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Hope, Arkansas
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Page Pour MOPK (AHK.) STAR November 11, 1914 Bengal QB sets pass string mark By FRED ROTHENBERG AP Sports Writer On a day when two National Football League quarterbacks bordering on 40 years of age were pitching it up there with the best of them, young Ken Anderson proved to be just that — the best of them. Anderson, who was eight years old when Sonny Jurgensen and Len Dawson each stepped back into the NFL pocket for the first time in 1957, put on a dazzling display of passing accuracy to lead the Cincinnati Bengals to a 17-10 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Sunday. Anderson, 25 and in his fourth pro season out of tiny Augus- tana College, completed 15 of his first 16 passes to set a consecutive completion record of 16 over two games and 20 of 22 passes — a new NFL efficiency record. "Anderson was superb," said Cincinnati Coach Paul Brown. "Bui then, that's the way he usually is." But threading his passes through the Steelers' defense wasn't all Anderson was called on to do. He also sprinted to the sidelines to make a victory- saving tackle on Mike Wagner after the Steeler safety had scooped up a loose ball in the fourth quarter and was racing toward the game-tying touchdown. The Bengals now trail league- leading Pittsburgh by one-half game in the AFC Central. And all this came after Pittsburgh's Glen Edwards had temporarily knocked Anderson out ' of the game with a vicious tackle. In the rest of the NFL, it was Dallas 20, San Francisco 14; Washington 27, Philadelphia 20; Denver 17, Baltimore 6; Green Bay 20, Chicago 3; Oakland 35, Detroit 13; Ix>s Angeles 21, Atlanta 0; Miami 21, New Orleans 0; Houston 21, BuffaJo 9; Cleveland 21, New England 14; the New York Jets 26, the New York Giants 20 in overtime, and San Diego 14, Kansas City 7. Minnesota meets St. Louis tonight in a battle of National Football Conference leaders. Redskins 27, Eagles 20 Sonny Jurgensen, whose aching knees and damaged thigh probably make him feel older than his 40 years, still has a spry right arm. He hit Charley .Taylor with a 30-yard scoring pass in the fourth quarter to rally Washington past Philadelphia. Taylor, who grabbed nine passes including the game-winner with 2:15 left in the game, became the third all-time leading receiver in the NFL. : Chargers 14, Chiefs 7 Lenny Dawson, who has celebrated 39 birthdays, had a day worth celebrating if only his team had won. Dawson passed for 281 yards but was beaten by rookie Jesse Freitas' 71-yard tie-breaking touchdown bomb to Davidson praises Falcons BOWLING GREEN, Ohio (AP) — Arkansas State University Coach Bill Davidson had nothing but praise Saturday for the Bowling Green offense and tailback Dave Preston. "Bowling Green contolled the entire game, both offensively and defensively," Davidson said after the Falcons blanked his Indians, 27-0 here Saturday. Bowling Green's points came from two touchdowns by Preston and on a field goal by Don Taylor, his eighth of the season. Taylor's 39-yard field goal in the first qaurter was the longest of his career and tied his own school record. Gary Garrison. Dolphins 21, Saints 0 With the Dolphins' victory, paced by Bob Griese's three first-half touchdown passes and a hammerlock defense, they're back on top with an eye on their third straight Super Bowl crown. "Our defense was outstanding," said Miami Coach Don Shula. "Our offense was great in the first half." Browns 21, Patriots 14 The Patriots elected to open the game by kicking into the wind so that the Browns would have to "start off running the ball," said New England Coach Chuck Fairbanks. They got a lot more running than they bargained for as little Greg Pruitt started running with Uie kickoff at his 12 and didn't stop until he reached the Patriots' end zone. Pruitt later dashed 25 yards with a fourth- quarter punt to set up Cleveland's tie-breaking touchdown drive, culminated by Ken Brown's four-yard run. Oilers 21, Bills 9 The Bills, riding a high from their exciting victory over New England last week, came to a crushing low Sunday, losing to the Oilers. Houston quarterback Dan Pastorini threw a 13-yard scoring