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Aug. 26, 1996
Aug. 26, 1996

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Aug. 26, 1996

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College Football '96

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Team '95 Returning
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This is an article from the Aug. 26, 1996 issue

1 Tennessee 11-1 13
2 Nebraska 12-0 12
3 Florida 12-1 14
4 Colorado 10-2 16
5 Notre Dame 9-3 14
6 Syracuse 9-3 15
7 Northwestern 10-2 13
8 Florida State 10-2 15
9 USC 9-2-1 10
10 Texas 10-2-1 14
11 Kansas State 10-2 11
12 LSU 7-4-1 14
13 Penn State 9-3 11
14 Texas A&M 9-3 12
15 Michigan 9-4 14
16 Iowa 8-4 14
17 Miami 8-3 17
18 Kansas 10-2 14
19 Virginia 9-4 13
20 Texas Tech 9-3 14
21 Ohio State 11-2 16
22 Oregon 9-3 12
23 Virginia Tech 10-2 11
24 Utah 7-4 15
25 Auburn 8-4 14
26 Arizona State 6-5 19
27 Clemson 8-4 13
28 Alabama 8-3 17
29 Washington 7-4-1 12
30 Georgia 6-6 14
31 East Carolina 9-3 15
32 Purdue 4-6-1 13
33 Baylor 7-4 13
34 Michigan State 6-5-1 14
35 Wisconsin 4-5-2 16
36 Arizona 6-5 14
37 California 3-8 15
38 Stanford 7-4-1 13
39 Cincinnati 6-5 12
40 BYU 7-4 12
41 Arkansas 8-5 12
42 Air Force 8-5 9
43 West Virginia 5-6 13
44 Oklahoma 5-5-1 9
45 Illinois 5-5-1 16
46 North Carolina 7-5 16
47 UCLA 7-5 10
48 Wyoming 6-5 18
49 Miami (Ohio) 8-2-1 17
50 San Diego State 8-4 16
51 Colorado State 8-4 13
52 Louisville 7-4 11
53 Georgia Tech 6-5 16
54 Toledo 11-0-1 12
55 Southern Mississippi 6-5 15
56 Minnesota 3-8 12
57 Ball State 7-4 17
58 Kentucky 4-7 10
59 Mississippi State 3-8 14
60 Maryland 6-5 16
61 Washington State 3-8 12
62 South Carolina 4-6-1 11
63 Boston College 4-8 15
64 Nevada 9-3 10
65 Pittsburgh 2-9 9
66 Oklahoma State 4-8 14
67 Army 5-5-1 11
68 N.C. State 3-8 15
69 Duke 3-8 11
70 Eastern Michigan 6-5 9
71 Tulsa 4-7 14
72 Houston 2-9 16
73 TCU 6-5 10
74 Mississippi 6-5 12
75 Indiana 2-9 16
76 Temple 1-10 16
77 Navy 5-6 15
78 Rutgers 4-7 9
79 Southwestern Louisiana 6-5 14
80 Memphis 3-8 12
81 Vanderbilt 2-9 15
82 Iowa State 3-8 15
83 SMU 1-10 16
84 Missouri 3-8 18
85 Rice 2-8-1 12
86 Fresno State 5-7 15
87 Bowling Green 5-6 13
88 New Mexico 4-7 14
89 Western Michigan 7-4 9
90 Oregon State 1-10 11
91 Central Michigan 4-7 16
92 Louisiana Tech 5-6 12
93 New Mexico State 4-7 10
94 Wake Forest 1-10 14
95 Tulane 2-9 17
96 Hawaii 4-8 12
97 North Texas 2-9 16
98 Utah State 4-7 12
99 UNLV 2-9 12
100 Northern Illinois 3-8 14
101 Northeast Louisiana 2-9 13
102 Arkansas State 6-5 8
103 Kent State 1-9-1 15
104 UTEP 2-10 16
105 Akron 2-9 19
106 Ohio 2-8-1 17
107 San Jose State 3-8 10
108 Boise State 7-4 7
109 Idaho 6-5 10
110 Central Florida 6-5 13
111 Alabama-Birmingham 5-6 16

