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litor shown confidence in Dreisbach all along,
UT HILL, Mass. - Scott continued to be impressed by his quarter-
dn't really know why he was back.
ore Saturday night's game "He's a kid. He's a youngster, but in
on College, but he was. my mind he'smade some big-timethrows
i's counterpart, Eagle quar- in there," Carr said. "From the time he
rk Hartsell, expected a lot threwtheinterception(inthesecondquar-
himself than what he gave. ter) through the rest of the game, I don't
f two quarterbacks. remember a bad throw.
vous coming out," Dreisbach "But up until then,I don't remember a
s overthrowing people and good one."
wrong reads." As far as remembering goes, Hartsell
it be a slight understatement. would probably like to forget that Satur-
Dreisbach was 1-for-11 and day night ever happened.
issed a number of receivers. The Eagles' quarterback was coming
did against Virginia in his offofwhat coach Dan Henning described
oke out of the slump with a as his best game ever a week earlier
against Virginia Tech.
ihit Mercury Hayes up the Henning described Hartsell's game
e field for 52 yards. The play against Michigan as his worst ever.
J the Michigan offense and The junior completed just eight of his
on to its 23-13 victory. 20 passes for only 74 yards. Hartsell also
h finished the game 9-for-21 through three interceptions, onemore than
ds. he had given up all season.
m the big plays to get his "I never got in the groove," Hartsell
there was another similarity said quietly after the game. "It was just
e against the Cavaliers for one of those games."
-he gotmoreadvice fromhis According to Hartsell it wasn't the
e. Michigan defense so much as his own
nted to let him know to settle poor play that contributed to the Eagles'
ay in the pocket and he'd be lack of offense.
sivetackleJoe Marinaro said. "They were good," he said ofthe Wol-
Virginia it was the offensive verines' defenders. "They have quick
de sure Dreisbach threw into guys, but it's nothing we haven't seen
on the final play ofthegame. before and we'll see it again."
dedinMercury Hayes' game- Hartsell, however, is hoping he won't
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Miami (Ohio) players celebrate after Chad Seitz's 20-yard field goal lifted the team to a 30-28 win over Northwestern.
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Northwestern made its No.25 ranking
and opening victory over Notre Dame
look like flukes, blowinga21-point fourth-
quarter lead Saturday and losing 30-28 to
Miami (Ohio) on Chad Seitz's 20-yard
field goal at the final gun.
The winning score was set up when
punter Paul Burton couldn't gather in
Larry Curry's low snap. The ball rolled
36 yards down to Northwestern's I-
yard line before Burton recovered with
43 seconds left.
Miami (2-1) took over and lost 2
yards on three plays before Seitz, who
had missed two earlier attempts, made
Coming off its stunning triumph at
Notre Dame two weeks ago, North-
western (1-1) was ranked for the first
time since the final poll of 1971 - its
last season with more than four wins.
Steve Schnur's touchdown passes of
27 and 36 yards to D'Wayne Bates and
12 yards to Darnell Autry put North-
western up 21-0. And Rodney Ray's
scoring interception return on the sec-
ond play of the second half gave the
Wildcats a 28-7 lead.
But Northwestern then began play-
ing like the "Mildcats" of old - blow-
ing snaps and holds on field goal at-
tempts, generating little offense and
failing to contain Miami's attack.
Northwestern still led 28-7 in the
fourth quarter when Sam Ricketts -
playing quarterback in place of Neil
Dougherty, who hurt his foot late in
the first half- rallied Miami to vic-
Ricketts, a redshirt sophomore who
led Miami to two victories at the end of
last season, capped a 55-yard drive with
a 3-yard touchdown pass to Jay Hall
with 11:14 to play to make it 28-14.
After Northwestern failed to get a
first down, Ricketts completed four
passes to account for all 68 yards on the
Redskins' next drive, which he finished
with a 9-yard scoring pass to Jeremy
Adkins as Miami pulled to 28-21.
Miami gotthe ball back with 5:38 togo
and Ricketts threw passes of 32 yards to
Adkins and 26 yards to Hall before Ty
King scored on a 2-yard run with 2:22
left. But Northwestern stayed in front
when Ricketts overthrew Eric Henderson
on the 2-point conversion try.
Northwestern wasn't able to run down
the clock, and then came the Wildcats'
final failure from punt formation.
Ohio St. 30, Washington 20
Eddie George ran for 212 yards and
two touchdowns, and Bob Hoying threw
a pair ofTD passes as No. 10 Ohio State
beat No. 18 Washington 30-20 Satur-
Ohio State (2-0) had been idle for 20
days - the longest in-season layoff
during its 106 years of football - after
opening with a 38-6 victory over Bos-
ton College in the Kickoff Classic.
The Buckeyes showed they weren't
stale by building a 23-7 lead at the half
as George piled up 149 yards on the
ground and scored once.
George's 212 yards and 36 carries
were thesecond highest totals of his
career. He accounted for 98 yards in
two Ohio State drives in the second
with a 31-7
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raced to the end zone.
Both offenses were overwhelmed by
stout defenses until the fourth quarter
when a 47-yard field goal by Illinois'
Bret Scheuplein broke a scoreless tie.
On the next possession, the Wildcats
moved 80 yards in nine plays, capped
by Dan White's 17-yard touchdown
pass to Rodney Williams.
Illinois (1-2) had only nine first downs
and less than 150 yards of offense. With
the home fans booing Johnny Johnson,
the Illini replaced their starting quarter-
Minnesota 31, Ball St. 7
Cory Sauter shone in his first college
start Saturday, hitting Ryan Thelwell
in the end-
won its first
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Eagles jumped out to a lead on Michigan. And like last season, the Wolverines came
out on top.
