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C-12Coiiege football the ci: NCINNATl F.NQIUUIU Sunday, September 22, I Ml MM02 College football yniaise Stuns Florida, 38-21 Turnovers turn game ""- ' ' '"mwm fu'i'ifmui in mma! m u w mm,r ' i . v ' V V- '......'.'." - . i If f V-.v" EL - is ' - yfj away irom ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES John Pont, the Mount St. Joseph football coach, hasn't seen the game films yet. When he does, though, they will look familiar. Mount St. Joseph lost six fumbles and threw two interceptions Saturday, losing to Hanover College, 37-12. A year ago MSJ lost to Hanover, 32-14, after losing five fumbles and two interceptions. The Lions, who punted only once, held their own between the 20-yard lines with 427 yards of offense to Hanover's 498 yards. But MSJ three times failed to score from inside the 20-yard line. MSJ led early after a 7-yard TD pass from Rob Paff to Dan Reid, and a 79-yard touchdown run by Jason Jackson. Paff completed 14 of 24 passes for 184 yards, and Jackson ran for 168 yards on 19 carries. Paul Gray, Hanover's senior quarterback, threw for one touchdown and ran for three more. Gray was 23 of 38 for 338 yards, and ran 16 times for 64 yards. Hanover's Derek Moyers, a sophomore split end from Lakota, caught 11 passes for 166 yards. MSJ dropped to 1-2. Hanover is 2-0. MSJ HANOVER 12 0 0 0 -12 7 15 7 0 -37 H Husted 2 run (Farrlngton kick) MSJ-Reid 7 pass from Paff (kick failed) MSJ Jackson 79 run (pass failed) H-Gray 1 run (Moyers pass from Gray) H-Glesing 57 pass from Gray (Farrington kick) H Gray 34 run (Farrington kick) H Gray I run (Moyers pass from Gray) Thomas More 34, Bluff-ton 3, at Bluffton, Ohio Freshman Derrick Jett scored all five of Thomas More's touchdowns. Jett's scores came on runs of four, one, two, three and two yards. He ran for 128 yards in 27 carries. Chip Von Lehman added a 27-yard field goal for the Blue Rebels (2-0). "Our defense played aggressively," said Vic Clark, the Thomas More coach, "and our special teams gave us the ball with good field position." Thomas More picked up 300 yards rushing, but completed only three passes. The Blue Rebels also had a punt and three extra points blocked. "We're going to have to see the video and see how to '-.t I y -r ? "At 7 "'J 4 r X i V I 1 Nebraska quarterback Keithen McCant (1 0) tries to get off a pass against the rush of Washington's Steve Emtman early in Saturday night's non-conference game at Lincoln, Neb. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS SYRACUSE, N.Y. - Kirby uarUar ran the opening kickoff 95 yards on a reverse play and quarterbacks Marvin Graves and Doug Womack directed a potent Syracuse running attack as the No. 18 Orangemen defeated No. 5 Florida, 38-21, Saturday. Syracuse (3-0) held Florida U-l) to minus-17 yards rushing while grinding out 250 yards on the ground, much of it after Florida had closed to 28-21 with 4:56 to Play in the third period. With Graves and Womack alternating, Syracuse put together an 11-play drive to go ahead, 35-21. Graves completed passes of 9 and 20 yards to Qadry Ismail and Marcus Lee rushed for 30 yards on the key drive, which was capped by Womack's 3-yard touchdown run on the second play of the fourth quarter. Syracuse held the ball for 8:09 on its next possession, again mostly on the ground, as the Florida defense tired. John Biskup kicked a 25-yard field goal to put the game out of reach. Shane Matthews completed 27 of 43 passes for 347 yards for the Gators, who all but abandoned their running