Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 20, 1981 · 15
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Ssorts Weekend Xincoln Journal Friday. Now. 20. 1981 15 Mattes Item Nebraska's Mike Rozler (left) and The By Jimmy 'The Greek' Snyder NEW YORK In week 12 of NFL action: Denver (7-4) at Cincinnati (8-3) Morton hurting and Steve De-Berg Is likely starter. It could be a plus because DeBerg Is more mo-' bile and that will counter full-scale blitz tactics of Bengals. Broncos must contain Pete Johnson and Chris Colllnsworth, Ken Anderson's principal weapon. Cincinnati by 4. i Detroit (5-6) at Chicago (34) Bears plagued by Internal problems. Lions need to win on the road to remain In chase of Vikings. Hippie will keep QB lob even when Oanlelson Is healthy. Kid gets It done and Is certified touchdown-maker. Sims could be the difference In head-to-head battle with Payton. Detroit by 1 . Green Bay (5-6) at Tampa Bay (5-6)- Problems In Tampa Bay as well. Doug Williams sublected to Internal criticism. Starr .cant keep Whltehurst on the bench. : Former starter has thrown six TD passes In last three games. Bucs lack consistency on offense, and have little In the way of running game. Tampa Bay by 3. Miami (7-3-1) at N.Y. Jets (6-4-1 ) Todd will play despite painful rib Injury. Game Is most Important contest for home side since 1969 playoff loss to Chiefs. Jets must contain Dolphin passing attack. Nat Moore (over 200 yards In the last meeting) still hurting and has caught lust one pass In the last five weeks. Jet pass rush, sparked by Kleckoand Gastlneau, the difference here. N.Y. Jets by 2. New England (2-9) at Buffalo (6- 5) Grogan has knee problems, Cavanaugh likely starter. Patriot , offensive line will have trouble against Buffalo pass rush. Joe Crlbbs maior difference. Joe Ferguson has thrown eight Interceptions In last two games, but will regain his touch against' Inlury-plagued Pat secondary that has allowed close io 200 yards passing per game. Buffalo by 6. New Orleans (3-8) at Houston (5- 6) Bum gets an upset here. Oilers are In chaos. Eddie Biles has piles of problems. Fans have responded to Oiler collapse with great deal of criticism. No longer Love You Blue, but a case of Miss You Bum. George Rogers outdue Is Earl. Saint defense- much Improved but Oilers have terrible time stopping run. Houston by 5. N.Y. Giants (54) at Philadelphia (9-2) Eagles got premature Thanksgiving bonus from Lions and won't waste opportunity to stay game up on Cowboys. Scott B runner replaces Phil Slmms for visitors. Eagles have too much talent not to make It 12 straight. Philadelphia by 9. Pittsburgh (6-5) at Cleveland (5-6) Brown defense that contained 49er attack will now be sub-led to fierce challenge by Brad-show and reborn Steeler offense. Pitt defense must contain Slpe and top targets Ozzle Newsome and Dave Loean. Cleveland by 1 St. Louis (4-7) at Baltimore (1-10) Cards remoln up-and-down team while Colts get worse each week. Look for O.J. Anderson to have yet another top performance Phil Bates celebrate Bates', touchdown which defeated Missouri. pro line while Neil Lomax prospers at expense of hapless Baltimore secondary that has surrended 30 TD passes. St. Louis by 1. , San Diego (6-5) at Oakland (5-6) Chargers woeful pass defense on spot again. Marc Wilson has finally "gotten into swing of Raiders' long-ball strategy. Oakland pass rush will keep pressure on Fouts. Oakland by 1. San Francisco (8-3) at Los Angeles (5-6) Doesnt matter who starts at QB for Rams, because Injury-ravaged offensive line cant protect Pastorinl or Haden. And they won't be able to block Fred Dean either. Nlners bounce back from first loss in two months and will be looking to sweep this season's series for first time since 1965. Los Angeles by 2. Seattle (4-7) at Kansas City (7-4) Kansas City has won four of last five but Seahawks are on a roll. Seattle must stop Joe Delanev and keep pressure on BUI Kenney. Chiefs' pass rush and opportunistic play by their linebackers the key difference. Kansas City by 7. Washington (5-6) at Dallas (8-3) Skins have recovered from spotting the rest of the league five games. Joe Thelsman doing masterful lob, offensive line