SPORTS SATURDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1967 PAGE 5 Carl CITIZEN SPORTS EDITOR Billy The Kid's Pants The story of tonight's Arizona-UTEP football game may very well be written on the seat of Billy Stevens'pants. If the Wildcats win, it'll probably be because they efcain the behind of Miner quarterback Stevens' white nylon knickers a vivid green to match the Arizona Stadium bermuda. If the Texans triumph, it might be because Billy The Kid's pants wind up as clean as the pockets of Arizona backers. Stevens and strong-armed sidekick Brooks Dawson, perhaps the finest one-two quarterbacking punch in the Mountain West, can expect a rush tonight which will put Fraternity Row to shame. That's how the Wildcats whipped a favored Texas Western bunch two years ago, 10-3.. They simply pick. ed up Stevens -- ali.6-foot-3 and 195 pounds of him -and lammed him down play after play. They burped him like a baby on the turf until he finally coughed up three pass interceptions and the ball game. , Difference was, Billy was a relative baby then.'He was only a sophomore and prone to showing off how strong he was -- trying to drill his passes right through defenders if they got in his way. Stevens, Miners Grow Up _ Stevens and Texas Western are all grown up now. Billy is a battle-scarred senior who has started 2 varsity games for the Miners and TWC is now the University of Texas at El Paso. Personally, I'm not so impressed with classes or titles. It's the same Billy Stevens and the Same Texas Western to me. But I did watoh the Miners lose a 33-32 holocaust to A-State last Saturday, and something has been added. The Texans had great receivers two years ago in Chuck Hughes and Bob Wallace. They have even greater receiving depth now with the same Wallace, Dave Karns, Ron Jones and a jet-set fiankerback by the name of Volley Murphy. What scares me is that they have added some man-sized Â·-- in fact pro-footbaU-sized -- bodies on defense; and some high-stepping ball carriers such as halfback Paul White and fullback LeRoy Johnson. Their defense didn't do much to obstruct ASU's flying circus, but then who has this year? Long Layoff Hurt VTEP A-State caught the Miners after only one game, a 50-14 rout of Santa Barbara, and a three-week layoff in;, between. No one was more thankful than ASU coach Frank Kush. "I'm glad we played them when we did and rio't a couple of weeks from now," said Kush. "They've got as good a group of athletes as I've seen in our stadium." Kush singles out the likes of Miner linebacker Fred Carr, a 6-5, 232-pounder from the Phoenix area who is being boomed as a high pro draft choice. "We tried to run away from Oarr, but he caught up with us anyway," said Kush. "He just about took Art Malone's head off a couple of times." Kush's comments on Stevens and his ability to withstand the blitz: "He can throw with anybody. We knocked the heck out of him all night and he stall stayed in there as cool as anyone I've seen." Neither Stevens nor Kush have met up with Arizona's rugged new defensive line, however. Whether the Miners can stand up to a front seven which physically dished out better than it received against the likes of Wyoming, Ohio State and Missouri, is another matter. It also remains to be seen whether Arizona coach Datrrell Mudra has been able to patch up the gaping holes in last season's defensive secondary. And we still don't know if the Wildcats are going to get their offense out of low gear this fall. ' I have to go along with UTEP's superior speed, but the Miner had better keep bouncing around on his toes. The Wildcat is a big strong youngster this year: give him one clean shot at your chin and he may land a haymaker. 