>>Cowboys Capture 10th Straight Win
(Arlington, TX) — Dak Prescott and Ezekiel Elliott accounted for two touchdowns apiece as the Cowboys held off Washington, 31-26. Dallas has won a franchise-record 10 straight games since a season-opening loss to the Giants. Washington dropped to 6-4-and-1.
>>Lions Nip Vikings
(Detroit, MI) — Matt Prater’s 40-yard field goal as time expired gave the Lions a 16-13 win over the Vikings in Detroit. The Lions have reeled off three straight wins and sit alone atop the NFC North at 7-and-4. Minnesota is 6-and-5 after a 5-and-0 start.
>>Steelers Steamroll Colts
(Indianapolis, IN) — Ben Roethlisberger threw three touchdown passes to Antonio Brown as the Steelers steamrolled the Colts, 28-7. The Steelers now sit in first place in the AFC North at 6-and-5. Colts quarterback Andrew Luck did not play due to a concussion.
>>Bears Host Titans
(Chicago, IL) — The Bears face the Titans Sunday at Soldier Field. The Bears have lost two in-a-row to dip to 2-and-8. Chicago quarterback Jay Cutler is dealing with a shoulder injury and Matt Barkley could start in his place.
>>College Basketball Roundup
(Undated) — In college hoops, Illinois was blown out by West Virginia, 89-57, in the NIT Season Tip-Off in Brooklyn. The Illini face Florida State in the consolation game today.
>>College Football Roundup
(Undated) — Illinois wraps up the football seasons this weekend. The Fighting Illini finish up on the road Saturday at Northwestern. Illinois is 3-and-8 on the season.
>>Herman Reportedly Close To Deal With LSU
(Baton Rouge, LA) — Houston head football coach Tom Herman appears to be on the move. ESPN reports Herman could have a deal in place to take over at LSU as early as tomorrow. However, ESPN also reports Herman hasn’t ruled out a potential offer from Texas if Charlie Strong is fired.
>>Izzo Apologizes After Loss
(Nassau, Bahamas) — Number-24 Michigan State was blown out by Baylor, 73-58, as part of the Battle 4 Atlantis in the Bahamas. After the game, Spartans head coach Tom Izzo apologized to the team for the brutal early-season schedule, which previously included stops in New York and Hawaii.
Coming up tonight on Talk 101, it’s The Talk 101 High School Game of the Week presented by World of Powersports as the Eisenhower Panthers are in action against Mt Zion in the 47th Annual Turkey Tournament at Stephen Decatur Middle School. The Dale’s Southlake Pharmacy Pregame show gets underway at 5:45p.m. and the tipoff follows at 6:00p.m. Following the conclusion of that game, the MacArthur Generals continue their pursuit of a third straight tournament title when they take on Bollingbrook. Game time right around 7:45p.m. Join Scott Busboom and Kevin Hale with the call Friday night on Talk 101!