Greeley Daily Tribune from Greeley, Colorado on October 6, 1969 · Page 26
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Greeley, Colorado
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Monday, October 6, 1969
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Page 2fi GREELEY TRIBUNE Mon., Oct. fi, 1969 CSC Literally 'Snows Under Miners 5 8-O fieors Hold To Minus 20 Yards; Muster Up Tremendous Offense By JIM EAKLE Tribune Sports Writer GOLDEN - 'Twas a snowy seven passes for 123 yards. Sophomore Barry Vacanti threw two for 43. wintcry evening. Below were some funny looking polar 'Bears' running, and playing in (he fluffy snow. They ran a lot, especially toward a snow-packed area with (wo funny-looking poles in it. Whal could Ihese funny creatures be doing? Could il be (he description of a typical day at Ihe North' Pole? No, il is a birds-eye view of Ihe Colorado Stale College- Colorado Mines football game ,,,,, ,._, ,,,,,,,,,,, played in 25 degree weather at late in Ihe first half, when af-jseven yards for the second Golden Salurday night. |ler taking a kickoff on Ihe 15 |score The 'polar Bears' rcfcred lo|pushed the ball to the CSC 43.1 Mines look (lie kickoff re nol really Bears. They are;II look five plays to gel il there, couldn't muster They then gave up. on a fourth p un t et | t (: 5th in History The game was the fifth largest scoring spree for CSC .The largest was a 68-0 win over South Dakota Mines in 1946. C-S(ale is now 3-0 overall and 2-0 in Rocky Mountain Conference play. The Bears lead Die Plains Division. Pittsburgh is second with a record of 1-0. The Orediggers are 2-1. The entire game was played in Mines territory. The closest the In the first period, CSC hac the ball twice near paydirt and fumbled. The second time the Bears had )Mssession they fumbled on the Mines 7. Late in the period, they fumbled again on Ihe 12. Things started rolling in the second period. The Orediggers were in trouble on their 14. They punted lo the 34. Sophomore Greg Kucera grabbed the !)oot and maneuvered for the first touchdown. 8 minules left in the third quarter Kaplan threw a Orediggers came to paydirt was;pass to end Barry West who ran any *n nnrl personal foul l-O.'and 17 on an incomplete pass.[33 ,\ fifteen A sparse crowd of !)33, many No 1st Period Scoring L gainsl Csc |)ul i, le bal , on tnc om G.cclcy, braved Ihe Ihe Bears didn't open up IheirU. Holmes carried for two to sluveiy weather and saw one of barrage untif the second quar- i|, c JK beforn hp avun the largest CSC attacks evcrler. They pushed for 20 points i nr oi,Lh a I nn 47 yards for TIT if nn I in iim r;....i i... tr .. " . J put on. Allowed Minus Yards The C-Stalers racked up 575 I in the first half. * * yards and allowed Mines minusjCSC 0 20 26 12--58 20 yards total offense on a ficrd! Mines ,, 0 0 0-0 that had four inches of piled up. CSC scored nine touchdowns four via Ihe air. The Bears allowed the Orediggers only first downs. Two of the Miners' first downs were by penal- lies, one by passing. The second loading UMAC .. rusher end scorer before Sal- urday was Minos' Jim Taylor. He has been averaging 105.5 yards per game. CSC held him to minus 11 ! II was a game marred by 17 fumbles. The ball was slippery .and CSC losl four fumbles near -.the Oredigger end zone that "·'could have meant even more icoring. The Bears passed surprisingly '.-.well for the weather conrii- · tions. George Kaplan lossed'failed). CSC--Greg Kucera, 34 yards punt return (kick failed). CSC - Barry West, 7 yards., pass from George Kaplan (Kula kick). CSC--Mick Holmes, 47 yards, run (Kula kick). CSC--Rick Pierson, 28 yards, run (run failed). CSC--Mick Holmes, 57 yards, pass from George Kaplan (kick :lhe next touchdown. The score was 20-0 wilh six minutes remaining in the haft. Pour It On C-Stale really poured il on in (he third quarter scoring 2(i points. The first time it had the ball sparked by'a Kaplan keeper for 11 yards it scored as Rick Pierson ran around the right end 28 yards. Mines took the kickoff and CSC -- Rick Picrsnn, 35 yards, pass from Barry Vacanli (pass failed). CSC - Greg Kucera, 26 yards, run (Vacanli run). CSC -- B.