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    After taking a week off last week, here are the hottest takes from the Conference of Champions Stanford (2-0) at Arizona State (1-0) Stanford continues with a third straight 20+point victory: Stanford has looked very dominant in their two games so far. A 34-13 win over Utah last week, and a 41-21 win over a Notre Dame team who upset #16 USC in week one give the Cardinal a pair of 20+ point wins this season. Arizona State had a solid 2020 debut in a 31-23 win over Washington, but Sun Devil fans should have concern going into this week. After struggling week 1, Huskies QB Jake Davis looked a lot better against ASU going 16/22 for 230 yards and 2 tds/0 ints. Going up against one of the best QBs in the conference, Nicholas Garland (through 2 games: 640 yards, 5 tds/int), the Sun Devils are going to have to do a much better job of stopping the pass. Look for Garland and Co to keep rolling, and for Stanford to get their third 20+ win of the season. Washington (0-2) at UCLA (0-1) Jake Davis gets his first collegiate victory: Jake Davis and the rest of the Huskies looked very solid in their week 2 performance against ASU, a game that wasn’t decided until late in the 4th. A much younger UCLA secondary should give Davis the opportunity to continue his successes from week 2. UCLA lost a nail biter to Baylor in week 1, and should be able to content with anyone in conference if their offense continues to score like it did (51 points week 1). At the end of the day, I think Davis continues to build on his success and the UCLA offense takes a bit of step back, allowing Washington to get the win. Colorado (0-1) at #19 Arizona (1-0)* Sam Parish throws for at least 4 tds: Sam Parish may not have had the most monster game in week 2 (18/27, 220 yards, 2 tds/0 ints), but the fourth quarter comeback against Ohio State showed how explosive Parish can be. Arizona should have the pieces in place to contend for the South this season, especially after USC showed signs of weakness last week. Colorado looks to have what could be another rough season, after a week 1 blowout loss to USC (14-52). Not only did the Buffaloes struggle, but QB Luke Trickett exploded for 5 TDs through the air and 1 on the ground against them. While Parish may not have the same weapons around him as Trickett, look for Arizona to try to make a statement in conference by blowing out the Buffs. Texas (1-0) at Oregon (0-1) Yeldon is held scoreless for a second straight game: RB Trevon Yeldon fell below expectations in week 1 vs Vanderbilt with 105 yards on 20 carries, but zero tds. Unfortunately look for Oregon’s star man to be held scoreless again for the second time this season. Texas has a very talented front 7, anchored by OLB Jabari Fletcher (5.0/5.0) that should keep Yeldon contained. A weaker secondary might allow Oregon to find success throwing the ball, and may be the Duck’s best chance to score in the red zone. Oregon can keep this close, and perhaps even win, but it most likely won’t be on the legs of Yeldon. #7 Illinois (2-0) at Utah (0-1) Donald Culver throws at least 3 ints: Culver and the rest of Utah’s offense struggled to get anything going vs Stanford last week (Culver went 28/43, 340 yards, 1 td/1 int; just 13 points scored by Utah) and are going to have an even tougher time vs the Illini this week. With a 4.0/4.0 or better at 9 out of 11 defensive spots, Illinois looks to have one of the best defenses in the nation this year. Playmaking athlete Logan Holmes starting at CB1 and Tyler Patino starting at FS, should wreak havoc on Culver and the Utes this week. Culver will most likely have to shoulder the load for the Utes to have any chance in this one, leading him to make bad plays more often than good ones. Lots of mistakes will be made by the Mormon Laser Cannon, and even if there aren’t any, I don’t see Utah winning this one. San Jose State (1-1) at #16 USC (1-1) Jesus Cordero outshines Trickett: After his 6 total td outing in week 1, Trickett exploded into the Heisman race as an early frontrunner, only to fall back after a disappointing week 2 loss to Notre Dame. Most probably expect him to return to form in week 3, but I think Cordero will outperform his QB this week. In that week 1 routing of Colorado, Cordero had 16 carries for 73 yards and 1 td, not bad for a low volume workload. This week USC faces SJSU who starts 3 freshmen in their front 7 and a pair of senior CBs that may be the most talented players on defense they have. Cordero should be to dominate such a young front 7, and experience in the secondary may have Coach Dream thinking twice about passing as much. Don’t be shocked if Cordero, running behind an elite o-line, gets some Heisman talk himself after this one. California (1-0) at UAB (0-1) Hakeem Black gives Luke Cobb a run for his money: While there is no way Hakeem Black looks to duplicate Luke Cobb’s insane performance vs UMASS, he should light up the scoreboard vs UAB. At 6-2, 208 Black (5.0/5.0) poses a matchup nightmare for a much smaller UAB secondary starting 5-10, 165 Ricky Best (2.5/2.5) at CB1. Ultimately I think that UAB is a much better all-around squad than UMASS, and Cal isn’t quite built to air it out like FSU, which will keep Black from fully replicating Cobb’s performance. That being said, I wouldn’t be surprised if a national debate over which of the two is better comes as a result from this game.
