The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on October 15, 1979 · Page 11
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(Sahiestoit Section B Page 1 Local, State, World Sports Monday Morning, October 15.1979 Sports — Phone 744-3611 Campbell rams for three touchdowns in win over Colts 28-16 BALTIMORE (UPI) — Earl Campbell rushed for 149 yards and three touchdowns Sunday to lead the Houston Oilers to a 28-16 win over the Baltimore Colts and a share of the AFC's Central Division lead. Campbell carried 22 times and scored on runs on 7, 20 and 2 yards before sitting out the entire fourthquarter. Houston also scored on defensive end Jesse Baker's 20-yard run with a fumble in the opening minutes of the game. The win, coupled with Pittsburgh's loss to Cincinnati, left the Steelers and the Oilers tied for the division lead with 5-2 records. Baltimore, now 1-6, scored on Don Hardeman's 1-yard run, Steve Mike-Mayer's 34-yard field goal and a 3-yard pass from Greg Landry to Don McCauley. Campbell raced around right end for 20 yards and a touchdown with 12:24 left in the third period to give Houston a 21-6 lead. That score was set up when the Colts' Dwight Harrison was called for pass interference, giving the Oilers a first down on the Baltimore 28. Baltimore's Bruce Laird intercepted Dan Pastorini's pass and returned it 68 yards to the Houston 30 two minutes later. After Joe Washington ran to the 17, the Colts failed to move and settled for Mike-Mayer's field goal. Houston drove 71 yards in 13 plays on its next possession, capped by Campbell's 2-yard scoring run with 2:54 left in the third quarter. Landry passed 3 yards to McCauley in the final minutes of the game after Norm Thompson returned an interception 40 yards. The Oiler defense put Houston ahead four plays into the game. Linebacker Ted Washington sacked Landry at the Baltimore 32. The ball jarred loose and Baker scooped it up at the 20 and ran in for the touchdown. Toni Fritsch's kick gave the Oilers a 7-0 lead with 12:44 left in the first quarter. Rookie Nesby Glasgow returned the ensuing kickoff 58 yards to the Houston 32 to set up Baltimore's first score. Joe Washington carried three times to the 20 before Landry hit Roger Carr with a 19-yard pass. The Oilers marched 80 yards in 10 plays to score their second touchdown. Campbell gained 44 of those yards before capping the drive with a 7-yard TD run with 13:40 remaining. Bucs shelve O's to stay in series UPI Telephoto EARL CAMPBELL turns the corner for a gainer in the Oilers' 28-16 win over the Baltimore Colts Sunday. Campbell picked up his fourth 100-yard game of the season and scored three touchdowns in the process as the Oilers stretched their season mark to 5-2. Bengal win moves Oilers in first By United Press International According to Pittsburgh Coach Chuck Noll, the Cincinnati Bengals would not have been able to post their first victory without the help of his Steelers. "We aided and abetted them considerably," Noll said after the Bengals had thumped his defending world champions 34-10 Sunday. "They forced the mistakes and we didn't. I don't know what the problem was, but I don't care what the reasons were, just as long as we straighten them out." Cincinnati recovered seven of nine Pittsburgh fumbles en route to a 34-3 lead and the one-sided victory. And, in the winners' locker room, Bengals' Coach Homer Rice said he made a request of his players—and they came through. "We needed an emotional outburst and we certainly got one today," Rice said with a smile. "I told the squad yesterday it probably will take big plays for us today. And you talk about a commitment, we had one when we came out of that locker room today. The Cincinnati victory left San Francisco as the league's only winless team. The loss dropped the Steelers to 5-2 and into a tie with Houston for the AFC Central Division lead. In other day games, the New York Giants beat San Francisco 32-16, Miami dumped Buffalo 17-7, Washington edged Cleveland 13-9, Philadelphia got by St. Louis 24-20, New England defeated Chicago 27-7, Houston bested Baltimore 28-16, New Orleans trounced Tampa Bay 42-14, San Diego toppled Seattle 20-10, Oakland routed Atlanta 50-19, Kansas City trimmed Denver 24-10 and Green Bay whipped Detroit 24-16. Los Angeles was at Dallas in a night game while Minnesota was scheduled at the New York Jets Monday night. PITTSBURGH (UPI) — The Pittsburgh Pirates- ended Earl Weaver's "Magic Act" Sunday by baffling the Baltimore Orioles 7-1 on the combined six-hit pitching of Jim Rooker and Bert Blyleven to send the World Series back to Baltimore for a sixth game. After a travel day Monday, the Series resumes Tuesday night at Baltimore with the Orioles still needing only one victory to wrap up their first world championship since 1970. Jim Palmer will pitch for the Orioles and John Candelaria is expected to start for the Pirates, trying to become only the fifth team in history to win a World Serie after trailing 3-games-to-l. Bill Madlock had four hits for the Pirates, including a single that snapped a 1-1 tie in the sixth, and Tim Foli drove in three runs, but it was the pitching of Rooker and Blyleven that mostly prevented the Orioles from tasting the victory champagne. Having used, most of his pitchers in trying to contain the Orioles over the first four games of the Series, Pirates Manager Chuck Tanner turned to the 37- year-old Rooker because he had no one left and the veteran came through with one of the biggest games of his life. Rooker, who had spent much of the year on the disabled list, allowed only three hits in five innings before turning things over to Blyleven, who checked the Orioles on just one hit over the final four. Rooker, who