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SPORTANGLES By Fred Men dell This is the year 102 afsia (after football started in America). We have reached that time of the year when the most important things have nothing to do with politics, religion, Vietnam, riots, racism, or even hot- pants. The major world happenings is whether the team of your choice can advance a sack of air more effectively than the team it is meeting on a 100x50 yard field with vertical white stripes. The above is over-simplified. There's much more—a brain trust and 22-66 shock troops on each side of the field, spotters, play-by-play photographers, TV cameras and commentators, publicity directors, scouts, telegraphers, radio commentators and sometimes, when there's room, sports writers in the press box; drill teams and bands in the end zones; and happy and or unhappy people in the stands. v .^- Eeastly and Brutal; Character Builder? Football is a set of contradictions. To some it is a beastly, brutal, de-humanizing game played by overgrown apes. To some it is a game which promotes agility, alertness, strategy, courage, dedication, team-work and all-American boys. Coaches approach seasons from many different avenues.. There's Bob Devaney of Nebraska, who is ready to play football. There are many— Vince Gibson of K-State, Don Fambrough of Kansas, Al Onofrio of Missouri among them—who hope they're ready to paly football. There will be many—the idea will crystalize in about two weeks—who aren't playing football but are having a rebuilding year. Some call this character building, but that's not what it is. What -it is is surviving a loss and showing up on the field next week to take another. Game Took Polish In Last 50 Years Football, the game that makes the coach five times as important as the college presi- dent'and the game hero three times more glorified than the man who discovers a cure for polio, got its start about 950 years ago, presumably in England. It didn't take much polish, however, until the last half century when such things were introduced as offensive and defensive platoons, punt specialists, kick-off specialists, ball- holding specialists, the T-formation, refined and re-defined as the wing-T, slot-T, V-T, D-T and .such other systems as the I, Y, A, Wishbone, wing and prayer. < Sometimes Difficult To Break the Code Football also has changed the language — put everything in code; . Coach says: "The team we're going to play is well- coached, well-drilled, has a great defensive line, an all- American quality quarterback and should be rated No. 1 nationally." This translates to: "We're going to beat them by five touchdowns." Coach says: "The school we're about to meet gives college credits for picnicking, shoe-lace tying and pencil- sharpening." "This translates to: "We're going to get beat by five touchdowns." You'll Be Happier If You Like It The past weekend started the new .season. It will run until the middle of next January, and in that time, like it or not, it is best to like it. For it is like the weather; It's here. 50,000 See Arsenal Down Leeds United LONDON (AP). r- Arsenal, reigning English soccer champion, 'rediscovered its form'Sat- urday with a 2-0 victory over Leeds United. A crowd of 50,000 at Arsenal Stadium in North London saw George Graham whip in a low shot in the 34th minute to cap the kind of passing that made Arsenal the champion. Hutchinson News Sunday, Sept. 12, 1971 Pag« 17 Tarn' Shows Fans INew Blue Defense Washington State Kanias First downs 16 25 Rushes-Yards 36-74 59-280 Passing yardage ' 209 86 Return yard .5 56 Passes 14-40-3 9-18-0 Punts 7-40 6-30 Fumbles Lost 2 4 Yards penalized 158 46 LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) Dan Heck, Steve Conley and Jerome Nelloms provided a three-pronged offensive punch that was too much for Washington State Saturday and the Kansas Jayhawks" routed the Cougars, 34-0, in an intersectional football opener for both teams. Heck, the senior quarterback, ran 11 yards for one touchdown and tossed an 11-yard pass to Conley for another. Conley made his second touchdown of the hot, humid afternoon on six-yard run. Nel- loms spun five yards for Kansas' fourth six-pointer. Delvin Williams knifed around the left side for 12 yards and the last TD with 2:16 remaining. Bob Helmbacher converted after the first three touchdowns and the fifth. Broke String of Success His fourth try hit the goal post, breaking a string, of 17 consecutive extra points dating back to last