Mt. Vernon Register-News from Mt Vernon, Illinois on December 30, 1968 · Page 10
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Monday, December 30, 1968
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2—B THE REGISTER-NEWS — MT. VERNON, ILLINOIS MONDAY, DECEMBER 30, 1968 COLTS AND JETS MOVE ON TO SUPER-BOWL -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- Kelly Is Shackled Great Baltimore Team Churns Past Cleveland 34 To 0 By JACK HAND Associated Press Sports Walter CLEVELAND (AP) — "I was in New York, you know. I heard a lot about Joe Namath and the Jets. I am anxious to play against him." Earl Morrall, Baltimore's rags-to-riches quarterback, was talking in the Colts' locker room Sunday after they had wiped out Cleveland 34-0 to move into a Super Bowl date with the New York Jets on Jan. 12 at Miami. It was Morrall's happiest day, capping many years of frustration by adding the National Football League title to his own Most Valuable Player honors after bouncing from San Francisco to Pittsburgh to Detroit to New York to Baltimore in 13 years as a pro. "It should be interesting to play against the Jets and against Namath," commented linebacker Mike Curtis, who intercepted a Bill Nelsen pass in the rout. "I won't look at him any different than I do any other quarterback." Coach Don Shula of the Colts, who lived four years with the humiliation of the 27-0 beating by Cleveland in the 1964 title game, was on cloud nine. "I feel just wonderful," he said. "We've been a frustrated team for a long time but we're not frustrated now. I am looking forward to playing the Jets. I am particularly happy for Weeb." Weeb Ewbank, coach of the Jets, was the Baltimore coach when the Colts won their last previous NFL title in 1959. Shula played for Ewbank from 1954 to 1956. There was concern in the locker room about an injury to Tom Matte, the halfback who tied a playoff record by scoring three touchdowns on runs of one, 12 and two yards. He matched the record set by Cleveland's Otto Graham in 1954 and equaled by the Browns' Gary Collins in the 1964 game. "I caught a knee in the back and felt weak for a minute," said Matte, who collapsed in the locker room and was attended by Dr. E.J, McDonnell, the Colts' physician. An examination conducted in Baltimore Sunday night showed Matte suffered a mild concussion and a contusion of the lower back. X rays of his rib cage were negative and doctors reported no apparent damage to his kidneys. Matte, a former Ohio State quarterback, ran 17 times for 88 yards and caught two passes for 15 yards and a total offense of : 103 yards. j The Colts' complete defense ' simply blanketed the Browns, j whose only offensive spurts I were marred by penalties. Leroy Kelly, the two-time rushing champ of the league, was shackled with 28 yards and that just about tells the story of the game watched by 80,628 chilled fans at Cleveland's snow-fringed stadium. In addition to shutting off Kelly, who gained more than 100 yards seven times in 14 regular season games, the Colts had interceptions by Rick Volk and Curtis, a blocked field goal by Bubba Smith, a fumble recovery by Don Shinnick and four smears of the Cleveland passer. Ordell Braase, a 36-year-old defensive end in his 12th year as a pro, was in on all four dumps of the Browns' passer. He got Nelsen once and Frank Ryan once and teamed up with Fred Miller on two other jobs on Nelsen. All in all, the four smears cost the Browns a total of 35 yards. Things got so bad in the end that Blanton Collier, the Cleveland coach, had Ryan take over for Nelsen, who completed II of 26 but had two picked off. It was not one of Morrall's great passing days. He hit wit> only 11 of 25 for 169 yards, but his play direction was superb. The Colts, known primarily as a passing team, ran for 184 yards with Matte and Jerry Hill doing the heavy duty. Baltimore, which shut out three opponents in regular season and allowed a league low of COLLEGE SCORES Far West Classic Consolation Round California 66, Yale 59 Arizona 93, Syracuse 77 Semifinals Oregon 82, Brigham Yng 74, ot Wash. St. 51, Oregon St. 50 Eastern Carolina Classic Fifth Place Wm. & Mary 74, Air Force Tl Seventh Place Cornell 93, Delaware 77 Third Place Va. Tech 88, E. Caro. 87, ot Championship Baylor 79, Virginia 61 Big Eight Consolation Semifinals Missouri 80, Iowa State 68 Nebraska 70, Oklahoma 48 Semifinals Kansas 60, Colorado 55 Okla. St. 60, Kansas St. 52 Utah Classic Consolation Round Rutgers 79, VMI 72 Championship Colorado St. U. 70, Utah 58 Trojan Invitational Consolation Round Texas-El Paso 103, Montana State 90 Championship South. California 99, Tulsa 88 Lag Vegas Invitational Consolation Round San Diego St. 71, Montana 61 Championship So. 111. 