The Galveston Daily News from Galveston, Texas on September 24, 1978 · Page 21
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Galveston, Texas
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Sunday, September 24, 1978
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DEIPSB HSHIN6 • NfWKWCANI HXKOUON SAHBDAU.Y MKMM...7B3-5423 GalvMton Party Boats, Inc. PIER 18 Section C (galtowt Page 1 Local, State, World Sports Sunday Morning, September 24,1978 Sports — Phone 744-3611 Southern Cal Shreds Alabama, 24-14 „*»-.».TV,/-.TI A »« «i., i,.« „„„„„„„„ »u n t «««v,i«j ^nrn^knoi,. ,,,k n r. i\*nrin n ni<4 intof/>Ar\tori haH t wn Dasses hari a third interceotcd bv intercepted BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (UPI) — Charles White, on his way to becoming Southern Cal's all-time career rusher, ripped top- ranked Alabama's highly- touted defense for 197 yards Saturday in leading the seventh-ranked Trojans to a 24-14 nationally televised upset over the Crimson Tide. White, who has now gained 526 yards in three games, scored the Trojans' first touchdown on a 40- yard run midway through the opening period and,, although he did not score again, it was the threat of his presence that enabled quarterback Paul McDonald to throw two touchdown passes to 155-pound sophomore flanker Kevin Williams to break the game open in the final period. The Trojans led 10-0 at halftime after a 40-yard field goal by Frank Jordan with 4:27 left in the half. Alabama, which had been held for downs at the Southern Cal one early in the second quarter, closed the gap to 10-7 early in the third period on a 41-yard run by Major Ogilvie. But the Trojans wiped out Crimson Tide hopes for a Texas Slips By Testy Wyoming STEVE SMITH (2), Baylor quarterback, gets off a pass from deep in his own territory as teammate Greg Hawthorne (27) blocks out Kentucky rusher. Steve Smith is the son of Galvestonian Don Smith, former Kirwin and Ball High assistant coach. Kentucky won the game 25-21. (UPI photo). Late TD Drive Sends Kentucky By Baylor 25-21 LEXINGTON, Ky. (UPI) — Mike Deaton passed 10 yards to Gregg Nord for a touchdown with 7:05 left in the game Saturday to give Kentucky a 25-21 triumph over Baylor. The pass capped a 62- yard drive that brought the Wildcats from a 21-17 deficit. The victory was Kentucky's first against one tie, while Baylor fell to 0-2. Kentucky's victory blunted an outstanding day for Baylor Quarterback Steve Smith, who completed 17 of 35 passes for 249 yards and one touchdown. Smith led the Bears to the Kentucky 18-yard line in the last two minutes of the game, before a fourth down pass to Mike Fisher went incomplete and the Wildcats took over. A Baylor drive just minutes before stalled when Kentucky cornerback Larry Carter intercepted Smith at the Kentucky .3- yardline. Baylor took a 21-17 lead in the fourth quarter when Gregg Hawthorne, who gained 102 yards in 24 carries, scored on a 10-yard run. Then Deaton, who completed 16 of passes for 182 yards, drove Kentucky 62 yards in eight plays, culminating with the 10 Giants Top Astros 3-2 SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) — Tom Heintzelman's pinch hit single in the eighth inning scored Vic Harris from third base Saturday and gave the San Francisco Giants a 3-2 triumph over the Houston Astros. With the score tied 2-2, Marc Hill started the winning rally off losing Houston reliever Joaquin Andujar, 5-7, with a double to left-center. Harris went in-to run and was bunted to third by Roger Metzger. After pinch hitter John Tamargo drew a walk, Dan Warthen replaced Andujar was greeted by a single by Heintzelman, who was batting for Skip James. Gary Lavelle, who replaced started Ed Halicki in the seventh inning, pitched two innings to gain the win and improve his record to 13-10. yard scoring toss to Nord. Deaton ran into the end zone on the two point conversion. The Bears took a 7-0 lead in the first quarter, as Smith threw a 9 yard pass to Ronnie Lee for the touchdown. Kentucky, which fumbled twice deep Baylor territory in the first half, finally got on the board with 8:44 left in the half on Randy Brooks first touchdown of the day. Brooks, who gained 81 yards on 23 carries, added his second score on a 4 yard run early in the third period to give the Wildcats a 14-7 lead. Rice Hits 43rd Homer In Sox Win TORONTO (UPI) - Jim Rice slammed his 43rd home run in the fifth inning and collected his 387th total base — tops in the American League in 40 years — Saturday to power Boston to a 3-1 triumph over the Toronto Blue Jays and move the Red Sox to within one game of the first-place New York Yankees in the ALEast. Veteran Luis Tiant, 11-8, spaced seven