year. A crowd of 37,750, largest ever to view a Kansas home opener, watched the Jayhawks, behind Heck's passes and dazzling option runs and Nellom's charges through the line and around the ends, march 76 yards in 10 plays with the opening kickoff. Heck rolled around right end from the 11 from the score. Washington State never got off a real drive, being bottled up much of the afternoon by the surprising Kansas defense, poorest in the Big Eight Conference a year ago. The Cougars had their best chance when they moved with the second-half kickoff from their 22 to the Kansas 18, but Ken Grandberry fumbled and the Jayhawks' Kenny Page sprawled on the ball on the Kansas 11. It was the first time since 1952 Kansas had shut out an opponent in an opening game. Jaynes Heads Drive Sophomore quarterback David Jaynes directed the Jay- hawks 67 yards to their fourth- quarter touchdown. Nelloms hit right tackle for 12, and Williams, a sophomore tailback, picked up four. Twice interference was ruled on Jaynes' passes, the first resulting in a 14-yard advance and the second 38 yards that put the ball on the 12. Williams, seemingly trapped at the 10, rolled off of two de- 'Pokes Rap 'Dogs, 26-7 Yardstick Miss. State Okla. State First downs i!2 18 39-112 49-157 Passing yardage 112 194 Return yardage 21 143 Passes 11-25-1 11-22-2 Punts 7-42 3-35 Fumbles lost l o Yards penalized 73 59 • STILLWATER, Okla. (AP)Oklahoma State, paced by the electrifying running and pass catching of flanker Dick Graham and the talents of quarterbacks Brent' Blackman and Tony Pounds, crushed Mississippi State 26-7 in an intersectional football battle here Saturday afternoon, The victory before a record- breaking crowd for an OSU home opener avenged a 14-13 loss to the Bulldogs last year at Jackson, Miss. A total of 31,500 turned out for the game at Lewis Stadium in 90-degree weather, eclipsing the old record of 27,000 set in 1967 a^p.inst Air Force. Graham got the OSU scoring off to a rollicking start in the first quarter as he raced 81 yards for a touchdown on a punt return to make it 7-0. He was also the leading Cowboy receiver. Pounds, pressed hard during •pre-season practice for the starting nod by sophomore Blackman, hit on 8 of 13 attempts for 144 yards passing, including a 21-yard touchdown toss to Graham. OSU took a 14-7 halftime lead, then ran away with the game as the Cowboy defense completely, stymied Mississippi State's efforts in < : the ; second and final two periods.. The Cowboy offense gained a total of 351 yards, including 195 yards in the air against an experienced MSU secondary. Scoring Miss. Slate 7 o 0 0—7 Okla. State 7 7 0 7—21 OSU—Graham 81 punt return (Pruss kick) MSU—Grubbs 2 run (Ellis kick) OSU—FG Pruss 21 OSU^-Safety (wild pass from center) OSU—Graham 21 pass from Pounds (Pruss kick) A-31,500. fenders and streaked into the end zone. Kansas interceptions of Ty Paine's passes wrecked the Cougars. Mark Geraghty's Ihefl al Ihe State 32 set up Kansas' second touchdown. Conley smashed his way lo the 11 and Nelloms got to the 6. From there, Conley needed only one blow at the ineffective Cougar defense to score. Joe Shannon swiped Paine's screen pass late in the first half and returned il 10 yards lo Ihe Cougar 45. Heck found Williams with a pass on the 23 and threw lo John Schroll on Ihe 9. After a Heck pass was no good and Conley losl two, Heck fired to Conley, who hauled it in on the 7 and raced across unmolested. Almost A Gift Kansas got its fourth touchdown almost as a gift. Paine passed to Jim Forresl, who was knocked down by Jerry Evans. The ball squirted out of For- resl's hands and Tommy Oak- son of Kansas grabbed il and Slot 30 yards to the Cougar 6. Nelloms, after being held to a yard, swepl right end for the touchdown. The first Kansas drive of 76 yards was almost perfect. Conley, who provided vital blocking, got a yard and Nelloms added seven, Nelloms gained a first down on the 39. Heck passed to Schroll for six, Conley drove for three and Nelloms hit midfield for another first down. Heck floated a 17-yarder to Lucius Turner, and Nelloms turned left end for 20 yards to the Cougar 13. Conley hit left taclde for two before Heck cut around right end behind a Conley block for Ihe touchdown. Nelloms was the day's biggest rusher with 113 yards on 19 carries. Scoring Wash. State o 0 0 0-0 Kansas 7 14 6 7 _ 34 KAN—Heck 11 run (Helmbacher kick) KAN—Conley 6 run (Helmbacher kick) KAN—Conley 11 pass from Heck (Helmbacher kick) KAN—Nelloms 5 run (kick failed) KAN—Williams 12 run (Helmbacher kick) A—37,750. That Zero Looked Good Stanford 19, Missouri 0 Yardstick Stanford Missouri First downs 16 7 Rushes-yards 38-131 49-82 Passing yardage 222 65 Return yardage 69 114 Passes 17-35-1 11-26-1 Punts . 