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The East : Badanjek Makes Quick Recovery, Leads Maryland

September 15, 1985|From Times Wire Services

Maryland running back Rick Badanjek missed three days of practice with a bruised left thigh last week but didn't miss a step Saturday in helping 17th-ranked Maryland defeat Boston College, 31-13, at Foxboro, Mass.

Badanjek, who didn't practice until Thursday, had 15 carries for 89 yards and a touchdown.

"He said he was at full speed, and I guess he was," Maryland Coach Bobby Ross said.

Boston College, playing without injured starting tailback Troy Stradford, rushed for 57 yards in 29 carries and fell to 1-2. Maryland is 1-1.

The Terrapins broke the game open in the fourth quarter. Leading 17-13, Stan Gelbaugh hit Eric Holder with a 10-yard touchdown pass to cap a 12-play, 80-yard drive.

Defensive tackle Scott Tye then recovered a fumble by Eagle quarterback Shawn Halloran on Boston College's one-yard line, and Badanjek scored on the next play to give Maryland a 31-13 lead with 9:46 left.

Penn State 27, Temple 25--The 11th-ranked Nittany Lions built a 14-point halftime lead on the running of D.J. Dozier and passing of quarterback John Shaffer, then held on to win at State College, Pa.

Penn State, which gained 153 yards rushing and 198 yards passing, stalled in the second half when Dozier was knocked out of the game in the first minute of the third quarter because of a groin injury. Shaffer, who completed 12 of 22 passes in the first half, was 3 of 14 for 22 yards in the second half.

The Nittany Lions (2-0) have won 11 straight over Temple (0-2) in a series they lead 19-3-1.

Temple, led by tailback Paul Palmer's 206 yards in 30 carries, closed in on the Lions in the third quarter after sacking Shaffer and recovering his fumble at the Penn State 46. Five plays later, Palmer ran 29 yards for a touchdown to make it 24-17 with 1:24 left in the period.

After a Penn State field goal made it 27-17 with 6:28 remaining in the game, Temple drove 72 yards in seven plays, with Palmer rushing for 58 yards, including the final 10 for his second touchdown. A two-point conversion made it 27-25 with 3:34 remaining. Penn State, however, with the help of a 58-yard kickoff return by freshman Blair Thomas, drove to a first down at the Temple four-yard line as time ran out.

West Virginia 20, Duke 18--Linebackers Van Richardson and Matt Smith sacked Duke quarterback Steve Slayden on an attempted two-point conversion pass with 29 seconds remaining as West Virginia withstood two fourth-quarter touchdowns to win at Morgantown, W.Va.

Fullback Tracy Smith dove for a two-yard touchdown, capping a 71-yard drive, to move the Blue Devils within two points. Slayden then rolled left and was tackled at the 13-yard line by Richardson and Smith as the Mountaineers improved to 2-0. Duke is 1-1.

Trailing 17-6 after three quarters, the Blue Devils drove 61 yards, scoring on Smith's two-yard run with 10:38 remaining to make it 17-12.

West Virginia (2-0) then made it 20-12 on a field goal before the Blue Devils (1-1) scored their second touchdown.

Wake Forest 30, Boston University 0--Foy White passed for 126 yards and two touchdowns as Wake Forest scored three times in the third quarter at Boston.

Deacon running back Michael Ramseur rushed for one touchdown and caught eight of White's 18 completions for 59 yards.

Army 48, Western Michigan 6--Army rolled to its biggest opening-day victory in 30 years with this win at West Point, N.Y. In 1955, Army beat Furman, 81-0, in its opener.

Army opened the scoring with a two-man, 78-yard touchdown run on the first play of its second possession. Rob Healy swung left on a quarterback keeper and cut sharply upfield carrying the ball to midfield before pitching to Clarence Jones, who sprinted the final 50 yards. Army rushed for six touchdowns.

Western Michigan, shut out by Northern Illinois in its opener last week and unable to cross midfield in the first half against Army, avoided its second shutout when Jon Van Slooten passed two yards to Kelly Spielmaker for a touchdown with 1:15 seconds to play.

Holy Cross 24, Colgate 21--Gill Fenerty set a Crusader rushing record and scored the decisive touchdown from two yards out with six minutes left as Holy Cross won at Worcester, Mass.

Fenerty, who also scored on a 65-yard run, rushed for 230 yards, giving him a career total of 2,542 yards, breaking Joe Wilson's mark of 2,350, set in 1970-1972.

Holy Cross led, 17-0, in the second quarter before Colgate rallied to take a 21-17 lead.

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