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MAIL 0 The Arizona Republic 49 Sooners, Auburn selected By WILL GRIMSLEY Associated Press NEW YORK Make a wish, snap a wishbone on Thanksgiving Day, get the big end and the wish comes true. So says an old saw. The saw won't hold true for the No. 1 Nebraska Cornhuskers tomorrow. Even with the nation's No. 1 overall defense, they'll find it impossible to crack Oklahoma's Wishbone T, which is averaging 563.2 yards a game. But it will be different at Birmingham, Ala., where the tradition of Pat Sullivan will prevail. Alabama has never beaten the great Auburn quarterback. Our guess is it won't again. To Oklahoma and Auburn add Navy as the upset choice over Army and you have the season's wildest three-game parlay for the curtain-dropper. Last week: 33-18, .647. Season: 461-181, .718. TOMORROW Oklahoma 31, Nebraska 28: The Sooners' powerful offensive line opens a pathway for Jack Mildren, Greg Pruitt & Co. The Sooners, as No. 2, should try harder, especially at home. Mississippi 33, Mississippi State 20: It's mayhem on the Delta. Records mean nothing in this old bone-cracker. Texas 30, Texas A&M 21: The Aggies have pulled bigger Willie Mays Say Hey By RED SMITH New York Times Service NEW YORK - In the fullness of his 40 years, Willie Mays says he wants to play baseball two or three more seasons, maybe four. Not that he needs that job. If the legs gave out tomorrow he could walk into a studio, hang a la-valiere microphone over his necktie and make it big as the new Dick Cavett or Merv Griffin or David Frost. That, in fact, is exactly what he did the other night. Willie came to New York to tape the Dec. 3 edition of the Dick Cavett Show for America n Broadcasting Co. He pinch-hit for Cavett as host. Johnny Carson should have it so good. You'd have thought Willie was playing centerfield in the three-eye league, he was that loose. One by one he welcomed his guests: Leo Duro-cher, his spiritual father in baseball; Bowie Kuhn, one of the baseball commissioners who never suspended Durocher; Vida Blue, the American League's Most Valuable Player who also won the Cy Young Award; Earl Monroe, the Pearl of roundball players, and a four-eyed sports-writer with a weak chin. NCAA statistics TOTAL OFFENSE 1. Oklahoma 2. Arizona St. 3. New Mexico 4. Penn State 5. Citadel 6. Houston 7. Arkansas 8. Nebraska 9. Colorado G ptays tos. AV9. 9 684 5069 563.2 10 766 47)5 471.5 10 789 4631 463.1 10 716 4630 463.0 11 777 5030 457.3 10 752 4460 446.0 11 875 4898 445.3 10 8 31 4409 440.9 11 820 4W8 412.5 11 882 4397 399.7 . 10. Michigan RUSHING OFFENSE . 1. Oklahoma 2. New Mexico 3. Michigan 4. Alabama 5. Penn St. 6. Cornell 7. Arizona St. 8. Wake Forest 9. Georgia t riays tos. avs. 628 4333 481.4 690 768 634 569 3900 390.0 3714 337.6 3287 328.7 3202 320.2 576 2877 557 3043 744 3344 630 3029 672 3008 319.7 304.3 304.0 302.9 300.8 io. (.oigate PASSING OFFENSE Attn. Com. Pet. Yds. Ays. 1. Florida St. 312 169 ,542 2489 248.9 2. Virs. Tech 336 1B3 .545 2410 241.0 3. Washington 354 152 .429 2606 236.9 4. Auburn 288 165 .573 2225 236.1 5. San Diego St. 296 155 .524 2039 226.6 6. Wyomina 346 176 .509 2416 219.6 7. Stanford 32B 1 76 .537 2414 219.5 . 8. Arkansas 293 170 .580 2327 211.5 , 9. Utah St. 300 150 . 500 2185 198.6 10. Utah 350 179 .511 1981 198.1 UPI football rankings NEW YORK (UPD-The United Press International top 2p major college football teams with first place votes and wort-lost records In parentheses: 1. Nebraska (28) (100) 334 2. Oklahoma (3) (9-0) 319 3. Alabama (1) (104) 254 4. Auburn (9-0) 217 5. Michigan (2) (114)1 203 4. Penn State (10-01 174 7. Georgia (9-1) 91 8. Colorado (9-2) 77 9. Arizona Stat MM) 68 10. Louisiana State (7-3) 27 11. Tennessee (7-2) 15 12. Toledo (11-0) 14 13. Houston (8-2) 12 14. Notre Dame (8-2) 10 15. North Carolina (9-2) 9 16. Stanford (8-3) 8 17. Iowa State (7-3) 4 18. (tic) Arkansas (8-2-1) 3 (tie) Texas (7-2) 3 20. Florida State (7-3) 2 Tomorrow PHOENIX DETROIT SUNS vs. PISTONS COLISEUM 8 P.M. Tickets: $5.50, $2.00 Suns Office258-7111 2303 N. Central Ave Coliseum258-6711 Community Box Offices P1I0EI1IK kid pinch-hilling "I never did this before," Willie confided during a station break, yet only at the beginning had he shown a trace of nervousness. Facing a live audience alone from the floodlighted stage of a theater, he was a mite self-conscious until Durocher joined him. Leo whanged him on the foot with a bat, Willie screamed and mentioned a