game after falling in the first-half hole. Syracuse beat a Top 10 team for the first time since defeating No. 1 Nebraska in 1984. Florida. .7 7 7 0-21 Syracuse .HMO 10-38 Syr-DarDar 95 kickoff return (Biskup kick) ayr u.vvaiKer iu run (Biskup kick) Fla-Everett 7 pass from Matthews (Cryiewski kick) Syr-Johnson 13 pass from Graves (Biskup kick) Syr-Ismail 36 pass from Graves (Biskup kick) Fla-A.Hil 36 pass from Matthews (Cryiewski kick) Fla-Jackson 4 pass from Matthews (Cryiewski kick ) Syr-Womack 3 run (Biskup kick) Syr-FG Biskup 25 A-49JJ23. No. 4 Washington 36, No. 9 Nebraska 21, at Lincoln, Nebr. Billy Joe Hobert ran for two touchdowns and passed for one as fourth-ranked Washington rallied in the fourth quarter. . Washington (2-0) trailed 21-16 at the start of the final period, but took the lead on an 8-yard TD pass from Hobert to Orlando McKay with 11:20 left. The Huskies made it 29-21 on Hobert's 3-yard scoring run with 7:26 remaining and clinched the victory when Jay Barry dashed 81 yards for a touchdown with 5:38 left. Hobert completed 23 of 40 passes for 283 yards as the Huskies handed Nebraska (2-1) its sixth straight loss against a ranked team. Beno Bryant ran for 139 yards and one touchdown, while Barry rushed for 110 yards and one score. Washington. J IU 20-3 Ntbraska- 7 7 7 0-21 Neb O.Brown 27 run (Bennett kick) Wash-Hobert 9 run (kick failed) Neb Bostick 42 pass from McCant (Bennett kick) Wash-FG Hanson 43 Neb-O.Brown 2 run (Bennett kick) Wash Bryant 15 run (Hanson kick) Wash-McKay 8 pass from Hobert (pass failed) Wash-Hobert 3 run (Hanson kick) Wash Barry 81 run (Hanson kick) A-76,304. No. 6 Tennessee 26, No. 23 Mississippi St. 24, at Knox-ville, Tenn. Andy Kelly passed 10 yards to Mark Adams with 1:50 left to rally Tennessee in a Southeastern Conference game. Kelly, under pressure from a blitz, lobbed the winning pass to Adams to cap an 88-yard drive in nine plays that took just under four minutes as Tennessee (3-0 overall, 1-0 SEC) thwarted a spirited comeback by the Bulldogs (3-1, 0-1). Mississippi State rallied from a 17-3 deficit in the second half and held a 24-17 lead before Kelly led the Vols on two scoring drives in the final 12 minutes. Kelly completed 27 of 41 passes for 330 yards and two touchdowns. Freshman James "Little Man" Stewart gained 108 yards as the Vols piled up 516 yards against what had been the leading defense in the SEC. Willie Harris started the comeback for the Bulldogs with a 63-yard touchdown on a reverse to make it 17-10 with 9:42 left in the third quarter. On the last play of the third quarter, quarterback Sleepy Robinson avoided a blitz and threw 42 yards to Chris Firle to the Tennessee 9. State tied it three plays later on a 4-yard pass from Robinson to Tony James. State scored less than two minutes later after Keo Coleman intercepted a Kelly pass and returned it 43 yards to the Tennessee 3. William Prince scored two plays later and the Bulldogs led 24-17 with just under 12 minutes to go. Kelly drove the Vols 65 yards on their next possession to set up Kevin Wendelboe's 24-yard field goal with 7:44 remaining Mississippi St. .3 0 7 M-24 i 1 7 9-26 Tennessee. Tenn-FG Wendelboe 29 MSU-FG Gardner 4a Tenn-Fleming 3 pass from Kelly (Wendelboe kick) Tern-Kelly I run (Wendelboe kick) MSU-Harrls 63 run (Gardner kick) MSU-Jamo 4 pass from Robinson (Gardner kick) MSU-Prlnce 1 run (Gardner kick) Tenn-FG Wendefcoe 24 Tenn-Adamt 10 pass from Kelly (kick failed) A-95,974. No. 7 Oklahoma 55, Utah St. 21, at Norman, Okla. Dew-ell Brewer rushed for 144 yards and