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e-mail Dear TWIF, Well, the stage is set. When you consider that most people think Ohio State and USC will play again in the national championship game, wouldn’t it be a good idea to lose this game so that we’ll have the revenge factor on our side in the rematch? Everyone knows it’s hard to beat the same team twice in the same season. Ron, Obetz

Wouldn’t A Loss To USC Be Better For Long Run? the Heisman is his. And that means Archie Griffin’s intro (“The only twotime Heisman Trophy winner. . .) remains in tact.

the rest of their schedule, and then beat the men of Troy again for added emphasis. Then no one could accuse OSU of being the Luckeyes, etc. Let’s get ‘er done! Dear TWIF, Agree or disagree: Beanie Wells wins or loses the Heisman Trophy based on his performance against USC this week. Vera, Bexley

Dear Ron, You’re not the first person to Dear Vera, suggest a Buckeye loss could be a Agree. Because Ohio State’s good thing in this situation. My schedule is considered very weak, philosophy is that a loss is never a the USC game gives Wells his only good thing. If anything, what might spotlight opportunity to show how help Ohio State’s image nationally good he really is. If he plays well would beM05125_Cin_vFIN.pdf to win Saturday’s game 11:33:59 at and 7/24/08 AM then averages 135-plus yards a USC, have the Trojans roll through game the rest of the season, I’d say

Dear TWIF, Browns fans are driving me nuts already. Please put them in their place by letting them know they’ll never win the AFC North over our beloved Steelers. T.R., New Albany Dear T.R., ‘I’m feelin’ ya brother.’ Heard one of my kids use that line and figured it fit here. Not sure, actually. But in the event I’m clueless, I will concede that the Browns do have the talent to go toe-to-toe with the Steelers. The difference may simply come down to familiarity, in that Pittsburgh is used to competing with playoff stakes on the line, while this is fairly new territory for the Browns, even though they were in the hunt last year. What I do like is that both meetings are going to be tightly-contested, just like the good old days. Go Stillers!

Dear TWIF, After beating Youngstown State and squeaking by Ohio, I’m concerned the upgrade in talent that USC has will catch Ohio State off-guard, just as LSU and Florida’s talent did the last two years. Ohio State should have played at least one decent team before heading out west. I hope I’m wrong, but I seldom am. George, Dublin Dear George, How do I argue with a man who is seldom wrong? Well, considering I’m never wrong, I guess I have the right. (Oh, how I wish!). The Buckeyes know what to expect this week, so I don’t think they’ll suffer the deer-in-the-headlights experience. This team is too experienced.

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Kings of the Jungle

Marvin White By Edward Mauler

doing this my whole life, so I just slowed myself down and told myself to be smart out there. I had a lot of jitters before the first snap but the game kept slowing down as it wore on and I made some plays. You were an education major at TCU. Any plans to become a teacher after your NFL career? I really would like to coach after I retire, and I had a really good advisor in college who told me to be qualified to teach. You miss your college days? TCU was a great experience and it’s really big on academics. I had great teachers, coaches and friends. It was the best thing to ever happen to me. Finish the sentence: If I wasn’t playing football, I’d be… coaching. I’ve been around coaches so much through my life and I’d like to mentor kids and help them get into college.

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body and don’t get out much, but I do get out and enjoy myself. What’s your hometown, Port Barre, Are you any good at La., like? It’s a real small country town basketball? I was an Allwith a population of like 2,000. Everybody American in high school, knows each other and it’s real special but I like to keep that a because it’s so family orientated and everysecret because guys like body cares about each other. Everybody T.J. (Houshmandzadeh) really pulls for everybody to do their best. think they’re good and What’s your favorite Louisiana dish? I enjoy surprising them Gumbo. My mom always cooks me a good with my game. gumbo for whenever I come home. What’s your favorite Is that her way of convincing you to sports movie? I like the come back home? Yeah. I don’t eat real underdog, so I’ll go with well when I’m away from home, so my “Rudy.” I try to focus mom always makes sure to have a nice myself on how Rudy went meal waiting for me when I get home. Does everybody speak in a Cajun Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals all out and worked really hard despite having little accent in Port Barre? Oh yeah, definitely. Guys on the team are always asking me, “What talent. I know I have talent because you have to, are you saying?” They’re always getting on me for to play in the NFL, but I know that I have to work extremely hard and go the extra mile because that’s talking too fast. Eating gumbo probably can’t be considered a the key. Outworking everybody. You made your first NFL start Week 13 last hobby, so what’s your favorite activity outside of football? Playing basketball, video games, hanging year as a rookie. How did that feel? I was excited out with my friends and kids. I’m more of a home- and nervous, but then I remembered that I’ve been

Position: Safety Height: 6-1 Weight: 199 Birthdate: December 5, 1983 College: TCU Hometown: Port Barre, La. Acquired: 2007, NFL Draft, fourth round NFL experience: second season

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After watching Cincinnati’s season-opening 17-10 loss to Baltimore, I want to say these are the same old Bengals we’re used to seeing, but that would be an insult to the old Bengals. These new 2008 Bengals. . . wow! These might be the worst bunch of Bengals since Don Shula’s son was coaching them into national oblivion. That was more than 10 years ago. Ten long years. Ten bad years. But the Bengals we saw Sunday at Baltimore, well, they’re as bad as any bunch of Bengals we’ve seen since then. Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer was outplayed by the Ravens’ Joe Flacco, a rookie making his NFL debut. Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis was outcoached by John Harbaugh in Harbaugh’s debut. The Bengal defense was soft. Its offense was ineffective. Its kicking game was awful. At least the old Bengals had a

running back, whether it was Corey Dillon or Rudi Johnson, or even Kenny Watson, who could make some yardage. These Bengals had former first-round pick Chris Perry, whose legs are attached to his body with Super Glue, carrying the ball 18 times for 37 yards. At least the old Bengals had receivers, whether it was Carl Pickens and Darnay Scott or Chad Johnson and T.J. Houshmandzadeh, who could get open and make plays. These Bengals have Chad Ocho Cinco and his invisible sidekick, someone claiming to be Houshmandzadeh, combining for four catches. There are no medical excuses for these Bengals, either. It was Baltimore, not Cincinnati, that

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Scouting Report: The Tennessee Titans

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Terrible Titan Offense Faces Benign Bengal Defense It’s not as if NFL teams need to pack his bags, which somehow extra motivation, especially early in ended up in the hands of nowthe season, when everyone is conDetroit Lion back-up running back sidered a “contender.” Tatum Bell. That leaves Chris Perry But if the Tennessee Titans do as the Bengals’ featured back, which seek more fuel to their fire, they need is a little concerning considering he only to hearken back to November missed the entire 2007 campaign 25, 2007. That was the date they with a broken ankle. played as if they had stuffed themKenny Watson is also a capable selves with too much turkey in easback, but the Cincinnati ground ily their worst performance of the game has in the blink of eye plumseason. meted from one of the more effecThe opponent? Cincinnati. The tive to potentially among the worst score? Bengals 35, Titans 6. in the AFC. The result seemed out of characAnd that doesn’t bode well ter for Tennessee, which played most for one of the premier passing every opponent close in sliding into attacks in the NFL. The Titans can the playoffs a year ago. The Titans afford to pay more attention to the lost only twice by double-digit figexplosive pass-catching duo of T.J. ures. The defeat to Cincinnati came Quarterback Vince Young Houshmandzadeh and Chad Javon during a midseason stretch in which Ocho Cinco, who should remain their defense faltered. They surrendered 32 points effective despite wearing a shoulder harness. a game in three consecutive losses, but yielded just The Titans hope defensive end Jevon Kearse 16.5 points a game the rest of the way. regains the pass-rushing skills that inspired folks to If the Titans pick up where they left off defen- nickname him “The Freak.” If he does, he will team sively, they could again contend for the playoffs. up with Albert Haynesworth and Pro Bowler Kyle After all, they gave up 14 or fewer points in half Vanden Bosch to form one of the deadliest defentheir regular season games in 2007. But if they sive fronts in the NFL. pick up where they left off offensively, they very Neither of the other units is as strong, though well could be on the outside looking in. Tennessee scored just 32 points during its final three games, including a 17-6 first-round playoff loss at San Diego. The problem is that the Titans are saddled with meager skill position talent. Quarterback Vince Young took a step back last season, but was forced to heave footballs to arguably the weakest receiving corps in the league. Only running back LenDale White provided reasons for encouragement.

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Running Back LenDale White

linebacker David Thornton returns after leading the team with 140 tackles and corners Nick Harper and Cortland Finnegan performed well in 2007. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Bengals

TITANS OFFENSE VS. BENGALS DEFENSE

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The Titans brought in a new offensive coordinator during the off-season. They needed one. Mike Hiemerdinger hopes to maximize Young’s talent, but the ineffectiveness of the 2006 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year wasn’t entirely his fault. Young simply had little to work with aside from White, who has emerged as one of the NFL’s rising stars. The addition of talented tight end Alge Crumpler should at least provide a short and mid-

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range target, as well as one solution to the team’s MARTY MAKES struggles in the red zone. THE CALL Young tossed Though dealing with just nine touch- distractions has become down passes last an annual ritual for the year, though a Bengals, they did win five quad injury hin- of their last eight games in dered him around 2007 and are slowly buildmidseason. But ing an acceptable defense. the thought of The Titans simply Justin McCareins don’t have enough weapand Justin Gage as ons offensively, which the starting wide puts too much pressure receivers doesn’t on their defense. And have any Tennessee their secondary is not fans turning cart- strong enough to keep wheels. And the Houshmandzadeh, Ocho loss of Jacob Bell Cinco and quarterback and Benji Olson to Carson Palmer from scorfree agency leaves ing at least a few touchthe offensive line downs. with little experiThe home-field advanence. tage belongs to Cincinnati. As punch-less So will the victory. as the Titans are BENGALS 24-18 offensively, the Bengals are equally lacking on defense, which comes as no surprise to anyone. Cincinnati did improve on that side of the ball down the stretch last year, but did so against weak competition. They did sign unrestricted free agent and former Titan Antwan Odom to play defensive end. He’ll team up with Robert Geathers to provide what should be a decent pass rush. Rookie Keith Rivers and Rashad Jeanty look promising at linebacker while cornerback Johnathan Joseph is also solid. But all in all, comparing the merits of the Tennessee offense to the Cincinnati defense is like comparing rotten apples to withered oranges. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Bengals

SPECIAL TEAMS

The battle of place-kickers should be interesting. The Titans’ Rob Bironas was nothing short of sensational last year, drilling 35-of-39 field goal attempts. He was certainly tested a year ago as his offensive teammates struggled to find their way into the end zone. The Bengals feature Shayne Graham, who has proven equally effective. He pounded 31-of-34 through the uprights in 2007. The Titans boast a slight advantage at punter with steady Craig Hentrich, but neither team is adept in the return game, though Cincinnati’s Glenn Holt has potential if he can prove that he can hang on to the ball. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Titans Photos courtesy of the Tennesse Titans PLAY PIGSKIN PICKS! www.TWIFonline.com


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TENNESSEE Tennessee. The Bengals defense can’t tackle human beings, and Vince Young isn’t mortal. Sounds like an easy win for the visitors.

PITTSBURGH Cleveland. Just because Cleveland is going to win this game - and it will - doesn’t change the fact that the Steelers are going to win the division.

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BALTIMORE Houston. Over/under on the number of Ravens QB’s knocked out of this stinker by Houston DE Mario Williams: Two.

INDIANAPOLIS Minnesota. The Vikings win after getting DE Jared Allen for such an occasion. Jared, there’s Peyton. Sic’em!

PHILADELPHIA Dallas. How can Dallas lose? Pacman Jones isn’t even the most annoying cornerback in this game. That would be the Eagles’ Lito Sheppard.

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S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-20 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-13 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

*in Toronto, but home game for Buffalo

Team Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs San Diego Chargers

@Oakland......................... San Diego ........................ New Orleans .................... @Kansas City ................... Tampa Bay ....................... Jacksonville ..................... @New England................. Bye Miami............................... @Cleveland ...................... @Atlanta .......................... Oakland ............................ @New York Jets............... Kansas City ...................... @Carolina ........................ Buffalo ............................. @San Diego .....................

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New York Jets .........14-20 @Arizona ......................... @New England................. Bye San Diego ........................ @Houston ........................ Baltimore ......................... Buffalo ............................. @Denver .......................... Seattle .............................. Oakland ............................ New England .................... @St. Louis ....................... @Buffalo* ........................ San Francisco .................. @Kansas City ................... @New York Jets...............

Team Tennessee Titans Houston Texans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars

HOUStON tEXANS

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MIAMI DOLPHINS

Team Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns

BALtIMORE RAVENS

AFC SOUTH

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

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tENNESSEE tItANS

Jacksonville ............17-10 @Cincinnati...................... Houston ........................... Minnesota ........................ @Baltimore ...................... Bye @Kansas City ................... Indianapolis ..................... Green Bay ........................ @Chicago......................... @Jacksonville .................. New York Jets .................. @Detroit........................... Cleveland ......................... @Houston ........................ Pittsburgh ........................ @Indianapolis ..................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1L 0-0 0-1 1L SAN DIEgO CHARgERS

S-7 S-14 S-22 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-4 D-14 D-21 D-28

Carolina...................24-26 @Denver .......................... New York Jets .................. @Oakland......................... @Miami ........................... New England .................... @Buffalo .......................... @New Orleans* ............... Bye Kansas City ...................... @Pittsburgh ..................... Indianapolis ..................... Atlanta.............................. Oakland ............................ @Kansas City ................... @Tampa Bay .................... Denver .............................

*in London, home game for New Orleans

NFC EAST

S-7 S-15 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-27 D-7 D-14 D-20 D-28

DALLAS COWBOYS

@Cleveland .............28-10 Philadelphia ..................... @Green Bay ..................... Washington...................... Cincinnati ......................... @Arizona ......................... @St. Louis ....................... Tampa Bay ....................... @New York Giants ........... Bye @Washington .................. San Francisco .................. Seattle .............................. @Pittsburgh ..................... New York Giants .............. Baltimore ......................... @Philadelphia ..................

NFC NORTH S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-11 D-22 D-28

@Indianapolis .................. @Carolina ........................ Tampa Bay ....................... Philadelphia ..................... @Detroit........................... @Atlanta .......................... Minnesota ........................ Bye Detroit .............................. Tennessee ........................ @Green Bay ..................... @St. Louis ....................... @Minnesota ..................... Jacksonville ..................... New Orleans .................... Green Bay ........................ @Houston ........................

Detroit .....................34-21 @Tampa Bay .................... Kansas City ...................... @Carolina ........................ @Green Bay ..................... Chicago ............................ Bye @Philadelphia .................. @Oakland......................... New Orleans .................... Denver ............................. Carolina............................ @San Diego ..................... @New Orleans ................. Tampa Bay ....................... @Minnesota ..................... St. Louis ..........................

@San Francisco ......23-13 Miami Dolphins................ @Washington .................. @New York Jets............... Buffalo ............................. Dallas ............................... Bye @Carolina ........................ @St. Louis ....................... San Francisco .................. @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Philadelphia .................. St. Louis .......................... Minnesota ........................ @New England................. Seattle ..............................

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NEW YORK gIANtS

Washington...............16-7 @St. Louis ....................... Cincinnati ......................... Bye Seattle .............................. @Cleveland ...................... San Francisco .................. @Pittsburgh ..................... Dallas ............................... @Philadelphia .................. Baltimore ......................... @Arizona ......................... @Washington .................. Philadelphia ..................... @Dallas ............................ Carolina............................ @Minnesota .....................