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    Disbarred Lawyer Johnson Benched for Brad Davis Following Patriots' Humiliating 34-10 Loss to Kansas City Brad Davis looks on as Lawyer Johnson throws an interception to Devin Stephens
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    MIN-nesota-ERror-AL! Fax machine formatting error negates Vikings midseason re-signings, leaves Minnesota FO salty. Vikings executives after discovering the error.
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    Freddie Falcon demands more Guaranteed Money The cornerstone of the Falcons Spirit group is holding out for a better deal. "I have 3 little eyasses to feed. If acewulf wants to see my family fed, he better cough up some money!"
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    Week 2 Mountain West Players of the Week In Week 2 of the 2020 season, the Mountain West Conference went an impressive 7-2 in out of conference play. Air Force seemed to earn its ranking with a big win over Mississippi State, while Hawaii continues to show that it may be a serious contender for the MWC title after a dominant win over BYU. Week 3 will continue out of conference play except for Utah State traveling to take on Air Force at home. Week 2 has some very impressive performances, especially on the offensive side. Here are the MWC’s Players of the Week: Offensive Player of the Week Nico Kaufman apparently moving the ball with shear force of will in Air Force's win vs Mississippi State Air Force's redshirt senior quarterback Nico Kaufman was unleashed in his season debut against Mississippi State, earning him the title of this week's MWC Offensive Player of the Week. Kaufman was unstoppable, going 17 for 22 on passing attempts for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns. He also ran 8 times for 94 yards and another touchdown, displaying his athletic ability all over the field. Kaufman lifted Air Force to a huge win over a skilled Mississippi State team, coming out on top 38-20. Defensive Player of the Week Luke Hodge gingerly placing a Tulsa player on his buttocks during Fresno State's Friday night win Luke Hodge, the redshirt senior outside linebacker for Fresno State is Week 2's MWC Defensive Player of the Week. Hodge manhandled the Tulsa offense, recording 8 tackles and taking the quarterback down once for a sack that stopped a potential scoring drive for Tulsa. When asked about what he would do with his MWC WK2 POTW trophy he said "You guys don't give out trophies for this, all we get is a Rainforest Cafe gift card which I didn't even know was still in business. It's honestly kind of fu-". Got to love that sense of humor! Hodge was key in Fresno State's season opening win against Tulsa and is likely to be a force to be reckoned with in the weeks to come. Special Teams Player of the Week If you think about it, this looks like Phillip is pointing out a football that's about to hit his holder When you think of a crow you think of grace, accuracy, and kicking a football really damn far. That's why Phillip Crow, the redshirt sophomore kicker (and punter!) for Nevada is our Special Teams Player of the Week (see below for a note on this award). Crow drilled two deep kicks in from 46 yards and 40 yards deep, giving Nevada a 6 point boost to pull out a big win against Army. Crow is a truly talented kicker and shows his ability by being both the kicker and the punter for his team, giving the special teams unit a huge weapon in both scoring and field position. Look, we here at the Mountain West Conference want to keep an honest relationship with our fans. After the aforementioned Rainforest Cafe incident, we want to do right by you all. Which is why we are sad to announce that this will be our last week picking a Special Teams Player of the Week. It's not me it's you. However this will allow us to create even dumber captions for our pictures and we would also like to announce that from now on it will be the Rainforest Cafe (C) Player of the Week Award. No, there still won't be trophies. Get over it. A WILD PLACE TO SHOP AND EAT, AND A PROUD SPONSOR OF THE MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE.
