Spectacular Rivers' Heisman hopes dampened by 1-2 start
  • Sadly, Amato has some explaining to do
    "> Spectacular Rivers' Heisman hopes dampened by 1-2 start
  • Sadly, Amato has some explaining to do

    TA's availability at issue

    McLendon says he was ready at OSU; Amato says `he was hurting'. <br><br><small><b>Other featured stories for 9/16:</b></small> <li> <a href="http://www.sportsline.com/collegefootball/story/6643322" target=blank><b>Spectacular Rivers' Heisman hopes dampened by 1-2 start</b></a><br> <li> <a href="http://sports.espn.go.com/ncf/columns/story?columnist=bowden_terry&id=1616594" target=blank><b>Sadly, Amato has some explaining to do</b></a><br>

    TA's availability at issue
    Gregg Doyel * Charlotte Observer
    N.C. State coach Chuck Amato and tailback T.A. McLendon offered different versions Monday for why McLendon, who has a sore knee, missed most of the third overtime against Ohio State -- when the Wolfpack's failure to score resulted in a 44-38 loss Saturday. Read More

    Spectacular Rivers' Heisman hopes dampened by 1-2 start
    Dennis Dodd * CBS Sportsline
    Philip Rivers is playing the best football of his life. Statistically. In two heartbreaking losses to Wake Forest and Ohio State, the North Carolina State senior quarterback has thrown for 748 yards and seven touchdowns. During a three-overtime loss to the Buckeyes on Saturday, he broke the ACC career passing record. He is on pace to throw for 4,600 yards this season, which would put him second all-time behind NCAA career leader Ty Detmer. Read More

    Sadly, Amato has some explaining to do
    Terry Bowden * ESPN.com
    Speaking as a former coach, nothing made me sadder last weekend than the postgame interview N.C. State head coach Chuck Amato had to give after a 44-38, three-overtime loss to Ohio State. Read More

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