Sports – Sunday, November 18th, 2012
Buckeye Stop Badgers
Ohio State clinched the Big Ten Leaders Division title with a 21-14 overtime win over Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium on Saturday. Carlos Hyde’s two yard TD run in overtime, his 2nd of the day, gave the Buckeyes the win after Wisconsin tied the game at 14 when Curt Phillips hit Jacob Pederson on an 5 yard TD pass with just :08 seconds left in regulation. That TD capped a 41 yard drive in the final seconds after it appeared UW would tie the score a few minutes earlier but Montee Ball fumbled, reaching for the goal line on 4th down. Ball scored UW’s first TD of the game on a seven yard run in the 2nd quarter. That was his 78th career TD, which tied Travis Prentice for the NCAA record. Ohio State’s first score of the game came via special teams when OSU’s Cory Brown took a punt back 68 yards for a TD. Ball finished the day with 191 yards on 39 carries. The win improves Ohio State to 11-0 overall and 7-0 in league play. UW drops to 7-4 overall and 4-3 in Big Ten play. The Badgers will wrap up the regular season on Saturday when they travel to Penn State (7-4, 5-2). That game kicks off at 2:30pm with coverage at 12:30pm on KFIZ.
BCS Busted Up
The National Championship picture in college football in up in the air after the top 2 teams were knocked off on Saturday. #13 Stanford stopped #1 Oregon 17-14 and unranked Baylor blew out #2 Kansas State 52-24. That leaves Notre Dame as the lone unbeaten in college football among teams eligible for the post-season. Ohio State is 11-0 but banned from bowl games. The BCS rankings come out tonight and the Irish are expected to move up to the #1 spot. After that it’s anyone’s guess
Big Ten Expansion
Reports surfaced on Saturday that the Big Ten Conference was in negotiations with both Rutgers and Maryland to join the league. Adding those two teams would push the league to 14 teams.
UW-Oshkosh blew by St. Scholastica 55-10 in their first ever Division III playoff football game on Saturday in Oshkosh. The Titans will now host Bethel University next weekend.
Packers In Detroit
The Green Bay Packers are in Detroit for a matchup with the Detroit Lions this afternoon. For the Packers, its just their 2nd NFC North game of the season. They beat Chicago in Week 2 and now will see division foe’s in five of their last seven games. Clay Matthews will miss the game today with a hamstring injury. With Brian Bulaga the latest injury casualty, Green Bay will see how their new-look offensive line holds up against the tough Lions front seven. TJ Lang will start at right tackle and Evan Dietrich-Smith will start at left guard. Coverage begins at 10am with the kickoff at Noon on KFIZ.
Sunday Night Football
Baltimore @ Pittsburgh – 6:30pm on KFIZ
Bucks Win Again
The Milwaukee Bucks stopped New Orleans 117-113 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center on Saturday night. Brandon Jennings and Monta Ellis each had 22 in the win. The Bucks travel to Charlotte on Monday night.
UW-Milwaukee 73 Davidson 68
Nevada 71 UW-Green Bay 69
Local College Men’s Hoops
Ripon 66 UW-Oshkosh 53
Local College Women’s Hoops
Ripon 50 Benadictine 48
Local College Men’s Hockey
Marian 4 Lawrence 3 – OT
Appleton 4 Fondy-Waupun 3