Friday, September 4, 2009

BCS Weekly News Roundup (Sept. 3)

DAVID AND FLORIDA'S GOLIATH (Orlando Sentinel, Sept. 3) - Charleston Southern has no reason to downplay Saturday's 7 p.m. matchup with Florida in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium when the game benefits the school financially and spiritually. The Christian school of about 3,200 students is built on "Integrating Faith in Learning, Leading and Serving," a message Florida understands with its outspoken quarterback.

SABAN: 'BAMA-VA TECH LOSER NOT OUT OF BCS (Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Sept. 2) - All the talk surrounding national title hopes for the loser of Saturday’s Alabama/Virginia Tech game irks Tide coach Nick Saban.He doesn’t think either team should be counted out of the hunt for the BCS crown based on a loss to a top-10 team on the first Saturday of the fall.

BOISE STATE GETS EARLY BIRD SPECIAL (Fresno Bee, Sept. 1) - So much of the season is pegged toward a Bowl Championship Series run and a formidable opponent stands in the way early on. Fourteenth-ranked Boise State, the perennial power of the Western Athletic Conference and the highest-ranked team from a league without a guaranteed BCS invite, will host No. 16 Oregon of the Pac-10 to start the season Thursday.

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