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, rjjM-irryiii , ..iniw mirw-i (-r-r"rViT'" 'I ' i "i""'"" iniiTrT"m"l''i i"Tt " wwww"rm"mw',-r"mi"mm GS The Des Moines Register Monday, October 14, 1991 College Football The Week Ahead Iowa, ISU, UNI & COACHES' TOP 25 APT0P25 IOWA (4-1, 1-1) (First-place votes, record, points, previous ranking) 1. Florida State (56) (6-0) 1.472 1 2 Miami(Fla.)(l)(5-0) 1.392 2 3 Washmgton(l)(5-0) 1.384 3 4. Michigan (4-1) 1,282 5 5NotreDame(5-l) 1.236 7 6. Florida (5-1) 1.179 10 7. California (5-0) 1.021 13 8. Tennessee (4-1) 998 4 9. Nebraska (4-1) 922 14 10. Penn State (5-2) 883 9 11. North Carolina State (5-0) 856 16 12.0klahoma(4-l) 760 6 13 Illinois (4-1) 744 20 14. Alabama (5-1) 691 19 15. kwa(4-l) 664 17 16 Baylor (5-1) 629 8 17. Georgia (5-1) 571 22 18. Ohio State (5-1) 504 11 19 TexasA4M(3-l) 382 21 20. Pittsburgh (5-1) 316 12 21. Clemson (3-1-1) 239 18 22. Colorado (3-2) 229 25 23 EastCarolina(5-l) 170 24. Syracuse (4-2) 138 15 25. Aruona State (4-1) 122 Others receiving votes Mississippi State 80, Auburn 77. Air Force 47. Fresno State 24. Georgia Tech 29. Texas 27, Indiana 25, Southern Cal 22. UCLA 19, North Carolina 10. Mississippi 8, Rutgers 5, Arkansas 3. Virginia 3, Texas Christian 2, Rice 1. (First-place votes, record, points, previous ranking) 1. Florida State (55) (M) 1,471 1 2. Miami, Fla. (3) (5-0) 1 .405 2 3. Washington (1) (5-0) 1,369 3 4. Michigan (4-1) 1,260 6 5. Notre Dame (5-1) 1,226 8 6. Florida (5-1) 1.138 10 7. Nebraska (4-1) 1,019 13 8. California (5-0) 1,008 16 9. North Carolina State (5-0) 954 14 10. Tennessee (4-1) 885 4 11. km (4-1) 797 17 12. Oklahoma (4-1) 773 5 13. Illinois (4-1) 715 20 14. Alabama (5-0) 703 19 15. Penn State (5-2) 688 9 16Baylor(5-l) 599 7 17. Georgia (5-1) 490 22 18. Ohio State (4-1) 416 11 19. Texas A & M(3-l) 376 21 20. Pittsburgh (5-1) 306 12 21. Clemson(3-l-l) 261 15 22. Colorado (3-2) 213 25 23. Auburn (4-2) 152 24 24. Arizona State (4-1) 146 25. Fresno State (5-0) 145 Others receiving votes Syracuse 137, East Carolina 81 , Georgia Tech 65. Texas 60, Air Force 54, Mississippi State 51. UCLA 47, Indiana 33. Southern California 26. North Carolina 21. Texas Christian 19, Duke 15. Virginia Tech 14, Stanford 10, Brigham Voung 7, Southern Mississippi 7, Mississippi 7, Kansas State 2, Boston College 1. Rutgers 1, Rice 1, Tulsa 1. rJK 1 I A ' ' X f IOWA STATE (2-3, 0-1) Opponent Kansas (3-2, 0-1) Whenwhere: l p.m. CDT, Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Lawrence, Kan. Television: none Iowa State update: After a rare Saturday off, it's back to business for the Cyclones. Saturday's opponent is surprising Kansas, which apparently has bounced back after last season, when the Jayhawks had a 3-7-1 record. The theme of Iowa State's season has been its improved defense. "This defense is fast becoming the best we've had here by far," said Coach Jim Walden, who hasn't lost to Kansas since becoming Iowa State's coach in 1987. "The stats bear that out. The scoreboard bears that out." A year ago, Iowa State allowed more than 400 yards a game and was especially vulnerable against the run, finishing 100th out of 106 Division I teams in rushing defense. Opponents ran for an average of 250.5 yards a game against the Cyclones. This year, Iowa State is giving up an average of 343.8 yards a game, including 184.6 on the ground. Oklahoma, which had been averaging 281.7 yards a game