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Hope, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 9, 1974
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Fotir MOPE (ARK.) STAR Wednesday, Octobcf 9» 19?4 Hope Star Knife Sports Hogs' Winston gets honor FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. (AP) — A football spotter in a press- box 10 stories above the playing field has no trouble identifying a Dennis Winston tackle. He goes by the sound. "Our coaches decided that when he hits a ball carrier, the when he-hitj a boll carriem the sound is the same as when a dead bird falls," said Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles. Winston, a sophomore lined backer at Arkansas, was devastating Saturday night in a 49-0 victory over TCU. He played only 32 snaps but had 10 unassisted tackles and set up the Razorbacks' second touchdown with a pass interception. For his performance, Winston was named The Associated Press Defensive Player of the Week in the Southwest Conference for the second time this season. He was also The AP's National Player of the Week for his play in the season opener against Southern Cal. Broyles said he told Winston about the award Monday. "He just kinda laughed and said, 'Are you kidding,"* Broyles said. , The fans react with oohs and alls when Winston makes an open field tackle. | "They react that way be- cause there's just not that type of collision very often on the field and he does that often," Broyles said. "There are very few great open field tacklers," Broyles said. "He's got a knack pro scouts and others say you don't see. He can put it on a fast back in an open field. He's so quick that while the back is making up his mind whether to cut right or left, Dennis hits him. "I've never had one that could do it with such velocity or whatever the name is for a collision," said Broyles, who is in his 17th year as coach of the Razorbacks. "He's got a chance to be All-Southwest Conference this year. He should be an Ail-American and a great pro player." Winston is 6 - foot - 2 and Broyles says he is up to 230 pounds. He believes Winston can run 40 yards in 4.6 or 4.65 seconds consistently. At one time, Broyles said he had considered moving Winston to fullback, but that his defensive coaches had threatened to resign en masse. The Razorbacks' shutout of the Horned Frogs was their second straight—the first time Sooners, Razorbacks j>icked to win games By HERSCHEL NISSENSON • AP Sports Writer [NEW YORK (AP) — The War of the Wishbones won't be fought until Saturday in Dallas, b,ut the war of words is already under way between Coaches Darrell Royal of Texas and Harry Switzer of Oklahoma. • "OU should be a heavy favorite," said Royal. "Our inability to stop people on third-and-long drives me up a tree, but I dpubt if they will be in many third-and-long situations." ;How about that, Coach Switzer? :"0ur offense is not going to be able to run against the wind at eight yards a snap. It'll be oiir execution against their execution." •Look for Oklahoma to move the ball. Look for Texas to move the ball. And look for Oklahoma to win 35-21. iLast week's record was 41 right, 18 wrong and two ties for a-.695 percentage. Oklahoma's 63-0 rout of Wake Forest was called on the nose while two of the three Upset Specials — Kansas over Texas A&M and Duke over Purdue — also came through. The season's count is 1&-76-&-.709. gince all three Upset Specials o£ne through the previous Saturday, we won't keep you in suspense any longer. The Upset Special of the Week is Vanderbilt 24, Florida 21. Second Upset Special: Georgia Tech 21, North Carolina 20. Tar Heels have been up for Maryland and Pitt and are looking ahead a week to N.C. State. Ohio State 28, Wisconsin 17: Tliis might be the Buckeyes' toughest test before Michigan. Wisconsin's coming off a shocking 59-20 rout of defensive- mmded Missouri. Michigan 31, Michigan State 7: Michigan heads for Madison, Wis., next Saturday and for paydirt this weekend. Nebraska 24, Missouri 10: Cornhuskers avenge last year's 13-12 setback. Notre Dame 38, Rice 0: Ara Parseghian doesn't like Rice Coach Al Conover. That's bad. ... for Conover and Rice. Southern California 21, Washington State 7: Doesn't figure to be anything like last year's 46-35 brouhaha. Texas A&M 20, Texas Tech 14: But could easily go the other way. Auburn 17, Kentucky 3: This is the Year of the Tiger ... on defense. Arkansas 28, Baylor 15: Everybody wants that SWC crown now that Texas has