Wednesday, November 25
BEREA, Ohio (AP) — The Cleveland Browns have benched quarterback Johnny Manziel because of his off-field behavior. Coach Mike Pettine says Josh McCown will start Monday night's game against the Baltimore Ravens in place of Manziel, who was recently given the starting job but has now been demoted to third string. Manziel's benching comes after a video surfaced of him partying last weekend in Texas.
MUNCIE, Ind. (AP) — In college football, Bowling Green beat Ball State 48-10 last night. Matt Johnson threw for 236 yards and had three total touchdowns, and Travis Greene ran for 97 yards and two scores. Johnson opened the scoring with a 3-yard touchdown pass to Hunter Folkertsma. After Fred Coppet and Greene ran in short TDs, Johnson had a 4-yard sneak with 36 seconds left in the first half for a 27-0 lead.
DEKALB, Ill. (AP) — Ohio kept Northern Illinois from advancing to the Mid-American Conference title game with a 26-21 win last night. Greg Windham and J.D. Sprague each threw a touchdown pass, and Josiah Yazdani kicked four field goals. A.J. Ouellette rushed for 140 yards on 30 carries for the Bobcats.
CINCINNATI (AP) — In college men's basketball, Number 24 Cincinnati overcame low-percentage shooting to beat Southeastern Louisiana 64-49 last night. Troy Caupain and Jacob Evans III scored 15 points apiece. Playing as a ranked team for the first time in two seasons, the Bearcats struggled to make shots and led by only three points midway through the second half.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Louisiana Tech defeated Ohio State 82-74 last night. Ohio State never led and lost a second straight home game to a non-major conference opponent after winning its previous 151 dating to December of 1994. Marc Loving led Ohio State with 25 points. Keita Bates Diop scored 12 points, and JaQuan Lyle had 10.
ASHWAUBENON, Wis. (AP) — Green Bay held on to beat Akron 66-63 last night. Khalil Small made a key 3-pointer with 3:30 to play. Charles Cooper scored 14 points to lead Green Bay. Jordan Fouse added nine points and 16 rebounds. Pat Forsythe and Antino Jackson had 14 points apiece to lead Akron.
KENT, Ohio (AP) — Kent State beat Saint Francis (Pennsylvania) 79-60 last night. Jimmy Hall scored 16 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Xavier Pollard added 11 points for the Golden Flashes. Kent State took care of the ball with only five turnovers to 15 assists.
DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — Wright State beat Division III Mount St. Joseph 66-52 last night. Joe Thomasson scored 17 points with six rebounds and five assists to pace Wright State. Thomasson was 6-of-10 shooting and made all five free throw attempts. Michael Karena had 12 points and Mark Alstork added 11 points with six boards.
OXFORD, Ohio (AP) — IPFW downed Miami (Ohio) 57-53 last night. Mo Evans scored 15 points with seven assists and four steals. Evans was 50 percent from the floor and 3 of 5 from beyond the arc for IPFW. Eric Washington and Geovonie McKnight had 10 points apiece to pace Miami. Rod Mills chipped in 10 rebounds.
CANCUN, Mexico (AP) — Cleveland State beat Rider 57-52 yesterday. Rob Edwards scored 17, and Andre Yates added 13 points. Daniel Levitt scored 11 points for Cleveland State, which overcame a poor shooting performance in the first-ever meeting between the programs.