The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 23, 1981 · Page 9
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Salina, Kansas
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Monday, November 23, 1981
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Monday, November 23,1981 - The Salina Journal Page 9 Kansas City routs Seahawks, 40-13 By HAROLD BECHARD Sporta Editor KANSAS CITY, Mo. - James Hadnot finally got a chance in the limelight and the second-year fullback from Texas Tech took advantage of it. Hadnot put together his beat per formance as a pro here Sunday afternoon to help the Kansas City Chiefs pin a 40-13 pasting on the Seattle Seahawks before 49,002 fans at Arrowhead Stadium. Hadnot, who has been used mainly as a blocking back for rookie sensation Joe Delaney this season, rushed for a career-high 106 .yards on 10 carries as the Chiefs rolled up 269 yards on the ground against the beleaguered Sea- hawk defense. "I know I can run the football," Hadnot said in the happy Chiefs' locker- room after the game. "I've always been able to run the football. But if they need me to block, I'll block. I take pride in my blocking." But Sunday Hadnot could also take plenty of pride in his running. With Delaney slowed by a slightly bruised knee, Kansas City head coach Marv Levy turned to Hadnot and his other two running backs — Billy Jackson (17 carries for 70 yards) and Curtis Bledsoe(4forl9). "They all ran well and did a very good Job carrying the ball, including Curtis when he was in there near the end," Levy said. "I'm very pleased with all of them. You've got to remember that none of the four have been in Sports The Salina Journal First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing yards Return Yards Passes Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards Sea KC 21 29 23-83 43-269 256 181 18 46 19-30-1 17-22-0 2-37.1 1-49.0 2-1 1-0 2-20 7-60 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING — Seattle-Brown 16-63, Doornlnk 313, S. Smith 2-6, Hughes 2-1. Kansas Clty-Hadnol 10-106, Jackson 17-70, Delaney 11-65, Bledsoe 419, Kenney 1-9. PASSING — Seattle-Zorn 19-30-1 — 258. Kansas City. Kenney 17-22-0—181. RECEIVING — Seattle-Largent 4-63, Brown 4-38, S. Smith 3-45, Doornlnk 3-32, Sawyer 3-26, Johns 1-34, McCullum 1-20. Kansas City. J. Smith 7-70, Marshall 4-51, Delamey 3-31, Hadnot 2-27, Scott 1-2. the league more than a year." Hadnot left a favorable impression on Seattle head coach Jack Patera. "They (Chiefs) did not do anything today that they hadn't done previously," he said. "We were more fearful of what they would do with Delaney and that's not to say that Hadnot is not a quality player. Just take a look at his stats." Levy called his team's offensive performance the best since he's been with Jets, 49ers keep winning By RICHARD ROSENBLATT I UPISporti Writer Jerome Barkum of the New i York Jets and Ray Worsening of ; the San Francisco 49ers have wait- 1 ed their entire careers to be able ( to say what they did Sunday. "I'd have to say it's the biggest ' catch of my career (10 years) because of the position we were in," said Barkum, who caught an 11-yard touchdown pass from Richard Todd with 21 seconds left to lift the Jets to a 16-15 triumph over the Miami Dolphins and into a first-place tie in the AFC East. "This team has been on a downswing for a long time and now we're struggling to get back to the top." Wersching, in his ninth season, kicked a 37-yard field goal as time ran out to give the 49ers a 33-31 victory over the Los Angeles Rams. The triumph moved San Francisco within one victory — or an Atlanta loss tonight against Minnesota — of clinching at least a tie for the NFC West title. "I've had a lot of game-winning kicks but this was easily the biggest because I grew up here," said Wersching of his game-winning kick at Anaheim Stadium. "I had a lot of my friends and my family here and that means more to me than any field goal I've ever kicked." Neither Barkum nor Wersching has ever been to the playoffs. Barkum joined the Jets in 1972, three yean after New York last earned a playoff berth. Wersching came to San Francisco in 1977 after spending his first four seasons with San Diego. But the playoffs appear to be juat around the comer for them after their heroics Sunday. While Barkum was on the receiving end, it was Todd who sparked the Jets. Playing despite a broken rib and wearing a flak jacket, Todd completed 21-of- 38 passes for 203 yards. His hookup with Barkum produced the Jets' first TD at home in eight quarters. "It's sore but winning this game makes a lot of pain go away," said Todd. "I stood on the, sidelines crying after we scored. It was like a dream." The TD tied the game 15-15 and Pat Leahy, who earlier had field goals of 29, 49 and 45 yards, put the Jets ahead with the conversion. The victory left both clubs tied a 7-41 but