The Press Democrat from Santa Rosa, California on September 25, 1994 · 29
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The Press Democrat from Santa Rosa, California · 29

Santa Rosa, California
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Sunday, September 25, 1994
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C2 TNI NIKS DKMOCMT, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28, 1 COLLEGE FOOTBALL AT A GLANCE NAMES AND NUMBERS How the AP Top 25 fared No, Ttm (Rcofd) 1 Florida (3-0) Thli wthnd Nll jllTH Did not play at Mississippi 2 Nebraska (4-0) def. Pacific 70-21 Wyoming 3 Florida State (4-0) def. N. Car. 31-18 At Miami, Fla. 4 Michigan (2-1) lost to Colorado 27-26 At Iowa 5 Penn State (4-0) del. Rutgers 55-27 At Temple 6 Miami, Fla. (2-1) lost to Washington 38-20 At Rutgers 7 Colorado (3-0) def. Michigan 27-26 At Texas 8 Arizona (3-0) def. Stanford 34-10 Oregon State 9 Notre Dame (3-1) def. Purdue 39-21 Stanford 10 Auburn (4-0) def. E. Tenn. St. 38-0 Kentucky 11 Alabama (4-0) def. Tulane 20-10 Georgia 12 Texas A&M (3-0) def. S. Miss. 41-17 Texas Tech 13 N.Carolina (2-1) lost to Fla. St. 31-18 At SMU 14 Virginia Tech (3-0) def. W.Va., 34-6 At Syracuse 15 Texas (3-0) def.TCU34-18 Colorado 16 Wisconsin (2-1) def. Indiana 62-13 At Mich. State 17 Washington (2-1) def. Miami, Fla. 38-20 UCLA 18 UCLA (2-2) lost to Wash. St. 21-0 At Washington 19 Southern Cal (2-1) def. Baylor 37-27 Oregon 20 Ohio State (3-1) def. Houston 52-0 At Northwestern 21 Oklahoma (2-1) Did not play At Iowa State 22 Wash. State (3-0) def. UCLA 21-0 At Tennessee 23 Tennessee (1-3) lost to Miss. State 24-21 Wash. St. 24 N.C, State (3-0) def. West Car. 38-13 Georgia Tech 25 Indiana (3-1) lost to Wisconsin 62-1 3 Minnesota Ileisman watch Here's how the top candidates for the Heisman Trophy performed on Saturday: TYRONE WHEATLEY, Michigan: Broke the school's career TD mark (his 41st broke Anthony Carter's recard) with a 5-yard run in the third quarter of a 27-26 loss to Colorado. Carried 17 times for 50 yards. Wheatley had missed the Wolverines' first two games with a '. shoulder Injury. TOMMIE FRAZIER, Nebraska: Played In only the first two : possessions against Pacific, driving the Huskers 61 yards in six plays to Damon Benning's 1-yard run, then handing off as Lawrence . Phillips ran 74 yards for another score with six minutes gone. STEVE STENSTROM, Stanford: In loss to eighth-ranked Arizona, . he was 26 of 43 for 295 yards and two touchdowns. KI-JANA CARTER, Penn State: Ran for three touchdowns and 122 yards on 15 carries. . STEVE McNAIR, Alcorn State: Completed 33 of 56 passes for 395 yards and two touchdowns, but sustained an Injury to his right shoulder in a 48-23 loss to Sam Houston State. ERIC ZEIER, Georgia: He was 24 of 44 passing for 257 yards ! and two touchdowns in a 17-14 win over Mississippi. TERRY DEAN, Florida: Did not play. The top-ranked Gators play at Mississippi next Saturday. NAPOLEON KAUFMAN, Washington: The Huskies', senior tailback gained 80 yards in 28 carries and broke Joe Steele's school record for career rushing yards with 3,094 yards. KORDELL STEWART, Colorado: Passing he was 21 of 32 for 294 yards and 2 touchdowns against Michigan. He also rushed for another 85 yards. Inside Info LAVELL AT 200: Brigham Young's LaVell Edwards became the 13th Division I-A coach to win 200 games after the Cougars downed New Mexico 49-47. . WHERE'RE THE POINTS?: Houston was shut out for the second game in a row for the first time since 1 965 with a 52-0 loss to Ohio State. The Cougars, who averaged 54 points a game five years ago ;with Heisman Trophy winner Andre Ware at quarterback, have scored just 20 points In four losses this season. BLUE HENS RALLY: Daryl Brown scored on a 1-yard sweep on . fourth down with 26 seconds left to cap Delaware s rally from a - 20-point second-half deficit as the Blue Hens beat West Chester 58-55. FAKING THE MILITARY: Temple, facing a fourth-and-7 at their ; 31 with time running out, successfully faked a punt and went on to a 23-20 victory over Army. STREAKING: Boston University extended its winning streak to 16 with a 30-15 victory over Villanova; Auburn extended the nation's longest Division I winning streak to 15 with a 38-0 win over East Tennessee State; Maryland, which beat West Virginia last week, defeated Wake Forest 31-7 and has won two straight for the first time since 1990. BIG NUMBERS, BIG LOSS: Western Kentucky quarterback J.J. Jewell threw for 357 yards and two TDs, and ran for 138 and three scores in a 59-45 loss to Central Florida. RETURN, RETURN, RETURN: Aaron Fix returned three punts for ; touchdowns in the first half, setting