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2014-07-07 16:22:34

PHILADELPHIA, July 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Remember when everybody was nervous about the calendar turning to 2000? That feeling describes defensive coordinators in the Missouri Valley Football Conference. South Dakota State senior running back Zach Zenner has set his sights on surpassing 2,000 rushing yards for the third straight season, which has never been done before on the FCS level. He enters the 2014 campaign as one of the favorites to win the 28th Walter Payton Award, and the...


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  • A terrible or repulsive person.
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