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e-mail Dear TWIF, What an amazing win for the Buckeyes over Wisconsin! It will be the win that propels us to another Big Ten title and, at the very least, a Rose Bowl victory. Man, would I ever love another shot at USC in Pasadena! What do you think? Shaun, London

How About A Rose Bowl Rematch Against USC?

over the second half of the season. Dear TWIF, Don’t count out the Buckeyes just yet! When you look at all the SEC and Big 12 teams who have to start knocking each other out due to head-to-head competition, you’ll see the Buckeyes slowly creep their way into the top five within the next four weeks. Never, ever give up on our Bucks! Ted, Delaware

Dear Shaun, I am intrigued by the possibility of a rematch with USC with the Buckeyes featuring a more experiDear Ted, enced Terrelle Pryor and healthy I’m somewhat on board with Beanie Wells. It could make a difference. Where I remain concerned your logic, but my concern is that is with the soft Ohio State defense. as those SEC and Big 12 teams M05125_Cin_vFIN.pdf 7/24/08 11:33:59 AM Hopefully, that unit will improve continue to knock themselves out,

odds are each will have a team standing with only one loss. And then there’s USC that still must lose again. Nothing’s impossible, as we know from watching the craziness of college football from weekto-week last year and already this season, but I think OSU’s best case finish is top five, capped by a Rose Bowl victory. I’ll take it. Dear TWIF, We don’t want Ohio State to make it back to a championship game?  Since when did Ohio State fans and columnists start going with the Ricky Bobby theory of, “If you ain’t first, you’re last?”  Trust me, there ARE a lot of spots in between! And the only way to become a championship team is to make  it to the big game.  We may not have performed our best in some games, but I can bet you that USC would do anything to get back in the big game after their BIG loss to an unranked team! GO BUCKS! Abby, Laurelville   

Dear Abby, I’ve read your column for years, so I appreciate you reviewing mine! Seriously, even after the Wisconsin win, I still don’t want to see Ohio State up against Oklahoma, Missouri, Texas or LSU on the national stage in January. I may have been a bit too harsh saying that a Rose Bowl season wouldn’t mean much. It may to Buckeye fans, but it won’t register on the national radar as any type of validation that the Buckeyes are any better than the team that got walloped at USC.

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end during the offseason, do a little barbequing and talk football. You weren’t drafted until the seventh round of the 2005 NFL Draft. How nerve wrecking was it? To be honest, I was just waiting for any opportunity. It doesn’t matter what round you’re drafted or if you were signed as a free agent. If Photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals you work hard, do your job as best as you can and keep your focus on the team instead of yourself, you will make it in the NFL. And if you sit back and think about it, only a small percentage of the world’s population has ever been drafted in the NFL. Yeah, it was a big thing for me. Especially considering where I came from. I’m very blessed to be

at this level. Were you a football fan growing up? Oh yeah. Who did you root for? Junior Seau, Jerry Rice, Deion Sanders and Steve Young. And now you’re in your fourth season with the Bengals. What’s your favorite memory thus far? My rookie year when we finished 11-5 during the regular season. It was so exciting and I had a good game in the playoffs against Pittsburgh. I made a tackle for a loss. And you recorded your first career sack last year against Miami quarterback Cleo Lemon. It was a great feeling and that’s what (the Bengals) pay me to do.

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By Edward Mauler You are one of 12 children in your family. How did you get to be such a big guy considering you probably had to wait in line at the dinner table? Well, yeah, there were 12 of us (laughing). But I have good genetics. Both my mom and dad are six-feet tall. You lettered in four sports (football, basketball, track and volleyball) while at Tafuna High School. Your favorite? Basketball. You still hoop it up? A little bit. How about volleyball? Only when I visit home. You get back very often? No, not really. I try to as much as I can, but it’s so far away. You miss Pago Pago (in the American Samoa of the South Pacific)? You better believe it. I talk to my parents every night. Of course, as you already know, fellow Bengals defensive lineman Domata Peko is from Pago Pago. You guys pretty close? We’re like brothers. We hang out every week-

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Houshmandzadeh Is Bengals’ Lone Bright Spot You could get outraged again by the Bengals. That would be your right. In the same week that they dumped loyal running back Kenny Watson to make room on the roster for troublesome receiver Chris Henry — and then replaced Watson in the backfield with troublesome Bears castoff Cedric Benson — they failed to show up for the start of their game in Dallas. After falling behind by 17 points, the Bengals took advantage of Dallas’ disinterest and made the final score an interesting, but still losing, 31-22. So you could get outraged. Again. But here’s another idea. How about we skip the outrage for a little bit — there’s always next week — and be thankful for the most consistent player on the team, and one of the most consistent players in the entire NFL? His name is T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Thank you, T.J. Houshmandzadeh. Thank you for producing at a Pro Bowl level when Chad Ocho Idiot is

playing well. Thank you for producing at a Pro Bowl level when Chad Ocho Idiot is not. Thank you for catching passes when they’re from Carson Palmer, and from Ryan Fitzpatrick, and from Carson Palmer again. Thank you for catching passes when the running back struggling to gain yards is Rudi Johnson. And when it’s Kenny Watson. And when it’s Chris Perry. Thank you for catching passes when the Bengals don’t have a tight end to attract attention. And for catching passes when they do. That’s all Houshmandzadeh does. He produces. He catches passes. He scores touchdowns. He does, when you get right down to it, exactly what Chad Ocho Loudmouth used to do. Before he became more interested in how fascinating he could be off the field, Chad Johnson was just about the most consistent receiver in the NFL. For five consecutive years, from 2003-07, he was good for something

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Gregg Doyel writes about sports daily for CBS Sports.com and in the neighborhood of 90 he has written two books on topics that are immaterial to the catches, 1,350 yards and focus of this fine magazine. nine touchdowns. That was a good year for Johnson. That was a bad year for Johnson. That in the fourth quarter, was thrown to tight end Ben Utecht. It didn’t work. was a typical year for Johnson. This season he has reinvented Next time, Carson, throw it to T.J. After a middling start to his himself, and not in a good way. After 2008 season — when the Bengals contributing a measly three catches for 43 yards and no touchdowns — were trying to figure out what to do making him unable to follow through with their new running back (Perry), on his promise to kiss the midfield their new tight end (Utecht) and star after scoring at Dallas — Johnson their same old idiot (Ocho Cinco) — has 14 catches for 159 yards ... in five Houshmandzadeh has emerged as the games. Once upon a time, he could do team’s best player in the last three that in one game. Now it takes him weeks. He had 12 catches for 146 five. He’s on pace for 45 catches, his yards and a TD against the Giants. He caught six passes from Fitzpatrick lowest total since his rookie season. Picking up the slack, however, is last week against the Browns. And T.J. Houshmandzadeh. He scored both now with Palmer back, he caught Cincinnati touchdowns against Dallas. seven passes for 85 yards against the When Palmer was desperate for some- Cowboys. Be outraged by the Bengals’ 0-5 one to make a play, Houshmandzadeh start if you want, but don’t be mad made it. It’s a shame that the twoat Houshmandzadeh. He’s on pace to point conversion attempt, which would have tied the game at 24 late catch another 100 passes.

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Scouting Report: The New York Jets

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Favre-lous Quarterback Play Has Jets Offense Soaring One bold, swift, risky move. That’s all it took for the New York Jets to be transformed from an offensive weakling to one of the most explosive teams in the NFL. Suddenly that bold, swift move doesn’t seem risky anymore. And that was the training camp acquisition of ancient quarterback Brett Favre. Favre will celebrate his 39th birthday on Friday. And while most at that age who have played the position are poring glassy-eyed over their scrapbooks, Favre is performing as well as ever. In fact, he was leading the NFL with a ridiculous 110.8 passer rating after Week 4. He’s completed 87 of 124 passes for 935 yards while tossing a league-high 12 touchdowns and has thrown just four Jets Coach Eric Mangini interceptions. Favre tied a single-game franchise record also held by Hall of Famer Joe Namath by firing six touchdown passes in a 56-35 rout of Arizona two weeks ago. Not bad for a guy fairly new to his team and surroundings. The Cincinnati defense opened the season respectably against the pass, but has been shredded on the ground. And the offense has been a disaster. This has the makings of another painful experience for the Bengals.

BENGALS OFFENSE VS. JETS DEFENSE

Entering the season, one might have considered this a battle between a Cincinnati strength and a New York weakness. Well, the gap has narrowed. In fact, it has been to some extent reversed. An elbow injury to quarterback Carson Palmer, a mysterious deterioration in performance by a guy named Chad Ocho Cinco and the ineffectiveness of the running game have all conspired to turn the Bengals offensive juggernaut into a “not.” The Bengals have simply not been on the same page offensively. Their average of 231 total yards a game ranked next-to-last in the NFL through the first four weeks of the season. Meanwhile, the Jets have a penchant for preventing teams from marching downfield. Linebacker Bryan Thomas is among the league leaders with four sacks and he’s received plenty of help from defensive end Shawn Ellis and linebackers Calvin Pace and David Bowens. The secondary has been opportunistic as well. Cornerback Derrelle Revis has already recorded three interceptions. Still, the Jets are yielding 340 total yards and 29 points a game, both of which rank near the bottom of the NFL. This definitely remains a fairly weak defensive unit. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Jets Jets Quarterback Brett Favre 6

JETS OFFENSE VS. BENGALS DEFENSE

This is not only about Brett Favre. It’s also about the weapons that have been free to explode because of what the veteran quarterback brings to this team. The Jets were one of the weakest offensive units in the NFL before Favre arrived. Now Laveranues Coles and Jerricho Cotchery have blossomed into one of the most feared pass-catching tandems in the league. Both have snagged 18 passes and they have combined for 500 yards and seven touchdowns. Coles, in fact, caught three touchdown passes to shoot down the Cardinals during Week 4. The blossoming of the passing attack has translated into fewer opportunities for featured back Thomas Jones, who opened the season with a 101-yard performance in a win over Miami, but has rushed for a total of just 83 yards in the last two games. The Bengals are ranked fourth in the NFL in pass defense, but opponents have run so easily on the Bengals that passing has not been necessary. Still, they are receiving excellent performances from linebackers Rashad Jeanty, rookie Keith Rivers and Dhani Jones, who after four games led the NFL in tackles with 41. But through four games, Cincinnati was last in the league with just two sacks. And when you give Favre enough time in the pocket, he’s going to burn you. He’s been doing it for 17 seasons. ADVANTAGE: Jets

Cincinnati at New York Jets When: Sunday, October 12 Where: The Meadowlands (Giants Stadium) TV: CBS Time: 1:00 p.m. EST Series: Jets lead 13-8 Last Meeting: 2007, Bengals won 38-31 in Cincinnati

MARTY MAKES THE CALL

How can one predict a Bengals victory until they prove they can beat anyone? This has simply been a bad team in every phase of the game. Meanwhile, the Jets showed courage and foresight by trading for Favre, whom some believed was bound to show his age in 2008. Well, he hasn’t so far, and he must be licking his chops over the prospect of competing against a Cincinnati defense that has displayed zero pass rush. Though the Bengals could actually find their offensive rhythm against the Jets, the result is still a no-brainer.

JETS 32-21

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Jets boast an exciting and dangerous kick returner in Leon Washington, who has already brought one kickoff back 94 yards and is averaging a healthy 12.2 yards on punt returns. Their kicking game is rather ordinary, however. Ben Graham has been no more than an average punter while placekicker Jay Feely has been inconsistent in place of the injured, Ohio State-product Mike Nugent. Bengals placekicker Shayne Graham is as accurate as they come, but his offensive teammates haven’t put him in position to boot many field goals. And Kyle Larson has one of the worst punting averages in the league. Cincinnati has received decent play so far from kick returner Glenn Holt, but he can’t seem to break off a Jets Linebacker Bryan Thomas long one and his team can certainly use an occasional shot in the arm. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Jets

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cincinnati Jets. How did the Bengals almost beat the Giants in New York? It was (almost) a miracle. Won’t be repeated, either.

ny giants Giants. Once upon a time, Brady Quinn was Eli Manning. Only, Eli Manning never sat behind someone as lame as Derek Anderson.

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new england Chargers. They can’t beat New England with Tom. So they darn well better do it when he’s gone.

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S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-13 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-6 N-17 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-15 D-21 D-28

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

CLEVELAND BROWNS

@Baltimore .............10-17 Tennessee .................7-24 @NY Giants ... 23-26 (OT) Cleveland ................12-20 @Dallas ...................22-31 @New York Jets............... Pittsburgh ........................ Bye Jacksonville ..................... @Houston ........................ Philadelphia ..................... @Pittsburgh ..................... Baltimore ......................... @Indianapolis .................. Washington...................... @Cleveland ...................... Kansas City ......................

