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i-jJtiira.--jf. .-.-j.-----. B-10College football the Cincinnati enquirer Monday, OccoIkt 7, 1991 TC !t(.)l(:1.:.f...ii;t:il. WH;ifflH1ifiHU! II.. TOW..t...UII .U.M.-l.,,,.. ILill . .IIU I . Il.lll.ll.l,,,!., II -.M .III .11- I1.IH ' IM.-I.L...III.I. U.-WUpp in ' f'fT fc"""4nt III in X " ( The Associated PressPaul Sakuma Notre Dame's Stuart Tyner celebrates a fumble recovery in the first quarter. Irish power past Stanford THE ASSOCIATED PRESS STANFORD, Calif. Notre Dame's offense soared against Stanford even if it rarely left the ground. The Fighting Irish ran for 363 yards and fullback Jerome Bettis scored four times in a 42-26 victory over Stanford on Saturday night. Notre Dame (4-1) gained a measure of revenge with the victory, reversing the outcome in the schools' meeting a year ago, when Stanford won, 36-31, to knock the Fighting Irish out of No. 1. Bettis, a stocky 250-pounder, had a career-high 179 yards on 24 carries as the Irish improved one place to No. 7 in the AP rankings. "If he gets going, he's so hard to stop," Stanford coach Dennis Green said. "We let him get rolling and that was it." Bettis had touchdown runs of 3, 1 and 1 yards. He also caught a swing pass from Rick Mirer for a 13-yard score early in the third quarter to give Notre Dame a 35-14 lead and stifle a Cardinal comeback try. St. X hopes hurt by loss of top runner BY DAVE SCHUTTE Enquirer Contributor Going from favorite to underdog at next Saturday's Greater Cincinnati League meet at Rapid Run Park doesn't excite Larry Merkel, St. Xavier's cross country coach. No. 1 -ranked St. Xavier must overcome a serious injury to top runner James Devanney to beat Elder and La Salle for the GCL. All league cross country meets will be contested this week, highlighting a busy week ahead for high school athletes. "James was injured while practicing at Rapid Run Park on Wednesday," Merkel said. "He didn't see a sign pole near the lake until it was too late. He tried to hurdle it but caught his right leg on it." Devanney was rushed to Providence Hospital where it took more than 100 stitches to close the deep cuts. Devanney is one of Southwestern Ohio's top three runners. FOOTBALL: Coach Steve Sheehan's CAPE Crusaders face a must-win situation against Mariemont on Friday at Woodward. A loss would not only break CAPE's 37-game winning streak in the CHL but would also virtually eliminate the Crusaders from the Division III playoffs. Surprising Hamilton, after losing the first two games, has rebounded to win the next four games, all against Greater Miami Conference foes. On Friday, the Big Blue will be playing for the GMC title, taking on undefeated and No. 1 Princeton. VOLLEYBALL: Undefeated Ursuline can wrap up the GGCL championship on Thursday with a victory over St. Ursula at Ursuline. Coach Mike Seibert's No. 1 Lions have won 17 consecutive matches. GIRLS SOCCER: If Turpin expects to win or tie for the Queen City Conference championship, the Spartans must beat rival Anderson tonight at the Forest Hills. Turpin is tied with Glen Este in the QCC race. Each has a 4-0-1 record. BOYS SOCCER: The city championship will be on the line Tuesday night at Winton Woods where the No. 2 Spartans entertain No. 1 Turpin in the top game of the week. GOLF: Thirteen local teams will be contesting for a berth in the state golf tournament on Friday at the Division I, II and III District Tournaments at Middle-town's Weatherwax Golf Course. In Division I, St. Xavier, Moeller, Fairfield, Mil-ford, Colerain and Sycamore will compete while Indian Hill, Loveland and Hamilton Badin are alive in Division II. The Division III tournament finds Georgetown, Summit Country Day, Waynesville and Cincinnati Country Day attempting to earn a trip to Columbus. GIRLS TENNIS: The Division I and II District Tournaments will be contested Friday and Saturday with the top four individuals and doubles teams advancing to the state meet in Columbus. . The Jack Nicklaus Sports Center will host the Division I tournament while Thomas Cloud Park in Dayton is the site of the Division II district. . Walker: 'Skins ready to. attack the. MAC again BY JACK MURRAY The Cincinnati Enquirer The Miami Redskins flew away from Cajun country Saturday