much Improved and Mark Mosley remains a clutch performer. Cowboys smarting from 12-man play In Detroit and will bounce back with top-rated performance on both sides of scrimmage. The Pokes haven't lost to the Skins in Dallas ' since 1976. Dallas by 7. Minnesota (7-4) at Atlanta (5-6) (Monday) Falcon defense not making big plays like a year ago. Atlanta secondary has been torched for 10 TDs in last five games. Kramer could add to that total and keep Vikes In command of NFC Central. Atlanta by 3. Who AP's Top ' - jimmy the Greek's line geles Lakers' owner Jerry Buss, saying l. Pitt (9-0) pi Temple........................... line the excitement is gone from his team, ' 3 SWwii Coach Paul Westhead Thursday 4! Alabama (8-1-1 ) idVe""""!"!! within hours of Magic Johnson's threat 5. Nebraska (M) at Oklahoma................................"....""." Nebraska by 3 to leave the club unless the coach was 6. SMU (9-1) at Arkansas a SMUbyZ ,,. 7. Michigan (8-2) hosts Ohio State.... MlchleonbvS lei8- 8. Texas (7-l-D at Bay lor Texosbv 13 ' Assistant coach Pat Riley was named . Southern Mississippi Sl) at Louisville....... i'"",ir;i!.?ilnt s Westhead's replacement with former 10. Southern Col (8-2) vs. UCLA Southern Col by 3 Mn A . w uii ..-j 11. Miami, Flo. (7-2) at North Carolina State .....Mloml by 7 NBA great Jerry Wert named offensive 12. North Carolina (8-2) ot Dukej...................................... North Carolina by 7 coordinator. Although Riley win offi- 13. Penn state (7-2) hosts Notre Dame..................... .............Penn state by 3 ciauy be head coach. Buss said West will 14. Washington State (8-1-1) at Washington .Washington by 1 J " ttebinbw tta 15. UCLA (7-2-1) vs. Southern CJal.H..u..m..M.M..... Souttiern Cal by 3 a vwai roie in designing ine 16. Arkonsas (8-2) hosts SMU SMU by 2. Lakers' of fense. 17. Washington (8-2) hosts Washington State............................. Washington by t i have appointed Jerry West as of- 18. Brlghom Young (M) hosts Utah...................... No line fpnsivp rtor the tokU" Buss said if. lowo (7-3) at Michigan State....... ............ . Iowa by 7 teem coacn tor iMLaKers, buss saw 20. Arizona state (7-2) hosts Colorado State............................................ No line . at a hastily called Thursday afternoon The NebrtsvOklahoma 001110: Nebraska (8-2) at Oklahoma (S-3-1) - The news conference. "I did not specifically Cornhuskers have already copped the Big 8 title, and subsequently the Orange make someone head coach and someone Bowl blA so mis gome lose some Its flavor from the start. Still, It Is one of the eiaa th assistant nurh game's greatest rivalries and an Oklahoma victory will take some of the edge else asasnl coat:n- off of what has bean a very disappointing season for Barry Swltier and his Soon- "I feel Pat Riley is very capable of 9;lM.TS.?l!llJLr.'',but " Huktr p,oy " m,lr Bowl berth coaching the Laker team but I feel that were still at stoko. fteorosno oy 2. j Mnn, .rj Other games (home team In caps) PRINCETON 8 over Cornell; YALE 11 we need a new offensive coach. I asked - ever Horvord; BROWN 12 over Columbia; Purdue 10 ever INDIANA; Tonnes- Jerry if he would take that job and be-see 4 over KENTUCKY; MARYLAND 14 over Virginia; Dartmouth 15 over raus n reiatinndiin with Pat I feel PENNSYLVANIA; West Virginia 2 over SYRACUSE; MINNESOTA 2 over Wis- J? 'StiSStilm consln; Illinois 31 over northwestern; IOWA STATE 5 over Oklahoma that the two of them can coach the team State; Missouri 6 over KANSAS; Mississippi State 14 over Mississippi (at Jack- together with Jerry In charge of the Olson, Miu.); Texas AIM 7 over TEXAS CHRISTIAN; COLORADO t over Kan- fense in narticular" sas Stole; OREOON 16 over Oregon State; STANFORD 13 over California;. - JffLTt,M mmk HOUSTON 17 over Texas Tech. "IdontlookatthiSasaaKachtype STAFF PHOTO BY HUM6ERTO RAMIREZ oore's OMAHA (AP) Senior guard Jack Moore scored 23 points, and sparked fast-break tactics in the second half to lead the White squad to a 7641 win over the Red team Thursday in the Nebraska intersquad game at Northwest High School. ' Moore, who was 13-for-13 at the line, directed the swift White attack, using four other lettermen break