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C-4--INDEPENDENT-PRESS-TELEGRAM ten »ech 11. CilH., Sunday, November 5, mi Owe By DAY! UW1S. Sp«rts Editor Navy's Mather Boots Irish NORM VAN BROCKLIN Vigorous Taskmaster Van Brocklin, Waterfield Old Rivals There was no love lost between Bob Waterfield and Norm Van Brocklin when they formed the greatest 1-2 quarterback punch in football a few years ago with the Rams. Regardless of what they might say publicly, there's still no great "bond" between them as they oppose each other today as head coaches of the Rams and Minnesota Vikings in the Coliseum. Waterfield is in his second year at the helm of the Rams while Van is boss of the new Minnesota club. In fact, Van Brocklin is the first man since the early days of the NFL when ' the player-coach was common to make the long leap from competitor direct to mentor. You have to BO brick 23 years to 1938 when Dutch Clark played and coached the Detroit Lions for the last, man to make that jump. "Dutch" has turned in a fine job with the Vikings to date. Expected to be soundly trounced in every outing this season, Minnesota has equalled the record of the Rams to date, 1-R. The Vikings' home win is one of the three most stunning upsets of the season to date. They clobbered the Chicago Bears, 37-13, in the opening game. They almost upset, the Colts, too. before' Baltimore pulled a 34-33 thriller out of the fir e with a last-second field goal. And Van's boys gave the 49ers a battle royal up to the closing minutes of play. Van has taken a bunch of rookies and "castoffs" drafted from rival clubs to put together a team that can be exceptionally dangerous. He is getting tremendous mileage out of several veterans who have been considered washed-up for several seasons. * * * IT WAS ABOUT THIS TIME 13 years ago that the Rams first heard from Van Brocklin. Oregon was headed for a tie with California for the PCC title and while Cal was to receive the Rose Bowl bid, a special ruling was to permit the Webfoots to go to the Cotton Howl. Van wrote Dan Reeves, Ram president, that he had enough credit to graduate a year sooner than anyone else in Hie NFL suspected and he was ready to listen to offers. The Rams surprised league rivals by picking Van on the third round of the draft. For the "tip," Dutch received a $2,500 bonus. Van left the Rams with bitter feelings after rowing with coach Sid Gillman for the better part of two seasons. Gillman insisted on calling the plays from the bench. Van thought he was in a better position to call them and proved it time and again. Whenever Gillman took the handcuffs off him and let him call the shots, the'Rams played much better ball. * * * BUT THE FEUDING SPLIT THE CLUB and it was Inevitable that Van would go. As it turned out, it would have been better to keep him and fired Gillman right then and there before the Rams slipped even further. First it was announced t h a t Van was retiring, but the next season (1958) he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles where he climaxed his playing career last year by leading them lo the NFL title. Van was expected to succeed Buck Shaw as coach of the Eagles, but he was stunned when Shaw's chief assistant, Nick Skorich, got. the job. Norm was offered a fabulous contract to quarterback the Eagles again this season, but he angrily rejected the (leal and said he was through playing. Shortly afterwards, lie was named coach of the Vikings. Van was a vigorous taskmaster and stern disciplinarian as leader of first the Rams and then the Eagles. He actually was a coach on the field. * * * VAN