The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 5, 1997 · Page 35
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 35

Salina, Kansas
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THE SALINA JOURNAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1997 D-T 1 2 3 4 FLORIDA (5-0) del. Arkansas (3-2) 56-7: GAINESVILLE, Ha. — No. 1 Florida finally got a complete defensive performance, and Doug Johnson threw for three touchdowns. The Gators had this one wrapped up when Bo Carroll returned the opening klckoff 94 yards for a TD. Next game: Oct. 11 at LSU PENN STATE (4-0) def Illinois (0-5) 41-6: CHAMPAIGN, III. — Mike McQueary passed for three touchdowns and Curtis Enls had his first 100-yard rushing game this year as Penn State opened Its Big Ten season by beating winless Illinois. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Ohio State NEBRASKA (4-0) def. Kansas State (3-1) 56-26: LINCOLN, Neb. — Ahman Green ran for 193 yards and four touchdowns In just three quarters and Nebraska swamped Kansas State. Quarterback Scott Frost added 98 yards rushing and a touchdown. Next game: Oct. 11 at Baylor FLORIDA STATE (4-0) def. Miami, Fla. (1-4) 47-0: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State handed Miami Its worst loss since World War II, routing the Hurricanes as freshman Travis Minor scored two touchdowns and Thad Busby passed for two more. Next game: Oct. 11 at Duke 5 NORTH CAROLINA (4-0) at TCU (0-3) (late): Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Wake Forest 6 MICHIGAN (4-0) def. Indiana (1 -4) 37-0: BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Brian Griese passed for 204 yards and one touchdown as the Wolverines rolled. Michigan attacked Indiana's vulnerable defense with four touchdowns In the second quarter. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Northwestern 7 OHIO STATE (5-0) def. Iowa (4-1) 23-7: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Andy Katzenmoyer Intercepted a fourth- quarter pass and Ohio State shut down Tavian Banks and Iowa's high-powered offense. Banks, who averaged 209 yards a game, finished with 84 on 22 carries. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Indiana 8 AUBURN (5-0) def. South Carolina (2-3) 23-6: COLUMBIA, S.C. — Dameyune Craig threw for two touchdowns and 321 yards to keep the Tigers undefeated and his own Heisman Trophy hopes rising in Saturday's victory. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Louisiana Tech 9 TENNESSEE (3-1) def. Mississippi (3-2) 31-17: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Peyton Manning passed for two touchdowns and 324 yards and freshman tailback Jamal Lewis ran for 155 yards and scored once as Tennessee defeated Mississippi . Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Georgia 10 WASHINGTON (3-1) def. Arizona St. (3-2) 26-14: SEATTLE — Rashaan Shehee ran for 146 yards and a touchdown and Brock Huard passed for two touchdowns to lead Washington over No. 25 Arizona State in its Pac-10 opener. Next game: Oct. 11 at California 11 IOWA (4-1) lost at Ohio State (5-0) 23-7: COLUMBUS, Ohio — Andy Katzenmoyer intercepted a fourth-quarter pass and Ohio State shut down Taylan Banks and Iowa's offense. Banks, who averaged 209 yards a game, finished with 84 on 22 carries. Next game: Oct. 18 at Michigan 12 MICHIGAN ST. (4-0) def. Minnesota (2-3) 31-10: EAST LANSING, Mich. — Todd Schultz completed 19 of 31 passes for 304 yards and matched a career high with three touchdown passes as No. 12 Michigan State beat Minnesota. Next game: Oct. 11 at Indiana 13 LSU (4-1) def. Vanderbilt (2-3) 7-6: NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Kenny Mixon blocked John Markham's 30-yard extra point kick with 12 seconds to play and LSU, which lost league rushing leader Cecil Collins to a broken leg, escaped. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Florida 14 VIRGINIA TECH (4-1) lost to Miami, Ohio (4-1) 24-17: BLACKSBURG, Va. — Sam Rlcketts threw for 190 yards and Miami of Ohio had six sacks, forced two fumbles and scored on a trick play to snap the Hokies' 12-game winning streak at'home. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Boston College 15 WASHINGTON STATE (5-0) def. Oregon (3-2) 24-13: EUGENE, Ore.— Michael Black scored two touchdowns and Rlan Lindell kicked a game-clinching 28-yard field goal with 3'/i minutes left as Washington State remained unbeaten. Next game: Oct. 18 vs. California 16 COLORADO (2-2) lost to Texas A&M (4-0) 16-10: BOULDER, Colo. — Sirr Parker scored Texas A&M's lone touchdown, Kyle Bryant kicked three field goals and the Ag- gies withstood a fourth-quarter rally .Next game: Oct. 11 at Oklahoma State 17 KANSAS STATE (3-1) lost at Nebraska (4-0) 56-26: LINCOLN, Neb. — Ahman Green ran for 193 yards and four touchdowns in just three quarters and Nebraska swamped K-State. Quarterback Scott Frost added 98 yards rushing and a touchdown. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Missouri 18 • GEORGIA (4-0) def. Mississippi State (3-2) 47-0: ATHENS, Ga. — Robert Edwards caught the first of Mike Bobo's three touchdown passes and running for two more scores as the No. 18 Bulldogs rolled. Next game: Oct. 11 at Tennessee 19 STANFORD (4-1) def. Notre Dame (1-4) 33-15: STANFORD, Calif. (AP) — Anthony Bookman ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns and Mike Mitchell rushed for 135 yards and two scores as Stanford sent Notre Dame to Its fourth straight loss. Next game: Oct. 11 at Arizona 20 ALABAMA (3-2) lost at Kentucky (3-2) 40-34: LEXINGTON, Ky. — Tim Couch completed a 26-yard touchdown pass to Craig Yeast in overtime and Kentucky defeated Alabama for the first time In 75 years. Next game: Oct. 18 vs. Tennessee 21 TEXAS A&M (4-0) def. Colorado (2-2) 16-10: BOULDER, Colo. — Sirr Parker scored Texas A&M's lone touchdown, Kyle Bryant kicked three field goals and the Ag- gies" withstood a fourth-quarter rally. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. Iowa State UCLA (3-2) def. Houston (2-3) 66-10: PASADENA, Calif. — Cade McNown passed for 297 yards and four touchdowns and Skip Hicks ran for two spores in the first half as the Bruins rolled over the outmanned Cougars. Next game: Oct. 11 at Oregon AIR FORGE (3-1) def. The Citadel (2-3) 17-3: AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. — Steve Pipes set up a touchdown with a 45-yard Interception return and forced a fumble to prevent another score as No. 23 Air Force remained unbeaten. Next game: Oct. 11 at Navy 24 BYU (3-2) def. Utah State (2-3) 42-35: PROVO, Utah — Paul Shoemaker came off the bench in the fourth quarter to lead No. 24 Brigham Young to two late touchdowns as the Cougars rallied for a 42-35 victory Friday night. Next game: Oct. 11 at Rice ARIZONA STATE (3-2) lost at Washington (3-1) 26-14: SEATTLE — Rashaan Shehee ran for 146 yards and a touchdown and Brock Huard passed for two touchdowns to lead Washington over No. 26 Arizona State in its Pac-10 opener. Next game: Oct. 11 vs. USC OSU whips Texas, now 5-0 Cowboys set tone with 22 first-quarter points, avenge 71-14 defeat By The Associated Press STILLWATER, Okla. — One year after getting blown out by Texas, Oklahoma State returned the favor. The Cowboys blitzed Texas with a '22-point first quarter Saturday and were never really threatened after that in a 42-16 victory that got them to 5-0 for the first time in a decade. Quarterback Tony Lindsay, a redshirt freshman, ran for 126 yards and three touchdowns and the defense passed its first real test, limiting tailback Ricky Williams to 79 yards on 16 carries. The victory avenged a 71-14 loss to the Longhorns last year in Austin, a game in which Texas totaled 624 yards. The Longhorns were held to nearly 400 fewer this time around. "What can I say?" OSU coach Bob Simmons said. "Sweet victory. The kids went out and always believed in their own abilities, believed in what they were doing, believed in the season and came out and really executed today." The OSU defense came in allowing 48 yards rushing per game and 255 overall. But those stats were built against four weak teams, and the question was whether the Cowboys could hold up against a quality offense. The