El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on September 16, 1974 · Page 26
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Miners Find A' ByBOBINGRAM McKinley (William) was the 25th President of the United States. He conducted a front porch campaign. He was assassinated. McKinley (Bobby) is the umpteenth quarterback at UTEP. He conducts a campaign from the football field. He hasn't been assassinated. In fact, he was sacked only twice in his first outing as the Miners' quarterback. The former Bel Air star who went to SMU and left because coaches there insisted on making a running back out of him instead of leaving him at quarterback went the route as the Miners suprised a lot of people in their opening game of the season. THEY LOST TO Pacific 17-14 in a game they could easily have won and in fact were leading until the clock showed less than two minutes left. It was then that Willard Harrell, the Pacific tailback, exercised his All-America prerogatives and ran 44 yards for the Tigers' game winning points. The emergence of UTEP from the football doldrums overshadowed the defeat. And the discovery of a capable M'Kinley Fills Bill in Opener quarterback, something UTEP didn't have all last season, makes Gil Bartosh's future promising. McKinley made the biggest impact of any newcomer at quarterback for UTEP since Bobby Dobbs unveiled Billy Stevens on a September night in 1956. MCKINLEY TOOK the Miners on two long scoring drives (98 and 80 yards) against Pacific. He threw 17 passes, completed nine for 113 yards and one touchdown. Running off the option, he carried the ball 13 times for 57 yards, once on a 13-yard scamper. He threw out of the pocket only once. His execution and poise in twice bringing the Miners from behind were outstanding, as Chester Caddas, the Pacific coach, acknowledged. The Miners have yet to hear from two other quarterback imports — Don Amerson and Freddy Paredes, both freshmen. Right now, Bobby QUARTERBACK KEEP-Bobby McKinley carries the ball for the Miners on a quarterback keep against the University of Pacific. (Herald-Post Photo by BiU Thompson). peTe ciCCarelli The Kingdom Speaks Immediately, messengers should be sent forth from the kingdom, conveying scrolls that bestow the virtues of this infant prince. Let friend and foe alike be warned that these pastures are to be no longer utilized as a pathway to heralded acclaim. Alas, the dragon was not slain two nights past, but the creature has been cautioned that further appearances will not be tolerated with kindnesses once shown. Let future menaces be further notified that his not be thoughts of one scripture; the subjects of this sovereignity have righteously spoke. "I don't care what that Scoreboard says," one ancient follower of thed sport insisted, "Bartosh. and.his boys showed me some spunk tonight. I know you've probably heard this before and you won't believe it but my wife and sister and I have come to every single one of these UTEP games for six years now. My sister told me she was so happy tonight she was going to cry. I haven't been too impressed in recent years and judging by the crowds few people have, but the way those youngsters ran all the time tonight, well I'm for 'em and I think the rest of the town ought to do the sa me." THIS WAS NOT one meager voice among the multitudes on Saturday evening Sept. 14 in the year of our Lord MMCLXXIV. Other patriots felt it their obligaion to speak up, and did so without fear of contradiction. "The last few weeks I've been reading the papers everyday about this team," one well-attired supporter who apparently was not too proud to allow a bright orange hat spoil an otherwise splendid blue suit. "And one thing I've noticed is that Gil Bartosh didn't pave his way with excuses. Lots of coaches who