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this Week in Football • northeast ohio edition • Volume 3, Issue 12


DIEKEN SPEAKIN’

With Doug Dieken

No Moral Victories For The Browns As a former player and now Browns color analyst, I’ve been part of several losses at Pittsburgh over the years. Sunday’s 31-28 defeat ranks among the most painful. Without question, the Browns should have won. Their level of disgust in the locker room afterward told the story. No more moral victories for this team. Despite getting hammered by their division rival on opening day, the Browns went into the Steel City with every intention of winning. They expected to win. And that’s what made the loss one of the most painful ever. To a man, every one was, well, to keep this G-rated, ticked off. They know they let one slip away. The Browns have now lost nine straight to Pittsburgh. Don’t expect a 10th, and I say that knowing these teams could meet in the first round of the playoffs, as long as Cleveland shakes off the loss and gets back to business as usual in Baltimore this week. I’m not about to suggest the Browns “just aren’t ready” to win a big game like Sunday’s

against the Steelers. Rather, give Pittsburgh credit for coming back from a 21-6 deficit. It was just a week earlier, you’ll recall, that the Browns trailed Seattle by the same score and came back to win. Fact is, good teams find a way to win. Against Seattle, the Browns were the better team. Against the Steelers, they weren’t. There’s nothing to feel ashamed about in conceding the Steelers are better. But the gap is closing fast. It’s always enticing to do the ‘should have’ scenarios. The Browns should have beaten Oakland and should have taken down the Steelers. This team should be 7-2 and in first place in the division. I’ve never been a fan of thinking that way, but I’m OK with it right now because it helps reinforce how far this team has progressed since opening day. Think about it: Three of the four losses are against two of the NFL’s best teams. There’s no team remotely of the caliber of New England or Pittsburgh left on the schedule, so the Browns are capable of winning out.

Doug Dieken, an offensive lineman for Cleveland from 197185, is the radio color analyst for the Browns Radio Network. On television, he also provides indepth analysis of the team on WKYC TV 3 in Cleveland and SportsTime Ohio.

Yes, you read that right. I’m not saying they will, as there’s no such thing as a gimme in the NFL. But just knowing they can win against every remaining opponent will give this team a psychological edge it hasn’t had in years. Baltimore, on the other hand, is a team in complete disarray and the Browns are visiting at just the right time. Baltimore committed six turnovers in an ugly 21-7 home loss to Cincinnati on Sunday. The Ravens have scored only one TD in each of their last two games, so they may be the perfect fix for a Browns defense that could use a confidence-boost. Before the season, this would not have been a game I’d have considered a must-win, but reality now is that it is. Then again, before the season I didn’t think the Browns would be going into their 10th game looking for win No. 6. But since we’re here, let’s go and get it! Go Browns!

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BUFFALO BILLS

@Cincinnati.............20-27 New York Jets .........20-13 Arizona....................26-23 @Cleveland .............13-27 @San Francisco ..........9-7 St. Louis ...................22-3 @Buffalo .................14-19 Bye @Pittsburgh ..............7-35 Cincinnati ..................7-21 Cleveland ......................... @San Diego ..................... New England .................... Indianapolis ..................... @Miami ........................... @Seattle........................... Pittsburgh ........................

Kansas City ...............20-3 @Carolina ...............34-21 Indianapolis ............24-30 @Atlanta .................16-26 Miami......................22-19 @Jacksonville .........17-37 Tennessee ...............36-38 @San Diego ............10-35 @Oakland................24-17 Bye New Orleans .................... @Cleveland ...................... @Tennessee ..................... Tampa Bay ....................... Denver ............................. @Indianapolis .................. Jacksonville .....................

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DENVER BRONCOS

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CINCINNATI BENGALS

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KANSAS CITY CHIEFS

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@Houston .................3-20 @Chicago................10-20 Minnesota ...............13-10 @San Diego ............30-16 Jacksonville ..............7-17 Cincinnati ................27-20 @Oakland................12-10 Bye Green Bay ...............22-33 Denver ....................11-27 @Indianapolis .................. Oakland ............................ San Diego ........................ @Denver .......................... Tennessee ........................ @Detroit........................... @New York Jets...............

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Pittsburgh .................7-34 Cincinnati ................51-45 @Oakland................24-26 Baltimore ................27-13 @New England........17-34 Miami......................41-31 Bye @St. Louis ..............27-20 Seattle ............. 33-30(OT) @Pittsburgh ............28-31 @Baltimore ...................... Houston ........................... @Arizona ......................... @New York Jets............... Buffalo ............................. @Cincinnati...................... San Francisco ..................

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OAKLAND RAIDERS

PITTSBURGH STEELERS

@Cleveland ...............34-7 Buffalo ......................26-3 San Francisco .........37-16 @Arizona ................14-21 Seattle .......................21-0 Bye @Denver .................28-31 @Cincinnati.............24-13 Baltimore ..................35-7 Cleveland ................31-28 @New York Jets............... Miami............................... Cincinnati ......................... @New England................. Jacksonville ..................... @St. Louis ....................... @Baltimore ......................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 4-1 3-0 1L 3-2 3-1 1L 4-2 2-1 1W 3-4 1-1 1W

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Detroit .....................21-36 @Denver ........ 20-23 (OT) Cleveland ................26-24 @Miami ..................35-17 Bye @San Diego ............14-28 Kansas City .............10-12 @Tennessee ..............9-13 Houston ..................17-24 Chicago .....................6-17 @Minnesota ..................... @Kansas City ................... Denver ............................. @Green Bay ..................... Indianapolis ..................... @Jacksonville .................. San Diego ........................

NEW YORK JETS

New England ...........14-38 @Baltimore .............13-20 Miami......................31-28 @Buffalo .................14-17 @New York Giants ..24-35 Philadelphia ..............9-16 @Cincinnati.............31-38 Buffalo ......................3-13 Washington..... 20-23(OT) Bye Pittsburgh ........................ @Dallas ............................ @Miami ........................... Cleveland ......................... @New England................. @Tennessee ..................... Kansas City ......................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 5-1 2-1 3W 3-4 2-0 1L 1-5 3-0 3L 3-5 0-1 1W

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Div 3-0 2-2 2-2 0-3

Tennessee ...............10-13 Atlanta.......................13-7 @Denver .................23-14 Bye @Kansas City ............17-7 Houston ..................37-17 Indianapolis ..............7-29 @Tampa Bay ...........24-23 @New Orleans ........24-41 @Tennessee ............28-13 San Diego ........................ Buffalo ............................. @Indianapolis .................. Carolina............................ @Pittsburgh ..................... Oakland ............................ @Houston ........................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 7-0 2-0 9W 5-3 0-1 4W 1-5 0-3 6L 0-6 0-3 9L

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

New Orleans ...........41-10 @Tennessee ............22-20 @Houston ...............30-24 Denver ....................38-20 Tampa Bay ..............33-14 Bye @Jacksonville ...........29-7 @Carolina .................31-7 New England ...........20-24 @San Diego ..................... Kansas City ...................... @Atlanta .......................... Jacksonville ..................... @Baltimore ...................... @Oakland......................... Houston ........................... Tennessee ........................

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@New York Jets......38-14 San Diego ...............38-14 Buffalo ......................38-7 @Cincinnati.............34-13 Cleveland ................34-17 @Dallas ...................48-27 @Miami ..................49-28 Washington...............52-7 @Indianapolis .........24-20 Bye @Buffalo .......................... Philadelphia ..................... @Baltimore ...................... Pittsburgh ........................ New York Jets .................. Miami............................... @New York Giants ...........

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

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CLEVELAND BROWNS

Baltimore ................27-20 @Cleveland .............45-51 @Seattle..................21-24 New England ...........13-34 Bye @Kansas City ..........20-27 New York Jets .........38-31 Pittsburgh ...............13-24 @Buffalo .................21-33 @Baltimore ...............21-7 Arizona............................. Tennessee ........................ @Pittsburgh ..................... St. Louis .......................... @San Francisco ............... Cleveland ......................... @Miami ...........................

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@Washington .........13-16 Dallas ......................20-37 @New York Jets......28-31 Oakland ...................17-35 @Houston ...............19-22 @Cleveland .............31-41 New England ...........28-49 New York Giants* ...10-13 Bye Buffalo ....................10-13 @Philadelphia .................. @Pittsburgh ..................... New York Jets .................. @Buffalo .......................... Baltimore ......................... @New England................. Cincinnati .........................

Team San Diego Chargers Denver Broncos Kansas City Chiefs Oakland Raiders

@Buffalo .................15-14 Oakland .......... 23-20 (OT) Jacksonville ............14-23 @Indianapolis .........20-38 San Diego .................3-41 Bye Pittsburgh ...............31-28 Green Bay ....... 13-19(OT) @Detroit....................7-44 @Kansas City ..........27-11 Tennessee ........................ @Chicago......................... @Oakland......................... Kansas City ...................... @Houston ........................ @San Diego ..................... Minnesota ........................

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MIAMI DOLPHINS

Team Indianapolis Colts Tennessee Titans Jacksonville Jaguars Houston Texans

HOUSTON TEXANS

AFC WEST

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Team Pittsburgh Steelers Cleveland Browns Baltimore Ravens Cincinnati Bengals

BALTIMORE RAVENS

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Team New England Patriots Buffalo Bills New York Jets Miami Dolphins

Denver ....................14-15 @Pittsburgh ..............3-26 @New England..........7-38 New York Jets .........17-14 Dallas ......................24-25 Bye Baltimore ................19-14 @New York Jets........13-3 Cincinnati ................33-21 @Miami ..................13-10 New England .................... @Jacksonville .................. @Washington .................. Miami............................... @Cleveland ...................... New York Giants .............. @Philadelphia ..................

AFC NORTH S-10 S-16 S-23 S-30 O-7 O-14 O-21 O-28 N-5 N-11 N-18 N-25 D-3 D-9 D-16 D-23 D-30

NFL Update

TENNESSEE TITANS

@Jacksonville .........13-10 Indianapolis ............20-22 @New Orleans ........31-14 Bye Atlanta.....................20-13 @Tampa Bay ...........10-13 @Houston ...............38-36 Oakland .....................13-9 Carolina.....................20-7 Jacksonville ............13-28 @Denver .......................... @Cincinnati...................... Houston ........................... San Diego ........................ @Kansas City ................... New York Jets .................. @Indianapolis ..................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 3-2 1-2 1L 4-3 0-2 1W 3-3 1-2 2L 2-5 0-2 5L SAN DIEGO CHARGERS

S-9 S-16 S-23 S-30 O-7 O-14 O-21 O-28 N-4 N-11 N-18 N-25 D-2 D-9 D-16 D-24 D-30

Chicago .....................14-3 @New England........14-38 @Green Bay ............24-31 Kansas City .............16-30 @Denver ...................41-3 Oakland ...................28-14 Bye Houston ..................35-10 @Minnesota ............17-35 Indianapolis ..................... @Jacksonville .................. Baltimore ......................... @Kansas City ................... @Tennessee ..................... Detroit .............................. Denver ............................. @Oakland.........................

NFC EAST

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DALLAS COWBOYS

New York Giants .....45-35 @Miami ..................37-20 @Chicago................34-10 St. Louis ...................35-7 @Buffalo .................25-24 New England ...........27-48 Minnesota ...............24-14 Bye @Philadelphia .........38-17 @New York Giants ..31-20 Washington...................... New York Jets .................. Green Bay ........................ @Detroit........................... Philadelphia ..................... @Carolina ........................ @Washington ..................

NFC NORTH S-9 S-16 S-23 S-30 O-7 O-14 O-21 O-28 N-4 N-11 N-18 N-25 D-2 D-6 D-17 D-23 D-30

@San Diego ..............3-14 Kansas City .............20-10 Dallas ......................10-34 @Detroit..................27-37 @Green Bay ............27-20 Minnesota ...............31-34 @Philadelphia .........19-16 Detroit .......................7-16 Bye @Oakland..................17-6 @Seattle........................... Denver ............................. New York Giants .............. @Washington .................. @Minnesota ..................... Green Bay ........................ New Orleans ....................

@Minnesota ..............3-24 @Jacksonville ...........7-13 Carolina...................20-27 Houston ..................26-16 @Tennessee ............13-20 New York Giants .....10-31 @New Orleans ........16-22 Bye San Francisco .........20-16 @Carolina ...............20-13 Tampa Bay ....................... Indianapolis ..................... @St. Louis ....................... New Orleans .................... @Tampa Bay .................... @Arizona ......................... Seattle ..............................

@San Francisco ......17-20 Seattle .....................23-20 @Baltimore .............23-26 Pittsburgh ...............21-14 @St. Louis ..............34-31 Carolina...................10-25 @Washington .........19-21 Bye @Tampa Bay ...........10-17 Detroit .....................31-21 @Cincinnati...................... San Francisco .................. Cleveland ......................... @Seattle........................... @New Orleans ................. Atlanta.............................. St. Louis ..........................

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NEW YORK GIANTS

@Dallas ...................35-45 Green Bay ...............13-35 @Washington .........24-17 Philadelphia ..............16-3 New York Jets .........35-24 @Atlanta .................31-10 San Francisco .........33-15 vs. Miami* ..............13-10 Bye Dallas ......................20-31 @Detroit........................... Minnesota ........................ @Chicago......................... @Philadelphia .................. Washington...................... @Buffalo .......................... New England ....................

*in London, but a home game for Miami

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DETROIT LIONS

@Oakland................36-21 Minnesota ....... 20-17(OT) @Philadelphia .........21-56 Chicago ...................37-27 @Washington ...........3-34 Bye Tampa Bay ..............23-16 @Chicago..................16-7 Denver ......................44-7 @Arizona ................21-31 New York Giants .............. Green Bay ........................ @Minnesota ..................... Dallas ............................... @San Diego ..................... Kansas City ...................... @Green Bay .....................

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CAROLINA PANTHERS

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@St. Louis ..............27-13 Houston ..................21-34 @Atlanta .................27-20 Tampa Bay ................7-20 @New Orleans ........16-13 @Arizona ................25-10 Bye Indianapolis ..............7-31 @Tennessee ..............7-20 Atlanta.....................13-20 @Green Bay ..................... New Orleans .................... San Francisco .................. @Jacksonville .................. Seattle .............................. Dallas ............................... @Tampa Bay ....................

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

ARIZONA CARDINALS

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ATLANTA FALCONS

NFC WEST

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Team Green Bay Packers Detroit Lions Chicago Bears Minnesota Vikings

CHICAGO BEARS

NFC SOUTH S-9 S-16 S-23 S-30 O-7 O-15 O-21 O-28 N-4 N-11 N-18 N-22 D-2 D-10 D-16 D-23 D-30

Team Dallas Cowboys New York Giants Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles

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SAN FRANCISCO 49ERS

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Arizona....................20-17 @St. Louis ..............17-16 @Pittsburgh ............16-37 Seattle .......................3-23 Baltimore ....................7-9 Bye @New York Giants ..15-33 New Orleans ...........10-31 @Atlanta ................16-20 @Seattle........................... St. Louis .......................... @Arizona ......................... @Carolina ........................ Minnesota ........................ Cincinnati ......................... Tampa Bay ....................... @Cleveland ......................

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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES

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@Green Bay ............13-16 Washington.............12-20 Detroit .....................56-21 @New York Giants ....3-16 Bye @New York Jets........16-9 Chicago ...................16-19 @Minnesota ............23-16 Dallas ......................17-38 @Washington .........33-25 Miami............................... @New England................. Seattle .............................. New York Giants .............. @Dallas............................ @New Orleans ................. Buffalo .............................

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GREEN BAY PACKERS

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Philadelphia ............16-13 @New York Giants ..35-13 San Diego ...............31-24 @Minnesota ............23-16 Chicago ...................20-27 Washington.............17-14 Bye @Denver ......... 19-13(OT) @Kansas City ..........33-22 Minnesota .................34-0 Carolina............................ @Detroit........................... @Dallas............................ Oakland ............................ @St. Louis ....................... @Chicago......................... Detroit ..............................

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NEW ORLEANS SAINTS

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@Indianapolis .........10-41 @Tampa Bay ...........14-31 Tennessee ...............14-31 Bye Carolina...................13-16 @Seattle..................28-17 Atlanta.....................22-16 @San Francisco ......31-10 Jacksonville ............41-24 St. Louis .................29-37 @Houston ........................ @Carolina ........................ Tampa Bay ....................... @Atlanta .......................... Arizona............................. Philadelphia ..................... @Chicago.........................

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SEATTLE SEAHAWKS

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Tampa Bay ................20-6 @Arizona ...............20-23 Cincinnati ................24-21 @San Francisco ........23-3 @Pittsburgh ..............0-21 New Orleans ...........17-28 St. Louis ...................33-6 Bye @Cleveland ..... 30-33(OT) San Francisco .................. Chicago ............................ @St. Louis ....................... @Philadelphia .................. Arizona............................. @Carolina ........................ Baltimore ......................... @Atlanta ..........................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 6-0 2-1 3W 4-3 2-0 1L 3-3 2-1 1L 3-5 1-0 1W WASHINGTON REDSKINS

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Miami......................16-13 @Philadelphia .........28-12 New York Giants .....17-24 Bye Detroit .......................34-3 @Green Bay ............14-17 Arizona....................21-19 @New England..........7-52 @NY Jets ........ 23-20(OT) Philadelphia ............25-33 @Dallas............................ @Tampa Bay .................... Buffalo ............................. Chicago ............................ @New York Giants ........... @Minnesota ..................... Dallas ...............................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 5-1 3-0 4W 4-3 2-0 1L 2-4 2-1 1W 2-5 1-1 1L MINNESOTA VIKINGS

S-9 S-16 S-23 S-30 O-7 O-14 O-21 O-28 N-4 N-11 N-18 N-25 D-2 D-9 D-17 D-23 D-30

Atlanta.......................24-3 @Detroit.......... 17-20(OT) @Kansas City ..........10-13 Green Bay ...............16-23 Bye @Chicago................34-31 @Dallas...................14-24 Philadelphia ............16-23 San Diego ...............35-17 @Green Bay ..............0-34 Oakland ............................ @New York Giants ........... Detroit .............................. @San Francisco ............... Chicago ............................ Washington...................... @Denver ..........................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 4-2 1-2 1W 4-2 0-3 3L 3-3 1-2 1L 2-4 1-2 2W TAMPA BAY BUCCANEERS

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@Seattle....................6-20 New Orleans ...........31-14 St. Louis ...................24-3 @Carolina .................20-7 @Indianapolis .........14-33 Tennessee ...............13-10 @Detroit..................16-23 Jacksonville ............23-24 Arizona....................17-10 Bye @Atlanta .......................... Washington...................... @New Orleans ................. @Houston ........................ Atlanta.............................. @San Francisco ............... Carolina............................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 3-2 1-2 1L 3-4 1-1 1W 2-4 0-2 6L 1-6 0-2 1W S-9 S-16 S-23 S-30 O-7 O-14 O-21 O-28 N-4 N-11 N-18 N-25 D-2 D-9 D-16 D-20 D-30

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Carolina...................13-27 San Francisco .........16-17 @Tampa Bay .............3-24 @Dallas.....................7-35 Arizona....................31-34 @Baltimore ...............3-22 @Seattle....................6-33 Cleveland ................20-27 Bye @New Orleans ........37-29 @San Francisco ............... Seattle .............................. Atlanta.............................. @Cincinnati...................... Green Bay ........................ Pittsburgh ........................ @Arizona .........................


Frantz’ Rantz! Right Message, Wrong Messenger

Personal memo to Don Shula: You are absolutely right. Now shut up about it. It is truly a shame when an important message regarding the integrity of the National Football League and the legacies that will forever define it is unnecessarily diluted by an inadequate messenger. And despite his status as a Hall of Famer, coaching legend and NFL icon, Shula is the wrong person to be calling out New England’s Bill Belicheater. “The Spygate thing has diminished what they’ve accomplished. You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They’ve got it,” Shula correctly stated last week. “Belichick was fined $500,000, the team was fined $250,000 and they lost a first round draft choice. That tells you the seriousness or significance of what they found.” Shula was spot-on with every point, and despite his backpedaling on the issue a couple days later

in response to media criticism, his message was loud and clear. Having such a respected member of the NFL coaching community verbalizing what fans all over America think was long overdue, especially as the “experts” continue their season-long coronation of the Patriots as the best team in history. In his strongest remark, Shula even pulled out the asterisk card: “I guess you got the same thing as putting an asterisk by Barry Bonds’ home run record. I guess it will be noted that the Patriots were fined and a No. 1 draft choice was taken away during that year of accomplishment.” Again, an outstanding analysis that needed to be made by someone of influence, and there are few voices in NFL history as influential as Shula’s. That said, he is simply the wrong man for the job. The problem is that Shula’s 1972 Miami Dolphins, who recorded the

by Bob Frantz Bob Frantz is a morning talk radio personality, heard weekdays from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. on WTAM 1100. He co-hosts the Cleveland Browns pre-game show on WTAM each Sunday, and is a weekly sports columnist with the San Francisco Examiner. Bob has also worked on the Browns radio network.

only perfect season in NFL history, is comprised of a bunch of bitter old men who continue to cling to their accomplishment like Rosie O’Donnell does a bucket of chicken. Each year the ’72 Dolphins count the days until the last undefeated team is conquered. Then they break out the champagne and celebrate like 3-year-olds at a Wiggles concert. Dick Anderson, Nick Buoniconti, Jim Mandich and others have acted like prima donnas for 35 years, and they apparently have no intention of changing now. They behave as though their entire careers are defined only by the perfect season, as if their very identities will be somehow wiped from the record books if another team duplicates the feat. Someone needs to inform the grumpy old men, including Shula, that even if they may no longer be the only team to reach perfection

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in the NFL, there is still something to be said for being the first. Records are meant to be broken, and the Dolphins should take heart in the fact theirs can only be equaled anyway. A perfect season is a perfect season, whether through 17 games or 19, and nothing can change that. Chuck Noll or Tom Landry calling out the criminals in New England? Now that would have been a statement. All legendary coaches should be offended that Belicheater has invaded their historic territory. But Shula as the spokesman on the issue doesn’t come off like a legend protecting the integrity of his sport. He comes off like a cranky old coach protecting the egos of a bunch of cranky old players.

