The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa on November 11, 1991 · Page 17
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

A Publisher Extra Newspaper

The Des Moines Register from Des Moines, Iowa · Page 17

Publication:
Location:
Des Moines, Iowa
Issue Date:
Monday, November 11, 1991
Page:
Page 17
Start Free Trial
Cancel

The Des Moines Register Monday, November 11, 1991 3S College Football inning could cost Iowa money, presti ge Bowl. Bowlsby refuses to believe that Hawkeye fans will continue to voice their disapproval if the team goes to San Diego with a high national ranking and a 10-1 regular-season record. "There are probably some The Holiday Bowl payoff for each team is $1.3 million. But back to the business of strange happenings. Bowlsby said Iowa likely would have wound up in the Florida Citrus Bowl a Jan. 1 game that pays each team $ 1 .35 million had it last to Indiana. "It's ironic," Bowlsby said. "The Florida Citrus people had expressed a lot of interest in Iowa. Had we lost to Indiana, we probably could have gone there, and some perceive it as a better bowl that pays more money." Fry said he is using the motivation of a possible 1 1 -victory season with his players. "I'm hoping that the possibility of being the winningest team ever at Iowa will keep our guys up the rest of the way," the coach said. Fry's 1987 and 1985 teams each won 10 games. Victories in the final two regular-season games will give Fry 100 in his 13 years at Iowa. He has a 98-51-4 record as the Hawkeyes' coach. runner-up goes to the Holiday Bowl this season and to the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, Fla., for three years starting next season. Starting in 1992, the Big Ten's third-place team goes to the Holiday Bowl for three years. Bowlsby said he strongly supports the agreement. "The Big Ten tried to shop for the best possible deal for everyone," Bowlsby said. "It was one of the first things I got involved in when I became Iowa's athletic director Aug. 1." Although Iowa Coach Hayden Fry said the Big Ten "left a lot of money on the table" by making the agreement with the Holiday and Florida Citrus bowls and shunning the alliance that includes the Orange, Sugar, Cotton and Fiesta bowls, he is trying to be a good soldier for the conference. "San Diego is a great place to go if that's where we go," he said. "Playing in the Holiday Bowl is a great experience." the Holiday Bowl selection committee who watched the Hawkeyes beat Indiana, 38-21, Saturday. However, some Iowa fans aren't clicking their heels at the prospect of the Hawkeyes missing out on a more prestigious Jan. 1 game. The radio call-in shows over the weekend were filled with fans who said Iowa deserves a better postseason treat than a date with the Western Athletic Conference champion. This is a Hawkeye team that rose from eighth to seventh in the coaches' poll, and from 10th to ninth in the Associated Press poll on Sunday. It's a team that has a chance to be the first in school history to win 11 games in a season. Bob Bowlsby, Iowa's athletic director, has heard the critics. He has heard the people who say Iowa belongs in the Cotton Bowl or Fiesta Bowl. But he also knows that chance evaporated when the Big Ten signed an agreement earlier this season to send its runner-up to the Holiday two games to Illinois and Ohio State, and Iowa beats Northwestern and Minnesota. The Holiday Bowl was popular with Iowa fans in the other two years the Hawkeyes played in it. Iowa edged San Diego State, 39-38, in the 1986 Holiday Bowl and, the next year, the Hawkeyes nipped Wyoming, 20-19. "I don't have specific numbers for how many tickets we sold, but both Holiday Bowls were popular with our fans," said Pam Finke, Iowa's assistant ticket manager. Bowlsby