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e-mail Dear TWIF, If Michigan was to upset Ohio State this week, where would it rank among Ohio State’s all-time greatest chokes. Think hard because there have been a lot of Buckeye chokes over the years, especially against Michigan. Lorne, Sylvania Dear Lorne, Michigan can’t beat Ohio State this week. Only Ohio State can beat Ohio State. And if the Buckeyes commit a rash of turnovers and penalties, I suppose anything is possible. But we just got word that The Game may be cancelled anyway. Why? Because Michigan can’t get past Toledo! Badabing!

Ohio State-Michigan Game May Be Cancelled

Dear TWIF, As die-hard Mountaineer fans, the Old Gold and Blue would like your assistance in delivering a message to Rich Fraud-riguez and the maize and blue: OH – IO! Go Bucks! Frank Runion and Penny Parrish Columbus/Fairmont, W. Va. Dear Frank and Penny, Consider it done. You fine Mountaineer folk are welcome in Buckeye Nation anytime! Dear TWIF, I may be crazy, but it makes me nervous that Ohio State is a big favorite to beat Michigan because I don’t think (Coach Jim) Tressel is a

very good motivator. He better get the message to his players that Michigan is still Michigan, and they’re never to be taken lightly. Jan, Marion Dear Jan, I wouldn’t worry about Tress getting the team ready for Michigan. When it comes to The Game, Tress ‘gets it,’ and appreciates the importance of the rivalry as much as Woody did. Dear TWIF, I’m a regular listener of your Sunday morning sports show “This Week In Football” which airs on AM 610 WTVN from 9 a.m. – 12 p.m.). I thought it was interesting that you guys are getting drilled for being negative about the Buckeyes. Bleeding scarlet and gray is enjoying the good and bad with the Bucks and then discussing it. It is not a bad thing to expect the absolute best. Telling it like it is and being critical of a program that is so very good comes with the territory. Keep up the good work and keep being positive and negative! That makes a

great show! Bill, Springfield Dear Bill, My co-host, Dave Maetzold and I, do not pre-plan our show to be necessarily positive or negative on any given week. We simply react to Ohio State’s effort the day prior. It just so happens that this Buckeye bunch has underachieved in so many areas, especially on the offensive line. As a result, some of our shows have taken a more critical slant. Conversely, if you were a listener last year you’d know that we were sugary sweet almost every week because that team over-achieved. In short, the Buckeyes create the tone of our show, not us.

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IN THE ZONE

With “the roadman” Kenny roda

A Win Over Miserable Michigan Would Still Kenny Roda Mean So Much For The Bucks

Oh, yeah. You’ve gotta love November in Cleveland. Gray skies. Snow flurries fluttering. And the most unavoidable reality of this time of year: the Browns are out of playoff contention. Okay. That stings. But that actuality is here, once again, whether you like it or not. But cheer up Browns fans. The Houston Texans are coming to town. And I must say this is a bad Texans team with a horrible quarterback. Sage Rosenfels doesn’t exactly strike the fear of God in you, does he? So the prospects of a home win for the Dawg Pound looks good. Sure. Houston wide receiver Andre Johnson might be one of the best in the league. Yep. Defensive end Mario Williams is an absolute beast. But it won’t matter. Houston is that lousy. And even if Matt Schaub does return from injury, sending Rosenfels to the pine, the Browns should triumph. As long as Browns cornerback Eric Wright keeps Johnson in check, and the O-line doubles up on Super Mario, Brady Quinn in his third ever start should lead Cleveland to victory. Of course it won’t be pretty.

The Browns are not a good team. I seriously don’t think they’re capable of blowing away anybody on their remaining schedule. In all likelihood, it’ll take a couple of huge Joshua Cribbs returns, at least one for a score, to pull it off. With that said, I’m completely smitten with Cribbs’ play. He’s hands down the best special teamer in the league. And he’ll be Cleveland’s lone Pro Bowler. In fact, Cribbs is the Browns’ MVP. He excels at returning and covering kicks. For sure, Cribbs is a special talent. Now let’s move onto bigger and better things. And what I’m referring to is The Game. I realize that because of Michigan’s 3-8 record, the 105th renewal of this rivalry should instead be labeled “the game.” Just don’t tell that to those in the know. If you’re a true Buckeye fan you already understand this: Ohio State has a lot to play for. Though UM stinks this year, a win over the hated Wolverines and first-year Coach Rich FRAUDriguez would still mean A LOT for the Bucks. First, a win would give Coach Jim Tressel and OSU a fourth consecutive Big Ten title. Second, winning would likely send the Bucks

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

to a BCS bowl. If Michigan State beats Penn State later in the afternoon, OSU is headed to Pasadena. Last but certainly not least, another victory over the Maize and Blue would be huge for the seniors. It would be a fourth consecutive pair of gold pants, for some seniors a fifth, in this greatest rivalry of all sports. Quarterback Terrelle Pryor, so far, has made good on his promise to send the seniors out on a positive note. He said he’d personally make sure OSU would win out following the win at Northwestern. Well, Illinois down, Michigan to go. I must also give props to the Buckeye ‘D,’ which has improved dramatically since the USC debacle and will have no trouble stopping the not-so-vaunted FRAUDriguez spread offense. Final score? OSU 38, Michigan 10. Go Bucks!

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Browns Game Day

Scouting Report: The Houston Texans

by marty gItlin

Defense Will Be At A Premium

Houston at Cleveland Two teams. Two teases. BROWNS OFFENSE VS. When: Sunday, November 23 The Browns teased their fans by winning three TEXANS DEFENSE Where: Cleveland Browns of four in late September through October. Well, there’s one thing to look forStadium The Texans teased their fans by winning three ward to as the Browns play out the TV: CBS straight during that same stretch. remaining slate. Time: 1:00 p.m. EST However, the Cleveland goad was a bit more That is, the “face of the franchise,” Series: Browns lead 3-2 enticing. After all, the Browns won 10 games last Brady Quinn. Last Meeting: 2007, Browns year. And this year’s victory over the Super Bowl For sure, it’s his team now. won 27-17 in Cleveland champion New York Giants brought about a lot of But despite his vast potential, the wishful thinking. concern is whether Quinn’s abilities are Maybe the Browns were a playoff-caliber team a match with the rest of the offense. MARTY MAKES this year. Quinn seems most comfortable in THE CALL Well, that thought cloud has since been punc- a short-range passing game, but the The Browns feature a tured, fluttering away with losses to Baltimore and Browns signed Donte Stallworth to better run game with Jamal Denver. stretch defenses and provide more room Lewis. The Texans employ The Texans tease, meanwhile, was quite the for Pro Bowl receiver Braylon Edwards a more explosive passing mirage. Two of its wins were achieved against Detroit to roam. attack. But neither team and Cincinnati, otherwise E d w a r d s Texans Coach Gary Kubiak knows how to rush the quarknown as Curly and Moe. and Stallworth terback. And the Houston ‘D’ are deep threats Simply put, avoiding surrenders way too many on a team with a quarterturnovers is the key to victory in any game, espepoints for any offense to back who seems best suited cially in one marred by bad defense as this one. compensate for, let alone for dinking and dunking. And though Cleveland has been leaky defenthe mediocre Texan ‘O.’ Not only that, but sively, the Texans have proven mistake-prone on They allowed 28 points or Edwards can’t hold on to offense. more in eight of their first the ball, which has led to Lewis and Josh Cribbs questioned their 10 games. speculation that he won’t teammates last week, calling a few of them quitOf course, that bodes hold on to his job. The ters without mentioning names. well for the Browns, who problem with removing So all in all, the team that plays with more have emerged from an earEdwards is that the Browns pride will walk off the winner, as neither is ly-season offensive letharboast no capable replaceheaded to the postseason. Maybe the manhood gy. Then again, Cleveland ment. check will inspire the Browns. possesses the same issues The Texans feature litBROWNS 33-27 plaguing the Texans: a very, tle talent defensively aside very porous defense. from middle linebacker It’s likely that second-year Browns cornerSo despite nothing DeMeco Ryans and fierce back Eric Wright will be responsible for covering being on the line, this one pass-rushing end Mario the speedy Johnson, especially considering Coach should be exciting, at least Williams, who registered Romeo Crennel has threatened to replace wellfor those who enjoy offeneight of the team’s 17 Texans Defensive End Mario Williams toasted Brandon McDonald with Travis Daniels at sive fireworks. sacks through the first nine the other corner. games. Regardless, the Texans will put up big points, They are also yielding 4.5 yards a rush. In other especially if they find any semblance of a rushing words, the Texans stink defensively. attack, like they did last week against the Colts. ADVANTAGE: Browns ADVANTAGE: Texans

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Is the Browns defense fortunate, or unfortunate, that Texans quarterback Matt Schaub will likely not be available? It can be argued that back-up Sage Rosenfels is the more productive quarterback. But, and that’s a big BUT, he’s also mistake-prone, to say the least. For instance, he passed for 298 yards Week 9 against Baltimore, but Houston managed to score just 13 points because he tossed four picks. And while the high-powered Houston passing game moves the chains with receiver Andre Johnson, the NFL’s receiving yardage leader, it has yet to be complemented with a consistent ground game. Steve Slaton took over as the featured back early in the year, but has proven only moderately effective. Now he’s again sharing the load with Ahman Green. Either way, it’s not pretty.

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This isn’t exactly a national spotlight game – and for good reason – but it will feature two of the top punt returners in the game. The Texans’ Jacoby Jones has already sprinted for two scores on punt returns while the Browns’ Josh Cribbs is arguably the most dangerous return man in the game. Former Browns wide receiver Andre Davis has been little more than respectable returning kickoffs for Houston. Neither team must worry about their placekickers. Kris Brown has nailed all 14 of his field goal attempts, including five of 40 yards or more. And the Browns’ Phil Dawson seems to get stronger and more accurate with every boot. If he were on a better team, he would certainly receive Pro Bowl consideration. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Browns Photos courtesy of Bob Baptist/HoustonTexans.com PLAY PIGSKIN PICKS! www.TWIFonline.com


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bUFFalO bIllS

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........10-20 Cleveland ......................... @Kansas City ................... San Francisco .................. Miami*............................. @New York Jets............... @Denver .......................... New England ....................

*in Toronto, but home game for Buffalo

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Cincinnati ................17-10 Bye Cleveland ................28-10 @Pittsburgh ... 20-23 (OT) Tennessee ...............10-13 @Indianapolis ...........3-31 @Miami ..................27-13 Oakland ...................29-10 @Cleveland .............37-27 @Houston ...............41-13 @New York Giants ..10-30 Philadelphia ..................... @Cincinnati...................... Washington...................... Pittsburgh ........................ @Dallas ............................ Jacksonville .....................

S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 D-1 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

@Pittsburgh ............17-38 Bye @Tennessee ............12-31 @Jacksonville 27-30 (OT) Indianapolis ............27-31 Miami......................29-28 Detroit .....................28-21 Cincinnati ..................35-6 @Minnesota ............21-28 Baltimore ................13-41 @Indianapolis .........27-33 @Cleveland ...................... Jacksonville ..................... @Green Bay ..................... Tennessee ........................ @Oakland......................... Chicago ............................

