Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 2, 1970 · 17
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Teammates Ed Periard, Dave Morock and John Adkins, (57), gave Jacobson the opportunity for his first recovery (1) as they caught Colorado quarterback Jim Bratten, (10), behind the line of scrimmage and stripped the ball from him. Jacobson was working from a sitting position at the line of scrimmage (2) but stretched his long arm out to gain control of the ball. , Bob Likes Scoring Statistic By DON FORSYTHE Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney Monday said he wasn't overly upset about Colorado o u t g a i n i n g the Cornhuskers' by 11 , yards Saturday. "The first statistic you look at is the one on the big board," he stated. Devaney, at the weekly Extra Point Club luncheon, said that although the Buffs came up with a new formation the 'general play in the game was not surprising. "We knew Colorado would be tough because of its physical ability," he stressed. Devaney pointed to Paul Rogers' 46-yard field goal, Larry Jacobson's defensive effort which stopped a two-point conversion attempt by Colorado and Jeff Kinney's 79- yard kickoff return as highlights which helped Nebraska turn back the Buffs. "Both our offense and defense was great at times and erratic at times," he said. University chancellor Durward Varner made his first appearance at the Extra Point Club meeting and praised the quality of the Cornhusker squad. "I'm enormously impressed by the quality of these young men," he said. "The high caliber of the young men who play for Bob and his people are a reflection of the kind of men Bob and his staff recruit and the - values they instill in the boys." Cornhusker assistant Bill Thornton gave the scouting ' report on Iowa State, labeling the Cyclones as a "real scrappy" team. "Iowa State has improved tremendously over the last few weeks. The thing they did most impressively was throw the ball," he said of the Cyclones' narrow 29-28 loss to Oklahoma. Big 8 Standings Conftrcnct Gimet W L T Pet Pts opo Nebraska 4 1.000 154 Kansas State . . 4 .800 .647 .500 .500 .333 .500 .000 89 64 72 90 Oklahoma 2 1 Kansas 2 Missouri 2 Oklahoma St. ..1 Colorado . 1 Iowa Stats 0 70 11? 125 113 48 131 All Games W L T PCI PTS UPP Nebraska 7 .938 276 114 Kansas 5 Kansas State .. 5 Missouri 4 Oklahoma 4 Iowa State 3 Colorado 3 .625 .625 .500 .571 .429 .429 .429 200 176 142 119 183 147 139 144 133 153 182 135 150 186 Oklahoma St Caliinlav't Results ' Nebraska 29, Colorado 13 Oklahoma 29, Iowa State J Kansas State 17, Missouri 13 Oklahoma State 19, Kansas 7 ' This Week's Game Nebraska at Iowa State Kansas at Colorado Missouri at Oklahoma Oklahoma State at Kansas State FOOTBALL . Midwest Black Hills St. 13, Southern (S.O.) St. 7 South Dakota 52, Augustana 23 NE Missouri St. 35, NW Missouri St. 7 Southwest Henderson ft. 14, SW Missouri 12 New Mexico 35, UTEP 16 New Mexico St. 32, North Texas St. 31 Ouachita 35, . Austin College 28 Texas Tech 3, Rice 0 . West Texas St. 33, Texas (Arlington) I South Memphis St. 33, Southern Mississippi 0 (TpSS Monday Pro Football Cincinnati v. Pittsburgh, 8 p.m. (7). Iowa State Highlights 11:55 p.m. (7). ' A wvu MfikU pilfer. ;: M Tj On Williams By DAVE NIGHTINGALE Chicago Daily News Special 4 Detroit It was all a mirage. It didn't really happen. The Minnesota Vikings really didn't "pick on" substitute Detroit defensive halfback Bobby Williams here Sunday in their 30-17 "Super Bowl preview" victory over the Lions. Forget that Viking quarterback Gary Cuozzo threw over, under, around and behind Wil it 'I Bobby Williams seen the purple gang from the northlands (6-1) move one full game ahead of their Lions (5-2) in the National Conference's Central Division race a one-game lead that is likely to be standing two weeks hence when the Lions invade Minnesota for a rematch. In football, or war, it's common sense to hit your opponent at his weak spot. And for Detroit the. Achilles Heel was left defensive cornerback. Detroit all-pro Lcm Barney was an injury victim of the rugged Lions-Bears game last week, showing up with a bad ankle and knee. In midweek, he was listed as a "doubtful" participant. Into the breech stepped a fourth-year man from tiny Central State (Okla.), an original llth-round draft choice of the St. Louis Cardinals named Bobby Williams, a former all-State Nebraska halfback from Lincoln High. Williams, known affectionately to his teammates as "Wild. Child," has good speed and is used as a kick return man. But on defense, a Lem Barney he's not. "We didn't plan to go after him . . . it. just worked out-that we completed several