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    12—The Daily Collegian Monday, Oct. 27, 1986
Red Sox, Mets prepare for World Series finale
AP Baseball Writer
NEW YORK (AP) Boston Manager John
McNamara finally had a chance to get to
some sleep last night. New York Mets pitcher
Ron Darling got a little extra rest and proba
bly no sleep.
Game 7 of the World Series was rained out
last night and postponed until tonight, giving
McNamara time to recover from the Red
Sox’ Game 6 debacle Saturday night and
ponder who his pitcher will be for the finale.
Steelers finally victorious in Pittsburgh
By The Associated Press
The Pittsburgh Steelers won their first home
game of the season and the Miami Dolphins,
another struggling team, won for the first time on
the road in Sunday’s NFL action.
Playing their best football of the year, the
Steelers surprised the favored Cincinnati Bengals
30-9 for their 100th victory at Three Rivers Stadi
“This is the kind of game we’ve been needing for
a long time,” Pittsburgh offensive guard Craig
Wolfley said, pointing to the Steelers’ 1-6 start,
their worst since 1969.
The Dolphins, meanwhile, held off the winless
Indianapolis Colts 17-13 at the Hoosier Dome to
make their record 3-5, one of their worst starts
under Don Shula.
In other games, it was Kansas City 27, Tampa
Bay 20; New York Jets 28, New Orleans 23; Los
Angeles Raiders 28, Houston 17; Chicago 13, De
troit 7; Cleveland 23, Minnesota 20; Philadelphia
23, San Diego 7; San Francisco 31, Green Bay 17;
New England 23, Buffalo 3; Los Angeles Rams 14,
Atlanta 7; Dallas 37, St. Louis 6; and Denver 20,
Seattle 13.
Washington visits the New York Giants in Mon
day night’s game.
Earnest Jackson and Walter Abercrombie ran
for more than 100 yards each and Mark Malone
returned from a two-week injury layoff to throw
two touchdown passes as Pittsburgh beat Cincin
nati. , , ..
Gary Anderson kicked three field goals as the
Penn State quarterback John Shaffer prepares to throw as Alabama’s Cornelius Bennett (97) and Curt Jarvis (95) zero in on him.
Continued from Page 10
games in attendance, speculation has
already focused on a matchup with
No. 1 Miami on New Year’s Day.
When asked, Paterno seemed eager
to play anyone, anywhere, at any
‘‘Someone would have to'play aw
fully well to beat us the way we’re
playing right now,” Paterno said. "I
don’t know how good we are ... I
think in the last 10 or 11 games we’ve
played as well as we can.”
Though the offense was the key for
Penn State, the defense can’t be over
looked. Alabama averaged a paltry
3.4 yards per play and gained just 75
yards after intermission. Staring at
an 11-point halftime deficit, the Crim- “Everybody was a little nervous,”
son Tide struggled for the three first he said. “We got out of whack. You
downs it managed in the second half, had to feel comfortable. It took us
Two of those first downs came in awhile to get in there and realize
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on a 41-yard field goal by Van Tiffin, virtually untouched on the play.
The score, at 8:07 of the first quar- “It was a huge hole, simply be
ter, was part of a fitful start for the cause the linemen stuck to their men
Lions. Alabama’s running game was and pushed them across, Dozier
For Darling, who will start Game 7, the
rainoul meant an extra day’s rest and an
extra night to wonder about the outcome.
The Series’ last game now will be played at
8:10 p.m. EST tonight, placing it in direct
competition with the NFL’s Monday night
football game this week, the New York
Giants vs. the Washington Redskins.
McNamara said yesterday he was still
undecided about his starting pitcher for
Game 7. Dennis “Oil Can” Boyd is scheduled
to start, but McNamara said he would confer
with his pitching coach before deciding
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strong early, slashing through the
normally-tenacious Penn State de
fense for 41 yards on its first eight
carries. Only fullback Bo Wright’s
fumble on the opening drive stopped
the Tide from crossing into Lion
Offensively, the Lions gained just
12 yards on their first two possessions
and couldn’t run or pass against a
defensive unit led by All-American
linebacker Cornelius Bennett.
Then, from out of nowhere, the
momentum of the game shifted and
the Lions started hanging the Tide out
to dry. Conlan said it was simply a
matter of the defense coming togeth
Steelers won for the first time in four home games
this season and ended a four-game losing streak
against the Bengals.
