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Spotlight / Saturday's Games At A Glance : Noteworthy

October 13, 1991|Times staff writer Mike James compiled information on this page.

Miami's 26-20 victory over Penn State was its 41st in a row in the Orange Bowl and 11th in a row overall. . . . Georgia Tech, which defeated Maryland, 34-10, has won 14 consecutive home games. . . . Florida State defeated Virginia Tech, 33-20, for its 12th victory in a row. . . . Nebraska's 49-15 victory over Oklahoma State was its 18th in a row over the Cowboys. . . . Washington, which defeated Toledo, 48-0, has not given up a touchdown in 13 quarters. . . . Texas Tech beat Southern Methodist, 38-14, giving SMU it's 20th consecutive Southwest Conference loss. . . . Holy Cross extended the longest Division I-AA winning streak to 14 games with a 23-6 victory over Dartmouth.

GAME BREAKERS

Quarterback Jeff Blake turned a broken play into a 43-yard touchdown run early in the fourth quarter to give East Carolina a 23-20 victory over No. 15 Syracuse. After setting up in the pocket for a pass play, Blake broke down the left sideline and lunged into the end zone with a Syracuse defender hanging on him.

Brigham Young linebacker Scott Giles blocked Jason Gillespie's 45-yard field-goal attempt with 20 seconds left to ensure a 31-29 victory over Texas El Paso. . . . Nelson Welch kicked a 40-yard field goal with 46 seconds left, after he had missed three kicks, to give Clemson a 20-20 tie with Virginia. Cavalier kicker Michael Husted missed a 34-yard attempt in the final seconds.

IN QUOTES

Michigan Coach Gary Moeller, after a 45-28 victory over Michigan State, giving the Wolverines victories over the three teams that upset them last season: \o7 "It's revenge or payback, or whatever you want to call it, and now that we've accomplished that, we can't go soft. We have to keep getting better."\f7

Miami defensive end Rusty Medearis, dismissing the Hurricanes' 11 penalties for 124 yards in a 26-20 victory over Penn State: \o7 "It is aggressiveness. We've always had penalties like that because that's the way we play. It's not a gentlemen's game. It's a Saturday night fistfight."

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Iowa Coach Hayden Fry, after the Hawkeyes beat Wisconsin, 10-6, by going for a late touchdown rather a field goal to tie: \o7 "We told everybody we were not going to kick a damn field goal, we're going for the whole ball of wax\f7 .\o7 "\f7

Washington linebacker Donald Jones, after a 48-0 victory over Toledo: \o7 "We're hungry. We want to win all of our games and we're going to do what it takes to win a national championship. But it's getting kind of boring against teams that can't compete with us."\f7

RECORD BREAKERS

Princeton's Mike Lerch tied an NCAA record with 370 yards receiving, on nine catches, and an Ivy League record with four touchdown receptions in a 59-37 victory over Brown. Lerch broke the Division I-AA mark of 327 yards set by Rhode Island's Brian Forster against Brown in 1985 and tied the NCAA mark set by Barry Wagner of Alabama A&M in 1989, against Clark College. Princeton quarterback Chad Roghair tied a league mark with five touchdown passes.

Zed Robinson rushed for a Western Football Conference-record 343 yards in Southern Utah's 37-31 victory over Santa Clara. The NCAA Division II record of 382 yards was set by Kelly Ellis of Northern Iowa against Western Illinois in 1979.

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