BWhwffl* (Ark.) Coorftr New» - tfewntor U. J» Super Bow/ Prelude Then There ere Four By HAL BOCK (Raiders, who finished their sea-Ties and finished the season Associated Press Sports Writer;son with a 13-1 record and 10,with 1,194 yards gained rushing, With 21 other professional!straight victories by dropping .only 22 less than Boston's Jim football clubs finished for the I Buffalo 28-21 Sunday,., had Nance, who won his second season, the Green Bay Packers, Dallas Cowboys, Houston Oilers Raiders start in preparation championship and Oakland working today for Sunday's games. clinched . the . AEL's Western crown two weeks ago. Houston, needing a victory to clinch the Eastern title and eliminate any chance of a playoff against New York, romped to a The'Packers meet the Cow-:41-10 roul of Miami. Saturday boys at Green Bay for the K -• night. That made the-Jets' 42-31 tional League crown in a re- victory over San Diego Sunday match of last year's title game won by Green Bay 34-27. The Cinderella Oilers, who rose from last place to first in the meaningless.. Hoyle Granger and straight rushing crown. The ; Jets, who had dropped three straight, snapped out of the slump against San Diego, but it was too late to save the Eastern lead they had held almost all season. Joe Namath threw four touchdown passes and set a pro pass! ing mark, running his yards for noyie granger <mu W6odle''the season to 4,007. He corn- Campbell scored two touch- pleted 18 of 26 for 343 yards AFL's Eastern Division, the Raiders at Oakland. play Only Oakland went into the final weekend of the regular season knowing it would be in a title game next Sunday. The downs apiece for the fired-up Oilers, who finished last in the Eastern Division in 1966 and weren't expected to do much better this year. against the Chargers, who fin ished third in the AFL's Western Division. The Packers were stung for an early touchdown by Los An geles but rebounded with a dev COMING UP ROSES Bob Hayes Granger ripped Dolphin de- 0 —— — ----- :enses for 160 yards in 21 car-i astating defensive effort tha beat the Rams 28-7. Green Bay had dropped two straight games—one of them t the Rams-but with the_ NFL's Western crown on the line, th Packers won convincingly. "We heard that theirs was better defensive line than ours,' said Henry Jordan, one of th Packers' veteran front four. "I gives you something to play to when you're only second best.' Jordan led a Packer pass rus that dumped Ram quarterbac Roman Gabriel five times. •Fleet'Travis Williams ran fo two touchdowns, one of them 46-yard sprint from scrimmage "He's the best third string hal back in America," said Los At geles Coach George Allen. Williams started only because injuries: had sidelined Jim Grabowski and Elijah Pitts. The incredible.. speed of Bob Hayes made the difference for] Dallas as the Cowboys routed Cleveland 52-14. .Hayes set up two touchdowns with punt returns of 68 and 64 yards and caught an 86-yard scoring bomb from Don Meredith. Meredith was close to perfect, completing 10 of 12 passes for 212 yards. "He called an excellent game," said Dallas Coach Tom Landry. "I would have to rate it as good if not belter than Bart Starr against Los Angeles." Starr, piloting the Packers over the Rams, completed 17 of 23 for 222 yards. Serious Business Begins For Bowlers PASADENA, Calif. AP) - season engagement. The Yuletide holiday over, In- 7 ne Hoosiers' starling tackle JllIC 1 LUCVIU^ nuiiuuj un-t t *<• 1 lie IlUUal'il o cum in 15 i.i»\.inv, diana of the Big Ten and South- j on offense, Bob Kirk, suffered ern California of the Pacific-3! ;| k, KC injury in the second get down to the serious work of' practice of the bowl condition- preparing for the Rose Howl i j ng program, football game New Year's Day. I He dj( , n(H make ll|C tl . ip , vi o, The Trojans of USC. with a underwent knee season record of 9-1 matching j ""• the Hoosiers, remain favored surgery last week. ^ by two touchdowns as each j team went back to Kre training! grind. To the Trojans the Kose Bowl is hardly unique. Most of Coach John" McKay's team played in its last New Year's,! losing a tough one to Purdue, 14-13. But the lads from Blooming- Lonborg Is Hurt BOSTON (AP) - Jim Lonton, Ind., are frankly delighted ^ , he Bos[on Rcd Sox . C y to be here as their school s first, * A , winnci . as the '" " v ' „, ..... — . i Young Awar ever Big Ten representative in lAmcr ? can Lcaguc - s oulstandinR the famed bowl game. ; Coach John Pont, who since loday Stiff Tests Face Top-Ranked Squad: the team arrived here last Thursday lias won a warm host of friends, explained his attitude. "I want the team to see an do Ihings out here, bul I also want them Vo keep their minds on the game to