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-r -w S.' w "r ;-r t' ir' t t V- nr w-r ' -y" V" " - r- t v r v ' r i""'"1? r- f r tt- S V 0 R T S SECTION 9 SEPTEMBER JO, 194 Oe Mss .30 Tex. Teci 2J Wisconsin J7 Oklahoma ..13 Memp. Sfofe.O Mss.Sfafe 7 Kan. State.- 7 Maryland 3 Air Force ... 3 Navy 2? California ..21 Boston Col. 2J Wasingfon 2 PennSfafe 8 Missouri 14 Syracuse ...14 Page 2 Page 2 Page 3 Page 3 Page 5 Page 5 Page 7 Page 9 eroics cats ZTfc9 19 flu To Win mra s 11 wing wim By DAVE WHITAKER Courier-Journil Writtr Lexington, Ky. Kentucky, sputtering and fumbling four times, had to battle for its football life in the dying minutes to down dead-game Detroit 13-6 in its season opener last night at Stoll Field. An estimated 34,000 fans exploded in partisan cheers when junior halfback Rodger Bird slashed into the end zone from 18 inches out with 3 minutes and 50 seconds remaining. Bird's touchdown, his second of the night, broke a fi-all tie and the margin was increased when tackle Rich Tucci made the conversiort. A piston-legged 193-pounder, Bird galloped 27 yards around right end for Kentucky's other touchdown midway in the first quarter. Tucci's placement try Kentucky had to pull out all was wide, however. ' stops to win. Frustrated by inopportune fumbles, Kentucky was unable to score again until after the battling Motor City outfit had knotted the count at the start of the fourth quarter. Quarterback Ron Bishop circled right end for 41 yards on a keeper play to deadlock matters with 13:34 remaining. Bad Snap Foils Kick A bad snap from center an item which bothered Detroit all night kept Detroit from getting off a boot which might have untied matters. Kentucky's head coach, Charlie Bradshaw, had hoped to save some surprises for mighty Mississippi next Saturday afternoon at Jackson, but On the impressive side, however, was the manner in which Kentucky drove 33 yards in eight plays for the winning touchdown. Cats Strike Quickly With the situation now-or-never, Bird grabbed Bishop's punt on the Kentucky 26 and fled 41 yards down the sideline before being collared by Mike Randall on the Detroit 33. The 41-yard punt return was just one of the gems turned in by Bird during the evening as the Corbin comet lived up to his advance billing, despite fumbling twice at crucial points. From the Detroit 33, quarterback Rick Norton who also had gotten into the fumble act earlier moved the Cats in quickly for the kill. His 15-yard toss to end Dan Spanish, on a third-down-and 12 situation, put the ball on the 8 and Bird slashed to the half-yard line on the next play. Then came Bird's go-ahead touchdown. Kentucky just missed scoring late in the second quarter, driv- S tat i s tics Oet. U.K. First downs . 12 21 Hu'hinR yardacc . .. .. 1H8 204 Passing .vardajte . . . 15 150 Passes . 1-9 10-18 Passes Intercepted by . 0 1 PunU 7-33 3-M Fumbles lost 0 4 Yard penalized . 5 46 Detroit 0 0 0 6 Kentucky t 0 t 7 1J Ky. Bird, 27, run (kick failed). Det. Bishop, 41, run (run tailed! Ky. Bird, 1, run (Tucel kick), Atlendance-34,000 (estimated). ing to the 3 before the half ended. Bird took a short pass from Norton and roamed 27 yards before being knocked out of bounds as the gun sounded. Bird brought the spectators to their feet again to open the second half when he took the kickoff on the 10, darted up the middle and swerved to the left before being flagged at the 45 by the biggest man on the field, 282-pound Steve Mass. Minutes later, Kentucky committed two errors one of omission, the other of commissionand Detroit was presented with a scoring opportunity of its own. After allowing a Detroit punt to be downed on the Cat 3, the Big Blue drove to the 30, where Bird fumbled and Detroit took over. Fortunately for the Cats, Bishop overshot end John Everly, who was in the clear at the 5, and Kentucky regained possession. Looking ahead to the Mississippi game, Wildcat followers were sorely troubled by a defensive statistic: Thanks to the running of Fred Beier and Joe D'Angelo, as well as Bishop, Detroit ground out 198 yards against Kentucky's line. So confident was Detroit of its ability to gain against the U. K. line that it ran on fourth down with inches to go on its own 31 in the first half. The gamble paid off, too, as Beier rammed for six yards and a first down. Burly Detroit, outweighing Kentucky by 12 pounds per man up front, stunned the partisan crowd by taking the opening kickoff and ripping off four successive first downs. With Beier and D'Angelo