The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on January 1, 1971 · 21
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Thp Lincoln .Star 21 1 rui Friday, Jan. 1, 1971 is WEB SPORT S1GMIS . By Hal Brown ' Sports Editor, The Star ft New Year's Resoufions . . Miami - Helping some folks out with their New Year's resolutions: , - . ; Male jockeys at Fonner Park , Not to band against female rider Pinkie Smith if she should decide to return to the Grand Island race meeting this year. Female jockey Pinkie Smith Not' to out-ride the:boy jockeys every lime out at Fonner Park. Nebraska senators Not to introduce a bill to raise the pari-mutuel tax on horse racing. - No Punches From Woody Ohio State football coach Woody Hayes Not to .punch any writers in the nose following today's Rose Bowl game. Thoroughbred Pago Moon Not to make any more statements to writers that might upset the jockeys again. World-Herald writers Wally Provost and Howard Brantz To stop printing every rumor we hear before checking it out. Nebraska race track managers Not to increase the number of races on which exacta wagering is allowed, . thus leaving a few of the dummy bettors with coin or two in thoir pockets for meal money. Alabama football coach Bear Bryant To refuse a bowl invitation is my Crimson Tide ever goes 1-10. Melton Avoid Temptation Nebraska linebacking coach John Melton To avoid the nagging temptation to begin working out with end coach Tom Osborne. Cassius Clay Become a hero to the American public by enlisting in the U.S. Army after my fight with Joe Frazier regardless of the outcome of the bout. Council Bluffs heavyweight Ron Stander . To get serious about my boxing career, get back in shape and start boxing again. . Race car owner Ed Smith Not to get upset when every racing story that appears in The Lincoln Star doesn't contain something about my car or my driver. Notre Dame football coach Ara Parsegbian Not to run the score up on Texas today. Nebraska basketball coach Joe Cipriano To bring Oklahoma City and coach Abe Lemons back for the second Husker Classiic. Omaha City Council To air condition the Civic Auditorium since Omaha does have at least a couple of days of hot weather each summer. More Equal Voting The Associated Press To revamp our ratings board so that each section of the country has an equal number of voters rather than giving 12 votes to Ivy Leaguers and only four in the Big Eight. Nebraska football fans To remember 1970 the next time the Huskers go 6-5 or worse under coach Bob Devaney. TV moguls To stop delaying sports events' to sell a car or some other product. NFL commissioner Pete Rozelle To come up with something besides a coin flip as a final means of selecting qualifiers for pro football's playoffs. Pro sports performers To stop those silly strike threats and realize that we are far better, off than the average working stiff. ' "..'". College athletes To realize that it's a privilege and not a right to compete in intercollegiate athletics and to cam our education by that means. Shame On You, UPI United Press International-To pay more attention to regional happenings so that in future years a player such as Ne-braska's Jerry Murtaugh, named Big Eight Player of The Year, won't be left off our ail-American team. Mutual clerks at Ak-Sar-Ben-To punch the ticket Hal Brown asks for so that when he does pick one of his rare win-ners, he'll get to collect on it. KFOR's Dick Perry and Bill Wood To allow John Melton to take over The Morning Show for one week. Orange Bowl Committee To put the press in a bit classier hotel than the Regency in future years. ' Basketball fans To let whatever class we have over-rule our animal instincts in our treatment of visiting teams. Nebraska bankers To have an understanding of their problem when the notes come due for fans attending the Orange Bowl game here. -QUARTERBACKS KEY- Bowl Tili Hinges On Aerials Sugar New Orleans T It has all the appearances of a rapier against a broadsword, but the Sugar Bown football battle between fourth-ranked Tennessee and the ambitious Air Force Academy Friday could hinge on '.he performance of two quarterbacks. ' Tennessee's Volunteers, beaten but once this season, rate a strong 10-point favorite's role over the twice-beaten Falcons who will make their first showing in the New Orleans New Year's Day game, expected to draw a full house of more than xn.nno for