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    #2 LSU @ #12 Tennessee 6:00 PM, 6/10/17 at Neyland Stadium, Knoxville, TN In the days before the intense rematch of the 2019 SEC Championship game, we here at the SEC Network had the privilege to do a group interview with the two signal callers for their respective sides. SN: Thanks for sitting down with me today. Before we begin, lets just start off with something light. What's your favorite part of campus or campus life and why? Elias Allen-Hollis: LSU has a beautiful campus in a number of ways, if you know what I mean... The Quad and the Parade Grounds are awesome places too hang out, and the beautiful women make it even better. Adrian Goldson: Can't beat the stadium. Being out there in Neyland last week was a dream come true. Besides that, its just the community, all the other players and students I've been lucky enough to meet. They love this school and I'm going to do everything I can to defend Tennessee's honor! SN: When you look at the opposing signal caller, what do you think he does well? Anything you note about his game that you can adapt into your own? EAH: Oh man, Adrian is a great QB, and has a shot to run the East for years. He is pretty young right now, but he had a great game last week. I've been helping the defense break down some film of their first game and he makes all the right decisions. He may still struggle putting the ball into tight windows but so far he hasn't had to. It will be the defenses job to force him into difficult throws. Also, He was also great getting away from pressure. There were times that game I was sure he was taking a sack and he would make a guy miss and get the ball out. That elusiveness and decision making are what the best QBs do so well. AG: His poise and decision making. Wow. Elias really doesn't get enough attention for all the things he does right. He's got such strong command over the Tigers offense and anything inch an opposing defense gives him, he exploits all the way. He can identify all the weaknesses so fast too; there's not a defense that can react fast enough to stop him. Elias does it through the air or with his legs as well. I'm going to have to be on the top of my game to give us a chance to beat him and the Tigers this Saturday. SN: You're coming off a dominating victory in the first game of the season. Has there been any change in the demeanor of your team since the season opener? EAH: No offense to Tulane, but we did what we expected to in week 1. They are a great team and could really build up some talent but after not losing a single starter on offense from last season we felt confident. The Vols will provide our first real test of the season. They got the better of us in the SEC championship game when I coudn't finish a game-winning drive so we are all looking for a little redemption this weekend. We are focused on the task ahead and hope to go into Tennessee and play well. AG: Honestly that first win gave us some much needed confidence. Replacing a guy like Julius (Thomas), losing one of the program's all time greats like Anthony Miller, there was a lot of uncertainty coming into this season. Going out there and playing as well as we did, that was a great feeling. LSU is an absolutely beastly team, one of the preseason favorites to win it all, but now we know we're pretty good too. Knowing that we can do something like that big win last week is going to give us some moxie against the Tigers, and we really believe that we can take this game against them. SN: Looking at the other team's defense, it's a talented and formidable 11 players. Out of those guys, who are you most worried about? EAH: Man, you can't be worried about anyone or you're already beat in this league. They have some great players and Miles Gray looked great in their first game, but we aren't going to get beat by one guy. They have 11 talented players out there every play that we will have to beat to be successful, but we never go into a game worried about the other team. You do you, ya know? AG: Alexander Burton. I mean top to bottom, LSU has such a talented team with so many great guys on the defensive side of the ball, but Burton is a complete animal. Coach has had two of the scout team guys on the field at a time to simulate what Burton can do. It's going to be a struggle but I think we've really started to figure out a good plan against the Tigers' D. SN: Any final words before the big game this Saturday Evening? EAH: Geaux Tigers! AG: Hope to see all of Vols Nation at the stadium as we #CheckerNeyland! The Fort is going to be wild when we come out with the W! Thanks to Elias (cmcgill) and Adrian (Sage) for their time and participation in this piece. We wish both teams the best of luck in a huge SEC clash!