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L 0 1 0 0

T 0 0 0 0

DEtROIt LIONS

@Atlanta .................21-34 Green Bay ........................ @San Francisco ............... Bye Chicago ............................ @Minnesota ..................... @Houston ........................ Washington...................... @Chicago......................... Jacksonville ..................... @Carolina ........................ Tampa Bay ....................... Tennessee ........................ Minnesota ........................ @Indianapolis .................. New Orleans .................... @Green Bay .....................

L 0 0 0 1

T 0 0 0 0

CAROLINA PANtHERS

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@San Diego ............26-24 Chicago ............................ @Minnesota ..................... Atlanta.............................. Kansas City ...................... @Tampa Bay .................... New Orleans .................... Arizona............................. Bye @Oakland......................... Detroit .............................. @Atlanta .......................... @Green Bay ..................... Tampa Bay ....................... Denver ............................. @New York Giants ........... @New Orleans .................

Team Arizona Cardinals St. Louis Rams San Francisco 49ers Seattle Seahawks

ARIZONA CARDINALS

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S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-27 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

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AtLANtA FALCONS

NFC WEST

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Team Chicago Bears Detroit Lions Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings

CHICAgO BEARS

NFC SOUTH S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

Team New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Dallas Cowboys Washington Redskins

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

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Arizona....................13-23 @Seattle........................... Detroit .............................. @New Orleans ................. New England .................... Philadelphia ..................... @New York Giants ........... Seattle .............................. Bye @Arizona ......................... St. Louis .......................... @Dallas ............................ @Buffalo .......................... New York Jets .................. @Miami ........................... @St. Louis ....................... Washington......................

Pct 1.000 1.000 1.000 .000

Home 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0

Road 0-0 0-0 1-0 0-1

Div 1-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

PHILADELPHIA EAgLES

S-7 S-15 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-27 D-7 D-15 D-21 D-28

St. Louis ...................38-3 @Dallas............................ Pittsburgh ........................ @Chicago......................... Washington...................... @San Francisco ............... Bye Atlanta.............................. @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Cincinnati...................... @Baltimore ...................... Arizona............................. @New York Giants ........... Cleveland ......................... @Washington .................. Dallas ...............................

Pct .000 .000 .000 .000

Home 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

Road 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

Div 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

gREEN BAY PACKERS

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Minnesota ........................ @Detroit........................... Dallas ............................... @Tampa Bay .................... Atlanta.............................. @Seattle........................... Indianapolis ..................... Bye @Tennessee ..................... @Minnesota ..................... Chicago ............................ @New Orleans ................. Carolina............................ Houston ........................... @Jacksonville .................. @Chicago......................... Detroit ..............................

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Tampa Bay ..............24-20 @Washington .................. @Denver .......................... San Francisco .................. Minnesota ........................ Oakland ............................ @Carolina ........................ San Diego* ...................... Bye @Atlanta .......................... @Kansas City ................... Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... Atlanta.............................. @Chicago......................... @Detroit........................... Carolina............................

*in London, home game for New Orleans

Pct 1.000 .000 .000 .000 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-27 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

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Road 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-1

SEAttLE SEAHAWKS

Div 1-0 0-0 0-1 0-0

@Buffalo .................10-34 San Francisco .................. St. Louis .......................... Bye @New York Giants ........... Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... @San Francisco ............... Philadelphia ..................... @Miami ........................... Arizona............................. Washington...................... @Dallas............................ New England .................... @St. Louis ....................... New York Jets .................. @Arizona .........................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 1-0 0-0 1W 1-0 0-0 1W 0-0 0-1 1W 0-1 0-0 1L WASHINgtON REDSKINS

S-4 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-3 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

@New York Giants ....7-16 New Orleans .................... Arizona............................. @Dallas............................ @Philadelphia .................. St. Louis .......................... Cleveland ......................... @Detroit........................... Pittsburgh ........................ Bye Dallas ............................... @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Baltimore ...................... @Cincinnati...................... Philadelphia ..................... @San Francisco ...............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1L 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 MINNESOtA VIKINgS

S-8 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-6 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

@Green Bay ..................... Indianapolis ..................... Carolina............................ @Tennessee ..................... @New Orleans ................. Detroit .............................. @Chicago......................... Bye Houston ........................... Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... @Jacksonville .................. Chicago ............................ @Detroit........................... @Arizona ......................... Atlanta.............................. New York Giants ..............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 1-0 0-0 1W 1-0 0-0 1W 0-0 1-0 1W 0-1 0-0 1L tAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-8 D-14 D-21 D-28

@New Orleans ........20-24 Atlanta.............................. @Chicago......................... Green Bay ........................ @Denver .......................... Carolina............................ Seattle .............................. @Dallas............................ @Kansas City ................... Bye Minnesota ........................ @Detroit........................... New Orleans .................... @Carolina ........................ @Atlanta .......................... San Diego ........................ Oakland ............................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 1-0 0-0 1W 0-1 0-0 1L .0-1 0-0 1L 0-0 0-1 1L S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

St. LOUIS RAMS

@Philadelphia ...........3-38 New York Giants .............. @Seattle........................... Buffalo ............................. Bye @Washington .................. Dallas ............................... @New England................. Arizona............................. @New York Jets............... @San Francisco ............... Chicago ............................ Miami............................... @Arizona ......................... Seattle .............................. San Francisco .................. @Atlanta ..........................

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Building a Program: A Conversation with Brian Kelly

Brian Kelly

In an interview with the University of Cincinnati Alumni Association, Coach Brian Kelly discussed a range of topics concerning how UC’s alumni and fan base view the program. By Keith Stichtenoth UC Alumni Association

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hen Brian Kelly accepted the position of head football coach at the University of Cincinnati in late 2006, he knew he was coming to a program on the way up. But in a short time he’s learned a lot about UC as an institution, its alumni and fan base and how the Bearcats’ path to prominence must play out. In a recent conversation with the UC Alumni Association, Kelly talked about a variety of topics, including: Recruiting student-athletes to represent the university and city: “The right kind of guy is going to represent the university and never embarrass the university. Let’s keep in mind we’ve got 18-21 year old kids. They are going to make some mistakes, but in our program, they know they are going to be accountable. Before we even get to that, you make certain, because you can’t watch these kids 24 hours a day — you better bring in kids that have made good decisions in the past. So we’re looking for a kid that’s accountable, responsible. When we’re talking to a guidance counselor or if we’re talking to a coach, we want to know that this kid has made good decisions. That’s part of what the right kind of guy is.” The value of a great game-day environment: “You have to create a collegiate atmosphere, and it’s the CATwalk, it’s the band, it’s the fans, it’s the students that were coming out in thousands for our football games. And I believe that before you could build this program the right way, you have to have a collegiate atmosphere I think we’ve really hit that this past year and it’s only going to get better.” The importance of Bearcat fans traveling in support of their team: “You might recall (last year’s) West Virginia game where there were a lot of West Virginia fans sitting in our reserved section because they went online and purchased those tickets — even bought season tickets so they could be in our seats. I think we have to continue to move forward in that direction relative to games that you can get to. We should have a great crowd at Louisville. There’s no reason why we shouldn’t have a good crowd at West Virginia, and even at Marshall. Those are areas that you can drive to, so I think Cincinnati has to start to show themselves now on the road during the regular season because it is a huge advantage 10

for our players. When we pulled into Legion Field (at the 2007 Papajohns.com Bowl in Birmingham), there was a great throng of support just as our bus pulled in. It was just overwhelming for our players, and it definitely makes an impact when our alums and our supporters are out there for us.” Facilities improvements such as potential expansion of Nippert Stadium and the addition of new practice fields: “To come out this year and not have a good season would be probably the worst thing that we could do for this program because it has to keep its momentum. Because we do need more seats — there’s no question about it. We do need practice fields. But those only come when you show a consistency in your program. So really we need our fans to come out in throngs. We need to have that

Alma Mater: Assumption College (Mass.) – 1983 Tenure: Second season at the University of Cincinnati; 18 years overall Noteworthy: Guided UC to a 10-3 record (last UC 10-win season was 1951), its first Top 25 ranking in 30 years and the program’s 10th ever bowl appearance in his first full season. UC was also ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25 (No. 17) for the first time, and Kelly earned the 2007 Big East Coach of the Year award.

“I believe that before you could build this program the right way, you have to have a collegiate atmosphere I think we’ve really hit that this past year and it’s only going to get better.” – Coach Brian Kelly same kind of atmosphere because it helps our football team prepare and play well. This is a huge year for us in terms of building that consistency that is so needed in this program.” Schedule-making: “One, you want to play teams that are BCS caliber because obviously they get you the recognition through rankings and visibility relative to television. Two, you also want to be able to play teams that give you an opportunity outside a rugged Big East schedule, the opportunity for success. You want those opportunities for bowl games and those kinds of things that I know our alums would love to have.” The need to stay connected as alumni: “The University of Cincinnati gives you so many opportunities to reconnect. Whether it is through local events in your own back yard or coming back to campus for a music recital or coming to Nippert Stadium, or watching a baseball game. There are so many opportunities. Stay connected to the University of Cincinnati because we have just begun to move to the level that I think everybody sees this university.”

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Come on, now. You know better. does, he often hesitates, resulting in a sack or a pass There’s no need to panic. into heavy coverage. Ohio State’s abysmal showing against Ohio is Now don’t get me wrong. I like Boeckman. He’s tory of loyalty to seniors. However, Tressel needs to meaningless when evaluating the team’s prospects a heady, steady quarterback. But he’s no Terrelle dig down deep on this one, against top-ranked USC on Saturday. Pryor. The same Buckeye offensive line that couldn’t Pryor is the second coming of Vince Young. and prepare Boeckman to take one for the team, if you will, and turn the reins over to Pryor against push the Bobcat front four 18 inches on a fourth Everybody knows it. down play could very well manhandle SC’s allI don’t care if he is a true freshman, Pryor the Trojans. My fear is that Tressel will wait until the everything line. Buckeyes fall behind by a couple of TDs and Now, I said ‘could,’ not ‘will.’ Still, the point For the record, I’ve done a 180 on my view Boeckman throws his third pick before Pryor is that you can’t read too much into the escape from the Bobcats. regarding the amount of playing time Pryor gets the call. you know how that scenario would However, there are two things that are should get this early in the season. But the playAnd out. Pryor would ignite a dramatic comequite clear about the Buckeye offense: It needs change isn’t so much about what Pryor has back only to see the Bucks fall short on a lastBeanie Wells as much as the 2002 group needed second Trojan field goal. done, but rather what Boeckman hasn’t. Maurice Clarett. And senior Todd Boeckman What we’re left with, then, would be a loss has become quite the average quarterback. and a quarterback controversy. To be blunt, the Buckeyes can’t beat the For the record, I’ve done a 180 on my view Trojans solely with Boeckman behind center. doesn’t look or act like one, and you can tell by his Make no mistake: The Trojans feature a mega- presence when he’s been on the field that he’s not regarding the amount of playing time Pryor should defense, one that puts LSU’s national title unit to going to play like one, even on a stage that’s as big get this early in the season. But the change isn’t so much about what Pryor has done, but rather what shame. They’re going to come after Boeckman in as it gets this week. every imaginable way. They know he can’t run and Most believe because Pryor didn’t get any sig- Boeckman hasn’t. Boeckman’s presence is still vital to the they know he’ll throw off his heel if pressured. nificant playing time against Ohio that the USC Fact is, Boeckman’s not consistently going showdown is completely on Boeckman’s shoulders. Buckeyes making it to a third straight BCS National through all his progressions. And even when he That may be the case, especially given Tressel’s his- Championship, but this week Pryor needs to be the lead dog.

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Outside Buckeye Nation, the rest of the college football world is holding of last season. its collective breath, fearing the worst. As for relying on Beanie Ball, can’t go there. To beat the Trojans, the They know that if No. 5 Ohio State upsets No. 1 USC on Saturday, the Bucks will have to go to the Wells at least 25 carries, and it’s a bit difficult Buckeyes will essentially lock up their third consecutive appearance in the to believe he could get that many without re-aggravating his toe. BCS National Championship. Just Imagine: Ohio State vs. INSERT SEC USC returns seven starters to a defense that ranked in the top five in TEAM HERE for all the marbles. Again! about every category last year. Strong safety Kevin Ellison and free safety But it’s not gonna happen, folks in Norman, Columbia, Taylor Mays may be the best safety combo in the country. Austin, among others, are praying. Ditto for the linebacking tandem of Brian Cushing and There’s every reason to believe their prayers will be Rey Maualuga, who patrol the outside and middle, respecanswered. tively. Consider: The Trojans trekked across country August Bottom line: If Wells isn’t full-go, Tressel will need to 30 and opened their season by dismantling Virginia, 52-7. turn the controls over to freshman Terrelle Pryor because Then they got two weeks to prepare for the Buckeyes, a the Trojans are simply going to tee off on Boeckman like team that hasn’t beaten them in five tries since the 1974 LSU did in last year’s title game. After all, if the Bobcats Rose Bowl. can shut down the Beanie-less Buckeyes. . . OSU vs USC Ohio State, meanwhile, was, shall we say, unspecThe Buckeyes should go to the spread often and throw When: Saturday, September 13 tacular (OK, let’s go with awful) in a 26-14 win over underneath. Second-and-five is a good position to be in. Where: L.A. Coliseum Ohio University in the ‘Shoe last Saturday. Moreover, the Fact is, the Buckeyes aren’t going to get it done with Kickoff: 8:00 p.m. EST Buckeyes’ best player, running back Beanie Wells, is far smash-mouth football. TV: ABC from 100 percent healthy. His presence was sorely missed Advantage: USC Series: USC leads 11-8-1 against the Bobcats. Bottom line: Ohio State will have to play its best game USC OFFENSE VS. OSU DEFENSE in the Jim Tressel era to beat USC. USC was not its usual prolific self offensively last season, failing to rank in the Top 25 in any category. And with only four starters returning, most expected the defense to have to carry the load this season. Did we mention the Trojans scored 52 points and rolled up 558 yards OSU OFFENSE VS. USC DEFENSE It appears Ohio State’s offensive line once again has issues. Quarterback in their opener? USC has yet another soon-to-be-named Heisman Trophy candidate at Todd Boeckman was sacked three times against Ohio, and quite frankly, we think he has issues as well. He’s simply not played well since the mid-point quarterback. Junior Mark Sanchez, who started three games last season for

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the injured John David Booty, shook off a ‘preseason’ knee dislocation by passing for 338 yards and three touchdowns against the Cavaliers. He completed 26-of-35 passes, including 12 straight at one point. He was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Week for his efforts. Sanchez’ top targets are returning wideouts Patrick Turner and Vidal Hazelton. C.J. Gable, Joe McKnight, Allen Bradford and Stafon Johnson are all dangerous runners. Gable had a 33-yard dash for a score against Virginia. Fortunately, Ohio State matches up well with the Trojan offense. Sanchez is no slug, but he’ not likely to hurt the Buckeyes with his scrambling. We’d like to see the Buckeyes force the issue by bringing a multitude of blitzes. Coming off a four-interception outing against Ohio, the Buckeyes should be feeling more opportunistic than usual. And they’ll need to be because it may likely take a defensive score for the Buckeyes to win. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS

Though we’re not nearly ready to declare Ohio State’s special teams anywhere close to special, we will upgrade them to ‘good.’ And that’s a far cry from last season’s ‘abysmal.’ Though Ryan Pretorious had a rough afternoon against the Bobcats, missing an extra point and field goal, he’ll be fine on the left coast. Gotta love Ray Small, who came up big with a punt return for a TD last week. Note: It may also take a special teams score for Ohio State to win this game.