rushing, ran for only 160 against the Cyclones on Oct. 5. Iowa State also is getting more turnovers. The Cyclones have intercepted six passes this fall, twice as many as they had all last season. Kansas update: Kansas finished the month of September unbeaten for the first time since 1981. The Jayhawks lost to Kansas State, 16-14, Saturday. Kansas State held Kansas' Tony Sands to 29 yards on 13 carries. Sands is the Big Eight's second-leading rusher at 1 17.8 yards a game. Kansas forced six turnovers against Kansas State, but was the victim of Kansas State quarterback Paul Watson, who engineered scoring drives of 94 and 66 yards in the final 7 minutes of the game. Watson hit 10 of 15 passes in that span for 146 yards, including a 34-yard touchdown toss to Andre Reed with 1:58 left. Iowa State injury update: Quarterback Bob Utter, who sustained numerous injuries against Oklahoma, is expected to return to light workouts this week. His status is questionable for Kansas. The same is true for offensive linemen Lawrence Roberts (shoulder), Todd McClish (knee) and Doug Skartvedt (leg). Randy Peterson BOB NANDELLTllE REGISTER Iowa's Jason Olejniczak (13) and John Derby put the brakes on Wisconsin tight end Mike Roan Saturday during the Hawkeyes' 10-6, last-minute victory at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. NORTHERN IOWA (5-1, 1-D Opponent Illinois (4-1 , 2-0). Whenwhere: 2:35 p.m., Saturday, Kinnick Stadium, Iowa City. Television: ABC. Iowa update: The Hawkeyes will need to find more offense than they had in Saturday's 10-6 victory over Wisconsin. Matt Rodgers was intercepted four times, and Iowa lost a fumble. Rodgers hit Mike Sounders with a 14-yard touchdown pass with 44 seconds remaining for the decisive points. Rodgers completed 23 of 37 passes for 137 yards. Some of his attempts were badly off target, and others were mishandled by receivers. One of Rodgers' interceptions almost beat Iowa. It came in the first quarter when Troy Vincent picked off a pass, and streaked 65 yards for a touchdown. "On offense, we made some mistakes and sputtered at times," Iowa Coach Hayden Fry said, "but we made the plays when we had to. "Wisconsin really did a number on us. They switched defenses, and threw things at us that we'd never seen before." Fry said Saunders didn't start at tailback because of torn cartilage in his rib cage. But he ran for 44 yards in 11 carries, and caught seven passes for 38 yards. Lew Montgomery, a fullback who started at tailback, was the leading rusher with 72 yards in 20 carries. John Derby led Iowa's defense with 12 tackles. Scouts from the Holiday and Gator bowls already have said they'll be in Iowa City for the Iowa-Illinois game. Iowa injury update: Nose guard Rod Davis had surgery on a knee last week, and Fry said he likely will miss at least three games. Marvin "Scooter" Lampkin didn't make the trip to Wisconsin because of a stress fracture in a leg. "He's played on it for 1V4 to two weeks," Fry said. "He could be out another two to three weeks." Defensive end Moses Santos missed the game with tendinitis in a knee. Illinois Update: The Fighting Illini stayed unbeaten in the Big Ten by defeating Ohio State, 10-7, Saturday and were starting to think about the Rose Bowl afterward. The other unbeaten Big Ten teams are Michigan and Indiana. Illinois quarterback Jason Verduz-co completed 28 of 41 passes for 272 yards. RonMaly Northern Iowa in 