85, Nev. Southern 82 Winter Classic Consolation Round Harvard 95, New Orleans-Loyola 84 Championship Santa Barbara 83, Texas Christian 81 Kodak Classic Rice 71, Seton Hall 69 Championship Penn 69, Rochester 57 144 points, blanked the Browns for the first time in 143 games, a streak running back to a 1958 Eastern Conference playoff game in New York. Bettimore broke the ice with 17 points in the second quarter after a scoreless opening period. Following the blocked field goal by Bubba Smith, they moved in range for Lou Michaels' 28-yard field goal. After receiving a punt, they moved 60 yards in 10 plays before Matte went over from the one. Curtis' interception set the stage for a 33-yard move in three running plays, climaxed by Matte's 12-yard burst. When two illegal procedure penalties dirupted a Cleveland march in the third quarter, the Colts struck again with the third Matte touchdown after a fine catch by Richardson completed a 38-yard gain to the five. Michael's second field goal, a 10-yarder, and a four-yard touchdown run by Timmy Brown, just reactivated Saturday, completed the scoring. Blue Bonnet Classic Consolation Round Utah State 81, Portland 65 Chnmpionship Houston 87, San Francsico 67 Dallas All-Sports Classic Championship Drake 86, SMU 81 Consolation Minnesota 72, Mississippi 58 .Milwaukee Classic Championship Marquette 59, Wisconsin 56, ot Third Place Ohio U. 68, Army 60 -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- -X- Joe Namath Ami Co. Top Raiders 27-23 E CAC Holiday FestivalE Consolation Round Holy Cross 78, Providence 66 Villanova 75, Mich. St. 66 Semifinals St. John's N.Y. 72, North Carolina 70 UCLA 83, Princeton 67 Charlotte Invitational Third Place Maryland 95, Wichita St. 83 Championship Davidson 98, Texas 76 Hurricane Classic Third Place Creighton 80, Pittsburgh 64 Championship Illinois 86, Miami, Fla. 76 NOW You Can Have A Brand New Car With No Down Payment Required! 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Mizzou Pins 35-10 Bowl Licking On Bear And Alabama NEW YORK (AP) - The New York Jets, their first American Football League championship consummated by the proper champagne celebration, will ar rive in Miami for the Super Bowl Thursday night, four years and one day after Jim Hudson outpassed Joe Namath in the Orange Bowl. Hudson and Namath are on the same team now, but on opposite sides of the line. Namath, a quarterback at Alabama, has remained at that position. Hudson, a quarterback whose 69- yard touchdown pass helped Texas beat Alabama in that Orange Bowl game, has switched to safety. The reason for the move and the non-move was all too painfully obvious to the Oakland Raiders Sunday as they watched their chances of a second straight title get swept up in the swirling wind at Shea Sta- tium. The Jets, fired by Namath on offense and Hudson on defense, trimmed the Raiders 27-23 and vaulted into the Jan. 12 Super Bowl against the Baltimore Colts, who whipped Cleveland 34-0 for the National League Crown. That means Weeb Ewbank's present team will run into his old one. Ewbank coached the Colts for nine years and won two NFL titles with them, making him the only coach to win championships in both leagues. The Green Bay Packers won the first two Super Bowls, beating Kansas City and Oakland, and the Colts will be expected to keep the NFL streak going. But Dave Grayson, an Oakland safety, isn't so sure. "New York has molded into a very good team," he said after the Jets halted Oakland's nine- game winning streak. "They have always been good, but they used to have times when they broke down. Today they played a great game." "The Jets have a good chance to win the Super Bowl. There's not that much difference in the leagues now. And Joe Namath is as good as any other quarterback in pro football." Namath was not as accurate Sunday as he 's been most of the season—he completed only 19 of 49 passes. But he got the ball in the end zone when he had to, throwing touchdown passes of 14 yards to Don Maynard, 20 yards to Pete Lammons and again to Maynard for six yards and the winning touchdown with 7:47 left in the game. Hudson's defensive moves didn't add any points to the Jets' total, but they prevented the Raiders from getting at least eight and possibly more points. New York was leading 13-10 in the third quarter—Jim Turner had kicked field goals of 33 and 36 yards—when Hudson bolted into the Raiders' way. On four consecutive plays, he pulled Warren Wells down at the Jet six-yard line after the split end had caught a 40-yard pass from Daryle Lamonica, stopped Charley Smith with help at the three, stopped Smith again at the two and then Jarred Hewritt Dixon to the ground on third down at the one. Instead of getting the touchdown, the Raiders settled for one of George Blanda's three field goals. Early in the fourth quarter, Hudson knocked down a Lamonica third-down