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Sunday, October 18,1981 - The Salina Journal Page » Tabor spoils KW's Homecoming, 31-21 f *.. jj SWEEP LEFT - Kansas Wesleyan tailback El- Journal photo b > J " f Brl "« am liott Edwards (23) runs around left end behind Saturday's game at Martin Stadium. Tabor de- Scott Hitter's (60) block during the first half of feated tte Coyotes, 31-21. OU rushes past Kansas By JIM SMALL Journal Correspondent NORMAN, Okla. - Hell hath no fury like playing a Big Eight powerhouse when they're mad. Just ask the Kansas Jayhawks. Last year the Jayhawks played Nebraska the week after the Cornhuskers were upset by Florida State. Kansas was crushed, 54-0. Oklahoma, hopping mad after losing to Texas last week, took its turn to beat the Jayhawks Saturday. The Sooners punched out 464 yards rushing, 107 coming from freshman tailback Steve Sewell, and trounced the Jay- hawks, 45-7, before a sellout crowd of 74,807 at Owen Field. The victory ended a Sooner winning drought that extended back to their first game of the season. Oklahoma's record is now 2-2-1. "It was great to win one," OU coach Barry Switzer said. "We've had a dry spell for several weeks. Overall, I thought we played well." Saturday's loss was the second consecutive one for KU, now 4-2. Kansas was thumped by Oklahoma State last week in Lawrence, 20-7. "Oklahoma is Oklahoma," said KU coach Don Fambrough. "They out- quicked us and we just couldn't stop them. They had too many weapons. There are no weaknesses at all in their running game." One bright spot for the Jayhawks was the offense, which has been ailing in past weeks. Quarterback Frank Seurer" completed 7-of-18 passes for 114 yards and one interception. The Jay- First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penaliies-yards Kan 7 31-94 119 5 8-20-1 11-43.8 4-1 3-21 Okl 28 81-464 58 83 4-7-1 3-56.3 3-1 3-15 Individual Statistics RUSHING — KANSAS. Mack 18-67, D.Bell 6-23. Capers 1-11. Smith 1-4. Jones 2-3. Seurer 3-(-14). OKLAHOMA: Sewell 11-107. Wilson 6-78, Shepord 9-64, Pegeus 7-58, Phelps 15-57. Rhymes 8-32, Sims 7-24. Ross 7-23, Ledbeller 3-14, White 4-9, Brown 2-9, Mills l-(-3). Grayson l-(-8). PASSING — KANSAS: Seurer 7-18-1-114, Taylor 1-1-0-5, Smith 0-1-0-0. OKLAHOMA: Phelps 2-3-037. Shepord 2-4-1-21. RECEIVING — KANSAS: Copers 3-55, Schleicher 3-39, Bastin 2-25. OKLAHOMA: Rockford 1-30, Grayson2-2l, Sewell 1-7. PUNTING — KANSAS: Scribner 11-43.8. OKLAHOMA: Keeling 3-56.3. hawks gained 94 yards on the ground, 67 of those coming from tailback Walter Mack. KU gained only 125 total yards in the loss to OSU last week. "I don't think the score reflected the way we played," Seurer said. "Our offense is on the way back. Our offensive line was firing out and attacking the defense instead of letting them attack us." Kansas put a scare in the Sooners in the early going. After Sewell scored on a 17-yard run to cap a 91-yard OU scoring drive, Kansas scored its only points of the game. Mack opened the scoring drive with a 30-yard scamper up the middle to bring the Jayhawks to midfield. KU sputtered there, but on third-and-four from the OU 44, Seurer hit Darren Green in the left flat for a 36-yard gain. Two plays later tailback Garfield Taylor threw his second touchdown pass of the season on a rollout option to Wayne Capers. "Kansas started out like they were trading touchdowns with us," Switzer said. "But our defense took control of the game in the second quarter." The OU defense continued to control KU, never letting the Jayhawks cross into Sooner territory until late in the fourth quarter. The play that broke the Jayhawks' back in the first half came with 30 seconds left. With OU owning a slim 10-7 advantage, Sewell galloped 62 yards down the sideline to the KU 2-yard line. Alvin Ross scored on the next play to give OU a 17-7 lead. "That's what killed us," Fambrough said. "If we could have gone in at halftime 10-7, who knows? It could have been a different ballgame." Oklahoma romped for four more TDs in the second half on drives of 55,11, 60 and 75 yards. The Sooners, who have had problems fumbling the ball this season, lost only one of three fumbles to the Jayhawks. "With a team like Oklahoma, you're always going to hope that they put the ball on the ground," Fambrough said. "They have been fumbling a lot, but they didn't today." Kansas 7 0 0 0—7 Oklahoma 7 10 14 14 — 45 OU-Sewell 