INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL REGIONAL TITLE GAMES
PARK TUDOR (12-0) AT NORTH JUDSON (8-4)
ADAMS CENTRAL (12-0) AT CARROLL (FLORA) (12-0)
NORTH DECATUR (9-3) AT SHERIDAN (9-3)
PROVIDENCE (12-0) AT INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (10-0)
LAVILLE (11-1) AT LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (9-3)
BLUFFTON (10-2) AT FORT WAYNE LUERS (9-3)
EASTERN HANCOCK (8-4) AT SOUTHMONT (7-5)
NORTH POSEY (11-1) AT TRITON CENTRAL (11-1)
KNOX (12-0) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (9-3)
INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (12-0) AT DELTA (8-4)….INDIANA SRN BROADCAST
GIBSON SOUTHERN (10-2) AT TRI-WEST (11-1)
HERITAGE HILLS (11-1) AT BATESVILLE (11-1)
NEW PRAIRIE (10-2) AT NORTHWOOD (10-2)
LEO (10-2) AT MISSISSINEWA (12-0)
MOORESVILLE (7-5) AT NEW PALESTINE (10-2)
EAST CENTRAL (12-0) AT EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (9-3)….INDIANA SRN BROADCAST
VALPARAISO (9-2) AT MERRILLVILLE (9-2)
FORT WAYNE SNIDER (10-1) AT MISHAWAKA (9-2)
WHITELAND (7-4) AT DECATUR CENTRAL (9-2)
EVANSVILLE NORTH (8-3) AT BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (10-1)
CROWN POINT (11-0) AT PENN (10-1)
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (9-2) AT WESTFIELD (10-1)
BEN DAVIS (10-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (8-3)
WARREN CENTRAL (5-6) AT CENTER GROVE (10-1)
INDIANA VOLLEYBALL STATE FINALS
FINAL | CLASS 1A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
#4 SOUTHWOOD DEF. #1 TECUMSEH 3-1 (15-25, 25-19, 25-23, 25-19)
FINAL | CLASS 2A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
#1 MUNCIE BURRIS DEF. BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL 3-0 (25-23, 25-16, 25-17)
FINAL | CLASS 3A STATE CHAMPIONSHIP
#2 PROVIDENCE DEF. #1 BELLMONT 3-1 (25-19, 31-29, 23-25, 25-21)
Final | Class 4a State Championship
#1 Hamilton Southeastern Def. #5 Castle 3-1 (25-18, 24-26, 25-20, 25-15)
|BEECH GROVE||50||CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL||18|
|BLOOMINGTON SOUTH||56||COLUMBUS EAST||30|
|BROWN COUNTY||50||SOUTHWESTERN (HANOVER)||49|
|BROWNSBURG||78||NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS)||70|
|COLUMBIA CITY||62||CARROLL (FORT WAYNE)||31|
|CRAWFORD COUNTY||51||EASTERN (PEKIN)||18|
|CULVER ACADEMY||44||SOUTH BEND CLAY||20|
|DALEVILLE||42||ANDERSON PREP ACADEMY||37|
|EVANSVILLE CENTRAL||75||TERRE HAUTE SOUTH||19|
|EVANSVILLE REITZ||54||VINCENNES LINCOLN||41|
|FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK||63||WEST NOBLE||15|
|FORT WAYNE LUERS||62||CENTRAL NOBLE||45|
|FORT WAYNE NORTHROP||66||CARMEL||54|
|GUERIN CATHOLIC||44||GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN||24|
|HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN||72||BEN DAVIS||50|
|HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE)||64||MARION||18|
|INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI||58||TRITON CENTRAL||23|
|KANKAKEE VALLEY||45||CROWN POINT||44|
|LAKEWOOD PARK||54||ADAMS CENTRAL||30|
|LEWIS CASS||71||EASTERN (GREENTOWN)||5|
|NORTH CENTRAL (FARMERSBURG)||51||TERRE HAUTE NORTH||47||OT|
|NORTH DAVIESS||57||LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN||24|
|PARKE HERITAGE||61||NORTH MONTGOMERY||9|
|SILVER CREEK||91||ROCK CREEK ACADEMY||34|
|SOUTH BEND ADAMS||63||CONCORD||35|
|SOUTH BEND RILEY||55||SOUTH BEND CAREER||8|
|SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS)||45||LAVILLE||38|
|SOUTH DECATUR||45||SOUTHWESTERN (SHELBYVILLE)||14|
|SOUTH KNOX||67||EASTERN GREENE||28|
|SPRINGS VALLEY||44||WOOD MEMORIAL||42|
|TIPPECANOE VALLEY||54||SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH||18|
|UNION (MODOC)||46||PHALEN ACADEMY||23|
|UNION CITY||67||SOUTHERN WELLS||51|
|VINCENNES RIVET||43||EVANSVILLE HARRISON||30|
|WARREN CENTRAL||52||MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE)||45|
|WHITKO||73||FORT WAYNE NORTH||39|
|JENNINGS COUNTY TOURNAMENT|
|JENNINGS COUNTY||60||NORTH HARRISON||18||R1|
|CHARLESTOWN||NORTH HARRISON||4:00 PM|
|HAMILTON HEIGHTS||54||JENNINGS COUNTY||46||1ST|
|LAKE CENTRAL CLASSIC|
|LAKE CENTRAL||52||WEST LAFAYETTE||40|
|FORT WAYNE SNIDER||52||SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON||49|
|FORT WAYNE SNIDER||50||WEST LAFAYETTE||48|
|SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON||50||LAKE CENTRAL||47|
|NORTH PUTNAM TOURNAMENT|
|NORTH PUTNAM||54||RIVERTON PARKE||24||3RD|
INDIANA COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES
BUTLER 49, MOREHEAD STATE 7
CLEMSON 31, NOTRE DAME 23
FRANKLIN 36, MANCHESTER 0
HANOVER 69, ANDERSON 0
INDIANA 20, WISCONSIN 14
INDIANA WESLEYAN 42, MARIAN 40
LAWRENCE TECH 41, TAYLOR 37
MCKENDREE 21, UINDY 16
MICHIGAN 41, PURDUE 13
ROSE-HULMAN 78, DEFIANCE 54
ST. FRANCIS 34, CONCORDIA 24
TRINE 38, HOPE 28
VALPARAISO 21, DAYTON 7
YOUNGSTOWN STATE 19, INDIANA STATE 7
WABASH 52, HIRAM 13
NO. 1 OHIO STATE 35, RUTGERS 16
NO. 7 TEXAS 33, NO. 23 KANSAS STATE 3 (OT)
NO. 10 OLE MISS 38, TEXAS A&M 35
CLEMSON 31, NO. 15 NOTRE DAME 23
NORTH CAROLINA 59, CAMPBELL 7
NO. 17 TENNESSEE 59, UCONN 3
ARKANSAS 39, FLORIDA 36 (OT)
MICHIGAN STATE 20, NEBRASKA 17
INDIANA 20, WISCONSIN 14
SOUTH CAROLINA 38, JACKSONVILLE STATE 28
HOLY CROSS 28, LEHIGH 24
YALE 36, BROWN 17
DRAKE 10, MARIST 3
SAN DIEGO 23, PRESBYTERIAN 13
HARVARD 38, COLUMBIA 24
SAM HOUSTON 24, KENNESAW STATE 21
MORGAN STATE 24, DELAWARE STATE 17
FORDHAM 27, BUCKNELL 21
YOUNGSTOWN STATE 19, INDIANA STATE 7
PENN 23, CORNELL 8
GARDNER-WEBB 45, BRYANT 44 (OT)
VMI 31, EAST TENNESSEE STATE 24
FURMAN 17, CHATTANOOGA 14
TEMPLE 32, NAVY 18
NO. 18 UTAH 55, ARIZONA STATE 3
GEORGIA TECH 45, VIRGINIA 17
ARMY 23, NO. 25 AIR FORCE 3
FLORIDA A&M 42, ALABAMA A&M 28
NORTH DAKOTA 45, MURRAY STATE 31
SOUTH DAKOTA 14, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 7
VALPARAISO 21, DAYTON 7
ROBERT MORRIS 21, SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 20
BUTLER 49, MOREHEAD STATE 7
MERCER 38, THE CITADEL 16
UNI 50, WESTERN ILLINOIS 6
UTSA 37, NORTH TEXAS 29
ARKANSAS STATE 37, LOUISIANA 17
ILLINOIS STATE 36, MISSOURI STATE 35
JACKSON STATE 31, TEXAS SOUTHERN 13
UT MARTIN 44, TENNESSEE TECH 41 (OT)
UAB 45, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 42
MEMPHIS 59, SOUTH FLORIDA 50
ALCORN STATE 44, SOUTHERN 21
SOUTHERN UTAH 35, LINCOLN (CA) 6
ABILENE CHRISTIAN 24, UTAH TECH 7
IDAHO 27, NORTHERN COLORADO 13
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 33, NORTH DAKOTA STATE 16
EASTERN ILLINOIS 16, LINDENWOOD 10
WESTERN CAROLINA 28, WOFFORD 25
MONTANA STATE 45, NORTH ARIZONA 21
NO. 13 LOUISVILLE 34, VIRGINIA TECH 3
NO. 24 TULANE 13, EAST CAROLINA 10
IOWA 10, NORTHWESTERN 7
JAMES MADISON 42, GEORGIA STATE 14
UMASS 31, MERRIMACK 21
ILLINOIS 27, MINNESOTA 26
UCF 28, CINCINNATI 26
COASTAL CAROLINA 28, OLD DOMINION 24
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 27, HOWARD 24
NO. 2 GEORGIA 30, NO. 12 MISSOURI 21
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL 38, NORFOLK STATE 24
NO. 22 OKLAHOMA STATE 27, NO. 9 OKLAHOMA 24
HOUSTON 25, BAYLOR 24 (OT)
NO. 4 FLORIDA STATE 24, PITT 7
NO. 11 PENN STATE 51, MARYLAND 15
AUBURN 31, VANDERBILT 15
SOUTHERN MISS 24, UL MONROE 7
EASTERN WASHINGTON 48, CAL POLY 13
LAMAR 41, TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE 20
SE LOUISIANA 38, MCNEESE 24
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 35, TENNESSEE STATE 21
CHARLOTTE 33, TULSA 26 (OT)
NICHOLLS 45, UIW 32
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 27, NORTH ALABAMA 14
AUSTIN PEAY 33, EASTERN KENTUCKY 30 (OT)
NO. 6 OREGON 63, CAL 19
NEW MEXICO STATE 13, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 7
APPALACHIAN STATE 31, MARSHALL 9
WEBER STATE 33, IDAHO STATE 21
LIBERTY 56, LOUISIANA TECH 30
NO. 21 KANSAS 28, IOWA STATE 21
WEST VIRGINIA 37, BYU 7
UTAH STATE 32, SAN DIEGO STATE 24 (OT)
TEXAS STATE 45, GEORGIA SOUTHERN 24
TARLETON STATE 59, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 17
UC DAVIS 37, PORTLAND STATE 23
NO. 3 MICHIGAN 41, PURDUE 13
KENTUCKY 24, MISSISSIPPI STATE 3
NO. 8 ALABAMA 42, NO. 14 LSU 28
NO. 5 WASHINGTON 52, NO. 20 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA 42
SMU 36, RICE 31
NC STATE 20, MIAMI (FLA.) 6
MONTANA 34, SACRAMENTO STATE 7
WESTERN KENTUCKY 21, UTEP 13
STANFORD 10 WASHINGTON STATE 7
NO. 16 OREGON STATE 26 COLORADO 19
FRESON STATE 37 BOISE STATE 30
ARIZONA 27 NO. 19 UCLA 10
TUESDAY, NOV. 7
BALL STATE AT NORTHERN ILLINOIS | 7 P.M.
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT WESTERN MICHIGAN | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
OHIO AT BUFFALO | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
WEDNESDAY, NOV. 8
BOWLING GREEN AT KENT STATE | 7 P.M.
AKRON AT MIAMI (OHIO) | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT TOLEDO | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
THURSDAY, NOV. 9
VIRGINIA AT LOUISVILLE | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
SOUTHERN MISS AT LOUISIANA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
FRIDAY, NOV. 10
NORTH TEXAS AT SMU | 9 P.M. | ESPN2
GRAMBLING AT ARKANSAS-PINE BLUFF | 9 P.M. | ESPNU
WYOMING AT UNLV | 10:45 P.M. | FS1
SATURDAY, NOV. 11
MICHIGAN AT PENN STATE | 12 P.M. | FOX
ALABAMA AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M. | ESPN
TULSA AT TULANE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
HOLY CROSS AT ARMY | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
MARYLAND AT NEBRASKA | 12 P.M. | PEACOCK
VANDERBILT AT SOUTH CAROLINA | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
VIRGINIA TECH AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
TEMPLE AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
NORFOLK STATE AT DELAWARE STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
MORGAN STATE AT SOUTH CAROLINA STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
MURRAY STATE AT ILLINOIS STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
CHARLESTON SOUTHERN AT ROBERT MORRIS | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
YALE AT PRINCETON | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
FORDHAM AT LAFAYETTE | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BROWN AT COLUMBIA | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
OLD DOMINION AT LIBERTY | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGETOWN AT BUCKNELL | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
LEHIGH AT COLGATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN ILLINOIS AT INDIANA STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
PENN AT HARVARD | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH DAKOTA AT SOUTH DAKOTA | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
DAVIDSON AT MOREHEAD STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE STATE AT EASTERN ILLINOIS | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
STETSON AT VALPARAISO | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT WESTERN CAROLINA | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
VMI AT FURMAN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
CORNELL AT DARTMOUTH | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
UCONN AT JAMES MADISON | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
MEMPHIS AT CHARLOTTE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
APPALACHIAN STATE AT GEORGIA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
TROY AT UL MONROE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
UTAH TECH AT AUSTIN PEAY | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
BRYANT AT LINDENWOOD | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
PRESBYTERIAN AT DRAKE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
WOFFORD AT THE CITADEL | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
GARDNER-WEBB AT TENNESSEE TECH | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
SAM HOUSTON AT LOUISIANA TECH | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M AT SOUTHERN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
TARLETON STATE AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN WASHINGTON AT MONTANA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
IDAHO AT WEBER STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN COLORADO AT NORTHERN ARIZONA | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
UNI AT MISSOURI STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE AT UT MARTIN | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG AT KENNESAW STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SAMFORD AT MERCER | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NEW MEXICO STATE AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
PITT AT SYRACUSE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
UAB AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
TEXAS STATE AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AT HOWARD | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
AUBURN AT ARKANSAS | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
WASHINGTON STATE AT CAL | 4 P.M. | ESPN2
EAST CAROLINA AT FLORIDA ATLANTIC | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
LAMAR AT NICHOLLS | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
ST. THOMAS (MINN.) AT SAN DIEGO | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHEASTERN LOUISIANA | 4:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARKANSAS STATE AT SOUTH ALABAMA | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN KENTUCKY AT CENTRAL ARKANSAS | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN UTAH AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
CAL POLY AT SACRAMENTO STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
UC DAVIS AT IDAHO STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
SAN DIEGO STATE AT COLORADO STATE | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
MICHIGAN STATE AT OHIO STATE | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
MISSISSIPPI STATE AT TEXAS A&M | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
RICE AT UTSA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN AT MCNEESE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
MONTANA AT PORTLAND STATE | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
NEW MEXICO AT BOISE STATE | 10 P.M. | FS1
IOWA STATE AT BYU | 10:15 P.M. | ESPN
FRESNO STATE AT SAN JOSE STATE | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
AIR FORCE AT HAWAI’I | 11 P.M. | SPECTRUM SPORTS PPV
OLE MISS AT GEORGIA
MIAMI (FLA.) AT FLORIDA STATE
UTAH AT WASHINGTON
USC AT OREGON
TEXAS AT TCU
WEST VIRGINIA AT OKLAHOMA
TENNESSEE AT MISSOURI
FLORIDA AT LSU
STANFORD AT OREGON STATE
ARIZONA STATE AT UCLA
TEXAS TECH AT KANSAS
OKLAHOMA STATE AT UCF
BAYLOR AT KANSAS STATE
INDIANA AT ILLINOIS
RUTGERS AT IOWA
MINNESOTA AT PURDUE
NORTHWESTERN AT WISCONSIN
ARIZONA AT COLORADO
GEORGIA TECH AT CLEMSON
DUKE AT NORTH CAROLINA
NC STATE AT WAKE FOREST
CINCINNATI AT HOUSTON
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT MARSHALL
NFL WEEK 9
MIAMI DOLPHINS VS KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (FRANKFURT) 3:30P (CET) 9:30A NFLN
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CHICAGO BEARS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 4:05P (ET) 4:05P CBS
NEW YORK GIANTS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 4:25P (ET) 4:25P FOX
BUFFALO BILLS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC*
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
CHARLOTTE 125 INDIANA 124
PHILADELPHIA 112 PHOENIX 100
ATLANTA 123 NEW ORLEANS 105
ORLANDO 120 LA LAKERS 101
HOUSTON 107 SACRAMENTO 89
MINNESOTA 123 UTAH 95
BOSTON 124 BROOKLYN 114
DENVER 123 CHICAGO 101
NASHVILLE 5 EDMONTON 2
WINNIPEG 5 ARIZONA 3
DETROIT 5 BOSTON 4
TAMPA BAY 6 OTTAWA 4
ST. LOUIS 6 MONTRÉAL 3
BUFFALO 6 TORONTO 4
WASHINGTON 2 COLUMBUS 1
CAROLINA 4 NY ISLANDERS 3 OT
LOS ANGELES 5 PHILADELPHIA 0
CHICAGO 5 FLORIDA 2
MINNESOTA 5 NY RANGERS 4
PITTSBURGH 10 SAN JOSE 2
CALGARY 6 SEATTLE 3
VANCOUVER 2 DALLAS 0
VEGAS 7 COLORADO 0
MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER
CINCINNATI 1 NEW YORK 1 (CINCINNATI WIN’S PK’S 8-7)
DALLAS 3 SEATTLE 1
NATIONAL SPORTS RELEASES/HEADLINES
COLLEGE FOOTBALL NEWS
TOP 25 ROUNDUP: ARIZONA TOPS 3RD STRAIGHT RANKED TEAM (NO. 19 UCLA)
Noah Fifita passed for three touchdowns and 300 yards as Arizona won its third consecutive game against a ranked team, knocking off No. 19 UCLA 27-10 Saturday night in Tucson, Ariz.
The Wildcats (6-3, 4-2 Pac-12), who were coming off victories over then-No. 19 Washington State and then-No. 11 Oregon State, have surged to bowl eligibility for the first time since 2017. Fifita completed 25 of 32 passes and was picked off once against UCLA.
