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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Sunday, October 1, 1967
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r v r 9 SID HARTMAN IV J DEAN CHANCE, who will face the Boston Red Sox in Fenway Park today in a game that could win the pennant for the Twins, has allowed the Red Sox only two runs in 18 innings this season in Boston. ' The 26-year-old right-hander has 1 a 4-1 record this year against the Red Sox. His only loss was a 3-2 decision to Boston at Metropolitan Stadium. "I shut them out on my 26th birthday in Fenway," said Chance Saturday night after he learned that Detroit had lost the second game of a doubleheader to California, thus assuring the Twins of a tie for first place if they beat Boston today. "I've also defeated Jim Lonborg twice. (Lonborg has a 21-9 record and will face Minnesota today.) "I pitched my five-inning perfect game against Lonborg at the Met and beat him 9-2 in Boston. "I've had good luch against Carl Yas-trzemski this year, too. I don't recall him driving in a run against me. (Yaz is leading the league in hitting, runs batted in and is tied with Harmon Killebrew for the home run lead with 44.) "The wind has been blowing out here the last few days and this makes the ball carry. This has to be the biggest game I've ever pitched. I hope I can meet the challenge." VetOska Report: Jim Finks and Bud Grant of the Vikings, both graduates of the Canadian Football League, contend that there are a number of Canadian players who would be stars in the NFL if given the opportunity. The Chicago Bears' Bob Wetoska, former De La Salle athlete and now one of the outstanding offensive guards in the NFL, is of-fered as evidence. Wetoska, now in his seventh year with the Bears, originally was drafted by the Wash ington Redskins and released. He caught on with Vancouver of the Canadian League and was released. Finally, he joined the Bears' taxi squad, after one season the 250-pounder became a regular. He has been a standout for the Bears ever since. Wetoska's experience has by many players who failed in the Canadian League and made it in the NFL. Ermer Story: After the 1962 season, Cal Ermer received a letter from the New York Yankee organization discharging him as manager of the Richmond, Va., farm team in the International League. "I've had some low periods in my baseball career. I was convinced I'd never get a chance to manage in the major leagues," said the Twin manager. "When I lost the Richmond job, I started to wonder. "I perked up a little when I was hired as a coach at Baltimore in 1963. John Mc-Hale (now assistant to the baseball commissioner) recommended me to Billy Hitchcock, then the Baltimore manager. "I wondered again when I was fired as a coach after one year. I had a three-year contract with the Orioles. So I worked as a scout in 1964. "I was managing San Juan of 1964 when I got my big break. Sherry Robertson (Twin farm director) telephoned and offered me the job as Denver manager. I wanted to manage again, so I jumped at the chance. "After working at Denver for a season I was hopeful I might get the opportunity to manage the Twins if they made a change. Then came the biggest break of my life. I got the chance to manage a major league team. I just hope I can reward Calvin Griffith and the Twin organization by winning the pennant." Jottings: Monte Kiffin, tackle, is a member ot the NeorasKa coacn-ing staff ... , Nebraska inaugurated a new $550,000 press box Saturday. It was paid for through the sale of 300 seats in the press box complex and 200 underneath . . . Bob Rutford, former University of Minnesota end, is a geology professor at the University of South Dakota. He attended the Minnesota game Saturday . . . Steve Brye, the Twins' first choice in the baseball draft who played for St. Cloud last season and was named to the All-Star team, got seven hits in his first II times at bat (including two home runs) as a member of the Twins' team in the California Peninsula League . . . They Say: Dennis Claridge, former Robbinsdale and Nebraska quarterback: "I'm in dental school in Nebraska and don't plan to play any more football. Vince Lombardi and Bart Starr of Green Bay did talk to me when they were trying to get me to play. (The Vikings were going to trade Rip Hawkins to Atlanta for Claridge and then get Green Bay's first choice for the former Packer quarterback.) I also talked to Jim Finks of the Vikings. I miss