W 5 2 2 0

home 2-0 1-1 1-1 1-1

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 .800 .750 .500 .500

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 San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs

@Oakland................41-14 San Diego ...............39-38 New Orleans ...........34-32 @Kansas City ..........19-33 Tampa Bay ..............16-13 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 ...............17-10 @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 Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns Cincinnati Bengals

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 4 3 2 2

tENNESSEE tItANS

Jacksonville ............17-10 @Cincinnati...............24-7 Houston ..................31-12 Minnesota ...............30-17 @Baltimore .............13-10 Bye @Kansas City ................... Indianapolis ..................... Green Bay ........................ @Chicago......................... @Jacksonville .................. New York Jets .................. @Detroit........................... Cleveland ......................... @Houston ........................ Pittsburgh ........................ @Indianapolis ..................

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

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

Carolina...................24-26 @Denver .................38-39 New York Jets .........48-29 @Oakland................28-18 @Miami ..................10-17 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.............24-26 Cincinnati ................31-22 @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 ............24-20 @Detroit....................34-7 @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 .................9-24 @Green Bay ............27-24 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......35-56 Buffalo ....................41-17 Dallas ............................... Bye @Carolina ........................ @St. Louis ....................... San Francisco .................. @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Philadelphia .................. St. Louis .......................... Minnesota ........................ @New England................. Seattle ..............................

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NEW YORK gIANtS

Washington...............16-7 @St. Louis ..............41-13 Cincinnati ....... 26-23 (OT) Bye Seattle .......................44-6 @Cleveland ...................... San Francisco .................. @Pittsburgh ..................... Dallas ............................... @Philadelphia .................. Baltimore ......................... @Arizona ......................... @Washington .................. Philadelphia ..................... @Dallas ............................ Carolina............................ @Minnesota .....................

W 3 2 1 0

L 2 3 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

DEtROIt LIONS

@Atlanta .................21-34 Green Bay ...............25-48 @San Francisco ......13-31 Bye Chicago .....................7-34 @Minnesota ..................... @Houston ........................ Washington...................... @Chicago......................... Jacksonville ..................... @Carolina ........................ Tampa Bay ....................... Tennessee ........................ Minnesota ........................ @Indianapolis .................. New Orleans .................... @Green Bay .....................

L 1 2 2 2

T 0 0 0 0

CAROLINA PANtHERS

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@San Diego ............26-24 Chicago ...................20-17 @Minnesota ............10-20 Atlanta.......................24-9 Kansas City ...............34-0 @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

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AtLANtA FALCONS

NFC WEST

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

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

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T 0 0 0 0

Arizona....................13-23 @Seattle......... 33-30 (OT) Detroit .....................31-13 @New Orleans ........17-31 New England ...........21-30 Philadelphia ..................... @New York Giants ........... Seattle .............................. Bye @Arizona ......................... St. Louis .......................... @Dallas ............................ @Buffalo .......................... New York Jets .................. @Miami ........................... @St. Louis ....................... Washington......................

Pct 1.000 .800 .800 .400

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PHILADELPHIA EAgLES

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

St. Louis ...................38-3 @Dallas...................37-41 Pittsburgh .................15-6 @Chicago................20-24 Washington.............17-23 @San Francisco ............... Bye Atlanta.............................. @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Cincinnati...................... @Baltimore ...................... Arizona............................. @New York Giants ........... Cleveland ......................... @Washington .................. Dallas ...............................

Pct .600 .400 .250 .000

home 1-1 1-2 1-1 0-2

road 2-1 1-1 0-2 0-2

div 1-0 2-0 0-1 0-2

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 ...........21-30 Atlanta.....................24-27 @Seattle........................... Indianapolis ..................... Bye @Tennessee ..................... @Minnesota ..................... Chicago ............................ @New Orleans ................. Carolina............................ Houston ........................... @Jacksonville .................. @Chicago......................... Detroit ..............................

Pct .800 .600 .600 .500

home 3-0 2-0 2-0 2-0

road 1-1 1-2 1-2 0-2

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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 .........31-17 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 .600 .400 .250 .000 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-27 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

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road 1-2 1-1 0-2 0-2

SEAttLE SEAHAWKS

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@Buffalo .................10-34 San Francisco 30-33 (OT) St. Louis .................37-13 Bye @New York Giants ....6-44 Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... @San Francisco ............... Philadelphia ..................... @Miami ........................... Arizona............................. Washington...................... @Dallas............................ New England .................... @St. Louis ....................... New York Jets .................. @Arizona .........................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 3-0 1-0 4W 2-1 2-0 1W 4-1 0-0 4W 1-3 1-0 2l 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...................26-24 @Philadelphia .........23-17 St. Louis .......................... Cleveland ......................... @Detroit........................... Pittsburgh ........................ Bye Dallas ............................... @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Baltimore ...................... @Cincinnati...................... Philadelphia ..................... @San Francisco ...............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 2-2 1-0 2W 2-3 0-0 3l 1-1 0-2 1l 0-4 0-0 4L 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 ............17-30 @New Orleans ................. Detroit .............................. @Chicago......................... Bye Houston ........................... Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... @Jacksonville .................. Chicago ............................ @Detroit........................... @Arizona ......................... Atlanta.............................. New York Giants ..............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 2-1 2-0 2W 2-2 1-0 1W 3-1 0-1 1l 2-1 0-1 1W tAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

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

@New Orleans ........20-24 Atlanta.......................24-9 @Chicago....... 27-24 (OT) Green Bay ...............30-21 @Denver .................13-16 Carolina............................ Seattle .............................. @Dallas............................ @Kansas City ................... Bye Minnesota ........................ @Detroit........................... New Orleans .................... @Carolina ........................ @Atlanta .......................... San Diego ........................ Oakland ............................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 1-1 2-1 1W 2-2 0-1 2L 1-2 0-1 1L 0-3 0-1 4l 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 ....................14-31 Bye @Washington .................. Dallas ............................... @New England................. Arizona............................. @New York Jets............... @San Francisco ............... Chicago ............................ Miami............................... @Arizona ......................... Seattle .............................. San Francisco .................. @Atlanta ..........................

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Rutgers Scarlet Knights By Edward Mauler Editor, This Week In Football

THE WAY FASTEDDIE SEES IT

Legendary Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes used to say that when November comes around, your team is either getting better or regressing. There is no middle ground. This match-up personifies that statement in so many ways despite it being just October. Even though UC is starting its third different quarterback of the season, it has progressed significantly since the Oklahoma disaster. Rutgers, on the other hand, it is regressing faster than you can say Piscataway.

a mosquito on water in the open field. With Ramsey It’s about time! and Pead balancing Yes, it’s finally time for conthe UC offense, it rutgers at Cincinnati ference play. is now dangerous When: Saturday, October 11 The Cincinnati Bearcats are enough to make a Where: Nippert Stadium the last BCS conference team to run at a conference crown. Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. EST start league play. And TV: ESPN Game Plan So here come the Rutgers t h e r e ’s Series: Rutgers leads 7-5-1 Scarlet Knights to the Queen l i t t l e Last Meeting: 2007, UC won 28-23 at City. And as they say in doubt the Rutgers NASCAR, it’s time to start tradRutgers ing paint, as the season will defense now become that much more physical. will put up much of a fight There are no more Eastern Kentucky’s, Miami’s, this week after starting the Akron’s or Marshall’s left on the schedule. Well, season 1-4. This team, once take that back. Syracuse and Hawaii await. a media darling because of But nonetheless, the exciting portion of the its Cinderella run of 2006, is year remains and UC has as good a shot as any- certainly reeling after losing body at winning the Big East. once again last week, this The conference king of recent past, West time to West Virginia. Virginia, has looked, well, un-Mountaineer-like Furthermore, the best thus far. And no other team has really stepped out team Rutgers played this of WVU’s shadow and into the forefront. year, North Carolina, rolled In fact, just one Big East team, South Florida, up 44 points on them, so is ranked in both polls. And the Bulls were just expect the UC offense to Rutgers Wide Receiver Kenny Britt beaten by Pittsburgh. receive little resistance again Clearly, the conference is up for grabs, and this week. if Coach Brian Kelly and the Bearcats are to pull Advantage: Cincinnati off an improbable run at the conference title after being bitten hard by the injury bug, it all starts RUTGERS OFFENSE VS. with the once upstart but now underachieving CINCINNATI DEFENSE Scarlet Knights. It may have only been the Marshall

VS

CINCINNATI 38-13

It has nothing to do with the economy. Former Knight All-American running back Ray Rice left for the NFL last year. His absence has left a gigantic void in the Rutgers offense, and thus has been in disarray this year despite returning senior quarterback Mike Teel and wideouts Kenny Britt and Tiquan Underwood. Advantage: Cincinnati

SPECIAL TEAMS

Apparently big things come from small packages. The smallest guy on the Bearcats’ roster, Jake Rogers, has been this year’s biggest surprise. Benched earlier this season Thundering Herd of Conference USA, CINCINNATI OFFENSE VS. after missing two but heck, it’s a start. straight extra RUTGERS DEFENSE The Bearcat defense was at last sharp points, Rogers If there is anything good that can come and reminiscent of the group that led UC has been nothing from losing your top two to 10 wins last year, as short of spectacular of late. quarterbacks to injury, it held Marshall to 268 He’s made 12 consecuKelly and the UC offense total yards – including tive extra points and is now might’ve found it. just 90 on the ground. 3 of 3 on field goal attempts, Because Kelly decidAnd UC has racked including drilling a 41-yarded to start redshirt freshup five sacks in its last Rutgers Coach greg Schiano er last week and a 48-yarder man quarterback Chazz two games. For a referagainst Akron. Anderson against Marshall, ence point, UC recorded just three Punter Kevin Huber is plugging along like his Kelly was forced to – due sacks in its first three games. to Anderson’s inexperiAnd the secondary, led by All-American self, and Mardy Gilyard leads the ence – feature a faction of All-American cornerback Mike nation in kickoff return average at 36. For sure, UC’s special teams are special. the offense that prior to Mickens, has been like bees on Rutgers special units are quite unspectacular, last week was covered with honey. about an inch of dust. Mickens and Co. picked off but solid, as they’ve converted 4 of 6 fields, average Kelly finally figured it three passes last week. Mickens 40 yards a punt, but their return game will strike was time to get running. had one and now has 12 career fear into no one. Advantage: Cincinnati And that the Bearcats did, picks – tied for the all-time UC as UC rolled up 203 rushrecord. Moreover, Mickens has 23 ing yards against Marshall. tackles over the last two games. If INTANGIBLES Jake Ramsey, a 230he keeps that up, come January, UC is a program on the rise and is primed for pound running back did he’ll be introduced as two-time a run at a conference title. A chance at its first ever most of that damage with All-American and Thorpe Award BCS bowl is within sight. Rutgers, meanwhile, is a his physical and bruising winner… program once on the rise but is quickly regressing style, but a lightening to his Shifting gears to Rutgers, to its pre-2005 days. thunder emerged in freshthere’s a huge problem in New Advantage: Cincinnati Rutgers Quarterback Mike teel man Isaiah Pead, who’s like Jersey called a Rice shortage. Photos courtesy of Rutgers Sports Information 10

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Great Win Over Wisconsin...But Hey, it’s me. . . Killjoy Halloy. Yes, the 20-17 win over Wisconsin was indeed heart-stopping and will prove to be the event that propelled freshman quarterback Terrelle Pryor into college football manhood, as running back Beanie Wells suggested afterward. But folks, I still have issues, and so would you had the Buckeyes not gone 80 yards in the final minutes to pull out the victory. Seriously, if this had turned into a Buckeye loss, callers to our This Week In Football Radio Show (on 610WTVN from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. every Sunday) would have been clamoring for coaching heads to roll. Instead, all opted to accentuate the positives, which is the sign of true die-hard fans. Their mantra: Just win, baby! It’s mine, too, but I can’t help but emphasize that this is the first team in the Jim Tressel era that hasn’t improved between games one and six. The season is half over, and the Buckeyes have no identity. Now, I’ll give the offense a pass on this to some degree, because the coaching staff is going through somewhat of a learning curve in discovering how to maximize the skills of Pryor and Wells when they’re on the field at the same time.

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They’ve only had two weeks together. With that said, I do think Tress could be a little more innovative than simply calling straight dive plays to Wells and having Pryor roll out to run or throw to essentially one main target. Remember the power sweep, a trademark of the Buckeye offense back in the Archie Griffin days? It’s what carried Archie to two Heismans because he could take the pitch deep enough in the backfield and quickly decide whether to cut back or try to beat the defensive end on the edge for a race down the sidelines. Wells ran the sweep just once against Wisconsin. That’s not gonna get it done. The Buckeye defense scares me. The Badgers rolled up 236 yards in the first half alone, literally controlling the trenches. The culprits here are the Buckeye tackles, whom we knew coming into the season were the weak links to the defense. So, perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised by their struggles. Ends Lawrence Wilson and Cameron Heywood, though, were projected for breakout seasons. And while the latter had a key sack in the second half at Wisconsin, neither has remotely lived up to expectations.

