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Friday, October 4. 198538 Reno Gazette-Journal UNR notes Montana safety grows into NFL prospect .3 V 3V Ray: spirited Grizzly SIZE: 5-feet-10, 177 pounds POSITION: Started at cornerback as a sophomore and junior. Moved to free safety for senior year. HIGH SCHOOL: He was all-state twice in football and a two-time state champion in the 400 meters at Stevensville, Mont. 1985 STATS: He is third on the team in tackles (21), third in the league in punt returns (10.5 average) and fifth in the league in kickoff returns (19.0 average). He returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Montana's season-opening 31-30 upset over Cal-Fullerton. Ray By Paul BaumanGazette-Journal Ted Ray was so poorly regarded as a football player three years ago that he had to walk on at Montana. Now the 5-foot-10, 177-pound senior free safety is attracting interest from NFL scouts. Ray was all-state twice in football and a two-time state champion in the 400 meters at Stevens-ville High School in Stevensville, Mont., a town of 1,000 people 30 miles south of Missoula. But Montana coach Larry Donovan wasn't that impressed. "We talked to him about coming to school here, but we didn't recruit him," said Donovan, whose team will face the University of Nevada-Reno Saturday at Missoula. "He was not very developed he was just fast. He was small, he was from a small school and he hadn't played a great deal of football. He was a track man, predominantly." Ray received scholarship offers from Montana State and several NAIA schools, but chose to walk, on at Montana in 1982. "Montana almost won the Big Sky championship the year before, and Bozeman (Montana State) had a bad year," said Ray. "I liked the university a lot better and the way the coaches were running the program. Also, I'm a computer sciencebusiness major, and Montana was more in tune to that. "I knew after a year I'd earn a scholarship. I'd played against guys on the team before, and I knew I could beat 'em out." Ray did exactly that. He started at cornerback his sophomore and junior years before moving to free safety this year. He has returned kickoffs and punts ever since the Ray's international experience came in handy when Montana played Army in the Mirage Bowl at Tokyo, Japan, last season. Montana lost, 45-31. "The people didn't understand the game," said Ray, who sat out with a thigh bruise. "The only time they cheered was when the cheerleaders got them going." Montana finished 0-7 in the Big Sky and 2-8-1 overall in 1984. "We were just going through the motions last year," Ray said. "A lot of guys got hurt. (Defensive lineman) Scott Poole broke his kneecap in the first game, and that left us with a 220-pound freshman. The leader of our offense, Marty Mornhinweg, hurt his knee at Portland State. He missed three games, and it bothered him most of the year. Montana defeated Abilene Christian and Portland State in the first two games of 1984, but then lost at Idaho State, 43-3, and Weber State, 47-14. "We lost our confidence and figured the season was over right there," Ray said. That will come as a surprise to UNR, which needed a 2-yard touchdown run by Eric Jenkins with 38 seconds left to beat Montana, 31-28, in the 10th week of the season. "It was the end of the year, and we were playing with younger guys," Ray said. "We wanted to win, but we didn't know how." Montana takes a 1-2 record into Saturday's game against UNR. "This has been our most intense week in practice," Ray said. "It's our first Big Sky Conference game, and Nevada-Reno was picked to win the conference. If we knock them off, we have a good chance of doing well the rest of the year." first game of his freshman year. Ray tied for fourth in the league with five interceptions and was sixth in the league with a 21.2 kickoff return average last year. He was named honorable mention all-Big Sky. Ray has yet to intercept a pass this season, but he is third on the team in tackles (21), third in the league in punt returns (10.5 average) and fifth in the league in kickoff returns (19.0 average). He returned a kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown in Montana's season-opening 31-30 upset over Cal State-Fullerton. "He has matured into a football player . . . and he's kept his speed," Donovan said wryly. Ah yes, that speed. Ray runs the 40-yard dash in a spectacular 4.3-4.4 seconds. Injury keeps Calder out of Montana game By Paul BaumanGazette-Journal First-team all-Big Sky Conference split end Bryan Calder will not travel with the University of Nevada-Reno to Montana today after suffering a bruised knee in UNR's 25-21 loss at Idaho last week. "It's not believed to be serious," coach Chris Ault said. "We expect him back next week." Calder is the fourth-leading receiver in the conference with 29 catches for 436 yards and five touchdowns. Calder will be replaced by Calvin Sailes, an honorable mention All-America wide receiver at Merritt College in Oakland, Calif., last year. Sailes is highly-regarded, but he has caught only one pass for 13 yards this season. Fullback Charvez Foger, the third-leading rusher in the Big Sky Conference with 288 yards, will travel to Montana, but Jason Seybold will start, Ault said. Foger missed the Idaho game with a bruised toe. Ault said he was disappointed in Foger, a redshirt freshman, for not playing against Idaho. "Each individual has his own makeup," Ault said. "Charvez is a young player, and he has a lot to learn." "I wanted to play bad, but I knew from the way I was practicing I wouldn't be able to play," Foger said. "I didn't want to let the team down." Running back Anthony Gooden will return to action after missing three games with a cracked vertebra, but sophomore Lucius Floyd will start. Mike Brown will return to the starting lineup at free safety. Brown had a pin