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M 8D Wednesday,September23,2009www.star-telegram.com Thursday’s game SOUTH Mississippi (2-0) at South Carolina (2-1)........6:30 p.m. Friday’s game WEST Missouri (3-0) at Nevada (0-2).............................8 p.m. Saturday’s games EAST Rhode Island (1-1) at Connecticut (2-1).............11 a.m. Buffalo (1-2) at Temple (0-2)..............................11 a.m. Wake Forest (2-1) at Boston College (2-1)..........1 p.m. W. Kentucky (0-3) at Navy (1-2)......................2:30 p.m. Maine (2-1) at Syracuse (1-2)...............................6 p.m. Iowa (3-0) at Penn St. (3-0)..................................7 p.m. SOUTH South Florida (3-0) at Florida St. (2-1)...............11 a.m. North Carolina (3-0) at Georgia Tech (2-1).........11 a.m. LSU (3-0) at Mississippi St. (2-1)................122:20 p.m. Marshall (2-1) at Memphis (1-2)............................noon Arkansas (1-1) at Alabama (3-0).....................2:30 p.m. TCU (2-0) at Clemson (2-1)..............................2:30 p.m. UCF (2-1) at East Carolina (1-2)......................2:30 p.m. Rutgers (2-1) at Maryland (1-2)......................2:30 p.m. Pittsburgh (3-0) at N.C. State (2-1).................2:30 p.m. McNeese St. (3-0) at Tulane (0-2)...................2:30 p.m. Miami (2-0) at Virginia Tech (2-1)...................2:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe (1-2) at Florida Atlantic (0-2).3 p.m. Florida (3-0) at Kentucky (2-0).............................5 p.m. Ball St. (0-3) at Auburn (3-0)................................6 p.m. N.C. Central (0-3) at Duke (1-2)............................6 p.m. Toledo (1-2) at Fla. International (0-2).................6 p.m. Arizona St. (2-0) at Georgia (2-1).........................6 p.m. Ohio (2-1) at Tennessee (1-2)...............................6 p.m. MIDWEST Fresno St. (1-2) at Cincinnati (3-0).....................11 a.m. Southern Miss. (3-0) at Kansas (3-0).................11 a.m. Indiana (3-0) at Michigan (3-0)...........................11 a.m. Minnesota (2-1) at Northwestern (2-1).............11 a.m. Michigan St. (1-2) at Wisconsin (3-0)................11 a.m. Tennessee Tech (1-1) at Kansas St. (1-2)........1:10 p.m. Akron (1-2) at Cent. Michigan (2-1).................2:30 p.m. Idaho (2-1) at N. Illinois (2-1)..........................2:30 p.m. Illinois (1-1) at Ohio St. (2-1)..........................2:30 p.m. SE Louisiana (2-1) at South Dakota (2-1).......4:05 p.m. Boise St. (3-0) at Bowling Green (1-2).................6 p.m. Army (2-1) at Iowa St. (2-1).................................6 p.m. Miami (Ohio) (0-3) at Kent St. (1-2)....................6 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette (2-1) at Nebraska (2-1).......6 p.m. Hofstra (2-1) at W. Michigan (1-2).......................6 p.m. Notre Dame (2-1) at Purdue (1-2)........................7 p.m. SOUTHWEST UTEP (1-2) at Texas (3-0).................................2:30 p.m. Troy (1-2) at Arkansas St. (1-1).......................3:30 p.m. Northwestern St. (0-3) at Baylor (1-1)................6 p.m. Middle Tennessee (2-1) at North Texas (1-2)......6 p.m. Grambling St. (2-1) at Oklahoma St. (2-1)...........6 p.m. UAB (1-2) at Texas A&M (2-0)..............................6 p.m. Sam Houston St. (1-1) at Tulsa (2-1)...................6 p.m. Vanderbilt (1-2) at Rice (0-3)................................7 p.m. Texas Tech (2-1) at Houston (2-0)...................8:15 p.m. WEST San Diego St. (1-2) at Air Force (2-1)...................1 p.m. UNLV (2-1) at Wyoming (1-2)...............................2p.m. California (3-0) at Oregon (2-1).......................2:30 p.m. Colorado St. (3-0) at BYU (2-1).............................5 p.m. Arizona (2-1) at Oregon St. (2-1).....................6:30 p.m. Louisville (1-1) at Utah (2-1)...........................6:30 p.m. Cal Poly (1-1) at San Jose St. (0-3)......................7 p.m. S. Utah (1-2) at Utah St. (0-2)..............................7 p.m. Washington (2-1) at Stanford (2-1).....................8 p.m. New Mexico