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Page 24 The Sallna Journal — Sunday, November 22,1981 Iowa, Washington earn Rose Bowl berths : CELEBRATION - Iowa coach Hayden Fry waves a rose during a victory celebration after UPI Photo Iowa defeated Michigan State, 36-7, Saturday to earn a spot in the Rose Bowl. By United Press International With a rose in his hand and another taped to his forehead, Iowa coach Hayden Fry delivered his message loud and clear. "Congratulations to the Ohio State Buckeyes," he said Saturday after his No. 17 Hawkeyes earned their first trip to the Rose Bowl in 23 years with a 36-7 triumph over Michigan State. "Will somebody please tell Mr. (Bo) Schem- bechler (Michigan's coach) that there was another game in the Big Ten today." Coupled with 19th-ranked Ohio State's 14-9 victory over No. 6 Michigan, the decision meant that the Hawkeyes, who finished in a tie with Ohio State for the Big Ten Conference title, will travel to Pasadena, Calif., for a Jan. 1 matchup with Pacific-10 champion Washington, which defeated No. 12 Washington State 23-10 on Saturday. Iowa, which finished the regular-season at 8-3 — its first winning season in 20 years — earned the bid because of the Big Ten's last appearance rule. Ohio State, which wound up in a first- place tie with Iowa, went to the Rose Bowl in 1980. Washington, which needed to beat Washington State and hope for a Southern California victory over UCLA to clinch the Pac-10 title, got just that. The ninth-ranked Trojans scored late in the game Saturday to edge the 13th- rated Bruins 22-21. With bowl bids officially being extended Saturday, top-rated Pittsburgh, following its 35-0 victory over Temple, accepted an invitation to play in the Sugar Bowl against defending national champion Georgia, ranked third this year with a 9-1 record. The game shapes up as a possible national championship contest, but Pittsburgh and Georgia each have one game remaining — Georgia against Georgia Tech and Pittsburgh against Penn State. Here is a rundown of the other three New Year's Day matchups: Cotton Bowl: Seventh-ranked Texas, which clinched the berth with a 34-12 victory over Baylor while SMU eliminated Arkansas from contention with a 32-18 triumph, will meet No. 4 Alabama, 8-1-1, with a game next Saturday against Auburn. Orange Bowl: Second-rated Clemson, which capped its first undefeated season in 33 years with a 29-13 victory over South Carolina, will meet No. 5 Nebraska, which captured the Big Eight Conference title last week and wound up 9-2 after a 37-14 win over Oklahoma. Fiesta Bowl: Fourteenth-ranked Penn State will meet Southern California at Tempe, Ariz. The Nittany Lions, 8-2, outlasted Notre Dame 24-21 while Southern California wound up at 9-2. In other bowl matchups, Oklahoma State, 7-3, will meet Texas A&M, 6-4, in the Independence Bowl; Tennessee, 64, will play Wisconsin, 7-4, in the Garden State Bowl; San Jose State, 7-2, with a game Saturday night, will host the first California Bowl and meet Toledo, 8-3; Southern Mississippi, 8-1-1, meets Missouri, 7-4, in the Tangerine Bowl. Also, No. 11 North Carolina, 9-2, will play No. 10 Arkansas, 8-3, in the Gator Bowl; Ohio State, 7-4, plays Navy, 7-3, in the Liberty Bowl, and Michigan, 8-3, plays UCLA, 7-3-1. Other teams in bowl games with an opponent to be named later are Brigham Young, 10-2, (Holiday Bowl) and Mississippi State, 7-4, (Hall of Fame Bowl). West Virginia, 8-3, will meet the winner of next Saturday's game between Florida and Florida State in the Peach Bowl. Huskers rip Sooners, 37-14 •NORMAN, okia. (UPD - Amid numerous interruptions from reporters present in the jubilant Nebraska lockerroom Saturday afternoon and others on the telephone frp'm Miami, Fla., coach Tom Osborne formally accepted the invitation to represent the Big Eight Conference in the Orange Bowl New Year's night. "We're glad to be going back and we're glad not to be playing Oklahoma," Osborne said after his Huskers defeated the Sooners, 37-14, to complete an undefeated Big Eight season. The Cornhuskers' last appearance in the Orange Bowl was a rematch of the regular season game against the arch- rival Sooners. This year the opponent will be unbeaten and second-ranked Clemson. Senior fullback Phil Bates scored on runs of 16 and two yards to pace the Huskers' attack. Bates' second touchdown, at 3:04 of the third period, followed an Eddie Neil field goal of 37 yards by only 49 seconds. Oklahoma halfback Buster