Tyler Loop’s 22-yard field goal with 4:40 left helped ice the game by giving Arizona a 27-10 lead. The student section poured onto the field after the game. Arizona hasn’t posted a three-game winning streak against ranked teams since 1992. And never in the school history has such a streak occurred in back-to-back-to-back games.
The Bruins (6-3, 3-3) lost quarterback Ethan Garbers to injury after a sack early in the fourth quarter when trailing by two touchdowns. The Bruins failed to rally behind backup quarterback Dante Moore. The Wildcats held UCLA to 271 total yards. Garbers was 13 of 21 passing for 143 yards and a touchdown. Moore was 4 of 7 for 14 yards.
No. 1 Ohio State 35, Rutgers 16
TreVeyon Henderson racked up 208 yards from scrimmage and helped the Buckeyes defuse an upset bid from the host Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, N.J.
Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) trailed 9-7 at halftime, but Henderson ran for one touchdown and set up another after a long reception to guide the Buckeyes’ rally. Henderson gained 128 yards rushing and had five catches for 80 yards.
Kyle Monangai rushed 24 times for 159 yards for Rutgers (6-3, 3-3), and Gavin Wimsatt completed 10 of 25 passes for 129 yards, a touchdown and a crushing pick-6.
No. 2 Georgia 30, No. 12 Missouri 21
Carson Beck completed 21 of 32 passes for 254 yards and two touchdowns as the Bulldogs defeated the Tigers in Athens, Ga., to stay on track for the College Football Playoff.
Peyton Woodring kicked field goals of 33, 30 and 48 yards for the Bulldogs (9-0, 6-0 SEC), who have won 26 straight games. Ladd McConkey caught seven passes for 95 yards and Daijun Edwards rushed for 77 yards for Georgia.
Brady Cook passed for 212 yards, one touchdown and two interceptions for Missouri (7-2, 3-2), which has lost 10 straight games to Georgia. Cody Schrader rushed for 112 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers, and Harrison Mevis hit field goals of 37 and 42 yards to become Missouri’s all-time career scoring leader.
No. 3 Michigan 41, Purdue 13
J.J. McCarthy threw for 335 yards to lead the Wolverines to a win over the Boilermakers in a Big Ten affair in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Roman Wilson caught nine passes for 143 yards and Blake Corum rushed for three touchdowns for Michigan (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten). McCarthy finished 24-of-37 passing.
Purdue (2-7, 1-5) lost for the fourth straight time. The Boilermakers scored their only touchdown with 18 seconds left in the game on a 24-yard pass from Hudson Card to Deion Burks. Card finished 12-for-28 for 144 yards and an interception.
No. 4 Florida State 24, Pittsburgh 7
Jordan Travis threw for a touchdown and rushed for another as the Seminoles pulled away in the second half to defeat the host Panthers and secure a berth in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game.
Travis completed 22 of 36 passes for 360 yards for Florida State (9-0, 7-0 ACC), which maintained its pristine record despite being without their top two receivers in Keon Coleman and Johnny Wilson.
Christian Veilleux threw for 244 yards, a touchdown and an interception on 15-for-35 passing for Pitt (2-7, 1-4). Bub Means finished with seven receptions for 98 yards and a touchdown, and Rodney Hammond Jr. rushed for 60 yards on 13 touches.
No. 5 Washington 52, No. 20 Southern California 42
Dillon Johnson rushed for career highs of 256 yards and four touchdowns, Michael Penix Jr. passed for two scores and the Huskies remained undefeated with a defeat of the Trojans in Los Angeles.
Johnson’s standout performance concluded when he scored his fourth touchdown with 2:20 remaining, giving Washington (9-0, 6-0 Pac-12) the first and only two-score advantage either team held.
Caleb Williams finished 27-of-35 passing for 312 yards with three scores and a fourth touchdown rushing. Darwin Barlow and Raleek Brown each ran for a score for the Trojans (7-3, 5-2).
No. 6 Oregon 63, California 19
Bo Nix passed for four touchdowns and rushed for two to lead the Ducks over the Bears in Pac-12 play at Eugene, Ore.
Tez Johnson recorded career bests of 12 receptions for 180 yards and two touchdowns for Oregon (8-1, 5-1 Pac-12). Troy Franklin, Terrance Ferguson and Traeshon Holden also caught touchdown passes, and Bucky Irving and Jordan James added rushing scores.
Jaydn Ott rushed for 93 yards and a touchdown, and Nohl Williams returned a fumble for a score for Cal (3-6, 1-5), which lost its fourth straight game. Fernando Mendoza completed 18 of 34 passes for 177 yards and one interception.
No. 7 Texas 33, No. 23 Kansas State 30 (OT)
Bert Auburn kicked four field goals, including the game-winning 42-yarder in overtime, as the Longhorns survived a calamitous early-fourth quarter stretch to beat the Wildcats in a wild Big 12 game in Austin, Texas.
Maalik Murphy passed for a career-high 248 yards and a touchdown to Adonai Mitchell (eight catches, 149 yards) in his second start but also threw two interceptions for Texas (8-1, 5-1 Big 12). Brooks ran for 112 yards and a score for the Longhorns, eclipsing 1,000 yards for the season. CJ Baxter added 90 yards, including a 54-yard TD run for Texas.
Will Howard threw for 327 yards and four scores for Kansas State (6-3, 4-2). He tossed scoring passes of 6 and 26 yards to Phillip Brooks, the latter on the final play of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, he tossed a 12-yarder to Keagan Johnson and one of 32 yards to Jayce Brown.
No. 8 Alabama 42, No. 14 LSU 28
Jalen Milroe had four of Alabama’s six rushing touchdowns as the Crimson Tide defeated the Tigers in a Southeastern Conference game in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Milroe finished with 155 of the Tide’s 288 rushing yards and added 219 passing yards to their 507 yards of total offense as Alabama (8-1, 6-0 SEC) remained alone in first place in the SEC West.
Milroe outdueled Jayden Daniels, the leader of LSU’s top-ranked offense who had 219 passing yards, two touchdown passes, 163 rushing yards and a rushing touchdown before being sidelined early in the fourth quarter due to concussion protocol. Malik Nabers caught 10 passes for 171 yards and a touchdown for the Tigers (6-3, 4-2).
No. 22 Oklahoma State 27, No. 9 Oklahoma 24
Ollie Gordon rushed for 137 yards and two touchdowns to lift the host Cowboys over the Sooners in Stillwater, Okla., in the final scheduled meeting between the Bedlam rivals in a series that has been played every year since 1910.
Alan Bowman threw for 334 yards on 28-for-42 passing, while Rashod Owens had 10 catches for 136 yards for Oklahoma State (7-2, 5-1 Big 12).
Dillon Gabriel completed 26 of 37 passes for 344 yards with a touchdown and an interception for Oklahoma (7-2, 4-2).
No. 10 Ole Miss 38, Texas A&M 35
Quinshon Judkins ran for three touchdowns, including a go-ahead score from 1 yard out with 1:40 remaining, and the Rebels fought off the Aggies in an SEC game in Oxford, Miss.
Judkins finished with 102 yards rushing, Jaxson Dart passed for 387 yards and two touchdowns and Tre Harris caught 11 passes for 213 yards and a touchdown for Ole Miss (8-1, 5-1 SEC), which won its fifth straight.
Max Johnson passed for 305 yards and a touchdown and rushed for another score for Texas A&M (5-4, 3-3). He drove the Aggies into position to try a tying field goal on the final play of the fourth quarter, but Deantre Prince deflected Randy Bond’s 47-yard attempt, which fell short.
No. 11 Penn State 51, Maryland 15
Drew Allar tied a career high by throwing four touchdowns and the Nittany Lions cruised to a victory over the slumping Terrapins in College Park, Md.
Allar delivered a steady performance by completing 25 of 34 passes for 240 yards while leading six lengthy scoring drives. He threw two touchdowns to Dante Cephas and one apiece to Theo Johnson and Tyler Warren for Penn State (8-1, 5-1 Big Ten).
Taulia Tagovailoa completed his first 17 passes and was 29 of 39 for 286 yards and threw touchdowns to Roman Hemby and Jeshaun Jones, but Maryland (5-4, 2-4) struggled with its offensive line.
No. 13 Louisville 34, Virginia Tech 3
Isaac Guerendo rushed for a career-high 146 yards and three touchdowns to lift the Cardinals over the visiting Hokies.
Guerendo found the end zone from 39, 12 and 36 yards out. His rushing total eclipsed his previous career high of 114, set in Louisville’s 23-10 win over Maryland on Nov. 5, 2022.
Jawhar Jordan rushed for a touchdown and Jack Plummer found Jadon Thompson for a 37-yard score. Plummer completed 11 of 12 passes for 141 yards for the Cardinals (8-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast Conference), who overcame the absence of star receiver Jamari Thrash (upper body) and limited the Hokies (4-5, 3-2) to just 140 total yards of offense.
Clemson 31, No. 15 Notre Dame 23
Phil Mafah rushed for a career-best 186 yards and scored two touchdowns as the host Tigers upset the Fighting Irish.
Mafah got the start because Clemson (5-4) was playing without lead rusher Will Shipley, who was ruled out prior to the start of the game. Shipley, who averages 4.6 yards per carry and has scored five total touchdowns this season, had been in concussion protocol since the Tigers’ loss to North Carolina State last weekend.
Notre Dame (7-3) was led by Audric Estime’s 87 rushing yards and a touchdown on 17 carries. The defeat for the Irish means that quarterback Sam Hartman — who transferred in from Wake Forest — will finish his career 0-5 against the Tigers. Hartman threw two interceptions and no touchdowns on a day when he completed just 13 of 30 passes for 146 yards. Hartman did rush for 68 yards and a touchdown.
No. 16 Oregon State 26, Colorado 19
DJ Uiagalelei threw for 223 yards and accounted for two touchdowns as the Beavers held off a late charge by the Buffaloes in the Pac-12 Conference matchup in Boulder, Colo.
Buffaloes quarterback Shedeur Sanders threw touchdown passes of 15 and 11 yards to Travis Hunter and Anthony Hankerson, respectively, the latter score cutting the Colorado (4-5, 1-5 Pac-12) deficit to seven with 1:42 remaining. But Oregon State (7-2, 4-2) sealed the outcome when Damien Martinez, who rushed for 115 yards on 21 carries, gained 10 yards and a first down in the last 90 seconds.
Sanders completed 24 of 39 passes for 245 yards while under constant pressure. He was sacked four times and hurried on multiple occasions. Hunter caught eight passes for 98 yards while recording two tackles and breaking up a pass as a cornerback.
No. 17 Tennessee 59, Connecticut 3
Joe Milton III passed for two touchdowns and rushed for another and the Volunteers produced three defensive scores while pummeling the Huskies in nonconference action at Knoxville, Tenn.
Jaylen Wright rushed for 113 yards, including a long scoring run for Tennessee (7-2), which won for the fifth time in six games. Squirrel White and Ramel Keyton caught lengthy touchdown passes and McCallan Castles also had a scoring grab for Tennessee.
Ta’Quan Roberson was 24-of-40 passing for 218 yards and two interceptions for UConn (1-8), which lost its third straight game.
No. 18 Utah 55, Arizona State 3
Bryson Barnes threw a career-best four touchdown passes and Ja’Quinden Jackson rushed 13 times for 111 yards and a touchdown in the Utes’ victory over the Sun Devils in Pac-12 play at Salt Lake City.
The margin of victory is Utah’s largest in a Pac-12 game since it joined the conference in 2011. Barnes was 19 of 28 for 161 yards without an interception. Utah (7-2, 4-2 Pac-12) limited Arizona State (2-7, 1-5) to 83 yards of total offense, while the Utes compiled 513.
The Sun Devils were forced to turn to their fourth-string quarterback, Jacob Conover, after starter Trenton Bourguet was forced out in the second quarter with a leg injury. Conover was 5 of 22 for 41 yards with an interception.
No. 21 Kansas 28, Iowa State 21
Jason Bean was 14 of 23 for 287 yards as the Jayhawks hung on to defeat the Cyclones in Ames, Iowa.
Bean found Lawrence Arnold for an 80-yard score midway through the fourth quarter to ice the victory. The Jayhawks (7-2, 4-2 Big 12) moved into a five-way tie for second place in the Big 12.
Rocco Becht was 20-for-26 with a key interception for Iowa State (5-4, 4-2). Eli Sanders finally scored the Cyclones’ first touchdown with 3:26 left in the third quarter.
Army 23, No. 25 Air Force 3
Bryson Daily rushed for 170 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Black Knights to an upset victory against the Falcons in Denver.
Daily carried the ball 36 times. He attempted just nine passes, completing four for 40 yards. Army (3-6) limited the Falcons to 259 total yards, forced six turnovers and stopped the Falcons on downs two other times in its first win against an AP-ranked team since 1972.
Air Force (8-1) had won 13 straight games dating back to last season and was off to its best start since 1985. Air Force quarterback Zac Larrier completed 9 of 22 passes for 93 yards, with two interceptions and two lost fumbles.
No. 24 Tulane 13, East Carolina 10
Michael Pratt threw a touchdown pass and the visiting Green Wave shut out the Pirates in the second half of an American Athletic Conference victory in Greenville, N.C.
Pratt passed for 213 yards, Makhi Hughes rushed for 105 yards on 25 carries and Valentino Ambrosio kicked two field goals for the Green Wave (8-1, 5-0 AAC).
The Pirates (1-8, 0-5), who entered the game ranked 129th in the nation in total offense, had just 190 total yards. Alex Flinn completed 10 of 18 passes for 120 of the yards.
NFL WEEK 9 CAPSULES
Miami Dolphins (6-2) at Kansas City Chiefs (6-2): The Dolphins aren’t getting much attention for their defense, but with safety Jevon Holland (concussion) back in the lineup a week after cornerback Jalen Ramsey (knee) returned, Miami has potential to be menacing for teams without multiple threats in the passing game. Enter the Chiefs, who looked mortal at Denver in a 24-9 loss, the third time this season they’ve been held under 20 points. The Chiefs find themselves in unfamiliar territory — no, not the Frankfurt, Germany part — going conservative to keep the ball away from Tua Tagovailoa and former KC No. 1 receiver Tyreek Hill. The Chiefs’ passing defense is no slouch, allowing 176.1 yards per game in 2023. Hill is already over 1,000 receiving yards and has 61 catches, more than twice the number for the Chiefs’ leading wide receiver (Rashee Rice, 30). Tagovailoa has 18 TD passes, tied with Kirk Cousins for the NFL lead, but far more weapons to lean on than Patrick Mahomes. What’s uncertain is the merit of the Dolphins’ position in the AFC pecking order. Miami is winless (0-2) against teams with winning records this season.
Minnesota Vikings (4-4) at Atlanta Falcons (4-4): Imagining a more chaotic week of quarterback change for two teams going head-to-head isn’t easy to fathom. The Vikings lost Kirk Cousins (Achilles) for the season just as he got Minnesota back to .500 following an 0-3 start. Atlanta benched Desmond Ridder “for this week” with turnovers becoming a detrimental factor. That sets up a save-your-ticket-stub type of QB pairing not to be confused with Montana-Elway: Vikings rookie Jaren Hall gets the call against journeyman Taylor Heinicke. Heinicke makes his first start for the first-place Falcons but the 30-year-old is 12-12-1 as a starter in his career. Minnesota’s toothy defense depends on chaos caused by blitzing more than 57 percent of snaps. DE Danielle Hunter has 10 of Minnesota’s 23 sacks, but if the mobile Heinicke can get Atlanta aligned and see the pressure coming, big plays are possible. Opponents complete 72.2 percent of their passes and converted third downs 43.5 percent of the time. Hall could benefit from a more reliable rushing attack and the Vikings are pushing Cam Akers ahead of Alexander Mattison in search of a spark.
Arizona Cardinals (1-7) at Cleveland Browns (4-3): Rookie Clayton Tune jumped to the front of the line at QB this week when starter Joshua Dobbs was traded to the Vikings. Dobbs was expendable with Kyler Murray nearing his return from a December 2022 ACL tear. Tune’s task would be to get the best of the NFL’s No. 1-ranked pass defense spearheaded by DE Myles Garrett (8.5 sacks). Arizona has averaged just 318.6 total yards and 18.9 points per game. In other words, the margin for error is miniscule. Cleveland coughed up the ball on a late-game interception by PJ Walker to lose at Seattle in Week 8. Deshaun Watson, sidelined with a bruised rotator cuff, said he’s getting stronger and the Browns plan to welcome him back Sunday. But the last time Watson deemed himself ready, he wasn’t, and Walker ended up finishing the game. Walker has six turnovers and one touchdown, and the Browns are also without All-Pro running back Nick Chubb (knee) for the rest of the season. Following this game, the Browns enter a stretch of pivotal AFC North games: at Baltimore next week, followed by a date with the Steelers.
Los Angeles Rams (3-5) at Green Bay Packers (2-5): Packers general manager Brian Gutekunst said publicly the next 10 games are critical for QB Jordan Love, whose future with the franchise is likely tied to his performance the rest of the way. Three losses (Falcons, Raiders, Broncos) ended with Love having a chance to win the game but failing to get the Packers points. Green Bay enters on a four-game losing streak but could get a break if Matthew Stafford (sprained thumb) can’t play. Backup Brett Rypien is untested and the Rams lost their leading rusher, rookie Kyren Williams, to a knee injury two weeks ago. Green Bay’s rushing game isn’t exactly dangerous. Aaron Jones is off to a slow start this season. He has yet to rush for more than 45 yards in any of his four games after surpassing that mark in nine of 17 games last season. Love has 11 touchdown passes but his eight interceptions are tied for second-most in the NFL.
Washington Commanders (3-5) at New England Patriots (2-6): Even with losses in five of the past six games, Commanders coach Ron Rivera appears convinced Sam Howell is the right man to lead Washington forward. With showings like last week against the Eagles, it’s easy to buy the argument. Howell have four touchdown passes and put up 31 points against Philadelphia for the second time this season. But he has nine turnovers (eight INTs) and has been sacked 41 times in 2023. With a running game averaging 85.9 yards per game, Howell is being asked to carry a heavy burden. In the team’s four losses in the past five games, the Patriots scored a combined 37 total points compared to 29 in the lone win during that stretch. The Patriots’ top two rushers, Rhamondre Stevenson and Ezekiel Elliott, are both averaging less than 4.0 yards per carry and the ground game (84.4 yards per game) isn’t a threat. Falling behind in games places the onus on Jones, as New England is being outscored 118-53 in the first half this season.
