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! 6S The Des Moines Register Monday, November 4, 1991 College Football ISU's DouBrava not defensive about his statistics Like everyone else associated with the Iowa State football program, he just wanted another victory. decision to attend Iowa State. "I'll never be sorry I came here," he said. "I maybe could have gone other places, but I might not have played until my junior or senior year. I wasn't guaranteed I could play here either, but I felt I had a better chance." DouBrava was so hopeful of a big season that he devoted his summer to football. He said it was work that has not gone to waste, despite what the conference standings may indi- cate. He is contemplating the same routine this summer. "I stayed here and went to summer school," he said. "I did it mainly to stay close to football. I lifted weights five times a week and ran three or four nights a week. It was my first summer here, and it was a pretty good time, hanging out with people who were all working to get better. I pretty much had a bum summer. I was a real student." his coach has called him "an all-American candidate." Like everyone else associated with the Iowa State football program, he just wanted another victory. "I'm not concerned about any of that," DouBrava said. "Sure it would be nice, but that's not why I'm playing football." He plays football at Iowa State because no one else gave him a chance. He wasn't heavily recruited because of questionable size and speed. "There were a lot of people In front of me when I got here, and I ' was like a lot of guys who wondered if they'd ever get a chance to play," he said. "A lot of people say that you're too small or that you're not fast enough. But I never really gave it much thought. I'm happy with the progress I've had. I've just got to keep building on it." And regardless of the team's record, he never will second-guess his The safety has made fewer tackles this season than last, thanks to the Cyclones' improved defensive line. By RANDY PETERSON Register Staft Writer Ames, la. Just because his statistics might not match those of a season ago does not. mean Iowa State safety Mark DouBrava is in the throes of an off year. What it means is the rest of the defense is doing its job. Last season, DouBrava led Big Eight Conference defensive backs in tackles and was an honorable-mention selection on the all-conference team. Translated, the defensive line sprung a leak. . This season, the junior from Ur- bandale isn't having as many head-on collisions. Translated, the defensive line hasn't allowed as many rushers to reach the secondary. DouBrava is tied with linebacker Dan Milner as Iowa State's leading tackier with 76. At this rate, the 6-foot 192-pound junior would finish the season with 104 tackles, 19 shy of last year's total. "That's fine with me," DouBrava said. "I'm not making as many tackles as I did last year, but that's the way it should be. I haven't been needed as much to make tackles, which means the defensive line and linebackers are doing their job. It enables me to concentrate on other things, like pass interceptions and forced fumbles." And blocked field-goal attempts. DouBrava came through with what Iowa State Coach Jim Walden called the biggest play of the game Satur- The Week Ahead Iowa, ISU, UNI AP TOP 25 (First-place votes, record, points, previous ranking) 1 . Florida State (53) (9-0) 1 ,492 1 2. Miami (Fla.) (3) (7-0) 1,413 2 2. Washington (4) (8-0) 1,413 3 4. Michigan (7-1) 1,314 4 5. Notre Dame (8-1 ) 1 .239 5 6. Florida(7-l) 1,219 6 7. California (7-1) 1,073 10 8. Alabama (7-2) 1.060 7 9. Penn State (7-2) 1,004 8 10.lowa(7-l) 969 n 11. Nebraska (6-1-1) 884 9 12 TexasA & M(6-l) 851 12 13. Tennessee (5-2) 770 14 14. Colorado (5-2-1) 656 15 15. Clemson (5-1-1) 624 16 16 East Carolina (7-1) 581 17 17. Syracuse (7-2) 502 18 18. N.Carolina State (7-1) 469 19 19. Ohio State (6-2) 403 13 20 Oklahoma (6-2) 398 20 21Baylor(7-2) 334 21 22. UCLA (6-2) 288 23 23. Georgia (6-2) 272 22 24. Virginia (6-2-1) 79 25. Indiana (5-2-1) 74 Others receiving votes Tulsa 28. Brigham Young 22. Stanford 16. Illinois 