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As a result of getting no ‘push’ up front, linebackers James Laurinaitis & Co., have become transparent. When your playmakers can’t make plays, well, you’re seeing what happens. With the poo-pooing out of the way, let’s look ahead. Up next is Purdue, which has the Big Ten’s worst defense, though it did limit high-powered Penn State to 20 points in last Saturday’s loss. This should be a feel-good day for the Buckeye offense. But that’s it for the gimmes. Michigan State is 5-1, and has always given OSU trouble in East Lansing. You know about Penn State’s surprising success. The trip to Illinois against quarterback Juice Williams has nightmare written all over it. Northwestern’s spread is likely to give the Buckeyes fits. That leaves Michigan. As bad as the Wolverines are, never underestimate a first-year Michigan coach against a vastly superior Buckeye team. Remember 1969? Next week you’ll get Happy Halloy. I promise.

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A dozen years after turning Big Ten defenses upside down with his innovative spread offense, Purdue Coach Joe Tiller is turning his attention to fly fishing in Wyoming. Yes, Tiller is taking his farewell tour, and will make his final trip to the Horseshoe this Saturday with arguably his least talented Boilermaker team. When you look at the entire body of work, though, Tiller has done a magnificent job in turning around a moribund Purdue program. He’s led the Boilers to several bowl games, including just its second Rose Bowl appearance. However, aside from attracting top-notch signal-callers and receivers to run the spread, recruiting never quite took off in other areas. Save for a year or two, the Boiler defense has always been its Achilles heel, and it is again this year, ranking last in the Big Ten. Moreover, the spread is now mainstream, with countless programs, including the old “three yards and a cloud of dust” Buckeyes running it routinely. As a result, the novelty and success of the spread has worn off, as has Purdue’s winning ways. At 2-3, the Boilermakers are likely to be sitting out the bowl season, meaning a signature win would be the next best thing the players could give Tiller as a retirement gift.

Buckeye Game Day

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BREAKIN’ IT DOWN

OSU OFFENSE VS. PURDUE DEFENSE

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right. Memo to Buckeye wideout Brian Hartline: Hold onto the ball, son! We need you big-time if the Bucks are to climb back into the national title race or go to the Rose Bowl. The Boilermaker defense is awful. Though it held No. 6 Penn State to 20 points last week, the Nittany Lions rolled up 422 yards of offense, which is what the Boilers yield on average each week. Only the play-calling and turnovers can stop the Buckeyes. Advantage: Ohio State

The Buckeye offense is offi#11 Ohio State cially a two-headed monster, When: Saturday, October 11, with freshman quarterback 2008 Terrelle Pryor and running back Where: Ohio Stadium Beanie Wells. Time: 3:30 p.m. ET The play-calling has been TV: ABC quite vanilla during the first Series: OSU leads 36-12-2 two games the duo has played Last Meeting: 2007, OSU won together. That should change 23-7 at Purdue dramatically this week. At least we expect as much. PURDUE OFFENSE We’d love to see the Buckeyes VS. OSU DEFENSE run the option off the I-formation, like they did Purdue’s Curtis Painter, one of the most prolifback in the 1970s with fullback Pete Johnson and ic passers in history at a school that has produced Archie Griffin. Remember quarterbacks Cornelius some outstanding quarterbacks, has struggled a bit Greene and Rod Gerald? Their offenses were his senior season. supremely effective, even though neither of those It’s not so much his fault, but rather the lack guys could pass worth a lick. of a supporting cast. We submit that Terrelle Pryor would be even Painter has completed 58 percent of his passes, better running the option and passing out of this averaging 245 yards per outing. He has five TD set. And no, it’s not for discussion. We know we’re

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tosses and as many interceptions. His favorite targets are Greg Orton (30 catches, 330 yards) and Desmond Tardy (25, 393). Veteran running back Kory Sheets has been reasonably effective, averaging 100 yards per game. Killing the Boilers has been inconsistency and sloppy play, often at crucial times in the red zone. We’re intrigued to see how aggressive the Buckeye defense, which is in desperate need of a confidence boost, will be. The Bucks would likely be OK playing base defense, but we’d like to see more blitzing to produce sacks and turnovers. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS

Buckeye kicker Ryan Pretorious still makes us nervous. His field goals are too low, and we’re concerned he’s going to miss one of those 30-yard chippies at an inopportune time down the road. Punter A.J. Trapasso came up big at Wisconsin, with a couple boomers that created much-needed field possession changes. Hopefully, it’s a sign he’s back to his old stellar self. The Buckeye return game? Still mostly a yawner, though we remain hopeful. Purdue kicker Chris Summers is horrific, missing half of his 10 field goals. Though he’s made one 45-yarder, his true range is only 35 yards. He’s a much better punter, averaging 41.1 yards, with four boots longer than 50 yards and seven downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Tardy has been a bright spot on kick returns, averaging 32 yards.

Bucksline John Corby

Purdue’s still winging it and that means a lot of opportunities for picks. Not much to worry about this week at home. OSU 31-7.

Larry Larson

With Wisconsin last week, and Michigan State and Penn State looming ahead, this is a respite week for the Buckeyes because Purdue is not a big threat in the Big Ten. Ohio State coasts. OSU 38-10.

Dave Maetzold

The Buckeyes return home riding on the shoulders of a freshman quarterback. Terrelle Pryor will steal the show from Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter, who seems to have lost his brush lately. OSU 31-13.

Advantage: Ohio State

INTANGIBLES

The Buckeyes are feeling good about themselves again, believing the Rose Bowl is well in sight and another national title appearance is back on the radar. They know one hiccup can ruin everything. Advantage: Ohio State

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

Matt McCoy

Put an “M” on their helmet – and dress them in maroon and gold – and who would know the difference between Purdue and Minnesota? The game will be the same, too. OSU 34-21.

Dave Purdy

Purdue played Penn State tough last week, but Terrelle Pryor and the Buckeyes are riding some serious confidence following their impressive win at Wisconsin last week. This is no contest. OSU 35-17.

Joel Riley

Purdue rolls into town and if the band comes, so does the world’s largest drum! That drum has a better chance of making the highlight film as this will be the Bucks’ largest margin of victory yet. OSU 42-7.

THE WAY WE SEE IT

The forecast is calling for a perfect, crisp fall day in the Horseshoe. It’s what every Buckeye fan lives for. The win will come easy.

Ohio State 37-17

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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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PTS PVS 1608 1 1537 2 1487 4 1444 3 1374 5 1287 6 1163 7 1137 9 1103 8 1014 11 977 12 931 14 833 19 815 15 677 17 623 16 565 21 485 20 392 10 236 13 205 25 196 NR 161 NR 121 NR 97 NR

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Week 6

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TEAM REC Oklahoma (60) 5-0 Missouri 5-0 LSU (1) 4-0 Alabama 6-0 Texas 5-0 Penn State 6-0 Texas Tech 5-0 Brigham Young 5-0 USC 3-1 Georgia 4-1 Ohio State 5-1 Florida 4-1 Utah 6-0 Vanderbilt 5-0 Kansas 4-1 Boise State 4-0 Oklahoma State 5-0 Virginia Tech 5-1 Michigan State 5-1 South Florida 5-1 Wake Forest 3-1 Northwestern 5-0 Auburn 4-2 Wisconsin 3-2 California 4-1

PTS PVS 1524 1 1404 3 1398 2 1339 4 1305 5 1203 6 1101 8 1086 7 1055 9 937 10 893 12 883 13 793 15 704 19 667 16 624 18 523 22 393 24 273 NR 267 10 247 25 231 NR 121 14 105 17 98 NR

Others Receiving Votes North Carolina 88, TCU 84, Tulsa 76, Ball State 75, Florida State 61, Georgia Tech 56, Kentucky 51, Pittsburgh 32, Illinois 25, Fresno State 19, Cincinnati 18, Arizona 16, Oregon 15, Notre Dame 11, Connecticut 8, Maryland 7, Boston College 6, Duke 1, Minnesota 1, South Carolina 1.

Pct. Rnk Avg. Pvs .910 3 .9588 3 .950 2 .9394 7 .960 1 .8703 6 .800 T-6 .8572 9 .800 T-6 .8392 4 .850 4 .7763 1 .650 9 .7637 8 .810 5 .7589 5 .640 10 .6628 2 .610 12 .6468 12 .690 8 .6204 13 .620 11 .6133 10 .390 16 .4597 15 .570 13 .4586 11 .410 15 .3844 16 .350 17 .3251 14 .280 19 .3027 19 .100 24 .2915 18 .080 25 .2523 20 .290 18 .2349 22 .430 14 .2112 21 .190 T-20 .1789 23 .120 23 .1566 24 .000 NR .1179 25 .190 T-20 .0745 NR

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TEAM REC Oklahoma (15) 4-0 Alabama (2) 5-0 Missouri 4-0 LSU 4-0 Texas (1) 4-0 Penn State 5-0 USC 2-1 Georgia 4-1 Florida 3-1 BYU 4-0 Texas Tech 4-0 Ohio State 4-1 South Florida 4-0 Auburn 4-1 Utah 5-0 Wisconsin 3-1 Kansas 3-1 Boise State 3-0 Oregon 4-1 Fresno State 3-1 Vanderbilt 4-0 Wake Forest 3-1 Virginia Tech 4-1 Connecticut 5-0 Northwestern 5-0

PTS PVS 447 2 424 7 407 5 397 6 385 8 353 9 327 1 296 3 295 4 289 11 278 12 252 13 248 16 221 15 190 17 174 10 147 18 145 20 127 24 71 NR 63 NR 58 14 43 NR 26 NR 22 NR

Other teams with votes Florida State 21, Maryland 21, California 19, Oklahoma State 18, Georgia Tech 17, Michigan State 15, North Carolina 12, Tulsa 11, TCU 10, Nebraska 8, Navy 7, Oregon State 3, West Virginia 2, Kentucky 1.

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powerade previewS Atlantic Division

Notre Dame at North Carolina

Are These Guys For Real?

Though the jury is still out, you have to give the Irish and Tar Heels credit, as both enter with 4-1 records. The Irish offensive line has gone from inept in 2007 to legit, having allowed just five sacks. They’ve also established a respectable ground game, which in turn has enabled quarterback Jimmy Clausen to be more effective. However, the Irish were dismal in their only previous road game, a loss at Michigan State, and the Tar Heels of Butch Davis (remember him, Browns fans?) provide considerably stiffer competition.

PREDICTION: North Carolina 27-13 Legendary Insight “While Notre Dame is improved, I don’t think they’re as good as their record, as I still believe they have some issues offensively which will show up when the competition heats up. And the competition heats up this week.” – John Ralston

As a matter of... FACT

North Carolina was picked to finish second in the ACC Coastal Division after being predicted to place fifth each of the last three seasons. Why the lofty expectations? Eighteen returning starters and a great COLLEGE coach. 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

CINCINNATI (4-1) Eastern Kentucky.....40-7 @Oklahoma...........26-52 Miami (OH)............45-20 @Akron..................17-15 @Marshall.............33-10 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

OPINION

Though he couldn’t cut it in the NFL, Coach Butch Davis has turned around the Tar Heel program much faster than anticipated. Plus, he does things the right way, including during his days at Thug U (a.k.a. Miami).

LOUISVILLE (2-2) Kentucky..................2-27 Tennessee Tech.....51-10 Kansas State..........38-29 Connecticut...........21-26 @Memphis..................... Middle Tenn. St.............. South Florida.................. @Syracuse..................... @Pittsburgh................... Cincinnati........................ West Virginia.................. @Rutgers.......................

RUTGERS (1-4) S-1 Fresno State............7-24 S-11 North Carolina.......12-44 S-20 @Navy...................21-23 S-27 Morgan State...........38-0 O-4 @West Virginia......17-24 O-11 @Cincinnati.................... O-18 Connecticut.................... O-25 @Pittsburgh................... N-8 Syracuse......................... N-15 @South Florida............... N-22 Army............................... D-4 Louisville........................ SOUTH FLORIDA (5-1) 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...........41-10 O-2 Pittsburgh..............21-26 O-18 Syracuse......................... O-25 @Louisville..................... O-30 @Cincinnati.................... N-15 Rutgers........................... N-23 Connecticut.................... D-6 @West Virginia...............

BOSTON COLLEGE (4-1) A-30 vs. Kent State*........21-0 S-6 Georgia Tech.........16-19 S-20 Central Florida.........34-7 S-27 Rhode Island...........42-0 O-4 @N.C. State...........38-31 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 (3-2) 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...............17-20 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 (4-1) S-6 Western Carolina.....69-0 S-13 Chattanooga............46-7 S-20 Wake Forest.............3-12 S-27 vs. Colorado..........39-21 O-4 @Miami (FL)..........41-39 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............................

CONNECTICUT (5-1) A-28 Hofstra.....................35-3 S-6 @Temple......... 12-9 (OT) S-13 Virginia..................45-10 S-19 Baylor....................31-28 S-26 @Louisville............26-21 O-4 @North Carolina....12-38 O-18 @Rutgers....................... O-25 Cincinnati........................ N-1 West Virginia.................. N-15 @Syracuse..................... N-23 @South Florida............... D-6 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

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 (4-2) Delaware..................14-7 @Middle Tenn. St..14-24 California...............35-27 Eastern Michigan...51-24 @Clemson.............20-17 @Virginia.................0-31 Wake Forest.................... N.C. State....................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................ Florida State................... @Boston College............

