The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 22, 1981 · Page 26
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The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas · Page 26

Salina, Kansas
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Sunday, November 22, 1981
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Page 26 The Salina Journal — Sunday, November 22, iWl Seniors prope KU to victory By JIM SMALL Journal Correspondent LAWRENCE - A Hollywood script writer couldn't have concocted a more fitting ending. Two Kansas seniors, one a record- setting linebacker and the other a little-used quarterback who had thrown just 12 passes all season, led the Jay- hawks to a 19-11 upset over Missouri here Saturday. Kyle McNorton, the linebacker, and Steve Smith, the quarterback, closed out their collegiate careers Just the way they wanted to — on a winning note. "I'm not sad right now," McNorton said of playing his final game before a Memorial Stadium crowd. "It hasn't hit home yet. But tomorrow morning I'll probably wake up and think about it. Right now I'm just thinking about Missouri. We beat Missouri." The victory keeps KU's bowl hopes alive and ended a three-game losing streak to Missouri, during which KU had been outscored, 134-13. Smith entered the game with about six minutes left in the first quarter when starting quarterback Frank Seurer was forced out with a dislocted right elbow. It was the first action Smith has seen this season since a 20-7 loss to Oklahoma State on Oct. 10. Although he completed only five passes for 48 yards, Smith was a driving force in the KU victory, especially in the second half when KU scored all of its points. "He's been playing behind Frank, but he never complains," KU head coach Don Fambrough said of Smith. "He's always there when we need him. I guess that's what football is all about." Smith, who started five games for the Jayhawks last season, compared Saturday's game and KU's entire season to his high school days at Emporia. "When I was in high school, each year we got a little better," Smith said. "In the five years I've been at KU (he was redshirted in 1978) we've improved each year. We were 3-8 in 1979, 4-5-2 last year and this year 8-3. It's great." Smith led Emporia to a state football championship as a senior. McNorton, who became KU's all- time leading tackier two weeks ago against Iowa State, had a phenominal game, against Missouri. The 6-1, 220- pound Topekan collected 15 tackles against the Tigers, nine of which were unassisted. McNorton consistently penetrated Missouri's offensive line, nailing Tiger ball carriers four times behind the line of scrimmage for seven yards in losses. McNorton also broke up two passes and even returned a punt for eight yards. With about two and a half minutes remaining in the third quarter, KU's Elvis Patterson got a hand on Eric Schmidt's punt at the Missouri 19-yard line. The ball was fielded at the MU 49 by McNorton, who was running backwards to help set up the punt return, and he returned the ball to the MU 41. "I returned a few punts in high school, but none in college," McNorton said with a big smile. "It seemed like forever for that ball to come down." The game was a physical one, which saw a number of Missouri players leave with injuries. "The defense did what we needed to do," McNorton said. "We were hitting them real hard. It was probably the hardest hitting game we've played all year." The fact that McNorton will graduate after KU's first winning season since 1976 leaves him with bitter-sweet emotions. "It's just beginning for the Jay- hawks," he said. "I just wish I could be back with them next year." Cowboys blast Iowa State, 27-7 AMES, Iowa (UPI) — Quarterback Rusty Hilger fired two touchdown passes to John Chesley and ran for another score Saturday, enabling Oklahoma State to defeat Iowa State, 27-7, in a Big Eight Conference game. The victory improved the Cowboys overall record to 7-3, moved them into second place in the Big Eight and earned them a trip to the Independence Bowl in Shreveport, La., Dec. 12. The loss ended the Cyclones' bowl aspirations, dropping them to 5-5-1 overall and 2-4-1 in conference play. The injury-plagued Cyclones, who were ranked No. 10 at one time, ended the regular season by dropping four straight Big Eight games. Both teams opened with a lackluster first period, thwarting their offensive drives with costly turnovers. However, despite below-freezing temperatures, the Cowboys rallied in the second quarter to score 24 unanswered