St. Petersburg Times Online: Sports
TampaBay.com
Place an Ad Calendars Classified Forums Sports Weather
tampabay.com

printer version

Big East briefs

By Compiled from Times wires

© St. Petersburg Times, published September 10, 2000


Cincy's last-play FG stuns Syracuse CINCINNATI -- Jason Mammarelli's first career field goal was a winner.

Mammarelli kicked a 47-yarder on the final play of the game to give Cincinnati a 12-10 victory over Syracuse on Saturday.

"As soon as they told me I was going to kick the ball, I just blanked out and focused," Mammarelli said. "As soon as I kicked it, I knew it was going through."

Jonathan Ruffin kicked three fourth-quarter field goals before giving way to the strong-legged Mammarelli, who handles kickoffs, for the winner.

"I'd like to thank my coaches for having confidence in me for letting me kick that ball," Mammarelli said. "I'm glad they called my number, but I'd be just as happy if they'd called Ruffin because he would have made the kick, too."

Mike Shafer had kicked a 35-yarder with 43 seconds left to give Syracuse a 10-9 lead.

Syracuse scored its touchdown on a busted play. With the ball on the Cincinnati 19 and Syracuse in shotgun formation, the snap bounced past Troy Nunes. He picked it up and rolled to his right until he spotted David Tyree, who caught the pass untouched in the end zone.

Nunes was 21-of-30 for 221 yards.

"In our minds, it should never have come down to that (Mammarelli field goal)," Nunes said. " ... The quarterback's job is to score points and win games, and I didn't do either."

Five Syracuse players suspended for one game for unspecified violations of team rules made their first start of the season, including running back James Mungro, who rushed eight times for 29 yards.

BOSTON COLLEGE 55, ARMY 17: Tim Hasselbeck threw a 75-yard touchdown pass to Dedrick Dewalt on the first play of the second half and Boston College broke away.

Its was the worst home defeat for Army since it fell 45-7 to Pittsburgh in 1980.

Boston College scored 28 points in the third quarter after leading 20-10 at halftime.

On the first play after Dewalt's long score, BC defensive back Curtis Bolden intercepted a pass from Chad Jenkins and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown.

PITTSBURGH 34, BOWL. GREEN 16: John Turman came off the bench to throw three touchdown passes for the visiting Panthers, who ran their record to 14-0 against Mid-American Conference teams.

David Priestley started at quarterback, But Pittsburgh lost fumbles on consecutive possessions, and Turman came in and threw touchdown passes on the next two possessions.

RUTGERS 59, BUFFALO 0: Mike McMahon threw five touchdown passes for the second straight week for host Rutgers.

The margin of victory was the largest since a 62-0 win over Temple in 1993, which also had been the most recent shutout for the Scarlet Knights.

McMahon hit Walter King on scoring passes of 7 and 15 yards and David Stringer from 20 and 15.

Back to Sports
Back to Top

© 2006 • All Rights Reserved • Tampa Bay Times
490 First Avenue South • St. Petersburg, FL 33701 • 727-893-8111
Contact the Times | Privacy Policy
Standard of Accuracy | Terms, Conditions & Copyright
 

From the Times sports desk

Devil Rays
  • Rays go down quickly, quietly
  • Rupe says clot was blessing in disguise
  • Williams' way of life shows he's no thug

  • Bucs
  • Not even Lynch can stop time
  • Things are just peachy for Quezie
  • Bears have running question
  • Matt Millen: analysis
  • Keyshawn makes all of his catches count
  • Knowledgeable fans can see a difference

  • Tennis
  • Venus claims Open
  • Big serves, but bigger stakes
  • Spadea chosen to play in Olympics

  • Reader mail
  • Mizell's mailbag
  • Rays go down without a fight

  • Other sports
  • Wright wins bout and shot at Trinidad-Vargas winner
  • Mutiny stymied on two fronts
  • Sports briefs
  • Captain's corner
  • Time to travel with dolphins
  • As legend has it, get ready to fish
  • This week on TV
  • Chevrolet 400 notes

  • Baseball
  • Dunedin loses championship
  • Arizona looks for a scapegoat

  • Lightning
  • 'Dramatic' turnabout seen on Day One
  • NHL briefs
  • A good example for Richards

  • Preps
  • Rams adjust well to new terrain
  • Countryside pulverizes Gulf 37-6
  • This week's best bet
  • Player of the week
  • Milestone win stirs memories
  • Tiger boys, Panther girls win Relays
  • Match becomes a family affair

  • NFL
  • NFL games
  • Ravens pumped for Jags matchup
  • NFL briefs
  • Best and worst: Week 2

  • Colleges
  • Chance passes USF by
  • Seminoles begin a restless stretch
  • UF cruises, but: 2 QB or not 2 QB?
  • FSU nips Tech again
  • College football notes
  • Big East briefs
  • College football around the state
  • SEC briefs
  • Graham gets start, thunders
  • UF's special teams return to prominence
  • FSU sideliners
  • And an old man shall lead them
  • Seminoles kick off a restless stretch
  • Running game still running in place
  • Spartans end Marshall's run
  • Big Ten briefs
  • ACC briefs
  • PAC briefs
  • College football around the nation
  • PAC briefs
  • USF sideliners
  • Fresh Bulls needed early, often


  • From the wire

    From the state sports wire
  • Jacksonville's Spicer placed on IR after leg surgery
  • FIU-Western Kentucky game postponed because of Jeanne
  • Brown anxious to face old team for first time
  • Dolphins' desperate defense readies for Roethlisberger
  • Former Sarasota lineman sheds tough-guy image with Michigan
  • Rothstein rejoins Heat as assistant
  • No. 16 Florida has history on its side against Kentucky
  • FSU and Clemson QBs both off to slow starts