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St. Louis Post-Dispatch from St. Louis, Missouri · Page 108

St. Louis, Missouri
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Sunday, October 10, 1971
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8E Sun., Oct. 10, 1971 m$tw 3Arrt II k J i FOLLOW THE BOUNCING BALL: Missouri defensive end Dan Borgard reaches for a loose ball after a first-quarter fumble by Nebraska fullback Bill Olds. Missouri's Huskers j D FROM PAGE ONE ! Texas Saturday, now give the Midlands three extremely formid-! able teams. j Nebraska, using big Jeff Kinney and other muscle men j inside to set up and complement Tagge's keepers and passes, wvas denied a score for more than a third of this afternoon's game, the league opener for both teams. : Because, however, Nebraska's defense is tremendous and : - Missouri's offense only a shell of the past, the outcome was as Z inevitable as the quick kick, which has become 01' Mizzou's 1 most reliable weapon. J7" '" Back on their heels, the Tigers quick-kicked four times this 2 game and the last one, when Nebraska obviously was looking . I for it, was blocked and produced a safety as part of the snow- .balling effect that permitted the Cornhuskers to put the game away by halftime, when they led by 16-0. J.T Missouri used a Nebraska fumble at the visitors' 42 and a 16-yard pass from Chuck Roper to Mike Fink to achieve first " down on the Huskers' 26 in the opening minutes. But the Tigers - never had it so good again offensively until late in the third period, when a personal foul permitted Mizzou to retain possession and then a juggled pass, from Ed Johndrow to fellow sophomore John Kelsey, carried to the Husker 15. ; Johndrow, making his varsity debut under trying circumstances, inherited the 16-point halftime deficit and faced a re-Smarkable defense in the red britfhes of the big Cornhuskrs. SThe 20-year-old athlete from Overland Park, Kan., played all Irof the second half and, though he was victimized for three interceptions, he showed flashes of promise as a quarterback who can both run and pass. The jury necessarily will be out for some time and any "pre-judgment of the rookie would be unfair and unwise. As 1 Tagge proved, first impressions are not always best of even , ri8ht- t Tagge took his team 67 yards in 14 plays for Nebraska's first touchdown, which came belatedly after 6 minutes 18 sec-Tonds of the second period. He threw a 13-yard play-action pass tto swift, elusive little Johnny Rodgers, ran a keeper for 15, ; screen-passed to fullback Bill Olds for 10, pitched out to Rodg-I ers on an option for eight and then stuck the ball in Kinney's 1 belly for the final yard. Defensively, Lorenzo Brinkley did a commendable job. I trying to cover the shifty Rodgers, one on one. But in the sec- ond period with Nebraska ahead by 7-0, Brinkley fielded a " punt unwisely inside his own 10-yard line so that, handicapped by a penalty when they might have had a touchback and the J ball at the 20, the Tigers were forced to operate from their 4- yard line. Ever see boys trying to run against men? That's what it ; seemed when Nebraska hogged the ball for 108 possessions and ; permitted the Kitty Kats to have it for only 48 plays. Missouri I was held to nine yards rushing and 113 overall. The futility seemed particularly evident when the Tigers r were deep in their own territory, especially after they had used V up their quick-kick quota and were penned back there at the 4. By second down Nebraska's safety man had begun to drift ,' back. By third down he was playing deep center field and i middle guard Monte Johnson had hurried in off the Huskers Tbench to reinforce the Big Red rush. The hope was that Missouri might fake the quick kick, now a staple in the Tigers' limited bag of tricks, and have Jack Bastable fake the kick and pass. However, dutifully, Bastable took Roper's pitchback and kicked. Johnson, the man with a message from the bench, broke through and blocked the ball, which rebounded out of the end zone. The safety extended Nebraska's lead to 9-0 with 4: 47 left in the half and also resulted in good field position as Rodgers took Mike Farmer's free kick, a punt, and returned 23 yards to the Nebraska 45. The home folks didn't like a couple of the officials' calls in a 55-yard Nebraska drive that beat the halftime clock by 1:13. , Rodgers made a good catch at