02 yards a carry.
Oregon State coach Jonathan Smith mixed things up a bit, bringing in freshman quarterback Aiden Chiles for a series in the second quarter.
Before halftime, Bolden dove to bring down a 40-yard pass from Uiagalelei but the Beavers couldn’t capitalize and were forced to punt.
Bolden connected with Uiagalelei for a 27-yard touchdown strike early in the third quarter. Uiagalelei pitched to Bolden for the 45-yard scoring run on fourth-and-1.
“Seeing that from the backfield is unbelievable. You just throw your arms up,” Uiagalelei said. “It’s an easy play for a quarterback, I don’t really got to do too much. It’s a snap and I just pitch it to one of my guys.”
The Beavers dipped a bit in the AP Top 25 after the loss last weekend to the Cougars, but the victory over another top-10 opponent should see then move up a few sports. The Utes, meanwhile, are off next week, so it’s possible Rising will return Oct. 14 against California.
“We’re waiting for doctors to give us the thumbs up,” Whittingham said about Rising. “We just don’t have that yet. Cam wants to play badly, but it has to be a medical decision.”
Utah: The Utes also are without tight end Brant Kuithe, who like Rising hasn’t played this season while recovering from a torn ACL. … Defensive end Logan Fano was injured in the second quarter and had to be helped off the field. … There was no update after the game on Barnes’ injury, but he was taken to the hospital as a precaution.
Oregon State: The Beavers wore head-to-toe Orange uniforms for the first time since 2018. … The game was declared a sellout with standing room only. … It was Oregon State’s seventh straight win at Reser Stadium. … Calvin Hart. Jr. was ejected early in the fourth quarter for targeting.
Utah: At California on Oct. 14.
Oregon State: At California on Oct. 7.
RAIDERS DEFENSIVE END CHANDLER JONES ARRESTED IN PROTECTIVE ORDER VIOLATION, AUTHORITIES SAY
LAS VEGAS (AP) Las Vegas Raiders defensive end Chandler Jones has been arrested on accusations of violating a domestic violence temporary protection order, authorities said.
Vegas-area police arrested the 33-year-old edge rusher early Friday. He’s being held at the Clark County Detention Center with bail set at $15,000, according to online records.
He’s scheduled to appear in court Dec. 4. Attorney Peter Christiansen in Las Vegas said he represents Jones. He declined to comment about Jones’ arrest.
There has been growing concern for Jones’ mental health due to peculiar behavior on social media. In one video, he spent about 25 minutes talking about a variety of topics before breaking down in tears when discussing Aaron Hernandez’s death, whom he referred to as “Chico.”
Monday, in a since-deleted post of a handwritten journal entry, he said he was taken to a hospital “against my will” by the Las Vegas Fire Department a week prior. He wrote that Las Vegas police were on hand when the firefighters arrived.
The Raiders said in a statement on X, formerly known as Twitter, that the team is “hopeful that Chandler Jones receives the care that he needs. He, his family, and all those involved are in our thoughts. As this is now a legal matter, we will not be providing further comment.”
Owner Mark Davis did not respond to a text request for comment.
During his Friday availability, coach Josh McDaniels declined comment when asked for an update on Jones, saying he “wasn’t up to speed on everything.” He said nothing has changed on the coaching staff’s end.
“I care for all of them,” McDaniels said of his players. “I think we all do. We want the best for all of our players, former players, etc. So, that will never change. That part is going to be there now and forever for all the guys we’ve coached and got an opportunity to know and work with. So, just kind of take it as it comes here as we’re going through this, and we continue to try to do the best we can. Like I said, there’s not much we can do other than that.”
Jones has not played a game this season for the Raiders and is on the non-football illness list.
The 11-year veteran finished second on the team with both 4.5 sacks and 15 quarterback hits in 15 games last season. He also tied for 11th with 38 tackles.
Jones is tied for 37th most all-time career sacks, at 112.
BROWNS QB DESHAUN WATSON IS QUESTIONABLE TO PLAY AGAINST THE RAVENS AMID SHOULDER SORENESS
CLEVELAND (AP) Deshaun Watson watched most of practice from the sideline Friday. The Cleveland Browns hope the extra rest will help their star quarterback be ready for a division rival.
Watson was listed as questionable for Sunday’s game against Baltimore because of a shoulder injury that limited him all week.
Coach Kevin Stefanski said he’s “hopeful” Watson will be healthy enough to go.
“He’s been taking care of his body,” Stefanski said. “He knows his body, so that’s why I’m hopeful.”
Fifth-round draft pick Dorian Thompson-Robinson would start if Watson doesn’t.
“All of our backups have to be ready to play,” Stefanski said. “It’s just the life of a backup.”
Watson threw just a couple of passes Friday before walking off the practice field and having his shoulder checked by a team trainer. Watson was wearing a brace on his throwing shoulder, and Stefanski said he likely would wear it if he plays against the Ravens (2-1).
The Browns (2-1) might also consider tweaking their game plan in hopes of having Watson take fewer hits.
“Yeah, I think you have to be smart,” Stefanski said. “You look around the league, you always have to protect yourself when you can. And I think we’ve talked about that before, and I know around the league you see players that make a ton of plays with their feet and then you protect yourself.
“And Deshaun’s done that over the course of his career. So he will always play his style, but you always have to be smart as well.”
Watson is coming off his best game since signing with the Browns last year. He completed 27 of 33 passes for 289 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-3 drubbing of Tennessee.
He also took several big hits, including a forearm chop from a Titans rusher to the neck area that brought trainers onto the field. Watson shook it off and stayed in the game. The Titans were flagged for roughing the passer on the play.
Watson ’s performance quieted some of the criticism he received after two shaky outings to start the season. Through three games, Watson has completed 65 of 102 passes (63.7%) for 678 yards with four touchdowns and two interceptions.
His injury, even if he’s able to play, is the latest blow for a team still recovering from a season-ending injury to standout running back Nick Chubb.
“We don’t live in uncertain,” defensive end Myles Garrett said. “Whether he plays, doesn’t play, that’s not going to change our mentality going into the game. He’s going to make the best decision for himself as well as for his team and what he can put forth.
“But knowing him, he’s a baller. He’s fought through a lot of things. We think he’ll play. But if he doesn’t, we just have to up our intensity one more notch.”
NFL REVISES GAMBLING POLICY, REINSTATES DETROIT’S JAMESON WILLIAMS AND 2 OTHER SUSPENDED PLAYERS
(AP) — The NFL has revised its gambling policy and is reinstating three players who previously received longer suspensions.
Tennessee’s Nicholas Petit-Frere and Detroit’s Jameson Williams can return to their teams on Monday. Free agent Stanley Berryhill will be eligible to participate in all activities, including games, starting Tuesday. All three players were initially suspended six games.
The new policy reduces the punishment for gambling on non-NFL sports from within team facilities to two games.
The minimum suspension for gambling on NFL games increases to one year, and for players who bet on their own teams, the minimum suspension was raised to two years.
In a memo sent to teams and obtained by The Associated Press, the league said it periodically reviews the gambling policy “to ensure that it is responsive to changing circumstances and fully addresses our commitment to protect the integrity of our game.”
The league has consulted with the NFL Players Association and teams in recent weeks to ensure policies are “clear, properly communicated, and focused on protecting the integrity of the game and the reputations of everyone connected with the NFL.”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell or a person he designates decides violations of the gambling policy.
A list of penalties:
– Betting on NFL football: indefinite suspension, minimum of one year or minimum of two years if player bets on a game involving his team.
– Actual or attempted game fixing: permanent ban from the NFL.
– Inside information and tipping: indefinite suspension, minimum of one year.
– Third party or proxy betting: indefinite suspension, minimum of one year.
– Betting (on sports other than NFL football) in the workplace or while working: first violation, two-game suspension without pay; second violation, six-game suspension without pay; third violation, suspension without pay for at least one year.
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MLB ROUNDUP: J.P. CRAWFORD BELTS SLAM AS M’S BLAST RANGERS
J.P. Crawford hit a grand slam and Ty France and Josh Rojas added solo homers as the Seattle Mariners defeated the visiting Texas Rangers 8-0 Friday night to tighten the American League West race.
The Mariners pulled within two games of the division-leading Rangers and remained a game behind the Houston Astros in the chase for the AL’s third and final wild-card berth.
Crawford, whose two-run double with two outs in the ninth inning Thursday gave the Mariners a 3-2 walk-off victory in the series opener, went deep to right with the bases loaded in the fourth Friday off Rangers reliever Brock Burke to give Seattle an 8-0 lead.
Reliever Trent Thornton (1-2) was credited with the victory as the Mariners’ bullpen combined for 5 1/3 scoreless innings of one-hit relief. Texas starter Nathan Eovaldi (12-5) allowed seven runs on five hits in 3 1/3 innings.
Blue Jays 11, Rays 4
Alejandro Kirk had a home run and three RBIs, Bo Bichette went 4-for-5 with three runs and one RBI and Toronto defeated visiting Tampa Bay.
Brandon Belt and Matt Chapman added solo home runs for the Blue Jays, who moved closer to clinching an American League wild-card spot. Toronto lowered its magic number for sealing a playoff berth to one. Yusei Kikuchi (11-6) allowed three runs in five-plus innings for the win.
Yandy Diaz hit a two-run homer for the Rays, who have clinched the first AL wild-card berth. Aaron Civale (7-5) gave up one run in 1 2/3 innings.
Astros 2, Diamondbacks 1
Jose Abreu smacked a two-run double and fill-in starter Jose Urquidy pitched six scoreless innings to lead Houston to a victory over Arizona in the opener of a three-game series at Phoenix.
Alex Bregman had two hits and scored a run for Houston, which won its second straight game. Urquidy (3-3) gave up two hits and three walks while striking out two in a 70-pitch effort. The Astros trail the first-place Rangers by one game in the AL West. They trail Toronto by one game for the second wild-card spot. Houston leads the Mariners by one game for the third wild-card berth.
Gabriel Moreno had an RBI double for the Diamondbacks, who managed just four hits. Arizona ace Zac Gallen (17-9) allowed two runs and seven hits over 6 1/3 innings. Arizona holds the second wild-card spot in the National League. The Diamondbacks lead Miami by a half-game.
Brewers 4, Cubs 3 (10 innings)
Carlos Santana hit a walk-off double in the bottom of the 10th inning as host Milwaukee edged Chicago in the opener of a three-game series.
It was a costly defeat for the Cubs, who have lost four in a row to see their National League wild-card hopes fade. Santana’s line drive to left plated Blake Perkins, who pinch-ran for automatic runner William Contreras.
Caleb Boushley (1-0), making his major league debut, blew a save in the ninth but came away with the victory in his major league debut. Jose Cuas (3-2) took the loss.
Red Sox 3, Orioles 0
Nick Pivetta threw seven shutout innings with 10 strikeouts and Boston defeated host Baltimore to snap a five-game losing streak.
Garrett Whitlock threw the final two innings of relief to finish a combined three-hitter for the Red Sox, who posted their third win in their last 14 games. Whitlock, who recorded his first save, added three more strikeouts to the Boston pitching total. Trevor Story drove in two Boston runs with a fifth-inning home run.
The Orioles, who were coming off clinching the American League East a night earlier, had a five-game winning streak end. Jordan Westburg’s double and Ryan Mountcastle’s two singles were the only Baltimore hits.
Guardians 7, Tigers 5
Tyler Freeman hit a three-run homer, Bo Naylor supplied a two-run blast and visiting Cleveland topped Detroit.
Brayan Rocchio added a pair of doubles while scoring a run and knocking in another. Cleveland starter Cal Quantrill (4-7) allowed four runs and eight hits in five innings. Emmanuel Clase gave up a run but still collected his 44th save.
Miguel Cabrera, who is retiring at the end of the season, had three hits and reached base four times for Detroit. Zach McKinstry blasted a two-run homer, Spencer Torkelson hit a solo homer and Parker Meadows contributed a two-run triple.
Twins 7, Rockies 6
Ryan Jeffers homered and finished with three hits, Max Kepler broke a ninth-inning tie with a sacrifice fly and Minnesota beat Colorado in Denver.
Michael A. Taylor hit a two-run shot and had two hits, Trevor Larnach also went deep and Kyle Farmer had two hits for Minnesota. The American League Central champion Twins won for the seventh time in nine games as they prepare for the playoffs. Kody Funderburk (2-0) got the win with two scoreless innings of relief.
Alan Trejo homered among his two hits while Brendan Rodgers and Elehuris Montero also hit home runs for Colorado, who have lost 10 of 12. Nolan Jones had three hits, and Charlie Blackmon and Sean Bouchard had two hits apiece.
Marlins 4, Pirates 3
Josh Bell hit a two-run double in a four-run eighth inning as Miami came back to top host Pittsburgh.
Jake Burger added an RBI single and Jazz Chisholm Jr. had the go-ahead sacrifice fly RBI for the Marlins, who need just one more win to clinch a National League wild-card spot. Miami reliever Huascar Brazoban (5-2) pitched a scoreless seventh and Tanner Scott worked the ninth for his 11th save.
Endy Rodriguez had an RBI single for the Pirates, who have lost four of five. Reliever Colin Selby (2-2) gave up all four runs and four hits in the eighth without getting an out.
Nationals 10, Braves 6
Washington tied its season high with five homers and snapped a three-game losing streak by ending host Atlanta’s four-game winning streak.
Carter Kieboom hit a three-run homer, Dominic Smith had a two-run shot and Lane Thomas, Keibert Ruiz and Jake Alu added solo homers for Washington, which ranks next-to-last in the majors with 151 home runs.
Ozzie Albies and Forrest Wall had three hits each for Atlanta, which has clinched the National League East and home-field advantage throughout the postseason. The Braves lead the majors with 304 homers, three shy of the single-season mark set by the 2019 Minnesota Twins, but they didn’t add to their total on Friday.
Dodgers 6, Giants 2
J.D. Martinez broke open a tight game with a three-run home run and visiting Los Angeles spoiled the managerial debut of Kai Correa by beating San Francisco, which fired Gabe Kapler earlier in the day.
Will Smith and Freddie Freeman also homered for the Dodgers, who have two games left to try to win their 100th. Lance Lynn (13-11) tossed six innings of two-run ball.
Wilmer Flores had a solo homer and an RBI single for the Giants. Keaton Winn (1-3) went 5 1/3 innings and yielded six runs.
Padres 3, White Sox 2
Nick Martinez struck out eight batters in five scoreless innings, and San Diego held on to edge host Chicago.
Martinez (6-4) notched a season high in strikeouts to help San Diego win its third consecutive game. Closer Josh Hader allowed a solo homer in the ninth but regrouped to earn his 33rd save. Trent Grisham tallied two RBIs and Xander Bogaerts had one.
Yoan Moncada and Carlos Perez each homered for Chicago. White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease (7-9) took the loss despite allowing just one run on four hits in five innings. He walked two and struck out seven.
Reds 19, Cardinals 2
Nick Martini and Christian Encarnacion-Strand hit three-run homers as Cincinnati routed host St. Louis to stay alive in the National League wild-card race.
Jonathan India and Tyler Stephenson socked two-run homers and Spencer Steer and Noelvi Marte added solo shots for the Reds, who remained within 1 1/2 games of the Miami Marlins in the chase for the NL’s third and final wild card.
Reds starting pitcher Brandon Williamson (5-5) allowed two runs on five hits in six innings. He walked two and struck out two. Rookie Carson Spiers followed with three scoreless innings to earn his first career save.
Royals 12, Yankees 5
Kansas City blasted visiting New York starter Carlos Rodon for eight runs in the first inning en route to a nine-run inning and an easy victory.
Rodon (3-8) closed out his disappointing first season in pinstripes by surrendering six hits and two walks to the first eight batters, becoming the third starter in baseball history to allow eight earned runs without recording an out.
Maikel Garcia and Salvador Perez each collected two hits in the frame, while Perez and Kyle Isbel delivered two-run doubles as Kansas City sent 14 batters to the plate. Meanwhile, Jordan Lyles (6-17) retired the first 10 Yankees he faced before walking Aaron Judge ahead of Austin Wells’ three-run homer in the fourth inning.
Angels 5, Athletics 1
Mickey Moniak went 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and rookie right-hander Davis Daniel pitched five scoreless innings of relief for his first major league victory as Los Angeles won the opener of this season-ending series with Oakland in Anaheim, Calif.
Both teams are fated to finish in the bottom two spots in the American League West. The Athletics’ 111 losses are the worst in franchise history since the 1916 Philadelphia A’s went 36-117 in 1916 under Hall of Fame manager Connie Mack.
