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e-mail Dear TWIF, I’m starting to wonder if Chad Johnson chose the right name. If you ask me, he should have changed it to Ocho Stinko. This is what happens when individual players think they’re bigger than the teams themselves. The Bengals deserve everything they’re getting, especially (Coach Marvin) Lewis for putting up with all that crap. Steve, Wash. Courthouse

Tressel’s Loyalty To Seniors Questioned for the team and start (Terrelle) Pryor the rest of the season. Ted, London

for Mike Brown to elevate an assistant into the head job “on an interim basis.” With an easier second half schedule, the Bengals will win six of their last nine. The interim tag will be removed and the franchise will trudge through three more seasons with an unqualified head coach, never to win more than six games. It’s a familiar script, don’t you think? Oh, the joys of being a Bengals fan.

Dear Steve, Dear TWIF, I’m not sure Lewis will survive Will Jim Tressel stay loyal to Todd to the mid-point of the season. With Boeckman all season? I don’t know upcoming games against the Giants, what’s happened to him, but he’s simBrowns, Cowboys, Jets and Steelers, ply not the same quarterback he was the Bengals are likely to be 0-7 head- in the first half of last season. ing into their bye week. M05125_Cin_vFIN.pdf 7/24/08 11:33:59 AMIf Tressel truly preaches ‘team’ In typical Bengals fashion, look first, then he should do what’s best

Dear Ted, Your points are valid, and I wrote as much in last week’s The Good Stuff column. What’s sad is that if the Buckeye offense gets off to a slow start behind Boeckman this week, the boobirds will be out in full force. I never like to see college players booed, but Tressel could prevent it from happening by starting Pryor. Dear TWIF, A season that began with such high hopes is in crisis mode after just two weeks! If the Browns don’t beat Baltimore this week, Romeo’s got to go. A best-case scenario for the Browns now is to go 9-7 (assuming they win all six of their remaining home games), and that won’t be good enough for a wild card spot. This is beyond painful. Scott, Marion

how you Browns fans remain so loyal. In that respect, you have my total admiration, as I’ll put you folks up with any fans in the NFL, including my Stillers! It’s easy for us to be fans because we’re always in the playoff hunt. But you folks deserve better. With that said, the Browns now have as much talent as any team in the NFL. I’d cut them a little slack in that losing to Dallas and Pittsburgh, even at home, is nothing to be ashamed of. However, you’re right, going 9-5 the rest of the season is possible, though I don’t think the season is over yet. A loss this week, though, and it is. Good luck. I’d like to see the season finale at Pittsburgh mean something.

Dear Scott, I’m not even going to be delicate with you about this. I don’t know

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DeDe Dorsey By Edward Mauler

would give me a chance. Do you now have a sense of gratification? Like, “Hey Oklahoma, you didn’t offer me a scholarship. Look at me now!” Somewhat, but what happened to me proves that you don’t have to go to a bigtime school to make things happen for you. What’s your hometown like? It’s very similar to Cincinnati and not a “hick-town” like everybody thinks. What were your hobbies growing up? Sports, muscle cars and martial arts. So are you like Jay Leno, with a huge collection of cars in your garage? Nah, I wish. I just stick to reading about them in magazines. You got yourself a black belt? No, no. Football took over before I could get too serious with the martial arts.

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Okla.), and playing for small-time NAIA colleges, did you ever think that What’s your goal for the 2008 season? you’d one day have a I’m looking forward to helping out any Super Bowl ring (2006 way I can, whether it be with the offense with Indianapolis)? I had or special teams. I just want to make the hopes. I worked very hard best of every opportunity I get. and kept pushing myself An Indianapolis Colts’ scout compared and my dreams came your skills to Pittsburgh Steelers running true. back Willie Parker. A fair assessment? I Where is your Super don’t like to compare myself to anybody Bowl ring? My mom else. I want to make a name for myself so actually has it with her in hopefully people will compare future runJacksonville, Fla. She likes ning backs to me. to show it off. Levi Jones called you the Bengal’s How cool was it playpreseason Pro Bowler last year. Your ing in the Super Bowl? thoughts? Hopefully I can be a regular There’s nothing like. It’s season Pro Bowler this year. Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals definitely everything you During your college career at Ottawa and Lindenwood Universities, you blocked a total imagine and more. I think it was the first time I of 16 kicks. Last season you blocked a punt and ever got the shivers. Did any of the big-time college football proreturned it for touchdown for the Bengals. What’s your secret? If I told my secret, then everybody grams recruit you? Yeah, a couple of the big would be doing it. I have no secret other than hard schools were looking at me during my junior year of high school. But I had a couple of injuries my work, dedication and perseverance. Growing up in a small town (Broken Arrow, senior season and only a couple of NAIA schools

Position: Running back Height: 5-11 Weight: 203 Birthdate: August 1, 1984 College: Lindenwood Hometown: Broken Arrow, Okla. Acquired: 2007, free agent NFL experience: third season

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Scouting Report: The New York Giants

by mArty gitlin

Super Bowl Champions Continue To Roll The so-called experts were dismissing the New York Giants. Yeah, they won the Super Bowl last year, but they were just a better-than-average team that got hot at the ideal time. Right? Wrong, said the Giants. They made a statement Week 1 with a 16-7 thrashing of Washington and pounded St. Louis, 41-13, last week. The defense that spurred New York to a Super Bowl title last year showed it wasn’t just a one-year wonder of a unit. It held the Redskins offense to just 209 total yards. Not too shabby considering AllPro defensive end Michael Strahan retired and a season-ending injury to the Giants’ other end, Osi Umenyiora, has further weakened the Giants Coach Tom Coughlin defensive line. So this certainly is a team on a mission, while winning has been nothing short of mission impossible for the Bengals. Cincinnati played horribly Week 1 in falling at Baltimore, 17-10, and the Tennessee game was just as bad. Most disturbing was that the vaunted Bengal offense has looked downright pathetic both on the ground and through the air. For sure, nothing can be taken for granted in the NFL. But if there is a certainty in this unpredictable league, it’s that the Giants will leave Giants Stadium Sunday with yet another victory, and the Bengals will trudge off in defeat.

BENGALS OFFENSE VS. GIANTS DEFENSE

So what happened to the explosive Bengals offensive attack? The group that showed up to Baltimore September 7 had to have been imposters. It’s the only logical explanation. That couldn’t have been Carson Palmer completing 9-of-24 passes for a measly 94 yards and zero touchdowns. That couldn’t have been Chad Johnson … oh, wait a minute, Chad Ocho Cinco, contributing just one reception. That could not have been the Bengals offense that was outscored by their defensive teammates, one touchdown to none. And the lack of respect defenses will show for the Cincinnati rushing attack will hinder the passing game all season long. Chris Perry, who has very little NFL experience and was hurt all of last season, somehow is the featured back. He managed a pathetic 2.2 yards a carry in the opener and racked up only 64 yards last week against the Titans. That doesn’t bode well against the Giants, who despite the losses of Strahan and Omenyiora, still possess some serious talent in defensive ends Justin Tuck and Mathias Kiwanuka, linebacker Antonio Pierce, as well as a strong secondary featuring cornerback Aaron Ross. The Bengal offense is, without a doubt, capable of far better, though this is unlikely for a breakout against the Giants’ defense. But anytime you trot Palmer, Johnson and Pro Bowl Giants Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress 6

receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh onto the field, an explosion is possible. ADVANTAGE: Giants

GIANTS OFFENSE VS. BENGALS DEFENSE

Cincinnati at New York Giants When: Sunday, September 21 Time: 1 p.m. EST Where: Giants Stadium Series: Bengals lead 5-2 Last Meeting: Bengals won 23-22 in 2004

Suddenly, the Bengals defense appears average. MARTY MAKES And that’s a huge improvement. THE CALL Cincinnati played much better down Home field advantage, the stretch defensively last season (granted, momentum, confidence – against weak competition) and yielded just 17 all the intangibles point points in the opening-week loss at Baltimore in the Giants’ favor. and a respectable 24 to the Titans The Bengals have Appearances, however, can be deceiving. internal problems that The Bengals gave up a whopping 229 yards prevent them from maxirushing to Baltimore, including touchdown mizing their potential, scampers of 43 and 38 yards. particularly on offense. New York, meanwhile, continues to win, And it has been proven with quarterback Eli Manning being quietly over the years that if they efficient. Brandon Jacobs rushed for 116 yards don’t score a ton of points, Week 1, strengthening his reputation as one they don’t win. of the most under-appreciated running backs The defense is slowly in the NFL. getting better and Rivers And without question, the Bengals will could eventually be a Pro have a tough time putting the reins on wide Bowler, but visiting the receiver Plaxico Burress, a difficult match-up Super Bowl champs is for most NFL secondaries. never a good thing for a The performance of Bengal rookie line- team like Cincinnati that backer Keith Rivers, however, has been eye- is in such disarray. opening. He has played well alongside fellow GIANTS 30-17 linebacker Dhani Jones, and the Bengals desperately need Rivers to be a difference maker. But, until the Bengals can figure out a way to stop the run (and they are not about to hold a talented and bruising back such as Jacobs down), their offense is going to be standing on the sideline, waiting in vain to get in the game. ADVANTAGE: Giants

SPECIAL TEAMS

If practice makes perfect, then Bengals punter Kyle Larson is well on his way to an All Pro season. Larson punted seven times, averaging an excellent 45 yards a boot against Baltimore. His average dipped to 36 yards against Tennessee but most of his kicks were into a very stiff wind. The certified strong link is place-kicker Shayne Graham, who has enjoyed very few field goal opportunities this season. Graham, however, is as steady as they come. Kick returner Glenn Holt has had problems holding on to the ball in the past, but has performed well thus far this season. The Giants didn’t receive much of a game from ancient punter Jeff Feagles in the opener. He managed just an average of 36.3 yards a kick and must be considered a question mark. Veteran place-kicker John Carney has not shown signs of slowing down as he nailed three field goals in the win over Washington. New York uses defensive back R.W. McQuarters and back-up running back Ahmad Bradshaw as its kick returners. Neither is much of a threat to take the ball to the house. ADVANTAGE: Bengals

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Giants. Might just be the biggest blowout of the season. Whatever the spread is, don’t take the points. Better to just mail your money to me.

