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The Michigan Daily - SportsMonday - September 13, 1999 - 9B

ornhuskers overwhelm Cal
,..-_ .. *v --. - - -._"r.- ...__ 7 LINCOLN, Nb (AP) -- E
Crouch ecamenthe (A rs E risk
player since Johnny Rodgers in r973
i to run, throw and catch a pass for
touchdown as the No 5 Cornhuskers
beat California 45-0 Saturday.
Nebraska (2-i hld theGole
* Bears to 45 tot yards a d otidn
allow an offensive touchdown for
the second straight week. The
Cornhuskers have out scored their
opponents 87-7 this season.
Cal (1-1) was able to shut down
Nebraska's powerful running game,
holding the Cornhusk er sto I 14
yards on 48 carries, but penalties
and big plays stopped the Bears. Cal
was called for 14 penalties for 110
yards.
Crouch, who lost a preseason bat-
tle with Bobby Newcombe for the
starting quarterback job, led the
Cornhuskers' offense despite sitting
out most of the first quarter and all
of the fourth.He was 2-for-2 passing
for 102 yards and a touchdown, had
nine carries for 21 yards and two
scores and caught one pass for a 60-
yard touchdown.
Rodgers ran, passed and caught a
pass for a touchdown in Nebraska's
AP PHOTO 40-6 win over Notre Dame in the
Cai offense could not manage a point, and the Bears' defense was no match 1973 Orange Bowl. Rodgers was the
Nbraska's powerful option Heisman Trophy winner that season.
lemson shows it'sno Cu p
CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - His coach ed into the school's hall of fame, won Bowden said. "Brandon comes from a
inks Brandon Streeter's arm is weak, five ACC titles in the 1980s with power coaching family and makes good deci-
*at he runs like Forrest Gump. running and ball control. sions. The triggerman in this offense is
"Dfd I say that about Brandon?" Streeter threw an 18-yard touchdown very important and to have a senior
emson's Tommy Bowden said. "I pass to Brian Wofford and a 15-yarder with experience really helps us."
cant he runs worse than Forrest to Pat Cyrgalis - Clemson's first to a Clemson's stingy defense looked the
amp. tight end since Ford's last season - for same as in Ford's heyday. It took
But no one has ever had the kind of a 20-0 lead at halftime. advantage of Virginia mistakes and
,ath Valley passing day as Streeter, After the break, the Tigers made it junior quarterback Dan Ellis, starting
to threw for a school-record 343 33-0 on Travis Zachery's 2-yard touch- just his second game, to keep the
rds and two touchdowns Saturday in down run and Javis Austin's 3-yard run. Cavaliers off the board.
-Tigers' 33-14 victory over No. 22 Virginia had come in hoping to run Kicker Todd Braverman, who kicked
ribnis. Thomas Jones, the ACC's leading rush- the game-winner in Virginia's 20-17
eter, a senior, took most of the er, to its third consecutive victory over victory at North Carolina last week,
use- for Clemson's 3-8 record a year Clemson. Jones ended with 97 yards, bounced a 32-yard try off the left
o: When Bowden came in last only 21 in the second half. upright.
cember, the talk was that versatile "They were blitzing a lot and did Jones had churned to Clemson's I I
nior quarterback Woodrow Dantzler some things we hadn't seen in prac- on Virginia's next possession when he
flashy, smart freshman Willie tice," Jones said. "In the second half, fumbled.
rmmons would soon be calling plays. we had to throw the ball more." Ellis was 19-of-33 for 233 yards.
Streeter, a big smile on his face, Streeter, who was 24-of-32, broke The Tigers moved the ball easily and
tally felt like he belonged after the his own record of 329 yards set last didn't punt until midway through the
gers (1-0 ACC, 1-1 overall) ripped year in a loss to North Carolina State. fourth quarter.
c Cavaliers (0-1, 1-1). "This is one of "I was so proud of Brandon," said Clemson had fallen far in the decade
- moments here, it's got to be, it receiver Brian Wofford, who had eight since Ford, who never lost to Virginia
"-ne said. "Because I got to start this catches for 143 yards. "You could see in II seasons. The Tigers were 1-7 in
me and beat a team like Virginia. It's this coming for a while." the ACC last year and had lost five of
l exciting for me." Bowden and offensive coordinator their past six games.
On a day when Clemson's national Rich Rodriguez had worked Streeter
ampionship coach, Danny Ford, hard on their system since the spring.
minded Tigers fans how they used to The coaches knew it would take some-
n, Streeter showed them how they'll one with some fortitude to stand in
n in the future with Bowden. with five new starters on the offensive
Ford, saluted at Death Valley for the line.
rt time in 10 years as he was induct- "He has been under live fire before,'