football, but I feel my best future is in school." Bob Wetoska: "I don't helievo Green Rav is as good as they were. Their offense is not Hitchcock the same without Jim Taylor and their defense has weaknesses that can be exploited." MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL STANDINGS AMERICAN Won lost Pet. G.I. TWINS Boston Detroit Chicago "California Baltimore Wash. Cleveland 91 70 .565 91 70 .565 90 70 .563 89 72 .553 83 76 .522 75 85 .469 75 85 .469 72 2 7 lift 75 86 .466 16 New York 71 90 .441 20 Kan. City 62 98 .390 282 Teams eliminated from pennant race. (YEAR AGO: Twins 2nd, W 88, L 73, Pet. .547, G.B. 9.) RESULTS SATURDAY Boston 6. TWINS 4. Detroit 5-6, California 0-8. Baltimore 5, Cleveland 2. Washington 4, Chicago 0, New York 5, Kansas City 4. GAMES TODAY TWINS (Chance 20-13) at Bos Ermcr Lombardi Hawkins been repeated Chance Wetoska in the winter Ciaii!g3 former Viking ' Sayers Robertson LEAGUE TWN Dot tot Chi Col Clt Bnl Was NY KC 11 10 9 11 10 10 8 12 10 6 11 8 10 8 11 13 12 12 8 7 10 3 15 9 10 10 12 9 10 7 8 8 10 8 7 10 5 6 6 8 6 8 1111 7 711 8 12 12 8 6 14 9 14 10 7 13 10 5 6 11 7 6 9 12 6 4 6 9 13-12 6 9 11 - 10 7 6 10 4 ton (Lonborg 21-9), 1 p.m. Washington (Bosman 2-1) at Chicago (Horien 19-7). California (Clark 12-11 and Wright 5-4) at Detroit (Sparma 15-9 and Hiller 4-2), 2. Baltimore (Lopez 0-2) at Cleveland (Tiant 12-.9). Kansas City (Dobson 10-10) at New York (Stottlemyre 14-15). Rutford If 1 j" i Oregon State Stomps on Iowa 38-18 IOWA CITY, Iowa UP) It took Oregon State less than 10 minutes to build a 21-0 lead over Iowa Saturday, and the Beavers went on to win 38-18 in an inter-sectional football game. The Beavers, winners of three in a row this year and nine straight carrying over from last season, pulverized Iowa's inept defenders with a three - pronged attack by quarterback Steve Preece, fullback Bill Enyart and wingback Bill Main. WITH THOSE three consistently making good yardage, Oregon State scored touchdowns three of the first four times it had the ball and led 31-0 at halftime. Meanwhile, Oregon State kept the Hawkeyes and their vaunted quarterback, Ed Po dolak, bottled up most of the day. The Hawkeyes didn't even threaten in the first half, and their last two touchdowns came after Oregon State had built a 38-6 lead. Oregon State outgained Iowa 321 yards to 13 on the ground in the first half and finished with a 496-393 advantage in total yardage. Oregcn Stale 21 10 7 038 Iowa 0 0 6 1111 OS Preece 35 run IHaggard kickl. OS Main I run (Haggard kickl. OS Mo n 40 run IHaggard kickl. OS Enyart I run IHaggard kicki. OS FG Hagqorrl 27. Iowa McKinnie 9 run (past fdiledl. OS Inyart 1 -in IHaggard klrkl. Iowa Padalak J run loan failedl. Iowa laveg 4 pan from Podolak loan failed). Attendance 48.313. UCLA Continued From Page One and another for 16 (in the fourth). Sophomore Bill Bolden replaced Beban late in the game and accounted for both UCLA's fourth-period touchdowns, one on a 55-yard sprint with 55 seconds to play. Junior quarterback Jerry Henderson, making his first start of the season for Bruins' defense, the Cougais to their first touchdown with less than four minutes gone in the first quarter. The 80-yard drive in 1 1 plays was capped by a 24-yard touchdown gallop by junior halfback Mark Williams. With Henderson passing to fullback Del Carmichael and Williams slicing into the Bruins' defense, the Cougars scored twice in the last 5:20 of the game. This included a Henderson pass to reserve fullback Larry Thatcher for an 80-yard touchdown play. S& 'J o ! 30-51 "5U 7 0 O 1623 tirr'iTl M ?" IGnda kickl. UCIA FG Andrusyihyn 22. UCIA Jones 3 run (Andruivshvn kickl. ,aU5IA T Nu!,"!1 49 DO" o" (Andruyshyn kickl. y,A B,bon 1 "" lAndrusyshn kickl. UCIA Jones tvn (Andrutyihyn kickl. UCIA Softly Widmer recovered fumble in end ton. UCIA FG Andrutyihyn 16. WSU Carmichaol 2 run ICarmichael run). UCIA Boldtn 3 run (Andrusvshyn kickl WSU Thatcher 10 pan from Hondorton IFIantbura runl. UCIA Boldon J5 run (Former runl. STATISTICS j UClA First downt 19 Rushing yardage .... 342 Poising yardage .... 