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e-mail Dear TWIF, Oh my God! Terrelle Pryor is such a stud! It’s so fun to watch him play because it just seems like he’s head and shoulders better than everyone else on the field. I can’t believe that he’s only an 18-year-old freshman! Somebody please tell me why he didn’t start from Game 1 and on. And, if I was a little younger, I’d have given Terrelle my phone number by now! Jessica, Mount Gilead

Terrelle Pryor Is A Stud! ing, from the stands of Paul Brown Stadium, the Bengals kick some butt against Cleveland! Miguel, Cincinnati

Pryor until he did for good, and obvious, reasons. Todd Boeckman did an outstanding job in leading Ohio State to the BCS National Championship last year. The sixth-year senior, in fact, led OSU to its second consecutive outright Big Ten championship. So Boeckman was a shoe-in as starter heading into this season.

Dear TWIF, The Bengals are such a tease! Come on! Which team is the “real” Dear Jessica, Bengals? The Bungles that displayed Your “infatuation” with Pryor is zero offense and a lackluster defense certainly understandable, and I’m cer- against Baltimore and Tennessee, or tain he’s gotten a few other numbers the team filled with heart and pasfrom the lady folk when you take into sion that showed up against the (New consideration how well he played last York) Giants? I was very close to selling week. ButM05125_Cin_vFIN.pdf to get back to the sport 11:33:59 of myAMseason tickets after the Tennessee 7/24/08 football, Coach Jim Tressel didn’t start game. Now I look forward to watch-

Dear Miguel, The way Cincinnati played the New York Giants should serve notice to you Bengals fans that Coach Marvin Lewis has not lost his team. While their chances at a division crown and a playoff berth are very unlikely after starting 0-3, the Bengals can certainly make life hard for the rest of the AFC North, most especially for their next opponent, the Browns, who have looked like they don’t even belong in the NFL this season. Enjoy your win against Cleveland! Dear TWIF, Now that Beanie Wells is clearly out of the Heisman picture, who’s the front runner? I like Chase Daniel out of Missouri for two reasons. One, Missouri is putting up points and Daniel’s stats are amazing. Two, he’s a blue-collar, Texas guy who has the body of a beer league softball player. It would be sweet to see him un-throne that pretty boy Tim Tebow and keep Archie (Griffin) as the only two-time

Heisman trophy winner! James, Pickerington Dear James, Glad you asked. We like Daniel as well, but his team’s defense might be his undoing. If Buffalo can put up 21 on them, then just about anyone can. And Mizzou will get beat at least twice this year, if not three times, as they play at Nebraska and Texas and finish the regular season against a solid Kansas crew. So the Tigers won’t even be playing in a BCS bowl, while our favorite, USC quarterback Mark Sanchez, will lead his team to an undefeated season and will put up some crazy stats to boot. Yes, Archie keeps his infamous title, for another year, unless Sanchez decides to come back for his senior year in 2009.

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What’s your favorite activity to do with your wife Jessica? Playing Nintendo Wii and going to the movies. Favorite Wii game? For me, “Mario Kart.” My wife likes “American Idol” and “Dance Dance Revolution.” We also like playing the golf game. She’s really good at “American Idol,” but I beat her in most of the other games. Since you two enjoy movies, what’s your favorite? “Training Day.” “Hurricane.” Pretty much any of Denzel (Washington’s) movies. Your favorite ballpark food? A hotdog is too ordinary for me. I like nachos and cheese with jalapenos. Your favorite smell? I don’t know (laughing). Potpourri? Your greatest fear? Falling. I’m not afraid of heights, but for whatever reason the thought of falling scares the heck out of me.

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By Edward Mauler Carr had the team meet Your middle name is Lastarza. Is there on the field of Michigan a story? Not that I know of other than I’m Stadium during the evenamed after my dad and his middle name ning. It was really cool was Lastarza. being in the empty staYou like your middle name? I do. A dium. Then Coach Carr lot of my friends back home still call me gave a great speech. I Lastarza. must say it was a great What’s the toughest part about playway to kick off my career ing cornerback in the NFL? Being out there at Michigan. on an island, especially in man-to-man Who is going to win coverage. You mess up just a little bit and The Game this year? I it’s a touchdown for the other team. might be a little biased, Who do you consider the best corbut Big Blue is going to nerback in the NFL? There are a lot of win. It’s long, long overPhoto courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals good ones out there, but I’ll go with the due. Jonathan Joseph-Leon Hall combination. A blowout? Ohio State is always strong and it’s You played in the Big Ten for Michigan. Is the a rivalry game. So it’ll be close, but Big Blue will SEC really that much better than the Big Ten? I pull it out in Columbus. don’t really know. It’s how you look at it. The SEC What’s something you wish you had more is suppose to be faster, but Michigan in a down time for? Visiting home and seeing my family. year beat a good Florida team in last year’s (Capital How was it growing up in your hometown, One) Bowl game. So who knows? Vista, Calif.? It was nice. It’s very diverse out there. What’s your favorite memory from playing And there are a lot of good people. Growing up, I for Michigan? My freshman season in 2003. It was received a lot of support from my family and they the Friday before our first game and Coach (Lloyd) taught me to make the right decisions.

Position: Cornerback Height: 5-11 Weight: 199 Birthdate: December 9, 1984 College: Michigan Hometown: Vista, Calif. Acquired: 2007, NFL Draft, first round NFL experience: second season

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There Is Hope After All For The Bengals Typical Bengals, right? They can infuriate you and disgust you and re-sign Chris Henry and release Willie Anderson and lose to the Ravens and make you want to turn in your membership to the team fan club. And then they can play like they did Sunday at New York. And you’re back on board. The Bengals lost a game but reclaimed some pride and probably even your heart by putting a 26-23 overtime scare into the reigning Super Bowl champion Giants. The Bengals missed an opportunity but made a larger point: They’re not finished just yet in 2008. Anything is possible. Going on the road, taking the Giants to overtime, being beaten not just by the best team in football but also by a questionable officiating decision that put the Giants into field-goal range in overtime, puts the rest of the season in a whole new light. It’s not the most optimistic light.

That’s true. The Bengals are, still, a 0-3 football team. But they’re a 0-3 team with hope. The light at the end of the tunnel isn’t necessarily an oncoming freight train. If the Bengals can almost beat the Giants on the road, they can definitely win any game they play at home. They can win this week against visiting Cleveland, not to mention future home dates with Jacksonville, Baltimore, Washington and Kansas City. And if they can win those games, and sneak out victories from a handful of other games at home or on the road, the Bengals could make some noise this season. Some noise other than that giant raspberry they deserved after losing their first two games to Joe Flacco’s Ravens and Kerry Collins’ Tennessee Titans. That’s the macro picture of the Bengals. On the micro version, the news is

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Gregg Doyel writes about sports daily for CBS Sports.com and even better. he has written two books on topics that are immaterial to the Several fabulous develfocus of this fine magazine. opments came out of this loss to the Giants, most notably the return of Carson Palmer. I produce a textbook two-minute drill have no idea who was wearing his jer- that ended with the Shayne Graham sey against Baltimore and Tennessee, field goal that forced overtime. Tailback Chris Perry, meanwhile, but that knucklehead was gone was workmanlike with 74 yards on 20 Sunday, replaced by Palmer against carries, with a 25-yard scoring burst. the Giants. Something was missing, of course. He was 27 of 39 passing for The Bengals did lose, and in doing 286 yards and a touchdown against so exposed more of the same issues the normally dominant New York defense, and he did it without much they’ve had over the recent past. They let Eli Manning pass for help from Chad Ocho Cinco, who nearly 300 yards. They gave up huge caught just three passes for 29 yards chunks of ground to the New York and had an egregious drop late in running game. They committed too the game. If Ocho Cinco wasn’t many stupid penalties on defense and doing the damage, who was? T.J. let Palmer get punished too many Houshmandzadeh, for one. No sur- times in the pocket on offense. There is much to improve. This prise there. is the Bengals; there will always be But Antonio Chatman also much to improve. emerged as a legitimate threat, catchBut there is much to be optimistic ing six passes for 70 yards. Palmer used those weapons, and others, to about. This being the Bengals, that hasn’t always been the case.

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Scouting Report: The Cleveland Browns

by mArty gitlin

Woeful Bengals Host Injury Riddled Browns The woes of the Cincinnati Bengals could have been predicted. Maybe even anticipated. Those of the Browns? Perhaps not. But if someone had offered that neither team would score more than 10 points in any of its first two games, that someone would have been marked down as nuts. The Bengals entered the season on shaky ground, but few would have believed that an offense featuring quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receivers Chad Ocho Cinco and T.J. Houshmandzadeh would struggle so mightily. The only thing stranger is that somebody in this world would change his last name to Ocho Cinco. The Browns are obviously winless, but Browns Quarterback Derek could a group boasting arguably the premier Anderson offensive line in the AFC, quarterback Derek Anderson, running back Jamal Lewis and 1,000-yard receivers Braylon Edwards and Kellen Winslow been predicted to fail? In spite of the underachievement of both offenses, this game will provide a test to underwhelming and banged-up defenses. It remains to be seen if Cincinnati safety Dexter Jackson (thumb) will play, but it’s the Browns that have been bitten far worse by the injury bug. Safety Sean Jones won’t return for another week or two following knee surgery and defensive end Robaire Smith is out for the year with a torn Achilles. This is a critical game for both teams. Neither can afford to fall too far back in a deep conference. It very well could require 10 wins to qualify as a wild card and it appears that the Pittsburgh Steelers will run away and hide in the AFC North.

BENGALS OFFENSE VS. BROWNS DEFENSE

Perhaps it was the shock that they were sharing a huddle with a guy named Ocho Cinco. More likely it was the lack of a featured back. Whatever it is, the Bengals’ passing game has started stunningly slow this season. The usually prolific Palmer has looked, aside from the Giants’ game, unprolific. Fortunately for the Bengals, the Browns don’t have much in the way of a pass rush. The Bengals must find a way to run the ball successfully to prevent defenses from keying on the passing game. Featured back Chris Perry might not be the answer, though he has shown sparks of productivity. The Browns set out to drastically improve their run defense in the offseason by bringing in defensive linemen Shaun Rogers and Corey Williams. That’s been a semi-success. Rogers has been a beast on the line, but Williams has shown little. Both must play well for the Browns to justify trading two high draft picks and cornerback Leigh Bodden, which left them with second-year players in Eric Wright and Brandon McDonald as the starters at that position. Though both have promise, the Browns simply have too little depth in the sec- Browns Linebacker Andra Davis 6

ondary, particularly with Jones out. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Bengals

BROWNS OFFENSE VS. BENGALS DEFENSE

Cleveland at Cincinnati When: Sunday, September 28 Time: 1 p.m. Where: Paul Brown Stadium Series: Bengals lead 35-34 Last Meeting: Cincinnati won 19-14 in 2007