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@New England........10-17 Oakland .....................8-23 @Atlanta .................14-38 Denver ....................33-19 @Carolina .................0-34 Bye Tennessee ...............10-34 @New York Jets......24-28 Tampa Bay ..... 27-30 (OT) @San Diego ............19-20 New Orleans ...........20-30 Buffalo ............................. @Oakland......................... @Denver .......................... San Diego ........................ Miami............................... @Cincinnati......................

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Conf Non-Conf Streak 7-0 3-0 10W 5-2 1-2 3W 3-6 1-0 1L 2-6 1-1 3L

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Kansas City .............17-10 @New York Jets......19-10 Miami......................13-38 Bye @San Francisco ......30-21 @San Diego ............10-30 Denver ......................41-7 St. Louis .................23-16 @Indianapolis .........15-18 Buffalo ....................20-10 NYJets ........... 31-34 (OT) @Miami ........................... Pittsburgh ........................ @Seattle........................... @Oakland......................... Arizona............................. @Buffalo ..........................

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Team Denver Broncos San Diego Chargers Oakland Raiders Kansas City Chiefs

@Oakland................41-14 San Diego ...............39-38 New Orleans ...........34-32 @Kansas City ..........19-33 Tampa Bay ..............16-13 Jacksonville ............17-24 @New England..........7-41 Bye Miami......................17-26 @Cleveland .............34-30 @Atlanta .................24-20 Oakland ............................ @New York Jets............... Kansas City ...................... @Carolina ........................ Buffalo ............................. @San Diego .....................

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Jacksonville ............17-10 @Cincinnati...............24-7 Houston ..................31-12 Minnesota ...............30-17 @Baltimore .............13-10 Bye @Kansas City ..........34-10 Indianapolis ............31-21 Green Bay ...... 19-16 (OT) @Chicago................21-14 @Jacksonville .........24-14 New York Jets .................. @Detroit........................... Cleveland ......................... @Houston ........................ Pittsburgh ........................ @Indianapolis ..................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 3-4 3-0 2W 4-4 0-2 1L 2-5 0-3 4L 1-5 0-4 6L San DIEgO CHargErS

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Carolina...................24-26 @Denver .................38-39 New York Jets .........48-29 @Oakland................28-18 @Miami ..................10-17 New England ...........30-10 @Buffalo .................14-23 @New Orleans* ......32-37 Bye Kansas City .............20-19 @Pittsburgh ............10-11 Indianapolis ..................... Atlanta.............................. Oakland ............................ @Kansas City ................... @Tampa Bay .................... Denver .............................

*in London, home game for New Orleans

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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 ...............14-21 @Green Bay ..............3-37 @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 ...........34-20 Denver ....................20-24 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 .........29-24 @Seattle..................26-20 New York Giants .............. @Philadelphia .................. St. Louis .......................... Minnesota ........................ @New England................. Seattle ..............................

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L 1 3 4 4

T 0 0 0 1

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 .........36-31 Baltimore ................30-10 @Arizona ......................... @Washington .................. Philadelphia ..................... @Dallas ............................ Carolina............................ @Minnesota .....................

W 5 5 5 0

L 5 5 5 10

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 ............14-38 @Carolina ...............22-31 Tampa Bay ....................... Tennessee ........................ Minnesota ........................ @Indianapolis .................. New Orleans .................... @Green Bay .....................

L 2 3 4 5

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..................17-6 Detroit .....................31-22 @Atlanta .......................... @Green Bay ..................... Tampa Bay ....................... Denver ............................. @New York Giants ........... @New Orleans .................

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

arIZOna CarDInalS

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

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

W 9 6 5 5

Team W Carolina Panthers 8 Tampa Bay Buccaneers 7 Atlanta Falcons 6 New Orleans Saints 5

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 Minnesota Vikings Green Bay Packers 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 Dallas Cowboys Philadelphia Eagles

W 7 3 2 2

L 3 7 8 8

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 ................24-29 St. Louis .................35-16 @Dallas ............................ @Buffalo .......................... New York Jets .................. @Miami ........................... @St. Louis ....................... Washington......................

Pct .900 .667 .556 .550

Home 6-0 3-2 3-1 3-2

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

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

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 .....31-36 @Cincinnati.............13-13 @Baltimore ...................... Arizona............................. @New York Giants ........... Cleveland ......................... @Washington .................. Dallas ...............................

Pct .500 .500 .500 .000

Home 3-2 4-1 3-2 0-4

Road 2-3 1-4 2-3 0-6

Div 3-1 2-2 3-1 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 ............27-28 Chicago .....................37-3 @New Orleans ................. Carolina............................ Houston ........................... @Jacksonville .................. @Chicago......................... Detroit ..............................

Pct .800 .700 .600 .500

Home 6-0 5-0 4-1 4-1

Road 2-2 2-3 2-3 1-4

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

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 .................20-34 @Kansas City ..........30-20 Green Bay ........................ @Tampa Bay .................... Atlanta.............................. @Chicago......................... @Detroit........................... Carolina............................

*in London, home game for New Orleans

Pct .700 .300 .200 .200 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 4-0 2-4 1-4 1-3

Road 3-3 1-3 1-4 1-5

SEattlE SEaHaWKS

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

@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 ..................19-21 Arizona....................20-26 Washington...................... @Dallas............................ New England .................... @St. Louis ....................... New York Jets .................. @Arizona .........................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 6-0 3-1 5W 5-2 1-1 1L 3-4 2-0 1L 4-4 1-0-1 1T 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 .................6-23 Bye Dallas ............................... @Seattle........................... New York Giants .............. @Baltimore ...................... @Cincinnati...................... Philadelphia ..................... @San Francisco ...............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 4-4 1-1 2L 4-3 1-2 1L 4-4 1-1 1W 0-8 0-2 10L 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 ...............28-27 @Tampa Bay ...........13-19 @Jacksonville .................. Chicago ............................ @Detroit........................... @Arizona ......................... Atlanta.............................. New York Giants ..............

Conf Non-Conf Streak 5-2 3-0 4W 6-2 1-1 2W 4-3 2-1 1L 2-4 3-1 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 ...............19-13 @Detroit........................... New Orleans .................... @Carolina ........................ @Atlanta .......................... San Diego ........................ Oakland ............................

Conf Non-Conf Streak 5-2 2-1 3W 3-6 0-1 1W 2-6 0-2 3L 2-5 0-3 4L S-7 S-14 S-21 S-28 O-5 O-12 O-19 O-26 N-2 N-9 N-16 N-23 N-30 D-7 D-14 D-21 D-28

St. lOUIS ramS

@Philadelphia ...........3-38 New York Giants .....13-41 @Seattle..................13-37 Buffalo ....................14-31 Bye @Washington .........19-17 Dallas ......................34-14 @New England........16-23 Arizona....................13-34 @New York Jets........3-47 @San Francisco ......16-35 Chicago ............................ Miami............................... @Arizona ......................... Seattle .............................. San Francisco .................. @Atlanta ..........................

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

Falcons. Carolina can’t stop the Atlanta running game unless Steve Smith starts suckerpunching various Falcons offensive linemen. And he’s not that brave.

“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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Steelers. Even if Willie Parker still can’t play. Even if Ben Roethlisberger suddenly can’t play. Even if half the Steelers forget to show up. I’m still picking Pittsburgh.

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Steelers. Whether Carson Palmer returns from injury or not. Whether Big Ben is healthy or not. It won’t matter. The Bengals have no chance of beating Pittsburgh in Heinz Field.

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Falcons. Who’d a thunk this would be a great match-up prior to the season? Rookie Falcon QB Matt Ryan has lived up to his billing.

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Titans. “And stay off my lawn!” yells Kerry Collins at that whippersnapper Brett Favre.

NY GIants

Browns. Three or four Cleveland players can quit in the second half, and the Browns will win anyway. That’s the beauty of Texans QB Sage Rosenfels.

Browns. With lousy Houston coming to town, the Browns have a better than excellent chance of a big win in front of the home folks. Texans QB Sage Rosenfels will make Colors sure of that. Pubco will print Ad with Pub Specific

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Jets. The Brett Favre magic act returns. A week after knocking off the Patriots, Favre pulls yet another rabbit out of the hat and leads the streaking Jets to a huge road win.

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Cardinals. Kurt Warner Giants. Okay, the Cards dials back time and passare having a good seaes for 400 yards in my upset special. I’m son. But I’m still not sold. The Giants are 0-for-2008 on upset specials, by the way. the Super Bowl champs and playing like it. Zona still has a ways to go to play with the likes of the G-Men.

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Championship Chase!

TEAM AVG 1. Alabama .9787 2. Texas Tech .9698 3. Texas .8911 4. Florida .8755 5. Oklahoma .8388 6. USC .7873 7. Utah .7643 8. Penn State .6957 9. Boise State .6559 10. Ohio State .6154 11. Georgia .6129 12. Oklahoma State .5672 13. Missouri .5600 14. BYU .4393 15. Michigan State .4021 16. TCU .3858 17. Ball State .3673 18. LSU .2727 19. Cincinnati .2594 20. Pittsburgh .2171 21. Oregon State .2027 22. North Carolina .1329 23. Miami .1023 24. Oregon .0630 25. Maryland .0550

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REC 11-0 10-0 9-1 10-1 9-1 9-1 10-1 11-0 10-0 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 10-0 9-2 10-1 9-2 7-3 8-2 7-2 7-3 7-3 7-3 8-3 7-3

PTS 1601 1574 1476 1437 1369 1310 1178 1158 1098 1017 987 913 864 714 659 656 612 526 413 406 389 161 139 126 115

PVS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 18 19 22 21 23 NR NR NR 17

Others Receiving Votes Boston College 79, Northwestern 44, Georgia Tech 34, Central Michigan 13, Western Michigan 12, Florida State 11, Iowa 8, West Virginia 6, South Carolina 5, Ole Miss 4, Nebraska 3, Air Force 3, Connecticut 2, California 2, Virginia Tech 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 Alabama (45) Texas Tech (15) Florida (1) Texas Oklahoma USC Utah Penn State Boise State Ohio State Missouri Oklahoma State Georgia Brigham Young Michigan State Ball State TCU LSU Pittsburgh Cincinnati Oregon State Oregon Maryland Northwestern Boston College

REC 11-0 10-0 9-1 10-1 9-1 9-1 11-0 10-1 10-0 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 10-1 9-2 10-0 9-2 7-3 7-2 8-2 7-3 8-3 7-3 8-3 7-3

PTS 1508 1465 1373 1322 1305 1245 1113 1093 1023 957 894 838 832 690 654 613 533 429 406 358 321 169 140 117 97

PVS 1 2 3 5 4 6 7 8 9 10 11 13 12 14 15 16 18 20 21 22 25 NR NR NR NR

Others Receiving Votes Miami (FL) 74, North Carolina 70, Georgia Tech 67, Florida State 43, West Virginia 19, Western Michigan 16, Connecticut 12, Virginia Tech 7, Iowa 6, Air Force 4, South Carolina 4, Wake Forest 3, Central Michigan 3, Nebraska 2.