14, Arkansas 11, Texas Christian 9. Air Force 6. Bowling Green 5. Mississippi State 5. Fresno State 2, Georgia Tech 1. COACHES' TOP 25 (First-place votes, record, points, previous ranking) RUSHING Att Ydt. v. Citw Dunbar. Indiana 254 1.284 S.I 160.5 Cobb. Rice 258 1,236 4 8 154 5 Benjamin. Pacific 161 1.251 7 8 139 0 Smith. Cen. Michigan 335 1,297 3 9 1297 Brown. Nebraska 178 1,033 5 8 1291 Hill.TexasA&M 160 900 5 6 128 5 Hughley, Tulsa 176 894 5 1 127.7 Davis. Louisiana Tech 162 868 5 4 124 0 White. California 185 956 5.2 119 5 T. Smith, So. Miss 147 816 5 6 116 5 Powers Michigan 186 920 4 9 115 0 Sands Kansas 179 886 4 9 110 7 Varbrough. Fuller. St 187 871 4.7 108 8 Curtis. Ohio 222 939 4 2 104 3 K Williams. UCLA 106 711 6.7 101 5 PASSING Att Com p. Yds. PH. Barsotti. Fresno State Grbac, Michigan Mirer, Notre Dame Detmer. Bngham Young. J. Blake. E. Carolina Weldon. Florida St Kopp, Pacific Sacca. Penn State Blundin, Virginia .... Pawlawski. California Maddox. UCLA Matthews, Florida McCant. Nebraska Stenstrom. Stanford Joe. Baylor 22. Rodgert, Iowa 155 98 178 119 157 93 290 180 1.491 1742 1,470 1725 1,558 1681 2.748 161 9 2.092 159 8 1,829 159 6 2,962 1555 1.977 151 2 1.450 150 5 1.897 1498 1.889 149 6 2.257 1495 1,073 1474 1.021 146 3 1.568 1 46 2 1,784 140.8 228 208 180 129 349 213 227 131 184 109 143 230 216 133 260 157 128 73 122 159 221 69 91 145 RECEIVING No. Yds. Game 1 'Ill; ; Its:! " y A T :VV .,' nii'lliiiiilWiiihilfii' " . . k. V ,4MIv. day when he blocked a 22-yard field-goal attempt by Jeff Jacke with 9VS minutes to play in a 23-22 victory against Missouri. "That was big, very big," Walden said, "It seems like if there's a big play to be made, Mark DouBrava is going to at least be in the vicinity." DouBrava said he was not seeking personal glory. He couldn't care less about how many people he tackles, his all-conference possibilities and the fact IOWA STATE (3-4-1, 1-2-1) Opponent: Kansas State (1-3-0, 4-4-0). Whenwhere: 1 p.m. Saturday, Cyclone Stadium, Ames. Television: None. Iowa State update: Jim Walden is a proponent of a wide-open style of offense. The more free-wheeling the better, he says. But sometimes his team doesn't always practice what he preaches. Out of necessity, the Iowa State football team has become landlocked at least that was the case in last Saturday's 23-22 victory against Missouri, and there is no reason to believe things will change Saturday in a game against Kansas State. Injuries to quarterbacks Chris Pedersen and Bob Utter have forced Kevin Caldwell into action. In his second game as a collegiate quarterback, Caldwell responded Saturday with Iowa State's first touchdown in 12 quarters and 154 yards rushing. He threw only one pass, partly because of the gloves he wore on the 22-degree day. Walden said there won't be much tinkering with Iowa State's game plan this week. It should come as no surprise if Caldwell is Iowa State's leading rusher again Saturday. Kansas State is fifth against the rush in the Big Eight Conference and fresh off permitting Oklahoma's Mike Gaddis 191 yards in a 28-7 loss to the Sooners. Kansas State update: Walden calls the Wildcats the most-improved team in the Big Eight Conference, but they suffered their third-straight loss Saturday and fell to 1-3 in the conference and 4-4 overall. The losses have been against the giants of the conference Nebraska, Colorado and Oklahoma. Nebraska had to come up with a goal-line stand at the end of the game before defeating the Wildcats, 38-31, and Colorado could manage only one touchdown in a 10-0 victory. Kansas State is coached by former Iowa assistant Bill Snyder, who inherited a team that did not win a game in Stan Parrish's final season as the head coach in 1988. Iowa State injury update: The players injured Saturday defensive backs Kevin Fulton and Kevin Lazard, and linebacker Matt Nitchie are expected to practice this week, Walden said. Fulton and Lazard suffered ankle injuries, Nitchie a pulled groin. , Randy Peterson Former Drake Coach Triumphs 65 558 9 2 73 1,285 9 1 54 783 6 7 46 581 65 59 942 65 59 793 65 50 731 62 62 998 6.2 43 725 6 1 47 765 58 47 672 58 46 676 5.7 57 742 57 51 663 5 6 51 555 56 BILL NEiBEROAUTHE REGISTER Leroy Smith of Iowa wraps up Ohio State quarterback Kent Graham for a loss during the Hawkeyes' 16-9 victory on Saturday. Iowa remained in second place in the Big Ten behind Michigan. IOWA (7-1, 4-1) .1.457 1 .1,395 2 .1,386 3 .1.295 4 1,231 5 .1,192 6 .1.033 9 1,013 8 ..962 11 .. 