Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on April 11, 1976 · Page 15
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SPORTS SECTION C FAYETTEVIUE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, APRB. 11, W6 And Himself, After 3 TD Drives Caicagni Proud Of Porker Offense By GRANT HALL TIMES Sports. Editor Ron Caicagni was plumh proud of himself and the No. 1 Razorback offense Saturday, f t u r quarterbacking three 65- GETTING A GOOD LOOK .. .at Arkansas reserve quarterback Martin Lemond in Saturday's scrimmage ore new offensive backfield coacft Bob Gatling (left) and offensive line coach Don Boyce. Lemond 25 yards on 30 carries Expands Lead fo light At Masters three times out of the box in a morning scrimmage. "The offense did better than we ever had before," said Hie f r e s h m a n from Youngstown. Razorback Baseballers Set To Play Travelers Tuesday The Arkansas Razorbacks both teams should stimulate a and the Arkansas Travelers will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at Ray .Vinder Field in Little Rock in "first" for baseball fans. The game will also provide preview of the 197G Travelers, as it will be played on the eve of Arkansas' Texas League Opener En Shreveport. "This is . great for our program , and for college baseball in general" said Hogs coach Norm DeBriyn. "It will give pur f a n s in Central and Southern Arkansas a chance to see us play. The popularity ol Baylor Burns Porkers Twice yard scoring marches the first Ohio. "The line did a hcckuva b. and the bucks ran good." And although he didn't say Caicagni did his beat job executing the Veer options, carried nine times for 31 ards and pitched out for obubly 100 more yards, "Ron did a good job," said rkansas offensive line coach Boyce. "He's learning ore every lime out. .Today lach (Bob) Galling put in .ore 'reads' lor him, because, e's got, to get used lo calling udibles under fire.", "I called about 10 audible?, aid Calc'agni. "We mostly ran ic ball today. We had a ne\v url pattern for tlie split end, ut he couldn't get in there, we didn't throw much, We at kinda tired and sluggish a le end, but that was because line thought Ihey'd jus ave 30 plays. We ended uj ' j t h 45 plays, after Ihe line had given il al] they had for 30." FliW IIANDOFFS Said Boyce, "We didn't han ff much or go rlghl al 'em ecause of the new quarlcrbac] read-s/ Bui we proved we couh till do it on the last drive." Caicagni took the regulars 01 a fourth long march at Ihe enc ' i u t it died on a fourlh-and-tw jlay from Ihe three-yard line vhen the young quarterbac' uinblcd the center snap. · AUGUSTA, Ga. AF) -- Ray| Floyd continued an almost unbelievable domination of the icng holes, notched a couple of more records in his amazing run and expanded his lead to a \vbnpping eight strokes Saturday in the third round of the Matters golf championship. The 33-ycar-oM Floyd birdie d ali fonr-of the pa--fivt holes on h«r way to a two-wider-par 70 and, with the expected chal- jeiige of lack Nicklaus failing to materialize, took firm command going into today's l a s t round of the chase for the famed preen jacket that gocs'.to '.he winner-of this, the f i r s t , o f the seaon's major tots of golfng g'.Cntness. ·His lead is the largest--hv three strokes- in the history 01 'this staid and sUtely celerra- - ; on of spring. The old record for the largest 51 hole lead .waa five set by Herman Keiser ii 191fi and since tied by Arnold Palmer and Nicklaus. That record, a l a n p with hL 201 total--also the best thi: tournament has even seen--can bo attributed directly Eo hi pertormancc on the par five holes, holes on which he uses a lofted little five-.vood club b.ii'J especially for tlrs iournament. In three rounds he's playei par five 12 times. The re Nicklaus Says He Jus! Said, trmed. playboy bas mastered icm all. None -inve escaped. Ic's made birdie 11 times and agle once. Of his 15 strokes elow par, 13 of them have omo on the par fives Asd that nuts hiti in !inc for ill! another record. Jimmv lemaret played the par fives 3 under -for four rounds--in is 1950 victory.