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Browns Game Day

Andre Knott is both the beat and sideline reporter for the Cleveland Browns radio broadcasts on WTAM 1100. He also hosts some Browns-related shows for SportsTime Ohio network.

Baltimore Ravens

What a beautiful thing it is to be able to say the new Cleveland Browns are better than the old ones. It’s true, and nothing would be more enjoyable than to see the Browns get a repeat win over their AFC North Division rival this week in Baltimore. In fact, a win is a must. Though they lost a heartbreaker at Pittsburgh on Sunday, the Browns served notice that they are a legitimate playoff contender. Cleveland stood toe-to-toe with the red-hot Steelers from the opening kickoff, in no way resembling the bungling bunch that was hammered by the gold and black on opening day. At 5-4, the Browns are in sole possession of second place in the division, two games behind the Steelers. The Ravens are 4-5. In the race for the two wild card spots, the Browns trail Jacksonville and Tennessee by one game.

Cleveland at Baltimore When: Sunday, Nov. 18, 2007 Time: 1 p.m. EST Where: M&T Bank Stadium Last Meeting: Cleveland won, 27-13, September 30 at Cleveland Browns Stadium.

BROWNS OFFENSE VS. RAVENS DEFENSE

The Ravens do not play catch-up football well at all. In fact, they’re horrible at it because their offense stinks. Just telling it like it is here. That’s why it’s essential for the Browns to get off to another great start against the Ravens. In the first meeting, Cleveland jumped out to a 14-0 lead 10 minutes into the first quarter and was never threatened in winning 27-13. The Ravens didn’t find the end zone until the fourth quarter. You can be assured that Ravens defensive coordinator Rex Ryan won’t allow the Browns a repeat performance. Expect stud linebacker Ray Lewis and his teammates to bring endless pressure from the opening possession. Though Derek Anderson handled Pittsburgh’s pressure well last week, the offense did bog down in the second half, failing to move the ball until the final ill-fated possession. In the first meeting with Baltimore, running back Jamal Lewis carried 23 times, and though he netted only 64 yards, Cleveland’s commitment to the ground game kept the Raven defense honest all game. Thus, another similar effort by Ravens free safety Ed Reed Lewis is needed. The Browns offensive line continues to improve, and should be prepared for whatever the Ravens come at them with scheme-wise. Baltimore may have to come up with a defensive score in order to win. ADVANTAGE: Ravens

RAVENS OFFENSE VS. BROWNS DEFENSE

As mentioned, the Ravens are struggling offensively. They average just 15 points and 296 yards per game. Those stats aren’t as revealing as the fact the Ravens were held to seven points and 272 yards and committed six turnovers against a Cincinnati defense ranked 31st in the NFL. However, when the teams met in Cleveland, the Ravens rolled up 418 yards and never punted. They simply failed to finish drives. Because Steve McNair has been hobbled by a groin pull and has played poorly since his return against Pittsburgh on November 3, it wouldn’t surprise me to see backup Kyle Boller start against the Browns. 6

ANDRE MAKES THE CALL! The Browns are legit. While they may not be ready to win a big game like last week’s at Pittsburgh, they are ready to prove they’re easily the second-best team in the division and a playoff contender.

BROWNS 27-17

Boller’s numbers are rather pedestrian, as he’s completed around 60 percent of his passes with four TDs and three interceptions. Because McNair and Boller are, quite frankly, snail-like slow, the Browns should take some risks with some blitzes. Moreover, the Ravens’ offensive line has been banged up and retooled, so the quarterbacks will be more vulnerable than usual. Running back Willis McGahee rushed for 114 yards in Cleveland, but had only 14 carries. Expect him to get nearly twice that number of rushes this week. McGahee’s been excellent coming out of the backfield as well, ranking second on the team with 27 receptions. Wideout Derrick Mason is having an all-pro Ravens running back Willis McGahee season with 66 receptions for 593 yards and a pair of TDs. Mason caught 10 passes for 78 yards in the first battle against the Browns. The always dependable and sometimes spectacular Todd Heap is still looking for his 2007 breakout game. The 6-5, 250-pound tight end will line up in the slot, go in motion, you name it and he’ll do it. ADVANTAGE: Ravens

SPECIAL TEAMS

You’ll see two of the most exciting return men in the NFL in this game. The Ravens feature speed demon Yamon Figurs. This guy is insanely fast. He’s returned a punt 75 yards for a TD and averages 29 yards on kick returns. Of course, the Browns counter with Joshua Cribbs, who is easily headed to his first Pro Bowl. Cribbs nearly saved the day at Pittsburgh with his 100yard kickoff return for a TD, while an earlier 90-yard return set up one of the Browns’ three first half TDs. If the Ravens kick to him, they’re idiots. By the way, there’s no reason to be down on Browns kicker Phil Dawson. His 52-yard miss into the wind at Pittsburgh was right on line, but just came up short. He’ll rebound. ADVANTAGE: Browns

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Cats & Dawgs DAVE LAPHAM

Doug Dieken

Dave Lapham, former offensive lineman for the Bengals, is in his 22nd season as color analyst on the Cincinnati Bengals Radio Network, and co-hosts Bengals Breakdown.

cleveland Cleveland. Though the Browns defense isn’t very good, the Ravens offense is worse. I know because I watched Cincinnati hold Baltimore to a fourth quarter touchdown on Sunday!

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Doug Dieken, an offensive lineman for Cleveland from 1971-85, is the radio color analyst for the Browns Radio Network. He also provides indepth analysis of the team on WKYC TV 3 in Cleveland and SportsTime Ohio.

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Cincinnati. The Bengals Arizona. Now that are a different team the Bengals are out with Chris Henry in the line-up. I wouldn’t of contention, I don’t think they’ll show be surprised to see this team go on a win- up to play every week. I’m picking ning streak now. more against Cincinnati than I am for Arizona.

Who knows more about the NFL — a former Bengal or Brown? Let’s find out as Dave Lapham and Doug Dieken go at it like Cats & Dawgs all season long!

ny giants detroit AT Detroit. Jon Kitna is the New York. The Giants man. The Lions are tough are just a very physical at home and want to send the message team, and even though Detroit can be a that there’s a third good team in the NFC. tough place for a visiting team, I don’t see the Lions staying in playoff contention for much longer.

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Tennessee. The Titans have a play-making quarterback, and the Broncos just aren’t as dominant at home as they used to be.

Lapham OTHER Games dieken Jacksonville Seattle New Orleans Dallas Pittsburgh

San Diego at Jacksonville Chicago at Seattle New Orleans at Houston Washington at Dallas Pittsburgh at New York Jets

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Week 11 TEAM RECORD LSU (40) 9-1 Oregon (22) 8-1 Oklahoma (1) 9-1 Kansas (1) 10-0 West Virginia (1) 8-1 Missouri 9-1 Ohio State 10-1 Georgia 8-2 Arizona State 9-1 Virginia Tech 8-2 USC 8-2 Texas 9-2 Hawaii 9-0 Florida 7-3 Clemson 8-2 Virginia 9-2 Boise State 9-1 Boston College 8-2 Tennessee 7-3 Illinois 8-3 Cincinnati 8-2 Kentucky 7-3 Michigan 8-3 Wisconsin 8-3 Connecticut 8-2

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Others Receiving Votes Penn State 98, Auburn 72, Brigham Young 56, South Florida 21, California 18, Mississippi State 6, Arkansas 4, Air Force 2, Alabama 1.

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Others Receiving Votes Connecticut 103, Brigham Young 64, Auburn 54, Air Force 10, Arkansas 5, Rutgers 4, Mississippi State 3, UCF 1, California 1, Fresno State 1.

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USA Today Coaches Poll Week 11 TEAM RECORD LSU (35) 9-1 Oregon (13) 8-1 Oklahoma (4) 9-1 Kansas (7) 10-0 West Virginia (1) 8-1 Missouri 9-1 Ohio State 10-1 Arizona State 9-1 Georgia 8-2 Virginia Tech 8-2 Texas 9-2 Hawaii 9-0 USC 8-2 Florida 7-3 Boise State 9-1 Clemson 8-2 Virginia 9-2 Boston College 8-2 Tennessee 7-3 Kentucky 7-3 Illinois 8-3 Penn State 8-3 Michigan 8-3 Wisconsin 8-3 Cincinnati 8-2

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Week 11 TEAM RECORD LSU (73) 9-1 Oregon (22) 8-1 Oklahoma (9) 9-1 Kansas (8) 10-0 West Virginia 8-1 Missouri 9-1 Ohio State 10-1 Arizona State 9-1 Georgia 8-2 Virginia Tech 8-2 Hawaii 9-0 Texas 9-2 USC 8-2 Florida 7-3 Boise State 9-1 Clemson 8-2 Virginia 9-2 Boston College 8-2 Tennessee 7-3 Illinois 8-3 Kentucky 7-3 Michigan 8-3 Wisconsin 8-3 Cincinnati 8-2 Penn State 8-3

PTS PVS 2742 2 2651 3 2580 4 2498 5 2278 6 2248 7 2100 1 1919 9 1840 11 1665 13 1641 10 1639 12 1561 14 1335 17 1052 19 985 20 973 21 928 8 655 24 542 NR 526 23 440 15 393 NR 373 NR 316 NR

Others Receiving Votes Connecticut 239, Auburn 115, Brigham Young 85, California 24, South Florida 24, Air Force 22, Rutgers 4, Maryland 3, Alabama 2, UCF 1, Utah 1.

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Introducing the...

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hey own among themselves nearly 3,000 career victories. They have coached in every major Division I-A conference. They’ve won dozens of bowl games and five national championships. They’ve coached with, and against, all the legends. And now they’re sharing the expertise with the readers of This Week In Football! Sixteen coaches with Hall of Fame resumes comprise the Master Coaches

Survey (MCS), a revolutionary approach to ranking the nation’s top teams. The group, which includes former Ohio State Coach and This Week In Football columnist John Cooper, was created during the 2005 college football season. Former Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler was also part of the MCS prior to his passing on Nov. 17. “The Master Coaches Survey features the most experienced coaches who not only watch all the games, but they also

discuss and deliberate before they cast their weekly votes,” says Andy Curtin, executive director of MCS. “No other system has these components.” Each week during the season, the MCS staff tapes games and gathers vital statistics for the coaches to review. The coaches evaluate the information and then have a group teleconference before casting their ballots. In that conference call, they give their reports, and discuss, argue, laugh and enjoy the fellowship they were too busy and too competitive

to enjoy when they coached. As the BCS continues to struggle with its credibility, it may be only a matter of time before the MCS Poll becomes a part of the BCS formula for determining which two teams should play for the national championship. The MCS Web site (www.mcspoll. com) includes ample information and commentary from the coaches as well. The MCS also provides a subscription service for those who seek direct access to the coaches.

Meet The Masters John Cooper

Ohio State, Arizona State, Tulsa • 192-84-6 (24 seasons)

• With 111 victories in 13 seasons, Cooper ranks as the second-winningest coach in Ohio State history. • Has coached nine teams to conference championships (and another five to second-place finishes), including the 1998, 1996 and 1993 Ohio State teams that shared Big Ten titles. • Became the first head coach to lead teams from both the Big Ten and the Pac-10 to victories in the Rose Bowl (he coached ASU to a 22-15 win over Michigan at the end of the 1986 season).

Terry Donahue

UCLA • 151-74-8 (20 seasons)

• Of his 151 victories (.665 winning percentage), 98 were in Pac-10 conference games. He was the all-time conference leader, topping Master Coach Don James of Washington (97) and John McKay of USC (70). • Won five Pac-10 Championships, his UCLA-coached teams were ranked in the top 10 nationally five times and he led the Bruins to four appearances in the Rose Bowl.

Vince Dooley

Georgia • 201-77-10 (25 seasons)

• Guided Georgia to an undefeated season and the national championship in 1980. • Led the Bulldogs to 20 bowl games, including a 17-10 victory over Notre Dame in the Sugar Bowl that clinched Georgia’s first national title since 1942. • Won 201 games and six SEC championships during his 25-year tenure (1964-88) as head coach at UGA, suffering only one losing season during that time frame.

Pat Dye

Auburn, Wyoming, East Carolina • 153-62-5 (19 seasons)

• Led Auburn to four SEC titles, including three straight from 1987-89, during his 12-year tenure (1981-1992) with the Tigers. • Was a three-time SEC Coach of the Year honoree. • Was named National Coach of the Year in 1983 after leading Auburn to an 11-1 record, including a victory over Michigan in the Sugar Bowl.

LaVell Edwards

Brigham Young • 257-101-3 (29 seasons)

• Led BYU to a national championship in 1984. • His 257 overall wins ranks sixth in Division I-A history, and he has more victories than all other coaches in BYU history combined. • Won the Western Athletic Conference title in 20 of his 29 seasons as head coach.

Hayden Fry

Iowa, North Texas State, Southern Methodist 232-178-10 (37 seasons)

• Transformed Iowa from a perennial doormat into a three-time Big Ten champion and 14-time bowl participant (including three Rose Bowls). • Compiled a 143-89-6 record in 20 years (1978-98) at Iowa. • Won 232 career games as a Division I head coach, including 11 years with SMU and six years at North Texas State.

Don James

Washington, Kent State • 178-76-3 (22 seasons)

• Led Washington to a Rose Bowl victory and the national championship in 1991. • Posted a 153-57-2 record in 18 seasons (1974-92) with the Huskies. • Career record is 178-76-3 (.698). • Led Kent State to the Mid-American Conference championship in 1972.

Frank Kush

Arizona State • 176-54-1 (22 seasons)

• Credited with building Arizona State’s reputation as a major contender in collegiate football. • Guided ASU to 20 winning seasons in his 22-year tenure (1958-79). • Had a 6-1 record in bowl games.

Dick MacPherson

Syracuse, Massachusetts • 111-73-5 (17 seasons)

• Compiled a 66-46-4 record during his 10 years at Syracuse. • Won National Coach of the Year honors in 1987 after leading the Orangemen to an 11-0-1 record, tying

Auburn in the 1988 Sugar Bowl. •Led the Orange to a 3-1-1 record in bowl games.

Bill Mallory

Indiana, Northern Illinois, Colorado, Miami (Ohio) 165-121-4 (27 seasons)

• One of only seven coaches ever to guide three different programs to top 20 finishes in the national polls. • Compiled a 165-121-4 career record at Miami (Ohio), Colorado, Northern Illinois and Indiana. • Finished his career as Indiana’s alltime winningest coach with 69 victories.

Don Nehlen

West Virginia • 202-128-8 (30 seasons)

• Became the 17th coach in NCAA Division I-A history to record 200 career victories. • Coached more seasons (21) and won more games (149) than any other coach in West Virginia University history. • Guided his program to 13 bowls, 17 winning seasons and the 1993 Big East Conference title.

Tom Osborne

Nebraska • 255-49-3 (25 seasons)

• Led the Cornhuskers to 13 conference championships and three national championships (1994, 1995 & 1997). • Best winning percentage (83.6%) among active NCAA Division I-A coaches at time of retirement and fifth best of all time. • Inducted into College Football Hall of Fame in 1999.

John Ralston

Stanford, Utah St., San Jose State • 97-81-4 (17 seasons)

• Compiled a record of 55-36-3 at Stanford (1963-71) while reviving a sagging program. • Last two Stanford teams won Pacific 8 titles and Rose Bowl victories. • Posted a 31-11-1 record at Utah State (1959-62) and led the team to two conference championships and two bowls.

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John Robinson

Southern California, UNLV • 132-77-4 (18 seasons)

• Led USC to a national championship (1978), two No. 2 finishes, three Pac-10 titles and five bowls in his original run (1976-82) with the program, including three Rose Bowl victories. • His second term (1993-97) at USC featured three more bowl victories, including the Rose Bowl in 1995 that improved his career record in the bowl to 4-0.

R.C. Slocum

Texas A&M • 123-47-2 (14 seasons)

• Ranks as the winningest coach in Texas A&M history with 123 career wins. • Never had a losing season in his 14-year tenure with the Aggies. • Won four conference championships, including the Big 12 title in 1998.

Gene Stallings

Alabama, Texas A&M • 89-70-1 (14 seasons)

• In seven years as head coach at Alabama, directed the Crimson Tide to one national championship (1992), an SEC championship (1996), three straight SEC Western Division titles (1992, 1993, 1994) and six post-season bowl appearances. • Guided Alabama to an undefeated season and the school’s only 13-0 record en route to the national title in 1992. • Won two SEC Coach of the Year Awards (1992, 1994), while also named the Paul Bryant/FWAA Coach of the Year in 1992.

George Welsh

Virginia, Navy • 189-132-4 (28 seasons)

• Became the alltime winningest coach in University of Virginia and Atlantic Coast Conference history. • Is the all-time winningest coach at Navy, his alma mater. • Guided Virginia to 15 winning seasons in 19 years.

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Team Rec. LSU 9-1 Oregon 8-1 Oklahoma 9-1 Kansas 10-0 Missouri 9-1 Ohio State 10-1 West Virginia 8-1 Georgia 8-2 Arizona State 9-1 Virginia Tech 8-2 USC 8-2 Texas 9-2 Hawaii 9-0 Florida 7-3 Boise State 9-1 Clemson 8-2 Tennessee 7-3 Virginia 9-2 Illinois 8-3 Boston College 8-2 Michigan 8-3 Cincinnati 8-2 Wisconsin 8-3 Kentucky 7-3 Penn State 8-3

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John Ralston Gradishar Should Be In Pro Football Hall of Fame

I realize it’s Michigan Week for you wonderful people in Buckeye country, and though all focus is on The Game, I’d like to use this opportunity in This Week In Football to bring to your attention a travesty that should touch a nerve with you, as it has with me. Randy Gradishar is not in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Amazing, but true. The player Woody Hayes called “the greatest linebacker I ever coached” at Ohio State, Gradishar spent 10 seasons (1974-83) leading the Denver Broncos’ Orange Crush defense. Correction: He didn’t lead the Orange Crush defense; he WAS the Orange Crush defense. I should know because I was the head coach of the Broncos (1972-76). I selected Randy with the 14th overall pick

of the 1974 draft. Prior to selecting him, I called Woody and asked his opinion. He replied, “You will never have a better football player or person on your team.” Woody was right.

Gradishar was named to the Pro Bowl seven times, including his final six years. He was the best tackler I’ve ever seen to this day. For whatever reason, though, he has not been selected to the Hall of Fame. SORRY, BUCKEYE FANS! He’s been nominated several times, and First of all, I must confess that I was raised on Michigan’s the closest he came was in 2003 when he upper peninsula and was a big Michigan fan. made the final 10. But even so, I can objectively say that Michigan is going He was inducted in the Colorado to beat Ohio State this week. Sports Hall of Fame in 1987 and the Even though he Wolverines lost at Wisconsin last week, Broncos’ Ring of Fame two years later. they are not the same team that lost to Appalachian State For most of you reading this publiand Oregon early in the season. cation, the Pro Football Hall of Fame is Michigan is hungrier than Ohio State to win The Game. right in your own backyard. I implore Losing five out of six games to your arch-rival tends to create you to write the sports editor of your a sense of desperation that great programs usually respond local newspaper and anyone else you to. may have a connection to in the world The difference in this game is home field advantage. of sports and let them know Gradishar Look for Michigan to break a 21-21 tie with a late, game- deserves this honor. winning score. As I write this, I still shake my head Despite the loss to Illinois, Ohio State is still a very good in disbelief that one of the greatest playteam, and certainly a Buckeye win wouldn’t surprise me. ers of all time doesn’t have a bust in If Jim Tressel isn’t the best coach in college football Canton. today, I’m not sure who is.

The Amazin’ Maetz! Turn The Page “Now here I am, on the road again. There I am, up on the stage. Here I go, playing star again. There I go, turn the page.” When rocker Bob Seger and his Silver Bullet Band released “Turn the Page” 34 years ago, they were not talking about football. The ballad is about the non-glamorous side of a rock star’s life, when the fans aren’t cheering and the spotlight isn’t a desirable place to be. It’s something another Silver Bullet band could relate to as afternoon turned into evening last Saturday in Columbus. Indeed Ohio State’s Silver Bullet band sounded much like Seger’s group during interviews following the loss. They couldn’t turn the page from Illinois to Michigan fast enough. Having covered Ohio State football for 14 years, I’ve seen many different approaches to Michigan Week. Usually, the media brings up the “M” word long before the players get the chance to do so. But Saturday the team couldn’t wait to get the disgusting taste of a loss to Illinois out of their mouths and look ahead to The Game. The post-game interview scenario at Ohio State always follows the same format. Coach Jim Tressel makes an opening comment, followed by the four captains. Media members fire questions thereafter. 10

After most games, the captains talk about the things the team did well and things the team needs to improve on. There is sometimes vague references to getting better week-to-week, but the next opponent usually isn’t acknowledged until a reporter asks about it. In the post-mortem of Illinois, James Laurinaitis mentioned Michigan in his first sentence: “We have to kind of look at each other and look at ourselves in the mirror and go in there tonight or tomorrow and focus on Michigan.” Larry Grant made the transition from Illinois to Michigan even quicker: “Of course it hurts to go out like this as a senior, but it’s Michigan Week.” Kirk Barton spent 20 seconds talking about the disappointment of losing on senior day before turning to Michigan and promising to begin preparing immediately for the Wolverines. He planned to be in the weight room that night. Tressel was asked how much time it took in the locker room to shake off the loss and look ahead to the game in Ann Arbor. “We know we have a big week coming up and we’ve got to grow from this,” Tressel said. “So I don’t know if it was 48 seconds into it or a minute and 10 or whatever.” And so they did turn the page. The Buckeyes will talk about nothing but Michigan for the rest of the week.

