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f. i i C-14College football the Cincinnati enquirer Sunday, September 29, 1991 MO College football Florida a IH 71 . ances Bast wolverines, djloi (if MO (TO- was not up to the task of trading touchdowns. With 53 seconds left in the first half, Michigan was on Florida State's three, but a Grbac pass was intercepted by Howard Dinkins in the end zone. While trailing 37-23 in the fourth quarter, Michigan could not score on two trips inside FSU's 20. Florida S1a1t... 19 12 6 14-51 Michigan .10 13 0 0-31 FSU Buckley 40 interception return (Mowrey kick) Mich-Howard 13 pass from Grbac (Carlson kick) FSU-Floyd 4 pass from Johnson (kick failed) Mich FG Carlson 47 44 run (kick failed) FSU-Hart 20 pass from Weldon (pass failed) Mich-Howard 42 pass from Grbac (Carlson kick) Mich Legette 7 pass from Grbac (pass failed) FSU-Lee 5 run (kick failed) FSU-Turral 20 pass from Weldon (run failed) FSU-LJohnson 10 pass from Weldon (Wlmberly kick) Mich-Van Dyne 16 pass from Grbac (Grbac run) FSU-Mclntosh 49 interception return (Wlmberly kick) A 106,145. FSU Mich First downs 12 23 Rushes-yards 33-159 44-120 Passing 301 237 Return Yards 123 105 Comp-Att-Int 18-30-2 24-38-4 Punts 3-39 4-36 Fumbles-Lost 4-1 3-1 Penalties-Yards 7-55 4-37 Time of Possession 26:35 33:25 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Florida State, Lee 20-122, Bennett 8-34, Weldon 5-3. Michigan, Powers 29-97, Legette 8-32, J.Johnson 2-7, Wheatley 2-7, Grbac 3-(mlmjs 23). PASSING-Florlda State, Weldon 16-28-2-268, Ward 1-1-0-29, B.Johnson 1-1-0-4. Michigan, Grbac 19-32-3-212, Collins 5-525, Van Dyne 0-1-1-0. RECEIVING Florida State, Lee 3-79, Hart 3-55, Bennett 3-47, Turral 3-41, Baker 3-36, Weldon 1-29, LJohnson 1-10, Floyd 1-4. Michigan, Van Dyne 7-74, Howard 4-69, J.Johnson 4-23, Wheatley 3-15, Powers 2-19, Ellison 2-14, Smith 1-16, Legette 1-7. About the only thing they couldn't do was make extra points. They had one blocked and missed three others. Florida State held a 31-23 lead at halftime as both teams combined for 473 yards. FSU finished with 460 yards, Michigan with 357. "There hasn't been a first half like that in a long time," Bowden said. Weldon, a Heisman Trophy hopeful, completed 16 of 28 passes for 268 yards and three touchdowns. Weldon had help from the elusive Lee. He did a lot of dancing around the Wolves as he rushed for 122 yards on 20 carries and scored two touchdowns. The battle between Desmond Howard, Michigan's fleet receiver and Buckley, FSU's clone of Deion "Neon" Sanders, was about a tie. Howard, also a Heisman Trophy candidate, caught four passes for 69 yards and two touchdowns. He accounted for 189 yards. "You just felt like you were never safe with that number 21 (Howard) in there," Bowden said. Buckley had two interceptions and four tackles. Michigan had its chances to stay with Florida State, but its offense BY D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER The Cincinnati Enquirer ANN ARBOR, Mich. No. 1 Florida State against No. 3 Michigan was billed as speed against power, Florida's flash and Michigan's elegance. Rarely does a big game live up to its pre-game hype, but the Seminoles and Wolverines put on quite a show Saturday. In the end, Florida State's quicksilver speed and depth prevailed, 51-31, at Michigan Stadium before 106,145. "They put enough points up there to normally win," FSU coach Bobby Bowden said. "They just couldn't stop us either." This was Florida State's first test against a quality opponent. It pasted Brigham Young (44-28), Tulane (38-11) and Western Michigan (58-0). So just how good is the crew from Tallahassee? "All I know is today we did well," Bowden said. "We're probably about as good as