******INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SATURDAY******
BISHOP CHATARD 24 CATHEDRAL 21
INDIAN CREEK 35 GALESBURG 14
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL 43 COVINGTON 6
OSCEOLA GRACE 34 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 27
RED HILL 21 N. CENTRAL FARMERSBURG 6
SOUTH VERMILLION 40 N. VERMILLION 35
*******INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL VOLLEYBALL******
NEW PALESTINE 2 SCECINA 0
NEW PALESTINE 2 BISHOP CHATARD 0
NEW PALESTINE 2 GREENWOOD 0
NORTHVIEW 3 INDIAN CREEK 0
PLYMOUTH 2 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 0
NEW PRAIRIE 2 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 0
NORTHWOOD 2 PLYMOUTH 0
INDIANA DEAF 2 SHERIDAN 0
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 2 BETHANY CHRISTIAN 0
KOUTS 2 WHITKO 0
NORTHWESTERN 2 DELPHI 1
TRI-WEST 2 LOWELL 0
CHERUBUSCO 2 BETHANY CHRSITIAN 0
WES DEL 2 JAY COUNTY 0
FREMONT 2 EDON 0
CENTRAL NOBLE 2 BETHANY CHRISTIAN 1
LAPORTE 2 SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 0
SCECINA 2 BISHOP CHATARD 0
HARRISON 2 COVINGTON 0
FAITH CHRISTIAN 2 MACONAQUAH 0
OAK HILL 2 TRI-CENTRAL 0
BENTON CENTRAL 2 DANVILLE 0
NORTH DAVIESS 2 HEBRON 1
SEYMOUR 2 CONNERSVILLE 0
CULVER ACADEMIES 2 WESTVIEW 0
TRITON 2 BREMEN 0
INDIANA DEAF 2 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
EVANSVILLE HARRISON 2 GIBSON SOUTHERN 1
NOBLESVILLE 2 SHELBYVILLE 0
WESTERN BOONE 2 LAWRENCE NORTH 0
INDIANA DEAF 2 IRVINGTON PREP 0
NORTHRIDGE 2 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 3 CATHEDRAL 1
CHESTERTON 2 SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 0
WEST LAFAYETTE 2 RITTER 0
NEW PRAIRIE 2 PLYMOUTH 0
YORKTOWN 3 BROWNSBURG 1
CHARLESTOWN 2 SCOTTSBURG 0
CULVER ACADEMIES 2 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 0
GREENSBURG 3 FRANKLIN COUNTY 0
CASTLE 2 WINDSOR/STEWARDSON STRASBURG 0
FREMONT 2 FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 0
CLARKSVILLE 3 CROTHERSVILLE 1
CENTRAL NOBLE 2 ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
BATESVILLE 3 JAC CEN DEL 0
SOUTH ADAMS 2 BLACKFORD 0
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2 CLINTON CENTRAL 0
FRONTIER 2 N. MIAMI 0
ZIONSVILLE 2 MOUNT VERNON 0
CASTON 2 KOUTS 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 2 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 0
KOKOMO 2 SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON 0
OAK HILL 2 NORTHWESTERN 0
MISSISSINEWA 2 UNION 0
WES DEL 2 SHELBYVILLE 0
DUGGER UNION 2 N. VERMILLION 1
MISSISSINEWA VALLEY 2 UNION CITY 0
WESTERN BOONE 2 WESTERN 0
WARSAW 2 ELKHART 0
SHERIDAN 2 IRVINGTON PREP 0
MADISON 3 ROCK CREEK ACADEMY 0
BENTON CENTRAL 2 ROCHESTER 0
FAITH CHRISTIAN 2 LEWIS CASS 0
NOBLESVILLE 2 JAY COUNTY 0
TRI-WEST 2 PIONEER 0
PAOLI 2 NORTHEAST DUBOIS 0
MOORESVILLE 3 BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 1
CHARLESTOWN 2 CRAWFORD COUNTY 1
NORTHWOOD 2 NEW PRAIRIE 0
SCOTTSBURG 2 ORLEANS 0
CONCORD 2 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 0
NORTHWOOD 2 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 0
CHRUBUSCO 2 ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
YORKTOWN 3 CARMEL 2
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 2 NORTHEAST DUBOIS 0
ANDREAN 2 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 0
JAY COUNTY 2 SHELBYVILLE 0
NOBLESVILLE 2 WES DEL 1
WESTFIELD 3 LAKE CENTRAL 1
VINCENNES RIVET 3 WHITE RIVER VALLEY 0
WESTERN BOONE 2 UNION COUNTY 0
SHERIDAN 2 CENTRAL CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
OAK HILL 2 DELPHI 0
GLENBARD WEST 2 CASTLE 1
CHESTERTON 2 KOKOMO 1
SOUTH ADAMS 2 HAGERSTOWN 0
LAPORTE 2 FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 0
SEYMOUR 2 RISING SUN 0
ANDREAN 2 NORTHRIDGE 0
HARRISON 2 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0
ALBERTA 2 RITTER 0
ELKHART 2 MISHAWAKA 1
TRI-CENTRAL 2 NORTHWESTERN 0
FRANKFORT 2 N. MIAMI 1
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2 MISSISSINEWA 0
TIPTON 3 CARROLL 0
BETHESDA CHRISTIAN 3 TRADERS POINT CHRISTIAN 0
PARK TUDOR 3 SHORTRIDGE 1
PIONEER 2 LOWELL 0
TRITON 2 KNOX 0
SCOTTSBURG 2 CRAWFORD COUNTY 0
FREMONT 2 GARRETT 0
CHARLESTOWN 2 ORLEANS 0
PIKE CENTRAL 2 EVANSVILLE HARRISON 1
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 2 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 0
CASTLE 2 ST. FRANCIS 1
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 2 VALPARAISO 0
SOUTH DEARBORN 3 MEDORA 1
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI 2 PAOLI 0
PIKE CENTRAL 2 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 0
WARSAW 2 MISHAWAKA 0
SULLIVAN 3 BROWN COUNTY 0
HERITAGE 2 S. VERMILLION 0
PIONEER 2 COVENANT CHRISTIAN 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 2 MADISON GRANT 0
NEW ALBANY 3 JASPER 2
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 2 FAITH CHRISTIAN 1
ZIONSVILLE 2 W. LAFAYETTE 1
FRONTIER 2 ROSSVILLE 1
CHESTERTON 2 HOBART 0
COVINGTON 2 LOWELL 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 2 WES DEL 1
UNION COUNTY 2 SHELBYVILLE 0
KOUTS 2 GLENN 0
NOBLESVILLE 2 WESTERN BOONE 0
LAPORTE 2 ANDREAN 0
TRI-WEST 2 HARRISON 0
KOKOMO 2 PORTAGE 0
MISHAWAKA MARIAN 2 WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP 0
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA 2 NORTHRIDGE 0
CONCORD 2 CULVER ACADEMIES 0
SOUTH ADAMS 2 MONROE CENTRAL 0
PENDLETON HEIGHTS 2 FRANKTON 0
FRANKFORT 2 MACONAQUAH 1
LOWELL 2 ROCHESTER 0
BENTON CENTRAL 2 TRI-WEST 0
MOUNT VERNON 2 W. LAFAYETTE 0
WESTVIEW 2 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 0
BROWNSBURG 3 CARMEL 1
KOUTS 2 BREMEN 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 2 WARSAW 0
DANVILLE 2 PIONEER 0
FRANKFORT 2 ATTICA 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 2 EVANSVILLE BOSSE 0
CULVER ACADEMIES 2 PRAIRIE 1
WASHINGTON 2 PIKE CENTRAL 1
NEW PALESTINE 2 SCECINA 0
FAITH CHRISTIAN 2 ROSSVILLE 0
BOONVILLE 2 NE. DUBOIS 0
CHESTERTON 2 HAMMOND NOLL 1
CHAMPAGNE CENTRAL 2 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 0
NORTHRIDGE 2 ELKHART 0
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 2 PIKE CENTRAL 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 3 LAKE CENTRAL 0
BENTON CENTRAL 2 HARRISON 0
GIBSON SOUTHERN 2 FOREST PARK 0
LOUISVILLE SAINTS HOMESCHOOL 2 INDIANAPOLIS GENESIS HOMESCHOOL 1
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL 2 FRONTIER 0
NORTHRIDGE 2 CONCORD 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 2 LAPORTE 0
WARSAW 2 ANDREAN 0
SCECINA 2 LEBANON 0
GOSHEN HOMESCHOOL 2 LOUISVILLE SAINTS HOMESCHOOL 1
INDIANAPOLIS GENESIS HOMESCHOOL 2 GOSHEN HOMESCHOOL 1
NORTH DAVIESS 2 DUGGER UNION 0
GOSHEN HOMESCHOOL 2 FORT WAYNE FALCONS 0
LOUISVILLE SAINTS HOMESCHOOL 2 CTHS 1
ZIONSVILLE 2 RITTER 0
******INDIANA BOYS SOCCER SCORES*******
COVINGTON 1 HOOPESTON 1
CULVER ACADEMIES 5 PENDLETON HEIGHTS 0
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1 SOUTH BEND RILEY 0
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 7 TIPTON 0
WESTERN 2 BENTON CENTRAL 1
CHARLESTOWN 4 CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
MADISON 2 N. HARRISON 0
SOUTHWESTERN 9 LAPEL 0
CONNERSVILLE 10 RUSHVILLE 1
WABASH 1 EASTERN 0
ANGOLA 10 CENTRAL NOBLE 1
LAKELAND 3 PRAIRIE HEIGHTS 0
DANVILLE 7 N. MONTGOMERY 0
NORTHEAST DUBOIS 8 WASHINGTON CATHOLIC 0
MARTINSVILLE 3 TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 0
BATESVILLE 3 SCOTTSBURG 0
WESTVIEW 10 LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 1
GREENWOOD 2 WHITELAND 0
PENN 3 CROWN POINT 0
LOWELL 2 HEBRON 0
NORTHWESTERN 4 TWIN LAKES 3
WEST LAFAYETTE 0 HAMILTON HEIGHTS 0
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 3 HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 0
ELKHART CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4 MISHAWAKA 1
LEO 2 NORWELL 1
JASPER 2 EVANSVILLE HARRISON 0
MUNCIE CENTRAL 6 LOGANSPORT 1
GOSHEN 3 VALPARAISO 2
MUNSTER 8 MERRILLVILLE 0
BARR REEVE 2 EVANSVILLE DAY 0
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 6 TRINITY LUTHERAN 2
BREBEUF 5 LAWRENCE CENTRAL 2
KANKAKEE VALLEY 1 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN 6 INDIAN CREEK 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 1 CONCORD 0
LAWRENCE NORTH 1 NEW PALESTINE 0
NORTH PUTNAM 2 NORTHVIEW 0
BLOOMINGTON NORTH 0 MOORESVILLE 0
CHRISTEL HOUSE 3 WHITE RIVER VALLEY 0
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 3 FLOYD CENTRAL 0
AVON 2 PLAINFIELD 1
FAITH CHRISTIAN 2 VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 1
LAPORTE 5 NEW PRAIRIE 1
WHEELER 3 HANOVER CENTRAL 1
CATHEDRAL 5 HOMESTEAD 0
NORTHRIDGE 2 SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 0
FRANKLIN 7 UNIVERSITY 0
DEMOTTE CHRISTIAN 4 PORTAGE CHRISTIAN 0
PRINCETON 3 WOOD MEMORIAL 0
CASCADE 3 GREENCASTLE 3
MISHAWAKA 5 ANDREAN 1
SOUTHPORT 4 TERRE HAUTE NORTH 3
EDWARDSBURG 3 FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 0
LAKELAND CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 5 CASTON 2
SEYMOUR 2 OLDENBURG ACADEMY 1
HIGHLAND 6 GRIFFITH 0
PROVIDENCE 1 FERN CREEK 1
BOONE GROVE 2 HAMMOND MORTON 0
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 5 MUNCIE BURRIS 1
YORKTOWN 6 SHELBYVILLE 3
NORTH KNOX 3 VINCENNES LINCOLN 2
JEFFERSONVILLE 3 JENNINGS COUNTY 0
FISHERS 2 COLUMBUS EAST 0
EAST CENTRAL 1 N. CENTRAL 0
ZIONSVILLE 4 ARGOS 0
LAKELAND CENTRAL 3 ELKHART 1
PROVIDENCE CRISTO REY 4 MORRISTOWN 1
FORT WAYNE LUERS 6 FORT WAYNE SNIDER 1
SCECINA 2 NEW CASTLE 1
SPEEDWAY 6 INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN 2
NORTHWOOD 6 TRINITY 3
COVINGTON 3 MONTICELLO 2
GREENSBURG 2 SWITZERLAND COUNTY 1
COLUMBIA CITY 2 FORT WAYNE SOUTH 0
VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 4 OREGON 1
CHESTERTON 5 PLYMOUTH 0
GOSHEN 1 CROWN POINT 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 2 OAK HILL 0
HOBART 3 PORTAGE 0
MOUNT VERNON 3 TELL CITY 1
NORTHRIDGE 2 MISHAWAKA MARIAN 0
COVINGTON 2 ARTHUR LOVINGTON 1
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 4 EDWARDSBURG 3
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 2 ANDREAN 0
RICHMOND 5 MARION 0
EAST NOBLE 1 W. NOBLE 1
SULLIVAN 2 BROWN COUNTY 0
PLYMOUTH 7 ARGOS 3
FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 9 BLACKFORD 0
CASTLE 7 NEW ALBANY 0
ZIONSVILLE 1 CHESTERTON 0
SOUTH KNOX 7 BLOOMFIELD 1
SCECINA 2 NEW CASTLE 1
******INDIANA GIRLS SOCCER SCORES******
WHITELAND 0 GREENWOOD 0
EVANSVILLE CENTRAL 6 BOONVILLE 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 0 BREBEUF 0
PIKE 1 SPEEDWAY 1
PARK TUDOR 7 MUNCIE BURRIS 0
NORTHVIEW 1 N. PUTNAM 0
COVENANT CHRISTIAN 3 RITTER 0
MANCHESTER 3 W. NOBLE 2
NEW PRAIRIE 1 LAPORTE 0
PERRY MERIDIAN 1 TRITON CENTRAL 0
HANOVER CENTRAL 8 WHEELER 0
FOREST PARK 4 PIKE CENTRAL 0
SOUTH SPENCER 3 PRINCETON 1
ELKHART 0 LAVILLE 0
HAMILTON HEIGHTS 7 FRANKFORT 0
MISSISSINEWA 13 ELWOOD 0
LAKEWOOD PARK CHRISTIAN 2 WOODLAN 2
TERRE HAUTE SOUTH 3 MCCUTCHEON 1
TERRE HAUTE NORTH 8 SOUTHPORT 0
BATESVILLE 1 FRANKLIN COUNTY 0
EDGEWOOD 8 S. VERMILLION 1
PLAINFIELD 2 AVON 1
FORT WAYNE DWENGER 10 FORT WAYNE WAYNE 1
VINCENNES LINCOLN 10 N. KNOX 3
BETHANY CHRISTIAN 2 ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 1
COVINGTON 3 BENTON CENTRAL 0
NEW ALBANY 2 JENNINGS COUNTY 1
GUERIN CATHOLIC 9 LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC 0
GREENCASTLE 3 CASCADE 1
WASHINGTON 3 N. POSEY 0
MOUNT VERNON 4 YORKTOWN 0
ARGOS 4 EASTBROOK 0
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH 2 EVANSVILLE NORTH 1
LEO 2 NORWELL 0
MACONAQUAH 1 TRI-CENTRAL 1
UNIVERSITY 9 EASTERN 0
HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 1 CROWN POINT 0
SILVER CREEK 3 SEYMOUR 0
EVANSVILLE REITZ 4 PROVIDENCE 0
FISHERS 3 FRANKLIN CENTRAL 0
NOBLESVILLE 4 HARRISON 0
HERITAGE CHRISTIAN 5 OLDENBURG ACADEMY 2
CORYDON CENTRAL 9 TRINITY LUTHERAN 0
HAMMOND NOLL 9 SOUTH BEND RILEY 0
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 5 INDIAN CREEK 1
LAKE CENTRAL 4 LAFAYETTE JEFF 0
RICHMOND 9 MARION 0
JEFFERSONVILLE 5 BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE 0
CASTLE 3 CENTER GROVE 1
NORTHRIDGE 7 PLYMOUTH 0
CARMEL 1 CHESTERTON 0
WEST LAFAYETTE 3 TRI WEST 0
FORT WAYNE SNIDER 8 FORT WAYNE LUERS 0
WHITE RIVER VALLEY 9 CHRISTEL HOUSE 0
HIGHLAND 1 KANKAKEE VALLEY 0
COLUMBUS NORTH 1 GREENFIELD CENTRAL 0
HOBART 4 VICTORY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY 0
WESTVIEW 4 ILLIANA CHRISTIAN 0
NORTHWESTERN 6 FORT WAYNE BLACKHAWK 1
BREBEUF 3 CROWN POINT 0
FORT WAYNE CARROLL 1 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 0
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH 1 VALPARAISO 0
CATHEDRAL 1 ZIONSVILLE 0
FLOYD CENTRAL 1 COLUMBUS EAST 0
BELLMONT 3 FORT WAYNE CANTERBURY 1
******INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY*******
BLACKFORD INVITE RESULTS: https://in.milesplit.com/meets/565664-blackford-invitational-2023/results/955273
BOB THOMAS INVITE: https://in.milesplit.com/meets/569443-bob-thomas-invitational-2023/results
BROWN COUNTY EAGLE CLASSIC: https://in.milesplit.com/meets/564487-brown-county-eagle-classic-2023/results
HERITAGE HILLS PATRIOT INVITE: https://in.milesplit.com/meets/565590-heritage-hills-patriot-invitational-2023/results
JAC CEN DEL INVITE: https://in.milesplit.com/meets/517262-jac-cen-del-invitational-2023/results
******INDIANA BOYS TENNIS SCORES******
CENTER GROVE 4 HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN 1
*******INDIANA GIRLS GOLF******
CENTER GROVE 292, WESTFIELD 297, FLOYD CENTRAL 307, BROWNSBURG 327
*******COLLEGE FOOTBALL SCORES******
WAKE FOREST 36, VANDERBILT 20
ARMY 57, DELAWARE STATE 0
NO. 22 COLORADO 36, NEBRASKA 14
NO. 1 GEORGIA 45, BALL STATE 3
NO. 5 OHIO STATE 35, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 7
NO. 7 PENN STATE 63, DELAWARE 7
PURDUE 24, VIRGINIA TECH 17
NO. 12 UTAH 20, BAYLOR 13
NO. 10 NOTRE DAME 45, NC STATE 24
BOSTON COLLEGE 31, HOLY CROSS 28
JAMES MADISON 36, VIRGINIA 35
NO. 15 KANSAS STATE 42, TROY 13
GEORGETOWN 27, SACRED HEART 10
GEORGIA TECH 48, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 13
PRESBYTERIAN 48, VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG 17
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 45, NEW HAMPSHIRE 42
BOWLING GREEN 38, EASTERN ILLINOIS 15
SOUTH DAKOTA 24, ST. THOMAS (MINN.) 0
NO. 25 CLEMSON 66, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 17
WESTERN CAROLINA 30, SAMFORD 7
KENTUCKY 28, EASTERN KENTUCKY 17
BYU 41, SOUTHERN UTAH 16
CAMPBELL 56, THE CITADEL 7
BUCKNELL 21, VMI 13
IOWA 20, IOWA STATE 13
MIAMI (FLA.) 48, NO. 23 TEXAS A&M 33
NO. 2 MICHIGAN 35, UNLV 7
MICHIGAN STATE 45, RICHMOND 14
NORTHWESTERN 38, UTEP 7
NO. 20 OLE MISS 37, NO. 24 TULANE 20
UMASS VS. MIAMI (OHIO) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
UTSA 20, TEXAS STATE 13
NAVY 24, WAGNER 0
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS 14, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 11
TOLEDO 71, TEXAS SOUTHERN 3
SYRACUSE 48, WESTERN MICHIGAN 7
NORTH DAKOTA STATE 44, MAINE 7
ARKANSAS 28, KENT STATE 6
MARSHALL 31, EAST CAROLINA 13
WYOMING 31, PORTLAND STATE 17
SAN JOSE STATE 59, CAL POLY 3
COLORADO MESA 28, SAN DIEGO 21
ILLINOIS STATE 34, WESTERN ILLINOIS 18
NORTH DAKOTA 37, NORTHERN ARIZONA 22
UIW 42, NORTHERN COLORADO 7
NO. 8 WASHINGTON 43, TULSA 10
SOUTH ALABAMA 35, SE LOUISIANA 17
NO. 9 TENNESSEE 30, AUSTIN PEAY 13
WEBER STATE 34, UNI 17
NO. 17 NORTH CAROLINA 40, APPALACHIAN STATE 34 (2OT)
EAST TENNESSEE STATE 42, CARSON-NEWMAN 0
LIBERTY 33, NEW MEXICO STATE 17
OLD DOMINION 38, LOUISIANA 31
NO. 21 DUKE 42, LAFAYETTE 7
NO. 18 OKLAHOMA 28, SMU 11
WEST VIRGINIA 56, DUQUESNE 17
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 49, UAB 35
OHIO 17, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 10
AKRON 24, MORGAN STATE 21
FORDHAM 40, BUFFALO 37
BRYANT 21, LONG ISLAND 10
ROBERT MORRIS 31, ST. FRANCIS (PA) 21
GARDNER-WEBB 34, ELON 27
CHATTANOOGA 27, KENNESAW STATE 20
INDIANA WESLEYAN 24, VALPARAISO 21
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 46, NORTH TEXAS 39
CINCINNATI 27, PITT 21
NO. 11 TEXAS 34, NO. 3 ALABAMA 24
COASTAL CAROLINA 30, JACKSONVILLE STATE 16
GEORGIA STATE 35, UCONN 14
LOUISIANA TECH 51, NORTHWESTERN STATE 21
MISSOURI 23, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 19
WESTERN KENTUCKY 52, HOUSTON CHRISTIAN 22
NO. 13 OREGON 38, TEXAS TECH 30
UCF 18, BOISE STATE 16
RICE 43, HOUSTON 41 (2OT)
SOUTH FLORIDA 38, FLORIDA A&M 24
MEMPHIS 37, ARKANSAS STATE 3
IDAHO 33, NEVADA 6
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 38, ALCORN STATE 10
JACKSON STATE 27, SOUTHERN 14
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 70, TEXAS COLLEGE 2
TARLETON STATE 52, NORTH ALABAMA 31
SOUTH DAKOTA STATE 20, MONTANA STATE 16
UT MARTIN 38, MISSOURI STATE 31
SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE 45, LINDENWOOD 7
NORTHWESTERN (IOWA) 27, DRAKE 24
MERCER 48, MOREHEAD STATE 22
STETSON 38, WEBBER INTERNATIONAL 28
HOWARD 65, MOREHOUSE 19
FLORIDA 49, MCNEESE 7
NO. 14 LSU 72, GRAMBLING 10
MARYLAND 38, CHARLOTTE 20
MINNESOTA 25, EASTERN MICHIGAN 6
MISSISSIPPI STATE 31, ARIZONA 24 (OT)
RUTGERS 36, TEMPLE 7
SOUTH CAROLINA 47, FURMAN 21
WASHINGTON STATE 31, NO. 19 WISCONSIN 22
UCLA 35, SAN DIEGO STATE 10
AIR FORCE 13, SAM HOUSTON 3 (NRG STADIUM IN HOUSTON, TEXAS)
TCU 41, NICHOLLS 6
UL MONROE 24, LAMAR 14
NEW MEXICO 56, TENNESSEE TECH 10
NO.6 USC 56 STANFORD 10
NO.4 FLORIDA STATE 66 SOUTHENR MISS 13
NO. 16 OREGON STATE 55 UC DAVIS 7
OKLAHOMA STATE 27 ARIZONA STATE 15
AUBURN 14 CALIFORNIA 10
THURSDAY, SEPT. 14
BETHUNE-COOKMAN AT MIAMI (FLA.) | 7:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
NAVY AT MEMPHIS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
FRIDAY, SEPT. 15
VIRGINIA AT MARYLAND | 7 P.M. | FS1
ARMY AT UTSA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
UTAH STATE AT AIR FORCE | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 16
LSU AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 12 P.M. | ESPN
PENN STATE AT ILLINOIS | 12 P.M. | FOX
FLORIDA STATE AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 12 P.M. | ABC
KANSAS STATE AT MISSOURI | 12 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
GEORGIA SOUTHERN AT WISCONSIN | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
LIBERTY AT BUFFALO | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
LOUISVILLE AT INDIANA | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
WAKE FOREST AT OLD DOMINION | 12 P.M.
LONG ISLAND AT BAYLOR | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
IOWA STATE AT OHIO | 12 P.M.
CENTRAL CONNECTICUT AT KENT STATE | 12 P.M.
NORTH DAKOTA AT BOISE STATE | 12 P.M. | FS1
HOLY CROSS AT YALE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
CORNELL AT LEHIGH | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
STONEHILL AT GEORGETOWN | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
COLUMBIA AT LAFAYETTE | 12:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ST. THOMAS (MINN.) AT HARVARD | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
DAVIDSON AT MARIST | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
PENN AT COLGATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
WEBER STATE AT UTAH | 2 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
VMI AT NC STATE | 2 P.M. | CW NETWORK
UMASS AT EASTERN MICHIGAN | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
NORFOLK STATE AT TEMPLE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
INDIANA STATE AT BALL STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
LAMAR AT SOUTH DAKOTA | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
ROBERT MORRIS AT YOUNGSTOWN STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
CENTRAL MICHIGAN AT NOTRE DAME | 2:30 P.M. | PEACOCK
ILLINOIS STATE AT EASTERN ILLINOIS | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
FLORIDA MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY AT GRAMBLING | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
STETSON AT MONTANA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH CAROLINA AT GEORGIA | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
ALABAMA AT SOUTH FLORIDA | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
SAN DIEGO STATE AT OREGON STATE | 3:30 P.M. | FS1
OKLAHOMA AT TULSA | 3:30 P.M.
WESTERN MICHIGAN AT IOWA | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
NORTHWESTERN AT DUKE | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
VIRGINIA TECH AT RUTGERS | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL AT UCONN | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
EAST CAROLINA AT APPALACHIAN STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MINNESOTA AT NORTH CAROLINA | 3:30 P.M.
CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
DRAKE VS. SOUTH DAKOTA STATE (MINNEAPOLIS, MINN.) | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN KENTUCKY AT OHIO STATE | 4 P.M. | FOX
UL MONROE AT TEXAS A&M | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
TULANE AT SOUTHERN MISS | 4 P.M. | ESPNU
IDAHO AT CAL | 4 P.M.
UTAH TECH AT NORTHERN ARIZONA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
SE LOUISIANA AT EASTERN WASHINGTON | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY AT PORTLAND STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
BROWN AT BRYANT | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
WILLIAM & MARY AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
PRINCETON AT SAN DIEGO | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON AT MICHIGAN STATE | 5 P.M. | PEACOCK
NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL AT UCLA | 5 P.M.
NORTHERN COLORADO AT WASHINGTON STATE | 5 P.M.
FURMAN AT KENNESAW STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
TOWSON AT MORGAN STATE | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA STATE AT CHARLOTTE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN CAROLINA AT EASTERN KENTUCKY | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
UNI AT IDAHO STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
GARDNER-WEBB AT TENNESSEE STATE | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
PRESBYTERIAN AT WOFFORD | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
THE CITADEL AT CHATTANOOGA | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
VILLANOVA AT UCF | 6:30 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE AT FLORIDA | 7 P.M. | ESPN
SAMFORD AT AUBURN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+/SECN+
NORTH TEXAS AT LOUISIANA TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
MURRAY STATE AT MIDDLE TENNESSEE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT NEBRASKA | 7 P.M. | FS1
VANDERBILT AT UNLV | 7 P.M. | CBSSN
MIAMI (OHIO) AT CINCINNATI | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH ALABAMA AT OKLAHOMA STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TARLETON STATE AT TEXAS TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LOUISIANA AT UAB | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
PRAIRIE VIEW A&M AT SMU | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS SOUTHERN AT RICE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
DUQUESNE AT COASTAL CAROLINA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
STONY BROOK AT ARKANSAS STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
JAMES MADISON AT TROY | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
SAN JOSE STATE AT TOLEDO | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA A&M AT SOUTHERN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT AUSTIN PEAY | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH ALABAMA AT TENNESSEE TECH | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
HOUSTON CHRISTIAN AT UT MARTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
STEPHEN F. AUSTIN AT NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHERN ILLINOIS AT SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LINDENWOOD AT WESTERN ILLINOIS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
BOWLING GREEN AT MICHIGAN | 7:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
GEORGIA TECH AT OLE MISS | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
BYU AT ARKANSAS | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN2
AKRON AT KENTUCKY | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
SYRACUSE AT PURDUE | 7:30 P.M. | NBC
PITT AT WEST VIRGINIA | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
FLORIDA ATLANTIC AT CLEMSON | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
WYOMING AT TEXAS | 8 P.M. | LONGHORN NETWORK
HAWAI’I AT OREGON | 8 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
TCU AT HOUSTON | 8 P.M. | FOX
NEW MEXICO STATE AT NEW MEXICO | 8 P.M. | MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
SACRAMENTO STATE AT STANFORD | 8 P.M.
LINCOLN (CA) AT CAL POLY | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
FERRIS STATE AT MONTANA | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UIW AT ABILENE CHRISTIAN | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
JACKSON STATE AT TEXAS STATE | 8:30 P.M. | ESPN+
COLORADO STATE AT COLORADO | 10 P.M. | ESPN
SOUTHERN UTAH AT UC DAVIS | 10 P.M. | ESPN+
FRESNO STATE AT ARIZONA STATE | 10:30 P.M.