Rhymes fumbled the kiekoff following the field goal and Nebraska I-back Roger Craig recovered it at-the Oklahoma 35-yard line. Bates scored three plays later. Neil also kicked field gaols of 38 yards in the first quarter on the Corn- buskers' first possession of the day and 27Vards on their first possession of the fourth quarter. Craig ran 19 yards for the go-ahead points with two seconds left in the opening period and broke the 1,000- yard rushing mark for the season on that, carry. Mark Mauer connected with tight end Mitch Krenk for a six- yard scoring pass with 18 seconds remaining in the second period to boost Nebraska to a 24-7 halftime lead. Oklahoma struck early, driving 80 Tom Osborne yards in six plays on the first series of the afternoon with Rhymes carrying the final 20 yards for the touchdown. But the Sooners didn't cross the goal line again until the 9:28 mark of the third period. Quarterback Darrell Shepard scored on a one-yard run to climax a 56-yard drive that followed Nebraska's first punt of the day. "For the first seven or eight minutes I didn't know but what we were going to get blown out of the stadium," Osborne said of Saturday's game. "It's hard to approximate the wishbone in practice and it took our guys a while to adjust to it. "But we played better on defense in the second half and they didn't slow us down. Oklahoma may have lost a little momentum this year, but they are still a great football team," he said. About his own players, Osborne heaped high praise on Mauer, a reserve quarterback who started in place of the injured Turner Gill. "I thought he played an excellent game and showed a lot of poise," Os- borne said. "Coach (Barry) Switzer came over and congratulated him and told him he played a great game." While Osborne was accepting the Orange Bowl invitation, Switzer was meeting with Sun Bowl officials to discuss a bid to appear in the El Paso classic slated for Dec. 26. "Nebraska is too good to give two touchdowns," Switzer said. "We gave them two when we fumbled on our second drive and when we fumbled just before the half. "The game went just about as I expected. I said before the game I didn't know if we could hold them," Switzer said. "Nebraska is a great offensive football team with a great offensive line. It's a shame they lost two football games." Switzer said the Sooner defense was thin and beat up. "We had a tight end playing nose guard for three plays," he said. "We had three players playing out of position." Mauer, who relinquished his position to backup Bruce Mathison midway through the fourth quarter, said he "knew we could win if the offensive line did its job. They had a great day and that's exactly what happened — they controlled the line of scrimmage. "Our backs had their holes and I had all the time in the world to pass," Mauer said. "The backs ran real hard. Several times they were hit at the line but kept on going." Oklahoma fullback Stanley Wilson, who took game rushing honors with 164 yards on 21 carries, said the Sooner line also did a good job of opening up cracks inside. "Today was just as frustrating as the other games where you move the ball and don't score like you should," Wilson said. "We're disappointed because we wanted to beat Nebraska as much First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Neb 27 63-314 148 28 11-18-1 3-34.3 0-0 7-65 3 — 37 0 — 14 Buffs edge K-State, 24-21 B0ULDER, Colo. (UPI) — Lee Rouson gained 149 yards and scored on a one-yard run in the thita quarter Saturday to lift Colorado out of the Big Eight cellar wit&r a 24-21 victory over Kansas Stab. Wijlie Beebe scored on runs of one yard: in the first quarter and three yarqp in the third quarter and Jerry Hainilton added a 31-yard second-quar- ter'field goal for the other Colorado •cores. Kansas State scored in the second quarter on a six-yard .run by quar- tertyck Darrell Ray Dickey following a Colorado fumble. Eric Mack scored on >C three-yard run in the fourth quar- teivand Dickey found Ivan Pearl on a 41-^ird scoring strike with 31 seconds to gt-in the game. $fe Buffaloes, who finished 3-8 over- all'and 2-5 in Big Eight play, marched 63 yards in the opening drive to make KSU First downs 15 Rushes-yards 41-89 Socks by 2-29 Passing yards 160 Return yards 15 Passes 9-25-1 Punts 10-43.5 Fumbles-lost 1-0 Penalties-yards 3-28 Time of possession 25:49 Colo 20 61 -252 3-13 120 48 8-13-0 8-37.9 5-2 10-115 34:11 it 7-0. Hamilton later capitalized on a Clyde Riggins