Del Rio News Herald from Del Rio, Texas on September 20, 1982 · Page 5
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Sports M ftto, (Ttxfft) NIWt-HltALO, MMM*. Campbell sparks Oilers by Seattle HOUSTON <AP) - The Seattle Seahawks once again brought out the belt In Houston's Earl Campbell while quarterback Glfford Nlelien and the offense's first-half performance brought out the worst In Otter fans. Nielsen was booed in the first half Sunday and the fans' impatience also was reflected In the Astrodome graffiti. One sign paid tribute to the Oilers as "The vanishing playoff team" while another said "Do the fans a favor - strike." But the fans were all cheering with 53 seconds to play after Nielsen directed the winning touchdown drive, capped by Campbell's 12-yard touchdown run, that lifted the Oilers to a 23- 21 victory. Campbell's touchdown brought the Oilers to a pulsating come- ffom-behind victory started after Seattle's Jim Zorn came off the bench to engineer two fourth- quarter touchdowns and give the Seahawks a 21-17 lead with 5:42 to play. "I feel good enough about the final drive, but we should have put the game away earlier," said Nielsen, who finished with 17 completions on 38 attempts for 131 yards. "I was frustrated too. With a defense like Seattle's, you ha veto be patient." Seattle Coach Jack Patera still was angered about an apparent interception by safety Kenny Easley during Houston's winning touchdown drive. Easley's theft was ruled out of bounds at the Seattle 2, and the Oilers went on to score. "It wasn't close," Patera said. "He was at least a yard (in bounds). There was no decision to be made. We played well enough to win. I think it is a tremendous crime the way the game ended up." It was the second consecutive year Seattle had been punctured by Campbell, who had not gained 100 yards since he faced the Seahawks 15 games ago. Campbell's touchdown run gave him 142 yards on 30 carries. A year ago, he had 186 yards on 39 carries. Cowboys hit late to rout Cards ST. LOUIS (AP) - Danny White threw two touchdown passes but knew where to give equal credit for a National Football League victory by the Dallas Cowboys. "The key to the second half was the running game," said White after passing for 2M yards In a 24-7 triumph Sunday over the St. Louis Car* dinals. "If you don't establish the run, you haven't got anything." Until Dallas, 1-1, was able to solve stunting defenses by St. Louis, also 1-1, the outcome appeared in doubt. Then the Cowboys, aided by changes they made at halftime, sprang Tony Dorsett on runs of 9,7 and 9 yards. The gallops opened paths, and a lengthy screen pass afterward quickly set up the go-ahead touchdown. "As long as a team isn't establishing the running game, the linebackers can afford to play passes," said Whttt, who _ of 21 and M yards to DOM Pearson In the first and foarta ^ m .^. w . "We made some adjustmsats, aaaatialr tall* line blocking," the Dallas muSSST** "I thought the protection got battar aa taa i went along. It was a in they were doing and could hold them down." At that, the Cowboys cas»t eloaa to OHm behind after battling their OBfoaas* to aW standoff at haUUme. Neil Lomax, by rifling a fr/ard L Marsh and sending Wayne Morris aa run, marched the Cards to a first Dallas 33 In the third quarter, roar however, the St Louis quarterback „__ Harvey Martin's grasp and waa fercad to the ball intentionally. SMU tests TCU, Baylor visits Tech in SWC openers By The Associated Press point conversion to nip Air Force 31-30. going to be easy having lost 15 starters off the "We were outcoached and oatatayaaY* saM By The Associated Press The Southwest Conference gets down to family feudin' this weekend. Southern Methodist, the No. 6 ranked team in the country, takes on the suddenly deflated Texas Christian Horned Frogs in Texas Stadium, while the Baylor Bears travel to Lubbock to joust with the Texas Tech Red Raiders. SMU blistered Texas-El Paso 31-10 Saturday while TCU was being flogged 30-19 by Kansas. Baylor was idle, but Texas Tech rallied behind Jim Hart's three touchdown passes and a vital two- Headline-makers in SWC Texu Arlington. But TUB DrfMM TexM'JMvirdtvi.UUh. Erie Dfetenoa oflwTnyird touchdown run vi, TMM-EI PIIO. Dlckerton oVs«I, II cirrta lor 1« yirdi and two toucMowni. BertPMtatPeiforaince Texts AiM's Gtry Kublik vs. Texas- yiril vs. T«xu- ArflS^22ol3« for 2S3yird» and three MUM. •nnff MflMhMpMtnnt Texu AMTi DivWHirdy vs. Texas- Arlington, (Kid (oils of 31,41,41, and 57 yardi. MoMCroelilPUy Ttxu Tech qturttrbtck Jim Hart's two point conversion pisi to Troy Smith with 5:00 to play to give the Red Raiders * 11-10 victory over Air Force. point conversion to nip Air Force 31-30. The remainder of the SWC schedule is more intersectional warfare. After last weekend, the SWC stands 8-7 against outside foes. This week Arkansas, a 29-17 winner over Navy, hosts Mississippi; Houston, a 24-10 loser to Arizona State, entertains Lamar University in the Astrodome; Rice, a 30-7 loser to Tulane, plays its third straight Louisiana opponent by tackling LSU on the road; Texas, a 21-12 victor over Utah, hosts Missouri; and Texas A&M, a 61-22 winner over Texas-Arlington, greets Louisiana Tech at Kyle Field. The SWC was 3-4 before Saturday's games. Texas Tech 31, Air Force 30 LUBBOCK — Texas Tech played catchup all night but shot down Air Force when it counted, and the 31-30 victory sends the Red Raiders into SWC play this week with renewed spirit. "We needed this win bad," said Tech Coach Jerry Moore, reveling in his second victory in two years. "This kind of game, coming from behind, was what we