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Monday, October 02, 2006

Rough beginnings

Area college football fans haven't had a lot to cheer about this year.

Oh sure, LSU is ranked in the top 10. But when you look beneath the surface, there are some teams struggling to find themselves.

It took Grambling until the last day of September to get its first win of the season. To do it, the Brandon Landers Era had to become the Brandon Landers-Larry Kerlegan Era. Once again, if you have more than one quarterback you really don't have one.

Northwestern State needed a win over Division II Arkansas-Monticello to even its record at 2-2. The record is understandable with games at Kansas and Baylor. What isn't understandable is the fact NSU only scored four times in nine trips to the red zone against UAM.

Louisiana Tech has started 1-3. The record is understandable with road trips to Nebraska, Texas A&M and Clemson. But allowing three backs to rush for more than 100 yards in a game is not a good sign.

There is still plenty of season to be played. But the starts have been tough for area schools.


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