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    football news preview

    pretty much the same as cfn but still good to hear. cant wait for tomorrow! my bold prediction: josh johnson takes one to paydirt! anyone else got some predictions?

    Toledo vs. Iowa State

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    Toledo begins life without Brad Gradkowski, who threw for nearly 10,000 yards in his career.

    Breakdown: While last seasonís leading ground-gainer for Toledo is gone (Trinity Dawson), Clint Cochran, who will start at quarterback, takes over an offense that returns eight starters and which led their conference in most of the important categories last season. Of course, much of that was due to the aforementioned Gradkowski, who is now gone. Steve Odom leads a list of returning veterans at receiver who will ease Cochranís transition into the college game. Iowa State defensive tackle Brent Curvey will do what he can to frustrate that same transition. Unfortunately, Curvey will often be bracketed by brand-new starters on the line (Rashawn Parker [DE] and Nick Frere [NT]). Tyrone McKenzie is another new starter but, as a Michigan State transfer, he has been primed for Division I play for some time. DeAndre Jackson is an outstanding cornerback who will be charged with shutting down one of the Rocket threats every snap. When Iowa State is on offense, they should roll. The offensive line has gelled and leads the charge for third-year starter Bret Meyer at quarterback. Meyer matured last season and threw for nearly 3,000 yards while tossing 19 TDís to only 10 INTís. He throws to one of the elite receiving corps in the nation, led by Todd Blythe and Austin Flynn. Tailback Stevie Hicks is a tough runner who will keep defensive fronts honest and who will be spelled by freshman speedster Josh Johnson. Toledo answers with a 3-3-5 defense that returns its entire two-deep to the defensive line. Unfortunately, only three true starters return to the back-eight for Toledo. Given the offensive firepower of Iowa State, that spells trouble.



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    Sounds good for a first game.

    Oh-oh. I smell big points a'comin. Lots of sirens, cannon firing, rockets red glare, etc. Pass interceptions by our defense. Fumbles. Long kickoff returns. Long passes. Lots of them. Yep. Make it so: Cy 41 - Them 21.

    Looks like our strength against their weakness and their strength against our weakness. Sock it to them.


    Let my Fred's Posse Ride: Georges, Naz, Hogue, Bryce, Nader, Monte, Matt, and McKay.

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