9-35 14-38 Fumbles lost 2 2 Penalized 73 79 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Hillary Shockley cracked Missouri's defense wilh a 72-yard touchdown .gallop starling off 19th-ranked Stanford to a 19-0 intercollegiate football triumph Salurday over offensively-inepl Missouri. The 6-1, 220-pound Shockley, one of a horde of veterans re- luming lo Slanford's Rose Bowl championship squad, fielded pitchout from quarterback Don Bunce on his touchdown run. The powerful running back brushed aside halfback Lorenzo Brinkley's try for a tackle at the Missouri 35, and sped into the clear to push Stanford's lead to 9-0 in the second quarter. Worthy Successor Bunce, successor to Heisman- trbphy winner Jim Plunkett at quarterback, six minutes later hit sophomore flanker John Wayriesberry from Missouri's 26 and boosted Stanford's lead to 18-6 by halftime. Rod Garcia, a sophomore soccer-slyle kicker, booted his second field goal from Missouri's 18 in the third quarter. His first scored from the Tiger 34 with 5:53 gone. Offense Stymied Missouri, stymied by the experienced Stanford defense, failed to manage a first down until midway in the second quarter, and missed its best chance to score in the first half. Larry Frost covered Miles Moore's fumble at Stanford's 21, but defensive back Tom Robnetl burst through two plays later to spill Chuck Link for a seven-yard loss. Missouri quarterback John Venturi failed on a third-down pass and Greg Hill's field goal try from the 34 was far short with Stanford leading by only 30. Scoring Stanford 31 3 o—19 Missouri 0 0 0 0—0 STAN — FG Garcia 44 STAN — Shockley 52 run (klcktalled) STAN — Wlnosberry 26 pass from Bunce (Garcia kick) STAN — FG Garcia 28 A — 53,032 U.S. Open Matches Delayed by Rain FOREST HILLS, N.Y. (AP) — The men's semifinals matches in the U.S. Open Tennis Championships were delayed Salurday by rain, which threatened to wash out the next to last day of the tournament. William F. Talbert Jr., tournament chairman, said every effort would be made to get in the matches to permit the wlndup Sunday. The center court at the West Side,Tennis Club was covered wilh a tarpaulin and some 8,000 people were in the stands. In the men's semifinals, Arthur Ashe Jr., of Richmond, Va., seeded No. 3, opposes unseeded Jan Kodes of Czechoslovakia, and second-seeded Stan Smith of Pasadena, Calif., opposes fourt-seeded Tom Okker of The Netherlands. Associated Press Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - It was a happy day for Don Fambrough as his Kansas Jayhawks got his career as a head football coach off to a winning start against Washington State, 34-0. But he said il was lhat zero on the Scoreboard for the Cougars that gave him the greatest pleasure. Fambrough realized a career- long ambition when he was named head coach at his alma mater after 23 years as an assistant. He took over a team that had the poorest defensive record in the Big Eight last season while winning five and losing six. Different Story Against Washington Stale last year, Kansas gave up 513 yards rushing and passing and four touchdowns allhough oulscoring Ihe visitors, 48-31. The shutout Saturday was the first time Kansas had held a foe scoreless in a season-opening game since 1952. "To be perfeclly honesl, I never Ihought we'd shut Ihem out," said the 48-year-old Fambrough. "They had a reputation of having such a potent offense." He credited the shuloul victory lo "a learn effort and Ihe greal bunch of coaches I've got." "They (Fambrough's assistants) had the kids believing in themselves and that's what football is all about, "We made mistakes. We leaked at times, but we came up with the big play when we needed it." The jubilant Kansas players gave Fambrough a ride out on Ihe field after the final gun. He said he Ihought senior quarterback Dan Heck played a. "tremendous game—running Ihe team; execution." Pleased With Jaynes Fambrough said he was also pleased with the work of sophomore quarterback David Jaynes. Washington State Coach Jim Sweeney said his team was "tragic on "defense." At the same time, he credited Kansas with playing good defense against the Cougars. He said his team was not executing as well as last year and that turnovers were the big thing that kept Washington