Martin Truex Jr. earned his first NASCAR Cup championship with his eighth win of the season, holding off Kyle Busch at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Busch finished second in the race for Joe Gibbs Racing as Toyota went 1-2 in the finale to complete its season of dominance. Dale Earnhardt Jr. was 25th in his final NASCAR race before retiring.
The Kansas City Chiefs fell to the New York Giants 12-9 on a 23-yard field goal by Aldrick Rosas in overtime. Matt Prater’s 52-yard field goal with 1:35 remaining was the difference as the Lions outlasted the Bears 27-24. Green Bay was shut out by the Baltimore Ravens 23-0.
The Illini basketball team downed Marshall 91-74 for their 4th straight win. Iowa’s women beat Western Michigan 79-56.