17 run (Keeling kick) Kan-Capers 5 pass from Taylor (Kallmeyer kick) OU FG Keeling 37 OU Ross 2 run (Keeling kick) OU-Rhymes 2 run (Keeling kick) OU Shepard 10 run (Keeling kick) OU Shepord 1 run (Keeling kick) OU Ross 1 run (Keeling kick) A-74,807 Dodgers force fifth game (Friday's Game, Page 26) MONTREAL (UPI) — Both Steve Garvey and the Los Angeles Dodgers played true to form Saturday, -producing when it counted the The Dodgers, reinforcing their reputation as the 1981 comeback team, used a tie^breaking, two-run homer by Garvey and a three RBI performance by Dusty Baker to defeat the Montreal Expos, 7-1, and set up a showdown game Sunday for the National League pennant. Garvey followed an eighth inning single by Baker with a line shot over the left field fence off loser Bill Gullickson to snap a 1-1 tie to square the best-of-five series at two games apiece. The victory gives rookie southpaw Fernando Valenzuela, who led the NL in four major pitching departments, a chance to give the Dodgers their second dramatic comeback in as many series. Valenzuela will oppose Ray Burris, who outpiched the Mexican in game two, in Sunday's finale at 3 p.m. CDT. "The momentum has switched to us, especially the way we scored runs in the ninth inning," said Garvey. "We are a team that has to fight adversity through the playoffs: We were down in JELES MONTREAL ab 4 3 4 5 3 4 0 4 0 0 1 2 2 2 1 r 0 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 U 0 1 0 1 h 1 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 ot 0 0 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 Raines II Scoll 2b Dawson cf Carter c Parriih 3b White rf Cromarti Ib Speier ss Gullickson p Fryman p Sosa p Leep Milner ph ab 4 4 4 3 4 3 4 3 2 0 u 0 1 r 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 h 0 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 bl 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Lopes 2b Ruisell ss Baker II Garvey Ib Cey3b Monday rf Landreax cf Guerrero rf Welch p Howt p imith ph Scioscia c Yeagerc Hooton p Thomas rf Totals 35 7 12 7 Totals 32 I 5 I LatAnoelet 001 000 024-7 Montreal 000 100 000-1 E — Parrish, Cey. DP — Montreal 2. LOB — Los Angeles 10. Montreal 6. 26 — Baker. HR — Garvey (3). SB — Lopes. S — Russell, Gullickson, Hoolon, Lopes. H LosAnotlts Hooton (W 3-0) Welch Howe Montreal Gullickson (L 1-2) Fryman Sosa Lie T- 3:14. A- 54.499. 7'/, V, 1 7 1 /, 1 '/. '/, 5 0 0 7 3 1 1 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 0 0 0 2 4 0 0 3 0 0 4 1 1 0 ED U SO the Houston series and we were down against Montreal. We were looking for the big hit but couldn't get it. ' "We needed something to swing the momentum over to us." Garvey's home run, his first of the NL playoffs and his third in post-season competiton this year, lifted Burt Hooton to his second victory of the series. Hooton. 11-7 lifetime against Montreal, allowed one run and three hits over the first seven innings but left with one out in the eighth after allowing two hits. He was relieved by Bob Welch, who worked out of the jam by striking out Larry Parrish and retiring Jerry White on a fly to center. Montreal manager Jim fanning insisted that the Expos can rebound to capture the series. "I'm not sure what momentum is but when you talk about adversity, it's situations like this where our team has never been better," said Fanning. "Hooton pitched a very strong game. He seems to pitch good games against the Montreal Expos. You can't pitch much better than that." Gullickson and Hooton, who faced each other in game one, were locked in a tight duel until the eighth inning, when the Dodgers, who had squandered chances for almost three full games, finally capitalized. With a crowd of 54,499 fully expecting the opportunity to celebrate the Expos' first pennant, Baker grounded a single between third and short and when Gullickson hung a pitch to Garvey, the durable first baseman sent the ball on a line T o almost the same spot where White's game-winning homer for Montreal had landed Friday nighty By BRAD CATT SporU Writer Christmas is still 10 weeks away, but Kansas Wesleyan neatly gift- wrapped a 31-21 Kansas Conference victory for Tabor College Saturday afternoon at Martin Stadium. The KCAC contest was expected to be the highlight of Wesleyan's Homecoming activities this weekend. Instead, the gray, cool afternoon provided nothing but disappointment for the Coyote