Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hurricanes Fight Past Buffaloes

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Hurricanes Fight Past Buffaloes

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Third-ranked Miami lived up to its reputation Saturday against No. 13 Colorado. That was good news and bad news for the Hurricanes.

Miami survived a furious rally to beat the Buffaloes 35-29, but the victory was overshadowed by an ugly, bench-clearing brawl that resulted in the ejection of 12 players near the end of the first half.

It was the fifth major fight involving Miami in the last five years. Coach Dennis Erickson and school officials have tried hard to improve the team's bad-boy image, but Saturday's melee will hurt their efforts even though it was hard to tell who started this free-for-all.

"I didn't see how it started," Erickson said. "It's a crime. Nobody likes that. I'm not proud of it, our football team is not proud of it, and I'm sure Colorado isn't either.

"It's not our fault. It takes two to tangle. It's unfortunate, because it was such a great game."

Frank Costa threw two TD passes and Donnell Bennett rushed for two scores as Miami (3-0) won its 30th consecutive regular-season game and handed Colorado (2-2) its second straight loss for the first time in seven years.

Miami took a 35-15 lead on a 26-yard TD run by James Stewart with 8 minutes 50 seconds left in the game, but Colorado scored twice in a 90-second span, pulling to 35-29 on James Hill's 5-yard TD run with 5:04 remaining.

The Buffaloes had a chance to win after recovering a fumble by Stewart on the Colorado 36 with 2:07 left. But after driving to the Miami 17, Kordell Stewart's fourth-down pass was broken up with 13 seconds left and the Hurricanes ran out the clock. Nebraska 48, Colorado State 13

LINCOLN, Neb. - Tommie Frazier passed for two touchdowns and ran for one, sparking injury-riddled and sixth-ranked Nebraska to a victory.

The Cornhuskers (4-0) entered the game with a long list of walking wounded, but the injuries appeared to have little impact on the game. …

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