Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on December 15, 1970 · 15
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 15

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Tuesday, December 15, 1970
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ushers in Record 1 ; By DON FORSYTHE There were several scoring records which were easily identifiable in the wake of Nebraska's 116-71 rout of the University of Nevada at Reno Monday night. Marvin Stewart's 16 field goals, the team's 51 field goals and 116 total points were quickly documented as new Cornhusker records. Nobody knows for certain if Al Nissen also earned a spot in the record book, but nobody was betting against his 15 assists being the best performance ever by a Cornhusker in that category. "That just has to be a record," beamed Nebraska coach Joe Cipriano, who had given the Miller, S.D., junior his first start of the season against the Wolf Pack. 1'It doesn't matter if you start or not," Nissen claimed. "But it is a little harder to come off the bench and adjust." The 6-3 veteran also contributed 12 points and eight rebounds to the Cornhusker effort against the obviously outman-ned visitors. "We moved the ball well tonight," explained Nissen. "And once we start moving the ball we're tough." None of the 5,350 fans on hand at the Coliseum would argue that point. And none would take issue with another Nissen observation: "Marvin (Stewart) is really a shooter. It's a sure assist when you give it to Marvin." No doubt about it, Marvin was marvelous Monday night. He had only two points in the first 10 minutes as 6-10 Chuck Jura carried the early scoring load. At halftime he had 11. Then the Cnicago senior really started connecting from close range at the tail end of a sizzling fast break and from the corners against the zone defense which was collapsed around Jura. Marvin hit 11 of 14 attempts from the field in the second NEBRASKA (116) fg-fga ft-da 4-6 4-4 tp 12 33 15 i3 a o o 2 Nissan . . , Stewart ... Jura Chalk Riehl Gregory . Peterson . 14-24 12-14 5-4 , 2-7 2-S 1-1 1.1 S-5 0.0 0-2 1-1 2-2 00 0-0 0-0 4-7 Watts 3-9 Christllne 0 2 LeRossignol 0-0 AAunson 1-1 Team rebounds Totals 51-81 14-11 20 in NEVADA (71 ) fgfga ftfta tp 22 17 0 ;o Thomas 9-28 Jones 3-5 Brown 0-3 Wright 7-14 Hixon 1-2 Barrett 0-4 Hall 2-5 Bodihl 3-9 Scoll 0-0 Aopteton 5-15 Team resounds Totals 3045 1- 3 0-0 3-4 '1-2 0-0 0-0 2- 5 0-0 0-2 11-27 15 71 44 114 40- 71 Nebraska 52 Nevaida 31 Allen Hopes for Upsets JL -1- ' Lions Rams 22 20 179 47 164 334 17 47 14-23.1 27-42-1 5-47 3-38 0 0 34 55 First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized LOS ANGELES (AP)-"Wel just have to get ready for the New York Giants Sunday and hope Oakland defeats the San Francisco 49ers." Coach George Allen of the Rams had this observation Tuesday following their 28-23 loss to the Detroit Lions on Monday night. The Rams are at New York Sunday and the 49ers are at Sports Brief s Football A hoodlum known as "Trees" was being sought by police for shooting Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Nate Ramsey in; the chest. Ramsey, shot while walking on a Philadelphia street, was out of danger Tuesday. New York Jets head coach Wceb Ewbank will direct the South squad against Lou Saban's North team in the Senior Bowl Jan. 9. Cincinnati Bengals quarterback Virgil Carter has a badly cut lip and tongue from a Sunday victory over Houston. , Meanwhile, teammate Al Bcauchamp appeared in criminal court on a charge of family abuse. " Former New York Jets defensive back Johnny Sample totd a federal grand jury that he was . blackballed out of, the NFL in 1965. ; Unbeaten Wittenberg College will forfeit all nine of its 1970 victories because starting offensive tackle Rick Mako was ineligible. Mako did not attend any classes but continued to play. An attorney who contested in court that the NFL and city of Miami were violating the Sherman Anti-Trust Act by blacking out local television coverage of the Super Bowl had his suit dismissed by a Miami judge. Other Sports :'A St. Louis Cardinals outfielder, Herman Hill, drowned while swimming near