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0 ! , Yr It- Palm Beach Post-Times 21-Palm Beach Post, Monday, Nov. 18, 1968 Bengals Bounce Back To Beat Miami Dolphins rofg-i'ijgiay Ti t, nuns, j,- I ERNEST WILLIAMS r STEVE HARDIN touchdowns of the game on runs of 15 and five yards. Robinson, an amazing broken field runner, recorded 134 yards in 22 carries. The victory snapped a seven-game losing streak for the Bengals and makes them 3-8 on the year. Miami is now 3-6-1. The game looked for a while like a repeat of their game last month when the Dolphins won a 24-22 cliffhanger. But Cincinnati after blowing a 17-6 lead came Seahawk Duo Share Prep P-T Award Then came one of the wildest plays of the afternoon. On the first play after the Miami kick-off. Stofa hit fullback Ron Lamb with a long pass from the Cincy 38 and Lamb galloped to the Dolphin 10 where he was hit and fumbled. Teammate Rod Sherman recovered it but lost it to Dolphins defender Bob Petrella after reaching the Miami four. Griese put Miami in front again or. a 38-yeard pass to Noonan with 1:45 left in the third period. That gave the Dolphins 21-17 lead and set the stage for Stofa. Dolphins coach George Wilson praised Stofa and Robinson after the game. "Cincinnati is a lot better team than its record," Wilson said, "and the Bengals proved it today. Kijck did an outstanding job for us. He always gives 110 percent. We had two more injuries. Defensive tackle Tom Nomina broke several ribs and back Gene Milton sprained his ankle." Bengals Dolphins First downs 17 14 Rushing yardage 179 jj Passing yardage 243 253 Return yardage 16 50 Posses 9-17-0 163I-I Punts S4S 7-43 Fumbles lost 1 Yards penaliied 31 22 Cincinnati 0 17 0 21-31 Miami 7 0 14 021 Mlo-Mltchell 41 pass from Griese (Keyes kick) Cin-Trumpy 10 pass from Wyche (Livingston kick) Cin-FG Livingston H Cin-Robinson 54 run (Livingston kick) By ED PLAISTED Executive Sports Editor MIAMI (AFN) - Coach Paul Brown still has not promoted John Stofa to number one quarterback ofthe Cincinnati Bengals but it is safe to assume that after Sunday's 38-21 victory over the Miami Dolphins that Stofa has the inside track on retaining his old job. "I thought Stofa did a fine job," said Brown after the game, "but I haven't decided who my starting quarterback will be next week against Oakland." It won't be rookie Sam Wyche who replaced Stofa as No. one quarterback three weeks ago. Wyche broke his left ankle in the second period Sunday and is lost for the season. It might be another rookie, Dewey Warren who this week returned after an injury. But Stofa, the former Dolphin, did the job this sunny Sunday afternoon in the Orange Bowl as he came off the bench to replace Wyche. Stofa completed six of eight passes for 138 yards and a key touchdown. Miami was leading 21-17 with 15 seconds gone in the fourth period when Stofa hit flanker Warren McVea with a pass and McVea raced in for a TD. That put the Bengals in front to stay. The play covered 55 yards. The Bengals went on to score 15 more points in that period as halfback Paul Robinson, the league's leading ground gainer, scored his second and third St. . tN.efc back with that 21-fourth quarter explosion. Both teams exchanged punts in a dull first period that was enlivened only when Bob Griese hit Stan Mitchell on a 48-yard scoring play with 1:45 left in the period. Mitchell was all alone on the play with the nearest Bengal defender 20 yards away. But Wyche, the rookie from Furman, came right back with an 80-yard aerial bomb to tight end Bob Trumpy to tie it 7-7 all at 12:51 of the second period. Six minutes later, Cincinnati took a 10-7 lead on Dale Levingston's 12-yard field goal. And four minutes after that Robinson thrilled the Orange Bowl crowd of 31,747 and nation al television audience with spectacular 54-yard scamper. So it was 17-7 in favor of the Bengals at intermission. But the Dolphins came back quickly Miami took a second-half kick off and drove 82 yards in 10 plays with Griese passing seven yards to Carl Noonan for the t6uchdown. ";. .. v f i i " i '.'