passes in that direction," Grant insisted. ' V ' Seeing Makes Believing ' "Look, we can't afford to believe what we read in the papers (that Barney wouldn't play). We just have to wait and see who shows up on the field. And then we test 'em." Cuozzo sent Gene Washington winging on a fly pattern early in the first period against Williams and Gene's catch, good for 35 yards, led to the first of three Fred Cox field goals. ' . Cuozzo then started working. Henderson against Williams and lean John hooked in front of Bobby for, a 10-yard catch, then outran him on the next play for a 40-yard completion to set up the touchdown that put Minnesota ahead to stay (at 17-14). ' . ',' "I wasn't aware who was defending against me," Henderson Insisted with a straight face. "I didn't realize Barney wasn't in there. ' ' - , , "Yes, a good receiver should know who he's working against . . . know the moves of the man who's covering you. Maybe someday I'll be a good receiver. But right now, I'm still worKing nara to learn uungs use moves aim uui duuimes and . . ' The next time the Vikings got the ball, Cuozzo pitched to Henderson for 14 yards over Williams, then "just put the ball up in the air (for Washington) and let Gene run, under it." Gene ran under the ball 41 yards downfield from the line of scrimmage, grabbed the ball over Williams' head and tumbled into the end zone for a touchdown to make it 24-14. , . ',(.. Vikes' Cli'ant: Save Williams The "save Williams for another day" chorus continued in the Viking locker room.' -. "He was right there on mosf of the completions," declared Grant. "It's just that our receivers made cood catches." "Williams couldn't get to me, oh the short passes because he was in a zone defense," said Henderson. "We just went to the right (Williams' area) because Cuozzo did a fine job of reading the defenses and the openings were over there," said Grant. Henderson and Bobby Grim, made catches in front of. Williams in the second half, giving Cuozzo an 8-10 day in-that area, and "Wild Child" started getting wilder. On one fourth-quarter play, he got into a fight with Minnesota guard Jim Vellone. ("That could have been our worst move .of the day if Vellone had got Williams thrown out for fighting," laughed one of the Vikings.) ; ' '' And on "the. next play, Bobby clipped a Minnesota player during, a Detroit punt return 1 to' climax a, day he'll never forget. " , ".' ' '" ... v - It was just like the Lions' Alex Karras once said: "Football is a contest in embarrassments." And the most embarrassed of all was "Wild Child." ' ITU liams for 8 of his 13 completions and 175 of his 253 yards, to break up what looked like would be a close ball game. Minnesota coach Bud Grant insisted his game plan wasn't to hound and harass Williams. Viking receiver John Henderson said he didn't even know Williams was in the game. So it all has to be one big mistake. The ' crowd of 58,210 and a regional television audi-, ence just didn't know what it was seeing. But they did know they had Majors Expecting Top Effort Ames (UPI) - Iowa State coach Johnny Majors, proud but sad for hfs football team, anticipates "the best from them" this Saturday when the Cyclones meet No. 4 ranked Nebraska at Ames. The Cyclones will be coming off a 29-28 closing game defeat to Oklahoma when they faca the Cornhuskers, a squad Majors says is the best football team Iowa State plays this season. Iowa State jumped out to a 21-0 lead over the Sooners in the first quarter Saturday. However, Oklahoma fought back and won with 2:24 left on 'a two-point conversion run by Greg Pruitt. "I was literally almost sick for the football team that they didn't win it," Majors said Sunday night. But', he said, "I've never been prouder of a group of football players in my life as I was Saturday. I doubt if Iowa State has ever seen a better team." "One thing we'll have to work on this week is our running," . Majors said. "It was really disappointing." . Despite the loss Saturday Iowa State's fourth straight in Big Eight competitionMajors said the Cyclones will be carrying a "winning attitude" into their game with Nebraska. "I think we're getting better, but I'm convinced from what I've read and seen about Nebraska they're the best football team we'll face this season," Majors said. Otto Stowe, who caught six passes for 143 yards, took over the leadership in the career yardage by a Cyclone. The 143 yards gives Stowe 1,446 yards, topping the 1,411 figure set by JimDoran. iiiiiii'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiliiiiiiii'iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiig Pittenger Reluctantly Taking Orders 1 University of Nebraska ticket manager Jim Pit- tenger said Monday that he is reluctantly ac- ceptfng ticket orders for I a possible post-season I bowl game. ' . 