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Sunday, October 25, 1964 (TaUafjaaar Dmcrrat 3B TRIBE SUFFERS FIRST DEFEAT bbles eminoles 2011 mjmimm m Schweic Go kert """"'''""ii,,Mri w .v-m-. - T - (4Ml'Ai!i.h Associated Press Wirephoto Seminoles' Fullback Lee Narramore Sweeps End For 12 Yards linemen Dale MacKenzie (75) and Joe Avezzano (51) clear path By BILL McGROTHA Democrat Sports Editor BLACKSBURG, Va.-A, witch named Bob Schweickert turned Florida State's joyride into a terrifying nightmare here Saturday. . Virginia Tech, an old nemesis, ,. won 20-11 before 22,000 screaming Homecoming fans. Just like last year when Tech sprung a 31-23 upset in Tallahassee, the Seminoles encountered an incredible run of frustration all afternoon. Tchveikert passed 19 yards for one touchdown and ran five yards for two more. In between Ku-st downs he punted better man a : pro. The first touchdown, after FSU grabbed a 3-0 lead on its first turn with the football, was a crusher. Sophomore Erick Johnson was wide open on a tackle-eligible play that caught FSU with its defenses down and there was an easy payoff catch on a 19-yard play. On it Tech took a 7-3 lead in the second quarter and was never The Yardstick FROM THE SIDELINES Bill McGROTHA Democrat Sports Editor Save It! RAY'S FIELD GOAL DOES IT Tide Comebacks Thwart Florid r as Hopes, 17-14 Over the public-address system of the chartered plane bringing Florida State players back to Talla hassee came the voice of Bill Peterson. "No crying," he said, "We'll cry at the end of the sea-on. I'll cry with you. "We lost a football game to a team that played nearly perfectly. We made some mistakes. There are four games remaining. We are going to roll up our sleeves and go to work. . . . Just two weeks ago Florida State beat Kentucky 48-6 in a game that was not for real. Kentucky, despite Its upsets of Ole Miss and Auburn, was not, Is not a super football team. In other words this Florida State team is not as good as that score originally indicated. Florida State is more like 14-0 over Miami and 10-0 over TCU. Those two were realistic reflections of the merit of this 1964 FSU team. . . A good team, easily FSU's best ever. But not a great team, except on a given day or so during the span of a 10-game season. That's number one in pegging the 20-11 loss to Virginia Tech. Tech Played Near Perfectly . . . Chew on a few other items: Virginia Tech played a rather perfect football game. A team that had been making mistakes by the dozen made almost none Saturday. It lost no fumbles, had no passes Intercepted. In the first half FSU "nursed" Tech along with Its own mistakes, encouraged the Gobblers with a lost fumble, a pass interception and some questionable play-calling. These things will happen to any football team; a team would hope to be good enough to overcome such errors, but there nearly always comes a day In the third quarter, behind 7-3, Florida State was hindered by penalties, stayed pretty well backed up. And Virginia Tech was suddenly a marvelous football team; it had been something less than that in the first half, when it might well have gone to the dressing rooms at the half behind by two touchdowns or so. Florida State was not its normal defensive self. One thing, two starters on the defensive unit-tackle Frank Pennie and safety man Jim Massey did not play because of ailments. A defensive unit that normally grabs two or three fumbles a game and intercepts a pass or two got none. Florida State players thought they recovered two Virginia Tech fumbles before the whistle blew. The officials said not FSU made some wrong guesses on defense, and you can credit that to shrewd Tech play-calling. Any team after five football games forms definite tendencies, is easier for an opponent to peg. As long as you're winning, you don't make drastic changes in your offense you don't get off a winner. You make some