The Week in TV Sports
By John Walters
The Week of September 21, 1998
Central Florida at Purdue
The marquee matchup today is Florida vs. Tennessee (8 p.m. on CBS), but
serious fans will pounce on this chance to see multithreat
quarterback Daunte Culpepper play. On the cover of the Central Florida
media guide Culpepper is billed as ORLANDO'S BIGGEST ATTRACTION.
(Sure, now that Shaq plays for the Lakers and Disney World has shut down
Mr. Toad's Wild Ride.)
Culpepper, a 6'4", 240-pound senior who ran for 76 yards and threw for 406
yards in a 48-0 win over Eastern Illinois last Saturday, finished fourth
in the nation in total offense last season. The Boilermakers (1-1) must
try to contain a player with 4.36 speed who can launch the ball 80 yards,
a dual threat for whom a 100-yard field is a small world, after all.
[Emphasis mine. -JT]
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