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Green Bay Press-Gazette from Green Bay, Wisconsin · Page 37

Green Bay, Wisconsin
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Sunday, November 2, 1980
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D-1 GREEN BAY PRESS-GAZETTE SPORTS D UWGB kickers State cross country College grid roundups-Poaching slackens Scoreboard -D-4 -D-4 -D-5 D-6 D-9 ulldogs upend No. 1 Bama Sunday, Nov. 2, 1980 rl" ;--irrrn-r ; mmmyp ' n mimm' "if J A itrTi. ...... ..j m to v. - If J5M St. Norbert College running back Joe Hoerning darts through a big hole in the UW-Platteville line, cuts behind tight end Bob Grapentine (80), and sets sail toward his 92-yard touchdown run. . . Mistakes cue Norb collapse in 37-17 loss By BOB McGINN 01 th PressGozett St. Norbert College's football season was 30 minutes too long. The Green Knights spoiled their best first-half performance of the year with a miserable second-half effort Saturday and succumbed 37-17 to UW-Platteville at Minahan Stadium. A Homecoming crowd of about 1,500 fans cheered a 92-yard touchdown burst by Joe Hoerning and an impeccable 93-yard scoring drive that staked the Norbs to a surprising 14-3 halftime lead. But only a handful were still around at the final gun, which ended St. Norbert's season at 3-6. "We turned the corner, but not quite as far as I wanted to turn it," said Coach Larry Van Alstine. "We're not particularly happy with it (a 3-6 record), but I will say every game we got better." It didn't take long for the Green Knights to fall apart in the second half. After Platteville, 6-3, drove 63 yards in seven plays with the kickoff to pull within 14-10, St. Norbert quarterback Greg Cavanaugh tossed the first of his three sec-ond half interceptions. Continued on D-2 JACKSON, Miss. (AP) Alabama Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant said he had thought the top-ranked Crimson Tide would rescue victory Saturday, but "maybe the good Lord intended" for Mississippi State to hold on for a 6-3 upset, ending college football's longest winning streak at 28 games. In the victorious Mississippi State dressing room, Bulldog Coach Emory Bel-lard declared: "I would put a flat-out 10 on our team, just like (actress) Bo Derek." Sophomore Dana Moore kicked field goals of 37 yards in the third quarter and 22 yards early in the last period and the Bulldogs rode an inspired defense to victory, surviving a last-gasp Alabama drive in the waning moments. Alabama drove to the Bulldog three in the last two minutes, but defensive end Billy Jackson preserved the triumph by recovering quarterback Don Jacobs' fumble in the fading seconds. "I thought we had a chance to win the game. I thought we were going to win the game right there at the last," Bryant said. "But the (roaring) crowd took care of that." He refused to say whether officials should have called time out because of the crowd noises as the Tide, with no time outs left, tried to get off a last pass play. "We were beaten badly," said Bryant, whose team last lost 24-14 to Southern California in 1978. "I'm still proud of our players because they've given us a lot of joyful afternoons. "This must be a test. Maybe the good Ixrd intended it that way. This loss proved we're not as good as some people think we are. Maybe we'll use this as a stepping stone to give us some pride, determination, and class to go forward." Bellard, whose unranked Bulldogs are 7-2 overall and 3-1 in the Southeastern Conference, called the victory "a great performance and I Continued on D-2 r . . . No. 2 UCLA falls to Arizona Prtss-Gazett Photos bv Ruts Krlwontk .before receiving hearty congratulations from an unidentified teammate. TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) Walkon punter Sergio Vega put UCLA's offense in the hole time and again, and Arizona's defense kept it there for the entire second half as the Wildcats upset the second-ranked and