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Sunday, October 27, 1985 Reno Gazette-Journal Idaho State, Boise pull out last-minute victories POCATELLO, Idaho - Butch Caston caught a 76- BOISE STATE 24, WEBER STATE 21 at Ogden, l nd luarters- Hunter is a forP OXtandlnaS " GJ r.nnlttranc.G i yard- touchdown Da as from. Vern Harris with 33 sec onds remaining and Rene fVeitmann hit the extra point Saturday-night teiift Jdaho State to a 38-37 Big Sky Conference victory over Idaho. Caston's sideline-straddling reception came on a third-and-15 play when Idaho State trailed 37-31 and tied the score at 37-37. Despite a bad snap, Idaho State holder Marty Hoge put the ball down squarely for Weitmann's game-winning kick. Combined with victories by Boise State and Nevada-Reno Saturday, Idaho State's victory left Idaho and UNR tied for first in the conference with 4-1 records, while Idaho State and Boise State are tied for third with 3-1 league marks. Idaho State tailback Merrill Hoge Marty's brother dominated the game, which featured the NCAA 1-AA's top two offensive teams. Idaho entered the game averaging 493 yards per game followed closely by Idaho State's 492.3 per-game average. Hoge ran for 120 yards and touchdowns of 12, 3 and 1 yards and caught eight passes for 43 yards, including a 3-yard scoring pass from Harris. Utah Boise State's Roberto Moran kicked a 22-vard field goal with 24 seconds left after a fluke interception to lift the Broncos. Boise's Maurey Moore was on his knees with the score tied when he intercepted Weber quarterback Dave Stireman's short lop pass on the Weber 25-yard line with 35 seconds left to set up the Bronco's winning score. The win means Boise State stays in contention in the Big Sky Conference race with a 3-1 record and 4-3 overall. Weber fell to 3-4 overall and 1-3 in the Big Sky. Boise had three turnovers in the first quarter and trailed 21-7 early the third period. But the Broncos scored the final 17 points in the game. Moran missed a 27-yard field goal with 2:51 left that gave Weber the ball before the interception that set up the winning field goal. Bronco quarterback Hazsen Choates completed 9 for 18 passes for 168 yards, including two touchdowns of 29 yards each to wide receiver Tony Hunter in the Hign acnooi siar. -or u ji The Bronco's John Francis rushed 22 times f 15?'r5 yards to lead all runners. Hunter had 72 yards in receiving. For the Wildcats, Stireman completed 15 for 35 passing for 234 yards but was intercepted three times. Weber was led in rushing by Freddie Cook, who had 18 carries for 73 yards. Boise had 448 yards in total offense to Weber's 416 yards. Boise had five turnovers to Weber's two. MONTANA STATE 41, MONTANA 18 at Bozeman, Mont. Fullback Jesse Jones gained 136 yards on 16 carries and scored a touchdown on a 20-yard burst in leading Montana State in the Big Sky's battle of Montana. The Bobcats, abandoning their passing game plan, relying on a bruising ground attack that rolled up 325 yards. Turnovers plagued Montana as the Grizzlies coughed up the ball on four occasions, surrendering two fumbles and a pair of interceptions. Wire service reports " Conference All Games WLT Pt8 OP W L T Pts OP UNR Idaho Idaho St. Boise St. Weber St. Montana N.Arizona Montana St 4 1 4 1 3 3 1 1 1 1 0 179 0 158 151 116 1 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 4 0 4 0 80 90 84 89 296120 283 157 248 142 162 135 237 213 140 259 118 198 275 277 111 138 76145 53145 138 203 Saturday's results Boise 24 Weber State 21 Idaho State 38 Idaho 37 Montana State 41 Montana 18 UNR 36 Northern Arizona 10 Saturday, Nov. 2 Games Idaho State at Boise State Eastern Washington at Idaho Weber State at Montana Northern Arizona .bye Montana State at UNR Pacific 10 The Paye off: Stanford tops Rose favorite STANFORD, Calif. - Arizona got mugged on its stroll to the Rose Bowl by a Stanford quarterback who wasn't going to play and a defense that supposedly didn't know how. Stanford, a loser of five straight games and sitting on the opposite end to Arizona in the Pacific 10 standings, had three of its top players on the sidelines when Saturday's game began. However, one of the injured, quarterback John Paye, returned in the second half and inspired his mates to the upset of the year in the league, 28-17 over an Arizona team that had been favored to go to Pasadena in January. "Whenever I tried to throw across my body, there was some pain," said Paye, who suffered a partially separated shoulder