Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on October 11, 1974 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Friday, October 11, 1974
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Page t%ur stAR Friday, October 11, Hogs rate as game favorites LITTLE ROCK ( AP) - Comparative scores don't mean a thing to the Oddsmakers, or Baylor Coach Grant Teaff. Oklahoma State beat Arkansas 26-7 in the second game of the season and the following week Baylor whipped OSU 3114, Arkansas is a 13-point favorite to defeat the Bears Saturday at Fayetteville. "I can show you how we could have won the national championship," Teaff said. "Each game is individual, based on different circumstances." Arkansas is the Southwest Conference opener for Baylor. 2-2 for the season. The Razorbacks, 3-1, opened SWC competition with a 49-0 victory over TCU. Arkansas defeated the Bears 13-7 last year although Baylor made 507 yards, including 342 on the passing of Neal Jeffrey. Jeffrey, who completed 23 of 36 against Arkansas last year, is back but he is not throwing as much. Baylor has thrown a minimum of 17 passes and a maximum of 20 in the four games. That is the kind of balance Teaff has been seeking. He said the Bears' offense ranked eighth in SWC history last year, "but that doesn't amount to a hill of beans. We didn't win a conference game." Arkansas State University evened its record at 1-1 with a H-7 victory over Eastern Michigan last week, but will be without its top three tailbacks against Illinois State this week. The three injured tailbacks are Willie Harris, Lyle Lattimore and I^arry I^wrence. The starter will be Burgess Heyward, who gained 54 yards on 13 carries last week. Fullback Stan Winfrey, who scored twice last week from the tailback spot, will also see action at tailback. ASU may not be at full strength but the Indians should be strong enough to handle Illinois Slate. ASU 14. ILLINOIS STATE 10. State College of Arkansas, one of the top contenders to Henderson in the Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference race, opens league play this week against UA-Monticello.' On paper, it looks like a mismatch, but SCA cannot afford to look ahead to Southern State. SCA 17. UA-MONTICELLO 7. I^asl week's record was 7-1, upping the season mark to 30-7. Here are other predictions involving Arkansas college teams: Ouachita 10, Harding 7. Henderson 27, Lane College 6. Arkansas Tech 14, Missouri Southern 13. Broyles worried after Hogs ' effort overTCU By HARRY KING Associated Press Writer LITTLE ROCK (AP) - Arkansas Coach Frank Broyles sounded like a lawyer pleading his cast 1 . The question concerned the difficulty of getting ready for Baylor following a peak effort against TCU. Broyles' summation: "Yes, I'm worried." He called on personal experience to lay the groundwork for his conclusion. - "1 coached at Baylor for three years and watched Arkansas play a tremendous name and win against TCU all three of those years ... and I watched Baylor come and win the next week because il was our first conference game," he said. He pointed oul that the Bears had played four games in preparation for their Southwest Conference opener. "They have had four games to develop and gel ready for their first conference game and the all-oul effort that comes with a team in Iheir first conference name. So, it is not only thai we have just come off a great effort against TCU, but we're facing Baylor who is starting their first conference game with Ihe tremendous effort that most of the time goes with that first conference game and ihe goal of every leam to win ihe first game and get started off toward ihe conference championship." The iwo learns meel Salur- day at FayeUeville and the 14ih-ranked Razorbacks are a 13-poini favorile. Comparative scores say otherwise. Oklahoma Slate beat Arkansas 26-7 and Baylor whipped Oklahoma Slate 31-14. ••Comparative scores don'l mean a ihing. I can show you how we could have won the national championship," said Baylor Coach Grant Teaff. "Each game is individual, based on different circumd stances." Broyles said Ihe fact that Baylor whipped Florida Slate 21-17 after trailing 