-(Jut no one has ver played :hem as well as the usky Floyd over .he first thr-je layfa this week. POENTIAL KOUT It's helped him turn this failed event--so often *'hc site cf ulse-pounding fi't'shes. of mul- iple-inan challenges down to he' wire, of vfctorts usually achieved by the tiniest of marlins--into a potc-i-^al rout. · Even Nicklaus' record nins- stroke ^'winning margin is in jcrpardy. . · " · ' - . · ' " · And at least part of that Is due to Nicklaus himself. He couldn't mo'-nt a charge he Golden Bear, the mist 'eared competitor 'n tho game started the bright, warm, sunny day five strokes back, went two For the most part, it was a golfing horror show. There was NEckia'JS," striking a great second shot to the 13th only to w.'etch in disgust as the ball struck just below the flag. then trickled off the green. down the bank and almost into the water of Rae's crek. There was Green, flailing awa to a seven on the same hole. . There was Ziegler, three-putting and falling back. Even Floyd couldn't escape the subtle terrors of this old course that was built on rolling ,vCu, i c x . - v A p ) -- Fresh man Andy Beene and soph omorc Burl Coker hurled back to-hack four-hitters lo shut oil Arkansas 5-0 and 2-0 and givi the Baylor Bears'a sweep of a, doublehcader Saturday. Beene struck out three am did not u'alk a man as he mad his record '7-1. Coker cam back in t h e - second game t blank" the Kazorbacks notch his fourth victory agairis four losses. Both Beene baUtnj and Coker go Shane Nole tit homers i the opening game and Budd alt Eng support, nd Mike Wells hit sh secoii hills that once nursery. He . six en the tltti. ho!e, hooking a was: a tree iiouble-hogey our H £ the front side didn't "make a birdie through over par on AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - · j u s t said 'nice round, 1 " Jack Nicklaus. ' "That's the general, customary statement to a man who is leading by eight shots," t Nicklans gave his 'nice round' greeting lo the incredible shooting Ray FJoytl as they '· passed each othnr in the press interview room at Auecusla National Go! [ C l u b Saturday shortly after (he husky former playboy had finished the. third round of the Masters Golf Championship with a record total of 201--15 under par. Nicklaus, perhaps the greatest player in the history of this ancient, game, was alone in second place, a whopping eight .shots back. Tic slill isn't giving "P- although he recalls never coming from more Irian three or. four shots back to win a major championship-- and he's fiot a record If. such titles, including five in Ibis prestigious event. "I'm eight shots back hut there's no one between Ray mond pnd myself," Nicklau said. "If f get off lo a good slart nnrt Raymond has a diocrc round, I'll have chance." That might not be possible this week-- for Floyd to have a mediocre round. His Salurdaj score of two-untlcr par 70 is hi poorest yet and lie still man aged to expand the five-sho ctl t',c he ha d o n the Goldei Bear when the third round be 8a ?ioyd has built his huge ICEU by playing 12 pvr five holes si far in 13 under par. , Nicklaus was asked to asses the difficulty of (he four longc holes on this famous course, "They are not extremely dil ticull," he said. "They are dai ffcrous. They are really 4'^s- designed for exciting golf." the first 12 holes, and simplj allowed' Floyd to stalk from the field. Nicklaus. grimacing and ges luring in disgust from time t time, finally pullril bis awe some game logc'.ner just abo'4 Ihc time be reached the rang of the national