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A Familiar Name Comes To Pat Dye Field Saturday

By on September 18th, 2006 in Football Comments Off

While Auburn fans know little about its next opponent, they should be more familiar with its coach. WhenBuffalo rolls into Jordan-Hare Stadium this Saturday, there will be a familiar face on the sidelines. The Bulls are lead by former Heisman finalist and Nebraska All-American quarterback Turner Gill.





Gill engineered some of the great Nebraska teams of the 1980’s. While a starter for the Cornhuskers, Gill lead his team to a 28-2 overall record and 20-0 in the Big Eight. He finished fourth in the Heisman race in 1983 behind teammate Mike Rozier.





This will be Gill’s second trip to Auburn . Back in 1982, he brought his Nebraska team into Jordan-Hare Stadium and came away with a 41-7 win against Pat Dye’s second Auburn team. The previous year, he and the Cornhuskers defeated Auburn 17-3 in Lincoln.





Don’t expect Saturday’s results to be so positive for Gill and his Buffalo team. He is in his first season at Buffalo and stands at 1-2 after Saturday’s 31-17 loss to Northern Illinois . The Bulls lone win came against Temple in week one. Buffalo is a member of the MAC conference.





Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m. from Pat Dye Field. There will be no television coverage this week. The game can heard on the radio through the Auburn Network and Sirius Satellite Radio.

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