small changes from week to week. But at the mid-season stage any team Is easier to figure. The 17-14 squeaker past Georgia might have effected Florida State far more psychologically than it should have. It was considered much like a loss. It shouldn't have been. A team should always be happy with a victory, by any margin. The game was played 2100 feet above sea level. The effect of altitude on visiting teams is debatable. Certainly the yardage FSU rolled up on offense would not indicate the Seminoles were adversely affected by the altitude. Still, Tech appeared to get stronger as the game went along; FSU did not. I thought Florida State looked a little slow on certain defensive occasions, but it may have been Bob Schweick-ert's sprint-out running that made it look so. Sometimes You Get Stung . . . Any team that throws the football as much as Florida State will almost inevitably get stung by it during the course of a 10-game run, and it frequently comes at the hands of lesser opponent. Which is not to say Florida State should pass less. All things dictate lots of throwing for Florida State. v; Virginia Tech's rush of passer Steve Tensi contributed to the two interceptions from which the Gobblers wrought their first and last touchdown. Perhaps more because of this than anything else Florida State did not operate with normal offensive confidence. It was homecoming at Virginia Tech. These occasions do sometimes mean much to a team's chances. Tech's incentive was further enhanced by the fact FSU was unbeaten and ranked 10th in the nation. And, lastly, Virginia Tech had a very fine football player on its side in Bob, Schweickert. His punting was amazing. " His clutch, passing, running and play-calling were exceptional "It was," said linebacker Dick Hermann, "like it wasn't In the cards for us up there." . It was that ' s ': ' , if'-- v " This Is not the end of the road for Florida State not by long shot Florida State is still better than nine out of 10 teams in the lund. You'll be hearing more. TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) I David Ray booted a 21-yard ! field goal in the closing minutes Saturday and gave Alabama a j 17-14 Southeastern Conference ! football victory over the Florida Gators. i Twice Alabama had to come from behind to tie the score. The last time was on a conversion by Ray after fullback Steve Bowman had broken loose on a 30-yard touchdown run. With 3:06 left, Alabama was stalled on the Florida four and on fourth down got the three-pointer. FSU plays here Nov. 21. Florida The Yardstick First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Passes intercepted by Punts Fumble lost Yarn's penalized It 137 140 -14 1 I-3S 0 s ria-Ala l 120 113 1-13 1 1-43 1 S Florida's Steve Spurrier refused to surrender and drove the Gators to the Alabama seven where Jim Hall tried for a field goal which would have tied the score. The ball fell off to the right as the gun sounded. It was the sixth straight victo ry ana by far tne naraest for third-ranked Alabama, and the (Continued on Page 5, Col. 4) Associated Press Wirephoto Florida Fullback Larry Dupree (35) Legged Down Alabama's John Mosley (24) gets firm toe hold on Gator ace Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Passes intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 18 133 0 22-40 0 3-44 47 FSU VP1 10 77 114 ill 2 a-47 0 69 headed, cruised on to a 20-3 lead before Florida State scored its TD in the closing minutes. Tech's first touchdown and its third were paved on interceptions of Steve Tensi tosses. Its other score was cut out on a 55-yard drive. The fired-up Gobblers played almost errorless football. Florida State was inside Tech's 30 no less than six times. In the last quarter Tech held inside its one-yard line, and there went FSU's last big chance for a successful rally. The Seminoles' touchdown came on a four-yard pass from Tensi to