The time has not yet arrived when one MARTY MAKES could say the Cincinnati defense is better than its offense. THE CALL Nor can one say the Cleveland defense The Browns were a is better than its offense. mess to open the season. But both scenarios are within shouting The Bengals are simdistance, more so because the Browns and ply a mess. Bengals opened the season so poorly on It would seem the offense, than because of their developing Browns have the potendefenses. tial to right the ship. The Still, make no mistake about it. The Bengals have too many Cincinnati defense is slowly, but surely, issues both on and off the improving. The Bengals have yet to play an field to give anyone the offensive powerhouse this season, so one confidence that they will should reserve judgment. But rookie Keith turn it around. Rivers and fellow linebacker Dhani Jones Give the edge to have straightened out that unit and the Cleveland here. pass defense in general has been adequate. BROWNS 27-23 The Bengals, however, have been blistered against the run. The front four must perform better if they are to put the clamps on Lewis, who is capable of picking through holes provided by an excellent offensive line. The Cleveland front, however, hasn’t played as well as it did a year ago. Lewis is struggling to find consistency, as is the entire Browns offense. Anderson was signed to a three-year contract in the offseason and now some wish he hadn’t. Pro Bowl receiver Edwards had more drops than catches in his first two games, but that could be at least partially the result of missing time in the preseason. The loss of fellow wide receiver Donte Stallworth to injury early in the year certainly has hurt. He was brought in to stretch the field, give Anderson another option and provide Edwards and Winslow Browns Tight End Kellen Winslow more room to roam. Though the gap is closing, Cleveland certainly has the edge here. ADVANTAGE: Browns

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Browns have been pleasantly surprised by the performance of punter Dave Zastudil, who averaged 53 yards a punt in winds that reached 60 miles an hour against Pittsburgh. Cincinnati punter Kyle Larson has been far less effective. Both teams boast accurate placekickers. Cincinnati’s Shayne Graham and Cleveland’s Phil Dawson are generally dependable, though it’s a bit early to detect trends in 2008. Among the Bengals’ pleasant surprises this season has been kick returner Glenn Holt, who is doing particularly well on kickoffs. A healthy Josh Cribbs, however, gives Cleveland the distinct advantage here. Cribbs is not only a brilliant kickoff and punt returner and a threat to “take it to the house” every time, but he is also one of the top special teams tacklers in the game. ADVANTAGE: Browns

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Cats & Dawgs GREGG DOYEL

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Gregg Doyel writes about sports daily for CBS Sports.com and he has written two books on topics that are immaterial to the focus of this fine magazine.

cleveland Browns. Until further notice, the Bengals will not be picked by me to win this season. Not even against Chipola Junior College.

baltimore Steelers. I like Ravens rookie QB Joe Flacco and rookie Coach John Harbaugh. I said I like them. I don’t love them. Steelers win.

“The Roadman� brings a real sports perspective to real sports fans as he leads his “Road Crew� every afternoon with the best sports talk on WKNR Radio, and was named Cleveland’s Best Sports Talker in Scene Magazine’s 2006 Best of Cleveland issue.

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Browns. A better Browns defense shows up, and Romeo is finally the better coach of a matchup.

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Steelers. Big Ben strikes again and Troy Polamalu is the difference on defense.

Who knows more about the NFL — The Bengals media or the Browns media? Let’s find out as Gregg Doyel and Kenny Roda go at it like Cats and Dawgs all season long.

washington Cowboys. Under Jim Zorn, the Redskins are more competitive than anyone expected. But even if Zorn is an all-star coach, Dallas has all-star talent. And talent wins in this league.

philadelphia Bears. Crazy Eagles offense versus stingy Bears defense means Devin Hester is the best return man I’ve ever seen, and he’ll be the difference if healthy.

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Seattle .....................34-10 @Jacksonville .........20-16 Oakland ...................24-23 @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 ................28-10 @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 ............12-31 @Jacksonville .................. Indianapolis ..................... Miami............................... Detroit .............................. Cincinnati ......................... @Minnesota ..................... Baltimore ......................... @Indianapolis .................. @Cleveland ...................... Jacksonville ..................... @Green Bay ..................... Tennessee ........................ @Oakland......................... Chicago ............................

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INDIANAPOLIS COLtS

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-27 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-18 D-28

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

CLEVELAND BROWNS

@Baltimore .............10-17 Tennessee .................7-24 @NY Giants ... 23-26 (OT) Cleveland ......................... @Dallas ............................ @New York Jets............... Pittsburgh ........................ Bye Jacksonville ..................... @Houston ........................ Philadelphia ..................... @Pittsburgh ..................... Baltimore ......................... @Indianapolis .................. Washington...................... @Cleveland ...................... Kansas City ......................

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Home 2-0 1-1 0-1 0-1

NEW ENgLAND PAtRIOtS

CINCINNAtI BENgALS

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-20 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

Pct 1.000 .667 .500 .333

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

*in Toronto, but home game for Buffalo

Team Denver Broncos Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs San Diego Chargers

@Oakland................41-14 San Diego ...............39-38 New Orleans ...........34-32 @Kansas City ................... Tampa Bay ....................... Jacksonville ..................... @New England................. Bye Miami............................... @Cleveland ...................... @Atlanta .......................... Oakland ............................ @New York Jets............... Kansas City ...................... @Carolina ........................ Buffalo ............................. @San Diego .....................

T 0 0 0 0

New York Jets .........14-20 @Arizona ................10-31 @New England........38-13 Bye San Diego ........................ @Houston ........................ Baltimore ......................... Buffalo ............................. @Denver .......................... Seattle .............................. Oakland ............................ New England .................... @St. Louis ....................... @Buffalo* ........................ San Francisco .................. @Kansas City ................... @New York Jets...............

Team Tennessee Titans Indianapolis Colts Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans

HOUStON tEXANS

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MIAMI DOLPHINS

Team Baltimore Ravens Pittsburgh Steelers Cincinnati Bengals Cleveland Browns

BALtIMORE RAVENS

AFC SOUTH

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

W 3 2 1 1

tENNESSEE tItANS

Jacksonville ............17-10 @Cincinnati...............24-7 Houston ..................31-12 Minnesota ........................ @Baltimore ...................... Bye @Kansas City ................... Indianapolis ..................... Green Bay ........................ @Chicago......................... @Jacksonville .................. New York Jets .................. @Detroit........................... Cleveland ......................... @Houston ........................ Pittsburgh ........................ @Indianapolis ..................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 2-0 1-0 3W 1-2 0-0 1L 0-2 0-1 3L 0-1 0-1 2L SAN DIEgO CHARgERS

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

Carolina...................24-26 @Denver .................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 ............41-37 @Green Bay ............27-16 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 ..... 24-27 (OT) 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 .............38-14 @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 .........17-24 @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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T 0 0 0 0

NEW YORK gIANtS

Washington...............16-7 @St. Louis ..............41-13 Cincinnati ....... 26-23 (OT) Bye Seattle .............................. @Cleveland ...................... San Francisco .................. @Pittsburgh ..................... Dallas ............................... @Philadelphia .................. Baltimore ......................... @Arizona ......................... @Washington .................. Philadelphia ..................... @Dallas ............................ Carolina............................ @Minnesota .....................

W 2 1 1 0

L 1 2 2 3

T 0 0 0 0

DEtROIt LIONS

@Atlanta .................21-34 Green Bay ...............25-48 @San Francisco ......13-31 Bye Chicago ............................ @Minnesota ..................... @Houston ........................ Washington...................... @Chicago......................... Jacksonville ..................... @Carolina ........................ Tampa Bay ....................... Tennessee ........................ Minnesota ........................ @Indianapolis .................. New Orleans .................... @Green Bay .....................

L 1 1 1 2

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 ............10-20 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 Seattle Seahawks St. Louis Rams

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

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AtLANtA FALCONS

NFC WEST

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Team Green Bay Packers Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions

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

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L 1 1 2 3

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 .....................31-13 @New Orleans ................. New England .................... Philadelphia ..................... @New York Giants ........... Seattle .............................. Bye @Arizona ......................... St. Louis .......................... @Dallas ............................ @Buffalo .......................... New York Jets .................. @Miami ........................... @St. Louis ....................... Washington......................

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PHILADELPHIA EAgLES

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St. Louis ...................38-3 @Dallas...................37-41 Pittsburgh .................15-6 @Chicago......................... Washington...................... @San Francisco ............... Bye Atlanta.............................. @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Cincinnati...................... @Baltimore ...................... Arizona............................. @New York Giants ........... Cleveland ......................... @Washington .................. Dallas ...............................

Pct 1.000 .333 .333 .000

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

Road 1-1 1-1 0-1 0-2

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 ......................16-27 @Tampa Bay .................... Atlanta.............................. @Seattle........................... Indianapolis ..................... Bye @Tennessee ..................... @Minnesota ..................... Chicago ............................ @New Orleans ................. Carolina............................ Houston ........................... @Jacksonville .................. @Chicago......................... Detroit ..............................

Pct .667 .667 .667 .333

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Road 0-1 1-1 1-1 0-2

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

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 .................32-34 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 .667 .667 .333 .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 1-1 1-1 0-1

Road 1-1 1-0 0-1 0-2

SEAttLE SEAHAWKS

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

@Buffalo .................10-34 San Francisco 30-33 (OT) St. Louis .................37-13 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 2-0 1-0 3W 2-0 1-0 3W 1-1 1-0 1W 2-1 0-0 2W 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....................24-17 @Dallas............................ @Philadelphia .................. St. Louis .......................... Cleveland ......................... @Detroit........................... Pittsburgh ........................ Bye Dallas ............................... @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Baltimore ...................... @Cincinnati...................... Philadelphia ..................... @San Francisco ...............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 2-1 0-0 1L 0-2 1-0 2L 1-1 0-1 1W 0-3 0-0 3L 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...................20-10 @Tennessee ..................... @New Orleans ................. Detroit .............................. @Chicago......................... Bye Houston ........................... Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... @Jacksonville .................. Chicago ............................ @Detroit........................... @Arizona ......................... Atlanta.............................. New York Giants ..............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 1-1 1-0 1W 1-1 1-0 1L 2-1 0-0 2W 1-1 0-1 2L 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....... 27-24 (OT) Green Bay ........................ @Denver .......................... Carolina............................ Seattle .............................. @Dallas............................ @Kansas City ................... Bye Minnesota ........................ @Detroit........................... New Orleans .................... @Carolina ........................ @Atlanta .......................... San Diego ........................ Oakland ............................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 1-1 1-0 1L 2-1 0-0 2W 1-1 0-1 1W 0-3 0-0 3L 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..................13-37 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

Akron Zips By Edward Mauler Editor, This Week In Football

THE WAY FASTEDDIE SEES IT

throw a pick. Making things easy for Pike’s transition into the The Bearcats are back! starting role is trio And boy, are they ever. of targets that has When: Saturday, September 27 After suffering the worst been developing Where: The Rubber Bowl defeat under Coach Brian into a solid group. Kickoff: 3:30 p.m. EST Kelly on Sept. 6 to Oklahoma, Tight end Ben Series: Series is tied at 2-2 Cincinnati took advantage Guidugli and wideouts of a much-needed bye week, Dominick Goodman regrouped and put forth its and Mardy Gilyard are all best effort of the 2008 camabove average receivers that paign with a resounding 45-20 help hide UC’s biggest flaw on thumping of Victory Bell rival offense: the lack of a rushing Miami (OH) last week. attack. The win was the 150th of And if Akron is to pull off Kelly’s career and he’ll look the upset, it will have to start for No. 151 against a second on defense, where middle lineconsecutive Mid-American backer Kevin Grant and defenConference foe in Akron. sive end Almondo Sewell lead The Zips, projected to finish the way. toward the bottom of MAC, are Grant racked up 10 tackles fresh off a solid 22-3 win over and Sewell grabbed a quarterArmy last week and evened its back sack in holding Army to Akron record to 2-2. just three points last week. The And though Akron is ridZips will require more of the ing some momentum from same this week if they hope to conthat victory, it should provide Akron Coach J.D. Brookhart tain the high-powered UC offense. UC with nothing more than Advantage: Cincinnati a second “practice game” of a three-game stretch (Miami, Akron, Marshall) of the non-conference AKRON OFFENSE VS. schedule as the Bearcats prepare for Big East play. CINCINNATI DEFENSE Remarkably, UC doesn’t open league play till After letting Oklahoma run all over Oct. 11 when it hosts Rutgers! it two and half weeks ago to the tune So as the old cliché goes, Kelly and the Bearcats of 592 yards, the Bearcat defense finally just need to take one game at a time, because the grew some claws. Zips, while certainly not even a contender in the UC held Miami to just 201 total MAC, can sneak up on the Bearcats and provide yards and got some big plays in crucial quite the game. situations. The Zips have already beaten Syracuse and All-American cornerback Mike Mickens took played No. 8 Wisconsin tough. an interception back 72 yards