previously unbeaten Bruins 23-17 in Pacific 10 Conference football Saturday afternoon. Vega, a junior who tried out for the team this year without having a scholarship, had second-half punts of80,51,56 and 42 yards. He ended the game with a 54.9-yard average, breaking the school record. His punting enabled Arizona's defense to go to work on what normally is a potent UCLA offensive attack. "We used our new defensive alignment. which amounts to an overshifted 4- New quarterback leads Iowa over Badgers 3," Arizona Coach Larry Smith said. "We used three linebackers in addition to the noseguard, and I think it confused them." The Arizona rush, led by linebacker Ricky Hunley and tackle Mike Robinson, kept Bruin quarterback Tom. Ramsey off balance in his passing game for most of the half. Ramsey ended the game completing 12 of 22 pass attempts for 197 yards and two touchdowns. But he was intercepted twice, and his second-half passing netted just 58 yards. Key sacks by Hunley on the third down once in the third quarter and once in the fourth forced the Bruins to give up the ball. With less than two minutes to go, Robinson sacked Ramsey in the end zone for a safety and the final victory margin. And on the last play of the game, Arizona safety Dave Liggins intercepted a desperation Ramsey pass on the goal line. UCLA Coach Terry Donahue credited Vega's punting and Arizona's entire defensive effort for the victory. UCLA had a time lead. 17-14 half- But Arizona struck immediately in the third quarter as quarterback Tom Tunni-cliffe hit tight end Neil Nettling over the middle and Nettling wrestled the ball into the end zone for a 39-yard touchdown. After that, it was simply Arizona's defense stopping a usually potent UCLA offense, and Vega's punting keeping the Bruins the hole. UCLA fell to 6-1 overall, and 2-1 in the Pacific 10 conference, while Arizona won its first home game of the season and went to 3-4 over-' all and 2-2 in the conference. IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) The way Iowa Coach Hayden Fry sees it, Pete Gales is perfect as a starting quarterback. Gales, a junior making his first start of the season, lofted a 54-yard touchdown pass to Keith Chappelle and Iowa converted, a long kickoff return and fumble recovery into two other scores for a 22-13 victory over Wisconsin in Big Ten Conference action Saturday. , "I'm extraordinarily pleased with Gales," Fry said. "He's started one game and he's won one, so he's batting 1.000. He made some mistakes, but he's going to. "He ran real hard. He ran the option well and he ran the quarterback sweep well. Pete's just real tough." Fry said Gales, who had thrown only 22 passes in the first seven games, put in extra time preparing for the contest. "He came over between classes and Studied game films and he got the team -really going," the Iowa coach said. "Our game plan was going to work if Pete had success right off the bat. He said 'Coach, if I get hit I'm going to be OK.' " Fry said the Iowa defense, which held Wisconsin in check for most of the game, was "outstanding," adding, "We needed this win very badly. We're nearly wiped "Iowa was ready and we were not." UW Coach Dave McClain out because of injuries from a defensive standpoint." Wisconsin Coach Dave McLain said, "Iowa was ready and we were not," and added he was impressed with Gales. "1 don't know how fast he is," McLain said. "But he looked very fast to me and he throws the ball long very well." Iowa scored a pair of touchdowns less than three minutes apart in the second quarter after Wisconsin had taken 7-6 lead, then turned to its defense to choke off the ' Badgers until the game's final seconds. Iowa grabbed a 13-7 lead when defensive tackle Mark Bortz fell on a fumble in the end zone with 12:43 left in the second quarter after Wisconsin quarterback John Josten was sacked by Andre Tippett. ' Wisconsin had to punt the ball away on the ensuing series. Gales immediately