17-0 at the half "would give them a great deal of confidence." He said ihe Bears would not gel rallied should Arkansas gel an early lead. Broyles said Baylor's game plan is very disciplined. "They're nol jumping around on offense or defense," Broyles said. He said ihe Bears stopped OSU without a first down on 10 of the Cowboys' 15 possessions. Baylor's victories over OSU and Florida State followed losses to Oklahoma and Missouri. Teaff says the Bears are finally learning how to win. He said he was most encouraged by Ihe Florida State game where Florida State was at- lempling to break a 15-game losing streak. "I've had my back to the wall, bul it's never been bent over thai far," he said. "But, Ihe players kepi their poise and confidence." Baylor rallied on three touchdowns by tailback Steve Beaird, a 5-foot-7, 195-pound senior. Beaird has accounted for almost 50 per cent of Baylor's offense. He has carried the ball 95 times for 386 yards and caught 10 passes for 154 yards. He also has scored eight of the Bears' 10 touchdowns. "What he has done has nol surprised me much," Teaff said. Beaird, the emergency of wingback Phillip Kenl and fullback Pat McNeil, have helped ihe Bears eslablish a balanced attack. Baylor has nol ihrown less than 17 passes or more lhan 20 passes in a game ihis year. I-asi year, Neal Jeffrey com- pleied 23 of 36 passes for 342 yards against Arkansas and Baylor lost 13-7. "Our offense ranked eighlh in Southwest Conference history bul thai doesn't amount to a hill of beans." Teaff said. "We duln', win a conference game." Broyles said wide receiver Reggie Craig, defensive tackle Charlie Brown and noseman Ix-oius Harris would miss ihe Bavior dame. Bobcats, Eagles toclash The Hope Bobcats wilt travel to Crossett to tangle with the Eagles in 7-AA conference game Friday night. Game time is 7:30 p.m. The locals will carry a 2-3 season record into the clash after downing the Malvern Leopards last week in a 25-7 victory at Hammons Stadium. The win gave the Bobcats a 13 conference record. Their only previous win had been a 22-0 decision over Prescott. Coach Lawrence Hutson's charges used three touchdowns by Slick Davis, a sophomore running back, and a 69-yard touchdown pass from Mark Harris to Jimmy Williams to seal the victory over the visiting Leopards. Davis received recognition from the Associated Press for his standout performance. In addition to his bomb to Williams, Harris had other completions on key downs in the Bobcats' touchdown drives. Harris, playing both ways, intercepted two passes in playing a solid game. The Bobcats as a team held the Malvern offense to only 15 yards rushing while giving up only 137 yards total offense. In turn, the Hope offense totaled 352 yards in notching their first conference win. Hope Hempsteod Counly- of the Bowie Knife Star Sports Are Cards contenders? By BEN THOMAS AP Sports Writer h Is it in the Cards for St. Louis to be a contender in the National Football League this season? The Cardinals, one of the surprises so far in 1974, seek their fifth straight victory Sunday when the collide with the Dallas Cowboysm St. Louis is also afler victory No. 3 over a rival from the National Conference East. The Cowboys, on the other hand, have lost three straight, something that hasn't happened lo a Tom Landry-coached team in a long time. Tljeoddsrnakers don't believe 5-o. ~; vored by five, have given up the second fewest points in the league and it might be first after Sunday's game EAGLES 31, GIANTS 10. Cincinati (3-1) at Cleveland (1-3): Cincinnati is a nine-point favorite and only the Baltimore Colts have yeilded more points (122) than the Browns (109) ... BENGALS 35, BROWNS 14. Chicago (2-2) at Atlanta (13): The Falcons favored by four? It must be a misprint. But then maybe the oddsmaker was thinking about last season's Bears ... BEARS 24, FALCONS 17. Pittsburgh (2-1-1) at Kansas ; car fliis Pro Pigskin Picker doesn't agree, but first let's report that last weekend produced 11 correct calls and two incorrect. That leaves the season's effort at 34-17-1 for .667. Now| lets get down to business: Dallas (1-3) at St. Louis (40): The Cardinals have the