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Welcome to the Tony Pike era! The Reading High alum was nothing short of stunning in his first ever start behind center last week against the Redhawks. Or as Kelly put it following the game, “He played a very good football game. I didn’t expect him to come in and muck it around.” There certainly was no mucking around on Pike’s part. He passed for 241 yards and three touchdowns. Moreover, Pike didn’t even Akron Defensive End Almondo Sewell 10

for a TD last week after the Redhawks had cut the UC lead to four points. His heroics will again be needed this week as Akron boasts one of the MAC’s better passers in Chris Jacquemain. Jacquemain averages 240 passing yards a game, has thrown seven TD passes, but is also susceptible to turnovers as he has thrown five picks. With Mickens and DeAngelo Smith roaming the Bearcat secondary, you can expect that latter number to grow, especially considering that Akron doesn’t possess much of a run game for Jacquemain to rely on. And, Akron running back

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With Pike displaying that he can in fact command Kelly’s intricate offense, this Bearcat team should have zero trouble mowing through its second straight MAC opponent. The UC defense has rebounded nicely from the disastrous effort at Oklahoma, so Akron will have equal trouble on offense as it will defensively.

CINCINNATI 35-17

Dennis Kennedy is a decent runner and can keep defenses on its toes by catching passes out of the backfield, but don’t ever confusing him with Reggie Bush. Advantage: Cincinnati

SPECIAL TEAMS

Left tackle Chris Kemme

While Mickens provided the Bearcats with a game-changing defensive play last week, another UC All-American didn’t even step on the field. And that

was a good thing! Punter Kevin Huber wasn’t able to boot any of his atmospheric rain droppers as UC was never forced to punt (in fact, was eight of 10 on third downs). So Huber was absent, and placekicker Jake Rogers decided to finally show up. Rogers drilled a 38-yard field goal and nailed all six extra points – quite a feat for Bearcat kickers this season considering their recent track history on the gimmees – and even sailed a kickoff into a touchback. Gilyard, who was spectacular on kick returns against Oklahoma, averaged just 15 yards a return last week. But that’s okay as long as he keeps progressing as the stud receiver he’s quickly becoming. Akron counters with Igor Iveljic, who is a hohum 5 of 7 on field goal attempts and has missed an extra point. And Zips’ punter John Stec is no Kevin Huber, as he averages just 37 yards a boot. Advantage: Cincinnati

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Kelly will surely have his boys focused on the road, and after witnessing fellow Big East’ers West Virginia and Pittsburgh lose to opponents from nonBCS conferences (East Carolina and Bowling Green, respectively), he’ll have all the motivation necessary to keep the ‘Cats focused. Advantage: Cincinnati Photos courtesy of Akron Sports Information PLAY PIGSKIN PICKS! www.TWIFonline.com


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Stupid Is As Stupid Does Every time I see an Ohio State football player, the latest being defensive tackle Doug Worthington, get in trouble for underage drinking, driving under the influence or solicitation, theft, etc., I think to myself: “How stupid can you be? Don’t you understand that you have been given the gift of a scholarship to play football for The Ohio State University? Your education is being paid for and you have a legitimate chance to become a multimillionaire by playing in the NFL in the very near future! “At the very least, you’ll have a college education to fall back on, with no student loans to pay back over the next 10 years like the rest of us working stiffs had! “How on earth can you be so stupid as to screw that up by getting behind the wheel of a car after hammering down a case of beer? “Do you have any idea how many kids grow up dreaming of wearing a Buckeye uniform and running into the Horseshoe? Do you understand what a privilege that is?” My diatribe could go on ad nauseam. For years I’ve never understood how college athletes can be so stupid. Stupid, stupid, stupid. Makes no sense.

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And it drives me crazy when someone defends their actions by saying, “Well, they’re just kids. They’ll make mistakes.” Hell with that. They’re not kids. They’re old enough to drive, vote and defend our country. And if it’s an upperclassman, he’s old enough to drink alcohol and smoke. These aren’t kids. When I was 18 and attending Ohio State, I don’t remember anyone (aside from good ole Mom) viewing me as a kid. No one. Not one professor, nor one employer. They had expectations, period, and I knew it was my obligation to fulfill them. I’m sure many of you think the same way I did about this stuff. But I recently did an about-face, and quite frankly, the rationale behind it was quite humbling. It occurred to me that at some point in the last year or so, I was out with friends and having totties, and eventually got behind the wheel of my car. While I’m certain I wasn’t slobber-knockered, I likely wouldn’t have passed a breathalyzer test. Now consider the risk I took. I could have crashed into another vehicle, and God forbid, killed someone. That, in turn, would have sent me to prison and thus denied my wife and

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two children from having a husband and father to come home to every day. In short, I could have lost everything I have. Now, I ask you, how stupid is that? I’m 43 years old, so I’ve been there, done that and should know better. But it didn’t make a difference. What I did was beyond stupid, especially at my age. But that’s the thing: Stupidity doesn’t recognize age, race or religion. As my buddy Forrest Gump says, “Stupid is as stupid does.” A simple question: How many of you have done something similarly stupid that jeopardized much of what you treasure and have worked for? Thus, the next time you see a Buckeye player mess up, take pause. I’m not excusing the errors in judgment, mind you. Worthington’s mistake and those of other Buckeyes before him were stupid, but that doesn’t make them, as a whole, stupid people. If that were the case, we’d all belong to the same club.

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The long-awaited Big Ten season commences! Yes, we in Buckeye nation welcome our Big Ten brethren with open arms. Other than the non-conference cupcakes OSU has pounded during the last three-plus seasons, those in the Big Ten are about the only teams the Buckeyes have beaten. Need proof? OSU has lost just two conference games since the start of the 2005 season – the same number of times SEC teams have beaten OSU during that stretch. And Game 1 of 2008 features what appears to be a resurgent Minnesota team, as the Golden Gophers are 4-0 for the first time since 2005. But upon further inspection, we must retract that statement. Of the four wins, Minnesota has beaten a weak Northern Illinois team by four points and squeaked by Division I-AA Montana State by 12. Bowling Green and mighty Florida Atlantic were Minnesota’s other victims. Still, Minnesota did win its games, despite having just 11 seniors on its roster – the fifth fewest in the nation – and severely lacks the overall depth OSU features. So second-year Coach Tim Brewster brings his green bunch of Golden Gophers to the rowdy ‘Shoe in what should be a rude awaking for his youngsters

Buckeye Game Day

ing a week too long, as seeing what Pryor could’ve done against USC with more snaps is an interesting thought, to say the least. But all is forgiven now. And considering Minnesota’s defense is bad enough that the Buckeye line should actually have MINNESOTA AT OSU its way with them, the Vest might When: Saturday, September 27 as well sit Beanie Wells anothWhere: Ohio Stadium er week and make sure that his Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. EST foot, toe, whatever the heck it is, TV: Big Ten Network OSU OFFENSE VS. is healthy when OSU heads to Series: OSU leads 40-7 MINNESOTA DEFENSE Wisconsin next week. Last Meeting: OSU won 30-7 in No way, no how, are we happy So bring on the Boom. Twenty 2007 to see Buckeye quarterback Todd carries should be the minimum Boeckman’s days end as starter. for Daniel Herron this week as he The guy is a true leader and somecould use some significant work in body every kid should look up to. case Beanie’s a no-go again next week. To note: his The bottom line is he’s a great guy who had his 94 yards (on 20 carries) last week was a career high. job taken from him by a tremendous talent, Terrelle Advantage: Ohio State Pryor. For sure, as you all witnessed last week, the Pryor OSU DEFENSE VS. era is here. His four touchdown passes against Troy MINNESOTA OFFENSE set a Buckeye freshmen record. Last week in a 28-10 win, OSU was out-gained And Coach Jim Tressel needs not to apologize for inserting his young phenom into the starting by Troy 315-309 in total yards. Yes, you read that correctly. line-up over a sixth-year senior. The defense has look downright average the In fact, Tress should only say he’s sorry for waitas they face a veteran Buckeye bunch. But who knows. Maybe that youthful energy will have a reverse effect for the Gophers, and Minnesota will end its five-game losing streak to the Buckeyes.

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past two weeks, which is a scary thought when you consider it returned nine starters from last year’s topranked defense. Maybe OSU misses defensive end Vernon Gholston and his pass-rushing ability more than it believed it would. If you’re a starting quarterback facing this OSU defense, you have more time in the pocket to dally with than it takes Lou Holtz to spit out a sentence. But nonetheless, OSU needs to muster some sort of quarterback pressure. Minnesota’s sophomore signal caller, Adam Weber, is a solid passer and even more of a threat to run. Not good when you bear into mind OSU’s recent issues in dealing with mobile quarterbacks. And when Weber is on the move, he has a good target in wideout Eric Decker, who has caught a TD pass in six consecutive games. DeLeon Eskridge, a freshman, leads the Gopher rushing attack. So we’re not worried there, as long as OSU takes care of business and shuts him down. If so, the silver bullet ‘D’ should be able to tee off on Weber, and take him out of the game as well. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS

Ray Small was absent last week from the OSU passing game, and punt return team, and Tressel would not elaborate on the reason why during the post-game press conference. He was sorely missed against Troy, as Brian Hartline and Brian Robiskie “just don’t have it” when it comes to returning punts. Hopefully Small is back against the Gophers in addition to some sort of yardage in the kickoff return

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

John Corby

The Buckeyes open Big Ten season with a boring win over an average Minnesota team. OSU 24-7.

Matt McCoy

The Gophers already surpassed their win total from last year. Some say they’re the most improved team in the Big Ten. But they’re not that improved. OSU 33-14.

Larry Larson

First Big Ten game for the Buckeyes against the rebuilding Golden Gophers. In time, Minnesota might be good again. But not this week. OSU 41-7.

Dave Purdy

Minnesota is 4-0 against teams with a combined 4-9 record. With a freshman QB leading a not so productive Buckeye offense, there can always be doubt. But OSU still wins. OSU 31-14.

Dave Maetzold

Ohio State opens Big Ten play with Beanie back where he belongs. Beanie leads the Buckeyes to a solid win. OSU 27-10.

