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The Top 20
William F. Reed
August 31, 1992
Will the Missile be a bigger blast than the Rocket? Will Nebraska ever win another bowl game? How long will it take SEC fans to discover that Woo Pig Sooie isn't a Chinese dish? Can the Gators win their first national title? Can anyone beat Miami?
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August 31, 1992

The Top 20

Will the Missile be a bigger blast than the Rocket? Will Nebraska ever win another bowl game? How long will it take SEC fans to discover that Woo Pig Sooie isn't a Chinese dish? Can the Gators win their first national title? Can anyone beat Miami?

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Pluses: The leading returnees—slick option quarterback Sleepy Robinson, wide receiver Willie Harris, offensive tackle John James and line-backer Daniel Boyd—will be joined by Kevin Bouie, who was the country's top junior college runner last fall, and wide receiver Olanda Truitt, a transfer from Pitt.

Minuses: Cornerback is a major headache for Sherrill, and the schedule features consecutive road games against Texas, LSU and Memphis State, followed by a Thursday night game against Florida.

19. Arkansas

The Razorbacks are embarking on their first season in the SEC. Will they cut it? Coach Jack Crowe, a former assistant at Auburn, thinks he knows what it takes to win in the conference. Hence, he has stockpiled big, quick defensive linemen, such as Henry Ford, and quarterbacks, of which he has four.

Pluses: Oscar Gray is a 260-pound former fullback who will be playing tight end. The Hog offensive line will be anchored by guards Isaac Davis and Ray Straschinske.

Minuses: The many talented players Arkansas has may still be a year away.

20. San Diego State

Everyone will be out to stop Marshall Faulk, who last year rang up 1,429 yards rushing, the third-highest total ever for a freshman. But junior David Lowery is a fine quarterback, and he has some sure-handed receivers. His main protection is huge tackle Tony Nichols.

Pluses: In addition to Faulk, five other starters are back on offense, including a fine wide receiver in Darnay Scott.

Minuses: Last season's defense gave up 26 points a game. The same cast is back, albeit a year older. The Aztecs' first three games are against Southern Cal, BYU and UCLA.

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