November 9, 1998 - SportsMonday - The Michigan Daily - 56
"It was a will of manpower out
- Michigan's leading tackler Sam
Sword on the physical nature of the
Michigan-Penn State rivalry.
By the way ...
The Nittany Lions haven't been shut out
since Pittsburgh blanked them in 1987.
Michigan has a total victory margin of 55
points in its last two meetings against Penn
No. 1 Ohio State upset by
Spartans in Columbus, 28-24
1st Quarter _______
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - Julian
Peterson forced three fumbles and
Renaldo Hill intercepted top-ranked
Ohio State's last gasp at the goal line
with 1:12 left as four-touchdown
underdog Michigan State shocked the
Buckeyes, 28-24, on Saturday.
The Buckeyes - with no one com-
ing within 17 points all year - were
not only No. 1 in both major polls the
entire season, but also in the latest
Bowl Championship Series rankings.
The Spartans trailed 17-3 in the first
quarter and fell behind 24-9 early in the
third quarter when Ohio State's Damon
Moore picked off a Bill Burke pass and
returned it 73 yards for a touchdown.
But Burke didn't make too many
other mistakes, and the Spartans'
defense was close to perfect.
With 3:33 left, Michigan State's T.J.
Turner with help from Sorie Kanu and
Josh Thornhill stuffed the Buckeyes'
Joe Montgomery for no gain on fourth
and 1 at the Spartan 26.
After forcing a punt, the Buckeyes
took over again with 1:39 left, David
Boston's 26-yard punt return putting
them in business at their own 49.
Joe Germaine, who had engineered a
20-17 upset of Arizona State in the
Rose Bowl two years ago under almost
identical circumstances, quickly com-
pleted passes to David Boston and John
Lumpkin for 16 and 20 yards.
That put the ball on the Michigan
State 15, but three straight incomple-
tions - all with the Spartans blitzing
- left the Buckeyes facing another
Again the Spartans came with a full
blitz, leaving flanker Dee Miller isolat-
ed in single coverage on Michigan
State cornerback Hill. Under pressure,
Germaine lobbed the ball to the left
corner of the field, but it was under-
thrown and Hill picked it off.
Michigan State (3-2 Big Ten, 5-4
overall) knocked off a No. 1 for the
second time this decade, beating rival
Michigan 28-27 in 1990. The Spartans
had also done it to Ohio State before,
stunning the top-ranked Buckeyes of
Woody Hayes 16-13 in 1974.
The loss eliminated Ohio State (5-1,
8-1) from consideration for the nation-
al championship game Jan. 4 in the
Fiesta Bowl. It also jeopardized the
Buckeyes' chances of even going to a
top-flight bowl. With two weeks left in
the season, they are alone in third place
in the Big Ten behind Michigan -
which they play in the season finale -
and unbeaten Wisconsin.
The heroes were almost too numer-
ous to mention for the Spartans.
Burke, a native Ohioan, passed for
323 yards and outdueled Germaine,
who had been boosted as a Heisman
Trophy contender on the heels of a
school-record four straight 300-yard
passing games. Burke completed just
18-of-46 passes with one interception,
but frequently hit the big pass on long-
Michigan QB Tom
Brady connects on
27-yard TD pass to
James Hall forces
Michigan's Jay -
Feely hits on a 1&
yard field goal.
Hall blocks a
Penn State field
M 7. PSU 0
M - 10:16
M 10, PSU 0
M - 4:52
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2nd QuarterI M --14:57
els were the headgear of choice Saturday In Columbus as No. IOhio State
as embarassed at the Horseshoe by unranked Michigan State, 28-24.
New No. 1 Tennessee rolls to big win over UAB
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Tee Martin ran
for one touchdown and threw for one and Jeff Hall
kicked three field goals, as Tennessee beat Ala.-
The victory gave the Volunteers (8-0) their
best record since 1956 and set up a battle of
unbeatens next week when No. 11 Arkansas (8-
0) comes to Neyland Stadium.
No. 3 UCLA 41, OREGON STATE 34
At Corvallis, Ore., Cade McNown hit a wide-
open Brad Melsby for a 61-yard touchdown with
21 seconds to cap a wild fourth quarter and give
UCLA its 18th straight victory.
Oregon State (1-6 Pac-10, 4-6) tied it 34-34
th 31 seconds left on a 28-yard field goal by
Cortez, but then Cortez's kickoff went out
of bounds at UCLA's 41 to give the Bruins (6-0,
8-0) good field position. McNown, who threw
for 377 yards and four touchdowns, found
Melsby all alone on the next play.