St. (1-2) at New Mexico (0-3)..........9 p.m. Washington St. (1-2) at Southern Cal (2-1)....9:15 p.m. THIS WEEK’S GAMES BIG 12 ConferenceOverall NORTHWLWL Kansas..................................0030 Missouri................................0030 Iowa St..................................0021 Nebraska...............................0021 Kansas St..............................0012 Colorado................................0012 ConferenceOverall SOUTHWLWL Texas.....................................1030 Texas A&M............................0020 Oklahoma St.........................0021 Oklahoma..............................0021 Baylor....................................0011 Texas Tech............................0121 Friday’s game Missouri at Nevada................................................8 p.m. Saturday’s games Southern Miss. at Kansas........................11 a.m., FSSW Tennessee Tech at Kansas St...........................1:10 p.m. UTEP at Texas.......................................2:30 p.m., FSSW UAB at Texas A&M.................................................6 p.m. Army at Iowa St.....................................................6 p.m. Northwestern St. at Baylor...................................6 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Nebraska..........................6 p.m. Grambling St. at Oklahoma St...............................6 p.m. Texas Tech at Houston.........................8:15 p.m., ESPN2 LONE STAR ConferenceOverall NORTHWLWL SE Oklahoma..........................1222 C. Oklahoma...........................1213 Northeastern State................0203 Texas A&M-Comm.................0203 East Central............................0304 SW Oklahoma........................0304 ConferenceOverall SOUTHWLWL Abilene Chr.............................2040 Midwestern State..................2040 Tarleton State........................2040 A&M-Kingsville......................2040 Angelo St................................2031 E. New Mexico........................1112 W. Texas A&M........................1113 Saturday’s games East Central at Northeastern St...........................2 p.m. NW Oklahoma St. at SE Oklahoma.......................2 p.m. E. New Mexico at Abilene Christian......................6 p.m. Midwestern St. at Angelo St.................................6 p.m. Central Oklahoma at Texas A&M-Commerce........6 p.m. Texas A&M-Kingsville at West Texas A&M..........6 p.m. Southwesterm Oklahoma at Tarleton St..............7 p.m. MWC ConferenceOverall WLWL Air Force.................................1021 Colorado St.............................0030 TCU ......................................... 0020 BYU.........................................0021 Utah........................................0021 UNLV.......................................0021 San Diego St..........................0012 Wyoming................................0012 New Mexico............................0103 Saturday’s games TCU at Clemson........................2:30 p.m., ESPN360.com UNLV at Wyoming..................................................2 p.m. Colorado St. at BYU...............................5 p.m., The Mtn. Louisville at Utah................................6:30 p.m., CBS CS New Mexico St. at New Mexico............9 p.m., The Mtn. SUN BELT ConferenceOverall WLWL La.-Lafayette..........................0021 Middle Tenn............................0021 Arkansas St............................0011 La.-Monroe.............................0012 North Texas............................0012 Troy.........................................0012 Fla. Atlantic............................0002 Fla. International...................0002 W. Kentucky...........................0003 Saturday’s games Middle Tennessee at North Texas.........................6 p.m. W. Kentucky at Navy.........................................2:30 p.m. Louisiana-Monroe at Florida Atlantic...................3 p.m. Troy at Arkansas St..........................................3:30 p.m. Toledo at Fla. International...................................6 p.m. Louisiana-Lafayette at