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

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Alex Harris (Kearney), WR, Jr.: Place-kick holder in 27-24 loss at Cincinnati.

Next up: East Carolina, Oct. 19


Nouredin Nouili (Norris), OL, Fr.; Started at left guard in 24-10 loss to San Diego State.

Saturday: at New Mexico (7 p.m., CBSSN)


Ryan Langan (Riverside), LS, Jr.: Long snapper in 20-17, 2-OT win at South Alabama.

Next up: Coastal Carolina, Oct. 19

IOWA (4-1)

Caleb Shudak (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), K, Jr.: Two kickoffs, 60-yard average, in 10-3 loss at Michigan

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

Saturday: Penn State (6:30 p.m., ABC)


Trevor Downing (Creston, Iowa), OL, R-Fr.: Started at left guard in 49-24 win over TCU.

Saturday: at West Virginia (3 p.m., ESPN)

KANSAS (2-4)

Malcolm Lee (Bellevue West), DL, So.: Starter at defensive tackle, no stats, in 45-20 loss to Oklahoma.

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

Next up: at Texas, Oct. 19


Adam Holtorf (Seward), OL, Sr.: Started at center in 31-12 loss to Baylor.

Nick Lenners (Lincoln Southwest), TE, So.: Two receptions for 20 yards.

Next up: TCU, Oct. 19 (1:30 p.m., FSN)


Mitchell Brinkman (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), TE, Sr.: Four receptions for 47 yards in 27-20 loss to Ball State

Saturday: at Ohio

OHIO (2-3)

Brett Kitrell (Ashland-Greenwood), OL, Jr.: Started at left guard in 21-20 win at Buffalo.

Brian Arp (Kearney), DL, R-Sr.: Two solo tackles.

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

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

Saturday: Northern Illinois


Dylan Plautz (Omaha Westside), QB, So.: Did not play in 23-13 win at Washington.

Next up: UCLA, Oct. 17

TCU (3-2)

Max Duggan (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Fr.: Starter went 17-of-25 for 219 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 34 yards on 10 carries y in 49-24 loss at Iowa State.

Next up: at Kansas State, Oct. 19


Bryson Williams (Lincoln Southeast), NT, So.: Injured; did not play in 48-0 win over Kent State.

Saturday: Michigan State (2:30 p.m., BTN)



Hoss Smith (Oakland-Craig), RB, Jr.: Did not play in 34-21 loss to VMI.

Saturday: Western Carolina


Alex Cloyd (Millard South), TE, Jr.: One reception for an 8-yard touchdown in 28-26 win over UC Davis.

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

Saturday: at Idaho State


Kevin Williams (Omaha North), OL, So.: Did not play in 41-23 loss at Northern Arizona.

Saturday: at Eastern Washington


Jackson Scott-Brown (Council Bluffs St. Albert), OG, Sr.: Started at left guard in 21-14 win over Youngstown State.

Caden Houghtelling (Cambridge), DL, R-Fr.: One assisted tackle.

DNP: Christian Ellsworth (Grand Island Northwest), QB, Sr.; Jayden Scott (Omaha Concordia), TE, R-Fr.

Saturday: at North Dakota State


Austin Simmonds (Council Bluffs Lewis Central), QB, Sr.: Was 15-of-25 for 210 yards, with a TD and an INT, and ran for 138 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries in 38-0 win over Indiana State.

Jake Matthew (Millard North), LB, Jr.: Starting linebacker had a 3-yard tackle for loss and an 8-yard sack.

DeValon Whitcomb (Omaha North), DT, Sr.: Starter had one tackle, for a 3-yard sack, and four assists.

Stephen Hillis (Hartington Cedar Catholic), LB, Fr.: Four tackles and two assists.

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.; Shane Dailey (Bellevue West), WR, Fr.

Saturday: at Missouri State


Cade Johnson (Bellevue West), WR, Jr.: Two receptions for 66 yards and a touchdown, one carry for -1 yards, in 28-10 win over Southern Illinois.

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

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

Ryan Earith (Papillion-La Vista South), DL, Sr.: Starter had two solo tackles and one assist.

Caleb Sanders (Glenwood, Iowa), DT, So.: Two solo tackles, one a 7-yard sack, and one assist.

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

Cole Frahm (Omaha Burke), K, So.: One kickoff for a touchback.

Ben Dinkel (Kearney), P, So.: Five punts, 35.2-yard average.

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

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.

Saturday: at Youngstown State



Triston Fairchild (Papillion-La Vista South), RB, Sr.: Did not play in 21-14 loss to Lehigh.

Saturday: Bucknell

DRAKE (2-3)

Jacob Hardy (Adel-DeSoto-Minburn), DL, Sr.: Started at defensive end, with two solo tackles (one for a 4-yard loss), in 35-6 win over Valparaiso.

DNP: Braeden Hartwig (Lincoln Southwest), RB, Jr.: Linden Howe (Kearney Catholic), LB, Fr.; Taylor Murph (Ralston), WR, Sr.

Saturday: at Butler

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