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    2020 is upon us and we got to see 11 of the 14 SEC teams in action! After a great week 1, we're proud to have Jordan Tucker win National Defensive Player of the Week! Read more below to see if he repeated in our weekly conference awards! Offensive Player of the Week QB Connor Dawson, Arkansas 28 of 47 for 340 yards, 4 TDs, 1 INT, vs #22 Baylor After a rough debut, Dawson dazzled against the Baylor Bears, throwing it up to his talented receiving corps and coming up huge in the Razorback's double overtime upset victory Saturday Evening. Dawson started the night off hot with 3 touchdown passes in the first half, but Baylor's defense tightened up in the second half to send the ball game to sudden death. Ian Pope pounded in the first touchdown of overtime, but it was Dawson to Chambers to win it in double overtime. Congratulations to the recent Arizona State transfer! Defensive Player of the Week OLB Damian Dailey, Vanderbilt 1 INT, 1 Sack, 6 tackles vs South Carolina Wam bam, thank you ma'am, another Vanderbilt defender has won SEC Defensive Player of the Week! Damian Dailey, a bonafide stud linebacker, lit up the Gamecocks with a pick and a sack in that SEC East clash. Dailey was a menace all night, helping hold Kenny Ames under 100 yards. Special Teams Player of the Week K Cody Guy, Arkansas 2/2 FG, 6/6 XP vs #22 Baylor Hard to pick anyone out of a great week for SEC kickers, but Cody Guy was instrumental in giving Arkansas any offense in their second half against Baylor. Guy scored all 6 points in those 30 minutes, including a game-tying 34 yarder late in the 4th. SEC POTW Award History
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    Mountain West Conference Play Opener: Utah State @ Air Force The Mountain West’s Conference game schedule for the 2020 season kicks off this week with the Utah State Aggies traveling to Colorado Springs to take on the Air Force Falcons on Saturday afternoon. The Falcons have won in all four meetings against the Aggies and look to continue the streak in their first conference game of the season. Air Force is the reigning 2019 MWC champion after defeating Nevada in dramatic fashion by ending their undefeated season in the championship game. Since then, Air Force has become the clear favorite this year for the Mountain West, sitting atop the conference’s power rankings and also being the Mountain West’s only member in the most recent national rankings sitting at an impressive 11 spot. After starting the season with a bye week, Air Force showed that they deserve their hype by beating a talented Mississippi State team on the road. Redshirt senior quarterback Nico Kaufman threw for 250 yards and 2 touchdowns, while running for 94 yards and another touchdown, earning the title of MWC’s Offensive Player of the Week. The junior running back Xavier Valentine was all over the field, racking up 131 rushing yards and 2 touchdowns of his own. The Falcon defense was formidable as well, coming away with 3 sacks, 2 interceptions, and stopping Mississippi State on 12 of 15 third downs. The Aggies have had a troubled history, having a 4-44 record before the start of the 2020 season. Constant poor coaching and horrific recruiting led to countless coaching changes and even allegations of discrimination. However, after landing a long term coach and making some large changes on both sides of the ball, Utah State has started the season 1-1. After an embarrassing loss at the hands of Cincinnati which had many fans wondering if this season would be just as painful as the rest, the team adjusted and defeated UTEP for their 5th win in history. Veteran senior quarterback Travis Love threw for 202 yards and 2 touchdowns, while also adding on another rushing touchdown. Senior running back Jamal Suggs recorded 109 yards and 1 touchdown. Junior linebacker Miguel Hidalgo added 8 tackles, making him the leading tackler in the conference. However, the Aggies struggled with a poor offensive line performance, poor punting, and they only had 1 sack. The Aggies struggling with teams like Cincinnati and UTEP does not bode well for them as they face one of the most talented teams in the country. Veteran Air Force coach DescretoBurrito likely has no doubt that he will start his conference play with a win and be well on his way to competing for another conference championship. With their high-powered offense and talented defense, the Falcons should not have much trouble. The Aggies are hoping for at least a competitive game with the new coach ZackTyzwyz at the helm, though an upset seems nearly impossible. However, a highly experienced offense and solid defense could put up a fight if key adjustments are made during the week. Either way, the Mountain West Conference is excited to kick off conference competition this season and see who will rise to be the Mountain Best.
