A roundup of players with Midlands ties and how they fared in Division I football contests.

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Jared Bubak (Lincoln Christian), TE, Jr.: Played, no stats, in 34-31 loss to Colorado. Friday: at California (9:30 p.m., ESPN)


Alex Harris (Kearney), WR, Jr.: Placekick holder in 35-34 loss at Pittsburgh. Saturday: Connecticut (6 p.m., ESPN2)


Nouredin Nouili (Norris), OL, Fr.: Started at left guard in 41-35 loss to Toledo. Saturday: at Utah State (6:30 p.m., CBSSN)


Trevor Downing (Creston, Iowa), OL, R-Fr.: Started at left guard in 72-20 win over Louisiana-Monroe. Saturday: at Baylor (2:30 p.m., ESPN)

KANSAS (2-2) 

Malcolm Lee (Bellevue West), DL, So.: Starter at defensive tackle had one solo tackle and one assist in 29-24 loss to West Virginia. Had five solo tackles, four assists, a tackle for loss and a half-sack in his first three games.

Jacob Ahlschwede (Lincoln Southwest), QB, Fr.: Did not play. Saturday: at TCU (11 a.m., FS1)


Masry Mapieu (York), DL, So.: Played, no stats, in 45-25 win at Ohio. Saturday: at Georgia Southern

OHIO (1-3) 

Brett Kitrell (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, Jr.: Started at left guard in 45-25 loss to Louisiana.

Brian Arp (Kearney), DL, Sr.: Started at nose tackle, three assisted tackles.

Bryce Stai (Norris), DL, R-Fr.: Played, no stats.

Cole Irland (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, So.: Did not play. Next: Oct. 5 at Buffalo


Dylan Plautz (Omaha Westside), QB, So.: Did not play in 21-6 loss to Oregon. Saturday: at Oregon State, (6 p.m., Pac12)

TCU (2-1) 

Max Duggan (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Fr.: Starter went 16 of 36 for 188 yards and a touchdown and netted 7 yards on 11 carries in 41-38 loss to SMU. Saturday: Kansas (11 a.m., FS1)


Cedric Case (Lincoln High), QB, Fr.: Did not play in 37-34, triple overtime win over Georgia State. Saturday: Nicholls State


Bryson Williams (Lincoln Southeast), NT, So.: Injured; did not play in 35-14 win over Michigan. Saturday: Northwestern (11 a.m., ABC)

WYOMING (3-1) 

Rudy Stofer (Kearney), OT, So.: Started at left tackle in 24-21 loss at Tulsa.

Patrick Arnold (Gretna), OL, So.; and Davon Wells-Ross (Omaha North), DE, So.: Played, no stats.

DNP: Gavin Rush (Aurora), OG, Jr.; Jason Davis (Hershey), OL, So.; Marco Machado (Nebraska Lutheran), OL, R-Fr. Saturday: UNLV (7 p.m., ESPNU)



Hoss Smith (Oakland-Craig), RB, Jr.: Did not play in 22-13 win over Charleston Southern. Saturday: at Samford


Kevin Williams (Omaha North), OL, So.: Started at right guard in 14-6 loss to South Dakota. Saturday: Idaho


Jackson Scott-Brown (Council Bluffs St. Albert), OG, Sr.: Started at left guard in 13-6 win over Idaho State.

Jayden Scott (Omaha Concordia), TE, R-Fr.: Played, no stats.

DNP: Christian Ellsworth (Grand Island Northwest), QB, Sr.; Caden Houghtelling (Cambridge), DL, R-Fr. Saturday: at Weber State


Austin Simmonds (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Sr.: Was 24 of 41 for 184 yards and a touchdown and ran for 64 yards on 18 rushes in 14-6 win at Northern Colorado.

Jake Matthew (Millard North), LB, Jr.: Starting linebacker had four solo tackles and one assist, 2½ tackles for loss (11 yards) and an 8-yard sack.

DeValon Whitcomb (Omaha North), DT, Sr.: Starter had one assisted tackle.

Stephen Hillis (Hartington Cedar Catholic), LB, Fr.: Two tackles and one assist.

DNP: Trystn Ducker (Bellevue West), WR, Sr.; Conner Thiele (Oakland-Craig), LB, Jr.; Dominic Long (Gothenburg), K/P, So.; D.J. Gross (McCook), LB, Fr.; Shane Dailey (Bellevue West), WR, Fr.

Next: Oct. 5 vs. Indiana State


Cade Johnson (Bellevue West), WR, Jr.: Five receptions for 68 yards and a touchdown in 43-7 win over Southern Utah.

Josh Manchigiah (Papillion-La Vista South), DB, Jr.: Starter had one solo tackle and three assists.

Ryan Earith (Papillion-La Vista South), DL, Sr.: Starter had two assists.

Luke Sellers (Papillion-La Vista South), FB, Sr.: Starter had no carries.

Matt Clark (Syracuse), OL, Sr.: Started at center.

Caleb Sanders (Glenwood, Iowa), DT, So.: One solo tackle and one assist, 1½ tackles for loss (7 yards), one 5-yard sack.

Cole Frahm (Omaha Burke), K, So.: Three kickoffs for 63-yard average.

Ben Dinkel (Kearney), P, So.: Three punts, 51.7-yard average, long punt 75 yards.

Jack Domandle (Millard West), OL, Jr.; and Ti’Jaih Davis (Boys Town), CB, R-Fr.: Played, no stats.

DNP: Caden Johnson (Wahoo Neumann), DE, Fr.; Chase Norblade (Papillion-La Vista South), DB, Fr.; Baily Darnell (Auburn), DB, Fr.; Elijah Wilson (Omaha Central), DE, Jr.; Jake Wolfe (Millard West), K, So.

Saturday: Southern Illinois


COLGATE (0-4) 

Triston Fairchild (Papillion-La Vista South), RB, Sr.: Did not play in 35-21 loss to Maine. Saturday: at Dartmouth

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