Angels starter Chase Silseth, just back from the injured list after a concussion, worked four innings, giving up two hits and a run with three walks and three strikeouts. Oakland’s Ken Waldichuk (4-9) allowed seven hits and five runs, four earned, in five innings.
GIANTS FIRE MANAGER GABE KAPLER WITH 3 GAMES LEFT IN HIS 4TH SEASON
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) The San Francisco Giants fired manager Gabe Kapler on Friday with three days left in the season and the club eliminated from the playoffs. It was the first managerial change of 2023.
San Francisco is 78-81 going into a season-ending series against the NL West champion Los Angeles Dodgers. The 48-year-old Kapler had a 295-248 record over four seasons guiding the Giants, but his only year with a winning record was 2021, when San Francisco won a franchise-record 107 games and the NL West title.
The Giants lost in the NL Division series that year to the Dodgers, then regressed to 81-81 last year.
“After making this recommendation to ownership and receiving their approval, I met with Gabe today to inform him of our decision,” Giants President of Baseball Operations Farhan Zaidi said in a statement. “He has been dedicated and passionate in his efforts to improve the on-field performance of the San Francisco Giants and I have tremendous respect for him as a colleague and friend.”
Kapler’s first season with San Francisco was the pandemic-shortened 2020 campaign. He managed the Philadelphia Phillies for two years before that, going 161-163.
EUROPE STRIKES BACK IN RYDER CUP AND TIES RECORD FOR LARGEST LEAD
GUIDONIA MONTECELIO, Italy (AP) Europe swept the opening session of the Ryder Cup for the first time in its history, a beating so thorough that none of the foursomes matches reached the 18th hole.
And then somehow it got even worse for the Americans.
Right when they were on the verge of escaping Friday with a manageable deficit, Europe delivered one punch after another on the 18th hole at Marco Simone. It left the Americans without a single win on opening day for the first time in Ryder Cup history, and it gave Europe a record-tying lead in its bid to regain the cup.
Three fourballs matches came to the 597-yard closing hole, all of them looking like a red American point on the board.
And then Viktor Hovland made a 25-foot birdie putt. Jon Rahm made a 35-foot eagle putt that slammed into the back of the cup. Justin Rose finished it with an 8-foot birdie putt, all those matches ending in a tie.
For a moment, it looked like the day would end with Europe holding a 5-3 lead.
Instead, it was 6 1/2-1 1/2. The five-point lead matched the biggest margin after one day, last done by Europe at Oakland Hills in 2004 when it handed the Americans their worst loss.
“Historic day,” European captain Luke Donald said “But we want it to be an historic week. So the job is certainly not done. We will all celebrate an amazing day, but we’ll be back tomorrow morning with the goal of trying to win tomorrow morning’s session.”
U.S. captain Zach Johnson could only offer hope that the tide would turn. He offered no excuses other than a mysterious mention of a bug going through the U.S. team.
“It did not go in our favor today. Doesn’t mean it can’t tomorrow or Sunday,” Johnson said. “Tip my cap to the European team for playing great golf. Our time’s coming.”
Europe now needs only to win eight points from the remaining 20 matches to extend its winning streak at home that dates to 1993. Donald pushed all the right buttons by starting with foursomes, which he considered a European strength that would give him a hot start.
And then he let his stars do the work. Rory McIlroy was the only player to win both his matches, even if he rode the amazing play of Matt Fitzpatrick in fourballs. Fitzpatrick won five straight holes on the front nine in the only fourballs match that ended early.
Rahm twice holed big shots off the green in foursomes with Tyrrell Hatton and hit the pin with his tee shot on a par 3. In the afternoon, he made two eagles over the last three holes.
Hovland got this shot-making clinic started in the morning when he chipped in from 45 feet, off a tight lie on the fringe and over a ridge. He ended his day with that big birdie, a putt that paused ever so briefly before taking one final turn into the cup.
“They are studs. They are three of the top four players in the world,” Donald said. “You need your superstars firing. You need them playing well. Without that, it’s really an uphill battle. They stepped up and did what they needed to do, and I’m so proud of them.”
Europe had the stars, all the pivotal shots and a delirious home crowd pushing them along the way. It was a rude welcome and a harsh reminder to the Americans why it has been 30 years since they last won the Ryder Cup away from home.
The American stars fell flat. Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay lost their foursomes match to “Fleetwood Mac” – McIlroy and Tommy Fleetwood. The American tandem had been 5-0 in foursomes at the Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup.
Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth were undefeated in fourballs in three previous Ryder Cup matches. They had to settle for a a halve when Hovland made his big putt.
The lead was even bigger than the U.S. had over Europe at Whistling Straits two years ago, when Europe had hardly any fans because of travel restrictions from the COVID-19 pandemic.
“A great day in front of some amazing home fans,” McIlroy said.
There were plenty of American fans at Marco Simone. They just didn’t make much noise because there was so little reason to cheer.
The final blow came from Rose, at 43 the oldest player at Marco Simone. He guided around Ryder Cup rookie Robert MacIntyre and delivered in the end, winning three of the last four holes to scratch out a halve in the final match on the course.
“I didn’t want us to be the only one to let red on the board,” Rose said, illustrating how ruthless Europe felt with a home crowd on its side.
“The 18th hole was incredibly kind to us, and the boys holed some unbelievable putts,” Rose said. “Those three ties mean a lot, just for moral victory as much as obviously keeping the score as spread as possible.’
Europe has started the Ryder Cup at home with fourballs every time since 1993, which also was the last time Europe lost at home. Donald felt his side statistically was stronger in foursomes and he wanted a fast start. McIlroy said Donald had Europe play three-hole matches in practice to develop a sense of urgency.
Whatever the plan, it worked to near perfection.
“All week, all we’ve been talking about is getting off to fast starts … something Luke has drilled into us,” McIlroy said. “We were ready to go from the first tee shot, obviously, as you can see in how everyone played.”
Johnson also had a plan for the five sessions, only this beating was so bad it brought to mind what heavyweight Mike Tyson once said of Evander Holyfield: “Everyone has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”
The Americans were bloodied, all right.
It took six hours and 25 minutes after the Ryder Cup began for the Americans to lead in any match.
Even so, the Americans were poised to keep the deficit at 5-3, which would salvage the day and perhaps swing momentum in their favor. And then Europe delivered in the clutch by flipping three matches late.
“It’s not the start we wanted, but fortunately for us we’ve got a lot of golf left,” Thomas said. “But tomorrow is important. We’ve put ourselves in a spot where every session is extremely important.”
DEFENDING CHAMPION ACES RETURN TO WNBA FINALS, BEAT WINGS 64-61 TO COMPLETE SWEEP
ARLINGTON, Texas (AP) A’ja Wilson and the defending WNBA champion Las Vegas Aces are headed back to the finals for the third time in four seasons after a scrappy performance.
While Wilson was denied a fourth consecutive 30-point game with plenty of defensive attention on her, the Dallas Wings still couldn’t keep the Aces from advancing for the chance to win back-to-back titles.
Wilson had 13 points and 13 rebounds, and the five-time All-Star had a tying layup while the Aces scored the game’s final 11 points to beat the Wings 64-61 on Friday night and complete a three-game semifinal sweep.
“I expected they were going to do something because she’s been on an absolute tear, and they made their adjustment,” said Becky Hammon, in her second season as coach of her former team. “Luckily for us, our defense, which is always the anchor, won us the game.”
Alysha Clark made a tiebreaking free throw with 1:45 left. Jackie Young added two more free throws with 2 seconds remaining – after the Wings had missed two potential go-ahead shots.
After averaging a WNBA postseason-best 91.8 points their first four games, the Aces had their lowest point total in a win all season. The only time they scored fewer was a 99-61 loss on Aug. 6 at New York, a potential opponent in the WNBA Finals that begin Oct. 8 in Las Vegas.
The Wings, hosting a semifinal game for the first time since the franchise moved from Tulsa to North Texas in 2016, had a 61-53 lead when Arike Ogunbowale made a running layup with 4:59 left. They didn’t score again.
Ogunbowale, who finished with a game-high 18 points, came up short on a 3-pointer as time expired after Dallas was able to call timeout and get one more shot.
“Tried to get open and get a 3, and obviously it didn’t go in. But that was a tough one, it shouldn’t have come down to that, though,” said Ogunbowale, who was then asked why. “I don’t think we made a shot in the last five minutes.”
Before the final chance by Ogunbowale, the Wings had missed nine consecutive shots. They didn’t get a second opportunity on any of them.
While Wilson’s WNBA record string of three consecutive 30-point playoff games ended, she made a free throw with 2:56 left. Clark then rebounded after the second free throw was missed. The ball went to Chelsea Gray, who made a nifty pass to Wilson for the tying layup with 2:44 left.
Clark’s free throw a minute later put the Aces ahead, and it was still a one-point margin when Gray made a drive toward the basket and when in the air decided to pass – the ball going into the stands for a turnover with a half-minute left.
Ogunbowale missed a 16-footer after a timeout and Wilson had the rebound before getting tied up for a jump ball in the free-throw circle near the Dallas basket. Teaira McCowan won the jump against Wilson and Dallas called another timeout with 9 seconds left. Natasha Howard missed a 3-pointer and Young was fouled by Ogunbowale when grabbing the rebound.
Gray finished with 15 points while Young and Kelsey Plum each had 11 for the Aces.
Howard added 14 points for the Wings, while McCowan had 10 points and 15 rebounds.
“They did an incredible, incredible job, our entire team did this series. Sometimes they fall in and everyone’s loving it, and great, and sometimes they don’t,” first-year Wings coach Latricia Trammell said. “At least we were in position. So I was really proud of this team and what they’ve accomplished. I mean, (in the) preseason we were not even supposed to make the playoffs.”
The Aces set a WNBA record with 34 wins during the regular season, with one of their six losses being against Dallas. They lost three times to New York, which has a 2-1 series lead over Connecticut – last season’s runner-up – in the other semifinal.
Wings forward Satou Sabally got her trophy before the game as the WNBA’s most improved player, but again struggled again in this series, scoring five points on 2-of-15 shooting. She finished 12 of 46 (26%) in the series after shooting at a 43.5% clip during the regular season.
Dallas had its biggest lead just before halftime when Ogunbowale made consecutive 3-pointers and assisted on another basket to make it 36-29.
Gray made a fadeaway jumper going into halftime for Vegas, then made a 21-footer on the first shot of the second half. That was part of a quick 7-0 spurt that Gray finished with a 3-pointer for a 38-36 lead.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS
LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-2) AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (2-1)
DATE: Sunday, October 1, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
SiriusXM (team name linked to SXM App) LAR: 108 or 388 IND: 83 or 233
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: IND leads series, 23-20-2 (LAR won past 3)
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 9/19/21: LAR 27 at IND 24
LOS ANGELES NOTES:
QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 269 yards in Week 3 & ranks 4th in NFL with 910 pass yards this season. Has 1,267 pass yards (316.8 per game) & 10 TDs vs. 3 INTs for 102.6 rating in 4 career starts vs. Ind. Passed for 278 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT for 101.8 rating in last meeting. • RB KYREN WILLIAMS had 65 scrimmage yards (38 rush, 27 rec.) in Week 3. Is 1 of 2 in NFC (Kenneth Walker) with 4 scrimmage TDs in 1st 3 weeks. Aims for his 4th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR PUKA NACUA (rookie) had 5 catches for 72 yards in Week 3. Ranks 2nd in NFL with 30 receptions, most ever by player in 1st 3 career games. Leads all rookies with 338 rec. yards. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. • WR TUTU ATWELL had 4 catches for 50 yards & his 1st rec. TD of season last week, his 2nd-career TD catch. Aims for his 4th in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. • TE TYLER HIGBEE had 5 catches for 71 yards last week. • DT AARON DONALD had 7 tackles, 2 TFL & 1st full sack of season in Week 3. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 0.5+ sacks. Had 7 tackles & TFL in last meeting. • LB ERNEST JONES led team with 9 tackles & had TFL & PD last week & is 1 of 5 in NFL with 9+ tackles in each of 1st 3 weeks. Aims for his 4th in row on road with TFL & 7th in row on road with 5+ tackles. • LB BYRON YOUNG can become 3rd rookie since 2000 (James Houston & Terrell Suggs) with 0.5+ sacks in each of his 1st 4 games. • LB MICHAEL HOECHT has TFL in 3 of his past 4 on road. • CB AHKELLO WITHERSPOON had 9th-career INT last week. • CB COBIE DURANT aims for his 3rd in row with PD.
QB ANTHONY RICHARDSON (rookie) tied for lead among QBs with 3 rush TDs this season & is 3rd QB ever with 3 rush TDs in 1st 2 career games, joining Daunte Culpepper & Jack Thompson. • QB GARDNER MINSHEW completed 27 of 44 atts. (61.4 pct.) for 227 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs in 1st start of season last week. • RB ZACK MOSS had career-high 145 scrimmage yards (career high 122 rush, 23 rec.) & TD catch last week, his 3rd-straight game with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD, tied for longest active streak in NFL. • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN led team with season-high 9 catches for 77 yards in Week 3. Is only player in NFL with 8+ catches in each of 1st 3 weeks of season & can become 3rd player ever with 8+ catches in each of team’s 1st 4 games of season. Had 8 catches for 123 yards in last meeting. Aims for his 3rd in row at home with TD catch. • WR JOSH DOWNS (rookie) had 8 catches for 57 yards last week. • WR ISAIAH MCKENZIE had TD catch in his last game vs. LAR (9/8/22 w/ Buf.). Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NFC West with rec. TD. • DT DEFOREST BUCKNER has sack in 2 of 3 games this season. Had PD in last meeting. • DE KWITY PAYE is 1 of 6 in NFL with sack in each of 1st 3 weeks of season. Aims for 3rd in row with FR. • DE SAMSON EBUKAM had sack & FF in Week 3. Aims for 3rd in row with sack. Spent 1st 4 career seasons (2017-20) with LAR. • LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN led team with 15 tackles last week & had 1st sack of season. Leads NFL with 45 tackles this season & is only player with 13+ tackles in each of 1st 3 weeks. Aims for his 12th in row with 7+ tackles. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 at home. • S JULIAN BLACKMON had career-high 12 tackles & TFL last week.
- The Rams have won the last three games between these teams (2013, 2017 and 2021), tied for their longest-ever winning streak against the Colts — they also won three in a row from 1975 to 1989, and the first three games between the franchises in 1953 and 1954.
- Los Angeles lost to the Bengals, 19-16, on Monday night in Cincinnati. The Rams were 1-for-11 on third down — it was the fourth game under Sean McVay (since 2017) that the Rams have failed to convert at least two third downs, and first since going 1-for-14 in Pittsburgh in Week 10, 2019.
- Puka Nacua became the third player since 1960 to begin his career with three consecutive games with at least five receptions and 70 receiving yards, joining Stefon Diggs (2015) and Andre Johnson (2003), both of whom extended their streaks to four games.
- The Colts beat the Ravens, 22-19, in overtime in Baltimore in Week 3. It was their fourth overtime game since the start of last season (2-1-1 in those games), tied with the Raiders for the most in the league. All four games have been on the road.
- Matt Gay, who spent the last three seasons with the Rams, became the first player in NFL history to make four field goals of at least 50 yards in a single game, as his 53-yarder in overtime won last week’s game for the Colts.
- On their 15 scoring drives this season, the Rams are averaging 10.4 plays per drive, most in the NFL. Indianapolis is averaging 7.5 plays per drive on its 13 scoring drives, 26th in the league. The Rams’ eight drives of 10+ plays rank third in the NFL behind the Cowboys (12) and the Chargers (9).
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) Aaron Donald’s impeccable resume would make any defensive player envious.
He owns a Super Bowl ring, three NFL Defensive Player of the Year titles, won the 2014 NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award and the 2018 Deacon Jones Award as the league’s sacks leader. He has made seven All-Pro teams and nine Pro Bowls and the unanimous All-American also collected the Lombardi Award, Outland Trophy and Chuck Bednarik Award among other honors in college.
Even at age 32, with nothing left to prove, the league’s best defensive tackle shows no signs of slowing down. And this week, like most, blocking Donald will be the focal point for his next foe.
“We’ve got to have a plan for him, know where he’s at at all times and not let him wreck the game,” said Indianapolis Colts coach Shane Steichen, calling Donald one of the best interior lineman in NFL history. “They line him up all over the place. Like I said, we’ve got to have a great, great plan for him.”
Indy (2-1) learned that lesson the hard way when it last faced Donald in 2021.
