Friday, October 8, 2004

Heisman watch



Moving Up

Kyle Orton, QB, Purdue: The new favorite helped himself and his team with a huge win at Notre Dame last week. He has the highest quarterback rating (194.11) in the country and also leads the nation with 17 touchdown passes.

Cedric Benson, RB, Texas: It's a make or break weekend for Benson who's been unstoppable in rushing for 746 yards in four games. But he hasn't seen a defense of the likes of the Oklahoma Sooners, who specialize in hooking the 'Horns.

Ryan Moats, RB, Louisiana Tech: The nation's leading rusher plays in relative obscurity, but Moats' stats are hard to ignore: 928 rushing yards, 6.8 yards per carry and nine touchdowns in five games.

Matt Leinart, QB, USC: It's hard to believe Leinart can get any better, but he is, and he'll have to be at his best Saturday in the Trojans' showdown against California.

Staying put

Jason White, QB, Oklahoma: White is having a nice, albeit unspectacular, season. That could all change Saturday depending on his performance against Texas.




BASEBALL / PLAYOFFS
Long, short of it: Braves, Cards win
Arroyo makes most of opportunity
Atlanta digs self out of hole
Cards don't need long ball
LaRussa expects to return to Cards
Don't expect Twins to roll over
Cubs fine Sosa a day's pay - $87K
Cruz leaves Reds as free agent

BENGALS / NFL
It isn't so easy being sidelined
Players hope rest leads to health
Prison time for Lewis: Four months
Dolphins need Williams, but some don't want him

COLLEGE FOOTBALL
In one Athens, Bulldog gets grief
Nothing better than a win
Heisman watch
Extra points

HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Living up to tradition
Colerain would stay at home
Peaking at right time
Cougars finish with a flourish
Stellman stays cool in Cougar comeback
Weekend previews: Ohio | Kentucky
Football news: Ohio | Kentucky
A return to glory on Bobcats' minds
Wyoming qualifies for state in golf
Cross country postseason nears
Despite tough day by Volpenhein, CovCath 2nd after 1st round

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Women soccer players help lift girls' goals
Perceptions, opportunities changed
Unique cycling event comes to town
Kidd takes a stand behind ailing knee
Phelps starts another Olympic-sized quest
Digest: Boston Marathon icon Kelley dies at 97
'Little E' hoping to be drivers' voice
String of birdies helps Park share LPGA lead
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