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Monday, August 31, 1970 The Unroln Star 0 Cowboys' Qass Says 'Have-Nots' May Determine Big Eight Qrid Champion Stillwater, Okla. Floyd Gass is a realist. SPORT SIGMLS By Hal Brown Sports Editor, The Star Ml He realizes the Big Eight still has Its have-nots In the football chase and he doesn't try to make you believe that his Oklahoma State team belongs in the "have" category. twit ulg Eiht's Coach of Tk Year in 1969, his S. 5.

State' doM the 8flP between 11 ni 'have-no1ts" has cosed enough that victories afternoon8 halked UDtiI 0 SatUrday "The 'haves' of the league still have the great winning rnLt and lne athletes," Gass told the touring ig Eight Skywriters. -But I think the 'have-nots' might be the ones to determine the outcome of this league." Gass suggests that a major reason this is possible is tnat football is more than a physical game. "We're not gonna outhorse anybody," the Cowboys coach admits, "But football is a mental game and the team with the belter horses doesn't always win." Pounds has been slated to fill Cutburth' shoes in an Oklahoma State system that depends a great deal on the quarterback being able to throw to the likes of Hermann Ebcn, regarded as one of thte best receivers in the league. "Pounds is not big and strong," Gass appraises. "As a short and medium passer, he's good; as a long passer, he's above average.

The biggest thing he's got is poise from the time he walks under the center until the time the play is completed." Gass, who depended primarily on a passing attack a year ago, feels one area where the Cowboys should be improved is in the running game and one of the reasons for that is Williams, a sophomore fullback from Clinton, Okla. "Williams, without a doubt, Is going to help us," Gass says, "And I think we should be able to move the ball on the ground this season." The major problem area, Gass feels, is the offensive line because of inexperience, but to try to correct that problem Gass points out, "We have taken our best linemen and put them on defense and we hope they come along and play well for us later in the season." points out and immediately names like John Ward and Robert Cutburth come to mind, "But the league had a lot of outstanding seniors last season. "Most teams, however, have come up with replacements and I'm not sure we have." To replace those seniors, Gass is going to have to depend on more newcomers, either true sophomores or junior college transfers, than any team in the league. "We feel we're going to have to use 12 to 15 sophomores," Gass notes. "Not all of those are true sophomores, however, since some we have gotten from Junior colleges." Out of these 12 to 15 newcomers who will be used by Gass, he lists four true sophomores who likely will start, Jim Williams at fullback, John Carter at defensive left guard, Lee Stover at safety and Mike Bundy at defensive halfback.

Newcomer At Quarterback Perhaps the most important newcomer on the O-State scene is quarterback Tony Pounds, a 6-0, 165-pounder from New Mexico Military Junior College. played last year in a surprising 5-5 season turned out to be losing efforts. "The two best games we played last season were against Missouri and Nebraska," he points out. "But we were playing two of the best teams in the country in these two and we just got outhorsed in a sense." Depends On Replacements Whether Oklahoma State can come up with another good (for them) season depends on whether they can come up with capable replacements for graduated seniors. But, according to Gass, the two best games his Cowboys "We had some outstanding seniors last season," Gass DEB BUST PACKERS 1HE WW HMf ft ft By Tom Henderson Star Sports Writer 1 3 Vikes Middle Jets, 52-21 Cuozzo's TP Passes All-Priest Team time you go to the bowling alley, look around tor a stately looking gentleman with graying hair and glasses, standing at the foul line and looking skyward as his ball zeroes in on the X)ekct.

See him? That's Hev. Lcander J. Ketter of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Greenwood. NAMATH'S DEBUT UNEVENTFUL '03 2't Ketter enjoy all sports and takes an active part Father as often a possime, especially in Dowiing wnere ne carries 140 244 60 14-27-1 4-4? 0 70 touchdowns.

Al Woodall passed 35 yards to Ed Bell for a fourth-period touchdown. Rushing yardage Passing yardaqe Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized T6-34-2 6-40 "5 120 an all-priest bowling team the season and he'd like a lb!) average in two leagues. Last ear lie even organized which finished "about .300" for do it again, but problems exist. Vikings 52, Jets 21 0 0 2) iO 7 from Cuozzo New York Minnesota Min Grim 42 pass (Cox Packers 37, Raiders 7 Green Bay 24 0 0 13-37 Oakland .0 7 0 0-7 GB FG Lusieg 25. GB Anderson 3 run.