anybody, but the thing is, that's different than saying that you are going to make it (win a national championship). I don't know if we are going to make it." The 51 points were the most ever scored by a Michigan opponent at its stadium. The total was also the most yielded by the Wolverines since 1958 when Northwestern blasted them 55-24. "It was weird," said Brian Townsend, Michigan's outside linebacker from Cincinnati Northwest High School. "I've never seen points go up on the board so fast in Michigan Stadium." Michigan had planned to run a ball-control attack and hoped for a low-scoring affair, but Florida State cranked up the volume early. On the second play of the game FSU's Terrell Buckley stepped in front of a Elvis Grbac pass and returned it 40 yards for a touchdown 48 seconds into the game. "We don't want to get into games that are 51 to 31," Michigan coach Gary Moeller said. "What the heck. That isn't what we are looking for. They did it in a lot of different ways, too." The creative Seminoles left no playbook page unturned. They slipped a reserve quarterback into the game to play wide receiver on a trick play and scored on a fake field goal. i.riHiiriBif ... -3 m r The Associated Press Florida State's Howard Dinkins, left, intercepts a pass intended for Michigan's Tony McGee late in the first half. Irish smash Purdue, 45-20, big day by Brooks '-' ' ;'" " ' 'V I- , Ki h n , "V " "7 - . behind with eight seconds left, but Scott Sisson was wide right on a 44-yard field goal attempt. Williams, who fumbled twice before the go-ahead drive, gave the Tigers (3-0 overall, 1-0 Atlantic Coast Conference) the lead when he scored from 2 yards out with 2:06 left. The extra point was blocked. Georgia Tech 1 i 0 0-7 Clemson... 0 1 0 6 I GT-Jones 10 run (Sisson kick) Clem-FG Welch 47 Clem-Williams 2 run (kick blocked) A-83,500. No. 9 Iowa 58, Northern Illinois 7, at Iowa City, Iowa Ninth-ranked Iowa didn't get out of the blocks as fast, but the end result against Northern Illinois was the same. In its first two games against Hawaii and Iowa State, the Hawk-eyes took first quarter leads of 27-0 and 17-0 en route to lopsided victories. Against Northern Illinois Saturday, the Hawkeyes led just 7-0 after the first period. But Northern Illinois (1-3) surrendered 24 points in the second coach. The victory before a Citrus Bowl crowd of 69,328 improved Florida's record to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in the SEC. Mississippi State, which received $1 million to move its home game from Starkville, Miss., to Orlando, fell to 3-2 and 2-2 after its second straight loss. -.7 10 3 9-29 7 0-7 Mississippi St ...0 0 Fla-Everett 41 pass trom Matthews iczyzewski kick) Fla-FG Oyzewski 27 Fla-W.Jackson 19 pass from Matthews (Ciyzewskl kick) MSU-Prince 1 run (Gardner kick) Fla-FG Czyzewskl 37 Fla-Rhett 3 run (pass failed) Fla-FG Czyzewski 23 A-69,328. Stanford 28, No. 17 Colorado 21, at Stanford, Calif. A dehydrated Tommy Vardell revved up at halftime with doses of sugar water and returned to score two of his three touchdowns in the fourth quarter. Vardell missed parts of the second and third quarters while being fed fluids intravenously. Vardell teamed with Glyn Mil-burn to supply Stanford's go-ahead touchdown. Milburn broke free on a 55-yard run to position the Cardinal (1-2) at the Colorado 28. Two plays later, Vardell swept 20 yards around left end for his second touchdown with 13:09 remaining to put Stanford on top 21-14. Colorado 0 14 0 7-21 Stanford 7 0 7 14-28 Stan Vardell 1 run (Mills kick) Colo Hudson 40 interception return (Harper kick) Colo-Westbrook 20 pass from Hagan (Harper kick) Stan-Lasley I run (Mills kick) Stan-VardeU 20 run (Mills kick) Stan-Vardell 7 run (Mills