Bucksline John Corby

I usually try to be funny in making my pick, but this game isn’t funny. This game is the season. OSU has had its share of trouble on the left coast but I’m going to say the defense wins it. OSU 24-21.

Members of 610WTVN Radio in Columbus offer their predictions and comments on the Ohio State game.

Matt McCoy

USC is 26-1 against non-conference teams since 2002. The one loss was in the national championship against Texas. It will take something heroic like that to win this game. USC 24-20.

Larry Larson

Two outstanding programs and two outstanding teams. The kicking game and the Ohio State defense make the difference. OSU 20-10.

Dave Purdy

USC has lost only one home game in five years! A huge challenge for even the most veteran of Buckeye teams. The defense must attack USC QB Mark Sanchez and keep the score in the 20’s. OSU 27-24.

Dave Maetzold

OSU needs to roll its own version of the Trojan horse into SoCal. A sneak attack from Beanie and Boeckman mixed with a weapon named Pryor gives Ohio State a claim to the No. 1 ranking. OSU 20-13.

Joel Riley

I’m on vacation, but I’m still a homer. OSU 24-23.

And punter A.J. Trapasso is still A.J. Trapasso. He’ll get ‘er done. USC’s kicking game is solid. Kicker David Buehler converted all seven PATs and nailed a field goal in the opener. Advantage: Even

INTANGIBLES

Ohio State has the ‘us against the world’ battle cry working for it, but it’s not a friendly world. In fact, it’s ugly out there.

THE WAY WE SEE IT

If you re-read this preview, you’ll notice that we think it’ll take a defensive and special teams score for Ohio State to win. Not impossible, but not likely. However, the Buckeyes will battle the Trojans to the wire and at least gain national credibility. And that will be key when they’re lobbying against three other one loss teams for the right to play USC in the national title game. So all is not lost.

USC 24-20

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Harris USA Today BCS School Rnk Pts Pct. Rnk Pts Pct. A&H RB 1 Ohio State 1 2813 .9870 1 1469 .9793 25 25 2 LSU 2 2630 .9228 2 1418 .9453 21 24 3 Virginia Tech 6 2345 .8228 5 1242 .8280 22 22 4 Oklahoma 3 2520 .8842 3 1331 .8873 18 21 5 Georgia 4 2469 .8663 4 1277 .8513 20 17 6 Missouri 7 2117 .7428 7 1104 .7360 24 16 7 USC 5 2346 .8232 6 1227 .8180 17 23 8 Kansas 8 2092 .7340 8 1099 .7327 23 20 9 West Virginia 9 1924 .6751 9 1010 .6733 16 15 10 Hawaii 10 1903 .6677 10 994 .6627 14 18 11 Arizona State 12 1628 .5712 11 900 .6000 19 19 12 Florida 11 1786 .6267 12 890 .5933 15 14 13 Illinois 13 1400 .4912 13 747 .4980 13 13 14 Boston College 14 1124 .3944 14 617 .4113 12 12 15 Clemson 16 1041 .3653 16 567 .3780 7 3 16 Tennessee 19 870 .3053 18 480 .3200 11 6 17 BYU 18 912 .3200 19 462 .3080 8 7 18 Wisconsin 15 1079 .3786 15 594 .3960 3 11 19 Texas 17 983 .3449 17 498 .3320 5 0 20 Virginia 21 551 .1933 20 332 .2213 6 2 21 South Florida 24 362 .1270 25 115 .0767 10 0 22 Cincinnati 20 580 .2035 23 215 .1433 1 5 23 Auburn 23 448 .1572 21 289 .1927 2 0 24 Boise State 22 541 .1898 22 246 .1640 0 10 25 UConn 29 52 .0182 T-28 23 .0153 0 8

AP Top 25 Poll

Week 2 No. TEAM RECORD PTS PVS 1. USC (33) 1-0 1577 1 2. Georgia (23) 2-0 1525 2 3. Oklahoma (2) 2-0 1458 4 4. Florida (4) 2-0 1438 5 5. Ohio State (1) 2-0 1347 3 6. Missouri (1) 2-0 1336 6 7. LSU (1) 1-0 1231 7 8. Texas 2-0 1100 10 9. Auburn 2-0 1067 9 10. Wisconsin 2-0 910 11 11. Alabama 2-0 865 13 12. Texas Tech 2-0 845 12 13. Kansas 2-0 825 14 14. East Carolina 2-0 762 NR 15. Arizona State 2-0 744 15 16. Oregon 2-0 616 18 17. Penn State 2-0 607 19 18. Brigham Young 2-0 537 15 19. South Florida 2-0 493 17 20. Wake Forest 2-0 404 20 21. Fresno State 1-0 290 21 22. Utah 2-0 258 22 23. California 2-0 195 NR 24. Illinois 1-1 164 24 25. West Virginia 1-1 163 8 Others Receiving Votes UCLA 150, Clemson 73, Florida State 50, Boise State 22, Tennessee 15, Georgia Tech 14, Oklahoma State 11, Vanderbilt 7, TCU 6, Kentucky 6, Virginia Tech 4, Tulsa 3, South Carolina 2, Arizona 2, Connecticut 1, North Carolina 1, Rice 1.

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Pct. Rnk .910 3 .950 2 .960 1 .800 T-6 .800 T-6 .850 4 .650 9 .810 5 .640 10 .610 12 .690 8 .620 11 .390 16 .570 13 .410 15 .350 17 .280 19 .100 24 .080 25 .290 18 .430 14 .190 T-20 .120 23 .000 NR .190 T-20

Avg. Pvs .9588 3 .9394 7 .8703 6 .8572 9 .8392 4 .7763 1 .7637 8 .7589 5 .6628 2 .6468 12 .6204 13 .6133 10 .4597 15 .4586 11 .3844 16 .3251 14 .3027 19 .2915 18 .2523 20 .2349 22 .2112 21 .1789 23 .1566 24 .1179 25 .0745 NR

USA Today Top 25 Poll

Week 2 No. TEAM RECORD PTS PVS 1. USC (34) 1-0 1481 1 2. Georgia (18) 2-0 1454 2 3. Oklahoma (3) 2-0 1370 4 4. Florida (3) 2-0 1306 5 5. Ohio State (1) 2-0 1289 3 6. Missouri 2-0 1212 7 7. LSU (2) 1-0 1198 6 8. Texas 2-0 1069 9 9. Auburn 2-0 1017 10 10. Wisconsin 2-0 946 11 11. Kansas 2-0 854 12 12. Texas Tech 2-0 755 13 13. Arizona State 2-0 737 14 14. Oregon 2-0 665 16 15. Brigham Young 2-0 628 15 16. Alabama 2-0 611 17 17. Penn State 2-0 547 19 18. South Florida 2-0 475 18 19. Wake Forest 2-0 419 20 20. East Carolina 2-0 375 NR 21. Fresno State 1-0 300 21 22. Utah 2-0 235 23 23. Clemson 1-1 175 22 24. West Virginia 1-1 145 8 25. California 2-0 128 NR Others Receiving Votes Illinois 124, UCLA 86, Florida State 50, Kentucky 28, Boise State 22, Tennessee 21, TCU 18, Nebraska 16, Georgia Tech 15, Arizona 11, Virginia Tech 11, Vanderbilt 8, Oklahoma State 7, Iowa 4, Colorado 3, Notre Dame 3, Tulsa 2, Connecticut 2, Bowling Green 1, South Carolina 1, Northwestern 1.

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powerade previewS Atlantic Division

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech Beamer’s Boys Back

There’s a young man playing for little ole West Liberty State in Wheeling, W. Va., that Virginia Tech could really use right now. Seriously. Though the Hokies rebounded from its surprising opening day loss to East Carolina by beating Furman last week, Beamer’s Boys aren’t quite the same now that last year’s leading rusher, Brandon Ore, is now a West Lib Hilltopper. But give Coach Frank Beamer credit. Ore was into some bad stuff and the coach didn’t excuse it. Thus, we hope the Hokies get it together.

PREDICTION: Virginia Tech 27-16 Master Insight “I like Georgia Tech’s new coach. The win at Boston College was something special, but to follow that up with a win at Virginia Tech with such a young team is too much to ask.” – Vince Dooley

As a matter of... FACT

New Ga. Tech Coach Paul Johnson has inherited a young but talented team in which to implement his ‘run first’ spread offense. Of 110 players on the roster, 75 are freshmen or sophomores, including 26 true frosh.

A-28 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-11 O-25 O-30 N-8 N-14 N-22 N-29 D-6 A-28 S-6 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-15 N-23 D-6

CINCINNATI (1-1) Eastern Kentucky.....40-7 @Oklahoma...........26-52 Miami (OH)..................... @Akron........................... @Marshall...................... Rutgers........................... @Connecticut................. South Florida.................. @West Virginia............... @Louisville..................... Pittsburgh....................... Syracuse......................... @Hawaii.........................

A-31 S-6 S-17 S-26 O-10 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-14 N-22 D-4

CONNECTICUT (2-0) Hofstra.....................35-3 @Temple......... 12-9 (OT) Virginia........................... Baylor............................. @Louisville..................... @North Carolina............. @Rutgers....................... Cincinnati........................ West Virginia.................. @Syracuse..................... @South Florida............... Pittsburgh.......................

A-30 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-2 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-22 N-28 D-6

LOUISVILLE (1-1) Kentucky..................2-27 Tennessee Tech.....51-10 Kansas State................... Connecticut.................... @Memphis..................... Middle Tennessee State.. South Florida.................. @Syracuse..................... @Pittsburgh................... Cincinnati........................ West Virginia.................. @Rutgers.......................

OPINION

In what has become a conference full of big-name underachievers (Clemson, Miami), the Yellow Jackets will be contending not just for the ACC title within two seasons, but for national title as well.

RUTGERS (0-1) S-1 Fresno State............7-24 S-11 North Carolina................ S-20 @Navy............................ S-27 Morgan State.................. O-4 @West Virginia............... O-11 @Cincinnati.................... O-18 Connecticut.................... O-25 @Pittsburgh................... N-8 Syracuse......................... N-15 @South Florida............... N-22 Army............................... D-4 Louisville........................ SOUTH FLORIDA (2-0) A-30 Tennessee-Martin....56-7 S-6 @Central Florida....31-24 S-12 Kansas............................ S-20 @Florida International.... S-27 @N.C. State.................... O-2 Pittsburgh....................... O-18 Syracuse......................... O-25 @Louisville..................... O-30 @Cincinnati.................... N-15 Rutgers........................... N-23 Connecticut.................... D-6 @West Virginia...............

BOSTON COLLEGE (1-1) A-30 vs. Kent State*........21-0 S-6 Georgia Tech.........16-19 S-20 Central Florida................ S-27 Rhode Island.................. O-4 @N.C. State.................... O-18 Virginia Tech................... O-25 @North Carolina............. N-1 Clemson......................... N-8 Notre Dame.................... N-15 @Florida State................ N-22 @Wake Forest................ N-29 Maryland........................ *Cleveland (Cleve. Browns Stad.) CLEMSON (1-1) A-30 vs. Alabama............10-34 S-6 The Citadel.............45-17 S-13 North Carolina State....... S-20 South Carolina State....... S-27 Maryland........................ O-9 @Wake Forest................ O-18 Georgia Tech.................. N-1 @Boston College............ N-8 @Florida State................ N-15 Duke............................... N-22 @Virginia........................ N-29 South Carolina................ *Atlanta (Georgia Dome) FLORIDA STATE (1-0) S-6 Western Carolina.....69-0 S-13 Chattanooga................... S-20 Wake Forest.................... S-27 Colorado......................... O-4 @Miami (FL)................... O-16 @N.C. State.................... O-25 Virginia Tech................... N-1 @Georgia Tech............... N-8 Clemson......................... N-15 Boston College............... N-22 @Maryland..................... N-29 Florida............................

A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-16 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

MARYLAND (1-1) Delaware..................14-7 @Middle Tenn.St...14-24 California........................ Eastern Michigan............ @Clemson...................... @Virginia........................ Wake Forest.................... N.C. State....................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................ Florida State................... @Boston College............

SYRACUSE (0-2) A-30 @Northwestern......10-30 S-6 Akron.....................28-42 S-13 Penn State...................... S-20 Northeastern................... S-27 Pittsburgh....................... O-11 @West Virginia............... O-18 @South Florida............... N-1 Louisville........................ N-8 @Rutgers....................... N-15 Connecticut.................... N-22 @Notre Dame................. N-29 @Cincinnati.................... WEST VIRGINIA (1-1) A-30 Villanova................48-21 S-6 @East Carolina........3-24 S-18 @Colorado...................... S-27 Marshall.......................... O-4 Rutgers........................... O-11 Syracuse......................... O-23 Auburn............................ N-1 @Connecticut................. N-8 Cincinnati........................ N-22 @Louisville..................... N-28 @Pittsburgh................... D-6 South Florida..................

A-28 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-9 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

DUKE (1-1) James Madison.......31-7 Northwestern.........20-24 Navy............................... Virginia........................... @Georgia Tech............... Miami (FL)...................... @Vanderbilt.................... @Wake Forest................ N.C. State....................... @Clemson...................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................

NORTH CAROLINA (1-0) A-30 McNeese State.......35-27 S-11 @Rutgers....................... S-20 Virginia Tech................... S-27 @Miami (FL)................... O-4 Connecticut.................... O-11 Notre Dame.................... O-18 @Virginia........................ O-25 Boston College............... N-8 Georgia Tech.................. N-15 @Maryland..................... N-22 N.C. State....................... N-29 @Duke............................ VIRGINIA (1-1) A-30 USC.........................52-7 S-6 Richmond................16-0 S-13 @Connecticut................. S-27 @Duke............................ O-4 Maryland........................ O-11 East Carolina.................. O-18 North Carolina................ O-25 @Georgia Tech............... N-1 Miami (FL)...................... N-8 @Wake Forest................ N-22 Clemson......................... N-29 @Virginia Tech................ VIRGINIA TECH (1-1) A-30 vs. East Carolina*..22-27 S-6 Furman....................24-7 S-13 Georgia Tech.................. S-20 @North Carolina............. S-27 @Nebraska..................... O-4 Western Kentucky.......... O-18 @Boston College............ O-25 @Florida State................ N-6 Maryland........................ N-13 @Miami (FL)................... N-22 Duke............................... N-29 Virginia........................... *Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium)

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N.C. STATE (1-1) @South Carolina......0-34 William & Mary.....34-24 @Clemson...................... East Carolina.................. South Florida.................. Boston College............... Florida State................... @Maryland..................... @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)......................

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G I B ST A E PITTSBURGH (1-1) Bowling Green.......17-27 Buffalo...................27-16 Iowa................................ @Syracuse..................... @South Florida............... @Navy............................ Rutgers........................... @Notre Dame................. Louisville........................ @Cincinnati.................... West Virginia.................. @Connecticut.................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-6 N-15 N-22 N-29

Coastal Division

WAKE FOREST (2-0) @Baylor.................41-14 Mississippi............30-28 @Florida State................ Navy............................... Clemson......................... @Maryland..................... @Miami (FL)................... Duke............................... Virginia........................... @N.C. State.................... Boston College............... Vanderbilt.......................

