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- The Salina Journal Sunday, November 17,1991 35 COLLEGE FOOTBALL Miami sets up shot at national title Hurricanes nip Florida State By The Associated Press It looks like the national championship will come down to Miami playing in the Orange Bowl and Washington playing in the Rose Bowl. The second-ranked Hurricanes upset No. 1 College roundup Florida State 17-16 Saturday when Gerry Thomas' 34-yard field goal attempt went wide right by a foot with 25 seconds left. Miami probably can win its third national title in five years with victories over Boston College, San Diego State and the Big Eight champ, either Nebraska or Colorado. Washington apprarently can be No. 1 only if the Hurricanes falter and the Huskies beat Washington State next week and Michigan in the Rose Bowl. "It's the greatest win I've ever been involved in," Miami coach Dennis Erickson said. "I'm still shocked. We were fortunate they missed the field goal." It's the fourth time in the last five years that Miami (9-0) has spoiled the Seminoles' bid for a first national title. It ended a 16-game winning streak for Florida State (10-1). "I just have an empty feeling . inside," Seminoles offensive lineman Kevin Mancini said. "This was our year. We should have won this - year." Thomas, a walk-on sophomore who had made his three previous field goal tries in the game, kicked as Florida State faced a third-and-9 from Miami's 17. "I thought it was good for a second, then it faded right," Thomas said. Stephen McGuire gained 142 . yards on 22 carries for Miami, including 71 yards on eight rushes in the fourth quarter. "He was possessed," Erickson said. "He carried people down to; ward the end zone." • WASHINGTON 58, OREGON STATE 6 — At Corvallis, Ore., Billy - Joe Hobert threw four first-half touchdown passes and ran for another score as Washington (10-0, 7-0 Pacific-10) clinched its second - straight trip to the Rose Bowl. Mario Bailey caught three scoring passes for the Huskies, who probably will move up to second in - the rankings. They play Washington . State next week and Michigan in the . Rose Bowl. • MICHIGAN 20, ILLINOIS 0 — At Champaign, the Wolverines (9-1, 7-0) earned the Big Ten's berth in the Rose Bowl as Desmond Howard caught a 1-yard TD pass from Elvis Grbac in the second quarter and ran for a 15-yard TD in the fourth quarter. J.D. Carlson kicked a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter and a 43-yarder in the third quarter for the Wolverines. • FLORIDA 35, KENTUCKY 26 — At Gainesville, Fla., Tre Everett returned from a three-game layoff caused by a hamstring injury and caught two touchdown passes as the Gators clinched a Sugar Bowl berth with their first official title in 58 years of Southeastern Conference play. Florida (9-1, 7-0) also finished first in 1984,1985 and 1990, but were denied titles because of NCAA probation. The Gators are the first ••' team to finish the SEC season un- beaten since Auburn was 6-0 in 1983. • CALIFORNIA 25, ARIZONA STATE 6 - At Berkeley, Calif., Brian Treggs caught a 65-yard touchdown pass on a flea flicker and University of Miami quarterback Gino Torretta (right) is pulled to the turf by Florida State's Kirk Carruthers during the first half of The Associated Press Saturday's game in Tallahassee, Fla. Miami won the game, 17-16, to earn a berth in the Orange Bowl. Bowl picture Gam* California Bowl Aloha Bowl Blockbuster Bowl Independence Bowl Liberty Bowl Gator Bowl Holiday Bowl Freedom Bowl John Hancock Bowl Copper Bowl Peach Bowl Hall of Fame Bowl Citrus Bowl Cotton Bowl Fiesta Bowl Rose Bowl Orange Bowl Sugar Bowl Place Fresno, Calif. Honolulu Miami Shreveport, Lo. Memphis, Tenn. Jacksonville, Fla. San Diego Anaheim, Calif. El Paso, Texas Tucson, Ariz. Atlanta Tampa, Fla. Orlando, Fla. Dallas Tempe, Ariz. Pasadena, Calif. Miami New Orleans Date Dec. 14 Dec. 25 Dec. 28 Dec. 29 Dec. 29 Dec. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Dec. 31 Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Jan. Time 3p.m. 2:30 p.m. 8 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 7p.m. 7 p.m. 8 p.m. l:30p.m. 7 p.m. 10:30 a.m. noon 12:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 4p.m. 7 p.m. 7:20 p.m. Cable SCA ABC CBS ABC ESPN TBS ESPN Raycom CBS TBS ESPN NBC ABC CBS NBC ABC NBC ABC Teams Bowling Green vs. Fresno State or San Jose State (Big West winner) Stanford vs. Georgia Tech Alabama vs. Colorado, Nebraska or Oklahoma Arkansas (with one more win) vs. Indiana, N.C. State or West Virginia Air Force vs. Mississippi-Mississippi State winner Big Eight third place team vs. Virginia Iowa vs. BYU-San Diego State winner (WAC winner) Tulsa vs. BYU-San Diego State loser Illinois vs. UCLA Baylor vs. Indiana or N.C. State East Carolina vs. At-large team Syracuse vs. Ohio State California vs. Clemson Texas ASM (SWC winner) vs. Florida State Penn State vs. Tennessee Washington (Pac-10 winner) vs. Michigan (Big Ten winner) Miami vs. Colorado or Nebraska (Big Eight winner) Notre Dame vs. Florida Russell White ran for another score for California (9-1, 6-1 Pacific-10), which plays the Atlanta Coast Conference champion in the Citrus Bowl on New Year's Day. • ALABAMA 10, MEMPHIS STATE 7 — At Memphis, Term., John Copeland preserved the victory for the Crimson Tide (9-1) when he caused and recovered quarterback Keith Benton's fumble with 3:39 to play on Alabama's 27. Matt Wellington kicked a 21-yard field goal and Jay Barker threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Kevin Lee in the first quarter. Keith Benton threw a 3-yard TD pass in the first quarter for Memphis State (5-6). • PENN STATE 35, NOTRE DAME 13 - At State College, Pa., O.J. McDuffie caught two touchdown passes and ran 37 yards on a reverse for another TD as the Nittany Lions (9-2) gave Notre Dame its worst defeat since the 1988 Cotton Bowl. Richie Anderson ran for 136 yards on 26 carries and scored twice. For Penn State, Tony Sacca completed 14 of 20 passes for 151 yards and two touchdowns and became Penn State's season passing yardage leader with 2,326 in 11 games. • IOWA 24, NORTHWESTERN 10 — At Evanston, HI., Mike Saun- ders scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 7-yard run in the third quarter as Iowa (9-1, 6-1) clinched second place in the Big Ten and a berth in the Holiday Bowl. • TENNESSEE 36, MISSISSIPPI 25 - At Knoxville, Tenn., James "Little Man" Stewart rushed for 215 yards and two touchdowns for the Volunteers (7-2, 3-2 Southeastern Conference), who ec expect to play Penn State in the Fiesta Bowl. Stewart's 215 yards was the most ever by a true freshman at Tennessee, eclipsing the record of 169 yards set two weeks ago by Aaron Hayden against Memphis State. • EAST CAROLINA 24, VIRGINIA TECH 17 — At Blacksburg, Va., Jeff Blake passed for 337 yards and threw a go-ahead touchdown pass with 7:21 remaining. Blake completed passes of 16 and 45 yards to Dion Johnson and then threw a 14- yard TD pass to Clayton Driver. Virginia Tech (5-5) led 14-0 and East Carolina (9-1) still trailed by seven points in the third quarter when Greg Grandison intercepted a pass and returned it 95 yards for a touchdown that tied the score 14-14. The Pirates, who are going to the Peach Bowl, held in the final quarter after Virginia Tech twice moved the ball to midfield. • CLEMSON 40, MARYLAND 7 — At Clemson, S.C., senior DeC- hane Cameron threw for more than 200 yards for only the second time in his career as the Tigers (7-1-1,5-0-1) won their 13th Atlantic Coast Conference title and clinched a bid in the Citrus Bowl, probably against California. Clemson scored on three of its first four possessions. Cameron completed 11 of 18 passes for 194 yards in the first half and finished 13 of 23 passes for 213 yards and one TD. Maryland (2-8, 2-4) scored on its first possession when Jim Sandwisch threw a 56-yard TD pass to Jason Kremus. • SYRACUSE 38, BOSTON COLLEGE 16 — At Syracuse, Antonio Johnson caught a 55-yard touchdown pass just before halftime and then picked up a teammate's fumble and sprinted 63 yards for another touchdown. • OHIO STATE 20, INDIANA 16 — At Columbus, Ohio, Carlos Snow ran for two touchdowns as the Buckeyes (8-2, 5-2 Big Ten) survived a last-second scare. Ohio State probably will play in the Hall of Fame Bowl against Syracuse. Vaughn Dunbar had 125 yards on 28 carries for Indiana (5-4-1, 4-3), which is said to still be in the running for a spot in the Copper Bowl against Baylor — if the Hoosiers beat Purdue next week. • TEXAS TECH 31, BAYLOR 24 — At Waco, Robert Hall threw a touchdown pass and ran for another in a driving rainstorm and Donny Brooks returned a fumble 99 yards for a score. Baylor (7-3, 4-3 Southwest Conference) scored on David Minis' 3- yard run with four minutes remaining, but