El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on November 25, 1974 · Page 27
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Section D Monday, November 23,1974 Page 0-1 El Paso Herald-Post Sports North Texas St. Tag is Pain to Duane By SAM FOGG WASHINGTON (UPI) Even Duane Thomas was talkttive in the aftermath of the Washington Redskins' 26-1 win over the Philadelphia Eagles. The moody running back who has maintained a policy of total silence toward newsmen since coming to the . Redskins last season, produced a few brusque responses after Sunday's game. He also manged a semblance of a smile when a reporter noted he might start against the Dallas Cowboys Thursday. IN THE QUESTION and answer session, Thomas came up with these quotes: —"Could you all move back so 1 could put my clothes on. I'm trying to dress and you-all have your clothes already on." —"You guys (reporters) got more tricks than the people on the field." HE ALSO FLARED up when a questioner mistakenly referred to Thomas' college as North Texas State. "Don't you know anything about me," he bristled. "I played at West Texas State. Man, you come in here talking about North Texas State." Thomas, who gained' 65 yards in 20 carries as a substitute for Larry Brown against the Eagles, halt smiled when advised that coach George Allen tentatively promised him another start in the Thanksgiving game at Dallas. "It'll be good to get back home again," the former Cowboy said. "You take that anyway you want it." Lobos Take 37-21 Decision in Finale Errors, Complacency Help Wreck Miners UPI Sovs— Shurnuir Due To Be Fired At Wyoming By TRACY RINGOLSBY DENVER (UPI) — Fritz Shurmur, who failed in four years of trying to turn the University of Wyoming football program back into a winning proposition, will be fire today, sources close to the university said. . The announcement was expected to come following a meeting in Cheyenne, Wyo, between the Cheyenne Quarterback Club and 'Wyoming athletic director George McCarty and UW president William Carlson. Final arrangements still must be worked out for the last year of Shurmur's five-year contract. ^I'M NOT resigning," Shurmur said Sunday. "I will stay here as long as I can. No way ami going to resign." But despite his desires, it was apparent that Shurmur would be dismissed following a 2-9 season. In which Wyoming was 1-6 and last in the Western Athletic Conference. Knoepfel, Willis Win Gold Helmets Final Gold Helmet winners of the season for the Miners are Jerry Knoepfel who replaced the injured Ricky Parr at strong safety and Don Willis, fullback. Knoepfel had eight unassisted tackles and seven assisted tackles. Willis had a ' 4.3 yard average on running Plays. PUTTING THEIR HEADS TOGETHER _ A Saturday night. The occasion is a one-yard nearly indistinguishable group of New Mexico touchdown run by Bobby McKinley of the Miners and UTEP football players are brought close in the first quarter. The Lobos won 37-21 together here in their game in the Sun Bowl (Herald-Post Photo by Bill Thompson) Sun Bowling NC Defense Proves lelf By United Press International North Carolina's much- maligned defense came through in the pinch to spoil upset efforts by arch-rival Duke Saturday on the closing date of Atlantic Coast Conference football. "I'm proud as lean be of our defense," said North Carolina coach Bill Doolcy Saturday after the Tar Heels edged the Blue Devils 14-13. "It has received a lot of criticism, but they certainly did the job today." THE SAME TAR Heel defense that gave up 54 and 42 points to the opposition in its previous two games, blocked an extra point and in the closing minutes of the game caused a fumble that set up a nine-yard run by quarterback Chris Kupec for the winning- touchdown. Aside from the last quarter mistakes, Blue Devil coach Mike McGec said he felt Duke made the best showing. North Carolina, headed for the Sun Bowl Dec. 28 to face Mississippi State, finished with a 4-2 conference record and 7-4 overall. Duke finished right behind the Tar Heels with a 2-4 conference record and 6-5 overall. Scoring in Order In Lobo-Miner Game FIRSTU QUARTER Ray Holt's 24 yard run spearheaded Miners r « yard drive in six plays. Bobby McKinley kept lor one and touchdown. Bronho Belictiesky converted. Miners?, Lobos 0. Time left-10:23. Ken Bryant's pass was intercepted by Gordon Harper who returned to Lobos' 24. tn six plays Miners scored with Holl crossing goal line from 2. Belichesky converted. Miners 14, New Mwico 8. Time left: 7:41. SECOND QUARTER McKinley passed to Mike Walker (or U yards and touchdown. Belichesky converted. Miners 21. LobosO. Time left 14:35. Lobos in !2 plays went 79 yards with Kevin Thompson going over from one. Bob Berg converted Miners ?1, Lobos7.Time lell 10:45. Holt's tumble was recovered by Ma» Hudspeth of New Mexico on the Miners 25. In five ptays New Mexico scored wilh Thompson running three. Berg converted. Miners 21, Lobos 14. Time lett 1:19. THIRDOUARTER David Thompson intercepted McKintey's pass and returned ball to Miners 27. Bryant passed to Floyd Perry tor B yards and touchdown. Miners 21, Lobos 21. Time lefM2:4a. Berg kicked 27- w rd fieWocal after McK/nley's pass was intercepted by D. Thompson. Lobos 24, Miners 21. Time lefH:OJ. Hudspeth recovered Fumbled Miner pilchoul on Miners 45. In seven