three touchdowns. , Mount straighten that out," said Clark. "We couldn't afford that in a tight game." The only score for the Beavers (0-2) was Donnie Rossman's 22-yard field goal with 20 seconds left in the first quarter. "We're excited about the win," Clark said. "Bluffton's historically had a good team. We weren't sure how good we are, and we still might not know. But in a preseason magazine poll Bluffton was picked to finish first in the league, and we were picked to finish dead last." Thomas More plays its home opener Saturday against Franklin College. Dayton 50, Anderson 7, at Dayton Steve Keller passed for one touchdown and ran for another as Dayton remained undefeated after three games. Keller, from Cincinnati, opened the scoring with a 17-yard touchdown pass to Thad Sargent and later scored from four yards out. Pat Hofacre ran for touchdowns of two and three yards for the Flyers (3-0). Keller completed 12 of 21 pass attempts for 157 yards. Manchester 38, Earlham 22, at Richmond, Ind. Quarterback Tommy White rushed for 150 yards and two touchdowns and passed for 190 yards and another touchdown. Manchester (1-1-1) also had two touchdown runs by Benjy Miller. White's TD pass was for 53 yards to Darrick Lakes. Earlham (0-1) was led by quarterback John Wortham, who passed for 170 yards and rushed for 123 yards and three touchdowns. Central State 31, Alabama A&M 13, at Louisville, Ky. Marvin Coleman fielded a punt and ran 82 yards for a touchdown that put Central State up 14-0 and the Marauders were never threatened again in beating Alabama A&M in the second Coca-Cola River City Football Classic. A clipping penalty wiped out another 76-yard TD punt return for Coleman. 13, at Kalamazoo, Mich. Rusty Hanna kicked three field goals and Corey Ivey scored two touchdowns, one on a 66-yard run, in a Mid-American Conference game. Hanna kicked field goals of 31, 38 and 29 yards and Toledo (1-1 overall, 1-0 in the MAC) took advantage of five turnovers by the Broncos (2-2, 1-1). Louisiana Tech 17, E. Michigan 14, at Ypsilanti, Mich. Chris Boniol's 54-yard field goal with 37 seconds left gave Louisiana Tech a non-conference victory. Eastern Michigan (0-4) held a 7-0 lead in the first quarter after Bryan Wauldron scored on a 28-yard pass from Kwame McKinnon. Wisconsin 7, Iowa St. 6, at Madison, Wis. Wisconsin blocked Ty Stewart's 33-yard field goal attempt with 15 seconds remaining in a nonconference game. The Badgers have opened the season 2-0 for the first time since 1985. Iowa State fell to 1-2. Rutgers 22, Northwestern 18, at Piscataway, N. J. An-toine Moore rushed for 140 yards and scored on runs of 13 and 19 yards, helping extend the Wildcats' winless streak on the road to 19 games. West Virginia Bobby Fuller passed for 238 yards and two touchdowns and freshman running back Terry Wil-burn scored the winning touchdown. Virginia Tech (1-2) had two passes intercepted and lost a fumble late in the game after playing flawless football in the first half. South Carolina (1-1-1) had no turnovers. E. Kentucky 17, M. Tennessee St. 7, at Richmond, Ky. Joey Crenshaw passed for 167 yards and one touchdown to lead Eastern Kentucky in an Ohio Valley Conference game. Eastern Kentucky, ranked third this week in Division I-AA, upped its record to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the league. Middle, ranked sev- enth, evened its recprd at 1-1. Chippewas nip Akron with field goal, 31-29 i I'm a - y preseason expectations, but Auburn grabbed a 14-0 lead and held on to extend its record to 3-0. Auburn. Texas .M 0 0 0-14 0 7 0 3-10 Aub-Hall 25 pass from White (Von Wyl kick) Aub-C. Barlow 29 pass interception (Von Wyl kick) TeK-Saxton 17 run (Ziegler kick) Tex FG Ziegler 40 A-77,809 No. 14 Baylor 47, Missouri 21, at Waco, Tex. J.J. Joe directed five touchdown drives and Keith Caldwell intercepted two passes. It was the second consecutive victory over a Big Eight Conference opponent for the Southwest Conference Bears (3-0), who stunned Colorado 16-14 last week. Missouri (1-1) downed Illinois 23-19 in its opener. Joe hit 13 of 23 passes for 300 yards, including a 75-yard scoring pass to Melvin Bonner in the third period. Bonner had 149 yards receiving. Joe also ran 2 yards for a touchdown. Baylor. Bay-Mims 6 run (Ireland kick) Bay-Stephens 5 run (Ireland kick) Bay-Strait 2 run (Ireland kick) Bay FG Ireland 36 Bay-Bonner 75 pass from Joe (Ireland kick) Mis Kayhill 3 run (Washington run ) Mis Kayhill 1 run (run failed) Bay Joe 2 run (Ireland kick) Mis Kayhill 1 run (Pooler kick) Bay-Strait 23 run (kick failed) A 41,721. Tulsa 35, No. 15 Texas A&M 34, at Tulsa, Okla. T.J. Rubley threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to Chris Penn with 2:47 left and the big-play running of Chris Hughley carried Tulsa to an upset. Billy Cole recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff and Hugh-ley, who rushed for 231 yards, got Tulsa (3-1) a first down on a 4-yard run with a minute to go that allowed the Golden Hurricane to run out the clock. Jeff Granger threw four touchdown passes for the Aggies (1-1), but he played like the redshirt freshman he is in the second half, throwing two interceptions and fumbling a snap for an 11 -yard loss on a third-and-one play. The Aggies led 28-10 at half-time but Tulsa scored three touchdowns in a 6-minute, 16-second span in the third quarter to lead 29-28. Texas AIM.. Tulsa........... .,21 7 6 0-34 -3 7 19 6-35 A&M-McKeehan I pass from Granger (Venetoullas kick) Tulsa-FG Lange 40 A&M-HIII 21 run (Venetoullas kick) AJ,M-Mitchell 61 pass from Granger (Venetoullas kick) Tulsa-Hughley 9 run (Lanoe kick) A&M-Harrison 13 pass from Granger (Venetoullas kick) Tulsa-HugtHey 10 run (Lange kick) Tulsa-Hughley 53 run (pass failed) Tulsa-Wacasey 6 pass from Matheson (run falied) A&M-Harrison 28 pass from Granger (run tailed) Tulsa-Peiw 63 pass from Rubley (run failed) A 30.122. No. 19 Colorado 58, Minnesota O, at Boulder, Colo Darian Hagan passed for two touchdowns and freshman tailbacks Kent Kahl and Lamont Warren ran for two more TDs apiece. The Buffaloes (2-1), rebounding from a 16-14 loss to Baylor last week that snapped their 11 -game winning streak, generated 612 total yards and re-established the ground game that had been missing in their first two outings. Hagan, playing despite a sprained right thumb that caused him to miss practice time during If 1 -" if' If i : : 1 V Tha Associated Press the week, completed 7 of 8 passes for 162 yards and TD throws of 40 yards to Rico Smith and 30 yards to Mark Henry before giving way to backup Vance Joseph midway through the second quarter. Minnesota. -0 0 0 0-0 .17 21 14 6-51 Colorado.. Colo-R.Smith 40 pass from Hagan (Harper kick) Colo Henry 30 pass from Hagan (Harper kick) Colo FG Harper 50 Colo Warren 30 run (Harper kick) Colo-Hill 19 run (Harper kick) Colo-Kahl 2 run (Harper kick) Colo Warren 5 run (Harper kick) Colo-Kahl 27 run (Berger kick) Colo Stewart 4 run (kick failed) A-42,147. Illinois 51, No. 21 Houston 10, at Champaign, 111. Quarterback Jason Verduzco fired three touchdown passes to Gus Palma