night, relieved to escape with a 27-14 victory against Southwestern Louisiana and without sustaining any broken bones. A bone scan Sunday revealed Jeremy Patterson did not have a fractured sternum as originally feared, said trainer Gale Newton. Patterson, who caught two touchdown passes, was injured in the fourth quarter on a pass play over the middle. The tight endH-back from Cincinnati Academy of Physical Education (CAPE) is doubtful for Saturday's game at Central Michigan. The hit on Patterson resulted in an interception and led to USL's second touchdown. It was Miami's only turnover to five for USL. It marked the Redskins' third consecutive victory over a winless team Eastern Michigan, Cincinnati and USL. "We're on a roll right now," said Cajardo Lindsey, Miami's Apache safety. "We want to go back in the league and achieve our goals: to play hard and go to the California Bowl." "It was a rough first five games," Miami coach Randy Walker said, "but I feel we're ready now heading into our final six conference games. The Redskins are 4-1 overall and 2-0 in the Mid-American Conference. "This was a big game for us to win," said Miami quarterback Jim Clement, who passed for two touchdowns and rushed for two others. "Now we go back into the MAC where we know people better." Clement appeared to have trouble running (16 carries for 19 net yards) on sunken Cajun Field, dubbed "The Swamp," a few feet below sea level. "It wasn't the greatest field," said Clement. "Then again, I don't have the best feet in the world." Tyjuan Hayes, USL's 5-foot-9 sophomore quarterback, rallied the Cajuns from a 20-0 deficit with two fourth-quarter touchdown passes. Hayes, operating the Cajun triple-option offense, scrambled 51 yards on the first play of the third quarter. "He's a big-time player," Walker said. "He stirs the drink for them." "He's the most elusive quarterback I've ever played against in my career at Miami," Lindsey said. "He's a terrific athlete." "That quarterback was as good as any back we've faced this year," linebacker Barry Renfro (Walnut Hills) said, "and that includes running backs." Renfro nailed Hayes in the first half and caused a fumble that Thad Fidler scooped up and ran 76 yards for an apparent touchdown, The play was blown dead, as a woozy Hayes was slowing getting up. "In the first half," Renfro said, "they didn't pick up any of our blitzes. I had a clean shot at him. In a way, I wish he wouldn't have come back." "Their offense dictated to us that we couldn't blitz a lot," defensive end Jon Wauford said. "We had to have a conservative pass rush because of the quarterback. He was their whole team." Bill Atha, who made four tackles for loss, had three of Miami's seven sacks. The Cajuns and Hayes are scheduled to play MU at Yager Stadium in two years. UC win looks better on film BY D. ORLANDO LEDBETTER The Cincinnati Enquirer Perhaps Louisville should have been practicing a little more instead of entertaining President George Bush last Thursday. Louisville coach Howard Schnel-lenberger must have figured that a little free time couldn't hurt the Cardinals with UC coming to town Saturday. He woefully miscalculated. The Bearcats steamrolled the Cardinals. 30-7, and dominated in every facet of the game. "Their kids were not ready to play," said UC coach Tim Murphy. Murphy said he didn't celebrate too wildly after his biggest win as UC's head coach. "I went home with my wife and kind of collapsed," Murphy said. "It's been a long month and I just needed to relax a little bit." So how did it look on film Sunday morning? "We beat the hell out of them," said Murphy, snickering. Schnellenberger, who had snubbed UC last week, took the defeat hard. "We were ill-prepared," said Schnellenberger, who ordered a 6 a.m. Sunday practice. "Emotionally we weren't into the game and we didn't deliver a challenge to Cincinnati. I'll be hard-pressed to find a reason for that." Murphy tossed a grenade back at Louisville's scheme to drop UC from its schedule. "I think quite frankly that rhetoric stems more from politics than actual reality," Murphy said. The Bearcats used a solid rushing attack to play keep-away from the Cardinals. They ran for 314 yards and kept the ball for 41 minutes, 12 seconds. Running backs Vince Powell (126 yards) and David Small (111) each had career days. "It really just all came together at Louisville," Murphy said. "They stressed defending our passing game during practice. We thought we could run on them. That's a tribute to the development of our offensive line." In a span of 28 days, UC has gone from getting bombed, 81-0, by Penn State to this shocker over 37th-ranked Louisville. The true Bearcats likely can be found somewhere between the two extremes. "For the first time we have gone three consecutive games were we statistically and physically outplayed our opponents," Murphy said. "We have not turned it around yet," Murphy said. "This is a definite turning point, though. Our kids learned how to win." This week, the Bearcats (1-4) travel to Kent State (0-5), and UC will be favored. "The most important thing is not to make the mistake that Louisville made they took us lightly and they paid the price," Murphy said. "We have respect for Kent State. They have been competitive in all of their games." Kent State was beaten by Eastern Michigan on Saturday, 21-20. The Golden Flashes have been in all of their games except for a 47-0 pasting by N.C. State. 3 Mattress still highly regarded m (in rmmmt, m rm ama km?te$emiism 'bft&WiSfitmm lift J, . Graham and Kirk Herbstreit: "We've got two quarterbacks who can play. We'll let you know later who's No. 1 and who's No. 2. Period. Case closed." LEONARD FITS IN AT OU: Tom Lichtenburg reports that Ray Leonard, Jr., son of the famous boxer Sugar Ray Leonard, Sr., is easing into the flow of things at Ohio University. "We're redshirting him," said Lichtenburg. "He's got great work habits and good athletic ability. We are excited that he's here." Lichtenburg doesn't know if he's going to play Leonard at running back or wide receiver. There are several local Bobcats. Scott Tate (Elder) starts on the offensive line and Nick Inabitt (Goshen) plays on special teams. Johnny Mattress is finding out that life can be hard at the top. He directed Coffeyville (Kan.) Community College to the national Junior College title as a freshman in 1990, but the Ravens have stumbled out the gate in 1991. "We didn't really expect to be 2-2," said Mattress, the former Princeton High School standout. "The teams that we played were coming in to play us tough. It's a hard thing to adjust to." Mattress, a 6-foot-l, 210-pound quarterback, tossed two touchdowns passes to lead Coffeyville over Dodge City, Kan., 34-12, Saturday. "They were winning 12-7 at half-time," Mattress said. "We got the ball and went right down and scored. It was over after that." Before the Dodge City game, Mattress had completed 34 of 76 passes for 500 yards. Dean Ramey (Goshen), Antonio byGMAC Johnny Mattress: Former Princeton quarterback likely to visit Nebraska, Colorado, Tennessee and Kansas. Davis (Withrow), and Dante Ware (Forest Park) are all red-shirting this season. Davis, a Quarterback. Mattress passed for more than 1992 CADILLAC Baylor breaks into Top 10 in AP poll THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Florida State retained the No. 1 ranking for the seventh straight week and Baylor broke into the Top 10 for the first time since 1986 in Sunday's Associated Press college football poll. The Seminoles (5-0) were nearly a unanimous choice after beating Syracuse, 46-14. They received 58 of 60 first-place votes and 1,498 points of a possible 1,500 points from a nationwide panel of sports writers and broadcasters. The loss dropped Syracuse (4-1) five spots to No. 15. Miami (4-0), which beat Oklahoma State, 40-3, remained second with one first-place vote and 1,416 points. The Hurricanes edged No. 3 Washington (4-0), which got one first-place vote and 1,404 points after crushing Arizona, 54-0. Idle Tennessee (4-0) stayed No. 4, while Michigan (3-1) moved up two notches to No. 5 following a 43-24 victory over Iowa (3-1), which fell eight spots to No. 17. Oklahoma (4-0) fell one place to No. 6 after beating Iowa State, 29-8, and Notre Dame (4-1) rose one spot to No. 7 after downing Stanford, 42-26. Baylor (5-0), which beat Houston, 38-21, jumped three spots to No. 8 and Penn State (5-1) climbed from No. 12 to No. 9 after defeating Temple, 24-7. Rounding out the Top 10 is Florida (4-1), which climbed