1 "It's more work to send them back than to keep i them," he said, "but we I are returning any checks which accompany the I orders." - , ' i Pittenger indicated that 1 the . early requests for tickets are getting no 1 priority. "They'll be 1 considered as being received on the day we announce that ticket i sales will open if we go to a bowl," he said. 1 He indicated that if an 1 order specifies a certain bowl and that Nebraska I would not go to that bowl the order would be I I thrown away. I ' If the order is made for I 1 "any bowl" it would be I retained. In the event I Nebraska Is invited and I accepts a bowl bid 1 Cornhusker . fans who . ordered tickets would be 1 billed by the ticket of- 1 fice. ' ' , iiiiiiiiiiiiiiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiniiiiiiiffi BlandaV Field Goal Ties Chiefs Brawl Boosts Raiders Kansas City UP) Old man George Blanda chuckled all the way home. Nobody would blame Otis Taylor if he didn't go home. Ben Davidson was sort of caught in the middle. Len Dawson was an innocent bystander even if he was flat on his back. These were the principal figures in perhaps the most bizarre drama in pro football's long history. Blanda, at 43 the game's oldest player, kicked a 48-yard field goal with three seconds left Sunday to give Oakland a 17-17 tie with Kansas City. It boosted the Raiders into first place in' the American. Conference's West Division and left the Chiefs in third. Taylor, the Chiefs' wide receiver, started a brawl with a minute left by punching Davidson, Oakland defensive end, after the latter had jumped on Dawson, the Chiefs' quarterback. . Players from both benches Ashland After Big Upset By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer Note to Ashland High football boosters: Save this article for coach Lee Roy Swansdn. He might like to read it after the season is over. Swanson's gridders cracked this week's Class B top ten ratings after a big victory over previously No. 2 ranked Blair, but the Bluejay coach is only worried about final opponent Wahoo. , "I told the boys before the Blair game," Swanson recalls, "that we'd been on the edge of the top ten most of the season and that we'd probably make it with a win over Blair. Now I don't even want to read a paper until the season is over." Swanson knows that his stay in the top ten will be a short one and Ashland's first winning season in many a moon will be a rather h ollow . accomplishment if his club, doesn't get by, Wahoo this weekend. "It will also be :for the Capitol Conference championship," he says. "We both go into the game 3-0 in league play." Ashland opened the season with four straight wins and hopes to end it the same way. In the middle came a single loss to Class C leader Elkhorn. "It's been quite a while since the school had : a winning season," Swanson says, "and nobody around,, here can remember when we were last rated." . Senior halfback Rich Lutton, I who r made all ' five Ashland U touchdowns two games ago against Norris, has been . the I Bluejays. offensive leader all I season. . "But we have pretty good j balance," Swanson says. I "Sure, we look to Rich most of i . the time, but if the opposition I keys on him too much we can I count on fullback Rob Sherman j and halfback Ron Pike for big i .-yardage.- They have each had LINCOLN, NEB., MONDAY, NOV. 2 1970-P.M. PAGE 17 spilled onto the field, and the game was delayed several minutes before order was restored. Dawson had just gained 19 yards on a naked rollout that put the ball on the Raiders' 29. Referee Bob Finley stepped off 15 yards beecause Davidson had piled on Dawson, who already had been well tackled and was ready to struggle to his feet. Then Taylor was ejected and the Chiefs had to be penalized 15 yards. The two penalties offset each other, the play was -nullified. The Chiefs got the ball en the original scrimmage Looking Ahead over 100 yards in several games." . Quarterback Rob Sherman runs the offense and Swanson credits the up-front blocking of Doug Metzgar, Mike Welch and the rest of the offensive line for making the running game go. Most everyone plays both ways, with Swanson adding special praise for junior linebacker Herschel Pilcher By Class 1- Creighton Prep (8-0) 2- Bellevue (7-1) 3- Lincoln Southeast (6-1-1) 4- Lincoln High (5-2) 5- Lincoln East (4-3) we,) Comment Fremont slips to seventh after loss to unranked Beatrice. Omaha Benson and North Platte disappear after defeats are replaced by Scottsbluff and