952 10 ..864 7 .. 846 12 .. 677 15 .. 668 14 .. 648 16 .. 550 17 .. 497 18 .. 452 19 .. 446 20 .. 363 , 13 ... 339 21 ... 251 24 ... 226 22 ... 109 - ... 54 - Others receiving votes Virginia 44, Illinois 30. Texas Christian 21, San Diego State 18. Texas 18. Fresno State 18. Tulsa 17. Georgia Tech 16. Arkansas 16. Virginia Tech 15. Stanford 9. Bowling Green 9. Air Force 7. Duke 5. Pittsburgh 5. West Virginia 5. Mississippi State 4. North Carolina 4. Hawaii 2, Louisiana Tech 2, Arizona State 1 . Boston College 1 . km State 1, Kansas I Conf. Overall W. L. T. W. L. T. Off. Del-Michigan 5 0 0 7 1 0 244 146 Iowa 4 1 0 7 1 0 245 127 Indiana 4 1 0 5 2 1 220 144 OhioState 3 2 0 6 2 0 202 110 Illinois 3 2 0 5 3 0 196 121 Northwestern 2 3 0 3 5 0 122 191 Purdue 2 3 0 3 5 0 156 190 Minnesota 1 4 0 2 6 0 68 173 Mich. State 1 4 0 1 7 0 98 214 Wisconsin 0 5 0 3 5 0 114 124 Mark DouBrava Not an off year NORTHERN IOWA (7-1, 2-1) Opponent: Indiana State (4-5, 2-3). ; Whenwhere: 7 p.m. Saturday, i UNI-Dome, Cedar Falls. j Northern Iowa update: "The best i thing we have going for us is we fi- : nally get to play at home again," Northern Iowa Coach Terry Allen j said Sunday. The Panthers are looking to make ; a run for at least a share of a second I consecutive Gateway Conference championship, but Allen said the fo- j cus can only be on Indiana State. i "It's the lunch pail crew again ... I one game at a time," Allen said Sun- ! day, one day after the Panthers scored a 22-0 conference victory at Southwest Missouri State. The Panthers, 7-1 and ranked fourth in Division I-AA, have won five consecutive games. They have not played in front of a UNI-Dome crowd since Oct. 5. Allen said Northern Iowa may seek just a victory rather than restitution against Indiana State, which won last year's game, 33-23, and kept the Panthers from an outright league title. "We might be obsessed more with winning a conference championship than with revenge," Allen said. Northern Iowa injuries: Allen said sophomore halfback Ed Threatt, injured in the Western Kentucky game, is out for the season after undergo-1 ing surgery for a torn ligament in his j left thumb. Allen also said freshman tight end Aaron Lancaster is questionable for Saturday's game because of broken ribs. Lancaster did not make the trip to Springfield, Mo. William Freeney, a junior linebacker, may have sustained a broken bone in his right hand, but will play i against Indiana State, Allen said. ; Indiana State update: The Sycamores snapped a two-game losing streak with a 7-6 Gateway Conference victory against league-leading Western Illinois, which was ranked No. 1 2 in Division I-AA. Indiana State has used the talent of senior running back Derrick : Franklin to move the football this season. The Sycamores average 312 total yards 218 by rushing per i game. Franklin, the league's top rusher, is averaging 133 yards. He had a string of 10 consecutive games of more than 100 yards ended against Western Illinois, when he gained 43 yards. Dan McCool Another Hartlieb helps Iowa win at Ohio State IOWA Continued from Page IS spirit on that squad," Lou said. Iowa and Indiana are tied for second place in the Big Ten Conference with 4-1 records. A Hawkeye victory Saturday would all but lock up a bid to the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Diego. The Hawkeyes, with a 7-1 overall record, are expected to receive a bid to the Florida Citrus Bowl if they don't go to the Holiday Bowl. The Holiday and Florida Citrus were among six bowls that had representatives at the Iowa-Ohio State game. The Florida Citrus Bowl will be played Jan. 1 in Orlando, Fla. Another of the Hartliebs' sons, John, is a freshman defensive end and special teams player for the Hawkeyes. He has been playing behind Leroy Smith, who had a record-setting day against Ohio