On that day, he recorded seven tackles, one for loss and three quarterback hits. But his biggest impact didn’t appear in the box score: He helped preserve one goal-line stand by clogging the middle while a teammate recorded a sack and he preserved another by blowing up a shovel pass that was intercepted.
It’s an example of why the Rams (1-2) have made Donald the league’s highest-paid tackle.
Sunday’s game, though, pits Donald against one of the league’s top defensive tackle tandems – two-time Pro Bowler DeForest Buckner and Grover Stewart, who Colts coaches often insist has played at a Pro Bowl level the past two seasons. Together, they’ve formed a combination that has given the Colts a significant boost.
Indy leads the league in forced fumbles (seven) and strip sacks (five) and is tied for second in fumble recoveries (four) and sacks (12), and Buckner and Stewart have held up well enough against offensive linemen to free linebacker Zaire Franklin to make a league-leading 45 tackles.
And if the Rams want to get their season back on track, their potentially short-handed offensive line needs to win Sunday’s battle of the big men.
“You always want to stay balanced,” Rams offensive coordinator Mike LaFleur said. “But you’re also not going to just go beat your head against the wall if they’re saying you’re not going to do it.”
Two big names will miss Sunday’s game: Rams All-Pro receiver Cooper Kupp and Colts All-Pro running back Jonathan Taylor. It might be the last game they miss.
Coach Sean McVay said Wednesday he’s hopeful Kupp (hamstring) can be activated off injured reserve next week. His 2021 single-season totals – 145 catches and 1,947 yards – were the second-most in league history.
Taylor (offseason ankle surgery) also can be activated from the physically unable to perform list next week, though he’s also mired in an ugly contract dispute with the Colts.
Rookie quarterback Anthony Richardson started Indy’s first two games. On Friday, he was cleared from the concussion protocol. Coach Shane Steichen made the announcement after Richardson completed his third straight practice.
The former Florida star didn’t play the final minute of a season-opening loss to Jacksonville because of what he described as a bruised knee and sore ankle. He then entered the concussion protocol during the first half of a Week 2 victory at Houston. He sat out last week while still in the protocol.
“I’m glad he’s back,” rookie receiver Josh Downs said of Richardson. “Great player. He’s going to go out there and make some plays for us with his legs and his arm.”
Three-time Pro Bowl center Ryan Kelly practiced Wednesday and Thursday but didn’t participate Friday and has not yet cleared the protocol. Left tackle Bernhard Raimann also is in protocol.
THE LONG HAUL
The schedule makers certainly haven’t made life easy on the Rams early this season. They started with a road trip to Seattle and a home date against rival San Francisco, last season’s NFC runner-up.
Now after visiting Cincinnati on Monday night, the Rams are heading back to the Midwest for another game. The two roundtrips tally nearly 8,500 miles – on a short week. Some teams may have opted to stay closer to Indianapolis, but McVay did not.
Trading players has become an increasingly common practice recently in the NFL, but 51 years ago, the Rams and Colts made an unprecedented swap.
Jim Irsay’s late father, Robert, bought the Rams for $19 million, with most of the shares coming from the estate of former Rams owner Daniel R. Reeves. Robert Irsay then swapped franchises with the late Carroll Rosenbloom, who owned the Baltimore Colts.
The Colts moved to Indianapolis in 1984 and the Rams played in Los Angeles until moving to St. Louis in 1995. The franchise returned to the West Coast in 2016.
INDIANA FOOTBALL NOTES VS. MARYLAND
SETTING THE SCENE
• Indiana travels to Maryland for its first true road game of the season on Saturday (Sept. 30) at SECU Stadium. The game will be
aired on Big Ten Network and kickoff at 3:30 p.m.
• In the all-time series, Indiana owns a 7-4 edge against Maryland. The Terrapins have won the last two meetings, after Indiana
won seven of the first nine meetings.
• The first two meetings between the two programs came in 1934 and 1935 and then 79 passed between meetings, as Maryland
joined the Big Ten in 2014. Indiana won the initial meeting in Bloomington, 17-14, and then defeated Maryland, 13-6, in the second
• Indiana has scored at least 27 points in each of the last eight meetings and has topped the 30-point mark in seven of those
games. For Maryland, the Terps have scored at least 28 points in eight of the last nine games (11; 2020) with six of those games
featuring at least 30 points.
NEWS & NOTES
• In Week 4, Indiana featured three of the top five defenders in total pressures according to Pro Football Focus. redshirt senior
Andre Carter (8) and senior Philip Blidi (6) topped the conference charts, while LeDarrius Cox (5) tied for No. 3 in the Big Ten
in total pressures.
• With 41 tackles, redshirt senior Aaron Casey ranks No. 3 in the Big Ten and No. 14 nationally in total tackles entering Week 5. His
his 5.0 tackles for loss are tied for No. 1 in the conference, which includes 2.0 sacks.
• With 2.0 tackles for loss in each of the first two games of the season, Carter’s 4.0 TFLs were the most by a Hoosier in the first
two games of a season since 2004 when Kyle Killion posted 5.5 tackles for loss.
• Sophomore Jaylin Lucas produced the first multi-touchdown game of his career in Week 2 versus Indiana State with a pair of
rushing scores. He has seven career touchdowns with four rushing, one receiving and two kickoff return scores.
• Senior Louis Moore grabbed his first career interception in the second quarter versus Akron and followed that with his first
defensive touchdown in the third quarter on a 22-yard interception return for a score.
• Redshirt freshman Tayven Jackson made his first career start versus Indiana State and accounted for 245 yards of total offense
and led five of Indiana’s seven scoring drives. In Week 3 against Louisville, Jackson posted 310 yards of total offense and threw his
first career touchdown pass.
• With its successful onside kick to start the second half versus Louisville at Lucas Oil Stadium, Indiana snapped a streak of eight
straight unsuccessful onside kick attempts and recovered its first onside kick since the 2017 game at Purdue.
• Head coach Tom Allen won his 32nd career game over Akron in Week 4 and is just one win shy of joining the top five winningest
coaches in program history. Of the 32 wins, 13 have come in one possession games, including a 5-1 mark in overtime.
▶ The Terps are 4-0 to start the season for the second time in three years, winning each game by 18-plus points. Maryland is one
of only three schools in the FBS to be 4-0 and win each game by 18-plus (# 2 Michigan & #7 Washington).
▶ Over the last 19 games played, dating back to 2021, Maryland is 14-5, good for the fourth-best record of any Big Ten school,
trailing only three top-10 teams: #2 Michigan (17-2), #4 Ohio State (16-3) and #6 Penn State (15-4).
▶ Maryland has won each of its first four games of the season by at least 18 points for the first time since 1913. This start also
marks the first time in program history that Maryland has scored 31-plus points in the first four games of the season. Maryland
is one of only 11 FBS teams and the only Big Ten team that are 4-0 and have scored 31-plus in their first four games (#3 Texas,
#5 Florida State, #7 Washington, #8 USC, #9 Oregon, #15 North Carolina, #16 Washington State, #18 Miami, #24 Kansas and
▶ The Terps have won six games in a row dating back to last season’s game vs. Rutgers (11/26), their longest winning streak
since winning seven in a row in 2003-04. The six-game winning streak is currently the ninth-longest in all of the FBS and the
second-longest in the Big Ten, only trailing (#1 Georgia – 21, #25 Fresno State – 13, #7 Washington – 11, #5 Florida State, 10,
#6 Penn State – 9, Air Force – 8, Marshall – 8, James Madison – 7).
▶ Maryland currently ranks first in the Big Ten in total offense, averaging 450.5 yards per game and second in scoring offense,
averaging 37.2 points per game, passing offense, averaging 283.8 yards per game and third down percentage, converting at a
REWRITING THE RECORD BOOKS
▶ QB Taulia Tagovailoa returns for the 2023 season already as one of the most accomplished quarterbacks and players in
Maryland history. Tagovailoa stands as Maryland’s record holder in every major career and single-season passing category.
▶ A 2023 Preseason All-Big Ten selection, Tagovailoa has helped ascend the Terps’ passing game to new heights during his
three-year career. The quarterback has set Maryland career records for passing yards (8,991), passing touchdowns (59), total
touchdowns (69), completions (752), completion percentage (67.0), 300-yard passing games (13), passing efficiency (146.8)
and total offense (9,232).
▶ Tagovailoa has been the best quarterback in the Big Ten through four games, currently leading the conference in passing yards
(1,112), passing TDs (8), total offense (1,165) and points responsible for (62).
▶ Tagovailoa’s current career completion percentage (.670 is the fourth-best of any Big Ten quarterback all-time, only trailing Dan
Persa, Nebraska (.727), Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State (.700) and Scott Tolzien, Wisconsin (.681).
▶ Last week at Michigan State (9/23), Tagovailoa recorded his sixth career game with at least three passing touchdowns and a
rushing touchdown. All other Maryland players have combined for five such games over the past 25 seasons.
▶ Also on the Maxwell Award, Davey O’Brien Award, Manning Award and Polynesian Player of the Year Watch Lists and this
past week a Davey O’Brien Great 8 award winner, Tagovailoa currently stands top-15 among all FBS QBs in career completion
percentage (sixth), passing yards per game (11th), completions per game (13th) and total offense (14th).
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – The Indiana Volleyball team (12-4, 2-1) ran a well-balanced offense on Friday (September 29th) night enroute to an efficient sweep of visiting Iowa at Wilkinson Hall.
Junior setter Camryn Haworth dished out 37 assists as the Hoosiers dispatched of the Hawkeyes in three sets (25-20, 25-19, 25-16) to earn their second Big Ten win of the season.
Four Hoosiers went for nine-or-more kills including a game-high 12 putaways from graduate student middle blocker Kaley Rammelsberg. Freshman libero Ramsey Gary led IU with 13 digs while Haworth dug 10 balls for her fifth double-double of the season.
IU begins a Big Ten campaign 2-1 for the second-straight year and will welcome No. 2 Nebraska on Saturday (September 30th) evening for a sold-out match on the Big Ten Network.
Stats and Notes
• The Hoosiers dominated the stat sheet, outhitting the Hawkeyes (.288-.180) while putting away 15-more kills with just one additional error.
• IU went unaced for the first time in over two seasons while forcing Iowa into five reception errors with Haworth leading the team on three aces.
• As a team, IU hit over .300 in both the second and third sets with just six attacking errors over the final two frames of the match.
#10 Haworth, Camryn
• The junior ran an efficient offense on Friday night as all five primary attackers got 16-or-more swings with four putting away at least nine kills on the night.
• Haworth recorded her fifth double-double of the season with 37 assists and 10 digs. She also chipped in a team-high three service aces and a pair of kills.
• Now with 130 career aces, Haworth has matched the program’s all-time rally era record. She is tied for fifth on the all-time list and will break Taylor Lebo’s seven-year old rally era record with just one more ace.
#15 Kjolhede, Savannah
• Another efficient night offensively for the senior, Kjolhede put away nine kills on 16 swings with just one error on the evening.
• The Colleyville, Texas native now has 313 career blocks, moving her closer to the program’s all-time top 10 list.
#16 Geddes, Morgan
• Inserted back into the starting rotation, playing front row while junior outside hitter Mady Saris goes into the back, Geddes went for nine kills with just one error on 21 swings.
• She led the team with four blocks, matching a career high, while also contributing three digs.
#32 Gary, Ramsey
• Despite not seeing a lot of balls hit her way, Gary managed a team-best 13 digs. Gary has gone for 10+ digs in 14 of 16 matches this season.
Set 1: Indiana 25, Iowa 20
• A sluggish start on both sides, IU took advantage down the stretch with 15 kills and five blocks in a first-set victory.
• Rammelsberg had six kills in the opening frame including three in a six-point stretch as IU jumped out to a 14-11 lead and forced Iowa into a timeout.
• IU won the race to 20 as a pair of Kjolhede kills put the home team up 21-16 late in the set. The teams split the final eight points as IU took the 25-20 win in the first.
Set 2: Indiana 25, Iowa 19
• IU hit .325 (17-4-40) in the second set with Kjolhede leading on .571 hitting offensively (4-0-7) to take the second set 25-19.
• After Iowa closed the gap to just one (10-9), IU went on a 7-3 run before the visitors used their first timeout of the set down five.
• Haworth recorded her first ace of the night late in the set as IU rolled to a six-point victory to take a 2-0 advantage.
Set 3: Indiana 25, Iowa 16
• Kjolhede, Rammelsberg and Geddes all went errorless in set three as IU hit .353 as a team (14-2-34), putting away Iowa 25-16 to sweep the match.
• Haworth recorded back-to-back aces to take a 10-9 lead in the set as IU closed on a 18-7 run over the final 25 points of the match.
PURDUE FOOTBALL NOTES VS. ILLINOIS
STORY LINES • Purdue Football closes out the month of September and a three-game homestand by hosting Illinois in the battle for the Cannon Trophy. Kickoff from Ross-Ade Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. on Peacock. • Not only is the matchup a rivalry game, but it also serves as Homecoming for the Boilermakers. • The Boilermakers have faced Illinois 19 times for their Homecoming game, the second-most common Homecoming opponent behind Wisconsin (21). Purdue holds a 10-8-1 advantage over Illinois in the Homecoming matchups in West Lafayette. • As part of the special weekend, Tiller Tunnel (named after Joe Tiller, the winningest coachin Purdue history) will officially be dedicated in a private ceremony earlier in the day. • Purdue has won three straight Cannon Trophy games as well as six of the past seven. • Head coach Ryan Walters faces off against his former team. Before becoming the 37th head coach in Purdue Football history, Walters served as Illinois’ defensive coordinator for two seasons. Under his guidance a season ago, the Illini led the nation in scoring defense. • Purdue has forced an interception in nine straight games, dating back to last season’s win over Illinois (Nov. 12, 2022). That is the longest active streak in the nation. • Shaun Phillips, a member of the Den of Defensive Ends, will serve as Purdue’s honorary captain for Saturday’s Homecoming game. He ranks second in program history with 33.5 career sacks, while ranking third with 60.5 tackles-for-loss as a Boilermaker. • After losing their Big Ten opener a season ago, the Boilermakers won six of their final eight conference games to win the Big Ten West outright. That included a 31-24 victory at No. 21 Illinois, which proved to be a pivital game in the division race. • Senior outside linebacker Kydran Jenkins leads the Big Ten in both sacks (3.0) and tackles-for-loss (5.0). • Running the Air Raid offense, quarterback Hudson Card makes a Big Ten-best 23.3 completions per game. • On the flip side, nine of Purdue’s 12 offensive touchdowns have been on the ground. • Tyrone Tracy Jr. has scored a rushing touchdown in all four games this season. Against Wisconsin, he rushed for a career-high 84 yards by averaging 10.5 yards per carry. • As Purdue’s leading tackler, freshman Dillon Thieneman ranks third nationally with 7.2 solo tackles per game. • In his first season as a Boilermaker, cornerback Marquis Wilson paces the Big Ten in pass breakups (6) and ranks eighth in the country.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – Purdue Football closes out the month of September and a three-game homestand by hosting Illinois in the battle for the Cannon Trophy. Kickoff from Ross-Ade Stadium is set for 3:30 p.m. on Peacock.
Not only is the matchup a rivalry game, but it also serves as Homecoming for the Boilermakers. The Boilermakers have faced Illinois 19 times for their Homecoming game, the second-most common Homecoming opponent behind Wisconsin (21). Purdue holds a 10-8-1 advantage over Illinois in the Homecoming matchups in West Lafayette.
As part of the special weekend, Tiller Tunnel (named after Joe Tiller, the winningest coach in Purdue history) will officially be dedicated in a private ceremony earlier in the day.
Head coach Ryan Walters faces off against his former team. Before becoming the 37th head coach in Purdue Football history, Walters served as Illinois’ defensive coordinator for two seasons. Under his guidance a season ago, the Illini led the nation in scoring defense.
• A member of the Den of Defensive Ends, Shaun Phillips (2000-03) will serve as Purdue’s honorary captain for Saturday’s Homecoming game against Illinois.
• Phillips earned his spot in the prestigious group by having a knack for sacks and tackles in the backfield. He ranks second in program history with 33.5 career sacks, while ranking third with 60.5 tackles-for-loss as a Boilermaker.
• Phillips recorded 14.5 sacks as a senior, the second-most in a single season in Purdue history, to earn First Team All-Big Ten accolades.
• After getting selected as the 98th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers, Phillips went on to have an 11-year NFL career with stops in San Diego, Denver, Tennessee and Indianapolis.
BATTLE FOR THE CANNON TROPHY
• Purdue leads the Cannon series 39-30-2, including winning six of the past seven battles.
