November 16, 1998 - SportsMonday - The Michigan Daily - 5B
"Michigan's defense stoppe
They're probably the best def
--Wisconsin offensive linen
I'op 3 tea:
Works of art? Not really.
On college football's show-and-tell
Saturday, the nation's top three teams -
Tennessee, Kansas State and UCLA -
dmonnstrated there's no need to play
ctly to stay perfect.
And because of it, there's still no
telling how the national title picture will
-The top-ranked Volunteers (6-0 SEC,
9" overall) had three turnovers and
dyvpped several passes, but got a gift
fpwble recovery near midfield to set up
Trais Henry's 1-yard touch run with 28
sbconds left for a 28-24 victory over No.
9 Arkansas (5-1, 8-1).
No.2 Kansas State (7-0 Big 12, 10-0)
eat No 17 Nebraska (4-3, 8-3) for the
first time in 30 years but had to over-
come five turnovers, including three
fumbles and an interception by Michael
Bishop, for its 40-30 win.
And No. 3 UCLA (7-0 Pac-10, 9-0),
after four consecutive close calls, stayed
ahead of Washington from the start but
relied more on Chris Sailer's foot than
Cade McNown's arm for a 36-24 victo-
ryover the Huskies (3-4, 5-5).
Surely, mistakes are going to be on
e road to a national title.
"We got some help from them late,
but we gave them some help in the first
half,". Vols coach Phillip Fulmer said
after his team fell behind 24-10 but
scored the game's final 18 points.
"Those kinds of things tend to even out
over the course of a game"
Kansas State agrees after the
uskers turned three miscues by
WWildcats into 17 points and nearly
ended the school's title chances.
"When you have adversity and can
still score points and come back and
win games, that says this team can play
in the fourth quarter," Kansas State
guard Jeremy Martin said. "This team
caplay when it's down."
1w The Associated Press' Top 25
media poll, the top three teams
remained unchanged - No. I
fnessee, No. 2 Kansas State and No.
The BCS standings, which determine
the teams in the Fiesta Bowl on Jan. 4
with the national title on the line, are
released today. Last week's standings
had a 1-2-3 ranking of Tennessee,
UCLA and Kansas State third.
Also, No. 4 Florida and No. 5 Florida
State kept their title chances alive with
easy victories, the Gators (7-1 SEC, 9-
*eating South Carolina 33-14 and the1
Seminoles (7-1 ACC, 10-1) topping
Wake Forest 24-7.
On Saturday, it's Gators vs.
Seminoles at Tallahassee, Fla., with the
By the way ..
The Michigan defense has scored the same
amount of points as its Big Ten opponents
this season in second-half play.
Wisconsin's second half field goal evened
the mark at 6-6. The Wolverines have record-
ed a Michigan record-tying three safeties
ms remain undefeated -just barely
1st Quarter _______
Michigan kicker Jay M - 12:11
Feely is stuffed on a
fake field goal.
usual high stakes - the loser is out of
the title chase.
The state of Florida won't be the only
big-game stage on rivalry Saturday.
Tim Couch and Kentucky (4-3, 7-3),
fresh from a 55-17 rout of Vanderbilt,
visit Tennessee, while Kansas State
travels to No. 19 Missouri (5-2, 7-3), a
17-14 loser to No. 6 Texas A&M (7-0,
10-1), and UCLA takes on rival
Southern Cal (5-2, 7-3) at the Rose
No. 1 TENNESSEE 28, No. 9
At Knoxville, Tenn., the Razorbacks
had the ball at the Vols' 49 and a 24-22
lead when disaster struck with 1:43 left.
Quarterback Clint Stoerner, who had
three touchdown passes, tripped as he
pulled away from the line of scrimmage
on a second down play. He left the ball
on the ground as he tried to regain his
balance and Tennessee recovered at the
Henry, who finished with 197 yards,
carried five straight times and scored
the winning touchdown with 28 seconds
"We huddled up and Tee (Martin) and
the offensive line told me to take it to
the promised land," Henry said.
