The Sunday Herald from Provo, Utah on December 22, 1968 · Page 21
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The Sunday Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 21

Provo, Utah
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Sunday, December 22, 1968
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Sunday Htfotd Cleveland Wins Eastern Title 31-20 Over Dallas Four Intercepted Passes Key to Cleveland Victory By MCHARD DlLUClANO CLEVELAND (UPI) - An alert Cleveland defense turned four intercepted passes Into three touchdowns and a field goal Saturday as the Browns nailed down the National Football League's Eastern Conference championship with a 3120 victory over the Dallas Cowboys. The victory advanced the Browns to the NFL title game against either Baltimore or Minnesota who meet Sunday at Baltimore for the Western Conference crown. The championship contest will be played here Dec. 29 with the winner moving on to the Super Bowl Jan. 12 at Miami against the American League champion. Two of the Browns' Interceptions occurred in the first two and one half minutes of the second half and enabled them to circling right end for two yard streak to a 24-10 lead. and the score. Cleveland linebacker Dale Lindsey picked off a Don Meredith pass on the first play from scrimmage after the Intermission and returned it 27 yards for a touchdown that snapped a 10-10 tie and put the Browns ahead for good. On Dallas' next series of plays, corner-back Ben Davis grabbed off an aerial intended for Lance Rented and returned it to the Cowboys' 36. Two plays later, Leroy Kelly galloped around right end for 35 yards and hi* second touchdown of the game. With 12:11 lety to play, defensive back Erich Barnes intercepted a Craig Morton pass and Bill Nelsen methodically moved the Browns 77 yards for their final TD with Ernie Oreen Kelly's first touchdown cam on a spectacular pass pla covering 45 yards with only 5 seconds left in the first hal The Browns were trailing 10' at the time when Kelly streake out of the backfield and was a alone on Dallas' 20 when h hauled in Nelsen'a toss an charged unmolested into the en zone. Kelly gained 87 yards in 2 carries while Nelsen concede on 13 of 25 pass attempts fo 203 yards. Only Dallas' .alert defens enabled the three-point favorll Cowboys to take their lead 1 the first half. A Cowbo interception and fumble recov ry led to a touchdown and field goal for the visitors' onl scores until a 47-yard field got if Convenient Terms * BonkAmericard 1 <i * Master Charge * Or Our Own Karl J. Thalman Jewelers IM NO. UNIV. AVI - PROVO Open Monday 8 e.m. to 9 p.m. by Mike Clark with 3:24 left in the third quarter cut the Browns' lead to 24-13. The Browns, who held the ball for the first six and one-half minutes of the opening period, had to settle for a 38-yard field goal by Don Cockroft with 5:18 left in the first quarter after Mike Howell had intercepted a Meredith pass on the Browns' 39. Dallas bounced back to grab a 7-3 lead with 1:31 left in the first quarter when linebacker Chuck ttowley picked up a Nelsen fumble and raced 44 yards for the score. The Cowboys made it 10-3 on a 16-yard field goal by Clark with 5:50 left in the half and with the exception of Clark's third period field goal, didn't score again until Morton passed two yards to Walt 1 Garrison for a touchdown in the final minute of play. Ernie Lopez Gains First Round TKO LEROY KELLY swings around Mi right end on a 35 yard touchdown Jaunt in the third quarter against Dallas. Cornell Green, Dallas cornerbacker, fot • hand on Kelly but couldn't stop htm. He was the only Cowboy who had a chance to stop the league's top rusher. Cleveland won the Eastern title with • 11-20 victory. (Herald UPI Telephoto.) Ernie "Indian Red" Lopez, former amateur boxing sensation with Stan's Boxing Club in Orem, scored another big professional win in Las Vegas, v., during the past week. Lopez moved a step closer a shot at the world welterweight title, by scoring a TKO over Ben McCarvey in 2:59 of the first round at the Silver Slipper in Las Vegas. 