120 Return yardogo 108 Passes 1-1 (-0 Puns 3-51.3 FumSlel lost 2 Yards penalized 50 WSU 16 145 194 2 15-25-2 2-46 2 54 Simpson, Southern Ca Dump Spartans 21-17 EAST LANSING, Mich. (IPI) O. J. Simpson ran for two touchdowns and passed for a third Saturday to lead third-ranked Southern California to a 21-17 victory over Michigan State. Simpson scored on an eight-yard run in the first quarter, plunged for another touchdown in the second period and passed seven yards to halfback Jim Lawrence in the third quarter. The triumph was Southern California's third straight. (Key: Read across for victories; read down for losses.) NATIONAL LEAGUE Won St. Louis 100 S. Francisco 90 Chicago 87 Cincinnati 86 Philadelphia 82 Pittsburgh 80 Atlanta 77 Los Angeles 72 Houston 69 lost Pet. 60 .625 GB 71 .559 102 73 .544 13 75 .534 141j 79 .509 182 81 .497 20i2 84 .478 232 88 .450 28 92 .429 311j New York 60 100 .375 40 Clinched pennant. RESULTS SATURDAY Houston 4, Pittsburg 3. Chicago 9, Cincinnati 4. ' San Francisco 3-1, Philadelphia 2-0. New York at Los Angeles, night. St. Louis at Atlanta, night. . GAMES TOftAY St. Louis (Briles 1S-5) at Atlanta (Reed 1-0). Gophers Question Two Vita By SID HARTMAN Minneapolis Tribune Staff Writer LINCOLN, Neb. In a sad dressing room following a 7-0 loss to Nebraska Saturday, members of the University of Minnesota football team talked about an offside penalty after they had recovered a Nebraska fumble cn the Corn-huskers' winning touchdown drive and a questionable call on a long punt that kept the Gophers in the hole most of the first half. The Cornhuskers had the ball second-and-eight on their own 32 when quarterback Frank Patrick completed a seven-yard pass to end Dennis Richnafsky, who fumbled the ball and Minnesota recovered. So, instead of the Gophers having the ball in good scoring position, Nebraska got the ball back. "The referee told us the end man was offside," said end coach Butch Nash, who was on the phones to the BIG TEN STANDINGS (iXonconference games) W L Purdue 2 Pts. OP 052 41 Indiana 30 34 18 19 13 42 7 16 16 25 20 20 17 19 47 11 59 59 Illinois Northwestern . Michigan .... MINNESOTA . Iowa ... Ohio State . . Michigan State Wisconsin Gopher The loss was the second straight for Michigan State, the nations second-ranked team last year. Michigan State did all its scoring in the second period, capitalizing on two Trojan errors. A safety and a two-point conversion provided the Spartans with a 17-14 halftime lead. Halfback Dwight Lee scored MSU's first touchdown following a fumble by Mike Battle on the USC one-yard line. The next touch- StL SF Chi Cin Pho Pgh All IA Hou NY 11 11 13 12 7 11 12 12 11 7 8 10 9 10 8 13 12 13 6 10 12 11 11 7 9 8 13 5 8 5 10 10 13 8 15 12 6 8 7 8 8 8 12 11 14 11 8 7 8 10 10 11 8 7 6 10 11 6 5 9 5 10 10 6 8 811 8 7 10 8 11 9 7 10 11 11 10 5 7 6 7 6 10 5 5 Chicago (Nye 13-10) at Cincinnati (Queen 14-8). New York (Frisella 1-5) at Los Angeles (Foster 0-1). Philadelphia (Bunning 17-15) at San Francisco (McCormlck 21-10). Houston (Coombs 2-0) at Pittsburgh (Sisk 12-13). i V '5r W Jik Jr Nf-- m r! -wj . j L w , - s r , k ; I t " ' 4. I bench. "We won't know who it was until we see the films." It could have been either end Del Jessen or even linebacker Noel Jenke, who was on the end of the line on that defense. The Cornhuskers then managed to march to the Gopher 25, where halfback Joe Orduna went 25 yards for the winning score with 4:45 left to play in the third quarter. "It was a trap play," said Gopher defensive tackle McKinley Boston. ."I piled the play up but he ran over me." Capt. Tom Sakal claimed that he had a shot at Orduna and so did defensive halfback Mike Condo. "He came off guard, went to the inside, got a block and cut back, picked up a couple of blocks and went in for the score," said Sakal. Orduna. who had a big day in Nebraska's victory over Washington two weeks ago, said he just saw daylight and ran. "I think two Gophers had shots at me, but they tried to block me down rather than tackle me and I was able to slide off them," he said. Nebraska coach Bob De-vaney added his explanation of the touchdown run. "We noticed in the first half that the weak-side Minnesota tackle was quite conscious about outside plays," said Devaney. "So we decided to run Orduna inside. There was some Bob. Stein (84) jarred the ball loose from Ben Gregory for a Minnesota down came on quarterback Jimmy Raye's 49-yard pass to Al Brenner. Charles Wedemeyer flipped a pass to Lamar Thomas in the end zone for a two-point conversion. Simpson carried 31 times for 190 yards, 56 of them in USC's first scoring drive. Rikki Aldridge kicked all three of the extra points to make his season's point after touchdown total 12 for 12. A bad pass from center spoiled a 43-yard field goal attempt by Aldridge in the second quarter. Another bad center pass to Aldridge foced him to give the Spartans a safety. Michigan State lost a score in the third quarter when a Raye-to-Brenner touchdown pass was nullified by a penalty. State drove to the Trojan 22 and 30-yard lines in the final minutes but faltered both times. . Southern California .... 