Nebraska..........................6 p.m. AMERICAN SOUTHWEST STANDINGS ConferenceOverall WLWL La. College..............................1020 E. Texas Bapt.........................1012 May-Hardin Baylor.................1020 Miss. College..........................1021 Howard Payne........................0020 Hardin-Simmons....................0112 Texas Lutheran.......................0102 McMurry.................................0103 Sul Ross St.............................0103 Saturday’s games Sul Ross St. at Howard Payne...............................1 p.m. La. College at Huntingdon......................................1 p.m. Hardin-Simmons at Miss. College.........................6 p.m. McMurry at Mary Hardin-Baylor...........................6 p.m. Texas Lutheran at E. Texas Baptist.......................7 p.m. STANDINGS ThursdayTimeTVRadio Mississippi at South Carolina6:30 p.m.ESPN DII: Wingate at Tusculum7 p.m.CBS CS FridayTimeTVRadio Missouri at Nevada8 p.m.ESPN SaturdayTimeTVRadio Cornell at Yale11 a.m.Versus Indiana at Michigan11 a.m.ESPN2 Michigan St. at Wisconsin11 a.m.ESPN South Florida at Florida St.11 a.m.ESPNU Southern Miss. at Kansas11 a.m.FSSW LSU at Mississippi St.11:20 a.m.KTXA/21 San Diego St. at Air Force1 p.m.The Mtn. *TCU at Clemson2:30 p.m.ESPN/103.3 FM KTCU/88.7 FM Arkansas at Alabama2:30 p.m.KTVT/11 California at Oregon; Illinois at Ohio St.; Miami at Virginia Tech 2:30 p.m.WFAA/8 TBA2:30 p.m.ESPN Pittsburgh at North Carolina St.2:30 p.m.ESPNU UTEP at Texas2:30 p.m.FSSWKRLD/1080 AM Western Kent. at Navy2:30 p.m.CBS CS Colorado St. at BYU5 p.m.The Mtn. Florida at Kentucky5 p.m.ESPN2 UAB at Texas A&M6 p.m.KRLD/105.3 FM Middle Tennessee at North Texas6 p.m.KWRD/100.7 FM KNTU/88.1 FM Northwestern St. at Baylor6 p.m.WBAP/820 Arizona St. at Georgia6 p.m.ESPNU Arizona at Oregon St.6:30 p.m.Versus Louisville at Utah6:30 p.m.CBS CS Iowa at Penn St.7 p.m.WFAA/8 Notre Dame at Purdue7 p.m.ESPN Texas Tech at Houston8:15 p.m.ESPN2KFXR/1190 AM New Mexico St. at New Mexico9 p.m.The Mtn. Washington St. at USC9:15 p.m.FSSW *—TCU game available on ESPN360.com Internet service CBSC — CBS College Sports: Charter/Ch. 290, DIRECTV/Ch. 613 and Dish/Ch. 152; The Mtn. — DIRECTV/Ch. 616 COLLEGE FOOTBALL ON TV TeamRec.Opp., time 1 Florida3-0at Kentucky, 5 p.m., Sat. 2 Texas3-0vs. UTEP, 2:30 p.m., Sat. 3 Alabama3-0vs. Arkansas, 2:30 p.m., Sat. 4 Mississippi2-0at South Carolina, 6:30 p.m., Thu. 5 Penn State3-0vs. Iowa, 7 p.m., Sat. 6 California3-0at Oregon, 2:30 p.m., Sat. 7 LSU3-0at Mississippi State, 12:20 p.m., Sat. 8 Boise St.3-0at Bowling Green, 6 p.m., Sat. 9 Miami2-0at 11 Virginia Tech, 2:30 p.m., Sat. 10 Oklahoma2-1idle 11 Virginia Tech2-1vs. 9 Miami, 2:30 p.m., Sat. 12 Southern Cal2-1vs. Washington St., 9:15 p.m., Sat. 13 Ohio St.2-1vs. Illinois, 2:30 p.m., Sat. 14 Cincinnati3-0vs. Fresno St., 11 a.m., Sat. 15 TCU2-0at Clemson, 2:30 p.m., Sat. 16 Oklahoma St.2-1vs. Grambling St., 6 p.m., Sat. 17 Houston2-0vs. Texas Tech, 8:15 p.m., Sat. 18 Florida St.2-1vs. South Florida, 11 a.m., Sat. 19 BYU2-1vs. Colorado St., 5 p.m., Sat. 20 Kansas3-0vs. Southern Miss., 11 a.m., Sat. 21 Georgia2-1vs. Arizona St., 6 p.m., Sat. 22 North Carolina3-0at Georgia Tech, 11 a.m., Sat. 23 Michigan3-0vs. Indiana, 11 a.m., Sat. 24 Washington2-1at Stanford, 8 p.m., Sat. 25 Nebraska2-1vs. La.-Lafayette, 6 p.m., Sat. TOP 25 SCHEDULE NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma coach Bob Stoops expressed disappointment Tuesday that some of his players spoke Monday evening about injured quarterback Sam Bradford’s limited return to the practice field. Stoops explained, however, that his intent is to not put undue pressure on Bradford to push himself too far, too quick. “I’m not trying to be coy,” Stoops said. “I just don’t want Sam to have to deal with the pressure of everybody’s expectations, because it’s just not fair. “The bottom line is it will be day to day as he improves. I’m sure as he goes forward they will give him more and more to do as the days come. We’ll just see how he handles it. “It’s too early to speculate [on his