New Braunfels Herald Zeitung (Newspaper) - September 10, 2005, New Braunfels, Texas
Page IGA — Herald-Zeitung — Saturday, September IO, 2005On TV UT meets Buckeyes under the lights in this year’s Big Game
Major league baseball — Red
Sox at Yankees, noon. FOX; Astros at Brewers, 6 p.m., KBEJ; Athletics at Rangers, 7 p m., TW Channel 50
Golf — European German Masters, third round, 7 a m., GOLF; LPGA Solheim Cup, second round, 8 a m., GOLF; PGA Canadian Open, third round, 2:30 p.m„ ESPN
Auto racing — Formula One Belgian GP qualifying, 6 a.m., SPEED; ARCA Series, 1 p.m., SPEED; NASCAR Nextel Cup Chevy Rock and Roll 400,6:30 p.m., TNT; NHRA Junior Dragster Finals, 12:30 a.m., ESPN2
College football — Kansas State at Marshall, 9:30 a.m., ESPN2; Notre Dame at Michigan,
11 a.m., ABC; Clemson at Maryland, 11 a.m., ESPN; Tulsa at Oklahoma, 11:30 a m., PSN; Colorado State at Minnesota, 1 p.m., ESPN2; Iowa at Iowa State, 2:30 p.m., ABC; South Carolina at Georgia. 4:30 p.m., ESPN; Boise State at Oregon State, 5:30 p.m., FSN; Wake Forest at Nebraska, 6 p.m.. TBS; Texas at Ohio State, 7 p.m., ABC; LSU at Arizona State. 8:15 p.m., ESPN; New Mexico State at Colorado, 9 p.m., FSN
Tennis — U.S. Open doubles and singles semifinals, 11 a.m., 7 p.m.. CBS
Boxing — Featherweights Pacquialo vs, Velazquez; lightweights Morales vs. Raheem,
8:45 p.m., HBOOn Radio
Major league baseball —
Astros at Brewers, 5:40 p.m., KGNB-AM 1420
College football — Texas Tech at Florida International, 5 p.m., KSJL-AM 810; Baylor vs. Sam-ford. 5:30 p.m., KRPT-FM 92.5; Southern Utah at Texas State, 6 p.m., KTSW-FM 89.9; Texas at Ohio State, WOAI-AM 1200. KVET-AM 1300, KVET-FM 98.1
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Both No. 2 Texas and No. 4 Ohio State want to be at the top at tile end of the season. For one of them, that dream could be gone after the second game.
“You don’t want to say that a national championship is at stake so early in the season but, yeah,” said linebacker Anthony Schlegel, bom in Texas, but a Buckeye these days. “And it definitely means a lot to both teams so far as where they go for the rest of the season."
When the teams meet for the first time tonight, a crowd of more than 104,000 will be on hand at Ohio Stadium as well as a prime-time television audience.
“The whole country will be watching,” Texas offensive line
man Will Allen said.
Texas (1-0) has its annual Red River Shootout with Oklahoma, and Ohio State (1-0) its yearly clash with Michigan. Compared to those, players from both sides say this is a typical Saturday.
“We see it as just any other game,” Longhorns defensive end Tim Crowder said. “They are just another team trying to get in our way of getting to the promised land.”
Still, the sea of fans, the bright lights and what’s at stake all seem to go against this as just a typical Saturday.
Texas coach Mack Brown said his team will savor the moment.
“Our guys like going into those kinds of arenas,” he said. “Mow many kids get to play in
front of 100,000 people that all want you to get beat? It is kind of a fun thing to compete in that environment. It sends a message about your toughness, your confidence and your togetherness.”
Whether he believes it, or if it’s just gamesmanship, Brown also said that most of the pressure is on Ohio State.
“Sometimes when you are playing at home, it puts more pressure on the kids,” Brown said. “When they lose on the road it’s huge, but when they lose at home it’s bigger. When you’ve got that many people cheering for you, there is a certain amount of pressure not to let them down.”
Texas, chasing its first national championship in 35 years, is led by quarterback Vince Young. Considered one of the top challengers to reigning Heisman Trophy winner Matt Leinart of (JSC, Young
Clemens, Astros bow to Brewers, 7-4
MIIWAUKKR (AP) — Roger Clemens lasted just three innings in his shortest start in more than a year, and die Milwaukee Brewers spoiled Jeff Bagwells return from the disabled list with a 7-4 victory over the I louston Astros on Friday night.