Chicago Bears (2-6) at New Orleans Saints (4-4): The Bears traded a 2024 second-round draft choice to the Commanders in return for DE Montez Sweat to try and upgrade one of the NFL’s weakest pass rushes. General manager Ryan Poles, who previously traded pass rushers Robert Quinn and Khalil Mack out of Chicago, called Sweat “a huge addition” to a defense with an NFL-worst 10 sacks. Sweat has 6.5 sacks so far this season, giving him a total of 35.5 in five seasons. Rookie QB Tyson Bagent will make his third straight start in place of Justin Fields, who continues to rehab a thumb injury. Bagent completed 25 of 37 for 232 yards but was intercepted twice in a 30-13 loss to the Chargers last Sunday in Los Angeles. New Orleans had lost four of five before recording its highest-scoring performance in the last 20 games in a 38-27 victory at Indianapolis last Sunday. Just in time for Sweat’s arrival, New Orleans changed the left side of the offensive line because guard James Hurst missed the last two games due to injury, and Trevor Penning was benched three games ago. Andrus Peat moved from guard to tackle, and Max Garcia started at guard. The Saints had season highs of 350 passing yards, 161 rushing yards and 511 total yards against the Colts. It was the third consecutive game in which they gained 400 yards.
Seattle Seahawks (5-2) at Baltimore Ravens (6-2): Division leaders separated by 2,300 miles duel in Maryland with critical matchups against more familiar rivals dead ahead. The Seahawks moved past struggling San Francisco and into first place in the NFC West with last Sunday’s 24-20 victory against visiting Cleveland. Geno Smith threw a 9-yard touchdown pass to rookie Jaxon Smith-Njigba with 38 seconds remaining for the winning score. “Our team is such a scrappy team. We find ways to win no matter what,” Smith said. “I feel like if I can play up to my capabilities, play up to my standard, who knows where we can be. Because we’re one of the best teams in football if we play right.” Seattle’s defense has been a big reason why it is atop the division. Over the past four games, the Seahawks have allowed a total of nine second-half points and zero touchdowns. They also acquired DT Leonard Williams from the Giants this week. The Ravens have used their usual ground-and-pound approach to build a 1 1/2-game lead in the AFC North. They labored offensively at Arizona last week, with just 268 yards of total offense. Gus Edwards ran for three touchdowns — two after interceptions — as the Ravens came away with a 31-24 victory, their third in a row.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers (3-4) at Houston Texans (3-4): Despite losing three in a row, Tampa Bay resides in the NFC South, where front-running Atlanta is only a half-game ahead with a matching record and has made a quarterback change. The Texans are 2 1/2 games behind streaking Jacksonville in the AFC South. The Buccaneers’ position might have influenced their thinking when New York Jets general manager Joe Douglas came calling with a trade proposal involving their top wide receiver, Mike Evans. Playing his 10th season, Evans is on his way to his 10th 1,000-yard season with 507 yards on 33 receptions.
Tampa Bay’s decision not to trade means quarterback Baker Mayfield retains his most reliable target. Mayfield is enjoying the most accurate season of his career at 64.2 percent with 10 touchdowns and four interceptions. He intends to make the start Sunday despite a knee contusion. Mayfield and the Bucs are looking to revive an offense that has struggled during their recent slide. They’ve managed just 37 points during the losing streak. The Texans missed a chance to get over the .500 mark last week with a 15-13 loss at previously winless Carolina. The Texans managed only 229 total yards against a team ranked 30th in the NFL in scoring defense at more than 28 points per game. That’s part of a recent trend for Houston, which after averaging 24 points and 368.5 yards per game in the first four games has regressed to 17.3 ppg and 279.7 yards per game in the past three games.
Indianapolis Colts (3-5) at Carolina Panthers (1-6): Frank Reich scored his first win with the Panthers last week, just in time to roll out the red carpet for the team that fired him one year ago. Reich would love to dish out a defeat to the Colts on the near-anniversary of being canned. Indianapolis has lost three games in a row to fall from the top of the AFC South to the bottom. Carolina is last in the NFC South and faces a sharp turnaround to a short week date with the Chicago Bears (2-6) next Thursday. “We’ve got to just continue to find ways for us to take the next step,” Reich said. Reich had a 40-33-1 record in four-plus seasons with the Colts. He was fired Nov. 7, 2022. The Colts are consistently putting up points and are the only team with at least 20 in every game this season. But blending the running game to preserve leads — and prevent self-inflicted wounds from QB Gardner Minshew (four fumbles, five interceptions) — remains a challenge. The Colts’ defense has been part of the issue, allowing an NFL-high 28.6 points per game. Carolina is averaging 18.1 points per game (25th in the NFL).
New York Giants (2-6) at Las Vegas Raiders (3-5): Points are a problem for two teams in and out of disarray since Week 1. The Giants started 6-2 last season but enter with the opposite record for numerous reasons. Anyone tuning in to this late afternoon kickoff to see TE Darren Waller’s return to Las Vegas can skip it. Waller could be headed to IR with a hamstring injury. But there are still a few storylines simmering after dramatic ends to October for both franchises. The Raiders fired GM Dave Ziegler, head coach Josh McDaniels and offensive coordinator Mick Lombardi. Former Giants linebacker Antonio Pierce was promoted to interim head coach, and promptly benched Jimmy Garoppolo in favor of rookie Aidan O’Connell. The Giants have been decimated by injuries and haven’t scored more than 16 points since beating Arizona 31-28 on Sept. 17. New York gets QB Daniel Jones back and could be healthier on the offensive line than at any point this season with both offensive tackles in line to play. The Giants have allowed 41 sacks and must contend with Raiders edge rusher Maxx Crosby (6.5 sacks). Las Vegas has scored over 18 points just once this season and has four offensive touchdowns in the past four games.
Dallas Cowboys (5-2) at Philadelphia Eagles (7-1): November games don’t typically settle division titles in the NFL, but there’s plenty of anticipation for the top two teams in the NFC East to meet for the first time this season. Cowboys QB Dak Prescott is 8-3 as a starter against the Eagles, completing 67.5 percent of his passes for 2,757 yards with 19 TDs and eight picks. All the Eagles did last week was add an All-Pro safety, trading for Kevin Byard of the Titans, to shore up one of their few defensive weaknesses. The Eagles allowed 31 points to the Commanders for the second time this season, but won last week on a huge performance from Jalen Hurts. He matched his career high with four TD passes and matched his season high — set in the first meeting with Washington in Week 4 — with 319 passing yards against Washington. Hurts (shoulder) didn’t play in the December loss to Dallas last season and Prescott (hand) didn’t play when the Cowboys lost at Philadelphia in Oct. 2022. Dallas’ defense gives up 17.1 points per game and has nine interceptions, including three returned for touchdowns by cornerback DaRon Bland. Hurts is 1-2 in his career against the Cowboys.
Buffalo Bills (5-3) at Cincinnati Bengals (4-3): Cincinnati knocked the Bills out of the AFC playoffs with a 27-10 win in the divisional round last season, and the Bengals are on a three-game winning streak that corresponds with QB Joe Burrow (calf) saying he’s healthy. His play backs up the claim. Burrow completed 28 of 32 passes for 283 yards and three touchdowns against the 49ers last week. He also completed 19 consecutive passes, one shy of Ken Anderson’s team record set on Jan. 3, 1983. The Bills are fourth in the NFL with 27 sacks, which could limit the amount of time the Bengals have to separate from Buffalo’s man coverage. Burrow said he won’t be thinking about the last game at this site between the teams, in January, when the game was canceled due to the medical emergency involving Bills safety Damar Hamlin. The Bills also claim their focus is on this week and enter with a little extra rest, having defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, 24-18, on Oct. 26. Bills quarterback Josh Allen needed the time off. He is dealing with an injured right shoulder and wasn’t a full participant in practice. Allen will be going against Bengals linebacker Logan Wilson, with whom he played collegiately at Wyoming in 2016 and 2017.
NBA ROUNDUP: JAYSON TATUM MAKES BOSTON HISTORY IN DEFEATING NETS
Jayson Tatum scored 32 points on Saturday night as the Boston Celtics pulled away midway through the fourth quarter to remain unbeaten with a 124-114 victory over the Brooklyn Nets in New York.
The Celtics did not lead by more than 14 and appeared sluggish at times before improving to 5-0 for the first time since starting the 2009-10 campaign with six straight victories.
Tatum reached the 30-point mark for the fourth time this season and also reached 10,000 career points by converting a three-point play in the second quarter. At 25 years, 246 days old, Tatum became the youngest player in Celtics history to reach the 10K milestone.
Tatum made 10 of 20 shots, hit six of Boston’s 15 3-pointers and collected 11 rebounds. Jaylen Brown added 23 points while Kristaps Porzingis had his way inside against Brooklyn’s smaller lineup and contributed 22 to help the Celtics get 52 points in the paint.
Playing the second night of their first back-to-back, the Nets shot 43 percent and saw a three-game winning streak end. Cam Thomas led Brooklyn with 27 points while Spencer Dinwiddie and Mikal Bridges added 19 apiece.
Hornets 125, Pacers 124
Mark Williams scored a career-high 27 points to lead seven players in double figures as Charlotte snapped a three-game losing streak, beating Indiana in Indianapolis.
Gordon Hayward scored 23 points and Terry Rozier added 22 before exiting the game due to a groin injury midway through the fourth quarter. P.J. Washington scored 15 points, Brandon Miller and Nick Richards each had 10 and LaMelo Ball recorded 11 points and 11 assists.
Tyrese Haliburton matched his career high with 43 points and had 12 assists for the Pacers. Indiana trailed by one with 16 seconds left before Ball stymied Haliburton on the final possession to seal the victory.
Magic 120, Lakers 101
Franz Wagner scored a season-high 26 points and Paolo Banchero collected 25 points and 10 assists as host Orlando kept Los Angeles winless in three road games this season.
Banchero made 9 of 15 shots from the floor to send Orlando to its second straight win since dropping back-to-back games to the Lakers and Clippers in Los Angeles earlier in the week. The reigning NBA Rookie of the Year struggled in the 106-103 loss to the Lakers, sinking just 4 of 14 shots from the floor and finishing with nine points.
The Lakers’ Anthony Davis recorded 28 points, 13 rebounds and seven blocks. LeBron James had 24 points and nine rebounds and Austin Reaves added a season-high 20 points for the Lakers.
76ers 112, Suns 100
Joel Embiid supplied 26 points and 11 rebounds as host Philadelphia beat short-handed Phoenix.
Embiid made 9 of 18 shots en route to his third straight double-double. Kelly Oubre Jr. added 25 points, but Tyrese Maxey virtually put the game away, canning a pair of triples in a 1 1/2-minute span midway through the fourth quarter that ran the Sixers’ lead to 104-86. He finished with 22 points and 10 assists.
Kevin Durant netted a game-high 31 points for Phoenix, which was without star guards Devin Booker (ankle) and Bradley Beal (back). Booker has only played two games so far this season, while Beal has yet to make his Suns debut.
Hawks 123, Pelicans 105
Trae Young and Jalen Johnson had double-doubles, and five other Atlanta players scored in double figures en route to a win over host New Orleans.
Young finished with 22 points and 12 assists, and Johnson had 21 points and 11 rebounds. The Hawks made 5 of 11 3-pointers while outscoring the Pelicans 41-23 in the third quarter. Atlanta has averaged 127 points during a four-game winning streak.
Zion Williamson scored 25 points and Brandon Ingram returned from a three-game absence due to knee soreness to score 16.
Rockets 107, Kings 89
Dillon Brooks scored a season-high 26 points, Jabari Smith Jr. and Fred VanVleet posted double-doubles and Houston beat visiting Sacramento.
Brooks led a late surge that included a driving floater and two corner 3-pointers that pushed the lead to 96-82 with 4:28 remaining. Brooks added nine rebounds and almost joined Smith (21 points, 11 rebounds) and VanVleet (21 points, 12 assists) with a double-double.
Malik Monk led three Sacramento reserves in double figures with 18 points. He added seven assists for the Kings, who were without De’Aaron Fox (ankle) but received 47 points from their bench.
Timberwolves 123, Jazz 95
Anthony Edwards scored 31 points and Karl-Anthony Towns had 25 to lead Minnesota past Utah in Minneapolis.
Towns scored 15 points in the decisive third quarter, helping to turn a tied game into a blowout while boosting the Wolves to their second straight win and a 3-0 home record. Edwards finished with eight rebounds and six assists but also turned the ball over six times.
Lauri Markkanen scored 22 points on a rough shooting night (7-for-20) and grabbed eight rebounds, while John Collins and Talen Horton-Tucker each contributed 14 points for Utah.
Nuggets 123, Bulls 101
Nikola Jokic had 28 points, 16 rebounds and nine assists, Michael Porter Jr. scored a season-high 27 points and host Denver beat Chicago.
Reggie Jackson scored 16 points off the bench for Denver, which played most of the game without point guard Jamal Murray, who logged just 10 minutes of action due to a hamstring injury.
Nikola Vucevic scored 19 points and DeMar DeRozan chipped in 17 for the Bulls. Chicago trailed by as much as 23 in the fourth quarter after leading 53-51 at the break.
MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL
REDS DECLINE OPTION ON 1B JOEY VOTTO
The Reds declined to pick up first baseman Joey Votto’s $20 million club option on Saturday and gave the Cincinnati legend a $7 million buyout instead.
Votto, 40, has spent all 17 seasons of his major league career with Cincinnati.
“For 17 seasons, Joey has been the heart of Reds baseball as a Most Valuable Player, All-Star and respected clubhouse leader,” Reds president of baseball operations Nick Krall said. “His contributions to our team and his extraordinary generosity toward those in need, throughout our region and beyond, cannot be measured.
“At this point of the offseason, based on our current roster and projected plans for 2024, as an organization we cannot commit to the playing time Joey deserves. He forever will be part of the Reds’ family, and at the appropriate time we will thank and honor him as one of the greatest baseball players of this or any generation.”
A six-time All-Star first baseman and 2010 National League MVP, Votto was a second-round pick by the Reds in 2002.
Votto batted .294 with 2,135 hits, 356 homers and 1,144 RBIs in 2,056 games since his 2007 debut with Cincinnati.
The Toronto native posted a career-worst .202 batting average in 2023 with 14 home runs and 38 RBIs in 65 games, limited by a shoulder injury.
NHL ROUNDUP: PENGUINS SCORE AT WILL, ROUT SHARKS 10-2
Reilly Smith and Jake Guentzel both collected two goals and two assists and Bryan Rust scored once in a four-point outing to pace the visiting Pittsburgh Penguins to a 10-2 beating of the San Jose Sharks on Saturday.
Evgeni Malkin scored twice, Vinnie Hinostroza notched one goal and one assist, and Kris Letang and Matt Nieto added singles for the Penguins, who snapped a two-game skid and went into the clash with just one win in six outings.
Erik Karlsson recorded two assists in his first game back in San Jose after being traded to the Penguins over the summer, and Sidney Crosby collected one helper in his 1,200th regular-season game. Goaltender Tristan Jarry made 24 saves.
Anthony Duclair and Jacob MacDonald replied for the last-place Sharks, who came off a 10-1 beating against the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday. San Jose is winless on the season (0-10-1) and has scored only 12 goals. The Sharks are the first team to allow 10 goals in consecutive games since the Boston Bruins in 1965-66.
Sharks starting goalie Mackenzie Blackwood surrendered six goals on 18 shots before receiving a mercy pull just before the midway point. Magnus Chrona, in his NHL debut, stopped 13 shots.
Golden Knights 7, Avalanche 0
Mark Stone scored two short-handed goals and had two assists and Jack Eichel and William Karlsson also scored two goals apiece as Vegas extended its season-opening point streak to 12 games with a dominating victory over Colorado in Las Vegas.
Adin Hill made 41 saves for his first shutout of the season and the sixth of his career while also improving to 6-0-1. Chandler Stephenson and Pavel Dorofeyev each had two assists and William Carrier also scored for Vegas, which improved to a league-best 11-0-1. The point streak is just one shy of the Golden Knights’ team record of 13 straight set in their inaugural season (Dec. 13, 2017 to Jan. 2, 2018).
Alexandar Georgiev finished with 27 saves for Colorado, which was blanked for the third consecutive road game while getting outscored 15-0.
Jets 5, Coyotes 3
Nino Niederreiter tallied a hat trick to help Winnipeg rally for a win against Arizona in Tempe, Ariz.
Brenden Dillon had two goals and an assist, and Adam Lowry and Mason Appleton each had two assists for the Jets, who ended a three-game losing streak. Connor Hellebuyck made 22 saves.
Lawson Crouse had a goal and an assist, and Karel Vejmelka made 22 saves for the Coyotes.
Predators 5, Oilers 2
Ryan O’Reilly had a hat trick to lead visiting Nashville to a win against Edmonton.
Filip Forsberg had a goal and two assists, Tommy Novak had a goal and an assist and Kevin Lankinen made 33 saves for Nashville, which had lost two straight to start its five-game road trip.
Darnell Nurse and Zach Hyman scored and Jack Campbell made 29 saves for the Oilers, who have lost six of seven and dropped to 2-7-1.
Blues 6, Canadiens 3
Jordan Kyrou had a goal and two assists to lead St. Louis past visiting Montreal.
Brayden Schenn also had a goal and two assists for the Blues, who won their second game in as many nights. Brandon Saad and Robert Thomas had a goal and an assist each and Alexey Toropchenko and Kasperi Kapanen also scored. Joel Hofer made 30 saves to earn the victory.
Brendan Gallagher had a goal and an assist for the Canadiens, who lost their second straight game. Juraj Slafkovsky and Nick Suzuki also scored and Sam Montembeault made 29 saves in defeat.
Sabres 6, Maple Leafs 4
Alex Tuch scored the go-ahead goal in the third period and then tallied into an empty net, and visiting Buffalo defeated Toronto.
JJ Peterka had a goal and an assist for the Sabres, and Tage Thompson, Jeff Skinner and Jordan Greenway each scored. Devon Levi stopped 25 shots for the Sabres, who lost 5-1 on home ice to the Philadelphia Flyers on Friday.
Auston Matthews scored three goals for the 10th hat trick of his career for the Maple Leafs, who have lost four in a row. Mitchell Marner had a goal and three assists, and Joseph Woll made 35 saves.
Red Wings 5, Bruins 4
David Perron had a goal and two assists as host Detroit dealt Boston its first regulation loss of the season.
Trailing 3-2 after two periods, Detroit scored three goals in a span of 3:44 in the third period to take a 5-3 lead.
Boston took a 2-0 lead in the first period on goals by James van Riemsdyk and Matthew Poitras, but Detroit cut its deficit to 2-1 on a power-play goal by Lucas Raymond with 3:40 remaining in the first period.
