The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 27, 1996 · Page 35
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THE SAUNA JOURNAL COLLEGE FOOTBALL SUNDAY, OCTOBER 27, 1996 D3 1 V BIG 12 FLORIDA (7-0) idle Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Georgia 2 OHIO STATE (7-0) def Iowa (5-2) 38-26: IOWA CITY, Iowa — Stanley Jackson threw two touchdown passes and Damon Moore intercepted three passes as Ohio State built a big lead but hung on'to defeat Iowa. Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Minnesota 3 FLORIDA STATE (6-0) def. Virginia (5-2) 31-24: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Thad Busby passed for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and Warrick Dunn scored on a 65-yard run as Florida State avenged its only ACC loss with a victory over Virginia. Next game: Nov. 2 at Georgia Tech 4 ARIZONA STATE (8-0) def. Stanford (2-5) 41-9: STANFORD, Calif. — Jake Plummer threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as Arizona State finally had an easy game, scoring 21 first-quarter points and strolling over Stanford. Next game: Nov. 2 at Oregon State 5 NEBRASKA (6-1) def. Kansas (3-4). 63-7: LINCOLN, Neb. — Scott Frost threw three touchdown passes and ran for two scores to lead Nebraska. The Huskers posted its 34th consecutive home victory, breaking a school record that had stood for 90 years. Next game: Nov. 2 at Oklahoma 6 TENNESSEE (5-1) def. Alabama (7-1) 20-13: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jay Graham broke free for a 79-yard touchdown run with 2:17 remaining to rally Tennessee from 13- points down and defeat Alabama. Next game: Nov. 2 at South Carolina 7 ALABAMA (7-1) lost at Tennessee (5-1) 20-13: KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Jay Graham broke free for a 79-yard touchdown run with 2:17 remaining to rally Tennessee from 13-points down and defeat Alabama. Next game: Nov. 9 at LSU 8 COLORADO (6-1) def.Texas (3-4) 28-24: BOULDER, Colo. — John Hessler replaced the injured Koy Detmer and engineered two second-half scoring drives, and safety Steve Rosga made a key interception with 1:35 left, allowing Colorado to hold off Texas Next game: Nov. 2 at Missouri 9 NORTH CAROLINA (6-1) def. Houston (4-4) 42-14: HOUSTON — Chris Keldorf completed 25 of 36 passes for 322 yards and four touchdowns and Leon Johnson set career marks for touchdowns and all-purpose yardage as North Carolina overwhelmed Houston. Next game: Nov. 2 vs. North Carolina State 10 MICHIGAN (6-1) def. Minnesota (3-4) 44-10: MINNEAPOLIS — Chris Howard ran for two touchdowns, including an 86-yarder as Michigan repeatedly burned Minnesota for big plays, claiming the Little Brown Jug for the 10th straight year Next game: Nov.2 vs. Michigan State 11 NORTHWESTERN (7-1) def. Illinois (2-5) 27-24: EVANSTON, III. — Adrian Autry, starting for injured Darnell Autry, scored on a 1-yard run with 1:02 left and Northwestern continued its string of remarkable last-minute finishes, rallying past Illinois. Next game: Nov. 2 at Penn State 12 WEST VIRGINIA (7-1) lost to Miami (5-2) 10-7: MORGANTOWN, W.Va.— Tremaine Mack blocked Brian West's punt with 29 seconds left and Nathaniel Brooks returned it 20 yards for a touchdown as Miami stunned previously unbeaten West Virginia. Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Syracuse 13 LSU (6-1) def. Mississippi State (2-4) 28-20: BATON ROUGE, La. — Kevin Faulk ran for 170 yards and two touchdowns and passed for another score as Louisiana State beat Mississippi State. Next game: Nov. 9 vs. Alabama 14 VIRGINIA (5-2) lost at Florida State (6-0) 31-24: TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Thad Busby passed for 316 yards and two touchdowns, and Warrick Dunn scored on a 65-yard run as Florida State avenged its only ACC loss with a victory over Virginia. Next game: Nov. 2 at Duke 15 BYU (8-1) def. Texas Christian (2-5) 45-21: FORT WORTH, Texas — Steve Sarkisian riddled Texas Christian for 313 passing yards and three touchdowns as Brigham Young coasted to a Western Athletic Conference victory. Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Texas El Paso 16 KANSAS STATE (7-1) def. Oklahoma (2-5) 42-35: MANHATTAN — Brian Kavanagh threw four touchdown passes to tie a Kansas State record and the Wildcats held off fast-closing Oklahoma in the Big 12. Next game: Nov. 9 at Kansas 17 PENN STATE (7-2) def.lndiana (2-6) 48-26: BLOOMINGTON, Ind., — Joe Jurevicius scored one touchdown on a 57-yard reception and set up three other touchdowns with big catches in the second half as theNittany Lions beat Indiana. Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Northwestern 18 WYOMING (8-0) idle Next game: Nov. 2 vs. SMU 19 NOTRE DAME (4-2) idle Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Navy 20 IOWA (5-2) lost to Ohio State (7-0) 88-26: IOWA CITY, Iowa — Stanley Jackson threw two touchdown passes and Damon Moore intercepted three passes as Ohio State built a big lead but hung on to defeat Iowa. Next game: Nov. 2 at Illinois 21 UTAH (7-1) def. Tulsa (3-4) 45-19: SALT LAKE CITY — Juan Johnson ran for three touchdowns and caught a TD pass as Utah rolled over Tulsa. Utah played without star running back Chris Fuamatu-Ma'afala, who was sidelined by a knee injury. Next game: Nov. 2 at Rice 22 AUBURN (5-2) idle: Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Arkansas 23 24 WASHINGTON (5-2) def. Oregon (3-5) 33-14: EUGENE, Ore. — Corey Dillon gained 259 yards in 32 carries, the second-best rushing performance in Washington history, and scored three touchdowns as the Huskies routed Oregon. Next game: Nov. 2 at USC SOUTHERN MISSISSIPPI (7-1) atTulane (2-5) 31-28: NEW ORLEANS — Kendrlck Lee's 29-yard punt return set up Eric Booth's 1-yard TD run with 6:04 left and Southern Mississippi avoided an upset by turning back Tulane. Next game: Nov. 2 vs. Cincinnati f _ MIAMI (FLA.) (5-2) def. West Virginia (7-1) 10-7: MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — Tremaine Mack blocked Brian West's punt with 29 seconds left and Nathaniel Brooks returned it 20 yards for a touchdown as Miami stunned previously unbeaten West Virginia.. Next game: Nov. 2 at Temple Hessler rallies Colorado Quarterback replaces injured Detmer, sparks Buffs past Texas, 28-24 By The Associated Press BOULDER, Colo. — Texas knocked out Koy Detmer but couldn't solve John Hessler's rope-a-dope shenanigans. Hessler replaced an injured Detmer and engineered two second- half scoring drives — overcoming a boneheaded play in the process — and safety Steve Rosga'made a key interception with 1:35 left, allowing No. 8 Colorado to hold'off Texas 28-24 on Saturday. Hessler, who rallied the Buffaloes to comeback wins in five games last season after Detmer went down with a knee injury, scored the clinching touchdown on a 1-yard sneak with 3:10 left. "John Hessler is going to go down in Colorado football history as the Comeback Kid," Buffaloes coach Rick Neuheisel said. "Once again, he rose to the occasion." Neuheisel found kind words for Hessler, but moments earlier he gave his backup quarterback a tongue-lashing on the sideline for a play that appeared to have doomed the Buffs. Colorado was trailing 24-21 early in the fourth quarter when Hessler inexplicably pitched the ball to no one, and defensive end Gray Mosier recovered at the Colorado 16. But Texas' Ricky Williams fumbled two plays later when hit by Mike Phillips, and Rosga recovered at the 10. Hessler then drove the Buffs 90 yards for the clinching score. The Buffaloes (6-1 overall, 4-0 Big 12) spotted Texas 10-0 and 17-7 first-half leads before rallying behind Hessler, who entered the game late in the first half when Detmer suffered a second-degree concussion as he was thrown to the turf on a sack by Mosier. Missouri 35, Oklahoma St. 28 (ot) COLUMBIA, Mo. — After Corby Jones' big day, Missouri turned to an old standby in overtime. Brock Olivo, who topped 2,000 career yards rushing earlier Saturday, scored on an 8-yard run in the extra period as Missouri beat Oklahoma State for its first Big 12 victory. Olivo sat out most of the fourth quarter as coach Larry Smith rotated his backfield.' "A guy gets a little tired, you try T BETHANY-FRIENDS BIG 12 Standings .NCE North Division Conference All Games Colorado Nebraska Kansas State Kansas Missouri Iowa State W 4 4 4 1 1 1 W L 6 1 6 1 7 1 3 4 3 4 2 5 South Division Conference All Games Texas Tech Texas Oklahoma Baylor Texas ASM W L 4 2 2 2 2 2 1 3 3 4 1 W L 5 3 3 4 2 5 4 3 3 5 4 4 Oklahoma State 1 Saturday's results Texas Tech 13, Texas A&M, 10; Baylor 49, Iowa State 21; Kansas State 42, Oklahoma 35; Missouri 35, Oklahoma State 28 (OT); Nebraska 63, Kansas 7. to keep him fresh," Smith said. "There's no question Brock's a clutch player. They could have brought their whole bench that last play and he would have made it to the end zone." Oklahoma State (4-4, 1-4 Big 12) won the toss in overtime and deferred to Missouri, which needed three plays to pound it in. After Jones ran for 4 yards, Olivo ran up the middle for 13 and then scored over left tackle. Tone' Jones threw four