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V 5 NOV 14 1333 8F SPORTS ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1993 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AROUND THE COUNTRY Ohio State Clinches Tie For Crown Buckeyes Ground Out 23-1 7 Win Over Indiana By The Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio Ohio State, despite being ranked fifth in the nation and grabbing a 5' 1 share of the Big Ten title, has slipped out of more tight spots than Houdini, accord- mg to coacn jonn cooper. "Nothing ever comes easy for us," Cooper said after Ohio State beat No. 19 Indiana 23-17 on Saturday. I This time, the Buckeyes needed 1 Q to pick up a first down on a critical ' I fourth-and-inches quarterback sneak by Bret Powers in the final minute to grab a piece of their first Big Ten championship since 1986. Thousands of fans rushed the muddy field after the game, with state and university police using a chemical spray to prevent them from tearing down the goal posts. "It's not time to celebrate yet," warned flanker Joey Galloway, who caught a touchdown pass and had 115 yards on five receptions. Raymont Harris ran for 162 yards, a career high, and became the 15th Ohio State player to rush for more than 1,000 yards in a season. - The Buckeyes (9-0-1 overall, 6-0-1 in the Big Ten) would clinch their first trip to the Rose Bowl since the 1984 season with a victory at Michigan on Saturday. Ohio State outrushed Indiana 154-31, but it was one of the Buckeyes' shortest gains of the day that locked up the victory. Faced with fourth and inches at its 48 with 35 seconds left and Indiana out of timeouts, Cooper elected to go for the first down instead of punt. Powers kept up the middle, making the first down by the tip of the ball. "There wasn't much debate about that," Cooper said. "Maybe if Indiana had timeouts left, we probably would have kicked it." Ohio State expanded a 17-10 lead at the half to 23-10 heading into the fourth quarter on field goals of 23 and 22 yards by Tim Williams. Indiana, after a 44-yard kickoff return by Jermaine Chaney gave the Hoosiers the ball at the Ohio State 49, drove to a third-and-2 situation at the Ohio State 9. But Chaney was knocked for a 2-yard loss by defensive end Jayson Gwinn. The Hoosiers then were called for delay of game as Bill Manolopoulos set up for a 28-yard field goal. IU, faced with fourth and 9 at the 16, faked the field goal and holder Chris Dyer's pass for Manolopoulos fell incomplete. Johnson Leaves Doghouse, Provides Bite For Arkansas By The Associated Press FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. Marius Johnson, who spent a month playing himself out of the doghouse and into the starting lineup, rushed for 102 yards and two touchdowns in the first half as Arkansas beat Tulsa 24-11 on Saturday. Johnson, who fumbled against Tennessee on Oct. 9 and didn't touch the ball again until the fourth quarter last week, carried on 13 of Arkansas' first 15 plays, including the first nine plays of the initial touchdown drive. - Johnson, who got back into coach Danny Ford's good graces with 93 yards and no fumbles in the final 15 minutes against Mississippi State last week, scored twice from the 2 and finished with 177 yards on 34 attempts. Arkansas (4-5-1) scored touchdowns on three of its four first-half possessions on the way to its 15th straight victory over Tulsa (4-5). - Arkansas hadn't won since Oct. 2 and Tulsa had won three in a row. Memphis St. 20, S. Mississippi a MEMPHIS, Tenn. Memphis State's victory over Southern Mississippi assured its first consecutive winning seasons in 16 years. Tony Scarpino, pressed into service last week when a broken leg ended Steve Matthews' season, passed for 225 yards and two TDs for Memphis State. Penn GATEWAY St. Louisans Help By The Associated Press SPRINGFIELD, Mo. Phil Johnson threw for 166 yards and one touchdown as Southwest Missouri State beat Samford University 42-14 in a nonconference game Saturday afternoon. . The Bears (7-4) led 28-7 at the half. Samford is 5-5. Johnson completed 14 of 20 passes, including a 50-yard toss to Joel Heman for the game's first touchdown. St. Louisans