The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 13, 1970 · 33
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Cornhuskers Cop TTafte Forest Down. 36-12' Offense Provides Answers M I Ml I HI III I i y.? a ,?"3 f 4 1 ;1 r A T i , n-t v., . I 1 ; ! ' , , ' 'i:.v:W ;ft' s- :i'Vv(;;i ...'';., ,-T)' '?;'r'3i;?4- ,. V.Va.? 'S'vjjf''.-: Nebraska I-back Joe Orduna (31), who gained .50 "yards in 10 carries during the . , l v (22) on the Deacons' Frank Stargell, Robertson Homer Pittsburgh Clings To Slim East By Associated Press . : Ihe gaffie with two ouTffrthc' w"hin,on ' The Pittsburgh Pirates-tf 11th for Cleveland's - vie-iM!nHoi the New York Mets readjrHH", tory. . , .' vi'tJuKa pass them, clung to a ninth-'in- Mickey Stanley bunted safely- Kansas city ning lead and retained their with the ..bases..' loaded,' and aSSXf" half-Eame edge in the hectic another run scored on a wild National League East race' baturaay Dy oroppmg me Chicago Cubs 5-4. With the Mets already in the clubhouse with a 3-0 victory over the St. Louis Cardinals that pulled them briefly even with Pittsburgh, the Pirates went out and downed the Cubs in a twice rain-delayed, nationally televised tension-packed contest. The victory also moved the Cubs two games back, thwarting their bid to pull into a second place tie. It also temporarily halted Ferguson Jenkins' bid for a fourth straight 20-victory season. Jenkins, 19-14, wasn't around when the game was decided in the ninth, which the Pirates entered leading 2-1. Consecutive homers by Willie Stargell, his 29th, and Bob Robertson, his 25th, brought home three runs and made it 5-1. But the Cubs drove out Bob Moose, 10-9, with two singles and Jim Hickman's 31st homer in the bottom of the ninth, and had the tying run on second with one out before Dave Giusti got Ernie Banks on a pop up and struck out Paul Popovich to end the game. The Mets had won their seventh game in nine outings earlier when Jim McAndrew, 10-11, hurled a five-hitter to outduel Jerry Reuss. Cleon Jones tripled in the fourth and scored on Donn Clendenon's sacrifice fly, and Ken Singleton hit a sacrifice fly and Tim Foli singled for two runs in the eighth. In other National League afternoon games, Montreal nipped Philadelphia 4-1 on two-run homers by John Bateman and Jim Gosger and San Francisco blasted Los Angeles 8-3 behind Willie McCovey's two-run homer and two-run single. In the American League, the Chicago White Sox stopped Minnesota 5-3, Oakland nudged Kansas City 3-2, Cleveland tripped the New York Yankees 4-3, in 11 innings and Detroit downed Washington 64. Gail Hopkins and Syd O'Brien hit homers and Bobby Knoop doubled in the two decisive runs in the eighth as the White Sox ended Minnesota's four-game winning streak. Reggie Jackson's 20th homer 1 with one on in the eighth inning brought home the A's and Duke Sims hit his second homer of Lead it . 1 ;i - throw fon the' play as Detroit broke an ;eigllth-inning deadlock, 7 Rico' Carty and- Orlando Cepeda each knocked in two runs and Pat Jarvis pitched a five-hitter, pacing the Atlanta craves w a a-a viuiory uvcr uie Hmicfnn Astrnc : 1 In night games, home runs hv Mark R e I a n tr 0 r Frank J , . D 't,ii Robinson and ' Boog Powell powered the Baltimore Orioles f . 1 11. t. i to a 5-1 victory over, tbe Boston Red Sox, giving-Tarn Phoebus his first pitching triumpn in more than four months, - , Ivan Murrell climaxed a two- run rally with a tie-breaking single in the sixth and tile San ' Diego Padres defeated Cincin- nati 4-2 for their fourth Straight victory. .. ' t . Tennis U.S. Open Championships, 2:30 p.m. (6-10). , Golf-World Series of; Golf, 4 p.m. (3). 