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   Syracuse Herald Journal (Newspaper) - October 20, 1985, Syracuse, New York                               D4 Syracuse Herald October 1985 COLLEGE The Top 20 Iowa beats Michigan on final play Houghtlin's 29-yard field goal gives Hawkeyes narrow victory IOWA Iowa Rob Houghtlin kicked a 29-yard field his fourth of the onjhe game's final play Saturday to give No. I Iowa a 12-10 victory over sec- ond-ranked Michigan. Houghtlin's game-winner was his llth successful field goal in 14 attempts and made him a hero instead of a possible goat. He was short on a 44-yard at- tempt with remaining. It was the 19th meeting of No. 1 and No. 2 teams The triumph gave the Iowa Hawkeyes a 6-0 record for the first time since 1960 and nullified another strong effort by Michigan's top-ranked defensive which held the oppostion without a touchdown for the fifth time in six games. Houghtlin kicked a 35-yard field goal at of the second period and drilled a 27-yarder on the final play of the first half. Those field goals were sandwiched around a back-hand 6-yard pass from Michigan quarter- back Jim Harbaugh to fullback Gerald White for the game's only touchdown with left in the half. Houghtlin added a 36-yard field goal 40 seconds into the final period for a 9-7 Iowa but Michi- gan's Mike Gillette kicked a 40-yarder less than 3V6 minutes later and it seemed as though that might be enougli for the Wolverines' defense. The before a record Kinnick Stadium crowd of and representatives of seven bowl left Iowa and unranked Minnesota atop the Big Ten with 3-0 records. Unranked Hurricanes trip up the Oklahoma 27-14 Okla. Miami quarterback Vinny Testaverde threw for two touchdowns and ran for another as the unranked Hurricanes beat No. 3 in an in- tersectional game. a had touchdown passes of 56 and 35 yards on his way to a passing day. He also scored on a 4-yard bootleg run that gave Miami a 14-7 halftime lead. The scored their other points en third-quarter field goals of 20 and 36 yards by Greg Cox. Miami's pro-style offense had few problems against Oklahoma's rigid which came into the game ranked first in total defense. The Hurricanes finished with 375 yards in total of- fense about 250 more than the Sooners had allowed their previous three opponents. The Oklahoma offense suffered a major setback in the second quarter when quarterback Troy Aikman broke his left ankle. Aikman had com- pleted six of seven passes for 131 yards and a touchdown before the injury. Texas gets kick out of beating the footless 15-13 Ark. Texas' Jeff his Arkansas Greg missed three as the Longhorns beat the fourth-ranked Razorbacks 15- 13 in a Southwest Conference game. Safety John Hagy preserved the victory when he intercepted Mark Calcagni's pass at the Texas 22 with seconds remaining. Ward's field goals were from a per- sonal-best 55 and 34 yards. In his first two years at Ward made 27 of 35 and Longhorn Coach Fred Akers once said he didn't know of a kicker in the country he'd rather have than Ward. who had made only 58 percent of his 50 career missed from 40 and 33. QB Bell passes Florida Gators over outmanned SW Louisiana Fla. Florida's Kerwin snapping out of a two-game passing threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns to lead the fifth-ranked Gators to a 45-0 rout of Southwestern Louisi- ana. The TD including one covering 70 yards to Neal Anderson and another of 55 yards to Ray were the sopho- more quarterback's first since Sept. 28 when Bell threw three against Mississippi State to give him 10 in Florida's first three games. Eric Hodges also hauled in a 12-yard TD pass from and Anderson scored a 1-yard run in the second quarter when he became the Gators' career touchdown leader. second in the nation in passing completed 15 of 22 passes before leaving the game late in the third quarter with Florida lead- ing 38-0. His backup. Rodney teammed with Hodges on a 66-yard scoring play on his first pass attempt. Nebraska's Klein kicks seven field goals in 28-20 victory Mo. Dale demoted to second team just two weeks tied an NCAA record with seven field goals and lifted seventh- ranked Nebraska to a 28-20 Big Eight victory over upset-minded Missouri. Klein had only six career field goals coming into the but set an NCAA record with five 3-pointers in the first taking the Huskers into intermission with a 15-7 lead. The sophomore walk-on became the only kicker in NCAA history to go 7-for-7 in a game when he booted a 43-yarder with left. The seven total field goals tied the NCAA record and shattered the Big Eight mark of five. His with 23 seconds left in the third came after the 28-point underdog Tigers had closed to within 15-13 on a 13-yard touch- .down run by quarterback Warren Seitz. Doug following a fourth-quarter Mis- souri scampered 22 yards for Nebraska's .only touchdown and a 25-13 lead. Dubose wound up with 194 yards on 26 carries. After Seitz' 13-yard scoring run in the third the Tigers attempted a two-point conver- sion but the ball was fumbled on the snap from center. Nebraska raised its record tc 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Eight. Missouri dropped to 0-6 and 0-2. UPl Iowa's Rob Houghtlin leaves little doubt his game-winning field goal is good. A P's Top 20 at a g 1 a nee week's schedule 1. Iowa defeated 12-10. 