A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-20 N-29 A-28 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-13 N-20 N-29

GEORGIA TECH (2-0) Jacksonville State..41-14 @Boston College...19-16 @Virginia Tech................ Mississippi State............ Duke............................... Gardner-Webb................ @Clemson...................... Virginia........................... Florida State................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)...................... @Georgia ...................... MIAMI (FL) (1-1) Char. Southern........52-7 @Florida..................3-26 @Texas A&M.................. North Carolina................ Florida State................... Central Florida................ @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @Virginia........................ Virginia Tech................... @Georgia Tech............... @N.C. State....................

#11 Kansas at #18 South Florida

These Teams Are For Real!

This is the best game of the young season no one is paying attention to. If you thought Kansas and USF were one-year wonders, think again. Players and coaches from both teams could look you square in the eye and declare they are title contenders. Laughing are you? Well, both climbed as high as No. 2 in the polls last year. The Bulls return 18 starters, the Jayhawks 15. Both have outstanding veteran quarterbacks who led high-scoring offenses. Give the slight edge to the Jayhawks because they’re stronger defensively (nine starters back).

PREDICTION: Kansas 37-23 Master Insight “Both are programs on the rise, but I think Kansas is a little more battle-tested than USF. This is a coin-toss game, but I like Kansas because of its defense.” – Dick MacPherson

i n d e p e n d e nt s ARMY (0-2) A-29 Temple.....................7-35 S-6 New Hampshire.....10-28 S-20 Akron.............................. S-27 @Texas A&M.................. O-4 @Tulane.......................... O-11 Eastern Michigan............ O-18 @Buffalo......................... O-25 Louisiana Tech................ N-1 Air Force......................... N-8 @Rice............................. N-22 @Rutgers....................... D-6 vs. Navy*........................ *Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

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NAVY (1-1) A-30 Towson..................41-13 S-5 @Ball State............23-35 S-13 @Duke............................ S-20 Rutgers........................... S-27 @Wake Forest................ O-4 @Air Force...................... O-18 Pittsburgh....................... O-25 SMU............................... N-1 Temple............................ N-15 Notre Dame.................... N-25 @Northern Illinois.......... D-6 vs. Army*....................... *Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

NOTRE DAME (1-0) San Diego State.....21-13 Michigan......................... @Michigan State............ Purdue............................ Stanford.......................... @North Carolina............. @Washington................. Pittsburgh....................... @Boston College............ Navy............................... Syracuse......................... @USC.............................

WESTERN KENTUCKY (1-1) A-30 @Indiana...............13-31 S-6 @Eastern Kentucky.37-13 S-13 @Alabama...................... S-20 Murray State................... S-27 @Kentucky..................... O-4 @Virginia Tech................ O-11 Ball State........................ O-18 Florida Atlantic................ N-1 North Texas.................... N-8 @Troy............................. N-15 Middle Tenn. St.............. D-6 @Florida International....

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As a matter of... FACT

The Chronicle of Higher Education listed the recruiting budgets of every FBS football program and No. 18 USF spent the least amount of recruiting money of any. That should give you an indication of how much talent there is in the state of Florida.

OPINION

According to the same report, Tennessee spent the most amount on recruiting, more than $2 million. The Vols haven’t won a conference or national title since 1998. Perhaps money really can’t buy happiness.

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powerade previewS Michigan at Notre Dame

Keeping Bowl Hopes Alive

A game with so little importance has never received so much attention. College football’s two all-time winningest programs battle to gain the inside track to a middle tier bowl game. Though both teams are coming off victories, general consensus is that this is a train wreck waiting to happen because neither team has any playmakers on offense or defense. Michigan has posted blow-out wins the last two years. Not so this year, but a win is a win is a win. . .

PREDICTION: Michigan 24-21 Master Insight “Both teams are still under some transition, though there’s a lot more pressure on Notre Dame to win this game. If the Irish defense is as good as some think it is, they’ll pull out a win in a lowscoring contest.” – John Cooper

As a matter of... FACT

After failing to negotiate a brutal 2007 schedule which included four of the first six games on the road, the Irish return 18 starters and host four of their first five games this fall.

OPINION

Irish suck-up Lou Holtz says the Irish will win 11 games this season. We’ll go with six, with three of ND’s losses coming against Big Ten foes Michigan, Michigan State and Purdue.

North Division COLORADO (2-0) A-31 vs. Colorado State*.38-17 S-6 Eastern Wash...........31-2 S-18 West Virginia.................. S-27 @Florida State................ O-4 Texas.............................. O-11 @Kansas......................... O-18 Kansas State................... O-25 @Missouri...................... N-1 @Texas A&M.................. N-8 Iowa State...................... N-15 Oklahoma State.............. N-28 @Nebraska..................... *Denver (Invesco Field) IOWA STATE (2-0) A-28 South Dakota St....44-17 S-6 Kent State..............48-28 S-13 @Iowa............................ S-20 @UNLV........................... O-4 Kansas............................ O-11 @Baylor.......................... O-18 Nebraska........................ O-25 Texas A&M..................... N-1 @Oklahoma State........... N-8 @Colorado...................... N-15 Missouri......................... N-22 @Kansas State............... KANSAS (2-0) A-30 Florida Int..............44-17 S-6 Louisiana Tech.........29-0 S-12 @South Florida............... S-20 Sam Houston State........ O-4 @Iowa State................... O-11 Colorado......................... O-18 @Oklahoma.................... O-25 Texas Tech...................... N-1 Kansas State................... N-8 @Nebraska..................... N-15 Texas.............................. N-29 vs. Missouri*.................. *Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium)

A-30 S-6 S-17 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

KANSAS STATE (2-0) North Texas.............45-6 Montana State.......69-10 @Louisville..................... Louisiana-Lafayette........ Texas Tech...................... @Texas A&M.................. @Colorado...................... Oklahoma....................... @Kansas......................... @Missouri...................... Nebraska........................ Iowa State......................

ILLINOIS (1-1) A-30 vs. Missouri*.........42-52 S-6 Eastern Illinois.......47-21 S-13 Louisiana-Lafayette........ S-27 @Penn State.................. O-4 @Michigan..................... O-11 Minnesota....................... O-18 Indiana............................ O-25 @Wisconsin................... N-1 Iowa................................ N-8 vs. Western Michigan**. N-15 Ohio State....................... N-22 @Northwestern............... *St. Louis (Edward Jones Dome) **Detroit (Ford Field)

BAYLOR (1-1) Wake Forest...........13-41 Northwestern State..51-6 Washington State........... @Connecticut................. Oklahoma....................... Iowa State...................... @Oklahoma State........... @Nebraska..................... Missouri......................... @Texas........................... Texas A&M..................... @Texas Tech...................

INDIANA (2-0) Western Kentucky.31-13 Murray State............45-3 Ball State........................ Michigan State................ @Minnesota................... Iowa................................ @Illinois......................... Northwestern.................. Central Michigan............ Wisconsin....................... @Penn State................... @Purdue.........................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

IOWA (2-0) Maine.......................46-3 Florida International.42-0 Iowa State...................... @Pittsburgh................... Northwestern.................. @Michigan State............ @Indiana........................ Wisconsin....................... @Illinois......................... Penn State...................... Purdue............................ @Minnesota...................

TEXAS (2-0) A-30 Florida Atlantic.......52-10 S-6 @UTEP..................42-13 S-13 Arkansas......................... S-20 Rice................................ O-4 @Colorado...................... O-11 vs. Oklahoma*................ O-18 Missouri......................... O-25 Oklahoma State.............. N-1 @Texas Tech................... N-8 Baylor............................. N-15 @Kansas......................... N-27 Texas A&M..................... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) TEXAS A&M (1-1) A-30 Arkansas State.......14-18 S-6 @New Mexico........28-22 S-20 Miami (FL)...................... S-27 Army............................... O-4 @Oklahoma State........... O-11 Kansas State................... O-18 Texas Tech...................... O-25 @Iowa State................... N-1 Colorado......................... N-8 Oklahoma....................... N-15 @Baylor.......................... N-27 @Texas........................... TEXAS TECH (1-0) A-30 Eastern Wash...... 49-24 S-6 @Nevada...............35-19 S-13 SMU............................... S-20 Massachusetts................ O-4 @Kansas State............... O-11 Nebraska........................ O-18 @Texas A&M.................. O-25 @Kansas......................... N-1 Texas.............................. N-8 Oklahoma State.............. N-22 @Oklahoma.................... N-29 Baylor.............................

G I B 12 MISSOURI (2-0) A-30 vs. Illinois*............52-42 S-6 SE Missouri State....52-3 S-13 Nevada............................ S-20 Buffalo............................ O-4 @Nebraska..................... O-11 Oklahoma State.............. O-18 @Texas........................... O-25 Colorado......................... N-1 @Baylor.......................... N-8 Kansas State................... N-15 @Iowa State................... N-29 vs. Kansas**.................. *St. Louis (Edward Jones Dome) **Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium) NEBRASKA (2-0) A-30 Western Michigan.47-24 S-6 San Jose State.......35-12 S-13 New Mexico State........... S-27 Virginia Tech................... O-4 Missouri......................... O-11 @Texas Tech................... O-18 @Iowa State................... O-25 Baylor............................. N-1 @Oklahoma.................... N-8 Kansas............................ N-15 @Kansas State............... N-28 Colorado.........................

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OKLAHOMA (2-0) A-30 Chattanooga............57-2 S-6 Cincinnati...............52-26 S-13 @Washington................. S-27 TCU................................ O-4 @Baylor.......................... O-11 vs. Texas*....................... O-18 Kansas............................ O-25 @Kansas State............... N-1 Nebraska........................ N-8 @Texas A&M.................. N-22 Texas Tech...................... N-29 @Oklahoma State........... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) OKLAHOMA STATE (2-0) A-30 vs. Wash State*.....39-13 S-6 Houston.................56-37 S-13 Missouri State................ S-27 Troy................................ O-4 Texas A&M..................... O-11 @Missouri...................... O-18 Baylor............................. O-25 @Texas........................... N-1 Iowa State...................... N-8 @Texas Tech................... N-15 @Colorado...................... N-29 Oklahoma....................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)

MICHIGAN (1-1) Utah.......................23-25 Miami (OH)............16-6 @Notre Dame................. Wisconsin....................... Illinois............................. Toledo............................. @Penn State................... Michigan State................ @Purdue......................... @Minnesota................... Northwestern.................. @Ohio State...................

NORTHWESTERN (2-0) A-30 Syracuse................30-10 S-6 @Duke...................24-20 S-13 Southern Illinois............. S-20 Ohio................................ S-27 @Iowa............................ O-11 Michigan State................ O-18 Purdue............................ O-25 @Indiana........................ N-1 @Minnesota................... N-8 Ohio State....................... N-15 @Michigan..................... N-22 Illinois.............................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

PURDUE (1-0) Northern Colorado.42-10 Oregon............................ Central Michigan............ @Notre Dame................. Penn State...................... @Ohio State................... @Northwestern............... Minnesota....................... Michigan......................... @Michigan State............ @Iowa............................ Indiana............................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

WISCONSIN (2-0) Akron.....................38-17 Marshall.................51-14 @Fresno State................ @Michigan..................... Ohio State....................... Penn State...................... @Iowa............................ Illinois............................. @Michigan State............ @Indiana........................ Minnesota....................... Cal Poly..........................

G I B EN T

A-30 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

South Division A-28 S-6 S-13 S-19 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-29

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

MICHIGAN STATE (1-1) A-30 @California............31-13 S-6 Eastern Michigan...42-10 S-13 Florida Atlantic................ S-20 Notre Dame.................... S-27 @Indiana........................ O-4 Iowa................................ O-11 @Northwestern............... O-18 Ohio State....................... O-25 @Michigan..................... N-1 Wisconsin....................... N-8 Purdue............................ N-22 @Penn State...................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-22

OHIO STATE (2-0) Youngstown State...43-0 Ohio.......................26-14 @USC............................. Troy................................ Minnesota....................... @Wisconsin................... Purdue............................ @Michigan State............ Penn State...................... @Northwestern............... @Illinois......................... Michigan.........................

MINNESOTA (2-0) Northern Illinois.....31-27 @Bowling Green....42-17 Montana State................ Florida Atlantic................ @Ohio State................... Indiana............................ @Illinois......................... @Purdue......................... Northwestern.................. Michigan......................... @Wisconsin................... Iowa................................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-22

PENN STATE (2-0) Coastal Carolina.....66-10 Oregon State.........45-14 @Syracuse..................... Temple............................ Illinois............................. @Purdue......................... @Wisconsin................... Michigan......................... @Ohio State................... @Iowa............................ Indiana............................ Michigan State................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

Arkansas at #8 Texas

Texas A Title Contender Newsflash: After two games, Bobby Petrino is still the head football coach at Arkansas. It’s true. The man who bolted as coach of the Atlanta Falcons with three games left in the 2007 season is now a Hog. Appropriately so, as anyone who knows him will say Bobby is all about Bobby. The 2-0 Hogs, playing as many as 15 true freshmen, likely won’t win another game this season. Mack Brown’s Longhorns, with 14 starters back, including quarterback Colt McCoy, is under everyone’s radar. Not for long.

PREDICTION: Texas 55-10 Master Insight “This used to be a tremendous rivalry, but this game won’t be competitive beyond the first quarter. This is one of the few easy games on Texas’ schedule, and Colt McCoy should have a big day.” – Hayden Fry

As a matter of... FACT

This is the ninth consecutive year Texas has opened the season with a top 10 ranking, and the Horns have been ranked in the USA Today Coaches Poll for a nation’s best 153 straight weeks. UT has been ranked in the first and final coaches’ poll in all 10 of Mack Brown’s seasons in Austin.

OPINION

A top 10 finish this year will be a challenge. Nine opponents played in bowl games last year. Moreover, UT’s fourth defensive coordinator in as many years is trying to improve a group that gave up an average of 38 points over the final four games in 2007.

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powerade SCHEDULES East Division A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 N-5 N-3 N-22 N-28

AKRON (1-1)

@Wisconsin...........17-38 @Syracuse.............42-28 Ball State......................... @Army............................ Cincinnati........................ @Kent State.................... Bowling Green................ @Eastern Michigan......... Toledo............................. Buffalo............................ @Ohio............................. @Temple.........................

BOWLING GREEN (1-1)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-21 N-28

@Pittsburgh...........27-17 Minnesota..............17-42 @Boise State................... @Wyoming..................... Eastern Michigan............ @Akron........................... Miami (OH)..................... @Northern Illinois........... Kent State....................... @Ohio............................. Buffalo............................ @Toledo..........................

A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-11 O-18 O-28 N-4 N-13 N-21 N-28

UTEP......................42-17 @Pittsburgh...........16-27 Temple............................ @Missouri....................... @Central Michigan.......... Western Michigan........... Army............................... @Ohio............................. Miami (OH)..................... @Akron........................... @Bowling Green............. Kent State.......................

BUFFALO (1-1)

A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-4 N-11 N-21 N-28

West Division

MIAMI (OH) (0-2)

Vanderbilt...............13-34 @Michigan...............6-16 Charleston Southern....... @Cincinnati..................... Temple............................ @Northern Illinois........... @Bowling Green............. Kent State....................... @Buffalo......................... Ball State......................... @Toledo.......................... Ohio................................

OHIO (0-2)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-21 O-28 N-8 N-22 N-28

@Wyoming............20-21 @Ohio State...........14-26 Central Michigan............. @Northwestern............... VMI................................. @Western Michigan........ @Kent State.................... @Temple......................... Buffalo............................ Bowling Green................ Akron.............................. @Miami (OH)..................