CLEVELAND Ravens. Nobody goes into Baltimore and wins. Nobody from the state of Ohio, anyway.

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Giants. The Bengals have troubles winning at home, on the road, anywhere - especially at the Super Champs’ house.

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Eagles. Philly fans are the Eagles. The City of nastiest in professional Brotherly Love will be sports. They’ll make Gentle Ben cry before brutal hosts to the visiting Steelers. this one is done.

DALLAS Cowboys. Let’s be honest here. The Packers’ Aaron Rodgers is way too ugly to win a game when handsome Tony Romo is his quarterbacking adversary.

JACKSONVILLE Colts. The Colts shock the world by finally winning a game in their new $717 million house. Taxpayers and Kyle Orton remain unimpressed.

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Team Buffalo Bills New England Patriots New York Jets Miami Dolphins

BUFFALO BILLS

Seattle .....................34-10 @Jacksonville .........20-16 Oakland ............................ @St. Louis ....................... @Arizona ......................... Bye San Diego ........................ @Miami ........................... New York Jets .................. @New England................. Cleveland ......................... @Kansas City ................... San Francisco .................. Miami*............................. @New York Jets............... @Denver .......................... New England ....................

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Cincinnati ................17-10 Bye................................... Cleveland ......................... @Pittsburgh ..................... Tennessee ........................ @Indianapolis .................. @Miami ........................... Oakland ............................ @Cleveland ...................... @Houston ........................ @New York Giants ........... Philadelphia ..................... @Cincinnati...................... Washington...................... Pittsburgh ........................ @Dallas ............................ Jacksonville .....................

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@Pittsburgh ............17-38 Bye................................... @Tennessee ..................... @Jacksonville .................. Indianapolis ..................... Miami............................... Detroit .............................. Cincinnati ......................... @Minnesota ..................... Baltimore ......................... @Indianapolis .................. @Cleveland ...................... Jacksonville ..................... @Green Bay ..................... Tennessee ........................ @Oakland......................... Chicago ............................

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@Miami ..................20-14 New England ...........10-19 @San Diego ..................... Arizona............................. Bye Cincinnati ......................... @Oakland......................... Kansas City ...................... @Buffalo .......................... St. Louis .......................... @New England................. @Tennessee ..................... Denver ............................. @San Francisco ............... Buffalo ............................. @Seattle........................... Miami...............................

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Team Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs San Diego Chargers

@Oakland................41-14 San Diego ...............39-38 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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Jacksonville ............17-10 @Cincinnati...............24-7 Houston ........................... Minnesota ........................ @Baltimore ...................... Bye @Kansas City ................... Indianapolis ..................... Green Bay ........................ @Chicago......................... @Jacksonville .................. New York Jets .................. @Detroit........................... Cleveland ......................... @Houston ........................ Pittsburgh ........................ @Indianapolis ..................

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Carolina...................24-26 @Denver .................38-39 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 .........29-13 @Carolina ...............17-20 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 .............9-24 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.......31-10 @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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L 0 0 0 1

T 0 0 0 0

NEW YORK gIANtS

Washington...............16-7 @St. Louis ..............41-13 Cincinnati ......................... Bye Seattle .............................. @Cleveland ...................... San Francisco .................. @Pittsburgh ..................... Dallas ............................... @Philadelphia .................. Baltimore ......................... @Arizona ......................... @Washington .................. Philadelphia ..................... @Dallas ............................ Carolina............................ @Minnesota .....................

W 2 1 0 0

L 0 1 2 2

T 0 0 0 0

DEtROIt LIONS

@Atlanta .................21-34 Green Bay ...............25-48 @San Francisco ............... Bye Chicago ............................ @Minnesota ..................... @Houston ........................ Washington...................... @Chicago......................... Jacksonville ..................... @Carolina ........................ Tampa Bay ....................... Tennessee ........................ Minnesota ........................ @Indianapolis .................. New Orleans .................... @Green Bay .....................

L 0 1 1 1

T 0 0 0 0

CAROLINA PANtHERS

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

@San Diego ............26-24 Chicago ...................20-17 @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 San Francisco 49ers St. Louis Rams Seattle Seahawks

ARIZONA CARDINALS

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-10 N-16 N-23 N-27 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

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

W 1 2 1 1

Team W Carolina Panthers 2 Atlanta Falcons 1 New Orleans Saints 1 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1

AtLANtA FALCONS

NFC WEST

S-4 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-13 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

Team Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears Detroit Lions 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 Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Philadelphia Eagles Washington Redskins

W 2 1 0 0

L 0 1 2 2

SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-10 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

T 0 0 0 0

Arizona....................13-23 @Seattle.......... 33-30(OT) 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 .500

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

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

Div 0-0 1-0 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 1.000 .500 .000 .000

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

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

Div 2-0 0-0 0-1 0-1

gREEN BAY PACKERS

S-8 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-24 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-22 D-28

Minnesota ...............24-19 @Detroit..................48-25 Dallas ............................... @Tampa Bay .................... Atlanta.............................. @Seattle........................... Indianapolis ..................... Bye @Tennessee ..................... @Minnesota ..................... Chicago ............................ @New Orleans ................. Carolina............................ Houston ........................... @Jacksonville .................. @Chicago......................... Detroit ..............................

Pct 1.000 .500 .500 .500

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

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

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

NEW ORLEANS SAINtS

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-6 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-24 N-30 D-7 D-11 D-21 D-28

Tampa Bay ..............24-20 @Washington .........24-29 @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 .500 .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

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

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

SEAttLE SEAHAWKS

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

@Buffalo .................10-34 San Francisco . 30-33(OT) 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 0-0 1-0 1W 2-0 0-0 2W 1-0 0-0 1W 1-1 0-0 1W 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 ...........29-24 Arizona............................. @Dallas............................ @Philadelphia .................. St. Louis .......................... Cleveland ......................... @Detroit........................... Pittsburgh ........................ Bye Dallas ............................... @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Baltimore ...................... @Cincinnati...................... Philadelphia ..................... @San Francisco ...............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 2-0 0-0 2W 0-1 1-0 1L 0-2 0-0 2L 0-1 0-1 2L 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 ............19-24 Indianapolis ............15-18 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 1-0 2W 1-1 0-0 1L 1-1 0-0 1L 1-1 0-0 1W 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.......................24-9 @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 1-0 2W 1-1 0-0 1W 0-2 0-0 2L 0-1 0-1 2L 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 .....13-41 @Seattle........................... Buffalo ............................. Bye @Washington .................. Dallas ............................... @New England................. Arizona............................. @New York Jets............... @San Francisco ............... Chicago ............................ Miami............................... @Arizona ......................... Seattle .............................. San Francisco .................. @Atlanta ..........................

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BEARCAT GAME DAY

Miami Redhawks Award candidates in Caleb Bostic, Joey Hudson and For Whom The MiamiClayton Mullins – Cincinnati Victory Bell Tolls! the reigning MAC It’s the 113th meeting Defensive Player of When: Saturday, September 20 between these adversaries – the the Year. Where: Nippert Stadium oldest non-conference rivalry And here’s some Kickoff: 7:30 p.m. EST in college football. more evidence to conSeries: Miami leads 59-46-7 Of late, the victory bell vict the Miami ‘D’: these teams will battle for Michigan scored a Saturday has rung for UC. mere 16 points two weeks The Bearcats have won ago against Miami, the lowest the previous two meetings by total Michigan has ever scored a combined score of 71-20, against a MAC opponent. including last year’s 47-10 beatSo Pike or Jones is in for a down in Oxford. heck of a time with the ‘Hawks. But since 2000, believe it And if it’s Pike, he must sigor not, the series has been dead nificantly improve upon his even at 4-4. 3-of-11, 21 passing yards and Yes, this still is a rivalry, an interception performance in even though UC is now a big his relief of the injured Grutza boy in the Big East while Miami against Oklahoma. is still riding its training wheels But whoever it is won’t in the MAC. go into battle alone. Wideout And speaking of having Mardy Gilyard has emerged as its bell rung: The Bearcats’ a spectacular playmaker. He 26-point loss at Oklahoma racked up 365 all-purpose yards Sept. 6 must still be vibrating Miami Coach Shane Montgomery against the Sooners, including Miami in Coach Brian Kelly’s ears. 119 yards receiving. Not only did his team badly lose that allGilyard along with Dominick Goodman so-important national respect game against the give UC’s quarterback two very dependable targets. Sooners, but Kelly also lost quarterback Dustin Now only if the Bearcats could claw up a running Grutza to a broken leg for what appears to be the game… Advantage: Miami rest of the season. And if bad news truly comes in three’s, here’s the third part: Ben Mauk lost another appeal for a MIAMI OFFENSE VS. sixth year of eligibility. CINCINNATI DEFENSE That means either Reading High alum Tony …it could really help the poor Pike or Notre Dame transfer Demetrious Jones will defense. be the quarterback. In what was the Not to worry, right? worst defeat of the Little ole’ Miami Kelly era, the UC rushcomes to town – a good ing attack mustered a game for Pike or Jones measly 87 yards (3.0 to get their first career per rush) against the Sooners. start against a weaker foe, The absence of a run game but… kept UC’s defense on the field five By Edward Mauler Editor, This Week In Football

CINCINNATI OFFENSE VS. MIAMI DEFENSE

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…even though it’s little ole’ Miami, defensively, the Redhawks are enormous. Miami returns nine starters on a defense that was second overall in the MAC and first against the run last year. And the Miami linebackers are supreme, as all Miami Offensive guard Dave DiFranco three are touted as Butkus 10

THE WAY FASTEDDIE SEES IT

The Bearcats desperately need a good showing against Miami, especially in front of the home faithful. And considering the state of mind UC probably has been in the past two weeks, one would expect them to take no prisoners against a team they beat by 37 points last year. But the ‘Hawks can play some ‘D’ and will hang with the Bearcats till late in the fourth quarter.