needed." Texas 21, Utah 12 AUSTIN — The defending Cotton Bowl champion Texas Longhorns realized the new season wasn't going to be easy having lost 15 starters off the nation's second-ranked team. But nobody told them it was going to be this hard. Texas finally subdued stubborn Utah 21-12 before 70,000 homestanding fans in 95-degree heat. Texas may have found itself a starting tailback in Darryl Clark, who ran low and hard, gaining 182 yards on 20 carries. Texas was the last major collegiate football team to open its season. Kansas 30, TCU 10 LAWRENCE, Kan. — It was TCU's chance to shine before the regional television cameras, but the Horned Frogs suffered big play fright in a 30-19 loss to Kansas. The TCU secondary gave up 207 passing yards. Also the Jayhawks stung the Froggies for 188 yards rushing. TCU did finally work All-American receiver Stanley Washington into its offense, hitting him with five passes for 144 yards. Arkansas 29, Navy 17 LITTLE ROCK — You would have thought Arkansas had lost from the long faces in the Razorback dressing room after a tough 29-17 victory over Navy. "We were outcoached and ovtptayed," Arkansas Coach Lou oltt, who muat raf team for an Intenectlonal grudge gaaat Mississippi this weekend. COLLEGE STATION from its disappointing AMI sniotiMrfaut1taaa£n another non^maljor opponent in LoutstaMTeak "If we keep everybody healthy oa eflaatt, «•*• be able to move the ball and do some goal (thm* said Coach Jackie Sherrlll, enjoying UaM victory at AltM. Quarterback Gary KuMak raised his twegaaa passing record to 45 completions for 4*1 yards aad four touchdowns by connecting on U of SI tor threescores against Texas>ArUagton. Tulitnttf.fHftff TULANE - The bad news is thai plea has to come back to Louisiana again this weateaxt The Owls were thumped 104 by Ttriaaa aad couldn't produce a touchdown uatOl l:9llafk to play, when Phil Money hit tight and Deroa Mttar with a 14-yard scoring pass. Rice has to travel to Baton Rouge this gatarday. Astros trying to stop Braves again LOS ANGELES (AP) - The Houston Astros did the Los Angeles Dodgers a large favor last week by winning three straight games from Atlanta, knocking the Braves out of the top spot in the National League West. And tonight at the Astrodome, the Astros go against the Braves again in the start of a critical three-game series. The Braves trail the Dodgers by 2Vfr games after the events of Sunday when, for a time, it appeared Atlanta would slash a game off Los Angeles' lead. Atlanta had already won its game in Cincinnati, and the Dodgers were losing again to Houston. They were down to their last out, in fact. Then, dramatically, Pedro Guerrero slashed a bases-loaded double tq left-center in the bottom of the 10th inning, the tying and winning runs raced homo and the Dodgers pulled out another one, beating the Astros, 5-4. So, instead of having their lead trimmed to IVa games, the Dodgers cling to a 2 1 /a-game advantage heading into the final two weeks of the season. Los Angeles has 12 games left, Atlanta has 13 remaining. The Dodgers' latest victory was a stunning one. After being blanked the night before, they were trailing again, 3-0, when Ron Coy sent a charge through the near-capacity crowd of 48,110 with a three-run homer in the sixth, -a whistling liner that crashed into the left field pavilion. Then, when the Astros pushed across a run in the top of the 10th, it appeared the the Dodgers were about to squander another strong pitching job by Fernando Valenzuela. Valenzuela, 19-12, has lost some tough ones lately and he took Sunday's win in stride, saying, "You lose some close games, then you win one like this. Yes, baseball has a way of balancing out." Mariners 9 rookies topple Rangers, 9-7 SEATTLE (AP) — Who said experience is everything? Nineteen-year-old pitcher Edwin Nunez and 20-year-old catcher Orlando Mercado, who have a combined total of nine major league appearances, gave the Texas Rangers a lesson Sunday in the power of youthful exuberance as the Seattle Mariners downed Texas, 9-7. Nunez, 1-1, making only his third start, held the Rangers to three hits and one run in five Innings as he struck out six and walked none before a blister on the middle finger of his throwing hand stopped him from taking the mound in the sixth. Mercado, who was signed by the Mariners at the age of 16, started his first major-league game and belted a grand-slam homerun for his first career hit. Such auspicious beginnings caused Mariners pitching coach Dave Duncan to comment, "It's really hopeful to see young guys come up and play like they did." Nunez, youngest player in the majors, opened the season as the Mariners' fifth starter, but was optioned to Salt Lake City's AAA club after he suffered a chip fracture of the left hand. The injury came when he punched a clubhouse door following his second start in April. A sore shoulder put the youngster on the disabled list for much of tne summer, but he was recalled by the Mariners on Sept. 6. At the same time, Seattle brought up his Pacific Coast League battery mate: Mercado. The Rangers reached Nunez for a lone run in the third on George Wright's llth homer of the season, which evened the score at 1-1. UNEMA PUUM ITS Cantu 775-98?8 MY PLACE DRAPERIES Mlnlbllfidt • Vertical Louvers Woven Woods .lined Draperies QWieount loeotod At Illlt Wostern Wear FREE ESTIMATES Call Norltto Coo at 77S-OI31 U Vllllta Shopping Center AM S«aU Tuesday TW 1st Show Starts Sal. ft Sun. Sjudanl Friday Only Stniw Citiztn Over 65 anytime. 7:00 9:30 I. All Otflcef and i 0*nll«n«n (R) II. 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