retired the first 10 batters he faced and did not give up a hit until the fifth inning, walked two and struck out two and Blyleven, who got the victory, walked only one and struck out three. It was Blyleven's first relief appearance since 1972. For five innings, it appeared the Orioles were going to return to Baltimore Sunday night with the world championship. They got to Rooker for a run in the fifth on a double by Gary Roenicke, a single by Doug DeCinces and Rich Dauer's double-play grounder, and it looked as if that would be all left- hander Mike Flanagan would need to post his second Series victory. Flanagan gave up four hits and struck out six over the first five innings but he got into trouble in the sixth when he walked Tim Foli and gave up a single Dave Parker to start the inning. After a sacrifice bunt by Bill Robinson, Willie Stargell scored the first run with a sacrifice fly and Madlock followed with a line single to center to give Pittsburgh a 2-1 lead. It appeared that lead might not stand up, however, when Rick Dempsey doubled for the . Orioles with two out in the seventh. The crowd of 50,920 sensed another magic trick was going to be performed by Orioles Manager Weaver when he went to his bench and summoned left- handed hitting Pat Kelly to hit for Flanagan. Time and again Weaver's bench had delivered in the clutch throughout the Series but this time Blyleven proved to be too much of a match and struck out Kelly to end the threat. The Pirates, guilty of stranding many runners in scoring position throughout the first four games of the Series, finally got the clutch hits they had so desperately needed when they tagged reliever Tim Stoddard for a pair of runs in the seventh inning after two were out to give Blyleven some insurance. Phil Garner beat out an infield hit to open the Pirates' seventh but was erased at second when Blyleven failed to sacrifice. The Pirates turned two double plays, including one which was started by Garner on a diving stop near second base after Blyleven deflected a hard smash by Ken Singleton. Cincy zaps hapless Steelers CINCINNATI (UPI) — Previously winless Cincinnati recovered 7-of-9 Pittsburgh fumbles Sunday, with Howie Kurnick and Jim LeCIair returning two of them 12 and 27 yards for touchdowns, as the Bengals pinned a stunning 34-10 upset on the defending world champion Steelers. Pittsburgh's nine fumbles and seven fumbles lost were the most ever by a Cincinnati opponent. The Bengals turned three of them into touchdowns within less than two minutes of the second quarter. It was the most fumbling by a Pittsburgh team in the 11 years that Chuck Noll has coached the club but not a Steelers' record for miscues. Back in a 1943 game, the Steelers lost 10 fumbles. Pittsburgh, besides fumbling away the ball seven times, also had two of Terry Bradshaw's passes intercepted for a total of nine turnovers. Pittsburgh's three costliest fumbles came in rapid-fire order midway through the second period when the Bengals extended a 7-3 lead into a com- manding 27-3 advantage. The Bengal fireworks began when Ken Riley recovered John Stallworth's fumble and a few plays later, Pete Johnson scored a touchdown from the one. The ensuing kickoff was fumbled by Larry Anderson, and Kurnick, a rookie from the University of Cincinnati, grabbed it and ran 12 yards for a touchdown. Just a few plays later, LeCIair, an eight-year veteran, scooped up a Franco Harris fumble and ran it 27 yards for .yet 'anoher touchdown. Orange Wall of China UT defense proves to be unstoppable UPI Telephoto CURTIS DICKEY dives over the middle to score in the second quarterof the University of Houston's 17-14 win over Texas A&M Saturday. It was the first win in eight years for the Coogs in College Station. By United Press International The Texas Longhorns were supposed to have a good defense this season. Everybody said so. But nobody said it was supposed to resemble the Great Wall of China. Teams may do all right stopping clubs like Iowa State and Rice, but no one shuts down the Oklahoma Sooners. At least not until last Saturday. "We don't have a great defense by accident," said Texas coach Fred Akers. "You must have a great defense to compete on a national level and Texas always has had great defensive teams. "Our defense is one of the most experienced in the country and that's what pays off." Texas' defense — No. 1 in the NCAA — paid off Saturday with a 16-7 victory over third-ranked Oklahoma in their annual grudge battle and boosted the Longhorns prestige nationwide. The numbers speak for themselves. Oklahoma, averaging 442 yards on the ground in its first four games, picked up 128 against Texas — 47 coming on one run by Stanley Wilson. The Sooners had been averaging 45 points a game, but scored only once against the Longhorns. Oklahoma had to drive only 15 yards for that one touchdown. Billy Sims, who had scored twice as many touchdowns as the entire Texas team coming into the game, could manage but 73 yards in 20 carries. The Sooners averaged 1.8 yards on . first down all day. They crossed midfield on their own just once. The Houston Cougars, sixth- ranked and still unbeaten, had to pull off a bizarre finish in the final minute to edge Texas A&M, 17-14. And Robert Bledsoe's field goal with eight seconds remaining gave Baylor a 24-21 decision over SMU before the first sellout crowd crowd for the Mustangs in 30 years. Arkansas, meanwhile, methodically rolled over. Texas Tech, 20-6, and Texas Christian — which suddenly has discovered it can play football — brokeanine-gamelosingstreakwitha- 17-7decisionoverRice.Theweek before ,the Horned Frogs had come close to stunning Arkansas.

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