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Ivan Maisel
October 09, 2000
At least one Maryland player could claim success against Florida State. Senior tailback LaMont Jordan raced 74 yards for a touchdown—the longest run against the Seminoles in four years—for the Terps' lone highlight in a 59-7 loss. Jordan has a history of success against Florida State: As a freshman in 1997 he went 44 yards for a touchdown, and last season he ran for 169 yards in a game at Tallahassee, the biggest rushing day the Seminoles have allowed in five years....
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October 09, 2000

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At least one Maryland player could claim success against Florida State. Senior tailback LaMont Jordan raced 74 yards for a touchdown—the longest run against the Seminoles in four years—for the Terps' lone highlight in a 59-7 loss. Jordan has a history of success against Florida State: As a freshman in 1997 he went 44 yards for a touchdown, and last season he ran for 169 yards in a game at Tallahassee, the biggest rushing day the Seminoles have allowed in five years....

Ole Miss junior linebacker Eddie Strong, a preseason All-SEC selection who broke a bone in his left foot in August, has been told by doctors that he might be able to return for the last two games of the season. Most players would sit out to save the year of eligibility, but the 245-pound Strong is considering playing this season, if doctors clear him to do so. He was a starter for two years, and had he been healthy, most people at Mississippi thought he would leave for the NFL after this season. One thing is certain: The Rebels miss him. They are eighth in the SEC in rushing defense (127.5 yards per game), even though they've played Tulane and Kentucky, two teams that throw on almost every down....

After Purdue's stunning 22-20 loss to struggling Penn State, Drew Brees, the Boilermakers' senior quarterback, pointed a finger at the special teams. Travis Dorsch was unable to get off two punts in the third quarter and missed a potential go-ahead field goal with 2:27 remaining. "I'm not going to sit here and harp on the special teams all day long," Brees said. "Everyone in this room knows that it has to get cleared up before we can compete." Senior wideout Vinny Sutherland fired another warning at his teammates, saying that if 3-2 Purdue doesn't beat 4-1 Michigan on Saturday, "there are going to be some chins on chests."

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