Dave Maetzold is the co-host of This Week In Football radio show, which airs every Sunday morning from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., on 610 WTVN. Dave is also part of 610’s extensive game day coverage of OSU football. He has also covered the Columbus Blue Jackets, the Olympics, three World Series, a Super Bowl, NBA and Major League Baseball All-Star games and 22 consecutive Memorial Tournaments.

For the first time since 1959 both teams come into The Game with a loss. That will only add to the pressure to win. No team wants to end the season with consecutive losses, even though that would make a nice symmetrical season for Michigan, which started the season with a pair of defeats. The Buckeyes need to turn the page to keep their dreams of a Big Ten title alive. The Buckeyes need to turn the page to keep their slim hopes of returning to the BCS National Championship alive. The Buckeyes need to turn the page to help all of the fans (who are still hurting from the Florida and Illinois losses) turn the page. Tressel needs to page through the playbook that has enabled his Buckeyes to beat the Wolverines five of six times, including the last three in a row. By Saturday the page turning should be over. It’ll be time to heave the entire book at the Maize and Blue and start packing for the Rose Bowl.

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powerade previewS Atlantic Division

#17 Boston College at #15 Clemson

BCS Bowl For Tigers?

If Clemson wins it wins the ACC Atlantic Division and gets a shot at revenge against Virginia Tech in the conference championship. Clemson Coach Tommy Bowden, who is annually on the hot seat, needs this win big-time, while the Eagles could use a quality win like this to end its sputtering ways. The Eagles have won the last two meetings with Clemson in overtime, and we see another nail-biter this week.

Prediction: Clemson 24-23 Master Insight “Clemson’s on a roll. If the Tigers win this one they’ll give Virginia Tech all they can handle. Boston College has come back to reality, and unfortunately the Eagles are facing the wrong team this week.” – Dick MacPherson

As a matter of...

OPINION

FACT

Over the past five seasons, Boston College has posted an impressive 21-9 record (.700) on the road, including 3-1 this season. Six of the wins are over ranked teams.

A-30 S-6 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

CINCINNATI (8-2) SE Missouri State....59-3 Oregon State...........34-3 @Miami (OH)........47-10 Marshall.................40-14 @San Diego State..52-23 @Rutgers..............28-23 Louisville...............24-28 @Pittsburgh..........17-24 Bye @South Florida......38-33 UConn.....................27-3 West Virginia.................. @Syracuse.....................

A-30 S-6 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-5 O-13 O-19 O-27 N-3 N-8 N-17 N-29

LOUISVILLE (5-5) Murray State..........73-10 Mid. Tenn. St.........58-42 @Kentucky............34-40 Syracuse................35-38 @N.C. State...........29-10 Utah.......................35-44 @Cincinnati...........28-24 @UConn................17-21 Pittsburgh..............24-17 Bye @West Virginia......31-38 @South Florida............... Rutgers...........................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-10 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24 D-1

PITTSBURGH (4-5) Eastern Michigan.....27-3 Grambling State.....34-10 @Michigan State...13-17 UConn...................14-34 @Virginia...............14-44 Bye Navy............. 45-48 (OT) Cincinnati...............24-17 @Louisville............17-24 Syracuse................20-17 Bye @Rutgers....................... South Florida.................. @West Virginia............... RUTGERS (6-4) Buffalo.....................38-3 Navy......................41-27 Norfolk State...........59-0 Bye Maryland...............24-34 Cincinnati...............23-28 @Syracuse............38-14 South Florida.........30-27 West Virginia...........3-31 @UConn................19-38 @Army....................41-6 Pittsburgh....................... Bye................................. @Louisville.....................

Despite Clemson’s history of futility in big games under Bowden, combined with BC’s excellent road record, why are we going with Clemson? Gut feeling, which is as reliable as anything you’ll hear on ESPN this weekend.

SOUTH FLORIDA (7-3) S-1 ELON.....................28-13 S-8 @Auburn...............26-23 S-15 Bye S-22 North Carolina.......37-10 S-28 West Virginia.........21-13 O-6 @Florida Atlantic...35-23 O-13 Central Florida.......64-12 O-18 @Rutgers..............27-30 O-27 @UConn................15-22 N-3 Cincinnati...............33-38 N-10 @Syracuse............41-10 N-17 Louisville........................ N-24 @Pittsburgh...................

BOSTON COLLEGE (8-2) S-1 Wake Forest...........38-28 S-8 N.C. State..............37-17 S-15 @Georgia Tech......24-10 S-22 Army......................37-17 S-29 UMass...................24-14 O-6 Bowling Green.......55-24 O-13 @Notre Dame........27-14 O-20 Bye O-25 @Virginia Tech.......14-10 N-3 Florida State..........17-27 N-10 @Maryland............35-42 N-17 @Clemson...................... N-24 Miami (Fla.).................... CLEMSON (8-2) S-3 Florida State..........24-18 S-8 Louisiana-Monroe.49-26 S-15 Furman..................38-10 S-22 @N.C. State...........42-20 S-29 @Georgia Tech........3-13 O-6 Virginia Tech..........23-41 O-13 Bye O-20 Central Michigan...70-14 O-27 @Maryland............30-17 N-3 @Duke...................47-10 N-10 Wake Forest...........44-10 N-17 Boston College............... N-24 @South Carolina............. FLORIDA STATE (6-4) S-3 @Clemson.............18-24 S-8 UAB.......................34-24 S-15 @Colorado...............16-6 S-22 Bye S-29 Alabama.................21-14 O-6 N.C. State..............27-10 O-11 @Wake Forest.......21-24 O-20 Miami (Fla.)...........29-37 O-27 Duke........................25-6 N-3 @Boston College...27-17 N-10 @Virginia Tech.......21-40 N-17 Maryland........................ N-24 @Florida.........................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-19 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

UCONN (8-2) @Duke...................45-14 Maine.......................38-0 Temple...................22-17 @Pittsburgh..........34-14 Akron.....................44-10 Bye @Virginia...............16-17 Louisville...............21-17 South Florida.........22-15 Rutgers..................38-19 @Cincinnati.............3-27 Syracuse......................... @West Virginia...............

A-31 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

SYRACUSE (2-8) Washington...........12-42 @Iowa.....................0-35 Illinois....................20-41 @Louisville............38-35 @Miami (OH)........14-17 West Virginia.........14-55 Rutgers..................14-38 Buffalo...................20-12 Bye @Pittsburgh..........17-20 South Florida.........10-41 @UConn......................... Cincinnati........................

WEST VIRGINIA (8-1) S-1 Western Michigan.62-24 S-8 @Marshall.............48-23 S-13 @Maryland............31-14 S-22 East Carolina...........48-7 S-28 @South Florida......13-21 O-6 @Syracuse............55-14 O-13 Bye O-20 Mississippi State...38-13 O-27 @Rutgers................31-3 N-3 Bye N-8 Louisville...............38-31 N-17 @Cincinnati.................... N-24 UConn............................ D-1 Pittsburgh.......................

DUKE (1-9) S-1 UConn...................14-45 S-8 @Virginia...............13-24 S-15 @Northwestern......20-14 S-22 @Navy...................43-46 S-29 @Miami (Fla.)........14-24 O-6 Wake Forest...........36-44 O-13 Virginia Tech..........14-43 O-20 Bye O-27 @Florida State.........6-25 N-3 Clemson................10-47 N-10 Georgia Tech.........24-41 N-17 @Notre Dame................. N-24 @North Carolina............. GEORGIA TECH (6-4) S-1 @Notre Dame..........33-3 S-8 Samford.................69-14 S-15 Boston College......10-24 S-22 @Virginia...............23-28 S-29 Clemson..................13-3 O-6 @Maryland............26-28 O-13 @Miami (FL)..........17-14 O-20 Army......................34-10 O-27 Bye N-1 Virginia Tech............3-27 N-10 @Duke...................41-24 N-17 North Carolina................ N-24 Georgia........................... MIAMI (FL) (5-5) S-1 Marshall...................31-3 S-8 @Oklahoma...........13-51 S-15 Florida Int................23-9 S-20 Texas A&M............34-17 S-29 Duke......................24-14 O-6 @North Carolina....27-33 O-13 Georgia Tech.........14-17 O-20 @Florida State.......37-29 O-27 Bye N-3 N.C. State..... 16-19 (OT) N-10 Virginia....................0-48 N-17 @Virginia Tech................ N-24 @Boston College............

NORTH CAROLINA (3-7) S-1 James Madison.....37-14 S-8 @East Carolina......31-34 S-15 Virginia..................20-22 S-22 @South Florida......10-37 S-29 @Virginia Tech.......10-17 O-6 Miami (Fla.)...........33-27 O-13 South Carolina.......15-21 O-20 Bye O-27 @Wake Forest.......10-37 N-3 Maryland...............16-13 N-10 @N.C. State...........27-31 N-17 @Georgia Tech............... N-24 Duke............................... VIRGINIA (9-2) S-1 @Wyoming..............3-23 S-8 Duke......................24-13 S-15 @North Carolina....22-20 S-22 Georgia Tech.........28-23 S-29 Pittsburgh..............44-14 O-6 @Mid. Tenn. St......23-21 O-13 UConn...................17-16 O-20 @Maryland............18-17 O-27 @N.C. State...........24-29 N-3 Wake Forest...........17-16 N-10 @Miami (Fla.)..........48-0 N-17 Bye................................. N-24 Virginia Tech................... VIRGINIA TECH (8-2) S-1 East Carolina...........17-7 S-8 @LSU......................7-48 S-15 Ohio.........................28-7 S-22 William & Mary.......44-3 S-29 North Carolina.......17-10 O-6 @Clemson.............44-23 O-13 @Duke...................43-14 O-20 Bye O-25 Boston College......10-14 N-1 @Georgia Tech........27-3 N-10 Florida State..........40-21 N-17 Miami (Fla.).................... N-24 @Virginia........................

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Coastal Division

MARYLAND (5-5) S-1 Villanova................31-14 S-8 @Florida Int...........26-10 S-13 West Virginia.........14-31 S-22 @Wake Forest.24-31(OT) S-29 @Rutgers..............34-24 O-6 Georgia Tech.........28-26 O-13 Bye O-20 Virginia..................17-18 O-27 Clemson................17-30 N-3 @North Carolina....13-16 N-10 Boston College......42-35 N-17 @Florida State................ N-24 @N.C. State.................... N.C. STATE (5-5) S-1 Central Florida.......23-25 S-8 @Boston College...17-37 S-15 Wofford.................38-17 S-22 Clemson................20-42 S-29 Louisville...............10-29 O-6 @Florida State.......10-27 O-13 Bye O-20 @East Carolina......34-20 O-27 Virginia..................29-24 N-3 @Miami (Fla.).19-16 (OT) N-10 North Carolina.......31-27 N-17 @Wake Forest................ N-24 Maryland........................ WAKE FOREST (6-4) S-1 @Boston College...28-38 S-8 Nebraska...............17-20 S-15 Army......................21-10 S-22 Maryland...... 31-24 (OT) S-29 Bye O-6 @Duke...................41-36 O-11 Florida State..........24-21 O-20 @Navy...................44-24 O-27 North Carolina.......37-10 N-3 @Virginia...............16-17 N-10 @Clemson.............10-44 N-17 N.C. State....................... N-24 @Vanderbilt....................

#6 West Virginia at #22 Cincinnati

Almost Heaven: BCS Bowl

On the line is the Big East title and a BCS bowl bid. We expected West Virginia to be in this position, but Cincinnati? Though both teams run an exciting spread attack and score points in bunches, this game will be won with defense and turnovers. UC has more takeaways than anyone in the country. The ‘Eers committed six turnovers in their lone loss at USF. See where we’re going here? On second thought, we don’t see WVU selfdestructing again. There’s a BCS Bowl in WVU’s future.

Prediction: West Virginia 27-24 Master Insight “Cincinnati is running on all cylinders. West Virginia has more talent and quarterback Pat White is a fine athlete. But an upset is on the horizon because the Mountaineers are prone to committing turnovers.” – John Cooper

i n de p e n de n ts S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-9 N-17 N-24 D-1

ARMY (3-7) vs. Akron*.............................14-22 Rhode Island...........................14-7 @Wake Forest.......................10-21 @Boston College...................17-37 Temple..................................31-21 Tulane...........................20-17 (OT) @Central Michigan................23-47 @Georgia Tech......................10-34 Bye @Air Force............................10-30 Rutgers...................................6-41 Tulsa.............................................. Bye................................................. vs. Navy**.....................................

*@Cleveland Browns Stadium **@Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium

A-31 S-7 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-10 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24 D-1

NAVY (6-4) @Temple...............................30-19 @Rutgers..............................27-41 Ball State.......................31-34 (OT) Duke......................................46-43 Air Force................................31-20 Bye @Pittsburgh..................48-45 (OT) Wake Forest..........................24-44 Delaware...............................52-59 @Notre Dame................46-44 (OT) @North Texas........................74-62 Northern Illinois............................. Bye................................................. vs. Army*.......................................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

NOTRE DAME (1-9) Georgia Tech...........................3-33 @Penn State.........................10-31 @Michigan..............................0-38 Michigan State......................14-31 @Purdue...............................19-33 @UCLA....................................20-6 Boston College......................14-27 USC.........................................0-38 Bye Navy..............................44-46 (OT) Air Force................................24-41 Duke ............................................. @Stanford......................................

As a matter of... FACT

WVU leads the all-time series, 131-1. Last year UC held WVU scoreless in the first quarter for the first time ever, but then gave up 21 second quarter points in what turned into a 42-24 blowout loss.

OPINION

In UC’s only win, in 2003, there were a total of 14 fumbles (eight lost) and two interceptions. So again, the only way the Bearcats can pull off the upset is with a lot of help from the Mountaineers.

**@Baltimore’s M&T Bank Stadium

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powerade SCHEDULES East Division AKRON (4-6)

S-1 vs. Army*............... 22-14 S-8 @Ohio State.............. 2-20 S-15 @Indiana................ 24-41 S-22 Kent State............... 27-20 S-29 @UConn................. 10-44 O-6 @West. Michigan.... 39-38 O-13 Temple.................... 20-24 O-20 Bye O-27 @Buffalo................. 10-26 N-2 @Bowling Green..... 20-44 N-7 Ohio........................ 48-37 N-14 @Miami (OH) .................. N-23 Central Michigan............... *@Cleveland Browns Stadium

BOWLING GREEN (6-4)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-2 N-9 N-17 N-23

@Minnesota............ 32-31 @Michigan State.... 17-28 Bye Temple.................... 48-35 Western Kentucky... 41-21 @Boston College.... 24-55 @Miami (OH).......... 14-47 @Kent State............ 31-20 Ohio........................ 27-38 Akron...................... 44-20 @East. Michigan..... 39-32 @Buffalo........................... Toledo...............................

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Rutgers.................. 3-38 @Temple................... 42-7 @Penn State........... 24-45 Baylor..................... 21-34 @Ball State............. 14-49 Ohio........................ 31-10 Toledo..................... 43-33 @Syracuse.............. 12-20 Akron...................... 26-10 @Miami (OH).......... 28-31 Bye Bowling Green.................. @Kent State......................

BUFFALO (4-6)

BOISE STATE (9-1)

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

KENT STATE (3-7)

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-13 N-24

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-14 N-24

@Ball State............. 14-13 @Minnesota............ 35-41 Cincinnati................ 10-47 @Colorado................ 0-42 Syracuse................. 17-14 @Kent State............ 20-13 Bowling Green........ 47-14 @Temple................. 17-24 @Vanderbilt............ 13-24 Buffalo.................... 31-28 Bye Akron................................ @Ohio...............................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-6 N-16 N-23

@Kansas....................7-52 Toledo......................52-31 @Purdue..................22-45 North Dakota St........14-44 Northern Illinois.......35-10 @Ball State...............58-38 Army........................47-23 @Clemson................14-70 @Kent State.............41-32 Bye @West. Michigan.....34-31 East. Michigan................... @Akron.............................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-2 N-7 N-17 N-24

Gardner-Webb........ 36-14 @Louisiana-Lafa..... 31-23 @Virginia Tech.......... 7-28 Wyoming................ 33-34 Kent State............... 25-33 @Buffalo................. 10-31 Eastern Michigan.... 48-42 @Toledo.................. 40-43 @Bowling Green..... 38-27 Temple...................... 23-7 @Akron................... 37-48 Bye................................... Miami (OH).......................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-19 O-27 N-3 N-9 N-16

@Pittsburgh...............3-27 Ball State..................16-38 @Northern Illinois....21-19 Howard.....................38-15 @Vanderbilt................7-30 @Michigan...............22-33 @Ohio......................42-48 Northwestern............14-26 West. Michigan..........19-2 @Toledo...................28-52 Bowling Green..........32-39 @Central Michigan............

A-31 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-2 N-10 N-17 N-24

Navy....................... 19-30 Buffalo...................... 7-42 @UConn................. 17-22 @Bowling Green..... 35-48 @Army.................... 21-37 Northern Illinois...... 16-15 @Akron................... 24-20 Miami (OH)............. 24-17 Bye @Ohio....................... 7-23 Penn State................ 0-31 Kent State......................... @West. Michigan..............

MIAMI (OH) (5-5)

OHIO (5-6)

IDAHO (1-9)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@USC..................... 10-38 Cal Poly.................. 20-13 @Washington St..... 28-45 Northern Illinois...... 35-42 Hawaii..................... 20-48 @San Jose State.... 20-28 Fresno State........... 24-37 @New Mexico St.... 31-45 @Nevada................ 21-37 Louisiana Tech........ 16-28 Bye @Boise State.................... Utah State.........................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-26 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24 N-30

Sacramento State..... 24-3 @Texas A&M.. 45-47 (OT) @Oregon................ 21-52 Bye Louisiana Tech.......... 17-6 @Nevada................ 49-41 @Idaho................... 37-24 San Jose State.......... 30-0 Boise State............. 21-34 Utah State............... 38-27 @Hawaii.................. 30-37 Bye................................... Kansas State..................... @New Mexico St..............

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24 D-1

Central Arkansas....... 28-7 Hawaii............. 44-45 (OT) @California............. 12-42 Bye @Fresno State.......... 6-17 @Ole Miss................ 0-24 New Mexico State... 22-21 Boise State............. 31-45 @Utah State............ 31-21 @Idaho................... 28-16 @LSU..................... 10-58 San Jose State.................. Bye................................... @Nevada..........................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-12 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-16 N-23 D-1

Northern Colorado.... 63-6 @Lou. Tech..... 45-44 (OT) @UNLV................... 49-14 Charleston Southern.66-10 @Idaho................... 48-20 Utah State............... 52-37 @San Jose St..42-35 (OT) Bye New Mexico State... 50-13 Bye Fresno State........... 37-30 @Nevada.......................... Boise State....................... Washington......................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-14 O-20 O-27 N-2 N-10 N-16 N-24 D-1

@Nebraska............. 10-52 @Northwestern....... 31-36 Nicholls State......... 52-17 Bye UNLV...................... 27-20 Fresno State........... 41-49 @Boise State.......... 67-69 @Utah State............ 31-28 Idaho...................... 37-21 @New Mexico St.... 40-38 Bye Hawaii............................... @San Jose State.............. Louisiana Tech..................

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Miami (OH)..............13-14 @East. Michigan......38-16 @Navy..............34-31 (OT) @Nebraska...............40-41 Buffalo......................49-14 Central Michigan......38-58 Western Kentucky....35-12 @West. Michigan.....27-23 @Illinois...................17-28 @Indiana..................20-38 Bye Toledo............................... @Northern Illinois.............

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (6-4)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (3-8)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-13 N-23

Purdue......................24-52 @Central Michigan...31-52 @Kansas..................13-45 Iowa State................36-35 West. Michigan........28-42 Liberty......................35-34 @Buffalo...................33-43 Ohio..........................43-40 Northern Illinois.......70-21 East. Michigan..........52-28 Bye @Ball State........................ @Bowling Green................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-6 N-17 N-24

@West Virginia.........24-62 Indiana.....................27-37 @Missouri................24-52 Cent. Conn. St..........51-14 @Toledo...................42-28 Akron........................38-39 @Northern Illinois....17-13 Ball State..................23-27 @East. Michigan........2-19 Bye Central Michigan......31-34 @Iowa............................... Temple...............................

LOUISIANA TECH (4-6)

NEVADA (5-4)

TOLEDO (5-5)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (3-7)

S-1 S-8 S-13 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-25 N-3 N-10 N-17

NEW MEXICO ST. (4-7)

East Division

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (3-7)

S-1 vs. Iowa*....................3-16 S-8 Southern Illinois.......24-13 S-15 East. Michigan..........19-21 S-22 @Idaho.....................42-35 S-29 @Central Michigan...10-35 O-6 @Temple..................15-16 O-13 West. Michigan........13-17 O-20 @Wisconsin...............3-44 O-27 @Toledo...................21-70 N-3 Bye N-10 Kent State.................27-20 N-17 @Navy............................... N-24 Ball State........................... *@Chicago’s Soldier Field

TEMPLE (3-7)

Weber State.............. 56-7 @Washington ........ 10-24 Wyoming................ 24-14 Bye Southern Miss........ 38-16 New Mexico State..... 58-0 Nevada.................... 69-67 @Louisiana Tech..... 45-31 @Fresno State........ 34-21 San Jose State.......... 42-7 @Utah State.............. 52-0 Idaho................................ @Hawaii............................

