The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on November 2, 1980 · Page 31
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The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee · Page 31

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THt TENNESSEAN, Sunday, Navmbw 7, 1980 , mm 7-C to I. '4 3 ''. i' it: ATHENS, Ga. (AP) With one explosive burst of power and speed, Georgia's ' freshman whiz Herschel Walker captured his bal-S lyhooed nationally televised rush-- irig duel yesterday against South Carolina's senior star George Rog-ers. 4,l Walker, bottled up for most of v4 the first half, bolted 76 of his j game-high 219 yards for a touch- down on the third play of the third quarter to give the unbeaten, fourth-ranked Bulldogs r some breathing room and they held on , ?or a 13-10 college football victory over No. 1 4 South Carolina. .-"I DONT think it was a battle between George and myself it was a battle between two great TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Defensive tackle Mike Robinson sacked quarterback Tom Ramsey in the end zone for a safety with 1:32 re maining to help give Arizona a 23-17 upset victory over previously unbeaten, second-ranked UCLA fisre yesterday afternoon. . Robinson's tackle came after Arizona punter Sergio Vega put U ten i ,.vtMra,llniM C; UCLA at its own 20-yard with less than two minutes remaining. IX Vega's punting kept the Bruins Jn the hole all day as he boomed Several more than 50 yards and j one 80 yards. S v .'ARIZONA'S DEFENSE, led by Robinson, linebacker Ricky Hun j? ley and cornerback Marcellus JJ Greene, made the difference in the game. fTHuriley sacked Ramsey twice to i stifle UCLA drives in the third and s,J fourth; quarters, and Greene V knocked down two passes in the j. fourth quarter, including one that -5 would have been a sure Bruin ; vl touchdown. 'i'i ";V OREGON ST.-STANFORD 'STANFORD, Calif. (AP) -7 Quarterback John Elway set a ,'-v pair of Pacific-10 football records 1 yesterday as he fired six touch-down passes four in the first quarter to lead Stanford, to a vlUAIA Cross-Country J To Carson-Newman yS .Shannon Conrad won individual -i honors and paced Carson-Newman to the team championship of yes- - . terday's NAIA District 24 cross wj-country competition. fciZXarson-Newman compiled 38 Si points to ease out Belmont (43) for the team title. Lipscomb was third with 58 points. ; 2 , Terry Coker of Belmont finished 'Ajfcack of Conrad in the individual - 1 race and Mark Keely of Lipscomb was third. Rick Gray of Milligan Vl'was fourth, Belmont's Jay Antos and Jeff Langdon fifth and sixth, man seventh J Those top seven finishers were -," yarned to the all-district team and will join the entire Carson-New-, -vi man unit in the national NAIA N cross country run later this ;' 'month. .' ' .'" ". . 9 T-4 .'"4 VS.'V.''.'V. Wheelcats Defeated 60-53 tCHATTANOOGA The Nashville Wheelcats wheelchair basketball team was defeated by host Chattanooga 60-53 here last night. The Wheelcats, 1-1, host Anniston, Ala.. Nov. 15 in their next game.- Walt hp, ; : By LARRY WOODY :.J .Tennessean Sports Writer It- ;.HAMPTON, Ga. - Darrell Wal-K-,tf ip bid a not-so-fond farewell to ; j-l -the DiGard Racing Team and his h; 'famous green & white No. 88 . Jacer here yesterday. . "No, I'm not a bit sentimental apout it," said waitnp, in re i V.' annnso in a nnpstinTi ahnut Vile ' "4 emotions. "The only feeling I have i'-J'is. one of relief. I'm just glad to be fretting out." :" WALTRIP, WHO starts in the fit No. 7 position in today's 'Atlanta Journal 500, will run one more (V$ace after this as a DiGard driver, J the , season-ending Los Angeles S:-times 500 Nov. 18 at Ontario, Calif. But the split-up which had 'H-1 been speculated in recent weeks Vas made official yesterday. , ' "Waltrip, who lives in Franklin, In became the DiGard driver in 1975. Since then he has started 161 rac-r.fef, won 26, and earned $1.7 mil- teams," Walker said. "We just go out there to win no matter if I get 10 yards or no yards. South Carolina is the hardest team we've faced, especially when they gang-tackle.' Walker's long-distance gallop came with