KANSAS AT NEVADA | 10:30 P.M. | CBSSN
UTEP AT ARIZONA | 11 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT ATLANTA FALCONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS AT PITTSBURGH STEELERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
GREEN BAY PACKERS AT CHICAGO BEARS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
LAS VEGAS RAIDERS AT DENVER BRONCOS 2:25P (MT) 4:25P CBS
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT LOS ANGELES CHARGERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P CBS
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS 4:25P (ET) 4:25P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
DALLAS COWBOYS AT NEW YORK GIANTS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
BUFFALO BILLS AT NEW YORK JETS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN/ABC
*******MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL*******
MILWAUKEE 9 NY YANKEES 2
MINNESOTA 8 NY METS 4
HOUSTON 7 SAN DIEGO 5
TORONTO 5 KANSAS CITY 1
TAMPA BAY 7 SEATTLE 5
BALTIMORE 13 BOSTON 12
DETROIT 3 CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1
TEXAS 3 OAKLAND 2
LA ANGELS 6 CLEVELAND 2
ARIZONA 3 CHICAGO CUBS 2 (10)
WASHINGTON 7 LA DODGERS 6 (11)
PHILADELPHIA 8 MIAMI 4
ST. LOUIS 4 CINCINNATI 3
PITTSBURGH 8 ATLANTA 4
SAN FRANCISCO 9 COLORADO 1
******MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL******
TOLEDO 13 INDIANAPOLIS 2
SOUTH BEND 5 QUAD CITIES 2
FT. WAYNE 7 DAYTON 1
NO GAMES SCHEDULED
******MAJOR LEAGUE SOCCER******
DC 0 SAN JOSE 0
MIAMI 3 KANSAS CITY 2
MINNESOTA 1 NEW ENGLAND 1
PORTLAND 2 LAFC 0
******TOP NATIONAL HEADLINES******
COLLEGE FOOTBALL-TOP 25 ROUND-UP
NO. 11 TEXAS SURGES PAST NO. 3 ALABAMA
No. 11 Texas said an early hello to the Southeastern Conference by scoring three touchdowns in the fourth quarter to stun No. 3 Alabama 34-24 on Saturday night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
One year after losing to Alabama by one point at home, and one year before becoming a member of the SEC, Texas (2-0) snapped Alabama’s 21-game home winning streak. Quinn Ewers led Texas with 24-for-38 passing for 349 yards and three touchdowns, two to Adonai Mitchell.
Texas coach Steve Sarkisian joined Jimbo Fisher and Kirby Smart as the only former Nick Saban assistants to beat the Alabama coach. Alabama (1-1) lost a regular-season nonconference game for the first time since 2007. Tide quarterback Jalen Milroe completed 14 of 27 passes for 255 yards with two interceptions.
Alabama committed 10 penalties for 90 yards, two of them nullifying would-be touchdown receptions by Jermaine Burton.
No. 1 Georgia 45, Ball State 3
Carson Beck passed for 283 yards and two touchdowns and the Bulldogs rolled over the Cardinals in Athens, Ga.
Roderick Robinson II, Dillon Bell and Kendall Milton each scored a rushing touchdown. A dozen players caught at least one pass for Georgia. Mekhi Mews put the Bulldogs (2-0) on the board with a 69-yard punt return early in the second quarter, the first score of a 31-point barrage in the period.
Georgia limited Ball State to 224 total yards. Ball State quarterback Kadin Semonza was picked off three times in the first half. Layne Hatcher passed for 82 yards for the Cardinals (0-2).
No. 2 Michigan 35, UNLV 7
Blake Corum rushed for three touchdowns and J.J. McCarthy tossed two touchdown passes as the Wolverines shredded the Rebels in a nonconference game at Ann Arbor, Mich.
McCarthy’s scoring passes went to Roman Wilson, who has caught five in two games. McCarthy completed 22 of 25 passes for 278 yards while recording the second-highest completion percentage (88.0) in school history.
Corum rushed for 80 yards on 15 carries before exiting. Wilson had 89 yards on four receptions for the Wolverines (2-0). Doug Brumfield completed 10 of 19 passes for 100 yards for the Rebels (1-1). Jordan Younge-Humphrey scored on a 20-yard run for UNLV, which had just 61 rushing yards on 31 attempts.
No. 4 Florida State 66, Southern Miss 13
Trey Benson ran for three touchdowns and Jordan Travis passed for two as the Seminoles (2-0) followed their impressive Week 1 rout of LSU with a nonconference blowout of the Golden Eagles (1-1) in Tallahassee, Fla.
Backup quarterback Tate Rodemaker also tossed two scoring strikes for the Seminoles, who established a 31-3 halftime lead and never looked back. Florida State rolled up 554 total yards and punted only twice.
Travis connected on 15 of 29 passes for 175 yards, all in the first half. Benson finished with 79 yards on just nine carries as the Seminoles spread the wealth. They used nine rushers and completed passes to 11 receivers.
No. 5 Ohio State 35, Youngstown State 7
Kyle McCord threw for 258 yards and three first-half touchdowns, two of them to Marvin Harrison Jr., as the Buckeyes downed the Penguins at Columbus, Ohio.
McCord was 14-of-20 passing, including 253 yards in the first half. The output came a week after going 20 of 33 for 239 yards with an interception and no TDs against Indiana.
Harrison had a career-long 71-yard catch to make it 7-0 less than three minutes into the game, and his 39-yard TD catch put the Buckeyes ahead 14-7 late in the first quarter. TreVeyon Henderson added two rushing scores for Ohio State.
No. 6 Southern California 56, Stanford 10
Caleb Williams passed for 281 yards and three touchdowns and also rushed for a score in one half of action to help the Trojans trounce the Cardinal in Los Angeles.
MarShawn Lloyd, Austin Jones and Miller Moss rushed for touchdowns, and Dorian Singer, Brenden Rice and Lake McRee had scoring receptions for the Trojans (3-0, 1-0 Pac-12). Zachariah Branch returned a punt 75 yards for another USC touchdown.
Williams, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, completed 19 of 21 passes before calling it a night with the Trojans leading 49-3 at the half. Stanford’s Ashton Daniels sustained an apparent injury to his throwing arm when USC’s Solomon Byrd fiercely hit the arm while sacking him in the opening minute of the second quarter. Daniels, who was 2 of 7 for 19 yards and one interception, didn’t return.
No. 7 Penn State 63, Delaware 7
Nicholas Singleton rushed for three touchdowns and Kaytron Allen added 103 rushing yards and a score to help the Nittany Lions roll past the FCS Fightin’ Blue Hens at University Park, Pa.
Drew Allar completed 22 of 26 passes for 204 yards and one touchdown and also rushed for a score for Penn State (2-0). Tyler Warren caught a touchdown pass for Penn State, which racked up 33 first downs and totaled 541 yards. Marcus Yarns rushed for 86 yards on six carries, including a 66-yard scoring run for Delaware (1-1).
The Blue Hens, ranked No. 19 in the FCS Coaches Poll, had just 140 yards and five first downs. Ryan O’Connor was just 3-of-10 passing for 21 yards for Delaware. Zach Marker completed 3 of 7 passes for 37 yards and one interception. Penn State ran 91 plays to Delaware’s 41.
No. 8 Washington 43, Tulsa 10
Michael Penix Jr. completed 28 of 38 passes for 409 yards and three touchdowns as the Huskies defeated the Golden Hurricane in a nonconference game in Seattle.
Wide receivers Ja’Lynn Polk and Rome Odunze rushed for touchdowns for the Huskies (2-0). Jalen McMillan made eight receptions for 120 yards and a touchdown, and Odunze had seven catches for 107 yards and another score as the Huskies amassed 563 yards of total offense.
Tulsa redshirt freshman quarterback Cardell Williams, making his first start because Braylon Braxton was nursing an ankle injury, didn’t make it through the first half. He was 6-of-14 passing for 65 yards and an interception before being replaced by Roman Fuller. Jordan Ford, Bill Jackson and Anthony Watkins all gained more than 50 yards on the ground as the Golden Hurricane (1-1) rushed 40 times for 168 yards.
No. 9 Tennessee 30, Austin Peay 13
Joe Milton III threw for two touchdowns and rushed for one more as the Volunteers pulled away for a win over the Governors in Knoxville, Tenn.
Milton completed 21 of 33 passes for 228 yards for Tennessee (2-0). Ramel Keyton and McCallan Castles each had one touchdown reception.
Mike DiLiello completed 29 of 39 passes for 260 yards with one touchdown and one interception for Austin Peay (0-2). Trey Goodman led the Governors’ receivers with three catches for 70 yards and a touchdown.
No. 10 Notre Dame 45, NC State 24
Sam Hartman threw four touchdowns in a return to his home state as the Fighting Irish defeated the Wolfpack behind a big fourth quarter at Raleigh, N.C.
Audric Estime ran for 134 yards and two touchdowns as the Irish (3-0) found ways to move the ball in the air and on the ground. Hartman, who is in his first season with the Irish, completed 15 of 24 passes for 286 yards. Two of the TD passes went to Holden Staes as the Irish scored the first 21 points of the fourth quarter.
Wolfpack quarterback Brennan Armstrong was intercepted three times while going 22-for-47 for 260 yards and two touchdowns as NC State fell to 1-1.
No. 12 Utah 20, Baylor 13
Jaylon Glover ran 11 yards for a touchdown with 17 seconds remaining to lift the Utes over the host Bears in Waco, Texas.
Ja’Quinden Jackson ran for 129 yards on 19 carries for Utah (2-0), while the Utes’ two quarterbacks, Nate Johnson and Bryson Barnes, passed for a combined 153 yards.
Baylor quarterback Sawyer Robertson finished with 218 yards passing and two interceptions. Baylor (0-2) made a spirited attempt to tie the game late, but Robertson’s pass into the end zone fell incomplete as time expired.
No. 13 Oregon 38, Texas Tech 30
Camden Lewis made a 34-yard field goal with 1:10 remaining, linebacker Jeffrey Bassa added a pick-six with 35 seconds to go, and the Ducks escaped Lubbock, Texas, with a victory over the Red Raiders.
Oregon (2-0) trailed 27-18 entering the fourth quarter before outscoring the Red Raiders 20-3 in the final session. Bassa capped the scoring with a 45-yard interception return for a touchdown to erase Texas Tech’s comeback hopes.
Tyler Shough passed for three touchdowns and rushed for one more for Texas Tech (0-2). The Red Raiders were at Oregon 33-yard line with eight seconds left, but Shough’s final heave was intercepted.
Shough finished 24 of 40 for 282 yards, three touchdowns and three interceptions. He also rushed 23 times for 101 yards and a score. Oregon’s Bo Nix completed 32 of 44 passes for 359 yards and two touchdowns.
No. 14 LSU 72, Grambling State 10
Jayden Daniels threw five touchdown passes in the first half and the LSU Tigers bounced back from a season-opening loss to rout the Grambling State Tigers in Baton Rouge, La.
Daniels completed 18 of 24 passes for 269 yards to lead LSU (1-1) to a 42-10 halftime lead against FCS Grambling (0-2). Brian Thomas Jr. caught two of Daniels’ touchdown passes and Chris Hilton Jr., Malik Nabers and Kyren Lacy each caught one. Logan Diggs rushed for 115 yards and a touchdown.
Myles Crawley completed 14 of 25 passes for 148 yards with one touchdown and one interception, and Chance Williams rushed for 106 yards on seven carries for the visitors.
No. 15 Kansas State 42, Troy 13
Will Howard threw for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Wildcats routed Troy in Manhattan, Kan. Howard finished 21-for-32 passing for 250 yards and one interception.
The defense showed up for the Wildcats (2-0), holding Troy to just 286 yards of total offense, one week after the Trojans amassed 540 yards and 48 points.
Gunnar Watson completed 17 of 32 passes for 167 yards, one touchdown and one interception for the Trojans (1-1).
No. 16 Oregon State 55, UC Davis 7
DJ Uiagalelei threw two first-half touchdown passes and ran for another score to spur the Beavers to a victory over the Aggies in Corvallis, Ore.
Uiagalelei, making his home debut after transferring from Clemson, completed 8 of 13 passes for 107 yards as the Beavers built a 38-0 halftime lead, allowing him to remain on the sidelines as freshman Aidan Chiles continued the rout. Damien Martinez contributed 104 rushing yards on seven carries, scoring on a 64-yard touchdown run on the first play from scrimmage for Oregon State (2-0).
UC Davis running back Lan Larison rushed for 58 yards on 15 carries. He also completed his only pass attempt out of the Wildcat formation for 12 yards. Miles Hastings was limited to 51 passing yards for the Aggies (1-1), completing 12 of 22 attempts with an interception.
No. 17 North Carolina 40, Appalachian State 34 (2 OTs)
Quarterback Drake Maye ran 13 yards for a touchdown in the second overtime and the Tar Heels’ defense made it stand up against the Mountaineers (1-1) in Chapel Hill, N.C.
Omarion Hampton’s third touchdown run in the first overtime helped North Carolina (2-0) extend the game. He ended up with 234 rushing yards on 26 carries.
Maye threw for 208 yards on 21-for-30 passing.
No. 18 Oklahoma 28, SMU 11
Tawee Walker ran for a career-high 117 yards to lift the Sooners over the Mustangs in Norman, Okla.
Walker, a junior walk-on who was a surprise co-No. 1 running back to start the season, hadn’t run for more than 44 yards in a game entering Saturday. Walker also had three catches for 25 yards. He had just one career reception before Saturday’s game.
Dillon Gabriel threw for 176 yards and four touchdowns on 19-of-27 passing for the Sooners (2-0). Preston Stone was 26-of-45 passing for 250 yards with a touchdown and an interception for the Mustangs (1-1).
Washington State 31, No. 19 Wisconsin 22
Cameron Ward threw two touchdown passes and directed a late scoring drive as the Cougars won the nonconference game in Pullman, Wash., upsetting a ranked Badgers team for the second straight season.
Wisconsin (1-1), which trailed 24-9 at the half, was within 24-22 with the ball on the Cougars’ 49-yard line with 9:45 remaining, but running back Chez Mellusi fumbled on the second play.
Ward then directed a 10-play, 57-yard march, capped by Nakia Watson’s 1-yard plunge to put the Cougars (2-0) up 31-22 with 5:30 remaining. Ward completed 20 of 32 passes for 212 yards and two touchdowns, and added a team-high 43 rushing yards on 17 attempts.
No. 20 Ole Miss 37, No. 24 Tulane 20
Jaxson Dart threw two touchdown passes, Quinshon Judkins rushed for a touchdown and the Rebels held off the Green Wave in the nonconference matchup in New Orleans.
Dart completed 17 of 27 passes for 267 yards and helped Ole Miss (2-0) come back from a 17-7 second-quarter deficit.
Tulane (1-1) played without starting quarterback Michael Pratt, who sustained a knee injury a week earlier. Third-year sophomore Kai Horton made his second career start in Pratt’s place and completed 15 of 37 passes for 231 yards, with one touchdown and one interception.
No. 21 Duke 42, Lafayette 7
Jordan Waters ran for 112 yards and two touchdowns as the Blue Devils beat the visiting Leopards at Durham, N.C.
Riley Leonard completed all 12 of his pass attempts for 136 yards and a touchdown in less than three quarters as the Blue Devils (2-0) followed Monday night’s conquest of visiting Clemson with a drilling of an FCS foe. Duke, playing as a nationally ranked team for the first time since 2018, cranked out 515 yards of total offense.
Dean DeNobile completed 9 of 17 passes for 87 yards and a touchdown for Lafayette (1-1). The Leopards, who opened the season by winning at Sacred Heart, were held to 213 yards of total offense and DeNobile was intercepted twice.
No. 22 Colorado 36, Nebraska 14
Shedeur Sanders passed for 393 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for another score and the Buffaloes doubled last season’s victory total with a nonconference victory over the Cornhuskers in Boulder, Colo.
Tar’Varish Dawson scored two touchdowns (one receiving, one rushing) and Jace Feely kicked three field goals for the Buffaloes (2-0), who were a woeful 1-11 last season before new coach Deion Sanders dramatically overhauled the roster. Xavier Weaver caught 10 passes for 170 yards and one touchdown for Colorado.
Jeff Sims rushed for a touchdown and completed 9 of 15 passes for 106 yards for Nebraska (0-2). But he also was intercepted once and lost three fumbles to hinder the offense for the second straight game. Sims threw three interceptions in the Cornhuskers’ season-opening 13-10 loss to Minnesota on Aug. 31.
Miami 48, No. 23 Texas A&M 33
Tyler Van Dyke fired a career-high five touchdown passes — three of them to Jacolby George — leading the host Hurricanes over the Aggies (1-1).
Miami All-American safety Kamren Kinchens, who had one interception and a fumble recovery, was carted off the field on a stretcher with 1:58 left in the game after a big hit and airlifted to a nearby hospital.
Van Dyke completed 21 of 30 passes for 374 yards and no interceptions to lead Miami (2-0).
No. 25 Clemson 66, Charleston Southern 17
Cade Klubnik threw for four touchdowns and the Tigers survived a nervous first half to defeat the visiting Buccaneers.
Five days after a 28-7 upset loss at Duke, Clemson (1-1) trailed 14-7 late in the first quarter due to mistakes on offense. The Tigers outscored the Buccaneers 42-0 after halftime.
Beaux Collins caught seven passes for 137 yards and a touchdown and Antonio Williams had five for 64 yards and two scores for Clemson. Tony Bartalo went 6-for-14 for 61 yards and an interception for Charleston Southern (1-1).
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INDIANA def. Indiana State, 41-7: Tayven Jackson completed 18 of 21 passes for 236 yards and added a 10-yard touchdown run in his first career start, and Indiana racked up 558 yards of total offense Friday night in a 41-7 rout of visiting Indiana State. Jaylin Lucas finished with 10 carries for 88 yards and four catches for 39 yards. His pair of 25-yard TD runs opened the scoring in the first quarter. Jackson’s scamper up the middle made it 21-0 at the end of the period and the Hoosiers (1-1) were never threatened the rest of the way. [FULL RECAP]
Kansas def. ILLINOIS, 34-23: Jalon Daniels threw for 280 yards and two touchdowns in his season debut, Devin Neal ran for 120 yards and a score, and Kansas beat Illinois 34-23 on Friday night in the first meeting between the Power Five schools since 1968. The Illini’s Luke Altmyer threw for 202 yards and a touchdown while running for 70 and two more scores, and he showed some moxie by bouncing back from a crushing blow from Kansas defensive lineman Austin Booker to lead a fourth-quarter rally. [FULL RECAP]
Colorado def. NEBRASKA, 36-14: Shedeur Sanders accounted for three scores, Colorado’s defense forced four turnovers and the 22nd-ranked Buffaloes beat longtime rival Nebraska 36-14 on Saturday. [FULL RECAP]
OHIO STATE def. Youngstown State, 35-7: Kyle McCord threw for three touchdowns in the first half, two of them to All-American Marvin Harrison Jr., and No. 5 Ohio State blew past Youngstown State 35-7 on Saturday. McCord, starting for the Buckeyes in his third year in the program, was 14 for 20 for 258 yards and also threw a scoring pass to Emeka Egbuka, a solid bounce-back against a lesser opponent after a shaky opener at Indiana last week. [FULL RECAP]
PENN STATE def. Delaware, 63-7: Nick Singleton ran for three touchdowns and No. 7 Penn State’s defense was nearly perfect as the Nittany Lions defeated Delaware 63-7 on Saturday. Kaytron Allen ran for 103 yards and a touchdown, while quarterbacks Drew Allar and Beau Pribula each scored on second-half runs for the Nittany Lions who dominated their FCS counterparts. Penn State (2-0) scored touchdowns on its first four possessions. All of Singleton’s and Allen’s scores came inside five yards and ended long drives that wore the Blue Hens (1-1) down. [FULL RECAP]
PURDUE def. Virginia Tech, 24-17: Hudson Card threw for 248 yards and rushed for a score to lift Purdue to a 24-17 victory over Virginia Tech on Saturday after a lengthy weather delay. Card’s 1-yard run with eight minutes remaining was the difference for the Boilermakers (1-1), who handed first-year coach Ryan Walters his first victory and took some of the sting out of a 39-35 defeat to Fresno State in the season opener. [FULL RECAP]
MICHIGAN def. UNLV, 35-7: Blake Corum ran for three touchdowns and J.J. McCarthy threw two more scoring passes to Roman Wilson to help No. 2 Michigan rout UNLV 35-7 Saturday. Corum had 80 yards rushing on 15 carries and caught two passes for 23 yards. McCarthy completed his first 13 passes and finished 22 of 25 for 278 yards and two touchdown passes to Wilson, who had four receptions for 89 yards and has five touchdown receptions through two games. [FULL RECAP]
MICHIGAN STATE def. Richmond, 45-14: Nathan Carter ran for 111 yards and three touchdowns and Noah Kim three scoring passes to lead Michigan State to an 45-14 victory over Richmond on Saturday. Carter had scoring runs of 2, 44 and 6 yards in the third quarter to put the game out of reach for the Spartans (2-0). Kim started the game hitting only three of his first seven pass attempts and then completed 15 straight to finish 18 of 22 for 292 yards. He had scoring passes to Tre Mosley, Tyneil Hopper and Antonio Gates Jr. [FULL RECAP]
NORTHWESTERN def. UTEP, 38-7: Ben Bryant threw for a touchdown and ran for one, and Northwestern used a huge second half to beat UTEP 38-7 Saturday afternoon for its first win. The Wildcats (1-1) scored all but seven of their points in the second half in stopping a 12-game losing streak and giving interim coach David Braun his first victory. Bryant threw an 18-yard touchdown to Thomas Gordon on the opening drive of the third. He scored from the 1 just over two minutes later, after Xander Mueller returned an interception 28 yards to the 3. [FULL RECAP]
IOWA def. Iowa State, 20-13: Jaziun Patterson rushed for 86 yards and a touchdown, Iowa’s defense made a final stand in the last two minutes, and the Hawkeyes beat Iowa State 20-13 on Saturday to take back the CyHawk Trophy and give Kirk Ferentz his 200th win as a Division I coach. The Cyclones scored with 2:53 left to make it a seven-point game, and they got the ball back a minute later after forcing a three-and-out. But they turned over the ball on downs when Ethan Hurkett stuffed Cartevious Norton for a 2-yard loss on fourth-and-1, and Cade McNamara took a knee twice to run out the clock. [FULL RECAP]
MINNESOTA def. Eastern Michigan, 25-6: Darius Taylor ran for 193 of Minnesota’s 296 yards and a touchdown, and the Gophers pulled away in the second half to beat Eastern Michigan 25-6 Saturday night. Sean Tyler added 93 yards on the ground for Minnesota, which had just 55 rushing yards in last week’s season-opening 13-10 win against Nebraska. [FULL RECAP]
MINNESOTA def. Eastern Michigan, 25-6: Darius Taylor ran for 193 of Minnesota’s 296 yards and a touchdown, and the Gophers pulled away in the second half to beat Eastern Michigan 25-6 Saturday night. Sean Tyler added 93 yards on the ground for Minnesota, which had just 55 rushing yards in last week’s season-opening 13-10 win against Nebraska. [FULL RECAP]
RUTGERS def. Temple, 36-7: Kyle Monangai ran for a career-high 165 yards and a touchdown to lead Rutgers to a 36-7 win over Temple Saturday night. Monangai carried the ball a career-high 28 times for a 5.9 average as Rutgers (2-0, 1-0 Big Ten) defeated Temple for the seventh straight time. Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt threw for 199 yards and a touchdown as the Scarlet Knights pounded out 458 total yards. [FULL RECAP]
Washington State def. WISCONSIN, 31-22: Cameron Ward passed for 212 yards and two touchdowns and added another 43 yards rushing, Nakia Watson scored on a 1-yard run with 5:30 remaining and Washington State upset No. 19 Wisconsin 31-22 on Saturday night. Wisconsin (1-1) scored 16 straight points and was driving in the fourth quarter with a chance to take the lead before running back Chez Mellusi fumbled near midfield. [FULL RECAP]
******MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL******
MLB ROUNDUP: D-BACKS CLIP CUBS AS NL WILD-CARD RACE TIGHTENS
Tommy Pham hit what proved to be the game-winning, run-scoring single in the 10th inning and the Arizona Diamondbacks beat the Cubs 3-2 on Saturday to take their second one-run road decision from Chicago in as many days.
Arizona managed just one run in seven innings against Chicago starter Justin Steele. But Diamondbacks starter Merrill Kelly limited the Cubs to one run over 5 2/3 innings, and relievers Ryan Thompson, Andrew Saalfrank and Kevin Ginkel (8-0) combined to hold Chicago scoreless over 3 1/3 innings to force extras.
In the top of the 10th, Gabriel Moreno scored on Daniel Palencia’s wild pitch and Pham then singled to left, scoring Jordan Lawlar for a 3-1 lead. The two-run cushion proved necessary, as Chicago halved the deficit on Cody Bellinger’s two-out RBI single that scored Mike Tauchman.
Arizona heads into Sunday’s finale looking for a sweep in the four-game set. The three-game skid has sliced the Cubs’ lead over the Diamondbacks in the wild-card race to one game.
Nationals 7, Dodgers 6 (11 innings)
Washington scored on a wild pitch by Gus Varland with two outs in the bottom of the 11th inning to defeat visiting Los Angeles on a long day at the ballpark.
Enrique Hernandez’s two-out single in the top of the 10th inning gave the Dodgers the lead. Keibert Ruiz tied it with a single in the bottom of the inning.
The game began after a weather delay that lasted more than four hours. This came after the teams waited through a long seventh-inning rain delay Friday night.
Orioles 13, Red Sox 12
James McCann hit two home runs to help visiting Baltimore stretch its winning streak to seven games by beating Boston.
McCann belted a two-run home run in the fourth inning and a solo shot in the sixth. Aaron Hicks hit his eighth homer of the season, Jordan Westburg added his third and Gunnar Henderson smacked his 24th for the Orioles. Baltimore’s seven consecutive victories have all come on the road.
The Red Sox scored three runs against Yennier Cano in the bottom of the ninth but stranded the tying run on third base. Boston has lost four games in a row overall and has dropped its last six home games. Wilyer Abreu collected five of Boston’s 23 hits in the loss.
Twins 8, Mets 4
Max Kepler had a pinch-hit, three-run triple and Willi Castro went 3-for-4 with a homer, a double and two runs to lead Minnesota to a victory over New York in Minneapolis.
Kyle Farmer went 3-for-4 with a double and two RBIs and Donovan Solano had a two-run single for the Twins, who have won four of their last five games. Kenta Maeda (4-7) picked up the win, allowing two runs on five hits over 5 1/3 innings.
Pete Alonso, Brandon Nimmo and DJ Stewart all homered for New York, which lost its third straight game. David Peterson (3-8) suffered the loss while allowing three runs on eight hits in six innings.
Blue Jays 5, Royals 1
George Springer had two homers and four RBIs, Kevin Gausman struck out 10 in eight dominant innings and Toronto defeated visiting Kansas City.
Springer hit two solo home runs and a two-run single in going 3-for-4. Gausman (11-8) allowed one run on two hits and one walk. The Blue Jays are 9-5 on their stretch of 15 games against teams with sub-.500 records.
Edward Olivares hit a solo home run for the Royals, who have lost three games in a row.
Rays 7, Mariners 5
Yandy Diaz hit a walk-off, two-run homer as Tampa Bay rallied to beat Seattle in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Tampa Bay trailed 4-1 after two innings but emerged with the win after Diaz’s two-run blast off Tayler Saucedo (3-2). Diaz finished with three RBIs for the Rays, who moved a season-high 31 games over .500.
Julio Rodriguez set a career high with his 29th homer and Ty France singled in two runs for Seattle. Colin Poche (11-3) pitched a scoreless ninth inning for the win.
Brewers 9, Yankees 2
Tyrone Taylor hit a go-ahead homer to spark a three-run eighth inning and Milwaukee pulled away for a victory over host New York after a long rain delay.
The Brewers produced five straight hits to open the eighth. William Contreras added a two-run single in the ninth. Jonathan Loaisiga (0-2), who gave up Taylor’s home run, took the loss.
The Yankees lost their third straight game following a five-game winning streak. Trying to avoid its first losing season since 1992, New York dropped two games under .500 and was held to four hits.
Phillies 8, Marlins 4
Kyle Schwarber homered and drove in three runs to lift host Philadelphia past Miami.
Brandon Marsh hit a three-run double and a single and Nick Castellanos added two hits and two RBIs for the Phillies. Philadelphia starter Aaron Nola tossed 4 1/3 innings and allowed seven hits and four runs. Jeff Hoffman (4-2) earned the win with 1 2/3 innings of relief.
Garrett Hampson homered and singled twice and Jazz Chisholm Jr. added two hits for the Marlins. Starter Johnny Cueto (1-4) lasted only 3 2/3 innings and gave up five hits and five runs.
Tigers 3, White Sox 1
Tarik Skubal tossed five strong innings, Matt Vierling homered and host Detroit topped Chicago.
Skubal (5-3) allowed only two hits while striking out nine. Alex Lange retired all four batters he faced to collect his 22nd save.
Luis Robert Jr. drove in the lone run for the White Sox. Jose Urena (0-5), making his Chicago debut after being recalled from Triple-A Charlotte, gave up one run in four innings.
Cardinals 4, Reds 3
Willson Contreras hit a homer and drove in three runs as visiting St. Louis edged Cincinnati.
Harrison Bader went 1-for-3 with a walk, a stolen base and an RBI for the Reds, who lost their third straight game. Tyler Stephenson and Alejo Lopez drove in the other Cincinnati runs.
Starting pitcher Zack Thompson (5-5) allowed three runs on five hits for the Cardinals, who won for the fifth time in six games. Thompson struck out six and walked three.
Rangers 3, Athletics 2
Robbie Grossman scored on a wild pitch in the seventh inning and Texas held on for a win over Oakland in the second game of a three-game series in Arlington, Texas.
Leody Taveras had two hits and an RBI for Texas, which ended a four-game losing streak. Oakland reliever Lucas Erceg (3-4) got the first two batters out in the seventh, but then issued three straight walks. Francisco Perez came in and bounced an 0-2 slider to Jonathan Ornelas and the ball got away, allowing Grossman to score for a 3-2 lead.