.it. Mi -i i ' fr i ( .ft u L'PI Telrphoto DUST BOWL - Halfback Paul Robinson his interference as the Cincinnati Ben-(18) goes over a downed Miami Dolphin gals met and defeated the Miami Dol-with teammate Pat Matson (73) running phins in a dusty Miami Orange Bowl. Colts Move Ahead Of Rams In NFL; Raiders Nip Jets Could Have Any Team By DON BOYKIN Staff Writer Dan Tbweatt, Vero Beach High football coach, will long remember the nanres of Steve Hardin and Ernest Williams. Thweatt may even have a few nightmares after what Hardin and Williams did to his team Friday night. Hardin, 1 190-pound senior quarterback, and Williams, a rugged 175-pound senior end, who plays both offense and defense, led Seacrest's Seahawks to a 20-13 victory over Vero Beach in a cliffhaiiger that put the Hawks in excellent shape to repeat as Suncoast Confernce Eastern Divisipnchampjons, The two Seacrest performers teamed for a 30-yard touchdown pass with only 1:37 left In the game to enable the Seahawks to break a 13-13 deadlock with the bigger Indians. Hardm, regarded by many observers as the finest signal-caller in the area had fired another six-point pitch to Williams earlier in the contest, this one covering 15 yards and also scored on a one-yard sneak, the first touchdown scored against Vero Beach this year on the ground. In addition to his two TD catches, Williams did an outstanding job of blocking and recorded 10 tackles while on defense. Hardin and Williams' standout performances gained them co-honors as the Post Times Offensive Players of the Week. Seacrest Coach Randy Cooper left little doubt what he thought of his two players' exploits Friday night. "Hardin was just great, especially in the clutch situations," Coopersaid, "and Williams did so many things well." Cooper then talked of the two Seacrest standouts individually. "Williams did an outstanding job of blocking for us the entire game," Cooper said. "He blocked one Vero player so hard, the player had to leave the game and I don't think he ever came back. He caught those two big passes for us and he was the one who blocked Vero's first extra point try. If Vero had made that point (The game was tied 6-6 at the time), the atmosphere of the game would have been changed. "Hardin did a beautiful job of making that winning touchdown play work in the final minutes, looking the other way and then throwing back to the left to Williams. He is the type of guy who comes through with the big plays when needed." Others turning in standout of fensive performances: WALTER OSBORNE, Pahokee Gained 168 yards in 16 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Blue Devils dumped Boca Raton 31-20. MIKE BENEFIEL, Lake Worth - Picked up 142 yards rushing in the Trojans ' 20-0 win over Leonard. TERRY HENINGER, Palm Beach - Led the Wildcats to a 21-0 victory over North Shore with 158 yards rushing in nine carries and scored two TD's. SAM CLARK, Kennedy - Rushed for 135 yards in 30 carries and scored two touchdowns in the Trojans' win over Leonard. B MIKE HUMPHREY, Lake Worth - Rambled for 94 yards and scored two touchdowns in the Trojans' win over Leonard. TIM HULETT, Cardinal Newman Accounted for 97 rushing yards on 19 attempts and three TD's as the Crusaders rocked Miami Military 40-0. CHARLIE RUSS, Vero Beach - Ran for 87 yards on 20 carries and tallied a TD in the Indians' 20-13 setback to Seacrest. SANDY CUSHMAN, Forest Hill - Gained 89 yards on 13 carries in leading the Falcons to a 42-0 win over Juoiter. JIM ADKINS, Lake Placid - Caught three touchdown passes covering 27, 58 and 43 yards as the Green Dragons whipped Frostproof 32-0. DENNIS DOWNS, Vero Beach Averaged over 10 yards a carry with 67 yards in six attempts in the Indians loss to Seacrest victory over the AFL's Eastern Division runaway leader. The victory kept the defending AFL champions tied with San Diego at 8-2, each a half game behind Kansas City, which beat Boston 31-17 on Len Dawson's two scoring passes and a 76-yard punt return by Goldie Sellers. San Diego's John Hadl threw for two touchdowns and Dick Post ran for another in a 21-6 triumph over Buffalo. Pete Beathard passed twice for touchdowns and ran for two more in Houston's 38-17 victory over stubborn Denver, and Cincinnati scored three times in the final period for a 38-21 upset over Miami. Sellers: Beaten EDITORS NOTE: Ron Sellers, Alt-American flanker back tor the Florida State Semlnolts, describes the 44-7 win over North Carolina State at Raleigh Saturday. By RON SELLERS. FSU FLANKER BACK TALLAHASSEE (AFN) -It was a great team effort. We finally put together our offense and defense and no team in the country could have stood against us. I don't think that 35-yard pass play to me in the third quarter was the key play of the game. I think our team felt we were going to win earlier in the game. When they were threatening in the second quarter Mike Bugar deflected a pass and our linebacker, Joe Benson grabbed it and ran back to the 15. That play I think gave us confidence. Of course, Walt Sumner started it when he blocked that field goal and ran it all the way for a touchdown in the first quarter. But Bugar and Benson nailed it down for us. We knew then the defense was going to hold N.C State. and we've learned to live with them. Kentucky has been injury-stricken lately, too, but it looks like they weren't able to cope with their bad breaks. When they had that kickoff return called back for the clipping penalty, that really flattened them. You could tell that. Our defense