Hattiesburg American from Hattiesburg, Mississippi on September 13, 1992 · 21
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HATTIESBURG AMERICAN SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 13, 1992 PAGE 1C SCOREBOARD American League Minnesota 7, California 2 Detroit 9, Boston 5 New York 1 1 , Kansas City 9 Oakland 5, Seattle 4 Milwaukee 5, Baltimore 0 Cleveland 5, Chicago 3 Toronto 4, Texas 2 Standings, 2C National League Pittsburgh 9, Philadelphia 7 Montreal 4, New York 1 St. Louis 1 1 , Chicago 3 Atlanta 9, Houston 3 Box scores, 2C ON TV TODAY ON RADIO TODAY 10:40 a.m. NFL football (Chicago Bears at New Orleans Saints), WHSY-FM, 104.5; WJDR-FM, 98.3. Noon NFL football (Atlanta Falcons at Washington Red skins), WHSY-AM, 1230. 3 p.m. NFL football (Buffalo Bills at San Francisco 49ers), WHSY-AM, 1230. SPORTS DIGEST Wallace dominates Miller 400 race RICHMOND, Va. Rusty Wallace broke a winless drought of nearly 14 months by cruising to a dominating victory in the Miller Genuine Draft 400 on Saturday night. Wallace, who took the lead to stay on the 262nd of 400 laps at Richmond International Raceway, finished 3.52 seconds ahead of Mark Martin. Wallace, who started third in his Pontiac Grand Prix, led 231 laps on the way to winning for the first time since the July 1991 event at Long Pond, Pa., a span of 34 races. Black places 2nd in 50-meter swim BARCELONA, Spain Camille Black, formerly of Hattiesburg, finished second in the women's 50-meter freestyle swim Saturday in the Paralympic Games. Black, who now resides in Lansing, Mich., was clocked in 42.33 seconds, just behind the 42.26 by Lena-Marie Hagman of Sweden. Correction Sumrall running back Brent Waters was misidentified in a picture in Saturday's American. The American regrets the error. Third quarter barrage propels Ole Miss By SCOTT McKINNEY Special to the AMERICAN OXFORD Ole Miss overcame I a sluggish first half, erupting for 21 third-quarter points to defeat IT u 1 a n e 35-9 at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium. Ole Miss improved to 2-0 and Tulane fell to 1-1. After last Saturday's emotional 45-21 upset win over Auburn, the Rebels struggled with the Green Wave early despite coming in as 18-point favorites. "This was as poor as I've seen Ian Ule Miss tootball team play since we lost to them (Tulane) 14-9 up here in 1988," Brewer I said. "We simply went through the motions in the first half." "We had no emotions out there. We were fortunate that we were just a better football team and could get away with it tonight." The estimated crowd of only 30,200 was also down from last week's announced attendance of 40,000, which may have led to the Rebels' early sluggish play. "It just seemed that we weren't ready to play, the fans weren't ready, nobody cared about being out there," linebacker Dwayne Dotson said. "We had a little soul-searching at halftime, and when we picked up our play in the second half, the fans picked up, and that turned it around." Leading 14-3, Ole Miss recovered a Green Wave fumble on the second half kickoff that rallied the home team. Trea Southerland stripped Tulane's Terrance Strickland of the football and Michael Lowery recovered for the Rebels at the Green Wave 48 yard line. Six plays later, quarterback Russ Shows snuck in for the score, giving Ole Miss a more comfortable 21-3 advantage. "Our rhythm was terrible offensively in the first half," Shows said. "We felt like our defense might make something big happen to start the second half, and they came through." Tulane cut the Ole Miss lead to 21-9 with a seven-play, 63-yard scoring drive, highlighted by a 19-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Billy Duncan to split end Jerry Ursin. The Green Wave appeared to be in good shape later in the quarter, having forced Ole Miss to punt on two consecutive series. But, the Rebel defense set up the next score as cornerback Danny Body picked off a Duncan pass at the Tulane 27. Five plays later, Shows rolled right and tossed one yard to Marvin Courtney for the touchdown. Brian Lee's extra point padded the Ole Miss lead to 28-9. The Ole Miss defense stopped Tulane on three plays on the following series, and Germaine Kohn electrified the crowd with a 57-yard punt return for a touchdown, pushing the Rebels ahead 35-9. "We still felt we had a chance to come back because there was still a lot of time left before that play," Tulane head coach Buddy Teevens said. "But, when he broke off that return, it just killed us. We never could recover." Kohn, who also caught four passes for 62 yards, including one for a 26-yard touchdown in the first quarter for Ole Miss' first score, sidestepped several would-be Tulane tacklers at midfield before racing down the right sideline for his second touchdown of the night. Kohn's first score capped Ole Miss' first drive of the game as the Rebels marched 81 yards in nine plays. 