NCAA Week 2: Huskies get first win; ISU stays unbeaten

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NCAA Week 2: Huskies get first win; ISU stays unbeaten

Huskies route Tennessee-Martin

DEKALB, Ill. -- Jordan Lynch ran for three touchdowns and threw for another score to lift Northern Illinois to a 35-7 win over Tennessee-Martin on Saturday night.

It was the 16th consecutive home victory for the Huskies (1-1), the defending champions of the Mid-American Conference. NIU lost to Iowa 18-17 last week at Soldier Field in Chicago.

Lynch had a 31-yard TD pass to Martel Moore and ran for scores of 1, 32 and 4 yards.

Jamal Womble scored on a 2-yard run on the Huskies' first drive and Leighton Settle ran for 106 yards for NIU, which led 21-0 at halftime. Lynch finished with 60 yards rushing and 214 yards passing.

Tennessee-Martin scored early in the fourth quarter on Derek Carr's 7-yard pass to Corey Jordan. Quentin Sims caught 10 passes for 152 yards for the Skyhawks (1-1), who won at Memphis last week - their first victory over an FBS school.

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Dunn leads Redbirds past E. Michigan

YPSILANTI, Mich. -- Darrelynn Dunn continued a hot start to the season with 129 yards rushing and two touchdowns, and Illinois State dominated the second half Saturday en route to a 31-14 victory over Eastern Michigan.

Dunn ran for 4-yard scores midway through the third quarter and with 1:08 left in the game as the Redbirds (2-0) outscored Eastern Michigan 21-0 after halftime. Dunn, a senior, has 256 yards rushing through two games, surpassing his 2011 total of 247.

Matt Brown added a 22-yard touchdown pass to Donovan Harden and finished with 155 yards passing, and Jonathon Miller ran for a 58-yard score.

For the second straight week, Alex Gillett was the offense for the Eagles (0-2). He threw for 145 yards and a touchdown to Garrett Hoskins and added a rushing score, but was intercepted three times. Through two games, Gillett has accounted for all six of Eastern Michigan's touchdowns.

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Western Illinois defeats Indianapolis

MACOMB, Ill. (AP) Josh Hudson and Nikko Watson ran for touchdowns and Martinez Davis returned an interception for a score as Western Illinois defeated Indianapolis 27-17 on Saturday.

Davis picked off Chris Mills and returned the ball 49 yards for a touchdown to give the Leathernecks (2-0) a 24-14 lead in the third quarter. Western Illinois intercepted Mills four times, including twice in the fourth quarter.

Hudson was 14 of 20 passing for 140 yards with an interception. Caulton Ray ran for 99 yards on 19 attempts.

Klay Fiechter rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown on 27 carries for the Greyhounds (0-2), and Mills threw a 52-yard touchdown pass to Mar'quone Edmonds in the third quarter to make the score 24-17. But Indianapolis, a Division II school, got no closer.

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Salukis can't stop Miami (OH)

OXFORD, Ohio (AP) Zac Dysert passed for 226 yards and a touchdown and two Pat Hinkel interceptions led to Miami (Ohio) scores as the RedHawks defeated Southern Illinois 30-14 Saturday.

Dysert, who completed 28 of 36 with no interceptions, started the scoring for Miami (1-1) with his 50th career touchdown pass, a 10-yarder to Andy Cruse in the first quarter. Cruse caught a career-high 12 passes for 60 yards.

The Salukis (0-2) answered by driving 71 yards in 10 plays, scoring on Mika'il McCall's 1-yard run. But on their next possession, Hinkel intercepted Kory Faulkner's pass at the SIU 24 and returned it for a touchdown and a 14-7 Miami lead.

After the RedHawks added a third-quarter field goal, Hinkel intercepted Faulkner again to put Miami at the SIU 27. A defensive holding penalty moved the ball to the 12 and Jamire Westbrook ran it in to make it 24-7 after three quarters.

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Road Ahead: Can the White Sox turn things around?

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Road Ahead: Can the White Sox turn things around?

CSN's Chuck Garfien and Bill Melton talk about what's next for the White Sox, presented by Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana Honda dealers.

The White Sox are struggling lately as the team has lost six consecutive games and 14 of their last 18.

It doesn't get much easier for the South Siders as they stay on the road to face the New York Mets and Detroit Tigers this week.

After once leading the American League Central and looking like a complete team, the bullpen is struggling and the team is in a freefall.

Can the team fix things to stay in the division race?

Find out what Garfien and Melton had to say in the video above.

 

Quintana takes the hill as White Sox face the Mets on CSN

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Quintana takes the hill as White Sox face the Mets on CSN

The White Sox take on the New York Mets on Monday, and you can catch all the action on Comcast SportsNet. Coverage begins with White Sox Pregame Live at 11:30 a.m. Be sure to stick around after the final out to get analysis and player reaction on White Sox Postgame Live.

Monday’s starting pitching matchup: Jose Quintana vs. Matt Harvey

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White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson sidelined with turf toe

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White Sox outfielder Austin Jackson sidelined with turf toe

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Austin Jackson exited Sunday’s game after battling turf toe on his left foot, according to a club official.

When he’ll return to the White Sox lineup isn’t yet certain. The injury comes at a time when Jackson is red hot at the plate and continuing to make big plays in the outfield.

Jackson, who finished 1-for-3 Sunday with a sac fly and two RBIs, has produced a .464/.500/.607 slash line in his last eight games.

The center fielder has been so good at the plate that White Sox manager Robin Ventura has batted him in the second spot in the lineup two days in a row. With Melky Cabrera needed for the middle of the lineup, Jackson has been Ventura’s best option. He entered Sunday with a team-high .697 OPS hitting second.

“I like Melky there, too,” Ventura said. “But (Jackson’s) at-bats have been better. Walking, fouling pitches off, getting on, he’s looked good up there.”

Jackson also turned in a sterling defensive play in the first inning as he made an over-the-shoulder catch to rob Kendrys Morales of extra bases. Jackson then fired a perfect strike to Tyler Saladino, whose relay to first doubled off Eric Hosmer.

Outfielder Adam Eaton has credited much of Jackson’s communication and defensive skills to his own improvement in right field.