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College Football Week 5 | BIG TEN

Bad Ankle, Indiana Can't Slow Wisconsin's Dayne

October 04, 1998|From Associated Press

Ron Dayne, gimpy ankle and all, keeps running to glory for the Wisconsin Badgers.

Dayne, still bothered by an injury to his right ankle suffered in fall practice, ran for 130 yards to become the second quickest player in major college history to reach 4,000 yards rushing, and scored the go-ahead touchdown as No. 13 Wisconsin held off Indiana, 24-20, on Saturday at Bloomington Ind.

Dayne, who became Wisconsin's career rushing leader earlier this season, has 4,083 yards in his 28-game college career. Only Georgia's Herschel Walker reached 4,000 quicker--in 27 games. The others who reached 4,000 yards as juniors were Marshall Faulk, Troy Davis, Byron Hanspard and Tony Dorsett.

Indiana, 2-2 overall and 0-1 in the Big Ten, led 6-3 at the half and 20-17 after Chris Gall's touchdown late in the third period. But Wisconsin (5-0, 2-0) moved 66 yards on its next possession for the decisive touchdown--a two-yard run by Dayne with 10:53 remaining.

Antwaan Randle El, the Hoosiers' freshman quarterback, completed four consecutive passes on the next possession, but was sacked twice by Tom Burke and Indiana lost the ball on downs when a pass intended for Derin Graham fell incomplete in the end zone with 2:24 remaining.

Indiana got the ball back with 1:17 left, but Jason Doering intercepted a Randle El pass, and Wisconsin ran out the clock.

No. 25 Michigan 12, Iowa 9--The Wolverines (3-2, 2-0) turned the ball over five times and needed to a 22-yard field goal by Jay Feely in the fourth quarter and a late safety to defeat the Hawkeyes (2-3, 1-1) at Iowa City.

Michigan overcame a sluggish offensive performance by holding Iowa to 159 total yards and seven first downs. Its safety came with 37 seconds left when Iowa's Kahlil Hill caught a punt near the sideline at the Hawkeye three-yard line, tried to circle back to the middle of the field, then was tackled in the end zone by Anthony Jordan.

The Wolverines, who had been averaging 34 points and 414 yards a game, had only 293 yards and committed 12 penalties for 94 yards. They also lost three of five fumbles and were intercepted twice.

Michigan has won six consecutive games at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium.

Purdue 56, Minnesota 21--Drew Brees set school records by passing for 522 yards and six touchdowns for the Boilermakers (3-2, 1-0) at West Lafayette, Ind.

Brees didn't play in the fourth quarter, which began with Purdue leading, 56-14. He completed 31 of 36 passes and broke the school record of 516 yards in a game set by Scott Campbell in 1981 against Ohio State. Mike Phipps, Billy Dicken and Mark Herrmann had previously thrown five touchdown passes for the Boilermakers.

Ten Purdue players had receptions, four scored touchdowns and three had more than 100 yards receiving.

Purdue set a school record with 692 yards of total offense, topping the mark of 616 in 1980 against Illinois. It was third-highest total ever in a Big Ten game.

Minnesota (3-1, 0-1) gained most of its 321 yards after the outcome was determined.

Illinois 13, Northwestern 10--Running back Rocky Harvey scored two touchdowns at Evanston, Ill., to help the Illini (2-3, 1-1) end a Big Ten losing streak at 15 games.

Harvey scored on a seven-yard run in the second quarter and on a six-yard pass play from Kurt Kittner in the fourth quarter.

Northwestern (2-3, 0-2) scored its only touchdown with 1:42 left. The Wildcats failed to recover an on-sides kick, and the Illini ran out the clock.

Michigan State 38, Central Michigan 7--Bill Burke tied a school record with four touchdown passes for the Spartans (2-3) in a nonconference win over the Chippewas (2-2) at East Lansing, Mich.

Burke completed 17 of 21 passes for 259 yards with one interception. It was the fourth time a Michigan State quarterback had four touchdown passes and first since Eddie Smith accomplished the feat against Wisconsin in 1978.

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