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How About A Rose Bowl Rematch Against USC? odds are each will have a team standing with only one loss. And then there’s USC that still must lose again. Nothing’s impossible, as we know from watching the craziness of college football from weekto-week last year and already this season, but I think OSU’s best case finish is top five, capped by a Rose Bowl victory. I’ll take it.

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Dear TWIF, What an amazing win for the Buckeyes over Wisconsin! It will be the win that propels us to another Big Ten title and, at the very least, a Rose Bowl victory. Man, would I ever love another shot at USC in Pasadena! What do you think? Shaun, London Dear Shaun, I am intrigued by the possibility of a rematch with USC with the Buckeyes featuring a more experienced Terrelle Pryor and healthy Beanie Wells. It could make a difference. Where I remain concerned is with the soft Ohio State defense. Hopefully, that unit will improve

over the second half of the season. Dear TWIF, Don’t count out the Buckeyes just yet! When you look at all the SEC and Big 12 teams who have to start knocking each other out due to head-to-head competition, you’ll see the Buckeyes slowly creep their way into the top five within the next four weeks. Never, ever give up on our Bucks! Ted, Delaware Dear Ted, I’m somewhat on board with your logic, but my concern is that as those SEC and Big 12 teams continue to knock themselves out,

Dear TWIF, We don’t want Ohio State to make it back to a championship game? Since when did Ohio State fans and columnists start going with the Ricky Bobby theory of, “If you ain’t first, you’re last?” Trust me, there ARE a lot of spots in between! And the only way to become a championship team is to make it to the big game. We may not have performed our best in some games, but I can bet you that USC would do anything to get back in the big game after their BIG loss to an unranked team! GO BUCKS! Abby, Laurelville

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

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Harris USA Today BCS School Rnk Pts Pct. Rnk Pts Pct. A&H RB 1 Ohio State 1 2813 .9870 1 1469 .9793 25 25 2 LSU 2 2630 .9228 2 1418 .9453 21 24 3 Virginia Tech 6 2345 .8228 5 1242 .8280 22 22 4 Oklahoma 3 2520 .8842 3 1331 .8873 18 21 5 Georgia 4 2469 .8663 4 1277 .8513 20 17 6 Missouri 7 2117 .7428 7 1104 .7360 24 16 7 USC 5 2346 .8232 6 1227 .8180 17 23 8 Kansas 8 2092 .7340 8 1099 .7327 23 20 9 West Virginia 9 1924 .6751 9 1010 .6733 16 15 10 Hawaii 10 1903 .6677 10 994 .6627 14 18 11 Arizona State 12 1628 .5712 11 900 .6000 19 19 12 Florida 11 1786 .6267 12 890 .5933 15 14 13 Illinois 13 1400 .4912 13 747 .4980 13 13 14 Boston College 14 1124 .3944 14 617 .4113 12 12 15 Clemson 16 1041 .3653 16 567 .3780 7 3 16 Tennessee 19 870 .3053 18 480 .3200 11 6 17 BYU 18 912 .3200 19 462 .3080 8 7 18 Wisconsin 15 1079 .3786 15 594 .3960 3 11 19 Texas 17 983 .3449 17 498 .3320 5 0 20 Virginia 21 551 .1933 20 332 .2213 6 2 21 South Florida 24 362 .1270 25 115 .0767 10 0 22 Cincinnati 20 580 .2035 23 215 .1433 1 5 23 Auburn 23 448 .1572 21 289 .1927 2 0 24 Boise State 22 541 .1898 22 246 .1640 0 10 25 UConn 29 52 .0182 T-28 23 .0153 0 8

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

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C omputer CM KM JS PW 21 23 22 21 25 24 24 23 24 25 25 25 18 18 23 24 23 22 19 19 22 21 20 22 14 14 17 17 16 20 21 20 20 13 15 18 12 16 18 13 17 17 13 16 19 19 14 14 7 9 8 9 15 15 16 15 11 12 12 11 9 11 9 5 10 2 3 10 0 5 0 2 4 0 0 4 8 7 10 8 13 10 11 12 6 4 4 6 2 8 7 1 0 0 0 0 3 3 6 7

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

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

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Notre Dame at North Carolina

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

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

As a matter of... FACT

North Carolina was picked to finish second in the ACC Coastal Division after being predicted to place fifth each of the last three seasons. Why the lofty expectations? Eighteen returning starters and a great COLLEGE coach. A-28 S-6 S-20 S-27 O-3 O-11 O-25 O-30 N-8 N-14 N-22 N-29 D-6 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 (4-1) Eastern Kentucky.....40-7 @Oklahoma...........26-52 Miami (OH)............45-20 @Akron..................17-15 @Marshall.............33-10 Rutgers........................... @Connecticut................. South Florida.................. @West Virginia............... @Louisville..................... Pittsburgh....................... Syracuse......................... @Hawaii.........................

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

CONNECTICUT (5-1) Hofstra.....................35-3 @Temple......... 12-9 (OT) Virginia..................45-10 Baylor....................31-28 @Louisville............26-21 @North Carolina....12-38 @Rutgers....................... Cincinnati........................ West Virginia.................. @Syracuse..................... @South Florida............... Pittsburgh.......................

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

OPINION

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

DUKE (3-2) James Madison.......31-7 Northwestern.........20-24 Navy......................41-31 Virginia....................31-3 @Georgia Tech........0-27 Miami (FL)...................... @Vanderbilt.................... @Wake Forest................ N.C. State....................... @Clemson...................... @Virginia Tech................ North Carolina................

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

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N.C. STATE (2-4) @South Carolina......0-34 William & Mary.....34-24 @Clemson...............9-27 East Carolina.30-24 (OT) South Florida.........10-41 Boston College......31-38 Florida State................... @Maryland..................... @Duke............................ Wake Forest.................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)......................

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G I B ST A E PITTSBURGH (4-1) Bowling Green.......17-27 Buffalo...................27-16 Iowa.......................21-20 @Syracuse............34-24 @South Florida......26-21 @Navy............................ Rutgers........................... @Notre Dame................. Louisville........................ @Cincinnati.................... West Virginia.................. @Connecticut.................

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

Coastal Division

WAKE FOREST (3-1) @Baylor.................41-14 Mississippi............30-28 @Florida State.........12-3 Navy......................17-24 Clemson......................... @Maryland..................... @Miami (FL)................... Duke............................... Virginia........................... @N.C. State.................... Boston College............... Vanderbilt.......................

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

GEORGIA TECH (4-1) Jacksonville State..41-14 @Boston College...19-16 @Virginia Tech.......17-20 Mississippi State.....38-7 Duke........................27-0 Gardner-Webb................ @Clemson...................... Virginia........................... Florida State................... @North Carolina............. Miami (FL)...................... @Georgia ......................

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

Syracuse at West Virginia

Ex’CUSE Us For This One

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

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

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

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NAVY (4-2) A-30 Towson..................41-13 S-5 @Ball State............23-35 S-13 @Duke...................31-41 S-20 Rutgers..................23-21 S-27 @Wake Forest.......24-17 O-4 @Air Force.............33-27 O-18 Pittsburgh....................... O-25 SMU............................... N-1 Temple............................ N-15 Notre Dame.................... N-25 @Northern Illinois.......... D-6 vs. Army*....................... *Philadelphia (Lincoln Financial Field)

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

NOTRE DAME (4-1) San Diego State.....21-13 Michigan................35-17 @Michigan State.....7-23 Purdue...................38-21 Stanford.................28-21 @North Carolina............. @Washington................. Pittsburgh....................... @Boston College............ Navy............................... Syracuse......................... @USC.............................

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

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As a matter of... FACT

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

OPINION

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

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powerade previewS #6 Penn State at #24 Wisconsin

Lions Roar Is Back

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

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

As a matter of... FACT

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

OPINION

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

North Division COLORADO (3-2) A-31 vs. Colorado State*.38-17 S-6 East. Washington..31-24 S-18 West Virginia.17-14 (OT) S-27 vs. Florida State**.21-39 O-4 Texas.....................14-38 O-11 @Kansas......................... O-18 Kansas State................... O-25 @Missouri...................... N-1 @Texas A&M.................. N-8 Iowa State...................... N-15 Oklahoma State.............. N-28 @Nebraska..................... *Denver (Invesco Field) **Jacksonville, Fla. (Municipal Stadium) A-28 S-6 S-13 S-20 O-4 O-11 O-18 O-25 N-1 N-8 N-15 N-22

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 (3-2) North Texas.............45-6 Montana State.......69-10 @Louisville............29-38 Louisiana-Lafayette.45-37 Texas Tech.............28-58 @Texas A&M.................. @Colorado...................... Oklahoma....................... @Kansas......................... @Missouri...................... Nebraska........................ Iowa State......................

ILLINOIS (3-2) A-30 vs. Missouri*.........42-52 S-6 Eastern Illinois.......47-21 S-13 Louisiana-Lafayette.20-17 S-27 @Penn State.........24-38 O-4 @Michigan............45-20 O-11 Minnesota....................... O-18 Indiana............................ O-25 @Wisconsin................... N-1 Iowa................................ N-8 vs. Western Michigan**. N-15 Ohio State....................... N-22 @Northwestern............... *St. Louis (Edward Jones Dome) **Detroit (Ford Field)

BAYLOR (2-3) Wake Forest...........13-41 Northwestern State..51-6 Washington State..45-17 @Connecticut........28-31 Oklahoma..............17-49 Iowa State...................... @Oklahoma State........... @Nebraska..................... Missouri......................... @Texas........................... Texas A&M..................... @Texas Tech...................

INDIANA (2-3) Western Kentucky.31-13 Murray State............45-3 Ball State...............20-42 Michigan State.......29-42 @Minnesota............7-16 Iowa................................ @Illinois......................... Northwestern.................. Central Michigan............ Wisconsin....................... @Penn State................... @Purdue.........................

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

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

TEXAS (5-0) A-30 Florida Atlantic.......52-10 S-6 @UTEP..................42-13 S-20 Rice.......................52-10 S-27 Arkansas................52-10 O-4 @Colorado.............38-14 O-11 vs. Oklahoma*................ O-18 Missouri......................... O-25 Oklahoma State.............. N-1 @Texas Tech................... N-8 Baylor............................. N-15 @Kansas......................... N-27 Texas A&M..................... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) TEXAS A&M (2-3) A-30 Arkansas State.......14-18 S-6 @New Mexico........28-22 S-20 Miami (FL).............23-41 S-27 Army......................22-17 O-4 @Oklahoma State..28-56 O-11 Kansas State................... O-18 Texas Tech...................... O-25 @Iowa State................... N-1 Colorado......................... N-8 Oklahoma....................... N-15 @Baylor.......................... N-27 @Texas........................... TEXAS TECH (5-0) A-30 Eastern Wash...... 49-24 S-6 @Nevada...............35-19 S-13 SMU........................43-7 S-20 Massachusetts.......56-14 O-4 @Kansas State......58-28 O-11 Nebraska........................ O-18 @Texas A&M.................. O-25 @Kansas......................... N-1 Texas.............................. N-8 Oklahoma State.............. N-22 @Oklahoma.................... N-29 Baylor.............................

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IOWA STATE (2-3) South Dakota St....44-17 Kent State..............48-28 @Iowa.....................5-17 @UNLV......... 31-34 (OT) Kansas...................33-35 @Baylor.......................... Nebraska........................ Texas A&M..................... @Oklahoma State........... @Colorado...................... Missouri......................... @Kansas State...............

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

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

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OKLAHOMA (5-0) A-30 Chattanooga............57-2 S-6 Cincinnati...............52-26 S-13 @Washington........55-14 S-27 TCU.......................35-10 O-4 @Baylor.................49-17 O-11 vs. Texas*....................... O-18 Kansas............................ O-25 @Kansas State............... N-1 Nebraska........................ N-8 @Texas A&M.................. N-22 Texas Tech...................... N-29 @Oklahoma State........... *Dallas (Cotton Bowl) OKLAHOMA STATE (5-0) A-30 vs. Wash State*.....39-13 S-6 Houston.................56-37 S-13 Missouri State.......57-13 S-27 Troy.......................55-24 O-4 Texas A&M............56-28 O-11 @Missouri...................... O-18 Baylor............................. O-25 @Texas........................... N-1 Iowa State...................... N-8 @Texas Tech................... N-15 @Colorado...................... N-29 Oklahoma....................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)

MICHIGAN (2-3) Utah.......................23-25 Miami (OH)............16-6 @Notre Dame........17-35 Wisconsin..............27-25 Illinois....................20-45 Toledo............................. @Penn State................... Michigan State................ @Purdue......................... @Minnesota................... Northwestern.................. @Ohio State...................

NORTHWESTERN (5-0) A-30 Syracuse................30-10 S-6 @Duke...................24-20 S-13 Southern Illinois......33-7 S-20 Ohio.........................16-8 S-27 @Iowa...................22-17 O-11 Michigan State................ O-18 Purdue............................ O-25 @Indiana........................ N-1 @Minnesota................... N-8 Ohio State....................... N-15 @Michigan..................... N-22 Illinois.............................

