It's odd for a team from the Pac 10 to make an appearance against an OVC team in a small Tennessee town, in a Mystery, Alaska
sort of way, but the movie ending - a solid thwacking by the home club - is a seemingly improbable plot indeed. The Golden Eagles of TTU - still reeling from the coach Mike Sutton's sudden illness
- took it hard to the Oregon State Beavers, a team picked by many to finish in the middle of that legendary western power conference.
The star of the show was a brand new Golden Eagle who swooped in off the bench, and generated a full game's worth of output in about half the time. Rivers, an Atlanta product, was one of the many who didn't have the patience for Bill Herrion's ponderous approach in East Carolina, and sat out the 2004-05 season due to transfer rules. But it looks like he's fitting in fine in Cookeville - why, he may have even earned a spot in the starting lineup now.
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