prominent biblical character. From that moment he was at ease, drawing his visitors out with casual questions. Bowie Kuhn, back from a Japanese tour with the Baltimore Orioles, said there were some good players over there, lie said the first World Series game ever telecast at night had 100 million viewers, and that all three midweek games might be played at night next fall. Durocher said suppose the Chicago Cubs got lucky; there were no lights in Wrigley Field. He forgot that next year the midweek games would be played in an American League park. Nobody said suppose Minnesota or Detroit won the AL pennant and winter set in early there, would cash customers paying half a million dollars per game have to suffer through arctic nights for the sake of free-loaders watching the tube? 'Trotters lose six CHICAGO (AP) - A strike by the newly unionized Harlem Globetrotters already has resulted in cancellation of six games by the barnstorming black professional basketball troupe. George Gillette, general -manager of the Trotters who have a national and an international unit, said yesterday only seven of the 12 domestic group players are refusing to play as members of an independent union formed earlier this month. Gillette said the international Trotter group still is playing a regular schedule in South America. Salary increases are included among the demands by the union whose counsel is Elliott I. Goodman, former counsel for the late Abe Saperstcin who originated the famed Trotter blend of comic and straight basketball. Gillette said Trotter salaries aveage between $20,000 and $30,000 a year. $4.50, $3.50 Reserved General Admission mk in M mi ! fiWi'WHf ZZTm ! Wilis upsets, but the Cotton Bowl beckons the Longhorns. Georgia 24, Georgia Tech 17: Like the elephant, the Bulldog is an animal that doesn't forget. Vengeance for last year's 17-7 setback. SATURDAY Auburn 34, Alabama 21: Pat Sullivan has the Tide's number; not even the fabulous Bear Bryant can alter the course. Navy 15, Army 13: The Midshipmen wrap their entire season into this single package. Arizona State 26, Arizona 13: Another traditional battle but Arizona State should have its horses ready. Louisiana State 27, Tulane 7: The Bayou Bengals' confidence should be at a peak after their Notre Dame performance. South Carolina 22, Clemson 18: For the football championship of the state, much fur flies. Florida 19, Miama, Fla. 14: An up-and-down year for the Gators, who should close on a high note. The other,: SATURDAY, NOV. 71 Colorado State 17, New Mexico State 14; Fla. St M, Pitt 13; New Mexico 37. Hawaii 1; Boston College 20, Holy Cross 17; Houston 35, Utah 17; Louisville 21. Cincinnati 13; Rice 15, Baylor 10; Morgan State 31. Rugers 20; Iowa State 26, San Diego State 16; Southern Methodist 14 Texas Christian 7; Southern Mis-sissopi 21, West Texas State 18; Tennessee 27, Vandefb.lt 7; Texas-Arlington 19. Abilene Christian 6; Long Beach Stale 20. Texas-E I Paso i 13; fan Jose State 27 Santa Barbara 7; Virginia Tech 25, VMI 6; Tulsa 18, Wichita State 6. Tennessee 28. Pnn State. 22'ASyracueV'l7?Miami. fla 10: Oklahoma 34. Oklahoma State 14; Nebraska 45, Hawaii 0; San Diego 13, North Texas State 7. in host for TV lalkcr Dick Cavell "What was the best catch you ever made?" Willie was asked. "In Pittsburgh," he said promptly, "off Roberto Cle-mente. We shaded Clemente toward right field but he hit this line drive to left center. I was running to my right and the ball was up here and there wasn't time to get my glove up so I just reached out and grabbed it. "With my bare hand, yeh, and they didn't write a line about it in the papers!" "They didn't write about it," Willie was told, "because they had come to expect it from you. Remember the time you threw Billy Cox out at the plate?" The memory set Willie glowing like crepes suzette. Nobody who saw that game between Durocher 's New York Giants and Charley Drcssen's Brooklyn Dodgers could forget the play. With Cox, a Dodger who could run, tagged up at third base, Willie made an impossible catch in right center, whirled completely around and fired a st'i". -Carl Furillo hit the ball," Willie said. "I was running toward right field and thinking when I caught the ball I'd have to keep on running, couldn't stop, and should remember to make the throw while 1 was pivoting." His face wrinkled as though he had bit into something sour. "Dressen said, 'Let's see him do it again.' " "Well," somebody said, Predict the