Anthony Pegues (Brentwood High) and Ken Whittaker (Kirkwood), along with Dee Debro, added first-half touchdown scores on runs of 5, 4 and 21 yards. Whittaker also played quarterback and completed seven of 10 passes for 46 yards. Southwest Missouri scored twice in the third quarter on an 8-yard run by Pegues and a 24-yard interception return by Bren-don Thomas. Illinois State 13, Youngstown State 10 NORMAL, 111. Danny Barnett hit Kevin Glenn with a 71-yard touchdown -,pass with 2 minutes 50 seconds left to lift Illinois State to a victory over the nation's BIG TEN Indiana's Charles Beauchamp brings not before Harris tops the 1,000-yard Indiana (7-3, 4-3) came right back after an Ohio State punt, moving 63 yards in seven plays, with Chaney' s 21-yard touchdown run off right tackle cutting the lead to 23-17. Ohio State drove to the Hoosiers' 19 with 2:38 left, but Williams' 37-yard field goal that would have clinched it was wide left. The Hoosiers took over for the final time at their 20. But Gwinn, who had five of Ohio State's 11 tackles for losses, sacked Indiana quarterback Chris Dittoe for a 7-yard loss and also forced an incompletion. The Hoosiers punted, and Ohio State was able to run out the clock after picking up the late first down.on Powers' run. Michigan 58, Minnesota 7 MINNEAPOLIS Tyrone Wheatley returned to the Michigan lineup to score three touchdowns and the Wolverines capitalized on mistakes in rolling to a lopsided victory. Wheatley, sidelined for two games because of a shoulder injury, scored on runs of 13, 1 and 3 yards. He carried 21 times for 72 yards in the Wolverines' most dominating performance since a 63-13 victory over Minnesota last season., A rejuvenated running game produced six touchdowns after Michigan (6-4, 4-3) managed just three rushing touchdowns in five previous games. Minnesota (4-6, 3-4) had only 2 yards rushing in the first half. EASTSOUTHEAST 27, Harvard 20 CAMBRIDGE, Mass. Jimmy McGeehan passed for three touchdowns, including a pair within 2:21 in the third period after a fumble recovery and an interception, and unbeaten Penn clinched at least a tie for the Ivy League championship, In ending a nine-game losing streak at The Stadium since 1972, Penn, (9-0, 6-0 Ivy) overcame a 20-10 half time deficit against Harvard (3-6, 1-5) and spoiled the final home game of Joe Restic, who is retiring after 23 years as head coach of the Crimson. Princeton 28, Yale 7 PRINCETON, N.J. Keith Elias ran for 198 yards and scored three touchdowns and Princeton kept alive its slim Ivy League title hopes. Princeton (8-1, 5-1 Ivy) needs to beat Dartmouth next weekend in the season finale and hope Cornell knocks off unbeaten Penn to grab a share of the league crown. Other Games Dorsey Levens, a disgruntled transfer frm Notre Dame, ran for 141 yards and three touchdowns, and Donnie Davis threw two scoring passes to lead Georgia Tech to a 38-28 victory over Wake Forest. . . . Terry Harvey rebounded from the worst game of his career to throw for Vanderbilt's John DeWitt jars the ball loose from Navy quarterback Jim Kubiak. 264 yards and two scores as North Carolina State defeated Maryland 44- 21 Backup kicker Nicky Nickels booted a 29-yard field goal with 28 seconds left as Kentucky (6-4) struggled to a 6-3 victory over East Carolina to ensure its first winning season since 1989. Maurice DeShazo threw two touchdown passes to tight end John Burke and Dwayne Thomas ran for 163 yards and a touchdown as Virginia Tech defeated Syracuse 45-24 in the Big East. Virginia Tech (7-3, 4-3 Big East) capitalized on four turnovers by Syracuse (5-4-1, 2-4) by scoring three touchdowns and a field goal and wrapped up its first bowl bid in seven seasons under coach Frank Beamer. After the game, the players voted to accept an invitation to the Independence Bowl. Bears Win Easily top-rated Divison I-AA team. Glenn caught the ball at midfield and sprinted the rest of the way. On the last possession for Youngstown (8-2), the Penguins (8-2) lost the ball on downs at the Illinois State 25 with 45 seconds left. Indiana State 49, West Virginia Tech 6 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. Scott Crenshaw ran a