HAWAII (9-0)

BALL STATE (5-5)

@Iowa State........... 23-14 @Kentucky.............. 20-56 Delaware State.......... 38-7 @Akron................... 20-27 @Ohio..................... 33-25 Miami (OH)............. 13-20 @Ohio State.............. 3-48 Bowling Green........ 20-31 Central Michigan..... 32-41 Bye @Northern Illinois.. 20-27 @Temple........................... Buffalo..............................

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-27 O-7 O-14 O-20 O-26 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-23

FRESNO STATE (6-4)

West Division

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-8 N-17 N-24

CENTRAL FLORIDA (7-3)

BYU (7-2)

Arizona...................... 20-7 @UCLA.................... 17-27 @Tulsa.................... 47-55 Air Force.................... 31-6 @New Mexico......... 31-24 Bye @UNLV.................... 24-14 Eastern Washington.. 42-7 @San Diego State......PPD Colorado State......... 35-16 TCU......................... 27-22 @Wyoming........................ Utah...................................

EAST CAROLINA (6-5)

Ole Miss..................21-23 @Arkansas State....... PPD Jacksonville State....35-14 @Central Florida......20-56 @Arkansas State.....31-35 Marshall...................24-21 Bye Mid. Tenn. St.............7-21 @Rice......................38-35 @Tulane...................28-27 East Carolina............40-56 @Southern Miss......29-26 UAB.................................. SMU.................................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-4 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Oregon................ 27-48 Bye @Tulane.................. 34-10 Colorado State........ 38-27 East Carolina........... 35-37 @Alabama.............. 24-30 Rice........................ 56-48 @UAB..................... 49-10 @UTEP................... 34-31 SMU....................... 38-28 @Tulsa...................... 7-56 Marshall............................ Texas Southern.................

MARSHALL (2-8)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-27 O-3 O-13 O-21 O-28 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

Tennessee-Martin....35-13 @Tennessee.............19-39 @East Carolina........28-21 Bye @Boise State...........16-38 Rice.........................29-31 SMU..........................28-7 @Marshall...............33-24 Central Florida.........17-34 @UAB........................37-7 Memphis..................26-29 @UTEP............................. Arkansas State..................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-3 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

Nicholls State......... 14-16 @Baylor.................. 17-42 Texas Tech.............. 24-59 @Texas................... 14-58 Bye @Southern Miss..... 31-29 @Houston............... 48-56 Memphis................. 35-38 @Marshall.............. 21-34 UTEP...................... 56-48 @SMU.................... 43-42 Tulane............................... Tulsa.................................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Michigan State.....18-55 @Florida State.........24-34 Alcorn State...............22-0 Bye @Tulsa.....................30-38 @Mississippi St.......13-30 Tulane......................26-21 Houston...................10-49 @East Carolina..........6-41 Southern Miss...........7-37 Central Florida.........31-45 @Memphis....................... @Marshall........................

S-3 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-4 N-10 N-17 N-24

Texas Tech................ 9-49 North Texas............ 45-31 @Arkansas State.... 28-45 @TCU....................... 7-21 UTEP.............. 45-48 (OT) Bye @Southern Miss....... 7-28 Tulane............. 34-41 (OT) @Tulsa.................... 23-29 @Houston............... 28-38 Rice........................ 42-43 Central Florida.................. @Memphis.......................

@N.C. State.............25-23 Bye Texas.......................32-35 Memphis..................56-20 Louisiana-Lafa.........37-19 @East Carolina........38-52 @Southern Florida...12-64 Tulsa........................44-23 @Southern Miss......34-17 Marshall...................47-13 @UAB......................45-31 @SMU.............................. UTEP................................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Virginia Tech...........7-17 North Carolina.........34-31 Southern Miss.........21-28 @West Virginia..........7-48 @Houston................37-35 Central Florida.........52-38 @UTEP............45-42 (OT) N.C. State................20-34 UAB...........................41-6 @Memphis..............56-40 @Marshall.................7-26 Bye................................... Tulane...............................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-2 O-6 O-13 O-21 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Miami (Fla.)............3-31 West Virginia...........23-48 New Hampshire.......35-48 @Cincinnati.............14-40 Bye @Memphis..............21-24 Bye @Tulsa.....................31-38 Southern Miss.........24-33 Rice.........................34-21 @Central Florida......13-47 East Carolina..............26-7 @Houston......................... UAB..................................

COLORADO STATE (1-9)

S-1 vs. Colorado*.. 28-31 (OT) S-8 California................. 28-34 S-15 Bye S-22 @Houston............... 27-38 S-29 @TCU...................... 12-24 O-6 San Diego State....... 20-24 O-13 Air Force.................. 21-45 O-20 @UNLV.................... 48-23 O-27 Utah........................... 3-27 N-3 @BYU...................... 16-35 N-10 @New Mexico......... 23-26 N-17 Georgia Southern.............. N-23 Wyoming........................... *@Denver’s Invesco Field

SE Louisiana........... 35-14 @New Mexico......... 34-44 UTEP...................... 29-24 @Auburn................ 20-55 Arkansas-Pine Bluff.20-17 @Boise State............ 0-58 @Louisiana Tech..... 21-22 Idaho...................... 45-31 @Hawaii.................. 13-50 Nevada.................... 38-40 @San Jose State.... 17-51 Utah State......................... Bye................................... Fresno State.....................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-12 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Arizona State......... 3-45 @Kansas State........ 14-34 @Stanford................ 0-37 @Utah State............ 23-20 UC Davis................. 34-14 Idaho...................... 28-20 Hawaii............. 35-42 (OT) @Fresno State.......... 0-30 Bye @Boise State............ 7-42 New Mexico State... 51-17 @Louisiana Tech............... Nevada..............................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-15 N-24

@Texas....................13-21 Memphis.................... PPD SMU........................45-28 @Tennessee.............27-48 Memphis..................35-31 @Louisiana-Mon.....13-30 Louisiana-Lafa.........52-21 @Mid. Tenn. St..........7-24 Troy...........................0-27 Florida Int................27-24 @Florida Atlantic.....31-34 North Texas...................... @Southern Miss...............

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

UNLV...................... 16-23 @Wyoming............. 18-32 @Oklahoma.............. 3-54 San Jose State........ 20-23 @Utah..................... 18-34 @Hawaii.................. 37-52 Bye Nevada.................... 28-31 Louisiana Tech........ 21-31 @Fresno State........ 27-38 Boise State............... 0-52 @New Mexico St.............. @Idaho.............................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24 D-1

Mid. Ten. St.............27-14 @Oklahoma State......6-42 Minnesota................42-39 @North Texas..........30-20 @Kentucky...............17-45 South Florida...........23-35 Bye @Louis.-Lafa...39-32 (OT) Louisiana-Mon..30-33 (OT) Bye Arkansas State.........34-31 @Florida........................... @Florida Int...................... @Troy...............................

UTAH STATE (0-10)

SOUTHERN MISS (5-5)

UAB (2-8)

NEW MEXICO (7-3)

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-7 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-2 N-10 N-17 N-24 N-30

SAN JOSE STATE (4-6)

HOUSTON (6-4)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-2 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-28 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

AIR FORCE (8-3)

South Carolina St...... 34-3 @Utah..................... 20-12 TCU................. 20-17 (OT) @BYU........................ 6-31 @Navy..................... 20-31 UNLV....................... 31-14 @Colorado State..... 45-21 Wyoming................. 20-12 @New Mexico......... 31-34 Army....................... 30-10 @Notre Dame.......... 41-24 San Diego State.................

MEMPHIS (5-5)

West Division

ARKANSAS STATE (4-6)

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (5-4)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-25 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

RICE (3-7)

SMU (1-9)

TCU (5-5)

TULANE (3-7)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

Bye Mississippi St......... 17-38 Houston.................. 10-34 SE Louisiana........... 35-27 LSU.......................... 9-34 @Army.................... 17-20 @UAB..................... 21-26 @SMU............ 41-34 (OT) Memphis................. 27-28 Tulsa....................... 25-49 UTEP...................... 34-19 @Rice............................... @East Carolina.................

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-21 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Louisiana-Mon.... 35-17 Bye BYU........................ 55-47 Oklahoma............... 21-62 UAB........................ 38-30 @UTEP................... 47-48 Marshall.................. 38-31 @Central Florida..... 23-44 SMU....................... 29-23 @Tulane.................. 49-25 Houston.................... 56-7 @Army.............................. @Rice...............................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

New Mexico.............. 10-6 @Texas Tech........... 31-45 @New Mexico St.... 24-29 Texas Southern....... 52-12 @SMU............ 48-45 (OT) Tulsa....................... 48-47 East Carolina... 42-45 (OT) Bye Houston.................. 31-34 @Rice..................... 48-56 @Tulane.................. 19-34 Southern Miss.................. @Central Florida...............

TULSA (7-3)

UTEP (4-6)

UTAH (7-3)

@UTEP...................... 6-10 New Mexico St........ 44-34 @Arizona................. 29-27 Sacramento State...... 50-0 BYU......................... 24-31 Bye @Wyoming................ 20-3 @San Diego State... 20-17 Air Force.................. 34-31 @TCU........................ 0-37 Colorado State......... 26-23 @Utah............................... UNLV.................................

S-1 S-8 S-13 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-18 O-27 N-3 N-8 N-17 N-24

Baylor........................ 27-0 @Texas.................... 13-34 @Air Force....... 17-20 (OT) SMU.......................... 21-7 Colorado State......... 24-12 @Wyoming.............. 21-24 @Stanford............... 38-36 Utah......................... 20-27 Bye New Mexico............... 37-0 @BYU...................... 22-27 UNLV................................. @San Diego State.............

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-5 O-13 O-18 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Oregon State.......... 7-24 Air Force.................. 12-20 UCLA......................... 44-6 @UNLV...................... 0-27 Utah State............... 34-18 @Louisville.............. 44-35 San Diego State......... 23-7 @TCU...................... 27-20 @Colorado State....... 27-3 Bye Wyoming................... 50-0 New Mexico....................... @BYU................................

S-1 Bye S-8 @Washington St.*.. 17-45 S-15 @Arizona State........ 13-34 S-22 Portland State......... 52-17 S-29 Cincinnati................ 23-52 O-6 @Colorado State..... 24-20 O-13 @Utah....................... 7-23 O-20 New Mexico............. 17-20 O-27 Brigham Young..........PPD N-3 Wyoming................. 27-24 N-10 @UNLV.................... 38-30 N-17 @Air Force......................... N-24 TCU................................... *@Seattle’s Qwest Field

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@Utah State............ 23-16 Wisconsin............... 13-20 Hawaii..................... 14-49 Utah........................... 27-0 @Nevada................. 20-27 @Air Force............... 14-31 BYU......................... 14-24 Colorado State......... 23-48 @Wyoming.............. 24-29 Bye San Diego State....... 30-38 @TCU................................ @New Mexico...................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-23

Virginia...................... 23-3 Utah State............... 32-18 @Boise State........... 14-24 @Ohio..................... 34-33 Bye TCU......................... 24-21 New Mexico............... 3-20 @Air Force............... 12-20 UNLV....................... 29-24 @San Diego State... 24-27 @Utah....................... 0-50 BYU................................... @Colorado St....................

SAN DIEGO STATE (4-5)

FLORIDA INT. (0-10)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24 D-1

@Penn State..............0-59 Maryland.................10-26 @Miami (Fla.)............9-23 @Kansas....................3-55 @Mid. Tenn. St..........6-47 Troy.........................16-34 Bye @Louisiana-Mon.....14-28 @Arkansas...............10-58 @Arkansas State.....24-27 Bye Louisiana-Lafa.........14-28 Florida Atlantic.................. North Texas......................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

@South Carolina......14-28 Ohio.........................23-31 McNeese State.........17-38 Troy.........................31-48 @Central Florida......19-37 North Texas.............38-29 @Arkansas State.....21-52 Florida Atlantic.32-39 (OT) Bye @Tennessee...............7-59 @Mid. Tenn. St........34-24 @Florida Int...................... Louisiana-Mon..................

LOUISIANA-LAFA. (2-8)

This Week in Football • northeast ohio edition • Volume 3, Issue 12

UNLV (2-8)

LOUISIANA-MON. (4-6)

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

Tulsa........................17-35 @Clemson...............26-49 @Texas A&M...........14-54 Bye @Troy........................7-24 Arkansas State.........30-13 @North Texas..........21-31 Florida Int................28-14 @Florida Atl.....33-30 (OT) Mid. Tenn. St...........40-43 Grambling State.......28-14 @Alabama........................ @Louisiana-Lafa...............

S-1 S-6 S-15 S-20 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-20

@Florida Atlantic.....14-27 @Louisville..............42-58 @LSU........................0-44 Western Kentucky....17-20 Florida Int..................47-6 Virginia....................21-23 @Memphis................21-7 Arkansas State...........24-7 @North Texas..........48-28 @Louisiana-Mon.....43-40 Louisiana-Lafa.........24-34 Bye................................... @Troy...............................

MID. TENN. ST. (5-6)

WYOMING (5-5)

NORTH TEXAS (1-8)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-15 N-24 D-1

@Oklahoma.............10-79 @SMU.....................31-45 Bye Florida Atlantic.........20-30 @Arkansas.................7-66 @Louisiana-Lafa......29-38 Louisiana-Mon.........31-21 @Troy........................7-45 Mid. Tenn. St...........28-48 Bye Navy........................62-74 @Arkansas State.............. Western Kentucky............. @Florida Int......................

S-1 S-8 S-14 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-20 D-1

@Arkansas...............26-46 @Florida..................31-59 Oklahoma State.......41-23 @Louisiana-Lafa......48-31 Louisiana-Mon...........24-7 @Florida Int.............34-16 Bye North Texas...............45-7 @Arkansas State.......27-0 @Georgia.................34-44 @Western Kentucky.21-17 Bye................................... Mid. Tenn. St.................... Florida Atlantic..................

TROY (7-3)


powerade previewS Purdue at Indiana

This One’s For You, Coach

It’s the 110th meeting for the coveted Old Oaken Bucket. The Boilermakers have dominated the series (68-35-6), especially under Coach Joe Tiller, who has won nine of 10 against his instate rival by an average score of 38-15. IU, in fact, hasn’t beaten Purdue in Bloomington since 1993. However, the Hoosiers are on a mission for Coach Terry Hoeppner, who passed away before the season started. In a game in which emotion often provides the difference between victory and defeat, the Hoosiers will give their all to win one for the Hoeppner.

Prediction: Indiana 27-24 Master Insight “Indiana is much-improved, and as long as IU plays sound football, they stand an excellent chance of winning. That’s easier said than done, though, because Purdue is very balanced offensively.” – Bill Mallory

As a matter of... FACT

Hoeppner’s motto for this year was to “Play 13,” meaning the goal was to earn a bowl game. Though already bowleligible, the Hoosiers are also motivated by the fact last year’s Purdue victory eliminated IU from bowl contention.

OPINION

Indiana may be the best feel-good story of the 2007 season. The Hoosiers could have tanked it with grief, but they rallied and should be invited to play in their first bowl since 1993. Good stuff!

North Division COLORADO (5-6) S-1 vs. Colo. St.*.31-28 (OT) S-8 @Arizona State......14-33 S-15 Florida State............6-16 S-22 Miami (OH) ............42-0 S-29 Oklahoma..............27-24 O-6 @Baylor.................43-23 O-13 @Kansas State......20-47 O-20 Kansas...................14-19 O-27 @Texas Tech..........31-26 N-3 Missouri................10-55 N-10 @Iowa State..........28-31 N-17 Bye................................. N-23 Nebraska........................ *@Denver’s Invesco Field IOWA STATE (3-8) A-30 Kent State..............14-23 S-8 Northern Iowa.......13-24 S-15 Iowa.......................15-13 S-22 @Toledo.................35-36 S-29 @Nebraska............17-35 O-6 @Texas Tech..........17-42 O-13 Texas.......................3-56 O-20 Oklahoma................7-17 O-27 @Missouri.............28-42 N-3 Kansas State..........31-20 N-10 Colorado................31-28 N-17 @Kansas......................... KANSAS (10-0) S-1 Central Michigan.....52-7 S-8 SE Louisiana............62-0 S-15 Toledo....................45-13 S-22 Florida Int................55-3 S-29 Bye O-6 @Kansas State......30-24 O-13 Baylor....................58-10 O-20 @Colorado.............19-14 O-27 @Texas A&M.........19-11 N-3 Nebraska...............76-39 N-10 @Oklahoma State..43-28 N-17 Iowa State...................... N-24 vs. Missouri*.................. *@Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

KANSAS STATE (5-5) @Auburn...............13-23 San Jose State.......34-14 Missouri State.......61-10 Bye @Texas..................44-21 Kansas...................24-30 Colorado................47-20 @Oklahoma State..39-41 Baylor....................51-13 @Iowa State..........20-31 @Nebraska............31-73 Missouri......................... @Fresno State................ MISSOURI (9-1) S-1 vs. Illinois*............40-34 S-8 @Ole Miss.............38-25 S-15 Western Michigan.52-24 S-22 Illinois State...........38-17 S-29 Bye O-6 Nebraska.................41-6 O-13 @Oklahoma...........31-41 O-20 Texas Tech.............41-10 O-27 Iowa State.............42-28 N-3 @Colorado.............55-10 N-10 Texas A&M............40-26 N-17 @Kansas State............... N-24 vs. Kansas**.................. *@St. Louis’ Ed. Jones Dome **@Kansas City’s Arrowhead Stadium NEBRASKA (5-6) S-1 Nevada...................52-10 S-8 @Wake Forest.......20-17 S-15 USC.......................31-49 S-22 Ball State...............41-40 S-29 Iowa State.............35-17 O-6 @Missouri...............6-41 O-13 Oklahoma State.....14-45 O-20 Texas A&M............14-36 O-27 @Texas..................25-28 N-3 @Kansas................39-76 N-10 Kansas State..........73-31 N-17 Bye................................. N-24 @Colorado......................

ILLINOIS (8-3) S-1 vs. Missouri*.........34-40 S-8 Western Illinois.......21-0 S-15 @Syracuse............41-20 S-22 @Indiana...............27-14 S-29 Penn State.............27-20 O-6 Wisconsin..............31-26 O-13 @Iowa.....................6-10 O-20 Michigan................17-27 O-27 Ball State...............28-17 N-3 @Minnesota..........44-17 N-10 @Ohio State..........28-21 N-17 Northwestern.................. *@St. Louis’ Ed. Jones Dome INDIANA (6-5) S-1 Indiana State...........55-7 S-8 @West. Michigan..37-27 S-15 Akron.....................41-24 S-22 Illinois....................14-27 S-29 @Iowa...................38-20 O-6 Minnesota..............40-20 O-13 @Michigan State...27-52 O-20 Penn State.............31-36 O-27 @Wisconsin............3-33 N-3 Ball State...............38-20 N-10 @Northwestern......28-31 N-17 Purdue............................

BAYLOR (3-8) @TCU......................0-27 Rice.......................42-17 Texas State............34-27 @Buffalo................34-21 @Texas A&M.........10-34 Colorado................23-43 @Kansas................10-58 Texas.....................10-31 @Kansas State......13-51 Texas Tech...............7-38 @Oklahoma...........21-52 Oklahoma State..............

IOWA (6-5) S-1 vs. N. Illinois*.........16-3 S-8 Syracuse..................35-0 S-15 @Iowa State..........13-15 S-22 @Wisconsin..........13-17 S-29 Indiana...................20-38 O-6 @Penn State............7-27 O-13 Illinois......................10-6 O-20 @Purdue..................6-31 O-27 Michigan St.. 34-27 (OT) N-3 @Northwestern......28-17 N-10 Minnesota..............21-16 N-17 Western Michigan.......... *@Chicago’s Soldier Field

TEXAS (9-2) S-1 Arkansas State.......21-13 S-8 TCU.......................34-13 S-15 @Central Florida....35-32 S-22 Rice.......................58-14 S-29 Kansas State..........21-44 O-6 vs. Oklahoma*.......21-28 O-13 @Iowa State............56-3 O-20 @Baylor.................31-10 O-27 Nebraska...............28-25 N-3 @Oklahoma State..38-35 N-10 Texas Tech.............59-43 N-17 Bye................................. N-23 @Texas A&M.................. *@Dallas’ Cotton Bowl TEXAS A&M (6-5) S-1 Montana State.........38-7 S-8 Fresno State. 47-45 (OT) S-15 Louisiana-Monroe.54-14 S-20 @Miami (Fla.)........17-34 S-29 Baylor....................34-10 O-6 Oklahoma State.....24-23 O-13 @Texas Tech............7-35 O-20 @Nebraska............36-14 O-27 Kansas...................11-19 N-3 @Oklahoma...........14-42 N-10 @Missouri.............26-40 N-17 Bye................................. N-23 Texas.............................. TEXAS TECH (7-4) S-3 @SMU.....................49-9 S-8 UTEP.....................45-31 S-15 @Rice....................59-24 S-22 @Oklahoma State..45-49 S-29 NW Louisiana State.75-7 O-6 Iowa State.............42-17 O-13 Texas A&M..............35-7 O-20 @Missouri.............10-41 O-27 Colorado................26-31 N-3 @Baylor...................38-7 N-10 @Texas..................43-59 N-17 Oklahoma.......................

G I B 12

OKLAHOMA (9-1) S-1 North Texas...........79-10 S-8 Miami (Fla.)...........51-13 S-15 Utah State................54-3 S-21 @Tulsa...................62-21 S-29 @Colorado.............24-27 O-6 vs. Texas*..............28-21 O-13 Missouri................41-31 O-20 @Iowa State............17-7 O-27 Bye N-3 Texas A&M............42-14 N-10 Baylor....................52-21 N-17 @Texas Tech................... N-24 Oklahoma State.............. *@Dallas’ Cotton Bowl OKLAHOMA STATE (5-5) S-1 @Georgia...............14-35 S-8 Florida Atlantic.........42-6 S-14 @Troy....................23-41 S-22 Texas Tech.............49-45 S-29 Sam Houston St......39-3 O-6 @Texas A&M.........23-24 O-13 @Nebraska............45-14 O-20 Kansas State..........41-39 O-27 Bye N-3 Texas.....................35-38 N-10 Kansas...................28-43 N-17 @Baylor.......................... N-24 @Oklahoma....................