kick) Colo-Warren 10 run (Harper kick) A-57,394. No. 18 Pittsburgh 14, Minnesota 13, at Minneapolis Curtis Martin ran 18 times for 170 yards, including a clinching 36-yard touchdown. Pittsburgh (4-0), which lost its last five games last year to finish 3-7-1, hasn't won its first four in a season since 1982. Pittsburgh. Minnesota.. .0 7 7 0-14 0 10 0 3-13 Min-Fleetwood 1 run (Chalbero kick) Pit-Davis 13 blocked punt return (Caplan kick) Mln-FG Piepkorn 52 Pit Martin 36 run (Silvestri kick) Min-FG Piepkorn 23 A39.SH. No. 22 Alabama 48, Van-derbilt 17, at Nashville, Tenn. Siran Stacy gained 150 of his 180 rushing yards in the first half, and David Palmer returned a punt 56 yards for one of his two touchdowns. The Crimson Tide (3-1 overall, 2-1 Southeastern Conference) took charge in the opening quarter against the Commodores (1-3, 0-2), using a 25-yard scoring pass from Danny Woodson to Palmer and a 7-yard scoring run by Kevin Turner to lead 14-0. Alabama 14 7 u ij-u Vanderbllt...... ,.... 0 10 M-17 ALA-Polmer 25 pass from Woodson (Greene kick) l 1 urner run tureene Kick) VU-FG Owen 19 ALA-Palmer 56 punt return (Greene kick) ALA-Stacy 8 run (Greene kick) ALA-Splkes 1 run (Greene kick) ALA Lassie 18 run (Greene kick) VU-Payne 51 pass from Healey (Owen kick) ALA -Williams 5 run (kick failed) VU-Healey 15 run (Owen kick) A-40,736. N. Carolina St. 24, No. 23 North Carolina 7, at Raleigh, N. C. Reserve Geoff Bender threw two touchdown passes and unbeaten North Carolina State used its stout defense to win its fourth straight game. Sebastian Savage put the clincher on the Wolfpack's sixth straight triumph over two seasons with a 99-yard interception return with four seconds left. N.C. State has picked off 13 passes this year. Mnrth CjrHn. Q 0 7 0-1 N.C. State 3 , , ,,J NCS-FG Hertman 44 NCS-Goines 27 pass from Bender IHartmu, birL i NCS-CDavenport 35 past from Bender (Hartman kick) UNC-Jauch 7 pass from Burnette (Gwaltney kick) NCS-Savage 99 Interception return (Hartman kick) period. N. Illinois- ...0 0 0 7-7 Iowa.. .1 24 7 20-58 Iowa-Montgomery 15 run (SklHelt kick) Iowa-Martens 8 pass from Rodgers (Skilled kick) lowa-FG Skillet! 21 Iowa Smith recovered fumble In end zone (Skillett kick) Iowa Hughes 15 pass from Rodgers (Skillett kick) Iowa Saunders II run (Skillett kick) Iowa Kujawa 3 run (Skillett kick) Iowa Jones 12 pass from Burmelster (Skillett kick) Iowa-Jones 52 pass from Hartlleb (kick blocked) NIU Patterson 11 pass from Rugai (Roy kick) A-70,220. No. 10 Penn State 28, Boston College 21, at State College, Pa. Tony Sacca passed for 292 yards and a touchdown and also ran for a score. Penn State trailed 7-6 at half-time and, after building a 28-7 lead, had to hold off a Boston College fourth-quarter rally that ended with an overthrown pass in the end zone on the final play of the game. Penn State (4-1) intercepted five passes, three by Darren Perry. The Lions turned three of the interceptions into touchdowns as they rallied to beat the Eagles (0-4) for the 19th time in 20 games. Perry returned his last interception 45 yards for a score. Boston College's Glenn Foley, who completed 17 of 34 passes for 277 yards and two touchdowns. Seven of Foley's completions for 118 yards went to tight end Mark Chmura, who broke the Eagles' career receiving record of 139 set by Tom Waddle from 1985 to 1989. Chmura, who caught a 20-yard pass for BC's second score, has 142 catches. Boston College.. .0 7 0 14-21 0 t 15 7-28 Penn St.. PS-T. Smith 42 pass from Sacca Ikick blocked) BC Shirley 1 run (Wright kick) PS Sacca 5 run (Sacca run) PS Hammonds 56 run (Fayak kick) PS D.Perry 45 Interception return (Fayak kick) BC-Chmura 20 pass from Foley (Wright kick) BC-Mitchey 46 pass from Foley (Wright