hit Chappelle streaking down the sideline for a touchdown with 10:30 left in the quarter. It was the Hawkeyes' longest pass play of the year. Iowa is now 3-5 for the year and 3-2 in the conference. Wisconsin, last in the league in scoring, fell to 2-6 and 1-4. Hawkeye freshman J.C. Love Jordan returned the opening kickoff 57 yards to the Wisconsin 43. And five plays later, Jeff Brown ran 21 yards for a touchdown with only 1:54 elapsed on the clock. Iowa's Reggie Roby missed the extra point kick and later in the quarter, the Badgers capitalized on a 52-yard run by Kyle Borland on a fake punt to go ahead 7-6. Three plays later, Dave Mohapp ran five yards for a touchdown and Mark Doran kicked the extra point. Wisconsin, which managed only 65 total yards in the first half, muffed two excellent scoring chances in the first quarter. After Brown's touchdown, Thad Mc-Fadden returned the kickoff 76 yards to the Iowa 18. But Wisconsin lost four yards in three plays and Wendell Gladem was wide left on a 39-yard field goal try. Late in the second quarter, Wisconsin defensive back Von Mansfield stepped in front of Chappelle, picked off a Gales pass and returned it 50 yards to the Iowa seven. But Josten was sacked for a 13-yard loss by Brad Webb and Doran misfired on a 37-yard field goal attempt. Josten was sacked five times in the first half and Wisconsin quarterbacks were tackled behind the line of scrimmage eight times in all. The Badgers hit only 12 of 31 passes for 131 yards, but several throws were dropped by receivers who were open. Gales, who started in place of the injured Phil Suess, completed his first five passes and was seven of 14 for 147 yards in the first half. But Gales connected on onlv two of eight throws in the second half. Pulaski, Two Rivers, Coleman in playoffs Witcontin iowo 7 t 11 i II 1 0 22 lowwo Brown 71 run (kit k failed) Wis Monopp 5 run (Doran kick) lowa fiorti recovered fumote in end zone (Oleiniczak kick) Iowa Cnaooellc S4 pass from Gales (run foiled) lowo FO Oieiniciak 20 Wis Fredrick 13 pass from Cole (pass foiled) A 59,995 INDIVIDUAL LEADtRS RuSminG Wisconsin. Mohapp 9-37, Williams 11-33. Iowa, rown 7-53. Gales 15-41. passing Wisconsin. Josten 7-19 54-1, Colt 4-11-M-1. Iowa, Gales 9-33-141-1. RECEIVING Wisconsin, wcFodden 453. Iowa, Chappelle 2-92. First downs Rushes-yards Passing vords Return yords Posses Punts Fumbles-lost Penatties-vords Wis. 17 44-111 131 76 13-31-3 4-1 4-42 Iowa 14 44-159 161 52 9-231 4-37 1-0 3-27 Injuries pose problems for Dotsch's Steeler line STEVENS POINT (PG) Pulaski, Coleman and Two Rivers have landed WIAA state football playoff berths and will begin action this weekend. Pulaski (9-0) will meet Grafton at 1 p.m. Saturday at Manitowoc in one Division 2 playoff semifinal. Grafton (9-0) defeated Braveland Conference foe Hamilton 13-6 Saturday night to put the Blackhawks into the playoffs. Oregon will take on Whitewater in the other Division 2 semifinal at a site and time to be determined. Coleman (9-0) takes on Mosinee (9-0) at Schofield Saturday at 1 p.m., while DeForest (9-0) meets Mayville (8-1) at Monona Grove Friday at 7:30 p.m. in the Division 4 semifinals. Two Rivers (9-0) opposes Little Chute (9-0) at Me-nasha and Rice Lako (9-1) faces Edgerton (8-1) at Stevens Point in Division 3 semifinals, both also Saturday at 1 p.m. In Division 1, Kenosha Tremper (9-0) will meet Racine Case' (9-0) at Racine Friday and Wisconsin Rapids (10-0) will meet Superior (9-0) at Eau Claire Saturday. A Division 5 semifinal will put Shell Lake (.10-0) against Augusta (10-0) at Chippewa Falls Saturday at 1 p.m, while the other Division 5 semifinal are to be announced. jfe football scores HIGH SCHOOL Roncalli 14, Green Bay By BOB McGINN Of the Press-Gazette Rollie Dotsch's 25th year as a football coach has been a memorable one. In fact, maybe it's been too memorable. Certainly, Dotsch will not soon forget the injuries that have struck the offensive line