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The Des Moines Registers Monday, November 18, 1991 3S College Football Long season at Iowa State ending too soon for Caldwell By RANDY PETERSON Reoistkk Staff Writer loss at Nebraska. "I'm just starting to feel comfortable, and it's about to end." Caldwell opened the season as a reserve quarterback, then moved to tailback and wide receiver The second-year freshman rushed for 154 yards in a victory at Missouri in his second game, then passed for 134 yards a week later against Kansas State. He had 49 yards rushing and 93 passing against Nebraska. "We've changed offenses three times since I've been a quarterback," Caldwell said. "It's been really tough on me trying to adjust each time we keep changing the offense. I'm trying my hardest to keep up with the coaches because they really have a good game plan every week. It's just depend on a right elbow that he injured in the game against Kansas State. He was replaced by Marv Seller at times in the second half against Nebraska when the pain became intense. "It's excruciating to throw the ball," said Caldwell, who completed nine of 1 1 passes against Nebraska. "I'm just trying to throw it as best I can. But it hurts to throw, period." Caldwell said it is bothersome to be known as a all-rush and no-pass quarterback despite totals of 416 yards rushing and 321 passing. body," said Caldwell, who has completed 23 of 42 passes. "I'm still trying to prove that to everybody else, but as long as my teammates know be playing as much as he is, but you : never expect all the injuries they've had, either." Going said Caldwell was a good quarterback after transferring to Omaha from a school in Michigan prior to his junior season, but he said it wasn't his best position. "I felt he was a better defensive The football season has passed quickly for Iowa State quarterback Kevin Caldwell. It's five days until the final game, and it seems like the season has just started. In a way it has. If a tender right elbow permits, Caldwell will be starting his fourth successive game Saturday when the Cyclones play Colorado in the last game of the season. "Everything has gone so quickly," Caldwell said after Saturday's 38-13 it, that's all right. I have confidence in my throwing ability, and I think the coaches do, too." His former high school coach does. "Nothing surprises me when you talk about Kevin Caldwell's ability to play football," said Marty Going, Caldwell's coach at Millard South High School in Omaha, Neb. "I guess the only thing surprising is his amount of playing time this year. I don't think anyone expected him to back," Going said. "He started at free safety the year he transferred here. You could just tell from the way he handled himself that he had the potential to become a good college player someday." before going back Sore elbow to quarterback when all those ahead of him started watching games from the sidelines because of iiuuries. - a matter of executing it. Execution against Colorado will "I can throw just as well as any Caldwell The Week Ahead IOWA (9-1, 6-1) Opponent Minnesota (2-8, 1-6). Whenwhere: 1:05 p.m. CDT, Kin-nick Stadium, Iowa City. Television: None. Iowa update: The Hawkeyes locked up a bid to the Holiday Bowl by using a strong last half to beat Northwestern, 24-10. Iowa will play Brigham Young in the Dec. 30 bowl game at San Diego, provided the Cougars beat Utah in their final regular-season game. Brigham Young has a record of 6-0-1 in the Western Athletic Conference after tying second-place San Diego State, 52-52, Saturday. The Hawkeyes have won six successive games and could become the first Iowa team ever to win 1 1 in a season. To do that, they'll need to beat Minnesota and win at the Holiday Bowl. Coach Hayden Fry's 1985 and 1987 teams each won 10 games. The victory over Northwestern was accomplished with a strong defensive effort in the last