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The Sun Remembers: Nov. 17-23

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Nov. 19, 2000: A 27-0 defeat of the Dallas Cowboys gives the Ravens their fourth shutout of the season before an announced 69,416 at PSINet Stadium. The Ravens (8-4) gain 250 rushing yards, a franchise record, as Jamal Lewis runs for 187 of them.

Nov, 21, 1981: Rob Ryerson's late goal gives Oakland Mills its third straight state Class B soccer title, a 4-3 win over Woodward. It's the Scorpions' 37th consecutive game without a loss.

Nov. 17, 1973: Maryland's 28-13 victory at Clemson earns the Terps a berth in the Peach Bowl, their first postseason appearance in 18 years. Junior running back Lou Carter (Arundel) scores three touchdowns against the Tigers, including a 50-yard romp on the third play from scrimmage.

Nov. 23, 1968: Gus "Honeycomb" Johnson's bank shot at the buzzer gives the Bullets a 128-127 victory over the Detroit Pistons at the Civic Center. Rallying from 13 points down in the last quarter, Baltimore (14-5) takes the lead in the NBA Eastern Division.

Nov. 22, 1968: In the first soccer game ever played at Byrd Stadium, Maryland upsets Saint Louis, the defending national champion, 3-1, to advance to the NCAA quarterfinals. Jerry Chareczko's two goals spark the Terps (12-0), who'll go on to play Michigan State to a 2-2 tie for the championship.

Nov. 23, 1957: Johnny Sample leads Maryland State (now UMES) to a 14-0 victory over Shaw for the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association championship. Sample, who'll go on to star with the Colts and New York Jets, catches a 35-yard TD pass, kicks two extra points and averages 40 yards a punt.

Nov. 23, 1944: Playing on Thanksgiving for the first time in their long-standing rivalry, Poly and City battle to a 7-7 tie at Municipal (later Memorial) Stadium before an announced 20,000.

Nov. 20, 1937: Navy's B squad routs Rutgers' B squad in football, 126-0, in Annapolis. Navy, which leads 59-0 at halftime, scores 19 TDs and is never held on downs.

Birthday

Nov. 18, 1963: Maryland's Len Bias, a first-team All-America forward from Landover who died of a drug overdose after his selection by the Boston Celtics as the second overall pick in the 1986 NBA draft.

mike.klingaman@baltsun.com

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