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Tucson Daily Citizen from Tucson, Arizona · Page 9

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Saturday, October 5, 1968
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SPORTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 5, 1968 PAGE 10 ' · · ' By DAVE SPRIGGS Ciuxeii Sports Writer Cowboys and Indians didn't 'make it on the bill during this r week's-, film festival at the Uni- · versity of · Arizona football : theatre.. It was Miners and Lobos followed by Miners and Devils. In both ends of the double feature, Test the Miners of Texas-El Paso wore the black hats in the eyes of the Arizona Wildcats. The Cats meet the UTEP cast tonight live and in all the living color of a home opener at Arizona Stadium beginning at 8 o'clock. A record crowd is expected at the game, to be broadcast by KTUC Radio. iners Texas-El Paso's star-studded offensive lineup -- Brooks Dawson, Volly Murphy, Major Stevenson, Dave Karns and Dave Millican -- received more attention from members of Arizona's defensive unit during the week than Rudolph Valentino ever got from 'their grandmothers. The Wildcats' offensive unit has spent enough time viewing the Miners' defensive heavies -Denver Samples, Wayne Smith and Leon Harden -- to know their parts by heart. Last year the Miners and Wildcats played to a 9-9 tie before the largest crowd (36,949) ever in Arizona's 40,000-seat stadium. The Cats dealt UTEP coach Bobby Dobbs a shock by heading off his top hand, Billy "The Kid" Stevens, every time he reached the pass. The Texans stampeded Arizona's defense between the 20-yard lines, but had to settle for three field goals. The Miners came into that game 1-1-1 and left 1-1-1-1. A win over Santa Barbara, a loss to Arizona State and a cancellation with San Jose State along with the 9-9 tie gave Dobbs the unusual record. This year the Miners are again 1-1-1 with a win over New Mexico (44-15), a loss to Arizona State last week (31-19) and an opening-game tie with Santa rr\ · 1 « 1 onight Barbara (17-17). Dobb's chances of adding another "1" to that record are far-fetched. The Cats plan to show up -- especially John Matishak. The 232-pound senior tackle is still smarting from his unfortunate role in last year's game. "I played what I thought was one of my better games," says SERIES RESUMED TODAY Gibson's Aura Fills Tigerland ?; ^DETROIT (AP) -- Norm iCash stood near . the batting cage Friday, swinging a bat ·while waiting for las turn to hit. ^ ""Are you: ready for Gibson?" someone asked; -,^'If he's, pitching today," foe ^Detroit first baseman said, "I'm ;cpming up sick." \:' Bob Gibson, who struck Cash -,put three times in Wednesday's ; World .Series opener, wasn't pitching Friday. The Tigers and the St. Louis Cardinals had the day off before resuming their 11 battle today. Instead, the brilliant right- hander was in the St. Louis clubhouse, autographing baseballs and talking about his second clash with Denny McLain, Detroit's 31-game winner,.in the Series' fourth game Sunday. They were to follow today's Carl CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR Ganging Up On Dawson '- Little Brooks Dawson undoubtedly still is aching r':lrom the gang-tackling beating A-State's Sun Devils him at Tempe last weekend. Fourteen times, ASU musclemen ganged up on to throw him for 98 yards in losses. Even when i ith.e dauntless Texas-El Paso quarterback did manage · to get rid of the ball. Sun Devils were crashing into · .him almost .simultaneously. He must have been · dumped -- make that demolished -- 25 or SO times. · : He must "have thought he was having a one-man · rumble with th^e world. ;· ii Arizona /State won* of course, 31-19, despite 18 ; ;Dawsoh completions in 41 attempts for 307 yards and ; three touchdowns. · Arizona must emulate the Sun Devils perform- ;-ahce here tonight