gave the Jets an edge in the tiebreaker department since they tied Miami earlier and now have beaten the Dolphins. Todd took the Jets 77 yards over the final three minutes on the winning drive with key completions to Wesley Walker for 26 yards and Lam Jones for 12 and 14 yards. Before the drive, the Dolphins had taken a 15-9 lead on Uwe von Schamann's 23-yard field goal after Miami had driven to the Jets 4. , The Jets took a 6-0 lead on Leahy's first two field goals before Miami scored 12 points in the last 4:56 of the half on Tony Nathan's 4-yard run, a safety and von Schamann's 46-yard field goal for a 12-6 lead. New York narrowed the margin on Leahy's 45- yard field goal in the fourth quarter. At Anaheim, the Rams, who lost for the sixth time in their last seven games, had taken a 31-30 lead on a 1- yard TD run by Wendell Tyler. San Francisco got the ball on its 20 and drove to the Los Angeles 19 before letting the clock run down to two seconds. The drive was sparked by a 16-yard pass from Joe Montana — who completed 19-of-30 passes for 283 yards — to Dwight Clark on 3rd-and-6. On the next play, Montana hit Clark with a 15- yard pass to the Rams' 20 and one play later, Wersching delivered his game- winning kick. "All you have to do is concentrate on the situation," said Wenching. "You have to keep your head down and whatever you do, don't look up." San Francisco Coach Bill Walsh called Wersching one of the best kick- en in football. 'Greatest kicker' "He's the greatest kicker in the history of the 49era and perhaps the greatest in the game," said Walsh. "The number of clutch field goals he's kicked is just tremendous. How many times has he kicked a winning field goal for us? It seems to be time after time." The victory was the 49en' eighth in their last nine games and marked the fint time since 1965, that San Francisco has beaten the Ranis twice in a season. The Rams led 17-10 at the half but Amos Lawrence returned the second half kickoff 92 yards for a TD to lift the 49en into a tie. Elsewhere Sunday, Cincinnati toppled Denver, 38-21, Kansas City routed Seattle, 40-13, San Diego walloped Oakland, 55-21, Pittsburgh defeated Cleveland, 32-10, the New York Giants shocked Philadelphia, 20-10, Dallas beat Washington, 24-10, Buffalo nipped New England, 20-17, New Orleans beat (Sea NFL, Page 10) m mr sp v v w -vr^iT^iv^pwr^i^^r^^T^i^^r"^ PIZZA HUT® •SANPVUl HKt> .FAST [VEI SERVICE 823-9134 Sun.-Thur. 5 p.m.-ll:«0 p.m. Frl.-Sat. 5 p.m.-12:SO p.m. the club. The Chiefs piled up 450 yards of total offense, 29 first downs, scored the first six times they touched the ball, did not commit a single turnover and did not punt until only 12 seconds remained in the game. "This certainly was our most consistent offensive performance since I've been here," Levy said. Patera was also impressed with the Chiefs, who improved their record to 84 for the season and gave them a share of first place with Denver in the AFC West. "They looked very good today," he said. "They are a good, solid football team. They look much better now than they did the first time we met. Bill Kenney is a much improved quarterback. He did a great job today." Kenney completed 17-of-22 passes (two were dropped and one was thrown away intentionally) for 181 yards and two touchdowns. "We could do just about anything we wanted today," Kenney said. "We threw long, we threw short and we ran the ball very well." Seattle also had a fine day on offense, especially in the first 25 minutes when it controlled the ball for 17 minutes. But all the Seahawks could muster from their ball control style was a pair of Efren Herrera field goals of 26 and 30 yards. Nick Lowery, who would miss his first extra point in his pro career (it broke a string of 69 straight) later in the game, matched Herrera with field goals of 37 and 24 yards. But the Chiefs broke open the 6-6 game late in the second quarter with a pair of touchdowns 36 seconds apart. The first TD came on a 14-yard pass over the middle from Kenney to J.T. Smith with 1:07 remaining before halftime. The score capped a 73-yard drive in eight plays. The Chiefs scored again three plays later. Strong safety Lloyd Burruss stepped in front of Seattle tight end John Sawyer in the left flat to intercept a Jim Zorn pass. No one touched the rookie from Maryland as he raced 46 yards for the touchdown to give Kansas City a 20-6 lead with 31 seconds remaining. The second half was more of the same as the Chiefs opened the third quarter by driving 75 yards in 10 plays before Jackson scored from a yard out to make it 27-6 with 9:40 remaining in the period. Seattle cut the lead to 27-13 on a 30- yard pass from Zorn to Steve Largent four minutes later, but the Chiefs put the game out of reach in the fourth quarter with Kenney and Willie Scott hooking up with a two-yard touchdown pass and Jackson going over from two yards out five minutes later. Delaney, who played sparingly in the second half, still ended the game with 65 yards on 11 carries to push his season rushing total to 985 yards. The one negative aspect of the game was a knee injury to Kansas City split end Henry Marshall. The sixth-year player from Missouri suffered strained ligaments in his left knee and is expected to be out three to four weeks. 