• The Boilermakers have collected 14 wins in the last 18 matchups dating back to 2003.
• The two schools first played in 1890, with Purdue holding a slight 47-45-6 edge in the all-time series.
• Purdue won last year’s matchup in Champaign, upsetting No. 21 Illinois 31-24, a contest that proved to be a pivotal game in the Boilermakers winning the Big Ten West.
• Illinois enters Saturday’s matchup with a 2-2 (0-1 B1G) record following a 23-17 win over FAU to wrap up non-conference play.
• Ole Miss transfer Luke Altmyer has thrown for 874 yards on the season to go along with four touchdowns and seven interceptions. The quarterback is also the Illini’s second-leading rusher with 146 yards and a team-high three touchdowns.
• Isaiah Williams is Altmyer’s favorite receiver with 24 catches for 333 yards. Averaging 6.0 receptions per game, Williams leads the Big Ten.
• Bret Bielema is in his third season leading the Illini after head coaching stops at Arkansas (2013-17) and Wisconsin (2006-12).
CANNON TROPHY HISTORY
• The Cannon was conceived by Purdue students more than 100 years ago but was first presented as a trophy by an Illinois alumnus 76 years ago.
• It all started in 1905 when a group of Purdue students took the weapon to Champaign in anticipation of firing it to celebrate a victory. Although Purdue did win the game 29-0, Illinois supporters, including Quincy A. Hall, had discovered the Cannon in its hiding place – in a culvert near the old Illinois field – and confiscated it before the Purdue students could start their “booming” celebration. Later, Hall moved the Cannon to his farmhouse near Milford, Illinois, where it survived a fire and gathered dust until Hall suggested it be used as a trophy between the two schools when the rivalry was resumed in 1943 after a 12-year lapse.
• The Tomahawk Service and Leadership Honorary at Purdue and Illini Pride now share the maintenance duty for the Cannon.
LAST TIME WE MET
• Last year, the Boilermakers kept possession of the Cannon by going on the road to defeat No. 21 Illinois 31-24.
• Purdue held the nation’s leading rusher, Chase Brown, to 98 yards on the ground, his first game under 100 yards rushing all season.
• In the other backfield, Devin Mockobee notched his fourth 100-yard game of the season, going for 106 yards on 28 carries with a touchdown.
• Payne Durham (Tampa Bay Buccaneers) recorded a team-high seven catches for 70 yards and two touchdowns.
• Sanoussi Kane topped all tacklers with nine on the afternoon with eight solos, one for loss and a forced fumble.
CANNON COACHING CONNECTIONS
• The new Purdue coaching staff is familiar with the rivalry, coaching on the other sidelines before making the move to West Lafayette.
• Head coach Ryan Walters spent the past two seasons at Illinois, serving as the Illini’s defensive coordinator; last season, he guided the nation’s No. 1 scoring defense as the Illini defense cracked the Top 10 in 17 different categories.
• Walters brought four coaches with him from Illinois to Purdue: defensive coordinator/inside linebackers coach Kevin Kane, associate head coach/wide receivers coach Cory Patterson, outside linebackers coach Joe Dineen and safeties coach Grant O’Brien.
• Saturday’s game will be Purdue’s 101st Homecoming game.
• The Boilermakers are 53-43-4 in Homecoming contests.
• After losing six straight Homecoming games from 2012-17, Purdue has won three of the past five.
• The Boilermakers have faced Illinois 19 times for their Homecoming game, the second-most common Homecoming opponent behind Wisconsin (21). Purdue holds a 10-8-1 advantage over Illinois in the Homecoming matchups in West Lafayette.
WELCOME BACK GUS
• The Boilermakers welcomed back their anchor of the offensive line, as team captain Gus Hartwig returned to the starting lineup against Wisconsin (Sept. 22).
• It was the center’s first action since suffering a season-ending knee injury against Northwestern last November.
• Despite the injury, Hartwig entered this season on watch lists for the Outland Trophy and Rimington Trophy, examples of his importance to the Purdue offensive line.
• Getting back on the field against the Badgers, the three-time Honorable Mention All-Big Ten center made his 28th career start in 31 games for the Boilermakers.
• Beginning with his sophomore season, Hartwig started 24 straight games before suffering an injury during the Northwestern game (Nov. 19, 2022) that sidelined him for the remainder of his junior year.
• Kydran Jenkins has been a force in creating negative plays for opposing offenses.
• The senior outside linebacker leads the Big Ten in both tackles-for-loss (5.0) and sacks (3.0).
• He has recorded at least one TFL in all four games, while making a sack in each of the first three games of the season.
• Last week against Wisconsin, Jenkins paced Purdue with a career-high nine tackles.
Illinois Visits Purdue for First Big Ten Road Game • Illinois and Purdue meet for the 99th time on Saturday with The Cannon rivalry trophy on the line. • The matchup will be the first between Illinois head coach Bret Bielema and former Illini defensive coordinator Ryan Walters, who is now the head coach at Purdue. After leading the Illinois defense for two seasons, Walters was introduced as head coach at Purdue on Dec. 14, 2022. • Illinois plays eight straight Big Ten opponents over the next nine weeks, including six Big Ten West games. The Law Firm of Newton and Randolph • Defensive tackles Jer’Zhan “Johnny” Newton and Keith Randolph Jr., who go by the nickname “The Law Firm,” are one of the top defensive tackle duos in the nation over the last two seasons • Newton is tied for third in the nation in QB pressures among DTs with 15, according to PFF. • Newton had seven pressures against #7 Penn State in Illinois’ Big Ten opener, the second-most by a Power-5 defensive tackle in a game this season. Newton was the highest-rated Power-5 defensive tackle in the nation during Week 3 vs. Penn State (minimum 30 snaps), according to PFF. • Randolph is tied for the national lead in tackles (27) among defensive linemen, including both interior and edge rushers. He has four more tackles than any other Power-5 defensive tackle. • Among defensive linemen (both interior and edge), Newton is tied for third in the nation in PFF’s defensive stops statistic with 13. • Both Newton and Randolph were named Preseason All-Americans by multiple outlets prior to the start of the 2023 season. Newton was Illinois’ first-ever Preseason AP All-American. • Johnny Newton was the No. 9 graded defender in the nation by PFF (91.5) in 2022. • Newton led the nation in QB hits (19) and ranked sixth in the nation in pressures (54) in 2022. • Newton and Randolph led the nation in TFLs (27.0) and QB pressures (81) among defensive line partners (81) in 2022. • Newton and Randolph were second and third in the Big Ten in TFLs (14.0, 13.0) and ranked first and second among interior defensive linemen in 2022. • Newton tied Pitt’s Calijah Kancey (14.0) for the most TFLs by any Power-5 interior defensive linemen in 2022, and Randolph was third (13.0). Kancey was the ACC Def. Player of the Year. #1 Among Nation’s Most Reliable • Isaiah Williams leads the Big Ten in receptions (24) and ranks second in receiving yards (333), only three yards behind Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. Saturday’s game features the two top pass-catchers in the conference, as Purdue’s Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen ranks second in the Big Ten in receptions (22). • Williams has at least one catch in all 29 games since he switched from QB prior to the start of the 2021 season, which is the second-longest active streak in the Big Ten behind Penn State’s Dante Cephas (31) and tied for the 12th-longest active streak in the nation. • Williams has at least three catches in 18 straight games. • Williams has 17 first-down receptions this season, tied for the most in the Big Ten with Purdue’s Abdur-Rahmaan Yaseen. The 17 first-down receptions ranks tied for the ninth-most in the nation. Six of Williams’ eight receptions last week against Florida Atlantic went for first downs. • Williams has 156 career receptions, currently eighth all-time at Illinois. He is only five catches from passing Brandon Lloyd (160 catches from 1999-02) to crack the program’s top five. • Williams has 1,582 career receiving yards, just 33 yards from Illinois’ all-time top 10. Shawn Wax ranks 10th with 1,614 yards from 1987-90.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – No. 17 Purdue volleyball went toe-to-toe with No. 2 Nebraska in a hard-fought five-setter, ending the night with a 2-3 (25-23, 22-25, 18-25, 25-19, 12-15) loss.
With the result, Purdue falls to a 8-4 (2-1 Big Ten) record while Nebraska remains undefeated at 12-0 (3-0 Big Ten).
The match saw 37 tied scores over the set, including 21 lead changes in the longest match of the season for either team.
Leading the team was Eva Hudson with 19 kills and Chloe Chicoine’s 18.
Chicoine ended the night with a .359 attack % (18-4-39).
Purdue handed Nebraska its first Set 1 loss of the season.
Two setters saw action tonight: Taylor Anderson (37 assists) and Lorrin Poulter (16 assists).
It was the first match this year an opponent forced the Huskers to five sets. In total, Purdue handed Nebraska its fourth and fifth set losses over the entire season.
After a back-and-forth opening to the first set, the Boilers began to pull away with an 8-3 run, taking a 19-14 lead.
The Boilermakers had the 21-18 advantage heading into the home stretch in Set 2 before Nebraska came back with a 7-1 run to close the set.
Colvin Posted seven kills and six blocks between sets three and four.
Held two-time AVCA All-American Lexi Rodriguez to 0 digs through the first two and a half sets.
Freshman Kenna Wollard matched a season-high six kills, marking the second straight match with as many kills. The outside hitter added four block assists, also marking last match’s (at Rutgers) season-best.
Purdue hit .407% as a team in the fourth set while holding Nebraska to .216.
Middle blocker Lourdes Myers recorded a .444 hitting %, the most efficient Boilermaker of the night, and marks the eighth match this season she’s hit above .400. Myers posted just one error with nine kills on 18 swings. Defensively, she had a key five block assists.
With the result, Purdue moves to 3-2 in fifth set matches this season.
Purdue hit .229% on the night, complimented by 12 blocks.
Purdue will be back in action Sunday at 2 p.m. versus Northwestern. The match will be streamed on B1G+.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Butler volleyball team lost to Georgetown 3-1 (25-18, 25-19, 17-25, 25-19) during their first BIG EAST road trip. The Bulldogs fall to an overall record of 6-8 and 0-3 in conference.
Set 1: Georgetown 25-28
The Bulldogs jumped out the gate with a 3-0 lead using kills from Mariah Grunze and a serving ace from Grace Boggess. The Hoyas would crawl back to tie the game at 4-4 followed by a burst of six straight points to extend their lead to 11-7. Georgetown would continue to pile on the score going on a 4-0 run to make it 18-11 and ultimately close out the first set 25-18. Cora Taylor posted 11 assists in the set.
Set 2: Georgetown 25-22
The second set started slow with no team taking a significant lead until the momentum shifted in favor of the Hoyas as they would go on a 3-0 spurt followed by four-straight points to take another early lead at 11-5. Kills from Abby Maesch helped bring the score back within two points at 12-10. The Bulldogs would hang around until Georgetown went on another 4-0 run to take an insurmountable lead at 22-16 and eventually 25-19.
Set 3: Butler 25-17
Butler began the third frame with a whole different mentality flying out to a 5-1 lead using kills from Maesch and Boggess. A serving ace by Maesch and a kill by Grunze extended their lead to 8-3. The Hoyas weren’t giving up that easy as they stormed back to 16-14. Butler then caught fire using a 3-0 run followed by five consecutive points that included three kills by Maesch to take a 24-15 lead. The Bulldogs would then seal the deal with a kill by Boggess to win the set. Maesch had a set-high five kills along with four digs.
Set 4: Georgetown 25-19
The fourth frame was a similar story with the Bulldogs taking an early 5-3 lead with the help of kills by Boggess and Laiya Ebo. Butler would hold onto the lead reaching 16-13 using kills from Grunze and Destiny Cherry. The Hoyas then went on consecutive 3-0 runs to bring the score the 19-17. Georgetown would continue to pile it on with a 5-0 spurt at 24-18 and then score on match point to clinch the win. Grunze hit for five kills and no errors in the set.
Stat of the Match
The Butler pin-hitting duo of Abby Maesch and Mariah Grunze each finished with a double-double while also totaling the top two marks for kills in the match against Georgetown. Maesch led the match with 18 kills and 10 digs while Grunze collected 15 kills and 12 digs.
Inside the Box Score
Taylor accumulated 46 assists and eight digs.
Maesch posted 18 kills, 10 digs, and two serving aces
Grunze tallied 15 kills and 12 digs
Kinley racked up 12 digs in the match.
Grace Boggess hit for .435 with eight kills and just one error along with two serving aces.
The Bulldogs will head to Pennsylvania to face Villanova tomorrow at 7 p.m. in the final match of their first BIG EAST road trip of the season.
IUPUI CROSS COUNTRY
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The IUPUI men’s and women’s cross country teams will head to Notre Dame for the Joe Piane Invitational on Friday (Sept. 29), competing against elite fields at Burke Golf Course. The women’s team will compete in the Gold Division 5,000m race at 12:45 p.m. while the men’s team will run the Gold Division 5-mile race at 1:30 p.m.
Head coach Justin Roeder’s men’s team has been off to a blistering start to the year, earning a runner-up finish at the season opening Mike Baumer XC Classic in Dayton before winning its own Jaguar Invitational in Shelbyville. Senior Nate Kaiser paced the team at both meets, earning #HLXC Men’s Runner of the Week honors on both occasions. Behind him, Purdue Fort Wayne-transfer Andrew Whitinger has been steady as the Jaguars’ No. 2 finisher on both occasions and both Eric Petersen and Grant Moon have been among the team’s top-5 finishers in both early season entries. Will Clark finished among the team’s top-5 at Wright State while Nick Perkins filled the No. 5 role at the Jaguar Invite. Mitchell Gits, Deion Guise and Mitchell Rans provide impressive depth and Matt Mitsch has shown steady improvement in the early going.
On the women’s side, Ellie Cates, Madison Fry and Julie Smith have headlined head coach Antonio McDaniel’s team to start the year. Cates ran a personal best 5K time of 18:02.4 at the Mike Baumer XC Classic to start the year and Smith ran 18:07.7 at that meet. Fry moved up as the team’s No. 2 runner at the Jag Invite on Sept. 15, placing 16th overall. Behind them, McDaniel has relied on Laci Provenzano, Hannah Sale, Kara Krol and Wini Barnett have filled the next four spots.
The men’s team finished third of 14 teams at last year’s Joe Piane Invite as Moon ran 24:42.5 to place 13th and Petersen was 19th at 24:57.5. The women’s team placed 11th with Cates running 18:05.7 and Fry crossing at 18:07.2.
A full recap, results and photos from Friday’s meet will be posted to IUPUIJags.com immediately afterwards.
BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL
YPSILANTI, Mich. – – The Ball State women’s volleyball offense was firing on all cylinders Friday evening, connecting for a .303 hitting percentage in a 3-0 (25-18, 25-17, 25-16) sweep of Eastern Michigan at the George Gervin GameAbove Center.
“We had a good effort all around tonight,” head coach Kelli Miller Phillips said. “We had a lot of opportunities on some off-speed attempts from EMU that we really capitalized on. Megan did a good job of spreading the ball and the hitters did their jobs.”
Three Cardinals (6-8; 3-0 Mid-American Conference) finished the match with double-digit kills, led by redshirt freshman outside Aniya Kennedy who blasted a match-high 13 and hit an impressive .423 (13-2-26).
Cait Snyder put together her best match of the year against the Eagles (2-14; 0-4 MAC), smashing a season-high 12 kills and hitting a team-best .458 (12-1-24). Rounding out Ball State’s attackers in double figures was fifth-year middle Marie Plitt at 10, to go along with a .375 (10-1-24) rate of success.
While the Cardinals tallied just four blocks in the win, including the match-winner from freshmen middle Camryn Wise and freshman setter Lindsey Green, the Ball State defense still limited EMU to its second-lowest kill total of the season at 33. That was because the backcourt collected 58 total digs, its most in a three-set match this season and its third-highest total in any match on the year.
“We put in a lot of work defensively this week on expanding our range and running down balls,” Phillips added. “I thought we executed the game plan well.”
Leading Ball State’s strong backcourt play were fifth-year libero Havyn Gates and sophomore defensive specialist Josie Bloom with 10 apiece. They were not along in making an impact in the back row, however, as sophomore defensive specialist Paige Busick and junior defensive specialist Kendall Seimet added nine and eight digs, respectively.
Rounding out BSU’s top contributors were junior setter Megan Wielonski with 36 assists and nine digs and sophomore opposite Madison Buckley with seven kills. Wielonski was one of three Cardinals to serve up a pair of aces in the win, joined by Busick and Bloom.