said people should realize that the Big Ten's agreement with the Holiday Bowl isn't just a one-year deal, and that other bowls are involved. "It's important for them to remember that we are partners in an agreement with the Big Ten and three bowl games," he said. The three bowl games are the Rose Bowl, where the Big Ten champion automatically plays; the Holiday Bowl and the Florida Citrus Bowl. Under the agreement, the Big Ten fhe Hawkcyes could end up Ji the Holiday Bowl for 850,000 less than they tfpuld make in the Florida Citrus Bowl. FT ByRONMALY Rkui8trk Staff Wkitkk s Iowa City, la. It's been a crazy football season for Iowa. So crazy that the Hawkeyes probably have played themselves out of a New Year's Day bowl game by being potentially the winningest team in School history. j If Iowa defeats Northwestern Saturday at Evanston, 111., the Hawk-eyes would lock up a bid to the Holiday Bowl on Dec. 30 in San Diego, Calif., against either Brigham Young or San Diego State. I "We'll be clicking our heels if we get' an Iowa team with a 10-1 record," said Jim Kuhn, a member of La Bowlsby "Partners" preconceived notions that the Holiday Bowl is a second-tier bowl, and that we should be able to do better," Bowlsby said Sunday. "But I don't think there is any question that our fans will support us at the Holiday Bowl, if that's where we go. We've got the best fans in the world." Bowlsby said it's important to remember that Iowa still has an outside chance to represent the Big Ten Conference in the Rose Bowl on Jan. 1. But that could only happen if first-place Michigan loses its final The Week Ahead Iowa, ISU, si', X RUSHING Att. Yds. Aug. Came 48 1598 5.1 157.8 76 136 0 39 129.7 5.1 1277 5.7 126.8 5.6 126.8 58 123.1 53 1166 48 1136 5.1 1112 5.9 108 2 51 1070 5.0 1046 4.1 1041 46 75.6 Cobb. Rice 299 1.439 Dunbar, Indiana 279 1.421 Benjamin, Pacific 178 1,360 Smith. Cen Michigan 335 1.297 Hughiey. Tulsa 176 894 Hill.TexasA&M 179 1.015 Davis, Louisiana Tech 180 1,015 Brown, Nebraska 191 1,108 T.Smith. S.Mississippi.... 175 933 Duckett. MichiRan State.. 215 1 ,023 Powers. Michigan 196 1.001 Gadclis. Oklahoma 164 974 White, California 188 963 Sands. Kansas 190 942 Curtis. Ohio 254 1.041 48. Saunders, Iowa 148 681 PASSING Att. Comp. Yds. Pts. Grbac, Michigan Detmer, Brigham Young. Mirer. Notre Dame Weldon, Florida State J Blake, East Carolina Blundin, Virginia Matthews. Florida Sacca. Penn State Stenstrom, Stanford Garcia. San Jose State.... Kopp. Pacific Joe. Baylor Pawiawski, California Graves, Syracuse Williams, Northwestern... 22. Dodgers, Iowa 194 320 178 236 25 201 292 245 145 109 376 159 251 187 168 221 128 200 104 148 157 122 179 144 83 66 224 91 155 117 105 149 1.699 3.054 1,700 2.013 2,453 1.680 2.560 2.175 1,282 937 3.101 1.568 2.025 1,718 1.372 1,784 174.5 163 0 160.1 1586 157.9 157.2 153.8 153.5 151.0 1496 1493 1462 144.7 143.2 142.8 140.8 RECEIVING No. Yds. Game ' r- i ""V" x " 77 1.369 85 68 611 8.5 66 896 6 6 59 842 6 5 50 847 6.2 61 993 6.1 60 813 6 0 54 852 6 0 65 1.034 5 9 53 780 58 58 630 5.8 57 742 5.7 51 774 56 51 714 6.6 51 480 5.6 Alt Yds. Game APT0P25 (First-place votes, record, points, previous ranking) 1 . Florida State (S3) ( 1 00) 1 .492 I 2 Miami(3)(80) 1.413 2 3. Washington (4) (9-0) 1 .4 1 2 2 4. Michigan (8-1) 1.311 4 5. Florida (8-1) 1,259 6 6 California (8-1) 1.167 7 7 Alabama (8-1) 1.090 t 8 Penn State (8-2) 1.044 9 9. Iowa (8-1) ....1,018 10 10. Tennessee (6-2) 933 13 11. Nebraska(71-l) 883 11 12 Notre Dame (8-2) 878 6 13 TexasA4M(7-l) 867 12 14 East Carolina (8-1) 636 16 15 Clemson(6-!