(Lusteg kick). GB Robinson 21 interception return (Lusteg kick). OAK Lamonica 3 run (Blanda kick). GB Carr 61 fumble recovery (Runk kick). GB McGeorge 5 pass from Horn (kick failed).

kick). Min Osborn I run (Cox kick). Min Waihington 74 pass from Cuozzo (Cox kick). Min Beasley 14 pass from Cuozzo (Cox kick). Min FG Cox 43.

NY Snell 2 run (Turner kick). Min Brown 1 run (Cox kick). NY Nock 26 run (Turner kick). Min Mackbee 44 interception return kirk) Two members of last year's team have been reassigned and Father Ketter is having trouble finding replacements. "Some of the new priests aren't inclined that way," Father Ketter says.

"I've got a couple in mind that I'm going to check with, but right now plans are very indefinite. "It's kind of difficult a lot of them have appointments in the evening that's always been a problem not I'verjbody is available on the same night a lot of times," lit savs. Statistics Min Kramer 7 pass from Lee (Cox kick). NY Bell 35 pass from Woodall (Turner kick). VYING FOR POSITION Creates Fellowship Raiders 21 17 185 32 It 37-7 6-43 2 90 Pickers 15 164 SI 231 6-17-2 4-44 I 25 First Downs Rushing Yardage Passing Yardage Return Yardage Passes Punts Fumbles Lost Yards Penalized Statistics Bill Robison in car No.

47 negotiates the first turn with Ed Griggs, No. 33, on his heels during the first heat race at Eagle Sunday (Staff Photo by John Hennings) Story Page 10. Jets Vikings 18 23 First downs Faih'T Killer has been bowling for 25 years and he I've alwa.w enjojed the sport. It is something that isn't lo expensive something you can do without buying 'O much equipment ami it is good exercise." Cubs Wit hin One Game i First all-priest team together He sas he wants to keep his because it helps create fellowship. NL EAST IN MAD SCRAMBLE AT THE TOP Intrepid To Sail For U.S.

"I kinda think good and for the fellowship," he creating a little en- it was together By Associated Press Oakland (tf) The Green Bay Packers raced to a 24-0 first period lead and blasted the Oakland Raiders, 37-7, Sunday in a ragged National Football League exhibition marked by frequent Green Bay interceptions and Oakland fumbles. In Sunday's other game, the Minnesota Vikings, with Gary Cuozzo throwing three first half touchdown passes, riddled the New York Jets, 52-21, in Joe Namath's uneventful 19 7 0 debut. Before a national television audience and a hometown sellout crowd of 53,395, Raider quarterback Daryel Lamonica suffered four first-half interceptions against the Packers and his replacement, lefty Kenny Stabler, was the victim of three. On the opening kickoff, the Packers marched from the 23 to the Oakland 17 but had to settle for Booth Lusteg's 25-yard field goal. The next time they had the ball, quarterback Bart Starr, opening his 15th season, took the Pack from their 24 to a touchdown.

He passed to John Hilton for the final 13 yards. His 27-yard toss to Donny Anderson was the long-gainer and a 15-yard penalty against Oakland aided the march. Namath, who missed New York's first three pre-season games, while deciding whether to return, appeared in only ten plays of the second quarter with the Vikings already in front 21-0. He missed his first four passes, and completed two. Cuozzo, meantime, wasted little time in powering the Vikings to a 31-0 halftime lead, hitting nine of 16 passes for 203 yards.

He connected with Bob Grim on a 42-yard touchdown, Gene Washington for 74 yards and John Beasley for 19 yards. Matt Snell ran two yards and Georee Nock 26 yards for New says "working thusiasm." Ever thought of placing a Journal-Star want ad Father? Doane Picked The results aiv in on the first annual KHAS-TV Nebraska Intercollegiate Athle'i- Conference football poll and Doane is the runaway choice to win it all. Coach Al Papik's Tigers, who are working on a 37-game winning streak, landed 15 of a possible 19 first-place votes in the balloting conducted by the Hastings TV station for 108 points. Yankees downed Minnesota, 5-2; California edged Cleveland, 10-9; Oakland nipped Detroit, 6-5 Milwaukee took Baltimore, 5-2 and Kansas City shaded Washington, 5-4. The Cubs' victory came on Joe Pepitone's three-run homer in the ninth inning.