PHOENIX SUNS total points scored in the game for which your entry is picked. LISTEN TO THIS EXCITING CONTEST ON KTAR RADIO 620 KC i 1 1 f I do state- and affirm that I am 21 years of aga or older; that I am not ! Ian amployaa of Tha National Brewing Co. or its Advertising Agendas; that I am not a wholesale or ratail baar license or a distributor of Tha National . Brawlng Co. products or a member of tha Phoanix Sunt basketball organization or that I am not an amployaa of tha radio or TV stations programming tha Suns' game or that I am not an amployaa or member of tha immediate family of any of tha aforementioned. I agree to abide by all decision I Contest and tha decision of tha SIGNATURE. For this entry PRINT NAME I ADDRESS. CITY. PHONE NO.. No Purchase Necessary 1 1 i I You may submit as many entries as you desire. Mail your entry to: A-1 BEER POINT PAYOFF CONTEST THE NATIONAL BREWING CO. P.O. BOX 1672 PHOENIX, ARIZONA 85001 role "Afterwards Frank Graham told Durocher he'd never seen a play like it. 'He does it every day!' Leo said. 'Every day!' That's why they came to expect it," Durocher reminded everybody that when Willie joined the Giants he batted .000 for games on end. One day, Leo said, the Giants lost a game when Willie had repeated chances to drive in runs and never got the ball out of the infield. In the clubhouse, the manager kicked off one spiked shoe and gave some thought to sticking the other in Willie's ear. "Roy Weathcrly told me, 'You better talk to your boy. lie's sitting in front of his locker crying.' " "I sat down next to Willie and put my arm around his shoulders. He had a high tenor voice then. 'Mist' Leo,' he said" Durocher's tone was a squeak " ' Mist' Leo, it's too fast for me here. Send me back to Minneapolis. I can't play up here.' "I told him, 'Now you go home and get a good night's sleep. I want you rested because you're going to play center field for me tomorrow and the day after and every day as long as I'm here.' "The next day with Warren Spahn pitching he hit one over the roof of the Polo Grounds. II never touched anything. He just took off from there." Durocher finished and Willie raised his head. After 20 years, there were tears in his eyes. of tha contest Judges, tha rules of tha basketball official without recourse. to b valid signature must appear here. STATE. AGE Or deposit your entry In the drum provided at: 'Memorial Coliseum KTAR Radio Station Suns' Office Nebraska, Oklahoma place two Associated Press CHICAGO - Four undefeated eollege powers Nebraska, Oklahoma, Michigan and Auburneach placed two players on the 1971 All America team announced yesterday by the Football Writers Association of America. Twice-beaten Tennessee also landed two berths. No. 1 Nebraska, headed for a Thanksgiving Day showdown with No. 2 Oklahoma, also produced the winner of the Outland Trophy, awarded the nation's outstanding interior lineman, Larry Jacobson, 6-foot-6, 250-pound defensive tackle. The other Cornhusker named was wide receiver Johnny Rodgers. Oklahoma's two honored players were center Tom Brahaney and Greg Pruitt, included in a backfield also composed of quarterback Pat Sullivan of Auburn and two running backs, Ed Marinaro of Cornell and Johnny Musso of Alabama. Auburn's other selection was Terry Beasley as wide receiver. Michigan, Rose Bowl-bound champion of the Big Ten, placed offensive guard Reggie McKenzie and linebacker Mike Taylor. Tennessee had two deicnsive choices, linebacker Jackie Walker and halfback Bobby Majors. The team, including 11 offensive and 11 defensive players, plus kicking specialist Bill McClard of Arkansas, was announced by Volney Meece; Oklahoma City Daily Oklaho- man and FWAA president. Offense Ends Terry Beaslev, Auburn, and Johnny Rcdgers, Nebraska, Interior Linemen Dave Jovner, Penn State; Reggie McKenzie, Michigan; Jerry Sisemore! Texas, and Rovce Smith, Georgia. Cen-ter Tom Brahaney, Oklahoma. Quarterback Pat Sullivan, Auburn, Running backs Ed Marinaro, Cornell; Johnny Musso, Alabama; and Greg Pruitt, Oklahoma. Defense Front linemen Larry Jacobson, Nebraska; Mel Long, Toledo; Walt Patulski, Notre Dame, and Sherman White, California. Linebackers Jeff Siemon, Stanford; Mike Taylor Michigan and Jackie Walker, Tennessee. Secondary Tommy Casanova, Louisiana State; Eric Hutchinson, North, western; Ernie Jackson, Duke and Bobby MAiors, lennessee. Paulus By DICK SMITH Two of the many reasons Phoenix College boasts an 8-1 record and is off to the Wool