the Missouri 45, if he managed to stay in bounds long enough and a quick whistle nullified a pass and fumble when Tagge threw as he was being tackled at the 16. With third and 8 at the 14, Tagge passed to tight end Jerry List just inches short of first down and, after Kinney got more than enough for the first down, he loped over from the 3-yard line. In the third period, Tagge and playmates went 73 yards to score in just six plays. The quarterback spread the defense and dunked a pass over the middle to Kinney, coming out of the backfield, for 36 yards. On the touchdown a 28-yard pass play from Tagge to Rodgers the shifty flanker carried Brinkley piggyback fashion the last six yards into the end zone. Later in the period, facing third and 11 at his 19, Tagge passed to Rodgers for 25, and Huskers had an 80-yard march Rolla Squares Record, 7-6 Special to the Post-Dispatch MILWAUKEE, Wis., OcC? The University of Missouri-Rolla marched 70 yards to score early in the second quarter on a two-yard run by Les Clark and John Key added the extra point from placement that produced a 7-6 nonconference football victory over the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Saturday night. The Miners, squaring their season record at 2-2, drove to the Wisconsin-Milwaukee one in the third quarter but couldn't score. The Panthers, also 2-2, moved past midfield only once in the second half. MO. I.-FIOI LA 7, WIS.-MIIAV. fi MO. 1.-ROI.I.A O I O 07 WIS. -MIl.W AlKKE 6 0 0 06 v.t Barnett 2 run (kick failed) .1U-R Clark 2 run (Key kick) ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH Rip MU Individual Statistics RUSHING NEBRASKA M1SSOIRI .No. Ids. Kinney 23 88 Tagge 9 85 Olds 13 6t Damkroger 6 36 Dixon 12 30 Rodgers 3 11 Brown son 3 2 Garson 1 7 Hughes 1 9 Carstene 1 2 Butts 1 2 Ao. Ids. Roper 2 6 Bastable 10 2 Johnson 2 1 Nichols 1 3 Johndrow 6 4 Mauser 2 11 Total 23 9 Total 73 334 PASSING Comp. Att. Int. Yds. Long Tagge fN) 16 28 0 234 36 Brownson (N) 5 7 0 35 19 Roper i M) 2 6 1 24 16 Johndrow CM) 7 19 2 80 22 PAHS RECEIVING NEBRASKA MISSOURI No. Ids. No. Yds. 2 24 Kinney 4 62 Fink 3 32 Kelsey 5 106 Henley cox Rodgers Olds Longwell 2 List 2 Garson 1 F.Andson 1 Caretens 1 n LinK IS Johnson l.i 19 Totals 9 104 Totals 21 269 Pl.VTING NKBRSKA MISSOURI No. Yd. Avg. No. Yd. Av Hughs 3 109 36 3 Bstbl 4 144 36.0 Farmr 6 225 37.5 Bill Orsi puts an end to Old's progress with a shoe-top tackle. (Post-Dispatch Photo by Gene Pospeshil) For 603 in motion. Olds got 21 on a draw play and, overcoming an offside penalty, Tagge passed for nine yards to split end Woody Cox at the 1-yard line. Tagge sneaked over on the last play of the third period giving Nebraska a 30-0 lead and then college football's win-ningest coach, Devaney, excused No. 14 and turned over his horses to the one-time alternate jockey, Brownson. The 6-3, 185-pound Brownson, a Shenandoah, la., athlete who would be first string on many teams, called signals for a final 51-yard drive in which he mixed running with a good play-action pass to Glen Garson for 19 to the 11. Reserve halfback Jeff Hughes got the last nine yards on a pitchout off a quarterback option. The victory ran Nebraska's record to 5-0 this season and left Mizzou with a 1-4 mark, the worst start for the Tigers since they lost their first six games way back in 1955. Nebraska's pranced off after practically matching its 36.2-point scoring average in a performance that must rank as the most impressive display against a Mizzou team until. Well, at least until the Tigers face those two other Big Eight candidates for No. 1, Colorado and Oklahoma. Onofrio Vse Him COLUMBIA, Mo., Oct. 9 -The inclination in the Missouri locker room after Saturday's 36-0 pasting at the hands of Nebraska was to commend the Cornhuskers highly and then look down the road to the next signpost. Thus, the No. 1 topic was the second-half appearance of sophomore Ed Johndrow at quarterback because the Nebraska jury aheady had disallowed all the other motions made by Missouri coach. "I had been thinking about Johndrow all along," said coach AI Onofrio, "and we had reached the point where I had to use him or forget about him for the year. I just believe we need Johndrow's quickness in there along with his passing. "This is no criticism of Chuck Roper. And I am not saying at this point who is No. 1. But with Mike Farmer not able to play quarterback right now, we