Expect exciting games on Friday night and Saturday

Published 12:00 am Friday, August 31, 2001

Sports Columnist

It’s the Troy State Trojans and the Nebraska Cornhuskers Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. from Lincoln, Neb.

I can’t tell you how excited I will be when the Trojans hit the field at Memorial Stadium, Tom Osborne Field.

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The Sound of the South will strike up the fight song and chill bumps will pop out all over me.

Yes, it’s only a football game, but it just happens to be the biggest game in Troy State’s history, thus far.

It’s not only big for TSU, it’s big for our community.

Believe it or not, Troy State and Troy, Ala., this week and all the way through the weekend has already received more national exposure then it has in its entire existence.

Millions and millions of people throughout our country and perhaps in Canada, have now heard of Troy State and you bet most of them know it’s located in Alabama.

It would take a major disaster, with dynamic destruction, to turn more heads to our city and our university, then this game Saturday.

There have been more phone calls from the national media then at any other time in our history. Even 258 points in a basketball game back in 1992 does not match TSU-Nebraska.

I’m going to be there up close and personal rooting on the Trojans. We are Troy State! That will be our battle cry. We’re proud to be a Troy State Trojan!

Win or lose, let’s get behind our Trojans and fill the stands this football season. Only $50 for a season book and $100 for the family packet of four season tickets. Heck, I’m paying $38 Saturday to see TSU and Nebraska. What a deal for Troy State season football tickets.

Here’s how I think the games will come out this weekend.

Nebraska 31, TSU 13; Charles Henderson 38, Navarre 21; Eufaula 21, Pike County 13; Goshen 28, Billingsley 14; Mobile Christian 21, Pike Liberal Arts 14; Highland Home 42, Luverne 12; Alabama 31, UCLA 27; Auburn 34, Ball State 16; Florida 31, Marshall 17; Florida State 61, Duke 10; Miami 38, Penn State 23; Tennessee 28, Syracuse 10; Mississippi State 21, Memphis 3; LSU 51, Tulane 24; Georgia 31, Arkansas State 17; Ole Miss 45, Murray State 14; Louisville 52, Kentucky 28; Middle Tennessee 38, Vanderbilt 34.

Barnhill’s Today in LA’s Players of the Week were Duran Boykin of CHHS, Chris Nickson of Pike County and Druid Conrad of PLAS.

Have a great football weekend!