if the Wildcats are to upset the -UTEP Miners -- a feat I frankly don't expect them to '.'puiioff. Color The Quarterback ... ; A-State sent Dawson home black and blue. Ari; zona would love to do it up a little bit better and ship him back to El Paso with the seat of his pants a .gaudy red, white and blue (UA's field will have an ; extra touch tonight with a school emblem in red and ; blue, along with yard lines painted white) . The Sun Devils sent all available troops after Dawson last Saturday. Six and seven men blitzed on , almost every play. Sometimes it looked as if coach Frank Kush had sent the whole bench after him. ; "We really were disappointed in the way our pass . protection broke down," Eddie Mullens, UTEP sports . information director confided the other day. "You know, that's an all-veteran offensive line and we . didn't think that could happen to them. "We thought we could throw on Arizona State at will. We didn't think they could cover us. It was a big disappointment." What Might Have Been What bothers the UTEP people most is what might have been. The Sun Devils rushed Dawson, the nation's total offense leader, into at least a half dozen errant throws which found their way into A-State hands -- only to be dropped. ; "If they had held on to some of those," groaned Mullens, "they could have blown the thing wide open." ". But can Arizona force Dawson's throwing hand- in a like manner? - One thing that impressed me at Tempe was the : -fact the Miner quarterback kept getting up, no matter ^how hard he was dumped. He was kinda like the little kid who clenches his teeth and lets the block bully beat on him until the big guy is too tired to hit him any more. Dawson is a solid little guy as football players go ^about 5-11 and around 185 pounds) who can soak up punishment. He looked about as effective as a paper ma'che Don Quixote tilting into the face of a hurricane for most of the first half. Then he hit Volly Murphy f and the diminutive speedster dashed 51 yards. The ·pext paw to Murphy was good for a 56-yard touch- ' UTEP can do that to you. All the way in one play. Ohleas the Wildcats can match and even surpass aggressiveness, it could be a frustrating eve- ijiuai for Arizona-* c secondary, match of Ray Washburn of St. uis against Earl Wilson of Detroit. In the Tiger clubhouse, meanwhile, sports writers were advised by a sign on a piece of adhesive tape on a wall, McLain's locker. is over there." . Except Denny wasn't there. A stack of his mail was, his baseball clothes were and so was a button announcing, "I am loved." But McLain, who lost to Gibson in the Series opener, was not at tie park, for the off-day workout. "He had permission not to be :re," said Manager Mayo Smith. "It's not unusual. He's pitching Sunday. He'll throw tomorrow." Asked if McLain had sought permission to be absent, Smith replied: "It's not between him and me. It's between him and the doctor. He's seeing tJie doc tor. He's been going to, the doctor all year." With that, Smith retired to the wanner confines of his office-the temperature outside was in the low 40s-- and attention turned to the Cardinal clubhouse and Gibson. That's where: all the attention was after the opener in which the 32-year-old veteran limltec the Tigers to five hits am struck out a Series' record 17 McLain was around for only six innings in which he gave up three runs, all the Cardinals needed. Gibson credited some of his strikeout success to the fact tha the Tigers were surprised to see so much of his breaking pitches "They'll be more aware of the breaking ball this time," -he said Friday, "but they're still goini to have to look for the fast ball "Actually, I don't care wha kind of strikeouts I get if I win I wouldn't care if I didn't strik out any. A lot of times when get strikeouts it's not of my own doing. Maybe it's something th batter does." The Tiger