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New Braunfels Herald-Zeitung (Newspaper) - November 25, 2000, New Braunfels, Texas Page 2B HBRALDZBITUNO Saturday November Comhuskers keep BCS hopes afive with lastsecond FG scoring once in the second half and that of 27 and 2 yards The Huskers had tied returned it 39 yards for a touchdown It was by blocking a field goal it at 24 earlier in the quarter on a 20yard was the first career TD for Polk a senior LINCOLN Neb AP Josh field goal 29yard field goal as time expired gave Nebraska 92 62 Big 12 has won Nebraska No 8 No 9 nine straight over Colorado but the last Colorado 38 35 ended a disap field goal by who was only 3 linebacker who was playing in his final AP a 3432 win over Colorado Friday five have been by a total of 15 points pointing season with an even more dis fpr7 coming into the game game at Memorial Stadium appointing loss After Browns kick sev Johnson put Colorado up 2421 with a Crouch gave Nebraska a 144 lead eral Buffaloes were face down on the Bowl keeping the Comhuskers slim Championship Series hopes alive Colorado looked like it was headed for an upset victory after Craig Ochs touch down pass and 2point conversion put the Buffaloes ahead 3231 with 47 sec onds left But Eric Crouch who ran for three touchdowns directed a 47yard drive that ended on Browns field goal Crouch ran for 125 yards on 19 carries and was 1 1 for 17 for 139 yards He was 3for4 in the final drive including a 17 yard pass to Bobby Newcombe with less than 10 seconds left that set up Browns 1B pass attempts for 205 yards with no interceptions and he was look Jng for No 7 everytime he dropped back to pass The coaches gave us a great cv Fuller said Cody and I were zoning we had each others number tonight We knew they t were trying to man up a little and they really hadnt played anybody r that can throw the ball like we do and we took advantage of it no While the Rangers passing game was clicking running back Clint Haney kept things balanced with 148 yards on 26 carries but the offense had to watch in the final 90 seconds as the Rattlers moved down the field Fuller said it was a little nerve racking but when Conway stepped in front of the Jerry Montemayor pass it was euphoria on the Ranger sidelines When Conway made that play it was like somebody upstairs was telling us this was our time it was a great Fuller said The two teams traded blows all game long The Rangers struck first taking the opening posses sion and driving 83 yards Bybee connected with Fuller on an 8r yard scoring toss to end the 15 play drive that used the first off the clock Reagan Schneiders first of six successful point after kicks made it 70 The Rattlers responded with a scoring drive of thenown on their first possession San Marcos heeded only seven plays to cover 78 yards in with Lukinrick Ellison scoring from twoyards out The extra point kick by Travis Salinas tied the game at 77 Smithson Valley went three and on their next possession To make matters worse for the Rangers Van Kleef bobbled the snap on the punt attempt and was tackled at the Rangers 19yard line The Rattlers only needed one Juan Batiste run up the middle to take their first lead of the game Salinas pushed the kick wide right making the score 137 with 52 seconds gone hi the second Quarter The San Marcos lead did not last long Fuller made a handful of great catches including two touchdown catches from Bybee from 34 and 25 yards The Rangers regained the lead on the The Huskers who needed overtime to beat the Buffaloes 3330 last year are done until their bowl game which prob ably wont be determined until next weekend With nine wins the Huskers are eligi artificial turf as the Comhuskers swarmed Brown Cortlen Johnson led the Buffaloes with 155 yards on 26 carries and three touch ble for a BCS atlarge berth but were not downs Ochs completed 25of41 for 254 mpressve Saturday until their final drive Nebraska rumbled four times los ing three had two kickoffs go out of bounds a punt blocked botched a punt return when the ball bounced off a block ers helmet and missed a field goal Nebraska only kept Colorado from yards His 15yard pass to John Minardi yards on 12 plays for the lead 2yard touchdown run early in the