5A Football Playoffs Friday
East at Stansbury 5 p.m.
Orem at Bountiful 6 p.m.
Timpanogos at Springville 4 p.m.
Lehi at Timpview 6 p.m.
3A Football Playoffs
Saturday at SUU
Juab vs. Morgan 4 p.m.
J.Diego vs. Grantsville 7 p.m.
4A Football Playoffs
Pine View at Dixie 6 p.m.
Crimson Cliffs at Ridgeline 6 p.m.
2A Football Playoffs
Saturday at SUU
S.Juan vs. Summit Academy 10 a.m.
S.Summit vs Beaver 1 p.m.
Atlanta played at Houston Tuesday night in the sixth game of the World Series. The Braves led the Series 3-2 going into the game. If necessary, Game 7 would be Wednesday night at Houston on FOX 13 at 6:09.
The NBA announced Monday that Utah Jazz center Rudy Gobert has been named the Western Conference Player of the Week for games played from Monday, Oct. 25, through Sunday, Oct. 31. It marks Gobert’s second Player of the Week accolade, last earning the honor in 2018-19 for games played from Monday, March 11, through Sunday, March 17
Gobert (7-1, 256, France) owned averages of 16.3 points on 77.8 percent from the field, 15.5 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 1.0 assists in 31.1 minutes per game during the week, helping Utah to a 3-1 record. The Jazz have started the 2021-22 season 5-1, with Gobert leading the NBA in rebounds per game (17.2), ranking fourth in field goal percentage (72.1) and tied for the most double-doubles (five).
Utah State football
Utah State grad junior quarterback Logan Bonner was named Monday as one of eight Manning Award “Stars of the Week,” after helping lead the Aggies to a 51-31 home win over Hawai’i this past Saturday.
Aggie fans can now go to the Allstate Sugar Bowl Facebook page to vote for Bonner following his stellar performance against the Rainbow Warriors. When voting closes on Thursday at 10 a.m., the top vote-getter will be announced as the Manning Award Quarterback of the Week.
Joining Bonner on this week’s Manning Award Stars of the Week are West Virginia’s Jarret Doege, Wake Forest’s Sam Hartman, Bowling Green’s Matt McDonald, Houston’s Clayton Tune, Miami’s Tyler Van Dyke, Oklahoma’s Caleb Williams and Western Kentucky’s Bailey Zappe.
U of U football
The University of Utah Football team (5-3, 4-1) will begin a two-week stint on the road this week, starting with a stop in Stanford, Calif., to take on the Stanford Cardinal on Friday, Nov. 5. The Utes and the Cardinal will kick off at 8:30 p.m. MT on FS1 in Stanford Stadium.
In the all-time series against Stanford, the advantage has gone to the road team with Utah holding a 4-0 lead in the series when playing at Stanford. The last time Utah and Stanford faced off was in 2018 inside Stanford Stadium with Utah winning 40-21 when the Cardinal ranked No. 14 in the AP Poll. Three of Utah’s last four games at Stanford have been decided by seven points or less, including a double-overtime game in 2014.
With a win, Utah would win its 50th victory in Pac-12 play since joining the conference in 2011. With a win, Utah would improve to 5-1 in conference play for the first time since 2019.
In Utah’s last three games, nine of Utah’s 17 scoring drives have been for 75 yards or more.
Utah has scored on its opening drive in three straight games.
Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham is three wins away from becoming the all-time wins leader at Utah.
For the third time in the 2021 season, BYU running back Tyler Allgeier has been named the Independent Offensive Player of the Week by College Sports Madness. He was also named honorable mention College Football Performance Awards National Performer of the Week for his role in leading No. 17 BYU to a 66-49 win over Virginia.
Allgeier had 29 carries for 266 yards and tied a school record with five TDs on Oct. 30 at LaVell Edwards Stadium versus the Cavaliers. His 266-yard performance was the third best rushing total in BYU football history, behind Eldon Fortie’s 272 in 1962 and current Detroit Lions running back Jamaal Williams, who set the school record at 286 in 2016.