stingiest scoring defense in the entire league but Dallas may give Coach Don Coryell's club its biggest test so far. It's hard to imagine the Cowboys losing four straight but ... CARDINALS 21, COWBOYS 20. New England (4-0) at New York Jets (1-3): The Patriots have put more points on the Scoreboard to date than any other NFL team ... PATRIOTS 24, JETS 17. Houston (1-3) at Minnesota (•4-0): The Vikings should join the Cards and Pats in the pack as the only 5-0 clubs after this one... VIKINGS 21, OILERS 7. New York Giants (1-3) at PhiladelphiaG The Eagles, fa- City (2-2): The oddsmakers think ihe Steelers will win by eight points ... STEELERS 23, CHIEFS 14. Buffalo (3-1) at Baltimore (04): The-spread says Buffalo by 15. II could be ... BILLS 35, COLTS 10. Los Angeles (3-1) vs Green Bay (2-2) at Milwaukee: The betting slips say Los Angeles minus 12. The Scoreboard should say ... RAMS w4, PACKERS 13. s San Diego (1-3) at Oakland (3-1): On any given dayn etc., but IT won't be today for San Diego, 14-point underdogs ... RAIDERS 37, CHARGERS 17. ••*->- New Orleans (1-3) at Denver (1-2-1): As 14-point favorites the Brocos will find out what it's like to win two in a row this week ... BRONCOS 30, SAINTS 17. Miami (3-1) at Washington (2-2): The odds favor the Dolphins by five which could be right on the button ... DOLPHINS 24, REDSKINS 19. San Francisco (2-2) at Detroit (0-4): The Lions, 9 Vis-point betting choices, have just been waiting for a Monday night game so Alex Karras can see them score their initial 1974 victory ... LIONS 24, 49ERS 17. Sooffers'^eek to against Longhorns on 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. Date A - M Oct. Day Minor Major 11 Friday 12 Saturday- lS Sunday 14 Monday 15 Tuesday 16 Wednesday 17 Thursday 18 Friday 19 Saturday 20 Sunday 1:30 2:20 3:10 3:55 4:40 5:30 6:30 7:35 8:30 9:30 s-.io 9:00 9:45 10:30 11:20 12:45 1:40 2:45 3:35 P.M Minor 2:U5 2.50 3:40 4:30 5:15 6:05 7:00 7:55 8:50 9:55 Major 8:35 9:25 10:15 11:00 11: SO 12:20 1:35 2:10 3:15 4:10 Rumors fly over possible sale for Orioles By GORDON BEARD ".AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) — The baseball season is over for the Baltimore Orioles, bul the season for rumors about the team's possible sale continues unabated. A front page story Thursday headlined ihe news that the Orioles were for sale, and said board chairman Jerold C. Hoff- bert,er would soon suggesl the ,enns he would accept for the American League club. "This has been said before — i.'- nothing new," Hoffberger .said of the report he would con- >;'k-r any reasonable offer and parent it io ihe board of direc- .o:\> Bui he denied thai he was ready io outline terms. •ihe only possible embellish- nk-n.." Hoffberger said, "is .ha. when 1 come to a decision, I ind> spell out my ierms rather .ban wan for bids." And. although Hoffberger has • •xjjr\-s»<.-d disappointment at Bal.unore'*. home attendance, hi- has not vet reached that By ALEX SACHARE AP Sports Writer Awesome Oklahoma, winner of its last two games by an amazing combined score of 1353, will seek to maintain that momentum Saturday against upset-minded Texas in one of ihe feature games on this weekend's college football schedule. While top-rated Ohio State has ihe home field advantage Saturday for its Big Ten encounter with 13th-ranked Wisconsin, ihe No. 2 Oklahoma Sooners must travel to Dallas to take on the Texas Longhorns, raled 17lh. "They've really got an outstanding football team," said Texas Coach Darrell Royal, who has a 12-5 coaching record against the Sooners. A Texas official said 150,000 tickets could have been sold for the 69th meeting of Ihe schools, which will be played before a selloul crowd of 72,000 at the Couon Bowl. The series began in 1900 and allhough Oklahoma has won the last three games, Texas leads 42-24-2 over-all. Oklahoma, 3-0, has been es- lablished as a three-touchdown favorile, and a look at the national statistics explains why. The Sooners are No. 1 in scoring with 54.3 points per game; No. 1 in total offense with 584.3 yards per game; No. 1 in rushing offense with 488.3 yards per game; No. 2 in total defense, allowing just 165 yards per