Texas Tech (5-5, 4-3) made three first downs on its final possession before punting with 24 seconds left. • STANFORD 49, WASHINGTON STATE 14 — At Pullman, Wash., Tommy Vardell and Glyn Milburn each scored two touchdowns for the Cardinal (7-3,52), who trailed 7-0 and then scored 35 points in the second quarter. Vardell gained 140 yards on 22 carries and rushed for two TDs, while Milburn ran for one and also caught a 9-yard scoring pass from Steve Stenstrom. Washington State (5-5,3-4) rushed for just 43 yards. • NORTH CAROLINA STATE 32, DUKE 31 — At Durham, N.C., Terry Harvey dived into the end zone on fourth down with 14 seconds left and followed with a 2-point conversion pass to Robert Hinton. Oklahoma, Nebraska stay on course for collision Big Eight roundup By The Associated Press . NORMAN, Okla. — Oklahoma .coach Gary Gibbs promised the Sooners wouldn't alter their offense because of an .injury to quarterback Cale Gundy. They didn't, and the way Mike Gaddis is running, why should they? Gaddis had 203 yards on 35 carries .Saturday as the 18th-ranked Sooners .beat Oklahoma State for the 15th ;straight time, 21-6, and set up an ;important season finale against Nebraska. Gaddis, who missed all of last season with a knee injury, didn't seem bothered by the rainy weather as he •became the first Oklahoma player since Billy Sims in 1979 to have consecutive 200-yard games. With 1,177 .yards, he is the first Sooner since Spencer TilLman in 1983 to have a 1,000-yard season. Big Eight standings Conference Overall W L T WIT Nebraska 501 811 Colorado 501 721 Oklahoma 510 820 Kansas State 330 640 Kansas 240 550 Iowa State 141 361 Missouri 150 361 Oklahoma State 051 091 Saturday'! Results Kansas State 32, Missouri 0 Colorado 30, Kansas 24 Oklahoma 21, Oklahoma State 6 Nebraska 38, Iowa State 13 Remaining Games November 23 Colorado at Iowa State, 12:30 p.m. • Missouri at Kansas, 1 p.m. Kansas State at Oklahoma State, 1:30 p.m. November 29 Oklahoma at Nebraska, 12:30 p.m. "We knew we were going to have to ride No. 32 the course of the game," Gibbs said. "He just played outstanding — very tough and physical. Our football team's happy for him. He's really sparked our offensive unit." In three games against Oklahoma State, Gaddis has rushed for 690 yards, the most by any Sooner against one opponent. "I've really got to give Gaddis and them a lot of credit," Oklahoma State coach Pat Jones said. "It's the first time I've seen nun with my own eyes since a couple years ago. The guy's got good quickness and did a good job of slashing." Oklahoma (7-2 overall, 5-1 in the Big Eight) got touchdown runs of 3,5, and 10 yards from fullback Kenyon Rasheed and the defense did the rest. The Sooners came up with a goal-line stand in the third quarter, then broke the game open with two fourth- quarter scores. Gundy underwent minor hernia surgery last weekend, leaving Steve Collins as the starter. Collins only threw nine passes and completed two for 22 yards. Oklahoma State (0-9-1, 0-5-1) had only 78 yards in the first half. But the Cowboys got a break in the third quarter when Kenny Ford scrambled and found Robert Kirksey on a 47- yard pass to the Oklahoma 7. Ford ran for 6 yards on first down, but then the Sooners stopped three straight running plays to preserve a 7-0 lead. ' 'If you're going to win a ball game, you've got to be able to do that," Jones said. "If you don't do it like that, you realistically don't deserve to win." • NEBRASKA 38, IOWA STATE 13 — At Lincoln, Neb., rival Oklahoma and an Orange Bowl berth on the horizon didn't leave llth-ranked Nebraska looking past struggling Iowa State, as quarterback Keithen McCant ran and passed the Corn- huskers to a victory. The Cornhuskers (8-1-1 overall, 5-01 Big Eight) apparently need only beat No. 18 Oklahoma on Nov. 29 to earn a trip to the Orange Bowl as Big Eight co-champion. The Cornhuskers and No. 16 Colorado are tied for the conference lead, but Orange Bowl officials said they would take the higher ranked team. Nebraska scored on its first four possessions, including a 1-yard run by McCant and a 55-yard pass from McCant to split end Jon Bostick. Bostick caught a pass in his 16th consecutive game for the Corn- huskers, who had 328 yards by halftime. McCant, who had 83 yards rushing on 10 carries and completed six of 10 passes for 161 yards, also had a 22- yard run to help set up a 35-yard field goal