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e-mail Dear TWIF, Ken, for all the complaining you do about (Ohio State offensive coordinator) Jim Bollman, do you think you could do a better job? I’ve met Bollman at an OSU alumni function and I can tell you that he’s a very good man who has Ohio State’s best interest at heart. If you knew him, you wouldn’t be calling for his head all the time. I know it’s been a tough year offensively for the Buckeyes, but they’ve had to deal with a hurt Beanie Wells and the growing pains of a freshman quarterback. Next year will be completely different, you just watch. Heck, the Buckeyes will still end up 10-2 and go to the Rose Bowl or another BCS bowl this year, so all is not lost.

Lighten Up On OSU Offensive Coordinator

So lighten up and quit being so critical. GO BUCKS! Roy, Zanesville Dear Roy, I am certain Bollman is a good person, as are all of OSU’s coaches. My job in being analytical of the Buckeye program sometimes calls for being critical, but it never, ever gets personal with me. Let’s face it: The Buckeye offense is atrocious, ranking 97th nationally following the Penn State loss. Though Coach Jim Tressel calls the plays, Bollman oversees the the linemen. And the fact is, OSU has not had an effective offensive line during the Tressel era. Two years ago, the juggernaut

Buckeye offense led by Heisman Trophy winner Troy Smith still only ranked 26th nationally. That’s been the highest-ranked offense in Tress’ eight seasons in Columbus. So no, I won’t lighten up about this. The thought of going to the Rose Bowl in a rematch against USC with no offensive game plan and a line that will give up eight sacks is too unbearable a thought. I’d rather play Nebraska in the Alamo Bowl. That game is winnable… ..I think. Dear TWIF, What is Mike Brown waiting for? Marvin Lewis should have gotten his walking papers weeks ago. This may be the worst Bengals team ever, and the coach has not just lost control of his players but almost seems amused by the team’s ineptitude. And Chad Ocho Zero has become a cancer to the team. It’s time to completely clean house, including quarterback Carson Palmer, who also doesn’t seem bothered by the team’s demise. Sherri, Loveland

on!’

Dear Sherri, Not much I can offer except, ‘Right

It is stunning to believe this franchise is just two years removed from winning the AFC North title. Now, here’s the $3 question: Who will replace Lewis as coach? There are several excellent assistant coaches in the NFL, and you can be assured that Brown will overlook all of them. Dear TWIF, The Columbus Blue Jackets remind me of the Ohio State Buckeyes. They never live up to expectations. This city pours its heart and soul into its teams, and all we get in return is one big disappointment after another. Something’s got to change. Sam, Columbus Dear Sam, Gotta confess that I’m not big into hockey, though I do watch the playoffs.

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the Cleveland browns host the Denver broncos and their leading tackler, linebacker D.J. Williams, thursday night on the nFl network. the Dawg Pound for sure will be jacked up as Cleveland has lost seven straight to the hated broncos. (Photo Courtesy of Eric Lars Bakke/ Denver Broncos)

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IN THE ZONE

With “the roadman” Kenny roda

With The Browns, You Never Know What You’re Going To Get To best describe the Cleveland Browns at this moment, I would like to borrow a famous line from the movie “Forrest Gump”: The Browns are like a box of chocolates. You never know what you’re going to get. For sure, there is one thing the Browns are consistent at, and that’s being inconsistent. It has become impossible to forecast whether the good Browns, or the bad Browns, will show up from week to week. There’s absolutely no particular reason why the Browns are so erratic. The best explanation that I can conclude to is that it is a various bunch of reasons that change on a weekly basis. One week it is the play of quarterback Derek Anderson. Another week it is wide receiver Braylon Edwards dropping passes left and right. Another week it’s play-calling. Then it’s the defense’s lack of sure tackling. Or it could just be a general lack of execution along the offensive line, along with missed opportunities when it comes to the defense creating turnovers. In Cleveland’s five losses, it can best be summed up that those reasons all combined are why the Browns did in fact lose those games. The hideous loss to Baltimore, a game in which Cleveland led by two scores in the fourth quarter, sure had a variety of

the aforementioned present. And it doesn’t get any easier this week as Denver comes to town for a Thursday night showdown. For Cleveland to win, and this might sound simple but it’s ever so true, it must play football for four quarters. Not for two quarters like against Baltimore last week. No, the Browns must come to play for four entire quarters. If the Browns can do that, and learn how to finally finish off a team, then they stand a good chance at beating the Broncos. All the rage this week will be whether or not Crennel should start Brady Quinn in place of the struggling Anderson. I bet it doesn’t happen because of the short three days in which to prepare for Denver, and because, ultimately, it doesn’t matter if Quinn or Anderson is behind center. Edwards still is going to drop catch-able passes and the defense is going to struggle. And if Cleveland would lose to Denver, I do think it is inevitable that Quinn will start the following week at Buffalo on Monday night. The Browns would be 3-6, and if that’s the case, the season would be all but lost. Seeing what Quinn could do at that point should certainly be on Crennel’s agenda. Let’s shift gears to The Ohio State Buckeyes, who head to Northwestern for a match-up of Top 25 Big Ten teams.

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This is a trap game. The 7-2 Wildcats are having a good season and knocking off the Buckeyes would make their season great. Northwestern, having enjoyed such unexpected success this year, has nothing to lose, while OSU is seeking a BCS bowl berth. OSU can indeed get that big slot in a BCS bowl if it wins out. So there’s a bit more pressure on Coach Jim Tressel and the Buckeyes this week. I can see OSU ironing out its offensive woes with an extra week of preparation, and it should also give Beanie Wells some much-needed rest to heal his ailing foot. We all know the defense is at its peak right now, so I’ll go with the Buckeyes on the road. How does a 27-14 Buckeye win sound? While not pretty, I’ll take it and hope the Buckeyes can run the table en route to yet another BCS bowl game. Go Bucks!

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Browns Game Day

Scouting Report: The Denver Broncos

by marty gItlin

An Old Nemesis Returns For A Thursday Night Special You think they’re only complaining about inconsistency in Cleveland? How about what’s going on in the Mile High City? They’re doing some Mile High moaning over there. The Broncos were kicking up their heels after a 3-0 start in which they averaged a downright ridiculous 38 points a game. In losing three of their next four, however, they scored just 59 points. Now that’s inconsistency. On the other hand, the Bronco defense has been consistent – consistently bad. In the six games following the opener, they surrendered an average of 30.2 points a game. Yet the Broncos remained in first place in the woeful AFC West through Week 8. If they can rediscover the explosiveness in the offense and some semblance of a defense, they should make the playoffs. After all, San Diego has been one of the most disappointing teams in the NFL this year and neither Oakland nor Kansas City is a factor. The Browns aren’t so fortunate. Pittsburgh threatens to run away and hide in the AFC North, though its loss to the New York Giants in Week 7 while both Cleveland and Baltimore won put those plans temporarily on hold. But it appears likely that the Browns will need to sneak into the playoffs as a wild card. Cleveland’s next stretch of three of four games at home will ultimately determine its fate.

BROWNS OFFENSE VS. BRONCOS DEFENSE

Broncos defense? What defense? Through seven games, Denver ranked 30th in the NFL in yards per game at 394.6 and 29th in points per game at 27.9. The Broncos rank last in the NFL with just two

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interceptions, which is shocking considering they feature such stalwarts as Dre Bly and Champ Bailey in the secondary. Bailey, however, is in the midst of a six-week absence due to a groin injury. It’s no wonder the Broncos are dead last in the AFC with a minus-9 giveawaytakeaway rating. Denver, though, has impressively racked up 17 sacks and linebacker D.J. Williams has performed well, but the pass defense has been pathetic and the run defense average. It becomes increasingly apparent that no matter how poorly an opponent defends the pass, the key to Cleveland’s success is Jamal Lewis rushing at least 20 Denver Coach times. Lewis’ tough running style breaks Mike Shanahan down defenses, which in turn opens up the deep passing game. Quite important The Browns when you take into consideration that quarterback must, however, genDerek Anderson feels most comfortable with the erate a pass rush. deep ball. Second-year cornerWith wideout Joe Jurevicius out for the season, backs Eric Wright the Browns need Donte Stallworth to emerge as a and Brandon dependable receiver. His effectiveness will prevent McDonald have defenses from keying on Braylon Edwards and tight played well, but end Kellen Winslow. can’t be expected to ADVANTAGE: Browns cover the talented

BRONCOS OFFENSE VS. BROWNS DEFENSE

Is the secondary ready to roll? Are the pass rushers prepared for the chase? Those are questions the Browns must answer as they face the Denver aerial assault. Broncos quarterback Jay Cutler has launched an average of 36 passes a game, but while he started with a boom, of late he’s been a bust. In the first four games, he completed 102 of 157 passes for 1,275 yards, nine touchdowns and just four interceptions. In the following three weeks, he completed just 61 of 97 passes for 587 yards, four touchdowns and had three interceptions. What happened? It certainly wasn’t the fault of leading receiver Brandon Marshall, who has been steady and productive. Nor was Michael Pittman to blame. He has performed well since taking over as the featured back. Rookie wideout Eddie Royal has been as Jekyll & Hyde as the Browns offense, while fellow receiver Brandon Stokley has missed significant time with injuries. Offense, however, is not Denver’s problem. And, for the first time in quite a while, neither is defense for Cleveland. Though the Browns still yield plenty of yards on the ground, they have been stingy in the red zone. They were 21st in the NFL in total yards allowed after seven games, but seventh in points allowed at 17.6.

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SPECIAL TEAMS

Denver at Cleveland When: Thursday, November 6 Where: Cleveland Browns Stadium TV: NFL Network Time: 8:15 p.m. EST Series: Broncos lead series 19-5 Last Meeting: 2006, Broncos won 17-7 in Cleveland

MARTY MAKES THE CALL

With just three days to prepare for both teams, coaching will play a huge role in this battle of old AFC Super Bowl contending rivals of the 1980s. The Browns boast several advantages including playing at home where they have been strong since 2007. Since Cleveland is behind in a stronger division, it should feel a greater sense of motivation. And the Browns boast a stronger running attack behind Lewis, which should help keep the Denver offense off the field. Cleveland is also stronger defensively, but that isn’t saying much considering the ineptitude of the Bronco defense. Denver is for sure dangerous, though, but give Cleveland the ultimate edge playing a home night game in front of the raucous Dawg Pound, which still harbors hatred for the old John Elway-led Broncos.

The kicking game has been special for Denver, while the return game has been spectacular as usual for the Browns. Denver placeBROWNS 27-23 kicker Matt Prater and punter Brett Kern have been sensational. Prater has converted on all but one of 14 field goals. Kern, meanwhile, is averaging 48 yards a punt. Their kick returners, however, have been rather ordinary. Andre Hall averaged just 22 yards with a long of 28 through seven games. Royal is rather dangerous as a punt returner, but Denver’s kickoff team has been poor at covering kicks. Phil Dawson remains steady as the Cleveland placekicker, but punter Dave Denver Wide Receiver Zastudil alternates good games Brandon Marshall with bad ones. ADVANTAGE: Even Denver photos courtesy of Eric Lars Bakke/Denver Broncos

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Seattle .....................34-10 @Jacksonville .........20-16 Oakland ...................24-23 @St. Louis ..............31-14 @Arizona ................17-41 Bye San Diego ...............23-14 @Miami ..................16-25 New York Jets .........17-26 @New England................. Cleveland ......................... @Kansas City ................... San Francisco .................. Miami*............................. @New York Jets............... @Denver .......................... New England ....................

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@Cleveland .............28-10 Philadelphia ............41-37 @Green Bay ............27-16 Washington.............24-26 Cincinnati ................31-22 @Arizona ................24-30 @St. Louis ..............14-34 Tampa Bay ................13-9 @New York Giants ..14-35 Bye @Washington .................. San Francisco .................. Seattle .............................. @Pittsburgh ..................... New York Giants .............. Baltimore ......................... @Philadelphia ..................

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

@Indianapolis .........29-13 @Carolina ...............17-20 Tampa Bay ..... 24-27 (OT) Philadelphia ............24-20 @Detroit....................34-7 @Atlanta .................20-22 Minnesota ...............48-41 Bye Detroit .....................27-23 Tennessee ........................ @Green Bay ..................... @St. Louis ....................... @Minnesota ..................... Jacksonville ..................... New Orleans .................... Green Bay ........................ @Houston ........................

Detroit .....................34-21 @Tampa Bay .............9-24 Kansas City .............38-14 @Carolina .................9-24 @Green Bay ............27-24 Chicago ...................22-20 Bye @Philadelphia .........14-27 @Oakland..................24-0 New Orleans .................... Denver ............................. Carolina............................ @San Diego ..................... @New Orleans ................. Tampa Bay ....................... @Minnesota ..................... St. Louis ..........................

@San Francisco ......23-13 Miami Dolphins.......31-10 @Washington .........17-24 @New York Jets......35-56 Buffalo ....................41-17 Dallas ......................30-24 Bye @Carolina ...............23-27 @St. Louis ..............34-13 San Francisco .................. @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Philadelphia .................. St. Louis .......................... Minnesota ........................ @New England................. Seattle ..............................

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L 1 2 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

nEW yOrK gIantS

Washington...............16-7 @St. Louis ..............41-13 Cincinnati ....... 26-23 (OT) Bye Seattle .......................44-6 @Cleveland .............14-35 San Francisco .........29-17 @Pittsburgh ............21-14 Dallas ......................35-14 @Philadelphia .................. Baltimore ......................... @Arizona ......................... @Washington .................. Philadelphia ..................... @Dallas ............................ Carolina............................ @Minnesota .....................

W 5 4 4 0

L 3 4 4 8

T 0 0 0 0

DEtrOIt lIOnS

@Atlanta .................21-34 Green Bay ...............25-48 @San Francisco ......13-31 Bye Chicago .....................7-34 @Minnesota ............10-12 @Houston ...............21-28 Washington.............17-25 @Chicago................23-27 Jacksonville ..................... @Carolina ........................ Tampa Bay ....................... Tennessee ........................ Minnesota ........................ @Indianapolis .................. New Orleans .................... @Green Bay .....................

L 2 3 3 4

T 0 0 0 0

CarOlIna PantHErS

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

@San Diego ............26-24 Chicago ...................20-17 @Minnesota ............10-20 Atlanta.......................24-9 Kansas City ...............34-0 @Tampa Bay .............3-27 New Orleans .............30-7 Arizona....................27-23 Bye @Oakland......................... Detroit .............................. @Atlanta .......................... @Green Bay ..................... Tampa Bay ....................... Denver ............................. @New York Giants ........... @New Orleans .................

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

arIZOna CarDInalS

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

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

W 7 6 5 5

Team W Carolina Panthers 6 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 6 Atlanta Falcons 5 New Orleans Saints 4

atlanta FalCOnS

NFC WEST

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

Team Chicago Bears Green Bay Packers Minnesota Vikings Detroit Lions

CHICagO bEarS

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

Team New York Giants Washington Redskins Philadelphia Eagles Dallas Cowboys

W 5 2 2 2

L 3 6 6 6

San FranCISCO 49ErS

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

T 0 0 0 0

Arizona....................13-23 @Seattle......... 33-30 (OT) Detroit .....................31-13 @New Orleans ........17-31 New England ...........21-30 Philadelphia ............26-40 @New York Giants ..17-29 Seattle .....................13-34 Bye @Arizona ......................... St. Louis .......................... @Dallas ............................ @Buffalo .......................... New York Jets .................. @Miami ........................... @St. Louis ....................... Washington......................

Pct .875 .750 .625 .556

Home 5-0 3-1 3-1 3-1

Road 2-1 3-1 2-2 2-3

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

PHIlaDElPHIa EaglES

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

St. Louis ...................38-3 @Dallas...................37-41 Pittsburgh .................15-6 @Chicago................20-24 Washington.............17-23 @San Francisco ......40-26 Bye Atlanta.....................27-14 @Seattle....................26-7 New York Giants .............. @Cincinnati...................... @Baltimore ...................... Arizona............................. @New York Giants ........... Cleveland ......................... @Washington .................. Dallas ...............................

Pct .625 .500 .500 .000

Home 3-1 2-2 3-1 0-3

Road 2-2 2-2 1-3 0-5

Div 3-0 2-0 1-2 0-4

grEEn bay PaCKErS

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

Minnesota ...............24-19 @Detroit..................48-25 Dallas ......................16-27 @Tampa Bay ...........21-30 Atlanta.....................24-27 @Seattle..................27-17 Indianapolis ............34-14 Bye @Tennessee ... 16-19 (OT) @Minnesota ..................... Chicago ............................ @New Orleans ................. Carolina............................ Houston ........................... @Jacksonville .................. @Chicago......................... Detroit ..............................

Pct .750 .667 .625 .500

Home 5-0 4-0 3-0 4-1

Road 1-2 2-3 2-3 0-3

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

nEW OrlEanS SaIntS

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

Tampa Bay ..............24-20 @Washington .........24-29 @Denver .................32-34 San Francisco .........31-17 Minnesota ...............27-30 Oakland .....................34-3 @Carolina .................7-30 San Diego* .............37-32 Bye @Atlanta .......................... @Kansas City ................... Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... Atlanta.............................. @Chicago......................... @Detroit........................... Carolina............................

*in London, home game for New Orleans

Pct .625 .250 .250 .250 S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-27 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

Home 3-0 1-3 1-4 1-3

Road 2-3 1-3 1-2 1-3

SEattlE SEaHaWKS

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

@Buffalo .................10-34 San Francisco 30-33 (OT) St. Louis .................37-13 Bye @New York Giants ....6-44 Green Bay ...............17-27 @Tampa Bay ...........10-20 @San Francisco ......34-13 Philadelphia ..............7-26 @Miami ........................... Arizona............................. Washington...................... @Dallas............................ New England .................... @St. Louis ....................... New York Jets .................. @Arizona .........................