-M-ry Vacanti, 63 yards, run (run failed). CSC - Mike Wilson ,10 yards, oass interception return (kick period. He ran 28 yards' for the touchdown. Kucera made il two TD's as he made a 26-yard run wilh 4 minules in the third period. CSC had taken Ihe ball on Ihe Mines 43, bul Barry Vacanti's fine 17- yard run sel up Ihe score. In came Ihe fourlh quarter and 12 more CSC points. Vacanli ran 63 yards on a broken play to make it 52-0 after just three minutes into the final period.. Roberts made two ey runs to set Ihe. scoring position. The Bears had another drive going before Vacanti fumbled I on Ihe Mines 9. Two plays later CSC's Mike Wilson intercepted -a pass from Dennis Ulrich and ' ran 10 yards to score. The Scoreboard read 58-0. The Bears fumbled twice more before the game ended, bolh near the goal line. The Bers had more penal- lies Ihan Mines. CSC had 10 for 100 yards and Mines had only Ihree for 19. Of CSC's 575 yards rushing, 409 came on the ground and 166 by passes. The Bears had 81 plays compared to Mines' 59. Bear punter Murray Kula booted four limes for a 34.8 average. Mines was forced lo; punt 14 times. They averaged 1 "') yards. Of the 17 fumbles, CSC had 111 and Mines 3. The Bears lost * * * * *, * Blasi Cites Fan Support at Golden again couldn't muster anything.lsix and Mines four. It punted to the CSC 33. Two passes to freshman Dave Gibson totaling 21 yards and a :|uarlcrback keeper by Kaplan 'or 1 yard set up the next icar scoring. Holmes grabbed a short pass Vom Kaplan and ran 57 yards "or the score. Dennis Becking nade a fine block to allow Holmes lo score. Rick Pierson scored next with minutes remaining in the third WHERE'S YOUR SLED? - Barry West, CSC end, doesn't need a sled. He does just fine Hie way he is. Last Salurday, he caught two passes for 28 yards--one for a touchdown. Above he receives the TD loss from George Kaplan in Hie second period of Saturday's 58.0 win over Mines. It was CSC's second of nine touchdowns. It was a seven yard pass. The Bears took (he ball on their 40 and drove for paydirt on two first downs and seven plays. A screen pass lo end Dennis Becking and a 18-yard run by Doug Campbell keyed the scoring drive. (Tribune photo by Jim Eakle) C-State-Mines Yardstick CSC . First downs 23 Rushing : · Passing ·Penalty · Net yards gained Rushing . .. Passing Yards lost . .. : ' Plays ·· Rushes Passes Completed Intercepted by ; Punls Average ..... Fumbles _ 10 Lost 6 Penalties 10 Yards penalized 100 . 18 . 5 0 575 ,409 50 81 69 12 9 3 4 _ ..34.8 29.1 7 4 CM i Kucera 31 Vacanti OJKeiler 1 Roberts 2 I -20! -«!Dcrr .... ^ I Wilson 59 iPlayer 3 26 112 _ _ 2 7 Passing Player Interceptions No. Yds. Spadlfino - 1 Wilson Pierson 1 The two CSC quarterbacks, Kaplan and Vacanti, led Ihe squad in rushing. Vacanli carried 15 times for 112 yards anc Kaplan 16 times for 70 yards. Doug Campbell pushed for 71 marks and Holmes for 53. Holmes led the receivers, snabbing two passes for 80 yards and Pierson totaled 35 yards receiving. Dennis Becking, third conference pass receiver before the [ame, only caught one pass for 13 yards, bul did a fine job clocking. 