television ca : eras, birdied two in a row an then left a putt hanging on th Hp of Ihe c u p ' o n the lath ImV It was a putt he needed !or ;j round of nar 72 It wo-ilU'l fall. FIVE ALREADY The defending ohampitm. who already owns a record r ive Masters crowns and a total of 1C major championships, rntl I · settle for a 73 and a 209 total, big stroke c behind Nicklaus. incidentally. irons into the water, three pulled for bogey W o o 11 e y slammed and also drove in the run in Ihc nrghtcap; Scoft Bull. 3-2, lost the firs Tine: W. Hemm, 4-5, lost Ih conri. ; Baylor, is now 13-15 for th ason and 10-7 in confercnc rkansas is now 86 ' i n fcagu ay and 14-8 overall. He missed l!ie green and bogey ect Ihe fifth. . ; SAVED HIM But the par fives saved him. "I'm very aware of what I've done on those boles, and I'n tickled to death." Floyd said. Three of his birdie fours were set up with that little five wood He usecl'lhat club, p'Jt togcth ,, / · in a Hollywood, Fla,, .club shop only: two weeks ago, Ic reach the second in two bij strokes. He two-putted for bird ic. ' , . : · · He dropped a 20-25 fooler fo duece on Ihe fourth hole, bt geyed Ihe next two and the used his favorite formula -"· dominalion of the par fives- get it back. H e ' w a s short i two on the eighth, ran a six iron up the bill to six feet an made the putt. the five-wood was the KO; Ihc nexl two birdies. NEAR HOLE O n ' t h o 13th; he got his rtrh College Baseball a B-7, IfniiMfifl 1-2 ii A/.M 33, Tcrww 0 3 FII Tech 11-5, T«ai Chrislinn 1 ! of intcresl in the State. "This type of college vs. pro seball scheduling is beinj ne more and more every _.. The Arizona schools have en doing it. for some time ilhem California docs it, am th Texas and TCU were ht-dulcd (o play the Texas angers' this year. "The rivalry is a natural icrc is a definite trend olleges providing more iore players directly lo t h c giitr levels of professions iscball. "We've been trying to set thi for some limq. David Coate the Travelers' board o irectors has hcen a big hel nd the new General Manager ill Valentine, has cerlainl ooperated. I appreciate thei forts, and those of cveryon ssociated with Ihc Travelers n gctlinj; this game ariunged. BULL TO START DeBriyn has listed senio ight-hander Scott Bull, qua crback of the football Razo acks last fall, as his lentalh I a r I e r f o r Tuesday night a me, The home-town fans will al get a look at Little R o c k Ralph Bradbury, who is h'avln great year for DeBriyi earn. The junior second laseman from Cent CM I School fook a .390 battin average into the Baylor scric cadirrg Ihc Kaxorhack regulai Also in action for lazorbacks will be Ictt-fielder Bill Alontgomery'" currently iporting a .3CG Average, and catcher Jeff He mm (.351), horlstop Ban Ormsbly C-3'13), and third-base man'. Tim Lunil- quist (.323). Because wet grounds in \Vaco caused the Arkansas-Baylor good, but we're still a nconsistent. The first You probably 'clling," said ' . heard Boyce. couldn't gel anyone to fell me vh os s fyul t all the fumble d snaps were. It's just something we'Jl have to spend a lot, more ;ime on next week. Really, we haven't had as many fumbled snaps as I'd anticipated. "The most difficult thing for ·A center, especially a new one like R.C. (TheilmamO is snapping on the goal line when lie has io move over one gap lo make a block. The quarterback is trying lo get out quickly and Ihere's just a Reparation there." was both of our faults," Micbeal Forrest) both looked ood. and so did Robin Smith nd Holaml Sales." The statislics bore him out. Cowins carried 15 limes for 114 ards, Smith 15 times for 8k ards, Forrest 13 for 81 tmd ales 14 for 57. Quarterback lartin Lemond had 25 yards 10 carries for the second list- against Ihe No. I Icfense. , Overall offensively, Boyce laid, "The execution was pretty ' ' ' "" l