expect to lose usually set up excuses before the game, but Bartosh didn't. This leads me to believe one of two things: either he's willing to accept defeat like a man, or he didn't expect to get beat. I didn't think we had a chance here tonight, but I darn sure promise you that I'm coming out here the rest of the year thinking we're going to win. And it's been a long time since I felt that way." One more studious observer of the Bartosh brigade found dissappointment in the performance. "Damn!," he shouted after examining his now tubular program, "we've only got four more games at home. Last year it seemed like we played 22 games at home." A LATE COMEBACK for a 17-14 Pacific victory, _ teasing the Miners' dreams of an end to a 12-game losing skein, did nothing to douse the spirits of the school's inspired student body. "We're gonna play Utah next week," one particularly volatile male proclaimed. "And I promise you we're gonna beat 'em as bad here as they beat us last year." Apparently this scholarly type had suffered a memory lapse of last year's 82-6 humiliation; either that or the flask he held in his trembling right hand had been previously scorched. "Wellll . . .," he chose to offer in rebuttal. "We're gonna beat 'em. I don't care if it's 1-0. We're gonna beat 'em." "I better not pick up a newspaper Monday night and read anything bad about those guys," one lucious young lass in dastardly tight dungarees warned. "Or I'm going to come looking for you," an enticing proposition, despite it's treacherous overtones. LET IT BE recorded then, that these people speak with newfound hope. If their promises are to be reckoned with, then first year coach Gil Bartosh and his freshman Studded array of gridiron potential will have many witnesses to their future endeavors. "Gil may be here a while," an elderly enthusiast proclaimed. "And I hope the people stick behind him. Everybody was like this the night Bobby Dobbs' team won its first game and then six years later they wanted to lynch him. I hope it's different this time." McKinley seems to bo the big answer to a big problem at UTEP. THE MINERS START preparing today for their first Western Athletic Conference game of the season, with Utah Saturay night in the Sun Bowl. The Miners in this one will not face a single destroyer like Harrell of Pacific is but rather a double threat in Steve Marlowe and Ike Spencer. The Pacific game will still he a defeat for the Miners, but, in the words of Bartosh, "we should have won it" and would have had not the defense over- pursued Harrell in his game- breaking 44-ard run. "We stopped Pacific inside the 10 twice (once on the one) and made two long touchdown drives," Gil pointed out. "IT FIGURES that a team that can stop another team on its one, then take the ball and goes 98 yards for a touchdown should win. In fact, I'm used to winning those kind of games." Gil cited a couple of breakdowns on the defense hut otherwise he was pleased with the way the Miners contained Harrell and stopped the Pacific passing game. The big freshman sensation of the game was Mike Belew. 175-pound tailback from Odessa. He joined the "100" club by getting 126 yards. He was a busy man after relieving Robert Elliott, who carried four times at the opening of the game. Belew's 30 totes was a school record. TANNY JOHNSON, a rugged wingback from Cuero, Texas, was another freshman who looked outstanding. Nose guard Mike Wasteney graded among the highest on defense along with tackles Phil Harris and Norm O'Driscoll. Shannon Thompson topped the linebackers although Mike Wallace, the other linebacker, hit Harrell so hard in the first half that the Pacific runner had to have first aid until he could recover his breath. Hal Bar- nrtt, defensive end, was also outstanding for the Miners. And