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Sports Dawson Shines 2B Scruggs Faces Trial 3B Monday, November 16, 1970 Jets Top Rams 4B Section I D65 Ronnie Joyce Sports Editor' THE YARDSTICK Raiders Broncos 16 20 BO 116 196 70 258 55 First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 14-39-3 15-29-1 4-47 LiiLL 0-44 0 84 1 28 but Bronco safety Paul Martha intercepted Lamonica's pass and ran the ball to his 35 to avert another Oakland score. Oakland 737 7-24 Denver 0 3 3 1319 Oak Wells 34 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick) Den FG Howfield 47 Oak FG Blanda 32 DEN FG Howfield 44 Oak Dixon 44 pass from Lamonica (Blanda kick) Den Whalen 10 pass from Liske (kick failed) Den Liske 1 run (Howfield kick) Oak Biletnikoff 20 pass from Blanda (Blanda kick) for the Broncos' only points prior to the last quarter. Blanda contributed a 32-yard field goal in the second period to leave Oakland ahead at half-time, 10-3. Twice in the second priod the Raiders intercepted passes by Steve Tensi, the Broncos' starting quarterback. The first paved the way for Blanda's field goal.
After the second theft the Raiders got to Denver's six, six plays with a screen pass from Lamonica to Hewritt Dixon for the last 46 yards to make the score Oakland 17-6. Denver bounced back with its only long drive of the afternoon for its first touchdown. In the opening half the Broncos got no closer to Oakland's goal line than the 27 on a pass interference call. Bobby Howfield kicked two field goals of 47 and 44 yards wmmmmmmmm illlti mmmmmmm Mm 5 VETERAN QB GEORGE BLANDA pulls out another win The Solution Florida, criticized alter its back-to-back losses to Tennessee and Auburn, could finish the season with its fourth best record in the past four decades. With only Miami remaining on its schedule the Gators will be a solid choice to whip and could finish the season with an 8-3 mark.
Only in 1960 (8-2), 1966 8-2) and last year (9-1-1) has Florida showed anything better than 8-3 since 1929, during the regular season. But two weeks ago, before the Georgia encounter, things weren't looking so good for the 1970 Gators. Prior to the Georgia contest, Florida was faced with many problems. Those problems became a guessing game for both the press and fans. And no one appeared to know the solution.
But something happened against Georgia in the fourth quarter that now seems to have turned everything to gold for Florida. With Georgia holding a 17-10 advantage early in the fourth period and knocking on the door for another touchdown, the Bulldogs fumbled and the Gators came up with the ball. From that time to this day Florida's football team has been an entirely different unit. Not even last season when Florida was posting a 9-1-1 record did they ever come back the way they have the past two weeks. But against Georgia and again against Kentucky they showed they are not quitters and can bounce back.
So what has caused this new mold? Personally I think Gator Doug Dickey has finally gotten the faith of the players. Now they believe in him. Something 1 had doubts about at the start of the season. DENVER (AP) Grizzled George Blanda, who won Oakland's last two games with his foot, passed the Raiders Sunday to a skin-tight 24-19 triumph over the Denver Broncos in a National Football League game here. After the Broncos had pushed ahead to a 19-17 lead with four minutes to play, the 43-year old Blanda replaced Daryle Lamonica at quarterback for the Raiders.
Blanda passed 27 yards to Rod Sherman at the 45, then hit Warren Wells for a 35-yard pass on the Broncos 20. Two plays later Fred Bilet-nikoff caught Blanda's pass on the run for the winning touchdown. Denver scored both its touchdowns in the final period after the Raiders had led all the way. The first score came on Pete Liske's pass for 10 yards to Jim Whalen at the end of a 76-yard Bronco drive. Later in the last quarter Charlie Smith fumbled in running back a Denver punt and linebacker Ken Criter recovered for Denver on Oakland's 35.
A Liske pass and an Oakland penalty gave Denver the ball on the Raider 8, and Liske scored on a keeper three players later from the one. Lamonica apparently had been shaken up by the Denver defensive rush, which brought Blanda into the game to generate the scoring drive. Earlier, Lamonica had thrown two touchdown passes. The first went to Wells and covered yards in the opening period. Late in the third period the Raiders struck for 80 yards in Cornhuskers Take Orange Bowl Bid tv Jt MIAMI (AP) Big Eight Conference powerhouse Nebraska accepted Sunday a bid to appear in the Orange Bowl post-season football classic in Miami on New Year's night.
