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Catch Lifted Irish Luck Ends in Muddy California Trojans Notre Dame Miscues Wa'fera i Win USC 38-28 Spark Statistics N.D. USC 524 226 IrSf. 10 110 'Miff: I 33-56-4 15-24-0 WM First Downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized South- Jk LOS ANGELES' touchdown, which made it 21-7, was a 45-yard pass to Sam Dickerson. The Trojans got two lucky breaks for a pair of quick touchdowns early in the third quarter. Running back Mike Berry of USC fumbled trying to go in from the two and his teammate, Pete Adams, recovered in the end zone for a touchdown.

Mom.nts later, Theismann dropped back into the end zone to pass. He was hit by Willie Hall, a defensive star all afternoon, the ball was knocked lose and tackle John Vella recovered and the score mounted to 38-14. Theismann threw 58 times, connected on 33 for 526 yards and two touchdowns but he was tackled six times for 60 yards while attempting to pass. Notre Dame 7 7 7 7-28 Southern Cal 81 3 14 0-38 ND- "hfisman 25 run (Hempel kick) USC r.jvis 3 run (Ayala kick) USC-Oavis 5run (kick failed) USC Dickerson 45 pass from Jones (Chandler pass from Jones) ND Cieszkowski 9 pass from Theismann (Hempel kick) USC-FG Ayala 9 USC Adams recovered fumble In end zone (Ayala kick) USC Vella recovered fumble In end zone (Ayala kick) ND Parker 46 pass from Theismann (Hempel kick) ND Theismann 1 run (Hempel kick) em California's a n's, rebounding from utter, disaster a week ago, knocked heavily favored Notre Dame out of the nation's unbeaten ranks on a blustery, rainy Saturday 38-28. Eighty-eight thousands seats were sold for this 42nd encounter between the rivals but only 64,694, plus a countrywide television audience, watched the Trojans end the Irish winning streak at nine games and wreck their dream of a first unblemished season since 1949.

Annihilated by UCLA last week, 45-20, Southern Cal, after surrendering a Notre Dame touchdown after the opening kickoff, stormed to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter and led at the half 24-14. The outcome was something of a historical re-run. In 1964, the Irish came west unbeaten and bidding for the mythical national championship. But the Trojans ruined that theme in Sam Dickerson Catch Turned Tide the last minute and 33 seconds for a 20-17 victory. There were no last-minute dramatics in this one but the Irish quarterback, Joe Theismann, kept the Trojans busy and the dwindling rain-drenched crowd entertained with his last-quarter efforts to narrow the score.

The Trojan quarterback, Jimmy Jones, with a brilliant initial effort, completed all seven of his first-quarter passes for 143 yards and one touchdown, all in the first quarter. The UPI TELLPHOTO USC's John Vella (75) and Greg Slough (53) surround Notre Dame's Joe Theismann (7). The Trojans defense turned the tide on Theismann, who threw for 526, yards, by forcing four fumbles and four interceptions in their 38-28 upset over the Irish. State College Stars Shrine Coaches Page 4C Page 2C is LOS ANGELES (AP)-Coach John McKay of the victorious Southern California Trojans termed a spectacular catch by Sam Dickerson "probably the turning point" in the 38-28 upset of Notre Dame Saturday. "He was extremely well covered by (Clarence) Ellis and' it could have gone either way," said McKay of the touchdown catch by Dickerson of a 45-yard Jimmy Jones pass.

That touchdown late in the first quarter gave the Trojans a 21-7 lead and, said McKay, "It gave us quite a boost." The Trojans, one of the nations topated teams early in the season when they tied Nebraska, 21-21, were only 5-4-1 going into their final game after goinng into a mid-year tailspin. Notre Dame had entered the game at 9-0. Near the end of the first half, it was quarterback Jones who suggested USC go for a field goal instead of trying to punch out a long yard for a touchdown. Ron Ayala booted a 19-yard field goal for a 24-14 advantage at intermission. "They had slopped us three plays and the field was starting to get muddy," Jones explained.

"We only led by seven points and three more would help us psychologically." McKay, after first considering going for the touchdown, took his quarterback's advice. Jones readily admitted the wet weather rain started mid-way in the second quarter-bothered his passing. "It was slippery and muddy and I have to compliment Joe Theismann for the way he was throwing that wet ball." Jones completed all seven of his first-quarter passes for 143 yards and wound up the game with 5 of 25 for 226. The Tro-j a switched to primarily a running game in the second half, but the Irish and quarterback Joe Theismann, trying to catch up, were forced to continue passing. Theismann hit 33 of 58 attempts for a school record 526 yards and was voted the outstanding offensive player of the game.