Zack Gelof hit a game-tying, two-run homer in the seventh for the A’s, who had won two games in a row and five of their last seven.
Astros 7, Padres 5
Kyle Tucker hit a two-run double as part of a five-run fifth inning and Houston beat visiting San Diego to end a six-game home losing skid.
The Astros extended their lead in the American League West to 1 1/2 games over the Seattle Mariners by sending 10 batters to the plate while recording eight hits in the fifth.
Houston chased Padres starter Seth Lugo in the process and added another run off reliever Nick Martinez when four consecutive batters recorded singles to flip a two-run deficit into a 7-4 lead.
Pirates 8, Braves 4
Bryan Reynolds went 3-for-5 with a homer as visiting Pittsburgh downed Atlanta.
Liover Peguero also homered, Ke’Bryan Hayes added an RBI double and four players — Endy Rodriguez, Jack Suwinski, Ji Hwan Bae and Miguel Andujar — hit RBI singles for the Pirates, who have won eight of their last 11 games.
Matt Olson homered and hit an RBI single, and Ronald Acuna Jr. and Ozzie Albies each added a run-scoring single for the Braves, who missed a chance to clinch a playoff spot.
Giants 9, Rockies 1
Thairo Estrada hit Chase Anderson’s third pitch of the game for a two-run home run, Logan Webb shut out visiting Colorado for six innings and San Francisco made it two straight wins over its National League West rival.
Mike Yastrzemski collected two doubles, two singles, two runs and two RBIs for the Giants, who remained 2 1/2 games out of the NL’s final wild-card spot.
After Yastrzemski belted Anderson’s first pitch of the game off the center field wall for a double, Estrada took a ball before ripping his 11th homer of the season to left field for a lead the Giants never relinquished.
Angels 6, Guardians 2
Tyler Anderson threw eight strong innings and Los Angeles hit four homers to beat visiting Cleveland and take a series lead in the third contest of a four-game set in Anaheim, Calif.
The depleted Angels, without injured slugger Shohei Ohtani for the sixth straight game, started three rookies. Despite the absence of Ohtani (44 homers), the Angels and Guardians exchanged five long balls in the first four innings.
Anderson (6-6) pitched his longest outing of the season. He scattered four hits and a walk, giving up two runs. Lucas Giolito (7-13) made his second start for the Guardians since being acquired on waivers from the Angels on Aug. 31. He gave up four runs on four hits in seven innings.
LOS ANGELES RAMS PUT WR COOPER KUPP ON INJURED RESERVE WITH LINGERING HAMSTRING ISSUE
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) The Los Angeles Rams have placed receiver Cooper Kupp on injured reserve, sidelining him for at least their first four games.
The Rams also put new tight end Hunter Long on injured reserve Saturday, one day before their season opener at Seattle.
Kupp injured his hamstring Aug. 1 in training camp, and he aggravated the injury late last month. The Super Bowl 56 MVP got treatment and saw a specialist in Minnesota in recent days but didn’t improve enough to play.
Kupp also missed the final eight games of last season with an ankle injury. He won the triple crown of receiving in 2021 and was named the AP’s NFL Offensive Player of the Year before leading the Rams to their Super Bowl victory over Cincinnati.
Kupp won’t be eligible to play until the Rams host Philadelphia in Week 5 on Oct. 8.
The Rams also signed kicker Brett Maher and quarterback Brett Rypien from their practice squad ahead of their trip to Seattle to face the Seahawks. Rypien will be the backup to Matthew Stafford in the absence of Stetson Bennett, who wasn’t put on injured reserve despite a shoulder problem likely to prevent him from suiting up in Seattle.
Los Angeles also signed linebacker Troy Reeder from its practice squad.
WEEK ONE NFL GAME NOTES
CAROLINA AT ATLANTA
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023 GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET FOX: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jen Hale SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) CAR: 133 or 383 ATL: 111 or 225
PANTHERS NOTES: QB BRYCE YOUNG was selected No. 1 overall in the 2023 NFL Draft. Can become 3rd Car. rookie QB to start in Week 1 (Cam Newton – 2011; Chris Weinke – 2001). Can become 5th rookie QB selected No. 1 overall since 1967 to win 1st-career start. • RB MILES SANDERS had career highs in rush yards (1,269) & rush TDs (11) with Phi. in 2022. Had 113 scrimmage yards (74 rush, 39 rec.) in his last game vs. Atl. (9/12/21 w/ Phi.). • WR ADAM THIELEN had 534 receptions for 6,682 yards & 55 rec. TDs in 9 seasons with Min., 4th-most rec. TDs by undrafted player since 1967. Had 70 catches for 716 yards & 6 rec. TDs in 2022 & became 3rd undrafted player since 1967 (Antonio Gates & Rod Smith) with 5+ rec. TDs in 6 different seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Atl. with rec. TD. • TE HAYDEN HURST had 52 catches for 414 yards & 2 rec. TDs in 2022 with Cin. Had 82 catches for 792 yards & 9 rec. TDs in 29 games with Atl. (2020-21). • LB BRIAN BURNS led team & set career highs with 12.5 sacks & 17 TFL in 2022. Is 1 of 5 with 7.5 sacks in each of past 4 seasons. • LB FRANKIE LUVU had career highs in tackles (111), TFL (19), sacks (7) & PD (4) in 2022, tied-2nd most TFL in NFL last season. Has 3.5 sacks & 5 TFL in 3 career games vs. Atl. • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON ranks 4th among active players with 111.5 sacks. Had 9.5 sacks with Bal. in 2022. • LB SHAQ THOMPSON led team with career-high 135 tackles in 2022, his 4th-straight 100+ tackle season. • DT DERRICK BROWN ranked 2nd among NFC DL with careerhigh 67 tackles in 2022. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Atl. with TFL. • S VONN BELL had career-high 4 INTs with Cin. in 2022. Is 1 of 2 DBs (Harrison Smith) with 75+ tackles in each of past 7 seasons.
ATLANTA NOTES: ATLANTA ranked 3rd with 2,718 rush yards in 2022, 2nd-most rush yards in single season in team history (2,939 in 2006). • QB DESMOND RIDDER passed for 708 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 86.4 rating in 4 starts in 2022 & became 4th rookie QB ever with 0 INTs in each of his 1st 4 career starts. Has 90+ rating in each of 1st 2 career home starts. • RB BIJAN ROBINSON was selected No. 8 overall in 2023 NFL Draft, 2nd-highest drafted RB in team history. • RB TYLER ALLGEIER had franchise rookie record 1,035 rush yards in 2022. Had 50+ scrimmage yards in all home games last season. Had only career TD catch in last home meeting. • RB CORDARRELLE PATTERSON had career highs in rush yards (695) & rush TDs (8) in 2022. Has NFL-record 9 KR-TDs. • WR DRAKE LONDON had franchise rookie record 72 receptions for 866 yards & 4 rec. TDs in 2022. Had TD catch in last meeting (11/10/22). • TE KYLE PITTS had 28 catches for 356 yards & 2 rec. TDs last season. Had 5 receptions for 80 yards & TD in last home meeting. • DL CALAIS CAMPBELL makes Atl. debut. Leads active players with 165 career TFL & ranks 6th with 99 career sacks. • DL GRADY JARRETT led team with 6 sacks & 12 TFL in 2022, his 3rd-career season with 10+ TFL. Has 4 TFL in his past 4 at home vs. Car. • CB A.J. TERRELL led team with 9 PD last season. • S JESSIE BATES makes Atl. debut. Had career high 4 INTs with Cin. in 2022 & has 3+ INTs in 4 of his 5 career seasons. Ranks 2nd among DBs with 477 tackles since 2018. • S RICHIE GRANT led NFC & ranked 3rd among DBs with career high 122 tackles in 2022.
HOUSTON AT BALTIMORE
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Aditi Kinkhabwala
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) HOU: 109 or 387 BAL: 104 or 227
HOUSTON NOTES: QB C.J. STROUD was selected No. 2 overall in 2023 NFL Draft. Can become 2nd rookie QB in franchise history to start Week 1 game, joining David Carr (2002). • RB DAMEON PIERCE ranked 4th among rookies last seaon with 1,104 scrimmage yards (939 rush, 165 rec.), becoming 3rd rookie in franchise history with 1,000+ scrimmage yards. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY makes Hou. debut. Had career-high 1,099 scrimmage yards (819 rush, 280 rec.) with Buf. in 2022 & is 1 of 9 RBs with 950+ scrimmage yards in each of past 4 seasons. • WR ROBERT WOODS makes Hou. debut. Had 527 rec. yards with Ten. in 2022 & is 1 of 2 players (DeAndre Hopkins) with 500+ rec. yards in each of past 10 seasons. Has 80+ rec. yards in 2 of 3 career games vs. Bal. • WR JOHN METCHIE makes NFL debut after being selected in 2nd round (No. 44 overall) of 2022 NFL Draft. • WR NICO COLLINS set career highs in catches (37) & rec. yards (481) last season. • TE DALTON SCHULTZ makes Hou. debut. Has recorded 55+ catches & 550+ rec. yards in each of past 3 seasons with Dal. • DE JERRY HUGHES led team with 9 sacks & tied for team lead with 10 TFL in 2022. Has 3 sacks in his past 3 vs. Bal. • DE WILL ANDERSON selected No. 3 overall in 2023 NFL Draft. • LB DENZEL PERRYMAN makes Hou. debut after recording career-best 14 TFL last season with LV. • LB CHRISTIAN HARRIS had 74 tackles & 6 TFL as rookie in 2022. • S JALEN PITRE led all rookies & all DBs last season with 147 tackles, tied-most tackles by DB in a season since 2000. Became 4th DB since 2000 with 125+ tackles & 5+ INTs (5) in a season. • S JIMMIE WARD makes Hou. debut after 9-year career with SF.
BALTIMORE NOTES: RAVENS have won 6 of past 7 Kickoff Weekend games, outscoring opponents 228-68. • QB LAMAR JACKSON enters 2023 with 4,437 rush yards, 5thmost by QB in NFL history. Has 5 pass TDs vs. 0 INTs with 134.5 rating in 2 career starts vs. Hou. Has 16 TDs (14 pass, 2 rush) vs. 2 INTs with 117.6 rating in 7 career starts vs. AFC South. Has 12 TD passes (3 per game) in 4 career Week 1 starts. • RB J.K. DOBBINS finished 2022 season with 505 scrimmage yards (101 per game) in final 5 games, incl. playoffs. • TE MARK ANDREWS ranked 3rd among TEs with 847 rec. yards last season & tied-3rd with 73 catches. Had TD catch in last home meeting. Has 4 rec. TDs in his past 4 vs. AFC South. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. makes Bal. debut, playing in 1st game since SB LVI w/ LAR. Had 9 catches for 109 yards in only career game vs. Hou. (9/23/18 w/ NYG). • WR ZAY FLOWERS was selected No. 22 overall in 2023 NFL Draft. • LB ROQUAN SMITH ranked 3rd in NFL with career-high 169 tackles in 2022, becoming 1st LB since 2009 with 150+ tackles, 4+ sacks (4.5) & 3+ INTs (3) in single season. Had 16 tackles & INT in his last game vs. Hou. (9/25/22 w/ Chi.). • LB PATRICK QUEEN had 117 tackles last season & was 1 of 4 in NFL with 100+ tackles, 5+ sacks (5) & 5+ PD (6). • LB ODAFE OWEH had career-best 7 TFL with 3 sacks in 2022. • S MARCUS WILLIAMS led team with 8 PD & 4 INTs in 10 games last season. Had INT in only career game vs. Hou. (9/9/19 w/ NO). • CB MARLON HUMPHREY had 3 INTs & career-best 3 sacks last season. Had 7 tackles, 0.5 sacks & FF in last meeting. • K JUSTIN TUCKER has 57 career made FGs of 50+ yards & can tie Sebastian Janikowski (58) for 2nd-most all-time.
CINCINNATI AT CLEVELAND
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) CIN: 113 or 386 CLE: 158 or 228
CINCINNATI NOTES: QB JOE BURROW ranked tied-2nd in TD passes (35), 5th in pass yards (4,475) & 6th in passer rating (100.8) last season & had career-high 5 rush TDs. Became 3rd player ever with 4,000+ pass yards, 35+ TD passes & 5+ rush TDs in single season. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of 5 career starts vs. Cle. Had 3+ TD passes in 3 of final 4 road games last season. • RB JOE MIXON had 1,255 scrimmage yards (814 rush, 441 rec.) with 9 TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) & career-best 60 catches in 2022. Is 1 of 3 RBs (Nick Chubb & Ezekiel Elliott) with 1,200+ scrimmage yards & 8 TDs in 4 of past 5 seasons. Had 96 rush yards in last meeting. • WR JA’MARR CHASE had career-high 87 catches with 1,046 rec. yards & 9 rec. TDs last season, becoming 4th player ever with 80+ catches & 1,000+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 seasons. Finished season with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 11 straight games, incl. playoffs. Had 10 catches for 119 yards & TD in last meeting. • WR TEE HIGGINS recorded 2nd-straight season with 1,000+ rec. yards (1,029) & had career-high 7 rec. TDs last season. Is 1 of 7 players all-time with 65+ catches, 900+ rec. yards & 5+ rec. TDs in each of 1st 3 seasons. Had rec. TD in last road meeting. • WR TYLER BOYD had 5th-straight season with 55+ catches (58), 750+ rec. yards (762) & 4+ rec. TDs (5) in 2022. • DE TREY HENDRICKSON led team with 8 sacks & 3 FFs last season & has 4th-most sacks (35.5) in NFL since 2020. • DE SAM HUBBARD had 6+ sacks (6.5) for 4th time in 5-year career last season. Had FR in 2 of 3 2022 playoff games, incl. 98-yard TD in AFC-WC. Aims for his 4th in row vs. Cle. with sack. • LB LOGAN WILSON led team with career-high 123 tackles in 2022. Finished season with 6+ tackles in 10 straight games, incl. playoffs. Had career-best 17 tackles in last meeting.
CLEVELAND NOTES: BROWNS look to win consecutive Week 1 games for 1st time since 1993-94 seasons. • QB DESHAUN WATSON had 1,102 pass yards & 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) in 6 starts last season, with 5 TD passes over final 2 games. Has 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT in 3 career starts vs. Cin. • RB NICK CHUBB ranked 3rd in NFL with career-high 1,525 rush yards last season & ranked tied-4th with career-best 13 TDs (12 rush, 1 rec.). Is 5th player ever with 8+ rush TDs in each of 1st 5 seasons. Finished last season with 100+ scrimmage yards in each of final 3 games. Rushed for 101 yards & 2 TDs in last home meeting. Had 798 rush yards (99.8 per game) in 8 2022 home games. • WR AMARI COOPER led team with 78 catches, 1,160 rec. yards & career-high 9 rec. TDs in 2022. Finished last season with 50+ rec. yards in each of final 4 games & had 50+ rec. yards in 7 of 8 home games. Had 131 rec. yards & TD catch in last home meeting. • WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES set career highs in catches (61) & rec. yards (839) last season. Had 8 catches for 114 yards in last meeting & has 50+ rec. yards in 4 of 5 career games vs. Cin. • TE DAVID NJOKU had career-best 58 catches in 2022. Had rec. TD in last meeting & has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 vs. Cin. • DE MYLES GARRETT tied-2nd in NFL with 16 sacks last season & ranked tied-4th with career-best 18 TFL. Is 7th player since 1982 with 10+ sacks in 5 of 1st 6 seasons. Aims for his 7th in row vs. Cin. with sack. Has 11 career sacks vs. Cin., most vs. any opponent. • DE ZA’DARIUS SMITH makes Cle. debut after totaling 10 sacks & 15 TFL in 2022 with Min., his 3rd-career season with 10+ sacks. • CB DENZEL WARD had 15 PD & 3 INTs in 2022 & is only player in NFL with 10+ PD & 2+ INTs in each of past 5 seasons. Has 15 PD in his past 6 games vs. Cin., with 2+ PD in each game.
TAMPA BAY AT MINNESOTA
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) TB: 121 or 388 MIN: 108 or 230
TAMPA BAY NOTES: QB BAKER MAYFIELD makes TB debut. Has 16,288 pass yards & 108 TDs (102 pass, 6 rush) for 86.5 rating in 72 career games (69 starts) since entering NFL in 2018. • RB RACHAAD WHITE had 771 scrimmage yards (481 rush, 290 rec.) & 3 scrimmage TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) as rookie in 2022. Led all rookie RBs & ranked 5th among rookies with 50 catches. • WR MIKE EVANS had 77 catches for 1,124 yards & 6 TDs in 2022 & became 1st player in NFL history with 1,000+ rec. yards in each of his 1st 9 seasons. Can join HOFer Jerry Rice (11 consec. seasons from 1986-96) as only players ever with 1,000+ rec. yards in 10 straight seasons. • WR CHRIS GODWIN had career-high 104 receptions for 1,023 yards & 3 rec. TDs in 2022, incl. 14 games with 5+ catches, 2ndmost in NFL last season. • LB LAVONTE DAVID had 9th-career 100+ tackle season (124) & 9th-career 10+ TFL season (10) in 2022. Is only active player with 25+ sacks (29), 25+ FFs (27) & 10+ INTs (12). Ranks 2nd among active players with 1,344 tackles & 5th with 143 TFL. • LB DEVIN WHITE had 124 tackles, 8 TFL, 5.5 sacks & 5 PD in 2022, his 3rd-straight 100+ tackle season. Had FR in each of his final 3 games last season. • LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 3 sacks & 6 TFL in 8 games last season. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. • DL VITA VEA had career highs in sacks (6.5) & TFL (7) in 2022. • CB CARLTON DAVIS had 63 tackles & 12 PD in 2022 & ranks 2nd in NFL with 60 PD since 2019. • S ANTOINE WINFIELD had career highs in sacks (4) & TFL (7) in 2022 & is only DB with 2+ sacks in each of past 3 seasons. • S RYAN NEAL had 66 tackles & 8 PD in 2022 with Sea.
MINNESOTA NOTES: QB KIRK COUSINS ranked 4th in NFL with 4,547 pass yards & tied-5th with 29 TD passes in 2022 & became 5th player ever with 25+ TD passes in 8+ consecutive seasons. Has 83 TDs (79 pass, 4 rush) vs. 24 INTs for 103.8 rating in 40 career home starts with Min. Has 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 110.4 rating in 2 career starts vs. TB. • RB ALEXANDER MATTISON had career-best 6 TDs (career high 5 rush, 1 rec.) in 2022. Has 2,196 scrimmage yards & 14 scrimmage TDs (11 rush, 3 rec.) in 59 career games. • WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON led NFL with 128 receptions in 2022, 7th-most catches in single season all-time & became 6th player ever with 1,800+ rec. yards (1,809) in single season. Has 4,825 rec. yards, most-ever by player in 1st 3 seasons & became 1st player in NFL history with 1,400+ rec. yards in each of 1st 3 seasons. Is 1 of 3 players in NFL history with 300+ receptions (324) in 1st 3 career seasons. Aims for his 5th in row at home with rec. TD. • WR JORDAN ADDISON was selected in 1st round (No. 23 overall) in 2023 NFL Draft. • TE T.J. HOCKENSON ranked 2nd among TEs with career highs in catches (86) & rec. yards (914) & tied his career high with 6 rec. TDs in 2022. Is 1 of 2 TEs with 60+ catches in each of past 3 seasons. • LB DANIELLE HUNTER had 4th-career season with 10+ sacks (team-high 10.5) & 5th-career season with 10+ TFL (12) in 2022. • LB JORDAN HICKS was 1 of 2 (Fred Warner) with 125+ tackles (129) & 10+ PD (10) in 2022. Is 1 of 3 with 115+ tackles in each of past 4 seasons. • S HARRISON SMITH was 1 of 2 (Minkah Fitzpatrick) with 85+ tackles (85), 10+ PD (10) & 5+ INTs (5) in 2022. Ranks tied-1st among active players with 34 career INTs.
TENNESSEE AT NEW ORLEANS
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Chris Lewis, Jason McCourty, Ross Tucker, Amanda Guerra
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) TEN: 98 or 389 NO: 99 or 231
TENNESSEE NOTES: QB RYAN TANNEHILL had 2,536 pass yards & 15 TDs (13 pass, 2 rush) vs. 6 INTs with 94.6 rating in 12 starts last season. Has 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 119.8 rating in his past 2 starts vs. NO. Aims for his 7th in row vs. NFC with 95+ rating. • RB DERRICK HENRY ranked 2nd in NFL with 1,936 scrimmage yards & 1,538 rush yards in 2022 & ranked tied-2nd with 13 rush TDs, becoming 5th player all-time with 10+ rush TDs in 5 straight seasons. Had 125+ scrimmage yards in each of final 4 games of season. Leads active players with 8,335 rush yards & 78 rush TDs. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS makes Ten. debut after spending past 3 seasons (2020-22) with Az. Had 64 catches for 717 yards in 9 games in 2022. Has 853 career catches, 4th-most ever by player in 1st 10 career seasons. Leads active players in catches & rec. yards (11,298). Has 100+ rec. yards in each of his last 2 games vs. NO. • WR TREYLON BURKS ranked 4th among AFC rookie WRs with 444 rec. yards last season. • TE CHIG OKONKWO led all rookies TEs with 450 rec. yards in 2022 & ranked tied-1st with 3 rec. TDs. • S KEVIN BYARD was 1 of 3 in NFL with 100+ tackles (106) & 4+ INTs (4) last season. Is only player with 4+ INTs in 5 of past 6 seasons. Had 5 tackles & PD in last meeting. • CB SEAN MURPHY-BUNTING makes Ten. debut after 4-year career (2019-22) with TB. Has 2 career INTs vs. NO, incl. postseason. • LB HAROLD LANDRY had career-high 12 sacks in 2021 prior to missing 2022 season due to injury. Had sack in last meeting. • DE DENICO AUTRY led team with 8 sacks in 2022, 3rd-straight season with 7+ sacks. • DT JEFFERY SIMMONS had 2nd-straight seaosn with 7+ sacks (7.5) in 2022.Had 2 sacks & PD in last meeting.
NEW ORLEANS NOTES: QB DEREK CARR makes NO debut. Has 35,222 pass yards & 217 TD passes in 142 career starts. Is 1 of 3 in NFL history with 3,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 9 career seasons. Has 10 TDs vs. 2 INTs for 102 rating in 5 career starts vs. Ten. • TE TAYSOM HILL had career-high 575 rush yards, career-high tying 9 scrimmage TDs (7 rush, 2 rec.) & 2 TD passes in 2022. • RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS led NFL with career-high 17 rush TDs & had career-high 1,066 rush yards in 2022 with Det. • WR CHRIS OLAVE ranked 2nd among rookies in rec. yards (1,042) & tied-2nd in receptions (72) last season. Had 50+ rec. yards in each of his 8 home games last season & led rookies with 12 games of 50+ rec. yards, tied-3rd most such games by rookie ever. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS has 526 receptions for 6,121 yards & 35 TDs in 73 career games. Is 1 of 3 active WRs (Ja’Marr Chase & Justin Jefferson) with career average of 80+ rec. yards per game (83.8, min. 25 games). • TE JUWAN JOHNSON had career-high 7 rec. TDs last season. • DE CAMERON JORDAN had 8.5 sacks in 2022 & became 6th player since 1982 with 7+ sacks in 11 consec. seasons. Ranks 2nd among active players in sacks (115.5) & 4th in TFL (150). • DT BRYAN BRESEE was selected in 1st round (No. 29 overall) in 2023 NFL Draft. • LB DEMARIO DAVIS is only player with 100+ tackles & 10+ TFL in each of past 6 seasons & 1 of 3 LBs with 5+ PD in each of past 4 seasons. Had career-high 6.5 sacks in 2022. • CB MARSHON LATTIMORE has 78 PD & 14 INTs in 80 career games, tied 3rd-most PD in NFL since 2017. • S TYRANN MATHIEU had career-high 91 tackles, 8 PD & 3 INTs in 2022 & is 1 of 4 with 3+ INTs in each of past 4 seasons.
SAN FRANCISCO AT PITTSBURGH
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) SF: 135 or 385 PIT: 82 or 229
SAN FRANCISCO NOTES: QB BROCK PURDY led NFL in rating (112) & tied-1st in TD passes (13) over final 6 weeks of 2022 season & became 3rd rookie ever to win each of his 1st 5 career starts. Aims for his 7th in row with 2+ TD passes. • RB CHRISTIAN MCCAFFREY ranked 3rd in NFL with 1,880 scrimmage yards (1,139 rush, 741 rec.) & had 14 total TDs (8 rush, 5 rec., 1 pass) in 2022. Led all RBs in rec. yards (741) & ranked 2nd in catches (85) last season & is 1 of 4 RBs all-time with 4 seasons of 80+ receptions. Has 442 career catches, most by RB in 1st 6 seasons ever. Aims for his 7th in row with scrimmage TD. • TE GEORGE KITTLE had 765 rec. yards in 2022 & became 5th TE ever with 500+ rec. yards in each of 1st 6 seasons. Ranked 2nd among TEs with career-high 11 rec. TDs last year, incl. 7 rec. TDs in final 4 games of season. • WR DEEBO SAMUEL had 864 scrimmage yards (632 rec., 232 rush) & 5 scrimmage TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in 2022. Is only player with 3,000+ rec. yards (3,230) & 750+ rush yards (782) since 2019. • WR BRANDON AIYUK set career highs with 78 receptions for 1,015 yards & 8 TDs in 2022. Has 6 rec. TDs in his past 5 on road. • DL NICK BOSA led NFL with career-high 18.5 sacks in 2022 & became 5th player since 1982 with 15+ sacks in 2 of his 1st 4 career seasons. Ranked tied-2nd with 19 TFL last season. • DL JAVON HARGRAVE makes SF debut. Had career highs in sacks (11) & TFL (10) with Phi. in 2022. Had 14.5 sacks & 22 TFL in 4 seasons (2016-19) with Pit. • LB FRED WARNER had 130 tackles & career-high 10 PD in 2022 & is 1 of 2 (Bobby Wagner) with 115+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons. • LB DRE GREENLAW had career-high 127 tackles in 2022. • S TALANOA HUFANGA had 95 tackles, 9 PD & 4 INTs in 2022.
PITTSBURGH NOTES: QB KENNY PICKETT led all rookies with 2,404 pass yards & had 10 TDs (7 pass, 3 rush) last season. Had 0 INTs in 7 of final 8 starts. • RB NAJEE HARRIS had 1,263 scrimmage yards (1,034 rush, 229 rec.) & 10 TDs (7 rush, 3 rec.) in 2022, with TD in 4 of final 5 games. Is 1 of 2 RBs (Austin Ekeler) with 1,200+ scrimmage yards & 10+ TDs in each of past 2 seasons. • WR DIONTAE JOHNSON led team with 86 catches & 882 rec. yards in 2022. Is 1 of 5 WRs with 85+ catches in each of past 3 seasons. Has 37 games with 5+ catches since 2020, tied-3rd most in NFL. • WR GEORGE PICKENS ranked 4th among rookies in 2022 with 52 catches & 801 rec. yards. Had 50+ rec. yards in 4 of final 5 games of season & rec. TD in 3 of final 4 home games. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON makes Pit. debut after 9-year career with LAR (2022), Chi. (2018-21) & Jax. (2014-17). • TE PAT FREIERMUTH ranked 4th among AFC TEs last season with career-high 63 catches & 732 rec. yards. Is 1 of 2 TEs all-time (Keith Jackson) with 60+ catches in each of 1st 2 career seasons. • LB T.J. WATT had 8 TFL, 5.5 sacks, 5 PD & 2 INTs in 10 games last season. Is only player since 1982 with 70+ sacks (77.5) & 5+ INTs (6) in 1st 6 seasons. Had INT & FR in last meeting. Has 6 PD, 5 sacks & 3 FFs in 5 career games vs. NFC West. • LB ALEX HIGHSMITH ranked 4th in AFC with career-high 14.5 sacks last season, with sack in 3 of final 4 games. • DT CAMERON HEYWARD was 1 of 2 DL (Maxx Crosby) in 2022 with 70+ tackles (74) & 10+ sacks (10.5). Had 5.5 sacks over final 4 games of season. Had sack in last home meeting. • S MINKAH FITZPATRICK ranked tied-1st in NFL with career best 6 INTs last season. Had INT in last meeting. • CB LEVI WALLACE had career-high 4 INTs & 13 PD in 2022.
ARIZONA AT WASHINGTON
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) AZ: 134 or 384 WAS: 83 or 226
ARIZONA NOTES: QB JOSHUA DOBBS makes team debut. Completed 40 of 68 atts. (58.8 pct.) for 411 yards & 2 TDs vs. 2 INTs in 2 starts with Ten. in 2022, his 1st 2 career starts. • QB CLAYTON TUNE can make NFL debut. Was selected in 5th round (No. 139 overall) of 2023 NFL Draft. • RB JAMES CONNER had 1,082 scrimmage yards (782 rush, 300 rec.) & 8 TDs (7 rush, 1 rec.) in 2022, his 3rd-career 1,000- yard season. Is 1 of 5 RBs with 6+ scrimmage TDs in each of past 5 seasons. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in each of his 13 career road games with Az. • WR MARQUISE BROWN had 67 catches for 709 yards & 3 rec. TDs in 2022. Had 86 rec. yards in his only career game vs. Was. (10/4/20 w/ Bal.). • WR GREG DORTCH set career highs with 52 receptions for 467 yards & 2 rec. TDs last season. • TE ZACH ERTZ had 47 catches for 406 yards & 4 TDs in 10 games in 2022. Aims for his 3rd in row at Was. with rec. TD. Ranks 3rd among active TEs in catches (682), rec. yards (7,247) & rec. TDs (45). • S BUDDA BAKER had 4th-career season with 100+ tackles (111) in 2022 & is only DB with 95+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons. Had 5+ tackles in 5 of his 6 road games last season. • S JALEN THOMPSON is 1 of 2 DBs (Derwin James) with 100+ tackles in each of past 2 seasons. Has 7 games with 10+ tackles since 2021, tied-most among DBs. • CB MARCO WILSON led team with 10 PD & 3 INTs in 2022. • LB ZAVEN COLLINS was 1 of 8 LBs in 2022 with 100+ tackles (100), 10+ TFL (11) & 5+ PD (6). Had TFL in 7 of his final 8 games last season & aims for his 6th in row with TFL.
