October 5, 1997 in Sports

Stanford Runs Over, Around Notre Dame

Associated Press
 

Pac-10

Anthony Bookman shed tacklers with his speed, Mike Mitchell broke through them, and the two gashed Notre Dame into one defensive breakdown after another.

Bookman ran for 142 yards and two touchdowns and Mitchell rushed for 135 yards and two scores as No. 19 Stanford overpowered Notre Dame 33-15 Saturday at Stanford, Calif., sending the Irish to their fourth straight loss. It’s the first time since 1963 that Notre Dame has lost four in a row in a season.

For the third consecutive game, Bookman and Mitchell each had at least 100 yards rushing for Stanford, which snapped a three-game home losing streak to Notre Dame.

Struggling under first-year coach Bob Davie, Notre Dame fell to 1-4.

“We’re all going to leave here with a bad taste, with a feeling we’ve hit rock bottom,” Davie said. “Stanford really ran the ball against us in the second half. They got stronger. We wore down and just caved in.”

Stanford 33, Notre Dame 15

Notre Dame 3 6 0 6 - 15

Stanford 7 3 7 16 - 33

ND-FG Sanson 45, 3:45 Stan-Mitchell 15 run (Miller kick), 1:04 ND-Holloway 11 pass from Powlus (kick failed), 2:58 Stan-FG Miller 37, :18 Stan-Mitchell 3 run (Miller kick), 1:23 Stan-Bookman 58 run (Miller kick), 13:42 ND-Brown 27 pass from Powlus (pass failed), 10:57 Stan-Bookman 4 run (Miller kick), 3:15 Stan-Safety, Powlus sacked in end zone by Wong, 2:35 A-75,651.

ND Stan First downs 18 34 Rushes-yards 35-121 53-322 Passing 177 192 Comp-Att-Int 13-21-0 26-38-0 Return Yards 0 7 Punts-Avg. 4-40.8 3-33.7 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-64 6-64 Time of Possession 23:28 36:32 RUSHING-Notre Dame, Denson 21-116, Driver 5-19, Spencer 2-12, Barry 2-(minus 1), Powlus 5-(minus 25). Stanford, Bookman 14-142, Mitchell 29-135, Ritchie 5-31, Lacey 3-20, Comella 1-2, Hutchinson 1-(minus 8).

PASSING-Notre Dame, Powlus 13-21-0-177. Stanford, Hutchinson 26-38-0-192.

RECEIVING-Notre Dame, Brown 5-88, M. Johnson 4-58, Denson 2-15, Holloway 1-11, Nelson 1-5. Stanford, Walters 7-66, Dunn 5-41, Mitchell 5-37, Bookman 4-11, Comella 2-11, Pitts 1-15, Ritchie 1-6, Hanson 1-5.

La. Tech 41, California 34

At Shreveport, La., Tim Rattay found tight end Josh Bradley alone in the middle of the field for a 42-yard touchdown with 53 seconds left to give Louisiana Tech the upset.

It was Rattay’s third touchdown pass of the night.

The Bulldogs (4-1), held scoreless in the third quarter as California pressured Rattay, tied the game for the second time on Bobby Ray Tell’s third touchdown of the night, a 3-yard run that made it 34-34 with 5:22 left.

California 7 20 7 0 - 34

Louisiana Tech 21 6 0 14 - 41

Tech-Williams 13 yards pass from Rattay, (Kent kick), 11.41 Cal-O’Neal 66 run (Brache kick), 11:14 Tech-Tell 36 pass Rattay (Kent kick), 8:56 Tech-Tell 7 run (Kent kick), 5:09 Cal- Shaw 66 pass from Vedder, (Brache kick), 11:24 Cal- Fields 5 run, (Kick failed), 6:45 Tech-FG Kent 23, 3:35 Cal- Shaw 24 pass from Vedder (Brache kick), 1:29 Tech-FG Kent 43, :02 Cal- White 1 run, (Brache kick), :30 Tech- Tell 3 run, (Kent kick), 5:22 Tech- Bradley 42 pass from Rattay, (Kent kick), :53 A-24,812 Cal LTU First downs 28 26 Rushes-yards 48-235 28-201 Passing 314 343 Comp-Att-Int 21-37-1 24-52-0 Return Yards 156 161 Punts-Avg. 5-42.4 5-32.8 Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-0 Penalties-Yards 10-103 8-64 Time of Possession 35:08 24:52 RUSHING-California, O’Neal 12-108, Fields 19-90, Vedder 11-31, White 6-6. Louisiana Tech, Tell 12-91, Rattay 6-38, Lill 1-28, Pratt 7-21.

PASSING-California, Vedder 21-37-1-314. Louisiana Tech, Rattay 24-51-343, Edwards 1-0-0.

