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10 Friday, Nov. 26, 1971, The Palladium-Item and Sun-Telegram, Richmond, Ind. t? He omnusicers So Do Do Does Ui' 11 Kinney Thrill-A-Minute Game Ends 35 NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Nebraska beat Oklahoma ... at its own game. Not only did the Cornhuskers defuse Oklahoma's volatile Wishbone attack, but they outrushed the nation's best rushing team 297 yards to 279, and they did it on five fewer carries. That was the story of Thursday's classic see-saw showdown, which wound up with top-ranked Nebraska's defending national champion turning back runner-up Oklahoma 35-31 on Jeff Kinney's fourth touchdown of the game, a two-yard thrust off left tackle with 1:33 left to play, capping a 74-yard, 5-minute drive. Nebraska's top rated defense, i although it was stretched for 467 yards by the nation s most offensive-minded team, never snapped, and, in fact, took away the fuse that ignites the Sooner attack the end sweeps by speedy Greg Pruitt. Meanwhile, the Nebraska offense discovered the Oklahoma defenders were vulnerable to a power play off tackle and the Cornhuskers sent Kinney smashing for 154 yards in the second half. "The only thing they took away from our defense was that we didn't break any 70-yard-ers," said quarterback Jack Mildren, Oklahoma's star performer with 30 carries for 130 yards and two touchdowns and five of 10 passes for 137 yards and two more scores. "They kept us from going wide with Pruitt." "They just weren't giving us the pitchout," said Pruitt, who gained 53 yards on 10 carries, only twice running the feared pitchout-sweep that made him the most explosive running back in the country. In effect, the only thing Ne Never Ran HarderKinney NORMAN, Okla. (UPI)-There were 2:20 minutes left to play in the college football game of the year and the na-1 1 o n ' s first-ranked Nebraska Cornhuskers, trailing 31-28, faced a 2nd down with six yards to go for the winning touchdown. Jerry Tagge, the Huskers eve r-confident quarterback, called a timeout. "To give Jeff Kinney a rest," he said. Tagge trotted to the sideline and huddled with his coach, Bob Devaney. "We're going for the touch' down," Devaney said. "What's the best play you've got?" I n u s was removed any thought of a field goal that could bring a stanfoff like the 1 0-1 0 Notre Dame-Michigan State deadlock in 1966. Tagge told Devaney, "the power play off tackle." When Tagge returned, he handed to Kinney for 4 to the 2 yard line, then 2 more to collect all the marbles. Few who had witnessed the second half heroics of Kinney, 2 10-pound workhorse from McCook, Neb., doubted he would find his way through Oklahomas' line to score his fourth touchdown of the day. Kinney made just 20 yards the first half. But he simply would not be stopped after intermission, churning and slash-ng for 154 yards. "I ran harder than I ever had, Kinney told reporters. "This was the most important game of my career, my life, Interest Building Already For RHS-New Castle Game NEW CASTLE, Ind. (AP) -It seems a little early in the basketball season to be talking of crucial games but it would be hard to classify the Dec. 3 meeting between New Castle and Richmond any other way. The game will be played at New Castle's 12-year-old field-house and it could be the first time the place has been filled for a non-tournament game. The reason for the excitement is the fact that New Castle has been dubbed by many as heir apparent to 1970-71 state cage champion East Chicago Washington. Richmond, ranked second in last year's Associated Press high school poll, is considered another contender for state honors. New Castle Coach Cecil Tague pushed his overlooked crew to the Final Four of the State Finals last season before the Trojans bowed to Elkhart in triple overtime. Back is 6-foot-10 center Kent Benson and last year's leading scorer, guard Dave Snodgress. The 6-0 ball handler scored 346 points last season while directing New Castle to a 21-7 record. -31 braska took away from Oklahoma's offense was the sparkplug. It was enough. Nebraska's defensive ends, Willie Harper and John Adkins, played wide to shut off Oklahoma's pitchouts. "We knew they had to," said Coach Bob Devaney. "They were turning the play back into our other people. The way the defensive ends played the pitchout we copied from Mis souri, which defensed Oklahoma very well. We also copied some things that Southern Cal did well against them. We looked at eight or nine different game films