MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Luis Severino certainly should be fresh when he tries to lead the New York Yankees to yet another Division Series sweep of the Minnesota Twins. The 25-year-old right-hander didn’t make his regular-season debut until Sept. 17, spending most of the year rehabbing a lat muscle injury sustained while warming up for his first spring training start. New York takes a 2-0 lead into Monday night’s game at Target Field, tying to sweep a best-of-five series from the Twins for the third straight time. You can hear the Twins and Yankees tonight on AM-1300 KGLO starting with the pre-game at 6:30 with first pitch scheduled for 7:40.
ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — Zach Charbonnet ran for a 2-yard touchdown to give No. 19 Michigan an early double-digit lead and its defense did the rest against No. 14 Iowa, forcing four turnovers and tallying eight sacks in a 10-3 win Saturday.
The Wolverines (4-1, 2-1 Big Ten) were held scoreless over the final three quarters because they could not run or pass effectively, scoring just three points off the Hawkeyes’ turnovers.
Iowa (4-1, 1-1) failed to take advantage of favorable field position on its final two drives with a chance to extend the game or possibly win it with a touchdown and 2-point conversion. The Hawkeyes turned the ball over on downs at the Michigan 44 with 37 seconds left after a penalty- and sack-filled drive forced them to punt with a fourth-and-36 at midfield on the previous possession.
Iowa running back Mekhi Sargent fumbled on his team’s first snap, giving up the ball at the Hawkeyes 18. Michigan, though, had to settle for a field goal after gaining just 6 yards. The Wolverines took a 10-0 lead on their next drive, which started with a 51-yard pass to Nico Collins and finished with Charbonnet’s 2-yard run.
Iowa avoided a shutout with Keith Duncan’s 22-yard field goal early in the second quarter.
Michigan’s Shea Patterson was 14 of 26 for 147 yards with an interception.
Iowa’s Nate Stanley was 23 of 42 for 260 yards with three interceptions, ending a 139-pass streak without getting picked off.
AMES, Iowa (AP) — Brock Purdy threw for 247 yards and a pair of TDs and Iowa State overwhelmed TCU 49-24 on Saturday for its first Big 12 win of the season.
Purdy also ran for 102 yards and two touchdowns for the Cyclones (3-2, 1-1), who beat the Horned Frogs for just the third time in 11 tries.
TCU (3-2, 1-1), down 35-10 after three quarters, got a touchdown run from Darius Anderson and a 22-yard TD grab by Jalen Reagor to make it a 35-24 game with nine minutes left. But Purdy’s fourth TD of the day, a 9-yard run, put the Cyclones ahead by 18 with 6:27 left.
Purdy finished with at least 300 combined yards for the fourth straight game.
Eyioma Uwazurike’s 1-yard scoop and score on a fumble put the Cyclones ahead 14-3 early in the second quarter. Purdy then made it 21-3 on a 25-yard touchdown pass to Charlie Kolar, and his 10-yard TD run put Iowa State up 28-3 early in the third quarter.
Freshman Max Duggan got TCU within 28-10 on a short TD pass to Reagor. Iowa State answered by going 75 yards in just five plays, and Johnnie Lang’s 3-yard touchdown run pushed the Cyclones back ahead by 25.
Duggan was 17 of 25 passing for 219 yards and two TDs for TCU. But Anderson ran for just 49 yards, snapping his streak of 100-yard games at three.
CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP) — Redshirt freshman Will McElvain threw a 39-yard touchdown pass to Isaiah Weston, and Trevor Allen and Tyler Hoosman ran for scores, as Northern Iowa held off Youngstown State 21-14 in a Missouri Valley Football Conference opener between two ranked teams on Saturday.
McElvain staked the Panthers (3-2), ranked 13th in the FCS Coaches poll, to a 7-0 lead in the first quarter when he capped an eight-play, 80-yard drive with his TD toss to Weston. McElvain directed an eight-play, 79-yard drive — ended by Allen’s 10-yard TD run — to push Northern Iowa’s lead to 14-0 with 5:07 left in the second quarter.
McElvain finished 10-of-20 passing for 235 yards and a TD for the winners. Allen had a game-high 74 yards rushing on 16 carries. Weston had three receptions for 108 yards.
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) — Kirk Cousins threw two touchdowns to Adam Thielen, Dalvin Cook ran for 132 yards and the Minnesota Vikings made life miserable for Daniel Jones and the New York Giants in a 28-10 victory on Sunday. The win comes just a week after the Vikings (3-2) did little in a 16-6 loss to the Chicago Bears and Thielen insisted the team had to stop being one dimensional on offense, relying solely on the run.
MASON CITY — The NIACC volleyball team won three of four matches at their own NIACC Tournament over the weekend. On Friday, NIACC beat Minnesota West Community and Technical College 25-18, 25-18, 22-25, 25-16, and then swept Dakota College at Bottineau 25-15, 25-21, 25-17. On Saturday, the Lady Trojans fell to Carl Sandburg College in three sets 25-19, 25-17, 25-22 but bounced back to sweep Anoka-Ramsey 25-17, 25-16, 25-17. NIACC is 20-6 and will host Northeast Community College on Wednesday.
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – The NIACC men’s cross country team placed 16th and the women’s team placed 25th in the Arkansas Chile Pepper Festival Saturday.
The 15th-ranked Trojans men accumulated 442 points in the 8-kilometer II race. Texas Southern won the II race with 141 points.
The Trojans, who ran seven freshman, finished ahead of No. 21 Cowley College, which is ranked 21st in the latest junior college Division I poll.
NIACC was led by Jorge Ruiz, who was 55th in a time of 26 minutes, 59 seconds.
The Lady Trojans totaled 592 points as freshman Paula Jimenez led the way with a 30th place finish in 19 minutes, 08 seconds.
Both NIACC teams host the Trent Smith Invitational on Friday.
MASON CITY — The NIACC men’s soccer team dropped a 2-1 decision to Indian Hills in an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference match Sunday afternoon on the NIACC campus.
NIACC jumped out to a 1-0 lead at the 35:17 mark of the second half on a goal by Alex Scarano with an assist from Luke McMahon.
Indian Hills, however, scored the final two goals of the contest in the final 9:36. Indian Hills tied the contest at the 9:36 mark and scored the game-winner with 6:29 left in the contest.
NIACC (3-5 overall, 0-5 in the conference) returns to action Wednesday at Iowa Lakes.
MASON CITY – The NIACC women’s soccer team dropped a 6-0 decision to Indian Hills on Sunday on the NIACC campus.
Indian Hills led 3-0 at the half and added three more goals in the second 45 minutes.
NIACC (2-5 overall, 0-4 in the conference) returns to action Wednesday at Iowa Lakes.