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

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

@New York Giants ....7-16 New Orleans ...........29-24 Arizona....................24-17 @Dallas...................26-24 @Philadelphia .........23-17 St. Louis .................17-19 Cleveland ................14-11 @Detroit..................25-17 Pittsburgh ........................ Bye Dallas ............................... @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Baltimore ...................... @Cincinnati...................... Philadelphia ..................... @San Francisco ...............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 4-3 1-0 2W 3-3 1-1 1L 3-2 1-2 1W 0-7 0-1 8L mInnESOta VIKIngS

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

@Green Bay ............19-24 Indianapolis ............15-18 Carolina...................20-10 @Tennessee ............17-30 @New Orleans ........30-27 Detroit .....................12-10 @Chicago................41-48 Bye Houston ..................28-21 Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... @Jacksonville .................. Chicago ............................ @Detroit........................... @Arizona ......................... Atlanta.............................. New York Giants ..............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 4-2 2-0 2W 5-2 1-1 1W 3-3 2-0 1W 2-3 2-1 1W tamPa bay bUCCanEErS

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

@New Orleans ........20-24 Atlanta.......................24-9 @Chicago....... 27-24 (OT) Green Bay ...............30-21 @Denver .................13-16 Carolina.....................27-3 Seattle .....................20-10 @Dallas.....................9-13 @Kansas City . 30-27 (OT) Bye Minnesota ........................ @Detroit........................... New Orleans .................... @Carolina ........................ @Atlanta .......................... San Diego ........................ Oakland ............................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 3-2 2-1 1W 2-4 0-2 2L 2-5 0-1 5L 2-5 0-1 1L S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

St. lOUIS ramS

@Philadelphia ...........3-38 New York Giants .....13-41 @Seattle..................13-37 Buffalo ....................14-31 Bye @Washington .........19-17 Dallas ......................34-14 @New England........16-23 Arizona....................13-34 @New York Jets............... @San Francisco ............... Chicago ............................ Miami............................... @Arizona ......................... Seattle .............................. San Francisco .................. @Atlanta ..........................

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buffalo

Kenny Roda

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

Patriots. To be honest, I actually considered Buffalo. And then I realized that Bill Belichick will spike their water at halftime if the Bills are competitive.

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

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AT

Broncos. Jay Cutler has the strongest arm God ever bestowed upon a human being. Just ask him.

tennessee

cleveland

indianapolis

Broncos. I have no clue what to expect from the Jekyll & Hyde Browns. Denver has been somewhat more consistent, so let’s go with quarterback Jay Cutler and the Broncos.

chicago

AT

Bears. The Titans can’t win every game, can they? No they cannot. Brian Urlacher laughs at the very idea.

AT

new england

Patriots. Buffalo has had troubles with New England for quite a while and I don’t foresee that changing in this one. Patriots win, even with ho-hum Matt Cassel behind center.

AT

pittsburgh

Steelers. Santonio Holmes Steelers. With a is back from that whole healthy Big Ben and “pot suspension” thing. I’m sure it was all playing at home, it’s really hard to pick a misunderstanding. against the Steelers. And Indy stinks on the road, so this is a no-brainer.

ny giants

Titans. In order to be the man you have to beat the man. Nobody has beaten Tennessee yet, so I’m going to stick with the man.

AT

Giants. New York wins easily unless Plaxico Burress screws up again and Tom Coughlin suspends him for a whole HALF.

philadelphia

Giants. Even though on the road, I’ve liked what I’ve seen from the Super Bowl champs this year. New York wins an all-important NFC East Divisional clash.

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2008 BCS Rankings: Week 3

Championship Chase!

Harris USA Today C omputer BCS TEAM RK PTS % RK PTS % A&H RB CM KM JS PW % AVG AVG 1. Alabama .9747 2 1 2798 .9818 1 1498 .9823 T-1 25 22 24 23 24 25 2. Texas Tech .9372 7 3 2644 .9277 3 1409 .9239 T-1 24 25 21 25 25 22 3. Penn State .9286 3 2 2689 .9435 2 1437 .9423 4 23 24 22 22 22 23 4. Texas .8531 1 6 2322 .8147 7 1227 .8046 3 22 23 25 24 23 24 5. Florida .8268 8 4 2391 .8389 5 1268 .8315 5 20 20 23 21 19 20 6. Oklahoma .8220 4 5 2366 .8302 4 1290 .8459 9 19 19 20 20 20 21 7. USC .7551 5 7 2273 .7975 6 1232 .8079 10 15 21 17 17 15 17 8. Utah .6972 10 9 1864 .6540 9 1018 .6675 7 21 15 19 19 21 18 9. Oklahoma St. .6660 9 8 2021 .7091 8 1066 .6990 11 17 14 14 15 16 14 10. Boise State .6529 11 10 1797 .6305 10 958 .6282 8 18 16 18 16 18 19 11. Ohio State .5553 12 11 1576 .5530 12 843 .5528 12 11 17 13 14 14 15 12. TCU .5442 13 12 1560 .5474 11 862 .5652 13 14 11 15 13 12 13 13. Georgia .5362 6 14 1380 .4842 14 693 .4544 9 16 18 16 18 17 16 14. Missouri .4925 14 13 1416 .4968 13 794 .5207 14 13 12 11 12 11 11 15. BYU .3737 20 16 1179 .4137 16 591 .3875 T-17 10 10 9 4 3 9 16. LSU .3711 19 15 1241 .4354 15 683 .4479 19 0 13 0 9 10 4 17. Ball State .3564 16 17 1053 .3695 18 503 .3298 T-15 9 1 10 6 13 12 18. Michigan St. .3364 21 18 857 .3007 17 516 .3384 T-15 12 7 12 8 6 10 19. North Carolina .2635 22 19 670 .2351 19 359 .2354 T-17 8 3 8 11 8 8 20. Georgia Tech .1888 NR 20 561 .1968 20 289 .1895 21 2 6 5 7 5 0 21. California .1125 NR 21 432 .1516 22 192 .1259 T-26 1 4 4 1 0 0 22. Florida State .0872 15 24 237 .0832 24 150 .0984 25 0 2 0 5 7 1 23. Maryland .0822 NR 23 249 .0874 21 243 .1593 NR 0 0 0 0 0 0 24. Northwestern .0810 NR 26 212 .0744 25 120 .0787 T-23 5 0 3 0 1 6 25. West Virginia .0808 NR 22 369 .1295 23 172 .1128 NR 0 5 0 0 0 0

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No. TEAM REC 1. Alabama (46) 9-0 2. Texas Tech (12) 9-0 3. Penn State (6) 9-0 4. Florida (1) 7-1 5. Texas 8-1 6. Oklahoma 8-1 7. USC 7-1 8. Oklahoma State 8-1 9. Boise State 8-0 10. Utah 9-0 11. TCU 9-1 12. Ohio State 7-2 13. Missouri 7-2 14. Georgia 7-2 15. LSU 6-2 16. Ball State 8-0 17. Brigham Young 8-1 18. Michigan State 8-2 19. North Carolina 6-2 20. West Virginia 6-2 21. California 6-2 22. Georgia Tech 7-2 23. Maryland 6-2 24. Florida State 6-2 25. Pittsburgh 6-2

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Week 9

Week 9

PTS PVS 1600 2 1528 6 1525 3 1398 5 1353 1 1324 4 1250 7 1198 9 1030 11 1028 10 958 12 898 13 830 14 808 8 746 15 594 18 536 17 456 22 418 21 303 NR 288 NR 286 NR 242 25 128 16 96 NR

Others Receiving Votes Northwestern 88, Tulsa 72, Kansas 60, Minnesota 23, Cincinnati 16, Oregon State 16, South Carolina 10, Louisville 8, Air Force 6, Arizona 3, Central Michigan 1, South Florida 1.

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

TEAM REC Alabama (40) 9-0 Penn State (14) 9-0 Texas Tech (6) 9-0 Oklahoma (1) 8-1 Florida 7-1 USC 7-1 Texas 8-1 Oklahoma State 8-1 Utah 9-0 Boise State 8-0 TCU 9-1 Ohio State 7-2 Missouri 7-2 Georgia 7-2 LSU 6-2 Brigham Young 8-1 Michigan State 8-2 Ball State 8-0 North Carolina 6-2 Georgia Tech 7-2 Maryland 6-2 California 6-2 West Virginia 6-2 Florida State 6-2 Northwestern 7-2

PTS PVS 1498 2 1437 3 1409 5 1290 4 1268 7 1232 6 1227 1 1066 10 1018 9 958 11 862 12 843 13 794 14 693 8 683 15 591 17 516 21 503 19 359 22 289 NR 243 25 192 NR 172 NR 150 16 120 NR

Others Receiving Votes Kansas 101, Tulsa 99, Pittsburgh 91, Minnesota 52, South Carolina 18, Oregon State 9, Connecticut 9, Illinois 8, Cincinnati 8, Arizona 5, Miami (FL) 4, South Florida 3, Oregon 3, Kentucky 2.

PRV .960 .960 .900 .940 .810 .790 .660 .770 .590 .700 .560 .520 .670 .460 .320 .230 .370 .370 .320 .180 .060 .080 .000 .090 .000

Week 9

No. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25.

TEAM REC Alabama (18) 9-0 Penn State 9-0 Florida 7-1 Texas Tech 9-0 Texas 8-1 Oklahoma 8-1 USC 7-1 Oklahoma State 8-1 Utah 9-0 TCU 9-1 Boise State 8-0 Ohio State 7-2 Missouri 7-2 LSU 6-2 Georgia 7-2 Brigham Young 8-1 Michigan State 8-2 Ball State 8-0 Georgia Tech 7-2 West Virginia 6-2 Kansas 6-3 North Carolina 6-2 California 6-2 Florida State 6-2 Tulsa 8-1

PTS PVS 450 2 417 3 404 4 402 7 370 1 367 5 361 6 325 9 276 10 270 13 267 12 263 11 231 14 217 16 208 8 172 17 154 22 105 20 104 NR 81 23 73 25 72 21 66 NR 65 15 38 19

Others Receiving Votes Northwestern 37, Minnesota 14, Pittsburgh 11, Oregon State 9, South Carolina 9, Maryland 8, Oregon 3, Miami 1.

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powerade previewS Atlantic Division

(#20) Georgia Tech at (#19) North Carolina

Don’t Pass!

We have some simple advice for both coaches in this game: Don’t throw the football! Why? Well the defenses of Tech and Carolina have combined for 32 interceptions this season. That’s why we like Tech in this one. The Yellow Jackets can run the ball, averaging 242 yards per game, and Tech has an better overall defense, allowing just 13 points per outing. With that said, if you scan Carolina’s schedule you’ll notice they’re two heartbreaking losses away from being unbeaten. So hmmm, we’re not sure which way to go. OK, it’s hard to bet against Heel boss Butch Davis.

PREDICTION: North Carolina 24-20 Legendary Insight “Two good football teams are going at it here. Both have opportunistic defenses, so this could come down to the team that makes fewer mistakes. I like Carolina at home.” – Vince Dooley

As a matter of... FACT

North Carolina has overcome deficits of 10 points or more four times to win games this season. The Tar Heels are bowl-eligible for the first time since 2004.

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

CINCINNATI (6-2) Eastern Kentucky.....40-7 @Oklahoma...........26-52 Miami (OH)............45-20 @Akron..................17-15 @Marshall.............33-10 Rutgers..................13-10 @Connecticut........16-40 South Florida.........24-10 @West Virginia............... @Louisville..................... Pittsburgh....................... Syracuse......................... @Hawaii.........................

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

CONNECTICUT (6-3) Hofstra.....................35-3 @Temple......... 12-9 (OT) Virginia..................45-10 Baylor....................31-28 @Louisville............26-21 @North Carolina....12-38 @Rutgers..............10-12 Cincinnati...............40-16 West Virginia.........13-35 @Syracuse..................... @South Florida............... Pittsburgh.......................

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

OPINION

Although it may not win the ACC, don’t be surprised to see North Carolina secure a BCS bowl bid with a 10-2 record, considering both losses were of narrow margins.

LOUISVILLE (5-3) Kentucky..................2-27 Tennessee Tech.....51-10 Kansas State..........38-29 Connecticut...........21-26 @Memphis............35-28 Middle Tenn. St.....42-23 South Florida.........24-20 @Syracuse............21-28 @Pittsburgh................... Cincinnati........................ West Virginia.................. @Rutgers.......................

RUTGERS (3-5) S-1 Fresno State............7-24 S-11 North Carolina.......12-44 S-20 @Navy...................21-23 S-27 Morgan State...........38-0 O-4 @West Virginia......17-24 O-11 @Cincinnati...........10-13 O-18 Connecticut...........12-10 O-25 @Pittsburgh..........54-34 N-8 Syracuse......................... N-15 @South Florida............... N-22 Army............................... D-4 Louisville........................ SOUTH FLORIDA (6-3) A-30 Tennessee-Martin....56-7 S-6 @Central Florida....31-24 S-12 Kansas...................37-34 S-20 @Florida Int.............17-9 S-27 @N.C. State...........41-10 O-2 Pittsburgh..............21-26 O-18 Syracuse................45-13 O-25 @Louisville............20-24 O-30 @Cincinnati...........10-24 N-15 Rutgers........................... N-23 Connecticut.................... D-6 @West Virginia...............

BOSTON COLLEGE (5-3) A-30 vs. Kent State*........21-0 S-6 Georgia Tech.........16-19 S-20 Central Florida.........34-7 S-27 Rhode Island...........42-0 O-4 @N.C. State...........38-31 O-18 Virginia Tech..........28-23 O-25 @North Carolina....24-45 N-1 Clemson................21-27 N-8 Notre Dame.................... N-15 @Florida State................ N-22 @Wake Forest................ N-29 Maryland........................ *Cleveland Browns Stadium CLEMSON (4-4) A-30 vs. Alabama............10-34 S-6 The Citadel.............45-17 S-13 North Carolina St.....27-9 S-20 South Carolina State.54-0 S-27 Maryland...............17-20 O-9 @Wake Forest.........7-12 O-18 Georgia Tech.........17-21 N-1 @Boston College...27-21 N-8 @Florida State................ N-15 Duke............................... N-22 @Virginia........................ N-29 South Carolina................ *Atlanta (Georgia Dome) FLORIDA STATE (6-2) S-6 Western Carolina.....69-0 S-13 Chattanooga............46-7 S-20 Wake Forest.............3-12 S-27 vs. Colorado..........39-21 O-4 @Miami (FL)..........41-39 O-16 @N.C. State...........26-17 O-25 Virginia Tech..........30-20 N-1 @Georgia Tech......28-31 N-8 Clemson......................... N-15 Boston College............... N-22 @Maryland..................... N-29 Florida............................

A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-18 O-25 N-6 N-15 N-22 N-29 A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-16 O-25 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

MARYLAND (6-2) Delaware..................14-7 @Middle Tenn. St..14-24 California...............35-27 Eastern Michigan...51-24 @Clemson.............20-17 @Virginia.................0-31 Wake Forest.............26-0 N.C. State..............27-24 @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................ Florida State................... @Boston College............

SYRACUSE (2-6) A-30 @Northwestern......10-30 S-6 Akron.....................28-42 S-13 Penn State.............13-55 S-20 Northeastern..........30-21 S-27 Pittsburgh..............24-34 O-11 @West Virginia........6-17 O-18 @South Florida......13-45 N-1 Louisville...............28-21 N-8 @Rutgers....................... N-15 Connecticut.................... N-22 @Notre Dame................. N-29 @Cincinnati.................... WEST VIRGINIA (6-2) A-30 Villanova................48-21 S-6 @East Carolina........3-24 S-18 @Colorado.... 14-17 (OT) S-27 Marshall...................27-3 O-4 Rutgers..................24-17 O-11 Syracuse..................17-6 O-23 Auburn...................34-17 N-1 @Connecticut........35-13 N-8 Cincinnati........................ N-22 @Louisville..................... N-28 @Pittsburgh................... D-6 South Florida..................

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

DUKE (4-4) James Madison.......31-7 Northwestern.........20-24 Navy......................41-31 Virginia....................31-3 @Georgia Tech........0-27 Miami (FL).............31-49 @Vanderbilt.............10-7 @Wake Forest.30-33 (OT) N.C. State....................... @Clemson...................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................

NORTH CAROLINA (6-2) A-30 McNeese State.......35-27 S-11 @Rutgers..............44-12 S-20 Virginia Tech..........17-20 S-27 @Miami (FL)..........28-24 O-4 Connecticut...........38-12 O-11 Notre Dame...........29-24 O-18 @Virginia...... 13-16 (OT) O-25 Boston College......45-24 N-8 Georgia Tech.................. N-15 @Maryland..................... N-22 N.C. State....................... N-29 @Duke............................ VIRGINIA (5-4) A-30 USC.........................52-7 S-6 Richmond................16-0 S-13 @Connecticut........10-45 S-27 @Duke.....................3-31 O-4 Maryland.................31-0 O-11 East Carolina.........35-20 O-18 North Carolina.16-13 (OT) O-25 @Georgia Tech......24-17 N-1 Miami (FL).... 17-24 (OT) N-8 @Wake Forest................ N-22 Clemson......................... N-29 @Virginia Tech................ VIRGINIA TECH (5-3) A-30 vs. East Carolina*..22-27 S-6 Furman....................24-7 S-13 Georgia Tech.........20-17 S-20 @North Carolina....20-17 S-27 @Nebraska............35-30 O-4 Western Kentucky.27-13 O-18 @Boston College...23-28 O-25 @Florida State.......20-30 N-6 Maryland........................ N-13 @Miami (FL)................... N-22 Duke............................... N-29 Virginia........................... *Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium)

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N.C. STATE (2-6) @South Carolina......0-34 William & Mary.....34-24 @Clemson...............9-27 East Carolina.30-24 (OT) South Florida.........10-41 Boston College......31-38 Florida State..........17-26 @Maryland............24-27 @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)......................

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

G I B ST A E PITTSBURGH (6-2) Bowling Green.......17-27 Buffalo...................27-16 Iowa.......................21-20 @Syracuse............34-24 @South Florida......26-21 @Navy...................42-21 Rutgers..................34-54 @Notre Dame.36-33 (OT) Louisville........................ @Cincinnati.................... West Virginia.................. @Connecticut.................

Coastal Division

WAKE FOREST (5-3) @Baylor.................41-14 Mississippi............30-28 @Florida State.........12-3 Navy......................17-24 Clemson..................12-7 @Maryland..............0-26 @Miami (FL)..........10-16 Duke............. 33-30 (OT) Virginia........................... @N.C. State.................... Boston College............... Vanderbilt.......................

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

GEORGIA TECH (7-2) Jacksonville State..41-14 @Boston College...19-16 @Virginia Tech.......17-20 Mississippi State.....38-7 Duke........................27-0 Gardner-Webb.........10-7 @Clemson.............21-17 Virginia..................17-24 Florida State..........31-28 @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)...................... @Georgia ......................

