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Phil Taylor
September 15, 2003
LUCK OF THE IRISH
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September 15, 2003

Phil Taylor's Sidelines

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The age of Louisville defensive tackle Amobe Okoye. Cardinals coach Bobby Petrino originally planned to redshirt the 6'2", 300-pound Okoye. "We'll probably wait until he shaves before we put him out there," Petrino said. But Okoye played a few snaps in the opener, a 40-24 win over Kentucky. Said Petrino, "We went out and bought him a razor."

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The NCAA's crackdown on excessive celebration was itself excessive in several games over the weekend, most notably in Miami's 38-33 win over Florida, in which four such penalties were called, including one after Hurricanes wideout Ryan Moore bowed to the crowd. LSU's Skyler Green was penalized for, in the words of the referee, "high-fiving a fan." But the Tigers survived against Arizona, winning 59-13....

Bowling Green upset No. 16 Purdue on a play called All Go. Facing a fourth-and-15 from the Boilermakers' 32-yard line with 2:17 left, Falcons quarterback Josh Harris (22 of 40,357 yards, three TDs) hit Charles Shannon in the corner of the end zone for the game-winner. "To be dead serious with you, we expected to win," said Bowling Green linebacker Mitch Hewitt. "It's just the fashion that we did it that takes your breath away."

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