Orange Bowl officials announced that Nebraska football players had unanimously voted to accept the invitation rendered Saturday. The decision was communicated to Orange Bowl representative Jim Llewellyn late Sunday after the players Rough ys i i.tmmmmMi)lmmmiV FALCONS' JIM BUTLER (33) FLIES OVER EAGLES for an eight yard gain in fourth quarter (Pensacola Journal-AP Wirephoto) voted in Lincoln, a bowl spokesman said in Miami. The Cornhuskers smashed Kansas State 51-13 Saturday and have only Oklahoma left on their schedule. Nebraska's season record now stands at 9-0-1 and it is assured of at least a tie for the Big Eight title. The Huskers, 6-0 in the conference, can win the crown by whipping the second-place Sooners, 4-1.
Bob Devaney is coach of the Nebraska outfit. "It was the only Bowl offer we got," said Devaney. "We did not turn down offers from any other bowls." Representatives from the Sugar and Cotton bowls, along with the Orange Bowl, had watched Saturday's win over Kansas State. There was some talk of Nebraska waiting for possible bids in either the Sugar or Cotton bowls in hopes of playing the No. 1 ranked team New Year's Day, but Devaney said he had advised his team to take the Orange Bowl offer.
"I thought having this thing on our minds about a bowl would have a bad effect on preparing for this week's game against Oklahoma," he explained. "The players were enthusiastic about the Orange Bowl and I thought it was best to get it settled." Topple Saints Dolphin Philadelphia Earns Tie Wilh Atlanta THE YARDSTICK Saints Dolphins 18 20 128 181 190 225 1 55 13-23-2 15-19-0 5-50 2-50 1 4 55 43 First downs Rushing yardaqe Passing yardaqe Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Saints 21-10 in a National Football League game. Amid fans' squawking over Coach Don Shula's refusal to bench Griese when Miami lost three straight games, the Purdue boy riddled the Saints for 15 of 19 through the air and 231 yards. Miami fizzled on drives of 65, 58 and 55 yards with fumbles deep in New Orleans territory but Griese's 7-for-7 throwing in THE YARDSTICK Falcons Eagle 15 15 MIAMI (AP) Much-aligned Bob Griese held together a fumbling Miami offense with bulls-eye passing Sunday and the Dolphins stopped the New Orleans First Downs Rushinq Yardage Passino. Yardaoe Return Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 78 152 94 17-28 0 0 7 114 78 01-16-1 1 143 BOB DEVANEY set for bowl It's been a rough and rocky road for Dickey to walk getting slaughtered by Alabama, Tennessee and Auburn but the two-time Southeastern Conference Coach of the Year stayed with his plan and it has shown its effects the past two weeks.
What made Dickey's task so difficult was the fact that Florida isn't a great football team. Sure they have most of the squad back from a year ago but also the '69 Gators didn't play folks during the regular season like Alabama and Tennessee. They played a great Houston team but that was early in the year and the Gators caught the Cougars by surprise. Everyone thought this might be the year for Florida to battle it out for its first SEC title in history. However, what many people forgot was the schedule and the experience the Gators lacked.
Dickey faced these problems along with several others and that was the cause of the team's early season downfall. But Dickey, the great coach he has proved to be in the past, didn't let these problems get him down and kept pushing. Against Georgia his results paid off. Now Florida is a completely different team. And TEAM is the real word.
Florida has become a team's team. Sure it has taken some great individual efforts to win these last two games. But overall, and this is Dickey's plan, is to let everyone feel they are a part of the victories. That's the way the Gator players seem to feel now. Maybe the key word to Florida's problems this season was unity.
This is something they didn't have three weeks ago. The Gators have unity now. And that's why they are winning. Unity is what's going to give them their fourth best record in 40 years. And unity is going to carry them to a post-season bowl game.
