***********INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL SCHEDULE WEEK 7***********
ADAMS CENTRAL (6-0) AT SOUTHERN WELLS (1-5)
ANDERSON (2-4) AT KOKOMO (5-1)
ANDREAN (3-3) AT INDIANAPOLIS CHATARD (6-0)
ATTICA (0-6) AT RIVERTON PARKE (1-5)
BATESVILLE (5-1) AT GREENSBURG (0-6)
BEDFORD NORTH LAWRENCE (4-2) AT FLOYD CENTRAL (5-1)
BEECH GROVE (2-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS RITTER (3-3)
BLOOMINGTON SOUTH (5-1) AT COLUMBUS NORTH (3-3)
BLUFFTON (6-0) AT HERITAGE (5-1)
BOONE GROVE (4-2) AT WHITING (2-4)
BOONVILLE (3-3) AT PRINCETON (1-5)
BREBEUF JESUIT (3-2) AT TERRE HAUTE SOUTH (2-4)
BROWNSTOWN CENTRAL (5-1) AT MADISON (1-5)
CALUMET (2-4) AT WHEELER (3-3)
CAMBRIDGE CITY LINCOLN (1-4) AT UNION CITY (1-5)
CARMEL (4-2) AT BEN DAVIS (5-1)
CASCADE (4-2) AT OWEN VALLEY (2-4)
CASTLE (3-3) AT JASPER (4-2)
CENTER GROVE (5-1) AT PIKE (1-5)
CENTERVILLE (6-0) AT UNION COUNTY (0-6)
CHARLESTOWN (3-3) AT CORYDON CENTRAL (0-6)
CHURUBUSCO (2-4) AT CENTRAL NOBLE (2-4)
CLINTON CENTRAL (1-4) AT CARROLL (FLORA) (6-0)
CLINTON PRAIRIE (4-2) AT TAYLOR (1-5)
COLUMBUS EAST (2-4) AT BLOOMINGTON NORTH (6-0)
CONNERSVILLE (2-4) AT EAST CENTRAL (6-0)
COVENANT CHRISTIAN (3-3) AT CHRISTEL HOUSE MANUAL (2-4)
COVINGTON (3-3) AT SEEGER (5-1)
CRAWFORDSVILLE (0-6) AT LEBANON (2-4)
CULVER (0-6) AT CASTON (0-6)
DANVILLE (4-2) AT FRANKFORT (1-5)
DECATUR CENTRAL (4-2) AT GREENWOOD (4-2)
DELPHI (2-4) AT SHERIDAN (5-1)
DELTA (5-1) AT PENDLETON HEIGHTS (4-2)
EAST NOBLE (4-2) AT COLUMBIA CITY (5-1)
EASTBROOK (4-2) AT ELWOOD (1-5)
EASTERN (GREENTOWN) (4-2) AT TRI-CENTRAL (1-5)
EASTERN (PEKIN) (2-4) AT SALEM (1-5)
EASTERN GREENE (3-3) AT RED HILL (ILL.)
EASTSIDE (4-2) AT FREMONT (1-5)
ELKHART (2-4) AT SOUTH BEND ADAMS (1-5)
EVANSVILLE HARRISON (0-6) AT EVANSVILLE CENTRAL (0-6)
EVANSVILLE MATER DEI (1-5) AT EVANSVILLE BOSSE (1-5)
EVANSVILLE MEMORIAL (6-0) AT EVANSVILLE REITZ (6-0)
FAIRFIELD (4-2) AT GARRETT (2-4)
FOREST PARK (4-2) AT NORTH POSEY (5-1)
FORT WAYNE CONCORDIA (0-6) AT FORT WAYNE WAYNE (3-3)
FORT WAYNE DWENGER (3-3) AT FORT WAYNE LUERS (4-2)
FORT WAYNE NORTH (2-4) AT FORT WAYNE SOUTH (1-5)
FORT WAYNE NORTHROP (0-6) AT FORT WAYNE SNIDER (5-1)
FOUNTAIN CENTRAL (4-2) AT SOUTH VERMILLION (5-1)
FRANKLIN (4-2) AT PLAINFIELD (5-1)
FRANKLIN CENTRAL (4-2) AT FISHERS (4-2)
FRANKLIN COUNTY (3-3) AT SOUTH DEARBORN (3-3)
FRANKTON (3-3) AT MADISON-GRANT (5-1)
FRONTIER (4-2) AT TRI-COUNTY (2-3)
GARY WEST (3-3) AT GRIFFITH (3-3)
GIBSON SOUTHERN (4-2) AT WASHINGTON (2-4)
GOSHEN (0-6) AT PLYMOUTH (2-4)
GREENCASTLE (4-2) AT CLOVERDALE (2-4)
GREENFIELD-CENTRAL (5-1) AT YORKTOWN (4-2)
GREENWOOD CHRISTIAN (3-3) AT CLARKSVILLE (0-6)
GUERIN CATHOLIC (4-2) AT NORTHVIEW (5-1)
HAGERSTOWN (5-1) AT WINCHESTER (4-2)
HAMILTON HEIGHTS (6-0) AT TIPTON (1-5)
HAMMOND CENTRAL (4-2) AT HAMMOND MORTON (2-3)
HAMMOND NOLL (2-4) AT RIVER FOREST (3-3)
HARRISON (WEST LAFAYETTE) (5-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS TECH (0-6)
HERITAGE HILLS (5-1) AT MOUNT VERNON (POSEY) (4-2)
HIGHLAND (2-4) AT MUNSTER (2-4)
HOBART (5-1) AT HANOVER CENTRAL (6-0)
HOMESTEAD (3-3) AT CARROLL (FORT WAYNE) (4-2)
INDIAN CREEK (3-3) AT SPEEDWAY (2-4)
INDIANAPOLIS ATTUCKS (5-1) AT INDIANAPOLIS SHORTRIDGE (3-3)
INDIANAPOLIS CATHEDRAL (4-2) AT CINCINNATI LASALLE (OHIO)
INDIANAPOLIS LUTHERAN (6-0) AT MONROVIA (5-1)
INDIANAPOLIS RONCALLI (3-3) AT LOUISVILLE MALE (KY.)
INDIANAPOLIS SCECINA (4-2) AT TRITON CENTRAL (5-1)
INDIANAPOLIS TINDLEY (3-3) AT WES-DEL (1-5)
IRVINGTON PREP ACADEMY (0-6) AT EDINBURGH (0-6)
JAY COUNTY (4-2) AT SOUTH ADAMS (3-3)
JEFFERSONVILLE (0-6) AT NEW ALBANY (1-5)
KNOX (6-0) AT PIONEER (4-2)
LAFAYETTE CENTRAL CATHOLIC (3-3) AT TWIN LAKES (4-2)
LAKE CENTRAL (3-3) AT CHESTERTON (2-4)
LAKE STATION (2-4) AT SOUTH CENTRAL (UNION MILLS) (2-4)
LAKELAND (5-1) AT WEST NOBLE (6-0)
LAPEL (2-4) AT HERITAGE CHRISTIAN (5-1)
LAPORTE (1-5) AT CROWN POINT (6-0)
LAVILLE (5-1) AT JOHN GLENN (4-2)
LAWRENCE CENTRAL (2-4) AT NORTH CENTRAL (INDIANAPOLIS) (0-6)
LAWRENCEBURG (4-2) AT RUSHVILLE (2-4)
LEO (4-2) AT HUNTINGTON NORTH (1-5)
LEWIS CASS (3-3) AT MACONAQUAH (4-2)
LINTON-STOCKTON (5-1) AT NORTH KNOX (4-2)
LOWELL (2-4) AT KANKAKEE VALLEY (2-4)
MANCHESTER (2-4) AT WHITKO (1-5)
MARTINSVILLE (3-3) AT PERRY MERIDIAN (2-4)
MCCUTCHEON (3-3) AT LAFAYETTE JEFF (3-3)
MERRILLVILLE (5-1) AT VALPARAISO (4-2)
MILAN (4-2) AT PROVIDENCE (6-0)
MISHAWAKA (5-1) AT NORTHWOOD (4-2)
MISHAWAKA MARIAN (2-4) AT ANGOLA (0-6)
MISSISSINEWA (6-0) AT BLACKFORD (0-6)
MITCHELL (2-4) AT SCOTTSBURG (3-3)
MONROE CENTRAL (2-4) AT EASTERN HANCOCK (3-3)
MOUNT VERNON (FORTVILLE) (2-4) AT NEW CASTLE (1-5)
MUNCIE CENTRAL (1-5) AT MARION (2-4)
NEW HAVEN (6-0) AT BELLMONT (0-6)
NOBLESVILLE (3-3) AT HAMILTON SOUTHEASTERN (5-1)
NORTH DAVIESS (4-2) AT NORTH DECATUR (3-3)
NORTH JUDSON (4-2) AT TRITON (4-2)
NORTH MIAMI (1-5) AT WABASH (0-6)
NORTH PUTNAM (1-5) AT WEST VIGO (1-5)
NORTH WHITE (6-0) AT SOUTH NEWTON (3-3)
NORTHFIELD (2-4) AT ROCHESTER (4-2)
NORTHRIDGE (5-1) AT CONCORD (4-2)
NORWELL (1-5) AT DEKALB (3-3)
OAK HILL (3-3) AT ALEXANDRIA (5-1)
PAOLI (5-1) AT CRAWFORD COUNTY (0-6)
PARKE HERITAGE (2-4) AT NORTH VERMILLION (4-2)
PHALEN ACADEMY (1-4) AT PARK TUDOR (6-0)
PIKE CENTRAL (1-5) AT TELL CITY (3-3)
PORTAGE (0-6) AT MICHIGAN CITY (3-3)
PRAIRIE HEIGHTS (0-6) AT BREMEN (3-3)
PURDUE POLYTECHNIC (2-4) AT INDIANAPOLIS WASHINGTON (3-3)
RENSSELAER CENTRAL (2-4) AT BENTON CENTRAL (1-4)
RICHMOND (1-5) AT LOGANSPORT (2-4)
SEYMOUR (3-3) AT JENNINGS COUNTY (3-3)
SHELBYVILLE (3-3) AT NEW PALESTINE (4-2)
SHENANDOAH (1-5) AT NORTHEASTERN (5-1)
SILVER CREEK (4-2) AT NORTH HARRISON (5-1)
SOUTH BEND RILEY (6-0) AT NEW PRAIRIE (5-1)
SOUTH BEND ST. JOSEPH (3-3) AT PENN (5-1)
SOUTH BEND WASHINGTON (2-4) AT JIMTOWN (2-4)
SOUTH PUTNAM (5-1) AT BROWN COUNTY (1-5)
SOUTHRIDGE (4-2) AT SOUTH SPENCER (2-4)
SOUTHWOOD (4-2) AT PERU (6-0)
SULLIVAN (3-3) AT EDGEWOOD (1-5)
SWITZERLAND COUNTY (4-2) AT SOUTH DECATUR (5-1)
TECUMSEH (0-6) AT SPRINGS VALLEY (5-1)
TERRE HAUTE NORTH (0-6) AT SOUTHPORT (0-6)
TIPPECANOE VALLEY (6-0) AT WEST LAFAYETTE (4-1)
TRI (3-3) AT KNIGHTSTOWN (3-3)
TRI-WEST (5-1) AT NORTH MONTGOMERY (4-2)
VINCENNES LINCOLN (5-1) AT EVANSVILLE NORTH (4-2)
WARREN CENTRAL (3-3) AT LAWRENCE NORTH (4-2)
WAWASEE (1-5) AT WARSAW (5-1)
WEST WASHINGTON (4-2) AT PERRY CENTRAL (3-3)
WESTERN (2-4) AT NORTHWESTERN (3-3)
WESTERN BOONE (4-2) AT SOUTHMONT (4-2)
WESTFIELD (5-1) AT AVON (0-6)
WHITELAND (3-3) AT MOORESVILLE (2-4)
WINAMAC (1-5) AT WEST CENTRAL (6-0)
WOODLAN (2-4) AT CULVER ACADEMY (2-4)
ZIONSVILLE (3-3) AT BROWNSBURG (6-0)
CONFERENCE STANDINGS: http://scoreboard.homestead.com/football/conf.htm#loaded
SECTIONAL STANDINGS: http://scoreboard.homestead.com/football/sect.htm#loaded
SAGARIN RANKINGS: http://scoreboard.homestead.com/football/classrate.htm#loaded
******************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL REPORTED VOLLEYBALL SCORES*************
*************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS SOCCER REPORTED SCORES**********
**************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL BOYS SOCCER REPORTED SCORES**********
*****************INDIANA HIGH SCHOOL GIRLS GOLF REGIONALS**************
1. Lake Central | Sandy Pines GC | Sat, 8 am CT | Results
2. East Noble | Noble Hawk GC | Fri, 8:30 am ET | Results
3. Lafayette Jefferson | Battleground GC | Sat, 9 am ET | Results
4. Lapel | Edgewood GC | Sat, 9 am ET | Results
5. Washington | Country Oaks Golf Club | Sat, 8:30 am ET | Results
6. Franklin Community | The Legends GC | Sat, 8:30 am ET | Results
***************INDIANA CROSS COUNTRY**********************
MILESPLIT WEB SITE: HTTPS://IN.MILESPLIT.COM/
*******************COLLEGE FOOTBALL WEEK 4 SCOREBOARD******************
NO. 2 MICHIGAN 31, RUTGERS 7
NO. 4 FLORIDA STATE 31, CLEMSON 24 (OT)
NO. 16 OKLAHOMA 20, CINCINNATI 6
SYRACUSE 29, ARMY 16
TEXAS A&M 27, AUBURN 10
TROY 27, WESTERN KENTUCKY 24
KENTUCKY 45, VANDERBILT 28
MARSHALL 24, VIRGINIA TECH 17
TCU 34, SMU 17
CORNELL 23, YALE 21
BUTLER 28, STETSON 18
TULSA 22, NORTHERN ILLINOIS 14
BRYANT 16, PRINCETON 13 (OT)
FORDHAM 44, STONEHILL 0
ILLINOIS STATE 48, LINDENWOOD 17
MARIST 36, VALPARAISO 30 (OT)
FURMAN 38, MERCER 14
TOLEDO 49, WESTERN MICHIGAN 31
DARTMOUTH 34, LEHIGH 17
VMI 17, WOFFORD 14
GEORGIA SOUTHERN 40, BALL STATE 3
HOLY CROSS 47, COLGATE 7
WESTERN CAROLINA 77, CHARLESTON SOUTHERN 21
MISSOURI STATE 59, UTAH TECH 14
EASTERN ILLINOIS 31, MCNEESE 28
ROBERT MORRIS 46, VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG 0
CHATTANOOGA 47, SAMFORD 24
NO. 13 ALABAMA 24, NO. 15 OLE MISS 10
NO. 10 OREGON 42, NO. 19 COLORADO 6
NO. 11 UTAH 14, NO. 22 UCLA 7
NO. 18 DUKE 41, UCONN 7
NO. 20 MIAMI (FLA.) 41,TEMPLE 7
MARYLAND 31, MICHIGAN STATE 9
LOUISVILLE 56, BOSTON COLLEGE 28
KANSAS 38, BYU 27
WEST VIRGINIA 20, TEXAS TECH 13
NEW MEXICO 34, UMASS 31
OLD DOMINION 10, TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE 9
OHIO 38, BOWLING GREEN 7
MIAMI (OHIO) 62, DELAWARE STATE 20
ILLINOIS 23, FLORIDA ATLANTIC 17
PENN 37, BUCKNELL 21
NEBRASKA 28, LOUISIANA TECH 14
LAFAYETTE 28, MONMOUTH 20
NO. 23 TENNESSEE 45, UTSA 14
SOUTH FLORIDA 42, RICE 29
IOWA STATE 34, OKLAHOMA STATE 27
PORTLAND STATE 59, CAL POLY 29
IDAHO 36, SACRAMENTO STATE 27
NORTHERN ARIZONA 28, MONTANA 14
JACKSONVILLE STATE 21, EASTERN MICHIGAN 0
CENTRAL MICHIGAN 34, SOUTH ALABAMA 30
SAN DIEGO 40, DAYTON 25
EAST CAROLINA 44, GARDNER-WEBB 0
ALBANY 23, MORGAN STATE 17
SOUTH CAROLINA STATE 31, THE CITADEL 10
FLORIDA A&M 23, ALABAMA STATE 10
EASTERN KENTUCKY 41, SE MISSOURI STATE 38
IDAHO STATE 35, NORTHERN COLORADO 21
LIBERTY 38, FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL 6
GEORGIA TECH 30, WAKE FOREST 16
NO. 12 LSU 34, ARKANSAS 31
NO. 21 WASHINGTON STATE 38, NO. 14 OREGON STATE 35
NO. 25 FLORIDA 22, CHARLOTTE 7
HOUSTON 38, SAM HOUSTON 7
COLORADO STATE 31, MIDDLE TENNESSEE 23
TULANE 36, NICHOLLS 7
WYOMING 22, APPALACHIAN STATE 19
ARKANSAS STATE 44, SOUTHERN MISS 37
TEXAS STATE 35, NEVADA 24
ARIZONA 21, STANFORD 20
AUSTIN PEAY 22, STEPHEN F. AUSTIN 20
CENTRAL ARKANSAS 52, ABILENE CHRISTIAN 17
UT MARTIN 37, NORTH ALABAMA 21
TARLETON STATE 27, SOUTHWEST BAPTIST 13
LAMAR 38, LINCOLN (CA) 0
TENNESSEE TECH 17, KENNESAW STATE 7
UIW 63, NORTH AMERICAN UNIVERSITY 3
JACKSON STATE 22, BETHUNE-COOKMAN 16
NO. 1 GEORGIA 49, UAB 21
NO. 3 TEXAS 38, BAYLOR 6
NO. 6 OHIO STATE 17, NO. 9 NOTRE DAME 14
NO. 7 PENN STATE 31, NO. 24 IOWA 0
INDIANA 29, AKRON 27 (OT)
MISSOURI 34, MEMPHIS 27
SOUTH CAROLINA 37, MISSISSIPPI STATE 30
LOUISIANA 45, BUFFALO 38
NORTHWESTERN 37, MINNESOTA 34
KANSAS STATE 44, UCF 31
NO. 17 NORTH CAROLINA 41, PITT 24
SOUTHERN UTAH 37, WESTERN ILLINOIS 17
MONTANA STATE 40, WEBER STATE 0
NO. 5 USC 42 ARIZONA STATE 28
NO. 8 WASHINGTON 59 CALIFORNIA 28
HAWAII 20 NM STATE 17
THURSDAY, SEPT. 28
MIDDLE TENNESSEE AT WESTERN KENTUCKY | 7:30 P.M. | CBSSN
TEMPLE AT TULSA | 7:30 P.M. | ESPN
JACKSONVILLE STATE AT SAM HOUSTON | 8 P.M. | ESPNU
FRIDAY, SEPT. 29
LOUISVILLE AT NC STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN
COLUMBIA AT PRINCETON | 7 P.M. | ESPNU
UTAH AT OREGON STATE | 9 P.M. | FS1
LOUISIANA TECH AT UTEP | 9 P.M. | CBSSN
CINCINNATI AT BYU | 10:15 P.M. | ESPN
SATURDAY, SEPT. 30
USC AT COLORADO | 12 P.M. | FOX
PENN STATE AT NORTHWESTERN | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
FLORIDA AT KENTUCKY | 12 P.M.
TEXAS A&M AT ARKANSAS | 12 P.M.
LOUISIANA AT MINNESOTA | 12 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
UTAH STATE AT UCONN | 12 P.M. | CBSSN
CLEMSON AT SYRACUSE | 12 P.M. | ABC
UAB AT TULANE | 12 P.M. | ESPN2
SOUTH ALABAMA AT JAMES MADISON | 12 P.M. | ESPNU
BUFFALO AT AKRON | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
HOWARD AT ROBERT MORRIS | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
MORGAN STATE AT YALE | 12 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA LYNCHBURG AT DELAWARE STATE | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
DARTMOUTH AT PENN | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
EAST TENNESSEE STATE AT SAMFORD | 1 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN MICHIGAN AT CENTRAL MICHIGAN | 1:30 P.M. | ESPN+
VIRGINIA AT BOSTON COLLEGE | 2 P.M. | CW NETWORK
NORTH CAROLINA A&T AT NORFOLK STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
AUSTIN PEAY AT LINDENWOOD | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
COLGATE AT CORNELL | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH DAKOTA AT NORTH DAKOTA STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
YOUNGSTOWN STATE AT UNI | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTHWEST MINNESOTA STATE AT VALPARAISO | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
DRAKE AT MOREHEAD STATE | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
WESTERN CAROLINA AT THE CITADEL | 2 P.M. | ESPN+
MIAMI (OHIO) AT KENT STATE | 2:30 P.M. | ESPN+
ARIZONA STATE AT CAL | 3 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
WEBER STATE AT NORTHERN COLORADO | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTH DAKOTA AT SOUTH DAKOTA STATE | 3 P.M. | ESPN+
GEORGIA AT AUBURN | 3:30 P.M. | CBS
MICHIGAN AT NEBRASKA | 3:30 P.M. | FOX
KANSAS AT TEXAS | 3:30 P.M. | ABC
INDIANA AT MARYLAND | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
ILLINOIS AT PURDUE | 3:30 P.M. | PEACOCK
WAGNER AT RUTGERS | 3:30 P.M. | BIG TEN NETWORK
BOWLING GREEN AT GEORGIA TECH | 3:30 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
HOUSTON AT TEXAS TECH | 3:30 P.M.
BAYLOR AT UCF | 3:30 P.M.
ARKANSAS STATE AT UMASS | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
SOUTH FLORIDA AT NAVY | 3:30 P.M. | CBSSN
OLD DOMINION AT MARSHALL | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
BALL STATE AT WESTERN MICHIGAN | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
NORTHERN ILLINOIS AT TOLEDO | 3:30 P.M. | ESPNU
BUCKNELL AT LAFAYETTE | 3:30 P.M. | ESPN+
MISSOURI AT VANDERBILT | 4 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
BOISE STATE AT MEMPHIS | 4 P.M. | ESPN2
NEW MEXICO AT WYOMING | 4 P.M. | MOUNTAIN WEST NETWORK
CAMPBELL AT NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
TARLETON STATE AT SE LOUISIANA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
IDAHO AT EASTERN WASHINGTON | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
IDAHO STATE AT MONTANA | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
PORTLAND STATE AT MONTANA STATE | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
VMI AT MERCER | 4 P.M. | ESPN+
HARVARD AT HOLY CROSS | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
MISSOURI STATE AT SOUTHERN ILLINOIS | 5 P.M. | ESPN+
LSU AT OLE MISS | 6 P.M. | ESPN
KENNESAW STATE AT CHARLESTON SOUTHERN | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
CHATTANOOGA AT WOFFORD | 6 P.M. | ESPN+
OREGON AT STANFORD | 6:30 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
IOWA STATE AT OKLAHOMA | 7 P.M. | FS1
EAST CAROLINA AT RICE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ABILENE CHRISTIAN AT NORTH TEXAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
COASTAL CAROLINA AT GEORGIA SOUTHERN | 7 P.M. | NFL NETWORK
TROY AT GEORGIA STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS STATE AT SOUTHERN MISS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
ABILENE CHRISTIAN AT NORTH TEXAS | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
GRAMBLING AT PRAIRIE VIEW A&M | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN KENTUCKY AT NORTH ALABAMA | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
INDIANA STATE AT MURRAY STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
LAMAR AT HOUSTON CHRISTIAN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
EASTERN ILLINOIS AT NORTHWESTERN STATE | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TEXAS A&M-COMMERCE AT STEPHEN F. AUSTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
TENNESSEE STATE AT UT MARTIN | 7 P.M. | ESPN+
NOTRE DAME AT DUKE | 7:30 P.M. | ABC
SOUTH CAROLINA AT TENNESSEE | 7:30 P.M. | SEC NETWORK
MICHIGAN STATE AT IOWA | 7:30 P.M. | NBC/PEACOCK
CHARLOTTE AT SMU | 7:30 P.M. | ESPNU
PITT AT VIRGINIA TECH | 8 P.M. | ACC NETWORK
WEST VIRGINIA AT TCU | 8 P.M. | ESPN2
APPALACHIAN STATE AT UL MONROE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
SAN DIEGO STATE AT AIR FORCE | 8 P.M. | CBSSN
CENTRAL ARKANSAS AT SOUTHERN UTAH | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
UC DAVIS AT CAL POLY | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
NICHOLLS AT MCNEESE | 8 P.M. | ESPN+
ALABAMA AT MISSISSIPPI STATE | 9 P.M. | ESPN
NORTHERN ARIZONA AT SACRAMENTO STATE | 9 P.M. | ESPN+
WASHINGTON AT ARIZONA | 10 P.M. | PAC-12 NETWORK
NEVADA AT FRESNO STATE | 10:30 P.M. | FS1
WEEK 3 SCHEDULE
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS AT BALTIMORE RAVENS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
TENNESSEE TITANS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
ATLANTA FALCONS AT DETROIT LIONS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
HOUSTON TEXANS AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
DENVER BRONCOS AT MIAMI DOLPHINS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT NEW YORK JETS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
BUFFALO BILLS AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
CAROLINA PANTHERS AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS 1:05P (PT) 4:05P CBS
DALLAS COWBOYS AT ARIZONA CARDINALS 1:25P (MST) 4:25P FOX
CHICAGO BEARS AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS 5:20P (PT) 8:20P NBC
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (MON) 7:15P (ET) 7:15P ABC
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
WEEK 4 SCHEDULE
DETROIT LIONS AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (THU) 7:15P (CT) 8:15P PRIME VIDEO
ATLANTA FALCONS VS JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (WEMBLEY) 2:30P (BST) 9:30A ESPN+
MIAMI DOLPHINS AT BUFFALO BILLS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
MINNESOTA VIKINGS AT CAROLINA PANTHERS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
DENVER BRONCOS AT CHICAGO BEARS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
BALTIMORE RAVENS AT CLEVELAND BROWNS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P CBS
PITTSBURGH STEELERS AT HOUSTON TEXANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P CBS
LOS ANGELES RAMS AT INDIANAPOLIS COLTS 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS AT NEW ORLEANS SAINTS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
WASHINGTON COMMANDERS AT PHILADELPHIA EAGLES 1:00P (ET) 1:00P FOX
CINCINNATI BENGALS AT TENNESSEE TITANS 12:00P (CT) 1:00P FOX
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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS AT DALLAS COWBOYS 3:25P (CT) 4:25P FOX
ARIZONA CARDINALS AT SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS 1:25P (PT) 4:25P FOX
KANSAS CITY CHIEFS AT NEW YORK JETS 8:20P (ET) 8:20P NBC
SEATTLE SEAHAWKS AT NEW YORK GIANTS (MON) 8:15P (ET) 8:15P ESPN
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OAKLAND 4 DETROIT 1
CHICAGO WHITE SOX 1 BOSTON 0
TAMPA BAY 7 TORONTO 6
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PITTSBURGH 13 CINCINNATI 12
ST. LOUIS 5 SAN DIEGO 2 (11)
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ARIZONA 5 LOS ANGELES 3
ST. LOUIS 3 ARIZONA 2
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NEW YORK 5 DC 3
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CHICAGO 2 NEW ENGLAND 2
DALLAS 1 COLUMBUS 1
KANSAS CITY 2 HOUSTON 1
ST. LOUIS 2 MINNESOTA 1
SALT LAKE 2 VANCOUVER 1
PORTLAND 3 COLORADO 2
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TOP 25 ROUNDUP: NO. 10 OREGON SLAMS NO. 19 COLORADO
Bo Nix passed for three touchdowns and rushed for one as No. 10 Oregon relentlessly pounded No. 19 Colorado 42-6 in the Pac-12 opener for both teams on Saturday afternoon at Eugene, Ore.