the 12 n.m. CST kick- off, televised nationally by ABC. 1 Bobby Scott, a senior quarterback from Rossville, Ga., will direct the Volunteer offensive. Scott accounted for 1,697 yards with his passing this season and threw 14 touchdown strikes. The 6-1, 195-pounder will be looking - for split end Joe Thompson to penetrate the Air Force defense since Scott found him for 37 completions during the season. On the other side, Bob Parker will be at the throttle for the Air Force. Parker owns about all Air Force passing records and accounted for 2,789 yards on 199 completions during the year, with 21 tosses going for touchdowns. His chief target will be flanker back Ernie Jennings whose jet speed cleared him to catch 74 passes during the season for 1,289 yards. Both teams have solid ground attacks. Fullback Curtis Watson is the anchor man for Tennessee with 789 yards during the regular season while Falcons tailback Brian Bream ran for 1,276 yards. Tennessee villi be making Its fifth showing in the Sugar Bowl but owns only one victory. The weatherman says the front which brought heavy midweek rains to New Orleans has moved on and forecast clear and cool weather for the game. Truth Will Be Known After Clash By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor ' Miami Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney has been telling writers here all week how tough the LSU defense is; and LSU coach Charlie McClendon has been telling those same writers that he doesn't see how his Tigers can stop the Husker offense. - ' ; , '' ' But the talking and the speculation will end at 8 p.m. tonight when the two teams line up here In the 37th annual Orange Bowl Classic. ' i "The talking" is-over; now," McClendon. pointed out at the final press conference for the two head coaches Thursday morning.. "Now rwe've got to go., down on that, field and decide things' " " ' i . The LSU coach explained-that: from Thursday morning until game time, the only preparations to be made are mental ones and Devaney agreed with him partially. r "If we naven't gotten everything done by now except for the emotional preparations, we're not going to get them done," McClendon pointed out Thursday morning. "From here on in, it's all a matter of getting them ready emotionally." Devaney agreed that emotions, can play a big part, but recalled something Southern Cal. coach John McKay once said. "Being emotionally ready is important," Devaney agreed, "But you've also got to have the physical ability. John McKay once said, 'My wife is very emotional, but she's a very poor football player.'" The stakes are high In this one as the players wait out the' long day that accompanies a night game and there's an outside chance they could be even higher by sundown tonight. Conference prestige is at stake with Nebraska being the Big Eight king and with LSU being the Southeastern Conference champion. t There's also the factor of putting your wares on display before a record Orange Bowl crowd of 81,000, plus an additional 50 million who are expected to be watching on the NBC telecast, making this the most people players from either team have displayed their talents before. For Nebraska, this means trying to end a two-game Big Eight losing string in the Orange Bowl with.. Kansas losing to Penn State here two years ago and Missouri losing to the Eastern power last year. ; For the Huskers there also could be the chance of going for the national championship if top-ranked Texas bows' to Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl: and No. 2 Ohio State falls to Stanford w'the Rose Bowl this afternoon. . But Devaney confessed neither of the latter two. factors, are keys in Nebraska's thinking going into the contest. " "Certainly, we don't want the-Big Eight teams to keep losing," Devaney points out, "Because they might quit inviting us (the Big Eight) down here and we like the sunshine. "But I don't think our players have given much thought to the fact that the Big Eight has lost in its . last two appearances here. "As for the national championship, we have no control over those other games and I don't think we can be disappointed if Texas and-or Ohio State win their games. What we've got to concentrate on is just beating LSU." McClendon has said Nebraska's offense the best his team has had to face and that includes Notre Dame. "Nobody else has stopped Nebraska's offense this year