State. Smith's five quarterback sacks broke the school record of four set by Jim Johnson against Purdue in 1989, and matched by Ron Geater against Purdue on Oct. 26. Smith's 13 sacks for the season also are an Iowa season record. Johnson held the mark with 12 in 1989. SATURDAY'S GAMES Illinois 22, Wisconsin 6 Indiana 34, Minnesota 8 Iowa 16, Ohio State 9 Michigan 42, Purdue 0 Northwestern 16, Michigan State 13 SATURDAY, NOV. 9 Noon Illinois at Purdue Noon Northwestern at Michigan 1:05 Michigan State at Wisconsin 1 30 Ohio State at Minnesota 2:35 Indiana at Iowa SATURDAY, NOV. 16 Noon Michigan State at Purdue 12:30 Indiana at Ohio State 1:00 Michigan at Illinois 1:05 Iowa at Northwestern 1:30 Wisconsin at Minnesota SATURDAY, NOV. 23 11:15 Ohio State at Michigan Noon Illinois at Michigan State Noon Purdue at Indiana 1:05 Minnesota at Iowa 1:05 Northwestern at Wisconsin Gilbert. Houston Turner. Pacific Lachapele. UCLA Blackwell. Tex. Christ Primus. Colorado St Ursin. Tulane Walsh. Stanford Winston, New Mexico Grant, Houston Moore. Utah State Howard. Michigan M Smith. Kansas State.. Rivers. Wyoming Szlachcic. Bowl Green... Guarantno. Rutgers OFFENSE Att Yds Game Pacific Fresno State Nebraska Washington San Jose State.. UCLA California Florida State Tennessee Notre Dame 23. Iowa 666 4.904 651 4,342 593 4,055 638 3.901 627 3.853 611 3.844 632 3.830 680 4.297 569 3.276 615 4.204 585 3,347 544 8 542 7 5068 487.6 4816 480 5 4787 478 7 4680 467 1 418.3 RUSHING OFF. Att. Ydt. Game Air Force 648 3.525 352 5 Nebraska 432 2,793 3491 Army 522 2,569 321.1 Fresno State 416 2.287 285.9 Notre Dame 450 2,543 282.6 Alabama 408 2,205 275.6 Hawaii 424 2.187 273.4 Texas A & M 384 1,854 264 9 Clemson 374 1,706 2437 Akron 406 1.936 242 0 41. Iowa 340 1,410 176.3 60. Iowa State 359 1,265 158.1 PASSING OFF. Comp. Yds. Game Pacific Houston Bngham Young... Florida San Jose State ... New Mexico Miami (Fla.) East Carolina Tennessee Texas Christian.., 23. Iowa . 385 234 378 207 3.230 358 9 2.430 347.1 2.827 314 1 2.477 309 6 2,460 307 5 3.016 301.6 2,072 296.0 2.348 293 5 2.050 292.9 2.017 2881 1,937 242.1 303 287 292 . 428 187 172 161 209 139 155 165 168 157 247 . 270 . 258 279 .245 DEFENSE Att. Ydt. Game Washington Miami (Fla.) Clemson Texas Texas A&M Central Michigan.. Miami (Ohio) Penn State Iowa Florida State 519 1.790 499 1.777 448 1.779 480 1.816 464 1,854 670 2649 607 2.393 577 2.405 496 2,148 571 2,421 2238 2539 2541 2594 2649 2649 2659 2672 268.5 269.0 JOHN VIGH'S HIGH CLASS Consultant! GIANTSEAGLES OVERUNDER f GUARANTEED ?-0 AS SEEN ONT.V. 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He said he doesn't expect the senior quarterback to be ready for the Indiana game. Indiana update: The Hoosiers stayed in contention for a bowl with a 34-8 victory over Minnesota. The game marked the return of Coach Bill Mallory from a one-game suspension for criticizing officials. "It feels good to be back," Mallory said. "That's what I get paid to do coach." Vaughn Dunbar, who leads the Big Ten and ranks second nationally in rushing, ran for 153 yards and three touchdowns against Minnesota. It was the 13th time in the 20 games Dunbar has played at Indiana that he ran for at least 100. "You can't just stop the rush and beat us," Dunbar said. "We have a lot of talent spread out. "You're going to have to stop more than the running game." RonMaly The previous NCAA comeback records were shared by two Division III teams that stormed back from 33-point deficits. In 1984, Salisbury State trailed Randolph-Macon, 33-0, early in the second quarter and rallied to win, 34-33. In 1980, Wisconsin-Platteville rallied from a 33-0 deficit to beat Wisconsin-Eau Claire, 52-43. Orange Bowl picture a Big Eight deadlock now could be an Orange Bowl quandry later. No. 11 Colorado and No. 14 Colorado played to a 19-19 tie Saturday night and remain tied for the Big Eight lead with 3-0-1 records. On a frigid day in Boulder, Colorado's Greg Thomas blocked a 41-yard field-goal attempt by Byron Bennett as time ran out, keeping things knotted up. The Orange Bowl usually would take the highest-rated team if there is a tie for the Big Eight