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The Mid-Morning Dump: Zach Petersen is an animal

and the Cardinals are headed to the NLCS.

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UNSUNG When asked what players have been flying under the radar this season, Matt Campbell didn’t even really hesitate.

RUN BROCK RUN Iowa State’s running game is a work in progress, so they’re happy to lean on Brock Purdy to pick up yards while the running backs get it figured out.

ZACH ATTACH Sophomore defensive end Zach Petersen has been a monster on both special teams and the defensive line, and he’s only getting better.

ON THE MATT Petersen’s success doesn’t surprise Matt Campbell, who recruited him specifically because he also starred on the wrestling mat.

CLOSE, BUT Iowa State Volleyball fell to top-ranked Baylor last night in three games, but were solid defensively.

SUPER FRANK Amid Chelsea’s worst start to a season under Romon Abramovich, manager and club legend Frank Lampard is benefiting from a much more patient Blues front office and fan base while the young talent that’s been stockpiled for years is beginning to blossom.

IN THE CARDS The St. Louis Cardinals roasted the Atlanta Braves in Game 5 of their NLDS series with a 10-run first inning.

FIRED UP and Mike Shildt was pretty fired up about it.

NO CHANCE To absolutely nobody’s surprise, resident NFL asshole Vontaze Burfict’s season-long suspension for his hit on Jack Doyle will stand after an appeal.

SHOCKER Art Briles has already been caught cheating at his high school gig in Texas.

COACH O Presented without comment.