1 Offensively, CSC has been get- ing an average of 448.0 yards ,per game, scoring 48 points per [game. They have averaged 263 'yards a game rushing through ; 3 tills. ' Only one player on Mines hac above zero rushing. Dan Sprouse lotaled five yards in seven carries. The other four rushers had minus 44 rushing. Ulrich compfeted two passes of 18 for 14 yards. Bear Highlights The CSC defense was great Saturday night. The CSC 'fearsome fivesome' allowed only 44 rushing yards. The CSC defensive line is Steve Hayes, Joe Drew, Ralph Schmadeke, Martin McGuffey, and Grail Kister, Another defensive lineman who played outstandingly Salurday was John Vogt. The linebackers were exceptional, harassing short Mines passes and stopping runners Ian Roberts, Randy Thompson, Ron Kieler, and Mike Spadafino are.the CSC linebackers. Members of the tough defensive secondary -- who allowec only two completed passes -are Dave Pedersen, Rick Pierson, and Murray Kula. * + * George Kaplan is hitting 65.2 per cent of his passes. The Bears have won 25 of the 4f games played wilh Mines in CSC history. CSC has won its THE ABOMINABLE SNOWMAN -- This picture of Mark Peterson, CSC offensive lackle, is a story in itself/ He just came off the field after the defensive unit took over in CSC's 58-0 trouncing over Mines Salurday. The Bears total yardage was 575 and Mines totaled minus 20! C-State is . presently in first place in the RMAC Plains Division with a record of 2-0. (Tribune photo by Jim Eakle) CSC, Western State Take RMAC Leads Golden - "I bet about hal of Saturday's crowd was from Greeley. it sure makes us fee good to have so much fan sup 3ort on the road. They certain y weren't bashful about ex Dressing themselves either, (he; made plenty of noise." Colorado State College foot ball coach Bob Blasi said this I alter his Bears laced rival Col iorado Mines 58-0 here Saturda ! night. I There were 933 fans at Brooks Stadium that braved a cold but exciting, Bear victory. Ai 'estimated 300 fans were from Greeley. Blasi was extremely pleaset about the play of the Bears "Our ballclub did outstanding, consider the weather! We pushed for over 500 yards offensively and held them to minus 20 The passing was good. Barry Vacant! and George Kaplan threw for 150 yards despite the slick and sloppy -conditions." "The defense was great! We ·kept Mines in their own backyard all night. We- handled jthem so well, we even kicked |off in the second half to keep | the ball in their end of the Ifield." I Blasi cited the fine work of two youngsters. "Barry Vacant! (soph.) and Dave Gibson (freshman) did outstanding. Gibson received for 28 yards and Vacant! rushed for 112 yards as a quarterback. "The footing out there was real bad. Doug Campbell, Mick Holmes, and Rick Pierson ran exceptionally well." The Irio combined for 153 yards rushing. Blasi commented on next week's tilt against Boise State, "It should be the toughest test we have faced so far.' Boise is undefeated and beat Cal Poly 17-7 last Saturday." If the Bears win next Saturday, they have a chance to advance high in the Associated Press college football poll. Bear Tickets On Sale In Greeley Three thousand advance tickets for Colorado Slate College's next home game, Oct. 18 against Eastern New Mexico, went on sale Monday morning at two local outlets. The tickets are available at the Bears official downtown ticket office, Gregory's clothing, 819 8th St., during business hours, and at the campus ticket office in the CSC College Center. The tickets were placed on sale following requests by many Bears fans for the opportunity to purchase tickets prior to homegamcs. All tickets are general admission and are good for the Eastern New Mexico game only. Children's tickets, as well as regular tickets, may be purchased. CSC's game against Eastern New Mexico will be played Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. at Jackson Field. One week later, the Bears host Ft. Lewis College for the annual Homecoming game. By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Colorado State College ant Western State, both impressive vinners in weekend play, have .aken disputed leads in the two divisions of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. C S C obliterated Colorado Mines 58-0 Saturday night in Uie cold and snow at Golden, Colo, o up its record to 3-0 overal and 2-0 in the Plains Division of the RMAC. WSC Wins 49-0 Meanwhile, Western State was exhibiting powerful scoring too, wiping out Ft. Lewis 49-0 and last four Golden. games played in Kaplan Vacanti 2 Oj 14i Player Holmes .... Pierson No. i 9 ; _ 3 ; Receiving 1 20 3 I Yd*. CM I N D I V I D U A L Rushing 123 43 4 1 Gibson jMVcsl JJ |Becking No. Yds. 2 ... 