Nix completed 28 of 33 passes for 276 yards and one interception as Oregon (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) handed Deion Sanders his first setback as Colorado coach. The Ducks have won 10 of the past 11 meetings with the Buffaloes.
Troy Franklin caught eight passes for 126 yards and two touchdowns for the Ducks. Casey Kelly caught a touchdown pass and Noah Whittington and Jordan James rushed for scores for Oregon, which had 522 total yards and 30 first downs.
Shedeur Sanders produced a season-low 159 yards and one touchdown on 23-of-33 passing for Colorado (3-1, 0-1). Sanders threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Michael Harrison with 2:51 remaining as the Buffaloes averted being blanked. The Buffaloes, who entered averaging 41.3 points per game, had just 199 yards and 13 first downs.
No. 6 Ohio State 17, No. 9 Notre Dame 14
Chip Trayanum scored on a 1-yard run with one second left as the Buckeyes stunned the Irish in South Bend, Ind.
Ohio State (4-0) drove 65 yards in 15 plays, with Kyle McCord’s 21-yard pass to Emeka Egbuka on third-and-19 putting the ball at the 1-yard-line with seven seconds to play. McCord threw a pair of incompletions before Trayanum’s score on third down.
Sam Hartman’s 2-yard pass to freshman Rico Flores Jr. with 8:22 left in the game capped a 96-yard, 11-play drive to give Notre Dame (4-1) a 14-10 lead. It was Flores’ first career TD catch.
No. 1 Georgia 49, UAB 21
Carson Beck accounted for four touchdowns and Brock Bowers made two scoring receptions as the host Bulldogs rolled over the Blazers in Athens, Ga.
Beck completed 22 of 32 passes for 337 yards and three touchdowns. He also added a rushing score. Bowers finished with team highs in catches (nine) and yards (120) and added scoring receptions of 41 and 10 yards. Tailback Daijun Edwards added two touchdowns rushing.
UAB quarterback Jacob Zeno passed for 250 yards and two touchdowns. He also added 22 yards and a score on the ground. Blazers wideout Amare Thomas finished with nine grabs for 60 yards and a score.
No. 2 Michigan 31, Rutgers 7
Blake Corum rushed for two touchdowns, J.J. McCarthy passed for one and the Wolverines eased to a comfortable win over the visiting Scarlett Knights in a Big Ten matchup in Ann Arbor, Mich.
Corum carried the ball 21 times for 97 yards. McCarthy, a week after throwing three interceptions, completed 15 of 21 passes for 214 yards without a pick, while cornerback and captain Mike Sainristil returned an interception for a touchdown for Michigan (4-0, 1-0).
Rutgers quarterback Gavin Wimsatt completed 11 of 21 passes for 180 yards, one touchdown and one interception. He added a team-high 28 rushing yards. The Scarlet Knights (3-1, 1-1) were limited to 3-of-10 on third-down conversions and went 0-for-3 on fourth down.
No. 3 Texas 38, Baylor 6
Quinn Ewers passed for 293 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as the Longhorns dominated throughout against the Bears in Waco, Texas, in the Big 12 opener for both teams.
The game was the 113th meeting in the all-time series and the final scheduled between the two longtime Southwest Conference and Big 12 rivals as Texas moves to the Southeastern Conference beginning next season.
Ewers completed 18 of 23 attempts as the Longhorns (4-0, 1-0) have started the season with four victories for the first time since 2012. Sawyer Robertson threw for 203 yards and an interception for Baylor (1-3, 0-1).
No. 4 Florida State 31, Clemson 24 (OT)
Keon Coleman caught a 24-yard jump-ball touchdown pass in overtime as the Seminoles beat the Tigers in Clemson, S.C. On second down, Coleman went up over Tigers cornerback Jeadyn Lukus and pulled in the game winner to put the Seminoles (4-0, 2-0 ACC) ahead for the first time.
On fourth-and-2 on his team’s OT series, Tigers quarterback Cade Klubnik threw errantly on fourth down as (Clemson 2-2, 0-2) lost for the first time in eight meetings with FSU.
FSU’s Jordan Travis went 21 of 37 for 289 yards including two scores to Coleman. The Seminoles lead the series 21-15 and won for the first time in five games at Clemson. Tigers kicker Jonathan Weitz missed a tiebreaking 29-yard field goal inside the final two minutes of regulation.
No. 7 Penn State 31, No. 24 Iowa 0
Drew Allar threw for four touchdowns and the Nittany Lions limited the Hawkeyes to 76 total yards and four first downs in a Big Ten Conference blowout in University Park, Pa.
Allar overcame rainy, chilly conditions to complete 25 of 37 passes for 166 yards in an efficient, mistake-free performance. Penn State (4-0, 2-0) played a clean game with no turnovers and just four penalties for 45 yards.
Meanwhile, Iowa (3-1, 0-1) was just overwhelmed across the board. Cade McNamara completed only 5 of 14 passes for 42 yards and was sacked twice before being benched in the fourth quarter. The running game produced just 20 yards on 17 carries.
No. 11 Utah 14, No. 22 UCLA 7
Karene Reid’s interception returned for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage set the tone for as the Utes’ defense overwhelmed the Bruins en route to a Pac-12 Conference win in Salt Lake City.
Utah (4-0, 1-0 Pac-12) held UCLA to just 243 total yards, an average of 3.6 per play, and went until late in the fourth quarter without surrendering a point.
UCLA (3-1, 0-1) leaned on the freshman quarterback Dante Moore with the run game rendered ineffective. The Bruins rushed for just 9 yards officially, a byproduct of Moore being sacked seven times.
No. 12 LSU 34, Arkansas 31
Jayden Daniels passed for 320 yards and four touchdowns, Damian Ramos kicked a winning 20-yard field goal with five seconds left and the Tigers edged the Razorbacks in an SEC shootout in Baton Rouge, La.
Daniels threw two touchdowns to Malik Nabers, who finished with 130 yards, and two more to Brian Thomas Jr. (133) for LSU (3-1, 2-0).
KJ Jefferson passed for 289 yards and three touchdowns, two of which went to Luke Hasz (116 receiving yards), to lead Arkansas (2-2, 0-1).
No. 13 Alabama 24, No. 15 Ole Miss 10
Jalen Milroe returned from a one-game benching to pass for 225 yards and a touchdown as the Crimson Tide defeated the Rebels in the SEC opener for both teams in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Milroe, who completed 17 of 21 passes, was efficient except for one interception, and the Crimson Tide (3-1, 1-0 SEC) shut down a Rebels’ offense that had averaged 52.7 points in three nonconference wins. Jase McClellan’s 8-yard touchdown run gave Alabama a 24-10 lead early in the fourth quarter. He finished with 105 yards on 17 rushes.
Jaxson Dart passed for 244 yards and rushed for a touchdown for the Rebels (3-1, 0-1), who lost for the eighth consecutive time to their West division rival after rushing for just 56 yards.
No. 21 Washington State 38, No. 14 Oregon State 35
Cameron Ward threw four touchdown passes, three to Josh Kelly, and the Cougars (4-0, 1-0) held off the Beavers (3-1, 0-1) in Pullman, Wash., in a battle of the only Pac-12 schools who haven’t announced their intentions to leave the conference after this season.
Oregon State’s DJ Uiagalelei threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jack Velling with 1:12 remaining, but the Cougars recovered the ensuing onside kick and ran out the clock.
Ward was 28-of-34 passing for 404 yards. Kelly made eight receptions for 159 yards, and Kyle Williams had seven catches for 174 yards and a score.
No. 16 Oklahoma 20, Cincinnati 6
Dillon Gabriel threw for 322 yards and a touchdown and ran for another score as the Sooners defeated the host Bearcats.
It was the Sooners’ final Big 12 opener, with Oklahoma set to move into the Southeastern Conference for next season, while it was the Bearcats’ Power 5 debut after moving from the American Athletic Conference in the offseason. The Sooners’ defense led the way, holding the Bearcats to 376 yards of total offense and to just 3 of 15 on third down.
The Sooners twice picked off Cincinnati quarterback Emory Jones and forced three turnovers on downs. Andrel Anthony led the Sooners (4-0, 1-0 Big 12) with seven catches for 117 yards. Jones was 22 of 41 for 235 yards passing for the Bearcats (2-2, 0-1).
No. 17 North Carolina 41, Pitt 24
Drake Maye ran for two touchdowns and threw a scoring pass left-handed as the Tar Heels breezed past the host Panthers.
Maye normally throws right-handed but he added a left-handed toss while draped by a defender as the Tar Heels (4-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) won in their first true road game of the season. Alijah Huzzie had a first-half punt return for a touchdown and made a second-half interception for North Carolina, which benefited from the Panthers’ three turnovers.
Pittsburgh (1-3, 0-1) couldn’t keep up despite a kickoff return for a touchdown by Kenny Johnson. North Carolina lost in overtime in each of previous two visits to Pittsburgh.
No. 18 Duke 41, Connecticut 7
The Blue Devils’ defense dominated and running back Jordan Waters ran for two touchdowns rout over the host Huskies in East Hartford, Conn.
Quarterback Riley Leonard threw for 248 yards on 23-of-34 passing with a touchdown as Duke (4-0) took control in the second quarter on the way to setting up a showdown with visiting Notre Dame next weekend.
UConn (0-4) had 203 yards of total offense, with 108 of those coming in the fourth quarter. Huskies quarterback Ta’Quan Roberson was 13-for-28 for 114 yards in the air, though he ran for a 2-yard touchdown in the waning seconds.
No. 20 Miami 41, Temple 7
Tyler Van Dyke tossed three touchdown passes and added the longest run of his college career, a 37-yarder, as the Hurricanes defeated the Owls on a rainy and windy afternoon in Philadelphia.
Henry Parrish Jr. rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns, averaging 8.7 yards on his 16 carries, as Miami (4-0) defeated Temple (2-2) for the 14th straight time.
Temple, which hadn’t played Miami since 2005, was led by quarterback E.J. Warner, who completed 22 of 39 passes for 240 yards and one touchdown. However, Warner, the son of former NFL star Kurt Warner, turned the ball over three times.
No. 23 Tennessee 45, UTSA 14
Tennessee quarterback Tennessee’s Joe Milton III bolted 81 yards untouched to the checkered end zone on the game’s first snap, sending the host Volunteers on their way to a blowout of the Roadrunners in Knoxville, Tenn.
Tennessee (3-1) thrived on the ground despite an injury to Jaylen Wright, who entered as the second-leading rusher in the SEC but sat out the second half after carrying for 16 yards on four rushes. Dylan Sampson carried the load in reserve, rushing 11 times for a career-high 139 yards and two touchdowns. Jabari Small added 61 yards and a touchdown on nine carries. Milton had 89 on five carries.
Injury-riddled UTSA (1-3) was without its Heisman preseason candidate, quarterback Frank Harris (turf toe). The Roadrunners had the ball in Volunteers’ territory only once in the first half and the drive ended at the Tennessee 19 on a fourth-down incompletion.
No. 25 Florida 22, Charlotte 7
Graham Mertz threw for 259 yards, Trey Smack kicked five field goals, but the defense was the story of the night as the Gators smothered the 49ers in Gainesville, Fla.
Coming off an upset of then-No. 11 Tennessee, the Gators (3-1) started fast, scoring on their first four possessions as Mertz completed his first seven passes. But the rest of the night was a struggle for the Florida offense.
Charlotte (1-3) stayed close as the 49ers repeatedly stopped the Gators when backed into their own territory, forcing Florida to settle for field goals. The Gators’ defense ultimately paved the way, however, limiting the 49ers to 210 yards and 10 first downs.
NFL GAME NOTES
INDIANAPOLIS COLTS (1-1) AT BALTIMORE RAVENS (2-0)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Beth Mowins, James Lofton, Jay Feely, Amanda Renner
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) IND: 133 or 383 BAL: 85 or 225
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: IND leads series, 8-6 (BAL won 4 of past 5)
POSTSEASON: IND leads series, 1-2
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 10/11/21: IND 25 at BAL 31
POSTSEASON: 1/6/13 AFC-WC: IND 9 at BAL 24
COLTS NOTES: QB ANTHONY RICHARDSON (rookie) had 2 rush TDs last week & became youngest QB in SB era (21 years, 118 days) with 2 rush TDs in a game. Tied for NFL lead with 3 rush TDs this season & is 3rd QB ever with 3 rush TDs in 1st 2 career games, joining Daunte Culpepper & Jack Thompson. • QB GARDNER MINSHEW completed 19 of 23 atts. (82.6 pct.) for 171 yards & TD vs. 0 INTs with 112.1 rating last week. Passed for 226 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 120.8 rating in only career start vs. Bal. (12/20/20 w/ Jax.). • RB ZACK MOSS led team with 107 scrimmage yards (88 rush, 19 rec.) & had rush TD in season debut last week, 2nd-career 100-yard game. Aims for his 3rd in row with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD. • WR MICHAEL PITTMAN led team with 8 catches for 56 yards last week. Is 1 of 3 in NFL (Justin Jefferson & Puka Nacua) with 8+ catches in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4. Had 6 catches for 89 yards & TD in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Bal. with 55+ rec. yards. • WR ISAIAH MCKENZIE had TD catch in his last game vs. Bal. (10/2/22 w/ Buf.). • TE KYLEN GRANSON had 1st-career TD catch in Week 2. • DT DEFOREST BUCKNER had 2 TFL & sack last week & aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has sack in 2 of his past 3 on road. • DE KWITY PAYE had sack & FR in Week 2 & aims for 3rd in row with sack. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 on road. Buckner & Paye 1 of 3 pair of teammates each with sack in each of 1st 2 weeks. • LB ZAIRE FRANKLIN led team with 13 tackles & had TFL last week. Leads NFL with 30 tackles this season. • LB SHAQUILLE LEONARD has FR in each of 2 career games vs. Bal. • LB E.J. SPEED had 5 tackles, 2 TFL & sack in Week 2.
RAVENS NOTES: RAVENS are 2-0 for 1st time since 2020 & can begin season 3-0 for 1st time since 2016. • QB LAMAR JACKSON completed 24 of 33 atts. (72.7 pct.) for 237 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 112.8 rating & had 54 rush yards last week, his 48th-career game with 50+ rush yards, surpassing Cam Newton (47 games) for 2nd-most ever by QB (Michael Vick – 54). Had 504 total yards (career-high 442 pass, 62 rush) & 4 TD passes vs. 0 INTs with 140.5 rating in last meeting. Has 95+ rating, 0 INTs & 55+ rush yards in each of 2 career games vs. Ind. • RB GUS EDWARDS led team with 62 rush yards & had 1st rush TD of season in Week 2. Had rush TD in only career game vs. Ind. (11/8/20). • TE MARK ANDREWS had 5 catches for 45 yards & TD in season debut last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches, incl. playoffs. Had 11 catches for career-high 147 yards & 2 TDs in last meeting. • WR ZAY FLOWERS (rookie) had 62 rec. yards last week. Ranks 2nd among rookies with 13 catches & 140 rec. yards this season. • WR NELSON AGHOLOR had 5 catches for 63 yards & 1st TD of season in Week 2. • WR ODELL BECKHAM JR. has 13 catches & 214 rec. yards (107 per game) in 2 career games vs. Ind. • LB ROQUAN SMITH has 5+ tackles in 25 straight games, 3rdlongest active streak in NFL. Had 13 tackles & 3 TFL in only career game vs. Ind. (10/4/20 w/ Chi.). • LB PATRICK QUEEN aims for 12th in row with 5+ tackles. • LB JADEVEON CLOWNEY had sack & PD last week. Has 0.5+ sacks in 4 of his past 6 games vs. Ind. • S GENO STONE led team with career-best 9 tackles & had 2ndcareer INT in Week 2.
TENNESSEE TITANS (1-1) AT CLEVELAND BROWNS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Spero Dedes, Adam Archuleta, Aditi Kinkhabwala
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) TEN: 134 or 384 CLE: 81 or 226
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: CLE leads series, 36-31 (TEN won 3 of past 4)
POSTSEASON: TEN leads series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/6/20: CLE 41 at TEN 35
POSTSEASON: 12/24/88 AFC-WC: HOU 24 at CLE 23
TITANS NOTES: QB RYAN TANNEHILL completed 20 of 24 atts. (83.3 pct.) for 246 yards with 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 123.3 rating last week, 2nd-highest comp. pct. of career. Aims for his 3rd start in row vs. Cle. with 315+ pass yards, 3+ TD passes & 90+ rating. • RB DERRICK HENRY had 95 scrimmage yards (80 rush, 15 rec.) & rush TD last week, his 6th-straight game with 95+ scrimmage yards, longest active streak in NFL. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 115+ scrimmage yards. Had 159 scrimmage yards (84 rush, 75 rec.) & 2 TDs (1 rush, 1 rec.) in last road meeting. • RB TYJAE SPEARS (rookie) had 49 rush yards last week. • WR DEANDRE HOPKINS aims for 3rd in row with 4+ catches & 40+ rec. yards. Had 55 rec. yards & 2 TD catches in his last game vs. Cle. (10/17/21 w/ Az.). Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. Cle. • WR TREYLON BURKS led team with 76 rec. yards in Week 2, his 2nd-career game with 75+ rec. yards. • WR NICK WESTBROOK-IKHINE had 1st TD catch of season last week. • S KEVIN BYARD tied career high with team-best 12 tackles last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 8+ tackles. Has 5+ tackles in 5 of his past 6 on road. Has 4 INTs in his past 3 vs. Cle. Has 27 career INTs, tied 4th-most among active safeties. • CB SEAN MURPHY-BUNTING had 5 tackles & career-high 3 PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. • CB TRE AVERY had 8 tackles, TFL & PD in season debut last week. • LB HAROLD LANDRY had 1st sack of season in Week 2. • DE DENICO AUTRY has sack in each of 1st 2 weeks of season. Has sack in 3 of his past 4. Aims for his 3rd in a row vs. Cle. with TFL. • DT JEFFERY SIMMONS has 5 tackles & sack in each of 1st 2 weeks of season. Had 7 tackles in last meeting.
BROWNS NOTES: QB DESHAUN WATSON passed for 235 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Has 19 TDs (17 pass, 2 rush) vs. 5 INTs with 119.2 rating in 6 career games vs. Ten., most TD passes vs. any opponent in career. Has 2+ TD passes in each game vs. Ten. & aims for his 3rd in row with 325+ pass yards, 3+ TD passes & 115+ rating. • RB JEROME FORD led team with career-high 131 scrimmage yards (106 rush, 25 rec.) with TD catch last week. • RB PIERRE STRONG rushed for 2nd-career TD in Week 2. • WR AMARI COOPER had team-high 7 catches for 90 yards last week. Has 50+ rec. yards in 5 of his past 6. Has 55+ rec. yards in each of 4 career games vs. Ten., with rec. TD in each of past 2. • WR DONOVAN PEOPLES-JONES had 92 rec. yards & TD catch in last meeting. • TE DAVID NJOKU had 4 catches for 48 yards last week. Had TD catch in last home meeting. • DE MYLES GARRETT has 4 sacks in 3 career games vs. Ten., with sack in each game. Has TFL in 6 of his past 7 vs. AFC South. Has 7.5 sacks over his past 6 home games. • DE ZA’DARIUS SMITH had TFL in Week 2. Has 4 sacks & 2 FFs in his past 2 vs. Ten. • DE OGBO OKORONKWO aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had career-high 2 sacks in his last game vs. Ten. (12/24/22 w/ Hou.). • LB SIONE TAKITAKI had 1st sack of season last week. • LB JEREMIAH OWUSU-KORAMOAH tied career-best with 2 TFL in Week 2. Has 6+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 at home. • CB DENZEL WARD had 5 tackles, 2 PD & 1st FF of season last week, his 8th-straight game with PD, longest active streak in NFL. • S GRANT DELPIT had 6 tackles, INT & FR last week, 1st-career game with both INT & FR. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles & PD.
ATLANTA FALCONS (2-0) AT DETROIT LIONS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Adam Amin, Mark Schlereth, Kristina Pink
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) ATL: 132 or 391 DET: 104 or 228
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: DET leads series, 25-14 (ATL won 2 of past 3)
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/26/21: DET 16 at ATL 20
FALCONS NOTES: ATLANTA advanced to 2-0 for 1st time since 2017. • QB DESMOND RIDDER had career highs in pass yards (237) & rush yards (39) & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1st-career rush TD) in Week 2. • RB BIJAN ROBINSON (rookie) recorded 172 scrimmage yards (124 rush, 48 rec.) in Week 1, his 1st-career game with 100+ rush yards. Ranks 2nd among rookies & 2nd among RBs in scrimmage yards (255) this season & leads all RBs with 10 receptions. • RB TYLER ALLGEIER rushed for 48 yards last week. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 on road & aims for his 3rd in row on road with 115+ scrimmage yards. • WR DRAKE LONDON led team with 6 catches for 67 yards & had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 2, his 5th-career TD catch. Has 5+ catches in 3 of his past 4 on road. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with 7+ catches & 70+ rec. yards. • WR MACK HOLLINS had 60 rec. yards in Week 2. • TE KYLE PITTS had 6 catches for 102 yards in last meeting. • DL GRADY JARRETT had 2 TFL in his only career game at Det. (9/24/17). • DL DAVID ONYEMATA had career-high 2 PD in Week 2 & aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Had sack in his only career game at Det. (10/4/20 w/ NO) & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Det. with TFL. • LB KADEN ELLISS led team with 6 tackles & had 1st sack of season last week, his 9th-career sack. • CB A.J. TERRELL had 2 PD in Week 2, his 7th-career game with 2+ PD. • CB TRE FLOWERS had 1st PD of season last week. • S RICHIE GRANT had 6+ tackles in 7 of his 8 road games last season.
LIONS NOTES: QB JARED GOFF completed 28 of 35 atts. (80 percent) for 323 yards & 3 TDs vs. INT for 121.8 rating in Week 2, his 14th-career game with 300+ pass yards & 3+ TD passes. Had 383 consec. pass atts. between INTs, 3rd-longest streak in NFL history. Has 36 TDs vs. 5 INTs for 112.5 rating in his past 14 home games. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 115+ rating & 7th in row at home with 2+ TD passes. • RB DAVID MONTGOMERY had 74 scrimmage yards (67 rush, 7 rec.) & rush TD in Week 1. Aims for his 3rd in row with rush TD. Had 121 scrimmage yards (67 rush, 54 rec.) & rush TD in his last game vs. Atl. (11/20/22 w/ Chi.). • RB JAHMYR GIBBS (rookie) had team-high 7 receptions & 56 scrimmage yards (39 rec., 17 rush) in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR AMON-RA ST. BROWN had 6 receptions for 102 yards in Week 2, his 7th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for his 4th in row with 6+ catches. Had 9 catches for 91 yards & rec. TD in last meeting. • WR JOSH REYNOLDS had 5 catches for 66 yards & 2 rec. TDs last week, his 3rd-career game with 2 rec. TDs. • TE SAM LAPORTA had 5 receptions for 63 yards in Week 2, 1st rookie TE ever with 5+ catches in each of his 1st 2 games. • DL AIDAN HUTCHINSON has 0.5+ sacks in 3 of his past 4 at home. Aims for his 3rd in row at home wth PD. • LB ALEX ANZALONE had 1st sack of season in Week 2. Has 5+ tackles in 19 straight games tied for 4th-longest active streak in NFL. • LB JACK CAMPBELL (rookie) had 5 tackles last week. • S KERBY JOSEPH aims for his 3rd in row at home with PD. • CB JERRY JACOBS had career-high 8 tackles in Week 2.