10 a.m. College football ("College Coaches Corner," fea turing Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz and USA TodayCNN coaches' poll), CNN. 10:30 a.m. NFL football ("NFL Preview"), CNN. 11 a.m. NFL football ("NFL GameDay"), ESPN. 11:30 a.m. Tennis (U.S. Open, women's doubles final), USA. Noon NFL football (Chi cago Bears at New Orleans Saints), CBS. Noon NFL football (L.A. Raiders at Cincinnati Bengals), NBC. Noon Auto racing (Indy- Car, Pioneer Electronics 200), ESPN. 1 p.m. Golf (Michael Jor- danRMCC Celebrity Golf Cham pionship, final round), ABC. 1:30 p.m. Major League baseball (Atlanta Braves at Houston Astros), TBS. 3 p.m. NFL football (Buf falo Bills at San Francisco 49ers), NBC. 3 p.m. Tennis (U.S. Open, men's final), CBS. 3 p.m. Golf (PGA, Cana dian Open, final round), ESPN. 5 p.m. Major League base ball ("Baseball '92"), CNN. 6 p.m. Major League base ball ("Baseball Tonight"), ESPN. 6 p.m. NFL football ("NFL Prime Time"), ESPN. 6:30 p.m. NFL football ("Silver Bullet Stadium Show"), TNT. 7 p.m. NFL football (Phila delphia Eagles at Phoenix Car dinals), TNT. 7 p.m. Major League base ball (Chicago Cubs at St. Louis Cardinals), ESPN. lift )p ijy-. Offensive deficiency Ml costs US Bama rallies for 17-10 win AP pholo USM quarterback Tommy Waters is stopped by Alabama's Lemanski Hall in the first half of Saturday's game at Legion Field. By TIM DOHERTY AMERICAN Sports Writer BIRMINGHAM, Ala. For at least a few moments Saturday afternoon, that ol' Black-and-Gold magic again had a sold-out Legion Field crowd under its spell. But hamstrung by an offense that managed just 54 total yards, the University of Southern Mississippi eventually fell to the eighth-ranked University of Alabama 17-10 before a crowd of 83,091. The win was the Tide's 12th straight, while USM lost for the first time in three years to a team from the state of Alabama. USM (1-1) beat the Crimson Tide (2-0) two years ago in the same stadium, and when the Golden Eagles' defense forged a 10-7 lead with a pair of big plays to start the second half, another upset possibility loomed. But a fumbled punt by Perry Carter set up Michael Proctor's game-tying, 25-yard field goal with 31 seconds left in the third quarter. The Tide then went 62 yards in 10 plays on its next possession to score the game -winning touchdown on Chris Anderson's 1-yard run with 10:19 to play. "I was hoping (the magic) would work again, but it all comes back to the offense," USM tailback Michael Welch said. "We just couldn't get anything started. Offensively, we just sputtered. It's just frustrating." How frustrating was it? USM had 13 possessions during the game. Eleven of them ended with a punt, another with an interception. USM ran 27 times for a net 28 yards (1.1 yards a carry). Quarterback Tommy Waters completed 7 of 19 passes for 26 yards (3.2 yards a completion). USM had three first downs, only one in the second half and that came on a pass interference call. "We didn't do anything on offense to help our defense," USM head coach Jeff Bower said. It was a total team effort on offense to be as poor as we were." But as badly as the USM offense played, the Golden Eagles stayed in the game with a stout defensive effort. Alabama gained 383 yards, but for the second consecutive game, the Tide had See USM, page 3C LSU wins battle of the bobbles against State By MARY FOSTER AP Sports Writer BATON ROUGE, La. It didn't rain in Tiger Stadium Saturday night, but things got pretty sloppy on the field. Louisiana State beat No. 18 Mississippi State 24-3, thanks to a steady defense and fourth quarter heroics by backup quarterback Jesse Daigle and freshman running back Robert Davis. The Southeastern Conference opener lett each team at 1-1 overall. For three quarters, LSU and Mississippi State took turns bungling opportunities and flubbing field goal attempts. 