MICHIGAN (8-3) Appalachian State..32-34 Oregon.....................7-39 Notre Dame.............38-0 Penn State...............14-9 @Northwestern......28-16 Eastern Michigan...33-22 Purdue...................48-21 @Illinois................27-17 Minnesota..............34-10 @Michigan State...28-24 @Wisconsin..........21-37 Ohio State.......................

NORTHWESTERN (6-5) S-1 Northeastern............27-0 S-8 Nevada...................36-31 S-15 Duke......................14-20 S-22 @Ohio State............7-58 S-29 Michigan................16-28 O-6 @Michigan State...40-20 O-13 Minnesota..... 49-48 (OT) O-19 vs. East. Michigan*.26-14 O-27 @Purdue................17-35 N-3 Iowa.......................17-28 N-10 Indiana...................31-28 N-17 @Illinois......................... *@Detroit’s Ford Field

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17

PURDUE (7-4) @Toledo.................52-24 Eastern Illinois.........52-6 Central Michigan...45-22 @Minnesota..........45-31 Notre Dame...........33-19 Ohio State................7-23 @Michigan............21-48 Iowa.........................31-6 Northwestern.........35-17 @Penn State..........19-26 Michigan State.......31-48 @Indiana........................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17

WISCONSIN (8-3) Washington St.......42-21 @UNLV..................20-13 The Citadel.............45-31 Iowa.......................17-13 Michigan State.......37-34 @Illinois................26-31 @Penn State............7-38 Northern Illinois.......44-3 Indiana.....................33-3 @Ohio State..........17-38 Michigan................37-21 @Minnesota...................

G I B EN T

South Division S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17

MICHIGAN STATE (6-5) S-1 UAB.......................55-18 S-8 Bowling Green.......28-17 S-15 Pittsburgh..............17-13 S-22 @Notre Dame........31-14 S-29 @Wisconsin..........34-37 O-6 Northwestern.........41-48 O-13 Indiana...................52-27 O-20 @Ohio State..........17-24 O-27 @Iowa.......... 27-34 (OT) N-3 Michigan................24-28 N-10 @Purdue................48-31 N-17 Penn State...................... S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17

MINNESOTA (1-10) Bowling Green.......31-32 Miami (OH)............41-35 @Florida Atlantic...39-42 Purdue...................31-45 Ohio State................7-30 @Indiana...............20-40 @Northwestern.48-49(OT) North Dakota State.21-27 @Michigan............10-34 Illinois....................17-44 @Iowa...................16-21 Wisconsin.......................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17

OHIO STATE (10-1) Youngstown State...38-6 Akron.......................20-2 @Washington........33-14 Northwestern...........58-7 @Minnesota............30-7 @Purdue..................23-7 Kent State................48-3 Michigan State.......24-17 @Penn State..........37-17 Wisconsin..............38-17 Illinois....................21-28 @Michigan.....................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17

PENN STATE (8-3) Florida Int................59-0 Notre Dame...........31-10 Buffalo...................45-24 @Michigan..............9-14 @Illinois................20-27 Iowa.........................27-7 Wisconsin................38-7 @Indiana...............36-31 Ohio State..............17-37 Purdue...................26-19 @Temple..................31-0 @Michigan State............

#4 Oklahoma at Texas Tech

OU Is Really, Really Good

So how good is Oklahoma, really? Does anyone know? You? How about you there? The Sooners are the one team that doesn’t seem to get a lot of love despite being in the thick of the national title race. Here’s what we can tell you: Red-shirt freshman quarterback Sam Bradford is solid, and leads an offense that has had 59 plays of 20 yards or more, and has four players with rushes of 41 yards or more. And the Sooner defense ranks in the top 10 nationally in almost every category. Yep, this is a good team.

Prediction: Oklahoma 38-21 Master Insight “Texas Tech can score on anybody and its defense has been much better this year. However, Oklahoma should still win based on its superior talent. But an upset wouldn’t surprise me the slightest.” – Gene Stallings

As a matter of... FACT

OU has played only one Division I-AA team since Bob Stoops became coach in 1999, and that was in his very first game. Nonconference opponents since then have included Notre Dame, UCLA, Alabama, Oregon, Miami (FL) and Louisville.

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OPINION

Future opponents include Miami (FL), Tennessee, LSU and Florida State. Memo to Ohio State: It’s possible to put a formidable non-conference schedule together and still challenge for the national title. So drop Youngstown State! 13


Drive To The Title 2007 conference standings

ACC Atlantic Division

Clemson Boston College Wake Forest North Carolina State Florida State Maryland

Conference W L 5 2 4 2 4 3 3 3 3 4 2 4

Overall W L 8 2 8 2 6 4 5 5 6 4 5 5

ACC Coastal Division

Virginia Virginia Tech Georgia Tech Miami (FL) North Carolina Duke Connecticut West Virginia Cincinnati Pittsburgh South Florida Rutgers Louisville Syracuse

Ohio State Michigan Illinois Penn State Wisconsin Iowa Purdue Northwestern Indiana Michigan State Minnesota

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W 6 5 3 2 2 0

L 1 1 4 4 4 7

BIG EAST W 4 3 3 2 2 2 2 1

L 1 1 2 2 3 3 3 4

BIG TEN W 6 6 5 4 4 4 3 3 2 2 0

L 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 4 5 5 7

W 9 8 6 5 3 1

L 2 2 4 5 7 9

W 8 8 8 4 7 6 5 2

L 2 1 2 5 3 4 5 8

W 10 8 8 8 8 6 7 6 6 6 1

L 1 3 3 3 3 5 4 5 5 5 10

BIG 12 North Division

Kansas Missouri Kansas State Colorado Nebraska Iowa State

W 6 5 3 3 2 2

L 0 1 4 4 5 5

W 10 9 5 5 5 3

BIG 12 South Division

Oklahoma Texas Oklahoma State Texas Tech Texas A&M Baylor

W 5 5 3 3 3 0

L 1 2 3 4 4 7

W 9 9 5 7 6 3

CONF USA East Division

Central Florida East Carolina Memphis Southern Miss Marshall UAB

W 5 5 4 4 2 1

L 1 2 2 3 4 5

W 7 6 5 5 2 2

CONF USA West Division

Tulsa Houston Rice UTEP Tulane Southern Methodist

W 5 5 3 2 2 0

L 2 2 3 4 4 6

INDEPENDENTS

Navy Western Kentucky Army Notre Dame

W - - - -

L - - - -

L 0 1 5 6 6 8 L 1 2 5 4 5 8 L 3 5 5 5 8 8

W 7 6 3 4 3 1

L 3 4 7 6 7 9

W 6 6 3 1

L 4 4 7 9

MAC East Division

Miami (OH) Bowling Green Buffalo Akron Temple Ohio Kent State

Conference W L 4 1 4 2 4 2 3 3 3 3 3 4 1 5

MAC West Division

Central Michigan Ball State Toledo Western Michigan Eastern Michigan Northern Illinois

Arizona State Oregon USC Oregon State UCLA California Arizona Washington State Stanford Washington

W 5 3 3 2 2 1

L 0 2 3 4 4 5

PAC 10 W 6 5 5 4 4 3 3 2 2 1

L 1 1 2 3 3 4 4 5 6 6

SEC East Division

Georgia Tennessee Florida Kentucky South Carolina Vanderbilt

W 5 4 5 3 3 2

L 2 2 3 3 5 5

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Overall W L 5 5 6 4 4 6 4 6 3 7 5 6 3 7 W 6 5 5 3 3 2

L 4 5 5 7 8 8

W 9 8 8 6 5 6 4 4 3 3

L 1 1 2 4 5 4 6 6 7 7

W 8 7 7 7 6 5

L 2 3 3 3 5 5

SEC West Division

LSU Auburn Alabama Mississippi State Arkansas Mississippi

W 5 4 4 3 2 0

Hawaii Boise State Fresno State Nevada Louisiana Tech San Jose State New Mexico State Idaho Utah State

W 6 6 5 3 3 3 1 0 0

WAC

L 1 3 3 3 4 6

W 9 7 6 6 6 3

L 1 4 4 4 4 7

L 0 0 2 2 3 3 5 6 6

W 9 9 6 5 4 4 4 1 0

L 0 1 4 4 6 6 7 9 10

W 7 8 7 7 4 5 5 2 1

L 2 3 3 3 5 5 5 8 9

W 7 5 5 4 2 4 1 0

L 3 4 6 6 8 6 8 9

MOUNTAIN WEST

BYU Air Force New Mexico Utah San Diego State TCU Wyoming UNLV Colorado State

W 5 5 4 4 3 2 2 1 1

L 0 2 2 2 2 4 4 5 6

SUN BELT

W Troy 5 Florida Atlantic 4 Middle Tennessee State 4 Louisiana-Monroe 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 2 Arkansas State 2 North Texas 1 Florida International 0

L 0 1 2 3 3 4 4 4


powerade previewS #11 USC at #8 Arizona State

Sun Devils Smelling Roses

Arizona State’s the real deal. USC should have been. Only LSU seems to get more undeserved praise than the Trojans. Yes, we know Southern Cal has more talent than God, and that it has like a bazillion former prep All-American running backs. And we know they returned 10 defensive starters, five of whom are supposed first-round NFL prospects. So how do you explain losing at home as a 41-point favorite to Stanford? We know: Overrated. ASU may be Rose Bowl-bound.

Prediction: Arizona State 27-10 Master Insight “USC has played much better on defense of late, but at the same time its offense has struggled. This game will be tightly contested, especially since it’s played in Arizona, but USC will pull it out late.” – John Robinson

As a matter of... FACT

Though Oregon will likely win the Pac-10, Arizona State is vying for one of the two at-large BCS bowl bids. As conference runner-up, the Rose Bowl may take the Sun Devils.

OPINION

If the Rose Bowl passes on ASU, the Sun Devils might still get selected by one of the other BCS bowls. A logical destination will be their own backyard: the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl. The likely opponent would the Big 12 champion.

East Division S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

FLORIDA (7-3) Western Kentucky...49-3 Troy.......................59-31 Tennessee..............59-20 @Ole Miss.............30-24 Auburn...................17-20 @LSU....................24-28 Bye @Kentucky............45-37 vs. Georgia*..........30-42 Vanderbilt..............49-22 @South Carolina....51-31 Florida Atlantic................ Florida State...................

SOUTH CAROLINA (6-5) S-1 Louisiana-Lafa.......28-14 S-8 @Georgia...............16-12 S-15 South Carolina St....38-3 S-22 @LSU....................16-28 S-29 Mississippi St........38-21 O-4 Kentucky................38-23 O-13 @North Carolina....21-15 O-20 Vanderbilt................6-17 O-27 @Tennessee.. 24-27 (OT) N-3 @Arkansas............36-48 N-10 Florida...................31-51 N-17 Bye................................. N-24 Clemson.........................

GEORGIA (8-2) Oklahoma State.....35-14 South Carolina.......12-16 Western Carolina...45-16 @Alabama.... 26-23 (OT) Ole Miss................45-17 @Tennessee...........14-35 @Vanderbilt...........20-17 Bye vs. Florida*............42-30 Troy.......................44-34 Auburn...................45-20 Kentucky......................... @Georgia Tech...............

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

TENNESSEE (7-3) @California............31-45 Southern Miss.......39-19 @Florida................20-59 Arkansas State.......48-27 Bye Georgia..................35-14 @Mississippi St.....33-21 @Alabama.............17-41 South Carolina.27-24 (OT) Louisiana-Lafa.........59-7 Arkansas................34-13 Vanderbilt....................... @Kentucky.....................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

VANDERBILT (5-5) Richmond..............41-17 Alabama.................10-24 Ole Miss................31-17 Bye Eastern Michigan.....30-7 @Auburn.................7-35 Georgia..................17-20 @South Carolina......17-6 Miami (OH)............24-13 @Florida................22-49 Kentucky................20-27 @Tennessee.................... Wake Forest....................

*@Jacksonville’s Municipal Stadium.

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-4 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

KENTUCKY (7-2) Eastern Kentucky...50-10 Kent State..............56-20 Louisville...............40-34 @Arkansas............42-29 Florida Atlantic.......45-17 @South Carolina....23-38 LSU.............. 43-37 (OT) Florida...................37-45 Mississippi St........14-31 Bye @Vanderbilt...........27-20 @Georgia........................ Tennessee.......................

OREGON (8-1) Houston.................48-27 @Michigan..............39-7 Fresno State..........52-21 @Stanford.............55-31 California...............24-31 Bye Washington St.........53-7 @Washington........55-34 USC.......................24-17 Arizona State.........35-23 Bye @Arizona........................ @UCLA........................... Oregon State.................. OREGON STATE (6-4) A-30 Utah.........................24-7 S-6 @Cincinnati.............3-34 S-15 Idaho State............61-10 S-22 @Arizona State......32-44 S-29 UCLA.....................14-40 O-6 Arizona..................31-16 O-13 @California............31-28 O-20 Bye O-27 Stanford...................23-6 N-3 @USC......................3-24 N-10 Washington...........29-23 N-17 @Washington St............. N-24 Bye................................. D-1 @Oregon........................ STANFORD (3-7) S-1 UCLA.....................17-45 S-8 Bye S-15 San Jose State.........37-0 S-22 Oregon...................31-55 S-29 Arizona State...........3-41 O-6 @USC....................24-23 O-13 TCU.......................36-38 O-20 @Arizona...............21-20 O-27 @Oregon State........6-23 N-3 Washington.............9-27 N-10 @Washington St....17-33 N-17 Bye................................. N-24 Notre Dame.................... D-1 California........................ S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-15 N-24 D-1

ALABAMA (6-4) Western Carolina.....52-6 @Vanderbilt...........24-10 Arkansas................41-38 Georgia......... 23-26 (OT) @Florida State.......14-21 Houston.................30-24 @Ole Miss.............27-24 Tennessee..............41-17 Bye LSU.......................34-41 @Mississippi St.....12-17 Louisiana-Monroe.......... @Auburn........................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-23 S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

ARKANSAS (6-4) Troy.......................46-26 Bye @Alabama.............38-41 Kentucky................29-42 North Texas.............66-7 Tenn.-Chattanooga.34-15 Auburn.......................7-9 @Ole Miss...............44-8 Florida Int..............58-10 South Carolina.......48-36 @Tennessee...........13-34 Mississippi St................. @LSU............................. AUBURN (7-4) Kansas State..........23-13 South Florida.........23-26 Mississippi St........14-19 New Mexico State..55-20 @Florida................20-17 Vanderbilt................35-7 @Arkansas................9-7 @LSU....................24-30 Ole Miss..................17-3 Tennessee Tech.......35-3 @Georgia...............20-45 Bye................................. Alabama..........................

UCLA (5-5) @Stanford.............45-17 BYU.......................27-17 @Utah......................6-44 Washington...........44-31 @Oregon State......40-14 Notre Dame.............6-20 Bye California...............30-21 @Washington St......7-27 @Arizona...............27-34 Arizona State.........20-24 Bye................................. Oregon............................ @USC............................. USC (8-2) Idaho.....................38-10 Bye @Nebraska............49-31 Washington St.......47-14 @Washington........27-24 Stanford.................23-24 Arizona..................20-13 @Notre Dame..........38-0 @Oregon...............17-24 Oregon State...........24-3 @California............24-17 Bye................................. @Arizona State............... UCLA..............................

WASHINGTON (3-7) A-31 @Syracuse............42-12 S-8 Boise State............24-10 S-15 Ohio State..............14-33 S-22 @UCLA..................31-44 S-29 USC.......................24-27 O-6 Bye O-13 @Arizona State......20-44 O-20 Oregon...................34-55 O-27 Arizona..................41-48 N-3 @Stanford...............27-9 N-10 @Oregon State......23-29 N-17 California........................ N-24 Washington St................ D-1 @Hawaii......................... WASHINGTON ST. (4-6) S-1 @Wisconsin..........21-42 S-8 San Diego State.....45-17 S-15 Idaho.....................45-28 S-22 @USC....................14-47 S-29 @Arizona...............20-48 O-6 Arizona State.........20-23 O-13 @Oregon.................7-53 O-20 Bye O-27 UCLA.......................27-7 N-3 @California............17-20 N-10 Stanford.................33-17 N-17 Oregon State.................. N-24 @Washington.................

A-30 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-23

LSU (9-1) @Mississippi St.......45-0 Virginia Tech............48-7 Mid. Tenn. St...........44-0 South Carolina.......28-16 @Tulane...................34-9 Florida...................28-24 @Kentucky... 37-43 (OT) Auburn...................30-24 Bye @Alabama.............41-34 Louisiana Tech.......58-10 @Ole Miss...................... Arkansas.........................

OLE MISS (3-7) S-1 @Memphis............23-21 S-8 Missouri................25-38 S-15 @Vanderbilt...........17-31 S-22 Florida...................24-30 S-29 @Georgia...............17-45 O-6 Louisiana Tech.........24-0 O-13 Alabama.................24-27 O-20 Arkansas..................8-44 O-27 @Auburn.................3-17 N-3 Northwestern St....38-31 N-10 Bye N-17 LSU................................ N-23 @Mississippi St.............. MISSISSIPPI ST. (6-4) A-30 LSU.........................0-45 S-8 @Tulane.................38-17 S-15 @Auburn...............19-14 S-22 Garner-Webb.........31-15 S-29 @South Carolina....21-38 O-6 UAB.......................30-13 O-13 Tennessee..............21-33 O-20 @West Virginia......13-38 O-27 @Kentucky............31-14 N-3 Bye N-10 Alabama.................17-12 N-17 @Arkansas..................... N-23 Ole Miss.........................

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-22 D-1

#23 Kentucky at #9 Georgia

West Division S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24 D-1

C A P 10

C E S

*@Jacksonville’s Municipal Stadium

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 N-17 N-24

ARIZONA (4-6) S-1 @BYU......................7-20 S-8 Northern Arizona...45-24 S-15 New Mexico...........27-29 S-22 @California............27-45 S-29 Washington St.......48-20 O-6 @Oregon State......16-31 O-13 @USC....................13-20 O-20 Stanford.................20-21 O-27 @Washington........48-41 N-3 UCLA.....................34-27 N-10 Bye N-15 Oregon............................ N-24 Bye................................. D-1 @Arizona State............... ARIZONA STATE (9-1) S-1 San Jose State.........45-3 S-8 Colorado................33-14 S-15 San Diego State.....34-13 S-22 Oregon State.........44-32 S-29 @Stanford...............41-3 O-6 @Washington St....23-20 O-13 Washington...........44-20 O-20 Bye O-27 California...............31-20 N-3 @Oregon...............23-35 N-10 @UCLA..................24-20 N-17 Bye................................. N-22 USC................................ D-1 Arizona........................... CALIFORNIA (6-4) S-1 Tennessee..............45-31 S-8 @Colorado State....34-28 S-15 Louisiana Tech.......42-12 S-22 Arizona..................45-27 S-29 @Oregon...............31-24 O-6 Bye O-13 Oregon State.........28-31 O-20 @UCLA..................21-30 O-27 @Arizona State......20-31 N-3 Washington St.......20-17 N-10 USC.......................17-24 N-17 @Washington................. N-24 Bye................................. D-1 @Stanford......................

The Battle Of Overrateds

Since we’ve tapped into the overrated theme, let continue with. . . Kentucky’s overrated. Aside from its mega-upset of goofy LSU, there’s not a quality win to be found. Georgia’s overrated. Its big wins are over three teams (Alabama, Florida and Auburn) with a combined 11 losses, while its defeats are against two teams (South Carolina and Tennesee) with a combined eight losses. Oops, lest we forget: This is the mighty SEC where wins/losses don’t really tell the whole story. That’s why three-loss Florida is ranked four spots higher than undefeated Hawaii in the BCS standings. But we digress. As for the Wildcat-Bulldog match-up, who cares?

Prediction: Georgia 24-21 Master Insight “This will be a high-scoring affair. The Georgia offense has been better lately because of running back Knowshon Moreno’s emergence. This should be fun to watch and the outcome will be in doubt until the end.” – Pat Dye

As a matter of... FACT

Kentucky and Georgia are two of seven SEC teams that are ranked in all four major polls. Additionally, 10 conference teams are already bowl-eligible, with another needing just one more win to qualify.

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OPINION

The only standout nonconference win by an SEC team we could find was LSU over Virginia Tech. Non-conference losses include Tennessee to Cal, Alabama to Florida State and Auburn to USF. Yes sir, great conference.