Fred Biletnikoff, who was greater than ever catching the ball on this luckless day. Biletnikoff pulled in 11 for 182 yards. Tensi completed 21 of 39 for 288. Florida State rushed for 133 more yards, with fullback Lee Narramore knock ing off 82 on 20 carries. Tensi has now passed for 1,002 yards this season. Biletnikoff busted an FSU record for most pass catches in a season. He now has 38. The Seminoles had gone into this one with a 5-0 record, ranked 10th nationally by the Associated Press. Schweickert punted eight times for a whopping 47.4 av erage, netted 17 yards after surviving a rush that brought numerous losses. He completed five of 11 throws for 114 yards. FSU drove to Tech's nine in the early minutes, with Les Murdock booting a 26 -yard field goal on fourth down. A movement to Tech's 15 was terminated by a lost fumble on FSU's second drive. Before the half Tech checked another I .inhnrn Seminole bid at its 12 Tech, beaten by West Virginia, Virginia and Wake Forest, now has a 3-3 chart. for the sixth straight game the Seminoles were on defense at the start. Virginia Tech won the toss and chose to receive. Three plays, including a statue-of-liberty effort, lost two yards. Schweickert punted 50 yards, to FSU's 27. After a dozen plays the Seminoles went in front 3-0. Tensi completed two passes to Doit Floyd totalling 17 yards. Then Tensi hit Red Dawson with a 23-yarder to Tech's 28. Narramore got three and Tensi passed to Biletnikoff for 12 to the 13. But Narramore picked up only two in two runs. Tensi found Larry Green with a short pass for two yards. On fourth down Les Murdock kick ed a field goal from the 16. ,f The Gobblers lost two yards in two running efforts after the kickoff. Schweickert quick-kicked 58 yards to FSU's 10. Narramore carried four times straight up to the 20. Phil Spooner dashed off tackle for 15 more. Dawson grabbed a Tensi pass for nine yards, and Narramore bucked the middle for nine to the Tech 37. Tensi passed to Biletnikoff at the 20 on the last play of the quarter. Then Narramore lost the ball on a faulty exchange and Tech's John Shipley recovered the fumble at the 15. End Tommy Marvin lugged in a short Schweickert pass and converted it into a 37-yard gainer to FSU's 48. After three plays and a delay penalty Tech was still at the 48. Schveickert's punt rolled dead on the one but the boot was cancelled and holding called on the Virginians. Biletnikoff was almost away after hauling in the second punt, but got stopped at the Tribe 31 just when he appeared to be loose. Narramore's running pulled FSU to its 46. But Tensi's first-down pass was stolen by Tech's Ken Whitley, who wheeled 21 yards to FSU's 34 before Biletnikoff nailed him. Utz sailed wide to the 29, and Schweickert soon ran for a first down at the 19. Two passes failed, with Winfred Bailey almost intercepting one. Then, on a tackle - eligible play, Schweickert threw to at the five. The 5-11, Huarte, Wolski Pace Irish Win Passes intercepted bj Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) Second-ranked Notre Dame smothered Stanford 28-6 with a! First downs brutal defense and used the!J2f passing of John Huarte ana psseS running of Bill Wolski for their fifth successive football victory Saturday. Wolski smashed for three touchdowns, but it was the record-breaking passing bar rage of Huarte and Notre Dame's defense which enabled the Irish to win their first five straight since their last unbea ten season in 1953. Huarte, completing 21 of 37 tosses for 300 yards including a 54-yard scoring shot to Wolski for a 9-0 lead in the second quarter enabled end Jack Snow to establish a Notre Dame season record for pass receiving yardage of 595 in only five games. Snow failed to grab a scoring pass, but speared eight Huarte tosses for 113 yards, topping the Irish season pass reception total of 523 yards by Jim Kelly in 1962. Stanford was completely