Sports report 14.11.22 | The voice of LaSalle County since 1952!

The Bears gave up 21 points in the fourth quarter of a 31-30 loss to the Detroit Lions at Soldier Field. The Bears gave up a go-ahead touchdown when Jamaal Williams crashed into the end zone on a one-yard run with under three minutes on average. Justin Field rushed for 147 yards and two points, and he passed for 167 yards and two touchdowns. However, he also threw an expensive pick-six that opened the door for Detroit. Chicago now sits bottom in the NFC North at 3 and 7. The Bears are in Atlanta this Sunday.

In another NFL action last night, the San Francisco 49ers defeated the Los Angeles Chargers 22-16. Tonight’s Monday Night Football features a battle between two NFC East, the undefeated Philadelphia Eagles and the Washington Commanders.

>>Bulls are rocked by Denver

(Chicago, IL) — The Bulls never led with a 126-103 loss to the Denver Nuggets at the United Center. The Bulls were up to 28 points behind in the defeat. Zach LaVine poured 21 points into the loss while DeMar DeRozan had 16 points. The 6 and 8 Bulls visit the Pelicans on Wednesday.

>>Blackhawks take third place to beat Ducks

(Anaheim, CA) — The Blackhawks scored a late goal to storm past the Ducks 3-2 in Anaheim on Saturday. The Blackhawks improved to 6-5-3 and they host Carolina tonight.

>>Fighting the Irish Hold Off Navy

(Baltimore, MD) — The No. 20 Notre Dame Fighting Irish survived a late Navy comeback attempt with a 35-32 win at M&T Bank Stadium on Saturday. Notre Dame took a 35-13 lead at halftime, but Navy beat them 19-0 in the second half. The Fighting Irish sealed the deal when they picked up an onside kick with a minute and a half left in regulation. Drew Pyne passed for 269 yards and four touchdowns and added a score on the floor. The 7-and-3 Fighting Irish take on Boston College this Saturday.

>>The fight against Illini falls after Purdue

(Champaign, IL) — Number 21 Illinois is on a two-game losing streak after a 31-24 loss to Purdue at Memorial Stadium on Saturday. The Illini gave up a go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter and went down with two possessions after a Boilermakers field goal with a minute left. Tommy Devito had 201 passing yards, one touchdown and one interception. The Fighting Illini are in a four-way tie for first place in the Big Ten West with a 4-and-3 conference mark and a 7-and-3 record overall. Illinois is third in Michigan this Saturday.

>>The Northwest is being overrun by Minnesota

(Minneapolis, MN) — The Northwestern Wildcats managed just 206 yards of offense in a 31-3 loss to the Minnesota Gophers at Huntington Bank Stadium on Saturday. Northwestern never led in the game and the Wildcats were outplayed 17-0 in the second half. Northwestern remains bottom in the Big Ten West with 1 and 6 in conference and 1 and 9 overall. The Wildcats play Purdue on Saturday.

>>College Football Summary

(Undated) – In another college football action over the weekend, Illinois State was downed 31-7 by South Dakota State.

>>College Basketball Summary

(Undated) – In Friday’s college basketball action, No. 23 Illinois defeated Kansas City 86-48, Northwestern defeated Northern Illinois 63-46, Bradley lost to Utah State 84-62 and DePaul defeated Western Illinois with 86:74. Illinois State defeated Northwestern State 69-67 on Saturday and Notre Dame slipped past Youngstown State 88-81. Today Illinois receives Monmouth, Northern Illinois receives Purdue Northwest, UIC has a home game against Jacksonville State.

In local sports, the Ottawa Dolphins swim team took first place in a 6-team meeting last weekend at the Illinois Valley YMCA. Winner for the dolphins included Gabe Marini Cole Bressendorf, Ethan Farabaugh, Brennen Heaver, Griffin Sharp, Bo Weitl, Elizabeth Hansen, Ryland Heaver, Finley Jobst, Lewis Kuiper, Clara Weitl, Quinn Wilkinson. In other local sports, the Morris football team defeated Mahomet-Seymour 35-14 last Saturday to advance to the Class 5A semifinals. They face off against Peoria High School on Saturday for a chance to compete in the state championship. The Sycamore Spartans also advanced to the Class 5A semifinals when they defeated Sterling 28-0. Sycamore will host Nazareth Academy with a berth for a state championship game on Saturday.

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