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Football SUNDAY, September 4, 1994, Longview News-Journal 4C Tech comes back to edge New Mexico LUBBOCk (AP) A pair of redshirt freshmen quarterbacks fueled Texas Tech's comeback from a 17-0 deficit, leading the Red Raiders to a 37-31 victory Saturday over New Mexico. Tony Darden and Zebbie .Lethridge combined for .282 yards in passing in the season opener for both teams. New Mexico's Stoney Case threw for 235 yards. Red Raider defenders kicked in three interceptions and two sacks. Zach Thomas intercepted Case in the third quarter and rave Tech a 17-17 tie with his $5-yard return for a touchdown. But even more spectacular was a 75-yard touchdown run by Damon Burrest, New Mexico's 6-3, 350-pound defensive tackler after the ball fell to the turf when Darden was hit as he tried to pass. The momentum-turning play came as Tech appeared to be tnoving in for another score after rallying from a 17-0 deficit to a 27-17 lead. Instead, the TD run by Burrest, a high school all-America, brought New Mexico to within 27-24. The game wasn't pretty, with a combined 12 turnovers. Furthermore, Tech's mascot, Double T, a jet black quarterhorse, died in the third quarter after spooking during while circling the field after a Tech field goal that gave the Red Raiders a 24-17 lead. The horse bolted across the playing field and into the side of a concrete ramp, dying instantly. New Mexico flubbed its 17-0 lead with defense that weakened as the game wore on. Tech had sputtered to a penalty-riddled start marred by fumbles on four consecutive possessions. The first fumble Matt DuBuc's dropped punt return with 2:56 remaining in the first quarter set up a touchdown run by Eric-Young, It wasa two-play, 12-second drive. . Gavin Pearlman then reached over Cat Adams to catch a 39-yard bomb for the 17-0 lead. I r v 7 AP LaserPhoto SMU linebacker Mark Futschik (30) flies over Arkansas tight end Carl Johnson (84) and kicker Lance Ellison in a scramble for the ball. Razorbacks hog-tie Mustangs in opener LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) Quarterback Barry Lunney Jr., named the starter hours before kickoiT, threw two touchdown E asses to J, J. Meadors and tail-ack Oscar Malone ran for 151 yards on 19 carries as Arkansas beat Southern Methodist 34-14 on Saturday. Lunney's 79-yard scoring pass to Meadors midway through the fourth quarter put Arkansas up by 14 points. Until then, the Mustangs had remained close behind the play of Ramon Flanigan. On the second-down pass, Lunney faked into the line and calmly waited for Meadors to run by the secondary inside the SMU 45. Lunney was 10-of-12 for 203 yards and also ran for 61 yards. Coach Danny Ford had been tight-lipped about the quarterback job, even joking that he would play Lunney, Mike Cher-rjv Jason Allen and - Robert Reed a quarter each. Lunney has started every game since the middle of 1992, but he passed up spring practice to play baseball and Cherry moved to the top of the depth chart. Lunney threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Meadors for a 14-point lead in the third quarter, but Flanigan ran 14 yards for a TD that cut it to 21-14. Flanigan also took SMU 92 yards for a touchdown late in the first half, his 13-yard pass to Mick Rossley ending that drive. The Razorbacks' first touchdown came after SMU freshman Anthony Scotti, punting from his end zone, bobbled the snap and Marcus Adair partially blocked the kick. On first down from the 21, Lunney made a quick read on the option and pitched to Marius Johnson who got a nice block on his way to the end zone. The Razorbacks' second touchdown drive began after DeiDelcareturn tion 19 yards to the Arkansas 37. The Razorbacks overcame a holding penalty and made a first down on fourth. No. 18 North Carolina survives turnovers to upend TCU, 27-17 CHAPEL HILL, N.C. Jason Stanicek had 244 yards of offense in the first half and No. 18 North Carolina overcame four turnovers and a blocked field goal to down Texas Christian 27-17 Saturday