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

PURDUE (2-3) Northern Colorado.42-10 Oregon.......... 26-32 (OT) Central Michigan...32-25 @Notre Dame........21-38 Penn State...............6-20 @Ohio State................... @Northwestern............... Minnesota....................... Michigan......................... @Michigan State............ @Iowa............................ Indiana............................

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

WISCONSIN (3-2) Akron.....................38-17 Marshall.................51-14 @Fresno State.......13-10 @Michigan............25-27 Ohio State..............17-20 Penn State...................... @Iowa............................ Illinois............................. @Michigan State............ @Indiana........................ Minnesota....................... Cal Poly..........................

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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 (5-1) A-30 @California............31-38 S-6 Eastern Michigan...42-10 S-13 Florida Atlantic.........17-0 S-20 Notre Dame.............23-7 S-27 @Indiana...............42-29 O-4 Iowa.......................16-13 O-11 @Northwestern............... O-18 Ohio State....................... O-25 @Michigan..................... N-1 Wisconsin....................... N-8 Purdue............................ N-22 @Penn State...................

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

OHIO STATE (5-1) Youngstown State...43-0 Ohio.......................26-14 @USC......................3-35 Troy.......................28-10 Minnesota..............34-21 @Wisconsin..........20-17 Purdue............................ @Michigan State............ Penn State...................... @Northwestern............... @Illinois......................... Michigan.........................

MINNESOTA (5-1) Northern Illinois.....31-27 @Bowling Green....42-17 Montana State.......35-23 Florida Atlantic.........37-3 @Ohio State..........21-34 Indiana.....................16-7 @Illinois......................... @Purdue......................... Northwestern.................. Michigan......................... @Wisconsin................... Iowa................................

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

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

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

#5 Texas vs. #1 Oklahoma

Red River Rivalry Renewed

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

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

As a matter of... FACT

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

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OPINION

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

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

AKRON (3-3)

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

BOWLING GREEN (2-3)

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

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

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

UTEP......................42-17 @Pittsburgh...........16-27 Temple...................30-28 @Missouri..............21-42 @Central Michigan.25-27 Western Michigan........... Army............................... @Ohio............................. Miami (OH)..................... @Akron........................... @Bowling Green............. Kent State.......................

BUFFALO (2-3)

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

West Division

MIAMI (OH) (1-4)

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

OHIO (1-5)

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

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

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

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

TEMPLE (2-4)

BALL STATE (6-0)

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

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

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

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

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

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

CENTRAL MICHIGAN (3-2)

EASTERN MICHIGAN (2-4)

KENT STATE (2-4)

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

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

BOISE STATE (4-0)

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

FRESNO STATE (3-2)

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

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

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

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

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HAWAII (2-3)

TOLEDO (1-4)

WESTERN MICHIGAN (5-1)

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

IDAHO (1-5)

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

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

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

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

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

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

LOUISIANA TECH (2-2)

NEVADA (3-2)

NEW MEXICO STATE (2-2)

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

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

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

UC Davis................ 13-10 @Nebraska............. 12-35 San Diego State..... 35-10 @Stanford.............. 10-23 @Hawaii................. 20-17 Utah State........................ @New Mexico State......... Boise State....................... @Idaho............................ Louisiana Tech................. @Nevada.......................... Fresno State.....................

SAN JOSE STATE (3-2)

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

UTAH STATE (1-4)

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

East Division

NORTHERN ILLINOIS (2-3)

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

CENTRAL FLORIDA (2-3)

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

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

EAST CAROLINA (3-2)

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

MARSHALL (3-3)

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

AIR FORCE (3-2)

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

BYU (5-0)

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

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

West Division

MEMPHIS (3-3)

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

SOUTHERN MISS (2-3)

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......................... @Rice................................. @Memphis......................... UAB.................................... @Central Florida................. East Carolina...................... @SMU................................

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

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

UAB (1-5)

NEW MEXICO (3-3)

COLORADO STATE (3-2)

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

ARKANSAS STATE (3-2)

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

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

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 State.13-14 Troy................................... @Western Kentucky.......... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... North Texas....................... Louisiana-Lafayette........... @Arkansas State............... Florida International..........

FLORIDA ATLANTIC (1-4)

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

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

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

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

SAN DIEGO STATE (1-4)

FLORIDA INT. (2-3)

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

@Kansas..................10-40 @Iowa........................0-42 South Florida.............9-17 @Toledo...................35-16 @North Texas...........42-10 Middle Tennessee State.... @Troy............................... @Louisiana-Lafayette........ Arkansas State.................. Louisiana-Monroe............. @Florida Atlantic............... Western Kentucky.............

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

@Southern Miss......21-51 @Illinois...................17-20 Kent State................44-27 @Kansas State.........37-45 @Louisiana-Monroe.44-35 @North Texas.................... Arkansas State.................. Florida International.......... UTEP................................. @Florida Atlantic............... @Troy............................... Middle Tennessee State....

LOUIS.-LAFAYETTE (2-3)

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 (2-3)

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

RICE (3-3)

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

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

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

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

SMU (1-5)

TCU (5-1)

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

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

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

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

UNLV (3-3)

LOUISIANA-MONROE(1-4)

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

MID TENNESSEE STATE(2-3)

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

Troy..........................17-31 Maryland..................24-14 @Kentucky...............14-20 @Arkansas State......14-31 Florida Atlantic.........14-13 @Florida International....... @Louisville....................... @Mississippi State........... Louisiana-Monroe............. @Western Kentucky.......... North Texas....................... @Louisiana-Lafayette........

TULANE (2-3)

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

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

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

@UAB.....................45-22 @North Texas..........56-26 New Mexico............56-14 Central Arkansas.....62-34 Rice.........................63-28 @SMU.............................. UTEP................................ Central Florida.................. @Arkansas....................... @Houston........................ Tulane.............................. @Marshall........................

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

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

TULSA (5-0)

UTEP (2-3)

UTAH (6-0)

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....................... Colorado State.................. @New Mexico................... TCU.................................. @San Diego State............. BYU..................................

WYOMING (2-4)

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.................................. @TCU............................... San Diego State................ @Tennessee...................... @UNLV............................. Colorado State..................

NORTH TEXAS (0-5)

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 International.10-42 Louisiana-Lafayette........... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... Troy................................... @Western Kentucky.......... @Florida Atlantic............... @Middle Tennessee State. Arkansas State..................

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

@Mid. Tenn. State....31-17 Alcorn State...............65-0 @Ohio State.............10-28 @Oklahoma State....24-55 @Florida Atlantic............... Florida International.......... @North Texas.................... @Louisiana-Monroe.......... Western Kentucky............. @LSU................................ Louisiana-Lafayette........... Arkansas State..................

TROY (2-2)

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powerade previewS Arizona State at #9 USC

Pac-10 Packing It In?

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

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

As a matter of... FACT

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

OPINION

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

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

ARIZONA (4-1) Idaho.......................70-0 Toledo....................41-16 @New Mexico........28-36 @UCLA..................31-10 Washington...........48-14 @Stanford...................... California........................ USC................................ @Washington State........ @Oregon........................ Oregon State.................. Arizona State..................

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

CALIFORNIA (4-1) Michigan State.......38-31 @Washington State.66-3 @Maryland............27-35 Colorado State.........42-7 Arizona State.........24-14 @Arizona........................ UCLA.............................. Oregon............................ @USC............................. @Oregon State............... Stanford.......................... Washington....................

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

KENTUCKY (4-1) @Louisville..............27-2 Norfolk State...........28-3 Middle Tenn State..20-14 Western Kentucky...41-3 @Alabama.............14-17 South Carolina................ Arkansas......................... @Florida......................... @Mississippi State......... Georgia........................... Vanderbilt....................... @Tennessee....................

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

OREGON (4-2) Washington...........44-10 Utah State..............66-24 @Purdue....... 32-26 (OT) Boise State............32-37 @Washington State.63-14 @USC....................10-44 UCLA.............................. @Arizona State............... @California..................... Stanford.......................... Arizona........................... @Oregon State...............

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

UCLA (2-3) Tennessee..... 27-24 (OT) @BYU......................0-59 Arizona..................10-31 Fresno State..........31-36 Washington State....28-3 @Oregon........................ Stanford.......................... @California..................... Oregon State.................. @Washington................. @Arizona State............... USC................................

OREGON STATE (2-3) @Stanford.............28-36 @Penn State..........14-45 Hawaii......................45-7 USC.......................27-21 @Utah....................28-31 Washington State........... @Washington................. Arizona State.................. @UCLA........................... California........................ @Arizona........................ Oregon............................

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

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

STANFORD (3-3) Oregon State.........36-28 @Arizona State......17-41 @TCU....................14-31 San Jose State.......23-10 @Washington........35-28 @Notre Dame........21-28 Arizona........................... @UCLA........................... Washington State........... @Oregon........................ USC................................ @California.....................

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

WASHINGTON (0-5) @Oregon...............10-44 BYU.......................27-28 Oklahoma..............14-55 Stanford.................28-35 @Arizona...............14-48 Oregon State.................. Notre Dame.................... @USC............................. Arizona State.................. UCLA.............................. @Washington State........ @California.....................

WASHINGTON STATE (1-5) A-30 vs. Oklahoma St.*.13-39 S-6 California.................3-66 S-13 @Baylor.................17-45 S-20 Portland State..........48-9 S-27 Oregon...................14-63 O-4 @UCLA....................3-28 O-11 @Oregon State............... O-18 USC................................ N-1 @Stanford...................... N-8 Arizona........................... N-15 @Arizona State............... N-22 Washington.................... N-29 @Hawaii......................... *Seattle (Qwest Field)................

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ARIZONA STATE (2-3) A-30 Northern Arizona...30-13 S-6 Stanford.................41-17 S-13 UNLV............ 20-23 (OT) S-20 Georgia..................10-27 O-4 @California............14-24 O-11 @USC............................. O-25 Oregon............................ N-1 @Oregon State............... N-8 @Washington................. N-15 Washington State........... N-28 UCLA.............................. D-6 @Arizona........................

LSU (4-0) A-30 Appalachian State..41-13 S-13 North Texas.............41-3 S-20 @Auburn...............26-21 S-27 Mississippi State...34-24 O-11 @Florida......................... O-18 @South Carolina............. O-25 Georgia........................... N-1 Tulane............................. N-8 Alabama.......................... N-15 Troy................................ N-28 vs. Arkansas*................. *Little Rock, Ark. (War Memorial Stadium) MISSISSIPPI (3-3) A-30 Memphis...............41-24 S-6 @Wake Forest.......28-30 S-13 Samford.................34-10 S-20 Vanderbilt..............17-23 S-27 @Florida................31-30 O-4 South Carolina.......24-31 O-18 @Alabama...................... O-25 @Arkansas..................... N-1 Auburn............................ N-15 Louisiana-Monroe.......... N-22 @LSU............................. N-28 Mississippi State............ MISSISSIPPI STATE (1-4) A-30 @Louisiana Tech...14-22 S-6 SE Louisiana..........34-10 S-13 Auburn.......................2-3 S-20 @Georgia Tech........7-38 S-27 @LSU....................24-34 O-11 Vanderbilt....................... O-18 @Tennessee.................... O-25 Middle Tennessee State.. N-1 Kentucky......................... N-15 @Alabama...................... N-22 Arkansas......................... N-28 @Mississippi..................

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

SOUTH CAROLINA (4-2) A-28 N.C. State................34-0 S-4 @Vanderbilt...........17-24 S-13 Georgia....................7-14 S-20 Wofford.................23-13 S-27 UAB.......................26-13 O-4 @Mississippi.........31-24 O-11 @Kentucky..................... O-18 LSU................................ N-1 Tennessee....................... N-8 Arkansas......................... N-15 @Florida......................... N-29 @Clemson...................... TENNESSEE (2-3) S-1 @UCLA......... 24-27 (OT) S-13 UAB.........................35-3 S-20 Florida.....................6-30 S-27 @Auburn...............12-14 O-4 Northern Illinois.......13-9 O-11 @Georgia........................ O-18 Mississippi State............ O-25 Alabama.......................... N-1 @South Carolina............. N-8 Wyoming........................ N-22 @Vanderbilt.................... N-29 Kentucky......................... VANDERBILT (5-0) A-28 @Miami (OH)........34-13 S-4 South Carolina.......24-17 S-13 Rice.......................38-21 S-20 @Mississippi.........23-17 O-4 Auburn...................14-13 O-11 @Mississippi State......... O-18 @Georgia........................ O-25 Duke............................... N-8 Florida............................ N-15 @Kentucky..................... N-22 Tennessee....................... N-29 @Wake Forest................