Joel Riley

Expect the win, but more frustration. OSU 28-13.

game. While it’s never a good thing to return a lot of kicks (meaning you’ve been scored on repeatedly), it would be nice to see at least one return by either Boom, Brandon Saine or Maurice Wells get past the 50-yard line. Advantage: Ohio State

INTANGIBLES

The quest for an unprecedented third straight outright Big Ten title begins. Tress will surely have OSU prepared. We all know that. It all depends

on whether his talented team decides to make an appearance. Advantage: Ohio State

THE WAY WE SEE IT

Minnesota’s lack of experience, depth and gamechanging players are three good reasons the Buckeyes should beat them handily. And with Pryor coming off a very good performance and his confidence growing, this should be an easy day at the office for our beloved Buckeyes.

OHIO STATE 34-14

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Final 2007 BCS Rankings

Championship Chase!

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

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No. TEAM REC 1. USC (62) 2-0 2. Oklahoma 3-0 3. Georgia (2) 4-0 4. Florida (1) 3-0 5. LSU 3-0 6. Missouri 4-0 7. Texas 3-0 8. Alabama 4-0 9. Wisconsin 3-0 10. Texas Tech 4-0 11. Brigham Young 4-0 12. Penn State 4-0 13. South Florida 4-0 14. Ohio State 3-1 15. Auburn 3-1 16. Wake Forest 3-0 17. Utah 4-0 18. Kansas 3-1 19. Boise State 3-0 20. Clemson 3-1 21. Vanderbilt 4-0 22. Illinois 2-1 23. East Carolina 3-1 24. TCU 4-0 25. Fresno State 2-1

PTS PVS 1621 1 1484 2 1475 3 1442 4 1363 6 1360 5 1174 7 1132 9 1091 8 962 11 919 14 891 16 798 12 790 13 785 10 711 18 574 20 555 19 363 NR 300 23 242 NR 224 22 201 15 117 NR 105 25

Others Receiving Votes Oregon 100, Oklahoma State 98, Virginia Tech 63, Colorado 39, Nebraska 32, Connecticut 26, Tulsa 19, Miami (FL) 17, Michigan State 14, Georgia Tech 8, Kentucky 7, Northwestern 7, Ball State 6, South Carolina 3, West Virginia 2, Florida State 2, North Carolina 2, Minnesota 1.

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Week 4

TEAM REC USC (56) 2-0 Oklahoma (2) 3-0 Georgia (2) 4-0 Florida (1) 3-0 Missouri 4-0 LSU 3-0 Texas 3-0 Wisconsin 3-0 Texas Tech 4-0 Alabama 4-0 Brigham Young 4-0 Penn State 4-0 Ohio State 3-1 South Florida 4-0 Wake Forest 3-0 Auburn 3-1 Utah 4-0 Kansas 3-1 Clemson 3-1 Boise State 3-0 Illinois 2-1 Oregon 3-1 TCU 4-0 Fresno State 2-1 Vanderbilt 4-0

PTS PVS 1517 1 1424 2 1388 3 1345 4 1284 5 1247 6 1143 7 1041 8 944 10 939 13 931 11 818 15 744 14 721 16 678 18 650 9 528 20 506 19 378 21 265 NR 233 23 174 12 151 NR 117 NR 103 NR

Others Receiving Votes East Carolina 88, Nebraska 83, Oklahoma State 55, Connecticut 54, Virginia Tech 47, Michigan State 37, Kentucky 36, Colorado 30, Northwestern 21, Tulsa 17, Ball State 16, Arizona State 11, California 9, Minnesota 8, Purdue 8, West Virginia 7, Miami (FL) 7, Georgia Tech 7, Cincinnati 6, Maryland 6, Louisville 3.

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

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

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Week 4

TEAM REC USC (18) 2-0 Oklahoma 3-0 Georgia 4-0 Florida 3-0 Missouri 4-0 LSU 3-0 Alabama 4-0 Texas 3-0 Penn State 4-0 Wisconsin 3-0 Brigham Young 4-0 Texas Tech 4-0 Ohio State 3-1 Wake Forest 3-0 Auburn 3-1 South Florida 4-0 Utah 4-0 Kansas 3-1 Illinois 2-1 Boise State 3-0 Nebraska 3-0 Clemson 3-1 East Carolina 3-1 Oregon 3-1 Georgia Tech 3-1

PTS PVS 450 1 431 2 406 3 395 5 379 4 366 6 337 8 321 7 290 10 287 9 279 12 232 14 220 11 207 18 191 15 182 16 176 19 128 20 88 23 62 NR 61 25 60 NR 42 17 39 13 33 NR

Others Receiving Votes Vanderbilt 25, Virginia Tech 25, Connecticut 21, Fresno State 16, Michigan State 16, Oklahoma State 16, TCU 14, Tulsa 10, Minnesota 10, Kentucky 9, Northwestern 7, North Carolina 3, Arizona State 3, California 3, Colorado 1, Boston College 1, Florida State 1.

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powerade previewS Atlantic Division

Colorado vs. Florida State

Buffs In No Rush

Colorado rushed for -27 yards on 25 carries in an ugly 16-6 loss to FSU last year. And with a pair of sophomores manning the offensive tackle positions this year, we don’t see the numbers improving much this time around. Florida State for sure will be in an angry mood after losing its first of the season to Wake Forest last week. And we hear Coach Bobby Bowden is quite a man to deal with when he’s not happy.

PREDICTION: Florida State 23-10 Master Insight “Here we have two decent, but far from great teams going head-to-head. Both defenses dominated last year and I expect that to be the case this year. In fact, a defensive score may be the difference, with the edge going to FSU.” – Gene Stallings

As a matter of... FACT

For the first time in the history of the Ralphie program (circa 1966), Colorado is fortunate to have two of the live buffalo mascots. Ralphie IV, CU’s regular mascot since 1998, has been joined by Ralphie V.

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 (2-1) Eastern Kentucky.....40-7 @Oklahoma...........26-52 Miami (OH)............45-20 @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 (4-0) Hofstra.....................35-3 @Temple......... 12-9 (OT) Virginia..................45-10 Baylor....................31-28 @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 (2-1) Kentucky..................2-27 Tennessee Tech.....51-10 Kansas State..........38-29 Connecticut.................... @Memphis..................... Middle Tenn. St.............. South Florida.................. @Syracuse..................... @Pittsburgh................... Cincinnati........................ West Virginia.................. @Rutgers.......................

OPINION

This is what SID’s are reduced to when they lack material regarding the actual football team. Two Ralphies on the field at the same time; and we thought Script Ohio was something to get excited about.

RUTGERS (0-3) S-1 Fresno State............7-24 S-11 North Carolina.......12-44 S-20 @Navy...................21-23 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 (4-0) A-30 Tennessee-Martin....56-7 S-6 @Central Florida....31-24 S-12 Kansas...................37-34 S-20 @Florida Int.............17-9 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 (2-1) A-30 vs. Kent State*........21-0 S-6 Georgia Tech.........16-19 S-20 Central Florida.........34-7 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 Browns Stadium CLEMSON (3-1) A-30 vs. Alabama............10-34 S-6 The Citadel.............45-17 S-13 North Carolina St.....27-9 S-20 South Carolina State.54-0 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 (2-1) S-6 Western Carolina.....69-0 S-13 Chattanooga............46-7 S-20 Wake Forest.............3-12 S-27 vs. 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 (3-1) Delaware..................14-7 @Middle Tenn. St..14-24 California...............35-27 Eastern Michigan...51-24 @Clemson...................... @Virginia........................ Wake Forest.................... N.C. State....................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................ Florida State................... @Boston College............

SYRACUSE (1-3) A-30 @Northwestern......10-30 S-6 Akron.....................28-42 S-13 Penn State.............13-55 S-20 Northeastern..........30-21 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 (1-2) A-30 Villanova................48-21 S-6 @East Carolina........3-24 S-18 @Colorado.... 14-17 (OT) 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 (2-1) A-30 McNeese State.......35-27 S-11 @Rutgers..............44-12 S-20 Virginia Tech..........17-20 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 (3-1) A-30 vs. East Carolina*..22-27 S-6 Furman....................24-7 S-13 Georgia Tech.........20-17 S-20 @North Carolina....20-17 S-27 @Nebraska..................... O-4 Western Kentucky.......... O-18 @Boston College............ O-25 @Florida State................ N-6 Maryland........................ N-13 @Miami (FL)................... N-22 Duke............................... N-29 Virginia........................... *Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium)

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N.C. STATE (2-2) @South Carolina......0-34 William & Mary.....34-24 @Clemson...............9-27 East Carolina.30-24 (OT) South Florida.................. Boston College............... Florida State................... @Maryland..................... @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)......................

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G I B ST A E PITTSBURGH (2-1) Bowling Green.......17-27 Buffalo...................27-16 Iowa.......................21-20 @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 (3-0) @Baylor.................41-14 Mississippi............30-28 @Florida State.........12-3 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 (3-1) Jacksonville State..41-14 @Boston College...19-16 @Virginia Tech.......17-20 Mississippi State.....38-7 Duke............................... Gardner-Webb................ @Clemson...................... Virginia........................... Florida State................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)...................... @Georgia ...................... MIAMI (FL) (2-1) Char. Southern........52-7 @Florida..................3-26 @Texas A&M.........41-23 North Carolina................ Florida State................... Central Florida................ @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @Virginia........................ Virginia Tech................... @Georgia Tech............... @N.C. State....................

Marshall at West Virginia

If Only Games Were Two Quarters!

This in-state grudge match is titled the “Friends of Coal Bowl,” and if West Virginia losses its third straight this season to hands of Marshall, the Mountaineers can expect just that in their stockings this Christmas: coal. Marshall, which has never beaten the Mountaineers in seven tries, took WVU deep into the third quarter last year before falling apart. And despite returning 15 starters, expect an encore performance from the Thundering Herd.

PREDICTION: West Virginia 37-13 Master Insight “Marshall is much-improved but it’s still too young of a team to be able to beat WVU on the road. Look for another close game for a half before the Mountaineers wear them down.” – Don Nehlen

i nd e p e nd e nt s ARMY (0-3) A-29 Temple.....................7-35 S-6 New Hampshire.....10-28 S-20 Akron.......................3-22 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 (2-2) A-30 Towson..................41-13 S-5 @Ball State............23-35 S-13 @Duke...................31-41 S-20 Rutgers..................23-21 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 (2-1) San Diego State.....21-13 Michigan................35-17 @Michigan State.....7-23 Purdue............................ Stanford.......................... @North Carolina............. @Washington................. Pittsburgh....................... @Boston College............ Navy............................... Syracuse......................... @USC.............................

WESTERN KENTUCKY (2-2) A-30 @Indiana...............13-31 S-6 @East. Kentucky....37-13 S-13 @Alabama...............7-41 S-20 Murray State............50-9 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 Int....................

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As a matter of... FACT

West Virginia is one of only four schools in the nation to finish with a Top 10 ranking in the Associated Press Poll the last three years. The others are LSU, Ohio State and USC.

OPINION

That notable streak will certainly come to an end with the two losses already and another awaiting WVU when Auburn comes to Morgantown.

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powerade previewS #21 Illinois at #12 Penn State

The Valley Is Happy Again

When Illinois beat Penn State early in the Big Ten season in 2007, it was considered an upset because the Illini had been downright awful for the previous half dozen years. The Illini went onto upset No. 1 Ohio State and then played in the Rose Bowl. Well, the Fighting Zookers won’t catch JoePa’s boys by surprise this time around. The Nits have been beating up on folks like their a legit team. We think they are, as they’re finally showing the team speed we’ve been hearing about the last couple of years but haven’t seen.