startling suddenness and made the heralded rookie frpm rural Johnson County High School in Wrightsville, Ga., the 13th freshman in NCAA history to run for 1,000 yards. Walker carried a school record 43 times for his 219 yards he gained only 62 in the first half on 21 carries boosting his total for the season to 1,096.' Rogers amassed 168 yards in 35 carries, giving him 1,257 in eight games. "ID LIKE to congratulate both Winnies' UCILA 54-13 victory over winless Oregon St. The sensational sophomore broke the conference mark for most touchdown passes in a game, a record he had tied the previous week with five scoring tosses against Washington State. In addition, Elway became the most prolific touchdown passer in a single season in the Pac-10. He now has 25 this year, three more than the old mark of 22 set by. Stanford's Steve Dils in the 1978. SOUTHERN CAL-CALIFORNIA LOS ANGELES (AP) - Tail-" back Marcus Allen rushed for 133 yards and two touchdowns and quarterback Gordon, Adams threw for 154 yards and two more scores yesterday as seventh-ranked Southern . California mauled California 60-7. in a Pacific-10 Conference football game. ' Backup quarterback Sdott Tins-ley also connected on a pair of scoring throws against Cal's Bears, who lost standout quarterback Rich Campbell to a knee injury late in the first quarter. v Southern Cal, which tied a 47-year-old school .mark by running its unbeaten string to 27. games, broke open the contest with a pair of touchdowns in the second quarter that snapped a 7-7 tie.. The Trojans went on to score 12 points in the third quarter, then the . reserves added four, more touch-downs in the final period. ARIZONA ST.-WASHINGTON SEATTLE (AP) Tom Flick passed for one touchdown and Toussaint Tyler ran for another yesterday as the Washington Huskies improved on their Rose Bowl chances with a 25-0 victory ' over Arizona State. The victory left the Huskies with a 3-1 record in the Pacific-10 Conference and kept them in the lead among the league's five eligible contenders. Washington, 6-2, got three field goals from Chuck Nelson and two fumble recoveries by linebacker Mark Stewart to set up 10 of the Huskies' points. . Nelson tied a school record with his 14th field goal of the season. WASHINGTON ST.-OREGON EUGENE, Ore; (AP) - Oregon converted back-to-back Washington State turnovers into scores, including Reggie Ogburn's 32-yard touchdown pass to Greg Moser, yesterday as the Ducks handed the Cougars a 20-10 Pacific 10 Conference football defeat. Oregon jumped to a 20-0 half-time lead over the mistake-prone Cougars and held on for the victory in the regionally-televised contest. . ' .--v The victory improved the Ducks' record to 2-2-1 in the Pac-10 and 4-2-2 overall. Washington State dropped to 1-3 in the conference and 2-6 in all games. DiGord Bid lion. He also earned a reputation as one of the most capable race car drivers in the country. But he kept up a running feud with his bosses and finally ended up buying his way out of the final three years of his current five-year contract. Waltrip wouldn't reveal the terms of the deal. "Just say it was worth it," he said. One estimate of the settlement was as ' high as$l million. WALTRIP ALSO declined to . confirm reports that his next driving job will be with the Junior ' Johnson team, as replacement for Cale Yarborough. "Nothing has been finalized," he said. "But I can tell you this whoever I go with, , J I won't be taking a step back." ; DiGard official Bill Gardner . yesterday confirmed reports that Ricky Rudd, 24, of Chesapeake, P Va., will be Waltrip's replacement. ' : ' Waltrip said he was surprised at . the choice of Rudd, who has never Herschel Walker and George Rogers, who both had great games, but I want to emphasize they both had great supporting casts," said Georgia Coach Vince Dooley. "The M game was well-played and hard-fought. Both teams seemed shaky at first, but both settled down to play the kind of game I thought it would be. "Before the game, I told Coach (South Carolina's Jim) Carlen that I felt he had a team better than their No. 14 ranking and he certainly agreed. But with us No. 4, they had great