lost a conference game. Kansas 28, Kansas State 14: Jayhawks play tough defense. Miami, Ohio 21, Ohio U. 7: Redskins believe in the Post Office motto about swift completion of their appointed rounds and all that. Baseball Scores By The Associated Press All Series Best-of-5 AMERICAN LEAGUE Tuesday's Result Oakland 1, Baltimore Wednesday's Games Oakland (Hunter 0-1) at Baltimore (Cuellar 1-0) Thursday's Game Oakland at Baltimore, if necessary NATIONAL LEAGUE Tuesday's Result Pittsburgh 7, Los Angeles 0 Wednesday's Game Pittsburgh (Reuss 0-1) at Los Angeles (Sutton 1-0) Thursday's Game Pittsburgh at Los Angeles, if necessary Solunar Tables The schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has'been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in good territory or hunting in good cover during these times, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. A JLjt * **•* • Date Day Major' Minor M^ 01 " Minof Arkansas has blanked two consecutive opponents since 1969. Broyles says the defense has developed pride. Winston exemplified that pride in the third quarter of the TCU game. Arkansas led 35-0 at the time and the Horned Frogs had fourth down inside the Arkansas 10. Freshman defensive back Howard Sampson broke up a pass play and Winston went halfway across the field to reward Sampson with a bear hug. Winston missed his senior year of football at Marianna High School because of racial problems in the city. He played defensive end as a freshman, but was moved to linebacker this fall. "We just didn't know whether we needed a better player at. end or linebacker because we played so many option teams," Broyles said. "Now, we know we made the right move." Teaff teaching Bears to win 9 Wednesday 10 Thursday 12:40 11 Friday 1=30 12 Saturday 2:20 13 . Sunday 3:10 6:30 7:20 8:10 9 -.00 g : 45 12:15 1:10 2:05 2:50 3:40 7:00 7:50 8:35 9:25 10:15 LITTLE ROCK (AP) Grant Teaff says he has been trying to teach the Baylor football team how to win for 2% years. The process has been agonizingly slow, but the last two weeks have been encouraging. "We didn't know how to win," Teatt said. "When you're playing people equal to you, you win in the fourth quarter. "It's a psychology thing and sometimes it builds up," he said. "You expect to lose in the fourth quarter. We played Texas in 1972 and we weren't supposed to be on the field with them, but it was 3-3 in the fourth quarter. Everybody in the stands knew Texas knew it was going to win. "Last year, we would come from behind but we wouldn't win. Against, TCU we "were" down 34-5 "and when the game ended we were on their six-yard line and the score was 34-28. We just din't know how to win. You can talk about it until heck freezes over, but doing it is something else." Two weeks ago, baylor led Oklahoma State 17-7, but the Cowboys recovered a Baylor fumble in the end zone and it was 17-14 entering the fourth quarter. In the past, that would have been meant the beginning of the end. Instead, Baylor scored twice in the four.*, period and upset the Cowboys who were ranked in the top ten at the time. Last week, the Bears trailed Florida State 17-0 at the half. "There was every distraction in the world," Teaff said. "Half of Hollywood was there. Florida State was trying to break a 15-game losing streak. I've had my back to the wall, but it's never been bent over that far. But, the players kept their poise "and confidence. It was very gratifying." The Bears rallied on three touchdowns by Steve Beaird and won 21-17. "Winning emphasized what I've been trying to teach," Teaff said. "We're one step closer." Baylor opens its Southwest Conference season Saturday against the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. "They're kind of awesome looking," said Teaff, when asked about the Razorbacks. "They do everything well. They've got so many people that they just wear you down. Their team speed is probably as good as that of any team we've played and that includes Oklahoma." Teaff said Arkansas quarterback Mark Miller is "the closest thing we've seen to Steve Davis operating the wishbone." Davis is Oklahoma's quarterback. Baylor trailed Oklahoma 7-5 entering the final period. The final margin was 28-11 and included a Sooner touchdown in ihe closing seconds. Teaff was asked if the Bears would be mentally ready for the Razorbacks. "Any good football team is ready to play anytime. We really haven't thought that much about ihe conference season. We're trying to have a winning season