The Cincinnati Enquirer
Sunday, Oct. 4, 1998 -- Volume 3, No. 277
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DEFENSE IGNITES OHIO STATE
"I told the defense that it was time for us to score a touchdown to fire up the team," LB Jerry Rudzinski said. "I didn't know it'd be me."
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Sports Headlines for  Sunday, October 4, 1998

Paul Daugherty column
Buckeyes have title game look
COLUMBUS -- An eternal reality of college football is, to get to the few glamorous games, you have to wade through lots of games that deserve bags on their heads.


UC loss worst since Penn St.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Kirt Doolin won a state football title at Covington Catholic in 1997. Ben Piening was a state runner-up at Moeller. Both had no qualms about signing with the rising Cincinnati Bearcats, whose days of epic losses seemed long gone.
Marshall QB routs Miami
As far as Miami is concerned, the wrong guy from Marshall went to the NFL early. Chad Pennington, the guy who threw the ball to Randy Moss, picked apart the RedHawk secondary on Saturday night.
Tim Sullivan column
No Series for Sosa, only toasts
CHICAGO -- Sammy Sosa swung and missed. He waved his bat at a slider beyond his reach, low and outside, and walked back to the dugout to put his wood away for the winter.
BRAVES 6, CUBS 2
CHICAGO -- Some demons haunt even the great ones, even when they come back to stomp on the ghosts nine years later.
PADRES 2, ASTROS 1
SAN DIEGO -- Jim Leyritz doesn't have the swagger of Reggie Jackson -- just the knack for big postseason home runs.
INDIANS 2, RED SOX 1
BOSTON -- Boston manager Jimy Williams' first questionable pitching decision kept the Red Sox in the game. His last one helped the Cleveland Indians reach the AL championship series.
Spikes, Simmons get hurry-up call
The Bengals promised that speed would define Takeo Spikes and Brian Simmons. The team had no idea how right it was.
NFL INSIDER
The reigning Super Bowl champions, 4-0 entering today's game against awful Philadelphia, are performing as if they're bent on repeating.
More turnovers, More's misery
That's Vic Clark's logic, and he'll present his Thomas More football team for proof. Two years ago, the Saints had a plus 2.8 per-game turnover average -- the best in college football -- and went 10-0.
PREP FOOTBALL REPORT
A complete report on last weekend's Tristate games and scores from across Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana.
PREP FOOTBALL TRISTATE PASSION
Across the Tristate, thousands continue America's love of a high school sport that excites and binds communities together like few other events.
--> PUT McGWIRE ON YOUR DESKTOP
Download photos of his record-breaking 62nd home run. It's easy. We tell you how.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PREVIEW
We've got outlooks, rosters and schedules for Tristate schools, plus stories on the top players and The Enquirer coaches' poll.
COLLEGE FOOTBALL PREVIEWS
We've got UC, Ohio State and Kentucky covered with stories, rosters and schedules.
BENGALS '98 PREVIEW
Check out the story on Corey Dillon and the year of the running back, plus other kickoff coverage.
CINCINNATI GOLF GUIDE
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