SYRACUSE (1-4) A-30 @Northwestern......10-30 S-6 Akron.....................28-42 S-13 Penn State.............13-55 S-20 Northeastern..........30-21 S-27 Pittsburgh..............24-34 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 (3-2) A-30 Villanova................48-21 S-6 @East Carolina........3-24 S-18 @Colorado.... 14-17 (OT) S-27 Marshall...................27-3 O-4 Rutgers..................24-17 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 (3-2) James Madison.......31-7 Northwestern.........20-24 Navy......................41-31 Virginia....................31-3 @Georgia Tech........0-27 Miami (FL)...................... @Vanderbilt.................... @Wake Forest................ N.C. State....................... @Clemson...................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................

NORTH CAROLINA (4-1) A-30 McNeese State.......35-27 S-11 @Rutgers..............44-12 S-20 Virginia Tech..........17-20 S-27 @Miami (FL)..........28-24 O-4 Connecticut...........38-12 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 (2-3) A-30 USC.........................52-7 S-6 Richmond................16-0 S-13 @Connecticut........10-45 S-27 @Duke.....................3-31 O-4 Maryland.................31-0 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 (5-1) 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............35-30 O-4 Western Kentucky.27-13 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 (2-4) @South Carolina......0-34 William & Mary.....34-24 @Clemson...............9-27 East Carolina.30-24 (OT) South Florida.........10-41 Boston College......31-38 Florida State................... @Maryland..................... @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)......................

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G I B ST A E PITTSBURGH (4-1) Bowling Green.......17-27 Buffalo...................27-16 Iowa.......................21-20 @Syracuse............34-24 @South Florida......26-21 @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 (3-1) @Baylor.................41-14 Mississippi............30-28 @Florida State.........12-3 Navy......................17-24 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 (4-1) Jacksonville State..41-14 @Boston College...19-16 @Virginia Tech.......17-20 Mississippi State.....38-7 Duke........................27-0 Gardner-Webb................ @Clemson...................... Virginia........................... Florida State................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)...................... @Georgia ......................

MIAMI (FL) (2-3) Char. Southern........52-7 @Florida..................3-26 @Texas A&M.........41-23 North Carolina.......24-28 Florida State..........39-41 Central Florida................ @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @Virginia........................ Virginia Tech................... @Georgia Tech............... @N.C. State....................

Syracuse at West Virginia

Ex’CUSE Us For This One

Yeah, we know: How did we come up with this stinker as the conference game of the week? We had no choice. Is Rutgers at Cincinnati any better? We’d like to make a motion to have the Mountain West Conference replace the Big Least in the BCS coalition. We’ll take Brigham Young, Utah, TCU and, even, Air Force, against anyone the Big Least wants to send to the plate, including the vastly disappointing Mountaineers which seemingly left its offense at last January’s Fiesta Bowl. They’re still good enough to destroy a horrific Syracuse team.

PREDICTION: West Virginia 38-13 Legendary Insight “It’s painful to watch my old team every week, and it pains me to say that. With WVU quarterback Pat White back and healthy, it’s going to be another long day for the Orange defense.” – Dick MacPherson

i nd e p e nd e nt s ARMY (1-4) A-29 Temple.....................7-35 S-6 New Hampshire.....10-28 S-20 Akron.......................3-22 S-27 @Texas A&M.........17-21 O-4 @Tulane.................44-13 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 (4-2) 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.......24-17 O-4 @Air Force.............33-27 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 (4-1) San Diego State.....21-13 Michigan................35-17 @Michigan State.....7-23 Purdue...................38-21 Stanford.................28-21 @North Carolina............. @Washington................. Pittsburgh....................... @Boston College............ Navy............................... Syracuse......................... @USC.............................

WESTERN KENTUCKY (2-4) 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..............3-41 O-4 @Virginia Tech.......13-27 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

Fourth-year Coach Greg Robinson is 8-32 overall, and just 2-20 in Big East play. The Orange lost a school record 10 games last season, as it ranked 118th in rushing offense and 111th in overall defense nationally.

OPINION

While some programs tend to pull the plug too early on their coaches (see Notre Dame), the Syracuse administration has waited entirely too long. The AD should get his walking papers the same day as Robinson.

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powerade previewS #6 Penn State at #24 Wisconsin

Lions Roar Is Back

Two weeks ago this was looking like one heckuva showdown, but now it’s become the fallout after the meltdown, specifically Wisconsin’s second half at Michigan a couple weeks ago. The team’s aspirations and psyche is now in question, though you can expect Badger fans to be as crazily intoxicated as usual. The PSU offense features a veteran line, three of the nation’s best wideouts (led by Derrick Williams) and a defense that’s only giving up about 10 points a game. Yes, it appears the 1980s Nittany Lions are back.

PREDICTION: Penn State 24-23 Legendary Insight “This Penn State team is for real, and they may be catching the Badgers at the right time. Then again, it’s hard to fathom Wisconsin losing three straight games. I’ll go with Penn State on a lastsecond field goal.” – John Cooper

As a matter of... FACT

Penn State has won 37 of its last 46 games overall, the nation’s sixth-best record over that span.

OPINION

It’s a good thing the PSU braintrust respects its elders. It hasn’t been that long since media critics, and even many PSU fans, who suggested Coach Joe Paterno retire.

North Division COLORADO (3-2) 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**.21-39 O-4 Texas.....................14-38 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

KANSAS STATE (3-2) A-30 North Texas.............45-6 S-6 Montana State.......69-10 S-17 @Louisville............29-38 S-27 Louisiana-Lafayette.45-37 O-4 Texas Tech.............28-58 O-11 @Texas A&M.................. O-18 @Colorado...................... O-25 Oklahoma....................... N-1 @Kansas......................... N-8 @Missouri...................... N-15 Nebraska........................ N-22 Iowa State...................... MISSOURI (5-0) 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............52-17 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 (3-2) A-30 Western Michigan.47-24 S-6 San Jose State.......35-12 S-13 New Mexico State....38-7 S-27 Virginia Tech..........30-35 O-4 Missouri................17-52 O-11 @Texas Tech................... O-18 @Iowa State................... O-25 Baylor............................. N-1 @Oklahoma.................... N-8 Kansas............................ N-15 @Kansas State............... N-28 Colorado.........................

ILLINOIS (3-2) A-30 vs. Missouri*.........42-52 S-6 Eastern Illinois.......47-21 S-13 Louisiana-Lafayette.20-17 S-27 @Penn State.........24-38 O-4 @Michigan............45-20 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 (2-3) Wake Forest...........13-41 Northwestern State..51-6 Washington State..45-17 @Connecticut........28-31 Oklahoma..............17-49 Iowa State...................... @Oklahoma State........... @Nebraska..................... Missouri......................... @Texas........................... Texas A&M..................... @Texas Tech...................

INDIANA (2-3) Western Kentucky.31-13 Murray State............45-3 Ball State...............20-42 Michigan State.......29-42 @Minnesota............7-16 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 (3-3) Maine.......................46-3 Florida International.42-0 Iowa State...............17-5 @Pittsburgh..........20-21 Northwestern.........17-22 @Michigan State...13-16 @Indiana........................ Wisconsin....................... @Illinois......................... Penn State...................... Purdue............................ @Minnesota...................

TEXAS (5-0) A-30 Florida Atlantic.......52-10 S-6 @UTEP..................42-13 S-20 Rice.......................52-10 S-27 Arkansas................52-10 O-4 @Colorado.............38-14 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 (2-3) A-30 Arkansas State.......14-18 S-6 @New Mexico........28-22 S-20 Miami (FL).............23-41 S-27 Army......................22-17 O-4 @Oklahoma State..28-56 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 (5-0) 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......58-28 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 (2-3) South Dakota St....44-17 Kent State..............48-28 @Iowa.....................5-17 @UNLV......... 31-34 (OT) Kansas...................33-35 @Baylor.......................... Nebraska........................ Texas A&M..................... @Oklahoma State........... @Colorado...................... Missouri......................... @Kansas State...............

KANSAS (4-1) 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..........35-33 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)

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OKLAHOMA (5-0) A-30 Chattanooga............57-2 S-6 Cincinnati...............52-26 S-13 @Washington........55-14 S-27 TCU.......................35-10 O-4 @Baylor.................49-17 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 (5-0) A-30 vs. Wash State*.....39-13 S-6 Houston.................56-37 S-13 Missouri State.......57-13 S-27 Troy.......................55-24 O-4 Texas A&M............56-28 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 (2-3) Utah.......................23-25 Miami (OH)............16-6 @Notre Dame........17-35 Wisconsin..............27-25 Illinois....................20-45 Toledo............................. @Penn State................... Michigan State................ @Purdue......................... @Minnesota................... Northwestern.................. @Ohio State...................

NORTHWESTERN (5-0) A-30 Syracuse................30-10 S-6 @Duke...................24-20 S-13 Southern Illinois......33-7 S-20 Ohio.........................16-8 S-27 @Iowa...................22-17 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 (2-3) Northern Colorado.42-10 Oregon.......... 26-32 (OT) Central Michigan...32-25 @Notre Dame........21-38 Penn State...............6-20 @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 (3-2) Akron.....................38-17 Marshall.................51-14 @Fresno State.......13-10 @Michigan............25-27 Ohio State..............17-20 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 (5-1) A-30 @California............31-38 S-6 Eastern Michigan...42-10 S-13 Florida Atlantic.........17-0 S-20 Notre Dame.............23-7 S-27 @Indiana...............42-29 O-4 Iowa.......................16-13 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 (5-1) Youngstown State...43-0 Ohio.......................26-14 @USC......................3-35 Troy.......................28-10 Minnesota..............34-21 @Wisconsin..........20-17 Purdue............................ @Michigan State............ Penn State...................... @Northwestern............... @Illinois......................... Michigan.........................

MINNESOTA (5-1) Northern Illinois.....31-27 @Bowling Green....42-17 Montana State.......35-23 Florida Atlantic.........37-3 @Ohio State..........21-34 Indiana.....................16-7 @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 (6-0) Coastal Carolina.....66-10 Oregon State.........45-14 @Syracuse............55-13 Temple.....................45-3 Illinois....................38-24 @Purdue..................20-6 @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

#5 Texas vs. #1 Oklahoma

Red River Rivalry Renewed

Some consider this a BCS Championship elimination game. We don’t think so. A loss by either team will find it dropping only a couple of spots in the polls. Still, the 103rd renewal of the Red River Rivalry is huge regardless. Both teams feature prolific offenses led by top shelf QBs (Sam Bradford of OU; Colt McCoy of UT), and stingy defenses. Since neither has been remotely challenged into the second half of any game thus far, this will likely come down to the team that avoids the late, costly turnover. SOONER or later, OU’s gonna screw up.

PREDICTION: Texas 31-30 Legendary Insight “This may be the most even-matched Red River Rivalry in the last 40 years. These two teams are excellent on both sides of the ball. They could play 10 times and each would win five. My gut tells me it’s Texas this year.” – Gene Stallings

As a matter of... FACT

OU Coach Bob Stoops has the most extensive coaching tree in all of college football (FBS coaches hired from current school). The branches include Mike Leach (Texas Tech), Chuck Long (San Diego State), Mark Mangino (Kansas), Mike Stoops (Arizona) and Kevin Sumlin (Houston).

OPINION

What’s stunning is that Stoops is just 48 years old, and he’s placed more former assistants into head jobs than Florida State legendary Coach Bobby Bowden, who has four former assistants in head jobs.

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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 (3-3)

@Wisconsin...........17-38 @Syracuse.............42-28 Ball State................24-41 @Army.....................22-3 Cincinnati...............15-17 @Kent State.. 30-27 (OT) Bowling Green................ @Eastern Michigan......... Toledo............................. Buffalo............................ @Ohio............................. @Temple.........................

BOWLING GREEN (2-3)

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............45-16 Eastern Michigan...21-24 @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.25-27 Western Michigan........... Army............................... @Ohio............................. Miami (OH)..................... @Akron........................... @Bowling Green............. Kent State.......................

BUFFALO (2-3)

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) (1-4)

Vanderbilt...............13-34 @Michigan...............6-16 Charleston Southern.38-27 @Cincinnati............20-45 Temple...................10-28 @Northern Illinois........... @Bowling Green............. Kent State....................... @Buffalo......................... Ball State......................... @Toledo.......................... Ohio................................

OHIO (1-5)

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........................51-31 @Western Michigan.20-41 @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......3-7 @Miami (OH).........28-10 @Central Michigan.......... Ohio................................ @Navy............................. @Kent State.................... Eastern Michigan............ Akron..............................