for the first time in over 10 years." Arkansas is 3-1, losing 26-7 to Oklahoma State — a 17-point victim of the Bears. Teaff says he doesn't pay attention to comparative scores. "I can show you how we could have won the national championship," he said. "Each game is individual, based on different circumstances." Baylor quarterback Neal Jeffrey completed 23 of 36 passes for 342 yards in a 13-7 loss to Arkansas last year. This fall, the Bears are approaching the balance Teaff has been seeking. The Bears have thrown a minimum of 17 passes and a maximum of 20 passes in their four games. Upsets By HERSCHEL NISSENSpN AP Sports Writer If this season's wave of college football upsets is driving coaches up the wall, how do you think the bowl people are taking it? "With the traumatic colle^a experience going on nowadays, I don't think anyone is going for a so-called championship game this year," says Dan McNamara, general manager of the Orange Bowl. "You've got to look to most teams to lose a game or two." Most have already lost a game or two. The list of teams with perfect records is down to 15, with four more clubs unbeaten but tied. Heading the chart is 5-0 North Carolina State. At 4-0 are Alabama, Arizona, Auburn, Florida, Michigan and Ohio State. Hawaii, Lamar, Oklahoma, Temple and Tulane are 3-0 while Ivy Leaguers Penn, Cornell and Yale are 2-0. At 3-01 are Miami of Ohio and Texas Tech, Rutgers is 2-0-1 and Princeton 1-0-1. Unfortunately, Oklahoma is on NCAA probation and can't play in a postseason bowl. Ohio State must play Michigan, and the Big Ten champion is committed to the Rose Bowl anyway. In the Southeastern Conference, Alabama must play Auburn and Auburn must face Florida. The chuin of events — with such teams as defending national champion Notre Dame, Nebraska and Southern California already owning one loss apiece — has virtually ruled out anything like last year's national championship Sugar Bowl showdown between Notre Dame and Alabama. There may not even be 20 teams in The Associated Press rankings this week. The moment of truth arrived for eight previously unbeaten teams over the past weekend. Texas A&M, ranked fifth in The AP poll, was the biggest victim, bowing to Kansas 28-10. No. 14 Illinois fell to California 31-14 while llth-ranked Auburn shaded Norn 16 Miami of Florida 3-0. Elsewhere, N.C. State, ranked eighth, ended East Carolina's unbeaten dream 24-20, Kansas State lost to Mississippi Pirates blast Dodgers., 7-0 By RON ROACH AP Sports Writer LOS ANGELES (AP) - Willie Stargell took a backwards look and could remember another year when the Pittsburgh Pirates had an uphill climb to victory. "In 1971 in Baltimore, we were supposed to be finished. The newspapers were calling it the St. Valentine's Day Massacre," the Pirates' slugger said of that World Series in which Pittsburgh lost the first two games, then came back to win it all in seven games. But no team in the five-year history of divisional playoffs has lost the first two games, then won three in a row to qualify for the World Series. "We can't concern ourselves with what's written and said," said Stargell, who hammered a three-run, first-inning homer as Pittsburgh stayed alive with a 7-0 triumph over the Los Angeles Dodgers Tuesday. No team has ever come back from an 0-2 deficit in playoffs, but neither had any club committed five errors in a playoff game, until the Dodgers did it Tuesday. The Dodgers' inept fielding came before a record home crowd of 55,953, and many of them were exiting for the already crowded freeways before the seventh-inning stretch. "That may have been the worst we looked all season," said Dodger Manager Walt Alston. "I doubt errors become contagious, but if they do I hope the Pirates catch it." Instead of unpacking the champagne to celebrate their first NL pennant in eight years, the Dodgers were forced into a fourth game. Don Sutton, who won Saturday's playoff opener, 3-0, was named to pitch today against the first - game loser, Jerry ' CLEVELAND (AP) - The Cleveland Browns moved to boost their wide receiver corps Tuesday by signing Tim George, who was released by the Cincinnati Bengals a few weeks o, the club announced. Reuss. Alston said he would go with Andy Messersmith, the winning pitcher Sunday, if the series requires a fifth game Thursday. Pittsburgh Manager Danny Murtaugh said Jim Hooker would be his pitcher if the series goes the limit. The Pirates blasted Doug Rau for five first-inning runs on the homer by Stargell