Wausau Daily Herald from Wausau, Wisconsin on October 25, 1987 · 14
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4B College Football Wausau Sunday Herald, October 25, 1987 two' roll over their opponents Melvin Bratton rushed for 114 yards and a touchdown, Warren Williams added 101 yards and another score, and Leonard Conley ran for 120 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns. Gn vi N w 7fETOPTWEV7y v L j yL .Jr No. 1 Oklahoma (7-0-0) beat Colorado 24-6. No. 2 Nebraska (7-0-0) beat Kansas State 56 3. No. 3 Miami, Fla. (5-0-0) beat Cincinnati 48-10. No. 4 Florida State (6-1-0) is idle. No. 5 Louisiana State (6-0-1) is idle. No. 6 Auburn (6-0-1) beat Mississippi State 3B-7. No. 7 Clemson (6-1-0) lost to North Carolina State 30-28. No. 8 UCLA (6-1-0) beat California 42-18. No. 9 Syracuse (7-0-0) beat Colgate 52-6. No. 10 Notre Dame (5-1-0) beat Southern California 26-15. No. 11 Florida (5-2-0) is idle. No. 12 Georgia (6-2-0) beat Kentucky 17-14. No. 13 Tennessee (5-1-1) beat Georgia Tech 29-15. No. 14 Michigan State (4-2-1) tied Illinois 14-14. No. 15 Indiana (6-1-0) beat No. 20 Michigan 14-10. . No. 16 Ohio State (5-1-1) beat Minnesota 42-9. No. 17 Alabama (5-2-0) is idle. No. 18 Penn State (5-2-0) is idle. No. 19 Oklahoma State (6-1-0) beat Missouri 24-20. No. 20 Michigan (4-3-0) lost to No. IS Indiana 14-10. (1) Oklahoma 24 .Colorado 6 NORMAN, Okla. Quarterback Jamelle Holiewav rushed for 146 Jyards Saturday night to help No. 1 Oklahoma overcome a sluggish per formance and beat Colorado in Big Eight Conference football. The Sooners, who entered the game leading the nation in scoring, rushing offense, total offense and total defense, had to overcome nine fumbles and six penalties to raise their record to 7-0, including 3-0 in the conference. Holieway, a shifty junior, set up the Oklahoma touchdown that helped give the Sooners breathing joom when he darted 28 yards on the first play of the second half. On the next play fullback Lydell Carr, who had 100 yards rushing, went 21 yards for a touchdown that made it 17-6. t , The Sooners didn't put the game away until halfback Patrick Collins 'dived in from the 1-yard line with .4:54 to play to make it 24-6. (2) Nebraska 56 Kansas State 3 LINCOLN, Neb. Quarterbacks Steve Taylor and Clete Blakeman each had a hand in two touchdowns for Nebraska. The Nebraska defense, which hasn't allowed a touchdown in 13 straight quarters, limited Kansas State to a 29-yard field goal by Mark Porter in the second period. The Cornhuskers gained 459 yards rushing. I-back Tyreese Knox led them with eight carries for 100 yards, all in the fourth quarter. Nebraska built a 35-3 halftime lead. Taylor opened the scoring on the game's third play when he dashed 49 yards untouched on an option play. (3) Miami, Fla. 48 Cincinnati 10 CINCINNATI Steve Walsh threw a pair of third-quarter touchdown passes and three Miami runners topped 100 yards. Miami scored 21 third-quarter points to overcome a slow start en route to its 26th consecutive regular-season victory, the longest current winning streak by a Division I-A school. , Walsh, hampered in the first half by a steady rain, threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Brian Blades and a 7-yarder to Charles Henry on Miami's first possessions of the second half to deflate Cincinnati, 2-5. Miami wore down the Bearcats with a relentless ground attack. Cincinnati stunned Miami by scoring on consecutive possessions to take a 10-7 second-quarter lead. Bratton then asserted himself. He led a 10-play, 68-yard scoring drive by carrying five times for 52 yards. Williams scored from the 3. (6) Auburn 38 Mississippi State 7 AUBURN, Ala. Reggie Slack passed for 185 yards and three touchdowns as he turned his first starting assignment for sixth-, ranked Auburn into a victory. Slack, a sophomore pressed into service when senior starter Jeff Burger was sidelined by a possible NCAA rules infraction, threw touchdown passes of 35 and 6 yards to Lawyer Tillman and one for 46 yards to Alexander Wright as Auburn built a 28-0 halftime lead. North Carolina State 30 (7) Clemson 28 CLEMSON, S.C. - Mai Crite and Bobby Crumpler each ran for one touchdown as North Carolina State built a 30-0 halftime lead and held on. , . -. , The Tigers rallied for 28 points in the final 15:58 on drives of 84, 47, 80 and 81 yards. Clemson drove to the N.C. State 44 with 1:18 to go, but the drive ended when Rodney Williams' pass on fourth down fell incomplete. The Wolfpack, 19-point underdogs, dominated the first half, amassing 14 first downs to one