championship. Nebraska played to a tie for the first time in 190 games dating to 1976. No. 20 Oklahoma is in second place with a 3-1 record. Nebraska plays Oklahoma Nov. 29 in the last game of the season. Opponent Indiana (5-2-1, 4-1). Whenwhere: 2:35 p.m. Saturday, Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City. Television: ABC. Iowa update: The Hawkeyes moved closer to wrapping up a bid to the Holiday Bowl by getting past Ohio State, 16-9, for their fourth victory in a row. Ohio State was tied with Iowa and Indiana for second place in the Big Ten, but now it's just the Hawkeyes and Hoosiers who are deadlocked with 4-1 conference records. Another strong defensive effort helped Iowa beat Ohio State. The Hawkeyes held the Buckeyes scoreless in the last half, and limited them to season lows of 124 rushing yards and 221 total yards. Iowa has a 4-0 record on the road. Coach Hayden Fry's teams have won 49 road games one more than they have won at Iowa City. Even though quarterback Matt Rodgers had to leave the game with a sprained knee late in the third quarter, Jim Hartlieb guided the offense well in the final minutes. Rodgers completed 20 of 27 passes for 258 yards and one touchdown before being sidelined. Hartlieb connected on four of six attempts for 25 yards. Iowa sacked Ohio State quarter "It was the shortest one I've ever tried," Jones said. "I knew it was long enough, but it barely was." "It was a hard game," Fresno State Coach Jim Sweeney said. "Utah State has a much, much better football team than their record implies." Record comeback At halftime, with his team leading by 28 points, Weber State Coach Dave Arslanian was preparing his victory speech. "I was going to say that these were two great football teams and we were fortunate to win," Arslanian said. It turned out that Weber State wasn't so fortunate after all. Undefeated Nevada staged the greatest comeback in NCAA football history, making up a 35-point deficit to win, 55-49. Nevada trailed, 42-14, at the half and, 49-14, early in the third period. The turnaround left Arslanian stunned. "I didn't think they could come back from that far down." Nobody else did, either. "This one is the Miracle on Virginia Street," Nevada Coach Chris Ault said. "I don't have enough words in my vocabulary to describe it. ... They went up 35. 1 felt, boy, this is going to take a miracle." Shelton, Utah State knock off 25th-ranked Fresno State, 20-19 Conf. Overall W. L. T. W. L. T. Off. Def. Nebraska 3 0 1 6 1 1 335 158 Colorado 3 0 1 5 2 1 221 100 Oklahoma 3 1 0 6 2 0 244 105 Kansas . 2 2 0 5 3 0 216 126 Iowa State 1 2 1 3 4 1 123 174 Kansas State 1 3 0 4 4 0 158 193 Missouri 1 3 0 3 4 1 176 262 Okla. State 0 3 1 0 7 1 62 234 fROM Register Wire Services Logan, Utah Perhaps Chuck Shelton spoke too soon. The Utah State coach said he would resign at the end of the season because the Aggies haven't been getting the job done on the field. On Saturday, Utah State made its outgoing coach look like a wizard by beating 25th- Shelton ret I? Resided Big West Conference game. "The defense played excellent, and the offense played hard," said Shelton, who coached at Drake from 1977 to 1985. "I felt at halftone we could win the game. This win is as good as any I've ever had." Sean Jones kicked a 45-yard field goal with 51 seconds left and Donald Toomer Intercepted a pass as time expired as Utah State handed Fresno State its first loss in eight games. Utah State has a 2-6 record. Jones, who handles kickoffs and long-distance field goals for Utah State, was 0-for-6 this season before lining up for his last-minute attempt. V'1 A 1 4 SATURDAY'S GAMES Colorado 19. Nebraska 19 (tie) Iowa State 23. Missouri 22 Kansas 31, Oklahoma State 0 Oklahoma 28, Kansas State 7 SATURDAY, NOV. 9 1:00 Kansas State at Iowa State 1:00 Nebraska at Kansas 1:00 Oklahoma at Missouri 1:30 Colorado at Oklahoma State Spring term start for High Tech RoboticsAutomation High Tech Computers High Tech Biomedical programs at Of3Des Moines Area "LJ Community College State-of-the-art training Good job placement Call 964-6277 for information

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