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Ivan Maisel
September 25, 2000
?UCLA (3-0) at Oregon (2-1)The Bruins finally play a game outside the Rose Bowl (i.e., the stadium) and a loss to the Ducks may keep them out of the Rose Bowl (i.e., the game). Autzen Stadium is always noisy, and playing there is especially tough for a young quarterback, like UCLA sophomore Ryan McCann. With the Bruins coming off a taxing victory over Michigan, Oregon wins.
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September 25, 2000

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? UCLA (3-0) at Oregon (2-1)
The Bruins finally play a game outside the Rose Bowl (i.e., the stadium) and a loss to the Ducks may keep them out of the Rose Bowl (i.e., the game). Autzen Stadium is always noisy, and playing there is especially tough for a young quarterback, like UCLA sophomore Ryan McCann. With the Bruins coming off a taxing victory over Michigan, Oregon wins.

? Mississippi State (2-0) at South Carolina (3-0)
Gamecocks coach Lou Holtz loves physical football, but he will get more than he likes from the Bulldogs' chaos-inducing defense. The soaring expectations in Columbia will fly a little closer to reality after this one.

? Toledo (3-0) at Western Michigan (2-1)
Two Big Ten killers face off in a Mid-American Conference game that will determine the front-runner of the West Division. The Broncos' Waldo Stadium rocks when it's sold out, but it won't rock the Rockets, who have a punishing running back in Chester Taylor as well as a suffocating defense.

? Michigan (2-1) at Illinois (3-0)
An MRI of Illini quarterback Kurt Kittner's right knee on Sunday revealed that he'd sustained only a sprain while scrambling during the Illini's defeat of Cal. He'll play against the Wolverines, who won't lose on the road for a second straight week. The difference? Emotion. Michigan owes Illinois for last season's 35-29 upset at the Big House.

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