Honors on defense went to Trojan end Willie Hall who turned in eight unassisted tackles the majority having Theismann as the victim behind the line of scrimmage. Disappointed Coach Ara Par-scghian of the previously unbeaten Irish commented: "They just had their day. Everything went right for them. I thought Ellis was in perfect position on the touchdown pass to Dickerson it was just a miraculous catch." The Notre Dame coach, whose team next plays in the Cotton Bowl, added, "We made more mistakes today than we have in any game this season. Although the Trojans played well, ell you have to do is look at the turnovers and that will answer a lot of questions." Parseghian did say the USC offense was the best the Irish faced this campaign and the 38 points were the most ever scored against a Notre Dame team he has coached.

Defensive tackle John Vella, the 256-pound junior who recovered a Theismann fumble in the end zone for Southern California's final touchdown, said, "Our seniors really dserved this one. "We wanted to prove something. The seniors were too good to let a season like this SEC. 8 PAGES LINCOLN, NOV. 29, 1970 Bowl Bound Oklahoma 66-6 Winner LSU Platte Captures Thumps Sooners Super Sophs Crush 'Pokes Tulane Statistics Tulane 16 66 253 33 11-28-2 4-41 LSU 19 116 133 14 8-18-1 6-39 0 34 to two yards on the ground and 205 passing, most of the latter coming in the fourth quarter.

The losers' only touchdown was scored by James Williams on a 15-yard run with 8:11 to play. That made it 59-6. Oklahoma State 000 6 Oklahoma 14 31 14 766 Okla Pruitt 6 run (Derr kick) Okla Crosswhite 21 run (Derr kick) Okla FG Derr 49 Okla Pruitt 67 run (Derr kick) Okla Wylie 4 run (Derr kick) Okla Smith 5 run (Derr kick) Okla Halfman 1 run (Derr kick) Okla Wylie 1 run (Derr kick) Ffrst downs Rushing yardaqe Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles Lost Yards penalized and the league campaign at 2-5. The Sooners' first team left with iVi minutes remaining in the first half after building a 31-0 lead. The starters returned for on series in the third quarter to make it 52-0, then turned it over to another group of talented sophomores and juniors.

Oklahoma's 32 first downs set a school record and the 519 rushing yards were only 18 short of a 17-year-old school standard. The Sooner defense shared the glory by limiting the Cowboys Statistics OSU OU First downs 10 32 Rushing yards 2 519 Passing yards 203 64 Return yardage -3 100 Passes 12-23-2 3-5-0 Punts 9-43 3-41 Fumbles lost 1 Yards penalized ..27 63 NORMAN, Okla. (AP)-Okla-homa's super sophomores hammered and slashed for 519 rushing yards and ew first downs Saturday as the Sooners crushed Oklahoma State, 66-6, in the regular season finale for both Big Eight Conference football teams. A crowd of 60,300 watched rookie running backs Joe Wylie, Greg Pruitt and Leon Cross-white combine for 309 of those yards and five touchdowns as Oklahoma, headed for the As-tro-Bluebonnet Bowl against Alabama, boosted its record to 7-4. The Sooners tied Kansas State for second place in the Big Eight with a 5-2 conference Oklahoma State killed any chance it might have had by making repeated mistakes, winding up the full season at 4-7 Okla Robertson 4 run (Derr kick) Williams 15 run (pass failed) OSU Okla Harrison sv pass trom Robertson (Derr kick) 60,300.

Attendance Franklin Blitzes Wayne 1UU I JtAJ By STEVE GUSS York A hustling Platte College five bolted past shocked Nebraska 93-78, io win the fifth annual Nebraska Junior College Conference basketball tournament title just-graduated freshmen from here Saturday night. Utilizing a speedy lineup of nearby high schools, the Raiders dethroned the Cougars in one of the biggest upsets in the history of the tournament. The Columbus school in only the second year of its existence and beginning its first season in the NJCC, used a wicked fast break and surprising board strength to win the crown. York took consolation honors with a 104-92 win over Northeastern, North Platte took fifth place, beating Fairbury, 69-57, and McCook was seventh with a 116-75 win over Central Nebraska Tech of Hastings. Led by the tourneys most valuable player, 6-4 Dave Kin-caid, a freshman from Columbus, Platte jumped off to a quick 12-2 lead on three back-to-back field goals by Kincaid and were never headed.