answer, Saturday at least, was yes. Williams had been averaging 147 yards per game and had run for 259 a week earlier against Rice, but he had! just 4 yards on six carries at halftime. James Brown wound up completing just 13 of 34 passes for 154 yards. "We wanted our kids to come out and really set the tone and they did exactly that," Simmons said. "Our bunch of kids are very confident about who they are and where they want to take this program." Texas A&M 16, Colorado 10 BOULDER, Colo. — This time, the magic was missing. On Texas A&M's last visit to Folsom Field in 1995, an unheralded sophomore quarterback named John Hessler replaced an injured Koy Detmer and rallied Colorado to a 29-21 upset of the No. 3 Aggies. In Saturday's rematch, Hessler's fourth-quarter comeback bid fell short, and No. '21 Texas A&M beat the No. 16 Buffaloes. Sirr Parker scored A&M's lone touchdown and Kyle Bryant kicked three field goals. The Ag- gies (4-0) opened the Big 12 season for both teams with a dominating running game that generated 260 yards and produced a 16-3 lead late in the third quarter. Herchell Troutman scored for Colorado (2-2) early in the fourth quarter, and the Buffaloes had three subsequent possessions, one of which reached the the A&M 23- yard line. But Hessler, under pressure from blitzing cornerback Sedrick Curry, hurried a pass that was intercepted by Rich Coady with 2:15 left. The Aggies overcame seven fumbles, two of which they lost, and an interception to avenge losses to Colorado the last two years. "The big difference this year was being able to run the ball against them," Aggies coach R.C, Slocum said. Dante Hall rushed for 123 yards and Parker for 89. "These kids are fighting hard, we're just not playing well," coach Rick Neuheisel said. "I'm an offensive coach and I'm disappointed in our offense. I'm disappointed that on fourth-and-goal from the 1 we go backwards, We turned the ball over twice at critical times — in- BIG ,NCE Standings The Associated Press Oklahoma State quarterback Tony Lindsay runs past Texas' Gray Moiser for the first of his three touchdowns Saturday. The Cowboys remained unbeaten with a 42-16 win in Stillwater, Okla. Many of the throws were little touch passes, but he also connected on long strikes to Kent Layman of 40 and 56 yards, the latter for a touchdown in the third quarter. Both of those completions exceeded his previous career best of 42 yards. Entering the game, Jones was a 45.1 percent passer with one touchdown. "The touchdown, we'd been working on that play all week," Layman said. "All this week the quarterbacks and receivers stayed extra, getting our timing down on a lot of routes." Jones also was Missouri's second-leading rusher with 81 yards on 16 carries and scores of 9 and 5 yards. Devin West led Missouri with 114 yards on 24 carries and one score and the Tigers totaled 288 on the ground. Missouri (3-2 overall, 1-1 Big 12) has beaten Iowa State four of the last five meetings. The exception was .last year, when Troy Davis ran for 358 yards in a 45-31 Iowa State victory. Davis' younger brother Darren had 130 yards on .18 carries for the Cyclones (0-5, 0-2). Iowa State has lost 12 in a row since last year's victory over Missouri — tied with Northern Illinois for the longest losing streak in Division IA — is 022-1 on the road since a 23-2 victory at Missouri in 1991 and has allowed 214 points in the last four games. "I don't think about 0-12," coach Dan McCarney said. "We lost to Missouri and that's frustrating enough." North Division Conference Overall W L W L Kansas 20 41 Nebraska 10 40 Missouri 1132 Kansas State 01 31 Colorado 01 22 Iowa State 02 05 South Division Conference Overall W L W L Oklahoma State 20 50 Texas A&M , 10 40 Texas Tech 10 22 Texas 01 22 Oklahoma 01 23 Baylor 01 13 Saturday's Results Oklahoma State 42, Texas 16; Kansas 20, Oklahoma 17; Texas A&M 16, Colorado 10; Missouri 45, Iowa State 21; Texas Tech 35, Baylor 14; Nebraska 56, Kansas State 26. side our own 10 and on an interception with a chance to win the game at the end. That's as frustrating as you could imagine. "They