points and send many of the 46,387 ISU fans home early. •The Cowboys scored first with 11:17 left in the half on freshman Larry Roach's 47-yard field goal. The field goal was his 17th of the season — an NCAA single-season record for a freshman. Roach upped that mark to 18 in the third quarter with a 26-yard boot. Iowa State's offense continued to sputter against the awesome Cowboy defensive front line, which held the Cyclones to minus 7 yards rushing for the game. After ISU running back Dwayne Crutchfield fumbled to give the Cowboys the ball on the Cyclone 45, osu First downs 21 Rushes-yards 49-225 Passing yards 188 Return yards 66 Passes 16-27-0 Punts 2-47.5 Fumbles-lost 4-4 Penalties-yards 9-84 Time of possession 33:27 ISU 12 29-(-7) 16) 10 17-38-3 7-35.6 2-1 6-56 26:33 We Sell STIHL chain saws W< wrvlci ill Vernon Comfort br « ndt »' clwln ""' AAA RENTS & SALES 1128 E. Crawtord • 29-417] •21-1131 hit Chesley with a 16-yard TD strike with 7:44 left in the half. Four plays later, pressure from the Cowboy pass rush forced quarterback John Quinn's first of two interceptions in the half when Roderick Fisher picked off his errant toss. OSU marched 46 yards in six plays and capped the scoring drive with a Hilger to Chesley pass for a 24-yard TD with 3:56 left in the half. Quinn was intercepted again when he threw under pressure — this time by Mike Green, who returned the ball to the ISU 25. Hilger set up the Cowboys' third TD of the second quarter on a 15-yard pass to running back Shawn Jones, who took the ball to the one-yard line with 18 seconds left. Hilger, making only his second start of the year, then dove over from the 1 to give OSU a 24-0 halftime lead and its highest point production in one quarter since they tallied 28 against Kansas State in 1975. Iowa State's only score came at 10:32 in the final period when Crutchfield scored on a 3-yard run, making him the first Iowa State player to score more than 100 points in a season. He scored 104 points on 17 touchdowns and a 2-point conversion. Crutchfield, the Big Eight's top rusher who has been hobbled by a nagging ankle injury, was limited to 26 yards on 16 carries. He ended the season with 1,189 yards and compiled 2,501 during his two years at Iowa State. Oklahoma Slate 0 24 3 0 — 27 Iowa State 0 007—7 OkS—FG Roach 41 OkS—Chesley 16 pass from Hilger (Roach kick) OkS—Chesley 24 pass from Hilger (Roach kick) OkS-Hllger 1 run (Roach kick) OkS—FG Roach 26 ISU—Crutchfield 3 run (Glffords kick) A—46,387 PIZZA HUT® FOR FAST tDELIVERYl * SERVICE 823-9134 Thur. 5 p.m.-ll:30 p.m. Fri.-S»t. 5 p.m.-12:30 p.m. •HIZZA •SANDWICHES •SALAD •HAS I A 'HOP ON THE TURF — A trio of Kansas Jayhawks swarm on George Shorthose (right) after the Missouri running back fumbled during second-quarter action of KU's 19-11 victory Saturday. Kansas cor- UPI Photo nerback Tony McNeely (left center) recovered the ball. Also chasing the loose pigskin were Jay- hawks Broderick Thompson (bottom) and Rod De- merritte (28). Arguello wins title fight LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI) Alexis Arguello sent challenger Roberto Elizondo to the canvas three times Saturday en route to a seventh-round knockout and the second successful defense of his World Boxing Council world lightweight title within seven weeks. The end came at 3:07 of the seventh when Arguello delivered a hard left to the body and as Elizondo slumped, the champion hit the challenger in the head with a grazing right hand to deck the WBC No. 3 contender for the count. Elizondo crawled to a sitting position on the ropes, but the fight was over. "I asked him if he wanted to continue," said referee Joey Curtis, "but he said 'no' and I continued the count." The beginning of the end came earlier in the round when Arguello, 135, delivered a right-hand bomb to the chin and sent Elizondo, 133%, to the canvas. After Curtis made a mandatory eight count and permitted the fight to continue, Arguello stalked his opponent, waiting for the opportunity, to deliver the knockout punch. The first knockdown of the fight occurred in the fourth round when Arguello, 29, showed his counterpunching ability. "I need a good vacation," said Arguello, who won the lightweight title June 27 with a decision over James Watt in London, and, in his first defense, knocked out Ray "Boom Boom" Mancini in the 14th round Oct. 3 in Atlantic City. KW alumni tops Coyotes Dave Brown scored 18 points to lead the Kansas Wesleyan alumni to an 8770 victory over the varsity Coyotes Saturday night in the Muir Physical Education