CINCINNATI (AP) - The Cincinnati Bengals remained perfect at home and in control of the AFC North with a 42-28 victory over the Indianapolis Colts yesterday. Andy Dalton threw for three touchdowns and ran for another on a cold, windy day at Paul Brown Stadium.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) - Tom Brady threw two touchdown passes in the final 61 seconds, helping the New England Patriots rally for a 27-26 victory over the Cleveland Browns yesterday. New England lost tight end Rob Gronkowski to a leg injury in the third quarter.
CLEVELAND (AP) - Cleveland Indians pitcher Justin Masterson and designated hitter Jason Giambi have been honored with postseason awards. Masterson was named the team's Bob Feller Man of the Year by the Cleveland Chapter of the Baseball Writers Association of America. Giambi was named winner of the team's Good Guy Award, given annually to the player who shows a consistent willingness to cooperate with the media.
MIAMI LAKES, Fla. (AP) - Clemson had its chance against Florida State and got blown out. Ohio State fell one win short of getting an opportunity to face the Seminoles for the national title. So instead, the 12th-ranked Tigers and Number 7 Buckeyes are headed to the Orange Bowl on January 3rd in Miami Gardens, Florida.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - The Cincinnati Bearcats will look to defend their Belk Bowl title December 28th against North Carolina. The Bearcats will be making their second straight appearance in the game after defeating Duke 48-34 last year in Charlotte.
DETROIT (AP) - MAC champion Bowling Green will return to Detroit to face Pittsburgh in the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl on December 26th. The Falcons beat previously undefeated Northern Illinois 47-27 in the MAC title game at Ford Field on Friday, their fifth straight win. It's the third bowl bid in five seasons for Bowling Green and the 11th in school history.
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) - Ohio University is headed to the Beef 'O' Brady's Bowl to face East Carolina of Conference USA. It's the second straight season the Mid-American Conference will be represented in the pre-Christmas game held at Tropicana Field, home of baseball's Tampa Bay Rays.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Sonja Greinacher scored 18 points and pulled down 14 rebounds as Number 24 Gonzaga held off Ohio State 59-58 yesterday. Ameryst Alston paced Ohio State with 18 points and Martina Ellerbe added 11. The Buckeyes trailed 32-20 at halftime.
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