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wi 1 m J 6 USM 6 NFL SCORECARD THE CLARION-LEDGER JACKSON DAILY NEWS I JACKSON, MISSISSIPPI SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9, 1988; Tigers serve Hornets nasty dish: Tillman The All-star running back rushes for a career-best 202 yards. By Tim Turner Staff Writer MONTGOMERY, ALA. Jackson State's offensive menu was Offense a la Lewis Tillman. ; By the end of the Tigers' game with Alabama State, the Hornets surely had had their fill. , Tillman had a career-high 202 yards rushing on 27 carries and Scored two touchdowns to lead JSU over ASU 21 -7 in the Cramton Bowl Saturday night. JSU's Southwestern Athletic Conference winning streak is now at 21. The Tigers are 3-0-2 overall and 3-0 in the SWAC. The Hornets ends a two-game winning streak and is 2-2 overall and in the SWAC. The JSU plan could not have been more simple. It saw a defense lhat was suspect against the run, and exploited it. "We looked at the films coming in and thought we could keep it on the ground," said JSU coach W.C. Gor-den. "We thought with our offensive line we could outphysical them. We thought we'd just come right at them and pound and pound and pound. "We wanted to run them down. All we had to do was stay away from the mistakes and be patient." "The offensive line did a hell of a job tonight for me," said Tillman. "I felt I had to run like that. I felt really rugged in the first half. I wasn't quick enough to break away. But it all came together." The Tigers scored the first time they touched the ball. Tillman, in pursuit of Walter Payton's JSU career rushing record, ran for 29 yards on the drive's first four plays including a 21-yard pickup on a toss sweep to the Hornet 35. Tillman ended the half with 72 yards on 13 See JSU, 7D iA IK r j - v V JF IM I v It T ' . j Eagles' explosion flattens Green Wave Eric MillerThe Clarion-Ledger Jackson Daily News USM .defenders George Hill (34) and James Henry bring down Tulane running back Rodney Hunter in the Golden Eagles' win. USM's second-half effort insures a tension-free finish against Tulane. By Mike Christensen Staff Writer NEW ORLEANS Early last week, a Southern Mississippi player expressed concern over the team's state of mind after back-to-back, heart-stopping victories. "These close games are about to drive us crazy," the player said. After Saturday's game here in the Superdome, often a house of horrors for USM, the Golden Eagles no longer need a psychiatrist's couch. It was Tulane's Green Wave that wound up fiat on its back. Before a crowd of 22,704, many of them clad in USM's black-and-gold, the Eagles rolled to a 38-13 victory, their fourth in a row. At 5-1, USM has equalled its best start since 1983. Since it started playing a major-college schedule,! only twice has USM started better: j 8-0-1 in the Tangerine Bowl season t of 1981 and 6-0 in the Independence Bowl season of 1980. The drama Saturday ended in the ' second quarter. Down 10-7, USM; drove 54 yards in eight plays to go ahead 14-10 just 12 seconds before, intermission. In the second half, the Eagles let it rip. They outscored the Wave 24-3 and outgained them by the incredi- ble margin of 308 yards to 29. ; The cheers from USM fans were at times drowned out by the boos of the Tulane fans, who watched the ; Wave trickle to 3-3. ; "Last week (in a 30-23 win over Louisville) I thought we played two! great quarters," said USM coach " Curley Hallman, "and this week we; came even closer to putting together four good quarters." See USM, 6D USM passes crossroads, 6D ' v X mm r- i I i ff tra,, B .V hii ' n 7WtrX m k2i fit ffli is w j .Vr -,vf -H .. :.' J n't I - . r - flt ; : ,., - I I Uehs Mie historic over iama Rick GuyThe Clarion-Ledger Jackson Daily News It's a celebration Ole Miss players count the ticks off as the Tide turns against Alabama and the Rebels win in Alabama for the first time, 22-12. This time, Ole Miss didn't go down swinging in a losing cause. By Mike Knobler Staff Writer TUSCALOOSA, Ala. No more consolation speeches and talk of effort and hypothesizing about what might have been. This time, the Ole Miss Rebels finally did it. After inspired but losing performances against three consecutive Top 20 teams, Ole Miss beat one. The Rebels scored 15 points in the , final 46 seconds to upset 12th-ranked Alabama 22-12 here Saturday. Never before in 24 tries dating back to 1900 had Ole Miss beaten Alabama in the state of Alabama. Through six Southeastern Conference championship seasons and 473 football wins, that feat remained unaccomplished until Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Inside '42:' The play of the day. Birthday bests: Billy Brewer turned 53, and the Rebels laid a 'hama' on Bama. DEFENSE: Ole Miss did not allow a completed pass. The Game: Briefs on scoring, statistics, notes, quotes. Stories & photos, 4D-5D "This was one of the biggest wins in Ole Miss history," said Rebels coach Billy Brewer. "If there ever could be a bigger one, I'd be proud to be on the team that had a bigger one," said offensive coordinator Red Parker, who spent 23 years as a head coach. Ole Miss, 2-3 overall and 1-2 in the SEC, had lost five straight to Alabama since 1976. The Crimson Tide fell to 3-1 and 2-1 before a homecoming crowd of 70,123. After the game the Rebels ran See REBELS, 5D Athletics