WASHINGTON NOTES: QB SAM HOWELL had 204 yards (169 pass, 35 rush) & 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT for 83 rating in Week 18 last season, his 1st-career start. • RB BRIAN ROBINSON ranked 5th among rookies with 797 rush yards in 2022. Has 85+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 at home. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON is 1 of 3 players (Justin Jefferson & Jonathan Taylor) who entered NFL in 2020 with 3,000+ scrimmage yards (3,272) & 25+ scrimmage TDs (26). • WR TERRY MCLAURIN had 77 catches for career-high 1,191 yards & 5 rec. TDs & is 1 of 5 WRs with 75+ receptions & 1,000+ rec. yards in each of past 3 seasons. Had 7 catches for 125 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. Had 50+ scrimmage yards in 7 of his last 8 home games in 2022. • WR JAHAN DOTSON ranked tied-1st among rookies in 2022 with 7 rec. TDs. • DT JONATHAN ALLEN had 65 tackles, career-high 16 TFL & 7.5 sacks in 2022 & is only DL with 60+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons. • DT DARON PAYNE had career highs in tackles (64), TFL (18) & sacks (11.5) last season. • DE MONTEZ SWEAT had 14 TFL & 8 sacks in 2022. • LB CODY BARTON makes Was. debut. Had career-high 133 tackles in 2022 with Sea., incl. 6 games with 10+ tackles. • CB KENDALL FULLER led team with 13 PD in 2022 & has 10+ PD in 5 of his past 6 seasons. Was 1 of 2 players (Kyle Dugger) last season with 2 INT-TDs. • S DARRICK FORREST had 84 tackles, 9 PD & led team with career-high 4 INTs in 2022.
GREEN BAY AT CHICAGO
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) GB: 133 or 383 CHI: 111 or 225
GREEN BAY NOTES: QB JORDAN LOVE has completed 50 of 83 atts. (60.2 pct.) for 606 yards & 3 TDs vs. 3 INTs in 10 career games (1 start). • RB AARON JONES had 1,516 scrimmage yards (career-high 1,121 rushing, 395 rec.) & 7 scrimmage TDs (5 rec., 2 rush) last season & ranked 6th among RBs with career-high 59 receptions in 2022. Is only player with 30+ rush TDs (31) & 15+ rec. TDs (16) since 2019. Has 6 TDs (3 rush, 3 rec.) in his past 5 vs. Chi. & aims for his 8th in row vs. Chi. with 50+ scrimmage yards. • RB AJ DILLON had 976 scrimmage yards (770 rush, 206 rec.) & career-high 7 rush TDs in 2022. Had 119 scrimmage yards (93 rush, 26 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. • WR CHRISTIAN WATSON tied-1st among rookies in scrimmage TDs (9) & rec. TDs (7) & became 2nd rookie since 1967 with 7 rec. TDs & 2 rush TDs. Had 2 TDs (1 rec., 1 rush) in last meeting. • WR JAYDEN REED (No. 50 overall) & TE LUKE MUSGRAVE (No. 42) were selected in 2nd round of 2023 NFL Draft. • LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL had 96 tackles in 2022 & has 90+ tackles in each of past 6 seasons. • LB PRESTON SMITH led team with 8.5 sacks in 2022. Has 2 sacks in 2 of his past 3 vs. Chi. • LB RASHAN GARY had 6 sacks & 7 TFL in 9 games in 2022. • LB QUAY WALKER ranked 2nd among rookies with 119 tackles. • CB JAIRE ALEXANDER led team with career-high 5 INTs in 2022, tied-5th most in NFL. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Chi. with INT & 4th in row vs. Chi. with PD. • CB RASUL DOUGLAS had career-high 76 tackles & had 4 INTs in 2022, 1 of 6 DBs with 4+ INTs in each of past 2 seasons. • S JONATHAN OWENS ranked 2nd among DBs with career-high 125 tackles with Hou. in 2022.
CHICAGO NOTES: CHICAGO led NFL in 2022 with 3,014 rush yards & became 5th team ever with 3,000+ rush yards in single season. • QB JUSTIN FIELDS passed for 2,242 yards & 17 TDs & had 1,143 rush yards & 8 rush TDs last season, 2nd-most rush yards in single season by QB in NFL history. Had 90+ rating in 4 of his final 5 home starts of 2022. Has 4 career games with 100+ rush yards, tied-3rd most by QB all-time. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with rush TD. • RB D’ONTA FOREMAN had career highs in rush yards (914) & rush TDs (5) in 2022 with Car. & had 5 games with 100+ rush yards, tied-most among NFC RBs last season. • RB KHALIL HERBERT had 112 scrimmage yards (97 rush, 15 rec.) & rush TD in only career home game vs. GB (10/17/21). • WR DJ MOORE makes Chi. debut. Had 364 catches for 5,201 yards & 21 rec. TDs in 5 seasons (2018-22) with Car. Has 15 catches for 251 yards (125.5 per game) in 2 career games vs. GB & aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with 120+ rec. yards. • TE COLE KMET tied-3rd among TEs with career-high 7 rec. TDs last season. Had 6 catches for 72 yards in last meeting. • DL YANNICK NGAKOUE has 65 career sacks & is 1 of 5 players since 1982 with 8+ sacks in each of his 1st 7 career seasons. Had 9.5 sacks with Ind. in 2022. • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS had 565 tackles, 35 PD & 32 TFL in 5 seasons (2018-22) with Buf. & is 1 of 6 with 100+ tackles in each of past 5 seasons. • LB T.J. EDWARDS had career highs in tackles (159), TFL (10) & PD (7) with Phi. in 2022. • DB JAQUAN BRISKER had 104 tackles in 2022 & led rookie DBs with 4 sacks, tied-most by rookie DB since 1982.
LAS VEGAS AT DENVER
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
CBS: Tom McCarthy, James Lofton, Jay Feely, Tiffany Blackmon
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) LV: 113 or 386 DEN: 158 or 228
LAS VEGAS NOTES: QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO makes LV debut after compiling 38- 17 record as starter over past 6 seasons (2017-22) with SF. Appeared in 11 games last season with 103.0 rating, third-highest rating among qualified passers. • RB JOSH JACOBS led NFL with 2,053 scrimmage yards & 1,653 rush yards in 2022, joining HOFer Marcus Allen (2,314 in 1985) as only Raiders ever with 2,000+ scrimmage yards in a season. Ranked tied-5th in NFL with 12 rush TDs & is 1 of 2 (Derrick Henry) with 9+ rush TDs in each of past 3 seasons. Had 335 scrimmage yards (167.5 per game) in 2 games vs. Den. last season & aims for his 4th in row vs. Den. with 100+ rush yards. Had 801 scrimmage yards (133.5 per game) in 6 games vs. division last season. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS led NFL with 14 rec. TDs in 2022 & ranked 3rd with 1,516 rec. yards. Has 87 career rec. TDs, 5thmost ever by player in 1st 9 seasons. Had 100+ rec. yards in both games vs. Den. last season, incl. 141 rec. yards & 2 rec. TDs in last meeting. Had 757 rec. yards (126.2 per game) in 6 games vs. division in 2022, with 100+ rec. yards in 5 of 6 games. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS makes LV debut after 4-year career (2019-22) with NE. Had career-high 6 rec. TDs in 2022. • TE AUSTIN HOOPER makes LV debut. Ranks 6th among active TEs with 339 career catches. • DE MAXX CROSBY led NFL with career-high 22 TFL last season & had career-best 12.5 sacks. Has 11.5 sacks in 8 career games vs. Den., with sack in each of his past 7 & 2+ sacks in 3 of his past 4. • DE CHANDLER JONES had 4.5 sacks last season & ranks 3rd among active players with 112 career sacks. • CB MARCUS PETERS makes LV debut. Ranks tied-3rd among active players with 32 career INTs. Has 8 PD in 7 games vs. Den.
DENVER NOTES: QB RUSSELL WILSON had 3,524 pass yards in 2022 & joined HOFer Peyton Manning as only QBs ever with 3,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 11 seasons. Has 308 career TD passes, 2nd-most ever by player in 1st 11 seasons. Has 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. INT with 100.2 rating in 4 career starts vs. Raiders. Had 3 TD passes in each of final 2 home games last season. • RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS had 280 scrimmage yards (70 per game) in 4 games last season. Totaled 1,219 scrimmage yards & 7 TDs (4 rush, 3 rec.) as rookie in 2021. • WR JERRY JEUDY led team with career highs in catches (67), rec. yards (972) & rec. TDs (6) last season. Finished season with 5+ catches in each of final 5 games, with career-high 154 rec. yards in Week 18. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 vs. LV. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON totaled 829 rec. yards in 2022, his 4th-career season with 700+ rec. yards. Had 5 catches & 50+ rec. yards in both games vs. LV last season. • DE FRANK CLARK makes Den. debut after 8-year career with KC (2019-22) & Sea. (2015-18), totaling 58.5 sacks. Had 2.5 sacks in 2022 postseason with KC & has 13.5 career postseason sacks, 3rd-most since 1982. • LB ALEX SINGLETON led team with career-high 152 tackles last season. Had 11 tackles & TFL in last meeting. • LB JOSEY JEWELL set career highs in tackles (128), sacks (2.5), INTs (2), TFL (7) & FFs (2) in 2022. Singleton & Jewell were only pair of teammates each to average 9.5 tackles per game in 2022. • S JUSTIN SIMMONS ranked tied-1st in NFL with career-high 6 INTs last season & is only player with 5+ INTs in each of past 3 seasons. Has 27 career INTs, tied-4th most among active safeties. • CB PAT SURTAIN had 10 PD & 2 INTs in 2022.
MIAMI AT LA CHARGERS
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) MIA: 109 or 387 LAC: 104 or 227
MIAMI NOTES: • QB TUA TAGOVAILOA led NFL with 105.5 passer rating in 2022 & set career highs in pass yards (3,548) & TD passes (25) in 13 games. Had 0 INTs in 4 of final 5 road games last season. Has 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs in 2 career starts vs. LAC. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT had career-high 1,093 scrimmage yards & 891 rush yards last season with 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.). • WR TYREEK HILL ranked 2nd in NFL with 119 catches & 1,710 rec. yards in 2022, both single-season franchise records, with 8 TDs (7 rec., 1 rush). Joined HOFer Randy Moss as only WRs ever with 7+ TDs in each of 1st 7 seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAC with 80+ rec. yards & TD catch. • WR JAYLEN WADDLE had 75 catches last season for career-high 1,356 rec. yards & 8 TDs. Hill & Waddle combined for 3,066 rec. yards in 2022, third-most ever by a pair of teammates in a season. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD led team with 12 PD in 2022 & is 1 of 4 players with 12+ PD in each of past 3 seasons. Leads NFL with 28 INTs since 2017. • S JEVON HOLLAND had career-high 93 tackles last season & led team with 2 INTs. Had 5 tackles in last meeting. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 8 sacks last season with career-high 3 FFs. Has 2 career sacks vs. LAC. • LB JEROME BAKER had 3rd-career season with 100+ tackles (100) in 2022 & had 4 sacks. Had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting. • LB JAELAN PHILLIPS had 7 sacks in 2022. Had sack in last meeting. • DT CHRISTIAN WILKINS led all DL with 98 tackles in 2022, most tackles by any DL in a season since 2000. Is only DL since 2000 with 85+ tackles in multiple seasons. Had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting. • DT ZACH SIELER had career-best 70 tackles & tied career high with 3.5 sacks last season
LOS ANGELES NOTES: QB JUSTIN HERBERT ranked 2nd in NFL with 4,739 pass yards last season & became 1st player ever with 4,000+ pass yards in each of 1st 3 career seasons. Has 14,089 career pass yards, most-ever by QB in 1st 3 seasons, & 94 TD passes, 2nd-most by QB in 1st 3 seasons. Had career-high 39 completions with 367 pass yards & TD pass in last meeting. • RB AUSTIN EKELER led NFL with 18 TDs (13 rush, 5 rec.) in 2022, becoming 2nd player since 2010 (Todd Gurley) with 18+ TDs in consecutive seasons, & led all RBs with 107 catches, tied 2nd-most ever by RB in a season. Had 2 rush TDs in 3 of final 4 games of season, incl. playoffs. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Mia. with 100+ scrimmage yards & TD. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 66 catches & 752 rec. yards in 10 games last season & is 1 of 5 WRs with 750+ rec. yards in each of past 6 seasons. Had 12 catches for 92 yards in last meeting. • WR MIKE WILLIAMS led team with 895 rec. yards in 2022. Had 6 catches for 116 yards & TD in last meeting. • WR JOSHUA PALMER set career highs in catches (72) & rec. yards (769) last season. Had 53 rec. yards in last meeting. • WR QUENTIN JOHNSTON was picked No. 21 overall in 2023 NFL Draft. • LB JOEY BOSA had 2.5 sacks in 5 games last season. Has 60.5 sacks in 84 career games. • LB KHALIL MACK led team with 8 sacks in 2022 & is 1 of 2 (Cameron Jordan) in NFL with 6+ sacks in each of past 8 seasons. • S DERWIN JAMES was 1 of 2 DBs (L’Jarius Sneed) last season with 100+ tackles (115), 3+ sacks (4) & 2+ INTs (2). • CB ASANTE SAMUEL JR. had 6 PD & 3 INTs in 2022-WC vs. Jax., becoming 1st player with 3 INTs in playoff game since 2003 season. • CB J.C. JACKSON has 7 PD & 3 INTs in 8 career games vs. Mia.
PHILADELPHIA AT NEW ENGLAND
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) PHI: 135 or 385 NE: 82 or 229
PHILADELPHIA NOTES: QB JALEN HURTS had career-high 3,701 pass yards & 22 TD passes with 760 rush yards & 13 rush TDs, 2nd-most rush TDs by QB in single season ever. Became 1st QB ever with 10+ rush TDs in consec. seasons. Has 8 career games with 2+ rush TDs, 2nd-most by QB all-time. Had 16 TDs (8 pass, 8 rush) vs 2 INTs & 99 rating in 7 road starts in 2022. • RB D’ANDRE SWIFT makes Phi. debut. Had 2,878 scrimmage yards & 25 TDs (18 rush, 7 rec.) in 40 games (2020-22) with Det. • RB RASHAAD PENNY makes Phi. debut. Has 5.7 career rushing average, highest among active RBs (min. 300 atts.). • WR A.J. BROWN ranked 4th in NFL with career-high & Phi. franchise record 1,496 rec. yards, had career-high 88 catches & tied his career high with 11 rec. TDs last season. • WR DEVONTA SMITH had 95 catches for 1,196 rec. yards & 7 rec. TDs in 2022. Brown & Smith were only pair of teammates each with 85+ catches & 1,100+ rec. yards last season. • TE DALLAS GOEDERT had 55 catches for 702 yards & 3 rec. TDs in 12 games last season. • LB HAASON REDDICK tied-2nd in NFL with career-high 16 sacks in 2022. Has sack in 6 of his past 7 on road. • DE BRANDON GRAHAM (70) & DT FLETCHER COX (65) are 1 of 2 sets of active teammates each with 65+ career sacks. • DT JALEN CARTER (No. 9 overall) & LB NOLAN SMITH (No. 30) were selected in 1st round of 2023 NFL Draft. • CB DARIUS SLAY had 14 PD in 2022 & is 1 of 4 active players with 2+ FR TDs (2) & 2+ INT TDs (2). • CB JAMES BRADBERRY ranked 3rd in NFL with 17 PD in 2022 & is only player with 10+ PD in each of past 7 seasons. Bradberry (99) & Slay (98) rank 1st & 2nd in PD since 2016.
NEW ENGLAND NOTES: • QB MAC JONES totaled 2,997 pass yards & 15 TDs (14 pass, 1 rush) in 2022. Had 2+ TD passes in each of final 3 games of season. Had 6 TDs vs. 0 INTs in final 5 2022 home games. • RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON had career-high 1,461 scrimmage yards (1,040 rush, 421 rec.) last season with 6 TDs (5 rush, 1 rec.). Ranked 4th among RBs with career-high 69 catches in 2022. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT makes NE debut after 7-year career with Dal. (2016-22). Had 968 scrimmage yards (876 rush, 92 rec.) & 12 rush TDs in 2022, his 4th-career season with 10+ rush TDs. Is 1 of 5 all-time with 8+ TDs in each of 1st 7 seasons. Has 1,464 scrimmage yards (122 per game) & 7 TDs (6 rush, 1 rec.) in 12 career games vs. Phi., with rush TD in each of past 2. Ranks 2nd among active players in scrimmage yards (10,598), rush yards (8,262) & rush TDs (68). • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER makes NE debut after totaling 78 catches for 933 yards & 3 TDs last season with KC. • WR DAVANTE PARKER ranked 2nd on team with 539 rec. yards in 2022, 4th-straight season with 500+ rec. yards. Had career-high 159 rec. yards with 2 TDs in only career game vs. Phi. (12/1/19 w/ Mia.). • TE MIKE GESICKI makes NE debut after ranking tied-3rd among AFC TEs with 5 rec. TDs last season with Mia. • LB MATTHEW JUDON ranked tied-4th in NFL with career-high 15.5 sacks in 2022 & is 1 of 4 with 12+ sacks in each of past 2 seasons. • LB JOSH UCHE had career-best 11.5 sacks last season. Judon & Uche were 1 of 2 LB duos each with 10+ sacks in 2022. • LB JA’WHAUN BENTLEY led team with career-best 122 tackles last season & had career-high 3 sacks. • DB KYLE DUGGER had career-high 8 PD & led NFL with 3 defensive TDs last season. • CB CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ was picked No. 17 overall in 2023 NFL Draft.
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT SEATTLE
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) LAR: 134 or 384 SEA: 83 or 226
LOS ANGELES NOTES: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD had 2,087 pass yards & 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) in 9 starts in 2022. Has 52,082 pass yards & 333 TD passes in 191 career starts. Needs 525 pass yards to surpass HOFer Peyton Manning (52,606) for 3rd-most pass yards by player in 1st 200 career games. Needs 10 TD passes to surpass HOFer Fran Tarkenton (342) for 11th-most TD passes all-time. Had 2 TDs vs. INT for 106.1 rating in his last start vs. Sea. (12/21/21). Passed for 365 yards in his last start at Sea. (10/7/21). • RB CAM AKERS had career-high 903 scrimmage yards (career high 786 rush, 117 rec.) & career-best 7 rush TDs in 2022. Had 100+ scrimmage yards in each of his final 4 games last season, incl. 128 scrimmage yards at Sea. in Week 18. • WR COOPER KUPP had 75 receptions for 812 yards & 7 TDs (6 rec., 1 rush) in 9 games in 2022 & is 1 of 3 with 75+ catches in each of past 4 seasons. Since 2019, ranks 2nd in receptions (406) & 5th in rec. yards (4,894). Had 9 catches for 136 yards & 2 rec. TDs in his last game vs. Sea. (12/21/21). Has 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6 vs. Sea. • TE TYLER HIGBEE ranked 2nd among NFC TEs with career high 72 receptions & 4th with 620 rec. yards in 2022. Is 1 of 6 TEs with 500+ rec. yards in each of past 4 seasons. • DT AARON DONALD had 5 sacks & 10 TFL in 2022 & is only player with 10+ TFL in each of past 9 seasons. Has 15 sacks & 24 TFL in 16 career games vs. Sea. & aims for his 4th in row vs. Sea. with sack. • LB ERNEST JONES had 1st-career 100+ tackle season (113) & career-high 4 TFL in 2022. • DB COBIE DURANT had 3 INTs, incl. INT-TD as rookie in 2022. • DB JOHN JOHNSON had 96 tackles with Cle. last season.
SEATTLE NOTES: QB GENO SMITH had career highs in completions (franchise record 399), pass yards (franchise-record 4,282), TD passes (30 – most among NFC QBs), comp. pct. (franchise-record 69.8) & rating (100.9 – 5th in NFL) last season. Led NFL with 10 games of 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 2022. • RB KENNETH WALKER led rookies with 1,215 scrimmage yards, 1,050 rush yards & 9 rush TDs last season. Rushed for 114 yards in Week 18 meeting in 2022. • WR TYLER LOCKETT had 84 catches for 1,033 yards & 9 rec. TDs & is only player with 8+ TD catches in each of past 5 seasons. Had TD catch in both games vs. LAR in 2022. • WR DK METCALF had career-high 90 catches for 1,048 yards & 6 TDs & became 5th player since 1970 with 900+ rec. yards & 5+ rec. TDs in each of his 1st 4 seasons. • CB DEVON WITHERSPOON (No. 5 overall) & WR JAXON SMITHNJIGBA (No. 20) were selected in 1st round of 2023 NFL Draft. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 140 tackles, 10 TFL, career-high 6 sacks & 5 PD in 2022 with LAR. Has 11-straight 100+ tackle seasons & leads all players with 1,517 tackles since 2012. • LB UCHENNA NWOSU set career highs in tackles (66), TFL (12), sacks (9.5), FFs (3) & FRs (2) last season. Had 2.5 sacks, 3 TFL & FF in 2 games vs. LAR in 2022. • LB JORDYN BROOKS led NFC & ranked 5th in NFL with 161 tackles last season. Aims for his 5th in row vs. LAR with TFL. • S QUANDRE DIGGS is only player with 3+ INTs in each of past 6 seasons. Has 7 INTs in his past 8 vs. LAR & aims for his 5th in row at home vs. LAR with INT. • CB TARIQ WOOLEN became 1st rookie since 2016 with 6 INTs (tied-most in NFL) & 3 FRs last season.
DALLAS AT NY GIANTS
DATE: Sunday, September 10, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:20 PM ET
NBC: Mike Tirico, Cris Collinsworth, Melissa Stark
Westwood One: Ryan Radtke, Mike Golic
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) DAL: 83 or 226 NYG: 85 or 225 National: 88
DALLAS NOTES: DALLAS led NFL with 33 takeaways in 2022 & became 2nd team ever to lead league in takeaways in consecutive seasons. • QB DAK PRESCOTT passed for 2,860 yards & 23 TDs for 91.1 rating in 12 starts in 2022. Is 10-0 with 2,755 pass yards (275.5 per game) & 22 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 109.7 rating in his past 10 starts vs. NYG. Has 3+ TD passes & 100+ rating in 3 of his past 4 starts at NYG. • RB TONY POLLARD set career highs with 1,378 scrimmage yards (1,007 rush, 371 rec.) & 12 scrimmage TDs (9 rush, 3 rec.) in 2022. Had 4 games with 2+ scrimmage TDs last season, 3rdmost among RBs. • WR CEEDEE LAMB ranked 5th in receptions (career-high 107) & 6th in rec. yards (career-high 1,359) in 2022 & had career-high 9 rec. TDs. Had 106 rec. yards in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NYG with 6+ catches. • WR BRANDIN COOKS had 57 catches for 699 yards & 3 rec. TDs with Hou. in 2022 & is 1 of 5 with 500+ rec. yards in each of past 9 seasons. • LB MICAH PARSONS had career-high 13.5 sacks & 14 TFL in 2022 & became 3rd player since 1982 with 13+ sacks in each of 1st 2 seasons. Had 2 sacks in last meeting. • DE DORANCE ARMSTRONG had career highs with 8.5 sacks & 9 TFL in 2022. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. NYG with sack. • CB TREVON DIGGS led team with 14 PD in 2022. Since 2020, ranks tied-1st among DBs in INTs (17). Has INT in 3 of his past 4 vs. NYG & aims for his 3rd in row at NYG with INT. • CB STEPHON GILMORE had 11 PD with Ind. in 2022 & ranks 2nd among active DBs with 127 PD. • CB DARON BLAND tied-2nd among rookies with 5 INTs in 2022.
NEW YORK NOTES: QB DANIEL JONES had career-high 3,205 pass yards & 15 TD passes for career-high 92.5 rating & had career highs in rush yards (708) & rush TDs (7) in 2022. Had 16 TDs (10 pass, 6 rush) vs. 3 INTs in 9 home starts last season. • RB SAQUON BARKLEY ranked 4th in rush yards (career-high 1,312) & 5th among RBs in scrimmage yards (1,650) last season & had 10 rush TDs. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 100+ scrimmage yards & 3rd in row vs. Dal. with rush TD. • WR DARIUS SLAYTON led team with 724 rec. yards in 2022. • WR STERLING SHEPARD has 362 receptions for 4,038 yards & 22 TDs in 75 career games. • WR ISAIAH HODGINS had rec. TD in 4 of his last 5 games in 2022. • TE DARREN WALLER makes NYG debut. Has 298 receptions for 3,572 yards & 19 rec. TDs in 74 career games. • DL DEXTER LAWRENCE set career highs in tackles (68) & sacks (7.5) last season. Aims for his 3rd in row on SNF with 0.5+ sacks. • DL LEONARD WILLIAMS is 1 of 3 DL (Aaron Donald & Cam Jordan) with 40+ tackles in each of past 8 seasons. Had 2 TFL in last meeting. • LB BOBBY OKEREKE makes NYG debut. Had career highs in tackles (149) & TFL (6) with Ind. in 2022. • LB KAYVON THIBODEAUX had 6 TFL & 4 sacks last season & was only rookie with 2 FFs & 2 FRs in 2022. • LB MICAH MCFADDEN had 5+ tackles in 5 of his last 6 home games in 2022. Had 2 TFL in last meeting. • LB AZEEZ OJULARI had 5.5 sacks & 3 FFs in 7 games in 2022. • CB DEONTE BANKS was selected in 1st round (No. 24 overall) in 2023 NFL Draft.
BUFFALO AT NY JETS
DATE: Monday, September 11, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:15 PM ET
ESPN/ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) BUF: 81 or 226 NYJ: 83 or 225 National: 88
BUFFALO NOTES: QB JOSH ALLEN is 1 of 2 QBs (Patrick Mahomes) with 4,000+ pass yards & 35+ TD passes in each of past 3 seasons. Has 176 combined career pass & rush TDs, most-ever by player in 1st 5 seasons. Has 38 career rush TDs & can tie Jack Kemp (40) for 3rd-most ever by QB. Had 3 rush TDs in 2 games vs. NYJ last season. Has 1,510 pass yards (302 per game) with 16 TDs vs. INT & 119.7 rating in his past 5 starts on MNF. • RB JAMES COOK ranked 6th among rookies with 507 rush yards last season & had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 rec.). • RB DAMIEN HARRIS makes Buf. debut after totaling 20 rush TDs over past 3 seasons with NE. Has 90+ scrimmage yards in 2 of his past 3 vs. NYJ. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 108 catches for 1,429 yards & career high 11 TDs in 2022, becoming 1st player in NFL history with 100+ catches & 1,200+ rec. yards in each of 1st 3 seasons with a team. Has 5+ catches in 6 of 7 career games vs. NYJ. Has 7 rec. TDs in his past 4 on MNF. • WR GABE DAVIS set career highs in catches (48) & rec. yards (836) last season. Has 6+ rec. TDs in each of 1st 3 seasons. • TE DAWSON KNOX is 1 of 3 TEs (Travis Kelce & George Kittle) with 6+ rec. TDs in each of past 2 seasons. Had TD catch in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row vs. division with rec. TD. • DE GREG ROUSSEAU tied for team lead with career-high 8 sacks in 13 games in 2022. Had 2 sacks & FF in last meeting. • LB MATT MILANO was only player in NFL with 10+ TFL (12) & 10+ PD (11) last season. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NYJ with TFL. • S JORDAN POYER led team with 4 INTs in 2022. Has INT in 2 of his past 3 on MNF. • CB TRE’DAVIOUS WHITE had 6 PD in 6 games last season.
NEW YORK NOTES: QB AARON RODGERS makes NYJ debut after 18-year career with GB, totaling 59,055 pass yards (9th all-time) & 475 TD passes (5th all-time) & winning 4 NFL MVPs (2011, 2014, 2020-21). Had 3,695 pass yards & 26 TD passes in 2022, 13th-career season with 25+ TD passes, 4th-most all-time. Has 41 TDs (38 pass, 3 rush) vs. 11 INTs with 104.9 rating in 18 career starts on MNF. • RB DALVIN COOK makes NYJ debut after rushing for 1,100+ yards in each of past 4 seasons with Min. Had 146 scrimmage yards (119 rush, 27 rec.) in only career game vs. Buf. (11/13/22 w/ Min.). • RB BREECE HALL had 681 scrimmage yards (97.3 per game) in 7 games as rookie last season, with rush TD in each of his final 4. • WR GARRETT WILSON named AP Offensive ROY in 2022 after leading all rookies with 83 catches & 1,103 rec. yards, both rookie franchise records. Had 75+ rec. yards in both games vs. Buf. last season. Had 90+ rec. yards in 4 of final 5 2022 home games. • WR ALLEN LAZARD makes NYJ debut after setting career highs in catches (60) & rec. yards (788) with 6 rec. TDs last season with GB. • WR MECOLE HARDMAN makes NYJ debut after 4 years (2019-22) w/ KC. Had 4 rec. TDs in 8 games in 2022, incl. each of his last 3 games. • DL QUINNEN WILLIAMS had career-high 12 sacks & 12 TFL last season, becoming 1st NYJ with 10+ sacks in a season since 2015. Had 3 sacks in 2 games vs. Buf. in 2022. • DL CARL LAWSON ranked 2nd on team with 7 sacks last season & had career-high 9 TFL. • LB C.J. MOSLEY led team with 158 tackles in 2022 & is 1 of 4 in NFL with 150+ tackles in each of past 2 seasons. • CB SAUCE GARDNER named AP Defensive ROY last season after leading NFL with 20 PD, most by rookie since 2015. Had 2 PD & INT in 2 games vs. Buf. in 2022.
