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COLLEGE FOOTBALL : East Roundup : Syracuse Spots BC 17 Points, Then Wins, 45-17

November 15, 1987|From Times Wire Services

Syracuse got an early wake-up call for Saturday's game against Boston College, but the sixth-ranked Orangemen were sleepwalking in the early going at Syracuse, N.Y.

Syracuse trailed, 17-0, before coming to life and pouring it on to win, 45-17.

"We got up at 6:45 a.m. and we were tired and lazy out there in the first quarter, but after we got down 17-0 we knew it was time to wake up," Syracuse receiver Tommy Kane said.

Kane caught two touchdown passes from Don McPherson, and Robert Drummond ran for two touchdowns as Syracuse improved its record to 10-0 with its 11th straight victory.

Syracuse, which may have locked up a trip to the Sugar Bowl on New Year's Day, scored on seven straight possessions beginning midway through the second quarter.

Syracuse scored 17 points in the final 10 minutes of the first half to tie the score, and then opened the second half with an 80-yard drive, capped by Daryl Johnston's 1-yard scoring run. That put the Orangemen ahead for good.

McPherson completed 10 of 19 passes for 211 yards and rushed for another 54.

Syracuse lost standout nose guard Ted Gregory, who reinjured his sprained knee.

Holy Cross 40, William & Mary 7--Gordon Lockbaum compiled 212 all-purpose yards and Jeff Wiley added 255 passing yards with a school-record 29 completions in 41 attempts as the Crusaders won at Worcester, Mass.

The Crusaders, 10-0 and ranked No. 1 in Division I-AA, need a victory Thursday night at Villanova to complete their first undefeated season since 1918.

Lockbaum caught 10 passes for 80 yards and 1 touchdown and rushed for 58 yards and another score in 12 carries. He returned 3 punts for 54 yards and returned a kickoff for 20 yards.

Yale 34, Princeton 19--Kelly Ryan completed 20 of 31 passes for 329 yards and 3 touchdowns at Princeton, N.J., to help the Bulldogs improve to 7-2 overall and 5-1 in the Ivy League. The Tigers fell to 5-4 and 3-3.

Next Saturday's Yale-Harvard game will determine the Ivy League championship.

Ryan completed touchdown passes of 21 and 23 yards to tight end Dean Athanasia, who caught 7 passes for 159 yards.

Harvard 31, Penn 14--Tony Hinz ran for two touchdowns to help the Crimson (7-2, 5-1) beat the Quakers (3-6, 2-4) at Cambridge, Mass.

Harvard's Tom Yohe completed 18 of 37 passes to bring his two-year career-completion total to 195, surpassing the school mark of 180, set by Larry Brown in 1977-78.

Cornell 31, Columbia 20--Dave Dase completed 16 of 27 passes for 259 yards and 3 touchdowns at Ithaca, N.Y., to help the Big Red (5-4) beat the Lions (0-9) and extend their record losing streak to 40 games.

Columbia gets one more chance this season to snap its losing streak when it play Brown next Saturday.

Brown 19, Dartmouth 0--Mark Donovan passed for one touchdown and ran for another, and Kirk Little rushed for 173 yards in 30 carries as the Bruins (6-3, 4-2) scored an Ivy League victory over the Big Green (2-7, 1-5) at Hanover, N.H.

Colgate 38, Boston U. 0--Tailback Kenny Gamble rushed for 206 yards in 31 carries to become the all-time NCAA leader in all-purpose yards, and quarterback Damon Phelan completed 18 of 27 passes for 326 yards and 3 touchdown as the Red Raiders won at Hamilton, N.Y.

Gamble had 228 all-purpose yards to complete his collegiate career with 7,623.

W. Virginia 37, Rutgers 13--Freshman quarterback Major Harris engineered scoring drives on six of West Virginia's first seven possessions at Morgantown, W.Va., as the Mountaineers (6-4) beat the Scarlet Knights (5-5). Harris completed 14 of 21 passes for 196 yards and rushed 15 times for 102 yards.

Houston 37, Temple 7--David Dacus completed 36 of 50 passes for 376 yards and 3 touchdowns at Philadelphia as the Cougars (3-6) handed the Owls (3-7) their sixth straight loss.

Navy 31, Delaware 22--Donald Holl ran for 130 yards and 3 short-yardage touchdowns to help the Midshipmen (2-8) end a three-game losing streak with a victory over the Blue Hens (4-6) at Dover, Del. Navy quarterback Alton Grizzard, a freshman, rushed for 92 yards.

Army 49, Lafayette 37--Tory Crawford ran for three touchdowns and passed for another as the Cadets (4-6) beat the Leopards (4-6) at West Point, N.Y.

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