thwarted by the hard-rushing Irish defense until, with less than four minutes left, Ray Handley hit Dave Lewis with a three-yard scoring pass. Handley, the nation's leading rusher with a 106-yard average in five games, was held to 43 yards on 19 attempts. Huarte's 37 pass attempts and 21 completions set a record at the Irish school which produced such famed passers as Angelo Bertelli, Johnny Lujack, Bob Williams and Ralph Guglielmi. After the scoreless first peri- The Yardstick 4 1 55 1S44 3 f-44 1 35 Stan. N 2 167 315 23-44 3 4-32 2 62 od, the Irish broke the ice early in the second quarter on Ken Ivan's 28-yard field goal. Huarte followed with 54-yard scoring pass to Wolski. The Irish scored another second quarter touchdown, one second before half-time, as Nick Eddy took a Huarte pitch ; out and swept across from the Stanford two. In the third quarter, Wolski slammed over from the one-foot line after the Irish had pounded 83 yards in 12 plays from their own 17. It was after Wolski's nine-yard touchdown run starting the fourth quarter had put the Irish ahead 28-0 that Stanford finally began to make progress against Irish reserves. Stanford 0 0 0 0 Notre Dame 0 15 7 428 ND FG Ivan 28 ND Wolski 54 pass from Huarte (kick failed) ND Eddy 2 run (pass failed)-ND-Wolski 1 run (Azzaro kick) ND-Wolski 9 run (run failed) Stan Lewis 3 pass from Handley (run failed) Attendance 54,721. Auburn Slips By So. Miss AUBURN, Ala. (AP) - All- America Jimmy Sidle watched CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. from the sidelines Saturday (AP) North Carolina State while understudy Joe Campbell rocked Virginia with two quick led Auburn to a 14-7 come-from-: touchdowns midway the second behind victory over tough! period Saturday and whipped NC State Upends Rugged Virginia Southern Mississippi. ? FSU plays Southern ::; Mississippi here Oct. I 31. the Cavaliers 24-15 in an Atlan tic Coast Conference football game. And when Virginia rallied with an 88-yard scoring burst by quarterback Bob Davis in a minute deep in the second half, the Wolfpack staged two more drives for a field goal and a third touchdown 4o wrap it up. Quarterback Charlie Noggle directed State, now 4-1 in ACC play and 4-22 over-all, 80 yards in 12 plays for its first touchdown with halfback Shelby who appeared to have, Mansfield going the last six The second was much with halfback Gary a rev- The Yardstick So. Miss. Auburn First downs t It Rushing yardage 51. 118 Passing yardage . .153 153 Passes - ' " ; 4-11 ' 13-24 Passes intercepted by 1 2 Punts 4-35 7-40 Fumbles lost 1 0 Yards penalized 30 75 Sidle, recovered from a shoulder inju-, yards, ry which had crippled him most I simpler of this season, still had trouble Rowe going 42 yards on tinaing nis receivers ana leu tne erse. field after boutnern went in front on a 71-yard touchdown pass in the first period. Tempers rubbed raw by a Rowe also scored the third Wolfpack six-pointer on a four-yard pass from Ron Skosnik. Harold Deters kicked an 27-yard bruising game exploded into a; field goal for State before free-for-all in the final quarter after the Tigers took a seven-point lead. A Southern lineman darted across the line on the point-after-touchdown play and (Continued on Page 5, Col. 6) Rowe's second score. The Cavaliers, who had upset Army last week by capitalizing on the Cadets' mistakes, got no breaks against the alert Wolfpack. They had little offense FSU plays N. C. State here Nov. 14. The Yardstick First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Passes intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost ' Yards penalized It 280 42 5-15 0 5-38 1 12 NTS I'VA 18 178 193 19-32 0 4-33 1 44 until it meant nothing late in the game when Virginia's alternate quarterbak, Tom Hodges, got the Cavaliers' second touchdown with less than four minutes left. N.C State - 0 14 10 0-24 Virginia 0 0 7 815 NCS Mansfield 4 run (Andrews kick) NCS Rowe 42 run Andrews kick! UVA B. Davis 88 run (Shuman kick) NCS FG Deters 27 NCS Rowe 4 pass from Skosnik (Andrews kick) UVA Hodges 18 run (B. Davis run) Bulletin: HOUSTON (AP) - The Texas Longhorns broke a 12-year Houston jinx Saturday mght but had to overcome a stingy Rice University defense with two field goals by David Conway to defeat the Owls 6-3 before an overflow crowd of 73,000. 