'The game was there for anybody to win and we did the things not to win," Mississippi State coach Jackie Sherrill said. "We did some good things, but we did an awful lot of bad things." Both teams did. Mississippi State turned the ball over eight times four on interceptions and four on fumbles. LSU only had one turnover an interception but failed to take advantage of four of the seven big breaks its defense and special teams gave them. Mississippi State hit one of three field goal attempts; LSU was one for five. Chris Gardner, who missed a 38-yarder and had a 32-yard attempt blocked, hit a 47-yarder for MSU the longest of his career. Daigle, who replaced Chad Loup to start the second half, broke a 3-3 tie in the fourth quarter, hitting Wesley Jacobs for a 66-yard touchdown pass. The score came two plays after Nate Miller batted a Sleepy Robinson pass and Anthony Williams recovered it for LSU on their 33-yard line. "When I came down the line with the ball, I kept looking at the free safety," Daigle said. "He tripped and fell down, and after that, he had no chance of recovering. I saw Wes coming open, and just tried to lay it up high and let him run under it." Minutes later, Carlton Buckels intercepted Robinson on the LSU 40 and returned it 38 yards to the State 32. "Sleepy laid it up there and all I did was catch it," Buckles said. Four plays later, freshman running back Robert Davis galloped 17 yards up the middle for a touchdown. Davis ran for 97 yards on 18 carries. Mississippi State next fumbled on the LSU 45-yard line, then jumped offside on 4th-and-l to keep LSU's drive alive. On the next fourth down, LSU faked a field goal attempt to pick up the first down. Germaine Williams added another touchdown for the Tigers on a 7-yard run. Mississippi State is 1-1 and 0-1 in the Southeastern Conference. LSU is 1-1 and 1-0 in the SEC. Daigle was 4 of 7 for 89 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Loup was 5 of 8 for 44 yards in the first half. Robinson completed 11 of 21 for 123 yards. He was intercepted four times and sacked twice. LSU kicker Pedro Suarez missed a 47-yard attempt in the first quarter. Backup kicker Matt Huerkamp missed a 31-yard attempt that sailed left after a high snap. His 37-yard attempt with :13 left in the half was blocked by Daniel Boyd then recovered by Anthony Williams for LSU. Sampras pours on the gas Gannett News Service NEW YORK Fighting off stomach cramps, Pete Sampras finished fast to roll into the U.S. Open finals Saturday night, overpowenng Jim Courier, b-1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-2. 'He is just suffering from a little gas pain," U.S. Open Tournament referee Tom Barnes said. The stomach pains were a result of dehydration, Barnes said. Today, Sampras will play defending champion and No. 2 seed Stefan Edberg, who won an epic five-hour, 26-minute marathon over Michael Chang, 6-7 (3-7), 7-5, 7-6 (7-3), 5-7, 6-4. Sampras began limping around the court at 5-1 in the fourth set. Since he did not call for a trainer during changeovers, no one knew exactly what was bothering him. Courier said he asked him what was wrong as the two players met at the net after the match and Sampras replied, "My stomach." Sampras did not speak with reporters after the match. "Looked like he was in pain at the end of the game," Courier said. "I WHO: Stelan Edberg vs. Pete Sampras WHAT: Men's tennis finals WHEN: Today, 3 p.m. WHERE: New York ON THE AIR: TV - WHLT Channel 22 wasn't sure if it was his feet or what." The loss will cost Courier the world's No. 1 ranking; the Edberg-Sampras winner takes over. Edberg and Chang were dead even after four sets and four games. But at 4-4 of the fifth set, Edberg began to take control. Seles wins again NEW YORK She read Time. She read Newsweek. She ate a bagel. She took a catnap. She got nervous. And then Monica Seles went out and made winning her sixth Grand Slam championship in the last two years look easy. After waiting impatiently for Edberg to win a long semifinal with Michael Chang on Saturday afternoon, Seles dispatched Arantxa Sanchez Vicario, 6-3, 6-3, in 90 minutes. Her win at the National Tennis Center left Seles just two Wimbledon championships shy of back-to-back Grand Slam sweeps. Add her 1990 French Open crown, and the 18-year-old has won seven Grand Slam titles in three years. Seles seized a 5-0 lead in the first set, only to lose her serve between games in which Sanchez Vicario finally held serve. Seles eventually won the set by holding serve in the ninth game. "I should have closed her out at 5-1," Seles said. "The wait bothered me a lot. You don't know if you should eat or what. Sitting in the locker room, it is freezing down there. It is not really fair for the finals that you have to wait so long. You usually don't have that before big matches. I was not as aggressive as I was against Mary Joe (Fernandez)." It was much the same in the second set. Seles loped to a 5-1 lead, then lost back-to-back games before taking the match on a break in the ninth game. "In the beginning, I was a little nervous," Sanchez Vicario said. ; f i ' 4 If r AP phoio Monica Seles hugs her U.S. Open women's singles championship trophy after defeating Arantxa Sanchez Vicario in straight sets.

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