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PCAA Roundup : San Jose State Clinches Title, 38-14

November 16, 1986|From Times Wire Services

Reserve Tony Locy completed 21 of 29 passes for 157 yards and a touchdown, and San Jose State recorded 11 sacks in a 38-14 victory over Cal State Long Beach at San Jose to clinch the Pacific Coast Athletic Assn. championship.

The Spartans (9-2 overall, 7-0 in the PCAA) earned a spot in the California Bowl against Mid-American Conference champion Miami of Ohio on Dec. 13 at Fresno.

Running back James Saxon threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Kenny Roberts in the second quarter to give San Jose State a 17-0 lead. Saxon scored on a one-yard run in the third quarter.

Ryan Rasnick gave San Jose State an early lead by returning a blocked punt six yards for a touchdown. Sergio Olivarez kicked a 34-yard field for the Spartans in the first quarter and added four extra points to tie the Spartans' single-season scoring record with 86 points.

Jeff Graham threw two touchdown passes for Long Beach (5-4, 3-2), a 20-yarder to Kwante Hampton in the second period and a 10-yarder to Charles Lockett in the third. Graham completed 24 of 40 passes for 226 yards but was intercepted five times and buried by San Jose's pass rush.

The Spartans, ranked third in the nation against the run, racked up 86 yards in losses with the sacks, leaving Long Beach with minus 17 yards rushing.

UNLV 58, New Mexico St. 42--Steve Stallworth threw three touchdown passes and ran for another as the Rebels outgunned the Aggies at Las Cruces, N.M.

Stallworth completed 6 of 10 passes for 207 yards and touchdowns of 52 yards to George Thomas, 8 yards to Tony Gladney and 77 yards to George Williams. Stallworth also scored on a 1-yard run. Thomas also scored on a 57-yard pass play from Eugene Bowen.

Rod Emery rushed for 126 yards and 2 scores for the Rebels (5-5, 2-4).

Freshman Phil Vinson passed for 211 yards and 3 touchdowns for New Mexico State (1-6, 1-10).

Utah 27, Utah State 10--Larry Egger passed for 256 yards and a touchdown to lead the Utes past the Aggies at Logan, Utah.

Utah (2-7) built a 14-0 halftime while keeping the Aggies (3-7) on their side of the 50 for the first 30 minutes.

Eddie Johnson, who rushed for 104 yards, scored on an eight-yard run in the first quarter, and Gerald Johnson dove across from the one just before halftime. The Utes made it 17-0 with 10:58 left in the third quarter when Scott Lieber kicked a 35-yard field goal.

Utah State scored on a 66-yard pass play from Tom Ponich to Kendal Smith, but the Utes came right back on Egger's four-yard scoring pass to Loren Richey.

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