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'l' 'Sjjf 4 THE COIRIER.JOIR.VAL TIMES, SIND4Y, SEPTEMBER 21, 1975 Nebraska, with lots of (Terry) Luck, husks IU 45-0 Corso felt it could have been a 10-7 or 10-3 game at halftime, but IU muffed its only scoring opportunity of the afternoon early in the second quarter. After gaining zero yardage on its first three series of plays, IU suddenly began to move late in the first period. Helped along by a 15-yard personal foul penalty against Nebraska, IU drove 69 yards from its own 20 to the Nebraska 11 in 14 plays But the drive stalled there and kicker Frank Stavroffs 28-yard field goal attempt with 10:29 left in the half was wide to the right. "I thought we'd at least get a three-pointer out of it," said Corso. "Frank doesn't miss too many times from that distance.

But I don't think it made any difference: they still would have beaten us." After that one drive, IU didn't get within sight of the Nebraska goal line again, thanks to a quick-reacting Husker defense led by middle guard John Lee, the top tackier with eight, and tackle Mike Fultz, who sacked IU quarterback Terry Jones three times. "They were quick and had good pursuit of the ball," said IU center Jim Shuck. Michigan State ends Miami's string at 24 By RUSS BROWN Courier-Journal Indiana Sportt Editor LINCOLN, Neb. "Husk The Hoosiers" urged a sign at one end of the University of Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. Well, consider it done.

Stopping Indiana's offense cold with the exception of one drive and ripping through IU" defense for 470 yards, sixth-ranked Nebraska steamrollered to a 45-0 victory here yesterday afternoon before a sellout crowd of 76,022 football-crazed Cornhusker fans, most of whom stayed until the bitter end and were yelling for more. Nebraska, the Big Eight's version of the Big Ten's Michigan and Ohio State, dominated the game so completely that IU could muster only 97 yards total offense, six first downs and could cross midfield only twice during the game. And it probably could have been worse, but both teams played reserves most of the second half. The loss was the most lopsided inflicted against IU since a 61-7 thrashing by Michigan in 1971. "They were said IU coach Lee Corso.

"They were just too good for us. In the long run, they were a better football team and I believe that if we played them 10 times, we might MIGHT beat them once. "We tried everything we could to win. I told our president before the game that we didn't come out here to keep it close. So we did some things to try to win it that gave them a couple of touchdowns.

Not that Nebraska needed any of IU's charity. All it required was a lot of Luck. That's Terry, not Lady. A senior quarterback who was fighting to hold onto his starting spot after Nebraska's offense had sputtered in a 10-7 win over Louisana State in its opener, Terry Luck probably increased his job security immensely yesterday. Playing for just slightly over a half, Luck completed 12 of 17 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown and scored once himself.

When he left the game early in the third quarter, Nebraska owned a 31-0 lead. In the first half alone, Nebraska gained 224 yards, five' more than it got the entire game against LSU. "I worked hard on studying film and setting up quicker last week and I think it helped," said Luck. "I think we have a pretty good passing attack." The same could be said of Nebraska's rushing attack, which produced 300 yards. Almost one-third of that total 88 mil i rifi Ti fi nmiii null i ii in ii im inii mi imiui imu i HMniinnmiimiiiiiiai iiihiiii iwm i i im mi in mnimi iiniir" Staff Photo by Keith Williams yesterday in Lexington's Commonwealth Stadium.

Teammates and fans celebrate, too. ha Little Greg Woods (2) raises the football high after 't recovering a fumble for Kentucky against Kansas torments Purdue 17-0 Notre Dame Continued from Page 1 cave Bradlev another record, this one for total yards returned by interceptions. The second one, said Bradley, was easy. i. were playing three deep and ex pecting them to pass," he said.

You saw it coming, then? "Oh, YEAH." Thic ic tho lrinrl nf Hav if was fnr Pur. due, a team which often delights in tor- menting Notre Dame. Yesterday, the tor- menter was tormented. "One play just one play," Agase muttered afterward in the dressing room surprisingly, he defended the call, Which hadPbeen sent in by the coaching sta' SJ "It was a good call," Agase said. "The Associated Prass EAST LANSING, Mich.