and tried to incorporate the best of them. Very Cautious "But we were very cautious to get our defensive ends wide enough. You might not have noticed them as the ones doing the job, but they were. I talked to John McKay of Southern Cal and he said their defensive ends probably underestimated Okla homa's speed. So we played it wider." The Cornhusker offense, which had planned to run wide anybody's life," he said. "I don't think we established our kind of game in the first half," he added. "We were too fancy. In the second half, we came out and did what we do best." Devaney called Kinney's performance "the finest job of running the football by a back I've ever seen." Oklahoma Coach Chuck Fair-' banks watched the National Championship slip from his grasp in the waning moments, then spoke quietly, eyes low ered. Played Hearts Out "Our guys played their hearts out, but we just came up short, he said. "We ran out of holes," said Fairbanks, an avid golfer. "We needed one more birdie." "We've got a great bunch of young men," he said. "We worked real hard ,to get into this position. Not to fullfil what we were working for was my greatest disappointment." Fairbanks said later he would not discard the wishbone offense that took the Sooners to the No. 2 ranking, although Jack Mildren will not be back next year. He's the guy that milks the cow," hairbanks said of his quarterback. "Mildren is extremely intelligent and extremely knowledgeable about football. It's like having a coach out on the field." But he said he has two other varsity quarterbacks and four or five on the freshmen team and "they look like they could Tague will also count heavily on another returning guard, 5-9 John Martin, and last year's top relief man, 6-4 Dave Billingsley. The veteran coach will have to replace three-year letter win-n e r s Jerry Lamberson, the Trester Award winner last season, and Brent Popplewell, both graduated. Tague isn't worried about his team's big billing. He said, "We're not worried about rankings. We just want to win if we can. Every team we meet has a veteran club and will be pointing for us." He added, "This undoubtedly is the toughest schedule we have had." New Castle has now gone to the State Finals twice in the last five years after a 30-year dry spell. In five years, Tague's teams have won 60 and lost 40 but have not been able to win an outright North Central Conference title in basketball, nor a holiday tournament. Tague said his team will be out to get both those goals this season. A victory over NCC rival Richmond so early could catapault the Trojans to big things. 4V Oklahoma quarterback Jack Mildren (11) is brought down by Nebraska linebacker Bob Terrio (45) after a one-yard gain in Thursday's game at Norman, Okla. Oklahoma's Greg Pruitt (30) is on the ground after taking a Nebraska player out of the play. (AP Wirephoto) but managed only 67 yards In the first half, took the fight directly to Oklahoma after trailing 17-14 at the half. "In the first half, we kind of had to figure out where we could move the ball," explained Devaney. "In the second half, we decided to go right at them. We found we could move the ball on the ground and we relied a little more on our ground game in the second half. Okla homa has a fine ground game handle it." Mildren played himself a whale of a ball game Thursday. He ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more, rushing for 130 yards and passing for 137. "Nebraska has by far the best defense we've played," Mildren said. "But we didn't do too badly moving the ball." Devaney said Mildren's passing was his biggest surprise. "Jack Mildren threw the ball like a pro quarterback," he said. But neither Devaney nor Tagge said they had doubts about cashing in on their last drive. "When we were down 31-28 I thought we could score because our offense had been moving the ball the second half," he said. "But I hoped we wouldn't score too quick. Their offense is pretty potent, too. "In the first half our game plan was to run wide, but the second half we decided to run right at 'em." "I never thought about los- i n g , " Tagge said. "I only thought about scoring." Devaney made it clear where Thanksgiving Day, 1971, stands in his coaching career. "This is possibly the greatest victory to date, the greatest of my career, coming from behind against a great Oklahoma team. Area Net Card Tonight Wayne Lounty Dayton Chaminade at Richmond. Earlham tourney (Oakland City vs. Mar lon, Harlham vs. Milton, Wis,). rayette lounty Connersville at Columbus. Preble County Middletown Fenwick at Eaton. Middletown Madison at National Trail. Arcanum at Preble Shawnee. College Corner at Twin Valley South. Twin Valley North at Franklin-Monroe. Darke County Mississinawa Valley at New Miami. New Madison Westmont in Newton Tourney (New Madison vs. Newton, Westmont vs. Gcttysbura). Saturday Wayne County HaRorstown at Northeastern. Karlham tourney. 