be played." Apparently neither Indiana nor Southern Cal has a major injury problem, or at least one that is of recent development. The Trojans lost an outstanding sophomore defensive end, Jimmy Gunn, in the last game of the season against UCLA. But his injured leg spelled the end of the line for Ihis post- pitcher, was ... , with a kncs injury suffered while skiing. Lonborg, who won 22 regular season games and then added Five members of college has- week to fourth this week, ap- ketball's Top Ten, headed by, pears to have the toughest task. UCLA, place unbeaten records! The Vols are in the Los Anin jeopardy this week in lourna- geles Classic, the same tournament play all over the country. | ment top-ranked UCLA is in. • • • "• •• - -'— '" Tennessee opens against Iowa Thursday after the Bruins 5-0, play Minnesota Wednesday. Of the other unbeaten teams, And Tennessee, whose 4-0 record vaulted it from ninth last Championships To Missco, Dyess By Frank Ellis Courier News Sports Editor MSBCO and DYESS basketball squads captured the junior and senior championships respectively In the WILSON INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT completed over the weekend. MISSCO bested SHAWNEE by » ten-point margin, 39-29 in the junior high struggle. Leading 15-12 at the halitime, the victors maintained their edg* throughout the second half to win going away. Kemp with 18 and Weathers with 11 paced the champions while Warhurst with 14 led the attack for the junior Indians. * * * In the senior division, PYESS eutlasted the host WILSON five, 66-63 in an* overtime period. Wilson, paced by Cleo -Faulkner and Joe Robertson, had led at the half, 29-23. Th« Bulldogs continued their domination for the next 15 minutes and W seconds but Dyess tied the score at 89-all as the buntr sounded. Wilson was ahead and in pos- Mwion with ten seconds left In regulation time when the visitors stole the ball and dumped In the tying markers. Dyess outscored the Bulldogs In the overtime, 74 and took the title. ' . "It was a real gdod ball game all the way," Wilson Coach Ralph Thompson said. "We thought we had it but they stole the ball and tied us." Jerry Carter was one of four Dyess men in double figures, netting 26. Others who helped him were Carlock with 14, Jewell and Profiitt, 12 each. FauJtoff took game honors with 3T at Rotation garnered 17 for the losing Bulldogs. The junior consolation title went to WILSON with a win over ABMOREL, 49-32. Terry Hunt and Jerry Stewart shared honors for the winners with 19 while Branch led 80-65 for the senior consolation jrize. Farrell's 27 and Barnes' 16 paced Missco while George with 18 and Gathen and Porter netted 15 apiece. Armorel with 10. MISSCO whipped LUXORA, Hockey m in 1 National Hockey League By THE ASSOCIATED PERSS East Division W. L, T. Pts. Chicago 17 9 Boston IB 9 Toronto 16 11 New York 15 13 Detroit 13 13 Montreal ' .12 14 Oakland 7 21 5 19 Saturday's Results Montreal 4, Oakland 2 Toronto 5, Detroit 3 Boston 4, New York 0 Chicago 3, Philadelphia 2 Pittsburgh 4, Minnesota 0 Los Angeles 4, St. Louis 0 Sunday's Results No games scheduled Monday's Results Chicago 3, Montreal 1 Toronto 3, Detroit 1 New York 3, Philadelphia 1 Boston, 6 Oakland 3 Pittsburgh 4, Los Angeles 3 St. Louis 1, Minnesota 0 Today's Games No games scheduled Wednesday's Games Montreal at Toronto- • Minnesota at New York Chicago at Boston Oakland at Pittsburgh Los Angeles at St. Louis Houston, 10-0, in the Rainbow second-ranked plays Bradley ... .... Classic at Honolulu Thursday; Indiana, 60, lakes on Western Kentucky in the All-Sports Classic at "Dallas Thursday and Two other Top Ten teams conceivably could clash in the Sug ar Bowl at New Orleans. Davidson, which tumbled from sixth to eighth, plays Memphis State, and Vanderbill, No. 9, takes on Michigan State, both Friday. Vanderbilt was No. 3 last week but lost to Florida 74-72. Indiana moved into the third spot from fifth. Kentucky climbed from seventh to sixth and has only one game this week — a non-tournament affair with Notre Dame Utah, 8-0, battles Oregon in the: Saturday at Louisville. Boston Far West Classic at Portland i College, which fell from eighth Thursday. Utah is the only new member votes in parentheses and total points on a 10-9-8-elc. basis to 10th, played Penn State today ^ 0 ,, ,o v.._ „...., in the Holiday Festival in New of the Top Ten this week, jump-1 York. ing into seventh after defeating] The Top Ten, with first-place San Jose State, Southern California and Denver last week. Bradley slipped out of 10th ' place after losing to UCLA 10973. Utah could face possibly its toughest task this week in the Portland tournament. 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