touchdown passes for Oklahoma State, one more than his season total entering the game. He forced the extra period when he hit Terrance Richardson for a 15-yard touchdown with 37 seconds to go. A personal foul against Missouri gave Oklahoma State a first down at the 6 in overtime, but Jones' fourth-down pass from the 3 tipped off the hands of Andre Richardson. Corby Jones ran for 193 yards and three touchdowns and passed for one for Missouri (3-4,1-3). Texas Tech 13, Texas A&M 10 COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Zebbie Lethridge completed an 81- yard touchdown pass to freshman fullback Sammy Morris with 6:20 to play, and Byron Hanspard rushed for 198 yards as the Texas Tech Red Raiders rallied past- Texas A&M. The Associated Press Colorado quarterback John Hessler engineered two second-half scoring drives in the Buffs' 28-24 victory over Texas on Saturday. Tech (5-3 overall) stayed in the Big 12 South race with a 4-2 mark, while A&M dropped to 3-5 and 1-4 before a sellout Kyle Field crowd of 70,147. The Aggies had seized the lead 10-6 in the third quarter after Shun Horn recovered a fumble by Tech's Morris to set up a 28-yard scoring run by freshman Dante Hall. Tech took over the ball with 6:32 to go after the Aggies had to punt following a delay-of-game call. A&M had a 3rd-and-l to convert but couldn't get the play off. Lethridge faked to Hanspard, then found Morris running all alone behind the Aggie secondary and hit him in full stride for the score. A&M drove to the Tech 43, but Branndon Stewart was sacked by Tony Daniels on fourth down. Baylor 49, Iowa State 21 WACO, Texas — Jerod Douglas ran for 154 yards and two scores and Jermaine Alfred threw fo£ three touchdowns in the third quarter, helping Baylor erase a 14- point deficit. The Bears (4-3, 1-3 Big 12) appeared headed for a fourth straight loss after failing to stop the Cyclones (2-5,1-3) on three of their first four possessions and falling behind 21-7 early in the second quarter. But Baylor's Clifton Rubin scored on a 1-yard TD run just before halftimq, and Alfred threw scoring passes of 8 yards to Shawn Washington, 5 yards to Morris Anderson and 68 yards to Pearce Pe- gross in the third quarter before Douglas sprinted 67 yards for a score and a 42-21 lead with 14:43 left in the game. Baylor rolled up 624 yards, in'• eluding 397 on the ground, and had two backs outrush Iowa State's Troy Davis. Davis, who was averaging 214 yards on the ground, had 28 carries for 138 yards. Passing game keys Bethany's win Munoz sparks run of 34 straight points with fourTD passes as Swedes go to 5-0 in conference By BOB DAVIDSON The Sallna Journal LINDSBORG — Once Bethany found a way to stop Friends' blitz, Swedes! quarterback Jorge Munoz was able to uncork a blitz of his own. Munoz, the third-ranked passer in NAIA Division II, threw for 437 yards and four touchdowns Saturday as No. 14- ranked crushed Friends 55-21 in a Kansas Conference game at Anderson Field. It was a typical Bethany- Friends game. A total of 28 penalties were HIGH SCHOOL Friends 21 Bethany 55 called, resulting in 299 yards being marked off. "They caught us off guard with six in the box at the start," Munoz said. "They were going bump press on our receivers, They thought their defensive backs could hang with our receivers one on one, but you can't do that. "There are no defensive backs at our level who can hang with our wide receivers." Certainly Friends couldn't hang with the Swedes' two senior wide outs Bobby Lugo and Van Mortensen. Lugo caught seven passes for T STATE 211 yards and three touchdowns and Mortensen seven for 145 yards and one TD. One of Lugo's touchdown catches was a spinning, one-handed grab just across the goal line in the second quarter. "It was a simple fade route and Jorge threw it nice," Lugo said. "It looked like it was going to come down right in my hands, but the wind caught it. I turned, reached out and it stuck in my hands. "Our receiving corps loves it when the play bump and press. It's our high percentage play." "We are blessed with good receivers," Bethany coach Ted Kessinger said. "And when you've got a quarterback who puts the ball on the money, it creates problems for the defense. "Jorge's an excellent quarterback. Not only does he throw it well, but he makes great decisions. He checks off well." Bethany actually trailed 14-7 late in the first quarter after Friends' running back Felix Ramirez ran 48 yards for a touchdown on a trap play with 2:09 left in the period. But Bethany scored the next 34 points, including all