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24 Sunday, Nov. 28, }9/6 (Llip iBukmifirlft (Cnltfnrutati Gattuso brings back' memories of father PHILADELPHIA (API "I'll "I'll tell you who scored those touchdowns," said Navy's Joe Gattuso Jr. yesterday yesterday after scorlnp throe times in the Middies' 3R-10 romp over Army in the 77lh meeting of the service rivals. "It was the line and the lead backs," insisted Ciatlu- so, who rushed 20 times for 128 yards as Navy beat the Cadets for the fourth straight year. "1 had nothing to do but walk it across." Gattuso said as he tried to share the credit with his teammates, "The offensive line made the difference," the 180- pound Navy junior told reporters reporters who besieged his locker. Gattuso, whose father was Navy's leading ground gainer in 19.i3 and 1054 and was the outstanding player in the '54 Army-Navy game, didn't bo- come a tailback until after the third game of the season. He was a substitute wingback wingback before that. "I'm just a replacement," he said, modestly. Gattuso's big day was witnessed witnessed by his father, who said, "Having these kind of experiences once in your lifetime lifetime is something. Having Arkansas sees Tech air raid LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (APi — Texas Tech quarterback Rfxiney Allison picked apart Arkansas' defense with three touchdown passes as the Red Raiders scored a 30-7 victory yesterday and kept alive their hopes for a Southwest Conference co-championship. Allison completed eight of 10 pa.sses for 134 yards and two touchdowns in the first half and his first pass of the third quarter — a 17-yard scoring strike to Godfrey Turner — gave Tech a 24-0 lead. Allison wound up completing completing 10 of 12 for 163 yards. The victory upped the ninth-ranked Raiders' record to 9-1 and gave them a 6-1 SWC mark. Tech can tie Houston for its first league championship by beating Baylor next week. Houston, in its first year in the league, wrapped up at least a share of the conference conference title and the host spot in the Cotton Bowl by clobbering clobbering Rice yesterday. Texas Tech will play Nebraska Nebraska in the Bluebonnet Bowl Dec. 31. Allison did in the Razorbacks Razorbacks with two beautifully executed screen passes. The first went to Billy Taylor, who rambled 53 yards to the Arkansas 19. Five players later, Allison tossed an eight- yard scoring pass to Turner. Midway through the second second quarter, Allison floated a screen pass to Taylor, who raced 21 yards into the end zone. Tll» Ttch J >; 7 t-M Arhaniat 0 0 0 7—7 Ttch-Turn»r I pot Iron) Alllion (Hall "Ttch-Tavlor J7 pait trom AIMjon (Hall hick I T»ch-FO Hall 7i T»th-tutn»r 1) pa« Ifom AlUtoi) (Hall kickl Ttch-itaac 3 run Iklcli (alltdl Ark-Forraii i run (Lllllt kick) A-41^ ... .Ttch.. .Arkansas First downs Nushosyards Pastinj yards Raturn yards Paists Punts FumDIoslosI Ponaltltsyards 19 5JJM 163 • 10-13-1 3-J« 4-J 5-SI 1J SMM 40 I 4-01 »-40 44 4-J4 Alabama winds up SEC in 2nd place them twice is extraordinary. It's absoutcly fantastic." Gattuso slashed two yards for a first-poriod touchdown to give the Middies a 7-0 lead. And ho ran 20 and two yards into the end zone in the third quarter to wrap up the Navy triumph. Navy Coach George Welsh, who is undefeated in four Army-Navy games since taking taking over in 1973. explained the Navy's 283 yards gained rushing. "We felt wo could throw the ball, but we wanted to run so we could eat up the clock and give (Army quarterback) quarterback) Leamon Hall less opportunity to throw," Welsh said. "And that's what happened." happened." The Middles registered 38 first downs and amassed 428 yards in total offense, while Army was hold to 289. Hall completed 13 of 32 passes, but had three intercepted. The Navy victory reduced Army's lead in the 77-ycar- old series to 36-35-6 and erased the stigma of a 4-7 losing season for the Middies. Army, which lost a chance for its first winning season since 1972, was competitive only through the first half. Greg King romped 11 yards to tie the score 7-7 the first period. After Navy quarterback quarterback Bob Leszczynski passc^l 11 yards to Phil McConkey for a touchdown. Mike Cas- tclll. with two seconds remaining, remaining, booted a 37-yard field goal that left the Cadets trailing 10-7 at intermission. But Navy, which had outscored outscored the Cadets 100-6 in winning the last three years, turned the game into a rout in the third quarter with two touchdowns by Gattuso and Bob Tata's 31-yard field goal. Army 0 10 0 0-10 Navy 7 ; 17 7-30 Navv-Gattus« 1 run (Tata kick) Army-C. King II run (Casltlli kick) Navy-McConkay II pass trom Las. iciynski (Tata kick) Army-FC Cattalll 37 Navy-Gattuso M run (Tata kick) Navy-Cattuso 3 run (Tata kick) Na»y-FO Tata 31 Nayy-0. Kins it pass trom Los- tciyntkl (Tata kick) A-77,tll BIRMINGHAM. Ala. (APt - Quarterback Jeff Rutledge Rutledge and running back Tony Nathan took charge of a miistakc-filled football game yesterday and led Alabama to a .'18-7 victory over Auburn Referee bounces Navy son under Coach Doug Barfield Barfield with a .3-8 mark. On defense, end Barry Krauss. with 17 tackles, and safety Murray Legg. with an interception, a fumble recovery recovery and eight tackles helped First downs Ruslws-yards Passing yards Roturn yards Passas Punts Fumblos-lost Ponaltlas-yards ... Army .Navy 10 J« 33 117 57-311 17} 14S 0 92 I3-3J-3 10-140 a-31 MI 3-1 OJ M4 1112 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS HUJHINC-Army, C. King tl-SS, Ma- noss S-JO. Navy, Gattuso »-1», KlawlnskI IJ -00, D. King •j.?4. ReCEIVIHO -Army, .'?"""••'.'?.""'""""»• McGlaskor 3-36, PASJIHG-Army, Hall I1-3I-3, yards. Navy, LosiciynskI 10-14-0, I4S. HOUSTON Seventh-ranked capping Its Southwest exploded behind touchdown runs Blackwell and yesterday to 4220 and clinch the Cotton 5 Maryland. The victory the Cougars for the SWC the first time ever won crown in its the conference. Blackwell's touchdowns 7:02 span of when the Cuyanfia bows Cuyama the CIF championship

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  1. The Bakersfield Californian,
  2. 28 Nov 1976, Sun,
  3. Page 23

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