The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 18, 1971 · 13
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Saturday, Sept. 18, 1971 The Lineolii Star lit eileetion Of H usher-Gopher ears wot Rivalry. TOUCHDOWN OR LESS DECIDED FIRST FOUR DEVANEY-COACHED WINS OVER MINNESOTA By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor Seniors on this year's Nebraska football team might find it hard to believe that the Nebraska-Minnesota rivalry has been a hard-fought, intense one. This year's seniors Lave been a part of Husker clubs that have waltzed through, around and over Minnesota lis to the tune of 42-14 as sophomores and 35-10 as juniors. But it hasn't always been so easy and they wouldn't have to hunt for a member of the old-timers club to hear about some of the hair-raising experiences that NU fans had in watching Husker-Gopher clashes. They could check with former quarterback Dennis Claridge, who could tell them about the 65-yard touchdown pass to tight end Tony Jeter with 12:42 left in the game at Minneapolis that broke a 7-7 deadlock and gave the Huskers a 14-7 triumph before 61,000 fans, including 5,000 from Nebraska, at Minneapolis in 1963. Or they could stop out at Lincoln Southeast to talk to former fullback Frank Soiich or drop over to a local savings and loan outfit and discuss the 19G4 game with Bob Hohn. In that one, also at Minneapolis, the Gophers' Billy Crockett ran a punt back 80 yards to give Minnesota a 21-12 lead with only 7:52 to play. On the third play after kickoff, NU quarterback Fred Duda wanted to pass, but found that his two primary receivers had been piled up by Gopher defenders. He then spotted Soiich streaking down the middle and laid a pass in his arms for a 45-yard touchdown. But the Huskers still trailed by 21-19. The NU defense forced a Minnesota punt and the Huskers took over again at the Gopher 44, but moments later a fourth down faced them. Duda solved that by hitting Freeman White with a 14-yard pass. A 15-yarder to Hohn got the Huskers to the 18. On the next play, Duda's pass appeared to be intercepted by a Gopher defender, but it slipped through his hands and bounced off his helmet. Husker Kent McCloughan made a desperation lunge for it and came up with it. He plowed through two would-be tacklers at the one-yard line to score the winning points in a 26-21 comeback victory. Or Joe Orduna could tell them about .1967 in Lincoln when the two teams battled to a scoreless first half before quarterback Frank Patrick, hitting on four of five passes, took the Huskers from their own six-yard line to a first down u the Minnesota 25. He then handed the ball to Orduna, who went 25 yards to score the only points in a 7-0 victory. Or Dana Stephenson or Paul Rogers could tell them The Lineups how it was at Minneapolis in 1968 when the Huskers spotted Minnesota a 14-0 lead and still trailed by 14-7 going into the fourth quarter. Stephenson picked off a Minnesota pass and gave the Huskers the ball at the Minnesota 17. Three plays later, Ernie Sigler passed to Jim McFarland, but with 10:60 remaining, the Huskers still had no better than a tie. Sherwin Jarmon gave the Huskers another scoring chance with a pass interception and a Gopher piling-on penalty helped the cause as Rogers booted a 18-yard field goal with only 1:32 left for a 17-14 win. They haven't all been easy! Huskers Moving Up Three Nebraska gridders, who moved higher among the leaders in various statistical categories in the 34-7 win over Oregon, can climb even more notches this week. Quarterback Jerry Tagge, whose 98 passing yards against the Ducks moved him to the No. 1 rung on the NU chart, replacing Bob Churchich, also climbed to seventh in the Big Eight listings. He can move into No. 6 ahead of Bill Weeks of Iowa State (148-50) with 68 yards Satuday and needs only 143 yards to take the No. 5 slot away from Colorado's Gale Weidner (1959-61). With 151 yards, he would move into No. 4, replacing Paul Christman of Missouri (1938-40). Senior I-back Jeff Kinney nailed down the No. 6 spot on the Husker rushing chart with his 124 yads against Oregon and needs only 107 today to bypass Dick Davis, who completed his career in 1968, and 140 yards to take over the fourth position ahead of Bob Smith, who finished in 1954. Kinney's one touchdown last week tied him with Kent McCloughan (1962-64) with 110 ponts