1U Hast at Sinclair Community College, Randolph County Delli at Monroe Central. Darke County New Madison, Westmont in Newton Tourney. Bowling Scores REO Katina Dalbey, 181. Metropolitan G. White, 222; C. Hollingsworth, 232; H. Gen-nett, 230. , Woodchoppers Harry Nitzs-cher, 209; Bud Vanlandingham, 220; Larry Cash, 222. Woodsplitters Tom Brown, 215; Eddie Ramsey, 220; Doris Lucas, 176; Georgia Deiser, ISO. Illllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllll TERMITES 1 I CALL 962-6526 18 H Richmond Ave. Personally coll us for FREE iermit inspection be for H buying any property. Iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinmiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiifi but ours was certainly great today." "We beat them physically in the second half," said quarterback Jerry Tagge. "One play, a power play off tackle, was going very well. When they lined up strong to one side, we just ran it to the other side. I called quite a few audibles." The nation's 1-2 teams took turns thrilling a sellout crowd of 61,826 and a national television audence. Nebraska's Johnny Rodgers zipped 72 yards on a punt re turn with only 3y2 minutes gone and, following a 30-yard field goal by Oklahoma's John Carroll, the Cornhuskers took a 143 lead early in the second quarter on the first of Kinney's four short touchdown plunges. Battle Back That's when Oklahoma proved its own worth. Twice the Sooners battled back from an 11- point deficit. This time they went 80 yards, with Mildren scoring on a three-yard keeper, and they exploded 78 yards in only four plays and 46 seconds just Derore naiitime to nose ahead 17-14. Benind tor the first time m this 11-0 season, Nebraska wasn't about to be denied. Kin ney capped drives of 53 and 62 yards with third-period touch downs to make it 28-17. But again the Sooners tilted the roll er coaster in their direction. Mildren scored on a two-yard run at the end of a 73-yard strike that featured a 51-yard bomb from Jon Harrison, who grabbed Mildren's two touch down passes, to Albert Chandler and Mildren lofted a 17yarder to Harrison with 7:10 remaining. Threatened with having their 20-game winning streak and 29-game unbeaten skein broken, the Cornhuskers went 74 yards for the winner, with Kinney cov ering 50 yards on seven carries and Rodgers making a diving catch of an 11-yard third-down Tagge pass at the Oklahoma 35. "Nebraska is a true champion," said Oklahoma's Chuck Fairbanks. "They've got a great football team, probably the most complete team I've ever seen. They can do so many things to win. "They can do everything, They've got poise, they play of fense, they play defense and they ve got a superb kicking game. Other great teams have been more dominant in one phase of the game than anoth er." Nebraska -.7 7 H 7-35 14 7 7-31 Oklahoma Nob Rodcers 72 punt return (Sanger kick) Okla Carroll 30 field goal Neb Kinney 1 run (Sanger kick) Okie Mildren 3 run (Carroll kick) Okla Harrison 24 pass from Mildren (Car rol KICK) Neb Kinney 3 run (Sanger kick) Neb Kinney 1 run (Sanger kick Okla Mildren 3 run (Carroll kick) Okla Harrison 16 pass from Mildren (Car- roil Kick) Neb Kinney 2 run (Sanger kick) A-63.3S5 WATCH OUR TIRE ..-.-v' S 1 ALL TIRES MUST GO NOW! USED TIRES NEW TIRES RECAPS SNOW TIRES rYtJDALL TIRE Will 9 SN.W. StttcHMlLSTS. WATCH OUR TIRE Talented Chaminade Five Here Tonight Probable Starting Lineups No. Richmond (1-0) 44 Trent Smock (6-5) Kyle McKee (6-7) Rick Thalls (6-8) Rick Baumgartner (6-1) Rex Dwyer (5-10) Tipoff times: Junior varsity, Officials: Varsity, Morris (Indianapolis); Junior varsity, liam Wyatt (Muncie). By Jan Probably the most consistent big school basketball power in Ohio high school Dayton Chaminade will mond for the first time ever on the hardwood here Friday night at 8 o'clock. Tim Turvene's Eagles, state champs in 19C9 and 1970, will be kicking off a new season with their trip to Civic Hall while the host Red Devils hope to make the Ohioans their second victim of the young campaign. Dick Baumgartner's Satans defeated Winchester 91-58 here Wednesday night in the 1971-72 opener for the