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    Leap of Faith: Saints (Finally) Win! The Black and Gold take a game from the Steelers with strong performances from Devereaux, Jenkins, Brown, and Miller Saints RB Sterling Brown goes airborne to score the game winning touchdown on a 4th quarter pass from Aaron Devereaux
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    Welcome back to the MWC Power Rankings, where this week we had a ton of senseless moving! Let's review some highlights from around the conference this week... -Air Force started their 2020 campaign off with a bang as they defeated #15 Mississippi State in convincing fashion. The Falcons maintained their chokehold on the #1 spot in our Power Rankings, and honestly it will be a surprise if they lose that at any point this season. -Hawaii and San Diego State maintained their #2 and #3 spots with wins over BYU and North Texas, respectively. Hawaii seems like the clear #2 in the conference, while the Aztecs seem like they may have a bit more proving to do after a pair of unconvincing wins against lower tier teams. -Colorado State moved up a spot in the rankings despite having a bye. I promise I didn't rig this. -Nevada got back on track this week with a nice win over Army. The Wolfpack has some work to do, though, before they get to the level they were on last season. -Pollvoters crucified Boise State after another tough loss, dropping them to #6. The Broncos need to find a way to get their offense going, and fast. With an 0-2 start, this season could quickly start to slip away if something doesn't change. -Fresno State beat one of the worst teams in the sim and moved ahead of New Mexico, who had a bye. Done. -UNLV and Utah State both picked up their first wins of the season and jumped San Jose State in the rankings despite San Jose State's respectable performance against Tennessee. -Wyoming is the unanimous last place. Time for some GK magic. The Rankings: 1. Air Force Falcons 1-0 --- 2. Hawaii Rainbow Warriors 2-0 --- 3. San Diego Aztecs 2-0 --- 4. Colorado State Rams 1-0 +1 5. Nevada Wolfpack 1-1 --- 6. Boise State Broncos 0-2 -2 7. Fresno State Bulldogs 1-0 +1 8. New Mexico Lobos 1-0 -1 9. UNLV Rebels 1-1 +1 10. Utah State Aggies 1-1 +1 11. San Jose State Spartans 1-1 -2 12. Wyoming Cowboys 0-1 ---
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    Please use the following format for your 2020 Season wiki page, please go back and use this schedule format for previous season pages as well. http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=2020_Florida_Gators_season#Schedule Notice how the date is the week of the season, the time is TNF/FNF/Saturday Morning/Afternoon/Evening and there are location, stadium, opponent (and ranking if necessary) and whether it is a conference game or not. Please don't use any other schedule format.
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    Last Week's pick record: 5-0 WHAAAAAAAAAAT? Pick record reaction gif: Pick record to date: 5-0 I'm Bruce Baguen, your host for the MAC Network's highest-rated weekly show! With me this week is special silent guest Mark Gardiner, and always with us is the lovely #MACtion Jenny, here to perform the ceremonial torch lighting. #MACtion Jenny, if you would please? In order to get these previews to you in a timely manner, we're presenting Thursday's previews now. The Friday and Saturday games will follow soon. Thursday Night Memphis (2-0) at Toledo (0-1 overall, 0-0 conference): non-conference Last Week: Memphis beat up on overmatched FIU (W vs. 34-20), while the Rockets were forced to wait and get that bad taste from Michigan State out of their mouths. (BYE) Kyle Davidson threw to all parts of the field in the Spartans' Week 1 victory over Toledo, but that isn't a gameplan Memphis is equipped to duplicate. The Tigers would much rather run the option game with RB Colin Putnam and QB Miguel Cook, throwing when the opportunity presents itself. That might be hard to do against a stiff Rocket front four; Memphis must do a better job on the offensive line, defensive tackles Dwayne Montgomery and De'Shawn Beckwith are looking forward to attacking an O-line that's graded out under 4.5 in both their games. The Toledo offense is better overall than the Tiger defense, but that doesn't mean they can just show up and expect to find success. Their offensive line will be huge in this game, Memphis DE Jaylen Love is off to a blazing start with 3.5 sacks in two games and must be accounted for at all times. If the Rockets can consistently get a blocker to the second level against ILB Troy McClain, RB Gabe Ciamo is in line for