[1 Tennessee]

With Peyton Manning and a sweet schedule, Vols win first
national title since '51

[2 Nebraska]

New QB, Stanford transfer Scott Frost, will be a Heisman
candidate by October

[3 Florida]

Pressure's on new defensive coordinator Bob Stoops after 62-24
Fiesta Bowl loss

[4 Colorado]

A schedule that includes six Top 20 teams keeps the Buffaloes
from No. 1

[5 Notre Dame]

The Four Horsemen: backs Autry Denson, Marc Edwards, Robert
Farmer and Randy Kinder

[6 Syracuse]

Stores that used to sell only No. 44 jerseys now also sell No. 5
of QB Donovan McNabb

[7 Northwestern]

They won't sneak up on anyone, but Schnur, Autry & Co. will
continue to surprise

[8 Florida State]

The best team in the ACC (again) but the second-best in Florida
(again)

[9 USC]

Last time Trojans beat Notre Dame and UCLA in same year, Marcus
Allen was tailback

[10 Texas]

QB James Brown, TB Shon Mitchell and FB Ricky Williams form best
backfield in Big 12

[11 Kansas State]

The corners' report: DBs Chris Canty and Joe Gordon are deadly
to opposing offenses

[12 LSU]

Tigers make tracks with QB Herb Tyler and RBs Kevin Faulk and
Kendall Cleveland

[13 Penn State]

Sophomore TB Curtis Enis led the Lions in rushing (683 yards)
without starting a game

[14 Texas A&M]

Eight starters return to the Wrecking Crew, the nation's
third-best defense in '95

[15 Michigan]

End Jarrett Irons and linebacker Glen Steele give Wolverines'
defense its mettle

[16 Iowa]

RB Sedrick Shaw can run, QB Matt Sherman can throw, and WR Tim
Dwight can do it all

[17 Miami]

Indefinite suspension of three starters may reduce Hurricanes to
tropical depression

[18 Kansas]

Coach Glen Mason knew something when he turned down an offer
from Georgia

[19 Virginia]

Under George Welsh, the Cavaliers have won at least seven for
nine straight years

[20 Texas Tech]

QB Zebbie Lethridge and RB Byron Hanspard combined for 3,396
total yards in '95

[21 Ohio State]

Loss of Heisman winner, two other first-round NFL draftees and
QB will hurt

[22 Oregon]

Green Gang: Defense may have as many as eight freshmen on
two-deep roster

[23 Virginia Tech]

DE Cornell Brown is back to lead last year's top rushing defense
(77.4 yards per game)

[24 Utah]

Announcers better learn to pronounce Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, the
Utes' fullback

[25 Auburn]

New defensive coordinator Bill Oliver spent the past six years
assisting at Alabama

[26 Arizona State]

Pac-10's best offense, with QB Jake Plummer (2,222 yards) and WR
Keith Poole (55 catches)

[27 Clemson]

TB Raymond Priester (1,286 yards) is the O; LB Anthony Simmons
(154 tackles), the D

[28 Alabama]

Soft schedule will make for a gaudy record--until the Tide turns
at Tennessee on Oct. 26

[29 Washington]

Junior tailback Rashaan Shehee led the Pac-10 in scoring (15
TDs) last season

[30 Georgia]

QB Mike Bobo and TB Robert Edwards are back after injuries cost
them most of '95

[31 East Carolina]

Pirates own best record (16-8) of any school in the Carolinas
over past two years

[32 Purdue]

Threw only eight TD passes in '95 yet outscored foes (282-269)
for first time since '83

[33 Baylor]

Kicking fraternity: Ty Atteberry punts while baby brother Kyle
placekicks

[34 Michigan State]

Derrick Mason (2,051 yards) is 591 yards short of NCAA career
kickoff-return mark

[35 Wisconsin]

"On Wisconsin" is better than under Wisconsin: The O-line
averages 6'6", 311 pounds