Kincaid, who had 29 points in the game and 76 in the tournament, pumped in 19 in the first half as the Raiders hit 50 per cent from the field. Nebraska Western rallied to within three points at 33-30, but trailed, 54-37, at the half. The Cougars could get no closer than 10 points in the second half. All five Platte starters were in double figures with another Columbus graduate, 5-11 Mike Wozny, getting 20 points. Northeastern opened up a 9-1 early lead against York, but couldn't hold down the taller Panthers.

The Blackhawks in- Cont. on Page 3C Tulane Takes i Liberty Bid New Orleans UP) Tulane University accepted an invitation Saturday night to play Colorado in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis on Dec. 12. The Liberty Bowl extended the invitation to Tulane minutes after the Green Wave closed their regular season by losing 26-14 to sixth-ranked Louisiana State. Tulane closed its best season in years with a 7-4 record.

The Liberty Bowl appearance will mark Tulane's first showing in a bowl since 1940 when the Greenies lost to Texas in the Sugar Bowl. FOOTBALL New Orleans, La. IB Sixth-ranked Louisiana Slate scored three times after getting the ball deep in tulane territory and went on to victimize the mistake-prone Greenies 26-14 Saturday night, moving the Tigers a step closer to the Orange Bowl. LSU recovered Tulane fumbles twice at the Greenie 11 and scored touchdowns and drove 30 yards for another TD after a pass interception. Another Tiger touchdown climaxed a 45-yard drive started when the Tulane punter was caught for a 15-yard loss after fielding a low snap.

Fullback Chris Dantin scored three LSU touchdowns on runs of three, two and one yards. Tailback Art Cantrelle got the other on a three-yard run. In all, Tulane lost the ball four times on fumbles and had two passes intercepted. The Green Wave scored on a 23-yard pass from quarterback Mike Walker to Steve Barrios and a one-yard run by David Abercrombie. Abcrcrombie's run with 5:58 left in the game marked the first time in 13 games thn LSU defense had given up a touchdown on the ground.

That score was set up on a 20-yard pass play that carried to LSU's one-yard line. Walker's touchdown pass came early in the third period after LSU had built a 20-0 lead. LSU 0 13 7 6-26 Tulane 0 7 714 LSU Dantin 3 run (Lumpkin kick) LSU Dantin 2 run (kick failed) LSU Cantrelle 3 run (Lumpkin kick) Tu Barrios 23 pass from Walker (Gibson kick) LSU Dantin 1 run (run failed) Tu Abercrombie 1 run (Gibson kick) A 81,233. Peru Captures S.D. Tourney Rapid City, S.D.

Larry Green pumped in 20 points and four other Peru State players hit double figures as the Bobcats defeated South Dakota Tech, 85-82, and won the South Dakota Tech Invitational basketball tournament here Saturday night. Green and Clyde Wilkins, who got 13 for Peru in the championship game, were named to the all-tournament team. Peru 42 4385 S.D. Tech 51 31 B2 Peru Green 20, Perks 17, Montague 15, Brown 13, Wilkins 13, Patton 3, Johnson 4. Tech Dietz IB, Konst 15, Bad Mocasin 14, Vig 10, Kwyzla 7, Schlepp Statistics Wayne Franklin First downs 9 17 Rushing yardage 70 89 Passing yardage 44 235 Passes 6-18-1 14-39-1 Return yardage 88 46 Punts 6-40 Fumbles lost 3 1 Yards penalized 50 55 oM8PCS Nov.

28 "EXCELSIOR SPRINGS, Mo. (AP) Franklin, College scored on three recovered Wayne, State fumbles for a 20-0 first quarter lead and went on to win the 22nd annual Mineral Water Bowl Saturday 40-12. Defensive end Blair Jackson picked up the first fumble on Wayne's 32 and ran it back for Franklin's first touchdown. Here-covered another on Wayne's 39, and six plays later Mike Bailey burst seven yards for the second score. Jeff Craver fell on the third fumble on the Wayne 42, and on the next play Bob Englander took a pass from Bill Powell for the touchdown.

