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Sports Brief: Oct. 7 – 15

OSU loses to K-State

The Kansas State University Wildcats defeated the Oklahoma State University Cowboys with a 31-12 victory at Snyder Family Stadium in Manhattan, Kansas.

Kansas State limited the Cowboy’s offense to just one touchdown and two field goals on 311 yards. Oklahoma State running back Justice Hill was “kept quiet,” rushing for 41 yards on 11 carries.

The Kansas State offense scored touchdowns on their last four drives. Alex Barnes rushed for 181 yards and four touchdowns. This opened things up for the passing game, as quarterback Skylar Thompson threw for 130 yards.

This improves Kansas State’s record to 3-4 and 1-3 in the Big 12 conference. The Wildcats are currently in second to last place. Oklahoma State, 4-3 overall and 1-3 in conference, is in the spot directly above the Wildcats.

Kansas State has a bye week but will resume action Oct. 20 against the University of Oklahoma, who is coming off a bye week of their own.

Oklahoma State will also be looking to take advantage of a bye week but will play the top-10-ranked University of Texas Oct. 27.

CFB: Top-10 Upsets

Week seven of college football was dominated by upsets and late game heroics, which shook up the AP polls drastically.

Previously ranked No. 2 Georgia State University fell short to No. 13 Louisiana State University (LSU) in Saturday’s matchup. LSU’s offense, led by Joe Burrow and Clyde Edwards-Helaire created the push offensively, boosting the Tigers to a 36-16 win over the Bulldogs. This catapults LSU to No. 5 and drops Georgia down to No. 8 in the rankings.

The University of Oregon Ducks, now ranked No. 12, were able to knock down the University of Washington Huskies, previously ranked No. 7, in a tightly contested matchup. The Ducks won 30-27.

Unranked Michigan State University upset No. 8 Penn State University, giving them back-to-back losses. The Spartans won 21-17, which likely ended the Nittany Lions’ chances of reaching the college football playoffs.

 MLB: Playoff recap

The American League Conference Series features the Houston Astros and Boston Red Sox. The series is currently tied 1-1 and action will resume today at 4:09 p.m.

Similarly, in the National League Conference Series, the Los Angeles Dodgers and Milwaukee Brewers are also tied 1-1 with game three picking back up at 8:09 p.m.

 NFL: Chiefs fall to Patriots, Rams remain undefeated

 The previously undefeated Kansas City Chiefs suffered their first loss by the hands of Tom Brady and the New England Patriots.

Bill Belichek’s defense hurried Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes II early, limiting the damage he was able to do in the first quarter. However, Mahomes continued his “remarkable” season after settling down and throwing for 352 yards on 23 completions. Mahomes threw for four touchdowns and two interceptions as well. Wide Receiver Tyreek Hill and running back Kareem Hunt also put up big numbers, each gaining more than 100 yards through the air.

By the end of the third quarter, the Chiefs trailed 27-26, but Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was able to lead New England to a 16-point fourth quarter, giving them the victory. Brady threw for 340 yards and one touchdown. Patriots running back Sony Michel rushed for 104 yards on 24 carries. Four Patriot receivers had more than 50 yards receiving, highlighting New England’s diversity.

The Chiefs, now 5-1, will play the Cincinnati Bengals, and the Patriots, now 4-2, will play the Chicago Bears Oct. 21.

With the Chiefs loss, the Los Angeles Rams take the sole position as the last undefeated team in the NFL after beating the Denver Broncos 23-20.

Rams running back Todd Gurley rushed for 208 yards and two touchdowns in Sunday’s contest. Additionally, wide receiver Robert Woods had seven receptions for 109 yards as Gurley’s performance opened up the passing game.

The Broncos put forth 10 points to put them one score away from tying the game but were unable to complete the comeback.

The Rams will play San Francisco 49ers Oct. 21 and hope to move to 7-0. The Broncos will play Oct. 18 against the Arizona Cardinals.

Boxing: Crawford vs. Benavidez Jr.

Welterweight Terrance Crawford retained his title after outclassing Jose Benavidez Jr. in a premier matchup. Crawford ended the fight in the 12th round via technical knockout, leaving Benavidez Jr. struggling to get off the canvas. Crawford doubled Benavidez’s total punches landed and nearly tripled the power shots thrown.

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