The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 13, 1970 · 17
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The Lincoln Star 17 Ion Si mm Tuesday;, October 13, 1970 rf-JS 7 JV15' -Chicinnati manager Sparky Anderson sends right-handed Tony Cloninger against Baltimore in the third game of the World Series today, boldly predicting "if we win this one we'll take them home and beat them." . In that manner, Anderson underscored Monday the critical situation facing the Reds, who have lost the first two games and must battle back against '24-game winner Dave McNally and 66 years of World Series history. ' No team has been able to win the World Series after losing the first two games at home and the Reds face the prospect of taking that' first step back with a 'guy who has failed to complete a game in 19 previous starts. c. mAs the1Reds went through a light workout at Memorial Stadium, Anderson admitted, that he was fully aware of the Reds dilemma and agreed" that the Orioles "have us against the' wall." But he remained optimistic about Cloninger's chances in the battle for survival that begins at noon, CDT, and will be nationally televised by NBC. "He's got a good fastball," said Anderson, "although now and then he gets into those wild streaks. But I know one thing for sure about him he's all man." Cloninger, a 30-year-old, 6-foot-2, 210-pounder acquired from Atlanta two years ago, disclaimed any thoughts of the pressure surrounding his efforts to keep the Reds alive against the slugging Orioles. '.'I've had my share of pressure in my 10 years in the majors," he" said. "I think I can handle the pressure. Our scouts have , given us good reports. We've just been hurt by our own mistakes on those home runs." That was a reference to the four homers tagged by the Orioles, including two by Boog Powell and one each by Brooks Robinson and Elite Hendricks. Robinson's homer gave the Orioles a 4-3 first game victory and Powell's second game homer started Baltimore from a 4-0 deficit to an eventual 6-5 victory. Both managers planned lineup, changes for the key game. Anderson made his public, naming' rookie Dave Concepcion to play shortstop in place of veteran Woody Woodward. But Earl Weaver, the Baltimore manager,- stood on his regular season policy and said he would not announce any change until the day of the game. . Speculation was that Andy Etchebarren ' would replace Hendricks behind the plate since he usually catches McNally; and that Weaver might seek to strengthen his hitting hand further by going with Merv Retenmund in left in place of DonBuford. Buford is 3-for-8 in the series, but all have been singles. Rettenmund hit .322 during the regular season 50 points higher than Buford and collected 18 homers. .. . v The reason behind Anderson's change was similar. Concepcion hit .260 during the season while Woodward, who is hitless in the series, hit only .223. - But the Switch, from Woodward to Concepcion wasn't considered as important to the Reds' hopes as a reawakening by Pete Rose, the hustling right fielder. Rose, who collected . 205 hits and scored 120 ruris during the season, is hitless in six trips. : 7 Another factor has been the Orioles' ability to handcuff 'third baseman Tony Perezj a member of the Reds' three-man power thrust While: catcher Johnny Bench and first baseman Lee May Have hit homers', Perez has one single in seven at-bats. ( . . ... 5, w. Those , factors all have contributed to odds that make the Orioles prohibitive 5-1 favorites with Las Vegas oddsmakers and 3-2 favorites to win the third game. Also not to be overlooked is the fact that the Orioles are cruising along .In a .l(-game winning streak and have won 60 of 82 games at Memorial Stadium. And Powell admitted after Sunday's second game victory that the Orioles were being pushed by the memory of 1969 when they rolled into the World Series as'favorites and were beaten by the New York Mets. It would be hard for them to forget. Outside Memorial Stadium, there is a huge billboard that proclaims: 'Wait until this year,!' . - ?ri "r .ill H I.;---.' : A ken . m mi , in . i "'' ! ' " STAR PHOTOS .? . i ... a . .. SPORT SIGMLS By Hal Brown Sportf Editor, Tke Star Tough To Stay Unbeaten Anticipating an unbeaten season in football these days turns out to be just a dream for most folks as was proven In pro football Sunday where in only the fourth weekend of the season the last of the unbeatens fell. ; And the last of undefeated teams playing major college football is shrinking rapidly with only 15 remaining and the season has yet to reach the halfway, pointy You also have to include some not so j&ajo football poweri, toreacj Jhat figure of 15. ' r ' -' - r-- -. Three of that 15 are in the Ivy League where Cornell,' Dartmouth and Yale boast 3-0 records and two are out of the Mid-America Conference with Miami of Ohio and Toledo with 4-0 marks. A sixth is San