KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Byron Buxton and Jorge Polanco hit homers and the Minnesota Twins beat the Kansas City Royals 7-3 in their final game of the season. Royals star Salvador Perez went 0 for 2 with a walk and finished in a tie with Toronto’s Vladimir Guerrero Jr. for the big league home run lead with 48. Perez wound up matching the team record for home runs set by Jorge Soler in 2019. Perez topped the majors with 121 RBIs. The Twins ended the season at 73-89 and in last place in the AL Central after winning the division the previous two years. The Royals finished at 74-88.
IOWA CITY — It will be #3 versus #4 on Saturday in Kinnick Stadium when Iowa hosts Penn State. The Hawkeyes are up to third in the latest AP College Football Poll after improving to 5-0 with a 51-14 win at Maryland Friday night. Iowa has won 11 straight games dating back to last season. Iowa coach Kirk Ferentz.
Ferentz says the Hawkeyes need to keep making strides.
Quarterback Spencer Petras continues his improved play. He had three touchdown passes against the Terps and rushed for two more.
Kickoff on Saturday is scheduled for 3 o’clock with the pre-game at 1 o’clock on AM-1300 KGLO.
AMES — Iowa State heads into a bye week with a 3-2 record after a 59-7 drubbing of Kansas. Cyclone coach Matt Campbell was pleased with the way his team bounced back from a loss at Baylor.
Despite suffering two losses, Campbell is happy with the way his team is playing.
Campbell says being successful on game day begins with performing well in practice.
Iowa State resumes play on October 16th traveling to Kansas State.
CEDAR FALLS — UNI rolled to a 34-7 win over Youngstown State in their Missouri Valley opener on Saturday. The Panthers raced out to a 31-0 lead at halftime as they improved to 3-1 on the season.
That’s UNI coach Mark Farley who says the Panthers have built momentum with their third straight win.
Farley says it was a good test for his team.
Next up for UNI is a visit to North Dakota State.
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Kirk Cousins and the Minnesota Vikings had to turn away from their short, quick passing game in an attempt to get anything going against Cleveland’s stout defense in a 14-7 loss. Minnesota went 74 yards in 14 plays to open the scoring and then totaled 175 yards the rest of the game. Cousins was pressured consistently by Cleveland’s Myles Garrett and the Vikings had their worst offensive output of the season. Cousins finished 20 of 28 for 203 yards passing.