NEW ORLEANS SAINTS (2-0) AT GREEN BAY PACKERS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Kenny Albert, Jonathan Vilma, Shannon Spake
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) NO: 121 or 386 GB: 109 or 229
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: GB leads series, 17-10 (NO won 3 of past 4)
THE LAST TIME … REG. SEASON: 9/12/21: GB 3 at NO 38
SAINTS NOTES: QB DEREK CARR passed for 228 yards last week. Has 569 pass yards (284.5 per game) & 4 pass TDs in 2 career games vs. GB. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. GB with 275+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes. • QB TAYSOM HILL rushed for 75 yards in Week 2. • RB JAMAAL WILLIAMS had 2 rush TDs in his last game vs. GB (1/8/23 w/ Det.). Had 2,946 scrimmage yards & 18 scrimmage TDs (10 rush, 8 rec.) in 4 seasons (2017-20) with GB. • RB TONY JONES had 1st 2 career rush TDs last week. • WR MICHAEL THOMAS had team-high 7 catches for 55 yards last week. Aims for his 8th in row with 5+ receptions. Had 7 catches for 82 yards in his only career game vs. GB (10/22/17). Has 538 career receptions, most-ever by player in 1st 75 games. • WR CHRIS OLAVE had 6 catches for team-high 86 rec. yards in Week 2. Is 1 of 3 (Justin Jefferson & Puka Nacua) with 85+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 weeks. Aims for his 4th in row with 5+ catches. • DE CAMERON JORDAN has TFL in 2 of his past 3 on road. Has 3 TFL in his past 4 vs. GB. • DE CARL GRANDERSON had sack & 3rd-career FF in Week 2. Has sack in 4 of his past 5. Aims for his 3rd in row in 2023 & 4th in row on road with sack. • LB DEMARIO DAVIS had 37th-career sack in Week 2. Aims for his 4th in row with TFL & 12th in row with 5+ tackles. Has 3 sacks in 3 career games vs. GB. • CB MARSHON LATTIMORE aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Has PD in 2 of his 3 career games vs. GB. • CB PAULSON ADEBO had 1st-career FR in Week 2. • S MARCUS MAYE had 1st sack of season in Week 2. Aims for his 6th in row with 5+ tackles.
PACKERS NOTES: QB JORDAN LOVE had 3 TD passes vs. 0 INTs for 113.5 rating in Week 2 & became 4th QB ever (Case Keenum, Patrick Mahomes & HOFer Kurt Warner) with 3+ TD passes & 0 INTs in 2 of his 1st 3 career starts. Can make 1st-career home start in Week 3. • RB AARON JONES had 932 scrimmage yards (103.6 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in 9 home games last season. Rushed for 131 yards & TD in his only career home game vs. NO (10/22/17). Has rush TD in 2 of his 3 career games vs. NO. • RB A.J. DILLON rushed for 55 yards in Week 2. Had 3 rush TDs in his final 3 home games last season. • WR CHRISTIAN WATSON had 6 TDs (5 rec., 1 rush) in his final 7 home games last season. • WR JAYDEN REED (rookie) had 1st 2 career rec. TDs last week. • WR DONTAYVION WICKS (rookie) had 1st-career TD catch in Week 2. • LB QUAY WALKER had career-high 17 tackles & PD in Week 2, his 4th-career game with 10+ tackles & most tackles by any player last week. Has 6 PD in his past 6 & aims for his 3rd in row with PD. Has 5+ tackles in each of his 9 career home games. • LB DE’VONDRE CAMPBELL had 14 tackles last week. Has 5+ tackles in 5 of his past 6 at home. Has 6+ tackles in 4 of his past 5 vs. NO. • LB RASHAN GARY had 1st half sack of season last week. Since Week 4 of 2021, has 12 sacks, 11 TFL, 3 FF & 2 FR in his past 11 home games. • LB PRESTON SMITH aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ tackles. • CB JAIRE ALEXANDER aims for his 3rd in row with PD. • CB RASUL DOUGLAS had 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week, his 15th-career INT. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD.
HOUSTON TEXANS (0-2) AT JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Chris Myers, Robert Smith, Jen Hale
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) HOU: 108 or 387 JAX: 83 or 230
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY REG. SEASON: HOU leads series, 28-14 (won 9 of past 10)
THE LAST TIME … REG. SEASON: 1/1/23: JAX 31 at HOU 3
TEXANS NOTES: • QB C.J. STROUD (rookie) completed 30 of 47 atts. (63.8 pct.) for 384 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 103.5 rating last week, 2nd-most pass yards in any NFL game this season. Has 58 completions, 2nd-most ever by player in 1st 2 career games, & 626 pass yards, 5th-most ever by player in 1st 2 games. • RB DAMEON PIERCE had 113 scrimmage yards (99 rush, 14 rec.) & rush TD in last road meeting. Has TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. Has 75+ scrimmage yards in 6 of 8 career road games. • RB DEVIN SINGLETARY had 7 catches for 43 yards in only career game vs. Jax. (11/7/21 vs. Buf.). • WR NICO COLLINS set career highs in catches (7) & rec. yards (146) & had 4th-career TD catch last week. Is 1 of 4 in NFL with 80+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. Had 65 rec. yards in last road meeting. • WR ROBERT WOODS had 6 catches & 50+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 weeks, incl. 74 rec. yards last week. Has 5+ catches in 4 of 5 career games vs. Jax. • WR TANK DELL (rookie) had 7 catches for 72 yards & 1st-career TD in Week 2. • DE JERRY HUGHES had sack in last meeting. • LB DENZEL PERRYMAN has 8+ tackles in each of 1st 2 games of season. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4. Has 10 tackles in 2 of his past 3 vs. Jax. • LB HENRY TO’OTO’O (rookie) had 7 tackles in Week 2. • S M.J. STEWART had 10 tackles & 1st FF of season last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 5+ tackles & 3rd in row on road with FR. • CB DEREK STINGLEY had 6 tackles in Week 2. Had 7 tackles. 2 PD & only career INT in last road meeting. • CB STEVEN NELSON aims for 3rd in row with PD.
JAGS NOTES: • QB TREVOR LAWRENCE totaled 242 yards (216 pass, 26 rush) with 0 INTs last week. Completed 17 of 21 atts. (81 pct.) for 152 yards in last meeting. Has 10 TDs (7 pass, 3 rush) vs. 2 INTs with 106.1 rating in his past 5 starts vs. division. • RB TRAVIS ETIENNE had 100+ scrimmage yards in both games vs. Hou. last season, incl. 140 scrimmage yards (108 rush, 32 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. Has rush TD in 2 of his past 3 vs. division. • WR CHRISTIAN KIRK led team with career-high 11 catches for 110 yards last week. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 6+ catches & 90+ rec. yards. • WR CALVIN RIDLEY had 5 catches for 88 yards & TD in only career game vs. Hou. (10/6/19 w/ Atl.). • TE EVAN ENGRAM had 6 catches for 57 yards last week. Is 1 of 2 AFC TEs (Hunter Henry) with 5+ catches in each of 1st 2 weeks. Had 6 catches for 69 yards in last home meeting. • LB JOSH ALLEN had 6 tackles, sack & FF in last meeting. Has 6 sacks in his past 4 vs. divison, with sack in each game. • LB FOYESADE OLUOKUN had 10 tackles & 4th-career FR last week. Aims for his 4th in row with 10+ tackles. Has PD in 4 of past 5. Had 8 tackles, 2 TFL & sack in last home meeting. • LB DEVIN LLOYD led team with 11 tackles & had 2 PD in Week 2. Had 6+ tackles in both games vs. Hou. last season. • LB K’LAVON CHAISSON had 4th-career sack last week. Had sack in last meeting. • S ANDRE CISCO had 2 PD & 4th-career INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row at home with PD. Cisco & CB TYSON CAMPBELL are 2 of 3 in AFC (Amani Hooker) with INT & FF this season. • S RAYSHAWN JENKINS had 8 tackles & 2 PD in Week 2. Aims for his 9th in row at home with 5+ tackles & 4th in row with PD.
DENVER BRONCOS (0-2) AT MIAMI DOLPHINS (2-0)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Kevin Harlan, Trent Green, Melanie Collins
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) DEN: 98 or 388 MIA: 158 or 231
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: MIA lead series, 12-6-1 (DEN won 3 of past 4)
POSTSEASON: DEN leads series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 11/22/20: MIA 13 at DEN 20
POSTSEASON: 1/9/99 AFC-DIV: MIA 3 at DEN 38
BRONCOS NOTES: QB RUSSELL WILSON totaled 364 yards (308 pass, 56 rush) with 3 TD passes vs. INT for 107.3 rating last week, his 5th-career game with 300+ pass yards & 50+ rush yards, 3rd-most in NFL history. Is 1 of 3 QBs (Kirk Cousins & Jordan Love) with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 5 TD passes with 101.5 rating in 3 career starts vs. Mia. Has 5,023 career rush yards & became 3rd QB ever (Cam Newton & Michael Vick) with 5,000+ career rush yards. • RB JAVONTE WILLIAMS had 58 scrimmage yards (44 rush, 14 rec.) last week & aims for 3rd in row with 55+ scrimmage yards. • RB JALEEL MCLAUGHLIN (rookie) had 1st-career rush TD last week. • WR COURTLAND SUTTON had team-high 5 catches for 66 yards in Week 2. Has rec. TD in 2 of past 3. • WR JERRY JEUDY has 5+ catches in 5 of his past 6. • WR BRANDON JOHNSON had career-high 66 rec. yards & 2 rec. TDs in Week 2. • WR MARVIN MIMS had 113 rec. yards, incl. 60-yard TD catch last week, becoming 1st Den. rookie with 100+ rec. yards in a game since 2020 (Jerry Jeudy). • S JUSTIN SIMMONS led team with 10 tackles last week. Has 5+ tackles & INT in each of 2 career games vs. Mia, incl. INT-TD in last road meeting. Has 27 career INTs, tied-4th most among active safeties. • CB PAT SURTAIN III is 1 of 6 in AFC with 3+ PD (3) this season. • LB JOSEY JEWELL had 9 tackles & PD in Week 2, his 15thstraight game with 5+ tackles. • LB RANDY GREGORY had 2 TFL, sack & PD last week. • LB JONATHON COOPER had career-best 8 tackles, team-high 2 sacks & 1st-career FF in Week 2. • LB NIK BONITTO had 2 TFL & 1st sack of season last week
DOLPHINS NOTES: DOLPHINS can begin season 3-0 in consecutive years for 1st time since 1994-96. • QB TUA TAGOVAILOA completed 21 of 30 atts. (70 pct.) for 249 yards & TD vs. INT with 92.2 rating last week. Had 8 TDs vs. 3 INTs & 103.4 rating in 6 home starts last season, with 0 INTs in 5 of 6 starts. Leads NFL with 715 pass yards this season. • RB RAHEEM MOSTERT led team with 121 rush yards & 2 rush TDs in Week 2, his 3rd-career game with 115+ rush yards & 2ndcareer game with 2 rush TDs. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Ties for NFL lead with 3 rush TDs this season & is only AFC RB with rush TD in each of 1st 2 weeks. • WR TYREEK HILL had 5 catches for 40 yards & TD last week, his 3rd-straight game with 5+ catches, incl. playoffs. Leads NFL with 3 rec. TDs this season & ranks 3rd with 255 rec. yards. • WR JAYLEN WADDLE led team with 86 rec. yards last week & is 1 of 3 in AFC (Keenan Allen & Nico Collins) with 75+ rec. yards in each of 1st 2 weeks. Aims for his 4th in row at home with 5+ catches. • CB XAVIEN HOWARD had 6 tackles & 1st INT of season last week. Aims for his 5th in row with PD. Has 7 PD & 3 INTs in 2 career games vs. Den. Has 29 career INTs & can become 6th active player with 30. • S JEVON HOLLAND led team with 11 tackles & had PD last week. Is 1 of 2 DBs (Camryn Bynum) with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 2 weeks. Aims for 6th in row with 5+ tackles. • LB BRADLEY CHUBB had 7 tackles, 2 TFL, sack & FF in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Was selected No. 5 overall by Den. in 2018 & had 33 TFL & 26 sacks in 49 career games (2018-22). • LB DAVID LONG had 7 tackles & 1st-career sack last week. • LB ANDREW VAN GINKEL had sack last week. Had FF in last meeting. • DT CHRISTIAN WILKINS had 1st sack of season in Week 2.
LOS ANGELES CHARGERS (0-2) AT MINNESOTA VIKINGS (0-2)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
FOX: Kevin Kugler, Mark Sanchez, Laura Okmin
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) LAC: 99 or 389 MIN: 113 or 232
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: MIN leads series, 8-6 (won past 3)
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 11/14/21: MIN 27 at LAC 20
CHARGERS NOTES: QB JUSTIN HERBERT passed for 305 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 104.2 rating last week, his 23rd-career game with 300+ pass yards, surpassing HOFer Dan Marino for 3rd-most such games ever by QB in 1st 4 seasons. Has 8 TDs (7 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs with 107 rating over his past 4 in reg. season. • RB AUSTIN EKELER had TD catch in last meeting. Has 4 rush TDs in his past 3 on road, incl. playoffs. Has 393 catches in 90 career games & can become 4th-fastest RB ever to reach 400 catches. • WR KEENAN ALLEN had 8 catches for team-high 111 yards & 2 TDs last week, his 9th-career game with 2+ rec. TDs. Has 5+ catches in 10 straight games, tied 2nd-longest active streak in NFL. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 100+ rec. yards. Has 29 catches & 330 rec. yards (110 per game) in 3 career games vs. Min., with 8+ catches & 95+ rec. yards in each game. • WR MIKE WILLIAMS had 8 catches for 83 yards in Week 2. Has 75+ rec. yards in 7 of his past 8 on road. • TE GERALD EVERETT had 47 rec. yards last week. Had 5 catches for 54 yards in his last game vs. Min. (9/26/21 w/ Sea.). • LB JOEY BOSA led team with 2 sacks in Week 2, his 11th-career game with 2+ sacks. Had sack & FF in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with TFL. • LB KHALIL MACK had 5 tackles & PD last week. • LB KENNETH MURRAY had 10 tackles, 2 TFL & 1st sack of season last week. Had TFL in last meeting. • LB TULI TUIPULOTU (rookie) had 1st-career sack in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. • S DERWIN JAMES led team with 11 tackles last week, his 3rd-straight game with 6+ tackles. Has PD in 3 of his past 4. Had 8+ tackles in both career games vs. Min. incl. 12 tackles & PD in last meeting.
VIKINGS NOTES: QB KIRK COUSINS completed 31 of 44 atts. (70.5 pct.) for 364 yards & 4 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 125.6 rating, his 48th-career 300- yard game & 8th-career game with 4+ TD passes. Can become 5th QB ever with 325+ pass yards & 2+ TD passes in each of his team’s 1st 3 games of season. Is 9-2 with 25 TDs (23 pass, 2 rush) vs. 5 INTs for 102.5 rating in his past 11 home starts. Passed for 294 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 109.5 rating in last meeting. • WR JUSTIN JEFFERSON had 11 catches for 159 yards in Week 2. Has 10 career games with 150+ rec. yards, tied with HOFer Lance Alworth (10) for most by player in his 1st 4 seasons in NFL history. Has 5,134 rec. yards in 52 career games, tied with Alworth (52) for fewest games to reach 5,000 rec. yards in NFL history. Is 5th player since 1970 with 150+ rec. yards in each of his team’s 1st 2 games of season & 1st since 2011 (Steve Smith). Can become 1st player since 2013 (Josh Gordon) with 150+ rec. yards in 3 straight games. Has 100+ rec. yards in 3 straight games twice in his career (Weeks 4-6 & Weeks 14-16 in 2022). Had 9 catches for 143 yards in last meeting. • WR JORDAN ADDISON can become 5th rookie ever with 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD in each of his 1st 3 career games. • TE T.J. HOCKENSON had 7 catches for 66 yards & 2 rec. TDs in Week 2, his 3rd-career game with 2 rec. TDs. Has 7+ catches in 4 of his past 5. Can become 3rd TE ever with 7+ receptions in each of his team’s 1st 3 games of a season. • LB DANIELLE HUNTER had 3 sacks in Week 2, his 4th-career game with 3+ sacks. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & 2+ TFL. Had sack, 2 FF & FR in his only career game vs. LAC (12/15/19). • DL HARRISON PHILLIPS had career-high 13 tackles last week. • S CAMRYN BYNUM career-high 15 tackles last week.
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (0-2) AT NEW YORK JETS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 1:00 PM ET
CBS: Jim Nantz, Tony Romo, Tracy Wolfson
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) NE: 135 or 385 NYJ: 82 or 227
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: NE leads series, 71-53-1 (won past 14)
POSTSEASON: NE leads series, 2-1
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 11/20/22: NYJ 3 at NE 10
POSTSEASON: 1/16/11 AFC-DIV: NYJ 28 at NE 21
PATS NOTES: • QB MAC JONES completed 31 of 42 atts. (73.8 pct.) for 231 yards & TD vs. INT last week. Aims for 4th in row with 225+ pass yards. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of past 5. Completed 23 of 27 atts. (career-high 85.2 pct.) for 246 yards with 104.6 rating in last meeting. Has 0 INTs in 3 of 4 career starts vs. NYJ. • RB RHAMONDRE STEVENSON rushed for 50 yards & 1st TD of season last week. Aims for 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Has 80+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 on road. Had 225 scrimmage yards (112.5 per game) in 2 games vs. NYJ last season. • RB EZEKIEL ELLIOTT had 153 scrimmage yards (105 rush, 48 rec.) in only career game vs. NYJ (10/13/19 w/ Dal.). • WR DEVANTE PARKER had 6 catches for team-high 57 rec. yards in season debut last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Has 75+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR JUJU SMITH-SCHUSTER had 5 catches in Week 2. • TE HUNTER HENRY is 1 of 2 in NFL (Mike Evans) with 5+ catches, 50+ rec. yards & rec. TD in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 5+ catches in 4 straight games, longest active streak among TEs. • TE MIKE GESICKI had 5 catches in Week 2.Has 40+ rec. yards in 3 of his past 4 vs. NYJ. • LB MATTHEW JUDON has sack in each of 1st 2 weeks of season. Had 1.5 sacks in last meeting. • LB JOSH UCHE had sack in last road meeting. Had 0.5+ sacks in 4 of his final 5 road games last season. • S KYLE DUGGER had TFL & PD last week. Had sack in last meeting. • CB CHRISTIAN GONZALEZ (rookie) had 1st-career INT last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles & PD. • CB MYLES BRYANT had 6 tackles, career-high 2 TFL & PD in Week 2. Aims for his 6th in row with 5+ tackles.
JETS NOTES: QB ZACH WILSON totaled 206 yards (170 pass, 36 rush) last week. Had career-high 355 pass yards with 2 TD passes in last home meeting. Has 0 INTs in 2 of his past 3 starts vs. NE. • RB BREECE HALL has 70+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7. Has 344 scrimmage yards (172 per game) in 2 career games vs. division. Has 497 scrimmage yards (124.3 per game) in 4 career home games. • RB DALVIN COOK has 162 scrimmage yards (81 per game) in 2 career games vs. NE. • WR GARRETT WILSON had 83 rec. yards last week, incl. 68-yard TD catch, longest reception of career. Is 1 of 2 AFC WRs (Tyreek Hill) with rec. TD in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 80+ rec. yards in 2 of past 3. Had 6 catches for 115 yards in last home meeting. • WR ALLEN LAZARD had 6 catches for 116 yards in only career game vs. NE (10/2/22 w/ GB). • WR MECOLE HARDMAN has rec. TD in each of 2 career games vs. NE. • TE TYLER CONKLIN had team-high 5 catches for 50 yards in Week 2. Had 6 catches for 79 yards in last home meeting. • DL QUINNEN WILLIAMS had 6 tackles & 2 TFL last week. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Had sack in both games vs. NE last season & has TFL in each of 5 career games vs. NE. • DL SOLOMON THOMAS had 1st sack of season in Week 2. • LB C.J. MOSLEY had 9 tackles, TFL & PD last week. Aims for his 6th in row with 7+ tackles. Aims for his 4th in row vs. NE with 9+ tackles. • CB SAUCE GARDNER had 6 tackles, PD & 1st-career FF last week. Had 2 TFL in last home meeting. • S JORDAN WHITEHEAD had 9 tackles & TFL in Week 2. Had 6 tackles & 2 TFL in last meeting. Leads NFL with 3 INTs this season.
BUFFALO BILLS (1-1) AT WASHINGTON COMMANDERS (2-0)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME:1:00 PM ET
CBS: Andrew Catalon, Tiki Barber, Matt Ryan, AJ Ross
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) BUF: 146 or 390 WAS: 111 or 233
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: BUF leads series, 10-5 (won 8 of past 9)
POSTSEASON: WAS leads series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 9/26/21: WAS 21 at BUF 43
POSTSEASON: 1/26/92 SB XXVI: WAS 37 at BUF 24
BILLS NOTES: QB JOSH ALLEN completed 31 of 37 atts. (83.8 pct.) for 274 yards & 3 TDs vs. 0 INTs with 124.5 rating last week. Has 180 career combined pass & rush TDs, surpassing Russell Wilson (177) for 4th-most ever by QB in 1st 6 seasons. Passed for 358 yards with 5 TDs (4 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 129.8 rating in last meeting. Has 7 TDs (5 pass, 2 rush) with 123.6 rating in 2 career starts vs. Was. Has 2+ TD passes in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC. • RB JAMES COOK rushed for career-high 123 yards in Week 2. Aims for his 5th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • RB LATAVIUS MURRAY had 1st rush TD of season last week. Had 68 rush yards & rush TD in only career game vs. Was. (11/12/17 w/ Min.). • RB DAMIEN HARRIS had 1st rush TD of season in Week 2. • WR STEFON DIGGS had 7 catches for 66 yards in last week & is 1 of 5 in NFL with 7+ catches in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 447 rec. yards (111.8 per game) in 4 career games vs. Was. Has 75+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 vs. NFC. • WR GABE DAVIS had 6 catches for team-high 92 yards & TD in Week 2. Has rec. TD in 2 of his past 3 on road. • TE DAWSON KNOX had 1st TD catch of season last week. Has rec. TD in 5 of his past 6. Had TD catch in last meeting. • TE DALTON KINCAID (rookie) had 5 catches for 43 yards last week. • DE GREG ROUSSEAU had TFL & PD in Week 2. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. • DT ED OLIVER aims for 3rd in row with TFL. Has 0.5+ sacks in 3 of his past 4 on road. • LB MATT MILANO is 1st LB since 2013 (DeAndre Levy) with INT in each of team’s 1st 2 games of season. Aims for his 5th in row with PD. Had 7 tackles, 2 TFL & FR in last meeting. • LB TERREL BERNARD had 1st-career INT last week.
COMMANDERS NOTES: COMMANDERS overcame 18-point deficit to win in Week 2, largest road comeback win since 11/4/90 (21-point deficit at Det.). • QB SAM HOWELL had career highs in completions (27), pass yards (299), pass TDs (2) & rating (108.8) in Week 2, his 1stcareer game with 100+ rating. Has pass TD & rush TD in each of his 1st 2 home starts. • RB BRIAN ROBINSON had career-high 129 scrimmage yards (87 rush, career-high 42 rec.) & 1st-career game with 2 rush TDs last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD & 10th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • RB ANTONIO GIBSON had 53 scrimmage yards (44 rec., 9 rush) last week. Had 104 scrimmage yards (73 rec., 31 rush) & TD catch in last meeting. • WR TERRY MCCLAURIN led team with 5 receptions for 54 yards & rec. TD last week, his 22nd-career TD catch. Had 62 rec. yards in last meeting. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 9 of his past 11 at home. • TE LOGAN THOMAS had 1st TD catch of season last week, his 13th-career rec. TD. Had rec. TD in last meeting. • DE CHASE YOUNG tied his career high with 1.5 sacks in Week 2. • DE MONTEZ SWEAT had 1.5 sacks last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 1.5+ sacks. • DT DARON PAYNE had sack & 2 TFL in Week 2. Has 2+ TFL in 3 of his past 4. • LB CODY BARTON led team with 10 tackles & had FR last week, his 10th-career game with 10+ tackles. • CB EMMANUEL FORBES (rookie) had 1st-career INT in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with PD. • S KAMREN CURL aims for his 3rd in row with 9+ tackles.
CAROLINA PANTHERS (0-2) AT SEATTLE SEAHAWKS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:05 PM ET
CBS: Ian Eagle, Charles Davis, Evan Washburn
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) CAR: 133 or 383 SEA: 85 or 225
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: SEA leads series, 8-4 (won 3 of past 4)
POSTSEASON: SEA leads series, 2-1
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/11/22: CAR 30 at SEA 24
POSTSEASON: 1/17/16 NFC-DIV: SEA 24 at CAR 31
PANTHERS NOTES: QB BRYCE YOUNG (rookie) aims for his 3rd in row with 20+ completions & TD pass. • RB MILES SANDERS had 43 rush yards last week. Has 70+ scrimmage yards in 3 of his past 4 road games. • RB CHUBA HUBBARD tied his career high with 5 receptions & had 50 scrimmage yards (34 rec., 16 rush) in Week 2. Aims for his 5th in row on road & 9th in row overall with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had 99 scrimmage yards (74 rush, 25 rec.) & rush TD in last meeting. • WR ADAM THIELEN led team with 7 receptions & 54 rec. yards & had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 2. Has 20 receptions for 200 yards & 3 rec. TDs in his past 3 vs. Sea. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Sea. with TD catch & 4th in row vs. Sea. with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. • LB BRIAN BURNS has TFL in 4 of his past 5 overall & 4 of his past 5 on road. Had half sack in last meeting. • LB FRANKIE LUVU had 9 tackles, 3 TFL & 2 sacks in Week 2, his 2nd-career 2-sack game. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack. Has 12 TFL in his past 7. Had 2 TFL, sack & PD in last meeting. • LB JUSTIN HOUSTON had 1st half sack of season in Week 2 & has 112 career sacks, tied 3rd-most among active players. Aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. Had 2 TFL & sack in his only career game at Sea. (12/23/18 w/ KC). • DT DERRICK BROWN aims for his 4th in row with 7+ tackles. • S VONN BELL had 7th-career INT last week. Had 9 tackles & FR-TD in his only career game at Sea. (9/22/19 w/ NO). • S XAVIER WOODS had 8 tackles & 2 PD in Week 2. • CB C.J. HENDERSON had 7 tackles last week. Had INT in last meeting.