No.3 UCLA 36, WASHINGTON 24
At Seattle, McNown had no touch-
down passes, but a 77-yard punt return
for a score by Ryan Roques and five
field goals from Chris Sailer were all
the Bruins needed against the Huskies,
who need a win over Washington State
next week to avoid their first losing sea-
son in 22 years.
Several conference races became less
UCLA, which owns the nation's
longest major college winning streak at
19 games, clinched the Pac-10 title and
will play in the Rose Bowl if it doesn't
qualify for the Fiesta Bowl.
The Big 12 title game on Dec. 5 is
set - North winner Kansas State vs.
South winner Texas A&M. The winner
gets an automatic BCS bowl berth. The
Wildcats have an 18-game winning
s Florida State, by virtue of an earli-
er win over Georgia Tech, wrapped up
the ACC's automatic BCS bowl bid with
its victory at Wake Forest.
The SEC title game on Dec. 5 is
shaping up as a Tennessee-Arkansas
With No. 24 Syracuse's last-play,
28-26 win over No. 23 Virginia Tech,
the Orangemen (6-2, 4-1) and No. 22
Miami (6-2, 4-1) are tied for the Big
East lead. Miami is at Syracuse on Nov
28 with the title - and BCS bowl berth
- most likely at stake.
Wisconsin QB Mike
with Chris Chambers
for an 80-yd TO.
W - 3:49
Michigan QB Tom
Brady hits Jerame
Tuman for a 6-yard
takes his first carry
of the game 65
yards for a TD.
around the right
side for a 15-yard
Feely makes a 49-
yard field goal,
which sails just
over the crossbar.
Feely kicks a 29-
yard field goal.
Feely kicks a 49-
yard field goal,
James Hall inter-
M 14, W 7
M 21, W 10
M 24, W 10
M 27, W 10
M - 2:46
Tenessee quarterback Tee Martin narrowly pulled a victory out of his bag of tricks on Saturday, when Arkansas turned the ball
over late in the game to the Volunteersd
SKentucky plaer dies in caracciden
M 27, W 10
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - A truck
carrying two Kentucky football players
on a deer-hunting trip flipped on a rural
highway yesterday, killing one of them
and injuring starting center Jason
Another man, a passenger who was
not on the team, was also killed in the
early morning accident in which the
pickup truck veered off the highway
and then swung back onto the road
before rolling over.
Killed were Arthur Steinmetz, 19, of
Edgewood, a defensive lineman who
transferred to Kentucky from Michigan
State in August and was sitting out the
season, and Scott Brock, 21, of Hyden.
Watts, the driver, was in fair condi-
tion Sunday after being airlifted to
Lexington's University of Kentucky
Medical Center from Lake Cumberland
Regional Hospital in Somerset. Brock
and Steinmetz were pronounced dead at
Watts suffered a severe laceration of
his forearm and was to have surgery
Monday to begin cleaning the wound
and repairing the damage, Kentucky
athletic director C.M. Newton said at a
news conference yesterday evening.
Newton spoke on behalf of football
coach Hal Mumme, who canceled his
usual Sunday conference call.
Kansas State thwarts Nebraska,
secures Big 12 tite game berth
With a victory
and stayed atop
'MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) - Despite all the
turnovers, the turnaround is complete at Kansas State.
Michael Bishop ran for two touchdowns and threw for
two, including an 11-yarder with 5:25 to go, and the sec-
ond-ranked Wildcats finally tossed aside once-mighty
Nebraska 40-30 on Saturday.
The momentous victory kept the Wildcats (10-0, 7-0
Big 12) on track for their first national title and ended a
29-game losing streak to the Cornhuskers (8-3, 4-3).
It also clinched the Big 12 North title for the
Wildcats, their first football crown of any kind since
The Wildcats' 18th straight victory puts the school
among college football's elite after a miracle 10-year
turnaround orchestrated by coach Bill Snyder. Until last
month, the Wildcats were the losingest major college
team in history with 546 losses.