SHOOK UP EVERYONE in the dressing room during his last appearance at the Coliseum in the Pro Bowl game last January. After the game, a sportscaster held a mike up to Van and asked: "Dutch, was this really your last game?" "You right it was," Van snapped. The radio man managed to stammer "well, then, what are your future plans?" "My first plan is to get the hell out of Los Angeles," he growled. The. radio man ran for cover at that point. Van then aimed a few choice words at some of the L.A. scribes who had needled him in the past. So now he returns nine months later as head coach of the Minnesota Vikings. And he's certain to draw a record crowd to his dressing room interview today. It should prove most interesting . . . particularly if things don't go smoothly for t h e Vikings on the field! Boilermakers Blitz Illinois 2 Soph QBs Direct Romp CHAMPAIGN (ff)--Sophomore qua r t e r b a c k s Gary Hogan and Ron Digravio each hurled touchdown passes Sat- STATICTICS Purdue Illinois First downs 18 11 Rushlna yardage 170 79 Passing yardage 182 38 Passes _ - 9-22 4-17 Passes Intercepted by 2 2 Punts -..- 4-27 6-40 Fumbles lost - 0 1 Yards penalized 64 40 urday to guide Purdue to a 32-9 Big Ten football victory lover Illinois. / ! The I l l i n i absorbed their (seventh straight loss in a' stretch from the final game of I960, but their rookie halfback, Cecil Young provided the biggest thrill of the game. He took a kickoff on the four, shook off two tacklers, picked up his interference and broke loose for a 96-yard scoring run. It was a school record, beating by one yard the touchdown kickoff returns by Red Grange in 1924 and Johnny Karras in 1949. * * * # JUST 17 seconds earlier, John Greiner scored for Pur- idue on a fluke play. Hogan's pass was intercepted on the Illini two by Thurman Walker. [ W a l k e r was hit hard by Greiner. He fumbled the ball. It rolled into the end zone and Greiner pounced on it. All this left the s c o r e knotted at 6-6, the kick for points f a i l i n g . But Purdue went ahead to stay, 13-6, 25 !scconds before halftime when |Hogan, a 195 pounder hit I sophomore Tom Boris for 65' yards and on t h e next play! passed to rookie Harold Wells of St. Lnuis for a 16-yard ouchdown. 'urduo _.. 0 1 3 3 7--23 Illnois _ 0 6 0 3 -- ? Pur--Grelncr, recovered fumble In end zone (kick failed). Ill--Young, 96, kick off run back (kick failed). Pur--Wells. 16, pass from Hogan (Ohl kick).. Pur--FG Ohl 32. Ill--FO Plankenhorn 79 Pur--Greiner 31 pass from Digravio (Ohl kick). Attendance--35.077. ·» f ·"^·""M' \j*t* ·»· Ricochet 72-Yard Pass Play SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPI)-Greg. Mather kicked two field goals and a 72-yard pass ricocheted just right to set up a Navy touchdown Saturday in an upset 13-10 triumph over Notre Dame. It took last minute heroics STATISTICS N.D. First downs ------- ,, --- , -- 12 Rushino yardage - 126 * Passing yardage ___ .163 3 Passes _______________ «-- -- 9-20 _______________ « Passes intercepted by Punis _________ , Fumbles lost ..... Yards penalized ______ _ , 4.39 3 38 165 9-21 1 4.37 M/DD/f BOOT THAT S£AT THE IRISH Navy end Greg Mather (85) boots ball high over out-stretched arms of Notre Dame defenders for field goal in fourth quarter, breaking 10-10 tie and giving Middies 13-10 win.