SEAHAWKS NOTES: • QB GENO SMITH completed 32 of 41 atts. (78 percent) for 328 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 116.3 rating in Week 2, his 8thcareer game with 300+ pass yards. Has TD pass in 11 of his past 12 home starts. Had 3 TDs vs. 2 INTs in last meeting. • RB KENNETH WALKER had 1st 2 rush TDs of season last week. Has 4 games with 2 rush TDs since 2022, 2nd-most among RBs. Has 50+ scrimmage yards 6 of his past 7 home games & aims for his 5th in row at home with 65+ scrimmage yards. • WR TYLER LOCKETT led team with 8 receptions for 59 yards & 2 rec. TDs last week, his 10th-career game with 2+ rec. TDs, 6th-most among active WRs. Has 423 scrimmage yards (105.8 per game) & 4 TDs (3 rec., 1 rush) in his past 4 vs. Car. Aims for his 5th in row vs. Car. with TD. • WR DK METCALF had 6 catches for team-high 75 yards in Week 2. Had 5 catches for 71 yards & TD in last meeting & aims for his 3rd in row vs. Car. with TD catch. • WR JAXON SMITH-NJIGBA (rookie) had 5 receptions in Week 2. • TE NOAH FANT had 56 rec. yards last week, his 18th-career game with 50+ rec. yards. • LB BOBBY WAGNER had 10 tackles last week & aims for his 3rd in row with 10+ tackles. Has 5+ tackles in each of his 6 career games vs. Car. • LB JORDYN BROOKS had 11 tackles in Week 2 & aims for his 3rd in row with 11+ tackles. Had 10 tackles in last meeting. Has 21 games with 10+ tackles since 2021, 2nd-most in NFL. • CB TRE BROWN had 1st-career sack, 1st-career FF & 40-yard INT-TD in Week 2, his 1st-career INT & 1st-career TD. • S JULIAN LOVE led team with 13 tackles & had 3rd-career FR in Week 2. Had sack in his last game vs. Car. (9/18/22 w/ NYG).
DALLAS COWBOYS (2-0) AT ARIZONA CARDINALS (0-2)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM EST
FOX: Joe Davis, Daryl Johnston, Pam Oliver
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) DAL: 134 or 384 AZ: 81 or 226
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: DAL leads series, 56-33-1 (ARI won 6 of past 7)
POSTSEASON: ARI leads series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 1/2/22: ARI 25 at DAL 22
POSTSEASON: 1/2/99 NFC-WC: ARI 20 at DAL 7
COWBOYS NOTES: DALLAS became 5th team in SB era to score 70+ points & allow 10-or-fewer points in 1st 2 weeks of season. • QB DAK PRESCOTT completed 31 of 38 atts. (81.6 pct.) for 255 yards & 2 TDs vs. 0 INTs for 112.2 rating in Week 2, his 8th-career start with 80+ comp. pct., 3rd-most among QBs since 2016. Has 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 117.3 rating in 2 career starts vs. Ari. Aims for his 3rd in row vs. Ari. with 2+ TD passes & 100+ rating. • RB TONY POLLARD had career-high 7 receptions & 109 scrimmage yards (72 rush, 37 rec.) last week, his 13th-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. Has 5 TDs (3 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 5 on road. • WR CEEDEE LAMB led team & tied his career high with 11 receptions & had 143 rec. yards in Week 2, his 11th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Has 5+ catches in 8 of his past 9 on road & in 11 of his past 12 overall. • TE JAKE FERGUSON had 1st rec. TD of season in Week 2. • TE LUKE SCHOONMAKER (rookie) had 1st career rec. TD last week. • LB MICAH PARSONS had 2 sacks, 3 TFL, his 7th-career FF & 4th-career FR in Week 2. Is 6th player since 1982 with 10+ games (10) of 2+ sacks in 1st 3 seasons. Aims for his 3rd in row overall with sack. Had 2 TFL in last meeting. • DT OSA ODIGHIZUWA had sack in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row on road & 4th in row overall with sack. • CB TREVON DIGGS had 2 PD & 1st INT of season last week. Has 18 career INTs, tied-most in NFL since 2020. • S JAYRON KEARSE & S MALIK HOOKER each had 1st INTs of season in Week 2.
CARDS NOTES: QB JOSH DOBBS completed 21 of 31 atts. (67.7 pct.) for 228 yards & 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for career-high 99.9 rating last week, his 1st-career game with 2+ TDs & his 1stcareer rush TD. Aims for his 5th start in row with 20+ completions. • RB JAMES CONNER rushed for 106 yards & had 1st rush TD of season in Week 2, his 11th-career game with 100+ rush yards. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 22 consec. games, 3rd-longest active streak in NFL. Aims for his 5th in row at home with 100+ scrimmage yards & 6th in row at home with TD. • TE ZACH ERTZ had 6 catches for 56 yards in Week 2. Is 1 of 2 TEs (T.J. Hockenson) with 6+ catches in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 68 career games with 5+ catches, 3rd-most among active TEs. Had 7 receptions in last meeting. • WR MARQUISE BROWN had 6 catches for 54 yards & 1st rec. TD of season last week, his 25th-career TD catch. Has 50+ scrimmage yards in 4 of his past 5 & aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. Had rec. TD in his only career game vs. Dal. (12/8/20 w/ Bal.). • WR MICHAEL WILSON (rookie) had 56 rec. yards in Week 2. • S JALEN THOMPSON had 7 tackles, TFL & 6th-career INT last week. Aims for his 8th in row with 5+ tackles. • S K’VON WALLACE led team & tied his career high with 8 tackles in Week 2. • S ANDRE CHACHERE had 1st 2 career PD last week. • LB ZAVEN COLLINS had 1st half sack of season in Week 2. Has PD in 3 of his past 4. Has TFL in 3 of his past 4 at home. • LB KYZIR WHITE had 1st sack of season last week. • LB DENNIS GARDECK had sack & 2 TFL in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with sack & TFL. Had FR in last meeting.
CHICAGO BEARS (0-2) AT KANSAS CITY CHIEFS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 2023
GAME TIME: 4:25 PM ET
FOX: Kevin Burkhardt, Greg Olsen, Erin Andrews, Tom Rinaldi
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) CHI: 135 or 385 KC: 82 or 227
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: CHI leads series, 7-6 (Away team won past 3)
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/22/19: KC 26 at CHI 3
BEARS NOTES: QB JUSTIN FIELDS passed for 211 yards & had 2 TDs (1 pass, 1 rush) in Week 2, his 11th-career rush TD. Has rush TD in 4 of his past 5 on road. Aims for his 7th in row on road with TD pass. • RB KHALIL HERBERT had 58 scrimmage yards (35 rush, 23 rec.) in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with 50+ scrimmage yards. • WR DJ MOORE led team with 6 receptions for 104 yards in Week 2, his 1st 100-yard game with Chi. & 16th of his career. Has 100+ rec. yards in 2 of his past 3 on road. • WR CHASE CLAYPOOL had his 13th career rec. TD last week, his 1st TD catch with Chi. • TE COLE KMET had 4 catches for 38 yards last week. Has 4+ receptions in 6 of his past 7. • LB TREMAINE EDMUNDS led team & tied his career high with 16 tackles in Week 2, his 17th-career game with 10+ tackles. Has 47 tackles (9.4 per game) in 5 career games vs. KC, incl. playoffs. Had 10 tackles in his last game at KC (10/16/22 w/ Buf.). • LB T.J. EDWARDS had 12 tackles in Week 2 & is 1 of 7 with 10+ tackles in each of 1st 2 weeks. Aims for his 6th in row in reg. season with 10+ tackles. Had 6 tackles & PD vs. KC in SB LVII (w/ Phi.). • DL YANNICK NGAKOUE had sack in his last game vs. KC (9/25/22 w/ Ind.). Aims for his 3rd in row overall vs. KC & 3rd in row at KC with sack. Has TFL in 4 of his past 5 vs. KC. • DL RASHEEM GREEN had blocked FG last week, 1st Chi. blocked field goal since 10/9/22. • DB JAQUAN BRISKER had 5 tackles & PD in Week 2. Aims for his 4th in row with PD & 9th in row with 5+ tackles. • DB JAYLON JOHNSON had 3rd-career FF in Week 2. • DB TYRIQUE STEVENSON (rookie) aims for his 3rd in row with 5+ tackles.
CHIEFS NOTES: QB PATRICK MAHOMES completed 29 of 41 atts. (70.7 pct.) for 305 yards & 2 TDs vs. INT with 98.1 rating last week, his 42ndcareer game with 300+ pass yards, surpassing HOFer Dan Marino (41 games) & Matt Ryan (41) for most ever by QB in 1st 9 seasons (Mahomes currently in 7th season). Passed for 251 yards with 3 TDs (2 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs for 112.1 rating in last meeting. Aims for his 6th in row at home with 2+ TD passes, incl. playoffs. • RB ISIAH PACHECO led team with 70 rush yards in Week 2. Aims for his 7th in row with 50+ scrimmage yards, incl. playoffs. • RB JERICK MCKINNON has 386 scrimmage yards (96.5 per game) & 4 TDs (2 rush, 2 rec.) in his past 4 vs. Chi. • TE TRAVIS KELCE had 70th-career TD catch in season debut last week, his 4th-straight game with rec. TD, incl. playoffs. Had 8 catches for 74 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 818 career receptions & surpassed HOFer Shannon Sharpe (815) for 4th-most ever by TE. • WR SKYY MOORE led team with career-high 70 rec. yards & had 1st-career reg. season TD catch in Week 2. • WR KADARIUS TONEY had team-high 5 catches last week. • WR JUSTIN WATSON aims for his 4th in row with 45+ rec. yards. • DT CHRIS JONES had 1.5 sacks & PD in season debut last week. Has 6 sacks in his past 4 in reg. season, with sack in each game. Had sack in last meeting. Had 8 sacks in 8 home games last season. • DE GEORGE KARLAFTIS had career-best 1.5 sacks last week. Has 0.5+ sacks in 4 of his past 5. • LB NICK BOLTON led team with 8 tackles in Week 2 & aims for his 12th in row with 7+ tackles. Has 10+ tackles in 3 of his past 4 vs. NFC. • CB L’JARIUS SNEED had 7 tackles, 2 PD, TFL & FR last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles & TFL. • S JUSTIN REID aims for 4th in row with 6+ tackles.
PITTSBURGH STEELERS (1-1) AT LAS VEGAS RAIDERS (1-1)
DATE: Sunday, September 24, 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) PIT: 81 or 226 LV: 85 or 225 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: LV leads series, 14-11 (won 2 of past 3)
POSTSEASON: Series tied, 3-3
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 12/24/22: LV 10 at PIT 13
POSTSEASON: 1/1/84 AFC-DIV: PIT 10 at LAA 38
STEELERS NOTES: QB KENNY PICKETT passed for 222 yards with TD vs. INT last week. Completed 26 of 39 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 244 yards with TD vs. INT in last meeting. Aims for his 4th in row on road with 0 INTs. Is 4-0 in his past 4 starts in primetime. • RB NAJEE HARRIS rushed for 43 yards last week. Had 95 scrimmage yards (53 rush, 42 rec.) in last meeting. Aims for 3rd in row vs. LV with 80+ scrimmage yards & 5+ catches. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TD. Has 389 scrimmage yards (97.3 per game) with 3 TDs (2 rec., 1 rush) in 4 career games on SNF. • RB JAYLEN WARREN had 86 scrimmage yards (career-high 66 rec., 20 rush) in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with 4+ catches. • WR GEORGE PICKENS had 4 catches for career-high 127 yards & 1st TD of season. Has 70+ rec. yards & TD catch in 2 of his past 3. Had 5 catches for 57 yards & TD in last meeting. Has 55+ rec. yards in 4 of his past 5 in primetime. • WR ALLEN ROBINSON has 6+ catches in 3 of his past 4 on SNF. • TE PAT FREIERMUTH had 7 catches for 66 yards in last meeting. • LB T.J. WATT had 2 TFL, sack, PD & go-ahead 16-yard FRTD in 4th qtr. last week, 1st-career TD. Is 2nd player since 2000 (Bertrand Berry in 2009) with sack & FR in each of team’s 1st 2 games of season. Tied for NFL lead with 4 sacks in 2023. Aims for his 5th in row with 0.5+ sacks. Had TFL & PD in last meeting. • LB ALEX HIGHSMITH had 7 tackles, sack, FF & 1st-career INTTD last week. Aims for 4th in row with 7+ tackles & TFL. Had sack in last meeting. Has sack in 3 of his past 4 in primetime. • LB COLE HOLCOMB had 8 tackles, TFL & FF last week. Is only player in NFL with FF in each of 1st 2 weeks of season. • DT LARRY OGUNJOBI had sack & FR in Week 2. Had TFL in last meeting. Aims for his 5th in row vs. AFC West with TFL.
RAIDERS NOTES: QB JIMMY GAROPPOLO completed 16 of 24 atts. (66.7 pct.) for 185 yards last week. Had 277 pass yards in only career start vs. Pit. (9/22/19 w/ SF). Has 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. 4 INTs with 100.8 rating in 8 career starts on SNF. Is 3-0 with 6 TDs (5 pass, 1 rush) vs. 0 INTs & 111.6 rating in his past 3 starts in primetime. • RB JOSH JACOBS had 5 catches for 51 yards in Week 2. Had 50 scrimmage yards (44 rush, 6 rec.) in last meeting. Has 95+ scrimmage yards in 6 of his past 7 at home. Has 1,200 scrimmage yards (92.3 per game) & 10 rush TDs in 13 career games in primetime, with 100+ scrimmage yards & rush TD in 3 of his past 4. • WR DAVANTE ADAMS had 6 catches for 84 yards & TD last week, his 88th-career rec. TD, surpassing Larry Fitzgerald (87) for 5th-most ever by player in 1st 10 seasons. Aims for his 5th in row with 5+ catches & 65+ rec. yards. Has rec. TD in each of his past 12 games on SNF, with 115+ rec. yards in each of his past 4. Has 29 rec. TDs in 41 career primetime games & can become 7th player ever with 30 career primetime rec. TDs. • WR JAKOBI MEYERS had 9 catches for 95 yards in his last game vs. Pit. (9/18/22 w/ NE). • WR HUNTER RENFROW had TD catch in last meeting. Has rec. TD in 4 of his past 5 in primetime. • DE MAXX CROSBY had 7 tackles last week & aims for his 4th in row with 5+ tackles. Has sack in 2 of past 3. Has 5 sacks in his past 4 in primetime. • LB DIVINE DEABLO had 10 tackles & 1st-career sack last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 9+ tackles & TFL. • LB ROBERT SPILLANE led team with career-high 14 tackles & had sack in Week 2. Aims for 3rd in row with TFL. • CB MARCUS PETERS aims for his 4th in row vs. Pit. with PD.
PHILADELPHIA EAGLES (2-0) AT TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS (2-0)
DATE: Monday, September 25, 2023 GAME TIME: 7:15 PM ET
ABC: Joe Buck, Troy Aikman, Lisa Salters
Westwood One: Mike Mayock
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) PHI: 81 or 226 TB: 83 or 225 National: 104 or 227
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: Series tied, 8-8 (TB has won past 3)
POSTSEASON: TB leads series, 3-2
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 10/14/21: TB 28 at PHI 22
POSTSEASON: 1/16/22 NFC-WC: PHI 15 at TB 31
EAGLES NOTES: • PHILADELPHIA is 2-0 for 2nd-consecutive season. • QB JALEN HURTS had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 pass) in Week 2. Has 9 games with 2+ rush TDs, trailing only Cam Newton (10) for most such games by QB all-time. Has 28 rush TDs in 47 games, tied with Newton (28) for most rush TDs by QB in 1st 50 career games. Had 3 TDs (2 rush, 1 pass) in last reg. season meeting. Has 325+ pass yards in 2 of his past 3 Monday games. Aims for his 3rd in row on MNF with both pass & rush TD. • RB D’ANDRE SWIFT rushed for career-high 175 yards & had 19th-career rush TD in Week 2, most rush yards by PHI RB since LeSean McCoy (217 rush yards on 12/8/13). • WR DEVONTA SMITH had 4 catches for 131 yards & rec. TD in Week 2, his 8th-career game with 100+ rec. yards. Aims for his 3rd in row with TD catch. • WR A.J. BROWN had TD catch in his only career game vs. TB (10/27/19 w/ Ten.). Has 5+ catches in 3 of his 4 career MNF games. Has 50+ rec. yards in 8 of his 9 road games with Phi. • TE DALLAS GOEDERT led team with 6 catches last week. Had 6 catches for 92 yards in 2021 NFC-WC at TB (1/16/22). • DE JOSH SWEAT had 30th-career sack & 6th-career FF last week. Has 9 sacks in his past 8 games. Aims for his 4th in row in primetime with sack. • DT FLETCHER COX had 14th-career FR last week. • DT JORDAN DAVIS had 1st-career full sack in Week 2 & aims for his 3rd in row with 0.5+ sacks & TFL. • DT JALEN CARTER (rookie) aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. • LB HAASON REDDICK has TFL in 6 of his past 7 road games. • CB DARIUS SLAY aims for his 4th in row with PD. Has 12 PD & 3 INTs in his past 7 primetime games.
BUCS NOTES: QB BAKER MAYFIELD completed 26 of 34 atts. (76.5 pct.) for 317 yards & TD pass vs. 0 INTs for 114.5 rating in Week 2, his 11th-career game with 300+ pass yards. Passed for 204 yards with 86.2 rating in his only career start vs. Phi. (11/22/20 w/ Cle.). • RB RACHAAD WHITE had 5 catches with 103 scrimmage yards (73 rush, 30 rec.) & 2nd-career rush TD in Week 2, his 3rd-career game with 100+ scrimmage yards. Had 6 catches, 69 scrimmage yards (41 rec., 28 rush) & TD catch in his only career Monday game (12/5/22 vs. NO). • WR MIKE EVANS had 6 catches for 171 yards & rec. TD in Week 2, his 8th-career game with 170+ rec. yards, 2nd-most among active players. Is only player with 6+ catches & TD catch in each of 1st 2 weeks. Had 10 catches for 83 yards & rec. TD in last home meeting. Has 5 catches & rec. TD in 6 of his 7 career Monday games. • WR CHRIS GODWIN had 5 catches for 58 yards last week, his 16th-straight game with 5+ receptions, longest active streak in NFL. Has rec. TD in 3 of his past 4 on Monday. Aims for his 5th in row on Monday with 5+ catches & 50+ rec. yards. Had 5 catches for 56 yards & rec. TD in last home meeting. • TE CADE OTTON tied his career high with 6 catches last week. • LB LAVONTE DAVID has 55 tackles (7.9 per game) & 10 TFL in 7 career Monday games. Had FR in last home meeting. • LB DEVIN WHITE aims for his 5th in row on MNF with 5+ tackles. • LB SHAQUIL BARRETT had 1st sack of season & 1st-career INT-TD in Week 2. Had sack & 2 TFL in last meeting. • LB JOE TRYON-SHOYINKA had 2nd-career 2-sack game last week. • DL VITA VEA had 1.5 sacks in Week 2. Aims for his 3rd in row with TFL. Had half sack in last meeting.
LOS ANGELES RAMS (1-1) AT CINCINNATI BENGALS (0-2)
DATE: Monday, September 25, 2023 GAME TIME: 8:15 PM ET
ESPN: Chris Fowler, Louis Riddick, Dan Orlovsky, Laura Rutledge
Westwood One: Kevin Harlan, Kurt Warner
SiriusXM (also available on the SXM App) LAR: 85 or 229 CIN: 158 or 228 National: 88
ALL-TIME SERIES HISTORY
REG. SEASON: CIN leads series, 8-6 (won 3 of past 4)
POSTSEASON: LAR leads series, 1-0
THE LAST TIME …
REG. SEASON: 10/27/19: CIN 10 at LAR 24
POSTSEASON: 2/13/22 SB LVI: LAR 23 at CIN 20
RAMS NOTES: QB MATTHEW STAFFORD passed for 307 yards in Week 2 & is 1 of 2 (Kirk Cousins) with 300+ pass yards in each of 1st 2 weeks. Has 59 career 300-yard games, 2nd-most among active QBs. Has 52,723 career pass yards in 193 games & surpassed HOFer Peyton Manning (52,606) for 3rd-most pass yards by QB in 1st 200 career games in NFL history. Passed for 283 yards & 3 TDs in SB LVI vs. Cin. • RB KYREN WILLIAMS set career highs in catches (6) & scrimmage yards (100) & had 1st-career game with rush TD & rec. TD last week. Is only player with 2 TDs in each of 1st 2 weeks & can become 5th player since 2000 with 2+ TDs in each of his team’s 1st 3 games of season. • WR PUKA NACUA (rookie) had15 receptions for 147 yards in Week 2, most receptions by rookie in single game in NFL history. Is 1st player all-time with 10+ catches & 100+ rec. yards in each of his 1st 2 games. Leads NFL with 25 catches, most catches by player in 1st 2 career games. Is 3rd player ever (Michael Thomas & Andre Rison) with 25+ catches in his team’s 1st 2 games of season. • WR TUTU ATWELL had career-high 7 receptions for 77 yards last week. Aims for his 3rd in row with 6+ catches & 75+ rec. yards. • DT AARON DONALD had 2 sacks in SB LVI vs. Cin. Had sack & 3 TFL in last reg. season meeting. Has 14 TFL in his past 9 on road. • LB ERNEST JONES led team with 10 tackles in Week 2, his 5thcareer game with 10+ tackles. Had 7 tackles, 2 TFL, sack & PD in SB LVI vs. Cin. Aims for his 3rd in row on road with TFL & 3rd in row overall with 9+ tackles. • LB BYRON YOUNG (rookie) aims for his 3rd in row with 0.5+ sacks. • LB MICHAEL HOECHT aims for his 3rd in row on road with 0.5+ sacks. • DB JORDAN FULLER had 1st-career FF last week.
BENGALS NOTES: QB JOE BURROW passed for 222 yards & 2 TDs last week. Had 263 pass yards & TD pass vs. 0 INTs with 100.9 rating in SB LVI vs. LAR, only career start vs. Rams. Has 1,400 pass yards (280 per game) with 11 TDs (10 pass, 1 rush) vs. 2 INTs for 101.3 rating in 5 career starts in primetime. • RB JOE MIXON led team with 95 scrimmage yards (59 rush, 36 rec.) last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 70+ scrimmage yards. Has 150 scrimmage yards (75 per game) & rec. TD in 2 career games vs. LAR (incl. SB LVI). • WR JA’MARR CHASE has 5+ catches in 10 straight games, tied 2nd-longest active streak in NFL. Had 5 catches for 89 yards in SB LVI vs. LAR. Has 80+ rec. yards in 8 of his past 9 at home. Has 50+ rec. yards in each of 3 career games in primetime. • WR TEE HIGGINS led team with 8 catches for 89 yards & 2 TDs last week, 3rd-career game with 2 rec. TDs. Had 4 catches for 100 yards & 2 TDs in SB LVI vs. LAR. Has TD catch in 2 of his past 3 in primetime, incl. in his last game on MNF (10/31/22 at Cle.). • WR TYLER BOYD had 6 catches for 52 yards in Week 2. Has 5+ catches in each of 2 career games vs. LAR, incl. SB LVI. • DE TREY HENDRICKSON aims for his 3rd in row vs. LAR with sack, incl. postseason. Has 5.5 sacks in 5 career games on MNF, with 0.5+ sacks in each game. • LB LOGAN WILSON aims for his 7th in row with 8+ tackles & 3rd in row with TFL. Had 9 tackles, 3 TFL & PD in SB LVI vs. LAR. • LB GERMAINE PRATT aims for 3rd in row with 9+ tackles. • CB CHIBODE AWUZIE had PD in Week 2. Has PD in each of 4 career games vs. LAR, incl. INT in SB LVI. • S DAX HILL led team with career-high 11 tackles & had PD last week. Aims for 3rd in row with 6+ tackles & PD.
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MLB ROUNDUP: PIRATES ESCAPE 9-RUN HOLE, STUN REDS
Alfonso Rivas went 3-for-5 and drove in five runs as the Pittsburgh Pirates rallied from a nine-run deficit to beat host Cincinnati 13-12 on Saturday and deal the Reds’ postseason hopes a crippling blow.
Rivas got the Pirates on the board with an RBI single in the fourth inning. After the Pirates scored five runs in the sixth to trim their deficit to 9-6, Rivas’ bases-clearing double tied the score at 9-9 in the seventh. He then singled home another run in Pittsburgh’s four-run eighth inning.
The Pirates also got a three-run home run from Bryan Reynolds — his 23rd homer of the season — and three RBIs from Ji Hwan Bae with a run-scoring single in the sixth and a two-run double in the eighth.
Christian Encarnacion-Strand contributed to the Reds’ 9-0 start with a two-run homer in the first off Pirates starter Bailey Falter — Encarnacion-Strand’s 10th homer of the season — and an RBI single in the second. Encarnacion-Strand finished the night 3-for-5 with four RBIs. The Reds dropped 2 1/2 games behind the Chicago Cubs in the chase for the final wild-card spot in the National League.
Rangers 2, Mariners 0
Jordan Montgomery struck out six in seven scoreless innings to lead Texas Rangers past Seattle in Arlington, Texas, for its fourth straight win.
Montgomery walked two and scattered five hits, and the Rangers increased their lead atop the American League West to 1 1/2 games over the Houston Astros (85-70) and two games over Seattle (84-70). Texas will go for a three-game sweep of the series on Sunday.
Dylan Moore and Julio Rodriguez had one double apiece, which marked the only extra-base hits for Seattle. Montgomery (10-11), whom the Rangers acquired from St. Louis at the trade deadline, earned his second victory in his past three starts. The southpaw has allowed one earned run in his past 21 innings.
Rays 7, Blue Jays 6
Josh Lowe sliced a walk-off single with two outs in the ninth inning as Tampa Bay scored twice to rally past visiting Toronto in St. Petersburg, Fla.
Winner Chris Devenski (5-4) tossed a scoreless 1 1/3 innings. Rays top prospect Junior Caminero, 20, made his major league debut and went 1-for-4 with a walk and a run while batting fifth as the designated hitter.