fourth with left in the first quarter on a 27 quarter Colorado took a 1714 lead on yard run set up by Randy Stellas Johnsons 2yard run with left in the blocked field goal third quarter The Buffaloes had recov Mark Mariscal cut the lead to 143 with ered a bad pitch by Crouch Nebraskas a 32yard field goal eight seconds into third fumble of the game and drove 73 the second quarter The Huskers helped and completion to Javon Green put Colorado in position for the upyet before Nebraskas final drive Crouch gave the Huskers a 3124 lead on a 26yard TD runNwith left to play after having scored earlier on runs Johnson was the first back to break 100 yards against the Huskers since Notre Darnel Arnaz Battle ran for 107 in the second game of the season Carlos Polk intercepted an Ochs pass the Buffaloes with penalties for rough ingthepasser and pass interference Johnson got Colorado within 1410 on a 39yard touchdown run with left in the first half The Buffaloes opened the drive at the Nebraska 47 the fourth time in HS FOOTBALL HK3H SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFF RESULTS CLASS SA DIVISION I Area Midland Lee 45 EP Franklin 14 Lawjsvllle 101 vs Ouncanvllle 4 Saturday Texas Stadium Region H North Mesqulte 16 Tyler Lee 10 OT The Woodlands 82 vs Copperas Cove 2 Saturday 2 Saturday Alamo Heights Stadium San Antonio Region HI Houston Lamar 83 vs Allet Hastings 8 Saturday Astrodome Aldlne Elsenhower 45 Peartand 14 Region IV Austin WesHaka 42 SA Holmes 28 Carrot 7 Donna 6 ff MVWIONHAnM Region Monterey 49 EP 23 r Fossil Ridge 83 vs Arlington Lamar 7 Saturday Texas Stadium i Cooper 44 EP Del VaHe 22 I 66 vs De Solo 1 Vi TBXM Stadium Tyter 21 Piano 13 i Langham Creek 83 vs Round Rpck Saturday Kyle Field Station i 83 vs Aden Saturday i ISP Stadium i FaHs 83 vs Waco 1 pm on the second play of the game and the half they started in Huskers territory Horned Frogs thump rival Mustangs 627 BY JAIME ARON AP Sports Writer DALLAS Although LaDainian Tomlinson sealed his second straight NCAA rushing title went over yards for the season and had a down run he was only a bit player Friday night as No 13 Texas Christian beat rival Southern Methodist 627 The Horned Frogs 101 71 WAC hardly needed Tomlinson as they scored six straight touch downs in the second and third quarters The scoring streak actually went nine straight as a 43yard field goal was followed by a 34yard touchdown pass on fourthand4 and a 108yard kickoff return by LaTarence Dunbar College rules however credit him with a 100 yard return Casey Printers highlighted the rout with a careerhigh four touch down passes He also ran for a touchdown Printers tied his career high with 251 yards passing and set another careerbest with 90 yards rushing The blowout was a nice way for TCU to earn a share of the confer ence title and reach 10 wins for the first time since 1938 when it went 110 and won the national champi onship These Horned Frogs lost their shot at going to a BCS game by losing to San Jose State earlier this month Theyre headed to the Mobile Bowl on Dec 20 Tomlinson ran 26 times for 174 yards giving him yards this season No 4 alltime and yards in his career No 6 all Hes the eighth player to reach in a season IB K JESSIE SLATEMWeraldZeitung Smithson Valley aintor receiver Cody Fuller 7 catches a touchdown pass behind a San Marcos defender during Fridays Division I Area Championship game at Northeast Stadium in San Antonio The Rangers defeated the Rattlers 4234 34yard Fuller catch and Schneiders extra point with left in the first half The Rangers defense forced San Marcos three and out on the ensuing possession and with under a minute to play in the second quarter the Rangers went to work from the Rattlers 46 19 with to play in the third quarter San Marcos was able to keep that drive alive when Batiste picked up 26 yards on a fake punt Smithson Valley reclaimed the twotouchdown cushion on their ensuing possession driving 67 yards on 10 plays and using yardline Smithson Valley only off the clock Fuller capped the needed 38 seconds and five plays drive with his fourth touchdown of before Fuller recorded his first half hat trick with 14 seconds on the clock Smithson Valley extended the lead to 2813 on their first drive of between