2. Micnigan lost 10 3. Oklahoma lost to 27-14. 4. Arkansas lost to 15-13. 5. Florida defeated Southwest 45-0. 6. Pmn State defeated 24-20. 7. Nebraska defeated 28-20. 8. Auburn defeated Georgia 17-14. 9. Brigham Young defeated New 45-23. 10. Air defeated Colordao 35-19. 11. Ohio defeated 41-27. 12. Oklahoma State was Idle. 13. Florida State defeated 76-14. 14. Baylor defeated Texas 20-15. 15. Alabama lost to 16-14. 16. Georgia tied VanderbJIt. 13-13. 17. Louisiana State defeated 10-0. 18. ULCA defeated Washington 31-30. 19. Army lost to Notre 24-10. 20. Tennessee defeated 16-14. 1. lowa at Northwestern. 2. Micmgan muidiid. 3. Oklahoma vs. lowa State. 4. Arkansas vs. Houston. 5. Florida vs. Virginia Tech. 6. Penn State vs. West Virginia. 7. Nebraska vs. Colorado. 8. Auburn vs. Mississppi State. 9. Brigham Young vs. Texas-El Paso. 10. Air Force vs. Utah. 11. Ohio State at Minnesota. 12. Oklahoma State at Kansas. 13. Florida State at North Carolina. 14. Baylor vs. Texas Christian. 15. Alabama at Memphis State. 16. Georgia vs. Kentucky. 17. LSU is idle. 18. UCLA vs. California. 19. Army vs. Colgate. 20. Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech. Auburn's Bo Jackson rambles as the Tigers nip Georgia Tech ATLANTA Auburn's Bo en route to his fourth 200-yard rushing game of the exploded for a 76-yard touchdown run in the final period to boost the eighth-ranked Tigers to a 17-14 victory over Georgia Tech. had to rely on its defense in the fourth period to protect the victory over the Yellow 4-2. The Tigers' defense twice stopped Georgia Tech in the final period on fourth-and-inches situ- ations inside Auburn's 35-yard line. Bosco throws for 585 yards as BYU raSHes for win N.M. Quarterback Robbie Bosco threw for a Western Athletic Con- ference 585 yards and four touchdowns as No. 9 Brigham Young rallied in the second half to subdue New Mex- 45-23. Bosco completed 11 straight passes and guided the defending national cham- pions to two quick second half touchdowns that keyed the Cougars' rally in the game that saw the two teams throw 105 passes. Bosco completed 42 of 61 passes in breaking the previous WACpassing yardage mark of 571 yards set by BYU's Marc Wilson against Utah in 1977. the Cougars' Heisman Trophy candi- threw three TD passes in the second half when BYU broke the game open. Ground-oriented Colorado St. can't stop unbeaten Air Force FORT Colo. Quarterback Bart Weiss awoke his sluggish team by directing two fourth-quarter touchdown and free safety Scott Thomas added an- other score on a 36-yard inter- ception return as lOth-ranked Air Force held off Colorado State 35-19 in Western Athletic Conference ac- tion. The which raised the Falcons' overall record to 7-0 and WAC mark to spoiled a workhorse effort by CSU fullback Steve who rushed 47 times for 207 yards and scored once. Byars return at tailback lifts Ohio State over 41-27 Ohio Ohio State tailback Keith appearing in his first game of the 1985 scored two touchdowns in the last as the llth-ranked Buck- eyes outlasted Big Ten foe Pur- 41-27. Ohio State moved to 5-1 over- all and 2-1 in the Big while Purdue fell to 3-3 and 1-2. Byars picked up 106 yards on 23 carries in his debut after missing the first five games since breaking his foot during a Labor Day workout. It was the tailback's 1-yard touchdown dive with remaining that broke a 27-27 deadlock and provided the winning points. Bvars' late heroics overcame a the passing of Purdue quarterback Jim who completed 35 of 55 passes for two touchdowns and 497 yards. But the last two Boilermaker drives came to a halt when Everett had passes picked off by Ohio State linebackers Byron Lee and Chris Spiel- man. After the first Byars added a 9- yard clinching score with remaining. Ohio State rolled to a 17-0 lead in the game's first minutes. Purdue gave the ball away on its first pos- session when tight end Jon Hayes fumbled after a 21-yard completion from Everett. Florida St. rolls up the score in an easy 76-14 win over Tulsa Fla. Eric Thomas passed for Uvo touchdowns and backup quarter- back Chip Ferguson tossed three more as 13th- ranked Florida State mauled Tulsa 76-14 and set several school records. Thomas passed 21 yards to Pat Carter and 34 yards to Hassan Jones for first- half touchdowns. Ferguson came in in the third period and hurled TD strikes of 20 yards to and 15 and 9 yards to Phillip Bryant. The victory was the most lopsided in Florida State surpassing a 59-point victory