Lightning 6, Senators 4
Brayden Point recorded his second career hat trick, Nikita Kucherov totaled five points and Tampa Bay won its first road game over Ottawa.
Point also had an assist for a four-point night, while Kucherov potted a goal and dished out four helpers as the Lightning moved to 1-3-1 away from home. Victor Hedman and Michael Eyssimont had goals, and goaltender Jonas Johansson allowed four in on 28 shots.
Ottawa’s Brady Tkachuk posted two goals and an assist, and Claude Giroux and Drake Batherson found the net. However, the Senators lost for the fifth time in six games (1-5-0). Goalie Joonas Korpisalo stopped 17 of 20 shots before being pulled early in the second period. Anton Forsberg made 14 saves in relief.
Capitals 2, Blue Jackets 1
Tom Wilson and Sonny Milano scored first-period goals, leading host Washington past Columbus.
Charlie Lindgren, making his second start of the season, made 34 saves for his first victory. The Capitals have now won four of their last five games and four of five meetings with Columbus since last season.
Dmitri Voronkov responded for Columbus, while Elvis Merzlikins made 25 saves. The Blue Jackets have lost five of six.
Blackhawks 5, Panthers 2
Nick Foligno, Nikita Zaitsev and Taylor Hall scored first-period goals, and Petr Mrazek made 38 saves as host Chicago knocked off Florida.
The Blackhawks seized control midway through the first period, beating Panthers goaltender Anthony Stolarz three times in a span of 6:14. Connor Bedard, the top pick in the 2023 NHL Draft, provided Chicago with a 4-0 lead early in the second period, scoring for the third straight game and the fourth time in the past five.
Saturday was Florida’s 10th game of the season and marked the first time one of its contests has been decided by more than two goals. Stolarz made 19 saves as the Panthers finished 1-2 on a road trip that included an overtime loss in Boston and a shutout victory at Detroit.
Kings 5, Flyers 0
Cam Talbot made 24 saves en route to his first shutout of the season and Trevor Moore and Arthur Kaliyev each had a goal and an assist as Los Angeles remained perfect on the road with a victory over Philadelphia.
Anze Kopitar scored the 399th goal of his career, Quinton Byfield had three assists and Adrian Kempe and Blake Lizotte also scored for the Kings, who improved to 6-0-0 on the road, the best road start to a season in franchise history. It was the 29th career shutout for Talbot and his first with Los Angeles.
Ex-King Cal Petersen, making his first career start for Philadelphia, finished with 25 saves. The Flyers were playing the second game of a back-to-back that began with a 5-1 victory at Buffalo on Friday.
Hurricanes 4, Islanders 3 (OT)
Sebastian Aho scored 1:14 into overtime for visiting Carolina, which overcame a three-goal deficit to stun New York in Elmont, N.Y.
Aho took a pass from Martin Necas, swooped into the left faceoff circle, and fired a shot beneath the legs of Islanders goalie Ilya Sorokin. Jalen Chatfield began the comeback from a 3-0 deficit by scoring 8:18 into the second for the Hurricanes, who tied the score with third-period goals from Dmitry Orlov and Jesperi Kotkaniemi. Goalie Antti Raanta made 22 saves as the Hurricanes won for the fourth time in five games (4-1-0).
Noah Dobson scored in the first, and Simon Holmstrom and Mathew Barzal scored early in the second for the Islanders, who have collected a point in five straight games (3-0-2) but squandered a multi-goal lead for the second time in that span.
Flames 6, Kraken 3
Mikael Backlund scored twice and Martin Pospisil tallied in his NHL debut as Calgary snapped a six-game losing streak with a victory over host Seattle.
Noah Hanifan, Yegor Sharangovich and Rasmus Andersson also scored for Calgary, and goaltender Dan Vladar made 17 saves.
Oliver Bjorkstrand, Eeli Tolvanen and Jaden Schwartz had goals for Seattle, which had won two in a row and gone 3-1-1 over its previous five games. Philipp Grubauer stopped 25 of 29 shots.
Canucks 2, Stars 0
Thatcher Demko stopped 27 shots to record his fifth career shutout as host Vancouver cooled off red-hot Dallas.
The Canucks have won three straight games and six of their last seven to get off to their best start (8-2-1) since the 2005-06 season. Elias Pettersson scored his sixth goal of the season for Vancouver, and Pius Suter netted his second. Demko, who has never lost to Dallas in seven career meetings (7-0-0), earned his second shutout of the season.
The Stars went 0-for-3 on the power play as they saw their three-game winning streak come to an end. Jake Oettinger finished with 26 saves.
Wild 5, Rangers 4 (SO)
Mats Zuccarello had a goal and an assist, and Minnesota capped its comeback by defeating New York in Saint Paul, Minn. Matt Boldy scored the decisive goal in the shootout.
Ryan Hartman, Joel Eriksson Ek and Marco Rossi also scored in regulation time for Minnesota, which snapped a four-game losing streak. Wild goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury stopped 13 of 14 shots in regulation and overtime to earn the win.
New York’s NHL-leading six-game winning streak came to an end. Jimmy Vesey, Artemi Panarin, Erik Gustafsson and Chris Kreider each scored during regulation time.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS
COLTS LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN DOWNGRADED TO DOUBTFUL VS. PANTHERS
Indianapolis Colts linebacker Zaire Franklin was downgraded to doubtful for Sunday’s game against the host Carolina Panthers.
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Franklin, who leads the NFL with 102 tackles this season, had been listed as questionable with a knee injury that prevented him from participating in practice this week.
Franklin, 27, also has 1.5 sacks and a forced fumble in eight games (all starts) this season. He has played in 90 consecutive games since being selected by the Colts in the seventh round of the 2018 NFL Draft.
Also on Saturday, Indianapolis elevated cornerback Chris Lammons from the practice squad for Sunday’s game.
Lammons, 27, recorded one tackle in one game this season with the Colts.
HOOSIERS BATTLE PAST WISCONSIN, 20-14
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – Safety Josh Sanguinetti scooped, ran, and celebrated. Hoosier teammates swarmed to join him.
The cannon thundered. Confirmation followed.
Indiana victory had come on a sun-splashed Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium by a 20-14 score, and bowl hopes were alive.
“We know where we are,” head coach Tom Allen said. “We have to be 1-0 each week. That’s the focus. Find a way to get a win.”
The Hoosiers (3-6) found a way to get their first Big Ten victory since last season at Michigan State. As a result, postseason opportunity comes down to this — win at Illinois and at Purdue, beat Michigan State at Memorial Stadium.
“It’s one game at a time,” punter James Evans said. “It’s everyone doing his job. Our goal is to make a bowl game. We have to win six games. We have three more must-win games. It’s about attacking every day.”
In Saturday’s final frantic seconds, the defense had to get a stop.
Did it ever.
With Wisconsin (5-4) facing fourth and 17 on its own 30-yard line, with the clock ticking toward zero, safety Louis Moore drove receiver Will Pauling to the turf after an 11-yard catch. Desperate for a miracle, Pauling tossed the ball into the air.
Sanguinetti was ready. Boy, was he ready.
He grabbed the ball and returned it 26 yards before running out of bounds at the Badgers 15-yard line, game over, victory assured.
“The defense played lights out,” linebacker Aaron Casey said. “Guys were running to the ball, playing for each other, playing with high energy. That allowed us to win.”
Casey led the way with nine tackles, two sacks, and one forced fumble. After a sub-par performance two weeks earlier against Rutgers, he has dominated the last two weeks. On Saturday, that earned him the game ball.
“That’s what you need in a game like that,” Allen said. “His play was special. You need that kind of leadership.
“He didn’t play well a couple of weeks ago. He took ownership of that. He’s the leader of our defense and the team. You’ve got to have your best players step up to win. I’m proud of him and the guys around him.”
Added Casey: “Against Rutgers, I didn’t produce. I said I’d do everything in my power to see that didn’t happen again. It’s putting in extra work to prepare for game day.
“All week we had a sense of urgency — in practice, in meetings. It was a different energy level. It showed on the field.”
In the closing minutes, clinging to a 17-14 lead, IU needed its offense to deliver. After generating just 29 yards in 19 plays on its previous four second-half possessions, it drove 36 yards on eight plays to set up Chris Freeman’s 50-yard field goal attempt. He shook off an earlier miss to make it.
“As a specialist,” Evans said, “you should be judged on how you respond to failure versus when everything is going great. Kicking is so mental. I’m proud of the way he nailed a really big kick.”
That forced Wisconsin to try for a touchdown it had no chance to get.
Not against this Indiana defense.
Not when a stop mattered this much.
“I’m proud of how everybody fought,” Casey said. “I know how much everybody put into this game. It’s full circle. It’s L-E-O (Love Each Other) at the end. That’s a real thing in this locker room.”
It’s certainly real for Allen.
“Playing like that gives you a lot of confidence. There’s nothing like game-day success. It gives them some positive energy. They finally got it.”
IU forced a pair of fumbles and didn’t turn the ball over. It didn’t buckle against the Badgers’ second-half surge.
“We had some tough times,” Allen said. “The offense had to bow up. The defense had to bow up. We played a very physical team.
“Things don’t go our way and we don’t care. We don’t blink. You get the stops and get the takeaway. We’re trying to build a confident team.”
Quarterback Brendan Sorsby was 19-for-31 for 186 yards and a touchdown. Donaven McCulley caught five passes for 67 yards and a TD.
The victory was a strong follow-up to the previous week’s Penn State game, when the Hoosiers pushed the Nittany Lions to the limit in defeat.
“We’ve got to get a little better each week,” Allen said. “You want to play your best football down the stretch. The last two weeks, we’ve shown good signs of that.”
Jaylin Lucas set the game-opening tone with a 33-yard kickoff return. A Sorsby third-down, 12-yard pass to Omar Cooper Jr got a first down. A 21-yard pass to E.J. Williams Jr. gave the Hoosiers possession at the 13-yard line.
Sorsby capped the drive with an eight-yard TD run and a 7-0 Hoosier lead.
The defense stopped Wisconsin on downs near midfield, but IU couldn’t capitalize when Freeman missed a 43-yard field goal. He came back with a 27-yard field goal for a 10-0 second-quarter lead.
A Wisconsin 54-yard touchdown pass cut the lead to three with four minutes before halftime. IU countered with McCulley’s one-handed, seven-yard TD catch for a 17-7 halftime lead.
A roughing-the-passer penalty and a blown coverage resulted in a Wisconsin touchdown pass for a 17-14 score five minutes into the third quarter.
The score held until deep in the fourth quarter. IU needed a clock-chewing scoring drive and got it, capped by Freeman’s 50-yard field goal.
The Badgers had 70 seconds to go 75 yards. They managed one first down before a Casey sack put them in a hole they couldn’t overcome.
For IU, a four-game losing streak is over, opportunity is in sight.
“Our kids believe in what we’re doing,” Allen said “That showed in the way they’ve played last couple of weeks. It’s a testament to leadership. That matters. It’s a testament to our coaches. They continue to be relentless. They come back to work and attack the next week.
“They got the reward. Now we have to do it again next week.”
The Hoosiers are ready, Casey said.
“We know we have to win out to go to the postseason. We’ll put in everything we have in our preparation.”
PURDUE FALLS IN ANN ARBOR TO NO. 3 MICHIGAN
ANN ARBOR, Mich. – An early deficit proved too much for the Purdue football team to overcome as the Boilermakers dropped a 41-13 decision to No. 3 Michigan on Saturday night.
Defensive line duo Kydran Jenkins and Nic Scourton made their usual stops in the backfield with three of Purdue’s five tackles-for-loss. Scourton notched a career-high two quarterback stops. Botros Alisandro paced Purdue on the defensive end with seven tackles, including six solos.
Quarterback Hudson Card finished the game 12-of-28 for 144 yards and one touchdown. Deion Burks and Mershawn Rice matched each other with a team-high 43 yards receiving. Burks hit his mark on three receptions with one score, while Rice hauled in a career-long 43-yard reception.
Purdue (2-7, 1-5) fell behind 17-0 after Michigan scored on its opening three drives of the first quarter. The Boilermakers’ defense stopped the Wolverines (9-0, 6-0) on two of their next three drives, including a 4th-down stop at the Michigan 34-yard line.
As the defense found its footing in the second quarter, the Boilermakers cut into a 20-point gap when kicker Ben Freehill hit from 32 and 31 yards on Purdue’s last two drives of the first half to go into the locker room down 20-6.
Purdue added to its tally late in the fourth when Card hit Deion for a 24-yard touchdown completion with less than a minute to play in the fourth, the team-leading sixth connection for a score this season.
Michigan quarterback J.J. McCarthy threw for 335 yards on 24-of-37 passing with no scores, the first time the Wolverines failed to score through the air this season. Roman Wilson made nine catches for 143 yards. Running back Blake Corum found the end zone three times on 15 carries for 44 yards.
• Michigan leads the all-time series with Purdue 47-14.
• For the second straight week, Purdue forced a turnover on special teams. Antonio Stevens recovered a muffed punt at the Michigan 34-yard line in the second quarter.
• The Boilermakers outscored Michigan 6-3 in the second quarter. It marked the second time this season the Wolverines were outscored in a second quarter and the fourth quarter overall.
• The Boilermakers’ 13 points were the most scored against Michigan in a game this season.
• Botros Alisandro led the defense with a career-high seven tackles, six solos.
• Purdue outrushed Michigan 125-110.
Purdue will return to Ross-Ade Stadium next Saturday for a 3:30 p.m. kickoff against Minnesota on NBC. The Boilermakers will play two of their final three games at home.\
B CUTS IN THE BACKSTROKE, 3-TIME WINNERS HEADLINE SATURDAY SESSION
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – A pair of B Cuts in the men’s backstroke events, two other Boilermakers winning their third individual events of the weekend, and a half dozen 1-2 finishes highlighted the final session of Purdue swimming & diving’s two-day dual meet vs. Oakland and the Rutgers women.
The Boilermakers won 14 events Saturday – six by the women, eight by the men – to finish the weekend with 26 event victories (10 women, 16 men). Purdue was victorious in all three team scores, with the women’s team improving to 4-0 in dual meets this season.
FINAL TEAM SCORES
Purdue 197.5, Oakland 142.5
Purdue 200, Rutgers 153
Purdue 279, Oakland 74
Rutgers 269, Oakland 84
Brady Samuels (46.68 in 100 back) and Dylan Burau (1:43.83 while winning the 200 back) accounted for top-20 marks nationally while posting NCAA provisional qualifying times. Samuels’ time came on the leadoff leg of the 400 medley relay, which he helped Purdue win. Burau moved into 10th place in program history with his lifetime best. The sophomore swept the backstroke events on the weekend with a pair of lifetime bests.
Freshman Caitlin Hurley demonstrated her versatility with victories in 100 and 1000 free Saturday after also winning the 200 free Friday. Senior captain Ethan Shaw was the men’s three-time winner, out touching classmate Charlie King by 0.25 hundredths to take the 200 butterfly Saturday. Shaw won the 400 IM and 500 free Friday. Hurley (100 free) and Shaw posted team season-best times in their victories Saturday.
Brinly Hardy (200 fly), Maggie Love (200 IM) and Coleman Modglin (200 breast) all won an individual event for the third consecutive weekend to begin the season. Hurley and Love, Modglin and Shaw share the team leads in victories with six apiece.
Sophie McAfee and Jordan Rzepka teamed up to complete Purdue’s weekend sweep of the four diving events. McAfee’s season-best list (304.75) on 1-meter allowed her best teammate Daryn Wright by 1.05 points, giving McAfee her second springboard sweep at a meet as a Boilermaker.
Idris Muhammad (100 free), Cooper Callahan (200 IM) and Pat Broderick (1650 free) rounded out the men’s list of winners.
PURDUE’S TOP PERFORMERS
INDIVIDUAL EVENT WINNERS SATURDAY
• Caitlin Hurley – 100 & 1000 Free
• Idris Muhammad – 100 Free
• Patrick Broderick – 1650 Free
• Dylan Burau – 200 Back
• Coleman Modglin – 200 Breast
• Ethan Shaw – 200 Fly
• Brinly Hardy – 200 Fly
• Maggie Love – 200 IM
• Sophie McAfee – 1-Meter Diving
• Jordan Rzepka – 3-Meter Diving RELAY WINNERS SATURDAY
• Women’s 200 Free – Hill, Love, Bowen, Schreder
• Men’s 400 Medley – Samuels, Modglin, King, Kelly
1-2 FINISHES SATURDAY
• Women’s 200 Fly – Hardy, Greaves
• Men’s 200 Fly – Shaw, King
• Women’s 1000 Free – Hurley, Beavon, Mattice
• Men’s 1650 Free – Broderick & Frollo
• Women’s 1-Meter Diving – McAfee, Wright
• Men’s 3-Meter Diving – Rzepka, Miller, Higbie
The Purdue women closed out the meet with a victory in the 200 freestyle relay, winning six of the seven freestyle events over the course of the weekend. The Boilermakers had at least the top three finishers in the 200, 500 and 1000. Hannah Hill, Kendra Bowen and Love contributed to both wins.
A DQ in the 200 free relay cost the Purdue men a full sweep of the four relays. But their time of 3:12.70 while winning the 400 medley relay was good for a top-20 mark nationally. Samuels was the common link on all three relay winners.
The Purdue women’s 1-2 finish in the 200 fly was the most unique. Hardy (2:04.22) and Madeline Greaves (2:04.24) were separated by just .02 hundredths while each winning a heat.
The Boilermakers are back in action in two weeks when they host the three-day, six-session Purdue Invitational from Nov. 16-18. This year’s edition of the meet also features a bonus long course time trials session on Sunday morning. Admission is free for every day of the midseason showcase.
PURDUE’S EVENT WINNER LEADERS IN 2023-24
Updated Through Saturday
Coleman Modglin – 6
Ethan Shaw – 6
Brady Samuels – 4
Max Miller – 3
Jordan Rzepka – 3
Pat Broderick – 2
Dylan Burau – 2
Aaron Frollo – 2
Idris Muhammad – 2
Caitlin Hurley – 6
Maggie Love – 6
Daryn Wright – 5
Kate Beavon – 4
Brinly Hardy – 4
Sophie McAfee – 3
Kate Mouser – 3
Abby Marcukaitis – 2
BUSHKA TIES SCHOOL RECORD IN 49-7 WIN AT MOREHEAD STATE
MOREHEADY, Ky. – Bret Bushka threw five touchdown passes at Morehead State to tie the Butler single-game school record on Saturday afternoon. All five TD passes came in the first half vs. the Eagles and Bushka would rush for a score in the third quarter to help Butler post a 49-7 victory over league rival Morehead State. The win moves Butler to 7-3 on the year and 5-2 in the PFL.
