Originally created 11/28/01

Midweek glance

What's next: The Eagles (11-1) play host to Florida A&M (7-3) on at 1 p.m. Saturday in the first round of the Division I-AA playoffs.

What's new: Fullback Adrian Peterson and defensive tackle Freddy Pesqueira were named Southern Conference offensive and defensive players of the year, respectively, by the league's coaches. Peterson finished his career as the NCAA Division I-AA career rushing leader with 6,559 yards. Pesqueira had 103 tackles, 12.5 of them for losses, and two sacks this season.

Pressing question: Can the Eagles stop Florida A&M's high-powered passing scheme? The Rattlers are 13th nationally in passing, mostly because of quarterback Quinn Gray, who torched Georgia Southern for 469 yards through the air in a 52-37 playoff loss to the Eagles in 1997.

Notable: Florida A&M earned an automatic playoff bid by winning the Mideastern Athletic Conference championship.

Quotable: "A record is great, of course, but a ring is something you can show." - Peterson, after last week's 48-10 win at Wofford.

-Larry Williams


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