The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on September 29, 1996 · Page 35
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T.HE SALINA JOURNAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 29, 1996 D3 2 3 FLORIDA (4-0) def. Kentucky (1-3) 65-0: GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Florida's defense overwhelmed Tim Couch in his first college start, and Jacquez Green returned two punts for touchdowns to lead the Gators over Kentucky. Next game: Oct. 5 at Arkansas FLORIDA STATE (3-0) def. North Carolina (3-1) 13-0: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State's top-ranked defense sacked North Carolina's Chris Keldorf eight times and its special teams blocked two punts and a field goal to snap the Tar Heels' six-game winning streak. Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Clemson PENN STATE (5-0) def Wisconsin (3-1) 23-20: MADISON, Wis. — Brett Conway's 25-yard field goal with 1:23 remaining lifted Penn State past stubborn Wisconsin in the Nittany Lions' first visit to Camp Randall Stadium in 26 years. Next game: Oct. 5 at Ohio State 4 OHIO STATE (3-0) def. Notre Dame (3-1) 29-16: SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Yes, Ohio State is for real. Not challenged in 70-point routs over Pittsburgh and Rice, the Buckeyes posted a convincing win over No. 5 Notre Dame. Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Penn State 5 NOTRE DAME (3-1) lost to Ohio State (3-0) 29-16: SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Yes, Ohio State is for real. Not challenged in 70-point routs over Pittsburgh and Rice, the Buckeyes posted a convincing win over No. 5 Notre Dame. Next game: Oct. 12 at Washington. 6 ARIZONA STATE (4-0) def. Oregon (3-2) 48-27: TEMPE, Ariz. — Jake Plummer threw for 282 yards and four touchdowns, two in a 1:57 span of the second quarter, as Arizona State avoided an expected letdown and beat Oregon. Next game: Oct. 5 vs. UCLA. 7 MICHIGAN (4-0) def. UCLA (1-2) 38-9: ANN ARBOR, Mich. — Chris Howard, playing only his second game this season, ran for 109 yards and four touchdowns as Michigan rolled over UCLA. Next game: Oct. 5 at Northwestern. 8 NEBRASKA (2-1) def. Colorado State (2-3) 65-9 LINCOLN, Neb. — Scott Frost, hammered by critics for two lackluster performances, passed for two touchdowns and ran for one in leading Nebraska over Colorado State. Next game: Oct. 5 at Kansas State. 9 TENNESSEE (2-1) idle Next game: Oct. 3 vs. Mississippi. 10 MIAMI (4-0) def. Pittsburgh 45-0: MIAMI— Tony Gaiter caught three touchdowns passes, two from Ryan Clement and an 85-yarder from backup Scott Covington, and Miami rolled to its second straight shutout. Next game: Oct. 12 vs. Florida State. 11 NORTH CAROLINA (3-0) lost at Florida St. (2-0) 13-0: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State's defense sacked North Carolina's Chris Keldorf eight times and its special teams blocked two punts and a field goal to snap the Tar Heels' six- game winning streak. Next game: Oct. 5 at Wake Forest. 12 COLORADO (3-1) def. Texas A&M (1-3) 24-10: COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Koy Detmer threw touchdown passes of 50 and 9 yards and Colorado had seven sacks and forced four fumbles in the first Big 12 Conference game for the teams. Next game: Oct. 1 2 vs. Oklahoma State. 13 TEXAS (2-2) lost to Virginia (4-0) 37-13: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tiki Barber turned another important game into his personal showcase, running for 121 yards and three touchdowns to lead Virginia over Texas. Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Oklahoma State. 14 ALABAMA (4-0) idle Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Kentucky. 15 USC (3-1) idle Next game: Oct. 5 vs. California. 16 KANSAS STATE (4-0) idle Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Nebraska 17 LSU (3-0) def. New Mexico State (0-5) 63-7: BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Rondell Mealey scored four touchdowns and ran for 121 yards as LSU buried inept New Mexico State, who remained winless. Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Vanderbilt. 18 VIRGINIA TECH (3-1) lost at Syracuse (1-2) 52-21: SYRACUSE, N.Y. — Tebucky Jones scored on a 23-yard run and Phil Nash returned a blocked punt for a score to key a 17-point, second-quarter run as Syracuse ended the Hok- ies' 13-game winning streak. Next game: Oct. 12 vs. Temple. 