return]. Once he’s comfortable and ready to play, I will have something to say. Until then, I’m just not going to deal with it day to day, and I don’t want our players to give percentages or [say] he did this much or that much and everybody gets determined that’s enough to play when it isn’t.” Stoops was asked if he had a formula in mind for how much game-week practice time Bradford would need to play against Miami on Oct. 3. “It’s not game week,” he replied. “Ask me that game week.” How much practice Bradford might need isn’t up to him, offensive coordinator Kevin Wilson said Monday. “[That is] something Coach Stoops and [quarter- backs coach] Josh [Heupel] will have to decide,” he said. “Landry Jones is playing well enough that we definitely have a great chance [to win] against any opponent.” Big week for ‘D’ OU’s defense hasn’t given up a point since the fourth quarter of the opening week and as a result leadsthe nation in points allowed per game (4.67), tackles for a loss (34) and rushing defense (40.7 yards per game). But end Jeremy Beal isn’t sure if the defense has lived up to his expectations. “That’s a hard question to answer [because] our expectations are so high,” he said. “So I would say yes and no. “Yes, we’re playing really good, but we still have a whole lot we can get better at. We’re not playing the way we’re supposed to, but we’re still playing pretty good.” Defensive coordinator Brent Venables said this week’s practice will determine if his unit carries the momentum of consecutive shutouts to the field at Miami on Oct. 3. “If we come out and practice with a purpose this week, I think you can build on the positives of our performance [last Saturday against Tulsa],” he said. “If we come out and flop around and take the week off, you’re going to lose any advantage or momentum. “I think we’ve been playing pretty good and guys are playing incredibly hard. We’re in really pretty good position and are eager to get better.” Lewis impressing Given the NCAA’s refusal to budge on Mike Balogun’s eligibility situation and the chronic health problems of Austin Box, the continued education of freshman middle linebacker Ronnell Lewisis important. “[Lewis] shows up on special teams a bunch,” Bob Stoops said. “He’s a very explosive, fast guy. Every week we’re more and more confident and excited about what he’s doing.” Box did not suit up against Tulsa because of unspecified lower back problems, but he returned to practice Monday. Stoops said Balogun will continue to practice while his case is on final appeal. MIKE JONES, 817-390-7760 OKLAHOMA FOOTBALL NOTES Bradford day-to-day, Stoops says By MIKE JONES jjones@star-telegram.com OU coach Bob Stoops doesn’t want Sam Bradford, above, rushing back too soon. GETTY/RONALD MARTINEZ WACO — Baylor nose tackle Trey Bryantbelieves the intense buildup to last Saturday’s home opener against Connecticut got the best of the Bears. A season-opening win at Wake Forest coupled with votes in both the coaches’ and writers’ polls had Bears fans all lathered up in anticipation of the game against UConn. But the Huskies toppled the Bears 30-22and sent the crowd of 40,147 home disappointed. Three days after the loss, the Bears (1-1) were still trying to explain what happened. “This is my fifth year here and I haven’t ever heard that much hype about a Baylor football team and how sold out it was supposed to be,” Bryant said. “I think we kind of let it go to our heads a little bit. But now we know we’ve got to get back to work and back to the basics and we’re not going to let that happen anymore.” Center J.D. Waltondoesn’t think the Bears got too excited about the possibilities of being 2-0. “I don’t think that’s possible in this sport, because the more excitement you have the more fun you’re going to have,” Walton said. “This game is all about having fun. “I think we thought we were just going to roll into it and get the win and roll out and keep on going. But they snuck up on us and hit us right in the face and beat us at home.” The Bears will have a chance to get back on track at 6 p.m.Saturday