faithful. "I'm very unhappy — I really feel this was our poorest showing of the year," KW coach Jon Bingesser said after the defeat. The loss, which dropped Wesleyan to 2-2-1 in conference play, all but mathematically eliminated the Coyotes from the KCAC title picture. There were early indications that this was not going to be Wesleyan's day. Tabor, now 2-3 on the season, took advantage of two early Coyote turnovers to build a 14-0 lead. And the stubborn Bluejays never looked back. "We had some fortunate breaks go our way and we were able to take advantage of them," Tabor coach Gary Myers said after his club snapped its three-game losing streak. Gift No. 1 for the Bluejays came on the game's third play when Perry Murphy picked off a BUI Evans pass and returned the interception 29 yards to the KW 16-yard line. Five plays later, Jeff Fikejs scored the first of his four touchdowns on a four-yard run up the middle. Nate Paul's PAT kick made it 7-0 2:47 into the contest. Tabor's second gift came with 3:11 remaining in the opening quarter when KW fullback Ed Dawkins was stripped of the ball at the Coyote 17. Again it Sports The Salina Journal Tabor KW First downs 21 13 Rushes-yards 67 274 43-124 Passing yards 68 151 Passes 6-15-1 9-20 1 Punts 4-32.0 3-44.0 Fumbles-lost 3-0 3-2 Penalties-yards 5-27 5-43 Individual Statistics RUSHING Tabor: Fikejs 42-171 Beisel 15 49 Faul 10-54. KW Evans IO-( 19) Edwards 1680. Dawkins 14 62. Thompson 2-1. D.Harris 1-0. PASSING Tabor Foul 6 15 1-68 KW Evans 9-20-1-151. RECEIVING Tabor Vogl 3-30. Wolfe 338. KW: G.Thomas 4 73 Brooks 2-44 Thompson 1 -22 D.Harris 2-12 PUNTING Tabor Ediger 4 32.0. KW SchnauU 3-44.0. took Tabor just five plays to capitalize with Fikejs diving into the end zone from two yards out. Paul's second successful PAT boot gave the Bluejays a 14-0 lead. "We simply gave them two touchdowns," Bingesser said. KW put together its best drive of the afternoon early in the second quarter when the Coyotes marched 80 yards to paydirt in 11 plays. Wingback Robert Thompson grabbed his second circus catch in two weeks when he hauled in a 22-yard scoring pass from Evans between three Tabor defenders. Ed Dawkins converted the first of three PAT kicks to cut the Coyotes' deficit to 14-7 with 10:51 remaining in the second quarter. But Tabor, which relied almost ex- clusively on Fikejs' running, put together a 53-yard drive in the closing minutes of the first half. Fikejs' two- yard TD plunge with eight seconds left in the first half gave the Bluejays a 217 lead at intermission. Wesleyan put together a 61-yard drive on its initial possession of the second half. A pair of passes covering 25 yards from Evans to tight end Greg Thomas set up running back Elliott Edwards' 16-yard TD run at the 6:15 mark of the third period. Tabor, which outgained the Coyotes, 342-175, in total offense, upped its lead to 24-14 when Faul booted a 25-yard field goal with 11:41 remaining. But the Coyotes came right back. After David Harris returned the ensuing kickoff to the KW 47, the Coyotes quickly drove to paydirt. Evans capped the six-play drive when he connected with Thomas for a 17-yard TD pass. With 8:52 remaining and the Coyotes down only 24-21, it appeared KW was set to post a come-from-behind victory. (See KW, Page 25) Tabor 147010 - 31 At Kansas Wesleyon 077 721 T - Fikejs 4 yd. run (Foul kick) T Fikejs 2-yd. run (Faul kick). KW Thompson 22-yd pass Irom Evans (Dawkins kick). T - Fikejs 2 yd run (Faul kick) KW Edwards 16 yd. run (Dawkins kick). T Faul 25-yd field goal. KW G.Thomas 17 yd. pass from Evans (Dawkins kick) T - Fike|s 1 yd. run (Faul kick). TOUGH CATCH — Nebraska split end Todd Brown is tackled by K-State's Mike Kopsky after catching a 19-yard pass in the first quarter Satur- Journal Photo by Bob Benignus day afternoon at KSU Stadium. Nebraska rolled to a 49-3 victory in the Big Eight Conference game. Huskers rout Wildcats By HAROLD BECHARD SporU Editor MANHATTAN — Jim Dickey knew there would be days like the one he experienced Saturday at KSU Stadium. When the Kansas State football coach redsirted 22 players, including eight of last year's starters, during the first part of the 1981 season, he expected some tough times. But even Dickey was surprised with the ease of Nebraska's 49-3 victory over his Wildcats with a crowd of 44,915 fans looking on here Saturday afternoon. With machine-like precision, the 14th-ranked