No.4 KANSAS ST. 49, BAYLOR 6
At Waco, Texas, Michael Bishop threw two
TD passes and ran for a score, and David Allen
tied an NCAA record with his fourth punt-return
touchdown as Kansas State (6-0 Big 12, 9-0)
its 17th consecutive game.
,No. 5 FLORIDA 45, VANDERBILT 13
At Nashville, Tenn., Doug Johnson threw for
460 yards and four touchdowns for the Gators
(6-1 SEC, 8-1), who scored 28 points in the first
16 minutes and had their best offensive day this
season, rolling up 571 yards to Vandy's 232.
No.6 FLORIDA ST. 45, No. 12 VIRGINIA 14
At Tallahassee, Fla., Dexter Jackson made
two of Florida State's four interceptions that set
up touchdowns as the Seminoles extended the
nation's longest home unbeaten streak to 39
lorida State (6-1 ACC, 9-1) played the sec-
ond half without quarterback Chris Weinke, who
was knocked out of the game just before halftime
with a concussion. Virginia (5-2, 7-2) didn't get
into Florida State territory in the second half.
No. 7 TEXAS A&M 29, OKLAHOMA 0
At College Station, Texas, the Aggies held
Oklahoma to a season-low 124 yards and
Branndon Stewart passed for two touchdowns
and ran for one.
'exas A&M (5-0 Big 12, 9-1) won its ninth
straight and beat the Sooners (1-5, 3-6) for the
fourth straight time.
No.10 ARIZONA 41, WASHINGTON ST. 7
At Tucson, Trung Canidate scored on first-
quarter runs of 75 and 45 yards on the way to
gaining 139 in the period and 174 for the game
for the Wildcats (5-1 Pac-10, 9-1).
Washington State (0-6, 3-6) took another step
toward become the first Pac-10 team to go from
first to last in one season.
No. 11 ARKANSAS 34, MIssIssIPPI 0
At Fayetteville, Ark., Clint Stoerner com-
bined with Anthony Lucas on scoring passes of
50 and 36 yards as Arkansas (5-0 SEC, 8-0) post-
ed its first shutout since 1991.
Mississippi (3-3, 6-3) had first downs at the
Arkansas 18, 4 and 26 in the first half but failed
No. 13 NOTRE DAME 31, BOSTON
At Boston, Notre Dame safety Deke Cooper
stopped Mike Cloud on fourth-and-goal from the
I with six seconds left as the Fighting Irish (7-1)
held off Boston College (3-6).
Cloud, one of the nation's leading rushers,
was unable to score on four cracks from the Irish
No. 14 NEBRASKA 42, IOWA ST. 7
At Ames, Iowa, Dan Alexander ran for 110
yards and three touchdowns in his first start and
Joe Walker returned an interception 65 yards for
a score for Nebraska (4-2 Big 12, 8-2). Iowa
State (0-6, 2-7) committed four turnovers,
including three interceptions and a fumble.
No. 15 TULANE 41, MEMPHIS 31
At Memphis, Tenn., Shaun King threw for
four touchdowns and ran for one as Tulane
King was 27-of-38 for 285 yards for the
Green Wave (4-0 Conference USA, 8-0).
Memphis (1-3, 2-7), trailing 41-10 after three
quarters, scored three fourth-quarter touch-
downs, two by Gerard Arnold.
W. VIRGINIA 35, No. 15 SYRACUSE 28
At Morgantown, WVa., Marc Bulger and
David Saunders connected on a 43-yard TD pass
with 3:04 left to lift West Virginia over Syracuse.
Amos Zereoue rushed for 189 yards yards
and two touchdowns for West Virginia (2-2 Big
East, 5-3). Donovan McNabb threw three TD
passes and ran for another score for Syracuse (3-
No. 18 MISSOURI 38, COLORADO 14
At Columbia, Mo., Devin West broke school
records for rushing yards and touchdowns in a
Penn State goes for
it on fourth-and-go
from the Michigan
1, but is stuffed.
A 10-play, 80-yard
drive culminates in
a Brady TD pass
to WR Tai Streets.
Feely makes a 49
yard field goal,
which sails just
over the crossbar.
Vinson's punt is
fumbled by Penn
by Rob Renes.
11 straight run-
ning plays end in
a Michigan TD by
off a pass.
man Drew Henson
M - 8:15
M 20, PSU 0
/ M 17, PSU 0
M 27, PSU 0
M - 2:36
M - 2:36
M 27, PSU 0
UCLA, after falling from the No. I spot In last week's Bowl Championship Series poll, had to score a
late touchdown to hold off Oregon State on Saturday.
season as Missouri (5-1 Big 12, 7-2) pounded
Colorado (3-3, 6-3).
