In a 41--17 victory over No. 19 Penn State in South Bend last Saturday, Notre
Dame's senior All-America wide receiver, Jeff Samardzija, snagged a seven-yard
touchdown pass from Brady Quinn to put the fourth-ranked Irish up 13--0.
Samardzija finished with six catches for 56 yards.
Bat out of
A bat that slipped out of the hands of Indians catcher Kelly Shoppach
terrorized the crowd at Ameriquest Field in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 3. The
fan who was struck by the bat (in green T-shirt) suffered a broken rib.
Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer (9) did some last-minute play-cramming before
taking on the Chiefs on Sunday in Kansas City. The study paid off: In his first
game after reconstructive left knee surgery, Palmer connected on 13 of 19
passes for 127 yards in a 23--10 Cincinnati win (page 44).
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