19 VIRGINIA (4-0) def. Texas (2-2) 37-13: CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tiki Barber turned another important game into his personal showcase, running for 121 yards and three touchdowns to lead Virginia over Texas. Next game: Oct. 5 at Georgia Tech. 20 KANSAS (2-0) at Utah (3-1), late Next game: Oct. 5 at Oklahoma. 21 WASHINGTON (2-1) idle Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Stanford. 22 AUBURN (3-1) idle Next game: Oct. 5 vs. South Carolina. 23 WEST VIRGINIA (5-0) def. Maryland (2-2) 13-0: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Amos Zereoue ran for 145 yards and scored the game's only touchdown and West Virginia's defense dominated throughout as the Mountaineers equaled last year's victory total. Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Boston College. 24 BYU (4-1) def. SMU (2-3) 31-3: PROVO, Utah — Steve Sarkisian, who passed for 358 yards, passed for one touchdown and set up one as Brigham Young beat Southern Methodist in a Western Athletic Conference game. Next game: Oct. 4 at Utah State. 25 NORTHWESTERN (3-1) def. Indiana (2-2): 35-17 BLOOMINGTON, Ind. — Darnell Autry rushed for 128 yards and three touchdowns and D'Wayne Bates caught two TD passes as Northwestern used big plays and big Hoosiers mistakes for its win. Next game: Oct. 5 vs. Michigan. T BIG 12 Davis runs wild in Cyclones' win Iowa State junior rushes for 378 yards, the third-best mark in major-college history The Associated Press AMES, Iowa — Troy Davis is back on track for 2,000 yards and his fans think he's back in the running for the Heisman Trophy. Davis gave a sellout homecoming crowd of 44,941 plenty to cheer about Saturday as he rang up the third-best rushing mark in major-college history, running for 378 yards and four touchdowns to lead Iowa State past Missouri 45-31. The 5-foot-8,190-pound junior carried 41 times and scored the go-ahead touchdown on a 40-yard run in the fourth quarter. He also scored on runs of 1, 38 and 30 yards as Iowa State (2-2 overall, 1-0 Big 12) fashioned a two-game winning streak for the first time since 1989. "He's the best in college football, I'm convinced of that," Iowa State coach Dan McCarney said. "He just seems to add to it every time we play a game. He's really, truly an amazing, -/,„ _SLJ3L_IL outstanding, unbelievable football player, whatever accolade you want to lay on him." Davis broke the school record of 302 yards he set against UNLV last season, when he led the nation with 2,010 yards and finished fifth in the Heisman Trophy voting. The only better games in NCAA Division I-A were 396 yards by Tony Sands of Kansas against Missouri in 1991 and 386 yards by San Diego State's Marshall Faulk against Pacific, also in 1991. Davis, who ran off the field to cheers of "TD, TD" and "Heisman, Heisman," became just the fourth Division I-A back to rush for more than 300 yards twice. Oklahoma State's Barry Sanders did it four times, while Faulk and Northern Illinois' LaShon Johnson did it twice. "The coaches gave me the ball and I kept piling up the yards," said Davis who, as usual, remembered his offensive line. "They come out there and play," he said. "All of them say, Troy, run behind me, run behind me.' I've got a choice who to run behind. There were holes everywhere." In four games, Davis has 917 yards and 12 touchdowns and is on a pace to become the first I-A player with consecutive 2,000- yard seasons. He had 912 yards after four games last season. Missouri (1-3, 0-2) got 135 yards rushing from quarterback Corby Jones, who ran for two touchdowns and passed for another. But the Tigers couldn't hold on against the constant pounding from Davis, and Iowa State scored three times in the final 12 minutes to pull away. The Associated Press Colorado's Marcus Washington (37) forces Texas A&M receiver Larry Walker to drop a pass in the end zone during the second quarter of Saturday's game. Colorado won, 24-10. Colorado tops A&M, 24-10 Detmer, defense key Buffaloes to eighth straight road victory By The Associated Press COLLEGE STATION, Texas —Koy Detmer and No. 12 Colorado got the victory. Branndon Stewart and Albert Connell got the records. Detmer threw two touchdown passes and the defense had seven sacks and forced four fumbles as the Buffaloes overcame the passing display by Stewart and Connell for a 24-10 victory Saturday in the first Big 12 Conference game for