carrying, the Titans moved to Kentucky's 14 before Bird stopped the threat by leaping high to intercept Bishop's pass in the end zone. COACHES SPEAK We'll do better next week," declared Kentucky head coach Charlie Bradshaw. Other key observations by Bradshaw: "Our big trouble was offensive line play. . . . Detroit was splitting our widc-tackle defense and we were failing to adjust. . . . That first half fumble by Rodger Bird eliminated a scoring chance that easily could have changed the complexion of the game. "Otherwise, however, Bird turned in the terrific performance we expected of him Besides Bird, I liked the play of Jim Foley and Mike Mc-Graw on defense, the running of McGraw and the passing of Rick Norton, once he settled down." Detroit coach John Idzik said, "Lots of people underrated us. Kentucky has a fine team and will do well this season. Bird was the key man he's one of the outstanding backs in the country." Both coaches agreed that a key play was the 15-yard pass from Norton to Dan Spanish, which set up the winning touchdown. It came on a third-down-and-12-to-go situation. LaFramboise Blots Records But Broncos Bust. ILL. 10-7 CARDINAL COMPLETION . . . U.L. end Clarence Spencer (81) waits to catch pass from Tom Staff Photo by Charlet Fentren, Jr. LaFramboise (14) as Bill Janiak (70) spills Western Michigan rusher. The play gained ten yards. By LARRY BOECK University of Louisville learned an old lesson in football anatomy last night: the foot can be mightier than the arm. Western Michigan University provided the instruction, using a 36-yard field goal to defeat the Cardinals 10-7 in the gridiron opener for both teams. Strong-armed Tom LaFramboise posted .single-game U.L, passing records before a crowd of 9,083 at Fairgrounds Stadium. But the fool of Bronco Milt Waters posted the margin of victory on the scoreboard with the three-point field goal. All the scoring was confined to a wild first half, although Western Michigm 7 10 O-IO Louisville - 7 0 0 07 W.M. Allen. 3 run !Water kick). U.L.Mac Farlane, 19. pasn from l.a-framboise U. Bulfone kick). W.M. field goal, 26, Waters, the tense game had exciting situations down to the final seconds. The Broncos from Kalamazoo scored the first time they had possession of the ball, quarterback Troy Allen sweeping right end for 38 yards and a touchdown. LaFramboise flipped a touchdown pass good for 19 yards to halfback Al MacFai'lane in the fading seconds of the first quarter to tie the score. But Waters booted his 36-yard field goal early in the second period and that stood up for victory. Senior LaFramboise attempted nobly to compensate for U. L.'s lack of a running game with a spectacular aerial attack. He completed 28 of 45 passes for 332 yards. Four were intercepted. The yardage he amassed broke the school single-game record of 321 set by the fabled Johnny Unitas against Memphis State in 1952. His completions and attempts cracked his own marks of 21 and 44 established against Wichita last year. End Clarence Spencer made an impressive debut as a sophomore. He caught 11 passes, and that surpassed the school record of eight snared in one game by Dave Rovcnbark against Xavier in 1952. Most of LaFramboise's heroics came in the first half, when he hit on 19 of 28 passes for S tatislic First downo Hushing yardage Passing yardage Passes . , Passes Intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized W.M. U.L. i .1 an . 1M HI 340 -14 28-4A 4 0 S-.1 3-3(10 . 4 0 67 S3 246 yards. He had sharp pro- j tection in that half, giving him 1 more than ample time to spot his receivers and to throw. But the 78 degree heat, cou- i pled with high humidity and the frantic pace of the first half, took its toll of both teams ; in the final quarters. Pass Protection Falters Louisville's pass protection broke down, and the Broncos lacked the crisp blocking that sprang runners loose for substantial gains earlier in the game. Louisville, however, had more than its share of scoring opportunities in the first half. The Cards, riding LaFram-' boise's stalwart arm, fought to ; the 24-yard line of the Broncs Continued on PAGE 2, Col. 5 ' Ruby's Report 'Cats look brilliant at limes, could give Olc Miss a scare Hv KAKIi lU'HV, Courier-Journal SporU Ktlitor Lcxington, Ky. Dr. John Oswald, president of the University of Kentucky, entertained Governor Edward T. Breathitt and members of the Kentucky Legislature here last night. . . . Coach Charlie Bradshaw and his Kentucky Wildcats entertained the Titans of