batters, of course will be faying to do something a lot different in then- next conf rontation with Gibson, a subjec about which Manager Smit says: "He can't be any better. I he's a little worse, he might ge a couple popped." Al Kaline, on the other hand made an interesting observatio: about the Tigers facing Gibso in Tiger Stadium. "It's possible that he could b a lot tougher," the Detroit vet eran said. "We have shadow across the field from the Ugh stands and that would make i even tougher to pick up th ball." Gibson, seeking his seventt straight complete games Series victory, will try to keep the Ti gers in the dark. But McLair will try and regain some of the spotlight he lost Wednesday. * TONIGHT 7 -- Auto racing. Corona Speedway. 7:30 -- Auto racing. Tucson Motor Raceway. 8 -- Football. Arizona vs. UTEP, A r i z o n a Stadium (KTUC). TOMORROW Radio-TV 10 A.M. World Series, Ch. 4 and KCEE. 11 A.M. - NFL football. Cowboys vs. Cards followed by Rams vs. 49era, Ch. 13. 1 P.M. - AFL football. Patriots vs, Raider* Ch. 4. It will be "Bandits at 12 o'clock high" tonight for the Arizona Wildcats' defensive unit. Squadron leader Brooks Dawson, quarterback of Texas-El Paso's Flyin' Miners, will lead his pass-catching wingmen -- Dave Karns, Major Stevenson, Volly Murphy and Air Defense-Arizona Style Dave Millican --- in for an expected aerial attack at Arizona Stadium. Dawson, the nation's total offense leader, is the prime target of the defensive counterattack planned by the Wildcats. Matishak, "but all I've heard since is that I missed the block on Fred Oarr (UTEP's All- America linebacker now with the Green Bay Packers) and he blocked our extra-point kick that in turn gave them a tie." The three-year letterman has one of the key roles on the Cat offensive unit against the veteran UTEP defensive alignment. Arizona hopes to maintain control of the football -- not only to get on the Scoreboard, but to kill the clock and take pressure off the Cat defense which faces the task of containing the explosive Miner attack. While UTEP is expected to throw the football more than f r e q u e n t l y , coach Darrell Mudra is counting on the Wildcat ground game to,pave the way for sophomore quarterback Mark Driscoll's passing plans. Dawson, the nation's offense leader with 734 yards, has thrown seven touchdown passes in three games with 58 completions in 128 passing attempts. He has thrown for 845 yards. Opponent rushers have pinned a minus 111 yards rushing on him. Last week ASU dumped him 14 times for a total loss of 98 yards. Arizona's defense plans more of the same. Arizona assistant coach Eddie Wilson says Driscoll is more effective than Dawon. "Mark's only put the ball in the air 42 times," says Wilson, "and his average gain per attempt (8.2 yards) is better than Dawson's (6.5) He's thrown four touchdown passes. Dawson's thrown 'seven. If Mark threw as many times as Dawson, I'm sure he'd have a lot more than 346 yards." The difference between the UTEP senior and Wildcat sophomore's record is that Dawson is charged with three interceptions in his 128 attempts while Driscoll has a similar amount hi 42 times. UTEP's all-veteran secondary, termed the best in the nation by Utah coach Tommy Hudspeth, will be the stiffest opposition faced by Driscoll. Tailbacks Noki Fuimoano, Rick Stevenson and Dan Hustead and the Arizona offensive line are the key factors in keeping the pressure off Driscoll. If the Cats fail to establish their running game, UTEP's deep defenders are considered capable of handling Ron Gardin, Mark Boche and Ted'. .lerwood -Driscoll's prime targets. Bath clubs boast strong kicking games. Tom "Twiggy" Gallaway, UTEP's stocking-footed punter, is averaging 40.3 yards with 22 punts. Arizona's John Ray is averaging 35.2 with 11 punts. UTEP's Jerry Waddles has kicked 15 field goals in 26 attempts, including three against · the Cats last year. Arizona's Steve Hurley has yet to kick a field goal in collegiate competition, but has the range to be a scoring threat. Stevenson and Gardin are threats on punt and kickoff returns. Stevenson has returned 11 punts for 102 yards including one touchdown run of 68 yards against New Mexico. CATS Vs. MINERS SE--80 QT--76 QG--64 C--52 SG--62 ST--69 TE--84 QB--19 FL--22 TB--21 FB--40 OFFENSE Mark Boche, 181, 6-1, Soph. Rich Crossman, 233, 6-2, Jr. Mike Moody, 211, 6-0, Sr. Doug Rothery, 198, 5-11, Soph. Mike Aro, 215, 6-2, Sr. John Matishak, 232, 6-1, Sr. Ted Sherwood, 220, 6-2, Jr. Mark Driscoll, 170, 5-8, Soph. Ron Gardin, 181, 6-0, Jr. Noki Fuimaono, 191, 5-11, Sr. Ed Mitchell, 211, 5-9, Jr. Arizona Wildcats DEFENSE LE--71 Frank Jenkins, 230, 6-3, Sr. LT--61 Rex Macklin, 197, 5-9, Jr. RT--77 Tom Nelson, 225, 6-0, Sr. RE--86 Lou Ramsey, 202, 5-11, Sr. LLB-42 Charlie Duke, 219, 6-0, Jr. MLB--31 Otis Comeaux, 169, 5-9, Sr. RLB--55 Larry Rogge, 219, 6-0, Sr. LC--23 Jim White, 175, 5-10, Sr. RC--45 Bill Miller, 190, 6-1, Jr. LS--35 Doug Schlueter, 185, 6-1, Sr. RS--28 Rich Moriarty, 185, 5-11, Sr. Texas-El Paso Miners LE--13 LT--78 LG--62 C--55. RG--73 RT--71 RE--83 QB--14 LHB--42 FL--23 FB--45 OFFENSE David Millican, 192, 5-11, Soph. LE--86 Jerry Deines, 247, 6-3, Jr. LT--74 Wally Guilford, 226, 6-1, Sr. MG-50 Dennis Bramlett, 247, 6-5, Jr. RT-J67 Walter Olivieri, 280, 5-11, Sr. RE--82 Dick Reisman, 220, 6-1, Jr. LLB--34 Ron Jones, 220,,6-3, Sr. RLB--36 Brocks Dawson, 186, 6-1, Sr. LC--32 Paul White, 200, 6-0, Jr. RC--'A Volly Murphy, 170, 5-10, Sr. LS--25 Gene Chiids, i», 6-1, Jr. RS--3i DEFENSE Bob Larkins, 214, 6-0, Jr. Calvin Taylor, 226, 5-11, Soph. Chuck Spence, 210, 5-10, Sr. Denver Sample, 240, 6-3, Sr. Dave Smith, 198, 62, Soph. Jerry Waddles, 200, 5-11, Sr. Wayne Smith, 210, 6-1, Sr. Grady Cavness, 187, 5-10, Sr. Leon Harden, 198, 5-11, Sr. Jim Fabish, 182, 5-11, Jr. Gene j s , 185, 6-1, Sr. MIAMI, TROJANS BATTLE O.J., Mad Stork To Collide Headon By Associated Press The Mad Stork hopes to deliver a big surprise in Los Angeles tonight. Which is to say that Ted Hen dricks, the defensive star of the University of Miami Hurricanes, hopes to be at his sensational best against 0.J. Simpson and Southern California in perhaps the top college football game of the weekend. Hendricks, who derives his nickname from his 6-foot-8 height, has 247 tackles and eight fumble recoveries to his credit over the last two seasons and made the All-American team at defensive end. Simpson is an offensive terror for Southern Gal. His hard running paced the Trojans to the 1967 national championship and won him an All-American berth. Some 65,000 persons are ex- pected at the Coliseum to watch Hendricks' efforts to shackle the elusive Simpson, who has scored seven touchdowns and gained 425 yards rushing in two games this season for the sec- Towncats Set Aztec Meet The Arizona football coach- Ing staff and color films of tonight's Arizona-UTEP game will be the featured attractions at the weekly Towncat luncheon Monday. The noon meeting Is scheduled at the Aztec Inn, 102 N. Alvernon Way. The public is invited. ond-ranked Trojans. Miami is ranked IStih in The Associated Press poll and also is unbeaten in two games. In ' other Saturday night games, loth-ranked Louisiana State is at home to Baylor, 15th-ranked Tennessee is at Rice, 16th-ranked Georgia is at South Carolina, 17th-ranked Texas AM is at Florida State and 20th-ranked Arkansas is at Texas Christian. The Houston Cougars, ranked 12th, opened the weekend activity with a 71-33 romp over Cincinnati in the Astrodome Friday night. Halfback Paul Gipson ran back the opening kickoff 91 yards for a Houston touchdwon, but the Cougars trailed by 21-14 after the first quarter before rallying for 35-21 hatftime lead. i

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