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Section 2 Sports Sunday, December 23,1984 Page 17 \ Defending Champ Raiders Ousted mm. imiiMtiiri- - > .4j»EB!'assi&K nnchin aamp RairiprSft. SEATTLE (UPI) — Dave Krieg threw a 26-yard touchdown strike to Daryl Turner and a swarming Seattle defense overpowered the defending world champion Raiders Saturday to lead the Seahawks to a 13-7 victory over Los Angeles in the AFC wildcard game. The Raiders, whose only points came on a 46-yard TD catch by Marcus Allen with 5:05 left in the game, played behind veteran Jim Plunkett, who started his first game at quarterback in 10 weeks after being sidelined with hip and stomach injuries. After Allen took a Plunkett pass at the 10 and ran over two defenders on his way to the end zone, Seattle wrapped the game up with a time-consuming, sustained drive, led by the powerful running of Dan Doornink, that ended with a punt with 45 sec- ^nds remaining that left the Raiders on their own 6-yard line. The game ended when a desperation pass by Plunkett was in- Seahawks 13 Raiders 7 tercepted by Kenny Easley. Doornink finished with 123 yards in 27 carries, his lifetime best, to become only the second Seahawk to rush for more than 100 yards in a game this season. Plunkett and his offensive line were no match for the fired-up Seahawks, who recorded six sacks and thoroughly controlled the line of scrimmage. Seattle's other points came on field goals of 35 and 44 yards by Norm Johnson. The victory moved Seattle, which finished second in the AFC West with a 12-1 record and split a pair of regular-season games with the Raiders, into the second round of the playoffs. The Seahawks will face the AFC East champion Miami Dolphins next Saturday in the Orange Bowl with the winner of that game advancing to the AFC champi- United Press International Seattle's Daryl Turner (R) is congratulated by Steve Largent after scoring touchdown onship game. The Raiders were attempting to become the first team to make consecutive Super Bowl appearances since the Pittsburgh Steelers in the mid '70s. This season marked only the second time in the Seahawks' nine-year history that they've made the playoffs. Last season they advanced to the AFC title game where they were thrashed by the Raiders, 30-14. The Raiders, who finished 11-5 in the AFC West, were in the playoffs for the 15th time. But Seattle, backed by a deafening crowd of 64,029 in the Kingdome, took control early and handed the Raiders their fifth loss in their last seven games at Seattle. Seattle, which shut down the Los Angeles offense in the first half, continued its mastery in the third quarter when Bruce Scholtz crashed into running back Frank Hawkins after a short pass and jarred the ball loose. Keith Simpson fell on it and Seattle had the ball at the Raider 38. Krieg scrambled through a confused Raider defense for 13 yards to the 25, and five plays later Johnson booted his 35-yard field goal with 1:29 left in the quarter, boosting the Seahawks' lead to 10-0. On the Raiders' next possession, Plunkett threw a bomb that was intercepted by free safety John Harris at the Seattle 31. Seattle, wnose pass rush was non-existent in its last two regular-season games, dominated the Raiders in the first half, sacking Plunkett five times for losses of 40 yards and holding the Raiders to only 87 total yards. The Seahawks scored the only points of the opening half when Turner, a fleet rookie from Michigan State, split defenders Lester Hayes and Odis McKinney in the end zone and hauled in Krieg's 26-yard strike under the goal post. Pioneer Now 5-3 After Beating Judson BY MIKE PURDY Sports Writer ROYAL CENTER — Pioneer shook off a nagging full-court pressure defense to come away with a 80-79 victory over North Judson Saturday night. Panther senior Brian Ploss, who finished with a team high 31 points, connected with 30 seconds remaining to give Pioneer its winning margin. North Judson had a chance to win when with two seconds remaining junior Kirk Manns missed a shot from 15 feet out. Manns led all scorers with 40 points. Neither team saw more than a six point lead in the final period. North Judson built a 75-69 lead before Pioneer reeled off seven straight points to grab a one point edge with 1:15 remaining. Both squads then proceeded to trade buckets until Ploss connected to