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

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

#3 LSU at #12 Florida

Buckeye Bashers Collide

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

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

As a matter of... FACT

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

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OPINION

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

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Drive To The Title 2008 conference standings

ACC Atlantic Division

Wake Forest Boston College Florida State Maryland Clemson N.C. State

Conference W L 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 0 2

Overall W L 3 1 4 1 4 1 4 2 3 2 2 4

ACC Coastal Division

Virginia Tech Georgia Tech North Carolina Duke Virginia Miami (FL)

Pittsburgh Connecticut West Virginia Cincinnati South Florida Louisville Rutgers Syracuse

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

2 2 1 1 1 0

0 1 1 1 1 2

BIG EAST 2 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1

BIG TEN 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1 1 1 2 2 2

BIG 12 North Division

Missouri Kansas Colorado Kansas State Nebraska Iowa State

Conference W L 1 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 1

BIG 12 South Division

5 4 4 3 2 2

1 1 1 2 3 3

Oklahoma Oklahoma State Texas Texas Tech Baylor Texas A&M

4 5 3 4 5 2 1 1

1 1 2 1 1 2 4 4

Marshall East Carolina Central Florida Memphis Southern Miss UAB

6 5 5 5 5 3 2 2 3 3 2

0 1 1 0 1 2 3 3 2 3 3

Overall W L 5 0 4 1 3 2 3 2 3 2 2 3

1 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 1 1

5 5 5 5 2 2

CONF USA East Division 2 1 1 1 0 0

0 1 1 2 2 2

3 3 2 3 2 1

CONF USA West Division

Tulsa UTEP Houston Rice Tulane SMU

2 2 1 2 1 0

0 0 0 1 1 3

INDEPENDENTS

Notre Dame Navy Western Kentucky Army

W - - - -

L - - - -

0 0 0 0 3 3

3 2 3 3 3 5

5 2 2 3 2 1

0 3 3 3 3 5

W 4 4 2 1

L 1 2 4 4

MAC East Division

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

Conference W L 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 1 0 1 0 2 0 2

MAC West Division

Ball State Western Michigan Central Michigan Northern Illinois Toledo Eastern Michigan Arizona California Oregon Stanford USC Arizona State Oregon State UCLA Washington State Washington

3 3 2 1 1 1

0 0 0 1 1 2

PAC-10 2 2 2 2 1 1 1 1 0 0

0 0 1 1 1 1 1 1 3 3

SEC East Division

Vanderbilt Florida Georgia South Carolina Kentucky Tennessee

3 2 1 1 0 0

0 1 1 2 1 2

Overall W L 3 3 2 3 2 4 2 3 1 4 1 5 1 5 6 5 3 2 1 2

0 1 2 3 4 4

4 4 4 3 3 2 2 2 1 0

1 1 2 3 1 3 3 3 5 5

5 4 4 4 4 2

0 1 1 2 1 3

SEC West Division

Alabama LSU Auburn Mississippi Arkansas Mississippi State

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

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

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

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

Buckeye Game Day

It won’t come this week.

BREAKIN’ IT DOWN

OSU OFFENSE VS. PURDUE DEFENSE

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

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

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

SPECIAL TEAMS

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

Bucksline John Corby

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

Larry Larson

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

Dave Maetzold

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

Advantage: Ohio State

INTANGIBLES

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

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

Matt McCoy

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

Dave Purdy

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

Joel Riley

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

THE WAY WE SEE IT

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

Ohio State 37-17

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CAPITAL (4-0) Adrian........................................34-14 Bye @Heidelberg..............................38-17 Wilmington................................48-28 Marietta.......................................38-6 @Mount Union................................... @John Carroll..................................... Otterbein............................................. Muskingum........................................ @Ohio Northern................................. @Baldwin-Wallace..............................

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

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

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

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

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

Nate Kmic Mount Union Purple Raiders

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

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St. Xavier Cougars at Ohio Dominican Panthers

Panthers Seek Redemption

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

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

Evan Stahl Tight End

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

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This Week’s Question:

Who will be fired first: Browns Coach Romeo Crennel or Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis?

Presents I’m a Browns’ fan through and through. There’s absolutely no doubting that statement. For sure, I live and die with my boys from Cleveland. And I very rarely ever criticize my Browns. But I’m sorry to say this: Coach Romeo Crennel needs to go. Now. I don’t hate the guy whatsoever. I think he’s a great defensive coordinator, as he was with the Browns years back and most recently with New England, where he won a Super Bowl but for whatever reason he hasn’t carried that winning blueprint over to Cleveland. So it’s quite clear that he’s not an NFL head coach. There are so many reasons why, none more so evident than his lack of management skills. I mean, come on! How many more times can the front office bosses witness Crennel screwing up games before they finally can him? Between all the game clock blunders, stupid penalties, flipping a coin to see who starts at quarterback and kick-

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Bill Laub is an optician for Dr. Anthony J. Arnold, O.D., in Upper Sandusky, Ohio. He’s an avid Ohio State Buckeyes’ and Cleveland sports’ fan, which explains the gray in his hair.

ing field goals instead of going for touchdowns (such as toward the end of the Dallas’ game), it’s a wonder we beat the Cincinnati Bungles this year, let alone win 10 games last year! You can certainly cut Crennel a little slack because the Browns have had their share of injuries this season. But every NFL team deals with injuries. So, get over it! Win in spite of those injuries. That’s what NFL coaches are supposed to do, and hopefully our next head honcho will!

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Bengals Coach Marvin Lewis will be unemployed by the end of the month, while Browns boss Romeo Crennel will make it through the season regardless of the team’s record. The Bengals are in utter disarray, as Lewis has slowly lost control of the team since losing to the Steelers in the playoffs three years ago. Off-the-field troubles with several players have made the franchise the laughingstock of the NFL. Despite the embarrassments, Team President Mike Brown has tried to show

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patience with the well-respected Lewis. However, the Bengals have once again become the Bungles in all but one game this season. The team is no longer competitive. Though the Browns are a disappointing 1-3, all of the losses have been against quality competition, including the surprising Baltimore Ravens, which nearly won at Pittsburgh recently. While the team has struggled offensively, the defense has been solid. There is no sense of panic, and the players are firmly behind Romeo. To a man, every member of the organization believes the team will still make the playoffs. Browns General Manager Phil Savage showed patience by not firing Crennel after the team got off to a slow start last season, and he’s not about to get trigger happy now. While I suppose it’s remotely conceivable Crennel could get the ax if the Browns lose six straight games, fact is that he’ll still outlast Lewis, who will never survive what is destined to be at least an 0-8 start.

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“Marvin Lewis should be the first to go because of his players’ inability to stay out of trouble. That problem really hurts his credibility.” Sarah Jacobs Piqua “Both coaches need to go as far as I’m concerned, but if I had to choose the first, I’d go with Romeo Crennel.” Tauain Gordon Columbus “Marvin Lewis is who I will say, but I honestly think they should hold a press conference in Columbus and fire them at the same time.” Brian McLafferty Reynoldsburg

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“Marvin Lewis should be fired first because my dad is a huge Browns fan and he would want me to say that.” Amber Bush London “It will be Romeo Crennel because the Bengals’ ownership is too cheap to fire Marvin Lewis while on contract.” Steve Donahue Reynoldsburg “Marvin Lewis should be fired first. There is way too much negativity within that organization right now.” Dominique Tharp Columbus

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NFL Update

Team Buffalo Bills New England Patriots Miami Dolphins New York Jets

BUFFALO BILLS

Seattle .....................34-10 @Jacksonville .........20-16 Oakland ...................24-23 @St. Louis ..............31-14 @Arizona ................17-41 Bye San Diego ........................ @Miami ........................... New York Jets .................. @New England................. 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 .................. @Miami ........................... Oakland ............................ @Cleveland ...................... @Houston ........................ @New York Giants ........... Philadelphia ..................... @Cincinnati...................... Washington...................... Pittsburgh ........................ @Dallas ............................ Jacksonville .....................

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@Pittsburgh ............17-38 Bye @Tennessee ............12-31 @Jacksonville 27-30 (OT) Indianapolis ............27-31 Miami............................... Detroit .............................. Cincinnati ......................... @Minnesota ..................... Baltimore ......................... @Indianapolis .................. @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 ........................ @New York Jets............... Tampa Bay ....................... @San Diego ..................... New Orleans .................... Buffalo ............................. @Oakland......................... @Denver .......................... San Diego ........................ Miami............................... @Cincinnati......................

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Dallas ......................10-28 Pittsburgh .................6-10 @Baltimore .............10-28 @Cincinnati.............20-12 Bye New York Giants .............. @Washington .................. @Jacksonville .................. Baltimore ......................... Denver ............................. @Buffalo .......................... Houston ........................... Indianapolis ..................... @Tennessee ..................... @Philadelphia .................. Cincinnati ......................... @Pittsburgh .....................

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PITTSBURGH STEELERS

Houston ..................38-17 @Cleveland ...............10-6 @Philadelphia ...........6-15 Baltimore ....... 23-20 (OT) @Jacksonville .........26-21 Bye @Cincinnati...................... New York Giants .............. @Washington .................. Indianapolis ..................... San Diego ........................ Cincinnati ......................... @New England................. Dallas ............................... @Baltimore ...................... @Tennessee ..................... Cleveland .........................

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Denver ....................14-41 @Kansas City ............23-8 @Buffalo .................23-24 San Diego ...............18-28 Bye @New Orleans ................. New York Jets .................. @Baltimore ...................... Atlanta.............................. Carolina............................ @Miami ........................... @Denver .......................... Kansas City ...................... @San Diego ..................... New England .................... Houston ........................... @Tampa Bay ....................

NEW YORK JETS

@Miami ..................20-14 New England ...........10-19 @San Diego ............29-48 Arizona....................56-35 Bye Cincinnati ......................... @Oakland......................... Kansas City ...................... @Buffalo .......................... St. Louis .......................... @New England................. @Tennessee ..................... Denver ............................. @San Francisco ............... Buffalo ............................. @Seattle........................... Miami...............................

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@Tennessee ............10-17 Buffalo ....................16-20 @Indianapolis .........23-21 Houston ......... 30-27 (OT) Pittsburgh ...............21-26 @Denver .......................... Bye Cleveland ......................... @Cincinnati...................... @Detroit........................... Tennessee ........................ Minnesota ........................ @Houston ........................ @Chicago......................... Green Bay ........................ Indianapolis ..................... @Baltimore ......................

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JACKSONVILLE JAGUARS

Chicago ...................13-29 @Minnesota ............18-15 Jacksonville ............21-23 Bye @Houston ...............31-27 Baltimore ......................... @Green Bay ..................... @Tennessee ..................... New England .................... @Pittsburgh ..................... Houston ........................... @San Diego ..................... @Cleveland ...................... Cincinnati ......................... Detroit .............................. @Jacksonville .................. Tennessee ........................

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INDIANAPOLIS COLTS

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CLEVELAND BROWNS

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

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NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS

CINCINNATI BENGALS

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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 ..................... @New England................. Bye Miami............................... @Cleveland ...................... @Atlanta .......................... Oakland ............................ @New York Jets............... Kansas City ...................... @Carolina ........................ Buffalo ............................. @San Diego .....................

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HOUSTON TEXANS

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MIAMI DOLPHINS

Team Pittsburgh Steelers Baltimore Ravens Cleveland Browns Cincinnati Bengals

BALTIMORE RAVENS

AFC SOUTH

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TENNESSEE TITANS

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

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

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

*in London, home game for New Orleans

NFC EAST

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DALLAS COWBOYS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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CAROLINA PANTHERS

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

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

ARIZONA CARDINALS

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ATLANTA FALCONS

NFC WEST

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CHICAGO BEARS

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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ST. LOUIS RAMS

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

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IN THE ZONE

With “The Roadman” Kenny Roda

There’s No Chance Browns Can Be Giant Killers Okay, Browns’ fans. airplane to be grounded at the airport, and the I’m going to be as gentle as I can in saying this: Browns win by forfeit. The New York Giants will blow out the Cleveland To further emphasize the confidence I have Browns on Monday Night Football. in New York clobbering Cleveland: Remember Yes, that might be harsh, but it’s reality, and the Browns playing the Giants on Monday Night you better be able to brace yourself when the Football during the preseason? New York led Giants steamroll the Browns in front of a nation- 30-3 after the first quarter. Just in case you forgot ally televised audience. what preseason football is all about: That was the Even though the Cincinnati Bengals, quite pos- Giants’ one’s versus the Browns’ ones. sibly the worst team in So a similar score the NFL, took the Giants, after the first quarter This is just a flat-out quite possibly the best isn’t out of the realm team in the NFL, right mismatch, and you’ll likely of possibility, even down to the wire weeks though it’s more likely tune out and go to bed ago, there’s absolutely to be the final score. no chance the Browns is just a flatbefore things get really ugly, out This can match the Bengals’ mismatch, and improbable effort. you’ll likely tune out and embarrassing, for the No way. No how. and go to bed before Cleveland Browns. Even though it’s at things get really ugly, home, the Browns are and embarrassing, for rested from their bye the Cleveland Browns. week and had two weeks to prepare, it just isn’t And now let’s tune into a team that actually going to happen. has a chance at winning this weekend. That team Well, let me take that back. is the Ohio State Buckeyes. Cleveland can pull off the miracle upset. What And I must say Terrelle Pryor showed me a will need to happen, though, is for the Giants’ lot last week. He didn’t play all that well for three

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

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

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Kenny Roda

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.

quarters, but when OSU needed him the most, Pryor engineered an 80-yard scoring drive late in the fourth quarter to get an impressive road win at Wisconsin. To be perfectly honest with you, I can’t remember the last time OSU won at Camp Randall. And OSU’s freshman quarterback pulled it off, capped by his 11-yard scoring jaunt. Yes, he’s something else, as few athletes out there can do what Pryor did in having selective amnesia about the first three and a half quarters and coming through when the “special” ones do. With Purdue coming up this week, I see Pryor and company getting that offense rolling. As Coach Jim Tressel says, you need a balanced offensive attack – 200 yards rushing and 200 passing. So I see Pryor throwing a lot more against Purdue to get that “balance” in what will be a 42-14 Buckeye win.