half and a vigorous rushing game. Iowa had only 64 yards rushing in the first half, which ended in a 10-10 tie. Iowa rushed for 211 in the second half. Tailback Mike Saunders rushed for a career-high 167 yards and scored a touchdown in the third quarter to put Iowa ahead for good. Fullback Lew Montgomery rushed for 70 yards 57 in the second half. Jim Hartlieb played quarterback for the second successive game because of Matt Rodgers' knee injury. Ha mmn awn At 1U nacmic fnr 99 yards and one touchdown against beaten 18 consecutive times. Iowa's defense recorded eight quarterback sacks, increasing its school-record total to 55. John Derby had three, Larry Blue two, and Brett Bielema, Leroy Smith and Jason Du-monteach had one. Smith now owns the Big Ten single-season record with 17 sacks. Minnesota update: It's been a long season for Coach John Gutekunst and his team. The Gophers lost Saturday to Wisconsin, 19-16. They share last place in the Big Ten with the Badgers. Minnesota and Michigan State have the worst overall records in the conference at 2-8. However, you won't get Fry and his Iowa players to feel sorry for the Gophers. Minnesota left the Hawk-eyes with a 5-6 record with a 43-7 , victory at Iowa City two years ago, then upset Rose Bowl-bound Iowa, 31-24, last season at Minneapolis. Iowa injury update: Tackle Ron (Geater, who went into the Northwestern game as Iowa's season tackle leader, left early with a severe ankle sprain. He'll miss the game against Minnesota but Fry says he'll ' be back for the Holiday Bowl. Rodgers dressed for the Northwestern game and threw the ball In pregame warmups. Fry said he expects him to be ready for Minnesota. Defensive tackle Jeff Nelson and nose guard Rod Davis didn't make the trip to Evanston, 111. Whether either will play against Minnesota is uncertain. RonMaly 10WA STATE (3-6-1, 1-4-1) Opponent Colorado (7-2-1, 5-0-1) Whenwhere: 1 2: 10 p.m. CDT, Saturday, Cyclone Stadium, Ames. Television: None Iowa State update: if there has been one thing Coach Jim Walden has learned this season, it is how to be versatile. ' "This was the 10th week and I've coached 10 different teams," Walden said, referring to injuries that have sidelined a number of starting players and top reserves. "It's kind of interesting to coach a different team a week but it's not something you want to do." The Cyclones will be looking for their first victory at home in two months in the final game of the season Saturday against No. 15 Colorado. The last victory in front of friendly faces was Sept. 7 against Eastern Illinois. Since that game, there have been home losses to Iowa, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State and Kansas State. But the Cyclones are just a shell of the team that last won at Ames. Of the 22 who started against Eastern Illinois, six are injured and will watch Saturday's finale from the ,r sidelines. This includes starting t, quarterback Chris Pedersen. Iowa State needs success to avoid Iowa, ISU, IJM a season with the fewest conference victories since 1984. In that season, the Cyclones had an 0-5-2 record under Coach Jim Criner. "I'm proud of my players," Walden said after Saturday's 38-13 loss to No. 11 Nebraska. "They keep playing hard; they're trying their best to play as best they know how. I hope we can hang on." Saturday will be the final game for 12 Iowa State seniors, including five who started against Nebraska Lance Henkel, Travis Block, Matt Rehberg, Mark Dunn and Larry Rati-gan. Colorado update: Fullback James Hill capped an 80-yard drive with a 1-yard touchdown run with 40 seconds left Saturday as Colorado rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat Kansas, 30-24. Colorado and Nebraska are tied for the Big Eight Conference lead with 5-0-1 records, while Oklahoma is in third with a 5-1 record. If the Buffaloes defeat Iowa State, and if Nebraska loses to Oklahoma, Colorado would go