and I don't see why we should think we can," he observes. But Devaney counters with, "Notre Dame was scoring more points than we were until they played LSU and LSU held them to three points, which helped us move ahead of Notre Dame in scoring and second only to Texas. "Maybe if Texas had played LSU, we would have been the highest scoring team in the country." The Huskers will take a 37.2 per game scoring average -WEATHER IN FAVOR- Buckeyes' Hayes After 4th Straight Pasadena, Calif. UP) - Ohio State's ground power and Stanford's aerial forensics go on display New Year's Day in the 57th Rose Bowl with the un fa e a t e n Buckeyes favored to pound out another victory for the Big Ten. A capacity crowd of 102,000 is expected for the kickoff at 4 p.m. CST. It will be televised nationally by NBC. The weatherman says things will be brisk and bright. Coach Woody Hayes will be gunning for his fourth straight triumph in the big saucer. His opposite number, John Ralston, has never coached in the bowl. Stanford's last appearance here was in 1941. Stanford won the Pacific-8 championship and goes into action here with an 8-3-0 seasonal record. The Indians lost to Purdue Oct. 3 and dropped their last two games meaningless as far as the Rose Bowl was concerned to the Air Force and California. Ohio State capped its nine-game schedule with a stirring triumph over Michigan, and Hayes will field a flock of seniors who as sophomores in the 1969 game defeated Southern California, 27-16. Included in this veteran group are Rex Kern, the magician-like quarterback who can pass and run; and two rugged running backs, John Brock-ington and Leo Hayden. Stanford counters with its Heisman Trophy winning quarterback, senior Jim Plunkett; a good ball carrier, Hillary Shockley, and an exceptional pass receiver, Randy Vataha. Kern has shared1 duties this fall with Ron Maciejowski, but it Sports Menu Friday FOOTBALL - Nebraska vs. LSU In Oranga Bowl, Miami, Fie., 7 p.m., Lincoln time. BASKETBALL - Nebraska Western it Grand Junction, Colo., Tournament. Saturday BASKETBALL - Big Eight: Colorado at Long Beach State; State Colleges: Per. shlng at Tarklo Tournament; Nebraska Western at Grand Junction, Colo,, Tournament; Western Montana at Hiram Scott. Sunday BASKETBALL Pershing it Tarklo Tournament. The Lineups Offense is Kern, with his option-run, and the 220-pound Brockington who have done most of the punishing. Kern threw for 430 yards and three touchdowns, and gained 430 rushing. Brockington mauled out 1,040 on the ground. Plunkett set a national col-leeiate career record total of fense with 7,887 yards and in 1970 threw for 2,715 yards and added 183 rushing. He connected for 18 touchdown passes and ran for three more. Errors could well decide the game, and here Stanford may be the more vulnerable. The Buckeyes fumbled the ball away only five times and had 13 pass interceptions while the Indians lost the ball 17 times and had 21 interceptions during the season. However, Stanford played 11 games, two more than Ohio State. LSU (9-2) No. Name 81 Michaelson Alexander Elkins Jaubert Demarie Wright Keigley Lee Cantrelle Hamilton Benglis NEBRASKA (10-U-l) Ht. 6-1 6-5 6-2 6-1 Wt. 223 260 220 214 No. Name 9;". Davis 73 Sage 5- 10 218 6- 4 252 6-3 213 6-4 205 5- 11 197 6- 3 195 6-0 207 Ht. Wt. 5- 11 191 6- 3 220 cl Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. Pos. CI. TE So. LT LG C RG RT SE QB HB HB FB Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Sr. Wt. 210 248 216 230 255 248 160 215 196 171 222 Ht. 6-0 6-4 6-2 6-3 6-1 6-4 5- 9 6- 2 6-0 5- 10 6- 2 Name List Newton Rupert Dumler McGhee Winter Ingles Tagge Orduna Rodgers Schneiss No. 85 74 77 54 70 67 88 14 31 20 22 into the game against an LSU defense that is allowing only 8.7 points per outing and gave up more than one touchdown to Texas A & M, Tulane and Mississippi. LSU coaches have said their first goal is to stop the NU running game which centers around I-backs Joe Orduna and Jeff Kinney and fullback Dan Schneiss. . But the Huskers also are expected to throw the ball -" and not out of necessity. "Coach Devaney has given me his game plan," quips McClendon. "He told me they were gonna run the ball and they were gonna tlirow it. What he didn't tell me was when they, were going to run it and when they were gonna throw it." v Both teams use - a dual quarterback system, but under differing philosophies. While