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Sunday, September 28, 1997
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COLLEGE FOOTBALL Sunday, September 28, 1997 H7. Lobos' Tyner Is Keeping Focus AH in Family from PAGE HI That was the year he also got married, on Nov. 25. It was a pretty tough decision," Matt says. "I had two more years of football to play. And we both had all that school to go. Football, school and getting married is a lot to juggle." -fit was very difficult to get married," Marci says, "School is a commitment itself. Then you add on the football. It was hard enough to get married.". Then came 1996, and it wasn't as kind. In the season opener against New Mexico State, Matt suffered a broken left fibula. He was so furious, he refused to let anyone help carry him off. He walked off the field with a broken leg. "The hardest time," Matt says, "was last fall when I got hurt." Marci was pregnant, and Matt had been happy to wait on her. Suddenly, his world was upside down. He felt as immobile as an overstuffed chair. "Everything went from me MARCI TYNER: Will get degree In May taking care of her to her taking care of me," Matt says. "That was really tough. I felt helpless. I couldn't do anything. She was doing everything for me. "But we worked through it and stuck together, and everything was fine." - He was fine to play football, too. Originally expected to be done for the year, Matt returned in time to play Southern Methodist on Oct. 26. The next week, he played guard for the first time in his UNM career arid recorded 12 knockdowns in 36 plays against Tulsa. And life got better. On Dec. 6, 1996, Matthew Alan Tyner became a father. ; "It was one of the most exciting things of my life," Matt says. "That was probably the best thing that's ever happened." I The baby was named Jackson Thomas Jackson being Marci's last name and Thomas being the first name of Matt's father. "It changed a lot," Matt says. "It added a lot more responsibility. It made me grow up a little bit and realize there was more to life than just playing a game and getting an education. I've got a family now." Matt goes to school on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays; Marci has classes on Tuesdays and Thursdays. This way, one of them always can be with Jackson. The toughest time is on weekends, particularly Friday nights. Even when the Lobos have a home game, the players stay in an Albuquerque hotel. "The weekends are probably the hardest," Marci says. "He misses his dad. But we manage. It's only one more semester. That's probably what gets us through." Both will have their degrees by May. Marci would like to pursue a master's in social work. She wants to work with kids. Matt would like to play pro football. He has come full circle and now is a center once again. He had 21 knockdown blocks in the 25-22 win last week over Utah State. Still, he realizes he'll have to have something else to fall back on. After all, he has a family to support. - tit's nearing 8 o'clock on a Friday night, and young Jackson Tyner begins to hover around the front door. He doesn't realize it's Friday, and that his father won't be home this night. But, soon, the phone will ring, and he'll hear his father's voice. When he does come home, Matt Tyner will pick up his boy in his large hands and raise him up high. That'll be a good day. J " -1 A - rt Alliu m LIVE ON PAY-PER-VIEW TO ORDER OR FOR MORE TVKO IS A REGISTERED SERVICE "'X BYU Nips SMU in OT Williams, Texas Run Over Owls The Associated Press DALLAS The behemoths on Brigham Young's offensive line average 6 feet, 6 inches and 306 pounds. The biggest guy on Southern Methodist's defensive line is 6-5, 290 pounds. When the No. 23 Cougars couldn't shake the pesky Mustangs in regulation, head coach LaVell Edwards decided to exploit the mismatch in overtime. Brian McKenzie ran for five yards on each of the first two plays, then weaved his way up the middle for a 15-yard touchdown that gave BYU a 19-16 Western Athletic Conference football victory Saturday. "We came down and had to score a touchdown to win the game, so we just pounded the ball," Edwards said. The Mustangs (1-3, 0-1) tied the game at 13 on a 27-yard field goal by Roy Rios with 48 seconds left in the fourth quarter, then went ahead 16-13 on a 28-yarder by Rios in overtime. SMU missed a chance for a touchdown two plays earlier when Chris Sanders overthrew Rafiq Cooper in the end zone. The Cougars (2-1, 1-0 in the WAC), forced to settle for overtime after botching their last drive of the fourth quarter, needed just three plays to get McKenzie into the end zone. "I saw the seam; I just hit it," said McKenzie, who had 98 yards on 21 carries. "Nothing was going to stop me." TEXAS 38, RICE 31: At Houston, the Longhorns rediscovered their offense by putting the ball in Ricky Williams' hands. "We knew we had to control the ball and run the ball," Williams said after rushing for 249 yards and a school record five touchdowns and held on for a victory over the Owls. Williams, who carried 28 times, scored on runs of 9, 48, 4, 25 and 15 yards as the Longhorns (2-1) tried to put behind them the humiliating 66-3 loss to UCLA in their last outing two weeks ago. It wasn't easy. Rice (2-2), which surprised Northwestern 40-34 last weekend, got two touchdowns from Michael Perry on runs of 40 and 66 yards. The Owls' spread- I claim MILLION and counting FINANCING X 3 ST Sc Habit 0 jf JT7 .J- f AVAILABLE V:. SudJBUdQ J35i?