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Freeman’s Kicks Sink Whitworth

Small colleges Sophomore John Freeman kicked three field goals as the Western Oregon Wolves spoiled Whitworth’s season opener 15-14 Saturday at Monmouth, Ore. Freeman’s 37-yarder with 10:45 left in the …

Usc Misery Something To Cherish

First O.J. Now this. The haughty football heritage of the University of Southern California took another hit Saturday - a fine thing under any circumstance, but mere backwash in the …

Central Michigan Rebounds To Defeat Boise State, 44-26

Big West Tim Crowley threw for three touchdowns and Eric Flowers rushed for 214 yards and two scores as Central Michigan defeated Boise State 44-26 on Saturday at Mount Pleasant, …

UI Strikes At Every Turn In 43-0 Thrashing Of Isu

Idaho linebacker Ryan Skinner turns upfield with an interception. Photo by Associated Press

Irish Hit Reality With Thud

As the Ross-Ade Stadium scoreboard clock did a 40-yard dash toward zeroes, Purdue’s student section oozed toward the field like syrup down a tree trunk. Down the bleacher seats, over …

Perigo’s Td Return Gives Eastern Breathing Room

Eastern Washington receiver Tyson Knaevelsrud plows through the Eastern Oregon defense. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review

Smith Tabbed To Start For Ducks

Oregon’s Akili Smith has apparently won the starting quarterback job for today’s game at Nevada. Ducks coach Mike Bellotti said Smith will be the likely starter when Oregon (1-0) plays …

Huskies Won’t Run Up Score UW Claims It Will Shuffle Players If Game Gets Out Of Hand

Kick somebody when they’re down? Not these Washington Huskies. If they’re going to win another national championship, they’re not going to do it by running up their scores.

New Vanderbilt Coach Has No Solutions For Alabama

Ed Scissum coasts into end zone with Alabama’s first touchdown Thursday night. Photo by Associated Press

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Peyton Manning has Heisman vision. Photo by Associated Press

, Psu, There Is ‘D’ In Idaho

Not so long ago after a stream of 41-to-34-type football games, the joke was that there was no “D”, or defense, in I-d-a-h-o. These days, there’s not only a “D”, …

Coach, Players Pledge New Attitude At Va. Tech Ratio Of Crimes To Victories Not Something To Be Proud Of

The road to prominence has not been easy for Virginia Tech. For every achievement and football victory, there has been a headline screaming about another arrest, another legal problem. For …

Huskies Waste Little Time UW Whips Byu With Six Long But Quick Drives

UW hopes to be headed for success behind Rashaan Shehee, who had 171 yards. Photo by Associated Press

Eagles Chew Up Outgunned Bears Naia Squad Is No Match For Division I-Aa Eastern

Eastern’s Mike MacKenzie slashes past Ted Reiter (5) and Terry McMillian. Photo by Dan Pelle/The Spokesman-Review

Idaho’s Defense Zeros In Vandals Overpower Portland State

Portland State quarterback Jimmy Blanchard scrambles away from Idaho’s Tim Wilson during the second quarter. Photo by Associated Press

Shehee Races Into Limelight

Washington’s Jerome Pathon (24) celebrates a first-quarter touchdown as Fred Coleman (22) closes in. Photo by Associated Press

Vols Hold Off Bruins

Peyton Manning has come a long way in the last three years. He showed just how far on Saturday, although his team was hanging on for dear life at the …

Davie’s Golden Dome Debut Rather Lacks Luster

Notre Dame fans are likely to hold their applause until Bob Davie’s Fighting Irish are able to look more impressive. Photo by Associated Press

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WEST Baylor 37, Fresno State 35: At Fresno, Calif., Jerod Douglas rushed for 141 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Bears past the Bulldogs. Anthony Overstreet, who added 97 …

Oregon Defense Stifles Arizona In Pac-10 Opener

Saladin McCullough returned the opening kickoff 93 yards for a score and Oregon’s surprising defense held mistake-prone Arizona without a touchdown until the last 14 seconds as the Ducks opened …

Dawgs Might Be Real Mutts Lack Of Depth Could Kill UW’s Run For No. 1

1. With running back Corey Dillon gone to the NFL, the Huskies will be relying on quarterback Brock Huard to point the way. Photo by Associated Press 2. The Huskies …

Until He Left, WSU’s Hearts Skipped A Beat

1. Skip Hicks, the Bruins’ go-to guy for all but the game’s most important play, attracts plenty of attention. Photo by Colin Mulvany/The Spokesman-Review (ran in the Spokane and Idaho …

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Heisman watch It’s Peyton and the Pretenders as the 1997 Heisman Trophy race begins. Tennessee quarterback Peyton Manning is the prohibitive favorite, and proved it Saturday against Texas Tech. He …

UI Defends Use Of Star On Punt Team

Joel Thomas’ football career likely came to an end on Saturday as he made a punishing tackle on a punt return. That, naturally, led to questions of why Thomas, Idaho’s …

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Ah Yat Leads Grizzlies In First Fall Scrimmage

Brian Ah Yat hit Travis Walker on a 5-yard scoring pass Saturday, the only touchdown in Montana’s first scrimmage of the fall. Kris Heppner, who kicked the extra point, also …

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WEST CS Northridge 63, Boise St. 23: Quarterback Aaron Flowers threw a school-record six touchdown passes and Aaron Arnold scored four touchdowns as the Matadors rolled over the Broncos at …

Replenished Sun Devils Run By New Mexico St. Redmond Leads Pac-10 Champs With 176 Yards On The Ground

J.R. Redmond steadied an untested backfield with a series of spectacular carries, including a 93-yard touchdown, and Arizona State opened the season Saturday night with a 41-10 romp over New …

‘Cuse Can Find No Excuse For Ot Setback At Home

This catch by Quinton Spotwood gave Syracuse great field position in the final minute, but the Orangemen failed to score. Photo by Associated Press

Quarterback A Big Hit As Eagles Scrimmage

The blow came just a few plays into Saturday evening’s scrimmage at Woodward Stadium. The helmet of a defender cracked against the outside of Harry Leons’ planted right knee. There …