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LOOKING AHEAD
Ivan Maisel
December 15, 1997
?DIVISION I-AA SEMIFINAL: MCNEESE STATE (12-1) AT DELAWARE (12-1)The Cowboys, coming off a tough 14-12 victory in 24� weather at Western Illinois, won't get another road win here. Delaware coach Tubby Raymond, whose record after 32 seasons with the Blue Hens is 270-102-3, should reach his second I-AA final.
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December 15, 1997

Looking Ahead

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?DIVISION I-AA SEMIFINAL: MCNEESE STATE (12-1) AT DELAWARE (12-1)
The Cowboys, coming off a tough 14-12 victory in 24� weather at Western Illinois, won't get another road win here. Delaware coach Tubby Raymond, whose record after 32 seasons with the Blue Hens is 270-102-3, should reach his second I-AA final.

?DIVISION I-AA SEMIFINAL: YOUNGSTOWN STATE (11-2) AT EASTERN WASHINGTON (12-1)
Youngstown State knocked off top-seeded and unbeaten Villanova 37-34, but the Penguins don't figure to be able to stop the Eagles' offense, the best in l-AA, at 505.6 yards per game.

?DIVISION II CHAMPIONSHIP: NEW HAVEN (12-1) VS. NO. COLORADO (12-2)
Though Northern Colorado has won nine in a row, the Bears aren't likely to win a second straight national title in Florence, Ala. The Chargers have a big-play defense (47 turnovers forced) and a big-name quarterback in Cazzie Kosciolek, who has passed for 3,050 yards and 32 touchdowns. The city of New Haven should have its first national football champion since Yale in 1909.

?DIVISION III CHAMPIONSHIP: LYCOMING (12-0) VS. MOUNT UNION (13-0)
Lycoming quarterback Jason Marraccini has run or thrown for 30 touchdowns. But his Warriors will have all they can handle in the Purple Raiders, whose average margin of victory this season is 45.5 points. In the Stagg Bowl in Salem, Va., Mount Union should extend college football's longest winning streak to 28 games.

?THE HEISMAN TROPHY
Charles Woodson, the Michigan Slash, rides such a wave of hype into New York City's Downtown Athletic Club that he could be the fourth Hanson brother. Enough already. Peyton Manning proved against Auburn that he can overcome two teams: the opponent and his own error-prone Vols. He'll win it.
—I.M.

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