in his passing arm last week. Paye was cleared to play by the team doctor just before the game, but didn't start because reserve quarterback Fred Buckley had worked out with the team all week. Buckley took the Cardinal out to a 7-0 lead, but the team was struggling by the half, trailing 17-7. Paye didn't show any problem while leading the Cardinal to three touchdowns despite the absence of two of his best receivers, Brad Muster and Carl Morris. Paye finished with 12 completions and one interception in 14 attempts for 116 yards. Buckley was 10 for 12 with one interception and 123 yards. "It was like a black cloud that finally dissolved," said Stanford Coach Jack Elway, who led a raucus cheer in the clubhouse afterward and sent his 2-5 troops out for an emotional curtain call before the crowd of 40,000. ARIZONA STATE 21, WASHINGTON STATE 16 at Pullman, Wash. It is often said football is a game of inches. Washington State coach Jim Walden says it's also a matter of perspective. JLi w wmuLi iifMiM i . nm ii i lu iiiiii-i Associated Press HOLDING ON: Washington State's Rob Durand Saturday. Arizona State, saved by a goal-line grabs Arizona State's Scott Stephen and stops stand, went on to win, 21-16. The Sun Devils him in front of the end zone in a Pac-10 game are 5-2 overall and 2-1 in league play. With just under five minutes to play and clinging to a touchdown advantage, Arizona State stopped Washington State on a fourth-and-inches play at the ASU 3-yard line en route to the Sun Devils' 21-16 Pac-10 victory over the Cougars Saturday. "I aged 10 years during this one," said ASU coach John Cooper. "This was one of the guttiest defensive performances you'll ever see by any football team. Our whole defensive squad just played an excellent football game." The Cougars, who trailed by as many as 21 points in the third quarter, were down by only 21-14 when they marched 94 yards for another possible score in the fourth quarter. But they came up short when quarterback Mark Rypien was held for no gain on the plunge into the middle of the line on fourth down. OREGON 49, SAN DIEGO STATE 37 at San Diego Quarterback Chris Miller threw for four touchdowns and ran for another to lead Oregon in a non-conference game. San Diego State quarterback Todd Santos completed 32 of 44 passes for 398 yards and four touchdowns after entering the game in the second quarter. Miller, who completed 26 of 37 passes for 368 yards, connected with senior flanker Lew Barnes for nine completions for 183 yards and one touchdown as Oregon improved its record to 3-4. . UCLA 34, CAL 7 at Pasadena, Calif. Redshirt freshman cor- nerback Marcus Turner returned an interception 21 yards for a touchdown to highlight a 17-point UCLA explosion in a span of 3:30 late in the first half as UCLA took over first place in the Pacific-10. The convincing victory before a crowd of 61,530 at the Rose Bowl was the fourth in a row for the Bruins, giving them a 4-1 conference record and a 6-1-1 overall mark. Cal fell to 1-5 in conference play and 3-5 overall. UCLA is one of five teams in the Pac-10 with one loss in league action the others are Washing ton, Arizona, Arizona St Southern Cal. However, the other four have four wins J Wire service reports J Color Irish blue, green, victorious Jans Pack wins From page 1B them back in the game on the interception." UNR outgained NAU, 493 yards to 221. The Wolf Pack rushed for 304 yards, including 164 on 24 carries by redshirt freshman fullback Charvez Foger. The game never should have been as close as it was at half-time. After UNR drove 60 yards for a touchdown on its opening possession, the Wolf Pack reached NAU's 13-, 6- and 10-yard lines and came up with only six points. UNR outgained NAU, 311 yards to 127, in the first half but was penalized seven times for 50 yards. ; UNR fullback Jason Seybold scored on a 5-yard run with 11:12 left in the first quarter to give the .Wolf Pack a 7-0 lead. UNR drove from its 28 to the NAU 13 on its next drive, but Zen-dejas surprisingly missed from the 30. ; Another UNR drive stalled on the NAU 5-yard line, and Zendejas kicked a 23-yard field goal to give the Wolf Pack a 1(H) lead with 13:34 left in, the first half. UNR increased its lead to 13-0 on-a-42 yard field goal by Zendejas with 6:50 left in the first half. The Wolf Pack had a second down-and-yl on the NAU 10, but then committed three straight penalties and was pushed back to the 25. Osborne returned UNR quarterback Eric Beavers' pass for