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Nov. 17. PES MOINK8 StNDAV KKGISTKK 'The Breaks' Had Game, Say Hawks, Until Fourth-Quarter Misfortune By Gary Grrlach iMtuff OWA CITY. IA. The consensus in the Iowa dressing room was that Minnesota won on decisive breaks late in Satur day's football game.

I.ZT1.,,.. puiir, i iL.nij uiu. uui iimi old goal line is really elusive." Almost at every turn the Hawkeyes said it was "the! breaks" that decided their 16-9 setback. Bill Whlsler "Minnesota is a good hall club, hut it just looks like we aren't getting the breaks this year. It is kind of evening things up for last year, I think.

They were tough, but they were quicker this year than last." AI Hinton "I think they are a lucky team. I didn't think the team was hitting that hard. Ohio State has a better line. The game was de 11 'X' Fi rlk Stephens m) tsa HK.flIHTK.lt KIM1TBAI.I. I'lCTURB BY MAl'JUrB KoHKN I Earl McQuiston "If we keep playing hard like this, we're going to beat someone.

We should have won today. I can't say that about the Ohio Statp game. Minnesota is a ball club, I won't take that away from them. Stephens is great." Bill Dicindio "They were a good tough team," Lonnie Rogers "We moved the ball O.K.. but the mistakes killed us.

Over all, Ohio State is probably tougher." Bill Van Buren "I'll say one thing. I think everybody played a real hard game. We just didn't get the breaks and you can't expect to win without the breaks. And Bernie Wyatt shouldn't feel bad about that touchdown. He shouldn't blame himself.

One missed assignment on a punt put them ahead." Dayton Perry "On defense I just had to guess. I couldn't single out any one backfield man. Stephens is shifty for a big guy. The backs were great and their line was good, but I still think that Ohio State was tougher. Purdue is going to be tough for Minnesota." Sammie Harris "They were charging fast and I just couldn't get around the end.

As the old saying goes, the team that makes the least mistakes wins. I still think we have one of the best teams in the country." Paul Krause "I thought we had them until the last quarter. Stephens is a dancer, but you can stop him if you cided by what you would call breaks or misfortunes. Stephens (Minnesota's Sandy) is the kind of fancy, shifty runner that can make him quite dangerous." Cloyd Webb "I remember once in the third quarter one of the defenders was holding onto my shirt and I wasn't able to get out far enough for the pass. They weren't too tough.

The breaks decided the game. "We tried to turn Stephens in. and I think we did a good job of doing it. They definitely wen by the breaks, the same thin1; that has hurt us in the last couple of games." Sherwyn Thorson "I thought this was our ball I Minnesota's Sandy Stephens, apparently corralled, squeezes past Iowa efenders on 7-yard burst. TURNING POINT defense except for several lapses.

"I could moan about our bad breaks, but it wouldn't be right. I'm proud we had a couple of gallant goal line stands. I certainly feel sorry for the boys who played their hearts out. "Blame the coach for the mistakes, not the boys." Asked why his quarterback "FUMBLE AT 5 COMMENT- Continued from Pa.e One hesitate to say what might have happened had Wil-burn Hollis and Larry Ferguson been able to play. "This year Iowa had more (Matt Szykowny) didn't pass misfortunes, injurywise, than more, Burns said: any major team in the coun- get the jn a favorable try.

Still, don't overlook the ition t0 our can get hold of him." BUFFS, TECH SET FOR BOWL, THEN WOOPS! MIAMI, FLA. (JPi Utah's upset of Colorado, 21-12, and Tennessee's 10-6 triumph over Georgia Tech shocked the Orange Bowl Committee Saturday at a time when it thought it was all set for the New Year's Day game. Colorado generally was considered to have the bid sewed up as Big Eight representative and, had Tech won. it would have been invited to the bowl. Now the committee doesn't know what it will do.

"We'll just have to meet Monday and discuss the tit- heroic efforts of my in3 Rame. who came to Iowa City to Battled Back win and that's just what they Had we a'ji a -1. five-yard line at the start of sis ss s-siSrr-nd 'r them punt, then earner the fair catch fumble and the i I 1 1 -s tAx' -yff I i Burns Agrees touchdowri pass soon Coach Jerry Burns, whose after. The touchdown on the chin almost touched the: blocked then occurred concrete floor in the dressing And the game was out of room, agreed with Warmath. reach." uation.

said Schedule Chair "Mistakes beat saidi Asked what the turning the sincere Iowa coach. point of the game was, Burns said: man Van Kussrow. Kussrow said earlier he figured the Sugar Bowl had Alabama and Louisiana State uf' I in the bag and the Cotton "Against a team as sound as Minnesota, you must be sound yourself. A team cannot do it when it loses the ball six times, three on fumbles and on pass interceptions." Burns did not, as usual, "The fumble on the five-yard line in the third quarter. Had we scored, we might have forced them into offensive gambles they would not like." Rowl had clinched Texas and Mississippi.

if I'M TAKES J. C. TITLE NEW YORK, N. Y. Richard Vehlow of New York want to detract from his Added Burns: "Minnesota did use some new offensive VHUC thjn(( adjuste(j "Minnesota is the best de-1 well.

Thev had cood lineback- Community College, won the National junior college cross i I 'f HURTING Bill Perkins, Iowa fullback, is helped off the field by Trainer Arnie Buntrock late in the game against Minnesota after bruising a hip. Perkins' was Iowa's leading ground gainer. fensive club we have faced Crs who did a fine job and this season. But you mustjwhen thev red-dogged thevl admit we held our own on were effective." country championship Saturday, covering three miles in 15 minutes 39.9 seconds. Flint (Mich.) Junior College won the team title.

