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Salvation Arm
Ivan Maisel
October 27, 1997
A third-string quarterback saves Florida, Rice overruns New Mexico, Walk-ons step up, Penn State steps down
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October 27, 1997

Salvation Arm

A third-string quarterback saves Florida, Rice overruns New Mexico, Walk-ons step up, Penn State steps down

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Connecticut will accept the Big East's invitation to move up to Division I-A in football, provided the state comes up with $106 million to build a stadium, a training facility and indoor and outdoor practice fields. Governor John Rowland plans to call a special session of the legislature next month to figure out where the money will come from....

Southern Cal coach John Robinson is two years removed from a Rose Bowl victory, and Texas coach John Mackovic led the Longhorns to Alliance bowl trips after the 1995 and '96 seasons, but both may soon be out of work. While the Trojans (3-3) rallied around Robinson and dedicated their 20-17 victory over Notre Dame to him, the Longhorns (3-3) are a mess. Their defense, which was allowing 35.4 points per game before last Saturday, gave up more than that in a 37-29 loss to Missouri. Mackovic hasn't converted any of the success of the last few seasons into a reserve of goodwill at Texas.

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