Dolphins 17, Colts 13
Quarterback Dan Marino passed for 243 yards
and a touchdown and Miami’s John Offerdahl
made a game-saving tackle at the Dolphins’ 14-
yard line in the closing seconds, preserving the
victory over the Colts, 0-8.
It was the Dolphins’ 13th straight victory over
the Colts, the longest current string in the league.
Jets 28, Saints 23
A 1 Toon, the NFL’s leading receiver, caught
three touchdown passes from Ken O’Brien as the
Jets won a club-record sixth straight game. New
York built a 28-6 lead through three quarters and
withstood New Orleans’ 17-point final period to
raise its record to 7-1 in the AFC East.
Chicago 13, Detroit 7
Linebacker Wilber Marshall’s one-man sack,
strip and 12-yard touchdown fumble return led
Chicago over Detroit. Marshall, in one fell swoop,
sacked quarterback Eric Hippie, forced a fumble,
recovered and returned 12 yards for the Bears
only touchdown early in the first quarter.
Kevin Butler kicked two field goals, including a
27-yarder with 18 seconds remaining in the game.
EAGLES 23, Chargers 7
Philadelphia’s defense shut down the explosive
San Diego offense and Paul McFadden kicked
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whether to go with Boyd, the loser in Game 3,
or pernaps bring back Game 1 and Game 5
winner Bruce Hurst on three days’ rest.
“I will consult with Bill Fischer tonight. We
have a lot to run by one another and the whole
coaching staff will be involved. There’s a lot
of detail to it, before we can make an an
nouncement,” he said at a news conference
after the game was called off.
McNamara said that while he wasn’t sure
the day off would be good for his team, it was
for him since he missed a few winks over
Game 6, which the Red Sox lost 6-5 in the 10th
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said. “I cut back, someone picked up
the lineman and I went to the end
Eddie Johnson’s interception of
Shula set the stage for Blair Thomas,
who starred on the Lions’ next scor
ing drive. The sophomore gained 53 of
the 77 yards, including the final three
on a double reverse after Shaffer had
handed the ball to Dozier. Thomas
said the Tide was caught off guard by
the play, which Paterno said went for
a touchdown against Alabama four
years ago.
The lead was big enough, but the
Lions weren’t through. Kicker Massi
mo Manca broke out of a season-long
slump at the right time for the Lions.
The senior booted field goals of 37, 29
and 42 yards as Penn State washed
away the criticism it received for its
early-season schedule.
Paterno thought the balanced of
fense, a strong offensive line and the
play of Shaffer were the reasons his
club ran all over the Crimson Tide.
The Lions ran into the heart of Ala
bama’s line all afternoon, but Pater
no said he wasn't trying to exploit any
particular weakness.
“We didn't just run right at them,”
he said.,"l think our passing helped
Us as much in this game as anything
we’ve done ... I think the offensive
line did a super job, but we had a good
balance today.”
Paterno also talked a good game,
three field goals to trigger the Eagles over the
Chargers in intermittent rain.
The Chargers, seventh in the 28-team league on
total offense and averaging 22.7 points a game,
gained 279 yards against the ever-improving “46
Defense” taught by Eagles Coach Buddy Ryan.
Rams 14, Falcons 7
Eric Dickerson continued on his record rushing
pace and threw his first NFL touchdown pass, and
linebacker Mark Jerue scored on a 22-yard inter
ception return as the Rams beat Atlanta.
Dickerson gained 170 yards on 30 carries to
surpass the 1,000-yard mark as the Rams avenged
a 26-14 loss in Atlanta two weeks ago and took over
first place in the NFC West.
Cowboys 37, Cardinals 6
Quarterback Danny White, making his first
start in a month, threw two touchdown passes and
Herschel Walker rushed for 120 yards and scored
twice to lead Dallas over St. Louis.
White played only in the first half, throwing a 36-
yard touchdown pass to rookie Mike Sherrard and
a 20-yard scoring toss to Tony Hill as Dallas rolled
to a 27-6 halftime lead.
