Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California on November 30, 1997 · Page 12
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Ukiah Daily Journal from Ukiah, California · Page 12

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THE UKIAH DAILY JOURNAL lorts SUNDAY, NOV. 30, 1997 — A-13 Elvis won't be on field, but Chiefs will show up By DAVE GOLDBERG AP Football Writer Three years ago, the San Francisco 49ers went to Kansas City and lost 24-17 to a former teammate named Joe Montana. When they go there Sunday, they won't see another ex-teammate, Elvis Grbac, who'll be out at least another week with a broken collarbone. But even without Grbac, this is a marquee game, probably the toughest for San Francisco since it lost its season opener at Tampa. "We're not playing for second place," said defensive end Pel- lorn McDaniels of the Chiefs (93), who trail Denver by a game in the AFC West. "We're playing to win our division so we can have a good place in the playoffs." In truth, the Chiefs are playing like they did two years ago, when they finished 13-3 by pulling out games in every conceivable way. Every conceivable way this season includes Pete Stoy- anovich's 54-yard field goal on the last play of the game to beat the Broncos two weeks ago, and an implausible 35-yard rainbow pass by punter Louie Aguiar to set up a touchdown in a 19-14 win at Seattle. The 49ers (11-1) haven't lost since its opener at Tampa where Jerry Rice hurt a knee. They've already clinched the NFC West and lead Green Bay by two games in the race for home-field advantage in the conference playoffs. That comfort zone for the 49ers can be a slight edge for the Chiefs, who know the Broncos have tough games coming up at Pittsburgh and San Francisco. But they also have the edge provided by their improbable wins. "I think we all become the product of our experiences," said coach Marty Schottenheimer, ever the psychologist. "You either have positive reinforce- Michigan^vState" blows out Penn State Michigan St. 49, No. 4 Penn St. 14 Associated Press EAST LANSING, Mich. — Sedrick Irvin and Marc Renaud each ran for more than 200 yards against No. 4 Penn State as Michigan State rolled to a 49-14 victory Saturday, virtually killing the Nittany Lions' hopes for a berth in an alliance bowl game. Irvin rushed 28 times for 238 yards and three touchdowns; he also caught one of two TD tosses by Todd Schultz. Renaud rushed 21 times for 203 yards, including a 42-yard scoring dash, as Michigan State (7-4, 4-4 Big Ten) kept its bowl hopes alive. , Penn State (9-2, 6-2) was outplayed through much of the first half, but came back from a 14-0 deficit to tie the score 14-14 at 3;45 of the third quarter. Then, f(ie Spartans answered with two tduchdowns in a span of 2:56 and added three more TDs Before the game's end. Ray Hamlll/Thc Daily Journal Fullback William Floyd and the San Francisco 49ers will put an 11-game winning streak on the line against the Chiefs in Kansas City Sunday. ment to what you can do, or negative reinforcement. In our situation, it's clearly been positive." The weekend started Thursday with Detroit beating Chicago 55-20 and Tennessee surprising Dallas 27-14 in the traditional Thanksgiving games. In other games Sunday, Baltimore is at Jacksonville, Cincinnati at Philadelphia, Indianapolis at New England, New Orleans at Carolina, the New York Jets at Buffalo, St. Louis at Washington, Atlanta at Seattle, Miami at Oakland, Pittsburgh at Arizona, Tampa Bay at the New York Giants, and Denver at San Diego. Green Bay is at Minnesota Monday night. clinch a first-round bye with a win OR a loss by the Giants. Three teams can clinch something this week, Denver will assure itself of a wild-card if it wins or if New England and Miami lose. Kansas City will need to win AND have the Patriots and Dolphins lose. Green Bay will clinch a wildcard spot with a win and either a Washington loss or a loss or tie by Carolina. In addition, the 49ers can Green Bay (9-3) at Minnesota (8-4) (Monday night) "I've exorcised one demon," Mike Holmgren said after the Packers' 45-17 win over Dallas broke an eight-game losing streak to the Cowboys last week. "Now I have to exorcise another." This demon is the Metrodome, where the Packers are 0-5 during Holmgren's tenure. This is more than just a grudge game — a win by Green Bay and it's in excellent shape in the NFC Central, two games and a tiebreaker ahead of Minnesota with only Tampa Bay to worry about. More trouble for the Vikings, who have lost two straight on the road and go to San Francisco next week. But that