away from a 35-30 lead at the half. Forward Kenny Walton added 16 points and guard Greg Downing added M Wheeler-dealer Herzog at it again By Tha Associated Press Whitey Herzog, that aggressive wheeler-dealer from St Louis, is at it again. Last year, his first as general manager-manager of the Cardinals, Herzog was one of the most active barterers in baseball After participating in a three-way deal Thursday, Herzog promised he wasnt through yet 1 The Cardinals acquired outfielder Lonnie Smith from Philadelphia along with a player to be named later with the Phillies getting catcher Bo Diaz of Cleveland and the Indians picking up pitchers Lary Sorensen and Silvio Martinez. "There's a lot more to come," vowed Herzog, who had acquired Sorensen in one of his many transactions last winter. "Sorensen is probably the one pitcher on our staff who is very unlucky, He should have been more like 11-5 than 7-7. He's a low ball pitcher and should be better on grass than Astroturf." The Indians play on a grass field while the Cardinals have artificial turf. "I just dont feel Silvio was very happy here. A change of scenery should help him. His shoulder bothered him a bit, but the night before the strike he beat Fernando Valenzuela 2-1 and then he didn't win another game." Martinez, 26, was 2-5 with a 3.99 ERA 20 plays ;: By Mike Babcock ' SMM8portiWrMr 1 If last season's Nebraska-Oklahoma football game is any indication, Cofv. busker fullback Phil Bates should have a big day in Norman, Okla, on Saturday. A year ago, NU fullback Andra Franklin rushed for 122 yards in 20 carries against the Sooners. It was a "fullback game." "Every game is a fullback game," Bates said after practice Thursday, noting that his weekly effort cannot be measured in yards gained. "Consistency" that's Bates' standard. The senior from Omaha still will be looking for his first 100-yard rushing game when fifth-ranked Nebraska con- Husker-Sooner tilt on channel 7 The Nebraska-Oklahoma game win be shown to anyone in the KETV (Omaha Channel 7) viewing area, beginning at I p.m, Saturday. Rumors have been circulating the game would be blacked out in Lincoln, but that is not so, a KETV spokesperson Confusion possibly has resulted from broadcasts stating that Nebraska ETV Network in Lincoln (NETV) was unable to secure rights to the broadcast KETV has exclusive rights to the live telecast as a result of negotiations with ABC, NCAA and the two universities. eludes its Big Eight championship season Saturday against Oklahoma. Though Franklin equaled his personal collegiate career-best rushing effort against Oklahoma last year, Bates isnt predicting heU have similar success against the young Sooner defense. Franklin ran trap plays, time and again, and gained 122 yards against Missouri last year; Bates rushed for 60 yards in this year's Missouri game. 23 leads 10 to back up Moore on the White squad. Lenard Johnson, playing center, scored eight points. For the Red team, forward Ray Col-fins led with 14 points, center Victor Chacon scored 13 and forward Jerry Shoecraft added 12. It was the first time the Huskers brought their preseason preview to Omaha, and the game drew a turnout of 725. At least 12 expected busloads of basketball spectators from outstate schools scrubbed the trip because of the weath- in 18 games. He won 15 games for St Louis in 1979. Smith, who win be 26 next month, has hit 539 and .325 in his two major league seasons. Last season he tied Houston's Art Howe for the longest hitting streak in the National League 23 games. Herzog said Smith would play center field for the Cardinals. George Hendrick will return to right field, while three left fielders will be platooned. TSports Friday Football College football preview, 5 p.m., 11 p.m., NU highlights. 