four Munoz' TD passes, to ice its fifth victory in six games. The Swedes are 5-0 in the KCAC. Friends falls to 3-4 overall, 3-2 in the KCAC. "Their quarterback does the things that make them go," Friends coach Brian Byers said. "If we'd have applied that same pressure a few years ago it would have been a whole different ballgame. "We didn't move the ball on offense and that forced our defense to be on the field too long." Friends' offensive effort came to a stop after quarterback Gilbert Alvarez left the game with an ankle injury with 5:30 left in the first quarter. He returned for three plays in the fourth quarter before leaving for good. Bethany amassed 637 yards total offense — 465 passing. Tailback Mike Godwin cracked the 100-yard mark for the third week in a row, gaining 113 yards on 12 carries. He also scored three touchdowns. Linebacker Delton Nelms led the Bethany defense with 12 tackles, seven unassisted, and one sack. Safety Remington DeGarmo had 11 tackles, seven unassisted. Ramirez led Friends' offense with 103 yards rushing on 16 carries. He scored two touchdowns. Kessinger attributed the penalties to the rivalry between the two. Friends was penalized 16 tunes for 174 yards and Bethany 12 for 125 yards. "I don't think it was a poorly officiated game," he said. "I think it's just the rivalry between the two schools.-It's more than I gave it credit for. People lost their cool more than they should have." Pittsburg State overwhelms Emporia State Wendler rushes for 138 yards, scores three TDs in Gorillas' 63-7 victory By The Associated Press EMPORIA— Alex Wendler rushed for 138 yards and scored three touchdowns to lead Pittsburg State to a 63-7 victory over Emporia State on Saturday in the MIAA. The Hornets (4-4 overall, 4-2 MI- AA) got their only score in the second quarter on a 23-yard pass from Pete Jelovic to Jarett Vito. The Gorillas (5-2, 5-1) led 21-7 at the half on 7-yard and 30-yard touchdown runs by Wendler and a 49-yard touchdown pass from Zack Seigrist to Chris Hudson. Brian Shay carried 33 times for 157 yards for Emporia State. Washburn 24, SW Baptist 20 TOPEKA — Andy Ruckner caught two touchdown passes from Joe Schartz, one for 81 yards, as Washburn beat Southwest Baptist. The winning touchdown came on a 3-yard run by Brennan Casey with 4:02 left in the third quarter that put Washburn (4-3 overall, 4-2 Mid-America Intercollegiate Athletics Association) ahead 24-14. The Bearcats' Karson Turner threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Aaron Hafner with 4:20 left to play, but Chad Kositzky's extra point attempt failed. The Bearcats held the Ichabods to regain possession, but threw two incomplete passes into the end zone as time ran out. McPherson 47, Tabor 7 HILLSBORO— A.J. Wilson and Chane Helm ran for two touchdowns each as McPherson beat Tabor. Tabor (0-7 overall, 0-5 KCAC) took an early 7-0 lead on a 56-yard TD run by Chris Brown. McPherson (2-5 overall, 2-4 KCAC) tied the game on a 16-yard run by Rudolph James and added scoring runs of 29 yards and 4 yards to lead 21-7 after the first quarter, and gradually built its lead. Bethel 24, Southwestern 21 NORTH NEWTON — Troy Morris threw a 9-yard scoring pass in the final seconds of play to lead Bethel. Southwestern (4-2 overall, 4-1 KCAC) took a 14-0 halftime lead on a 31-yard pass from Ryan Wallis to Josh Bradford and a 26-yard run by Dustin Donley. Bethel (5-2, 5-1) mad,e it 14-9 after three quarters on a 27-yard field goal by Jason Hershey and a 1-yard pass from Mark Koontz to Hershey. Wallis scored on a 1-yard run for the Moundbuilders before the Threshers rallied in the final minutes. Morris connected with Floyd Roberts on a 27-yard TD pass with 4:56 left, then to Morris Milton on a 9-yard pass with 23 seconds left to put Bethel ahead 22-21. The Threshers added a 2-point conversion for the final margin. Benedictine 24, Missouri Valley 8 ATCHISON — Eric Pitts rushed for 108 yards and a 66-yard touchdown Saturday as Benedictine defeated Missouri Valley in the Heart of America Conference. Benedictine had 474 yards in total offense to 188 for Missouri Valley. Llndenwood 25, MldAmerlca 23 ST. CHARLES Mo. — Ben Pointer kicked a 21-yard field goal late in the fourth quarter to give Lindenwood a game-winning margin over MidAmerica Nazarene. Evangel 46, Baker 17 SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— Eric Black passed for 354 yards and four touchdowns as Evangel rolled over Baker in a Heart of America Athletic Conference game. '

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