locals, the ninth vear in a row Richmond has won its initial tilt. Richmond has played Chami nade, an all-boys Catholic high school with an enrollment of 800. in football and baseball many times but never in bas- ketba l. Chaminade also visits the local goalery next year. Chaminade's current squad is comparable to that of Richmond in that both schools have a big and experienced front line but inexperienced guards. "This is as big a team as I've ever had here but the guards are the key because of their in experience," Turvene said. Starting his ninth season as Chaminade's head basketball coach, Turvene has decided on only three definite starters at this point. This trio is made up of 6-4 center Stan Reese, 6-b'2 tor-ward Joe Staley and 6-1 guard Tony Schwendeman, all seniors. The other forward spot win oe occupied by either cocaptam Ken Kreitzer (6-42) or b-l junior Tim Brennan. The other guard will be either cocaptam Ed Long, a 5-8 senior, or b-i junior Bill York. Reese is a full-time starter back from last year's 12-7 ball club while Staley and Kreitzer alternated at one forward spot. "It's true we are inexperienced but we have people capable of playing very good basketball. And I'm especially NFL Standings National Football League Standings By United Press International American Conference East w I t pet. pf pa Miami 8 1 1 .89 238 117 Baltimore 7 3 0 .700 221 102 NY Jets 4 6 0 .400 133 196 New England 4 6 0 .400 157 255 Buffalo 0 10 0 .000 134 308 Central w I t pet. pf pa Pittsburgh 1 1 0 .500 198 205 Cleveland 5 5 0 . 500 176 192 Cincinnati 3 7 0 .300 192 178 Houston 1 8 1 .HI 129 243 West w I t pet. pf pa Oakland 7 1 2 .875 2x2 168 Kansas City 7 3 1 .700 238 168 San Ditgo 4 6 0 .40 0 203 230 Denver 2 7 I .222 145 196 National Conference East w I t pet. pf pa Dallas I 3 .727 281 1S6 Washington 6 3 1 .t7 182 126 NY Giants 4 6 0 .400 172 232 Philadelphia S 1 .333 125 227 St. Louis 3 7 0 .300 172 206 Central w I t pet. pf pa Minnesota 8 2 0 .800 151 82 Detroit 7 3 1 .700 284 203 Chicago 8 4 0 .600 159 178 Green Bay 3 1 1 .33 3 200 216 West w I t pet. pf pa San Francisco 8 4 .600 204 139 Los Angeles 8 4 1 .600 221 180 Atlanta S 4 1 .556 216 196 New Orleans 3 5 2 .375 172 236 Thursday's Results Detroit 32 Kansas City 21 Dallas 28 Los Angeles 21 (only games scheduled) Sundays osmes Atlanta at Minnesota Baltimore at Oakland Cleveland at Houston Denver at Pittsburgh New England at Buffalo New Orleans vs. Grees Bay at Milwaukee St. Louis at NY Giants San Diego at Cincinnati San Francisco at NY Jets Washington at Philadelohia (only games scheduled) Monday's Garni Chicago at Miami (night) (only game scheduled) STORE GROW '30,000 LIQUIDATION Tire Sale RICHMOND I STORE CROW GST! Pos. Chaminade (0-0) No, F Joe Staley (6-6'2) 35 .....F .. Ken Kreitzer (6-4) 41 or Tim Brennan (6-1) 45 C Stan Reese (6-4) .G.. Tony Schwendeman (6-1) ,.G Ed Long (5-8) or Bill York (6-1) 6:30 p.m.; Varsity, 8 p.m. Cohen (Brooklyn), Wendell Baker Jerry Davis (Hagerstown), Wil Clark ranks over the past decade- be running up against Rich high on our sophomore group which could come along rapidly," Turvene commented. Chaminade has enjoyed plenty of success under Turvene's di rection the past eight years, winning four district and two state championships. The Eagles also made the state semifinals in 1969 in addition to the state titles in 1966 and 1969. Turvene's coaching record at Chamiade is a glossy 146-38 including a perfect 27-0 mark in 1969-70, 26-1 in 1965-66 and 22-3 in 1964-65. Coach Baumgartner plans to go with the same starting five he opened the season with Wednesday night against Winchester here. That quintet includes 6-8 Rick Thalls at center, 6-7 Kyle McKee and 7-5 Trent Smock up front and 6-1 Rick Baumgartner and 5-10 Rex Dwyer at guards. Marty Lundy, 6-1 sophomore guard, and Richard Sinex, 6-4 senior center-forward, also should see plenty of action. EC Tourney Tonight At Trueblood What may be the last Earl- ham tourney for some time opens Friday night at Trueblood Fieldhouse as the Quakers and Milton (Wisconsin) tangle in an 8:30 battle following the Mari on-Oakland City 6:30 p.m. open ing clash. Since next season the Quakers will be forced to play a 16-game Hoosier Buckeye Conference, the tourney will be discontinued The affair has been played since 1955 and this time out the Quakers will be chasing their sixth successive crown. Coach Del Harris has four starters back from last season, making tne fc.L contingent a strong favorite. Harris will start Jerry Banks (6-2), Dave