A-29 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-21 N-1 N-12 N-22 N-28

@Army.....................35-7 Connecticut........ 9-12 OT @Buffalo......................... @Penn State................... Western Michigan........... @Miami (OH).................. @Central Michigan.......... Ohio................................ @Navy............................. @Kent State.................... Eastern Michigan............ Akron..............................

TEMPLE (1-1)

BALL STATE(2-0)

A-28 Northeastern...............48-14 S-5 Navy...........................35-23 S-13 @Akron................................ S-20 @Indiana............................. S-27 Kent State............................ O-4 @Toledo............................... O-11 @Western Kentucky............ O-25 Eastern Michigan................. N-5 Northern Illinois................... N-11 @Miami (OH)....................... N-19 @Central Michigan.............. N-25 Western Michigan................

A-30 @Minnesota................27-31 S-6 @Western Michigan...26-29 S-20 Indiana State........................ S-27 @Eastern Michigan.............. O-4 @Tennessee......................... O-11 Miami (OH).......................... O-18 Toledo.................................. O-25 Bowling Green..................... N-5 @Ball State.......................... N-12 Central Michigan.................. N-18 @Kent State......................... N-25 Navy....................................

A-28 Eastern Illinois............31-12 S-6 @Georgia....................17-56 S-13 @Ohio.................................. S-20 @Purdue.............................. S-27 Buffalo................................. O-11 Temple................................. O-18 Western Michigan................ O-25 @Toledo............................... N-1 @Indiana............................. N-12 @Northern Illinois............... N-19 Ball State............................. N-28 @Eastern Michigan..............

S-6 @Arizona...................16-41 S-13 @Eastern Michigan.............. S-20 Fresno State........................ S-27 Florida International............. O-4 Ball State............................. O-11 @Michigan........................... O-18 @Northern Illinois............... O-25 Central Michigan.................. N-5 @Akron................................ N-15 @Western Michigan............ N-21 Miami (OH).......................... N-28 Bowling Green.....................

A-28 Indiana State.................52-0 S-6 @Michigan State........10-42 S-13 Toledo.................................. S-20 @Maryland.......................... S-27 Northern Illinois................... O-4 @Bowling Green.................. O-11 @Army................................. O-18 Akron................................... O-25 @Ball State.......................... N-1 @Western Michigan............ N-22 @Temple.............................. N-28 Central Michigan..................

A-30 @Nebraska.................24-27 S-6 Northern Illinois..........29-26 S-13 @Idaho................................ S-20 Tennessee Tech................... S-27 @Temple.............................. O-4 Ohio..................................... O-11 @Buffalo.............................. O-18 @Central Michigan.............. N-1 Eastern Michigan................. N-8 vs. Illinois*.......................... N-15 Toledo.................................. N-25 @Ball State.......................... *Detroit (Ford Field)

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (1-1)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (1-1)

KENT STATE (1-1)

A-30 vs. Boston College*.0-21 S-6 @Iowa State...........28-48 S-13 Delaware State................ S-20 @Louisiana-Lafayette...... S-27 @Ball State..................... O-4 Akron.............................. O-11 Ohio................................ O-25 @Miami (OH).................. N-1 @Bowling Green............. N-12 Temple............................ N-18 Northern Illinois.............. N-28 @Buffalo......................... *Cleveland (Cleveland Browns Stadium)

A-30 S-13 S-20 O-1 O-11 O-17 O-24 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-28

BOISE STATE (1-0)

Idaho State............... 49-7 Bowling Green................. @Oregon.......................... Louisiana Tech................. @Southern Miss.............. Hawaii.............................. @San Jose State.............. @New Mexico State......... Utah State........................ @Idaho............................ @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

FRESNO STATE (1-0)

S-1 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-25 N-1 N-7 N-15 N-21 N-28

@Rutgers................. 24-7 Wisconsin........................ @Toledo........................... @UCLA............................ Hawaii.............................. Idaho................................ @Utah State..................... @Louisiana Tech.............. Nevada............................. New Mexico State............ @San Jose State.............. @Boise State....................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-17 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-22 N-29 D-6

@Florida................. 10-56 Weber State........... 36-17 @Oregon State................. San Jose State................. @Fresno State.................. Louisiana Tech................. @Boise State.................... Nevada............................. @Utah State..................... @New Mexico State......... Idaho................................ Washington State............. Cincinnati.........................

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HAWAII (1-1)

TOLEDO (0-1)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (1-1)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-23 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

IDAHO (1-1)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-15 N-22

@Arizona.................. 0-70 Idaho State............. 42-27 Western Michigan............ @Utah State..................... @San Diego State............ Nevada............................. @Fresno State.................. @Louisiana Tech.............. New Mexico State............ San Jose State................. Boise State....................... @Hawaii...........................

A-30 S-6 S-20 O-1 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

Mississippi State.... 22-14 @Kansas.................. 0-29 Southeastern Louisiana... @Boise State.................... @Hawaii........................... Idaho................................ @Army............................. Fresno State..................... @San Jose State.............. Utah State........................ @New Mexico State......... Nevada.............................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-7 N-15 N-22 N-29

Grambling State..... 49-13 Texas Tech............. 19-35 @Missouri........................ @UNLV............................ @Idaho............................ New Mexico State............ Utah State........................ @Hawaii........................... @Fresno State.................. San Jose State................. Boise State....................... @Louisiana Tech..............

LOUISIANA TECH (1-1)

NEVADA (1-1)

NEW MEXICO STATE

S-4 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

Nicholls State............PPD @Nebraska....................... @UTEP............................. New Mexico..................... @Nevada.......................... San Jose State................. @Idaho............................ Boise State....................... Hawaii.............................. @Fresno State.................. Louisiana Tech................. @Utah State.....................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-11 O-18 O-24 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-21

UC Davis................ 13-10 @Nebraska............. 12-35 San Diego State............... @Stanford........................ @Hawaii........................... Utah State........................ @New Mexico State......... Boise State....................... @Idaho............................ Louisiana Tech................. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

SAN JOSE STATE (1-1)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-3 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-29

UTAH STATE (0-2)

@UNLV.................. 17-27 @Oregon................ 24-66 Utah................................. Idaho................................ BYU.................................. @San Jose State.............. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State..................... Hawaii.............................. @Boise State.................... @Louisiana Tech.............. New Mexico State............

East Division

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (0-2)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-3 O-11 O-16 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

CENTRAL FLORIDA (1-1)

A-30 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-26 N-2 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

South Carolina State...17-0 South Florida.... 24-31 (OT) @Boston College................ @UTEP............................... SMU................................... @Miami (FL)...................... @Tulsa............................... East Carolina...................... Southern Miss.................... @Marshall.......................... @Memphis......................... UAB....................................

EAST CAROLINA (2-0)

A-30 vs. Virginia Tech*......27-22 S-6 West Virginia...............24-3 S-13 @Tulane............................. S-20 @N.C. State........................ S-27 Houston.............................. O-11 @Virginia............................ O-18 Memphis............................ N-2 @Central Florida................. N-8 Marshall............................. N-15 @Southern Miss................. N-22 @UAB................................. N-28 UTEP.................................. *Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium) A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-18 O-28 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

MARSHALL (1-1)

Illinois State..............35-10 @Wisconsin..............14-51 Memphis............................ @Southern Miss................. @West Virginia................... Cincinnati........................... @UAB................................. Houston.............................. @East Carolina................... Central Florida.................... @Rice................................. Tulsa...................................

AIR FORCE (2-0)

Southern Utah...........41-7 @Wyoming................28-3 @Houston......................... Utah.................................. Navy................................. @San Diego State............. @UNLV............................. New Mexico...................... @Army.............................. Colorado State.................. BYU.................................. @TCU...............................

BYU (2-0)

Northern Iowa..........41-17 @Washington..........28-27 UCLA................................ Wyoming.......................... @Utah State...................... New Mexico...................... @TCU............................... UNLV................................ @Colorado State............... San Diego State................ @Air Force........................ @Utah...............................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-2 O-10 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-22 N-29

West Division

MEMPHIS (0-2)

@Mississippi.............24-41 Rice...........................35-42 @Marshall.......................... Nicholls State..................... Arkansas State................... @UAB................................. Louisville............................ @East Carolina................... Southern Miss.................... @SMU................................ Central Florida.................... Tulane.................................

SOUTHERN MISS (1-1)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-29

Louisiana-Lafayette...51-21 @Auburn...................13-27 @Arkansas State................ Marshall............................. UTEP.................................. Boise State......................... @Rice................................. @Memphis......................... UAB.................................... @Central Florida................. East Carolina...................... @SMU................................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-2 O-9 O-18 N-1 N-15 N-22 N-29

Tulsa..........................22-45 @Florida Atlantic.......34-49 @Tennessee....................... Alabama State.................... @South Carolina................ Memphis............................ @Houston.......................... Marshall............................. @Southern Miss................. @Tulane............................. East Carolina...................... @Central Florida.................

UAB (0-2)

NEW MEXICO (0-2)

COLORADO STATE (1-1)

A-31 vs. Colorado*..........17-38 S-6 Sacramento State....23-20 S-20 Houston............................ S-27 @California....................... O-4 UNLV................................ O-11 TCU.................................. O-18 @Utah............................... O-25 @San Diego State............. N-1 BYU.................................. N-8 @Air Force........................ N-15 New Mexico...................... N-22 @Wyoming....................... *Denver (Invesco Field)...............

ARKANSAS STATE (2-0)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-8 N-22 N-29 D-6

@Texas A&M...........18-14 Texas Southern........83-10 Southern Miss.................. Middle Tennessee State.... @Memphis........................ Louisiana-Monroe............. @Louisiana-Lafayette........ @Alabama......................... @Florida International....... Florida Atlantic.................. @North Texas.................... @Troy...............................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-30 O-7 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

@Texas....................10-52 UAB..........................49-34 @Michigan State............... @Minnesota...................... @Middle Tennessee State. Troy................................... @Western Kentucky.......... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... North Texas....................... Louisiana-Lafayette........... @Arkansas State............... Florida International..........

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (1-1)

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A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-23 N-1 N-8 N-15

TCU...........................3-26 Texas A&M..............22-28 Arizona............................. @Tulsa.............................. @New Mexico State.......... Wyoming.......................... @BYU San Diego State................ @Air Force........................ Utah.................................. @UNLV............................. @Colorado State...............

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

Cal Poly...................27-29 @Notre Dame..........13-21 @San Jose State.............. Idaho................................ @TCU............................... Air Force........................... @New Mexico................... Colorado State.................. @Wyoming....................... @BYU............................... Utah.................................. UNLV................................

SAN DIEGO STATE (0-2)

FLORIDA INT. (0-2)

A-30 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-8 N-22 N-29 D-6

@Kansas..................10-40 @Iowa........................0-42 South Florida.................... @Toledo............................ @North Texas.................... Middle Tennessee State.... @Troy............................... @Louisiana-Lafayette........ Arkansas State.................. Louisiana-Monroe............. @Florida Atlantic............... Western Kentucky.............

A-30 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 D-3

@Southern Miss......21-51 @Illinois............................ Kent State......................... @Kansas State.................. @Louisiana-Monroe.......... @North Texas.................... Arkansas State.................. Florida International.......... UTEP................................. @Florida Atlantic............... @Troy............................... Middle Tennessee State....

LOUIS.-LAFAYETTE (0-1)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-9 O-18 O-28 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-28

HOUSTON (1-1)

Southern...................55-3 @Oklahoma State...37-56 Air Force.......................... @Colorado State.............. @East Carolina................. UAB.................................. @SMU.............................. @Marshall........................ Tulane.............................. Tulsa................................ UTEP................................ @Rice..............................

RICE (2-0)

A-29 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-22 N-29

SMU........................56-27 @Memphis..............42-35 @Vanderbilt..................... @Texas............................ North Texas...................... @Tulsa............................. Southern Miss................. @Tulane........................... @UTEP............................. Army................................ Marshall........................... Houston...........................

A-29 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-25 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-29

@Rice.....................27-56 Texas State..............47-36 @Texas Tech.................... TCU.................................. @Tulane........................... @Central Florida.............. Tulsa................................ Houston........................... @Navy.............................. Memphis.......................... @UTEP............................. Southern Miss.................

SMU (1-1)

TCU (2-0)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-16 O-25 N-1 N-6 N-22

@New Mexico............26-3 Stephen Austin..........67-7 Stanford............................ @SMU.............................. @Oklahoma...................... San Diego State................ @Colorado State............... BYU.................................. Wyoming.......................... @UNLV............................. @Utah............................... Air Force...........................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-13 N-22

Utah State................27-17 @Utah......................21-42 @Arizona State................. Iowa State......................... Nevada.............................. @Colorado State............... Air Force........................... @BYU............................... TCU.................................. New Mexico...................... Wyoming.......................... @San Diego State.............

UNLV (1-1)

LOUISIANA-MONROE(0-2)

A-30 @Auburn....................0-34 S-6 vs. Arkansas*..........27-28 S-13 Alabama A&M................... S-20 @Tulane............................ O-4 Louisiana-Lafayette........... O-11 @Arkansas State............... O-18 North Texas....................... O-25 Florida Atlantic.................. N-1 Troy................................... N-8 @Middle Tennessee State. N-15 @Mississippi..................... N-22 @Florida International....... *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium)

MID TENNESSEE STATE(1-1)

A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-30 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-22 D-3

Troy..........................17-31 Maryland..................24-14 @Kentucky........................ @Arkansas State............... Florida Atlantic.................. @Florida International....... @Louisville....................... @Mississippi State........... Louisiana-Monroe............. @Western Kentucky.......... North Texas....................... @Louisiana-Lafayette........

TULANE (0-1)

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-25 O-4 O-11 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

@Alabama.................6-20 East Carolina.................... Louisiana-Monroe............ SMU................................. Army................................ @UTEP............................. Rice.................................. @LSU............................... @Houston........................ UAB.................................. @Tulsa............................. @Memphis.......................

A-30 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-26 N-1 N-15 N-22 N-29

@UAB.....................45-22 @North Texas..........56-26 New Mexico..................... Central Arkansas.............. Rice.................................. @SMU.............................. UTEP................................ Central Florida.................. @Arkansas....................... @Houston........................ Tulane.............................. @Marshall........................

A-28 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-28

@Buffalo.................17-42 Texas.......................13-42 New Mexico State............ Central Florida.................. @Southern Miss.............. Tulane ............................. @Tulsa............................. Rice.................................. @Louisiana-Lafayette....... SMU................................. @Houston........................ @East Carolina.................

TULSA (2-0)

UTEP (0-2)

UTAH (2-0)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-2 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-6 N-15 N-22

@Michigan...............25-23 UNLV.......................42-21 @Utah State...................... @Air Force........................ Weber State...................... Oregon State..................... @Wyoming....................... Colorado State.................. @New Mexico................... TCU.................................. @San Diego State............. BYU..................................

WYOMING (1-1)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-13 N-22

Ohio.........................21-20 Air Force....................3-28 North Dakota State........... @BYU............................... Bowling Green.................. @New Mexico................... Utah.................................. @TCU............................... San Diego State................ @Tennessee...................... @UNLV............................. Colorado State..................

NORTH TEXAS (0-2)

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-22 N-29

@Kansas State...........6-45 Tulsa........................26-56 @LSU................................ @Rice............................... Florida International.......... Louisiana-Lafayette........... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... Troy................................... @Western Kentucky.......... @Florida Atlantic............... @Middle Tennessee State. Arkansas State..................

