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November 23, 1998 - SportsMonday - The Michigan Daily - 58

"This is the most important win
we've had in a long time."
- Ohio State coach John Cooper
on the victory over Michigan.


By the way ...
Ohio State's David Boston's 217 yards
receiving was the most ever against a
Michigan team.
Boston broke the previous record set by
Northwestern's John Harvey (208). Boston
is also the only Buckeye to have caught 70
passes in a season and has 74 in 1998.


Ohio State 31
Michigan 16

Tennessee dismantles Kentucky;
Kansas State, UCLA keep pace

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tee
Martin passed for one touchdown and
for another and Shawn Bryson ran
two scores, including a 58-yarder in
a 24-point second period, as No. I
Tennessee overwhelmed emotionally-
drained Kentucky 59-21 at Neyland
The Vols (7-0 SEC, 10-0 overall)
should remain in the top spot in the BCS
standings that will determine which two
teams play for the national champi-
onship in the Fiesta Bowl. Tennessee can
nplete a perfect season with a win
next Saturday at Vanderbilt and a victo-
ry in the SEC title game on Dec. 5
against either Arkansas or Mississippi
"We said after the Florida game, it's
not just the win but what we do after the
win,' Vols coach Phillip Fulmer said,
referring to the 20-17 overtime win over
the Gators on Sept. 19. "And we've got-
ten it done."
Tennessee hasn't had an undefeated
*m since 1956, or a team that's this
close to being in the national champi-
onship mix since 1951.
"We're excited about being a part of
all of that;' Fulmer added.
Kentucky (4-4, 7-4), playing for the
first time since last week's truck crash
that killed two men, including one play-
er, and severely injured another player,
was unable generate any offense in the
ft half as Tennessee scored on seven
secutive possessions to take a 38-7
halftime lead.
"I could tell you after the first few
series - we were flat," Wildcats coach
Hal Mumme said. "You could just see it

in their eyes. The truth of the matter is
you can't go play against great athletes
as a basically emotionless team."
Tim Couch, a pallbearer at his friend
Scott Brock's funeral on Wednesday,
was 35-of-56 for 337 yards and two TDs
for Kentucky.
No. 2 Kansas State 31, No. 19
Missouri 25: The second-ranked
Wildcats (8-0 Big 12, 11-0 overall), who
are one spot behind UCLA in the BCS
standings, got one touchdown pass and
one TD run from Michael Bishop to
complete the first undefeated regular
season in school history with a 31-25
win at No. 19 Missouri.
"I can't tell you whether we're the
No. I team in the nation or the No. 2
team,' Kansas State coach Bill Snyder
said. "I haven't watched Tennessee play.
I haven't watched UCLA play."
Missouri (5-3, 7-4) has lost 35
straight games to Top 10 opponents over
the last 17 years and has lost six straight
to Kansas State, but made this one close.
Missouri was at the Kansas State 42
when Corby Jones overthrew John
Dausman at the 10 with 1:19 to go.-
No. 3 UCLA 34, Southern
California 17: The third-ranked Bruins
(8-0 Pac 10, 10-0 overall) beat error-
prone Southern California (5-3, 74) 34-
17 to win their 20th straight game
behind 109 yards rushing and four
touchdowns from DeShaun Foster.
"Our team's good enough to win 20
games in a row, our team's good enough
to win the Pac-10 championship, our
team's good enough to compete with
anyone in the country," coach Bob
Toledo said. "If we beat Miami, we