seemed to need Johndrow." The 6-foot-l, 185-pounder did nothing in the game that Brent wood senior Roper hadn't done earlier, but there was a general feeling that it was hardly a fair test. By the time Johndrow got into the game, the Tigers trailed 16-0 and the Huskers were free-wheeling and utterly contemptuous of Missouri's running game. "When you can't make even a little bit of yardage running the ball," said Onofrio, "you might as well forget your game plan. All Nebraska had to do was put a lot of people deep and wait for us to throw." Onofrio, who had tried to avoid calling plays for his quarterbacks earlier in the season, had to do it for Johndrow. He alternated wide receivers John Henley and Ed Glosson with the calls. "That was because of John-drows inexperience, of course, said the coach. "But you'll never be right unless you try something." Onofrio impatiently shrugged aside suggestions that Nebraska was too big for the Tigers or even too quick for them. "They were just too good for us," he said. "We've beaten bigger teams and quicker teams." Pete Buha, Missouri's safety, told how it felt to be on the receiving end of Nebraska's balanced offense. "You never knew how they were going to come at you," said the husky senior from Aff-ton. "I had been waiting for Jeff Kinney (running back) to pull that little delay and then run a pattern down the middle. I watched him every play. "Then, all at once, I was distracted by a receiver in the flat and the next thing I knew, Kinney had grabbed the pass and was gone," The 36-yard completion from quarterback Jerry Tagge was Yards On Johndrow: Or Forget Him the big play in Nebraska's third touchdown drive. Clay Cooper, chief assistant to Onofrio, had grudging admiration for the Cornhusker blocking scheme that made Tagge's option runs so effective. 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"You played a good football game," shouted coach Bob Devaney over the din. "It's hard to tell which unit did best. . ." "The offense ... the offense," shouted a number of voices. "Defense . . . defense," shouted others. "The films will decide," interrupted Devaney. "That was a good football team you beat. So enjoy it and remember, there's Kansas next week. Meanwhile, let's not do anything tonight that will get us into any trouble." Jerry Tagge was astonished when he learned he had broken his own Cornhusker record with 319 total yards. "Unbelieveable," said Tagge grinning. "I knew things started to work out there. And they were letting me run a little on the option. Their ends were playing our fullback (who trails the quarterback to take pitch-outs) and that was the right thing to do. Certainly, Bill Olds is a better runner than I am. "What surprised me is that they didn't catch me a little sooner than they did." Tagge, sacked a few times by the Tiger pass rush, showed a net of only 85 yards but his keepers were the key third-down plays of the first two Nebraska scoring drives. "Our game plan was to run right at them," said Tagge, "and we actually expected them to shut down on us better than they did. And we never dreamed we could get wide on them, but one thing started to work and then another. "We changed our passing a little at halftime. We had planned to throw to Johnny Rodgers (slotback) in the flat. It worked last year, but they covered him there. So in the second half, we had Johnny fake a little 'out' pattern and then break straight downfield. That seemed to trouble Missouri and Johnny made some great c a t c h e s." (Rodgers caught five for 106 yards and a touchdown.) Devaney admitted that a frontal assault o n Missouri's line represented a switch in Nebraska thinking. terback. But they'd wipe out our linebackers until we started to stunt a little in the second half. Then, I think we brought it under control." There was one bright spot in the day for Missouri. As far as anyone could tell, nobody was seriously hurt. But, of course, there could be a crop of late-blooming bruises by Monday. -BECK famous "For one thing," said college football's winningest (best percentage) football coach, "this is the best blocking line I've had at Nebraska. For another, we saw some things in the films of the Missouri-Army game that led us to believe we could run. "I was very proud of our Auburn Burns S. Miss. AUBURN, Ala., Oct. 9 (AP) tions which accounted for 100 in the two scoring drives. Pat Sullivan