a big day. Prediction: 31-17 Memphis is justifiably proud of their 2-0 record, but Toledo is a big step up from UTSA and FIU. It's hard to see Cook put up efficient numbers against White and Haywood, and Hanson should have a good day against those Tiger corners. Ohio (0-1, 0-0) at Buffalo (2-0, 1-0) Last Week: The Bobcats (BYE), while Buffalo rallied from 11 down to avoid the upset against Ball State (at 24-21). The weakness in the Ohio defense is the secondary, but before this season we would have said that didn't matter. But the arrival of Blair Holcomb changed all that. Now that coach SodapopSeth has a QB he can trust the Bulls can air it out with success - see the fourth quarter comeback last week against the Cardinals or the 52-21 pasting of Tulsa in Week 1. How beeznik deploys his Bobcat front seven (and ILB Calvin Blue in particular) against Buffalo will be a huge factor in this game - do you focus on Holcomb (580 passing yards, 67% completion rate, 6/1 TD/INT ratio this season), MAMADOU SMASH (225 rushing yards, 4 TDs), or cover your bases against both? Ohio will have to make hay on the offensive side of the ball, as the Bulls looks weaker on defense. Owen. Freaking. WALTON will get his chunk of yards, but targeting those Bulls cornerbacks (and a free safety playing as a CB) has to look awfully tempting. The Bulls secondary has yet to be truly tested, and having SS Thomas Gordon back there is a great safety blanket. But Ohio WRs Dwayne Simpson and Jeffery Templeton will have to be better than a combined 5 catches for 68 yards and no TDs, regardless of how big a part of the Bobcat gameplan they are. Prediction: 24-21 It feels odd that the matchup of the preseason MAC East favorites comes so early in the season, but here we are. We can't ever count out the defending MAC champions, but Buffalo is very impressive right now. It's easier to see more ways for the game to flow in Buffalo's favor than Ohio's. Friday and Saturday nights to follow....
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    Four--count 'em, four!--ranked-on-ranked matchup this week! Get hype! #17 Kansas (1-0) at #14 Vanderbilt (2-0)#21 Maryland (1-0) at #18 Minnesota (1-0)*#2 LSU (1-0) at #12 Tennessee (1-0)*#3 Clemson (1-0) at #5 Auburn (1-0)
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    Neal Davis: Good morning and welcome back to 94.1 WIP radio. We have a special segment for you this morning as we preview the other side of Friday night's game in a segment we call, Know Your Foe. Joining us today we have the newly named head coach of Central Michigan University, @johnkirk. Welcome to the Wildcat Den coach! Coach johnkirk: Thank you for having me on. I know I've been quiet the last few weeks and I'm glad to have a platform show what's been going on so far. Neal: You took over for CMU following a week 1 loss. Fortunately you had a bye week before your debut coaching game. What was your focus in the bye week? johnkirk: Correction: I took over just a couple of days before the week 1 game, but without enough time to revise the previous regime's game plan. It would have simply done more harm than good to change things up a day or two before the game [OOC: deadline had passed] So I was technically at the helm at last weeks game. There was... a bit of overhauling required when it came to the depth chart, which was the focus of the bye week. Along with adjusting to a new philosophy that tries to make the most of our offensive and defensive weaponry. Neal: What is your message to this team that has lacked stability for so long? johnkirk: Part of what attracted me to the CMU job was that very thing. Such instability masks so much untapped potential. Even still, CMU has built of reputation of punching well above it's weight. A truly excellent program can be built here and I'm willing to put in the time to make that happen. Neal: Who has emerged in your mind as a key leader for this team both on and off the field? johnkirk: A'Shawn Ellison has been nothing short of impressive in both skill and character. A true JUCO success story. The defense looks to him as a leader and a commander. It is almost like having another coach on the field. I can very easily see him continuing his career to playing on Sundays, if not a coaching career. Neal: What should we expect from your offense schematically? What does the Coach johnkirk offense look like? johnkirk: Our philosophy is to wear defenses down. We can't rely on the homerun play for eighty yards to win games. Our goal is our offense to be something of a bulldozer, not a missile. Neal: What will be your focus as you hit the recruiting trail to try to