Valencia, Venezuela. : Lee Trevino is pro golf's leading money winner for 1970 with $157,037. Billy Casper was second at $147,372. The ABA Pittsburgh Condors traded guard Charlie Williams to Memphis for guard Harley (Skecter) Swift. Stan Smith clinched first place in the International Lawn Tennis Federation's $50,000 tournament by beating Ken ltosewail 6-4, 6-5. : Lillian Board, 'Great Britain's Snorts Woman of the Year is'near death with cancer. I - Chi Cheng, Formosa's standout sprinter, will marry her Anicrican coach Vincent Reel. Stewart, Nissen Thrash Nevada half to finish 16-24 and take sole possession of the old single game record of 14 field goals he had shared with Herschell Turner and Harold Cebrun. "They gave me the corner and I didn't mind it a bit," smiled Stewart. "This was the first, time we've put together two good halves. Everybody was stressing at halftime (Nebraska led 52-31) that we had to get another good one. "We got quite a few fast breaks going and this hasn't been the case before. We're a running team, but we can play it slower if we have to," he said. In a search for more w - 'Si i It . A-Jf W 18fiK vv 4 js k E I STAFF PHOTO BY JOHN HENNINGS Husker center Chuck Jura (partially hidden) appears to have better control of the ball than Nevada players Dexter Wright (23) and Nate Appleton (45). Oakland as the NFL regular season campaign goes down to the wire. The Lions, having devoured successively San Francisco, Oakland, St. Louis and now the Rams, dropped Los Angeles a game behind San Francisco 8-4-1 to the 49ers 9-3-1 in the National Conference West. Coach Joe Schmidt's Motor City wreckers kept themselves alive in the National Conference Central at 9-4-0 and a chance to make the playoffs. They host Green Bay Sunday. "Our kids have had to win the past four weeks to stay alive. They can smell roses LINCOLN, NEBRASKA TUES., DEC. 15, 1970-P.M. PAGE 15 quickness Cipriano juggled the Cornhusker lineup to insert Tony Riehl at a forward spot and Nissen at guard along with Stewart, Jura and Mike Peterson. "We lacked the ag 1 L ? ir rfs m - 4 because they know they can beat the NFL leaders." The largest Ram turnout of the year, 79,441, packed Memorial Coliseum to see their heroes go down in the nationally televised contest. It wasn't as close as the score indicates. Quarterback Greg Landry skillfully directed a well-balanced offense and the defense checked the Rams on two field goals through three quarters. Roman Gabriel and the Rams came to life in the final period and threatened with 17 points. With 3:07 remaining and All event free unleM followed'-by ; all tine a.m. ubIcm boldfaced (or p.m. Tuesday Local Prep Swimming Southeast at East, 7. Prep Wrestling Southeast at Northeast, 7. Boxing Smoker at Pershing Auditorium, 8. State College Basketball Bellevue at Pershing; Mary Mount at John F. Kennedy; Eastern, Wyo. at Platte. ' Tuesday Hassling 10:25 p.m. (7). eg Little Fry Basketball Eastern Division W IPts. Moose Lodge .., 2 0 ?0 Sunrise Optimist .....2 0 60 Havelock Lions ' Chubbyville ' ' W First National Bank -1 1 43 Western Division W L Pts. Cole Construction 2 0 79 Behlen Motors .-. 1 1 7 Commonwealth Electric 0 2 49 Whitehead "66" 0 2 37 National Bank Commerce 0 2 34 Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Whitehead "66" v, National Bank Commerce 7:30 p.m. Behlen Motors v. Commonwealth Electric 8:30 p.m. First National Bank v. Moose Lodge Thursday 7 pm. Haveiock Lions v. Cole Construction I p.m. Sunrise Optimist v. Chubbyville I 116 - 71 gressiveness we'd like to see in our rebounding, but we were able to run better because this lineup is more capable of running," he said. . "I thought Stewart and Jura were outstanding. They shot well and played unselfishly. Nissen had a great floor game," he added. Stewart had six assists and sophomores Riehl and Tom Gregory five apiece as the Cornhuskers cut up the Nevada defense. . Peterson enjoyed one of his better nights with 13 points and 10 rebounds. The big lefthander put the Cornhuskers at the century mark with 5:15 re. maining as he canned his sixth field goal in seven attempts. . - x. f 4; MSB ft I