rifled three ya,ds and one touchdown. Auburn tried to defeat South-touchdown passes Saturday giv- S1ulliv?n j1'1 0n 23 f 3? pasSeS f on the grou!ld in ll?e fi'st , ' 6 and picked up 238 yards. half and got nowhere. When the ing fourth-ranked Auburn a Southern quarterback Rick Tigers returned after the in-shaky 27-14 college football vie- Donegan completed 12 passes termission, Sullivan immedi- tory over southern Mississippi, lerry beasley equaled his own record with 11 pass recep- Musso, 'Bam a Clobber Vandy NASHVILLE, Tenn., Oct. 9 (AP) - Alabama tailback Johnny Musso broke one Southeast Conference record and moved closer to another as the Crimson fide laced error-prone Vanderbilt, 42-0, Saturday night. Musso broke the conference record for career touchdowns by running untouched for a 17-yard score in the first quarter. It gave him 32 career TDs, breaking the mark of 31 set by Georgia's Charlie Trippi in the 1940s. Musso, who only played three quarters, also ran a two-point conversion in the third quarter, giving him a career total of 194 points-10 short of the SEC record of 204 set by Georgia Tech's Billy Lothridge between 1961 and 1963. Vanderbilt, now 2-2-1 overall and 1-1 in the SEC, turned the ball over to Alabama three Fair-mount Results (TOR SATURDAY) FIRST RACE (6f) Colonel Anson Jr. (Young) 5.20, 3.40. 3.20 Fighting Queen (Bolin) 4.40, 3.20-Flossie's Dream (Garcia) 5.00 Time 1:13 2-5. SECOND RACE (5f) Bally Blue-belle (Ebardt) 14.80, 7.60, 5.20-Baggage Smasfier (Beck) 7.40', 5.00; Blushing Denise (Garcia) 5.40. Time 1:07 2.s DAILY POI BI.E (2-8) paid K45.00 THIRD RACE (6f) Purification (Gonzalez i 15.00, 5.00, 4.00; Red Chef iStevens) 3.40, 3.00; Bob's RouKhkneck (Capizzi) 3.20. Time 1:12 1-5. FOCRTH RACE (8 f.) Kullah Rullah (Houghton) 8.00. 4.(10, M.OO; Buger Boy (Oonzalezi 3.80, 2.60: Plague (Stevens. 3.20. Time 1:12 3-5. FIFTH HACK (6f.)-Craft v Babv (Rosier), 30.00. 8.60, 5. SO; Colony Bu (Garcia). 4 liO. 3.00; he-Punch (Boatwrlgfht), 4.00. Time 1 :13 3-5. l IMXI.A (3-6) paid 48.S() SIXTH RACK (5'D Rinky Dink iMullinsI 4.60, 2.80, 2.60: Go Go Paeo Gall) 3.40. 3.00: Hy Hurry i Ebardt) 5.00. Time 1:05 3-5. SKVKXTII RACE (6fi Mima Marx iRaineyi 4.60, 2.60, 2.60; Our Santiago (Gonzalez i 3.20. 3.00; Same Old Kiss (Landing) 3.40. Time 1 :12 3-5. QtT.NELl.A (3-8) Paid $'1.80 EIGHTH RACE (6fi Scattered Clouds (Landing) 8.20. 3.80. 2. SO: Kentucky Flipper i Anderson) 3.00, 2.60; La Rea (Gall) 2.80. Time 1:10 4-5. XINTH RACE dm. 70yds) Island Host (Hinojosai 6.40, 4.00, 3.40; Amadot (Landing) 3.40. 3.00; Our Cadillac (Cappacetti) 5.20. Time 1 :44. PERFECT A (6-8) paid S23.80 Attendance 5917; handle $423,876. Pro Basketbal SATCRDAY'S EXHIBITION GAMES Cincinnati (NBA) 107, Cleveland (NBA) 104 Baltimore (NBA) vs. New York i ABA) at Commack, N. Y., postponed, wet floor barr IQIIBcIRsE ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL Amazes Tagge team today. Missouri was the best defensive team we've faced this season and 603 yards . . . well, that speaks well of execution. "I mean it when I say I thought the Missouri defense was very tough today. 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Style Size Color 2nd Color Charge Account No. Name Cash Address Charge City State Zone Add 4 tax on Missouri and Illinois deliveries. Shipping charges extra outside our regular delivery tone. No C.O.D.'s. Add 75e delivery charge on orders under $7.51. P-1 0-1 0-71 -870 enzo Brinkley) who was covering Rodgers. I thought he did a fine job." Devaney refused to say that this Nebraska team, regardless of its No. 1 ranking, was his best. "It's a little bit early in the season for that," he said. ately went to work throwing the football He threw a one-yard scoring pass to Bobby Robinett, another for 20-yards to Dick Schmalz, and the final touchdown, for one yard, to Beasley. SOUTHERN MISS 0 14 0 014 AlBlRN 7 O 14 627 A Henley 1 run (Jett kick) SM Orange 1 run (Guy kick) SM Orange 1 run (Guy kick) A Robinett 1 pass from Sullivan Jett kick) A Schmalz 20 pass from Sullivan (Jett kick) A Seaslev l pass from Sullivan (kick failed) Atendance 42.000 estimated. STATISTICS SM Auburn First downs Yards rushing Yards passing Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 20 19 105 7S 196 238 13 105 20-34-2 23-40-1 5-49 5-35 1 0 21 8 y:::::;:-;f Phone State i i 1 i r 1 rn r --! ir " -ii-"

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