23 games. "We knew our defense had to do a heck of a job," linebacker Brad Baumler said. "If we didn't, we were going to lose the ballgame." The defense has also helped Northern Iowa's offense by causing 20 turnovers, including 11 interceptions. The Panthers have turned the ball over 1 1 times this season. Northern Iowa is averaging nearly 166 rushing yards after six games, a 57 percent improvement over last year's production. Northern Iowa averages 34 points and nearly 362 yards per game. Quarterback Jay Johnson has completed 42 of his last 81 passes for 773 yards and six touchdowns. His 1,060-yard production through six games this season is 571 below last year's 1,631 yards. But the improved rushing has eased Northern Iowa's dependence on Johnson. Northern Iowa injuries: Jason McCleary sustained a sprained ankle against Illinois State. Allen said the team should be healthy against Western Kentucky. Dan McCool Szlachcic. Bowl. Green 35 384 5.8 Howard, Michigan 29 378 5 8 Winston, New Mexico 40 591 5.7 Ursin.Tulane 40 569 5.7 Lesure, Ball State 40 469 5.7 OFFENSE Att. Yds Game Fresno State.. Pacific Nebraska Florida State.. Washington.... Baylor California Illinois Miami (Fla.).... Notre Dame... 27. Iowa 409 2,846 431 3.162 378 2.611 456 3.009 386 2,504 447 2.935 392 2,406 373 2.405 334 2,402 428 2,835 368 2,079 569 2 527.0 522.2 501.5 500.8 4891 481.2 481.0 480.4 472.5 41S.0 RUSHING OFF. Art. Yds. Game Nebraska Air Force Army Fresno State... Alabama Notre Dame.... Hawaii Colorado Baylor Texas A & M . 38. low 269 1.807 439 2,408 335 1,708 275 1.584 297 1.810 317 1,795 306 1.645 264 1.355 326 1.614 219 1,062 214 S2t 361.4 344.0 341.6 3168 301.7 299.2 274.2 271 0 269.0 2655 1S9.6 PASSING OFF. Att Comp. Yds, flame Houston Pacific Miami (Fla.) Illinois Brigham Young.. East Carolina San Jose State... Tennessee New Mexico Florida 28. lows . 281 . 250 . 177 , 189 , 211 .207 . 183 . 189 313 205 . 152 160 150 100 116 124 116 97 118 148 122 90 1.818 363 6 2.019 336.5 1.594 318 8 1.569 313 8 1,863 310.5 1.858 309.7 1.503 300.6 1.502 300 4 2.046 292 3 1,736 289.3 1.147 229.4 DEFENSE Att Yds. Oam Washington Clemson North Carolina Stat.. Miami (Ohio) Florida State Texas A&M Texas Oklahoma 322 1.101 327 1,184 317 1,208 391 1.479 371 1,607 250 1,078 280 1.088 340 1.369 304 1,377 367 1,672 220 2 236.8 241.6 246.5 267 8 269.5 2720 2738 279.4 278.7 West Virginia.. RUSHING DEF. Att Yds. Own Washington Oklahoma Florida State Clemson Ohio State San Jose State Louisiana Tech Baylor Miami (Ohio) Texas Christian 168 148 193 191 150 162 222 203 243 169 224 306 451 404 414 419 548 565 566 477 61 2 752 80.8 828 838 91 3 94.2 94.3 95.4 PASSING DEF. Att Comp. Yds. Game North Carolina Stat.. Fresno State Arizona Stat Texas Washington Oklahoma Alabama Miami (Fla.) Pittsburgh Wisconsin 22. km . 152 , 101 119 . 96 . 154 . 192 157 . 175 . 196 . 122 102 74 36 51 37 73 93 68 91 99 62 47 714 70 58 535 74 79 596 77.03 470 80 92 877 81.80 1,063 85.15 916 87 54 836 92 81 1.013 93.82 690 94 39 990104.27 COLUMBUS DAY RUSHING Aft Yds. Avg. Game Cobb, Rice 165 888 5.4 177 6 Faulk, San Diego St 124 983 7.9 163.8 Dunbar, Indiana 147 983 5 5 162.0 Beniamin. Pacific 103 876 8.5 146.0 Varbrough, Fuller. St 150 723 4 8 144 6 Hill, Texas A&M 90 543 6 0 135.7 Brown. Nebraska 102 674 6 6 134.8 Powers, Michigan 136 666 4.9 133.2 Smith, Cen. Michigan 236 903 3.8 129.0 Hughley, Tulsa 115 628 5.5 125.6 Sands. Kansas 105 589 5.6 117 8 Williams. Clemson 81 581 7.2 116.2 Royster. So California ... 