and a two-run shot by Rich Hebner, and it was a 1971 World Series hero, Bruce Kison, who supplied the effective pitching. Kison, although only 9-8 in the regular season, continued his amazing post-season record. The lanky right-hander handcuffed the Dodgers on two singles, both by BUI Russell, for 6 2-3 innings, when he tired and was relieved by Ramon Hernandez. The Pirates broke out of a slump with 10 hits, including a double and two home funs, after getting a total of only 12 singles in the first two games." "I thought Doug Rail's stulf was all fight," said Alston of his starting pitcher who lasted through seven batters in the first inning. "They had only two runs in two games and were pretty likely to break loose against somebody, no matter who the pitcher was." Oakland posts second win in playoff series, 1-0 BALTIMORE (AP) — The Oakland Athletics are on the verge of winning a third straight American League pennant, even without a major internal squabble. But, as usual, tempers are a-bit-frayed. And — as the-A's beat Baltimore 1-0 Tuesday on Sal Ban do's home run and Vida Blue's two-hii pitching — they also got on the Orioles' nerves with their talent and showboating. The second consecutive shutout, extending Baltimore's non- scoring string to 22 innings, gave'the A's a 2-1 lead in the best-of-five championship series between the division leaders. Jim "Catfish" Hunter, Oakland's 25-game winner who lost the series opener to end his personal seven-game streak against the Orioles, was given the assignment of trying to wrap up the playoffs for the A's in today's game. Mike Cuellar, a 22-game winner who beat Hunter in the first game, was picked to start for Baltimore provided he can shake off arm stiffness which bothered him Tuesday. Ross Grimsley, an IB-game winner, is on standby. "It's no fun being down 2-1," said Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver, whose Orioles rallied from a similar deficit last year before dropping the deciding fifth game. Oakland then went on to win its second straight seven-game World Series. The A's seem to have the knack of doing what's necessary to win, and that was underscored by Blue and Bando in game No. 3. Blue, who had failed to win in post-season play while losing two playoff games and two World Series decisions, broke through the barrier with seven strikeouts and no walks. He didn't allow a base runner past first. "Vida threw the best game of his career," said Bando, who homered on a 3-2 fast ball from Jim Palmer in the fourth inning, "because it was the pressure of a playoff game." The homer was the second in two games for Bando, who didn't hit any of his 22 regular season homers off Baltimore pitching. Blue, who won the league's Cy Young pitching award in 1971, hooked up in a classic mound duel with Palmer, last year's Cy Young winner. Palmer, with a 7-1 record in postseason play, allowed just four hits. And, it was Palmer who accused Oakland slugger Reggie Jackson of "making a farce out of the game" with his home plate gyrations in the ninth inning. Jackson, playing as Oakland's designated hitter because of aching leg muscles, then added to Palmer's frustrations. He reached first on a single through the box which State 21-16, Richmond was toppled by Furman 24-14, New Mexico State fell to Fresno State 9-7 and Harvard was done in by Rutgers 24-21. Meanwhile, the 1-2 teams continued their winning ways ... handily. No. 1-ranked Ohio State creamed Washington State 42-7 while runner-up Oklahoma battered Wake Forest 630. Third-ranked Alabama came from behind to defeat Mississippi 35-21 and No. 4 Michigan turned back Stanford 2716. v Nebraska, rated sixth, walloped Minnesota 54-0 and No. 7 Notre Dame held off Michigan State 19-14. Rounding out the Top Ten, ninth-rated Southern California trounced Iowa and No. 10 Texas Tech edged Oklahoma State 14-13. In the Second Ten, No. 12 Arizona trimmed Texas-El Paso 42-13, No. 13 Florida downed Louisiana State 24-14, No. 15 Perm State overcame an early two-touchdown deficit and beat Army 21-14, No. 17 Pitt bowed to North Carolina 45-29, No. 18 Arizona State got past Wyoming 16-10, No. 19 Texas outslugged Washington 35-21 and No. 20 Arkansas crushed Texas Christian 49-0. Ohio State broke Archie Griffin loose for 196 yards against Washington State, including a 75-yard scoring run. It was the 15th game in a row in which Griffin passed the 100-yard mark. Wake Forest's bowed to Oklahoma after the Sooners' Joe Washington galloped for 145 