As a recent Colgate graduate, I was amused to read that Rutgers coach Doug Graber was upset about Penn State's running up the score on the Scarlet Knights. In 1993 Graber's team beat Colgate 68-6. Later in the same season Graber was able to hold his Knights to a 62-0 squeaker over Temple.
W. PATTON HAHN, Arlington, Va.
Rutgers may not have liked it, but Joe Paterno was doing what his peers punished him for not doing against Indiana last year. If I were a coach in contention for the national championship, I would score as many points as possible in every game. The coaches brought this on themselves, and we're stuck with it until Division I-A football does what Division I-AA, II and III already do—settle who is No. 1 with playoffs, not polls.
JOE SWAIN JR., Toms River, N.J.
Nebraska goes on the road, plays everybody they took to the game and still beats a decent Michigan State team 50-10. Penn State gets Texas Tech at home and squeaks by 24-23. Yet your article makes Penn State sound more noble because it barely won. I don't get it. What was Nebraska supposed to do?
MARK DIRKSCHNEIDER, Peoria, Ill.
Your article on Miami Dolphin defensive tackle Steve Emtman (Broken Promise, Sept. 25) referred to Emtman as "the first player in the history of the NFL to return from a torn patella tendon." Actually, former New York Jet Joe Klecko (below) suffered this same injury in 1982, returned for the playoffs that season and later was named to the Pro Bowl at three different positions—defensive end, defensive tackle and nosetackle.
BOB SHWALB, Pompton Lakes, N.J.