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From the It (Literally) Isn't Fair Department: A perfect week of late-summer weather and, just when Saturday's on the horizon and visions are there of a special afternoon at West Point, here comes the Weather Channel predicting a day of rain.
-- -- -- Speaking of which, what's that 6 1/2-point line on the Rutgers-at-Army game say about the disdain in which the oddsmakers hold the Scarlet? Rutgers killed Army last year, 44-0, even with holding down the score, and by every measuring stick is better this season. Army isn't. Go figure why it's not a 20-point line.
Short line shows oddsmakers don't respect Rutgers

For half a season last year, he was arguably the most dangerous -- and exciting -- offensive weapon Rutgers had. Chris Baker offered that rare combination of size (6-5, 200), athleticism and the ability to make a big play every time the ball was in his hands.
The only dilemma, it seemed, was how to get him more touches.
Rutgers: Baker hoping to get back into mix

Army Coach Todd Berry thinks his team learned a few things in its 27-point loss to Connecticut last week.
Pointing to a fourth-down defensive stop and two third-quarter scoring drives, Berry said the Black Knights (0-1) gained some confidence and experience that should pay off against Rutgers (1-1) on Saturday.
Army hoping for better effort vs. RU

For the most part, college football is a similar game regardless of the university. There is practice and preparation, game tapes to watch and weight-lifting sessions to attend. Things, however, are a little different at Army.

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L.J. Smith's first big moment in the NFL is one he has been working hard to forget.
There was Smith, a rookie tight end, alone in the end zone, the ball thrown by backup quarterback Koy Detmer on a fake field goal right into his hands for an apparent touchdown that would have given the Eagles a 7-0 lead against Tampa Bay.
And then - the drop.
Eagles' Smith putting first big drop behind him

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Boston College coach Tom O'Brien yesterday shot down comments by ABC analyst Gary Danielson, who reported during last Saturday's telecast that "word amongst the Big East coaches" was BC's staff was ready to change quarterbacks, perhaps by the end of the game against Penn State. BC won, 27-14.
O'Brien calls QB a keeper

The jury is still hearing the evidence, but so far the case for the defense is weak.
During opening arguments, it got roughed up badly. There is no ducking the numbers - 505 yards allowed, 340 passing yards allowed, five touchdown passes allowed, 31 first downs allowed, 47 points allowed, no quarterback sacks. This, against a North Carolina team that was shut out the week before by Florida State. This, from a suspect found guilty of fielding one of the worst defenses in the country a year ago.
Defending the 'D'

Freshman linebackers H.B. Blades and Clint Session are high-impact players for the Pitt Panthers.
In Session's case, the emphasis is on impact."I was always known as a big hitter in high school, around the neighborhood and through the county," said Session, who is one of the biggest hitters on the Panthers' defense. "That's just how I was always known. But coming up here, nobody knows me. I'm no longer in high school. That's all put behind me now. I have to come in here and prove myself, and I haven't proven anything yet, so I look at every day as another chance.
Freshman LBs on collision course

The margin of error for the University of Connecticut football team Saturday is extremely slim.
UConn could afford a few untimely penalties, overthrown passes and blown coverage in easy victories over Indiana (34-10) and Army (48-14) to start the season. But on Saturday, at sold-out Rentschler Field, the Huskies know they'll probably have to play a near-perfect game to beat Boston College
Showdown with BC demands perfection

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Enough of Maurice Clarett already. His 15 minutes of fame are up and it's time to move on. It is time for Ohio State to move toward defending its national championship. And it is time for Clarett, the talented -- but hardly extraordinary -- running back to say, "Goodbye, Columbus," and move to the next phase of his life.
Time for Ohio State to cut ties with Clarett

The first matchup in the expanded Atlantic Coast Conference will be old hat for the state of Florida.
Miami and Florida State will kick off the expanded 11-team ACC when the schools meet in a night game in the Orange Bowl on Labor Day next season, the conference said Thursday.
Miami to open ACC play next season with rival Florida State

Don't look for a flea-flicker or fumblerooski when Notre Dame visits Michigan on Saturday.
The two winningest football teams in college football history tend to play the old-fashioned way, especially against each other.
Traditional rivalry, traditional strategy

California had enough defense to shut down Utah's Brandon Warfield for three quarters.
But by the fourth, Warfield sprung free and looked like the back who had averaged 177 yards in the first two games of the season. He scored his third touchdown of the game on a 14-yard run with 1:06 remaining as Utah rallied to beat Cal 31-24 Thursday night.
Cal falls to Utah

Neil Parry, the San Jose State football player whose right leg was partially amputated nearly three years ago, will play for the Spartans next week.
Amputee to suit up for San Jose State

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For good teams, good times and good cheer, there's no place like the home of the Badgers
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Rutgers at Army: Weather

Saturday Morning:
Showers and breezy with temperatures near 60F
Saturday Noon: Intermittent Showers Continuing. Breezy with a temperature near 70F
Gametime [3:30PM]: Slight Chance of Showers. Breezy with a temperature of 70F

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