MIAMI (FL) (6-3) Char. Southern........52-7 @Florida..................3-26 @Texas A&M.........41-23 North Carolina.......24-28 Florida State..........39-41 Central Florida.......20-14 @Duke...................49-31 Wake Forest...........16-10 @Virginia...... 24-17 (OT) Virginia Tech................... @Georgia Tech............... @N.C. State....................

Cincinnati at (#23) West Virginia

‘Eers Are Back

Well, well, well, West Virginia; welcome back to big-time college football. We missed ya. It’s been a rough first full season for Mountaineer Coach Bill Stewart. That high-flying spread offense seemed to have gone off to Ann Arbor with RichRod, as there were both ugly wins and losses early. But Stewart’s endured and now has his team thinking Big East title and another BCS bowl. It’s no surprise WVU’s resurgence has been due to the one-two punch of quarterback Pat White and running back Noel Devine. The Bearcats aren’t a pushover, but they’re just catching WVU at the wrong time.

PREDICTION: West Virginia 34-20 Legendary Insight “It’s good to see the WVU offense clicking again. I think they’ve finally figured out how to make Noel Devine more of a playmaker. They shouldn’t have much of a problem against UC.” – Don Nehlen

i nd e p e nd e nt s ARMY (3-6) A-29 Temple.....................7-35 S-6 New Hampshire.....10-28 S-20 Akron.......................3-22 S-27 @Texas A&M.........17-21 O-4 @Tulane.................44-13 O-11 Eastern Michigan...17-13 O-18 @Buffalo....... 24-27 (OT) O-25 Louisiana Tech.........14-7 N-1 Air Force..................7-16 N-8 @Rice............................. N-22 @Rutgers....................... D-6 vs. Navy*........................ *Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

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NAVY (6-3) A-30 Towson..................41-13 S-5 @Ball State............23-35 S-13 @Duke...................31-41 S-20 Rutgers..................23-21 S-27 @Wake Forest.......24-17 O-4 @Air Force.............33-27 O-18 Pittsburgh..............21-42 O-25 SMU........................34-7 N-1 Temple.......... 33-27 (OT) N-15 Notre Dame.................... N-25 @Northern Illinois.......... D-6 vs. Army*....................... *Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

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

NOTRE DAME (5-3) San Diego State.....21-13 Michigan................35-17 @Michigan State.....7-23 Purdue...................38-21 Stanford.................28-21 @North Carolina....24-29 @Washington..........33-7 Pittsburgh..... 33-36 (OT) @Boston College............ Navy............................... Syracuse......................... @USC.............................

WESTERN KENTUCKY (2-7) A-30 @Indiana...............13-31 S-6 @East. Kentucky....37-13 S-13 @Alabama...............7-41 S-20 Murray State............50-9 S-27 @Kentucky..............3-41 O-4 @Virginia Tech.......13-27 O-11 Ball State.................7-24 O-18 Florida Atlantic.......20-24 N-1 North Texas...........40-51 N-8 @Troy............................. N-15 Middle Tenn. St.............. D-6 @Florida Int....................

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As a matter of... FACT

UC Coach Brian Kelly was 16-4 in his first 20 games, the top mark among UC football coaches who have coached 20 or more games. Dana King (1931-34) and Sid Gillman (1949-54) went 14-6 in their first 20 games at the helm.

OPINION

Few expect Kelly to stay at UC, which is considered a feeder job to the big-time (his predecessor, Mark Dantonio, left after a few years for Michigan State). But Kelly continually insists he’s staying put.

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powerade previewS (#2) Penn State at Iowa

Are Hawks Hovering?

Let’s Go Penn State! Let’s Go Penn State! Come on, you have to admit it would be pretty cool to see JoePa win the national title just a few short years after being written off by virtually everyone, including the Nittany Lion faithful. But beware of Iowa. The Hawkeyes’ four losses have been by a total of 13 points, and its offense has been rolling the last couple of weeks. We were a little surprised to discover that the Hawks have won the last five in the series. That streak will come to an end, but PSU will work for it.

PREDICTION: Penn State 34-23 Legendary Insight “Everyone thinks Michigan State is the only hurdle left for Penn State, but Iowa is dangerous because no one’s paid attention to them all year. Still, the Lions have too much overall firepower.” – John Cooper

As a matter of... FACT

Through the first four Big Ten games, Iowa ranked first in rushing offense (200 yards avg.), second in rushing defense (113 yards) and third in scoring offense (28 points) and scoring defense (15.8 points).

OPINION

Iowa Coach Kirk Ferentz seems to have put together a decent team again, following a few lean seasons. We wonder if his name will come up again as Joe Paterno’s successor at Penn State.

North Division COLORADO (4-5) A-31 vs. Colorado State*.38-17 S-6 East. Washington..31-24 S-18 West Virginia.17-14 (OT) S-27 vs. Florida State**.21-39 O-4 Texas.....................14-38 O-11 @Kansas................14-30 O-18 Kansas State..........14-13 O-25 @Missouri...............0-58 N-1 @Texas A&M.........17-24 N-8 Iowa State...................... N-15 Oklahoma State.............. N-28 @Nebraska..................... *Denver (Invesco Field) **Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium) A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

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

KANSAS STATE (4-5) North Texas.............45-6 Montana State.......69-10 @Louisville............29-38 Louisiana-Lafayette.45-37 Texas Tech.............28-58 @Texas A&M.........44-30 @Colorado.............13-14 Oklahoma..............35-58 @Kansas................21-52 @Missouri...................... Nebraska........................ Iowa State......................

ILLINOIS (5-4) A-30 vs. Missouri*.........42-52 S-6 Eastern Illinois.......47-21 S-13 Louisiana-Lafayette.20-17 S-27 @Penn State.........24-38 O-4 @Michigan............45-20 O-11 Minnesota..............20-27 O-18 Indiana...................55-13 O-25 @Wisconsin..........17-27 N-1 Iowa.......................27-24 N-8 vs. Western Michigan**. N-15 Ohio State....................... N-22 @Northwestern............... *St. Louis (Edward Jones Dome) **Detroit (Ford Field)

BAYLOR (3-6) Wake Forest...........13-41 Northwestern State..51-6 Washington State..45-17 @Connecticut........28-31 Oklahoma..............17-49 Iowa State.............38-10 @Oklahoma State....6-34 @Nebraska............20-32 Missouri................28-31 @Texas........................... Texas A&M..................... @Texas Tech...................

INDIANA (3-6) Western Kentucky.31-13 Murray State............45-3 Ball State...............20-42 Michigan State.......29-42 @Minnesota............7-16 Iowa.........................9-45 @Illinois................13-55 Northwestern.........21-19 Central Michigan...34-37 Wisconsin....................... @Penn State................... @Purdue.........................

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

IOWA (5-4) Maine.......................46-3 Florida International.42-0 Iowa State...............17-5 @Pittsburgh..........20-21 Northwestern.........17-22 @Michigan State...13-16 @Indiana.................45-9 Wisconsin..............38-16 @Illinois................24-27 Penn State...................... Purdue............................ @Minnesota...................

TEXAS (8-1) A-30 Florida Atlantic.......52-10 S-6 @UTEP..................42-13 S-20 Rice.......................52-10 S-27 Arkansas................52-10 O-4 @Colorado.............38-14 O-11 vs. Oklahoma*.......45-35 O-18 Missouri................56-31 O-25 Oklahoma State.....28-24 N-1 @Texas Tech..........33-39 N-8 Baylor............................. N-15 @Kansas......................... N-27 Texas A&M..................... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) TEXAS A&M (4-5) A-30 Arkansas State.......14-18 S-6 @New Mexico........28-22 S-20 Miami (FL).............23-41 S-27 Army......................22-17 O-4 @Oklahoma State..28-56 O-11 Kansas State..........30-44 O-18 Texas Tech.............25-43 O-25 @Iowa State..........49-35 N-1 Colorado................24-17 N-8 Oklahoma....................... N-15 @Baylor.......................... N-27 @Texas........................... TEXAS TECH (9-0) A-30 Eastern Wash...... 49-24 S-6 @Nevada...............35-19 S-13 SMU........................43-7 S-20 Massachusetts.......56-14 O-4 @Kansas State......58-28 O-11 Nebraska...... 37-31 (OT) O-18 @Texas A&M.........43-25 O-25 @Kansas................63-21 N-1 Texas.....................39-33 N-8 Oklahoma State.............. N-22 @Oklahoma.................... N-29 Baylor.............................

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IOWA STATE (2-7) South Dakota St....44-17 Kent State..............48-28 @Iowa.....................5-17 @UNLV......... 31-34 (OT) Kansas...................33-35 @Baylor.................10-38 Nebraska.................7-35 Texas A&M............35-49 @Oklahoma State..17-59 @Colorado...................... Missouri......................... @Kansas State...............

KANSAS (6-3) A-30 Florida Int..............44-17 S-6 Louisiana Tech.........29-0 S-12 @South Florida......34-37 S-20 Sam Houston State.38-14 O-4 @Iowa State..........35-33 O-11 Colorado................30-14 O-18 @Oklahoma...........31-45 O-25 Texas Tech.............21-63 N-1 Kansas State..........52-21 N-8 @Nebraska..................... N-15 Texas.............................. N-29 vs. Missouri*.................. *Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium)

MISSOURI (7-2) A-30 vs. Illinois*............52-42 S-6 SE Missouri State....52-3 S-13 Nevada...................69-17 S-20 Buffalo...................42-21 O-4 @Nebraska............52-17 O-11 Oklahoma State.....23-28 O-18 @Texas..................31-56 O-25 Colorado..................58-0 N-1 @Baylor.................31-28 N-8 Kansas State................... N-15 @Iowa State................... N-29 vs. Kansas**.................. *St. Louis (Edward Jones Dome) **Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium) NEBRASKA (5-4) A-30 Western Michigan.47-24 S-6 San Jose State.......35-12 S-13 New Mexico State....38-7 S-27 Virginia Tech..........30-35 O-4 Missouri................17-52 O-11 @Texas Tech.31-37 (OT) O-18 @Iowa State............35-7 O-25 Baylor....................32-20 N-1 @Oklahoma...........28-62 N-8 Kansas............................ N-15 @Kansas State............... N-28 Colorado.........................

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OKLAHOMA (8-1) A-30 Chattanooga............57-2 S-6 Cincinnati...............52-26 S-13 @Washington........55-14 S-27 TCU.......................35-10 O-4 @Baylor.................49-17 O-11 vs. Texas*..............35-45 O-18 Kansas...................45-31 O-25 @Kansas State......58-35 N-1 Nebraska...............62-28 N-8 @Texas A&M.................. N-22 Texas Tech...................... N-29 @Oklahoma State........... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) OKLAHOMA STATE (8-1) A-30 vs. Wash State*.....39-13 S-6 Houston.................56-37 S-13 Missouri State.......57-13 S-27 Troy.......................55-24 O-4 Texas A&M............56-28 O-11 @Missouri.............28-23 O-18 Baylor......................34-6 O-25 @Texas..................24-28 N-1 Iowa State.............59-17 N-8 @Texas Tech................... N-15 @Colorado...................... N-29 Oklahoma....................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)

MICHIGAN (2-7) Utah.......................23-25 Miami (OH)............16-6 @Notre Dame........17-35 Wisconsin..............27-25 Illinois....................20-45 Toledo....................10-13 @Penn State..........17-46 Michigan State.......21-35 @Purdue................42-48 @Minnesota................... Northwestern.................. @Ohio State...................

NORTHWESTERN (7-2) A-30 Syracuse................30-10 S-6 @Duke...................24-20 S-13 Southern Illinois......33-7 S-20 Ohio.........................16-8 S-27 @Iowa...................22-17 O-11 Michigan State.......20-37 O-18 Purdue...................48-26 O-25 @Indiana...............19-21 N-1 @Minnesota..........24-17 N-8 Ohio State....................... N-15 @Michigan..................... N-22 Illinois.............................

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

PURDUE (3-6) Northern Colorado.42-10 Oregon.......... 26-32 (OT) Central Michigan...32-25 @Notre Dame........21-38 Penn State...............6-20 @Ohio State............3-16 @Northwestern......26-48 Minnesota................6-17 Michigan................48-42 @Michigan State............ @Iowa............................ Indiana............................

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

WISCONSIN (4-5) Akron.....................38-17 Marshall.................51-14 @Fresno State.......13-10 @Michigan............25-27 Ohio State..............17-20 Penn State...............7-48 @Iowa...................16-38 Illinois....................27-17 @Michigan State...24-25 @Indiana........................ Minnesota....................... Cal Poly..........................

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

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

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

MICHIGAN STATE (8-2) A-30 @California............31-38 S-6 Eastern Michigan...42-10 S-13 Florida Atlantic.........17-0 S-20 Notre Dame.............23-7 S-27 @Indiana...............42-29 O-4 Iowa.......................16-13 O-11 @Northwestern......37-20 O-18 Ohio State................7-45 O-25 @Michigan............35-21 N-1 Wisconsin..............25-24 N-8 Purdue............................ N-22 @Penn State...................

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

OHIO STATE (7-2) Youngstown State...43-0 Ohio.......................26-14 @USC......................3-35 Troy.......................28-10 Minnesota..............34-21 @Wisconsin..........20-17 Purdue.....................16-3 @Michigan State.....45-7 Penn State...............6-13 @Northwestern............... @Illinois......................... Michigan.........................

MINNESOTA (7-2) Northern Illinois.....31-27 @Bowling Green....42-17 Montana State.......35-23 Florida Atlantic.........37-3 @Ohio State..........21-34 Indiana.....................16-7 @Illinois................27-20 @Purdue..................17-6 Northwestern.........17-24 Michigan......................... @Wisconsin................... Iowa................................

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

PENN STATE (9-0) Coastal Carolina.....66-10 Oregon State.........45-14 @Syracuse............55-13 Temple.....................45-3 Illinois....................38-24 @Purdue..................20-6 @Wisconsin............48-7 Michigan................46-17 @Ohio State............13-6 @Iowa............................ Indiana............................ Michigan State................

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

(#8) Oklahoma St. at (#3) Texas Tech

Good Old Cowboy Shootout

First team to 100 points wins. OK, maybe it’s 50 but we’re likely in for one big-time shootout when the Cowboys and Red Raiders mix it up. The Pokes lead the Big 12 in rushing but aren’t afraid to go up top. Running back Kendall Hunter leads the conference and ranks fourth nationally with 139.5 rushing yards per game, while wide receiver Dez Bryant is the conference’s top receiver with 110 yards per outing. The Techsters are passhappy but can grind it out if need be, as you saw in the win over No. 1 Texas last week. We’re on the Tech bandwagon.

PREDICTION: Texas Tech 48-31 Legendary Insight “This game may come down to the team that has the ball last. Texas Tech may be better defensively, but I don’t think either team is going to struggle to score points. I’ll just go with the home team.” – Gene Stallings

As a matter of... FACT

Four of the six Big 12 South division teams have been ranked in the Top 10 at some point this season. They are Oklahoma State, Texas Tech, Oklahoma, and Texas.

OPINION

Winning the Big 12 South is harder than winning the national championship. The strength of this division provides the defense that winning a conference title needn’t be a prerequisite for winning the national title, as many believe.

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

AKRON (4-4)

@Wisconsin...........17-38 @Syracuse.............42-28 Ball State................24-41 @Army.....................22-3 Cincinnati...............15-17 @Kent State.. 30-27 (OT) Bowling Green.......33-37 @Eastern Michigan.42-35 Toledo............................. Buffalo............................ @Ohio............................. @Temple.........................

BOWLING GREEN (4-5)

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

@Pittsburgh...........27-17 Minnesota..............17-42 @Boise State............7-20 @Wyoming............45-16 Eastern Michigan...21-24 @Akron..................37-33 Miami (OH)............20-27 @Northern Illinois..13-16 Kent State..............45-30 @Ohio............................. Buffalo............................ @Toledo..........................

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

UTEP......................42-17 @Pittsburgh...........16-27 Temple...................30-28 @Missouri..............21-42 @Central Michigan.25-27 West. Mich.... 28-34 (OT) Army............. 27-24 (OT) @Ohio....................32-19 Miami (OH)..................... @Akron........................... @Bowling Green............. Kent State.......................

BUFFALO (4-4)

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

MIAMI (OH) (2-6)

Vanderbilt...............13-34 @Michigan...............6-16 Charleston Southern.38-27 @Cincinnati............20-45 Temple...................10-28 @Northern Illinois..13-17 @Bowling Green....27-20 Kent State..............21-54 @Buffalo......................... Ball State......................... @Toledo.......................... Ohio................................

OHIO (2-7)

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

@Wyoming............20-21 @Ohio State...........14-26 Central Michigan....28-31 @Northwestern........8-16 VMI........................51-31 @West. Michigan...20-41 @Kent State...........26-19 @Temple................10-14 Buffalo...................19-32 Bowling Green................ Akron.............................. @Miami (OH)..................

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

@Army.....................35-7 Connecticut........ 9-12 OT @Buffalo................28-30 @Penn State............3-45 Western Michigan......3-7 @Miami (OH).........28-10 @Cent. Michigan....14-24 Ohio.......................14-10 @Navy........... 27-33 (OT) @Kent State.................... Eastern Michigan............ Akron..............................

TEMPLE (3-6)

West Division BALL STATE (8-0)

A-28 Northeastern...............48-14 S-5 Navy...........................35-23 S-13 @Akron.......................41-24 S-20 @Indiana....................42-20 S-27 Kent State...................41-20 O-4 @Toledo........................31-0 O-11 @Western Kentucky.....24-7 O-25 Eastern Michigan........38-16 N-5 Northern Illinois................... N-11 @Miami (OH)....................... N-19 @Central Michigan.............. N-25 Western Michigan................

A-30 @Minnesota................27-31 S-6 @Western Michigan...26-29 S-20 Indiana State.................48-3 S-27 @Eastern Michigan.......37-0 O-4 @Tennessee..................9-13 O-11 Miami (OH).................17-13 O-18 Toledo...........................38-7 O-25 Bowling Green............16-13 N-5 @Ball State.......................... N-12 Central Michigan.................. N-18 @Kent State......................... N-25 Navy....................................

A-28 Eastern Illinois............31-12 S-6 @Georgia....................17-56 S-13 @Ohio.........................31-28 S-20 @Purdue.....................25-32 S-27 Buffalo........................27-25 O-11 Temple........................24-14 O-18 Western Michigan.......38-28 O-25 @Toledo......................24-23 N-1 @Indiana....................37-34 N-12 @Northern Illinois............... N-19 Ball State............................. N-28 @Eastern Michigan..............

