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Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas • Page 31

Abilene Reporter-News from Abilene, Texas • Page 31

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Lindsey Something Else Players like Jim Lindsey don't come around too often. The Abilene Christian College senior quarterback, whose collegiate career came to an end when he suffered a broken collar bone against the University of Texas at Arlington Saturday, is something special. The golden boy with the golden mane is something else. His computer-like a i efficiency enabled him to pile up astonishing statistics and when he bowed out Saturday Lindsey held no less than five NCAA career offensive records. But Jim Lindsey has more than a slingshot passing arm and impressive stats.

He has that special thing lhat modern people call charisma. It's something possessed by only a few. His ready smile, i leadership ability, his confident things set him apart. Lindsey i people, whether it be a hero worshiping youngster, a WILDCAT JIM LINDSEY No. 1 aerial artist opposing coach, a fan in the stands, admiring females (of all ages) or a reporter or photographer from "Sports Illustrated." And Lindsey has some intangibles that aren't readily seen from without.

His head coach, Wally Bullington, pointed them out this way: "Not only is Lindsey a great athlete but he has other attributes lhat are desirable, things like moral stability, Christian character and concern for others." After the injury Saturday he came back to the bench and cheered his teammates the remainder of the game. And he said: "I feel fortunate to have been able to play this long without an injury. teammates have given me great support. I'm just glad it didn't happen earlier in my career." Right now Lindsey is busy working with his replacement, freshman Ron Lauterbach, a 6-1, 280-pounder. "I plan to do all I can to help Ron," said Lindsey.

"I couldn't have a better replacement. He has a lot of ability and a great attitude." That's Jim i Something else, man. Last ACC Win Team Victory' Abilene Christian's 21 7 triumph over the University of Texas at Arlington can' be described as a "clutch victory." The Wildcats won despite several turnovers and most of all despite the loss of super quarterback Jim Lindsey, who was sidelined for the season with a broken collar bone in the fourth period. "We didn't play one of our better football games," said Coach Wally Bullington. "But we won anyway and I'm extremely proud of our young men.

UTA was up and played a fine ball game." Bullington thought his charges performed well enough in the clutch to take away the victory. "We seemed to have come up with the big plays when we needed them and we stopped Wildcat Club Meets Tonight ACC Wildcat Club will hold its regular weekly meeting In the Main Room of the Campus Center Tuesday night at 7:30. Main attraction will be the showing of the game film for last week's ACC game against UT-Arlington. Scouting reports on this week's Wildcat opponent -Trinity--will also be given, anc Coach Wally Bullington wil introduce several Wildcat stars from last week's game. them a couple of crucial times on the goal line." Before leaving the game in the 'inal stanza Lindsey had moved the Wildcats to ourtidowns.

He connected on 21 at 36 passes for 256 yards and added another 44 yards rushing for a game total of 300 even. Bullington singled out tailback Don Jlarr, wingback Nicky Pruitt and tight end Wolfgang Halbig for top offensive erfoi-mances. "I thought Pruitt tilled in well for Vinson (ace ass catcher Ronnie), Halbig lad a top game, with some clutch catches and Harr ran tough," said the Cat coach. Pniitt, who played (he game despite a virus, had seven catches for 68 yards and a TD. falbig snared six aerials for 118 yards and Harr gained 81 yards 15 carries.

The rugged tailback also had a 60-yard TD on a screen pass, called jack. The coaching staff honored Halbig as "Wildcat of the Week" on offense. Bullington had praise for the blocking ol the interior line, especially center Kennedy. "We.broke the trap up the middle a'couple of times for good gains," said Bullington The ACC defense allowed UTA only 293 yards total offense, not bad for today's standards. BulUngton said Eddy Mendl did a good job at a defensive halfback post and Dave Mann was praised for his play at ACC's JIMMY STEVENS defensive standout efensive end.

Jimmy Stevens was in on 19 acklcs in the secondary whili middle linebacker Phil Martin ad 10 tackles and outside inebacker Kelvin Keele seven itevens was honored 'Wildcat of the Week" 01 defense. ACC Runners Win Seventh SLC Title The Abilene Christian cross country team came through with was a real team victory a great team effort to capture Arkansas State was expecting their seventh i win, but we were just bettei Southland Conference i Monday IB Arlington, The Wildcat harriers upset the title hopes of Arkansas State, who were expected to dethrone the Abilene runners for the first time since the league began, whipping them by 20 points. Commenting on the victory, Hardin-Simmons Defeats McMurry In Speed Ball The speed Hardin-Simmons girls ball team rolled to its third consecutive i Monday afternoon by capturing a 29-6 victory over McMurry in a game played behind Blanche- Lang Hall on the Hardin- Simmons campus. Judy Tarrant was top scorer for H-SU with 12 points, followed by Angia Finch with nine. Debbie Morrow collected five points while Karen Moss picked up three.

For McMurry, Pat scored one TD whilo Brenda Indians goal. also collected a field Coach Bill McClure said, "I competitors in the clutch. Our boys were really tough when tin chips were down." Although the highest place the Wildcats won was third, tlieit superior team depth agaii showed the difference. Thej picked up sixth, eighth and tentii in addition to thei third place runner. Taking the top individual till was Gerry Garcia from Lama Tech.

