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6 - The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, September 19, 1994
Colorado buffaloes Wisconsin; Notre Dame slides by Michigan State

Associated Press
Fearing difficulty against the first
of three straight ranked opponents, the
Colorado Buffaloes didn't stumble.
They stampeded.
Rashaan Salaam ran for four touch-
downs and Colorado converted four
first-half interceptions into 17 points,
leading the seventh-ranked Buffaloes
to a 55-17 stomping of No. 10 Wiscon-
sin Saturday night.
"This is a tremendous way to open
up against three strong opponents,"
coach Bill McCartney said, referring to
games the next two weeks against No.
4 Michigan and No. 17 Texas. "One
down, two to go. We don't have to say
that this game puts us in the national
titlepicture, because our schedule gives
us a chance to prove it."
Kordell Stewart threw two TD
passes and accounted for 301 yards as
Colorado (2-0) posted its sixth straight
victory. Wisconsin (1-1) couldn't over-
come the early giveaways or Colorado's
big-play offense, trailing 27-10 at the
half and 48-17 after three quarters.
Salaam, who has seven touchdowns
in two games, finished with 85 yards on
26 carries.
The 55 points represented the most
Colorado has ever scored against a
ranked opponent and the most allowed
by Wisconsin since 1988.
"I'm still in shock over the score,"
Salaam said. "I really thought it was
going to be a tight game, but those
turnovers made the difference early.
Michigan was watching this game and
probably got pumped up."
Stewart called it "the best we have
ever performed" and said "if our of-
ferise is focused and concentrating, we
can do anything we want."
"We were beaten very soundly in
every phase of the game by an out-
standing football team," Wisconsin
coach Barry Alvarez said. "We were
taken right out of our game plan by
some early turnovers.
"I said before the game that the one
thing that made Colorado special was
their quarterback. We'll see teams
with good running backs and receivers,

but I doubt that we have anyone on our
schedule with as good a quarterback."
The Buffs scored on five of their
first six possessions in the first half.
No.9 Notre Dame 21, Michigan
St. 20
Ron Powlus shrugged off a shaky
first half Saturday, bringing No.8 Notre
Dame from a 20-7 halftime deficit to a
21-20 victory over Michigan State.
It was the 16th consecutive road
victory for Notre Dame (2-1), breaking
the school record of 15 set in 1929-31.
Knute Rockne's 1929 team played and
won all nine of its games on the road
while Notre Dame Stadium was being
man, completed just 10-of-30 passes
for 161 yards with four interceptions,
but he was on target when he had to be
in the second half.
His 13-yard pass to Mike Miller
from a third-and-nine situation kept a
Fighting Irish drive alive early in the
third quarter. Two plays later Lee
Becton broke at least four tackles on a
37-yard touchdown run that closed the
gap to 20-14.
Late in the third quarter, the Irish
launched an 84-yard, 10-play drive for
the go-ahead touchdown which came
on a 15-yard TD flip from Powlus to
Robert Farmer with 12:12 left in the
fourth quarter.
Michigan State (0-2) came up with
two more interceptions after that, but
the Irish defense countered by sacking
Spartans' quarterback Tony Banks
three more times.
Banks, a junior college transfer
making his second start, completed 15-
of-27 for 190 yards without an inter-
Powlus tossed a 29-yard TD pass to
Derrick Mayes in the second quarter.
Mill Coleman scored on a 30-yard
run, Banks on a 3-yard run, and Chris
Gardner kicked field goals of 31 and
24 yards for Michigan State.
The Irish, who lost three fumbles
in a 26-24 loss to Michigan last week,
turned the ball over three times in the
first half alone against Michigan State.

The Spartans converted all three
misplays into scores.
Early in the first quarter, Miller
called for a fair catch on a Michigan
State punt. But the ball bounced out of
his arms and was recovered at the Irish
20 yard line by the Spartans' Shon
Four snaps later, Gardner gave the
Spartans a 3-0 lead.
Banks hooked up with NigeaCarter
on a47-yard pass late in the quarterthat
keyed an 80-yard, four-play drive that
ended with Coleman's touchdown on
an end-around. Coleman took the
handoff from tailback Duane
Goulbourne and swept around left end
for the score on the first snap of the
second quarter.
Notre Dame closed to 10-7 on the
scoring pass to Mayes on its next pos-
session. Powlus connected on 3-of-4
for 55 yards in the 72-yard, five-play
Then things fell apart for the Irish.
Powlus was picked off by Robert
Shurelds at the Michigan State 29. The
Spartans, aided by apass interference
penalty in the end zone, put together a
14-play drive that ended with Banks
rolling left for the TD and a 17-7 lead.
Another interception, by Michigan
State's Demetrice Martin, gave the
Spartans the ball at their 38 late in the
half. Ten plays later, with 15 seconds
remaining, Gardner kicked his 24-
yarder for a 20-7 halftime lead.
No.6 Penn St. 61, Iowa 21
Mike Archie scored three touch-
downs in the first 16 minutes, and No.
6 Penn State blew out its third straight
opponent with a 61-21 drubbing of
Iowa Saturday.
The Nittany Lions (3-0 overall, 2-
0Big Ten) took advantage ofa blocked
punt, an interception, a fumble and a
porous Iowa defense to build a 42-0
lead, scoring their sixth TD only 37
seconds into the second quarter when
Archie got his third on a 4-yard run.
Iowa (2-1, 0-1) didn't stop Penn
State until coach Joe Paterno pulled
starting quarterback Kerry Collins with
11:05 left in the first half.

