October 12, 1986 |
Pittsburgh freshman Jeff Van Horne kicked a 29-yard field goal with 1:25 to play, and Notre Dame's John Carney was wide with a 44-yard attempt with 23 seconds left as the Panthers defeated the Irish, 10-9, Saturday. Van Horne's winning kick was set up when freshman defensive tackle David DiTommaso blocked a Notre Dame punt to give Pitt possession at the Irish 34. Carney kicked three field goals, including one from 48 yards in the first half, but he missed two as the Irish fell to 1-4.
September 20, 1990 |
In a surprise move, Keith Jackson, Philadelphia's Pro Bowl tight end, ended his two-month holdout--in time to play against the Rams Sunday at Anaheim Stadium. Jackson, who caught 144 passes in his first two pro seasons, had said he would not report to the team until the final two years of his contract were reworked. The contract remains the same, but he came in anyway. . . .
November 2, 1986 |
Steve Beuerlein took over as Notre Dame's all-time total offense leader, but Coach Lou Holtz thinks he still doesn't get the notice due him. "I think he's a very underrated quarterback," Holtz said after Beuerlein threw two touchdown passes and led the Irish to a 33-14 thrashing of Navy Saturday night. "He has taken a lot of criticism he shouldn't have taken. He'll beat you anyway he can--with his arm, with his head, with anything else he can think of."
March 23, 1990 |
Charger General Manager Bobby Beathard said he was impressed with Mike Lansford, the Rams' Plan B free-agent kicker, after a Thursday workout but said he remains unsure the Chargers will be able to sign him. The workout was designed primarily to test Lansford's kickoff skills. Beathard said Lansford made his only field goal attempt, a 50-yarder. Lansford, 31, was left unprotected by the Rams under Plan B and has until April 1 to sign with another team.
December 22, 2003 |
How the New Orleans' improbable 75-yard touchdown play unfolded as time ran out in its game at Jacksonville: * Trailing, 20-13, with six seconds left, Aaron Brooks takes the snap at the Saint 25, drops back and completes a pass to Donte' Stallworth at midfield, near the right sideline. Stallworth breaks tackles by Deke Cooper, Fernando Bryant and Akin Ayodele and weaves his way to the Jaguar 33, near the center of the field.
August 22, 1992 |
B+: QUARTERBACKS In all honesty, why sure, George Bush will cut taxes and Chargers never doubted Bob Gagliano. Only reason they traded for Stan Humphries was to remind everyone what Billy Joe Tolliver looked like.
September 21, 1992 |
F QUARTERBACKS "Duck," Stan Humphries is at quarterback. Fans, who have tickets for the lower seats in San Diego Jack Murphy Stadium, will be asked from now on to sign liability waivers to protect management. B- RUNNING BACKS Charger Girls and running backs have something common: They do their best to entertain each Sunday, but by season's end no one will be here to notice. C RECEIVERS No truth to rumor that fans entering stadium, who received photos of Anthony Miller, promptly dropped them.
September 17, 1990 |
D QUARTERBACKS Billy Joe Tolliver gags at goal line. Tolliver's cannon arm might be more effective when they begin issuing stepladders to his receivers. A RUNNING BACKS As a group, they average 5.1 yards a rush. Ronnie Harmon runs like a man who's glad he won't be wintering in Buffalo. Marion Butts chugs for 103 yards. C RECEIVERS Fantasy football owners take note: Drop Quinn Early, add rookie Walter Wilson. And forgive Anthony Miller, who fumbles twice to choke off rally.