A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-7 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-22 D-6

@Mid. Tenn. State....31-17 @LSU......................... PPD Alcorn State...................... @Ohio State...................... @Oklahoma State............. @Florida Atlantic............... Florida International.......... @North Texas.................... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... Western Kentucky............. Louisiana-Lafayette........... Arkansas State..................

TROY (1-0)

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powerade previewS UCLA at #15 BYU

Third Time’s A. . . BYU Win These two teams are playing for the third time in the last calendar year. The Bruins prevailed during the 2007 season, but the Cougars got revenge in the Las Vegas Bowl. While first-year UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisel is already working his magic, via an opening day upset win over Tennessee, BYU is once again enjoying the dominating LaVell Edwards years of old under Coach Bronco Mendenhall. With 15 starters back, the Cougs are thinking BCS bowl. We are, too.

PREDICTION: Brigham Young 31-20 Master Insight “With a win, UCLA could serve notice that the rebuilding under Rick Neuheisel is complete after just two games. However, BYU is thinking BCS bowl and is at home.” – Terry Donahue

As a matter of... FACT

BYU, ranked in the preseason polls for the first time since 1997, owns the nation’s longest winning streak at 12 games. The Cougars have won 13 straight home games, and 16 consecutive Mountain West Conference contests.

OPINION

If BYU beats UCLA, you can look forward to a season-ending showdown between the Cougars and Utah. Both will be unbeaten, with a berth in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on the line.

East Division FLORIDA (2-0) A-30 Hawaii....................56-10 S-6 Miami (FL)...............26-3 S-20 @Tennessee.................... S-27 Mississippi..................... O-4 @Arkansas..................... O-11 LSU................................ O-25 Kentucky......................... N-1 vs. Georgia*................... N-8 @Vanderbilt.................... N-15 South Carolina................ N-22 The Citadel...................... N-29 @Florida State................ *Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium)

ARIZONA (2-0) Idaho.......................70-0 Toledo....................41-16 @New Mexico................. @UCLA........................... Washington.................... @Stanford...................... California........................ USC................................ @Washington State........ @Oregon........................ Oregon State.................. Arizona State..................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 D-6

CALIFORNIA (2-0) Michigan State.......38-31 @Washington State.66-3 @Maryland..................... Colorado State................ Arizona State.................. @Arizona........................ UCLA.............................. Oregon............................ @USC............................. @Oregon State............... Stanford.......................... Washington....................

West Division ALABAMA (2-0) A-30 vs. Clemson*.........34-10 S-6 Tulane......................20-6 S-13 Western Kentucky.......... S-20 @Arkansas..................... S-27 @Georgia........................ O-4 Kentucky......................... O-18 Mississippi..................... O-25 @Tennessee.................... N-1 Arkansas State................ N-8 @LSU............................. N-15 Mississippi State............ N-29 Auburn............................ *Atlanta (Georgia Dome) ARKANSAS (2-0) A-30 Western Illinois.....28-24 S-6 vs. Louis-Monroe*.28-27 S-13 @Texas........................... S-20 Alabama.......................... O-4 Florida............................ O-11 @Auburn........................ O-18 @Kentucky..................... O-25 Mississippi..................... N-1 Tulsa............................... N-8 @South Carolina............. N-22 @Mississippi State......... N-28 vs. LSU*......................... *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) AUBURN (2-0) A-30 Louisiana-Monroe...34-0 S-6 Southern Miss.......27-13 S-13 @Mississippi State......... S-20 LSU................................ S-27 Tennessee....................... O-4 @Vanderbilt.................... O-11 Arkansas......................... O-23 @West Virginia............... N-1 @Mississippi ................. N-8 Tennessee-Martin........... N-15 Georgia........................... N-29 @Alabama......................

KENTUCKY (2-0) @Louisville..............27-2 Norfolk State...........28-3 Middle Tennessee State.. Western Kentucky.......... @Alabama...................... South Carolina................ Arkansas......................... @Florida......................... @Mississippi State......... Georgia........................... Vanderbilt....................... @Tennessee....................

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A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-29

OREGON (2-0) Washington...........44-10 Utah State..............66-24 @Purdue......................... Boise State..................... @Washington State........ @USC............................. UCLA.............................. @Arizona State............... @California..................... Stanford.......................... Arizona........................... @Oregon State...............

S-1 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-28 D-6

UCLA (1-0) Tennessee........ 27-24 OT @BYU............................. Arizona........................... Fresno State................... Washington State........... @Oregon........................ Stanford.......................... @California..................... Oregon State.................. @Washington................. @Arizona State............... USC................................

OREGON STATE (0-2) @Stanford.............28-36 @Penn State..........14-45 Hawaii............................. USC................................ @Utah............................. Washington State........... @Washington................. Arizona State.................. @UCLA........................... California........................ @Arizona........................ Oregon............................

A-30 S-13 S-25 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-29 D-6

USC (1-0) @Virginia.................52-7 Ohio State....................... @Oregon State............... Oregon............................ Arizona State.................. @Washington State........ @Arizona........................ Washington.................... California........................ @Stanford...................... Notre Dame.................... @UCLA...........................

STANFORD (1-1) Oregon State.........36-28 @Arizona State......17-41 @TCU............................. San Jose State................ @Washington................. @Notre Dame................. Arizona........................... @UCLA........................... Washington State........... @Oregon........................ USC................................ @California.....................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 D-6

WASHINGTON (0-2) @Oregon...............10-44 BYU.......................27-28 Oklahoma....................... Stanford.......................... @Arizona........................ Oregon State.................. Notre Dame.................... @USC............................. Arizona State.................. UCLA.............................. @Washington State........ @California.....................

WASHINGTON STATE (0-2) A-30 vs. Oklahoma St.*.13-39 S-6 California.................3-66 S-13 @Baylor.......................... S-20 Portland State................. S-27 Oregon............................ O-4 @UCLA........................... O-11 @Oregon State............... O-18 USC................................ N-1 @Stanford...................... N-8 Arizona........................... N-15 @Arizona State............... N-22 Washington.................... N-29 @Hawaii......................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)................

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ARIZONA STATE (2-0) A-30 Northern Arizona...30-13 S-6 Stanford.................41-17 S-13 UNLV.............................. S-20 Georgia........................... O-4 @California..................... O-11 @USC............................. O-25 Oregon............................ N-1 @Oregon State............... N-8 @Washington................. N-15 Washington State........... N-28 UCLA.............................. D-6 @Arizona........................

LSU (1-0) A-30 Appalachian State..41-13 S-6 Troy.........................PPD S-13 North Texas.................... S-20 @Auburn........................ S-27 Mississippi State............ O-11 @Florida......................... O-18 @South Carolina............. O-25 Georgia........................... N-1 Tulane............................. N-8 Alabama.......................... N-22 Mississippi..................... N-28 vs. Arkansas*................. *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) MISSISSIPPI (1-1) A-30 Memphis...............41-24 S-6 @Wake Forest.......28-30 S-13 Samford.......................... S-20 Vanderbilt....................... S-27 @Florida......................... O-4 South Carolina................ O-18 @Alabama...................... O-25 @Arkansas..................... N-1 Auburn............................ N-15 Louisiana-Monroe.......... N-22 @LSU............................. N-28 Mississippi State............ MISSISSIPPI STATE (1-1) A-30 @Louisiana Tech...14-22 S-6 SE Louisiana..........34-10 S-13 Auburn............................ S-20 @Georgia Tech............... S-27 @LSU............................. O-11 Vanderbilt....................... O-18 @Tennessee.................... O-25 Middle Tennessee State.. N-1 Kentucky......................... N-15 @Alabama...................... N-22 Arkansas......................... N-28 @Mississippi..................

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GEORGIA (2-0) A-30 Georgia Southern..45-21 S-6 Central Michigan...56-17 S-13 @South Carolina............. S-20 @Arizona State............... S-27 Alabama.......................... O-11 Tennessee....................... O-18 Vanderbilt....................... O-25 @LSU............................. N-1 vs. Florida*..................... N-8 @Kentucky..................... N-15 @Auburn........................ N-29 Georgia Tech.................. *Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium) A-31 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-29

SOUTH CAROLINA (1-1) A-28 N.C. State................34-0 S-4 @Vanderbilt...........17-24 S-13 Georgia........................... S-20 Wofford.......................... S-27 UAB................................ O-4 @Mississippi.................. O-11 @Kentucky..................... O-18 LSU................................ N-1 Tennessee....................... N-8 Arkansas......................... N-15 @Florida......................... N-29 @Clemson...................... TENNESSEE (0-1) S-1 @UCLA............ 24-27 OT S-13 UAB................................ S-20 Florida............................ S-27 @Auburn........................ O-4 Northern Illinois.............. O-11 @Georgia........................ O-18 Mississippi State............ O-25 Alabama.......................... N-1 @South Carolina............. N-8 Wyoming........................ N-22 @Vanderbilt.................... N-29 Kentucky......................... VANDERBILT (2-0) A-28 @Miami (OH)........34-13 S-4 South Carolina.......24-17 S-13 Rice................................ S-20 @Mississippi.................. O-4 Auburn............................ O-11 @Mississippi State......... O-18 @Georgia........................ O-25 Duke............................... N-8 Florida............................ N-15 @Kentucky..................... N-22 Tennessee....................... N-29 @Wake Forest................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-22 D-6

A-28 S-6 S-13 S-25 O-2 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29 A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

#2 Georgia at South Carolina

’Ole Ball Coach Getting Really, Really Old

The ol’ ball coach may simply be getting too old. Mr. Smug’s boys laid an egg at Vanderbilt last week and now have to face national title-contending Georgia. The Dawgs head to Columbia with revenge on their minds following last season’s loss to the Gamecocks in Athens. Plus, Georgia has all-everything running back Knowshon Moreno to dissect a USC defense that can’t stop the run.

PREDICTION: Georgia 31-13 Master Insight “Never count out a Steve Spurrier team, but you have to wonder how devastating that loss to Vanderbilt will prove to be on the Gamecocks. I expect Georgia to put the game in Moreno’s hands and win quite handily.” – Pat Dye

As a matter of... FACT

Georgia is tied with LSU for the SEC’s best record over the last six seasons (65-15) and has the best record (108-32) over the last 11. The Bulldogs are also the only SEC team to be ranked in the final AP poll the last 11 seasons.

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OPINION

UGA Coach Mark Richt, 73-18 in eight seasons, has accomplished virtually everything except win a national title. He set a school record with a 13win season in 2002, but had to settle for a No. 3 ranking, as Ohio State went 14-0 to win it all. 19


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BALDWIN-WALLACE (0-1) @Franklin..................................35-42 Bye John Carroll........................................ @Marietta........................................... Mount Union...................................... @Otterbein......................................... @Muskingum..................................... Heidelberg.......................................... Ohio Northern..................................... @Wilmington...................................... Capital................................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

CAPITAL (1-0) Adrian........................................34-14 Bye @Heidelberg....................................... Wilmington......................................... Marietta.............................................. @Mount Union................................... @John Carroll..................................... Otterbein............................................. Muskingum........................................ @Ohio Northern................................. @Baldwin-Wallace..............................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

HEIDELBERG (1-0) Westminster..............................62-27 Bye Capital................................................ @John Carroll..................................... Otterbein............................................. Ohio Northern..................................... @Mount Union................................... @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Wilmington......................................... @Marietta........................................... @Muskingum.....................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18

JOHN CARROLL (1-0) @Thomas More.........................41-14 Bye @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Heidelberg.......................................... Wilmington......................................... @Marietta........................................... Capital................................................

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OAC PREVIEW

JOHN CARROLL (cont.) O-25 Ohio Northern..................................... N-1 @Mount Union................................... N-8 @Muskingum..................................... N-15 Otterbein............................................. S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

MARIETTA (1-0) @Thiel.......................................21-18 Bye @Wilmington...................................... Baldwin-Wallace................................. @Capital............................................. John Carroll........................................ @Ohio Northern................................. Muskingum........................................ @Otterbein......................................... Heidelberg.......................................... Mount Union...................................... MOUNT UNION (1-0) St. John Fisher............................33-3 Bye Ohio Northern..................................... @Muskingum..................................... @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Capital................................................ Heidelberg.......................................... @Wilmington...................................... John Carroll........................................ @Otterbein......................................... @Marietta........................................... MUSKINGUM (1-0) Defiance.....................................35-10 Bye @Otterbein......................................... Mount Union...................................... @Ohio Northern................................. @Wilmington...................................... Baldwin-Wallace................................. @Marietta........................................... @Capital............................................. John Carroll........................................ Heidelberg..........................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

OHIO NORTHERN Bye @North Central................................... @Mount Union................................... Otterbein............................................. Muskingum........................................ @Heidelberg....................................... Marietta.............................................. @John Carroll..................................... @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Capital................................................ Wilmington......................................... OTTERBEIN (1-0) Bethany.....................................40-17 Bye Muskingum........................................ @Ohio Northern................................. @Heidelberg....................................... Baldwin-Wallace................................. Wilmington......................................... @Capital............................................. Marietta.............................................. Mount Union...................................... @John Carroll..................................... WILMINGTON (0-1) @Mount St. Joseph......................7-21 Bye Marietta............................................... @Capital.............................................. @John Carroll...................................... Muskingum......................................... @Otterbein.......................................... Mount Union....................................... @Heidelberg........................................ Baldwin-Wallace.................................. @Ohio Northern..................................

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Ohio Northern Polar Bears at North Central College Cardinals The Ohio Northern Polar Bears head to Naperville, Ill., to take on the North Central College Cardinals in what should be a compelling nonconference match-up of very strong teams. The nationally ranked No. 8 Cardinals are the preseason favorites to win its conference, the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin. Meanwhile, the No. 16 Polar Bears are picked by the coaches to finish second in the OAC and return 13 starters from last year’s nationally ranked 7-3 team. Yes, this will be one to watch!

PREDICTION: North Central College 24-21 OAC featured PLAYER of the week

R.J. Meadows Ohio Northern Polar Bears Position: Running back Ht: 6-0, Wt: 215 Grade: Senior Noteworthy: Meadows, a physically punishing runner out of Hendersonville, Tenn., is a two-time First Team All-OAC and All-Region selection and has rushed for 2,552 yards and 33 touchdowns during 26 career games for the Polar Bears.

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PANTHER PREVIEW

Campbellsville Tigers

Panthers In Midseason Form

Just what the Campbellsville Tigers needed. The Ohio Dominican Panthers will be well-rested and hungry to play some football following a bye week as they take on the 0-1 Tigers. Campbellsville is also coming off a bye, but without the momentum ODU will carry into this non-conference clash. The Tigers opened the season with a 48-38 loss to Cumberland. ODU, meanwhile, looks as if in midseason form after beating Marian College, 70-7, during Week 1.

PREDICTION: ODU 56-10 featured pANTHER of the week

Christian Haywood Running Back OHIO DOMINICAN (1-0) A-30 @Marian College... 70-7 S-6 Bye S-13 @Campbellsville............ S-20 Wisconsin-Oshkosh...... S-27 McKendree.................... O-4 @St. Francis.................. O-11 St. Xavier...................... O-18 Bye................................ O-25 Taylor............................ N-1 @Walsh......................... N-8 Urbana.......................... N-15 @Malone.......................

