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Phoenix, Arizona
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Sunday, October 10, 1976
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' - ; ; - -ZPUBLIQ -CiTASEir i Cincinnati shuts but Devils 14-0 Cats explode, Holt's 4 IDs, Lunsford asscs pace UA offense By BOB JACOBSEN Republic Spoils Writer TUCSON Arizona's Wildcats, exploding fur 42 second half points and 519 yards total offense, routed Texas-El Paso Saturday night, KI-12. before 42,177 fans in Ari-7 ii Stadium. 1 irv hadn't s'en anything like it in 25 years. Or 2j4 games to be exact, since t'A nailoped New Mexico Slate. 157-13, in 19!il i n simian tailback Harry Holt scored four touchdowns on runs of eight. 17, one and one yards. Soph tailback Derriak bomb UTEP, 63-12 start worst in 33 vcars 1st Arizona ripcbuo Sports (Sttion I)) 1 ox Sti.uh. CM. 10. 1J7( Aeros lop 1 winners Special to The Republic ll'H'STON Phoenix ami Houston ground each other down in a bruising Inst period Saturday that left tlie Aeros with a 4 2 lead. And that was the margin at the linish with the locals earning their World Hockey Association home opener over the Hnadrunncrs. 5-3. The outcome was basic habit Houston holds a 13 4 edge over the Runners in two years' W1IA combat. Two first period goals by Ri('h Preston, plus points by Terry Ruskowski and a power play goal by Larry Lund bucked the Aeros into game command. John Tonelli Rot the Aeros' last point on a second pen d power play. J 'or Phoenix, it was John Gray and Rob -Ftorek with a power goal keeping Phoenix in contention in the rough first period that saw 11 penalty "calls five aijatnst Phoenix including a bench levy that gave the Aeros their power goal opportunity. Continued on Page D-4 How 1 en 1 op fa ml i MICHIGAN def. Michigan State, 4210. 2. PITTSBURGH def Louisville, 27-6. S. OKLAHOMA tied with Texas. 6-1! 4 GEORGIA lost to Mississippi, 21-17. V UCLA def Stanford. 38 20. R NEBRASKA def. Colorado, 24-I 12 7 MARYLAND def. North Caro- lina St., lfi-6. 8. KANSAS lost lo Oklahoma ; State 2114. : 9. MISSOURI def Kansas Slate, ' 2H 21. 10. OHIO STATE def. Iowa, 34 14. Anderson added three more on carries of 35. three and one yards And quarterback Marc Lunsford, out for two weeks with a knee injury, fired touchdown passes of five yards to-Charlie Nash and 36 to Geoige Great-house, plus rushing for 67 niore. But the win, l.'A's third in five games, was a costly one. Junior tailback Lynn Dickerson. the 'Cats' leading ground gainer, was lost for the year with torn knee ligaments suffered in the second quarter. The victory upped L'A's Western Athletic Conference mark to 1-1. leaving it behind Wyoming and New Mexico (both 2-0 1 and Hrigham Young i2-ll. Arizona takes next week off, while the Miners 1 1-4 and 0-3 1 host Arizona State. . The Wildcats rushed for 357 yards on tV attempts, 220 coming after intermission. They totaled 25 first do.vns, and ran olf 77 plays. UA pussed for 162 yards, Lunsford and Jim Krohn connecting on eight-of-12. The Miners, who lost five of seven fumbles, gained 292 yards total, 197 coming overland. Uinsford ai'ted like he'd never been away. The junior quarterback hit on six-of-nine passes for 1.35 yards and the two TUs Keith Hartwig caught four of them lor too yards, upping his yearly total to 24 snares lor 475 yards a 19.8 yards-per-catch average. . Anderson led all rushers with 84 yards on 13 carries, and Holt added 70 on 14 trips to Lutisford's 67 on nine attempts. Robert Elliott topped UTKP with 68 yards and Ray Holt added 57. Substitute quarterback Steve Smith accounted for both Miner scores on a 39-yard pass to tight end Dean Allcorn and a 24-yard run. He connected on five : of-II passes for 75 yards alter starter Don Amersnn left in the second period with a pulled muscle. Middle guard Jeff Hand and end Ken Straw led the Wildcat defense, continually causing havoc with the Miner running game. UA coach Jim Young was obviously pleased. "1 was happy to see the offense move the ball," he said, "particularly in the second half. Holt, Anderson and Dicker-son before he got hurt all ran well. Lunsford started slowly, he was hesitant at first, but he soon got back in the swing of things. "The HYU loss (34 29 to Wyoming) fired us up. That puts us back into the j WAC picture, and now we have a I chance to decide things for ourselves, i Dickerson's loss is a serious blow, espe- cially combined with the other injuries i we've had this year, ', "No, we didn't think we'd score that much. And we certainly weren't trwng lo run up the score. But you can't tell ' the team not to try " "Arizona has a fine, fine ballclub," said Miner coach Gil Bartosh. "but we certainly hcled them. They were able j. to come u;i with the big play, and that, t Continued on Page D-J Derrick Martin epitomizes Arizona State's plight this season too little and too late as he's the last man with a chance at Cincinnati's Curtis Williams in first quarter action at Sun Devil Stadium BapobMt plait kv It'll Wlllon) Saturday night. Williams, wheeling after taking an option pitch, eludes Martin and is on his way to a 58-yard touchdown run. Cincinnati