punt back 73 yards for a touchdown and David Wright raced 69 yards for another score to lead Indiana State (3-7) to a nonconferece win over the Golden Bears (0-10). Western Kentucky 28, E. Illinois 14 BOWLING GREEN, Ky. Antwan Floyd paced a potent rushing attack with 118 yards and one touchdown as No. 25 Western Kentucky (7-3) beat Eastern Illinois (2-7-1). St. Ambrose 27, Western Illinois 25 MACOMB, 111. Pete Ivanic kicked a 32-yard field goal with 18 seconds left to boost St. Ambrose (6-5) past the Leatehr-necks (4-6). AP down Ohio State's Raymont Harris, but rushing mark for the season. Michigan State 27, Purdue 24 WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. Jim Miller moved Michigan State 93 yards in 11 plays, including a 5-yard touchdown pass that gave the Spartans a comeback victory. Scott Greene caught the winning pass with just over two minutes to play and Stan Cal-lender then came up with Michigan State's third interception of a Rick Trefzger pass at the Michigan State 30 with 1:59 to play. But the upset-minded Boilermakers got the ball back once more with 57 seconds left at the Purdue 28 after Michigan State (6-3, 4-2) punted. Trefzger hit Hill and Ross with passes of 11 and 23 yards as Purdue (1-9, 0-7) moved to the Spartans' 38. Alstott went wide for 6 more yards on second down. Two incomplete passes followed and Brad Bobich's 49-yard field goal attempt went wide right. Iowa 23, Northwestern 19 EVANSTON, 111. Paul Burmeister passed for one touchdown and ran for another, leading Iowa to a victory. The triumph was the third in a row for the Hawkeyes (5-5, 2-5) and the 199th of Hayden Fry's coaching career. Northwestern (2-8, 0-7) lost to Iowa for the 20th successive season. The Hawkeyes can earn a winning season and give Fry his 200th victory by defeating Minnesota next Saturday. Stanford By The Associated Press EUGENE, Ore. Steve Sten-strom broke John Elway's single-season Pacific 10 passing record Saturday, throwing for 407 yards and three touchdowns as the Stanford held off Oregon 38-34. Stenstrom, a 6-foot-2, 200-pound junior, completed 28 of 37 passes, including 16 straight at one point. Stenstrom's 3,281 passing yards for the season broke the conference record of 3,242 set by Elway of Stanford in 1982. He also broke the Cardinal school record for most completions in a season with 273 and is just 10 short of the Pac-10 mark. The Cardinal (4-6 overall, 2-5 Pac-10) scored on six straight possessions to build a 38-16 lead with 19 seconds left in the third quarter. Oregon (5-5, 2-5) had a chance for a berth in the Alamo Bowl if it won Saturday and next week against Oregon State. Texas 24, TCU 3 AUSTIN, Texas Mike Adams caught two touchdown passes from Shea Morenz as Texas (4-4-1, 4-1 SWC) kept its Cotton Bowl hopes alive. Morenz repeatedly found Adams open for big plays and the defense stuffed TCU on three crucial fourth downs and intercepted three passes. TCU (4-6, 2-4), which snapped a 24-year losing streak against Texas last year with a 23-14 shocker that helped knock the Longhorns out of a bowl, had no such luck this time. AP Lindenwood Wins, Ends Its Season On Upswing Special to the Post-Dispatch Julian Smith caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from Chris Floyd in the third quarter to break open a close game and lead Lindenwood to a 23-6 victory Saturday at home over Olivet Nazerene. The Lions closed their season with a 2-8-1 record, but were 2-1-1 in their last three games. Olivet Nazerene is 4-6. Lindenwood had taken a 7-0 lead in the first quarter on Jeff Johnson's 7-yard touchdown run. Then the visitors from Kankakee, 111., pulled to within 7-6 on Eric Anthony's 4-yard TD run in the third period. The extra point was missed. Lindenwood missed the extra point after Smith's touchdown, but the Lions had a 13-6 lead. Shawn Worman sealed the victory by piking off a pass and returning it 44 yards for a fourth-quarter touchdown. It was one of two interceptions he had in the game. Steve Pinkerton added a late 29-yard field goal. BIG 'Huskers Win Big 8 Title, Still Search For Respect By The Associated Press LINCOLN, Neb. Calvin Jones and the Nebraska Cornhuskers