plays Lobos scored touchdown with Bryant carrying lor 6 yards. Berg converted. Lobos 31, Miners 21. Time left 1:29. FOURTH QUARTER Berg kicked 45-yard Held goal lor New Mexico. Lobos 34, Miners 21. Time left 6:17. Berg kicked 41-yard field goal. Lobos 37, Miners 21. Timeletl3:17. By BOB INGRAM The UTEP Miners were their own best friends in the 1974 football season. They kept their mistakes to a minimum and. didn't hurt their chances of winning by committing turnovers. Except, unfortunately, in the last game of the season. They were their own worst enemies in their 37-21 loss to ' New Mexico in the Sun Bowl Saturday night. They turned the ball over to the Lobos twice on fumbles and twice on quarterback thrown passes. They had another pass intercepted when Mike Walker, the punter, picking up the ball off the ground, was rushed and decided to throw instead of kicking. Errors paved the way for nearly all of New Mexico's scoring. "They (New Mexico) earned one touchdown," said Gil Bartosh. "We gave them the rest of their scores." THE ONE TOUCHDOWN Bartosh spoke of was the Lobos' first one that came on a drive of 79 yards in the second quarter. One of the "gift" scores for New Mexico came after the Miners had held the Lobos on three plays, forcing a punt. On the punt, the Miners had too many players on the field. The punt was recalled and the Miners penalized. It gave New Mexico a needed first down. DID THE Miners become complacent-after taking a 21-0 lead? Bartosh: "Yes, we did. We quit playing with ^reckless abandon. We just stood around, both on offense and defense." "I believe had we gotten a field goal or one more touchdown we would have put the game away. There was 'definitely a drop off of emotion. .We didn't get after people." The turning around started for New Mexico when Ray Holt fumbled the ball to the Lobos on the Miners' 25. The Lobos went in for their second touchdown. THEY TOOK over the momentum at that point and the Miners never regained it. Starting the third quarter, the Miners had the ball and opened a drive that stopped when David Thompson, New Mexico linebacker, picked Off a pass. Thompson was out of position for a linebacker, fortunately for New Mexico. Bobby McKinley passed into a crowd later on and got the ball intercepted and also the ball slipped off his hand on a pitchout and was recovered by New Mexico. "We've got to have a good game from Bobby to win," raid Bartosh." THE UTEP COACH prefaced such remarks by saying that McKinley had been a big factor in the resurgence of Miner football and had it not been for him, UTEP wouldn't have had the success it has had. The Miners were not hit by many injuries in the first nine games of the season, but they had their share in the last two games—with Colorado Slate and New Mexico. They lost key offensive linemen in both games. Harry Tobor, offensive guard, went out with a broken foot in the New Mexico game. Leonard Hill and Gary Payne, two other regular linemen, didn't play. THE PLAY OF the offensive line affected the play of the Miner offensive backs, especially by the passing of McKinley. It was a bitter loss for Bartosh and his staff who counted on a winning season in the Western Athletic Conference. The Miners with three WAC wins however didn't finish in the place that was consigned to them before the season opened—the cellar. They had four overall wins. "We did better than a lot of people thought we would," said Bartosh who is in line for coach of the year Honors in the WAC. THE LOBOS WERE praised by their young coach. Bill Mondt, for making a rousing comeback after being 21 points down and for adjusting their defenses to stop the Miners after they had taken a good- sized lead. • A Lobo player whose surname is quite familiar to El Paso was involved in some big New Mexico plays. Max Hudspeth, son of former UTEP coach. Tommy Hudspeth. recovered two Miner fumbles and intercepted the pass that the harrassed Walker threw near the Miner goal line. Hudspeth crossed the goal line' with the ball but a touchdown was disallowed on account of a penalty. Hudspeth, playing in the secondary, made some big Lobo tackles. The Lobos' young freshman quarterback Ken Bryant was one of the team's leading rushers. He wheeled around the • flanks on runs and carried the ball over for two Lobo touchdowns. Lobo^Miner Statistics 17 t—W u 7 0 t—n run (Belfthnfcy SCOaiNG NEW MEXICO. 0 UTEP. ..:.: ....... u fc| UTEP-McKinley UTEP-HoltJrim. IBelichesky kit*) UTEP_w«lker*4(>ass from McKintar (Belichesky kick). '.. NMU— Bryant! run. .IBfrg kick}. . " NMU-K. Thompson 3 run. (ffergkicfc).- NMU— Perry 8 pass from Bryant. (Bcrcj NMU— FG27Ber 5 . NAAU- Bryant < run. CBcrgkick) NMU- FG 43 Berg. Attendance : 14.930. Team Statistic* N.M. . 19 71 2S7 78 31 13-5-1 4-3S.7 30 745 First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Return Yards Passes Punls Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards UTEr •' I3S .M 30-7-J 6 » J 4:2 10W INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS HUSHING NM—K. Thompson 23:109 1 TD 13 long; Perry 26-S6 12 long; Bryant 14-56 2 TDs 11 long; Goodson 4-33 U long. ; UTEP-HoH »-i2 I TO »long; W»IH I* 43 15 long; Elioll »•;* » long; Johnson 3 27 15hmg. - PASSING NM—Bryant .13 attempts, 5 completions. 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