Bill Hands. 15-12, scattered seven San Diego hits. Willie McCovey sparked San Francisco's first-game victory-over Pittsburgh by driving in two runs with a double and homer and scoring three times. Pittsburgh then went down to its sixth straight loss in the nightcap when John Stephensons broke a 1-1 tie with a sacrifice fly in the eighth inning. Dave Cash's RBI single had given the Pirates a 1-1 tie in the top of the eighth.

Three two-run homers two by Jim Wynn and one by Denis Menke powered Houston over New York. It was the Mets' sixth loss in seven games, St. Louis rode Leron Lee's two-run homer and Steve Carlton's three-hit pitching past Los Angeles; Tony Taylor singled in a run and scored another and Dick Selma picked up his 20th save as Philadelphia beat Atlanta for its seventh victory in eight games. John Bac-cabella singled two runs and Rusty Staub homered in Montreal's victory over Cincinnati. Boston scored eight runs in the second inning in winning the first game with the White Sox.

George Scott, Reggie Smith, and Mike Andrews each slammed four hits in Boston's 22-hit attack. Rico Petrocelli hit a homer and sacrifice fly and Andrews belted a two-run homer in the nightcap. Roy White's grand slam in the fifth inning, the first of his major league career, sent the Yankees past Minnesota and cut the Twins lead to three games over California in the AL West. California outslugged Cleveland, five homers to four and then beat the Indians on Alex Johnson's two-run single and a wild pitch. Elliot Maddox run-scoring double and Dick McAuliffe's RBI single in the eighth pushed Detroit past Oakland; Tom Harper rapped a two-run homer and Mike Hegan a solo shot in Milwaukee's victory over East-leading Baltimore, and Bill Sorrell's two-run homer keyed Kansas City's triumph over Washington.

By Associated Press The Chicago Cubs shot into second place in the wild, wild East of the National League, within one game of first place Pittsburgh, by beating San Diego, 3-0, Sunday while the Pirates were losing 7-3, and 2-1, to San Francisco. The New York Mets dropped into third, two games back of the Pirates, by losing, 9-5, to Houston. Fourth-place St. Louis beat Los Angeles, 2-1, and moved within 5l2 games of the Pirates and fifth-place Philadelphia climbed within Va games of the top by beating Atlanta, 4-2. Montreal topped Cincinnati, runaway leader in the West, 5-1, in the only other NL game.

In the American League, Boston ripped the Chicago White Sox, 21-11 and 4-1, the New York The coaches and a second-place verdict press representatives polled returned for Nebraska Wesleyan with third going to Hasting ourtn to Concordia, fifth to Midland and the Newport. R.I. Intrepid defeated Valiant for the sixth straight time Sunday in the final trials and was named to defend the America's Cup against Australia's Gretel II starting Sept. 15. Intrepid's selection was announced following the race by the New York Yacht Club's America's Cup Committee.

Intrepid will be the first to defend the cup for two straight times since Columbia in 1899. Intrepid beat Dame Pattie of Australia 4-0 in 1967. Intrepid won Sunday's race by 1 minute, 51 seconds. It was her ninth straight victory in the final trials and her 22nd against only five defeats since June. Valiant's skipper, Bob McCullough of Riverside, went all out in a bid to stay in final spot to Dana Nebraska Wesleyan and Concordia split the other four first place votes with the Plainsmen receiving eight second place ballots and seven for third.

NWU finished with 84 points. Hastings got seven votes for both second and third place, earning 75 points to land the third-place position. Scoring was based on six points for each first-place vote, five points for each second-place ballot, etc. NEW PLAYS INSERTED for all ixiints. the only team to receive votes seven fourth-place ballots and 61 Concordia was six places, getting York's third-period Midland finished with 33 points, while Dana had 33.

Husker Gridders Have Single Drill For First Time In Fall the series. He won the start and sailed Valiant to the first mark 27 seconds ahead of Intrepid. Intrepid, however, with Bill Ficker of Newport Beach, at the helm closed the gap on the two reaching legs in a 15- string status on the basis of their performance in the last scrimmage will have to wait a closer look at the films, the NU coach noted. Center Bill Janssen came to the Sunday workout with his left arm in a full cast as the result of a broken arm suffered in the Saturday scrimmage. He is expected to be sidelined for about six weeks.