3-RING CIRCUS Wildcats' Frank Jenkins He'll head the posse chasing Texan gunslinger Colts Place Record By Associated Press The Baltimore Colts risk their perfect National Football League record against Los Angeles' rebounding Rams Sunday while New Orleans, Atlanta and Minnesota, seeking to end early- season tailspins, face uphill battles against formidable foes. Baltimore, only unbeaten, untied club in the NFL, goes after its fifth victory against the visiting Rams, who must bounce all the way back from a 27-24 upset loss to San 'Francisco last week if they are to stay within reach of the Colts in the Coastal Division race. The New Orleans Saints trying to nail their initial NFL victory after four losses, march into Dallas, where the powerful ^ovvboyc will be a strong favorite despite the absence of injured quarterback Don Meredith. Atlanta, winless in four starts, entertains the explosive Washington Redskins and Minnesota, also 0-4, tackles Green Bay's defending world champs at Milwaukee, Wis. St. Louis is at Cleveland, San Francisco at Philadelphia, New York at Pittsburgh and Detroit at Chicago in other Sunday games. In American Footbal League play Sunday, Houston visits New York, Miami is at Boston, Oakland at Buffalo and Kansas City at San Diego. The Rams, 3-1, should be hard-pressed trying to contain Baltimore's Johnny Unitas, who triggers the NFL's most potent passing attack. The Colts must contend with the league's best defensive unit against rushing and running force, led by Dick Bass and Les Josephson, that also tops the circuit. TONIGHT 8--College football. Arizona- UTEP, Arizona S t a d i u m (KTUC). 8--Dog racing. Tucson Greyhound Park. TOMORROW 2 and 8 P.M.--Dog racing. Tucson Greyhound Park. 7 P.M. -- Bowling. Citizen Classic, Tucson Bowl. Radio-TV 11:30 A.M.-NFL football. Colts-Rams, Ch. 13. Noon--AFL football. Oilers- Jets, Ch. 4. 2:30 P.M. --AFL football. Chiefs-Chargers, Ch. 4. Unbeaten Chargers To Face o Chiefs' Fearsome Pass Rush By Associated Press If Hank Strain's trade theories are correct, San Diego quarterback John Hadl will spend much of Sunday afternoon with 292 pounds of Ernie Ladd or 287 pounds of Buck Buchanan firmly attached to him. Stram bolstered the defensive line of the AFL's defending champion Kansas City Chiefs by obtaining Ladd from Houston for substitute quarterback Pete Beathard. It was, Stram said, "the most significant trade in the Chiefs' eight-year history/ Ladd will solidify our defensive line. Pro football is such a game of excellence in execution that you will lose if you faiL.by even a fraction of a second in rushing the quarterback." o Thus, Ladd's duties have been clearly defined. Rush the quarterback. How well he and Buchanan, Kansas City's other defensive tackle, succeed may go a long way in determining jf the Chiefs can overtake the unbeaten Chargers in the league's Western Division. Kansas City is 3-1. In other AFL games Sunday, Houston ( plays at New York, Miami is at Boston and Oakland journeys to Buffalo. In the NFL, Detroit plays Chicago, Los Angeles is at Baltimore, Minnesota meets Green Bay at Milwaukee, New Orleans goes to Dallas, New York plays Pittsburgh, St. Louis is at Cleveland, San Francisco meets Philadelphia and Washington tangles with Atlanta. r The Chiefs' defense is already improve^ over the one that helped them to the league title last season. Kansas City has allowed 98.5 yards per game on the ground and 144.5 yards passing. And the opposing quarterback has hit the dirt 26 t.imes in four games. Beathard may not start for the Oilers against the Jets, but Wally Lemm may 'elect; to use him for rookie Bob Davis before the. game gets too far along. Willie Parker, a rookie from Arkansas AMN, will take