Monday, April 23, 2018
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Gophers' Kill has seizure

MINNEAPOLIS — Jerry Kill's seizure problems returned Saturday, hospitalizing the Minnesota coach shortly after he gave his postgame press conference following a 21-13 loss to Northwestern. Kill met with the media and answered questions for about 10 minutes after the game, looking healthy and strong. But moments after returning to the locker room, he had another seizure, school officials said. Team medical staff attended to him immediately, and an ambulance arrived at TCF Bank Stadium quickly after the seizure. Kill was taken to a hospital, where he was alert and resting comfortably, according to a news release issued by the school about two hours after the game. University officials said they "do not anticipate further information" but said they hoped to have an update today. It was unknown whether he'd coach this coming week at Wisconsin.

Record of the day

22-34 Auburn coach Gene Chizik's record without 2010 Heisman-winning QB Cam Newton on his team. Chizik was 5-19 at Iowa State (2008-09) and is 17-15 (minus Newton) in his fourth season at Auburn. After Chizik's 14-0 national title season in 2010, Auburn gave him a new deal with a $10 million buyout that declines each year till it reaches zero after the 2015 season, according to the Birmingham News. If Auburn fired him at the end of this season, it would owe him $7.5M, the largest buyout in SEC history. The current largest? Auburn's $5.1M of Tommy Tuberville in 2008.

Number of the day

6 Teams Iowa State has faced, among six, that entered their game unbeaten:

Date Opp. Rec. Result

Sept. 1 Tulsa 0-0 38-23 Win

Sept. 8 at Iowa 1-0 9-6 Win

Sept. 15 Western Illinois 2-0 37-3 Win

Sept. 29 Texas Tech 3-0 42-13 Loss

Oct. 6 at TCU 4-0 37-23 Win

Saturday Kansas State 5-0 27-21 Loss

Up next? At 3-2 Oklahoma State

Players of the day

Dri Archer, Kent State: The junior running back ran for 222 yards and a touchdown and threw a TD in a 31-17 win over Army.

Matt Brown, Illinois State: The quarterback threw for three touchdowns and ran for one for the host Redbirds, who rallied from a 28-7 first-half deficit to beat Youngstown State 35-28.

Ryan Griffin, Tulane: The senior quarterback returned after missing three weeks with a shoulder injury to throw for 302 yards and three TDs to help beat SMU 27-26.

Matt Hogan, Houston: The senior set a Conference USA record with six field goals — 23, 27, 23, 29, 52 and 26 yards — in a 39-17 win over UAB. A seventh try, a 48-yarder, fell short.

Bernard Reedy, Toledo: The junior scored on an 89-yard kickoff return, a 58-yard run and a 65-yard catch during the third quarter of a 52-47 win over Eastern Michigan. Reedy finished with 11 catches for 237 yards.

Tyler Tettleton, Ohio: The junior quarterback passed for two touchdowns and caught one in a 34-28 victory over Akron. His first TD pass gave him a school-record 39 for the Bobcats, who are 7-0 for the first time since 1968.

The Division I-A unbeatens

Big East Independent SEC

CincinnatiNotre Dame *Alabama *

LouisvilleMACFlorida *

RutgersOhio Miss. State #

Big TenPac-12S. Carolina * #

Ohio State * #OregonWAC

Big 12Oregon State *La. Tech * #

Kansas State

* Has not faced a I-AA team # Played late Saturday

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