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Sunday, November 29, 1981
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C 9 THE COURIER-JOURNAL, SUNDAY, NOVEMI i ri rmi a t t Bama needs rally 1 o give Bear recora O -. Continued from Page One back from the way we did was one paign as a head coach and 24th at of the greatest wins I've ever been Alabama, had forged a tie with . associated with. In the second half, Amos Alonzo Stagg, who coached I thought we played real well, but 57 years, at 314 victories two it looked like the good Lord wasn't weeks earlier at Penn State. going to let us win there for a But Bryant was less than 13 min- while." utes from suffering a loss when Al Bryant's teams, however, are Del Greco's 19-yard field goal gave legendary for their fourth-quarter Auburn a 17-14 lead over No. 4 heroics. This time was no excep-Alabama with 12:58 remaining. tion as the Tide rallied for Bryant "Offensively, we did nothing in victory No. 315 against 80 defeats the first half," Bryant said. "The and 17 ties, offense was treating them (Au- In addition to Bryant's record burn) like their brothers or their triumph, the victory enabled Cot-little children. It looked like we ton Bowl-bound Alabama to finish were afraid we were going to hurt the regular season with a 9-1-1 them. In the second half, we had mark and gave the Crimson Tide a almost 80 yards In losses on the share of the Southeastern Confer-kicking game and I didn't know ence championship with Georgia, what to think. Both teams wound up with 6-0 SEC "To turn it around and come records, and it was the ninth time , in the last 11 years that Alabama ' : 1 v either won or shared the crown. Statistics Auburn finished 5-6 in its first eim ct.t. ' p,mburl, u m season under coach Pat Dye, who pnrsBURfiH ZZZZZ m - coached Alabama's linebackers U,"'i,,r,0JI",,tap4?,!rom.MarlnoEv' under Bryant from 1965-73. The erett kick); Pittsburgh - Collin past from . j j MstiDoiEvorwekfcPonnsutt-MMdoirun Tigers have dropped nine games (Franco kick); i Stat - Blackladga I run Jn a TOW tC Alabama, but for 50 (Franco kick); Pami State - jackwm 42 pais from ,. ,, j Blackladga (Franco kick); Ptnn Stat - Jackson minutes they gave the CnmSOn 45 pass from Blackladga (Franco kick); Pan Xide all it COUld handle in the 46th Stat - FG Franco 39; Pmn Stat - FG Franco . . .,,,. 38; Pmn Stat - Farrll fumbl rocovtry in meeting Of the arChnvalS. Ala- andzon (Franco kick); Pan Stat - Robinson 1 bama leads the series 28-17-1. Interception return (Franco kick). t . a-o,260. , Twice Alabama took seven-point r .. P st. Pittsburgh leads, the first on Alan Gray's one- 5uii yTdt"::::::::::::::::::::::::: m &m "ye midway through the Passing yards 22 267 opening period that capped an 80- rSSS .?:d.,...::::::::::::z;:-::: ! 45-24 yard march. Bendross caught a 26- M) mi yard touchdown pass from Ken Co- Punts ; a-tt' 1-36 r Fumbles-tost ........;............. . 2-) 4-3 , leJ' Penaitiet-yards M06 i3-ioo Auburn twice stormed back to individual statistics tie the game. George Peoples' 63- Thomas 13-34. in the first half. And the Tigers PtiTy-- MUed to 14-14 on Lionel Receiving: Pann State - Jackson 5-158, McClos- James two-yard run midway key 2-71 Warner 2-14. Pittsburgh - Collins a-110, thrOUCh the third DeriOd Thomas 7-28, Dawklns 3-60, Brown 2-41, Wallace 1- T lueuui u penuu. 19.; .,,, That touchdown came two plays .. ( .... ! mmwmimmmtmsmfmm H U fjSjsjMwpsywp wm W mmmtwim wp iiaj).ijiiipajiiijiWala4.jWViiajaaijMjiiji wjuv. t 0 ' tit I ( 4 . .14 4, ? $i f t I fa. ' ' c, , 777, T-t? V: L .