double coverage The score was the first of a combined four fourth quarter touchdowns as the second half thanks to great the teams traded big plays j Montemayor drove the Rattlers pass of the day and Brandon Ramirez took the wide receiver screen and raced 63 yards for a touchdown Smithson Valley was able to take about three minutes off the clock before the drive stalled and Van Kleefs punt pinned the Rattlers inside their own 20 The Rattlers were able to keep the game catching a fade pattern the drama in the game by method in the corner of the endzone in ically moving down the field field position A 7yard San Marcos punt allowed the Rangets to go to work from the San Marcos 32yardline Six plays later Bybee bulled his way over the goalline from a yard out San Marcos stayed in the game by putting together a longdrive that chewed up before Batiste scored from a yard out The Rangers defense tightened and down the field and scored on a 12 yard run and the twopoint conver sion to make the score 3527 with left But three plays latter Haney went up the middle and scampered 40 yards down the side line for Smithson Valleys final score of the game and a 4227 lead with just over five minutes to play The Rattlers were not done On stuffed the Rattlers twopoint con the first play of their next drive Batiste had a 20yard run Ellison picked up 15 and Montemayor completed passes of 9 and 10 yards before Conways game clinching interception that he returned 55 yards before being tackled with two seconds left in the game He broke on the ball really well and cut in front and intercepted it and of course the return was great but the main thing is we got the ball back and were able to run the clock Hill said Jason Minnix is the Sports Director at AM1420 KGNB and version run making tile score 28 Montemayor completed his first KNBT in New But Simms who had four pick offs returned for scores this sea son never wavered On Texasnext drive Simms hit Sloan Thbrhas on a deep out pat tern Thomas broke a tackle and turned it into a 55yard touchdown play Simms struck again later in the quarter when he pumpfaked on another out pattern and launched a 70yard bomb to B J Johnson that made it 3717 As the clock wound down in the final minute Simms turned to the crowd and waived his arms up and down as if all the expectations of him had been fulfilled The victory also helped Texas fulfill some of the high expecta tions the Longhoms had when they the started the season ranked in the Top 10 The win gives Texas its third consecutive ninewin season under coach Mack Brown the first time the Longhorns have accomplished that feat since 1981 83 It is also likely to put Texas back into the Top 10 for the first time since early September Johnsons 187 receiving yards broke the Texas freshman mark of 175 set earlier this season by Williams Kris Stockton had field goals of 34 31 and 30 yards to set a Texas singleseason record with 22 Farris who had returned to after a stint playing minor league baseball and had been praised by Aggies coaches for his poise this season finished with 290 yards passing and but made two critical turnovers His first pass of the game was picked off of by Greg Brown who returned it 10 yards for a 70 lead in theopening minutes trailed 107 in the second quarter when Farris killed a poten tial goahead drive with a fumble on the Texas 9 The game was the kind of shootout the 106yearold rivalry needed State bragging rights were over shadowed last year by the bonfire tragedy Twelve people and injured dozens more when the log stack for traditional pregame blaze collapsed The rivalry appeared back on track early in the week when the Longhorns defenders said Aggie fullback JaMar Toombs would fold if hit hard enough Toombs scored rushed for 126 yards and scored twice against Texas last year He managed just 53 yards on Friday and didnt score SCOREBOARD Saturday Waco ISO Stadium Region III Houston Madison 101 vs Katy 1 Saturday Astrodome Aldlne 27 Baytown Lee 6 Houston Washington 92 vs Aliel Elsik Galena Park North Shore 38 Aldlne Nlmltz 14 Region IV SA Marshall 24 SA Churchill 3 McAllen 28 Laredo Nixon 14 SA MacArthur 37 SA Hartandale 12 Edlnburg 20 Hartlngen 16 CLASS 4A DIVISION I ATM Region I Frenship61 EPYstetae