PW .960 .980 .930 .830 .820 .730 .850 .640 .620 .600 .740 .600 .530 .400 .370 .440 .250 .250 .300 .120 .200 .280 .200 .000 .000

Legends Poll

Week 11

Week 11

No. TEAM 1. Alabama (42) 2. Texas Tech (21) 3. Florida (2) 4. Texas 5. Oklahoma 6. USC 7. Penn State 8. Utah 9. Boise State 10. Ohio State 11. Oklahoma State 12. Missouri 13. Georgia 14. Ball State 15. TCU 16. Brigham Young 17. Michigan State 18. LSU 19. Cincinnati 20. Pittsburgh 21. Oregon State 22. Maryland 23. Miami (FL) 24. Oregon 25. North Carolina

2008 BCS Rankings: Week 5

BCS Harris Poll USA Today Computer Rankings PRV RK PTS % RK PTS % COMP AVG A&H RB CM KM JS 1 1 2789 .9873 1 1508 .9889 2 25 25 22 23 24 24 2 2 2737 .9688 2 1465 .9607 1 24 24 23 25 25 25 3 4 2476 .8765 4 1322 .8669 3 23 23 25 24 23 23 4 3 2532 .8963 3 1373 .9003 5 21 21 24 20 21 20 5 5 2375 .8407 5 1305 .8557 6 20 20 19 22 20 22 6 6 2304 .8156 6 1245 .8164 8 16 22 20 18 17 18 7 8 2014 .7129 7 1113 .7298 4 22 19 21 21 22 21 8 7 2063 .7303 8 1093 .7167 9 17 15 17 13 16 16 9 9 1912 .6768 9 1023 .6708 10 19 16 16 16 14 14 11 10 1748 .6188 10 957 .6257 T-11 15 17 15 14 15 15 10 12 1563 .5533 13 832 .5456 7 18 18 18 19 19 19 13 13 1560 .5522 12 838 .5495 T-11 12 14 12 17 18 17 12 11 1593 .5639 11 894 .5862 13 14 12 14 15 13 11 17 14 1315 .4655 14 690 .4525 15 11 13 11 8 8 10 15 16 1151 .4074 15 654 .4289 16 13 7 13 9 6 8 18 17 1039 .3678 17 533 .3495 14 10 10 7 12 12 12 14 15 1271 .4499 16 613 .4020 T-19 8 5 9 3 0 13 20 18 810 .2867 18 429 .2813 T-19 0 11 1 7 11 6 22 20 688 .2435 20 358 .2348 17 6 8 10 6 7 9 21 19 749 .2651 19 406 .2662 23 9 0 8 0 0 4 NR 21 558 .1975 21 321 .2105 T-21 3 9 5 4 4 7 16 24 206 .0729 27 70 .0459 18 7 0 6 10 10 5 NR 26 165 .0584 26 74 .0485 T-21 5 0 4 11 9 2 NR 22 221 .0782 22 169 .1108 NR 0 6 0 0 0 0 NR 23 207 .0733 23 140 .0918 NR 0 3 0 0 0 0

Week 11

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 Alabama (9) Texas Tech (7) Florida (1) Texas Oklahoma USC Penn State Utah Boise State Ohio State Oklahoma State Missouri Georgia BYU Michigan State TCU LSU Ball State Oregon State Cincinnati Pittsburgh Maryland Oregon Boston College Miami

REC 11-0 10-0 9-1 10-1 9-1 9-1 10-1 11-0 10-0 9-2 9-2 9-2 9-2 10-1 9-2 9-2 7-3 10-0 7-3 8-2 7-2 7-3 8-3 7-3 7-3

PTS 411 410 398 374 359 343 320 294 281 278 254 239 223 197 192 148 146 113 111 98 93 55 47 36 28

PVS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 17 16 20 NR 23 21 NR NR NR NR

Others Receiving Votes Northwestern 26, North Carolina 15, Florida State 9, Wake Forest 5, Nebraska 4, Tulsa 4, Connecticut 3, Iowa 3, Minnesota 3, West Virginia 2, Georgia Tech 1, Houston 1, Virginia Tech 1.

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powerade previewS Atlantic Division

Florida State at (#25) Maryland

BCMess

By the time the dust settles on the messy ACC title race, there’s a good chance that the conference champion will be heading to a BCS bowl unranked and with four losses. It’s just another reason the BCS should be blown up. Maryland controls its destiny in the Atlantic Division, and after some schizophrenic play early (a win over Cal and a loss to Middle Tennessee State), the Terps seem to have their act together. Plus, they are unbeaten at home. The Seminoles have dropped two of their last three, with their defense doing them in.

PREDICTION: Maryland 31-27 Legendary Insight “Anybody can beat anybody in this conference, so in such situations it’s more logical to go with the home team. ” – George Welsh

As a matter of... FACT

Florida State has won at least seven games for the 27th consecutive season and have a .500 or better record for the 32nd straight season.

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 (8-2) 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 @W. Virginia.26-23 (OT) @Louisville............28-20 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 (7-3) 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............39-14 @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

With Michigan out of bowl contention, FSU is now tops in consecutive bowl appearances with 27. Who was it that said the game has passed Bobby Bowden? Probably was us.

LOUISVILLE (5-5) 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............7-41 Cincinnati...............20-28 West Virginia.................. @Rutgers.......................

RUTGERS (5-5) 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................35-17 N-15 @South Florida......49-16 N-22 Army............................... D-4 Louisville........................ SOUTH FLORIDA (6-4) 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..................16-49 N-23 Connecticut.................... D-6 @West Virginia...............

BOSTON COLLEGE (7-3) 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.............17-0 N-15 @Florida State.......27-17 N-22 @Wake Forest................ N-29 Maryland........................ *Cleveland Browns Stadium CLEMSON (5-5) A-30 vs. Alabama............10-34 S-6 The Citadel.............45-17 S-13 North Carolina St.....27-9 S-20 South Carolina St....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.......27-41 N-15 Duke........................31-7 N-22 @Virginia........................ N-29 South Carolina................ *Atlanta (Georgia Dome) FLORIDA STATE (7-3) 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................41-27 N-15 Boston College......17-27 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 (7-3) 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.......13-23 North Carolina.......17-15 Florida State................... @Boston College............

SYRACUSE (2-8) 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..............17-35 N-15 Connecticut...........14-39 N-22 @Notre Dame................. N-29 @Cincinnati.................... WEST VIRGINIA (6-3) 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...... 23-26 (OT) 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 (4-6) 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..............17-27 @Clemson...............7-31 @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................

NORTH CAROLINA (7-3) 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...........28-7 N-15 @Maryland............15-17 N-22 N.C. State....................... N-29 @Duke............................ VIRGINIA (5-5) 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.......17-28 N-22 Clemson......................... N-29 @Virginia Tech................ VIRGINIA TECH (6-4) 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...............23-13 N-13 @Miami (FL)..........14-16 N-22 Duke............................... N-29 Virginia........................... *Charlotte, N.C. (Bank of America Stadium)

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N.C. STATE (4-6) @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...................27-17 Wake Forest...........21-17 @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 (7-2) Bowling Green.......17-27 Buffalo...................27-16 Iowa.......................21-20 @Syracuse............34-24 @South Florida......26-21 @Navy...................42-21 Rutgers..................34-54 @N. Dame.... 36-33 (OT) Louisville.................41-7 @Cincinnati.................... West Virginia.................. @Connecticut.................

Coastal Division

WAKE FOREST (6-4) @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..................28-17 @N.C. State...........17-21 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 (7-3) 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......7-28 Miami (FL)...................... @Georgia ......................

MIAMI (FL) (7-3) 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..........16-14 @Georgia Tech............... @N.C. State....................

Connecticut at South Florida

For You Trivia Buffs

Quick: Who’s the nation’s second-leading rusher? Wrong. It’s UConn junior tailback Donald Brown, averaging a meaty 156 yards a game. That’s the good news. The bad news for the Huskies is that they’ve won only four Big East road games since joining the conference in 2004. Conversely, the Bulls are pretty good about taking care of business at home, especially when future NFL quarterback Matt Grothe is on his game. There’s not much at stake here other than improving bowl locations. In USF’s case, all potential destinations are worse than its home in Tampa.

PREDICTION: South Florida 23-17 Legendary Insight “South Florida was supposed to contend for the Big East title, but their inconsistency on offense has hurt them. UConn has a pretty good defense so this will be a close game with USF pulling it out.” – Don Nehlen

i nd e p e nd e nt s ARMY (3-7) 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....................31-38 N-22 @Rutgers....................... D-6 vs. Navy*........................ *Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

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NAVY (6-4) 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...........21-27 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 (6-4) 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.....0-17 Navy......................27-21 Syracuse......................... @USC.............................

WESTERN KENTUCKY (2-9) 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......................7-17 N-15 Middle Tenn. St.....10-21 D-6 @Florida Int....................

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As a matter of... FACT

The USF media relations department boasts that the school has the largest student fan section in the Big East with 12,501. Who’s second? West Virginia with 12,500.

OPINION

We’re assuming WVU is throwing in a couple of folding chairs for its final home game – which happens to be against USF – to reclaim student section bragging rights.

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powerade previewS (#15) Michigan St. at (#8) Penn State

Rose Bowl Or Bust

It may be Rose Bowl or bust for Penn State. What a difference a loss to Iowa makes, eh? Here’s the deal: A win over MSU sends PSU to Pasadena. A loss puts the Nits on shaky ground in terms of getting an at-large BCS bid. Though PSU beat Ohio State, the BCSers may favor the Buckeyes because the Nits will have lost two of their final three games, while OSU will have won three straight. If MSU can control the tempo via Javon Ringer’s rushing and if quarterback Brian Hoyer avoids the costly pick, we can see Mark Dantonio’s boys pulling off the upset.

PREDICTION: Michigan State 27-17 Legendary Insight “Penn State can’t afford another slow start and expect to beat a solid Michigan State team. If the Spartans can stick to their plan of giving the ball to Ringer, I think they’ll win.” – John Cooper

As a matter of... FACT

MSU running back Javon Ringer leads the nation in rushing yards (1,548), touchdowns (20) and scoring (120). He averages 32 carries a game, and has nearly 100 more than anyone else in the FBS.

OPINION

So why isn’t this guy being mentioned for the Heisman Trophy? One reason: The Spartans aren’t a national title contender and have seldom been televised nationally this season.

North Division COLORADO (5-6) 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.............28-24 N-15 Oklahoma State.....17-30 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 (4-7) North Texas.............45-6 Montana State.......69-10 @Louisville............29-38 Louisiana-Lafa.......45-37 Texas Tech.............28-58 @Texas A&M.........44-30 @Colorado.............13-14 Oklahoma..............35-58 @Kansas................21-52 @Missouri.............24-41 Nebraska...............28-56 Iowa State......................

ILLINOIS (5-6) 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. W. Michigan**..17-23 N-15 Ohio State...............20-30 N-22 @Northwestern................ *St. Louis (Edward Jones Dome) **Detroit (Ford Field)

BAYLOR (4-7) Wake Forest...........13-41 Northwestern St......51-6 Washington St.......45-17 @Connecticut........28-31 Oklahoma..............17-49 Iowa State.............38-10 @Oklahoma State....6-34 @Nebraska............20-32 Missouri................28-31 @Texas..................21-45 Texas A&M............41-21 @Texas Tech...................