night. Stanicek passed for 179 yards and rushed for 65 as the Tar Heels built a 10-point halftime lead. But the heavy favorites, playing without four injured starters, nearly gave the game away in the second half before securing their sixth straight season-opening victory. Stanicek, who finished with 230 yards passing and 80 yards rushing, was intercepted twice in the second half and a fumble by Curtis Johnson .'produced only three points for TCU despite .'great field position. . . The Horned Frogs, who had 19 starters back lifrom a club that was 4-7 last season, also iblocked a 34-yard field goal attempt early in the ; ;fourth quarter to stay within 24-17. ' But a key third-down sack by Oscar Sturgis lafter the block put TCU out of scoring range, !;and Stanicek engineered a six-minute scoring ''drive late in the fourth quarter. Stanicek's 17-yard completion and 23-yard run helped set up Tripp Pignetti's field goal with 1:28 left. The Tar Heels, favored by three touchdowns, twice fell behind in the first quarter. A 42-yard pass from Max Knake to Derrick Cullors set up a 1-yard scoring run by Koi Woods 2:35 into the game. . North Carolina tied the score 7-7 on its opening possession of the season with a 2-yard TD run by Curtis Johnson. The Horned Frogs then capitalized on Leon Johnson's fumble. Cullors had runs of 27 and 14 yards after the North Carolina turnover before Knake found fullback Matt Moore oyer the middle for a 14-yard scoring play. On the next series, Stanicek's 19-yard completion to Greg DeLong, who returned from knee surgery last season, and 16-yard run set up Leon Johnson's game-tying score on a fourth-and-goal play from the 1. The loss of middle guard Brian Brooks to a broken leg midway through the first quarter seemed to take a toll on the TCU defense. Baylor hammers La. Tech, 44-3 WACO (AP) Freshman ;. quarterback Jeff Watson threw - a touchdown pass and fullback 'Bradford Lewis scored twice ; Saturday night as the Baylor Bean rolled to a 44-3 victory :-over , the Louisiana Tech ;. Bulldogs. Watson, the fourth-leading ' passer in Texas schoolboy his-I-tory . while playing at A&M Consolidated, started as a backup to Lamont Moore, but ''guided the Bears of the South-west Conference to four touchdowns in the opener for both teams. Watson awakened the dozing ' Baylor offense with a 20-yard ' second-period strike to Ben ; Bronson. Then freshman Jerod ' Douglas dashed 16 yards to set up a 2-yard scoring run by Lewis Lewis scored Again on a 20-yard run after the Bulldogs' Dean Jackson fumbled a punt and John Patterson recovered at the Tech 26. That gave Baylor a 20-3 halftime lead. Watson hit Bronson with a 12-yard scoring pass in the third period to build the Baylor advantage to 27-3. The Bears added to it when linebacker Glenn Coy returned Jason Armstrong's fumble 22 yards for a touchdown. Freshman fullback Clifton Rubin scored on a 1-yard run for Baylor late in the fourth period. Watson hit 10 of 16 passes for 139 yards, and Douglas rushed for 92 yards on 12 carries. A fumble recovery by Scotty Lewis and an interception by Steve Strahan positioned Baylor for field goals of 25 and 23 yards by Jarvis VanDyke, who also had a 31-yarder. Tech's Marty Kent kicked a 23-yard field goal. Louisiana Tech's starting quarterback, Jason Martin, suffered a concussion in the second period after being tackled by Lewis and missed the remainder of the game. Second-string quarterback Wade Hill suffered a shoulder injury in the third period and didn't return. Baylor, which was upset 10-9 by the Bulldogs two years ago in Waco, leads the series with Tech of the Big West Conference 4-1. Wyoming Cowboys roll over UTEP, 36-13 From Wire) Reports LARAMIE, Wyo. Ryan Christopherson ran ' for 249 yards, second-best in Wyoming history, land John Gustin threw three touchdown passes as the Cowboys opened the season with a 36-13 ! victory over Texas-El Paso in the Western Athletic Conference. - Christopherson keyed the Cowboys' first series ' of the day, only to be stopped at the goal line on fourth