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4C Oct. 8, im bl.LOUlS POSi-bio. miu It's the Season's Premiere Racing Attraction! MAKE YOUR RESERVATIONS NOW FOR DINNER, RESERVED OR BOX SEATS CALL 271-1600 DONT DELAY, DO IT NOW! SEVENTEENTH RUNNING 1 Can Mizzou Farmer Pick Apart Cornhuskers? Nebraska Favored Over Mizzou by 7 NEW YORK, Oct 8 (UPI) Nebraska has been rated a seven-point favorite over Missouri for Saturday's contest on the Huskers' home field. In other Big Eight Conference games, the oddsmakers favor Kansas State over Kansas by seven and Colorado over Iowa State by 14. Oklahoma is a 15-point underdog in its battle with Texas and Oklahoma State is favored by points over Texas Christian.

ST. By Bill Beck Purse $30,000 Added Featuring Many of the Midwest's Finest 3-Year-Olds to be ridden by some of the nation's foremost jockeys TO BE RUN THURSDAY NIGHT, OCTOBER 15 things were trifles that looked important because of the position I play. If I were a halfback or a guard, I would have played every game anyhow and you would never have heard about them. Take that broken finger," he continued. 'That had lots to do with the reputation I got last year as being mostly a running quarterback.

But I think lean throw and I think I must pass more and run less. "I like to run but, with the schedule we're playing, I don't know if a quarterback can carry the ball as much as I've been doing and come through without being hurt. "Right now, I'm going to have to be a little more patient and let my receivers run out their patterns before I make my move. I've got to pass more to where I think they're going to be. It would be nice to be able to see the all the way, but with the rush, you can't do it." The combination of Farmer's injuries and Roper's great arm great despite spring surgery for a shoulder separation left Mike running second in the competition for the quarterback job this fall.

"I know there were people who questioned whether I could Huskers Shake Influenza Bug LINCOLN, Oct. 8 (AP) The Nebraska Cornhuskers, slowed by influenza earlier this week, shook off the bug yesterday and put in what coach Bob Devaney described as a good practice in preparation for their meeting here Saturday with Missouri. "All the sick were present and everyone seems to have snapped back from that tired feeling," Devaney said after a workout in drizzling rain. "Of course, once again we're thankful we've got that artificial turf or we might have been in trouble." Center Doug Dumler dislocated two fingers in his right hand in an exercise drill Tuesday but Devaney said he should have no trouble snapping the ball. Husker coaches have virtually ignored films of the Missouri-Air Force game, which Missouri lost.

Devaney said it was not a representative performance. Instead, the coaches have studied the second half of the Mizzou-Minnesota game, and films of the Tigers' games with Baylor and Oklahoma State. RACING NOW thru NOVEMBER 14 Nightly Tuesday thru Saturday POST TIME TONIGHT 8:05 P.M. Completely Enclosed Grandstand and Clubhouse for Your Comfort BUS SERVICE Broadway and Delmar ALL BRIDGES LEAD TO TRACK 1 LOCATED ON U.S. HWY.

460 (Illinois) at ILLINOIS JUNCTION 157 Mike Farmer make it as a Missouri quarter back," Mike admitted. "As late as our last intra-squad game, I told a friend, 'This is my last chance. If I don't do well today, I've lost Floyd Gass, Oklahoma State football coach, was happy to quit talking about the two touchdowns his team gave Missouri in the first 1 minute 56 seconds of last Saturday's 40-20 defeat and turn his attention to something else the Missouri-Nebraska game coming up this weekend. "Those two teams are about as equal as teams can get," said Gass. "What Missouri gives up in size, it takes back in quickness.

It will all depend on the man down under, the quarterback." The "man down under" for Missouri Saturday against the Cornhuskers at Lincoln, will be Mike Farmer, a 6-foot-2, 195-pound working stiff who nobody thought would be there. Farmer, a senior in the pre-" law business course he is fol-; lowing but a junior in eligibility, looked to a a and talked like a coach. "You've got to a team like the he said. "It would be easy to fear them. But you can never go Into a game fearing.

We all know we must play our best and I know we'll put out a great effort. Even so, it boils down to whether we get or make the breaks." As quarterback of a Jefferson City High powerhouse, Farmer met defeat only once in three seasons. As a Missouri freshman in 1967, he suffered a torn knee that needed surgery. After he bounced back from that, his throwing hand was caught between a cement truck and a box car at his summer job. two injuries, plus the arrival at the Mizzou campus of a well-regarded junior college tfansfer, Terry McMillan, brought about a redshirt season for Mike.

Even so, a McMillan appeared a i 1 and a 1 1 Phelps, his backup, s'low, Farmer dressed for all tfie games. Scouts, watching the Tigers that year, almost always zeroed in on No. 14 in warmups noting his fluid passing motion and the zip he put on the ball. "That must be McMillan," they'd say. Then, "Oh, it isn't? Well, he's got a better arm than the other kid (McMillan)." In 1969 as the Tigers raced to a 9-1 season, a share of the Big Eight championship and an Orange Bowl date, Farmer saw little action.

He had a broken finger on his passing hand. What, again? And, hampered by a sprain, he got little benefit from spring practice earlier this year. wasn't surprising then Itarmer found himself wearing the "injury-prone" tag when he reported for fall practice and a struggle with Chuck Roper, Brentwood junior, for the No. 1 quarterback job. refuse to agree that I'm injury-prone," said Farmer.

"The only Injury I've ever had was the knee. Those other Mike did well passing for four touchdowns. All he won, though, was the right to appear in about one-third of the offensive plays in the opening romp over Baylor. Roper, throwing long graceful passes, seemed to be the player most likely to exploit two key I Sears HMMMilSm llllllilllill llliilllilllllllB Mizzou offensive assets re-c i Mel Gray and John Henley. But, with the Tigers trailing, 9-0, against Minnesota after one half in the second game, Farmer came in and engineered a sweaty, 34-12 victory.

No long graceful passes. Instead, there were short homely nes along with Farmer's darting, bruising mmm. option runs. The Air Force game went much the same way except that Mizzou lost, 37-14. When it was over, Farmer had the job nailed.

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His books are no problem. He does it the hard way only on the football field. Regular $23.95 With Trade-in d) izzou Frosh Face Stiff Test LINCOLN, Oct. 10 Missouri's promising freshman football team, laced by five starters from the St. Louis area, will open its abbreviated Big Eight season here tomorrow afternoon against Nebraska's promising yearlings.

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Missouri tailback Joe Moore and Colorado defensive end Herb Orvis got the greatest sup-port from the four-member selection board. The other players nominated were offensive tackle Larron Jackson and defensive tackle Rocky Wallace, both of Mis-" souri; center Don Popplewell of Colorado; safety Tony Washing- ton and kicker Reggie Shoe- make of Iowa State; split end Hermann of Oklahoma State; quarterback Lynn Dickey iof Kansas State; running back JJohn Riggins of Kansas, and linebacker Jerry Murtaugh of Nebraska. Other nominations will be made as the season progresses. Dickey, bothered by bruised ribs that slowed him down in two games and kept him out of one, needs only two more touch-, down passes to break the Big Eight career record held by the 'late Paul Christman of Missouri. Dickey now has 24 TD passes and when he gets two more he will own all of the Big i Eight passing records.

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