11 p.m., 13 Hockey Toronto at Pittsburgh, 6:30 p.m., 2:30 a.m., 3D Other sports Top Rank Boxing, 11:30 p.m., CB Professional Rodeo, 3 p.m., 3D Golf: world Match Play, 9 p.m., 3D Saturday Football College football review-preview, 10:30 a.m., 3) Nebraska at Oklahoma, 1 p.m., O USC vs. UCLA (lolned in progress), 4:30 p.m., O Notre Dame at Penn State, 12:30 a.m. 3) L.A. Lakers fire coach INGLEWOOD. Calif. (UPIi - Los An- NU-Oklahoma lineups NMRASKAU-2) OfftMt OKLAHOMA (5-J-1) No Nam Yr Ht W1 PosWt Ht Yr Norn No 89 Kronk Jr. 4-3 225 TE 221 4-1 Sr. JWIIIiams 86 45 ThelM jr. 4-3 241 LT 240 4-3 Sr. Culver 77 48 Mandolko Jr. 4-1 255 LG 275 4-1 Sr. Crouch 75 50 Rimington Jr. 4-3 283 C 245 4-4 Sr. Bechtold 51 .78 Corlstrom Sr. 4-5 241 RG 271 6-2 Jr.. SWilliams 74 73 Hurley . ' Sr. 4-3 272 RT 290 4-5 Sr. Byford 79 29 Brown Jr. 4-0 173 SE 179 5-9 Sr. Grayson 12 17 Mauor Sr. 6-1 193 QB 180 5-11 Sr. Shepard 8 30 Rozler So. 5-11205 RB 215 6-3 Sr. Rhymes 4 43 Bates Sr. 6-2 215 FB 294 6-0 Jr. , Wilson 32 33 Steels Sr. 5-8 185 WB RB 195 6-1 Fr. ROSS 34 NEBRASKA Defense OKLAHOMA 96 JlWilllams Sr. 4-3 220 LE 201. 4-3 So. Troltt 41 . 97 TWIIIIams Jr. 4-3 250 LT 244 6-4 So. Bryan 80 74 Merrell Jr. 4-4 240 MG 232 6-1 Sr. Lewis 95 75 Waechter Sr. 64 270 RT249 6-4 So. Slater 48 46 Fellcl Jr. 6-1 202 RE 210 6-3 Sr. Whaley 57 35 Damkroger Jr. 6-1 221 LB 221 6-2 So. Benson 38 48 Evans Jr. 6-2 225 LB 213 6-3 So. , Shlpp 49 6 Sims Sr. 4-0 190 M 192 6-0 Jr. Lowell 25 15 Lindaulst Sr. 5-9 180 CB 144 5-11 So. Walker 3 .5 Lewis . Sr. 4-0 190 CB 196 6-2 Fr. Watts 17 2 Krelci Sr. 4-0 178 S 191 4-1 So. Drone 33 Kickoff: 1 :30 p.m., Owen Field, Norman, Okla. Broadcasts: KLIN, KFOR, KLMS, KFAB, WOW. Telecast: KETV, Channel 7. Nebraska relied on the trap again, and Franklin rushed for 104 yards against Iowa State; Bates got 43 yards against the Cyclones a week ago. "I think those teams played the trap better this season," said Bates, who has rushed for 480 yards in 82 carries. He's tied with I-backs Roger Craig and Mike Rozier for the team lead in touchdowns. Each back has five. Bates thinks he can be effective against Oklahoma by taking advantage of the Sooners' quickness. "Sometimes if a team is too quick and pursues well, I have the ability and the speed to cut back," he said. Carrying the football is only part of his responsibility. He can catch the ball, too, but generally, Bates' first job is to block for Rozier or Craig, who have combined to rush for 1,796 yards. Both are within reach of 1,000-yard seasons. For that, Bates deserves some of the credit Whites er, Jack Hallstrom, Northwest principal, reported. The Huskers open their season at Wyoming Nov. 27 and then return home Nov. 30 to face the University of Wisconsin Stevens Point Will the quickness of Thursday night's game be Nebraska's new style? "That's the only way we can play," said Iba, noting, "at least until one of the three junior college transfers develops at center. "They should be able to (move the ball)," Iba said of the team "They're all guards and forwards." - Moore set an early example for all of the veterans and the six newcomers on the Husker squad. "He's just as good as he was a year ago," Iba said. The White squad sunk 18 of 25 shots in the last half for 72 percent shooting. Downing, five for six; Renfro, six for seven, and Walton, six for nine, were the percentage masters. Handy Johnson, the All-American JC transfer, was cold at one for nine. However, newcomer Lenard Johnson was five-for-eight from the floor in the pivot position. The main thing Lenard Johnson and Smith must learn, in their move from the JC ranks, is to play with intensity for a whole game, according to Iba. "They'll play hard for five, six or seven .minutes," he said. "They do a good job for a while until they get a little tired," Iba said. "They're improving every day." Whites 76, Reds 61 REDS Ml) Brett Hughm M 0-? 3 0 ; Ray Collins t-14 M 2 3 14; Jerry Shoecrafr 1-2 o 0 12; Ttrrv Smith 3-5 0- 2 J o; Drew Stonge 0-41-2221; Trent Scarlett 1- 2 1-3 113; John Matike 2-3 2-2 10 ; Victor Chocon S-S 3-4 2 3 13. Totals 25-W !)! 