kick) A-95,927. No. 10 Syracuse 24, Tulane O, at New Orleans Qadry "Missile" Ismail scored on a 45-yard reverse and a 64-yard pass from Marvin Graves. It was the second shutout of the season for Tulane (0-5), which had a string of 152 games without being blanked until losing to Mississippi State 48-0. Syracuse (4-0) scored on two of its first three possessions, getting a 28-yard field goal from John Biskup after a 54-yard drive led by Graves and a 3-yard touchdown run by David Walker after a 77-yard drive. Syracuse W H 0 0-24 Syr-FG Biskup 28 Syr-D.Walker 3 run (Biskup kick) Syr-lsmall 45 run (Biskup kick) SyrIsmail 64 pass from Graves (Biskup kick) A-19,729. No. 12 Baylor 45, SMU 7, at Dallas J.J. Joe passed for two touchdowns and ran for another score as undefeated Baylor opened its Southwest Conference season. Baylor (4-0) handed SMU (0-3 overall, 0-2 SWC) its 13th consecutive loss. Baylor.. .10 H 14 7-4S .0 0 7 0-7 SMU.. Bay Sims 25 run (Ireland kick) Bay FG Ireland 50 Bay Joe 4 run (Ireland kick) Bay-Bonner 49 pass from Joe (Ireland kick) Bay Mims 37 pass from Joe (Ireland kick) SMU-Rossley 8 pass from Romo (Andersock kick) Bay Stephens I run (Ireland kick) Bay-Needham 1 run (Ireland kick) A-22,236. No. 14 Florida 29, No. 21 Miss. St. 7, at Orlando, Fla. Florida's Shane Matthews threw for more than 300 yards for a school-record seventh time and Er-rict Rhett rushed for 142 yards and one touchdown. Matthews, a fourth-year junior from Pascagoula, Miss., had 22 completions in 35 attempts for 322 yards. He also tossed the 35th and 36th TD passes of his career to move into a tie for third place on Florida's career list with Steve Spurrier, the 1966 Heisman Tro-plr winner and current Gators THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind No. 8 Notre Dame's offense rolled for the second consecutive week, producing a 45-20 triumph over error-plagued Purdue on Saturday. The Irish, who had accumulated 650 yards the previous week, had Tony Brooks rush for a career-high 141 yards, including a career-best 57-yarder. The Irish (3-1) gained 267 yards on the ground and 166 passing. Rick Mirer, who had missed practice with a strained muscle in his rib cage and didn't start, ran for one touchdown and passed for two scores while completing 12 of 14 passes for 139 yards. Derek Brown caught Mirer's two scoring passes and Jerome Bettis scored on runs of 6 and 2 yards to lead the Irish, who scored twice after recovering Purdue fumbles and once after a pass interception. It was the sixth consecutive Irish victory in the series and 16th in the last 17 outings against Big Ten opposition. Mirer and Bettis entered the game after Notre Dame's first possession. Bettis, Notre Dame's leading rusher, had his practice work limited by a bruised hip and Holtz usually doesn't start players who miss mid-week practice. Notre Dame Purdue. Pur Rogers 1 run (CLeary kick) ND Mirer 29 run (Hentrich kick; ND-Bettis 6 run (Hentrich kick) ND-D.Brown 5 pass from Mirer (Hentrich kick) NO-Bettls 2 run (Hentrich kick) Pur-Conners 19 pass from Hunter (CLeary kick) ND D.Brown 9 pass from Mirer (Hentrich kick) NO FG Hentrich 33 NO-Mihalko 1 run (Hentrich kick) Pur Coleman 2 run (kick failed) A 47,861. ND Pur First downs Rushes-yards..,.,..- . Passing Return yards Comp-Att-Int Punts........-, Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Time of possession INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Notre Dame, T.Brooks 16-141, Mirer 2-31, Bettis 9-28, Clark 3-20. Purdue, Rogers 15-58, Corners 7-37. PASSING Notre Dame, Mirer 12-14-1-139, Failla 1-1-0-10, McDougal 1-1-0-17. Purdue, Hunter 17-25-1-214, Pike 1-2-0-4. RECEIVING Notre Dame, Dawson 6-81, Bettis 3-34, Brown 2-14, T.Brooks 2-20. Purdue, Dennis 5-66, Conners 4-53, Calloway 3-42, Rogers 2-15. No. 5 Tennessee 30, No. 13 Auburn 21, at Knoxville, Tenn. Andy Kelly threw for 355 yards and three touchdowns, including an 87-yarder to Carl Pickens for the longest pass in Tennessee history. Kelly, who was 23 of 35, also threw a 67-yard TD pass to Pickens and a 15-yard touchdown pass to Tavio Henson. Tennessee (4-0, 2-0 Southeastern Conference) held Auburn to just 103 yards rushing. Freshman James "Little Man" Stewart rushed for 141 yards for the Vols, his third 100-yard game this season. Stan White, who threw for 338 yards against the Vols last year, completed 11 of 26 passes for 222 yards for Auburn (3-1, 1-1). Backed up after Tennessee clipped on a punt return, Kelly found Pickens for the 87-yarder on the Vols first play of the second half. . Auburn 0 7 0 M-21 Tennessee 0 10 10 10-30 Aub-Frailer 78 pass trom White (Von Wyl kick) Ten-FG Becksvoort 44 Ten-Henson 15 pass from Kelly (Becksvoort kick) Ten-Pickens 87 pass from Kelly (Becksvoort kick) Ten-FG Becksvoort 34 Aub-F.Smith 21 Interception return (Von Wyl kick) Ten-Pickens 67 pass from Kelly (Becksvoort kick) Aub-White 5 run (Von Wyl kick) Ten-FG Becksvoort 26 A 97,731. No. 2 Miami 34, Tulsa 10, at Tulsa Stephen McGuire scored twice and Gino Torretta threw two short touchdown passes. Torretta, who completed 20 of 33 passes for 327 yards, threw touchdown passes of 1 aJpd 3 yards M4, 2ij 3-w' 4" ...26:54 33:06 I it" f I M . ; : I -r X The Associated Press away from Minnesota's Kenneth Sebree (17) and Marquette Williams return in the first period of Saturday's game at Minneapolis. Pittsburgh's Steve Isreal breaks (44) on his way to a 40-yard punt as the Hurricanes (3-0) broke the game open in the second quarter by scoring three touchdowns in a span of 6 minutes, 22 seconds. Tulsa (3-2), which rallied from an 18-point halftime deficit to beat Texas A&M a week ago, never had a chance against Miami. Miami 0 21 7 6-34 Tulsa 0 3 0 7-10 Miaml-McGuire 8 run (Huerta kick) Mlami-Etheredge 1 pass trom Torretta (Huerta kick) Miami Moore 3 pass trom Torretta (Huerta kick) Tulsa-FG Lange 30 Mlaml-McGuire 4 run (Huerta kick) Miaml-FG Huerta 23 Tulsa-Falr 3 pass from Rubloy (Lange kick) Mlami-FG Huerta 28 A-35,689. No. 4 Washington 56, Kansas St. 3, at Seattle Billy Joe Hobert threw three touchdown passes, two to Mario Bailey, and Jay Barry ran for two touchdowns. Hobert, a sophomore who became Washington's starting quarterback when Rose Bowl MVP Mark Brunell was sidelined by an injured right knee in spring practice, passed for more than 200 yards for the third straight game. Kanui Stite.. 0 1 0 0- ) Washington bt IS 7 14-56 Wash-J.Barry 3 run (Hanson kick) Wash-M.Balley 71 pass trom Holbert (kick failed) Wash Bryant 4 run (Hanson kick) Wash-J.Barry 11 run (Hanson kick) Wash-McKay 28 pass from Hobert (Johnson pass from Biornson) KS-FG Wright 42 Wash-M.Balley 32 pass from Hobert (Hanson kick) Wash-Bryant 53 punt return (Crabbe kick) Wash-Kaufman 3 run (Crabbe kick) A-7U3B. No. 6 Oklahoma 27, Va Tech 17, at Norman, Okla. Cale Gundy threw for one touchdown, ran for another and set a school passing record with 18 completions. Gundy's 3-yard run late in the third quarter gave the Sooners (3-0) a 27-10 lead, and Oklahoma then held off a late rally by the Hokies (1-3). Gundy's 18 completions broke the record of 15 set by Jack Mil-dren against Nebraska in 1969. No. 7 Clemson 9, No. 19 Georgia Tech 7, at Clemson, S. C. Ronald Wjlliams, benched the first quarter for skipping study hall, redeemed himself by scoring the winning touchdown. The Yellow Jackets, who had beaten Clemson the past two seasons, had a chance to win tne came L J A

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