INDIANA (3-8) 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...............20-55 @Penn State.............7-34 @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 (7-4) Maine........................46-3 Florida Int.................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..............24-23 Purdue....................22-17 @Minnesota....................

TEXAS (10-1) 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....................45-21 N-15 @Kansas..................35-7 N-27 Texas A&M..................... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) TEXAS A&M (4-7) 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..............28-66 N-15 @Baylor.................21-41 N-27 @Texas........................... TEXAS TECH (10-0) 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.....56-20 N-22 @Oklahoma.................... N-29 Baylor.............................

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IOWA STATE (2-9) 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.............24-28 Missouri................20-52 @Kansas State...............

KANSAS (6-5) A-30 Florida Int..............44-17 S-6 Louisiana Tech.........29-0 S-12 @South Florida......34-37 S-20 Sam Houston St....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............35-45 N-15 Texas.......................7-35 N-29 vs. Missouri*.................. *Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium)

MISSOURI (9-2) 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..........41-24 N-15 @Iowa State..........52-20 N-29 vs. Kansas**.................. *St. Louis (Edward Jones Dome) **Kansas City, Mo. (Arrowhead Stadium) NEBRASKA (7-4) 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...................45-35 N-15 @Kansas State......56-28 N-28 Colorado.........................

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OKLAHOMA (9-1) 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.........66-28 N-22 Texas Tech...................... N-29 @Oklahoma State........... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) OKLAHOMA STATE (9-2) 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..........20-56 N-15 @Colorado.............30-17 N-29 Oklahoma....................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)

MICHIGAN (3-8) 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.............29-6 Northwestern..........14-21 @Ohio State....................

NORTHWESTERN (8-3) 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...............10-45 N-15 @Michigan.............21-14 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 (3-8) 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......7-21 @Iowa....................17-22 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 (6-5) 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................55-20 Minnesota...............35-32 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 (9-2) 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......................21-7 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 (9-2) 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.......45-10 @Illinois.................30-20 Michigan..........................

MINNESOTA (7-4) 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...................6-29 @Wisconsin...........32-35 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 (10-1) 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....................23-24 Indiana......................34-7 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

(#2) Texas Tech at (#5) Oklahoma

BCS Semi-Final

In all likelihood, the winner of this game will be playing in the BCS National Championship. Either would have no problem disposing of Mizzou in the conference title game, so it all comes down to this. It’s become cliché to refer to these Big 12 showdowns as shootouts, but that’s what this will be. The nation’s top QBs, Tech’s Graham Harrell and OU’s Sam Bradford are featured, though the former benefits more from throwing to all-everything wideout Michael Crabtree. Tech’s ‘D’ is a wee-bit better as well.

PREDICTION: Texas Tech 42-34 Legendary Insight “It seems everyone’s waiting for Texas Tech to fall apart, but I don’t see it happening. Though they score a lot, it’s their defense that has made them a title contender. They’ll win a close one.” – Gene Stallings

As a matter of... FACT

Texas Tech is 10-0 for the first time in 70 years. The 1938 squad went 10-0 in the regular season, before dropping a 20-13 decision to St. Mary’s in Tech’s first Cotton Bowl appearance.

OPINION

Tech also has the nation’s longest winning streak at 12. For those who think Coach Mike Leach will leave for a ‘better’ job, forget it. He has as much talent as any school in the country. Why leave?

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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 (5-5)

@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 @East. Michigan....42-35 Toledo....................47-30 Buffalo.......... 40-43 (OT) @Ohio............................. @Temple.........................

BOWLING GREEN (5-5)

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......................28-3 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 @Cent. Michigan....25-27 West. Mich.... 28-34 (OT) Army............. 27-24 (OT) @Ohio....................32-19 Miami (OH)............37-17 @Akron......... 43-40 (OT) @Bowling Green............. Kent State.......................

BUFFALO (6-4)

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) (2-8)

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................17-37 Ball State................16-31 @Toledo.......................... Ohio................................

OHIO (2-8)

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.........3-28 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...........38-41 Eastern Michigan............ Akron..............................

TEMPLE (3-7)

West Division BALL STATE (10-0)

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..........45-14 N-11 @Miami (OH)..............31-16 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.................14-45 N-12 Cent. Michigan... 30-33 (OT) 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 @N. Illinois........ 33-30 (OT) 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.......................30-47 N-15 @Western Michigan...17-27 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*.................23-17 N-15 Toledo.........................27-17 N-25 @Ball State.......................... *Detroit (Ford Field)

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (8-2)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (2-8)

KENT STATE (4-6)

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...................41-38 N-18 Northern Illinois.............. N-28 @Buffalo......................... *Cleveland (Cleveland Browns Stadium)

BOISE STATE (10-0)

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

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.............. 49-14 @Idaho.................. 45-10 @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

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................... 28-41 New Mexico State.. 24-17 @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 St.... 42-30 Idaho................................ Washington State............. Cincinnati.........................

FRESNO STATE (6-4)

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HAWAII (5-5)

TOLEDO (2-8)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (9-2)

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 (2-9)

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............. 10-45 @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...... 21-0 Utah State.............. 45-38 @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 St....... 45-48 Utah State.............. 44-17 @Hawaii................. 31-38 @Fresno State........ 41-28 San Jose State....... 41-17 Boise State....................... @Louisiana Tech..............

LOUISIANA TECH (6-4)

NEVADA (6-4)

NEW MEXICO STATE (3-7)

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.................... 30-42 @Fresno State........ 17-24 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......... 0-21 @Nevada................ 17-41 Fresno State.....................

SAN JOSE STATE (6-5)

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 (2-9)

@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.......... 14-49 @Louisiana Tech.... 38-45 New Mexico State............

East Division

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (5-5)

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 (3-7)

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.... 10-13 (OT) Southern Miss.............6-17 @Marshall.................30-14 @Memphis......................... UAB....................................

EAST CAROLINA (6-4)

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 @Cent. Florida.. 13-10 (OT) N-8 Marshall........... 19-16 (OT) N-15 @Southern Miss..........3-21 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 (4-6)

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.16-19 (OT) Central Florida...........14-30 @Rice................................. Tulsa...................................

AIR FORCE (8-3)

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.........38-17 BYU.........................24-38 @TCU...............................

BYU (10-1)

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.......41-12 @Air Force...............38-24 @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 (5-5)

@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.......................31-26 Central Florida.................... Tulane.................................

SOUTHERN MISS (5-6)

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..........17-6 East Carolina...............21-3 @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....................41-24 East Carolina...................... @Central Florida.................

UAB (3-7)

NEW MEXICO (4-8)

COLORADO STATE (5-6)

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...............17-38 N-15 New Mexico...............20-6 N-22 @Wyoming....................... *Denver (Invesco Field)...............

ARKANSAS STATE (4-5)

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 Int.............21-22 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..............46-13 Lou.-Lafayette..........40-29 @Arkansas State............... Florida International..........

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (5-5)

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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 St.....35-24 Wyoming...................24-0 @BYU........................3-21 San Diego State.........70-7 @Air Force...............10-23 Utah.........................10-13 @UNLV....................20-27 @Colorado State........6-20

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......................12-41 Utah.........................14-63 UNLV................................

SAN DIEGO STATE (1-10)

FLORIDA INT. (4-5)

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.........22-21 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........................24-37 @Florida Atlantic......29-40 @Troy............................... Middle Tennessee State....

LOU.-LAFAYETTE (5-5)

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 (6-4)

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.....................42-14 Tulsa.......................70-30 UTEP................................ @Rice..............................

RICE (7-3)

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.......................38-31 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.................26-31 @UTEP....................10-36 Southern Miss.................

SMU (1-10)

TCU (9-2)

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......................10-13 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.............27-20 Wyoming.................22-14 @San Diego State.............

UNLV (5-6)

LOU.-MONROE (3-8)

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 @Mid. Tennessee St..21-24 N-15 @Mississippi..............0-59 N-22 @Florida International....... *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium)

MID. TENNESSEE ST. (4-6)

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............24-21 @West. Kentucky.....21-10 North Texas....................... @Lou.-Lafayette................

TULANE (2-8)

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...............14-42 UAB.........................24-41 @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...............30-70 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 @So. Miss......40-37 (OT) Tulane ....................24-21 @Tulsa....................35-77 Rice.........................44-49 @Louisiana-Lafa.....37-24 SMU........................36-10 @Houston........................ @East Carolina.................

TULSA (8-2)

UTEP (5-5)

UTAH (11-0)

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.........................13-10 @San Diego State....63-14 BYU..................................

WYOMING (4-7)

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...............13-7 @UNLV....................14-22 Colorado State..................

NORTH TEXAS (1-9)

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......13-46 @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......17-7 @LSU.......................31-40 Lou.-Lafayette................... Arkansas State..................

TROY (6-4)

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powerade previewS (#21) Oregon State at Arizona

Rodgers Neighborhood

Someone forgot to tell Oregon State that the Pac-10’s Rose Bowl spot has been reserved for USC. Never mind that the Beavers manhandled the Trojans back in September. Oregon State just doesn’t have the pedigree. But it does have the brothers Rodgers. James (1,486 yards) and Jacquizz (1,477) have accounted for more than half of OSU’s all-pupose yardage this season. The latter, who leads the Pac-10 in rushing, is a diminutive water bug who’s hard to see and impossible to catch. And get this: He’s only a freshman. Mike Stoops’ Wildcats are vastly improved, so this will be nip-and-tuck all the way.

PREDICTION: Oregon State 27-23 Legendary Insight “Both teams have been pleasant surprises this year. I think Oregon State likes the fact no one’s paying attention to them. I think they’ll win out and go to the Rose Bowl.” – Terry Donahue

As a matter of... FACT

Oregon State has averaged 209 yards rushing in its wins this season, while dipping to 90 yards per outing in its losses. The OSU defense has allowed just five TDs in the last 20 quarters.

OPINION

Coaches always preach that if you can run the ball and play good defense. . . and this is why Oregon State is on the verge of winning the Pac-10 and playing in the Rose Bowl.

East Division FLORIDA (9-1) 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...........42-14 N-15 South Carolina.........56-6 N-22 The Citadel...................... N-29 @Florida State................ *Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium)

ARIZONA (6-4) 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 St....59-28 @Oregon...............45-55 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 (6-4) Michigan State.......38-31 @Washington St......66-3 @Maryland............27-35 Colorado State.........42-7 Arizona State.........24-14 @Arizona...............27-42 UCLA.....................41-20 Oregon...................26-16 @USC......................3-17 @Oregon State......21-34 Stanford.......................... Washington....................

West Division ALABAMA (11-0) 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........... 27-21 (OT) N-15 Mississippi State.....32-7 N-29 Auburn............................ *Atlanta (Georgia Dome) ARKANSAS (4-6) 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....21-34 N-22 @Mississippi State......... N-28 vs. LSU*......................... *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) AUBURN (4-7) 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..37-20 N-15 Georgia..................13-17 N-29 @Alabama......................