Diego State, which only recently received major college status from the NCAA, at 5-0. ; ; That leaves among he real major football schools 'nly Arizona State out of the Western Athletic Conference at 4-0, independents Air Force at 5-0 and Notre Dame at 4-0, Big Tenners Ohio State at 3-0 and Michigan at 4-0, Southeastern Conference powers Mississippi at 4-0 and Auburn at 4-0, Southwest Conference Texas at 4-0, and Nebraska at 4-0-1 out of the Big Eight. v , The problem of staying unbeaten these days is as much a mental one as a physical one with several teams being physically capable of beating any foe if mat foe happens to be down mentally or looking ahead to next week's game. A good case in point on that is Stanford which stubbed its unbeaten toe a week ago against Purdue while thinking ahead to the Southern Cal game which the Indians won Saturday. Nebraska Another Example Another example could be Nebraska which got caught With its mental readiness down against Army, but that happened against a team that the Huskers had outmanned so badly physically that it didn't matter. - Had they had that same mental letdown the following week at Minnesota, a team they didn't have whipped that bad physically, the Huskers might no longer be unbeaten. : Five games remain this season that pit unbeaten teams against unbeaten teams at this stage with the first one coming up in two weeks when Cornell plays Yale on Oct. 24. Yale meets Dartmouth on Oct. 31 and Miami plays Toledo the same day while on Nov. 14, Cornell faces Dartmouth and on Nov. 21, Ohio State plays Michigan. Z- Louisiana State faces three of the unbeatens, taking on Auburn Oct. 24 Notne Dame Nov. 21 and Mississippi on Dec. 5. . Notre Dame has perhaps the toughest road blocks to an unbeaten season, facing Missouri this week, then' winding Up with Georgia Tech, LSU and Southern Cal after breathers with Navy and Pittsburgh. f What's Left For Unbeatens The remaining schedules for unbeaten teams with what figures to be the toughtest tests in bold caps: . : Nebraska-Kansas, Oklahoma State, COLORADO, Iowa State, KANSAS STATE, OKLAHOMA, t; Ohio State Minnesota, Illinois, Northwestern, Wisconsin, Purdue, MICHIGAN. - Michigan Michigan State, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois," Iowa,' OHIO STATE. , Notre Dame Missouri, Navy, Pittsburgh, GEORGIA TECH, LSU, SOUTHERN CAL. Arizona State Brigham Young, Texas-El Paso, San Jose State, Utah, New Mexico, Arizona. San Diego State-San Jose "State, Fresno State, Pacific,, UC-Santa Barbara, Iowa State. Cornell-Harvard, YALE, Columbia, Brown, DARTMOUTH, Princeton. . "! Dartmouth-Brown, Harvard, YALE, Columbia, CORNELL, ' Penn. ''-" ; ' 1 , Yale Columbia, CORNELL, DARTMOUTH, Penn, Princeton, Harvard. - v -''w'. ' . - ' Air Force Navy, Boston College, Arizona, ; OREGON, STANFORD, COLORADO. . . . ! - Mississippi Southern . Mississippi, ; Vanderbilt,; Houston, ' Chattanooga, Missisippl State , LSU. ' , -i " , " Texas Rice, Southern Methodist, Baylor, Texas Christian, Texas A&M, ARKANSAS. 1. Auburn GEORGIA TECH, LSU, Florida, Mississippi State, Georgia, Alabama. . - Miami, Ohio-Ohio U., Bowling Green, TOLEDO. Dayton, Kent State, CINCINNATI. .. - v Toledo-Western Michigan Kent State, MIAMI OF OHIO, Northern Illinois, Dayton, Colorado State. A . -; HUSKER INTERCEPTION ...Joe Biahak picks off pass intended for John Henley and starts' upfield (1-2) with teammates Bob Ter-i7o and Bill Kosch moving in to lead blocking (3). Kosch takes out Matuszak and Jerry Murtaugh gets Bastable (photo No. 4), but no one stops Henley, who finally makes the tackle. Bob Not Planning To Swap 'Big Ones' For Tittle Ones' N Murlough I 5. 1 7 ZLS. H M-BoKibU ? X1 PL. By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor . Nebraska's big offensive linemen had some problems Saturday handling the pass rush put on H u s k e r quarterbacks by . smaller, quicker Missouri defensive linemen, but NU head coach Bob ; Devaney pointed out Monday he had no thoughts of abandoning the idea of playing with the big guys. "That was the toughest pass rush we've faced since we've been here," he told the weekly session of the Nebraska Extra Point Club Quarterback Luncheon. . "Missouri had smaller, quicker defensive linemen, the type that has always given us trouble. "But we're not going to go out looking for 170-pound linemen to block them. We thought we had to do that after our losses to Alabama and we found some smaller linemen and found ourselves getting whipped., "We'll take the bfg guys and hope we can continue to beat them 21-7." - Although admitting that the coaching staff had expressed some disappointment in the Husker : offensive line not being able to handle the Missouri pass rush, Devaney pointed out, "We're not dissatisfied with our offense. "Until? Saturday, we had been getting good pass protection. Our rushing game was good Saturday. We got about ; as much out of it as we could "'expect...;.1'" ""7 '.,7": v."". 