COCO GAUFF WINS THE US OPEN FOR HER FIRST GRAND SLAM TITLE AT AGE 19 BY DEFEATING ARYNA SABALENKA
NEW YORK (AP) Coco Gauff is still a teenager, after all, and so it should surprise no one that she was on her phone in the locker room, scrolling through social media, right up until 10 minutes before heading out on court for the U.S. Open final.
What the 19-year-old from Florida was reading, she would say later, were various comments, negative ones, “saying I wasn’t going to win today; that just put the fire in me.”
As a pro athlete from a young age, as someone of whom greatness has been expected by some and doubted by others, Gauff has always taken it all in and kept moving forward, trying to learn from each setback. And now, at a tournament she used to visit as a kid to see her idols, Serena and Venus Williams, Gauff is a Grand Slam champion herself and a certified star.
Setting aside a so-so start Saturday, Gauff surged to a 2-6, 6-3, 6-2 victory over the soon-to-be-No. 1 Aryna Sabalenka in the final at Arthur Ashe Stadium, delighting a raucous crowd that backed her from start to finish.
When Gauff walked into her news conference – phone in hand, of course – she noticed that a large screen on the back wall was rotating pictures of her from the match. So she tucked her new silver trophy under one arm and used the other hand to snap a selfie with those photos in the background.
“Right now I’m just feeling happiness and a very, very small bit of relief,” she explained. “Because honestly, at this point, I was doing it for myself and not for other people.”
Gauff, who is from Florida, is the first American teenager to win the country’s major tennis tournament since Serena Williams in 1999. If last year’s U.S. Open was all about saying goodbye to Williams as she competed for the final time, this year’s two weeks in New York turned into a “Welcome to the big time!” moment for Gauff. Famous people were coming to watch her play, including former President Barack Obama, who was among those sending congratulatory wishes on Saturday.
Gauff burst onto the scene at 15 by becoming the youngest qualifier in Wimbledon history and making it to the fourth round in her Grand Slam debut in 2019. She reached her initial major final at last year’s French Open, finishing as the runner-up to Iga Swiatek, a loss that stung.
“I watched Iga lift up that trophy, and I watched her the whole time,” Gauff recalled. “I said, ‘I’m not going to take my eyes off her, because I want to feel what that felt like for her.’”
Another down moment came this July at the All England Club, where she exited in the first round. Since then, she has won 18 of 19 matches, and now 12 in a row, while working with a new coaching pair of Brad Gilbert and Pere Riba.
The No. 6-seeded Gauff did it Saturday by withstanding the power displayed by Sabalenka on nearly every swing of her racket, eventually getting accustomed to it and managing to get back shot after shot. Gauff broke to begin the third set on one such point, tracking down every ball hit her way until eventually smacking a putaway volley that she punctuated with a fist pump and a scream of “Come on!”
Soon it was 4-0 in that set for Gauff. Didn’t take long for her to close it out, then drop to her back on the court, before climbing into the stands to find her parents.
“You did it!” Gauff’s mom told her, both in tears.
In addition to her trophy, Gauff was handed an envelope with the champion’s $3 million paycheck, the same amount Novak Djokovic or Daniil Medvedev will get after the men’s final Sunday. This is the 50th anniversary of when the 1973 U.S. Open became the first major sports event to pay women and men equal prize money; the person who led that effort, Hall of Fame player and rights advocate Billie Jean King, was on hand Saturday.
“Thank you, Billie,” Gauff said, “for fighting for this.”
Sabalenka came in 23-2 at majors in 2023, including a title at the Australian Open. The 25-year-old from Belarus already was assured of rising from No. 2 to No. 1 in the rankings next week (Gauff will be No. 3 in singles, No. 1 in doubles).
That ranking milestone is “why I’m not super depressed right now,” Sabalenka said, then joked: “I’m definitely going to be. I’m definitely going for a drink tonight – if I’m allowed to say that.”
She was reduced to the role of foil by the fans in 23,000-capacity arena. Setting the tone, Gauff’s pre-match TV interview, shown in the arena, was drowned out by the sound of applause and yells reverberating off the closed retractable roof.
Winners by Gauff were celebrated as if the match were over. So were Sabalenka’s miscues. When Sabalenka heard cheers during the post-match ceremony, she joked: “You guys could have supported (me) like this during the match.”
By the end, she had 46 unforced errors, Gauff 19. Here’s another way to view it: Gauff only needed 13 winners to accumulate 83 points.
“Sometimes, I can get emotional,” Sabalenka said. “Today on the court, I was overthinking and I was missing … balls I shouldn’t be missing.”
When Sabalenka has everything calibrated just right, it’s difficult for any foe to handle it – even someone as speedy, smart and instinctive as Gauff, whose get-to-every-ball court coverage kept points alive.
Sabalenka credited Gauff’s superb defense – “definitely, she was moving just unbelievable” and “I always had to play like an extra ball” – but also thought many mistakes were “more about me than her. I lost this match.”
When Sabalenka was on-target early, she dominated. During a four-game run to close the opening set, one thrilling point had the audience making noise before it was over. Gauff scrambled to get Sabalenka’s strokes back, including somehow deflecting a booming overhead, before a second, unreachable overhead bounced into the seats.
Sabalenka raised her left hand and wagged her fingers, telling spectators to give her some love.
But soon, Gauff was playing better, Sabalenka was off-target more, and the love was being showered only on one of them, the sport’s newest Grand Slam champion.
“Many more to come,” Sabalenka said, “I’m pretty sure.”
That will now be the pressure placed on Gauff: When’s the next one? That’s no easy burden. Consider: Two of the previous four U.S. Open women’s champions were teens at the time, Bianca Andreescu in 2019 and Emma Raducanu in 2021, and neither has come close to replicating that success yet.
Gauff’s maturity on and off a court should help her now as much as ever.
“I have just been embracing every positive and negative thing that’s said about me. I realize sometimes people have different personalities and some people need to shut off the comments and not look at them. But I’m an argumentative person. I’m very stubborn,” said Gauff, who chatted with her boyfriend until 1 a.m. the night before the biggest match of her life so far. “My parents know: If they tell me one thing, I like to do the other.”
Spoken like a true teen.
PEIYUN CHIEN POSTS 64 AND BUILDS 4-SHOT LEAD ON LPGA IN CINCINNATI
CINCINNATI (AP) Peiyun Chien of Taiwan holed out for eagle on the sixth hole and played bogey-free on Friday for an 8-under 64 to build a four-shot lead in the Kroger Queen City Championship as she tries for her first LPGA Tour victory.
Chien has won three times on what is now the Epson Tour and twice on the Taiwan LPGA.
“I really want to play well in America and go back to Asia, play Asian Games for my country” said Chien, who reached the halfway mark at 14-under 130 at Kenwood Country Club.
Ruoning Yin of China, who captured her first major this summer at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, also played bogey-free for a 66 that left her four shots behind with Morgane Metraux of Switzerland (66) and 18-hole leader Ruixin Liu of China (69).
Yin has a mathematical chance of reaching No. 1 in the women’s world ranking, which would allow her to join Shanshan Feng as the only players from China to be atop the ranking.
Chien attributed her great round to her putting. She said she prefers to swap out putters every week and is proud that she has kept this one in play for at least a month. It’s a good weapon to have on the Kendale course, which has firm and fast greens from dry weather.
Liu also was superb with the putter, and she needed to be. She didn’t hit the ball as well as she did Thursday when she shot a 65, but she holed plenty of putts for par to stay close, and then finished her round with a shot out of the fairway bunker to 12 feet for birdie.
Former U.S. Women’s Open champion Yuka Saso (66) and Charley Hull of England (68) were five shots behind.
Rose Zhang had a 68 and was eight shots behind.
Lexi Thompson had reason to celebrate – she gets to play golf for two more days. Thompson made eight birdies to offset some mistakes in her round of 68. That allowed her to make the cut for the first time since the Women’s PGA Championship, and it was her lowest score of the year in individual stroke play.
This is Thompson’s final event before the Solheim Cup in Spain on Sept. 22-24. U.S. Women’s Open champion Allisen Corpuz had another 72 and missed the cut, along with fellow U.S. Solheim Cup player Cheyenne Knight, who had a 73.
Linn Grant of Sweden shot 71 and missed the cut ahead of her Solheim Cup debut.
Perrine Delacour had a chance to be closer with her eight birdies. What held her back was opening with a double bogey, and then hitting into the hazard and making a double bogey on the 18th hole. Everything else in the middle was sharp.
“It’s definitely crazy,” Delacour said. “I don’t even know how many birdies I made all day. As a golfer you don’t want to start with a double and finish with a double. That’s why I’m kind of little upset of my round. But at the end of the day it’s still under par. I’m still near the top of the leaderboard, so I still got a chance for the weekend.”
NEMECHEK DOMINATES XFINITY RACE AT KANSAS AS KLIGERMAN CLINCHES FINAL PLAYOFF SPOT
KANSAS CITY, Kan. (AP) John Hunter Nemechek dominated the Xfinity Series race at Kansas Speedway on Saturday, denying second-place finisher Brandon Jones the win that would have gotten him into the playoffs and allowing Parker Kligerman to slide into the final spot.
Sheldon Creed finished third, Kligerman was fourth and Austin Hill rounded out the top five.
“I don’t know if this makes us a favorite or not, but super proud of the whole No. 20 team,” said Nemechek, who led 154 of 200 laps. “All the guys made the right adjustments all day. They brought a really fast hotrod.”
It has been a memorable few days for the 26-year-old Nemechek, who swept the first two stages before taking the checkered flag for the sixth time this season. Earlier in the week, Nemechek was announced as the next full-time driver of the No. 42 in the NASCAR Cup Series, teaming with Erik Jones at Legacy Motor Club.
“It’s been an exciting week,” Nemechek said with a smile.
Daniel Hemric clinched his playoff spot on points simply by taking the green flag. Good thing he didn’t need to do anything more, either, because his engine began popping early in the race and he finished 80 laps down.
Kligerman began the day worrying about Riley Herbst, who wound up having to deal with damage from an early wreck the rest of the afternoon. The two started one point apart in the standings, which basically meant that unless there was a non-winner in victory lane, whomever finished ahead of the other would get the 12th playoff spot.
Jones could have been that spoiler, but he could never chase down Nemechek over a final green-flag run.
“I was the biggest Nemechek fan at the end,” Kligerman said. “We executed at a high level and that’s what I’ve seen us do the last 12 weeks. I felt if we could just get into the playoffs and bring that forward, we could compete for a championship.”
Kligerman and Herbst were running near each other early in the race. But on a restart, Kligerman dropped backward through the field and Herbst plowed into his rear, sending the No. 98 car to the pits and ultimately two laps down.
Herbst rallied onto the lead lap and quickly climbed into the top 10. But his front right corner was heavily damaged from his earlier wreck, creating some tire rub, and Herbst had to pit again with 72 laps left to effectively end his playoff hopes.
“I honestly felt like we had one of the fastest cars out there. I felt like we were one of the fastest 12 cars all year,” Herbst said. “We just didn’t execute on that restart. I don’t know what happened. They all got stacked up, or someone missed a gear, but from then on our day was in a big hole.”
Cole Custer is already in the playoffs after a pair of wins earlier this season. But that didn’t make him any less perturbed after NASCAR failed to throw a flag in time for him to avoid a large chunk of tire that was on the track. The debris sent Custer into the the outside wall and caused too much damage for the No. 00 to continue.
“I don’t want to put blame on anybody, if it’s dumb luck or I should be mad at NASCAR. I don’t know how long the tire was out there,” Custer said. “That tire was sitting right where I was washing up into.”
Another playoff driver, Sammy Smith, was involved in a wreck for the seventh consecutive race. He was running near the front on the restart for the final stage when Smith was bumped by Creed, sending the No. 18 into Justin Allgaier, who in turn picked up heavy damage by colliding with the outside wall.
“It’s uncalled for,” Smith said. “We just got to keep digging and we’ll have a good start to the playoffs.”
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DAVIS HOMERS, INDIANS DROP SATURDAY NIGHT CONTEST TO MUD HENS
INDIANAPOLIS – Henry Davis launched a solo home run in his first plate appearance of his rehab assignment, but the Toledo Mud Hens responded with runs in four-straight frames to defeat the Indianapolis Indians on Saturday night at Victory Field, 13-2.
Making his first rehab appearance since being placed on the 10-day injured list on Aug. 21, Davis hammered a 407-foot home run on the second pitch he saw to plate the contests first run. The blast was one of six hits on the night for the Indians (62-73, 29-32) offense.
Toledo (65-71, 32-30) axed the Indy lead with a four-run third inning, highlighted by an Eddys Leonard grand slam off Cam Alldred (L, 7-8). It was the first of four consecutive run-scoring frames, bookended by a pair of four-run frames.
Indy plated it’s second run of the game on an eighth-inning RBI groundout by Canaan Smith-Njigba before Toledo tacked on a pair in its following plate appearance make it 13-2.
Rony García (W, 2-1) earned the win with 2.0 relief innings.
Indians’ pitchers combined to walk a season-high tying 12 batters, it was the third 12-walk game of the season and first since May 27, at Columbus.
The Indians and Mud Hens cap the six-game set at Victory Field on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 PM ET. Both teams have yet to name a starter.
SOLOMON ASANTE AND AODHAN QUINN COMPLETE THE 50/50 SPLIT
No player in the USL Championship had accomplished the 50 goal, 50 assist career record until midfielder Solomon Asante achieved this feat after a three-assist performance against Birmingham Legion on August 9, 2023. After the three assists, Asante’s career totals moved to 51 goals and 52 assists. According to Asante, he knew he was close, but he was not focusing on the 50/50 split.
“Every player will be happy to achieve those records,” Asante said. “Yes, I knew I was close… there was a time I even forgot, because it was taking [some] time for me to get to 50…But when I got the 50, it was Aodhan [Quinn] who told me, ‘He was like, you are [at] 50 goals and 50 assists.’”
Midfielder Aodhan Quinn joined Asante one game later by achieving his 50/50 split. On August 12, 2023, Quinn tallied his 50th assist against The Miami FC with 53 goals and 50 assists.
“It took a while for that last assist for me to get but it’s [a] pretty cool accomplishment,” Quinn said. “I think when I retire… and [I will] think that it was a good accomplishment. But right now, it’s cool, I think it’s helping the team, which is the most important thing. So, I’m happy with that.”
With both 50/50 splits occurring simultaneously, Asante and Quinn have acknowledged that sharing something between the two of them is something to be proud of. Quinn said that being in a record book next to Asante’s name is something special.
“I think it’s awesome to see [Asante], get it first; I think if you see what he’s done in the league over the last few years, it’s incredible,” Quinn said. “So, I’ve always said if you’re in a group with [Asante] and in with records, or goals or assists, you’re doing something right, so I’m happy to join him. Even playing against him, I always thought he was such a good player. It’s an honor to play with him now and continue that. So, he makes the game a lot easier for me. And I think that’s why I’ve gotten into the 50/50s is because I got to play with him.”
As of this story’s release time, Asante currently sits in second in all-time assists for the USL Championship regular season. Along with Asante, Quinn is fourth on the assist list for the USL Championship regular season. In addition, Quinn is first in minutes played in the regular season of the USL Championship. While already holding records in the league, Asante said that he expects to see Quinn continuing to do more throughout his career.
“He’s one of my best friends [and a] very good player,” Asante said. “… He’s going to do more… he has more years than me, and I know he’s going to achieve more.”
Growing up, Quinn said falling in love with the game came easily. Having ties to the sport already, Quinn started playing the game as soon as possible.
“I’m the youngest of six kids and then my dad was a professional player and professional coach,” Quinn said. “So, I was kind of born into the sport. Obviously, I grew into loving it. I was always at my brothers’ and sisters’ games and then also my dad’s games, so I just loved it from when I was young. And I still do, I still enjoy it every single day, whether it’s training or games. So, I’m the luckiest guy in the world to be able to do something I love every single day and get paid for it.”
Unlike Quinn, Asante grew up as one of the only ones to take the sport seriously. Therefore, Asante said he picked up the game playing at school then through academy.
“I think I’m the only player who plays soccer, in my family…,” Asante said. “I started playing for my school. And then later on, there was this academy… And so they came to Ghana, and they only had the academy in Ghana. So that’s where I joined, I was pretty young, I think the year 2000. And then that’s where I started. So, I was there for a while, like four months and then I [would] go home for like vacation two weeks and then come back.”
Coming to the USL Championship in 2018, Asante was recruited by Didier Drogba to play at Phoenix Rising. Asante said he played against Drogba while he was playing for Ghana.
I played against [Drogba] in [my] national team, so he called me and he’s like, he wants me to join him [at Phoneix…,]” Asante said. “I had the experience, so doesn’t matter where you go when you play when you have experience when you understand the game you get where you want to be.”
According to Asante, his experience in the league has helped him to where he is today. For Quinn, the 50/50 split achievement has been seen as a means to help the team in any way to win.
“[The goal is] what’s best to benefit the team, so, like penalty kicks for example, I feel confident in those,” Quinn said. “And I know that if I can score them, it’s going to help the team get goals and hopefully win games because of that. Then minutes played and games played and all is just being available [for games] and having the trust of the coach and the trust of the teammates to be able to play and get picked for most of the games that I’m available.”
Acknowledging the broken records, Quinn said that he wants to thank all of those who have helped him along the way.
“I’ll just say thank you to [Asante] obviously, I think he’s one of the best players I’ve ever played with,” Quinn said. “So that’s great. I continue to play with him. Thanks to all the coaches I played for. And then also thanks to [the] trainers and the physios because without them I don’t think I’d be on the field very much.”
Additionally, Asante said he is grateful for the help his Indy Eleven teammates provided him along the way.
“I would thank everyone, thank my teammate, [Quinn], he has always been on my neck, pushing me, helping me to be better trying to give me the best,” Asante said. “So I thank him very much… [thank you to] the coaches because they are also doing their best for us… and then our teammates and our families.”
HOOSIERS SWEEP THROUGH STACHEVILLE CHALLENGE
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. – The Indiana Volleyball team (6-3, 0-0) completed a perfect weekend at the Stacheville Challenge on the campus of Austin Peay, winning all nine sets the program played across two days.
The Hoosiers took out a pesky Austin Peay team in straight sets, winning 25-13, 25-19, 25-18 behind 10 team service aces and nine team blocks.
IU jumps out to its best nine-game start to a season (6-3) since beginning the 2019 campaign at 7-2. In six victories this year, the Hoosiers have won all in three sets and have been swept only once (vs. (RV) Washington).
Graduate student middle blocker Kaley Rammelsberg capped off her impressive weekend with 10 blocks on 14 swings with zero errors (.714) and eight blocks. On the weekend she blocked 23 shots enroute to earning Tournament MVP honors at the Stacheville Challenge.
Juniors Mady Saris and Camryn Haworth were the other IU representatives named to the All-Tournament team with a productive three-match weekend.
IU returns to action next weekend with four matches in Miami at the 305 Challenge against Stetson, Jacksonville, Miami (FL) and Florida International.
Stats and Notes
• The Hoosiers hit a collective .286 including a whopping .429 (14-2-28) in the opening set.
• IU aced Austin Peay on 10 occasions, the third time with 10+ aces in a match on the season. Saris led the way for IU with four while seniors Morgan Geddes and Savannah Kjolhede each had two.
• A dominant effort for a majority of the match, IU led each statistical category including kills (42-31), aces (10-1), digs (42-36) and blocks (9-6).
• IU’s six wins by straight sets so far this season is the most in a non-conference slate since the 2017 team matched that mark with six of their own.
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• As dominant of a weekend in her career, Rammelsberg finished off Austin Peay with 10 kills and eight blocks while hitting .714 with no errors.
• Her 23 blocks were the most across a three-match span by one IU athlete since Awele Nwaeze had 27 in three-straight matches in 2014.
• On the weekend she had 25 kills, 23 blocks, four digs and two assists while hitting .404 (25-6-47) across three matches.
#10 Haworth, Camryn
• The Fishers, Ind. native recorded her second double-double of the season with 32 assists and 10 digs in the win over Austin Peay.
• With a service ace in the match, she now has at least one ace in 12-consecutive contests dating back to last season.
• She now has 1,894 assists in her career, putting her just 106 away from becoming the 11th player in program history with 2,000 assists.
#32 Gary, Ramsey
• IU’s outstanding freshman settled into the weekend nicely, providing 38 digs across three matches with eight assists and two aces to go with it.
• She’s recorded 10+ digs in eight of nine matches this season and leads all freshmen in the Big Ten with 110 digs.
#4 Saris, Mady
• A much needed offensive weekend from IU’s pin, Saris had 11 kills, eight digs and four aces in the win over Austin Peay.
• She had 36 total kills in three matches while hitting .318 (36-9-85) on the weekend. She was among three players named to the All-Tournament team.
Set 1: Indiana 25, Austin Peay 13
• The Hoosiers jumped on the Governors from the get-go with Geddes serving an ace to go up 10-2 in the early stages. Saris served the first eight points of the match as IU opened the contest with seven-straight points.
• IU hit .429 (14-2-28) in the opening frame with Rammelsberg putting away five balls on six swings and adding two blocks.
Set 2: Indiana 25, Austin Peay 19
• The Hoosiers had three aces in the second frame and needed a big run midway through the set to put away the hosts and take a 2-0 advantage.
• After letting Austin Peay level the match at 9-9, head coach Steve Aird took a timeout. Out of the break, the Hoosiers rattled off seven-straight points behind the serve of Saris.
• Kjolhede provided a much-needed sideout on the slide to go up 20-17 with IU finishing the set on a 6-2 run.
Set 3: Indiana 25, Austin Peay 18
• Saris provided four kills on six swings with Kjolhede chipping in an additional four to put the sweep to bed on Saturday afternoon.
• IU went down 6-9 but a Saris ace, making it 12-11, capped off a 6-2 run and forced a timeout from Austin Peay. The Hoosiers would tack on an additional pair of points out of the timeout and never look back in the match.
BOILERS BEST VIRGINIA TECH AND WEATHER FOR WALTERS’ FIRST WIN
BLACKSBURG, Va. – Stormy conditions and a lengthy weather delay marked a memorable afternoon for the Purdue football team, as the Boilermakers entered the win column for the first time in the Ryan Walters era by defeating Virginia Tech on the road Saturday, 24-17.
In a game that lasted eight hours and 35 minutes from kickoff to final whistle, Purdue’s resilience was on display with a dominant defensive performance. The Boilermakers (1-1) set the program record for fewest rush yards allowed on the road with 11.
The Purdue defense racked up nine tackles-for-loss for 54 yards with a trio of sacks. The Boilermakers held Virginia Tech (1-1) to just 2-of-12 on third downs, stopping their final four attempts. For the second straight week, Dillon Thieneman led the way with a team-high seven tackles, six solos, and an interception.
Nic Scourton made a living in the backfield with 3.5 tackles-for-loss. Graduate transfer Isaiah Nichols tallied a pair of stops behind the line. Scourton, Nichols and Kydran Jenkins picked up the Boilermakers’ three sacks.
Quarterback Hudson Card played another clean game going a career-best 23-of-34 through the air for 248 yards, while rushing for 16 yards on 12 carries. Card provided the game-winning touchdown on a two-yard sprint to the pylon with eight minutes remaining in the fourth, the only score by either team in the second half.
Redshirt freshman Max Klare hauled in a career-high eight passes for 64 yards. Eight different receivers caught a pass. On the ground, Purdue ran for 179 yards as Devin Mockobee led the way with 95 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown.
The Boilermakers found paydirt on their first drive for the second straight week. Card was 4-of-6 for 54 yards to lead Purdue down the field before Mockobee capped the drive with a 15-yard touchdown run. After the defense forced a Virginia Tech punt four plays later, Purdue was in the middle of an eight-play drive when play was halted with 5:50 remaining in the first.
Then, the wait began. Five hours and 27 minutes and an endless torrent of thunderstorms elapsed before the two clubs retook the field around 6:15 p.m. Even after the long layoff, Purdue’s defense came out firing.
The Hokies’ first three drives out of the delay totaled just 28 yards and lasted nine plays. Cam Allen recorded his 11th career interception on Virginia Tech’s first possession of the second quarter, moving him into a tie for third on Purdue’s all-time list.
The Boilermakers used the early defensive dominance to open a 17-0 lead. Kicker Ben Freehill connected on a 43-yard field goal early in the second quarter for his first career make. Purdue turned the Allen interception into points on a 21-yard rushing score by Tyrone Tracy Jr. with 12:39 to play in the first half.
Virginia Tech shifted the momentum by scoring 17 unanswered points on its next three drives to even the score going into the break.
Thieneman quickly got the defense back into rhythm with an interception on the Hokies’ second play of the second half. Purdue pitched a shutout in the second half, holding the Hokies to just 106 yards of total offense in the final 30 minutes. Five of Virginia Tech’s six second half drives were six plays or fewer.
The offense put Purdue ahead for good with a 13-play, 74-yard drive early in the fourth quarter sealed by the Card touchdown run.
STOPPING THE RUN
Purdue stymied any rushing attempts by Virginia Tech. As mentioned before, the 11 yards gained on the ground by the Hokies were the fewest Purdue has ever allowed on the road in program history. The mark ranks seventh in all games by the Boilermakers. It was the fewest yards given up since the program record of -31 against Louisville in 1987.
Virginia Tech ran 22 times for 0.5 yards per carry. The Boilermakers stopped 10 runs for loss or no gain, for 22% of the Hokies’ total plays. The defense did not allow a rushing first down until midway through the second, one of three on the night.
• Purdue’s defense got off the field in a hurry, stopping 10 of the 13 drives in six plays or fewer. The Hokies averaged just five plays per possession. Purdue stopped Virginia Tech on its first five third-down attempts. The Hokies’ first conversion came with 1:19 to play in the second.
• Outside of Virginia Tech’s three scoring drives in the second quarter, the Hokies tallied 139 total yards on 42 plays (3.3 YPP)
• The average third-down distance for Virginia Tech was 10.6 yards, and the hosts averaged just 3.3 yards per attempt and -1.7 yards when trying to run.
• The Boilermakers’ nine tackles-for-loss were the most since the team racked up 10 against Indiana in 2021.
• The series between Purdue and Virginia Tech is now tied at 1-1.
• The Boilermakers finished the game going 7-of-17 on third downs.
• Max Klare totaled the most receiving yards by a Purdue freshman tight end since Brycen Hopkins had 80 against Iowa in 2016.
• Devin Mockobee has scored a touchdown in each of the first two games this season and in four of his last five games, dating back to Nov. 26, 2022 at Indiana.
• Tyrone Tracy Jr. finished with a career-high 51 rushing yards on four carries, scoring his second career rushing touchdown
• The Boilermakers won the time of possession battle, 38:01 to 21:59.
• Purdue most recently played in a weather-delayed game in 2017 against Minnesota, when the Boilermakers prevailed 31-17 after an 88-minute break from the action at Ross-Ade Stadium.
• Ryan Walters became the 10th Boilermaker head coach to win his first road game and the third to pick up his first Purdue victory away from home.
The Boilermakers return to Ross-Ade Stadium for a primetime battle next Saturday against Syracuse on NBC. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.
CARDIAC KIDS AT IT AGAIN
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. – In the team’s fourth five-set match this season, the No. 20 Purdue Boilermakers took down No. 19 Kentucky 3-2 (25-23, 19-25, 25-22, 12-25, 18-16). The victory marked Purdue’s third top-25 win in five sets this season on its way to defending the title of Stacey Clark Classic Champions.
With the result, No. 20 Purdue moves to 5-2 on the season while No. 19 Kentucky falls to 2-4.
Purdue is 3-1 in fifth-set matches this season.
The Boilermakers are 3-1 vs. top-25 opponents this season, the most wins since 2021. Meanwhile, it was the 85 ranked win for head coach Dave Shondell.
Chloe Chicoine set career-highs in kills (24), attack % (.375) and total points (25).
Raven Colvin tied her season-high nine total blocks (1-8).
Setter Taylor Anderson secured 46 assists and a career-high 11 digs on her way to her second double-double of the year.
Defensive Specialist Ali Hornung set a season-high 15 digs to lead the back row.
Purdue out-blocked Kentucky, 13-12.
The Boilermakers’ third set was the most efficient of the season, hitting .462% (16-4-26).
There were 11 tied scores and four lead changes in the fifth set, including 16-16, 15-15, 14-14, 13-13, 12-12, 11-11, 10-10, 9-9, 8-8, 7-7.
Purdue out-blocked Kentucky, 3-2 in Set 5.
The Boilermakers committed just three errors in the set, with freshman Grace Heaney going errorless (2-0-4) and Chloe Chicoine adding four kills (4-1-8).
Grace Heaney recorded two key kills to even the score at 12-12 and 13-13 for the Boilermakers in Set 5.
One weekend remains before Big Ten play begins. The Boilermakers will close out the non-conference slate at home with the Boilermaker Challenge, which will feature UCF, USC and Illinois on Thursday, September 14 and Friday, September 15. Purdue will take on UCF at 8 p.m. ET on Thursday before playing USC at the same time the following night. All tournament matches will air on Big Ten Network.
BUTLERVB BESTS MOREHEAD STATE 3-1 IN THE FINAL MATCH OF THE MSU COMFORT INN-VITATIONAL
MOREHEAD, KY. — The Butler volleyball team knocked off the host Eagles in four sets (25-17, 23-25, 25-18, 25-20) at the Morehead State Comfort Inn-Vitational. An afternoon filled with phenomenal defense and new career-highs helped the Bulldogs improve to 5-4 on the season. Elise Ward and Cora Taylor were named to the All-Tournament team.
Set 1: Butler 25-17
Morehead State opened the match by jumping out to an early 4-6 lead. Butler responded with three consecutive 4-0 spurts using kills from Ward and Abby Maesch to extend their lead to 17-10. The Eagles brought the score back to within four points at 17-14 after a 3-0 run. The Bulldogs stole the momentum right back using back-to-back kills by Mariah Grunze and a block by Grace Boggess to close out the first set 25-17. Ward and Maesch each finished with a team-high five kills
Set 2: MSU 25-23
Butler had a much better start in the second start flying out to a 4-1 lead after Reese Bates had consecutive serving aces. Morehead State would hang around eventually coming back to tie the game at 13-13. A block by Maesch and Destiny Cherry helped the Bulldogs take a 15-13 lead. The Eagles came crawling back using a 6-0 spurt to take a 23-18 lead. Blocks by Boggess and Cora Taylor helped Butler score five straight points to tie the match 23-23. Morehead State then scored on the next two points to win the set. Taylor finished with a set-high 10 assists along with two blocks.