still are looking for 4' I respect. Jones, Nebraska's All-Big Eight ' 1 running back, ran for 208 yards and a touchdown to lead the No. 4 Cornhuskers over Iowa State 49-17 Saturday. It's not personal respect he desires. He wants people to believe in his team, which clinched the Big Eight title. , With one eye on the Notre Dame-Florida State matchup in South Bend, Ind., Jones carried the 'Huskers (10-0 oveall, 6-0 in the Big Eight) to their third-successive trip to the Orange Bowl as Big Eight champions. No. 2 Notre Dame defeated No. 1 Florida State 31-24. "Regardless of the outcome, I hope the loser doesn't stay ahead of us in the polls," Jones said. "That way we can control our own destiny. "My big incentive is to go undefeated and do something no Nebraska team has done since 1983. I hope we can stay focused for the next game so that way when Jan. 1 rolls around we can play for something more than respect." The Cornhuskers' next game is against Oklahoma, in Lincoln Nov. 26. It won't matter for the conference championship. It will matter for another reason the Cornhuskers want respect. "We wanted to prove to the bowl coalition and everybody else that we are a dominating team," said NU tight end Gerald Armstrong, who pulled in a 10-yard touchdown pass from Tommie Frazier in a 21-point Nebraska first quarter. Nebraska came back from a 21-20 scare at Kansas to put away an Iowa State team that upset the 'Huskers 19-10 in Ames, Iowa, a year ago. "Maybe the score could have been more lopsided today but I think we proved our point," Armstrong said. "I don't want to say we stubbed our toe on Kansas. It was nobody's fault but our own. We're still undefeated and I think that gives us a chance to prove we're national champions." Frazier joined Jones in leading a rushing attack that rolled up 438 yards against the Cyclones. Frazier had 125 yards in 13 carries and scored three touchdowns. Frazier and Jones "are really good," Iowa State coach Jim Walden said. "Take either one of them out of the mix and you've got a problem here. I think they could probably take Jones out of the mix before they could take the quarterback out. SOUTHWESTWEST QB Eclipses Elway's Record Texas Tech 41.SMU24 DALLAS Byron "Bam" Morris ran for 222 yards and three touchdowns and Robert Hall threw for two scores to keep Texas Tech's bowl hopes alive. Morris, the nation's No. 2 rusher, finished with a career-high 38 carries. He has 1,529 yards this season, breaking James Gray's school record of 1,509 set in 1989. Other Games David Small rushed 31 times for 203 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as Cincinnati (7-3) capitalized on six turnovers to whip Houston (1- SEMO's 'Earthquake' Rumbles By The Associated Press CAPE GIRARDEAU John Howze and Brett Anderson scored on passes of six and 28 yards as Southeast Missouri State beat Kentucky State 45-14 Saturday in non-conference action, downs for the Indians. All-American Kelvin "Earthquake" Anderson had 22 carries for 187 yards and one touchdown for SEMO (2-8). Other Games Mike Blair rushed for 129 yards and scored three touchdowns as Ball MIAA Missouri Southern Compiled From Staff and Wire Reports MARYVILLE, Mo. Albert Bland rushed for 219 yards and two touchdowns Saturday as unbeaten Missouri Southern overpowered Northwest Missouri State 49-33 to win its first Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association football title. Matt Cook passed for 227 yards and one touchdown for the Lions (9-0-1 overall, 9-0 in the MIAA). Cook also scored a pair of rushing touchdowns, ande Gerald Brewer and Jason Dyer caught TD passes for Southern, ranked sixth nationally in NCAA Division II. Linebacker Ron Burton, from Hazelwood East High, made 11 tackles to help the Lions claim the title in their fifth season in the MIAA. Northwest is 3-8, 3-6. Central Missouri 24, Missouri-Rolla 21 ROLLA, Mo. Henry Caldwell won the Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association rushing championship with a 110-yard performance and scored the touchdown that put the Mules ahead for good with 4 minutes 5 seconds remaining jas Central Missouri State win. EIGHT I think he might have had more to