He clocked a 20:08 four mile. Second place went to Bo Gray from Arkansas State. As expected, Ragnar Schie the 'Cats ace from Norway, led 20:46. Paul Chandler finished sixth In 21:12, Paul Hoffman seventh in eighth at Koperberg 21:18, Rod Bosto 21:36, and Ale- tenth in 21:45, a ACC picked up five of the to team places. Randy Packe covered the course in 22:12 fo thirteenth and Tommy Wilso finished twenty-seventh to finis' out the Wildcat efforts.

The order of finish for th teams and their points were Brzowski scored the other. The ACC 34; Arkansas State 54 Lamar Tech 68; UT-Arlingto 73; and Trinity 135. Parseghian Feels Sorry CHICAGO (AP) Notr Dame Coach Ara Parseghia says he gets to feeling sorry fo us undefeated football team. He told the Chicago Quarter )ack Club Monday that he ha this feeling because: "We are always expected I win. When we win by a big ma gin, we are accused of laving on.

We are even getting groan when we don't make a firs down," He said that his offensive lin and Ulterior defense, both hit graduation, "are performin above my expectations" and ai main attributes to the team success so far. "But, perhaps, more signif cant are the great skills of Jo i a whose recoi speaks for itself insofar as th Heisman Trophy Award is co cerned," he added. "He has quick arm and quick feet; 1 can run and he can scrambli and he is a great eompetito But foremost he is never botf ered by adversity." Parseghian related several cidents when Theismann quarterbacking and the Iri: were trailing in the game. "We coaches would be in highly nervous state on the sid lines doing everything pulling our hair. Theisman would come over and 'Don't worry Everything be all And then he woii go out and direct a touchdown drive.

"I never would have believ that Terry Hanratty's Notr Dame record could be broke But Theismann has done it--an he still has three games play." urdue AD 111 LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) "Red" Mackey, athletic di ctor at Purdue University nee 1942, was reported in good ndition Sunday after suffering stroke here earlier in the day THE ABILENE REPORTER-NEWS Abilene, Texas, Tuesday Morning. November 10, Indian Little Folks Making Big Noise The "little folks" are making big noise for the McMurry College Indians these days. Tarleton quarterback a Garrett throughout the night, dumping him four times in the A 165-pound defensive back, a 1 old-fashioned shotgun offense. 175-pound fullback and a 184-1 pound defensive tsckle played major roles in the Indians' 19-14 DARRELL PHILLIPS tabbed 'Fighting Indian' Jockey Hawley Rides 400ih TORONTO (AP) Jockey Sanford "Sandy" Hawley became only the fourth jockey in North American thoroughbrec racing history to reach the 40ft- victory mark in one season Mnd ay when he won the fifth race at Greenwood in a photo finish aboard Sweet Romance.

The single-season record is 185, set by Bill Shoemaker in 1953, and a mark Hawley could hit tills year. He plans to race in Florida after the Greenwood season ends Dec. 5. major roles in the Indians' 19-14 victory over winless, yet aggressive, Tarleton a Saturday night. This was the season the Indians weren't going to win more than two games, a campaign all the way, but here they are 5-3 for the season and tied for fourth in the Lone Star Conference race at 4 3.

Freshman Mike Barnes picked off his second pass of the sea- sort--the 20th by McMurry this year for a new school record- in the fourth quarter to set up the clinching touchdown, while rookie fullback Sal Andrade caught a big third down pass from quarterback Roger Martin to keep the TD drive alive. And then there was Darrel Phillips, possibly the smalles tackle in the league, firing in on Phillips, a junior from Lubbock Monterey, is "Fighting Indian of the Week" while Andrade was mentioned. "You have to take your hat off the team for coming back and winning after their poor showing against Angelo State he week before," said bead Coach Buddy Fornes. "The coaches and players weren't exactly tickled with the performance, but Tarleton State isn't jad. In fact, they hit as tough as anyone we've played this Another school record was smashed in the Tarlelon State conquest.

Ace wingback Matl Chalmers of Gainesville caughl two touchdown passes of 15 and 38 yards to push his season tola to eight, bettering the old mark of six for a season set by Les Cowan in 1949. After two sub-par games tailback Archie Smith cams alive with a 119-yard rushing effort on 28 carries, bringing his season yardage to 928. Smith's )revious best season was last fear when he gained 890 yards. Safety Tarleton Glen pass Nix stole a early In the second quarter to tie the school season interception record of 19, and set up a 47-yard, four-play louchdown parade with Martin hitting Chalmers for 38 yards and liis seventh TD reception of the year. "We were ready for their shotgun attack, but ready for (Jerry) jury in the says Fornes.

we weren't Halpln's in- second quarter," You need good pass rush and it was hurt considerably by the loss of Halpin." The Indians head Huntsville Saturday and hope to improve their chances ot sharing second place in the LSC. Sam Houston State, a 34-14 loser to Texas AI last Saturday, is 5-2 and holds down second place along with Angelo State. speaking of good insurance men Meet Gene Robertson Millerman Millerman Insurance CASUALTY GREAT TIRE BUY AT OUR LOW PRICES' Full 4-ply nylon cord body OUR LOW PRICE 3 ways to charge 6.50-13 Blackwall Plus $1.78 Fed. Ex. taxV.

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