game, and No. 3 in scoring defense, giving up only 4.3 points per game. Wisconsin is also an underdog as il goes against Ohio State, even though Wisconsin is coming off an impressive 59-20 romp over Missouri. Tailback Archie Griffin leads the Ohio Slate attack. Griffin, a junior, gained 196 yards against Washington State, the 15th consecutive time he has passed the 100 mark. In the only other game this weekend pairing teams in the ,op 20, No. 9 Texas Tech, 3-0-1, visits No. 16 Texas A&M, 3-1, in a nationally televised Southwest Conference clash. The Aggies lost to Kansas 2810 last week and dropped from ninth to 16th. Texas Tech depends on its passing combination of sophomore quarterback Tommy Duniven and senior flanker I^awrence Williams. No. 3 Alabama, No. 4 Michigan, No. 5 Nebraska and No. 6 Noire Dame all have home games Saturday, and are rated as solid favorites. Alabama, 40, plays Florida State; Michigan, 4-0, lakes on Michigan State; Nebraska, 3-1 opposes Missouri, and Notre Dame, 3-1, meets Rice. Among the other top 10 leams, seventh-ranked Southern California, 2-1, plays a night game against Washington State ai Spokane, Wash.; eighth- rated Florida, 4-0, travels to Vanderbilt and 10th ranked Auburn, 4-0, plays Kentucky. Unknowns lead their divisions By BOB GREENE AP Sports Writer Remember when the National Football league East divisions were considered the "weak sisters?" How limes have changed. Dallas and Washington still are considered powers, but St. I»uis and Philadelphia are one- two in the National Conference East race. And, in the American Conference East, New England boasts a perfect record after four weekends of play and Buffalo is a contender for post-season play. The division also includes ihe New York Jets and the Miami Dolphins. Dallas lakes its faltering show on the road to St. Louis to meet the undefeated Cardinals ihis Sunday, while New England travels lo New York to meel Ihe Jets. In other Sunday clashes, Miami is at Washington, Houston goes to Minnesota to meet the unbeaten Vikings, Pittsburgh is at Kansas City, Los Angeles takes on Green Bay at Milwaukee, Oakland is at San Diego, Cincinnati travels to Cleveland, Buffalo takes on Baltimore, Chicago journeys to Allanla, the New York Giants are at Philadelphia and New Oreleans is at Denver. The Monday night game will have San Francisco at Detroit. The Dallas Cowboys, 1-3, have won only once in four outings and need to get started soon or else count themselves oul of anolher trip to the playoffs. St. Louis, 4-0, is off to its best starl since 1966 when they won their first five games. Philadelphia, continuing its drive towards respectibility, lakes on a stumbling Giants leam lhal is having, among other Ihings, injury problems. The Eagles have captured their, last Ihree oulings following an opening game defeat. The Giants are 1-3 and have four starters who missed last week's game because of injuries. New England, 4-0, has passer Jim Plunketl, averaging a touchdown for -^every ..nine passes", and runriing'Sacks Sam Cunningham and Mack Herron. The Jets, 1-3, have passer Joe Namalh and two changes in the defensive secondary that collapsed against the Miami Dolphins in the first half last week. Quarterback changes will probably be made for the Pittsburgh-Kansas City contest. The Steelers, 2-1-1, may bench Joe Gilliam for Terry Bradshaw and Kansas City may go with veteran Len Dawson. Both Bradshaw and Dawson have been injured. The Cincinnati - Cleveland clash is tradition, with Cincinnati, 3-1, appearing the stronger of the two. But Cleveland, 13, has a habit of winning the "Ohio Cup" battle. O.J. Simpson has an injured leg that has hampered his running so far this year. But Buffalo, 3-1, has quarterback Joe Ferguson, the AFC's leading passer, and runner Jim Brax- lon, which is more than can be said for Baltimore, 0-4. Washington, 2-2, will have Sonny Jurgensen calling the plays when the Redskins meet Miami, 3-1. Jurgensen will try to improve the Washington offense that has sputtered behind Billv Kilmer. Another traditional clash sends Oakland, 3-1, to San Diego, 1-3. The Raiders are favored, but San Diego has found a potent