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Keithley of Miners Sacked in Utah 32-10 Victory Thomason Return May Save UTEP Drop Back Pass By BOB INGRAM UNLESS SOME HOLE PLUGGING in the offensive line can be done quickly, a question that :s pertinent today as far as U.T. El Paso's Miners are concerned is: Will Bobby Dobbs shelve the crop b-tck pass or cut down on its use? The head U.T. El Paso coach wasn'; asked this question. He might not want to answer it anyway. Buc with every team racking, .stacking and sacking Gary Keithley on his pro sryle drop back passing, there could be the possib:lily that passes, thrown some roll-outs. the Mi.iers may turn to more short and quick just behind the line of scrimmage. Maybe even Perhaps the return of Pat Thomason to the center post could be a saving factor for the Miners pro-style passing attack. Thomason, the regular srar'ing center at the opening of the season, has missed the last two games and massed a large part of the Arizona game because of stretched knee ligaments. Dobb? has tried twc centers since then and has not succeeded in vulcanizing Keithley's pocket. The big leak has been at center. Pete Michinock, Utah defensive tackle, barreled through the Hie a; center last Saturday night in Utah's 32-10 victory over the Miners quite often. He played a game of "let's get the quarterback " Kei'liley was sacked five times — once for 19 yards, once for !2, twice for 11 and once for 10. Steer Rustling Act Oklahoma Turns Wishbone Against Texas; Huskers Win By BOB DI PIETO UPI Sports Writer In the days of the Wild West, the penalty for cattle rustling was stiff, indeed. Darrell Royal might be scouting around for a "hanging judge" today after the Oklahoma Sooners rustled his football strategy Saturday and used it to trounce .Royal's third-ranked Texas Longhorns, 48-27, before 73,580 in the Cotton Bowl. ._. Seventh-rated Oklahoma Aqqies Face Miners — used the triple-option wishbone-T offense that Royal had HEAVY PRESSURE — Here's Pete Michinock (78), 215-pound defensive tackle of Utah, rushing toward' Gary Keithley, "U.T. El Paso quarterback, in their football game in the Sun Bowl Saturday night. Keithley managed to get the pass away but was sacked other times and the principal culprit in the Miners' 32-10 loss was Michinock who led the Utah pass rush. (Herald- Post Photo by Bill Thompson) Tie Like 'Nothing 7 To Wood Frank Robinson Says-— Rettenmund '72 Regular By MILTON RICHMAN UPI Sports Writer ^BALTIMORE (UPI)—prank Robinson, at 36, still is a very fine- ballplayer. A very practical one, too. _. • He looks at Merv Rettenmund, the Baltimore Orioles' eager 28-year-old top reserve outfielder, quite objectively. Jie looks at the stocky right-handed swinger from Flint, Mich., whose three-run homer powered the Orioles to a 5-3 win over Pittsburgh in Saturday's world series opener here and says:. "Someone's gonna have to go : I— whether it's me 'or someone else. You can't ask a kid with his proven ability to play every other day and to keep moving around like he's been. He has to play every day." IN OTHER words, Frank Robinson was saying Merv Rettenmund certainly would be one of the Orioles' three regular outfielders for the future, correct? ."W h a d d a 'y a mean the future?" said Robinson, whose second-inning solo homer started the Orioles on the road back after the Pirates had clipped Dave McNally for three runs in the top of the inning. "He can play regularly anywhere right now. That's why I think Earl Weaver is 'the greatest manager I've ever seen. Look what he did this year. He got all four of us (Paul Blair, Don Buford, Ret- tenmund and Robinson) to play in more than 100 games. You think that's easy?" Four outfielders with all the ability the ones playing for the Orioles have does create a .problem sometimes, particularly when you have a fellow like Rettenmund, who is nominally the fourth outfielder leading your club in hitting too years running. RETTENMUND LED the club with a new figure last year and his .318 average in 141 games was the American league's third highest percentage this past season. His third inning homer off loser Dock Ellis Saturday wound up in the left field seats and when it was gently suggested that the blow might have been more a mistake on the part of Ellis rather than any perfect swing on his part, Rettenmund agreed immediately. "I THINK THAT'S absolutely right," Rettenmund said to the writer