[36 Arizona]

Ten starters back on offense; new man is QB Brady Batten (362
passing yards in '95)

[37 California]

New coach Steve Mariucci tutored NFL MVP Brett Favre in Green Bay

[38 Stanford]

TBs Mike Mitchell and Anthony Bookman combined for 1,465 yards
last year

[39 Cincinnati]

Return man extraordinaire Robert Tate helps Bearcats reach first
bowl in 46 years

[40 BYU]

Cougars go bowling again after missing out last season for first
time since 1978

[41 Arkansas]

Last fall tailback Madre Hill, now a junior, gained 1,387 yards
without fumbling

[42 Air Force]

Only Nebraska has rushed for more yardage in each of the last
two seasons

[43 West Virginia]

Don Nehlen's Mountaineers have never had two straight losing
seasons, and won't now

[44 Oklahoma]

Sooners could finish under .500 for first time since new coach
John Blake was four

[45 Illinois]

LB Dennis Stallings (130 tackles) may become third straight
Illini to win Butkus Award

[46 North Carolina]

TB Leon Johnson is 21 points shy of becoming the leading scorer
in school history

[47 UCLA]

Know your enemies: New coach Bob Toledo used to work at Oregon
and USC

[48 Wyoming]

WR Marcus Harris needs 1,490 yards receiving to become NCAA's
alltime leader

[49 Miami (Ohio)]

The only Miami to finish in the top 10 in total defense or
scoring defense in '95

[50 San Diego State]

First I-A offense with 3,000-yard passer, 1,000-yard rusher, two
1,000-yard receivers

[51 Colorado State]

Nonconference schedule includes Nebraska, Colorado and Oregon

[52 Louisville]

Seven starters return from defense that led nation in forcing
turnovers (41)

[53 Georgia Tech]

After 1-10 mark in '94, Yellow Jackets continue to improve

[54 Toledo]

With TB Wasean Tait (173.2 average in '95), another undefeated
season is possible

[55 Southern Mississippi]

Scheduling games at Georgia, Alabama and Florida State is
admirable but masochistic

[56 Minnesota]

New coordinator Tim Rose inherits Big Ten's worst defensive unit

[57 Ball State]

Senior Brad Maynard (46.5 yards per punt) led the nation last year

[58 Kentucky]

With one O-line starter back, freshman QB Tim Couch's seat will
have bluegrass stains

[59 Mississippi State]

Can new coordinators Lynn Amedee (offense) and Joe Lee Dunn
rescue Jackie Sherrill?

[60 Maryland]

In four games started by QB Brian Cummings, now a junior, Terps
averaged 33 points

[61 Washington State]

Sophomore QB Ryan Leaf has drawn comparisons to former Cougar
Drew Bledsoe

[62 South Carolina]

Former Florida LB Darren Hambrick will help D that allowed 35.7
points per game

[63 Boston College]

Eagles fly 5,080 miles for season opener at Hawaii but go
nowhere in January

[64 Nevada]

Can nine new starters refuel offense that averaged 500 yards the
past three years?

[65 Pittsburgh]

Big East, remember Big West? Billy West ran for 1,358 yards in
'94 but was hurt in '95

[66 Oklahoma State]

Cowboys were just 15 points away from 7-5 in coach Bob Simmons's
first year

[67 Army]

Cadets have finished in top seven in rushing offense every year
since 1984

[68 N.C. State]

A Wolfpack: Three candidates vie to replace three-year starting
QB Terry Harvey

[69 Duke]

Larry Beckish is Blue Devils' fifth offensive coordinator in
five seasons

[70 Eastern Michigan]

QB Charlie Batch was fourth in total offense last year

[71 Tulsa]

How not to start life in the WAC: with defense that was 83rd
against the pass

[72 Houston]

Can QB Chuck Clements offset woeful D (32.7 points per game in
'95)?

