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Page 8 -The Michigan Daily- Sports Monday - January 27, 1992
Washington commands Buffalo, 37-24 . d tgtil

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - The
no-names on Washington's defense
were too much Sunday for Buffalo's
no-huddle offense.
The Redskins won their third
Super Bowl in 10 years, 37-24,
putting the game away with 24
straight points after a scoreless first
period in which they blew two
touchdown chances.
The Bills, one-point losers to the
New York Giants in the Super Bowl
a year ago, never were in this one,
although they made it closer with
two touchdowns late in the fourth
quarter.
This Washington win was as
much the work of obscure defenders
like Kurt Gouveia, Brad Edwards,
Fred Stokes, Jason Buck, Alvoid
Mays and Andre Collins as any of
the team's stars.
Sure, MVP Mark Rypien threw
for 292 yards and two touchdowns
as Washington ran the NFC's streak
in the NFL's marquee game to eight
straight.
Sure, the "Posse" - receivers
Art Monk, Gary Clark and Ricky
Sanders - led a 17-point explosion
in 5 minutes, 45 seconds of the the
second quarter after a scoreless first
period. That surge saw the Redskins
use the no-huddle offense them-
selves in a modified reprise of their

record 35-point second quarter in
their Super Bowl rout of Denver four
years ago.
And sure, Rypien hit Clark with a
30-yard TD pass with 1:24 left in the
third quarter after Buffalo had cut a
24-0 lead to 24-10.
But just as important was the
work of a blitzing defense that shut
down the NFL's most explosive of-
fense until the Redskins had that
lead.
It sacked Jim Kelly five times,
got four interceptions - two by
Edwards, one of five Plan B free
agents who start on defensive coor-
dinator Richie Petitbon's unit. It also
forced a fumble in helping coach Joe
Gibbs to his third Super Bowl win,
tied with San Francisco's Bill Walsh
and one behind Pittsburgh's Chuck
Noll on the all-time list.
It held Thurman Thomas, the
league's MVP this year, to just 10
yards in eight carries through the
first three quarters, limiting the
league's leading running game to
just 15 yards over that period and
without a rushing first down until
midway through the third.
And it set up 13 second-half
points that helped put away the
game.
One defensive key came on the
first play of the second half when

Gouveia returned an interception
forced by Collins' blitz to the 1. That
set up Gerald Riggs' second 1-yard
TD run for a 24-0 lead.
The next came when Mays
sacked Kelly, forcing a fumble that
was recovered by Stokes. That set up
Chip Lohmiller's 25-yard field goal
that made it 34-10 six seconds into
the fourth quarter. And the third was
Edwards' second interception, tipped
to him by Martin Mayhew and re-
turned 35 yards. That set up
Lohmiller's 39-yard field goal for
37-10.
That more than made up for
Buffalo's one quick offensive spurt
- a run of 10 points that followed
the Gouveia-Riggs touchdown.
And even then the defense con-
tributed, stopping the Bills at the 3-
yard-line and forcing them to settle
for Scott Norwood's 21-yard field
goal that made it 24-3.
Then Thomas capped an 55-yard
TD drive with a 1-yard run. The
score was set up by a 29-yard pass
interference call.
The game got off to a bizarre
start and continued that way through
the first quarter.
First, Buffalo's Brad Daluiso was
forced to kick off twice because his
first was ruled an "inadvertent kick-
off" because referee Jerry Markbreit

was out of position. And, Thomas
missed the Bills' first two offensive
plays because he couldn't find his
helmet under the Buffalo bench.
Washington then blew two scor-
ing chances.
Rypien hit Monk in the back of
the end zone, but replay official Cal
Lepore overturned the TD because
Monk's foot was on the rear line. It
was the first touchdown reversed by
replay in Super Bowl history.
Lohmiller came in for a 19-yard
field goal attempt, but the snap was
mishandled.
But Buffalo was going nowhere.
Even though the Bills got good
field position early, they didn't get
into the Redskins' territory until
3:10 remained in the half. That
drive, typically, was aborted by an
11-yard sack by Buck.
Beebe also dropped a pass in the
end zone in the third quarter drive.
Washington finally made it 3-0
1:58 into the second quarter on
Lohmiller's 34-yarder.
The Skins got the ball right back
after a 23-yard punt by Chris Mohr
and finally took it to the end zone,
going to the no-huddle and driving
51 yards on five plays. Rypien hit
Byner in the flat, he caught it at the 7
and dove into the end zone.

Michigan women's fencer Jamison Hobson competes in Saturday's
tournament in the Sports Coliseum. The Wolverines split four matches.
Improved fencers split

weekend matches,

2-2

by Greg Richardson
Pip had "Great Expectations" in
Dickens' classic novel. So did the
Michigan fencing team for last
Saturday's tournament.
As expected, the Wolverines de-
feated Case Western Reserve and
Tri-State, 30-13 and 27-16, respec-
tively. However, they lost a tight
match to Cleveland State, 23-20, and
were whipped by powerhouse Ohio
State, 36-7.
In sabre competition, the Wol-

verines beat Case Western handily,
but came up short against Cleveland
State.
Michigan foilist Phil Issa carved
up his competition for a 9-2 record.
Scott Aversano got off to a blaz-
ing start at epee for the Wolverines,
winning his first six matches before
ending with an 8-4 record.
The Michigan women defeated
Case Western, 12-4, and barely lost
to Cleveland State. Laura Eilers had
the best record at 11-5.

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