Bo Bichette, Vladimir Guerrero Jr. and Cavan Biggio had two hits apiece for the Blue Jays.
White Sox 1, Red Sox 0
Luis Robert Jr. homered with two outs in the top of the ninth inning to propel visiting Chicago to a shutout victory over Boston in wet conditions.
The home run, which landed just inside the foul pole in right field, came against reliever Josh Winckowski (4-3). According to Statcast, the ball traveled 311 feet. It was Robert’s 38th home run of the season. The loss ended Chicago’s three-game losing streak. Chicago received a strong start from Dylan Cease, who struck out 11 in seven scoreless innings. He allowed six hits, and didn’t issue any walks.
Boston’s Nick Pivetta also tossed seven scoreless innings. Pivetta limited the White Sox to three hits — all singles — walked one and struck out seven.
Angels 1, Twins 0
Jo Adell homered and five Los Angeles pitchers combined for a five-hitter to lead the Angels over Minnesota in Minneapolis.
Brandon Drury went 2-for-4 with a double for Los Angeles, which won for just the second time in 10 games while evening the three-game series at a game apiece.
Kyle Farmer and Christian Vazquez each had two hits for Minnesota, which clinched the American League Central Division title with an 8-6 victory in Friday night’s series opener.
Athletics 4, Tigers 1
Trevor May pitched out of bases-loaded jams in the eighth and ninth innings, preserving Joe Boyle’s first major league win, as Oakland defeated visiting Detroit.
Esteury Ruiz’s two-run home run in the third was Oakland’s only scoring until the eighth in its second straight win over the Tigers. Boyle, who threw three shutout innings in his A’s debut last Sunday, was equally effective in six innings this time, allowing only an unearned run on a fielding error by third baseman Jordan Diaz in the third.
Joey Wentz (3-12) came on in relief of Tigers opener Miguel Diaz and threw 5 2/3 innings. He was charged with two runs on three hits. He struck out five and did not walk anyone.
Marlins 5, Brewers 4
Jake Burger slammed a three-run homer and Miami held on against visiting Milwaukee in the second game of their three-game series.
Josh Bell and Bryan De La Cruz each had two hits and a run scored for Miami, which remains a game behind the Chicago Cubs for the final wild card from the NL.
Carlos Santana hit a game-tying three-run homer in the sixth for the Brewers, who had won four in a row, including a 16-1 win in the series opener on Friday.
Cubs 6, Rockies 3
Nico Hoerner had two hits, two walks and two RBIs to help Chicago defeat visiting Colorado in the second game of their three-game series.
Christopher Morel homered and Miles Mastrobuoni had two hits and scored two runs for the Cubs, who maintained their one-game lead over the Miami Marlins for the final wild-card spot in the National League.
Cubs right-hander Marcus Stroman returned to the starting rotation for the first time since July 31 and allowed three runs and five hits in three innings. He struck out two and walked one. Stroman was relieved by Javier Assad (5-3), who threw four scoreless innings, allowing two hits with six strikeouts and no walks.
Phillies 7, Mets 5
Bryce Harper homered and finished with three RBIs for host Philadelphia, which inched closer to clinching a National League wild-card spot by beating New York.
Alec Bohm hit the go-ahead solo homer in the third for the Phillies, who have won four straight. Zack Wheeler (13-6) worked in and out of trouble but earned the win after allowing five runs, three earned, in seven innings.
Jose Quintana (3-6) gave up six runs, five earned, in five innings as the Mets took their third loss in a row.
Royals 3, Astros 2
Taylor Clarke muted a late rally attempt and Kansas City turned small-ball offense into a victory over host Houston to win the first two of a three-game road series.
The Royals (53-102) earned their fourth win in five games over the slumping Astros (85-70), whose postseason hopes took a blow with their eighth loss in 11 games. Houston fell 1 1/2 games behind the Texas Rangers, who beat the Seattle Mariners 2-0, in the American League West.
Houston is in possession of the AL’s third wild-card spot by a half-game over Seattle.
Cardinals 5, Padres 2 (11 innings)
Richie Palacios hit a tiebreaking sacrifice fly in the 11th inning and visiting St. Louis went on to end San Diego’s eight-game winning streak. The Padres fell to 0-12 this season in extra-inning games.
After Palacios’ fly to right, Luken Baker then singled home a run, and Andrew Knizner later hit another sacrifice fly.
The Padres tied the game in the bottom of the ninth after Cardinals closer Ryan Helsley walked the bases loaded with no outs. Pinch runner Eguy Rosario scored the tying run on Xander Bogaerts’ grounder to third. Helsley then struck out Fernando Tatis Jr. and Juan Soto to force the game into the 10th.
Orioles 2, Guardians 1
John Means took a no-hitter into the seventh inning, Anthony Santander had three hits and two RBIs, and visiting Baltimore beat Cleveland.
Andres Gimenez belted a solo homer with two outs in the seventh inning for Cleveland’s only hit. The 406-foot blast came against Means (1-1), who was making his third start of the season after returning from Tommy John surgery.
Means, who tossed a no-hitter on May 5, 2021, against the Seattle Mariners, walked one and struck out four while throwing 96 pitches. It was his first win since Sept. 20, 2021.
Dodgers 7, Giants 0
Clayton Kershaw pitched five scoreless innings in what could have been the final regular-season home start of his career as Los Angeles blanked San Francisco and clinched a bye into the division series.
Kershaw, who said he has not decided whether he will return for a 17th major league season, gave up two hits with two walks and five strikeouts. He has one more regular-season start remaining, next weekend at San Francisco, before the playoffs begin.
Mookie Betts drove in two runs for a major league record 105 RBIs from the leadoff spot. J.D. Martinez hit a home run and drove in three runs for Los Angeles. The Giants were held to two hits while striking out 11 times as they fell four games out of the final wild-card spot in the NL with seven games remaining.
SEBASTIAN MUNOZ PULLS AWAY FOR 3-SHOT LEAD IN LIV GOLF-CHICAGO
SUGAR GROVE, Ill. (AP) Sebastian Munoz quickly pulled away from a crowd at the top on Saturday, playing his opening five holes in 5-under par on his way to a second-round 8-under 63 and a three-shot lead in LIV Golf-Chicago.
Munoz was part of a five-way tie for the lead after the first of three rounds. He started with three straight birdies at Rich Harvest Farms, then he holed out from 123 yards on the par-4 fifth hole for an eagle.
Munoz was at 13-under 129, three clear of Anirban Lahiri, who had a bogey-free 66.
Abraham Ancer birdied six holes in a seven-hole stretch late in his round for a 66, leaving him tied for third with Dustin Johnson (66) and Thomas Pieters (67). They were five shots behind.
Points leader Cameron Smith shot 71 and was 11 shots behind.
Brooks Koepka is the only player in LIV’s 48-man league who will be playing in the Ryder Cup next week. The PGA champion had a 69 and was eight shots back. Sergio Garcia, part of that five-way tie for the 18-hole lead, had a 73 to fall out of contention.
TOP INDIANA RELEASES/NEWS
COLTS SIGN RB TREY SERMON TO 53-MAN ROSTER FROM PRACTICE SQUAD, WAIVE RB DEON JACKSON; ELEVATE G IKE BOETTGER, WR JUWANN WINFREE TO ACTIVE ROSTER FROM PRACTICE SQUAD FOR WEEK 3 GAME VS. BALTIMORE RAVENS
Indianapolis – The Indianapolis Colts today signed running back Trey Sermon to the 53-man roster from the practice squad and waived running back Deon Jackson. The team also elevated guard Ike Boettger and wide receiver Juwann Winfree to the active roster from the practice squad for Sunday’s game against Baltimore.
Sermon, 6-0, 215 pounds, was signed to the team’s practice squad on September 19, 2023. He has played in 11 career games (two starts) in his time with the Philadelphia Eagles (2022) and San Francisco 49ers (2021). Sermon has compiled 43 carries for 186 yards (4.3 avg.) and one touchdown. He has also caught three passes for 26 yards (8.7 avg.) and has recorded two special teams tackles. Sermon has appeared in one postseason contest and has tallied one special teams tackle. He was originally selected by the 49ers in the third round (88th overall) of the 2021 NFL Draft out of Ohio State. In 2022, Sermon saw action in two games with the Eagles and registered two carries for 19 yards (9.5 avg.).
Jackson, 5-11, 216 pounds, was originally signed by the team as an undrafted free agent on May 6, 2021. He played in 27 career games (three starts) with the Colts and totaled 94 carries for 281 yards (3.0 avg.) and two touchdowns. Jackson also compiled 35 receptions for 223 yards (6.4 avg.) and one touchdown.
Boettger, 6-6, 313 pounds, was signed to the team’s practice squad on September 12, 2023. He participated in the Buffalo Bills’ 2023 offseason program and training camp. Boettger has appeared in 34 career games (17 starts) in his time with the Colts (2023), Bills (2018-23) and Kansas City Chiefs (2018). He has also started three postseason contests. Boettger was originally signed by the Bills as an undrafted free agent on May 11, 2018, out of Iowa. In 2022, he spent most of the season on the team’s Physically Unable to Perform list and saw action in one game. His last name is pronounced BUTT-gur.
Winfree, 6-1, 210 pounds, has spent time on the team’s active roster and practice squad this season. He played in Week 1 vs. Jacksonville and Week 2 at Houston after being elevated to the active roster from the practice squad. Winfree was signed to the Indianapolis practice squad on August 30, 2023. He has played in 17 career games in his time with the Colts (2023), Green Bay Packers (2020-22) and Denver Broncos (2019) and has compiled nine receptions for 75 yards. Winfree has also appeared in one postseason contest.
RED WINGS OUTLAST INDIANS IN EXTRAS
INDIANAPOLIS – Despite forcing extra innings with a little league home run by Vinny Capra after grounding into a force out in the bottom of the ninth on a play riddled with errors, the Rochester Red Wings outlasted the Indianapolis Indians in 11 innings on Saturday night at Victory Field, 7-4.
After Derek Hill tripled to score the automatic runner at second, designated hitter Matt Adams blasted a two-run home run off John O’Reilly (L, 3-8) to effectively seal the victory for Rochester in 11 innings. The 11-inning affair was the longest game since a 10-6 loss in 12 innings vs. St. Paul on April 11.
Rochester (66-79, 32-40) opened the scoring with a three-run frame in the second inning. The three-run lead came on a three-run home run by catcher Brady Lindsly.
The Indians (69-78, 36-37) stormed back with a three-run frame of their own in the fourth inning. Nick Gonzales roped a line-drive single before Canaan Smith-Njigba smacked an RBI double to score him. Three consecutive walks led to a bases-loaded walk, a balk by Odalvi Javier scored the tying run.
With no outs and the bases loaded in the fifth inning, Hill grounded into a 6-4-3 double play to retake the lead. The Indians evened the score when Capra came around to score a little league home run after errors by Jeter Downs and Lindsly. Orlando Ribalta (W, 1-0) earned the win in his Triple-A debut with 2.0 scoreless innings, tossing a 1-2-3 11th inning.
The Indians cap the 2023 season with the series finale of their six-game set with the Red Wings on Sunday afternoon at Victory Field at 1:35 PM ET. In a rematch of Tuesday night, RHP Max Kranick (0-1, 2.84) will take the hill for Indianapolis against Rochester’s LHP Mitchell Parker (0-1, 17.05).
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BOYS IN BLUE RETURN HOME FOR BC39 NIGHT AT CARROLL STADIUM
Indy Eleven vs Rio Grande Valley FC
Sunday, September 24, 2023 – 5:00 p.m. ET
Carroll Stadium – Indianapolis
BC39 Night – Bid now on pregame warm-ups to support the Bryan Clauson Legacy Fund
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In-game updates: @IndyElevenLive Twitter feed
Stats: #INDvRGV MatchCenter at USLChampionship.com
2023 USL Championship Records
Indy Eleven: 11W-10L-9D (5), 42 pts; 6th in Eastern Conference
Rio Grande Valley FC: 8W-10L-11D (-6), 35pts; 11th in Western Conference
Community Health Network Sports Medicine Indy Eleven Injury Report
OUT: Y. Oettl (ankle), C. Chapman-Page (quad), A. Quinn (knee)
SETTING THE SCENE
The Boys in Blue return home to Carroll Stadium to host Rio Grande Valley FC Sunday afternoon in the first, and only, match-up of the season for the two clubs.
The Eleven are coming off a 1-1 draw at Phoenix Rising and are 2-1-2 in their last five games. With an 11-10-9 record, Indy is sixth in the USLC Eastern Conference. Rio Grande Valley is 2-2-1 in its last five matches and is coming off a 1-0 win over Birmingham Legion FC. RGV is 11th in the Western Conference at 8-10-11.
SERIES VS. RIO GRANDE VALLEY
Sunday marks the second all-time meeting between the two teams with Indy holding the 1-0-0 advantage. This weekend’s match-up is the lone match of the season between the two teams.
IND leads: 1-0-0 | GF 2, GA 1
4.9.22 | at RGV | W, 2-1
LAST TIME OUT
PHX 1:1 IND
SEPTEMBER 20, 2023
A late equalizer from Adrian Diz Pe led Indy Eleven to a 1-1 draw with USL Championship Western Conference opponent Phoenix Rising FC on the road.
The first half saw Indy with the advantage in possession at 53% and a handful of quality chances coming from Solomon Asante, Sebastian Guenzatti and Younes Boudadi. Overall, the Boys in Blue outshot Phoenix 7-4 with two on frame throughout the opening 45. However, the second half saw Phoenix break into the scoring column first with an 80th-minute strike from Carlos Harvey off an assist from Danny Trejo.
A dramatic equalizer came for the visitors in stoppage time as a Cam Lindley corner found a fellow Boy in Blue in the second consecutive match for the score. The goal was Diz Pe’s second of the season and Lindley’s third assist.
Stefano Pinho had three shots for Indy, while Asante and Boudadi accounted for the two additional shots on target. Defensively, Diz Pe led the Eleven in tackles won (3) and clearances (5). Tim Trilk added a pair of saves.
USL Championship Regular Season
Phoenix Rising FC 1:1 Indy Eleven
Wednesday, September 20, 2023 – 10:30 p.m. ET
Phoenix Rising Stadium – Phoenix, Arizona
PHX – Carlos Harvey (Danny Trejo) 80’
IND – Adrian Diz Pe (Cam Lindley) 90+5’
PHX – Henry Uzochukwu (caution) 16’
IND – Stefano Pinho (caution) 31’
PHX – Manuel Arteaga (caution) 40’
PHX – Alejandro Fuenmayor (caution) 62’
IND – Jack Blake (caution) 75’
PHX – Jose Hernandez (caution) 90+2’
INDIANA OUTLASTS AKRON IN FOUR OVERTIMES
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. – A half moon loomed over Memorial Stadium Saturday night. A game that stretched into four overtimes and approached a midnight conclusion ended in a cannon’s thunder, a fireworks display, and a Hoosier victory without celebration.
Indiana (2-2) edged Akron 29-27 and head coach Tom Allen found little pleasure.
“It’s very frustrating. It’s not good enough.”
The defense intercepted three passes and turned one by safety Louis Moore into a touchdown. It also gave up a fourth-quarter 71-yard touchdown run that Allen called, “inexcusable,” and allowed two Zips to rush for more than 100 yards.
The offense struggled with dropped passes, poor throws, and bad blocking. It was 3-for-14 on third downs and 0-for-2 on fourth downs.
“The offense was out of sync and performed poorly,” Allen said. “It was not good enough. Not even close. It was below the standard.
“There’s not a lot to be fired up about that side of ball.”
Added receiver Cam Camper: “It wasn’t what we wanted, but we came out with a win, so you can’t be mad about that. We have to figure out what we need to do better and move on to the next game.”
“As ugly as it was,” Allen said, “our players battled and fought and clawed. We found a way.”
Or, as Moore put it, “We made it out alive.”
Victory came only after Akron (1-3) missed a game-winning 32-yard field goal at the end of regulation.
“We can’t play like that,” Moore said. “Everybody knows it. We learned our lesson.”
Allen saw trouble during Thursday’s practice and called out the team.
“I had to remind them in an emotional way about who this team is,” he said. “I did not like how we practiced. There was a lack of understanding about who we were playing and how hard they play. It was mind blowing to think that. I did not effectively get their attention.”
The result — look for personnel changes when IU plays at Maryland (4-0) next Saturday.
“It’s a matter of addressing it and making whatever changes are necessary to get us playing right out of the gate at a high level,” Allen said.
Change will start in practice, Moore said.
“If there’s a problem, call your teammates out. Don’t take it personal. I’d rather it happen in practice than on game day. Open your mouth. Say something.”
Moore intercepted two passes, but it was his second that was the biggest. IU trailed 10-7 in the third quarter when Moore picked off a deflected pass and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown and a four-point Hoosier lead.
“The ball tipped off the receiver’s hands,” Moore said. “I got it and took it to the house. After that I was like, we (the defense) have to win the game. It’s on us.”
Safety Phillip Dunnam added an interception.
An injury sidelined IU running back Josh Henderson. Christian Turner capitalized with 67 rushing yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Tayven Jackson completed 11-for-26 for 190 yards, one touchdown, and one interception.
“Our young quarterback had a tough night,” Allen said. “It wasn’t his best. We have to do some things to help him. We didn’t do a good job of protecting him.
“We had open receivers we didn’t hit. We had three critical drops. It was a lack of focus. We were not able to execute.”
Akron quarterback DJ Irons rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns. He also threw for 194 yards. Running back Lorenzo Linguard rushed for 113 yards.
“They were shifty guys taking advantage of our defense,” said linebacker Aaron Casey, who had a team-leading 13 tackles. “We’ll get that cleaned up.”
A scoreless first quarter ended with Akron having the edge in total yards (106 to 83) and first downs (6 to 4).
IU found its offensive rhythm early in the second quarter. A 12-yard Turner run was followed by Jackson passes of 40 and 20 yards to Camper and tight end Trey Walker. Turner ended the drive with a 6-yard touchdown run and a 7-0 IU lead five minutes into the quarter.
Moore’s interception and 27-yard return gave IU the ball at the Akron 4-yard line. The Hoosiers tried two Turner and two Donavan McCulley runs to get in the end zone and came up short.
On the next play, Akron receiver Alex Adams dropped what likely would have been a 99-yard TD pass. The Zips eventually punted.
Jackson’s interception led to an Akron field goal and a 7-3 halftime score.
Akron opened the second half with a touchdown for a 10-7 lead. The Zips successful executed an on-side kick to get the ball right back, but the Hoosiers defense got the stop.
Moore’s second interception produced a touchdown and a 14-10 IU lead. It came off of quarterback Jeff Undercuffler, who entered the game after Irons was banged up on the previous series.
IU added a fourth-quarter, 19-yard Chris Freeman field goal for a 17-10 lead. Akron tied it on Lingard’s 71-yard touchdown run, and had a chance to win it at the end of regulation, but Dante Jackson missed a 32-yard field goal attempt.
Akron took a 24-17 lead on Irons’ 10-yard TD run. The Hoosiers tied it on Jackson’s 12-yard touchdown pass to Camper.
In the second overtime period, both teams traded field goals.
In the third overtime, neither team scored.
In the fourth overtime, IU converted its 2-point attempt on a DeQuece Carter pass, then stopped Akron.
“The mood wasn’t the best in the locker room,” Casey said, “but a win is a win. We’re happy we pulled it out.
“We just have to do our jobs. If we do that, we can compete with anybody.”
Now comes a trip to Maryland, which is coming off a 31-9 win at Michigan State.
“We have to play our game and execute,” Moore said. “That’s all it is.”
MADISON, Wisc. – The Indiana Volleyball team (11-3, 1-0) takes an eight-game winning streak to the Wisconsin capital on Sunday afternoon to face the top-ranked Badgers at 2:00 PM EST in UW Field House.
The match will be streamed via the BTN+ app with Jon Green (PxP) and Haleigh Nelson (Color) on the call as IU plays its first road test of the Big Ten season.
This will be the 14th matchup in program history against the No. 1 team in the nation and the third-straight occurrence it’s come against Wisconsin. The two teams played back-to-back days in the COVID-19 shortened spring 2021 season.
IU beat Illinois 3-1 on Wednesday evening to kick off the conference season, winning a third-consecutive Big Ten home opener under head coach Steve Aird. Wisconsin opened their Big Ten slate on Friday night in Evanston against Northwestern.
Sunday’s match will be the first of two meetings between the squads with the reverse fixture set for Sunday, November 19th in Bloomington for IU’s senior day.
Sunday, September 24, 2023 | at No. 1 Wisconsin | 2:00 PM ET
Hoosier News and Notes
• The Hoosiers opened their 2023 campaign at the Indiana Invitational, sweeping New Hampshire, Southern Indiana and Radford in commanding victories.
• IU tested itself early in the season with a trip to the Long Beach Invitational. A tough weekend at The Beach, which featured three defeats and eight of nine set loss by four of fewer points, was a strong litmus test for the Hoosiers in the early going of the season.
• With a straight sweep of opponents at the Stacheville Challenge and four wins at the 305 Challenge, IU won seven-straight contests heading into Big Ten play.
• 12 players from last year’s roster return including All-Big Ten junior setter Camryn Haworth, junior outside hitter Mady Saris, sophomore outside hitter Candela Alonso-Corcelles and senior middle blocker Savannah Kjolhede.
• IU adds Cincinnati transfer Avry Tatum (OPP) as well as talented freshmen Ramsey Gary (L), Ava Vickers (MB) and Luca Fickell (S) to the roster.
• IU closed out non-conference play with four wins in Miami at the 305 Challenge including an impressive five-set thriller over Miami (FL) on its home court.
• Graduate student Kaley Rammelsberg as well as Haworth and Saris were All-Tournament selections at the Stacheville Challenge (Sept. 8-9) as IU handled opponents in three easy sweeps.
• Haworth followed that up by winning the program’s first Big Ten weekly honor of the season (Setter of the Week) after an impressive showing at the 305 Challenge (Sept. 15-16).
• A perfect weekend in Miami ensured the Hoosiers 10 wins in the non-conference for the first time since 2019 and be the fourth season since the turn of the century the program brought 10+ wins and at least one power five victory home out of the preseason.
• Steve Aird became the first coach in program history with multiple seasons of 10+ wins in non-conference with at least one true road win over Power Five team (2019 and 2023).
• IU’s nine victories by sweep in the non-conference were the most since winning nine during the 2010 preseason.
• To follow up a strong end to the preseason slate, IU beat Illinois 3-1 at Wilkinson Hall to kick off the Big Ten season. The Hoosiers blocked the Illini 18 times with a career-high 12 stuffs from Kjolhede.
• As a team, the Hoosiers are 1st in the Big Ten and 10th nationally with 2.28 aces per set. In total, IU has 107 aces on the season including 36 from Haworth (No. 1 in Big Ten and NCAA).
• The Hoosiers are 9th in the NCAA and 1st in the Big Ten in total team blocks, racking up 131.0 stuffs across the first 14 matches of the season.
• IU is holding opponents to just .140 hitting offensively which ranks second in the Big Ten this season, only behind national leader Nebraska (.101).
Building on Momentum
• The Hoosiers took a massive step forward in the 2022 season, playing to 16 total wins including nine in the conference. IU finished eighth in the conference last year after being picked 13th to begin the season.
• IU won nine conference games in 2022 compared to four in 2021 which marked a five-win increase, tied for the second-biggest jump in program history.
• An overall jump from 10 to 16 wins in 2022 was tied for the third-biggest improvement between seasons in program history.
• IU returns a strong core of athletes from its 2022 team including six of seven starters. Coming along with that includes a large majority of team statistics from last year that return for another go-around. The Hoosiers return 98.4% of kills and 96.8% of blocks from last year’s roster.
• Four different players on IU’s roster last year had 200+ kills and all four athletes return including Saris, Alonso-Corcelles, Kjolhede and junior outside hitter Morgan Geddes.
#10 Haworth, Camryn
• Haworth has built on an impressive 2022 season, continuing her fine form into 2023 as a junior and a team captain. She leads the conference in aces (36) and assists (459).
• She became the first IU athlete to earn First Team All-Big Ten honors since 2010 (Ashley Benson) and was named to the 2023 Preseason All-Big Ten team.
• The Fishers, Ind. native became the 11th player in program history to record 2,000 assists, crossing the mark in a 33-assist effort against Jacksonville on September 16th.
• She is tied for second all-time in aces during the rally era (127) and could challenge for the rally-era ace record (130) this season across IU’s 33 matches. She is one of just 19 IU players all-time to have ever recorded 100+ aces. Overall, she is tied for seventh all-time in program history with 127 aces.
• For her career, Haworth has 2,074 assists, 551 digs and 127 aces. She is just the fourth player in program history with 2,000+ assists, 500+ digs and 100+ aces in an IU uniform.
• She matched her career high with 51 assists in a win at Miami (FL), the third time in her career she’s recorded 50+ assists in a single match. She has had four or more aces on seven occasions in her time at IU including a five-ace performance over Stetson.
• The junior was named the conference’s setter of the week after her performance in Miami, becoming the first IU player to win a Big Ten weekly award in consecutive seasons since Ashley Benson (2009-10). She has four double-doubles on the season, her last coming against Illinois.
#4 Saris, Mady
• Mady Saris finished 6th in the Big Ten in kills (427) last year, 8th in kills per set (3.47) and 6th in points (489) as the Hoosiers’ top offensive weapon in 2022.
• Saris is in line to become the next member of the 1,000 kill club at IU. She has 836 kills through two seasons and would become the 20th athlete to eclipse the mark in an IU uniform.
• She reached double-digit kills in all three games at the Indiana Invitational including 14 in a victory over Southern Indiana. For her career, she’s reached 10+ kills on 48 occasions across three seasons.
• The junior has started and contested in all 78 matches of her collegiate career. She was named to the Stacheville Challenge All-Tournament team after recording 38 kills in three matches.