Gray (6-6), Joe Ros-ner (6-4), Doug Lower (6-4) and Wayne McMillen (6-2). Marion and Milton are new to the tourney scene, but Oakland City has been a frequent visitor. Oakland has a member of last year's all-tourney squad, James Flemming (6-4), returning for action. Banks is the lone Quaker back from the all-tourney team. Following Friday night's action, the two losers will play a consolation tilt at 6:30 Saturday night, with the two first night winners battling for the crown at 8:30. Season tickets as well as single session tickets may be purchased at the door. z 0 riNIi BEER 0 See your terof retail outlet F0CHT BEVERAGE CO., INC. 400 N. lOtfi TT AT A A ... " . T I: - v. t-f' J r' Halfback Johnny Rodgers (20) of Nebraska is hotly pursued by Oklahoma's Tim Welch (45) and two other Sooners as he returns -a. punt 72 yards for a first-quarter touchdown in the game at Nor man, Okla., Thursday. (AP Wirephoto) It Was A Game That Had No Loser NORMAN, Okla. (UPI)-P. T. Barnum and "Ben Hur" met on a football field Thursday. It was one of those rare occasions in sports when the product was as great as the promotion. No. 1-ranked Nebraska defeated No. 2-ranked Oklahoma, 35-31, but it was one of those games that had no loser. The conflict transcended the vic tory. Everywhere in the tumul tuous Nebraska dressing room, players were shaking their heads and mumbling, "Wasn't that something?" or, "What a game! The silence was deafening in the Oklahoma dressing quar ters. It was a difficult Dili for the Sugar Bowl bound Sooners to swallow the fact they had played their best and it was not good enough, Coach Chuck Faimks said it all when he intoned, "We played it down to the wire and came up short. Twice the Sooners roared into the lead after being 11 points behind. But the game evolved into which team had the ball last with enough time to do something with it. That angel of mercy smiled on the Oranee Bowl-bound Cornhuskers. They accepted the challenge with 7 minutes, seconds football line. to play with the at their own 26-yard mere were two things in my mind at that time," quarterback Jerry Tagge said. "We felt all along we could score and we wanted to eat up as much of the clock as possible. Tagge accomplished both goals. With Jeff Kinney running seven times for 33 yards, the posed and relentless Nebras-kans stampeded 74 yards in 12 plays. Kinney carried the last four times from 15 yards out, scoring from the two with 1:38 left to play. For the afternoon, Kinney ran 34 times for 174 yards and scored four touchdowns. "This was the last game of our career," the 210-pound McCook, Neb., senior said. "We weren't about to lose this one. Kinney may be forgiven if he momentarily forgot about Ha waii next week and Alabama on Jan. 1. Oklahoma's last desperation effort fell far short when qarterback Jack Mildren, who ffH r IEBEMAM BEER 7(P v. i 1 played like an unbeatable tiger all day, was drilled on fourth down at the Oklahoma 15 as he tried to launch another long pass to Jon Harrison. Outland Trophy winner Larry Jacobson and middle guard Rich Glover nailed Mildren, the attempted pass falling harmlessly to the artificial turf after Glover batted it down. "It was supposed to be the same route we'd scored on twice," said Mildren. "Someone got in pretty fast. We just took a shot at the touchdown." Mildren ran for two touch downs and hit Harrison, a former high school teammate, at Abliene, Tex., with 24-and 16-yard scoring passes. A record crowd of 63,385 watched the battle for the national championship unfold at Owne Field along with a national television audience that probably exceeded 80 million. "Yes, sir, they sold a lot of popcorn today," Nebraska Coach Bob Devaney kidded President Nixon when he called after the game. The conversation, which lasted five minutes, came after Nixon held his end of the line for 30 minutes waiting for Devaney to reach the telephone. The President also called Fairbanks and mentioned, "I didn't like some of their calls." Nixon didn't identify who he was talking about, leaving his comment open to speculation. Glover, the brilliant 231-pound junior who made 22 tackles and recovered a fumble, was a constant thorn in Oklahoma's offensive scheme. "Most of my job was reading the center and going to the fullback," he said. "We felt bad after the first half and we just made up our minds to go out and put it to 'em in the second half." furnishings for the man 713 MAIN , 0 11 SINCE 1870 50 M O z r

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