Boston College coach Dan Henning, however, felt alot better afterthis season's loss.
"At the end of this game, I thought we were a lot closer to them than last year,"
WHAT IS HE WEARING?: Michigan coach Lloyd Carr was caring and sharing in his
postgame press conference until something odd caught his eye at the back of the room.
A stadium employee came in to remove something from a coin-operated locker at
the back of the room. He was wearing an "Ohio State hockey" shirt.
Carr stopped in mid-sentence and made some unanswered comments toward the
"That guy's wearing Ohio State in here for crying out loud," Carr quipped. "What
are you doing in here with that shirt on?"
DON'T PUT ME IN, COACH: The game wasn't close at the end, so Carr didn't have to
resort to a secret weapon he unveiled early last week.
Carr joked that since the cross country teams were in Boston and that he would use
distance runner Kevin Sullivan if the game went into "overtime."
After he developed large blisters in Saturday morning's cross country meet,
Sullivan's availability would have been limited anyway. Not to mention the fact that
the 5-foot- 10, 150-pound Sullivan wanted nothing to do with any football game.
"He i'may have tot come tin to the stands and find me," Sullivan said.
Ten in points allowed last season, held
the Cardinals (2-1) to 176 yards of total
offense, including just 53 in the first
half, and converted two Ball State turn-
overs into touchdowns.
The last Division I-A team in the
nation to begin play this seasonMinne-
sota hadn't won an opener since 1991
- the year before Jim Wacker took
over as head coach. The Gophers opened
last season by getting thrashed 56-3 by
Minnesota was denied its first shut-
out in 49 games when Matt Knisely hit
Ed Abernathy with a 14-yard scoring
pass with 12 seconds left to play.
Penn St. 66, Temple 14
Wally Richardson, trying to emerge
from Kerry Collins' shadow, rebounded
from a mediocre opener and threw for
198 yards and three touchdowns as No. 7
Penn State beat Temple 66-14 Saturday.
A week earlier, Richardson looked
confused and tentative in a 24-23 victory
over Texas Tech. On Saturday, he ap-
peared comfortable and confident, using
an array of short passes and rollouts to
carve up the Temple defense.
Penn State (2-0) led 31-0 before
Temple got a first down or crossed
midfield. Penn State coach Joe Paterno
tried to hold the score down by using
backups much of the second half.
Iowa 27, Iowa St. 10
Iowa continued its domination of
Iowa State, getting a career-high 178
yards rushing from Sedrick Shaw in a
Shaw, Tavian Banks, Rodney Filer
and quarterback Matt Sherman each
scored on short touchdown runs as Iowa
(2-0) beat the Cyclones (1-2) for the
13th straight time.
It was Iowa State's first game in the
series under coach Dan McCarney who
played at Iowa and later coached there
for 13 years. The Cyclones stunned the
Hawkeyes by taking a 7-6 lead on Troy
Davis' 63-yard touchdown run with 20
seconds left in the first quarter.
But Iowa rallied behind Sherman and
Shaw, a junior who carried 32 times in
topping his previous high of 145 yards
against Northern Illinois in 1993.
Sherman's 31-yard pass to Scott
Slutzker set up Filer's 1-yard touchdown
run, which gave Iowa a 12-10 halftime
lead. Runs of 15 and 24 yards by Shaw led
to Banks' 5-yard touchdown burst up the
middle in the third quarter and Sherman
hit Slutzker on third down for 15 yards to
keep the Hawkeyes moving in the drive
that led to Romano's field goal, which
made it 21-10.
Michigan St. 30, Louisville 7
Scott Greene rushed for two touch-
downs and an aggressive Michigan State
defense smothered Louisville with five
turnovers and a safety in a 30-7 victory
Michigan State (1-1), coming off a
50-10 loss to No. 2 Nebraska last week
in which it yielded 666 yards, allowed
just 163 in handing Louisville (2-1) a
home-opener loss on a rainy afternoon.
Tony Banks completed 13-of-23
passes for 116 yards and ran 19 yards
for atouchdown on a broken play. Marc
Renaud rushed 29 times for 150 yards
to power the Michigan State offense.
Wisconsin 24, Stanford 24
Mark Butterfield threw for 335 yards
and had three touchdown passes, in-
cluding an 8-yard scoring toss to Greg
Comella with 5:21 left, as Stanford tied
Wisconsin 24-24 Saturday.
Butterfield, who was 30-of-42, led
the Cardinal (2-0-1) from their own I
into Wisconsin territory in the final two
minutes, but time ran out as a despera-
tion pass fell incomplete in the end
Carl McCullough, making his sec-
ond collegiate start, ran for 204 yards
on 34 carries and scored once for Wis-
consin (0-1-1). Darrell Bevell passed
for 172 yards and two scores for the
Badgers, but threw an interception that
set up Stanford's tying touchdown.
Kentucky 17, Indiana 10
One run up the field more than made
up for all those times Billy Jack Haskins
was thrown backward.
The sophomore quarterback, sacked
sexen times in his first collegiate start,
ran 42 yards for the go-ahead touch-
down Saturday as Kentucky snapped
the nation's longest major college los-
ing streak at 12 games with a 17-10
victory over Indiana.
The Wildcats (1-2) took advantage
of Indiana.penalties that set up both of
their touchdowns and a fourth-quar-
ter Indiana fumble that set up a clinch-
ing 49-yard field goal by Brian
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