doesn't scare one Viking. "Last time we lost two games in a row, we won six. You do that again, if we get a bye, you're in the Super Bowl," said running back Leroy Hoard. "It's all timing, and you have to get on a roll towards the end of the season." Tampa Bay (8-4) at New York Giants (7-4-1) St. Louis (2-10) at Washington (6-5-1) , The Bucs and Giants, two oi the league's major surprises, are very similar. "We have a formula to the way we win," Jim Fassel said of his Giants, whose plus-15 turnover differential is second best in the NFL to San Francisco. "It's a matter of playing smart, not turning the football over. being able to run, sack the quarterback, stop their run and make a few plays. We're not blowing anyone out." The same could be said for the Bucs. But their 13-7 loss at Chicago last week continued their winless streak in sub-42 degree tempera-. tures. The temperature could be • over 42 for this game, but the late-November wind in the Meadowlands gives the Giants an advantage. ; The Redskins were probably the loser in their 7-7 tie against the Giants last week, because • they're still a game behind New York and they meet next week at the Meadowlands. They should win this one if Gus Frerotte stays; away from end zone walls and Michael Westbrook keeps his helmet on. New York Jets (8-4) at Buffalo (5-7) Indianapolis (1-11) at New England (7-5) Miami (7-5) at Oakland (48) The AFC East race in a nutshell: The Jets, the only non-expansion NFL team without a division title since the 1970 merger, need two wins in their final four games to pull off the biggest one- season turnaround in modern NFL history after going 1-15 last season. The previous best was See NFL, Page A-15 Lehman makes big-money putt on first day of Skins Game By KEN PETERS AP Sports Writer LA QUINTA — Tom Lehman, whose only skins experience was playing against his golfing buddies for $10 a hole, curled in a tricky putt to win $100,000, then birdied the next to add $30,000 more in the Skins Game on Saturday. Lehman's $130,000 total made him the big winner on the first day of the two-day tournament. Tiger Woods won one hole worth $60,000, and Mark O'Meara took one worth $20,000. David Du'val, a late replace- ment for Fred Couples in the foursome, was shut out. There will be $390,000 available Sunday for the second nine holes of the 18-hole event, which has a total purse of $600,000. Lehman hit a 6-iron within 18 feet of the pin on the eighth hole, a 184-yard par-3 at Rancho La Quinta Country Club. He then rolled in a perfectly paced putt that broke left and into the center of the cup. O'Meara had a chance to tie Lehman and carry the $100,000 over to the next hole, but O'Meara's 12-foot birdie try stayed high and slid past the cup. Lehman then made a 12-footer for another birdie to add $30,000 to his bankroll on the ninth hole, a 565-yard par-5. Woods just missed his 12-foot birdie try that would have halved the hole. Woods, who won $40,000 in the Skins Game last year and is the only one of the four with a previous appearance in the tournament, earned $60,000 with a birdie on No. 3, a 149-yard par-3. He hit a 9-iron within 5 feet of the pin. Then, after Lehman missed from 12 feet, knocked in his putt to take the first skin of the competition. O'Meara broke into the money column on the next hole, a 343-yard par-4. O'Meara hit a 1-iron off the tee, then a pitching wedge within 8 feet of the pin. He made his birdie putt after Woods missed from 10 feet. Couples, the defending Skins Game champion, withdrew to remain with his father, who has leukemia. In the Skins Game, the low scorer wins a hole ("skin") and the prize money for that hole. If Corrections In a photograph run in Friday's Daily Journal, No. 14 on the Ukiah boys JV team was wrongly named as Jesse Hendrix instead of Jaren Mack. In last Tuesday's Daily Journal, a photograph of Ukiah High School's Blanket Award winners should have listed the cross-country winner as IvaJo Otto instead of Kelley Mahafey. Outstanding freshman Lydia McGinn was also wrongly named a JV instead of a varsity runner. WHAT IS A SPECIALIST? A few years ago the State Bar of California began a specialization program. Attorneys who have sufficient experience, educational credits, and who pass a test, may advertise that they are "certified specialists." In addition, continuing education is required to maintain the specialization. The purpose of the program is to provide consumer information to the public and to increase the competency of attorneys in specialized fields. 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