190-pound sophomore was all alone and moved easily across the goal for six points. Dickie Cranwell kicked a point for a 7-3 Tech lead with 7:19 left in the half. - FSU started at its 33, and Tensi quickly threw to Biletnikoff for 29 yards to Tech's 38. Narramore pounded for five. Biletnikoff caught another, for 15 at the 18. Narramore struck off four. Two passes failed. On fourth down, FSU faked a field goal, with Ed Pritchett pass ing to Spooner, who slipped and fell at the 12. Tech took over. Schweickert, dropped back on the six by Dick Hermann, punted out of the hole finally. FSU started at its 37 with 4 seconds left. The Seminoles got penalized (Cont on Page 5, Cols. 2 & 3) VA. TECH Net IT 4 38 2 IS 35 7T 114 RUSHING Att. Gain Loss scnweicnert is 46 29 Utz 14 42 Francisco 8 IS Bulheller 1 Owens 1 S Totals 40 112 PASSING Att. Cmp. Int. Yds. Schweickert 11 5 PASS RECEIVING No. Yds. Marvin 1 37 Johnson 1 19 Churchill 1 17 Groom 1 27 Utz 1 14 Totals 5 114 PUNTING No. Schweickert 8 FLORIDA STATE RUSHING Att. Gain Loss TO Avf. 47.4 Narramore Spooner Tensi Biletnikoff Petko Green Totals 20 32 82 35 6 fi S 134 PASSING Att. Cmp. Int. Tensi 39 21 2 Pritchett 1 1 0 Totals 40 22 1 PASS RECEIVING No. Yds. Floyd 7 72 BUetnikoff 11 182 Dawson 2 32 Green 1 2 Spooner 1 2 Totals 23 290 PUNTING No. Pritchett 3 Net 82 35 13J Yds. 288 2 290 TO Avg. 44.1 Arfons Returns To Try Again BONNEVILLE SALT FLATS, Utah (AP) Art Arfons, who held the world land speed record only eight days, returns to the Bonneville salt flats today to try to regain the title. Arfons set a record of 434.02 miles per hour on Oct 5, but the record has since been boosted by Craig Breedlov to 526.26 m.p.tt BENGALS TIE W TH SALVAGE 3-3 TENNESSEE BATON ROUGE, La. (AP)-Underdog Tenneseee threw up a tough defense and. seventh ranked Louisiana State had to go all out to salvage a 3-3 deadlock with the Vols in a Southeastern Conference game Saturday. . ' LSlFs defense was equally as fierce. The Tigers held the Tennessee offense to minus yardage after ktermission. Jarring tackles by both teams' lines kept the ball flying through the air as backs fumbled. Bobbles set up the field goals for both LSU and Tennessee. LSU coach Charlie McClendon had to call on two of his injured Tbe Yardstick Ten LSU First downs 4 13 Rushing yardage 32 117 Passing yardage 43 110 , Passes ' 4-12 12-20 Passes Intercepted by ' 0 0 Punts 11-41 8-37 Fumbles lost ' 3 3 Yards penalized" 40 0 stars, quarterback Pat Screen and halfback Joe Labruzzo, to keep from tasting defeat The heroes of the bone-crushing battle before 54,000 homecoming fans were the defensive stalwarts of the two teams LSlTs . Ruffin Rodriguez and Ernest Maggiore and Tennessee's Steve DeLong and Carl Ellis.; ., . - , Tennessee got a 3-0 lead on Fred Martin's 28-yard field goal. It stood up until three second before the halftime when left-footed kicker Doug Moreau booted one from the 21 for the Tigers. But Moreau's kicking was off in the second half and ne missed three of them. His final try came with eight seconds left in the game. The vols held the Tigers on the goal line in the third quarter. Fullback Donald Schwab twice tried to punch over when the ball was inside the one foot stripe, but he couldn't make it Tennessee I I H LSU - Tena FG Martin 28 LSU FO Moroaa 11 i- .-r t Avwnduic 54,000 t& ..'i-3'ii W T. A ai 4C? LSU Quarterback Billy Ezell Lets Go Tennessee guard Tern Fisher makes stab LSI

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