STAFF PICKS
Correct picks are in bold
TJ. Berka
MICHIGAN (25) vs. Rice Michigan
SI ST ATf321vs. E. Mich gan E. Michigan
PENN STAT E-35) vs. Pittsburgh Penn State
WISCONSIN -36 5) vs Ball State Wisconsin
INDIANA (Pk) vs North Carolina Indiana
PURDUE (-3 5) vs. Notre Dame Purdue
IOWA STATE (-4) vs. Iowa Iowa State
OHIO STATE (-10) vs. UCLA UCLA
MINNESOTA (-26) vs. N.E. Louisiana N.E. Louisiana
SYRACUSE (-30.5) vs. C. Michigan Syracuse
Texas Christian (-8) vs. NORTHWESTERN Texas Christian
San Diego State (-4 5) vs. ILLINOIS San Diego State
FLORIDA STATE (-18) vs. Georgia Tech Florida State
NEBRASKA (-30) vs. California Nebraska
Best bet Texas Christian
This week 6-8(0-1)
Overall record 6-810-1)

Rick Freeman
Rice
E Michigan
Pittsburgh
Wisconsin
Indiana
Purdue
Iowa
UCLA
Minnesota
Syracuse
Texas Christian
Illinois
Georgia Tech
Nebraska
Purdue
8-6(1-0)
8-61-0)

Josh Kleinbaum Andy Latack
Michigan Michigan
E.Michigan Michigan State
Penn State Pittsburgh
Ball State Wisconsin
Indiana Indiana
Notre Dame Notre Dame
Iowa Iowa
Ohio State Ohio State
Minnesota Minnesota
Syracuse Syracuse
Texas Christian Texas Christian
San Diego State Illinois
Florida State Forida State
Nebraska Nebraska
Flonda State Florida State
5-9(0-1) 9-5(0-1)
5-9(0-1) 9-5(0-1)

Jackson back in action in booth
Retirement lasts just eight months for legendary ABC broadcaster

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Keith
Jackson, whose booming voice was a
signature of ABC-TV's college foot-
ball coverage until his retirement last
year, returned to the booth Saturday.
Some eight months after quitting,
the 70-year-old broadcaster did play-
by-play for the network's regional tele-
cast of the Califormia-Nebraska game
with longtime partner Bob Griese.
"I feel just like a rookie today,"
Jackson said two hours before kickoff.
"I had no thought of doing this again.
I was turned off. We were going a
totally different direction."
Jackson, in his 33rd year with ABC,
was talked into returning by ABC
Sports president Howard Katz.
Jackson, who turns 71 in October,
said his contract is for three years "or
as long as I want, I guess."
"I feel good and healthy," he said.
With the exception of Saturday's
game, Jackson will do only West
Coast Pac-10 games to minimize trav-
el from his Los Angeles home.
He did the California-Nebraska
game because he had planned to be in
Lincoln for the dedication of
Nebraska's new $36 million press box
and luxury skybox.
The pressbox was named after
Jackson's longtime friend Don Bryant,

who retired as Nebraska's sports infor-
mation director in 1996.
Bryant had a hand in naming the
bathroom in the television portion of
press box "The Keith Jackson Toilet
Facility," which drew recurring chuck-
les from Griese.
"Every stop we made last year,
they'd bring him all these gifts
because he was retiring - they didn't
bring me a damn thing," Griese said.
"And now he gets a bathroom named

after him for coming out of retire-
ment."
For the record, Jackson claimed that
he never has uttered the phrase
"Whoa, Nellie!" during a broadcast.
He said the phrase, often attributed to
him, was originated by comedians
doing impersonations of him.
"It just got tagged onto me,"
Jackson said. "There's nobody in our
family named Nellie, I'll guarantee
ya.

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