In addition to limiting EMU to its second-lowest kill total of the season, BSU held the Eagles to a .132 (33-17-121) hitting mark. Callie Minshew and Ava Siefke tied for team-high honors with eight kills, while Hannah Howard was credited with a match-high 13 digs.
While EMU jumped out to a 5-3 lead in the opening set, the Cardinals used a kill and block from Snyder to even the score. With the score tied at 6-6 a kill from Plitt put Ball State ahead for good in the frame. BSU scored the first three points in the second frame and never trailed, while EMU scored the first point in the third frame only to have Ball State answer with the next four to take the lead for good.
The Ball State women’s volleyball team closes its two-match stay in Ypsilanti tomorrow afternoon with a 4 p.m. first serve versus Eastern Michigan back at the George Gervin GameAbove Center.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL GAME NOTES VS. DUKE
NOTRE DAME NOTES:
IRISH ITEMS – BY THE NUMBERS
The contest with Duke Saturday is the sixth game of the season for
Notre Dame which is the program’s the high-water mark for games
played before the calendar turns to October. The Irish have the opportunity to match the 2015 team as the only Notre Dame teams to claim
five victories in a season before October 1.
Saturday will be the eighth meeting between Notre Dame and Duke
but the first with both teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25.
The Irish enter the weekend 11th, while Duke is 17th.
This weekend marks the second consecutive appearance of ESPN’s
College Game Day to preview a Notre Dame contest. It will be the 20th
time that the show has featured the same team during the regular
season on back-to-back weeks and the second time for Notre Dame
(2002, at Air Force, at Florida State). See page 9 for more.
This weekend’s prime time game is the second of four-straight night
games for the Irish. The team has only played three night games in a
row four times previously – and never faced four consecutive games
in prime time. See page 8 for more.
Freshman running back Gi’Bran Payne has developed into a third down specialist for the Irish this season and leads the team with six
third-down conversions. See page 19 for a full list of third/fourth
down conversions and defensive stops.
Junior tight end Mitchell Evans returned from a one-game absence in
concussion protocol to lead the Irish with a career-high seven catches for 75 yards against Ohio State last weekend.
Senior defensive end Javonte Jean-Baptiste, who transferred to Notre Dame from Ohio State during the offseason, played perhaps his
finest college football game against his former team last weekend.
Jean-Baptiste tied for the team lead with eight tackles, posted two
third-down stops, shared a fourth-down stop and added a quarterback hurry. He is currently second on the team with 23 tackles this
The peak for millions of viewers of the Notre Dame – Ohio State game
last weekend on NBC. The contest was the most-watched primetime
regular season college football game since 2018 (excluding Labor Day
weekend) with an average of 10.5 million viewers. It was the mostwatched Notre Dame game on NBC since the 1993 match-up between
Notre Dame and Florida State.
Notre Dame is hoping to extend its 29-game regular-season win
streak against Atlantic Coast Conference teams this weekend at
Duke. The Irish have not lost a regular-season game to an ACC team
since 2017. See page 12 for more.
91 Irish quarterback Sam Hartman has thrown 91 touchdown passes
since 2021 – the most of any Power 5 quarterback.
Total career touchdown passes for Sam Hartman, who is on pace to
finish as high as second on the all-time FBS passing touchdown list.
Case Keenum has the all-time record with 155, while Kellen Moore sits
in second place at 142.
TWO-DEEP TIDBITS – OFFENSE Jayden Thomas is the leading returning receiver for the Irish in 2023. He also is the leading receiver so far this season with 13 catches for 195 yards. He caught a careerlong 39-yard pass against Central Michigan. Chris Tyree has shifted to wide receiver after three years as a running back with the Irish. He has made a big play in each of Notre Dame’s four victories this season. Tyree caught a 20-yard pass versus Navy, nabbed a 24-yard touchdown against TSU and keyed Notre Dame’s two-minute drill at NC State with a 65-yard reception, which led to a ND score on the next play. Against CMU, he caught a career-best 76-yard touchdown pass. True freshman Jaden Greathouse nabbed a 35-yard touchdown pass on his first career touch against Navy. He followed up with a 20-yard scoring catch later in the game. He is second on the team in touchdown receptions after a 13-yard scoring grab against NC State. Joe Alt, the son of former NFL All-Pro John Alt, is one of four team captains for the Irish this season, has been selected as a consensus preseason All-American and is on the Outland, Lombardi and Walter Camp Award watch lists. See page 7 for more on Alt. Pat Coogan made his first career start in just his second game played against Navy. He has helped the Irish average 198.8 rushing yards per game. Zeke Correll has played guard and center during his career and now enters the season as one of the top snappers in the nation. He will make his 28th-career start on the Irish offensive line at Duke and is on the Rimington Award watch list. Rocco Spindler joined Coogan to make his first career start at guard for the Irish against Navy and helped pave the way for 236 rushing yards against Central Michigan. Blake Fisher one of the more athletic right tackles in the nation, Fisher combines with Joe Alt to provide Notre Dame one of the best offensive tackle bookends in the nation. Mitchell Evans returned from missing the CMU game in concussion protocol to lead the Irish with seven catches for 70 yards – both career highs – against Ohio State. Evans also has a four-catch, 61-yard performance this year against Tennessee State. He also plays a key role in some of Notre Dame’s short yardage packages by taking direct snaps. He rushed for five first downs and a touchdown from under center last season. Holden Staes has three touchdown receptions over Notre Dame’s last three games. He capped the scoring against Central Michigan with a four-yard catch which followed up his career-best game at NC State which included four catches for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Both of those touchdowns came from more than 30 yards (30, 45). Rico Flores Jr. earned his first career start against Central Michigan and responded with early career-highs of three catches and 60 receiving yards. His first career touchdown reception against Ohio State provided the Irish their first lead of the game last weekend. Sam Hartman continues his ascent up the FBS career passing touchdown and yardage lists this season. See page 6 for much more on Hartman. Audric Estimé leads all FBS running backs with 591 rushing yards this season and owns three 100-yard performances in the first five games of the year. Jadarian Price’s first career carry against Navy was a 19-yard touchdown. His second career catch was a 40-yard touchdown reception vs. Tennessee State. Spencer Shrader showed off his incredibly strong leg at NC State, connecting on a Notre Dame record 54-yard field goal in the first quarter, then just missing a 56-yard attempt later the in the game. The 56-yard effort had plenty of distance and hit the left upright. Shrader follwed up with a 50-yard field goal against Central Michigan. Shrader is already tied for fifth on the Notre Dame career charts for 50-yard field goals with two. The school record is four held by Jonathan Doerer (2017-21) and Kyle Brindza (2011-14). Bryce McFerson has a booming leg showed that off against NC State. He punted six times in the game, averaging 50.7 yards per attempt. He also posted a career-best 59- yard punt against the Wolfpack. Michael Vinson is in his sixth year at Notre Dame and is one of the top long snappers in the nation. He has developed into a clear leader not only for the Irish special teams, but the entire roster.
WO-DEEP TIDBITS – DEFENSE Jordan Botelho has been active through three games from his defensive end position with 13 tackles, two sacks and a quarterback hurry. Joshua Burnham is tied for the team lead in tackles-for-loss with two, while also posting a sack and two quarterback hurries. Rylie Mills is No. 10 on The Athletic’s Freak List for his work in the weight room and has been disruptive on the defensive line so far in 2023. Mills’ timely sack against Navy in the fourth quarter pushed the Midshipmen back from the four-yard line that eventually led to a field goal. Jason Onye posted an early-career-best game with five tackles against Tennesee State. He also blocked his first career field goal, preventing TSU points after the Irish fumbled a kick return and gifted the Tigers the ball at the ND 12-yard line. Howard Cross III is third on the team with 22 tackles coming from the middle of the Irish defensive line. Javontae Jean-Baptiste played perhaps the best game of his career against Ohio State last weekend, posting a career-high eight tackles. JJB has been consistent across the Irish defensive line all season and is second on the team in tackles (23) and leads the Irish with five quarterback hurries. Nana Osafo-Mensah is a leader in the defensive line group and a steady force against the run. Marist Liufau enters his second full season as a starter in 2023 and has been all over the field through the first five games of the year. He has 17 tackles on the season, two quarterback hurries and a forced fumble. JD Bertrand missed the CMU game in concussion protocol and returned against Ohio State to tie for the team lead in tackles with eight. Jack Kiser does a little bit of everything for the Irish defense, and can appear on the line or even as a spot safety if necessary. He leads the team with 28 tackles after piling up a career-best 10 while starting at Mike linebacker for JD Bertrand against Central Michigan. Cam Hart was voted a captain by his teammates this season, and looks poised for a highly productive final season with the Irish. Among the most veteran defenders on the team (40 games played) Hart has 78 career tackles, 16 PBUs and two interceptions. DJ Brown returned for a fifth year and is the ‘quarterback’ of the back seven for Notre Dame’s defense. Brown picked off his fourth career pass against NC State, missed the CMU game with a leg injury but returned against Ohio State to finish with three tackles and two PBUs. Xavier Watts has grown from a rookie wide receiver into one of Notre Dame’s starting safeties. He nabbed his first career interception against NC State, setting the Irish up in the redzone. Benjamin Morrison was a Freshman All-American last season, and is focused on taking his game to an even higher level in 2023. He intercepted his first pass of the season at NC State. See page 7 for more on Morrison. The Irish defense is filled with talented younger players eager to make their mark with increased playing time in 2023. Jaylen Sneed loves to pressure the quarterback and get downhill on running situations. Christian Gray, a true freshman, has earned the trust of position coach Mike Mickens to be listed as a back up to Benjamin Morrison. While those talented younger players are ready for their moment, there are three key veterans in the back seven of the defense who will play key roles. Clarence Lewis has played in 42 games at Notre Dame and scored his first career touchdown on a 33-yard interception return against Tennessee State. Thomas Harper, a transfer from Oklahoma State, made his first start in an Irish uniform against TSU and followed up with a team-high seven tackles at NC State. He continued his playmaking moments with his first career sack against Central Michigan. Antonio Carter II jumps up a level from Rhode Island and will provide the Irish safeties depth and contribute across the Irish special teams.
• No. 17 Duke hosts No. 11 Notre Dame at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on Saturday night … kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. with the game being televised live by ABC. • The last time a nationally-ranked Duke team hosted a ranked opponent was November 5, 1994, when the No. 23 Blue Devils defeated No. 13 Virginia, 28-25, behind Spence Fischer’s three touchdowns (2 rush & 1 pass) and a game-sealing interception by Ray Farmer as time expired … the Duke-Virginia game also marks the last regular season game between a ranked Duke team and a ranked opponent, regardless of location … Duke’s last game as a ranked squad facing another ranked team came on December 31, 2013, in the Chick-fil-A Bowl in Atlanta, Ga., with No. 20 Texas A&M earning a 52-48 win over the No. 22 Blue Devils. • This year’s game will mark the eighth on the gridiron between the two schools with Notre Dame leading the series, 5-2 … Duke’s first win over the Fighting Irish came on Dec. 2, 1961, when the Blue Devils secured a 37-13 victory in Durham … Notre Dame comes into the game having won two consecutive, including a 27-13 victory during the teams’ last meeting on Sept. 12, 2020. • Duke’s win over Connecticut last weekend marked its fourth in a row, matching the fifth-longest in-season winning streak for the Blue Devils since 1970 … additionally, Duke had never previously started a season with four consecutive 20-plus point wins. • The Blue Devils climbed to No. 17 in the Associated Press poll and No. 16 in the USA Today Coaches’ polls heading into Saturday’s contest, marking their highest national ranking since Oct. 25, 1994 (No. 16). • Duke won the turnover battle, 2-0, against Connecticut during its last game, including a fumble recovery scoop-and score by defensive tackle DeWayne Carter in the third quarter … under head coach Mike Elko, Duke has won the turnover battle in 12 of its 17 games and has scored 115 points off those turnovers (15 touchdowns, three field goals and one two-point conversion). • Duke head coach Mike Elko is 13-4 (.765) through the first 17 games of his tenure with the Blue Devils, marking the best 17-game start to a head coaching stint in school history … additionally, Elko’s record through 17 games is the best among current ACC coaches to open their respective tenures at their current institutions.
NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL
Raleigh, NC – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish (8-4) fell in three sets on the road to the NC Wolfpack (12-2) on Friday, Sept. 29. The Irish are now 2-2 in ACC play as they prepare to take on Duke and North Carolina next weekend.
Sydney Palazzolo put away a team-best 14 kills and three blocks, followed by Charity McDowell and Phyona Schrader who each chipped in three kills a piece.
It was a close set one start for the Irish and the Wolfpack with nine ties and four lead changes in the first. Neither team was able to pull away by more than three up to 19-17 mark. Trailing by two, the Irish were unable to close the gap as the Wolfpack scored six of the final seven points to take set one 25-18.
The Irish led 7-6 early, but it didn’t take long for the Wolfpack to strike back as they went on a 9-1 run to take a 15-8 advantage. The Irish looked to close the gap, but NC would go on to take set two 25-15.
The Irish were off to a strong start in the third with a Paris Thompson and McDowell block giving the Irish a 5-1 lead and forcing an NC State timeout. Back-to-back aces from Hattie Monson capped off a 4-0 run from Notre Dame to extend the Irish lead 10-4 and forced another timeout from the Wolfpack. The Irish maintained their lead as a Palazzolo kill kept the advantage with Notre Dame at 20-14. NC State wasn’t going down without a fight as they were able to close the gap to one at 21-20 and force a Notre Dame timeout. Tied at 22-22, the Irish would take the lead 23-22, but the Wolfpack went on to put away three final kills to take home set three 25-23.
The Irish are back on the road as they head back down to North Carolina next weekend to face the Duke Blue Devils on Friday, October 6 and the North Carolina Tar Heels on Sunday, October 8.
INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL
SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Kira Holland tallied a match-high 20 kills Friday night, but Indiana State was outlasted in four sets (20-25, 25-19, 25-18, 25-23) by host Missouri State inside Hammons Student Center.
Holland was responsible for 40 percent of the Sycamores’ kills in the match, with Ella Scott and Kaitlyn Hamilton adding nine and eight kills, respectively. Avery Hales had 36 assists for the Sycamores, while Emma Kaelin registered a team-leading 15 digs.
Kills by Hamilton and
Madisen Perry got the Sycamores off to a good start in the first set, while a service ace from Scott made it 11-8 in favor of the Sycamores midway through. Indiana State led by six at 14-8 following a pair of kills from Holland, but the Bears went on a run to cut the Sycamore lead down to a point. Scott put down a pair of kills during a five-point Sycamore run on Asia Povlin’s serve, with kills by Holland and Perry sealing a 25-20 opening set win for the Trees.
Indiana State got off to another strong start in the second set with two quick aces from Holland, but a 7-1 run saw Missouri State take a 12-8 lead. Kills by Perry, Hamilton, Holland and Karinna Gall cut into the Missouri State lead, but the Trees never got closer than a three-point deficit at 17-14. Hamilton added a block solo and teamed up with Perry on a block assist late in the set, but Missouri State evened things up by taking the second set 25-19.
Three kills by Holland in a four-point span helped Indiana State take a 6-5 lead early in the third set, with the Sycamores later extending their lead to 11-7 on kills from Hamilton and Gall. An 11-1 run from Missouri State proved to be the difference in the set, with the Bears building a 21-14 lead late. Despite kills from Holland and Hamilton, the homestanding Bears took the third set 25-18 and took a 2-1 lead in the match.
Indiana State found itself down 5-2 early in the fourth set, but kills by Scott and Hales helped the Sycamores go on a four-point run to claim the lead. Missouri State answered with a four-point run of its own, though, and later pushed its lead to 15-9. Facing an 18-12 deficit, Indiana State went on a rally to take back the lead. Kills by Hales and Perry made it an 18-16 match, and Holland later added kills on four consecutive rallies to give the Trees a 20-19 advantage. Holland and Jadyn Smith tacked on kills to make it 23-21 Indiana State, but Missouri State scored the last four points to take the fourth set 25-23 and win the match.
Inside the Numbers
Kira Holland’s 20 kills were the most in a match by a Sycamore this season and the most in a match by a freshman in the MVC this season.
Holland also notched her second double-double of the season with 20 kills and 11 digs.
Nearly 70 percent of Indiana State’s kills (34 out of 50) came from its freshman class.
Four of Indiana State’s nine blocks came in the fourth set, with the Sycamores finishing with 2.25 blocks per set.
News and Notes
Nearly 70 percent of Indiana State’s kills (34 out of 50) came from its freshman class.
Indiana State and Missouri State both finished with 50 kills in the match.
Avery Hales started at setter for the second straight match and had her second consecutive match with 30-plus assists.