CINCINNATI 19-10

of his game is rather un-noteworthy. Dave DiFranco, an all-MAC selection last year at left guard, anchors an offensive line that paved the way for a whopping 47 rushing yards against Michigan two weeks ago. Yes, Bearcat defensive tackle Terrill Byrd will have a field day in the Miami backfield.

Advantage: Cincinnati

SPECIAL TEAMS

UC is batting .667 (or two for three) on the season in regards to its special teams. Gilyard was nothing short of phenomenal against Oklahoma in the return game. He totaled 246 yards on kick returns, including UC’s first kickoff return touchdown in 13 years. Gilyard is so much a homerun threat that Miami Coach Shane Montgomery will likely elect to kick away from him. And punter Kevin Huber’s play has the engravers of the Ray Guy Award set to etch is name on the trophy. Huber is averaging 47 yards a punt and has slide two of his 10 punts inside the 20-yard line. But when it comes to place-kicking, UC has serious issues. Brad Yingling and Jake Rogers are a combined minutes longer than Oklahoma’s. 6-of-9 on extra points. Not good. In a sense, the UC run game, or Miami counters with Nathan Parseghian, who lack-there-of, gave the defense a is 5-of-6 on field goals. great conditioning workout. Advantage: Cincinnati Now at least offensively, Miami is no Oklahoma. In fact, INTANGIBLES it’s borderline nothing. Two weeks to heal from the Sooner shelThe ‘Hawks totaled just 19 lacking, and the added prep time for points in losses to Vanderbilt Kelly, should have UC in good shape and Michigan – not exactly and ready to roll for its nemesis from the nation’s cream of the crop Oxford. defenses. Advantage: Cincinnati Quarterback Daniel Raudabaugh is solid. The Texas native averages more than 200 yards passing a game, but the rest Photos courtesy of Miami University

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The Good Stuff

Ohio State Is Guilty As Charged Ohio State is a fraud. The Buckeyes can finish the regular season 11-1, destroy a mediocre Pac-10 team like Cal or Arizona State in the Rose Bowl and climb all the way back in the top five in the polls. And it won’t mean a thing. The Bucks will be vastly over-rated, as they’re simply the beneficiary of a powder puff schedule. If I seem bitter, I’m not at all. I am and always will be a diehard Buckeye, but it’s time to officially plead guilty to the charges Buckeye-bashers nationwide have been filing against us since the desert debacle against Florida. There is no longer any denying that Ohio State benefits from playing in a downright awful conference. Though the Buckeyes will win an unprecedented third straight outright Big Ten title, it won’t carry as much weight as winning the Mountain West Conference. Thank goodness there’s no BYU or Utah on our schedule. There’s no denying Ohio State’s offensive line and entire defense is once again soft, slow and very poorly coached. And so with that admission of guilt, where do we go from here? I’m not sure but I can’t imagine a worse punishment than watching the Buckeyes

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win the rest of their regular season games and work their way back into the national title picture. The beating we would take from the media would be unbearable. I simply can’t take any more. I’d like to suggest losing once or twice more in order to get completely out of the national spotlight,

The Buckeyes can finish the regular season 11-1, destroy a mediocre Pac-10 team like Cal or Arizona State in the Rose Bowl and climb all the way back in the top five in the polls. And it won’t mean a thing. but finishing second or third in the Big Ten means having to play an SEC team in the Capital One or Outback bowls. Gee, that’s what we need; another clubbing from someone in that conference. What I do know is that Terrelle Pryor needs to take every snap from center the rest of his career. The boy’s a stud, and it was apparent from his first play at USC that he was supremely in his element. He craves the big stage and will thrive on it. He is our Vince Young and it’s a shame Coach Jim Tressel

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didn’t give Pryor the second half against USC to show it. Ah yes, Tressel. What are we thinking about him this week? Tress is an ideal representative of The Ohio State University and on the whole is an outstanding coach. There is no denying that. His glaring weakness? His loyalty to senior players and assistant coaches, namely Boeckman and offensive and defensive coordinators Jim Bollman and Jim Heacock, respectively. Though it’s obvious Pryor will play a more prominent role as the season progresses, don’t expect any coaching changes. It’s simply not Tressel’s style. Here’s a final thought. Perhaps we fans need to lower the expectation bar to save our sanity. You remember the good old Woody and Earle days when goal No. 1 was to win the Big Ten and go to the Rose Bowl, don’t you? Not gonna happen, nor should it. However, there is something twisted in not getting excited over the prospect of a 12-1 season, which would include a Rose Bowl victory. Sad but true.

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Buckeye Game Day BREAKIN’ IT DOWN

Finally, some men of Troy Ohio State can match up with. We think, anyway. OSU OFFENSE VS. TROY DEFENSE While it would be easy to make all the comical comparisons If any positive came out of the USC loss, it’s the emergence of Dan between the Trojan team that destroyed the Buckeyes last week with “Boom” Herron at tailback. The smallish redshirt freshman has shown a the one Ohio State should destroy this week, the fact is this opponent burst along with an ability to navigate through traffic in the trenches. (which is located in the heart of SEC country, Alabama) is no laughing The Boom-Beanie combo is something to get excited matter. about, assuming Wells is back in action this week. To This may be a very close game. Just as the Buckeyes note, as much as we appreciate senior Maurice Wells’ loyalty and patience since day one of his Buckeye career, were flat (against Ohio) a week prior to a big game, his role the rest of the season should be confined to you can expect the same sleepwalking performance mop-up duty. following it, especially since they suffered a demoralDitto for senior quarterback Todd Boeckman. Fact izing defeat. is, if freshman Terrelle Pryor isn’t given the keys to the Indeed, it’s the proverbial gut-check time for Ohio Buckeye offense, Coach Jim Tressel is simply being stubState. Can what will be classified the rest of the season TROY AT OSU born, which will be spun into loyalty to upper classas a vastly over-rated team muster the desire to run When: Saturday September 20 men. the rest of the table to make a return trip to the West Where: Ohio Stadium And then there’s the Buckeye offensive line. We Coast? Does winning an unprecedented third consecuTime: 12:00 p.m. ET don’t know what to make of it, but if it continues to play TV: Big Ten Network tive outright Big Ten title motivate the Buckeyes to put as poorly as it has the first three games, the only chance Series: First Meeting last week’s embarrassment behind them? the offense has to score is with Pryor behind center because of his scrambling ability. The defending Sun Belt Conference champions Though Troy lacks depth defensively, it does have lost a lot of key players, but don’t expect the talented a couple of playmaking linebackers in Boris Lee and group of newbies to be in awe of the Buckeyes. The Bear Woods. In a 31-17 opening win over rival Middle Tennessee, the Trojans are 2-0, coming off a 65-0 win over Alcorn State. duo combined for 25 tackles, 2.5 sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss. Lee is a Lombardi Award candidate. Advantage: Ohio State

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TROY OFFENSE VS. OSU DEFENSE

Troy is breaking in a lot of new players on offense, and they’ll miss two-time Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year quarterback Omar Haugabook. However, sophomore Jamie Hampton has played well in the early going. He’s completed well over half his passes for 459 yards and five TDs. The featured running back is also a sophomore, DuJuan Harris. Making his first career start against Middle Tennessee, he rushed for 151 yards on 19 carries, including a 33-yarder for a score. He also had a five-yard TD reception. Look for junior Maurice Greer to get his share of carries as well. He’s picked up 114 yards on just 11 carries thus far. Troy offensive coordinator Neal Brown, the youngest in the entire Football Bowl Subdivision at 27, is not afraid to open the playbook. Look for a lot of roll-out and misdirection plays, which have proven Achilles Heels to the Buckeye defense over the past couple of seasons. We assume the Buckeye defense will return in a nasty state of mind, but again, we’re not sure. Troy will score its share of points. Advantage: Even

SPECIAL TEAMS

Buckeye Ryan Pretorious has suddenly become a shaky kicker. He’s now missed two field goals and an extra point in the last two games. Punter A.J. Trapasso has been solid but far from spectacular thus far. Still, the Buckeyes are in better shape on spe-

Bucksline

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

John Corby

Believe it or not Troy is no slouch. And OSU, coming off THE GAME against USC is ripe for an upset. Problem is, it’s in the Horseshoe. OSU 20-3.

Matt McCoy

From “The Men of Troy” to Troy University. That’s a rather significant dip in talent level. The Buckeyes tune up for the Big Ten with a lopsided win. OSU 44-10.

Larry Larson

Troy has some talent, Ohio State has more talent. Just like the first two games of the year, depth makes the difference. OSU 38-10.

Dave Purdy

Troy will be a letdown game after USC! OSU will be going through the motions. OSU 31-17.

Dave Maetzold

“The Men of Troy” are replaced this week by “The Men of Troy” – only this group should be much easier to deal with than USC. OSU 42-10.

Joel Riley

Coach Earle Bruce said this is the game to watch. Troy has been a giant killer and will be ready. Our slow QB notches a win. OSU 35-21.

cial teams than Troy, which is breaking in a new punter and placekicker. Additionally, All-American return man Leodis McKelvin has used all his eligibility as well. Advantage: Ohio State

INTANGIBLES

Troy’s coming to town believing it can win. We’re not sure what the Buckeyes are thinking right now. Advantage: Troy

THE WAY WE SEE IT

If Ohio State takes Troy lightly, it’s going to be another painful evening of SportsCenter. We expect a lethargic Buckeye team to allow the Trojans to hang around deep into the third quarter before the tide turns with a big Buckeye defensive play. Now, if Pryor gets ample playing time, the rout will be on. His youthful “I just want to play” exuberance is the shot in the arm the Buckeyes may need.

