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Hi E3 H i HI. .ifnTOim..i-i 1 Cincinnati (Rijo 1 5-5) at San Diego (Benes 14-11), 4:05 p.m. San Diego 10 Cincinnati Cleveland 7 New York Player Saturday AB R H Pet. Atlanta 5 Houston Baltimore 7 Detroit Terry Pendleton 1-for-2 586 94 187 .3191 San Fran. 4 Los Angeles Milwaukee 13 Boston 3 Toronto Tony Gwynn DNP 530 69 168 .3169 Philadelphia 1 New York Minnesota Pittsburgh 4 Montreal Oakland 12 Texas Hal Morris Night 474 71 149 .3143 Mets at Phillies, WOR-Cable, 1:30 p.m. Chicago 3-7 St. Louis 2-5 California 5 Kansas City Willie McGee 1-(or-4 497 66 155 .3118 Seattle 10 Chicago ' Night game not included. EDITOR: GREGXnOBLE, 369-1917 THE CINCINNATI ENQUIRER SUNDAY, OCTOBER 6, 1991 SECTION C MMO Sweet Pea retains titleC-3 Mears takes poleC-3 Q Divac's troublesC-1 4 Archer tops seniorsC-1 5 'Bearcats' agony tarns to ecstasy, 30-7 UC built its lead to 27-0 by halftime, shocking Louisville and its near-capacity Homecoming crowd of 34,327 fans. "They thought they'd just come in and have their Homecoming dance and have a good time," quarterback Paul Anderson said. "You could see Louisville couldn't believe what was going on." "It just shows anything can happen in college football, if you just block and tackle," Murphy said. "We've been saying we could compete physically with everyone, and now we've proved it." Afterward, about 300 UC fans gathered outside the dressing room and cheered as each UC player emerged. "We've waited four years for a game like this," said senior safety Ronnie Shannon. "We're going to enjoy it." DetailsC-12. houses Ohio State and Tennessee. Last New Year's Day, the Cardinals won the Fiesta Bowl. Murphy got the customary dousing from a Gatorade bucket just before the final gun. It started a wild on-field victory scene, with players embracing each other and their coaches. It was a dramatic end to UC's 10-game losing streak. "We got tired of getting our butts kicked, tired of hearing, 'Well, you played a nice game, but ..." said Vaughn Booker, a defensive lineman. It was Booker who dumped the bucket on Murphy. "I had to do it, because you never know when we'll get to do it again," Booker said. From the start of the game, UC's players rode a wave of emotion. When Vince Powell ran 20 yards for a touchdown to put UC up, 7-0, the Bearcat bench erupted as if it had just won the Rose Bowl. BY TOM GROESCHEN The Cincinnati Enquirer LOUISVILLE, Ky. Cincinnati's 30-7 upset of Louisville here Saturday will go on UC's "Big Claw" victory wall, right next to the famous 14-3 conquest of Penn State in 1983. The Big Claw wall, instituted by head coach Tim Murphy in 1989, is a series of black clawprints outside UC's Shoemaker Center dressing room. Each claw notes one of UC's biggest victories since the program began in 1885. "This one's definitely going up there. It's the program's biggest win since Penn State, and my biggest ever," said Murphy, in his third year at UC. UC, which was 0-4 on the season and had won only two of its last 27 games, was a 30V2-point underdog. Louisville, 2-2 coming in, was ranked 37th by the Associated Press and had lost only to power Miami 27 SW Louisiana 14 Miami's victory at Cajun Stadium gives the Redskins back-to-back road wins for the first time in five years. Quarterback Jim Clement throws two touchdown passes and runs for two more. Ohio State 31 Wisconsin 16 Undefeated OSU deals Wisconsin its first loss, with grind-it-out offense and big-play defense. The Buckeyes are 4-0, the first time since 1984. Mississippi 35 Kentucky 14 Ole Miss downs Kentucky for the second straight year, and in Lexington. Details C-1 2-1 4. , , - .... - The Associated Press Vince Powell breaks away for some of his career-high 126 yards rushing against Louisville Saturday. Tomahawk champs R eds need pitching, lefty bat BY ROB PARKER " The Cincinnati Enquirer SAN DIEGO There are just as many questions about how to fix the Reds for 1992 as there are about what went wrong in 1991. What are the Reds' main needs? Who stays? Who goes? Do they spend money on free agents? One thing seems beyond question: the Reds are finally ready to make some changes. w n n si:..-'- '$,':-. 1 " ; " if" '" - P '- V Davis not eager to go Will the Reds trade Eric Davis? He says leaving the organization he has been a part of for 12 years would be difficult: "Cincinnati is home," he said. StoryC-10. Reds loseC-10. You can count on General Manager Bob Quinn who was roundly criticized for standing pat this season and Reds manager Lou Piniella to do some house-cleaning. Though there are players the Reds aren't about to move Jose Rijo, Barry Larkin, Chris Sabo, Rob Dibble, Paul O'Neill and Hal The Associated Press ' The Atlanta Braves storm off the field Saturday after clinching the NL West following seasons with 97, 97, 1 06 and 92 losses. Atlanta completes last-to-first surge Morris among them the Reds could possibly change a third of their roster this offseason. Piniella and Quinn could be playing Monty Hall at the winter meetings in Miami in December. No. 1 on the Reds' wish