Ht: 5-8, Wt: 195 Grade: Sophomore Noteworthy: A transfer from Ohio State, Haywood played in one game last year for the Buckeyes against Kent State in Ohio Stadium and this year has already made his mark with the Panthers. He rushed for 44 yards and three touchdowns in the 70-7 triumph over Marian College in during Week 1. A local product, Haywood attended Hilliard Davidson High where he was a First Team All-Ohio selection his junior and senior seasons.

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S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

ALLEGHENY (1-0) @Juniata...................................34-18 @Westminster................................... Bye.................................................... Oberlin............................................... @Wabash.......................................... Carnegie Mellon................................. @Dennison........................................ Kenyon.............................................. @Wooster.......................................... Wittenberg......................................... Ohio Wesleyan................................... DENISON @Kalamazoo.............................49-27 Wabash............................................. Bye.................................................... Wooster............................................. @Case Western Reserve................... @Hiram............................................. Allegheny........................................... Chicago............................................. @Wittenberg...................................... Kenyon.............................................. @Earlham.......................................... EARLHAM @Rose-Hulman........................35-42 @Manchester.................................... Anderson........................................... Bye.................................................... @Wooster.......................................... @Wittenberg...................................... Hiram................................................. @Oberlin............................................ @Kenyon........................................... Ohio Wesleyan................................... Denison.............................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

HIRAM (1-0) @Gallaudet......................... 20-14 OT Bye.................................................... @Kenyon .......................................... @Carnegie Mellon............................. Wittenberg......................................... Denison............................................. @Earlham.......................................... Case Western Reserve....................... @Ohio Wesleyan............................... Wabash............................................. Oberlin............................................... KENYON (0-1) Case Western Reserve..............27-62 @University of Chicago..................... Hiram................................................. Wabash............................................. @Carnegie Mellon............................. @Ohio Wesleyan............................... Oberlin............................................... @Allegheny........................................ Earlham............................................. @Denison.......................................... OBERLIN (0-1) Washington and Jefferson........35-49 Bye.................................................... Case Western Reserve....................... @Allegheny........................................ Ohio Wesleyan................................... @University of Chicago..................... @Kenyon........................................... Earlham............................................. @Wabash.......................................... Wooster............................................. @Hiram.............................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

OHIO WESLEYAN (0-1) Carnegie Mellon..........................7-35 Bye.................................................... @Wooster.......................................... Wittenberg......................................... @Oberlin............................................ Kenyon.............................................. Case Western Reserve....................... @Washington.................................... Hiram................................................. @Earlham.......................................... @Allegheny........................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

WABASH Bye.................................................... @Denison.......................................... University of Chicago........................ @Kenyon........................................... Allegheny........................................... @Washington.................................... @Wittenberg...................................... Wooster............................................. Oberlin............................................... @Hiram............................................. DePauw.............................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

WITTENBERG (1-0) Olivet........................................22-10 Bye.................................................... Washington....................................... @Ohio Wesleyan............................... @Hiram............................................. Earlham............................................. Wabash............................................. @Carnegie Mellon............................. Denison............................................. @Allegheny........................................ @Wooster..........................................

S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

WOOSTER (1-0) @Waynesburg............................27-6 Bye.................................................... Ohio Wesleyan................................... @Denison.......................................... Earlham............................................. @Case Western Reserve................... Washington ...................................... @Wabash.......................................... Allegheny........................................... @Oberlin............................................ Wittenberg.........................................

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High School Scoreboard TRI-STATE

division I A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

AMELIA (3-0)

@Batavia . . . . . . . . 26-23 (OT) Cincinnati Northwest . . . . 21-0 Walton-Verona (Ky.). . . . . 35-7 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ARCHBISHOP MOELLER (2-1)

A-23 A-31 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-18 O-24

vs. Princeton . . . . . . . . . 27-17 vs. Mont. Bell (Tenn.). . . . 6-21 Centerville . . . . . . . . . . . 34-30 Findlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cathedral Prep (Ind.) . . . . . . . . St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI WOODWARD (3-0)

A-21 A-28 S-4 S-11 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-9 O-16 O-23

Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-28 Belmont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58-0 Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-6 Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . . Shroder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-30 S-5 S-11 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

vs. St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . 13-8 vs. McKeesport (Pa.) . . . . 14-7 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-18 @Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-23 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-20 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-18 O-24

vs. Middletown . . . . . . . 38-19 vs. Warren Central (Ind.) 24-35 Oak Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-7 La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop Moeller. . . . . . . . Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . . Benedictine . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13 @Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 @Winton Woods . . . . . . . 6-28 Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-35 Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . 20-35 @Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . 7-35 @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Northwest. . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Springfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-6 Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-31 @Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COLERAIN (3-0)

ELDER (2-1)

FAIRFIELD (0-3)

GLEN ESTE (0-3)

HAMILTON (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

HARRISON (2-1)

@Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 28-49 East Central . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-16 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LA SALLE (1-2)

A-22 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-24

vs. Winton Woods . . . . . 20-26 vs. Cedar Hill (Texas) . . . 14-38 @Lakota East . . . . . . . . . 13-10 @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry Clay (Ky.) . . . . . . . . . . . . Archbishop Moeller . . . . . . . . . St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Columbus DeSales . . . . . . . . Thurgood Marshall. . . . . . . . . .

A-21 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Centerville . . . . . . . . . . 14-42 @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . 35-20 La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-13 Oak Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-21 A-31 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-20 vs. St. Rita Cascia (Ill.) . 21-28 Kettering Fairmont . . . . . . 20-0 @Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Western Hills . . . . . . . 39-13 Reynoldsburg. . . . . . . . . . . 7-3 @Trotwood-Madison . . . 42-20 Kettering Fairmont . . . . . . . . . . @Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Springboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Xenia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-6 Archbishop McNicholas . 28-21 @Mount Healthy . . . . . . 19-16 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-23 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Northmont . . . . . . . . . 17-28 @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . 13-42 Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53-18 Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-23 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

vs. Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-38 vs. St. Aquinas (Fla.) . . . 35-39 @Lima Senior . . . . . . . . 69-21 @Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAKOTA EAST (1-2)

LAKOTA WEST (1-2)

LEBANON (3-0)

LOVELAND (2-1)

MASON (1-2)

MIDDLETOWN (1-2)

A-23 A-29 S-5 S-11 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

division II MILFORD (3-0)

@Hughes Center . . . . . . . 19-0 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . 27-13 @Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

OAK HILLS (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-28 @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . 35-18 @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-30 @Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-23 A-29 S-5 S-11 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

vs. Archbishop Moeller . 17-27 @Centerville . . . . . . . . . . 30-49 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-21 S-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-37 Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-49 Piqua . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 @Butler . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sidney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Xenia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Trotwood-Madison . . . . . . . . @Fairborn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-30 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-18 O-24

vs. Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . 8-13 vs. Prattville (Ala.) . . . . . 15-10 Cathedral Prep (Ind.) . . . . 17-3 Don Bosco Prep (N.J.) . . . . . . . Louisville Trinity (Ky.) . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Archbishop Moeller . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 @Springboro . . . . . . . . . 17-49 Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . 44-6 Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oak Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-6 S-13 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-39 Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . 6-34 Oyler School . . . . . . . . . . 54-0 @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PRINCETON (1-2)

A-23 A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-9 O-17 O-24 A-23 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

AIKEN (1-2)

South Urban Academy . . . 26-6 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 Columbus East . . . . . . . . 26-34 @Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Montessori . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ANDERSON (3-0)

vs. Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-13 @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . 31-10 Columbus DeSales . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI NORTHWEST (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-21 Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . . Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-23 A-29 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-16 O-24

HUGHES CENTER (1-2)

Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 @Meadowdale . . . . . . . . . 6-20 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

KINGS (2-1)

A-21 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Springboro . . . . . . . . . . . 37-14 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . 16-35 @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-8 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-27 Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LITTLE MIAMI (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

MOUNT HEALTHY (1-2)

Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 20-21 @Western Hills . . . . . . . . 34-6 Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Northwest . . . . . . . . @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . .

ROSS (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-44 Goshen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-14 @Tippecanoe . . . . . . . . . . 7-56 @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Northwest. . . . . . .

A-23 A-29 S-6 S-12 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-11 O-18 O-24

vs. Anderson . . . . . . . . . . 6-56 @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-16 Linden McKinley . . . . . . . 30-0 Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shroder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . .

TAFT (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

TALAWANDA (1-2)

Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-33 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Northwest . . . . . . . . Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . . . @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17

TRENTON EDGEWOOD (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

TURPIN (3-0)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . 31-21 @Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-45 East Central . . . . . . . . . . 20-23 @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Northwest . . . . . . . . Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-30 S-4 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-2 @Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Cincinnati Northwest . . . . . . . . @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WALNUT HILLS (2-1)

Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . 10-7 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-41 @Hughes Center . . . . . . 20-14 @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . . Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN BROWN (3-0)

Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 Clermont Northeastern. . . 39-0 @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . 39-14 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Washington CH @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . . @Portsmouth. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WILMINGTON (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

WINTON WOODS (3-0)

vs. La Salle. . . . . . . . . . . 26-20 @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 38-0 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 Bishop Watterson . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WITHROW (0-3)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25

Trenton Edgewood . . . . . 21-31 Oak Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-35 @Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-53 @Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . Shroder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Cin. Hills Christian Ac. 13-21 Oakwood . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-21 Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-36 @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

@West Carrollton . . . . . . . 21-7 Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . 21-35 @Cincinnati Northwest. . . 6-28 Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SPRINGBORO (0-3)

division III ARCHBISHOP MCNICHOLAS (1-2)

ST. XAVIER (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

A-22 @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . .13-14 A-29 @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . .21-28 S-4 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-0 S-12 @Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . S-19 Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . S-26 @Chaminade-Julienne . . . . . . O-3 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . . O-10 Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . O-17 Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . O-24 @Dayton Carroll . . . . . . . . . . .

SYCAMORE (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-14 North College Hill . . . . . . .24-0 @Greenville . . . . . . . . . . .0-23 Milton-Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Bellbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . . Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Brookville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN HILLS (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . .0-27 @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-40 @Clermont NE . . . . . . . . .21-7 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . . @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

GOSHEN (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

HILLSBORO (1-2)

A-22 A-22 @Western Brown . . . . . .14-28 A-29 A-29 @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . .8-41 S-5 S-6 Stebbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 S-13 S-12 @Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . . S-19 S-19 @Washington CH . . . . . . . . . . S-26 S-26 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O-3 O-3 Madison Plains . . . . . . . . . . . O-10 O-10 London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . O-17 O-17 @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . O-24 O-24 McClain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

INDIAN HILL (1-2)

@Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-7 Valley View. . . . . . . . . . .41-42 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-28 Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MONROE (0-3)

Jonathan Alder . . . . . . . . .7-14 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . .21-48 @Valley View . . . . . . . . . .0-28 @Bellbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middletown Madison . . . . . . . @Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Northridge . . . . . . .

NEW RICHMOND (3-0)

@Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . .34-0 Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 @Williamsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . Clermont Northeastern. . . . . . Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . . @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORWOOD (3-0)

Archbishop McNicholas .14-13 Purcell Marian . . . . . . . .19-13 @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-0 @Thurgood Marshall . . . . . . . Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Northwest. . . . . . Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . . @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

division IV BADIN (1-2)

A-21 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-20 S-26 O-4 O-10 O-18 O-24

@Cincinnati Woodward . 28-38 Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . 36-12 Archbishop McNicholas . . . . . . Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . . @Purcell Marian. . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaminade-Julienne. . . . . . . . . @Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Amelia . . . . . . . . . . 23-26 (OT) Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-27 @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . 7-29 @Clermont Northeastern . . . . . Clark Montessori . . . . . . . . . . . @New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . Goshen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Williamsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-22 @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 @New Richmond . . . . . . . 0-27 @Landmark Christian. . . . . . . . Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Williamsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . Clermont Northeastern. . . . . . . Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . . . Goshen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

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BATAVIA (0-3)

BETHEL-TATE (1-2)

BISHOP FENWICK (2-1)

Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-3 @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 @Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaminade-Julienne. . . . . . . . . @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . . Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BLANCHESTER (0-3)

Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . 0-49 @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 Western Brown . . . . . . . 14-39 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Clermont Northeastern . . . . . Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

CARLISLE (1-2)

Arcanum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-0 Brooksville . . . . . . . . . . . 22-55 @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dayton Northridge . . . . . . . . . . Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . . . Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CLERMONT NORTHEASTERN (0-3)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Cincinnati Country Day 20-39 @Western Brown . . . . . . . 0-39 Goshen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

MARIEMONT (0-3)

@Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . 3-32 New Richmond . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. 6-13 @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MIDDLETOWN MADISION (2-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Tri-County North . . . . . 28-14 @Troy Christian . . . . . . . . 22-7 Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-6 Dayton Northridge . . . . . . . . . . @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORTH COLLEGE HILL (1-2)

CLINTON-MASSIE (3-0)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-9 @Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-24 Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Summit Country Day . . . . . . . . @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Country Day . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . . . @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FINNEYTOWN (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25

@Mount Healthy . . . . . . 21-20 Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . 0-38 @Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . 6-44 @Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . . Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaminade-Julienne. . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Purcell Marian. . . . . . . . . . . .

MADEIRA (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . 14-55 Clark Montessori . . . . . . 38-27 Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-54 Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

@Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . 48-20 East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . @London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @McClain. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Washington CH . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Plains . . . . . . . . . . . . @Jonathan Alder . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Cincinnati Northwest. . . 0-31 Shroder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-39 @Madison JR/SR. . . . . . . . 6-3 Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-23 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . 21-28 Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . 9-32 @North College Hill . . . . 16-13 @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WYOMING (1-2)

ROGER BACON (1-2)

TAYLOR (1-2)

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A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-3 @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . .32-9 Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . .13-6 Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Summit Country Day . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . .

CLARK MONTESSORI (2-1)

A-21 A-29 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-27 O-4 O-10 O-18 O-24

Middletown Christian . . .28-14 @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-38 Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . .34-6 @Portsmouth Notre Dame . . . @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Walton-Verona (Ky.) . . . . . . @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Jefferson Township. . . . . . . @Lehman Catholic . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . .

DEER PARK (0-3)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

New Richmond . . . . . . . .0-28 @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-52 Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . .6-48 @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Waynesville . . . . . . . . . .0-14 Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . .47-0 @Clinton-Massie . . . . . . .0-28 Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . . @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clermont Northeastern. . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Montessori . . . . . . . . . .

EAST CLINTON (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

PURCELL MARIAN (1-2)

@Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . .7-10 @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . .13-19 @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .48-6 @Chaminade-Julienne . . . . . . Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . @Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . .

READING (1-2)

North College Hill . . . . . . .9-42 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . .14-0 @Archbishop McNicholas 0-31 Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SHRODER (2-1)

A-23 A-29 S-6 S-13 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-23

Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-21 @Finneytown . . . . . . . . .39-10 Meadowdale . . . . . . . . . . .0-16 Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Jefferson Township. . . . . . . @Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . . . Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Woodward . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . .14-0 @Clinton-Massie . . . . . .20-48 Milton-Union . . . . . . . . .24-20 Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dayton Northridge . . . . . . . . . @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17

BATESVILLE (3-0)

Jennings County . . . . . . .13-3 @Milan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-3 South Dearborn . . . . . . .46-14 @New Palestine . . . . . . . . . . . @East Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . @Connersville . . . . . . . . . . . .

EAST CENTRAL (2-1)

Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . .21-48 @Trenton Edgewood . . .23-20 Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . . Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . @Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . @Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis Roncalli . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-2)

@Muncie South . . . . . . .20-60 Connersville . . . . . . . . . .22-16 @Jay County . . . . . . . . .25-56 @East Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . @Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . . . Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mooresville . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAWRENCEBURG (3-0)

Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-14 Union County . . . . . . . . .42-12 Milan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-0 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . @Charlestown . . . . . . . . . . . .

