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 42-32 loss at UCLA.

Next up: USC, Nov. 9


Alex Harris (Kearney), WR, Jr.: Place-kick holder in 63-21 win at Temple.

Saturday: Houston (11 a.m., ESPN2)


Nouredin Nouili (Norris), OL, Fr.: Injured, did not play in 41-31 win at Fresno State.

Saturday: UNLV


Ryan Langan (Riverside), LS, Jr.: Long snapper in 41-7 win over New Mexico State.

Thursday: at Appalachian State (7 p.m., ESPNU)

IOWA (6-2)

Caleb Shudak (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), K, Jr.: Five kickoffs, 63.0-yard average, in 20-0 win at Northwestern.

DNP: Matt Fagan (Council Bluffs St. Albert), OL, R-Fr.

Next up: at Wisconsin, Nov. 9


Trevor Downing (Creston, Iowa), OL, R-Fr.: Started at left guard in 34-27 loss to Oklahoma State.

Next up: at Oklahoma, Nov. 9

KANSAS (3-5)

Malcolm Lee (Bellevue West), DL, So.: One solo tackle in 37-34 win over Texas Tech.

DNP: Jakob Ahlschwede (Lincoln Southwest), QB, Fr.

Saturday: Kansas State (2:30 p.m., FS1)


Nick Lenners (Lincoln Southwest), TE, So.: Started, no stats, in 48-41 win over Oklahoma.

Adam Holtorf (Seward), OL, Sr.: Started at center.

Saturday: at KU (2:30 p.m., FS1)


Masry Mapieu (York), DL, So.: Did not play in 37-20 win at Arkansas State.

Saturday: Texas State


Mitchell Brinkman (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), TE, Jr.: Two receptions for 36 yards and a touchdown in 49-0 win over Akron.

Saturday: at Central Michigan (11 a.m., CBSSN)

OHIO (4-4)

Brett Kitrell (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, Jr.: Injured, did not play in 34-21 win at Ball State.

Brian Arp (Kearney), DL, R-Sr.: One solo tackle.

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

DNP: Cole Irland (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, R-So.

Next up: Miami (Ohio), Nov. 6


Dylan Plautz (Omaha Westside), QB, So.: Did not play in 41-31 win at Arizona.

Next up: Colorado, Nov. 9

TCU (4-3)

Max Duggan (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Fr.: Starter was 19 of 27 for 273 yards and a touchdown (one interception) and ran for 72 yards and a touchdown in 37-27 win over Texas.

Saturday: at Oklahoma State (2:30 p.m., ESPN)


Cedric Case (Lincoln High), QB-WR, Fr.: Started at wide receiver, no stats, in 38-14 loss at Arkansas State.

Saturday: at Louisiana


Bryson Williams (Lincoln Southeast), NT, So.: One assisted tackle in 38-7 loss at Ohio State.

Next up: Iowa, Nov. 9


Rudy Stofer (Kearney), OT, So.: Started at left tackle in 31-3 win over Nevada.

Patrick Arnold (Gretna), OL, So.: Started at right guard.

Davon Wells-Ross (Omaha North), DE, So.: Played, no stats.

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

Next up: at Boise State, Nov. 9



Hoss Smith (Oakland-Craig), RB, Jr.: Did not play in 35-24 win over Mercer.

Saturday: at East Tennessee


Alex Cloyd (Millard South), TE, Sr.: One reception for 4 yards, one punt return for 4 yards in 16-12 win over Montana State.

DNP: Marcus Vaughn-Jones (Omaha Creighton Prep), DB, R-Fr.

Next up: Weber State, Nov. 9


Kevin Williams (Omaha North), OL, So.: Started at left guard in 38-30 loss to Portland State.

Saturday: at Idaho State


Jackson Scott-Brown (Council Bluffs St. Albert), OG, Sr.: Started at left guard in 29-6 win at Missouri State.

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

Caden Houghtelling (Cambridge), DL, R-Fr.: One tackle, for a 1-yard loss.

DNP: Christian Ellsworth (Grand Island Northwest), QB, Sr.

Saturday: at Illinois State


Austin Simmons (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Sr.: Was 22 of 34 for 226 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions and ran for 26 yards and a TD on 10 carries in 48-28 loss to Southern Illinois.

Jake Matthew (Millard North), LB, Jr.: Starter had two solo tackles and two assists.

DeValon Whitcomb (Omaha North), DT, Sr.: Had three assists.

Stephen Hillis (Hartington Cedar Catholic), LB, Fr.; Conner Thiele (Oakland-Craig), LB, Jr.: Played, no stats.

DNP: Trystn Ducker (Bellevue West), WR, Sr.; Dominic Long (Gothenburg), K/P, So.; D.J. Gross (McCook), LB, Fr.

Saturday: at Western Illinois


Cade Johnson (Bellevue West), WR, Jr.: Starter had four receptions for 76 yards and one rush for 16 yards in 23-16 loss to North Dakota State.

Josh Manchigiah (Papillion-La Vista South), DB, Jr.: Starter had four solo tackles and two assists.

Ryan Earith (Papillion-La Vista South), DL, Sr.: Starter had one solo tackle, one assist and a pass breakup.

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

Chase Norblade (Papillion-La Vista South), DB, Fr. One solo tackle.

Caleb Sanders (Glenwood, Iowa), DT, So.: One solo tackle.

Cole Frahm (Omaha Burke), K, So.: Two kickoffs, one touchback.

Ben Dinkel (Kearney), P, So.: Two punts, 50.5-yard average.

Luke Sellers (Papillion-La Vista South), FB, Sr.: Started, no stats.

DNP: Jack Domandle (Millard West), OL, Jr.; Ti’Jaih Davis (Boys Town), CB, R-Fr.; Caden Johnson (Wahoo Neumann), DE, Fr.; Baily Darnell (Auburn), DB, Fr.; Elijah Wilson (Omaha Central), DE, Jr.; Jake Wolfe (Millard West), K, So.; Shane Dailey (Bellevue West), WR, Fr.

Saturday: at Missouri State



Triston Fairchild (Papillion-La Vista South), RB, Sr.: Did not play in 31-10 loss at Holy Cross.

Saturday: at Georgetown

DRAKE (4-3)

Jacob Hardy (Adel-DeSoto-Minburn), DL, Sr.: Starter had two solo tackles, one assist and one pass breakup in 36-17 win over Morehead State.

DNP: Braeden Hartwig (Lincoln Southwest), RB, Jr.; Linden Howe (Kearney Catholic), LB, Fr.

Saturday: at San Diego

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