With Gregg Doyel

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

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Cats & Dawgs GREGG DOYEL

Kenny Roda

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

“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.

cincinnati

AT

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

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Jets. The New York J-E-T-S, Jets, Jets, Jets, and QB Brett Favre in a blowout.

AT

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

ny jets

cleveland

Giants. On the road. On Monday Night Football. No big deal for the Super Bowl champs.

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

carolina

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Buccaneers. When in doubt, go with the home team, in a game in which I have neither insight nor interest. Did I say that out loud?

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Broncos. Not sure if you can call it an upset, but Denver upsets Jacksonville as the Jaguars will still be hurting from last week’s Sunday night slugfest with Pittsburgh.

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

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Panthers. This surprisingly is a good game. I’ll go with the hot hand of QB Jake Delhomme and his dynamic backfield duo of DeAngelo Williams and Jonathan Stewart.

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Broncos. While Denver’s Jay Cutler (a diabetic) has his blood-sugar level under control, squatty Jags QB David Garrard is two cupcakes short of 300 pounds.

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san diego

Chargers. This once looked like a preview of the AFC Championship. Now it’s virtually a meaningless game. It’s at San Diego. And, no Tom Brady equals no victory for the Pats.

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Browns Game Day

Scouting Report: The New York Giants

by marty gItlin

Underdog Browns Look To Slay Giants Browns fans examining the 2008 Giants Coach schedule as the season approached Tom Coughlin cringed at the thought of just about every opponent from Week 5 through Week 14. The Giants are Cringe No. 1 on that list. The defending Super Bowl champions have opened the season playing like, well, defending Super Bowl champions. And a Browns team that was considered a Super Bowl contender has performed like the Browns of recent past. Which isn’t a good thing. The Giants were dismissed by many as simply a team that got hot at the right time in 2007, but folks are finally figuring out that this is a legitimate championship team competing and winning in the toughest division in football. They are arguably the most balanced group in the NFL these days, especially since the loss of quarterback Tom Brady has significantly weakened the once-formidable New England offense. The Browns must play well in all phases of the game to have a shot here. And that means responding to the challenge with their best performance of the year.

BROWNS OFFENSE VS. GIANTS DEFENSE

The long-awaited debut of wide receiver Donte Stallworth in a Cleveland uniform is far more significant than just the infusion of a Giants Quarterback weapon to a suffering passEli Manning ing game. It will also stretch defenses that have been allowed to play only the short routes and key almost exclusively on Braylon Edwards. The return of Stallworth from a quad injury gives the Browns an impressive triumvirate that includes Edwards and tight end Kellen Winslow. But will it matter if the 2008 version of quarterback Derek Anderson shows up rather than last year’s? His deterioration, which began late last year and has accelerated through this season, has been a mystery. One explanation is that defenses have taken away the long pass, which is his forte. Anderson certainly is inaccurate and mistake-prone in the short game. In the win at Cincinnati, the Browns figured out that their surest road to success is cramming the ball into the gut of featured back Jamal Lewis. But a Giants front seven that features such talent as linemen Justin Tuck and Fred Robbins and linebacker Antonio Pierce will be difficult to run against. A Cleveland offensive line that earned a reputation as one of the premier quintets in football last year must again prove itself by opening up holes for Lewis and keeping a fierce pass rush away from Anderson. 28

This game will provide an opportunity for the Browns to gain tremendous confidence and push their way back into contention in a weak and injury-riddled AFC North. And it’s the ever-so-talented Cleveland offense that must lead the way, in spite of performing so poorly thus far this season. ADVANTAGE: Giants

GIANTS OFFENSE VS. BROWNS DEFENSE

New York Giants at Cleveland Browns When: Monday, October 13 Where: Cleveland Browns Stadium TV: ESPN Time: 8:30 p.m. EST Series: Browns lead 26-20-2 Last Meeting: 2004, Giants won 27-10 in New York

MARTY MAKES THE CALL

If someone had dared to claim the Browns They say football is defense would be more effective than their offense in 2008, he would have been carted off a game of emotion. And quite often, the team that to the old rubber-padded room. But four games into the season, that is feels a greater need for a victory winds up earning without question the case. That is more a condemnation of the it. That would give the offense than anything else, but the defense has edge to the Browns, who certainly improved. Nose tackle Shaun Rogers must triumph to hang has spearheaded a resurgent run defense while second-year cornerbacks Brandon McDonald around in the AFC playoff and Eric Wright haven’t been beaten deep race. On the other hand, all since a torching by Dallas’ Tony Romo and the emotion and drive in Terrell Owens. The Giants, however, will provide by far the world can’t overcome the strongest challenge the Browns have faced a deficiency in talent and since the drubbing by the Cowboys in Week cohesiveness. And that’s 1. Eli Manning not only engineered the drive where the Giants have a to a Super Bowl title last year, but he has blos- distinct advantage. What do I make of it? somed into a Pro Bowl caliber quarterback. Sorry, Browns fans, but… He has no shortage of weapons. Plaxico GIANTS 26-20 Burress, who will return from a team suspension in time for this Monday night clash, is among the most consistent and explosive wide receivers in the game. And the one-two backfield punch of Brandon Jacobs and Derrick Ward supplements the passing game quite well. Ward, in fact, was averaging an impressive 6.8 yards a carry through his team’s first three games. Like their defensive teammates, the Giants offense is deep and talented. The Browns simply can’t put pressure on their struggling offense by allowing New York to score at will. That would certainly spell doom. ADVANTAGE: Giants

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Giants Wide Receiver Plaxico Burress

SPECIAL TEAMS

The Giants are downright ancient in their kicking game, but old John Carney is as accurate as ever in booting those field goals. Punter Jeff Feagles doesn’t have the leg he once did, however. Veteran Cleveland placekicker Phil Dawson is certainly no slouch. In fact, he’s a bit like fine wine in that he seems to be improving with age. Punter Dave Zastudil has been quite inconsistent, though. Young Domenic Hixon has shown a great talent as a punt returner and Ahmad Bradshaw is OK returning kickoffs. All-purpose Browns returner Josh Cribbs is healthy again and remains one of the best all-around special teams players in the NFL. SLIGHT ADVANTAGE: Browns

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Bengals Game Day

Scouting Report: The New York Jets

by mArty gitlin

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

BENGALS OFFENSE VS. JETS DEFENSE

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

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

JETS OFFENSE VS. BENGALS DEFENSE

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

MARTY MAKES THE CALL

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

JETS 32-21

SPECIAL TEAMS

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

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High School Scoreboard CENTRAL OHIO

division I A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

BROOKHAVEN (6-1)

Chillicothe . . . . . . . . . . . .14-7 @Hilliard Davidson. . . . .21-24 @Chaminade-Julienne . . .37-9 @Whetstone . . . . . . . . . .30-7 Linden McKinley . . . . . . .75-8 @Centennial . . . . . . . . . . .56-0 Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . . . .13-6 @Columbus East . . . . . . . . . . Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mifflin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CENTRAL CROSSING (0-7)

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

Pickerington North . . . . .12-14 @Whetstone . . . . . . . . . .7-42 @Teays Valley . . . . . . . .14-27 @Dublin Coffman. . . . . . .0-27 Hilliard Darby . . . . . . . . . .7-45 Hilliard Davidson . . . . . . .0-38 @Upper Arlington . . . . . .0-35 @Worthington Kilbourne . . . . Thomas Worthington . . . . . . . @Westland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

DUBLIN COFFMAN (7-0)

@Olentangy Liberty . . . . .10-7 Lima Senior . . . . . . . . . . .35-7 @Westerville Central . . . .49-0 Central Crossing . . . . . . .27-0 @Westland . . . . . . . . . . . .55-0 Thomas Worthington . . . .49-6 @Hilliard Darby . . . . . . . .10-3 Hilliard Davidson . . . . . . . . . . @Worthington Kilbourne . . . . Upper Arlington . . . . . . . . . . .

GAHANNA LINCOLN (4-3)

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

Mifflin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-0 @Upper Arlington . . . . . .7-42 Glenville . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-31 Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-7 @Lancaster . . . . . . . . . .26-18 @Pickerington Central7-40(OT) Pickerington North . . . . .31-28 @Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Reynoldsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . @Groveport-Madison. . . . . . .

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

Dublin Scioto . . . . . . . . . .0-27 @Worthington Kilbourne .7-22 @Hilliard Davidson. . . . . .0-15 @Reynoldsburg . . . . . . .14-13 Groveport-Madison . . . . .14-7 @Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . . .7-0 Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . . . . . . @Pickerington Central . . . . . . Pickerington North . . . . . . . . .

GROVE CITY (4-3)

GROVEPORT-MADISON (2-5)

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

vs. Wor. Kilbourne . . . . .25-35 @Marysville . . . . . . . . . .20-25 @Dublin Jerome . . . . . . .27-7 Pickerington North . . . . . . .0-9 @Grove City . . . . . . . . . . .7-14 Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-6 @Pickerington Central . .21-49 Reynoldsburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . @Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Buckeye Valley . . . . . .17-14 @Olentangy . . . . . . . . . .21-24 Olentangy Liberty . . .22-28 OT @Franklin Heights . . . . . .37-6 Mount Vernon . . . . . . . . .28-7 Watkins Memorial . . . . .41-14 @Big Walnut . . . . . . . . .21-36 Jonathan Alder . . . . . . . . . . . . New Albany . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Olentangy Orange . . . . . . . .

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

HAYES (4-3)

HILLIARD DARBY (4-3)

Marietta . . . . . . . . . . . . .53-14 @Dublin Jerome . . . . . .42-28 Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-0 Worthington Kilbourne. .21-28 @Central Crossing . . . . . .45-7 Upper Arlington . . . . . . .14-24 Dublin Coffman . . . . . . . .3-10 @Thomas Worthington . . . . . Westland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hilliard Davidson. . . . . . . . .

HILLIARD DAVIDSON (7-0)

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

@Westerville South . . . . .35-0 Brookhaven . . . . . . . . . .24-21 Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . .15-0 Westland . . . . . . . . . . . . .58-0 @Thomas Worthington . .35-7 @Central Crossing . . . . . .38-0 Worthington Kilbourne. .17-10 @Dublin Coffman. . . . . . . . . . @Upper Arlington . . . . . . . . . Hilliard Darby . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-35 H.D. Woodson (D.C.) . . .42-35 Columbus Independence .37-6 @Pickerington Central . . .0-31 Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . .18-26 Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-7 @Reynoldsburg . . . . . . . .20-7 Pickerington North . . . . . . . . . Groveport-Madison . . . . . . . . @Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

LANCASTER (3-4)

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 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

MARION HARDING (0-7)

Marysville. . . . . . . . . . . . .0-41 Elyria . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-36 @Mansfield Senior . . . . .24-34 St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . .7-29 @Admiral King . . . . . . . . .7-41 Findlay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-45 @Napoleon . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Fremont Ross . . . . . . . . . . . @Sandusky . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lima Senior . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MARYSVILLE (5-2)

@Marion Harding . . . . . . .41-0 Groveport-Madison . . . .25-20 @Bellefontaine . . . . . . . . .35-7 @Olentangy Liberty . . . .21-28 Olentangy . . . . . . . . . . . .21-24 Westerville Central 26-23 (OT) @Westerville South . . . .24-14 Dublin Jerome . . . . . . . . . . . . Westerville North . . . . . . . . . . @Dublin Scioto . . . . . . . . . . .

MOUNT VERNON (1-6)

@Lexington . . . . . . . . . . .7-49 Wooster . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-28 Mansfield Madison. . . . .13-27 Olentangy Orange . . . . .22-20 @Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Franklin Heights . . . . .14-28 Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-33 @Watkins Memorial . . . . . . . . Big Walnut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @New Albany. . . . . . . . . . . . .

NEWARK (1-6)

Zanesville . . . . . . . . . . . .14-30 Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-21 @Thomas Worthington .19-13 @Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . .7-45 Reynoldsburg. . . . . . . . . .3-10 @Groveport-Madison. . . .6-20 @Grove City . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 Pickerington Central. . . . . . . . @Pickerington North . . . . . . . Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

OLENTANGY (5-2)

A-22 @Thomas Worthington .26-21 A-29 Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .24-21 S-5 Big Walnut . . . . . . . . . . .17-14 S-12 Dublin Scioto . . . . 31-24 (OT) S-19 @Marysville . . . . . . . . . .24-21 S-26 vs. Olentangy Liberty* . .16-21 O-3 Dublin Jerome . . . . . . . .19-28 O-10 @Westerville Central . . . . . . . O-17 Westerville South . . . . . . . . . . O-24 @Westerville North . . . . . . . . *Columbus (Crew Stadium)

division II PICKERINGTON CENTRAL (7-0)

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

@Upper Arlington . . . . . .23-6 @Springfield North . . . . .21-0 Westerville North . . . . . . .41-0 Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-0 @Pickerington North . . . .38-7 Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . . .40-7 Groveport-Madison . . . .49-21 @Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Reynoldsburg . . . . . . . . . . .