Touchdown passes went to Ethan Loss, Jyran Mitchell, Jack Bill and Luke Wooten, who secured two on the day. Mitchell extended his touchdown streak, giving him at least one in every game this season. The Chicago native also carried the ball 22 times for a game-high 125 rushing yards.
The BU defense gave up one score in the first quarter on a long play (68 yards) but locked down the Eagle offense the rest of the day. MSU ended the game with 247 total yards of offense while Butler posted 482. 49 points at Morehead State is the highest point total of the season for BU and the second-highest total under the guidance of Head Coach Mike Uremovich. The ‘Dawgs scored 56 points against MSU last year in a 36-point win.
The Bulldogs were clicking from the opening snap, scoring a touchdown on their first four possessions of the game. Every Bushka TD pass covered more than 20 yards. The longest went to Mitchell (61) late in the first quarter.
Bushka completed his first 14 passes of the game to throw for 265 yards and five TD’s. He exited the game early, heading to the sideline with just one incompletion and 281 yards on the day. The BU QB added 15 rushing yards and a second half score.
Mitchell averaged 5.7 yards per carry and had a gain of 30 on the ground to help him reach 125 yards. His 61-yard reception was the longest play of the day, edging Jack Bill’s 55-yard TD reception. Wooten caught a 28-yard TD in the first quarter and a 21 yarder in the second.
The BU defense got a lift from George Dristiliaris and his team-high six tackles. Dristiliaris had two sacks and three tackles for loss against the Eagles. Ashton Nawrocki also made two stops behind the line of scrimmage and Tyson Garrett would recover a fumble for BU.
Dristiliaris and Bafia each forced a fumble vs. Morehead State and Patrick Coury gave the team the cherry on top of their sundae with a pick six late in the fourth.
Butler’s bye week is set for Week 11 of the regular season giving the Bulldogs two weeks to prepare for Drake. Senior Day will take place before opening kick. FloFootball will have the coverage beginning at noon.
BUTLER MEN’S BASKETBALL
BUTLER MBB OFFICIALLY TIPS OFF 2023-24 CAMPAIGN MONDAY NIGHT, HOSTING EASTERN MICHIGAN
Butler vs. Eastern Michigan
Monday, Nov. 6; 8PM
Hinkle Fieldhouse; Indianapolis, Ind.
TV: FS1 & FOX Sports App – Matt Schumacker & Nick Bahe
Radio: WXNT 1430AM, Varsity Network Radio App & SiriusXM App – @MarkMinner & Nick Gardner (@n_gardner)
Series: First Meeting
• Butler is 70-2 over its last 72 non-conference home games.
• Butler has won eight straight non-conference home games.
• The Bulldogs have won their home opener in 24 consecutive seasons; that dates back to 1998 when Southwest Missouri State (now referred to as Missouri State) won a 72-57 decision at Hinkle Fieldhouse.
• Butler cruised to a pair of exhibition wins during the preseason, topping both opponents by more than 30 points.
• Jahmyl Telfort made 11 of his 14 attempts from the field in the two exhibitions combined.
• Posh Alexander swiped a combined nine steals in 47 minutes of exhibition play.
• DJ Davis made five of his 10 three-point attempts in the exhibitions.
• Landon Moore played a total of 35 minutes in the two exhibitions, handing out eight assists against only one turnover.
• Finley Bizjack and Pierre Brooks registered double figures in each of the team’s exhibitions; eight different Bulldogs scored eight or more points in at least one of the exhibitions.
• Butler center Jalen Thomas sat out Wednesday’s exhibition to rest a foot issue. He is expected to be available for the Bulldogs’ regular season opener Monday. Andre Screen started in his place.
• Butler is also without freshman Augusto Cassia, who sustained a strain to a muscle in his right leg more than a week ago. He is out indefinitely, and his status will be updated in the coming weeks.
• Only two players on the 2023-24 roster played in games for Butler last season (Jalen Thomas and Connor Turnbull). John-Michael Mulloy was also on the Butler roster a season ago, but didn’t play due to injury.
• Butler returns only 9% of scoring (191 of 2,088 points) and 9% of minutes played (563 of 6,400) from the 2022-23 season.
• Thomas led the Bulldogs in scoring in the Dec. 29, 2022 game against Providence, the only game that anyone on Butler’s current roster has led the team in scoring.
• Thomas and Turnbull combined for 32 of the team’s 74 blocked shots in BIG EAST play despite combining to play only 493 of the team’s 4,000 minutes played in conference action.
• The nine scholarship players on Butler’s 2023-24 roster who bring collegiate experience have combined for 237 double-figure scoring games; only eight of those games have come in a Butler uniform (all by Thomas during the 2022-23 season).
• Five of Butler’s incoming transfers averaged double figures during the 2022-23 season for their respective former teams.
• Thad Matta has won 453 games in his 18 seasons as a head coach, which averages out to 25.2 wins per season.
• Matta is 23-7 at Hinkle Fieldhouse as the head coach at Butler (2000-01 and his current stint that began prior to the 2022-23 season).
• Alex Barlow, most recently the head coach of the Boston Celtics’ G-League affiliate in Maine, returns to Butler as an assistant coach for the upcoming season; as a player, Barlow helped the Bulldogs to NCAA Tournament appearances in 2013 and 2015. Barlow filled the staff vacancy that was created when Kevin Kuwik was named the head coach at Army.
• In 2022-23, all seven of Butler’s top scorers were available in only nine of the team’s 32 games.
• Butler shot 50 percent or better from the field 11 times during the 2022-23 season; the Bulldogs won all 11 of those games.
• Butler was 11-0 during the 2022-23 season when scoring 70 or more points.
What’s On Deck…Schedule Notes
• Includes eight games against teams ranked in the Top 10 of the preseason AP and coaches polls
• Includes 14 games against teams ranked in the Top 25 or receiving votes in the preseason AP and coaches polls
• Includes at least 12 games against teams in ESPN’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 (Oct. 9 edition)
• Includes at least 15 games against teams in Joe Lunardi’s 2024 Bracketology (Oct. 10 edition)
• The ESPN Events Invitational field includes opening-round opponent Florida Atlantic in addition to Texas A&M, Penn State, Iowa State, Virginia Tech, VCU, and Boise State.
• According to KenPom, Butler played the nation’s 19th-toughest schedule during the 2022-23 season. Twenty-three (23) of the team’s 32 games came against teams ranked among the KenPom Top 100.
Milestones Within Reach
• Jahmyl Telfort scored 1,000 points in just three seasons at Northeastern, currently standing at 1,095 career points. Four Bulldogs have the opportunity to join him above the 1,000-point threshold during the season: Posh Alexander (979), DJ Davis (948), Jalen Thomas (733), and Andre Screen (720).
• Jalen Thomas pulled down his 500th career rebound in the final game of the 2022-23 season; he enters his final campaign with exactly 500 boards. Andre Screen has 410 career rebounds.
• Posh Alexander handed out 391 assists in his three seasons at St. John’s.
IUPUI MEN’S BASKETBALL
JAGUARS TO TIP-OFF 2023-2024 SEASON AGAINST SPALDING UNIVERSITY
INDIANAPOLIS – To borrow a phrase from Reese Bobby from the classic Talladega Nights, “If you ain’t first, you’re last…”, it applies to the Jaguars start to hoops season. In tipping off its 2023-24 season with an 11:00 a.m. start, the IUPUI basketball team will be the first team in the country to open up its campaign on Monday (Nov. 6) when the Jaguars host Spalding University for the annual NCAA Readers Become Leaders Day at Indiana Farmers Coliseum. More than 4,000 elementary and middle school aged students from across Central Indiana are expected to fill the Coliseum as part of the annual partnership between IUPUI, the NCAA, WISH-TV, Scholastic Books and the Indianapolis Public Library.
Students in attendance will be provided programming about the importance of reading throughout the game, entertained by a halftime performance by Boomer, the official mascot of the Indiana Pacers, and have the opportunity to enjoy a Division I college basketball game as part of their field trip experience. A limited amount of tickets are still on sale by clicking here.
On the court, head coach Matt Crenshaw’s team returns a strong nucleus, keyed by preseason All-Horizon Leaguer Jlynn Counter and sophomore guards Vincent Brady II and DJ Jackson, each who earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Freshman Team a season ago. Counter, a versatile guard, averaged a team-high 14.5 points per game last season, while also contributing 3.9 rebounds and 3.3 assists per game.
Brady averaged 10.9 points per game and hit a team-high 58 treys as a freshman and Jackson, who missed 10 games due to injury, finished the year at 9.6 points per game. The group stands to benefit from the return of Bryce Monroe, who was limited to just four games last season. In limited action, Monroe averaged 12.0 points and 3.8 assists per contest, including a 29-point outburst at New Orleans in late November. Other key returners include Daylan Hamilton (6.4 ppg), John Egbuta (6.2 ppg, 3.2 rpg), Armon Jarrard (5.3 ppg) and Amhad Jarrard (4.5 ppg).
Crenshaw scoured the transfer portal for reinforcements for this season, landing Kidtrell Blocker (Buffalo), Yves Nkomba (Kennesaw State), Abdou Samb (Rhode Island) and Qwanzi Samuels (George Washington). Nkomba (6-foot-11), Samuels (6-9) and Samb (6-8) provide much needed size to the Jaguars’ frontcourt while Blocker is an explosive scorer at 6-foot-5.
ON THE NEWCOMERS
“Qwanzi is a guy who brings it every day. At 6’8, he has great versatility on both ends of the court. Off the court he brings leadership and experience, having been around two other D1 programs. Most importantly, Q is a great student and has been an awesome addition to our locker room. We look forward to seeing his growth as a leader and are optimistic that he will impact winning at a high level.” Assistant Coach Keith Oddo
“Kid adds length, athleticism, and versatility to our backcourt. His ability to make plays for himself and others will help us play a fun and unselfish brand of offense. Where he can make an elite impact is on the defensive end where that length and athleticism will allow him to guard multiple positions and help us end possessions with rebounds.” Assistant Coach Tommy Strine
“Abdou has been a great addition to our program. Abdou has brought a competitive spirit and plays with tenacity that will help us when it comes to rebounding and having a presence in the paint. He has been a great student and is a high character young man that we are lucky to have in our program.” Assistant Coach & Director of Operations Drew Greene
“Yves has been a great addition to the Jaguar family. Yves is long and extremely athletic with tremendous upside. He’s a strong rim protector and can really run in transition. Yves brings a great deal of humbleness and appreciation for the opportunity in front of him. He’s such a joy to be around.” Assistant Coach Antwain Banks
|2022-23:||5-27, 2-18 (T-10th, Horizon League)|
|Coach:||MATT CRENSHAW (3th Season)|
|Homecourt:||INDIANA FARMERS COLISEUM (6,800)|
|Key Departures:||CHRIS OSTEN (9 ppg, 5.3 rpg, 0.4 apg)|
|JONAH CARRASCO (3.1 ppg, 3.1 rpg, 0.7 apg)|
|Key Newcomers:||ABDOU SAMB (transfer, Rhode Island)|
|KIDTRELL BLOCKER (transfer, Buffalo)|
|1||Vincent Brady II||G||6-4||So.||32.2||10.9||3.9||1.7||1.0||0.1||44.2||34.7|
FROM THE COACH
“Losing those close games down the stretch helped us. Now, I can point to those one or two plays in practice and the guys get it: Every possession matters.”
From afar, IUPUI basketball looks like a bottomless pit of despair. It’s easy to arrive at that perception. A combined 8-53 record over the last two years is hardly success by anyone’s standards.
However, context is critical in this story. Head coach Matt Crenshaw took the reins of a skeleton program in the summer of 2021. The talent cupboard he inherited was bone dry. His first season offered a rude awakening of the slippery slope mid-major programs face in both roster retention and injury pitfalls. Devoid of star-studded depth, one or two key injuries — or one or two unexpected summer departures — ruins any forward progress.
After two years of navigating these muddied waters, Crenshaw is finally turning a corner. His roster is healthy and, for the first time since he arrived, it features many of the same faces from the year prior.
“We have 10 players back, and only three new pieces. It’s a little different than what we’ve had to deal with in the past,” said Crenshaw.
ROAD TO SUCCESS
For reference, the Jaguars’ 2021-22 and 2022-23 rosters were from different galaxies. Per KenPom, IUPUI ranked in the bottom-10 nationally in terms of minutes continuity and bottom-5 in D1 experience. Translation: Crenshaw’s starting point was a bunch of unseasoned rookies with virtually zero on-floor chemistry.
As expected, the Jaguars took it on the chin early. Iowa State and Drake quickly dispatched the baby Jags, a quick dose of the medicine they’d receive for much of the year. However, the tides began to turn in mid-January.
Crenshaw points to the timely return of DJ Jackson and John Egbuta shortly after as the catalysts to this inflection point. Both Jackson and Egbuta were hindered by injuries during nonconference play, and IUPUI sorely missed their bucket-getting ability.
“We struggled to score. Then, DJ Jackson comes back, gets one practice, and he’s cleared for takeoff. Then, John starts to become more comfortable coming off his injury. Across the board, we just needed everyone to gel collectively, especially at the guard and wing position,” said Crenshaw.
The improvement, however, wasn’t obvious to the naked eye. The strides made didn’t show up in the win column — the Jags finished 2-9 down the stretch, but only three of the losses were by double-digit margins. In short, they were competitive in nearly every contest from late February through the end of season.
More importantly, Crenshaw started to see the 2023-24 vision come to life before his eyes. A key development was Jlynn Counter blossoming into an all-conference caliber player.
“Jlynn settled into the point guard role late in the year and began to understand how to run a team,” said Crenshaw of Counter’s play.
Counter, Jackson and Egbuta are just the tip of the iceberg. For once, Crenshaw welcomes back an army of returners, including 10 guys who averaged 10 minutes last season. The depth will be important for mitigating any injuries that arise, but it will enable positional competition in all five positions — think of it as iron sharpening iron.
Crenshaw is confident the offense is set on auto-pilot with what he unearthed late in the season last year. His focus now is tightening up the screws defensively. That starts with more size and length at the wing position, as Crenshaw seeks to bring more fluidity to his defensive structure.
“We weren’t able to switch before, but now we have optionality to switch 1-through-4 on top of our base defense,” he noted.
Newcomer Kidtrell Blocker, an early enrollee from Buffalo, will fit like a glove in this litany of wings. Vincent Brady II, Armon Jarrard and Daylan Hamilton are all defensive stalwarts in their own right — each averaged at least one steal a game last season. Meanwhile, Armon’s brother Amhad Jarrard and Cooper DeWitt bring even more size to the mix.
In hindsight, asking Crenshaw what his biggest worry was for the upcoming season was a foolish question with a flat answer:
“You should already know the answer to this. It’s injuries, man.”
Crenshaw isn’t taking any chances on this battle — though he recognizes a lot of it is simply uncontrollable. He hired additional external resources, including specialized strength and flexibility health consultants, to augment the existing strength and conditioning program for additional precaution.
A larger bench will also be useful, as needed. Crenshaw doesn’t intend to play 12 or 13 players a night — he’s more comfortable with a nine- or 10-man rotation — but he may need to go that deep if one or two key cogs suffer a setback.
No player dealt with more rotten injury luck than Zach Gunn, who graduated this spring after multiple serious injuries. There was a glimmer of hope he could suit up in 2024, but the writing was clearly on the wall.
Even with a surplus of returners intact, the incumbents skewed heavy to the guard and wing positions. A cavernous void in the frontcourt was left with the exodus of both Jonah Carrasco and Chris Osten. To address that problem, new arrival Abdou Samb will be called into action immediately, as well as Yves Nkomba, a late signee from Kennesaw.
Locking down a proven A-10 starter of Samb’s caliber plugged a massive hole in the middle. The former Rhode Island big profiles as a traditional 5-man who can protect the rim and mix it up inside. Nkomba garnered rave reviews from Crenshaw as an all-class character guy. After witnessing Kennesaw’s program resurgence from a front-row seat last year, the former Owl will hopefully bring some of that wisdom to Indy.
Crenshaw highlighted Bryce Monroe as a paradigm shifter for this burgeoning group of young guns. As one of the few true upperclassmen and former transfers, Monroe’s veteran presence at the point guard position is valuable in a vacuum. However, his pace with the ball in his hands is especially tantalizing.
“Bryce gives you a different gear,” said Crenshaw. “He’s a roadrunner.”
Monroe only played four games last year but is reportedly back and healthy — such is the silver lining of getting injured so early in the season. Alongside Counter, the Jags boast two dynamic creators at the point of attack.
However, their effectiveness will hinge on their teammates. In other words, can they divert enough space and attention away from Monroe and Counter to open up the floor?
Crenshaw admits they were too gunshy from 3-point range last season. There isn’t a stone cold deadeye shooter on the roster, but the coach is convinced that narrative is about to change.
“We didn’t shoot a lot of 3s last year. We’ll shoot more, and we’ll make more this year.”
Brady displayed a promising stroke last year, but his 58 made triples dwarfed that of the next-highest shooter: Armon Jarrard hit just 19. Egbuta was an efficient low-volume option last year, but expect him and Monroe to ramp up the attempt rate.
The final frontier for the Jags is game-to-game consistency, particularly away from home. On their own court, IUPUI’s average scoring margin was a respectable -5.1 points. When they left those cozy confines, however, they were walloped by an average of 17 points. That 12-point home-to-road variance gap must be closed if IUPUI wants to climb out of the basement of the Horizon standings.
Crenshaw is oozing with confidence heading into Year 3, and there are serious tailwinds behind him. A healthy roster. An older roster. An outright better roster, which showed signs of life late in the year last season.
Crenshaw gushed about the broader athletic department investment, too, noting the pending rebrand and new basketball facilities coming down the pipeline. A brand-new athletic director will only inject more energy into this born-again program, which doesn’t seem far away from making a real move in the standings.
If Monroe stays healthy and co-exists harmoniously with Counter at the point, the rest of the pieces should fall neatly in place, with Brady, Egbuta and Jackson being the primary beneficiaries. All in all, it looks like the darkest of days are behind the IUPUI, led by their passionate and proud alumnus Crenshaw at the wheel.
NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL
#12 IRISH RALLY FALLS SHORT AT CLEMSON, 31-23
CLEMSON, S.C. – The No. 12/12 University of Notre Dame football team’s (7-3) second-half rally fell short on Saturday afternoon inside Memorial Stadium, falling to Clemson (5-4) by the score of 31-23. The Irish rallied down 24-9 at the half to cut it to one possession to start the fourth, but the Tigers special teams won the battle of field position, pinning the Notre Dame offense within its own 10-yard line on three occasions.