r - -'it i in Wake of 28-23 trailing, 21-16. Los Angeles launched a rally from its own 17. It ended abruptly when middle linebacker Mike Lucci intercepted a Gabriel pass and ran it back 12 yards. Three plays later, following a 22-yard keeper scamper by Landry, Steve Owens, the 1969 Heisman Trophy winner, went in from the four to sew it up, 28-16. Los Angeles did travel back 65 yards for a touchdown but at that stage it was meaningless. The Ram coach blamed a tripping penalty called on the Rams as the key mishap. On Detroit's Lcm Barney )) y n rl i . yVW . - ,fv. 111 i fv " f i f v; vv, -. mi ;i) d i 5 it . , I. . Wi4i -s Ai jLs tmir: ilyj, ? i k I i R out Jura, averaging over 70 per cent from the field, was 12-14 and had 12 rebounds as he continued his exceptional play. Hitting a blistering .617 from the field the Cornhuskers topped the 100 mark for only the fifth time in their 73 seasons of play. The previous high of 111 was registered three seasons ago against California State of Fullerton. The 51 field goals easily shattered the old mark of 44 scored against Missouri in 1967. The final 45-point margin was the greatest Nebraska victory spread since Jumbo Stiehm's 1913-14 team ripped Cotner College, 56-11. Outside Practice For NU After three days of indoor workouts, Nebraska's Orange Bowl-bound football team got outside to practice in Memorial Stadium Monday. It was a brisk, chilly workout, prompting head coach Bob Devaney to be poetic as he left the playing field: "Oh, somewhere in this favored land, the sun is shining bright; The band is playing somewhere and somewhere hearts are light . . ." Devaney recalled the lines from Casey at the Bat as he noted, "it sure does get chilly when the sun drops down behind the stadium." Devaney observed that the first look at Louisiana State's game films produced no great surprises. "They're just as tough as we thought," he said. "Anybody who can go to South Bend and play Notre Dame like they did has to be a pretty good football team," he said. Devaney characterized the Tigers as being "a good all-around team with good balance and certainly the best defensive team we've faced this year. "This is a good-sized team. It's not the small, fast Southeastern Conference team like we've seen before," he said. "I had a chance to talk to some Notre Dame players and they said that LSU had some fine athletes." Nebraska flanker Johnny Rodgers suffered a dislocated finger while attempting to catch a pass Monday, but x-rays indicated there was no fracture and he's slated to be back for Tuesday's workout. fourth and three, Detroit had to punt from its own 25. The penalty not only advanced the ball to the Lion 40 but cost the Rams badly needed possession of the ball midway through the final quarter. Owens, got his chance when rflmilqr riinninir ViqpIt Ta1 T?arr icgutai iuiumij,uo.iv was injured on his second carry Of the J'OUng game 15 yards and Went tO the pits With a shoulder dislocation. Schmidt Said later he didn't know how long Farr would be :.,: sidelined. Owens was more than ade- quate. He scored two touch- downs and gained 66 yards- AP W1REPH0T0 (20) hurdles two of his own players into the waiting arms of Los Angeles tackier Willie Ellison (33) on this kickoff return. Ratings QU Darkhorse Sllllfflc J Tb ITT 1m. Starts Cage Season? ; doing the Rankings Shuffle with UCLA at the head of the line. KANSAS CITY (AP) - The State ahead 21-20 with 5:37 left But college basketball teams Oklahoma Sooners could be the in the first half, and the ; just moved a couple of steps big darkhorse of the ap- Wildcats never let Vanderbilt- Tuesday among the top 10 and proaching Big Eight Con- catch up again. Bob Zender's : a few put their best foot for- ference basketball campaign. 18 points and 16 by sophomore ; ward in the rest of the bunch. The Sooners notched victory steve Mitchell paced Kansas ; The same faces appear in the No. 6 Monday night by downing State. ... Top Ten, headed bv UCLA's Alabama at Tuscaloosa, Ala., Gene Mack of Iowa State got . indomitable Bruins, No. 1 with 79-70. They have been beaten 27 points to spark the Cyctone . 