HAPPY HEROES Sandy Stephens (standing) and Bill Munsey grin broadly in the locker room as they are reminded of their partnership in the 39-yard touchdown pass that cracked open the Big Ten game. Stephens threw and Munsey caught as It gave the Gophers a 10-2 lead. Asking a second question: ft?" as to why Iowa didn't throw more, Jerry said, "We did not want to risk the interceptions by too much passing and we wanted to keep our attack balanced." more first downs than their Norse rivals, gained 10 more yards by passing and rush- zone. Incidentally, Enga played a whale of a game. So both Gopher touch ing and averaged 34.4 yards downs were the result of Iowa the view that Iowa's defense was tough.

"I was surprised that Iowa's defense was that good," said Bell. "But you must admit, we deserved to win. It was a team effort all the way." Warmath corroborated Burns said Iowa adjusted its offense slightly to have fullback Bill Perkins carry the ball inside the tackles. to 25.7 with their punts. But you can't omit or forget the score or the fact that Iowa made the mistakes that SITTIN' IN- Confinued from rae One Minnesota's John Campbell fell on it for the touchdown that clinched the victory.

That's seven times the Hawkeyes surrendered the ball without scoring. On the other hand the Gophers fumbled only once and recovered the ball, did not have a single pass stolen, and did not turn the ball over to Iowa without scoring except when forced to kick or when held for downs. For the first time this year, if annparpd tho Hawkc ramp thrniiPh a camp withn.it thoughts e-- errors. This observer thought Iowa handled Stephens much better than Michigan State did a week ago. The Hawkeyes made him commit himself early on his runs and as a result his laterals were not effective.

The better team won. If they played again I'd have to pick the Gophers, who have now played two successive games without losing the ball by fumbles or interceptions. helped in its defeat. The Gophers played the sounder game and came up with the big play when needed. Center Bob Frisbee intercepted a pass early in the game after a 46-yard throw from Szykowny to Felton Rogers had put the ball within scoring distance, thus beating the Hawkeyes out of a touchdown.

However, Frisbee made the mistake of running from his one-yard line, where he caught the ball, into the end zone, where he was tackled by Rogers for a safety. That was the only time WAS apparent in the TT 1 fii irst half that the Hawk- major injuries. "Felton Rogers had a bruised back and Earl McQuiston had an arm bruise and that's about the extent of the injuries," Burns said. Szykowny, Iowa quarterback, was in no mood to talk after the heart-breaking loss. "I would rather not say anything," he commented.

"But we certainly beat ourselves with our mistakes." Sandy Stephens, the talented Minnesota quarterback who found the Iowa defense no picnic, wouldn't belittle the efforts of the Hawks. "We beat a fine team," said Sandy. "Defensively it "My boys deserved to win. We've improved with each game this year and we hope we haven't played our best game. "The win today was a team victory.

I thought that Bill Munsey and Stephens were terrific. And the rest of the boys played as well as could be asked of them. Likes Rose Bowl "Concerning the Rose Bowl, that's up to the (Minnesota administration. I personally think it's a great event and if I had my say I'd gladly go every year." Continued Warmath: "Iowa played differently defensively than we had planned and prepared for. This took the edge off our offense.

Best He's Seen AN EVASHEVSKI IS HURT AGAIN -THIRD OF YEAR i.Th IleRlnter's Iiiwn Nw Srrvlee) IOWA CITY, IA. I a it3 eyes, if they scored, would have to do it by air. Their line could not move the Gopher forwards to make running room for the ball carriers. In this half Iowa made only 19 yards by rushing, 17 of them on a run by Matt Szykowny when he went back to pass, was unable to find a receiver and raced down the middle. After the intermission the Hawkeyes did somewhat better on the ground but never 4.f dropped its third straight football game and the Evashev-ski family collected its third football injury Saturday.

John, 10-year-old son of Iowa's athletic director. Forest Evashevski. suffereda broken arm while playing in a sandlot game. The injuries started when Forest, sophomore at the was tough. I thought Iowa's 1960 team was more danger Iowa was ahead.

AFIELD goal early in the second period by Tom Loechler took care of that. In the second half Bernie Wyatt let Bill Munsey get behind him to field a throw from Sandy Stephens for a 39-yard touchdown. Jack Per-kovich's interception of a ous in offense. "Bill Perkins played a bang mil iwii-iagi i ij "It's a Shame "Iowa certainly misses Hollis and Ferguson on offense. Maybe Szykowny is a better passer than Hollis, up defensive game.

iowa s(couia gei cnougn nrst downs strategy was to stop our wide; together without fumbling or stuff, and that forced us to having a pass stolen until the University of Michigan, was go inside more tnan we game was tost Szykowny pass on the Iowa (hurt in pre-season practice. A 44 gave the Gophers this op- knee operation sidelined him but Hollis is one of the great planned. MIT the fumbles and the "I thought Al Hinton was 0 8UNDAYJ REGISTER FOOTBALL PHOTO BY BOB LONO LAST GASP With only 3 seconds left in the game, Iowa's Cloyd Webb reaches high for a pass that produces the Hawks' only touchdown In a 16-9 defeat at the hands of Minnesota. Webb, a sophomore end, had been checked with only one pass reception before Matt Szykowny lofted this cne to him, covering ycrdTT interceptions and Iowa runners. It's just a shame thai Ferguson and Hollis were not able to play." portunity.

I the rest of the year. The clincher resulted fromj Then came Jim, who played center Dick Enga's block of I for City High School before as good a tackle as we've played against this year. was not badly outplayed. Cloyd Webb is the best col- Tackle Bobby Bell, a thorn The statistics show thatiJohn Calhoun's punt. Camp-a concussion ended his in Iowa's side, also expressed legiate receiver I've seen.

Hawkeyes made four bell fell on (he ball in the end season..

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