• A six-rotation outside hitter for the Hoosiers, Saris is IU’s first choice on offense and has been a consistent rock in the lineup since arriving in 2021. She has 130 kills on the season for the Hoosiers.
#18 Rammelsberg, Kaley
• The graduate student had the most productive weekend of any Hoosier this season, earning Tournament MVP honors at the Stacheville Challenge after putting away 25 kills and blocking 23 shots.
• For her career, between stops at IU and High Point, Rammelsberg has 849 kills, 346 blocks and 1075.5 points while hitting a collective .341with 1841 attempts.
• IU’s all-time hitting percentage list is based on athletes with over 1,000 career attempts in the Cream and Crimson. In three seasons, she has hit .317 which is second in program history.
• Her 23 blocks across the three-game Stacheville Challenge were the most in a three-match span by an IU athlete since the 2014 campaign.
• She followed up her impressive weekend with a 15-kill effort in the win over Miami (FL) just one from matching her career high set at Georgia Tech in 2021. Rammelsberg is top-10 in the Big Ten in hitting percentage (.377) and total blocks (51.0) this season.
#15 Kjolhede, Savannah
• The Colleyville, Texas native was one of the Big Ten’s best blockers last year and is 8th among active Big Ten players in blocks (294).
• She is 14th all-time in blocks at IU and is also the 14th athlete with 300+ blocks in an IU uniform. It would take 325 total stuffs to crack the top-10 in IU’s all-time ranks.
• The veteran middle has played in 94 games of her college career and has started 91 of those including all 18 during her freshman campaign which was shortened by COVID-19. The only games she missed was against Radford and Lindenwood in which she was a healthy, unused sub.
• She and Rammelsberg have combined to play 210 matches, put away 1,385 kills and reject 652 shots during their collegiate careers: making them one of the most veteran duos in college volleyball. Duke’s middle blocker duo (229 career matches) and Dayton’s (226) are the only ones confirmed to have played more.
• Against Illinois, she blocked a career-high 12 shots, becoming just the seventh player in program history with 12-or-more blocks in a single game. She passed 300 career blocks during the match and helped lead IU to 18 total team blocks in the dominant victory.
#32 Gary, Ramsey
• One of the top-rated prep liberos in the 2023 class, Gary has lived up to the billing early in her college career. She has 191 digs across 14 matches including three 15+ dig efforts over the weekend in Miami
• Her 191 digs are most among Big Ten freshmen and most among Power Five freshmen in the NCAA this year ahead of Illinois’s Lily Barry (156) in both categories.
• Gary’s 24 digs in the win over Illinois were not only a career high but the most in a single game by an IU freshman since Caitlin Cox in 2008.
BIG TEN PRESEASON POLL
Hoosiers among middle group of teams.
• IU was picked 8th in the Big Ten Preseason Volleyball poll, its highest mark since the conference begin ranking all 14 teams.
• Camryn Haworth made the Preseason All-Big Ten team, IU’s first such honor since the 2010 season (Ashley Benson).
Opponent Breakdown: Illinois
Series History: 24-58 (Wisconsin leads) | Last Meeting: 11/6/22 (L, 1-3)
• The top-ranked Badgers boast a talented and experienced lineup and are one of two remaining unbeaten teams in the Big Ten.
• Wisconsin runs a 6-2 lineup with Izzy Ashburn and MJ Hammill serving as the two setters.
• Julia Orzol has spent a majority of the time in the libero jersey this year. Sarah Franklin and Devyn Robinson pace a strong offensive attack.
• Anna Smrek and Carter Booth have been elite options for the Badgers this year and pose physical advantages for Kelly Sheffield’s team.
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BRUCH PACES PURDUE TO BEGIN SCHOONER FALL CLASSIC
NORMAN, Okla. – Jocelyn Bruch recorded her team-leading third round in the 60s, tying her career low with a 69 (-1) to lead Purdue Women’s Golf in the first round of the Schooner Fall Classic.
The Boilermakers (+4) find themselves in sixth place after the opening round, tied alongside host Oklahoma, Kansas State and North Texas with 36 holes remaining at Belmar Golf Club. Wake Forest fired a 10-under 270 to hold a four-shot clubhouse lead over second-place Houston (-4).
After not finding a birdie on the front nine, Bruch started the back side with a birdie on the par-4 10th. She bogeyed No. 13 before getting the shot back with another birdie on No. 15. The Carmel, Indiana, native ended her round with her third birdie of the day to break 70 and pace Purdue in the opening round. Bruch sits in a tie for 13th after the opening round.
Natasha Kiel matched her best round as a Boilermaker, starting the tournament with a 71 (+1). The junior made 17 pars, and her lone bogey came at the par-4 16th.
Kan Bunnabodee and Ashley Kozlowski both shot 72 (+2) to contribute to the team score. Bunnabodee matched Bruch with three birdies throughout the day, but five bogeys prevented the fifth-year senior from going low. After bogeying three of her first six holes, Kozlowski made 11 straight pars before making a birdie at the 18th for a 33 on the back nine.
The Boilermakers look to climb the leaderboard on moving day, teeing off Sunday morning to start the second round.
For updates throughout the rest of the tournament, follow Purdue Women’s Golf on Twitter @PurdueWGolf.
T13. Jocelyn Bruch: 69 (-1)
T23. Natasha Kiel: 71 (+1)
T34. Ashley Kozlowski: 72 (+2)
T34. Kan Bunnabodee: 72 (+2)
T45. Momo Sugiyama: 73 (+3)
1. Wake Forest: 270 (-10)
2. Houston: 274 (-6)
3. Virginia Tech: 280 (E)
4. Tulsa: 281 (+1)
5. Iowa State: 283 (+3)
T6. Purdue: 284 (+4)
T6. Oklahoma: 284 (+4)
T6. Kansas State: 284 (+4)
T6. North Texas: 284 (+4)
10. Oklahoma State: 288 (+8)
T11. TCU: 290 (+10)
T11. Florida State: 290 (+10)
T11. New Mexico: 290 (+10)
T14. Texas State: 295 (+15)
T14. Illinois: 295 (+15)
BUTLER FOOTBALL TAKES PFL OPENER OVER STETSON, 28-18
Butler knocked off Stetson, 28-18, Saturday afternoon in Florida, picking up the victory in the Pioneer Football League (PFL) opener for both teams. With the result, the Bulldogs improve to 3-1 on the young season, while the Hatters fall to 2-2.
All four of Butler’s touchdowns came on the ground as the Bulldogs’ rushing attack proved to be the difference.
Jyran Mitchell provided all the offense the Bulldogs would need in the second half to keep the Hatters at bay as his 58-yard touchdown run in the third quarter gave the Bulldogs a 21-7 lead and his 43-yard breakaway run for a touchdown in the final minutes put the game on ice after Stetson had climbed within 21-18 in the final quarter.
Butler held a 14-0 halftime lead after rushing touchdowns by Bret Bushka (two yards) and Ershod Jasey II (28 yards) in the second quarter. The Bulldogs had a 148-18 advantage in rushing yards over the first 30 minutes.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs return to the Sellick Bowl Saturday (Sept. 30), hosting Presbyterian in a PFL contest. The kick-off is set for 1 p.m. It will be Family Weekend on the Butler campus and Saturday’s game will promote breast cancer awareness. The 2013 PFL champion Butler team will also be recognized on the 10-year anniversary of their championship.
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BUTLER PLACES EIGHTH, KNOCKING OFF NATIONALLY-RANKED PROGRAMS AT VIRGINIA INVITATIONAL
Against a loaded national field, Butler posted an incredibly impressive performance at the Virginia Invitational. The Bulldogs finished eighth as a team, coming in ahead of six nationally-ranked programs.
The Bulldogs entered the meet ranked No. 19 in this week’s national polls, and Saturday saw Butler defeat No. 4 Stanford, No. 7 Colorado, No. 18 Washington, No. 25 Princeton, No. 27 Iowa State, and No. 28 Michigan.
Saturday was just the second time in Butler program history defeating Stanford and Colorado. The Bulldogs came in ahead of Stanford at the 2004 NCAA Championship and defeated Colorado at the 2020 NCAA Championship.
Six of the seven teams that placed in front of Butler Saturday are ranked among the Top 12 in this week’s national poll. No. 1 Northern Arizona captured the team title, followed by No. 3 BYU and No. 6 North Carolina.
The Bulldogs were led by
Florian Le Pallec
Florian Le Pallec, who finished ninth in his Butler debut. He crossed the line in a time of 23:35.9. Drew Bosley of Northern Arizona claimed the individual title, covering the 8k course in a time of 23:20.3. There were a total of 217 teams in the field.
Butler’s runners were able to move through the field as the race progressed. As a team, the Bulldogs were 14th at the 5K mark. With 1,000 meters to go, Butler was in 11th and utilized a strong closing stretch to climb into eighth.
THE BUTLER MEN (8K):
9) Florian Le Pallec, 23:35.9
45) William Zegarski, 23:58.2
47) Matthew Forrester, 23:59.1
52) Will Minnette, 24:00.9
107) Jack McMahon, 24:28.7
139) David Slapak, 24:44.0
152) Martin Kovacech, 24:50.7
198) Sean Robertson, 25:36.9
210) Joe Barrett, 26:00.6
COACH MATT ROE ON TODAY’S PERFORMANCE: “Our main objective today was to be a tough team that performs at a high level under duress. That is the identity we are seeking both in training and racing. We’ve achieved that thus far in our preparation and today we did as well on the course.”
“No team moved through the field as well as we did. That wasn’t completely by design so we need to position ourselves a little better moving forward. That said, I loved how we kept our composure and closed with great toughness and focus.”
The nationally-acclaimed field got an early look at the Panorama Farms Cross Country Course in Earlysville, Va., which will host the 2023 NCAA Championships Saturday, Nov. 18.
UP NEXT: The Bulldogs will face yet another quality field Oct. 13 at the Nuttycombe Invitational, hosted by Wisconsin. Butler’s women will return to action with next weekend’s Louisville Cross Country Classic.
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GOMEZ TALLIES TWICE AS JAGUARS REMAIN PERFECT IN #HLMSOC PLAY
INDIANAPOLIS – The IUPUI men’s soccer team got a pair of goals from redshirt sophomore Josemir Gomez and a sturdy defensive effort against a tough Oakland team to pick off the Golden Grizzlies, 2-1, at Michael A. Carroll Stadium on a steamy Saturday afternoon (Sept. 23). The Jaguars yielded an early goal, but came off the mat to score two unanswered goals to improve to 3-0-0 in Horizon League play.
Oakland, which was coming off a win over Michigan, dropped to 2-5-1 overall and 1-2 in Horizon League play.
“This was a tough week for us. We had a lot of guys out sick. We couldn’t even hardly train on Wednesday because the numbers were low – so, for our guys to come out and get a result. Winning is hard and winning when you’re not even close to 100 percent is even harder,” head coach Sid van Druenen said. “Wrapping up a week that was a tough week for us with a win is massive.”
Oakland struck first on some fancy footwork from Mikey Ketterman in the game’s eighth minute as he snuck past an IUPUI defender and rolled a shot just inside the right post for his third tally of the season. Gomez matched the effort in the 30th minute with a brilliant individual effort and culminated in a right-footed blast past OU’s Finn Jurak for an equalizer.
The game remained tied at 1-1 at the break as shots (5-5) and corner kicks (3-2) were nearly equal in the opening 45 minutes. The Jaguars went ahead on another Gomez strike in the 67th minute, initiated by an Emerson Nieto through ball to play the striker in space. Gomez maneuvered his way against a defender before drilling a laser from the top of the 18 for a brace.
The IUPUI defense was forced to hunker down and absorb an Oakland attack down the stretch as the Golden Grizzlies had a 7-3 shot advantage in the second half and 7-0 margin on corner kicks. Goalkeeper Lucas Morefield and his teammates dodged a couple bullets late, including a Ketterman shot that went just over the bar in the 81st minute and a Sebastian Nuzzo attempt that was redirected over the crossbar in the game’s final minute.
Gomez finished with a game-high five shot attempts while Morefield made a pair of saves in a winning effort.
“After a pretty poor first half, we stayed grounded and understood what we needed to do to change things,” Morefield said. “We got a goal and got an ugly win, so I’m just proud of the effort.”
The win gave IUPUI consecutive wins over the Golden Grizzlies for the first time since 1999.
The Jaguars will continue the homestand on Tuesday (Sept. 26) when they host Bellarmine at 3:00 p.m. at Carroll Stadium.
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NO. 6 OHIO STATE PLUNGES FOR TOUCHDOWN WITH 1 SECOND LEFT TO BEAT NO. 9 NOTRE DAME 17-14
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Kyle McCord spent two years trying to get on the field at Ohio State and three additional weeks trying to prove he could lead the Buckeyes.
The first-year starting quarterback and the Buckeyes answered their doubters Saturday night – with help from a Notre Dame defense failed to go to 11 on the deciding play.
McCord converted play after play on the final drive, capped with a perfectly executed 1-yard scoring plunge by Chip Trayanum with 1 second left to give No. 6 Ohio State a 17-14 victory over No. 9 Notre Dame on Saturday night.
“You can’t draw it up any better than that, down four points with a chance to go down and win it,” McCord said. “Historic stadium, great defense, like I said it wasn’t perfect, but to come away with the win, it feels really, really good.”
McCord was just trying to work against what he called Notre Dame’s “soft” late-game defense. He converted a fourth down and then a third-and-19 with no timeouts to win it.
What McCord didn’t realize was that Notre Dame (4-1) only had 10 players on the field for the final two plays from the Irish 1-yard line – an incompletion in the end zone to Marvin Harrison Jr. and Trayanum’s decisive run that sent Buckeyes players streaming onto the field in celebration only to be sent back to the sideline for a replay review that put a second back on the clock.
Freeman recognized the error on the last play, but wanted to avoid a penalty that would have moved the ball 1/2 yard closer to the goal line or that would give Ohio State (4-0) another play.
“We were trying to get a fourth defensive lineman in the game,” Irish coach Marcus Freeman said. “I told him ‘Just stay off, we can’t afford a penalty.’ I didn’t have any timeouts left.”
The Buckeyes (4-0) took full advantage, beating Notre Dame yet again. The Irish have not won a game in this series since 1936.
Ohio State coach Ryan Day was fired up when it was over, criticizing former Irish coach Lou Holtz, who called out the Buckeyes toughness in predicting a Fighting Irish victory earlier this week.
“I’d like to know where Lou Holtz is right now,” Day said during a postgame interview with NBC. “What he said about our team, I cannot believe. This is a tough team right here. We’re proud to be from Ohio. It’s always been Ohio against the world, and it’ll continue to be Ohio against the world. But I’ll tell you what: I love those kids. We’ve got a tough team.”
Maybe an even tougher quarterback.
McCord was 21 of 37 with 240 yards but saved his best for last – a gritty 65-yard drive in the final 85 seconds, looking unfazed even when it appeared the Buckeyes unbeaten season might be over.
Notre Dame took the lead when Sam Hartman threw a 2-yard touchdown pass to Rico Flores Jr. with 8:22 to go to make it 14-10. The Fighting Irish defense came up a fourth-down stop on its 11-yard line on the next drive.
But the defense couldn’t come up with a second defensive stop.
“To be on the losing side, it hurts,” said Freeman, a former Ohio State linebacker. “It stings, but we’ve got to own it. We’ve got to learn from it.”
Ohio State appeared to have taken control when the Buckeyes stopped Hartman on fourth-and-1, and on the next play, Harrison’s block sprung TreVeyon Henderson for a 61-yard sprint down the sideline to make it 10-0 early in the third quarter.
But after Gi’Bran Payne took a direct snap and scored on a 1-yard run to make it 10-7, Hartman capped a 96-yard TD drive with a 2-yard pass to Rico Flores Jr. to give Notre Dame had the edge.
That is until McCord’s pivotal plays – and Notre Dame’s untimely mistake.
“I think we came out here and proved a lot of people wrong,” McCord said. “But I think the bigger thing is we proved ourselves right.”
Ohio State: McCord took his biggest step forward yet Saturday by leading the Buckeyes to victory. Ohio State needs him to play the way he did on the final series. Henderson rushed for 104 yards.
Notre Dame: Hartman has changed the whole perception of the Irish. His quick reads, accurate throws and nimble runs certainly have the Irish looking strong. But with three possible unbeaten foes in the next three weeks, they need Hartman to beat at his best. He was 17 for 25 for 175 yards against the Buckeyes.
Ohio State: Harrison injured his leg on Henderson’s scoring run when he got rolled up. Harrison spent several minutes in the Buckeyes injury tent but returned on the next series.
Notre Dame: Receiver Jayde Thomas also went to the injury tent when he was rolled up while blocking on an 18-yard run on Notre Dame’s touchdown drive.
Ohio State: Return to Big Ten play next Saturday by hosting Maryland.
Notre Dame: Plays a second straight ranked opponent next Saturday when it visits No. 18 Duke
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FOOTBALL CLOSES NON-CONFERENCE PLAY WITH LOSS TO GEORGIA SOUTHERN
MUNCIE, Ind. – In a final non-conference game before opening Mid-American Conference play next week at Western Michigan, Ball State endured a 40-3 setback as Georgia Southern scored early and kept the Cardinals off the board until late in the fourth period.
The Eagles (3-1) were decisive from the outset while the Cardinals’ offense struggled to maintain the consistency that produced 45 points a week earlier. Georgia Southern produced 530 yards total offense, but after scoring touchdowns in its first two possessions, the Eagles were limited to four field goals among five red zone trips the rest of the day.
The Cardinals (1-3) avoided the shutout with 6:27 remaining on a 23-yard field goal by Jackson Courville. With redshirt-sophomore quarterback Kiael Kelly calling the action in the fourth quarter, Ball State drove 69 yards on 12 plays before stalling at the Georgia Southern 6-yard line.
After early touchdowns to take command, Georgia Southern’s 16 first-half first downs built a 23-0 advantage by halftime. Ball State was 7-of-13 through the air in the first half, but bottled up on the ground – gaining only 13 yards on eight carries. The Cardinals played from behind throughout the second half and turned to Kelly in the final period.
Through three periods, freshman Kadin Semonza completed 11 of 23 passes for 123 yards for Ball State. He was sacked three times and threw a pair of interceptions, including his final throw. The versatile Kelly finished 3-of-6 passing for 37 yards. Running back Marquez Cooper carried just nine times overall for a net of 16 yards. Defensively, Jordan Riley and Cole Pearce each had season highs with nine tackles.
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SYCAMORES TIED FOR TEAM LEAD, HOBBS THIRD THROUGH THE FIRST DAY OF THE ROSEANN SCHWARTZ INVITATIONAL
BOARDMAN, Ohio – Indiana State is tied for the tournament lead with Cleveland State through the first day of the Roseann Schwartz Invitational as the Sycamores opened their second tournament of the 2023 fall season.
ISU (+15) put all four scorers in the top-20 to open the annual tournament held at the Mill Creek Park Golf Course. The Sycamores are tied with Cleveland State after turning in a team score 303 through the first 18 holes of the 36-hole event.
Kristen Hobbs (+1) went 1-under through the front nine on her way to sit tied for third in the field. Chelsea Morrow (+2) finished one stroke behind her teammate, while freshmen Sophia Flore (+6) and Rosalie DiNunzio (+6) are tied for 17th through the opening day. Briana LeMaire (+8) is tied for 26th overall in the field to round out the ISU lineup.
Molly Lee (+7) took on the field as an individual sitting tied for 22nd overall through the first 18 holes.
“Today was a good day despite playing on a windy and difficult course,” head coach Greg Towne said. “The seniors brought it today with Kristen (Hobbs) under par most of the day and Chelsea driving it well. The freshmen both had countable scores and Rosie (DiNunzio) brought it back on the back nine after a rough start. I’m looking forward to watching the girls close the deal tomorrow.”
In their first time competing at the course since the fall of 2018, the Sycamores stayed in the top-three in the team standings for most of the competition before closing it out strong to sit atop the leaderboard. Three Sycamores birdied the 18th hole to close out the round to propel ISU to the top.
Hobbs birdied the second and sixth holes to set the tone early before falling back with bogeys on the ninth, 12th, and 15th to finish with a first-round 73 (+1). The Sycamore senior sits three strokes back from Bucknell’s Sofia Nogalo (-2) and one stroke behind Cleveland State’s Kaitlin Kormuth (E) for third in the field.
Morrow finished one stroke behind Hobbs to sit tied for sixth overall in the field following her 74 (+2). She birdied the sixth and ninth holes to sit even-par through the front nine. Her birdie on the 18th tied for the most birdies (three) on the team through the opening day.
Florek birdied the ninth hole to highlight her first collegiate round on Saturday. The freshman sits tied for 17th overall in the field with a 78 (+6) through the day while turning in a six-hole stretch (6-11) where she went 1-under par to sit among the team’s scorers.
DiNunzio rallied back from a difficult front nine that featured bogeys on each of the first three holes, before rallying on the back nine. The freshman birdied the ninth, 14th, and 18th holes to tie with Morrow for the most on the team on her way to carding a 36, even-par over the back nine. She sits tied with Florek for 17th in the field following her 78 (+6).
LeMaire birdied both the ninth and 18th holes to highlight her first round of the weekend. The sophomore rebounded from a front-nine 42 to post par or better on seven of the nine holes on the back nine to finish tied for 26th with an 80 (+8).
Lee took on the field as an individual finishing the front nine with her lone birdie of the day on the par-5 hole. The senior posted a 39-40 for an overall 79 (+7) to sit tied for 22nd overall.
Indiana State (+15) and Cleveland State (+15) lead the rest of the field by three strokes through the first 18 holes. Bucknell (+18), Detroit Mercy (+19), and Youngstown State (+20) round out the top-five in the team standings.
The Sycamores will be paired with Cleveland State and Bucknell for the final round on Sunday. ISU will tee off starting at 11:06 a.m. at the Mill Creek Park Golf Course.
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EAGLES SWEEP THE TROJANS
EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Volleyball rose above the .500 mark for the first time in Ohio Valley Conference action by defeating the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, 3-0, Saturday afternoon at Screaming Eagles Arena. USI, which also posted its first-ever conference sweep in Division I play, finished the weekend 6-8 overall, 2-1 in the OVC, while Little Rock goes to 3-10, 0-2 OVC.
The Screaming Eagles started the match with a 25-18 victory in the opening set, using a 14-3 run to get the win. USI had fallen behind, 15-11, before surging in the final 17 points. Senior outside hitter
Abby Bednar (Chagrin Falls, Ohio) and sophomore middle hitter Bianca Anderson (Chicago Heights, Illinois) led the attack with three kills each, while Bednar added a pair of aces.
The second set saw USI take control quickly and methodically, building a 15-10 advantage, and cruised to a 25-17 win to lead the match 2-0. The Eagles hit a .311 (17-3-45) during the set that saw senior outside hitter Leah Anderson (Bloomington, Illinois) record nine kills.
USI clinched the 3-0 decision by once again rallying from behind. The Eagles, trailing 15-9, went on a 8-2 surge to regain command, 20-17. The Trojans, however, tried to put together a rally of their own, closing the gap to 23-22 before Eagles closed out the set 25-23.
For the match, Leah Anderson led the way with 12 kills, posting a .267 attacking percentage, and 13.0 total points. Bianca Anderson followed with 10 kills, a team-best .471 hitting percentage, and 11.5 total points.
The Eagles complete the three-match home stand Tuesday when they host Eastern Illinois University for a 6 p.m. match. The Panthers defeated the Eagles last week, 3-2, in Charleston, Illinois. EIU holds a 3-0 lead over USI in the series that began last year with the Eagles move to Division I.
The Panthers saw their record go to 13-1, 3-0 OVC, after 3-1 victory over the University of Tennessee at Martin this afternoon.
MARIST EDGES VALPO IN OT THRILLER
A heroic blocked PAT by Kurt Kessen (Shelby Township, Mich. / Utica) sent Saturday’s Valparaiso University football game to overtime, but Marist scored a game-winning touchdown in the first extra period to edge the hosts 36-30 on homecoming Saturday at Brown Field. Solomon Davis (Brighton, Tenn. / Brighton) had 10 catches for 175 yards to lead the Beacons in the Pioneer Football League opener and first home date of 2023.
How It Happened
A muffed Valpo punt set up Marist’s first points of the game on a 32-yard field goal by Chase Gardi to make it 3-0 with 9:41 left in the first.
Valpo responded to grab the lead with a 12-play, 76-yard drive that resulted in Davis hauling in a 10-yard touchdown catch from quarterback Michael Appel Jr. (Springboro, Ohio / Springboro).
An errant snap on a punt was recovered by Max Franco (La Habra, Calif. / La Habra) to set up Valpo with first and goal on the Marist 1-yard line.
Appel plunged across the goal line for the 1-yard TD to build the Valpo advantage to 14-3 with 18 seconds left in the opening quarter.
Marist used an 18-play, 90-yard drive to cut the lead to four on a 9-yard TD pass with 3:17 left in the first half.
Valpo went three-and-out on the ensuing drive and a 25-yard punt return allowed the Red Foxes to start their drive near midfield. A 40-yard pass completion set up a 20-yard TD run for Brock Bagozzi, allowing Marist to leap ahead at 17-14 with 30 seconds left in the half.
Davis had a big catch of 20 yards on a drive that finished with Appel finding tight end Evan Jernegan (Altadena, Calif. / St. Francis) for a 10-yard score early in the second half, putting the hosts back in the driver’s seat at 21-17.
The Valpo defense got another stop including a 15-yard sack by Franco on third down. That set up a Valpo drive that resulted in a 19-yard field goal sent through the uprights by Patrick Oliva (South Bend, Ind. / Saint Joseph) to extend the lead to seven at 24-17.
Early in the fourth quarter, Valpo went for it on fourth-and-1 from the Marist 33, but the play was dropped in the backfield for a turnover on downs.
Following that fourth-down stop, Marist embarked on a 14-play, 66-yard TD drive to tie the game at 24.