who had ventured that opinion. "I think he was trying to throw me a slider away and he got it in a little too much. One thing I know for sure. I've seen him (Ellis) faster. Much faster. He really threw hard when I played against him in the International League." Dock Ellis, who was with Columbus when Rettenmund was with Rochester, had an explanation for the point Ret- tenmund was trying to make. "First of all," sr.id the Pirates' righthander, "I don't throw a slider. Ke hit a curve. A hanging curve. And when he hit against me in the minors I wasn't faster; he only saw rne when I was faster. I know because that was for a period of 12 days: "What h a p p e n e d," Ellis ElPasoHerald^Pbst Edited by Bob Ingram October 11, 1971 Page A-U 17th Helped BYU's Leach Win Tucker ALBUQUERQUE (UPI) Ray Leach of BrigTiam Young University said he believed the 17th hole of the University of Mexico south course was the key to his one-stroke victory over Houston's Bruce Lietzke in the Tucker Invitational golf tournament here. "I had a one-shot lead on Bruce going into the 17th," Leach said. "I parred the hole, but he three-putted for a bogey to go two down with one hole remaining." A 21-FOOT birdie putt, by Lietzke, the defending Tucker champion, on the 18th came too late as Leach parred the hole for a closing round of three-under par 69 Saturday and a four-round .total of 287. Leach also won the title in 1.969. BYU also took the team title and coach Karl Tucker also said the 17th was crucial. Ronnie Boone Has Hole-In-One At Dos Lagos Ronnie Bocne scored his first hole-in-one today at Dos Lagos Golf Course. Boone, who is the top player on the Gadsden High School Golf team, aced the 125 yard No. 16 holt. He was playing with Randy Boone, Mike Olson, Richard Tribou and Bill Eslinger. went on, "was that Johnny Pesky, who was the manager, said for me to be his 'dog' for a while and he'd ge» me to the majors. What he meant by that was that he wanted me to pitch an inning or two for him every day if I could. I did and he kept his word. He got me to the majors. I had 12 saves in 19 days and that's when Ret- tenmund saw me." LAS CRUCES. — While head coach Jim Wood is in Tonkawa, Okla., attending the funeral of his father, Wesley Woocl, the New Mexico State University Aggies will get ready for their big game against U.T. El Paso Miners here Saturday. The Aggies, beaten by only three points by Southern Methodist and being tied by New Mexico, believe they're due to win after such close defeats and UTHP is due to feel their wrath Saturday. : THE GAME will be played -in Aggie Memorial Stadium with the feickoff at 7:30 p.m. A capacity crowd of.. 17,000 is expected. Pat McTeer, the Aggie placeme'nt kicker, barely ; missed a field goal with just seconds to.' go.against New Mexico Saturday/night in Albuquerque.' Had the field goal, .which .was of 24- yards; been •good, the Aggies "would have beaten the Lobos instead of getting a.35-35 tie. "I've often wondered what it would be like to tie in a game," said Wend who has not had a tie in his football coaching career at NMSU. "Now i know and I feel like nothing .. .nothing. I fee like our kids played inspired football." CHARLIE HOWARD, Aggie defensive end, pulled off probably the top scoring play in New Mexico State history. It was the most exciting play in a most exciting game. With the score 21-21 in the third quarter, Howard zipped across the line, grabbed the football out of the hands of Lobo halfback Nate McCall and ran 35 yards for a touchdown Howard, along with linebacker Andy Dorris and cor- nerback Jack Crooks were this week's winners of the Skull and Crossbones Award, signifying fine defensive play. RUDY FELDMAN, lobo coach, said about Howard's play: "Anytime they score when you have the football it's a bad play. I'm certainly glad we don't have to face Po James again. He simply played inspired ball against us." James gained 118 yards in 25 carries and scored twice on short runs. He now has 3,524 yards in rushing and is creeping up on the college record holder, Steve Owens who had 3,867. - An interesting fact for the second game in a row was that the opposing line failed to get to quarterback Pisarik. He was well protected against New Mexico and Southern Methodist by Aggie players. He completed 13 of 26 passes for 159 yards and a touchdown of 30 yards to Ralph Brown. N.W. STATE M OW 7—35 NEWMEXICO 7 14 7 7—35 UNM—Nate McCall run S (Jce Hart- shcrne kick) NMSU—'Ralph 'Brown run '13. (McTeer NMSU—Poe James run 3 (McTeer kick). U N M —M c C a I I run 15. (Hrtshorne kick) UNM—Rich Dlller run 1 .