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68- The Michigan Daily - SPORTSMonday - Monday, September 25, 1995

FOOTBALL
Purdue plays for a tie with Spartans

Associated Press
Purdue played for a tie and got it.
Brad Bobich kicked for a victory, and
missed.
Corey Rogers ran for two fourth-
quarter touchdowns, but coach Jim
Colletto decided to go for a safe extra-
point kick instead of a possible 2-point
conversion, settling for a 35-35 tie with
Michigan State when a 47-yard field
goal attempt by Bobich failed as time
ran out.
Rogers' second touchdown, a 4-yard
runwith 1:46 to go, pulled Purdue within
35-34, but the Boilermakers (1-1-1, 0-
0-1 Big Ten) did not want to take a
chance on a 2-point conversion.
"This was the first game in the league,
and we were going to kick to tie the
score," Colletto said.
"The Big Ten standings have a bear-
ingon what bowl you play in if you get
that far, and one tie doesn't hurt you....
But I didn't want to start the Big Ten
season 0-1. It's better to be 0-0-1 than
0-1,"he said.
Thehopethattheywouldhave enough
time for another possession paid off
when Lee Brush intercepted a pass by
backup quarterback Todd Schultz, who
came into the game for the Spartans(1-
1.1, 0-0-1) after Tony Banks hurt his
ankle with 1:18 to go. Purdue started
the last drive at its 42 with 46 seconds
left and went to the Michigan State 34
on a24-yardpass from Rick Trefzger to
Kirk Olivadotti.
Trefzger was sacked for a 6-yard
loss, then Mike Alstott picked up 10
yards to the 30. With no timeouts left,
Trefzger grounded the ball with four
seconds remaining before Bobich's last-
second field goal try went left by onlya
few feet.
"I felt real well. It wasn't the best I
could kick it, but I kicked it pretty
well,"Bobich said. "I didn't know how
far it was. It was going right down the
middle, and then it just sailed off to the
left.
"But I'll come back next week and
work harder, and if I get the opportunity
again, I'm going to make it," he said.
The Spartans led 28-21 before
Rogers' first touchdown, a 1-yard run
that tied the game with 6:22 left. Full-
back Scott Greene, who rushed for two
touchdowns earlier in the game, ran 70
yards three plays later to put Michigan
State back on top with 4:59 to go.
Three passes to Olivadotti and a 34-
yard run by Mike Alstott then set up
Rogers' second score.
"I feel down and so do the rest of the
guys," said Greene, who finished with a
career-high 161 yards. "Overall, we
played hard. We were lackadaisical in
the first half but we picked it up and
played much better.... I was having a
littletrouble reading the defense at first,
but the line did a great job opening up
holes."
Sophomore Marc Renaud added 111

yards for the Spartans.
"The game is disappointing for us,"
Spartans coach Nick Saban said. "We
had poor blocking, our intensity wasn't
the same as last week against Louisville
and we gave up a lot of big plays.
Alstott rushed for 136 yards and one
touchdown and passed 69 yards to Brian
Alford for another touchdown for the
Boilermakers. Alford also had a 29-
yard TD reception from John Reeves,
who replaced Trefzger on Purdue's sec-
ond possession and stayed in the game
until Trefzger returned in the fourth
quarter.
Penn State 59, Rutgers 34.
Bobby Engram caught three touch-
downs passes and ran 58 yards with a
fumble for another score as No. 6 Penn
State won a 59-34 shootout with Rutgers
at Giants Stadium Saturday night.
The win, the 20th straight for the
Nittany Lions (3-0), had an ugly ending
with Rutgers coach Doug Graber yell-
ing at Penn State's Joe Paterno at the
end of the game, probably because of a
late touchdown pass.
The two won't have to see each other
in the near future, because this is the last
scheduled meeting between the schools,
who have played every year since 1982.
This last game raised questions about
Paterno's defense.
Rutgers (1-2) amassed 490 yards in
offense behind backup quarterback
Robert Higgins, and it wasn't knocked
out of the game until the fourth quarter
when Kim Herring scored on a 21-yard
pass interception and Engram caught a
16-yard TD pass from Wally
Richardson, who was 16-of-26 for 252
yards.
Ohio State 54, Pittsburgh 14
Terry Glenn caught nine passes for a
school-record 253 yards and four touch-
downs Saturday as eighth-ranked Ohio
State wore down outmanned Pittsburgh
54-14.
Glenn, a starter for the first time this
season after backing up current NFL
players Joey Galloway and Chris Sand-
ers in 1994, was open for most of the
afternoon and scored on passes of 75,
61,36and 12yards from Bobby Hoying.
Hoying completed 15-of-24 passes
for 296 yards and five touchdowns in
three quarters. Eddie George gained
121 yards on 24 carries in little over a
half and now has 433 yards in the Buck-
eyes' three wins.
Pittsburgh, using five wide receivers
at times, trailed only 20-14 at halftime
but appeared to collapse early after the
break. John Ryan, who threw two key
late interceptions in last week's 38-27
loss at Texas, had three interceptions
Saturday.
Wisconsin 42, SMU 0
Darrell Bevell tied his school record
by completing his first 14 passes and
Carl McCullough rushed 26 times for
129 yards and a touchdown in
Wisconsin's 42-0 rout of Southern