to the Orange Bowl for the third successive time. Otherwise, they would go to either the Blockbuster Bowl, which is committed to taking the Big Eight runner-up, or the Gator Bowl, which will take the league's third-place team. Iowa State injury update: Fullback Sundiata Patterson suffered a bruised sternum Saturday and is questionable. Defensive tackle Travis Block also is questionable after spraining an ankle. Quarterback Kevin Caldwell is expected to play despite a sore right elbow. Colorado injury update: Quarterback Darian Hagan sprained his ankle in the first quarter Saturday. His status for the Iowa State game uncertain. Randy Peterson NORTHERN IOWA (9-1, 4-1) Opponent: Eastern Illinois (4-6, 2-3) WhenWhere: 1:30 p.m. CDT, Um-uome, Jedar rails. Northern Iowa update: The Panthers are one victory from holding sole possession of the Gateway Conference football championship for the first time in four years. But Northern Iowa's players, who are ranked fourth in Division I-AA, won't let their seven-game winning streak detract from the matter at hand, Coach Terry Allen said. "They want to win the conference title outright, but to do that we have to beat a very good Eastern Illinois team," Allen said Sunday, one day after Northern Iowa clinched its second consecutive berth in the Division I-AA playoffs and a share of its second consecutive league title with a 24-17 victory at Western Illinois. The Gateway title was supposed to go to Northern Iowa, according to a preseason poll. The Panthers continue to show a balanced offensive attack 219 yards passing and 179 rushing per game while the defense has given up an average of 239 yards per game and forced 27 turnovers, 13 more than Northern Iowa has. "We are capable of playing against anyone in Division I-AA, Northern Iowa linebacker Peter Burns said. Eastern Illinois update: Eastern II linois is 0-7-1 against Northern Iowa at the UNI-Dome, but the last three meetings under the Teflon roof have been decided by a total of six points, It has been a highly frustrating year for Eastern Illinois. The Blue Panthers have lost four one-point games, including a string of three in consecutive weeks. They also lost to Iowa State, 42-13. Eastern Illinois snapped a two-game losing streak, Saturday, with a 35-29 victory against visiting South' west Missouri State. Tailback Jamie Jones has been a key offensive player for Eastern Illi nois. He's rushed for 1,243 yards his second consecutive season over 1,000 and gained 270 more with his team-high 26 pass receptions. Quarterback Jeff Thome has com pleted nearly 63 percent of his passes (143 of 228) for 1,838 yards and 20 touchdowns. Flanker Jason Cook leads the team with 349 receiving yards on 16 catches. Northern Iowa injury update: Allen said Burns and defensive end Tony Monroe are expected to play against Eastern Illinois. Both sus tained knee injuries at Western Mi nois. Dan McCool Playoffs Ahead Iowa Wesleyan, Coe and Simpson get bids By DAN JOHNSON Rkgistf.r Staff Writer Central College's seven-year string of playoff appearances was snapped Sunday, but three other Iowa col leges will play in postseason games. Iowa Wesleyan was selected to the eight-team NAIA Division I playoffs, and Simpson and Coe were named to the 16-school NCAA Division III field. Simpson, which claimed the Iowa Conference crown Saturday night with a 30-0 victory over Buena Vista, was seeded second in the West Regional and will play third-seeded Wisconsin-La Crosse at Indianola on Saturday. Coe was seeded fourth and will play top-seeded St. John's at Collegeville, Minn. Coe and Central each had a 9-1 record, both losing only to Simpson. Coe was selected because it won the Midwest Conference title. Central finished second in the Iowa Conference. "Coe and Central were given strong consideration," said Robert Deming, chairman of the Division III Football Committee. "Coe won its conference, and we feel it should have the right to go for a national title." Deming said it has to be an exceptional case for the committee to take two schools from the same conference. "I'm glad the voters gave someone from the Midwest Athletic Conference a chance to play," Coe Coach D. J. LeRoy said. "Both teams are 9-1 . Both are very good teams. 