Bills Gain Tie With Colts, 17-17 the third quarter sparked the Dolphins to their fifth victory in nine games. Griese hit Paul Warfield on a 42-yard bomb to the New Orleans one and Jim Kiick wiggled over on the next play to give Miami a 14-10 lead. Kiick startled the Saints on a delayed 6-yard run to set up the final touchdown. After apparently being hemmed up for no gain, the 220-pound runner spun away and sailed to the Saints' six. Larry Csonka bulled across on the next play for a 21-10 lead.
Lloyd Mumphord scored on a 32-yard interception in the first 100 seconds to give Miami a 7-0 lead, but three key fumbles stymied the Dolphins for the remainder of the half. New Orleans marched 80 yards, keyed by a Bill Kilmer pass to Al Dodd for 38 to tie the game at 7-7. Tom Barrington scored on a 10-yard draw play. Miracle kicker Tom Dempsey, who hit a 63-yarder last week, connected on a shortie from 10 yards to give New Orleans a 10-7 lead that was wiped out in the second half. New Orleans It 0 0 0 it Miami 7 7 721 Mia Mumphord 32 Interception (Yepr-emian kick) NO Barrington 10 run (Dempsey kick) NO FG Dempsey 10 Mia Kick 1 run (Yrepremien kick) Mia Csonka i run (Yepremian kick) THE YARDSTICK Bills COltS 21 16 PHILADELPHIA (AP) The Philadelphia Eagles rallied for a 13-13 tie with the Atlanta Falcons Sunday as defensive halfback Steve Preece atoned for an earlier pass interference penalty by returning a recovered fumble 21 yards for a tying fourth period touchdown.
The Eagles, who last week won their first game of the 1970 season after seven defeats, missed a chance to win when Mark Moseley's 27-yard field goal attempt with eight seconds remaining was low and wide on the left of the uprights. First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Return yardage Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 134 209 15-29-1 71 4-4' 0 26 181 90 10-20-2 32 4-43 0 43 which has a 5 4 record and plays Baltimore next Sunday. Shaw, a rookie who leads the AFC in yards passing, threw a four-yard touchdown pass to Haven Moses in the first quarter and upped Buffalo's margin to 14-0 with a 20-yarder to Marlin Briscoe in the second period. Shaw completed 10 of 20 passes for 04 yards. Unitas, who gained 221 yards, while completing 15 of 29, threw a 25-yard TD pass to John Mac-key with 1:48 left in the first half and Eddie Hinton's 15-yard end-around scoring jaunt made it 14 14 in the third quarter.
Rookie Greg Jones, subbing for Simpson, gained 66 yards on 15 running attempts and Wayne Patrick ran for 64 yards against a Baltimore defense which had allowed but 13 points in the last three games. The Bills, now 3-5-1, held Baltimore to 31 net yards rushing in the first half. Baltimore rookie Norm Bulaich, held to 10 yards on nine carries in the first half, finished with 87 yards on 22 attempts. Buffalo 7 7 0 317 Baltimore 0 7 7 317 BUF Moses 4 pass from Shaw (Guthrie kick) BUF Briscoe 20 pass from Shaw (Guthrie kick) BA Mackey 25 pass from Unites (O'Brien kick) BA Hinlon 15 run (O'Brien kick) BA FG 17 O'Brien BUF FG 34 Guthria ie Jim O'Brien, who previously missed attempts from 28 and 37 yards. The Bills, 17-point underdogs and playing without running star O.
J. Simpson, got one last chance for a victory after Pete Richardson intercepted a John Unitas pass with six seconds left. But after an incomplete pass from Dennis Shaw, who tossed two touchdown passes in the first half, Guthrie was short on a 58-yard field goal attempt. Despite the tie, the Colts have a 7-1-1 record in the Eastern Division of the American Football Conference, and a comfortable lead over runner-up Miami, BALTIMORE (AP) Rookie Grant Guthrie's 36-yard shanked field goal 'with 1:09 to play stayed within the uprights and earned the Buffalo Bills a 17-17 tie with the heavily-favored Baltimore Colts Sunday. A boot into a stiff breeze from the left side, which blew the ball toward the right upright, matched a 17-yard fourth-quarter field goal by Baltimore rook 7 3 0-13 3 3 0 7-13 Atlanta Philadelphia Phil FG Moseley 41 Atla Mitchell 2 pass from Berry (Vineyard kick) Phil-FG Moseley 17 Alia FG Vineyard 15 Phil Preece 21 fumble return kick) Football Was Dave's Life 'Crash Was Terrible'-Sfull "Dave told me the coach asked if he thought he could play Saturday and told him to get ready to go.