give the Panthers the lead for good. Also scoring in double digits for Pioneer were senior Brian Kiser with 19 points, sophomore David McWherter with 17 points, and senior Craig Carlson with 10 points. Blue Jay senior John Reimbold added 19 points to the Pioneer 80 North Judson 79 North Judson total. North Judson was 33-50 from the field for a blistering 66 percent while Pioneer was 27-5" for 52 percent. The Panthers out- rebounded the Bluejays 30-17. The Panthers committed 13 turnovers to 12 for North Judson. The Panthers were 26-32 from the free throw line for 81 percent while Judson was 13-21 for 61 percent. Kiser scored 13 of his points from the free throw line as the Bluejays virtually shut him down for most of the contest using a sagging defense which saw two or three defenders on him whenever he had the ball. The special defense was costly though as three North Judson players had to exit early with five fouls each. Pioneer is now 5-3 on the year and will next play January 4 at Frontier in a Midwest Conference contest. North Judson is now 1-4 and will travel to Glenn on January 4. "It was back and forth. We did have some lapses defensively," Pioneer coach Jerry Olson said. "It's hard to defense the Manns kid. Their other kids are always setting screens for him and he's constantly moving so he gets good shots." "The real key was getting the ball inside. Once they get it in they know what to do with it. We had outstanding performances from all our kids who played." N.Judson Pioneer By Quarters 20 39 23 41 55 54 N. JUDSON FG FT Manns 17-27 6-7 Sanchez 1-1 0-0 1 Haugh 3-70-03 Whltaksr 1-1 2-2 5 Bau 1-1 0-0 5 Caudill 1-1 4-4 5 Reimbold 9-12 1-8 5 TOTALS 33-50 13-21 24 PIONEER FG FT Smith 1-4 0-0 Ploss 13-24 5-5 Rlchter 0-0 0-0 Kiser 3-8 13-17 Aldrldfle 8-8 5-6 Biggs 0-0 1-2 Carlson 4-8 2-2 TOTALS 27-52 26-32 17 JV Score: P-41 NJ-37 79 80 PF TP 3 40 2 6 4 2 6 19 79 PF TP 3 2 31 0 19 17 1 10 Boilermakers Move To 7-1 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (UPI) — A scoring streak early in the second half and some changes in Purdue's attack led the Boilermakers to a 70-54 college basketball victory Saturday over Southeast Missouri State. James Bullock scored 11 of his 12 points in the first 10 minutes of the second half to lead the comeback, as the visiting Indians led by as much as five points in the first half. "Like I anticipated, a team that was quick like Southeast Missouri would give us problems," Purdue coach Gene Keady said. "They played good basketball in the first half. In the second half, we tried to penetrate with the dribble a little more and we played much harder." Southeast Missouri coach Ron Shumate was pleased with the Indians' effort, but fouls forced the team into a zone defense instead of its usual man-to-man coverage. "Our kids played hard," he said. "We came here to win and not to play close. We feel we are as good as any Division II school." The victory lifted Purdue to 7-1 while the Indians fell to 6-3. Purdue 70 SEMiss.St 54 Mack Gadis scored 13 points to lead Purdue. Mark Atkinson and Littlejohn each scored 10 points. Ron Rankin scored 16 to lead the Indians. Riley Ellis added 13 points and Jones added 10 points. IU 70, Kansas St. 58 At Manhattah, Kan. Steve Alford scored a career-high 32 points to lead No. 14 Indiana to a 70-58 nonconference victory Saturday night over previously unbeaten Kansas State. Alford scored 20 of his points in the second half and Uwe Blab also finished in double figures with 16 points as Indiana improved its record to 6-2 with its fifth straight victory. Kansas State fell to 6-1 despite 20 points from Eddie Elder. The score was tied 31-31 at halftime and Kansas State got three baskets in the opening 5 1-2 minutes of the second half from 6-foot-€ guard Tom Alfaro to stay within two of the Big Ten Hoosiers, 45-43. But Indiana Coach Bobby Knight then brought his M Indiana 70 Kansas St 58 freshman Delray Brooks off the bench for the first time in the game to guard Alfaro and his defense, plus eight consecutive points by Alford, shot the Hoosiers in front 53-45 over the next three minutes. Alfaro didn't score another point until only 5:28 remained in the game after Brooks had left the game. Ball St. 85, Rider 63 At Muncie, Ind. Dan Palombizio scored 33 points and pulled down 13 rebounds in leading Ball State to an 