Nobody would have blamed Ryan Nix for carrying a horseshoe or four-leaf clover with him when he took the field for what proved to be the winning field goal in a 24-22 University of Saint Francis win at Siena Heights on Saturday.
Zach Terrell guided Western Michigan to four scores after halftime, including the dagger touchdown from the 2, to defeat six-time defending Mid-American West champion Northern Illinois 45-30 on Saturday night.
The Boilermakers got just what they needed from a freshman kicker who had missed more field goals this season than he had made and a freshman running back starting his first game, knocking off the Illini in overtime, 34-31.
Barrett rushed a career-high 26 times for 137 yards and a touchdown and threw for another score and No. 2 Ohio State beat Indiana 38-17. Barrett was 9-of-23 for 93 yards passing.
After a sloppy day of belly-flops and splashdowns, it was time to turn the field at Carter-Finley Stadium into a slip-and-slide.
Nigel Kilby finished the contest as EMU’s leading receiver, notching career-highs with 92 yards on five receptions and a crucial touchdown, which gave EMU a 21-10 lead.
John Konchar named to preseason first-team while Mo Evans named to second-team.
The Fort Wayne’s women’s basketball program is under new leadership for the 2016-17 season as new head coach Niecee Nelson takes over the Mastodons.
The Terrapins (4-0, 1-0) scored four touchdowns and amassed 293 yards in taking a 29-0 halftime lead. Maryland finished with 400 yards rushing and outgained the Boilermakers 496-205 overall.
Kizer threw for a career-best 471 yards and the Fighting Irish snapped a two-game losing streak by defeating Syracuse 50-33 Saturday.
Indiana ended a seven-game losing streak in the series, reclaimed the Old Brass Spittoon for the first time since 2006, beat a ranked team at home for the first time in a decade and earned their first overtime win since 2010.
NAIA No. 2 Saint Francis could not hold off a second half surge from rival No. 1 Marian in a 35-21 loss at Bishop D’Arcy Stadium Saturday.
The Mastodons are coming off a 24-10 season last year which saw the ‘Dons earn a regular season league title and a berth in the National Invitation Tournament.
These two rivals met twice last year. USF won 45-42 in the regular season while Marian bested the Cougars 45-14 in the national semifinals.
A Purdue University football player is behind bars Wednesday and now has been charged with battery.
Indiana senior Collin Hartman underwent successful left knee surgery to repair damage from an injury sustained last week in a non-contact drill.
Concordia grad Tionna Williams in the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week while Carroll grad Jackie Quade of Illinois is the conference’s Freshman of the Week.
Fort Wayne men’s basketball’s home contest with Indiana University on Nov. 22 will tip at 9 p.m. ET and air live on the Big Ten Network.
Bates had two interceptions, returning one for a touchdown in the Demon Deacons’ 33-28 win over Indiana.
Hahn earns her sixth career Defensive Player of the Week award and third this season after leading the Mastodons to a 2-0 record to begin league play.