Ladd's place up front. A Houston victory would tie the Oilers with the Jets for the lead in the Eastern Division. Craig Morton is expected to start for Dallas, 3-1, in place of Meredith, who reinjured his ribs in last week's 17-14 victory over Washington. The Saints also lost an offensive weapon when rookie John Gilliam, their top pass receiver, suffered a broken finger. Charlie Taylor, the Redskins' healthy pass-catching sensation --25 catches in four games- poses the chief threat to Atlanta's struggling Falcons Washington has split four decisions. Minnesota, faces a bruising defense that has helped the Packers overcome early offensive shortcomings and a series of injuries to quarterback Bart Starr. The Packers, 3-0-1, lead the Central Division. St. Louis has reeled off three straight victories--the last two with second half rallies--to grab the Century Division lead with a 3-1 mark. Rookie quarterback Jim Hart has given the Cardinals surprising offensive punch, but the Browns, 2-2, are slight favorites at home. Â· A pair of hot passers, San Francisco's John Brodie and Philadelphia's Norm Snead, figure to make the 49-ers Eagles battle an offensive show. SPORTS BULLETINS WASHINGTON (AP) -- Jim Lemon, a popular Washington slugger in the late 1950s and a first base coach for the Minnesota Twins for the last three years, was named Saturday as manager of the Washington Senators. Lemon, 39, succeeds Gil Hodges who signed Wednesday to manage the New York Mets. VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) -- Arnold Palmer won the Piccadilly World Match Play golf title today by defeating Peter Thomson of Australia 1 up in the 36-hole final. Wildcats Must Stop Flyin' Miner Speed By DAVE SPRIGGS Citizen Sports Writer They're billed as the Flyin' Miners -- the 1967 edition of coach Bobby Dobbs' aerial football circus from the Univ e r s i t y of Texas at El Paso. Like most major attractions, the Miners bring a three-ring show to Arizona Stadium tonight.' And while most of the expected 35,000 fans will be watching Arizona's front defensive four share the spotlight in the center ring with Billy Stevens and Brooks Dawson, the UTEP quarterbacks, the action on the outside rings promises to be just as volatile. Arizona's success against UTEP will depend a great deal on the ability of UA corner backs Wally Scott and Bill Miller t o whip M i n e r flanker Volley Murphy and split end Dave Karns in hand-to-hand combat on the line of scrimmage. Fans who watch these individual duels are sure to see plenty of head-knocking scraps. Miller's task probably won't be as difficult as Scott's. His adversaries, Karns and Bob Wallace, aren't jitterbuggers of the Murphy school. Karns gets the job done by running good pass routes. Miller will have to detour him to spoil the timing of a Stevens connection. Scott, however, must beat Murphy at the line or forget the race. The Arizona tri-captain has the best speed on the Wildcat squad. But, according to close observers, when Murphy runs, his opponents appear to be carrying a bucket of sand in each hand. Scott will have help from safeties Ed Caruthers and Doug Schlueter, who have been moved into starting jobs to speed up the Cats' pass defense. Arizona's linebackers -Olden Lee, Jerry Thompson, Ray Homesley and possibly the injured Larry Rogge -will join in chasing Stevens while being responsible for UTEP's tight end Ron Jones and tailback Paul White. The game, to be broadcast on KTUC radio, promises to be a study in contrasts -- UTEP attempting to explode for quick scores and Arizona attempting to maintain control of the tempo with sustained drives. A r i z o n a coach Darrel Mudra has indicated that the Wildcats are honed to a