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Washington Does A Number On Cal Lost Fumble On Breakaway Return Helps Offset Stat Show By Bears

Scoreboards don’t necessarily lie, but sometimes they shade the truth quite a bit. That was the case here Saturday as Washington beat the Cal Bears, 30-3, at Memorial Stadium, a …


Penn State’s Win Not Your Average Joe Nittany Lions Edge Ohio State In 31-27 Big Ten Shootout

The perfect season was not preserved the way the coach had hoped. Penn State had shown an ability to create the spectacular. Joe Paterno, the coach, prefers the plain and …


Quick Kicks

Heisman watch Peyton Manning, Tennessee, threw for 343 yards and four TDs on 31-for-40 passing as the No. 9 Volunteers beat No. 13 Georgia 38-13. Dameyune Craig, Auburn, threw for …


Cal Faces Tough Test Against UW

California football coach Tom Holmoe considers himself a student of the game. However, Cal’s history against Washington isn’t a favorite subject. The Golden Bears (2-2, 0-1 Pac-10) will be trying …


Syracuse Clobbers Winless Rutgers

Donovan McNabb ran for two touchdowns and passed for two and Syracuse held Rutgers to 80 yards of offense in posting a 50-3 victory over the winless Scarlet Knights on …


Heisman Hopes WSU Campaign Puts Leaf On Minds Of Trophy Voters

1. Dropping a subtle hint. WSU quarterback Ryan Leaf’s intensity has helped him succeed to a point where he is considered a legitimate Heisman candidate. Photos by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review …


Better Showing Expected Price Believes Unbeaten Cougars Need To Display More Consistency

1. Price 2. Washington State intercepts this Oregon pass, leaving LaCorey Collins and his teammates ready to duck for cover as the unbeaten Cougars went to to a 24-13 victory. …


Vandals’ Line Regaining Strength

Idaho’s ailing offensive line might be getting healthier for Saturday’s Big West Conference opener against North Texas in the Kibbie Dome. Freshman right guard Bob Horbaczewski will begin limited work …


Hurricanes Downgraded To Also-Rans Faced With Powerful Florida State, Youthful Miami Tries To Stay Positive

West Virginia’s Amos Zereoue scores one of his two touchdowns as the Mountaineers sent once-proud Miami to its latest defeat. Photo by Associated Press


Bruins Maul No. 11 Texas

Pac-10 Nothing worked for 11th-ranked Texas. Everything worked for UCLA. The final score, 66-3, was staggering not just because UCLA was an 0-2 underdog, but because it was on the …


Idaho Gets Revenge With 43-0 Win Idaho State No Match For Vandals This Time Around

Idaho’s Brian Brennan decided an air show was the best way for his Division I-A Vandals to erase the memory of losing to I-AA Idaho State the last time they …


Usc Dazed, Confused After Setback

1. The play of Gary Holmes and his mates on the WSU defensive line left USC’s Travis Claridge grasping for straws. ‘I don’t know what’s going on,” Claridge said. Photos …


Nebraska Tuneup Leaves UW Off-Key Huskies Survive Unpolished Performances In 36-3 Win Over Aztecs

Washington’s Jerome Pathon hauls in a 12-yard, second-quarter reception. He finished with eight catches for 182 yards and two touchdowns. Photo by Associated Press


Usc Misery Something To Cherish

First O.J. Now this. The haughty football heritage of the University of Southern California took another hit Saturday - a fine thing under any circumstance, but mere backwash in the …


Central Michigan Rebounds To Defeat Boise State, 44-26

Big West Tim Crowley threw for three touchdowns and Eric Flowers rushed for 214 yards and two scores as Central Michigan defeated Boise State 44-26 on Saturday at Mount Pleasant, …


UI Strikes At Every Turn In 43-0 Thrashing Of Isu

Idaho linebacker Ryan Skinner turns upfield with an interception. Photo by Associated Press


Irish Hit Reality With Thud

As the Ross-Ade Stadium scoreboard clock did a 40-yard dash toward zeroes, Purdue’s student section oozed toward the field like syrup down a tree trunk. Down the bleacher seats, over …


Perigo’s Td Return Gives Eastern Breathing Room

Eastern Washington receiver Tyson Knaevelsrud plows through the Eastern Oregon defense. Photo by Liz Kishimoto/The Spokesman-Review


Freeman’s Kicks Sink Whitworth

Small colleges Sophomore John Freeman kicked three field goals as the Western Oregon Wolves spoiled Whitworth’s season opener 15-14 Saturday at Monmouth, Ore. Freeman’s 37-yarder with 10:45 left in the …


Laird’s Second-Half Td Passes Lead St. Mary’s, 30-20

Sean Laird passed for two touchdowns midway through the second half as St. Mary’s of California pulled away from San Diego for a 30-20 victory Saturday night. Laird completed 11 …


Quick Kicks

Heisman watch At last there is at least a semblance of competition for the Heisman Trophy, which has seemed destined to go to Tennessee’s Peyton Manning - almost by birthright. …


Around The Country

WEST Wisconsin 56, San Jose St. 10: At San Jose, Calif., tailback Ron Dayne returned to the lineup after a week’s absence, opened with an 80-yard touchdown run and finished …


Backup Passer Sparks Ailing Grizzlies

Big Sky All-America quarterback Brian Ah Yat suffered a sprained knee in the first quarter and nine Montana players, including All-America line backer Jason Crebo, were suffering the effects of …


A-Maize-Ing Michigan Clobbers Colorado 27-3

Michigan’s Brian Griese had better success against Colorado’s pressure than did CU’s John Hessler against the Wolverines’. Photo by Associated Press


When Irish E Are Crying Purdue Embarrasses N.D. As Qb Throws For 352 Yards

Even though he has the plays written on his wrist, Purdue’s Billy Dicken has command of the offense, throwing for 352 yards against Notre Dame. Photo by Associated Press


Louisville Duo Hurts Fighting Illini

Cougars’ next opponent Chris Redman completed touchdown passes of 63, 28 and 20 yards to Ibn Green, sparking Louisville to a 26-14 victory Saturday over Illinois. Illinois (0-2) is host …


Scoring Summary

WSU player of the game. Kevin McKenzie. The senior slotback had five catches for 107 yards and scored the winning touchdown.


Victory Puts Leaf At Head Of Elite Class

1. The play of Gary Holmes, center, and his mates on the WSU defensive line left USC’s Travis Claridge grasping for straws. ‘I don’t know what’s going on,” Claridge said. …


Huskies Continue Attack On The Wac Huard-Pathon Combination Leads Washington To 36-3 Win Over Aztecs

1. San Diego State’s Andy Osborne (60) stops UW’s Rashaan Shehee after a short first-quarter gain. Photo by Associated Press 2. Washington’s Jerome Pathon hauls in a 12-yard, second-quarter reception. …


Breakthrough Victory Mckenzie’s Late Heroics Stun Usc

1. Washington State receiver Kevin McKenzie bolts between Antuan Simmons (6) and Mark Cusano on his way to the game-winning touchdown. Photo by Christopher Anderson/The Spokesman-Review 2. Lee Harrison, left, …