Set 3: Butler 25-18
The Bulldogs fell behind early in the third frame 1-3, but would tie it back up at 3-3 using kills from Grunze and Boggess. The two teams would remain within a point until a 3-0 run on the back Boggess helped Butler earn a 12-9 lead. The Bulldogs continued to extend their lead to 20-14 and Ward would cap off the set with a kill on match point.
Set 4: Butler 25-20
The momentum in the fourth frame began with the Eagles after they stormed out to a 5-3 lead. Butler responded with a 7-0 spurt using consecutive kills by Maesch to regain the lead 9-5. Morehead fought back to take a 12-11 before Butler scored four-straight points to take a 15-12 that proved to be insurmountable. Kills from Cherry and Maesch in the final points of the match helped secure the win for the Bulldogs.
Stat of the Match
Elise Ward finished the match with her first career double-double earning a career-high 20 kills and 15 digs. Ward became the first Bulldog hitter to record 20 kills in a match as a freshman since Anna Logan had 21 kills against Southern Illinois in 2015.
Inside the Box Score
Ward had a team-high .381 hitting percentage on 20 kills along with 15 digs.
Maesch finished with her fourth double-double of the season totaling 16 kills and 16 digs.
Kinley tallied a team-high 19 digs while adding two serving aces.
Bates finished with a career-best 11 digs along with two serving aces.
Taylor accumulated 48 assists, eight digs, and a season-high four blocks
Grunze amassed 12 kills along with four digs
Boggess led the team with six blocks and five kills.
The Bulldogs will resume action in Dayton, Ohio next week at the Tru by Hilton Invitational for the final tournament before BIG EAST conference play starts. Butler will face off against the hosts in Wright State on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 2 p.m. followed by a match against Cincinnati on Friday, Sept. 15 at 2 p.m.
******BUTLER MEN’S SOCCER******
BULLDOGS DROP MATCH ON LATE OHIO STATE GOAL
INDIANAPOLIS – The Butler men’s soccer team held its own through 82 minutes of play against Ohio State on Saturday night. With the score still 0-0, the Buckeyes (1-2-2, 0-0-0 Big Ten) produced three successive shots from within the penalty area in a furious 83rd minute. The first two attempts were saved by the Bulldogs’ keeper, Caleb Norris, but the second deflection was redirected into the net, giving Ohio State the only goal that it need for victory. Butler (0-3-1, 0-0-0 BIG EAST) will open conference play next Friday, Sept. 15, traveling to Villanova for a 3pm kickoff.
11′ | Ohio State’s keeper misplays a clearance that hits his own teammate. Palmer Ault charges towards the ball, as do two defenders. Ault directs the ball towards the goal, but a defender is able to clear it.
19′ | DJ Hooks carries on the right side and slots a ball through the defensive line to a charging Tommy Visser in the center. Visser and the Buckeyes keeper meet the ball at the same time, and the threat is contained.
50′ | Visser plays forward to Jack Streberger on the left side. Streberger finds Ault in the center who touches it right back to him. Streberger then hits a low shot from 12 yards out, but the Ohio State keeper makes a diving save.
83′ | Ohio State breaks down the left side and angles toward the goal. A shot from 15 yards is deflected by Butler keeper Caleb Norris. The deflection is one-timed by a second Buckeye from six yards out, and it is again deflected, but right in front of the goal. A third charging Buckeye is able to tap the ball in for the game-winning goal.
Four Bulldogs created shots against the Buckeyes. Tommy Visser and Palmer Ault each produced a pair, leading Butler. Visser, Jack Streberger, and DJ Hooks each had one shot on goal.
Ohio State outshot Butler, 19-6, and the Buckeyes put eleven of them on frame.
Caleb Norris made a career-high ten saves in the match.
BUTLER DEFEATS TAYLOR 41-13 IN HOME OPENER
INDIANAPOLIS – Butler running back Jyran Mitchell ran for 178 yards and three touchdowns as the Butler Bulldogs defeated the Taylor Trojans 41-13 on Saturday afternoon at the Sellick Bowl. The Bulldogs outscored Taylor 21-0 in the third quarter to take a commanding lead.
Mitchell carried the ball 12 times to come up with his game-high 178 rushing yards and that effort would allow BU to record 439 total yards of offense. Mitchell opened the scoring for BU just two minutes into the contest with a one-yard rush up the middle. His second TD of the first quarter was a 60-yard run to make the game 14-0.
Bret Bushka supplied the team with 23 rushing yards and 185 passing yards, completing 13 of his 22 attempts. Bushka’s favorite targets on Saturday were Luke Wooten and Ethan Loss. Wooten was responsible for the first BU touchdown of the second half and ended the day with six catches for 75 yards. Loss was the team leader with 79 receiving yards on four grabs.
Mitchell added his third TD of the afternoon in the third breaking free for a 63-yard run up the Taylor sideline and the last BU touchdown vs. Taylor came courtesy of special teams as Harry Ochs recovered a muffed punt in the end zone for six.
Speaking of special teams, K/P Luka Zurak went 2-for-2 on field goal attempts hitting from 23 and 20 yards out. Zurak also punted the ball five times to average 41.8 yards per punt.
The Butler defense held Taylor in check by allowing just one touchdown per half. Tyson Garrett was the team leader with 12 tackles, including a tackle for loss. The Bulldogs got the in backfield often to record seven total tackles for loss and Danny Orgler was also credited with a sack.
BU will now shift their focus to next Saturday as the Wabash Little Giants return to the Sellick Bowl for the first time since 1976! Come join the action under the lights for a 6 PM kick-off.
******IUPUI MENS SOCCER******
JAGS OPEN #HLMSOC PLAY WITH THREE POINTS; FINNEGAN NETS BRACE AND MOREFIELD RECORDS CLEAN SHEET
INDIANAPOLIS – A late first half tally by senior Logan Finnegan propelled the IUPUI men’s soccer team to a 2-0 victory against Wright State in the Horizon League opener. Finnegan added a second goal in the 73rd minute to put the game out of reach.
“(This was) really big for my confidence. My team is always behind my back, but the past few games I feel like I could have done better in the final third finishing those goals off, so today was big,” exclaimed Finnegan.
Wright State (0-2-2, 0-1-0) generated more scoring opportunities in the opening 45, outshooting the home team 5-1, but IUPUI keeper Lucas Morefield had little work to do with no shots on target. Morefield led a defense that was shorthanded, with Edgar Correia sidelined due to injury. Brady Horn slid into the center back position and Noah Kummrow filling in at right back for his first career start.
Despite being outshot, the Jags (2-2-1, 1-0-0) maintained more of the ball than the Raiders but were unable to break down the visitor’s defense. With little time remaining in the first stanza, Josemir Gomez won a corner kick after a brilliant individual effort, slipping past two defenders down the goal line before having the ball touched out of play. On the ensuing corner kick, Lukas Hackaa curled the ball over the defenders inside the six-yard box, finding Finnegan who made a run to the back post. Finnegan’s header glanced just under the bar to beat the keeper and find the back of the net for his first goal of the campaign.
“(Getting on the board first) was important. Putting that first ball in the net is always huge,” said assistant coach Max Guidry. “It’s important to keep going and not let off the gas once that first goal goes in.”
Finnegan and the Jags, however, would not stop there, adding another tally in the 73rd minute to secure his brace—the second of his career. Medard Mikobi got the play started, intercepting an errant Raider pass in the attacking third. After beating a defender, he passed the ball to Finnegan on the left wing. After side-stepping a defender, the Wheaton, Ill. native set up for a shot on his favored right foot from just outside the 18. With precision, the forward slotted the ball passed the keeper and into the side netting, giving the Jags a two-goal advantage with less than 20 minutes remaining.
The Raiders would not go down easily, sending multiple long balls into the box in the final 15-plus minutes of regulation. The visitors earned five corners in the second half, including two in the final few minutes but were unable to find the net. The shutout was Morefield’s first of the season after registering four a year ago.
“Three points to start the (conference) season is huge, so we are really excited,” concluded Finnegan. “(The win today was) massive,” added Guidry. “There’s nothing more important than Horizon League (play) and getting that first win and building from there.”
The Jags remain at home, taking on Loyola Chicago at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on Tuesday (Sept. 12) with kickoff set for 6:00 p.m.
******BALL STATE FOOTBALL******
AFTER SCORELESS FIRST QUARTER, PIVOTAL SECOND PERIOD PUSHES TOP-RANKED GEORGIA PAST CARDINALS
ATHENS, Ga. – Battling Southeastern Conference teams in consecutive weeks for the first time since 2001 was a tall order for Ball State, let alone facing two-time defending FBS champion and No. 1-ranked Georgia on its home field.
But linebacker Keionte Newson forced a fumble to thwart the Bulldogs’ opening drive and freshman quarterback Kadin Semonza drove the Cardinals past midfield as part of an 11-play drive on Ball State’s first possession. Ball State controlled the ball and the clock through a scoreless draw in the game’s opening period.
A 31-point second period, though, catapulted Georgia into control and the Bulldogs rode their momentum to a 45-3 victory. The Cardinals got their only points on Jackson Courville’s 28-yard field goal in the fourth period. It was the first field goal of his career.
Semonza was strong in the first period, completing 6 of 8 passes for 48 yards. Tanner Koziol was the recipient of two of those passes and finished the day with three receptions overall.
Georgia opened its scoring on a 69-yard punt return and then its defense took advantage of three Ball State interceptions over the next four series. The first interception came on a long out-route 30 yards downfield on a 3rd-down play that served as a well-placed punt at the Georgia 22-yard-line. The next two, though, were the result of ill-bouncing deflections, including one off the back heel of would-be receiver Maximus Webster. Nonetheless, the Bulldogs took advantage and went into the locker room leading 31-0.
Georgia tacked on two more touchdowns in the third quarter while Ball State’s Layne Hatcher took over at quarterback. Hatcher finished the day 10-of-16 for 82 yards and the Cardinals’ longest play of the day – a 28-yard strike to Ahmad Edwards.
Ball State returns to action next Saturday for its home opener against state rival Indiana State. It is Family Weekend. Kickoff is 2:00 p.m.
******BALL STATE VOLLEYBALL*****
VOLLEYBALL DROPS PAIR TO CLOSE DAYTON INVITATIONAL
DAYTON, Ohio – – It was a rough day for the Ball State women’s volleyball team which closed play in the Dayton Invitational with loses to UIC and host Dayton Saturday at the Frericks Center.
The Cardinals (2-7) got off to a hot start in its early match versus the Flames (7-3), hitting .362 (29-4-69) to split the opening two sets. Unfortunately, the UIC defense picked up the pace over the final to sets to hand BSU a 3-1 (26-24, 23-25, 25-19, 25-23) setback.
Sophomore opposite Madison Buckley led the Ball State offense in the opener, tying her career high with 14 kills. Fifth-year middle Marie Plitt was not far behind with 12, to go along with a .400 (12-2-400) attacking mark.
Senior setter Megan Wielonski added her fifth double-double of the season with 40 assists and a team-high 13 digs, while becoming just the seventh player in program history to eclipse 3,000 career assists. Add in 15 more assists in the nightcap versus the Flyers (8-2) and Wielonski’s career total currently stands at 3,054.
Wielonski also tied for match-high honors with three aces versus UIC, as did sophomore defensive specialist Paige Busick.
Rounding out Ball State’s top performers in the opener were fifth-year libero Havyn Gates with 12 digs, sophomore outside Katie Egenolf with seven kills and 10 digs, senior outside Cait Snyder with nine kill and redshirt freshman Aniya Kennedy with seven kills and four total blocks.
Unfortunately, the Cardinals were never able to find their footing in the nightcap, suffering a 3-0 (25-12, 25-17, 25-20) setback to Dayton.
Kennedy led the Ball State attack with six kills, while Gates highlighted the defensive effort with 16 digs and added two of BSU’s three aces.
The Ball State women’s volleyball team closes the pre-conference portion of its 2023 schedule next weekend with two more tough matchups at the WKU Invitational.
Up first, a date with host Western Kentucky, which sits just outside the Top 25 in the latest AVCA/TaraFlex Division I women’s volleyball poll, on Friday at Noon ET / 11 a.m. CT.
BSU closes the event Saturday at Noon ET / 11 a.m. CT versus East Tennessee State, the defending Southern Conference regular season champions.
******NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL******
IRISH BIG PLAYS WASH OUT NC STATE 45-24
The University of Notre Dame football team improved to 3-0 in 2023 with its first road-game victory of the season at NC State 38-17 at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Saturday afternoon.
The game was delayed by weather and lightning for close to two hours with the Irish holding a 3-0 lead. The first play once the game was resumed was an 80-yard touchdown run by Audric Estimé to put Notre Dame ahead to stay. NC State cut the lead to seven points in the third quarter, but the Irish defense stepped up with three interceptions and the Irish offense capitalized on the mistakes with three straight touchdowns to put the game away.
Estimé led the Irish rushing attack with a career-high-matching 134 yards on 14 carries with two rushing touchdowns. Sam Hartman posted another great passing performance, finishing 15 of 24 for 286 yards and four touchdowns. Two of those touchdown passes ended up in the hands of sophomore tight end Holden Staes on 35 and 40-yard plays.
The Irish defense, which broke up eight passes in the game, was led by Thomas Harper with seven tackles. Benjamin Morrison, Xavier Watts and DJ Brown all intercepted passes as well.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Each team started the game with two three-and-outs respectively, including the Irish giving up their first sack of the season on the game’s third play.
On Notre Dame’s third drive, Jadarian Price provided a spark to the offense with three carries for 23 yards. The Irish would try a flea-flicker play which led to an intentional grounding call to push the Irish out of scoring position. Hartman found Estimé on third-and-long to get the Irish to the NC State 37-yard line.
Spencer Shrader entered and calmly set a Notre Dame record with a 54-yard field goal to start the game’s scoring. The 54-yard boot broke Kyle Brindza (2013) and Dave Reeves (1976) 53-yard efforts as the previous program bests.
NC State earned one first down on their next drive, but the Irish defense forced another punt a few plays later.
It was at that point that an impending storm system forced both teams to the locker rooms for a weather delay that began at 12:41 p.m. ET and ran until 2:35 p.m. It marked the second consecutive time that Notre Dame experienced a weather delay at NC State, going back to a 30-minute delay after halftime of the 2016 game with the Wolfpack.
On the first snap after the teams returned to the field, Estimé burst through a huge hole on the right side of the offensive line, cut up the field and got behind a Jayden Thomas block. The Irish running back then split two NC State defenders and rumbled 80 yards for the touchdown to give Notre Dame a 10-0 lead.
The two teams traded possessions, which included Benjamin Morrison’s first interception of the season. But Morrison would make a mistake late in the second quarter with an unsportsmanlike penalty after the whistle. Just one play later, NC State would get 15 more yards via penalty on an illegal hands to the face whistle.
Yet another Irish penalty, this one defensive holding provided the Wolfpack the ball at the seven-yard line. Two plays later, an NC State touchdown pass would mark the first opposing team touchdown of the season.
The Irish answered back and quickly before halftime. On second down, Hartman stayed in the pocket, then moved to his right and found a wide open Chris Tyree behind the NC State defense. Tyree carried the ball all the way down to the 13-yard line for a 65-yard reception.
One play later Hartman found Jaden Greathouse in the back of the end zone to give the Irish a 17-7 lead at halftime. Notre Dame’s final drive of the half lasted just 40 seconds.
NC State received the ball to start the second half and slowly moved down the field, converting three straight third-and-short plays. They moved into Notre Dame territory for yet another third-and-one but a false start, then a pass break up from Ramon Henderson forced a punt from the Irish 49-yard line.
The Irish offense was unable to move the ball on their next possession. NC State took over and was given more yardage from a Notre Dame penalty, this time a roughing the passer penalty. Notre Dame’s defense stepped up to force a field goal, which NC State converted from 49 yards and cut the Irish lead to one touchdown at 17-10.
Notre Dame’s quick-strike offense didn’t take long. Hartman connected with Staes on two long pass plays during a three-play drive with the last a 40-yard touchdown catch and run to give the Irish a 24-10 lead.
NC State came back with their own big play, a 38-yard pass down the right sideline to set themselves up in the red zone. Another 17-yard toss gave them the ball at the one-yard line and Brennan Armstrong dove in on a short run to cut the lead back to seven points with 2:55 left in the third quarter.
The Wolfpack then came up with their biggest play of the game. On second down, Hartman dropped back to pass, stepped up in the pocket and was hit from behind. He fumbled on the play and NC State recovered at the Notre Dame 17-yard line.
NC State would not score, however. The Irish defense stepped up, surrendered just six yards on the drive and the Wolfpack missed the field goal to keep the lead at seven points.
The Irish offense could not take advantage on its next drive, but the defense would not wait long to give them the ball back. Xavier Watts picked off his first career pass to give the Irish the ball at the NC State 33-yard line. Staes set up the Irish with a 12-yard reception, then on third and short Hartman found Greensboro, NC, native Davis Sherwood leaking out of the backfield for his first career touchdown reception. The 10-yard pass put the Irish up 31-17.
Yet another Irish interception, this one from DJ Brown, set the Irish up again at the Wolfpack 16-yard line. Three plays later, Estimé bulled into the end zone for the fifth Irish touchdown of the game.
NC State turned the ball over on downs and the Irish would end up posting their third-straight touchdown on a 35-yard play action pass from Hartman to Staes.
The Wolfpack tacked on a meaningless touchdown on their final drive to make the final score 45-24.
******NOTRE DAME MEN’S SOCCER******
#20 IRISH WIN 3-2 THRILLER IN ACC OPENER AGAINST CLEMSON
SOUTH BEND, Ind. — The No. 20 Fighting Irish men’s soccer team won a thrilling 3-2 matchup against Clemson in the ACC opener on Saturday night in front of a packed crowd at Alumni Stadium to remain unbeaten on the season at 4-0-1.
The three goals were scored by the Irish trio of Eno Nto, Bryce Boneau and Daniel Russo to deliver the Notre Dame victory.
HOW IT HAPPENED
Notre Dame has made a habit of scoring first and Saturday was no different, as the hosts struck in the 16th minute to jump out in front 1-0. The Irish goal came off a corner, as Kyle Genenbacher’s shot was saved off the line by a Clemson defender which led to Nto being the first to react and poke it into the net for his second of the season.
The Irish doubled their lead in the 33rd minute, this time with Nto setting it up. The junior played a ball to Boneau in the box, whose first touch took him past a defender and created space for him to beat the oncoming Clemson keeper with his shot inside the near post to make the score 2-0.
Unfortunately for the Irish, the two-goal lead evaporated in less than a minute right before the end of the first half, as the Tigers scored two goals in a span of 41 seconds to draw level heading into the halftime break at 2-2.
Notre Dame came out of the intermission locked in and wasted no time in regaining the lead. After Matthew Roou was brought down just outside the top of the box Daniel Russo stepped up to take the free kick. The senior curled an effort just inside the far post to put the Irish back in front at 3-2 with his first goal of the season.
The Irish kept creating chances and nearly went back up by two goals on numerous occasions but the Clemson defense managed to keep it a 3-2 advantage for the hosts.
In the waning minutes of action Clemson poured forward but the Irish backline refused to break, putting out fires in the final third. With less than 90 seconds left Clemson fired off a shot that appeared to be destined for the top corner but Bryan Dowd made a huge diving save to keep the ball out of the net and seal the 3-2 conference victory.
McFARLAND FAMILY MEN’S HEAD SOCCER COACH CHAD RILEY’S TAKE
On the performance…
“I’m really proud of the group, it was a really good team performance. From the guys on the field to the guys on the bench they really helped keep us going and I’m really proud of how the group responded to giving up a couple of late goals in the first half. They came out with a resolve in the second half to get the victory.”
On the team’s resiliency…
“I think resiliency is a great word to describe it. We have a very resilient and mature group and they showed a lot of it to respond the way they did and to play well and to then defend really well for the last eight minutes or so.”
On the crowd…
“Amazing crowd. So happy for so many of the young soccer players that came out tonight. We also had so many students, it was one of the best crowds we have had in my time here.”
ND STAT OF THE MATCH
Notre Dame’s three goals are the most the Irish have ever scored in a match against Clemson, spanning 14 contests.
The Irish improve to 7-5-2 against Clemson in the all-time series and are now 3-1-0 when playing the Tigers in South Bend
With a record of 4-0-1, Notre Dame is off to its best start since beginning the 2017 season with a mark of 6-0-0
Nto now has two goals on the season and nine in his Fighting Irish career
Boneau’s goal was the first of his career
Russo got off the mark with his first goal of the season and he now has 11 goals over his four seasons in South Bend
With goals from Russo and Boneau, the Irish have now had six different players score goals through five matches during the 2023 campaign
The Irish cap off their six-match homestand to open the year with a non-conference clash against Big Ten foe Michigan State at 8 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Sept. 12. The match will air on ACCN.
******NOTRE DAME VOLLEYBALL******
NOTRE DAME WINS IRISH INVITATIONAL AFTER DEFEATING OKLAHOMA
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – The Notre Dame Fighting Irish advanced to 4-2 on the year after taking down the Oklahoma Sooners (5-2) in the final game of the Irish Invitational on Saturday, September 9 at Purcell Pavilion. It was truly a five set thriller in South Bend as both the Irish and Sooners battled to the very end until Notre Dame was able to come out on top (27-29, 25-21, 14-25, 25-22, 18-16). After going 2-0 on the weekend, Notre Dame took home the Irish Invitational title as they protected their home court against Illinois and Oklahoma.
“This was a very important weekend for Irish Volleyball,” said head coach Salima Rockwell “Beating two very good teams in Illinois and Oklahoma will help us tremendously as we move forward through the season. We learned a lot about ourselves and what we are capable of.”
Sydney Palazzolo led the way as the outside hitter recorded 25 kills at a .310 clip. She was followed by Phyona Schrader and Ava Lange, who each finished with 10 kills a piece. Schrader also recorded a team-best .400 hitting percentage and chipped in two blocks.
Lauren Tarnoff and Nicole Drewnick’s efforts at the net were crucial as they finished with five blocks and four blocks respectively. Drewnick also dished out 45 assists for the Irish offense tonight.
The Irish were off to a strong start on the day as they were able to post an early 8-3 lead in set one until the Oklahoma offense took off. The Sooners led 21-16, but the Irish weren’t going anywhere. With two kills from Palazzolo and a kill from Schrader, it was a tied set at 23-23. Tied at 24-24, 25-25, and 26-26, an Ava Lange kill would give Notre Dame the advantage at 27-26. Despite the Irish’s late efforts, the Sooners would close out the set with a 3-0 run to take home set one 29-27.
While Oklahoma led 2-0 to start, the Irish claimed the lead 3-2 and retained the lead for the rest of set two. Palazzolo recorded an impressive nine kills and an efficient .412 hitting percentage for the Irish in the second set and helped guide Notre Dame to a 25-21 win.
Tied at 1-1 heading into set three, the Sooners were able to take the 2-1 advantage as they won the third 25-14.
Oklahoma carried the momentum from their set three win into set four as the Sooners claimed the early advantage at 11-7. The Irish responded with a 6-0 run sparked by a Schrader kill to take the lead 13-11. It was back and forth between the two squads until it was tied at 20-20. A Sooner ace forced the Irish timeout as Notre Dame trailed 21-20. The Irish would outscore Oklahoma 5-1 to close out set four with a 25-22 win to make an even 2-2 heading into a competitive set five.
The Irish came out swinging as a Palazzolo kill gave the Irish a 5-2 lead and forced a Sooners timeout. Tied at 10-10, back-to-back Oklahoma errors gave Notre Dame a 12-10 edge. However, the Sooners strung together a 4-0 run to put themselves in front at 14-12. The Irish were resilient in their efforts as they tied it up yet again at 14-14. The two programs swapped points until the 16-16 mark, but another Oklahoma error coupled with a Lange solo block would put an end to the set five battle as Notre Dame claimed the 18-16 victory in the final set.
“This team plays together, with heart, and they are patient beyond belief,” said Rockwell. “What I loved the most was their ability to have productive conversations during time outs about our game plan, and they didn’t let big plays by our opponents rattle them. They were composed and learned how to battle when things got tight. I’m incredibly proud of the team and the staff for working so hard.”
The Irish are back in action on Friday, Sept. 15 at home as Notre Dame takes on Toledo inside of Purcell Pavilion.
******INDIANA STATE VOLLEYBALL******
SYCAMORES FALL TO NKU IN WEEKEND FINALE
MOREHEAD, Ky. – Kira Holland finished one dig shy of a double-double Saturday, but Indiana State fell in three sets to Northern Kentucky (25-19, 25-12, 25-22) in the Sycamores’ final match of the Comfort Inn-Vitational.
Holland finished with 12 kills and nine digs, leading the Sycamores in kills for the third straight match. Ella Scott and Jadyn Smith had seven kills each, while Macy Lengacher registered a team-leading 16 digs.
Early kills from Kaitlyn Hamilton and Holland had the Sycamores on level terms with the Norse in the first set, but NKU used a four-point scoring run and never trailed for the remainder of the set. Back-to-back kills by Smith got the Sycamores within two at 13-11, but a lengthy scoring run for NKU pushed the Norse lead to five. Northern Kentucky went on to take the first set 25-19.
Karinna Gall and Storm Suhre notched kills early in the second set, but NKU had full control of the set. Scott tried to will the Sycamores back in with a kill midway through, but a scoring run for the Norse made it 15-5 in favor of the opposition. Gall, Scott and Holland tallied kills late, but Indiana State found its backs against the wall after dropping the second set 25-12.
Four kills between Holland and Scott early in the third set had the Sycamores back in rhythm, as Indiana State took a 9-6 lead in the beginning stages. NKU came back to tie the set, but a pair of kills by Holland along with a Hannah Baudin service ace put the Trees back in front. Indiana State pushed its lead to 20-17 following a Norse attack error, and Hamilton kept the Trees in front late with a kill. Northern Kentucky rallied back, though, as the Norse won the last four points to take the third set 25-22 and clinch the match.
Inside the Numbers
Indiana State’s top three kills leaders in Saturday’s match were freshmen (Kira Holland, Ella Scott, Jadyn Smith)
Indiana State’s best hitting percentage of the weekend came in Saturday’s match, as the Sycamores hit .202.
Ella Scott was the lone Sycamore with multiple blocks in the match, and had Indiana State’s lone block solo in the contest.
News and Notes
Kira Holland led Indiana State in kills in all three matches this weekend and was selected as the Sycamores’ representative on the Comfort Inn-Vitational All-Tournament Team.
Asia Povlin’s two best matches of her career in terms of digs came at this weekend’s tournament. Povlin had seven digs against Butler on Friday and six digs against Northern Kentucky on Saturday.
Indiana State’s final non-conference contest is Friday evening against IUPUI at 6 p.m. inside ISU Arena. The match is the Sycamores’ home opener and is also Student Organization Night with the Sycamores. The student organization with the highest percentage of its members in attendance will receive a Sycamore Prize Pack.
*******PURDUE FT. WAYNE MEN’S SOCCER******
MASTODONS BLANK MILWAUKEE 3-0 IN #HLMSOC OPENER
MILWAUKEE – Purdue Fort Wayne opened Horizon League men’s soccer play on Saturday (Sept. 9) with a road shutout of Milwaukee 3-0.
Max Collingwood earned his first shutout as a Mastodon by recording four saves. The ‘Dons out-shot the Panthers 16-10, including 7-4 on goal.
Marco Valencia and Seth Mahlmeister each had a goal and an assist in the game.
Sophomore Abe Arellano scored his first career goal as a Mastodon by finding the back of the net in the 31st minute. The tally was assisted by Valencia. Arellano celebrated his first collegiate tally with a heads over heels flip.
The ‘Dons put it away with a pair of goals in a five-minute span. Mahlmeister scored in minute 63, assisted by a nice pass by Juan Romero to find Mahlmeister on the edge of the 18-box. Mahlmeister then assisted on Valencia’s goal in the 67th minute. It was also Valencia’s first goal as a Mastodon.
Purdue Fort Wayne improves to 1-2-1 (1-0-0 Horizon League) vs. Milwaukee 1-3-0 (0-1-0 Horizon League. The ‘Dons host Chicago State on Tuesday (Sept. 12) in a non-league match at Hefner. Kick is set for 5 p.m.
*******PURDUE FT. WAYNE VOLLEYBALL******
MASTODONS EARN PROGRAM’S 1000TH WIN THANKS TO FIVE SET WIN AT CANISIUS
BUFFALO, N.Y. – Purdue Fort Wayne won their 1000th match in women’s volleyball program history on Saturday (Sept. 9). For the second match in a row, the ‘Dons rallied from a one-set deficit on their way to taking down Canisius 3-2 (20-25, 25-20, 24-26, 25-21, 15-10).
Panna Ratkai and Maggie Castleman both finished in double figures in both kills and digs. Ratkai led the way with 19 kills while Castleman had 14; Ratkai totaled 14 digs while Castleman had 13. Jena Medearis also posted double digit kills with 12. She was efficient too, hitting .600 in Saturday’s match. On the defensive end, LonDynn Betts paced the ‘Dons with 25 digs.
Canisius took the first set by five points. Ratkai led the ‘Dons in the first set with five of the team’s 12 kills in the set.
Medearis had six kills in the second set, including three down the stretch that helped the ‘Dons hold on to the lead. Medearis earned the set point with a soft kill that dropped in the middle of a few Canisius players.
Ratkai totaled seven kills in the third set. With the ‘Dons trailing by three, Ashby Willis’ kill turned the serve over to Ratkai. She served an ace and then delivered the kill on the next point to tie the score at 20. Purdue Fort Wayne held steady with Canisius for the next few points, but Canisius managed to take two points in a row and win the third set.