build this team to fit your scheme? Target players with local roots? Players to fit certain schemes? johnkirk: We are looking for, mostly local, players whose biggest trait is that they are versatile. There is a lot of transition expected this year and the next and the team will have to evolve with that. Michigan is a crowded state for recruiting so we have to plan for contingency on contingency. I am pretty excited with our start so far. Daveed Huff (RB) sounds excited about the direction of the program and we've heard nothing but positives from his camp and being in play for Justin Kirkland (ATH) is an exciting feeling. Neal: What are your expectations for your team this season? johnkirk: I never like to predict wins and losses on the year. But it's pretty clear we have a lot of work to do. But this is an opportunity for excellent players to step up and stand out. I'd like to identify our foundation players going forward, get them help in recruiting, and truly get a sense of what our long term strengths and weaknesses are. Neal: What do you expect to happen on Friday night? johnkirk: I'm just as curious as everyone else is! My hope is a good fight from our team and for us to take a big first step in turning around the program. Neal: Well we are all anxious too. Thanks for stopping bye to visit with us today. We wish you good luck, but not good enough luck to beat us. [laughing] johnkirk: Thank you again for your time, best of luck to the Wildcats on Friday.
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    I mortgaged a roster coming off a national runner-up year with nearly everybody returning in order to come coach in Lexington. I have some regrets, but this is definitely my dream job.
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    So... let's not talk about those OOC results. Have some colored chart! MAC Power Rankings After Week 2 Rank (Poll Pts.) Team (First Place Votes) Record (Conf. Record) Streak Change from Last Week 1 (55) Buffalo Bulls (3) 2-0 (1-0) W2 +1 2 (52) Western Michigan Broncos (1) 1-1 (1-0) L1 -1 3 (49-tie) Miami (OH) Redhawks (1) 1-0 (0-0) W1 +2 3 (49-tie) Toledo Rockets 0-1 (0-0) L1 -1 5 (42) Akron Zips 2-0 (2-0) W2 +1 6 (38) Ohio Bobcats 0-1 (0-0) L1 -2 7 (32) Ball State Cardinals 0-2 (0-2) L2 +1 8 (22-tie) Bowling Green Falcons 0-2 (0-1) L2 +1 8 (22-tie) Northern Illinois Huskies 0-1 (0-1) L1 -1 10 (14) Kent State Golden Flashes 0-2 (0-0) L2 - 11 (13) Eastern Michigan Eagles 0-2 (0-0) L2 - 12 (6) Central Michigan Chippewas 0-1 (0-0) L1 - Number of voters: 5 12 points for first, 11 for second, etc. Voter were clearly impressed with how WMU took Duke to double overtime on the road and didn't drop them too much, but the Bulls grab the top spot this week after staying undefeated following a win over a tough Ball State squad. Best!Miami and Toledo tie for third place, and Akron continues to creep up the rankings. Ohio is the biggest faller through no fault of their own; they'll have a chance to head back up the rankings against Buffalo next week. Ball State and Bowling Green looked impressive enough in defeat that they both moved up a spot. The bottom three teams seem to have settled into their spots for the time being. But it's early in the season and there's going to be a lot more fluctuation as the weeks go by. Who claims the top spot next week? Tune in and find out! "If it's not MAC, it's wack!"
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    PLAYERS OF THE WEEK 2020 WEEK 2 OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK David Oates, QB, Washington State 30 of 48 for 325 yards, 5 TD, 0 INT Oates has the high-flying Cougars firing on all cylinders to start the 2020 season. DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK Blaine Lewis-Thompson, CB, California 2 INT, 5 tackles BLT turned in a delicious performance for the Golden Bears in Week 2. His two interceptions kept the Beavers off balance and helped Cal secure a hard-fought conference win. SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK Sam Walsh, K, California 3/3 field goals (41, 44, 46) Sam Walsh was perfect on the evening, nailing three 40+ yard field goals against Oregon State. Cal likely wouldn't've prevailed without his clutch kicking. ---- Congrats to all the winners! Previous POTW: Week 1: Luke Trickett - Alex Bush - Isaac Shoemaker
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    SQUISHING THE PHISH Offense hums, defense stifles as Broncos pull away in 2nd half J.B. Blacknall finds a crease en route to another superlative outing for the Bronco running game. Blacknall inching into OROY conversation, on pace for 1,400 yards rushing.