hits, struck out six and walked five, while stranding 12 base runners. With one out and Boston ahead 2-0 in the fifth, Rice blasted the first pitch from loser Jesse Jefferson, 7-15, into the left field seats. Rice needs 13 total bases in Boston's seven remaining games to reach the 400 mark, last attained in the major leagues by Hank Aaron in 1959. AndrichGets Hole-In-One Joe Andrich scored a : hole-in-one on the 180-yard three par llth hole at the Galveston Country Club Saturday. He scored the ace with a number three wood. It was the second hole-in- one for Andrich in 32 years of golf. When he scored his ace Saturday, he was playing in a fivesome with Walter Clason, Gaschen Hasselmeier, Dr. E. Y. Stott and Sam G. Tramonte. AUSTIN, Tex. (UPI) — Quarterback Randy McEachern and halfback Kermit Goode scored on short plunges through a stubborn Wyoming defense Saturday night to give sixth-ranked Texas a struggling 17-3 intersectional decision over the Cowboys. Both Longhorns scores came as a result of Wyoming errors and sluggish Texas was never able to get its offense in gear, being outrushed by the Cowboys and managing only nine yards total offense in the third period. McEachern, a 176-pound senior, scored on a 3-yard run for Texas in the second period after defensive back Johnny Johnson recovered a fumble by the Cowboys' Myron Hardeman at the Wyoming five. Goode punched across from five yards out later in the same period after Texas linebacker Lance Taylor recovered a fumble at the Cowboys 23. The Longhorns Russell Erxleben booted a 43-yard field goal in the third period, but missed another attempt from the Cowboys 10 in the second quarter. The victory was Texas' second in as many starts for the Longhorns. Erxleben's field goal also resulted from a Wyoming miscue. Safety Ricky Churchman recovered a Wyoming fumble at the Cowboys 23, but the Texas offense lost three yanls in three running plays before Erxleben was called on for the field goal. Wyoming, now 1-1, stunned the Texas crowd of 60,000 by taking the lead with 7:43 remaining in the first period on a 23-yard field goal by Dan Christopulos. Johnson fumbled a Wyoming punt and Cowboys defensive end Guy Frazier recovered at the Texas 13 to put Wyoming in position for its field goal. The game was a reunion of sorts for Texas coach Fred Akers, who recruited many of the Cowboys players before leaving Wyoming two years ago to return to the Longhorns. Wyoming turned the ball over four times and Texas committed five turnovers in the sloppily played game. The Longhorns offense, struggling without the services of Heisman Trophy winner Earl Campbell, was lackluster all evening. Texas managed only 130 yards on the ground in 50 tries. comeback when McDonald threw a 6-yard touchdown pass to Williams with 11:15 left in the game and then, with 8:34 left, connected with Williams on a 40-yard scoring pass that was tipped by Alabama defender Don McNeil. Alabama, an 11-point favorite, got its final touchdown with 7:10 left on a 41- yard pass from Jeff Rutledge to Bart Krout, but two later Alabama scoring attempts were thwarted by Southern Cal fumble recoveries and, when a blocked punt gave the Crimson Tide the ball at the 17, the Trojans got their fourth pass interception of the game. Unbeaten Southern Cal dominated play most of the way against a previously unbeaten Alabama which had hoped to win the national championship this year. The Trojans gained 257 yards in the first half, 149 of those by White, a 183- pound junior. The first time Southern Cal had the ball the Trojans drove 73 yards to the Alabama two but lost the ball on a fumble. Three plays later, Alabama had to kick and on the next play White, the man who had fumbled at the two, broke up the middle, shook off several would-be tacklers and scored the opening touchdown to give the Trojans a lead they never yielded. Alabama drove 79 yards to a third and one at the Southern Cal one early in the second period but the Trojans held and then drove for Jordan's field goal. Rutledge, who had set a record for consecutive attempts without being intercepted, had two passes picked off by Kenny Moore late in the second quarter, had a third intercepted by Tim Lavender late in the third period and a final one intercepted by Dennis Smith on the final play of the game. TEXAS HALFBACK Kermit Goode (35) punches over the goal line for a touchdown in the second period of play Saturday night against Wyoming. Wyoming's Ken Miller (99) tries to halt Goode's progress on the 5-yard TD run. (UPITelephoto) Aggies Roll To 37-2 Win CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. (UPI) - Halfback Curtis Dickey ran for three touchdowns to highlight