ran the ball well on us, but the bottom line is when you hold them to 16 points, you should be able to win the game." Missouri 45, Iowa State 21 COLUMBIA, Mo. — For the first time in his three seasons at Missouri, Corby Jones was more .dangerous with his arm than his legs. "That's what I'd like to be," Jones said after running for two touchdowns and throwing for two more in beating winless Iowa State. "I am a quarterback and not a running back." Opposing coaches have been saying just the opposite for a while. Extra work on the passing game last week in a 21-point loss to Ohio State and during practice this week gave Jones, a three-year starter, a much smoother look. "Corby had an outstanding game," coach Larry Smith said. "The better he gets at mixing it up, the better it makes our offense click. That's what we're looking for." Jones hit all seven passes in the first half, finished 12 for 14 for a career-high 213 yards and led Missouri to 501 yards total offense. He left with a bruised right thigh with 10:59 remaining after being stopped at the Iowa State 1 on a scramble, but he said the injury is not serious. Texas Tech 35, Baylor 14 WACO, Texas — An explosive offense and a stingy defense. Isn't that what Texas Tech expected all along? The Red Raiders, who didn't show much of either in their first three games this season, showed both beating Baylor. Tech (2-2, 1-0 Big 12) broke open a sluggish game with three touchdowns in a span of 4 minutes, 43 seconds in the second quarter. The Red Raiders defense also allowed the Bears (1-3,0-1) to score a touchdown in that span, but they didn't give up another until time expired. The victory was a big lift for Tech, which lost 30-27 at home to North Texas two weeks ago and was pounded 52-17 by Tennessee in its season opener. In between, the Red Raiders trounced Southwestern Louisiana 59-14. This also was the first victory by a visitor in this series since Tech won 31-24 in Waco in 1991. The 35 points was the most the Red Raiders have ever scored against the Bears. Late TD keeps Ottawa unbeaten By The Associated Press WICHITA — Ollie Brown caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ryan Ficken with 2:36 left in the game to give Ottawa a 34-31 victory over fitata Friends on Sat- •MUMulim urday in a FlNMHjt Kansas Conference game. John Wise had thrown a touchdown pass and ran for another and Jon Cooper had kicked two field goals as Friends (1-3, 1-1 KCAC) scored four straight times to take a 31-27 lead. Ficken completed 21 of 47 passes for 268 yards for Ottawa (4-0, 3-0), but he was intercepted twice. Southwestern 30, Panhandle St. 27 WINFIELD — Joey Piel threw for one touchdown and ran for another as Southwestern held off Panhandle State of Oklahoma . Piel threw a 55-yard touchdown pass to Ken Goard in the third quarter and had a 1-yard scoring run in the fourth quarter. Northwest Missouri St. 17, Washburn 14 MARYVILLE, Mo. — Chris Griesen passed for 212 yards and a touchdown and Derek Lane ran for 81 yards and another touchdown as No. 6 Northwest Missouri State, held off Washburn. Washburn rallied for 11 points in the fourth quarter before falling short in the matchup of two of the four unbeaten teams in the Mid- America Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Truman St. 44, Emporla St. 28 KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — James Ross caught three touchdown passes from Nate Minnis as Tru' man State stayed undefeated in the Mid-America Athletic Association with a victory over Emporia State. Pete Jelovic completed 24 of 39 passes for 305 yards for the Hornets. MldAmerlca Nazarene 35, Culver-Stockton 13 CANTON, Mo. — Matt Escoffery ran for two fourth-quarter touchdowns and Aric Gilliand carried the ball in for another to vault Mi- dAmerica Nazarene. The win lifted the Pioneers to 31 overall and 2-1 in the Heart of America Conference. Culver- Stockton fell to 0-4. Evangel 31, Benedictine 14 SPRINGFIELD, Mo, — Eric Black passed for 310 yards and two touchdowns as Evangel downed Benedictine in a Heart of America game. Black threw 65 yards to Joe Dan