PICKERINGTON NORTH (4-3)

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

@Central Crossing . . . . .14-12 Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-35 Mifflin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-12 @Groveport-Madison. . . . .9-0 Pickerington Central. . . . .7-38 Reynoldsburg. . . . . . . . .27-14 @Gahanna Lincoln . . . . .28-31 @Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Dublin Jerome . . . . . . . . .0-28 @Lebanon . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-7 @Bishop Watterson . . . . .7-24 Grove City . . . . . . . . . . .13-14 @Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-3 @Pickerington North . . .13-27 Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-20 @Groveport-Madison. . . . . . . @Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . . . . . Pickerington Central. . . . . . . .

REYNOLDSBURG (1-6)

THOMAS WORTHINGTON (1-6)

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

Olentangy . . . . . . . . . . . .21-26 Olentangy Liberty . . . . . .20-26 Newark . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-19 @Upper Arlington . . . . .10-55 Hilliard Davidson . . . . . . .7-35 @Dublin Coffman. . . . . . .6-49 @Westland . . . . . . . . . . .21-10 Hilliard Darby . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Central Crossing . . . . . . . . . Worthington Kilbourne. . . . . .

UPPER ARLINGTON (6-1)

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

Pickerington Central. . . . .6-23 Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . . .42-7 @Findlay . . . . . . . . . . . .41-34 Thomas Worthington . . . .34-9 @Worthington Kilbourne .34-9 @Hilliard Darby . . . . . . .24-14 Central Crossing . . . . . . .35-0 @Westland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hilliard Davidson . . . . . . . . . . @Dublin Coffman. . . . . . . . . .

WESTERVILLE CENTRAL (0-7)

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

@Big Walnut . . . . . . . . . .2-31 @New Albany. . . . . . . . . .0-21 Dublin Coffman . . . . . . . .0-49 @Westerville South . . . . .0-41 Westerville North . . . . . .17-21 @Marysville . . . . . 23-26 (OT) Dublin Scioto . . . . . . . . . .7-43 Olentangy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Olentangy Liberty . . . . . . . . Dublin Jerome . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTERVILLE NORTH (2-5)

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

New Albany . . . . . . . . . .34-17 @Marion-Franklin. . . . . . . .6-7 @Pickerington Central . . .0-41 Dublin Jerome . . . . . . . .13-14 @Westerville Central . . .21-17 Dublin Scioto . . . . . . . . .16-17 @Olentangy Liberty . . . .14-17 Westerville South . . . . . . . . . . @Marysville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olentangy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Hilliard Davidson . . . . . . .0-35 Bishop Watterson . . . . . .3-15 @Clayton Northmont . . .12-42 Westerville Central . . . . . .41-0 @Dublin Scioto . . . . . . .24-20 @Dublin Jerome . . . . . .54-38 Marysville. . . . . . . . . . . .14-24 @Westerville North . . . . . . . . @Olentangy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Olentangy Liberty . . . . . . . . . .

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

Watkins Memorial . . . . . .7-28 John Marshall . . . . . . . .30-20 @Walnut Ridge . . . . . . .18-42 @Hilliard Davidson. . . . . .0-58 Dublin Coffman . . . . . . . .0-55 @Worthington Kilbourne17-45 Thomas Worthington . . .10-21 Upper Arlington . . . . . . . . . . . @Hilliard Darby . . . . . . . . . . . Central Crossing . . . . . . . . . .

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

BISHOP WATTERSON (4-3)

@Willoughby South . . . .23-29 @Westerville South . . . . .15-3 Reynoldsburg. . . . . . . . . .24-7 @Winton Woods . . . . . .28-13 Benedictine . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 Steubenville . . . . . . . . . . .0-14 St. Francis DeSales . . . .17-21 De La Salle Collegiate (Mich.) @St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cardinal Mooney . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Whetstone . . . . . . . . . . . .6-41 Franklin Heights . . . . . . . .6-27 @Hilliard Darby . . . . . . . .0-48 Eastmoor Academy . . . . .0-50 @Columbus Indep . . . . . .0-34 South Urban Academy . . .33-8 @Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . .13-6 @Marion-Franklin. . . . . . . . . . Africentric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Columbus West . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Bishop Hartley . . . . . . .6-63 Africentric . . . . . . . . . . . .0-38 @Columbus Crusaders . .6-39 @Mifflin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-26 Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-34 Brookhaven . . . . . . . . . . .0-56 @Columbus East . . . . . .12-46 Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Linden McKinley . . . . . . . . . Whetstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

WESTLAND (1-6)

WOR. KILBOURNE (5-2)

vs. Groveport-Madison .35-25 Grove City . . . . . . . . . . . .22-7 @Dublin Scioto . . . . . . . .30-0 @Hilliard Darby . . . . . . .28-21 Upper Arlington . . . . . . . .9-34 Westland . . . . . . . . . . . .45-17 @Hilliard Davidson. . . . .10-17 Central Crossing . . . . . . . . . . Dublin Coffman . . . . . . . . . . . @Thomas Worthington . . . . .

@Whitehall-Yearling. . . . .42-0 @Teays Valley . . . . . . . . .46-0 @St. Charles . . . . . . . . .30-13 Linden McKinley . . . . . . .70-0 Mifflin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-0 Columbus East . . . . . . . . .67-6 @Brookhaven. . . . . . . . . .6-13 @Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Whetstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-25

WESTERVILLE SOUTH (3-4)

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

BEECHCROFT (6-1)

BRIGGS (2-5)

CENTENNIAL (0-7)

COLUMBUS INDEPENDENCE (6-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Harvest Preparatory . .52-26 Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-7 @Lancaster . . . . . . . . . . .6-37 @South Urban Academy .52-8 Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-0 @Africentric . . . . . . . . . .47-24 @Columbus West . . . . .70-23 Eastmoor Academy . . . . . . . . Marion-Franklin . . . . . . . . . . . Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 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 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

COLUMBUS WEST (1-6)

@Paint Valley . . . . . . . . .32-41 Columbus East . . . . . . . . .14-0 @Franklin Heights . . . . .13-33 Africentric . . . . . . . . . . .21-32 Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . . .17-45 @Marion-Franklin. . . . . .17-49 Columbus Independence23-70 @South Urban Academy . . . . @Eastmoor Academy . . . . . . . Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

DUBLIN JEROME (4-3)

@Reynoldsburg . . . . . . . .28-0 Hilliard Darby . . . . . . . . .28-42 Groveport-Madison . . . . .7-27 @Westerville North . . . .14-13 Olentangy Liberty . . . . . .14-10 Westerville South . . . . . .38-54 @Olentangy . . . . . . . . . .28-19 @Marysville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Dublin Scioto . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Westerville Central . . . . . . .

DUBLIN SCIOTO (3-4)

@Grove City . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 Toledo Central Catholic .14-21 Worthington Kilbourne. . .0-30 @Olentangy . . . . . . . . . .21-34 Westerville South . . . . . .20-24 @Westerville North . . . .17-16 @Westerville Central . . . .43-7 Olentangy Liberty . . . . . . . . . . @Dublin Jerome . . . . . . . . . . Marysville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FRANKLIN HEIGHTS (4-3)

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

Bishop Ready . . . . . . . . . .0-47 @Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-6 Columbus West . . . . . . .33-13 Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-37 @Waverly . . . . . . . . . . . .49-27 Mount Vernon . . . . . . . .28-14 New Albany . . . . . . . . . .13-52 @Olentangy Orange . . . . . . . . Watkins Memorial . . . . . . . . . @Big Walnut . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP (4-3)

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

@Madison Plains . . . . . . .17-7 @Johnstown Northridge .24-8 Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-31 @Fairfield Union . . . . . . .7-33 Bloom-Carroll. . . . . . . . .26-10 Logan Elm . . . . . . . . . . .10-29 @Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . .7-3 Amanda-Clearcreek . . . . . . . . Canal Winchester . . . . . . . . . . @Teays Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .

MARION-FRANKLIN (7-0)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Trotwood-Madison . . .27-25 Westerville North . . . . . . . .7-6 @Northland . . . . . . . . . . .34-6 @Walnut Ridge . . . . . . .27-20 Africentric . . . . . . . . . . . .48-8 Columbus West . . . . . . .49-17 @Eastmoor Academy . . . .35-6 Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Columbus Independence . . South Urban Academy . . . . . .

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

@Westerville North . . . .17-34 Westerville Central . . . . . .21-0 @St. Francis DeSales . . . .7-28 Notre Dame-Cath Latin .35-13 @Watkins Memorial . . . . .20-6 Olentangy Orange . . . . .30-21 @Franklin Heights . . . . .52-13 Big Walnut . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Cleveland Heights . . . . .19-28 @Col. Independence . . . .7-26 Marion-Franklin . . . . . . . .6-34 @Columbus East . . . . . . .9-12 @Centennial . . . . . . . . . . .34-0 Mifflin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 @Whetstone . . . . . . . . . .17-7 Linden McKinley . . . . . . . . . . @Brookhaven. . . . . . . . . . . . . Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Shawnee . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @St. John’s Jesuit . . . . .31-17 New Albany . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 @Anderson . . . . . . . . . .38-17 @Findlay . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-7 St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . .20-10 @Bishop Watterson . . . .21-17 Erie Cathedral Prep (Pa.) . . . . La Salle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Benedictine . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Westfall . . . . . . . . . . . .35-14 Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . . . .0-46 Central Crossing . . . . . .27-14 @Canal Winchester . . . . .7-14 Fairfield Union . . . . . . . .32-34 @Bloom-Carroll . . . . . . .35-14 Logan Elm . . . . . . . . . . .20-28 @Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Amanda-Clearcreek . . . . . . . Hamilton Township . . . . . . . .

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

@River View. . . . . . . . . .50-26 John Glenn. . . . . . . . . . . .42-0 Maysville . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-7 @West Muskingum . . . .49-20 @Philo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-7 Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 Sheridan. . . . . . . . . . . . .21-22 @Crooksville . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Lexington . . . . . . . . . . . . @Uniontown Lake . . . . . . . . .

A-22 Dublin Coffman . . . . . . . .7-10 A-29 @Thomas Worthington .26-20 S-5 @Hayes . . . . . . . . . .28-22 OT S-12 Marysville. . . . . . . . . . . .28-21 S-19 @Dublin Jerome . . . . . .10-14 S-26 vs. Olentangy . . . . . . . . .21-16 O-3 Westerville North . . . . . .17-14 O-10 @Dublin Scioto . . . . . . . . . . . O-17 Westerville Central . . . . . . . . . O-24 @Westerville South . . . . . . . . *Columbus (Crew Stadium)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@St. Charles . . . . . . . . .20-26 @Mifflin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-0 Westland . . . . . . . . . . . .42-18 Marion-Franklin . . . . . . .20-27 @Columbus West . . . . .45-17 Eastmoor Academy . . . . .6-14 Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-13 @Africentric . . . . . . . . . . . . . . South Urban Academy . . . . . . @Columbus Independence . .

ST. CHARLES (4-3)

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

@Westland . . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 @Licking Heights . . . . . .14-41 Fairfield Union . . . . . . . .28-20 @Big Walnut . . . . . . . . . .7-34 New Albany . . . . . . . . . . .6-20 @Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-41 Olentangy Orange . . . . .14-28 Mount Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . . @Franklin Heights . . . . . . . . . St. Charles . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-6 Central Crossing . . . . . . .42-7 @South Urban Academy .60-6 Brookhaven . . . . . . . . . . .7-34 Columbus East . . . . . . . .44-14 @Linden McKinley . . . . . .49-7 Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-17 Mifflin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Newark . . . . . . . . . . . .30-14 Licking Valley . . . . . . . . .13-35 Wheeling Park (W.Va.) . . .7-26 Chillicothe . . . . . . . . . . .21-24 Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-3 @Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-16 @St. Charles . . . . . . . . . .3-28 Marietta . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Gallia Academy . . . . . . . . . . @Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

NEW ALBANY (5-2)

NORTHLAND (3-4)

OLENTANGY LIBERTY (5-2)

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

Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . . .26-20 Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-28 Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . . .13-30 @Marion Harding . . . . . . .29-7 Sandusky . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-0 @St. Francis DeSales . . .10-20 Zanesville . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-3 Bye . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Watterson . . . . . . . . . @Watkins Memorial . . . . . . . .

division III BEXLEY (4-3)

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

Canal Winchester . . . . . . .7-28 @St. Charles . . . . . . . . .28-18 @Bishop Hartley . . . . . .21-38 @Licking Valley . . . . . . . .0-34 Whitehall-Yearling . . . . .20-10 Granville . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-17 @Hebron Lakewood . . . . .27-6 Newark Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . @Columbus Academy . . . . . . Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Westerville Central . . . . . .31-2 Chillicothe . . . . . . . . . . .20-24 @Olentangy . . . . . . . . . .14-17 Watkins Memorial . . . . . .34-7 @Olentangy Orange . . . . .28-7 Bishop Tonnos (Canada) .55-7 Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .36-21 @New Albany. . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mount Vernon . . . . . . . . . . . Franklin Heights . . . . . . . . . . .