a 28 point second quarter explosion Saturday night as lOth-ranked Texas A & M rolled to a 37-2 rout over fumbling Boston College. Dickey scored on runs of 13, 29 and 1 yard after the Aggies had fallen behind 20. A & M, 2-0, also got a 1 yard touchdown run from fullback David Brothers Kansas Upsets 8th Ranked Bruins Of UCLA, 28-24 LAWRENCE, Kan. (UPI) — Quarterback Jeff Hines threw a pair of first half touchdown passes to Kirby Criswell and rushed for another to give heavy underdog Kansas a 28-24 upset victory Saturday over 8th-ranked UCLA. Kansas scored all 28 of its points in the first half, then withstood a furious UCLA rally which netted 17 points over the final 30 minutes. The Bruins rolled up 15 first downs to just one for Arkansas Takes 19-7 Win Over Tough OSU Crew Kansas and limited the Big Eight Jayhawks to 26 yards total offense during the second half. Freshman Buford Johnson made two tackles on first half UCLA kickoff returns which forced fumbles that set up a pair of Kansas' touchdowns. His first hit came on the opening kickoff on Anthony Edgar, setting up a 3-yard scoring pass from Hines to Criswell, and the second came in the second quarter on Theotis Brown, setting up a 1-yard Hines to Criswell scoring pass. STILLWATER, Okla. (UPI) — Running back Ben Cowins darted 25 yards down the sideline for a third quarter touchdown and quarterback Ron Calcagni pushed over from the one in the final period to pace third-ranked Arkansas to a 19-7 victory against stubborn Oklahoma State Saturday. Ish Ordonez added field goals of 25 and 24 yards for the Razorbacks. The Cowboys, a large underdog, pulled within three points on an 80-yard scoring pass from Scott Burk to freshman wide receiver Ron Ingram in the third period before their own mistakes helped Arkansas score its second touchdown and second field goal. Cowins' touchdown capped a drive of 80 yards in four plays that included a 51-yard jaunt by fullback Jerry Eckwood on the first play of the second half. Calcagni's touchdown was set up by an OSU fumble at the 7-yard line recovered by defensive tackle Jimmy Walker. Eck- wood carried for 6 yards and Calcagni pushed over on the next play. The first field goal, at 5:56 in the second quarter, which gave Arkansas a 3-0 halftime lead, came on the seventh play after noseguard Dale White recovered a Cowboy fumble at the Arkansas 25. Ordonez kicked his second field goal early in the fourth quarter to conclude a sustained drive that had started in the previous period and was kept alive by an OSU substitution penalty at a time when the Razorbacks were preparing to punt the ball away. Burk's 80-yard pass to Ingram was the Cowboys' first play after Arkansas' first touchdown and was the third longest scoring pass in Oklahoma State's history. The Razorbacks outrushed Oklahoma State 226 yards to 58 yards, but the Cowboys were ahead in passing, completing six of 12 attempts for 127 yards compared with seven of 14 for 72 yards for Arkansas. They were the first touchdown passes thrown by the sophomore Hines and the first scoring receptions by the junior Criswell in their respective careers at Kansas. Rick Bashore capped a 59-yard UCLA drive with a 1-yard quarterback sneak to tie the score at 7-7 late in the first quarter but the 17- point underdog Jayhawks then buried the Bruins with a three- touchdown avalanche during a 2:56 span midway through the second period. A 51-yard pass from Hines to Kevin Murphy to the UCLA 1-yard line set up a scoring punch by Sam Smith to put the Jayhawks ahead 14-7 and freshamn Roger Foote fell on Brown's fumble on the ensuing kickoff at the Bruin 19. It took Kansas five plays — plus a 13-yard UCLA pass interference penalty — to make it 21-7 on Criswell's second touchdown. The Jayhawks held on downs in UCLA's next possession and Jimmy Little stunned the Bruins with a 66-yard punt return to give Kansas the ball three yards from the goal line. Hines took it in on the first play as Kansas claimed a 28-7 halftime lead. UCLA began its comeback bid on a 1-yard touchdown run by Brown and pulled to within a touchdown on a 20-yard scoring run by Brown four minutes into the final quarter. UCLA drove 53 yards in its next possession but Kansas stalled the UCLA drive on downs at its own 8, and the Bruins had to settle for a 25-yard field goal from Peter Boermeester. The victory was a replay of the 1977 season for the Jayhawks, who were winless heading into the third weekend against a ranked Pacific Eight team. The Jayhawks rose up to beat 14th-ranked Washington State, 14-12, for the highlight of a 3-7-1 season. Kansas was putscored 6812 in losing its first two games of the season against Texas A&M and