Quarterback Austin Davis leads the high-powered Southern Mississippi offense, which set a team record last season with 478 points. The challenge rests with the defense, which gave up nearly 30 points a game in 2010.
New coach Jon Embree and his Colorado players will build up the frequent flyer miles in September, opening at Hawaii and closing the month at Ohio State. In between are a neutral site game in Denver against rival Colorado State and a home game California, a team that embarrassed the Buffaloes by 45 points last season.
Navy's feat — at least eight victories in each of the past eight seasons and, as the poster proclaims, eight consecutive bowl games — puts the program in elite company. Only eight other teams — Virginia Tech, Boise State, Oklahoma, Louisiana State, Ohio State, West Virginia, USC and Texas Tech — can claim at least eight wins the past eight seasons.
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Cincinnati finished 4-8 in Butch Jones' first season as coach and the Bearcats are looking to avoid their first back-to-back losing campaigns since 1998-99. The nonconference schedule features games at Tennessee and at home against North Carolina State.
Paul Wulff returns for his fourth season as Washington State coach and although the team has lost 10 or more games in each of his seasons, there are signs the Cougars are about to turn it around. A manageable nonconference schedule could mean a 3-0 start and although the first two Pacific 12 games are on the road — at Colorado and UCLA — it's not out of the question that Washington State could be 5-0 or 4-1 entering an Oct. 15 home game against Stanford.
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