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Wisconsin's Terrell Fletcher gets stuffed by the Colorado defense in last night's intersectional clash in Boulder.

No.24 Ohio St. 27, Pittsburgh 3
Ohio State's defense held Pittsburgh
- which had a rusher gain more than
200 yards in each of its first two games
- to 103 yards rushing Saturday as the
Buckeyes rolled to a 27-3 victory.
Ohio State (2-1)racked up 512 yards
of total offense but also had five turn-
overs. Pitt (1-2) was limited to 242 net
Buckeyedefensive end Mike Vrabel
had four tackles for losses including
two sacks. He had another tackle for a
loss, which would have tied the Ohio
State single-game record, but it was
disallowed by a penalty.
Illinois 34, N. Illinois 10
Johnny Johnson,relegated to No.2
quarterback after a season-opening loss,
passed for two touchdowns Saturday
and Illinois pulled away in the second
half to beat Northern Illinois 34-10.
Johnson, who completed 15-of-20
passes for 222 yards, entered the game
in the second quarter after starter Scott
Weaver threw two interceptions.
Johnson immediately directed the I-
lini (2-1) on a 69-yard drive, aided by
a third-down pass interference call.
Northern Illinois (0-3) closed to 14-
10 with 31 seconds left in the first half
on a 31-yard field goal by Lance
Illinois, which had 463 total yards,
got field goals of 36 and 47 yards
from Chris Richardson to make it 20-
10. Then with 7:22 left, Johnson rolled
out and hit tight end Matt Cushing
with a 15-yard score.
Three minutes later, after a 10-yard

Northern punt, Robert Holcombe
sprinted in for a 20-yard touchdown.
Purdue 49, Ball St. 21
Mike Alstott rushed for 156 yards
and four touchdowns and Corey Rogers
carried for 124 yards Saturday as Pur-
due beat Ball State, 49-21.
It was the first time since 1983 that
Purdue had two 100-yard rushers in
one game, and it gave the Boilermakers
their first 2-0 start since 1978.
The Boilermakers survived turn-
overs on their first three possessions,
then dominated the Cardinals (0-2) with
their most productive rushing perfor-
mance since 1983.
Northwestern 14, Air Force 10
Cornerback Chris Martin ran 96
yards with a fumble with 12 minutes to
play and Northwestern beat Air Force
14-10 to end a 10-game victory drought.
Martin's dramatic touchdown with
12:12 left in the game stopped what
looked like a sure touchdown drive by
Air Force. Leading 10-7, the Falcons
took possession of the ball on a fumble
by Northwestern quarterback Steve
Schnur on the Wildcats' 15-yard line
and had advanced it to the 2-yard line in
two quick plays.
But tackle Joe Reiff hit Falcons'
halfback Jake Campbell on a dive near
the goal line and the ball popped out to
the 4 where Martin scooped it up and
ran, escorted by ahandful of Wildcats,
for the winning touchdown.
Minnesota 40, San Diego St. 17
Chris Darkins, sidelined against San
Diego State last year by what he felt
was a cheap shot, got revenge by rush-

ing for 155 yards and a touchdown in
leading Minnesota to a 40-17 victory
over the Aztecs.
Tim Schade, mostly a reserve after
playing poorly against in the Gophers'
48-17 loss to San Diego State (2-1) last
season, passed for 213 yards in
outplaying heralded Aztecs quarter-
back Tim Gutierrez.
Minnesota (2-1) also got touch-
downs from its defense and. special
teams, a school record-tying four field
goals forthe second straight game from
Mike Chalberg and 10 receptions from
Chuck Rios.
Indiana 59, Kentucky 29
Redshirt freshman Alex Smith ran
for 221 yards and two touchdowns as
Indiana amassed a school-record 650
yards in overwhelming Kentucky, 59-
Smith, who had touchdown runs of
63 and nine yards among his 19 carries,
topped the 213 yards by LSU's Haryey
Williams in 1990 for the most rushing
yards against a Kentucky team. He also
broke the Big Ten freshman rushing
mark of 207 yards set by Indiana's
Anthony Thompson against Wiscon-
sin in 1986.
Jermaine-Chaney rushed 17 times
for a career-high 167 yards and Brett
Law picked up 97 yards on 13 carries as
Indiana rolled up a school-record 564
yards on the ground.
Kentucky (1-2), which was routed
73-7by No.1Floridalast weekend, was
just as helpless as Indiana (3-0) scored
touchdowns on its first five possessions
in building a 35-10 lead at the half.

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