-" I.' , ,l . .. " - i- f t is .sj ...t4 3&nn State player Matt Bradley tossed the football over his head 5Iter intercepting a fourth-quarter Pitt pass in the Nittany Jackson State vs. By STAN SUTTON . Courier-Journal Staff Writer 'TJDpeeded Eastern Kentucky will play host to No. 7 Delaware Satur-din the first round of the Nation-ah-Golleglate Athletic Assocition Di-viJiSon I-AA football playoffs, the NAA announced yesterday. Pairings for the eight-team play-ofJ put Eastern in the top bracket with Delaware, No. 5 Jackson State adit No. 4 Boise State. The bottom bracket has No. 2 Idaho State playing host to unranked Rhode Island and No. 3 South Carolina State playing at home against No. 6 Tennessee State. Should Eastern (10-1) win its orJener at Richmond, it likely would play its second-round game on the road. The site-selection committee h$a indicated it will try to keep any ijjortli Dakota State wins H&JRIEN, Wash! (AP) Jeff Willi scored on a five-yard run and Mark Nellermoe tallied on a one-ya,rd quarterback sneak in the final three minutes yesterday, as North Dakota State broke open a 10-10 game for a 24-10 victory over Puget Sound in an NCAA Division II football playoff game. : ' . North Dakota State (9-2) earned the right to face Shippensburg (Pa.) State, another -first-round NCAA Di-" vision II playoff winner. V v Delaware I Boise in same bracket will be Eastern's playoff foe Playoff schedule Saturday's games Delaware (9-2) at Eastern Kentucky (10-1), 1 p.m. Boise State (9-2) at Jackson State (9-1-1). . Rhode Island (6-5) at Idaho State (9-1). Tennessee State (9-2) at South Carolina State (9-2). team from playing two games either at home or on the road before the Dec. 19 championship game at Wichita Falls, Texas. Defending champion Boise State, .which will open the playoffs at Jackson State, attracted a record playoff gate of more than $100,000 last sea Northern Michigan advances MARQUETTE, Mich. (AP) Quarterback Tom Bertoldl connected on 22 of 42 passes for 443 yards and two touchdowns to lead Northern Michigan to 55-6 triumph over Elizabeth City, N.C., yesterday in an NCAA Division II football quarterfinal playoff game. Northern (11-0) has made it into the NCAA playoffs five consecutive years. Elizabeth City (8-3), was in its first playoff appearance. -I v S'V '"II 7 - ; A -i ' ' W, 7 K' If ' ' - iS ,' -vWp in ilmiliifi'iniiim after Alabama's Joey Jones muffed a punt at his 40 and Auburn's Chuck Clanton swatted it several times before he recovered at the two. Another fumbled punt by Jones, this time at his 32 late in the third quarter, was recovered by Auburn's Mike Hicks to set up Del Greco's field goal. Ironically, Jones then started Alabama's winning drive when he Lions' 48-14 victory over the nation's No. 1-ranked team yesterday in Pittsburgh. The loss was the Panthers' first in 11 games. son at home against Grambling, which the committee would find attractive. Should Jackson State beat Boise and Eastern also win, the committee would have to determine whether Eastern or Jackson State would get to play a second home game. First-round attendance could be a major factor in the decision. Idle Boise State (9-2) slipped past Jackson State (9-1-1) into the fourth spot in the I-AA poll, despite Jackson State's 13-10 victory over Alcorn State last Thursday. Had Boise State not been ranked among the four top teams, it probably would have had to play Big Sky Conference rival Idaho State (9-1). After the seeded teams were placed Nos. 1 and 4 in the top Shippensburg rolls 40-27 RICHMOND, Va. (AP) Junior quarterback Tim Ebersol passed for 270 yards and two touchdowns and scored twice to lead eighth-ranked Shippensburg State (12-0) to a 40-27 victory over second-ranked Virginia Union (11-1) in an NCAA Division II quarterfinal football playoff yesterday. Ebersol had TD passes of 15 yards to tight end Steve Shirk and 78 yards to wide receiver Ed Noon as he completed 14 of 24 attempts. v:::::::x:v::::v:'::v::r-;:-:-:: -?A returned the ensuing kickoff 20 yards to the 25. On third and six, Lewis passed 12 yards to Bendross for a first down. Three plays later, on another third and six, Lewis scrambled for six yards to the Auburn 48, and a holding penalty against the Tigers moved the ball 10 yards closer. Lewis quickly found Bendross some 10 yards behind Auburn free safety Mark Dorminey and hit him jUeMtaUBkaal Associated