pass to Dixon at the goal line. Again a Blanda field goal instead of a touchdown. Finally, after end Verlon Biggs and linebacker Ralph Baker had made clutch defensive plays of their own, the 6- foot-2, 210-pound Hudson came up with the play that sealed the victory. With 30 seconds left, Lamonica passed on fourth down to Dixon, who gained eight yards to the Oakland 47 before Hudson knocked him down. The tackle stopped Dixon one yard short of a first down and prompted Na­ math to call it the turning point of the game. Colts Get $9,000 Per Player; Jets Collect $8,000 The Baltimore Colts of th« National Football League anil the New York Jets of the American League earned a crack at the Super Bowl's rich payoff by winning their league titles Sunday. The Colts pummeled the host Cleveland Browns 34-0 arid won about $9,000 for the NFL crown, while the Jets edged the Oakland Raiders 27-23 in New York and took in $8,000 per man. The teams will meet in the third annual Super Bowl in Miami Jan. 12 for pro football's championship with the winner picking up another $15,000. The loser gets $7,500. Baltimore, which won its division title with a 13-1 record before beating Minnesota in the conference playoff last week, had little trouble against thi? Browns, a team that dealt the Celts their only loss earlier. Tom Matte scored three touchdowns while Baltimore's vaunted defense turned in its fourth shutout. 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The rest of the schedule has field like they were playing a i Penn State, No - 3 -. vs - Kan_ barbers' college," muttered Alabama Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant after fired-up Missouri had humiliated the favored Crimson Tide 35-10 in the Gator Bowl at Jacksonville, Fla. sas, No. 6, 9-1, in the Orange Bowl at Miami; Georgia, No. 4, 8-0-2, vs. Arkansas, No. 9, 9-1, in the Sugar Bowl at New Orleans, and Texas, No. 5, 8-1-1, vs. Tennessee, No. 8, 8-1-1, in the The stunner-one of four j Cotton Bowl at Dallas, games Saturday that ushered in; Sports Network will televise the long, long week of bowl games—was the worst post-season licking ever administered Alabama, which was making a record 22nd bowl appearance. The bowls continue tonigh* with Louisiana State, 7-3, playing Florida State, 8-2, in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta. Oklahoma, 7-3 and winding up with a flurry, plays Southern Methodist, also 7-3, in the Bluebonnet Bowl at Houston Tuesday before the Big Four climax the season Wednesday, New Year's Day. Topping that card, of course, ! is rugged, top-ranked Ohio J State, 9-0, vs. Southern Califor- j nia and Heisman Trophy-winner O. J. Simpson in the Rose Bowl. Southern Cal., 9-0-1, tied by Notre Dame in the last regular season game, is ranked No. 2 and will be seeking to regain the top spot, INSURANCE DUE? BEFORE YOU PAY CHECK M.F.A. Homeowners, Auto, Life and Health "SEE KEN" Your M.F.A. Agent KEN BELL 128 N. 9th 242-4211 two of the games, the Peach Bowl at 8 p.m., EST, tonight and the Bluebonnet at 7.30 p.m., EST, Tuesday. Wednesday, with all times EST, NBC-TV has a triple-header, with the Sugar Bowl at 2 p.m., the Rose at 5 p.m. and the Orange at 8 p.m. ABC-TV will handle the Cotton Bowl at 2 p.m. "They out-everythinged us," muttered 'Bama's Bryant after Missouri ripped through the Tide's vaunted defense for 404 yards on the ground. And that represented their entire offense—the Tigers didn't complete a pass and still ripped off 35 points against a defense that yielded only 104 points in the regular season. Alabama had a net rushing of minus 45 yards. Grey Cook gained 179 yards for Missouri and quarterback! Terry McMillan ran for three 1 touchdowns. ] "They beat us every way! known to man." said Bryant, ! who suffered his worst beating since 1954. In th others, Auburn intercepted eight Arizona passes and | whipped the Wildcats 34-10 in i the Sun Bowl at El Paso, Tex.; | the West beat the East 18-7 in the Shrine game at San Francisco and the Gray defeated the Blue 28-7 in the Blue-Gray game at Montgomery, Ala. The Peach Bowl, making its debut, matches two teams that have never before played each other- LSU and Florida State. It could be a high-scoring affair, with Florida State's flashy passing attack—quarterback Bill Cappleman to flanker Ron Sellers the all-time major college leader at catching passes—opposed by LSU's rugged defense and solid running. Florida State is favored by 6^ points. The other favorites include Oklahoma 12 Va\ Ohio State 3. Penn State 2 l / s ; Texas 6Mi, and Georgia 7. f as much as \ 30%now {MlJan.l7 th ATTRACTIVE LAMPS ATTRACTIVE SAVINGS Cheer up your entire home with some tempting new lamps ... at inviting savings. Illinois Power must make room for a new lamp shipment. 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