OHIO STATE 34-20

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AP Top 25 Poll Week 3 RECORD 2-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 3-0 2-0 2-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-1 3-0 3-0 3-0 3-0 2-0 2-1 3-0 1-1 2-1 2-1 2-0 1-1

No. TEAM PTS PVS 1. USC (61) 1596 1 2. Oklahoma 1485 3 3. Georgia (2) 1437 2 4. Florida (1) 1414 4 5. Missouri 1389 6 6. LSU 1274 7 7. Texas 1140 8 8. Wisconsin 1076 10 9. Alabama 982 11 10. Auburn 958 9 11. Texas Tech 904 12 12. South Florida 801 19 13. Ohio State 800 5 14. Brigham Young 788 18 15. East Carolina 781 14 16. Penn State 779 17 17. Oregon 679 16 18. Wake Forest 482 20 19. Kansas 445 13 20. Utah 428 22 21. West Virginia 179 25 22. Illinois 163 24 23. Clemson 160 NR 24. Florida State 146 NR 25. Fresno State 121 21 Others Receiving Votes Vanderbilt 63, Oklahoma State 62, TCU 45, Boise State 38, Arizona State 36, North Carolina 31, Virginia Tech 28, Nebraska 21, Tennessee 15, Connecticut 13, Iowa 12, Kentucky 6, Tulsa 6, Northwestern 4, Notre Dame 4, Minnesota 4, Arizona 2, UCF 1, Ball State 1, South Carolina 1.

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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

Week 3 No. TEAM RECORD PTS PVS 1. USC (57) 2-0 1518 1 2. Oklahoma (1) 3-0 1423 3 3. Georgia (2) 3-0 1393 2 4. Florida (1) 2-0 1335 4 5. Missouri 3-0 1294 6 6. LSU 2-0 1233 7 7. Texas 2-0 1128 8 8. Wisconsin 3-0 1027 10 9. Auburn 3-0 955 9 10. Texas Tech 3-0 887 12 11. Brigham Young 3-0 846 15 12. Oregon 3-0 783 14 13. Alabama 3-0 771 16 14. Ohio State 2-1 736 5 15. Penn State 3-0 724 17 16. South Florida 3-0 685 18 17. East Carolina 3-0 508 20 18. Wake Forest 2-0 498 19 19. Kansas 2-1 416 11 20. Utah 3-0 400 22 21. Clemson 2-1 233 23 22. West Virginia 1-1 159 24 23. Illinois 2-1 127 NR 24. Arizona State 2-1 113 13 25. Florida State 2-0 110 NR Others Receiving Votes Fresno State 93, TCU 76, Nebraska 49, Boise State 43, Kentucky 40, Oklahoma State 39, Tennessee 34, Virginia Tech 31, Connecticut 27, Vanderbilt 20, North Carolina 19, Iowa 14, Northwestern 10, California 7, Notre Dame 5, Michigan State 5, Colorado 3, Boston College 2, Ball State 2, Georgia Tech 2, Tulsa 2.

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powerade previewS Atlantic Division

#18 Wake Forest at #25 Florida State

Please Pass The Peace Pipe

These are desperate times in Tallahassee. Fact is, the Seminoles have gone nice. The Tomahawk Chop has been replaced with passing around the peace pipe. Twelve losses over the past two seasons makes you wonder what they’re smoking. In any event, in a vain attempt to regain some swagger, FSU routed its first two girly opponents by a combined 108 points. A dose of reality sets in this week as Wake Forest comes to town looking for a third straight win in the series. They’ll find it.

PREDICTION: Wake Forest 33-27 Master Insight “This is a season-defining game for Florida State. A loss could send them to another six-loss season, while a win could signal the good old days are back. Wake Forest has a lot of its defense back, so I have to give the edge to them.” – George Welsh

As a matter of...

OPINION

Also, FSU has rushed for a combined total of 73 yards in losses to Wake Forest the last two seaWake Forest’s meteroric rise under Coach sons. That’s startling. It’s Jim Grobe has been fueled by defense. In amazing Grobe has not his first seven years at Wake, the Deacons left for a higher-profile have returned 19 interceptions for touchjob. Look for him to land downs. Prior to his arrival, in 44 seasons in the Big Ten in the next Wake returned just 17 picks for scores. couple of years.

FACT

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 (3-0) Hofstra.....................35-3 @Temple......... 12-9 (OT) Virginia..................45-10 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.......................

RUTGERS (0-2) S-1 Fresno State............7-24 S-11 North Carolina.......12-44 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 (3-0) A-30 Tennessee-Martin....56-7 S-6 @Central Florida....31-24 S-12 Kansas...................37-34 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 (2-1) A-30 vs. Alabama............10-34 S-6 The Citadel.............45-17 S-13 North Carolina St.....27-9 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 (2-0) S-6 Western Carolina.....69-0 S-13 Chattanooga............46-7 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 (2-1) Delaware..................14-7 @Middle Tenn.St...14-24 California...............35-27 Eastern Michigan............ @Clemson...................... @Virginia........................ Wake Forest.................... N.C. State....................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................ Florida State................... @Boston College............

SYRACUSE (0-3) A-30 @Northwestern......10-30 S-6 Akron.....................28-42 S-13 Penn State.............13-55 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 (2-1) James Madison.......31-7 Northwestern.........20-24 Navy......................41-31 Virginia........................... @Georgia Tech............... Miami (FL)...................... @Vanderbilt.................... @Wake Forest................ N.C. State....................... @Clemson...................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................

NORTH CAROLINA (2-0) A-30 McNeese State.......35-27 S-11 @Rutgers..............44-12 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 (1-2) A-30 USC.........................52-7 S-6 Richmond................16-0 S-13 @Connecticut........10-45 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 (2-1) A-30 vs. East Carolina*..22-27 S-6 Furman....................24-7 S-13 Georgia Tech.........20-17 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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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 (2-1) Jacksonville State..41-14 @Boston College...19-16 @Virginia Tech.......17-20 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....................

Rutgers at Navy

Two Sinking Ships

We wonder if Greg Schiano should have gotten out of Rutgers while the gettin’ was good. Big-time jobs were his for the taking, but he decided to stay in Piscataway. He returned a two-year starting quarterback, Mike Teel, but the Scarlet Knights rolled over offensively in home losses to Fresno State and North Carolina. Meanwhile, Navy, which has lost to Ball State and Duke, wishes its former coach, Paul Johnson, hadn’t bolted for Georgia Tech.

PREDICTION: Rutgers 24-21 Master Insight “The Big East is struggling as a whole early in the season, so Rutgers better get it done this week. The same can be said for Navy. I expect a low-scoring game with Rutgers pulling it out.” – 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 (1-2) A-30 Towson..................41-13 S-5 @Ball State............23-35 S-13 @Duke...................31-41 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 (2-0) San Diego State.....21-13 Michigan................35-17 @Michigan State............ Purdue............................ Stanford.......................... @North Carolina............. @Washington................. Pittsburgh....................... @Boston College............ Navy............................... Syracuse......................... @USC.............................

WESTERN KENTUCKY (1-2) A-30 @Indiana...............13-31 S-6 @East. Kentucky....37-13 S-13 @Alabama...............7-41 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 2007 Scarlet Knights were the first team in NCAA history to have a 3,000-yard passer, 2,000-yard rusher and a pair of 1,000-yard receivers in the same season.

OPINION

That’s an amazing stat, considering Schiano’s forte is defense. Why the Rutgers offense is struggling (two TDs in two games) thus far in 2008 is a complete mystery. The defense has also been awful, giving up an average of 24 points per game.

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powerade previewS Iowa at Pittsburgh

Hawks Flying High Again

After a couple of lean years under nationally-respected Coach Kirk Ferentz, Iowa has been fairly impressive on both sides of the ball in beating its first three opponents. But the Hawks take to the road for the first time to face underachieving Pitt. The Backyard Brawl win over WVU last year saved Dave Wannstedt’s job. A loss here could signal the beginning of the end again. Pitt running back LeSean McCoy, who is a treat to watch, will need a big-time effort. However, we like Iowa’s mojo right now.

PREDICTION: Iowa 34-24 Master Insight “It’s tough to tell how good Iowa really is, but it’s easy to figure out that Pitt is vastly over-rated. That win over WVU last year got them more respect, perhaps, than they deserved. I like Iowa in this one.” – John Cooper

As a matter of... FACT

Wannstedt, in his fourth season at Pitt, has signed three consecutive recruiting classes (2006-08) rated the best in the Big East and among the top 25 nationally. The 2006 and 2007 classes were rated No. 10 and No. 8, respectively, by Scout.com.

OPINION

So how in the world did Pitt lose its opener at home to a Bowling Green team that a week later was pummeled by an awful Minnesota bunch? Just goes to show you can’t always win on talent alone.

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 (2-1) A-28 South Dakota St....44-17 S-6 Kent State..............48-28 S-13 @Iowa.....................5-17 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 (2-1) A-30 Florida Int..............44-17 S-6 Louisiana Tech.........29-0 S-12 @South Florida......34-37 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 (2-1) A-30 vs. Missouri*.........42-52 S-6 Eastern Illinois.......47-21 S-13 Louisiana-Lafayette.20-17 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 (2-1) Wake Forest...........13-41 Northwestern State..51-6 Washington State..45-17 @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 (3-0) Maine.......................46-3 Florida International.42-0 Iowa State...............17-5 @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..................PPD 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 (2-0) A-30 Eastern Wash...... 49-24 S-6 @Nevada...............35-19 S-13 SMU........................43-7 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 (3-0) A-30 vs. Illinois*............52-42 S-6 SE Missouri State....52-3 S-13 Nevada...................69-17 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 (3-0) A-30 Western Michigan.47-24 S-6 San Jose State.......35-12 S-13 New Mexico State....38-7 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 (3-0) A-30 Chattanooga............57-2 S-6 Cincinnati...............52-26 S-13 @Washington........55-14 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 (3-0) A-30 vs. Wash State*.....39-13 S-6 Houston.................56-37 S-13 Missouri State.......57-13 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 (1-2) Utah.......................23-25 Miami (OH)............16-6 @Notre Dame........17-35 Wisconsin....................... Illinois............................. Toledo............................. @Penn State................... Michigan State................ @Purdue......................... @Minnesota................... Northwestern.................. @Ohio State...................

NORTHWESTERN (3-0) A-30 Syracuse................30-10 S-6 @Duke...................24-20 S-13 Southern Illinois......33-7 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 (1-1) Northern Colorado.42-10 Oregon.......... 26-32 (OT) 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 (3-0) Akron.....................38-17 Marshall.................51-14 @Fresno State.......13-10 @Michigan..................... Ohio State....................... Penn State...................... @Iowa............................ Illinois............................. @Michigan State............ @Indiana........................ Minnesota....................... Cal Poly..........................