1 Basketball Harlem Globetrotters, 6 p.m. (6). Bob Devaney Show 6 p.m. (10); 10:30 p.m. (7). Pro Football New York "Jets V. Dallas, 8 p.m. (6-10). Baseball Oakland at Kansas City (2), 1:10 p.m. (KLIN). """"" m a ,..,.,-.,k,.-,,...,,.,.,,.-. . 1 T -Tnirfinin -ii ii'iii .r... mmtmmmM lwiiMnui-jiiiiiixLLl h , i,, , m lMM I himjiiulju- - linj-kwmwui.ial 8 American East w ' 11 81 : Ji 75 70 ( ' Wtst 87 10 74 54 55. 52 U 51 U 49 70 Pet. GB .444 - .559 Wfi 'Baltimore New York Boston .521 .IB-.,. .,Ptroit .479 24 .465 24 57 (A M 89 n. .404 .552 .524 .389 .382 .359 n 31 32 35'A Rtsulla Boston at Baltimore , Cleveland 4, New Yqrk 3 (11 Innings) Detroit . i, Washington 4 Chicago 5, Minnesota 3 Oakland 3, Kansas City 2 Milwaukee 3, California 2 Sunday's Games . -Milwaukee (Partin 12-11) at California (Murphy 13-12 or Writfht 19-11). Oakland (Dobson 15-12 and Fingers' 1 n 1 . -Mi.- (DmL.. 0.1 C r A Fttzmoms i-a, 2. Chicago (Wynne 1-2) at Minnesota (Perry 22-11). Washington (Shellenback 4-5) at De- "' (Kilkenny 7-4) New York (Stottlemyre 13-12) at Cleve- . i9nd .(Hargan a-aj. -.rBc'on '?nce U) ,f Baltimore "(Cuellar 22-7). ' National ' Jvir'k Chicago Philadelphia Mon,real Cincinnati Atlanta Houston East w 77 77 75 69 -.-64 63 West 3 ' :77 - it 77 ' i'?72 ; 89 57 L 67 68 69 77 80 81 Pet. .535 .531 .521 .473 .452 .438 GB Vi 2 12 14 55 -67 68 .75 76 89 .629 .535 .531 .490 .476 .390 14'A 15 20Va 22Va 35 San Diego Result! . Montreal Pittsburgh 4, Philadlphla 5, Ctilcago New York 3. St Louis SanvDieoo 4. Cincinnati 2 3, st Lo Attanta 5, Houston 3 S Francisco 8. -Los Angeles phiiadtiph Vegener 3-5). '(Weaei St. Louis (Torrez 8-9) at New York (Gentry 9-8). - Pittsburgh (Blast Ml) at Chicago. (Hands 16-12). Atlanta (Stone 11-9) at Houston (Wil son 9-5) Cincinnati (Simpson 14-3) at San Diego (Kirby 9-15). Los Angeles (Vance 5-7) at San Fran- Cisco (Bryant 5-5). ITncVor Via1fVOflr TnVinnV RnHrpro cafe coil nn in ll.vorrl rim in tVio " "w"v " uau vn an n jwu " afternoon, scores the first of Fussell (14). Also helping is Need for Improvements Seen Before By HAL BROWN Nebraska's opening football victory Saturday over Wake Forest had some pleasing aspects for Husker head coach Bob Devaney, but the nation's winnirigest coach came away suffering" from no delusions that "his ' team could beat Southern Cal next week nlavinff the same way it did against the Deacons: "It's always fine to win," he observed, "And-we saw some things that might have potential, but and not wanting to take anything away from Wake Forest we can't expect to beat a team like Southern Nebraska Wesley an Whips Dana . Pro Football Roundup I OS U Only Big S ; J 5 Aussies-in U.S. Hlllllll his two touchdowns against Wake Forest with blocking Jerry List (partially hidden).. . Nebraska Meets SECT. D, 10 PAGES California playing the way we did today. "We can't' have things happening like getting punts blocked and getting extra point attempts blocked. "And it bothered me the way On the Inside Eight Loser . . . . D 1 Open Final. . . . cnnnA nnnnf) na Wntn Pnno4 rvt.t. T.-..: -J -n-vuiiu ptnuu oo if aivc i ui TAFF LINCOLN, NEBR. SEPT. 13, 1970 Wake Forest controlled the ball in the third quarter against our No. 1 defensive unit." Defensively, Devaney figured, "we're nowhere close to where we were a year ago at this time." Page 2D Page 3D Page 5D Page 7D csi a iitiv uuuitu u duu C0L0RPHCTO BY RANDY HAMPTOM help from Dan Schneiss USC And offensively, he pointed out, "we're a little ahead of a year ago, but we've got some things we've got to do better on offense, too. "We've got to do some work on our running game and some of our passing plays turned into runs when (quarterback Jerry) Tagge couldn't find his