Cornhuskers rolled up 674 yards of total offense to the delight of the more than 20,000 Nebraska fans which made the 2V2-hour trip from Lincoln. "They are an awesome football team," Dickey said in the hushed K- State lockerroom after the game. "They do a lot of things well and they have great football players." With nearly half of KSU's second- largest crowd ever decked out in red, it was a festive occasion for Nebraska, which boosted its record to 4-2 for the year and 2-0 in the Big Eight. The Cornhuskers scored four of the first six times they touched the ball in the first half to make it a 28-0 game at intermission. The Huskers then experimented with three different quarterbacks and seven running backs in the second half as they defeated K- State for the 13th straight year. "We played fairly well overall... we did a good job executing in the first half," NU coach Tom Osborne said. "We controlled the ball like I wanted and we didn't give up the big play." The Cornhuskers were led by a pair Neb KS First downs 34 8 Rushes-yards 62-462 39-122 Passing yards 223 50 Return yards 38 5 Passes 13-19-1 5-12-1 Punts 1-46.0 11-41.2 Fumbles-lost 8-3 3-0 Penalties-yards 4-31 5-49 Individual Statistics RUSHING NEBRASKA: Rozier 19-153, Gill 14 72, Craig 13 52, Wilkening 4-49, Brungardt 7-46. Maravec 7-40. Fryar 3-18, Mathison 3-14. Boles 12. Mauer 1-1-2) KANSAS STATE: Hundley 13-43, Toluoo 4-27, Faroimo 5-19, Meyers 3-15, Pearl 611, Pierson 1-2, Hill 3-(-ll). Dickey 4-(-20). PASSING NEBRASKA: Gill 10-14-0-141, Mauer 33-0-82, Malhison 0-2-1-0. KANSAS STATE: Dickey 4-9-1-51. Hill l-3-0-(-l). RECEIVING — NEBRASKA: J.Williams 3-51. Craig 3-30 Krenk 2-38. Sleels 2-24, Fryai 1-49, T.Brown 1-19, Rozier 1-12. KANSAS STATE: Cox 122 Mack 1-12, Toluao 1-10, Manning 1-7, Pearl 1(-1). PUNTING — NEBRASKA: Campbell 1-46.0. KANSAS STATE: Fulhage 10-43.0, Team 1-23. of smooth-running sophomores — quarterback Turner Gill and I-back Mike Rozier. Gill completed 10-of-14 passes for 141 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed 14 times for 72 yards. Rozier broke loose on a 93-yard touchdown run (the third longest in NU history) and ended the day with 153 yards on 19 carries. "Nebraska has always had awesome offensive and defensive lines," Dickey said. "But now their backs look like Oklahoma backs. Rozier is an excellent player and when Gill gets a little more seasoning, people in the conference are going to get tired of looking at him." With the suspense gone early, Dickey flooded the field with sophomores and freshmen in the second half. And the K-State coach came away with some optimism for the future. "We'll just keep working hard," Dickey said. "We're a young team and a lot of guys had a chance to play today. They have a chance to get better. "We have a lot of young players that are being put in situations that they probably shouldn't be in. But we'll keep trying to make the best of it." With a strong north wind to their backs in the first quarter, the Corn J ' huskers wasted little time getting on the Scoreboard. After holding K-State on downs, NU took possession on its own 48 and scored six plays later when Gill found tight end Jamie Williams in the end zone for a 23-yard TD pass. The score came at the 10:31 mark of the opening quarter. Instant replay The Gill-Williams combination worked again six minutes later from 13 yards out to cap a nine-play, 65-yard drive for Nebraska. Rick Seibel booted both extra points and seven straight in the game to run his career PAT streak to 56 in a row. In the second quarter, it was Rozier's turn in the spotlight. With his team backed up at its own 7-yard line, the 205-pounder from Camden, N.J., took a pitch from Gill, and raced through a huge hole around right end to score on a 93-yard run. No one touched him on the play and Nebraska suddenly led, 21-0, with 11:25 still left in the second quarter. "That play worked well against them all day. We kept throwing it all them," Rozier said. "All I saw 'was daylight (See KSU, Page 24) Nebraska U 14 0 21-49 Kansas Stale 0 03 0—3 Neb-Jamie Williams 23 pass trom Gill (Seibel Neb-Jamie Williams 13 pass from GUI (Seibel kick) Neb Roller 93 run (Seibel kick) Neb-Morovec 2 run (Seibel kick) KS FG Willis 33 Neb-Fryar 49 pass from Mauer (Seibel kick) Neb Fryar 9 run (Seibel kick) Neb-Mathlson I run (Seibel kick) A-44,915 .

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