incentive, plus two 'XL J 'il. " .J ( f - Vf' i -mdi mmIt k h If AP Laserphoto Herschel The Walker ATHENS, Ga. Freshman Herschel Walker (34) of Georgia breaks a tackle by South Carolina's Walt Kater for a gain of several yards during first quarter action. khh&maMps,.. North Carolina NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma quarterback J.C. Watts ripped for three touchdowns and halfback David Overstreet added two more as the Sooner wishbone pounded a proud North Carolina defense to pieces in a 41-7 inter-sectional college football victory yesterday. The Sooners rolled for 495 yards rushing against a defense of the sixth-ranked Tarheels that ranked third in the nation in rushing defense and first in yielding points. ' THE WIN snapped North Carolina's winning streak' at 10 over ' two seasons and improved the 16th-ranked Sooners record to 5-2. ; )) Oklahoma moved in front 14-7 in an explosive first quarter on a 23-yard run by Overstreet and Watts' first touchdown run from 42 yards out. The Sooners explod won a race, but added: "It doesn't really matter to me, though, who they hire. I'm through with them." REMINDED THAT he has two more races to' run for DiGard, Waltrip replied, "I'll be racing for . me, not them. And I'll be trying just as hard to win tomorrow (today) and in the last race at California as I would be if I was going to be with DiGard next season. In fact, I think I may even be able to run better, knowing all this is straightened out and over with." Gardner had threatened to hold Waltrip XO his contract earlier, even to the point of making him sit out the next three seasons if he refused to drive for DiGard. Waltrip said the conflict between him and his boss was over how the team should be run. "There's different kinds of people in racing," he explained. "Some are drivers, mechanics, pit crew guys who are in it because they weeks to prepare, which gave them several good things." ' , However, Rogers cost South Carolina at least a shot for a tie when he fumbled at the Georgia 16 with 5:22 left and Tim Parks recovered for the Bulldogs. The costly bobble came on Roger's first carry after he was shaken up and left the game for one play. "WE PLAYED well enough to win," Carlen said. "The game basically came down to one play and George's fumble is on me. I shouldn't have played him at the particular time. He had just come out of the game two plays prior to the fumble and he was exhausted. I take full responsibility for that turnover." ed for 20 points in the third period on runs of 7 and 1 yards by Watts and a 29-yard scoring dash by Overstreet. Record-setting tailback Amos Lawrence started off the game with a bang on a 62-yard run on the Tarheels' first possession, which was capped by his 1-yard scoring plunge. But he was held in check for most of the rest of the way, finishing with 109 yards rushing. .That moved him past . Mike Voight for the , all-time .Tarheel rushing record. ; . . p BUT" THE star of the day was Watts, who operated the wishbone controls to near perfection except for a couple of lapses and a scoreless second period. --." r The - final Sooner touchdown came in the fourth period on a 1-yard run by reserve quarterback Darrell Shepard. ; love the sport and want to win races. Thsn there are guys who get get into racing as a business or as an Investment. That's what DiGard wanted. They were always saying, 'Do this. Do that. Take an Inventory; Change this.: Me, all I wanted to do was race. Shoot, I'd race for a bushel of apples- if it came down to it..That's where the conflict was, . and I don't think there was any way of resolving it. I think we did the right thing." . DESPITE WINNING five of the 29 . races this season and over ', $346,000, Waltrip has termed the year "the worst I've ever- been through. It can't get over with quick enough, as far as I'm concerned."'