Indiana State dropped to 2-2 when winning the first set this season.
Indiana State’s four-match road trip concludes Saturday at 6 p.m. against Southern Illinois.
CARBONDALE, Ill. – After taking the opening set by a decisive 25-15 final, the University of Evansville volleyball team dropped the final three sets to Southern Illinois in a 3-1 loss on Friday evening.
Giulia Cardona had a match-high 17 kills while Luana Gazda Kuhn set a new career mark with nine kills. She also posted her top dig total with 10. Kora Ruff totaled 31 assists while tying AInoah Cruz for the team lead with 11 digs.
Game 1 – UE 25, SIU 15
Things could not have gone better in the opening game as the Aces pulled away for a 10-point win. With the score tied at 5-5, UE scored six in a row with Cardona picking up two kills and an ace.
Gazda Kuhn recorded a kill that extended the lead to 17-10. From there, the Aces pulled away to take the set by a score of 25-15. Evansville wrapped up the frame on a 20-10 run.
Game 2 – SIU 25, UE 17
Things remained close throughout the opening half of the second set. Gazda Kuhn put Evansville in front by a 7-5 tally while SIU posted four in a row to go up 9-7. Tied at 10-10, the Salukis scored five in a row to take control.
The Aces would get within three points when a kill from Madisyn Steele made it an 18-15 score, but SIU would fend off the challenge and utilize a 7-2 run to take the set by a 25-17 score.
Game 3 – SIU 25, UE 12
SIU jumped out to a 3-0 lead to open the third set and would never give up the lead. UE got as close as one point at 5-4 before SIU embarked on a 10-2 run. They would go on to win the set by a final of 25-12.
Game 4 – SIU 25, UE 22
Looking to force a decisive fifth set, the Purple Aces were in control to open the set. Melanie Feliciano picked up three kills to set her team up with a 6-1 lead. Southern Illinois quickly fought back to tie it up at 7-7. Evansville responded to go back in front at 11-8 and 15-13, but the Salukis answered on both occasions.
With SIU up 19-18, the Aces put forth their most important run of the game. Two kills by Cardona helped UE retake a 21-19 lead. Unfortunately, SIU responded once again, scoring six of the final seven points to clinch the match.
UE looks to split the weekend road trip on Saturday with a 4 p.m. match at Missouri State.
SOUTHERN INDIANA VOLLEYBALL
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – A big defensive effort from University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (7-9, 3-2 OVC) leads to a 3-1 (25-18-25-23, 25-15, 25-18) road victory over Tennessee State University at Kean Hall on Friday night. The Screaming Eagles posted a whopping 65 digs and 11 blocks in their first road win in the NCAA Division I era.
A 6-0 run caps off USI’s 25-18 opening-set victory over the Lady Tigers. The Eagles opened the frame with a kill from senior outside/right side hitter Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) before TSU took an early 6-3 lead. Sophomore middle hitter
Bianca Anderson (Chicago Heights, Illinois) stopped the Tigers’ surge with a kill then senior outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois) and junior outside hitter Abby Weber (Fishers, Indiana) joined in on the fun with a kill and an ace, respectively, to knot it up at 7-7. Back-and-forth play went on until USI hit the 20-point threshold, leaving TSU in the dust and ending the set with six straight points. Junior middle hitter Paris Downing (Avon, Indiana) kicked off the stint with a kill followed by two aces and four assists from junior setter Carly Sobieralski (Indianapolis, Indiana). The Eagles played an all-around fantastic game, earning 11 kills, five aces, and four blocks.
Too many attacking errors cost USI the second set, 25-23. The Eagles jumped out to an early 3-1 advantage after back-to-back aces from Anderson and then kept a two-point lead off three errors from the Tigers and pushed the score to 7-5. However, TSU later took the lead after repeating attacking errors from USI. The Eagles were able to retake the lead at 19-18 before a 3-0 run catapulted the Tigers into the lead once again. Kills from Weber and Bednar kept it within two, but TSU held on to knot the match at 1-1. USI had the 12-10 kill advantage, but it was the 10 errors that hurt the Eagles.
USI’s defense forced nine TSU errors to take the third game, 25-15. Down 8-6, the Eagles stormed back with a 9-0 surge that kicked off with an ace from sophomore libero/defensive specialist Keira Moore (Newburgh, Indiana) and progressed with kills from Bednar, Downing, and Anderson. USI expanded the lead and ultimately held a large eight-point advantage. TSU attempted a comeback by cutting the deficit to five, but the Eagles scored six of the final seven points of the frame to win the set and take a 2-1 match lead. Even posting a match-low eight kills, USI forced nine errors and allowed just eight kills to force TSU’s lowest attacking percentage of the match, negative 0.032.
Resilience was key in the fourth set for the Eagles which resulted in the victory, 25-18. The Tigers started hot to open the frame until a quick 3-0 stint led by a pair of Anderson kills propelled USI to an 11-9 gain. TSU knotted it back up at 11 until the Eagles jumped back with another three-straight points off three offensive miscues from the Tigers. With TSU not backing down and cutting the deficit to just one, USI nabbed a six-point lead after going on a 6-1 run that became the deciding factor. A pair of Downing kills and a kill from Bednar and Sobieralski highlighted the Eagles’ stint. The match ended with repeating kills from Anderson to give USI its third conference win of the season. The Eagles posted a match-high 14 kills with just six errors in the set.
Anderson and Bednar once again led the team in kills with 13 apiece while Downing put up a season-high 10 kills. Sobieralski earned her fifth 40+ assist match of her career after earning 42 of the team’s 45 assists. Weber and Anderson each tacked on three aces while Sobieralski nabbed a pair. Moore earned 20 digs to become the third Eagle to clinch that mark this season. Also in double-digit digs were Weber with 16 and Bednar with 11. Downing led the charge at the net, totaling five blocks while junior middle blocker Lauren O’Neill (Covington, Indiana) secured three blocks in two sets played.
As a team, the Eagles had 45 kills, 45 assists, and 10 aces with 65 digs and 11 blocks. This is just the second time this season USI has earned the same number of kills and assists in a single match. The Tigers ended the night with 39 kills, 36 assists, and two aces to pair with 55 digs and 10 blocks.
NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:
The Eagles end the road trip tomorrow afternoon against the Tigers at 2 p.m. The match will be live-streamed on ESPN+.
The Valpo volleyball team was right in all three sets on the road against preseason MVC favorite UNI Friday evening in Cedar Falls, Iowa, but the Panthers came out with wins late in all three frames to earn the 3-0 (25-21, 25-20, 25-21) victory.
How It Happened
Trailing 11-8 in the first set, Valpo put together a 7-1 run — including a block and a kill from fifth-year outside Bella Ravotto (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) — to take a 15-12 lead at the media timeout.
The Beacons’ lead was still three points at 17-14 and it was still a multi-point edge at 19-17, but UNI closed out the opening set on an 8-2 run to take the lead in the match.
It was a tussle for control through the first half of the second set, featuring 10 ties and seven lead changes. A kill by senior Olivia Blackketter (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South [Winthrop]) and a Panther error leveled the frame at 12-12 at the halfway mark.
UNI came back with three points in a row, however, to push its lead to 15-12 — the largest for either team to that point of the set. Valpo was unable to string together consecutive points the rest of the frame as UNI took a 2-0 lead in the match.
The Panthers took four of the first five points of the third set, but Valpo battled throughout the set despite trailing by as many as four points. With the deficit sitting at 18-15, junior Elise Swistek (LaPorte, Ind./New Prairie), Blackketter and senior Mallory Januski (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais) came up with kills in a four-point stretch to cut the UNI lead to 19-18.
The Panthers scored the next two before a termination by redshirt sophomore Sam Warren (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) brought Valpo within 21-19. UNI scored two more in a row, however, and the Beacons could not get closer than three points the rest of the way.
Inside the Match
Valpo reached at least 20 points in every set despite falling in straight sets, the first time the program has done so in a sweep since Nov. 17, 2017 versus Missouri State.
Despite falling in the match, the Beacons held a slight 46-45 edge in kills, snapping a 35-match winning streak when owning an advantage in kills which dated back to Oct. 30, 2021 at Indiana State.
Valpo hit .215 for the match, its season best in a loss this year, while the 19 kills the Beacons put up in set three were their highest total in a single frame this season.
UNI hit .310 for the match, however, as the Panthers committed just 10 attack errors. The service line also hurt Valpo, as it did not tally a service ace while committing seven service errors.
One match after reaching the 1,000-dig milestone for her career, sophomore Emma Hickey (Granger, Ind./Penn) continued to rack up the plays in the back row, finishing with a match-best 22 digs — her sixth showing of at least 20 digs this season.
Valpo’s middles continued their efficiency on the attack Friday, again led by Januski. The senior posted a team-best 12 kills on .435 hitting — her ninth match with double-figure kills this year — and added three blocks.
Meanwhile, fifth-year middle Miranda Strongman (Wolverine Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central [LIU]) notched nine kills on .471 hitting.
Ravotto tallied eight kills and added eight digs as well to up her career total to 1,468 digs, just eight shy of the program’s career top-10 in digs.
Redshirt sophomore Addy Kois (Osceola, Ind./Penn) led Valpo with 21 assists.
Valpo (10-7, 2-2 MVC) closes out a stretch of four straight matches against the top four teams in the MVC preseason poll on Saturday evening with a 5 p.m. match at Drake, which was chosen second prior to the season. The match can be seen live on ESPN+.
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|X-Baltimore||100||60||.625||–||48 – 31||52 – 29||31 – 19||22 – 10||21 – 11||6 – 4||L 1|
|Y-Tampa Bay||97||63||.606||3||53 – 28||44 – 35||29 – 21||23 – 9||18 – 14||5 – 5||L 1|
|Toronto||89||71||.556||11||43 – 36||46 – 35||21 – 29||22 – 10||16 – 16||6 – 4||W 2|
|NY Yankees||81||79||.506||19||42 – 39||39 – 40||22 – 30||17 – 13||19 – 13||5 – 5||L 2|
|Boston||77||83||.481||23||39 – 42||38 – 41||23 – 27||19 – 13||15 – 17||3 – 7||W 1|
|X-Minnesota||86||74||.538||–||47 – 34||39 – 40||13 – 19||29 – 23||20 – 12||7 – 3||W 1|
|Cleveland||76||84||.475||10||42 – 39||34 – 45||16 – 16||23 – 27||17 – 15||4 – 6||W 2|
|Detroit||76||84||.475||10||35 – 44||41 – 40||7 – 25||33 – 17||15 – 17||6 – 4||L 1|
|Chi White Sox||61||99||.381||25||31 – 48||30 – 51||11 – 20||23 – 29||12 – 21||4 – 6||L 1|
|Kansas City||55||105||.344||31||32 – 47||23 – 58||8 – 23||20 – 32||11 – 20||7 – 3||W 1|
|Texas||89||71||.556||–||50 – 31||39 – 40||20 – 12||19 – 13||28 – 22||7 – 3||L 2|
|Houston||88||72||.550||1||39 – 42||49 – 30||16 – 17||14 – 17||32 – 20||4 – 6||W 2|
|Seattle||87||73||.544||2||44 – 35||43 – 38||13 – 18||20 – 13||32 – 18||5 – 5||W 2|
|LA Angels||72||88||.450||17||37 – 42||35 – 46||14 – 18||18 – 14||21 – 29||4 – 6||W 1|
|Oakland||49||111||.306||40||26 – 55||23 – 56||8 – 24||14 – 18||13 – 37||3 – 7||L 1|
|X-Atlanta||103||57||.644||–||51 – 28||52 – 29||34 – 16||22 – 9||21 – 12||7 – 3||L 1|
|Y-Philadelphia||89||70||.560||13.5||49 – 32||40 – 38||24 – 25||19 – 12||18 – 15||8 – 2||L 1|
|Miami||83||76||.522||19.5||46 – 35||37 – 41||26 – 25||17 – 14||14 – 17||6 – 4||W 2|
|NY Mets||72||86||.456||30||40 – 37||32 – 49||22 – 26||13 – 19||18 – 14||4 – 6||L 1|
|Washington||70||90||.438||33||34 – 47||36 – 43||18 – 32||14 – 19||15 – 16||4 – 6||W 1|
|X-Milwaukee||91||69||.569||–||48 – 31||43 – 38||18 – 14||32 – 18||13 – 19||7 – 3||W 3|
|Chi Cubs||82||78||.513||9||45 – 36||37 – 42||11 – 20||29 – 21||17 – 16||4 – 6||L 4|
|Cincinnati||82||78||.513||9||38 – 43||44 – 35||15 – 17||21 – 29||18 – 14||4 – 6||W 1|
|Pittsburgh||75||85||.469||16||38 – 41||37 – 44||15 – 16||25 – 27||16 – 15||5 – 5||L 1|
|St. Louis||69||91||.431||22||33 – 46||36 – 45||14 – 18||19 – 31||13 – 19||2 – 8||L 3|
|X-LA Dodgers||99||61||.619||–||53 – 28||46 – 33||17 – 14||19 – 14||33 – 17||6 – 4||W 1|
|Arizona||84||76||.525||15||43 – 36||41 – 40||14 – 18||20 – 12||29 – 23||6 – 4||L 2|
|San Diego||80||80||.500||19||44 – 37||36 – 43||16 – 16||11 – 21||27 – 25||8 – 2||W 3|
|San Francisco||78||82||.488||21||44 – 35||34 – 47||13 – 18||20 – 13||25 – 25||2 – 8||L 3|
|Colorado||58||102||.363||41||36 – 43||22 – 59||14 – 20||13 – 17||14 – 38||2 – 8||L 1|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
WILD CARD STANDINGS
|AL Wild Card Standings|
|Y-Tampa Bay||97||63||.606||+9.0||53-28||44-35||5-5||L 1|
|NY Yankees||81||79||.506||7.0||42-39||39-40||5-5||L 2|
|LA Angels||72||88||.450||16.0||37-42||35-46||4-6||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||61||99||.381||27.0||31-48||30-51||4-6||L 1|
|Kansas City||55||105||.344||33.0||32-47||23-58||7-3||W 1|
|NL Wild Card Standings|
|Chi Cubs||82||78||.513||1.5||45-36||37-42||4-6||L 4|
|San Diego||80||80||.500||3.5||44-37||36-43||8-2||W 3|
|San Francisco||78||82||.488||5.5||44-35||34-47||2-8||L 3|
|NY Mets||72||86||.456||10.5||40-37||32-49||4-6||L 1|
|St. Louis||69||91||.431||14.5||33-46||36-45||2-8||L 3|
Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Miami Dolphins||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||130||71||1-0-0||2-0-0||3-0-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Buffalo Bills||2||1||0||.667||1.0||91||35||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||2 W|
|New England Patriots||1||2||0||.333||2.0||52||59||0-2-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|New York Jets||1||2||0||.333||2.0||42||61||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Kansas City Chiefs||2||1||0||.667||0.0||78||40||1-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||2||0||.333||1.0||45||77||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||1-0-0||2 L|
|Los Angeles Chargers||1||2||0||.333||1.0||86||87||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Denver Broncos||0||3||0||.000||2.0||69||122||0-2-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||3 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||2||1||0||.667||0.0||56||70||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Baltimore Ravens||2||1||0||.667||0.0||71||55||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Cleveland Browns||2||1||0||.667||0.0||73||32||2-0-0||0-1-0||2-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Cincinnati Bengals||1||2||0||.333||1.0||46||67||1-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-2-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Indianapolis Colts||2||1||0||.667||0.0||74||70||0-1-0||2-0-0||2-1-0||1-1-0||2 W|
|Houston Texans||1||2||0||.333||1.0||66||73||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||1||2||0||.333||1.0||57||75||0-2-0||1-0-0||1-2-0||1-1-0||2 L|
|Tennessee Titans||1||2||0||.333||1.0||45||67||1-0-0||0-2-0||1-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Philadelphia Eagles||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||84||59||1-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||3 W|
|Dallas Cowboys||2||1||0||.667||1.0||86||38||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Washington Commanders||2||1||0||.667||1.0||58||86||1-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|New York Giants||1||2||0||.333||2.0||43||98||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||90||42||1-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Seattle Seahawks||2||1||0||.667||1.0||87||88||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||0-1-0||2 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||2||0||.333||2.0||69||62||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||2 L|
|Arizona Cardinals||1||2||0||.333||2.0||72||67||1-1-0||0-1-0||1-2-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Detroit Lions||3||1||0||.750||0.0||106||83||1-1-0||2-0-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Green Bay Packers||2||2||0||.500||1.0||100||96||1-1-0||1-1-0||2-2-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Minnesota Vikings||0||3||0||.000||2.5||69||82||0-2-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||3 L|
|Chicago Bears||0||3||0||.000||2.5||47||106||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||3 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Atlanta Falcons||2||1||0||.667||0.0||55||54||2-0-0||0-1-0||2-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|New Orleans Saints||2||1||0||.667||0.0||53||50||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||1||0||.667||0.0||58||59||1-1-0||1-0-0||2-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Carolina Panthers||0||3||0||.000||2.0||54||81||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-3-0||0-2-0||3 L|
TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY
1893 On the day he is honored by The Sporting News as the most popular baseball player in America, Joe Quinn collects eight hits in the NL Browns’ doubleheader, becoming the first player to accomplish the feat. The St. Louis second baseman, a mortician in the off-season, helps the team, who will change their name to the Cardinals after the 1899 season, sweep a twin bill from the Beaneaters, 17-6 and 16-4.