Devaney lets his starting signal caller go until he gets in trouble, McClendon will alternate Buddy Lee and Bert Jones by series, substituting an entire offensive platoon rather than substituting by individuals. Both teams also have dangerous punt return games with NU's Johnny Rodgers 26 for a 13.4 average and LSU's Tommy Casanova returning 14 for a 16.3 average and Craig Burns ' running back 21 for a 16.1 average. Both Burns and Casanova . ' have returned two each for touchdowns. And each team has two all-Americans in its midst with Nebraska's Jerry Murtaugh at linebacker and Bob Newton . at offensive tackle and LSU's Mike Anderson at linebacker ' ".' and Casanova at defensive halfback. Casanova also is expected v" to see spot duty on offense. LSU, fifth ranked, brings a 9-2 record into the contest : with the only losses being the 3-0 setback at Notre Dame : and a 20-18 defeat in the opener to Texas A & M. Nebraska, riding an 18-game unbeaten string, comes in at 10-0-1 with " the only blemish being a 21-21 tie with Southern Cal in-'; the second game of the sea'son. STREAK ON LINE Coaches Predicting Last Year Replay Defense CL Sr. Sr. 78 Estay 6-1 233 Jr. 86 Milllcan 6-0 215 Sr. 45 Anderson 6-3 225 Sr. 48 Cascio 6-0 195 Jr. 88 Picou 5-11 193 Jr. 37 Casanova 6-1 191 Jr. 39 Earley 6-0 188 Sr. 15 Norsworthy 5-10 i80 Sr. 30 Burns 5-11 175 Sr. Kickoff 7 p.m Telecast NBC-TV tings. . Broadcast NBC Radio: Pos. ci, LE Jr. LT MG RT RE LB LB LB HB HB S S Jr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. Jr. Sr. So. Jr. Jr. Wt. 222 247 201 238 205 212 208 199 175 180 175 lit. 6-3 6-6 5- 9 6- 2 6-3 6-3 6-2 5-10 5- 10 6- 0 6-0 Name No. Adkins 57 Jacobson Periard Walline Harper Murtaugh Terrio Morock Blahak Anderson . Kosch 75 56 76 81 42 45 43 27 18 24 (CST), Orange Bowl Stadium. KMTV (3) Omaha and KHAS-TV (5) Has- KFAB (1140) Omaha. Dallas ) With fingers crossed and their famed Wishbone still unsnapped, Texas puts its 30-game winning streak on the line Friday against Notre Dame in a Cotton Bowl rematch knowing that a victory could insure a second straight national college football cham pionship. Both coaches Darrell Royal of seven-point favorite Texas and Ara Tarseghian of Notre Dame are predicting a replay of last season's thriller, won by the Lenghorns 21-17 on touchdown with little more than a minute to play "It should be very much the same type oE game as a year ago," said Paioeghian, "but 1 don't know if we can stop Texas' running game. No one has done it yet." Sixth-ranked Notre Dame, 9-1, ' Sooners Tie With Alabama LAST SECOND FIELD GOAL LIFTS OU Houston CD Oklahoma's young Sooners drove 61 yards in the final minutes to enable Bruce Derr to kick a 42-yard field goal with 59 seconds to play to gain a 24-24 tie with Alabama's Crimson Tide in the 12th Astro-Bluebonnet bowl football game Thursday night. It was a wild fourth period, with Alabama first taking a 24- 21 lead as tailback Johnny Musso, fooled the Sooner defense with a razzle-dazzle 25-yard touchdown pass to quarterback Scott Hunter. After Derr's tying kick the Tide covered an onsides kick and quickly moved to the Oklahoma 18 where a 34-yard field goal attempt by Richard Ciemny was wide to the. left with just one second left. -With sophomore speedster Greg Pruitt scoring two touchdowns, Oklahoma jumped to a 21-7 second-period lead and appeared to have things under control until Hunter and Mussd took charge. Aided by a 22-yard interference penalty at .the ty at the Sooner seven, Hunter passed five , yards to David avid Bailey to cut the deficit to 21-14 with just 14 seconds remaining in the first half. Then on the second half kickoff, Robin Parkhouse Orange Bowl History Two Each Paul Lowinwirth, 16, national juvenile 500' meters kayak champion, won two firsts, two "sfflTad two thirds In u i""T5J-Santa Clara 21, Xartadrr nationals, juvenile class, at I 1951-Clemson 15, Miami (Fla.) Hanover, N.H. last summer. 1933-Miami (Fla.) 7, Manhattan 0 1934-Duquesne 33, Miami (Fla.) 0 1935-Bucknell 20, Miami (Fla.) 0 ' 1936-Catholic U. 20, Mississippi 19 1937 Duquesne 18, Mississippi State 12 1938 Auburn 6, Michigan State 12 1939-Tennessee 17, Oklahoma 0 : 1940 eGorgia Tech 21, Missouri 7 1941 Mississippi St. 14, Georgetown 7 1942- Georgia 40, TCU 26 1943 Alabama 37, Boston College 21 1944- LSU 19, Texas A&M 14 1945 Tulsa 26, Georgia Tech 12 1946- Miami (Fla.) 13, Holy Cross 0 1947 Rice 8, Tennessee 0 1948- Georgia Tech 20, Kansas 14 1949-Texas 41, Georgia 28. 