7 7 7 0 ?1 Michigan Sta 0 17 O 0 17 USC Simpson 1 run (Aldrida kickl. MSU lM 1 run IPruiort kick). USC Simposon 1 run lAtdridgo kickl. MSU Bronnor 47 pa from ftavo (Thomai pan lrom Wedomovorl. MSU Saloty, Aidridqt tackled in nd lone. USC Lawrenco 7 pass from Simpson lAld-idg. kickl. Attendance 75.287. STATISTICS So. Cal. Firit downs 20 Rushing yardocjt ... 155 Passing yardage ... 199 Return yardage .... 68 Posset 1S-17-1 Punls 3-24 Fumbles 2 Yards penalized ... 31 Mich. St. 10 103 121 110 6-15-0 6-3. 5 O 48 great individual effort on the run." The questionable punt came in the first quarter, when Nebraska's Dana Stephenson kicked the ball from the Minnesota 40. The ball rolled dead and the officials put it on the one yard line. "Actually the ball went into the end zone and came back," said assistant coach Bob Gongola, who was in the press box and in a good position to see the play. "The point of the ball was on the goal line and the ball should have been brought out to the 20. Instead, we got it on the one and we seemed to have 99 yards facing us the rest of the half. We were with our backs to the goal after that." Minnesota coach Murray Warmath and Sakal agreed that the Gophers were much improved over last Saturday, when they beat Utah 13-12. "We played 100 per cent better than last week," said Sakal. "If had played as we did last week, Nebraska would have blown us out of the stadium. "We are an up-and-coming club. Once we get some momentum, we are going to be hard to beat." Warmath didn't want to take anything away from Nebraska, but he did 'feel that Nebraska got some important breaks. "I've never seen so many breaks in the kicking tlvf tyyy: -ci fit Wr&Mi V is H " fl U' H' Vv '-V? A. vi w- y A"'x Szh fey. i , . , y " - t'. hhiyv y x , V : Y'xfecls f, y y swifecv ssmt C 5t & V Charging for a two-yard gain was Husker Frank Patrick (10) Sun., Oct. r, 19(57 pointing also to a missed Nebraska field goal attempt early in the first quarter that was downed inside the Gopher six-inch line. "We got beat by seven points and Nebraska played about that much better," continued Warmath. "They were able to play more consistently and sustained their offense better than we did. "We had several receivers open that we didn't hit and some of our receivers dropped balls they should have caught." Quarterback Ray Stephens, who played more than three quarters, said, "I felt more at home than last week. I now feel I can do the job." Florida Rolls to SEG Win Over Miss. State JACKSON, Miss. Pi Fullback Graham McKeel shredded Mississippi State's defenses for two touchdowns Saturday night to power Florida to a 24-7 Southeastern Conference victory. State's defenders kept Florida bottled up through the first half, when State put together its best pass and run of the game on an 81 -yard scoring march, but the Gators dominated the last two periods on the running of Mc Keel and passing of sopho-1 more quarterback Jackie; Eckdihl. j 3S Phil Hagcn, who Jhrew the winning tm,cltdown pass in the Utah gfime hut played only briefly yesterday, had nothing buUpraise for Stephens. In the Nebraska drussing : room, coach Bob Peyaney room. Devaney Was impressed by the Cornhusker defense that held Minnesota to three yard rushing. "We thought we could stop their running game but not this well," said Devaney. In "the injury department, end Bob Stein suffered a mild concussion, lie was dizzy after the game and couldn't remember when he got hit. Guard Tom Fink hurt his ankle and t high. Trailing 7-3 at intermission, Florida scored th? first two times it got the "hall in the third period. . ; '" McKeel got both touchdowns on thrusts into the Stale line. He set up- the first one with a 51-yard '.quick-opener run. State t fumbled t h e kickoff afterwards- to hand the Gators the.' ball on the MSU 28. Florida 0.114 -774 Mill. Stole 0 7 0 O 7 Flo FO Barfield. MSU Wont 33 pats from Pharr f Mailt kickl. Flo M(K..I 1 run IBorfield kickl. Flo McKeel 1 run liorfield kickl. Flo Yorborough 30 pan from ' Eckdahl IBorfield kickl. Attendance 28.000. recovery THE MINNEAPOLIS IRlBURE I Calls ONE COLOR;Qfcd mA mi A 'A A k Ae A A flf i A4.L1 t- a'ja:!' Va' gftp ' 1 .A . .A .vx

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