The San Francisco Examiner from San Francisco, California on September 25, 1994 · 59
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A ifrtion d ih. Sm Fiwiko SuwUy Kami, UK1 CWJ, SAN FRANCISCO EXAMINER Sunday. Stplemtf 23, 1994 D-5 Was hingSfflin mis Second-half blitz dooms Hurricanes By Dick Weiu NEW YORK DAIV NEWS MIAMI It started back in 1985. It finally ended here Saturday when Washington upset sixth-' ranked Miami, 38-20, to puncture the Hurricanes' aura of invincibility at the Orange Bowl. Miami, which had won 58 straight games on its home turf, must now pick up the debris from this loss that has all but eliminated it from the already crowded national championship picture. "It was the whammy in Miami," PAC-10 Wash. earns big shutout Sack-happy Cougars dominate listless UCLA ASSOCIATED PRESS PASADENA Washington State's offense Saturday consisted mostly of one drive, an 85-yard march to a touchdown in the first quarter. With the Cougars' defense, that was plenty. No. 22 Washington State, which hasn't allowed a touchdown in 1994, handed 18th-ranked UCLA its second shutout in 23 years, downing the Bruins, 21-0, in the Pacific-10 opener for both teams. The Cougars' other touchdowns came after a punt block and an interception return put them in close scoring range. Their defenders, No. 1 nationally against the run and No. 9 in total defense, showed why. Dewayne Patterson had four of the Cougars' six sacks and they held the Bruins to 226 yards, including 69 yards on the ground in 31 rushes. "Nothing our defense does surprises me," said coach Mike Price of Washington State (3-0, 1-0 Pac-10), which had seven starters back from a defense that was eighth nationally in total defense and second against the run last year. UCLA receiver J J. Stokes, an All-American last season, played for the first time since bruising his left thigh in the Bruins' opener Sept. 3. He caught one pass for 13 yards but left in the third quarter when the thigh stiffened up. UCLA (2-2, 0-1) hadn't been shut out since losing to Arizona State, 20-0, in 1992. USC 37, Baylor 27: Shawn Walters gained a career-high 207 yards on 31 carries and scored three touchdowns, and Rob Johnson completed 27 of 39 passes for 364 yards and a TD as the No. 19 Trojans beat the visiting Bears. Southern Cal (2-1) was playing its first game since losing, 38-14, to No. 5 Penn State two weeks earlier. Baylor (3-1) was facing a ranked, team for the first time. Although they rolled up 583 yards, the Trojans led by only seven points until Cole Ford kicked his third field goal of the game, a 26-yarder with 10:26 remaining. Jeff Kopp's first career interception and 41 -yard return to the Baylor 22 set up the kick. Israel Ifeanyi intercepted another pass by Jeff Watson less than a minute later, setting up a 1-yard run by Walters with 5:32 left that made it 37-20. A 7-yard run by Watson with 1:56 remaining completed the scoring. Oregon 40, Iowa 18: Ricky Whittle rushed for three touchdowns in the first half and Oregon took advantage of repeated Iowa mistakes to beat the Hawkeyes in the first visit by a Big Ten team to Eugene, Ore., in 14 years. The Ducks (2-2) outscored Iowa, 20-0, in the second quarter for a 27-12 halftime lead, then mounted long touchdown drives on their first two second-half possessions. The Hawkeyes (2-2), coming off a 61-21 loss to Penn State, had a 421-279 advantage in yardage but their turnovers, penalties and dropped passes helped Oregon snap a five-jame losing streak - against Division I-A opponents. Washington tackle Robert Sapp said. "We knew Miami was a great team, and we . knew the streak was on the line. This was our bowl Saturday'! tew game." It certainly appeared that way.. The 3,000 Washington fans who made the trip whooped it up in the stands behind the visiting bench, drowning out the rest of the stunned crowd of 62,663. The Washington players, after gathering at the 50-yard line for a post-game prayer, stormed into the locker room, shouting things like, "It's our streak now," and "58-1." This is one of the few chances