was set up to rush their passer all day. We wanted to make them throw f - .. -O-O Talk Inspired Gators' Victory Mia Noonan 7 pass from Griese (Keyes kick) Mia-Mitchell 30 pass' from Griese (Keyes kick) Cln-McVey 55 pass from Stofa (Livingston kick) Cin-Robinson 15 run (Livingston kick) Cin-Robinson 5 run (Livingston kick) That's the way its going to be against Wake Forest here next weekend and against Houston in Jacksonville the week after that. I know we can beat both teams. We've just got to put both the defense and offense together like we did against N.C. State. If we get a bowl bid no matter who the opponent is we'll be doing just what we try to do in every game just win one at a time. I think this 1968 FSU team could give any team in the country a real run for its money. Razorbacks In Gator? LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) -The Arkansas Gazette Reported Saturday night that the Arkansas Razorbacks "will be guaranteed" a bid to the Gator Bowl if they are not the Southwest Conference host team in the Cotton Bowl. back just gave me a head fake and blocked inside. I went right around him and straight into the quarterback. I'm not sure what happened on the other two plays. They may have messed up their blocking assignments or something, but all I did was go in, look up and there the quarterback was. We really wanted this game. We were playing it for ourselves. A month is a long time to go without winning and I don't ever want to go through this again. I'm sure a lot of Gators and fans will agree with me. Standings j National League fitter Caul or no CaatM Otvttte WITM. Dallas I t .100 New York 7 1 .700 WosMngton 4 o I .400 Philadelphia 10 0 .000 Cannery Otvttte Cleveland 7 3 .700 St. Louis S 4 I V New Orleans 3 7 JO0 Pittsburgh J 1 I .222 Weatarn Conference Caastai DtvfsMn Baltimore I W0 Loa Angelet I 1 I .MO San Francisco .... 4 1 I .444 Atlanta 1 I J00 Central Dtvtsiea Minnesota 4 HO Chicago ' J" Green Bay 4 i I Mi Detroit 1 I J33 Pts. OP 317 144 232 200 117 27S 131 243 242 202 213 230 144 241 105 20 m mi 317 131 17 220 13 20 214 1S3 tat 231 209 ISO 140 let l an ear's neaam Cleveland 49, Pittsburgh 34 Dallas 44, Washington 34 Minnesota 13, Detroit I Los Angelet 21. San Francisco 20, tie New York 7, PNteawlptna 4 Atlanta 14, Chicago 13 Green Bey 2. New Orleans J Baltimore 27, St. Louis Atlanta at St. Louis Dallas at Chicago Green Bay at Washington Minnesota at Baltimore New Orleans at Detroit New York at Lea Angela Philadelphia at Cleveland Jan Francisco at Pittsburgh Seniors' EDITOR'S NOTE: PENSACOLA'S David Ghesquire came through with three ot Florida's biggest defensive plays ot the season in the Gators' 1 to 14 win over Kentucky. The lunior outside linebacker dropped Wildcat quarterback, Dave flair, for losses el six, ten and thirteen yards in three of Kentucky's last five offensive pi ays of the game. By DAVID GHESQUIRE Florida Defensive End We started winning the Kentucky game last Monday. All the seniors got together and had a meeting. Then they called the rest of the squad in andthev talked to us. Chicago was upset by Atlanta 16-13, and Green Bay nursed its hopes with a 29-7 rout over New Orleans. Jim Lindsey's third quarter touchdown plunge gave the Vikings a 6-4 record while the Bears fell to 5-5 as Atlanta's Bob Etter kicked a 20-yard field goal on the last play of the half and Bob Berry threw for two touchdowns. Tom Brown ran 22 yards with a fumble and set up another with an interception as Green Bay raised its record to 4-5-1. Oakland shocked the New York Jets with two touchdowns in the last 65 seconds for a 43-32 Kansas Orange LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -University of Kansas football players let slip Sunday night what school officials are believed to have known for 24 hours but have not been at liberty to discuss: That the Jay-hawks are headed for the Orange Bowl to play Penn State Jan .1. After the regular late Sunday afternoon squad meeting with Coach Pepper Rodgers, several players discussed the bowl possibility with reporters of the campus nwspaper, the Daily Kansan. Some players said the decision to go to the Orange Bowl was made Saturday night after the Jayhawks, who were ranked seventh in The Associated Press poll last week and sport an 8-1 Si ft By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Baltimore Colts, still winging along with Earl Morrall and an unmarked defense, crept ahead of the Los Angeles Rams in the Coastal Division of the National Football League Sunday while giving Cleveland some breathing room in the Century Division. But the other two divisions and the Western Division of the American Football League remained up for grabs after Dallas, the New York Giants and Minnesota won and Oakland squeaked through with a