State from scoring. "We had only one sustained drive," Sweeney said. ilWi KANSAS QUARTERBACK Dan Heck heads for KU's first touchdown on the ground in the first quarter of college football action at Lawrence Saturday afternoon. Heck Is chased by Washington (Hulchlnson News-UPI Telephoto) State's Nile DcCuirc. Heck's TD from the 12-yard line made it 6-0, and Kansas went on to win the game, 34-0. Aggies Upend K-State, 10-7 Yardstick Utah Stale First downs Rushes-yards Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Kansas State 11 16 44-64 53-195 130 39 11 9-17-0 8-44.1 2 67 33 5-18-1 7-41 1 75 MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Mickey Doyle drilled a 43-yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter to settle a defensive duel and carry Utah State to a 10-7 season-opening victory over error-laden Kansas State Saturday. The Aggies, who converted a pass interception into a first- half touchdown, took the steam out of an apparent Kansas State rally by marching 51 yards to set up Doyle's long field goal, which was kicked into a moderate crosswind. The Wildcats, who tied Oklahoma for second in the Big Eight Conference behind national champion Nebraska last season, sorely missed the passing of departed Lynn Dickey. His replacement, Dennis Morrison, completed only 5 of 18 passes for 39 yards. Running Attack Solid The Wildcats got their running attack cranked up late in the third quarter, marching 96 yards to their only touchdown. Bill Butler scored on a twisting two-yard run off right tackle early in the fourth period. Runs of 18 and 11 yards by talented sophomore Isaac Jackson and a pair of 15-yard penalties against Utah State propelled the Utah State drive. However, Utah State struck back swiftly for Doyle's field goal. Kansas Stale dominated the first half, from the lines. missing field goals 34-, 16-and 45-yard Utah State scarcely got out of its own territory in the first half, until linebacker Has Cotto- lico intercepted a pass by Mor- rison and returned it 12 yards to the Wildcat 35 with 2:40 left. The Aggies scored in five plays, with Ed Giles sliding outside right tackle for the final 15 yards. The Aggies, avenging a 37-0 loss to the Wildcats here last Doyle Praises Ducks/ MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Elated Utah State Coach Chuck Mills called his kicker, Mickey Doyle, "just exceptional" and his Aggie defensive unit magnificent in the wage of a 10-7 surprise football victory over Kansas Slate Saturday. Doyle booted the game-winning field goal, a 43-yarder in the fourth quarter, and averaged 44 yards on eight punts to help the Aggie defense keep the run-minded Wildcat offense at bay. "He kept K-State in the hole with his punting," Mills noled. "I Ihoughl aboul Ihis game all summer," said Doyle, a junior from Sheridan, Wyo., who had Ihree punts blocked when Kansas Slute flogged Iho Ag- gies, 37-0, last year. "In fact, I began thinking aboul it last year midway through the season." It was Doyle's longest field goal in a game. Mills, ecstallc aboul his defense, said Ihe Ulags "gave them Iheir »nc touchdown with Ihose two penalties." He referred to a pair of 15-yard penalties again Utah State, for holding and roughness, during K-Slatc's 96-yard touchdown drive. "Last year, our kids were awe-stricken by the fact they were playing K-Slate," he said. "They didn't feel that way this year. I think maybe Vince hod a tough time getting his team up after beating us 37-0 last year." Wildcat Coach Vince Gibson, who barred newsmen from talking with his players said Kansas State "just made loo many mistakes." He listed as key plays an in- lercoption which Utah Slate turned inlo a touchdown In the second quarter and a clipping penalty against K-State on a punl in the fourth period. The clip occurred before the Wildcats fielded the ball, enabling Utah Stele to retain possession on its , drive to the game-winning field goal. Jarred Ball Loose Another key play, Ulah Stale linebacker Elton Brown and safely Phil Shelley jarred K- Stale receiver Sonny Yarnell loose from the ball at the Aggie goal line when K-Stale nearly scored early in the second half. The Wildcats then missed a field goal from close range. "We scorned flat," Gibson conceded. "Wo couldn'l seem to got anything going. We didn't have very much poise, I think the reason is we lost a lot of seniors and some guys havcn'l played much. "Summing it up, we couldn'l make Ihe big play when we had lo do it, and we made the big mistake." year, flexed