it m t i r Pacific punter Roger Fleenorgoes after MIDWEST I r I ivll gwI$ in Wisconsin's Badgers QB comes back after fiasco to rout Indiana ASSOCIATED PRESS MADISON, Wis. - Darrell Be-vell's getting good at making amends. The Wisconsin quarterback rebounded from the worst half of his life with a perfect first half Saturday, triggering No. 16 Wisconsin's 62-13 rout of No. 25 Indiana before a sellout of 77,745 at Camp Randall Stadium. Bevell threw four first-half interceptions in a 55-17 loss at No. 7 Colorado last week. On Saturday, he completed all 13 of his first-half passes for 184 yards and three touchdowns as the Badgers raced to a 41-0 lead. Last season, Bevell threw five interceptions at Minnesota in Wisconsin's only loss of the season. A week later, he led the Badgers to a 13-10 upset of Michigan, then went on to become the only quarterback in school history to direct a Rose Bowl championship. Bevell said he wasn't thinking about last year or even last week. "I didn't really use that to help me for this week," Bevell said. "I just know I'm the quarterback of this team and I know what I've done for this team in the past." Wisconsin (2-1, 1-0 Big Ten) opened defense of its Big Ten co-championship by scoring its most points ever in a Big Ten game. The Badgers scored on their first seven possessions and forced Indiana (3-1, 0-1) to punt the first 10 times they had the ball. Wisconsin's Terrell Fletcher rushed for 146 yards and two TDs on 10 carries and Brent Moss rushed 25 times for 110 yards and two scores, the 14th straight game ' he has gone over 100 yards. j Notre Dame 39, Purdue 21: Ninth-ranked Notre Dame didn't need leading rusher Lee Becton as Randy Kinder and Ray Zellars each had career-best days, sparking the Irish over Purdue at Miami 7 the 17th-ranked Huskies (2-1), who are in their second year of NCAA probation, will get a chance to celebrate. "It's certainly my biggest win ever," Washington coach Jim Lambright said. "I'm really sort of sick," Miami coach Dennis Erickson said. "I've never been around a game like that, what happened in the second half. "At the end of the half, I thought we had control of the game. In the second half they dominated the game physically." The Hurricanes (2-1) dominated the first half and took a 14-3 lead when quarterback Frank Costa launched a 49-yard touchdown bomb to redshirt freshman Yatil if : ' ' K a blocked punt with Nebraska's Barron Miles in hot pursuit. c W L T Pet. Penn State 2 0 0 1.000 Wisconsin 1 0 0 1.000 Illinois 0 0 0 00 Michigan 0 0 0 .000 Michigan St. 0 0 0 .000 Northwestern 0 0 0 .000 Ohio State 0 0 0 .000 Purdue 0 0 0 .000 Indiana 0 1 0 .000 Iowa 0 1 0 .000 Minnesota () i 6" W0 South Bend, Ind. 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. They led a ground game that accumulated 428 yards on 54 carries, the most by the Irish since gaining 467 against Purdue two years ago. The run by Zellars put Notre Dame (3-1) ahead, 32-7, late in the third quarter. Purdue (2-1) fell behind, 39-7, in the final quarter before driving for two touchdowns in the final minutes by Corey Rogers, on a 1-yard run and a 5-yard pass reception. BAY AREA UC-Davis hands St. Mary's first loss FROM EXAMINER STAFF AND WIRE REPORTS DAVIS - Senior tailback Mike Ichiyama scored twice Saturday night and UC-Davis handed St. Mary's its first loss of the season, 13-0. Ichiyama had 17 carries for 70 yards. He culminated a nine-play, 47-yard drive on a 5-yard run with 8:42 left in the first quarter that gave the Aggies a 7-0 lead. Ichiyama added a 4-yard run with 41 seconds left in the first half that produced the final score. s mmm mm Green with 13 seconds remaining in the half, then hit wide receiver Jammi German with a two-point conversion. But the Huskies, who had scored only six points in the second halves of their previous two games, stormed back when fullback Richard Thomas transformed a short pass from Damon Huard into a 75-yard touchdown on the first possession of the third quarter, and Huard hit wide receiver Dave Jan-oski with a two-point conversion