Bowl today are Tim Paulus and Ted Titchenal. "They've both come a long way this year," said PC coach Shanty Hogan, who looks for a third post season win in four tries tomorrow in Roswell, N.M., against Kil-gore, Tex. (8-1-1). "They both changed positions from last year and have done a creditable job," added Hogan. "It's kind of tough sometimes to play a strange position, but both of them worked hard enough to master it." Paulus, who saw little action last year as a tight end, was moved to a split receiver this time around. "I like it a lot better," said Paulus, a 6-4, 190-pound business major who played prep ball at Alhambra. "It gives me more of a chance to catch the ball. "I think we'll be able to throw on them," Paulus said of Kilgore's defense. "They play a three-deep zone. It poses a couple of problems for our offense, but, I think we'll be able to throw the ball if Hurst (quarterback Don) has enough time to set up." Paulus, who hopes to continue his football career next year, isn't sure of where he'll be playing. "I have a chance for a track scholarship at Arizona State, but I'd like to continue playing football, too," said Paulus. "We'll just have to see what happens after the season ends." Paulus is the third leading scorer for PC, with six touchdowns and 36 points. He's caught 10 passes for 172 yards, with all six scores coming on passes from Hurst. And, Paulus is finishing up strong. He snared a pair of TD flips in the season-endcr against Mesa, Colorado. Titchenal, a two-year letter-man from Central High, last season played defense at a tackle spot. This year, though, he's been stationed as an of- jJmMs1 n n When you're not, you're not. But win or lose, you're never bored at Greyhound Park. Racing Wednesday through Sunday at 8 p.m. Phoenix Greyhound Park East Washington and 40th Street Jf Wednesday thru Sunday nights, jtenl&ilA) 8 P.M. first post Pari-mutuel jT 'Tjgy wagering e Great Clubhouse dining w e Glass-enclosed, comfort-controlled grandstand (Reservations: 273-7181.) General Admission 605 (Clubhouse 500 extra) funks' creyhouno racino circuit, inc. CITY Phoenix, Wed., Nov. 14, 1971 pacing Ted Titchenal fensive guard blowing holes in the enemy defense for the likes of Damon Mays and Charlie Braswell. "I like defense better . . .," said Titchenal, "but the coaches thought I'd have mmmmmmmmmmm w It - J By STEVE HARVEY have to wait another year Brown will game. The Bruins, mugged 24-6 by Columbia, finished their regular season with an unblemished 0-9 record and were invited to no bowl games. However, they did virtually clinch the Bottom Ten championship. Official sources said Ihat the only team that could possibly replace them on top in the final college rankings, which come out next week, is third-rated Baylor (1-8). However, to do so, the Bears would have to lose by more than 75 points to Rice. They are given an even chance. 1. Brown fO-9) . Penn (2-7) J. Baylor 1 1 -8) 4. Maryland (2-9) 5. Iowa (1-10) 4. Missouri (1-10) 7. Kentucky (3-8) 8. Mississippi State (2-8) 6 13 6 27 0 7 I NOV. 25) 9. Virginia (3-8) Del. Maryland 29. 27 10. Texas I El Paso) (4-5) 7-24, Colorado State Cal. Stat il. Vanderbilt (4-5); 12. Colorado Stale (2-8); 13. North Carolina Slate (3-1); 14. Pittsburgh (3-7); 15 Utah (3 7); 16. UCLA (2-7-1); 17. Rice (2-6-1); II. Florid (3-7; 19. Indiana (3 8) 20 Navy 1 3-7) . ROUT OF THE WEEK: Missisvnni at Mississippi Slate. CRUMMY GAME OF THE WEEK: Nebraska at Oklahoma. 1! A1 Bears a better chance to go on and play if I moved to offense. Besides, Coach Hogan needed an offensive guard." Titchenal, a physical education major who hopes to get into coaching after continuing his college football careen has his hands full this week with the Kilgore defense. "I'm up against one of their better defensive people," said Titchenal, talking of the Tex-ans' Bob Weldon, an All-Conference performer at 6-1, 215 pounds. "And, I'll probably be blocking on their big linebacker a lot, too." That linebacker would be Cornell Reese, a 6-3, 265- pounder. "I can't be too choosey," said Titchenal, when asked where he wants to continue playing after graduation. "I'll just have to look at the offers and take what I think is best. I'm getting old (24), so I just won't be able to be too particular." BIBllHi!! to win a football - 24, Columbia - M, Marinaro - 20, SMU - 29, Virginia .11, Illinois 2-7, Kansas - 21, Tennessee Idle Mississippi wmaammmm i

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