Detroit. . . . The crowd of about 34.000 was entertained by a dozen or more high-school marching bands. If the Wildcats had been sharper, it would have been a perfect night for U. K. followers. The 'Cats showed touches of greatness in defeating Detroit 13-6. If they can put together all of their brilliant plays and eliminate most of their mental lapses in their opening Southeastern Conference game at Jackson, Miss., against Ole Miss next Saturday, they might give the No. 1-ratcd team in America the scare of its life. Here's a faint idea: than last in the league tas figured by a member coach i. Space ecIc(l Rodger Bird Rodger Bird, Kentucky's widely heralded halfback, snared a Detroit pass in the end zone that looked impossible to get. After saving his team this touchdown, he made a 27-yard run midway of the first quarter that was poetry in motion. And, with two seconds left in the first half, he raced completely across the field, picking up blockers as he went, and grabbed 27 yards just three short of a touchdown on one of the smartest plays I've ever seen. Yet, on another play, he fumbled the ball in the open, losing possession on Kentucky's 12. . . . Then, in the fourth quarter, he saved the game with a 41-yard punt return that resulted in the winning touchdown. Rick Norton, the quarterback from Louisville, made several magnificent passes and carried the ball seven yards around left end for a first down. But, on other occasions, he fumbled pass-offs and overshot receivers. All in all, the Wildcats were impressive. I would say they will wind up closer to 14th in America (as picked by one expert) Changes Coming One of the major plans to be announced in February as part of the University of Kentucky's centennial blueprint of the future will be removal of football and basketball from the heart of the campus, it was indicated here last night by alumni close to the situation. It is known that President Oswald considers the ground on which McLean Stadium and Stoll Field are located as too valuable as a site for expansion of academic buildings to allow it to remain a facility used less than eight times a school year. The new president also has expressed a feeling that the expanded enrollment is making more and more demands on the Coliseum. A new football stadium, possibly combined with a new basketball arena, will be built south of the present structures on land made available by the acquisition of the Spindlelop property north of the city. Under the plan being drawn, acres for parking are available at the proposed site. There was talk yesterday of a stadium with a plastic roof, which would make it possible to place a removable basketball floor on one sideline and scat as many as 25,000 fans comfort ably for a basketball game. . . . There would be additional field chairs flanking the court on three sides. This, they say, is one man's dream at the moment, but he is talking pretty confidently. No one can deny that the present stadium is located on extremely valuable and needed eround Dr. John Oswald and that a move to the outskirts would be welcomed by the school and patrons alike. U. K. could finance the complex through revenue bonds, backed up by small percentage increases in student fees, as Indiana University did in building its new athletic plant. The Coliseum is becoming more and more needed for increased campus activities. If the stadium is moved, a new coliseum or combination athletic plant is virtually certain to result. ... The average patron would say: The sooner the better. Yanks Win, Boost Lead Orioles Idled By Washout, Hut While Sox Fall Again From UPI and AP Diiptlchtt The perennial champion New York Yankees continued their belated march toward another American League baseball pennant yesterday with an 8-3 victory over Kansas City. In September tradition, their 13-hit attack included home runs by Mickey Mantle and Roger Maris, plus some effective pitching by Ralph Terry. The victory moved the Van- . kees one-half game ahead of Baltimore and two in front ot third-place Chicago. The Orioles' game with Los Angeles was rained out, forc ing a dotiblehcader at Balti a 2-0 lead in the first inning. The blow off Diego Segui came after the first of four singles by Bobby Richardson. Maris climaxed Yankee scor- nmro indav and (hp Whiio Snx ing with his 23d homer in suffered another jolt when a three-run eighth. Richardson owly Washington nipped them aiso was aooaru men, naving 10 in 10 innings. Chicago now has dropped four singled Terry across. New York scored its other three runs in the third, in the .. 