i t t l e drives were aN'right/AfTcr thut v e threw some a nd messed around and didn't do much until he last." I l l t O Y L E S ABSENT Boyce spoke for t h e ' o f f e n s e n Ihe absence of head coach Frank Broyles, who w a s ... Augusta, Ga.. for Ihe Masters golf lournamenl. Secondary couch Bill Lewis assessed Ihe defense. "I thought we,showed a little more awareness today, ,,,, compared with last Saturday's scrimmage," Lewis began. "I saw people understanding their assignments and executing better. Overall, the defense made a lot of improvement " U:wis continued, "The little .iQ-play scrimmages we had at the en tlof practices thi s week really helped, and I'm sure we'll continue them. You can only take young players so far in individual drills. They play, but fumbled the next pitch and savVLusby catch it in midair for a conceded 75-yard fumble rtturn for a touchdown. With no one chasing, Lusby actually pulled up at the. White Caicagni then cranked up th first of his three scoring drives alternating Cowins and Forrest for seven carries before taking Ibe ball in himself from three yards out, Forrest had two 12- yard pick-ups, one on a perfect pitch from Caicagni, and Cowins broke two tackles for a 21-yard gain to set up tho touchdown. ;--. The next drive : was aided by a defensive holding penalty on a third-and-seven play. Forrest followed it with runs of 12 three. 10, six, three, one and two yards, before; scoring on third and six from the eifihM yard line on an undisguised straight-up-Uic-fiut run, with two tight ends blocking. Forrest left tacklers strewn in his wake, even though they knew he was. coming. The march took IZ see the total scrimmage. " concept in a . In the secondary, our first group of f o ur or f i ve guys -- LITTLE KICKS ^ Steve Little kicked a praclica extra point this trme through imaginary, goalposts at.. h n o r t h end of Razorback Stadium, with'reserve quarterback Phil Davis holding. :;The third lime Caicagni taqg the controls, Cowins launched the march with a 23-yard run?, Tackle Butch Baker run from behind. One ar "N T o, 1 the fumblin mage. "But you couldn't say cither side really 'won,' because we had the first defense against the second offense and versa. said Caicagni. And then, swering a question, he said, N T o, 1 never had any trouble ing snaps last year." SHUMAKER SHINES -Boyco said he was p l e a s e d , , v with reserve center Rick I tcamors a first down on the Shumakcr, a 6-1, 220-pound morning s first series with a 19 , -, - . uai ,, .. UJ . _ _. junior from Te.vark'ana. "Rick's yard pass completion to tight; bomb on ] y to have Barwegen doing a good job, and could . end l i m Adams.. But Winston drop the ball whi 1 really help us," said Boyce. "If stripped Lemond from the ball ADAMS RECEPTION got the play drive with another extra point. - , - -^ The first offense fizzled three vice straight times after that, as the linemen tried and Caicagni failed lo make conneclibns \vua his receivers on Ihird and long, second- He overthrew 0-C, Jackson orV Ihird and six but hit Doug BarweRcn on a Ihird-and-nme »p Erie Ban while running free at Ihe eight-yard line. Arkansas has now u s e d , up j ot its alloted 20 sprins practices anfl will" spend two more -- - ' " 1L!1 1 games, -here ^t 1 p.m. and on Apr. 24 at . . ic old 54-holc ^!astcrs scoring tcord of 202 f wiped out when loycl ran in a birdie putt on IP 54(h hole, F'.oyd's playing partner, h n p - y-gn-lncky Larry Xiegl^r, onL'e osccl to within four strokes, "A f i in second place alcT* inch of Iho day but hogcyod wo of h is I nst five h olc s i o rift. back, rle eventually go! in he clubhouse with a 72-210, Former Masters champion :harles Coody. with a 70-211, /as the only other man in the elect, international Held within 0 shots of the incredible Floyd. A couple of