both teams. Colorado (3-1, 1-0 Big 12) won its eighth straight road game, tying a school record. "This was a great victory for us," Colorado coach Rick Neuheisel said. "It wasn't the prettiest win but we'll take it. We've been through a lot this season." The Buffaloes had to overcome school-record individual performances by Stewart (34-of- 64, 385 yards) and Albert Connell (18 receptions, 208 yards). Virginia 37, Texas 13 CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Tiki Barber turned another important game into his personal showcase, running for 121 yards and three touchdowns to lead No. 19 Virginia over No. 13 Texas. Barber, who had 311 all-purpose yards last season in the Cavaliers' dramatic 33-28 victory over Florida State, scored on runs of 16, 26 and 12 yards in the first quarter as Virginia (40) dominated early. Nebraska 65, Colorado St. 9 LINCOLN, Neb. — Scott Frost, hammered by critics for two lackluster performances, passed for two touchdowns and ran for one in leading No. 8 Nebraska over Colorado State. The Cornhuskers (2-1) who fell from No. 1 after an embarrassing 19-0 shutout at the hands of Arizona State, wore down a scrappy Colorado State (2-3) squad that moved the ball in the early going but couldn't score. Tulsa 31, Oklahoma 24 NORMAN, Okla. — Even without its starting quarterback, and even after losing a 17-point lead in the third quarter, Tulsa had enough to beat Oklahoma. The Golden Hurricane got a 2-yard touchdown from Solomon White midway through the fourth quarter and made it hold up. Troy DeGar, starting at quarterback in place of injured John Fitzgerald, played well enough in spurts to lead Tulsa (2-2). Oklahoma has lost six in a row dating to last season. Texas Tech 58, Utah St. 20 LUBBOCK, Texas — Byron Hanspard ran for 224 yards, his third straight 200-yard game, and scored three touchdowns for Texas Tech. Texas Tech (2-2) put away the feisty Aggies (2-3) with 30 straight second-half points. T STATE COLLEGE Southwestern pulls away from KWU Moundbuilders score 20 unanswered second-half points, post 30-9 triumph By ARNE GREEN The Salina Journal WINFIELD - A rash of Kansas Wesleyan fumbles bought Southwestern's offense some time Saturday night, and that was just what the Moundbuilders needed. The Moundbuilders, plagued by early turnover woes of their own, bounced back to score three touchdowns in the second half and pull away for a 30-9 Kansas Conference victory over the Coyotes at Sonner Stadium. "I was a little embarrassed tonight for the first time in a long time," said Southwestern coach Monty Lewis, whose Mound- builders improved to 2-1 overall and 2-0 in the KCAC. "I didn't think our offense showed up with any consistency. But we're hanging in with a young quarterback, who is going to make some mistakes. "Our defense was absolutely •sparkling. I can't say enough about them." It was a Southwestern fumble early in the second half that helped Kansas Wesleyan get back in the game as Byron Jones rambled 55 yards for a touchdown that cut it to 10-9 with 8:30 left in the third quarter. The play capped a short three- play drive set up by Javier Avetrani's fumble recovery at the Coyote 32-yard line. But the extra point attempt failed on a high snap that forced kicker Troy Katon to attempt a pass. Southwestern immediately struck back with a 10-play, 66-yard drive to go up 17-9 on Shawn Creason's 21-yard run. The Moundbuilders added two fourth-quarter touchdowns on a 9- yard run by Silas Robertson and a 31-yard pass play from freshman quarterback Joey Piel to Josh Bradford. "We're just not a polished football team," Kansas Wesleyan coach Ron DuPree said after watching his Coyotes fall to 0-3 with an 0-2 league record. "We had plenty of chances to take the lead, but we fumbled three straight times on first down (in the second quarter), then our second play of the second half we fumbled. "I'm proud of our defense. I thought they played good against the run. You've always got a chance if you've got a good defense and we have a good defense." KWU lost five fumbles, four of them late in the second quarter, and one on its first possession of the second half. Jones did have 119 yards rushing on 14 carries, but the Coyotes managed just 154 yards rushing as a team and 79 through the air. Starting quarterback Levi Kramer was replaced in the second half by freshman Troy Lawson, who complted five of 13 passes for 37 yards. For