a touchdown with 4:01 remaining in the first half. Osborne stepped in front of wingback Thai Ivery on an out pattern, which UNR had thrown repeatedly in the game. Beavers was intercepted again on UNR's next possession, this time by strong safety Tony Cullen. NAU took over on the UNR 46. Eight plays later, Goran Ling-merth, a native of Sweden, kicked a 43-yard field goal with four seconds left in the half to cut UNR's lead to 13-10. Zendejas kicked field goals of 49, 37 and 54 yards in the third quarter to increase UNR's lead to 22-10. UNR made it 29-10 on a 17-yard touchdown pass from Beavers to Foger with 14:14 left in the game. Assoudleo Press RUNNING WOLF: UNR fullback Charvez Foger breaks through a hole in the NAU defense Saturday night. Foger, the Big Sky's leading rusher, gained 164 yards in boost his season total to 898 yards. iSOUTH BEND, Ind. - Notre Dame coach Gerry Faust credited his players and not the switch to green jerseys Saturday for the 37-3 defeat administered to Southern California. "We had it all set for the second half and I went along with it," said Faust, when asked why Notre Dame would go from blue jerseys to green after having taken a 27-0 halftime lead. "We felt it would stir up the crowd," said Faust. "It's the people under the jerseys that matter. You still have to play the game." Southern Cal coach Ted Tollner said: "We were responsible for our own embarrassment. The green uniforms basically had no effect on our team. There was no reaction." Asked if he thought it was embarrassment heaped upon embarrassment, Tollner replied: "I think they planned it that way and I'll leave it at that. "I felt we were whipped in every phase of the game," said Tollner. "We were ready to play emotionally but Notre Dame came out and pounded us. The opening kickoff fumble set the stage for the game." Notre Dame tailback Allen Pin-kett, who gained 110 yards in 28 carries and scored one touchdown, said: "The green jerseys were something we had no idea was going to be done. I guess it has become somewhat of a tradition since the first time they did it in 1977. It was no big deal." Dan Devine came up with the green jerseys in 1977 when the Hth-ranked Irish upset fifth-ranked Southern Cal 49-19. NEBRASKA 17, COLORADO 7 at Lincoln, Neb. Tom Rathman raced 84 yards for the go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter to boost the fifth-ranked Corn-huskers. Rathman rushed for 115 yards on 11 carries and produced Nebraska's longest scoring run of the season with 23 seconds left in the third period. I-back Doug DuBose rushed for 125 JfecieHMl 2ies and scored the BoftihuslErs' fttst touchdown, "atbfBrWF jjr second quar ter. DuBose's score evened the game after the Buffaloes, 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the league, scored on backup quarterback Craig Keenan's 2-yard keeper in the first quarter. MICHIGAN 42, INDIANA 15 at Ann Arbor, Mich. Michigan tailback Jamie Morris rushed for 179 yards and two touchdowns as the fourth-ranked Wolverines overcame a pair of early turnovers for a Big Ten victory. Michigan, sluggish after its heartbreaking defeat at Iowa a week earlier, improved its record to 6-1 overall and 3-1 in conference play. Indiana, after winning its first four, slipped to 4-3 overall and 1-3 in the Big Ten. The score was tied 15-15 at the half, but Michigan behind the running of Morris and crisp passing of Jim Harbaugh dominated the second half. OKLAHOMA STATE 17, KANSAS 10 at Lawrence, Kan. Thur-man Thomas hurdled across the S;oal line from a yard out with 1:05 eft to boost the 12th-ranked Cowboys. Oklahoma State, frustrated most of the day, wasted no time after Mark Moore intercepted a Kansas pass with less than two minutes to go and carried 18 yards Midwest to the Kansas 45. Thomas went 13 yards to the 32 on a draw play, then took a screen pass from quarterback Ronnie Williams and sped 30 yards to the 2. OHIO STATE 23, MINNESOTA 19 at Minneapolis Freshman tailback Vince Workman, playing in place of injured All-America Keith Byars, ran 16 yards for a touchdown with 10:36 to play as ninth-ranked Ohio State rallied for a Big Ten victory over 20th-ranked Minnesota. With the Gophers, 5-2 overall and 3-1 in the conference, leading 19-10 midway through the third quarter, Ohio State quarterback Jim Karsatos completed four passes for 52 yards in a 16-play, 90-yard drive. His 1-yard, fourth-down touchdown pass to Ed Tag-gart on the second play of the fourth quarter brought Ohio