S-6 @Arizona...................16-41 S-13 @Eastern Michigan.....41-17 S-20 Fresno State... 54-55 (2 OT) S-27 Florida International....16-35 O-4 Ball State......................0-31 O-11 @Michigan..................13-10 O-18 @Northern Illinois........7-38 O-25 Central Michigan.........23-24 N-5 @Akron................................ N-15 @Western Michigan............ N-21 Miami (OH).......................... N-28 Bowling Green.....................

A-28 Indiana State.................52-0 S-6 @Michigan State........10-42 S-13 Toledo.........................17-41 S-20 @Maryland.................24-51 S-27 Northern Illinois............0-37 O-4 @Bowling Green.........24-21 O-11 @Army........................13-17 O-18 Akron..........................35-42 O-25 @Ball State.................16-38 N-1 @Western Michigan...10-31 N-22 @Temple.............................. N-28 Central Michigan..................

A-30 @Nebraska.................24-27 S-6 Northern Illinois..........29-26 S-13 @Idaho.......................51-28 S-20 Tennessee Tech............41-7 S-27 @Temple.........................7-3 O-4 Ohio............................41-20 O-11 @Buffalo............ 34-28 (OT) O-18 @Central Michigan.....28-38 N-1 Eastern Michigan........31-10 N-8 vs. Illinois*.......................... N-15 Toledo.................................. N-25 @Ball State.......................... *Detroit (Ford Field)

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (7-2)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (2-8)

KENT STATE (3-6)

A-30 vs. Boston College*.0-21 S-6 @Iowa State...........28-48 S-13 Delaware State.........24-3 S-20 @Louis-Lafayette...27-44 S-27 @Ball State............20-41 O-4 Akron............ 27-30 (OT) O-11 Ohio.......................19-26 O-25 @Miami (OH).........54-21 N-1 @Bowling Green....30-45 N-12 Temple............................ N-18 Northern Illinois.............. N-28 @Buffalo......................... *Cleveland (Cleveland Browns Stadium)

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

BOISE STATE (8-0)

Idaho State............... 49-7 Bowling Green......... 20-7 @Oregon................ 37-32 Louisiana Tech......... 38-3 @Southern Miss...... 24-7 Hawaii...................... 27-7 @San Jose State.... 33-16 @New Mexico St...... 49-0 Utah State........................ @Idaho............................ @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

FRESNO STATE (5-3)

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

@Rutgers................. 24-7 Wisconsin.............. 10-13 @Toledo......55-54 (2 OT) @UCLA.................. 36-31 Hawaii............ 29-32 (OT) Idaho...................... 45-32 @Utah State........... 30-28 @Louisiana Tech.... 35-38 Nevada............................. New Mexico State............ @San Jose State.............. @Boise State....................

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

@Florida................. 10-56 Weber State........... 36-17 @Oregon State......... 7-45 San Jose State....... 17-20 @Fresno St.... 32-29 (OT) Louisiana Tech....... 24-14 @Boise State............ 7-27 Nevada................... 38-31 @Utah State........... 14-30 @New Mexico State......... Idaho................................ Washington State............. Cincinnati.........................

14

HAWAII (4-5)

TOLEDO (2-6)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (7-2)

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

IDAHO (2-8)

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

@Arizona.................. 0-70 Idaho State............. 42-27 Western Michigan.. 28-51 @Utah State........... 17-42 @San Diego State.. 17-45 Nevada................... 14-49 @Fresno State........ 32-45 @Louisiana Tech.... 14-46 New Mexico State.. 20-14 San Jose State....... 24-30 Boise State....................... @Hawaii...........................

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

Mississippi State.... 22-14 @Kansas.................. 0-29 Southeastern Louis.17-42 @Boise State............ 3-38 @Hawaii................. 14-24 Idaho...................... 46-14 @Army..................... 7-14 Fresno State........... 38-35 @San Jose State.............. Utah State........................ @New Mexico State......... Nevada.............................

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

Grambling State..... 49-13 Texas Tech............. 19-35 @Missouri.............. 17-69 @UNLV.................. 49-27 @Idaho.................. 49-14 New Mexico State.. 45-48 Utah State.............. 44-17 @Hawaii................. 31-38 @Fresno State.................. San Jose State................. Boise State....................... @Louisiana Tech..............

LOUISIANA TECH (4-4)

NEVADA (4-4)

NEW MEXICO STATE (3-5)

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

@Nebraska............... 7-38 @UTEP................... 34-33 New Mexico........... 24-35 Alcorn State........... 45-10 @Nevada................ 48-45 San Jose State....... 14-31 @Idaho.................. 14-20 Boise State............... 0-49 Hawaii.............................. @Fresno State.................. Louisiana Tech................. @Utah State.....................

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

UC Davis................ 13-10 @Nebraska............. 12-35 San Diego State..... 35-10 @Stanford.............. 10-23 @Hawaii................. 20-17 Utah State................ 30-7 @New Mexico St.... 31-14 Boise State............. 16-33 @Idaho.................. 30-24 Louisiana Tech................. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

SAN JOSE STATE (6-3)

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

UTAH STATE (2-7)

@UNLV.................. 17-27 @Oregon................ 24-66 Utah....................... 10-58 Idaho...................... 42-17 BYU........................ 14-34 @San Jose State...... 7-30 @Nevada................ 17-44 Fresno State........... 28-30 Hawaii.................... 30-14 @Boise State.................... @Louisiana Tech.............. New Mexico State............

East Division

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (5-3)

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

CENTRAL FLORIDA (2-5)

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

South Carolina State...17-0 South Florida.... 24-31 (OT) @Boston College.........7-34 @UTEP......................13-58 SMU..........................31-17 @Miami (FL).............14-20 @Tulsa......................19-49 East Carolina...................... Southern Miss.................... @Marshall.......................... @Memphis......................... UAB....................................

EAST CAROLINA (4-3)

A-30 vs. Virginia Tech*......27-22 S-6 West Virginia...............24-3 S-13 @Tulane....................28-24 S-20 @N.C. State...... 24-30 (OT) S-27 Houston.....................24-41 O-11 @Virginia...................20-35 O-18 Memphis...................30-10 N-2 @Central Florida................. N-8 Marshall............................. N-15 @Southern Miss................. N-22 @UAB................................. N-28 UTEP.................................. *Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium) A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-18 O-28 N-8 N-15 N-22 N-29

MARSHALL (4-4)

Illinois State..............35-10 @Wisconsin..............14-51 Memphis...................17-16 @Southern Miss........34-27 @West Virginia............3-27 Cincinnati..................10-33 @UAB........................21-23 Houston.....................37-23 @East Carolina................... Central Florida.................... @Rice................................. Tulsa...................................

AIR FORCE (7-2)

Southern Utah...........41-7 @Wyoming................28-3 @Houston................31-28 Utah.........................23-30 Navy........................27-33 @San Diego State....35-10 @UNLV....................29-28 New Mexico.............23-10 @Army.......................16-7 Colorado State.................. BYU.................................. @TCU...............................

BYU (8-1)

Northern Iowa..........41-17 @Washington..........28-27 UCLA.........................59-0 Wyoming...................44-0 @Utah State.............34-14 New Mexico...............21-3 @TCU........................7-32 UNLV.......................42-35 @Colorado State......45-42 San Diego State................ @Air Force........................ @Utah...............................

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

West Division

MEMPHIS (4-5)

@Mississippi.............24-41 Rice...........................35-42 @Marshall.................16-17 Nicholls State............31-10 Arkansas State..........29-17 @UAB........................33-30 Louisville...................28-35 @East Carolina..........10-30 Southern Miss...........36-30 @SMU................................ Central Florida.................... Tulane.................................

SOUTHERN MISS (3-6)

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

Louisiana-Lafayette...51-21 @Auburn...................13-27 @Arkansas State.......27-24 Marshall....................27-34 UTEP................ 37-40 (OT) Boise State..................7-24 @Rice........................40-45 @Memphis................30-36 UAB...........................70-14 @Central Florida................. East Carolina...................... @SMU................................

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

Tulsa..........................22-45 @Florida Atlantic.......34-49 @Tennessee................3-35 Alabama State...........45-10 @South Carolina.......13-26 Memphis...................30-33 @Houston.................20-45 Marshall....................23-21 @Southern Miss........14-70 @Tulane............................. East Carolina...................... @Central Florida.................

UAB (2-7)

NEW MEXICO (4-6)

COLORADO STATE (4-5)

A-31 vs. Colorado*..........17-38 S-6 Sacramento State....23-20 S-20 Houston...................28-25 S-27 @California................7-42 O-4 UNLV.......................41-28 O-11 TCU...........................7-13 O-18 @Utah......................16-49 O-25 @San Diego State....38-34 N-1 BYU.........................42-45 N-8 @Air Force........................ N-15 New Mexico...................... N-22 @Wyoming....................... *Denver (Invesco Field)...............

ARKANSAS STATE (4-4)

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

@Texas A&M...........18-14 Texas Southern........83-10 Southern Miss.........24-27 Middle Tenn State....31-14 @Memphis...............17-29 Lou.-Monroe............37-29 @Lou.-Lafayette.......23-28 @Alabama..................0-35 @Florida International....... Florida Atlantic.................. @North Texas.................... @Troy...............................

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

@Texas....................10-52 UAB..........................49-34 @Michigan State........0-17 @Minnesota...............3-37 @Middle Tenn. St.....13-14 Troy..........................17-30 @West. Kentucky.....24-20 @Lou.-Monroe.........29-28 North Texas....................... Lou.-Lafayette................... @Arkansas State............... Florida International..........

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (3-5)

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

TCU...........................3-26 Texas A&M..............22-28 Arizona....................36-28 @Tulsa.....................14-56 @New Mexico State.35-24 Wyoming...................24-0 @BYU........................3-21 San Diego State.........70-7 @Air Force...............10-23 Utah.........................10-13 @UNLV............................. @Colorado State...............

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

Cal Poly...................27-29 @Notre Dame..........13-21 @San Jose State.....10-35 Idaho.......................45-17 @TCU........................7-41 Air Force..................10-35 @New Mexico............7-70 Colorado State.........34-38 @Wyoming..............10-35 @BYU............................... Utah.................................. UNLV................................

SAN DIEGO STATE (1-8)

FLORIDA INT. (3-5)

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

@Kansas..................10-40 @Iowa........................0-42 South Florida.............9-17 @Toledo...................35-16 @North Texas...........42-10 Middle Tenn. St........31-21 @Troy......................23-33 @Lou.-Lafayette.......20-49 Arkansas State.................. Lou.-Monroe..................... @Florida Atlantic............... Western Kentucky.............

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

@Southern Miss......21-51 @Illinois...................17-20 Kent State................44-27 @Kansas State.........37-45 @Lou.-Monroe.........44-35 @North Texas...........59-30 Arkansas State.........28-23 Florida Int.................49-20 UTEP................................. @Florida Atlantic............... @Troy............................... Middle Tennessee State....

LOU.-LAFAYETTE (5-3)

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

HOUSTON (4-4)

Southern...................55-3 @Oklahoma State...37-56 Air Force.................28-31 @Colorado State.....25-28 @East Carolina........41-24 UAB.........................45-20 @SMU.....................44-38 @Marshall...............23-37 Tulane.............................. Tulsa................................ UTEP................................ @Rice..............................

RICE (6-3)

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

SMU........................56-27 @Memphis..............42-35 @Vanderbilt............21-38 @Texas...................10-52 North Texas.............77-20 @Tulsa....................28-63 Southern Miss........45-30 @Tulane..................42-17 @UTEP....................49-44 Army................................ Marshall........................... Houston...........................

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

@Rice.....................27-56 Texas State..............47-36 @Texas Tech.............7-43 TCU...........................7-48 @Tulane..................27-34 @Central Florida.....17-31 Tulsa.......................31-37 Houston..................38-44 @Navy.......................7-34 Memphis.......................... @UTEP............................. Southern Miss.................

SMU (1-8)

TCU (9-1)

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

@New Mexico............26-3 Stephen Austin..........67-7 Stanford...................31-14 @SMU.......................48-7 @Oklahoma.............10-35 San Diego State.........41-7 @Colorado State........13-7 BYU...........................32-7 Wyoming...................54-7 @UNLV....................44-14 @Utah............................... Air Force...........................

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

Utah State................27-17 @Utah......................21-42 @Arizona St.....23-20 (OT) Iowa State........34-31 (OT) Nevada.....................27-49 @Colorado State......28-41 Air Force..................28-29 @BYU......................35-42 TCU.........................14-44 New Mexico...................... Wyoming.......................... @San Diego State.............

UNLV (3-6)

LOU.-MONROE (3-6)

A-30 @Auburn....................0-34 S-6 vs. Arkansas*..........27-28 S-13 Alabama A&M..........37-15 S-20 @Tulane...................10-24 O-4 Lou.-Lafayette..........35-44 O-11 @Arkansas State......29-37 O-18 North Texas..............35-23 O-25 Florida Atlantic.........28-29 N-1 Troy..........................31-30 N-8 @Middle Tennessee State. N-15 @Mississippi..................... N-22 @Florida International....... *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium)

MID. TENNESSEE ST. (2-6)

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

Troy..........................17-31 Maryland..................24-14 @Kentucky...............14-20 @Arkansas State......14-31 Florida Atlantic.........14-13 @Florida Int.............21-31 @Louisville..............23-42 @Mississippi State..22-31 Lou.-Monroe..................... @Western Kentucky.......... North Texas....................... @Lou.-Lafayette................

TULANE (2-6)

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

@Alabama.................6-20 East Carolina...........24-28 Louisiana-Monroe...24-10 SMU........................34-27 Army.......................13-44 @UTEP....................21-24 Rice.........................17-42 @LSU......................10-35 @Houston........................ UAB.................................. @Tulsa............................. @Memphis.......................

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

@UAB.....................45-22 @North Texas..........56-26 New Mexico............56-14 Central Arkansas.....62-34 Rice.........................63-28 @SMU.....................37-31 UTEP.......................77-35 Central Florida.........49-19 @Arkansas..............23-30 @Houston........................ Tulane.............................. @Marshall........................

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

@Buffalo.................17-42 Texas.......................13-42 New Mexico State...33-34 Central Florida.........58-13 @South Miss..40-37 (OT) Tulane ....................24-21 @Tulsa....................35-77 Rice.........................44-49 @Louisiana-Lafayette....... SMU................................. @Houston........................ @East Carolina.................

TULSA (8-1)

UTEP (3-5)

UTAH (9-0)

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

@Michigan...............25-23 UNLV.......................42-21 @Utah State.............58-10 @Air Force...............30-23 Weber State.............37-21 Oregon State............31-28 @Wyoming................40-7 Colorado State.........49-16 @New Mexico..........13-10 TCU.................................. @San Diego State............. BYU..................................

WYOMING (3-6)

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

Ohio.........................21-20 Air Force....................3-28 North Dakota State..16-13 @BYU........................0-44 Bowling Green.........16-45 @New Mexico............0-24 Utah...........................7-40 @TCU........................7-54 San Diego State.......35-10 @Tennessee...................... @UNLV............................. Colorado State..................

NORTH TEXAS (1-8)

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

@Kansas State...........6-45 Tulsa........................26-56 @LSU.........................3-41 @Rice......................20-77 Florida Int.................10-42 Lou.-Lafayette..........30-59 @Lou.-Monroe.........23-35 Troy..........................17-45 @West. Kentucky.....51-40 @Florida Atlantic............... @Middle Tennessee State. Arkansas State..................

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

@Mid. Tenn. State....31-17 Alcorn State...............65-0 @Ohio State.............10-28 @Oklahoma State....24-55 @Florida Atlantic......30-17 Florida Int.................33-23 @North Texas...........45-17 @Lou.-Monroe.........30-31 Western Kentucky............. @LSU................................ Lou.-Lafayette................... Arkansas State..................

TROY (5-3)

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powerade previewS (#22) California at (#6) USC

Trojans Don’t Want Roses

Some will tout this as a showdown, with two of the three Pac-10 co-leaders clashing with Rose Bowl implications at play. But USC doesn’t want roses. It craves South Beach for a shot at the national title. Besides, who awaits the Trojans in Pasadena? Ohio State? Been there, done that. The Cal defense has been pretty good all season, holding several opponents to less than 100 yards rushing. If the Bears can stop USC back Joe McKnight, and force QB Mark Sanchez into a couple aerial mistakes, the Bears might stay in this one… for a half.

PREDICTION: USC 44-23 Legendary Insight “Cal will have USC’s attention but I don’t foresee the possibility of an upset here. The Trojan defense may be the best in the country and it seems to be getting better each week.” – John Robinson

As a matter of... FACT

Of the 86 head football coaches at Pac-10 schools over the last 50 years, Cal’s Jeff Tedford is one of just four to have winning seasons in each of his first six years. The others: Frank Kush (ASU), John Robinson (USC) and Mike Bellotti (Oregon).

OPINION

That’s impressive. Here’s a stunner as well. USC Coach Pete Carroll is 25-0 in November games. He’s the best big-game coach in the country.

East Division FLORIDA (7-1) A-30 Hawaii....................56-10 S-6 Miami (FL)...............26-3 S-20 @Tennessee.............30-6 S-27 Mississippi............30-31 O-4 @Arkansas..............38-7 O-11 LSU.......................51-21 O-25 Kentucky..................63-5 N-1 vs. Georgia*..........49-10 N-8 @Vanderbilt.................... N-15 South Carolina................ N-22 The Citadel...................... N-29 @Florida State................ *Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium)

ARIZONA (5-3) Idaho.......................70-0 Toledo....................41-16 @New Mexico........28-36 @UCLA..................31-10 Washington...........48-14 @Stanford.............23-24 California...............42-27 USC.......................10-17 @Washington State........ @Oregon........................ Oregon State.................. Arizona State..................

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

CALIFORNIA (6-2) Michigan State.......38-31 @Washington State.66-3 @Maryland............27-35 Colorado State.........42-7 Arizona State.........24-14 @Arizona...............27-42 UCLA.....................41-20 Oregon...................26-16 @USC............................. @Oregon State............... Stanford.......................... Washington....................