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

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BIG WALNUT (5-2)

BUCKEYE VALLEY (4-3)

Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-17 Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39-12 @Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . .22-35 Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-0 River Valley . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 @Cardington-Lincoln . . .21-28 @Northmor . . . . . . . . . . .48-7 Sparta Highland . . . . . . . . . . . @Mount Gilead . . . . . . . . . . . @North Union . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

CAMBRIDGE (2-5)

@Holy Name . . . . . . . . .14-24 Marietta . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-27 @Licking Valley . . . . . . . .7-49 @Maple Heights . . . . . . .13-33 River View . . . . . . . . . . .58-21 @Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-69 Coshocton . . . . . . . . . . .34-48 New Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . @Uhrichsville Claymont . . . . . Meadowbrook . . . . . . . . . . . .

CANAL WINCHESTER (7-0)

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

@Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-7 Hebron Lakewood . . . . .38-21 @Whitehall-Yearling . . . . .42-0 Teays Valley . . . . . . . . . . .14-7 @Circleville . . . . . . . . . . .24-0 Fairfield Union . . . . . . . .20-16 @Amanda-Clearcreek . . . .21-7 Bloom-Carroll. . . . . . . . . . . . . @Hamilton Township . . . . . . . Logan Elm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Brookhaven. . . . . . . . . .7-14 @Big Walnut . . . . . . . . .24-20 Sheridan. . . . . . . . . . . . .14-34 @Zanesville . . . . . . . . . .24-21 @Portsmouth. . . . . . . . .34-14 Ironton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-9 Gallia Academy . . . . . . . .41-0 @Jackson. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Logan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CHILLICOTHE (5-2)

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-6 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

CIRCLEVILLE (1-6)

@Miami Trace . . . . . . . . 0-37) @Washington CH . . . . . .27-13 Westfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-27 @Logan Elm. . . . . . . . . . .0-21 Canal Winchester . . . . . . .0-24 @Amanda-Clearcreek . . . .7-17 Hamilton Township . . . . . .3-7 Teays Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fairfield Union . . . . . . . . . . Bloom-Carroll. . . . . . . . . . . . .

COLUMBUS EAST (3-4)

Eastmoor Academy . . . .14-40 Columbus West . . . . . . . .0-14 @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-26 Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-9 @Whetstone . . . . . . . . .14-44 @Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . .6-67 Centennial . . . . . . . . . . .46-12 Brookhaven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Mifflin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Linden McKinley . . . . . . . . .

EASTMOOR ACADEMY (6-1)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Columbus East . . . . . .40-14 Whitehall-Yearling . . . . . .62-7 Harvest Preparatory . . . . .40-7 @Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50-0 South Urban Academy . . .60-0 @Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . .14-6 Marion-Franklin . . . . . . . .6-35 @Columbus Independence . . Columbus West . . . . . . . . . . . @Africentric . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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-13 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

FAIRFIELD UNION (3-4)

New Lexington . . . . . . . . .6-31 Liberty Union . . . . . . . . . .7-27 @Watkins Memorial . . . .20-28 Hamilton Township . . . . .33-7 @Teays Valley . . . . . . . .34-32 @Canal Winchester . . . .16-20 Bloom-Carroll. . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Logan Elm. . . . . . . . . . . . . . Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Amanda-Clearcreek . . . . . . .

GRANVILLE (5-2)

@Johnstown-Monroe . .35-23 Utica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-7 Grandview Heights . . . . . .49-7 @Newark Catholic . . . . . .42-0 Columbus Academy . . . . .38-6 @Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-20 @Licking Valley . . . . . . .28-48 Whitehall-Yearling . . . . . . . . . @Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hebron Lakewood . . . . . . . . .

HEBRON LAKEWOOD (0-7)

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

West Muskingum . . . . . . .7-18 @Canal Winchester . . . .21-38 @Johnstown Northridge .7-30 Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-26 Newark Catholic . . . . . . . .6-21 @Columbus Academy . . .2-20 Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-27 Licking Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Whitehall-Yearling. . . . . . . . @Granville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

JOHN GLENN (5-2)

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

Barnesville . . . . . . . . . . .27-21 @Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .0-42 Crooksville . . . . . . . . . . . .25-0 @Maysville. . . . . . . . . . . .34-3 West Muskingum . . . . . .28-21 @Sheridan . . . . . . . . . . .24-28 Philo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-7 @New Lexington . . . . . . . . . . Martins Ferry . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Walsh Jesuit . . . . . . . . .14-48 @Zanesville . . . . . . . . . .35-13 Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . .49-7 Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-0 @Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-17 @Whitehall-Yearling. . . . .69-0 Granville . . . . . . . . . . . . .48-28 @Hebron Lakewood . . . . . . . . @Newark Catholic . . . . . . . . . Columbus Academy . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-6 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

LICKING VALLEY (6-1)

LINDEN MCKINLEY (2-5)

Columbus Academy . . . . .0-48 South Urban Academy . .21-14 @Taft . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-30 @Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . .0-70 @Brookhaven. . . . . . . . . .8-75 Whetstone . . . . . . . . . . . .7-49 @Mifflin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-8 @Northland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus East . . . . . . . . . . . .

LOGAN ELM (7-0)

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

Washington CH . . . . . . . .27-6 Westfall . . . . . . . . . . . . .32-28 @Zane Trace . . . . . . . . .41-17 Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-0 Amanda-Clearcreek . . . . .21-7 @Hamilton Township . . .29-10 @Teays Valley . . . . . . . .28-20 Fairfield Union . . . . . . . . . . . . @Bloom-Carroll . . . . . . . . . . . @Canal Winchester . . . . . . . .

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

@Adena . . . . . . . . 27-29 (OT) Unioto . . . . . . . . . . . . . .45-14 Paint Valley . . . . . . . . . . .9-18 London. . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-45 Madison Plains . . . . . . . .0-28 @Washington CH . . . . . .31-22 Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . .16-54 @Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . @Jonathan Alder . . . . . . . . . . @Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . . .37-0 @Wilmington . . . . . . . . .35-21 Tecumseh. . . . . . . . . . . . .3-38 @Jonathan Alder . . . . . .10-48 Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . .6-34 @Madison Plains . . . . . .21-19 @London . . . . . . . . . . . .19-29 McClain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Washington CH . . . . . . . . . .

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MCCLAIN (2-5)

MIAMI TRACE (3-4)

MIFFLIN (1-6)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Gahanna Lincoln . . . . . .0-52 Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . . . .0-32 @Pickerington north . . .12-30 Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . .26-6 @Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . .0-54 @Northland . . . . . . . . . . .0-27 Linden McKinley . . . . . . .8-14 @Whetstone . . . . . . . . . . . . . Columbus East . . . . . . . . . . . . @Brookhaven. . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

North Union . . . . . . . . . . .7-47 Crooksville . . . . . . . . . . .14-24 @West Muskingum . . . . .0-21 New Lexington . . . . . . . . .7-68 @Wheeling C.C. (W.Va.) 13-43 @Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .0-48 Maysville . . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 @Sheridan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Philo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . John Glenn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Licking Heights . . . . . . . .0-27 Warren . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-0 @New Lexington . . . . . .14-44 @Sheridan . . . . . . . . . . . .0-40 Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-27 @Maysville. . . . . . . . . . .17-14 @John Glenn . . . . . . . . . .7-20 West Muskingum . . . . . . . . . . @Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crooksville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MORGAN (1-6)

PHILO (2-5)

ST. FRANCIS DESALES (7-0)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25

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

SHERIDAN (7-0)

Bellaire . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49-14 @Maysville. . . . . . . . . . . .54-7 @Chillicothe . . . . . . . . . .34-14 Philo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .40-0 @Crooksville . . . . . . . . .42-10 John Glenn. . . . . . . . . . .28-24 @Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . .22-21 Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Muskingum . . . . . . . . New Lexington . . . . . . . . . . . .

SOUTH URBAN ACADEMY (0-7)

A-23 @Aiken. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-26 A-29 @Linden McKinley . . . . .14-21 S-5 Whetstone* . . . . . . . . . . .6-60 S-12 @Columbus Ind . . . . . . . .8-52 S-21 @Eastmoor Academy . . . .0-60 S-26 @Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-33 O-3 Africentric* . . . . . . . . . . .0-57 O-10 Columbus West* . . . . . . . . . . O-17 @Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . O-24 @Marion-Franklin. . . . . . . . . . *home games played @Africentric . A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

WASHINGTON CH (1-6)

@Logan Elm. . . . . . . . . . .6-27 Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . .13-27 @Adena . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-32 @Madison Plains . . . . . . .7-20 Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6 McClain . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-31 Western Brown . . . . . . . .7-55 @Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . . @London . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

TEAYS VALLEY (3-4)

TRI-VALLEY (6-1)

WALNUT RIDGE (3-4)

WATKINS MEMORIAL (2-5)

WHETSTONE (5-2)

ZANESVILLE (2-5)

WHITEHALL-YEARLING (0-7)

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

Beechcroft . . . . . . . . . . . .0-42 @Eastmoor Academy . . . .7-62 Canal Winchester . . . . . . .0-42 @Columbus Academy . . .7-41 @Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-20 Licking Valley . . . . . . . . . .0-69 @Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-48 @Granville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Hebron Lakewood . . . . . . . . . Newark Catholic . . . . . . . . . . .

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division IV AMANDA-CLEARCREEK (3-4)

A-23 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-20 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-23 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Newark Catholic . . . . .12-13 Zane Trace . . . . . . . . . . . .31-6 @Liberty Union . . . . . . . .7-37 @Bloom-Carroll . . . . . . . .21-0 @Logan Elm. . . . . . . . . . .7-21 Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . . .17-7 Canal Winchester . . . . . . .7-21 @Hamilton Township . . . . . . . Teays Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfield Union . . . . . . . . . . . .

BISHOP HARTLEY (5-2)

Centennial . . . . . . . . . . . .63-6 @Columbus Academy . .14-10 Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .38-21 @St. Thomas Aquinas . .33-14 @Dunbar . . . . . . . . . . . .14-35 @Columbus Crusaders . .35-0 New Lexington . . . . . . . . . .3-7 Madison Plains . . . . . . . . . . . @Spencerville . . . . . . . . . . . . Bishop Ready . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BLOOM-CARROLL (2-5)

Liberty Union . . . . . . . . . .0-28 @Vinton County . . . . . . . .39-8 Athens . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-13 Amanda-Clearcreek . . . . .0-21 @Hamilton Township . . .10-26 Teays Valley . . . . . . . . . .14-35 @Fairfield Union . . . . . . .7-41 @Canal Winchester . . . . . . . . Logan Elm . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Circleville . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BUCYRUS (5-2)

Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . . . .17-16 @Upper Sandusky . . . . . .8-16 Galion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-9 @Colonel Crawford . . . . .46-7 Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-6 Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-29 @Wynford . . . . . . . . . . . .7-41 @Crestline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Riverdale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Buckeye Central . . . . . . . . .

CALEDONIA RIVER VALLEY (0-7)

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

@Wynford . . . . . . . . . . .12-49 @Sparta Highland . . . . . .0-48 Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-16 Cardington-Lincoln . . . . .0-32 @Buckeye Valley . . . . . . .0-48 @Northmor . . . . . . . . . .14-21 North Union . . . . . . . . . . .7-57 Mount Gilead . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

COSHOCTON (6-1)

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

@Johnstown Northridge .49-0 @Ridgewood . . . . . . . . . .35-0 West Holmes . . . . . . . . .27-20 Meadowbrook . . . . . . . . .52-7 @Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-53 Uhrichsville Claymont . . .42-7 @Cambridge . . . . . . . . .48-34 Maysville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . New Philadelphia . . . . . . . . . . River View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-25

@Cardington-Lincoln . . . .7-27 @Grandview Heights . . .14-34 Millersport . . . . . . . . . . . .54-0 Utica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .30-43 @Centerburg . . . . . . . . .46-19 Johnstown Northridge . .34-19 @Fredericktown . . . . . . .29-47 Loudonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Johnstown-Monroe . . . . . . Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Olentangy Orange . . . .20-21 @Buckeye Valley . . . . . .12-39 @Caledonia River Valley .16-7 Mount Gilead . . . . . . . . . .33-7 @Cardington-Lincoln . . . .6-13 Sparta Highland . . . . . . . .14-9 Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . . . .26-12 @North Union . . . . . . . . . . . . Northmor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Mount Gilead . . . . . . .50-13 Colonel Crawford . . . . . . .31-3 @Bucyrus . . . . . . . . . . . .9-10 Norwalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-7 @Fostoria. . . . . . . . . . . .22-45 @Willard . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 Bellevue . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-38 Upper Sandusky. . . . . . . . . . . @Columbian . . . . . . . . . . . . . Shelby . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Greenon . . . . . . . . . . . .6-33 Yellow Springs . . . . . . . .36-12 @Springfield NW . . . . . .12-24 @Springfield Northeast . .0-25 Southeastern Local . . . .28-22 @Mechanicsburg . . . . . . .7-60 Cedarville . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-24 Triad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Liberty-Salem . . . . . . Springfield Catholic Central . .