fine edge. The club has held some excellent practices this week in preparation for the game. Only injuries have marred the scene. Defensive back Matt Giles and guard Abe Johnson were lost for the season with knee injuries Monday. End Ted Sherwood broke his shinbone Thursday and is finished for the year. The Cats hope to find the same offensive touch that they had against Ohio State -- moving the ball on the ground with time-consuming d r i v e s . Wayne Edmonds, Paul Robinson and Dave Barajas will divide the running chores. The Minners will counter this attack with their defense built around touted Fred Carr, 6-5, 232-pound senior linebacker, who operates as the lone man in the 6-1 alignment employed by the visitors. The Miners also favor the Oklahoma 5-2 defense as an alternate formation. CAT TALES -The last time the Miners beat the Cats was in 1957, 51-14 . .. Tom Galloway, UTEP's barefoot Kicker, is averaging 40.4 y a r d s per punt... Five Arizonans are listed on the UTEP squad. Three -- Fullback Larry McHenry, defensive tackle Denver Samples and Carr -- are in the start- i n g lineup ... UTEP has rushed for only 178 yards in two outings while gaining 500 through the air. Billy The Kid Can Stevens elude Arizona's bounty hunters? Wildcats vs. Miners SE--33 LT--75 LG--73 C--50 RG--69 RT--79 TE--83 QB--10 TB--26 FL--18 FB--43 Arizona Wildcats OFFENSE Roger Brautigan, 6-3, 212, Jr. LE--71 Mike Moody, 6-1, 205, Jr. LT--74 Bill Lueck, 6-3, 230, Sr. RT--77 Bill Nemeth, 6-3, 228, Sr. RE--89 John Matishak, 6-1,232, Jr. LLB--59 John Jones, 6-3, 245, Sr. MLB--58 Ron Higuera, 6-3, 216, Sr. RLB--87 Bruce Lee, 6-3,195, Jr. LC--45 W. Edmonds, 6-0,180, Soph. RC--40 Paul Robinson, 6-0, 185, Sr. LS--35 David Barajas, 6-2, 214, Jr. RS--38 DEFENSE Frank Jenkins, 6-4, 238, Jr. Doug Klausen, 6-5, 250. Soph. Tom Nelson, 6-1,225, Jr. Gary Klahr, 6-3, 234, Soph. Jerry Thompson, 6-0, 226, Sr. Olden Lee, 6-0, 220, Sr. Ray Homesley, 6-1, 205, Sr. Bill Miller, 6-1, 205, Soph. WaiJy Scott, 6-0, 194, Sr. Doug Schlueter, 6-1, 196, Jr. Ed Caruthers, 6-5, 203, Sr. Line--224 Backs--194 UTEP Miners OFFENSE SE--20 Dave Karns, 6-1,180, Jr. LT--72 Greg Rzycki, 6-5, 218, Soph. LG--62 Wally Guilford, 6-2, 223, Jr. C--54 Nick Smerigan, 6-2, 245, Jr. RG--73 Walter Oliveri, 5-11,250, Jr. RT--78 Thai-man Handle, 6-6,266, Sr. RE--83 Ron Jones, 6-4, 235, Jr. QB--15 Billy Stevens, 6-3,195, Sr. TB-42 Paul White, 6-0,190, Soph. FL--23 Volley Murphy, 5-10,170, Jr. FB--45 Larry McHenry, 5-11,190, Sr. Front--228 Backs--200 Line--231 DEFENSE LE--34 Jerry Waddles, 5-11, 210, Jr. LT--67 Denver Samples, 6-4, 230, Jr. MG--50 Chuck Spence, 5-11, 200, Jr. RT--51 James Fountain, 6-2, 225, Sr. RE--66 George Daney, 6-4, 240, Sr. LLB--86 Fred Carr, 6-5, 232, Sr. RLB--36 Wayne Smith, 6-1, 203, Jr. LC--32 Grady Cavness, 5-11, 185, Jr. RC--25 Jim Fabish, 6-0,175, Soph. LS--40 Charlie West, 6-0,185, Sr. RS--31 Eugene Epps, 6-2,185, Jr. Backs--186 Front--220 Backs--183 Â·ft Air-Minded Lobos Test Sim Devils A L B U Q U E R Q U E , N.M. (UPI) -- Arizona State University tonight will meet its first Western Athletic Conference foe, New Mexico, a team which has won just one of four encounters. But the Lcbos have ASU head coach Frank Kush worried. "Anybody that throws the ball as much as they do is always a threat," Kush told the Sun Devils. He warned that "they've got some fine athletes just about ready to jell, and if you don't go out there with the right attitude, they're just liable to jell against you." Tonight's biggest Lobo threat is expected to be quarterback Terry Stone, the nation's leading passer. He completed 77 of 167 passes for 1032 yards and six touchdowns. '
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