-l) 631 15 16. Colorado (6-2-1) 630 14 17 Syracuse (7-2) 516 17 18 Oklahoma (7-2) 463 20 19 Ohio State (7-2) 460 19 20 Baylor (7-2) 375 21 21. Virginia (7-2-1) 349 24 22 Stanford (6-3) 167 23. Brigham Young (7-3) 140 24 N Carolina State (7-2) 96 18 25. Illinois (6-3) 59 - Others receiving votes Tulsa 43. UCLA 39. Georgia 35. Air Force 24, Indiana 21 Bowling Green 11. San Diego State 10. Fresno State 9. Mississippi State 6. Pittsburgh 6. North Carolina 4. Arkansas 3. COACHES' TOP 25 (First-piece votes, record, points, previous ranking) - 1. Florida State (47) (10-0) 1.461 1 2. Miami (Fla.) (4) (8-0) 1,395 2 3. Washington (8) (9-0) 1 .384 3 4 Michigan (8-1) 1.299 4 5. Florida (8-1) 1.239 6 6. Alabama (8-1) 1.095 7 7. Iowa (8-1) 1,058 8. Calitornia8-l) 1,047 9 9. Penn State (8-2) 980 10 10. TeasA4M(7-l) ...896 12 11. Nebraska (7-1-1) 895 11 12. Tennessee (6-2) 819 13 1 3. Notre Dame (8-2) 808 5 '. 14. Clamson(6-l-l) 680 15 15. Colorado (6-2-1) 629 14 16. Oklahoma (7-2) 534 18 17. East Carolina (8-1) 515 19 18. Syracuse (7-2) 505 17 19. Ohio State (7-2) 478 20 20. Baylor (7-2) 378 21 21Virginia(7-2-l) 235 - 22. N.Carolina State (7-2) 171 16 23 Brigham Young (7-3) 144 25 24. Stanford (6-3) 83 25. Fresno State (8-1) 82 - Others receiving votes Illinois 57. UCLA 34. Tulsa 32. Georgia 31. Indiana 31, Air Force 29. San Diego-State 24, Virginia Tech 19. Pittsburgh 17. Georgia Tech 17, Bowling Green 15, Kansas 14, West Virginia 10, Texas 8. Arkansas 8. Mississippi State 8, Auburn 4. Louisiana Tech 3. Southern California 2, Kansas State 1. Texas Christian 1. Note The USA TodayCable News Network board of coaches is made up of 59 coaches at NCAA Division 1 -A institutions. They are chosen from five geographical regions: Atlantic. South. Midwest, Southwest and West. n- - 1 - -1 - "J 1 r -, , i Conf. Overall W. L T. W. L. T. Off. Pot. Michigan 6 0 0 8 1 0 355 166 Iowa 5 1 0 8 1 0 283 148 Ohio State 4 2 0 7 2 0 237 116 Indiana 4 2 0 5 3 1 241 182 Illinois 4 2 0 6 3 0 237 135 Northwestern 2 4 0 3 6 0 136 250 Purdue 2 4 0 3 6 0 170 231 Mich. State 2 4 0 2 7 0 118 221 Minnesota 1 5 0 2 7 0 80 262 Wisconsin 0 6 0 3 6 0 121 144 SATURDAY'S GAMES Noon Michigan State at Purdue 12.30 Indiana at Ohio State 1 05 Iowa at Northwestern 1 30 Wisconsin at Minnesota 2:35 Michigan at Illinois HARRY BAUMERTTllt RxClSTF-R Leroy Smith, left, and John Derby of Iowa sack Indiana quarterback Trent Green in Iowa's 38-21 victory Saturday. Iowa is in position to finish second in the Big Ten and go to the Holiday Bowl. IM NORTHERN IOWA (8-1, 3-1) Opponent Western Illinois (7-2-1, 4-1) Whenwhere: 1p.m. Saturday, Hanson Field, Macomb, 111. Northern Iowa update: Visions of a Gateway Conference championship are dancing in the heads of Northern Iowa's players. "I think they truly believe they're the best team in the Gateway Conference," Coach Terry Allen said Sunday. "In order to have that bear out, they need to get this victory against Western Illinois." Northern Iowa has a six-game winning streak. The Panthers, ranked No. 4 in Division I-AA, rolled up a season-high 650 yards in beating Indiana State, 49-21 , Saturday night. "We have to win this game to win the league championship," Allen said. "Since they got beat at Southern Illinois, the players have really focused in on that." Northern Iowa could win the league title outright for the first time in four years with victories at Western Illinois and at home Nov. 23 against Eastern Illinois. The Panthers shared the title with Southwest Missouri State last year. A bigger prize awaits the winner Saturday a spot in the Division I-AA playoffs, which begin Nov. 30. A victory would put Northern Iowa in the playoffs for the second consecutive year. The Panthers have not lost at Macomb in 10 years and have averaged 40 points in the last three games they played there. "We've never played down there in the middle of November," Allen said. "We have had all the different possibilities except a frozen football field, and there's