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LOOKING AHEAD
Ivan Maisel
September 22, 1997
?AUBURN (2-0) AT LSU (2-0)This rivalry has been overshadowed the past few years by Florida-Tennessee, but it has been the more exciting of the two matchups. Louisiana State has won back-to-back upsets, 12-6 and 19-15. The score shouldn't be close this year. Auburn had trouble getting past Virginia and Mississippi, while LSU showed little vulnerability against Texas-El Paso and Mississippi State.
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September 22, 1997

Looking Ahead

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?AUBURN (2-0) AT LSU (2-0)
This rivalry has been overshadowed the past few years by Florida-Tennessee, but it has been the more exciting of the two matchups. Louisiana State has won back-to-back upsets, 12-6 and 19-15. The score shouldn't be close this year. Auburn had trouble getting past Virginia and Mississippi, while LSU showed little vulnerability against Texas-El Paso and Mississippi State.

? NEBRASKA (2-0) AT WASHINGTON (2-0)
Huskers fans shouldn't worry about the difficulty their team had in subduing Central Florida. No, the Nebraska faithful should worry about the long trip to Seattle, a stadium full of barking Huskies and Washington quarterback Brock Huard. The setting will feel a lot like Tempe, Ariz., where the then two-time defending national champion Huskers were upset by Arizona State a year ago.

? FLORIDA STATE (2-0) AT CLEMSON (2-0)
Tigers senior quarterback Nealon Greene has started 31 games, but it took new offensive coordinator Steve Ensminger to make him look like a passer (40 of 63, 500 yards, two touchdowns, no interceptions). However, pressure from defensive end Andre Wadsworth and linebacker Sam Cowart figures to flatten Greene's performance this week.

? MICHIGAN STATE (2-0) AT NOTRE DAME (1-1)
Will the Spartans stretch their string of consecutive 42-0 halftime leads to three? They won't—but they should have their way with the Irish. With Michigan on deck, Notre Dame could lose three in 15 days to the Big Ten.

? IOWA (2-0) AT IOWA STATE (0-3)
After his Hawkeyes beat Division I-AA Northern Iowa 66-0 on Sept. 6, coach Hayden Fry may have wondered if Division III Coe College, from nearby Cedar Rapids, might want to get on his schedule. But there are only so many tomato cans Iowa can play in one state without drawing negative attention. Against the Cyclones, Iowa tailback Tavian Banks (258.5 yards per game, including a school-record 314 in a 54-16 victory over Tulsa last Saturday) should ring up more big numbers.

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