Broncos 20, Scahawks 13
John Elway passed for 321 yards, including a 34-
yard touchdown pass to Vance Johnson on a flea
flicker play, and a grudging Denver defense yield
ed only two field goals until the closing minutes in
the Broncos’ victory over Seattle.
the way they did, then we wouldn’t
have been able to play nearly as well
defensively as we did.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. All through “We got them into a situation
the 1985 season, Head Coach Joe where they had to throw the football
Paterno argued that his Nittany Li- and when you get anybody into that
ons were capable of challenging for a situation you feel comfortable.”
national title, but the spectre of Penn In return for the favor, the well-
State’s 1984 season was never far rested defense held an explosive Ala
behind him. bama offense to just 44 yards on the
The Lions certainly had the defense ground 216 total,
to match any opponent in the nation Crimson Tide quarterback Mike
last season, but their offense com- Shula suffered one of the worst per
manded very little respect. All too formances of his career completing
often, an interception, a fumble or a 16 of 30 passes including one to Penn
missed field goal provided the team State cornerback Eddie Johnson and
with its margin of victory a margin one to safety Ray Isom. When he
the offense was incapable of produc- wasn’t misfiring balls, Shula was
ing on its own. running from Lion defensive backs
Paterno’s worst fears erupted be- and linebackers. He was eventually
fore a national television audience in sacked five times for 32 yards,
the Orange Bowl on New Year’s Day, Alabama Coach Ray Perkins at
as his offense remained dormant for tributed Shula’s misfortune to Penn
much of the night while his defense State’s pursuit,
held top-ranked Oklahoma to 25 “Mike Shula missed some throws,
points and the spectre drew closer He didn’t have his best day,’’Perkins
still, said. “But... we had trouble protect-
With the off-season came the prom- ing the passer. It’s tough for him
ise of a more balanced attack. A new- when he has to dodge those bullets.”
fangled passing strategy and a Sandusky, in turn, credited the
healthy D.J. Dozier would resurrect success of the Penn State pursuit to
the high caliber offense which had the play of the offense,
graduated with the national “We really didn’t do anything dif
championship squad of 1982, Paterno ferent from what we’ve been doing,”
argued. he said. “We were able to adjust a
Yet the spectre remained through little bit to what (Alabama) does but I
the first six games of the 1986 season think there were some outstanding
as the Penn State offense played just individual efforts .. .
well enough to surpass Temple, Bos- “We kept alternating all those kids
ton College, East Carolina, Rutgers, up front and'l think they had as much
Cincinnati and Syracuse. The Lions to do with it as anything. There were
often appeared to be on the verge of a some people who were still fresh and
breakthrough but they still backed the offense kept the ball (long
into each contest electing to kickoff so enough) so when we were out there
the defense could set the tone. we were fresh.”
Penn State can walk face forward
. into Mountaineer Field in West Vir-
this one prior to the opening kickoff. g inia weekend, however, after
He went down the Alabama schedule, Seating n 0 2 Alabama 23-3 Satur
which included victories over Ohio . j n Bryant-Denny Stadium.
State, Florida and Notre Dame to y es , the Lions did elect to kickoff
name three, and showed his players Qn Saturday and yes the offense was
that all of those teams were strug- s t o pn e d in four downs on its first two
gling. In fact, six of the Tide’s seven drives of the g ame ,.but the tale of the
opponents had losing records enter- spectre ends there,
ing Saturday’s action. Only two of p e nn State opened the second quar-
Penn State’s first six foes were below j er w j t jj a touchdown following a six
.soo. play, 65-yard drive and it never
“I told (the players) not to let the iooked back. By day’s end, the Lions
people intimidate you by saying that had racked up 378 total yards includ
we haven’t played anybody,” Pater- ing an unheard of 168 yards through
no said. “I said both teams have the air. Quarterback John Shaffer
something to prove today ... Let’s added to the resurgence by complet- T . ht end Brian siverling said the
just look at it that way and let’s not ing 13 of 17 passes while guiding the ff ° was haDPy t 0 comply with
think we’ve got anything more to Lions through 34:32 of possession Sandusky - s wishes!
prove than they do.” time. “It’s great to go out and do the
Offensive guard Dan Morgan said The victory mar e •„ things y° u want to do ’” he said- ' ]
Paterno’s talk was slightly out of a " c <; d IfsSarßow" WhS’s think rightfully so we were criticized
character for the veteran coach, who since the 1 ® . , ' ... last year. A couple of times we had to
won his 194th game. The total ties him m °[ e ’ ll Sll ®" ,lniriprs from New move the ball in crucial situatlons
with Howard Jones for 12th place on Newspap P ch . a nd we didn’t get it done and that puts
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much,” Morgan said. “He knows that But the first person to herald the bal1B „ Y
and he really said more today than he com i ng 0 f the Lions’ offense was tor tne aeiense.
usually does.” actually Penn State Defensive Coor- Tailback D.J. Dozier agreed with
But Paterno’s words proved to be dinator Jerry Sandusky. Siv ?, r , b ! l^' . • „
maeic to the Lions’ earache belle of “What the offense did (today) had a We re becoming a complete team
the B ball danced all night long, while tremendous effect on the way we now,” he said. The tter J e S at
Alabama wondered if the clock on its could play defensively,” he said. “If offense), the better the defense will
season had struck 12. they weren’t able to move the football get.
inning on a three-run rally by the Mets.