do with the win today than Jones." Coach Tom Osborne said Jones wasn't at full strength. "He's got an asthma condition that was bothering him at the start of the second half," Osborne said. "If he went any distance he needed to come out a while to catch his breath." Jones turned in his longest run of the season, a 64-yard scamper in the third quarter, leading to a touchdown that put the game out of the reach of Iowa State (3-7, 2-7). Oklahoma 31, Oklahoma State 0 NORMAN, Okla. Cale Gundy broke three school records and No. 17 Oklahoma 17 held Oklahoma State to 31 yards in rolling to a victory. The Sooners (8-2, 4-2) extend ed their unbeaten streak over Oklahoma State to 17 games. The only non-victory in that span came last year when the teams played to a 15-15 tie. Oklahoma State (3-7, 0-6) came in with the No. 2 defense in the Big Eight, but it was the Sooners' defense that dominated. The Cowboys had only one first down on a penalty and never drove across mid-field. Gundy completed 11 of 16 passes for 175 yards and threw touchdown passes of 7 and 28 yards to Albert Hall. Those gave him 14 TD passes this season and 26 for his career, both school records. His 190 yards throwing and passing brought his total offense this season to 2,200 yards, breaking the school record of 2,018 set by Jack Mildren in 1971. Oklahoma dominated the line of scrimmage en route to 507 yards total offense. Colorado 38, Kansas 14 BOULDER, Colo. Rashaan Salaam ran for two third-quarter touchdowns and a I No. 21 Colorado scored on four successive possessions to pull ' ' away. The Buffaloes (6-3-1, 4-1-1) beat Kansas for the ninth consecutive meeting, rolling up 598 total yards to solidify their hold on second place in the Big Eight and a likely John Hancock Bowl appearance. Salaam and Lamont Warren, who alternated quarters, rushed for 130 and 115 yards, respectively, as the Buffs generated 378 yards on the ground. Freshman June Henley scored both touchdowns for Kansas (4-7, 2-4), including a 100-yard kickoff return. 7-1) 41-17. . . . Fullback Robert Strait, suspended last week for a curfew violation, scored four touchdowns as Baylor knocked Rice out of bowl contention with a 38-14 win. A Baylor victory at Texas next Saturday could be worth a spot in either the Hancock or Alamo bowls. Jamal Anderson ran for 145 yards and three touchdowns and caught another, and Mike McCoy passed for 459 yards as Utah beat Air Force 41-24. The Utes rolled up 587 yards of offense. McCoy was 29 of 39, including two touchdowns. . . . Anthony Calvillo passed for three TDs as Utah State rallied to a 24-13 Big West win over Louisiana Tech. MIDWEST State grabbed sole possession of first place in the Mid-American Conference with a 31-9 win over Akron Malcolm Thomas and Tim Banks broke up Ryan Henry's 2-point conversion pass with 4:53 left as Central Michigan beat Bowling Green's 17-15 to end the Falcons' 22-game conference win streak. . . . Deland Mc-Cullough ran for 130 yards and two touchdowns as Miami of Ohio came from behind in the fourth quarter to win 23-14 and extend Kent's losing streak to 15 games. . . . Alabama-Birmingham ended Dayton's win streak at 46 games, 27-19. Nabs Championship Caldwell's 36-yard run broke a 14-14 tie and allowed the Mules to finish at 7-2-1 overall (6-2-1 MIAA). Caldwell ended the year with 1,150 yards, 14 more than Pittsburg State's Joey Tobin. Chris Pyatt's 20-yard field goal with 1:28 remaining put CMSU ahead 24-14, but Matt Henry returned the ensuing kickoff 94 yards for a touchdown for UMR (3-7, 2-7). However, Central recovered the onside kick to close out the win. Mike Wise, from Kirkwood High, set a UMR school record for total offense with 4,225 yards. He had 108 against the Mules Saturday. Missouri Western 42, NE Missouri 6 KIRKSVILLE, Mo. John Fisher and Shawn Miller scored on interception returns of 97 and 73 yards as Missouri Western (7-2-1, 6-2-1) beat Northeast Missouri State (6-5, 5-4). Southwest Baptist 25, Washburn 20 BOLIVAR, Mo. Albert Castleberry hooked up with Shane Stone on two touchdown passes as Southwist Baptist (2-9 2-7) beat Washburn (0-10, 0-9).

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