MONDAY SPORTS: College football polls; NFL week nine; Kubiak collapses
The Clemson Tigers’ win at Virginia Saturday moved Dabo Swinney’s team up to 7th in the latest ESPN/USA Today College Football Coaches Poll. South Carolina also moved up one spot to 15th. The Gamecocks are coming off a 34-16 home win against Mississippi State Saturday. Alabama and Oregon continue to hold the top two spots in the coaches’ ranking. Florida State is third. Ohio State and Baylor round out the top five.
In the Associated Press poll, Clemson moved up one spot to 9th and USC jumped one spot to 13th.
Both Clemson and USC are off next week. The Tigers next game is a week from Thursday, at home against Georgia Tech. The Gamecocks play November 16th at home against Florida.
In the latest BCS standings released Sunday night, Florida State moves back to #2, behind Alabama. Clemson is #7, while South Carolinais 12th.
In Week Nine of NFL play, the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Buffalo Bill, 23-13. The Chiefs remain undefeated at 9-0.
The Carolina Panthers dominated the Atlanta Falcons in a 34-10 win in Charlotte.
The Philadelphia Eagles got past the Oakland Raiders 49-20. Eagles QB Nick Foles had seven touchdown passes, tying the NFL record. Only six others have done it, including Peyton Manning, who became the first player to do it since 1969 in the Denver Broncos’ season opener this year.
Tonight’s Monday Night Football game on ESPN features the Bears against the Packers from Green Bay. The game kicks off at 8:30 PM.
Houston Texans coach Gary Kubiak was taken to the hospital in Houston Sunday night after he collapsed on the field as he was leaving at halftime of his team’s game against the Indianapolis Colts. The Texans said the 52-year-old Kubiak didn’t have a heart attack, never lost consciousness and was in stable condition.
In South Carolina’s only basketball exhibition before opening up the season this Saturday, the Gamecocks used a pair of first half runs fueled by its defense before ultimately defeating USC Aiken 84-72. Sophomore guard Michael Carrera led the Gamecocks with 14 points.
Kenyans Geoffrey Mutai and Priscah Jeptoo won the New York City marathon on Sunday, which returned one year after being canceled in 2012 due to Superstorm Sandy. Mutai, who won the last race in 2011, finished in 2 hours, 8 minutes and 24 seconds, beating Ethiopia’s Tsegaye Kebede by 52 seconds. Jeptoo won the women’s race in 2 hours, 25 minutes and 7 seconds, getting the victory by 48 seconds over Ethiopian and Bronx resident Bzunesh Deba, who she’d passed with just more than two miles left in the race.