TEMPLE (2-4)

BALL STATE (6-0)

A-28 Northeastern...............48-14 S-5 Navy...........................35-23 S-13 @Akron.......................41-24 S-20 @Indiana....................42-20 S-27 Kent State...................41-20 O-4 @Toledo........................31-0 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.......37-0 O-4 @Tennessee..................9-13 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........................27-25 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....16-35 O-4 Ball State......................0-31 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............0-37 O-4 @Bowling Green.........24-21 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.........................7-3 O-4 Ohio............................41-20 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 (3-2)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (2-4)

KENT STATE (2-4)

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............20-41 O-4 Akron............ 27-30 (OT) 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 (4-0)

Idaho State............... 49-7 Bowling Green......... 20-7 @Oregon................ 37-32 Louisiana Tech......... 38-3 @Southern Miss.............. Hawaii.............................. @San Jose State.............. @New Mexico State......... Utah State........................ @Idaho............................ @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

FRESNO STATE (3-2)

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.................. 36-31 Hawaii............ 29-32 (OT) 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....... 17-20 @Fresno State.32-29 (OT) Louisiana Tech................. @Boise State.................... Nevada............................. @Utah State..................... @New Mexico State......... Idaho................................ Washington State............. Cincinnati.........................

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HAWAII (2-3)

TOLEDO (1-4)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (5-1)

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 (1-5)

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.. 17-45 Nevada................... 14-49 @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............ 3-38 @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.................. 49-27 @Idaho.................. 49-14 New Mexico State............ Utah State........................ @Hawaii........................... @Fresno State.................. San Jose State................. Boise State....................... @Louisiana Tech..............

LOUISIANA TECH (2-2)

NEVADA (3-2)

NEW MEXICO STATE (2-2)

S-13 S-20 S-27 0-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

@Nebraska............... 7-38 @UTEP................... 34-33 New Mexico........... 24-35 Alcorn State........... 45-10 @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................. 20-17 Utah State........................ @New Mexico State......... Boise State....................... @Idaho............................ Louisiana Tech................. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

SAN JOSE STATE (3-2)

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 (1-4)

@UNLV.................. 17-27 @Oregon................ 24-66 Utah....................... 10-58 Idaho...................... 42-17 BYU........................ 14-34 @San Jose State.............. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State..................... Hawaii.............................. @Boise State.................... @Louisiana Tech.............. New Mexico State............

East Division

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (2-3)

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 (2-3)

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......................13-58 SMU..........................31-17 @Miami (FL)...................... @Tulsa............................... East Carolina...................... Southern Miss.................... @Marshall.......................... @Memphis......................... UAB....................................

EAST CAROLINA (3-2)

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.....................24-41 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 (3-3)

Illinois State..............35-10 @Wisconsin..............14-51 Memphis...................17-16 @Southern Miss........34-27 @West Virginia............3-27 Cincinnati..................10-33 @UAB................................. Houston.............................. @East Carolina................... Central Florida.................... @Rice................................. Tulsa...................................

AIR FORCE (3-2)

Southern Utah...........41-7 @Wyoming................28-3 @Houston................31-28 Utah.........................23-30 Navy........................27-33 @San Diego State............. @UNLV............................. New Mexico...................... @Army.............................. Colorado State.................. BYU.................................. @TCU...............................

BYU (5-0)

Northern Iowa..........41-17 @Washington..........28-27 UCLA.........................59-0 Wyoming...................44-0 @Utah State.............34-14 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 (3-3)

@Mississippi.............24-41 Rice...........................35-42 @Marshall.................16-17 Nicholls State............31-10 Arkansas State..........29-17 @UAB........................33-30 Louisville............................ @East Carolina................... Southern Miss.................... @SMU................................ Central Florida.................... Tulane.................................

SOUTHERN MISS (2-3)

COLORADO STATE (3-2)

ARKANSAS STATE (3-2)

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...............17-29 Louisiana-Monroe............. @Louisiana-Lafayette........ @Alabama......................... @Florida International....... Florida Atlantic.................. @North Texas.................... @Troy...............................

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (1-4)

A-30 @Texas....................10-52 S-6 UAB..........................49-34 S-13 @Michigan State........0-17 S-20 @Minnesota...............3-37 S-30 @Middle Tenn State.13-14 O-7 Troy................................... O-18 @Western Kentucky.......... O-25 @Louisiana-Monroe.......... N-8 North Texas....................... N-15 Louisiana-Lafayette........... N-22 @Arkansas State............... N-29 Florida International..........

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HOUSTON (2-3)

Southern...................55-3 @Oklahoma State...37-56 Air Force.................28-31 @Colorado State.....25-28 @East Carolina........41-24 UAB.................................. @SMU.............................. @Marshall........................ Tulane.............................. Tulsa................................ UTEP................................ @Rice..............................

RICE (3-3)

A-30 Louisiana-Lafayette...51-21 S-6 @Auburn...................13-27 S-13 @Arkansas State.......27-24 S-20 Marshall....................27-34 O-4 UTEP................ 37-40 (OT) O-11 Boise State......................... O-18 @Rice................................. O-25 @Memphis......................... N-1 UAB.................................... N-8 @Central Florida................. N-15 East Carolina...................... N-29 @SMU................................

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.............77-20 @Tulsa....................28-63 Southern Miss................. @Tulane........................... @UTEP............................. Army................................ Marshall........................... Houston...........................

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

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..................27-34 @Central Florida.....17-31 Tulsa................................ Houston........................... @Navy.............................. Memphis.......................... @UTEP............................. Southern Miss.................

UAB (1-5)

Tulsa..........................22-45 @Florida Atlantic.......34-49 @Tennessee................3-35 Alabama State...........45-10 @South Carolina.......13-26 Memphis...................30-33 @Houston.......................... Marshall............................. @Southern Miss................. @Tulane............................. East Carolina...................... @Central Florida.................

NEW MEXICO (3-3)

A-31 vs. Colorado*..........17-38 S-6 Sacramento State....23-20 S-20 Houston...................28-25 S-27 @California................7-42 O-4 UNLV.......................41-28 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)...............

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

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.35-24 Wyoming...................24-0 @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.......................45-17 @TCU........................7-41 Air Force........................... @New Mexico................... Colorado State.................. @Wyoming....................... @BYU............................... Utah.................................. UNLV................................

SAN DIEGO STATE (1-4)

FLORIDA INT. (2-3)

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...................35-16 @North Texas...........42-10 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.........37-45 @Louisiana-Monroe.44-35 @North Texas.................... Arkansas State.................. Florida International.......... UTEP................................. @Florida Atlantic............... @Troy............................... Middle Tennessee State....

LOUIS.-LAFAYETTE (2-3)

SMU (1-5)

TCU (5-1)

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.............10-35 San Diego State.........41-7 @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.....................27-49 @Colorado State......28-41 Air Force........................... @BYU............................... TCU.................................. New Mexico...................... Wyoming.......................... @San Diego State.............

UNLV (3-3)

LOUISIANA-MONROE(1-4)

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..35-44 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(2-3)

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.........14-13 @Florida International....... @Louisville....................... @Mississippi State........... Louisiana-Monroe............. @Western Kentucky.......... North Texas....................... @Louisiana-Lafayette........

TULANE (2-3)

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........................34-27 Army.......................13-44 @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.....62-34 Rice.........................63-28 @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.........58-13 @South Miss..40-37 (OT) Tulane ............................. @Tulsa............................. Rice.................................. @Louisiana-Lafayette....... SMU................................. @Houston........................ @East Carolina.................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-2 O-11 O-18 N-1 N-6 N-15 N-22 A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-13 N-22

TULSA (5-0)

UTEP (2-3)

UTAH (6-0)

@Michigan...............25-23 UNLV.......................42-21 @Utah State.............58-10 @Air Force...............30-23 Weber State.............37-21 Oregon State............31-28 @Wyoming....................... Colorado State.................. @New Mexico................... TCU.................................. @San Diego State............. BYU..................................

WYOMING (2-4)

Ohio.........................21-20 Air Force....................3-28 North Dakota State..16-13 @BYU........................0-44 Bowling Green.........16-45 @New Mexico............0-24 Utah.................................. @TCU............................... San Diego State................ @Tennessee...................... @UNLV............................. Colorado State..................

NORTH TEXAS (0-5)

A-30 @Kansas State...........6-45 S-6 Tulsa........................26-56 S-13 @LSU.........................3-41 S-27 @Rice......................20-77 O-4 Florida International.10-42 O-11 Louisiana-Lafayette........... O-18 @Louisiana-Monroe.......... O-25 Troy................................... N-1 @Western Kentucky.......... N-8 @Florida Atlantic............... N-22 @Middle Tennessee State. N-29 Arkansas State..................

TROY (2-2)

A-28 @Mid. Tenn. State....31-17 S-13 Alcorn State...............65-0 S-20 @Ohio State.............10-28 S-27 @Oklahoma State....24-55 O-7 @Florida Atlantic............... O-18 Florida International.......... O-25 @North Texas.................... N-1 @Louisiana-Monroe.......... N-8 Western Kentucky............. N-15 @LSU................................ N-22 Louisiana-Lafayette........... D-6 Arkansas State..................

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powerade previewS Arizona State at #9 USC

Pac-10 Packing It In?

Though we won’t be surprised to see USC win out and earn a spot in the national title game, we can’t help but think the Pac-10 is vastly overrated, perhaps no better than the Big Ten. These are considered the conference’s top teams, but both have had bad losses. In fact, ASU has lost three straight, two of them at home, so a road trip might do them some good. On second thought, probably not since USC has beaten all teams at home not named Stanford in the last half dozen years. If USC ‘shows up,’ this will be a rout.

PREDICTION: USC 38-21 Legendary Insight “USC has suffered its annual sleep-walking loss, and usually they come back with a vengeance afterward. The Sun Devils are good, but they couldn’t have picked a worse time to visit the Coliseum.” – Terry Donahue

As a matter of... FACT

Pete Carroll is 78-15 (.839) in eight years at USC, representing the best winning percentage of any current Division I coach with at least five years of experience.

OPINION

We think what’s more impressive is that his 15 losses have been by a combined 65 points (4.3 avg.), and only one was by more than a touchdown. Remarkable.

East Division FLORIDA (4-1) A-30 Hawaii....................56-10 S-6 Miami (FL)...............26-3 S-20 @Tennessee.............30-6 S-27 Mississippi............30-31 O-4 @Arkansas..............38-7 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 (4-1) Idaho.......................70-0 Toledo....................41-16 @New Mexico........28-36 @UCLA..................31-10 Washington...........48-14 @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 (4-1) Michigan State.......38-31 @Washington State.66-3 @Maryland............27-35 Colorado State.........42-7 Arizona State.........24-14 @Arizona........................ UCLA.............................. Oregon............................ @USC............................. @Oregon State............... Stanford.......................... Washington....................

West Division ALABAMA (6-0) 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...............41-30 O-4 Kentucky................17-14 O-18 Mississippi..................... O-25 @Tennessee.................... N-1 Arkansas State................ N-8 @LSU............................. N-15 Mississippi State............ N-29 Auburn............................ *Atlanta (Georgia Dome) ARKANSAS (2-3) A-30 Western Illinois.....28-24 S-6 vs. Louis-Monroe*.28-27 S-20 Alabama.................14-49 S-27 @Texas..................10-52 O-4 Florida.....................7-38 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 (4-2) 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..............14-12 O-4 @Vanderbilt...........13-14 O-11 Arkansas......................... O-23 @West Virginia............... N-1 @Mississippi ................. N-8 Tennessee-Martin........... N-15 Georgia........................... N-29 @Alabama......................

KENTUCKY (4-1) @Louisville..............27-2 Norfolk State...........28-3 Middle Tenn State..20-14 Western Kentucky...41-3 @Alabama.............14-17 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 (4-2) Washington...........44-10 Utah State..............66-24 @Purdue....... 32-26 (OT) Boise State............32-37 @Washington State.63-14 @USC....................10-44 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 (2-3) Tennessee..... 27-24 (OT) @BYU......................0-59 Arizona..................10-31 Fresno State..........31-36 Washington State....28-3 @Oregon........................ Stanford.......................... @California..................... Oregon State.................. @Washington................. @Arizona State............... USC................................

OREGON STATE (2-3) @Stanford.............28-36 @Penn State..........14-45 Hawaii......................45-7 USC.......................27-21 @Utah....................28-31 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 (3-1) @Virginia.................52-7 Ohio State................35-3 @Oregon State......21-27 Oregon...................44-10 Arizona State.................. @Washington State........ @Arizona........................ Washington.................... California........................ @Stanford...................... Notre Dame.................... @UCLA...........................

STANFORD (3-3) Oregon State.........36-28 @Arizona State......17-41 @TCU....................14-31 San Jose State.......23-10 @Washington........35-28 @Notre Dame........21-28 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 (0-5) @Oregon...............10-44 BYU.......................27-28 Oklahoma..............14-55 Stanford.................28-35 @Arizona...............14-48 Oregon State.................. Notre Dame.................... @USC............................. Arizona State.................. UCLA.............................. @Washington State........ @California.....................

WASHINGTON STATE (1-5) 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...................14-63 O-4 @UCLA....................3-28 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 (2-3) 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............14-24 O-11 @USC............................. O-25 Oregon............................ N-1 @Oregon State............... N-8 @Washington................. N-15 Washington State........... N-28 UCLA.............................. D-6 @Arizona........................