Press bracket, Nos. 2 and 3 in the bottom those teams were to be matched against the remaining clubs on a geographical basis. Rhode Island, which had already obtained films of Eastern, wound up instead going across country to meet Idaho State. Eastern Kentucky will take a 10-1 record into its 1 p.m. EST game Saturday, while Delaware owns a 9-2 mark. Rhode Island (6-5) is the only unranked team in the playoffs, but it earned that bid by winning the Yankee Conference, one of five leagues that got an automatic berth. Eastern gained its berth by winning the Ohio Valley Conference. Rhode Island lost decisively to both Delaware and Boise State during the season. Eastern and Delaware have played two mutual opponents. Delaware ripped Western Kentucky 38-14, while Eastern beat archrival Western 19-11. Eastern won at Youngstown State 26-6, while Youngstown won at Delaware 24-21. Delaware's other loss was to Lehigh. The only playoff team to meet Eastern this season was South Carolina State, a 26-0 victim of the Colonels in the season's opener. With Division I-AA membership climbing to 50 universities this year, the playoff field was expanded from four to eight teams. Under the old format Eastern won the national championship In 1979 and finished second last season. J ' - -! f II'' mi- mm UaaaiaWi with a perfect pass as Bendross crossed the goal line. Three plays after the following kickoff, Auburn had to punt, giving Alabama possession at the Tigers' 49. Patrick, another of Alabama's many talented sophomores, took a pitchout and gained 32 yards, breaking several tackles along the way. Two plays later, he was in the end zone with the record-sealing touchdown. P enn State routs No. 1 Pitt 48-14 Continued from Page One its Sugar Bowl clash with Georgia. Penn State, headed for a Fiesta Bowl meeting with Southern Cal, is 9-2. "It's too bad Penn State lost those two games and that this one couldn't have been for all the marbles, with one of us going on to win the national championship," said Sherrill. T can feel for Pitt," said Black-ledge. "I know how it felt when we were No. 1 and we got beat" Pitt, which had won 20 home games in a row since it lost to Penn State in 1977, dominated the opening quarter as Marino threw a pair of touchdown passes to flanker Dwight Collins. The TD throws of 28 and nine yards came in the opening 10 minutes while Pitt's defense, the stingiest in the country, held Penn State to zero net yards in the first quarter. But Penn State defensive back Roger Jackson intercepted a Marino pass in the end zone on the first play of the second quarter. That first of seven Pitt turnovers set the tone for the rest of the game. Blackledge beat a safety blitz and passed 28 yards to tight end Mike McCloskey to set up Mike Meade's two-yard touchdown run for Penn State's first score. And Blackledge hit Jackson with a 52-yard bomb, setting up an eight-yard quarterback draw that tied the score at 14-14 with 2:42 left in the half. In the third quarter, Blackledge hit Jackson with touchdown passes of 42 and 45 yards in a span of less ' than three minutes. Brian Franco kicked a pair of field goals. And Curt Warner, who rushed for 104 yards, fumbled into the end zone, where guard Sean Sta'ti$tic$ At Aubunw Ala. ALABAMA 7 17 M-28 AUBURN 8 7 7 1-17 Alabama Gray I run (Kim kick); Auburn Peoples 3 run (Del Greco kick); Alabama Bendross 2 pass from Foley (Kim kick); Auburn James 2 run (Del Greco kick); Auburn FG Del Greco 19; Alabama Bendross 38 past from Lewis (Kim kick); Alabama - Patrick IS run (Kim kick). A 71.170. Alabama Auburn First downs 14 IS Rushes-yards 53-199 S6-188 Passing yards 80 123 Return yards 20 83 Pass 4-11-1 8-21-3 Sack by 3-15 1-7 Punts . 7-44 7-39 Fumbtos-losf ........ 