CHICAGO Teams

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Top receiver Jordan Westerkamp walked slowly off the field for Nebraska after he was tackled on the sideline at the end of a 21-yard reception. Illinois and the Huskers are tied at 7 as injuries mount in the second quarter for Tommy Armstrong's receiving threats.

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Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Nebraska tight end Cethan Carter, a key weapon for the Huskers, leaves for the locker room after suffering an apparent left hand or wrist injury on the opening drive against Illinois.

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Breaking down Notre Dame's 50-33 win over Syracuse (2:54)

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

DeShone Kizer finished with 471 yards passing, which is the third-highest single-game total in school history and the most ever by a Notre Dame QB in a win. The teams combined for 1,144 yards of offense. It was far from pretty, but Notre Dame's 50-33 victory over Syracuse was its first win over a Power-5 team since last Nov. 21 against Boston College, and the Irish will take it as they head to NC State next week looking to get back to .500. The Orange will look to rebound under the lights at Wake Forest.

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Heartwarming moment prior to Illinois-Nebraska (0:58)
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Northwestern INT seals win at Iowa

Northwestern's Trae Williams picks off Iowa QB C.J. Beathard with 1:05 left in the game. The Wildcats hold on for a 38-31 road win.

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Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly discusses bounceback win (1:39)
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Breaking down Northwestern 38-31 victory over Iowa (1:32)

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

Zack Darlington carries the American flag on to the field at Memorial Stadium during the Tunnel Walk.

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Orange cut into Irish lead

Syracuse QB Eric Dungey reaches for the pylon to make it a 50-33 game. Notre Dame has the ball and the lead after successfully receiving the onside kick.

Matt Fortuna ESPN Staff Writer 

Syracuse gets on the board in the second half, but it's been a comedy of errors for the Orange on special teams today. They bobbled the hold on the extra point, meaning they now trail by three possessions (50-33) instead of two. They also had an XP attempt blocked and returned for two points in the first quarter, in addition to allowing a kickoff return for a TD in the opening frame. The Orange simply can't afford miscues like that with the defense that they have, as Cuse has lost 11 points on special teams today.

Lineup: Cubs (102-57) at Reds (67-93)

  • 1. Dexter Fowler, CF (S)
  • 2. Kris Bryant, LF (R)
  • 3. Anthony Rizzo, 1B (L)
  • 4. Ben Zobrist, 2B (S)
  • 5. Addison Russell, SS (R)
  • 6. Jason Heyward, RF (L)
  • 7. Javier Baez, 3B (R)
  • 8. David Ross, C (R)
  • SP: Jon Lester, LHP

Brian Bennett ESPN Staff Writer 

Huge upset win on the road for Northwestern at Iowa. Wildcats may have saved their season, while the Hawkeyes, who have now lost two of their last three, have a lot of issues to address. Iowa dominated the lines of scrimmage in last year's magical 12-0 regular season but got outplayed in the trenches again today. Nebraska and Wisconsin the clear front runners in West Division -- for now.

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Cubs are seeing Red

The Cubs have hit 39 home runs vs. the Reds this season, their most against a single team in franchise history, per the Elias Sports Bureau.

Watch: Illinois at No. 15 Nebraska

Nebraska is seeking its third 5-0 start since 2004 and is a 21-point favorite against Illinois. According to ESPN's FPI, the Cornhuskers have a 91 percent chance to win. Live on ESPN2/WatchESPN

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Jorge Soler takes some swings before Saturday's game (0:06)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Jorge Soler (side) takes some swings before Saturday's game. The Cubs are hopeful he can start on Sunday.

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Joe Maddon on the value of attaining certain milestones like 20 wins (0:26)
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Jesse Rogers ESPN Staff Writer 

Watch Joe Maddon discuss the value of attaining certain milestones like 20 wins. Jon Lester goes for his 20th today.

Mitch Sherman ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Nebraska bench.

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Iowa responds with long TD drive

After falling behind to Northwestern by two scores, Iowa responded with a 9-play, 75-yard drive. LeShun Daniels Jr.'s 1-yard run makes it a 7-point game in the fourth quarter on ESPNU.