McKinley perhaps should take his offensive line to lunch and pick-up the tab. It was a big factor in the game. Caddas, the Pacific coach, said: "I'm just glad we were able to come back to win it. This is the best UTEP team we've played." He said that Harrell, who carried the ball more than he ever has in a previous game (32 times) stumbled on the five on his winning touchdown run. "I thought (hey had him there " said Caddas. "1 wanted that one real had," said the Pacific tailback. The .Miners did, too. College Roundup— Ark. U. HOQS «•*>• The Spotlight ByFREDMcMANE UP] Sports Writer "Caution" has always been the by-word among college football coaches, and John McKay proved why last Saturday. McKay, coach of Southern California, had openly boasted that this year's Trojan squad could be the equal of the 1972 team which won the national championship. "I think we have as -good as chance to be No. 1 as anybody," McKay said late last week. That statement will go down in the book of famous last words. An unheralded Arkansas team, completely overlooked in the pre-scason ratings, sprung the first major upset of the 1974 season Saturday when the Razorbacks defeated the fourthranked Trojans 22-7 at Little Rock Ark. ARKANSAS, a 17-poinl underdog, intercepted four of Pat Haden's passes and limited Anthony Davis to just 74 yards in 20 carries while stunning the Trojans and leaving McKay with the reddest face in the West. The only score Southern California managed came on a dazzling 106-yard kickoff return by Davis. "I'd like to have an excuse like we took them lightly, but that is not true," said McKay. • "Heck, we were standing in I he huddle when time ran out. We were soundly trounced and I didn't think that could happen to us. That shows how smart I am." Frank Broyles, coach of Arkansas, felt his club played their best game ever and he gave most of the credit to the defensive unit. "I guess it's as big a thrill as we've had in a long time," Broyles said. "A lot of credit should go to the defense. When the offense made a mistake, the defense came in and didn't let Southern Cal score." IRONICALLY, it was only two years ago that Southern California, then unranked, upset Arkansas, which was ranked in the top 10, in the season opener at Little Rock. The Trojans went on from there to win the national championship while the Razorbacks struggled through a disappointing season. In other games involving the top 10 ranked teams last Saturday, No. 1 Ohio State defeated Minnesota 34-19, No. 2 Alabama nipped No, 11 Maryland 21-16. No. 5 Michigan topped Iowa 24-7, No. 6 Nebraska crushed Oregon 61-7, No. 7 Pcnn Stale edged No. 18 Stanford 24-20, No. 8 Texas whipped Boston College 42-19, No, 9 LSU clobbered Colorado 41-14 and No. 10 Houston blanked Rice 21-0. ALL AMERICA tailback Archie Griffin set a school career rushing record by gaining 133 yards in Ohio State's triumph. Griffin surpassed Jim Otis' old record of 2,542 yards in going over the ion-yard mark for the 12th straight game. Calvin Cullivcr scored two first half TDs and reserve quarterback Richard Todd ran for a decisive third period score to lead Alabama over Maryland. The Terps, on the strength of three field goals by Steve Mike-Mayer and a touchdown by Lou Carter, kept the game in doubt until 5:30 left when Maryland's Bob Smith fumbled a Todd punt at the Maryland 49. Mark Elzinga, subbing for the ailing Dennis Franklin, scored one touchdown and passed for another to lead Michigan past Iowa; David Humm threw for two touchdowns and ran for another in Nebraska's rout of Oregon; Woody Petchel's oneyard plunge with 2:15 left enabled Penn State to beat Stanford; and reserve quarterback Mike Presley scored one TD and set up two more to spark Texas' rout of Boston College. Elsewhere, No. 14 Texas Tech whipped