an NCAA Division I record to help Canisius to a 28-7 win over Siena. Fix finished with 200 yards in punt returns. INITIAL IMPRESSION: Scott Mutryn, a freshman making his first start, passed for a touchdown and set up another in just over two minutes in the first half to lead Boston College to a 21-9 win over Pittsburgh. BIG NUMBERS, PART II: New Mexico quarterback Stoney Case threw for six touchdowns in a 49-47 loss to Brigham Young.; Darin Hlnshaw threw five TD passes to lead Central Florida to a 59-45 victory over Western Kentucky; Dan Crowley threw a school-record five TD passes as Towson State routed Charleston Southern 51-0; ' Rob Glus passed for five touchdowns in Bucknell's 42-23 win over Harvard; Scott Satterfield threw two TD passes and ran for two more to lead Appalachian state to a 56-14 win over The Citadel; Matt Taylor ran for 227 yards and three touchdowns in Catholic's 36-34 win over Kings Point. 2 FOR DB: Richmond's defensive back Scott Burton scored two : touchdowns in a 23-11 win over Northeastern. Burton ran back an interception 34 yards and scored on a 62-yard run after recovering a " fumble. WHERE'S THE 50?: Charleston Southern was held to 179 total ; yards and did not cross midfield In a 51-0 loss to Towson State. .' SPECIAL, SPECIAL TEAMS: Ashaundi Smith returned the second-half kickoff 93 yards for a TD and Dorian Brew added an 81-yard punt return for a score as Kansas beat Alabama-Birmingham 72-0. The Jayhawks scored on a kickoff and a punt for the first time in the same game since 1966. FOR STARTERS: Robert Morris, playing its first season of football, improved to 4-0 with a 28-0 victory over Gannon. The Colonials are coached by former New York Jets head coach Joe Walton. ON THE HORIZON: Virginia Tech is 4-0 and ranked No. 14 in the 'country. But the upcoming schedule isn't pretty. It isn't exactly conducive to transforming the Hokies from another underdog to the ' nation's darlings. The Hokies play at Syracuse Oct. 1 and at Miami Oct. 29. If nothing else, Virginia Tech has established itself as the team most likely to challenge the Hurricanes for the Big East ; championship. J 1 mTmmm A miracle victory for Colorado; Hail Mary pass of 64 yards beats Michigan Associated Press ANN ARBOR, Mich. Move over, Doug Flutle and Gerard Phelan. Make way for Kordell Stewart and Michael Westbrook. In a miraculous play reminiscent of Flutle's famous Hall Mary pass In 1984, Westbrook made a diving 64-yard touchdown catch of a tipped toss from Stewart on the final play Saturday to give No. 7 Colorado a 27-26 victory over No. 4 Michigan. 1 With 6 seconds remaining, Stewart dropped back and heaved a long pass toward the Michigan goal line, where a group of players from both sides leaped for the ball. It was tipped Into the air and caught In the end zone by Westbrook, who grabbed it over the shoulder of Michigan's Ty Law. "They all jumped up and I just waited because I knew it was going to come back," said Westbrook, a native of nearby Detroit whose parents and high school coach were among the crowd of 106,427 at Michigan Stadium. "All three receivers were there. I just happened to be the one in the back. It was tipped, and there was no one else around. It was just me and the ball. AH I had to do was catch IL I have never had a feeling like this In my life." Michigan safety Chuck Winters got his hand on the ball first, but it was knocked away by Colorado receiver Blake Anderson. "I saw the ball the whole way," Winters said. "I was coming down with It In my hands, but their guy tipped it up. I did all I could do. I tried to knock the ball down, but It just bounced up." After Westbrook made the catch, Colorado players and fans stormed the field as the Michigan crowd sat in stunned silence. The pass brought back memories of Flutie's last-play, 48-yard pass to Phelan that gave Boston College a 47-45 victory over Miami In 1984. Colorado tried Its version of the Nebraska crashes Pacific, 70-21 Associated Press Backup quarterback Brook Ber-ringer, seeing extended duty against an outmanned opponent, threw for three touchdowns and ran for one as No. 2 Nebraska manhandled Pacific, 70-21, at Lincoln, Neb. The Cornhuskers (4-0) scored the TOP 25 first seven times they touched the ball. Quarterback Tommie Frazler played in only the first two possessions, driving the Huskers 61 yards in six plays to Damon Benning's 1-yard run, then handing off as Lawrence Phillips ran 74 yards for another score with six minutes gone. Coach Tom Osborne substituted liberally throughout and had his third- and fourth-string and scout squad players on the field most of the second half. The 49-0 