1 think what it came down to was they wanted to have everybody represented." LeRoy said he thinks Central has a right to be disappointed, "as we would have if we were not in. ... I just hope we can do as good a job as Central has done in the past." LeRoy said he believes Coe's 26-10 victory over previously undefeated Beloit proved the Kohawks' worth to the committee. "Had Beloit won, they surely would have been in," he said. Central had qualified for the Division III playoffs every year since Detmer saves BYU with 599 air yards BYU Continuedfrom, Page IS total with eight sacks against Northwestern. Linebacker John Derby led with three, and end Leroy Smith now has a Big Ten record 17 after getting one against the Wildcats. Because the Brigham Young-San Diego State game took so long to play, Edwards and his players didn't get back to Provo, Utah, until 6 a.m. Sunday. "The game that comes the closest to equaling Saturday night's was against Southern Methodist in the 1980 Holiday Bowl," Edwards said. "Eric Dickerson was playing for Southern Methodist then. We were behind by 20 points with 4 minutes to play, but won, 46-45." Brigham Young's quarterback was Jim McMahon, who completed 32 of 49 passes for 446 yards. Brigham Young rallied from a 28-point deficit Saturday against San Diego State. Asked if there was a point in the game when he doubted his team would be able to win, Edwards said, "Yeah, like about the first 59 minutes.'.' Edwards said he had never seen a better quarterback performance than the one turned in by Detmer. "He was totally unreal," Edwards said. "He's as good as I've ever been around. "The stitches over his eye didn't bother him. He's a tough little guy." Edwards played for the tie, not wanting to risk defeat, at the end. "I figured the tie would put us in great shape to win the WAC champi 1984 and had won the West Regional five times. Iowa Wesleyan staged a celebration Sunday morning when it was named to the NAIA playoffs. The Tigers, with a 10-1 record, will play Moorhead State at 2 p.m. Saturday in Moorhead, Minn. Ellsworth 38, Hibbing 36 The Register's Iowa News Service Cedar Falls, la. Todd Senters kicked a 37-yard field goal with 4 seconds remaining to lift Ellsworth Community College to an RC Cola Bowl victory over Hibbing Community College of Minnesota Sunday at the UNI-Dome. Ellsworth started the winning drive from its 40-yard line with 48 seconds. Tony Baker completed a 16-yard pass to Tony Baker, then hit Baker again for a 10-yard gain. Ellsworth was called for holding on the next play and was penalized to the 44-yard line. Then Baker com- pleted a 24-yard pass to Charles Da vis to set up the field goal attempt. The Panthers rolled up 478 yards in the game, 185 of it by Randy Lyons, who carried the ball 26 times. Ellsworth, ranked 15th, finished the season with a 9-2 record. It was the Panthers' third straight RC Cola Bowl victory. Harper 20, North Iowa 9 Cedar Falls, la. (AP) Steve Matthews threw two touchdown passes to lead Harper Junior College of Illinois over North Iowa Area Community College of Mason City in the opening game of the RC Cola Bowl Sunday. NIACC (7-3) scored first in the opener, on Shawn Kastelic's 68-yard pass to Walter Williams, but Harper (10-2) came back with two second-quarter touchdowns. Derrick Harris scored on a 3-yard sprint and Matthews connected with Jason Calla-brese on a 31 -yard throw. The Trojans tackled Matthews in the end zone for a safety in the third quarter, but missed the go-ahead touchdown when Kastelic found Scott Stover in the end zone and referees waived