4 Ik- c.,. .!..,. mi n clIIU 111111 UM'Ji 1UII1 &dillC3 down in the lost column with only 11 games to play. bases-loaded single. Downing pitched five innings to receive credit for his 13th win against eight defeats. He became the first A. L. hurler to pass the 200-strikeout mark this year, reaching 201 by fanning five Athletics. He two walked five and allowed four hits. Doc Edwards singled home Jim Gentile with an A's run in IVia fmii-lh Pinph.hiHnr Tnm tween Cleveland and Detroit Reynolda singledi advanccd to a so was rained out, forcing an- on T Kubek.s mor other oubleheadcr today at d d on wi,d jtch American League , . . 7?(.vp oi Page 8 Frank Malzone hit homers and Bob Tillman and Felix Mantilla one each to pace Boston past Minnesota 7-2. The scheduled game be- ig jK Y i Tiger Stadium Mantle's 32d homer of the season gave lefty Al Downing in the fifth. Two singles and Continued on PAGE 3, Col. 6 Anociattd Pr Wircpnero TWO HANDS, SIX POINTS . . . California end Jerry Mosher clutches touch- ; down pass from quarterback Craig Morton as Missouri halfback Johnny Roland's block falls short. Bears won 21-14 after running up an early 21-0 lead. in 4 My My Keeps Five-Gaited Title By JERRY McNERNEY My MY! And My Oh My! The biggest crowd in Kentucky State Fair Horse Show history, estimated at more than 13,000, was sent home exclaiming My My as this grand mare from the Atlanta stable of Miss Jolie Richardson retained her world's five-gaited grand championship last night at the Fairgrounds. From the moment rider Frank Bradshaw of Georgetown brought My My boiling into the ring, the queen of all gaited horses turned it on and poured it on. And when she left the ring with a garland of roses around her dainty neck, the almost full house gave her a rousing ovation. Fans knew they had seen one of the great champions of the show world. Gone was the lackadaisical way of going that almost got her beaten for the mare championship on Tuesday night. Last night was the big night the showdown night and My My seemed to sense she needed a big effort to stay on her throne. There Were Surprises. Cheerful and willing last night, and responding to Brad-shaw's every command, My My needed to be at her best. Twelve came into the ring to oppose her and dispute her right to rule the horse world, There were surprises. Dodge Stables came into the ring with Star of the Show, instead of its gelding champion Main Title. Star of the Show had finished only third in the mare class, but Main Title was running a temperature, so Earl Teater fired and mightily with Star. And they put up a whale of a battle, but finally had to settle for second place. Also absent last night ,was the stallion champion, Oman's Anacacho Denmark. "Denmark" was suffering from a cracked hoof. But the 12 who came in to the ring against My My fought it out. After 10 minutes of the sizzling work, the judges narrowed it down to the top eight. Lib Sharp, a surprise entry since she had won the junior championship of the show on Thursday night, was excused early. The eight on the rail continued the sizzling show for almost; 20 mora minutes. TJwn only one was in the spotlight. She was My My. Star of the Show was second, followed in this order by: 3. King's Quality, owned by Dr. and Mrs. Edward Hediger of Highland, 111., and ridden by Marion Brown; 4. Queen of Fashion, owned by Roger Dean Farm of Charleston, W. Va., and West Palm Beach, Fla., and ridden by Jimmy Ragsdalc; 5. Legal Tender, owned by Burning Tree Farm of Tulsa, Okla., and Simpsonville, Ky., and ridden by Helen Crabtree. So the mares, for the 11th straight year, rule the world of show horses. Not since the great stallion, Wing Commander, gave up his crown after a six-year reign in 1953, has other than a mare been crowned on Championship' Night. It was a glad night for Miss Richardson, proud owner of i My My. She acquired her great champion only this summer,1 and it came as a big surprise ' to her when her parents told her that My My was all hers to console her for the loss of her grand stallion, Captain Denmark. The Captain, four-tim world's champion stallion and reserve champion to My My in last year's grand championship, was destroyed in a fire that swept Garland Bradshaw'i stables at Danville, Ky. ' My My promptly won th ' grand championship of tht Lexington Junior League Horse Show for Miss Richard-Continued on Page 4, Cot 1

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