But Northwestern passed them on Oct. 24 with its
Bishop, who was alternately terrific and terrible, was
19-of-33 for 306 yards and carried 24 times for 136
But, he lost three fumbles and threw an interception
- only his second of the season.
The Former Top 25
How the top 25 teams in The
Associated Press' college foot-
ball poll fared this week:
No. 1 Tennessee (9-0) beat No.
10 Arkansas 28-24.
No. 2 Kansas State (10-0) beat
No. 11 Nebraska 40-30.
No. 3 UCLA (9-0) beat
No. 4 Florida (9-1) beat South
No. 5 Florida State (10.1) beat
Wake Forest 24-7.
No. 6 Texas A&M (10-1) beat
No. 13 Missouri 17-14.
No. 7 Ohio State (9-1) beat
No. 8 Wisconsin (9-1) lost to
No. 15 Michigan 27-10.
No. 9 Arizona (10-1) beat
No. 10 Arkansas (8.1) lost to
No. 1 Tennessee 28-24.
No. 11 Nebraska (-3) lost to
No. 2 Kansas State 40-30.
No. 12 Notre Dame (8-1) beat
No. 13 Missouri (7-3) lost to
No. 6 Texas A&M 17-14.
No. 14 Tulane (9-0) beat Army
No. 15 Michigan (8-2) beat No.
8 Wisconsin 27-10.
No. 16 Virginia Tech (7-2) lost
to Syracuse, 28-26.
No. 17 Georgia (7-2) beat
No. 18 Texas (7-3) lost to
Texas Tech 42-35.
No. 19 Penn State (7-2) beat
No. 20 Oregon (8-2) beat
Arizona State 51-19.
No. 21 Virginia (8-2) beat
North Carolina 30-13.
No. 22 Georgia Tech (7-2) beat
Clemson 24-21, Thursday.
No. 23 Air Force (9-1) beat No.
25 Wyoming 10-3.
No. 24 Miami (6-2) beat
No. 25 Wyoming (8-2) lost to
No. 23 Air Force 10-3.
AP PHOTO I -
Germaine, Boston lead Ohio State
to victory over hapless Hawkeyes
IOWA CITY (AP) - David Boston
caught two of Joe Germaine's three
touchdown passes and Joe
Montgomery scored on an 80-yard run
as No. 7 Ohio State bounced back
from a stinging loss to beat Iowa 45-14
Boston, who became the Buckeyes'
Wer receiving leader,
and Germaine saw to it that
Ohio State (6-1 Big Ten, 9-
I overall) didn't stumble D I
again after losing its No. I
rankng because of a 28-24 CtO N FE
loss p9 Michigan State.
The Buckeyes were far from perfect
No. 19 PENN STATE 41,
Eric McCoo ran for 127 yards and
turned his own fumble into a 57-yard
touchdown as No. 19 Penn State
defeated Northwestern 41-10
Saturday, as the Wildcats finished their
conference slate winless.
On his bizarre touch-
down run, McCoo
broke one tackle and
T cut outside, then fum-
bled up the sideline.
E R E N C E But he kept running,
caught the bouncing
ball in stride 15 yards downfield and
INDIANA 20, MINNESOTA 19
Antwaan Randle El, the first quar-
terback in Indiana history to rush for
100 yards in four seperate games,
passed for one touchdown and ran for
one as the Hoosiers defeated
Minnesota 20-19 Saturday.
Randle El, who had a career-long
rush of 50 yards, accumulated a career-
high 143 yards rushing while complet-
ing just 4-of-17 passes for 39 yards.
Indiana (2-5, 4-6) overcame deficits
of 12-0 and 19-7, taking the lead for
good on Randle El's 9-yard run in the
Missed kicks by Adam Bailey were
Ohio State wide receiver David Boston caught two touchdown passes from Joe
Germaine en route to a 45-14 trouncing of Iowa this past Saturday in Iowa City. .
Sept. 5 at Notre Dame (36-20, ND)
Sept. 12 Syracuse (38.28, Syr.)
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