Cornier University f Texas teammates, Ren Cren,haw and Tom Kite, were tied or fifth at 212, 11 shots back, "hey had matching 72s in the lightly breezy weather, G R A H A M AT Z13 The current U.S Open cha*n- )ion : Lou Graham, shot a 72. Tom Weiskcpf. who with Johnny Miller chased Nickla'is o his 1975 victory in one of the most thrilling of all golf tournaments, had a-70-aM. Hubert Green, clubbed "the rccn Machine" after three consecutive triumphs coming nto this lournnmenl. had '-ho whee'S fiill oEf on (he hack nine. Green r stilt able lo (lash lhat inyish grin through his trials and troubles, went Irom creek [o ditch lo woe to trouble. He played the last nine holes in 41 strokes, finished with a fat 78 and from a position that mice was only six strokes back, foil out of contenlion at 215. lie was tied al thai figure with Hale Irwin, a (wo-tirnc winner this year ami one -if the game's emerging greats, Irwin played his first nine in 31 and had the day's hcs; round, a 67. Ix?c Trevino - f i n a l l y got \in- tracked with a 69-215. South African Gary Flavor, twice a winner here among the a/aleas, dogwood arid wisteria thfit make this ncrhaos the wor'ri's most beautiful course, im proved lo 70-216. Miller luul 7-1-2IS and British Open King Tom Watson was 75 22G. Arnold Palmer failed to ualify for the final two rounds. to Ihc right near Ihe bole of towering Irec. "I elected to gamble. said. "You don'! make bird lay'ng up. So I pulled put il 1'Jlle old five w n d . I had 2 yarns to clear the water and 1 aiircd it 1 for the bunker, thinking I could carry the w/iter. "I almost fainted when T got it over the -vatcr in the trap." : Fie blew it out to three feet, a magnificent san'l shot, and made the birdie rnEE. "After making double ho°i-. on the 11th and then t a k i n g - i little gamble--probably a lol n .ore- than a littie garnblc--taat was my round," he said. The five wood came oui of Ihc bag again on the 15*h and [e put his sccon-' shot o-i 'ne green and two pulled from a great distance, maybe 50-60 feet. It was still another birdie. And he capped it off with the seven iron to eight feel on Ihe 18th, Ihcn sainted the falling p u t t with a clenched fist strik ing through the air. ThirJ-roufid scores SaluTrtiy yard, par 72 Aueusl* National Golf -ncdoies amateur). Charles Coody Ben Creruliaw Tom KilP Tom Wolfkopt Hubert Krccn linle I nun Graham ^^B^.»h Jerry Me Gee Gary Player Jim Cnllifrt Gene Littler Bud Allin noser MallbLc Dave Hill Hruce Devlin Billy Cnsper Jix Inman Gay Rtcwer " Kdtlie Pea re a Hnicu Cramplon J.C. Swart Pelcr Oostcrimli Tommy Aaron n - n k k Sirtcrov^f Tflm Waison next play and linebacker Curtis Townsend recovered. On the second series, Lusby all I'm looking toi 000 000 0--0 t 121 Kll Beene acj Kolkli Bull, 3 2 . HR--Bay] Qlen (*), Wells C2, A:GOO. Second name rkarsas WO 000 000 X) t a j J c r Ola COO 10v--Z 7 \V. Hem in and J. Hemm: Cnkcr i Sunday, the. douWehesuler witli Oklahoma City University in next Saturday a t ' L i t t l e Rock But on the third trv, Lemonc Thielemann "and "guards Leolis Red 34 and Lemond. complctet! three all did well todav,'' an eight-yard first down'pass to scheduled tor Tuesday, Wednes split end Steve funk. Sales made City University in Fayctlevillej About Ihe backs, Boyce said, Monday has been cancelled. |"Ben Cowins ami Cowboy five yards to the 21 on tho Men's High Fashion LEISURE SUITS Men's Casual Spring LEISURE SUITS Long sleeve siezs S-H- L-XL. A c e l a f e and nylon, perma press, reg- stcr mark down! Were 9.99, now marked down to - - Solid color double K n i t fabric, deluxe lailoring, f u l l y lined jacket. Even sizes S3 thru 4fi, regular and long. Casual tailoring, unlined jacket. E v r n sizes 38 thru 46, regular and long. New Slimline fabric. 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