by Byron Bennett and a 42-yard run to help set up Calvin Jones' 8- yard touchdown run early in the second quarter. Iowa State (3-6-1, 1-4-1) played keep away in the second half, allowing Nebraska only 4:50 of possession time in the third period. But that was enough for the Huskers to add a 32- yard TD run by Derek Brown. Fort Hays romps to 59-0 win By The Journal Staff HAYS—Fort Hays State closed its regular season Saturday night with a resounding 59-0 victory over Panhandle State. The Tigers erupted for 17 first- quarter points and were never threatened in running their record to 8-3. Fort Hays State Panhandle State closed the season 1-10. Tiger senior tailback Alfredo Hylton had a big night. The Brooklyn, N.Y. native rushed for 147 yards and five touchdowns (17, 7, 5, 14 and 6 yards) and.finished the regular season with 1,135 yards. Quarterback Damon Fisher passed for 118 yards and rushed for 107 as Fort Hays State compiled 548 yards in total offense. Defensively, the Tigers held Panhandle State to 44 yards. Fort Hays State entered the game ranked No. 13 in NAIA Division I, but its playoff hopes were slim. All six of the conference automatic qualifiers were ranked in the top 10 and five at- large candidates were ranked above the Tigers. If all six conference automatic qualifiers are ranked in the top 10, only two at-large berths will be available for the eight-team postseason field. Western State (Colo.) is the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference's champion. FHSU 59, Panhandle St. 0 FS 29 57-398 164 12-20-0 79-548 0-0 2-1 6-62 GAME IN STATS PS First downs 5 Rushes-yards 36-72 Passing yards 11 Comp-Att-lnl 1-11-1 Total plays-yards 47-44 Punts-Avg 9-29.8 Fumbles-lost 2-1 Penalties-yards 6-56 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING — PS: Howell 13-18, Gregory 1317, Thomas 2-12, Whipple 2-3, Henderson 1-1, Maddox 5-(-18). FHSU: Hylton 27-147, Fisher 11107, Pierre 5-40, Funkhouser 3-38, McEwen 533, Miller 6-19. PASSING — PS: Maddox 1-10-1-11 yards, Jackson 0-1-0-0. FHSU: Fisher 9-17-0-118, McEwen 3-5-0-46. RECEIVING — PS: Henderson 1-11. FHSU: Ruder 3-51, Smith 2-63, Capettini 2-23, Pierre 1 • 13, Ashbaugh 1-12, Hanus 1-5, Hylton 1-4, Fisher 1-(-7). PUNTING —PS: Geary 9-29.8. FHSU: None. SCORING SUMMARY Panhandle State 0 0 0 0— 0 Fort Hays State 17 10 19 13 — 59 First Quarter FHS — Hylton 17 run (Miller kick), 11:12. FHS — Pierre 5 run (Miller kick), 4:40. FHS —Miller 25 field goal, 6:17. Second Quarter FHS — Miller 20 (ield goal, 9:47. FHS — Hylton 7 run (Miller kick), 2:50. Third Quarter FHS — Captettini 14 pass from Fisher (Miller kick), 8:56. FHS — Hylton 5 run (Miller kick), 6:10. FHS — Hylton 14 run (Miller kick), 3:46. Fourth Quarter FHS — Ruder 10 pass from McEwen (Miller kick), 10:23. FHS — Hylton 6 rush (pass failed), 6:23. McPherson earns first win of year By The Associated Press MCPHERSON — Andre McCorvey returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a McPherson touchdown to set the stage for a 27-0 victory Saturday over Tabor. Gary Brown rushed 192 yards on 30 carries and State roundup ran for two touchdowns, including a 90-yard touchdown run on the opening drive of the second half to give the Bulldogs a 20-0 lead. McPherson's first win leaves them with a record of 1-8 overall and 1-8 in the Kansas Collegiate Athletic Conference. Tabor ends its season at 1-9 and 1-8. • MISSOURI WESTERN 35, WASHBURN 23 - At St. Joseph, Mo., Terren Adams' 11 receptions for 238 yards and three touchdowns led the Missouri Western Griffons to a come- from-behind victory over the Washburn Ichabods. • PITT STATE 28, CENTRAL MISSOURI 14 — At Pittsburg, Ronald Moore's and Darren Dawson's combined 286 yards rushing and three touchdowns led the Pittsburg State Gorillas over the Central Missouri Mules. The Gorillas finished the season 91-1 overall and 8-0-1 in the Missouri Intercollegiate Athletic Association. Pittsburg won the conference title last week. • FRIENDS 17, STERLING 0 — At Sterling, Shawn Jergenson returned a punt for a 79-yard touchdown, capping a 14-point first quarter that vaulted Friends past Sterling in the Kansas Conference. Jergenson's run came on the last play of the first quarter. A few minutes earlier, Will Johnson threw a 33- yard touchdown pass to Kevin Elam for the visiting Falcons (8-2 overall, 8-1 conference).

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