SOUTH DEARBORN (1-2)

@Bed. North Lawrence . .3-24 @Madison . . . . . . . . . . .31-27 @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . .14-46 @Connersville . . . . . . . . . . . . Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . Muncie South. . . . . . . . . . . . .

KENTUCKY A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-2 O-11 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 A-29 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-24 N-1 N-7 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

BEECHWOOD (2-0)

Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . .29-6 @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . .34-12 @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport Central Catholic . .

BELLEVUE (2-0)

@Newport . . . . . . . . . . . .18-6 @Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-13 Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . @Bracken County. . . . . . . . . . Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallatin County. . . . . . . . . . . .

BISHOP BROSSART (0-1)

Owen County . . . . . . . . . .6-18 Bye Walton-Verona . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Eminence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville Christian Acad.. . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . .

BOONE COUNTY (1-1)

@Scott County . . . . . . . .14-23 Mason County . . . . . . . .28-18 @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madison Central . . . . . . . . .

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25 O-31 N-7

COVINGTON CATHOLIC (1-1)

A-30 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-2 O-10 O-17 O-25 N-1 N-8

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7 A-29 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-9 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

CONNER (1-0)

A-30 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

@Tates Creek . . . . . . . . .31-14 Bye Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason County . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-0 Bye Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Belmont (Ohio) . . . . . . . . . . Meade County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

vs. Cardinal Mooney . . . .0-57 @Newport Central Cath .38-34 Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madisonville North Hopkins . . St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

GRANT COUNTY (0-2)

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31

Pendleton County. . . . . . .6-27 Western Hills . . . . . . . . . .6-27 @Anderson County . . . . . . . . Owen County . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Oldham . . . . . . . . . . . . @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oldham County . . . . . . . . . . Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffersontown . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boyd County . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-4 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-6 @Colerain . . . . . . . . . . .18-33 @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . @Hopkinsville . . . . . . . . . . . . @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lexington Catholic . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Central . . . . . . . . . . . Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HIGHLANDS (1-1)

vs. South Laurel. . . . . . .35-49 Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-33 Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . @Knox Central . . . . . . . . . . . .

S-6 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-9 O-17 O-25 O-31 N-7

DAYTON (0-2)

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

DIXIE HEIGHTS (0-2)

A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

@Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-25 Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lynn Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .6-29 Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Covington Catholic . . . . . . . Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . .

Nathan Love Hamilton

Position: Wide receiver Ht: 6-3, Wt: 180 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.2 Noteworthy: Nathan plans to graduate from college, teach history and coach football at Hamilton High School.

division VI CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN (1-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Covington Holy Cross . .33-7 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Covington Catholic . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LLOYD MEMORIAL (0-2)

@Central Hardin . . . . . . . .0-24 Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .12-34 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lexington Christian . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY (1-1) Clermont Northeastern. .39-20 Bye @South Decatur (Ind.) . . . .0-6 Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . Summit Country Day . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-4 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . .22-21 Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 @Cincinnati Woodward . .6-48 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . . @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . . Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . .

LOCKLAND (2-1)

MASON COUNTY (1-1)

MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN (1-2)

A-21 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25

@Clark Montessori. . . . .14-28 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . .8-44 Bracken County (Ky.) . . .27-19 @Monclova Christian Academy Fairfield Christian Academy . . Jefferson Township . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Grove City Christian . . . . . . @Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Landmark Christian . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Chil. Southeastern . . .50-27 @Middletown Christian . .44-8 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-7 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North College Hill . . . . . . . . . . @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . . Cincinnati Country Day @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . .

NEW MIAMI (3-0)

SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY (3-0)

A-22 A-29 S-6 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Williamsburg. . . . . . . .40-21 @Ridgemont . . . . . . . . .53-16 Portsmouth Notre Dame 39-32 @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . . Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . .

RYLE (1-1)

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-6 @Boone County . . . . . . .18-28 Lewis County . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bourbon County . . . . . . . . . . . @Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fleming County. . . . . . . . . . Greenup County . . . . . . . . . . .

A-29 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31

@Highlands . . . . . . . . . . .6-26 @Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-8 @Newport Central Catholic . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . . Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . . @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fern Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-30 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

Simon Kenton . . . . . . . .37-15 Covington Catholic . . . . .34-38 Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Bye @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

@Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 Bye Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grant County . . . . . . . . . . . . . Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Henry County . . . . . . . . . . .

A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31

Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-18 Pendleton County. . . . . .20-12 Whitley County. . . . . . . . . . . . Coal Grove . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31

@Newport Cent. Cath. . .15-37 @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . .28-7 @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . . Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . .

SCOTT (2-0) NEWPORT CENT. CATHOLIC (1-1) A-30 vs. Walton-Verona . . . . . .53-0

LUDLOW (1-1)

@Henry County . . . . . . . .0-40 Carroll County . . . . . . . .26-21 @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Pendleton County . . . . . . . . @Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . @Grant County. . . . . . . . . . . . Bye @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . .

@Yellow Springs . . . . . .40-23 FCI Academy . . . . . . . . .18-48 Troy Christian. . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Country Day . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . North College Hill . . . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

HOLMES (2-0)

COVINGTON HOLY CROSS (0-2) A-29 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-6

A-29 S-6 S-12 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

CAMPBELL COUNTY (1-0)

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

COOPER (0-2)

@Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-57 Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-45 @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . Boone Country . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . . Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @North Hardin . . . . . . . . . . . .

Summit Country Day . . .21-40 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . .0-47 @Clark Montessori. . . . . .6-34 New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Landmark Christian. . . . . . . @Clermont Northeastern . . . .

WAYNESVILLE (2-1)

INDIANA & KENTUCKY NDIANA

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

WILLIAMSBURG (0-3)

NEWPORT (1-1)

Justin Foley Harrison

Position: Tight end Ht: 6-3, Wt: 235 Grade: Senior, GPA: 4.0 Noteworthy: Justin plans to play college football but is undecided on a major.

Steve Clark Cincinnati Northwest

Positions: FB/LB Ht: 5-10, Wt: 225 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.5 Noteworthy: Steve plans to graduate from college and become an engineer.

Ross Gibson Batavia

Positions: WR/RB/DB Ht: 5-7, Wt: 150 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.8 Noteworthy: Ross plans to attend college and major in architectural engineering.

Tyler Good Waynesville

Positions: DB/OLB Ht: 5-9, Wt: 165 Grade: Senior, GPA: 4.2 Noteworthy: Tyler plans to attend college and major in engineering.

Brendon Gregory Lloyd Memorial

Positions: QB/TE/LB Ht: 6-3, Wt: 200 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.8 Noteworthy: Brendon plans to attend college and major in political science and pre-law as he plans to pursue a career in law or politics.

SIMON KENTON (1-1)

FLEMING COUNTY (0-2)

vs. Harrison County . . . .35-48 @Rowan County . . . . . .25-33 Harlan County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Powell County. . . . . . . . . . . @Estill County . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye Breathitt County . . . . . . . . . . . @Lewis County . . . . . . . . . . . @West Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason County . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Station . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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tri-state High School Previews the big three

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By Marty Gitlin

Don Bosco Prep (0-0) at St. Xavier (2-1)

This isn’t a schedule the Bombers are playing this season. It’s a tiptoe through a mine field. All Don Bosco Prep did last season was win a state championship as one of the top-ranked teams in the nation. More frightening for St. Xavier is that the New Jersey powerhouse returns 13 starters this season, including eight on offense. Quarterback Brett Knief and running backs Tony Jones and Dilion Romain are all back. The latter two combined for 26 touchdowns a year ago. Also returning is linebacker Nick Vetterlein, the team’s leading tackler in 2007. St. Xavier is not exactly chopped liver. After an opening-week loss to Colerain, the defending Ohio Division I state champions beat Alabama juggernaut Prattville and then Indianapolis power, Cathedral Prep, which was ranked second in Indiana. The 17-3 win over Cathedral Prep featured a 90-yard rushing performance from Connor Early.

Prediction: Don Bosco Prep 17, St. Xavier 14

Colerain (3-0) at Princeton (1-2)

Princeton is far too talented a team to remain winless for long. And the Vikings didn’t remain winless for long. They buried Glen Este, 35-7, in Week 3 to raise their record to 1-2. The Princeton defense had surrendered a whopping 74 points in its first two games, but stiffened last week. The defense was led by Bowling Green recruit Dwayne Woods with 11 tackles. Meanwhile, Jeff Duckworth was busy snagging two touchdown passes from quarterback Spencer Ware, who threw for 2,200 yards and 35 scores a year ago. Duckworth is headed to the University of Wisconsin. Colerain, on the other hand, has rolled merrily along all season. The Cardinals, who have won 100 of their last 109 regular-season games, remained undefeated in 2008 with a 33-18 victory over Kentucky Class 5A defending state champion Highlands.

Prediction: Colerain 29, Princeton 17

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St. Francis DeSales (3-0) at Anderson (3-0)

St. Francis DeSales apparently didn’t want New Albany hanging around last Friday. So the Stallions galloped away with three touchdowns in their first four possessions and emerged with a 28-7 win to remain undefeated. Quarterback Thomas Gentile rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown and tossed the rock to Chris Rock, who caught it for another score. The Stallions boast plenty of talent, including defensive end and Big Ten recruit Davon Custis. Anderson, which is the defending Division II state champion, should provide the stoutest competition of the season so far for DeSales. That assumption can be made not only by the fact that it won the crown a year ago, but also by its 3-0 record and 31-10 defeat of Hamilton last Friday. The Redskins have now outscored its three opponents, 129-29, this year.

Prediction: Anderson 27, St. Francis DeSales 26

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Bishop Watterson (2-1) at Winton Woods (3-0)

The Eagles failed to qualify for the playoffs in 2007 for the first time in nine seasons. They’re playing in 2008 like they’re not about to let it happen again. Bishop Watterson won its second of three games last Friday with a 24-7 defeat of Reynoldsburg. Quarterback Patrick Nester certainly did his job, firing a pair of scoring strikes, including a 54-yarder to Colin Boone. Seven returning starters on offense and a defense that surrendered just 12.3 points a game last season could keep the Eagles flying all year. Attempting to ground them, however, will be Winton Woods, who have outscored three opponents, 92-26. The most recent victim was Fairfield, which fell, 28-6. The Warriors received strong performances from Jeremiah Goins and Dominique Brown, who combined for 254 yards rushing and four touchdowns. The defense, meanwhile, held Fairfield to 110 total yards, including zero on the ground.

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Prediction: Winton Woods 20, Bishop Watterson 16

New Miami (3-0) at Lockland (2-1)

New Miami was up to its old tricks last Friday night. Actually, it was senior Josh Hampton and junior Jarred Faulkner doing the dirty work in a 29-7 thumping of Batavia. The former now has 479 yards rushing in three games while the latter added 127 yards and three touchdowns in the victory over Batavia. New Miami, which is now averaging 41 points a game, didn’t exactly play a one-dimensional game. Batavia was shut out in the second half. Lockland had been playing well until a 48-6 loss to Cincinnati Woodward in Week 3. The Panthers’ run defense collapsed, yielding 12 yards a carry to running back Eric Finklea.

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Prediction: New Miami 33, Lockland 14

Highlands (1-1) at Holmes (2-0)

There are shameful defeats and shameless defeats. Highlands experienced a shameless defeat last Friday. The Blue Birds lost to Colerain, 33-18. Everyone loses to Colerain. The defending Kentucky Class 5A state champions did manage to score 18 points behind quarterback Tony Guidugli, who connected on 18-of-27 passes for 159 yards and added 115 yards and a touchdown on the ground. Holmes faced a far easier opponent and enjoyed a much better result, knocking off Covington Holy Cross, 33-7, to stay unbeaten. The Bulldogs forced six turnovers, including two they returned for touchdowns. Senior Mark Jones recovered a blocked punt and sprinted 20 yards for one score, then sophomore Damien Oden scooped up a fumble and raced 60 yards for another. Sophomore wideout Chris Hayes added a 29-yard touchdown reception. All three of his catches this season have resulted in scores.

Prediction: Highlands 20, Holmes 16

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POWERADE Break with... Beechwood Tiger Brady Slusher

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Three words that describe When I daydream, I usually think me on the field are . . . pride, about . . . Friday night’s game. brotherhood and unity. My favorite pre-game meal is . . . Three words that describe Subway. me off the field are . . . fun, crazy and nice. A sport I’ll never watch on TV is . . . soccer. A word my mother would use to describe me is . . . stubborn. A bad habit I should break is . . . biting my fingernails. The biggest stress in my life is . . . my mom. I laugh whenever I think of . . . the “South Park” episode where Chef’s parWhat motivates me the most is . . . ents tell the story of “Tree Fiddy.” my parents. My choice as a celebrity dance (Blank) are really important in my partner if I were to appear on “Dancing life . . . My friends, my family and my With The Stars” is . . . Jessica Alba. girl She’s a babe.

Brady Slusher

Our team’s goal for 2008 is . . . to A celebrity who really needs to be state champs! shut up is . . . Britney Spears.

Positions: OLB/tE Height: 6-3, Weight: 222 grade: Senior Noteworthy: Brady plans to play professional football or pursue a career as a firefighter.

A football position I don’t play My favorite TV show is . . . “Reno but would love to is . . . quarterback. 911” and “Lost.” It’s the most important position and I’d like to see if I could handle it. I certainly will never . . . do drugs.

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One day I hope to . . . hold a million dollars in my hands. The scariest moment of my life was . . . when I swallowed a marble when I was a kid. My favorite thing about my hometown of Covington is . . . everyone lives really close to each other.

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Army Strong Players of the Week This Week In Football’s Top Tri-State Area Efforts For Week 3 Andrew Hendrix Archbishop Moeller Quarterback

C.J. Collins Summit Country Day Running back

20-of-31 passing for 298 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a TD in a 34-30 win over Centerville.

Rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns in a 39-32 win over Portsmouth Notre Dame.

Tony Harris Archbishop Moeller Wideout

Shamar Hester Summit Country Day Running back

10 receptions for 139 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 41 yards in a 34-30 win over Centerville.

Josh Cobb Taft Linebacker

Recorded an interception, blocked two punts and returned one for a touchdown in a 30-0 win over Linden McKinley.

Rushed for 155 yards and four touchdowns in a 39-32 win over Portsmouth Notre Dame.

Tyler Williams Colerain Running back

Rushed for 240 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-18 win over Highlands.

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Traylon Durham Colerain Running back

Rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns in a 33-18 win over Highlands.

Adam Brown Elder Running back

Rushed for 132 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-7 win over Oak Hills.

Jake Meiners East Central Quarterback

17-of-26 passing for 202 yards and two touchdowns in a 23-20 overtime win over Trenton Edgewood.

Jeremiah Goins Winton Woods Running back

Rushed for 110 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-6 win over Fairfield.

Dominique Brown Winton Woods Quarterback

Rushed for 144 yards and threw a touchdown pass in a 28-6 win over Fairfield.

Braden Park Talawanda Quarterback

15-of-24 passing for 203 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 100 yards and two TDs in a 21-7 win over Bishop Fenwick.

Bud Golden Sycamore Running back

Rushed for 239 yards and three touchdowns in a 44-6 win over Roger Bacon.

Spencer Ware Princeton Quarterback

16-of-21 passing for 187 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for a TD in a 35-7 win over Glen Este.

Jordan Hopgood Princeton Wideout

Seven receptions for 100 yards in a 35-7 win over Glen Este.

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