off the play because Kastelic was tripped and his knee hit the ground as he was throwing. onship against Utah," he said. Edwards, who has a 182-62-2 record at Brigham Young, said he knows Iowa Coach Hayden Fry well. "I've never coached against him," he said. "But we've served together on the board of trustees of the American Football Coaches' Association." Edwards said he has seen Iowa play on television this season the most recent time being the Hawk-eyes' 31-21 victory over Purdue on Oct. 26. "It's a typical Iowa team very strong and big," Edwards said. "I'm impressed with Matt Rodgers, the quarterback." Rodgers has missed the Hawk-eyes' last two games because of a knee injury sustained Oct. 2 against Ohio State. BYU SOSU 37 30 35-168 40-127 599 568 0 32 31-54-3 29-36-1 4-36 4-39 OO 2-1 11-79 6-79 29:37 30:23 11 14 21 82 21 10 782 Frrct daunt Rushas-yarda Passing yards Return yards Passts Punts Fumbtevtost Ptnaltm-yards Turn ot possession Brtfnem Young . ( SanDtaanttata 14 B-WWis 31 pass from Detmer (kick tailed) S Scott 75 from Lowery (TreKas Wdi) S Faulk 2 run (Trakas kick) B Valdai 20 pass from Detmer (Atuaia pass from Detmer) S Faulk 80 pass from Lowery (Trakas kick) B FG Kauftman 37 S Faulk 4 run (Trakas kick) S Scott 79 pass from Lowery (Trakas kick) S Faulk IS pass from Lowery (Trakas kick) S-FQ Trakas 41 B WHM 49 pass from Detmer (Lever kick) B Ren 10 pass from Detmer (Lever kick) B Tuipulotu 20 pass from Detmer (Lever kick) S Williams 47 pass from Lowery (Trakas kick) B Atuaia 4 pass from Detmer (Lever kick) B Wims 9 run (Lever kick) A-56.737. INDIVIDUAL LEADERS Ruehtng Brigham Young: Tuipulotu IMS. Willis 1 146; San OesoState: Faulk 20-1 18. Plttman 14-49 Paeslng erigham Young: Detmer 31-S4-3-S99; San Diego State: Lowery 26-39-1-568. Receiving Brigham Young: WWis 8-163. Drage 4-117. Mawuaki 2-77. Anderson 37. R S-51. NowatW 2-38, Tmpukrtu 3-33. Valdai 2-27. Mortensen 1-22. San Diego State: Scott 8-243. Faulk 6-116, P Rowe 4-92. Williams 3-66. Harris 2-29, R Rowe 2-18. 3 APT0P25 (First-place votes, record, points, previous ranking) 1 Miami (46) (9-0) 1.486 2 2 Washington (14) (lO-O) 1.446 3 3 Florida State (10-1) 1.371 1 4 Michigan(9-1) 1.313 4 5 Florida (9-1) 1.270 5 6. California (9-1) 1.178 6 7. Perm State-(9-2) 1.111 8 8 Alabama (9-1) 1,047 7 9. Iowa (9-1) 1,036 9 10 Tennessee (7-2) 929 10 11 Nebraska(8-1-1) 899 11 12 Texas A&M (8-1) 896 13 13 East Carolina (9-1) 731 14 14 Clemson(7-l-l) 719 15 15 Colorado (7-2-1) 622 16 16 Syracuse (8-2) 561 17 17 Notre Dame (8-3) 523 12 18. Ohio State (8-2) 490 19 19 Oklahoma (8-2) 476 18 20Virglnia(7-2-l) 383 21 21 Stanford (7-3) 304 22 22. N.C. State (8-2) 169 24 23Tulsa(7-2) 121 - 24. Georgia (7-3) 90 25 UCLA (7-3) 87 - Others receiving votes Brigham Young 83"i. Baylor 59. San Diego State 26'i. Georgia Tech 18. Bowling Green 16. Air force 13. Fresno State 12. Mississippi State 8. Illinois 6. ATTENTION HAWKEYE FANS!! 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Tennessee (7-2) 850 12 13 Clemson(7-l-l) 750 14 14 Colorado (7-2-1) 656 15 15 East Carolina (9-1) 593 17 16 Oklahoma (8-2) 568 16 17 Syracuse (8-2) 540 18 18 Ohio State (8-2) 504 19 19. Notre Dame (8-3) 435 13 20. Virginia (7-2-1) 310 21 21,Stanford(7-3) 223 24 22. N.Carolina State (8-2) 215 22 23. Fresno State (9-1) 129 25 24. Brigham Young(7-3-l) 109 23 25. UCLA (7-3) 102 Others receiving votes Georgia 84. Tulsa 79, Baylor 54, San Diego State 34, Bowling Green 33, Illinois 19. Air Force 18. Auburn 18. Texas 16. Virginia Tech 10. Mississippi State 10. Georgia Tech 7. Louisiana Tech 5. North Carolina 5. Pittsburgh 3, Indiana 1. West Virginia 1 . Arkansas 1 . Kansas State 1 . EFFERSOt 515-283-2271 LINES 800-359-5333 Court, E. Des Moines Lost Hair Get the whole picture on restoring it. The Elliott-Thomas Medical Group eliminates the confusion of choosing a solution for hair loss. 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