- TV: Waltrip's qualifying speed Friday of 164.748 mph was almost a full mile per hour off the pole pace of Bobby Allison. Allison, of Huey-town, Ala., turned a 165.620 lap in a Mercury. ' : " ; ,4 ' K I 1 wmmmmmMMmmmmmm Official Farewell ' . ' '' , - ' ' ,i ' - ' , ! . Rogers was more than willing to share the blame. "I lost the game for us with the fumble," he said. "The defensive man (Dale Carver) just stripped the ball from me. It was a good play." South Carolina lost its final chance to win on a roughing the kicker , call which gave the winners a first down at their 40 with 3:39, remaining. South Carolina got the ball back with 45 seconds to play after; Walker was" stopped short from the 1-yard line . but Georgia's Jeff Hipp intercepted a desperation pass -by Garry Harper with eight seconds to go, 'saddeling the Gamecocks with their second setback. REX ROBINSON, who missed a chip-shot 22-yard attempt in the first period, boomed field goals of 57 yards on the final play of the opening quarter and 51 yards less than three minutes after Walker's touchdown run as Georgia notched its eighth triumph of the year and ninth in a row over-all. Robinon's second field goal gave , Georgia a 13-0 lead before South Carolina struck back suddenly and quickly. The Gamecocks scored at 6:59 of the third period on Eddie Leopard's career-high - 45-yard field goal and sophomore Carl West burst 39 yards for a touchdown less than five minutes later. The victory enabled Georgia to avenge losses to South Carolina in the last two seasons and kept" intact the Gamecocks' unenviable record of never having defeated a Top Ten team. ; ' South Carolina's Rogers managed his 168. yards even though the Gamecocks had no passing attack to take the pressure off him. Harper completed only two of 13 attempts for a meager zo yards. sc Gee Pint down is Rushet-yardi 50-26J Pasunf yards 2 Return yardj 0 Pasaea J 13 1 Punts , I-J7.J Fumbles-kst 1-1 . Penalties-yardi . 1-20 18 S6-20S 178 87 10-18-0 8-28.8 1-0 1-17 SrataCiroliu a 610 (10 Georgia , S 010 13 Geo-FG Robinson 57 Geo-Walker 78 run (Robinson kick) Geo-FG Robinson M SCar-FG Leopard 45 SCar-West 40 run (Leopard kick) A-82.300 FLORIDA-AUBURN GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) Florida's hard-hitting , defense forced two third-quarter turnovers yesterday, setting up touchdowns by James Jones and Johnell ; Brown as the Gators rolled over Southeastern Conference rival Auburn 2 M0. ;.; ki-, : ' ;v, ;v'.f5 Although Auburn running sen-' sation James Brooks amassed 163 yards rushing to push him over the 1,000-yard mark for the season,' last-half mistakes cost Auburn any chance of winning the .,'game.:;:,;,!M-'.,r .j ' The victory boosted Florida's record to 6-1, it's best start since 1974, and 3-1 in the SEC. Auburn dropped to 4-4, winless in four conference games. . Aibm ; t1i- Florida 7M0-11 Aub-FG Del Greco 44 Fla-Peace 1 run (Clark kick) I i . i Aub-Franklln 40 past from Sullivan (Del Greco kick) Fla-Jones 0 run (Oark kick) Fla-Brown 4 run (Clark kick) .A-81,274 ' . : - Aub Fla 10 IS 57-258 44-137 , 171 W , 1 '81 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards v Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 8-14-111-11-1 1-44.7 7-480 7-1 0-0 " 5-88 4-S0 , LSU-MISSISSHTI BATON ROUGE, La, (AP) . ' Alan Risher accounted for. three' touchdowns and Mike Montz scored tw'o others as Louisiana State cashed In five turnovers for points and routed Mississippi 38-16 yesterday in a regionally-tele " vised Southeastern Conference football game. , - - . ' It was the fourth straight SEC - Bill Elliott, ( another Mercury driver from Dawsonville, Ga. starts second and Neil Bonnett, Allison's Hueytown neighbor who also drives a Mercury, is third. 1 ROUNDING OUT the Top 10 r are: Donnie Allison (4), David Pearson (5), Benny Parsons (6),' Waltrip (7), Gary Balough (8), Harry Gant (9) and Buddy Baker (10), -i 1 Yarborough, who trails Dale Earnhardt by 44 points in the Winston Cup . national championship race, starts in 12th position alongside Earnhardt. ' Richard Petty, defending national ; champion, starts 15th. The race carries a $205,350 purse, with $20,000 going to the winner. , DiGard's Gardner, in a scheduled press conference, declined to reveal the terms of Waltrip's con- tract settlement; Told . that Wal- conquest for the Tigers, lodged in, a first-place deadlock with fourth-ranked Georgia in the chase tor the league's automatic berth in the Sugar Bowl game. . . Risher scored on runs of 1 and 14 yards and tossed a 2-yard pass to Hokie Gajan for another touchdown and Montz got his scores on runs of 9 and 3 yards. Minftslppl . 