23 12 . WHITES (74) Jack Moore 5- 13-13 0 0 23; Hantfy Johnson 14 0-3 2 4 2; Greg Downing 5-4 04) 3 3 10; Eric Williams 1-4 0-0 2 2 2; Kenny Walton 4- 4-5 4 2 14; Claude Renfro t.70443 12; Lenard Johnson 5-S VI 8611; TohUl M2 14-21 25274. Hoiftlme White 35, Red X. Turnovers Red 20, White Its Field percentage Red .510, White .350; Free throw percentage Red .S7, White .171; Alt. 500 it.). Ainge gets go-ahead TORONTO (UPI) - The Toronto Blue Jays have given third baseman Danny Ainge permission to negotiate a basketball contract with the Boston Celtics, but the American League club hasnt exactly strewn his path with roses. Cliff Lax, the Blue Jays' lawyer, said Thursday the rjermission had been granted, but added it only extends to the end of the month. The club believes Ainge will have so much trouble reaching agreement with the Celtics he might consider giving baseball another chance: of thing," West said. Tm here to help Pat" Johnson, wbo is in the first year ot an unprecedented f25 million, 25-year guaranteed contract shocked team officials Wednesday night by saying be wanted to be traded. Johnson claimed the game was "no longer any fun" and blamed a new offensive setup Installed by West-head. Rozier and Craig make a fullback's job easier, Bates said. "With them, you don't always have to sustain your blocks for a long period of time, and even when you dont get a complete block, a guy (defender) can get a hand on either of them and still not stop them" Bates believes Nebraska won't be stopped by Oklahoma, as the Cornhusk- Jamie Williams to make trip Story on Page 16 ers attempt to build momentum for the Orange Bowl and a possible run at the national championship. "That's the opportunity we've been looking for. When you win the Big Eight good things will happen," he said. Even after a 1-2 start this season, "I thought it could happen," Bates said. "But we have to beat Oklahoma first" According to Bates, it's obvious not everyone believes that can happen. "The fans in Oklahoma think, 'So what? They're (the Huskers) going to the Orange BowL but they still can't beat us.' " Oklahoma has won nine of the last 10 meetings between the schools, with Nebraska's only victory during that stretch coming in 1978, when the Cornhuskers edged what many still consider Coach Barry Switzer's best team, 17-14. That same OU team came back to defeat Nebraska, 31-24, in the Orange BowL Later that January, Bates transferred to Nebraska from Ellsworth, Iowa, Junior College. When he arrived, his objective was not beating Oklahoma. It was "getting a chance to play here," he said. In Bates' redshirt season, Oklahoma defeated Nebraska, 17-14, in Norman. Last year, when the Sooners pulled out a 21-17 victory in the closing seconds, Bates played only on specialty teams. Saturday will be his first and only, real experience in a Cornhusker-Sooner showdown, so he doesnt have much on which to go. "But I think this team will be relaxed," he said. He's not overly concerned about the absence of sophomore quarterback Turner GilL who was sidelined with a severe calf bruise in the Iowa State game. Senior co-captain Mark Mauer will do all right he said. "This is a tremendous emotional lift for Mark. He was the No. 1 quarterback to begin the season and now he's No. 1 again. If things go right he could be the biggest surprise of the game. "Say what you want It'd be great to have Turner, but Mark Mauer can do the job," said Bates. "So can Bruce (Mathison); it's the same deal as far as I'm concerned." As far as Bates is concerned, Saturday might even be his day. He might rush for 100 yards or he might finally break a long touchdown run. "Maybe itH come," he said. A fued had been simmering between Westhead and Johnson for some time centering around the Laker guard's displeasure with the new offense. It reached a climax following Los Angeles' 113-110 victory over the Utah Jazz when Johnson told reporters he wanted to be traded. "I'm going to ask him (Buss) to deal me," Johnson said after the Lakers' fifth straight victory. "I bavent been happy all season and I'm not happy now." When asked if Westhead was the reason for his unhappiness, Johnson said: "Yeah. We dont see eye to eye on a lot of things. It's time for me to go." .Buss, who also owns the NHL's Los Angeles Kings, learned of Johnson's statements while attending the Kings' game against Detroit Wednesday night "I've got smoke coming out of the engine room," he said then, "and it's time to get down there and investigate what's happening." Buss made his decision to fire West-head Thursday morning but said at the news conference that Johnson's outburst had "nothing to do with the ded-

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