West Division ALABAMA (9-0) A-30 vs. Clemson*.........34-10 S-6 Tulane......................20-6 S-13 Western Kentucky...41-7 S-20 @Arkansas............49-14 S-27 @Georgia...............41-30 O-4 Kentucky................17-14 O-18 Mississippi............24-20 O-25 @Tennessee.............29-9 N-1 Arkansas State.........35-0 N-8 @LSU............................. N-15 Mississippi State............ N-29 Auburn............................ *Atlanta (Georgia Dome) ARKANSAS (4-5) A-30 Western Illinois.....28-24 S-6 vs. Louis-Monroe*.28-27 S-20 Alabama.................14-49 S-27 @Texas..................10-52 O-4 Florida.....................7-38 O-11 @Auburn...............25-22 O-18 @Kentucky............20-21 O-25 Mississippi............21-23 N-1 Tulsa......................30-23 N-8 @South Carolina............. N-22 @Mississippi State......... N-28 vs. LSU*......................... *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) AUBURN (4-5) A-30 Louisiana-Monroe...34-0 S-6 Southern Miss.......27-13 S-13 @Mississippi State....3-2 S-20 LSU.......................21-26 S-27 Tennessee..............14-12 O-4 @Vanderbilt...........13-14 O-11 Arkansas................22-25 O-23 @West Virginia......17-34 N-1 @Mississippi ..........7-17 N-8 Tennessee-Martin........... N-15 Georgia........................... N-29 @Alabama......................

KENTUCKY (6-3) @Louisville..............27-2 Norfolk State...........28-3 Middle Tenn State..20-14 Western Kentucky...41-3 @Alabama.............14-17 South Carolina.......17-24 Arkansas................21-20 @Florida..................5-63 @Mississippi St.....14-13 Georgia........................... Vanderbilt....................... @Tennessee....................

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

OREGON (6-3) Washington...........44-10 Utah State..............66-24 @Purdue....... 32-26 (OT) Boise State............32-37 @Washington St....63-14 @USC....................10-44 UCLA.....................31-24 @Arizona State......54-20 @California............16-26 Stanford.......................... Arizona........................... @Oregon State...............

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

UCLA (3-5) Tennessee..... 27-24 (OT) @BYU......................0-59 Arizona..................10-31 Fresno State..........31-36 Washington State....28-3 @Oregon...............24-31 Stanford.................23-20 @California............20-41 Oregon State.................. @Washington................. @Arizona State............... USC................................

OREGON STATE (5-3) @Stanford.............28-36 @Penn State..........14-45 Hawaii......................45-7 USC.......................27-21 @Utah....................28-31 Washington St.......66-13 @Washington........34-13 Arizona State.........27-25 @UCLA........................... California........................ @Arizona........................ Oregon............................

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

USC (7-1) @Virginia.................52-7 Ohio State................35-3 @Oregon State......21-27 Oregon...................44-10 Arizona State...........28-0 @Washington St......69-0 @Arizona...............17-10 Washington.............56-0 California........................ @Stanford...................... Notre Dame.................... @UCLA...........................

STANFORD (5-4) Oregon State.........36-28 @Arizona State......17-41 @TCU....................14-31 San Jose State.......23-10 @Washington........35-28 @Notre Dame........21-28 Arizona..................24-23 @UCLA..................20-23 Washington State....58-0 @Oregon........................ USC................................ @California.....................

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

WASHINGTON (0-8) @Oregon...............10-44 BYU.......................27-28 Oklahoma..............14-55 Stanford.................28-35 @Arizona...............14-48 Oregon State.........13-34 Notre Dame.............7-33 @USC......................0-56 Arizona State.................. UCLA.............................. @Washington State........ @California.....................

WASHINGTON STATE (1-8) A-30 vs. Oklahoma St.*.13-39 S-6 California.................3-66 S-13 @Baylor.................17-45 S-20 Portland State..........48-9 S-27 Oregon...................14-63 O-4 @UCLA....................3-28 O-11 @Oregon State......13-66 O-18 USC.........................0-69 N-1 @Stanford...............0-58 N-8 Arizona........................... N-15 @Arizona State............... N-22 Washington.................... N-29 @Hawaii......................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)................

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ARIZONA STATE (2-6) A-30 Northern Arizona...30-13 S-6 Stanford.................41-17 S-13 UNLV............ 20-23 (OT) S-20 Georgia..................10-27 O-4 @California............14-24 O-11 @USC......................0-28 O-25 Oregon...................20-54 N-1 @Oregon State......25-27 N-8 @Washington................. N-15 Washington State........... N-28 UCLA.............................. D-6 @Arizona........................

LSU (6-2) A-30 Appalachian State..41-13 S-13 North Texas.............41-3 S-20 @Auburn...............26-21 S-27 Mississippi State...34-24 O-11 @Florida................21-51 O-18 @South Carolina....24-17 O-25 Georgia..................38-52 N-1 Tulane....................35-10 N-8 Alabama.......................... N-15 Troy................................ N-28 vs. Arkansas*................. *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) MISSISSIPPI (5-4) A-30 Memphis...............41-24 S-6 @Wake Forest.......28-30 S-13 Samford.................34-10 S-20 Vanderbilt..............17-23 S-27 @Florida................31-30 O-4 South Carolina.......24-31 O-18 @Alabama.............20-24 O-25 @Arkansas............23-21 N-1 Auburn.....................17-7 N-15 Louisiana-Monroe.......... N-22 @LSU............................. N-28 Mississippi State............ MISSISSIPPI STATE (3-6) A-30 @Louisiana Tech...14-22 S-6 SE Louisiana..........34-10 S-13 Auburn.......................2-3 S-20 @Georgia Tech........7-38 S-27 @LSU....................24-34 O-11 Vanderbilt..............17-14 O-18 @Tennessee.............3-34 O-25 Mid. Tennessee St..31-22 N-1 Kentucky................13-14 N-15 @Alabama...................... N-22 Arkansas......................... N-28 @Mississippi..................

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GEORGIA (7-2) A-30 Georgia Southern..45-21 S-6 Central Michigan...56-17 S-13 @South Carolina......14-7 S-20 @Arizona State......27-10 S-27 Alabama.................30-41 O-11 Tennessee..............26-14 O-18 Vanderbilt..............24-14 O-25 @LSU....................52-38 N-1 vs. Florida*............10-49 N-8 @Kentucky..................... N-15 @Auburn........................ N-29 Georgia Tech.................. *Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium) A-31 S-6 S-13 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-29

SOUTH CAROLINA (6-3) A-28 N.C. State................34-0 S-4 @Vanderbilt...........17-24 S-13 Georgia....................7-14 S-20 Wofford.................23-13 S-27 UAB.......................26-13 O-4 @Mississippi.........31-24 O-11 @Kentucky............24-17 O-18 LSU.......................17-24 N-1 Tennessee................27-6 N-8 Arkansas......................... N-15 @Florida......................... N-29 @Clemson...................... TENNESSEE (3-6) S-1 @UCLA......... 24-27 (OT) S-13 UAB.........................35-3 S-20 Florida.....................6-30 S-27 @Auburn...............12-14 O-4 Northern Illinois.......13-9 O-11 @Georgia...............14-26 O-18 Mississippi State.....34-3 O-25 Alabama...................9-29 N-1 @South Carolina......6-27 N-8 Wyoming........................ N-22 @Vanderbilt.................... N-29 Kentucky......................... VANDERBILT (5-3) A-28 @Miami (OH)........34-13 S-4 South Carolina.......24-17 S-13 Rice.......................38-21 S-20 @Mississippi.........23-17 O-4 Auburn...................14-13 O-11 @Mississippi St.....14-17 O-18 @Georgia...............14-24 O-25 Duke........................7-10 N-8 Florida............................ N-15 @Kentucky..................... N-22 Tennessee....................... N-29 @Wake Forest................

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

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

(#1) Alabama at (#15) LSU

Rude Homecoming Awaits

LSU isn’t used to playing the role of spoiler, but an uncharacteristically swiss cheese ‘D’ which has yielded 103 points combined in the team’s two conference losses has been a killer. And though the nation’s top-ranked team is coming to town, Alabama brings with it a yo-yo offense. It’s lights-out one week, anemic the next. The Tigers still believe they’re in the SEC West Division race. A win here and an upset loss by ‘Bama down the road would put the Tigers back in the conference championship. We can see it happening, especially with ‘Bama Coach Nick Saban returning to face his old team.

PREDICTION: LSU 27-24 Legendary Insight “If Alabama wins this one, they’re almost homefree, but you can bet LSU will be fired up to beat (Nick) Saban. If ‘Bama can generate a little offense it should be OK. But I’ll go with the emotion of the home team.” – Pat Dye

As a matter of... FACT

The top three run defenses in the country are TCU (31.2 yards per game), Alabama (62.4) and Texas (69.3). In the AP poll, TCU is ranked 11th, Alabama first and Texas fifth.

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Just proof No. 12,437 that if you can stop the opponent’s running attack, you can win any game, regardless of how great (Texas) or average (Alabama) your offense is.

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The Good Stuff

Envious Of Big-Time Offense Good news: Ohio State’s offense is now ranked 97th nationally. That’s a drop of only two spots from a week ago. Had the Buckeyes faced someone other than Idle last Saturday, they might be checking in at 110th offensively. Bu-dum-bum! Ok, you’ve heard it. But it may be time to inject a bit of humor into OSU’s tragic situation. Even Coach Jim Tressel tongue-in-cheeked last week that he was looking forward to the weekend’s high profile games to see what all the offensive ‘gurus’ know that he doesn’t. He was joking, but we wish he wasn’t because there was much to be learned. Did you watch Texas/Texas Tech? Florida/Georgia? Oklahoma/ Nebraska. Heck, how about Purdue/Michigan? Now that was entertainment! Assuming you caught bits and pieces of all the action, as a Buckeye fan weren’t you just a little envious of the offensive fireworks? I don’t know how many times I caught myself saying, “Why can’t we do that?” I was even jealous watching the lowly Boilermakers. To win, they had to fake a punt (which led to a touchdown) and they ran to perfection the old hook-and-ladder for the winning

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score. The Boilers scored 48 points. Damn, they were fun to watch. Gotta give Tress credit in that he handled a barrage of questions from the media last week pertaining to the play-calling and his staff. The Senator knows that many of his Buckeye Nation constituents want him to turn the playbook over to someone else and get rid of his O-line coach. For the first time in, well, forever, Tress didn’t do his political tap dance. He actually answered questions. He was as direct and forthcoming as he’s ever been, and made it clear that he is the man in charge. The Buckeye stops here, he declared. At the time I thought, “Good for him. I don’t want our leader cowering to pressure. He obviously believes in what he’s doing, and that’s the kind of leader we need. In the face of adversity, he remains unwavering.” But now I’m having second thoughts. Am I confusing strong leadership with stubbornness? Let’s face it; this team has been a train wreck offensively. I know running back Beanie Wells was hurt early and there’s been a change at quarterback, but to go three games without an offensive touchdown is simply inexcusable.

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Pains me to say this, but even Michigan is better offensively. The Wolverines are running the spread with a bunch of misfits, and they rolled up 42 points on the Boilermakers. That’s the same Purdue ‘D’ the Buckeyes couldn’t cross the goal line against. As we prepare for the final quarter of the regular season, we can only hope that Tress will turn his athletes loose like Texas Tech, Florida, Texas, Oklahoma and others do. I leave you with this, my friends. Are you starting to wonder if OSU’s talent is really as good as the teams we watched last weekend? I’ll be honest: I really, really liked what I saw in Texas Tech. Receiver Michael Crabtree is unbelievable. Still, the Buckeyes are as talented as Tech, Oklahoma and the other big boys, aren’t they? I truly believe they are. So, if OSU has comparable talent, then what’s the problem?

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This is not the time for Ohio State to take a cat nap. There’s a few reasons the Buckeyes might take a lackadaisical approach to this week’s game at Northwestern. First, OSU has won the last three meetings against the Wildcats by an aggregate score of 160-24, with the closest margin of victory being 41 points. The Bucks may be thinking these are the Mildcats of old. Second, NU senior running back Tyrell Sutton (from Akron) is out for the rest of the regular season with a wrist injury. He is the team’s leading rusher (776 yards/97 per game/six TDs) and fourth-best receiver (30 catches for 276 yards and two scores). Third, veteran quarterback C.J. Bacher may be out as well with a hamstring injury. He did not play in last week’s dramatic win at Minnesota. We highly recommend the Buckeyes disregard the aforementioned, though. While OSU has dominated the series recently, it was in 2004 that a Buckeye group with a struggling offensive line traveled to Evanston and lost to the Wildcats for the first time in 33 years, 33-27, in overtime. The Buckeye defense had a miserable time slowing the Wildcat spread offense.

Buckeye Game Day

Coming off the painful loss to No. 3 Penn State, Ohio State has two weeks to prepare and we’re not sure if that’s a good or bad thing. If the offensive line learned how to block and the defense gained insight as to how to play assignment football against the spread, then it’s all good. We have faith in the latter.

BREAKIN’ IT DOWN OSU OFFENSE VS. NORTHWESTERN DEFENSE

(#12) Ohio State at (#25)Northwestern

When: Saturday, November 8 Where: Ryan Field Time: 12:00 p.m. ET TV: ESPN or ESPN2 Series: OSU leads 58-14-1 Last Meeting: 2007, OSU won 58-7 in Columbus

OSU’s next touchdown will be its first in three weeks. Critics throughout Buckeye Nation are wondering if senior Todd Boeckman will get a chance to lead the offense if Terrelle Pryor struggles again. Don’t bet on it. Coach Jim Tressel appears married to Pryor, and we’re OK with the commitment, especially now that national title dreams are vanished. It’s appropriate to think long-term.

We would like to see Tress refer to the playbook he used at Michigan State. It had a little bit of everything, including the I-formation which we love. Playing conditions will likely be cold and windy, so a steady diet of Beanie Wells mixed in with a controlled passing attack is in order. The line makes everything a mystery, so we’re not sure what to expect from the Buckeye offense. Advantage: Even

NORTHWESTERN OFFENSE VS. OSU DEFENSE

Though the Wildcats average a respectable 26 points and 377 yards per game, with Sutton out, Bacher’s status iffy and the Buckeye defense showing signs of the good old days, the scale is weighted in OSU’s favor. But not as much as you’d think. Bacher’s replacement last week at Minnesota, Mike Kafka, rushed for 217 yards on 27 carries, so he obviously offers a different kind of scary to the

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Buckeye ‘D’. The Wildcats are one of those teams that are lights-out offensively one week and so-so the next. Of additional concern is a trio of wideouts whom are all equally productive: Lane Ross (38 catches, 397 yards), Rasheed Ward (35, 329) and Eric Peterman (33, 386). We expect the Buckeye defense to stay aggressive and play with continued confidence, as we believe its effort over the past three games has been legit, not smoke and mirrors. At least it had better be. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS

I know we sound like a broken CD but the OSU return teams are embarrassing. So let’s leave it there. The coverage teams are improved, but still nothing to text home about. We’re assuming Aaron Pettrey has secured the placekicking job. Congrats to him; he’s earned it. And punter A.J. Trapasso has been a rock all season. Arnado Villarreal has been steady for the Wildcats, hitting 16 of 20 field goals, though all but one of his misses have been within 40 yards. Stefan Demos averages a modest 40 yards per punt, though six have been 50 yards or longer and 16 have been downed within the opponent’s 20-yard line. Advantage: Ohio State

Bucksline John Corby

They may be nationally ranked, but Northwestern is still Northwestern. OSU 23-3.

Larry Larson

All is not lost for Ohio State. The Buckeyes show true character by going into Evanston and taming the Wildcats. Keep the faith Buckeye fans! OSU 31-17.

Dave Maetzold

Northwestern has an explosive offense. Ohio State doesn’t. The Buckeyes have a good defense. Northwestern doesn’t have a ‘D.’ OSU 27-13.

INTANGIBLES

The environment certainly won’t be intimidating. The Buckeyes are still playing for a BCS bowl, including the Rose. That should mean something, shouldn’t it? Advantage: Ohio State

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

Matt McCoy

Jim Tressel is 1-4 after a bye week, including three losses in a row. That can’t continue; can it? OSU 27-13.

Dave Purdy

The Buckeyes do not have a great record after bye weeks, and they often play down to their competition. But again, that doesn’t necessarily equal a loss. It just means another ugly win. And I’ll take it! OSU 24-17.

Joel Riley

I always enjoy “Mildcats Week”…their cheers are more than mono-syllabic and their cheerleaders are brainy babes. Higher GPA doesn’t mean squat on the gridiron, so the Bucks win another Big Ten game. OSU 42-17.

THE WAY WE SEE IT

Being a nooner kickoff, this offers a chance to take a day off from the sauce and do something constructive. It should be a workmanlike Buckeye victory. But if the Bucks play like they’ve been into the sauce themselves. . .

OHIO STATE 27-13

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P r ese n t s The ohio co l l e g e sco r e b o a r d S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

BALDWIN-WALLACE (4-4) @Franklin..................................35-42 Bye John Carroll...............................21-17 @Marietta..................................45-16 Mount Union...............................3-48 @Otterbein................................28-42 @Muskingum..............................42-7 Heidelberg........................ 34-37 (OT) Ohio Northern..............................10-7 @Wilmington...................................... Capital................................................

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

CAPITAL (5-3) Adrian........................................34-14 Bye @Heidelberg..............................38-17 Wilmington................................48-28 Marietta.......................................38-6 @Mount Union............................7-49 @John Carroll..............................3-13 Otterbein......................................9-38 Muskingum...............................42-10 @Ohio Northern................................. @Baldwin-Wallace..............................

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

HEIDELBERG (2-6) Westminster..............................62-27 Bye Capital.......................................17-38 @John Carroll............................15-17 Otterbein....................................14-52 Ohio Northern..............................0-41 @Mount Union............................0-49 @Baldwin-Wallace............ 37-34 (OT) Wilmington................................20-23 @Marietta........................................... @Muskingum.....................................

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JOHN CARROLL (5-3) @Thomas More.........................41-14 Bye @Baldwin-Wallace.....................17-21 Heidelberg.................................17-15 Wilmington................................31-17 @Marietta....................................31-6 Capital.........................................13-3

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OAC PREVIEW

JOHN CARROLL (cont.) O-25 Ohio Northern............................14-21 N-1 @Mount Union............................7-41 N-8 @Muskingum..................................... N-15 Otterbein............................................. S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

MARIETTA (2-6) @Thiel.......................................21-18 Bye @Wilmington...............................7-34 Baldwin-Wallace........................16-45 @Capital......................................6-38 John Carroll.................................6-31 @Ohio Northern..........................0-28 Muskingum...............................30-22 @Otterbein..................................0-55 Heidelberg.......................................... Mount Union...................................... MOUNT UNION (8-0) St. John Fisher............................33-3 Bye Ohio Northern..............................44-7 @Muskingum............................51-13 @Baldwin-Wallace.......................48-3 Capital.........................................49-7 Heidelberg...................................49-0 @Wilmington...............................55-0 John Carroll.................................41-7 @Otterbein......................................... @Marietta........................................... MUSKINGUM (2-6) Defiance.....................................35-10 Bye @Otterbein..................................7-48 Mount Union.............................13-51 @Ohio Northern........................35-21 @Wilmington.............................20-22 Baldwin-Wallace..........................7-42 @Marietta..................................22-30 @Capital....................................10-42 John Carroll........................................ Heidelberg..........................................