interception for his field goal to make it 10-0. Rouson fumbled at his own 11-yard line to set up Dickey's run around the left end for his touchdown. Colorado marched 81 and 57 yards in the third quarter for their other scores, the second set up by a 38-yard pass from quarterback Randy Essington to Ricky Ward. But Kansas State, behind the passing of Dickey, rallied for 14 fourth-quarter points. The Wildcats made it 24-15 following Mack's three-yard flanker re- k verse and a two-point conversion. Then Dickey moved Kansas State 78 yards in 39 seconds, with the 41-yard pass to Dickey making it 24-21 with 31 seconds left. The fake kick failed, as did the ensuing onside kick. Dickey finished with 160 yards passing, most coming in the fourth quarter as Kansas State gained just 49 total yards in the first half. The Wildcats finished 2-9 overall and 1-6 in Big Eight play. Rouson set a Colorado school record for most rushing yards by a freshman, a total of 656. His 149 yards Saturday represented the most gained by a back in the three-year tenure of coach Chuck Fairbanks. Kontoi Stole 0 7 0 14 — 31 Colorado 7 3 14 Q 34 Colo-Beebee 1 run (Hamilton kick) Colo FG Hamilton 31 KSU-Olckey 6 run (Willis kick) Colo-Rouson I run (Hamilton kick) Colo-Beebee 3 run (Hamilton kick) KSU-Mack 3 run (Toluao pass Irom Dickey) KSU Pearl 41 pass from Dickey (run failed) A—23. V21. Okla 21 53-277 73 9 6-15-0 4-40.6 5-3 2-32 as we always do. Our young players are going to have to learn to play the full 60 minutes." Nebraska accumulated 314 yards on the ground and completed ll-of-18 passes for 148 yards. Cornhusker I-back Mike Rozier carried 24 times for 105 yards and Craig added 102 yards on 18 carries. The two I-backs, who have not appeared on the field at the same time this season, reached a combined rushing total of 2,000 yards. Nebraska ]Q 14 10 Oklahoma 707 Oklo—Rhymes 20 run (Keeling kick) Neb-FGNeil38 Neb-Craig 19 run (Selbel kick) Neb-Bates 16 run (Selbel kick) Neb—Krenk 6 pass from Mauer (Seibel kick) Okla-Shepord I run (Keeling kick) Neb—FG Nell 37 Neb-Bates 2 run (Seibel kick) Neb—FG Nell 24 A-74,807 Curran nabs Ail-American XC honors KENOSHA, Wis. - Marymount's K.C. Curran earned All-American honors for the second straight year here Saturday at the NAIA cross country championships. Curran placed 19th in the women's 5,000-meter race in 19:45. Two Fort Hays State women also earned All-American honors. Joan Jilka was 18th in 19:44 and Carrol Hartig was 22nd in 19:50 to lead the Tigers to a seventh place finish in the team standings. Bethany's Kent Elyea waa 172nd out of 326 runners in the men's division. Pat Porter and Mary Jaqua led Adams State (Colo.) to both the men's and women's team titles. Porter ran the 8,000-meters in 24:55 and Jaqua won in 18:34. Two other Adams State runners placed in the top five in the men's race. They were Sam Montoya, who ran second in 25:09 and Peter Graham, who finished fifth at 25:18. Rounding out the top five in the men's race were Gordon Sanders, Hill•dale College (Mich.) 25:12; and Jerrold Wynia, Dorrt College (Iowa) 25:16. Rounding out the top five women'* race were Liz Street, Simon Fraser College (British Columbia), 18:45; Karen Rudd, also of Simon Fraser, 18:50; Debbie Pino, Wisconsin-Parkside, 18:50; Cindy Campbell, Barry Collect (Geo.), 18:57. ^^ The top five men's teams were: Adams State 76; Wisconsin-La Crone 109; Saginaw Valley State (Mich.), 134; Malone College (Ohio), 142; and Simon Fraser 17i. College Bowl Schedule OK. 12 Independence Bowl Al Shreveporf, la. Oklahoma State (7-3) vi. Texas ACM (6-4), 7 p.m. D*c. 13 Garden State lowl At East Rutherford, N.J. TenneAee (6-4) v«. Wisconsin (7-4), 11:30 a.m. Dee. 18 Hollooy Bowl At Son Diego, Calif. Brlgham Young (10-2) vi. undetermined opponent, 6 p.m. Dec. 19 California Bowl At Fresno, Calif. San Jose Stole (7-2) vs. Toledo (B-3), 3 p.m. Tangerine Bowl At Orlando, Flo. Southern Mlsslsilppl (8-1-1) vs. Missouri (74), 7 p.m. Dec. 26 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Opponents to be determined. Dec. 28 Gofor Bowl At Jacksonville, Fla. North Carolina (9-2) vs. Arkansas (8-3), 8 p.m. DM.90 : LfDvffy Bowl At Memphis, Term. Ohio State (7-4) vs. Navy (7-3), 7 p.m. Dec. 31 Bluebemnet Bowl At Houston Michigan (8-3) vs. UCLA (7-3-1), 7 p.m. Hall of Fame Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Mississippi St. (7-4) vs. undetermined opponent, noon. Peach Bowl At Atlanta, Go. West Virginia (8-3) vs. Florida State (6-4) or Florida (6-4), 2p.m. Jan. I Canon Bowl At Dalle*, Texas Texas (8-1-1) vs. Alabama (8-1-1). noon. Fiesta Bowl At Tempe, Aril. Penn State (8-2) vs. Southern California (92), 12:30 p.m. Orange Bowl At Miami, Fla. Nebraska (9-2) vs Clemson (11-0), 7 p.m. Rose Bowl At Pasadena, Calif, Iowa (8-3) vs. Washington (9-2). 