should go to the Fiesta Bowl. That's my
Mississippi State 22, No. 9
Arkansas 21: Brian Hazelwood kicked
a 27-yard field goal with seven seconds
left as Mississippi State upset No. 9
Arkansas, 22-21, to take control of the
SEC West race.
Mississippi State (5-2 SEC, 7-3 over-
all) wins the SEC West title if it can win
at Mississippi on Thursday night, or if
Arkansas (5-2, 8-2) losses at Louisiana
State the following day.
No. 10 Notre Dame 39,
Jackson passed for 276 yards, ran for 80
more and engineered the winning touch-
down drive as No. 10 Notre Dame (9-1)
beat Lousiana State (2-5 SEC, 4-6) to
keep alive its hopes for a BCS appear-
No. 12 Tulane 48, Houston 20:
Shaun King threw a career-high five
touchdown passes as No. 12 Tulane
remained unbeaten and won the
Conference USA championship. The
Green Wave (6-0 Conference USA, 10-
0 overall) accepted the automatic bid to
the Liberty Bowl if they are not invited
to the BCS.
No. 14 Georgia 24, Mississippi 17:
Olandis Gary ran for 132 yards and two
touchdowns, and No. 14 Georgia (6-2
SEC, 8-2 overall) stopped Mississippi
(4-4, 5-3) twice at the 1-yard line.
Oregon St. 44, No. 15 Oregon 41,
20T: Ken Simonton ran for a 16-yard
touchdown in the second overtime to
stun No. 15 Oregon (5-3 Pac-10, 8-3
overall) in one of the wildest of the 102
Civil War games.

UCLA maintained its case for a shot at the National title Saturday by routing
Southern Cal, 34-17.

Simonton, who had 157 yards rush-
ing and four touchdowns, broke through
the line on second-and-1, ran right and
barely made it into the end zone, and the
crowd stormed the field for the second
time of the game.
The Beavers (2-6, 5-6) thought they
won in the first overtime, when
Simonton scored his third touchdown
and they appeared to stop Oregon on
downs. Thousands of fans stormed the
field, but a flag was thrown for pass

interference giving the Ducks a first
down. Four plays later Oregon tied the
No. 20 Air Force 22, Rice 16: Mike
Tyler returned an interception 26 yards
for a touchdown with 8:23 remaining, as
the Falcons claimed a berth in the WAC
championship game.
No. 20 Air Force (10-1, 7-1 WAC)
clinched the WAC's Mountain Division
title and will meet Pacific champion
Brigham Young for the league title on

Wisconsin smelling roses;
'Noles rumble past Gators

MADISON (AP) - So much for a cupcake
schedule. So much for losing at Michigan and not
playing Ohio State.
The Wisconsin Badgers are making travel
plans for the Rose Bowl.
The 13th-ranked Badgers rode remarkable spe-
cial teams play and a stout defense to a 24-3 vic-
tory over No. 16 Penn State on Saturday, hours
after No. 7 Ohio State beat No. I11 Michigan 31-
That left the Buckeyes, Wolverines and
Badgers all at 7-1 in the Big Ten, and Wisconsin
(10-1) won the tiebreaker, all but guaranteeing
the Badgers another trip to Pasadena, where they
beat UCLA in the 1994 Rose Bowl.
The only snag could be if the Buckeyes mirac-
ulously climb back into one of the top two spots
in the Bowl Championship Series ratings and get
a shot at the national title.
In that case, the Rose Bowl would not be con-
tractually bound to take Wisconsin as co-champi-
on and could select an at-large team. But the pre-
vailing sentiment from Big Ten commissioner
Jim Delany is the bowl committee would take the
Badgers even under those circumstances.
Coach Barry Alvarez didn't need an invitation
to begin his party.
"I don't need anything official," he said. "A
win is good enough for me. I've coached in
national championship games, played in them
and coached in every other bowl game. There's
nothing like taking the field at the Rose Bowl."

As the crowd of 78,964 celebrated from the
stands - avoiding a repeat of the crush that
injured scores of people in 1993, the last time the
Badgers won a share of the league crown - fire-
works filled the skies over Camp Randall
Stadium. The Badgers gathered in celebration at
Then, they filed through the tunnel, red roses
clenched in their teeth, as the Wisconsin band
began its traditional "Fifth Quarter" performance
that had the stadium rocking and rolling.
"1 couldn't wait to smell those roses," said
defensive end Tom Burke, whose four sacks
increased his national lead to 21, a Big Ten
record. "I grew up on a farm, so I know what hay
smells like."
Florida State 23, Florida 12: It was a classic
matchup, Florida's State's top-ranked defense
against archrival Florida's "Fun & Gun" offense.
And it was No. 5 Florida State's defense that
had more fun Saturday, intercepting Doug
Johnson three times and holding the Gators to 64
yards and two first downs in the second half in a
23-12 victory.
"They flat-out clobbered us," Florida coach
Steve Spurrier said. "Their defense played our
offense about as good as anyone has. We squan-
dered our early scoring chances and they came
back and dominated us."
Florida State (Il-1) went to a three-man rush
in many situations, in effect leaving it with seven
pass defenders.