7 1 0 8-18 Loabiaaa State 18 714 7-J8 LSU-FG Johnston St ' . J' ' i LSU-MonU ( run (Johnston kick) Mis-Jansen run (Gatlin kick) Mis-FGGatlin25 . - - LSU-Risher Iran (Johnston kick) ' . ' LSI) -Gajan 2 pass from Risher (Johnston kick) . LSU-Risher 14 run (Johnston kick) -LSU-MonU Inn (Johnston kick) . His-Toler 44 pass (rom Fourcade (run (ailed) ' A-71,412 Was LSU First downs i Rushes-yards 18-172 88-214 Passing yards Return yards . Passing., Punts , 10S 138 134 :f 80 17-30-4 , 1-14-0 1-41.5 : 1-38.J Fumbles-lost PenalUes : 5-4 1-51 7-1 l-M KENTUCKY-TULANE NEW ORLEANS (AP) Tulane kicker Vince Manalla booted a 21-yard field goal on a play , that started after time expired to give Tulane a 24-22 victory over Kentucky in a college football game last night. . , i; -. The field goal was set up by two interference calls that moved the ball from Tulane's 8-yard line to the Kentucky 5 in five seconds. Quarterback Nickie Hail lofted a 46-yard pass from his own' end zone and drew the first interference call at the Kentucky 47-yard line. From there, with four seconds left, Hall lofted one 42 yards downfield, where the second interference call was made. No time was left on the clock after the . second huge penalty against Kentucky, but the game cannot end on a defensive foul. 1 The bizarre finish came after Kentucky had apparently rallied from defeat on two fourth-quarter touchdowns engineered by Wildcat quarterback Larry McCrim-mon. ' ' McCrimmon set up the first of the last-quarter touchdowns with a 59-yard third-down pass play to wide receiver Greg Wimberlyi That put the ball on the Tulane 4-yard line and running . back Charlie Jackson punched it over from a yard out two plays later. ' McCrimmon then capped a 13-play, 61-yard march with an 18-yard touchdown pass to Wimberly ; with 4:05 remaining in the game. Kicker Tom Griggs booted a field goal in each of the first three quarters for Kentucky from 19, 35 and 39 yards out.' Keiticky 1 111 11-11 Tslana v .-- i, ' - 7 14 8 1-14 TO-Anderson 48 pass from Hall (Manalla kick) ; KY-FG Griggs , TU-Anderson 14 pass from Hall (Manalla kick) ; TU-Anderson 4 pass from Hall (Manalla kick) KY-FG Griggs 15 ' KY-FG Griggs 19 KY-C. Jackson Iran (Griggs kick) n 1 KY Wimberly 18 pass from McCrimmon (pan failed) TU-FG Manalla 21 ' , j A 43.139 . '" . ' '. ' - U. , TO 11 - 20 47-178 : 40-157 , 288 157 10 88 18-10-5 18-24-1 , Ml S-S5 2-1 1-2 11-188 4-51 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards ' Passes . Punts Fumbles-lost . Penalties-yards Statistics ' Alsbsma MiSSlSSlBPlSt Alab -FGKhn4t MsSt-FGMooral7 MsSt-FGMooraU A-50,881 First downs Rushes-yards i ; Passlngyarda , ." Return yards Passes . Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 118 0-03 9 0 1 1-08 'Alab-; MsSt 11 17 48-118 5M18 084 925 12 22 04-12-0 02-10-1 , 7-41 8-19 4-4 ' 5-3 t-35 ' 8-43 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS ' ' RUSHING - Alabama. Patrick 5-31, Ogllvte 7-10. Ml-slssllppi St. Bond 20-94, King 18-71. PASSING - Alabama, Jacobs 4-11-0-84. Mississippi State Bond 1-10-1-15. "t; : RECEIVING - AUbama, Bendroat 1-13, OgUvIa 1-13, Krout 1-18. Mississippi St., Haddix 1-14, Ellis HI. ' trip said his emotion was more re lief than, sentiment, Gardner replied: ''That goes for me, too.", ' ".-., ' O V ' ? Rudd ; tactfully side-stepped questions concerning the Waltrip-Gardner controversy. "All I know is what I've read," he said. JTm glad to get a chance to drive for a major team like . this. That's, the only thing I care about." The lucrative Gatorade sponsorship is contract-bound to'DiGard. If Waltrip joins the Junior Johnson team as expected, a soft drink sponsorship , is reportedly inthe works. ; Dean Combs of North Wilkes-boro, N.C., edged Larry Hoopa'ugh in yesterday's 150-lap International Sedan race and clinched the Season championship in the process: . Nashvillian Lanny Hester finished fourth. , - . - (

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