KENTUCKY (6-5) @Louisville..............27-2 Norfolk State...........28-3 Mid. Tennessee St..20-14 Western Kentucky...41-3 @Alabama.............14-17 South Carolina.......17-24 Arkansas................21-20 @Florida..................5-63 @Mississippi St.....14-13 Georgia..................38-42 Vanderbilt..............24-31 @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 (8-3) 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.................35-28 Arizona..................55-45 @Oregon State...............

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UCLA (4-6) 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...........6-34 @Washington..........27-7 @Arizona State............... USC................................

OREGON STATE (7-3) @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....................34-6 California...............34-21 @Arizona........................ Oregon............................

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USC (9-1) @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.................17-3 @Stanford.............45-23 Notre Dame.................... @UCLA...........................

WASHINGTON STATE (1-10) 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..................28-59 N-15 @Arizona State........0-31 N-22 Washington.................... N-29 @Hawaii......................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)................

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ARIZONA STATE (4-6) 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........39-19 N-15 Washington State....31-0 N-28 UCLA.............................. D-6 @Arizona........................

LSU (7-3) 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........ 21-27 (OT) N-15 Troy.......................40-31 N-28 vs. Arkansas*................. *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) MISSISSIPPI (6-4) 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...59-0 N-22 @LSU............................. N-28 Mississippi State............ MISSISSIPPI STATE (3-7) 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...............7-32 N-22 Arkansas......................... N-28 @Mississippi..................

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GEORGIA (9-2) 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............42-38 N-15 @Auburn...............17-13 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 (7-4) 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................34-21 N-15 @Florida..................6-56 N-29 @Clemson...................... TENNESSEE (3-7) 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.................7-13 N-22 @Vanderbilt.................... N-29 Kentucky......................... VANDERBILT (6-4) 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...................14-42 N-15 @Kentucky............31-24 N-22 Tennessee....................... N-29 @Wake Forest................

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STANFORD (5-6) 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...............28-35 USC.......................23-45 @California.....................

WASHINGTON (0-10) A-30 @Oregon...............10-44 S-6 BYU.......................27-28 S-13 Oklahoma..............14-55 S-27 Stanford.................28-35 O-4 @Arizona...............14-48 O-18 Oregon State.........13-34 O-25 Notre Dame.............7-33 N-1 @USC......................0-56 N-8 Arizona State.........19-39 N-15 UCLA.......................7-27 N-22 @Washington State........ D-6 @California.....................

Ole Miss at (#18) LSU

Rebel Uprising

Go ahead and laugh. You mock us for making this the featured SEC game of the week. But listen up. None of Ole Miss’ losses have been by more than a touchdown, and the Rebels already own a huge win in The Swamp! Can we agree that Florida is vastly superior than LSU, hmmm? OK then. The shaky Tiger ‘D’ hasn’t held any conference opponent to less than 21 points, and the home field aura has dissipated with a pair of losses this season. Old Houston may be a Nutt, but he still knows how to lead a Rebel uprising.

PREDICTION: Ole Miss 27-24 Legendary Insight “It’s tough to win when you don’t play good defense, and that’s been LSU’s problem this season. They’ll probably pull out a win over Ole Miss, but a Rebel victory wouldn’t be much of an upset.” – Pat Dye

As a matter of... FACT

LSU prefers to play its home games at night. Why? Since 1960, the Tigers are 209-59-4 (.775) under the lights and only 21-24-3 (.469) during the day in Tiger Stadium.

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OPINION

It makes you wonder why LSU ever agrees to playing a home game in the afternoon. We’re assuming it’s because of television, which feeds the Tigers their almighty dollars.

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The Good Stuff

Big-Time Blowout Possible I feel sorry for Jim Tressel. Seriously. The Ohio State coach is facing an everythingto-lose situation this week. Even if his Buckeyes beat arch rival Michigan a school record fifth straight time and seventh in his eight seasons in Columbus, he’ll still be subject to scrutiny from the ‘faithful.’ That’s because the worst Michigan team ever is coming to town. Worst ever! Let’s face it: An Ohio State win is a foregone conclusion. I mean, have you seen the Wolverines play? They lost at home to Toledo, a team that’s so bad that its coach was fired a few weeks later. Think about that: Even a win over Michigan didn’t impress the Rockets’ administration! Tressel’s problem is that Buckeye Nation is aching for a big-time blowout. Opportunities like this come along like. . . well, this would be the first time, and possibly the last for another century. Buckeye Nation needs to vent. Don’t know about you but I haven’t forgotten the 1990s. Three unbeaten Buckeye teams had their national title dreams destroyed by Michigan. And though Tressel’s record against Michigan is a mind-blowing 6-1, that lone 2003 defeat cost the Bucks a repeat trip to the BCS National

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Championship. And then there’s that damn Desmond Howard Heisman pose clip that all the networks love to run in their pre-game promos. God, I hate that. Yeah, I’d like to see a 52-0 win Saturday. You know Woody would approve. As would good old 9-3 Earle. And Coop? He wants that to be the halftime score.

And then there’s that damn Desmond Howard Heisman pose clip that all the networks love to run in their pre-game promos. God, I hate that. But the reality is that the Buckeyes will be victorious this week in a very pedestrian fashion. You’ll have to live with a 31-13 or 28-17 type of score. The outcome will never really be in doubt, but you may feel a bit unfulfilled afterward because you’ll be pondering what might have been. Know this: If the man on the other sideline ever gets a chance to humiliate the Buckeyes, he’ll do so. Rich Rodriguez may be arrogant and pottymouthed, but he is as intense a competitor as you’ll ever see. And the guy can flat-out coach.

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Of course, I’m not insinuating that I’d like Tressel to be more like Rodriguez, but I wouldn’t mind seeing the Vest let loose just this one time. So coach, please don’t burn the playbook when you’re ahead 28-3 in the third quarter. Let’s get to at least 42 points before running dive play after dive play after dive play. Some of you might be thinking I’m Buckeye nuts for even being concerned about the margin of victory. A win, period, should be enough, you may believe. And you may want to remind me of 1969, when Ohio State’s seemingly best team ever went to Ann Arbor and was humbled, 24-12. Yes, I do realize anything can happen in rivalry games and it is indeed possible for Michigan to pull off a monumental upset. For that to happen, Ohio State would have to commit three or four turnovers, get whistled for a bunch of personal fouls and false starts and struggle in the red zone offensively. Hmmm. I’m starting to get nervous. OK, let’s just win.

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Buckeye Game Day

The Game. The 105th ediThe Game, Rich Rodriguez. tion. Even he’ll tell you his first It sure doesn’t have the year has been much tougher cache or stakes of the last one than expected. While he knew played in Ohio Stadium two it would take a couple of years years ago. to fully implement his patented A mere 24 months ago it spread offense, he never imagwas No. 1 Ohio State vs. No. 2 ined that Michigan’s program Michigan at (#10) Ohio State Michigan in what was dubbed was so lean on overall talent. When: Saturday, November 22 the Game of The Century. Both Some have perceived his Where: Ohio Stadium teams were unbeaten — 22 comments as whining, but there Time: 12:00 p.m. EST wins between them — with an is some validity to what he says. TV: ABC outright Big Ten title and BCS Fact is, it’s an awful Michigan Series: Michigan leads 57-41-6 National Championship berth team, and as a result the Buckeyes Last Meeting: 2007, OSU won on the line. should be able to enjoy an early 14-3 in Ann Arbor The Game lived up to its Thanksgiving feast. Wolverine is hype, with the Buckeyes holdthe main course. ing on for a thrilling 42-39 victory. On Saturday Michigan brings its worst team ever to the ‘Shoe. Worst ever! The two teams have combined for a mere 12 wins. Wow! OSU OFFENSE VS. While the Buckeyes are playing for a share of the Big Ten title and possibly a BCS bowl bid, MICHIGAN DEFENSE including the Rose Bowl, this is Michigan’s bowl The only bright aspect of this Wolverine game. There is no postseason for U of M for the team is its defense, and it’s only average as first time in 33 years. it allows 362 yards per game, including 234 About the only thing Michigan has to hang through the air. its winged ‘hat’ on is its amazing success of firstDon’t expect the Buckeye offense to go up year coaches beating Ohio State. So welcome to top very often. In fact, look for a rerun of the

BREAKIN’ IT DOWN

30-20 win over Illinois. You’ll see a smattering of passes from quarterback Terrelle Pryor early, but once a two-touchdown lead is established, it will be Beanie left, Beanie right and Beanie up the middle. Sprinkled in will be Pryor keeps and draws. It won’t be overly fun to watch, but we’re OK with it because the only way Michigan can hang in this game is for Ohio State to make a lot of mistakes offensively. That’s not going to happen if Wells gets 35 carries and Pryor adds 10-15. While the Buckeyes could probably score 45 if it opened up the offense, it should still score 30 with the yawner approach. In sum, we’re not concerned about style points when it comes to The Game. Just win, baby! Advantage: Ohio State

MICHIGAN OFFENSE VS. OSU DEFENSE

We’re not sure who we’ll see running Michigan’s spread, but it doesn’t matter. Steve Threet, who has been the starter most of the season but missed some time the last two weeks due to a concussion, has struggled. He’s completed only 50 percent of his passes with nine

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TDs against seven interceptions. Nick Sheridan started in last week’s home loss to Northwestern, but his inability to lead caused Rodriguez to turn to Threet in the third quarter. Sam McGuffie and Brandon Minor have combined for more than 900 rushing yards, but neither is what you’d expect in a Michigan running back. They’re average. We’d like to see the Buckeye defense blitz as much as it did at Illinois, but don’t count on it. That’s because the Wolverines are likely to try a lot of trickeration to score, and the key to making gadget plays work is knowing the opposing defense will be overly aggressive. Advantage: Ohio State

SPECIAL TEAMS

Michigan’s K.C. Lopata has been inconsistent. He’s made 10 of 14 field goals, including a 50-yarder. But he’s missed three from within 30 yards. Punter Zoltan Mesko has been solid, averaging 44 yards, with one-third of his 63 boots being downed inside the opponent’s 20-yard line. Michigan’s return teams are decent. Keep an eye on Martavious Odoms who has returned a punt 73 yards for a score. Buckeye punter A.J. Trapasso and kicker Ryan Pretorious are certainly better than their Wolverine counterparts, while OSU’s return men continue to be forgettable. Advantage: Ohio State

Bucksline Many times the team that has nothing to lose has won this game. However, that’s not been the case during the Tressel era and won’t be this year either! OSU 45-10.

John Corby

Larry Larson

Dave Maetzold

You can never discount the underdog in college football’s greatest rivalry. Then again, Michigan has been so downright bad. Their loss to Toledo is unexplainable. And it would be inexcusable for the Bucks to lose this one. OSU 34-6. The best part of Saturday will be honoring great Buckeye seniors like James Laurinaitis and Malcolm Jenkins. The Game won’t live up to the pre-game as Ohio State beats Michigan for the fifth straight time. OSU 31-14.