33 first place votes and 712 only once. He hit on nine of 11 first half , points from Associated Press Nebraska made its record 5-1 St .tmthr o!; : sportswriters and broadcasters with a 116-71 triumph over the f touls in ttie game' tnree on:. around the country. University of Nevada at Reno nsas- - South Carolina, same as last in a home court performance in Jlpff u T J,s, Billv week is No. 2. The Gamecock-s which four Cornhusker records J-as ; polled four first place ballots wereset. m n secondg left and 6a0 points 62 behind the Kansas State and Iowa State the cOWdOVS Tony Kraus had front-runners Last week, also scored impressive vie- u d at 71.71 on a; LCLAledby52. tones The ildcats 3-2 ayUn Kraus was Oklahoma- The top five spreadeagled the defeated V a n d e r b 1 1 1 1 at st fe, eadi scorer with 22 ' rest of the field. Penn picked Nashville, Tenn., 81-74, and jntg up two places for sixth with 286 Iowa State. 2-3, surprised Missouri, 4-1, is the only Big" points, Notre Dame dropped Arkansas 86-77 at Ames. Eight team in action Tuesday.' one to seventh, with 283, and Oklahoma State, 3-3, lost to Tne Tigers are host to-Southern California moved up a Texas at Austin, 72-71. Washington University of St..' spot to eighth with 258. Bobby Jack fired in 28 points Louis. Drake, No. 7 last week, skid- in Oklahoma's decision over c .,.. ded to No. 9 with 257 points and Alabama. The Sooners pulled lowa 8b' Villanova remained 10th with down 54 rebounds to 33 for the Arkansas iowa state r 192- Crimson Tide, and once led by sRg ,00 f United Press International's 16 points. Mooney o m a Gibagn 2 0-1 board of coaches also had Ernie Kusnyer put Kansas Lee H,2 5!yilder 5 U '2- t.riT 1 -ii. on f oj f 1 M- Brown 0 0-0 0 Robinson 0 0-0 0 LCLA On top With 32 Of 34 first Tabor 0 3-5 3 Johnson 0 0-0 0 place ballots going to the uiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiillilillllliilllilllllllllllg MBu0rphy 1 olMoler 2 11 Bruins. South Carolina was se- Heider 1 2-2 4 cond, but from there on down, TioLoia I .I",a,s To,als 3'M:3U 11. u 1 j h jr Am liOAVl JL 1CKCIS Arkansas 3? 3877 the chart differed from AP's. f i. 0wa state si ss-et . , .,, Fouled out Vint, Lee Jacksonville Was NO. 3, 1T:l:m, "1V Total fouls -Arkansas 2i. lowa Stat 25 followed by Kentucky, Mar- 1 Mailing Aeai n., t. . .... C!kaSh ZJSi I Completion I 1 OKLAHOMA ALABAMA Villanova. gf-t gft The Jayhawks were the only University of Nebraska ffdn 'J j garner 3 o-o Big Eight team mentioned. athletic ticket manager Rav 2 0-1 4 House s i 13 They were No. 8 on UPI and Jim Pittenger acknow- JfS? U iiLynci? ! " ii 12th on the AP list. 1 ledged Monday night that J0unee$ J J , la Shipment Of tickets Fernando O 2-2 2 Wilkie 1 0-0 2 AP i- 1 nil , Burks 1 04 ! from Louisiana State has Totals 31 w-21 79 Totals 27 H.22 n 1. UCLA (33) 4-0 712 rnpnVincVor fane oc Oklahoma 38 41-79 2. South Carolina (4) 3-0 650 given UimnUSKer tans aC- - Alabama 32 38-70 3. Kentucky 4-0 i24 cess 0 S(1me 15 nnf) Or- S Fouled out None. 4. Marquette (2) 4-0 497 l a"1Ile la'uuu ul Total fouls-Oklahoma 17, Alabama 17 5. Jacksonville (i) 5-o 43 ange Bowl seats. A 7,112. 4. Pennsylvania 4-0 86 .,, iato-::::::::io ?i i TSii in I Texas ,2 0k,ahoma st-71 ?. Drake -o '57 all of our tickets in the Oklahoma st. texas '10. Villanova 4-0 1M :! u Tiipeinv nftpr- GFT GFT Second Ten: 11. Western Kentucky (1781; mail Dy ilieSQdy dlier Jeffries . 5 5-6 15 Black . 7 10-12 24 - 12. Kansas (176); 13 .Indiana (123); nOOn," he Said, "but We Kraus ... 4-5 22 Howden 4 6-7 H nessee (69); 15. Utah State (67); 16. Oregon ' Mullen .. .7 2-3 16 Brstrhous 7 0-0 14 (65); 17. (tie) New Mexico State and nave been SlOWed a little Alford .. 3 O-O 6 Dukes 2 2-3 h Florida State (33); 1. St. Bonavenlure Wcp u-p'rp snpnHintt clacK 4 0-0 12 Blacklock 5 1-1 11 (32); 20. Norm Carolina (24). e uecause we re spenoing s Louis , 2 3 Other teams receiving votes, listed al- rn n r P timp flnswpritlE? phabetically: Army, Bradley, Colorado diiawciuifa s To,as 30.1471 To,aJ UV).rin State, Eastern Kentucky, Fordham, Hous- questions On the phone Oklahoma State 36 35-71 ton, Illinois, LaSalle, Long Beach State, :i: ,-,,, Texas 34 3871 Louisville, Minnesota, Mississippi. North inan mailing XlCKetS. Fouled out: Jeffries. Carolina State, Niagara, Ohio, St. John's. " 0f the People who S To,al fouls: 051J 17, Texas ,4, A 4000, UPI had ordered by Dec. 1 1. ocla (32) (4-0) s 1 under our priority system f-8 1, .nJ' 2. South Carolina (2) (31) 291 win ... f. fc f . VANDERBILT KANSAS STATE a ktuckv (4-0) .".""'