Super Suh — Tom Brady, naturally, was named MVP of Tampa Bay's 31-9 throttling of the Kansas City Chiefs on Feb. 7 in Super Bowl LV. But the difference in the game was at the line of scrimmage — particularly the battle between the Buccaneers defensive line, including Ndamukong Suh, and the Chiefs' offensive line and Mike Remmers.
Suh was credited with 1 1/2 sacks as the former Grant General collected his first Super Bowl title. His crunching sack on Patrick Mahomes provided an exclamation point, of sorts, on a dominating performance by Tampa Bay's defense.
The game was difficult for Remmers. The Jesuit High and Oregon State product moved from right tackle to left tackle, one of three KC offensive linemen playing out of position because of injuries.
The Bucs win means former Oregon Ducks running back Kenjon Barner has three Super Bowl rings. He was inactive for this one, but played in six games before being injured this season. He also was on New England two years ago and Philadelphia three years ago.
College volleyball — Gloria Mutiri and Brooke Nuneviller delivered momentum-building kills as Oregon outlasted host USC to win in five sets over the Trojans for the second time in three days. The Ducks (4-2) won sets two and three, then took the fifth set 15-8 by finishing on an 8-2 run. Mutiri had 14 kills and Nuneviller 11 kills and 15 digs. Middle blockers Karson Bacon and Abby Hansen combined to hit .520 with 14 kills and one error.
• Eastern Washington 3, Portland State 2 — At Cheney, Washington, the Eagles won the final two sets, claiming the fifth set 15-12. Jasmine Powell had 17 kills and three blocks for the Vikings (1-4, 0-3 Big Sky).
College women's soccer — On Saturday, Feb. 6, Taryn Ries scored three goals as the Portland Pilots beat Lewis & Clark 8-0 in an exhibition match at Merlo Field. Selma Licina scored twice for Portland, and Gabi Brummett tallied a goal and two assists.
The Pilots are scheduled to host Oregon State Feb. 13 for their first counting match.
Oregon 1, Gonzaga 0 — Sophomore Ally Cook scored in the 87th minute as the Ducks won their first match under new coach Graeme Abel.
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