1 _ 3 Player Ufrich Taylor Gensch _ B Sprouse Patton No. Yds. 7 14 . 7 . 5 -20 -11 -13 5 - 5 CSC INDIVIDUAL Rushing ' Player Kaplan .. Holmes Clark Campbell Pierson No. Yds. Ifi 70 3 5 14 2 Punti Player No. Av«. B Kufe 4 34.5 0 30 Player 3 5|Ulrich 28| 28j 13 CoflodJ King ... Passing Ns. C 18 2 Receiving I Yds. 3 24 Punt Returns 53j Player 71 Holmes 71'Kuchera 29; West . No. Yds. .. 2 _ 3 15 Punts Player Smilh .... The temperature was 25 degrees at kickoff. About four iches of snow fell during the game. Groundsmen cleared off 14 inches before the game. The sloppy conditions caused 14 fum- bfcs. This is the largest point spread in a CSC - Mines game. Previous largest one was in 1934, last time the Bears won an RMC title, when CSC won 46-7. * * * Recovering fumbles for the Bears were Rick Pierson, John Shields, Ron Keiter, snd Scott Mitchell. Mines' Jim Taylor had averaged ins yards rushing per gajne before Saturday. The Bears held him to minus 111. The Bears last shutout was in 1967 when they blanked Washburn 27-0. Star CSC running back Ben Pyatt did not suit up for Saturday's game. He hurt his knee isst week against Fort Hays. He is expected to start next week against Boise State. CSC-Mines Gridders Suffer Burns Senior offensive end Dennis Becking was hospitalized Sun:lay evening for severe lime burns suffered on his leg in Saturday's game at Golden. Three other Bears -- Nick i-Iolmcs, Chuck Putnik, and Doug Campbell -- also suffered from the burns but were not lospitalized. F i v e Colorado Mines players had the burn. Becking is in the hospital for observation only and should be ·eleased Monday or Tuesday. The lime burns were caused 'rom the wet marking lime used at Brooks Field in Golden. These were the only C-State njurics reported. The Bears ravel to Boise, Idaho Saturday or an afternoon lilt against Boise State. moving into the Mountain Division lead wilh a 3-0 record. CSC travels to Boise Stale and Weslern hosts Southern Utah this weekend. Southern Colorado remained in second place in the Plains Division with a 23-6 victory over Western New Mexico while Nebraska at Omaha stood in third place with a 1-1 conference record. Bringing up the rear of the Plains Division are Kansas State Teachers, Washburn and Fort Hays Stale. ASC First Loss In the Mountain Division, Adams State, suffered its first s of the season, 38-3, to New Mexico Highlands, but still managed to hold on lo second place. Westminster of Salt Lake City md Southern Utah .both own 1-1 ] records and are tied for third. Colorado Mines, Western New Mexico and Fort Lewis all arc winless in conference play. RMAC Football CONFERENCE Plains Division Team CSC 'itlsburg .... SCSC Omaha Imporia .'. Vashburn .... W L T . 2 0 0 . 1 0 0 . 1 1 0 . 0 0 0 ,. 0 1 0 o · i o Pts Opp College Grid Schedule Saturday Coach Blasi reported that next week's game will be the toughest test the Bears have faced No. Ave. BJyet. Boise State is presently un- 14 28.0 defeated. RMAC Plains Fort Hays Slale at Washburn Piltsburg at Omaha. Emporia State at Southern Colorado State. RMAC Mountain Colorado Mines at Fort Lewis Southern Utah at Weslern late College.. "Jon-Conference Colorado Stale College 3oise Slalc, 2 p.m. Adams State at Eastern New Mexico. Westminster at New Mexico Highlands. Air Force Academy al North Carolina. Colorado State University at Utah State. Big Eight Colorado University at Iowa State. WAC liTEP at Wyoming. S.PIayer 34 Taylor 2 in Gensch Kickoff Returns No. Yds. . 7 «5 Fights By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS 86 21 38 30 20 6 Fort Hays 0 1 0 Mountain Division Western St 3 0 0 -93 Adams St. _ ; 2 0 0 47 Westminster _ 1 1 0 21 So. Utah 1 1 0 70 Mines 0 0 0 . NM Western _ 0 2 0 12' Fort Lewis ... 