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    FRESH SQUEEZED OJ "The Juiceman" Carano returns from injury to score his first TD of the year in a Giants win.
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    *clears throat conspicuously* Other than Baylor, my dream-caliber schools would be OU, since I grew up a Sooner fan and loved going to games in Norman as a kid, and maybe Tulsa, since it's my hometown.
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    Offensive MAC Player of the Week: QB T.J. Zamora, Akron. 18 of 24 for 230 yards, 2 TD, 0 INT, 6 rushes for 55 yards. The Zips are sitting pretty atop the MAC East division, and Zamora is a big reason why. Against the strong Bowling Green front seven, he put up perhaps one of his best statlines ever. The biggest question with Zamora was always his consistency, not his talent. If he can continue to put up numbers similar to these (check out that 75% completion rate!), Akron will contend for the MAC East title. Defensive MAC Players of the Week: DE Connor Borden, W. Michigan. 1.5 Sacks, 4 Tackles SS Quinn Benson, Kent State. 11 Tackles Connor Borden did yeoman's work while trying to hold wunderkind Duke QB Bryce Thompson in check. The Ohio native did a fantastic job collapsing the pocket while not allowing rushing lanes, greatly limiting Thompson's mobility (only 5 carries for 16 yards). He even got to the QB a few times while he was at it, giving him his first-ever PotW honors. Kent State's best defensive player looked like it Saurday afternoon, putting in serious work against the Boilermakers. Benson showed that he was more than capable of cleaning up all the way from the back, often meeting Purdue RB Brendan Milton at the second level while doing his best to clear his area of wide receivers and tight ends. Special Teams MAC Player of the Week: K Harry DeMarco, W. Michigan. 3/3 FG (made 29, 27, 40), 3/3 XP. The Broncos fell to the Blue Devils in double overtime, but you can't blame it on DeMarco - he did all he could to prevent that outcome. His perfect accuracy on the day pushed him ahead of the other nominees in this week's special teams race. Congratulations to all the winners!
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    Done: http://cfbhc.com/wiki/index.php?title=2020_Rice_Owls_season Also have 2018 and 2019 done. For those adding previous seasons, remember you can use this: http://cfbhc.herokuapp.com/stats/query/games/. Clicking on the game shows what time it was played.
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    So close to being ranked for the 1st time ever. Surprised Stanford isn't getting more love.
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    WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR Marshawn attemps to break a tackle as the Cardinals supernova in the worst way, a 30-10 humiliation.
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    One for the 'Dawgs Bulldogs advance to 2-0 with shutout victory over UTSA
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    Wild Wild West. Sponsored by Rainforest Cafe.
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    The Mountain West, where everything's made up and the rankings don't matter.
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    This is one of my favorite article series on the site tbh
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    You Gotta Be Quicker Than That! Eagles Almost Come Back to Beat Rams
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    That's an extremely hot take on Washington
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    @ #2 @ #19 what a way to start the season....
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    Oh man, I hope you're wrong, at least for Oregon and Washington. Thanks for these...super fun read!
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    I remember watching this on tv instead of doing homework. I was tempted to do my homework instead, the game was so terrible
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    Top ten for the first time ever
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    Michigan is my alma mater so that was obviously my dream school. I probably wouldn't have left Iowa for any other job. I never expected the job to open up until Sophos stepped down. He specifically asked me to apply for the job and wanted me to take over, so here I am.
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    If I were inclined to participate in the college sim again...LSU would be first and foremost where I would go. If they weren't available, I would then pursue Washington, Colorado, Florida, Texas, Wyoming, and Florida (in that order)
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    Low-key one of my favorite players from Hooston
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