“I had a sleepless night last night after that
ballgame. Coming that close to the
championship it was a very difficult morn
ing," McNamara said.
One reporter started to ask McNamara a
question saying, “When you woke up this
morning...” ,
McNamara’interrupted and said, "I didn t
go to sleep.”
Darling, 1-1 in two World Series starts
while throwing 14 innings without allowing an
earned run, will now be pitching on his
Chicago quarterback Jim McMahon sports the latest in sweatband apparel
In yesterday’s game with Detroit. The ‘B2’ on his armband is in memory of
former teammate Ken Margerum who was cut from the squad last week to
make room for newly-acquired quarterback Doug Flutie.
Offense no problem
this time around
Collegian Sports Writer
normal four days’ rest instead of three.
“I’ll just go as hard as I can for as long as I
can,” he said. “It’s another night without
sleep, but I guess it’ll help to get another
day’s rest.”
The Mets generally were disappointed by
the rainout, feeling they would lose the mo
mentum from their Game 6 victory. The Mets
rallied with three runs after there were two
out in the bottom of the 10th to win 6-5.
“A win like last night is an emotional one
for us, and a draining one for them,” Mets
first baseman Keith Hernandez said.
M think rightfully so
we were criticized
last year. A couple of
times we had to move
the ball in crucial
situations and we
didn’t get it done.’
Brian Siverling, tight
Booters earn win,
Collegian Spoils Writer
Last Friday night at Jeffrey Field, 9-4-5.
Penn State soccer fans were treated Friday night’s game began as so
to a prime example of grace under many other Penn State matches have
pressure. beautiful shots but no goals. This
The pressure stemmed from the streak ended 28 minutes into the first
fact that the Lions had to beat the half when Jan Skorpen nailed his 15th
Fighting Irishof Notre Dame in order goal of the season.
to have a chance at an NCAA tourna
ment bid.
The grace was in their perfor- crossed it parallel to the goal mouth,
mance, which gained them a 3-0 vie- Skorpen redirected it in mid-air with
tory in one of the tightest games a flying kick to the left corner of the
they’ve played all year. goal.
“I thought we played well for 90 The first half ended with the Lions
minutes,” said Head Coach Walt up 1-0.
Bahr. “It was our most complete
game of the year from start to fin
Yesterday however, the Lions energy is high and people want to
didn’t play as cleanly as they did work hard, everything falls in place.”
Netwomen down Penn
Collegian Sports Writer
Victory is what every team strives No. 5 wins,
for, but not many win with the style Kelly Nelson and Lisa Thomas
and consistency of the women’s ten- notched two-set wins at the thrid and
nis team. Pitted against a strong and sixth positions, by posting scores of 6-
experienced Penn squad, the 3,6-4 and 6-2,6-4, respectively. Thom
"young” Lady Lions gave it their all as, who played her first singles match
and gave up only one match in front of the season Saturday after recov
of supportive fans Saturday at the ering from a sprained ankle, said she
Penn State Tennis Club. was anxious going into the match.
The 8-1 win ups Penn State’s record “There was a lot of anticipation,”
to 5-0, and was probably its most the freshman from Pittsburgh said,
hard-fought victory of the season. “It seems like I’ve waited so long, but
“We knew that if we were going to I felt a lot better after I played a
win against a team like Penn, every- match.
one would have to play very good “Everyone worked real hard in
tennis,” said Head Coach Jan Bortn- preparation for the match,” she said,
er. “Everyone had a lot of determin-
The Lady Lions won four of the ation. No one felt they were out of it
contest’s five three-set matches, of- after they lost the first set; they were
ten rebounding after losing the first confident they could come back and
set. Bortner saw these wins as a win, and they did.”