strike to Mack Alston and handed off for touchdown runs of 13 yards by Willie Rodgers and nine by Vic Washington. "We're back in the pack now," said Buffalo Coach lau Saban, whose club is tied with Uie awesome Dolphins, both with 7-2 records. Jets 26, Giants 20 If nothing else, the Jets proved to be the better New York club on Sunday, Nov. 10. But it took five periods to decide this intra-city squabble between a team from Queens, N.Y., and another from New Haven, Conn. Gimpy-legged Joe Namath, who passed for 236 yards — to Giant quarterback Craig Morton 's 237 — uncharacteristically rolled four yards for the game- tying touchdown, then passed five yards with 6:53,>gone in the overtime for victdry. Rains 21, Falcons 0 "It didn't look to me like there was a 21-point difference," said Atlanta's Marion Campbell, making his head coaching debut. But only Campbell, replacing the fired Norm Van Brocklinn and the point spread bettors will see it that way. James Harris fired a pair of touchdown passes and the Los Angeles defense paralyzed the Falcons' attack. Cowboys 20, 49ers 14 Calvin Hill set two Dallas club records with 32 carries and 153 yards rushing. He scored two touchdowns, including the game-winner on a six-yard run late in the fourth quarter. Raiders 35, Uons 13 Quarterback Ken Stabler connected with Cliff Branch on touchdown passes of 36 and 15 yards and fullback Marv Hubbard thundered for two more as the Raiders rolled to their eighth straight victory. Bears 20, Packers 3 Rookie Steve Odom 's 95-yard punt return set a club record and snapped a 3-3 tie. Broncos 17, Cults 6 Denver came out on the short end of practically every offensive statistic except the most important one — points scored. The Colts ran 38 more plays from scrimmage, outgained the Broncos by 152 yards and collected twice as many first downs, but none of this will show in the standings. Bill Thompson's defense picked up the Broncos' offensive slack as he stole two Baltimore passes and returned a punt 60 yards, sealing the Colts' fate. 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.M. P.M. Minor Major Mlll ., r Major 1:50 8:25 2:20 8:50 2:35 9:15 ;i:05 9:40 3:25 10:05 ii-oo 10:30 4:15 10:55 4:45 11:20 5:05 11:50 5:35 5:55 12:20 6.30 12:45 7:00 1:20 7:30 1:45 Hope Star Sports SWC race thrown into tangled web Bobcats fall to Scrappers Date Nov. Day 11 Monday 12 Tuesday 13 Wednesday i- Thursday 10 Friday 16 Saturday 17 Sunday The Hope Bobcats ended the 1974 football season on a sour note as they lost to the Nashville Scrappers, 21-14, Friday night. The loss gave the Bobcats a season record of 5-5 with a 3-4 record in the 7-AA conference. Hope jumped into the lead as I.arry Johnson went in from the 4 to end a 43-yard drive. The highlight of the drive was a 15- yard pass from Mark Harris to Tim Boyd. Jud Martindale hit the point after to make it 7-0 with :33 left in the first quarter. The second quarter was scoreless as the defensive unit shut down the offensive units. Willard Willmon stopped a Scrapper drive with a diving interception, which Willmon later called "lucky." "I just dived after it. I didn't think I could catch it," he said. The half ended with Hope ahead 7-0. In the third quarter the two teams traded touchdowns. Nashville tied the score when Hal Scroggins pulled in a 53- yard pass from quarterback Alan Alyette. Alyette's kick tied the score at 7-7 with 5:02 left in third quarter. Hope came right back and on the following kick-off marched the ball 54 yards for the score. Slick Davis carried it in from the 13. The big play was a 26- yard pass from Jim Byrd to Clay O'Steen on a fake punt attempt. Again Martindale booted the PAT to gibe Hope a 14-7 lead. Nashville shutout Hope in the final period and managed two • touchdowns for the win. The first touchdown came on the 80-yard drive. Alan Aylette passed eight yards to Mickey Lane for the score. The Scrappers then lined up to kick the extra point, but it was a fake as Jay Tollett pitched to Damon Thompson for the two-point conversion. That made it 15-14. Nashville put an insurance touchdown on the board with 2:31 left in the game. After recovering a Hope fumble on the Scrapper's 34, Nashville marched 66 yards for the score with Winston Johnson