(Hartslwne kick) NMSU—Ralph Brown pass 30 from Pisarcik. (McTeer kick) NMSU—Charles Howard 35 run with fumble. (McTeer kick) U N M —M c C a M run 2 (Hartshorne kick) NMSU —P o James run 2. (McTeer kick) instituted so successfully two years ago and gained 433 'rushing yards on the usually stingy Texas defense, including 214 by halfback Greg Pruitt. That was -the most ground yardage ever racked up in a single game against the Longhorns and the 48-point ootput by Oklahoma was the largest registered by a Texas opponent since the Sooners won the 1952 battle, 49-20. IN OTHER CONTESTS involving the top 10 teams, No. 1 Nebraska gained a 35-0 shutout against Missouri to record its 24th straight game without a loss and second-ranked Michigan, with tailback Billy Taylor shrugging off a strained left shoulder to score his second touchdown of the game, beat Michigan State, 24-13. Johnny Musso raised his career touchdown record.to 32 — one more than the old Southeastern Conference record held by former Georgia great Charlie Trippi — and carried for 113 yards as fourth-r a nk-ed Alabama assaulted Vanderbftt, 42-0. No. 5 Notre Daine held to a 3-0 lead in the first half, came back with a touchdown by fullback Andy Huff in the third quarterand another by Darryl Dewan in the fourth, to overcome stubborn Miami (Fla.), 17-0. THE AUBURN TIGERS, holding down the sixth position in the UP* ratings, defeated Southern Mississippi, 27-14, as quarterback Pat Sullivan, last year's NCAA total, offense champion, completed 23 of 39 passes .for 4 38 yards and three touchdowns: seventh - rated Colorado won its fifth straight game with a 24-14 conquest of Big Eight rival Iowa State; and Stanford sprung a 17-6 upset on No. 9.Washington to knock the Huskies from the ranks of the unbeaten as Don Bunce, Stanford's successor to Jim Plunkett, outdueled Sonny Sixkiller. Tenth ranked Georgia remained unbeaten as Bulldog tailback Jimmy Poulos ran for two touchdowns to lead a 38-7 trouncing of Southeastern conference rival Mississippi. Arrong the major upsets, previously -winless Clemson defeated previously unbeaten and ISth-ranked Duke, 3-0, on a 39-yard field goal by Eddie Seigler with 10 seconds left in the third quarter. Tulane, rebounding from three straight losses on the arm of quarterback Mike Walker, knocked.-, nth-rated North Carolina from the ranks of the undefeated with a 37-29 win. Walker tossed for four TD's, including two to flanker Steve Barrios. BIG LOAD—New Mexico defensive tackle Bob Winter looks like he's carrying Joe Pisarcik, in white, New Mexico State quarterback in their game in Albuquerque Saturday. Pisarcik was attempting to throw a pass. At 215 pounds and reaching 6-4, Pisarcik was a big load. The teams fought to a 35-35 tie. (UPI Photo) WAC Roundup— Phoenix Story Fired Wyoming Dobbs points his finger at the center spot which broke down in the pas? pocfcpt. There's a •possibility that Thomason may'be back in the lineuo. this week as the Miners prepared for New Mexico State on the •• Aggie campus Saturday night. Th:,rr.ason ran pretty good last week but did nothing in the way of any actual workouts. ' THE UTAH GAME was another shattering experience for Dobbs who had expected great things for the Miners offensively ?JJs year. It wts sort of like some preceding games. The Miners did. make nnc beauti'ul diive, going 60 yards in 12 piays with Keith-; •y get.iivg off some good passes, and breaking into gainful runs r-r some occasions when he was harassed badly. Some press boxers said that the Miners' best play was the quarterback 0.; aw. If Keithlev ran this play, he did it unintentionally. He scored from the one on the drive. The Miners didn'L cash in on another long drive in the sec-- ord quarter. They went to Utah's eight and lost possession when they didr.'t convert a fourth and two. : '. The failure there may have been decisive as far as the Miners were concerned. Utah, springing Gene Belczyk loose for three .touchd'owiisj-' bioke open the °ame in the fourth quarterly scoring 17 points! By this time the Miner defense wilted, the first time for such. J an occu-.ence this year. Dobbs said, "we had plenty of chances to win the game. "Puisnes (Eddie) v.as wide open for one touchdown. We've got, to hit th«.e kind. Our 'c;ggest problem was pass protection." ,. '„ DO'bfc.