on the scoring chart Past Husker Heroes In Minnesota Series DENNIS CLARIDGE KENT MCCLOUGHAN -r-' f?S 7 i " W . , VV ' X , - a fc.t.mtwhJifMff' mffltin menr1 JOE ORDUNA PAUL ROGERS and he needs only one more TD to take over the fourth position from Dennis Claridge, who scored 112 from 1961-63. Junior wingback Johnny Rodgers with 747 pass receiving yards needs only 16 more to supplant Dennis Richnafsky as the fourth leading pass receiver in NU history. Warmath 2-7 Against NU While Nebraska coach Bob Devaney is 6-0 against Minnesota, Gopher coach Murray Warmath is only 2-7 against the Huskers since taking over the Minnesota reins in 1954. His only victories came against Bill Glassford, 19-7, fn 1954 and against Bill Jennings, 25-14, in 1960. Jennings' 1959 squad scored a 32-12 win at Minneapolis. And while Devaney is 9-0 against Big Ten foe, Warmath is only 2-12-1 against the Big Eight, his only wins being those two . against the Huskers. His 1962 Minnesota team tied Missouri 0-0. One String Sure To Continue The Huskers must defeat Minnesota to keep their unbeaten string of 20 intact, but at least one other string is assured of continuing. The game, a sellout long ago, is the 18th straight sellout at Memorial Stadium and barring some kind of natural disaster, it will be the 18th straight 66,000-plus crowd and the fifth straight crowd of better than 67,000. Band To Salute Bands "Bandwagon USA" featuring the music of bands of many kinds will be the halftime presentation Saturday in Memorial Stadium by the Cornhusker Marching Band. From the strains of "Sentimental Journey", the 188 Cornhusker marching men will recreate the excitement of the circus band with "Billboard March"; the Dixieland band with "Way Down Yonder in New Orleans"; the Sunday afternoon park band concert with "William Tell Overture"; the military band with "National Emblem"; the rock band with "25, or 6 to 4"; the western band with "Ring of Fire", and the polka band with "Pennsylvania Polka". ft U U U 6 a KJ Ua I U II V 1 II n fry it I p w 1 u Offense G touts To W 4 II MINNESOTA (1-0) NEBRASKA (1-0) No. Name Ht. Wt. CI. Pos. CI. Wt. Ht. Name No. 83 Kingsritcr G-2 213 Jr. TE Jr. 218 6-1 List 83 78 Babcock 6-4 250 Sr. LT So. 238 6-4 White 72 G2 Tollefson G-l 239 Jr. LG Sr. 221 6-2 Rupert 77 56 Hegland 6-2 230 So. C Jr. 204 5-11 Jamail 50 60 Winfield 6-2 235 Sr. RG Sr. 238 6-3 Wortman G3 76 Buctow 6-5 220 Sr. RT Sr. 252 6-4 C. Johnson 71 80 Hamm 6-3 220 Sr. S E Sr. 107 5-9 Cox 32 10 Curry 6-1 190 Sr. QB Sr. 215 6-2 Tagge 14 48 Henry 6-0 200 Jr. II B Sr. 210 6-2 Kinney 35 45 Honza 6-0 180 Jr. HB Jr. 171 5-10 Rodgers 20 30 Cook 5-10 210 Sr. FB Jr. 215 6-1 Olds 44 Defense 33 MacLeod 6-1 215 Jr. LE Sr. 221 6-3 Adkins 57 70 Irwin 6-2 232 So. LT Sr. 250 6-6 Jacobson 75 60 Schcurer 5-11 248 Jr. MG Jr. 234 6-1 Glover 79 77 Krol 6-2 225 So. RT Jr. 228 6-3 Jansscn 55 39 Chandler 6-1 210 Sr. RE Jr. 207 6-3 Harper 81 54 King 5-11 225 Sr. LB Jr. 203 5-9 Branch 51 50 Light 6-2 240 Sr. LB Sr. 209 6-2 Terrio 45 23 Perl'etti 6-1 195 Sr. M Jr. 199 G-0 Mason 25 20 Alderson 6-2 190 Jr. CB Jr. 184 5-10 Blahak 27 41 Sheridan 6-0 200 Jr. CB Sr. 180 6-0 J. Anderson 18 24 Politano 6-0 180 Jr. S Sr. 176 6-0 Kosch 24 ng est Lea PADRES FALL, 7-5 San Francisco UP) Dick Dietz' three-run, pinch-hit home run highlighted a four-run rally in the sixth inning that carried the San Francisco Giants to a 7-5 victory over the San Diego Padres Friday night. Dictz, 18th home run was his second pinch-homer of the season and his third homer in as many games. It enabled the Giants to snap a four-game losing streak and retain their National League West lead over Los Angeles. Kickoff 1:30 p.m. Memorial Stadium. Broadcasts KKOR (1240), KLIN (1400), KFAB (1110). WOW (590), KRNU (90.3 FM. Gopher Kicker Gains Eligibility Minneapolis, Minn. UP) Minnesota Gopher linebacker and placekicker Lou Clare has been declared scholastically eligible and will see action when the Gophers meet Nebraska Saturday. Clare had missed some practice while attending summer school to make up some classes and while working this fall to regain his eligibility. Clare is rated the best place kicker Murray Warmath has coached at Minnesota. He will do the kicking off, after touchdown and field goals Saturday. The game started out like a comedy of errors, as San Diego capitalized on four San Francisco errors to take a 