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10of12 Top 10: Oklahoma State survives
Another weekend of Big 12 football is in the books and things continue to heat up atop the Big 12 standings. Iowa State, Oklahoma State, Kansas State, Oklahoma and Texas are all above .500 in league play while West Virginia and TCU both sit at 3-3. As we approach the final weeks of the season, the league is wide-open for any team to take charge, but Saturday was another step closer to Dallas for five winning teams across the league.

Kansas football grades: Reviewing the Jayhawks' loss at Oklahoma
QB play — D-

Miles Kendrick actually saved this stat from being an F-, because that was where things were heading early on. Jalon Daniels threw two bad interceptions, and, while he received absolutely no help from his offensive line, he was a little quick to get out of the pocket and give up on a play. He also had times where he simply needed to just throw the ball rather than holding it and, in some cases, taking a sack.

Kansas football at Oklahoma: Who stood out and who didn't...
Johnson was our player of the game this week. He had a couple of sacks, one of which involved knocking the ball away. The other led to a longer Oklahoma field goal attempt. His instincts and football IQ were on display on the first sack. His speed was on display on his second.

Kansas' Jalen Wilson embracing aggressive mentality in Year 2
There wasn’t much time for Jalen Wilson to get comfortable in college basketball before an ankle injury abruptly ended his freshman season. After playing two minutes in the season opener against Duke, Wilson suffered a non-contact ankle injury seconds after checking into KU basketball’s home opener against East Tennessee State. In the blink of an eye, Wilson’s freshman campaign was over.

Luke Grimm emerging as key piece for Kansas football offense
In the Jayhawks’ 63-9 loss to Oklahoma on Saturday, Grimm recorded four receptions for 61 yards, his most productive game this season. One thing that has been apparent has been his relationship with fellow freshman Jalon Daniels. In the post-game press conference coach Les Miles spoke about that very topic.

Kansas QB Jalon Daniels suffers late injury scare at Oklahoma
Daniels, Kansas' true-freshman starting quarterback who just turned 18, was sacked nine times in the Jayhawks' 62-9 loss to Oklahoma in Norman. The Jayhawks' five-man starting unit did little to stymie the Oklahoma defensive front, and that continued as new faces were brought in.

What is the fix for Kansas football's struggling offense line?
KU's O-line allowed nine sacks in the afternoon, which tied a single-game record for the Sooners. It also ballooned the Jayhawks’ sacks-allowed total to 38 — the worst mark in the Big 12 by a wide margin. Entering the day, Kansas had allowed 29 sacks. Next closest was TCU with 16 allowed.

Bits o Chalk

Kansas State vs. Wichita State basketball? Bruce Weber thinks it's a possibility | The Kansas City Star
Many have debated the topic of Wichita State playing regular nonconference games against Kansas and K-State in recent years, but the Jayhawks and Wildcats have shown little interest.

Weber seems open to change, though. He said he has discussed Wichita State options with K-State administrators.

Baltimore Ravens QB Lamar Jackson (25-5) ties Dan Marino for best start by quarterback
"It's pretty cool, I'm up there with a Hall of Famer," Jackson said. "But you still got to win each and every game. So, it's all right."

Deshaun Watson -- Would've been hell if Texans traded Will Fuller
The Houston Texans took offers for wide receiver Will Fuller V before the Nov. 3 trade deadline but ultimately did not find a deal that suited them, with interim head coach Romeo Crennel saying the speedy playmaker wouldn't be traded "for peanuts.

Washington Nationals invite President-elect Joe Biden to throw out first pitch on Opening Day
"We're excited to continue the long-standing tradition of sitting Presidents throwing out the first pitch at the home of the national pastime in our nation's capital,'' the team posted on Twitter this weekend.

Pittsburgh Steelers reach 8-0 for first time in franchise history with ugly win over Dallas Cowboys
"I'm really proud of our football team, 8-0 for the first time in franchise history," coach Mike Tomlin said. "We're humbled and honored to be that group. It's not without its trials today, obviously. Some of it was created by us. ... We've got a group that sticks together and a group that's mentally tough and is able to persevere. I'm thankful for that.

Eraser Dust

Jared Kushner, Melania Trump advise Trump to accept election loss - CNNPolitics
One of the ways it plans to do that is presenting obituaries of people the campaign will claim voted in the election and considering having campaign style rallies to amplify the message, according to two of the sources.

Liam Gallagher announces 'Down By The River Thames' virtual gig
Liam Gallagher has announced that he’ll make his return to live music with a virtual gig which will see him performing a full set that will be broadcast from a barge travelling along the River Thames.

How Joe Biden plans to fight the coronavirus pandemic
The U.S. can expect increased Covid-19 testing, a national mask policy and the possibility of nationwide lockdowns once President-elect Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20.

Pfizer says its coronavirus vaccine is more than 90% effective - Axios
Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer announced Monday that its coronavirus vaccine trial was effective in preventing COVID-19 infections in 90% of previously uninfected people and did not produce any serious safety concerns.

Kalispell Unanimously Approves Permit for Homeless Shelter - Flathead Beacon
The Kalispell City Council unanimously approved a conditional-use permit for a new permanent homeless shelter, which will be operated by the Flathead Warming Center and is intended to run from October through April from 7 p.m. to 7 a.m. with up to 40 guests per night.

Daily Inter Lake
“A lot of people have said Kalispell needed this — a non-chain, local, family-owned gathering spot,” said Jennifer Desmul, who runs the cidery with her husband, Bud, and the help of two of their three sons.

'Saturday Night Live': Dave Chappelle's Politically Charged Post-Election Monologue [Video]
Dave Chappelle hosted 'Saturday Night Live's' post-election show and delivered a politically charged monologue discussing the historic nature of the election and Donald Trump’s handling of the pandemic. This was the first time Chappelle has hosted the show since 2016, when he hosted the first episode following Trump's election. SNL airs live, coast-to-coast, at 11:30 p.m. ET, 8:30 p.m. PT on NBC.