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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 (2-1) A-30 @California............31-13 S-6 Eastern Michigan...42-10 S-13 Florida Atlantic.........17-0 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 (2-1) Youngstown State...43-0 Ohio.......................26-14 @USC......................3-35 Troy................................ Minnesota....................... @Wisconsin................... Purdue............................ @Michigan State............ Penn State...................... @Northwestern............... @Illinois......................... Michigan.........................

MINNESOTA (3-0) Northern Illinois.....31-27 @Bowling Green....42-17 Montana State.......35-23 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 (3-0) Coastal Carolina.....66-10 Oregon State.........45-14 @Syracuse............55-13 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

#22 West Virginia at Colorado

‘Eers Face Another Upstart

These two teams get 12 days to prepare for their first meeting ever, and they need every one of them. The Buffs are coming off a shaky 31-24 win over Division I-AA Eastern Washington while the supposedly national title-contending ‘Eers were stuffed at upstart East Carolina. WVU failed to score an offensive touchdown in a game for the first time in seven years in part because the game plan denied quarterback Pat White the opportunity to throw downfield. Assuming Coach Bill Stewart doesn’t make that mistake again, WVU will get back on track and climb its way back up in the polls.

PREDICTION: West Virginia 33-30 Master Insight

“Colorado continues to improve under Coach Dan Hawkins, while I don’t know what to make of WVU right now. With all that talent, you have to believe the Mountaineers will rebound. But Colorado is a tough place to win, so I’ll go with the home team.” – R.C. Slocum

As a matter of... FACT

Last season Colorado routinely played eight freshmen on offense, including redshirt quarterback Dan Hawkins, who is the son of head coach Dan Hawkins. Even now, there are currently 28 players in the two-deep who are freshmen or sophomores.

OPINION

Coach Dan Hawkins, in his third year in Boulder after building Boise State into a power, should have Colorado in position to contend for a Big 12 title next season. Even a win over WVU this week wouldn’t be shocking.

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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 (1-2)

@Wisconsin...........17-38 @Syracuse.............42-28 Ball State................24-41 @Army............................ Cincinnati........................ @Kent State.................... Bowling Green................ @Eastern Michigan......... Toledo............................. Buffalo............................ @Ohio............................. @Temple.........................

BOWLING GREEN (1-2)

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............7-20 @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...................30-28 @Missouri....................... @Central Michigan.......... Western Michigan........... Army............................... @Ohio............................. Miami (OH)..................... @Akron........................... @Bowling Green............. Kent State.......................

BUFFALO (2-1)

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) (1-2)

Vanderbilt...............13-34 @Michigan...............6-16 Charleston Southern.38-27 @Cincinnati..................... Temple............................ @Northern Illinois........... @Bowling Green............. Kent State....................... @Buffalo......................... Ball State......................... @Toledo.......................... Ohio................................

OHIO (0-3)

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....28-31 @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................28-30 @Penn State................... Western Michigan........... @Miami (OH).................. @Central Michigan.......... Ohio................................ @Navy............................. @Kent State.................... Eastern Michigan............ Akron..............................

TEMPLE (1-2)

BALL STATE(3-0)

A-28 Northeastern...............48-14 S-5 Navy...........................35-23 S-13 @Akron.......................41-24 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.........................31-28 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.....41-17 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.........................17-41 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.......................51-28 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 (2-1)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (1-2)

KENT STATE (2-1)

A-30 vs. Boston College*.0-21 S-6 @Iowa State...........28-48 S-13 Delaware State.........24-3 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 (2-0)

Idaho State............... 49-7 Bowling Green......... 20-7 @Oregon.......................... Louisiana Tech................. @Southern Miss.............. Hawaii.............................. @San Jose State.............. @New Mexico State......... Utah State........................ @Idaho............................ @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

FRESNO STATE (1-1)

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.............. 10-13 @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......... 7-45 San Jose State................. @Fresno State.................. Louisiana Tech................. @Boise State.................... Nevada............................. @Utah State..................... @New Mexico State......... Idaho................................ Washington State............. Cincinnati.........................

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HAWAII (1-2)

TOLEDO (1-1)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (2-1)

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 (1-2)

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.. 28-51 @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.............. 17-69 @UNLV............................ @Idaho............................ New Mexico State............ Utah State........................ @Hawaii........................... @Fresno State.................. San Jose State................. Boise State....................... @Louisiana Tech..............

LOUISIANA TECH (1-1)

NEVADA (1-2)

NEW MEXICO STATE (0-1)

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............... 7-38 @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..... 35-10 @Stanford........................ @Hawaii........................... Utah State........................ @New Mexico State......... Boise State....................... @Idaho............................ Louisiana Tech................. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

SAN JOSE STATE (2-1)

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 (0-3)

@UNLV.................. 17-27 @Oregon................ 24-66 Utah....................... 10-58 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 (3-0)

A-30 vs. Virginia Tech*......27-22 S-6 West Virginia...............24-3 S-13 @Tulane....................28-24 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 (2-1)

Illinois State..............35-10 @Wisconsin..............14-51 Memphis...................17-16 @Southern Miss................. @West Virginia................... Cincinnati........................... @UAB................................. Houston.............................. @East Carolina................... Central Florida.................... @Rice................................. Tulsa...................................

AIR FORCE (3-0)

Southern Utah...........41-7 @Wyoming................28-3 @Houston................31-28 Utah.................................. Navy................................. @San Diego State............. @UNLV............................. New Mexico...................... @Army.............................. Colorado State.................. BYU.................................. @TCU...............................

BYU (3-0)

Northern Iowa..........41-17 @Washington..........28-27 UCLA.........................59-0 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 (0-3)

@Mississippi.............24-41 Rice...........................35-42 @Marshall.................16-17 Nicholls State..................... Arkansas State................... @UAB................................. Louisville............................ @East Carolina................... Southern Miss.................... @SMU................................ Central Florida.................... Tulane.................................

SOUTHERN MISS (2-1)

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.......27-24 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................3-35 Alabama State.................... @South Carolina................ Memphis............................ @Houston.......................... Marshall............................. @Southern Miss................. @Tulane............................. East Carolina...................... @Central Florida.................

UAB (0-3)

NEW MEXICO (1-2)

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 (2-1)

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.........24-27 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........0-17 @Minnesota...................... @Middle Tennessee State. Troy................................... @Western Kentucky.......... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... North Texas....................... Louisiana-Lafayette........... @Arkansas State............... Florida International..........

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (1-2)

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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....................36-28 @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.....10-35 Idaho................................ @TCU............................... Air Force........................... @New Mexico................... Colorado State.................. @Wyoming....................... @BYU............................... Utah.................................. UNLV................................

SAN DIEGO STATE (0-3)

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...................17-20 Kent State......................... @Kansas State.................. @Louisiana-Monroe.......... @North Texas.................... Arkansas State.................. Florida International.......... UTEP................................. @Florida Atlantic............... @Troy............................... Middle Tennessee State....

LOUIS.-LAFAYETTE (0-2)

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 (1-2)

Southern...................55-3 @Oklahoma State...37-56 Air Force.................28-31 @Colorado State.............. @East Carolina................. UAB.................................. @SMU.............................. @Marshall........................ Tulane.............................. Tulsa................................ UTEP................................ @Rice..............................

RICE (2-1)

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............21-38 @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.............7-43 TCU.................................. @Tulane........................... @Central Florida.............. Tulsa................................ Houston........................... @Navy.............................. Memphis.......................... @UTEP............................. Southern Miss.................

SMU (1-2)

TCU (3-0)

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...................31-14 @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.23-20(OT) Iowa State......................... Nevada.............................. @Colorado State............... Air Force........................... @BYU............................... TCU.................................. New Mexico...................... Wyoming.......................... @San Diego State.............

UNLV (2-1)

LOUISIANA-MONROE(1-2)

A-30 @Auburn....................0-34 S-6 vs. Arkansas*..........27-28 S-13 Alabama A&M..........37-15 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(1-2)

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...............14-20 @Arkansas State............... Florida Atlantic.................. @Florida International....... @Louisville....................... @Mississippi State........... Louisiana-Monroe............. @Western Kentucky.......... North Texas....................... @Louisiana-Lafayette........

TULANE (0-2)

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...........24-28 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 (3-0)

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.............58-10 @Air Force........................ Weber State...................... Oregon State..................... @Wyoming....................... Colorado State.................. @New Mexico................... TCU.................................. @San Diego State............. BYU..................................

WYOMING (2-1)

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..16-13 @BYU............................... Bowling Green.................. @New Mexico................... Utah.................................. @TCU............................... San Diego State................ @Tennessee...................... @UNLV............................. Colorado State..................

NORTH TEXAS (0-3)

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.........................3-41 @Rice............................... Florida International.......... Louisiana-Lafayette........... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... Troy................................... @Western Kentucky.......... @Florida Atlantic............... @Middle Tennessee State. Arkansas State..................

A-28 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-7 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 D-6

@Mid. Tenn. State....31-17 Alcorn State...............65-0 @Ohio State...................... @Oklahoma State............. @Florida Atlantic............... Florida International.......... @North Texas.................... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... Western Kentucky............. @LSU................................ Louisiana-Lafayette........... Arkansas State..................

TROY (2-0)

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powerade previewS #3 Georgia at #24 Arizona State

Dawgs Roll On

The death march begins for Georgia. Actually, Arizona State is one of the easier games remaining on the Dawgs’ schedule. We’re serious. Georgia will rely on electrifying Heisman Trophy candidate running back Knowshon Moreno, while the Sun Devils will counter with the arm of quarterback Rudy Carpenter, who is making his 34th consecutive start. You’d think home field would make a difference, but Georgia Coach Mark Richt is 9-2 against ranked foes on the road. Plus, ASU lost to UNLV at home last week. That’s good enough for us.