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scoreboard OHIO WESLEYAN (4-6)

BALDWIN-WALLACE (6-4)

PLAYOFF preview

Ohio Dominican vs. Cumberlands

From winless to unbeaten and hosting a playoff game in four years! Incredible but true, as No. 3 Ohio Dominican will host No. 17 Cumberlands (Ky.) at 12:30 p.m., Saturday at Panther Field. Cumberlands (8-2) finished tied for first in the Mid-South Conference East Division with a 4-1 record. The Patriots average an impressive 30.5 points and 285 rushing yards per game. But even that won’t be enough OHIO DOMINICAN (11-0) to overtake a S-1 Campbellsville......71-0 Panther team S-8 Iowa Wesleyan....46-0 S-15 @Tiffin...............30-22 that has its sites S-22 @McKendree ....46-13 S-29 St. Francis.........30-20 on a national O-6 @St. Xavier........42-41 championship. O-13 Marian...............62-17 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

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@Taylor.............62-14 Walsh................56-20 @Urbana............50-28 Malone...............31-21

ODU 38-27

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Bye Augustana..................24-8 Marietta.....................24-6 Wilmington................34-0 @John Carroll..........17-20 @Heidelberg............20-42 Muskingum..............56-20 @Mount Union..........0-35 @Ohio Northern.......21-18 Otterbein..................37-27 @Capital..................16-17

MARIETTA (3-7)

CAPITAL (8-2)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

HEIDELBERG (4-6)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Averett.......................75-7 Bye Otterbein..................58-14 Muskingum................62-0 @Heidelberg..............62-3 @Ohio Northern.........44-0 Wilmington................59-0 Baldwin-Wallace........35-0 @Capital....................37-0 @John Carroll............53-0 Marietta.....................57-0

JOHN CARROLL (6-4)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

@Waynesburg.........10-28 Bye Ohio Northern............9-27 @Mount Union..........0-62 Wilmington..............40-42 Marietta...................21-27 @Baldwin-Wallace...20-56 @John Carroll............6-27 Otterbein....................0-29 Capital......................13-19 @Heidelberg............21-52

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

@Wittenberg..............13-0 Bye @Wilmington.............40-0 Heidelberg...............42-10 @Marietta..................27-0 John Carroll.............37-13 Ohio Northern............24-6 @Otterbein...............10-17 Mount Union..............0-37 @Muskingum..........19-13 Baldwin-Wallace......17-16 Bye Oberlin.....................37-26 John Carroll...............6-21 @Capital..................10-42 Mount Union..............3-62 Baldwin-Wallace......42-20 @Otterbein...............31-34 @Wilmington...........37-33 Marietta...................23-31 @Ohio Northern.......10-35 Muskingum..............52-21

Wooster.....................24-0 Bye @Heidelberg..............21-6 @Ohio Northern.......13-23 Baldwin-Wallace......20-17 @Capital..................13-37 Marietta.....................27-9 Muskingum................27-6 @Wilmington...35-42 (OT) Mount Union..............0-53 @Otterbein.....35-33 (3OT)

@St. John’s.............14-55 Bye @Baldwin-Wallace.....6-24 Otterbein..................23-41 Capital........................0-27 @Muskingum..........27-21 @John Carroll............9-27 Ohio Northern............7-14 @Heidelberg............31-23 Wilmington..............38-24 @Mount Union..........0-57

MOUNT UNION (10-0)

MUSKINGUM (0-10)

OHIO NORTHERN (7-3)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Bye Millikin.......................42-0 @Muskingum............27-9 John Carroll.............23-13 @Otterbein...............27-14 Mount Union..............0-44 @Capital....................6-24 @Marietta..................14-7 Baldwin-Wallace......18-21 Heidelberg...............35-10 @Wilmington...........39-31

OTTERBEIN (5-5)

Bye Defiance...................14-16 @Mount Union........14-58 @Marietta................41-23 Ohio Northern..........14-27 @Wilmington...........58-41 Heidelberg...............34-31 Capital......................17-10 @Muskingum............29-0 @Baldwin-Wallace...27-37 John Carroll...33-35 (3OT)

WILMINGTON (2-8)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Mount St. Joseph....19-31 Bye Capital........................0-40 @Baldwin-Wallace.....0-34 @Muskingum..........42-40 Otterbein..................41-58 @Mount Union..........0-59 Heidelberg...............33-37 John Carroll.....42-35 (OT) @Marietta................24-38 Ohio Northern..........31-39

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10 S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

ALLEGHENY (5-5)

Westminster............. 6-13 Bye @Hiram.................... 20-7 @Carnegie Mellon.. 24-21 Denison.................... 14-0 Wabash................... 20-28 @Kenyon.................. 24-0 Wooster.................. 27-20 @Ohio Wesleyan..... 10-17 Wittenberg................ 6-17 @Oberlin................. 22-27

DENISON (4-6)

Randolph-Macon.... 16-42 @Case Western........ 6-45 Bye Gallaudet................... 42-0 @Allegheny............... 0-14 Oberlin.................... 27-34 @Ohio Wesleyan..... 10-27 Hiram...................... 42-13 @Kenyon................ 51-41 @Wabash................. 0-42 Earlham.................... 20-7

EARLHAM (3-7)

Rose-Hulman.......... 16-24 Manchester............. 14-27 @Anderson..... 26-23 (OT) Bye @Wabash............... 20-54 Wittenberg................ 0-73 @Oberlin................. 14-42 Kenyon................... 42-35 @Hiram.................. 31-14 Wooster.................. 14-66 @Denison................. 7-20

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HIRAM (0-10)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Franklin................... 21-34 Catholic University.. 14-20 Bye Wabash..................... 0-15 @Kenyon................ 35-27 @Wooster................. 9-13 Denison.................. 27-10 @Wittenberg........... 16-21 Allegheny................ 17-10 @Hiram.................... 37-7 @Case Western...... 17-20

KENYON (3-8)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Bye Franklin................... 35-33 @Millikin................... 28-6 @Ohio Wesleyan....... 15-0 Earlham.................. 54-20 @Allegheny............. 28-20 Wittenberg.............. 24-17 Oberlin.................... 45-14 @Wooster............... 21-10 Denison.................... 42-0 @DePauw............... 21-24

OBERLIN (5-5)

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Capital....................... 0-13 Bye @Olivet................... 17-16 @Alma.................... 30-15 Wooster.................... 58-7 @Earlham................. 73-0 @Wabash............... 17-24 Ohio Wesleyan........ 21-16 Oberlin.................... 38-14 @Allegheny............... 17-6 Hiram...................... 70-20

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Bye Bethany ................... 7-24 Allegheny.................. 7-20 @Manchester.......... 14-54 @Oberlin................. 14-49 Kenyon................... 21-49 @Wooster............... 17-24 @Denison............... 13-42 Earlham.................. 14-31 Ohio Wesleyan.......... 7-37 @Wittenberg........... 20-70

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Grinnell................... 70-35 Clar. McKenna........ 18-21 Case West. Reserve.26-49 Bye Ohio Wesleyan........ 27-35 @Hiram.................. 49-21 Allegheny.................. 0-24 @Earlham............... 35-42 Denison.................. 41-51 @Oberlin................. 33-63 @Wooster............... 13-49

S-1 S-8 S-15 S-22 S-29 O-6 O-13 O-20 O-27 N-3 N-10

Case Western......... 15-37 @Heidelberg........... 26-37 Bye @Wash. & Jef......... 26-56 Hiram...................... 49-14 @Denison............... 34-27 Earlham.................. 42-14 @Wabash............... 14-45 @Wittenberg........... 14-38 Kenyon................... 63-33 Allegheny................ 27-22

WABASH (9-1)

WITTENBERG (8-2)

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WOOSTER (4-6)

@John Carroll........... 0-24 Waynesburg........... 35-45 Bye @Case Western...... 17-30 @Wittenberg............. 7-58 Ohio Wesleyan.......... 13-9 Hiram...................... 24-17 @Allegheny............. 20-27 Wabash................... 10-21 @Earlham............... 66-14 Kenyon................... 49-13


Presents

The Good Stuff

Carr, Hart & Henne Are Gutless Llllloyd Carr is gutless. So is Michael Hart. And so is Chad Henne. In order to protect his two prima donnas who were nursing boo-boos, the Michigan coach sat out the running back and the quarterback played only two possessions during last week’s loss at Wisconsin. Neither Hart nor Henne seemed to mind the unnecessary benching. The trio was willing to accept a loss to Wisconsin in order to be in the best health possible against Ohio State. And these wimps consider themselves competitors? They’re gutless. While Woody taught us to hate but still respect the Maize and Blow, the latter is no longer possible. Remember folks, Hart and Henne returned for their senior season with the mission of beating the Buckeyes for the first time in their careers. But they were so afraid of getting hurt against the Badgers, they simply sat out. Are you kidding me? Seriously, think how gutless that is. Yes, that’s the third time I’ve used that word; one for each

loss they’ve suffered to Ohio State. Forget what you’ve heard from Llllloyd that Hart and Henne were too banged up to go against Wisconsin. They may be hurt, but they weren’t too hurt to play. So Llllloyd, I’ve learned all I need to know about the state of your program now. It’s gutless. And that final reference is for this week’s loss to Ohio State. Then again, if the Buckeye defense plays with as much intestinal fortitude against Michigan as it did against Illinois, there’s a Capital One Bowl in our future. And wouldn’t it be just lovely if the opponent was Florida. Don’t worry, the chances of a Gator rematch is unlikely, but a battle against “Rocky Top” is probable. God, how I hate that song. Speaking of Florida, is there any irony that the Buckeyes lost to a coach whose previous job was coach of the Gators? And Illinois’ Ron Zook is an Ohio native, as is current Florida boss Urban Meyer. Indeed, when the Buckeyes lose these days, there’s usually a Buckeye connection on the other end. Even though it’s the first time since 1959 that

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both Ohio State and Michigan enter The Game coming off a loss, Woody and Bo would still love this week’s scenario: The winner is the outright Big Ten champion and goes to the Rose Bowl. Gee, it’s like the good old days. What’s truly amazing is that Ohio State has only been to “The Granddaddy of Them All” twice in the last 25 years. That’s stunning. Michigan, though, has been there three times in the last four seasons. If the Buckeyes do win this week, their Rose Bowl opponent will likely be the Pac-10 runnerup, which will be USC or Arizona State. This assumes, of course, that Oregon will be playing for the national title. If it’s the Trojans, it’s possible the winner of the Rose Bowl will be the 2008 preseason No. 1 team. It really won’t mean much, though, because the Buckeyes and Trojans will settle it on the field, as the two will play September 13 in Los Angeles.

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This Week’s Question:

Is Jim Tressel The Best Ohio State Football Coach Ever?

Presents Woody Hayes is the most important coach in Ohio State football history. He made Buckeye football what it is today. He made the Ohio StateMichigan rivalry the best in all of sports. But in terms of coaching, Woody’s been passed. If Jim Tressel quit tomorrow, he’d be the best coach Ohio State has ever had. Tressel has raised the bar to heights we’ve never seen. Recordsetting regular season and Big Ten conference winning streaks; four BCS bowls in the last five years, a national title in 2002, second in the nation in 2006 and a probable third straight Big Ten title and Rose Bowl appearance this season. Tressel’s record at Ohio State is 72-15. That’s an obscene .828 winning percentage, and he’s doing all of this in the era of limited scholarships. Unlike the 105 scholarship days of Woody and Bo, when the dominant programs stockpiled the best talent, Tressel works with 85. Analysts and

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coaches will tell you there’s more parity in college football than ever before. You’re not supposed to be able to do what Tressel is doing. I know the argument my colleague, Ken Halloy, and others will make: Tressel hasn’t done it over the long haul and it’s too early to judge. I admit, I can’t predict the future, but based on recruiting and the way the Ohio State program is handled, my money’s with Tressel. Enjoy it because this could end up being the best era of Ohio State football we’ll ever know.

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In Jim Tressel’s first six seasons at Ohio State, he posted a 5-1 record against Michigan, had four 10-win seasons, won four of six bowl games, claimed three Big Ten titles and one national championship Incredible. In Lloyd Carr’s first six seasons at Michigan, he had a 5-1 record against Ohio State, three 10-win seasons (and two nine-win campaigns), and also won four bowls, three Big Ten titles and a national championship. You see where this is going? A half

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dozen years later the Carr has run out of gas. He’s now getting hammered by his rival and even losing to I-AA teams. Fans want him fired. No, I’m not predicting a similar fate for Tressel. The Vest is a great coach. But it’s too early to immortalize him. For now, Woody is the greatest Buckeye coach of all time. I confess to some sentimentality being at play here. I loved Woody. I grew up with Woody. I literally wept when he died. Woody made Ohio State the football factory it is today. He laid the foundation for the success Earle Bruce, John Cooper and Tressel achieved. Coaches gain legendary status because of sustained success over a long period of time. And we know coaches are hired to eventually be fired. Cooper lasted 13 years, Bruce nine. Woody made it 28 seasons. So, in another decade or so, let’s reconvene this conversation about Tressel being the best ever.

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“Let’s wait another decade or so. Tressel has had a great seven-year run, but Woody Hayes won 13 Big Ten championships and five national titles. Tressel isn’t there yet.” Scott Shick Bedford

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“Tressel certainly has the potential to be the greatest, but it’s way too early. We can start talking about it once he beats Florida and other teams from the SEC.” Bill Gumina Bedford

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“Tressel’s records and achievements don’t add up to Woody’s yet, but I think Tressel will eventually pass Woody.” Walt Killian Warrensville Heights

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“I think Tressel runs a perfect program and let’s face it: it’s much tougher to win now-a-days than when Woody coached.” Joe Maple Bedford “I might be biased because I’m young, but I can’t see how any other Ohio State coach can be considered better than Tressel.” Ryan Jacobs Bedford “It’s too early to name Tressel the greatest, but I would say he’s almost there. It won’t be long before Tressel passes Woody.” Desmond Brown Bedford

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PRESENTS BUCKEYE GAME DAY

Michigan Wolverines BREAKIN’ IT DOWN

The winner claims the Big Ten title outright and goes to the Rose Bowl. OHIO STATE OFFENSE VS. Welcome to the 104th edition of The Game, the greatest rivalry in all of sports. MICHIGAN DEFENSE Though last year’s meeting in Columbus was considered the If Ohio State spreads Michigan’s defense, the biggest of all-time because both teams were undefeated and the Buckeyes will score at will. winner was headed to the BCS National Championship, this year’s That’s not to suggest smash-mouth won’t work, battle offers a different, yet perhaps more titillating intrigue. but getting guys like Brian Hartline and Ray Small in open space on Ohio State at Michigan Keyword: Pride, and both teams have different agendas in quick screens and slants is the best way to expose the Wolverines. When: Nov. 17, 2007 maintaining theirs. And going deep to Brian Robiskie for the quick score will be Kickoff: 12 p.m. EST Let’s start with Michigan. Quarterback Chad Henne and runthere as well, as the Wolverine secondary is awful. Where: Michigan Stadium ning back Michael Hart returned for their senior season for one We’re worried about quarterback Todd Boeckman’s pysche. Series: Michigan leads 57-40-6 reason; to beat Ohio State. The Buckeyes, as you know, have won He’ll be starting for the first time in his career in the aftermatch of Last Meeting: Ohio State won, the last three meetings in the series. a poor performance. If he doesn’t trust himself and pull the trigger 42-39, last year in Ohio Stadium. After last year’s loss, Hart popped off that Ohio State really quickly on his throws, another three-pick game could be in the wasn’t all that good and that he couldn’t wait to get another shot works. at the Buckeyes. He was serious, as he bypassed becoming an The Buckeyes won’t put up 42 points like last year, but fourinstant NFL millionaire. to-five scores should be no problem. The key will be scoring touchdowns instead of Ditto for Henne. Given the NFL’s paucity at the position, Henne could probably field goals after getting into the red zone. be starting somewhere on Sunday. If the Buckeyes do build a 10-point or greater lead midway through the third Bottom line: Hart and Henne’s collegiate careers get defined by Saturday’s out- quarter, the Vest is going to swallow the playbook. He’ll be grilled mercilessly by fans come. If they lose, they’ll rank among the U of M all-time leaders in several offensive and media if it backfires, so we’d just as soon see OSU be aggressive offensively from categories, but they’ll be forever branded for going 0-fer against Ohio State. start to finish Moreover, after embarrassing opening-season losses to Appalachian State and ADVANTAGE: Ohio State. Oregon, and then another ugly one last week at Wisconsin, the Wolverines know the only way to salvage their season is to win this game. MICHIGAN OFFENSE VS. OHIO STATE DEFENSE Now to Ohio State. It’s simple. The Buckeyes were bullied by Illinois in losing Let’s face it: Ohio State’s defense got exposed against Illinois, and it’s probably their first regular season game in over two years. The defensive game plan designed not as good as the unit that gave up 39 points to the Wolverines last year. by the coaches was awful, to be polite. Henne had the best of his three outings against the Buckeyes that day, as he was Fans are wondering whether this season end the same way as last? Yes, Ohio seldom pressured. State, your manhood is being challenged. If Ohio State doesn’t bring the heat early and often, some coaching heads should Let’s have at it! roll. Henne’s nursing a sore shoulder, so even if the Buckeyes don’t come up with sacks early, just knocking Henne to the ground will exact a huge toll.

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Henne lacks mobility, and despite having been a four-year starter, still tends to get rattled after getting knocked around a bit. Hart is the nation’s best running back, but he, too, is a bit gimpy (ankle). Mario Manningham may be the nation’s best receiver and if the Wolverines win, he’ll likely play a vital role. Without question, Michigan has the most balanced offense the Buckeyes will face this season. The Buckeyes yield, on average, about 11 points and 237 yards a game. Michigan may double those numbers. ADVANTAGE: Michigan.

The

Members of the Best Buckeye Coverage team at 610WTVN Radio in Columbus offer their predictions and comments on the Ohio State game. This should be another classic. Expect the Buckeye defense to rebound, as Ohio State will pull away in the second half. OSU 27-14.

Dave Maetzold

Two game tickets: $600. Gas: $100. Tailgate supplies: $200. Watching Mike Hart walk off the field winless against Ohio State: priceless. OSU 24-13.

Bob Conners

Both teams are a bit banged up, but Ohio State, despite the loss to Illinois, probably has more confidence going into this game than Michigan. OSU 20-17.

Matt McCoy

Win or lose, many say this is Llllloyd Carr’s last Ohio StateMichigan game. How about one more L? The Buckeyes win a close one. OSU 23-21.

John Corby

This is the big one and the Vest just seems to have Llllloyd’s number. I forget: How many “L’s” are in Lloyd? However many there are, add another one. OSU 27-10.

Dave Purdy

Just like we want it, this game will decide the Big Ten championship. Whichever team bounces back better will win. OSU 24-21.

Larry Larson

No matter the records, no matter the implications, this is a game I have looked forward to for over 50 years. It is as good as it gets in college football. OSU 24-10.

Joel Riley

Anything can happen in this game and often does, but Tressel has Lloyd’s number again. Who do we play in the Rose Bowl? OSU 31-17.

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SPECIAL TEAMS

It’s been feast or famine for Buckeye special teams. Punter A. J. Trapasso’s been long and consistent all season and Ryan Pretorious has shown he can hits treys from 50 yards or more. However, there have been blocked field goals and missed extra points, and the Buckeye kick return team ranks next-to-last nationally. Since K.C. Lopata took over in the sixth game, Michigan’s place-kicking has gone from putrid to perfect. He’s made all eight of his field goals, with the longest being 42 yards. Punter Zoltan Mesko has been decent, averaging 39.9 yards. Michigan’s longest kickoff and punt returns of the season were 35 and 37 yards, respectively. ADVANTAGE: Even.