offense, Chicago, 2-2, is making noises like the Midway Motisters of old. With quarterback Gary Huff, rookie rusher Ken Grandberry and defensive lineman Wally Chambers^ the Bears may hand Atlanta, .1-3, its fourth loss of the season. Another loss could be fatal to the career of Falcons Coach Norm Van Brocklin. Dan Paslorini played last Sunday and may starl this week for Houston, 1*3, along with rushers Vic Washington and Fred Willis. Minnesota, 4-0, doesn't have to try anyone new as Chuck Foreman has averaged 125 yards a game by rushing and receiving. He also leads the NFL in scoring. Both quarterbacks in the Denver-New Orleans battle are hurling. The Saints' Archie Manning has a sprained knee and Denver's Charlie Johnson has a sore thumb. Both will play as the Broncos, 2-2-1, and New Orleans, 1-3, attempt to gel back into their respective races. With Joe Reed out, rookie quarterback Dennis Morrison will probably get the call for San Francisco, 2-2, Monday nighl. Three fourths of the 49er defensive secondary is also hurl. Delroit, 0-4, has injuries lo running backs Steve Owens and Altie Taylor, among others, bul quarterback Bill Munson is healthy. Oakland A's hit by troubles again WS ANGELES (AP) — Jim "Catfish" Hunter, it seems, has thrown a curve at Charles 0. Finley, and Mike Andrews has Ihrown a high, hard one. The Oakland A's owner may not be able to handle either pitch. Finley, usually up to his baseball cap in controversy, hasn'i even opened his mouth •*' on thieve- oFthe -1974- World Series — but still finds his foot in it. Hunler, a 25-game winner this season while helping the A's capture the American league pennant, reportedly wants to leave the team after the World Series with the Los Angeles Dodgers. Hunter, according to a newspaper story, claims that Finley has failed to pay half of his $100,000 salary for 1974. Reached at a downtown Los Angeles hotel Thursday night, Hunler would neither confirm nor deny the report. "I'm not saying anything at this time," Hunter said — or rather didn't say. "I don't want to talk," he added. Jim Bank, the A's traveling secretary, said he had "heard ihe story about Hunter ... but you'll have to talk to Mr. Finley about it." Mr. Finley was unavailable for comment. The Chicago Sun-Times' story said Hunter had notified Finley a month rgo that he planned to become a free agent on Oct. 21, the day afler the completion of ihe World Series, should it last seven games. Orioles' Weaver signs contract By GORDON BEARD AP Sports Writer BALTIMORE (AP) - Earl Weaver, who directed the Baltimore Orioles to a fifth American League division liile in six years, was rehired today for ihe 1975 season. Contract terms were nol disclosed but Weaver is believed io have signed for an estimated $80,000, representing a raise of abou. $5,000. "Money was not an object." Weaver said of his negotiations w uh General Manager J. Frank Cashen. "About 15 words were said over money. "Frank made me take a raise — not a big one. but a li.tle one — although I wasn't sure I deserved one. Anyway, I'm happy. This will be my l&h >rar wiih ihe Baltimore organ- i/a.iun. and they've treated me lairh all ihe iime." "i hen- was never anv doubt in my mind lhat Earl would be back," Cashen said. "Winning five times in six years isn't too bad. The only ihing we have to do is figure oul a way to beat Oakland. We gave them one hit Wednesday, and that didn't work." Cashen referred lo the victory by Oakland in the final game of the American League championship series, when the A's won 2-1 while getting just one hit and beal Baltimore for ,.he second year in a row. Since taking over Ihe Orioles m ihe middle of ihe 1968 season, replacing Hank Bauer, Weaver has posted a .608 winning percentage with 634 vic- ..ones and 408 defeats. Smarting with his first full season as manager in 1957, Wi-aver's teams have finished m .he tirsi division 21 times in 23 ri. .1. including five teams in wnut-T league play. 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. SCANJQRAKBA.R, FIRST BOUT TONIRUSSO VS. BOB GARCIA 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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