State, 6-1 and 3-1, within 19-17. MICHIGAN STATE 28, PURDUE 24 at West Lafayette, Ind. -Lorenzo White rushed for 244 yards and two touchdowns and Dave Yarema hit Butch Rolle from 5 yards out with 13 seconds left to lift Michigan State. Trailing 24-21 with 7:42 left, Michigan State marched from its 11 in 22 plays. The Spartans converted on two fourth-and-short situations before Yarema, who completed 16 of 25 for 166 yards, hit Rolle with the winner. White carried 53 times, four shy of the NCAA Division I-A single-game record KANSAS STATE 20, MISSOURI 17 at Columbia, Missouri John Welch connected with reserve quarterback Todd Elder for a 10-yard touchdown with 1:14 left to lift Kansas State in a Big Eight game between previously winless teams. BOWLING GREEN 26, KENT STATE 14 at Bowling Green, Ohio Brian McClure threw two touchdown passes to rally unbeaten Bowling Green (8-0 overall, 6-0 league) in a Mid-American Conference game. Wire service reports Ragin' Cajuns upset Rebels LAS VEGAS (AP) -Defensive lineman Joe DeForest intercepted a pass and ran 20 yards for a touchdown with 1:39 remaining Saturday night to give Southwestern Louisiana a 20-13 victory over the Nevada-Las Vegas . The Rebels had apparently salvaged a 13-13 tie when defensive back Anthony Blue blocked a 26-yard field goal try by Ragin' Cajun kicker Patrick Broussard with 2:13 left in the game. UNLV, 4-4, had a last-ditch effort to tie the game nullified when Rebel wide reciever Reggie Hobson was ruled out of the end zone after catching an apparent 13-yard touchdown pass from Stall-worth with 16 seconds remaining. The Rebels took a 13-6 half-time lead . Texas-El Paso shocks BYU; Air Force rolls to 11th straight victory ; EL PASO, Texas Texas-El Paso coach Bill Yung ' always has said he believes in miracles. Saturday ; night he was blessed with one. ', In one of the most stunning upsets in college foot-- ball history, Texas-El Paso won its first game of the vear. a shocking 23-16 defeat of defending national champion Brigham Young. The seventh-ranked Cougars had not lost to the Miners in 14 years and the setback the only one for a member of the Associated Press Top Ten on Saturday broke BYU's record 25-game Western Athletic Conference winning streak. J "This is the first time we have ever played four Suarters with BYU," Yung said after UTEP fans tore own the goal posts. "We played hard and perhaps it was a miracle. But you know that I believe in mira-fcles." 1 . The West The victory gave the Miners a 1-6 record, 1-3 in the WAC. BYU fell to 6-2 and 3-1, which left Cougar coach La Veil Edwards worried about his team's national standing. "This was costly to us from a national standpoint," Edwards said. "We have lost conference games before and won the WAC, but we can't afford to lose any more WAC games this season." Errors, more than anything, helped Texas-El Paso in its upset. The Miners intercepted BYU quarterback Robbie Bosco four times. Defensive back Danny Taylor intercepted two, including one in his own end zone which he returned 100 yards for a second-period touchdown to put the Miners on top for good. SAN JOSE STATE 34, PACIFIC 26 at San Jose, Calif. K.C. Clark scored two touchdowns and rushed for 139 yards on 24 carries as San Jose broke a five-game losing streak. AIR FORCE 37, UTAH 15 at the Air Force Academy, Colo. Air Force's explosive wishbone generated a season-high 524 total yards, highlighted by three rushers who were over 100 yards, as the Falcons won the Western Athletic Conference game. The victory was the Falcons' 11th straight, an academy record and tied with Bowling Green for the longest in the nation. In raising their season record to 8-0 and WAC mark to 5-0, the No. 8 Falcons showed off for representatives of five bowl selection committees, including the Orange, Sugar and Fiesta. The loss dropped Utah, which had been tied with Air Force for the WAC lead, to 6-2 overall and 4-1 in the conference. FRESNO STATE 38. UTAH STATE 19 at Logan, Utah Tailback James Williams rushed for 106 yards and two touchdowns to lead Fresno State in a Pacific Coast Athletic Association game. COLORADO STATE 30, WYOMING 19 at Laramie, Wyo. Kelly Stouffer threw two touchdowns passes and Steve DeLine kicked three field goals to lead Colorado State to a Western Athletic Conference victory. Colorado State is now 3-5 overall and 3-3 in the league. Wyoming dropped to 1-6 on the season and 0-4 in WAC play.

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