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Junior Maroon Tiger Players Embrace Challenge and HBCU Culture at Howard U Showdown

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Entering Week 3 of the 2022 college football season, there are two teams in the top four (No. 3 Ohio State and No. 4 Michigan) and two teams in the top 25 (No. 11 Michigan). State and No. 22 Pennsylvania). Meanwhile, the other teams in the conference saw Wisconsin suffer a surprise loss at the hands of unranked Washington State, with Iowa State rivals, as the Hawkeyes struggle to make something happen offensively. 2022 has not started as expected, including a loss to Iowa State.

But no program has been more utterly disappointing than Nebraska, where head coach Scott Frost was fired Sunday. , is one of the stories to watch at this week’s conference.

How will Nebraska respond under a new head coach?

The Huskers will enter a rivalry contest with No. 6 Oklahoma (2-0) under their interim head coach. Mickey Joseph rear Scott Frost The expulsion came on the heels of two early-season losses to the Georgia Southerns of the Northwestern and Sunbelts. After Nebraska (1-2) paid about $1.5 million to Southern University, he decided to pay $15 million more to acquire, when buyouts were cut by $7.5 million. Frost has coached the Huskers to his four losing seasons prior to this season, the worst of which was his 3-9 record last year.

Joseph, who played quarterback from 1988 to 1991 and spent several seasons with LSU before joining the coaching staff this season, is hoping it won’t just be a temporary fix for Nebraska. is Nebraska’s first black head coach in any interim or permanent sports. Joseph, 54, will coach the team for the remainder of the season.

At 1-2, the Huskers are likely already out of the conversation for a Big Ten division or conference title contender, but they certainly have some reputation and pride points in this week’s rivalry showdown. , the road favorite in terms of more than a touchdown, but the Sooners this season have beaten UTEP and Kent State, and are relatively untested, and despite the final result, Nebraska has been the all-time favorite this season. contest to prove their ability to move the ball. The Huskers have 866 aerial yards and 611 rushing yards in his three games this season, scoring at least 28 points in each.

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No. 22 Pennsylvania State University Moves to Auburn in a big test of both programs

One of the most exciting games in the college football slate for Week 3 on Saturday will be an early litmus test for both teams as the Nittany Lions travel to Jordan Hare Stadium in Auburn. We faced an unranked team.

auburn head coach Brian Hershin After the team lost 85 yards on nine penalties against San Jose State in Week 2, he said turnovers and discipline were concerns for the Tigers going into this game. Nittany Lions’ fast and physical.

Tigers have an offensive star at junior running back tank bigsbybut with only one touchdown so far this season, they’ve shown little ability to disrupt offensive approaches, plaguing them against stronger defenses like Penn State. There is a possibility.

The game could prove very important for Hersingh, who many thought would not have a second season at Auburn after the Tigers went 6-7 in 2021.

Likewise, a win could build legitimacy for Penn State and head coaches james franklinwho are 7-6 years apart.

freshman running back Nick Singleton Penn State had a breakout week last week, scoring 179 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio. Sean Clifford Passing record for the most recent season.

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Washington welcomes No. 11 Michigan State with tough defense

This matchup between the Spartans and the Huskies in Seattle will be even better as Michigan State (2-0) is averaging 6.5 points despite both teams posting lots of numbers in early season wins. Can be a defensive contest ( 7th FBS) and the Huskies (2-0) average 13 yards.

Michigan State has an outstanding defender at linebacker Jacoby Windmon, leading all FBS players this season with 5.5 individual sacks and 4 forced fumbles. I have not. His efforts allowed Michigan State only an average of 81.5 rushing yards in his first two games of the season.

As a result, Washington is likely to rely on the continued success of its junior quarterbacks. Michael Pennix Jr.He’s averaging over 330 yards per game this season with six touchdowns and one interception in two wins for the Huskies.

QB at Michigan State University Peyton Thorne Still looking for rhythm, he’s thrown four touchdowns and three interceptions so far.Sparta’s rushing core leads on offense, sophomore runback stands out Jalen Berger Four touchdowns, including three against Akron last week.

The Huskies are marginally favorites heading into the weekend, but with Michigan State’s defense, the Spartans are likely to stay in contention all night, and head coach Mel Tucker Coaching experience could give you an even greater advantage over Washington. Karen DeBoerhe is in his third NCAA season and first with the Huskies.