scampering 55 yards for the TD. The PAT attempt failed. Nashville led 21-14. But Hope wasn't finished. The Bobcats moved to the Scrapper nine before a penalty pushed them back to the 23. From there they got to the 12 before the Nashville defense, which had a five-game shutdown string ended Friday, held the Bobcats in the final seconds. The final score was 21-14. The Bobcats beat the Scrappers in the game of the statistics Hope led Nashville in first downs, 18-16, rushing yards, 199-172, and passing yards, 110-71. Mark Harris and Jim Byrd completed 7 of 13 passes with Harris having one picked off., Hope coughed the ball up 5 times compared to Nashville's one. Reddies roll over UAM with Joe Sfnith Bowl-bound teams hit by rash of upsets By HERSCHEL NISSENSON AP Sports Writer When is a touchdown not a touchdown? When the play starts after the final gun ... and when it's an illegal play, anyway. Both those things happened to No. 1-ranked Ohio State Saturday, although in the confusion over whether or not time had expired before Ohio State's Brian Baschnagel picked up a loose ball and darted into the end zone one important fact was somewhat overlooked — the play would been nullified by an illegal procedure penalty and would not have been rerun since a game can end on an infraction by the offensive team. "It was the ruling of the back judge and the field judge that time had expired before the last play," Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke said Sunday night in the wake of Michigan State's controversial 26-13 triumph over Ohio State. "But the referee also told me they were not set for a full second before the snap. The field judge was ready to throw the flag, but he didn't because the game was over." And that seemed to put a damper on Coach Woody Hayes' claim that "they (the players) say there were still two seconds on the clock when the ball was snapped. The ball was fumbled by the quarterback on the exchange, Baschnagel picked it up and took it into the end zone." That was the biggest upset on one the looniest days in an already ridiculous college football season, a day that left many of the bowl committees looking like candidates for the funny farm, although Ohio State's closest cliallengers made their moves to supplant the Buckeyes in the ratings. Oklahoma, runner-up to Ohio State in The Associated Press poll, battered Missouri 37-0; third-ranked and Orange Bowl- bouiul Alabama destroyed Louisiana State 30-0 and No. 4 Michigan shaded Illinois 14-£ and took a one-game lead over Ohio Slate in the Big Ten's Rose Bowl race. After that, though, the roof fell in: Southern Methodist 18, fifth- ranked Texas A&M 14; Georgia 17, sixth-ranked Sugar Bowl- bound Florida 16; North Carolina State 12, seventh-ranked Cotton Bowl-bound Penn State 7: Baylor 34. I2ih-ranked Texas 24; Brigham Young 21, 16th- ranked Aruona State 18; Kentucky 38. Peach Bowl-bound V underbill 12; Tenth-ranked Auburn 24. Sun Bowl-bound Mississippi S'.ate 20. and Clemson 54. Sun Bowl-bound North Carolina 32 Kighlh-ranked Notre Dame, headed tor the orange Bowl and a rematch with Alabama. and No 15 Houston, which will oppose N.C. State in the Astro- Bluebonnet Bowl, had the weekend off while ninth-ranked Nebraska, Florida's Sugar Bowl foe, disposed of Iowa State 2313 and No. 11 Southern California moved into the Pacific-8 Conference lead and the Rose Bowl driver's seat by trouncing Stanford 34-10. Miami of Ohio, rated No. 13 and reportedly set for the Tangerine Bowl, wrapped up its By The Associated Press Joe Smith is an ordinary name. Joe Smith of Henderson is no ordinary running back. Smith scored three touchdowns and rushed for 226 yards as the Reddies defeated the University of Arkansas—Monticello 21-0 Saturday and erased any question about rebounding from a nonconference loss to Livingston. Ouachita's defense stymied Arkansas Tech and the Tigers moved a step closer to an Arkansas Intercollegiate Conference showdown Nov. 23 with Henderson with a 23-7 victory over the Wonder Boys. Ouachita is 4-0-1 in AIC play and has a nonconference game against Mississippi College next week. Henderson is 4-0 in league play and meets State College of Arkansas next Satur- second consecutive "Mid-Ameri-;;! day at .Cprivyay. can Conference crown by edging Kent State 19-17. Maryland, No. 14 and headed for the Liberty Bowl, crushed Villanova 41-0 and Fiesta Bowl-bound Oklahoma State, ranked No. 17, trimmed Kansas State 29-5. Rounding out The Second Ten, No. 18 California walloped Washington 52-26; Pitt, tied for 19th with Texas Tech, whipped Temple 35-24 and Tech blanked Texas Christian 28-0. Tech has accepted a bid to the Peach Bowl ... on the condition it doesn't somehow back into the Southwest Conference title and Cotton Bowl berth that nobody seems to want. Trailing 13-3 in Uie fourth quarter, Michigan State battled back to overtake Ohio State on a 44-yard pass from Charley Baggett to Mike Jones and Levi Jackson's 88-yard run with just over three minutes left. Oklahoma's Jim Littrell romped for 155 yards, Joe Washington added 143 and a touchdown and Grant Burget tallied twice as the Sooners rushed for 498 yards against Missouri. Meanwhile, Alabama used the strong running of Willie Shelby and a 29-yard fumble return by Ricky Davis to post its 41st triumph in the last 42 regular-season games and hand LSU its worst setback since 1963 and its worst shutout defeat in 13 seasons under Coach Charlie McClendon. Gordon Bell ran eight yards for one score and Dennis Franklin smashed over from a yard out to give Michigan a 14-0 first-half lead and the Wolverines held on to defeat Illinois. The Southwest Conference chase remained jumbled when SMU upset frontrumiing Texas A&M. Oscar Roan picked up a teammates fumble and raced 14 yards for one touchdown, Ricky Wesson darted 20 yards for another and l/juie Kelcher and Steve Morton led an Inspired defense. Baylor moved into second place, one-half game behind the Aggies, by defeating Texas' six- in-a-i'ow champs for the first time since 1956 as Nc-al Jeffrev threw two touchdown passes ami ran for one score Georgia's defeat of Florida lifted the Bulldogs into second place in the Southeastern Conference, one game behind Alabama. In other AIC action, Harding beat Southern State 10-7 and SCA downed Mississippi College, 7-3. The Boll Weevils, paced by running back Eddie Denton who gained 81 yards on 21 carries, moved between the 20- yard lines, but Henderson's defense held to record its fifth shutout of the season. Jazz squeaks by Portland By ALEX SACHARE BAP Sports Writer For Coach Scotty Robertson and his New Orleans Jazz, the long ordeal is finally over. "We have had a lot of bad breaks and a lot of injuries, but I think we proved ourselves tonight," said Robertson, basking in the warmth of his expansion team's hard-fought 102101 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers Sunday night — New Orleans' first triumph after opening the season with II frustrating defeats. The Jazz won in dramatic fashion, erasing a 23-point third-quarter deficit and finally pulling it out on a 20-foot jump shot from the right corner by a closely guarded Pete Maravich with just two seconds left on the clock. Maravich led all scorers with 30 points, 22 of them in the second half. He also had 22 assists, 11 rebounds and four steals in a good night's work. Elsewhere in the NBA Sunda)', the Seattle SuperSonics beat the Philadelphia 76ers 10996, the Buffalo Braves topped the Detroit Pistons 124-117, the Boston Celtics edged the Kansas City-Omaha Kings 102-99, the Atlanta Hawks defeated the Milwaukee Bucks 99-94 and the Golden State Warriors nipped the I JOB Angeles Lakers 106-103. The Jazz is now 1-11, but ironically that's just one-half game worse than the Milwaukee Bucks, a perennial NBA power which is off to a 110 start. "Our goal is always a shutout," Henderson Coach Sporty Carpenter said. "And our defense certainly needed that (Saturday's shutout) bad." Smith's touchdowns came on runs of 39, five and nine yards. However, the game was ac- tualy closer than the score and statistics indicate. UAM moved the ball well and threatened to score once in each half. Henderson currently is ranked 7th in the NAIA poll. The Reddies still have a chance of making the playoffs, but Carpenter said he is more concerned with the AIC race. "We always got a chance as long as we keep winning," Carpenter said, referring to Henderson's playoff chances. "Because you never know what the