which he coaches for the Pittsburgh Steelers. The job Pot!ch has done will be on display at noon (CST) today when the defending Super Bowl champions (4-4) meet the Green Bay Packers (3-4-1) at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh. "We've had our share of injuries, but we're still doing pretty well," said, the 47-year-old Dotsch, a Packer r- assistant from 1971-74 and a native of the Upper Michigan village of Gar-den. "And with three rookies on our offensive line out of the eight right now, it does involve a good bit more than usual of going over things." Dotsch's casualty list resembles the running back losses suffered by the Packers last season. - Guard Sam Davis, a 10- year starter, hurt a knee before the season and is out for the year. The other starter, Steve Courson, has missed the last two games with a bad ankle and is out indefinitely. Thorn Dorn brook, expected to be the team's third guard, was hurt in training camp and is on injured reserve. The Steelers have also been hurting at tackle, where regular Jon Kolb missed five games because of an ankle in- Rollie Dotsch jury. "We have been kind of scrambling," said Dotsch of the Steelers' efforts to find replacements. Their new right guard, Tyrone McGriff, came via an unlikely route. Drafted by Pittsburgh on the 12th round with the final pick of the entire draft, McGriff chose instead to sign with ' HRmilton of the Canadian Football League. When the Argonauts cut him, the Steelers took him back. Today's game will be McGriff s third straight start. "To me, it is a great challenge, working with the young guys," said Dotsch. "For example, McGriff, his first start was against Oakland Monday night on national television and he had a pretty good game. "It makes you feel worthwhile when you see a young guy go out and do well. "That'i really the challenge of teaching and that's what coaching is, particularly on the offensive line." He should be able to relate well with a player such as McGriff. Dotsch, too, has taken a circuitous path to the Steelers. His first pro job was with the Packers' offensive line under Dan Devine. He experienced a divisional championship in 1972, but then got caught up in the housecleaning when Devine resigned. Dotsch hooked on with New England the next year as linebacker coach. He got back into the limelight, too, when the Patriots made the playoffs in 76. Then, Dotsch decided to return to his native Michigan as linebacker coach at Detroit. The job lasted one year before Tommy Hudspeth and his staff were purged. Dotsch landed in Pittsburgh in 1978 and hit the jackpot in the form of back-to-back Super Bowl triumphs. "I think being with the Steelers has been a tremendous stroke of luck for me personally," Dotsch agreed. "(And) Continued on D-2 Manitowoc Premontre 1 3 Fond du Lac Springs 20. De Pennings 7 BIG 10 Iowa 22, Wisconsin 13 Minnesota 21, Illinois 18 Purdue 52, Northwestern 31 Ohio State 48, Michigan State 16 Michigan 35, Indiana 0 TOP 20 Mississippi State 6, Alabama 3 Arizona 23, UCLA 17 Notre Dame 33, Navy 0 Georgia 13, S. Carolina 10 Florida State 45, Tulsa 2 Oklahoma 41 , North Carolina 7 So. California 60, California 7 Nebraska 38, Missouri 1 6 San Jose State 30, Baylor 22 Panthers hand NMU first loss MARQUETTE, Mich. (PG) Jeff Christensen came off the bench to throw for 370 yards and four touchdown passes Saturday to lead Eastern Illinois to a 35-28 win over previously unbeaten Northern Michigan in a wild Mid-Continent Conference football game. The Wildcats entered the game ranked No. 1 in NCAA Division 2, while Eastern II-Continued on D-2 SPECIAL Bgmington, Model 742 $9-1 095 "Woodsmaster"" " ' w Center Fire Autoloading Rifle jRmington Modei76o $19895 "Gamemaster"s Center Fire Pump Action Rifle CL0SE0UT PRICES ON SHOTGUNS SPORT SHOP 922-26 Moin Street PARK FREE AT OUR DOOR MON., THURS., FRI. 9-9 TUES., WED. 9-5:30; SAT. 9-4:30

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