Notre Dame won the turnover battle 3-2 and produced more total yards, 329 to Clemson’s 285, but ultimately struggled to find a rhythm offensively. Sam Hartman finished 13-of-30 for 146 yards with one touchdown and two interceptions, while also picking up 68 rushing yards on seven carries. Audric Estime was Notre Dame’s leading rusher and receiver on the day with 120 all-purpose yards, including one rushing touchdown.
Junior safety Xavier Watts continued his hot stretch of the season with his third straight game with an interception (five interceptions in that span) and nation-leading seventh overall. Watts also finished with three tackles.
Defensive lineman Rylie Mills notched eight total tackles and a key fumble recovery. Linebacker Jack Kiser led the defensive unit with nine total tackles on Saturday.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Audric Estime set the tone on the opening drive, busting out back-to-back rushes of 23 and 25 yards, respectively. That ultimately set up a successful 43-yard field goal by Spencer Shrader to get the Irish on the board early.
At 7:04 in the first quarter, Notre Dame found itself punting out of its own endzone as Clemson returned the punt 15 yards to the Irish 41-yard line. On the very next play, Clemson running back Phil Mafa took to the house for the touchdown and the 7-3 lead.
Fast forward to 4:34 on the clock and the Irish defense forced a three-and-out but then muffed the catch on the ensuing punt, allowing the Tigers to start on the Notre Dame 22-yard line. On a third-and-goal, Notre Dame’s DJ Brown made a tremendous diving PBU to prevent a touchdown and force Clemson to settle for a field goal and keep it a one-possession game at 10-3.
Sam Hartman injected some energy into the Irish before the end of the first quarter with a 38-yard rush. That eventually set up another successful field goal from Shrader, this time from 30 yards.
Clemson got its passing game going on the next drive, netting 75 yards on nine plays over 4:23. The game then turned quickly for the Irish as a few moments later the Tigers recorded a pick-six to make it 24-6 at 8:33 in the second.
Notre Dame then found some life in its passing game as Hartman completed a 21-yard pass to Chris Tyree, followed shortly by a 22-yarder to Estime which brought the football to the Clemson three-yard line. Yet, the Irish couldn’t punch it in and settled for their third field goal of the half, which ultimately took us to our halftime score of 24-9, Tigers.
Right when the Irish needed some magic to kick off the second half, especially with Clemson starting with the football, insert defensive sparkplug Xavier Watts. For the third consecutive game, the junior safety recorded an interception, returning it 33 yards to the Clemson two. Estime then punched it in for the two-yard score to cut it to 24-16.
However, the comeback was stymied as Clemson came back out with an 11-play, 75-yard drive, to push it back to two possessions at 31-16 with 8:08 on the clock in the third.
Notre Dame then responded swiftly with a four-play, 74-yard drive, which was capped by a Hartman 26-yard rush for the score.
The entirety of the fourth quarter was a battle of field position and Clemson gave Notre Dame trouble by pinning the Irish within their own 10-yard line to start multiple drives. The Irish did get the ball back down 31-23 still with 3:16 remaining, but again, they started on their own six-yard line.
After getting one first down, Hartman coughed up an interception. The Irish defense gave the offense one more chance as Gabriel Rubio forced a fumble with Rylie Mills garnering the recovery. Unfortunately, the offense couldn’t find its rhythm as Clemson secured the 31-23 victory.
BALL STATE WOMEN’S SWIMMING
WOMEN’S S&D TOPS EMU IN SATURDAY THRILLER AT LEWELLEN
MUNCIE, Ind. — In another thriller at the Lewellen Aquatic Center, the Ball State women’s swimming & diving team used exhilarating efforts by freshman Alexa Von Holtz and sophomore Payton Kelly in the final two events to secure a 160-140 victory over Eastern Michigan Saturday afternoon.
“It was a battle from start to finish,” head coach J Agnew said. “This meet was flip-flopping, three points, five points, one point. That finish at the end, starting with three-meter diving, was exceptional for us. Alexa in the IM and Payton on the end of the relay. What can you say about that?”
However, the duo also made their presence felt early, teaming up with junior Lilia Newkirk and senior Laura Wright for a winning time of 3:49.52 in the opening 400 medley relay. Swimming anchor, Kelly closed the freestyle leg in 49.71 to help the Cardinals (3-0; 2-0 Mid-American Conference) earn the come-from-behind win.
The effort was the first of three straight, and 12 overall, event victories against the Eagles (0-4; 0-2 MAC) as freshman Kayla Newman followed with the win in the 1000 freestyle (10:24.44) and senior Marcella Ribeiro took top honors in the 200 freestyle (1:54.22). Ribeiro would also win the 500 freestyle (5:05.86).
Two events later, Wright claimed the first end of her breaststroke sweep with a final wall touch of 1:05.06 in the 100. She would go on to win the 200 in 2:21.33 later.
Von Holtz earned the first of her three individual wins by taking the 200 butterfly with a clocking of 2:04.37 to win the race by nearly six seconds. She would also win the 100 butterfly (56.92) and seal the meet victory for the Cardinals with a come-from-behind effort in the 200 IM, finishing in 2:07.15.
The effort included a closing freestyle leg of 28.29, turning a 1.12 second deficit into a .70 victory.
“We’ve just had three incredible meets,” Agnew added. “We talk about how it’s a team effort. We all share responsibility, and all must do our part. Just watching these freshmen handle it with poise, confidence, and race at this level is exciting. The way Alexa finished that last race was phenomenal.”
Speaking of phenomenal performances, Kelly continued her dominance in the freestyle springs by winning both the 50 (23.16) and 100 (50.83).
Kelly then added a little more excitement in the 200 freestyle relay, as she produced another solid anchor leg with a closing time of 22.52. Kelly trailed by .90 entering the final lap and came out by leading the relay to a .07 victory. She was joined by freshman Natalie Marshall, sophomore Kiran Stauffer and junior Hannah Jones in the event.
In addition to the event wins, the Cardinals tallied four runner-up finishes to help claim the overall meet win. None was bigger than perhaps senior Grace Walker’s effort on the 3M diving board, as she turned in an NCAA Zone Diving qualifying score of 286.20. It was her second-straight meet hitting a zone mark, as she turned in a 1M score of 286.28 in Friday’s win over IUPUI
“Swimming is one of those things where you want to win every meet, but it’s really all about how to finish the season,” Agnew said. “We try to stay humble and try to keep our heads balanced. We’re excited to win. We race every meet to win, so it does mean a lot, but we all know we’re working toward a bigger goal. It’s going to be exciting to see how this team comes together at the mid-season invite and then at MACs where everything is on the table.”
That mid-season invite is up next, Nov. 16-18, when both the women and men head to the IUPUI Natatorium for the IUPUI House of Champions Invite.
Ball State Individual Results
400 Medley Relay
1st – Lilia Newkirk, Laura Wright, Alexa Von Holtz, Payton Kelly – 3:49.52
4th – Sophia Kuehn, Julia Ofman, Hannah Jones, Haley Sakbun – 3:58.25
EX – Eliza Bader, Neely Agnew, Natalie Marshall, Emma Horton – 4:10.41
1st – Kayla Newman – 10:24.44
3rd – Kiran Stauffer – 10:41.45
1st – Marcella Ribeiro – 1:54.22
3rd – Mary Kate Phillips – 1:57.01
4th – Elizabeth King – 1:58.49
3rd – Hannah Jones – 57.99
5th – Lilia Newkirk – 58.32
6th – Alyssa Messenger – 59.53
1st – Laura Wright – 1:05.06
4th – Julia Ofman – 1:08.00
6th – Neely Agnew – 1:13.35
1st – Alexa Von Holtz – 2:04.37
5th – Callie Tuma – 2:14.07
6th – Sophia Kuehn – 2:14.73
1st – Payton Kelly – 23.16
2nd – Natalie Marshall – 24.70
6th – Haley Sakbun – 25.02
EX – Eliza Bader – 25.08
EX – Emma Horton – 26.49
3 Meter Dive
2nd – Grace Walker – 286.20
8th – Leelah Fettig – 215.55
10th – Ella Penny – 185.18
1st – Payton Kelly – 50.83
5th – Haley Sakbun – 54.34
6th – Natalie Marshall – 54.81
EX – Mary Kate Phillips – 54.29
EX – Elizabeth King – 54.44
EX – Emma Horton – 57.28
2nd – Alyssa Messenger – 2:07.48
3rd – Lilia Newkirk – 2:07.59
6th – Callie Tuma – 2:16.01
1st – Laura Wright – 2:21.33
5th – Julia Ofman – 2:28.78
6th – Neely Agnew – 2:38.86
1st – Marcella Ribeiro – 5:05.86
2nd – Kiran Stauffer – 5:06.12
3rd – Kayla Newman – 5:10.06
1st – Alexa Von Holtz – 56.92
4th – Hannah Jones – 58.46
6th – Eliza Bader – 1:00.51
1 Meter Dive
4th – Grace Walker – 259.65
7th – Ella Penny – 215.78
9th – Leelah Fettig – 207.60
EX – Ava Pavich – 182.63
1st – Alexa Von Holtz – 2:07.15
3rd – Laura Wright – 2:12.59
200 Freestyle Relay
1st – Natalie Marshall, Kiran Stauffer, Hannah Jones, Payton Kelly – 1:35.89
4th – Haley Sakbun, Eliza Bader, Elizabeth King, Marcella Ribeiro – 1:38.43
PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL
PANNA RATKAI DOMINATES YOUNGSTOWN STATE, ‘DONS WIN IN THREE SETS
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Panna Ratkai of the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball team became the only player in NCAA Division I to record 24 or more kills and five aces in a three-set match this season in Saturday’s (Nov. 4) sweep at Youngstown State.
Ratkai also tied the Purdue Fort Wayne women’s volleyball record with 24 kills in a three-set match. She now holds the three-set and five-set Mastodon kills records in the rally scoring era.
She was incredibly efficient on Saturday, hitting .388 in the Mastodons 25-18, 27-25, 25-18 victory. It was also her 11th match this season with 20 or more kills.
Ratkai dominated the opening set, recording 12.5 points in the first set alone. She had nine kills, three aces and a block. After trading points with the Penguins until the 15-all mark, the Mastodons rattled off six in a row behind Ratkai’s serve. She had three of her five aces in this run. Jena Medearis led the charge to finish the set, registering two kills and a block in the final four points.
The Mastodons had a set point opportunity at 24-23 in set two, but YSU managed the next two points to establish their own. The ‘Dons went to their star freshman to stave off set point, then found their other freshman on the pin on their own set point. Ashby Willis got the kill and put the Mastodons up 2-0.
Purdue Fort Wayne started set three up 9-5 thanks to two consecutive aces from Ratkai and one from Taya Haffner. YSU evened the playing field at 15-all, but Purdue Fort Wayne went on an 8-1 run, once again behind the arm of Ratkai. She was the server for six points and had four kills in the run. This put the ‘Dons up 23-16 and comfortably in position to take the match. Ratkai had seven kills on 13 error-less swings in the final frame.
The ‘Dons hit .310 in set one and .444 in set three. They finished with nine aces as a team.
Purdue Fort Wayne improves to 10-19, 5-10 in the Horizon League. Youngstown State falls to 8-20 and 3-14 in the league.
The Mastodons will host Cleveland State on Tuesday (Nov. 7) at 6 p.m.
PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S SOCCER
#HLMSOC QUARTERFINAL SET FOR SUNDAY AT DETROIT MERCY
FORT WAYNE, Ind. – The fifth-seeded Mastodon men’s soccer team is set for their quarterfinal matchup in the 2023 Horizon League Championship on Sunday (Nov. 5) at fourth-seeded Detroit Mercy.
Game Day Information
Who: Purdue Fort Wayne (6-5-4, 3-3-3) at Detroit Mercy (5-9-3, 4-3-2)
When: Sunday, November 5 | 1 PM ET
Where: Detroit, Mich. | Titan Field
Know Your Foe
Detroit Mercy is the fourth seed in the Horizon League Championship after falling 2-0 to regular season champion Oakland on Wednesday. The Titans finished league play 4-3-2 to earn 14 points. They saw standout performances this year from two freshmen, Drew Pierson and Quinn Tews, both of whom were named to the Horizon League All-Freshman team.
Purdue Fort Wayne is 4-14-5 all-time against Detroit Mercy but played to a 1-1 draw back on October 14. Luke Morrell scored an early goal in the match but Detroit’s Pierson scored a penalty kick in the second half to even the score.
Cream of the Crop
Five Purdue Fort Wayne men’s soccer student-athletes were named to the 2023 All-Horizon League teams on Friday. Junior Seth Mahlmeister and senior Soshi Fujioka were named to the All-Horizon League First Team. Graduate student Luke Morrell and junior Juan Romero were selected to the Second Team. Aidan Antcliff picked up a spot on the All-Freshman Team. It’s the most student-athletes given all-league honors and the most first team members since the ‘Dons last conference tournament appearance in 2018.
Survive and Advance
Purdue Fort Wayne will be making their first ever appearance in the Horizon League Championship on Sunday. This will be the ‘Dons’ first conference tournament berth since 2018 in the Summit League. A draw on Wednesday with IUPUI earned the ‘Dons’ 12th point of the year to clinch a postseason appearance.
League Tournament Results as a Division I Member:
2018 – Summit League Semifinals – No. 2 Omaha 1, No. 3 Mastodons 0
2014 – Summit League Semifinals – No. 1 Denver 4, No. 4 Mastodons 0
2012 – Summit League Semifinals – No. 1 Oakland 5, No. 4 Mastodons 1
2011 – Summit League Semifinals – No. 2 Oral Roberts 3, No. 3 Mastodons 2
The ‘Dons finished their league slate in fifth place with 12 points. It’s the seventh time the ‘Dons have finished fifth or better in conference play since joining a DI conference in 2005 and the best finish since 2018 when they finished third in the Summit League. Prior to this season, the Mastodons’ best finish in three Horizon League seasons was eighth.
A Perfect 10
Seth Mahlmeister scored his 10th goal of the season on Wednesday. He’s now tied for fourth with Adam Beckett for the most goals in a season in program history. This season, he leads the Horizon League and is 21st nationally with an average of 0.67 goals per match.
The Mastodons have scored a total of 23 goals this season. It’s the most goals in program history since 36 goals in 2018 and ranks ninth in the D1 era. On the other side, the ‘Dons’ goals against average is 1.333 which currently sits as the second-lowest average in the team’s D1 era and just short of their record-setting average of 1.27 in 2021.
A Helping Hand
Soshi Fujioka has delivered eight assists this season which is the fourth-most in Purdue Fort Wayne’s DI era, the most in the Horizon League, and the 19th most nationally this season.
Lots of Shots
Seth Mahlmeister registered his 31st shot on goal of the season on Wednesday which ties him for second-most in the program’s D1 history. He’s averaged 2.07 shots on goal per match this season, the sixth-best average in the country. As a team, Purdue Fort Wayne is first in the Horizon League with 13.73 shots per game and second in the conference with 5.93 shots on goal per game.
The Mastodons have seen 12 different players score a goal this season. Seth Mahlmeister leads the team with ten goals while Luke Morrell and Abe Arellano each have two. It’s the most goal scorers since 12 different Mastodons scored a goal in 2005.
The winner of Sunday’s match will face either top-seeded Oakland or second-seeded Green Bay on Thursday (Nov. 9).
DEFENSE DOMINATES AS VALPO DEFEATS DAYTON
The team’s best statistical defensive performance in league play in 15 years propelled the Valparaiso University football team past Dayton 21-7 on a pleasant early-November Saturday afternoon at Brown Field. Head coach Landon Fox’s defensive unit forced eight punts and two turnovers on downs while limiting the Flyers to just 175 yards of total offense and only seven points.
On offense, starting running back Ryan Mann (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Vernon Hills [Northern Illinois]) was sidelined in the first half with a back injury and spent much of the half working to get it loose before returning to the field for a productive second half. Wide receiver Solomon Davis (Brighton, Tenn. / Brighton) made a highlight-reel touchdown catch to provide another memorable moment on a victorious Saturday that finished with the unmistakable sound of the Victory Bell ringing.
How It Happened
Both teams were forced to punt on their opening drives, but the first momentum-changing moment of the day came when Dayton muffed a punt that was recovered by Max Samuel (Edina, Minn. / Edina) at the Flyers’ 11-yard line.
The Beacons took advantage of the short field as Jashon Butler (Lynwood, Wash. / Meadowdale [Arizona]) bounced into the end zone with a 7-yard run to help the hosts strike first with 10:23 left in the opening quarter.
The Valpo defense forced three-and-outs on Dayton’s next three drives, helping Valpo survive a lost fumble with no damage done.
Quarterback Rowan Keefe (Park Ridge, Ill. / Maine South) raced for a 14-yard gain and a first down on 3rd-and-14 on the final play of the first quarter, then he completed back-to-back passes to Jake Vickers (Canton, Mich. / Canton) early in the second, the second of which resulted in a 13-yard touchdown to double the lead to 14-0.
The defense remained stout as the results of Dayton’s second-quarter drives were as follows – punt, turnover on downs, punt. The last stagnant possession for the Flyers in the first half was punctuated by an Onye Nwosisi (Indianapolis, Ind. / Cardinal Ridge [Muskingum]) sack. Valpo went into the locker room with the two-touchdown lead intact.
The Flyers glided back into the game on their first drive of the second half, putting together a 12-play, 57-yard march that resulted in a five-yard scoring run by Luke Hanson to make it 14-7 with 7:52 left in the third.
The Valpo defense got another quick three-and-out the next time it was on the field, then the Brown & Gold went on a nine-play, 52-yard touchdown drive that featured a 30-yard catch-and-run by Mann to the Dayton 12. The half finished with a one-handed grab by Davis, who was able to stay inbounds in the end zone for the 14-yard touchdown to make it 21-7 with 12:47 remaining.
Dayton had another three-and-out, then the Flyers moved the ball into the red zone late in the fourth quarter with a 14-play, 92-yard drive that did not result in points. A sack by Kevin Spelman (New Lenox, Ill. / Providence Catholic) and another by Sam Hafner (Green Bay, Wis. / De Pere) and Kurt Kessen (Shelby Township, Mich. / Utica) helped snuff out the drive, which resulted in a turnover-on-downs at the Valpo five-yard line.
Mann broke free for a 35-yard run on third-and-4 from the Valpo 11, sliding down at midfield to set up victory formation.
Inside the Game
The Beacons allowed just 175 yards of Dayton total offense, the team’s best performance in terms of total defense since Oct. 11, 2014, when Missouri Baptist was limited to 122 yards. This was Valpo’s best game in terms of total defense in PFL play since Nov. 15, 2008 at Campbell, when the Fighting Camels mustered up just 158 yards of total offense.