other folks are going to be doing." Tailback Luther Guinn scored two touchdowns and gained 157 yards on 30 carries to set the pace for Ouachita's victory. Quarterback Bill Vining got the other OBU touchdown on a short run in the second quarter. —Obey all traffic laws. By DENNE H. FREEMAN AP Sports Writer Program a computer with the latest tangle of possibilities in the Southwest Conference football race and if it doesn't have a metal breakdown the tape will spit out one team that can go to the Cotton Bowl without help from anybody—Texas A&M. But if the Aggies don't defeat Rice and Texas in their last two games to assure at least a SWC tie then put on a green eye shade and grab a pencil to decide the host Cotton Bowl team: —A&M (4-1) holds a win over Baylor (3-1). Two wins and the Aggies are Cotton Bowl bound Hogs in bowl? MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) Baylor and Arkansas are among six teams still under consideration as opponents for Maryland for the Dec. 16 Liberty Bowl here. A spokesman for the bowl's selection committee said that as a result of Saturday's games, the schools that remain in the running besides the two Southwest Conference teams are Georgia, Tennessee, Kentucky and Pittsburgh. against Penn State, the guest team signed up Saturday. Rice is at A&M and Texas hosts the Aggies in the final two games. —Baylor hosts Tech Saturday then is at SMU and Rice. Baylor must win all three and hope A&M loses. —Texas (3-2) must defeat TCU and Texas A&M and Baylor must lose two of its last three games. Tech will have to 'lose one of its last two. Texas is at TCU and hosts A&M, —Texas Tech (3-2) must beat Baylor and Arkansas then hope A&M loses to Rice and Texas. -^SMU (3-2) is not eligible because the Mustangs are on probation. Of course, all the chaos was made possible fay, SMU's 18-1$ shock of No. 5 ranked Texas A&M while Baylor overcame a 24-7 deficit to drop Texas 3424— the first time in 18 years for the Bears to whip the Longhorns. The guest team, of course, is Penn State which took a 12-7 licking from North Carolina State Saturday. Field Scovell of the Cotton Bowl selection committee extended the invitation. Scoveli said "I told 'em we were glad to have 'em. This was a bloody Saturday. I don't think we got hurt any worse than anybody (other bowls) else. I think Penn State has a good solid ball club." A&M seemed confident it would return to the Cotton Bowl for a brighter day. "We're down right now, but we'll win this thing ... we'll be right here on New Year's Day," said A&M cornerback Pat Thomas. The loser of the A&M-Texas game has an unofficial invite to the Gator Bowl while Texas Tech will play Vanderbilt in the Peach Bowl if its Cotton hopes fall through. Baylor and Arkansas both are under consideration for the Liberty Bowl unless the Bears make it to the Cotton Bowl. Last week behind closed doors, the Cotton Bowl proposed to the SWC that regardless of which team won the Nov. 29 game between A&M and Texas that the Aggies should get the Cotton. Play-offs set for state LITTLE ROCK (AP) — Playoffs for Arkansas high school football teams in AA, A and B classifications begin Friday and continue for two weeks. The pairings for Friday are: Class AA Harrison, 7-1-1, at Van Buren, 9-1. Paraguld, 10-0, at Stuttgart, 8-2. Dollarway, 7-3, at Lakeside, 10-0. Magnolia, 7-3, at Hamburg, 80-2. Class A Greenwood, 9-0-1, at Gravette, 8-1. Atkins, 9-0, bye. Strong, u-2, at De Queen, 7-3. Rison, 9-0, bye. Earle, 8-2, at Des Arc, 8-2. Turrell, 10-0, bye. McCrory, 10-0, at Highland, 8- j 3. .;, • Mountain View, 7-2, bye. Class B Murfreesboro, 8-1, at Farmington, 10-0. Gillett, 8-0-1, at Harding Academy, 8-2. j Mineral Springs, 7-3, at Danville, 8-1 De Vails Bluff, 8-0-1, at Moun-;> tain Pine, 7-1-1. { and I Don't Owe A Dime! i v%v B;I> IT ALL! With a Citizens {National Bank i Christmas Club Account. Checks will be ready to pick up by November 15th Sunday's ABA results: Memphis 91, San Antonio 89, over- tune; Denver 125, San Diego lul, and Indiana 117, St. Louis 109. MEMBER F.D.J.C NATIONAL HANK OF HOPE THE BANK MORE PEOPLE LIKE I Effective November 27, all accounts will be insured up to ' 40,000 by the FDIC

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