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THE WEEK
N. Brooks Clark
November 21, 1983
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November 21, 1983

The Week

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At UNLV the quarterback is Randall Cunningham, younger brother of Sam (Bam). At Cal State-Fullerton it's Damon Allen, younger brother of another former USC star, Marcus. Their teams were set to meet at Anaheim Stadium on Saturday, but late that morning stadium officials decided that after two days of heavy rain with no let-up in sight, the field would best be left alone. The Rebels and the Titans moved to a nearby high school field that had been torn up by a game the previous night. There were no dressing rooms or coaches' phones, but there was a bench-clearing brawl in the mud. A crowd of about 5,000, including Sam Cunningham and Marcus Allen on the sidelines, watched as the younger Cunningham completed nine of 11 passes and UNLV prevailed 13-0.

In the qwazy Pac-10 (page 65), the only obstacle between Washington and the Rose Bowl is—as it was a year ago—Washington State. "I'm tickled to death," says Coach Jim Walden, whose Cougars upset the Huskies in their final regular-season game of 1982, thereby putting UCLA in the Rose Bowl, and last week beat Cal 16-6.

With five field goals in a 43-24 victory over Idaho, Tony Zendejas of Nevada-Reno became the NCAA career leader with 66. With an 81.5% success rate (66 of 81 field goal attempts) going into his final game this weekend, he has a chance to break the NCAA accuracy mark of 81.9% set by Chuck Nelson of Washington in 1980-82.

[This article contains a table. Please see hardcopy of magazine or PDF.]

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