0 3 0 6 ALL GAMES Plains Division · GAME STRATEGY - Head CSC grid coach Bob Blasi plots his plans during the second period of his 58-0 victory over Mines Saturday night with quarterback George Kaplan The weather was lousy, but the Bear attack was jusl the · opposite. CSC scored nine touchdowns. Three of the TD's were via the air and two were thrown by Kaplan Kaplan lolaled 71 yards rushing also. (Tribune photo by Jim Eakle) Holy Cross Grid Team May Be Out For Entire Season CSC _ 3 Pillsburg 3 1 SCSC 2. 1 Emporia _ 2 2 Washburn 2 2 Omaha 0 0 0 0 0 0 0. 144 118 61 207 50 42 Fort Hays _ 0 4 0 . 38 Mountain Division 36 74 47 95! 44 121 150 Western St. 0 Adams St 2 1 Westminster Mines ..-.. So. Ulan Fort Lewis ... MM -Western CSC 58, SCORES Mines 0; Western State 49, Fort Lewis 0; SCSC 23, NM Weslern 6; Nevada Southern 30, So. Utah 12; NM Highlands 38, Adams Stale 3- NW Mo. 35, Fort Hays 14; Idaho State 46, Omaha 7; Emporia 76, Peru 6; Washburn 3, By NEIL GIROUX Associated Press Writer WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) Infectious hepatitis threatens to wipe out the Holy Cross toolbar team this year. Nineteen Crusaders, including seven starters, were in the col lege infirmary Sunday night and big questions were raised aboui the seven remaining games. "We jusl can't play under these circumstances,", said new head coach Bill.Whitton. "We've readied the point of no return. The hcnllhy players are emotionally upset because they are afraid they'll catch hcpatalilis. College officials said Ihe ficst altack of the liver ailment felled reserve defensive end Bob Cooney last Monday, with two attacks coming Tuesday, four more Friday and Ihe remainder over the weekend. Holy Cross The now giving up only 17.3 yards per game rushing and only 141 (J«l 111 f M, » l ^ l l » U, T f (IdllUUl Jl it, i , -._. * -·-- Kearney 0; Pitlsburg 34 SW dr °Pl lcd a 38 - G game to Dart"- ·· mouth Saturday. Holy Cross Athletic Director Vincent J. Dougherty said he would wail until results are returned on blood tests on the rest of the team, but said he may ask the Eastern Collegiale Ath- Mo. 14. . SAT. SCHEDULE Plains Division: Pittsburg at Omaha, Emporia at SCSC, Forl 'lays at Washburn, Mountain Division: So. Utah At · ' ,· . 1 Ra- State, Mines at Fort Lewis, letic Association (ECAC) lo nn nT"w, J S Tv 13 ? 1 - \ M AngCl ° S ' kn ° Ckcd Non Confcre n«: CSC at Boise waive the rule which prohibits UD onlv 17.3 v»rH« out Yoshinki Numata. l.Wi. Ja-Lsiale, Adams Stale at Eastern freshmen from playing on var par,, 6: Ramos retained world|NM, Wc.slminsler al NM High-'sily teams, hghlwciphl championship. ;lands. j KCAC president James H.| 4 70 yards toial offense per game. Decker of Syracuse University said Sunday night that he's "sympathetic lo Holy Cross' problem," hul added, "I'd have to look in the rule book and consult wilh the other members of the Executive Council before any decision is made on waiver-' ing the so-called freshman rule." Two student football managers also were hospitalized. The Crusaders face a grueling schedule with games'still to be played against Syracuse, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Buffalo, Villanova, Rutgers and Boston College. College officials were unable o advance any theories on how .he disease was contracted or low il spread through the team. The football squad 'eats at a training table for Ihe evening neal each day, but takes other meals with the student body and ives in different dormitpries. BOSTON (AP) _ Youne Charlie Maffeo, the apprentice riding scnation of the^ew Eng- and thoroughbred season boosled home six winners, including Pilot Knob in the $10,000 Berkshire Handicap Saturday at Suffolk Downs. USE TRIBUNE WANT ADS

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