EAST KNOX (3-4)

ELGIN (3-4)

GALION (4-3)

GREENEVIEW (2-5)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-4 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 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 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

JONATHAN ALDER (7-0)

@Monroe . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-7 Indian Lake . . . . . . . . . .34-12 @Graham Local . . . . . . . .13-0 Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . .48-10 London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .31-6 Bishop Ready . . . . . . . . . .21-9 @Thurgood Marshall . . . .38-8 @Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . McClain . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . . . .

LICKING HEIGHTS (5-2)

@Philo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-0 Watkins Memorial . . . . .41-14 @Johnstown-Monroe . .15-34 @Berne Union . . . . . . . . .20-7 Fisher Catholic . . . . . . . . .38-7 Harvest Preparatory . . . .38-13 @Liberty Union . . . . . . . .8-28 Grandview Heights . . . . . . . . . @Millersport . . . . . . . . . . . . . West Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . .

LONDON (3-4)

Urbana . . . . . . . . . . . . . .25-27 Benjamin Logan . . . . . . .14-21 @Springfield NE. . . . . . .27-18 @McClain. . . . . . . . . . . .45-35 @Jonathan Alder . . . . . . .6-31 Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . .21-26 Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . .29-19 @Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Washington CH . . . . . . . . . . . @Madison Plains . . . . . . . . . .

MADISON PLAINS (4-3)

Hamilton Township . . . . .7-17 West Jefferson . . . . . . . . .7-22 @Southeastern Local . . .21-14 Washington CH . . . . . . . .20-7 @McClain. . . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 Miami Trace . . . . . . . . . .19-21 @Hillsboro . . . . . . . . . . .45-13 @Bishop Hartley . . . . . . . . . . @Clinton-Massie . . . . . . . . . . London. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MAYSVILLE (0-7)

Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-62 Sheridan. . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-54 @Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .7-27 John Glenn. . . . . . . . . . . .3-34 @New Lexington . . . . . . .0-35 Philo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-17 @Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . .14-21 @Coshocton . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crooksville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Muskingum . . . . . . . .

division VI MEADOWBROOK (2-5)

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

Union Local . . . . . . . . . .13-53 @Barnesville . . . . . . . . . .31-8 Shenandoah . . . . . . . . . . .33-6 @Coshocton . . . . . . . . . .7-52 @Uhrichsville Claymont .13-32 New Philadelphia . . . . . .20-48 @St. Clairsville . . . . . . . .20-42 Dover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . River View . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cambridge . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Dawson-Bryant . . . . . . . .18-7 Fairland . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-23 @Cheshire River Valley .53-20 Athens . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-13 @Nelsonville-York . . . . .20-30 @Warren . . . . . . . . . . . .22-31 @Vinton County . . . . . . . .41-7 @Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Wellston . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Belpre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 A-23 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

MEIGS (5-2)

NEW LEXINGTON (7-0)

@Fairfield Union . . . . . . .31-6 West Muskingum . . . . . .43-14 Philo. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-14 @Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . .68-7 Maysville . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-0 Crooksville . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 @Bishop Hartley . . . . . . . .7-3 John Glenn. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Sheridan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

PLEASANT (6-1)

St. Henry . . . . . . . . . . . .13-14 @Northmor . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 Buckeye Valley . . . . . . . .35-22 North Union . . . . . . . . . . .20-7 @Sparta Highland . . . . . .28-7 @Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 @Mount Gilead . . . . . . . .35-0 Cardington-Lincoln . . . . . . . . Caledonia River Valley . . . . . . @Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

SPARTA HIGHLAND (4-3)

Fredericktown . . . . . . . . . .6-7 Caledonia River Valley . . .48-0 @North Union . . . . . . . .13-10 @Northmor . . . . . . . . . .23-20 Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 @Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-14 Cardington-Lincoln . . . . .13-6 @Buckeye Valley . . . . . . . . . . @Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Mount Gilead . . . . . . . . . . . . .

UNIOTO (0-7)

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

Vinton County . . . . . . . .19-39 @McClain. . . . . . . . . . . .14-45 Alexander . . . . . . . . . . . .12-40 Huntington . . . . . . . . . . .14-21 @Piketon . . . . . . . . . . . .10-46 Adena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-46 @Zane Trace . . . . . . . . . .0-52 @Paint Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . Chillicothe Southeastern . . . . @Westfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Grandview Heights . . . . .35-21 @Granville . . . . . . . . . . . .7-49 @Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-33 @East Knox . . . . . . . . . .43-30 Johnstown Northridge . . .41-0 Loudonville . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 @John-Monroe . . 21-27 (OT) Fredericktown . . . . . . . . . . . . @Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centerburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Piketon . . . . . . . . . . . .54-53 Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . .20-27 Wellston . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-21 @Vinton County . . . . . . . .35-7 Franklin Heights . . . . . . .27-49 @Minford . . . . . . . . . . . .14-42 Portsmouth West . . . . . . .0-49 @Lucasville Valley . . . . . . . . . Wheelersburg. . . . . . . . . . . . . McDermott Northwest . . . . . .

UTICA (4-3)

WAVERLY (3-4)

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

@Franklin Heights . . . . . .47-0 Graham Local. . . . . . . . . .45-0 @West Jefferson . . . . . .18-26 @Jonathan Alder . . . . . . .9-21 Lima Central Catholic . . . .10-9 Toronto Notre Dame . . . . . . . Kiski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Bishop Hartley . . . . . . . . . .

COLUMBUS ACADEMY (4-3)

CARDINGTON-LINCOLN (5-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-4 O-10 O-17 O-24

@Linden McKinley . . . . . .48-0 Bishop Hartley . . . . . . . .10-14 @Centerburg . . . . . . . . .23-13 Whitehall-Yearling . . . . . .41-7 @Granville . . . . . . . . . . . .6-38 Hebron Lakewood . . . . . .20-2 @Newark Catholic . . . . . .7-23 Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Licking Valley . . . . . . . . . . .

CENTERBURG (1-6)

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

Berne Union . . . . . . . . . .21-14 @Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . .24-14 @John Glenn . . . . . . . . . .0-25 Trimble . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-6 Sheridan. . . . . . . . . . . . .10-42 @New Lexington . . . . . .14-21 West Muskingum . . . . . .49-35 Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Maysville. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Philo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

CHIL. SOUTHEASTERN (2-5)

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

@Triad . . . . . . . . . . . . . .35-45 Southeastern Local . . . .14-13 Mechanicsburg . . . . . . .14-35 De Graff Riverside . . . . .42-19 @Lima Perry . . . . . . . . .35-14 Upper Scioto Valley . . . .21-20 @Yellow Springs . . . . . . .40-8 Ridgemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Marion Catholic. . . . . . . . . . @Waynesfield-Goshen . . . . . .

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

East Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-7 Mount Gilead . . . . . . . . . . .6-7 @Ridgedale . . . . . 20-14 (OT) @Caledonia River Valley .32-0 Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-6 Buckeye Valley . . . . . . . .28-21 @Sparta Highland . . . . . .6-13 @Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . North Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Northmor . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@De Graff Riverside. . . . .28-7 Newark Catholic . . . . . . . .0-26 Columbus Academy . . . .13-23 @Johnstown-Monroe . . .0-47 East Knox . . . . . . . . . . . .19-46 Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-35 @Loudonville . . . . . . . . .10-34 Johnstown Northridge . . . . . . @Fredericktown . . . . . . . . . . . @Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

New Miami . . . . . . . . . . .27-50 @Sciotoville Comm.. . . . .7-26 @Manchester . . . . . . . . .76-14 Adena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .27-42 Westfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-56 @Huntington . . . . . . . . .20-14 Piketon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-42 @Zane Trace . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Unioto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Paint Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

CROOKSVILLE (4-3)

FAIRBANKS (5-2)

FREDERICKTOWN (6-1)

@Sparta Highland . . . . . . .7-6 @Crestline . . . . . . . . . . . .35-0 Colonel Crawford . . . . . . .38-7 @Johnstown Northridge .42-7 @Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-7 Johnstown-Monroe . . . .14-28 East Knox . . . . . . . . . . . .47-29 @Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Centerburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Loudonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

GRANDVIEW HEIGHTS (2-5)

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

@Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-35 East Knox . . . . . . . . . . . .34-14 @Granville . . . . . . . . . . . .7-49 Harvest Preparatory . . . . .7-21 @Liberty Union . . . . . . . .0-37 West Jefferson . . . . . . . . .0-28 Millersport . . . . . . . . . . . .67-0 @Licking Heights . . . . . . . . . . Berne Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fisher Catholic . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Maysville. . . . . . . . . . .62-20 Johnstown-Monroe . . . .28-14 Utica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .33-0 @Hebron Lakewood . . . .26-13 Licking Valley . . . . . . . . .17-45 @Newark Catholic . . . . . .26-7 Whitehall-Yearling . . . . . .48-7 @Columbus Academy . . . . . . Granville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Lucasville Valley . . . . . .0-38 Fisher Catholic . . . . . . . . .0-33 Minford . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-34 @Unioto . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 @Zane Trace . . . . . . . . . .0-48 Chillicothe Southeastern 14-20 Paint Valley . . . . . . . . . . .0-49 @Westfall . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Adena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Piketon . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

HEATH (6-1)

HUNTINGTON (1-6)

JOHNSTOWN-MONROE (5-2)

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

Granville . . . . . . . . . . . . .23-35 @Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . .14-28 Licking Heights . . . . . . .34-15 Centerburg . . . . . . . . . . . .47-0 @Loudonville . . . . . . . . . .32-0 @Fredericktown . . . . . . .28-14 Utica. . . . . . . . . . . 27-21 (OT) @Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Johnstown Northridge . . . .

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

Coshocton . . . . . . . . . . . .0-49 Hamilton Township . . . . .8-24 Hebron Lakewood . . . . . .30-7 Fredericktown . . . . . . . . .7-42 @Utica . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-41 @East Knox . . . . . . . . . .19-34 Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6 @Centerburg . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Loudonville . . . . . . . . . . . . . Johnstown-Monroe . . . . . . . .

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

@Bloom-Carroll . . . . . . . .28-0 @Fairfield Union . . . . . . .27-7 Amanda-Clearcreek . . . . .37-7 West Jefferson . . . . . . . .13-41 Grandview Heights . . . . . .37-0 @Millersport . . . . . . . . . .77-0 Licking Heights . . . . . . . .28-8 Berne Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Fisher Catholic . . . . . . . . . . @Harvest Preparatory . . . . . .

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

Galion. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-50 @Cardington-Lincoln . . . . .7-6 Northmor . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-7 @Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-20 Ridgedale . . . . . . 27-24 (3 OT) @North Union . . . . . . . . .0-38 Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-35 @Caledonia River Valley . . . . Buckeye Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . @Sparta Highland . . . . . . . . .

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

@Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . .47-7 @Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . .61-13 Sparta Highland . . . . . . .10-13 @Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . .7-20 Northmor . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-0 Mount Gilead . . . . . . . . . .38-0 @Caledonia River Valley .57-7 Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Cardington-Lincoln . . . . . . . Buckeye Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .

LIBERTY UNION (6-1)

MOUNT GILEAD (4-3)

NORTH UNION (5-2)

A-22 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-21 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24

Cedarville . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-7 @Centennial . . . . . . . . . . .38-0 Timken . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-7 @Columbus West . . . . .32-21 @Marion-Franklin. . . . . . .8-48 Columbus Independence24-47 South Urban Academy . . .57-0 Walnut Ridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Briggs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Eastmoor Academy . . . . . . . .

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

@Crooksville . . . . . . . . .14-21 Tuscarawas C.C.. . . . . . .28-14 Nelsonville-York . . . . . . .28-14 Licking Heights . . . . . . . .7-20 @West Jefferson . . . . . . .7-41 @Fisher Catholic . . . . . .60-12 Harvest Preparatory . . . . .7-24 @Liberty Union . . . . . . . . . . . @Grandview Heights . . . . . . . Millersport . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

BERNE UNION (3-4)

BISHOP ROSECRANS (4-3)

A-23 A-30 S-5 S-13 S-20 S-26 O-3 O-11 O-17 O-25

Tuscarawas C.C.. . . . . . . .21-6 @Portsmouth N.D.. . . . . .20-6 @Strasburg-Franklin . . .46-13 @Bridgeport. . . . . . . . . . .0-21 Shadyside . . . . . . . . . . .12-21 River . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-35 Belpre. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .19-13 @St. John Central . . . . . . . . . @Caldwell . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Toronto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

A-23 A-29 S-5 S-12 S-19 S-26 O-3 O-10 O-17 O-24 A-23 A-29 S-6 S-12 S-19 S-27 O-3 O-10 O-18 O-25

DANVILLE (4-3)

@Fisher Catholic . . . . . . .56-9 @Waynedale . . . . . . . . .22-29 Dalton . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13-6 @Loudonville . . . . . . . . . .33-3 Fredericktown . . . . . . . . .7-21 Centerburg . . . . . . . . . . . .35-7 @Johnstown Northridge . .6-7 Johnstown-Monroe . . . . . . . . Utica. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . East Knox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

FISHER CATHOLIC (2-5)

Danville . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-56 @Huntington . . . . . . . . . .33-0 Newark Catholic . . . . . . . .7-42 @Millersport . . . . . . . . .41-13 @Licking Heights . . . . . . .7-38 Berne Union . . . . . . . . . .12-60 @West Jefferson . . . . . . .6-44 @Harvest Preparatory . . . . . . Liberty Union . . . . . . . . . . . . . Grandview Heights . . . . . . . . .

