1 year later, Notre Dame gets revenge Races to big lead, dumps Stanford

October 07, 1991|By Jeff Fletcher

Notre Dame settled a year-old score with Stanford in a businesslike manner Saturday night in Stanford, Calif.

"Revenge alone is not going to do it. You have to carry out the game plan," said fullback Jerome Bettis, who did his part by scoring four touchdowns in No. 7 Notre Dame's 42-26 victory over Stanford (1-3).

Last year, Stanford upset Notre Dame, 36-31, knocking the Fighting Irish out of the top spot in the polls.

"We felt we had a good game plan [Saturday night]," Notre Dame coach Lou Holtz said. "We're just happy to get out of here with a win."

Notre Dame (4-1) took a 28-0 lead and went into halftime ahead, 28-7.

* GEORGIA: Eric Zeier was saying the kind of things coaches love to hear after the freshman threw two touchdown passes in the Bulldogs' upset of Clemson on Saturday night in Athens, Ga.

"We can remember the win tonight," Zeier said, whose team is 4-1. "We'll have to forget it tomorrow. We get a new game every week."

The Tigers (3-1), now ranked No. 18, entered the game at No. 6.

The Tigers had the nation's best total defense, but it was Georgia that came up with the big plays.

Georgia came up with three interceptions and two fumble recoveries to help the Bulldogs avenge a 34-3 loss at Clemson last year.

* TOWSON STATE: It doesn't take a genius to predict what might happen when a team with no wins plays a team with no losses.

Saturday night, Towson fell to 0-4 while undefeated Indiana University of Pennsylvania improved to 5-0. The score? IUP, 54-10.

The Indians are No. 1 in Division II, and Tigers coach Phil Albert knows why.

"There's a big difference between wanting to do something and expecting to do something," Albert said after the game. "Right now, Indiana expects to win. It is really good mentally."

* BOWIE STATE: The Bulldogs (2-3, 1-3) also helped a nationally ranked, undefeated team stay perfect, losing, 41-9, Saturday night to Virginia Union (5-0, 3-0 in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association), which is No. 5 in Division II.

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