Omaha South. Class B 1- Lincolri Pius X (5-2) 2-Columbus Scotus (8-0) 3-Lexington (7-0-1) 4- Ord (6-2) 5- Aurora (7-1) Comment-Something had to give when previously ranked No. 2 Blair lost to Ashland, and the team to disappear from the top ten was Omaha Cathedral, a loser to the No. 2 rated Class C club. Ashland also has a single loss to a Class C team, but that to leader Elkhorn. Halftime Show Mishap New Orleans (iD Part of a man's hand was blown off and three other persons were injured when a cannon fired prematurely during halftime ceremones at the Saints-Rams football game. . Most of the more than 70,000 spectators in Tulane Stadium Sunday were watching as the cannon went off, sending A line, the Oakland 48. They had to punt. Raider quarterback ..Daryle Lamonica went to the air from his 20 to try to overhaul the Chiefs, who had moved out front 17-14 moments before the fisticuffs on Dawson's 13-yard end zone flip to Taylor. Lamonica completed four of five successive passes, and the Raiders wound up with the ball on the Chiefs' 41 with the clock showing eight seconds left. Enter Mr. Blanda. "I knew the kick was good when I hit it," Blanda said. "They get a stupfd penalty, and of Blair and Ralph Vest wnen he talks about the defense. Swanson, in his first year as head coach after two seasons as the assistant at Ashland, says the winning season is helping give everyone more pride in the team and the school. Now he just wants one more win. Then he can start reading the paper again. Nebraska Prep Ratings Virgil Parker A 6- Omaha Ryan (5-1-2) 7- Fremont (6-1-1) 8- Grand Island (5-3) 9 Scottsbluff (6-2) 10- Omaha South (4-3-1) 6 Laurel (8-0) 7- Sidney (7-1) 8 Auburn (8-0) 9- Ashland (7-1) 10-Blair (6-1) splinters from a ramrod hurtling through the air. Injured were David Wid-dieombe, 22, and Leslie Germain, 24, both of Memphis, Tenn; William Bagley, 32, and Betty High, 21, both of Metaire, La. Widdicombe and Germain, members of a ceremonial drill team, were loading the cannon when the charge fired. The all of a sudden we get a tie, and we're in first place. How does a tie feel? It feels fantastic." Taylor said he didn't know "why I was thrown out of the' ball game. I just grabbed Davidson and was holding him down. "He piled on Len with a ; pretty hard blow ... and when Oakland takes a shot at him like that, it's up to us to protect him." Referee Finley described the incident as "a continuing action foul. Play was not over until both penalties had been cleared." Hank Stram, the Kansas City coach, said he had talked with the official and "he didn't explain anything. No one seems to know what happened." John Madden, the Oakland coach, said 'There's nothing like a win but when you're down with a few seconds to play, you have to feel a little elated to get a tie." Soutar St. Louis Leade St. Louis ffi Dave Soular and Nelson Burton Jr., a pair of righthanders who between them have equally divided 14 professional bowling titles, lead a 16-man contingent into Monday's finals of the $50,000-Bellows-Valvair Open Bowling Tournament. ' Soutar, of Gilroy, Calif., a pro for 10 of his 30 years, and winner of two titles this year, came up with a 1,512 six-game series Sunday to move 80 pins ahead of Burton, of St. Louis, who has won four Professional Bowlers Association crowns this year and is a front runner for Bowler-of-the-Year honors. Soutar's pin total was 5,650 and Burton 5,570. Soutar will be among those competing Friday through Monday in the Lincoln PBA Open tournament at Hollywood Bowl. He will compete Friday in a pro-am event and Saturday, Sunday and Monday for a $32,000 pro portion prize fund. The sixteen finalists (21 game scores): Dave Soutar, Gilroy, Calif. 5,650. Nelson Burton Jr., St. Louis 5,570. Bobby Knipple, Long Beach, Calif., 5,527. Dale Glenn, Los Anqeles. 5,401. Les Zikes, Palatine, III., 5,348. Skee Foremsky, Houston, 5,331. Bill Tucker, St. Louis, 5,270. Mike Orlovsky, Endicott, N.Y. 5,W. Wayne Zahn, Tempe, Arli., 5,235. Ted Haun, Huntington, W. Va., 5,221. Wayne Johnson, Walnut Cove, N.C., 5,221. Dave Harrell, St. Lou's, 5,rM. Don Russell, San Dieqo, 5.2C6. Mike McGrath, El Cerrilo, Calif . 5,201. Dick Ritger, Hartford, Wis., 5,:l. Wayne Sheridan, Richmond. Va., 5,187. Injures Four shaft used to push the charge into the barrel splintered and sailed into the east section of the stadium, striking Bagley and Miss High. She and Bagley were treated for cuts. Germain was hospitalized with severe lacerations. Widdicombe underwent .surgery. He lost three fingers of his right hand and part of the hand below the fingers. l

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