halftlme lead by Nebraska tied a school record for most points In a half. Pacific (2-2), a Big West Conference member, picked up two third-quarter touchdowns from Joe Abdullah, on a 17-yard pass from Craig Whelihan and a 2-yard run. Florida St. 31, N. Carolina 18 At Tallahassee, Fla., Danny Ka-nell threw three touchdown passes and Warrick Dunn ran for 121 yards as No. 3 Florida State won its 20th straight Atlantic Coast Conference game. The Seminoles (4-0, 4-0 ACC) appeared to have built a safe 31-7 lead midway in the third period, but No. 13 North Carolina (2-1, 0-1) Instead took control at the line of scrimmage. The Tar Heels pulled to within 31-18 early in the fourth quarter and had good field position on two other possessions, but lost fumbles on successive drives Including one inside the Florida State 10. Penn State 55, Rutgers 27 At State College, Pa., Ki-Jana Carter ran for three touchdowns and Kerry Collins threw for two scores as No. 5 Penn State (4-0) continued to put up Impressive offensive numbers. Notre Dame 39, Purdue 21 At South Bend. Ind., No. 9 Notre Dame didn't need leading rusher Lee Becton as Randy Kinder and V J fifJn X'CflLOf)ll 'F U ASSOUAN O PHLSS Colorado's Michael Westbrook leaps over Michigan's Ty Law and teammate Rea Carruth to catch the 64-yard, game-winning Hail Mary pass. Hail Mary, known as "Rocket," on the last play of the first half, but It was intercepted by Winters in the end zone. The second time worked like magic. "It has to be one of the great wins of my career," said Stewart, who broke Colorado's career marks for TD passes and total offense. "The coach (Bill McCartney) called the play. I just heaved it up, and it worked." Michigan coach Gary Moeller was shocked by the incredible ending. "It's a sad way to lose a game," he said, "but nobody's supposed to give you a win. You have to earn it yourself, and you have to play every play." Michigan (2-1) took a 26-14 lead on Todd Collins' 65-yard pass to Amanl Toomer with 2:43 left In the F AKSOCIA1I )pnf ss Nebraska's Cory Schlesinger (40) runs for a touchdown past Pacific's Vince Bruno (92) and Ed Tatola (50). Ray Zellars each had career-best days, sparking the Irish (3-1) over Purdue (2-1). With a groin injury sidelining Becton for at least four weeks, Kinder gained a career-high 122 yards in the first half and finished with 143 and two touchdowns. Zellars had 156 yards on 14 carries, including a 62-yard touchdown run. Auburn 38, East Tennessee At Auburn, Ala., Stephen Davis rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and Frank Sanders caught a career-high eight passes in the first half as No. 10 Auburn (4-0) defeated Division I-AA East Tennessee State (3-1). Alabama 20, Tulane II At Birmingham, Ala., Sherman Williams rushed for a career-high 191 yards, but No. II Alabama still struggled to beat Tulane (1-3), needing a late field goal from Michael Proctor to seal the victory. Williams continued to be a one-man show on offense for the Crimson Tide (4-0), carrying the ball 31 times and accounting for nearly half of the team's 389 yards. Texas A&M 41, So. Miss. 17 At College Station, Texas, Lee-land McElroy highlighted a game of big plays with a 100-yard touchdown return of the opening kickoff, leading No. 12 Texas A&M over Southern Mississippi (2-2). The Aggies (3-0) won their 22nd straight at Kyle Field, the nation's longest current home winning streak after Washington beat Miami, 38-20, at the Orange Bowl on Saturday, ending the Hurricanes' record run at 58 straight Texas 34, Texas Christian 18 At Fort Worth, Texas, Lovell Pinkney returned from a two-game suspension and made a spectacular touchdown catch, igniting No. 15 Texas over Texas Christian. Wisconsin 62, Indiana 13 At Madison, Wis., Darrell Bevell rebounded from the worst half of his life with a perfect first half, triggering No. 16 Wisconsin's rout of No. 25 Indiana before a sellout of 77,745 at Camp Randall Stadium. Bevell completed all 13 of his first-half passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns as the Badgers raced to a 41-0 lead. Wisconsin (2-1) opened defense of its Big Ten co-championship by scoring on its first seven possessions and forcing punts the first 10 times the Hoosiers had the ball. Ohio St. 52, Houston 0 At Columbus, Ohio, Eddie George and Jermon Jackson sandwiched touchdown runs around a safety as 20th-ranked Ohio State (3-1) scored 16 points In a two-minute span of the first quarter. Miss. St. 24, Tennessee 21 At Starkville, Miss., Derrick Taite hit Kendall Watkins for a 2-yard touchdown on fourth down with 36 seconds left and Mississippi State beat No. 23 Tennessee, taking advantage of