receivers." One of the mistakes Devaney figured the Huskers made came during the coin tossing ceremony when they chose to take the ball rather than the 22 miles per hour wind to start the game. "We made a bad choice in taking the ball," he admitted. "We had intended to take the wind, but I guess we didn't make our decision clear enough to our players. Then that opening penalty put us in a hole." Devaney then had some second thoughts about a decision made moments later when he sent Jeff Hughes in to punt rather than going for the first down on a first and inches situation at the NU 30-yard line. "Hunting was probably the correct thing to do," he said, "But maybe we would have been better off going for the first down." Cont. on Page 5D STAFF PHOTO IY HARALD DREIWANIS VA C4. fCO l i - i iL - rl - -1. juu ovc u. o.) iry iu siop me Statistics WF NU Flint downs 18 17 Rushing yardage M 207 Passing yardage - 175 Return yardage 2 97 Passes 1M7-0 10-15-O Punts 8-47 5-38 Fumbles lost 4 Z Yards penalized 80 78 By DON FORSYTHE Several questions were answered, but as many were not as Nebraska rolled past Wake Forest, 36-12, in its 1970 football opener Saturday. Among the positive answers a Memorial Stadium throng of 66,103 received were that Joe Orduna has two good knees, that rookie Johnny Rodgers is .as, exciting as he's been advertised, that Jerry Tagge is : better at three-quarter speed than most quarterbacks at their ?. best and that the , Cornhusker defense has the potential to be a typically tough Nebraska unit. Concerns about quality depth and the ability to stop a potent passing-attack such as might be expected next week at Southern Cal were left to speculation. In rolling to a 29-5 halftime advantage the Cornhuskers clearly; established their domination. In the first 30 minutes Nebraska rolled up 308 yards while limiting the Deacons to 57. This was basically the work of the No. 1 units. The reserves didn't fare as well and by a game's end Nebraska had only a 382-222 edge in yardage. Folks expecting a Cornhusker rout were surprised in the early going as Nebraska mistakes staked the Deacons to a 3-0 lead midway in the first quarter. Nebraska opened on a less than auspicious note when it was charged witu a holding penalty on its first play from scrimmage. After an exchange of punts Cornhusker I-back Jeff Kinney fumbled and Wake Forest's Frank Fussell recovered on the Cornhusker 26. -f-i.- i When quarterback Larry Russell connected with flanker Steve Bowden for a 13-yard passing gain the Nebraska defense was faced with a critical situation.. Veterans Dave Wallinc and Jerry Murtaugh came up with a pair of big defensive plays, however, and the Deacons were forced to settle for a 35-yard field goal by Tracy Lounsbury on fourth and 15. The Cornhuskers needed just seven plays to gain the upper hand after Rodgers returned the ensuing kickoff 37 yards.. The big play came on second and 16 at midfield when Tagge scrambled to his left and unloaded a soft pitch to Guy Ingles when the defense started tightening up. Ingles stepped nimbly down the west sideline, avoiding one defender before being bounced out of bounds at the five. Orduna, who missed last season with a knee injury, blasted over left tackle for the touchdown on his first ball-toting assignment. Paul Rogers converted and the Cornhuskers were in front to stay. The Black Shirts gave the offense another quick scoring opportunity when sophomore Rich Glover pounced on Ken Garrett's fumble at the Wake Forest 26 just a few seconds later. Despite a Tagge to Kinney aerial which accounted for 21 Cont. on Page ZD iitei runner. it

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