3 3 7 0 — 13 3 17 7 13 — 40 Seattle KansosClty Sea — FG Herrera 26 KC — FG Lowery 37 KC — FG Lowery 24 Sea — FG Herrera 30 KC — Smith 1 4 pass from Kenney (Lowery kick) KC — Burruss 46 Interception return (Lowery kick) KC — Jackson I run (Lowery kick) Sea — Largent 30 pass from Zorn (Herrera kick) KC — Scott 1 pass Irom Kenney (kick lolled) KC — Jackson 2 run (Lowery kick) A — 49.002 TOUCHDOWN TIME - Kansas City strong safety Lloyd Burruss holds the ball high after scoring on a 46-yard run UPI Photo with an interception Sunday afternoon against Seattle. The Chiefs cruised to a 40-13 victory. It's official; KU gets bowl bid By JIM SMALL Journal Correspondent LAWRENCE — University of Kansas football coach Don Fambrough looked like a child anticipating a Christmas present. Fambrough, about 60 Jayhawk play- en and coaches and a dozen or so members of the news media, crammed into a small conference room at Parrott Athletic Center on the KU campus Sunday afternoon — waiting, fidgeting, anticipating. Then it happened. At exactly 4:32 p.m. the telephone rang. Athletic director Bob Marcum answered, and on the other end was Fred Sington, board chairman of the Hall of Fame Bowl. Kansas had received an Invitation to play Mississippi State in toe Dec. 31 Hall of Fame Bowl in Birmingham, Ala. "We had a unanimous vote by our guiding committee and then it went to the selection committee and received the same vote," Sington told the group over a loudspeaker system connected to the telephone. "You are a fine foot- ball team and we'd love (or you and the folks of Kansas to come to the state of Alabama so we may show you some hospitality." The phone call from Sington allowed Fambrough and his team to breathe a little easier. Heading into last Saturday's game with Missouri, KU's chances of receiving a bowl berth appeared slim, even if the Jayhawks beat the Tigers. But four hours after KU had defeated Missouri, 19-11, Fambrough received a telephone call from Marcum informing him KU would receive the bid to the Hall of Fame Bowl. The invitation would be formally extended on Sunday afternoon, Marcum said. "I can't tell you how relieved I was," Fambrough said. "I was living in fear that this fine football team would go unrewarded. "The way it turned out, I feel a lot of satisfaction and a lot of pride because we earned it. There wasn't any guess work. We had to go out and prove that we can play in a bowl, and we did." The victory over Missouri and the subsequent bowl invitation capped the first winning season KU has enjoyed since 1976. KU's 8-3 record is its best overall mark since the 1968 team finished 9-1 and earned a trip to the Orange Bowl. For the KU coaches and players, the bowl bid was a little sugar to sweeten the season. "I would have been satisfied just beating Missouri and being 8-3," said senior co-captain David Lawrence. "This is just icing on the cake." KU quarterback Frank Seurer, who left Saturday's game with a dislocated right elbow midway through the first quarter, may return in time to play in the bowl game. "Fortunately, we're having the game on the 31st," Fambrough said. "That should give him time to heal up. He wants to play in the worst way. If anyone will be ready to play, it will be Frank Seurer." The team will take the week off for Thanksgiving break before returning to the practice field next week. "This team needs to rest," Fam- brough said. "They've done nothing but think football. I want them to go home and spend Thanksgiving with their families." Although Fambrough and his staff knows very little about Mississippi State, they are confident they will make a good showing in their first bowl appearance since a 33-19 loss to Pittsburgh in the 1975 Sun Bowl. "You'll never regret this decision," Fambrough told Sington. "You'll never regret having this football team come there to play Mississippi State." The Auction House Sale Every Wednesday Evening. 304 E. Pacific. Salina 913-827-9347 Lonnie Wilton B&K PRESCRIPTION SHOP ... people helping people AUTO "••••"•"•••••••••••••r BMMQMramMKIHKMHBW •••""I — ——"«""W« Budget Saver Family Want Ads auV (Except For Rentals and Real Estate) 15 Words or Less Free! m m Only 5 C For Each Word Over Or Run Your Ad In The Salina Journal 3 Times or More (any number of words) Then Run It In The Budget Saver Free Family Want Ads limited to those people living In Saline County. Minneapolis, Bennlngton, Solomon, Llndsborg. 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