1 1 "We're going to work on our passing this week because we feel we must have a balanced attack. , While pointing out that the quarterbacking was "pot real good," Devaney expressed pleasure with his I-backs, Joe Orduna and Jeff Kinney. - "They again supplemented each other with some fine running and it doesn't matter which one we start. Each has gained about the same yardage and each has carried . the ball about the same amount of time." The Husker coach revealed that a coin fUp was used to select the starter for the Missouri game. ' "Both of them want to see Nebraska win and both know that regardless of which of them starts, the other one is going to see about the same amount of action," Devaney said. . . Devaney was again satisfied with fullback Dan Schneiss, , observing, "Schneiss doesn't carry the ball much, but het just wants the ball carriers to follow him and he does a f me job of blocking for them." Turning to the defense which received plaudits all weekend, Devaney noted, "We don't want them to get too satisfied because you must improve in athletics. You don't just stand still. "Ed Periard had one of his best games and played as well as Wayne Meylan or Ken Geddes ever played for us at middle guard. "He's got an infected foot now and we may have to get one of those copper rings to put around his leg,"Devaney quipped. 7 "Jerry Murtaugh was all over the fieM again," Devaney continued, "And Willie Harper had another good game although he got fooled on that Missouri reverse. "I asked him after the game if he had learned anything and he told me, 'I sure did. I found J Prep Mings n - . By Virgil Parker Class B ; out mat wiei uray can run.' " , u i lie niunci ivavu oam Johnny Rodgers punt return for a TD went just like the coaches diagram it on the blackboard. "We got good blocking and the alley was set up for him," Devaney noted. "And when he got down to that last man, I'd have bet everything I had that he'ek -Score J "When he gets dtowW that last man and it'i liOfi-oh-one, he's going to beat the guy." Looking at ,Ka&a, this ; week's foe aiy Lawrence, Devaney said e'vTjfusker defense would be put (a a test by a team thafc Ukesquick hitting plays, much ,liker.Wake Forest and. Army;? . . , "The only difference,''1. he added, "is that they've got . some fine athletes to run those 'plays. ,,'. 7' "And they've got the aips; . versatile quarterback we've $ 1 had to face in Dan Heck. V-"' ; v "We could bevfacing the"" toughest team we've faced. They feel that last year they ; should have won the game and they gained a lot of confidence . in that win over Kansas State. "Their probation doesn't restrict them from going to a bowl and it doesn't restrict them from TV appearances and their 4-1 record is a fine record at this stage in the season." Thornton On KU Nebraska assistant coach Bill Thornton, who. scouted KU's 21-15 win over Kansas State, called their record indicative of how the team plays. "They have improved every week," he said, "They have a fine quarterback in Dad Heck, ' two fine running backs in John Riggins and Steve Conley and two good outside receivers in Marvin Foster and ; Ron Jessie." Tickets Available Nebraska ticket manager Jim Pittenger said Monday his office still has tickets for the game this week at Kansas. Everyone On Hand Nebraska came throfugh'the win over 'Missouri with no crippling injuries and all Huskers were on hand for. Monday's practice session. o J M 1-Lincoln Pius X (3-0) 2-Blair (44) i 3- Omaha Cathedral (4-0) 4- Columbus Scotus (54) 5- Lexingtoa (44-1) Comment Southwest ' 6-Ord (4-1) I - 7 Aurora (4-1) , 8-Laurel (44) ' t-Sidney (4-1) ' 10-Auburn (54) Conference members Gothenburg, Hoidrege and Cozad wind up eliminating each other. All three have now sunereo two losses. They continue to contend for a top ten spot, however, along with Norris, ; Ashland, Arlington, Fairbury and Wayne. - , TT1 J7 4 'y " W :77H -t 7rj " . .v; i. FEATURE RACES V C At Belmont Forward Gal 3.M 3.00 2.20 Isafloridan 10.00 4.40 Mikt Ml Laugh 2.60 At Tropical Park' v Troubadour Tom , 140 340 3.20 Sioux 2nd .., 3.20 3.40 Sir Tamco. , .. S.60 At Atlantic City Miss Royal Crbit 4.10 3.20 3.00 Gogathemonty , i.M 5.20 funny Spot ,.' 7.60 ervsi a ? Hi Sports Menu Tuesday HORSE RACING - Atokad. South Sioux City, 2 p.m.- , ,. ' 4- Wednesday x HORSI RACma - Atokad, South Sioux City, p.m. ; ' . , . HORSE Sioux City,' 2 p.m. Thursday RACINGS., -. Atokad. South FOOTBALL Lincoln High Schools; Columbus at Lincoln East, Stacresl Field, 7:30 . p.m.) Stat Collagts; Ptrv junior varsity ai rairoury jl. . t Link-N&Date Set The intra-ci game between! Lincoln High and Northeast ': . postponed Friday due to" the in- clement weather 5 will , be ": played Friday, Nov. 13 at Sea-: crest Field. Kickoff time Is 7:30 p.m.". '.' ; 1 Story, Page 19 if---i

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