October 21, 1985 |
The jinx, along with a two-game losing streak, is over for the Detroit Lions. After suffering through two straight last-second defeats to the San Francisco 49ers in the last two years, the Lions stunned the defending Super Bowl champions, 23-21, Sunday behind a 116-yard rushing performance by fullback James Jones, who had 30 carries and scored on a two-yard run. "Forget about my individual statistics," Jones said of the victory which left the Lions at 4-3.
December 23, 1992 |
Matt Cavanaugh was born with cerebral palsy and doesn't need to be reminded twice about how to overcome challenges. His life has been full of them. He sought another challenge last spring when he applied for the vacant basketball coach's job at Western High. He ignored warnings from friends and fellow coaches that the Pioneers were a troubled team. Wimps need not apply.
October 18, 2007 |
Arizona State rushing leader Ryan Torain will miss the rest of the season because of a toe injury. Sun Devils Coach Dennis Erickson said Wednesday that the senior running back has either a dislocated or broken big toe, possibly both, from Saturday's victory over Washington. Torain had rushed for 553 yards and five touchdowns. Keegan Herring will replace him. Brigham Young offensive lineman Ray Feinga was suspended one game for violating undisclosed team rules. . . .
August 28, 1990 |
Matt Cavanaugh completed nine of 10 passes for 109 yards in the fourth quarter Monday night and set up Roger Ruzek's 33-yard field goal with 1:56 to go, lifting the Philadelphia Eagles to a 17-16 exhibition victory over the Indianapolis Colts. Cavanaugh, the third quarterback used by Philadelphia, was four for five for 55 yards as Philadelphia drove from its 18 with five minutes to go to the Colts' 16 at the two-minute mark. Ruzek then hit the winning field goal.
January 29, 1999 |
Chicago Bear Coach Dick Jauron has hired Indianapolis defensive line coach Greg Blache as his defensive coordinator and Louisiana Tech Coach Gary Crowton as his offensive coordinator. Blache, who has been in Indianapolis the past five seasons, and Jauron worked together as assistants in Green Bay under Mike Holmgren. The Baltimore Ravens hired Matt Cavanaugh as their offensive coordinator, a role that was shared by the team's offensive coaches this season.
August 9, 1986 |
Seattle training camp surprise Sean Salisbury passed for two touchdowns Friday night to help the Seahawks beat the Indianapolis Colts, 21-14, in the National Football League exhibition opener for both clubs at Seattle. Salisbury, a rookie free agent from University of Southern California, teamed with tight end Gordon Hudson for a two-yard touchdown pass and hit Byron Franklin with a 20-yard scoring pass. Both came in the second quarter.