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c THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, DECEMBER 7, 1997 15B College football Bowl matchups Projected college bowl matchups (teams that have accepted invitations are in bold; final alliance bowl iYoungstown St. upsets Villanova selections will be announced at 4 p.m. today on tbm.y. Bowl Date Site Teams TJ VL J Las Vegas Sat., Dec. 20 Las Vegas Air Force (10-2) vs. Oregon (6-5) 6 p.m. ESPN2 - Aloha Thu., Dec. 25 Honolulu Michigan St (7-4) vs. Washington (7-4) 3:30 p.m. - ABC ; Motor City Fri., Dec. 26 Pontiac, Mich. Marshall (10-2) vs. Virginia (At-large) 8 p.m. ESPN , : Heritage Sat., Dec. 27 Atlanta South Carolina St (9-2) vs. Southern (10-1) 2:30 p.m. ESPN Sat., Dec. 27 Tucson, Ariz. Arizona (At-large) vs. New Mexico (9-3) 8 p.m. ESPN... Independence Sun.. Dec. 28 Shreveport, La. LSU (SEC fifth) vs. Notre Dame (At-large) 8 p.m. ESPN ; Humanitarian Mon., Dec. 29 Boise, Idaho Utah St (6-5) vs. Cincinnati (7-4) 3:30 p.m. ESPN2 . I Carquest Mon., Dec. 29 Miami Georgia Tech (6-5) vs. Virginia Tech (Big East third) 7:30 p.m. TBS ,l Holiday Mon., Dec. 29 San Diego Missouri (Big 12 third) vs. Colorado St (10-2) 8 p.m. ESPN!, Alamo Tue., Dec. 30 San Antonio Oklahoma St. (Big 12 fourth) vs. Wisconsin (Big Ten fourth) 8 p.m. ESPN Sun Wed., Dec. 31 El Paso, Texas Arizona St (8-3) vs. Iowa (Big Ten fifth) 2 p.m. CBS:' Liberty Wed., Dec. 31 Memphis, Tenn. Pittsburgh (6-5) vs. Southern Mississippi (8-3) 3:30 p.m. ESPN. Fiesta Wed., Dec. 31 Tempe, Ariz. Kansas St. (Alliance No. 4) vs. Syracuse (Alliance No. 6) 7 p.m. CBS ' Outback Thu., Jan. 1 Tampa Purdue (Big Ten third) vs. Auburn (SEC third) 11a.m. ESPN - Gator Thu., Jan. 1 Jacksonville N. Carolina (ACC second) vs. West Va. (Big East second) 12:30 p.m. NBC'. Citrus Thu., Jan. 1 Orlando Penn St. (Big Ten second) vs. Florida (SEC second) . 1 p.m. ABC ' Cotton Thu., Jan. 1 Dallas Texas A&M (Big 12 second) vs. UCLA (Pac-10 second) 1:30 p.m. CBS ; '; Rose Thu., Jan. 1 Pasadena, Calif. Michigan (11-0) vs. Washington St (10-1) 5 p.m. ABC 1 Sugar Thu., Jan. 1 New Orleans Florida St. (Alliance No. 3) vs. Ohio St. (Alliance No. 5) 8 p.m. ABC Peach Fri., Jan. 2 Atlanta Clemson (ACC third) vs. Georgia (SEC fourth) 3 p.m. ABC 5 Orange Fri., Jan. 2 Miami Nebraska (Alliance No. 1) vs. Tennessee (Alliance No. 2) 8 p.m. CBS- Florida-Perm St. matchup in Citrus probable Small schools McNeese moves on to the semifinals against Delaware next Saturday. B Delaware 16, Georgia Southern 7: Craig Cummings ran for a touchdown and Sean Leach kicked three field goals as the Blue Hens (12-1) advanced to the I-AA semifinals with a victory against the Eagles (10-3) at Newark, Del. Delaware dominated the first half statistically, but had to settle for Leach field goals of 36 and 21 yards. DIVISION II B New Haven 27, UC Davis 25: Three touchdowns by Adam Roman and a big play defense that forced four turnovers led the Chargers (12-1) to a victory against the Aggies (9-5) in the semifinals at the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Conn. Roman's three first-half touchdowns staked New Haven to a 21-3 lead in the second quarter. Roman caught touchdowns of 8 and 65 yards and returned a punt 82 yards. B N. Colorado 30, Carson-Newman 29: Mike Schauer kicked a 26-yard field goal with 1:03 left to give the defending national champion Bears (12-2) a victory against the Eagles (11-1) in a semifinals at Jefferson City, Tenn. DIVISION III B Lycoming 28, Rowan 20: Quarterback Jason Marraccini scored on a 5-yard run with 1:48 left to give the Warriors (12-0) their first lead of the game and help them to a victory against the Profs (11-1) in a semifinal game at Williamsport, Pa. B Mount Union 54, Simpson 7: Bill Borchert threw for 396 yards and four touchdowns and Steve Evans rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Purple Raiders (13-0) over the Storm (12-1) in a semifinal game at Alliance, Ohio. Reports: Georgia coach Donnan offered North Carolina head job Notebook The Associated Press ! VILLANOVA, Pa. Mark Griffith kicked a 28-yard field goal to break a fourth-quarter tie and No. 8 Youngstown State held on to win 37-34, handing No. 1 Villanova its first loss of the season