Mann ran for 68 yards on 11 carries, all in the second half after his comeback from the back trouble that plagued him during warmups and throughout the first half. He also had two catches for 34 yards.
Davis hauled in a team-high four catches for 25 yards including the touchdown, his fifth receiving TD (sixth total TD) this season and his ninth career receiving score (10th total).
Keefe went 15-of-21 through the air for 126 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions.
Vickers’ TD catch was his second this season and the fourth of his career.
Butler ran for his first touchdown in a Valpo uniform.
Evan Annis (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson) achieved a team-high 10 tackles, while Hafner and Austin Chilton (Windermere, Fla. / West Orange) chipped in eight apiece. Hafner had a big day that featured two tackles for loss and 1.5 sacks.
Samuel picked up his first fumble recovery of the season and his second big play to go along with a blocked kick.
The Valpo defense continued to be stingy against the run, holding Dayton to 68 rushing yards. This marked the sixth time in nine games this season that Valpo has kept the opposition under 80 rushing yards.
Valpo’s three best performances of the season in terms of passing defense have come over the last three weeks. Valpo allowed over 150 passing yards in each of the first six games of the season but has permitted under that threshold in each of the last three weeks including 107 on Saturday against the Flyers.
The Valpo defense has put together a first-half shutout in back-to-back weeks, holding Butler off the scoreboard in the first half on Oct. 28 before doing the same to Dayton on Saturday. The Valpo defense has enjoyed a shutout half on three occasions this season, with the first of those three coming in the second half on Sept. 30 vs. Southwest Minnesota State.
Saturday was Landon Fox’s 50th game as Valpo head coach. The win helped him move into a tie with Dave Cecchini for the best record by a Valpo head coach through the first 50 games of a tenure since Bill Koch coached his 50th game on Sept. 18, 1982. Fittingly, Fox’s 50th game was a victory over his former team as he served as Dayton defensive coordinator before taking over the helm at Valpo in 2019.
Two of Valpo’s five all-time wins over Dayton have come in the last three seasons. Fox improved to 2-2 against his former team on Saturday.
Postgame Press Conference
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Valpo (2-7, 1-5 PFL) will host Stetson next Saturday to close out the home portion of the season. It’s Senior Day at Brown Field with the kickoff slated for noon. For ticket information, visit vapoatheltics.com/tickets. The game will air on ESPN+.
SOUTHERN INDIANA VOLLEYBALL
USI’S SENIOR DAY SPOILED BY TENNESSEE TECH
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (10-15, 6-8 OVC) honored its four seniors after a tough loss to Tennessee Tech University (10-16, 6-9 OVC) at Screaming Eagles Arena on Saturday afternoon, 3-1 (25-22, 26-24, 25-21, 25-19). The Screaming Eagles recognized their four seniors: outside/right side hitter Evie Duncan (Evansville, Indiana), libero/defensive specialist Audrey Crowder (Avon, Indiana), outside/right side hitter Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio), and outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois).
USI was held off by the Golden Eagles in the first set, 25-22. The Screaming Eagles got the scoring started with back-to-back kills from
Leah Anderson and junior middle blocker Paris Downing (Avon, Indiana) before jumping out to an early 4-1 lead. TTU recovered well and later took the lead after a big 5-1 surge to make it 10-8. Downing and Leah Anderson teamed up to knot it up at 10 apiece before both sides started trading blows. USI was able to get the jump on TTU after an ace from junior outside hitter Abby Weber (Fishers, Indiana) then repeated kills from Downing and sophomore middle hitter Bianca Anderson (Chicago Heights, Illinois) to take the 17-16 advantage. However, the Golden Eagles caught fire and went on a crucial 5-0 run that proved to be too much to come back from for the Screaming Eagles. TTU had a hot start in the match, posting 17 kills and a 0.318 hitting percentage along with four blocks. USI produced 14 kills but had seven costly errors.
USI rallied behind 16 kills and three aces to sneak past TTU in the second, 26-24. Trailing 5-4, the Screaming Eagles gained an early lead after a 4-0 surge off a pair of aces from sophomore libero/defensive specialist Keira Moore (Newburgh, Indiana). TTU returned the favor with a 5-0 stint and then continued to pour it on and ultimately led 18-13. USI would be relentless and go on a big 5-0 run to knot it up at 18 each. During the stint, Leah Anderson got the run going with a kill then junior setter Carly Sobieralski (Indianapolis, Indiana) kept it going with a skip set kill with the surge ending with an ace from Moore. After back-and-forth play, USI scored four of the last five points to steal the victory and tie the match at 1-1. Leah Anderson was the source of big plays as she tacked on six kills to lead the Screaming Eagles.
An early deficit and rocky start for USI cost the Screaming Eagles in the third game, 25-21. TTU kicked off the frame with a 4-0 run then doubled up on USI with a 10-5 lead. It went from bad to worse for the Screaming Eagles as the Golden Eagles piled on and went into the media timeout with a 15-7 advantage. USI could only muster three kills in the front portion of the set but woke up and tallied five quick kills to close the gap to 18-15. Bednar was quick to cut the deficit even more by recording a kill and an ace in back-to-back rallies to make it 19-17. Even after the retaliation, USI could not finish the job as TTU took the 2-1 match lead. The Golden Eagles nabbed 18 kills in the frame compared to USI’s 10 kills while both sides produced three blocks apiece.
TTU went on a long run to ice USI and stole the final set, 25-19. The Screaming Eagles captured an early 8-5 lead after kills from Bednar, Leah Anderson, and Bianca Anderson. The Golden Eagles struck gold and scored eight of the next nine points to regain the lead, 13-9. USI bounced back with a trio of points to close the gap but TTU returned fire with a 5-0 run to make it 18-12 in favor of the Golden Eagles. Despite trailing by as many as seven, USI was able to make up some ground with a 5-1 stint that found the Screaming Eagles within the grasp of a lead, 23-19. Leading the run was Bianca Anderson who tallied a pair of kills while Weber capped off the surge with a kill. Despite putting the Golden Eagles on their heels, USI could not come back from the large hole as TTU came away with the win and handed USI its third-straight loss. The Screaming Eagles could only get eight kills in the frame while TTU pounded the offensive game with a match-high 20 kills.
On her Senior Day, Leah Anderson produced her fifth straight and 10th total double-double with 15 kills and 15 digs. Bianca Anderson also nabbed double-digit kills with 11 while Moore led the group with 17 digs and three aces. Downing had a big night at the net with seven blocks to pair with seven kills as Sobieralski posted 44 assists for her fifth straight 40+ assist performance.
As a team, the Screaming Eagles totaled 48 kills, 46 assists, and five aces to pair with 67 digs and eight blocks. The Golden Eagles nabbed 70 kills, 65 assists, and four aces with 73 digs and 12 blocks.
NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:
The Eagles hit the road one last time next week when USI faces former NCAA DII and GLVC foe, Lindenwood University, on Thursday at 6 p.m. and Friday at 5 p.m. in St. Charles, Missouri. The Eagles split last year’s series with the Lions and are 5-1 against the Lindenwood since they became conference rivals in 2019.
CLEAN SWEEP SENDS SENIORS OFF IN STYLE
INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy volleyball team swept Truman on Saturday for its second straight win, celebrating five seniors in their final contest inside Ruth Lilly Fitness Center.
The five seniors are Lauren Cullison, Elizabeth Eads, Grace Hegwood, Ashlyn Meyer, and Hannah Sabotin.
The Greyhounds attacked .246 as a team in the win, with five players recording at least seven kills. Sophia Parlanti finished with a match-high 11 kills, while setter Claire Morris dished out 35 assists.
INS & OUTS
UIndy used a dominant opening game to set the tone on Saturday, hitting .485 with 18 kills and just two errors. Parlanti, along with Cullison and Sabotin, tallied four kills, while Eads and Hegwood were right behind with three apiece.
Defense carried the weight in the second set, limiting the Bulldogs to .027 hitting. Ellie Spang scooped up four of her 13 digs in the set – the team recorded 19 digs on Truman’s 37 attack attempts – as the Hounds were credited with three blocks.
Parlanti brought the noise in the final frame, recording five kills to help seal the win. The Greyhounds tacked on four more service aces in the third, with Cullison adding two more to her final line of four.
Along with 35 helpers, Morris contributed seven digs and two blocks.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Despite the sweep, the Greyhounds and Bulldogs played a tight match to the tune of 27 ties and 14 lead changes.
– Spang recorded seven of her 13 digs in the third set, while adding two service aces and a surprising kill on an overpass during the second set.
– The team’s 40 assists are the second-most in a sweep this season. Along with Morris and Spang, Cullison joined defensive specialists Macy Bruton and Lauren Peal with one apiece.
UIndy now leads the all-time series, 8-6, after its third consecutive victory against Truman … Allison Beaton led the Bulldogs with nine kills on .300 hitting … the win marks the first of such on Senior Day since 2019.
The Southside Smackers – Cullison, Eads, and Hegwood – discuss what it’s like to play in their final season at UIndy…
Cullison: “It’s definitely been a long road, especially for these two playing here for five years. Being here for the last time means a lot to us, being here together to take a sweep.”
Eads: “With COVID, it gave Grace and I another chance to give it all we got and finish out our careers with a bang. It was really nice to have the support in the gym, have all the fans cheering, and give them a good show today.”
On the pride playing in their hometown…
Hegwood: “It’s so fun playing here because we have a ton of family and friends that can come and support us. The crowd we had today for Senior Day was amazing. It’s fun to play for the community you grew up in.”
With the final weekend of the regular season on tap, UIndy is still vying for seeding in the upcoming GLVC Championship Tournament on Nov. 16 in Williamsville, Ill. The Greyhounds visit No. 20 Quincy next Friday for a 7 p.m. ET serve.
COMEBACK BID FALLS SHORT ON SENIOR DAY
INDIANAPOLIS—The No. 8-ranked UIndy football team endured its first loss of the season Saturday, falling 21-16 to visiting McKendree. The Greyhounds did not allow a single point in the second half and had the ball with 2:30 to go but could not find the end zone in the final minutes.
UIndy honored 17 senior student-athletes prior to kickoff. Kednal Alexis, Josh Benton, Cade Campbell, Zachery Clark, Khoreice Crawford, Matt Der Torossian, Dylan Hillger, TyVel Jemison, Austin Keele, Luke Keller, Logan Koehne, Landry Mavungu, Kellen Porter, KJ Roudebush, Brett Russell, Nico Wegner and Keion Willis were all be recognized for their hard work and dedication to the program.
With redshirts and a COVID year affecting eligibility, the group features a mix of three-year students (Koehne), four- and five-year students (the majority) and even a handful six-year players (Clark, Crawford, Mavungu and Willis). The group has now combined to help the Hounds to 46 wins, three GLVC titles and three NCAA playoff appearances (to date) since the oldest of them stepped onto campus in 2018.
INS & OUTS
UIndy had a rocky opening half, watching the Bearcats take a 21-3 lead into the locker room. A pair of lengthy McKendree touchdown passes in second quarter—one for 51 yards and a another for 77—helped complicate matters for the home Hounds.
The UIndy defense stepped up in the second half, holding the Bearcats scoreless the rest of the way. McKendree mustered just 11 total yards after intermission, with the Hounds racking up 12 tackles for a loss and seven sacks on the afternoon.
The UIndy running game began to heat up down the stretch. Jon Lewis led the way, with 83 of his game-high 119 rushing yards coming in the third and fourth quarters.
The Greyhounds finally cut it to a one-score game with four minutes to go. Gavin Sukup’s leaping TD rush made it 21-16, but the Hounds missed the two-point conversion.
The D forced another three-and-out, capped by five-yard sack by Aaron Barnett—his third of the afternoon.
UIndy got the ball back with 2:30 to play. They move to ball near midfield, but a sack made it 4th & long before an interception ended the drive to ultimately seal it.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Barnett spearheaded a dominating pass rush for UIndy. He had three sacks in the game, following by Dylan Shelton’s two sacks and one apiece from Justin Thomas and Evan Lantz.
– McKendree finished with -16 rushing yards and 194 total yards—less that half of UIndy’s total of 399.
– Nine different Greyhounds caught at least one pass.
Saturday result marks the first-ever win for McKendree in 12 all-time meetings with the Hounds … UIndy has already clinched a share of the 2023 GLVC title, with a win next week earning the crown outright.
The Hounds wrap up the regular season next weekend with a trip to Bolivar, Mo., to face Southwest Baptist University. Kickoff is scheduled for 1 p.m. ET.
UINDY CROSS COUNTRY
UINDY CROSS COUNTRY COMPETES AT MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
EVANSVILLE, IN – The UIndy men’s and women’s cross country team competed in the NCAA Midwest Regional Championship on Saturday. The meet took place at Angle Mounds Park in Evansville, Ind.
INS & OUTS
The women’s 6k race was up first. Mariah Judy was the first Greyhound to cross the finish line. Judy finished in 42nd place with a time of 21:39.0. Hailey Orosz was next, she clocked a time of 21:51.6 earning her 55th place. As a team, the UIndy women finished 19th out of a field of 32.
The men competed in a 10k race after the women finished. The first Hound to finish was Felix Rivet. The French native earned 82nd after clocking 32:50.2. Andrew Bixler finished 93rd with a time of 33:07.4. The UIndy men earned 18th place out of 32 teams.
The Hounds will wait to see if any of their athletes will qualify for the NCAA DII Championships in Joplin, Mo. on Nov. 18th.
19. Indianapolis, 461 points
42. Mariah Judy, 21:39.0
55. Hailey Orosz, 21:51.6
111. Claire Wigger, 22:52.3
137. Gabrielle Harrell, 23:25.2
152. Emma Gaston, 23:45.8
186. Kaylin Casner, 24:53.0
195. Trinity Gleitz, 25:22.6
18. Indianapolis, 515 points
82. Felix Rivet, 32:50.2
93. Andrew Bixler, 33:07.4
102. Harnoor Dosanjh, 33:19.6
119. Tom Saint-Juvin, 33:37.5
124. Brandon Ellis, 33:48.0
144. Garrett Ardis, 34:09.7
159. Liam Arthur, 34:33.8
MARIAN WOMEN’S SOCCER
STOUGHTON NETS GAME WINNER TO ADVANCE MARIAN TO CROSSROADS LEAGUE TOURNAMENT SEMIFINALS
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian women’s soccer team moved their way to the Crossroads League Tournament Semifinals after defeating Mount Vernon Nazarene 1-0 Saturday afternoon. Lindsey Stoughton’s second half goal proved to be the game winning goal as the Knights improve to 13-2-3 overall.
Mount Vernon was on the attack from the starting whistle as they fired off the first two shots of the afternoon, with both being saved by Mycheala Johnson. The two teams were evenly matched to begin the game, with possession oscillating back and forth. Defense was the talk of the first half as both teams struggling to produce anything on the offensive end. After the Cougars took their only two attempts of the half in the early minutes, the Knights had their first look in the 35th minute as Gretchen Mallin booted one high, while Bridget Stratman fired one on frame to make the goalie work for the save. Mallin had the last say of half but her shot would once again be saved the MVNU keeper.
The first half proved to be a defensive effort on both ends, with only a total of five shots being taken in the first 45 minutes with Marian holding the 3-2 advantage.
Marian came out on the attack to begin the second half, making aggressive runs and producing three corner kicks in the first five minutes. The decisive moment of the afternoon came at the 53:52 mark after Grace Crawford out ran the defense to cross the ball inside the box, finding Lindsey Stoughton who found a way to score. The Cougars tried to repay the favor back to the Knights, but it was Johnson coming up big to keeper team ahead at 1-0. Mount Vernon continued their attack with a pair of corner and a shot, but their efforts would come up empty. Marian tried to extend their lead in the 79th minute as Stoughton took her second shot of the game, and moments later Delaney Taylor blasted one just wide of the goal.
The final seven minutes were crunch time for visitors as they were seeking the equalizing goal. With 21 ticks left on the clock, the Cougars found themselves with a chance to even the score but it was Johnson there making the diving save to keep Marian ahead 1-0.
In Marian’s six shots, Stoughton and Mallin led the way with two each, with Stoughton having the only goal of the day. Stratman and Taylor each added a shot, while Crawford had the assist. Johnson picked up the shutout in her 90 minutes of work, making four saves on the day.
NO. 4 MARIAN COMES UP SHORT AT NO. 3 INDIANA WESLEYAN IN 42-40 DEFEAT
Marion, Ind. – The Marian football team raced out to a 17-0 lead and led going into the fourth quarter, but two fourth quarter touchdowns for Indiana Wesleyan put the Wildcats in front as they held on to win 42-40. Marian’s first loss of the season drops their overall record to 8-1 and 5-1 in the MSFA.
The Knights owned the first quarter of the game, pouring on 10 points in the first 15 minutes of play. The offense marched the field with ease before settling on a field goal on their opening drive, and on the defense’s first possession on the field Jayshawn Underwood forced and recovered a fumble. Marian would have to punt following the first fumble, but Deon Pettiford quickly got the ball back as he pried the ball out of Dederrian Williams hands.
The recovery by Nate Frey gave Marian the ball with excellent field position, and on a third and long Zach Bundalo connected with Drew Byerly on a 35-yard screen pass that went for a touchdown. Underwood would get the ball back again for Marian has Xander Stokes threw an interception to the nickelback, and on the first play of the second quarter on the ensuing possession Keagan La Belle raced untouched into the end zone.
La Belle’s touchdown made it a 17-0 game, but the Wildcats were not out of it as they found the end zone on their second possession in the quarter. Indiana Wesleyan’s defense forced Marian to punt immediately after the touchdown, and in three plays the home team made it a three-point game.
Marian stalled out the Wildcats momentum for a moment with the score favoring the visitors 17-14, but the Knights regained a glimpse of energy as Jalen Jennings returned the following kickoff 88-yards for his second return touchdown of the season. The electric score was followed with a missed extra point, and after a 10-play drive the Wildcats answered with a touchdown to make it a 23-21 game.
Before the first half fireworks ended, Marian made one final power play as the defense forced a punt in the waning seconds of the quarter. With six seconds and the ball near midfield Marian attempted a hail mary pass, as Bundalo rolled out and heaved a prayer to Tirae Spence, who came down with a leaping 46-yard touchdown grab. The Knights went for two after the score and Bundalo connected with Byerly on the eight-point swing, going into the locker room with a 31-21 lead.
The high volume offensive plays subsided in the third quarter as a pair of punts headlined the start of the quarter, with Mason Miller’s attempt getting blocked. The Marian defense would force a four-and-out after the block as Deon Pettiford made a fourth down stop, leading to points with 22 seconds remaining in the quarter as Marlon Pomili converted a 39 yard field goal.
