Gilchrist, who died at the age of 75 in January 2011, was regarded as one of football’s most athletic and powerful running backs and drew comparisons to Hall of Famer Jim Brown.
Though he only played three seasons in Buffalo from 1962-64, Gilchrist was the American Football League’s player of the year in 1962, when he had 1,096 yards rushing and a league-leading 13 touchdowns.
In two starts with the Ducks, Hill threw 11 scoreless innings, gave up two hits, two walks and struck out 21. In his second start on Aug. 9, he set a Ducks franchise record with 17 strikeouts. The next day, the Red Sox signed him for their Triple-A team in Pawtucket, and by September, the Milton, Mass., native was pitching lights out at Fenway Park for his hometown team: a 1.55 ERA with 36 strikeouts and five walks in 29 innings. “He called me after Nino Niederreiter Jersey he got to Boston,” Baez says. “He thanked me for giving him the opportunity. Not everybody does that.”
Stuck in between the rush of Big Ten schools is TCU. The Horned Frogs picked a rough week to suffer their first loss of the season, falling to a surging Iowa State team. With surprise wins over Oklahoma and TCU, the Cyclones find themselves ranked 15th in the CFP.
The Miami Hurricanes (7-0) round out the CFP top 10. While many have claimed “The U is back,” the Canes still have work to do, but a Nov. 11 home game against Notre Dame would go a long way toward silencing any doubters.
Oklahoma State is just outside the top 10 and is followed by Washington (the highest-ranked Pac-12 team), Virginia Tech, Auburn, Iowa State, Mississippi State Adam Lowry Jersey and USC.
UCF is the highest-ranked team among the Group of 5 schools, at No. 18 in the CFP rankings. The only other Group of 5 school ranked this week in the CFP is Memphis at No. 24.