when they host Northwestern (La.) State (0-3). “It’s disheartening, of course, frustrating, irritable,” coach Art Briles said of the UConn game. “On the flip side of that they’re a good football team. We didn’t take care of business, didn’t take care of the ball and didn’t win the game.” Linebacker miffed Bears strongside linebacker Antonio Jones was personally affected when UConn compiled 235 yards rushing and had two backs run for more than 100 yards. UConn backs Andre Dixon(31rush- es, 149yards, threetouch- downs) and Jordan Todman (22 carries, 103yards) each slithered through Baylor’s defense with ease. “I was pretty heated after the game once I learned they had 235 yards rushing, but they [also] had two running backs over 100 [yards rushing],” Jones said. “As a linebacker and as a man we don’t want that to happen.” Jones said before the season started the Bears repeatedly talked about controlling the other team’s running game. “To me it was embarrassing,” Jones said of UConn’s rushing total. “I don’t want anything like that to happen again. I’m going to do everything in my power — as a team we’re going to do everything in our power — to not let anything like that happen again. We’ll get it corrected.” Sizing up the Demons Baylor safety Byron Landor said the Bears are in no position to look past anyone; even a winless Northwestern State team. “After what happened last week we’re not going to take anyone lightly,” Landor said. “I think from seeing what Connecticut did [to Baylor], I think they’re going to come out and try to be physical with us and try to wear us down, but we’ll be prepared.” Plays that count One source of frustration for Baylor in the loss was that UConn ran many more plays (81to 48) than the Bears. UConn also had the ball for 39:44to 20:16for Baylor. The Bears hope to improve on those numbers against Northwestern State. “We don’t need to come out of the game with 49 football plays on the offensive side of the ball unless we’re scoring points,” Art Briles said. “If you’re scoring in four plays, that’s OK. But if you’re not, that’s not good.” ONLINE: star-telegram.com/colleges DWAIN PRICE, 817-390-7760 BAYLOR | VS. NORTHWESTERN ST., 6 P.M. SAT. Hype might have been Bears’ enemy By DWAIN PRICE dprice@star-telegram.com Dan Fouts, a member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame who was the first NFL quarterback to top the 4,000-yard passing markin three consecutive seasons, has been selected as recipient of the 2009 Davey O’Brien Legends Award. Officials at the Davey O’Brien Foundation announced Fouts’ selection Tuesday. Fouts will be honored Feb. 15, 2010, at the Fort Worth Club. The former San Diego Chargers standout becomes the ninth recipient of the Legends Award, established in 2001 to recognize a former college or professional quarterback who made a significant contribution to the game of football while also demonstrating leadership skills and exemplary conduct off the field. Past recipients of the Legends Award include Joe Theismann (2008), Steve Spurrier (2007), Paul Hornung (2006), Len Dawson (2005), Archie Manning (2004), Terry Bradshaw (2003), Bart Starr (2002)and Roger Staubach (2001). In a statement, Fouts said: “It is an honor to be recognized among my peers for this award and to be recognized among some of football’s greatest quarterbacks.” During an NFL career that spanned 15 seasons (197387), Fouts threw for 43,040 yardsand 254 touchdowns. He was named the AFC’s Most Valuable Player in 1979 and established an NFL single-season passing record in 1981 (since broken) when he threw for a career-high 4,802 yards. A current CBS football analyst on NFL telecasts, Fouts was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1993. His No. 14 jersey is one of two retired numbers in the history of the Chargers’ organization. As a college quarterback at Oregon, Fouts set 19 school records, including marks for passing yardage (5,995 yards) and total offense (5,871 yards) that stood for 14 years after his graduation. 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