-:, was not hayrjy with the defense, either. ' ., "In pass defense we were just a step behind. We seemed to' be just a step away. We bnke down in the fourth quarter." - •;-" Bad judgment on the part of a Miner return man who ran kirkoffs out of the end. zone put the Miners in poor field positiofu a good ~art of the second half. '~~_ Dobrs complimented Belcyzyk, the Utah halfback who v ."cored touchdowns on runs of 41, 10 and 6 yards. • • • Belczyk each time ran against the grain. He used a counter; .v "imniny away from the flow of the blocking. ,.-„. And "Scooter" Longmire, the Ute quarterback, seemed 1' more poised and stable than he was last year and did a fine job" of bitting his passes. BILL MEEK, the Utah coach, came to the press box after- the game, as is his usual custom, and felt happy over the Red-^ skins' first victory of the season against three losses. . "We got everything together for the first time this season,"- T he said. "Defensively it was our best game of the season. Wei d : dn't break down. Our key was good field position. "We had a well-balanced-game and tbat kept the Miners', from loading up on any one thing. Longmire really threaded thel i cedle for us. ' > "We put on a good pass rush. That was the key to our defense. Keithley showed he can throw. W« had to stop him from throwing." Meek told Do'bbs that the Miners looked just like Utah dia when the Utes played Washington State the week before. Thar wasn't any consolation and Dobbs knows he's going -+o have one of the fiercest fights of the season on his hands Saturday whcc the Mirers play their neighborhood rival, the Aggies. New Mexico State figures f o go into the game as the favorite on their 35-35 tie with New Mexico in a game that'the Aggies just missed winning when a last-second field goal was a few inches off target. By TRACY RINGOLSBY JR, UPI Sports Writer Saturday was one of those upsetting days most of the favorites in the Western Athletic Conference would like to forget. Arizona, Texas-El Paso and New Mexico were all startled by ambitious opponents while Arizona State, undaunted by the loss of running back Woodrow Green, continued to move toward-its third straight WAC title. : : . ' Wyoming upset Arizona, 143, Utah surprised Texas-El Paso, 32-10, and Arizona State. Ho Ho Hum/ Green Back With A.S.U. TEMPE, Ariz. (UPf) —. Sophomore running back Woody Gre^n, the fourth best rusher in the nation, has returned to the Arizona State University football team. Green and another sophomore, linebacker Jim Baker, missed practice and friends said the two had left for their homes on the west coast. AN ASU spokesman said Sunday night that Green and Baker had been located in Portland, Ore., had talked with head coach Frank Kush and would attend today's practice sessions. Friends said Green had told them he could not play college football and support a family. He and his wife have a newborn daughter. THE 5-FOOT-9, 170 pound PruiH scored three times on runs of one. four and 20 yards to insure Ok.ahorna's first win ove r Texas in five years. It was only .the second sooner win over the Longhorns in 14 years and the first for Chuck Fairbanks since he took over as head coach in 1967. "I uherish this win more than any other that I have had at Oklahoma," said the ecstatic Fairbanks. "I cherish it because Texas is the only major rival we have that we have not beaten since I came here." Oklahoma emerged from the confrontation of unbeatens with a 4-0 record and faces the unbeaten Buffs of Colorado in a Big Eignt showdown next Saturday. Bristol Says to BALTIMORE (UPI) —The Cleveland Indians sought to obtain Dave Bristol as their new manager and were given permission to talk with him by the Milwaukee Brewers feut he turned them down, it was learned today. Gabe Paul, general manager for the Indians, asked the Brewers' permission to negotiate with Bristol who managed, for him when 'both men were in the Cincinnati organization. Permission was granted by Allan (Bud) Selig, president of the Brewers, and Frank Lane, director of piayer personnel, but when the proposition was put to Bristol he told Paul he preferred remaining with the Brewers. ran over Colorado State, 42-0, in league action. In Non-conference games, New Mexico was tied by upstart New Mexico State, 35-35, and Brigham Young was easy prey for Utah State 28-7. The power of the press was proven in .Wyoming's