down. But Wyoming got something out of the drive when UTEFs Shawn Gray was tackled in the end zone by Brent Schieffer for a safety. Austin College 21, Mlllsaps 14 JACKSON, Miss. Austin College's Chris Sanders charged at Millsaps like a secret weapon rushing -29 times, gaining ,115- yards and scoring all three touchdowns in a 21-14 victory oyer the Majors. A year ago, Millsaps tailback Kelvin Gladney reeled off 304 rushing yards for a 30-20 win over the Kangaroos at Sherman, Texas. Saturday, Gladney raced to 241 yards on 29 carries. ly The Associated tow IAST AM 20, Denison 13 Austin 21. Millsaps 14 California. Pa. S3, fairmont St. 37 . Carnegie-Mellon 35. Franklin t Marshall 0 Cant. Florida 28, Maine 6 . Gannon 21. St. Frauds, Pa. 0 Indiana, Pa. 35. Grand Valley St. 33 Keen 27. W. Connecticut 7 Mansfield 26. Cortland St. 16 , Nicnolls SI. 16, Connecticut 7 Robert Morris 24. Waynesburg 19 Rowan 17. Ferrum to Rutgers 28, Kent 6 S. Connecticut 33. Montclair St 7 . Stuppensburg 17. Shepherd 0 Texas M, 'Pittsburgh 28 ViHanova, 23, Fordhafti 7 W Virginia St: 27, W. Virginia Tech 26 Wesley 41, Trenton St 6 .West Cheelet.lZ.Kutttown 9 West Liberty tcVfuxfrav 14 West vmjna It St. 14 Weitmmtter. Pa. -36.- Malone 21 Wam I Mary 38. Rhode Wand 17 SOUTH Alabama 42, Tn -Chalttnooga 13 Albany, Ga. 49. Livingston St. 8 ' Auburn 22, Mississippi 17 : Belnune-Cookman 24. Jonnton C. Smilti 7 Bowie St. 13, Elizabeth City St. 0 CempbeDsmie th OMt Nazarem 11 Clemson 27. Furman 6 CUnch Valley 42 Cumberland. Term 40 Delaware St. 27. Cheyney 19 Duke 49. MaryMM M Florida 70. New Motto St. 21 . 25 10 Florida MM 20, Tuskegee Florida St. 41, Virginia 17 Hampton U. 24, Morehouse 15 Howard U. 27, Miss, valley St. James Madison 35, Buffalo 0 Kentucky 20, Louisville 14 Liberty 52, Concord 0 Marshal 71. Morehead St. 7 Methodist 24, Chowan 9 Miami 56, Georgia Southern 0 Middle Term. 45. Tennessee -St N. Carolina AST 38. N C. Central 9 Newberry 39, Mars Hi 0 Newport News 21. Presbyterian 19 North Alabama 35. Fort Valley Si 0 North Carolina 27. Texas Christian 17 Rhodes 27. MaryviHe. Term. 14 Richmond 34, VMI 31 S. Carolina Si. 48. Winston-Salem 27 Sam Houston St. 17. Jacksonville St 10 Samford 28. Bethel. Tern. 6 Savannah St. 37, Virginia Union 21 Southern Mits. 25, Tmane 10 Tens ASM 16, ISU 13 Thomas More 34, Mount Senarto 10 Vaidosta St. 36. KnoivWe 0 Virginia Tech 34, Arkansas St. 7 West Georgia 29. Soft 24 Wofford 20, Gardner-Webb 14 MIDWEST Albion 44, Wilmington, OtM 20 Black His St. 43, Dickinson Si. 26 Carson-Newman 16. Wayne, Mich. 13 Cent. St., Ohio 69. Si Francis. I. 0 Coe 23. Oumcy 14 Dana 42. Oakola Weslyn 19 Dayton 50. Mount St. Joseph 14 Defiance 45. Manchetter 7 Edinboto 31, Hinsdale 28 Eureka 57, Blackburn 0 Evansvllle 14, Wittenberg 13 Hofstra 41, Butler 0 Indiana 28, Cincinnati 3 Iowa 52, Cent. Michigan 21 Jamestown 35. Rocky Mountain 27 Kansas St. 34, SW Louisiana 6 Knox 41, PrMdpia 12 Mankato St. 45. NW Missouri Si. 7 Marietta 20. TIM 16 Michigan 34, Boston College 26 Michigan Tech 20. Missouri-Rolla 6 Midland Lutheran 54, WHkam Jewell 14 Mo. Western 30. SW Minnesota 20 Nebraska Weslyn 16. Mary 12 Peru St 15. Doane 12 S Dakota St. 32. Slippery Rock 28 South Dakota 37, Wis.-Whitewater 6 Temple 32. Akron 7 Tenn.-Mer1ln 35. 8. Mnoit 26 Tiffin 31, St. Xavier 7 Toledo 20, Indiana St. 17 Trinity, K. 35. GreenvtHe 9 Tinea 20, Missouri 17 Urbane 24. Taylor 14 Valparaiso 34, St. Ambrose 12 W. Michigan 28. Miami, Ohio 25 . Wayne, Neb. 40, Nebraska-Omaha 17 Wis -LaCrosse 35, Loras 12 WH.-Riv. Falls 21, Wts -Stout 14 SOUTHWEST Arkansas 34. Southern Mettt. 14 Cent. Arkansas 20. E. Texas St 6 Cent. Oklahoma 30. Mesa, Colo. 8 Ouachita 27. SW Baptist 2 Texas Tech 37, New Mexico 31 FAR WEST Colorado 46. NE Louisiana 13 Colorado SI. 34. Air Force 21 Humboldt St. 30. Montana Tech 21 Montana 41. Sonoma St. 7 Montana St. 37. Mrnn-Oirtitri 7 Nevada 30. N. Arizona 27 Oregon 56, Portland St. 16 San Diego 37. Memo 14 Southern Cal 24. Washington 17 St. Mary's. Cal 24. 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