.".'!i!-.!207 i' MaroueMe (4-0) 160 i51XTcam(!rnia()-::::::::::::io S'rilSi3 14-0) 3 :K '"r'niYl! Wtern iciniicky (54)1 12. Drake (30); 13. Utah State (27); 14. North Carolina (19); 15. Indiana (16); 16. New Mexico (13); 17. Colorado State (10); 18. Florida State (9); 19. Lona Beach State li '20. St. John;s, N.Y (7). Others receiving votes: Oregon, Army, Minnesota and Illinois. Only 34 of 35 coaches participated in votinj. Loss which was 19 yards more than the entire Ram rushing output. Gabriel gained 323 yards via the air and threw two touchdown passes. It was the most yards Gabe had ever gained but it went for nothing. Detroit 7 7 7 721 Los Angeies 033 17-23 DET Taylor 2 run (Mann kick) DET-Owens 6 run (Mann kick) uZlt Z 21 DET-McCullouch 26 pass from Landry (Msnn kickl LA Smith 17 pass from Gabriel (Ray kick) la-fg Ray 29 DET - 0wens 4 run (Mann k,ck' kkAfTruax s pass ,rom Gabriel lRay with thn!P whn rlirl nnr i . lI10Se WI10 01(1 "0l fan into a priority group i but had ordered by Nov. i 15 he estimated 1 But, With Some 18,000 I rflmipsfc fnr tipl-ofc 'ioro requests IOr IlCketS, ulere Will be Some disappointed , , , rr Cornhusker fans. SnilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllF. Some Coin Flips a -ark i Appear Possible By Associated Press Brother, can you spare a dime? Or whatever kind of coin Pete Rozelle wants to flip to settle the National Football League's playoff picture. What hath Rozelle wrought? A state of confusion in which a coin flip could send a team to the sidelines while the winner of the toss goes after the 525,000-a-man Super Bowl plum. The simplest way of explaining the mess is this: If there is a two-way deadlock either for first place in a Arnhlt 5 '-1 11 Smith 5 0-4 :o : Maves 2 0-0 4 Snider 1 8-9 10 Tms j ; webe?" 10 " mkuX s 1.3 iu loT ? ii IK. ' K Maddux 11I1? Thacker 10-0 2 'fals 25 24J0 73 Totals 33 15.28 01 Kansas State 35 46-81 Vanderbilt 30 44-74 Total fouls: Vanderbilt 19,' Kansas Stali 23 Fouled out; Kansas State, Hall. ' A-14,000. division or the best second-place record in a conference, the first tie-breaking formula is the season's games between the two teams involved. If they broke even or did not play each other, the next step " is intra-division records for. settling division races and in-, tra-conference records for determining the best second' place team. If a comparison of intra-division races still leaves a tie, then intra-conference records are used. Finally, comes a coin toss. Nine games Sunday will in-. volve playoff contenders, with the clash in New York between Los Angeles and the Giants the only one matching two pretenders head-to-head. The other key games find Houston '. at Dallas, St. Louis at' Washington, Green Bay at Detroit, San Francisco at Oakland, Buffalo at Miami, Boston at Cincinnati, Cleveland at Denver and Kansas City at ' San Diego. Detroit's 28-23 triumph over Los Angeles Monday night' boosted the Lions' hopes and dampened those of the Rams, but really did nothing to assure the winner a playoff berth or eliminate the loser. All it means is that the Rams must win or tie Sunday to have any chance at the Super Bowl. The Giants would win any two-way tie for first in the NFC East while a St. Louis-Dallas deadlock would go to the Cardinals. The Rams would come out on top in a standoff with San Francisco in the NFC West. In the AFC Central, a Cleveland-Cincinnati tie would go to the Browns. Victories by the Giants, 49ers. Dolphins and Bengals would put thoso teams in the playoffs no matter what the other contenders do. If the Cowboys and Lions both win, too, Sunday, a coin flip would decide which team would land in the playoffs. Does the loser get to keep the coin, Fete? I

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