a chance we're going to face that Saturday." Northern Iowa injury update: No major injuries reported. Western Illinois update: Western Illinois, ranked No. 16 in Division I-AA, won for the fifth time in six games Saturday with a 44-6 victory at Morgan State. Fullback Kevin Hart of Clinton, la., has been a key for the Leathernecks this season. He has gained 867 yards, 53 percent of the team rushing total of 1,641 yards, and has scored five touchdowns. He has caught 12 passes for 108 yards and one touchdown. DanMcCool n Turner, Pacific Gilbert, Houston Ursin, Tulane Lachapete, UCLA. Grant. Houston Primus. Colorado State Szlachcic, Bowling Green... Moore, Utah State Winston, New Mexico f. Walsh, Stanford Guarantno Rutgers. Rivers, Wyoming , Howard. Michigan ,. M. Smith, Kansas State Wotf . Southern Methodist. OFFENSE Fresno State Pacific , Nebraska San Jose State.... Washington Florida State Notre Dame UCLA San Diego State... Florida 25. Iowa 739 4.916 729 4.916 673 4.648 689 4.368 711 4,257 753 4.694 692 4.661 688 4.194 779 4.617 646 4,139 653 3,715 546.2 546 2 516.4 485.3 473.0 469.4 466.1 466.0 461.7 4598 412.7 RUSHING OFF. Att Yd. Game Nebraska Air Force Army Fresno State Notre Dame Alabama Texas A & M.. Hawaii Oklahoma Ohio State 38. Iowa 64. Iowa Stale.. 492 3,283 705 3,774 580 2,762 487 2,694 506 2.858 465 2.517 447 2.127 463 2.377 3648 3431 306.9 299 3 2858 2797 2659 264.1 257.7 2549 178.7 154.3 501 2.319 2.294 491 390 1,608 406 1,389 PASSING OFF. Att Comp. Yds. Game Pacific Houston Brigham Young... Florida East Carolina San Jose State. .. Wyoming Miami (Fla ) New Mexico Tennessee 23. Iowa . 421 247 409 224 3.447 344.7 2.660 332 5 3.148 3148 2.804 311.6 2.759 306.6 2.744 304 9 3,264 296 7 2,363 295.4 3.183 289.4 2.309 2886 2,107 234.1 336 320 208 195 . 321 183 316 177 400 227 283 .469 . 296 . 263 163 223 189 168 DEFENSE Att Yds. Game Washington Clemson Miami (Fla ) Texas A&M Penn State., Texas ; , Central Michigan... Florida State Ball State Iowa 591 2.095 512 1.960 555 2.009 524 2.043 639 2,615 545 2,098 670 2,649 637 2,729 683 2.746 971 2,492 2328 245.0 251.1 255.4 261.5 2623 2649 272.9 2746 276.9 RUSHING DEF. Alt Yd Gam Washington Clemson Florida State Oklahoma Texas A&M Penn State Syracuse Louisiana Tech-Florida , Baylor 28. Iowa 297 278 316 306 282 348 304 318 331 559 515 712 759 685 909 835 860 62.1 64.4 71.2 84.3 856 909 928 95.6 999 1037 136.7 899 933 330 368 1,230 PASSING DEF. Att. Comp. Yds. Gam Washington Miami (Fla.) Texas Penn State Virginia Texas A&M North Carolina State... Oklahoma Alabama Colorado 31. Iowa 294 228 . 218 .291 249 135 114 86 126 126 1.536 80.25 1.042 82.78 1.175 87 06 1.706 90.14 1,420 90.19 1.358 90.32 1,487 94 50 1,734 95.61 1,505 97.38 1,592 97 55 1,262106.90 .242 112 . 260 135 . 288 142 , 236 113 248 .203 119 100 Jim Walden More injuries than ever i if felling stat or ISU: 17 jit of lineup fli mtinuedfrom Page IS d. tch, the last five at Iowa State. Jl've never been through anything this in my life," Walden said. "I l badly for our players, but jre's not a thing we can do except f to keep the ones we have left iked up and playing hard. But )'re not where we were three mthsago." An additional five players did not ay Saturday because of injuries Id 13 first-year freshmen are being Ithheld from competition. That pans 35 of the 84 players who were scholarship three months ago ere unavailable during Saturday's 7-1 loss to Kansas State. jhe most obvious casualties have ten quarterbacks Chris Pedersen rtd Bob Utter. Pedersen suffered a Jslocated shoulder Oct. 19 against sansas, and Utter suffered a shoul-ler separation Oct. 5 against Oklahoma ) "I've done some checking around he country and there doesn't appear o be a trend," Randall said. "Injuries tappen in cycles. We've had most