Quarterback Charlie Baggett fired a 66-yard scoring bomb to freshman Kirk Gibson to give Michigan State a come-from-behind 14-13 victory over 19th-ranked Miami of Ohio yesterday in college football. The defeat was the first in 25 games for the defending Mid-American Conference champions, who missed several opportunities to extend their streak when Michigan State mistakes give them chances to score. "You know you're going to get beat sooner or later," said Miami coach Dick Crum. "The only thing that bothers me is the way we played. If you played your best and still get beat, you don't mind so much.

This was probably the worst football game Miami University has played in seven years." The winning touchdown came with two minutes left in the third quarter after Miami scored twice to take the lead. Michigan State opened the scoring just before halftime with a four-yard plunge by tailback Levi Jackson. Miami roared right back, taking the second half kickoff and scoring in 13 plays. Quarterback Sherman Smith lofted a 30-yard scoring pass to wingback Randy Walker at the goal line. Michigan State then fumbled the ball away three straight times, but Miami missed a field goal and fumbled it back once.

The third time, tailback Rob Carpenter bulled 19 yards in two plays, the second a 12-yard scoring charge up the middle. But Michigan State took the lead back in four plays. Gibson tiptoed past a fallen defender after hauling in Baggett's long Griffin helps Cm m. tUB 01111 tdte Associated Press COLUMBUS, Ohio Archie Griffin kept adding to h's national college rushing record yesterday, but it was his circus recent'on that led to a 17-9 Ohio State football victory over Penn State. The Heisman Trophy winner lunged for a 23-yard catch from quarterback Cornelius Greene at the Penn State 45-yard line.

Griffin's play kept alive Ohio State's clinching toudchdown drive in the final minutes. "That pass was really a great play," said Penn State coach Joe Paterno. "But when you're a great football team, you have to make plays like that." The gave Ohio State a first down. Nine running plays later fullback Pete Johnson barged across from the 11 to provide a comfortable lead. The 248-pound junior also scored the other Ohio State touchdown, prompting Paterno to say, "Maybe Johnson was a little better than I expected." Ohio State coach Woody Hayes said Johnson's performances was one of the best of his career.

"He gets better every time he steps on the field. We felt we could wear them down with Johnson and wanted to retain possession." The strategy worked. With Johnson Langf orcPs last-minute field goal earns Stanford tie with Michigan in frustration and despair, Bradley wrapped Devine in a joyous bearhug. Because of circumstances, the moment was an unusually happy one for Bradley, One of Notre Dame Dlavers susnended for a season in the celebrated dormitory incident of summer- 1974- Bradley said he had worked hard to stay in shape. He was a starter at safety on Notre Dames i i 4 -f mm nouuiidi ciiun(iuiimmJ ludiii ill- ctner a'Lhfh fgo me corner a month wh.

"So he could pick off that pass," laughed Devine. ri'irnfL rii C. SZJJ1 into position for the touchdown it didn't L''i yards on 12 completions in 20 attempts, Vitali, who had passed for 171 yards and two touchdowns aeainst Northwestern the previous Saturday, was lifted after miss-firing on his only two attempts. "Craig earned his chance to play and when we saw that Mark was off target early, we decided to-give him. the opportunity," Agase said.

Nntrp Damp nnartprhaplr Pipk Slaopi meanwhile, cnmnlpfed onlv four nf 11 fnr 53 yards. But his receivers dropped at least four perfect passes. The Notre Dame ground game, meantime, clicked tor iaw yarcis. alanines Notre Dame Purduo 11 35-46 134 0 13-24-3 7-38 10 5-37 0 14-17 -0 First downs Rushes-yards 58-238 Passing yards 53 Return yards PSnt" 's-'x pStfe's ya'rW 554 NOTRE DAME 3 PURDUE 0 ND FG, Reeves 11; NO tion return (Reeve kick); ND kick). Attendance 69,795.