to cut the lead to 14-11. The Huskies struck again seconds later, when cornerback Russell Hairston intercepted a pass - from Costa intended for German, y' M4r if f ! ''0 i AP BUZZ ORR Ohio State 52, Houston 0: Eddie George and Jermon Jackson sandwiched touchdown runs around a safety as 20th-ranked Ohio State scored 16 points in a two-minute span of the first quarter on the way to a rout of Houston in Columbus, Ohio. George finished with 105 yards on 11 carries, his fourth straight game with more than 100 yards rushing, and Jackson scored the first three touchdowns of his college career for Ohio State (3-1). Houston (0-4) was shut out for the second game in a row for the first time since 1965. Michigan State 45, Miami (Ohio) 10: Tony Banks threw touchdown passes of 10 and 38 yards as host Michigan State pounded Miami of Ohio to claim its first victory. Seven Spartans scored including cornerback Brian Echols, who returned a blocked punt 25 yards for a TD as Michigan State pushed its record to 1-2. Miami of Ohio (0-3-1) held the Spartans to only three points in the first period, a 37-yard field goal from Chris Gardner. But Michigan State racked up 28 points in the second quarter as it rolled to a 31-7 halftime lead. Banks, a junior college transfer starting his third game, got both of his TD passes in that period. UC-Davis (1-2), which recorded its first shutout since Oct. 1, 1988, when it blanked San Francisco State, 35-0, limited St. Mary's (3-1) to 144 yards of total offense. St. Mary's freshman quarterback Sean Laird, making his first collegiate start in place of suspended Coley Connelly, was 7-of-21 for 44 yards. He threw one interception and was sacked five times. Freshman tailback Ed Williams had his second consecutive 100-yard game for the Gaels, gaining e win and streaked 34 yards down the left sideline for a touchdown. The collapse continued when German fumbled the ensuing kick-off and Huskies cornerback Tony Parrish recovered on the Miami 19. Six plays later, Washington increased its lead to 25-14 when Huard bulled his way seven yards to the 2, fumbled, and saw Robert Sapp recover in the end zone. The Hurricanes' defense held Washington's Heisman hopeful, Napoleon Kaufman, to 80 yards on 28 carries, but the Huskies still locked the game up by grinding out 40 yards in 13 plays to set up a 42-yard field goal by John Wales that gave them a 31-20 lead with WEST Inluskers even throw EtitcEien sink at W? Nebraska coach uses everybody but the band in rout ASSOCIATED PRESS LINCOLN, Neb. - Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier didn't mind not getting much playing time this week. There are other weeks hell want to be in there in the near future. "Coach (Tom) Osborne told me they didn't want to play me very much," the junior star said after No. 2 Nebraska romped over Pacific, 70-21, Saturday. "I guess 14 points was enough. That's fine with me." Osborne substituted liberally throughout and had his third- and fourth-string and scout squad players on the field most of the second Kansas 72, Alabama-Birmingham 0: Ashaundi Smith returned the second-half kickoff 93 yards for a touchdown and Dorian Brew added a score on an 81-yard punt return for host Kansas. Alabama-Birmingham (1-3), playing its first game ever against a Division I-A team, was able to move the ball at times, but committed three turnovers in the first half that Kansas (3-1) converted into touchdowns and a 24-0 lead. Rice 28, Iowa State 18: Byron Coston set up Josh LaRocca's touchdown with an 87-yard run and LaRocca passed for two scores as visiting Rice won a battle of winless teams. Rice (1-2) won for the first time under coach Ken Hatfield and sent Iowa State to its first 0-4 start since 1987. Iowa State made it respectable only by scoring two late touchdowns after trailing, 28-3, early in the fourth quarter. Kansas State 35, Minnesota 0: J.J. Smith rushed for 137 yards and Chad May threw three touchdown passes as host Kansas State routed mistake-prone Minnesota. The Wildcats (3-0), in front of a near-sellout crowd of over 40,000, beat an unranked foe at home for the 23rd straight time and made it two straight over the Gophers (2-2), who lost to Kansas State, 30-25, in the Metrodome last September. 