5-4 0-0 Penattles-yards 4-40 140 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Rushlngt Alabama - Gray hM, Patrick 4-48, Moor 10-40. Auburn - Peoples 26-155, James 9-30, Hobby 4-11. Passing: Alabama - Lws 34-1-54, Coley 1-2-0-2. Auburn - Sullivan 4-9-047, Hobby 4-12-3-54. Receiving: Alabama - Bendross 3-74, Fagan 1-4. Auburn - Carroll 4-51, West 2-34, Woods M, Jam 1-7. Gerulaitis and Borowiak gain Sigma Open final JOHANNESBURG, South Africa (AP) Top-seeded Vitas Gerulaitis downed fellow American Steve Denton 7-6, 6-3, while Jeff Borowiak of the United States defeated Shlomo Glicksteln of Israel 6-3, 6-7, 7-5 in the semifinals of the Sigma Open tennis tournament yesterday. American teen-ager Kathy Hor-vath beat Virginia Wade of Britain 7-6, 6-4 in the women's semifinals before the second match between Kathy Rinaldi of the United States and South Africa's Sue Rollinson was postponed because of rain. Alabama coach Paul "Bear" Bryant accepted the game ball from senior tight end Bart Krout yesterday after Alabama had scored two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to hand Bryant his 315th coaching triumph in 37 seasons. The win gave him the all-time record for victories. Amos Alonzo Stagg, who won 314, coached 57 years. Associated Press ". i How Bear did it The yearby-year head "Bear" Bryant. coaching racord of Paul 1945- Maryland 1946- Kentucky 1947- Kentucky 1948- Kentucky 1949- Kentucky 1950- Kentucky 1951- Kentucky 1952- Kentucky 1953- Kentucky ,. 6-M ,. 7-3-0 , 8-34 , 5-3-2 ,. 9-3K) ,.11-1-0 , 8-44 .. 54-2 .. 7-2-1 1964- Alabama 1965- Alabima m- Alabama 1967-Alabama 1961-Alabama 1969- Alabama 1970- Alabama 1971- Alabama 1972- Alabama 1973- Alabama 1974- Alabama 1975- Ala bama 1976- Alabama 1977- Alabama 1978- Alabama 1979- Alabama 1980- Alabama 1961-Alabama ....10-1-0 .... 9-1-1 ....11-0-0 .... 8-2-1 .... 8-30 .... 6-5-0 .... 6-5-1 ....11-1-0 ....10-2-0 ' ....11-1-0 ....11-1-0 ....ll-HP .... 9-34 ....11-1-0 ' ....11-1-0 ....12-04 ....10-24' .... 9-M J150-17 1954-TexasAlM 1-9-0 1955- TexasA&M 7-2-1 1956- TexasA4M -l 19S7-TexasA.M 8-3-0 1958- Alabama ... 1959- Alabama ... 1960- Alabama ... 1961- Alabama ... 1962- Alabama ... 1963- Alabama ... 5-4-1 . 7-2-2 , 8-1-2 ,1MH) .10-1-0 ,. 9-2-0 Total Alabama's rugged defense kept -the Crimson Tide in the game until ' the fourth-quarter touchdowns, overcoming four lost fumbles and ' an interception. ."; Auburn also wasted several ' chances to open a lead in the first 11 half, during which Alabama crossed midfield only once. That r was on the early touchdown drive,", which included a 62-yard run by Gray to the Auburn 21. . ' i Farrell recovered for a touchdown. The final devastating blow en r-Pitt's day of embarrassment came ,;' when Mark Robinson intercepted a Marino pass in the fourth quarter. -and returned it 91 yards for a touchdown. , Blackledge had 12 completions in 23 attempts for 262 yards. Mar ,. ino had 22 completions in 45 at-. -tempts for 267 yards, but in the , second half, he managed just eight, completions in 23 attempts for 80 .' net yards. , i m "Blackledge has got the makings of a great quarterback," said Pa-terno. "He's got a great arm. He's 1-got mental courage. '- Robinson led Penn State's secondary with two interceptions. ' Defensive lineman Greg Gattusb' had two fumble recoveries for the ,.' Nittany Lions, both in the second period. Warner, hampered by a hamstring pull in recent weeks, raised, his season total to 1,044 rushing ,'. yards. He's the fifth player in, Penn State history to surpass 1,000 ,v yards. Pitt's Bryan Thomas, limited to " 34 yards on 13 rushes, raised his season total to 1,003 yards. Penn State leads the overall se- ' ries with Pitt with 40 . wins, -38r. losses and three ties. I Tflvlor'u Quality - TAXIDERMIST "Call one of the best' 1000 OFF your full shoulder mount DEER PROCESSING member NTA-KTA Call-James Taylor-24 Hrs. (502) 935-2482 or 937-6712 4523 Cod Dr. Louisville, KY 40272 All work done by professionals ariAai wii aiitu ii inn "A 70 8 in mvum vrmmr Stock 327 ust $5724. CHRYSLER REBATE -500 $5224 PERKINS DISCOUNT -300 4924 CHRYSLER h mourn MtSWHSM Petlnns 2105 DIXIE HWY. 774-4481. I:

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