4 p.m. Sugar Bowl At New Orleans, la. Pittsburgh (10-0) vs. Georgia (9-1), 7 p.m. The Sun Bowl, played Dec. 26, has not announced its pairings. In other results involving the Top 20 Saturday, Louisville upended'No. 8 Southern Mississippi 13-10, No. 11 North Carolina topped Duke 31-10, No. 15 Brigham Young blasted Utah 56-28, Syracuse suprised No. 19 West Virginia 27-24 and Kansas toppled No. 20 Missouri 19-11. Georgia and Alabama were idle. Phil Blatcher rushed for 247 yards and two IDs and Iowa's rugged defense forced five turnovers to propel the Hawkeyes. With 6:14 remaining in the second quarter, a capacity crowd of 60,103 learned that Ohio State had upset Michigan and the Haweyes were never in trouble. Ron Jackson ran 23 yards for a third- quarter TD to carry Washington to its second consecutive Rose Bowl berth. Trailing 7-3, the Huskies drove 63 yards for the go-ahead score late in the second quarter. Dan Marino passed for 249 yards and four touchdowns to lead Pittsburgh over Temple. For the Panthers, it was their 17th straight victory, the longest streak among major colleges. Tailback Chuck McSwain ran for 151 : yards and scored two second-half TDs to spark Clemson, 11-0, over ultra-state* rival South Carolina. : Fullback Phil Bates scored on runs of 16 and 2 yards to pace Nebraska to, just its second victory over Oklahoma" in the last 10 years. For the Sooners, 54-1, it is the first time since 1972 they have lost four games. YES WE WILL - Jackie Sherrill, coach of the No. l- ranked Pitt Panthers, cele- UPI Photo brates with his players after accepting a bid to meet Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. Pitt-Georgia tilt may decide title NEW ORLEANS (UPI) - Top- ranked Pittsburgh will meet No. 3 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on New Year's night in a game that may decide college football's national champion. The pairing for the 48th Sugar Bowl was announced by bowl president William Smith immediately after Pittsburgh's 35-0 victory over Temple in Philadelphia. "Needless to say, we are elated to again have Pittsburgh in our game," Smith said of the Panther's third Sugar Bowl invitation. "This places us in a position whereby the Sugar Bowl could have the game for the national championship for the fifth time in the last six yean." In choosing Georgia, the Sugar Bowl •election committee decided to ignore a strong bid by Alabama to regain its prominence in the SEC. "The choice between Georgia and Alabama was not simple," Smith uid. "But we aiked for it, we got it, and we made our decision after thorough examination of all variable* on both "We knew it wai a 'can't win' decision. However, it appears today we have a 'can't miss' situation - as we would have had with either Georgia or Alabama in our game." The bowl has a history of drawing the top postseason game and a Georgia-Pitt confrontation will be the most alluring pairing under Sugar Bowl guidelines. The game has a contract with the Southeastern Conference to take its champion as the host team. The committee then selects an at-large school for the other team. Georgia, the defending national champion with a 9-1 record, has a •hare of the SEC crown with a 6-0 con-, ference record. However, Alabama - } 8-1-1 overall and 5-0 in league play — could clinch a tie for the title with a victory over Auburn Nov. 28. Under the Sugar Bowl's contract with the SEC, the bowl may decide the league's representative in case of a tie. NCAA rules prohibited official extension of the bowl bids until Saturday. Two week's ago, Georgia, ranked fourth, appeared to have secured a berth as the host team with Pitt as the < probable challenger. But Alabama's 31- 16 victory over Penn State forced the committee to give the Crimson Tide more consideration. With third-ranked USC's loss to Washington and Alabama's victory, Georgia moved into the No. 3 rating with Alabama improving to No. 4. Last season, Georgia defeated Notre Dame 17-10 in New Orleans to wrap up an undefeated season and its first national championship. In 1980 it was Alabama on top, winning over Arkansas 24-9.

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