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High School Scoreboard NORTHEAST OHIO

DIVISION I A-25 S-1 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-13 O-19 O-26

BOARDMAN (7-3)

@St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . .7-37 Start . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-6 Chaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-0 Massillon Jackson . . . . . .28-0 Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-38 Massillon Perry . . . . . . . .42-6 @Uniontown Lake . . . . .39-38 @Canton McKinley. . . . .17-21 @Glenoak. . . . . . . . . . . .21-13 Austintown-Fitch . . . . . . .25-0

BRUNSWICK (10-0)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-27 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Mansfield Senior . . . . . .35-20 Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-0 Breck.-Broad. Hts. . . . . .40-22 @Nordonia . . . . . . . . . . .14-12 Normandy . . . . . . . . . . .42-34 @Elyria. . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-14 @Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-10 Strongsville . . . . . . . . . . .27-7 @Lakewood . . . . . . . . . .34-13 Medina . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-10

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Lake Catholic . . . . . . . . .13-27 St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . .14-13 @Willoughby South . . . . .32-3 @Bedford . . . . . . . . . . . .47-13 @Eastlake North. . . . . . .54-21 Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-34 @Cleveland Heights . . . .33-14 Shaker Heights. . . . . . . . .35-0 @Maple Heights . . . . . . . .23-6 Shaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-13

EUCLID (9-1)

GLENOAK (6-4)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-10 Breck.-Broad. Hts. . . . . .26-15 @Wooster . . . . . . . . . . . .37-6 @Austintown-Fitch. . . . . .26-0 @Canton McKinley. . . . .15-30 Massillon Jackson . . . . .13-19 @Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6 Uniontown Lake . . . . . . .14-35 Boardman . . . . . . . . . . .13-21 @Massillon Perry. . . . . .27-10

A-25 S-1 S-8 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-11 O-19 O-26

@Warren Central (Ind.) .38-36 vs. L.B. Poly Tech (Calif.)13-21 @St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . .12-27 Lincoln West . . . . . . . . . .46-0 @John Adams . . . . . . . . .50-0 @John Marshall . . . . . . . .48-0 @Collinwood . . . . . . . . . .55-6 @East Technical . . . . . . . .52-0 Cleveland East . . . . . . . . .43-0 Cleveland South . . . . . . . .53-0

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Wash. Dunbar (D.C.) . . . .38-8 Licking Valley . . . . . . . . .45-40 @Louisville. . . . . . . . . . .21-35 Canton McKinley . . . . . . .17-7 @Boardman . . . . . . . . . . .38-7 Uniontown Lake . . . . . . .42-21 Glenoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 @Austintown-Fitch. . . . . .34-7 @Massillon Perry. . . . . . .21-7 Massillon Jackson . . . . . .31-0

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-6 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Cardinal Mooney . . . . .10-21 Strongsville . . . . . . . . . .44-28 @Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . .38-17 @Massillon Washington 56-52 @Euclid . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-35 @Shaker Heights . . . . . . .49-7 Maple Heights . . . . . . . . .55-6 Bye Cleveland Heights . . . . .66-35

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-20 @Massillon Jackson . . .21-14 Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-28 Brunswick . . . . . . . . . . .12-14 @Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . .31-21 Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . . . . .50-7 Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 @Stow-Munroe Falls . . .14-10 @Mayfield . . . . . 45-42 (5OT) Garfield Heights . . . . . . . .34-0

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

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PAINESVILLE RIVERSIDE (7-3)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-41 West Geauga . . . . . . . . .24-29 Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-6 Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-16 @Jefferson Area. . . . . . . .43-6 @Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . . .16-6 Eastlake North . . . . . . . . .42-7 @Chardon . . . . . . . . . . .14-21 @Willoughby South . . . .38-21 Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-20

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-20 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . . .43-7 @Washington Massillon .10-3 Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-27 Mayfield . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-10 @Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-0 Lakewood. . . . . . . . . . . . .55-0 Brunswick . . . . . . . . . . .10-14 @Elyria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-7 @Median . . . . . . . . . . . .34-10 Strongsville . . . . . . . . . .24-14

A-25 S-1 S-8 S-14 S-21 S-29 O-6 O-12 O-20 O-27

Boardman . . . . . . . . . . . .37-7 Cleveland JFK. . . . . . . . . .36-0 Buffalo Canisius (N.Y.) . . .64-0 @Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . .17-38 @St. Francis (N.Y.). . . . . .47-7 Massillon Washington . . .27-0 @Warren G. Harding . . . .56-0 @La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . .22-20 St. Xavier . . . . . . 14-17 (3OT) @St. Edward . . . . . . . . .19-14

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

MENTOR (7-2)

NORDONIA (9-1)

NORTH ROYALTON (9-1)

@Breck.-Broad. Hts. . . . .21-7 Revere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3 John Marshall . . . . . . . . .37-6 Elyria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-13 @Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . .28-14 @Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . .35-21 Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 @Valley Forge . . . . . . . .28-14 @Parma . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-35 Normandy . . . . . . . . . . .28-13

ST. IGNATIUS (8-2)

WADSWORTH (9-1)

@Wooster . . . . . . 40-37 (OT) Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . . . .38-14 @Medina . . . . . . . . . . . .30-24 @Medina Highland . . . . .36-21 Revere . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-17 Cloverleaf . . . . . . . . . . . .14-23 @Green . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-31 @Barberton . . . . . . . . . .37-14 Copley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-14 Tallmadge. . . . . . . . . . . .31-16

DIVISION II

GLENVILLE (8-2)

HOOVER (8-2)

SOLON (8-2)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

ASHLAND (9-1)

@Willard . . . . . . . . . . . .35-21 Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-21 @Shelby. . . . . . . . . . . . .14-42 Mansfield Madison. . . . . .35-6 Wooster . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-20 @West Holmes . . . . . . . .34-8 @Orrville . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-0 Mansfield Senior . . . . . .35-10 Clear Fork. . . . . . . . . . . .42-21 @Lexington . . . . . . . . . .33-28

AVON LAKE (10-0)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Avon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-25 @Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-13 Elyria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-14 Breck.-Broad. Hts. . . . . .48-14 @Olmsted Falls . . . . . . . .35-7 North Olmsted . . . . . . . .41-20 @Midpark . . . . . . . . . . . .34-9 Berea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-7 @Westlake . . . . . . . . . . .55-14 @Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-3

A-23 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Youngstown East . . . . . . .19-8 Canton South . . . . . . . . . .27-7 Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-6 @Howland . . . . . . . . . . . .9-14 Niles McKinley . . . . . . . .49-14 @East Liverpool . . . . . . . .45-0 Campbell Memorial . . . .49-12 Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .70-21 @Struthers. . . . . . . . . . . .42-0 @Poland Seminary . . . .28-10

CANFIELD (9-1)

CLEVELAND SOUTH (8-2)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-6 O-12 O-19 O-26

Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-17 @Warrensville Hts. . . . .22-13 @Huron . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-44 @East Technical . . . . . . . .28-0 @Lincoln West . . . . . . . . .46-0 Cleveland East . . . . . . . .30-14 @Rhodes . . . . . . . . . . . .38-20 John Marshall . . . . . . . . .54-0 Cleveland JFK. . . . . . . . . .20-6 @Glenville . . . . . . . . . . . .0-53

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21

@Revere. . . . . . . . . . . . .26-17 @Canal Fulton NW . . . . .21-42 @Tallmadge . . . . . . . . . .20-35 @Akron East . . . . . . . . .26-14 Ellet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-7

FIRESTONE (7-3)

S-28 O-5 O-13 O-20 O-26

Akron North . . . . . . . . . .33-13 Akron Garfield . . . . . . . .41-34 @Buchtel . . . . . . . . . . . .27-26 @Kenmore . . . . . . . . . . . .44-0 @Walsh Jesuit . . . . . . . .27-63

A-23 A-30 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-6 @Lakeview . . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 Canfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-9 Struthers . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-0 @Campbell Memorial . . .44-14 @Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-7 Poland Seminary . 20-14 (OT) @East Liverpool . . . . . . .63-20 @Niles McKinley . . . . . . .10-7

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

HOWLAND (10-0)

LEXINGTON (8-2)

@Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-7 @Shelby. . . . . . . . . . . . .14-21 Willard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .53-6 Mansfield Senior . . . . . .41-19 @Orrville . . . . . . . . . . . .34-10 Clear Fork. . . . . . . . . . . . .34-7 Wooster . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-0 @Mansfield Madison . . . .43-0 @West Holmes . . . . . . .21-20 Ashland . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-33

LOUISVILLE (8-2)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Ravenna . . . . . . . . . . .35-28 Uniontown Lake . . . . . . .34-35 Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-21 Canal Fulton Northwest .33-34 @West Branch . . . . . . . .23-13 Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-6 @Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-6 Marlington . . . . . . . . . . . .42-7 @Canton South . . . . . . .35-20 @Minerva. . . . . . . . . . . . .40-0

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-11 O-19 O-26

Normandy . . . . . . . . . . .17-34 @Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-0 @Lake Catholic . . . . . . . .9-24 Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-24 Ashtabula Edgewood . . . .42-0 Willoughby South . . . . .24-21 Chardon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-6 @Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 @Eastlake North. . . . . . . .20-9 @Painesville Riverside . .20-21

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-20 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

MADISON (7-3)

MAYFIELD (7-3)

@Bedford . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-7 Willoughby South . . . . . .30-0 Olmsted Falls . . . . . . . . . .33-0 @Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-13 Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-12 @Garfield Heights . . . . . .38-0 Stow-Munroe Falls . . . . .17-13 @Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . . .16-0 Nordonia . . . . . . 42-45 (5OT) @Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . .11-21

MIDVIEW (8-2)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Elyria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-7 Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-6 @Buckeye . . . . . . . . . . .32-14 Firelands . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @Vermilion . . . . . . . . . .19-22 Rocky River . . . . . . . . . .15-40 Avon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-26 @Fairview Park Fairview 41-14 Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-13 @North Ridgeville . . . . .20-14

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-15 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-20 O-26

@Madison . . . . . . . . . . .34-17 Poland Seminary . . . . . . .14-6 Massillon Washington . .27-13 Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . . . . .34-7 @Brunswick . . . . . . . . . .34-42 Valley Forge . . . . . . . . . . .19-0 @Parma . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-25 @Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-6 Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . . .33-14 @North Royalton . . . . . .13-28

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Cuyahoga Heights . . . . .17-14 @Ellet. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-7 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . .35-20 @Green . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-14 Cloverleaf . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-0 Revere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 @Copley. . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-7 @Medina Highland . . . . .30-24 Barberton . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-0 @Wadsworth . . . . . . . . .16-31

NORMANDY (8-2)

TALLMADGE (9-1)

Division I

Region 1 (1) Mentor (7-2) (8) Painesville Riverside (7-3)

Region 3 (1) Hilliard Darby (9-1) (8) Columbus Upper Arlington (8-2)

Mentor (38-17) Mentor (23-13)

(4) Solon (8-2) (5) North Royalton (9-1)

Solon (26-7)

(2) Cleveland St. Ignatius (8-2) (7) Cleveland Glenville (8-2)

Glenville (26-23)

(3) Euclid (9-1) (6) Youngstown Boardman (7-3)

Boardman (14-7)

Region 2 (1) Brunswick (10-0) (8) Canton Glenoak (6-4)

Glenville (21-3)

(2) North Canton Hoover (8-2) (7) Toledo St. John’s Jesuit (6-4) (3) Macedonia Nordonia (9-1) (6) Perrysburg (8-2)

Hoover (40-33, 5OT) Nordonia (43-21)

Hoover (21-14)

Division II

Region 5 (1) Warren Howland (10-0) (8) Madison (7-3)

Mayfield (6-0)

Mayfield (12-10)

(2) Tallmadge (9-1) (7) Akron Fireston (7-3)

Tallmadge (35-20)

(3) Parma Normandy (8-2) (6) Cleveland South (8-2)

Normandy (38-6)

Region 6 (1) Avon Lake (10-0) (8) Grafton Midview (8-2)

(3) Dublin Coffman (10-0) (6) Gahanna Lincoln (7-3)

Coffman (28-21) Coffman (35-9)

St. Xavier (45-14)

(4) Centerville (8-2) (5) Cincinnati Princeton (8-2)

Centerville (42-21)

(2) Cincinnati Colerain (10-0) (7) Clayton Northmont (7-3)

Colerain (35-0)

(3) Cincinnati Sycamore (9-1) (6) Cincinnati Moeller (6-3)

Moeller (35-28)

Region 7 (1) Col. St. Francis DeSales (10-0) (8) Zanesville (8-2)

Howland (49-7)

(4) Parma Padua Franciscan (7-3) (5) Mayfield (7-3)

Pick. Central (21-7)

Region 4 (1) Cincinnati St. Xavier (10-0) (8) Cincinnati Elder (7-3)

Brunswick (37-23)

Whitmer (51-37)

Normandy (41-38 3OT)

Ashland (21-14)

St. Xavier (31-6)

Colerain (27-7)

DeSales (50-7) DeSales (27-10)

(4) Canfield (9-1) (5) Columbus Marion-Franklin (9-1)

Canfield (43-19)

(2) Louisville (8-2) (7) Uniontown Lake (7-3)

Louisville (34-21)

(3) Logan (9-1) (6) Dresden Tri-Valley (9-1)

Tri-Valley (31-26) Louisville (22-13)

Region 8 (1) Cincinnati Turpin (10-0) (8) Cincinnati Winton Woods (7-3)

Avon Lake (50-13)

Darby (16-3)

G-Mad. (41-27)

(2) Pickerington Central (10-0) (7) Lancaster (7-3)

Brunswick (35-19)

(4) Toledo Whitmer (8-2) (5) Wadsworth (9-1)

(4) Columbus Brookhaven (9-1) (5) Groveport-Madison (7-3)

Darby (35-10)

(4) Trenton Edgewood (8-1) (5) Trotwood-Madison (7-3)

Turpin (24-14) Turpin (21-13)

Madison (33-27, OT)

(4) Ashland (9-1) (5) Powell Olentangy Liberty (8-2)

Ashland (28-21)

(2) Sylvania Southview (9-1) (7) Lexington (8-2)

Southview (28-13)

(2) Cincinnati Anderson (8-2)

Anderson (14-6)

(3) Toledo Central Catholic (8-2) (6) Piqua (7-3)

Piqua (21-9)

(7) Kings Mills Kings (8-2) (3) Cincinnati Withrow (9-1) (6) Dayton Carroll (9-1)

Carroll (38-28) Anderson (31-13)

Region 11 (1) Canal Fulton Northwest (10-0) (8) Poland Seminary (7-3)

CF Northwest (32-8)

Southview (21-14)

Division III

Region 9 (1) Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (8-1) (8) Mogadore Field (9-1) (4) Aurora (9-1) (5) Cortland Lakeview (8-2)

W. Jesuit (35-0) Lakeview (14-10)

Lakeview (17-6)

(2) Rocky River (10-0) (7) Hubbard (7-3)

Rocky River (30-16)

(3) Mentor Lake Catholic (6-4) (6) Ravenna (8-2)

Lake Cath. (21-20) Lake Catholic (28-25)

Region 10 (1) Sunbury Big Walnut (9-1) (8) Rossford (6-4)

Big Walnut (35-8)

(4) Bellefontaine (9-1) (5) Shelby (8-2)

Shelby (35-7)

(2) Napoleon (9-1) (7) Urbana (9-1)

Napoleon (48-6)

(3) Tipp City Tippecanoe (10-0) (6) Clyde (9-1)

Clyde (41-7)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28

UNIONTOWN LAKE (7-3)

@Copley. . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-7 @Louisville. . . . . . . . . . .35-34 @Canton McKinley. . . . . .24-6 Massillon Perry . . . . . . .28-35 Massillon Jackson . . . . .49-19 @Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . .21-42

O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Boardman . . . . . . . . . . .38-39 @Glenoak. . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 Austintown-Fitch . . . . . .47-22 @Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .42-0

Dover (11-7)

(2) Newark Licking Valley (9-1) (7) Granville (7-3)

L.Valley (42-21)

(3) Beloit West Branch (8-2) W. Branch (48-22) Licking Valley (35-21) (6) New Concord John Glenn (8-2) Region 12 (1) Cincinnati Indian Hill (8-2) (8) Eaton (6-4)

Big Walnut (35-2)

DIVISION III A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14

AURORA (9-1)

@Streetsboro . . . . . . . . . .30-7 Crestwood . . . . . . . . . . . .24-0 Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . . .24-13 @Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-17

Indian Hill (41-25)

(4) Wash. Courthouse Wash. (8-2) Circleville (25-19) (5) Circleville (7-3) (2) Canal Winchester (9-1) (7) Gemantown Valley View (5-5)

Clyde (19-13)

CF Northwest (42-13)

(4) Dover (7-3) (5) Canton South (6-4)

(3) Goshen (9-1) (8) Monroe (8-2) S-20 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Beachwood . . . . . . . . .56-14 Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-13 @West Geauga. . . . . . . .21-14 Chagrin Falls . . . . . . . . . .45-0 @Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .33-13 Wickliffe . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-12

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Indian Hill (53-14)

Canal Winchester (17-16) Monroe (35-13) Monroe (47-21)

CANAL FULTON NW (10-0)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28

@Orrville . . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . .42-21 Chardon . . . . . . . . . . . . .55-16 @Louisville. . . . . . . . . . .34-33 Canton South . . . . . . . . . .24-7 Minerva . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-7

O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Carrollton . . . . . . . . . .30-16 West Branch . . . . . . . . .38-22 @Marlington . . . . . . . . . .17-6 @Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . .34-13


Division IV

Region 13 (1) Youngs. Cardinal Mooney (10-0) (8) Coshocton (7-3) (4) Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary (8-2) (5) Perry (9-1)

Region 15 (1) St. Clarisville (10-0) (8) Ironton Rock Hill (7-3)

Mooney (30-6) SVSM (42-6)

Mooney (28-7)

St. Clairs. (48-13)

(4) Pataskala Licking Heights (9-1) Lick. Hts. (42-34) (5) Portsmouth (8-2)

(2) Steubenville (10-0) Steubenville (28-10) (7) Cuyahoga Falls Cuy. Val. Chr. (9-1) Steubenville (44-29) (3) Canton Central Catholic (9-1) Canton (48-6) (6) Zoarville Tuscarawas Valley (8-2)

(2) Williamsport Westfall (10-0) (7) New Lexington (8-2)

Westfall (31-7)

(3) Waverly (9-1) (6) Belmont Union Local (9-1)

Waverly (27-21)

Region 14 (1) Pemberville Eastwood (9-1) (8) Elyria Catholic (8-2)

Region 16 (1) Kettering Archbishop Alter (10-0) (8) Dayton Oakwood (7-3)

Eastwood (42-27)

(4) Sparta Highland (9-1) (5) Genoa Area (9-1)

Genoa (12-7)

(2) Fostoria (8-2) (7) Ottawa-Glandorf (8-2)

Ottawa (35-18)

(3) Marion Pleasant (9-1) (6) Oak Harbor (8-2)

Pleasant (14-0)

Eastwood (14-7)

Pleasant (48-21)

Division V

Region 17 (1) North Lima South Range (10-0) (8) Kirtland (8-2) (4) Gates Mills Gilmour Acad. (8-1) (5) Vienna Mathews (10-0)

Gates (38-13)

(2) Youngstown Ursuline (8-2) (7) Bedford St. Peter Chanel (6-4)

Ursuline (43-0)

South Range (23-0)

Ursuline (29-6)

(3) Apple Creek Waynedale (8-2) Waynedale (19-7) (6) West Salem Northwestern (9-1) Region 18 (1) Hamler Patrick Henry (9-1) (8) Liberty Center (7-3) (4) Lima Central Catholic (9-1) (5) Bucyrus Wynford (10-0)

Pat. Henry (34-14)

Lima C.C. (28-12)

(2) Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-0) (7) Archbold (7-3)

Lib.-Bent. (45-13)

(3) Sherwood Fairview (9-1) (6) Defiance Tinora (8-2)

Tinora (45-42)

Division VI

Region 21 (1) Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (10-0) (8) Leetonia (7-3) (4) Mogadore (9-1) (5) Columbiana (7-3)

Hope-Loud. (49-14) Hope-Loud. (40-16)

Mogadore (25-14)

(2) Norwalk St. Paul (9-1) (7) Monroeville (6-4)

St. Paul (49-21)

(3) Warren John F. Kennedy (8-2) (6) McDonald (8-2 Region 22 (1) McComb (9-1) (8) Toledo Christian (8-2)

St. Paul (26-7)

JFK (48-8)

McComb (56-7)

(4) Arlington (8-2) (5) West Unity Hilltop (8-2)

Arlington (48-0)

Arlington (21-6)

(2) Carey (8-2) (7) Defiance Ayersville (7-3)

Def. Ayers. (35-14)

(3) Ada (6-4) (6) Antwerp (7-3)

Ada (41-12)

CANTON SOUTH (6-4)

A-23 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-21 @Canfield. . . . . . . . . . . . .7-27 Ravenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-0 @Minerva. . . . . . . . . . . .42-21 @Canal Fulton Northwest 7-24 West Branch . . . . . . . . .11-15 @Marlington . . . . . . . . . .14-9 Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-14 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . .20-35 @Carrollton . . . . . . . . . .31-20

A-23 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12

@Canton South . . . . . . .21-28 Avon Lake . . . . . . . . . . .13-25 @Canton Cent. Catholic .14-35 River View . . . . . . . . . . . .35-0 @Coshocton . . . . . . . . .49-19 @Cambridge . . . . . . . . . .56-0 Claymont . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 Meadowbrook . . . . . . . . .42-7

DOVER (7-3)

O-19 @Indian Valley . . . . . . . . .59-0 O-26 New Philadelphia . . . . . .31-21 A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 A-23 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21

FIELD (9-1)

@Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . .42-6 Akron Manchester . . . . . .27-0 Rootstown . . . . . . . . . . . .47-7 @Roosevelt . . . . . . . . . . .14-0 Crestwood . . . . . . . . . . .34-15 @Akron Springfield . . . . .42-0 @Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-6 @Ravenna . . . . . . . . . . .13-21 Coventry. . . . . . . . . . . . .16-13

HUBBARD (7-3)

Poland Seminary . . . . . .13-24 Warren JFK . . . . . . . . . .42-21 @Howland . . . . . . . . . . .14-35 LaBrae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-7 @Lakeview . . . . . . . . . . .13-28

S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 A-24 A-31 S-7 S-15 S-21 S-28 O-6 O-13 O-19 O-27

Milt.-Union (28-7)

(3) Clarksville Clinton-Massie (9-1) (6) Cincinnati Wyoming (8-2)

J. Mon. (28-7)

(2) Lore City Buckeye Trail (10-0) (7) Fredericktown (8-2)

Fredrick. (14-6)

LAKE CATHOLIC (6-4)

@Euclid . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-13 @Benedictine . . . . . . . . . .7-21 Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-9 Dublin Coffman . . . . . . .21-26 @Cardinal Mooney . . . . .14-40 Holy Name . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 @Padua Franciscan . . . .35-17 Archbishop Hoban . . . . . .28-0 @Elyria Catholic . . . . . . .35-12 N.D.-Cath. Latin . . . . . . . .7-17

Ready (34-14)

Fredrick (41-38 OT)

(3) Wheelersburg (7-3) Wheelbrg. (21-13) (6) West Lafayette Ridgewood (9-1) W. Jeff. (34-0)

(4) West Liberty-Salem (9-1) (5) Waynesville (7-3)

West Lib. (45-21)

W. Jeff. (56-24)

Region 23 (1) Newark Catholic (8-2) (8) Sugar Grove Berne Union (6-4)

Maria Stein (37-0) Maria Stein (53-0)

New. Cath. (21-18) Newark Cath. (43-6)

(4) Danville (7-3) (5) Malvern (8-2)

Danville (30-25)

(2) Shadyside (9-1) (7) Steubenville Cath. Cent. (8-2)

Shadyside (44-28)

(3) Hannibal River (9-1) (6) Beallsville (10-0)

River (20-14)

Region 24 (1) Covington (10-0) (8) Portsmouth Notre Dame (6-4)

LAKEVIEW (8-2)

POLAND SEMINARY (7-3)

A-23 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12

@Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . .24-13 @Normandy . . . . . . . . . . .6-14 Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-19 @Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-0 East Liverpool . . . . . . . . .56-7 @Niles McKinley . . . . . . .26-7 Struthers . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-6 @Howland . . . . . . 14-20 (OT)

Shadyside

(26-13)

Covington (44-12)

(4) Lockland (7-3) Leh. Cath. (41-13) (5) Sidney Lehman Catholic (7-3)

@Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . .37-33 Howland . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-21 @Niles McKinley . . . . . . .0-17 @Champion . . . . 34-27 (2OT) Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-13 @Brookfield . . . . . . . . . .33-20 Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-23 @Newton Falls . . . . . . . . .30-6 Girard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-20 LaBrae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-7

@Southeast . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 @Beaver. . . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-16 @Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . .14-12 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . .13-23 @Canton South . . . . . . .15-11 Minerva . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-14 @Canal Fulton Northwest22-38 Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . .27-15 Marlington . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21