On the first snap of the ensuing Valpo drive, Davis hauled in a 50-yard score from Appel to put the Beacons back in front. An issue with the snap on the PAT led to a failed rushing attempt by the holder, so the lead was six at 30-24.
Marist embarked on a long drive filled with key third and fourth down conversions including a fouth-and-2 at the Valpo 40 with 1:54 remaining. The Red Foxes eventually tied the game as Bagozzi found Matt Stianche from 12 yards out to make it 30-30 with 14 seconds left. Kessen blocked the potential go-ahead PAT to keep the game tied and send the contest to overtime.
Valpo got the ball first in OT and a 33-yard field goal try was no good off the right upright. On Marist’s first offensive play of OT, Amin Woods ran for a 25-yard game-winning touchdown.
Inside the Game
Davis became the first Valpo player with 10 receptions in a game since Tanner Kuramata on Nov. 22, 2014 vs. Davidson.
Davis set a career high in receiving yards with 175, eclipsing his previous personal best of 118, which came in last season’s homecoming game against San Diego.
Davis had the most receiving yards by a Valpo player since Kuramata had 200 on Nov. 16, 2013 vs. Dayton.
Entering Saturday, only
Entering Saturday, only two players in the FCS nation had games with 175 or more receiving yards this season, Dylan Laube of New Hampshire and Brandon Porter of UIW.
Appel threw for three touchdowns and rushed for another while completing 16-of-25 passes for 234 yards. The rushing TD was the third of his career while he has passed for 15 career touchdowns.
Valpo was led in rushing by Jashon Butler (Lynwood, Wash. / Meadowdale [Arizona]) with nine carries for 31 yards.
The defense was paced by Will Abrams (Fox River Grove, Ill. / Cary-Grove), Colin Graves (Seattle, Wash. / Bishop Blanchet) and Evan Annis (Hilliard, Ohio / Hilliard Davison) with seven tackles apiece.
Valpo’s most recent PAT block prior to Saturday was also Kessen on Oct. 15 of last season vs. Butler.
The fumble recovery was the second of Franco’s career.
This marked the seventh straight Valpo homecoming game decided by fewer than seven points. Valpo has not had a homecoming game decided by more than six points since 2015.
This marked the 20th game decided by seven points or fewer in Landon Fox’s 44 games as Valpo head coach.
This was Valpo’s first overtime game since Oct. 2, 2021, also a homecoming loss to Marist at Brown Field.
Valpo (0-3, 0-1 PFL) will host Southwest Minnesota State on Saturday, Sept. 30 at 1 p.m. at Brown Field. For ticket information, visit valpoathletics.com/tickets. The game will air on ESPN+ with links to live video, audio and stats available on ValpoAthletics.com.
GREYHOUNDS BLAST CARDINALS IN FINAL NON-CONFERENCE CONTEST
UNIVERSITY CENTER, Mich.—In its first road game of the season, the 16th-ranked UIndy football team put on an impressive display at Saginaw Valley Saturday afternoon. The Greyhounds dominated the host Cardinals in a 35-10 final, racking up five touchdowns offensively and four sacks on defense.
HOW IT HAPPENED
The Hounds got on the board first and never looked back. After a sack (and near-safety) by Justin Thomas, the Greyhounds earned a short field and quickly punched it in with a rushing TD by
Meanwhile, the Cardinal offense struggle to move the ball. The home team managed a 35-yard field goal early in the second quarter and did not score again until the final minute of the game long after it was out of reach.
Junior receiver Alonzo Derrick continued his big-play tendencies, scoring from 66 yards in the second quarter and later from 70 yards in the third. He now has four touchdowns on the season, all from at least 20 yards out.
The UIndy defense made a slew of big plays as well. The Hounds were consistently in the Saginaw backfield, compiling four sacks, seven total tackles for a loss and six QB hurries. Thomas had a pair of sacks, while Aaron Barnett and
Dylan Shelton added one apiece. Cornerback Landry Mavungu, meanwhile, had the Cardinals on lockdown, earning an athletic interception in the third quarter as well as two pass break-ups.
INSIDE THE BOX
-The Hounds went for 134 rushing yards on the afternoon, with Jaden Schlabach (67) and Lewis (55) accounting for the majority.
-Derrick finished with 162 receiving yards on just six catches.
-Michael Brown and San Flowers tied for the team led with 11 tackles.
-SVSU had 20 third-down plays, converting just seven.
-QB Gavin Sukup finished 11-for-20 passing for 232 yards and three scores.
UIndy is now 11-23 all-time versus Saginaw Valley … The win avenges last year’s 38-14 loss at SVSU … The Hounds’ 35 points matched their highest-ever total versus the Cardinals.
UIndy opens GLVC play with a trek to Missouri S&T to face the Miners on Saturday, Sept. 30. Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. ET.
UINDY HANDLES DRURY, MATCHES LONGEST WINNING STREAK IN DECADE
INDIANAPOLIS – The UIndy volleyball won its eighth consecutive match on Saturday, handedly sweeping Drury from Ruth Lilly Fitness Center in just over an hour. Sophia Parlanti bounced back with an impressive performance, adding 13 digs to her 10 kills on .556 hitting.
It is the first time in a decade the Greyhounds have won eight straight contests, when the 2013 squad rattled off 11 in a row, the last four of which came in the postseason. UIndy has also now claimed each of the last 16 sets over its past six matches.
INS & OUTS
The Hounds defensively dominated on Saturday, limiting the visiting Panthers to a mere .071 attacking, including -.032 in the opening set. UIndy recorded four its nine blocks in that first frame, with Grace Hegwood joining middles Elizabeth Eads and Hannah Sabotin with two apiece.
Parlanti came alive in the second, slamming down half of her 10 kills in the set. The Las Vegas native also scooped up six digs in that time, helping the Greyhounds side out at a 78 percent clip.
UIndy never looked back, capping off the sweep with a kill from freshman Meredith Simmons. Setter Claire Morris dished out her 32nd and final assists on the play, while finishing with her second double-double of the fall with 11 digs.
INSIDE THE BOX
– Rookie libero Ellie Spang tallied 17 digs on Saturday, averaging 5.2 scoops per set in the pair of league sweeps this weekend.
– The Greyhounds hit .315 in the win, the sixth time this season the team has attacked above .300 in a match with Morris at setter.
– Sabotin recorded nine kills on .500 hitting, adding five blocks and three digs to her final line.
– In addition to Simmons, fellow freshman Macy Bruton saw action in third set, tallying one service ace and one dig.
UIndy opens GLVC play with a perfect 2-0 weekend … the Hounds now lead the all-time series, 15-5, and have won five of the last six meetings with the Panthers.
The Greyhounds face arguably their toughest road test yet, visiting No. 25 Rockhurst on Friday. First serve is scheduled for 7 p.m. ET in Kansas City, Mo.
KNIGHTS WIN FIFTH CONSECUTIVE MATCH WITH SWEEP OF ST. FRANCIS
ort Wayne, Ind. – After battling through a lengthy first set, the Marian volleyball team continued their winning ways en route to their fifth consecutive victory, sweeping St. Francis 3-0 on Saturday afternoon. Marian’s winning streak brings their overall record to 12-5 on the season, while moving to 6-1 in Crossroads League play. The Knights win also moved them into sole possession of second place in the Crossroads League with two matches remaining in the first half of the conference year.
The Knights fell into a large hole to begin Saturday’s match, allowing a 6-0 run that helped the Cougars build a 12-4 first set lead. Gabby Fish helped lead the charge in getting Marian back into the flow as four kills helped the Knights inch back into the game. A 7-1 Marian run was not enough to tie or take the lead ast the Cougars remained in front, but trailing 20-14, the Knights made the mark again with a 4-0 run. Trailing 21-18, Khori Dryden got involved in the offense and spiked the tying kill, while a block from Averi Lanman and Fish pushed Marian in front 22-21, giving them the lead for the first time since the opening rally. The two sides would continue to exchange points as neither team was able to win the set cleanly. After eight set points, a setting error gave the Knights a breather, with Khori Dryden slamming the winning point in the 32-30 set one.
After the marathon set one, Marian wasted no time upending St. Francis in the second set, winning 25-12. Marian scored the first four points of the set with three setting errors harming the Cougars, and later used a 7-0 run to open a double-digit lead at 15-5. Marian continued to attack with blocks from Lanman and Fish and kills from Madison Brooks and Dryden, as they easily coasted to their 2-0 match lead.
The third set would come closer after Marian’s dominant attack in the second, as the Knights were only able to build a lead of two points through 20 rallies. St. Francis captured a brief lead after tying the set with an 11-10 advantage, but Marian was able to get back into system with Lanman and Dryden helping build a 14-12 advantage. Marian’s lead would balloon to as many as three on two occasions before St. Francis responded, never relenting the lead. A 3-0 run fueled by a Sydney Schaffer service ace helped keep Marian in the lead for good, as Lanman and
Grace Hunter combined for a block on the final rally to complete the sweep with a 25-21 victory.
Dryden led the Knights in kills with nine, while Fish had seven in the win. Lanman posted six blocks in the victory while hitting .571, as Marian totaled 8.0 blocks in the win. Hunter posted a team-high 10 digs, and Katie Hardegree led the Knights with 19 assists.
With their win over the Cougars, Marian will return home to complete the first half of the conference slate, hosting on Wednesday and Friday night. Marian will take on No. 5 Indiana Wesleyan on Wednesday night to begin their week, with the match beginning at 7 p.m. in the PE Center.
******************MARIAN WOMEN’S SOCCER****************
NO. 4 MARIAN FALLS 1-0 TO NO. 11 INDIANA WESLEYAN IN CROSSROADS LEAGUE OPENER
INDIANAPOLIS – The Marian women’s soccer team dropped their first game at home since the 2021 season on Saturday afternoon, with Indiana Wesleyan prevailing 1-0 in a battle of two top-15 teams in the NAIA. Marian’s loss drops them to an overall 7-1-1, while they start Crossroads League play 0-1.
With a packed crowd, Indiana Wesleyan was the first on the attack as they fired off a shot in the first 29 seconds of play. Minutes later the Wildcats continued to produce as they rallied for two corner kicks, leading to a header attempt that Mycheala Johnson would deny. Lindsey Stoughton took the first attempt for Marian in the seventh minute, but missed just wide. In the 11th minute, it was the Wildcats again with a pair of corners and a shot fired to the hands of Johnson. In a search for the first goal of the game, Katie Koger and Kaitlyn Lavezzi fired off shots in the 19th and 20th minute, before IWU responded with a shot of their own. However, it was neither team executing and still leaving the score tied at 0-0.
The Wildcats continued to control possession in the first half, as the put together two more corners and two more shot attempts. Although the the visitors were controlling possession in the first 45 minutes of action, the Knights put together some late attempts with Delaney Taylor, Koger, and Marian Corro Celma all booting shots on frame. Johnson came up big for Marian with her three saves to keep her team in the game.
Once again it was IWU taking possession to start the second half, as they fired off a shot in the 51st minute that ended up blocked. Marian answered with a shot of their own, with Silvia Quezada blasting one towards the goal, but ended in a hit off the post. The efforts from the Wildcats paid off in the 57th minute after Sydney Couch played a ball ahead of Macy Browning who then put it past Johnson to give the visitors the 1-0 lead. The score was challenged three minutes later, as the Knights fired off a pair of attempts that were blocked by the Indiana Wesleyan defense.
Neither team took another shot until the 72nd minute when Corro Celma, Taylor, and Quezada all made attempts. Indiana Wesleyan tried to build onto their lead with three more shots over the next four minutes, but it was Johnson once again making the save for her team. In a last ditch effort Quezada broke away from the IWU defense and booted one on frame, but was unable to find back netting with the keeper coming up with the ball. Unable to get a tying goal, the Knights dropped the contest 1-0, suffering their first loss of the season.
Marian ended the match with 15 shots, while Indiana Wesleyan had 13. Corro Celman, Taylor, Quezada, and Koger led the team with three shots, while Lavezzi, Stoughton, and Bridget Stratman each had one. Johnson made five saves and allowed one goal in a full 90 minutes of action.
Marian will be back in action September 27 as they travel to Goshen. Kickoff is slated for 6 p.m.
*******************ROSE HULMAN VOLLEYBALL**********************
VOLLEYBALL CAPS OFF FIRST 4-0 WEEKEND SINCE 2012
TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology cruised through a pair of matches on Saturday afternoon to finish the weekend 4-0 in their home invitational.
Rose-Hulman pulled out a hard-fought first set over Baldwin Wallace 25-22 to start the day, but the Yellow Jackets were able to tie up the match with a 25-17 win in the second set.
The Fightin’ Engineers continued to fight in the next two sets winning 25-22 and 25-20 to bring home a win over a good OAC team.
Rose-Hulman hit just shy of .200 at .197 for the match. Kate Wood led the way with 14 kills and .375 hitting percentage in the match.
Wood also led the Fightin’ Engineers’ front line with 5 blocks as the team totaled 13 in the match.
Lily Ebright added 20 digs, and
Jillian Gregg added 14 digs and 22 assists.
In the second match of the day, the Fightin’ Engineers came out swinging as they hit 0.275 for the match with 44 kills in 3 sets as they cruised to a 25-18, 25-18, 25-20 victory over Olivet.
Allie Fults and Sophia Koop led the team with 11 kills each. Fults hit a whopping .688 for the match while Koop finished at .370.
Gregg and McKenzie Gross paced the team with 20 and 13 assists. Ebright totaled 21 digs.
Sydney Naibauer recorded 5 of the 9 blocks for the Fightin’ Engineers to help dominate the front line.
This 4-0 weekend for Rose-Hulman was their first 4-0 weekend since 2012 at the Illinois College Invitational.
The Fightin’ Engineers improve to 10-6 on the season and 5-0 in Hulbert Arena. They will hit the road on Tuesday night for a match at DePauw.
****************SMALL COLLEGE ATHLETICS***************
INDIANA WESLEYAN ATHLETICS: https://iwuwildcats.com/
EARLHAM ATHLETICS: https://goearlham.com/
WABASH ATHLETICS: https://sports.wabash.edu/
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*******
|Y-Baltimore||96||59||.619||–||45 – 30||51 – 29||30 – 18||21 – 10||21 – 11||5 – 5||W 1|
|Y-Tampa Bay||95||61||.609||1.5||53 – 27||42 – 34||27 – 19||23 – 9||18 – 14||6 – 4||W 1|
|Toronto||86||69||.555||10||41 – 34||45 – 35||18 – 27||22 – 10||16 – 16||6 – 4||L 1|
|NY Yankees||78||76||.506||17.5||41 – 38||37 – 38||20 – 29||17 – 12||19 – 13||6 – 4||W 2|
|Boston||76||79||.490||20||39 – 39||37 – 40||22 – 24||19 – 12||15 – 17||3 – 7||L 1|
|X-Minnesota||82||73||.529||–||44 – 33||38 – 40||13 – 19||29 – 23||17 – 11||6 – 4||L 1|
|Cleveland||74||82||.474||8.5||41 – 37||33 – 45||16 – 15||22 – 27||17 – 15||5 – 5||L 1|
|Detroit||72||83||.465||10||32 – 43||40 – 40||7 – 25||30 – 16||14 – 17||6 – 4||L 2|
|Chi White Sox||59||96||.381||23||30 – 45||29 – 51||10 – 20||23 – 29||12 – 21||3 – 7||W 1|
|Kansas City||53||102||.342||29||31 – 47||22 – 55||7 – 23||20 – 29||10 – 20||9 – 1||W 5|
|Texas||86||68||.558||–||49 – 31||37 – 37||20 – 12||19 – 13||25 – 19||6 – 4||W 4|
|Houston||85||70||.548||1.5||39 – 41||46 – 29||16 – 17||14 – 16||30 – 19||3 – 7||L 2|
|Seattle||84||70||.545||2||41 – 33||43 – 37||13 – 18||20 – 13||29 – 15||5 – 5||L 2|
|LA Angels||70||85||.452||16.5||35 – 40||35 – 45||14 – 18||18 – 13||19 – 27||2 – 8||W 1|
|Oakland||48||107||.310||38.5||26 – 54||22 – 53||8 – 24||13 – 15||13 – 36||2 – 8||W 2|
|X-Atlanta||99||55||.643||–||48 – 27||51 – 28||33 – 14||19 – 9||21 – 12||5 – 5||W 2|
|Philadelphia||86||69||.555||13.5||46 – 31||40 – 38||23 – 25||17 – 11||18 – 15||7 – 3||W 4|
|Miami||80||75||.516||19.5||45 – 35||35 – 40||25 – 24||15 – 14||14 – 17||6 – 4||W 1|
|NY Mets||71||84||.458||28.5||39 – 36||32 – 48||21 – 24||13 – 19||18 – 14||4 – 6||L 3|
|Washington||68||87||.439||31.5||33 – 46||35 – 41||16 – 31||14 – 19||15 – 16||3 – 7||L 2|
|Y-Milwaukee||88||67||.568||–||45 – 30||43 – 37||18 – 13||29 – 17||13 – 19||7 – 3||L 1|
|Chi Cubs||81||74||.523||7||44 – 36||37 – 38||11 – 17||29 – 20||16 – 16||3 – 7||W 2|
|Cincinnati||79||77||.506||9.5||37 – 43||42 – 34||15 – 17||19 – 29||18 – 14||4 – 6||L 4|
|Pittsburgh||74||81||.477||14||38 – 40||36 – 41||14 – 13||25 – 26||16 – 15||7 – 3||W 4|
|St. Louis||68||87||.439||20||33 – 45||35 – 42||14 – 18||18 – 28||13 – 18||4 – 6||W 1|
|X-LA Dodgers||95||59||.617||–||52 – 28||43 – 31||17 – 14||19 – 14||29 – 15||7 – 3||W 1|
|Arizona||81||73||.526||14||43 – 35||38 – 38||14 – 18||20 – 12||29 – 23||6 – 4||L 1|
|San Francisco||77||78||.497||18.5||43 – 32||34 – 46||13 – 18||20 – 13||24 – 21||3 – 7||L 1|
|San Diego||76||79||.490||19.5||43 – 37||33 – 42||16 – 16||10 – 21||25 – 24||8 – 2||L 1|
|Colorado||56||98||.364||39||34 – 40||22 – 58||14 – 20||13 – 16||12 – 36||4 – 6||L 6|
X – Clinched Division, Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
***********WILD CARD STANDINGS***************
|AL Wild Card Standings|
|Y-Tampa Bay||95||61||.609||+9.5||53-27||42-34||6-4||W 1|
|NY Yankees||78||76||.506||6.5||41-38||37-38||6-4||W 2|
|LA Angels||70||85||.452||15.0||35-40||35-45||2-8||W 1|
|Chi White Sox||59||96||.381||26.0||30-45||29-51||3-7||W 1|
|Kansas City||53||102||.342||32.0||31-47||22-55||9-1||W 5|
|NL Wild Card Standings|
|Chi Cubs||81||74||.523||–||44-36||37-38||3-7||W 2|
|San Francisco||77||78||.497||4.0||43-32||34-46||3-7||L 1|
|San Diego||76||79||.490||5.0||43-37||33-42||8-2||L 1|
|NY Mets||71||84||.458||10.0||39-36||32-48||4-6||L 3|
|St. Louis||68||87||.439||13.0||33-45||35-42||4-6||W 1|
Y – Clinched Playoff Spot
|American Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Miami Dolphins||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||60||51||0-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|New York Jets||1||1||0||.500||1.0||32||46||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Buffalo Bills||1||1||0||.500||1.0||54||32||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|New England Patriots||0||2||0||.000||2.0||37||49||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Las Vegas Raiders||1||1||0||.500||0.0||27||54||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Kansas City Chiefs||1||1||0||.500||0.0||37||30||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Los Angeles Chargers||0||2||0||.000||1.0||58||63||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Denver Broncos||0||2||0||.000||1.0||49||52||0-2-0||0-0-0||0-1-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Baltimore Ravens||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||52||33||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Pittsburgh Steelers||1||1||0||.500||1.0||33||52||1-1-0||0-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1 W|
|Cleveland Browns||1||1||0||.500||1.0||46||29||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Cincinnati Bengals||0||2||0||.000||2.0||27||51||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-2-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Jacksonville Jaguars||1||1||0||.500||0.0||40||38||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Indianapolis Colts||1||1||0||.500||0.0||52||51||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 W|
|Tennessee Titans||1||1||0||.500||0.0||42||40||1-0-0||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||1 W|
|Houston Texans||0||2||0||.000||1.0||29||56||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|National Football Conference|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Dallas Cowboys||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||70||10||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Philadelphia Eagles||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||59||48||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Washington Commanders||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||55||49||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|New York Giants||1||2||0||.333||1.5||43||98||0-1-0||1-1-0||1-2-0||0-1-0||1 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|San Francisco 49ers||3||0||0||1.000||0.0||90||42||1-0-0||2-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||3 W|
|Los Angeles Rams||1||1||0||.500||1.5||53||43||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1 L|
|Seattle Seahawks||1||1||0||.500||1.5||50||61||0-1-0||1-0-0||1-1-0||0-1-0||1 W|
|Arizona Cardinals||0||2||0||.000||2.5||44||51||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Green Bay Packers||1||1||0||.500||0.0||62||45||0-0-0||1-1-0||1-1-0||1-0-0||1 L|
|Detroit Lions||1||1||0||.500||0.0||52||57||0-1-0||1-0-0||0-1-0||0-0-0||1 L|
|Minnesota Vikings||0||2||0||.000||1.0||45||54||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-0-0||2 L|
|Chicago Bears||0||2||0||.000||1.0||37||65||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-1-0||2 L|
|W||L||T||Pct||GB||PF||PA||Home||Road||vs. Conf||vs. Div||Streak|
|Atlanta Falcons||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||49||34||2-0-0||0-0-0||2-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|New Orleans Saints||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||36||32||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||1-0-0||2 W|
|Tampa Bay Buccaneers||2||0||0||1.000||0.0||47||34||1-0-0||1-0-0||2-0-0||0-0-0||2 W|
|Carolina Panthers||0||2||0||.000||2.0||27||44||0-1-0||0-1-0||0-2-0||0-2-0||2 L|
X – Clinched Playoff Spot, Y – Clinched Division, Z – Clinched Home Field Advantage
***********TODAY IN BASEBALL HISTORY************
1903 Bill Bradley hits for the cycle, accumulating 12 total bases in the Naps’ 12-2 rout of Washington at American League Park. Last month, the Cleveland third baseman collected three triples in a game to tie a still-standing AL record.
1916 At Cleveland’s League Park, Marty Kavanaugh hits the first-ever pinch-hit grand slam in baseball history. The infielder’s historic homer proves to be the difference as the Indians beat the Red Sox, 5-3.
1919 With a blast that clears the Polo Grounds roof, Red Sox outfielder Babe Ruth ties the game in the top of the ninth in an eventual 2-1 loss to the Yankees that takes 13 innings to complete. The Bambino’s round-tripper, his 28th of the season, breaks the 19th-century home run record established in 1894 by Ned Williamson of the NL’s Chicago White Stockings.
1922 Cardinals outfielder Rogers Hornsby hits home runs off Giant hurlers Jesse and Virgil Barnes. The brothers’ homers enable the ‘Rajah’ to set the National League record for round-trippers in a season with 42.
1925 With the Yankees trailing by three runs in the bottom of the tenth inning, Babe Ruth hits a Sarge Connally pitch for a game-winning home run, which beats the White Sox, 6-5. The ‘Sultan of Swat’ becomes the first modern player to blast a walk-off grand slam to win the game by one run.
1925 The Senators clinch their second consecutive American League pennant when they sweep a doubleheader from Cleveland at Griffith Stadium, 4-3 and 6-2. Washington will have a week to prepare before facing Pittsburgh in the Fall Classic.
1926 The Cardinals clinch their first pennant in the franchise’s 35-year history when they beat the Giants at the Polo Grounds. Billy Southworth’s second-inning two-run home run off his former team proves to be the difference in St. Louis’ 6-4 victory at the Polo Grounds.
1928 A Monday afternoon crowd of only 404 watches the Tigers blank the last-place Red Sox, 8-0. The meager amount of fans at Navin Field is the lowest American League attendance ever recorded in Detroit.
1933 In his last big-league at-bat, Joe Sewell ends his 14-year career, singling in the decisive run as a pinch-hitter in the Yankees’ 4-3 victory over the Red Sox at Fenway Park. The infielder ends his 14-year career, spent mainly with the Indians, striking out only 114 times of 8,332 total plate appearances (1.4%).
(Ed. Note: The 34-year-old would need an additional 7,967 plate appearances to equal Mark Reynolds’ 2009 single-season record of 223 strikeouts. -LP)
1934 A sparse crowd of 1,500 fans witness Babe Ruth’s final appearance wearing pinstripes at Yankee Stadium. In the team’s 5-0 loss to the Red Sox, the 39-year-old aging superstar, who will play with the Boston Braves next season, is replaced in the first inning by a pinch-runner after getting on base via a walk.
1940 At Shibe Park, Red Sox first baseman Jimmie Foxx blasts his 500th career home run off A’s pitcher George Caster. The historic homer is one of four round-trippers hit in the inning, setting an American League mark.
1942 In the final game of his twentieth and last full season, 41-year-old Ted Lyons beats the Indians, going the distance in the White Sox’ 3-1 victory at Cleveland’s League Park. ‘Sunday Teddy,’ although exempt from the draft, enlists in the U.S. Marine Corps after the season and fights in the Pacific during WW II after the season, completes all of his twenty games, 13 started on Sundays, posting a 14-6 record along with an ERA of 2.10.
1948 The Red Sox’s loss to the Yankees and Detroit’s defeat of the Indians results in a three-way tie for first place with Boston, Cleveland, and New York, finishing the day with identical records of 91-56 with only seven games to play. A one-game playoff between the Tribe and Boston will be needed to crown Cleveland as the American League champs.
1950 With 66,924 fans in attendance, the Yankees beat the Red Sox, 9-5, on Johnny Mize Day at Yankee Stadium. The 38-year-old first baseman and future Hall of Famer contributes to the victory over the fading Boston team, now four games behind the Bronx Bombers, with a single and double.
