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THE WEEK
N. Brooks Clark
October 03, 1983
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October 03, 1983

The Week

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On Vanderbilt's first play from scrimmage against Alabama, Kurt Page threw 59 yards for a touchdown. 'Bama fumbled the ensuing kickoff, and the Commodores got another TD. A field goal made the score 17-0, at which juncture the Vanderbilt highlight film ended and the Tide's began. Halfback Linnie Patrick went 118 yards on 24 carries, and 'Bama romped 44-24.

Against South Carolina, Georgia's senior quarterback, John Lastinger, was booed by the home fans when he took over after sophomore Todd Williams left the game in the third quarter with a charley horse. Lastinger completed 10 of 14 passes and rallied the Dawgs from a 10-10 third-quarter tie to a 34-13 victory. "To be honest," Lastinger said of the boos, "I didn't hear them. I've heard them before, though. I'm not going to let those fans spoil my senior year."

Mississippi, which was 0-3, upset previously unbeaten Arkansas 13-10, while North Carolina defeated William and Mary, 51-20. In that game, Scott Stankavage of the Tar Heels connected on 17 of 21 passes to increase his season completion average to 73.6%. "His receivers have been catching the ball real well," said North Carolina Coach Dick Crum.

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