over Louisville in 1953. It also marked the highest Seminole point total in games recognized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association. The old mark was 66 against Memphis State in 1979. Southwest Conference-leading Baylor tops Texas 20-15 Texas Ralph Stockemer's fourth-down plunge into the end zone from a yard out with to play carried the Southwest Con- ference-leading Baylor Bears to a 20-15 victory over Texas The 14th-ranked who arc rid 4-0 iii play ctiid G-I ovuj Lraveifcu 75 yards in 16 plays for the game-winner. The Aggies dropped to 2-1 in the league race and 4-2 overall. The Bears beat back a last-ditch drive wnen Kon intercepted a pass on the Bay- lor 20 to seal the victory. Kip Corrington's 40-yard interception return fora touchdown and Eric Franklin's 41-yard field goal had given a 15-14 lead early in the fourth period. Crucial interception helps Tennessee upend 16-14 Ala. Carlos Reveiz kicked three field goals and Dale Jones came up with a crucial interception after star quarterback Tony Robinson was knocked out of the game as 20th-ranked Tennessee edged No. 15 Ala- bama 16-14 in a Southeastern Conference game. Reveiz's third field goal of the a came with left in the game and gave the Vols a 16-7 lead just two plays after Robinson left fioM with an injured right knee. Mike Shula then completed four passes for 57 yards in a 61-yard Crimson Tide drive that ended with Shula's 19-yard scoring toss to Bobby Humphrey with to play. Tennessee hammered out one first down on a 27-yard run by Keith but a clipping pen- alty later forced a and Shula appeared to have the Tide on the roll again. Shula quickly hit on three passes for 38 yards before on a picked off the pass just as Shula released giving the Vols the ball at their own 47. Vanderbilt misses a winning field ties 13-13 Tenn. Vanderbilt place- kicker Alan Herline missed a 44-yard field goal attempt as time ran leaving the Commodores with a 13-13 tie against 16th- ranked and heavily favored Georgia in a Southeastern Con- ference game. who had booted 3-pointers of 18 and 46 yards earlier in the saw his attempt at a game-winner fall off to the right of the goal leaving a homecoming crowd of disap- pointed despite seeing the 21-point underdog Commodores hold Georgia's ground-crunching offense scoreless in the second half. The tie leaves Georgia with a 4-1-1 overall rec- ord and a 1-1-1 SEC while Vanderbilt now stands 2-4-1 and 0-2-1. i. lie OUllilllUUUl Vandertnlt cornerback Kermit Sykes snuffed out Georgia's final offensive drive of the day with an interception of a James Jackson pass at the Vandy 24-yard line with remaining. Kentucky falls in final quarter as LSU rallies for 10-0 triumph BATON La. Third-string quarterback Doug Powell directed the sputtering offense of 17th-ranked Louisiana State to two fourth-quarter scores and a 10-0 victory over Kentucky in a Southeastern Conference game. Powell drove LSU 28 yards on a rain-soaked setting up a 43-yard field goal by Ron who had missed two previous attempts. The LSU touchdown came on a 10-yard run by Dalton Billiard with 37 seconds left in the game. Linebacker Michael Brooks intercepted a Kevin Dooley pass at the Kentucky 25 and ran it to the 10-yard line to set up the score. UCLA spoils conversion pass to preserve win over Wash. St. Wash. UCLA tackle Frank Batchkoff batted away a conversion pass by Washington State quarterback Mark Rypien to preserve a come-from- behind victory for the 18th- ranked Bruins in Pacific-10 Con- ference action. The Cougars went for two points following run- ning back Rueben Mayes' 2-yard touchdown run with to play. Washington State faced third-and-goal from tbp line straight plete but a pass interference call on UCLA cornerback Chuckie Miller gave the Cougars a first-and-goal from the 2. Mayes scored on the next play. Irish avoid their third straight loss with win over 24-10 SOUTH Ind. Steve Beuerlein passed for one touchdown and set up two others to lead Notre Dame over 19th-ranked and pre- viously undefeated 24- 10. The averting a third straight defeat amid reports that embattled Coach Gerry Faust's job was on the recovered an Army fumble on the second play of the went in for a touchdown and never looked back. Beuerlein set it up with a 17-yard pass 10 Alvin Miller and Pernell Taylor went over from the 1-yard line for the score. The next time the Irish gained Beuerlein hit Tim Brown with a 19-yard touch- down pass for a 14-0 lead. Army cut the margin to 14-10 on a 4-yard touchdown run by Bill Lampley and a 22-yard field goal by Craig Stopa. But Notre Dame came right back with 82-yard touchdown march that ended with Allen Pin- kett's 1-yard dive. Beuerlein completed four passes in the drive for 46 yards. The Irish put it out of reach on a 21-yard field goal by John Carney with left in the con- test. tit   

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