MATFISON
Continued from page 18B
Wolverine certainly indicates that
Horn and Zenkewicz have done this
job well. Inexperienced lineman such
as William Carr, Juaquin Feazell and
Rasheed Simmons have all, at point
or another this season, made huge
impact plays.
But what about the humble
Mattison? Surely, he must want to
take some of the credit of Michigan's
defense?
Well, he'll at least concede that his
day-to-day operations, in coordina-
tion with the rest of the Michigan
coaching staff, is essential for
Michigan to be prepared each week.
But he stresses that his role as an
individual pales in importance to the
role he plays as a "team member."
"We all believe in the same
things," Mattison says. "And we all
believe in what Lloyd Carr is doing."
Mattison's week begins with
studying film of the upcoming
opponent. By Monday, he helps draw

up a pool of defenses for the various
offensive schemes the Wolverines
expect to see on Saturday. He'll also~
guide practices and make sure that the
defense is prepped for the type of
formations he'll use on gameday.
"The more ready they are, the
better team you're going to have,"
Mattison says.
On Saturday, Mattison identifies
the offensive formations the Wolver-
ines should expect to see on a given
down situation, and helps pick a
corresponding defensive scheme. He
also makes sure that each individual
is sticking to the roles prescribed by
the schemes.
But when it comes time for a
Wolverine to make a tackle or
pressure the quarterback, there
obviously isn't anything Mattison can:
do except watch. This is, understand-
ably, where his modesty may come
from - it's the players' job to
execute, not his.
So, maybe Mattison really isn't a
magician. But, either way, he
certainly has cast quite a spell on the
Wolverines.

'Cane pain: Unranked
Hokies blow by Miami

Fullback Scott Greene had three touchdowns in Michigan State's tie with Purdue.

Methodist on Saturday.
Redshirt freshman Aaron Stecker
added 112 yards and two touchdowns
on 14 carries in his first start for the
Badgers (1-1-i).
Bevell, finally regaining his 1993
form, completed 18 of 20 passes for
223 yards, three touchdowns and no
interceptions and Wisconsin exploited
the Mustangs' injury-depleted defen-
sive line for TDs on their first four
possessions on the way to a 28-0 half-
time lead.
Injuries prevented SMU's best line-
backers, Chris Bordano (back) and Craig
Swann (thigh), from playing. Swann
was averaging 18.7 tackles a game, but
sat out after bruising his left thigh in
practice Wednesday.
SMU (1-3) also played without two
of their best tackles, Jason Lindbloom
(foot) and Jason Evans (knee).
As a result, the Mustangs gave up
284 yards on the ground. In four games,
they've surrendered 1,056 rushing
yards, a whopping 264-yard average.
Indiana 27, Southern Mississippi
26
Jason Kaylor blocked a 37-yard field
goal attempt with 1:52 remaining Sat-
urday and Eric Allen intercepted a pass
on the game's final play to save
Indiana's 27-26 victory over Southern
Mississippi in an error-plagued game.
Indiana (2-1) lost five fumbles, while
Southern Mississippi (2-2) yielded the
final touchdown to the Hoosiers after
Fred Brock fumbled a kickoff at the 3.
Jabar Robinson recovered the ball for
Indiana and returned it into the end
zone for the winning score.
Bill Manolopoulos kicked field goals
of23 and 29 yards and made all three of
his extra point attempts for Indiana.
Meanwhile, Southern Mississippi
kicker Chris Pierce had one conversion
kick blocked and another hit the left
upright before his field goal attempt
was blocked.
Alex Smith ran for 209 yards as he
topped 100 for a third consecutive game
for Indiana, but lost the ball twice on
fumbles. He had an 81-yard run after
Indiana took over following the blocked
field goal attempt late in the fourth
quarter, but he fumbled the ball away
when tackled from behind at the 3 by
Rod Thomas.
Syracuse 27, Minnesota 17
Marvin Harrison ran a punt back 94
yards for a touchdown and Syracuse
capitalized on two turnovers to score a
27-17 victory over Minnesota on Satur-
day.