88 421 4 8 105.2 Vardell. Stanford 98 521 5.3 104 2 Murrell. W.Virginia 125 624 5.0 104.0 PASSING Att Comp. Yds. Pts. Barsotti. Fresno State 124 80 1,184 174.5 Pawfawski, California 127 91 1.192 173.8 Joe. Baylor 112 69 1.258 170.1 Weldon, Florida St 158 99 1.429 166.2 J. Blake. E.Carolina 165 91 1.602 165.5 Grbac. Michigan 123 81 942 161.2 Graves, Syracuse 121 78 1.268 160.0 Mirer. Notre Dame 103 60 937 158.3 Hagan. Colorado 79 45 673 152.7 Sacca, Penn State 184 109 1,585 152.4 Hobert, Washington 121 74 1.053 152.2 Torretta. Miami (Fla.) 161 89 1.513 151.8 Matthews. Florida 190 116 1.657 151.6 Kopp.Pacific 218 131 1,763 1504 Maodox.UCLA 139 82 1.188 149 7 25.Rodgert,kwa 135 81 1,016 133.9 RECEIVING No. Yd Ge Gilbert. Houston 57 513 11.4 Turner, Pacific 44 709 8.8 Moore, Utah State 37 577 7.4 Walsh, Stanford 34 482 6.8 Rivers. Wyoming 46 598 6.5 Primus. Colorado St 39 665 6.5 Chamberlain. Missouri 25 314 6.2 Bell. Illinois 31 280 6.2 M Bailey. Washington 30 567 6 0 Blackwell. Tex. Christ 30 349 6.0 I l ?i I I H I I ti l: GLOBAL SPORTS will give you the Monday Night Game tmitijitly mil 1-800-755-6733 j.m;.i.f.uuuw Bad Credit OK NO DOWN PAYMENT 1987-01 Models Low Monthly Payments 1-800-235-4487 hum i' war mm Mm MERLE MON.-SAT. jnjV gfij4 mm Cyclones' Stewart is not superstitious Conf. Overall W. L. T. W. L T. Off. Pet-Kansas State 10 0 4 1 0 120 117 Nebraska 1 0 0 4 1 0 208 102 Oklahoma 1 0 0 4 1 0 158 58 Colorado 1 0 0 3 2 0 178 64 Kansas 0 1 0 3 2 0 138 85 Missouri 0 1 0 2 2 1 109 169 Iowa State 0 1 0 2 3 0 94 105 Okla State 0 1 0 0 5 0 49 156 SATURDAY'S GAMES Colorado 55, Missouri 7 Kansas Stat 16. Kansas 12 Nebraska 49. Oklahoma State 15 Texas 10, Oklahoma 7 SATURDAY, OCT. 19 1:00 Iowa State at Kansas 1:00 Kansas State at Nebraska 1:00 Oklahoma State at Missouri 1:30 Colorado at Oklahoma SATURDAY, OCT. 26 1:00 Missouri at Nebraska 1:00 Oklahoma State at Iowa State 1:10 Colorado at Kansas State 1:30 Kansas at Oklahoma SATURDAY, NOV. 2 1 00 Iowa State at Missouri 1:00 Kansas State at Oklahoma 1:30 Kansas at Oklahoma State TSA Nebraska at Colorado This week: Northern Iowa is idle until Oct. 26, when it plays at Western Kentucky. Northern Iowa update: The Panthers, ranked No. 7 in NCAA Division I-AA, have a 5-1 record for the first time in six years. The team's strengths have been its aggressive defense and an improved rushing attack. "One of the things that makes us a pretty good team right now is we don't have any glaring weaknesses," Coach Terry Allen said Saturday, after a 17-14 Gateway Conference victory at Illinois State. But the Panthers will use an idle week to polish themselves at every area, Allen said. "The nice opportunity for us is to work on fundamentals," Allen said. "We can get healthy and try to improve for the stretch run." Northern Iowa's defense has been the picture of health this season, averaging 216.5 yards per game. It has been especially tough against the run, giving up 70 yards per game. Illinois State's 21-yard rushing effort was the lowest output against Ty Stewart Born on Friday the 13th which he and other college place-kickers have been aiming this season hasn't been a problem. "The ones I've missed were missed wide enough that they would have been misses even with the wider target," Stewart said. "But some of the ones I have made have been close." The closest was a 