Ratkai and Castleman each had three kills in the fifth set, but it was Nicole Jones who delivered the final kill that lifted the ‘Dons over Canisius. Jones had seven of her 39 assists in the fifth set.
Lauren Hubert had 21 kills for Canisius.
The ‘Dons improve to 5-4. Canisius falls to 2-6. Purdue Fort Wayne hosts Miami (OH) next weekend to start the Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational Presented by Hyatt Place.
*******EVANSVILLE MEN’S SOCCER******
UE MEN’S SOCCER TAKES THE MAYOR’S CUP IN 4-0 WIN OVER SOUTHERN INDIANA
EVANSVILLE, Ind. — It was an offensive explosion on Saturday night for the University of Evansville men’s soccer in their first Mayor’s Cup win of the series.
In an emotional night for senior forward Kai Phillip, he led the Purple Aces offense with two goals and four shots in their 4-0 route of the Southern Indiana Screaming Eagles. Midfielders Ola Arntsen and Carlos Barcia added goals to the score sheet while defender Tobias Bak had his second assist of the year. Freshman midfielder David Hernandez had his first collegiate point in an assist on Phillip’s final goal of the evening.
“It’s always nice to beat a crosstown rival,” said Head Coach Robbe Tarver following the win. “Especially on the back of a tough week to get the momentum back and get us back in the win column was huge. It’s only 15 minutes down the road, but its still a road win, which we talk a lot about being good on the road. I thought we were better in the bigger moments of the game when we needed to score and when we needed to defend our box. We did that well obviously scoring four goals and having a shutout But at the same time I think the score line is not really indicitive of the game. I think it was a little bit closer than that and they had a couple of good chances that we were able to stop. And we were able to capitalize on a couple of mistakes.”
It was a close battle early on in the first half as the two teams found their footing in front of a record-setting crowd at Strassweg Field. The tide turned in UE’s favor in the 29th minute as Phillip found the net for the first time on a lone break down the left side of the field. The senior buried the ball in the bottom center of the goal, sparking an offensive surge for Evansville. In the first half, the Aces launched seven shots and added a second goal in the 34th minute from Arntsen off a corner kick rebound.
The offensive rush continued in the second half with nine additional shots and two more goals. Barcia scored his first goal of the season in the 52nd minute off a cross from Bak on the right side. The graduate midfielder positioned himself in the center of the penalty arc, putting the ball right in the bottom left corner. The Aces final goal of the game was Phillip’s second in the 61st minute on a corner kick from Hernandez. Phillip got his head on the corner feed, sealing the win for UE.
Evansville returns home to Arad McCutchan Stadium for a midweek matchup with the Lindenwood Lions. The Aces hope to build their first win streak of 2023 in the second meeting between the two programs. Kick-off for the match on Wednesday, Sept. 13 is set for 7 p.m.
ACES DROP HARD-FOUGHT CONTEST AT DEPAUL
CHICAGO – The duo of Giulia Cardona and Melanie Feliciano combined for 45 kills, but it was not enough as the University of Evansville volleyball team dropped a hard-fought road match at DePaul on Saturday evening.
Cardona had a match-high 23 kills while Feliciano added 22. Ainoah Cruz led the Purple Aces with 15 digs while Kora Ruff added 48 assists. Aside from Cardona and Feliciano, no UE player had more than two kills. Audrey Klemp tallied 15 kills to lead the Blue Demons.
Game 1 – DePaul 25, UE 23
Back-and-forth action saw both teams look to be in control throughout portions of the opening set. A big start from the Blue Demons saw them take a 5-2 advantage while Evansville responded with five in a row as Giulia Cardona had two kills and an ace to give UE its first lead. Six in a row by DePaul put the lead right back in their hands as they went up 11-7.
Kora Ruff got the Aces back on track as her kill was the first of four points in a row that knotted the score at 11-11. Consecutive errors by DePaul put UE back in front at 16-14 and the squads continued to battle it out down the stretch. Two kills from Melanie Feliciano had the Aces in good shape with a 23-21 edge but the Blue Demons stormed back as they recorded the final four tallies to take the set.
Game 2 – DePaul 34, UE 32
In the longest set of the season thus far, the Aces and Blue Demons duked it out once again. After opening the game on a 3-1 run, DePaul extended the lead to five points – 13-8. Evansville clawed its way back and was finally able to tie the score at 18-18 on a service ace by Ruff.
Feliciano registered a kill to give UE set point, up 24-23, before DePaul tied it up. Both teams had chances to end the set, but it was DU who would clinch with a service ace, taking a 2-0 lead with a 34-32 win.
Game 3 – DePaul 25, UE 20
Looking to keep the match going, the Purple Aces had the early momentum, scoring the opening three tallies before solidifying a 7-4 lead. Ainoah Cruz capped off the early run with an ace. The Blue Demons countered with three in a row as a larger 8-1 rally put them back in front – 12-8.
Unfortunately, the Aces were unable to close the gap as DePaul padded its lead and clinched the match with a 25-20 win.
******SOUTHERN INDIANA MEN’S SOCCER******
USI FALLS 4-0 TO EVANSVILLE IN MAYOR’S CUP
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Soccer fell to the University of Evansville, 4-0, in the Mayor’s Cup Saturday evening in front of a record crowd of 855 at Strassweg Field. The Screaming Eagles fall to 0-5-0, while Evansville goes to 2-2-1.
The Eagles found themselves behind 2-0 at the break as the Aces found the back of the USI goal in two of their three shots on-goal. USI had three good looks at the Aces’ goal but could get the ball on goal.
Evansville sealed the victory in the second half a tally at 51:29 and 60:09. USI had a pair of shots on-goal in the final 25, one by junior midfielder Garland Hall (Evansville, Indiana) and junior midfielder Elmer Garcia (Indianapolis, Indiana), but could not find the back of the goal.
Overall, the Aces had a 16-11lead in shots and 8-5 margin in corner kicks.
NEXT UP FOR USI:
The Eagles continue their four-game homestand Tuesday when they host Belmont University at Strassweg Field. The match is slated for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
Belmont has started 2023 with a 2-1-2 record in the first three weeks of the schedule. The Bruins surrendered their last match to the University of Memphis, 2-1, on the road Friday evening.
The Bruins took the first meeting between the two programs in 2023, defeating the Eagles, 2-0, in the season opener in Nashville, Tennessee.
******SOUTHERN INDIANA VOLLEYBALL******
USI FALLS TO BRADLEY IN A FIVE-SET SLUGFEST
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – Despite losing the match in five sets, University of Southern Indiana Volleyball (4-6) showed the Screaming Eagles faithful true potential in a 3-2 loss (25-21, 25-22, 25-18, 25-23, 18-16) against Bradley University (7-2) in the final match of the USI Invitational at Screaming Eagles Arena on Saturday. Junior setter Carly Sobieralski (Indianapolis, Indiana) and junior middle hitter Paris Downing (Avon, Indiana) were two of the seven members who were named to the USI Invitational All-Tournament Team.
A slow start from the Eagles cost them the opening frame, 25-21. The Braves went up 6-4 before a short 3-0 run sparked by kills from sophomore middle hitter Bianca Anderson (Chicago Heights, Illinois) and senior outside/right side hitter Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) gave USI their only lead of the set. Bradley quickly retaliated and nabbed an 8-1 run that put the Eagles in a six-point deficit. Down 23-17, USI was able to cut the Bradley lead to just three after scoring four-straight points off a kill and ace from senior outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois), but it was not enough as the Braves handled the game in the end. Both sides had 40 or more attempts but it was Bradley who won the kills competition, earning 15 kills compared to USI’s 11 kills.
The Eagles took control of the game early and tamed the Braves in a 25-22 second-set victory. USI kicked off the frame with an 8-1 surge that began with a Downing kill and ended with a kill from junior outside hitter Abby Weber (Fishers, Indiana). The Eagles held a seven-point advantage until Bradley returned fire and scored six of the next seven points to make it a 12-10 game. USI was able to regain a larger lead after three kills from three different Eagles and an ace from Bednar that made it 19-14. The Braves pushed back with a 4-0 stint until USI’s offense stole the show and tacked on four kills and an ace to tie the match at one apiece.
Bradley’s immaculate run cost USI the third set, dropping 25-18. The Braves started with a 4-0 run and would later hold a 15-12 lead. Despite earning eight kills in their first 12 points, USI could not stop Bradley as the Braves put on an 8-0 stint that nearly doubled up the Eagles, 23-12. However, USI battled back with six straight points with the help of Bradley’s four offensive miscues. Even after a late comeback, the Eagles could not close out the miracle as the Braves took a 2-1 match lead. For the second time in the match, Bradley put up 15 kills with a match-low four errors while USI had a match-low nine kills. This was the only match of the tournament to make it past the third set.
Seven kills from Bednar highlight the 25-23 fourth-set win for USI as the Eagles knot up the match at two apiece. It was a close game until USI put up a 7-0 sequence that had a kill from Weber and a kill and ace from Bednar to make it 17-13. Bradley would not go down without a fight as the Braves battled back within one by scoring seven of the next 11 points. Back-to-back kills from Leah Anderson and another kill by Bednar extended the lead before the Braves retaliated with a 3-0 run of their own. Bednar’s seventh kill was the dagger that handed Bradley the loss and sent the Eagles to their first fifth set this season. USI put up a better offensive attack after earning a match-high 13 kills in comparison to Bradley’s match-low 10 kills.
It was total mayhem in the fifth set as both sides traded punches until Bradley came out on top over USI, 18-16. The Eagles held a 4-3 lead after a pair of Bednar kills. The Braves returned the favor with a 3-0 run before USI added three straight points to regain the 7-6 advantage. After 11 lead changes and 13 ties, Bradley nabbed the victory in extra time to go undefeated in the tournament. USI was nearly flawless on the offensive end, earning nine kills with just two errors.
Bednar posted her third career 20-kill match after totaling a season-high and team-leading 20 kills and four aces to pair with 16 digs. Leah Anderson put up three aces and four blocks while Downing added four blocks of her own. Junior middle blocker Lauren O’Neill (Covington, Indiana) came into the match late but produced three blocks. Sobieralski proved her worth with match-highs of 38 assists and 23 digs, good enough for her fourth double-double and her first 20+ dig night of the season. Sophomore libero/defensive specialist Keira Moore (Newburgh, Indiana) and Weber were the other two Eagles to have double-digit kills with 18 and 16 digs, respectively.
As a team, USI totaled 54 kills, 48 assists, and nine aces with a season-high 84 digs and nine blocks. Bradley ended the night with 69 kills, 62 assists, and eight aces to go with 97 digs and 11 blocks.
Joining Sobieralski and Downing on the USI Invitational All-Tournament Team roster includes Camille Johnson (University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff), Ellie Garrett (Jacksonville State University), Jasmine Green (Bradley), Dru Kuck (Bradley), and Karagan Coggin (Bradley) as voted on by participating teams’ coaches.
NEXT UP FOR THE EAGLES:
The Eagles conclude the non-conference slate on Wednesday in Indianapolis, Indiana when USI takes on IUPUI at 5 p.m. (CT). The two squads met last year in exhibition play where the Jaguars took home the unofficial 3-2 win. The match will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
VALPO EDGED BY INDIANA WESLEYAN IN ROAD THRILLER
Redshirt junior Tytus Ragle (New Castle, Ind. / New Castle) made several huge catches down the final stretch on Saturday night, the last of which was a 14-yard touchdown grab from Michael Appel Jr. (Springboro, Ohio / Springboro) with seven seconds remaining that gave the Valparaiso University football team an opportunity to tie the game with a 2-point conversion. Appel completed the pass to Ryan Mann (Vernon Hills, Ill. / Vernon Hills [Northern Illinois]) on the 2-point try, but Mann was tripped up just shy of the goal line as host Indiana Wesleyan held on for a 24-22 victory over the Beacons at Wildcat Stadium in Marion, Ind.
How It Happened
Valpo got its first big play on the game’s opening kickoff when Jashon Butler (Lynwood, Wash. / Meadowdale [Arizona]) put together a 58-yard return. The two teams exchanged interceptions early as Wade Abrams (Fox River Grove, Ill. / Cary-Grove) made an early pick for Valpo to snuff out the first Indiana Wesleyan drive, but each of the first two Valpo drives also resulted in interceptions.
The Wildcats had another quick three-and-out on their second drive as the Valpo defense stood tall and forced a punt. The teams exchanged punts before Valpo cracked the scoreboard first early in the second quarter when Appel found Solomon Davis (Brighton, Tenn. / Brighton) for a 32-yard TD hookup.
Indiana Wesleyan’s next drive resulted in a missed field goal, but the Valpo defense was quickly back on the field after another interception by the Valpo offense. That time the Wildcats cashed in on favorable field position as Tristen Hayes tied the game with an 11-yard catch on a pass from Xander Stokes with 9:03 left in the second quarter.
The Wildcats took the lead on a 29-yard field goal with 2:51 left in the second quarter, then Valpo had a punt blocked with 36 seconds left in the half, setting up the Wildcats for a 27-yard TD pass from Stokes to Isaac Smith that made it 17-7 at the break.
It was Valpo’s turn to block a punt on Indiana Wesleyan’s first drive of the second half, setting up a short field that produced a 30-yard field goal by Patrick Oliva (South Bend, Ind. / Saint Joseph) that made it 17-10. Prior to the blocked punt by Abrams, Kevin Spelman (New Lenox, Ill. / Providence Catholic) came up with a sack on third down to polish off a three-and-out.
The Valpo defense once again put an exclamation mark on a three-and-out with a sack on the next IWU drive, this time with Evan Annis (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davidson) and Abrams in on the sack. Valpo once again took over with good field position, and Ryan Hawk (Columbus, Ohio / Bishop Hartley) sent a 47-yard field goal try through the uprights to chip the deficit to four at 17-13 with 7:15 left in the third.
A Valpo lost fumble on a mishandled handoff set up another touchdown drive for Indiana Wesleyan, and the lead extended to 11 at 24-13 with 3:10 left in the third.
Valpo started to find success through the air on its drive that started late in the third and extended into the fourth. Appel found Evan Jernegan (Altadena, Calif. / St. Francis) for 28 yards after a 16-yard completion to Ragle on a key third-and-14. That ability to move the ball helped set up a 28-yard field goal by Oliva to make it a one-possession game at 24-16.
The Beacons took over near midfield with 3:50 remaining in the fourth quarter, still down eight. A 20-yard catch by Brandon Jimenez (Suffern, N.Y. / Don Bosco Prep [Albany]) moved the ball well into IWU territory. An Indiana Wesleyan penalty helped Valpo pick up an automatic first down after a third-and-long play. On fourth-and-10 from the IWU 30, Appel found Ragle for 11 yards to keep the game alive. That set up the 14-yard Ragle TD grab to cut the lead to two. After the failed 2-point try, Valpo attempted an onside kick in the closing seconds, but the Wildcats recovered to set up victory formation.
Inside the Game
The touchdown grab by Ragle marked the first of his collegiate career.
Valpo went 3-for-3 on field-goal tries including the 48 yarder by Hawk on his first career field-goal attempt.
Davis’ TD catch was his first of the season and the fifth of his collegiate career.
Abrams recorded his first career interception.
Hafner paced the team with eight tackles including a pair of TFLs. He accounted for one of the team’s three sacks. Annis was among the team leaders in tackles for the second straight week, notching eight stops to share the team lead with Hafner.
Indiana Wesleyan, ranked fifth nationally in NAIA, has been difficult to beat on its home field. The reigning NAIA national semifinalists picked up their 14th consecutive home victory.
This was Valpo’s first loss by three points or fewer since Oct. 15 of last season, a 26-25 defeat vs. Butler.
Appel went 19-of-39 through the air for 194 yards and two scores. Several of the five interceptions were tipped passes and others were nice defensive plays. He was under heavy pressure throughout the game.
The rushing attack was led by Barret Labus (Wadsworth, Ohio / Wadsworth), who netted 61 yards on 13 attempts.
Nine Valpo players caught passes, led by Davis and Ragle with three apiece.
Valpo moved the chains 24 times for first downs, double as many as Indiana Wesleyan. The Beacons outgained the Wildcats in total offense 281-225 including a 225-171 advantage through the air while permitting just 54 rushing yards.
Thoughts from Head Coach Landon Fox
“From a positive perspective, my belief is really high in our team and I think our players’ belief is high as well. I thought this was going to be the second time in my career that we’ve won a game while being minus five in the turnover battle, but we didn’t, and that’s the reality of it. When you turn it over that many times and don’t get many in return, you’re not going to win very many games. Credit our guys for continuing to compete and give themselves a chance.”
Valpo (0-2) will have a bye week next week before the home opener, Pioneer Football League opener and Homecoming game are all wrapped up into one Brown Field extravaganza on Saturday, Sept. 23 at noon vs. Marist. Ticket information is available on ValpoAthletics.com/tickets.
VOLLEYBALL CLOSES WEEKEND WITH WIN OVER LINDENWOOD
The Valpo volleyball team brought its weekend at Austin Peay’s Stacheville Challenge to an end Saturday afternoon on a winning note, overcoming a one-set deficit to earn a 3-1 (17-25, 25-16, 25-22, 25-19) victory over Lindenwood.
How It Happened
A 6-0 run for the Lions early in set one gave them control at 10-4, and Valpo got no closer than three points the rest of the way as Lindenwood claimed the opening frame.
It was a rough start to the second set for the Beacons as well, as LU jumped on top with the first four points of the set. But Valpo bounced back with five in a row of its own — including a pair of kills from junior Elise Swistek (LaPorte, Ind./New Prairie) — to turn the tables and take the lead.
The Beacons did not trail again in the set, but the lead was still just one point at 12-11 before senior Mallory Januski (Bourbonnais, Ill./Bradley-Bourbonnais) had an impressive stretch during a 6-0 run. Januski posted two kills and combined with senior Olivia Blackketter (Bloomington, Ind./Bloomington South [Winthrop]) with two rejections during the spurt which gave Valpo breathing room.
A kill by Blackketter later in the frame eventually closed the set in the Beacons’ favor to even the match.
Once again, it was Lindenwood controlling things out of the gate in set three, jumping out to a 7-2 lead. Valpo battled back, however, completely erasing the deficit at 12-12.
That set up a tight battle for control of the set, as the two squads were tied at 12, 13, 14, 15, 17, 18 and 19. Finally, at 19-19, Januski came up with a kill and combined with Blackketter on a rejection to give Valpo a two-point edge at 21-19.
A LU kill was countered by a solo block from Januski, and an attack error was erased by a kill from fifth-year Bella Ravotto (Mishawaka, Ind./Marian) to make it 23-21 Valpo. A kill by the Lions again made it a one-point margin, but a service error gave the Beacons the serve with two set points, and they needed just one as a Lindenwood hitting error gave Valpo the 2-1 lead in the match.
For the first time Saturday afternoon, it was Valpo with the big early run in the fourth set, as the Beacons jumped out to an early 8-2 advantage. Valpo never trailed in the set, posting an 8-3 stretch after the Lions cut the lead to two at 13-11 to pull away again in closing out the win.
Inside the Match
Both of Valpo’s wins this year which have gone longer than three sets have featured the Beacons rally after dropping the opening set.
Saturday’s matchup was the first in program history with Lindenwood.
Januski enjoyed a strong match on both sides of the net, tying for match-high honors with 12 kills on .458 hitting while also joining in four blocks.
It is the 11th time in Januski’s career she has posted double figures in kills, with Valpo holding a 9-2 record in those matches.
Ravotto tied Januski for match-high honors as she tallied 12 kills as well, narrowly missing a double-double with nine digs.
Swistek recorded 16 digs and also narrowly missed a double-double with nine kills on .292 hitting.
Redshirt sophomore Sam Warren (Kentland, Ind./South Newton) registered seven kills and three blocks, fifth-year Miranda Strongman (Wolverine Lake, Mich./Walled Lake Central [LIU]) finished with six kills and four blocks, and Blackketter paced the Beacons with five blocks — her high in the Valpo uniform.
Redshirt sophomore Addy Kois (Osceola, Ind./Penn) handed out 21 assists and senior Victoria Bulmahn (McCordsville, Ind./Mt. Vernon) was right behind her with 20 assists.
Sophomore Emma Hickey (Granger, Ind./Penn) led Valpo with 22 digs.
Valpo held a 10-kill advantage over Lindenwood (55-45) and has now been at least 10 kills better than its opponent in each of its last four wins.
The Beacons also posted 10 team blocks, the third time they’ve reached double figures in the category this season.
Valpo (6-4) closes out nonconference play next weekend at the Purdue Fort Wayne Invitational. The Beacons will face SIUE on Friday, Sept. 15 before taking on the host Mastodons and Miami (Ohio) the next day. All three matches will be broadcast live on ESPN+.
******U OF INDY VOLLEYBALL*****
OFFENSE SHINES AS GREYHOUNDS EARN TWO REGION WINS ON SATURDAY
INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy volleyball team (6-2) earned a pair of in-region wins on Saturday, capping the weekend with a 3-1 record at its invitational hosted from Ruth Lilly Fitness Center and Nicoson Hall.
Hannah Sabotin was on fire in the middle, finishing with 25 kills on .600 hitting between the five-set thriller against Ashland and sweep of Thomas More. The Columbus, Ind., native was named to the All-Tournament team following the event, as was senior Grace Hegwood.
UIndy 3, Ashland 2
The Greyhounds returned to the win column with a comeback victory over the Eagles early Saturday afternoon in Ruth Lilly. A kill from Sophia Parlanti forced a fifth and final frame, knotting the sets at two apiece.
Ashland held the advantage nearly the entire set, leading by a score of 13-9. Claire Morris led UIndy to five consecutive points on the serve, assisting on four of the team’s five kills during the stretch. The Eagles slowed the momentum, however, the Greyhound defense in the waning moments to pull of the victory.
The Greyhounds attacked at a .321 clip in the win, with middles Sabotin and Elizabeth Eads combining for 23 kills and four blocks. Hegwood and Parlanti, the team’s outside hitters, impressed as well, totaling 36 kills and 30 digs between the pair.
Morris dished out 53 assists, matching her career-best total. Lauren Peal, who donned the libero jersey for the second set, finished with 12 digs.
UIndy 3, Thomas More 0
It was a slow start following the two-and-a-half-hour affair earlier in the afternoon, as the teams were tied on six occasions in the opening set. Sabotin gave the Hounds the lead for good with her sixth kill of the frame, ultimately leading to the sweep.
Parlanti was on fire against the Saints, recording 15 kills and 15 digs, including nine scoops in the opening set. The rest of the offense slowly caught up to the junior from Las Vegas, hitting .324 in the third set and committing just five attacking errors over the final two.
Sabotin tallied 10 kills in the win, while Lauren Cullison finished with five and a pair of service aces. The southside product now leads the team in the category with 14.
Despite just three kills against Thomas More, Hegwood remained steady defensively, scooping up 11 opposing attacks. Ellie Spang also made 11 digs, while adding one assist and one ace.
UIndy broke its nine-match losing streak to Ashland, dating back to 2005 … the Greyhounds now lead the all-time series with Thomas More, 2-0; this fall marks the first of which the Saints are competing in NCAA Division II … Sabotin upped her team-leading hitting percentage to .444 after a dominating weekend, with 68 kills compared to just 12 errors through eight contests … UIndy has now attacked at a .300 clip or better three times this season, already two more than the entire 2022 campaign … Kayla Guthrie saw action against Thomas More, finishing with one kill and one dig during the third set … the Greyhounds are 18-6 in five-set matches dating back to the 2016 season when playing in Ruth Lilly.
Hegwood on the team pulling out the win over Ashland…
“This was a big game for us. It was the first this season that we went to five sets. We have a motto on our team, “We don’t lose in Ruth Lilly in five sets,” so it was really important for us to show and, especially in the last set, to finish strong.”
Sabotin on the team’s success Saturday…
“We really just needed to bounce back from a tough loss last night. I really wanted push. Our whole team did really well; our serve receive is what put my in good positions to finish and be strong.”
Head coach Jason Reed on what’s next…
“I’m not going to get too far ahead, even of who we’re playing. We still have plenty of UIndy Volleyball that we need to clean up. We didn’t start particularly well in any of the matches, but you could say we finished. We just need to focus on consistency, stringing together the stretches of good volleyball.
The Greyhounds travel east for one more invitational prior to GLVC competition, visiting the state of West Virginia at the Bobcat Classic at West Virginia Wesleyan. UIndy is scheduled for four matches, first against Bowie State on Friday, Sept. 15, at 2:30 p.m.
MARIAN’S DEFENSE COMES UP BIG AS KNIGHTS DEFEAT NO. 13 ST. XAVIER 28-21
INDIANAPOLIS – Behind a strong defensive attack and the running game of William Gibson, the Marian football team scored their second win of the young season Saturday night as the Knights took down No. 13 St. Xavier 28-21 at St. Vincent Field. Marian’s first ranked win of the season improves the record to 2-0.
Marian’s defense had a strong night, and started on the opening series of the game as they forced a three and out, giving Marian tremendous field position after a short punt. Zach Bundalo methodically marched the Knights down the field, taking eight plays to find the end zone as Drew Byerly plunged in on a wildcat touchdown. The fast start would stall out as the Knights would punt on each of their next two series, matching the Cougars the Marian defense led by Nate Frey and Joe Owens forced back to back kicks.
The fourth series of the game for the Knights would provide points, as Marian forced their first of four turnovers in the game with Adrian Cuevas intercepting Aidan Voss. After being set up with great field position, a Bundalo pitch and catch to Jalen Jennings for 28 yards moved the ball to the one yard line, with the quarterback plunging in on the sneak one play later.
The 14-0 lead would be short-lived, as Justin Pringle answered the score with one of his own, running the ensuing kickoff back 100 yards for a touchdown to cut the score in half. Marian would get a chance to add three to their total on the next drive as they ate up a chunk of the clock, but a missed field goal stalled the chance for points. The Knights would force turnovers on their next two series with Nate Frey getting an interception, while Cuevas forced a fumble. After Dwight Lewis III returned the loose ball into the red zone, the Knights again turned to Bundalo on the sneak as the fifth-year player pushed into the end zone for his second rushing score.
The Knights would lead 21-7 after the score, but with 2:32 remaining in the game, St. Xavier marched 57 yards in 137 seconds to add a late score, with Voss throwing a 24-yard touchdown pass, making it a one-score game at the half.
St. Xavier would capitalize on the momentum from the late score, and on Marian’s second offensive play of the third quarter, Kevin Countryman for the Cougars jumped a pass and returned an interception 34 yards for the game-tying score. The game would remain tied for the remainder of the quarter, as Marian’s lone offensive drive that was completed in the quarter resulted in a missed field goal.
The Cougars were unable to gain any ground after the missed kick with a seven play series resulting in a punt, and Marian’s drive that entered into the fourth quarter was similar as the Knights were forced to punt after possessing the ball for six minutes. Marian would get the ball right back however, as Jayshawn Underwood high-pointed a deep pass and made his first interception of the season. After an 11-play series and four cracks at the end zone from inside the five after the pick, William Gibson plowed his way into the end zone, capitalizing off the turnover to push Marian in front 28-21.
Marian’s defense would handle the rest of the game, forcing a pair of fourth down stops, denying the Cougars twice before the ball crossed midfield. St. Xavier would have one final possession with three seconds remaining after Marian killed as much clock as possible, but they would not reach midfield on the multiple lateral play as Underwood and Cuevas made the game-ending stop.
Gibson led the Knights in rushing in the win with 94 yards, as Marian gained over 300 total yards of offense. Bundalo threw for 184 yards and rushed for two touchdowns, becoming the first Knight quarterback to run the ball in since Luke Johnston in 2017. CJ Young led the receivers with 46 yards and four catches. Defensively, Jake Paris and Tyler Bukur led the team in tackles, combining for 13 between the two players.
Marian will keep their undefeated record at home next Saturday, as they host Olivet Nazarene. Kickoff from St. Vincent Field is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. next week.
******MARIAN MEN’S SOCCER******
MARIAN RECORDS CLEAN SHEET AGAINST HOLY CROSS
SOUTH BEND, Ind. – A two goal first half fueled the Marian men’s soccer team to a shutout victory as they defeated Holy Cross 2-0 on Saturday afternoon. Marian is now 3-0-2 on the season.
Marian was keen from the opening whistle, controlling possession and scoring early. The Knights found the back of the net in the seventh minute after Josh Wesseling connected with Sebastian Gonzalez for the goal. In a chance to even the score, Holy Cross made back-to-back shots, but their looks were denied by Juan Torres.
The Knights continued to put pressure on the Saints as Phillip Seifert and Wesseling fired off shots, but saw their shots go high and wide. After seeing a header go high off of the corner from Yoshiaki Takeishi, Marian’s efforts paid off in the 25th minute as Seifert put one home to give his team the 2-0 lead. Both teams took a shot late in the half with both just missing, giving Marian the 2-0 lead at the break.
Holy Cross was on the attack first, blasting one high before Seifert took a pair of shots off frame. Marian saw a good look at the 60:28 mark, but the keeper was able to make the save of Kyle Alb’s header attempt. The Saints had several chances to score their first goal of the game, but were unable to execute as their shots were either off frame or saved by Torres.
Even with Holy Cross booting 10 shots with four on goal, the hosts were unable to find back netting and the Knights would hold on to win 2-0.
Torres was excellent for the Knights in goal, making four saves and keeping a clean sheet. Marian held a 16-10 shot advantage, with Seifert leading the way with seven shots and scoring one goal. Alb and Wesseling each shot twice, while Gonzalez scored on his lone shot attempt.
The Knights will return home September 13 when they host IU-Northwest at 7:30 p.m.
******MARIAN MEN’S TENNIS******
KNIGHTS BLANK MT. VERNON TO CONTINUE UNDEFEATED START TO CROSSROADS LEAGUE PLAY
Mount Vernon, Ohio – The Marian men’s tennis team continued their undefeated start to Crossroads League play, as the Knights shut out Mount Vernon Nazarene 7-0 in their third league match of the season. Marian’s win gives them a perfect week, as the Knights improve to 3-0 on the year.