5-3 lead off winner Juan Marichal, 15-11, after three innings. Only two of those runs was earned. But the Giants, who had dropped 11 of their last 12 games, got going in the sixth, when Dave Kingman led off with a walk and Al Gallagher followed with a single. Chris Spcir's bunt forced Kingman at third, but Dietz blasted his homer while bat- -CONCORDIA AT DOANE- NIAC Play Sends Midland To NWU for Minnesota Saints Activale Back New Orleans UP) - The New Orleans Saints announced Friday that running back Tony Baker has been activated and offensive guard Bob Hudspeth waived to keep the team at its 40-player limit. By STEVE GILLISPIE Star Sports Writer The Nebraska Wesleyan football lost one while Doane gained one for Nebraska Intercollegiate Athletic Conference games Saturday. Plainsman coach Harold Chaffee says starting right guard Steve Foree probably has been lost for the season. But Tiger coach Ray Best says veteran quarterback Leonard King will start against Concordia. Foree injured his knee in practice during the week and Tom Christie is expected to start in his place as NWU hosts Midland. King has recovered from a knee inju-y after missing Doane's 7-7 opener tie against Yankton. "King's return will give the team a big boost," Tiger mentor Best said. "We have to do a good job Americans Grab Lead In Ryder Cup Matches St. Louis UP) Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus paced the United States to a convincing decision over the British in four-ball play Friday as the tour-toughened Americans soared to a 10-6 lead going into the final day's play in the Ryder Cup matches. The heavily favored Americans, down by a single point going into the day's play, made a 4-0 sweep of the morning matches and held off the rallying British 2-lVi in the afternoon play. That gave them a six-point lead going into Saturday's final with 16 singles matches on tap. Palmer and N i c k 1 a u s , a surprise pairing by U.S. Capt. Jay Hebert in the afternoon, had to work hard for a one up decision over a pair of unci a u n t e d British youngsters, Peter Townsend and Harry Bannerman. It was easily the day's best match, with Nicklaus forced to sink a curling, 14-foot birdie putt in almost total darkness on tfie 18th hole for the victory. Townsend and Bannerman birdied six of the first sevea-holes and were two up before the Americans, winners of the last two national team championships, started back in the competition in which scoring is based on the better ball of each two-man team. Palmer and Nicklaus had a medal score of 64, Townsend and Bannerman 65 on the 7,272-yard, par 71 Old Warson Country Club course. against Concordia, we feel this game is the key to our season. "We are not only playing the team who broke our 38-game winning streak but also the defending champion," he continued. "Our players realize the importance of this game and we feel they're ready." Concordia coach John Seevers is cautious in his evaluation of Doane. "By tying Yankton Doane showed they have a tough defense since the nation's leading rusher (NAIA Division HI) plays for them," Seevers pointed out. He was referring to Les Goodman who had 113 yards against the Tigers. "Last year Yankton scored 24 points while holding us to three with Goodman," Seevers said. "And then Doane last week not only holds Yankton and Goodman down, but also scores a touchdown. We were surprised with Doane's defense since they lost so many starters. "But we like to think we also have a good defense and we're pleased with our offense, so it should be a good game." Besides Foree out Chaffee says he may make three other changes. "We'll probably start Dan Howard at tight end, Bob Gill at halfback and Jeff Mun-nis at flanker," Chaffee said. "They've ben looking good in practice but we'll still play a lot of boys like we did last week." Chafee also said he'd start Dave McGrane at quarterback but his backup, Ross Stephenson will see a lot of action. Other state college games Saturday include Dana at Yankton, Drake freshmen at Fair-bury Junior College, Sterling, Kan. ,at Hastings, Northwest Missouri at UNO, Graceland at Peru, Chadron at Dickinson, N.D. and Kearney at Eastern Montana. ting for Russ Gibson. After pinch-batter Ken Henderson walked, reliever Mike Corkins replaced started Steve Arlin, 9-18. Willie Mays walked and Henderson and Mays staged a double steal before