(2jfci?t7j50 lT Locally Owned & Operated Since 1950 Y 1 TE2i g A UTOMOTIVE MA CHINE SHOP 1101 Second Street NWf Aft, KM 87102 -.I7f iff ijw' -sS- 7PM CM. 97 INFORMATION CALL rlKkM 344-0690 MuMI Of TiME WAHMSR tNTRTAINMENT COMPANY. LP. T v ft CHARGING COUGAR: Brigham Young running back Kalanl Sitake picks up yardage against SMU on Saturday. BYU won In overtime. WACSTATE option offense piled up 452 rushing yards and baffled Texas much of the afternoon. Williams' fifth touchdown, which gave Texas its first lead at 35-31 with 10:39 left in the game, was set up a fumble by Perry on the second play of the fourth quarter. The Longhorns recovered at their own 17 and drove to the Rice 48 before being forced to punt. But a roughing-the-kicker penalty against Rice's Andy Clifton gave Texas a first down. The Owls took over at their 20 with 5:28 to go and marched to the Texas 12 with eight seconds left. Chad Nelson's pass into the end zone to Jason Blackwell was caught out of bounds. AIR FORCE 24, SAN DIEGO STATE 18 (OT): At Air Force Academy, Colo., Tim Curry intercepted Kevin McKechnie's pass at the 20-yard line and scampered 80 yards for a touchdown to give the unbeaten Falcons a win. On a first-and-15 play from the 18 the fourth play of the overtime period, McKechnie let go a pass that ended up in Curry's arms. San Diego State (1-3, 0-1 WAC), which kicked a 49-yard field goal with one second to play in regula Golfers only The National Golf Evaluation Center, a leading reserch and development company in Southern California, is now accepting goiters of all handicaps for a risk free test play on new lines of wedges emerging in the spring of '98. If interested please call: Cathi l-(888)-878-7529 Ell,,uu,u7S '""'-' 1 - v , yy Balloon Fiesta Weekend! 691 5 Montgomery NE While entire hair transplant clinics may to have placed millions of hairs, Dr. 5word is among a handful of doctors in the world that has personally transplanted over 1.7 million crafts for thousands of patients. And he has done it one hair at a time. 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Then, with the Miners facing a third down, running back Paul Smith was hit by NMSU linebacker Enrique Ramirez and fumbled. Reginald Felder recovered for the Aggies, and the offense that had been nonexistent suddenly came to life. NMSU quarterback Ty Houghtal-ing hadn't completed a pass in the first 27 minutes of the game. But he completed four in a hurry, and NMSU scored on a 1-yard pass play from Houghtaling to Ryan Shaw. The score at halftiir e was 17-7, though the Aggies h?.d just 59 yards of total offense. UTEP had 245. "We should have put them away in the first half," Bailey said. "We did make some mistakes that need to be corrected. We should have put more points on the scoreboard. We didn't put them away like I wanted to." NMSU head coach Tony Samuel was disappointed with the way his team played in the first half. "We weren't on it, and we weren't sharp," he said. During halftime, the Aggies came up with some new offensive strategy. After taking the kickoff, NMSU went 80 yards on three pass plays, with Houghtaling hitting receiver Duane Gregory for a 55-yard touchdown. The snap was bad on the conversion attempt, and the Miners still led 17-13. UTEP, however, came right back on its first possession of the half to ad-visor CI a Brakes a Alignments iinnnnnnnnnnnr o(oj daunting C Per tire wim we purcnase or z or more wes ana we Parnelli Tire Buyer Package. .'lL a. I 1 0 - combined with any other tire offer. 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NMSU UTEP First downs 18 28 Rushes-yards 26-128 6&239 Passing 190 142 Comp-Att-Int 16-3&2 13-260 Return Yards 18 61 Punts-Avg. 5-39 343 Fumbles-Lost 21 3-2 Penalties-Yards 8-50 7-56 ' Time of Possession 21:58 38:02 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING NMSU, Manns 1687, Gregory 1-21, Houghtaling 4-11. UTEP. Polk 30-115, Johnson 15-73, Smith 11-59. PASSING NMSU, Houghtaling 15-35-2 181, Williams 1-1-0 9. UTEP, Strickland 11-220 128, Raybom 2-40 14. RECEIVING NMSU, Gregory 6-97, Shaw 4-35, Manns 2-18. UTEP, Carpenter 4-56, Johnston 3-28, Natkln 2-19. go 82 yards on 13 plays, with Joseph Polk scoring on a 3-yard run. That; gave the Miners a 24-13 advantage.' Polk finished with 115 yards on 30' carries and scored two touchdowns for the Miners. Late in the third quarter, UTEP missed a 47-yard field goal. On the, first play of the fourth quarter, Nick Cecava missed a 37-yard field goal' for the Aggies on the artificial turf. , With 10 minutes left in the game,', Cecava hit a 27-yard field goal to' make the score 24-16. The Aggies', were only a touchdown and two-, point conversion away from tying the game. NMSU had two more chances. The ", first one ended when the Aggies lost the ball on downs on the UTEP 35. ', New Mexico State got the ball one, final time on its own 20 with two minutes, left. But an interception' ended those hopes, and UTEP ran, out the clock. 823-4444 Sea im"""! Perfo'SKSLr,., CENTER LINE ' Tf J J at V Uahfa SSem n m $ f m i I : ftadials. 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