went on to a 14-0 victory. In opening playoff gomes Cincy, Yankees go 1-up By BOB EGER TEMPE Arizona State's football team, never without a slogan, has labeled 1976 "A Year to Make History." And the Sun Devils certainly are doing that. Cincinnati's Bearcats, dominating the infighting with surprising ease, smacked the Sun Devils 14-0 Saturday night before a stunned Sun Devil crowd of 47.297. It was the fourth straight setback for the punchless Sun Devils, who haven't had such a miserable start since way back in 1942. A fellow named llilman Walker was the coach in those days and his team lost 564 to San Francisco University, 28-0 to West Texas State, 234) to Arizona, 40-0 to the Santa Ana Air Force base and 40-6 to Texas Western before felling Arizona State College at Flagstaff, 14-2, in the sixth game of the season. Unfortunately, the current Sun Devils don't play the Flagstaff school. On second thought, NAU is 4-0. Cincinnati brought 8 wealth of talent to town. The Bearcats, now 54 counting a forfeit victory over Southwestern Louisiana, appeared to have more top-notch athletes on the field than did ASU. Cincy's defensive line, in particular, manhandled an A-S'.ale offensive line that had slvown signs of coming around after a slow start. ASU won the total offense battle. 317 yards to 186. but much of the yardage was of the desperation aerial variety in the closing moments. The Devils managed a net of just 76 yards on the ground on 44 rushing attempts. The top rusher was freshman tailback Arthur (Turtle) Lane with 78 yards on 22 carries. Most of the offense came from quarterback Dennis Sproul. on 17 of 38 passes for 221 yards with two interceptions. Split end John Jefferson, finally healthy after a three-week battle with a sprained ankle, was his favorite receiver with eight catches for 105 yards. Associated Press Don lullett pitched eight innings of two-hit ball and drove in three runs, and George Foster homered Saturduy night, giving the Cincinnati Reds a 6-3 victory over the Philadelphia Phillies in the opening game ot the National League playoffs in Philadelphia. Catfish Hunter fired a brilliant five-hitter, pitching the New York Yankees to a 41 victory over the Kansas City Royals in the opening game of the American League championship playoffs. Gullett. a sometimes sore-armed lefthander who recovered from mid-season shoulder miseries to post an 11-3 record for the defending world champions, struck out four Phils and walked three. Gullett was almost flawless alter the CINCINNATI fMILAOf IPX! 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The homer was the first ever for Foster in a National League playoff game, and his first since Sept. 5, the last of his 29 during the regular season. Hunter was scintillating throughout the sun-splashed afternoon, pro'ecling a slender Yankee lead, constructed with the help of two errors by Kansas City third baseman George Brett in the first inning. Brett, the AL batting champion, had three of the five hits the Royals managed against the ace of tlie Y'ankee staff. But that's not what he'll be remembered for in this game. The record Kansas City crowd of 41,077 was still settling down in their beautiful ballpark when the Yankees jumped in front againt ex-teammate Larry Gura in the first inning. Leadoff man Mickey Rivers tapped an 0-2 pitch down the third base lute. Brett backhanded the ball at the bag. then hesitated before throwing. By the lime Brett's throw got there, the speedy Rivers was across the base with an infield single. When the high throw flew by big John Mayberry, Rivers kept right on going and pulled up at second base. Gura then walked Roy White on four pitches and Tnurmaii Munson lined a single to center. Rivers had lo hold up on the line drive and stopped at third, loading the bases for New York with none out. Now (Una had his work cut out. H battled part of the way out by striking out clean-up hitter I.ou Piniella. That brought up Chris Chambliss, and when he bounced lo Brett, it looked like a rally-killing double play. Brett fielded the ball cleanly and stepped on the bag, forcing White. But his throw to first was bad again, bouncing for another error as Rivers and Munson raced home. That gave Hunter the kind of quick lead every pitcher loves to have, and the tobacco-chewing right-hander didn't squander it. He retired the first 10 Kansas City baiters More Brett broke that spell with a four'h-iniiing single. KANSAl CITY N r r 0'l rf VVOfllfwf I1 G flrftt . 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By MIKE GARRETT It looked like the Phoenix Racquets and the Golden Gaters all over again at the Arizona Biltmorc's Stadium Court Saturday afternoon. Actually it was only Chris Evert against Betty Stove. But tlie way they attacked each other in tlie $73,000 Tallcv Industries Biltmorc Women's Tennis Tournament semifinals reminded many fans of a Racqucts-Gaters epic. Evert prevailed once again but it was a struggle throughout in a IS, 6 4 decision. She will oppose Australian Dianne Fromholtz. a Los Angeles String this year, in today's $14,000 singles finals. No. 6 seed Fromholtz had an uphill match from the start against No. 3 Martina Navratllova. the Czech now calling Beverly Hills home. After a I s sluggish start, Dianne cams back 6-3. 