9. Georgia Southern
The run-all-day Eagles and their flexbone offense are powered by a pair of slashing slotbacks—seniors Shafton Fraley and Chris Wright—who both averaged about seven yards a carry last fall. Relentless middle linebacker Paul Carroll sets the tone for the tone-setting defense: "Carroll won't stoop," drawls coach Tim Stowers.
10. Boston University
After a disheartening 3-8 season in 1992, the Terriers needed someone to somehow invigorate them. Enter quarterback Robert Dougherty, a transfer from College of the Sequoias, a junior college in Visalia, Calif. Ideal in coach Dan Allen's run-and-shoot offense, the 5'9" Dougherty and his forceful arm (he threw for 2,875 yards) led Boston University to its first undefeated season. The magical season continued in the playoffs, in which the Terriers rallied from a 21-6 deficit to beat Northern Iowa in overtime before losing to Idaho in the quarterfinals. Dougherty's back, and so is the magic.
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