The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on November 27, 1981 · Page 12
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Salina, Kansas
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Friday, November 27, 1981
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Friday, November 27,1981 — The Salina Journal Page 13 Detroit whips KC, 27-10 AIRBORNE — An airborne Kansas City receiver Stan Rome (87) breaks a tackle by Detroit defensive back Hector Gray at the Silverdome in De- UPI Photo troit Thursday. Rome's catch-and-carry wasn't enough as the Lions defeated the Chiefs, 27-10, and earned their eighth straight win at home. Texas ends Aggie jinx COLLEGE STATION, Texas (UPI) — Texas clinched its Cotton Bowl berth last week but before the Longhorns could proceed to their game against Alabama on New Year's Day, they needed to take care of some unfinished business. The sixth-ranked Longhorns needed to avenge two straight upsets by Texas A&M, and Thursday they accomplished the feat with a 21-13 victory over the Aggies. Texas coach Fred Akers was obviously relieved after his squad scored three touchdowns in the second quarter to secure the victory, the Longhorns' ninth against one loss and one tie. The Longhorns had permitted the Aggies two field goals on their first two possessions of the game and trailed 6-0 before the offense scored the only three touchdowns it would need. "It was necessary (to beat A&M) and I'm glad it's over," Akers said. "A&M is a good football team. They have a lot of talent. They fought their rear-ends off out there and so did we. I'm really proud of our guys. The Longhorns relied on two re- serves, quarterback Robert Brewer and running back John Walker, for the victory. Brewer, who has directed the Longhorns since regular Rick Mclvor suffered a shoulder injury against Houston, completed 8-of-10 passes for 134 yards and scored one touchdown. He also hit Herkie Walls for a 38-yard scoring strike. Walker, a sophomore who was subbing for A.J. Jones, led all rushers with 178 yards on 36 carries. He also scored Texas' second touchdown on a nifty 60-yard run. Brewer, who joined the Texas squad two years ago as a walk-on, said he was impressed with A&M. "I learned to respect A&M today," he said. "They fought us for 60 minutes and played a real good game all the way. On our first scoring drive, I have to credit our offensive line. They really took it to 'em and enabled us to capitalize on some important third-down plays." A&M, which trailed 21-6 at halftime, marched 80 yards for a touchdown to open the third quarter. Reserve quarterback John Elkins hit Mike Whitwell for 50 yards and then covered the last six yards with a scoring pass to Don Jones to close the gap, 21-13. But the Texas defense held the Aggies from there and A&M did not threaten the rest of the game. Regular A&M quarterback Gary Kubiak, who started the game nursing a tender shoulder, was sacked three times in the first half and had to leave the game when he re-injured his shoulder. MC defeated in Evangel tourney SPRINGFIELD, Mo. - The School of the Ozarks rallied from a 2-point halftime deficit to defeat Marymount College here Thursday night in the first round of the Evangel Thanksgiving Tournament, 74-70. Herb Crockett scored 18 points and Mike Russell added 13 to pace the winners. Marymount was led by Kent Smith with 24 points and Nate Rollins with 16. Clyde Harvey was also in double figures for the Spartans with 14. The loss dropped Marymount with 52 on the season while the School of the Ozarks is now 6-1. PONTIAC, Mich. (UPI) - A good defense is almost as much of a tradition with the Detroit Lions as Thanksgiving. Even the so-so Lions' teams of recent seasons have been generally characterized by a defense that tired from overuse before it was overrun. And the help the front four-led Detroit defense has been getting from an offense led by young quarterback Eric Hippie is making it even tougher. Hippie threw first-half touchdown puses of 10 yards to tight end David' HOI and 40 yards to wide receiver Fred Scott while Ed Murray kicked a pair of first-half field goals Thanksgiving Day in a 27-10 victory over the Chiefs. The Detroit defense limited Kansas City to Just one field goal and six first downs in the second half. Detroit's eighth straight win at home, six this season, pulled it to within a half-game of first-place Minnesota in the NFC Central Division while the loss dropped Kansas City out of a first- place tie with Denver in the AFC West. "If you ask me," Kansas City coach Marv Levy said, "their defense is what makes their team go. Their defense was really helped in the second half. Four straight times we had penalties on second down that made it third and long. "Their front four could really dig in and go after our quarterback," said Levy, who was high by two on the number of second-down penalties assessed against the Chiefs. The Lions' front four of ends Al Baker and Dave Pureifory plus tackles Doug English and William Gay got to starting quarterback Bill Kenney twice for 20 yards in losses and then, when Steve Fuller replaced him in the second half, dumped him three times for 20 yards in losses also. Detroit couldn't keep outstanding rookie running back Joe Delaney from reaching 1,000 yards (he only needed 15) but it did stop him short of the 98 he needed to break Mike Garrett's 1967 club record of 1,087 yards rushing. Delaney gained 77 yards in 17 carries and has 1,062 this season. Kansas City scored a touchdown on its first possession of the first half and got a field goal following the opening kickoff of the second. But after the score, the Chiefs only got three first downs. The Chiefs were the top rushing team in the league entering the game but were limited to 116 yards rushing, some 70 yards under their average, by a Lions' defense that held the Bears to only 24 yards net total offense its last time out. Singletary earns