102 yards on 26 carries. St. Mary's top two runners, Mike Jones and Bonner Cunnings, were out with injuries. UC-Davis quarterback Mark Grieb completed 15 of 30 passes for 151 yards, but had two passes intercepted. West New Mexico St 35, San Francisco St 19: Scott Anderson, a sophomore from San Diego, returned the opening kickoff 100 yards for the Gators, a feat lost in West New Mexico State's romp at Silver City, N.M. blowout s 6:58 to play. Miami settled for a pair of Dane Prewitt field goals in the second half and went scoreless in the final 13:46. "This is my senior year," Costa said. "I was hoping to go 12-0. Now, I know that's not going to happen. I remember back in 1989, we lost to Florida State in the middle of the year and went on to win the national championship. Our season isn't over yet" "I'm ashamed," Miami wide receiver Chris T. Jones said. "I have to look the former guys in the eye, look my coaches in the eye. My class is the one who lost the streak. I got to live with that." half against the visitors from Stockton. "I think we got them all in today," Osborne said. "Should be . about 110 players. Well never have more play than we did today." Frazier sustained a leg bruise in last week's 49-21 win over UCLA and missed a day of practice early in the week. Backup quarterback Brook Ber-ringer, seeing extended duty against an outmanned opponent, threw for three touchdowns and ran for one. The Cornhuskers (4-0) scored the first seven times they touched the ball. Fullback Cory Schlesinger ran for 8 yards and 39 yards to put the Huskers up, 28-0, in the first period over the Tigers (2-2). Berringer then took over with a 6-yard touchdown run, followed by scoring passes of 15 yards to Cles-ter Johnson, 46 yards to Eric Al-ford and 18 yards to Abdul Muhammad. "I told my kids after the game that I've coached against teams that went to the Rose Bowl, that won the Big Eight, the Pac-10 . . . and this is the best football team I've coached against," Pacific coach Chuck Shelton said. The 49-0 halftime lead by Nebraska tied a school record for most points in a half. The Huskers also scored 49 in a 63-42 win over Oklahoma State in 1988. BYU 49, New Mexico 47: Ja- mal Willis ran for 204 yards and two touchdowns as host Brigham Young's vaunted passing attack took a rare back seat to give coach LaVell Edwards his 200th win. Willis scored from 2 and 39 yards out, while another Cougars running back, Hema Heimuli, had scoring runs of 4 and 7 yards to go with a 31-yard TD reception. Edwards improved to 200-74-3 in his 23rd season with BYU (3-1, 3-1 Western Athletic Conference). He joins just 13 other coaches at the 200-win milestone. Utah 41, Wyoming 7: At Salt Lake City, Utah's Mike McCoy threw for five touchdowns, tying his career best performance, as the Utes remained undefeated. Meantime, Utah (4-0, 1-0 WAC) held Cowboys rushing phenomenon Ryan Christopherson to just 61 yards on 21 carries. He had been ranked second nationally averaging 182 yards per game on the ground. New Mexico St 24, Arkansas St. 17: Quarterback Cody Ledbet-ter threw a 9-yard scoring pass to flanker Lucious Davis with 1:40 left to give New Mexico State a Big West Conference win over visiting Arkansas State. New Mexico State, which opened the season with losses to No. 1 ranked Florida and No. 8 Arizona, is now 2-2 and 1-0 in the Big West. Arkansas State is 1-3 and 0-2. Colorado State 19, San Diego State 17: Anthoney Hill ran for one touchdown and passed for one and unbeaten Colorado State (4-0, 3-0 WAC) converted two turnovers into scores late in the third quarter to beat visiting San Diego State (2-2,0-1). Nevada 34, Northeast Louisiana 22: Marcellus Chrishon rar for 185 yards and Mike Maxwel threw for two touchdowns to lea' host Nevada (3-1) to a victory ove winless Northeast Louisiana (0 4' ' -)

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