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Douglas S. Looney
September 14, 1987
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September 14, 1987

College Football

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Alas, last Saturday K-State lost its opener to Austin Peay 26-22 when the Governors scored on a 35-yard pass with 10 seconds remaining, which must have been discouraging to the Wildcats' new locker room.

Miami's Jimmy Johnson is starting his fourth year as coach of the Hurricanes, but 18 of his 22 starters were signed by former coach Howard Schnellenberger.... Michigan senior running back Jamie Morris says he couldn't decide whether to attend Michigan or Wisconsin, so just before signing day he decided he would go to the one whose coach phoned next. Then-Wolverine assistant Bob Thornbladh beat the caller from Wisconsin by two minutes.... New Tulsa coach George Henshaw, formerly an Alabama assistant, is disgusted with his team's lack of toughness: "At Alabama, when it came time for games, guys would throw away their crutches and splints and play full speed. I have a problem having patience with guys who are hurt all the time."


Before Saturday's game against Nebraska, Utah State coach Chuck Shelton promised that his offense—last in the nation in 1986 with an average of only 12 points a game—would be improved this season. "If we can walk to the line of scrimmage, we'll be better," he said. "Last year, we couldn't even get out of the huddle right."

In Lincoln the walk to the line of scrimmage looked good, and getting out of the huddle was superior. However, the Huskers amassed 56 points while the Aggies scored, you guessed it, 12.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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