PREDICTION: Georgia 27-10 Master Insight “This will be a fabulous football game, and though my heart is with ASU, Georgia is simply too strong on both sides of the ball. Look for Moreno to wear down ASU’s defense late in the game.” – Frank Kush

As a matter of... FACT

Though the SEC is generally viewed as the nation’s best conference, the Pac-10 can boast of having a 10-6 record against the SEC since 2000, including UCLA’s seasonopening upset of Tennessee a couple weeks ago.

OPINION

The Pac-10 is vastly under-rated, mainly because the schools are located in the Pacific time zone. The games are played at a time when most of the poll voters (who live in the Eastern time zone) are catching Z’s.

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 (2-1) Idaho.......................70-0 Toledo....................41-16 @New Mexico........28-36 @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 (2-1) Michigan State.......38-31 @Washington State.66-3 @Maryland............27-35 Colorado State................ Arizona State.................. @Arizona........................ UCLA.............................. Oregon............................ @USC............................. @Oregon State............... Stanford.......................... Washington....................

West Division ALABAMA (3-0) A-30 vs. Clemson*.........34-10 S-6 Tulane......................20-6 S-13 Western Kentucky...41-7 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....................PPD 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 (3-0) A-30 Louisiana-Monroe...34-0 S-6 Southern Miss.......27-13 S-13 @Mississippi State....3-2 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 (3-0) @Louisville..............27-2 Norfolk State...........28-3 Middle Tenn State..20-14 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 (3-0) Washington...........44-10 Utah State..............66-24 @Purdue....... 32-26 (OT) 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 (1-1) Tennessee..... 27-24 (OT) @BYU......................0-59 Arizona........................... Fresno State................... Washington State........... @Oregon........................ Stanford.......................... @California..................... Oregon State.................. @Washington................. @Arizona State............... USC................................

OREGON STATE (1-2) @Stanford.............28-36 @Penn State..........14-45 Hawaii......................45-7 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 (2-0) @Virginia.................52-7 Ohio State................35-3 @Oregon State............... Oregon............................ Arizona State.................. @Washington State........ @Arizona........................ Washington.................... California........................ @Stanford...................... Notre Dame.................... @UCLA...........................

STANFORD (1-2) Oregon State.........36-28 @Arizona State......17-41 @TCU....................14-31 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 (0-3) @Oregon...............10-44 BYU.......................27-28 Oklahoma..............14-55 Stanford.......................... @Arizona........................ Oregon State.................. Notre Dame.................... @USC............................. Arizona State.................. UCLA.............................. @Washington State........ @California.....................

WASHINGTON STATE (0-3) A-30 vs. Oklahoma St.*.13-39 S-6 California.................3-66 S-13 @Baylor.................17-45 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 (2-1) A-30 Northern Arizona...30-13 S-6 Stanford.................41-17 S-13 UNLV............ 20-23 (OT) 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 (2-0) A-30 Appalachian State..41-13 S-13 North Texas.............41-3 S-20 @Auburn........................ S-27 Mississippi State............ O-11 @Florida......................... O-18 @South Carolina............. O-25 Georgia........................... N-1 Tulane............................. N-8 Alabama.......................... N-15 Troy................................ N-28 vs. Arkansas*................. *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) MISSISSIPPI (2-1) A-30 Memphis...............41-24 S-6 @Wake Forest.......28-30 S-13 Samford.................34-10 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 (1-2) A-30 @Louisiana Tech...14-22 S-6 SE Louisiana..........34-10 S-13 Auburn.......................2-3 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 (3-0) A-30 Georgia Southern..45-21 S-6 Central Michigan...56-17 S-13 @South Carolina......14-7 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 (1-2) A-28 N.C. State................34-0 S-4 @Vanderbilt...........17-24 S-13 Georgia....................7-14 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 (1-1) S-1 @UCLA......... 24-27 (OT) S-13 UAB.........................35-3 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 (3-0) A-28 @Miami (OH)........34-13 S-4 South Carolina.......24-17 S-13 Rice.......................38-21 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

#6 LSU at #9 Auburn

Expect Another Classic

Ya think Auburn wants a piece of LSU? Last year the Bayou Bengals won on a 22-yard TD pass on a fourth down play with one second remaining in what was another classic battle between these teams. Consider: The last four meetings have been decided by a total of 14 points. The LSU offense features several new faces, including unheralded sophomore quarterback Andrew Hatch, but LSU seems primed to make another national title run. Key stat: The home team has won the last eight games in the series.

PREDICTION: Auburn 27-24 Master Insight “These SEC games are like national title elimination games. The only difference between these two teams is home field, as the recent series history indicates. I think Auburn may be the SEC team that makes it to the big game this year.” – Bill Mallory

As a matter of... FACT

Under Coach Tommy Tuberville, Auburn has won nine of its last 11 games against teams ranked in the Associated Press top 10, including 4-1 against top five programs.

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OPINION

Tuberville is one of the nation’s most under-rated coaches. His teams are always in the SEC title hunt, and aside from road games at WVU and Alabama, the schedule is conducive for a national title run.

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P resen t s The ohio colle g e scoreboard S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

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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NCAC 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..........................................

Washington Bears at Wittenberg Tigers 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 (0-1) Bye @North Central............................3-20 @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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The Wittenberg Tigers, the NCAC coaches and media favorite to win the conference, host the Washington Bears out of St. Louis in what is the first ever meeting between these storied programs. And there’s good reason for such high expectations as Wittenberg returns 16 starters from last year’s 8-2, 6-1, NCAC runner-up team. Things have started well for the Tigers, as they beat Olivet, 22-10, Week 1, but they’ll need another strong effort this week. Washington returns 13 starters from last year’s 7-3 team and is 2-0 this year after shutting out Greenville, 22-0, and wrecking Westminster, 45-13.

PREDICTION: Wittenberg 20-17

NCAC featured PLAYER of the week

Aaron Huffman Wittenberg Tigers

Position: Quarterback Ht: 6-4, Wt: 230 Grade: Junior Noteworthy: Huffman is the 2006 NCAC Newcomer of the Year and was voted Wittenberg’s most improved player last year. A three-year starter, he averaged more than 200 passing yards per game last year. A Newark, Ohio, native, Huffman passed for 231 yards and a touchdown during the Tigers’ Week 1, 22-10, win over Olivet.

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PANTHER PREVIEW

Wisconsin-Oshkosh Titans

Fifth-Ranked Panthers Play Home Opener

Welcome home! The fifth-ranked Ohio Dominican Panthers finally get to play at home after traveling Weeks 1 and 2. Last week, ODU trounced the Campbellsville Tigers, 50-14, and quarterback Chris Reisert again led the way, completing 25 of 40 passes for 377 yards and five TDs. Senior Josh Smart led the receiving corps with 145 yards and two touchdowns. Reisert, Smart and the Panthers will try to keep the momentum going as the Titans of Wisconsin-Oshkosh invade Columbus coming off a bye and a Week 1, 14-13 win, over Ripon College.

PREDICTION: ODU 45-14 featured pANTHER of the week

OHIO DOMINICAN (2-0) A-30 @Marian College... 70-7 S-6 Bye S-13 @Campbellsville.. 50-14 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.......................

Miguel Davis Linebacker Ht: 6-1, Wt: 200 Grade: Sophomore Noteworthy: Davis played in 12 of ODU’s 13 games as a freshman in 2007 and recorded 28 tackles. Week 1 of this year, he intercepted a pass that set up the Panthers’ first touchdown in a 70-7 rout of Marian College.

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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 (1-1) @Juniata...................................34-18 @Westminster..............................2-6 Bye.................................................... Oberlin............................................... @Wabash.......................................... Carnegie Mellon................................. @Dennison........................................ Kenyon.............................................. @Wooster.......................................... Wittenberg......................................... Ohio Wesleyan................................... DENISON (1-1) @Kalamazoo.............................49-27 Wabash....................................27-41 Bye.................................................... Wooster............................................. @Case Western Reserve................... @Hiram............................................. Allegheny........................................... Chicago............................................. @Wittenberg...................................... Kenyon.............................................. @Earlham.......................................... EARLHAM (0-2) @Rose-Hulman........................35-42 @Manchester.............................7-40 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 (1-1) Case Western Reserve..............27-62 @University of Chicago............39-36 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 (1-0) Bye @Denison.................................41-27 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 (3-1)

@Batavia . . . . . . . . 26-23 (OT) Cincinnati Northwest . . . . 21-0 Walton-Verona (Ky.). . . . . 35-7 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-38 @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ARCHBISHOP MOELLER (3-1)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-32 @Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cathedral Prep (Ind.) . . . . . . . . St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI WOODWARD (4-0)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-14 @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 . . . . . . . . . . 42-27 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 7-31 @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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-0 @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 . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COLERAIN (4-0)

ELDER (3-1)

FAIRFIELD (0-4)

GLEN ESTE (1-3)

HAMILTON (3-1)

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

HARRISON (3-1)

@Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 28-49 East Central . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-16 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LA SALLE (1-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-31 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 @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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-6 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 . . . . . 13-18 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-13 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7 Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAKOTA EAST (2-2)

LAKOTA WEST (2-2)

LEBANON (3-1)

LOVELAND (3-1)

MASON (1-3)

MIDDLETOWN (2-2)

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

division II MILFORD (3-1)

@Hughes Center . . . . . . . 19-0 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . 27-13 @Cincinnati Woodward . 14-22 Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

OAK HILLS (2-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . . 7-27 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-42 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-13 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.) . . 17-10 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-21 @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. . . . . . . . . . . . 27-20 Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PRINCETON (1-3)

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 (1-3)

South Urban Academy . . . 26-6 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 Columbus East . . . . . . . . 26-34 @Hughes Center . . . . . . 27-33 Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Montessori . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ANDERSON (3-1)

vs. Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-13 @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . 31-10 Columbus DeSales . . . . . 17-38 Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI NORTHWEST (2-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-31 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 (2-2)

Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 @Meadowdale . . . . . . . . . 6-20 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-27 @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

KINGS (2-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . 13-20 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-14 @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LITTLE MIAMI (3-1)

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

MOUNT HEALTHY (2-2)

Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 20-21 @Western Hills . . . . . . . . 34-6 Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Northwest . . . . . . . . @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . .

ROSS (1-3)

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. . . . . . . . . 14-38 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-7 @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shroder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . .

TAFT (2-2)

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

TALAWANDA (1-3)

Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-33 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . 20-41 @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 (3-1)

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

TURPIN (4-0)

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 . . . . . . . . . 65-17 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 . . . 31-12 @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WALNUT HILLS (2-2)

Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . 10-7 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-41 @Hughes Center . . . . . . 20-14 @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . 7-21 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN BROWN (4-0)

Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 Clermont Northeastern. . . 39-0 @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . 39-14 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . 39-32 Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Washington CH @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . . @Portsmouth. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WILMINGTON (1-3)

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

WINTON WOODS (3-1)

vs. La Salle. . . . . . . . . . . 26-20 @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 38-0 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 Bishop Watterson . . . . . 13-28 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WITHROW (0-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-22 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68-6 Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

@West Carrollton . . . . . . . 21-7 Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . 21-35 @Cincinnati Northwest. . . 6-28 Trenton Edgewood . . . . . 17-65 @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SPRINGBORO (1-3)

division III ARCHBISHOP MCNICHOLAS (1-3)

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

@Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-7 Valley View. . . . . . . . . . .41-42 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-28 Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . .53-13 @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN (2-2)

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

Jonathan Alder . . . . . . . . .7-14 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . .21-48 @Valley View . . . . . . . . . .0-28 @Bellbrook . . . . . . . . . .14-24 Middletown Madison . . . . . . . @Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Northridge . . . . . . .

GOSHEN (2-2)

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

HILLSBORO (1-3)

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

ST. XAVIER (3-1)

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

@Norwood . . . . . . . . . . .13-14 @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . .21-28 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-0 @Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-35 Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Chaminade-Julienne . . . . . . Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . . Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Carroll . . . . . . . . . . .

SYCAMORE (2-2)

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 . . . . . . . . .24-14 @Bellbrook . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . . Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Brookville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN HILLS (2-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . . @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . .

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

INDIAN HILL (2-2)

@Western Brown . . . . . .14-28 @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . .8-41 Stebbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 @Clinton-Massie . . . . . . .0-63 @Washington CH . . . . . . . . . . Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Plains . . . . . . . . . . . London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . McClain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MONROE (0-4)

NEW RICHMOND (4-0)

@Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . .34-0 Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 @Williamsburg. . . . . . . . .62-6 Clermont Northeastern. . . . . . Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . . @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORWOOD (4-0)

Archbishop McNicholas .14-13 Purcell Marian . . . . . . . .19-13 @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-0 @Thurgood Marshall . . .27-22 Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Northwest. . . . . . Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . . @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

division IV BADIN (2-2)

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 . 35-21 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 . 10-7 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. . . . 48-0 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 (1-3)

BETHEL-TATE (2-2)

BISHOP FENWICK (2-2)

Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-3 @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 @Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Chaminade-Julienne. . . . . . . . . @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . . Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BLANCHESTER (0-4)

Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . 0-49 @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 Western Brown . . . . . . . 14-39 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 @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 (1-3)

Arcanum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-0 Brooksville . . . . . . . . . . . 22-55 @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Waynesville . . . . . . . . . 13-25 Dayton Northridge . . . . . . . . . . Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . . . Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CLERMONT NORTHEASTERN (0-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 @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 (0-4)

@Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . 3-32 New Richmond . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. 6-13 @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . 15-19 Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MIDDLETOWN MADISION (3-1)

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 . . . . . 36-13 @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORTH COLLEGE HILL (2-2)

CLINTON-MASSIE (4-0)

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 . . . 42-21 @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Country Day . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . . . @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FINNEYTOWN (2-2)

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 . . . . . . 7-34 @Archbishop McNicholas . . . . Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaminade-Julienne. . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Purcell Marian. . . . . . . . . . . .

MADEIRA (1-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-68 @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

@Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . 48-20 East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-0 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . 19-15 @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 . . . . . . . . . . 13-53 @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WYOMING (2-2)

ROGER BACON (1-3)

TAYLOR (1-3)

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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 . . . .63-28 @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Summit Country Day . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . .

CLARK MONTESSORI (2-2)

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 Dame12-38 @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Walton-Verona (Ky.) . . . . . . @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Jefferson Township. . . . . . . @Lehman Catholic . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . .

DEER PARK (0-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . .0-52 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 . . . . . . .32-39 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clermont Northeastern. . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Montessori . . . . . . . . . .

EAST CLINTON (1-3)

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 (1-3)

@Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . .7-10 @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . .13-19 @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .48-6 @Chaminade-Julienne . . .6-14 Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . @Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . .

READING (2-2)

North College Hill . . . . . . .9-42 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . .14-0 @Archbishop McNicholas 0-31 Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-0 Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SHRODER (2-2)

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 . . . . . . . . .20-27 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-13 Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dayton Northridge . . . . . . . . . @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . .

KENTUCKY

BATESVILLE (3-1)

BEECHWOOD (3-0)

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

Jennings County . . . . . . .13-3 @Milan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-3 South Dearborn . . . . . . .46-14 @New Palestine . . . . . . .13-30 @East Central. . . . . . . . . . . . . Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . @Connersville . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . .21-48 @Trenton Edgewood . . .23-20 Franklin County . . . . . . . .67-0 Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . @Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . @Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis Roncalli . . . . . . .

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

EAST CENTRAL (3-1)

FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-3)

@Muncie South . . . . . . .20-60 Connersville . . . . . . . . . .22-16 @Jay County . . . . . . . . .25-56 @East Central. . . . . . . . . .0-67 Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . @Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . . . Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mooresville . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAWRENCEBURG (4-0)

Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-14 Union County . . . . . . . . .42-12 Milan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-0 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . .12-6 @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . @Charlestown . . . . . . . . . . . .

SOUTH DEARBORN (2-2)

@Bed. North Lawrence . .3-24 @Madison . . . . . . . . . . .31-27 @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . .14-46 @Connersville . . . . . . . .41-21 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . Muncie South. . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-2 O-11 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . .29-6 @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . .34-12 @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-0 Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport Central Catholic . .

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31

@Newport . . . . . . . . . . . .18-6 @Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-13 Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-22 Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . @Bracken County. . . . . . . . . . Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallatin County. . . . . . . . . . . .

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

BELLEVUE (3-0)

BISHOP BROSSART (0-2)

Owen County . . . . . . . . . .6-18 Bye Walton-Verona . . . . . . . . .7-38 @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Eminence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville Christian Acad.. . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . .

BOONE COUNTY (2-1)

@Scott County . . . . . . . .14-23 Mason County . . . . . . . .28-18 @Campbell County. . . . . .26-7 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 (2-1)

vs. Cardinal Mooney . . . .0-57 @Newport Central Cath .38-34 Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . .49-47 @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madisonville North Hopkins . . St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

vs. South Laurel. . . . . . .35-49 Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-33 Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-0 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . @Knox Central . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

CONNER (2-0)

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

Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .57-0 Bye Simon Kenton . . . . . . . .20-19 @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Belmont (Ohio) . . . . . . . . . . Meade County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-4 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

GRANT COUNTY (1-2)

Pendleton County. . . . . .28-13 Western Hills . . . . . . . . . .6-27 @Anderson County . . . .21-58 Owen County . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Oldham . . . . . . . . . . . . @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oldham County . . . . . . . . . . Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffersontown . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boyd County . . . . . . . . . . . .

HIGHLANDS (2-1)

Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-6 @Colerain . . . . . . . . . . .18-33 @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . .70-6 @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . @Hopkinsville . . . . . . . . . . . . @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lexington Catholic . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Central . . . . . . . . . . . Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HOLMES (2-1) COVINGTON HOLY CROSS (1-2) A-29 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-6

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

@Tates Creek . . . . . . . . .31-14 Bye Boone County . . . . . . . . .7-26 @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason County . . . . . . . . . . . . Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . .

@Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-57 Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-45 @Covington Holy Cross . .0-55 @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . Boone Country . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . . Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @North Hardin . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

CAMPBELL COUNTY (1-1)

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

COOPER (0-3)

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

DAYTON (0-3)

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

DIXIE HEIGHTS (0-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . .0-51 @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lynn Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .6-29 Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Covington Catholic . . .47-49 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . .

Summit Country Day . . .21-40 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . .0-47 @Clark Montessori. . . . . .6-34 New Richmond . . . . . . . .6-62 @Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Landmark Christian. . . . . . . @Clermont Northeastern........

Patrick Blanks Archbishop Moeller

Position: Running back Ht: 5-10, Wt: 185 Grade: Senior, GPA: 4.0 Noteworthy: Patrick plans to attend college and major in business.

WAYNESVILLE (3-1)

INDIANA & KENTUCKY NDIANA

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

WILLIAMSBURG (0-4)

@Covington Holy Cross . .33-7 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-70 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

division VI CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN (1-3)

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

CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY (2-1)

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-4 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Clermont Northeastern. .39-20 Bye @South Decatur (Ind.) . . . .0-6 Dayton Christian . . . . . . .24-3 @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . Summit Country Day . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . .

LOCKLAND (3-1)

@Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . .22-21 Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 @Cincinnati Woodward . .6-48 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . .13-8 @Summit Country Day . . . . . @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . . Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . .

MASON COUNTY (2-1)

MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN (2-2)

A-21 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25 A-22 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Clark Montessori. . . . .14-28 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . .8-44 Bracken County (Ky.) . . .27-19 @Monclova Christ. Acad..42-32 Fairfield Christian Academy . . Jefferson Township . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Grove City Christian . . . . . . @Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Landmark Christian . . . . . . . .

NEW MIAMI (3-1)

@Chil. Southeastern . . .50-27 @Middletown Christian . .44-8 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-7 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . .8-13 North College Hill . . . . . . . . . . @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . . Cincinnati Country Day @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . .

SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY (3-1)

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 . . . .21-42 Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . . Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . .

@Highlands . . . . . . . . . . .6-26 @Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-8 @Newport Central Cath .20-25 Campbell County . . . . . . . . . . Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . . @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fern Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RYLE (1-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . .69-0 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

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-20 @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. . . . . . . .12-52 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 . . . . . . . . . . . .19-20 Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . . Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . .

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

LUDLOW (1-2)

@Henry County . . . . . . . .0-40 Carroll County . . . . . . . .26-21 @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . .22-33 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 Christ. Acad. 28-63 Cincinnati Country Day . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . North College Hill . . . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . .

NEWPORT (1-2)

Jeff Ware Hamilton

Position: Offensive guard Ht: 5-5, Wt: 200 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.7 Noteworthy: Jeff is undecided on his career ambition.

Andy Dauner Kings

Position: Safety Ht: 5-11, Wt: 170 Grade: Senior, GPA: 4.3 Noteworthy: Andy plans to graduate from college and pursue a career in science.

Michael Graham Wilmington

Positions: WR/DB Ht: 5-10, Wt: 170 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.5 Noteworthy: Michael plans to attend a four-year college and major in business.

Tim Benner Wyoming

Position: Outside linebacker Ht: 6-2, Wt: 200 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.9 Noteworthy: Tim plans to attend college and major in premed.

Ben Steinmetz Lawrenceburg

Position: Linebacker Ht: 5-7, Wt: 160 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.9 Noteworthy: Ben plans to attend college and major in political science.

SIMON KENTON (1-2)

FLEMING COUNTY (0-3)

vs. Harrison County . . . .35-48 @Rowan County . . . . . .25-33 Harlan County . . . . . . . . .0-32 @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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Archbishop Moeller (3-1) at Mentor (2-2)

The Mentor Cardinals were trying to prevent a first down. But they gave up a touchdown. There was less than two minutes remaining in their showdown against perennial state title contender St. Ignatius last Saturday. They trailed, 21-14. Seconds later, the Wildcats’ Michael Anter was sprinting 61 yards into the end zone. Game over. Not that the Cardinals didn’t receive some strong performances from the usual suspects. Defensive end Pen Pike and linebacker Richie Tanski, whose brother Bart won Mr. Ohio Football honors last year as a quarterback, combined for four sacks. And teammate Tim Moore contributed an interception. Moeller enjoyed a bit more success on that same night, exploding for 603 yards of total offense in a 45-32 victory over Findlay. The hero was quarterback Andrew Hendrix, who fired two scoring strikes and finished with 270 yards through the air.

Prediction: Moeller 24, Mentor 17

St. Edward (4-0) at Elder (3-1)

If lopsided victories bring confidence to high school teams as they prepare for their next games, the players on both these teams should be full of it as they get ready for this clash. The Eagles are fresh off a 38-7 domination of Akron Firestone in which Germany Woods rushed for 132 yards and scored twice. St. Edward has already matched last year’s victory total, and is led by a defense that has yielded just 20 points in the last three games. They will, however, have to respect their Elder. The Panthers blanked rival La Salle, 31-0, and showed their offensive depth in the process. Junior quarterback Mark Miller unloaded four touchdown passes, all to different receivers. Elder is loaded along the offensive line, where University of Cincinnati recruit Austen Bujnoch and John Anevski push opponents around. But the defense has also played exceptionally well. The Panthers held LaSalle to just 101 total yards.

Prediction: St. Edward 17, Elder 13

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St. Xavier (3-1) at Louisville Trinity (2-0)

Nobody questioned St.Xavier after it snagged the Division I state title in 2007. But a victory over the fourth-ranked team in the country? That proves something. The Bombers managed a 17-10 win last Saturday over Don Bosco Prep, a perennial power from New Jersey. The defensive play of the game for the Bombers was registered by Justinian Mason, who knocked away a potential touchdown pass with just over a minute remaining. Mason and his defensive cohorts held Bosco to less than 200 total yards and added five sacks. Louisville Trinity will be no cakewalk. The Shamrocks feature Division I recruits such as running back Tim Phillips and linebacker Jordan Whiting, who is taking his vast talents to Ohio State. Trinity has dominated its division, winning seven state championships in the last eight years.

Prediction: St. Xavier 24, Trinity 21

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THREE MORE to watch Sycamore (3-1) at Colerain (4-0)

The news isn’t that the Colerain Cardinals won last week. The news is that some team came within 16 points. A final score of 42-27 might not seem close. But it’s close against Colerain, which has now won 59 consecutive Greater Miami Conference games. It’s no wonder the Cardinals are ranked 10th in the nation by USA Today. The latest triumph was spearheaded by Greg Taber, who rushed for four touchdowns and threw for another in sending Princeton to its third loss in four games. Sycamore is hoping to not be its next victim, but the Aviators aren’t heading in the right direction. They won their first three games, but were upset Friday by Hamilton, 21-14. Stunningly, Sycamore running back Bud Golden, who entered with 661 yards and eight touchdowns rushing this season, was held to a mere 14 yards on 12 carries. The game marked the return of Aviators starting quarterback Casey MacClean, who passed for 168 yards and two touchdowns. MacClean missed the first three games with a broken collarbone.

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Prediction: Colerain 37, Sycamore 20

Amelia (3-1) at Anderson (3-1)

These two teams were 3-0 when they walked on to the football field last Friday. They were 3-1 when they walked off. Anderson faced stronger competition in falling to unbeaten Columbus St. Francis DeSales, 38-17. DeSales, which trailed 7-0 after one quarter, scored the last 17 points of the game. Anderson did receive a fine performance from Kyle Slater, who rushed for 103 yards and a touchdown. The Barons are still one victory shy of their 2007 total, after being clobbered by Glen Este, 38-0. Still, Amelia must be thrilled with its start. The Barons had given up seven points combined in their previous two games. Not bad considering they had surrendered an average of 29 points a game in 2007.

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Prediction: Anderson 22, Amelia 10

Batesville (3-1) at East Central (3-1)

One team lost big. One team won big. But when the final second ticked off the game clock, both were 3-1. Batesville lost at New Palestine, 30-13. More disturbing is that the Bulldogs lost talented running back/linebacker Ryan Hartman to an injury in the first half. Batesville proved quite generous defensively, allowing 332 rushing yards while managing just 159 of its own. The Bulldogs, however, certainly boast their share of talent, including all-state kicker Alex Wilhelm, all-state wideout Zach Bley and defensive back David Gordon, a Division I college prospect. East Central enjoyed a far different experience Friday, dismantling Franklin County, 67-0.

Prediction: East Central 28, Batesville 27

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POWERADE Break with... St. Xavier Bomber drew Grombala

Drew Grombala Position: Wide receiver Height: 5-10, Weight: 165 grade: Senior Noteworthy: Drew is undecided on his future, but will likely enter the field of business.

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Three words that describe me on the field are . . . competitive, relentless and aggressive. Three words that describe me off the field are . . . competitive, respectful and caring. (Blank) makes me blush . . . Lots of complements in front of a group of people A language I would like to learn is . . . Polish. I’m 50 percent Polish. I would love to have dinner with . . . Jim Carrey. I really enjoy his movies and his sense of humor. I think it would be a lot of fun! My favorite movie is . . . “Liar Liar.” I love Jim Carrey and it’s a hilarious movie! My favorite sports movie is . . . “Miracle.” It’s very inspirational, a true story and the more I watch it the more I like it. a TV show that should be cancelled is . . . “Flavor of Love.” It is just a bunch of women fighting and bickering over one man. A celebrity I cannot stand is . . . Britney Spears. She has no respect for

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herself or anybody around her. My favorite video game is . . . “NCAA Football 2003.” I really enjoy creating players, playbooks and then playing a season with my created team. My favorite comfort food is . . . a bagel or English muffin. An odd food combination I like is . . . peanut butter and honey. I just can’t stop eating . . . peanut butter sandwiches. My favorite pre-game meal is . . . any kind of pasta. A song that pumps me up is . . . “We Ready” by Archie Eversole. The best player in the NFL is . . . (San Diego Chargers running back) LaDainian Tomlinson. If I could change bodies with any person, it would be . . . (New England Patriots wide receiver) Wes Welker. He is small, yet very quick, athletic and strong. My most rewarding accomplishment was . . . winning my first state title in hockey when I was 12 years old.

My choice for President of the U.S. is . . . (St. Xavier Coach) Steve Specht. He has great morals and I know he would treat everyone with respect and equality.

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Army Strong Players of the Week This Week In Football’s Top Tri-State Area Efforts For Week 4 Pat Muldoon St. Xavier Defensive end

Registered 2.5 sacks and 3.5 tackles for a loss in a 17-10 win over Don Bosco Prep (N.J.).

Mark Miller Elder Quarterback

17-of-27 passing for 204 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-0 win over La Salle.

Devin Jarrett Hamilton Running back

Rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-14 win over Sycamore.

Teron Hill Taft Cornerback

Returned an interception 103 yards for a touchdown and returned a fumble for a TD in a 22-7 win over Withrow.

Josh Boggan Wyoming Running back

Rushed for 164 yards and six touchdowns in a 68-6 win over Taylor.

Wayne Dunham Turpin Running back

Rushed for 156 yards and four touchdowns in a 31-12 win over Cincinnati Northwest.

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Garrett Edwards Reading Quarterback

8-of-15 passing for 166 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 108 yards and two TDs in a 52-0 win over Deer Park.

Everett Horne North College Hill Running back

Rushed for 214 yards and five touchdowns in a 42-21 win over Summit Country Day.

Tyler Williams New Richmond Quarterback

Rushed for 79 yards and three touchdowns in a 62-6 win over Williamsburg.

Jamire Westbrook Little Miami Running back

Rushed for 152 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-14 win over Ross.

Caleb Watkins Middletown Quarterback

17-of-31 passing for 325 yards and three touchdowns in a 31-7 win over Fairfield.

Allen Roberts Middletown Wideout

Five receptions for 210 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-7 win over Fairfield.

Bo Cordell Indian Hill Quarterback

13-of-18 passing for 216 yards and four touchdowns in a 53-13 win over Madeira.

Evin Dusold Lakota East Running back

Rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-7 win over Oak Hills.

Kyle Cook Little Miami Quarterback

11-of-19 passing for 219 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for a TD in a 38-14 win over Ross.

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Tri-State Edition, 2008, Volume 6, Issue 4

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