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Sports Roundup -- 9/26/9

Monmouth College (4-0, 3-0 Midwest Conference) 41
Carroll (1-3, 1-2 Midwest Conference) 3

Monmouth's defense was tough against the run once again, allowing Carroll just 54 yards on the ground in a 41-3 win in Waukesha, WI.

The Scots rolled up their third straight 500-plus yard game as Alex Tanney threw for 323 yards and three TDs, surpassing Rob Purlee for most 200-plus yard passing games. Tanney's 15th consecutive game with more than 200 yards gives him 23 for his career. Clay Bricker collected his second straight multiple TD game, scoring twice and grinding out 104 yards on just 15 carries.

Beloit (3-1, 2-1 Midwest Conference) 42
Knox College (0-4, 0-3 Midwest Conference) 14

Knox College got on the scoreboard first when Tighe Burke carried the ball 1 yard into the end zone for the first score of the contest. The score would stay that way, 7-0, until Andy Christiansen took the Knox punt 69 yards to the end zone to tie the score.

Beloit added another score to make it 14-7 at halftime, and would cruise the rest of the way. Freshman Mike Schroeder caught his first career touchdown pass, as he dove to catch Bill Meyer's 23 yard pass for 6 points. The Prairie Fire gained 279 yards of total offense and were led by Derek Mortensen (9 carries for 52 yards) and Bill Meyer (18 carries for 41 yards). Meyer also threw 19 times, completing 7 of those passes for 111 yards. Derek LaRosa was his main target, as he caught 2 passes for 48 yards.

Defensively the Prairie Fire was led by Aaron Juarez, who had 9 tackles, 1 sack and a forced fumble. Freshman defensive tackle Lloyd Scott had his first career sack, and added 4 tackles for the Prairie Fire defense. Freshman strong safety Kyle Brubaker picked off his second pass on the season, and added 5 tackles.


(Big Ten)

#13 Ohio State (3-1) 30
Illinois (1-2) 0

Dan Herron slogged through a downpour for two touchdowns as No. 13 Ohio State defeated mistake-prone Illinois 30-0. Illinois' Juice Williams and his offense were held to just 170 yards.

Iowa (4-0) 21
#5 Penn State (3-1) 10

Iowa upset Penn State for the second straight year.

The fifth-ranked Nittany Lions built a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but the Hawkeyes blanked Penn State the rest of the way en route a 21-10 win at Happy Valley. Adrian Clayborn returned a blocked punt 51 yards for a go-ahead touchdown with 12:21 remaining.

Minnesota 35
Northwestern 24

Duane Bennett ran for a career-high three touchdowns, and Adam Weber threw for two more to lead Minnesota to a 35-24 victory over Northwestern.

Wisconsin beat Michigan State 38-30 in Madison

Notre Dame won at Purdue 24-21

#23 Michigan got a fourth quarter touchdown to hold off Indiana's upset bid 36-33

(Missouri Valley)

Illinois State lost to South Dakota State 38-17
Southern Illinois downed North Dakota State 24-14

(Ohio Valley)

Jake Christensen threw two first-quarter touchdown passes and Eastern Illinois beat Austin Peay 30-20. Christensen was 21-for-36 for 192 yards for the Panthers. Danny Vehovic and Kenny Whittaker caught short touchdown passes.


Galesburg High School's freshmen team turned back Rock Island on a fourth-and-goal from inside the one yard line with 40 seconds left to preserve a 22-21 victory Saturday afternoon.

The young Streaks (2-2), who led at the half, regained the lead on a two-point conversion pass from Will Anderson to Ryan Carl with few minutes left following a Brandon Cervantez touchdown.


Galesburg and Bloomington played to a 1-1 tie. The Streaks (6-1-4) were led by Andrew Smith, who scored in the 5th minute on an assist by Jacob Polay. The Streaks had 10 shots on goal and goalkeeper Lucas Miller made 5 saves. The Galesburg junior varsity team also tied Bloomington 1-1.


Galesburg coach VanHootegem says even though his team finished second at the Greyhound Invatational in Burlington, he was happy with the solid effort and still saw some personal bests.

GHS finished second behind Bettendorf, which scored 412 points. The Streaks followed with 290 points and Peoria Richwoods came in third with 258 points.


It was a banner day for Galesburg High School's varsity team Saturday as it won their own invitational and set a new school record for an 18-hole event in the process.

The Streaks finished play at Bunker Links with a 282 team score, two strokes better than the mark set by the 1997 team. David Blake, Kelby Rescinito and Logan Scott all shot one-under par 70's to lead Galesburg to the title. Joey Juergens rounded out team score with a 72 - good for sixth overall on the day.

Quincy, the defending champions, was second with a solid 295. Alleman, led by medalist Peter Callas' 69, was third with 300.


Marissa Vinson shot a 79 to lead the Galesburg's varsity team to the title at the Galesburg Invitational held at Bunker Links.

Vinson was second overall and Jessica Lieber (83) and Katarina Mangieri (84) joined her in the top ten. Natalie Heck added an 88.

The Streaks finished with a 334 total, 13 strokes ahead of second place Normal West.


The Cardinals are the NL Central champs after a 6-3 win over the Rockies in Colorado.

Jason LaRue snapped a 3-3 tie with a solo homer in the seventh inning before pinch-hitter Ryan Ludwick added a two-run blast in the ninth.

Adam Wainwright became the league's first 19-game winner by limiting the Rockies to two earned runs in eight innings.


Aramis Ramirez homered, Jake Fox hit a two-run single and the Chicago Cubs beat the San Francisco Giants 6-2 for their sixth win in seven games.


The Detroit Tigers were able to shave a game off their magic number in the American League Central by erasing a five-run deficit in a 12-5 rout of the Chicago White Sox.

Miguel Cabrera delivered four hits and drove in four runs, giving him at least 100 RBIs for the sixth consecutive season. Curtis Granderson, Placido Polanco and Gerald Laird each had three of Detroit's 20 hits.


Kenny Perry is the leader heading into the final round of the Tour Championship.

A 6-under-par 64 in round three has him at 8-under for the tournament, and two strokes better than second-round leader Tiger Woods, who carded a 1-under 69.

First-round leader Sean O'Hair shot an even-par 70 and at 4-under overall is tied for third with Phil Mickelson, who fired a 66 on day three at East Lake.

Week Three NFL Games

The St. Louis Rams take on the Green Bay Packers at 12 p-m
The Chicago Bears travel to Seattle to play the Seahawks at 3 p-m


The St. Louis Cardinals finish their series in Colorado Sunday afternoon. You can hear that game beginning at 1:37 on WGIL AM 1400

The Chicago Cubs cap their final road trip of the year in San Francisco at 3pm

The Chicago White Sox finish their series with the Detroit Tigers in at home at 1pm


Jimmie Johnson has the pole for Sunday's second race for the championship at the Triple-A 400 at Dover. You can hear race coverage beginning at 12:15 on 94.9 FM.
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