Saturday in the NCAA I-AA quarterfinals. '! Trailing 28-14, Youngstown State (11-2) rallied to tie the game with two touchdowns in an 18-second span early in third quarter. ! Demetrius Harris scored on a 5-yard run as Youngstown State closed to within 28-21. And on Villanova's next possession, Jauron Dailey ran back a fumble 9 yards to tie the game 28-28 with 2:55 left in the third quarter. :. After Griffith's field goal, Youngstown State's Jake Andrea-dis scored on a 20-yard run with 7:45 left for the 37-28 lead against the Wildcats (12-1). ?B Eastern Washington 38, W Kentucky 21: Mike MacKen-zie rushed for 163 yards and Rex Pxescott for 124 as the Eagles (12-1) beat the Hilltoppers (10-2) in a Division I-AA quarterfinal at Spokane, Wash. m' Each player scored two touchdowns as Eastern advanced to the semifinals next week against Youngstown State. It was the third time this season the nation's best Division I-AA offense had two 100-yard rushers in one game. Eastern Washington, third seed in the playoffs, garnered 405 yards, 100 yards below its season average. Western Kentucky had the nation's top running offense at 366 yards per game. But they were he4d to just 173 rushing yards. D McNeese State 14, Western Illinois 12: Jerod Jones' 69-yard interception return for a touchdown and a punt return for another score was all the Cowboys (12-2) needed to defeat the Leathernecks (11-2) at Macomb, 111., in a Division I-AA quarterfinal. Jones intercepted Jeff Heck-linski's pass with 3:38 left in the first quarter. McNeese State never gave up the lead, scoring again on, Donnie Ashley's 39-yard punt return with 3:34 left in the third quarter. BELVEDERE HO. 3703 NortWake Blvd. Norm Pam Beach i 1-800-427-4780 ' NORTMLAKE BLVD. I ' OKEECHOBEE BLVD. , , , - order to secure an invitation to the Orange Bowl. Meanwhile, the Peach Bowl has turned down a proposal from the Gator Bowl to send a Big East team to Atlanta in exchange for the Peach's Southeastern Conference representative. Peach Bowl officials voted Friday to keep the game which matches the fourth pick from the SEC against the third pick from Atlantic Coast Conference on Jan. 2 at the Georgia Dome. Clemson (7-4) is expected to be the representative from the ACC. "Ultimately, it was the best for our bowl and our community because of our relationship with the SEC," said Robert Dale Morgan, the Peach's executive director. "We believe very strongly in our SEC vs. ACC matchup." B The Associated Press contributed to this report. BOWLS From IB spend a week in New Orleans for another Sugar Bowl, this one against Ohio State. The only thing worse would be another rematch with Florida. Bobby Bowden was not available for comment Saturday night. The two-loss Gators, however, couldn't get anyone to play them out of the Citrus Bowl, a non-Alliance bowl made even less appealing because its played about 90 minutes south of home in Orlando. Florida still expects to play Penn State in the 1 p.m. game Jan. 1. Final Alliance bowl selections will be announced live on ESPN today at 4 p.m. The closeness of the win, however, could cost the Vols when the final regular-season polls are compiled today. Tennessee needs to maintain its lead over No. 4 Florida State (10-1) in the rankings in Palm Beach Post Staff and Wire Reports CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Georgia coach Jim Donnan, an assistant at North Carolina in the 1970s, has been offered the Tar Heels' head coaching job, television and newspaper reports said. Donnan told North Carolina administrators he will take the weekend to mull over the offer to return to his native state, WTVD in Durham reported late Saturday. B Groza finalists announced: The Palm Beach County Sports Institute will announce the winner of the Lou Groza Place-Kicker Award on Tuesday. Finalists are: Sims Lenhardt: The soph- LnJ 3 aquas. amm mm mmm$mim mm. mm mm m us - - ; mmmmitms : i (mis v " tanked 0 by WW's Deofer lysines tkgavnt tfiLld 9275 Alternate A1A Palm Beach Gardens V. 1-800-844-0504 I Vlp f 2677 Nwthlake Blvd. Palm Beach Gardens F I 1-800-233-2438 t 1 I , I I I I o)(fj) UUUL-LVd omore from Duke is 16-of-20 in field goals with a long of 50 ' yards. 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