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SECTION D DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER B SEPTEMBER 28, 1980 SEWS h if iblHyJ u0 iBiltl iLul&W uuiliiliilWMj, Two victories apiece in state rivalry By MAURY WHITE Sunday Reenter SMI Writer IOWA CITY. IA. - Before Saturday'! football game started, some wag said that Iowa would be playing to forget last week and Iowa State would be playing to forget last year. Both must have accomplished those objectives. The Cyclones, underdogs by about a field goal, claimed a 10-7 victory on the only one of four Alex Giffords' field goal attempts that went true, a 49-yarder boosted by an aiding wind late in the third period. The Hawkeyes, without injured quarterback Phil Suess in the second half, finally got an offense perking in HAWK PLAYERS: TIES DON'T CUT IT AROUND HERE By BUCK TURNBULL Sunday Kwvfar Staff writer IOWA CITY, IA. A tie might beat losing, and doubtless many Iowa fans felt the Hawkeyes should have settled for a 10-10 deadlock with Iowa State here Saturday, but don't try to sell that idea to Hayden Fry's players. It wasn't possible to poll all of them after Iowa's 10-7 loss to the Cyclones, but if it were, the vote probably would have been a resounding 7S-0 in favor of Fry's decision to spurn a last-minute field goal and try for the winning touchdown. To a man, those questioned were solidly behind their coach. They were-glad he'd gone for the victory, even though a fourth-down pass by Pete State's George Jessen with 51 seconds left. "Coach Fry has tried to bring a winning attitude to our football program," said wingback Doug Dunham, who scored Iowa's only touchdown. "Ties don't cut it around here. The players would have it no other way than to do what we did." ' Gales, who relieved injured Phil Suess at quarterback and played the entire second half, said the thought of a tie was running through everybody's mind with the ball at Iowa State's nine-yard line. It would have been a 26-yard chip shot for Reggie Roby. "Coach Fry has confidence in our offense and he didn't hesitate in saying we were going for the touchdown," explained Gales. "Mike Hufford was the tight end on that last play and he was open for a split second. I saw him in the end zone but an Iowa State guy got there to knock it down. "You've got to give a lot of credit to Iowa State. They played well on defense all day. Our offense should have done a little better, though. I think the whole offense had an off day." The Hawks muffed a number of chances that might have turned the game their way. One time Gales overshot Jeff Brown when he , was wide open behind the Cyclone secondary. Iowa also dropped several perfect opportunities for pass interceptions. "Nothing would have stopped me if I'd held on to one that I tipped away," said Kent Ellis. "I broke in front of HAWKEYES Please turn to Page 2D Montreal moves within Vi game PHILADELPHIA, PA. (AP) -Jerry White's two-out double in the seventh inning scored the lead run as Montreal beat Philadelphia, 4-3, and moved to within a half-game of the front-running Phillies in the National League East The crucial three-game series now stands at one game apiece. Chris Speier, who had three hits, opened the seventh with a double off Phillie ace Steve Carlton (23-9). Bob Pate sacrificed Speier to third and after pinch hitter Ken Macha struck out. White delivered his double to give Imos to the waning minutes, drove to the ISU nine, opted to gamble on a victory rather than try for a tie with less than a minute to go and wound up with a loss that may sting more than last week's 57-0 waxing at Nebraska. "It would have taken the heart out of my club to have played for the tie," said Iowa Coach Hayden Fry, shortly after Cyclone George Jessen had batted down Pete Gales' final past with 51 seconds remaining. It was Iowa State's third triumph in three games this year, matching the victory total of 1979, and evened this modern-day series at two wins apiece. When it was over, Coach Donnie Duncan and running back l "j"" r;. 