WEST BRANCH (8-2)

CANTON CENTRAL CATHOLIC (9-1)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-15 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

New Philadelphia . . . . . . .25-0 Massillon Perry . . . . . . . .35-8 Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 @Holy Name . . . . . . . . .25-13 St. Peter Chanel . . . . . . . .19-0 Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-27 @Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Youngstown East . . . .17-14 Steubenville . . . . . . . . . .34-35 @St. Thomas Aquinas . .48-21

Leh. Cath. (8-7)

Spring. C.C. (28-6) Mech. (48-21)

O-19 Campbell Memorial . . . . .27-7 O-26 Canfield . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-28

RAVENNA (8-2)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . .28-35 Streetsboro . . . . . . . . . . .13-0 @Canton South . . . . . . . .0-10 Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-0 @Southeast . . . . . . . . . .29-19 @Crestwood . . . . . . . . .40-27 Roosevelt . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-7 @Coventry . . . . . . . . . . . .30-6 Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-13 Akron Springfield . . . . . . .48-6

A-24 S-1 S-7 S-14 S-21

Medina Highland . . . . . .42-20 @Trinity . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-10 @Westlake . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 North Ridgeville . . . . . . . .21-0 Avon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-7

ROCKY RIVER (10-0)

A-24 S-1 27-6 S-7 S-15 S-21 S-29 21-0 O-6 O-12 O-19 O-26

Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-10 vs. Monroeville Gateway (Pa.) @Archbishop Hoban . . . .34-0 Warren G. Harding . . . . . .49-0 Lake Catholic . . . . . . . . .40-14 @Ath. Spr. St. Francis (N.Y.) . @Benedictine . . . . . . . . .31-17 @St. Vincent-St. Mary . .21-17 Ursuline . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-14 @Bishop Watterson . . . . .28-0

CUY. VA. CHRISTIAN ACAD. (9-1)

(3) Cincinnati Deer Park (8-2) Deer Pk. (41-14) (6) Cinci. Hills Christian Acad. (8-2)

A-24 A-30 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

CARDINAL MOONEY (10-0)

(3) Ports. Sciotoville Comm. (10-0) (6) Mechanicsburg (6-4)

Newton Falls . . . . . . . . .55-14 @Girard . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-14 Champion. . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 @Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . .45-13 @Brookfield . . . . . . . . . .48-27

(18-14)

Ready (48-0)

(4) Johnstown-Monroe (8-2) (5) Minford (8-2)

Buchtel . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-14 @Archbishop Hoban . . . .28-0 Notre Dame-Cath. Latin .21-14 Akron Garfield . . . . . . . .42-13 @Padua Franciscan . . . .44-27 University School . . . . . .44-34 St. Vincent-St. Mary. . . . .7-10 @Benedictine . . . . . . . . . .41-7 Bye Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . .63-27

DIVISION IV

Clint. Mas. Clint. Mas. (29-28 2 OT)

(2) Springfield Cath. Cent. (10-0) (7) Waynesfield-Goshen (8-2)

Ada (51-50)

Coldwater (59-52)

(2) West Milton Milton-Union (9-1) (7) Brookville (7-3)

(2) Maria Stein Marion Local (10-0) (7) Casstown Miami East (8-2) Lib.-Bent. (14-7)

(48-28)

Alter (30-0) Coldwtr.(43-14)

Region 20 (1) West Jefferson (10-0) (8) Milford Center Fairbanks (9-1)

Pat. Henry (42-0)

Westfall

(4) Plain City Jonathan Alder (8-2) (5) Coldwater (9-1)

Region 19 (1) Columbus Bishop Ready (9-1) (8) Belpre (7-3)

South Range (45-30)

St. Clairs. (33-17)

WALSH JESUIT (8-1)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-22 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Spring. C.C. (24-17)

S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Midview . . . . . . . . . . .40-15 @Vermilion . . . . . . . . . .31-20 Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-6 Firelands . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-0 @F.P. Fairview . . . . . . . .49-18

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-11 O-19 O-26 A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-6 O-12 O-19 O-26 A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-13 O-19 O-26

New London. . . . . . . . . . .27-6 John Adams . . . . . . . . . .42-22 @St. Thomas Aquinas . .31-14 Tuscarawas Valley . . . . .35-36 Kenmore . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-6 Tuslaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-27 @Fairless . . . . . . . . . . . .17-14 @Timken . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-0 Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-0 @Akron Manchester. . . . . .7-3

ELYRIA CATHOLIC (8-2)

Cleveland East . . . . . . . . .49-0 Southview . . . . . . . . . . . .42-6 St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-14 @Warren JFK . . . . . . . . . .30-7 @St. Thomas Aquinas . .35-13 Trinity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-15 @Villa Angela-St. Joseph42-35 St. Peter Chanel . . . . . . .17-24 Lake Catholic . . . . . . . . .12-35 @Cle. Central Catholic . .50-28

PERRY (9-1)

Painesville Riverside . . .41-14 @Jefferson Area. . . . . . . .55-0 @Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-6 Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-10 Wickliffe . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-0 @Orange . . . . . . . . . . . .29-22 Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-14 @Beachwood . . . . . . . . .45-13 West Geauga . . . . . . . . . .7-41 @Chagrin Falls . . . . . . . . .17-7

ST. VINCENT-ST. MARY (8-2)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-15 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-20 O-26

Villa Angela-St. Joseph . .14-7 Clear Fork. . . . . . . . . . . . .23-0 @Medina Highland . . . . . .34-0 @Archbishop Hoban . . .33-28 Napoleon . . . . . . . . . . . .21-15 Chaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-12 @Walsh Jesuit . . . . . . . . .10-7 Cardinal Mooney . . . . . .17-21 @University School . . . . .28-7 Ursuline . . . . . . . . 30-33 (OT)

DIVISION V

SHELBY (8-2)

@Mansfield Madison . . .33-12 Lexington . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 Ashland . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-14 @Tiffin Columbian . . . . . .8-19 Norwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-6 @Fostoria. . . . . . . . . . . .26-15 @Willard . . . . . . . 31-28 (OT) Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-34 @Upper Sandusky . . . . .34-19 Galion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-15

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS (9-1)

A-24 S-1 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-0 @Rhodes . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-8 Lincoln West . . . . . . . . . .53-0 @Kirtland . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-24 Newbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-6 @Hawken . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-8 Fairport Harding . . . . . . . .27-7 Grand Valley. . . . . . . . . . .38-6 Richmond Heights . . . . .35-14 @Independence . . . . . . . .35-0

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GILMOUR ACADEMY (9-1)

A-25 John Adams . . . . . . . . . . .41-0 S-1 John Marshall . . . . . . . . .55-7 S-8 Hawken . . . . . . . . . . . . . .42-6 S-15 @Cleveland Central Catholic . 40-16 S-22 Warrensville Heights . . .33-44 S-29 Conneaut . . . . . . . . . . . .35-13 O-5 @Ashtabula Edgewood .32-12 O-13 Jefferson Area . . . . . . . . .47-7 O-19 @Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . .35-33 O-27 Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-0

KIRTLAND (8-2)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Beachwood . . . . . . . . . . .48-7 @Fairport Harding . . . . .51-12 @Wickliffe . . . . . . . . . . .36-14 Cuyahoga Heights . . . . . .24-6 Richmond Heights . . . . .21-33 @Independence . 28-34 (2OT) Cardinal . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-6 @Berkshire. . . . . . . . . . . .33-0 Newbury. . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-8 @Grand Valley . . . . . . . . .39-0

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@B.C. Western Reserve .28-16 Cleveland Central Catholic21-8 Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-20 @Youngstown Christian.37-17 @Chalker . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-0 Ledgemont . . . . . . . . . . . .55-0 Middletown Christian . . . .67-0 @Saints John & Paul . . .55-10 Lutheran East . . . . . . . . . .62-6 @Pymatuning Valley . . .47-18

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Mogadore . . . . . . . . . .26-21 @Independence . . . . . . . .42-7 Newton Falls . . . . . . . . . .68-6 David Anderson . . . . . . . .55-7 Columbiana Crestview . . .21-6 @East Palestine . . . . . . .44-12 United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-6 @Columbiana. . . . . . . . .34-14 @Mineral Ridge . . . . . . .40-13 N.M. Springfield . . . . . . . .34-7

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-15 S-21 S-29 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-11 O-19 O-26 (OT)

MATHEWS (10-0)

SOUTH RANGE (10-0)

ST. PETER CHANEL (6-4)

Cleveland JFK. . . . . . . . . .31-8 @Brookside . . . . . . . . . . .20-0 Rhodes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-6 @Notre Dame-Cath. Latin24-20 @Canton Central Catholic 0-19 @Villa Angela-St. Joseph24-27 Holy Name . . . . . . . . . . .13-21 @Elyria Catholic . . . . . . .24-17 Cleveland Central Catholic22-19 @Trinity . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-21

URSULINE (8-2)

East Technical . . . . . . . . .59-0 East Liverpool . . . . . . . . .56-0 Austintown-Fitch . . . . . .21-14 @Massillon Washington .3-14 @Chardon . . . . . . . . . . .35-28 @Warren G. Harding . . .28-13 @St. Charles . . . . . . . . .43-14 Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @Cardinal Mooney . . . . .14-37 @St. Vincent-St. Mary . .33-30

LEETONIA (7-3)

A-23 @David Anderson . . . . . .33-7 A-31 Columbiana . . . . . . . . . .21-24 S-7 @Mathews . . . . . . . . . . .20-23 S-14 @Salineville Southern . . .34-7 S-21 @Wellsville. . . . . . . . . . .27-21 S-28 Lowellville . . . . . . . . . . .34-31 O-5 Berlin Center Western Reserve 29-20 O-12 @McDonald . . . . . . . . . . .49-6 O-19 Jackson-Milton . . . . . . . .50-7 O-26 Sebring McKinley . . . . . . .33-8

MCDONALD (8-2)

A-24 Youngstown Christian . . .47-0 A-31 @Windham . . . . . . . . . . .48-6 S-7 @Mineral Ridge . . . . . . .14-24 S-14 @Jackson-Milton . . . . . . .28-6 S-21 Sebring McKinley . . . . . . .63-0 S-28 Berlin Center Western Reserve 17-13 O-5 @Salineville Southern . . .10-8 O-12 Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-14 O-19 @Lowellville . . . . . . . . . .27-12 O-26 Wellsville . . . . . . . . . . . .12-14

MOGADORE (9-1)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

South Range . . . . . . . . .21-26 @N.M. Springfield . . . . . .42-0 Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-6 @Rootstown . . . . . . . . .55-14 Garrettsville Garfield . . .34-31 @Woodridge . . . . . . . . .33-15 @Streetsboro . . . . . . . . .59-36 Windham . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-8 @Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . .56-14 East Canton . . . . . . . . . .41-12

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-27

Keystone . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-34 Edison . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-21 @Seneca East . . . . . . . .16-20 @South Central . . . . . . . .46-6 New London. . . . . . . . . .41-14 @Ashland Crestview . . . . .7-6 @Collins Western Reserve21-8 Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-6 Mapleton . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-6 @St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-21

A-25 S-1 S-7 S-15 S-21 S-28 O-6 O-13 O-19 O-27

St. Mary Central Catholic42-13 @Calvert . . . . . . . . . . . .34-21 @Elyria Catholic . . . . . . .14-22 Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . . .56-0 @Ashland Crestview . . . .21-6 @Mapleton. . . . . . . . . . .53-14 South Central . . . . . . . . .63-13 Collins Western Reserve .65-7 @New London . . . . . . . . .57-0 Monroeville . . . . . . . . . . .21-6

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-29 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

@Campbell Memorial . . .41-27 @Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . .21-42 Girard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-21 Elyria Catholic . . . . . . . . .7-30 Clairton (Pa.) . . . . . . . . .44-18 @Kennedy Catholic (Pa.)57-20 St. Thomas Aquinas. . . .48-31 @Tuscarawas Valley. . . .49-21 @Langley (Pa.) . . . . . . . .55-0 University School . 20-14 (OT)

MONROEVILLE (6-4)

ST. PAUL (9-1)

WARREN JFK (8-2)

WAYNEDALE (8-2)

A-24 Tuscarawas Valley . . . . .27-19 A-31 @Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-14 S-7 Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-0 S-14 @West Salem Northwestern . 28-13 S-21 Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 S-28 @Rittman . . . . . . . . . . . . .61-0 O-5 Smithville . . . . . . . . . . . . .51-7 O-12 @Norwayne . . . . . . . . . . .38-6 O-19 Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10 O-26 @Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . .36-7

WEST SALEM NORTHWESTERN (9-1)

A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

Ashland Crestview . . . . . .19-0 @Black River . . . . . . . . . . .7-6 @Mapleton. . . . . . . . . . . .51-0 Waynedale . . . . . . . . . . .13-28 @Rittman . . . . . . . . . . . .57-13 Norwayne . . . . . . . . . . . .38-12 @Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . .24-6 Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-7 @Smithville . . . . . . . . . . . .7-0 Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-6

DIVISION VI A-24 A-31 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26

COLUMBIANA (7-3)

Malvern . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-29 @Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . .24-21 @B. C. Western Reserve 56-27 United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .15-6 @N.M. Springfield . . . . .24-10 @Mineral Ridge . . . . . . .28-20 David Anderson . . . . . . . .43-0 South Range . . . . . . . . .14-34 @East Palestine . . . . . . . .21-7 Columbiana Crestview . .29-33

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Presents

Northeast Ohio PREP PLAYOFF Previews the big three By Edward Mauler, This Week In Football Editor

Mentor (9-2) vs. Glenville (10-2)

Thanksgiving is a week away and there is little doubt what Mentor Coach Steve Trivisonno will say he’s thankful for at the family dinner table. A good guess is his quarterback, Bart Tanski, who accounted for 324 total yards of offense, including 238 through the air, in a 23-13 win over Solon last week. Tanski and his offense average 37 points a game, while Glenville comes into the regional championship averaging 38. Tarblooder back Shannon Frieson rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns in leading his team to a 21-3 win over Boardman last week, and Frieson and Co. may give Mentor’s defense some problems. But Mentor has too many offensive weapons for Glenville to keep up with in what should be a shootout. PREDICTION: MENTOR 42, GLENVILLE 33

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Brunswick (12-0) vs. Hoover (10-2)

Past playoff appearances have had the Blue Devils singing the blues. Though Brunswick has lost only one regular season game since 2005, it is playing in its first regional championship in three years. Leading the Blue Devils is quarterback Sean Bedevelsky, who torched the Toledo Whitmer defense for 391 passing yards and rushed for another 75 in a 49-25 win last week. Bedevelsky’s offense is averaging 43 points during the playoffs and should rack up more points on a Hoover team that won both of its playoff games by seven points, including a fiveovertimer during round one. PREDICTION: BRUNSWICK 42, HOOVER 28

Normandy (10-2) vs. Mayfield (9-3)

“Thank God for No. 2,” Mayfield Coach Larry Pinto told the Cleveland Plain Dealer following a grueling 6-0 win over Howland last week. The No. 2 jersey belongs to senior running back Ashante Williams, who scored the game’s only touchdown and rushed for 120 yards. Williams is headed to Illinois next year, but you’d bet he’d love a win over Normandy and a trip to the state semifinals before he journeys west. To do so, Williams’ defensive teammates must stop a Normandy offense that rolled up 38 points in the opening playoff win over Cleveland South and 41 last week against a very good Tallmadge defense. Leading the way for Normandy against Tallmadge was running back/linebacker Jake Squirek, who rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown and returned an interception for a TD. PREDICTION: NORMANDY 24, MAYFIELD 21

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Northeast Ohio PREP PLAYOFF Previews

Columbus St. Francis DeSales (12-0) vs. Louisville (10-2)

The move up to Division II from D-III has not been a problem for Columbus St. Francis DeSales. The Stallions should’ve been playing better postseason competition this year, but they trounced Zanesville 50-7 round one and dominated a solid Canfield team, 27-10, last week. First-year Stallion Coach Ryan Wiggins’ offense is led by running back Ryan Clark, who rushed for 110 yards and four touchdowns last week. But Clark will face a very stout Louisville defense which held Tri-Valley quarterback Cameron West to 16 rushing yards during last week’s 22-13 win. The Leopards will provide a challenge for DeSales, but the Stallions will still be heading to the final four. PREDICTION: COLUMBUS ST. FRANCIS DESALES 31, LOUISVILLE 21

Canal Fulton Northwest (12-0) vs. Newark Licking Valley (11-1)

The computer point system that awards playoff berths and seeding was on the money in Division III, Region 11. No. 1-seed Canal Fulton Northwest and No. 2-seed Newark Licking Valley square off in what should be thrilling match-up between teams loaded on offense. Northwest features 300-pound offensive tackles Tony Barkey and Corey Fuller. They pave the way for a stellar Northwest passing attack that showcases stud widouts Teddy Robb and Tony Stover. They are quarterback Jimmy Shiplett’s favorite targets. Licking Valley counters with Ohio State-bound junior running back Storm Klein, who at 6-3, 220, packs quite a punch. Leading Klein’s way toward his 198-yard, four –touchdown performance a week ago against West Branch was 6-7, 295-pound offensive tackle Tim German. PREDICTION: NEWARK LICKING VALLEY 31, CANAL FULTON NORTHWEST 28

Cardinal Mooney (12-0) vs. Steubenville (12-0)

Good luck finding a ticket for this one! Cardinal Mooney, last year’s DivisionIV state champ, battles last year’s D-III state titlist, Steubenville, in Canton’s Fawcett Stadium. Mooney is ranked No. 8 in the nation by USA Today and features a vaunted rushing attack spearheaded by three 800-yard rushers: Notre Dame-bound quarterback Dan McCarthy and Penn State-bound running backs Brandon Beachum and Michael Zordich. Mooney has won all three previous match-ups with Steubenville, which is facing Mooney this year in the postseason because the Big Red dropped to D-IV due to declining enrollment. That’s too bad for Steubenville because another D-III state title would’ve been likely. Instead Mooney will remain kings of D-IV. PREDICTION: CARDINAL MOONEY 35, STEUBENVILLE 28

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Army Strong Performers This Week In Football’s Top Northeast Ohio Efforts For Round Two of the Playoffs

Randy Greenwood Lake Catholic Running back

Rushed for 105 yards and two touchdowns in a 28-25 win over Rocky River.

Jake Squirek Normandy RB/LB/S

Rushed for 98 yards and a touchdown and returned an interception for a TD in a 41-38 triple overtime win over Tallmadge.

Ashante Williams Mayfield Running back

Rushed for 120 yards and a touchdown and accumulated 230 all-purpose yards in a 6-0 win over Howland.

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Sean Bedevelsky Brunswick Quarterback

19 of 27 passing for 391 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 75 yards and three TDs in a 37-23 win over Toledo Whitmer.

Kevin Harper Mentor Place-kicker

Kicked three fields of 33, 38 and 42 yards in a 23-13 win over Solon.

Shannon Frieson Glenville Running back

Rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-3 win over Boardman.

Bart Tanski Mentor Quarterback

18 of 27 passing for 238 yards and rushed for 86 yards and a TD in a 23-13 win over Solon.

Brandon Beachum Cardinal Mooney RB/LB

Rushed for 148 yards and two touchdowns and forced a fumble in a 28-7 win over St. Vincent-St. Mary.

Steve McNeely West Branch Quarterback

26 of 48 passing for 283 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-21 loss to Newark Licking Valley.

Matt Wakulchik Hoover WR/K

11 receptions for 122 yards and kicked two field goals in a 21-14 win over Nordonia.

Jeremiah James West Branch Wideout

12 receptions for 129 yards and a touchdown in a 35-21 loss to Newark Licking Valley.

Taylor Housewright Ashland Quarterback

16 of 26 passing for 255 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 79 yards and two TDs in a 21-14 win over Avon Lake.

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Tyler McFarlin Ashland Wideout

Six receptions for 109 yards and a touchdown in a 21-14 win over Avon Lake.

Mike Haddad Avon Lake Fullback

Rushed for 176 yards in a 21-14 loss to Ashland.

Darrell Mason Ursuline Running back

Rushed for 100 yards and three touchdowns in a 29-6 win over Waynedale.


POWERADE Break with... Steele Comet John Salter

John Salter Position: Quarterback Height: 6-1, Weight: 180 Grade: Senior, GPA: 2.5 Noteworthy: Honorable Mention All Southwestern Conference and First Team All Lorain County in 2006; Honorable Mention All Lorain County in 2005.

Three words that describe me on the field are . . . leader, competitive and focused. Three words that describe me off the field are . . . outgoing, hardworking and fun. a misperception some might have of me is . . . that I’m cocky and stuck up. if i could change one thing about myself, it would be . . . I wouldn’t change anything. I’m fine with who I am. What motivates me the most is . . . when others tell me I’m not big enough. i laugh whenever i think of . . . how nervous I was when I got my first varsity start as a sophomore. a bad habit i need to break is . . . flipping my hair out of my eyes. My favorite cartoon of all time is . . . “Batman.” a car or truck i’d like to own one day is . . . a Hummer. My favorite cell phone ring tone is . . . ring tones are annoying. My phone is always on vibrate.

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The most underappreciated occupation today is . . . teacher. The last non-school book i read was . . . “The Da Vinci Code.” My favorite TV show is . . . ESPN’s “SportsCenter.” i relieve stress by . . . lifting weights. if i could change one thing about steele high, it would be . . . to add more games to the football schedule. a sport that i could play 365 days a year is . . . football. The college sports team i dislike most is . . . Florida, because the Gators beat Ohio State in the football and basketball NCAA championships. My favorite pre-game meal is . . . I always eat a bag of M & M cookies 10 minutes before we take the field. The best coach in the nFl is . . . Tony Dungy (Indianapolis Colts). He has faced so much adversity, and now he is a Super Bowl champion coach. in 10 years, i . . . plan on being a high school football coach and teacher.

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