Mount Union Purple Raiders at Otterbein Cardinals S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

OHIO NORTHERN (3-5) Bye @North Central............................3-20 @Mount Union............................7-44 Otterbein......................................7-37 Muskingum...............................21-35 @Heidelberg................................41-0 Marietta.......................................28-0 @John Carroll............................21-14 @Baldwin-Wallace.......................7-10 Capital................................................ Wilmington......................................... OTTERBEIN (8-0) Bethany.....................................40-17 Bye Muskingum.................................48-7 @Ohio Northern..........................37-7 @Heidelberg..............................52-14 Baldwin-Wallace........................42-28 Wilmington................................30-14 @Capital......................................38-9 Marietta.......................................55-0 Mount Union...................................... @John Carroll..................................... WILMINGTON (3-5) @Mount St. Joseph......................7-21 Bye Marietta........................................34-7 @Capital.....................................28-48 @John Carroll.............................17-31 Muskingum................................22-20 @Otterbein.................................14-30 Mount Union................................0-55 @Heidelberg...............................23-20 Baldwin-Wallace.................................. @Ohio Northern..................................

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OAC Title Is On The Line

It is on! The Mount Union Purple Raiders and the Otterbein Cardinals square off in what is unquestionably the conference’s game of the year, ultimately determining who’ll be king of the OAC at season’s end. Mount Union (8-0, 7-0), which has won 16 consecutive OAC crowns, was business as usual last week in smashing John Carroll, 41-7. Otterbein (8-0, 7-0), meanwhile, manhandled Marietta, 55-0. The Cardinals have now set a school record for most wins in a season as they prepare to host the Purple Raiders. Tickets go on sale Thursday from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at Otterbein’s Memorial Stadium ticket office. One suggestion: Get in line right now and bring This Week In Football with you to read while waiting in line!

PREDICTION: Mount Union 35-24 OAC featured PLAYER of the week

Cecil Shorts III Mount Union Purple Raiders

Position: Wide Receiver Ht: 6-0, Wt: 180 Grade: Junior Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Noteworthy: Shorts leads Mount Union with 45 catches for 936 yards and 16 touchdowns. He averages an outstanding 20.8 yards per reception and churns in 117 receiving yards per game. Shorts has also rushed for a TD this season and returns punts as well.

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PANTHER PREVIEW

Urbana Blue Knights at Ohio Dominican Panthers

A Panther Win Streak! The Ohio Dominican Panthers mowed through the Mid-State Mideast League a year ago en route to a 10-0 regular season record. But fortunes haven’t been as great for ODU this year. Heading into last week, ODU’s best stretch thus far was a two-game win streak following opening season wins over Marian College and Campbellsville. But here again are the Panthers, who’ve put together their second two-game win streak after squeaking by Walsh, 24-22, last week.

PREDICTION: ODU 38-10 featured pANTHER of the week OHIO DOMINICAN (5-3) A-30 @Marian College... 70-7 S-6 Bye S-13 @Campbellsville.. 50-14 S-20 Wisc.-Oshkosh.... 16-17 S-27 McKendree............ 59-0 O-4 @St. Francis.......... 0-35 O-11 St. Xavier............ 14-17 O-18 Bye O-25 Taylor.................... 24-6 N-1 @Walsh............... 24-22 N-8 Urbana.......................... N-15 @Malone.......................

Austin AddingtonStrapp Linebacker

Ht: 6-1, Wt: 225 Grade: Senior Hometown: Gahanna, Ohio Noteworthy: AddingtonStrapp has racked up 58 tackles, four tackles for a loss and a team-best 3 sacks through ODU’s first eight games. He played in 10 games last year and was named to the Mid-States Football Association Scholar Athlete Team.

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

ALLEGHENY (3-5) @Juniata...................................34-18 @Westminster..............................2-6 Bye Oberlin......................................24-13 @Wabash...................................7-48 Carnegie Mellon........................14-41 @Dennison...............................10-13 Kenyon.....................................27-22 @Wooster.................................21-35 Wittenberg......................................... Ohio Wesleyan................................... DENISON (4-4) @Kalamazoo.............................49-27 Wabash....................................27-41 Bye Wooster....................................10-21 @Case Western Reserve..........14-45 @Hiram....................................31-13 Allegheny..................................13-10 Chicago....................................26-14 @Wittenberg...............................0-23 Kenyon.............................................. @Earlham.......................................... EARLHAM (3-5) @Rose-Hulman........................35-42 @Manchester.............................7-40 Anderson..................................14-47 Bye @Wooster.................................14-16 @Wittenberg.............................13-45 Hiram........................................49-41 @Oberlin...................................56-23 @Kenyon..................................49-42 Ohio Wesleyan................................... Denison.............................................

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

HIRAM (2-6) @Gallaudet.......................20-14 (OT) Bye @Kenyon .................................45-39 @Carnegie Mellon......................6-41 Wittenberg..................................7-44 Denison....................................13-31 @Earlham.................................41-49 Case Western Reserve..............14-50 @Ohio Wesleyan........................7-31 Wabash............................................. Oberlin............................................... KENYON (1-8) Case Western Reserve..............27-62 @University of Chicago............39-36 Hiram........................................39-45 Wabash....................................13-55 @Carnegie Mellon....................12-23 @Ohio Wesleyan........................8-24 Oberlin......................................28-31 @Allegheny...............................22-27 Earlham....................................42-49 @Denison.......................................... OBERLIN (2-6) Washington and Jefferson........35-49 Bye Case Western Reserve..............21-48 @Allegheny...............................13-24 Ohio Wesleyan..........................28-15 @University of Chicago..............7-33 @Kenyon..................................31-28 Earlham....................................23-56 @Wabash...................................7-60 Wooster............................................. @Hiram.............................................

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OHIO WESLEYAN (2-6) Carnegie Mellon..........................7-35 Bye @Wooster...................................2-20 Wittenberg..................................0-32 @Oberlin...................................15-28 Kenyon.......................................24-8 Case Western Reserve................7-35 @Washington.............................3-24 Hiram..........................................31-7 @Earlham.......................................... @Allegheny........................................

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WABASH (8-0) Bye @Denison.................................41-27 University of Chicago.................49-7 @Kenyon..................................55-13 Allegheny....................................48-7 @Washington...........................37-12 @Wittenberg.............................13-10 Wooster....................................45-24 Oberlin........................................60-7 @Hiram............................................. DePauw.............................................

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WITTENBERG (6-2) Olivet........................................22-10 Bye Washington..............................20-30 @Ohio Wesleyan........................32-0 @Hiram......................................44-7 Earlham....................................45-13 Wabash....................................10-13 @Carnegie Mellon....................21-14 Denison......................................23-0 @Allegheny........................................ @Wooster..........................................

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WOOSTER (6-2) @Waynesburg............................27-6 Bye Ohio Wesleyan............................20-2 @Denison.................................21-10 Earlham....................................16-14 @Case Western Reserve............7-28 Washington .............................38-13 @Wabash.................................24-45 Allegheny..................................35-21 @Oberlin............................................ Wittenberg.........................................

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High School Scoreboard NORTHEAST OHIO

O-9 Lake Catholic . . . . . . . . . . 7-21 DIVISION I MENTOR (8-2) BRECKSVILLE-B’VIEW HTS. (7-3) A-22 Cardinal Mooney . . . . . . 34-20 O-17 @Padua Franciscan . . . . 10-20

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

@North Royalton . . . . . . 35-20 Glen Oak . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-27 Brunswick . . . . . . . 37-38 (OT) Avon Lake . . . . . . . . . . . . 11-6 @Midpark . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 Berea . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 @Olmsted Falls . . . . . . . 35-21 North Olmsted . . . . . . . . . 14-0 @Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 @Westlake . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-8

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-2 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Mansfield Senior . . . . . 51-35 @Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-14 @Breck-B’view Hts. 38-37 (OT) Nordonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-7 @Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . 38-7 Elyria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-14 Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-17 @Strongsville. . . . . . . . . 20-25 Lakewood. . . . . . . . . . . . 49-17 @Medina . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7

BRUNSWICK (9-1)

CANTON MCKINLEY (6-4)

A-23 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-4 O-10 O-17 O-25 A-23 A-30 S-5 S-11 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-24

Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-24 vs. Indi. Cathedral (Ind.) 13-34 Uniontown Lake . . . . . . . 24-17 @Austintown-Fitch. . . . . 30-20 Massillon Jackson . . . . . 37-13 @Glenoak. . . . . . . . . . . . 24-19 Massillon Perry . . . . . . . 38-10 Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-30 @Boardman . . . . . . . . . . 21-20 @Massillon Washington . 0-17

EUCLID (7-3)

@Lake Catholic . . . . . . . 35-18 @St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . 7-37 Willoughby South . . . . . 27-13 Bedford . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 Eastlake North . . . . . . . . . 13-0 @Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-29 Cleveland Heights . . . . . . 34-7 @Shaker Heights . . . . . . 24-21 Maple Heights . . . . . . . . . 17-0 @Shaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23-34

GLENOAK (8-2)

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

Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 @Brecksville-B’view Hts. 27-14 @Green . . . . . . . . 27-24 (2OT) @Massillon Jackson . . . 31-14 Austintown-Fitch . . . . . . . 27-0 Canton McKinley . . . . . . 19-24 @Uniontown Lake . . . . . 28-14 Boardman . . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 @Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-14 Massillon Perry . . . . . . . . . 9-6

A-23 S-1 S-6 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-9 O-18 O-24

@St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . 20-17 vs. T. Jefferson (Pa.) . . . 34-13 @Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . . 31-0 @Cleveland South . . . . . . 19-0 @Lincoln West . . . . . . . . . 40-0 John Adams . . . . . . . . . . . 37-6 John Marshall . . . . . . . . . 30-6 Collinwood . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-0 East Technical . . . . . . . . . 47-0 Cleveland East . . . . . . . . . 41-0

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

Wash. Dunbar (D.C.) . . . 41-22 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-22 Wilson Sec (Ontario) . . . 48-17 @Massillon Perry. . . . . . . 21-0 Uniontown Lake . . . . . . . . 27-7 Boardman . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-9 @Austintown-Fitch. 45-42 (OT) @Canton McKinley. . . . . 30-20 Glenoak . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-10 @Massillon Jackson . . . . 26-7

GLENVILLE (10-0)

HOOVER (9-1)

A-28 S-5 S-13 S-20 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Strongsville. . . . . . . . . 27-30 Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-24 @St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . 14-28 Archbishop Moeller . . . . 34-26 Euclid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-7 Shaker Heights. . . . . . . . . 51-0 @Maple Heights . . . . . . . 42-33 Massillon Washington . . 25-17 @Cleveland Heights . . . . . 35-8

NORDONIA (7-3)

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

Tallmadge. . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 Wadsworth. . . . . . . . . . . 24-14 @Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-3 @Brunswick . . . . . . . . . . . 7-30 Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . . . 17-13 @Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . . 45-14 @Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17 Stow-Munroe Falls . . . . . 24-12 Mayfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-28 @Garfield Heights . . . . . 32-12

A-23 A-30 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-11 O-18 O-25

Strongsville . . . . . . . . . . 37-36 Euclid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-7 Woodson (D.C.) . . . . . . . . 33-0 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-7 @Elder . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-52 Benedictine . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7 @Erie Cath Prep (Pa.) . . 33-20 St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 @Archbishop Moeller. . . 29-33 @St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . 12-34

A-23 A-29 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-26 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25

Glenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-20 @Northmont . . . . . . . . . . 23-3 @Buffalo Canisius (N.Y.) . 40-0 Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-14 Athol Springs St. Francis 49-14 @Massillon Washington . 49-7 Warren G. Harding . . . . . . 49-7 La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-0 @St. Xavier . . . . . . . . . . 19-16 St. Edward . . . . . . . . . . . 34-12

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

@Elyria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-34 Midview . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-12 @Vermilion . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7 @Olmsted Falls . . . . . . . 13-12 North Olmsted . . . . . . . . 15-12 Westlake . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-19 @Berea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-14 Midpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-19 Brecksville-B’view Hts.. . . 7-21 @Avon Lake . . . . . . . . . . 13-33

A-23 A-28 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@St. Edward . . . . . . . . . 36-37 Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-27 Toledo St. John . . . . . . . . 34-6 @Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Valley Forge . . . . . . . . . . 45-12 @Medina . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-7 @Lakewood . . . . . . . . . . . 22-9 Brunswick . . . . . . . . . . . 25-20 @Elyria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-27 Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-0

A-21 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-25 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

ST. EDWARD (6-4)

ST. IGNATIUS (9-1)

STEELE (8-2)

STRONGSVILLE (9-1)

TWINSBURG (8-2)

@Glenoak. . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-0 Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-6 Stow-Munroe Falls . . . . . . 21-7 @Nordonia . . . . . . . . . . . 13-17 @North Royalton . . . . . . 28-14 Valley Forge . . . . . . . . . . 33-17 @Parma . . . . . . . . . 56-55 (OT) Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . 35-17 @Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7

WILLOUGBY SOUTH (8-2)

MASSILLON WASHINGTON (6-4) A-22 Bishop Watterson . . . . . 29-23

A-22 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-25

Buchtel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-29 vs. Jordan (Utah) . . . . . . 24-27 Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . 45-14 @Ursuline . . . . . . . . . . . 13-23 Akron Garfield . . . . . . . . . 34-0 St. Ignatius . . . . . . . . . . . 7-49 Brantford (Canada) . . . . . 69-7 @Warren G. Harding . . . . 30-7 @Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-25 Canton McKinley . . . . . . . 17-0

A-29 S-5 S-12 S-20 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

DIVISION II ARCHBISHOP HOBAN (6-4)

A-21 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3

22

Mayfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-26 @Euclid . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-27 University School . . . . . . 41-38 @Villa Angela-St. Joseph57-49 Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-17 @Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-7 @Eastlake North. . . . . . . 53-35 @PainesvilleRiverside . . 61-14 Chardon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-9

Akron Garfield . . . . . . . . 27-26 @Walsh Jesuit . . . . . . . . 38-21 Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-28 @St. Vincent-St. Mary . . 12-20 Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63-0 Holy Name . . . . . . . . . . . 38-33 @Elyria Catholic . . . . . . . 38-28

O-24 N.D.-Cathedral Latin. . . . 24-14

AVON LAKE (8-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-18 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Maple Heights . . . . . . . 38-26 Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-38 @Elyria. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-22 @Brecksville-Broad. Hts . 6-11 Olmsted Falls . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 @North Olmsted . . . . . . . 12-6 Midpark . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-30 @Berea . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-25 Westlake . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-14 Steele . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-13

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

@Buckeye . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-6 @Fairview . . . . . . . . . . . 38-21 Southview . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7 Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-13 @Copley. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-7 Tallmadge. . . . . . . . . . . . 21-20 @Revere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-13 @Barberton . . . . . . . . . . 10-24 Wadsworth. . . . . . . . . . . . 14-0 Medina Highland . . . . . . 20-14

A-21 A-30 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-7 vs. Woodland Hills (Pa.) . 6-27 @Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 @Canfield. . . . . . . . . . . . 14-20 Chaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 Beaver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-0 @Poland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-7 Niles McKinley . . . . . . . . . 23-8 @Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-17 Warren JFK . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7

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

CLOVERLEAF (8-2)

HOWLAND (7-3)

LEXINGTON (10-0)

Mount Vernon . . . . . . . . . 49-7 Shelby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-14 @Willard . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-16 @Mansfield Senior . . . . . . 33-7 Orrville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-20 @Clear Fork . . . . . . . . . . 41-21 @Wooster . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 Mansfield Madison. . . . . 48-15 West Holmes . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 @Ashland. . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-9

LOUISVILLE (10-0)

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

Ravenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-15 @Hoover . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-0 @Archbishop Hoban . . . . 28-3 @Canal Fulton NW . . . . . . 33-7 West Branch . . . . . . . . . 45-28 @Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . 55-13 Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 @Marlington . . . . . . . . . 49-22 Canton South . . . . . . . . . . 18-6 Minerva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0

A-21 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-16 O-24

@Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . 0-14 Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-44 @Harvey . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-28 @Ashtabula Edgewood . . 34-3 @Willoughby South . . . . 17-28 @Chardon . . . . . . . . . . . 28-10 Lakeside . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-14 Eastlake North . . . . . . . . 41-14 Painesville Riverside . . . . 28-7

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

MADISON (7-3)

MAYFIELD (9-1)

Bedford . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-13 @Willoughby South . . . . 26-20 @Olmsted Falls . . . . . . . 14-21 Solon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-0 @Brush . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-0 Garfield Heights . . . . . . . . 31-0 @Stow-Munroe Falls . . . . 31-0 Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . . . . . 35-0 @Nordonia . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 Hudson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-6

MEDINA HIGHLAND (9-1)

Rocky River . . . . . . . . . . 40-15 Buckeye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-7 Brookside . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48-7 @Tallmadge . . . . . . . . . . . . 3-2 Revere . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 @Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37-7 Barberton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-8 @Wadsworth . . . . . . . . . 24-21 Copley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-14 @Cloverleaf . . . . . . . . . . 14-20

ROOSEVELT (8-2)

Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 @Stow-Munroe Falls . . . . 0-14 Barberton . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-28 @Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-7

Division I

Region 3 (1) Hilliard Davidson (9-1) (8) Grove City (6-4)

Hilliard Davidson (38-7)

(4) Columbus Brookhaven (9-1) (5) Worhington Kilbourne (8-2)

Kilbourne

Strongsville (35-28)

(2) Upper Arlington (9-1) (7) Marysville (7-3)

Upper Arlington (28-16)

(3) Mentor (8-2) (6) Willoughby South (8-2)

Mentor

(3) Pickerington Central (10-0) (6) Delaware Hayes (7-3)

P’ton Central (38-21)

Region 2 (1) North Canton Hoover (9-1) (8) Massillon Washington (6-4)

Hoover (14-7)

Region 4 (1) Cincinnati Colerain (9-1) (8) Cin. Archbishop Moeller (6-4)