RECEIVING-California, Shaw 6-121, O’Neal 4-67, Nartey 3-36, Douglas 3-27. Louisiana Tech, Edwards 9-176, Bradley 5-76, Williams 5-51, Tell 3-41.

Oregon St. 26, San Jose St. 12

The Oregon State defense did all the scoring in the first half as Basheer Elahee started off the Beavers with a 29-yard interception return in a ragged victory over the Spartans (0-4) at Corvallis, Ore.

The Beavers forced a safety and junior linebacker Brian Rogers ran back a fumble 59 yards. Then Oregon State revived its offense in the second half in a game full of mistakes and miscues.

San Jose St 0 6 0 6 - 12

Oregon St 9 3 7 7 - 26

OSU-Elahee 29 interception return (Cortez kick), 00:51.

OSU-Safety, Kasteler fumble out of end zone, 1:51. OSU-Roger 59 fumble recovery return (Cortez kick), 3:43.

SJS-Persson 4 run (run failed), 10:13. OSU- FG Cortez 32, 2:48.

SJS-Persson 1 run (kick failed), :29.

OSU-Alexander 4 run (Cortez kick), 3:42.

A-19,168 SJS OSU First downs 18 20 Rushes-yards 41-80 40-104 Passing 241 267 Comp-Att-Int 18-41-1 17-33-1 Return Yards 82 92 Punts-Avg. 7-40.0 5-37.4 Fumbles-Lost 4-2 4-2 Penalties-Yards 8-80 11-70 Time of Possession 29:54 30:06 RUSHING-San Jose St., Persson 16-55, West 1-37, Meeks 10-34, Bailey 1-3, Vye 11-(minus 21), Kasteler 2-(minus 28). Oregon St., Walker 19-62, Williams 6-31, Lazetich 1-13, Jacot 1-4, Alexander 13-(minus 6).

PASSING-San Jose St., Vye 17-36-1-215, Kasteler 0-4-1-0. Oregon St., Alexander 17-33-1-267.

RECEIVING-San Jose St, Newell 7-128, Payne 7-53, Knapp 2-25, Smith 1-26, Bailey 1-9. Oregon St, Jenkins 3-34, Tompkins 2-71, Ainsworth 2-57, Prescott 2-27, Kuykendall 2-12, Lazetich 1-24, Walker 1-19, Maurer 1-17, Jacot 1-5, Williams 1-1, Battle 1-0.

USC 35, UNLV 21

At Los Angeles, John Fox and R. Jay Soward hooked up on a pair of long touchdown passes in the fourth quarter as heavily favored USC rallied to defeat UNLV and give John Robinson his 100th college coaching victory.

The Trojans, favored by 25 points, trailed much of the game and had to withstand a 26-of-45, 354-yard passing performance by Jon Denton of the Rebels (2-3).

UNLV 0 7 7 7 - 21

USC 0 6 8 21 - 35

USC-FG Abrams 27, 2:48 UNLV-Wofford 1 run (O’Reilly kick), :55 USC-FG Abrams 37, :00 UNLV-Ware 8 pass from Denton (O’Reilly kick), 5:45 USC-MacKenzie 1 run (Sermons pass from Fox), 2:09 UNLV-Denton 1 run (O’Reilly kick), 12:50 USC-Soward 44 pass from Fox (Abrams kick), 12:03 USC-Soward 78 pass from Fox (Abrams kick), 6:57 USC-MacKenzie 11 run (Abrams kick), 5:49 A-48,404.

UNLV USC First downs 23 30 Rushes-yards 28-25 44-181 Passing 354 355 Comp-Att-Int 26-45-1 23-32-2 Return Yards 11 19 Punts-Avg. 6-30 3-35 Fumbles-Lost 2-1 0-0 Penalties-Yards 6-38 7-43 Time of Possession 27:21 32:39 RUSHING-UNLV, Wofford 14-50, Hankins 7-10, Denton 7-(-)35. USC, MacKenzie 19-104, Washington 11-44, Papadakis 5-17, Woods 3-10, McCutcheon 1-9, Sermons 2-7, Iacenda 1-0, Fox 2-(-)10.

PASSING-UNLV, Denton 26-45-1-354. USC, Fox 23-32-2-355.

RECEIVING-UNLV, Williams 11-165, Ware 7-96, Baker 5-72, Toohey 2-13, Wofford 1-8. USC, Miller 8-112, Soward 5-167, Bastianelli 5-41, Sermons 2-15, MacKenzie 2-6, Woods 1-14.

Arizona 31, San Diego St. 28

At Tucson, Ariz., Ortege Jenkins, a redshirt freshman making his first start, threw three touchdown passes and led the Wildcats into range for Mark McDonald’s 28-yard field goal with 1:12 to play.

Jenkins had a 35-yard scoring throw to Rodney Williams and 56- and 7-yard throws to Dennis Northcutt.