At No. 2 doubles, Marc Soriano and Ben O’Brien earned a win with a 6-0 victory, taking down Austin Faucett and Clayton Amburgy. Austin Kuklak and Gavin Dardeen helped clinch the point in doubles with their win over Matt Easter and Noah Hill at No. 3 doubles, winning 6-0. Shadi Al Tori and Jake Giles went unfinished at No. 1 doubles, leading 5-2.
Marian continued their roll through singles, with three players winning 6-0, 6-0. Marc Soriano earned the straight sets win at No. 1, while Ben O’Brien at No. 4 and Jake Giles at No. 3 earned the same victory.
Al Tori won at No. 2 singles by a 6-0, 6-3 score, and at No. 5 singles Max Sternberg won by a 6-1, 6-0 score. Rounding out the win, Isaac Lian won 6-1, 6-0 at No. 6 singles to complete the shutout victory.
The Knights return home and take on No. 21 Huntington on Wednesday afternoon, as they aim to continue their undefeated start to the 2023 Crossroads League season.
*******MARIAN WOMEN’S TENNIS******
KNIGHTS BLANK COUGARS 7-0
MOUNT VERNON, Ohio – The Marian women’s team picked up their first win of the season after dominating Mt. Vernon Nazarene with a 7-0 sweep on Saturday afternoon. With the win, the Knights move to 1-2 on the season.
Marian grabbed the early lead after two quick wins in double action. Elisa Roccaforte and Darja Hubert picked up the 6-0 win against Kiersten Winey and Deah Bresson at the No. 3 spot, while Isadora Muller and Joelle Leihbacher defeated Megan Vollrath and Emma Harville 6-1 at No. 2 doubles. At the No. 1 spot, Katharina Bopst and Yasmin Imamniyazova were locked 3-3 with Audrey Cochran and Emily Allison.
With the 1-0 lead at hand, Leihbacher and Hubert each swept their opponents. Leihbacher defeated Winey 6-0, 6-0 at No. 3 singles, while Hubert took down Harville 6-0, 6-0 at the No. 5 spot. At No. 1 singles, Imamniyazoya won against Cochran 6-0, 6-2 and Bopst took the 6-3, 6-0 victory over Allison at the No. 2 spot. Muller won at No. 4 singles as she defeated Vollrath 6-1, 6-0, before Roccaforte picked up the 6-0, 6-1 win Emily Hanna at No. 6 singles.
Marian will return to action September 13 with a home match against Huntington at 11 a.m.
*******SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS******
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FRANKLIN ATHLETICS: https://franklingrizzlies.com/
ROSE-HULMAN ATHLETICS: https://athletics.rose-hulman.edu/
ANDERSON ATHLETICS: https://athletics.anderson.edu/landing/index
TRINE ATHLETICS: https://trinethunder.com/landing/index
BETHEL ATHLETICS: https://bupilots.com/
DEPAUW ATHLETICS: https://depauwtigers.com/
HANOVER ATHLETICS: https://athletics.hanover.edu/
MANCHESTER ATHLETICS: https://muspartans.com/
HUNTINGTON ATHLETICS: https://www.huathletics.com/
OAKLAND CITY ATHLETICS: https://gomightyoaks.com/index.aspx
ST. FRANCIS ATHLETICS: https://www.saintfranciscougars.com/landing/index
IU KOKOMO ATHLETICS: https://iukcougars.com/
IU EAST ATHLETICS: https://www.iueredwolves.com/
IU SOUTH BEND ATHLETICS: https://iusbtitans.com/
PURDUE NORTHWEST ATHLETICS: https://pnwathletics.com/
INDIANA TECH ATHLETICS: https://indianatechwarriors.com/index.aspx
GRACE COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://gclancers.com/
ST. MARY OF THE WOODS ATHLETICS: https://smwcathletics.com/
GOSHEN COLLEGE ATHLETICS: https://goleafs.net/
HOLY CROSS ATHLETICS: https://www.hcsaints.com/index.php
TAYLOR ATHLETICS: https://www.taylortrojans.com/
VINCENNES ATHLETICS: https://govutrailblazers.com/landing/index
******MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS*******
|Baltimore||90||51||.638||–||42 – 26||48 – 25||28 – 15||20 – 8||19 – 10||8 – 2||W 7|
|Tampa Bay||87||56||.608||4||49 – 25||38 – 31||24 – 16||21 – 8||15 – 13||6 – 4||W 2|
|Toronto||79||63||.556||11.5||37 – 30||42 – 33||12 – 25||21 – 10||16 – 12||7 – 3||W 2|
|Boston||72||70||.507||18.5||36 – 35||36 – 35||20 – 18||18 – 11||14 – 15||3 – 7||L 4|
|NY Yankees||70||72||.493||20.5||38 – 36||32 – 36||16 – 26||17 – 12||19 – 13||6 – 4||L 3|
|Minnesota||75||67||.528||–||42 – 29||33 – 38||12 – 17||26 – 22||16 – 10||6 – 4||W 2|
|Cleveland||68||75||.476||7.5||36 – 36||32 – 39||14 – 14||22 – 24||14 – 14||5 – 5||L 1|
|Detroit||65||77||.458||10||30 – 41||35 – 36||7 – 25||29 – 16||10 – 15||6 – 4||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||55||87||.387||20||28 – 40||27 – 47||9 – 19||21 – 23||12 – 21||3 – 7||L 1|
|Kansas City||44||99||.308||31.5||26 – 46||18 – 53||7 – 22||15 – 28||6 – 19||3 – 7||L 3|
|Houston||81||62||.566||–||36 – 35||45 – 27||15 – 15||13 – 12||29 – 17||6 – 4||W 1|
|Seattle||79||63||.556||1.5||39 – 29||40 – 34||13 – 17||20 – 13||24 – 12||4 – 6||L 2|
|Texas||77||64||.546||3||44 – 30||33 – 34||14 – 11||19 – 10||22 – 19||3 – 7||W 1|
|LA Angels||66||77||.462||15||34 – 37||32 – 40||13 – 16||16 – 9||18 – 25||3 – 7||W 1|
|Oakland||44||98||.310||36.5||24 – 47||20 – 51||8 – 24||11 – 14||11 – 31||6 – 4||L 1|
|Atlanta||92||49||.652||–||46 – 25||46 – 24||27 – 8||18 – 9||21 – 12||6 – 4||L 1|
|Philadelphia||78||63||.553||14||42 – 27||36 – 36||17 – 20||15 – 10||18 – 15||5 – 5||W 1|
|Miami||73||69||.514||19.5||40 – 32||33 – 37||20 – 22||13 – 10||14 – 17||7 – 3||L 1|
|NY Mets||64||77||.454||28||35 – 33||29 – 44||19 – 20||12 – 17||15 – 13||4 – 6||L 3|
|Washington||64||78||.451||28.5||31 – 42||33 – 36||16 – 29||12 – 14||15 – 15||3 – 7||W 1|
|Milwaukee||79||62||.560||–||40 – 28||39 – 34||12 – 10||26 – 16||13 – 19||5 – 5||W 2|
|Chi Cubs||76||67||.531||4||40 – 34||36 – 33||11 – 17||28 – 18||12 – 11||5 – 5||L 3|
|Cincinnati||73||71||.507||7.5||35 – 39||38 – 32||13 – 16||18 – 27||18 – 14||5 – 5||L 3|
|Pittsburgh||66||76||.465||13.5||34 – 37||32 – 39||11 – 11||21 – 25||16 – 15||7 – 3||W 1|
|St. Louis||63||79||.444||16.5||31 – 40||32 – 39||13 – 16||17 – 24||12 – 17||7 – 3||W 2|
|LA Dodgers||86||55||.610||–||47 – 24||39 – 31||16 – 14||19 – 14||26 – 12||4 – 6||L 1|
|Arizona||75||68||.524||12||38 – 35||37 – 33||13 – 15||17 – 11||27 – 23||6 – 4||W 4|
|San Francisco||72||70||.507||14.5||40 – 31||32 – 39||13 – 18||20 – 13||21 – 14||3 – 7||W 2|
|San Diego||67||76||.469||20||39 – 36||28 – 40||16 – 16||9 – 20||20 – 23||5 – 5||L 1|
|Colorado||51||90||.362||35||29 – 38||22 – 52||14 – 20||11 – 13||9 – 31||2 – 8||L 3|
*******TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY*******
1881 At Haymakers’ Grounds, future Hall of Fame first baseman Roger Connor becomes the first major leaguer to hit a grand slam, giving the Troy Trojans a 7-4 walk-off victory over the Worcester Ruby Legs. The 23-year-old Waterbury (CT) native’s sayonara slam, a home run that wins a game when a team is down by three runs in the bottom of the final inning, comes with two outs.
1914 The Braves suspend shortstop Johnny Evers for three days after he swears at umpire Mal Eason. The Boston captain, previously banned by the league on several occasions this season, claims he was talking to the ball, not the arbitrator.
1919 Cleveland’s right-hander Ray Caldwell no-hits the Yankees in the first game of a doubleheader sweep in New York, 3-0. The right-handed spitballer, released by the Red Sox in July, finishes the season by winning five of six starts for the Tribe with an ERA of 1.71.
1933 The inaugural East-West All-Star Game takes place at Comiskey Park, the site of the first major league Midsummer Classic played exactly one month ago. Gus Greenlee and Tom Wilson’s idea to showcase the black talent in the Negro Leagues draws 20,000 fans, helping relieve some of the burden facing the financially-strapped club owners.
1950 The Red Sox sweep the home season series against the A’s for the second consecutive year when the team beats the last-place club, 6-2. The winning streak at Fenway now extends to 22 wins without a loss against Philadelphia.
1950 In New York’s 8-1 victory over the Senators at Washington, D.C.’s Griffith Stadium, Joe DiMaggio becomes the first major leaguer to hit three home runs in the 39-year history of the ballpark. Joltin’ Joe has hit a trio of round-trippers in a game three times, but he never accomplished the feat at Yankee Stadium.
1959 Seventeen-year-old Tim McCarver makes his major league debut when he flies out to right field as a pinch-hitter in the ninth inning of the Cardinals’ 7-4 loss to Milwaukee at County Stadium. The high school backstop, scouted by Hall of Fame catcher Bill Dickey, turned down football scholarships from Notre Dame and Tennessee to play baseball.
1963 In the Mets’ 4-2 victory over the Giants at the Polo Grounds, Carlton Willey retires the side in order, getting all three Alou brothers – Jesus, Matty, and Felipe – to make an out. The Dominican trio becomes the first three siblings to bat consecutively in the same inning.
1963 In the first inning of an 8-0 rout of the Cubs at Sportsman’s Park, Cardinals left fielder Stan Musial becomes the first grandfather in big league history to hit a home run. The 42-year-old new grandpa accomplishes the feat in his first at-bat since his grandson’s birth earlier in the day.
1964 With his office responsible for all the costs for teams not making it into the postseason, Baseball commissioner Ford Frick authorizes the Phillies, Yankees, White Sox, and Orioles to print tickets for the World Series. Due to a historic late-season collapse by Philadelphia, the surging Cardinals win the National League pennant on the last day of the season and will play the Bronx Bombers in the Fall Classic.
1967 In the first game of a doubleheader, Chicago right-hander Joe Horlen, facing 28 batters, no-hits the visiting Tigers, 6-0. Detroit also goes scoreless in the nightcap when 26-year-old Cisco Carlos blanks the team at White Sox Park, 4-0.
1967 At Candlestick Park, Giants right-hander Gaylord Perry’s 40-inning team record consecutive scoreless streak ends when the Cubs score an unearned run in the seventh inning of a 2-1 victory over Fergie Jenkins and the Cubs. The future Hall of Famer will match his franchise mark with another string of scoreless innings in 1970.
1969 At Shea Stadium, the Mets move into first place for the first time in their history. With their doubleheader sweep of Montreal, a 3-2 win in the opener, and a 7-1 victory in the nightcap, the Mets take a one-game lead when the Phillies beat the second-place Cubs, 6-2.
1970 The Perrys become the first siblings to win twenty games in the same season when Gaylord goes the distance in the Giants’ 11-0 victory over the Astros at Candlestick Park. Big bother Jim recorded his 20th nine days earlier, also throwing a complete-game shutout in the Twins’ 4-0 win over the Brewers at County Stadium.
1974 Lou Brock ties and then breaks Maury Wills’s 12-year-old single-season stolen base record with his 104th and 105th swipes. The Cardinal left fielder’s thievery against the Phillies doesn’t help when the Redbirds drop the Busch Stadium contest, 8-2.
1977 The expansion Blue Jays rout the first-place Yankees at the Stadium, 19-3. Toronto third baseman Roy Howell leads the way with two home runs, two doubles, and a single, resulting in 13 total bases and nine RBIs.
1980 Bill Gullickson whiffs 18 batters, the most ever recorded by a rookie in a major league game. The Expos 21-year-old right-hander throws a complete-game four-hitter, beating Chicago at Olympic Stadium, 4-2.
1985 Cardinal starter Danny Cox, who appears annoyed by George Foster stepping out of the box several times during the at-bat, hits him with a first-inning pitch causing both teams to charge onto the Shea Stadium field. Minutes after the teams return to their respective dugouts, Howard Johnson blasts a grand slam to give the Mets an eventual 5-4 win and a one-game lead over the Redbirds in the tight NL East race.
1985 Keith Hernandez receives a two-minute standing ovation from the Mets fans in his first game back at Shea after testifying in a Pittsburgh courtroom. The New York first baseman, who responds with a run-producing single against his former team, admitted on the witness stand to having used cocaine while playing for the Cardinals.
1992 Cardinals vice-chairman Fred Kuhlman tells reporters that a “security check” revealed issues involving the two out-of-state investors, Vince Piazza and Vincent N. Tirendi, part of the six-man group trying to buy the Giants and move the franchise to Florida. The remark costs baseball $6+ million to settle a suit that includes a letter of apology from acting Commissioner Bud Selig to Vince Piazza, whose son Mike started his major league career nine days before his father’s rejection by the MLB owners.
1997 In a 7-6 loss to the Giants, Cardinal Mark McGwire becomes the second player in major league history to hit 50 home runs in consecutive seasons. Babe Ruth accomplished the feat twice in the 1920-21 and 1927-28 seasons.
1999 At Yankee Stadium, Boston starter Pedro Martinez allows just one hit, a second-inning solo home run to Chili Davis, en route to a complete-game 3-1 victory. Fanning 17 batters, the Red Sox right-hander extends his own record to 40 consecutive innings with at least one strikeout per frame.
2000 On his 37th birthday, Diamondback southpaw Randy Johnson becomes the 12th pitcher to strike out 3,000 batters. Florida third baseman Mike Lowell is the Big Unit’s historical victim, whiffing on four pitches to end the fourth inning. The lefty’s first strikeout of the game, his 300th of the season, ties Nolan Ryan for accomplishing the feat in three consecutive years.
2003 Javy Lopez homers off Phillies’ righty Vicente Padilla to give the Braves a franchise-record 216 home runs for the season. The 1996 Orioles hold the major league mark with 257, and the Astros established the National League record at 249 in 2000.
2006 Francisco Rodriguez becomes the youngest pitcher to notch his 100th career save when he retires the side in order in the ninth inning of the Angels’ 4-3 victory over Toronto. The 24-year-old right-handed closer breaks the previous mark held by Gregg Olson, who accomplished the feat with Baltimore in 1992.
2007 At Safeco Field, A’s backstop Kurt Suzuki and DH Dan Johnson hit grand slams in the team’s 9-3 victory over Seattle. The Oakland catcher’s bases-loaded homer comes in the top of the second inning off Horacio Ramirez, with his teammate accomplishing the same feat with two outs in the ninth off Ryan Rowland-Smith.
2007 Hitting his 20th home run of the season, Troy Tulowitzki of the Rockies breaks Ernie Banks’ National League rookie record for most home runs by a shortstop in a single season. The Cubs Hall of Famer, who compiled 512 homers, hit 19 dingers as a freshman in 1954.
2008 With a 4-2 victory over the visiting Yankees, the Angels clinch the division flag on the earliest date in the history of the American League West. The Halos, the first club to secure a postseason spot this season, have finished in first place four times in the past five seasons.
2013 With three doubles and a home run, Mark Trumbo ties a franchise record with four extra-base hits and becomes the first player in Angels’ history to collect five hits and score five runs in the same game. However, the Anaheim first baseman’s ten total bases yield only two RBIs in the Halos’ 12-6 victory over Toronto at the Rogers Centre.
2020 Bobby Dalbec homers in five straight games when he got deep off Rays rookie southpaw Josh Fleming in the fifth inning of Red Sox’s 4-3 victory at Tropicana Field. The 25-year-old rookie first baseman ties a franchise mark shared by Jimmie Foxx (1940), Ted Williams (1957), Dick Stuart (1963), George Scott (1977), and José Canseco (1995).
September 10, 1936 – The 2nd American Football League played its first game as the Los Angeles Bulldogs defeated the Pittsburgh Americans , 21-0. The first edition of the AFL operated in 1926 and is sometimes referred to as the Grange League, as star player Red Grange, C.C. Pyle and General Charles Zimmerman started the league that operated only in that one season. The AFL was revived in 1936 and 1937 as a rival to the NFL. The Bulldogs were the first professional West Coast team to go undefeated and win a title. They did this years before the Cleveland Browns did it in the AAFC or when the Miami Dolphins did it in the NFL.
September 10, 1937 – The Cleveland Rams franchise left the AFL and joined the NFL and it was on this date that they played their very first NFL game. The Detroit Lions defeated the Rams in their NFL debut 28-0 but the franchise survived. Though they started in Cleveland and in the 1940’s moved to LA, then to St. Louis and then back to LA they are and always have been the Rams in the NFL since this day in 1937.
September 10, 1973 – The NFL’s leading receiver, Don Maynard is traded by the New York Jets to the St. Louis Cardinals.
September 10, 2016 – The largest paid attendance in the history of football is reached of 156,990 spectators at Bristol Motor Raceway as a neutral site game between the University of Tennessee and Virginia Tech took place.
September 10, 2020 – The NFL started its 2020 Regular season , despite the COVID-19 pandemic as the Houston Texans traveled to play the defending Super Bowl Champion Kansas City Chiefs. Missouri state guidelines allowed 25% capacity of Arrowhead Stadium for the fans to watch the game live the Chiefs were up to the challenge in their 34-20 victory.
HALL OF FAME BIRTHDAYS FOR SEPTEMBER 10
September 10, 1902 – Jim Crowley was a halfback that played for the University of Notre Dame. Jim was born in Chicago and early in life his family moved to Green Bay Wisconsin per the National Football Foundation. Crowley attended the town’s East High School where he played football and basketball. During the 1919 East football season Jim’s head coach was the legendary Curly Lambeau. After high school Jim was accepted into the University of Notre Dame where he joined the football program. ND Head Coach Knute Rockne tabbed Crowley with the “Sleepy Jim” nickname in a quote he gave to an aide; “Except for a nimble wit, Crowley shows me nothing.” which was Rockne’s 1922 first impression perception of the young Crowley who had a very relaxed and smooth motion of performing his drills in practice. When it was game time though, this smooth gait was decisive and direct and gave opposing defenses fits. It didn’t take long for Coach Rockne to change his mind on Jim Crowley’s football demeanor though as he described the player s “the nerviest back I’ve ever known.” This reference most likely came from the way Sleepy Jim would throw his body at rushing defenders. Crowley is most notably remembered as one of the Four Horseman of Notre Dame. Fighting Irish teams of 1922 through 1924. The quartet were labeled with the notorious nickname by Rockne’s publicist, George Strickler and then recorded eloquently in print by New York Herald-Tribune writer Grantland Rice. The legend of the Horsemen arose out of Strickler walking into a conversation in the press box during halftime of the October 18, 1924 Irish game against the Army Black Knights. Grantland Rice was spearheading a chat amongst the other big time news writers about the dominance that the Irish offense was demonstrating aganst Army. George Strickler interjected a reference from a recent Rudolph Valentino movie he recently had watched when he stated, “Yeah just like the Four Horsemen!” The comment was somehwhat ignored by the men of the press but as the second half wore on and the relentless rapid succession of plays that kept Army’s defense off balance and the images of the horsemen, mentioned by Strickler resonated in Grantland Rice’s mind. Rice sat at his typewriter after the 13-7 Notre Dame victory and wrote what may be one of the most famous lines ever in college football journalism;
“Outlined against a blue, gray October sky, the Four Horsemen rode again. In dramatic lore they are known as famine, pestilence, destruction and death. These are only aliases. Their real names are: Stuhldreher, Miller, Crowley and Layden. They formed the crest of the South Bend cyclone before which another fighting Army team was swept over the precipice at the Polo Grounds this afternoon as 55,000 spectators peered down upon the bewildering panorama spread out upon the green plain below.”
This was of course a Biblical reference to the four horsemen of the apocalypse. The monicker stuck with the quartet and is still well remembered to this day. The football writers and broadcasters composed a All-Time Notre Dame team in 1962 and Jim Crowley was the only one, amongst the Four Horsemen to make it on this squad. The College Football Hall of Fame inducted him into their collection of legends in 1966. Jim tried his hand at professional football but only played 3 NFL games total in stints with the Green Bay Packers and the Providence Steam Rollers. In 1925 the Waterbury Blues signed two of the Horseman, Crowley and Stuhldreher, against a team from Adams, Massachusetts. Sleepy Jim scored 3 TD’s in the 34-0 romp over Adams, collected his check after the game and left the team to go to his other job of coaching at the University of Georgia. Crowley went on to coach at Michigan State for four years and then was lured into taking over the powerful Fordham University program. His collegeiate coaching record was an very respectable 86-23-11. As the Head of the 1939 Fordham team, he coached in the very first televised football game. Jim served in the Navy during World War II and there coached a military team, the North Carolina Pre-Flight School Cloudbusters. He later tried his hand in coaching the professional ranks as he was once the Commissioner of the All-America Football Conference and became part owner and coach of the league’s worst team, the Chicago Rockets. Needless to say Crowley’s success in the college ranks didn’t transfer to the AAFC as his Rocket team finished with a 1-13 record in 1947, prompting him to relinquish his roles with the team before the 1948 season. Crowley then moved to Pennsylvania and held a few jobs before landing the position of Chairman of the Pennsylvania State Athletic Commission for 9 years.
September 10, 1939 – Buck Buchanan was a defensive tackle from Grambling State University. He was a big body for the day weighing in at 267 pounds but Buck was very agile for his size as he was clocked with a 4.9 second time in the 40 yard dash and 10.2 seconds in the 100 yard dash. Buck went onto play in the AFL and NFL as part of the defensive line of the Kansas City Chiefs. During the 1967 season the 6′ 7″ defender knocked down 16 pass attempts by opposing quarterbacks. He was a member of the Super Bowl IV winning Kansas City team. For his dominant play Mr. Buchanan was selected to both the College Football Hall of Fame and the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
September 10, 1945 – Marlin Briscoe was a former University of Nebraska at Omaha quarterback. He was nicknamed “the Magician” as he often performed some amazing feats on the gridiron. The Magician had a career college record of 27-11 and led his Nebraska teams to 3 conference titles and held 22 school records when he left Nebraska. Briscoe became the first African-American starting quarterback in American Professional football when he took over the offensive signal calling for the Denver Broncos in the 1968 season. He played in the league for 9 seasons. The College Football Hall of Fame selected him into their entry class of 2016.
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1 – 5 – 49 – 8 – 7 – 11 – 55 – 16 – 47 – 32 – 6 – 9 – 13 – 20 – 27 – 5 – 21 – 29 – 3 – 25
September 10, 1919 – Cleveland Indians pitcher Ray Caldwell tossed a no-hit game against the New York Yankees, 3-0 at the Polo Grounds, NYC
September 10, 1924 – New York Giants rip Boston Braves, 22-1 at the Polo Grounds; future Baseball HOF infielder Frankie Frisch goes 6-for-6 before grounding out
September 10, 1932 – Was he too good to put in the starting line-up? Brooklyn Dodgers’ Johnny Frederick, Number 1 hit his record 6th pinch-hit HR of the season
September 10, 1950 – Joe DiMaggio, Number 5 becomes 1st to hit 3 HR in a game at Griffith Stadium
September 10, 1954 – Attempting to handle Number 49, Hoyt Wilhelm’s knuckleball catcher, Ray Katt, Number 8 of the New York Giants sets a major league record with 4 passed balls
September 10, 1960 – It was a towering shot to say the least! New York Yankee superstar, Mickey Mantle, Number 7 hits 643′ HR over right field roof in Detroit
September 10, 1960 – Future Hall of Famer Jerry Lucas wearing Number 11 ,scored 23 points as the US wins its 5th straight men’s basketball Olympic gold medal with a 90-63 drubbing of Brazil at the Rome Games. At Ohio State earlier in the year Lucas wore Number 55. In the pros he donned the Number 16, Number 47 and Number 32 jerseys.
September 10, 1961 – Yankees Number 7 is in the historic news again for the day. Mickey Mantle became the seventh MLB player to hit 400 career home runs.
September 10, 1963 – As young and spry as ever! Legendary player Stan Musial (Number 6) hit a HR in his 1st at bat as a grandfather
September 10, 1972 – Kazimierz Deyna, wearing the Number 9 in his country’s Olympic gearscored twice as Poland beats Hungary 2-1 in the Olympic soccer gold medal game with 80,000 on lookers at the Munich Olympic Stadium
September 10, 1973 – The New York Jets trade pro football’s leading receiver Don Maynard, Number 13 to the St Louis Cardinals
September 10, 1974 – St Louis Cardinals Lou Brock, Number 20 tied the stolen base mark for a season with his 104th and then sets a new mark for baseball stolen base mark with 105
September 10, 1975 – Receiving one of the most storied honors in hockey tradition. Darryl Sittler, Number 27 was named captain of the Toronto Maple Leafs
September 10, 1978 – He only took what he needed! The single point American Lotus driver Mario Andretti earns for finishing 6th at the Italian Grand Prix at Monza is enough to clinch his first Formula 1 World Drivers Championship in his Number 5 Lotus.
September 10, 1989 – Five days after hitting a HR for Yankees in a 12-2 win over the Mariners, MLB and NFL player Deion Sanders, Number 21 returns a punt 68 yards for a touchdown, his first
September 10, 1989 – Indianapolis Colts running back Eric Dickerson, Number 29 rushed for 106 yards against San Francisco to become the fastest player to top the 10,000 yard plateau; 91st career game
September 10, 1997 – Mark McGwire (Number 25) joined legend Babe Ruth (Number 3) as only the players to hit 50 HRs in 2 consecutive years
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|DP World: Irish Open||7:30am||GOLF|
|LPGA: Queen City Championship||2:00pm||GOLF|
|MLB REGULAR SEASON||TIME ET||TV|
|Miami at Philadelphia||1:05pm||Bally Sports|
|Seattle at Tampa Bay||1:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Chi. White Sox at Detroit||1:10pm||Bally Sports|
|Pittsburgh at Atlanta||1:30pm||ATTSN-PIT|
|LA Dodgers at Washington||1:35pm||Spectrum|
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|Kansas City at Toronto||1:37pm||Bally Sports|
|St. Louis at Cincinnati||1:40pm||Bally Sports|
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|Arizona at Chi. Cubs||2:20pm||Bally Sports|
|Oakland at Texas||2:35pm||NBCS-CA|
|Colorado at San Francisco||4:05pm||ATTSN-RM|
|Cleveland at LA Angels||4:07pm||Bally Sports|
|San Marino Grand Prix||1:00pm||NBC|
|IndyCar: Grand Prix of Monterey||2:30pm||NBC|
|NASCAR Cup: Hollywood Casino 400||3:00pm||USA|
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|Carolina at Atlanta||1:00pm||FOX|
|Houston at Baltimore||1:00pm||CBS|
|Cincinnati at Cleveland||1:00pm||CBS|
|Jacksonville at Indianapolis||1:00pm||FOX|
|Tampa Bay at Minnesota||1:00pm||CBS|
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|Arizona at Washington||1:00pm||FOX|
|Green Bay at Chicago||4:25pm||FOX|
|Las Vegas at Denver||4:25pm||CBS|
|Miami at LA Chargers||4:25pm||CBS|
|Philadelphia at New England||4:25pm||CBS|
|LA Rams at Seattle||4:25pm||FOX|
|Dallas at NY Giants||8:20pm||NBC|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Kazakhstan vs Northern Ireland||9:00am||FS2|
|Friendly: Hungary vs Czech Republic||12:00pm||TUDN|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Finland vs Denmark||12:00pm||FS2|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Faroe Islands vs Moldova||12:00pm||fuboTV|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Montenegro vs Bulgaria||12:00pm||FOX Soccer Plus|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Albania vs Poland||2:45pm||FS1|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Ireland Republic vs Netherlands||2:45pm||fuboTV|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Lithuania vs Serbia||2:45pm||fuboTV|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: Greece vs Gibraltar||2:45pm||fuboTV|
|UEFA Euro Qualifying: San Marino vs Slovenia||2:45pm||FOX Soccer Plus|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Guadeloupe vs Sint Maarten||3:30pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Martinique vs Curaçao||4:00pm||Paramount+|
|Friendly: América vs Tigres UANL||5:50pm||TUDN|
|CONCACAF Nations League: St. Lucia vs St. Kitts and Nevis||7:00pm||Paramount+|
|CONCACAF Nations League: Guatemala vs Panama||8:00pm||Paramount+|
|MLS: LA Galaxy vs St. Louis City||8:00pm||MLS Pass|
|CONCACAF Nations League: El Salvador vs Trinidad and Tobago||10:00pm||Paramount+|
|US Open Doubles Final||1:00pm||ESPN|
|US Open Men’s Final||4:00pm||ESPN|
|Dallas at Atlanta||1:00pm||League Pass|
|Chicago at Connecticut||1:00pm||CBSSN|
|Minnesota at Indiana||1:00pm||League Pass|
|Washington at New York||1:00pm||NBATV|
|Phoenix at Las Vegas||3:00pm||EPN2|
|Los Angeles at Seattle||3:00pm||ESPN3|