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Schwinn expected to start second consecutive game

Jeff Schwinn is once again the likely starter for Saturday's game against Marshall, Coach Bill Snyder said Tuesday.

Stating Ell Roberson's status was "uncertain," Snyder confirmed the he has been on the practice field but has not participated at full speed. However, that may come soon when Snyder said it is "pretty reasonable" to assume Roberson will be available for Texas.

Up next is the Thundering Herd, however, a team that is likely to give the Wildcats fits.

Marshall returns two of the nation's top receivers in Josh Davis and Darius Watts, both of whom are considered candidates for the Biletnikoff Award, presented annually to the nation's top wide receiver.

Following in the footsteps of receivers the likes of Randy Moss, the duo presents a one-two punch that concerns Snyder and his staff.

Calling them the "best of the best," Snyder labeled Watts a first-round draft choice for next spring's NFL draft. Marshall's leading receiver, Watts has caught 26 passes for 336 yards and three touchdowns. He has also carried 3 times for 43 yards, averaging more than 14 yards per carry.

"Offensively, they're one of the most talented teams I've watched," safety Jesse Tetuan said, "with the wide receivers and the quarterbacks. They're a big-play team."


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