victory. "SOMEONE SENT us a story from Arizona written by Verne Boatner (sports editor of The Arizona Republic) which said Wyoming would remain on the junk heap until it came up with some quality black football players," Wyoming coach. Fritz ; Shurmur said after the game. "We had some black players ready to prove they were quality and 50 other guys ready to back them up." Middle guard Don Meadows left no doubts in Arizona's mind about, his quality. The Denver senior hit Wildcat running backs with authority, forcing three fumbles, two inside the Wymoning 25. ARIZONA STATE went into its game with CSU the favorite, and erased any worries over the loss of Green, who was ASU's leading rusher before he quit last week. The victors piled up 501 yards rushing en route to its 21st straight win. CSU had one bright spot, out-passing ASU 236 to 72. New Mexico was lucky to get off with a tie against rival New Mexico State. Aggie field goal kicker Pat McTeer missed a 27-yarder with seven seconds left in the game to leave the score knotted at 35. The Lobos fumbled away their chance for victory, loosing the ball four times deep in Aggie territory. Utah State was the dominant figure in its battle with Brigham Young. The independent Utags, bouncing back from a defeat by Nebraska last week, threw BYU runners for 13 losses, intercepted i three passes and recovered a fumble. BYU, like UTEP, opened the year with a pair of wins, but has dropped its last three games. Utah-UTEP Scoreboard' FIRST QUARTER Gene Belczyk ran 41 yards for Utah touchdown. Marv Bateman missed conversion. Utah 8, UTBP 0. 12:56 left. Miners with Gary Keithley hitting three passes and Jim Berry,. Paul Adarnian': and Keithley running,.' drove 60 yards in 12 plays. Keithlay ran one for touchdown. Ray Brahm converted. Miners 7, Utah 6; 3:48 left. SECOND QUARTER Utah scored on drive of 63 yards in 1 plays with Scooter Longmire passes eating up most of distance. Belczyk ran last 40 for touchdown. Two Utah-UTEP Statistics SCORING UTAH -< ' 017-32 UTEP 1 0 3 0-10 UATH — Belcrvk 41 run. (kick missed). „ . UTEP — Kelth.lev 1 run (Brahm UTAH — Belczyk TLT 10 (Pass missed). UTAH — R5 Jensen a.- UTEP — FG Brahm 36. UTAH — FG Jensen iS. UTAH — Wofflnden DOSS from Lonq- mlre 17. (Jensen kick) . ijTlAiH — Belczyk run 6 (Jensen kick). UTAH — FG Jensen 27 Attendance: 14,883. point conversion failed. Utah 12, Miners 7. ,3:48 left. Fleming Jensen kicked 47- yard field goal for Utah. Utah 15, Miners 7. 3 seconds left. THIRD QUARTER Ray Brahm kicked 38 yardj field. goal for Miners. Utah 15;* Miners 10. 3:16 left. ; . '£ •- •'^n FOURTH QUARTER -"^ Jensen kicked 45-yard flelij| goal for Utah. Utah 18, Miners^ 10.14:46 left. . Z' f Utah scored from Miners;3(£ in 4 plays. Lnngmire passe<H«r Cal Woffinden ^.for 17 andi touchdown. Jensen converted'.* Utah 25, UTEP 10: 11:40 left.' w Bob Fratto recovered Billyh" Craigo's • fumble on Miners 17"r .Belczyk ran 17 for touchdcwru- Utah 32, Miners 10.; 10:58 left: .2. UTAH 21 •199 94 4-49.2 0 63 TEAM STATISTICS First Downs Rushes Yards Pcsslna Yardaae Passes •Return Yardaae Punts Fumbles LOST Yards Penalized UTEP 12 46-50 107 22-50-D 72 11-39.4 1-1 73 Eight-Ball Loop Meeting Slated The E i g h t -B a 11 Billiard League will hold a meeting tonight at S at Green Lantern Lounge, 407 Dodge street. Any team interested in joining the league is asked to attend. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING • crV. net td Ina Belczvk.Utah 23 154 3 41 Hatch,UTEP 13 46 — 10 Van Salder.UTAH S 39 — 12 Berrv.UTEP 7 26 — t Poulsen.Utah 6 25 — 9 Atklns.UTEP 621— 6 PASSING at, com. hi td yds. long Longmire, Utah 32 15 0 1 1« 19 i Keithlev.UTEP 13 7 0 0 107 38 Vcn Galder.Utah ... 8 310 31 11 Marshall,Utah 2 100 66 Cralgo.'JTEP .- 9000 00, Belczvk,Utah 1010 00; PASS RECEIVING j no. yds. td Ina i Puisnes, UTEP 2 49 — 38 Wofflndcn, Utah .- 2 31 1 17 Anderson, UTEP 3 35 0 13 Knight, Utah 3 35 0 11 Altemus, UTEP 2 49-13 Glbby, Utah 2 31 — 19 Odom, Utah 1 17 — 17 Belczyk, Utah 1 e- 8 Van Galder, Utah 1 6—6 RETURNS Utah — Robbins 3 punts for 46, Hoover 3 for 14; klckoff returns, Odom 3 far 74. UTEP — Kfmball 2 punt returns for 14, DeSha 1 for 3; Berry 2 klckoff returns for 34, Armstrona 2 for 15, Hatch 1 for 6. INTERCEPTIONS UTEP — Chaomon 1 for 0, Walker 1 for 0. HON., OCT. 11-8:30 P.M. WORLD'S HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP :; DORY FUNK JR. 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