The Hays Daily News from Hays, Kansas on December 21, 1976 · Page 19
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HAYS DAILY NEWS I'AC.K 21 December 21, 1976 Tide Smashes UCLA By DAVID MOPP1T UP! Sports Writer , MEMPHIS, Tenn. (DPI) Alabama had something to ;prove in the Liberty Bowl, but not even Bear Bryant •dreamed the Crimson Tide , would do it so decisively. .•• Unhappy over a subpar 8-3 .season that prevented them ,£,r om winnlngn). u Southeastern Conference championship, had them out of the top 10, and kept them out of one of the more prestigious bowls—all for the first time in six years—the Tidemen were determined to make amends in the Liberty Bowl. They did it in spades. Scoring the first four times they had the ball and, at times, humiliating the nation's fourth-best college offense, the underdog Crimson Tide trounced 6th-ranked UCLA, 36-6—the largest margin in Liberty Bowl history. ' "Hell yes, I was surprised v by the score," said Bryant. "I would have settled for one point. I thought we could beat them, but I didn't know for sure." « "We have done a great job of coming back from being a nothing team at the start of the year to what we were tonight," he added. "We beat a pretty good football team." UCLA did not look like the 91-1 team it was. "I wanted to play tonight, but I think we felt it wasn't a game that would make our season," said- UCLA quarterback Jeff Dankworth. "I think maybe we felt it was kind of a consolation game for us. We didn't have intensity or fire." UCLA Coach Terry Donahue disagreed. "I think we took this game serious enough. To say otherwise would detract from an outstanding Alabama effort. I thought, very frankly, that we would play very well. Most of The Bear Looking much like a bear in his ski mask, Alabama Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant stalks the sidelines as he led his team to a 36-6 upset victory over UCLA in the Liberty Bowl Monday night. (UPI Photo) JayhawksWin Double Overtime ST. LOUIS (UPI) — Herb ! Nobles scored 24 points and . grabbed 14 rebounds Monday -night to lead Kansas to a 69-68 double overtime victory over 'winless St. Louis University. The Billikens, - off to their . worst season start in 50 years "with an 0-8 record, led by two -points with less than a minute ".remaining in regulation time - ;and again by two in the first ^.overtime. But the 6-7 Nobles '"hit a twisting jump shot with "3:12 left in the extra session to tie it at 62-62 and neither team could score during the last three minutes. In the second overtime, • • Kansas moved into a 67-64 lead on a layup by John 'Douglas. After St. Louis an- ;swered'with two free throws by freshman center John Parker, the Jayhawks 1 Hasan Houston hit on two free throws with 40 seconds left to play to put them in front by three points. St. Louis' final basket by Mike Newbold came with just 12 seconds remaining. The Billikens led most of the second half, the biggest margin at 45-38, but Kansas reserve Brad Sanders sank a 10-foot jump shot with 10 seconds left in regulation time to force the overtime. Junior forward Carl Johnson scored 16 points and pulled down 13 rebounds to lead St. Louis. Kansas hiked its record to 7-2. Koenigs 3 2-2 8, Nobles 12 0-0 24, Mokeski 2 2-2 6, Douglas 7 0-1 14, C.L. Johnson 2 0-0 4, Houston 2 4-4 8, Barnthouse 0 0-0 0, Gibson 0 0-0 0, Von Moore 0 1-3 1, Sanders 2 0-0 4. Totals 30 9-12 69. ST. LOUIS (68) Jackson 6 1-4 13, C.A. Johnson 5 6-9 16, Parker 4 6-7 14, King 4 5-8 13, Newbold 4 4-4 12, Moulder 0 0-0 0, Glass 0 0-0 0, Hughes 0 0-0 0. Totals 23 2232 68. Halftime score: St. Louis 27 Kansas 26. End regulation: St. Louis 56, Kansas 56. End first overtime: St. Louis 62, Kansas 62. Total fouls: Kansas 25, St. Louis 15. Fouled out: Koenigs, Mokeski, C.L. Johnson, Jackson. A: 3,392.. our problems were due to Alabama's play." The Crimson Tide scored 17 points in a 4:31 span late in the first period and, for 'all practical purposes, the game, played in subfreezing weather with a strong wind that lowered the wind chill factor 'to zero, was over... In that first-period outburst, Bucky Berrey kicked his first of a Liberty Bowl record three field goals; Barry Krause, voted most valuable player in the game, scored on a 44-yard return of the first of three Tide interceptions; and Johnny Davis scored on a two-yard plunge. Then, adding insult to injury, Alabama made it 24-0 early in the' second period when the Tide caught the Bruins by surprise with a 20- yard touchdown pass from Nathan, the tailback, to quarterback Jack O'Rear. Two more Berrey field goals had it 30-0 early in the final period before UCLA, held for downs on three occasions, got its only points on a 61-yard.run by Theotis Brown, a touchdown Alabama got back in the closing seconds when 'Rick Watson's one-yard plunge capped an 82-yard march. Olympic Committee Plans To Sign Lease SACRAMENTO, Calif. CUPI) — The