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Thoughts of that game and a 28-7 setback at the hands of Dallas earlier this season haunted the Cleveland players until Saturday when the Browns unveiled an opportune defense that turned the tables on the Cowboys' famed "Doomsday Defense." The Browns took their victory in stride, filing into their fairly subdued dressing room that was conspicuously absent of the champagne which usually accompanies such wins. Coach Collier seemed to express the sentiment of most of his players when he said the Browns will start workouts Tuesday for the championship game against either Baltimore or Minnesota Dec. 29. And, in the traditional coaches' custom, Collier said he's "playing them one at a time." Collier credited the defense with being mostly responsible for Cleveland's win. "This was a determined football squad," Collier said. "This was a football team that wanted to win. They didn't deserve to have those first seven points scored against them." Collier was referring to Dallas' first touchdown which came on Chuck Rowley's 45- yard runtoack with a recovered fumble. "Something like that can dishearten a team, but they were determined it wasn't going to upset them," he said. Browns quarterback Bill Nelsen agreed with Collier that "it was tht defense that did the job." "They gave us the ball and with the personnel we've got, we had to score," Nelsen said. The Browns scored three touchdowns and a field goal, all thanks to four pass interceptions. Even the Cowboys' brilliant flanker Lance Rentzel was quick to laud Cleveland's defense. "We ran against them a lot last time, but we couldn't do anything this time," Rentzel lamented. "Their defense was excellent." Don Meredith and Craig Morton, the Cowboys' harried quarterbacks, wound up completing only 12 of 32 passes. The Browns picked off two of Meredith's tosses in the first three minutes of the second half, scoring two touchdowns and putting the game out of reach. "They were two pretty bad throws, what else can I say?" Meredith said.. Four Make Hall of Fame SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (UPI) —Red Auerbach, Adolph Rupp, Hank Iba, Dutch Dehnert and Chuck Taylor were named Saturday to the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. The 1068 selections were announced by the shrine's executive director, Lee Williams, after a special selection committee chose them for Hall of Fame niches from 23 nominees. The selections, which swell total Hall of Fame membership to 71 and are the largest single group chosen since 1964, will be formally inducted next April 13. Auerbach, currently general manager of the Boston Celtics, was the most successful coach in the history of pro basketball as he built a National Basketball Association dynasty on 1,040 victories and an unprecedented eight straight Cetlic championships. Rupp's credentials were as the most successful coach in collegiate basketball histroy as he ran up a 38-year career record of 782 wins going into the current season. His Kentucky teams have won four NCAA titles and championed the Southwest Conference 23 times. Iba, currently in his 35th year at Oklahoma State, coached the United States to Olympic title medals in 1968, 1964 and 1962 and has a college career record of 741 wins, second only to Rupp among active college coaches. Dehnert, 70, is credited with originating the pivot play in basketball and is the third member of the Original Celtics, joining teammates Nat Holman and Joe Lapchick in the Hall of Fame which opened last year in a new building on the Springfield College campus. Taylor, a Port Charlotte, Fla. resident, has been employed in basketball promotion with the Converse Rubber Co. since 1921 and has staged thousands of basketball clinics throughout the world. He's also credited with helping design the basketball shoes in general use in both professional and collegiate ball today. DECEMBER MOTOR OIL SALE i Compare HAVOLINE OIL 00 CASK 3 $| for I Of 24 .... 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Jan. \ Rose Bowl-Southern California vs. Ohio State (Pasadena, Calif.) Orange Bowl-Kansai vs, Penn State (Miami, Fla.) Cotton Bowl—Tennessee vt, Texas (Dallas) Sugar Bowl-Georgia vs. Arkansas (New Orleans) Jan, 4 American All-Star BowJ (Tampa, Fla.) Hula Bowl (Honolulu) Jan. 11 Senior Bowl (MoWlt, AJi.) c-us If Y«ur Motor Ovtrheatt RADIATOR GAS TANK Iorvlio Wort uncontfltleniiiy tv*r*nt«* AHLANDERS PH. 9734469 «» f, UNIV.. FI9V9

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