and Illinois piled up 644 total yards. Illinois' defense frustrated Cougar quarterback David Klingler, intercepting him four times and sacking him four times, as the Illini improved to 2-1. Klingler had opened the season by throwing nine touchdown passes against Louisiana Tech. But Houston, loser to Miami a week ago, fell 1-2. Houston-Illinois -3 0 7 0-W -.7 13 14 17 SI III Palma 37 pass from Verduzco (Richardson kick) Hou FG Anderson 23 Hl-Palma 21 pass from Verduico (Richardson kick) Ill-Bell 1 run (kick failed) III Palma 40 pass from Verduico (Richardson kick) III Lynch 50 run (Richardson kick) Hou-J. Brown III 15 pass from Klingler (Anderson kick) lll-Mutl 57 run (Richardson kick) Ill-Bell 1 run (Richardson kick) 111 FG Richardson 27 A 60,182 Arizona St. 32, No. 22 Southern Cal 25, at Los Angeles George Montgomery rushed for 136 yards and two touchdowns as Arizona State built a 22-point lead and held on. Arizona State (2-0) mounted a 32-10 lead in the third quarter, then a fourth-quarter rally by the Trojans (1-2) came up short in the Pacific-10 Conference opener. Montgomery, a red-shirt sophomore who missed the final eight games last season with shin splints, carried 22 times, scoring on runs of eight and 43 yards. Arizona St 8 17 7 0-32 Southern "i 7 0 1525 USC-FG Ford 22 ASU-Guliford 16 pass from Powers (Charles run) ASU-FG Richey 24 ASU-Montgomery 43 run (Richey kick) USC-Conway 12 run (Ford kick) ASU-Montgomery 8 run (Richey kick) ASU-Powers 2 run (Richey kick) USC-Royster 2 run (Spears pass from Perry) USC-Royster 9 run (Ford kick) A-59,623. Alabama 10, No. 25 Georgia O, at Tuscaloosa, Ala. Ten points isn't much, but when you've gone six quarters without any, it can mean a lot. "We needed to score some points," Alabama coach Gene Stall-ings said following the Crimson Tide's Southeastern Conference victory over Georgia. It took unranked Alabama almost three quarters to dent the scoreboard against the Bulldogs. Siran Stacy ran for 73 yards, caught five passes for 55 more and scored the only touchdown as the Crimson Tide avenged a 17-16 loss at Georgia a year earlier. Georgia and Alabama both are 2-1 overall and 1-1 in the SEC. Georgia-. Alabama. .0 0 0 0-0 -.0 0 7 1-10 Ala-Slacey 4 run (Greene kick) Ala FG Greene IB A 70,123. The Sooners (2-0) rushed for 243 yards in the first half, most on runs straight up the middle, in building a 35-7 halftime lead. They finished with 424 yards on the ground and 571 overall. Earnest Williams rushed for 109 yards and one touchdown. Dating back to last season, the victory was Oklahoma's fifth straight, matching the Sooners' longest streak under third-year coach Gary Gibbs. Utah State 7 0 7 7-21 OU-Brewer 4 run (Redden kick) USU Jenkins 49 pass from Lopez (Beach kick) OU-Willaims 6 run (Reddell kick) OU-Gaddis 5 run (Redden kick) OU-Bowden 28 interception return (Reddell kick) OU-Brewer 8 run (Reddell kick) OU-McKinley 1 run (Reddell kick) USU-Moore 7 pass from Lopei (Beach kick) OU-Brewer 9 run (kick failed) USU Jenkins 15 pass from Lopei (Beach kick) OU-T. Collins 8 pass from S. Collins (Reddell kick) A 69,057. No. 8 Clemson 37, Temple 7, at Clemson, S. C. De-Chane Cameron threw two touchdown passes and Clemson scored 13 points in a four-minute span in the third period. Despite being outplayed and turning the ball over on their first two possessions, the Tigers led 14-7 at halftime thanks to Cameron's 6-yard TD pass to Dwayne Bryant with 24 seconds left. Clemson (2-0) picked up where it left off in the second half, scoring on its first two possessions