newcomer award KANSAS CITY, Mo. (UPI) - The summer decision by Kansas State football coach Jim Dickey to redshirt seven seniors appeared to leave his Big Eight Wildcats very vulnerable in 1981 — especially on defense where five of those redshirts had been starters. "But I'm not leaving myself dry," confided Dickey in late August. "I wouldn't be doing this (redshirting seniors) if I didn't have a few folks to take to the war with me." One of the key folks was a relative unknown named Reggie Singletary. And he remained unknown for about a week into the 1981 season. The sophomore junior college transfer made 11 tackles in Kansas State's opener against South Dakota, including four for 17 yards in losses, to begin his development as the best defensive tackle in the conference — a development that climaxed earlier this week with first-team All-Big Eight acclaim. Singletary finished the season with 108 tackles to earn further acclaim from United Press International Friday as the Big Eight's-Newcomer of the Year. Singletary received nine votes from a 24-member UPI voting panel to win the award over Nebraska halfback Mike Rozier and Oklahoma State pla- cekicker Larry Roach. The Tampa, Fla., native also set a school record of 28 tackles for losses totaling 143 yards. He posted double figures in tackles in six of Kansas State's 11 games with a high of 16 against Tulsa. Singletary had 12 tackles against both Kansas and Colorado and 10 apiece against Oklahoma State and Washington, which prompted Coach Don James of the Rose Bowl-bound Huskies to comment, "He was in our backfield so much I thought he was playing fullback for us." The 6-foot-2, 251-pound Singletary had five tackles for losses against Colorado and six apiece against Tulsa and Missouri, even though the Tigers double- teamed him most of the afternoon and spent the game running away from his side of the field. "Reggie is a dominant factor anywhere he plays," said Kansas State coach Jim Dickey. "He reminds me of Raymond Hamilton of Oklahoma (currently with the New England Patriots). They both are quick, strong and can run through blocks. I coached Raymond at Oklahoma but he wasn't as good as a sophomore as Reggie is now. "There's only one thing wrong with Reggie — there aren't enough of him. Can you imagine if we had three or four Reggies? He does something every game that is unbelievable. If he continues to make plays and improve like he has, Reggie will be one of the great ones to ever play in this league." Linebacker Dan Ruzich was the only other player on the Kansas State defense to record more than 100 tackles this season and he benefitted from the shadow of Singletary. "If it wasn't for Reggie Singletary, I wouldn't be getting as many tackles," said the Junior Ruzich. "Opposing teams usually send out two men to block Reggie so that leaves me open to make tackles." "Reggie Singletary and Danny Ruzich have accomplished a tremendous amount under a tough situation and they will play even better with more talented people around them next year," said Dickey. Sports The I Salina jj ournal 1 KC Dot First downs 14 21 Rushes-yards 28-116 41-171 Passina yards 129 114 Sacks by-yards 5-40 3-18 Return yards 141 120 Passes 14-25-2 10-22-0 Punts 5-37.4 4-42.5 Fumbles-lost 1-1 3-1 Penalties-yards 5-78 4-42 Time of possession 30.35 29.25 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING: Kansas City — Deloney 17-77; Fullor 2-19; Hadnot 5-16; B. Jackson 4-4. Detroit — Sims 30-64; V. Thompson 8-40; Bussey 5-31; Hippie 322; L. Thompson 1-9; Kane 2-5; King 1-1; Scott 1- minus 1. PASSING: Kansas City — Kenney 4-8-38-2; Fuller 10-17-131-0. Detroit — Hippie 10-22-132-0. RECEIVING: Kansas City — Smith 5-61; Rome 322; Hadnot 2-24; Delaney 2-12; Murphy 1-22; Dlx- on 1-18. Detroit — Scott 3-71; Nichols 2-19; Sims 1-11; Hill 1-10; Bussey 1-9; King 1-6; L. Thompson 1-6. "I can sense the confidence in our defense," said English, one of the three Detroit defensive linemen who have been All-Pro at one time or another. "I can sense the team confidence growing. "We're deep at an awful lot of positions," he said. "And we're developing a lot of confidence in the coaching staff." "Now we're winning," said Hippie, who started his first pro game seven games ago and has lead Detroit to five wins. "Maybe down the road we have a chance in the playoffs." "Perhaps our players didn't put enough importance on this game," Levy suggested. "Detroit really just played better than we did. "I thought before the game our team was really tuned in to play well. You could have heard a needle drop on the floor, it was so quiet. Detroit just outplayed us. The game could have turned on a fourth-down run by Delaney with 7:30 to play that looked better from the press box than it must have actually been. The quick rookie needed only three yards around left end and appeared to have it once he skidded to a stop with his waist clearly past the Lions' 30. But the official spotted the ball with its nose barely touching the yard Ihw and that was a few good inches shy of what he needed to keep the drive alive. "I thought we had to go for it," Fuller said. "If we scored a touchdown, it would have given us the moment am." "I thought we could make it," Levy said when asked why he went for it "And, quite frankly, I thought we did make it." Konsos City 7 0 3 0 -- 10 Detroit 7 10 3 7-27 D — Hill 10-yd. pass from Hippie (Murray kick). KC -- Jackson 4-yd. run (Lowery kick). D _ Murray 34 yd FG. D — Scott 40-yd. pass from Hippie (Murray kick). KC — Lowery 33-yd. D _ Murray 46-yd. FG. D — Sims 4.yd. run (Murray kick). A — 76,735. Wesleyan seeking first cage victory Kansas Wesleyan's men's team will seek its first victory of the season Saturday night when the Coyotes visit Nebraska Wesleyan in Lincoln, Neb. KW, 0-2 on the season, has not sesn action since the Marymount Booster Club Tournament Nov. 11-12. 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