--(AP Wirephoto) McRAE, RAIMEY SPARKLE, 28-14 Wolverines Wallop Duke a A N N A R B O R (UPI)-Speedy Bennie McRae, enjoying the greatest day of his career, teamed with Dave Raimey Saturday to spark a devastating Michigan ground attack which crushed t h e Duke Blue Devils 28-14. A c r o w d of 56,488 watched McRae, a 168 pound Big Ten hurdles champion, score the Wolverines' first three touch- downs as Michigan rolled to a 21-0 halftime lead. The slender senior scored on a five yard run in the first period and tallied twice more in the second on a 15 y a r d pass from quarterback D a v e Glinka and a 34 yard runback with an intercepted pass. Raimey, a stocky junior from Dayton, Ohio, did not score but gained 111 yards in 15 carries to provide the Wolverines' with a strong 1-2 punch on the ground.' Duke, the Atlantic Coast Conference leader, was no match for the Wolverines' rugged Big Ten power. The Blue Devils did not penetrate Michigan territory during the first half and were held to only 45 yards total offense in the first two periods while Michigan was driving for 114 yards rushing with Raimey and McRae accounting for 88 yards of that total. M'cli Duke 7 . .! . ! Mich--McRae 5 i Fs" 34 "Duke--Burch I ru 7--2B 0 0 i 3--14 un (Sickle kick). n.iss from Glinka pass interception i (pass failed). Mich--Brown 45 pass from Glinka (Blcklc kick). Duke--Burch 3 run (Rappold pass). Attendance--56.488. STATISTICS Michigan Duki First downs Rushing yardage Passing vardaoe passes . . Passes Intercepted bv Punts ,, Fumbles lost -Yards penalized -- I B __6-30 l 40 14 THE SOUTH THE SOUTHWEST to 7th Strah TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (UPI) -- Fullback Mike Fracchia bulled through the Mississippi State line Saturday as methodically as the steady drizzle which fell all afternoon and powered unbeaten, fourth-ranked Alabama to a 24-0 victory.! · In running up its seventh straight win, the Crimson Tide turned a Maroon fumble on the opening kickoff into Alabama Miss. St. 1ft 12 .... 215 107 THE MIDLANDS First downs Passing yardage - ~?6 Passes 6-13 Passes intercepted bv 2 Punis _ _... 6-35.3 Fumbles lost _ 0 Yards penalized ,, - 82 i ATLANTA M) -- Georgia iTech's d e f e n s i v e forces I smothered the Florida attack iand the Yellow Jackets cap italized on Gator a score in just four plays to 1 for a 20-0 victory mistakes Saturday set the pattern of the contest.Jin a Southeastern Conference Billy Richardson bucked 1 football clash, over from four yards out for It was Tech's sixth victory one touchdown. Quarterbackjagainst a single loss . ,id add- Pat Trammell carried overed considerably to tfle sev- from the one for another andjenth ranked Jackets' ".reden Tim Davis added a field goaljtials for a bowl trip. FAYETTEVILLE, A r k . W)--Arkansas struck for 90 yards in the last five minutes Saturday to defeat Texas AM 15-8 and remain in the running for the Southwest Conference football title. The payoff to a 12-play drive was a six-yard pass from quarterback George McKinney to end Jim John with 57 seconds remaining. Texas A M 0 0 8 0 -- 8 Arkansas 7 0 0 8--IS Ark--Dudley 17 run (Cissell Kick). ABM--catfey 1 run {Huntinoton, pass from Erlckson). Ark--John 6 pass (rom McKlnnev [Dudley, pass from McKlnney). Attendance--31,500. STATISTICS Texas AM Ark. First downs -... ' 1' Rushing yardage ?i Kansas Blasts Nebraska, 28-6 LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI)--The Kansas Jayhawkers, Behind the nifty quarterbacking of John Hadl, kept their Orange Bowl hopes alive Saturday with a 28-6 Big Eight victory over Nebraska. The .Tayhawks must have ieen warmed by thoughts of sunny Miami as they handed the Cornhuskers their fourth Passing, yardage i Passes I Intercepted by I Punts _ 3-9 3 ...10-39 5-3S 2 1-55 117-0 lead before four minutes jof the second period had Tech--Lothridge 1 run (Lothridoe kick) Tech--Williamson 2 run (kick failed) Tpch--Graning 98 run (Lothridoe kick) Attendance 4-1.940. STATISTICS Florida . 