Clemens gave up five runs, tying a season high, on five hits and five walks in losing his third straight decision. His major league-leading FRA jumped from 1.57 to 1.78.
It is Clemens’ longest singleseason losing streak in five years.
Despite the loss, I louston remained a half-game ahead of the Florida Marlins for the National League wild card with Florida’s 12-5 defeat Friday at Philadelphia.
I.J. I lardy and Damian Miller homered oft Clemens (11 -7) as the Brewers (70-71) moved
within one game of .500. The 70 victories are the most since 2000, when Milwaukee went
Doug Davis gave up three runs and six hits in five innings to earn his 10th win in his 14th try. He struck out six.
Davis (10-10) last won on June 22, and had IO no-deci-sions since.
Derrick llimbow pitched the ninth for his 30th save in 33 chances, including ninth straight.
The outing was Clemens’ shortest since Aug. 18, 2004, when he pitched three innings at Philadelphia, giving up four runs and five hits on 47 pitches in a no-decision.
Clemens, who entered the game with a 0.52 ERA on the road, struggled from the start. I lardy hit a first-inning homer to left, and after Jason Lane’s
homer tied it, Miller hit a two-run drive in the second for the Brewers.
Clemens had given up just eight home runs all season.
Athletics 9, Rangers 8
ARLINGTON (AP) — Erie Chavez drove in four runs, Marie Ellis homered and had four hits for Oakland.
Mark Kotsay also homered and got three hits for the As, and Dan Johnson added a home run as Oakland remained 11/2 games behind Qeveland in the AL wild-card race. Jason Kendall had three hits.
Mark Teixeira hit his 37th homer and knocked in five runs for Texas to reach 120 RBIs. His three-run shot off doser Huston Street in the ninth cut it to 9-8, but Street retired Alfonso Soriano on a routine fly for his 19th save.
rushed for 1,079 yards and passed for 1,849 more a year ago as the Longhorns went 11-1 and ended up No. 5 in the nation.
The Longhorns return most of their skill-position players on offense and nine starters on defense from a team that beat Michigan in last year’s Rose Bowl — and beating Michigan is something that definitely got the Buckeyes' attention.
“That’s what a top-5 team should look like,” Ohio State coach Jim Ttessel said.
Young is good friends with his Buckeyes counterpart, Toy Smith. Smith called Young after Texas’ 60-3 rout of Louisiana-Lafayette last Saturday.
“Congratulations, first and foremost,” Smith said he told Young. “And just be ready when you come up this way.”
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Texas State seeks 1st 2-0 start in 9 years
an explosive offense,” Bailiff said. “When you lose an opener you’re going to look deep, so we expect them to come back strong this week.”
The receivers Bailiff referenced were first-team all-Great West wide receiver Jerome Eason, who had seven touchdowns and 806 receiving yards in 2004, and Joey Hew Len, a transfer from Hawaii who last week had 107 yards receiving and two touchdowns.
It is unlikely this week’s game will turn into a shootout, but if it does, it will stem from the play of Texas State starting quarterback Barrick Nealy, who last week moved to No. 2 on the
and force the Longhorns to rely on Young's passing.
“The thing with Texas is they have so many weapons, but I really think the speed of our defense will help us,” Schlegel said.
Smith, coming off an NCAA-mandated two-game suspension, will share time with Justin Zwick at quarterback. The Buckeyes also have nine holdovers on defense and most of their key players back on offense.
A lot of the Longhorns’ attention will be drawn to Ohio State kick-returner and wide receiver Ted Ginn Jr. The sophomore sprinter caught a 42-yard touchdown pass in last week’s 34-14 win over Miami (Ohio).
“This is a player’s dream to be in a big-time game like this,” Ginn said. “To go out at night at 8 o’clock, the only game on TV, and it goes all over the world — sure, it’s a dream.”
school’s all-time passing yardage list. Nealy says heading into this season he feels more comfortable with the offense than he ever has before.
“After the all the changes we have gone through, at this point in my career, I feel like there isn t an offense I couldn’t pick up,” Nealy said. “But being here in this offense now for a second year, there is no way to tell you what that means to me.”
With a chance to go 2-0 for the first time in nine years hanging in the balance, it might be easy for a team to lose focus of what it needs to do, but Bailiff is not ready to let that happen.
“We are going to just play them one game at a time, this week it’s Southern Utah,” Bailiff said. “We want to play as the smartest football team on the field, and the hardest working team off the field."
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