INTANGIBLES

A fourth straight Big Ten title, a school record fifth consecutive win over its arch rival and a potential BCS bowl bid are at stake for Ohio State. Michigan is just trying to avoid being embarrassed. Advantage: Ohio State

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

Matt McCoy

On paper, this should be easy – but it’s “The Game,” which is never easy. Nonetheless, Laurinaitis, Jenkins, Robiskie and company go out winners. OSU 20-14.

Dave Purdy

Michigan brings their worst record in history to Ohio Stadium. Could it be an old fashion Ohio State/ Michigan game (who can run the ball and avoid turnovers)? Michigan is really good at one thing: turning it over. OSU 24-17.

Joel Riley

Michigan has everything to gain and the Bucks have way too much to lose. Matt McCoy tells me the newbie coach has a huge advantage in the game, winning five of the last six. I think not this year. OSU 38-28.

THE WAY WE SEE IT

As much as we’d love to see Ohio State take Michigan to the woodshed, look for another workman-like win over the Wolverines.

OHIO STATE 31-13

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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 (5-5) @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.............................21-27 Capital.........................................17-0

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CAPITAL (5-5) 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........................21-36 @Baldwin-Wallace.......................0-17

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HEIDELBERG (4-6) 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..................................42-40 @Muskingum............................45-41

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JOHN CARROLL (5-5) @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............................14-15 N-15 Otterbein........................... 17-20 (OT) 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 (2-8) @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.................................40-42 Mount Union...............................0-49 MOUNT UNION (10-0) 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................................49-20 @Marietta....................................49-0 MUSKINGUM (3-7) 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...............................15-14 Heidelberg.................................41-45

Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets at Mount Union Purple Raiders S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 S-6 S-13 S-20 S-27 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15

OHIO NORTHERN (5-5) 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.......................................36-21 Wilmington..................................24-6 OTTERBEIN (9-1) 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.............................20-49 @John Carroll................... 20-17 (OT) WILMINGTON (4-6) @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.........................27-21 @Ohio Northern...........................6-24

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What do ya know? The Mount Union Purple Raiders are in the playoffs once again. It’s their 20th postseason appearance if you’re keeping track. The No. 1 team in Division III finished 10-0 and will be seeking an unheard of 10th Division III national championship. Along the way Mount Union collected its 17th consecutive Ohio Athletic Conference title and its 20th overall. But it’s been two years since the Raiders last won a national title. So Coach Larry Kehres, who’s 270-21-3 in 23 seasons with Mount Union, will certainly have his Raiders hungry for yet another trophy to fill the old display case. First up are the Randolph-Macon Yellow Jackets (6-4) out of Ashland, Va., who make the journey to Alliance, Ohio, after winning their final four to qualify for the playoffs.

PREDICTION: Mount Union 42-10 OAC featured PLAYER of the week

James Herbert Mount Union

Position: Defensive End Ht: 6-0, Wt: 215 Grade: Junior Hometown: Sagamore Hills, Ohio Noteworthy: Herbert led the OAC in sacks (12) and tackles for a loss (18). And, he’s second on the team in tackles with 50. He’ll be a three-year letterwinner for the Purple Raiders after the season.

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PANTHER recap

Yet Another Successful Season For The Panthers

The Ohio Dominican Panthers will not play again this season as they did not qualify for the NAIA postseason despite knocking off No. 13 Malone College last week, 34-24. Needless to say, that’s a somber thought for Coach Dale Carlson and the Panthers. But ODU can take refuge in the fact it was yet again a successful season. No tears can be shed about a second-place finish in the Mid-States Football Association Mideast League. ODU won four straight to finish the season 7-3 overall and 4-2 in league play. And the Panthers topped the season by earning a No. 16 national ranking in the final NAIA poll. But ODU must say goodbye to record-setting quarterback Chris Reisert, who set the NAIA career record for passing touchdowns (120) and passing yards (13,338).

featured pANTHER of the week OHIO DOMINICAN (7-3) 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.................. 56-0 N-15 @Malone............. 34-24

Fred Reeves Defensive End

Ht: 5-9, Wt: 255 Grade: Junior Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Noteworthy: Reeves played in all 12 games for ODU last year as a sophomore and collected 32 tackles. He was even better this year, racking up 30 tackles in 10 games and a team-leading 4.5 sacks.

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ALLEGHENY (5-5) @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........................30-27 (OT) Ohio Wesleyan............................10-7 DENISON (6-4) @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.......................................21-7 @Earlham.................................25-10 EARLHAM (4-6) @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............................14-7 Denison....................................10-25

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 (3-7) @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......................................0-63 Oberlin......................................28-19 KENYON (1-9) 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...................................7-21 OBERLIN (2-8) 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......................................7-27 @Hiram....................................19-28

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

OHIO WESLEYAN (2-8) 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...................................7-14 @Allegheny.................................7-10

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

WABASH (9-1) 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......................................63-0 DePauw....................................14-36

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

WITTENBERG (6-4) 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.......................27-30 (OT) @Wooster...................................6-27

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

WOOSTER (8-2) @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.....................................27-7 Wittenberg..................................27-6

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

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

GLENVILLE (10-0)

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

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

ST. EDWARD (6-4)

ST. IGNATIUS (9-1)

STEELE (8-2)

STRONGSVILLE (9-1)

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

@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

TWINSBURG (8-2)

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

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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 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)

@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

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

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

St. Ignatius (37-0)

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

St. Ignatius (8-7) Glenville (35-8) St. Ignatius

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

S’ville (35-28)

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

Mentor (31-2)

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

Hoover (14-7)

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

T’burg (20-11)

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

GlenOak (14-7)

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

B’wick 14-0)

(37-0) S’ville (17-3)

Hoover (13-10) Hoover (14-0)

GlenOak (28-3)

Division II

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 (16-13, OT) Hoban (21-10) Hoban

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

Madison (35-0)

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

T’madge (24-17)

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

Liberty (34-7)

(17-14)

T’madge (27-7)

Highland (35-0)

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

Highland (35-23)

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

Southview (28-14)

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

Lex’ton (28-14)

Southview (28-21)

S’view (38-24)

Division III

Davidson (38-7)

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

Davidson (21-7) Kilbourne (14-6) Central

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

UA (28-16)

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

Central (38-21)

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

Colerain (17-10)

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

Wayne (52-0)

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

Northmont (28-27)

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

Elder (52-27)

(7-3) Central

Colerain (23-0) Elder

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

DeSales (20-17) DeSales (31-23)

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

Marion-Frank. (34-28 OT)

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

Louisville (60-24)

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

Logan (23-7)

Region 8 (1) Cincinnati Winton Woods (9-1) (8) Dayton Dunbar (8-2) (4) Cincinnati Turpin (9-1) (5) Kings Mills Kings (7-3)

DeSales

Winton Woods (58-12) Winton Woods (44-9) Kings (27-24)

Anderson (2) New Carlisle Tecumseh (10-0) Tecumseh (44-21) (24-21) (7) Mount Orab Western Brown (10-0) Ander. (31-1 3) (3) Cincinnati Anderson (8-2) Ander. (55-7) (6) Trenton Edgewood (8-2)

Dover (45-0)

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

Canton South (20-7)

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

Licking Vall. (37-6)

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

Poland Semin (27-24)

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

Avon (7-0)

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

Sheridan (33-7)

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

Columbian

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

Big Walnut (18-17)

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

St. Mary’s

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

Big Walnut

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

(24-15)

BigW. (17-12)

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

(21-14)

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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(38-21)

L’ville (7-0)

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

(21-18)

(27-20)

Elder (13-10) 2OT

Region 9 (1) Cuyahoga Falls Walsh Jesuit (7-2) Walsh Jesuit (24-21) (8) Mogadore Field (8-2) Walsh Jesuit (21-17) (4) Youngstown Liberty (8-2) Chagrin Falls (21-0) (5) Chagrin Falls (7-3) Aurora (2) Aurora (8-2) (28-7) Aurora (30-14) (7) Chardon ND-CL (5-5) Aurora (14-7) (3) Hubbard (8-2) Hubbard (40-12) (6) Ravenna (7-3)

Avon (13-6)

(24-16)

Dover (35-14) Lick.Valley (35-28)

Licking Vall. (41-7)

E’moor (28-6) (4) Columbus Eastmoor Academy (9-1)E’moor (48-19) (5) Germantown Valley View (7-3) Eastmoor (2) Circleville Logan Elm (10-0) Logan Elm (21-14) (23-0) (7) Bexley (7-3) L.Elm (28-14) (3) Chillicothe (7-3) Chill. (13-7) (6) Canal Winchester (9-1) 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

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(14-6) (5) Cuy. Va. Christian Academy (9-1)

Steubenville (28-14) S’ville

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

Tuslaw (28-0)

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

Perry (41-7)

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

Fostoria (33-12)

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

Genoa (47-21)

(2) Lorain Clearview (10-0) (7) Ottawa-Glandorf (6-4)

Glandorf (56-12)

(3) Marion Pleasant (9-1) (6) Pemberville Eastwood (8-2)

Pleasant (20-7)

(35-17) Perry (47-0)

Genoa (28-14) Genoa (40-21)

Glandorf (28-21, OT)

Division V

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

Ursuline (27-7) Ursuline (35-14)

(4) Gates Mills Gilmour Academy (9-1) G’mour (48-21) (5) Creston Norwayne (8-2) (2) Columbiana Crestview (9-1) (7) Apple Creek Waynedale (8-2)

Crestview (41-12)

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

Kirtland (63-7)

Ursuline (18-17)

Kirtland (41-13)

(4) Sherwood Fairview (9-1) (5) Bucyrus Wynford (10-0) (2) Findlay Liberty-Benton (10-0) (7) Delphos Jefferson (9-1) (3) Liberty Center (9-1) (6) Archbold (8-2)

Division VI

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

Hopewell-Loudon (41-14)

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

Mogadore

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

St. Paul (56-7)

(42-21) (21-7)

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

Ada (56-8)

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

Gilboa (49-0)

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

Carey (35-28)

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

St. John’s (24-7)

DIVISION III

AURORA (8-2)

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)

Ada (42-14) St. John’s (38-28) St. John’s (21-14)

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

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

Union Local

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

New Lexington (42-14)

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

Ironton (41-31)

Martins Ferry (49-14) (25-6) New Lex.

