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Golden Nuggets: Best vs Jones, Round 2

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Best is facing an old track competitor in EWU's running back Taiwan Jones.

When Eastern Washington tailback Taiwan Jones steps onto the field at Memorial Stadium this weekend, it won't be the first time and he and Jahvid Best have run against each other on Cal soil.

Best and Jones -- who hails from Antioch, Calif. -- were both high school track standouts at Salesian High and Deer Valley High, respectively. On May 27, 2007, they competed in the 100 and 200 meters in the North Coast Section Meet of Champions at Edwards Stadium.

Best took first place in both races, Jones second.

A week later, Best would win the 100-meter title at the CIF State Championships with a time of 10.31 seconds, while Jones would finish fourth in 10.58.

"I remember racing him in high school," Best said. "He's pretty fast."

Jones is silly fast on the field too, demonstrating his explosiveness by taking his first ever handoff 87 yards for a touchdown last week.  This game is a homecoming game for Jones, whose team has no shortage of motivation to unseat a top-10 D-1A team.

After the jump we have more looks at EWU and its players, an interview with Taiwan Jones, Pac-10 score predictions, a battle between Cal's Italian Stallions, bowl game info, and a smattering of other information.