on only 10 carries, one for a 65- yard touchdown. Ole Miss led Alabama 21-14 until Willie Shelby's 58-yard dash in the third period. The Tide took the lead the next time it had the ball on Rick Watson's eight-yard run. Michigan also had to come from behind. The Wolverines trailed Stanford 9-6 but quarterback Dennis Franklin ran for two touchdowns less than a minute apart in the third period. Kansas' Scott McMichael completed 10 of 12 passes against Texas A&M, including a 61-yarder to Emmett Edwards that put the Jayhawks ahead to stay. Meanwhile, Rob- ert Miller ran for 141 yards and Laveme Smith added 135. Nebraska's Dave Humm threw his 33rd touchdown pass, a school record, and Monte Anthony and Dave Gillespie each tallied twice as the Corn- huskers routed Minnesota. Notre Dame used two short touchdown runs by Wayne Bullock and Dave Reeve' two field goals to beat Michigan State. Roland Hooks ran for one score and caught a pass for another as N.C. State came from 14 points back and shaded East Carolina. Southern Cal was out- gained by Iowa, 363 yards to 232, but the Hawkeyes lost five fumbles and USC's Charles Phillips ran two of them back for touchdowns covering 83 and 98 yards—an NCAA record Rookie Tommy Duniven led Texas Tech to a pair of second- period scores, one on a 16-yard pass to Lawrence Williams, and the Red Raiders held on to edge Oklahoma State. Arizona's Bruce Hill fired two touchdown passes to "T" Bell and Willie Hamilton ran for two against UTEP. Florida's Jimmy Fisher and Lee McGriff crazy teamed up on two scoring passes in Florida's triumph over LSU while Cal's Steve Bartkowski passed for 244 yards and two TDs against Illinois. Tom Shuman's 18-yard pass to freshman Randy Sidler 55 seconds before halftime helped Penn State defeat Army while North Carolina tailbacks Mike Voight and James "Boom Boom" Betterson split four touchdowns against Pitt. Dennis Sproul's 61-yard pass to Morris Owens lifted Arizona State over Wyoming. Texas withstood Washington's 328- yard passing attack and reeled off 367 on the ground — 88 by freshman Earl Campbell in the third period — to turn back the Huskies. Ike Forte and Mark Miller scored two touchdowns apiece in leading Arkansas past TCU. Two other scores worth noting were Duke's 16-14 victory over Purdue, which conquered Notre Dame a week earlier, and Wisconsin's 59-20 thrashing of defensive-minded Missouri. Palmer called a "routine grounder." The Baltimore right-hander said the home run pitch came as he tried : to throw a strike and avoid starting a possible big inning by issuing a walk. Griffin gets top nod COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) Archie Griffin of Ohio State, the National Back of the Week, is surprised .he's only two games away from one of cold' lege football's treasured records. The junior tailback has piled up 15 straight games of 100 yards or more in rushing. The record is 17 games in a row, set four years ago by Oklahoma's Steve Owens. '.'I wasn't even aware of it," Griffin said of Owens' record. "If I could get that, it would be a great • honor. I though Owens was a great runner." His latest gem, 196 yards in a 42-7 romp Saturday over Washington State, earned him The Associated Press weekly honors. The 5-foot-9,180-pound Griffin has 619 yards in four games this season. He had ifij as a freshman and a Big Ten record 1,577 as a sophomore. Still, Griffin prefers to sidestep the glory. "Can you make sure you put something about- my line- in there?" He asked. "I have no problem getting through the holes the line opens up. All I have to do is run." The 20-year-old is one of seven sons of a Columbus laborer. All seven have played or are playing football. James Griffin Jr., now 26, at Muskingum College, Larry, 24, at Kent State and Daryle, 22, currently at Kent State, were all backs. Brother Ray, 18, is a freshman back at Ohio State. There is no such thing us success with out risk., . if you want to succeed you must take some risks. HOPE,ARKANSAS WRESTLING HOPE'S FAIR PARK COLISEUM (Incase of cold weather, matches will be held in Exhibit Building) FRIDAY NIGHT, OCT. 11th ,8:30 P.M. MAIN EVENT COWBOY STAN HANSEN VS, SCANDOR AJCBAR FIRST BOUT TONS RUSSO VS. BOB GARCIA • . 1 ******* ••••••••••> SEMI-FINAL EVENT CHIEF THUNDERCLOUD VS. FRANK DALTON Tickets on sale now at the 7-11 store on West Third and Washington St. in Hope. Ringside, • 2 50 ; General admission, *2°°; Children under 11, »1°°

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