Washington. UCLA fell to 21 after previous victories over Washington and Tennessee. and a safety in the second quarter. Quarterback Mike Mosley scored on a 55 yard run in the third quarter and Tony Franklin added a 29 yard field goal to close out the scoring. BC, 0-2, scored its only points at 10:33 of the first quarter when Jack Kent blocked a punt in the Aggie endzone with the ball rolling out of play. The Eagles were not to get another first down until midsvay through the third quarter and ended up fumbling 11 times — losing six. Dickey, who rushed for 138 yards on 18 carries, raced 13 yards up the middle on the first play of the second quarter to give A & M the lead for good. The junior speedster accounted for 57 yards of the 65 yard drive. BC quarterback Jay Palazola set up Dickey's next touchdown when he fumbled at the Eagles 29 while being sacked. Dickey scored on the next play at 3:10. A&M scored again at 7:51 when Dickey bulled over from the 1 yard line to cap a 57 yard drive in nine plays. With less than three minutes left in the second quarter, BC center Karl Swanke sailed a snap over the head of punter John Cooper and out of the BC . endzone: The safety followed a dropped pass and 3 successive illegal procedure penalties against Boston College. Brothers scored on a 1 yard plunge to cap a 59 yard drive in eight plays with just : 15 seconds left in the half. Franklin missed the conversion. Mosley raced 55 yards on an option at 3:07 of the third quarter, two plays after the Aggies had recovered a BC fumble. The Eagles fumbled the following kickoff and Franklin booted his field goal at 5:58 of the quarter. Iowa State Wins IOWA CITY, Iowa (UPI) — Junior college transfer Walter Grant came off the bench to fire three touchdown passes, one on' his first play of the game, to spark Iowa State to a 31-0 victory over Iowa Saturday. Grant took over for Terry Rubley at the start of the second quarter and promptly threw a 47-yard bomb to Stan Hixon for Iowa State's first touchdown. He flipped a 6-yard scoring pass to Ray Hardee, a little more than two minutes later and combined with Hixon on a 20- yard scoring play in the third quarter. Reserve tailback Victor Mack scored the Cyclones's final touchdown on a 7-yard run late in the game and Steve Johnson added a 34- yard field goal. It was the third straight victory without a loss for ISU, which was unimpressive in earlier games against Rice and San Diego State. Sooners Slam Rice, 66-7 NORMAN, Okla. (UPI) — Quarterbacks Thomas Lott and J.C. Watts scored two touchdowns each and rushed for 178 yards to ignite a 52-point first half and send second-ranked Oklahoma rolling to a 66-7 victory over the outmanned and winless Rice Owls. Lott, the starter, carried nine times for 102 yards, passed for 32 more and scored on runs of 1 and 25 yards before turning the Sooners wishbone attack over to his sophomore understudy. Watts, who ran six times for 76 yards, passed for 15 yards the first time he handled the ball and scooted in from 8 yards out on the next play. He also ran 12 yards for a touchdown later in the second quarter. Neither Lott nor Watts saw any action after halftime with freshmen Kelly Phelps and Rod Pegues sharing the quarterbacking. Oklahoma scored on every possession in the first half, rushing for 352 yards, and capitalizing on four turnovers for a 35-point second quarter. The Sooners, now 3-0, finished with 559 rushing yards. Halfback Billy Sims scored the game's first touchdown on an 11-yard run and the Sooners also had touchdown runs of 43 yards by halfback Jimmy Rogers, 12 yards by halfback Freddie Nixon, 1 yard by fullback Barry Joyner and 3 yards by halfback Randy Jones. Uwe von Schamann added a 48-yard field goal and nine extra points. Rice could not score until the first play of the fourth quarter when quarterback Mark Snyder hit wide receiver David Houser from the 1-yard line on fourth down. Lott and Rogers started the Sooners' second- quarter explosion with Lott skirting left end for 15 yards, then pitching to Rogers who completed a 43- yard touchdown play. On the second play of Rice's next possession cornerback Derrol Ray made his fourth interception in three games to give Olahoma the ball at the Rice 31. Two plays later Lott, with a block from fullback Kenny King, ran in from 25 yards out. Tackle Richard Turner recovered a Calvin Vance fumble on the first play after the kickoff, setting up Lett's first touchdown run. And a fumble on- the ensuing kickoff led quickly to Nixon's score. The Sooners recovered still another fumble on the next kickoff. but time ran out in the half before they could score again.

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