Vendelin with 2:06 left in the first quarter for the first of the three straight scores that produced a 287 lead for Evangel. Eric Pitts had 80 yards on 18 carries and scored a touchdown for Benedictine (3-1, 2-1). Baker 21, Cent. Methodist 10 FAYETTE, Mo. — Cedric Colbert ran for two touchdowns, and Ian Page threw for another as Baker defeated Central Methodist in a Heart of America game. Colbert ran for a 13-yard touchdown in the first quarter for the Wildcats (2-2 overall, 1-2 HAAC), and Page connected with Brandon Becker on a 17-yard scoring pass. Bulldogs upend Swedes McPherson beats Bethany for first time since 1976 By LARRY MORITZ Tlie Salinn Journal MCPHERSON — Watching the McPherson College postgame celebration, one would have thought the Bulldogs hadn't beaten Bethany College in 21 years. Actually, they hadn't. McPherson made all the big plays in bolting to a 24- IfMP P ° int half " KCAG time lead Bethany 16 and finished off a 24-16 McPherson 24 Kansas Conference victory Saturday night at McPherson Stadium. It was the team's first victory over Bethany since 1976, and afterward, McPherson players First dumped a cooler of water on head coach Bruce Grose, and later hoisted him upon their shoulders for a victory ride. Four ambitious, '* if not so bright, Bulldog fans attempted to bring down the goalpost in the south end, but only succeeded in knocking it slightly off kilter. "I can't even describe this right now," said Grose, who described the ride on his players' shoulders as a first. "It is significant and it was a great team effort. I'm really proud of our kids because they came in sure of themselves, but they might not have realized how good a team they could be." The significance of the victory was not e^en lost on : freshman running back Brent Briggeman, who rushed for 111 yards on 11 carries and scored his team's final touchdown. "I'm starting to understand just how big this is," ' Briggeman said. "Obviously, when McPherson recruited me, I knew Bethany was the power of the KCAC. But we were better prepared for this game than any we've played this year. Coach Grose wanted this and so did we." McPherson (3-1 overall, 2-1 KCAC) did not seal its victory until the game's final minute. After Bethany (1-2,02) scored on an 8-yard pass from Zac Burton to Matthew Casper with 2:16 to play, the Swedes attempted but failed in an effort to recover an on- sides kick. McPherson gained seven yards on three plays and faced a fourth-and-3 with 1:16 remaining. After setting up as if to punt the ball, Grose called timeout, then sent his team back on the field to run a fourth-down play. Bethany instead jumped offsides, giving the Bulldogs the first down and enabling them to run out the clock. "We weren't going to run a play," Grose said. "We had one timeout left and we would have used it, but we really felt like Bethany was going to come with everything. One of our players even said, "Coach, looked how they're bunching up over there.' " It was evident early that the big play would serve McPherson well. Running back James Lopez broke off a 74-yard run on the first play from scrimmage to set up Craig Ramsey's 5-yard option keeper for a 6-0 lead less than two minutes into the game. The Swedes appeared to have the tying touchdown later in the quarter on a 31- yard completion from Jason Hooper to Stanley Quarles. But the play was brought back on a holding penalty, and Hooper's fumble on the very next play was returned 59 yards for a touchdown by McPherson's Curtis Lee. A.J. Wilson had 58 yards rushing in the Bulldogs' 63- yard scoring drive, including the 2-yard touchdown carry for an 18-0 lead with 14:20 remaining in the half. On the next possession, Briggeman rumbled 60 yards for the score. Bethany was still down only three scores (24-0) at the half, as McPherson was unsuccessful on each of its four extra-point attempts. The Swedes got on the board with a 38-yard Steven Fikac field goal early in the second half. Burton hit David Bard with a 20-yard scoring pass fourth quarter to make it 24-9.

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