N. Lex. (38-6)

(21-14) OT

Region 16 (1) Coldwater (10-0) Coldwater (42-0) (8) Cincinnati North College Hill (7-3) Coldwater (35-7) (4) Plain City Jonathan Alder (8-2) Oak. (12-10) (5) Dayton Oakwood (7-3) Alter (2) Clarksville Clinton-Massie (10-0) Badin (33-27 OT) (31-21) (7) Hamilton Badin (7-3) Alter (42-7) (3) Brookville (10-0) Alter (35-7) (6) Kettering Archbishiop Alter (8-2)

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

Portsmouth West (26-7) Ready (17-0)

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

Ready (21-17)

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

Wheelersburg (14-6)

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

Lib. Union (15-14)

Lib.Union (13-3)

Liberty Union (14-7)

Region 23 (1) Hannibal River (10-0) Hannibal River (38-7) (8) Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans (6-4) Hopewell-Loudon (30-0) Hannibal River (45-14) (4) Glouster Trimble (8-2) Trimble (26-7) (30-14) (5) Caldwell (8-2) Malvern Hope.-Loudon St. Paul (34-0)

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

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

Martins Ferry (20-6)

Region 20 (1) Cin. Hills Christian Academy (10-0) Cin. Hills (43-21) Patrick Henry (38-7) (8) Lees Creek East Clinton (7-3) West Jeff. 20-10) Patrick Henry (21-0) (4) West Jefferson (8-2) West Jeff. (20-7) W’ford (40-34) (5) Casstown Miami East (9-1) Lib.-Benton M. Local (2) Anna (9-1) Marion Local (13-3) (28-0) (21-14) Liberty-Benton (34-0) (7) Maria Stein Marion Local (8-2) M. Local (40-14) Lib.-Benton (42-10) (3) Waynesville (8-2) W’ville (34-9) A’bold (26-6) (6) West Liberty-Salem (9-1)

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

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

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

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

(38-14)

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

Malvern (49-14)

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

Shadyside

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

Mechanicsburg (42-0)

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

C’ton (56-12)

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

Lehman Catholic (42-7)

Malvern (53-24) (14-3)

Mechanicsburg (40-14) Lehman (28-13)

Lehman (42-6)

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

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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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

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)

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

@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)

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

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

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

@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)

DIVISION IV

CARDINAL MOONEY (8-2)

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

@Mentor . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-34 vs. Cov. Catholic (Ky.) . . . 57-0 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)

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

Warren JFK . . . . . . . . . . . 7-27 @Norwayne . . . . . . . . . . 33-17 St. Thomas Aquinas. . . . 35-16 @Tuscarawas Valley. . . . . 42-7 Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-12 @Tuslaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-18 Fairless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-7 Timken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55-20 @Indian Valley . . . . . . . . . 36-0 Akron Manchester . . . . . 21-14

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

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

A-22 A-29 S-6 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-4 O-10 O-17 O-24

Vermilion . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 @Norwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-7 @St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-21 @Port Clinton. . . . . . . . . 55-19 Milan Edison . . . . . . . . . 41-14 @Clyde. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-26 @St. Mary Cent. Catholic . 37-0 Perkins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 @Oak Harbor . . . . . . . . . . 51-6 Margaretta . . . . . . . . . . . 41-20

A-23 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Gilmour Academy . . . . 21-28 East Palestine. . . . . . . . . 62-13 @Garrettsville Garfield . . . 24-0 @Champion . . . . . . . . . . . 38-8 @Campbell Memorial . . . . 42-0 Struthers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 Newton Falls . . . . . . . . . 51-14 @Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . 60-8 Girard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22-14 Steubenville Cath. Cent. . . 47-0

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

@Painesville Riverside . . . 30-6 Jefferson Area . . . . . . . . . 48-0 @Madison . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-7 @Aurora. . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-38 @Wickliffe . . . . . . . . . . . 55-14 Pepper Pike Orange . . . . 49-14 @Kenston . . . . . . . . . . . 48-21

CLEARVIEW (10-0)

HURON (8-2)

LABRAE (9-1)

PERRY (9-1)

O-10 Beachwood . . . . . . . . . . 55-20 NORWAYNE (8-2) O-17 @West Geauga. . . . . . . . 21-11 A-22 @Wellington. . . . . . . . . . . 26-7 O-24 Chagrin Falls . . . . . . . . . 27-14 A-29 Cuy. Va. Christian Acad. . 17-33 S-5 Collins Western Reserve 35-28 TRIWAY (8-2) S-12 @Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . . . 21-12 A-22 West Holmes . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 S-19 West Salem Northwestern 14-7 A-29 @Orrville . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-34 S-26 @Rittman . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-7 S-5 Waynedale . . . . . . . . . . . 15-12 O-3 @Waynedale . . . . . . . . . 31-21 S-12 Akron Manchester . . . . . 26-13 O-10 Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-12 S-19 @Cuy. Va. Christian Acad.12-35 O-17 @Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-19 S-26 @Fairless . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52-7 O-24 Smithville . . . . . . . . . . . . 36-10 O-3 @Indian Valley . . . . . . . . 57-14 O-10 Tuscarawas Valley . . . . . . 45-6 GILMOUR ACADEMY (9-1) O-17 @Tuslaw. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13-7 A-23 LaBrae . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-21 O-24 Timken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57-0 A-30 John Adams . . . . . . . . . . . 7-26 S-5 @Hawken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-7 TUSLAW (9-1) S-13 Cleveland Central Catholic 21-0 A-22 @South Range . . . . . . . . 29-28 S-19 @Warrensville Heights . . . 41-6 A-29 @Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17-14 S-26 @Conneaut . . . . . . . . . . 35-15 S-5 Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-14 O-4 Ashtabula Edgewood . . . . 49-8 S-12 @Indian Valley . . . . . . . . . 27-7 O-10 @Jefferson Area. . . . . . . . 33-7 S-19 Tuscarawas Valley . . . . . . 42-6 O-18 Painesville Harvey . . . . . 56-13 S-26 Cuy. Va. Christian Acad. . 18-13 O-24 @Geneva . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-0 O-3 @Timken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-6 O-10 @Akron Manchester. . . . 24-21 DIVISION VI O-17 Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-13 BERLIN CENTER WESTERN O-24 Fairless. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27-6 RESERVE (8-2) A-22 @Mathews . . . . . . . . . . . 28-26 DIVISION V A-29 @Newcomerstown . . . . . . 49-0 ASHLAND CRESTVIEW (9-1) S-5 Chalker . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-14 A-22 West Salem Northwestern 29-0 S-12 Salineville Southern . . . . 30-21 A-29 Loudonville . . . . . . . . . . . 27-0 S-19 @Wellsville. . . . . . . . . . . 27-24 S-5 @Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 S-26 @Jackson-Milton . . . . . . 56-26 S-12 Mapleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45-0 O-3 McDonald. . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-47 S-20 @St. Paul . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0-47 O-10 Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-40 S-26 @Monroeville . . . . . . . . . 41-14 O-17 @Lowellville . . . . . . . . . . . 45-7 O-3 @New London . . . . . . . . . 33-6 O-24 Sebring McKinley . . . . . . 51-19 O-10 South Central . . . . . . . . . . 56-7 O-17 Collins Western Reserve 48-24 COLUMBIANA (7-3) O-24 @Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . 57-0 A-23 @Steubenville Cath. Cent.27-13 A-29 Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-19 COLUMBIANA CRESTVIEW (9-1) S-5 Struthers . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 A-22 @Monroe Central . . . . . . 20-19 S-12 @Columbiana Crestview 12-10 A-29 @Brookfield . . . . . . . . . . . 42-0 S-19 @United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-3 S-5 @Oak Glen (W.Va.) . . . . 55-20 S-26 N. M. Springfield . . . . . . 24-27 S-12 Columbiana . . . . . . . . . . 36-42 O-3 Mineral Ridge. . . . . . . . . . 14-0 S-19 @East Palestine . . . . . . . 34-28 O-10 @David Anderson . . . . . . 57-6 S-26 South Range . . . . . . . . . 31-28 O-17 @South Range . . . . . . . . 30-34 O-3 David Anderson . . . . . . . . 55-0 O-24 East Palestine. . . . . . . . . 39-13 O-10 @Mineral Ridge . . . . . . . . 35-0 O-17 @N. M. Springfield. . . . . . 41-7 EAST CANTON (7-3) O-24 United . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44-35 A-22 @Richmond Heights . . . . 7-41 A-29 @Sandy Valley . . . . . . . . . 54-7 CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS (9-1) S-5 Malvern . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-34 A-22 @Columbia . . . . . . . . . . 40-12 S-12 Garrettsville Garfield . . . . 13-2 A-29 Rhodes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42-6 S-19 @Rootstown . . . . . . . . . 47-25 S-5 East Technical . . . . . . . . . 56-0 S-26 @Streetsboro . . . . . . . . . 35-55 S-12 Kirtland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7-14 O-3 Windham . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-12 S-19 @Newbury . . . . . . . . . . . 34-28 O-10 @Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . 33-19 S-26 Hawken . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47-28 O-17 Woodridge . . . . . . . . . . . 53-36 O-3 @Fairport Harding . . . . . 47-25 O-24 Mogadore. . . . . . . . . . . . 20-14 O-10 @Grand Valley . . . . . . . . 56-22 O-17 @Richmond Heights . . . 31-14 LEETONIA (8-2) O-24 Independence. . . . . . . . . . 34-7 A-21 David Anderson . . . . . . . 34-14 A-29 @Columbiana. . . . . . . . . . 19-6 URSULINE (10-0) S-5 Mathews . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-17 A-22 East Technical . . . . . . . . . 48-6 S-12 @Sebring McKinley . . . . 41-21 A-29 @Bethlehem (Pa.) . . . . . 44-21 S-19 Salineville Southern . . . . . 34-6 S-6 @Lake Catholic . . . . . . . 53-14 S-26 Wellsville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6-21 S-12 Massillon Washington . . 23-13 O-3 @Lowellville . . . . . . . . . . . 20-6 S-19 Chardon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41-0 O-10 @B. C. Western Reserve 40-34 S-26 Warren G. Harding . . . . . . 33-7 O-17 McDonald. . . . . . . . . . . . 13-21 O-3 @Canton Central Catholic 42-7 O-24 @Jackson-Milton . . . . . . 20-14 O-9 Buchtel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-6 O-17 Cardinal Mooney . . . . . . . 10-7 MCDONALD (10-0) O-24 St. Vincent-St. Mary. . . . . 34-7 A-22 @Youngstown Christian. 43-20 A-29 Windham . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-21 WAYNEDALE (8-2) S-5 Mineral Ridge. . . . . . . . . . 25-0 A-22 @Tuscarawas Valley. . . . . 55-7 S-12 @Wellsville. . . . . . . . . . . 41-19 A-29 Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29-22 S-19 Jackson-Milton . . . . . . . 61-30 S-5 @Triway . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-15 S-26 @Sebring McKinley . . . . . 69-0 S-12 @Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-6 O-3 @B. C. Western Reserve . 47-6 S-19 Rittman . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-13 O-10 Salineville Southern . . . . 21-20 S-26 @Smithville . . . . . . . . . . 35-21 O-17 @Leetonia . . . . . . . . . . . 21-13 O-3 Norwayne . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-31 O-24 Lowellville . . . . . . . . . . . . 43-6 O-10 @Hillsdale . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 O-17 Chippewa . . . . . . . . . . . . 33-13 MOGADORE (9-1) O-24 West Salem N’western . . . 35-0 A-22 @Mineral Ridge . . . . . . . . 27-7 A-29 Holy Trinity (Canada) . . . 52-31 SOUTH RANGE (8-2) S-5 @Norton . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-28 A-22 Tuslaw . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 S-12 Rootstown . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-7 A-29 Independence. . . . . . . . . . 28-7 S-19 @Garrettsville Garfield . . . 34-6 S-5 @Marlington . . . . . . . . . . 14-7 S-26 Woodridge . . . . . . . . . . . 40-21 S-12 @N. M. Springfield. . . . . . 20-0 O-3 Streetsboro . . . . . . . . . . 38-35 S-19 @David Anderson . . . . . . 53-7 O-10 @Windham . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 S-26 @Columbiana Crestview 28-31 O-17 Waterloo . . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-6 O-3 East Palestine. . . . . . . . . 29-22 O-24 @East Canton. . . . . . . . . 14-20 O-10 @United . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-21 O-17 Columbiana . . . . . . . . . . 34-30 ST. PAUL (10-0) O-24 Mineral Ridge. . . . . . . . . 27-14 A-23 @St. Mary Central Catholic51-7 A-30 Calvert . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49-14 KIRTLAND (10-0) S-6 Huron . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21-14 A-23 @Beachwood . . . . . . . . . 56-15 S-12 @Plymouth . . . . . . . . . . . 63-0 A-29 Fairport Harding . . . . . . . 54-21 S-20 Ashland Crestview . . . . . . 47-0 S-5 Wickliffe . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31-6 S-27 Mapleton . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-0 S-12 @Cuyahoga Heights . . . . . 14-7 O-3 @South Central . . . . . . . . 78-6 S-19 @Richmond Heights . . . . 33-6 O-10 @Coll. Western Reserve 55-13 S-26 Independence. . . . . . . . . 34-13 O-18 New London. . . . . . . . . . . 34-6 O-3 @Cardinal . . . . . . . . . . . . 35-0 O-24 @Monroeville . . . . . . . . . 56-14 O-10 Berkshire . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56-6 O-17 @Newbury . . . . . . . . . . . 62-28 O-24 Grand Valley. . . . . . . . . . . 63-6