fantastic finish. The Colts, 9-1, turned in their second shutout of the season with a 27-0 victory over St. Louis as Morrall pitched three scoring passes. The defense intercepted five Jim Hart passes to stop the Cardinals, who fell IVi games behind Cleveland, a 45-24 victor over Pittsburgh. Baltimore's triumph, coupled with Los Angeles 20-20 tie against underdog San Francisco, gave the Colts a half game lead over the Rams, 8-1-1, who needed a Roman Gabriel scaring pass with 3:12 left and Bruce Gossett's 20-yard field goal with 17 seconds remaining to overcome a 20-10 deficit. Dallas, 8-2, retained its one game lead in the Capitol over New York with a 44-24 romp at Washington, but the Cowboys lost quarterback Don Meredith to a knee injury. Meredith passed for two scores and set up another before leaving. The Giants, 7-3, slipped by winless Philadelphia 7-6 on Fran Tarkenton's 33-yard scoring pass to Bobby Duhon in the second quarter in a mistake-ridden defensive struggle. Minnesota took sole possession of the still cluttered Central by nudging Detroit 13-6, while L 1 I don't remember what movements I used in that run after receiving the pass. You just move instinctively. I couldn't tell you how I did it. They double-teamed me all afternoon. I don't mind. It's just part of the game. It showed they respected me, and it gave our running game a chance to go. I caught only three passes, but that's all right. We won. I don't ever think about records until after the game when some sports writer asks me about them. I didn't break any against N.C. State but we won the game and that is what is important. I guess the biggest thing we had going for us was that every man on our team was out to make the Wolfpack pay for the defeat they handed us in Tallahassee last season. They almost spoiled our season for us. I don't think our players were thinking about a bowl game either. We just wanted to win that game. the ball sooner, hoping we could pick some off (Florida intercepted three). On some of their formations, we'd rush with two inside, on others, with three outside. On that fourth-down play near the end of the game (at the Florida 32), we were rushing with our three outside men. I had just come back in the game because I fell down on a pass play earlier and the coaches took me out to tell me what I had done wrong. Kentucky came out in a wingback formation so this determined that we would rush with three men. The half Football American League astern Division or New York 1 1 0 700 Itf Houston S o 0 .4M 213 Miami 3 1 .333 10 Boston 3 7 0 .300 12 Buffalo 1 1 .100 151 Western Dlvlslen Kansas City il HI VI Oakland 1 0 .109 X San Diego 1 0 Kb 10 Denver 4 0 40ttl44 Cincinnati 3 273 117 Sunday's Rasorh) Houston 31, Denver 17 Cincinnati 31, Miami 31 Kansas City 31, Boston 17 Oakland 43, New York 31 San Diego 31, Buffalo Sunday's Games Buffalo at Denver Miami at Boston New York at San Diego Oakland at Cincinnati Only game scheduled Marine Weather Small boat forecast for the Florida lower east coast through the Bahamas as far as Nassau and toathward through the Florida straits Monday. Seas two to three feet. Inland waters with a light chop. : ; . The seniors told us that we were a great football team and that we couldn't quit now, that we had to come back from the Georgia loss. They said we had to do it ourselves, it was up to us and us alone. This was really inspiring and I know it helped us win this game. We've had a lot of bad breaks this season with injuries, fumbles and penalties T 5 - tZr ' c "-J t Scents Blooms record, beat Kansas State 38-29. The players quoted Rodgers as saying that as far as he knew everything was set for Kansas to play Penn State. The official announcement Is expected to be made by Rodgers at 11 a.m., CST, Monday-the hour decree by the NCAA when bowl bids may be accepted. Devlin Wins BRISBANE, Australia, IAP) Australian Bruce Devlin won the $16,800 Dunlop International Golf Tournament Sunday with a 15-under-par 281. Devlin won by three strokes over Peter Townsend of Britain, who had 284, with Tony Jacklin of Britain and Bob Shaw of Australia tieing for third with 287. r 1 .-r. 4W r - UPiTrlrpholo qrter against Washington i, , ' ..rwiim hi" "a L -J ... uLiJ UHlTeiepnoie ,.''. SPECTATOR Gale Sayers, star half- daring game with the San Francisco back of the Chicago Bears, sits on the 4S'ers. The running back is lost to the bench as ht watches his team battle the team for the remainder of the season. Atlanta Falcons, Sunday. Sayers, tore Atlanta beat the Bean without the ser- ligaments and cartilage in his right knee vices of Sayers 18-13. WOUNDED COWBOY - Dallas quar- Wrd terback Don Meredith holds his leg nd Sunday. grimaces in pain after being injured in

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