1957 In front of a meager crowd of 2,598 at Griffith Stadium, Senator right-hander Hal Griggs ends Ted Williams’ streak of reaching base in 16 straight times when he induces the Red Sox outfielder to ground out to second base in the top of the first inning. In his next at-bat, the ‘Splendid Splinter’ homers off the Washington starter to begin the fourth inning, proving the difference in Boston’s 2-1 victory over Washington.
1957 Grounding out, Pirates left-handed first baseman Dee Fondy becomes the last player ever to bat in Ebbets Field when the Dodgers blank the Bucs, 2-0, in the final major league game ever played in Brooklyn.
1967 Gary Nolan becomes only the second pitcher in baseball history to strike out 200 batters in a season as a teenager when he fans Adolfo Phillips in the bottom of the fourth inning of the Reds’ 3-2 victory over Chicago at Wrigley Field. The 19-year-old right-handed fireballer joins Hall of Famer Bob Feller, who accomplished the milestone before reaching the age of twenty in 1938, hurling for the Indians.
1968 During a game against the Braves in Atlanta, Mets manager Gil Hodges suffers a mild heart attack. The New York skipper, who will die of a massive coronary in 1972, is hospitalized until October 20, when doctors give him a clean bill of health but warned him about the continued risks of stress and smoking.
1969 In the inaugural season of divisional play, the Mets clinch the first-ever National League East title. Gary Gentry fires a four-hitter, blanking the Cardinals, 6-0, in front of a frenzied Shea Stadium crowd, which spills onto the field en masse after the game to celebrate their team’s amazing accomplishment.
1971 In the top of the fourth inning of a losing effort to Philadelphia, Cubs’ starter Milt Pappas strikes out the side, throwing just nine pitches. Greg Luzinski, Don Money, and Mike Anderson are the right-hander’s immaculate inning victims.
1971 Al Downing becomes a 20-game winner when he blanks the Braves at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium, 2-0. The Dodger left-hander, best remembered for giving up Hank Aaron’s historic 715th home run, will compile a 123-107 record during his 17-year major league career.
1974 Orioles hurler Dave McNally gives up the milestone hit, a two-bagger down the right-field line. 3000th hit. Orioles hurler Dave McNally gives up the milestone hit, a two-bagger down the right-field line.
1975 In Oakland, the A’s clinch their fifth consecutive AL West title with a 13-2 rout of Chicago. Reggie Jackson leads the 13-hit attack at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum with home runs in his first two at-bats, and Vida Blue tosses six innings to earn his 21st victory.
1975 Tom Seaver learns the adage the “third time’s the charm” isn’t always true when he loses his bid for a no-hitter in the ninth inning for the third time in his career. After striking out Don Kessinger and Rick Monday, rookie outfielder Joe Wallis, playing in his 15th career game, singles to right field for the Cubs’ first hit off the Mets’ starter in the Wrigley Field contest.
1977 Gene Richards of the Padres and Pirates outfielder Omar Moreno swipe their 50th base of the season to surpass Sonny Jackson’s rookie record set with the Astros in 1966. The Friars’ first baseman will establish a new freshman mark, ending the campaign with 56 thefts, three more than the Bucs’ flychaser.
1978 Yankee southpaw Ron Guidry ties the American League record for shutouts tossed in a season by a lefty when he blanks Cleveland, 4-0. With his ninth complete scoreless game, ‘ Gator equals Babe Ruth’s mark, who accomplished the feat in 1916 with the Red Sox.
1984 The Cubs clinch the National League East flag with a 4-2 victory over Pittsburgh at Three Rivers Stadium. Rick Suttcliffe’s two-hitter gives the Northsiders their first title since 1945.
1985 Andre Dawson hits two homers in the same inning for the second time in his career, becoming the second major leaguer to accomplish the feat. The Expo outfielder also went yard twice in the same frame on July 30, 1978.
1988 Julio Franco’s two-out, two-strike ninth-inning bad-hop single spoils Dave Stieb’s bid for a no-hitter. The Blue Jays’ starter settles for a 1-0 one-hit victory over the Indians.
1991 With his 37th homer of the season, Howard Johnson establishes a new NL record for round-trippers by a switch-hitter when he goes deep off Bob Walk in the Mets’ 10-8 loss to Pittsburgh at Shea Stadium. HoJo finishes the season with 38 home runs, finishing the season with 38 home runs, extending the previous mark he had set in 1987.
1992 At the age of 40, Dave Winfield drives in four runs with a homer and a two-run double, becoming the oldest player to drive in 100 runs. The future Hall of Famer’s offensive outburst helps the Blue Jays beat the Orioles, 8-2.
1992 Kenny Lofton establishes an Indian record when he steals his 62nd base of the season, a swipe of second base in the first inning. The Tribe’s rookie center fielder surpasses the previous franchise mark established by Miguel Dilone in 1980.
1993 Defeating Cincinnati, 9-2, the Rockies set a National League record for wins by an expansion team. Colorado’s 65th win of the season surpasses the mark established by the Houston Colt .45s in 1962.
1998 Tom Gordon sets a major league record for the most consecutive saves when he collects his 42nd in the Red Sox’s 9-6 win over the Orioles. ‘Flash’ pitches a perfect ninth inning, striking out the three batters he faces.
2001 Batting for reliever Joe Beimel in the bottom of the sixth inning, Craig Wilson drives the first pitch he sees into the seats for his seventh pinch-hit home run, tying the major league mark established last season by Dodger infielder Dave Hansen. The Pirate rookie’s two-run round-tripper sparks a five-run frame, enabling the Bucs to overcome a 5-0 deficit in their eventual 7-6 victory over the Chicago at PNC Park.
2001 Former American major leaguer Tuffy Rhodes ties the Japanese single-season record set by Sadaharu Oh in 1964 when he takes fireballer Daisuke Matsuzaka deep for his 55th home run. The Kintetsu Buffaloes outfielder has five games left to break the record, but opposing pitchers will continually walk him intentionally, preventing the American from breaking the immortal Oh’s record.
2002 The Astros have their first rain delay at home since July 15, 1976. To save time, officials decide to cover the Minute Maid field with a tarp during the 19-minute delay rather than use the retractable roof.
2002 Jason Giambi homers in his first two trips to the plate in the Yankees’ 6-0 win over Tampa Bay at the Stadium. The pair of round-trippers gives the slugging outfielder a total of 40 for the season, and when added with Jeremy’s total of 20 home runs, hit with Oakland and Philadelphia, the Giambi brothers set the record for homers by siblings in the same season, topping the 59 hit by Joe (46) and Vince DiMaggio (13) in 1937.
2003 Eric Gagne ties John Smoltz’s National League mark for saves with 55 when he helps the Dodgers defeat the Padres, 5-3. The Los Angeles closer equals the NL mark in consecutive opportunities, which is also a record.
2004 Atlanta’s streak of consecutive division titles extends to 13, with the Braves clinching the NL East due to an 8-7 victory over the Marlins. The record run excludes the strike-shortened season of 1994 but includes the three titles won in the NL West before the re-alignment of teams in 1993.
2004 After he gives up five runs in the Red Sox’ 6-4 loss to the Bronx Bombers at Fenway Park, Pedro Martinez tells the media, “they beat me. They’re that good right now. They’re that hot. I just tip my hat and call the Yankees my daddy.” The words will come back to haunt the Dominican right-hander when the fans begin chanting “Who’s your daddy?” every time he takes the mound in New York during the American League Championship Series.
2005 Averaging more than 50,000 fans per game, the Yankees become the third franchise in major league history, and the first since the 1994 strike, to pass the four-million attendance mark. The 1993 Colorado Rockies and the 1991-1993 Toronto Blue Jays are the other teams that have reached the milestone.
2006 With the best record in the major leagues at 94-62, the Tigers clinched their first playoff spot since 1987. Detroit’s 11-4 victory over the Royals at Kauffman Stadium ends the 19-season postseason drought.
2006 As the Petco Park sellout crowd roars, Trevor Hoffman retires all three Pittsburgh batters he faces in the ninth inning, ensuring a 2-1 San Diego victory. The Padres closer’s 479th career save surpasses Lee Smith’s total (1980-1997), making the 38-year-old reliever the all-time leader in saves.
2006 David Ortiz ties Babe Ruth’s American League record with his 32nd round-tripper on the road. ‘Big Papi’s 53rd homer of the season comes in the Red Sox’ 13-4 losing effort to the Blue Jays at the Rogers Centre.
2007 Baltimore completes a season sweep of the Royals with a 3-2 victory at Camden Yards. The Orioles, twenty-three games under the .500 mark, beat Kansas City seven times in seven tries, making it only the sixth time in the American League history that a sweep of a season series of an AL opponent has occurred.
2008 Thanks to Mark Teixeira’s eighth-inning solo home run, the Mariners are defeated by the Angels, 6-5, making it the fourth time in franchise history the club has lost 100 games. Seattle is the first team with a $100 million payroll to lose 100 games.
2009 The Nationals lose their one-hundredth game of the season when the team drops a 7-6 decision to the Dodgers at home. Washington, who posted a 59-102 record last year, becomes the first National League franchise to reach the century mark in defeats in back-to-back campaigns since the Padres accomplished the dubious feat, dropping 102 contests in both 1973 and 1974.
2009 When his team beats Kansas City, 10-3, Red Sox skipper Terry Francona moves ahead of Mike Higgins with his 561st win piloting Boston, the second-most in franchise history. Joe Cronin, the club’s all-time leader, accumulated 1,071 wins during his 13-year tenure from 1935 to 1947.
2010 Rafael Soriano sets a club record when he earns his 44th save in the Rays’ 5-3 win over Seattle at Tropicana Field. The right-handed reliever, who will extend the mark to 45, had been tied with Roberto Hernandez, who saved 43 games for Tampa Bay in 1999.
2011 The 200,000th game played in major league history since 1876 goes overtime. In the milestone meeting of big-league clubs, the visiting Rockies need 13 innings to beat the Astros, 4-2 at Minute Maid Park.
2011 With his strikeout of pinch-hitter Jose Lopez in the Brewers’ 6-4 win over Florida, John Axford earns his 45th save to set the single-season franchise mark. The Milwaukee closer surpasses Francisco Cordero, who established the record with 44 in 2007.
2011 Dillon Gee becomes the first Mets rookie to win 13 games in a season in 27 years when New York defeats Washington, 6-3. In 1984, Dwight Gooden compiled a 17-9 record as a freshman in 31 starts for the team.
2011 The Yankees celebrate the 50th anniversary of Roger Maris’s record-breaking 61st home run in a pregame ceremony before a nationally televised game with Boston. The festivities include Derek Jeter carrying the bat to home plate that the Rajah used to hit the Tracy Stallard pitch, and Sal Durante, the 19-year-old fan who caught the historic homer in the right-field stands, bringing the ball hit on October 1, 1961, onto the field.
2012 Curtis Granderson becomes only the fifth player in franchise history to hit 40 home runs in consecutive seasons when he goes deep into the upper deck at Target Field in the Yankees’ 6-3 victory over Minnesota. The 31-year-old southpaw-swinging slugger joins Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle, and Jason Giambi as the only other Bronx Bombers to accomplish the feat.
2013 The Marlins lose their 100th game of the year, dropping a 2-1 decision to Philadelphia en route to the second-worst record (62-100) in franchise history. The season follows a much-maligned fire sale that left the team without its prized players from the 2012 roster, including Hanley Ramirez, Jose Reyes, Heath Bell, and starting pitchers Mark Buehrle and Josh Johnson.
2013 Cardinals rookie Michael Wacha, making his ninth career start, loses his no-hit bid with two outs in the ninth inning on Ryan Zimmerman’s infield single in the team’s 2-0 victory over the Nationals at Busch Stadium. The 22-year-old Redbird right-hander, taken out of the game after the hit, becomes the third pitcher this season to have a no-hitter broken up with one out to go, joining Yu Darvish of the Ranger and the Giants’ Yusmeiro Petit, both who had perfect games after facing 26 batters.
2014 Twins’ hurler Phil Hughes loses a $500,000 bonus when he doesn’t return to the mound after a lengthy rain delay, falling an out short of the 210 innings needed to trigger a contract incentive worth a half-a-million bucks. The Minnesota right-hander, who held Arizona to one run over eight innings, finishes his first year with the team with an 11.63 K/BB ratio, the highest single-season mark for a starter in the history of the game, surpassing Bret Saberhagen’s record of an 11.00 K/BB accomplished with the 1994 Mets.
2018 En route to winning 108 games this season, the Red Sox break a franchise record with their 106th victory, beating the Orioles, the sixth team in American League history to lose 111 games. Boston’s 6-2 triumph at home surpasses the 1912 team’s 105 wins recorded in their first season at Fenway Park.
September 24, 1930 – The very first NFL game played under portable electric lights occurs in Portsmouth, Ohio as the Portsmouth Spartans faced the Brooklyn Dodgers in a night game. The first official NFL night game under the lights took place on November 6, 1929 in Kinsley Park Stadium in Providence, RI. Reflecting back to the game in Ohio in 1930 though the Spartans defeated the Dodgers by the score of 12-0 at University Stadium which is reported to still stand to this day and is now aptly called Spartan Municipal Stadium.
September 24, 1983 – Franklin College’s quarterback Pat Brennan is intercepted a record nine times by a stingy Saginaw Valley State defense. Saginaw Valley’s great day in the secondary led them to a 40-21 victory over the opponent. Interestingly enough Pat Brennan eleven days earlier was selected as the NAIA National Player of the Week for throwing for 392 yards and six touchdowns against opponent Wisconsin-Eau Claire in the 56-28 Grizzlies win on September 10, 1983.
September 24, 1991 – Two sport phenom Deion Sanders returned to the MLB’s Atlanta Braves as he had been with the Atlanta Falcons through training camp and the start of the season since July 31 of that year. Sanders had a special clause in his NFL contract that allowed him to leave the Falcons to play in the Braves postseason, and since the Falcons had a bye week Sanders contributed to their baseball teams stretch run.
September 24, 2009 – The University of South Carolina upsets the 4th ranked Ole Miss 16-10. The heavily favored Rebels entered the contest averaging 48 points per game, but the stingy Game-Cocks defense and head coach Steve Spurrier had something else in mind as they stymied Ole Miss for much of the afternoon.
September 24, 2017 – The NFL players responded, many in protest to President Donald Trump’s comments on them and their actions during the National Anthem before games. Teams and players responded by some kneeling, some locking arms and others staying in the locker room during the anthem.
September 24, 2022 – A heartbreak of a loss! In a dramatic play in Overtime Missouri running back Nathaniel Peat looked to seal the victory over Auburn as he raced down the sideline. As the youngster was being knocked out of bounds near the pylon he reached the ball out with his right arm but it was knocked away by an Auburn defender and went through the endzone for a touchback. Since Auburn kicked a field goal on their OT possession, the Auburn Tigers won the game 17-14 over Mizzou on a play that may haunt Missouri fans for years to come.
Hall of Fame Birthday for September 24
September 24, 1941 – John Mackey was a 6 foot 2 inch 224 pound tight end from Syracuse University. The Baltimore Colts selected John with the second pick of the 1963 NFL Draft. Mackey played with the Colts for nine years and then spent one final NFL season with the San Diego Chargers. John somewhat redefined the tight end position from strictly being just another blocking lineman to that of an additional speedy deep threat. His performance in the 1966 season was evidence of him loosening up the defenses as he scored 6 of his nine touchdowns on passes longer than 50 yards! Mackey entered the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1992’s induction ceremonies as only the second strictly tight end.
September 24, 1946 – Mean Joe Greene was a former defensive tackle from North Texas State. Joe Greene was known as a pretty nice guy off of the football field, but he was tabbed with the “Mean” part of his nickname by the mascot of North Texas State being called the Mean Green. North Texas with Joe in the lineup allowed less than 2 yards per carry in the 29 games from 1965 through the 1968 season. Joe was a consensus All-American in college football in 1968. The Pittsburgh Steelers used the first pick in the 1969 NFL draft to bring the 6′-4″ , 275 pound d-lineman to the Steel City. The Steelers were rewarded in this selection by Greene becoming the NFL Rookie of the YEar for the 1969 season and in his 13 year career he went to 10 Pro Bowls and was the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year in both the 1972 and 1974 seasons! 1972 was special as Joe recorded 5 of his 11 season high sacks in a crucial must-win game against the Houston Oilers to propel the Steelers into their first playoff game ever in franchise history! The Steelers a couple of years later won their first of four Super Bowls with Big number 75 anchoring the famed “Steel Curtain Defense.” Joe Greene was enshrined into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1987 & the College Football Hall of Fame in 1984.
September 24, 1953 – Oklahoma running back Joe Washington was born. Joe played for the Sooner from 1972 through the 1975 seasons and in that span the team had a record of 43-2-1 and won two National Championships! Washington put up 3995 yards on the ground and 5781 all-purpose yards to power the Oklahoma offense. Joe earned All-American honors twice in college and he was selected as the fourth overall pick in the 1976 Draft by the San Diego Chargers. After one season with the Chargers the running back then played for the Colts for 3 years, the Redskins 3 seasons and stint with the Atlanta Falcons in his final year of playing. Washington’s NFL career lasted for 9 seasons and his 8252 total yards from scrimmage and 31 touchdowns made him a formidable back for defenses to deal with. The National Football Foundation selected him to enter into their College Football Hall of Fame in 2005.
September 24, 1973 – Eddie George was a halfback from Ohio State University. Out of high school George was heavily recruited by top programs to be a linebacker in college. Eddie later told the press that he chose Ohio State mainly so that he could remain a running back. He made the right choice as demonstrated in his senior season as the Buckeye’s Bell Cow running back as George rushed for 100 yards in 12 straight games! It was from numbers like that that Eddie George won the 1995 Walter Camp Player of the Year, the Doak Walker Award, the Maxwell Award, the Jim Brown Award and the Heisman Trophy! Ohio State retired his number 27 in 1995 and the College Football Hall of Fame secured him in their line-up of legends in 2011’s entry class. Eddie went on to be drafted into the 1996 NFL Draft by the Houston Oilers. A year later the Oilers moved to Tennessee and later became the Tennessee Titans and Eddie George still owns most of the franchise’s rushing records. He stayed with his original franchise for 8 seasons and then played a final year for the Dallas Cowboys. He ranks 23rd in NFL rushing yards and has the distinction as being only one of two players to have rushed for over 10,000 yards and to have never missed a start, the Great Jim Brown being the other. Pretty good company to be with!
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16 – 25 – 12 – 6 – 18 – 49 – 14 – 3 – 24 – 32
September 24, 19
September 24, 1903 – Bill Bradley became the first Cleveland baseball player (Cleveland Naps) to hit for cycle
September 24, 1906 – St Louis Card Stony McGlynn no-hits Dodgers, 1-1 in 7 inning game
September 24, 1908 – Robert B Rhoads became the first Cleveland pitcher (Cleveland Naps) to toss a no-hit game, Cleveland 2, Boston 1
September 24, 1919 – Boston Red Sox slugger Babe Ruth sets MLB season home run record at 28 off Yankee Bob Shawkey in a 2-1 loss at the Polo Grounds in NYC
September 24, 1920 – Future Baseball Hall of Fame slugger Babe Ruth became the first to hit 50 home runs in a MLB season with a 1st inning blast off Jose Acosta in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Senators
September 24, 1922 – St Louis Cardinals future Baseball Hall of Fame infielder Rogers Hornsby sets National League HR mark at 42
September 24, 1929 – New York Yankee pitcher Number 16, Tom Zachary ends season 12-0, record for most pitching wins without a loss in one season
September 24, 1967 – NFL St. Louis Cardinals’ Jim Bakken, Number 25 kicked 7 field goals at Pittsburgh Steelers, setting an NFL record at the time
September 24, 1972 – New York Jets QB Number 12, Joe Namath passes for 6 touchdowns vs Baltimore Colts (44-34)
September 24, 1974 – Al Kaline, Detroit Tiger Number 6, that season became just the 12th MLB player to reach the 3,000 hits plateau
September 24, 1977 – Ken Hinton, Number 18 of CFL’s British Columbia Lions returned a punt 130 yards
September 24, 1978 – Ron Guidry, Number 49 of the Yankeesearned a win over Cleveland 4-0, raising his record to 23-3 ERA 1.74
September 24, 1979 – Pete Rose, Number 14 reaches 200 hits in a season for 10th time
September 24, 1983 – Braves Dale Murphy, Number 3 became the 6th to hit 30 HRs and steal 30 bases in season
September 24, 1985 – Montreal Expo Andre Dawson, Number 24 became the 9th to get 6 RBIs in an inning (5th), and joins Willey McCovey to hit 2 HRs in an inn twice
September 24, 1992 – John Jaha, Number 32 tied record of 11 stolen bases along with his Brewers teammates
September 24, 1992 – Toronto’s Dave Winfield, Number 32, at age40, became the oldest player to reach 100-RBI
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL (WOMEN’S)
1 a.m. (Sunday)
FS2 — AFL: Fremantle at Essendon
3 a.m. (Sunday)
FS2 — AFL: Western at Gold Coast
AUSTRALIAN RULES FOOTBALL (WOMEN’S)
3 a.m. (Sunday)
FS2 — AFL: Western at Gold Coast
FS1 — NHRA: Qualifying, zMAX Dragway, Concord, N.C. (Taped)
FS1 — NHRA: The betway NHRA Carolina Nationals, zMAX Dragway, Concord, N.C.
NBC — FIM MotoGP: The IndianOil Grand Prix of India, Buddh International Circuit, Uttar Pradesh, India (Taped)
USA — NASCAR Cup Series: The AutoTrader EchoPark Automotive 400, Playoffs – Round of 12, Texas Motor Speedway, Fort Worth, Texas
CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MX2, Matterly Basin, Great Britain (Taped)
CBSSN — FIM Motocross: The MXGP, Matterly Basin, Great Britain (Taped)
FS1 — PBA: The Elias Cup, Quarterfinals, Portland, Maine
COLLEGE SOCCER (MEN’S)
BTN — Ohio St. at Northwestern
COLLEGE SOCCER (WOMEN’S)
ESPNU — Florida St. at North Carolina
ACCN — Clemson at Boston College
ESPNU — Kentucky at Florida
SECN — Auburn at Mississippi
BTN — Michigan St. at Wisconsin
ESPNU — Tennessee at South Carolina
COLLEGE VOLLEYBALL (WOMEN’S)
ACCN — Miami at Virginia Tech
PAC-12N — Stanford at Colorado
ESPN — Tennessee at Kentucky
PAC-12N — Oregon St. at Southern Cal
SECN — Alabama at Mississippi St.
PAC-12N — Oregon at UCLA
SECN — Georgia at Florida
BTN — Minnesota at Nebraska
FIBA BASKETBALL (MEN’S)
NBATV — FIBA Intercontinental Cup: TBD, 3rd Place Game, Kallang, Singapore
NBATV — FIBA Intercontinental Cup: TBD, Final, Kallang, Singapore
FS1 — Bassmaster Opens: The 2023 St. Croix Bassmaster Open at Lake of the Ozarks, Osage Beach, Mo.
GOLF — The Solheim Cup: Final Day, Club De Golf Finca, Andalusia, Spain
CW — LIV Golf League: Final Round, Rich Harvest Farms, Chicago
GOLF — Korn Ferry Tour: The Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship, Final Round, Ohio State University Scarlet Course, Columbus, Ohio
GOLF — DP World Tour: The Cazoo Open De France, Final Round, Le Golf National – Albatros Course, Guyancourt, France (Taped)
GOLF — PGA Tour Champions: The Pure Insurance Championship, Final Round, Pebble Beach Golf Links, Pebble Beach, Calif. (Taped)
FS2 — NYRA: America’s Day at the Races
ABC — PLL Playoffs: Waterdogs vs. Archers, Championship, Chester, Pa.
MLBN — Regional Coverage: Toronto at Tampa Bay OR NY Mets at Philadelphia
MLBN — Regional Coverage: St. Louis at San Diego OR Detroit at Oakland
ESPN — San Francisco at LA Dodgers
ESPN2 — San Francisco at LA Dodgers (Kay-Rod Cast)
CBS — Regional Coverage: Tennessee at Cleveland, Denver at Miami, New England at NY Jets, Buffalo at Washington, Indianapolis at Baltimore
FOX — Regional Coverage: Atlanta at Detroit, New Orleans at Green Bay, LA Chargers at Minnesota, Houston at Jacksonville
CBS — Regional Coverage: Carolina at Seattle
FOX — Regional Coverage: Chicago at Kansas City OR Dallas at Arizona
NBC — Pittsburgh at Las Vegas
NHLN — Preseason: Buffalo at Washington
NHLN — Preseason: NY Rangers at Boston
NHLN — Preseason: Vegas at San Jose
CBS — Regional Coverage: PBR: The Camping World Teams Series, Greensboro, N.C.
CBSSN — PBR: The Camping World Teams Series, Greensboro, N.C.
CNBC — World Cup Group Stage: Scotland vs. Tonga, Group A, Nice, France
CBSSN — SailGP: Day 2 – Event 4, Taranto, Italy (Taped)
USA — Premier League: AFC Bournemouth at Brighton & Hove Albion
USA — Premier League: Newcastle United at Sheffield United
CBSSN — Serie A: Napoli at Bologna
FS1 — MLS: Inter Miami FC at Orlando City SC
FS1 — MLS: LA Galaxy at Austin FC
FS2 — MLS: LA Galaxy at Austin FC (Spanish Broadcast)
TNT — International Friendly: U.S. vs. South Africa, Chicago
TENNIS — Zhuhai-ATP Quarterfinals
TENNIS — Laver Cup: Europe vs. World
TENNIS — Zhuhai-ATP,
TENNIS — Zhuhai-ATP, Chengdu-ATP Semifinals; Tokyo-WTA Early Rounds
ESPN — WNBA Playoffs: Connecticut at New York, Semifinal, Game 1
5 p.m. ESPN2 — WNBA Playoffs: Dallas at Las Vegas, Semifinal, Game 1