positive sign of the progress his team The doubles competition saw only
is making. one match going to three sets. Nelson
“They showed a lot of fight, spirit, and Romi Walker posted a 4-6,7-5,6-2
and most importantly, when we were win at No. 1. Karabedian and Adams
down, we fought back,” Bortner said, added to Penn State’s effort at No. 2
“That’s the sign of a team playing with a 6-2, 6-1 win, and Ellis and
hard and determined. We probably Pierce rounded out the winning with a
played as well as we could have 6-2, 7-5 score at No. 3.
played; we looked real sharp.” Bortner said in many cases, Penn
Penn State’s only loss came at State’s three freshmen were playing
No. 1 singles, where Darnell Adams Penn’s sophomores and juniors, and
dropped a 6-3,4-6,6-4 match. Claudia he was pleased with the confidence
Karabedian (No. 2) battled back his players showed once they got over
from a 2-6 first set loss to notch 6-2,6-3 their nervousness.
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Friday night and ended their game
against the University of Connecticut
in a 3-3 tie. Their record now stands at
Niall Harrison controled the ball in
the right-hand corner of the field and
“Everything was working really
well,” said midfielder Steve Potter.
“The energy was high, and when the
set wins. Caroline Pierce (2-6, 6-1, 6-
3) and Christie Ellis (2-6,6-1,6-3) both
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Potter had the second goal of the were to no avail in keeping the score
game, which he scored off a direct even, however, because UConn
kick due to a hand ball. scored again with barely three min-
The third and final goal was a utes remaining in the first half.
Skorpen-Troy Synder combination In the second half, Synder, with an
which occured with 15 minutes re- assist from Potter, brought the score
maining. Skorpen dribbled the ball to 2-2.
down the right side and located Synd- His goal was followed by a UConn
er who was open at the near post, goal scored when a free kick was
Skorpen passed the ball and Synder bobbled at the goal line,
snapped the shot. In the final minutes of play, the
“They were a great team, but the tying goal was credited to Potter who
way we played we just took the game hit a line drive into the net off of a
away from them,” Synder said. direct kick 25 yard outside of the box.
Following the Notre Dame game, “We don’t know if this game will
the Lions hit the road and played a hurt us (as far as an NCAA bid is
game marred by defensive errors. concerned),” Assistant Coach Barry
UConn opened the scoring four min- Gorman said. “It depends a lot on
utes into the game by taking advan- how the other teams in our district
tage of a bad Penn State pass. make out. The Temple game (this
Skorpen evened the score with 10 Friday night at Jeffrey Field) takes
minutes remaining in the half off of on extra meaning because of this
an assist by Harrison. His efforts game.”
Carter ties record
in harriers' win
Collegian Sports Writer
A fired-up men’s cross country nificant.
team avenged a diasppointing loss “Now you’re talking about great
to Eastern rival Bucknell a week stuff,” Groves said. “This course
earlier by winning its first Atlantic was run on by thousands of guys
10 Conference Championship Sat- over the years.”
urday at Van Cortlandt Park in the “The course has been around for
Bronx, N.Y. so long, and to tie a record there
All-American Eric Carter ran just proves that Eric is a super
the 5-mile race in 23:51, tying an quality runner,” said senior cap
-11-year-old course record set by tain Rick McGarry, who placed
Dave Merrick of the University of seventh in 25:16.
Pennsylvania. Carter, a junior Penn State finished with 27
from Verona, Pa., ran the first points, while three-time defending
mile in 4:32 and had a time of 14:20 A-10 champ West Virginia fol
after three miles. He jumped into lowed with 55 points,
the lead shortly after the first mile Sophomore Brian Laird contin
and was in command for virtually ued his solid running by capturing
the whole race. second place in 24:37. Senior Bill
When Head Coach Harry Groves
alerted Carter that he was in the
grasp of a course record, Carter
shifted into full gear.
“After I told him his time was 10.
23:37 with 200 yards to go, he knew “We had six of our guys in the
he had a shot at doing it,” Groves top 10,” McGarry said. “When a
sa id. team does that, it’s pretty tough to
“He really turned it on.” do anything against them.”
The fact that Carter tied the “The big thing was our team’s
record at Van Cortlandt Park, one effort,” Groves added.
of the oldest and most well-known
cross country courses in the world,
makes the record even more sig-
McCafferty finished eighth in
25:19, while freshmen Doug Wal
ter (9th, 25:26) and Jay Novak
(10th, 25:29) rounded out the top
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