No. 20 TEXAS 37, OKLAHOMA ST. 34
At Austin, Texas, Ricky Williams gained 42
of his 90 yards on the game's final drive, setting
up Kris Stockton's winning 29-yard field goal
with three seconds left.
The Cowboys (2-5 Big 12, 3-6) called three
straight timeouts to try icing Stockton - and it
After easily making kicks of 32, 33 and 45
yards, this one ricocheted off the left upright as
it went through.
Texas (5-1, 7-2) had to scramble after blow-
ing leads of 21-7 and 34-21.
No. 21 OREGON 27, WASHINGTON 22
At Eugene, Ore., Akili Smith threw two TD
passes to Tony Hartley and one to Donald
Haynes as Oregon (4-2 Pac-10, 7-2) downed
Washington. Hartley had nine receptions for 242
yards, breaking the school record of 234 set by
Derrick Deadwiler against California in 1993.
Smith finished 19-of-32 for 442 yards.
No. 25 AIR FORCE 35, ARMY 7
At West Point, N.Y., Blaine Morgan threw
two long TD passes to Dylan Newman and ran
for a touchdown as Air Force (8-1) routed Army
(2-6). Morgan connected with Newman on 54-
yard and 74-yard TDs in the first half. Morgan
pass for 167 yards and ran for 51.
The Former Top 25
How the top 25 teams in The
Associated Press' college foot-
ball poll fared this week:
No. 1Ohio State (8-1) lost to
Michigan State 28-24.
No. 2 Tennessee (8-0) beat
No. 3 UCLA (7-0) beat Oregon,
No. 4 Kansas State (9-0) beat;
No. 5 Florida (8-1) beat
No. 6 Florida State (9-1) beat
No. 12 Virginia 45-14.
No. 7 Texas A&M (8-1) beat
No. 8 Wisconsin (9-0) beat
, No. 9 Penn State (6-2) lost to
No. 22 Michigan 27-0.
R 'No. 10 Arizona (8-1) beat
Washington State 41-7.
, No. 11 Arkansas (8-0) beat
No. 12 Virginia (7-2) fost to
No. 6 Florida State 45-14.
No. 13 Notre Dame (7-1) beat
No. 14 Nebraska (8-2) beat
Iowa State 42-7. -
No. 15 Syracuse (5-2) beat
West Virginia 35-28
No. 15 Tulane (8-0) beat
No. 15 Virginia Tech (7-1) did
No. 18 Missouri (7-2) beat
No. 19 Georgia (6-2) did not
No. 20 Texas (7-2) beat
Oklahoma State 37-34.
No. 21 Oregon (7-2) beat
No. 22 Michigan (7-2) beat No.
9 Penn State 27-0.
No. 23 Georgia Tech (6-2) did
No. 24 Miami (Fla.) (5-2) did
No. 25 Air Force (81) beat
Dayne, Badgers tune up for Blue
y running over Gophers, 26-7
MADISON (AP) - Behind Matt
Davenport's school record-tying four
field goals, eighth-ranked Wisconsin
improved*to 9-0 for the first time
since 1901 by beating the
Minnesota, 26-7, on Saturday.
Next up for the unblemished
Badgers is a trip to No. 22 Michigan,
w h also has a 6-0 Big Ten mark.
ey are the only two teams with
no conference losses.
The Gophers (1-5 Big
Ten, 4-5 overall) managed
only 24 yards on 28 car-
ries against the nation'sO
second-best rushing C 0 N I
sixth straight season.
He has eight straight 100-yard
games after missing the opener with
a sprained ankle.
ILLINOIS 31, INDIANA 16
Steve Havard scored three touch-
downs, one on a 94-yard kickoff
return to open the second half, as
Illinois beat Indiana 31-16 to end a
Havard gained 146
yards on 26 carries
ENfor the Illini (2-5, 3-
E R E N C E 7), who had been
He completed 20 of 39 passes for
1.93 yards for the Hoosiers (1-5, 3-
PURDUE 56, NORTHWESTERN 21
Drew Brees threw for six touch-
downs, setting a Big Ten single-sea-
son record and tying his own single-
game school mark, in Purdue's 56-21
rout of Northwestern.
The sophomore now has 30 touch-
down passes this season, breaking
the previous mark of 29 set by
Bobby Hoying in 1995.
Brees also threw for six scores in
Ron Dayne carried the ball 35 times for 133 yards against Minnesota as the
unbeaten Wisconsin Badgers rolled to another win, 26-7.
Sept. 5 at Notre Dame (36-20, ND)