the game, Southwestern had 331 yards total offense to 233 for Wesleyan. The 'Builders ran 13 more plays from scrimmage. "We leaned on our defense," Lewis said. "Then our offense finally showed up. That's the mark of a team that's going to hang together and win a lot of football games." Fullback Dustin Donley led Southwestern with 104 yards rushing on 18 carries. Piel completed seven of 18 passes for 123 yards. In a turnover-plagued first half, even the lone touchdown came on a fumble. Southwestern scored on its first possession when Piel found receiver Robert Bennington on the right sideline for a 32-yard gain. Bennington fumbled the ball and Bradford picked it up, running the last 13 yards for the score. The drive covered 58 yards in six plays. Kansas Wesleyan got on the board on the second play of the second quarter when Katen kicked a 31-yard field goal to cap a 12-play, 49-yard drive. The drive started on the Coyote 30-yard line when Dennis Gent recovered a fumble by Southwestern's Sherman Duncan. KWU fumbled the ball away on its last three plays of the half and helped set up a Southwestern field goal with 13 seconds to go. Jones coughed the ball up at his own 20-yard line and eight plays later, Michael Schell kicked a 28- yard field goal for a 10-3 Mound- builder advantage. The drive included a quarterback sack and intentional grounding penalty on Southwestern, and a pass interference call on Wesleyan. Southwestern had 97 yards total offense to 96 for KWU in the half. The Moundbuilders lost two fumbles in the half and Piel threw two interceptions. Wesleyan had 50 yards rushing, but fumbled away four of its last five possessions. Kramer completed four of eight passes for 46 yards while Michael White and Byron Jones each rushed for 31. Southwestern's first-half touchdown drive was kept alive by a fake punt when punter Pat Johnson hit Gerald Gray with a 14-yard pass for a first down at the KWU 37. Two plays later, the Mound- builders scored. Bethany cruises in conference opener Munoz throws for three IDs, Buckner scores three times as Swedes roll past Ottawa, 42-7 By Staff and Wire Reports OTTAWA — Quarterback Jorge Munoz passed for 271 yards and three touchdowns as nationally ranked Bethany overwhelmed Ottawa 42-7 Saturday in a Kansas Conference game. Frenchie Buckner rushed for 130 yards on seven carries and scored three touchdowns, and Van Mortensen had 110 yards on seven carries as Bethany had 464 yards total offense. The win improved Bethany, ranked No. 21 in this week's NAIA Division II poll, to 1-1 overall and 1-0 in the Kansas Conference. Defensively, the Swedes limited the Braves to just 89 yards. Buckner scored on a 7-yard run and caught two 47-yard touchdown passes from Munoz, a senior, who also fired a 15-yard touchdown pass to Mortensen. Bethany led 35-0 before Ottawa (0-3, 0-2) scored with 11:05 left in the third quarter when Paul Taylor recovered a blocked punt in the Bethany end zone. Bethany plays host to McPherson Saturday in a 7 p.m. kickoff at Anderson Field. Truman State 38, Washburn 21 KIRKSVILLE, Mo. — Jarrett Anderson rushed for a career-high 273 yards to become the all-time leading rusher in league history as Truman State beat Washburn in a Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association game. Anderson, who scored two touchdowns, has 4,697 yards in his career to break the career rushing mark of 4,502 yards that Dale "Paley" Mills set for Truman State in 1960. The school was known as Northeast Missouri State then. Anderson had the 23rd game of 100 or more yards rushing of his career to tie the MIAA mark held by Ronald Moore of Pittsburg State. Joe Schartz threw a 66-yard touchdown pass to Brennan Casey late in the third period for Washburn (1-2,1-1). Schartz completed 17 of 30 passes for 227 yards. Benedictine 50, Culver-Stockton 9 CANTON, Mo. — Bill Lindquist passed for two touchdowns and Eric Pitts rushed for two more to lead Benedictine over Culver-Stockton in the Heart of America Conference. Brian Collier gained 63 of the Ravens' 218 yards rushing as Benedictine improved to 3-0 overall and 2-0 in the conference. MldAmerica Nazarene 20, William Jewell 0 LIBERTY, Mo. — Danny Sibert ran for 137 yards and two touchdowns Saturday, including a 77-yard charge, as MidAmerica Nazarene shut out William Jewell in a Heart of America Conference game.

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