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ZACH BOREN

Pickerington Central High School Pickerington, Ohio

FB/MLB • 6-1, 240 • Senior 40-yard dash: 4.6 seconds Bench press: 385 pounds College of Choice: Verbally committed to Ohio State Commit Date: April 30, 2008 Who Lost Out?: Akron, Cincinnati, Kent State, Miami (OH), Michigan, Penn State, Toledo and West Virginia The Scoop: Zach is the younger brother of current Buckeye offensive lineman Justin and his father, Mike, played for Michigan under Coach Bo Schembechler. So Zach obviously comes from quite the football pedigree. He’s an extremely tough, bull-rushing fullback who’s great in short-yardage situations. As a linebacker, he’s very intelligent and displays a great motor. Zach is a four-year starter for Pickerington Central High School and will likely red-shirt his freshman season and eventually play linebacker for OSU.

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Presents

playoff Previews for semi-finals By Marty Gitlin

St. Ignatius (12-1) vs. Hoover (12-1)

For nearly a generation, St. Ignatius winning the Division I state title was as expected as the sun rising in the east. From 1988 to 2001, the Wildcats clawed their way to nine championships. But the last six have slipped away. Well, it appears that they’re ready to start another run, at least based on their stunningly dominant 37-0 dismantling of a very tough Strongsville team last week. The defense that limited powerful Glenville to just seven points the week prior held the Mustangs without a first down on their first 15 possessions. The Hoover Vikings, meanwhile, are no pushover. They will be making their first state semifinal appearance since 1984 because of a stifling defense and a strong offense led by bullish running back Erick Howard.

Prediction: St. Ignatius 27, Hoover 13

Pickerington Central (13-0) vs. Elder (12-1)

Hey, Ohio State fans. If you want to watch a couple kids who’ll be donning the Scarlet and Gray next year, check this game out. Pickerington Central is led by future Buckeyes Jamie Wood (wideout/safety) and Zach Boren (fullback/linebacker). Each led Central’s staunch defense in a 7-3 win over Hilliard Davidson last week. Defending Elder won’t be as easy, though. Particularly because of the way quarterback Mark Miller has been performing. Miller passed for 186 yards and three scores in a thrilling 27-20 overtime win over mighty Colerain last week. And the Panther faithful will be excited as Elder has reached the state semifinals for the first time since 2003 when it won its second consecutive Division I championship.

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The Division II favorite vs. the reigning champs. It doesn’t get any better than that. St. Francis DeSales has been deemed the heir apparent with talented players such as running back Josh Kusan, defensive end Davon Custis and quarterback Thomas Gentile, all of whom strutted their stuff in a 38-21 triumph over Louisville last week. Yet another Stallion standout is Adam Griffin, son of Ohio State’s two-time Heisman Trophy winner Archie Griffin. Anderson showed it’s ready to defend its crown by emerging with a 24-21 win over Winton Woods last week. Workhorse junior running back Kyle Slater rushed for 223 yards and a pair of scores.

Prediction: Pickerington Central 17, Elder 14

Prediction: St. Francis DeSales 30, Anderson 27

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Aurora (11-2) vs. Big Walnut (11-2)

Big Walnut is going to be a Big Problem for Aurora, though the Greenmen are on a roll of their own thanks in large part to the running of Steven Yung. Yung rushed for 159 yards and all four touchdowns in a 28-7 win over Walsh Jesuit last week. Big Walnut, meanwhile, proved their guile by forcing this showdown with a 24-15 win over Avon. Linebacker Will Studlien, a Northwestern recruit, recorded an interception against Avon and leads a very tough Eagle defense. And for sure, this is nothing new for the defending state champs. Big Walnut will be making its sixth appearance in the state semifinals. In addition, last week’s win was Coach Scott Wetzel’s 100th with Big Walnut.

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Prediction: Big Walnut 18, Aurora 12

Licking Valley (12-1) vs. Eastmoor Academy (12-1)

There is never any secret to Licking Valley’s offensive game plan. Quarterback Drew Ryan takes the snap from center, turns around and slams the ball into the gut of senior fullback and future Buckeye Storm Klein. The strategy worked quite well in a 35-28 win over Dover last week. Klein scored three touchdowns as the Panthers “stormed” out to a 21-0 halftime lead. And speaking of stud running backs, Eastmoor Academy’s Touche Hopkins rushed for 205 yards and three TDs in a 23-0 win over undefeated Logan Elm last week. This will mark the first state semifinal appearance for the Warriors, who are just the second Columbus City League team to reach this level. Brookhaven, which snagged the 2004 Division II state championship, was the other.

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Ursuline (13-0) vs. Liberty Union (12-1)

A good scare can be good for a team. More often than not, it can bring out a team’s best the following week. Ursuline certainly hopes that theory holds up. Upstart Kirtland frightened the bejeebers out of Ursuline last week as the Fighting Irish escaped with an 18-17 win. The Irish were whistled for 105 penalty yards, a number they must cut down if they are to beat Liberty Union, which advanced with a 13-3 win over Bishop Ready last week. The Lions weren’t exactly explosive, however, managing just 49 total yards of offense. But if they get close enough for placekicker Sam Tennant, you can stick three points on the board. He booted field goals of 50 and 47 yards in the hard-fought victory.

Prediction: Ursuline 31, Liberty Union 6

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Army Strong Players of the Week This Week In Football’s Top Statewide Efforts For Round Three Of The Playoffs Josh Kusan St. Francis DeSales RB/LB

Rushed for 211 yards and three touchdowns and recorded two sacks in a 38-21 win over Louisville.

Corey Lisowski Dover Quarterback

Rushed for 92 yards in a 21-14 overtime win over Martins Ferry.

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Rushed for 102 yards and a touchdown in a 24-15 loss to Big Walnut.

Kyle Slater Anderson Running back

Rushed for 223 yards and two touchdowns, including the game-winning TD with 23 seconds remaining, in a 24-21 win over Winton Woods.

Passed for 310 yards and two touchdowns and rushed for 76 yards and two TDs in a 35-28 loss to Licking Valley.

Brett Wycinski New Lexington Running back

Marquis Harrell Avon Running back

Dominique Brown Winton Woods Quarterback

Rushed for 121 yards and three touchdowns in a 24-21 loss to Anderson.

Allen Jones Ursuline Running back

Rushed for 165 yards and two touchdowns in an 18-17 win over Kirtland.

Storm Klein Licking Valley Fullback

Rushed for 112 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-28 win over Dover.

Touche Hopkins Eastmoor Academy Running back

Rushed for 205 yards and three touchdowns in a 23-0 win over Logan Elm.

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Sam Tennant Liberty Union Placekicker

Kicked two field goals of 47 and 50 yards in a 13-3 win over Bishop Ready.

Mark Miller Elder Quarterback

17 of 26 passing for 186 yards and three touchdowns in a 27-20 overtime win over Colerain.

Cory Matlick Dover Wideout

11 receptions for 168 yards and a touchdown in a 35-28 loss to Licking Valley.

Greg Tabar Colerain Quarterback

Rushed for 121 yards and a touchdown in a 27-20 overtime loss to Elder.

Steven Yung Aurora Running back

Rushed for 159 yards and four touchdowns in a 28-7 win over Walsh Jesuit.

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Rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns in a 37-0 win over Strongsville.

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Welcome To “Wishagain” Week

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With Mark “Munch” Bishop

Buckeye Brothers and Sisters, get ready for college football’s greatest rivalry! It might make it more so, though, if “they” would actually win one every once and while. BUT PLEASE, the Bucks cannot let that happen! As we start Ohio State vs. u of m…u of mi…u of mic… Okay, I can’t say the word. Can’t spell it either. Suffice to say, OSU vs. “wishagain” week is under way and it started FULL TILT after the Buckeyes sang “Carmen Ohio” following a dominating win over the “Biting Illini!” Yes, the orange and blue got their moniker back with numerous cheap shots on the Buckeyes, coupled with the unsportsmanlike conduct flags that rightfully ensued. I truly enjoy the way in which the Buckeye defense is shaping up. And yes, for the second consecutive week, after an early scoring drive by the opposition, OSU has been able to make defensive adjustments. Cornerback Malcolm Jenkins, who finally woke up following the Purdue game, “Little Animal” James Laurinaitis and the rest of the Silver Bullet ‘D’ is peaking. Makes you wonder, however, see-

ing how defensive tackle Nader Abdallah has been giving offenses fits of late, why he wasn’t utilized in the rotation more so in the past. He for sure does wreck havoc in the middle of that defensive line! Was I worried the Bucks passed just 10 times against

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.

A few weeks back I thought Coach Rich “Fraud”riguez would have his maize and blue Philistines ready to push the Buckeyes to the limit. But now... I sense a blood letting. A scarlet and gray romp. Illinois? Was I concerned quarterback Terrelle Pryor threw just two passes during the second half? Heck no! I was thoroughly impressed with watching Chris “Beanie” Wells and Pryor rambling for more than 100 yards each. But I will say, if I had attended the game, I might’ve fallen asleep and awaken just to ask for my money back!

Anyhow, the Bucks offensive line finally rocked like they should’ve all season. So bring on the team from the state up north! With that said, I will confess something to you. A few weeks back I thought Coach Rich “Fraud”riguez would have his maize and blue Philistines ready to push the Buckeyes to the limit. They, in fact, had been playing better as evidenced by their win over Minnesota. But now, following that pathetic maize and blue effort last week against Northwestern, I sense a blood letting. A scarlet and gray romp. And here’s an open note to Coach Jim Tressel: If you can go for SIX during this game, go for SIX! Please, no more field goals! As always, my best, and enjoy every sandwich. Go Bucks!

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