LSU (4-0) A-30 Appalachian State..41-13 S-13 North Texas.............41-3 S-20 @Auburn...............26-21 S-27 Mississippi State...34-24 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 (3-3) A-30 Memphis...............41-24 S-6 @Wake Forest.......28-30 S-13 Samford.................34-10 S-20 Vanderbilt..............17-23 S-27 @Florida................31-30 O-4 South Carolina.......24-31 O-18 @Alabama...................... O-25 @Arkansas..................... N-1 Auburn............................ N-15 Louisiana-Monroe.......... N-22 @LSU............................. N-28 Mississippi State............ MISSISSIPPI STATE (1-4) 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....................24-34 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 (4-1) 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.................30-41 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 (4-2) 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.......................26-13 O-4 @Mississippi.........31-24 O-11 @Kentucky..................... O-18 LSU................................ N-1 Tennessee....................... N-8 Arkansas......................... N-15 @Florida......................... N-29 @Clemson...................... TENNESSEE (2-3) S-1 @UCLA......... 24-27 (OT) S-13 UAB.........................35-3 S-20 Florida.....................6-30 S-27 @Auburn...............12-14 O-4 Northern Illinois.......13-9 O-11 @Georgia........................ O-18 Mississippi State............ O-25 Alabama.......................... N-1 @South Carolina............. N-8 Wyoming........................ N-22 @Vanderbilt.................... N-29 Kentucky......................... VANDERBILT (5-0) 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...................14-13 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

#3 LSU at #12 Florida

Buckeye Bashers Collide

The last two BCS national champions square off in prime time with the winner hoping to eventually draw Ohio State in another title game (OK, that was a cheap shot at OSU). The Gators need a win to keep title hopes alive, while LSU can essentially punch its ticket to the big game with a victory because its remaining tough games are at home. The Gators have already dropped a game in the Swamp to lowly Ole Miss, so the air of invincibility is gone. Plus, the Tigers have two weeks to prepare.

PREDICTION: LSU 27-24 Legendary Insight “Two teams good enough to be playing for the national championship. Home field won’t mean much because LSU is 8-3 on the road against top 10 teams under Les Miles, and the Gators aren’t even in the Top 10.” – Pat Dye

As a matter of... FACT

This game marks the first time in nearly two decades the last two national champions will meet in the regular season. It last happened when Notre Dame (1988 champions) defeated Miami (1989 champions), 29-20, in 1990.

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OPINION

That’s “A Matter of Fact” that shouldn’t exist because, even though LSU won last year’s title, they shouldn’t have been in the game.

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P resen t s The ohio colle g e scoreboard BALDWIN-WALLACE (2-2) S-6 @Franklin..................................35-42 S-13 Bye S-20 John Carroll...............................21-17 S-27 @Marietta..................................45-16 O-4 Mount Union...............................3-48 O-11 @Otterbein......................................... O-18 @Muskingum..................................... O-25 Heidelberg.......................................... N-1 Ohio Northern..................................... N-8 @Wilmington...................................... N-15 Capital................................................ S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

CAPITAL (4-0) Adrian........................................34-14 Bye @Heidelberg..............................38-17 Wilmington................................48-28 Marietta.......................................38-6 @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 (1-3) Westminster..............................62-27 Bye Capital.......................................17-38 @John Carroll............................15-17 Otterbein....................................14-52 Ohio Northern..................................... @Mount Union................................... @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Wilmington......................................... @Marietta........................................... @Muskingum.....................................

JOHN CARROLL (3-1) S-6 @Thomas More.........................41-14 S-13 Bye S-20 @Baldwin-Wallace.....................17-21 S-27 Heidelberg.................................17-15 O-4 Wilmington................................31-17 O-11 @Marietta........................................... O-18 Capital................................................

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OAC PREVIEW

JOHN CARROLL (cont.) O-25 Ohio Northern..................................... N-1 @Mount Union................................... N-8 @Muskingum..................................... N-15 Otterbein............................................. MARIETTA (1-3) S-6 @Thiel.......................................21-18 S-13 Bye S-20 @Wilmington...............................7-34 S-27 Baldwin-Wallace........................16-45 O-4 @Capital......................................6-38 O-11 John Carroll........................................ O-18 @Ohio Northern................................. O-25 Muskingum........................................ N-1 @Otterbein......................................... N-8 Heidelberg.......................................... N-15 Mount Union...................................... MOUNT UNION (4-0) S-6 St. John Fisher............................33-3 S-13 Bye S-20 Ohio Northern..............................44-7 S-27 @Muskingum............................51-13 O-4 @Baldwin-Wallace.......................48-3 O-11 Capital................................................ O-18 Heidelberg.......................................... O-25 @Wilmington...................................... N-1 John Carroll........................................ N-8 @Otterbein......................................... N-15 @Marietta........................................... MUSKINGUM (2-2) S-6 Defiance.....................................35-10 S-13 Bye S-20 @Otterbein..................................7-48 S-27 Mount Union.............................13-51 O-4 @Ohio Northern........................35-21 O-11 @Wilmington...................................... O-18 Baldwin-Wallace................................. O-25 @Marietta........................................... N-1 @Capital............................................. N-8 John Carroll........................................ N-15 Heidelberg..........................................

Capital Crusaders at Mount Union Purple Raiders 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 (0-4) Bye @North Central............................3-20 @Mount Union............................7-44 Otterbein......................................7-37 Muskingum...............................21-35 @Heidelberg....................................... Marietta.............................................. @John Carroll..................................... @Baldwin-Wallace.............................. Capital................................................ Wilmington......................................... OTTERBEIN (4-0) Bethany.....................................40-17 Bye Muskingum.................................48-7 @Ohio Northern..........................37-7 @Heidelberg..............................52-14 Baldwin-Wallace................................. Wilmington......................................... @Capital............................................. Marietta.............................................. Mount Union...................................... @John Carroll..................................... WILMINGTON (1-3) @Mount St. Joseph......................7-21 Bye Marietta........................................34-7 @Capital.....................................28-48 @John Carroll.............................17-31 Muskingum......................................... @Otterbein.......................................... Mount Union....................................... @Heidelberg........................................ Baldwin-Wallace.................................. @Ohio Northern..................................

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The OAC game of the year has fallen upon

The No. 4-ranked team in Division III, the Capital Crusaders, head north to Alliance, Ohio, to battle the top ranked team in D-III, the Mount Union Purple Raiders. Capital (4-0, 3-0) is fresh off a 38-6 beatdown of Marietta College in which the Crusaders racked up 531 total yards, including quarterback Marty Assman’s 267 yards and three touchdowns through the air. Mount Union (4-0, 3-0) just creamed Baldwin-Wallace, 48-3, and was paced by record-setting running back Nate Kmic, who now holds the D-III all-time record for total TDs with 95 after rushing for four last week.

PREDICTION: Mount Union 45-24 OAC featured PLAYER of the week

Nate Kmic Mount Union Purple Raiders

Position: Running Back Ht: 5-9, Wt: 193 Grade: Senior Noteworthy: Kmic has rushed for 719 yards and 9 touchdowns this season in leading Mount Union to a 4-0 record. He is one of just 17 players to ever rush for 5,000 career yards in Division III, and he is just one rushing TD short of the all-time D-III career record of 92.

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PANTHER PREVIEW

St. Xavier Cougars at Ohio Dominican Panthers

Panthers Seek Redemption

It’s been quite a rough week for the Ohio Dominican Panthers as they were thoroughly beaten last week, 35-0, by the No. 4-ranked team in NAIA, Saint Francis of Fort Wayne, Ind. And their path to winning another Mid-States Football Association Mideast League title has become a little treacherous as they’ve dropped a game behind front-running Saint Francis. This week, ODU returns home to redeem themselves against another quality opponent in No. 21 St. Xavier, which has qualified for the NAIA playoffs the last three seasons and is 3-2 this year after beating Walsh University 23-7 last week.

PREDICTION: ODU 35-27 featured pANTHER of the week OHIO DOMINICAN (3-2) A-30 @Marian College... 70-7 S-6 Bye S-13 @Campbellsville.. 50-14 S-20 Wisc.-Oshkosh.... 16-17 S-27 McKendree............ 59-0 O-4 @St. Francis.......... 0-35 O-11 St. Xavier...................... O-18 Bye................................ O-25 Taylor............................ N-1 @Walsh......................... N-8 Urbana.......................... N-15 @Malone.......................

Evan Stahl Tight End

Ht: 6-3, Wt: 230 Grade: R-Freshman Noteworthy: Stahl was a three-sport athlete in high school for the Strongsville Mustangs and is in his first season with ODU after spending a semester at Tri-County Community College last year. This year, Stahl is off to a fine start as he caught a 2-yard touchdown pass two weeks ago in the 59-0 rout of McKendree College.

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

ALLEGHENY (2-2) @Juniata...................................34-18 @Westminster..............................2-6 Bye Oberlin......................................24-13 @Wabash...................................7-48 Carnegie Mellon................................. @Dennison........................................ Kenyon.............................................. @Wooster.......................................... Wittenberg......................................... Ohio Wesleyan................................... DENISON (1-3) @Kalamazoo.............................49-27 Wabash....................................27-41 Bye Wooster....................................10-21 @Case Western Reserve..........14-45 @Hiram............................................. Allegheny........................................... Chicago............................................. @Wittenberg...................................... Kenyon.............................................. @Earlham.......................................... EARLHAM (0-4) @Rose-Hulman........................35-42 @Manchester.............................7-40 Anderson..................................14-47 Bye @Wooster.................................14-16 @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 (2-2) @Gallaudet.......................20-14 (OT) Bye @Kenyon .................................45-39 @Carnegie Mellon......................6-41 Wittenberg..................................7-44 Denison............................................. @Earlham.......................................... Case Western Reserve....................... @Ohio Wesleyan............................... Wabash............................................. Oberlin............................................... KENYON (1-4) Case Western Reserve..............27-62 @University of Chicago............39-36 Hiram........................................39-45 Wabash....................................13-55 @Carnegie Mellon....................12-23 @Ohio Wesleyan............................... Oberlin............................................... @Allegheny........................................ Earlham............................................. @Denison.......................................... OBERLIN (1-3) Washington and Jefferson........35-49 Bye Case Western Reserve..............21-48 @Allegheny...............................13-24 Ohio Wesleyan..........................28-15 @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 (0-4) Carnegie Mellon..........................7-35 Bye @Wooster...................................2-20 Wittenberg..................................0-32 @Oberlin...................................15-28 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 (4-0) Bye @Denison.................................41-27 University of Chicago.................49-7 @Kenyon..................................55-13 Allegheny....................................48-7 @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 (3-1) Olivet........................................22-10 Bye Washington..............................20-30 @Ohio Wesleyan........................32-0 @Hiram......................................44-7 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 (4-0) @Waynesburg............................27-6 Bye Ohio Wesleyan............................20-2 @Denison.................................21-10 Earlham....................................16-14 @Case Western Reserve................... Washington ...................................... @Wabash.......................................... Allegheny........................................... @Oberlin............................................ Wittenberg.........................................

This Week in Football • tri-state edition • Volume 6 , Issue 7

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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 (3-4)

@Batavia . . . . . . . . 26-23 (OT) Cincinnati Northwest . . . . 21-0 Walton-Verona (Ky.). . . . . 35-7 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-38 @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . 0-65 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-44 @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . 32-37 @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ARCHBISHOP MOELLER (4-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-10 Elder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 Cathedral Prep (Ind.) . . . . . . . . St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI WOODWARD (7-0)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-6 @Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-27 @Middletown . . . . . . . . . 39-42 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-15 @Archbishop Moeller. . . 28-14 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-48 @Mason. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-21 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 @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 . . . . . . . . . . 24-3 Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-16 @Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Middletown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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COLERAIN (6-1)

ELDER (6-1)

FAIRFIELD (0-7)

GLEN ESTE (4-3)

HAMILTON (5-2)

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

HARRISON (5-2)

@Oak Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 28-49 East Central . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-16 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 @Trenton Edgewood . . . 42-28 Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 @Winton Woods . . . . . . 21-34 @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LA SALLE (3-4)

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 . . . . 10-24 St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-24 @Sycamore . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 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 . . . . . . . . . . 21-28 Oak Hills. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-3 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 Troy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-14 @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. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-28 @Anderson . . . . . . . . . . 12-52 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 . . . . . . . . . . . 27-48 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-10 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . 40-14 Colerain . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-39 Lakota West . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Princeton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAKOTA EAST (2-5)

LAKOTA WEST (4-3)

LEBANON (4-3)

LOVELAND (4-3)

MASON (2-5)

MIDDLETOWN (5-2)

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

division II MILFORD (4-3)

@Hughes Center . . . . . . . 19-0 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 41-20 Little Miami . . . . . . . . . . 27-13 @Cincinnati Woodward . 14-22 Mount Healthy . . . . . . . . 32-14 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . 13-34 Winton Woods . . . . . . . . . . . . . Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

OAK HILLS (2-5)

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 . . . . . . . . . . 14-40 @Lakota West . . . . . . . . . 3-17 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 . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Miamisburg . . . . . . . . . . 35-14 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-33 @La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-17 Lakota East . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 @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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-7 Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . 7-14 @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PRINCETON (4-3)

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 (2-5)

South Urban Academy . . . 26-6 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 Columbus East . . . . . . . . 26-34 @Hughes Center . . . . . . 27-33 Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . 7-18 Clark Montessori . . . . . . . 20-0 @Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

ANDERSON (5-2)

vs. Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 Mason . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-13 @Hamilton . . . . . . . . . . . 31-10 Columbus DeSales . . . . . 17-38 Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65-0 @Winton Woods . . . . . . 13-23 Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-12 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI NORTHWEST (3-4)

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

Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-21 Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-31 Glen Este . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-38 @Trenton Edgewood . . . . 7-49 @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . 30-24 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 (3-4)

Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 @Meadowdale . . . . . . . . . 6-20 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Aiken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-27 @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-42 @West Carrollton . . . . . . 12-29 @Western Hills . . . . . . . . 14-7 @Shroder. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Woodward . . . . . . . . Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

KINGS (4-3)

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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-6 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-10 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 . . . . . . . . . 64-27 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . 34-19 Turpin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LITTLE MIAMI (6-1)

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

MOUNT HEALTHY (2-5)

Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 20-21 @Western Hills . . . . . . . . 34-6 Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-19 Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-32 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 12-28 Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-31 @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cincinnati Northwest . . . . . . . . @Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . .

ROSS (1-6)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . 20-51 @Trenton Edgewood . . . . 7-27 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. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-14 Shroder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 Cincinnati Woodward . . . . 0-16 Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hughes Center . . . . . . . . . . .

TAFT (4-3)

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

TALAWANDA (3-4)

Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-33 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . 20-41 @Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . 42-28 @Mount Healthy . . . . . . 28-12 Cincinnati Northwest . . . 24-30 Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . . . @Ross . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Norwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

TRENTON EDGEWOOD (5-2)

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

TURPIN (6-1)

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

A-22 A-29 S-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 . . . . 49-7 Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-41 @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Amelia. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WALNUT HILLS (2-5)

Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . 10-7 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-41 @Hughes Center . . . . . . 20-14 @Mount Healthy . . . . . . . 7-21 Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 28-42 @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-35 @Little Miami . . . . . . . . 19-34 Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wilmington . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN BROWN (7-0)

Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 Clermont Northeastern. . . 39-0 @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . 39-14 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . 39-32 Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . 61-14 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-17 @Washington CH @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . 55-7 New Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . . @Portsmouth. . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WILMINGTON (2-5)

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

WINTON WOODS (6-1)

vs. La Salle. . . . . . . . . . . 26-20 @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . 38-0 Fairfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 Bishop Watterson . . . . . 13-28 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-21 Anderson . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-23 Harrison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-21 @Milford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loveland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Glen Este. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WITHROW (2-5)

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 . . 6-36 Shroder . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-15 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . 29-13 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 . . . . . . . . . . 27-64 Amelia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-32 @Kings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Turpin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SPRINGBORO (4-3)

division III ARCHBISHOP MCNICHOLAS (2-5)

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 . . . . . . . . .34-14 Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .62-0 @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN (4-3)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-9 @Preble Shawnee . . . . .41-21 Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Northridge . . . . . . .

GOSHEN (3-4)

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

HILLSBORO (1-6)

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

ST. XAVIER (3-4)

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 . .13-14 Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . .25-0 Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton Carroll . . . . . . . . . . .

SYCAMORE (4-3)

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 .38-14 Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . .7-48 @Eaton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Brookville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Oakwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERN HILLS (3-4)

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 . . . . . . . .7-28 @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-6 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 (5-2)

@Western Brown . . . . . .14-28 @Little Miami. . . . . . . . . .8-41 Stebbins . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 @Clinton-Massie . . . . . . .0-63 @Washington CH . . . . . . . .6-7 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . .18-20 Madison Plains . . . . . . .13-45 London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . McClain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MONROE (3-4)

NEW RICHMOND (6-1)

@Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . .34-0 Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 @Williamsburg. . . . . . . . .62-6 Clermont Northeastern. . .63-0 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . .12-13 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Western Brown . . . . . . . . . . Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORWOOD (6-1)

Archbishop McNicholas .14-13 Purcell Marian . . . . . . . .19-13 @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-0 @Thurgood Marshall . . .27-22 Little Miami . . . . . 21-24 (OT) Ross. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-20 @Mount Healthy . . . . . .31-24 @Cincinnati Northwest. . . . . . Trenton Edgewood . . . . . . . . . @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

division IV BADIN (4-3)

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. . . . . . . 40-14 Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-21 @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 . . . . . . . 0-48 Goshen. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-38 @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. . . . . . . . . 41-6 Clermont Northeastern. . . 7-14 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 (2-5)

BETHEL-TATE (4-3)

BISHOP FENWICK (2-5)

Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-3 @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 @Talawanda . . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 @Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-16 Chaminade-Julienne. . . . 20-21 @Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . 21-41 @Archbishop McNicholas 0-25 Purcell Marian . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop Alter . . . . . . . . . . Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BLANCHESTER (2-5)

Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . 0-49 @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 Western Brown . . . . . . . 14-39 @Goshen . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . 6-23 @Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . 20-18 Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . 32-0 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 (3-4)

Arcanum . . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-0 Brooksville . . . . . . . . . . . 22-55 @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Waynesville . . . . . . . . . 13-25 Dayton Northridge . . . . . 75-22 Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-13 @Middletown Madison . . . 9-7 Valley View. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CLERMONT NORTHEASTERN (1-6)

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. . . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Williamsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

MARIEMONT (0-7)

@Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . 3-32 New Richmond . . . . . . . . 0-34 @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. 6-13 @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . 15-19 Madeira . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . . 14-34 @Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-12 Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MIDDLETOWN MADISION (3-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-38 Carlisle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-9 @Preble Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . @Dixie . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NORTH COLLEGE HILL (5-2)

CLINTON-MASSIE (7-0)

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 . . . . . . 44-0 Cincinnati Country Day . 48-14 Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . . . . @Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . . Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FINNEYTOWN (3-4)

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 . . . . . . . 41-21 Chaminade-Julienne. . . . . 3-23 Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Purcell Marian. . . . . . . . . . . .

MADEIRA (3-4)

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. . . . . . . . . . . . 14-9 @Indian Hill . . . . . . . . . . . 0-62 @Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reading . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

@Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 Waynesville . . . . . . . . . . 48-20 East Clinton . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-0 @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . 34-6 @London . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-21 @McClain. . . . . . . . . . . . 54-16 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9-14 Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-14 Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-29 @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WYOMING (5-2)

ROGER BACON (3-4)

TAYLOR (2-5)

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division V CIN. HILLS CHRISTIAN AC. (7-0)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . .38-6 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . .35-6 @North College Hill . . . . . . . . Summit Country Day . . . . . . . @Cincinnati Country Day . . . .

CLARK MONTESSORI (2-5)

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.) . . . .0-7 @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-20 @Jefferson Township. . . . . . . @Lehman Catholic . . . . . . . . . @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . . . . .

DEER PARK (1-6)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-35 @Finneytown . . . . . . . . . .0-14 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. . .34-0 New Richmond . . . . . . .13-12 @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clark Montessori . . . . . . . . . .

EAST CLINTON (4-3)

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 (1-6)

@Walnut Hills . . . . . . . . .7-10 @Norwood . . . . . . . . . . .13-19 @Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . .48-6 @Chaminade-Julienne . . .6-14 Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-24 Badin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-40 Archbishop Alter . . . . . . .7-39 @Bishop Fenwick . . . . . . . . . . @Archbishop McNicholas . . . Roger Bacon . . . . . . . . . . . . .

READING (3-4)

North College Hill . . . . . . .9-42 Blanchester . . . . . . . . . . .14-0 @Archbishop McNicholas 0-31 Deer Park . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-0 Indian Hill. . . . . . . . . . . .17-35 @Madeira. . . . . . . . . . . .14-16 Mariemont . . . . . . . . . . . .12-7 @Wyoming . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Finneytown. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SHRODER (3-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-26 @Withrow . . . . . . . . . . .15-21 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-15 @Oakwood. . . . . . . . . . . .8-34 Dayton Northridge . . . . . . . . . @Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Middletown Madison . . . . .

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

BATESVILLE (3-4)

Jennings County . . . . . . .13-3 @Milan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-3 South Dearborn . . . . . . .46-14 @New Palestine . . . . . . .13-30 @East Central. . . . . . . . . .6-21 Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . .14-21 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . .20-27 @Franklin County . . . . . . . . . . @Connersville . . . . . . . . . . . .

EAST CENTRAL (6-1)

Richmond . . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Harrison . . . . . . . . . . .21-48 @Trenton Edgewood . . .23-20 Franklin County . . . . . . . .67-0 Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-6 @South Dearborn . . . . . .50-6 @Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . .46-8 @Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Indianapolis Roncalli . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN COUNTY (1-6)

@Muncie South . . . . . . .20-60 Connersville . . . . . . . . . .22-16 @Jay County . . . . . . . . .25-56 @East Central. . . . . . . . . .0-67 Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . .14-48 @Greensburg . . . . . . . . .21-35 South Dearborn . . . . . . .42-56 Batesville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mooresville . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LAWRENCEBURG (6-1)

Taylor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-14 Union County . . . . . . . . .42-12 Milan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-0 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . . .12-6 @Franklin County . . . . . .48-14 @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . .21-14 East Central . . . . . . . . . . .8-46 @South Dearborn . . . . . . . . . @Charlestown . . . . . . . . . . . .

SOUTH DEARBORN (3-4)

@Bed. North Lawrence . .3-24 @Madison . . . . . . . . . . .31-27 @Batesville. . . . . . . . . . .14-46 @Connersville . . . . . . . .41-21 Greensburg . . . . . . . . . .21-49 East Central . . . . . . . . . . .6-50 @Franklin County . . . . . .56-42 Lawrenceburg . . . . . . . . . . . . Muncie South. . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

BEECHWOOD (6-0)

Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . .29-6 @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . .34-12 @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-0 Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . .56-0 @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-6 Covington Catholic . . . . .35-21 Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport Central Catholic . .

BELLEVUE (5-1)

@Newport . . . . . . . . . . . .18-6 @Paris . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-13 Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-22 Newport Central Catholic .6-42 @Bishop Brossart . . . . . .56-0 @Bracken County. . . . . .61-22 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gallatin County. . . . . . . . . . . .

BISHOP BROSSART (0-5)

Owen County . . . . . . . . . .6-18 Bye Walton-Verona . . . . . . . . .7-38 @Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .0-56 Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-56 @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . .0-60 Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Eminence . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Louisville Christian Acad.. . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . .

BOONE COUNTY (4-1)

@Scott County . . . . . . . .14-23 Mason County . . . . . . . .28-18 @Campbell County. . . . . .26-7 Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-21 @Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . .65-7 Bye @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Henry Clay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Madison Central . . . . . . . . .

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

COVINGTON CATHOLIC (3-3)

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

vs. South Laurel. . . . . . .35-49 Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-33 Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-0 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic .7-23 @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-34 @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . @Knox Central . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-25 Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 Beechwood . . . . . . . . . . .0-51 @Ludlow . . . . . . . 27-28 (OT) @Lynn Camp . . . . . . . . .13-14 Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . .6-27 @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . . . . . @Newport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Carroll County . . . . . . . . . . . .

CONNER (2-3)

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. . . . . .7-65 @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . .28-46 Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Belmont (Ohio) . . . . . . . . . . Meade County . . . . . . . . . . . . @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

GRANT COUNTY (4-2)

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 . . . . . . . .39-14 @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-20 @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 . . . . . .61-0 @Hopkinsville . . . . . . . .48-21 @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lexington Catholic . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madison Central . . . . . . . . . . . Central . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HIGHLANDS (5-1)

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

DAYTON (0-6)

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

DIXIE HEIGHTS (1-4)

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

@Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .6-29 Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Covington Catholic . . .47-49 Highlands . . . . . . . . . . . .28-55 Bye Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-28 Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . .

Chad Tillman Cincinnati Woodward

Position: Outside linebacker Ht: 5-9, Wt: 170 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.1 Noteworthy: Chad plans to attend college and major in either construction or landscaping.

division VI CINCINNATI CHRISTIAN (1-6)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-20 Simon Kenton . . . . . . . .14-48 @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Covington Catholic . . . . . . . @Lloyd Memorial . . . . . . . . . . Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LLOYD MEMORIAL (2-3)

@Central Hardin . . . . . . . .0-24 Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .12-34 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lexington Christian . . .29-36 @Newport . . . . . . . . . . .27-13 @Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-6 Covington Holy Cross . . . . . . Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Ludlow . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CINCINNATI COUNTRY DAY (4-2) Clermont Northeastern. .39-20 Bye @South Decatur (Ind.) . . . .0-6 Dayton Christian . . . . . . .24-3 @Cincinnati Christian . . .51-27 Summit Country Day . . . .21-0 @North College Hill . . . .14-48 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 . . . .35-6 Cin. Hills Christian Acad. .6-35 @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 (5-2)

MASON COUNTY (4-2)

Paris. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-6 @Boone County . . . . . . .18-28 Lewis County . . . . . . . . . .69-0 East Carter . . . . . . . . . . .42-13 @West Carter . . . . . . . . . .55-8 @Campbell County. . . . .28-49 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bourbon County . . . . . . . . . . . @Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fleming County. . . . . . . . . . Greenup County . . . . . . . . . . .

