NCF Nation: Malcolm Shepherd

Lunchtime Links

November, 17, 2010
We had one surprise in MACtion last night, as Ohio upset Temple. Can winless Akron pull another tonight over Miami (Ohio) in a nationally televised game? Miami will be without starting QB Zac Dysert, out four to six weeks with a lacerated spleen. Tempting to pick Akron ... but I will still go with Miami 17, Akron 10.

How about a Bowling Green upset over Toledo tonight? I have Toledo 33, Bowling Green 28.

Now on to some links:

Benching Utah QB Jordan Wynn now would be a bad idea, writes Brad Rock of The Deseret News.

Boise State cornerback Brandyn Thompson has excelled for the Broncos.

TCU coach Gary Patterson will head to Bristol, Conn., on Friday to make his case for the Horned Frogs on various ESPN shows.

Nevada WR Malcolm Shepherd has played a key role in the offense the past few weeks.

San Diego State is living by the big play this season.

Tulane quarterback Ryan Griffin is "very doubtful" for Saturday's game against UCF with a wrist injury.

Marshall WR Troy Evans is playing in memory of his Auntie.

Navy's senior class is ready for an emotional sendoff.

Troy is hoping to pull an upset of South Carolina this weekend.

The Bell brothers at UNLV have their mother to thank for paving their way to the football team.
Nevada football coaches and players will have their heads shaved Wednesday to raise money for childhood cancer research.

The head shaving is part of a national St. Baldrick’s Foundation event where volunteers shave their heads in solidarity with kids fighting cancer and donations are used to find research.

Nevada coaches involved in the event include associate head coach Ken Wilson, defensive coordinator Andy Buh, defensive tackles coach Barry Sacks, run game coordinator Cameron Norcross and cornerbacks coach James Ward.

Wolf Pack players include John Bender, Doyle Miller, Khalid Wooten, David Jamieson, Joe Easter, Zach Quilici, Malcolm Shepherd and Jordan Mudge.

The coaching staff and members of the football alumni association already have raised more than $1,000 for the event, and fans can donate on behalf of Nevada by visiting its team page on the St. Baldrick’s Web site.

St. Baldrick’s is an organization that has raised more than $74 million since 2000 for childhood cancer research.