three spots after blanking LSU, 16-0. Ohio State is 11th, followed by Pittsburgh, California, Nebraska, Syracuse, North Carolina State, Iowa, Clemson, Alabama, Illinois, Texas A&M, Georgia, Mississippi, Auburn and Colorado. Clemson (3-1) fell the farthest, dropping 12 notches to No. 18 after losing to Georgia, 27-12. The victory moved the Bulldogs (4-1) into the rankings at No. 22. Auburn (3-2) plummeted from No. 16 to No. 24. Mississippi (5-1), moved back into the poll at No. 23 after beating Kentucky, 35-14. has impressed Lichtenburc. "He's got an arm," said Lichtenburg. "He's got to learn where to throw it and on time. SEDAN DEVILLE THE LATE SHOW: Mark Barsotti passed for three touchdowns and ran for two, leading Fresno State to a record-smashing 94-17 victory over New Mexico. The Bulldogs tied an NCAA record with 49 Consider the advantages of leasing: capital preservation, lower monthly payments. Drive more car for your money, Choose the most convenient plan for you: 2,800 yards, 30 touchdowns and rushed for more than 1,000 yards as a two-year starter at Princeton. He initially signed with Ohio State, but elected to attend Coffeyville when he came up short of Proposition 42 requirements. It is not likely that he will re-sign with the Buckeyes because of a Big Ten rule which requires junior college transfers to sit out one season. "He's very, very positive about Ohio State, but he wants to go somewhere where he can play," said Skip Foster, Coffeyville's head coach. "That's definitely a prohibitive." Word has Mattress turning up at Tennessee. "You're hearing that because Steve Pederson (former Ohio State recruiting coordinator who signed Mattress initially) is down there," Foster said. "He's a good friend of mind, but heck John Cooper is a good friend." Mattress is not ruling out any schools just yet. He figures to select a school sometime in late November or early December. "I'll probably visit Nebraska, Colorado, Tennessee and Kansas," Mattress said. "I haven't even heard from Ohio State. I would prefer not to go to a Big Ten school, but that's not ruling Ohio State out because that's been a dream of mind." SEEING RED: Brian O'Neal (Purcell Marian), a 6-foot-l, 227-pound fullback, who averaged 4.9 yards per carry at Penn State last season, has not played in 1991 and will be redshirted. O'Neal, a junior, will now have two years of eligibility left. WHAT QUARTERBACK CONTROVERSY?: Ohio State coach John Cooper, whose 4-0 Buckeyes have a hot competition at quarterback between Kent points in the second period. It wasn't a game record. Houston beat Tulsa 100-6 in 1968. CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC: Alcorn State and Howard University played to the largest crowd to see a football game at the Hoosier Dome. The eighth annual Circle City Classic drew 62,007 fans Saturday night, topping last year's mark of 61,929. The Colts largest crowd was 60,544 in 1988 against Denver. Alcorn won, 46-27. LOCALS MAKE GOOD: Eastern Kentucky's David Wilkins (Aiken) had a big day in the Colonels' 10-6 win over Division I-AA powerhouse Georgia Southern. Wilkins, who had two sacks and two fumble recoveries, said, "We knew thy couldn't run on us. And they knew they couldn't do it. They ran the same play and didn't go anywhere." Kent State's Brady Renners (Fairfield) had 17 tackles from his outside linebacker spot against Eastern Michigan. He has 46 tackles on the season. Hanover's Shane Sowders (Harrison) carried 17 times for 103 yards for his first 100-yard game. Vanderbilt's Mike Healey (St. Xavier) threw for an 86-yard touchdown and completed 10 of 20 for 197 yards in a 17-13 loss to Duke. He was sacked five times. CUSTOMER DOWN -0- 5 10 PAYMENT 24 MONTH AS LOW AS- $4" $449 $399 'Per month, plus lax, 36 months, 36,000 mile closed end lease. Total ol payments equals 36x monthly payment and tax and title fees plus $550.00 refundable security deposit. 15 cents per mile over limit. Vehicle may be puchased at lease termination for $17,565. Based on a MSHP of $33,266.00, 2020980. "Some restrictions apply See dealer for details. D. Orlando Ledbetter writes a weekly college football column for The Enquirer. I PollB-2. v V 1(J-'lr,riii-' - i nrt m 11 llU

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