85-63 victory over Rider Saturday in the championship game of the Cardinal Varsity Club Classic, hosted by Ball State. Ind.St.88,Vanderbilt77 At Terre Haute, Ind. Rick Fields scored 28 points and Indiana State rallied in the second half to surprise previously undefeated Vanderbilt, 88-77, in a college basketball game Saturday. The loss dropped the Commodores to 6-1 while the Sycamores improved to 6-2. Cardiac Terps Erase Big Tennessee Lead United Press International Maryland, which made the greatest major college football comeback ever earlier this season, was at it again Saturday in the Terrapins' 28-27 Sun Bowl victory over Tennessee. The llth-ranked Terps overcame a 21-0 halftime deficit on the strength of Rich Badanjek's two touchdowns in the 51st Sun Bowl at El Paso, Texas. On Nov. 10, Maryland trailed Miami 31-0 at halftime but came back to win 42-40. In other bowl games, Army clipped Michigan State 10-7 in the inaugural Cherry Bowl, and No. 16 Florida and Georgia battled to a 17-17 tie in the Citrus Bowl. College Bowl Roundup "They talk about the Cardiac Cards of the NFL and their comebacks," said Badanjek. "Maybe we should be the best comeback team in college football." "This team kept coming back all season, again and again," Maryland Coach Bobby Ross. "Why shouldn't I think we couldn't come back? "No adjustments, I didn't yell at them, they had to reach down inside themselves if they really wanted it." Badanjek scored the game-winner on a 1-yard run with 2:28 left, capping a 12-play, 43-yard drive to overcome a 27-22 Tennessee lead. The pass for a two-point conversion failed but Maryland led 28-27. "We were good to them (Maryland)," Tennessee Coach Johnny Majors said. "At halftime I warned them (his players) about Maryland's comeback in the Miami game. I emphasized that I didn't want us to play tight or in fear. Our own mistakes killed us." Maryland, which lost to Tennessee 30-23 in the Citrus Bowl last year, won its last seven games to finish 9-3. The Volunteers finished 7^-1 Badanjek rushed for 90 yards on 20 carries. Maryland erupted for 22 points in the third quarter, but lost the lead after Pete Panuska returned a kickoff 105 yards deep to give Tennessee a 27-22 lead. Maryland scored its third-quarter points on United Press International MSU's Mark Ingram (C) is caught between teammates, Army defenders v • • i.- v Tommy Neal's 57-yard run, a Jess 23-yard field goal by Jess Atkinson, a l-yard Badanjek run and a 40-yard pass from Frank Reich to Ferrell Edmunds. The Volunteers took their halftime lead on a 1-yard TD run by Johnnie Jones, a 6-yard TD pass from Tony Robinson to Tim McGee followed by a two-point conversion pass to McGee and field goals of 24 and 53 yards by Fuad Reveiz. At Pontiac, Mich., Army found its first bowl appearance a sweet experience, riding the running of quarterback Nate Sassaman and a strong defense to a victory over Michigan State. "That's a close call," said Sassaman, who rushed for 136 yards. "We hadn't beaten Navy in three years and God help us if we lost to them a fourth time, but this is really satisfying too. "This could turn some people's heads," Sassaman said. "It was a solid win for us even if it was a nail biter." Army, 8-3-1, capitalized on a pair of Michigan State fumbles for both of its scoring plays. Army halfback Clarence Jones scored on a 4-yard run with 6:41 remaining in the first half to cap a 46-yard drive that began with a fumble recovery by linebacker Jim Gentile. The Cadets increased their lead to 10-0 on Craig Stopa's 38-yard field goal with 8:40 left in the game. Michigan State, which closed out its season with a 6-6 record, scored its touchdown on a 36-yard pass from quarterback Dave Yarema to split end Robert Wasczenski with 4:19 remaining in the game. At Orlando, Fla., safety Joe Wessel scooped up a blocked punt and went 14 yards to score and Darrin Holloman ran for a two-point conversion with less than four minutes to play to lift Florida State into the tie. The tying touchdown was set up when nose guard Lenny Chavers broke through and blocked Kevin Butler's punt. As the ball bounced toward the Bulldogs goalline, Wessel scooped it up on the run with an escort of Seminoles blockers. Holloman scored on an end around for the two-point conversions. The Seminoles missed a two-point try earlier in the game. I"