Marian carried a 34-21 lead entering the fourth quarter, with their score getting dented by the Wildcats as Stokes completed a 30-yard touchdown pass. A fumble on the ensuing series by the Knights would give the ball right back to the home team in plus territory, and a three-yard touchdown from Isaiah Gibbs gave Indiana Wesleyan their first lead of the game.
Trailing 35-34, the Knights offense found a stride and reached the IWU 35, but a career-long field goal attempt of 52 yards by Pomili was not the answer, as the kick missed to the left. Indiana Wesleyan answered the miss with the game-sealing touchdown, as Gibbs raced 59 yards to the end zone to make it a 42-34 game.
With 4:10 remaining Marian had one final chance, and marched down the field in the two minute drill gaining chunks of yards through Spence, Baron Huebler, and a pair of Wildcat penalties. The second of the back to back infractions gave Marian the ball on the five yard line, and on third and goal Bundalo connected with CJ Young for a touchdown strike. Trailing by two the Knights were forced to go for two, but Bundalo failed to connect a second time with Young as the conversion failed.
Marian would attempt an onside kick as they had no timeouts remaining, but Indiana Wesleyan recovered the attempt, sealing the 42-40 contest after a pair of kneel downs.
The Wildcats out-gained Marian 503-343 in the defeat, while the Knights won the turnover margin 3-1. Bundalo accounted for 277 yards of offense, throwing for 250 while running for 27. The senior quarterback threw for three touchdowns, with Spence leading the receivers with 74 yards. Jennings caught six passes for 48 yards, finishing with 135 all-purpose yards including his 88-yard kick return touchdown.
Nate Frey led the Marian defense with 11 total tackles, while Pettiford had eight total stops including 2.5 tackles for loss. Dwight Lewis III and Underwood each had six tackles, with Underwood forcing a game-best two turnovers.
Marian will look to rebound next Saturday on their senior day, as the Knights host Siena Heights at St. Vincent Field. Kickoff is set for 1:05 p.m.
SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS
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|Columbus Blue Jackets||11||4||5||2||10||4||28||34||3-3-1||1-2-1||4-4-2|
|St. Louis Blues||10||5||4||1||11||4||25||28||4-1-0||1-3-1||5-4-1|
|Vegas Golden Knights||12||11||0||1||23||8||50||24||7-0-1||4-0-0||9-0-1|
|Los Angeles Kings||11||7||2||2||16||7||47||33||1-2-2||6-0-0||7-1-2|
|San Jose Sharks||11||0||10||1||1||0||12||55||0-5-1||0-5-0||0-9-1|
End of Bear’s Streak
November 5, 1933 – Boston, Massachusetts – The Chicago Bears 30 game unbeaten streak ends as the Boston Redskins knock off George Halas’ visiting club by the score of 10-0. This started a bad slide for the Bears according to the Pro-football-reference.com website as they scored a whopping 3 points in three games and suffered two losses and a tie. They would mend their ways though as they eventually defeated the New York Giants for the 1933 NFL Championship by the score of 23-21.
3 Picks by James
November 5, 1950 – Cleveland, Ohio -The Cleveland Browns’ defensive back Tommy James intercepted 3 passes of the Chicago Cardinals to set a franchise single game record. According to the Pro-football-reference.com website the Browns needed all of them as they narrowly won the game 10-7.
November 5, 1967 – New Orleans Saints 1st NFL victory was against the Philadelphia Eagles with a final score of Saints 31, Eagles 24. If you remember we covered the announcement of the franchise being award on November 1, 1966 and the very first game of the Saints took place on September 17, 1967.
571 yards Passing in 1 game
November 5, 1977 – Quarterback Marc Wilson of Brigham Young University set a new NCAA passing record of 571 yards against Utah. The Cougars went on to win the game 38-8 over the Utes. If you were thinking we spoke about a BYU passing record recently you are right. The November 3 edition of the Football History Headlines told of Virgil Carter having passed for 513 yards against Texas Western November 3, 1966. There have definitely been some live arms in Provo, Utah!
Madden has 100th Victory
November 5, 1978
November 5, 1978 – Arrowhead Stadium, Kansas City, MO – Oakland Raiders Head Coach John Madden becomes 13th coach to win 100 NFL games as his Raiders defeated the KC Chiefs 20-10.
SEC Showdown #1 versus #2
November 5, 2011 – Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama – It was dubbed the “Game of the Century,” and they might not be wrong with that! The two top ranked teams in the country played in a BIG SEC showdown when the top ranked LSU visited the number two ranked Alabama Crimson Tide. The website theadvocate.com tells us that: The game would eventually count 42 NFL draft picks and numerous free agents among its participants. Twenty-eight players were ultimately drafted on defense. Ten of those were first-round picks. Stars such as LSU’s Eric Reid, as well as Morris Claiborne, and Alabama’s Dre Kirkpatrick and Ha Ha Clinton-Dix were on the field making plays that day. It was a defensive stalemate alright with all of that talent as the battle ended up being by the special teams units kicking field goals as LSU defeated Alabama in an Overtime thriller by the score of 6-9! The two teams would square off in the National Championship game as they both won their respective BCS playoff games. That game played on January 9, 2012 at the Louisiana SuperDome in New Orleans wasn’t as close though as the Tigers triumphed again over their rivals 21-0 to take the National crown.
Record is Broken!
November 5, 2011 – University of Houston quarterback Case Keenum set an NCAA career yards passing record by surpassing Timmy Chang’s mark. Keenum finshed up his collegiate career with 19217 yard through the air.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAYS FOR NOVEMBER 5
Coach Greasy Neale
November 5, 1891 – Parkersburg, West Virginia – Earle “Greasy” Neale dynamic early pro gridiron end and a fantastic coach became the pride and joy of his parents. A Sports Illustrated article from 1964 credits that writers assumed that Neale got his nickname, “Greasy”, from his elusiveness on the football field, it actually arose during his youth, from a name-calling joust with a friend. Neale was an early professional player as he starred as an end on Jim Thorpe’s Canton Bulldogs before the first World War. He was also a successful college coach, he also led his Washington and Jefferson College squad to the 1922 Rose Bowl. Neale was hired in 1941 as the head coach of the Philadelphia Eagles and he took the mediocre team and turned it into a contender almost immediately. He studied film on the Chicago Bears, especially a 73-0 trouncing they had over the Washington Redskins. According to the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s website bio on Greasy, After studying the film endlessly, Neale became the first coach to imitate, and some say, improve the Bears’ T-formation. The Eagles won the NFL Championship in 1948 and again in 1949, and were the only team to win back-to-back titles by shutting out their opponents as they blanked the Chicago Cardinals 7-0 and then the Los Angeles Rams 14-0. Head Coach Earle Greasy Neale was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1969.
T- Bruce Bosley
November 5, 1933 – Fresno, California – Bruce Bosley, the West Virginia Mountaineer tackle was born. The website footballfoundation.org gives the insight that Bosley helped to defeat Penn State three consecutive times. Bosley was named by the Associated Press as the National Lineman of the Week in two contests against the Nittany Lions. One of the 12 All-America teams Bosley made in 1955 was the All- Players team. Bosley was named by 93 percent of opposing players. The NFF’s voters chose Bruce Bosley to take a place in the College Football Hall of Fame in 1982.
November 5, 1943 – New Castle, Pennsylvania – Larry Pugh two way player from Westminster College in his hometown of New Castle, PA came into this world. Larry won NAIA All-America honors in two consecutive years according to the National Football Foundation’s website bio on him. The NAIA named Pugh as an All-American at offensive guard in 1962, and in 1964 at defensive tackle. Larry Pugh then had the honor in 1998 to be nominated to enter into the College Football Hall of Fame.
TE -Kellen Winslow
November 5, 1957 – St. Louis, Missouri – Kellen Winslow a tight end from the University of Missouri was born. According to his bio on mutigers.com, Winslow redefined the tight end position at the collegiate and professional levels during his playing career. At MU, he caught 71 passes for 1,089 yards and 10 TD’s from 1976-78, earning all-Big Eight honors in 1977 and ’78, and consensus all-America status as a senior. The powers that be in the National Football Foundation invited Kellen Winslow into their College Football Hall of Fame in 2002. Winslow was a first-round pick by the San Diego Chargers in the 1979 NFL draft. While playing for San Diego, he caught more passes than any tight end in league history from 1979-88 with 541 catches for 6741 yards and 45 touchdowns. He also played in 5 Pro Bowls. The Pro Football Hall of Fame enshrined Kellen in 1995.
LB- Percy Snow
November 5, 1967 – Canton, Ohio – A linebacker from Michigan State University, Percy Snow was born. Per the source of msuspartans.com website we learned that Snow was a Two-time First-Team All-American in 1988 and 1989 as well as a Three-time First-Team All-Big Ten Selection from 1987 through 89. The NFF chose Percy Snow to be inducted into their College Football Hall of Fame in 2013. After college Percy was selected by the Kansas City Chiefs in the first round of the 1990 NFL Draft and played in the NFL for four seasons with the Chiefs and Chicago Bears.
NUMBERS IN SPORTS
82 – 4 – 1 – 24 – 14 – 17 – 22 – 6 – 2
November 5, 1950 – Cleveland Browns’ Number 82, Tommy James intercepts 3 passes, club record
November 5, 1954 – Montreal Canadien center Number 4, Jean Béliveau scores 3 goals in 44 seconds on future Hall of Fame goaltender Terry Sawchuk, wearing Number 1 in the crease for 4-2 win v Boston Bruins; 2nd fastest NHL hat trick
November 5, 1961 – NFL St Louis Cardinals’ Number 24, Bill Stacy, had two pick-six interceptions for TDs vs Dallas Cowboys
November 5, 1966 – BYU quarterback Number 14, Virgil Carter sets new NCAA single-game records with 513 passing yards and 599 yards of total offence in 53-33 win against Texas Western in Provo, Utah
November 5, 1968 – The first American League pitcher to win MVP, Denny McLain, Number 17 won the award unanimously.
November 5, 1976 – Baltimore Orioles Jim Palmer, Number 22 won the American League Cy Young Award
November 5, 1977 – NCAA passing record set at 571 yards as Number 6, Marc Wilson, of Brigham Young
November 5, 1996 – Yankees shortstop Number 2, Derek Jeter was the unanimous choice as AL Rookie of the Year
TV SPORTS SUNDAY
|COLLEGE HOCKEY||TIME ET||TV|
|Notre Dame vs Penn State||4:30pm||BTN|
|FIGURE SKATING||TIME ET||TV|
|Grand Prix de France||12:30pm||NBC|
|Rolex Challenge Tour||5:30am||GOLF|
|PGA: World Wide Technologies Championship||3:00pm||GOLF|
|HORSE RACING||TIME ET||TV|
|NYRA: America’s Day at the Races||3:30pm||FS1|
|Formula One: Brazilian Grand Prix||12:00pm||ESPN|
|NASCAR Cup: Series Championship||7:00pm||NBC|
|NBA REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Phoenix at Detroit||3:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Toronto at San Antonio||3:30pm||Sportsnet|
|Golden State at Cleveland||6:00pm||NBCS-BAY|
|Charlotte at Dallas||7:30pm||Bally Sports|
|Memphis at Portland||9:00pm||Root Sports|
|NFL REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Miami at Kansas City||9:30am||NFLN|
|Minnesota at Atlanta||1:00pm||FOX|
|Seattle at Baltimore||1:00pm||CBS|
|Arizona at Cleveland||1:00pm||CBS|
|LA Rams at Green Bay||1:00pm||FOX|
|Tampa Bay at Houston||1:00pm||CBS|
|Washington at New England||1:00pm||FOX|
|Chicago at New Orleans||1:00pm||CBS|
|Indianapolis at Carolina||4:05pm||CBS|
|NY Giants at Las Vegas||4:25pm||FOX|
|Dallas at Philadelphia||4:25pm||FOX|
|Buffalo at Cincinnati||8:20pm||NBC|
|NHL REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|New Jersey at Chicago||8:00pm||NHLN|
|Vegas at Anaheim||8:00pm||Bally Sports|
|Serie A: Hellas Verona vs Monza||6:30am||Paramount+|
|Ligue 1: Olympique Lyonnais vs Metz||7:00am||beIN Sports|
|Women’s Super League: Arsenal vs Manchester City||7:30am||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Deportivo Alavés vs Almería||8:00am||ESPN+|
|EPL: Nottingham Forest vs Aston Villa||9:00am||USA|
|Serie A: Cagliari vs Genoa||9:00am||Paramount+|
|Ligue 1: Nantes vs Reims||9:00am||beIN Sports|
|Ligue 1: Strasbourg vs Clermont||9:00am||beIN Sports|
|Ligue 1: Toulouse vs Le Havre||9:00am||beIN Sports|
|Bundesliga: Wolfsburg vs Werder Bremen||9:30am||ESPN+|
|La Liga: Valencia vs Granada||10:15am||ESPN+|
|Ligue 1: Monaco vs Brest||11:05am||beIN Sports|
|EPL: Luton Town vs Liverpool||11:30am||USA|
|Bundesliga: Heidenheim vs Stuttgart||11:30am||ESPN+|
|Belgium Pro League: Union Saint-Gilloise vs Club Brugge||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|Serie A: Roma vs Lecce||12:00pm||Paramount+|
|La Liga: Villarreal vs Athletic Club||12:30pm||ESPN+|
|Women’s Super League: Portland Thorns vs NJ/NY Gotham FC||1:45pm||Paramount+|
|Serie A: Fiorentina vs Juventus||2:45pm||Paramount+|
|Ligue 1: Nice vs Rennes||2:45pm||beIN Sports|
|La Liga: Real Madrid vs Rayo Vallecano||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|MLS: Sporting KC vs St. Louis City||5:00pm||MLS Pass|
|Liga MX: Necaxa vs Mazatlán FC||5:30pm||TUDN|
|NWSL: Portland Thorns vs NJ/NY Gotham FC||7:00pm||CBSSN|
|MLS: Vancouver Whitecaps vs Los Angeles FC||7:30pm||FS1|
|NWSL: San Diego Wave vs OL Reign||9:30pm||CBSSN|
|Liga MX: FC Juarez vs Querétaro||10:00pm||FS2|
|SOCCER – MEN’S COLLEGE||TIME ET||TV|
|ACC Tournament Quarterfinals||2:00pm||ACCN|
|ACC Tournament Quarterfinals||4:00pm||ACCN|
|San Diego State vs California||5:00pm||PAC12N|
|ACC Tournament Quarterfinals||6:00pm||ACCN|
|UCLA vs Stanford||7:00pm||PAC12N|
|ACC Tournament Quarterfinals||8:00pm||ACCN|
|SOCCER – WOMEN’S COLLEGE||TIME ET||TV|
|SEC Tournament Championship||2:00pm||SECN|
|ACC Tournament Championship||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Big Ten Tournament Championship||2:00pm||BTN|
|Big South Championship||7:00pm||ESPN+|
|ROAD RUNNINS||TIME ET||TV|
|New York City Marathon||8:00am||ESPN2|
|Paris-ATP Doubles Final||6:30am||TENNIS|
|Paris-ATP Singles Final||9:00am||TENNIS|
|WTA Finals Cancun Singles & Doubles Finals||4:30pm||TENNIS|
|WOMEN’S COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL||TIME ET||TV|
|Mississippi vs South Carolina||12:00pm||SECN|
|Georgetown vs Butler||12:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Saint Peter’s vs Canisius||12:00pm||ESPN+|
|Marist vs Fairfield||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Rider vs Niagara||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Bryant vs NJIT||1:00pm||ESPN+|
|Virginia Tech vs Duke||1:00pm||ACCNX|
|Louisville vs Clemson||1:00pm||ACCNX|
|Villanova vs Xavier||1:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Hofstra vs Charleston||1:00pm||Flo Sports|
|UNC-Wilmington vs Stony Brook||1:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Marquette vs Creighton||2:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Elon vs Towson||2:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Hampton vs Campbell||2:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Northeastern vs William & Mary||2:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Bellarmine vs Central Arkansas||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Eastern Kentucky vs North Alabama||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|VCU vs George Washington||2:00pm||ESPN+|
|Lehigh vs Bucknell||3:00pm||ESPN+|
|Utah vs Oregon State||3:00pm||PAC12N|
|Colorado vs Oregon||3:00pm||PAC12N|
|Arizona vs UCLA||3:00pm||PAC12N|
|NC A&T vs Delaware||3:00pm||Flo Sports|
|Kentucky vs Florida||4:00pm||ESPN2|
|Auburn vs Texas A&M||4:00pm||SECN|
|Washington vs Stanford||5:00pm||PAC12N|
|Arizona State vs USC||5:00pm||PAC12N|
What to Watch: Sunday, 11/5/23
|Golden State at Cleveland||6:00pm||Bally Sports|
The Golden State Warriors finished sixth in the Western Conference last season with a record of 44-38. The Cleveland Cavaliers finished fourth in the Eastern Conference in the 2022-23 season with a record of 51-31. Last season the Warriors were 2-0 versus the Cavaliers. Golden State was 11-30 on the road and Cleveland was 31-10 at home.
|Miami at Kansas City||9:30am||NFLN|
The Miami Dolphins leads all time series 16-15 versus the Kansas City Chiefs. Last time the Dolphins and Chiefs played was in 2020 which the Chiefs won 33-27 at Miami. The Dolphins last win at Kansas City was in 2011 and since 2006 the series is tied 3-3.
|Dallas at Philadelphia||4:25pm||FOX|
Since 1960 the Dallas Cowboys leads all time series 73-55 versus the Philadelphia Eagles. Last season the Cowboys and Eagles series was tied 1-1. The Cowboys are 4-2 overall and 1-2 on the road versus Eagles since 2020. The Eagles last win at home against Dallas was last season.
|Buffalo at Cincinnati||8:20pm||NBC|
Since 1968 Buffalo Bills leads all time series 17-16 versus the Cincinnati Bengals. Last time the Bengals and Bills played was in 2023 NFl Playoffs which the Bengals won 27-10 at Buffalo. The Bills last won on the road versus the Bengals was in 2017. Since 2013 the Bengals are 4-2 overall and 1-1 at home against the Bills.
|New Jersey at Chicago||8:00pm||NHLN|
The New Jersey Devils finished second in the Metropolitan divsion last season with 112 points. The Chicago Blackhawks finished last in the Central divsion in the 2022-23 season with 59 points. Last season Chicago was 12-26-3 on the road and New Jersey was 24-13-4 at home. Last season the Devils were 2-0 versus the Blackhawks during the regular season.