Game progression
"t Quarter
Michigan's defen OSU - 14:
holds Ohio State to
thren -
only one of two OSU - 12:20
times inthega 7, M 0
Michael Wiley - -
breaksfree for a
5-yardTO M - 11:17
Punter Jason
Vinson fumbles
punt, kicks for
musiyards O0U - 9:44
Dee Millercatch OSU 14, M 0
es 1&yard To
~ad Boston
catches a 0yard
pass, fumbles - OSU -1:40
Tommy Hendricks
recovers and runs
33 yards
2nd Quarter
ay Feely kicks M - 14:15
27-yard eld ga - - --------
Vinson's punt is M - 2:13
blockedby Derek
Ross and recov-
ered byJatha
Wellsonthe M20 - -
OSU - 3:15
Soston sampA
30 yardsfor a TD OSU 1,2MN3
Tai Streetsucates M - 0:25
a 3-yard T 0SU21.IM10
3rd Quarter
Tom Brady pass M - 11:05
intercepted by
Jerry lRudzinski
Feely makes 34 M 4:47
yard field goal OSU 28, NI13
Dan Stultz hits 39-
yard field goal + OSUI- 1:36
4th Quarter OSU 31, NI13
Feely hits 30-yard M - 14:47
field goat
On fourth down, OSU 31, M 16
Brad's passnto M-I: .0
Di~lo Jhnson
falls incomplete
-- - -
OSU crowd rushes
the field:goaul
posts survive 0:23
The Former Top 25
How the top 25 teams in The
Associated Press' college foot-
ball poll fared this week:
No. 1 Tennessee (10.0) beat
Kentucky 59-21.
No. 2 Kansas State (11-0) beat
No. 19 Missouri 31-25.
No. 3 UCLA (10-0) beat Southern
California 34-17.
No. 4 Florida (9-2) lost to No. 5
Florida State 23-12.
No. 5 Florida State (11-1) beat No.
4 Florida 23-12.
No. 6 Texas A&M (10-1) did not
No. 7 Ohio State (10-1) beat No.
11 Michigan 31-16.
No. 8 Arizona (10-1) did not play.
No. 9 Arkansas (8-2) lost to
Mississippi State 22-21.
No. 10 Notre Dame (9-1) beat
Louisiana State 39-36.
No. 11 Michigan (8-3) lost to No.
7 Ohio State 31-16.
No. 12 Tulane (10-0) beat-Houston
No. 13 Wisconsin (10-1) beat No.
16 Penn State 24-3.
No. 14 Georgia (8-2) beat
Mississippi 24-17.
No. 15 Oregon (&3) lost to regon
State 4441, 20T.
No. 16 Penn State (7-3) los to

N.13 Wiseonsn 243.
No. 17 Nebraska (3) did notplay.
No. 18 Virginia (8-2) did not play.
No. 19 Missouri (7-4) lost to No. 2
Kasas State31-25.
No 20 Air Force (1 1) beat Rice
No. 21 Georgia Tech (8-2) beat
Wake Forest 63-35.
No. 22 Miami (7-2) beat:.
Pittsburgh 38-10.
No. 23 Virginia Tech (&2) beat
Rutgers 47-7, Thursday.
No. 24 Syracuse (7 3) beat Temple
No. 25 Texas (7-3) did not play.
The schedule
Date Team
Sept. 5 at Notre Dame (36-20, ND)
Sept. 12 Syracuse (38-28, Syr.)
Sept. 19 Eastern Michigan (59-20, M)
Sept.26 Michigan State (29-17, M)
Oct. 3 at Iowa (12-9, M)
Oct.17 at Northwestem (12-6, M)
Oct.24 Indiana(21-10,M)
Oct. 31 at Minnesota (15-10, M)
Nov. 7 Penn State (27-0, M)
Nov. 14 Wisconsin (27-10, M)
Nov. 21 atOhio State (31-16, OSU)
Nov.28 at Hawaii