to drop the Owls to 0-3. The Tigers were the third straight ranked foe for Temple. Clemson held Temple to 23 yards in the second half and 104 for the game. Temple. -7 0 0 0-7 -.0 14 13 10-37 Temp Garvin 1 pass from Thompson (Knuth kick) Clem-Ryans 25 run (Welch kick) Clem-Bryant 6 pass from Cameron (Welch kick) Clem-Smith 25 pass from Cameron (run failed) Clem-Harris 1 run (Welch kick) Clem-FG Welch 27 Clem-Witherspoon 7 run (Sauve kick) A-74,000. No. 12 Penn State 33, Brigham Young 7, at State College, Pa. Penn State's Nittany Lions sacked alltime offense leader Ty Detmer six times and held Brigham Young under double digits for the first time since 1986. Detmer, the 1990 Heisman Trophy winner, completed eight of 26 passes for 158 yards, moving him to 11,409 yards, eclipsing Doug Flutie's 11,317 from 1981 through 1984. Gerry Collins ran for 99 yards on 27 carries and scored a touchdown for Penn State (3-1) as BYU (0-3) lost for the third straight time in a season for the first time since 1975. Brigham Young. -.0 7 0 0-7 Penn St.. -3 7 14 9-33 PSU-FG Fayak 38 PSU-T.Smith 12 pass from T Sacca (Fayak kick) BYU-Doman 17 pass from Detmer (Kauffman kick) PSU-G.Colllns 5 run (Fayak kick) PSU-Anderson 3 run (Fayak kick) PSU-FG Fayak 33 PSU-Anderson 24 run (kick failed) A-96,304. No. 13 Auburn 14, Texas 10, at Austin, Texas Auburn scored in the first minute on a 25-yard pass to tight end Victor Hall, and cornerback Corey Barlow quieted a sellout crowd with a 29-yard interception for a touchdown. Texas (0-2) hoped to rebound in its home opener after a 13-6 loss to Mississippi State silenced high THE ASSOCIATED PRESS MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. Chuck Selinger's 26-yard field goal with three seconds left gave Central Michigan a 31-29 win over Akron on Saturday, the third time in four games the Chippewas narrowly dodged defeat. Central Michigan (3-0-1), which beat Michigan State 20-3 last week, rallied with 17 points in the fourth quarter, including two touchdown runs by Billy Smith. Mississippi 38, Ohio U. 14, at Oxford, Miss. Marvin Courtney ran for three touchdowns in Mississippi's first four possessions and Tom Luke threw two touchdown passes. Courtney, a sophomore, had scoring runs of 9, 1 and 4 yards as the Rebels (3-1) had their highest scoring output of 1991. Ball St. 28, Kent St. 27, at Muncie, Ind. Henry Hall returned a blocked field goal attempt 76 yards for Ball State's final touchdown, then the Cardinals survived a fourth-quarter rally in a Mid-American Conference game. Hall's touchdown and a 2-point conversion pass from Mike Neu to Scott Jones gave Ball State (1-1 in the MAC, 2-2 overall) a 28-14 lead late in the third quarter. Toledo 23, W. Michigan Murrell leads THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLLEGE PARK, Md. Adrian Murrell accounted for 141 of West Virginia's 334 rushing yards and scored two touchdowns, while the Mountaineer defense repeatedly frustrated Maryland in a 37-7 victory Saturday, West Virginia (3-1) rushed for 229 yards, 93 of them by Murrell, in building a 21-7 halftime lead. Southern Miss 39, Colorado St. 7, at Hattiesburg, Miss. Tailback Michael Welsh powered his way to three 1-yard touchdowns. Tony Smith ran for 144 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown for the Golden Eagles (2-1). They scored on their first three possessions and shut out Colorado State (1-3) until early in the fourth quarter. South Carolina 28, Virginia Tech 21, at Columbia, S. C.

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