WF Rider 65 vs FW Wyatt 1 Saturday Pennlngton Field Bedford Region H Demon Ryan 10 Dates White 6 Corslcana 16 Greenville 9 Region W Nedertand 38 Baton 7 Houston Forest Brook 110 vs Bay City 2 Saturday Pasadena Region IV Smithson Valley 42 San Marcos 34 8A RooMvelt 47 Alice 0 DIVISION U ATM Region I EP Riverside 83 vs Big Spring 3 Saturday Artesla WichHa Fata 110 vs Brownwpod 1 Saturday Gerald J Ford Stadium Dallas feP Parkland 83 vs Andrews 2 Saturday Andrews Southlftke Patroll 16 Stephenvtlte 7 Region U Waco University 56 vs Dallas Lincoln 2 Saturday Lumpkln Stadium Waxahachle Jacksonville 34 Mesqulte Poteet 31 3 OT Ennls 46 South Oak Cliff 12 Lancaster 74 vs Terrell 1 Saturday Memorial Stadium Mesqulte Region W Harker Heights 92 vs Beaumont Ozen Z Saturday Bowers Stadium Huntsvllle La Marque 19 Willis 14 Magnolia 56 vs West OrangeStark 10 Saturday Astrodome Dayton 74 vs Friendswood Saturday Memorial Stadium Pasadena Region IV Kerrville Tlvy 28 Austin LBJ 8 CC Calallen 19 Ftoresvllle 0 New Braunfels 28 Lake Travis 25 RockportFuHon 42 CC Flour Bluff 21 CLASS 3A DIVISION I Area HAfltaii i UttefleU 74 vs Limeea 6 Saturday Lowety Field Luobock Abilene WyVe 30 Aledo 10 Region II Everman 101 vs Kaufman Saturday Birdville ISD FAAC Haltom City Undale 101 vs DainoerflekJ 2 Saturday Homer B Johnson Stadium Garland Region HI Gateevjlle 34 Waco Robinson 24 Cleveland 26 Bridge City 20 Region IV BoHvWe 43 Banders 0 Sinton 36 Raymondvllle 18 DIVISION H Ares Muleshoe 26 Denver City 8 Ferris 47 Ballinger 28 Region II Commerce 27 Gainesville 14 Brownsboro 74 vs Spring Hill 2 Saturday Homer Bryce Stadium Nacogdoches Forney 41 WllmerHutchlns 8 Gladewater19 TatumO Region IN Martin 83 vs China Spring 2 Saturday Leo Buckley Stadium Killeen Newton 14 Rice Consolidated 9 Cameron Yoe 34 Mexla 0 Sweeny 31 Barbers Hill 7 Region IV La Grange 28 La Vemla 27 Yoakum13 FaHurrlase Hondo 35 Wlmbertey 14 Mathls 101 vs Orange Grove 2 Saturday Buccaneer Stadium Corpus Christ CLASSaA DIVISION I Ana SanfofdFritch 91 vs Midland Greenwood 8 1 Saturday Lowrey Field Lubbock Lake Worth29 Swestwater 10 Sonora 110 vs Idalou 6 Abilene Wylie Oney 29 Friona 7 Region N Pilot Point 13 Comanche 0 Farmersvllle 45 Godley 14 Region HI Arp 26 Elyslen Fields 8 CenterviHe 93 vs Son Augustine Saturday Jacksonville Region IV Blanco 74 vs Brookshlre Royal Saturday Wlmberley Poth 110 vs Kames City Saturday Bobcat Stadium San Marcos MVUNONHAiM il Stanton40 OzonalB Spearman 92 vs Hamlln Saturday Childress New Deal 20 Eldorado 7 Albany 34 Canadian 27 Region II Hlco 3 Henrietta 0 Whltewright 101 vs Grandvtew 7 Saturday BlrdvWe Stadium Haltom City Cellna 38 Gotdthwalte 7 Cooper 28 Rio Vista 17 Region III Omaha Paul Pewltt 65 vs Lone Oak 1 Saturday Gladewater Mart 110 vs HemphiU 1 Saturday Buddy Moorhead Stadium Conroe Troup 26 West Rusk 8 CorrtganCamden 20 Garrison 0 Region IV Jarred 16 Brazos 12 Refuglo 35 Nixon Smiley 6 Rogers 20 Ganado 6 Three Rivers 21 Banquets 13 CLASS1A Area Springlake 23 Wheeler 21 Iraan 56 Petersburg 27 Stratford 46 Sudan 7 Rankln 15 Paducah 13 Region D Roscoe 29 Cross Plains 0 PetroUa 73 vs Ceiasta Saturday Pennlngton Field Bedford CoinsvWe 34 Toiar 7 Region III BeckvUse KamackO Itasca 92 vs Bremond Saturday Leo Buckley Stadium KUleen Mount Enterprise 7 Simms Bowie 0 Wortham 30 Mildred 0 Region IV Falls City 28 Agua Dutee 13 High Island 29 Mllano 28 Shiner 35 Benavides 6 CLASS 6MAN Regional and H Whltharral 44 Follett 30 GrandfallsRoyalty 53 WellmanUnlon 52 Groom 69 UubudcKe 28 Highland 62 Sanderson 14 Regions HI and IV Trent 52 Woodson 6 Gustfne 83 vs Aqullla Saturday Hico Panther Creek 64 Strawn 14 Abbott 29 Blanket 14 TAPP8SA Finals Dallas Bishop Lynch 111 vs Addison Trinity Christian Saturday Floyd Casey Stadium Waco TAPW4A Finals Fort Worth Christian 84 vs Midland Christian Saturday Floyd Casey Stadium Waco TAPPS3A Finals Galveston OConnell 103 vs Katy Faith West 1 Saturday Floyd Casey Stadium Waco TAPP83A Finale RockwaH Christian 110 vs HaHettsvUle Sacred Heart 10 Saturday Floyd Casey Stadium Waco TAWS Mien SemlFlnela El Paso Jesus Chapel 120 vs dnenvUle Christen 2 Saturday QaH Dallas Metropolitan Christian 120 vs Abilene Christian 6 Saturday Gordon
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