Iowa State 24-3, No. IS North Carolina State topped Duke 35-21, No. 17 Florida edged California 21-17, No. 18 Pittsburgh squeaked by Florida Slate 0-6 and Tulane, also tied for 18th, eked out a 1716 triumph over Southwestern Louisiana. Cruces Man Wins Fishing Contest Virgil Garrison of Las Cruces won first prize in the New Mexico Bass Fishing Open Tournament, sponsored by the El Paso Cactus Bassmastcrs for the benefit of the multiple schlerosis fund. Garrison caught 26 pounds of bass at Elephant Buttc i the two-day tournament. He received $500 in cash and merchandise. SECOND WAS won by Wendell Heath of New Mexico. He received S350. Third place winner was Jeff Del Norte Ladies Slate Net Meet Del Nortc Women's Golf Assn. will play a low net tournament tomorrow at 8:30 a.m. Here arc the pairings: No. 1 -- June Gong, Vrlrrvi Jon.?s, Martha DuSang, Frances GM^.; Ginqer Clement, Ruth Rose. Leon a O< nnis. Vera Pearson. K.ifhy Lewis, Molly Morris, 8 pity Abbott, Penny Wt'C-ms; Nor ma Potter, Moreen Wimpy. No. 10 - Top=.ir Boughnpr, Sara Youkey; Coreen HcnMinq, Oiqa AAoseHa; Sue Wafls, Mary K iv/ Hermann; Trudy Johnson, Barbara Joyce 1 ; Effic Thurmon, Kay Preecc; Pccjgy Williams, Ccce Strough; Betty Barefoot, Dorothy High- brougti. McDonald of New Mexico. He received $250. The biggest bass was caught by Don Brooks of El Paso. It weighed 6 pounds. 6 ounces. He received $200. There were 106 entrants and the first 26 received prizes. A total of $5000 in cash and merchandise was disbursed. The multiple sclerosis fund is expected to receive more than $1700 which was the amount of last year's donation. Horizon Women Horizon City Country Club Women's Golf Assn. will hold its club championship starting tomorrow. The tournament will run three straight days. Here are the pairings: No t. fl ,-i m - Audrey McC<Kd!e. Myrt F>rnim;.T, Gladys Wr.eman, Bonnie Nftsnr. fi 06 l.u Rothrmin, Trudy Clark, Rilhr Cirirv, Fr r i Crocker: 8 12 - Betty Oui-vn, Waring Pf.irce, Joane Ratlciiiio, Gr.-ice Srilos, fi: If) Louise Alfrpy. ^iirnar^t Kennedy. A*,~uro(?n Dennnh/, F r v/ GI.-'.'.ntT; B.M - Vdl Guitar. OoMie Hirki, Johnnie Vanriqui?, Winnie Ray; 8:30 - rr.icey Treat, Velmoor Seaverson, Normti Siflort, Rdlpha Phillips; 8:3fi — Clf'oniti Auec, P.it Barton, Ella Rpadle, Bitlio Bro'.vn, 8.4? - Jodie Marshall, Lu Seliman, P.it Hargrove, Leicjii Peterson, fi.JB -- S.incJy Quillici, Millie Arthur, Nonnip Oaden. Connie Ward, 8:54 Margie Milts, Myrt Gering, Flo Warren, Rose Brnnf; 9-.00 - Melon Kanzenbach, Barbara Hayes, Joan DeWilf. El Paso Herald-Posi Edited by Bob Ingram C—Two September 16, 1974 WAC Roundup— New Lobo QB Myer Helps Ram the Rams By TRACY RINGOLSBY UPI Sports Writer New Mexico coach Bill Mondt has one game as a collegian head football coach under his belt and he's already on top of the Western Athletic conference. "That's the best way to start," Mondt said of his team's 32-23 win over Colorado State University Saturday, in the only WAC matchup so far this year. ''We made some mistakes but I just wanted to win. "We have a young team, it was a conference game and we worked so hard." In non-conference games involving WAC teams, Arizona was the only team able to salvage a win, dropping San Diego State 17-10. Utah State heat Wyoming 17-7, Pacific edged Texas El Paso 17-14 and Hawaii dropped Brigham Young 15-13. NEW MEXICO had been a wishbone team in the past, but one of the first decisions by Mondt was to go to a pro style offense. He went after junior College transfer Steve Mycr to direct the offense and against CSU Myer made Mondt look like a genius. While the Lobo runners picked up a respectable 156 yards, Myers was able to complete 16 of 22 passes- without an interception for 221 yards. Two of his completions were to Ken Lege for touchdowns. "He had a