Colerain (17-10)

(4) Twinsburg (8-2) (5) Amherst Steele (8-2)

Twinsburg

(4) Huber Heights Wayne (7-3) (5) Cincinnati Woodward (10-0)

Wayne (52-0)

(2) Canton GlenOak (8-2) (7) Canton McKinley (6-4)

GlenOak (14-7)

(2) Clayton Northmont (9-1) (7) Kettering Fairmont (7-3)

Northmont (28-27)

(3) Brunswick (9-1) (6) Macedonia Nordonia (7-3)

Brunswick

(3) Cincinnati Elder (9-1) (6) Centerville (7-3)

Elder (52-27)

Region 1 (1) Cleveland St. Ignatius (9-1) (8) Lakewood St. Edward (6-4)

St. Ignatius (37-0)

(4) Cleveland Glenville (10-0) (5) Brecksville-Broadview Hts. (7-3)

Glenville

(2) Strongsville (9-1) (7) Euclid (7-3)

(35-8)

(31-2)

(20-11)

(14-0)

Division II

Region 7 (1) Col. St. Francis DeSales (10-0) (8) Col. Bishop Watterson (5-5)

(14-6)

Region 5 (1) Mayfield (9-1) (8) Kent Roosevelt (8-2)

Mayfield (27-7)

(4) Warren Howland (7-3) (5) Akron Archbishop Hoban (6-4)

Hoban (21-10)

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

Marion-Franklin (34-28 OT)

(2) East Cleveland Shaw (9-0) (7) Madison (7-3)

Madison (35-0)

(2) Louisville (10-0) (7) Columbus Independence (7-3)

Louisville (60-24)

(3) Parma Padua Franciscan (8-2) (6) Tallmadge (7-3)

Tallmadge

(3) Logan (10-0) (6) Dublin Jerome (6-4)

Logan (23-7)

Region 6 (1) Toledo Central Catholic (10-0) (8) Powell Olentangy Liberty (7-3)

Liberty (34-7)

(4) Medina Highland (9-1) (5) Avon Lake (8-2)

Highland (35-23)

(4) Cincinnati Turpin (9-1) (5) Kings Mills Kings (7-3)

(2) Sylvania Southview (10-0) (7) Lewis Center Olentangy (7-3)

Southview (28-14)

(2) New Carlisle Tecumseh (10-0) Tecumseh (44-21) (7) Mount Orab Western Brown (10-0)

(3) Lexington (10-0) (6) Lodi Cloverleaf (8-2)

Lexington

(3) Cincinnati Anderson (8-2) (6) Trenton Edgewood (8-2)

Anderson

Walsh Jesuit (24-21)

Region 11 (1) Dover (9-1) (8) New Philadelphia (8-2)

Dover (45-0)

(4) Youngstown Liberty (8-2) (5) Chagrin Falls (7-3)

Chagrin Falls (21-0)

(4) Canton South (7-3) (5) Canal Fulton Northwest (8-2)

Canton South (20-7)

(2) Aurora (8-2) (7) Chardon ND-CL (5-5)

Aurora (30-14)

(2) Newark Licking Valley (9-1) (7) Rayland Buckeye Local (7-3)

Licking Valley (37-6)

(3) Hubbard (8-2) (6) Ravenna (7-3)

Hubbard

(3) Poland Seminary (8-2) (6) Granville (8-2)

Poland Semin (27-24)

Region 12 (1) Thornville Sheridan (10-0) (8) Franklin (6-4)

Sheridan (33-7)

(24-17)

Region 8 (1) Cincinnati Winton Woods (9-1) (8) Dayton Dunbar (8-2)

(28-14)

Division III

Region 9 (1) Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (7-2) (8) Mogadore Field (8-2)

Region 10 (1) Avon (10-0) (8) Defiance (8-2)

(40-12)

Avon (7-0)

DeSales (20-17)

Winton Woods (58-12) Kings (27-24)

(4) Columbus Eastmoor Academy (9-1) Eastmoor (5) Germantown Valley View (7-3)

(55-7)

(4) Bellevue (8-2) (5) Tiffin Columbian (8-2)

Columbian

(2) Clyde (9-1) (7) Sunbury Big Walnut (8-2)

Big Walnut (18-17)

(2) Circleville Logan Elm (10-0) (7) Bexley (7-3)

Logan Elm (21-14)

(3) Tipp City Tippecanoe (9-1) (6) St. Mary’s Memorial (8-2)

St. Mary’s

(3) Chillicothe (7-3) (6) Canal Winchester (9-1)

Chillicothe

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

Coventry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-6 @Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . 42-0 Ravenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-12 @Akron Springfield . . . . 48-21 Crestwood . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 @Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . 19-13

A-22 A-30 S-6 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3

SHAW (9-0)

@Collinwood . . . . . . . . . . 46-0 Cleveland JFK. . . . . . . . . . 46-6 @Cleveland Heights . . . . 35-13 @Villa Angela-St. Jos. . . . 13-7 Bye Admiral King . . . . . . . . . 52-14 Bedford . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-27

(21-18)

(21-14)

O-11 @Southview . . . . . . . . . . 42-12 O-18 @Warrensville Heights . . 22-21 O-24 Euclid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-23

TALLMADGE (7-3)

A-22 @Nordonia . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-28 A-29 Ellet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 S-5 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-21

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

Medina Highland . . . . . . . . 2-3 @Barberton . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 @Cloverleaf . . . . . . . . . . 20-21 Wadsworth. . . . . . . . . . . . 21-7 Copley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 @Revere. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-7 Green . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-14

PADUA FRANCISCAN (8-2)

A-22 A-29 S-6 S-12 S-19 S-27 O-3

West Geauga . . . . . . . . . 26-19 @North Olmsted . . . . . . . 40-0 @Wayne . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-21 Warrensville Heights . . . . 55-6 @Walsh Jesuit . . . . . . . . 10-14 @Lake Catholic . . . . . . . 35-28 Notre Dame-Cath Latin . 38-14

(48-19)

(13-7)

O-11 @Villa Angela-St. Joseph . 35-7 O-17 Archbishop Hoban . . . . . 20-10 O-25 Holy Name . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0

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N.D.-CATHEDRAL LATIN (5-5)

Division IV

Region 13 (1) Steubenville (10-0) (8) Coshocton (9-1)

Steubenville (61-29)

(4) Youngstown Cardinal Mooney (8-2) Mooney (5) Cuy. Va. Christian Academy (9-1)

(14-6)

Region 15 (1) Martins Ferry (9-1) (8) Columbus Bishop Hartley (6-3)

Martins Ferry (20-6)

(4) Belmont Union Local (9-1) (5) St. Clairsville (7-3)

Union Local

(25-6)

(2) Massillon Tuslaw (9-1) (7) Leavittsburg LaBrae (9-1)

Tuslaw (28-0)

(2) New Lexington (9-1) (7) Pomeroy Meigs (8-2)

New Lexington (42-14)

(3) Perry (9-1) (6) Wooster Triway (8-2)

Perry (41-7)

(3) Ironton (7-3) (6) Williamsport Westfall (8-2)

Ironton

Region 14 (1) Fostoria (9-1) (8) Sparta Highland (6-4)

Fostoria (33-12)

(4) Genoa Area (10-0) (5) Huron (8-2)

Genoa Area

(2) Lorain Clearview (10-0) (7) Ottawa-Glandorf (6-4) (3) Marion Pleasant (9-1) (6) Pemberville Eastwood (8-2)

(4) Plain City Jonathan Alder (8-2) (5) Dayton Oakwood (7-3)

Oakwood

Ottawa-Glandorf (56-12)

(2) Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-0) (7) Hamilton Badin (7-3)

Badin (33-27 OT)

Pleasant

(3) Brookville (10-0) (6) Kettering Archbishiop Alter (8-2)

Alter (35-7)

Region 19 (1) Portsmouth West (10-0) (8) West Lafayette Ridgewood (8-2)

Portsmouth West (26-7)

(47-21)

(20-7)

Ursuline (27-7)

(12-10)

(4) Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (9-1) Gilmour (48-21) (5) Creston Norwayne (8-2)

(4) Johnstown-Monroe (8-2) (5) Columbus Bishop Ready (6-2)

Bishop Ready (21-17)

(2) Columbiana Crestview (9-1) (7) Apple Creek Waynedale (8-2)

Crestview (41-12)

(2) Wheelersburg (9-1) (7) Minford (8-2)

Wheelersburg (14-6)

(3) Kirland (10-0) (6) North Lima South Range (8-2)

Kirland (63-7)

(3) Nelsonville-York (8-2) (6) Baltimore Liberty Union (9-1)

Liberty Union (15-14)

Patrick Henry (38-7)

Region 20 (1) Cin. Hills Christian Academy (10-0) Cin. Hills (43-21) (8) Lees Creek East Clinton (7-3)

(4) Sherwood Fairview (9-1) (5) Bucyrus Wynford (10-0)

Wynford

(4) West Jefferson (8-2) (5) Casstown Miami East (9-1)

West Jeff.

(2) Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-0) (7) Delphos Jefferson (9-1)

Liberty-Benton (34-0)

(2) Anna (9-1) (7) Maria Stein Marion Local (8-2)

Marion Local (13-3)

(3) Liberty Center (9-1) (6) Archbold (8-2)

Archbold

(3) Waynesville (8-2) (6) West Liberty-Salem (9-1)

Waynesville

Region 18 (1) Hamler Patrick Henry (10-0) (8) Ashland Crestview (9-1)

(40-34)

(26-6)

Division VI

(34-9)

Mogadore

(4) Glouster Trimble (8-2) (5) Caldwell (8-2)

Trimble (26-7)

(2) Norwalk St. Paul (10-0) (7) East Canton (7-3)

St. Paul (56-7)

(2) Malvern (10-0) (7) Bridgeport (6-4)

Malvern (49-14)

(3) Shadyside (8-2) (6) Beallsville (9-1)

Shadyside

(14-3)

Region 22 (1) Ada (10-0) (8) West Unity Hilltop (8-2)

Ada (56-8)

Region 24 (1) Mechanicsburg (10-0) (8) Hamilton New Miami (7-3)

Mechanicsburg (42-0)

(4) Pandora-Gilboa (9-1) (5) Mt. Blanchard Riverdale (8-2)

Pandora-Gilboa (49-0)

(4) Covington (8-2) (5) Lockland (7-3)

Covington

(2) Carey (9-1) (7) McComb (7-3)

Carey (35-28)

(2) Sidney Lehman Catholic (8-1) (7) Ansonia (7-3)

Lehman Catholic (42-7)

(3) Delphos St. John’s (8-2) (6) Arlington (7-3)

St. John’s

DIVISION III

AURORA (8-2)

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

Avon. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-27 @Crestwood . . . . . . . . . 40-14 @Twinsburg . . . . . . . . . . . 6-27 Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-24 Beachwood . . . . . . . . . . 46-12 @Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-0 West Geauga . . . . . . . . . . 27-7 @Chagrin Falls . . . . . . . . 49-27 Pepper Pike Orange . . . . . 35-6 @Wickliffe . . . . . . . . . . . 47-19

A-21 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3

@Aurora. . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-24 Wellington . . . . . . . . . . . 41-13 @Columbia . . . . . . . . . . . 42-6 @Fairview Park Fair . . . . 43-12 Rocky River . . . . . . . . . . 41-16 @Vermilion . . . . . . . . . . 41-18 Midview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51-8

AVON (10-0)

O-10 Firelands . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-20 O-17 @North Ridgeville . . . . . . 42-7 O-24 Bay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-6 A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

BELLEVUE (8-2)

Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-16 Ashland . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-20 Clyde . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-20 @Fostoria. . . . . . . . . . . . 14-38 Upper Sandusky. . . . . . . . 48-7 @Norwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . 62-7 @Galion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-21 Shelby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60-14 @Willard . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-27 Columbian . . . . . . . . . . . 14-26

CANAL FULTON NORTHWEST (8-2)

A-22 Orrville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-13 A-29 Firestone . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-24 S-5 @Chardon . . . . . . . . . . . 37-16

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

Louisville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-33 @Canton South . . . . . . . 17-14 @Minerva. . . . . . . . . . . . 33-27 Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-27 @West Branch . . . . . . . . 42-33 Marlington . . . . . . . . . . . 19-21 Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15-14

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

@Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-17 Canfield . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-6 @Ravenna . . . . . . . . . . . 28-31 Minerva . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-6 Canal Fulton NW . . . . . . 14-17 @West Branch . . . . . . . . 35-10 Marlington . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-7 @Alliance . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 @Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . . 6-18 Carrollton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-7

CANTON SOUTH (7-3)

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(56-12)

(3) Portsmouth Sciotoville Comm. (9-1)Springfield CC (28-19) (6) Springfield Catholic Central (7-3)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

CHAGRIN FALLS (7-3)

Woodridge . . . . . . . . . . . 27-21 @NDCL . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-33 @Berkshire. . . . . . . . . . . . 24-0 West Geauga . . . . . . . . . . 22-0 Pepper Pike Orange . . . . 42-13 @Beachwood . . . . . . . . . . 49-0 Wickliffe . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-14 Aurora . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-49 @Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . . 25-0 @Perry . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-27

DOVER (9-1)

A0-21 Canton South . . . . . . . . . 17-26 A-29 @Avon Lake . . . . . . . . . . 38-35 S-5 Canton Central Catholic . 48-12 S-12 @Warsaw Riverview . . . . 42-7 S-19 Coshocton . . . . . . . . . . . 53-14 S-26 Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . 69-7 O-3 @Claymont . . . . . . . . . . . 61-0

@Louisville. . . . . . . . . . . 15-29 @Streetsboro . . . . . . . . . . 34-7 Canton South . . . . . . . . . 31-28 @Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-24 Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-34 Crestwood . . . . . . . . . . . 41-25 @Roosevelt . . . . . . . . . . 12-19 Coventry. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-0 @Field . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-38 @Akron Springfield . . . . 25-12

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-18 O-24

@Licking Valley . . . . . . . 48-14 Archbishop Hoban . . . . . 21-38 @Cuyahoga Falls . . . . . . . 35-7 Lake Catholic . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 Padua Franciscan . . . . . . 14-10 Bye @St. Vincent-St. Mary . . . 6-10 Benedictine . . . . . . . . . . 35-21 Buffalo Canisius (N.Y.) . . 49-14 @Warren G. Harding . . . . 21-9

RAVENNA (7-3)

WALSH JESUIT (7-2)

@Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-34 vs. Covington Catholic (Ky.). . .

Elyria Catholic . . . . . . . . 59-14 @Warren G. Harding . . . . 17-0 @Lake Catholic . . . . . . . 35-14 Buffalo (N.Y.) . . . . . . . . . . 13-0 Benedictine . . . . . . . . . . 31-14 St. Vincent-St. Mary. . . . . 33-7 @Ursuline . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Bishop Watterson . . . . . . 28-0

CUYAHOGA VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (8-2)

(4) Mogadore (9-1) (5) Leetonia (8-2)

(24-7)

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

A-22 A-30 57-0 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-25

(20-7)

Region 23 (1) Hannibal River (10-0) Hannibal River (38-7) (8) Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (6-4)

(21-7)

Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-14 Normandy . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-3 @Beaver. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-8 @Lakeview . . . . . . . . . . . . 26-0 Niles McKinley . . . . . . . . . 36-8 Chaney . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 Howland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-10 Steubenville . . . . . . . . . . 20-39 @Olentangy Orange . . . . . 28-7 @Canfield . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7

DIVISION IV

Hopewell-Loudon (41-14)

(3) McDonald (10-0) McDonald (6) Berlin Center Western Reserve (8-2)

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

CARDINAL MOONEY (8-2)

Region 21 (1) Bascom Hopewell-Loudon (10-0) (8) Columbiana (7-3)

(30-14)

@Benedictine . . . . . . . . . 14-35 Chagrin Falls . . . . . . . . . 33-27 @University School . . . . 21-13 @New Albany. . . . . . . . . 13-35 Bedford . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Trinity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-10 @Padua Franciscan . . . . 14-38 Holy Name . . . . . . . . . . . 20-19 Lake Catholic . . . . . . . . . 31-14 @Archbishop Hoban . . . 14-24

POLAND SEMINARY (8-2)

(41-31)

Region 16 (1) Coldwater (10-0) Coldwater (42-0) (8) Cincinnati North College Hill (7-3)

Division V

Region 17 (1) Youngstown Ursuline (10-0) (8) Cleveland Cuyahoga Heights (9-1)

A-22 A-29 S-6 S-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

O-10 @Meadowbrook . . . . . . . . 69-6 O-17 Greenville . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-20 O-24 @New Philadelphia . . . . . 30-7

FIELD (8-2)

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

Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-0 @Manchester . . . . . . . . . 20-55 @Rootstown . . . . . . . . . 54-21 Roosevelt . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-24 @Crestwood . . . . . . . . . 44-13 Akron Springfield . . . . . . . 28-7 Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-6 @Southeast . . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 Ravenna . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-18 @Coventry . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-7

A-21 A-30 S-5 S-12

@Poland Seminary . . . . 14-24 @Warren JFK . . . . . . . . . 35-30 Howland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-12

HUBBARD (7-3)

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

@Lakeview . . . . . . . . . . . 23-21 @Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . 36-14 Youngstown East . . . . . . . 21-6 @Liberty . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-33 Struthers . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-48 Niles McKinley . . . . . . . . . 28-0

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

@Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . 56-21 @Niles McKinley . . . . . . . 48-9 Campbell Memorial . . . . . 40-7 @Struthers. . . . . . . . . . . 32-14 Salem . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-7 Champion. . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 @Lakeview . . . . . . . . . . . 20-16 Hubbard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-28 Howland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-10 @Girard . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-36

LIBERTY (8-2)

O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . 48-21 Beachwood . . . . . . . . . . 55-20 @West Geauga. . . . . . . . 21-11 Chagrin Falls . . . . . . . . . 27-14