of wr injuries this year to the shoulder iTd neck areas. I've got (a colleague) tt Toledo and he told me their cycle his year has been the knee. He told ne three weeks ago, they had 11 ;uys out with knee injuries." Randall said it hasn't helped that he Cyclones have played all their ames on artificial surfaces. , "I don't think (Pedersen's) injury vould have been nearly as severe if t would have happened on grass," tandall said. "When they came out yith artificial turf, it was supposed o be the savior of college football, lut it's like we're playing football in , parking lot that has been covered vith a five-eighths-inch pad that ;ets very, very hard when it's cold. "I know that from an administra-ive standpoint artificial turf is very ood. But when you start to figure osts, they don't take into consider-ttion the cost in both money and peo-Ae When you talk about artificial urf vs. grass, you also need to take n medical costs, because they are gong up. Now, medical costs become a 'ery, very strong factor." Iowa officials replaced the artifi-:iai; surface with grass at Kinnick itadium in Iowa City in 1989. "The year we took the artificial iurface out, we reduced our surger-es to six," said Iowa Coach Hayden Yy, who said his players had 19 sur-eries in 1988. "Then last year, we nad two. We've had two this year, ind neither happened on our grass field." A grass surface is on Walden s wish list. "I favor grass, but I know it's not i'easible unless we have major bucks," Walden said. "I don't see it happening here for a long, long time." Tali IOWA (8-1, 5-1) Opponent: Northwestern (3-6, 2-4). Whenwhere: 1:05 p.m. Saturday, Dyche Stadium, Evanston, 111. Television: None. Iowa update: The Hawkeyes all but sewed up a Holiday Bowl bid by defeating Indiana, 38-21, for their fifth consecutive victory. Iowa's fans could start making definite travel plans for the Dec. 30 Holiday Bowl in San Diego if the Hawkeyes win Saturday at Northwestern. Iowa has second place all to itself in the Big Ten Conference. The runner-up automatically qualifies for the Holiday Bowl. It's still mathematically possible for the Hawkeyes to go to the Rose Bowl, but first-place Michigan would need to lose its final two games to Illinois and Ohio State, and Iowa would need to beat both Northwestern and Minnesota. Jim Hartlieb, a junior making the first start of his collegiate career, quarterbacked Iowa to its victory over Indiana. Despite having a bruised shoulder, Hartlieb completed 11 of 18 passes for 170 yards and two touchdowns. "The injury limited my practice time, but the shoulder loosened up in pregame warmups," Hartlieb said. Hartlieb was filling in for Matt Rodgers, who couldn't play because of a knee injury. Tailback Mike Saunders tied a school record by scoring four touchdowns the first on a 1-yard pass from Hartlieb, and the next three on runs of 14, 19 and 7 yards. Iowa Injury update: "There's an outside chance we'll get Rodgers back for the Northwestern game," Fry said. Fry said physicians have said Rodgers definitely will be ready to play in the regular-season finale Nov. 23, against Minnesota at Kinnick Stadium. Defensive tackle Jeff Nelson has been injured, but Fry said he is expected back this week. Northwestern update: Michigan ended the Wildcats' two-game winning streak Saturday, 59-14. Northwestern has lost 17 straight games to Iowa. When Northwestern beat Illinois and Michigan State, it marked the first time since 1986 that it won two games in succession since 1986. Len Williams, the Northwestern quarterback who went into the Michigan game ranked No. 2 .behind Michigan's Elvis Grbac in passing efficiency in the Big Ten, connected on 16 of 28 attempts for 164 yards and twotouchdowns. RmMaly IOWA STATE (3-5-1, 1-3-1) Opponent Nebraska (4-0-1 , 7-1-1 ) Whenwhere: 1 p.m. Saturday, Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb. Television: None. Iowa State update: injuries, among other things, have Iowa State headed toward its fewest Big Eight Conference victories since 1984. The Cyclones enter Saturday's game at Nebraska with a record of 1-3-1 in the conference and 3-5-1 overall. The 1984 team of Jim Criner had an 0-5-2 conference record. The only positive news to come from Saturday's 37-7 loss to Kansas State was that no one was injured seriously enough to miss the remainder of the season. Already, 17 players have been lost for the season because of injuries or academic difficulties. "We don't mind playing young players," Walden said. "We just didn't want them playing this much. In one respect, I guess that's good for next year." Quarterback Kevin Caldwell is not looking ahead to next year. Not yet anyway. He refused to speculate whether he or Bob Utter, who is being withheld from competition this season, should enter spring practice No. 1 at the position. "I'm not thinking about that just yet," Caldwell said. "Right now, I'm just trying to win some games." That won't be easy; Nebraska is ranked 11th and Colorado, the Cyclones' opponent in Ames Nov. 23, is ranked 16th. They are tied for the conference lead and if they finish that way, the Orange Bowl Committee has the option of picking which one will be the Big Eight's representative. Nebraska has a 7-1-1 record overall, while Colorado is 6-2-1. They played to a 19-19 tie Oct. 26.. Nebraska update: Nebraska rolled up 694 yards and redshirt freshman Calvin Jones set school records with 294 yards rushing and six touchdowns Saturday in a 59-23 victory against Kansas. Jones was in the game because Derek Brown, who has gained more than 100 yards in seven games this season, was poked in the eye in the first half and had blurred vision. Brown is expected to practice this week. Iowa State injury update: Linebacker Matt Nitchie, defensive backs Kevin Lazard and Kevin Fulton and defensive lineman Matt Grubb missed Saturday's game, but each is expected to practice this week. Nitchie has a pulled groin muscle, while the others have ankle injuries. Randy Peterson If you're in the market for a used car, look for The Register's used auto photo pages in the Classifieds on Tuesday, November 12. You'll find photos and descriptions of hundreds of used cars for sale from these Des Moines area dealers: Crescent Chevrolet, Quality Ford, Stew Hansen, Winterset Auto Plaza, Charles Gabus Suzuki, Bob Brown, Suburban on Merle Hay, Karl Chevrolet, Wright Chevrolet, Des Moines Chrysler Plymouth, Ron Willey Ford Chrysler Plymouth, Benson Motors, IMHHi.. I Conf. Overall W. L. T. W. I. T. Oft. Def. Nebraska 4 0 1 7 1 1 394 181 Colorado 4 0 1 6 2 1 237 112 Oklahoma 4 1 0 7 2 0 300 121 Kansas 2 3 0 S 4 0 239 185 Kansas State 2 3 0 5 4 0 195 200 Iowa State 1 3 1 3 5 1 130 211 Missouri 1 4 0 3 5 1 192 318 Okla, State 0 4 1 0 8 1 74 250 Stivers Lincoln-Mercury. Evcrytlung you need to help you make a wise buying decision. See for yourself what great deals on pre-owned cars await you every Tuesday SATURDAY'S GAMES 1 1 : 1 0 Kansas at Colorado 1 00 Oklahoma State at Oklahoma 1:00 Iowa State at Nebraska 1:10 Missouri at Kansas State SATURDAY, NOV. 23 1 2: 1 0 Colorado at Iowa State 1:00 Missouri at Kansas 1:30 Kansas State at Oklahoma State FRIDAY, NOV. 29 1 1:30 Oklahoma at Nebraska in The Register Classifieds.

Get access to Newspapers.com

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,900+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Publisher Extra Newspapers

  • Exclusive licensed content from premium publishers like the The Des Moines Register
  • Archives through last month
  • Continually updated

Try it free