for the Tigers and outgaining them on offense 252-46. (8) UCLA 42 California 18 PASADENA, Calif. Gaston Green rushed for 220 yards and two touchdowns and Dennis Price returned an interception 100 yards for UCLA for the Bruins' 16th straight victory over the Golden Bears. Troy Aikman accounted for UCLA's other three touchdowns with second-half scoring - passes, one of them to Green, as the Bruins raised their Pacific-10 Conference record to 4-0 and their overall mark to 6-1. ft U rCfti? o t A -r ' A vft w 1 AUV ' " ..... n XC L 0 ' Syracuse's Tommy Kane (left) catches one of his four touchdown passes. AP photo' UCLA, which led only 21-18 early in the third quarter before scoring the game's final 21 points, is the Pac-10's only unbeaten team in league play. Green, who carried 28 times, put the Bruins ahead for good by sprinting 79 yards for his first touchdown with 6:35 elapsed. Green also scored on a 4-yard run with 2:18 left in the first quarter to make it 14-0 and caught a 7-yard pass from Aikman with 9:12 left in the game to complete the scoring. half. McPherson also caught a 9-' yard scoring pass from tailback Robert Drummond. (10) Notre Dame 26 USC 15 : SOUTH BEND, Ind. Sophomore quarterback Tony Rice, making his second career start, directed first-half scoring drives of 88 and 90 yards and put Notre Dame ahead with a 26-yard run as the Irish rushed for 351 yards. Notre Dame's 5-1 record is the best start for the Irish since the 1980 team went 7-0. (9) Syracuse 52 Colgate 6 SYRACUSE, N.Y. Don McPherson threw a school-record four touchdown passes to wide receiver Tommy Kane for Syracuse. Syracuse scored on its first five possessions, rolled up 42 points in the first half and went on to register the most points ever scored in the Carrier Dome. " McPherson connected with Kane, a junior, on touchdown passes of 18, 44, 42 and 43 yards, all in the first (12) Georgia 17, Kentucky 14 ATHENS, Ga. It took a second-half rally for the second week in a row for Georgia. Lars Tate's 5-yard run with 1:08 left in the game enabled the Bulldogs to overcome a 14-0 deficit. Kentucky had one touchdown nullified by a penalty, had a 70-yard pass play to the Georgia 1 called back for another infraction and also had a pass intercepted after reach ing the Bullodg 9. (13) Tennessee 29 Georgia Tech 15 KNOXVILLE, Term. (AP) - Tailback Reggie Cobb rushed fo 140 yards and scored a pair of touchdowns, leading Tennessee. The Volunteers, 5-1-1, scored on three straight possessions on their way to a 22-0 halftime lead. Georgia- Tech, with starting quarterback Rick Strom sidelined with a broken finger, fell to 2-5. (19) Oklahoma State 24 Missouri 20 COLUMBIA, Mo. Mike Gundy-3 connected on touchdown passes ol 12 and 48 yards to split end Hart Lee Dykes for Oklahoma State. The Cowboys took a 24-20 lead with 7:46 left in the game wheaH Gundy hit tight end J.R. Dillard foe a 6-yard touchdown pass that capped an 80-yard drive. adgers' freshman quarterback wise for his age Wisconsin star's first love basketball T 1 0 W K 71 Hh: t 1 V. i f f V. K . I . - i" I i ' - . S CJ b 'U7J ' Tony Lowery JBustin' loose: University of Wisconsin Jfreshman quarterback Tony Lowery found some 'open space in which to roam on this first half run against Northwestern Saturday. The action Icame in the Badgers' 27-24 homecoming defeat ;at Camp Randall Stadium in Madison. Lowery Bob RdunlWuu Daily Hria) completed 11 of 16 passes for 184 yards and ran another 16 times in the veer offense for 64 more yards. Lowery had to leave the game in the sec-, ond half with an injury, but not before turning in an impressive performance in his third starting assignment for Coach Don Morton. By Chris Havel Wausau Daily Herald . MADISON Tony Lowery's Lake Shore dorm room can't talk, but it sure says a lot about the University .of Wisconsin's freshman quarterback. Lowery's favorite sport is basketball and his No. 1 athlete is Michael Jordan. The color posters of "Air Jordan" in mid-dunk one on the door and two on the wall make that much obvious. "Yeah, I love basketball and he's my main man," says Lowery, sitting on his bottom bunk, wearing a black and red "Air Jordan" sweat suit and frayed Ree-boks. . Lowery's young (he didn't turn 18 until July 13th), but wise for his age. Ask him a question and the precocious teenager will give you a straight answer. It's clear he has been around. ... "My mom didn't raise no fool," Lowery says with a smile. ' ' - It's also clear Lowery can play the game he loves most. The 8 1-2 by 11-inch glossy of a skinny "Air Lowery" putting the finishing