six Volunteers turnovers in the second half. Mississippi State (2-1, 1-1 SEC) was outgained, 464 yards to 294, but still left Tennessee (1-3, 1-2) with three September losses for the first time since the Vols started 0-6 in 1988. N.C St. 38, W. Carolina 13 At Raleigh, N.C. Brian Fitzgerald rushed for 114 yards and two first-quarter touchdowns and No. 24 North Carolina State used its defense to stymie Western Carolina (2-2). Fitzgerald, who carried 18 times In the first 100-yard game of his career, scored on runs of 4 and 2 yards as N.C State (3-0) grabbed a 14-0 lead 12 minutes into the game. third quarter, and there was no more scoring until Colorado (3-0) scored twice In the final 2: 1 6. After Rashaan Salaam's 1-yard TD run made it 26-21, the Buffaloes tried an onside kick that 'was recovered by Michigan. But the Buffaloes held the Wolverines and regained possession on their 15 with IS seconds left following a Michigan punt. Stewart hit Westbrook with a 21 -yard pass on the first play and then spiked the ball to stop the clock before lofting the last pass. "Words can't describe what I'm feeling right now," said McCartney, who was a Michigan assistant coach from 1974-81. "I feel like I had a sideline full of guys -that would not give up." Two Incidents during Michigan's final drive proved costly for the Wolverines. At one point, the officials added five seconds to the clock following a penalty just enough time to give Colorado .one extra play. Michigan also hurt itself with a false start penalty on third-and-2 from the Colorado 37 with under a minute left. The Wolverines came up 3 yards short on the next play and were forced to punt. Had the Wolverines not committed the penalty, the run would have given them a first down and allowed them to run out the clock. "This Is one of the most frustrating losses we've had," Moeller said. The ending overshadowed the return of Michigan star Tyrone Wheatley, who returned after missing the Wolverines' first two games with a shoulder injury and broke the school's career TD mark with a 5-yard run in the third quarter that put Michigan ahead, 17-14. "It was Just a good feeling to be back out there again," said the preseason Heisman Trophy favorite, who gained 50 yards on 17 carries. "I felt great My teammates had me pumped up and ready to come back." Stewart, the nation's second-ranked passer coming into the game, was 21 of 32 for 294 yards and two touchdowns. He also ran 20 times for 85 yards. His final throw to Westbrook traveled over 70 yards in the air. Huskies stun Miami Associated Press MIAMI The Washington Huskies did something Saturday that no team had done since 1 985. They beat the Miami Hurricanes in the Orange Bowl. Washington scored 22 points in the first five minutes of the second half and rallied past Miami, 38-20, ending the Hurricanes' NCAA record 58-game winning streak at home. "As you grow up, you recognize UM as one of the finest programs in the country," Washington fullback Richard Thomas said. "If you don't dream about playing here, you dream about beating them." The Huskies' onslaught began when Thomas caught a screen pass and turned it into a 75-yard score. Touchdowns on Russell Hairston's 34-yard interception return and Robert Sapp's fumble recovery quickly followed. I The sequence, which stunned a crowd of 62,663, erased Miami's 14-3 halftime lead and left the Huskies in command, 25-1 4. When the Hurricanes fell behind, they faded. Washington outscored them, 35-6, in the second half, ahd finished with a 12-minute advantage in time of possession. "I'm really sort of sick," Miami coach Dennis Erickson said. ; "At the end of the half, I thought we had control of the game. In the second half they dominated ;the game physically." ' No. 17 Washington, a two-touchdown underdog in the matchup of 1991 co-national champions, improved to 2-1. No. 6 Miami is also 2-1. "I feel great now, but I'm sure that 10 years from now I'll feel even better," said Washington's Damon Huard, who threw for;217 yards. "It's something I'll remember for the rest of my life." : " The Hurricanes' loss was their first at home since Sept. 7, 1985, when Florida beat them, 35-23. Current and former players Involved in the streak maintain a close relationship, and ex-Miami defensive lineman Mark Caesar was crying on the sideline after the game. "I'm ashamed," Miami receiver Chris T. Jones said. . '. Miami lost despite holding running back Napoleon Kaufman in check. The Huskies' senior tailback gained 80 yards in 28 carries and broke Joe Steele's school record for career rushing yards with 3,094, .

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