S-12 @Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . . . 21-12 S-19 West Salem Northwestern 14-7 S-26 @Rittman . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-7 O-3 @Waynedale . . . . . . . . . 31-21 O-10 Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-12 TRIWAY (8-2) O-17 @Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 A-22 West Holmes . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 O-24 Smithville . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-10 A-29 @Orrville . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-34 S-5 Waynedale . . . . . . . . . . . 15-12 GILMOUR ACADEMY (9-1) S-12 Akron Manchester . . . . . 26-13 A-23 LaBrae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 S-19 @Cuy. Va. Christian Acad.12-35 A-30 John Adams . . . . . . . . . . . 7-26 S-26 @Fairless . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-7 S-5 @Hawken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-7 O-3 @Indian Valley . . . . . . . . 57-14 S-13 Cleveland Central Catholic 21-0 O-10 Tuscarawas Valley . . . . . . 45-6 S-19 @Warrensville Heights . . . 41-6 O-17 @Tuslaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 S-26 @Conneaut . . . . . . . . . . 35-15 O-24 Timken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-0 O-4 Ashtabula Edgewood . . . . 49-8 O-10 @Jefferson Area. . . . . . . . 33-7 TUSLAW (9-1) O-18 Painesville Harvey . . . . . 56-13 A-22 @South Range . . . . . . . . 29-28 O-24 @Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 A-29 @Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-14 S-5 Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 DIVISION VI BERLIN CENTER WESTERN S-12 @Indian Valley . . . . . . . . . 27-7 S-19 Tuscarawas Valley . . . . . . 42-6 RESERVE (8-2) S-26 Cuy. Va. Christian Acad. . 18-13 A-22 @Mathews . . . . . . . . . . . 28-26 O-3 @Timken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-6 A-29 @Newcomerstown . . . . . . 49-0 O-10 @Akron Manchester. . . . 24-21 S-5 Chalker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-14 O-17 Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 S-12 Salineville Southern . . . . 30-21 O-24 Fairless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-6 S-19 @Wellsville. . . . . . . . . . . 27-24 S-26 @Jackson-Milton . . . . . . 56-26 DIVISION V O-3 McDonald. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47 ASHLAND CRESTVIEW (9-1) O-10 Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-40 A-22 West Salem Northwestern 29-0 O-17 @Lowellville . . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 A-29 Loudonville . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 O-24 Sebring McKinley . . . . . . 51-19 S-5 @Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 S-12 Mapleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 COLUMBIANA (7-3) S-20 @St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-47 A-23 @Steubenville Cath. Cent.27-13 S-26 @Monroeville . . . . . . . . . 41-14 A-29 Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19 O-3 @New London . . . . . . . . . 33-6 S-5 Struthers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 O-10 South Central . . . . . . . . . . 56-7 S-12 @Columbiana Crestview 12-10 O-17 Collins Western Reserve 48-24 S-19 @United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 O-24 @Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . 57-0 S-26 N. M. Springfield . . . . . . 24-27 O-3 Mineral Ridge. . . . . . . . . . 14-0 COLUMBIANA CRESTVIEW (9-1) O-10 @David Anderson . . . . . . 57-6 A-22 @Monroe Central . . . . . . 20-19 O-17 @South Range . . . . . . . . 30-34 A-29 @Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . 42-0 O-24 East Palestine. . . . . . . . . 39-13 S-5 @Oak Glen (W.Va.) . . . . 55-20 EAST CANTON (7-3) S-12 Columbiana . . . . . . . . . . 36-42 S-19 @East Palestine . . . . . . . 34-28 A-22 @Richmond Heights . . . . 7-41 S-26 South Range . . . . . . . . . 31-28 A-29 @Sandy Valley . . . . . . . . . 54-7 O-3 David Anderson . . . . . . . . 55-0 S-5 Malvern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-34 O-10 @Mineral Ridge . . . . . . . . 35-0 S-12 Garrettsville Garfield . . . . 13-2 O-17 @N. M. Springfield. . . . . . 41-7 S-19 @Rootstown . . . . . . . . . 47-25 O-24 United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-35 S-26 @Streetsboro . . . . . . . . . 35-55 O-3 Windham . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-12 CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS (9-1) O-10 @Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . 33-19 A-22 @Columbia . . . . . . . . . . 40-12 O-17 Woodridge . . . . . . . . . . . 53-36 A-29 Rhodes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-6 O-24 Mogadore. . . . . . . . . . . . 20-14 S-5 East Technical . . . . . . . . . 56-0 S-12 Kirtland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 LEETONIA (8-2) S-19 @Newbury . . . . . . . . . . . 34-28 A-21 David Anderson . . . . . . . 34-14 S-26 Hawken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-28 A-29 @Columbiana. . . . . . . . . . 19-6 O-3 @Fairport Harding . . . . . 47-25 S-5 Mathews . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-17 O-10 @Grand Valley . . . . . . . . 56-22 S-12 @Sebring McKinley . . . . 41-21 O-17 @Richmond Heights . . . 31-14 S-19 Salineville Southern . . . . . 34-6 O-24 Independence. . . . . . . . . . 34-7 S-26 Wellsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21 O-3 @Lowellville . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 URSULINE (10-0) O-10 @B. C. Western Reserve 40-34 A-22 East Technical . . . . . . . . . 48-6 O-17 McDonald. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-21 A-29 @Bethlehem (Pa.) . . . . . 44-21 O-24 @Jackson-Milton . . . . . . 20-14 S-6 @Lake Catholic . . . . . . . 53-14 S-12 Massillon Washington . . 23-13 MCDONALD (10-0) S-19 Chardon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 A-22 @Youngstown Christian. 43-20 S-26 Warren G. Harding . . . . . . 33-7 A-29 Windham . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-21 O-3 @Canton Central Catholic 42-7 S-5 Mineral Ridge. . . . . . . . . . 25-0 O-9 Buchtel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-6 S-12 @Wellsville. . . . . . . . . . . 41-19 O-17 Cardinal Mooney . . . . . . . 10-7 S-19 Jackson-Milton . . . . . . . 61-30 O-24 St. Vincent-St. Mary. . . . . 34-7 S-26 @Sebring McKinley . . . . . 69-0 O-3 @B. C. Western Reserve . 47-6 WAYNEDALE (8-2) O-10 Salineville Southern . . . . 21-20 A-22 @Tuscarawas Valley. . . . . 55-7 O-17 @Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . 21-13 A-29 Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-22 O-24 Lowellville . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-6 S-5 @Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15 S-12 @Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6 MOGADORE (9-1) S-19 Rittman . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-13 A-22 @Mineral Ridge . . . . . . . . 27-7 S-26 @Smithville . . . . . . . . . . 35-21 A-29 Holy Trinity (Canada) . . . 52-31 O-3 Norwayne . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-31 S-5 @Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-28 O-10 @Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 S-12 Rootstown . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 O-17 Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-13 S-19 @Garrettsville Garfield . . . 34-6 O-24 West Salem N’western . . . 35-0 S-26 Woodridge . . . . . . . . . . . 40-21 O-3 Streetsboro . . . . . . . . . . 38-35 SOUTH RANGE (8-2) O-10 @Windham . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 A-22 Tuslaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 O-17 Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 A-29 Independence. . . . . . . . . . 28-7 O-24 @East Canton. . . . . . . . . 14-20 S-5 @Marlington . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 S-12 @N. M. Springfield. . . . . . 20-0 ST. PAUL (10-0) S-19 @David Anderson . . . . . . 53-7 A-23 @St. Mary Central Catholic51-7 S-26 @Columbiana Crestview 28-31 A-30 Calvert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-14 O-3 East Palestine. . . . . . . . . 29-22 S-6 Huron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 O-10 @United . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-21 S-12 @Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . 63-0 O-17 Columbiana . . . . . . . . . . 34-30 S-20 Ashland Crestview . . . . . . 47-0 O-24 Mineral Ridge. . . . . . . . . 27-14 S-27 Mapleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-0 O-3 @South Central . . . . . . . . 78-6 KIRTLAND (10-0) O-10 @Coll. 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Margaretta . . . . . . . . . . . 37-14 Vermilion . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-12 @Fairview Park Fairview . 34-6 @Buckeye . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 Black River . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-6 Brooklyn. . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-14 @Lutheran West . . . . . . 21-19 @Brookside . . . . . . . . . . . 63-7 Oberlin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39-7 @Columbia . . . . . . . . . . 32-14

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DORIAN BELL

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Linebacker 6-0, 230, Senior 40-yard dash: 4.5 seconds College of Choice: Verbally committed to Ohio State Commit Date: April 21, 2008 Who Lost Out?: Boston College, LSU, Notre Dame, Penn State, Pittsburgh and West Virginia The Scoop: Bell, one of the most highly recruited prospects in the nation, has the potential to play either inside or outside linebacker in college. He’s a playmaker with elite speed and lateral quickness. He shows great skill in rushing the quarterback and dropping back in coverage, and packs quite the punch when tackling. Bell is a relentless competitor and should warrant playing time as a freshman.

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By Marty Gitlin

St. Ignatius (10-1) vs. Glenville (11-0)

The dream match-up is now a reality. In what could be argued as a clash of the top two Division-I teams in the state, the St. Ignatius Wildcats play the Glenville Tarblooders. And the winner of this game could ultimately be hoisting the championship trophy. The Wildcats have outscored their opponents, 378-73, since losing to Glenville Week 1. Ignatius racked up 407 total yards in last week’s 37-0 win over St. Edward while the Tarblooders swatted away a very good Brecksville-Broadview Heights Bees team, 35-8, despite committing five turnovers in the first 29 minutes of the game. Glenville was led by Robert Walton Jr., who rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns. Mordecai Cargill added 99 yards on the ground as Glenville finished with 337 total rushing yards.

Prediction: Glenville 24, St. Ignatius 23

Archbishop Hoban (7-4) vs. Mayfield (10-1)

Archbishop Hoban: Now it’s your turn! You try to do something with that Mayfield defense. Nobody else has been able to. The Wildcats pitched six consecutive shutouts en route to another playoff berth. And though Roosevelt managed to score on them in the first quarter, Mayfield didn’t give up another point in a 27-7 victory. Hoban, meanwhile, enjoyed the Lamont Carter III show last week. He helped his team gain 236 rushing yards by running for 139. Carter added two short scoring runs in a win over Howland. Oh, and another thing for Hoban to worry about: The strong leg of Wildcats junior placekicker Carey Spear, who booted field goals of 26 and 42 yards last week.

Prediction: Mayfield 20, Archbishop Hoban 7

Madison (8-3) vs. Tallmadge (8-3)

They entered last week’s first round of the Division-II state playoffs as low seeds, yet emerged as regional quarterfinal winners. Madison was a heavy underdog to Shaw, but came away with a 35-0 victory nonetheless. Tallmadge wasn’t supposed to beat state-power Padua Franciscan, yet pulled off a 30-17 stunner. Madison’s first playoff win in school history had much to do with Steve Isabella, whose 13-yard fumble recovery for a score made it 7-0. He then returned an interception for a touchdown to inflate the score to 14-0. The Blue Devils also used an opportunistic defense as they took advantage of four turnovers in their upset of Padua. And don’t forget about senior running back Tyler Fortner, who exploded for 263 rushing yards and three TDs. Fortner now owns the single-season Tallmadge record with 2,309 rushing yards.

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Top seeds rarely fall in high school football playoffs. Especially in the first round. Especially by a large margin. Well, Olentangy Liberty defied conventional wisdom by smashing No. 1 seed Toledo Central Catholic, 34-7, last week in Toledo. The upset special was provided courtesy of Allen Eggleston, who rambled for 143 yards, including a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Quarterback Zach Michael added a 3-yard scoring run and passed for 109 yards, giving him 1,442 for the season. And the Patriots will have one name prominently on their minds as they prepare for Medina Highland: Chris Snook. The West Virginia University recruit has been running wild all season and did so again in a 35-23 first-round victory over Avon Lake. He rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns on just 17 carries.

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Prediction: Medina Highland 27, Olentangy Liberty 17

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Licking Valley (10-1) vs. Poland Seminary (9-2)

Watch out Poland Seminary! There’s a Storm coming! That is, Licking Valley running back/linebacker and Ohio State recruit Storm Klein. Klein has rushed for more than 1,400 yards this season, but it was quarterback Drew Ryan that did most of the work in a 37-6 stomping of Rayland Buckeye Local that kicked off the Division III playoffs. Ryan rushed for three touchdowns and threw for two more in the win. Poland Seminary nearly didn’t get a date with Klein & Co. But a 30-yard field goal by Ryan Rovnak with 1:28 remaining clinched a 27-24 win over Granville.

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Cardinal Mooney (9-2) vs. Steubenville (11-0)

Even though it’s just the second round of the playoffs, this can easily be considered the Division IV state championship. These teams are arguably two of the best in D-IV, if not in fact the best two. Cardinal Mooney didn’t exactly get off to a flying start in the playoffs. The Cardinals escaped with a 14-6 win Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy last week. On the flip side, Steubenville had no such trouble. Though Coshocton did score the first touchdown of the game, the Big Red offense carried the day in a 61-29 victory. The Big Red has now won 77 of 80 games since 2003. The last time these two teams met was last year’s regional final in which Mooney earned a hard-fought 35-20 win. It won’t be déjà vu.

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Army Strong Players of the Week This Week In Football’s Top Northeast Ohio Efforts For Round One Of The Playoffs Tyler Fortner Tallmadge Running back

Rushed for 263 yards and two touchdowns and set the school single-season rushing record with 2,309 yards in a 30-17 win over Padua Franciscan.

Mike Hanhauser Perry Running back

Rushed for three touchdowns and caught a TD pass in a 41-7 win over Triway.

Jake McAvinew Mogadore Running back

Rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns in a 30-14 win over Leetonia.

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Steven Isabella Madison WR/CB

Rushed for a touchdown, recorded two interceptions and returned an interception for a TD in a 35-0 win over Shaw.

Tim Wetzel Mayfield Running back

Rushed for 171 yards and two touchdowns in a 27-7 win over Roosevelt.

Laymon Carter III Archbishop Hoban Running back

Rushed for 139 yards and two touchdowns in a 21-10 win over Howland.

Chris Snook Medina Highland Running back

Rushed for 144 yards and two touchdowns in a 35-23 win over Avon Lake.

Ben Madden Kirtland Quarterback

Six of 11 passing for 112 yards and a touchdown and rushed for 262 yards and five TDs in a 63-7 win over South Range.

Davon Coleman Glenville Defensive end

Recorded 11 tackles, a sack and blocked a field goal in a 35-8 win over Brecksville-Broadview Heights.

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Ben Pike Mentor Defensive end

Recorded five sacks and three tackles for a loss in a 31-2 win over Willoughby South.

Charley Haney Aurora Linebacker

Recorded 11 tackles in a 30-14 win over Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin.

Alex Kovach Strongsville WR/DB

Six receptions for 112 yards and two touchdowns, rushed for a TD and intercepted a pass in a 35-28 win over Euclid.

Joey Parris St. Ignatius Wideout

Four receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-0 win over St. Edward.

Andrew Holland St. Ignatius Quarterback

10 of 19 passing for 233 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-0 win over St. Edward.

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POWERADE Break with... LaBrae Viking Cameron Truss Three words that describe me on the field are… explosive, competitive and passionate. Three words that describe me off the field are… responsible, fun and family-oriented. My favorite college football team is… the one that recruits me the most. a sporting event i would love to attend is… the Summer Olympics. My sports fantasy is… to play in the NFL. The best coach in the nFl is… Romeo Crennel. a sport not offered at my school that i would love to play is… wrestling.

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Positions: rb/Cb Height: 6-1, Weight: 175 grade: Senior noteworthy: Cameron plans to play Division I college football.

My favorite pre-game meal is… Eli’s Famous Bar-BQue (Warren, Ohio).

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My favorite school subject is… history. I really enjoy learning about the past, seeing how we have advanced and discovering where we as human beings have room to grow. if i was a millionaire, i would… be very charitable. My favorite movie actor is… Denzel Washington. The funniest celebrity is… actor/comedian Katt Williams. britney spears, lindsay lohan or Paris hilton?… None of the above. I’ll go with Beyonce Knowles. i was in biG trouble when i… stayed out past curfew. (blank) confuse me… Girls a part of my future that scares me is… being on my own in college.

The most disgusting food i’ve ever tasted is… okra. My favorite junk food is… Mike & Ike candies. My favorite childhood toy was… a football. Photo courtesy of labrae High School.

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Note To The Buckeye Coaches: Stop Celebrating Punts!

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With Mark “Munch” Bishop

Great day to you friend! I must say, I truly enjoyed my cup of coffee Sunday morning with the extra hour of sleep. Yet, how did we survive last weekend with no Buckeye football? I forgot what it meant to have a Saturday to spend with the family, do chores and watch a ton of football on the tube. It was a great day, but then again, enough! Bring back our Buckeyes! Perusing print (I still love holding a newspaper or magazine with my morning coffee or evening beverage), I saw the name “Kafka” in the headlines for the Northwestern Wildcats. Apparently he’s the quarterback who directed the Wildcat option attack in their impressive road win over nationally ranked Minnesota. Now, I know of Kafka as the author, and I know of beef “kafta,” which is a Middle Eastern dish, but quarterback C.J. Bacher had started 25 straight games for the Wildcats. Who is this Kafka fella? And with the upcoming trip to Evanston this weekend for OSU, I had to look into this, and indeed

Mark “Munch” Bishop brings an energy and charisma to afternoon sports that can only be done by a true fan. he lives and dies with every local team and can talk as knowledgably about the Browns of the Jim Brown or the Tim Couch era. “Munch” has been a household name in Cleveland Radio and is a huge Buckeye supporter. he started in radio in 1979 in Columbus and is still active in the market, along with Cleveland, for 25 years strong.

Mike Kafka filled in for Bacher and rushed for 217 yards on 27 carries in a Wildcat win! What a thrilling win it was as Northwestern earned the victory with a pick six. Wildcat safety Brendan Smith returned an interception 48 yards for the game winner in the waning seconds of the contest. Now, with the Wildcats riding some monumental momentum, will the Buckeyes fall prey to the Wildcats in that same manner? I hardly think so. Evanston will be like an OSU home game Saturday! If you are around the loop in the Windy City, all trains heading north will echo with O-H…I-O! And let’s hope the week off gives the Bucks a hungry demeanor they’ll need to pull off the Big Ten road win. Beat Northwestern? SURE! Even with Mr. Kafka, there is no pride of Akron, running back Tyrell Sutton (yes, Akron is IN Ohio!). Northwestern’s most consistent offensive weapon over the past few

years is hurt, and likely out for the remainder of the season. All OSU needs to do to win at Northwestern is commit to the run with Beanie Wells. With that strategy, the Buckeyes for sure will wear out the Wildcat ‘D’ and win. One last note: It’s time for OSU coaches to stop celebrating good punts, as they did frequently two weeks ago against Penn State. Sure, punting is important in regards to field position, but not the most important part of the game! Instead, celebrate touchdowns! PLEASE, no more fist pumps following an A.J. Trapasso punt – most especially the average boots. My best, as always, and enjoy every sandwich!

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