MIDDLETOWN CHRISTIAN (2-4)

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

@Clark Montessori. . . . .14-28 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . .8-44 Bracken County (Ky.) . . .27-19 @Monclova Christ. Acad..42-32 Fairfield Christian Acad .20-48 Jefferson Township . . . . .0-39 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Grove City Christian . . . . . . @Manchester . . . . . . . . . . . . . Landmark Christian . . . . . . . .

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

@Chil. Southeastern . . .50-27 @Middletown Christian . .44-8 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .29-7 @Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . .8-13 North College Hill . . . . . . .0-33 @Cin. Hills Christian Acad.6-38 Cincinnati Christian . . . .47-27 @Summit Country Day . . . . . Cincinnati Country Day @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . .

NEW MIAMI (4-3)

SUMMIT COUNTRY DAY (3-4)

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

@Williamsburg. . . . . . . .40-21 @Ridgemont . . . . . . . . .53-16 Portsmouth Notre Dame 39-32 @North College Hill . . . .21-42 Lockland . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-34 @Cincinnati Country Day .0-21 Dayton Christian . . . . . .30-36 New Miami . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cin. Hills Christian Acad. . . Cincinnati Christian . . . . . . . .

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

@Highlands . . . . . . . . . . .6-26 @Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-8 @Newport Central Cath .20-25 Campbell County . . . . . . .13-7 Simon Kenton . . . . . . . .26-18 Covington Holy Cross . .34-21 @Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fern Creek . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . . . . . .

RYLE (4-2)

SCOTT (2-3)

NEWPORT CENT. CATHOLIC (4-1) 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 . .23-7 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 . . . . . . .13-27 Bishop Brossart . . . . . . . .60-0 Newport Central Catholic . . . . Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Covington Holy Cross . . . . . Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LUDLOW (3-3)

@Henry County . . . . . . . .0-40 Carroll County . . . . . . . .26-21 @Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . .22-33 Dayton . . . . . . . . . 28-27 (OT) Beechwood . . . . . . . . . .60-61 @Pendleton County . . . .13-12 @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 . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-35 @New Miami . . . . . . . . .27-47 @Dayton Christian . . . . . . . . . North College Hill . . . . . . . . . . @Summit Country Day . . . . .

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

HOLMES (3-2)

COVINGTON HOLY CROSS (1-4) A-29 Dayton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-6

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

@Tates Creek . . . . . . . . .31-14 Bye Boone County . . . . . . . . .7-26 @Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-13 Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-14 Mason County . . . . . . . .49-28 Cooper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Simon Kenton . . . . . . . . . . . Newport Central Catholic . . . . @Dixie Heights. . . . . . . . . . . .

vs. Cardinal Mooney . . . .0-57 @Newport Central Cath .38-34 Dixie Heights . . . . . . . . .49-47 @Scott . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-21 @Highlands . . . . . . . . . . .0-61 @Beechwood . . . . . . . . .21-35 @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Holmes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Madisonville North Hopkins . . St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

CAMPBELL COUNTY (3-2)

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

COOPER (0-5)

@Conner . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-57 Ryle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-45 @Covington Holy Cross . .0-55 @Simon Kenton . . . . . . .14-56 Boone Country . . . . . . . .14-38 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Campbell County. . . . . . . . . @Gallatin County . . . . . . . . . . Prestonsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @North Hardin . . . . . . . . . . . .

Summit Country Day . . .21-40 @East Clinton. . . . . . . . . .0-47 @Clark Montessori. . . . . .6-34 New Richmond . . . . . . . .6-62 @Western Brown . . . . . .14-61 Bethel-Tate . . . . . . . . . . . .6-41 @Blanchester . . . . . . . . . .0-32 Batavia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Landmark Christian. . . . . . . @Clermont Northeastern........

WAYNESVILLE (5-2)

INDIANA & KENTUCKY NDIANA

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

WILLIAMSBURG (0-7)

NEWPORT (2-4)

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 . . . . . . . . . . . .20-26 Grant County . . . . . . . . .20-26 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 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-26 @Holmes . . . . . . . . . . . .48-14 Boone County . . . . . . . . . . . . Russell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Campbell County . . . . . . . . . . Covington Holy Cross . . . . . .

Dustin Samm Lakota East

Position: Defensive back Ht: 5-6, Wt: 160 Grade: Senior, GPA: 4.4 Noteworthy: Dustin plans to attend college, major in pre-med and eventually earn a law degree.

Nick Rose Ross

Positions: WR/DB Ht: 5-11, Wt: 165 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.9 Noteworthy: Nick plans to play college football, but is undecided on a major.

Matt McFadden East Clinton

Positions: OL/MLB Ht: 5-10, Wt: 200 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.9 Noteworthy: Matt plans to pursue a career in agricultural engineering.

Zach Arington Mariemont

Positions: OT/DT Ht: 6-8, Wt: 230 Grade: Senior, GPA: 3.7 Noteworthy: Zach plans to play either college basketball or college football and major in either sports administration or history.

Craig Schadler Simon Kenton

Positions: OL/DL Ht: 5-10, Wt: 240 Grade: Senior, GPA: 4.2 Noteworthy: Craig plans to pursue a career in nursing.

SIMON KENTON (3-3)

FLEMING COUNTY (0-5)

vs. Harrison County . . . .35-48 @Rowan County . . . . . .25-33 Harlan County . . . . . . . . .0-32 @Powell County. . . . . . . .0-33 @Estill County . . . . . . . .12-28 Bye Breathitt County . . . . . . . . . . . @Lewis County . . . . . . . . . . . @West Carter . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mason County . . . . . . . . . . . . Bryan Station . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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By Marty Gitlin

St. Xavier (3-4) at St. Edward (6-1)

Harrison (5-2) at Loveland (4-3)

Turpin (6-1) at Little Miami (6-1)

If St. Xavier had no bad luck this season, it would have no luck at all. The defending Division I state champions had already lost starting quarterback Luke Massa, guard Eric Gantzer and wide receiver Ian Cummins to injury heading into its game against LaSalle last week. And in falling to La Salle, 10-7, the Bombers also lost second-string quarterback Sam Male and leading rusher Connor Earley to injuries as well. It appears quite likely that the Bombers won’t even qualify for the playoffs this season. The St. Edward Eagles? Yeah, they’ll be there. They earned their sixth win in seven games with a 33-20 victory over Erie Cathedral Prep last week.

It’s amazing what a stronger schedule and one more victory can do. Harrison is fourth in its Division I playoff region. Loveland is 19th in the same region. And only one measly win separates them in the standings. Harrison remained a viable postseason candidate despite a 34-21 Fort Ancient Valley Conference Buckeye Division loss last week to rugged Winton Woods. Loveland, meanwhile, fell hopelessly behind in the playoff race with a 52-12 loss to powerful Anderson. Loveland yielded 257 yards on the ground to Anderson’s Kyle Slater, who exploded for 218 of those yards in the first half alone.

The 22-game regular season winning streak is over. The playoff dreams are still very much alive. That’s the story for Turpin heading into this one. Kings ended the unbeaten streak that began in 2006 with a 41-10 thumping of the Spartans, who are still ranked fourth in its Division II playoff region. Little Miami had quite a bit more success last week, emerging with a 34-19 victory over Walnut Hills, and now sits fifth in their playoff region. And it was a freshman that led them. Running back Jamire Westbrook ran wild, rushing for a whopping 274 yards in just 22 carries.

Prediction: St. Edward 24, St. Xavier 13

Prediction: Harrison 31, Loveland 22

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Prediction: Turpin 27, Little Miami 26

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THREE MORE to watch Western Brown (7-0) at Bethel-Tate (4-3)

One last hope. That is awaiting Bethel-Tate in its quest for a Division IV playoff berth. The Tigers must leapfrog eight others to qualify for the playoffs. But beating an undefeated Division II team? Now that would help. Bethel-Tate must play far better, though, than it did last week in a 14-7 loss to Clermont Northeastern. Western Brown, on the other hand, showed its talent in a 55-7 dismantling of Washington Court House. Quarterback Travis Taylor, who rushed for 155 yards and two touchdowns in the victory, leads the Broncos. Running back Shawn Davis is also a threat as he rushed for 175 yards and three scores to help his team remain unbeaten.

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Prediction: Western Brown 38, Bethel-Tate 10

Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy (7-0) at North College Hill (5-2)

Some games are more important for one team than its opponent. Simple as that. North College Hill needs this one far more desperately than does Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy. Currently standing seventh in its Division IV playoff region, North College Hill could all but lock up a playoff berth with a win, but could fall precariously close to being on the outside looking in with a loss. The 48-14 thumping of Cincinnati Country Day last week definitely helped. Senior running back Everett Horne did much of the damage with 236 yards rushing, and quarterback Dakota Dartis added 231 yards on the ground. CHCA rests atop its D-V playoff region and continued to roll merrily along with a 35-6 defeat of Lockland in which Andrew Perkins scored three touchdowns.

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Prediction: CHCA 24, North College Hill 20

Lockland (5-2) at Cincinnati Country Day (5-2)

The battle for the final playoff spots in Division VI, Region 24, is closer than Russia to Sarah Palin’s backyard. Cincinnati Country Day stands in the 11th spot after the 48-14 loss to North College Hill last week. But it’s also less than .2 points out of the eighth and final postseason spot. Country Day must pass Troy Christian, Ansonia and Africentric to slide into the postseason and a win here would go a long way in helping it reach that goal. Lockland is in a bit rosier situation despite falling to Cincinnati Hills Christian Academy, 35-6. Having racked up 8.18 playoff points, Lockland sits fourth in that same region. But a loss in this game might certainly prove costly. Simply put, this is one of the biggest small-school clashes of the weekend.

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POWERADE Break with... Middletown Middie d.J. Hunter

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Three words that describe me on the field are… A language I would like to learn is… German. It sounds hitter, fast and athletic. funny. Three words that describe me off the field are… A TV show that should be cancelled is… “Dr. Phil.” It’s smart, character and hardworking. so pointless. My most rewarding accomplishment was… making the honor roll.

My favorite comfort food is… Chipotle.

An odd food combination I like is… corn and tomato I would love to have dinner with… (San Diego Chargers sauce. running back) LaDainian Tomlinson. I just can’t stop eating… apples. A celebrity who I cannot stand is… (Dallas Cowboys wide receiver) Terrell Owens. He cries way too much. (Blank) make me blush… Girls My favorite video game is… “NCAA Football 2009.” My favorite sports movie is… “Friday Night Lights.” It gets me crunk to play football.

D.J. Hunter

Position: Safety Height: 6-0, Weight: 195 grade: Senior Noteworthy: D.J. plans to play football at the University of tennessee and earn a college degree.

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If I could change bodies with any person, it would be… nobody. I like mine the way it is.

My favorite movie is… “300.” It pumps me up. A song that pumps me up is… “Hear Me Coming” by Young Joc.

Headshot courtesy of the Middletown athletic department.

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Army Strong Players of the Week This Week In Football’s Top Tri-State Area Efforts For Week 7 Adam Brown Elder Running back

Rushed for 119 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-14 win over Archbishop Moeller.

Nick Bauer Kings RB/MLB

Rushed for 224 yards and four touchdowns and racked up seven solo tackles in a 41-10 win over Turpin.

Ryan Luggen La Salle Linebacker

Led La Salle with 10 tackles in a 10-7 win over St. Xavier.

Ryan Wilson Dixie Heights QB/PK

17 of 31 passing for 269 yards and a touchdown, rushed for a TD, kicked a field goal and five extra points in a 46-28 win over Conner.

Josh Boggan Wyoming Running back

Rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown in a 29-13 win over Madeira.

Leonard Riston Withrow Running back

Rushed for 143 yards and a touchdown in a 21-15 win over Shroder.

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Brandon Arehart Wilmington Quarterback

12 of 15 passing for 212 yards and four touchdowns in a 37-32 win over Amelia.

Shawn Davis Western Brown Running back

Rushed for 175 yards and three touchdowns in a 55-7 win over Washington Court House.

Clint Crawford Highlands Running back

Rushed for 172 yards and two touchdowns in a 48-21 win over Hopkinsville.

Jamire Westbrook Little Miami Running back

Rushed for 274 yards and three touchdowns and caught a TD pass in a 34-19 win over Walnut Hills.

Nate Woods Lebanon Running back

Rushed for 159 yards and a touchdown in a 24-14 win over Troy.

Everett Horne North College Hill Running back

Rushed for 236 yards and three touchdowns and caught a TD pass in a 48-14 win over Cincinnati Country Day.

Josh Hampton New Miami Running back

Rushed for 225 yards and four touchdowns in a 47-27 win over Cincinnati Christian.

Tyler Shade Glen Este Running back

Rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown and caught six passes for 82 yards in a 34-13 win over Milford.

Kyle Slater Anderson Running back

Rushed for 257 yards and five touchdowns in a 52-12 win over Loveland.

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