Leading Off

Oct. 23, 2006
Oct. 23, 2006

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Oct. 23, 2006

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Leading Off

Power of Powers
Jerraud Powers (8), with help from Tristan Davis, blocked a third-quarter punt by Eric Wilbur in a crushing play for Florida last Saturday in Auburn. Tre Smith returned the block 15 yards for a touchdown, giving the Tigers an 18--17 lead en route to 27--17 victory that knocked the second-ranked Gators from the unbeaten ranks.

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Sitting Canuck
All goaltender Roberto Luongo could do was watch a shot by Sharks defenseman Christian Ehrhoff trickle into the net last Friday in Vancouver's 6--4 home loss.

Over Charged
Running back LaDainian Tomlinson took an aerial view of the 49ers' defense on his way to his third of four touchdowns in a 48--19 Chargers' victory on Sunday in San Francisco. Tomlinson ran for 71 yards, caught seven passes for 64 yards and upped his season total to seven TDs, the most in the NFL.

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