inserted into his broken finger last week and missed the Idaho game. Punt returner and backup free safety Ken Caleb will miss the Montana game with a sprained ankle. Freshman Tony Logan will return punts against Montana instead of Brian Kaskie. Kaskie has averaged a respectable 8.8 yards on six punt returns this season, but he has looked tentative. AULT doesn't think Idaho will go undefeated this year. "I promise you they'll be beat. They do not have a good pass defense at this particular time. That's why I think they'll have trouble down the road against teams that pass all the time like Montana State." "That's one thing that has brought a lot of scouts by," said Ray. Scouts also like Ray's versatility and intelligence. "He's a wonderful kid to work with," Donovan said. "He's an absolutely great kid. He's very coachable, very smart, very likeable. He's an Ail-American kid." Not entirely. The son of an army colonel, Ray was born in Savannah, Ga., and has lived in Tampa, Fla.; Ft. Bragg, N.C.; Seoul, Korea; Berlin, West Germany; Bamberg, West Germany; and Stevensville. "One thing that sticks out in my mind is playing football on Soldier's Field in Nuremburg, West Germany, where Hitler used to have rallies. I was playing a football game in eighth grade." File photo CALDER: UNR split end will stay home with a bruised knee. Idaho defeated UNR, 25-21, Saturday at Moscow, Idaho, to take over first place in the Big Sky Conference. Idaho is 2-0 in the Big Sky and 3-1 overall. UNR is 1-1 and 3-1. Idaho must lose at least two league games for UNR to have a chance to win the Big Sky title. UNR HAD WON its first three games by a combined score of 123-25, but Ault said the Wolf Pack was not complacent against Idaho. "The kids were flying around. Physically, we handled them. The kids tried hard. We just had key breakdowns by different players." IT TOOK UNR about as long to get to Moscow, Idaho, as it would have to Moscow, USSR. UNR traveled via Sacramento, Calif., and Spokane, Wash. The Wolf Pack's chartered DC-9 could not take off with a full load of fuel Friday because the runway at Reno-Cannon International Airport was shortened during construction to lengthen it (figure that one out). UNR flew to Sacramento, at a lower elevation and with a longer runway, and sat on the ground for 45 minutes while the plane was refueled. UNR was forced to stay in Spokane because it was homecoming at Idaho and there weren't enough hotel rooms in Moscow, not exactly the tourist capital of the world. The Wolf Pack drove 90 miles to Moscow Saturday morning. TWO of the three Big Sky Conference Players of the Week are from Idaho. Quarterback Rick Sloan was named the Offensive Player of the Week, and free safety Mark Tidd was selected co-Defensive Player of the Week with Boise State free safety Steve Harris. UNR notepad Nevada-Reno Montana vs. sacks; CB Patrick Hunter, 18 tackles, 2 int. Montana, DT Shawn Poole, 16 tackles; LB Doug Sexe, 39 tackles; DB Terry Shillam, 29 tackles. Key matchups: UNR FB Jason Seybold and RB Lucius Floyd vs. Montana ILBs Doug Sexe and Ed Apostol. The Wolf Pack wants to re-establish its running game after rushing for only 85 yards against Idaho and 130 against Boise State. UNR OLBs Mark McVeigh and Henry Rolling vs. Montana RBs Kraig Paulson, LeRoy Foster and Renard Coleman. McVeigh and Rolling must keep containment outside against Montana's wishbone offense. UNR injuries: Starting SE Bryan Calder (knee) is out; reserve DT Dwayne Littlefield (leg) is out; reserve FS Ken Caleb (ankle) is out; reserve OG Buck Rose (foot) is out. Montana injuries: Starting OLB Bill Tarrow (ankle) is out; starting I LB Rick Dozier (knee) is out; QB Brent Pease (leg) is doubtful. Montana, wishbone. Defenses: UNR, 3-4; Montana, 3-4. Series record: UNR leads, 5-2. Last meeting: UNR defeated Montana, 31-28, at Mackay Stadium in 1984. Leading rushers: UNR, Charvez Foger, 44-288, 6.6 per carry, 3 TDs. Montana, Foster, 41-177, 4.3 per carry, 0 TDs. Leading passers: UNR, Eric Beavers, 77-130 (59.2 percent), 990 yds., 9 TDs, 4 int. Montana, Brent Pease, 27-58 (46.6 percent), 381 yds., 3 TDs, 4 int. Leading receivers: UNR, Bryan Calder, 29-436 (15.0 per catch), 5 TDs; Montana, Paul Lamb, 14-218 (15.6 per catch), 1 TD. Defensive leaders: UNR, LB Mike Dixon, 36 tackles; DT Tyler Carbone, 11 tackles, 2 At Missoula, Mont. Saturday, 12:30 p.m., PDT Expected crowd: 10,000 Broadcast: KOH (AM 630), Dan Gustin and Bill Daniel, noon, pregame show. Montana nickname: Grizzlies Coaches: UNR, Chris Ault (73-34-1, 10 years); Montana, Larry Donovan (23-31-1, six years). 1985 records: UNR, 1-1 in the Big Sky Conference, 3-1 overall; Montana, 0-0 in the Big Sky Conference, 1-2 overall. Last game: UNR lost to Idaho, 25-21 ; Montana lost to Portland State, 21-16. 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All games start at 7:30 p.m. In a Southern AA game, White Pine will play at Boulder City in a meeting of 0-4 teams. IN A NORTHERN A game, Hawthorne (1-2) will play at Lovelock (2-1). Saturday, top-ranked Wooster (4-0) will play at Hug (1-3) in the only Northern AAA game. Fifth-ranked Bishop Manogue (3-1) will play host to Fernley (1-3) in a Northern A A contest. Other games Yerington will play at Battle Mountain, Incline will travel to Tahoe-Truckee, Independence will play at Dayton, Owyhee will visit Whittell, Alamo will play at McDermitt and Carlin travels to Wells. All Saturday games are set for 1:30 p.m. By Mitch Huertagazette-Journal Fallon's defense will have its hands full tonight when the Green-wave attempts to stop the highflying Elko Indians in a pivotal Northern AA football game. Kick-off is 7:30 p.m. in Fallon. Elko, top-ranked in the Gazette-Journal AA poll, has averaged a state-high 48.7 points in four games against teams with a combined 2-14 record. 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