Despite a weak schedule and a loss to Michigan, Wisconsin is headed to Pasadena for New Year's Day
after defeating Penn State, 24-3. The win makes the Badgers Big Ten tri-champions, along with
Ohlgan and Ohio State. Penn State lost to all three teams.

Brees breaks three conference
records as Boilers crush Indiana
'orthwestern travels to islands, rocks winless Hawai'i

Drew Brees claimed three more Big
Ten records on Saturday and became
the most prolific passer in one sea-
son in conference history.
The Purdue sophomore passed for
237 yards and four touchdowns as
the Boilermakers finished the regular
son with a 52-7 victory over
Brees already had set a Big
Ten season record fot touchdown
passes, and he raised that mark
to 36 with two to Tim Stratton
and one apiece to Isaac Jones
and Gabe Cox - all in the first C'
For the game, he was 20-33,
setting Big Ten season records for
completions (336), attempts (516)
yardage (3,753).
The former records were 3,738
yards by Chuck Hartlieb of Iowa in
1988, 322 completions by Illinois'
Jack Trudeau in 1985, and 505
attempts by Illinois' Tony Eason in
Minnesota 49, Iowa 7: If this was
Hayden Fry's last game, he'll want to
forget it as soon as possible. The
same goes for the entire season, too.

Minnesota scored 21 points in a
6:24 span of the second quarter and
21 more in the first 7:25 of the third
to rout Iowa 49-7 in the last game of
Fry's 20th - and possibly final -
season with the Hawkeyes.
The victory was Minnesota's
biggest in the Big Ten since a 55-7
victory over Iowa in 1949. It was the
Hawkeyes' worst loss in the confer-
ence since
Illinois beat
them 49-3 in
Fry, whose
ON E RENCE 420 career
games are
on the Division I career list, said last
week he probably will make an
announcement about his future this
If he does retire, he will leave
with the most wins in Iowa history
(143) and the fourth-most in Big Ten
history (96).
But he also will leave after a five-
game losing streak, the worst since
1994 for the Hawkeyes (3-8, 2-6),
and with the worst season of his Iowa
tenure. His 1980 team had been his

worst at 4-7.
Northwestern 47, Hawai'i 21:
Gavin Hoffman passed three touch-
downs and ran for one and Brian
Gowins kicked four field goals as
Northwestern ended an eight-game
losing streak with a solid, 47-21
whipping of the winless, hapless
The only failing of the Wildcats
(3-9) was the failure of wide receiver
D'Wayne Bates to set a Big Ten
Conference record for all-time The rainbows
receiving yards. flew in for a g
He picked up 146 yards on nine
receptions - two going for touch-
downs - but the total was 23 yards
short of the mark. UpI
The crowd of 18,028 booed lusti- Wino: Hawu
ly when Northwestern coach Gary Conferenct
Barnett kept Bates in the game with
the outcome settled, not knowing that Where: Mi
the receiver was close to the stan- will be tee
Otherwise, it was an all- Series: Mi
Northwestern night as the Wildcats
sent Hawaii to its 11ith straight Hawai'i isi
defeat this season. games, inc
It won't get any easier for the Northwest
Rainbows, who face Michigan in
their season finale.

got their first taste of the Big Ten thIs season when Northwestern
game. Michigan plays Hawaii this Saturday.

aiii (0-8) Western Athletic
e,0-11 overal')
jhga Stadium, noon. The game
evised on ESPN.


chigan leads, 10. The game, not surprisingly, was in Honolulu.
not ranked in the AP poi. The Rainbows have lost their last eleven
luding eight in the WAC. In their last outing, they lost to
ern, 47-21.



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