Center. Freshman Derek Brown also tallied 18 points to pace the varsity, while Brad Bingesser and Jeff McCall added 11 and 10 points respectively. The alumni rolled to a 43-31 halftime lead. KW ALUMNI (87) Smith 2 2-5 6, D. Brown 7 4-7 18, Rietzke 2 0-1 4, M. Brown 8 0-0 16, A. Brown 1 0-0 2, Speon 6 2-4 14, Riedel 9 0-0 18, Ldha 1 0-0 2, Gardener 0 2-2 2, Foster 1 0-0 2. Totals 36 13-19 87. KW(70) Campbell 4 0-0 8, Clark 2 1-25, Williams 2 0-0 4, Tubbs 1 0-5 2, Bingesser 5 1-2 11, Lambert 3 0-0 6, Hlnchsliff 1 0-0 2, Brown 9 0-1 18, McCall 4 2-2 10, Jeanln 1 0-0 2, Baldrldge 0 2-2 2. Totals 33 61570. Halftime score: Alumni 43, Wesleyan 31. Total fouls: Alumni 19, Wesleyan 25. Stretch drive begins in NFL By United Press International A year ago, the Denver Broncos, the Cincinnati Bengals and the New York Jets were in the lower echelon of the National Football League. This year, with the season entering the home stretch, all three are making big moves toward playoff berths. Denver, which finished 8-8 a year ago and saw coach Red Miller fired at the end of the season, is 8-3 and holds a one-game edge over Kansas City in the AFC West. Cincinnati, 6-8 last year, is 8-3 and has a two-game advantage over Pittsburgh in the AFC Central while the Jets, 4-12 a year ago, have bounced back from an 0-3 start to battle Miami for the AFC East lead. The Broncos and Bengals meet Sunday in Cincinnati and one is bound to maintain its playoff advantage. The Jets take on the Dolphins in New York for first place. Miami is 7-3-1 and holds a one-game edge over the Jets, now 64-1 after going 6-1-1 in their last eight games. The Broncos probably will have to face Cincinnati without starting quarterback Craig Morton, who was leading the NFL in passing before being injured in last week's victory over Tampa Bay. Rookie coach Dan Reeves has indicated that Steve DeBerg, who finished up last week, will start if Morton's sprained right shoulder does not respond to treatment. DeBerg was 10-of-15 for 70 yards and one touchdown against Tampa Bay. "It would be great if the next couple of weeks I could play and Craig got healthy," said DeBerg, who was obtained from San Francisco earlier this year. "He's so valuable and we need him in the playoffs. "I see my value coming next year after I've been exposed to this sytem for a year. No matter what I do now, it will be hard to outshine what Craig's been doing. He's having a great year and he's so motivated because this year may be his last." Cincinnati quarterback Ken Anderson ranks just behind Morton in the passing ratings. Morton has thrown for 2,412 yards and 19 touchdowns while Anderson, apparently healthy after being hobbled by injuries the past few seasons, has thrown for 2,512 yards and 18 TDs. Anderson's six interceptions give him the lowest interception rating among NFL passers. Bengals coach Forrest Gregg is regarded as a stern taskmaster and his strict discipline seems to have turned the Bengals around this season. "We were a team desperately in need of direction and discipline," said linebacker Jim LeClair. "He is such a positive person himself," added guard Dave Lapham. "I think teams reflect the personality of their head coach and he is a tough, disciplined individual himself." The Jets' game against Miami will be their biggest in 12 years, since a loss to Kansas City in the 1969 playoffs. They have not approached first place at this stage of a season since then. The Jets enter the game with a bit of a hex over the Dolphins. New York has won six and tied one game in their last seven meetings. The tie came earlier this season. "We want everyone to continue to play loose," said Jets coach Walt Michaels. "When you play tight, you make mistakes. We have to realize that it's just one game. We have four more after it. It's an important game but we can't put too much emphasis on it. When you think one game's more important than the others, that's when you go out the next week and get your cans knocked off." In other games Sunday, Washington is at Dallas, Seattle at Kansas City, the New York Giants at Philadelphia, Green Bay at Tampa Bay, Pittsburgh at Cleveland, Oakland at San Diego, New England at Buffalo, San Francisco at Los Angeles, Detroit at Chicago, New Orleans at Houston and St Louis at Baltimore. Minnesota is at Atlanta Monday night. Dallas' loss to Detroit last week dropped the Cowboys a game behind Philadelphia in the NFC East. co/viPUTer srore Serving Salina Since 1927. BOLEN WOOD INSURANCE 148 S. 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