If it proves to be much longer than that the speculation is that he would be held out for the entire season knot southwest breeze. Starting the second windward leg, Intrepid trailing by only 13 seconds she broke two thirds of the way up that leg and was ahead to stay. Meanwhile Baron Marcel Bich, skipper of the defeated 12-meter France, declared he will never race in the United States again because of "dishonor" done him by the International Race Committee during the I EL (pO Mi By VIRGIL PARKER Coach Bob Devaney ran his University of Nebraska football team through a single workout Sunday afternoon, the first day the Big Red hasn't faced a daily double drill since fall practices began. "We'll probably have two-a-days through Thursday," Devaney said, "then go to once a day until our first game." The Huskers open at home against Wake Forest on Sept. 12.

Offensive plays to be used in that first game which had not previously been inserted were given to the squad Sunday. "Now it's a matter of refining them, getting the timing and execution down to Devaney added. Eller Ends Holdout, Inks Viking Pact Minneapolis-St. Paul Defensive end Carl Eller ended his two week holdout Sunday night when he agreed to a 1970 National Football League contract with the Minnesota Vikings. Terms of the contract, announced in the second period of Minnesota's preseason game against the New York Jets, were not disclosed.

Eller had refused to report Aug. 16 after recovering from hernia surgery and had been fined $200 per" day while awav from Mankato State College, Minnesota's training site. There was no announcement whether the fine would be paid. The Vikings said Eller would rejoin the team "immediately." There were no new developments in the case of quarterback Joe Kapp, who has refused to report while seeking a five year. $1.25 million to gain an extra ear of eligibility.

I-Bacl; Jeff Kinney, who came up lame with i a pullpj hamstring muscle after just two plays I Saturday, was in sweat clothes for the Sunday drill. He still displayed a noticeable limp. America's Cup final trial race against the Australians last Friday. Bich, who steered his yacht to an overwhelming 43-minute defeat in a heavy fog against Gretel II, accused the Interna With a gentle breeze and lower temperatures, the Sunday workout was held on the stadium's new Astrcturf. While admitting that the synthetic surface is hotter on the feet, Devaney said that "the players really love it.

It's sure-footed. They never worry about stepping in a hole. After a week of experience with it, we're very pleased with the AstroTurf. A large contingent of newspaper writers and radio and TV sportscasters from throughout the Midlands, on the yearly Big Eight Skywriters tour, will make their annual stop in Lincoln today. They will be watching the Husker practices and interviewing the players and coaches for a final evaluation of the Big Red prior to the start of the season.

The Big Red grid boss said that he and his staff had taken a quick look at three of the four reels of film taken at Saturday's first full scale scrimmage, but that they hadn't been able to watch them in detail enough to make a critical analysis of Individual performances. "There will probably be some shifting of personnel after we take a closer look at the movies," Devaney surmised. He indicated that quarterback Van Brownson will start taking a more regular turn with the No. 1 unit. "By next Saturday he and Jerry Tagge will probably be on the same team." Devaney added in reference to the next big scrimmage scheduled for the Huskers.

The advancement of other players to a first tional Race Committee, which ran the best-of-seven trial series, of "dishonoring the skipper and the boat by letting the race go on in conditions of visibility which did not allow for the contenders to normally find the marks." Bich contended that the international committee, made up of prominent foreign yachtsmen and headed by Italy's Beppe Croce, had "ignored the basic and international rule of the road" which requires a boat to be able to stop in half the distance it can see ahead. ill TifKi- wliLlH-i Sports Menu Squirrel, Rail Seasons Begin Today Nebraska gunners will shoul-, terguns to bear on squirrels for der their shooting irons starting a hunt that lasts through Jan-today, the opening day for two uary 31, and shotgunners will Monday BASEBALL American Association: lowa at Omah, Stadium, 7:30 p.m. Tuesday HORSE RACING Columbus, 3 pm. BASEBALL American Association' Ioa8 at Omaha, Rosenblatt Stadium, 7.30 m. Wednesday HORSE RACINS Columbus, 3 BASEBALL American Association; many as 21 in their possession, i Bag and possession limit for rail is 25.

The entire state is open for both hunts, and shooting hours are one-half hour before sun i rise to sunset. Bich claimed the U.S. Coast Guard declared the visibility Friday afternoon "officially zero," and said he could not see the bow of his yacht from the cockpit. have until November 1 to pursue rail. Gunners can take up to 7 bushytails perday and have as of Nebraska's fall hunting seasons.

Hunters will bring their trusty smallbore rifles and their scat- Raider wide receiver Fred Biletnikoff, 25, is upended by Green Bay's oa at Omana, Rosenblatt Stadium. 7:30 UPENDED Willie, Wood, also 5. on an Oakland pass auempi..

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