0 10 0 7 0 0 0 4 (Jarman kick). THE EAST SYRACUSE (UPI)--Big Ernie Davis smashed two more school records and the hopes of upset-minded Pittsburgh Saturday in leading Syracuse to a 28-9 victory on rain-slicked Archbold Field. j passed. Larry Wall smashed one for a third score and'.^,*^-^^--;;-- ·,, Davis added the extra point, j^j.TM vardaoo v * * * * i Passes inlercented bv 3 : Punts 5-37 6 5 GAME, BUT outgunned Yartg^oe'ijjiJMd"::"": « Mississippi State three times " ··_--····---^ launched long drives b"' TENNESSEE UPSET ^i twice was stopped by the sturdy Alabama defense, best LaTM» na --°": -i; j o j-yjpassed 28 yards for a Aia--TrammeM 1 run (run failed). Ala--Davis FG 76. Ala--Wall 1 run (Davis kick). Attendance: 39,000. Ga. Tech 16 192 Rice Wrecks Texas Tech LUBBOCK, Tex. WP -- The Rice Owls coupled bruising line play with the slashing runs of backs Butch Blume and Roland Jackson to out -- - - , . ~- , . ^ , T* · j An I Rustling yardage _ ....352 ClaSS Techs Red Raiders, 4 2 - j Passing yardage _. _... 33 by the- Navy defense to preserve the win. Middle captain John Hewitt was the vital cog in the victory. Hewitt set up Mather's tie- breaking field goal, his eighth of the season, early in the fourth period when he bar- reled into Notre Dame quarterback Daryl Lamonica, causing a fumble which Hewitt himself recovered after it had rolled 20 yards to the Irish 10. T h r e e plays made five yards and Mather then kicked the winning points from the 12-yard line. Earlier, Mather had kicked a 42-yard field goal lo give the Middies a 10-3 lead. * * * * BOB HECHT, Navy's second string signal caller, started the 72-yard ricochet pass play. He aimed at his fullback, Cal Fink. But the ball bounced out of Fink's hands, off. defender Lamonica, and i into the arms of Jim Stewart, jwho had almost a clear field 'to the end zone. j Angelo Dabiero knocked !Stewart out of bounds on the ·Irish 3 but Hechl. plunged over from the 1 on the third play after that. Mather place- kicked his 20th point after touchdown in 20 tries this season. Notre Dame, out in front when Lamontca's pass interception set up a 45-yard field goal by Joe Perkowski in the first four minutes, climbed back into a tie with a 19-play, 63-yard touchdown drive to open the second half. Dick Naab went over from the 1, and Perkowski booted the · tying point. · SOUTH BEND, Ind. (UPETAOINNUU (Naw _ ,,.. 0 10 0 3--13 .Notre Dame ,, . 3 0 7 0--10 NO--Perkowski *5 FG. ND--Naab 1 run (Prrkowskl kick). Navy--Mather 72 FG. Attendance--59,075. Okla. Ends Loss Skein MANHATTAN, Kan. UP)-The Oklahoma Sooners ended their longest losing streak with a 17-6 victory over Kansas State Wildcats Saturday. The once-mighty Sooners %vho had lost their first five football games this season, punched out a 76-yard scoring drive and scored on a fielc goal, all in the second quarter, then traded touchdowns with the Wildcats in the final period. Oklahoma Kan. Stata _.. straight loss and claimed a STATISTICS Kansas Nebraska .Jdowns 19 11 Rushlna vardaoe 274 Wildcats Nip Indiana, 14-8 O'Grady Stars in Narrow Win EVANSTON (UPI)--Sophomore quarterback Tom O'Grady, starting his first col- .110.111 O. OCIUUl W11U3C UU- i f it. 11 tion play is treacherous, di- le | e foot l a ' game - connect - rected each -of Kansas' four ed on a 2J -y ard P ass for a 106 9-33 0 6-30.6 _ ,, Passes Intercepted by Punts ,, 4-3:1 Fumbles lost 3 Yards penalized _..,, 35 fourth straight victory on a near-freezing day. Hadl, a senior whose op- KS-- Corrigi Artendance- Frrst downs . 1 run (pass failed). 