Tito Fuen-tes' ground out scored Henderson, capping the rally. Reliever Jerry Johnson earned him his 17th save. John Jeter's single and Nate Colbert's double gave the Padres a 1-0 lead in the first. Larry Stahl's single plus errors by Marichal and Fuentes allowed the Padres to score an unearned run in the second. The Giants bounced back with three unearned runs in the bottom of the second. Willie McCovey's walk, Kingman's single, Don Mason's error, Speicr's bases-loaded walk and Marichal's run-scoring double did the damage. San Diego scored three runs after Enzo Hernandez led off with a walk, Mason singled and Jeter was safe when Marichal made an error on his sacrifice bunt, loading the bases. Hernandez and Mason scored on Speier's error and Jeter scored on Lee's double play grounder, giving the Padres the lead again. Extra Innings At Los Angeles Los Angeles !J) Solo home runs in the eighth and ninth innings by Atlanta's Henry Aaron and Mike Lum put the Atlanta-Los Angeles game into extra innings, tied at 2-2. The Dodgers scored two runs in the fourth inning and held a 2-0 advantage going into the eighth inning. The Dodgers trail the San Francisco Giants in the National League Western Division race. Sports Menu Saturday HORSE RACING Madison, 2:30 p.m. FOOTBALL Big Eight: Minnesota at Nebraska, Memorial Stadium, 1:30 p.m.; Wyoming at Colorado; Idaho at Iowa State; Kansas State at Tulsa; Oklahoma State at Arkansas; Baylor at Kansas; Missouri at Air Force; SMU at Oklahoma; State Colleges: Midland at Nebraska Wesleyan, Magee Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; Northwest Missouri at UNO, 1:30 p.m. Chadron at Dickin-lon, N.D., State; Concordia at Doane; Dana at Yankton; Drake Freshmen at Fairbury J.C.; Sterling, Colo., at Hastings; Kearney at Eastern Montana; Graceland at Peru; Wayne at Emporia, Kan., State; Lincoln High Schools: Scottsbluff at Lincoln High, Seacrest Field, 7:30 p.m. CROSS COUNTRY Nebraska Wesleyan at South Dakota State Invitational. Sunday FOOTBALL Midwest Professional League: Omaha Mustangs at Joliet, III. Monday FOOTBALL Nebraska Extra Point Club Quarterback Luncheon, Hotel Lin. co'n, noon. CROSS COUNTRY Hastings it Nebraska Wesleyan. nw iimiiiu if iiiih i.iiihiiiiiii iuiiw.u. -mm hwm jtm -mmmmm.-mmmm if i muni jiiuhiihi ,i Aw i " ! vt &H V - v Vr ' ,v H si-: ' - -, v I ' . rS "sr -v . . V- fv . zu 1 ? - t 1 . ' ' STAFF PHOTO BY RANDY HAMPTON OOMPH Rockets' Buethe gets upended on a keeper. Partridge Turns Bad Snap nto 8-6 Win For Southeast . . . NORTHEAST DROPS ANOTHER CLOSE GAME By STEVE GILLISPIE 160 yards in the second half and penalty made the Rockets kick Star Sports Writer had eight first downs compared the extra point over and this A high snap from center on a to 24 yards rushing for time the kick was wide to the PAT attempt resulted in the Northeast and one first down. left. winning margin for L i n c o ! n The Rockets scored in the The rest of the first half re-Southeast Friday night. first quarter on a fourth and 10 maincd a defensive struggle Knight quarterback Tom play with the ball on the with the Knights stopping Partridge grabbed the snap Knights' 20-yard line. Northeast on their four just and circled his left end for two Quarterback Gaylen Kennell before the intermission. Michel points as Lincoln Northeast completed the touchdown strike had intercepted a Kennell pass went down to defeat, 8-6. to end Marty Shields with 4:08 on the Knights' 4G but on the Partridge outran four Rocket left in the initial period. Ken- next play Steve Stohr fell on a defenders before an estimated nell had an incomplete pass on fumbled handoff for the 6,000 at Seacrest Field. the play before, but this time Rockets. While the Rockets were on Shields grabbed the ball The first half statistics top in the first half with a 6-0 between defenders Les Buckley showed Northeast had a slight lead, the second half was and Mark Michel. edge with eight first downs to dominated by the Knights. The point after was good by fjve for Southeast, 95 yard Southeast runners ground out Pat Mehuron but a motion rushing to 114 and 56 passing to 12. Stoic Ccscjo Tournsys thSg w a hole and kept them there the Will Be Held In Lincoln Zxz'Tz ball on the Northeast 20 to set By VIRGIL PARKER "The University of Nebraska up the touchdown for Prep Sports Writer was willing to switch the date Southeast. The 