1893 On the last day of the season, Duff Cooley collects six hits in the N.L. Browns’ 16-4 rout of Boston in the nightcap of a twin bill. The 20-year-old rookie accomplishes the rare feat by hitting four singles, a double, and a triple at the Robison Field in St. Louis.
1904 Doc White tosses his fifth shutout in eighteen days when he blanks the Yankees at Chicago’s South Side Park, 4-0. The White Sox southpaw will pitch six of his seven shutouts in September.
1907 At Robison Field in St. Louis, 21-year-old rookie first baseman Ed Konetchy steals home twice in the Cardinals’ 5-1 victory over Boston. The last-place Redbirds swipe home plate three times during the contest.
1921 At Sportsman’s Park, the Cardinals and their fans celebrate Rogers Hornsby Day. The 25-year-old Redbird second baseman, who will lead the National League in hitting with a .397 batting average, delights the crowd with a home run and two doubles in the team’s 12-4 victory over Pittsburgh.
1923 It’s Zack Wheat Day at Ebbets Field, and the retiring Dodger outfielder collects two hits and receives an automobile. Cy Williams of the Phillies spoils the special day as he ties the score in the seventh inning with his 39th homer and his 40th in the 12th frame gives Philadelphia the victory, 6-4.
1927 At Yankee Stadium on the next-to-last day of the season off of Senators’ starter Tom Zachary, Babe Ruth breaks his own 1921 home run record by hitting number 60, which lands just in fair territory in the right-field stands. As a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning, future Hall of Fame hurler Walter Johnson makes his last major league appearance in this game.
1928 In his major league debut, White Sox rookie Ed Weiland shuts out the A’s at Comiskey Park, 1-0. The 6’4″ fireballer from Chicago will finish his four-year tenure with his hometown team, compiling a 5-15 record before being traded to the Red Sox in 1932.
1933 At Sportsman’s Park in Cubs’ 12-2 rout of the Cardinals, Babe Herman hits for the cycle, becoming the first player in baseball history to do it three times. The Chicago outfielder also accomplished the rare feat on two other occasions playing for the Dodgers in 1931.
1933 In the season finale, the last-place White Sox lose to Cleveland, 5-3, finishing the campaign with a 53-99 record, 47 games out of first place. Chicago did not throw a single left-handed hurler during the entire season.
1934 Babe Ruth plays his final game in pinstripes, going 0-for-3, including flying out to center field in his last at-bat in the Yankees’ 5-3 loss to the Senators at Griffith Stadium. The Braves will acquire the ‘Sultan of Swat” in late February, announcing, in addition to playing, he would become a team vice president and serve as assistant manager to Boston skipper Bill McKechnie.
1934 Dizzy Dean becomes the first pitcher to win 30 games since Jim Bagby accomplished the feat in 1920 for the Indians, and he will be the second of four hurlers this century, including Lefty Grove (1931 A’s) and Denny McLain (1968 Tigers), to reach the lofty plateau. The 24-year-old Cardinal right-hander goes the distance to beat Cincinnati, 9-0, and clinches the pennant for the Redbirds.
1934 With a two-run round-tripper off Allyn Stout at Sportsman’s Park in the Cardinals’ 9-0 victory over Cincinnati, Rip Collins establishes a National League record when he blasts his league-leading 35th home run of the season as a switch hitter. The 30-year-old first baseman’s mark will last until Howard Johnson goes deep from both sides of the plate 36 times in 1987 for the Mets.
1945 In the season’s finale, Hank Greenberg hits a pennant-winning grand slam. The Tiger left fielder’s ninth-inning bases-full homer beats the Browns, 6-3, clinching the American League flag for Detroit over the second-place Senators.
1947 Ralph Branca becomes the youngest player to start a World Series opener. At Yankee Stadium, the 21-year, nine-month-old right-hander and the Dodgers lose to the Bronx Bombers, 5-1.
1951 Knowing the Giants have won their game in Boston, the Dodgers rally from a five-run deficit to beat Philadelphia in 14 innings, 9-8, forcing a three-game playoff for the National League pennant. After Jackie Robinson makes a game-saving catch in the thirteenth to preserve an 8-8 tie, he hits a home run in the next frame that proves to be the difference in Brooklyn’s victory at Shibe Park.
1953 George Shuba, best known as the Montreal Royal teammate who shook Jackie Robinson’s hand after the rookie homered, becomes the third major leaguer and the first in the National League to pinch-hit a home run in the World Series. With his round-tripper off Allie Reynolds in the Dodgers’ 9-5 Game 1 loss at Yankee Stadium, ‘Shotgun’ joins Yogi Berra (1947) and Johnny Mize (1952), who both accomplished the feat playing for the Bronx Bombers.
1956 On the season’s final day at Kansas City’s Municipal Stadium, 16-year-old southpaw Jim Derrington becomes the youngest pitcher to start a major league game this century. The teenager tosses six innings, taking the loss when the A’s beat White Sox, 7-6, but his single makes the Chicago bonus baby the youngest player to get a hit in the American League.
1956 Don Newcombe, a three-time twenty-game winner, goes the distance to earn his major-league-leading 27th victory when the Dodgers beat Pittsburgh at Forbes Field, 8-6, on the last day of the campaign. Newk’s total is the most wins by an African-American pitcher in a season.
1961 The Angels win their 70th and final game when they defeat Cleveland at L.A.’s Wrigley Field, 11-6. The seventy victories are the most games won by an expansion team in their first year of existence.
1962 On the last day of the season, Gene Oliver’s eighth-inning homer off Johnny Podres proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 1-0 victory over the Dodgers at Chavez Ravine. The loss to the Cardinals, and the Giants’ 2-1 victory over Houston forces Los Angeles into a best-of-three-game playoff for the National League pennant, a series the team will lose to San Francisco.
1962 The Mets finish their inaugural season with 120 losses, a 20th-century record when the team drops a 5-1 decision to the Cubs at Wrigley Field. In his last career at-bat, New York catcher Joe Pignatano hits into an eighth-inning triple play with Richie Ashburn and Sammy Drake aboard, with the base runners also appearing in their last major league game.
1962 In the last at-bat of his career, Don Gile homers in the bottom of the ninth inning to give the Red Sox a 3-1, season-ending victory over the Senators at Fenway Park. The Boston first baseman had been 0-for-34 before the dramatic at-bat.
1962 At Yankee Stadium, Mickey Mantle blasts his 30th home run of the season, a fourth-inning solo shot off White Sox’s 20-game winner Ray Herbert, to extend his streak of having 30 or more round-trippers to eight seasons. The ‘Mick,’ who missed a month of the campaign because of a leg injury, bats leadoff in the team’s final series to collect more at-bats.
1964 As a pinch-hitter in the top of the seventh inning at Yankee Stadium, Bill Roman hits his only big-league home run in his first major league at-bat. The 25-year-old rookie first baseman will accumulate only 37 career plate appearances during a brief two-year stint with the Tigers.
1966 At Comiskey Park in the top of the ninth inning, Roger Maris, in his last at-bat as a Yankee, slams a two-run home run as a pinch-hitter, putting the club ahead of the White Sox, 5-4. As the slugger contemplates retirement, the former two-time American League MVP is stunned and embarrassed when New York trades him to the Cardinals for utility player Charley Smith in the off-season.
1969 The Braves clinch the first-ever National League West division with their 3-2 win over the Reds at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium. The Lum Harris-led club will finish the season three games ahead of San Francisco before being swept by New York in the NLCS.
1971 Tom Seaver, for the second time in his career, becomes a 20-game winner when the Mets beat St. Louis, 6-1, at Shea Stadium on the final day of the season. En route to the complete-game victory, ‘Tom Terrific’ whiffs 13 Redbirds to end the campaign with a league-leading 289 strikeouts.
1971 Leading off the third inning In the season’s finale, Bill Melton’s homer off Bill Parsons proves to be the difference in Chicago’s 2-1 victory over the Brewers at White Sox Park. The third baseman’s 33rd round-tripper makes him the first Pale Hose player to lead the American League in home runs, finishing one ahead of A’s slugger Reggie Jackson and Norm Cash, the Tigers’ perennial power hitter.
1971 Don Mincher becomes the only player on the roster for both final games in Washington for each team known as the Senators. The lefty-swinging first baseman will also be the only person to play for the original Minnesota Twins and the original Texas Rangers, the franchises that left the nation’s capital in 1960 and 1971.
1971 Willie Montanez sets the Phillies’ rookie home run record when he strokes a two-run round-tripper off Nelson Briles in the team’s 4-3 loss to Pittsburgh at Veterans Stadium. The freshman first baseman’s 30 homers eclipse the mark established by Dick Allen in 1964.
1972 Pirates outfielder Roberto Clemente doubles off Mets’ southpaw Jon Matlack to become the 11th major leaguer to collect 3000 hits. The two-bagger, sadly, will be his last hit as he will die in a plane crash on New Year’s Eve.
1973 In their final game at the ‘old’ Yankee Stadium, the fourth-place Bronx Bombers lose unceremoniously to the Tigers, 8-5. The team, which will play its home games for the next two seasons at Shea Stadium as the 50-year-old ‘House that Ruth Built’ undergoes extensive renovations, also loses their skipper, with Ralph Houk announcing his resignation.
1973 After he posts an 88-73 record, the second-place Red Sox fire Eddie Kasko on the last day of the season. Boston names Triple-A Pawtucket pilot Darrell Johnson as the club’s new manager.
1973 At the close of the season, the American League’s new designated hitter rule appears to have worked when the Junior Circuit’s league’s batting average increased by 20 points to .259, its highest point since 1956, outhitting the N.L. for the first time in a decade. The 614 complete games, 112 more than last season, are the most since 1928 in either league.
1978 At Three Rivers Stadium, the Phillies clinch their third consecutive N.L. East title, defeating the Pirates, 10-8. The victory features Randy Lerch, the winning pitcher, hitting two home runs, and snaps Pittsburgh’s 24-game home winning streak.
1979 In his last big-league game, Ed Kranepool pinch hits in the top of the seventh inning and doubles off Bob Forsch when the Mets beat the Cardinals in the season finale at Busch Stadium, 4-2. The James Monroe High School graduate, who made his debut with the team in 1962 at the age of 17, had been the last original Met left in the majors.
1980 In front of only 1,754 patrons, Mets southpaw Pete Falcone beats the Pirates in the season’s last game at Shea Stadium, 3-2. The crowd is the smallest to attend a game at the Flushing ballpark, with 33 fewer fans than yesterday’s meager gathering.
1984 Yankees’ first baseman Don Mattingly wins the American League batting title with a .343 average, finishing three points higher than teammate Dave Winfield. The accomplishment marks the first of six consecutive seasons that ‘Donnie Baseball’ hits over .300 but the only one resulting in a batting crown during a 14-year major league career.
1984 Mike Witt uses only 97 pitches on the season’s final day to retire 27 consecutive hitters. The Angels’ hurler throws the perfect game against the Rangers and beats Charlie Hough on an unearned run, 1-0.
1985 Based on attendance at the Kingdome, the King County Council tries to modify its deal with the team trying to circumvent the Mariners’ escape clause. A proposed amendment, stating the club needs to play .500 ball, a mark the M’s have never achieved, as a condition before a move from the domed stadium would be considered by the City Fathers, causing owner George Argyros to threaten to move the team out of Seattle.
1987 Dave Stewart becomes a 20-game winner when the A’s beat Cleveland at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum, 4-3. The thirty-year-old right-hander, who spent the first decade of his career in the bullpen, will also earn twenty or more victories in the next three seasons.
1988 At Wrigley Field, President Ronald Reagan throws out two ceremonial first pitches before the Cubs’ 10-9 loss to the Pirates. ‘Dutch,’ a former play-by-play announcer, then participates in the broadcast with Harry Caray, spending the first inning and a half in the WGN booth.
1988 Dave Stieb loses his second consecutive no-hit bid when Jim Traber singles on a 2-2 count with two outs in the ninth in the Blue Jays’ 4-0 victory over the Orioles at Exhibition Stadium. Six days ago, the 31-year-old right-hander yielded a ground ball hit up the middle to Indians’ second baseman Julio Franco with two outs in the final frame for the Tribe’s only safety.
1988 Joining Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, and Dwight Gooden, David Cone improves his record to 20-3, becoming the fourth pitcher in Mets history to win twenty games in a season. After his 4-2 complete-game victory against the Cardinals, the 25-year-old right-hander has a surprise visitor when former president Richard Nixon congratulates him in the Shea Stadium dugout.
1989 Ending a 43-year relationship with Major League Baseball, NBC airs its final regular-season Game of the Week. The contest, which features the Blue Jays clinching the A.L. East title with a 4-3 victory over the Orioles at the SkyDome, is the 981st broadcast of a weekly tradition started in 1947.
1989 After spending nearly three months in first place, Baltimore’s playoff hopes end on the next-to-last day of the season when they suffer their second consecutive one-run loss to Toronto, allowing the Blue Jays to clinch first place in the A.L. East. Frank Robinson’s young group of players, known as the “Why Not?” Orioles, improved in the standings by 32½ games from their last-place finish last season.
1989 In the ninth inning of a 2-0 three-hit loss to Nolan Ryan and the Rangers, Angels shortstop Dick Schofield strikes out looking, becoming the right-hander’s 300th victim of the season. It is the sixth time the ‘Ryan Express’ has reached the plateau, but the first since striking out 341 batters in 1977.
1990 Kansas City infielders Frank White, playing in his last major league game after spending his entire 18-year career with the Royals, and fellow Royals third baseman George Brett establish a new mark when they appear in their 1,914th game together, the most by any American League teammates.
1990 In front of 42,849 fans, the original Comiskey Park hosts its last game, with the White Sox edging the Mariners, 2-1. The final regular-season won-loss record at the old ballpark is 3,024-2,926 (.508).
1992 With his fourth hit of the game, a single off LA’s southpaw Tim Fortugno, George Brett collects his 3000th career hit, becoming the 18th player to reach the milestone. The Royals’ third baseman’s celebration of the moment is short-lived when he is picked off and tagged by first baseman Gary Gaetti after stepping off the base to savor the accomplishment.
1995 Albert Belle becomes the first player in major league history to hit fifty home runs and fifty doubles in the same season. The left fielder’s accomplished the amazing feat in just 143 games due to a strike-shortened season, far exceeding any of the prior 40-40 marks achieved by just a dozen players in major league history.
1998 After doctors removed a tumor nine months ago, former Royal reliever Dan Quisenberry dies of brain cancer at 45. In 1983, ‘Quizo,’ known for his outstanding control, became the first closer to record 40 saves, ending the season with 45.
1999 Mets’ shortstop Rey Ordonez plays in his 96th consecutive game without committing an error, breaking Cal Ripken’s major league record for errorless games in that position. The flashy infielder will finish the season, extending the mark to 100 games.
1999 The largest regular-season Candlestick Park crowd, 61,389 fans, watch the Giants lose to the Dodgers, 9-4, in their last game at the ‘Points.’ Former franchise greats help mark the occasion with Juan Marichal tossing the ceremonial first pitch and Willie Mays throwing out the ballpark’s final pitch.
1999 For the twenty-third time this season, Diamondback fireballer Randy Johnson K’s at least ten batters to tie Nolan Ryan’s 1973 major league record for the most double-digit strikeout games in a season. The tall left-hander whiffs 11 Padres in seven innings in a 5-3 victory to bring his season-ending total to 364, which ranks fourth all-time.
2000 In the highest-scoring game in A’s franchise history, Oakland defeats the Rangers 23-2 to remain a half-game ahead of the Mariners for the Western Division lead as Seattle scores the most runs ever against the Angels, 21-9, assuring the team at least a tie for the American League wild card.