power past Red Sox for 3-0 lead Oakland can complete a sweep today with Dave Stewart on the mound. By The Associated Press OAKLAND, Calif. . Mark McGwire, Ron Hassey, Carney Lansford and Dave Henderson homered as the Oakland Athletics poured on the power Saturday night, rallying from an early five-run deficit to beat the Boston Red Sox 10-6 for a 3-0 lead in the American League playoffs. The Athletics, continuing to dominate Boston at the Oakland Coliseum, moved within one victory of the World Series. No baseball team has ever overcome a 3-0 gap in postseason play, and Oakland could complete a sweep today when Dave Stewart opposes Boston's Bruce Hurst. - A hotly contested call on a hard slide at second base cost Boston a run in the fifth inning with Oakland ahead 6-5, and the Athletics' bullpen held on, with Dennis Eckersley setting an AL playoff record and tying the major-league mark with his third save of the series. After pitchers ruled the first two games at Fenway Park a hitters' paradise the batters suddenly got their revenge at one of the best pitchers' parks in the majors. Not even the twilight start could help Oakland's Bob Welch or Boston's Mike Boddicker. Neither survived the third inning. Hassey, who also doubled and drove in three runs, and McGwire each got three of Oakland's 15 hits. McGwire homered for the second successive game and got Oakland within 5-1 in the second. Lansford connected for a two-run shot later in SeeAL, 2D Ashford gives tip Former Jackson Mets manager, who resigned this week, delivers in the clutch in a most-unusual way. By Joe Powell Staff Writer Former Jackson Mets manager Tucker Ashford is the sleuth who nailed Los Angeles illegal-pitch artist Jay Howell. New York second baseman Wally Backman made reference to a "a manager or scout in the organization" telling the parent coaching staff of the Dodger reliever's pine-tar-smudged glove in an interview on CBS-TV. The anonymous person was Ashford, whose retirement from baseball was made public Friday. "I was watching the Dodgers-Mets game in my living room with my wife and four friends on Tuesday night," said Ashford Saturday from his home in Memphis, Tenn. "I could clearly see pine tar on Howell's glove and cap. I know about those things, because I played with Gay-See TIP. 2D Mets take wet-and-wild win over angry Dodgers New York grabs a 2-1 lead in NL's best-of-seven championship series. By Mike Lopresti Gannett News Service NEW YORK You have messy weather, you get messy baseball. When four wet, wild hours were over Saturday, the Los Angeles Dodgers had lost a chance for control of the National League playoffs and maybe their top relief pitcher, caught with his hand in the pine tar. It does not get much more bizarre than the New York Mets' 8-4 victory over the Dodgers in Game 3 Saturday, the Mets scoring five times in the eighth to take a 2-1 lead in the series. It was a theater of the absurd and un usual. There was the cold, with wind, rain and 42 degrees. "The conditions were the worst I've ever played in," said outfielder Mookie Wilson, whose RBI single sent the Mets in front to stay in the eighth. "Our suits were soaked, our feet were cold, we couldn't stay loose." There was the mud, with Keith Hernandez falling down three times trying unsucessfully to get from second to third base in the sixth. "Every four steps I took, the dirt came out from under me. I couldn't run so I had to crawl," he said. There were the oddities, with the Dodgers taking an early 3-0 lead, scoring three runs in the second and third with one ball hit out of the infield. See NL, 2D TV today The Best: The New Orleans Saints don't play until 3 p.m. today (Channel 12 in Jackson) against San Diego. The rest: The New York Jets dav Cincin nati at noon on Channel 3. The Bengals are the NFL's lone unbeaten team. The Virginia Slims of New Orleans is on ESPN at noon. Baseball is on ABC at 1:30 p.m. and tonight at 7. Complete listings, 13D. D Saturday sports by the numbers SWAC JSU 21 Alabama State 7 Alcorn 28 Tex. Southern 7 Mid. Tenn. 40 Miss. Valley 3 Grambling 35 Tenn. State 33 UAPB-Prairie View n IBA Penn State 35 Cincinnati 9 S.Carolina 26 Virginia Tech 24 Louisville 9 Tulsa 3 Memphis St. 17 Florida 11 SEC Ole Miss 22 Alabama 12 LSU 7 Auburn 6 Georgia 41 Vanderbilt 22 Memphis State 17 Florida 1 1 TOP 20 No. 1 Miami idle No. 2 UCLA 38... Oregon St. 21 No. 3 USC 42 No. 18 Oregon 14 No. 5 Notre Dame 30 Pitt 20 No. 6 Florida St. 28 Ga. Southern 10 No. 7 West Virginia 30 ... East Carolina 10 No. 8 South Catolina 26 ..Virginia Tech 24 No. 9 Nebraska 63 Kansas 10 No. 1 0 Oklahoma 28 Texas 1 3 No. 1 1 Clemson 10 Virginia 7 No. 13 0kla.State41 Colorado 21 No. 16 Wyoming-San Diego State n No. 17 Michigan 17 Michigan State 3 No. 19 Washington 10 Arizona State 0 No. 20 Arkansas 31 Texas Tech 10 State schools Jax State 24 Delta State 17 Miss. College 18 Troy St. 12 Millsaps17 Colo. Coll. 15' Hockey Bruins 6 Whalers 2 Capitals 6 Sabres 2 Devils 5 Nordiques 3 Canadiens 4 '. North Stars 3 Maple Leafs 7 Blackhawks 4 Red Wings 3 Canucks 3 Rangers 4 Blues 2 Baseball Mets 8 Mets 4 Athletics 10 Red Sox 6 Inside LSU was coming off two consecutive losses. But at home, it was all joy against Auburn as the Tigers upset the nation's fourth-ranked team. 7-6. 3D. 'A m i

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