92 run (Jarman kick). "1 Gaining revenge for last|p£/\//\/ 'year's loss to Pittsburgh' \TERPS STALL STATE'S *££\BELATED BID YALE CLOBBERED NEW HAVEN, Conn. UFl-- nvhldl Bill King, shifty Ilarir.-.o.nh W i n n i n 8 s t r e a K , Syracuse: . field general, celebrated his ; TOd. the Panthers nine first | COLLEGE PARK, Md. W 21st birthday Saturday by : h a l f pomts and then came scoring twice a s the Indians ! p o u n d l n 8 back n decisive] clobbered Yale 24-8 , fashion for its fifth win of 710 o 7-34'the season. ---...» o o »-« An alert O r a n g e line ROMPS P° uncedon three Pitt fumbles| PHILADELPHIA VP--Full-jdowrfs. back Bill Grana scored two svracusa' o 7 71 . . . f, . , Pittsburgh 0 9 0 touchdowns Saturday and led; njt-Teijsky Y TM"Wck fa'icin. Harvard to a 37-6 Ivy League' svr--oSJu 4 s run (Ericson kick), football victory over Penn. i sv-M-icvcv ii~n7ss from sareii- Penn _. 0 o o «-- t "= ncs " n k ' r k - Ha TM r " - · 7 U ' '-"'. Syr-oav,-. 3 MTT^m S,r.fl. (Eric- 'son iocH Svr-: touch- a two- point conversion in the last 15 seconds Saturday, giving North Carolina a 22-21 upset triumph over Tennessee. Tennessee 7 0 7 North Carolina 7 7 0 7, Saturday. Blume scored a total of 30 points on four touchdowns and six conversions. RrCE _ 14 7 7 14--42 Texas tech _ _ . _ 0 0 7 0 -- 7 Rice--Blume 11 run (Blume kick). Rice--Blume 7 run (Blume kick). Rice--Kerhnw 1 run (Blume kick). Rj Ce _Biume 3 pass from Kcrbow {Blume kick), Tecf-- Hunr 5 run (Danle! kick). Rice-- Wavt 8 run {Blume kick). Rice--Blume 8 run (Blume kick). Attendance--34,000. 'asses Interceded i 'unfs ... . umbles lost -Yards penalized BEARS SNAP HURT 'CATS ROLL \LOSS SKEIN, : L E X I N G T O N , Ky. W--\Tr\DDl P 'Jerry Woolum, Kentucky's / \JrrLC ·Dick Shiner, 19-year-old sophomore rifleman, hurled Maryland to three first half touchdowns and the Terps then held on for dear life Saturday for a 21-17 foot- The Terps staged a goal line stand in the last couple of minutes to repel the rallying Nittany Lions. quarterback and third leading major college passer in the nation, · suffered a possible broken leg Saturday but his teammates went on to defeat the Florida State Seminoles, 20-0, in a non-conference football game. Florida Stalo 0 0 o p-- p Kenhjckv NL Hockey Results Won' ' - ^ · - ' Toro (Onl AL Hockey Results lorinpfield 7, Providence 3. UtiffaTo fl, Rochester i. 3, New York 3. 2, Chicaoo i inly 0ames scheduled). ! 11 r,,n lEric;: STATISTICS Penn Stala Maryland /v'.d--Rarlund 7 (Hannloan kick). Mri--Brown 9 (Hannloan kick). ... 0 ..'Id 7 o pass from o-ns from V " First downs ..... ,, . - Rushino vardaga _______ . 356 Pflssins vardaoe _______ .......... ,,, 73 Passes ... . ._ ,, 7-n Passes Intercepted bv ...... ....... 1 Punts ..... ...... _________________ 4-in Fumbles lost .,, ---------- ..... o Yards penalised _.TM --- TO PS -- i:cc'irnffn ? run (Da*.* failed). '" ' '"-" · " oass from Shiner (Hannioan kick). PS -- Gursky 1 failed). s from Hall (run PS--FG Jonas 23. PS--Safely Md centered Info end zone. Atfendance--39,OW. TULANE 'BOOTED' CLEMSON, S.C. (UPI) -Eddie Werntz boomed five punts of more than 50 yards and Elmo Lam returned a punt 68 yards for a touchdown Saturday to highlight a 21-6 Clemson win over lane before 25,000 fans. Clemson 0 7 7 Tulane . 