[73 TCU]

Lou Groza Award winner Michael Reeder is 27 of 27 from inside
the 39-yard line

[74 Mississippi]

Probation-racked Rebels have only 61 players on scholarship

[75 Indiana]

Hoosiers, 0-8 in Big Ten in '95, open league play against
Northwestern, 8-0 last year

[76 Temple]

QB Henry Burris is great but no draw--4,406 attendance average
was I-A low

[77 Navy]

Midshipmen could be 5-1 when they face Notre Dame in Dublin,
Ireland, Nov. 2

[78 Rutgers]

New coach Terry Shea brings the West Coast offense to the East
from San Jose State

[79 Southwestern Louisiana]

Coach's son Brandon Stokley set NCAA freshman mark for catches
(75) in '95

[80 Memphis]

Converted CB Keith Cobb earned MVP honors at tailback in the
spring game

[81 Vanderbilt]

Season-ticket holders are happy: Notre Dame, Florida and
Tennessee visit Nashville

[82 Iowa State]

Had best rusher (Troy Davis, 2,010 yards); worst rushing D
(296.6 yards per game)

[83 SMU]

QB Ramon Flanigan returns after season-ending hip injury on
first play of '95

[84 Missouri]

Dubious mark of consistency: Tigers have had five straight
three-win seasons

[85 Rice]

Five Owls return who each rushed for at least 100 yards in '95

[86 Fresno State]

Coach Jim Sweeney, 66, will have trouble getting the four wins
he needs for 200

[87 Bowling Green]

Offensive coordinator Michael Faragalli back after one-year
stint in CFL

[88 New Mexico]

Out of WAC: Lobos ranked next to last in pass-efficiency defense
a year ago

[89 Western Michigan]

With so few veterans around, Broncos' string of six winning
seasons is likely over

[90 Oregon State]

After five years of futility with the wishbone, the Beavers are
adding I-formation

[91 Central Michigan]

RB Silas Massey (1,089 yards) helps Chippewas recover from worst
record since '61

[92 Louisiana Tech]

New coach Gary Crowton inherits WR Chad Mackey (90 catches) but
little else

[93 New Mexico State]

Tailback Denvis Manns led all freshmen in rushing (1,120 yards)
last fall

[94 Wake Forest]

There's no place like...Orlando? Wake "hosts" Florida State at
the Citrus Bowl

[95 Tulane]

The Green Wave has its best team in years--but that does not mean
much

[96 Hawaii]

Hawaii, 5-0? Hasn't happened since 1981, when Rainbow Warriors
finished 9-2

[97 North Texas]

Depth in Denton: Top rusher Bo Harrison (455 yards in '95) being
moved to wideout

[98 Utah State]

Abu Wilson (1,476 yards in '95) wears No. 1 and stands alone in
one-back offense

[99 UNLV]

Grieving Las Vegas: Rebels open season at top-ranked Tennessee
on Aug. 31

[100 Northern Illinois]

Charles Talley (1,540 yards in '95) hopes to be second Husky to
lead nation in rushing

[101 Northeast Louisiana]

Senior Raymond Philyaw has tossed 36 career TD passes and only
14 interceptions

[102 Arkansas State]

For first time in four years, coach John Bobo had enough players
to stage spring game

[103 Kent State]

Ronald Reagan was president the last time Golden Flashes struck
three-win mark

[104 UTEP]

A freshman in '95, John Rayborn strafed Air Force with five TD
passes in 56-43 loss

[105 Akron]

The aptly named Zips won't score much more than the 141 points
they got last fall

[106 Ohio]

Far to go: Bobcats, with 10 wins in the '90s, travel to Hawaii
and Army in nine days

[107 San Jose State]

Six true freshmen started in '95, more than in the previous 17
years combined

[108 Boise State]

Tony Hilde threw for 2,386 yards and 18 TDs in '95, the Broncos'
last year in I-AA

[109 Idaho]

UCLA transfer QB Ryan Fien tries to minimize damage in Vandals'
move to I-A

[110 Central Florida]

Sophomore QB Daunte Culpepper's first dozen collegiate tosses
were completions

[111 Alabama-Birmingham ]

School's prestigious physical therapy program could be busy

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