Bradlev, 99 intercep-Hunter, 1 run (Reeve yards on 17 carries was contributed by senior back John O'Leary, who scored nn a nne-vard run. Fullback Tony Davis added 63 yards in 10 tries including a superb 20-yard touchdown run, and reserve back Mont Anthony had 50 yards in eight .,,) carries ana Scored on lulls ui cigiu 16 yards. It was Davis' TD and a 12-yard touchdown pass from Luck to split end Bobby Thomas that provided the knockout nunches for IU. according to Corso. Both plays came late in the second quarter.

'Trvir-nnPH be stooned at leas SXAJS WLf- IU defenders Donnie Thomas and Willie rTaun to he goal line, giving Nebraska a 17-0 lead with 3:29 left In the half. Thpn with iust 20 seconds remaining, Bobby Thomas won the battle for the ball with IU cornerback Harold Waterhouse fin the left side of the end zone to put Nebraska up 24-0. "Those two individual efforts put us to sleep," said Corso. "They turned the game around; it could have been just 10-0 at halftime. We were staggering, but we were haneins in there, then all of a sudden, BOOM! Then BOOM again, ana tnai was it.

I couldn't believe it was 24-0. I told the team at the half that it wasn a 24-0 game, it was 10-0." Statistics Indiana First downs Net vards rushms Passes Yards passins Return yards Fumbles lost by 3 Yards penalized 4-30 Punts iiniAUl ft 0 Nebraska 30 68-30O 15-23-0 170 47 3-2 6-60 0 00 10 i 7-45 Nab. Luck, 1 run (Eveland, kick); Neb. Eye-tana, 22 FG; Neb. Davis, 20 run (Eveland, kick Neb.

Thomas, 12 pass from Luck (Eveland kick); Neb. O'Leary, 1 run (Eveland kick); Neb. Anthony 8, run (Eveland kick); Neb. Anthony, 16, run (Eveland kick). Attendance 76.022.

Both teams, now 1-1 on the season, threatened to score late in the game but failed. "We just didn't play real well," said Michigan State coach Denny Stolz. "But I learned a long time ago in football that when you win with one point, you take it." Michigan State's first half scoring drive was the first offensive spark the team showed this year. The winners converted a fourth-and-one situation, and Jackson and fullback Jim Earley took them into Miami territory on short plunges. Then Baggett, frustrated this year by his own ragged play, regained some of his old smoothness.

He rolled around end for 11 yards, hit Gibson with a 17-yard pass and scrambled around the other end for 14 more yards to the Miami four. Jackson scored on the first play for his team's first touchdown of the year. Baggett set a new Michigan State career total offense record in the game by reaching the mark. The old record of 2,654 yards was held by Eric Allen. Statistics Miami Michigan St.

First downs 16 Rushes-yards 48-154 3 56-161 73 2-6-1 5-31 4-3 7-65 01 0-14 Passins yards 72 Return yards 64 Passes 11-21-0 Punts 2-27 Fumbles-lost 4-3 Penalties-yards 3-15 MIAMI (Ohio) 0 MICHIGAN STATE 0 7 MSU Jackson, 4, run (Nielsen kick); Miami Walker, 30, pass from Smith (kick tailed); Miami Carpenter, 12, run (Trowbrldse kick); MSU Gibson, 66, pass from Baggett (Nielsen kick). Attendance 61,444. Ohio State I IVltll iClte 0X11)0 carrying seven times for 39 yards in the fourth quarter drive, Ohio State ate more than seven minutes off the clock, forging their final margin with less than five min: utes to play. Griffin pushed his national record to 23 straight regular season games of more than 100 yards rushing. He carried 24 times for 128 yards.