PREDICTION: Penn State 24-20 Master Insight “Though Penn State’s competition has been soft, it has won by such big margins that you have to wonder if they may be this year’s national sleeper. I’m thinking they are, though this will be a typical Big Ten dogfight.” – John Cooper

As a matter of... FACT

Illinois led the Big Ten in rushing the last two seasons. In 2007, the Illini averaged 256.8 yards, which also ranked fifth in the nation. A year earlier, Illinois’ 188.8 yards were good enough for 10th.

OPINION

Though running back Rashard Mendenhall is now in the NFL, the Illini are still running downhill, averaging five yards a carry thus far. What does their O-line coach know that Ohio State’s doesn’t?

North Division COLORADO (3-0) A-31 vs. Colorado State*.38-17 S-6 East. Washington..31-24 S-18 West Virginia.17-14 (OT) S-27 vs. 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) **Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium) A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

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 (2-1) North Texas.............45-6 Montana State.......69-10 @Louisville............29-38 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 (2-2) Wake Forest...........13-41 Northwestern State..51-6 Washington State..45-17 @Connecticut........28-31 Oklahoma....................... Iowa State...................... @Oklahoma State........... @Nebraska..................... Missouri......................... @Texas........................... Texas A&M..................... @Texas Tech...................

INDIANA (2-1) Western Kentucky.31-13 Murray State............45-3 Ball State...............20-42 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 (3-1) Maine.......................46-3 Florida International.42-0 Iowa State...............17-5 @Pittsburgh..........20-21 Northwestern.................. @Michigan State............ @Indiana........................ Wisconsin....................... @Illinois......................... Penn State...................... Purdue............................ @Minnesota...................

TEXAS (3-0) A-30 Florida Atlantic.......52-10 S-6 @UTEP..................42-13 S-20 Rice.......................52-10 S-27 Arkansas......................... 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 (1-2) A-30 Arkansas State.......14-18 S-6 @New Mexico........28-22 S-20 Miami (FL).............23-41 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 (4-0) A-30 Eastern Wash...... 49-24 S-6 @Nevada...............35-19 S-13 SMU........................43-7 S-20 Massachusetts.......56-14 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

IOWA STATE (2-2) South Dakota St....44-17 Kent State..............48-28 @Iowa.....................5-17 @UNLV......... 31-24 (OT) Kansas............................ @Baylor.......................... Nebraska........................ Texas A&M..................... @Oklahoma State........... @Colorado...................... Missouri......................... @Kansas State...............

KANSAS (3-1) A-30 Florida Int..............44-17 S-6 Louisiana Tech.........29-0 S-12 @South Florida......34-37 S-20 Sam Houston State.38-14 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)

MISSOURI (4-0) A-30 vs. Illinois*............52-42 S-6 SE Missouri State....52-3 S-13 Nevada...................69-17 S-20 Buffalo...................42-21 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 (4-0) A-30 Syracuse................30-10 S-6 @Duke...................24-20 S-13 Southern Illinois......33-7 S-20 Ohio.........................16-8 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 (2-1) Northern Colorado.42-10 Oregon.......... 26-32 (OT) Central Michigan...32-25 @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..........................

G I B EN T

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

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

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

MICHIGAN STATE (3-1) A-30 @California............31-13 S-6 Eastern Michigan...42-10 S-13 Florida Atlantic.........17-0 S-20 Notre Dame.............23-7 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 (3-1) Youngstown State...43-0 Ohio.......................26-14 @USC......................3-35 Troy.......................28-10 Minnesota....................... @Wisconsin................... Purdue............................ @Michigan State............ Penn State...................... @Northwestern............... @Illinois......................... Michigan.........................

MINNESOTA (4-0) Northern Illinois.....31-27 @Bowling Green....42-17 Montana State.......35-23 Florida Atlantic.........37-3 @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 (4-0) Coastal Carolina.....66-10 Oregon State.........45-14 @Syracuse............55-13 Temple.....................45-3 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

Virginia Tech at Nebraska

Bo Ball Beats Beamer Ball

As the competition has gotten tougher with each game this season, so has the Nebraska defense under first-year Coach Bo Pelini, who has returned to Lincoln after serving as the D-coordinator there a few years ago. Is the infamous Black Shirt defense back? Perhaps not quite yet, but the quick strike Husker offense has made it a non-issue. Nebraska has had five TD drives of two minutes or less, and five others of five plays or less. A night game in Lincoln during a down year for Beamer Ball? Could be a rout.

PREDICTION: Nebraska 31-17 Master Insight “Already you can see Nebraska football returning to its roots under Bo Pelini. The Cornhuskers may not get to a BCS bowl this year, but they will very soon. Virginia Tech seems strangely average this season.” – Bill Snyder

As a matter of... FACT

Since 1999, Virginia Tech is 83-7 when out-rushing its opponent and 9-19 when being out-rushed.

OPINION

Beamer Ball is about ball control and great special teams play (blocked kicks). It’s no wonder that since 1995, only Ohio State (132) and Florida (129) have posted more wins than the Hokies (128).

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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 (2-2)

@Wisconsin...........17-38 @Syracuse.............42-28 Ball State................24-41 @Army.....................22-3 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..............21-42 @Central Michigan.......... Western Michigan........... Army............................... @Ohio............................. Miami (OH)..................... @Akron........................... @Bowling Green............. Kent State.......................

BUFFALO (2-2)

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) (1-3)

Vanderbilt...............13-34 @Michigan...............6-16 Charleston Southern.38-27 @Cincinnati............20-45 Temple............................ @Northern Illinois........... @Bowling Green............. Kent State....................... @Buffalo......................... Ball State......................... @Toledo.......................... Ohio................................

OHIO (0-4)

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........8-16 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............3-45 Western Michigan........... @Miami (OH).................. @Central Michigan.......... Ohio................................ @Navy............................. @Kent State.................... Eastern Michigan............ Akron..............................

TEMPLE (1-3)

BALL STATE (4-0)

A-28 Northeastern...............48-14 S-5 Navy...........................35-23 S-13 @Akron.......................41-24 S-20 @Indiana....................42-20 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.................48-3 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.....................25-32 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... 54-55 (2 OT) 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.................24-51 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............41-7 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 (2-2)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (1-3)

KENT STATE (2-2)

A-30 vs. Boston College*.0-21 S-6 @Iowa State...........28-48 S-13 Delaware State.........24-3 S-20 @Louis-Lafayette...27-44 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 (3-0)

Idaho State............... 49-7 Bowling Green......... 20-7 @Oregon................ 37-32 Louisiana Tech................. @Southern Miss.............. Hawaii.............................. @San Jose State.............. @New Mexico State......... Utah State........................ @Idaho............................ @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

FRESNO STATE (2-1)

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......55-54 (2 OT) @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 (1-2)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (3-1)

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 (1-3)

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........... 17-42 @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 Louis.17-42 @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 (2-1)

NEVADA (1-2)

NEW MEXICO STATE (1-1)

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................... 34-33 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.............. 10-23 @Hawaii........................... Utah State........................ @New Mexico State......... Boise State....................... @Idaho............................ Louisiana Tech................. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

SAN JOSE STATE (2-2)

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 (1-3)

@UNLV.................. 17-27 @Oregon................ 24-66 Utah....................... 10-58 Idaho...................... 42-17 BYU.................................. @San Jose State.............. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State..................... Hawaii.............................. @Boise State.................... @Louisiana Tech.............. New Mexico State............

East Division

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (1-2)

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 (1-2)

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.........7-34 @UTEP............................... SMU................................... @Miami (FL)...................... @Tulsa............................... East Carolina...................... Southern Miss.................... @Marshall.......................... @Memphis......................... UAB....................................

EAST CAROLINA (3-1)

A-30 vs. Virginia Tech*......27-22 S-6 West Virginia...............24-3 S-13 @Tulane....................28-24 S-20 @N.C. State...... 24-30 (OT) 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 (3-1)

Illinois State..............35-10 @Wisconsin..............14-51 Memphis...................17-16 @Southern Miss........34-27 @West Virginia................... Cincinnati........................... @UAB................................. Houston.............................. @East Carolina................... Central Florida.................... @Rice................................. Tulsa...................................

AIR FORCE (3-1)

Southern Utah...........41-7 @Wyoming................28-3 @Houston................31-28 Utah.........................23-30 Navy................................. @San Diego State............. @UNLV............................. New Mexico...................... @Army.............................. Colorado State.................. BYU.................................. @TCU...............................

BYU (4-0)

Northern Iowa..........41-17 @Washington..........28-27 UCLA.........................59-0 Wyoming...................44-0 @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 (1-3)

@Mississippi.............24-41 Rice...........................35-42 @Marshall.................16-17 Nicholls State............31-10 Arkansas State................... @UAB................................. Louisville............................ @East Carolina................... Southern Miss.................... @SMU................................ Central Florida.................... Tulane.................................

SOUTHERN MISS (2-2)

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....................27-34 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...........45-10 @South Carolina................ Memphis............................ @Houston.......................... Marshall............................. @Southern Miss................. @Tulane............................. East Carolina...................... @Central Florida.................

UAB (1-3)

NEW MEXICO (1-3)

COLORADO STATE (2-1)

A-31 vs. Colorado*..........17-38 S-6 Sacramento State....23-20 S-20 Houston...................28-25 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 (3-1)

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 Tenn State....31-14 @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...............3-37 @Middle Tennessee State. Troy................................... @Western Kentucky.......... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... North Texas....................... Louisiana-Lafayette........... @Arkansas State............... Florida International..........

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (1-3)

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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.....................14-56 @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. (0-3)

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.............9-17 @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................44-27 @Kansas State.................. @Louisiana-Monroe.......... @North Texas.................... Arkansas State.................. Florida International.......... UTEP................................. @Florida Atlantic............... @Troy............................... Middle Tennessee State....

LOUIS.-LAFAYETTE (1-2)

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 (1-3)

Southern...................55-3 @Oklahoma State...37-56 Air Force.................28-31 @Colorado State.....25-28 @East Carolina................. UAB.................................. @SMU.............................. @Marshall........................ Tulane.............................. Tulsa................................ UTEP................................ @Rice..............................

RICE (2-2)

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...................10-52 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...........................7-48 @Tulane........................... @Central Florida.............. Tulsa................................ Houston........................... @Navy.............................. Memphis.......................... @UTEP............................. Southern Miss.................

SMU (1-3)

TCU (4-0)

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.......................48-7 @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........34-31 (OT) Nevada.............................. @Colorado State............... Air Force........................... @BYU............................... TCU.................................. New Mexico...................... Wyoming.......................... @San Diego State.............

UNLV (3-1)

LOUISIANA-MONROE(1-3)

A-30 @Auburn....................0-34 S-6 vs. Arkansas*..........27-28 S-13 Alabama A&M..........37-15 S-20 @Tulane...................10-24 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(1-3)

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......14-31 Florida Atlantic.................. @Florida International....... @Louisville....................... @Mississippi State........... Louisiana-Monroe............. @Western Kentucky.......... North Texas....................... @Louisiana-Lafayette........

TULANE (1-2)

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...24-10 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............56-14 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...33-34 Central Florida.................. @Southern Miss.............. Tulane ............................. @Tulsa............................. Rice.................................. @Louisiana-Lafayette....... SMU................................. @Houston........................ @East Carolina.................