39-yarder against Oklahoma where the ball sailed just inside the right up-right. "That was a little too close," he said. "I was the only one on the field with my arms straight up in the air for a while." had a chance to break the mark. But he added: "Besides, we got what we came here for. There was no sense in rubbing it in. There's always another day." Lerch credited"his performance to what he called Brown's weak man-to-man coverage. "Teams normally play us in a zone," Lerch said. "I wasn't expecting to have the type of day that I had, but a lot of it had to do with the way they were playing us." Still undefeated Fresno State has a 5-0 record and a good chance of finishing the season undefeated. Only one team with a winning record remains on its schedule. Few come home There were just 31,939 fans in the stands Saturday for Minnesota's homecoming game against Purdue. The Gophers, who won, 6-3, have scored just four touchdowns this season, but they have won two of their five games. I ri ' J ; ir ..... ImlMt STEWART Continued from Page IS Suncuata Patterson for the team scoring lead with 30 points; Stewart has made seven of 10 field-goal attempts, the longest being 42 yards, and has made all nine of his extrp-point attempts. His 40-yard field goal with 32 seconds remaining enabled the Cyclones to defeat Rice, 28-27, in Houston on Sept. 28. "I didn't expect to be doing this well, this being my first year," Stewart said. "I've had great opportunities, good field position and good line blocking." Actually, Stewart was a hit from the start; he kicked three field goals in his first game at Omaha's West-side High School. "That was something special," he said. "And know what? My first high school game was on my birthday it was a Friday the 13th. It was a lucky day for me." That is the way he approaches the whole Friday the 13th lore. He would even like to swap uniforms with Andrew Buggs, who wears No. 13. Stewart wears No. 2. ItShouldntBe Boring SIDEWALK SALE TODAY liU&Utt " 1 Conf. Overall W. L. T. W. L. T. Off. Def. Michigan 2 0 0 4 1 0 178 130 Illinois 2 0 0 4 1 0 142 74 Indiana 2 0 0 3 1 1 142 92 Iowa 1 1 0 4 1 0 174 76 Ohio State 1 1 0 4 1 0 132 74 Minnesota 1 1 0 2 3 0 48 119 Purdue 1 1 0 2 3 0 107 110 Wisconsin 0 2 0 3 2 0 81 66 Northwestrn 0 2 0 1 4 0 86 133 Mich. State 0 2 0 0 5 0 48 159 "Everybody says the number 13 is unlucky and hotels don't have 13th floors," Stewart said. "But I'd really like to wear 13, and asked Coach if I could have it after Andrew was done with' it in two years. I don't think he'll let me switch, because he said after two years, people get used to seeing you in one number." Stewart's introduction to kicking mirrors that of others; he went from the soccer field to the football field. He played both sports in junior high school, then was planning to devote all of his time to soccer when he entered high school. "But my high school coach asked me if I wanted to kick because he heard about me being pretty decent at soccer," Stewart said. "So I started kicking." He doesn't play competitive soccer anymore, but he and punter Jon Schnoor occasionally play something similar. Both begin their workouts an hour before the start of practice and occasionally play one-on-one soccer. "It just breaks up the routine a little," he said. "We're out there early because it's hard for us to practice when the whole team is out there." Stewart said the tighter target at