"They have no weakness," said Paterno after watching his seventh-ranked team lose to Ohio State for the first time in five meetings. A crowd of 88.093, the second largest in Ohio Stadium history, watched the battle. Included in the crowd were eight scouts from the Orange, Cotton and Suga? Bowls. Statistics Penn 5t, First downs 15 Rushes-yards 43-177 Passing yards '35 Return yards II Passes 11-174 Punts 6-40 Fumbles-lost 1-1 Penalties-yards 3-33 PENN STATE OHIO STATE 10 0 Ohio St. 20 60-322 -59 0 6-13-0 5--I8 2- 1 3- IS 0 7-1 Ohio 1, run (Klaban kick).

Penn St. FG, Bahr, 55. Ohio Klaban, 45. Penn St. FG, Bahr, 31.

Penn St.FG, Bahr, 25. Ohio St. Johnson, 11, run (Klaban kick). Attendance 88,093, Photo by Stan Denny perfect spot for it. But there was a missed assignment (to protect the guilty, Agase nnt oiohnrot 9nH indooH ni lonriirnr 7.3 wjtn something like 10 minutes left We were behind 10-0.

The ball was well RraHlPv mntradirtpH this hut said it wouldn't have made any difference woman have smaae any oitierence 'It was a badly thrown pass, he said. What thpn if the hal had heen thrown Think had it pretty well covered) no matter what) he said. "Well, Luther isn't as fast as I thought he was," Devine joked afterwards. "I Irnmif Knit ll I I 4 ha 11 A Vitrifl Added the-coach, "But he kisses well." Running to the sidelines after th touch- fu0.wn.inf.c.ep.t2n' the opposite side and wrung his hands Jack Christiansen with a broad smile. "They had a 27-point spread before the game, Besides the kicking of Langford, who also booted a 40-yarder in the final peri- od, the outcome was primarily a result of the phenominal passing of junior quarter- back Mike Cordova, "Our basic philosophy is to throw the football every chance we get," Christian- sen said.

"It seldom rains where we are, so we figure we can throw the football as ui miuv.ii aa (luaaiuie. uui uuait auaicgjr was to keep them off balanceCordova's pass- ing has improved from last year. He's very strong and seldom gets hurt." Cordova continually burned the young Wolverine secondary with pinpoint passes to bring Stanford into scoring position every time Michigan seemed to take the upper hand. Schembechler noticed. "They have as good a passing team as there is in the country," he said.

Bob Wood kicked four second-half field goals for Michigan two in the. last six minutes of the game as Michigan never could run the. ball to'the goal But Stanford scored 13 points in the final quarter six on field goals by Langford in the last three minutes and 41 seconds. "We Dlaved eood enoueh to tie." erowled Schembechler. who was thwarted in, his bid for his 100th collegiate coach- ing victory.

"But that's not wbat you play for." Statistics STANFORD MICH First downs y. 21 17 Rushes-yards 1 34-46 41-322 Passiha varrft 285 145 Rushes-yards 34-46 Passing yards 285 Return yards 24 Return yards I 24 15 6-in Fumbies-iost 3-2 MICHIGAN 7 6-19 Stanford HIM, 25, pass from Cordova (kick failed)) Mlchiden Smith, 41, pass from Leach (Wood kick); Micwan-FG, wood. 27; Mienuan-FG, wood, 29; Stanford T. Anderson, 4, pass from Cordova (Lena- f0pd kick); Wthl.aBFG W80d, 32; jfantord-FO, uansroro, ui; micniian fi, wooo, nanioro- FG. Lanaford.

33. Attendance 92,304. Googe, Johnson gain wins at Fairgrounds Speedway Willard Googe led nearly all the way in winning the 30-1 a late-model stock-car feature at Fairgrounds Motor Speedway last night. And Tony Johnson did lead from start to finish in capturing the 25-lap sportsman feature, Googe wrested the lead from Glenn Ohlmann on the third lap and never gave Associated prts ANN ARBOR, Mich. The walls of Michigan Stadium visitors locker room have heard little laughter and seen few celebrations in the seven seasons coach Bo Schembechler has guided the Wolve- But the laughter was reverberating aplenty there yesterday after unheralded i Stanford stunned second-ranked Mich-j igan with a 19-19 tie in their non-conference football game.

