Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on September 23, 1974 · Page 5
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Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas · Page 5

Hope, Arkansas
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Monday, September 23, 1974
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Monday, Septembfer 23, if)t4 (AftK.) Sf AH Page !%e Cowboys bring home the bacon LITTLE ROCK (AP] - At* Kansas Coach Frank Broyles seemed to be Doping for an ex« planaUon. He talked about lack of execution^ turnovers, poor field position and momentum. The question: How to explain Arkansas' 26-7 loss to Oklahoma State Saturday night in view of the Razorbacks' 22-7 victory over Southern California the previous Week. "1 was hoping momentum from the Southern Cal game would let us play a great name" Broyles said. "But we were not the same football team we were against Southern Cal. We're a better team than we showed Saturday night...a much better team." Broyles said he believed Arkansas had more trouble executing its wishbone against OSU than it did against Southern Cal because the Cowboys practice against the wishbone. "Against the wishbone you can either play the linebackers base or running," Broyles said. "Most teams mix it up, but we weren't able to hurt them enough to keep them from rum ning all the time. They took off with the flow." Arkansas lost the football five limes — three times on fumbles and twice on pass interceptions. The previous week USC had suffered six turnovers, Arkansas one. In the first half, the Razor* backs lost fumbles at their own 29, 23 and 29. That, plus Arkansas' inability to make a first down adds up to poor field position, The Cowboys were 50 yards or less From the Arkansas goal on five of its first seven possessions. In fact, the Cowboys' firsi eight possessions ended in six field goal attempts, a fourth down try deep in Arkansas tef* ritorily and a fumble. The Razorbacks had only two first downs on their first 12 possessions. Broyles said Arkansas was loo conservative offensively in the first half. The Razorbacks threw only one pass in the first half and it was incomplete. The 26 rushing plays netted 41 yards. "That's embarrasing," Broyles said. "We didn't have the ball much/but when we did we didn't do much." He said Arkansas' passing attack lost any surprise factor because the Razorbacks were unable to move the ball on the ground. "It's obvious we're going to have to throw more on first down," Broyles said. FRANK BROYLES One of those nights A host of Hogs go high in a futile attempt to block a field goal. Photos by Roger Head Cowboy's George Palmer sweeps the end for yardage. Mark Miller (10) sprints out for short yardage. Barnabas White gets congratulated. Scott Bull (at left) fires one of 12 passes with no success

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