1952 Georgia Tech 17, Baylor 14 1953 Alabama 61, Syracuse 6 1954 Oklahoma 7, Maryland 0 1955 Duke 34, Nebraska 7 1956 Oklahoma 20, Maryland 6 1957 Colorado 27, Clemson 21 1958 Oklahoma 48, Duke 21 1959 Oklahoma 21, Syracuse 6 1960 Georgia 14, Missouri 0 1961 Missouri 21, Navy 14 1962 LSU 25, Colorado 7 1963 Alabama 17, Oklahoma 0 1964 Nebraska 13, Auburn 7 1965 Texas 21, Alabama 17 1966 Alabama 38, Nebraska 28 1967 Florida 27, Georgia Tech 12 1968-Oklahoma 26, Temcssee 24 -Penn State l8-,-Km 1970-Penn State 10, Missouri 3 covered an Oklahoma fumble at the Sooner 27 and Ciemny made it 21-17 five plays later with a 20-yard field goal. Alabama's Johnny Musso closed out his junior year Thursday night with a 75 per cent pass completion record. On top of that his only completed pass went for a touchdown. Musso, a tailback, tossed a 2 5 y a r d pass for ' his quarterback,' Scott Hunter, as Alabama came from behind in the final period to surge ahead 24-21, then settle for a 24-24 tie with Oklahoma in the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl Classic in the Astrodome. The completion left Musso, who ran for 138 yards, a three-for-four record in the passing department. For Hunter, it was his first pass reception of the year. "And my last," the senior Hunter laughed. Head Coach Bear Bryant of Alabama blamed himself, for the tie, which some consider worse than a loss. With one second to play, Bryant went for a 32-yard gameinning field goal attempt by Richard Ciemny, but it was wide. "I felt I cost them the game," he said; "We should have been trying to - score when we had the momentum up, but I tried to. play it safe." Oklahoma Coach Chuck Fairbanks saw his team lose a 21-14 halftime lead, then manage to tie with a 42-yar field goal by Bruce Derr with 59 seconds to play. Alabama 7 7 3 7-24 Oklahoma 7 M 0 3-24 Ala Moore 4 pass from Hunter (Ciemny kick) OWa Wylle 2 run (Derr kick) Okla Pruitt 58 run (Derr kick) Okla Pruitt 25 run (Derr kick) Ala Bailey 5 pass from Hunter (Genv ny kick) Ala FG Ciemny 20 Ala Hunter 25 pass from Musso (Ciemny kick) Okla FG Derr 42 . A53,022. Statistics Alabama Oklahoma First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles tost Yards penalized 21 229 m 140 14-27-1 4-37 1 50 19 349 66 92 5-7-66 5-37 2 42 was unbeaten until the regular season finale, when Southern ' California beat the Irish 38-28 and ruined the Cotton Bowl classic as a possible head-to- head battle for No. 1 Top-rated Texas is 10-0 and hasn't been beaten since early in the 1968 campaign. The game should be verv similar," said Royal, echoing Paresghian. "Neither team has ; changed much. We both use the same style offense and defense. I don't see much in the way of surprising one another this lafp . That means it 'will be the Longhorns' fearsome Wishbone T ground attack, which led the nation with an average of 374.5 yards a game, against the passing and. scrambling of All-America quarterback Joe Theismann, the receiving of Tom Gate wood and the running of Ed Gulvas. Dennv Allan and Bill Bar. The only factor that mav not be similar fs the weather. The forecast calls for a sunny day in the mid-70s by game time. A year ago there was a nip in the air and the field, which now boats artificial turf, was a mess after a week of rain. Texas is the only team to make three consecutive Cotton Bowl appearances 1962-63-64 and 1969-70-71 while Notre Dame is the first visiting team to come here in successive years. Knights Bomb Amarillo, 4-2 Omaha, Neb. (UPI) A third period brawl saw 80 minutes of penalties dished out here new year's eve as the Omaha Knights defeated Amaraillo 4-2 and retained a lead in the Central Hockey League . The game was stopped for 35 minutes when the fighting erupted There were no serious injuries. The cellar-dwelling Amarillo club took an early lead with a goal by John Stewart, but Omaha bounced back in the second Ipwtod with scores by Mike Pari- zeau and Gary uoaiter. ' Two more tlftiSti&iz&s in the final stanza came from Bill I Hogabaum and Steve Andrascik. mi i rit "Tr n in ii ii m in' i' Hi V rr"V"i rr""--imri 11 t i 1 '' ----- " inh CLOSING FAST . . . Alabama fullback Dave Brungard (20) finds IhiTitStS'tttvsing fast by Otex&z tsh.nden K 175), Ray Hamilton (96) and Gary Baccu (51).

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