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Extra Points
Ivan Maisel
November 04, 2002
Tennessee offensive coordinator Randy Sanders drew up a game plan against Alabama that focused on getting the ball to wide receiver Kelley Washington—only to learn after last Thursday's practice that Washington wouldn't play because of a concussion suffered against Georgia two weeks earlier. "I knew there was a chance [Washington would be out]," Volunteers coach Phil Fulmer said, "[but he was] making good progress, and I thought we were beyond that." Tennessee scored one touchdown on offense as Alabama won 34-14. Washington is, once again, expected to play at South Carolina on Saturday....
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November 04, 2002

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Tennessee offensive coordinator Randy Sanders drew up a game plan against Alabama that focused on getting the ball to wide receiver Kelley Washington—only to learn after last Thursday's practice that Washington wouldn't play because of a concussion suffered against Georgia two weeks earlier. "I knew there was a chance [ Washington would be out]," Volunteers coach Phil Fulmer said, "[but he was] making good progress, and I thought we were beyond that." Tennessee scored one touchdown on offense as Alabama won 34-14. Washington is, once again, expected to play at South Carolina on Saturday....

The return of two defensive stars helped Syracuse (2-6) hold Rutgers to no offensive points in a 45-14 victory. Free safety Maurice McClain, out since breaking his right leg during spring practice, started and made the first tackle of the game. "An inspiration," defensive coordinator Chris Rippon called him. The other returnee, Miami Dolphins linebacker Morlon Greenwood, spent time with the team during his off weekend, Rippon said, "telling the kids that he's where he is because of Syracuse."

... Maryland tailback Bruce Perry, out since August because of a torn left groin muscle, gained 19 yards on his first carry against Duke and headed straight for the sideline with a strained left shoulder. "He can't seem to catch a break," Terrapins coach Ralph Friedgen said. Maryland, after a 1-2 start, has won five straight, all by at least 24 points—Kentucky players said they'd tear down the goalposts at Commonwealth Stadium if they upset Georgia. "They should have kept their mouths shut," Bulldogs offensive tackle Kareem Marshall said. "All they did was make us mad." After Georgia's 52-24 victory, the Dawgs celebrated at the base of the goalposts they had saved.

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