Harrison, the Big East leader with a-
22.8 yards per catch average, also scored
on a 30-yard touchdown reception. He
had season highs of eight catches and
184 yards.
Syracuse (2-1) led 27-10 with 4:55
left in the third quarter following
Harrison's touchdown catch. Syracuse,
which blew a 21-point lead two weeks
ago in a 27-24 loss to East Carolina,
saw the Gophers (1-1) cut the lead to
27-17 on a 13-yard touchdown pass
from Cory Sauter to Greg Nelson as the
third quarter ended.
Following a missed 29-yard field goal
by Syracuse's Olindo Mare, Minnesota
pushed the ball to the Orangemen's 7
before Rod Gadson came up with an
interception in the end zone with 4:51
left to play.
Northwestern 30, Air Force 6
Darnell Autry rushed for 190 yards
-53 more than Air Force, the nation's
No. 3 rushing team entering the game
- as Northwestern rebounded from a
devastating loss to beat the Falcons 30-
6 Saturday.
Last week, Northwestern (2-1) blew
a 21-point, fourth-quarter lead in losing
to Miami (Ohio) and falling out of the
national rankings. But the Wildcats
looked even better against Air Force (2-
2) than they had in a season-opening
upset at Notre Dame.
After Northwestern wrapped up its
first victory at Dyche Stadium in 11
games over two years, fans rushed onto
the field and tried - but failed - to
tear down a set of goalposts.
It was the second straight loss for Air
Force, which, like Northwestern, was
ranked before losing last week.
Illinois 7, East Carolina 0
Robert Holcombe's one-yard touch-
down was all Illinois needed to defeat
East Carolina 7-0 Saturday in a rematch
of last year's Liberty Bowl.
East Carolina (2-2), which came to
Memorial Stadium averaging431 yards
per game, got half that amount against
a defense that also forced four turn-
overs.
The Pirates' best scoring chance was
foiled by Illinois' Duane Lyle, who
intercepted his third pass at the five-
yard-line with 26 seconds remaining.
Thevictoryraisedthe Fighting Illini's
record to 2-2 but failed to extinguish
doubts about their struggling offense.
The lone score came in the second
quarter after Illinois recovered a fumble
at the Pirate 38-yard-line. Holcombe
rushed the ball eight times during the
10-play drive.

Associated Press
Dwayne Thomas ran for 165 yards
and a touchdown to lead Virginia Tech
to a 13-7 victory over No. 17 Miami,
marking the first time the Hurricanes
have lost to an unranked team in 11
years.
Miami drove from its 25 to the Vir-
ginia Tech 25 in the final two minutes,
but substitute quarterback Ryan
Clement's fourth-down pass to Yatil
Green with 23 seconds left was broken
up at the goal line.
A mass of fans in the sold-out sta-
dium stormed the field to celebrate the
first victory by Virginia Tech (1-2, 1-1
Big East) over Miami (1-2, 0-1) in 13
meetings.
Virginia Tech, which had some costly
turnovers in its first two losses, played
conservatively on offense and missed
four field goals, but used an aggressive,
blitzing defense to stifle Miami. The
Hokies had six tackles behind the line
of scrimmage and six sacks for 70 yards.
Virginia Tech was ahead 10-7 at half-
time, but could have been up 23-7. The
Hokies missedtwo field goals and Bryan
Still let a touchdown pass slip through
his hands early in the second quarter.
On an abnormally chilly afternoon,
Miami startedout cold, committing five
offensive penalties on the first 12 plays
and rushing for just 2 yards in the first
quarter.
Virginia Tech drove to the Miami 4
on its first possession, but came away
with nothing when Atle Larsen's low
field goal attempt was blocked.
The next time Tech got the ball, Jim
Druckenmiller completed a47-yard pass

to Still, whose diving catch at the 1 was
followed by Dwayne Thomas' dive into
the end zone.
Washington State 24, UCLA 15
Jay Dumas returned a punt 72 yards
for a touchdown as Washington State
built a 24-0 lead over No. 16 UCLA,
then hung on 24-15 Saturday.
Washington State (2-1, 1-0 Pacific-
10) manhandled the Bruins in the first
half, holding UCLA to 38 yards while
running up 239.
For the second consecutive week,
UCLA (2-2, 0-2 Pac-10) was unable to
complete a second-half comeback, de-
spite an animated sideline pep talk by
coach Terry Donahue during a timeout
early in the third period.
Cougars quarterback Chad Davis
completed 16 of 25 for 151 yards and a
touchdown, while running backs Frank
Madu and Derek Sparks combined for
171 yards rushing.
Washington State scored two quick
touchdowns late in the first quarter and
never trailed.
Dumas caught Chris Sailer's punt at
the Washington State 28 and picked his
way through tacklers up the middle of
the field. On the next series, Washing-
ton State's Derek Henderson recovered
Karim Abdul-Jabbar's fumble on the
UCLA 34. Three plays later, Davis hit
tight end Eric Moore on a 20-yard scor-
ing pass for a 14-0 lead.
Sparks put the Cougars up 21-0 with
a 7-yard scoring run in the second quar-
ter, capping a 77-yard drive. Tony Tru-
ant made a 41-yard field goal in the
final seconds of the second quarter for
a 24-0 halftime lead.

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Virginia Tech's William Yarborough snags Miami quarterback Ryan Collins In the
second quarter of the Hoses' 13-7 win. Collins was injured on the play and forced
to leave the ,game. The loss was Miami's first to an unranked team In 11. years.

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