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The Lions won their final preseason game 31-0 over Buffalo last night at Ford Field. Dwayne Washington likely secured a spot on Detroit's season-opening roster with a 58-yard touchdown run.  Washington, a seventh-round pick from Washington, used a burst of speed to get around the left side and up the sideline on the third snap of the game.  He had a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown and scored on a run earlier in the preseason, leading to the Lions cutting Stevan Ridley last week.   Like a vast majority of starters on both sides, Washington watched much of the game after he ran for 68 yards on seven carries.  Jake Rudock boosted his chances with three touchdown passes.  He drove Detroit down the field late in the third quarter, converting third downs with his arms and leg, and scrambled to buy time on a 10-yard TD pass to Jace Billingsley, who snagged the ball with his left hand.  The Lions start the regular season on September 11th.

Tigers

The Tigers are in Kansas City for three games with the Royals.   Anibal Sanchez will start tonight, Michael Fullmer on Saturday and Daniel Norris on Sunday. The Tigers were off on Thursday, along with most of the league.  They are 4 ½ behind first-place Cleveland, and the Royals are 7 ½ games back.  Detroit is tied with Baltimore for the final Wild-Card spot.    WBCK will not broadcast tonight’s game, due to Spartan Football.

MAC Football

Jahray Hayes ran for three touchdowns and Central Michigan rolled over Presbyterian 49-3 in the season opener for both teams on Thursday night.

WMU Football

The WMU Broncos open the season Saturday at noon at Northwestern

MSU Football

No. 12 Michigan State hosts Furman on Friday night.  5:30 broadcast time on WBCK.

Michigan Football

Michigan plays Hawaii on Saturday.  Broadcast time is 11am on 104.9 The Edge.

KCC Volleyball

The KCC Volleyball fell to 0-3 with a loss to Lake Michigan College, 15-25, 21-25

and 16-25.