GROVE CITY CHRISTIAN (6-1)

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

@Millersport . . . . . . . . . .50-0 Marion Catholic . . . . . . .39-12 @Waterford . . . . . . . . . . .33-3 Franklin Furnace Green . .27-6 @Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .39-0 @Troy Christian . . . . . . .12-34 @Manchester . . . . . . . . .96-20 Middletown Christian . . . . . . . Lutheran East . . . . . . . . . . . . . Fairfield Christian Academy . .

HARVEST PREPARATORY (3-4)

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

Col. Independence . . . . .26-52 Marion Local . . . . . . . . . .7-42 @Eastmoor Academy . . . .7-40 @Grandview Heights . . . .21-7 Millersport . . . . . . . . . . . .69-0 @Licking Heights . . . . . .13-38 @Berne Union . . . . . . . . .24-7 Fisher Catholic . . . . . . . . . . . . @West Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . Liberty Union . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MARION CATHOLIC (1-6)

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

Portsmouth N.D. . . . . . .16-38 @Grove City Christian . .12-39 @Springfield C.C.. . . . . . .7-55 Yellow Springs . . . . . . . .33-20 @Upper Scioto Valley . . .0-43 Lima Perry . . . . . . . . . . . .0-61 @De Graff Riverside. . . . .0-83 @Waynesfield-Goshen . . . . . . Fairbanks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Ridgemont . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

Grove City Christian . . . . .0-50 @Miller . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-20 @East Knox . . . . . . . . . . .0-54 Fisher Catholic . . . . . . . .13-41 @Harvest Preparatory . . .0-69 Liberty Union . . . . . . . . . .0-77 @Grandview Heights . . . .0-67 West Jefferson . . . . . . . . . . . . Licking Heights . . . . . . . . . . . @Berne Union . . . . . . . . . . . .

NEWARK CATHOLIC (5-2)

A-23 A-29 S-6 S-13 S-19 S-27 O-4 O-10 O-18 O-24

Amanda-Clearcreek . . . .13-12 @Centerburg . . . . . . . . . .26-0 @Fisher Catholic . . . . . . .42-7 Granville . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-42 @Hebron Lakewood . . . . .21-6 Heath . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-26 Columbus Academy . . . . .23-7 @Bexley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Licking Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Whitehall-Yearling. . . . . . . .

OLENTANGY ORANGE (3-4)

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

Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-20 @New Bremen . . . . . . . .38-20 @Clear Fork . . . . . . . . . .13-29 @Mount Vernon . . . . . . .20-22 Big Walnut . . . . . . . . . . . .7-28 @New Albany. . . . . . . . .21-30 @Watkins Memorial . . . .28-14 Franklin Heights . . . . . . . . . . . Poland Seminary . . . . . . . . . . Hayes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

MILLERSPORT (0-7)

WEST MUSKINGUM (2-5)

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

@Hebron Lakewood . . . . .18-7 @New Lexington . . . . . .14-43 Morgan . . . . . . . . . . . . . .21-0 Tri-Valley . . . . . . . . . . . .20-49 @John Glenn . . . . . . . . .21-28 Martins Ferry . . . . . . . . .14-49 @Crooksville . . . . . . . . .35-49 @Philo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sheridan. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Maysville . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Rock Hill . . . . . . . . . . . .26-7 @Amanda-Clearcreek . . . .6-31 Logan Elm . . . . . . . . . . .17-41 Piketon . . . . . . . . . . . . . .28-21 Huntington . . . . . . . . . . . .48-0 @Westfall . . . . . . . . . . . .21-28 Unioto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .52-0 Chillicothe Southeastern . . . . @Paint Valley . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Adena . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

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

@Crestline . . . . . . . . . . . .7-14 Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-48 @Mount Gilead . . . . . . . .7-18 Sparta Highland . . . . . . .20-23 @North Union . . . . . . . . .0-41 Caledonia River Valley . .21-14 Buckeye Valley . . . . . . . . .7-48 @Ridgedale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . @Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Cardington-Lincoln . . . . . . . .

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

@Bucyrus . . . . . . . . . . .16-17 North Union . . . . . . . . . .13-61 Cardington-Lincoln 14-20 (OT) @Buckeye Valley . . . . . . .0-21 @Mount Gilead . 21-27 (3 OT) Pleasant . . . . . . . . . . . . . .0-48 @Elgin . . . . . . . . . . . . . .12-26 Northmor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Sparta Highland . . . . . . . . . . . @Caledonia River Valley . . . .

ZANE TRACE (4-3)

division V BISHOP READY (3-2)

AFRICENTRIC (5-2)

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

NORTHMOR (1-6)

RIDGEDALE (0-7)

WEST JEFFERSON (6-1)

Mechanicsburg . . 14-20 (OT) @Madison Plains . . . . . . .22-7 Bishop Ready . . . . . . . . .26-18 @Liberty Union . . . . . . .41-13 Berne Union . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Grandview Heights . . . .28-0 Fisher Catholic . . . . . . . . .44-6 @Millersport . . . . . . . . . . . . . Harvest Preparatory . . . . . . . . @Licking Heights . . . . . . . . . .

WYNFORD (7-0)

Caledonia River Valley . .49-12 @Mohawk . . . . . . . . . . .21-14 Margarretta . . . . . . . . . . .28-0 @Riverdale. . . . . . . . . . .34-13 Colonel Crawford . . . . . . .40-7 @Buckeye Central . . . . . .47-0 Bucyrus . . . . . . . . . . . . . .41-7 @Ontario . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Lucas . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Crestline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

McScholar Athletes Richard Myers Hilliard Davidson

Position: Defensive line ht: 5-10, Wt: 215 Grade: Senior, GPa: 3.9 noteworthy: richard plans to attend college, major in engineering with a minor in business, and land a career in the chemical engineering field.

Ryan Cheek Lancaster

THE 2008 MCSCHOLAR ATHLETES ARE RECOGNIZED FOR: Athletic ability, academic effort and school citizenship

Positions: QB/lB ht: 6-0, Wt: 225 Grade: Senior, GPa: 3.8 noteworthy: ryan plans to play college football at n.c. State.

Andy Schubert New Albany

Positions: De/ol ht: 6-3, Wt: 240 Grade: Senior, GPa: 3.9 noteworthy: andy plans to play college football and major in aerospace engineering.

Zakee Bashir Walnut Ridge

Positions: lB/ol ht: 6-2, Wt: 218 Grade: Senior, GPa: 3.4 noteworthy: Zakee plans to pursue a career as a business owner.

Curt Smith Chillicothe

Positions: FB/ol/Dl ht: 6-2, Wt: 265 Grade: Senior, GPa: 3.2 noteworthy: curt plans to attend college and throw shot put, major in business and hopes to win a gold medal in shot put during the 2016 summer olympics.

Cody Bracken Johnstown-Monroe

Positions: cB/Wr ht: 5-10, Wt: 175 Grade: Senior, GPa: 3.9 noteworthy: cody plans to attend college and major in civil engineering.

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Hilliard Davidson (7-0) at Dublin Coffman (7-0)

That first hurdle? The one that must be overcome to qualify for the Division I playoffs? Well, they’ve pretty much been cleared like Olympic athletes by both of these teams. Now it’s that little matter of an Ohio Capital Conference Central Division championship. Dublin Coffman took a step in that direction last week with a 10-3 win over Hilliard Darby in which Shaun Jones rushed for 86 yards and teammate Jared Phillips scored the game’s only touchdown. Meanwhile, Hilliard Davidson upended a tough Worthington Kilbourne team, 17-10. A 7-yard scoring strike from Jake Trubiano to Tyler Backstrom made it 10-0 after the first quarter, but Kilbourne rallied to tie it at halftime. Davidson wasn’t done. Spencer Delande sprinted 16 yards for the winning touchdown in the fourth quarter.

Prediction: Dublin Coffman 14, Hilliard Davidson 10

Columbus Independence (6-1) at Eastmoor Academy (6-1)

In the Columbus City League South Division, there’s great and then there’s Marion-Franklin great. Eastmoor Academy is great – just not MarionFranklin great. That was proven last week when the Warriors became Marion-Franklin’s 32nd consecutive league victim, 35-6. The Warriors entered averaging 42 points a game, but were limited to just five first downs and 178 total yards. Columbus Independence, meanwhile, is fighting for its playoff life despite a 6-1 overall record and unbeaten mark in the South Division. A 70-23 stomping of Columbus West helped its cause. Eric Pugh played hero, rushing for three scores and passing for another in the win for Independence, which holds the eighth and last spot in its Division II playoff region.

Hayes is in a bit of a pickle here. The Pacers are holding on for dear life in the eighth spot in their Division I playoff region. And they’re about to compete against a D-IV team, which means limited playoff points even if they do win. However, this is no ordinary D-IV team. Jonathan Alder remained unbeaten after a thorough 38-8 thumping of Dayton Thurgood Marshall last week. Hayes could be in better position, but Big Walnut proved to be a Big Bummer, handing the Pacers a 36-21 loss last week. It marked Hayes’ first defeat of the season in OCC Capital Division play.

Prediction: Jonathan Alder 25, Hayes 17

Prediction: Eastmoor Academy 25, Columbus Independence 24

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three MORE to watch John Glenn (5-2) at New Lexington (7-0) If ever John Glenn needed a victory, this is it. Why? Because New Lexington is undefeated and the king of the hill in its Division IV playoff region. John Glenn is a distant 12th in its D- III region. A victory would work wonders for its distant playoff hopes. John Glenn did do its part last week to set up a meaningful showdown with a 20-7 win over Philo, which represented the sixth time it has tallied 20 or more points. New Lexington hasn’t slowed down a bit, however, edging Bishop Hartley, 7-3, behind a 10-yard touchdown run by Clint Cannon in the first quarter.

Prediction: New Lexington 20, John Glenn 13

Cardington-Lincoln (5-2) at Pleasant (6-1) Pleasant is on the inside looking out. Cardington-Lincoln is on the outside looking in, but might join Pleasant with a win. Got it? Lincoln is 11th in its Division V playoff region, but a victory over a solid D- IV playoff contender in Pleasant would do it wonders. A 13-6 loss to Sparta Highland last week certainly didn’t help Lincoln. Meanwhile, Pleasant remained on track for another postseason berth, and perhaps another MOAC title with a 35-0 blanking of Mt. Gilead. Jack Lawrence went on an 86-yard jaunt into the end zone and Cody Harris fired a 57-yard touchdown pass to Kyle Beck.

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Fredericktown (6-1) at Utica (4-3) Fredericktown is coming off a 47-29 Mid-Buckeye Conference victory over East Knox. They are also sixth in their Division V playoff region, but they must continue to triumph to remain in solid postseason position. C.J. Ruhl made certain they would last week. He rushed for 120 yards and four touchdowns and caught a TD pass in the victory over East Knox. Utica, on the other hand, is falling fast in D- IV. Its 27-21 overtime loss to Johnstown-Monroe last week was not only painful in terms of its playoff hopes, but it also knocked the Redskins out from the ranks of the unbeaten in the MBC.

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Presented By POWERADE Break with... Bishop Watterson Eagle austin Barnard Three words that describe My favorite TV show is… “Prison me on the field are… dedi- Break.” cated, motivated and determined. The worst movie i’ve ever watched is… “Clover Field.” Three words that describe me off the field are… loyal, respectMy favorite smell is… freshly ful and caring. baked brownies right out of the oven. a misperception some might have about me is… that I’m not a My dream vacation is… Hawaii. smart person because I play football. When i’m sad, i usually… keep to myself and I’m really quiet. if i could change one thing about myself, it would be… nothing. I like The scariest part of life after myself the way I am. high school is… being on my own.

Austin Barnard Positions: OLB/WB Height: 6-0, Weight: 175 Grade: Junior Noteworthy: Austin plans to pursue a career in business.

if i wasn’t playing football, i would be… playing some other sport. My favorite pre-game meal is… Jersey Mike’s. The most underrated player on our football team is… Ryan Kiger. He wasn’t in the starting line-up last year, but he made a play every time he was on the field. My least favorite exercise is… dead lift. I’m always very sore afterward.

a famous historical figure i wish My most difficult school subject i could meet is… Jesus. I know a is… English. lot about him already, but I would really like to meet him in person. between college and nFl football, i prefer… college football. My favorite kind of music is… country. My favorite hobby is… playing sports.

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CHRIS FIELDS

Harvey High School • Painesville, Ohio

Wide Receiver 6-0, 180 Senior 40-yard dash: 4.39 seconds College of Choice: Verbally committed to Ohio State Commit Date: February 19, 2008 Who Lost Out?: Akron, Iowa, Illinois and Notre Dame The Scoop: Fields is an elusive, shifty and very quick wide out built in the Ted Ginn Jr. mold. Fields also displays a flair for returning kickoffs and is a major threat in the open field. He’ll have to become a more precise route runner and read coverages better, though, if he hopes to become an elite receiver for the Buckeyes.

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Rushed for 115 yards and two touchdowns in a 46-12 win over Centennial.

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