TULSA (3-0)

UTEP (0-3)

UTAH (4-0)

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...............30-23 Weber State...................... Oregon State..................... @Wyoming....................... Colorado State.................. @New Mexico................... TCU.................................. @San Diego State............. BYU..................................

WYOMING (2-2)

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........................0-44 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.............10-28 @Oklahoma State............. @Florida Atlantic............... Florida International.......... @North Texas.................... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... Western Kentucky............. @LSU................................ Louisiana-Lafayette........... Arkansas State..................

TROY (2-1)

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powerade previewS #24 Fresno State at UCLA

Bruins Suffer Great Depression

No one can accuse new UCLA Coach Rick Neuheisal of ducking anyone. A non-conference schedule of Tennessee, BYU and Fresno State is more than most of the BCS big boys are willing to take on in one season. So far, mixed results, as the Bruins upset the Vols but then suffered its worst loss since the Great Depression, 59-0, to BYU and lost by 21 to Arizona last week. Depression may set in again, as Fresno State may have its best team ever under Coach Pat Hill.

PREDICTION: Fresno State 38-17 Master Insight “As UCLA continues to find its way under its new coach, strange things will happen. However, a loss to Fresno State wouldn’t really be an upset. The Bruins will have to be at their best to win.” – Terry Donahue

As a matter of... FACT

Even though it plays three BCS conference schools every year, Fresno State has the 10th-most wins (62) in the nation since 2001.

OPINION

One could argue that Fresno State plays as tough a schedule as any BCS conference school, considering the latter usually plays three nonconference creampuffs. Think about it.

East Division FLORIDA (3-0) A-30 Hawaii....................56-10 S-6 Miami (FL)...............26-3 S-20 @Tennessee.............30-6 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 (3-1) Idaho.......................70-0 Toledo....................41-16 @New Mexico........28-36 @UCLA..................31-10 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 (4-0) A-30 vs. Clemson*.........34-10 S-6 Tulane......................20-6 S-13 Western Kentucky...41-7 S-20 @Arkansas............49-14 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 (2-1) A-30 Western Illinois.....28-24 S-6 vs. Louis-Monroe*.28-27 S-20 Alabama.................14-49 S-27 @Texas........................... 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 (3-1) A-30 Louisiana-Monroe...34-0 S-6 Southern Miss.......27-13 S-13 @Mississippi State....3-2 S-20 LSU.......................21-26 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 (3-1) Washington...........44-10 Utah State..............66-24 @Purdue....... 32-26 (OT) Boise State............32-37 @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 (1-2) Tennessee..... 27-24 (OT) @BYU......................0-59 Arizona..................10-31 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 (2-2) Oregon State.........36-28 @Arizona State......17-41 @TCU....................14-31 San Jose State.......23-10 @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 (1-3) A-30 vs. Oklahoma St.*.13-39 S-6 California.................3-66 S-13 @Baylor.................17-45 S-20 Portland State..........48-9 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 (2-2) A-30 Northern Arizona...30-13 S-6 Stanford.................41-17 S-13 UNLV............ 20-23 (OT) S-20 Georgia..................10-27 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 (3-0) A-30 Appalachian State..41-13 S-13 North Texas.............41-3 S-20 @Auburn...............26-21 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 (2-2) A-30 Memphis...............41-24 S-6 @Wake Forest.......28-30 S-13 Samford.................34-10 S-20 Vanderbilt..............17-23 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 (1-3) A-30 @Louisiana Tech...14-22 S-6 SE Louisiana..........34-10 S-13 Auburn.......................2-3 S-20 @Georgia Tech........7-38 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 (4-0) A-30 Georgia Southern..45-21 S-6 Central Michigan...56-17 S-13 @South Carolina......14-7 S-20 @Arizona State......27-10 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 (2-2) A-28 N.C. State................34-0 S-4 @Vanderbilt...........17-24 S-13 Georgia....................7-14 S-20 Wofford.................23-13 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 (1-2) S-1 @UCLA......... 24-27 (OT) S-13 UAB.........................35-3 S-20 Florida.....................6-30 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 (4-0) A-28 @Miami (OH)........34-13 S-4 South Carolina.......24-17 S-13 Rice.......................38-21 S-20 @Mississippi.........23-17 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

#10 Alabama at #3 Georgia

Yes, Georgia Is Dawg-Gone Good

We know Georgia’s good, even though the pollsters keep dropping the Dawgs in the polls despite blowout wins, the latest against Arizona State. Alabama? We’re not so sure. Yes, Nick Saban is a great coach, but the Tide started strong last year before disintegrating. Both teams have signature wins in the early going (Bama over Clemson; Dawgs over ASU) and their defenses have been stout. Saban may have a slight coaching edge, but Mark Richt’s Bulldogs are more experienced and have Heisman candidate running back Knowshon Moreno. The difference will be home field.

PREDICTION: Georgia 23-22 Master Insight “This will be a great SEC game, as both teams are exceptionally-well coached and have a lot of talent. If the Bulldogs get Moreno going, then they’ll win handily. If not, this will be a nailbiter.” – Vince Dooley

As a matter of... FACT

Presason No. 1 Georgia dropped one spot in the polls two of the first four weeks despite winning all its games. After beating Georgia Southern, 45-21, the Bulldogs dropped to No. 2 and after crushing Central Michigan, 56-17, they fell to third.

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OPINION

The next time you see a highly-ranked team win 70-0 over a weakling, you’ll know why. How can 24- and 39-point wins not impress poll voters?

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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 (1-1) @Franklin..................................35-42 Bye John Carroll...............................21-17 @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 (2-0) Adrian........................................34-14 Bye @Heidelberg..............................38-17 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 (1-1) Westminster..............................62-27 Bye Capital.......................................17-38 @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 (1-1) @Thomas More.........................41-14 Bye @Baldwin-Wallace.....................17-21 Heidelberg.......................................... Wilmington......................................... @Marietta........................................... Capital................................................

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OAC PREVIEW

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

MARIETTA (1-1) @Thiel.......................................21-18 Bye @Wilmington...............................7-34 Baldwin-Wallace................................. @Capital............................................. John Carroll........................................ @Ohio Northern................................. Muskingum........................................ @Otterbein......................................... Heidelberg.......................................... Mount Union...................................... MOUNT UNION (2-0) St. John Fisher............................33-3 Bye Ohio Northern..............................44-7 @Muskingum..................................... @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Capital................................................ Heidelberg.......................................... @Wilmington...................................... John Carroll........................................ @Otterbein......................................... @Marietta........................................... MUSKINGUM (1-1) Defiance.....................................35-10 Bye @Otterbein..................................7-48 Mount Union...................................... @Ohio Northern................................. @Wilmington...................................... Baldwin-Wallace................................. @Marietta........................................... @Capital............................................. John Carroll........................................ Heidelberg..........................................

Fighting Muskies at Capital Crusaders 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 (0-2) Bye @North Central............................3-20 @Mount Union............................7-44 Otterbein............................................. Muskingum........................................ @Heidelberg....................................... Marietta.............................................. @John Carroll..................................... @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Capital................................................ Wilmington......................................... OTTERBEIN (2-0) Bethany.....................................40-17 Bye Muskingum.................................48-7 @Ohio Northern................................. @Heidelberg....................................... Baldwin-Wallace................................. Wilmington......................................... @Capital............................................. Marietta.............................................. Mount Union...................................... @John Carroll..................................... WILMINGTON (1-1) @Mount St. Joseph......................7-21 Bye Marietta........................................34-7 @Capital.............................................. @John Carroll...................................... Muskingum......................................... @Otterbein.......................................... Mount Union....................................... @Heidelberg........................................ Baldwin-Wallace.................................. @Ohio Northern..................................

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The nationally ranked No. 5 Capital Crusaders look to continue their winning ways as they battle the Fighting Muskies of Muskingum College. Capital cruised to easy wins over Adrian (Mich.) and Heidelberg College, hopes to challenge Mount Union for the OAC crown and seeks a fourth consecutive berth in the Division III playoffs. Muskingum, meanwhile, has already surpassed last year’s win total, and though it finished 0-10 last year, the Muskies took Capital to the wire in a 19-13 loss in New Concord. Believe it or not, Muskingum leads the all-time series, 36-19-2, but the Crusaders have won seven straight in the series and should have no trouble making it eight in front of the home folks.

PREDICTION: Capital 35-14 OAC featured PLAYER of the week

Derick Alexander Capital Crusaders

Position: Wide receiver Ht: 5-9, Wt: 190 • Grade: Senior Noteworthy: Alexander missed all but one game last year to an injury but has re-emerged as Capital’s main receiving threat. He caught six passes for 113 yards and two touchdowns in the Week 1 win over Adrian (Mich.) and had six receptions for 65 yards in last week’s 38-17 win over Heidelberg. In 2006, Alexander grabbed 67 receptions for 1,023 yards and 11 touchdowns and was selected as an All-American and First Team All-OAC.

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PANTHER PREVIEW

McKendree Bearcats

Panthers Look To Rebound

The McKendree Bearcats out of Lebanon, Ill., better enjoy their ride toward Columbus. The trip back west could be somber one. Why? The Ohio Dominican Panthers are angry and looking to rebound after last week’s last second 17-16 loss to Wisconsin-Oshkosh. And it would be a smart move if Quarterback Chris Reisert keeps an eye open for his top target, senior wideout Josh Smart, who should find ample opening space in the Bearcat secondary.

PREDICTION: ODU 42-17

featured pANTHER of the week OHIO DOMINICAN (2-1) A-30 @Marian College... 70-7 S-6 Bye S-13 @Campbellsville.. 50-14 S-20 Wisc.-Oshkosh.... 16-17 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.......................

Josh Smart Wide Receiver

Ht: 5-11, Wt: 186 Grade: Senior Noteworthy: Smart racked up 1,284 receiving yards – a school record – last year, and snatched 88 receptions, 11 of which were touchdowns. The Englewood, Ohio, native has sustained form into 2008 after catching two TDs in the 50-14 Week 2 win over Campbellsville, giving him 4 TD grabs through the first three games of 2008.

