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East Roundup : Bombs Help Air Force Sweep Past Navy, 24-7

October 13, 1985|From Times Wire Services

Air Force quarterback Bart Weiss completed only two passes, but both were long--gaining 60 and 53 yards to set up two touchdowns--as the unbeaten Falcons defeated Navy, 24-7, Saturday before a record crowd of 35,663 at Annapolis, Md.

Weiss, who attempted only seven passes, also engineered a 44-yard scoring drive on the ground as the 13th-ranked Falcons ran their unbeaten streak to six this season and nine dating back to last year--the longest winning streak in major college football.

Air Force did not get a first down in the first quarter and was mired deep in its end of the field early in the second quarter when Weiss connected with wide receiver Ken Carpenter for 60 yards. Two plays later, fullback Johnny Smith scored from the three.

Midway through the fourth quarter, with Air Force leading, 17-7, Weiss hit tight end Hugh Brennan for 53 yards, setting up halfback Randy Jones' two-yard touchdown run.

It was the fourth straight victory for Air Force over Navy, which is 1-4 this season.

Pitt 24, North Carolina St. 10--With starting quarterback John Congemi on the bench in the second half with an ankle injury, the Panthers used a strong rushing attack to win at Pittsburgh.

Pitt running back Charles Gladman, who finished with 176 rushing yards, ignited the Panthers' offense after the underdog Wolfpack had taken a 10-0 lead. Freshman Brian Davis ran 24 yards for the go-ahead touchdown early in the fourth quarter.

The Panthers held a 290-14 edge in rushing yardage, but Congemi and backup Joe Felitsky completed only four passes for no yards, while Wolfpack quarterback Erik Kramer completed 15 of 29 passes for 252 yards.

"Gladman softened up their defense and then we brought Brian Davis in," Pittsburgh Coach Foge Fazio said. "Gladman was running wild. We've got three good backs (Gladman, Davis and A.B. Brown)."

The loss was the fifth in a row for North Carolina State (1-5). Pittsburgh is 3-2-1.

Army 45, Boston College 14--Tory Crawford and Clarence Jones each rushed for three touchdowns as Army won at West Point. Crawford, Jones and Doug Black all rushed for more than 100 yards as the Cadets had 505 yards in 79 carries to improve to 5-0.

Army, which has won eight straight, last got off to a 5-0 start in 1950.

Boston College, which defeated Army, 45-31, last season, fell to 3-4.

Temple 14, Rutgers 13--Lee Saltz passed 13 yards to wide receiver Willie Marshall for a touchdown with 1:57 left to play, and Bill Wright added the extra point to give Temple a Homecoming victory at Philadelphia.

Temple linebacker John Smith made a one-handed interception at the Owls' 49-yard line to set up the winning six-play drive.

Temple is 3-3, Rutgers 0-4-1.

Yale 19, Holy Cross 15--Backup quarterback Kelly Ryan threw an eight-yard touchdown pass to Mike Stewart with 28 seconds left to give Yale (2-1) a victory at New Haven, Conn. Holy Cross is 3-2.

Ryan, a sophomore, entered the game with 1:40 remaining and hit 5 of 8 passes during a 78-yard drive.

Princeton 31, Columbia 0--Columbia did not pick up a first down until midway through the fourth quarter and did not cross midfield until the final minutes as Princeton won an Ivy League game at Princeton, N.J.

Princeton improved to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the Ivy League. Columbia, winless under rookie Coach Jim Garrett, is 0-4 this season and has lost 15 straight.

Colgate 54, Dartmouth 28--Tom Burgess passed for three touchdowns and Kenny Gamble ran for 184 yards, including a 91-yard scoring run, to help Colgate (4-1) win at Hanover, N.H. Dartmouth is 0-4.

Harvard 20, Cornell 17--Harvard's Rob Steinberg kicked a 27-yard field goal with nine seconds left as the Crimson won an Ivy League game at Ithaca, N.Y. Harvard is 3-1, 2-0 in the league. Cornell is 0-4 and 0-2.

Penn 17, Brown 14--Ray Saunders kicked a 27-yard field goal with two seconds remaining to give Penn a dramatic victory in an Ivy League game at Philadelphia. Penn is 3-1 overall and 3-0 in the league. Brown is 2-2 and 1-2.

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