7 5 for the match. Evert took the tiebreaker. S-3. winning the last point on a netted Stove drop shot. Then each held serve until the ninth game of the second set. "I missed two crucial volleys," Miss Stove said in dropping her service. Both players agreed that the two brief lapses by Betty were the diflercnce. "1 have to play her aggressively and taka a few more chances." Betty said. "But I'm going to make more errors playing that way." "She's got every shot in the book," claimed Chris. "I can read the shots of about 98 per cent of my opponents but 1 can't read her. "Betty puts a lot of pressure on me so I have to play aggressively against her. I can't sit back and wait for things to happen." That was reflected in her serves which she said she tried to hit harder than usual, with mixed results, to keep Muss Stove from attacking the ball. She was very effective though with some nifty cross-court backhands. While Betty has never beaten Chris except once in WTT. she always enjoys the challenge Evert presents But instead of trying to beat her, Betty indicated she wouldn't mind Joining her on the Racquets, "I don't have a contract for next year (with Golden Gate) and I love Phoenix. I like playing here " Chris laughed and said the could play half her singles matches next year. A plane proclaiming the fact Evert was signed for next season flow over the stadium drawing a round of applause. Navratllova looked like an easy winner against Fromholtz. taking a 3-0 first-set lead and winning it, 6-1. Her serve was textbook effective and made Dianne' s game very tentative. "I just didn't have my game going and 1 was a little tight," Miss Fromholtz, 20, explained. - But then I came into the net more and I decided she was really going to have to battle for the next set." Fromholtz.' volleys began finding the openings while Martina was obviously upset at a couple of questionable line calls. "There wee a lot of bad calls but they went both ways. I thought they made Martina unsettled," Dianne claimed. Navratilova came back from an 0-30 deficit lo break in the 10th game but then gave it right back to Fromholtz on two double faults in the 11th game. In doubles matches Saturday afternoon, second seeded liana Klnss and Linky Boshoff won a marathon 6-3, 1-6, 6-3 victory over No. 4 seed Ann Kiyo-mura and Scottsdale's Mona Gucrrant. And King and Stove then blitzed top-teeued Evert and Navratllova. 6-0, 6 2. Once again A-State's defense came up with a creditable effort. Bearcat quarterback Art Bailey bit just three of 18 passes ,for 23 yards and it took 54 rushing attempts' to net the visitors 161 yards. The Devils got a strong game from freshman middle guard Gary Padjen. who made six unassisted tackles, had seven assists nnd threw Cincy runners for losses on four occasions in his first varsity start. Padjen, a linebacker until this week, is the seventh player to perform at middle guard since the start of pre-season drills. Top rushers for the Bearcats were freshman fullback Gus Tucker with 74 yards on 20 carries and junker tailback Curtis Williams with 68 yards on IS tries. Williams got 58 of those yards on one first-half scoring Jaunt. The Devils had 19 first downs to nine for the Bearcats and held the football 32 minutes to 28 for the visitors, but once again they displayed a total lack of killer instinct. ASU has not scored a touchdown on the ground In 16 quarters of football this season. Fred Mortensen was coach Frank Kush's choice as starting quarterback for the Sun Devils, but he failed to move the club in four possessions and Sproul came off the bench to do the signal calling late in the first quarter. The defenses dominated the early going, but just before the end of the first quarter Cincy's Williams took an option pilch around right nnd outraced Devil cornerback Derrick Martin on a 58-ard journey to the end zone. Cincinnati got a break midway through the second period when split end Dave Liggtns recovered a punt which A-State's Stan Robinson fumbled on the Devil 35 yard line. ASU's defense was up to the task, however, and the Bearcats had to settle for an unsuccessful 48 yard field goal try by Steve SchulU. Sproul finally got the Devils on the move Just before intermission, hitting consecutive passes of 19 yards to Jefferson and tight end Bruce Hardy. The drive fizzled on the Cincy 28 yard line, however, and Danny Kush's 43-yard field goal attempt with 26 seconds left in the half fell short Cincinnati safety Herd Robinson intercepted a Sproul pass at the Sun Devil 37 yard line late in tlie third quarter and Continued on Page D-$ TODAY'S KMlOUlt mm - Vo n fcavratitova IfMrt) ptartl O'O ei. ft'iflwrjl by t"l Promfwll. fwl0"4l Sports Unlay ADIOmSVItlON NfC B(rtMil--KrM Cllv al Wain."t. f 17. 10 m . D"4t af Hrnr York Gianfi. Cb 0 10 0 m i 04iar (1 Mb 0MO, CH. Ii. I ". Celtou FMffiall - HMjMIOblt lotwtMv'O MB oamta. tb 1. 10 0 m lor leviuo BaMbaH tteH CfKMnaH al Phuaoriama. (I I M bOOV 0I. II M m . hr You a) KatMt . 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