said. "They are becoming a very solid football team." Record survives Princeton's Michael Lerch said he didn't care about an NCAA record, so he wasn't upset that Coach Steve Tosches did not have him on the field the last time the Tigers had the ball Saturday. "The most important thing was the victory," Lerch said after catching nine passes for an NCAA record-tying 370 yards in a 59-37 victory over Brown at Providence, R.I. "I wouldn't have wanted him to put me back in the game just for the record. I wanted to win the game." Lerch tied the record set by Barry Wagner of Alabama A&M two years ago against Clark College. He broke the Division I-AA record of 327 yards set by Rhode Island's Brian Forster against Brown in 1985. Lerch scored four touchdowns on pass plays that covered 64, 79, 90 and 45 yards. Tosches said he didn't know Lerch NBA Fever Hits Hilton Coliseum Big showdown on West Coast SATURDAY'S GAMES Indiana 44. Northwestern 6 Illinois 10, Ohio State 7 Iowa 10. Wisconsin 6 Michigan 45, Michigan State 28 Minnesota 6, Purdue 3 FRIDAY, OCT. IS 7:00 Minnesota at Michigan State SATURDAY, OCT. 19 1 1 :00 Indiana at Michigan Noon Wisconsin at Purdue Noon Minnesota at Michigan State Noon Northwestern vs. Ohio State at Cleveland 2:30 Illinois at Iowa SATURDAY, OCT. 26 12:05 Indiana at Wisconsin 1:00 Iowa at Purdue 1:05 Illinois at Northwestern 1:30 Michigan at Minnesota 2:30 Michigan State at Ohio State HAY AT DOUGLAS 51 5-276-4698 10 AM TO 9 PM SUN., NOON TO 5 PM c ,,,,.. , I Prom Register Wire Services The Pacific-10 Conference representative for the Rose Bowl could be decided this week when third-ranked Washington plays No. 7 California at Berkeley. Washington has outscored its opposition, 140-7, in the second half and 68-0 in the fourth period this season. "It's getting kind of boring against teams that can't compete with us," linebacker Donald Jones said. One of those teams was ninth-ranked Nebraska, a 36-21 loser to Washington at Lincoln. "We're wired in for next week," California Coach Bruce Snyder said after the Bears whipped Oregon, 45-7, on Saturday. "We will have no problem with the attention." The defending champion Huskies beat California, 46-7, last year in Seattle, but Washington Coach Don James said the score probably will be closer this time. "It appears right now the team to beat in the conference is Cal," James Conf. Overall W. L. T. W. L. T. Off. Def. W. Illinois 2 0 0 4 1 1 145 98 So. Illinois 2 10 S 2 0 141 149 No. Iowa 1 1 0 5 1 0 204 82 Indiana State 1 1 0 3 2 0 128 75 S.W.Missouri 1 1 0 3 2 1 140 97 Illinois Start 1 2 0 4 2 0 117 61 E. Illinois 0 2 0 2 4 0 162 130 The Phoenix Suns (with Jeff Hornacek) meet The Milwaukee Bucks (with Jeff Grayer) Tuesday, October 15-7:30 p.m. Hilton Coliseum, Ames Million Tickets: $12.75 and $16.75 Tickets available now at the Iowa State Center Box Office and all TICKETMASTER outlets. Order by phone 233-1888 (Ames) and SATURDAY'S GAMES Indiana State 16. Eastern Illinois 15 Northern Iowa 17, Illinois State 14 Western Illinois 26, Southwest Missouri State 21 Troy State 30, Southern Illinois 13 SATURDAY, OCT. It 1:30 Southern Illinois at Western Illinois 2:00 Illinois State at Eastern Illinois 2:00 Indiana State at Southwest Missouri 243-1 888 (Des Moines) DO HOMEY SCST HOCK AND ROLL I O J w .. Mm&& ft ft' fa ' ft -ei-iT! iiw n i iiai aliipu tn t "in" m 'm ' " rm

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