Iheir defensive mettle early, brunting a Kansas Slate drive at the Utah State 17 on the Cats' first drive of the game. John Goerger missed a field goal try from the 34. Kansas State's Terry Brown then recovered a fumble by Giles on the last play of the first quarter at the Utah State 13. But the Wildcats couldn't move, and Goerger flubbed a field goal Iry from Ihe 16. The 52-yard Kansas State drive in the second period fizzled when Mo Latimore narrowly missed a field goal attempt from the 45. Shortly after, Cottolico snared Morrison's poorly-lhrown pass al the line of scrimmage lo sel up Utah Slate's only touchdown. Neilher side mounted a threat in the third period until K-State launched its long touchdown drive after Doyle punted 44 yards out of bounds on the Wildcat 4. Tony Adams passed for 130 yards for Utah State, but the Aggies added just 64 on the ground. Butler gained 68 and Jackson 61 yards in K-State's rushing tolal of 195. Yardstick Utah Stole o 7 0 3—10 Kansas Slats 0007—7 UTAH - Olios 15 run (Adams kick) K-SI. — Duller 2 run (Goergor kick) UTAH — FG Doylo 43. A — 30,000 Nebraska Humbles Oregon Yardstick Oregon Nebraska 13 26 22-86 73-298 118 117 10 II 13-25-3 10-13-0 6-32 4-38 0 2 49 30 First downs . . Rushes-yards Passing yardage Return yardago Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yard* penalized LINCOLN, Neb. (AP)-Mighly Nebraska completely dominated Oregon as the defending national champion Cornhuskers methodically rolled lo a 34-7 victory Saturday in an intersectional football opener for both teams. It was the 20th consecutive game without a loss for Nebraska, ranked No. 2 in the preseason Associated Press poll. Junior college halfback transfer Gary Dixon scored three limes oil short runs while the veteran Cornhusker defense completely throttled the potent Duck offense. Nebraska's first three scores came after sustained marches as the Huskers drove 67 yards in the first period, 47 yards in the second period and 5)9 yards in Ihe third quarter. Jeff Kinney scored from one yard out in Ihe first quurter. Dixon ran in from Iwo yards out in the second period, and from two yards out again in the third period. He Ihen swepl right end for a six-yard touchdown on Ihe firsl play of Ihe final quurter. Meanwhile, the Husker defense, with seven starters from last season, shut oul the Ducks untjl a fumbled punt deep in Nebraska tcrrilory late in Ihe game scl up Bobby Moore's seven-yard scoring run. Duck quarterback Dan Fouls was harrassed by the defense and was off target with many of his passes. At the same time, Moore was held In check by Ihe Cornhusker defensive line as much of Ihe game was played in Oregon territory. Scoring Oregon o 0 8 7—7 Nebraska 777 13— 34 Neb — Klnnoy 1 run (Sangor kick) Neb — Dixon 2 run (sangor kick) Nob — Dixon 2 run (sanger kick) Neb - Dixon 6 run (kick failed) Nob — Butts 2 run (Sanger kick) Ore - Moore 7 run (Battle kick) In 'MiiKt' Big Ten Meeting Wolverines Snip Wildcats, 21 to 6 YARDSTICK Mlchlgin NWMlern First Dov/ns 15 18 Rushes Y»rd» ...59-213 35-76 Patting yardage ... 34 199 Return ysrdagd , 70 37 Passes 11-4-1 31-17-3 Punts . . ...8-37 4-33 Fumbles ip»t ,,o 1 Yards penalized 8/ 23 EVANSTON, III. (AP) - Outplayed most of Ihc firsl half, fourth-ranked Michigan parlayed the old-fashioned end- around play and a freak "goaltending" play for a 21-6 victory over Northwestern in Iho Big Ten football opener for both schools Saturday. Split end Dave Rather scored the first two Wolverine touchdowns, one on a 18-yard, end- around dash and another on recovery in the end zone of the ball on a freak play after a 52- yard Michigan field goal try. Place kicker Dana Coin's long field goal try was falling inches shy of the crossbar when Northwestern defensive back Jack Dustin leaped up and bat ted the ball Into the end zone and Rather fell on It for a touchdown. Press box veterans could not recall any similar scoring play which technically was ruled a kick from scrimmage touched by a receiving team player and eligible for recovery by the kicking team. That gave Michigan a 14-0 lead early in the second half and star halfback Billy Taylor scored on a 5-yard run later In the third quarter to pusK.(he> / Wolverines ahead 21-0. Maurle Dalgneau, ' JfPrth- ;, western's star passing quarterback, finally put the Wildcats on the board midway in the fourth quarter with a 2-yard scoring toss to halfback Johnny Cooks capping an 80-yard march.

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