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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 (0-3) @Rose-Hulman........................35-42 @Manchester.............................7-40 Anderson..................................14-47 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 (2-0) @Gallaudet.......................20-14 (OT) Bye @Kenyon .................................45-39 @Carnegie Mellon............................. Wittenberg......................................... Denison............................................. @Earlham.......................................... Case Western Reserve....................... @Ohio Wesleyan............................... Wabash............................................. Oberlin............................................... KENYON (1-2) Case Western Reserve..............27-62 @University of Chicago............39-36 Hiram........................................39-45 Wabash............................................. @Carnegie Mellon............................. @Ohio Wesleyan............................... Oberlin............................................... @Allegheny........................................ Earlham............................................. @Denison.......................................... OBERLIN (0-2) Washington and Jefferson........35-49 Bye Case Western Reserve..............21-48 @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 (0-2) Carnegie Mellon..........................7-35 Bye @Wooster...................................2-20 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 (2-0) Bye @Denison.................................41-27 University of Chicago.................49-7 @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 (1-1) Olivet........................................22-10 Bye Washington..............................20-30 @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 (2-0) @Waynesburg............................27-6 Bye Ohio Wesleyan............................20-2 @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 (3-2)

@Batavia . . . . . . . . 26-23 (OT) Cincinnati Northwest . . . . 21-0 Walton-Verona (Ky.). . . . . 35-7 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-38 @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . 0-65 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ARCHBISHOP MOELLER (3-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-34 @La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Elder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cathedral Prep (Ind.) . . . . . . . . St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI WOODWARD (5-0)

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 . . . . . . . . 44-0 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-14 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 52-41 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 . . . . . . . . . 0-45 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. . . 38-7 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 @Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COLERAIN (5-0)

ELDER (4-1)

FAIRFIELD (0-5)

GLEN ESTE (2-3)

HAMILTON (4-1)

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

HARRISON (4-1)

@Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 28-49 East Central . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-16 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 @Trenton Edgewood . . . 42-28 Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LA SALLE (2-3)

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.) . . . . . . . 15-14 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 . . . . . . . . . 24-46 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-26 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 . . . . . . . . . . 35-14 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-32 @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 . . . . . . . . . . 46-24 @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAKOTA EAST (2-3)

LAKOTA WEST (3-2)

LEBANON (3-2)

LOVELAND (4-1)

MASON (1-4)

MIDDLETOWN (3-2)

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division II MILFORD (4-1)

@Hughes Center . . . . . . . 19-0 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . 27-13 @Cincinnati Woodward . 14-22 Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . 32-14 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

OAK HILLS (2-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-27 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 27-21 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 @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.) . . . 6-17 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . 14-35 @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 . . . . 0-44 @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PRINCETON (2-3)

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 (4-1)

vs. Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-13 @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . 31-10 Columbus DeSales . . . . . 17-38 Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-0 @Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI NORTHWEST (2-3)

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Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-21 Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-31 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38 @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 (2-3)

Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 @Meadowdale . . . . . . . . . 6-20 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-27 @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-42 @West Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

KINGS (2-3)

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 . . . . . . . . 21-55 @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 . . . . . . . 24-21 (OT) @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LITTLE MIAMI (4-1)

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

MOUNT HEALTHY (2-3)

Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 20-21 @Western Hills . . . . . . . . 34-6 Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-32 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Northwest . . . . . . . . @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . .

ROSS (1-4)

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-42 @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 (2-3)

Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-33 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . 20-41 @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . 42-28 @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 (3-2)

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

TURPIN (5-0)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-42 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-14 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WALNUT HILLS (2-3)

Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . 10-7 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-41 @Hughes Center . . . . . . 20-14 @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . 7-21 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 28-42 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN BROWN (5-0)

Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 Clermont Northeastern. . . 39-0 @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . 39-14 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . 39-32 Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . 61-14 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Washington CH @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . . @Portsmouth. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WILMINGTON (1-4)

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

WINTON WOODS (4-1)

vs. La Salle. . . . . . . . . . . 26-20 @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 38-0 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 Bishop Watterson . . . . . 13-28 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-21 Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WITHROW (1-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . 42-6 @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. . . . . . . . . . . . 21-0 @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

@West Carrollton . . . . . . . 21-7 Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . 21-35 @Cincinnati Northwest. . . 6-28 Trenton Edgewood . . . . . 17-65 @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . 14-35 Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SPRINGBORO (2-3)

division III ARCHBISHOP MCNICHOLAS (1-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . .35-17 @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN (3-2)

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 . . .34-14 @Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Northridge . . . . . . .

GOSHEN (2-3)

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

HILLSBORO (1-4)

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

ST. XAVIER (3-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . .3-13 @Chaminade-Julienne . . . . . . Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . . Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Carroll . . . . . . . . . . .

SYCAMORE (2-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . .27-8 @Middletown Madison . . . . . Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Brookville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN HILLS (2-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . .24-47 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 (3-2)

@Western Brown . . . . . .14-28 @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . .8-41 Stebbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 @Clinton-Massie . . . . . . .0-63 @Washington CH . . . . . . . .6-7 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Plains . . . . . . . . . . . London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . McClain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MONROE (1-4)

NEW RICHMOND (5-0)

@Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . .34-0 Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 @Williamsburg. . . . . . . . .62-6 Clermont Northeastern. . .63-0 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . . @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORWOOD (4-1)

Archbishop McNicholas .14-13 Purcell Marian . . . . . . . .19-13 @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-0 @Thurgood Marshall . . .27-22 Little Miami . . . . . 21-24 (OT) Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Northwest. . . . . . Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . . @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

division IV BADIN (2-3)

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 . . . . . . . 7-56 @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 . . . . . . 15-14 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . 23-6 @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 (2-3)

BETHEL-TATE (3-2)

BISHOP FENWICK (2-3)

Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-3 @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 @Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Chaminade-Julienne. . . . 20-21 @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . . Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BLANCHESTER (0-5)

Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . 0-49 @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 Western Brown . . . . . . . 14-39 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . 6-23 @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 (2-3)

Arcanum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-0 Brooksville . . . . . . . . . . . 22-55 @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Waynesville . . . . . . . . . 13-25 Dayton Northridge . . . . . 75-22 Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . . . Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CLERMONT NORTHEASTERN (0-5)

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 . . . . . . . 0-63 @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 (0-5)

@Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . 3-32 New Richmond . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. 6-13 @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . 15-19 Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MIDDLETOWN MADISION (3-2)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-34 Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORTH COLLEGE HILL (3-2)

CLINTON-MASSIE (5-0)

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 . . . . . . . . . . 33-0 @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Country Day . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . . . @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FINNEYTOWN (2-3)

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 McNich . . . 13-3 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . . . Chaminade-Julienne. . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Purcell Marian. . . . . . . . . . . .

MADEIRA (2-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . 20-37 Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

@Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . 48-20 East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-0 @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . 34-6 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . 0-21 @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 . . . . . . . . . 20-14 Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WYOMING (3-2)

ROGER BACON (2-3)

TAYLOR (1-4)

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division V CIN. HILLS CHRISTIAN AC. (5-0)

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 . . . . . .35-7 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Summit Country Day . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . .

CLARK MONTESSORI (2-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . .13-15 @Walton-Verona (Ky.) . . . . . . @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Jefferson Township. . . . . . . @Lehman Catholic . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . .

DEER PARK (1-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-20 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 . . . . . . . . . . . .47-24 Clermont Northeastern. . . . . . New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Montessori . . . . . . . . . .

EAST CLINTON (2-3)

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 (1-4)

@Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . .7-10 @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . .13-19 @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .48-6 @Chaminade-Julienne . . .6-14 Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-24 Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . @Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . .

READING (2-3)

North College Hill . . . . . . .9-42 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . .14-0 @Archbishop McNicholas 0-31 Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-0 Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . .17-35 @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SHRODER (3-2)

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. . . .39-6 @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 . . . . . . .41-13 @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dayton Northridge . . . . . . . . . @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . .

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

KENTUCKY

BATESVILLE (3-2)

BEECHWOOD (4-0)

Jennings County . . . . . . .13-3 @Milan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-3 South Dearborn . . . . . . .46-14 @New Palestine . . . . . . .13-30 @East Central. . . . . . . . . .6-21 Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . @Connersville . . . . . . . . . . . .

EAST CENTRAL (4-1)

Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . .21-48 @Trenton Edgewood . . .23-20 Franklin County . . . . . . . .67-0 Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-6 @South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . @Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . @Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis Roncalli . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-4)

@Muncie South . . . . . . .20-60 Connersville . . . . . . . . . .22-16 @Jay County . . . . . . . . .25-56 @East Central. . . . . . . . . .0-67 Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . .14-48 @Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . . . Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mooresville . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAWRENCEBURG (5-0)

Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-14 Union County . . . . . . . . .42-12 Milan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-0 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . .12-6 @Franklin County . . . . . .48-14 @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . @Charlestown . . . . . . . . . . . .

SOUTH DEARBORN (2-3)

@Bed. North Lawrence . .3-24 @Madison . . . . . . . . . . .31-27 @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . .14-46 @Connersville . . . . . . . .41-21 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . .21-49 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 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 A-29 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-24 N-1 N-7 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 O-31 N-7

Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . .29-6 @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . .34-12 @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-0 Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . .56-0 @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport Central Catholic . .

BELLEVUE (3-1)

@Newport . . . . . . . . . . . .18-6 @Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-13 Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-22 Newport Central Catholic .6-42 @Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . @Bracken County. . . . . . . . . . Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallatin County. . . . . . . . . . . .

BISHOP BROSSART (0-3)

Owen County . . . . . . . . . .6-18 Bye Walton-Verona . . . . . . . . .7-38 @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .0-56 Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Eminence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville Christian Acad.. . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . .

BOONE COUNTY (3-1)

@Scott County . . . . . . . .14-23 Mason County . . . . . . . .28-18 @Campbell County. . . . . .26-7 Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-21 @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 A-30 S-5 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-2 O-10 O-17 O-25 N-1 N-8

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

CONNER (2-1)

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 . . . . . . .21-28 @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Belmont (Ohio) . . . . . . . . . . Meade County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

vs. Cardinal Mooney . . . .0-57 @Newport Central Cath .38-34 Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . .49-47 @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-21 @Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madisonville North Hopkins . . St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

GRANT COUNTY (2-2)

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

Pendleton County. . . . . .28-13 Western Hills . . . . . . . . . .6-27 @Anderson County . . . .21-58 Owen County . . . . . . . . .30-18 South Oldham . . . . . . . . . . . . @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Oldham County . . . . . . . . . . Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Jeffersontown . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boyd County . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-6 @Colerain . . . . . . . . . . .18-33 @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . .70-6 @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . .55-28 Covington Catholic . . . . . . . . . @Hopkinsville . . . . . . . . . . . . @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lexington Catholic . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Central . . . . . . . . . . . Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HIGHLANDS (3-1)

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

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

DAYTON (0-4)

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

DIXIE HEIGHTS (0-4)

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 . . . . . . . 27-28 (OT) @Lynn Camp . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .6-29 Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Covington Catholic . . .47-49 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . .28-55 Bye Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . .

Ethan Daiker Milford

Positions: QB/WR/DB/P Ht: 6-2, Wt: 190 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.0 Noteworthy: Ethan plans to pursue a career in teaching and coaching.

division VI CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN (1-4)

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

@Covington Holy Cross . .33-7 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-70 Bye Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Covington Catholic . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LLOYD MEMORIAL (0-3)

@Central Hardin . . . . . . . .0-24 Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .12-34 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-36 @Lexington Christian . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 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 . . .51-27 Summit Country Day . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . .

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

@Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . .22-21 Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 @Cincinnati Woodward . .6-48 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . .13-8 @Summit Country Day . .34-9 @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . . Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . @North College Hill . . . . . . . .

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

LOCKLAND (4-1)

MASON COUNTY (3-1)

Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-6 @Boone County . . . . . . .18-28 Lewis County . . . . . . . . . .69-0 East Carter . . . . . . . . . . .42-13 @West Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bourbon County . . . . . . . . . . . @Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fleming County. . . . . . . . . . Greenup County . . . . . . . . . . .

MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN (2-3)

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 Acad .20-48 Jefferson Township . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Grove City Christian . . . . . . @Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Landmark Christian . . . . . . . .

NEW MIAMI (3-2)

@Chil. Southeastern . . .50-27 @Middletown Christian . .44-8 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-7 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . .8-13 North College Hill . . . . . . .0-33 @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . . Cincinnati Country Day @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . .

SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY (3-2)

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

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

@Williamsburg. . . . . . . .40-21 @Ridgemont . . . . . . . . .53-16 Portsmouth Notre Dame 39-32 @North College Hill . . . .21-42 Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-34 @Cincinnati Country Day . . . . Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . . New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . .

RYLE (2-2)

@Highlands . . . . . . . . . . .6-26 @Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-8 @Newport Central Cath .20-25 Campbell County . . . . . . .13-7 Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . . @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fern Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SCOTT (2-1)

NEWPORT CENT. CATHOLIC (3-1) A-30 vs. Walton-Verona . . . . . .53-0

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 . . . . . . . . . . . .42-6 @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Bye @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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 . . . . . . . . . . .14-29 Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LUDLOW (2-2)

@Henry County . . . . . . . .0-40 Carroll County . . . . . . . .26-21 @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . .22-33 Dayton . . . . . . . . . 28-27 (OT) 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 .27-51 Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . North College Hill . . . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . .

CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY (3-1)

HOLMES (2-1)

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

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

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13 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 . . . . . . .14-56 Boone Country . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . . Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @North Hardin . . . . . . . . . . . .

COVINGTON CATHOLIC (3-1)

CAMPBELL COUNTY (1-2)

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

COOPER (0-4)

WILLIAMSBURG (0-5)

Summit Country Day . . .21-40 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . .0-47 @Clark Montessori. . . . . .6-34 New Richmond . . . . . . . .6-62 @Western Brown . . . . . .14-61 Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Landmark Christian. . . . . . . @Clermont Northeastern........

WAYNESVILLE (4-1)

INDIANA & KENTUCKY NDIANA

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

NEWPORT (1-3)

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 . . . . .21-49 @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

@Newport Cent. Cath. . .15-37 @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . .28-7 @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . .19-20 Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-14 @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . . Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . .

Sandy Foster III Hughes Center

Positions: RB/MLB/OLB Ht: 5-8, Wt: 165 Grade: Sophomore, GPA: 3.8 Noteworthy: Sandy plans to attend The Ohio State University and become an orthopedic surgeon.

Christian Albertson Little Miami

Positions: RB/DB Ht: 6-0, Wt: 170 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.0 Noteworthy: Christian plans to play college football, major in athletic training and pursue a career as a high school or college athletic trainer.

Marquaz Nelson Mount Healthy

Position: Running back Ht: 5-8, Wt: 170 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.1 Noteworthy: Marquaz plans to play college football at Ball State, Eastern Michigan, Cincinnati or Bowling Green and major in sports administration.

Chris Ballweg Madeira

Positions: RB/DB Ht: 5-10, Wt: 155 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.6 Noteworthy: Chris plans to attend college and major in either architecture or engineering.

Max Muckerheide Conner

Positions: OL/DL Ht: 6-3, Wt: 250 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.8 Noteworthy: Max plans to pursue a career in business.

SIMON KENTON (2-2)

FLEMING COUNTY (0-4)

vs. Harrison County . . . .35-48 @Rowan County . . . . . .25-33 Harlan County . . . . . . . . .0-32 @Powell County. . . . . . . .0-33 @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

Presents

By Marty Gitlin

St. Xavier (3-2) at Elder (4-1)

Uh oh. Suddenly there’s a bit of concern for the defending Ohio Division I state champion. Why? First of all, St. Xavier has lost twice in its first five games. Granted, the Bombers seem to have made a list of the best teams in the country and scheduled all of them. They fell to Louisville Trinity, 17-6, committing three turnovers and allowed seven quarterback sacks along the way. It doesn’t get any easier. The next heavyweight on the slate is Elder, which displayed its talent in a surprisingly easy 52-31 rout of visiting St. Edward out of Lakewood. Elder’s Mark Miller established a new singlegame school record with 449 yards passing against St. Edward. Josh Jones caught four touchdown passes in helping Doug Ramsey win his 100th game as the team’s coach.

Milford (4-1) at Harrison (4-1)

Mount Healthy wasn’t so healthy after running into Milford last week. For sure, its record is a bit sicker. And, oh yes. Milford has already exceeded its 2007 win total. Not bad considering the Eagles’ 3-7 mark a year ago was their best in five years. The Harrison Wildcats, however, are not pussycats. Led by tight end Justin Foley, wideout Josh Duban and linebackers Artie Houston and Bo Fette, Harrison has equaled Milford’s record this year. The latest victory was 42-28 at Trenton Edgewood. The Wildcats intercepted two passes in the second half, including one that Andrew Tumlin returned for a score, and running backs David Hayes and Brandon Fisher combined for 361 yards on the ground.

Anderson (4-1) at Winton Woods (4-1)

A puzzling trend or just tougher opponents? That’s the question for the Anderson. The Redskins had scored a lesser number of points in each week this season. Well, that is until they battled fellow eastside foe, Amelia, last week. Final score: Anderson 65, Amelia 0. But, Winton Woods is not Amelia. And the Warriors are coming off a 55-21 pounding of Kings in which Jeremiah Goins scored on jaunts of 40, 36 and 47 yards and Marco Norman sprinted 76 yards for another touchdown. Norman’s run came at a most opportune time – right after Kings had closed the gap to 27-14.

Prediction: Anderson 30, Winton Woods 28

Prediction: Harrison 27, Milford 17

Prediction: Elder 24, St. Xavier 20

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THREE MORE to watch New Miami (4-1) at Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (5-0)

New Miami’s game last week against North College Hill was pushed back a day. It certainly wasn’t worth the wait, as New Miami fell, 33-0. The Vikings scored 50 points in their first game. Their production has since dropped to 44, 29, 8 and 0. And without question, the defense fared no better, surrendering 202 yards and three scores to North College Hill senior running back Everett Horne. So New Miami must find its offense and defense in time to play Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, which remains unbeaten following a 35-7 triumph last week over Dayton Christian. Quarterback Alec Swartz tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another in the rout.

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Prediction: CHCA 26, New Miami 19

Lawrenceburg (5-0) at Batesville (3-2)

The showdown in the Southeast corner of the Hoosier State? This is it. The Lawrenceburg Tigers have yet to be tamed in 2008. In fact, Lawrenceburg has outscored its opponents by a combined total of 172-46. The latest shellacking administered was 48-14 over Franklin County last week. Pretty impressive considering Lawrenceburg was a .500 team last year. Batesville wasn’t so fortunate last weekend. The Bulldogs fell to the always tough East Central Trojans, 21-6. They surrendered a score on the Trojans’ second possession of the game and never recovered. Quarterback Connor Kelley tallied the only touchdown for Batesville. The Bulldogs have given up 51 points in their last two games after yielding a total of just 20 in their first three.

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Prediction: Lawrenceburg 31, Batesville 20

Covington Catholic (3-1) at Highlands (3-1)

Covington Catholic running back Will Deters pleaded his case all week. He begged his coaches to allow him to play against the Colonels’ rival, Scott, despite the fact that he had just undergone tailbone surgery. The coaches relented and they’re happy they did. Not only did Deters emerge unscathed, but he also rushed for a careerhigh 184 yards and four touchdowns in a 49-12 victory. Deters has bulled his way into the end zone nine times during the last two games. It’s unlikely he will score four touchdowns against Highlands, which bolted to a 42-0 halftime lead last week and cruised past Dixie Heights, 55-28. The Blue Birds received 300 yards passing and two touchdowns in the first half alone from quarterback Tony Guidugli. Among those scoring strikes was a 28-yarder just before halftime to Austen Collinsworth, whose father, Cris, was a Pro Bowl receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals.

Prediction: Highlands 37, Covington Catholic 31

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Everett Horne

Positions: RB/CB Height: 5-11, Weight: 175 grade: Senior Noteworthy: Everett has verbally committed to play college football at the University of Cincinnati but is undecided on a major.

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Three words that describe me on the field are . . . athlete running wild. Three words that describe me off the field are . . . funny and outgoing. A sporting event I would love to attend is . . . a Cleveland Cavaliers game. Cleveland is my team – all the way! The best coach in the NFL is . . . (Cincinnati Bengals Coach) Marvin Lewis. He’s a defensive-minded coach and defense wins championships. My favorite childhood toy was . . . a football and a basketball. A part of my future that scares me is . . . getting hurt on the football field, and losing any of my family members. A sport not offered at my school that I would love to play is . . . hockey. I would love to play goalie because I think I’d be a good defender. I was in BIG trouble when . . . I was playing summer baseball after my freshman year and our team got into a huge fight with the other team.

It got so out of hand that it went to court. We were lucky because the charges were dismissed. That’s the closest I’ve ever been to a courtroom. I was really relieved. My favorite pre-game meal is . . . two packs of Skittles and a red Vault (soft drink). It gives me a lot of energy for the game! The most disgusting food I’ve ever tasted is . . . chitterlings (pig intestines that have been prepared for food – most often fried). My favorite junk food is . . . Cheetos Flamin’ Hot. (Blank) confuses me . . . math. It’s definitely my least favorite school subject. My favorite school subject is . . . science. I like to work with my hands in the experimental labs. Fortunately I haven’t blown anything up yet. If I was a millionaire, I would . . . build a recreation center here in Cincinnati for all the kids.

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The funniest celebrity is . . . Chris Tucker. I’ve watched all his movies and “Friday” and “Money Talks” are my favorites. My favorite movie actress is . . . Halle Berry. Britney Spears, Lindsay Lohan or Paris Hilton? . . . Paris Hilton My choice for President of the U.S. is . . . Barack Obama. This will be my first time voting and my mom told me I should vote for him. So I will! Photos courtesy of Rivals.com.

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Army Strong Players of the Week This Week In Football’s Top Tri-State Area Efforts For Week 5 Mark Miller Elder Quarterback

Passed for a schoolrecord 449 yards and six touchdowns in a 52-31 win over St. Edward.

Everett Horne North College Hill Running back

Trayion Durham Colerain Fullback

Rushed for 144 yards and a touchdown in a 35-14 win over Sycamore.

Braden Park Talawanda Quarterback

15 of 24 passing for 321 yards and four touchRushed for 202 downs in a 42-28 win over yards and three touchdowns in a 33-0 win over New Miami. Walnut Hills.

Maalik Bomar Winton Woods Linebacker

Blocked a punt and returned it 20 yards for a touchdown in a 55-21 win over Kings.

Ethan Daiker Milford Quarterback

Passed 113 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 129 yards and a TD in a 32-14 win over Mount Healthy.

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Austin Duncanson Glen Este Running back

Rushed for 174 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-7 win over Cincinnati Northwest.

Jonathan Tighe Wyoming Wideout

Six receptions for 111 yards and a touchdown in a 21-0 win over Finneytown.

Leonard Riston Withrow Running back

Rushed for 143 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-6 win over Hughes Center.

Shawn Davis Western Brown Running back

Totaled 220 yards of offense and scored five touchdowns in a 61-14 win over Williamsburg.

Eric Martin Turpin Quarterback

15 of 19 passing for 199 yards and a touchdown and rushed for a TD in a 42-14 win over Ross.

Spencer Ware Princeton Quarterback

Rushed for 147 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-21 win over Oak Hills.

Charles Quainoo Boone County Running back

Rushed for 235 yards and three touchdowns in a 28-21 win over Conner.

Miles Simpson Simon Kenton Running back

Rushed for 167 yards and a school-record five touchdowns, recorded a safety and a 2-point conversion in a 56-14 win over Cooper.

Neico Teipel Beechwood Running back

Rushed for 180 yards and three touchdowns in a 56-0 win over Bishop Brossart.

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