0 0 Tu- 7-21 0--i WACO (UPI) --Baylor's Bears, rebounding from three consecutive Southwest Conference defeats, Saturday h u m b l e d the Texas Christian Horned Frogs with a 28-14 victory. Baylor turned the trick with the explosive offense it was supposed to have had all season. Quarterbacks Ronnie Stanley and Bobby Ply pushed over a pair of one-yard keeper touchdowns. Falcons Nudge Colo. State, 14-9 DENVER W--The opportunistic Air Force Academy :ook advantage of a last-minute pass interference penalty Saturday and barely Colorado State University 149 in a non-conference footbal game. Trailing 9-7 with three minutes remaining, Terry Isaacson lofted a long Air Force pass toward end Dick Brown which fell incomplete. A F A ' 0 7 0 7--14 C5U 0 3 0 «-- 9 AFA--Simpson.. 32. pass from B!ood- t o u c h d o w n marches. He scored once and passed for another to the disappointment of 33,000 N e b r a s k a : lOmecoming fans. The Jayhawkers traveled 80, 23, 31 and 69 yards for their touchdowns and prevented Nebraska from generating even a mild scare until the third period. * * * * NEBRASKA held the visitors scoreless in the first period, but Kansas rolled to a 14-0 halftime lead even though their attack was twice hobbled by fumbles in scoring territory -- once as near as the Comhusker eight. ?usnino yardage 3 ass« Intercepted by --_ 3 unts 5-33 -umbles lost 1 Yards penalized ' Indiana North. _ IS 16 _ 140 17.1 94 113 . 10-20 7-14 I touchdown other on and scored an- 17-yard run Sat- __,, 0 0 0 6 Kansas ,,._.___!! I 0 N 7 7--23 Kan--Coieman 1 run {Barnes kick). Kan--Hadl 1 run (Barnes kick). Kan--McFarland » pass from Had! (Barnes kick). Neb--Thornton 6 run (oass failed). Kan--Lelkcr 35 run (Barnes kick). CSU--McFarlane 15 pass frtim Gutierrez (kick failed). AFA--Isaacson 2 run (Parma kick). IOWA ST. UPSET NEWTON UP) -- Fullback Harry (The Horse) Crump powered a fourth period Boston College uprising, setting , _.. _ ._.. (Choate kick). TCU--Smith 17 pass from Glbbs (Mc- Ateor kick). · Bav-- Plv 1 run (Choale kick). Bay-Bull 3 run (Choate Kick). Attendance--23,000. '-" ;up one touchdown and scoring the other in less than four SOPH WHIZ FIRES 34-7 ARMY WIN WEST POINT 09C--Soph- omore quarterback J i m Beierschmitt, in his first s t a r t i n g assignment for Army, p a s s e d for two touchdowns and set up a third as the Cadets romped over Detroit 34-7 before 15,525 spectators at Michie Stadium Saturday, Detroit ,, 4 0 0 7 0-- 7 Army -- i 0 Jl 7--34 Army--RuihaU 1 Plung (kick failed). Army--Zmuida 43 pass from Bclcr- schmiU (Heydt klckl. minutes, as the Eagles upset Iowa State 14-10 Saturday. ,._. 3 0 7 0--10 C O O 14--1' Iowa state ... Boston Coilego urday to pace Northwestern to a 14-8 Big Ten football victory over Indiana. O'Grady accounted for the Wildcats' scores in the second and final periods, but he luckless Hoosiers--seek- their first Big 10 win since 1959--rallied in the 'inal two minutes of play to score a touchdown and a two- point conversion. O'Grady, who earned his ;tarting assignment after starring in the Wildcat's triumph over Notre Dame, got the Wildcats on the move with two minutes left before lalftime. He wound up a 56- yard drive with a 21-pass to Paul Flatley in the end zone. * * * * IN THE FINAL period, O'Grady flipped a 14-yard pass to Flatley in a quick move that was stalled on the Hoosier 13. O'Grady was thrown for a 4-yard loss while trying to pass. But, on the next play, he ran 17 yards on a- keeper behind perfect blocking for the Wildcats' second touchdown. Dave Damm kicked, both points after touchdown. Northwestern ..... Army--Culver 10 run (Heydt kick). Army--Culvor 42 p~ -- ichmllt (Hevdt kick). tivor ."42" pas's""from " Beler* pass from Bishop Del--Varoo 73 (Bishop kick). Army--Kin? 3 run (Heydt k ck). 7 0 7--14 ~'.. 0 6 · «-- 8 21 pass from O'Gradv NU--O'Gradv 17 run (Damm kick). Ind.--Olsavskv 7 oass from Broomi

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