simply tremendous day," said Mondt, who now must face Texas Tech, preseason WAC favorite Arizona and Iowa State on successive Saturdays. CSU's biggest asset was freshman Ron Harris, who gained 139 yards. THE ONLY OTHER WAC team that could be encouraged by victory was Arizona. The Wildcats turned a roughing the kicker call against San Diego state on a missed field goal into a one-yard second quarter touchdown by Jim Upchurch and a 14-0 lead. "You have got to be able to get six inches," said Wyoming coach Fritz Shumur, but his team couldn't. Wyoming had a first and goal from the three, but couldn't score against Utah State. The real turning point came after Wyoming gave up the ball. The Pokes defense held Utah State inside the one and turned the ball over to the offense on the Utah State 28. Back Lawrence Gaines fumbled the pigskin away on the Pokes' first play of that possession. Freshman placekicker Mark Uselman missed a 24-yard field goal from the center of the field with 16 seconds to play and Brigham Young missed a chance for a season opening win. Hawaii wasn't able to do much offensively, scoring all its points on five field goals by ReinholdStuprich. Killer Karl After More Mat 'Blood' Killer Karl Kox will try to make Jim Dillon his second victim in two weeks when they meet tonight on the wrestling card at the Coliseum. The main event will feature Karl Von Stieger and Ziegfreid Steinke against Dory Funk Jr. and Ricky Romero in a "demand" rematch for the Western States' tag team championship as recognized by the National Wrestling Alliance. Von Steiger and Steinke took the title belt-from Romero and Dory last week. Michel Dubois meets Gordon (Mr. Wrestling) Nelson, Gorgeous George Jr. tanles with Greg Watson, and Akio Sato meets Nick Kozak. ANXIOUS MOMENTS-Three UTEP football coaches watch the action on the field intently as the Miners played Pacific in the Sun Bow!. Left to right, defensive coordinator Don Smith, head coach Gil Bartosh and offensive line coach Butch Metcalfe. Standing in the back is James Hubbard, wide receiver. (Herald-Post Photo by Bill Thompson). SWC Roundup— Horns Display Good Bullpen In Boston Win By MIKE RABUN UP 1 Sports Writer Texas A&M came out of the blocks in a feisty mood, the Texas Longhorn bullpen is in fine shape and Arkansas' defense will be worth taking a second look at. Those were the major revelations last Saturday on the opening orgy of Southwest Conference contests. The Aggies not only became involved in a 24-0 whitewash of Clcmson, only the second shutout for Texas A&M's defense in the 1970s, but they also became involved in a first class brawl which required both coaching staffs and some police to stop. IN MASSACHUSETTS, Mike Presley came in to replace Texas' Marty Akins at quarterback when he went out with a concussion and Presley "immediately ignited the " Longhorns to a 42-19 win over Boston College. And at Little Rock, the Razorbacks stopped Southern California time and again to post a 22-7 upset over the Trojans. _ "They did the best job that I've seen done since I've been at Arkansas," said Razorback coach Frank Broyles, and that is quite a compliment. On the whole it was a profitable opening week for the conference, winning six and losing two, and with Baylor showing a good deal of stub- borness in holding the highly favored Oklahoma Sooners to a 28-11 count. TEXAS TECH HAD no trouble in bumping off Iowa State, 24-3 while SMU nipped emotional North Texas 7-6 and TCU survived against Texas- Arlington 12-3. Houston bounced back from its embarrassing loss to Arizona State to down Rice 21-0. Akins was hospitalized Sunday for observation as a result of the concussion, but he •was not thought to have suffered any ill effects from the injury. Texas A&M's trip to LSU next Saturday highlights