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By Marc Lawrence — reports the Tampa Bay Vipers have two local heroes at quarterback. The Vipers also have the league’s first quarterback controversy. Aaron Murray, who played football at Tampa s Plant High, got the start in the opener and struggled. Murray threw for 231 yards but completed just 47 percent of his passes and was intercepted twice while compiling a league-low 45.1 Passer Rating. He was replaced late in the game by Quinton Flowers, who played at the University of South Florida. The original plan was to use Flowers as a running back and sprinkle him in periodically at quarterback. Head coach Marc Trestman is already facing a re-evaluation of quarterbacks early on. See my SPORTS CHAT comment on this page for more on the Vipers QB situation … For more on other XFL teams facing quarterback quandaries click here.
2-Minute Hoops Handicap
Boston: 9-0 $ this season vs. .666 or greater non-div foes … OKC: 8-2 $ before 6 or more days of rest … UL Monroe: 8-0-1 $ vs. Trojans … Cincinnati: 1-6 $ off SU favorite loss vs. Tigers … Indiana: 4-1 $ vs. Hawkeyes … Oregon St: 4-0 $ with revenge vs. Utes … UCLA: 25-2 SU home vs. Cougars … Santa Clara: 5-1 $ with 3+ days of rest vs. Dons.
Grinding Out The Profits
A pair of Top 25 teams meet in Eugene tonight where the top two teams in the Pac-12 go toe-to-toe for top honors in the loop. Setting the table is Oregon returning home with revenge on its mind off a double-digit loss as a favorite in their last game, a role in which they stand 8-1 SUATS when playing with 3 or more days of rest. Meanwhile Colorado enters off a win at Stanford knowing they are 0-5 SU and 1-4 ATS away after taking on The Tree. You know what to do
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