United States Olympic Committee plans to sign a 12-year lease that would make Squaw Valley, Calif., site of the 1960 Winter Olympics, a permanent year- round training facility for American athletes. The lease will give the committee what is believed to be its first permanent training center. Until now, U.ST athletes have trained at borrowed facilities, often college campuses. A lease for'the prime high Sierra Nevada ski country of Squaw Valley was to be signed late Tuesday by .committee •officials and > a • development firm which purchased the land from the' state in 1973, state officials said. The plans call for using the area for training in both winter and summer sports, including track and field if suitable facilities can be built. The state Department of General Services said the committee will lease a ski Co-Athletes Of Month Selected LOS ANGELES (UPI) — , The Los Angeles Rams' Jack Youngblood and University of Southern California's Dennis Thurman have been named coathletes of the month for November by the Citizens Savings Athletic Foundation. .Thurman was the Pacific 8's interception leader with eight for 170 yards and one touchdown. Youngblood, a six-year pro from University of Florida, helped the Rams hold their opponents to an average of just over 110 yards rushing per game, second only to the NFL- leading Pittsburgh Steelers this season. jump, dormitories with- about 370 rooms, a cafeteria and other facilities at an annual cost of $150,000. In addition, athletes will have access to the Squaw Mountain ski area. The committee has announced plans to set up two other such year-round training facilities — one in the East and one in the Midwest. Arkansas Rips KSU FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. '7UPir-'Marvih ; Delphhit 28' points, ranging from slam dunks to 25-foot jumpers, to power the undefeated Arkansas Razorbaeks to an 8065 victory over Kansas State Monday night. Arkansas repeatedly broke the Wildcats' full-court press and scored on long breakaways to run its season record to 6-0. Kansas State, considered the' Big Eight conference favorite, fell to 6-2. Arkansas, playing before a record Barnhill Arena crowd of 6,453, jumped to a 9-2 lead and never trailed. The Razorbaeks held a 40-30 halftime lead. Ron Brewer added 23 points and Sidney Moncrief hit 17 for the Razorbaeks, with each player hitting a large percentage of the 12 dunk shots by Arkansas players. Kansas State's only players to score in double figures were guard Mike Evans with 20 and forward Curtis Redding with 17. The Razorbaeks sank 64 per cent of their shots from the field, counteracting a dismal 12 for 25 from the free throw line. The Wildcats made 40 per cent of their shots from the field. 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(UPI Photo) Foreman Gets MVP Honor NEW YORK (UPI) — "If Chuck Foreman isn't named the most valuable player/ in the league," Minnesota quarterback Fran Tarkenton said following the Vikings playoff win over the Washington Redskins last weekend, "there is something wrong." Nothing is wrong. Foreman, whd' spent the 1976 season solidifying himself as the most versatile running back in the game, was chosen by United Press International player in the National Football Conference. Foreman was maned on 26 ballots from the UPI board of 42 voters, three from each conference city. Chicago running back Walter Payton finished as runnerup with nine votes while Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach, ( Tarkenton and Los Angeles running back Lawrence McCutcheon also received mention. Foreman proved himself the most valuable in every phase of ,lhe v Mirinesqta,, attack, .this, season: rushing for a club record 1,155 yards to finish fourth in the NFC; catching 55 passes for 567 yards to rank second in the conference; and scoring 14 touchdowns to tie Franco Harris of Pittsburgh for the coleadership in the NFL. Foreman rushed for 100 yards against Seattle, 148 against Pittsburgh and a club record 200 versus Philadelphia. Foreman added six oass receptions for 65 yards in that Eagles' game. ,,.,„ .The durable Foreman ulsp led the way for NFL running backs wilh a pair of 100-yard receiving clays, calcihing seven pusses for 106 yards against New Orleans in the season opener and eight passes for lit) yards against the New York Giants. Foreman becomes tliti third Viking ever to win the honor and the -second in a row, following Tarkenton who was named player of the year in 1975. Minnesota defensive lineman Alan Page won the ..award-in . I I I ALCO WILL CLOSE FRIDAY, DEC. 24th AT 6:00 P.M. PLEASE BE SURE TO PICK UP YOUR LAY-AWAYS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE BEFORE THIS DATE. JUST CALL AHEAD AND WE'LL HAVE YOUR PACKAGES WAITING FOR YOU AT THE SERVICE DESK. DIAL 628-1095. THANK YOU...AND MERRY CHRISTMAS! THE ALCO MANAGEMENT

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