November 25, 2000 |
Bruce Snyder gets one more game as Arizona State's coach. Dick Tomey says he's finished at Arizona. Mike Barth kicked three field goals and ran 13 yards for a touchdown on a fake field goal as Arizona State beat Tomey's mistake-prone Wildcats, 30-17, Friday. After the game, Tomey stunned his players by telling them he was resigning after 14 seasons as Arizona coach.
November 1, 1999 |
UCLA, a team with inner turmoil in far more successful times, has pledged unity in the face of current struggles, promising to at least fade into the off-season together. "It's a difficult time," Coach Bob Toledo said. "That's one of the things I've talked to them about, and one of the things we're doing is, we're sticking together. There is not going to be a crack in the foundation." Said linebacker Ryan Nece: "The players are very mature on this team.
October 17, 1999 |
Ryan Kealy passed for two touchdowns in the second half and Arizona State took advantage of six lost fumbles by Washington for a 28-7 victory on Saturday at Seattle. Kealy, who hadn't finished a game this season because of injuries, had scoring passes of three yards to tight end Kendrick Bates and 24 yards to Tariq McDonald to break open a tight game. The Sun Devils, 3-3 overall and 2-1 in the Pacific 10 Conference, ended a three-game winning streak for the Huskies (3-3, 2-1).
October 3, 2000 |
USC took a big step backward in the Rose Bowl race with its loss to Oregon State on Saturday, but the players are telling each other not to give up. They are counting on the Beavers losing some games. "We don't think Oregon State is going to go out and beat every team in this league," Carson Palmer said. "That's going to give us a chance to come back."
December 26, 2000 |
Safety Marques Anderson can hardly believe his ears. He understands the need for UCLA to contain Wisconsin tailback Michael Bennett in Friday's Sun Bowl, but he does not understand why the UCLA coaches believe it's over if Bennett escapes into the open field. "If he gets into the open, we don't have anybody who can catch him," defensive coordinator Bob Field said the other day.
December 28, 1997 |
With Ortege Jenkins--who changed Arizona's image as a grind-it-out offense in seven starts--on the bench most of the game, the Wildcats returned to form in the Insight.com Bowl. The numbers they put up Saturday night against New Mexico weren't flashy, but they were effective. They ran 59 times for 209 yards and Arizona (7-5) closed the season with four consecutive victories for the first time since 1974 by beating the Lobos, 20-14, at Tucson, Ariz.
October 9, 1998 |
1: Ohio State: 4-0: Mess with our assistants and they'll punch your lights out. 2: Nebraska: 5-0: Rankman penalized five yards for excessive celebration after Washington win. 3: UCLA: 3-0: Picked the wrong week to lose tailback J. Lewis. 4: Tennessee: 4-0: Picked the wrong week to lose tailback J. Lewis. 5: Florida: 4-1: Spurrier names Palmer starter; would rather be playing golf with Nicklaus. 6: Georgia: 4-0: QB Quincy Carter tells Jimmy he has a strange brother named Billy too.
October 1, 2000 |
Clarence Farmer's first big game was something to remember. Farmer ran for 116 yards and a touchdown, and Ortege Jenkins passed for 198 yards and another score as Arizona routed Stanford, 27-3, on Saturday. The Wildcats' three-back offense turned into a one-man show in an easy victory for Arizona, which led by 20 points early in the second quarter and cruised from there.
October 8, 2000 |
After watching David Newbury miss two field-goal attempts in the first half--giving him three consecutive misses in the last two games--Coach Paul Hackett could not watch anymore. "I gave him every opportunity possible," he said. "David Newbury was not able to step up to the task." So after insisting all week that he was sticking by the junior kicker, Hackett called on freshman John Wall in the second half.
September 23, 1995 |
Fountain Valley rolled up nearly 500 yards of offense and scored on its final four possessions to post a convincing 42-21 victory over Long Beach Jordan in a nonleague game Friday at Huntington Beach High. The Barons (2-1) displayed a balanced attack, complete with sustained drives and big plays. Running back Robert Alvarez ran around and through would-be tacklers for 185 yards in 22 carries.