the SWC card but every team in the league will be active again. Arkansas plays its second straight game at Little Rock, hosting Oklahoma State while other star at homes include SMU against Virginia Tech and Texas against Wyoming and Cincinnati against Rice. Those taking to the road include Baylor at Missouri, TCU- at Arizona State and Texas Tech at New Mexico. Lessons Are Set El Paso Country Club Nine Hole Women's Golf Assn. will meet Wednesday at 8:15 a.m. for a second series of lessons. REMATCH BY POPULAR DEMAND WESTEBH STATE TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIP KARL VON STIEGER ZEIGFREID STEINKE (Champions) vs DORY FUNK JR. RICKY ROMERO KILLER KARL KOX VS JIM DILLON GORGEOUS CEOflSE JR. VS GREG WATSON PLUS 2 MORE GREAT MATCHES WATCH TV WRESTLING S4T.CWBIEL4-3.-OOP.il. WED.CHMIIIELa-&OOP.I|.(Cahl» mion) How Scoring Went in Pacific-Miner Game FIRST QUARTER Pacific, stopped on the Miner 7 on a drive that started from the Tigers' 37, called for a field goal from John Rodriguez. He was successful from the 14. Pacific 3, UTEP 0. 3:34 left. THIRD QUARTER After stopping Pacific on their one and taking on their UTEP Gam- In Figures two, the Miners went 98 yards for a touchdown in 20 plays. Bobby McKinley passed to Don Willis for seven yards on the scoring play. Bronco Belichcsky converted. UTEP 7, Pacific 3.3:59 left. • FOURTH QUARTER Steve Towne passed to Steve Gill for 40 yards and touchdown. Rodriguez converted. Pacific 10, UTEP 7.6:40 left. Miners started from 20 and in six plays had a touchdown with Bike Belew running final five yards. Belichesky converted. UTEP 14, Pacific 10.4:25 left. Willard Harrell ran 44 yards for touchdown. Rodriguez converted. Pacific 17, UTEP 14.1:38 left. TEA* STATISTICS PAC '6 First Downs 50 701 RuMioE Yards 76 PoS'mq Yards » 11 0 Pjsies 7 JS Punl5 J 5 Fumbles lost 3?5 Penally Yards INDIVIDUALSTATIST1CS RUSHING Attempt Net Harrell, Pac 3? U6 Brlew.UTEP 30 ]?4 McKinley, UTEP 13 5? Parjilld.PAC 10 50 WHK, UTEP S 36 Johnson, UTEP 2 33 PASSING AlcK.nply, UTEP...17 9 1 113 Towc-n, PAC I! 4 0 76 UTEP ;i 57 2S! 113 ? 17 ] 5JJ8 1 1 330 TD Lonq 1 JJ 1 35 0 13 0 1? 0 13 0 20 1 J\ 1 iQ PASSRECEIVtNG No Yds. TD Long GiM. PAC 1 JO 1 40 Johnson. UTEP 3 33 0 J7 '.Valuer, UTEP ? /S 0 U Robinson. PAC .2 ?j 0 la Lengnccker, UTEP 1 20 0 20 POClrifjucf, PAC. V.dlkcr, UTEP... PUNTING No. Yds At/g Lora 5 PUNT RETURNS Coleman, UTEP, 3 for ?6 KICKOFFRETURNS Brown, PAC, 2(or 101 ydfCs Douglas, PAC. 1 for is DEVENSIVE STATISTICS UNASSISTED TACKLES - Thompson UTEP 6; Forrc=.r, PAC, 6 ASSISTED TACKLES - iValtac?, UTEP. 1C, Virey. PAC. E; Parr, Thompson, UTEP, 6 Dav.;, PAC, 6, Cofeman. UTEP, 5, Gibson, Forest, PAC, Pass Deflection-Parr, UTEP, I. Richie Allen Bids Baseball Tearful Goodbye CHICAGO (UPI) — Dick Allen always had a touch for the dramatic. Saturday night, he wrote his own tearful ending to 11 stormy years in major league baseball. The Chicago- White Sox' S225,000-a-year slugger, who leads the American League in home runs, suddenly and mysteriously called his teammates together in the clubhouse before their game with the California Angels — and announced he was quitting baseball. "This is hard for me to say," he said. "I've never been happier anywhere than here. You're a good ball team without me .and you have a good man leading you (Manager Chuck Tanner). It's tough to walk away from the game I've ben playing and loving — been playing, in fact, since I was this high (he held his hand waisthigh)." JOE SENA JR. OUR FLEET AND LEASING MANAGER We're proud to announce the promotion of Joe Sena to Fleet and Lease Manager. Call Joe at 778-3381 or stop by and see him. He f? will be happy to show you the aduantages of leasing a car or truck. John Pennington's

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