touches on a two-handed, slam dunk is proof. "That's me in high school," the 6-4, 175-pounder says, pointing to the photo. There's a touch of pride in his soft voice. "I couldn't believe our photographer got that shot. It happened so fast." When the Groveport Madison High School (Columbus, Ohio) all-state football and basketball player graduated, he hadn't picked a sport, much less a college. Several schools showed genuine interest in Lowery as a basketball prospect Providence, Ohio State, Evansville, Northern Iowa. Ohio University even offered him a basketball scholarship, but ultimately he opted for Wisconsin and football. "Wisconsin was just so much better academically," Lowery says. "And it's the Big Ten. I miss not playing basketball, especially this time of year, but I have no regrets." Between football games, practices and the "hundred-million" meetings Lowery says he must attend, he does find time to pick up a basketball. . "We're not supposed to," Lowery says, flashing a schoolboy grin. "But I've shot around a few times. No-thin' serious, though." Certainly nothing as serious as Wisconsin's quarterback situation. Four games into the season, Lowery replaced Bud Keyes as the Badgers starter. "I was surprised it happened so fast," Lowery admits. "After those first couple games, I'd sit and watch Bud during the post-game interviews and say, 'That'll be me in three years.' It came a lot quicker." Lowery, soft-spoken and articulate, has adjusted to the media attention with ease. ' "It was pretty intense at first, but you get used to it. My mom has helped me a lot with that. We're close. I talk to her three times a week." In Lowery's three starts, Wisconsin is winless, the, latest being Saturday's 27-24 homecoming loss to Northwestern. Still, Lowery had his best day against the Wildcats, completing 11 of 16 passes for 184 yards and one touQfc down. He also rushed for 64 yards in 16 carries before exiting at 3:12 of the third quarter with a sprained anklet Vast improvement over his first two outings. '' Coming in, Lowery had hit on just 10 of 29 passes for 112 yards and two interceptions. . ' Not the kind of numbers that'll earn him the niefcr name "Air Lowery" in football. Still, he seems unconcerned. "I'm learning every week. That's the important' thing," Lowery says. "Every time out I get some good experience." 1 Such as? ' "Such as learning how to read defenses. Learning! how to take a hit. Learning how to defend myself." Ask Lowery to describe the hardest shot he has endured in his brief career at Wisconsin, and he'll show you. "Right here," he says, pulling a black and white photo from his dresser drawer. "Check this out." It'sa picture of three Iowa Hawkeyes wrapped around' Badger helmet. Presumably, Lowery's head is some where inside. k "Ooh, that was a hit," Lowery says with a. wince. "But, you know, during a game you don't really feet; them. You just get up and go back to the huddle." - Ask Lowery about Wisconsin's first-year coach, Dorf Morton, and he cocks his head. Apparently when'Tt' comes to Morton, who radiates a "too good to be true" image, reading him is as difficult as reading a Michigan blitz. "He's unique," Lowery admits. "You know, I wal; wondering if he can be that nice of a guy myself. If fte; can be that sincere. But, he really is. "He's one of the nicest men I've ever met. He's an-' other one of the reasons I came to Wisconsin. It's not a front." ' So Morton's now famous "runway pep talk" on the trip home after the last-second loss at Illinois a week ago wasn't a media ruse? "Uh-uh," Lowery says. "He sincerely blamed himself for the loss, but I don't agree. We win as a team and lose as a team players and coaches." Lowery, who rooms with freshman wide receiver George Brown of Milwaukee South High School, admllg he's homesick. ' "It's tough right now, with midterms and all. I'n really looking forward to getting home for Thanksgiv-i ing." In the meantime, Lowery spends his free time drawing and listening to music in his room. "I love to draw at night," Lowery says. "It's relaxing." He produces sketches of Magic Johnson,! a closeup of a Nike basketball shoe, and Pervis Ellison's; mouth "Crooked teeth, big lips. Not too bad, huh?" No, Tony. Not too bad. "I did these for a class Drawing 112," he says, flashing that grin. ,M" And of his music? "You name it, I love all kinds: The radio In this room be playin' 24 hours a day." No, Tony Lowery's dorm room can't talk, but it sure says a lot about the freshman quarterback.

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