Trung Canidate also ran 96 yards on the longest scoring play in Arizona history.

The Wildcats sacked Kevin McKechnie four times, and Chester Burnett sealed the victory with an interception with 26 seconds left. McKechnie threw three first-quarter scoring passes - including 41- and 37-yard strikes to Az-zahir Hakim - to give the Aztecs (1-4) a 21-0 lead.

San Diego St. 21 0 7 0 - 28

Arizona 0 14 7 10 - 31

SDSU-Hakim 41 pass from McKechnie (Tandberg kick), 13:10.

SDSU-Gourdine 22 pass from McKechnie (Tandberg kick), 11:00.

SDSU-Hakim 37 pass from McKechnie (Tandberg kick), 3:06. Ari-Williams 35 pass from Jenkins (McDonald kick), 8:50.

Ari-Canidate 96 run (McDonald kick), 6:55. Ari-Northcutt 56 pass from Jenkins (McDonald kick), 6:04.

SDSU-J. Lewis 36 run (Tandberg kick), :38. Ari-Northcutt 7 pass from Jenkins (McDonald kick), 9:31.

Ari-FG McDonald 28, 1:12.

A-39,195.

SDS Ari First downs 19 21 Rushes-yards 28-107 43-210 Passing 270 285 Comp-Att-Int 16-31-1 17-32-0 Return Yards 104 126 Punts-Avg. 7-47.0 8-45.6 Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0 Penalties-Yards 6-55 9-67 Time of Possession 23:15 36:45 RUSHING-San Diego St., J. Lewis 8-59, Evans 12-52, McKechnie 8-(minus 4). Arizona, Canidate 16-142, Hinton 12-34, Jenkins 11-28, Eafon 2-3, Schmidtke 2-3.

PASSING-San Diego St., McKechnie 16-31-1-270. Arizona, Jenkins 17-32-0-285.

RECEIVING-San Diego St., Johnson 5-84, Reyes 4-61, Hakin 3-92, Gourdine 2-30, Evans 1-4, Pierce 1-(minus 1). Arizona, Northcutt 6-121, Williams 5-103, Eafon 2-26, Nadeau 2-18, Schmidtke 1-10, Canidate 1-7. (22)

UCLA 66, Houston 10

Cade McNown passed for 297 yards and four touchdowns and Skip Hicks ran for two scores in the first half as the Bruins rolled over the Cougars at Pasadena, Calif.

UCLA scored two touchdowns in the opening 2 minutes and six TDs and a field goal on nine first-half possessions.

Houston 3 0 0 7 - 10

UCLA 21 24 14 7 - 66

UCLA-S. Hicks 2 run (Sailer kick), 13:47.

UCLA-Poli-Dixon 31 pass from McNown (Sailer kick), 13:00.

Hou-FG Villarreal 44, 9:58.

UCLA-Farmer 40 pass from McNown (Sailer kick), 2:34. UCLA-Poli-Dixon 15 pass from McNown (Sailer kick), 12:37.

UCLA-FG Sailer 41, 10:07.

UCLA-S. Hicks 3 run (Sailer kick), 6:49.

UCLA-McElroy 46 pass from McNown (Sailer kick), :15. UCLA-Neufeld 11 pass from Bennett (Stabile kick), 4:49.

UCLA-Wiley 24 interception return (Stabile kick), 3:20. Hou-McGuire 1 run (Villarreal kick), 9:01.

UCLA-Lewis 28 run (Stabile kick), 2:35.

A-38,004.

Hou UCLA First downs 24 16 Rushes-yards 47-181 35-99 Passing 136 349 Comp-Att-Int 13-42-4 14-18-0 Return Yards 8 89 Punts-Avg. 4-36.3 4-49.3 Fumbles-Lost 3-2 0-0 Penalties-Yards 4-33 9-65 Time of Possession 33:10 26:50 RUSHING-Houston, Inniss 19-87, McGuire 14-72, Henderson 8-28, Burton 1-17, Helton 1-0, McKinley 4-(minus 23). UCLA, Lewis 6-41, S. Hicks 14-31, K. Brown 8-20, Price 3-9, McElroy 1-5, Caldwell 1-1, Bennett 1-(minus 2), McNown 1-(minus 6).

PASSING-Houston, McKinley 5-20-3-58, Helton 8-21-1-78, Thiebaud 0-1-0-0. UCLA, McNown 11-14-0-297, Bennett 3-4-0-52.

RECEIVING-Houston, Iglesias 3-35, Spencer 3-32, Bryant 3-22, McGuire 2-26, Wheeler 1-11, Regimbald 1-10. UCLA, Lee 4-87, Farmer 3-74, McElroy 2-113, Poli-Dixon 2-46, Neufeld 1-11, Crecion 1-9, Scott 1-9.

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