2001 With a third-inning double against Milwaukee, Rockies’ first baseman Todd Helton becomes the first player in major league history to have consecutive 100 extra-base hits seasons. Hall of Famers Lou Gehrig and Chuck Klein also had two 100 extra-base hits seasons but did not accomplish the feat in successive years.
2004 Thanks to Bernie Williams’s ninth-inning two-run homer, the Yankees beat the Twins, 6-4, to clinch their seventh straight American League East Division title. The victory is their 100th, making the club the fourth team in history (Braves 1997-99; Orioles 1969-71; A’s 1929-31) to have three consecutive 100-win seasons.
2005 The Devil Rays announce the team will buy out the last year of manager Lou Piniella’s $13 million, a four-year contract he signed in 2002. The agreement, which pays ‘Sweet Lou’ $2.2 million of the $4.4 million deal, allows the 62-year-old skipper to seek employment with another team.
2005 Mariner outfielder Ichiro Suzuki becomes the first player in baseball history to collect 200 hits each of his first five seasons in the big leagues. The Japanese native, who was last season’s AL batting champ, joins Willie Keeler (1894-1901), Wade Boggs (1983-89), Chuck Klein (1929-33), Al Simmons (1929-33), and Charlie Gehringer (1933-37) as the sixth major leaguer to have reached this plateau for at least five consecutive seasons.
2005 Albert Pujols’s home run, a seventh-inning grand slam against the Reds, makes him the first Cardinal in the 114-year history of the team to hit 40 home runs in three consecutive seasons. His 200th career blast makes him the third-youngest to reach the milestone, following Mel Ott and Eddie Mathews.
2005 Delta Air Lines names one of its Boeing 757s’ Big Papi’ in honor of the Red Sox designated hitter. David Ortiz attends the dedication ceremony at Logan International Airport, including the unveiling the newly lettered Song Plane jet.
2006 In the Mets’ 13-0 rout of Washington at RFK Stadium, Julio Franco drives in five runs, tying a career-high, to become the oldest major leaguer in history to accomplish the feat. The 48-year-old first baseman, with three hits, falls a triple short of completing the cycle.
2006 Five years and two cities after Frank Robinson, then the vice president in the commissioner’s office in charge of on-field discipline, agrees to manage the MLB-owned Expos for a season, the franchise, now known as the Washington Nationals, will have a new skipper. Jim Bowden, the team’s G.M., announces the search for the replacement for the 71-year-old Hall of Famer will begin after tomorrow’s season finale against the Mets at RFK.
2007 With the help of New York losing 6 out of their seven last games (all at home) and squandering a seven-game lead with 17 to play, the Phillies clinch the NL. East title for the first time in 14 years by beating the Nationals on the last day of the season, 6-1. The Mets’ colossal failure down the stretch is considered by many to be the worst collapse by a team in baseball history.
2007 With 13 victories in the last 14 games, the Rockies beat the Diamondbacks to force a one-game playoff with the Padres to determine the National League wild-card team. One strike away from clinching a postseason berth yesterday, San Diego loses again today to the Brewers, ending the season with the same record as Colorado, 89-73.
2007 Jimmy Rollins triples to become the fourth big leaguer to record 20 stolen bases, 20 homers, 20 triples, and 20 doubles in a season. The Phillies shortstop and MVP candidate joins Frank Schulte (1911 – Cubs), Willie Mays (1957 – Giants), and Curtis Granderson (2007 – Tigers) as the only players in major league history to accomplish the feat.
2008 With its 1-0 tiebreaker win over the Twins, thanks to Jim Thome’s seventh-inning homer, the White Sox become the first major league team to defeat three different opponents in three days. Chicago beat the Indians on the last scheduled day of the regular season to necessitate playing a previous rainout with the Tigers, won by the Southsiders 8-2, making today’s game with Minnesota necessary to determine the A.L. Central divisional championship.
2009 Ricky Nolasco, en route to the Marlins’ 5-4 victory over Atlanta in the season’s finale, sets a franchise record with 16 strikeouts. The 26-year-old right-hander’s performance includes whiffing nine consecutive batters, one shy of the major league record set by Tom Seaver with the Mets in 1970.
2009 The Phillies clinch their third straight division title with a 10-3 victory over Houston. If the team wins the World Series this year, the reigning World Champions will become the first National League team to win two consecutively since the Reds won Fall Classics in 1975-76.
2009 Francisco Rodriguez becomes the fourth pitcher in the game’s history to yield two walk-off grand slams in the same season when Justin Maxwell goes deep, giving Washington a dramatic 7-4 victory over the Mets at Nationals Park. Last month, Everth Cabrera of the Padres also hit a game-ending four-run round-tripper, making K-Rod Rodriguez the only major leaguer to surrender two game-winning bases-loaded homers to a pair of rookies.
2011 The Red Sox do not pick up their option on Terry Francona’s contract, severing ties with their manager for the past eight seasons. The former Boston skipper, who was at the helm for the team’s 2004 and 2007 World Championships, could not halt the club’s historic collapse in September, losing a certain playoff spot to Tampa Bay when the club, after posting a meager 7-20 record in the final month of the season.
2012 The Braves win for the 23rd straight time in a game started by Kris Medlen when they beat New York in the regular-season home finale at Turner Field, 6-2. The 26-year-old right-hander’s streak surpasses the major league mark shared by Carl Hubbell (Giants, 1936-37) and Whitey Ford (Yankees, 1950-53).
2012 David Price becomes the first 20-game winner in franchise history when he goes seven innings in the Rays’ 6-2 win over the White Sox at U.S. Cellular Field. The 27-year-old southpaw, the youngest American League pitcher to win 20 since Johan Santana reached the milestone with Minnesota in 2004, will edge Tigers ace Justin Verlander for the AL Cy Young Award.
2012 En route from Baltimore to Tampa Bay to play the Rays, the Orioles’ charter makes an emergency landing in Jacksonville (FL) because of smoke on the plane. The cause of the fire is not immediately known, but there are no reported injuries.
2012 After beating Boston earlier in the day, the Orioles secure a postseason berth when Texas beats the Angels in the second game of a twin bill. Baltimore, whose last playoff appearance occurred in 1997, clinches, at very least, one of the two American League wild-card spots.
2013 The Mets extend manager Terry Collins’ contract for another two years, adding a club option for 2016. During his three-year tenure with New York, the 64-year-old skipper, who has also managed the Astros and Angels, has guided the team to a 225-261 record, the lowest winning percentage (.463) of his major league managerial career.
2013 In a one-game tiebreaker to determine the AL’s second wild-card team, Rays’ ace David Price allows just seven hits en route to a complete-game 5-2 victory over the Rangers in Arlington. After winning its last seven contests of the regular 162-game season, Tampa Bay will take on the Indians for the Wild Card spot in the playoffs, and Texas will miss the postseason for the first time since 2009.
2014 In a one-game winner-take-all Wild Card Game, the Royals tally two runs in the bottom of the twelfth for an 8-7 walk-off win over the A’s, thanks to Salvador Perez’s single that plates Christian Colon. Kansas City had been trailing, 7-3, before rallying with three runs in the eighth and one in the ninth in the Kauffman Stadium contest to force extra innings.
2018 At Angel Stadium, Khris Davis goes 0-for-2 in the A’s 5-4 loss to Anaheim. The Oakland DH finishes the season with a .247 BA for the fourth consecutive season.
2020 The Twins extend their postseason losing streak to 18 games, the longest in North American professional sports history when the Astros sweep the best-of-three Wild Card Series. Minnesota set the mark yesterday, surpassing the Chicago Blackhawks, an NHL team that lost 16 straight playoff games from 1975 to 1979.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
26 – 5 – 4 – 18 – 53 – 21 – 32 – 35 – 31 – 2 -21
September 30, 1904 – Chicago White Sox lefty pitcher Doc White, pitches his 5th shutout in 18 days
September 30, 1927 – Yankees slugger Babe Ruth crushed his MLB record 60th home run off Tom Zachary in 8th inning of New York’s 4-2 win over Washington Senators at Yankee Stadium
September 30, 1939 – Chicago pitcher Clint Brown, Number 26 sets MLB record with his 61st relief appearance as White Sox beat St. Louis Browns, 7-5
September 30, 1945 – Detroit’s future Baseball Hall of Fame first baseman Number 5, Hank Greenberg hit an AL pennant-winning grand slam on the final day of the season as the Tigers beat St. Louis Browns, 6-3
September 30, 1949 – A late season batting terror! Pittsburgh Pirates Ralph Kiner, Number 4 hits his 54th HR & NL record 16th in September
September 30, 1956 – White Sox Number 18, Jim Derrington, 16, is youngest to start a game (he loses)
September 30, 1965 – LA Dodger Number 53, Don Drysdale (23-12) wins 13th straight game, 7 by shutouts
September 30, 1972 – Pittsburgh right fielder Number 21, Roberto Clemente doubled off Mets’ pitcher Number 32, Jon Matlack to become the 11th MLB player to record 3000 hits as Pirates beat NY, 5-0
September 30, 1980 – Oakland outfielder Number 35, Rickey Henderson sets AL stolen base record with his 97th in A’s 5-1 win over Chicago White Sox; breaks Ty Cobb’s mark of 96 set in 1915
September 30, 1984 – California Angel Number 39, Mike Witt, pitched a perfect game over Texas Rangers, 1-0. He was the 11th Angel to do so.
September 30, 1992 – KC Royal Number 5, George Brett gets 4 hits and became the 18th to get 3,000 hits
September 30, 1997 – New York Yankees Tim Raines (Number 31), Derek Jeter (Number 2) and Paul O’Neill (Number 21) were the first trio to hit 3 consecutive homers in post season. It was in a game where the Yankees beat Cleveland Indians 8-6.
|COLLEGE FOOTBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|UAB at Tulane||12:00pm||ESPN2|
|South Alabama at James Madison||12:00pm||ESPNU|
|Buffalo at Akron||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Florida at Kentucky||12:00pm||ESPN|
|Louisiana at Minnesota||12:00pm||BTN|
|Penn State at Northwestern||12:00pm||BTN|
|Texas A&M vs Arkansas||12:00pm||SECN|
|Utah State at UConn||12:00pm||CBSSN|
|USC at Colorado||12:00pm||FOX|
|Clemson at Syracuse||12:00pm||ABC|
|Eastern Michigan at Central Michigan||1:30pm||ESPN+|
|Virginia at Boston College||2:00pm||CW|
|Miami (OH) at Kent State||2:30pm||ESPN+|
|Arizona State at California||3:00pm||PAC12N|
|Baylor at UCF||3:30pm||FS1|
|NIU at Toledo||3:30pm||ESPNU|
|Ball State at Western Michigan||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Old Dominion at Marshall||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Arkansas State at UMass||3:30pm||ESPN+|
|Kansas at Texas||3:30pm||ABC|
|Houston at Texas Tech||3:30pm||FS2|
|USF at Navy||3:30pm||CBSSN|
|Wagner at Rutgers||3:30pm||BTN|
|Indiana at Maryland||3:30pm||BTN|
|Illinois at Purdue||3:30pm||Peacock|
|Georgia at Auburn||3:30pm||CBS|
|Bowling Green at Georgia Tech||3:30pm||ACCN|
|Michigan at Nebraska||3:30pm||FOX|
|Boise State at Memphis||4:00pm||ESPN2|
|Missouri at Vanderbilt||4:00pm||SECN|
|Hawaii at UNLV||4:00pm||MWN|
|New Mexico at Wyoming||4:00pm||MWN|
|LSU at Ole Miss||6:00pm||ESPN|
|Oregon at Stanford||6:30pm||PAC12N|
|Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern||7:00pm||NFLN|
|Abilene Christian at North Texas||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Troy at Georgia State||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Texas State at Southern Miss||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Iowa State at Oklahoma||7:00pm||FS1|
|East Carolina at Rice||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|Utah Tech at Colorado State||7:00pm||MWN|
|Michigan State at Iowa||7:30pm||NBC|
|South Carolina at Tennessee||7:30pm||SECN|
|Notre Dame at Duke||7:30pm||ABC|
|Charlotte at SMU||7:30pm||ESPNU|
|Pitt at Virginia Tech||8:00pm||ACCN|
|West Virginia at TCU||8:00pm||ESPN2|
|Appalachian State at ULM||8:00pm||ESPN+|
|San Diego State at Air Force||8:00pm||CBSSN|
|Alabama at Mississippi State||9:00pm||ESPN|
|Washington at Arizona||10:00pm||PAC12N|
|Nevada at Fresno State||10:30pm||FS1|
|LPGA : NW Arkansas Championship||2:00pm||GOLF|
|MLB REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Cleveland at Detroit||1:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Tampa Bay at Toronto||3:07pm||Bally Sports|
|Miami at Pittsburgh||6:35pm||Bally Sports|
|Boston at Baltimore||7:05pm||NESN|
|Philadelphia at NY Mets||7:10pm||NBCS-PHI|
|San Diego at Chi. White Sox||7:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Chi. Cubs at Milwaukee||7:10pm||MARQ|
|NY Yankees at Kansas City||7:10pm||YES|
|Cincinnati at St. Louis||7:15pm||Bally Sports|
|Washington at Atlanta||7:20pm||Bally Sports|
|Minnesota at Colorado||8:10pm||ATTSN-RM|
|Houston at Arizona||8:10pm||ATTSN-SW|
|LA Dodgers at San Francisco||9:05pm||Spectrum|
|Oakland at LA Angels||9:07pm||NBCS-CA|
|Texas at Seattle||9:40pm||Bally Sports|
|NASCAR Truck: Love’s RV Stop 250||1:00pm||FS1|
|NHL PRESEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Toronto vs. Montreal||7:00pm||NHLN|
|EPL: Aston Villa vs Brighton & Hove Albion||7:30am||USA|
|La Liga: Getafe vs Villarreal||8:00am||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Lecce vs Napoli||9:00am||Paramount+|
|Bundesliga: Wolfsburg vs Eintracht Frankfurt||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Mainz 05 vs Bayer Leverkusen||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Köln vs Stuttgart||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Bochum vs Borussia M’gladbach||9:30am||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: Heidenheim vs Union Berlin||9:30am||ESPN+|
|EPL: Manchester United vs Crystal Palace||10:00am||USA|
|EPL: Everton vs Luton Town||10:00am||Peacock|
|EPL: AFC Bournemouth vs Arsenal||10:00am||Peacock|
|EPL: West Ham United vs Sheffield United||10:00am||Peacock|
|EPL: Wolverhampton Wanderers vs Manchester City||10:00am||Peacock|
|La Liga: Rayo Vallecano vs Mallorca||10:15am||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Clermont vs PSG||11:00am||beIN Sports|
|Serie A: Milan vs Lazio||12:00pm||Paramount+|
|EPL: Tottenham Hotspur vs Liverpool||12:30pm||NBC|
|La Liga: Girona vs Real Madrid||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|Bundesliga: RB Leipzig vs Bayern München||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Salernitana vs Internazionale||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Real Sociedad vs Athletic Club||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Monaco vs Olympique Marseille||3:00pm||beIN Sports|
|Argentina Primera División: San Lorenzo vs Huracán||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Flamengo vs Bahia||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Fortaleza vs Grêmio||3:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Rosario Central vs Newell’s Old Boys||3:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: São Paulo vs Corinthians||5:30pm||Paramount+|
|Brasileirão: Cuiabá vs Fluminense||5:30pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL: Washington Spirit vs Kansas City Current||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|MLS: Columbus Crew vs Philadelphia Union||7:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Inter Miami vs New York City||7:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: New England vs Charlotte||7:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: New York RB vs Chicago Fire||7:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Toronto FC vs Cincinnati||7:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Orlando City SC vs CF Montréal||7:30pm||MLS Pass|
|Brasileirão: Internacional vs Atlético Mineiro||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|NWSL: Chicago Red Stars vs Racing Louisville FC||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|Argentina Primera División: Banfield vs Lanús||8:30pm||Paramount+|
|MLS: Houston Dynamo vs Dallas||8:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Minnesota United vs SJ Earthquakes||8:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Nashville SC vs Seattle Sounders FC||8:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: St. Louis City vs Sporting KC||8:30pm||MLS Pass|
|Liga MX: Monterrey vs Santos Laguna||9:00pm||Univision|
|MLS: Colorado Rapids vs Austin||9:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: LA Galaxy vs Portland Timbers||10:30pm||MLS Pass|
|MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps vs DC United||10:30pm||MLS Pass|
|NWSL: Portland Thorns vs San Diego Wave||10:30pm||Paramount+|