1ST .i'-Vi'vMV' Lot-, !?iJ25v V it vv: i Tell it like it is, Donnie Duncan In rare public outburst of emotion, Iowa State Coach Donnie Duncan is swept off the field in a swirl of Cyclone fans, players and coaches Saturday, then uses the perch to signal his team's standing in the state of Iowa, at least. Duncan's Cyclones had just defeated the Expos a 3-2 lead. The Expos scored their eventual winning run in the eighth on Larry Parrish's run-batted-in single, offsetting a run-scoring base hit by Keith Moreland in the Philadelphia ninth. - Scott Sanderson, who worked six innings and gave up four hits and two runs, improved his record to 16-10. Ellas Sou pitched Vh Innings and needed last-out help from Woodie Fryman, who gained his 17th save. The Phillies took a 1-0 lead in the first inning as Mike Schmidt celebrated his 33rd birthday with his 44th home run. The Expos, however, tied it quickly in the second when Gary Carter led off with a home run, his 27th. In the bottom of the second, the Dwayne Crutchfield stood atop a table, embraced in the midst of the dressing room jubilation and proved again that strong men can and do cry. "Just before the game today, I told my players that I felt this game might be about the most important thing in my life. I began feeling that way last year about this time," said Duncan, a loser here a year ago as a rookie bead coach. Would he have gone for the victory instead of trying for the tie? . "Yes. I think that's a credit to him (Fry). I think he felt it was the thing he had to do and needed to do. I thought before the game and still feel now that Iowa has a very good tr jiv r;" u ?sw..ii31 ..vrxrKV :.2rW m WODi National League East Race W. L. Pd. 6.B. PMUjdatDtii IS at .552 Monlrwl IS 70 Sal Pilllburotl 10 75 51a 51 MONTREAL (7) Hunt (a) - Sapt. VI. 30, Oct. I vs. St. Louis; Oct. 3. 4, 5 vs. Philadelphia. Away (1) - SfpI. 7J at PMIadelDMa. PHILADELPHIA (I) Ham (5) - 501. 21 vl Montreal, St. 79, 30, Oct. 1. 1 vs. CMcaso. Away (1) - Oct 3. 4. 5. at Montreal. P1TTSBUHGM (II Ham (31 - Oct. 3. 4. 5 vl. ChicaBO. Away (5) - Seol. 21 at Chicauo. Sept. It. 30, Oct. I at New York. Phillies gained a 2-1 lead when Manny Trillo hit the first pitch of the inning for his seventh homer. Montreal came back to tie in the fourth on a double by Andre Dawson, a walk to Carter, Warren Cromartie's sacrifice and Speier's two-out, RBI single. football team. I don't think there was just one turning point in this game, but many." This was SIC 'EM IV, the fourth modern meeting of our state's largest schools, and it went along for most of a sunny, cool day with a near-record crowd of 60,145 oohing and aahing at defensive plays by Cyclones such as Mark Carlson and Larry Crawford and John Harty and Andre Tippett of the Hawkeyes. There was considerable mystery as to the quality of the teams prior to the kickoff. Iowa State was 2-0 but against Northeast Louisiana and San Jose State. Iowa was 1-1, but against Indiana and Nebraska. if t ' Hayden Fry's Iowa Hawkeyes, 10 at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City. as "the biggest win in my life" 2-2 and put Iowa State at Houston blanks Cincinnati again HOUSTON, TEXAS (AP) -Houston, inspired by the appearance of stricken Astro pitcher J.R. Richard, rode the shutout pitching of Joe Niekro and Dave Smith to a 2-0 victory over Cincinnati Saturday. "I think half the team had tears in its eyes," Astro Manager Bill Virdon said. "I had a lump right here in my throat and I just couldn't get it out." Richard, recovering from a stroke suffered July 30, took the starting lineup to home plate before the game, then looked on from a private box. After the emotional reunion with as Iowa Just about everybody thought it would be close, and it was that. Just about everybody thought both teams had stout defensive units and that proved out, too. The first quarter was scoreless. Crutchfield, a human tank, kept banging for the Cyclones. Jeff Brown, skittering like a water bug, was keeping busy for the Hawkeyes. The fact is, the entire first half was about as neighborly as you could expect, providing you think of large, healthy neighbors who delight in running around and smashing down GAME Please turn to Page 