A oo-yaia iieiu guai iium unite iaug- ford with nine seconds remaining boosted Stanford into the tie and climaxed a hec- lie final period. a no i "i teei iiKe a winner piaying in Mien- igan's back yard," said Stanford coach Copeland leads Virgiimi 22-21; So. Carolina ivins Associated Press three Virginia. Military touch- downs aided by penalties and a pass inter- cepuon, Virginia rained on tne explosive running of Billy Copeland for a 22-21 college football victory over VMI yesterday at Charlottesville. Virginia fell behind 21-9 with 13:44 left 1 mli vkviiiu yard run to the VMI one-yard line.

Quar- 1- n-Ai ii. leruacK ocou Lraraner weni over ior uie touchdown, the first time Virginia scored aVTD in four times it had gotten inside the VMI 10. Copeland finished with 102 yards. the tWO teams exchanged fumbles vmt n.uo tho Koll nn mint ana vmi gave up tne Dan on a punt, Vircinia drove 35 vards for thp winning virginm arove oo yaras iur ine wiiimug e.uie, a iwu-jaiu jjiiss iium uaiuuci iu David SlOan with 4:37 left. Joe Jenkins, who earlier had kicked three field goals but missed on an extra point try, converted for the victory margin.

Quarterback Jeff Grantz ran for two mn- 1 1 Williams as visiting South Carolina whipped Dune Z4-ie. soutn tarouna dominated most of the game, forcing -turnovers and stopping Duke's offensive attack at key points. Carolina sealed its victory with less than three minutes to play when Jacyn Adamski intercepted a Mike Dunn nas's. Unable to move the ball, South called in Bobby Marino, who Itfdked a 34-yard field goal. Statistics SOUTH CAROLINA 7 DUKE 10 7 i-24 o-ie it up.

Street stocks and Figtire-8 cars compete this afternoon, starting at 2:30. A 50-lap race will feature the final street stocks nroeram of the season. Results; Late models: Fastest qualifier Billy Howell (15.53 seconds). Trophy dash Frank Dewboys, Heatsi 1st Bill Klmmel, Carl Elwanger, Dave Kulmer; 2nd Glenn Ohlmann, John Sommerville, Andy Vertrees: 3rd LaMarr Marshall, Robin Schildknecht, Howell. 30-lap feature Willard Googe, Howell, Jerry Norrls, Kimmel, Marshall.

Sportsman: heats: 1st Leon Bennett, Dan Jackson, Ron Johnson; 2nd Mike Googe, Rick Hampton, Quen- tin Jro boo Lovean, lony jonnson, xon Hibbs. semi-teature Keith oaroner, jaciison, i-rea 25-lap feature Johnson, Loveall Leon SO. Car. Grantz, 1, run (Marino kick). Duke FG, Plteo, 25.

So. Car Grantz. 4, run (Marino kick), Duk---Williamson, 4, run, (Fusco kick). So. Car.

Williams 20 run (Marino kick), Duke Spears, 1 run (pass tailed). So. Car. FG Marino 34. Attendance 21.5C0.

VIRGINIA MILITARY 0 7 7 7-21 VIRGINIA 3 13 11-22 Vlr. FG. Jenkins, 22. Vlr. FG, Jrnk'ns, 36.

VMI-Glidewell, 1, run (Tularo kick). Vlr. FG, Jenkins, 27. VMI Giddens, 7, run (Tutaro kick). VMI Glide-well, 3, run (Tularo kick), vlr.

Gardner, 1, run (kick failed). Vlr, Sloan, 2, pass from Gardner (Jenkins kick). 17. valiantly for the ball is Purdue's Mike Northington, a standout for Louisville's Thomas Jefferson High. Notre Dame won 1 7-0.

Notre Dame's Dave Reeve, formerly of Bloomington South, boots a 29-yard field goal during the first quarter yesterday against Purdue. Leaping Marshnil, Hibbs, i.

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