list is starting pitching. The Reds suffered through most of 1991 with Rijo as the only pitcher they could count on. Piniella, who cried for another starter all summer long, has set his sights on Montreal's Dennis Martinez, who apparently is available. And while the Reds aren't known for opening the purse strings to sign free agents, they just might if they can rid themselves of a hefty salary or two. The free agent would more than likely be a pitcher. , (Please see REDS, Page C-10) turned the trick just a week ago. The Braves open the N.L. Championship Series Wednesday at Pittsburgh (8:39 p.m., Channel 9). These Braves are now 94-67 and have won more games than any other edition since the Braves moved to Atlanta in 1966. Since the All-Star break, when the Braves trailed Los Angeles by 9'2 games, they have gone 55-27 on the road to clinching. The Toronto Blue Jays visit the Minnesota Twins in the first game of the American League Championship Series Tuesday (8:39 p.m., Channel 9). DetailsC-8. sion screen as Los Angeles' Eddie Murray grounded out to end the Dodgers' 4-0 loss to San Francisco. But in the Braves' minds, this race was over the minute David Justice caught the final out off the bat of Andujar Cedeno. "No doubt," said starter John Smoltz, who pitched a complete game. "We knew we controlled our own destiny." "I kept my mask on," said catcher Greg Olson. "I didn't want anyone to see me cry." The Braves became the second team in history to go from last place to first in a one season turnaround. The other? The Minnesota Twins, who ENQUIRER NEWS SERVICES ATLANTA There will be no talk of backing into a division title. There are no thank-yous to be issued. There was virtually no waiting. The Atlanta Braves are National League West champions on their own merits. The Braves clinched their first division title in nine years Saturday afternoon with a 5-2 victory over Houston, the Braves' eighth-straight win. Officially, the title was clinched some seven or so minutes later when the crowd of 44,994 at Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium watched on the DiamondVi- Stale Bengals hope to freshen up vs. Seahawks Hockey keep falling short," McGee said. "Things go in cycles, and who knows when the next opportunity like this will come around?" But could the malaise of "stateness" have already overtaken the Bengals, a year earlier than either of those players anticipated it might be a danger? The club's assignment today against the Seattle Seahawks, at 1 p.m. at Riverfront Stadium (Channel 5), can be nothing more grandiose than to show it is not in the tank. Cincinnati is 0-4 not exactly jumping all over that big opportunity and trails its opponents in 32 of 37 categories on the official stat sheet. As coach Sam Wyche has noted: "We have to be patient and consistent. Coming back (from 0-4) is going to be a slow process." BY JACK BRENNAN The Cincinnati Enquirer The line on the Bengals in July was that they were a team ripe for success. And perhaps, a team getting dangerously close to overripe. The players seemed to agree. Commenting on the need to make good things happen in 1991, center Bruce Kozerski said: "I think you'll see the urgency in our play, because this is a funny game. All at once, in the course of one offseason, a team can get old or stale. Something happens, and you just don't play well, and the next thing you know, you're rebuild-ing. , Wide receiver Tim McGee made a similar remark, also just before training camp. "It's time to put up or shut up; we can't The very thought of a loss today has to make a striped stomach turn. Three straight road games loom next on the schedule, at Dallas (3-2), Buffalo (5-0) and Houston (3-1). Thus, a loss to Seattle changes the 1991 Bengals prognosis from disappointment to looming disaster. Quarterback Boomer Esiason expressed that sentiment in simple but heartfelt terms this week: "We've had all the time we need (including a bye week) to heal up and reflect on the reasons we've lost. Whatever that winning spark is, it has to be there this game. It just has to be there. We can't afford for it not to be there." Kozerski, father of the Staleness Theorem, assures this week that he by no means sees the Bengals being currently (Please see BENGALS, Page C-7) Can the Cincinnati Cyclones repeat their surprising success of last season, when they drew a quarter-million fans to the Cincinnati Gardens? The chances look good. PageC-4. High Schools Glen Este girls soccer team beats USA Today's No. 7-ranked team, Clayton Northmont, 3-0. The shutout is goalie Julie McCaffrey's ninth straight. Page C-5. Horse racing Turfway Park says attendance and wagers were up during the fall meeting. In New York, Festln wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup over Chief Honcho at Belmont. Page C-1 5. WHEN: t P.M. WHERE; Riverfront Stadium. TV: Channel 5. RADIO: WKRC-AM (550). a WI0K-FM(95.3) UNE: Bengals by 3 12, INSIDE: Scouting report, C-6 O Statistics, rosters, C-6 a Notebook, 07 ir''iii,i',a---''i'J" -- "

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