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October 7, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the football recruiting season of 1989, J.J. Young of South Pasadena High could look back on his high school career with some regret. He was, he believed, one of the most explosive offensive high school football players in Southern California. He was certainly one of the fastest. Problem was, not many knew it. He had been used primarily as a defensive back and wasn't being widely recruited. Among the schools that came calling: The U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.
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October 7, 1994 | EARL GUSTKEY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In the football recruiting season of 1989, J.J. Young of South Pasadena High could look back on his high school career with some regret. He was, he believed, one of the most explosive offensive high school football players in Southern California. He was certainly one of the fastest. Problem was, not many knew it. He had been used primarily as a defensive back and wasn't being widely recruited. Among the schools that came calling: The U.S. Military Academy and the U.S. Naval Academy.
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October 17, 1991 | MAL FLORENCE
Oregon State, UCLA's opponent Saturday night in Corvallis, Ore., is one of the youngest teams in the country. It can't afford many injuries. The Beavers lost three free safeties last week because of injuries. Two more players will be unavailable for the UCLA game. Fletcher Keister, a starting left guard, has mononucleosis, and J.J. Young, a starting halfback, won't play because of the recent death of his father.
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October 1, 1988 | GERARD COSTANTIAN
South Pasadena 28, Crescenta Valley 21--J. J. Young's 90-yard kickoff return for a touchdown with 1:42 to play broke a 21-21 tie and gave South Pasadena the win at Glendale High. Crescenta Valley, trailing, 21-7, late in the fourth quarter, took advantage of an interception deep in South Pasadena territory to pull within 8 points. An ensuing onside kick recovery resulted in a touchdown and a 2-point conversion to tie the score with 1:55 left.
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September 10, 1988 | MIKE GELLER
Harvard 15, South Pasadena 12--Jun Yi caught a six-yard scoring pass from quarterback Scott Collins with 46 seconds remaining to lift the mistake-prone Saracens at South Pasadena. Wide receiver Iheanyi Uwaezuoke sparked the 58-yard, 9-play drive, making 2 receptions, including a 13-yarder that moved the ball to the Tigers' one-yard line. After an illegal procedure penalty moved the ball to the six, Collins (8 of 13 for 109 yards) responded with the winning pass.
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October 31, 1993 | From Associated Press
Stanford got a lift from a couple of unexpected sources Saturday, helping the Cardinal end its longest losing streak in three years. Split end Mark Harris caught six passes, two for touchdowns, and flanker Andre Kirwan, making his first start, caught nine for 153 yards, including one for a touchdown, as Stanford held off Oregon State, 31-27. The victory ended a four-game losing streak for the Cardinal (3-5 overall, 1-4 Pacific 10).
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September 4, 1994 | From Associated Press
Chris Hopkins ran six yards for the winning touchdown Saturday night as Arizona State came from behind to defeat Oregon State, 22-16, in the season opener for both Pac-10 schools. Hopkins, who gained 135 yards in 24 carries, bounced off a tackler at the line of scrimmage, veered left and lunged for the score. The Sun Devils got their first touchdown early when Jake Plummer, who started with eight consecutive completions, found Clyde McCoy for a 58-yard score on his first attempt.
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October 23, 1994 | From Associated Press
Stanford earned its first Pacific 10 victory Saturday against Oregon State but some of the credit has to go to the Beavers. Oregon State turned over the ball four times, including two fumbles the Cardinal converted for touchdowns in a 35-29 victory. "When you play any team in the Pac-10, and you turn the ball over they are going to make you pay," said Oregon State Coach Jerry Pettibone. "And that's what Stanford did to us today."
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November 21, 1993 | From Associated Press
After both offenses had struggled on a cold, foggy evening, a crucial mistake in Oregon's punting game finally made the difference. A botched punt attempt set up J.J. Young's two-yard touchdown run with 3:50 to play to give Oregon State a 15-12 victory over the Ducks Saturday in their 97th "Civil War" game. For Tommy Thompson, Oregon's punter and kicker from Lompoc, it was a frustrating end to an outstanding collegiate career.
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October 2, 1994 | From Associated Press
Dan White threw three touchdown passes and No. 6 Arizona, despite having trouble stopping Oregon State's running game, remained unbeaten with a 30-10 victory Saturday night. Oregon State (1-3, 0-2 Pacific-10 Conference) ran for 185 yards, the most in 28 games against the Wildcats (4-0, 2-0). Arizona had been giving up only 36.3 yards per game on the ground, second-best in the nation. "They had us on the run," Arizona coach Dick Tomey said.
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October 3, 1993 | From Associated Press
Back in 1991, new Oregon State Coach Jerry Pettibone figured he had a major recruiting coup when he signed option quarterback Don Shanklin out of Amarillo, Tex. On Saturday, Shanklin showed how good he can be. In his first college start, the quick sophomore rushed for 117 yards and two touchdowns before being hurt in the fourth quarter as the Beavers upset Arizona State, 30-14, in a Pacific 10 game.
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