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The last time Iowa faced Miami University was 13 years ago when the RedHawks had a big and talented quarterback behind center. Cheap Dolphins Jerseys . The Hawkeyes won that 2003 season opener 21-3, intercepting RedHawks quarterback Ben Roethlisberger four times and recording four sacks.Since Roethlisberger moved on to enjoy an elite career in the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers, the Miami program has mostly struggled. The RedHawks enter Saturdays opener at Kinnick Stadium against No. 17 Iowa (ESPNU, 3:30 p.m. ET) coming off a 3-9 season.Of Iowas three nonconference opponents this year, Miami appears to be the least challenging. The opener should provide an opportunity for the Hawkeyes to get their feet on the ground out of the gate.The following week the Hawkeyes remain home to face in-state rival Iowa State and then welcome in FCS national champion North Dakota State in Week 3.A year ago, Iowa was an underdog going into the season without the burden of living up to any lofty expectations and ended up going 12-0 in the regular season before finishing with losses to Michigan State in the Big Ten championship game and Stanford in the Rose Bowl.As one of the favorites in the Big Ten West Division this time around, the outlook has changed considerably. After a top-10 finish last seaosn, the Hawkeyes realize that much is expected by their fans and opponents no longer will underestimate them.Seven starters return on each side of the ball led by All-American cornerback Desmond King on defense and senior quarterback C.J. Beathard on offense. King passed up the NFL Draft to return for his senior season.There is so much more to do, King said. We didnt win the Big Ten tittle last year. We didnt win a bowl game last year. We can all play better than we did last year.The two position groups that Iowa will be watching closely against Miami are the receivers and defensive line.Sophomore wideout Jay Scheel, whose talent has been negated by injuries, is hoping to stay healthy and be an impact contributor on the outside. Sophomore Jerminic Smith picked up experience last year as a part-time player and is listed at No. 2 on the depth chart behind Scheel.At defensive end, Anthony Nelson and Matt Nelson are battling for one spot and Parker Hesse is perched on the other side as the Hawkeyes try to replace departed seniors Drew Ott and Nate Meier, who were their best pass rushers.Hesse likes how the defensive front seven has come together in the preseason, but the opener will be more of a true gauge.Well have an opponent coming up and well kind of get a clear picture then, Hesse said.The Hawkeyes will be looking to extend their winning streak at home to eight games and record a fourth win against no losses in the series with the RedHawks. Wholesale Dolphins Jerseys . Olli Jokinen, Mark Scheifele, and Bryan Little each had a goal and an assist as Winnipeg won 5-2, handing Calgary its record-setting seventh consecutive loss on home ice. Cheap Dolphins Jerseys Authentic . 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ATLANTA -- Nick Chubb left no doubt.Hes fully recovered from that grotesque knee injury.Less than 10 months after going down on a play thats still tough to watch, Chubb ran for 222 yards and a pair of touchdowns to lead No. 18 Georgia to a 33-24 victory over No. 22 North Carolina in Kirby Smarts coaching debut Saturday night.Looking just as dominant as he did before his injury, Chubb carried a staggering 32 times and clinched the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game victory for Georgia (1-0) on a 55-yard run with 3 1-2 minutes left in the game.That dude doesnt stop, moaned North Carolina defensive lineman Nazair Jones.Chubb said he never doubted his ability to recapture the form that made him a Heisman contender before a tackle at Tennessee midway through last season caused his left knee to buckle in the wrong direction, an injury that looked so bad some wondered if it might be career ending.No way.I felt good the whole game, Chubb said. Give me the ball. I know we have a great team.Georgia also got some promising play from freshman quarterback Jacob Eason , who didnt start but was on the field as the Bulldogs rallied from a 24-14 deficit in the second half.North Carolina (0-1) ripped off 17 straight points, including a pair of touchdowns by T.J. Logan that included a 95-yard kickoff return to start the second half.Then, a pair of pass interference penalties on freshman cornerback Patrice Rene set up a touchdown that got Georgia back in the game, and two more penalties -- one an unsportsmanlike conduct call on coach Larry Fedora -- backed up the Tar Heels deep in their own territory, leading to a safety when Elijah Hood caught a short pass in the end zone and was quickly knocked down.We got the penalty on a lineman downfield. I was questioning the call. The guy didnt like what I said, so he threw a flag on me, Fedora said. Thats nobodys fault but mine.Fifth-year senior Greyson Lambert started at quarterback for Georgia, but Eason -- a touted freshman Georgia fans were clamoring to see -- hooked up with Isaiah McKenzie on a 51-yard pass that set up William Hams go-ahead, 29-yard field goal with 5:27 remaining.Smart, the longtime Alabama defensive coordinator, was coaching a team of his own for the first time. He was hired after the Bulldogs dumped Mark Richt, who wound up at Miami after 15 years leading Georgia.It felt really weird, Smart said, chuckling. A comedy of errrors. Cheap Dan Marino Jersey. I had to flip over on my headphones, trying to figure out who I was talking to. That was different for me. I was trying to find the special teams. I didnt feel like I was coaching my players, which I always felt was my best asset. It was a unique experience for me that I will build on and learn from.GEORGIAS QB QUESTIONEason looks poised to take over the Georgia quarterback job, but Smart isnt ready to make the call just yet.The freshman was 8 of 12 for 131 yards and a touchdown, while Lambert went 5 of 8 for 54 yards. The fifth-year senior also was sacked three times.There is no plan right now, said Smart, who didnt name a starter until two days before the game. Im sure all you guys (in the media) will want to know whos going to start the next game, and well start it all over again.THE TAKEAWAYNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels were eager for a signature win over a major-conference foe, but too many silly mistakes -- and that one disputed penalty -- worked against them. Despite 11 wins a year ago, they have yet to show they are ready to challenge Clemson and Florida State in the Atlantic Coast Conference.Georgia: The play of Chubb and Eason gives the Bulldogs plenty of reason to feel hopeful about contending in the Southeastern Conference East, especially after a shaky showing by favored Tennessee in its season opener. When running back Sony Michel returns from a broken left forearm sustained in an ATV accident -- and he sure looked good in pregame warmups -- the Bulldogs will have another offensive weapon.POLL IMPLICATIONSNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels are likely to drop out when the new rankings are unveiled Tuesday.Georgia: The Bulldogs should move up a spot and could jump a couple of teams that beat lesser opponents in Week 1.UP NEXTNorth Carolina: The Tar Heels hit the road again next Saturday to face Big Ten school Illinois. It will be their first visit to Champaign since 1971. North Carolina leads the series 3-0, including last years 48-14 rout in Chapel Hill.Georgia: The Bulldogs take big step down in competition when they host FCS school Nicholls State between the hedges.---Follow Paul Newberry on Twitter at www.twitter.com/pnewberry1963 . His work can be found at http://bigstory.ap.org/content/paul-newberryCheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' '
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