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Hawthorn coach Alastair Clarkson is adamant his team can still win the flag even if they fall to fifth, saying the AFLs curve ball bye week has thrown the premiership race wide open. Cheap Air Force 1 Shoes Wholesale .The Hawks are almost certain to miss out on a top-two spot after suffering a 25-point loss to West Coast in Perth on Friday night.Hawthorn will secure either third or fourth spot - and the double finals chance that goes with it - if they beat Collingwood at the MCG next Sunday.But even if they lose and fall to fifth or sixth, Clarkson will still be quietly confident of guiding his team to a fourth straight flag.What gives him that belief is the AFLs controversial decision to roster in a bye week immediately following the final round of the home-and-away season.Teams have tended to struggle after bye weeks in the past.Clarkson feels this could be magnified for any top-four team who earns another break by winning their qualifying final.I dont really know where we want to finish to be fair, Clarkson said.Im sure theres other coaches in the competition that are thinking exactly the same - the huge curve ball in this years finals series is that bye after round 23.Its unique. Its never been done in the game before.No one knows how its going to pan out. If theres any year theres a chance to come from outside of the top four, its this year, because of that very unique situation.Adelaide in 1998 were the last team to win the premiership from outside of the top four.But that was under a different finals format that allowed the Crows to stay in the race despite losing in week one of the finals.Despite having some concerns about the impact of the upcoming bye week, Clarkson is still intent on locking away a top-four berth.But hell have to do it without ruckman Jonathon Ceglar, who suffered a suspected anterior cruciate ligament tear to his right knee against the Eagles.Midfielder Jordan Lewis faces a nervous wait after striking out at Eagles ruckman Scott Lycett.Lewis was lying on his back when he struck Lycett on his face with a glancing blow, with the AFLs match review panel almost certain to assess the incident. Nike Air Force 1 Clearance . Fellow centre Pavel Datsyuk remains out because of a concussion. Zetterberg has 11 goals and 19 assists for a team-high 30 points, and Datsyuk has a team-high 12 goals and 11 assists. Nike Air Force 1 Cheap Outlet . Westbrook has missed 27 games since having a procedure on Dec. 27 to deal with swelling in his injured right knee — the third operation on the knee in nine months. http://www.airforceforsalecheap.com/ . All of the scoring came in the final 20:04. Lucic scored on a power play at 15:46 of the third period, when he tipped a shot over Stars goalie Kari Lehtonen for a 3-1 lead. BATON ROUGE, La. -- Willie Quinn accounted for 320 all-purpose yards and four touchdowns as Southern trounced Alabama State 64-6 on Saturday night.Southern led 34-0 at the break.In the first half alone, Quinn had three receptions for 100 yards and two touchdowns, returned two punts for 72 yards, had a kickoff return for 22 yards, threw a 30-yard touchdown pass and carried the ball once for 18 yards.Quinn added a 78-yard touchdown reception in the second half.. Cheap Air Force 1. .David Whitlow put the Hornets on the board with an 8-yard touchdown run with 41 seconds to play.Austin Howard was 14 for 27 with 304 yards passing and three touchdowns for Southern (1-2, 1-0 Southwestern Athletic).Quinterris Toppings was 24 for 41 for 248 yards and had three interceptions for Alabama State (0-3, 0-2). ' ' '