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Tuesday’s Sports

NFL

It was great when they arrived, but it got worse the longer the Cowboys stayed at AT&T Monday. Zeke Elliott fumbled on two consecutive drives resulting in points as the Arizona Cardinals destroyed the Cowboys 38 – 10 in a game that was nowhere near that close. Quarterback Andy Dalton was a non-factor. The Cowboys turned the ball over four times and only scored one touchdown after an 18-play drive in the fourth, assisted by three pass interference penalties on the Cardinals.

Patrick Mahomes, of Whitehouse, became the youngest quarterback to hit the 90-touchdown mark, and it only took 37 games. He passed Hall of Famer Dan Marino, who did it in 40 games. 

NCAA

Week 7 Top 10 are Clemson, Alabama, Notre Dame, Georgia, Ohio State, Oklahoma State, Texas A&M, Penn State, Cincinnati, and Florida. SMU came in at No. 16.

Baylor’s improving as the Bear’s head coach Dave Aranda said that all football players and coaches who had COVID-19 are now negative. He expects to have most of the team available to practice by the middle of the week. They meet Texas Saturday in Austin at 2:30 pm.

SFA’s basketball team is out of quarantine and back into fall practice.

Lone Star

Texas A&M University-Commerce’s freshman Nicodemus Rotich, of Kenya, claimed his third sweep in the cross-country Monday. He is the first to claim that honor at Commerce since Turner Pool in 2016. The University is also naming Kate Bruning as the Associate Athletics Director for Sports Medicine. 

Region XIV

Northeast hosted the National Intercollegiate Rodeo Association’s Southern last Friday and Saturday at Mt Pleasant, with the Saddle Bronc competition seeing the broncs win, with only one qualified ride. Full details are on our website under sports. 

HIGH SCHOOL

Tyler Chapel Hill gets a win after Mabank forfeited Friday’s game because of COVID. Spring Hill canceled last week’s Liberty-Eylau game and added Pleasant Grove to the no-play list this Friday. Sulphur Springs made it official Monday morning that they would not play against Ennis this week. Paris Wildcats canceled its 8th-grade football game tonight at Celina because of COVID.

The UIL’s Legislative Council meet the last two days on rule changes in music, academics, and COVID concerns. They delayed Water Polo, State Chamber Music Contest, and Sight Reading. Now the Commissioner of Education has t approve all the changes passed. (https://www.uiltexas.org/files/policy/Oct2020LegCouncilPacket.pdf)