But then, at the last minute, the coach said he thought he'd let Dave skip the game and took some other players instead," she said. "Dave was annoyed at first but not now." DeBord was a good student as well as a good player, his mother said The DeBords had been to the Florida State University football game Saturday night and were having dinner with friends in Tallahassee when they learned about the crash. "Our son called and told U3 to come home right away, there had been a plane crash," Mrs. DeBord said. "Then we received a telephone call from a freshman coach at Marshall who is a personal friend, and later from a professor.
But we still don't know anything not filed for the charter flight. "There were so many on that plane in Huntington I feel so sorry for them their loved ones. Oh, so many were involved," Mrs. DeBord said. Stuart Cottrell of Eustis also was listed on that flight.
A friend of the family answered the telephone at the Cottrell home and said the parents were not accepting any calls. Another Floridian missed the game and the flight because of an injured shoulder. David Withers, a Tampa tackle "came within a hair's breadth of going," his mother, Ethel, said Sunday. "I was talking to him by telephone in West Virginia this morning," she said, "and I feel both wonderful and terrible. Wonderful for him, for us; but the rest of the team Withers, a 6-foot-l, 230-pound-er injured his shoulder the week before in a game against Bowling Green.
came friends back in the late '50s," Stull said. Stull, who was a tackle for two years before moving to linebacker and middle guard his senior year, recalled a near plane disaster in his last year at Marshall. "We had a close call on our return trip from Buffalo. It was snowing at the time and the plane experienced electrical difficulty. We finally found an opening and landed in Delaware.
We thought we were pretty lucky at the time. "That was the last time that year we flew to a game. The coach got us together and told us we could travel by car, bus or train, but we wouldn't be flying." At that time, Stull said his school chartered two planes, both small independent aircraft. He said it would be a good idea to use two planes transporting football teams but he didn't think the idea would be feasible financially. "The airports at Huntington and Charleston have short runways and are poorly located," Stull said.
His home is located in a small town named Nitro located between the two West Virginia cities. The aircraft, a Southern Airways plane, was on its landing pattern at Huntington when it crashed. Stull, thinking back about the Goshawks "winless season, said, "Well we lost all of our games but at least we didn't lose our lives. We have that to be thankful for." QUINCY(AP) "Football was David's whole life he wanted to be a coach," said the grief-stricken mother of a Marshall University player listed aboard a plane that crashed Saturday night, killing all 75 on board. David DeBord, 21, was a senior offensive tackle.
"Football was all he lived for and all he ever talked about," his mother, Marion, said in a telephone interview Sunday from her home here. But she still had hope that David was not aboard the flight. "We don't know anything definite yet," she said. "It's so hard," she went on, her voice unsteady. "We don't even know if the bodies can be identified we're just waiting for word." Although Marshall University had a roster of the squad traveling on the Southern Airways DC9, the school could not immediately confirm that all were aboard as a passenger list was By AL PALMER Executive Sports Editor "It was terrible.
I felt like dropping to my knees when I heard about it. I haven't gotten over the shock yet." That's how David Stull summed up his feelings Sunday, the day after an airplane accident snuffed out the lives of the Marshall University football team in West Virginia. Stull, a Navy lieutenant and now an assistant football coach for the Pensacola Navy Goshawks, played four years at Marshall, graduating in 1960. "I heard about the accident following our game last night (Clinton, Miss.) when one of the players told me about it. He learned of the accident during halftime but he wouldn't tell me until the game was over.
"You always wonder about accidents such as this but you never dream it would happen to your own school." Although most of the coaching staff has changed since Stull was an All-Mid American Conference linebacker, he was a close friend of one of the assistants who was killed, Jim (Shorty) Moss. Moss, incidently, was the brother of Bob Moss who coached the Goshawks here for two years. "I have known Shorty since we were in college. He played at the University of West Virginia and we be ts EL DAVE STULL Goshawk coach.
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