2D Photo by DAVE PETERSON - 7, in front of more than 60,000 fans The victory described by Duncan evened the modern-day rivalry at 3-0 for year. Iowa fell to 1-2. Richard, the Astros shut out the' Reds for the second straight time, Saturday on the combined four-hit pitching of Niekro and Smith, and Craig Reynolds' game-winning double. The victory made an Astro believer out of Reds third baseman Ray Knight. "The Dodgers beat you with ability," he said, "the Astros beat you with heart." The Astros, who beat Cincinnati, 2-0, Friday night, solidified their hold on first place in the National League West. Cincinnati starter Mario Soto (10-7) pitched 4M innings of hitless ball until Denny Waiting's infield single in the fifth started the two-run surge. Alan Ashby then hit a fly ball to J 1 shuns tie Statistics ISU 14 49-102 109 108 8-24-1 7-35 4-1 Iowa 13 49-188 52f ir 5-21-3 8-41 5-4 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards . Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 6-70 SCORING Iowa State Iowa 0 0 0-1Q 0- 7 ISU Knuth 11 pass from Qumti (Giffords kick) Iowa Dunham 20 pass from Suess (Roby kick) ISU - FG Giffords 49 A - 60,145 'BIGGEST WIN IN MY life; SAYS DUNCAN By GENE RAFFENSPERGER IOWA CITY, IA. - When the game was over here Saturday and Donnie Duncan had ran to midfield and offered the obligatory and gentleman-' ly handshake to Iowa's Hayden Fry,' Duncan gave in and displayed his emotions about Iowa State's 10-7-victory over the Hawkeyes. Running, at times leaping into the air in the utter joy of the moment,-' Duncan raced along the east stands of Kinnick Stadium where the small' knot of Iowa State fans was yelling it3 lungs out He held one hand aloft and extended the forefinger. His team, was No. I. And if the national polls don't show that this week, you can bet' Duncan won't care. On this afternoon he was No. I in Iowa. "This is the best I ever felt in my" life," said Duncan, after he closed the doors to the locker room and met with his team. Seated on a bench in a room littered with torn tape and other' reminders of the battle that had just1 ended out on the field, Duncan held his head in his hands and said hoarsely, "This is the biggest win in my life and now I'm really tired. I guess I know why cheerleaders have to train for the jobs they do." ' Duncan's Cyclones put a crowd of 60,145, second largest in Iowa history, through a wringer in the final seconds. Trailing, 10-7, the Hawkeyes; took over on their own 35-yard line1 with 6 minutes 9 seconds left and started a drive that carried to the Iowa State nine. 'j A third-down pass failed and then if final pass was batted down and the! Cyclones took over the ball and ran! out the clock. It was sweet revenge; indeed for last year's 30-14 Iowa victory and the players showed it. i John Quinn, who quarterbacked the Cyclones all the way, had to fight hi way through the swarming Iowa,' State fans waiting at the entrance to the tunnel of the Cyclone dressing room. Quinn leaped in the air from inside the tunnel entrance to touch the eager hands of the fans. J This Iowa State-Iowa modern day series now is four games old and Quinn, the former Dowling of West Des Moines star, has been around for all of them. He started the 1977 gamt as a freshman, and Iowa State lost. He sat out the 1978 game as a redshirt and Iowa State won. Lasl ; CYCLONES Please turn to Page 2D National League West Race V W. L. Pel a. h Oct Nouslon If M 574 17 M .561 15 71 .545 CINCINNATI 11 Los Cmonnati l (5) - Sew. 30. Oct. I vs. San Olego; 3, 4. 5 VS AMMO Awn (II - Sept 71 at Houston. HOUSTON (7) Mam (4) - Saot. vs. CtecmnaM. Sept 30. 1. 1 Atlanta Away () - Oct 3. 4, 5 at Los Antilles. LOS ANCCLIS 17) Heme (3) - Oct. 3, 4. 5 vs. Houston. Away (4) - Seat. 21 at Son Die; Sept 3. 1, 2 at San Francisco. Oct Oct right field that fell for an error on center fielder Dave Collins, who deflected the ball from right fielder Ken Griffey. .; Reynolds, batting .218 going into the game, then hit bis eighth double of the season down the first-base line, scoring Walling and Ashby. - - -

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