1972 state high school of a basketball game (Kansas), Four plays later Thompson basketball tournament, in- but the opponent wouldn't sianted over from three yards eluding all four classes, will change. out for the score with ,ot again be held in Lincoln next On the basketball in the third quarter and set up spring, the Nebraska School tournaments, Cliamberlin said Partridge's run on the PAT Activities Association has an- that a fifth opening-day site in There was a ,ot of aCti th nounced. Lincoln is under cunstdera- roc.t f iha , :,j: The NSAA Board of Control tion. rest,of th? fT, V'' d Kg f has set the state championship "The East High gym couldn't g,i hL" Andv Shdner fn site for all but one of the nine hold the Class D crowds," he SSL 5 J"' sports for which season-con- observed. "We may split the ffl3 ?P? Ket?er paSS eluding tournaments are games for the smaller schools AL S any held. between two gyms that first 1 tWeat Wrestling, gymnastics and day in order to accommodate Northeast S 0 0 0 0 the Class B baseball state everyone." sst - shields- M championships will also be The gymnastics meet will Kenne1 kid aii contested in the Capital City. also be held at Lincoln East. , usnou,hedS,-ThomBSOn 3 run 1 p"tri The winter wrestling tourna- While the sand and grass statisti - ment will be conducted for the greens golf tournament sites ' N first time in Pershing are yet to be determined, the First don5 9 13 Auditorium. ' swimming, tennis, track, cross gJX" y1? ."h 7i "We ran into a conflict of country and Clasj A baseball varda89 22 dates," NSAA executive tourneys are all scheduled in p"'" ".'."5 if i 1 29 5 secretary Les Chamberllnjsays. Omaha. vlTtTU Li 2? m IW 1P inn Spartans Trounce Hastings Hastings Lincoln East struck for four first-half touchdowns within a six-minute span and went on to crush Hastings, 57-7, here Friday night. The Spartans, trailing 7-0, capitalized on four successive Hastings' turnovers to build a ' 28-7 advantage and added flanker Jack Ball's 83-yard scoring run just before the half for 35-7 cushion. Three fumbles and a pass interception set up East's first four touchdown drives, which consumed only 11 plays in 5:41. The lopsided score was surprising in view of Hastings' 8-7 season opening upset win over Lincoln High last Friday. The Spartans, however, needed a quarter to establish their dominance. Linebacker Dick Neal ignited the surge, recovering a fumble on the Hastings' 37-yard line. Halfback Bryce Carlson cracked for 27 yards on the next play and then tied the game with 1:59 left in the first quarter with a five-yard run. Reg Cast's interception set up East's next touchdown which took only five plays to move 29 yards. Ball snagged a 12-yard pass from quarterback Scott Copple for the score. A second fumble recovery by defensive end Phil Mitchell gave East another touchdown two minutes and four plays later. Split end Gene Smith caught two touchdown passes from Copple, the first covering 21 yards m the second quarter and t h e second covering 13 yards early in the third period. East coach Lee Zentic then went to his bench for the rest of the game. A 25-yard touchdown by substitute quarterback Chris Siefkes and a 57-yard gallop bJ third-string sophomore halfback Pat Lehigh highlighted the second-half of-, fensive fireworks. ' Copple's final passing statistics showed six of 13 pass completions for 63 yards and three touchdowns. East .. 7 28 i 16 57 Hastings 7 0 0 07 Hastings John Jacupke. 1-run (Mike Ellerbee, kick). East Bryce Carlson, 5-run (Carlson, kick). East Jack Ball, 12-pass from Scoff Copple (Carlson, kick) East Copple, 1-run (Carlson, kick). East Gene Smith, 21-pass from Copple (Carlson, kick).' Easr Ball, 83-run (Carlson, kick). East Smith, 13-pass from Copple (kick failed). East Chris Siefkes, 25-run (Lehigh, run). East Lehigh, 57 run (Roger Rocke, run). Statistics East Hastings Hastings East First downs H 16 Yards rushing 143 296 Yards passing .. 61 83 Passes 6-16-2 8-19-1 Return yardage 20 36 Penalty yardage 25 4 Fumbles lost . 4 Punts S-U44f.S Mustangs Visit Jolltt For Midwest Contest Omaha (UPI) - The Omafta Mustangs will travel to Joliet, 111., for a Sunday afteraoon Midwest Football LeajwS contest against the JOllet cWgr. The Charger?, with three straight victories, shar th league lead with Quad-Cities.

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