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College Football

How The Ap Top 25 Fared

September 08, 2002

*--* 1 MIAMI 2-0 Defeated No. 6 Florida, 41-16 Now that the Hurricanes have dispatched Florida A&M and Florida, they play the first of only five games outside their home state. Next: at Temple, Saturday 2 OKLAHOMA 2-0 Defeated Alabama, 37-27 Don't let the 37 points fool you. Bob Stoops' squad is struggling offensively and quarterback Jason White suffered a torn ligament in his right knee. Next: Texas El Paso, Saturday 3 TEXAS 1-0 Did not play Coach Mack Brown gave the Longhorns Friday off, but ordered his troops to watch the Syracuse-North Carolina game on Saturday night. Next: at North Carolina, Saturday 4 TENNESSEE 2-0 Defeated Middle Tennessee State, 26-3 Southern cooking: Volunteers play their first five games in Tennessee and venture out of the state only three times in 12 games. Next: No. 6 Florida, Sept. 21 5 FLORIDA STATE 2-0 Did not play Seminoles find themselves in an unfamiliar position with a game against the defending Atlantic Coast Conference champion next on the schedule. Next: at Maryland, Saturday 6 FLORIDA 1-1 Lost to No. 1 Miami, 41-16 Following Tennessee's lead, Gators venture out of the state only three times during the 12-game schedule. Next: Ohio, Saturday 7 MICHIGAN 2-0 Defeated Western Michigan, 35-12 Not bad for starters: A 3-0 start would include victories over Washington and Notre Dame. Not too shabby. Next: No. 23 Notre Dame, Saturday 8 OHIO STATE 2-0 Defeated Kent State, 51-17 Maybe Maurice Clarett isn't the second coming of Archie Griffin. Freshman running back had only 64 yards against Golden Flashes. Next: No. 11 Washington State, Saturday 9 NEBRASKA 3-0 Defeated Utah State, 44-13 State of the game: Cornhuskers' first six games are against teams with names ending in State. Next: at Penn State, Saturday 10 GEORGIA 1-0 Did not play Beware Bulldogs: Lou Holtz is fuming after Atlanta Journal- Constitution reported that that Gamecocks were under NCAA investigation. Next: at No. 22 South Carolina, Saturday 11 WASHINGTON STATE 2-0 Defeated Idaho, 49-14 Vandals weren't about to steal a victory against Cougars, who now will try to steal one at Columbus. Next: at No. 8 Ohio State, Saturday 12 VIRGINIA TECH 2-0 Did not play Strange but true: Hokies won't play a game on a Saturday until Sept. 21 when they travel to College Station to play Texas A&M. Next: No. 16 Marshall, Thursday 13 OREGON 2-0 Defeated Fresno State, 28-24 Jason Fife was more like Barney Fife after fumbling late, but then guided the Ducks to victory with 1:07 remaining. Next: Idaho, Sat 14 WASHINGTON 1-1 Defeated San Jose State, 34-10 Huskies, winners of 15 in a row at home, had seven penalties for 64 yards, presumably none for illegal substitution. Next: Wyoming, Sept. 21 15 MICHIGAN STATE 2-0 Defeated Rice, 27-10 Spartans were outgained on the ground in first half, 137-14, and finished with only 58 rushing yards in 32 carries. Next: California, Saturday 16 MARSHALL 1-0 Did not play Bryan Leftwich was impressive in opener against Appalachian State. Put up similar numbers against the Hokies and we will be impressed. Next: at No. 12 Virginia Tech, Saturday 17 COLORADO 1-1 Defeated San Diego State, 34-14 Attention Pete Carroll and Bob Toledo: Overmatched Aztecs gave Buffaloes headaches with a no-huddle offense, but couldn't finish drives. Next: No. 18 USC, Saturday 18 USC 1-0 Did not play Trojans have Traveler, but beware, the Buffaloes have Ralphie, whose charge out of the tunnel can stop any team. Next: at No. 17 Colorado, Saturday 19 COLORADO STATE 2-1 Lost to UCLA, 30-19 After three road games to open the season, the Rams return home to the friendly confines of Hughes Stadium. Next: Louisville, Saturday 20 TEXAS A&M 2-0 Defeated Pittsburgh, 14-12 Twelfth man couldn't make the trip to Steel City, but the Aggies had enough in reserve to stop the Panthers. Next: Virginia Tech, Sept. 21 21 NORTH CAROLINA STATE 3-0 Defeated Navy, 65-19 All you need to know about this game is that hapless Navy now has lost 32 in a row to ranked opponents.. Next: Wake Forest, Saturday 22 SOUTH CAROLINA 1-1 Lost to Virginia, 34-21 Seven turnovers did in the Gamecocks as the Cavaliers avoided their first 0-3 start since 1982. Next: at Virginia, Saturday 23 NOTRE DAME 2-0 Defeated Purdue, 24-17 OK, so the Fighting Irish have yet to score an offensive touchdown, but they are 2-0 entering a showdown in Ann Arbor. Next: at No. 7 Michigan, Saturday 24 LOUISIANA STATE 1-1 Defeated The Citadel, 35-10 The Tigers were roughed up in Blacksburg, Va., but scheduling The Citadel does have its advantages. Next: Miami of Ohio, Saturday 25 WISCONSIN 3-0 Defeated West Virginia, 34-17 No chance for shenanigans in this game, which was played in wonderful daylight in Madison, Wis., where gambling is illegal. Next: Northern Illinois, Saturday

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