Sam Singleton returned a punt 85 yards for the first Wayne touchdown, and Jim Fletcher scored on a 14-yard pass from Tim Denham for the other. Wayne State 0 0 012-12 Franklin 20 6 014-40 FR Jackson 32 run with fumble (kick failed) FR Bailey 7 run (Hauswald kick) FR Englander 42 pass from Powell (Hauswald kick) FR Powell 1 run (kick failed) FR Alburtus 1 run (Hickman pass Powell) WA Singleton 85 punt return (pass FR Hickman pass from Powell (run failed) WA Fletcher 14 pass from Denham-failed) A 2,500 est. Omaha Knights Hit Fort Worth a in nui 1 1 in 111 -umum 1 11 UPI TELEPHOTO Big Eight Oklahoma 66, Oklahoma Slate 6 Other Colleges East Carolina 36, Davidson IB Southern Mississippi 53, Trinity, Texas 31 Jacksonville Ala. 40, Chattanooga 6 Auburn 33, Alabama 28 Navy 11, Army 7 Rice 28, Baylor 23 Miami 14, Florida 13 Georgia Tech 17, Georgia 7 West Virginia 20, Maryland 10 Memphis State 14, Cincinnati 10 Boston College 54, Holy Cross 0 Texas Christian 26, Southern Methodist 17 Tennessee 24, Vanderbllt 6 Louisville 34, Wichita State 24 LSU 26, Tulane 14 Tampa 49, Florida 7 Bowls ROCKNE BOWL Montclalr St. 7, Hampden-Sydney 6 STAGG BOWL Capital 34, Luther 21 MINERAL WATER BOWL Franklin 40, Wayne State 12 NAIA Playoffs Texas AM 16, Wisconsin State 0 Westminster 20, Ebinboro State Tailback Art Cantrelle (24) of LSU finds the yardage comes easier above Tulane's defensive line than running through it and dives for extra yardage on a seven-yard gain in the Tigers' win Saturday night.

Tar Heels Get I How AP's 1 SPORTS. SLATE All events free unless followed by all times a.m. unless boldfaced for p.m. College Basketball Nebraska at Wyoming, 9:05. Pro Scores Sunday Peach Bid Chapel Hill, N.C.

Ml -University of North Carolina athletic officials quickly accepted Saturday an invitation for their thrice-beaten Tar Heels to meet unbeaten ninth-ranked Arizona State in the Peach Bowl at Atlanta the night of Dec. 30. The invitation to the Tar Heels came from a Peach Bowl official from the press box at Athens, where Georgia was playing Georgia Tech. The official George Crunley, was prepared to invite Georgia if the Bulldogs had won, but they lost 17-7. The Tar Heels are 8-3.

Arizona State is 9-0. Top 20 Fared I 1. Texas (9-0) defeated Texas 52-14. 2. Ohio State (9-0) did not play.

3. Nebraska (10-0-1) did not play. 4. Notre Dame (9-1) lost to Southern Cal, 38-28. 5.

Arkansas (9-1) did not play. 6. LSU (8-2) defeated Tulane, 26-14. 7. Tennessee (9-1) defeated Vanderbilt, 24-6.

8. Michigan (9-1) did not play. 9. Arizona State (9-0) dtd not play. 10.

Mississippi (7-2) lost to Mississippi 19-14. 11. Auburn (8-2) defeated Alabama, 33-28. 12. Air Force (9-2) did not play.

13. Stanford (8-3) did not play. 14. Dartmouth (9-0) did not play. 1.

Toled i (11-0) did not play. 16. Geonia Tech (8-3) defeated Georgia, i7-7. 17. Penn State (7-3) did not play 18.

Northwestern (6-4) did not play. 19. Colorado (6-4) did not play. 20. Washington (6-4) did not play.

Monday State College Basketball Cloud County, Kan. at Platte JC. Tuesday State College Basketball St. Benedict's at Omaha; Northwestern at Wayne; Northwest Missouri at John F. Kennedy; Buena Vista at Concordia; Kansas Wesleyan at Doane; Colby, Kan.

at North Platte JC; Nebraska Freshmen at Nebraska Western JC. Regional NBA Buffalo 111, Portland 95 Baltimore 99, Chicago 91 Boston 121, Detroit 98 New York 100, Milwaukee 99 Cincinnati 105, Cleveland 86 San Dhego 117, Phoenix 116 San Francisco 92, Los Angeles 18 ABA Texas 142, Kentucky 119 Carolina 114, Floridians 113 Virginia 112, Utah 111 NHL Boston 3, New York 3, tie St. Loui Vancouver 1 Minnesota 3, Los Angeles CFL Montreal 23, Calgary 10 Amarillo 5, Kansas City 2 Omaha 7, Fort Wayne 3 Notre Dame Highlights 10:30 a.m. (3). College Football 1970 1 p.m.

(7). Pro Football New York Giants v. Washington, Noon, followed by Los Angeles v. San Francisco, 3 p.m. (6-10).

Pro Football -San Diego v. Kansas City, 1 p.m. (3). Pro Football San Diego v. Kansas City, 12:55 p.m.

(KLIN). Bowling Noon (7). Omaha, Neb. UP) The Omaha Knights scored five goals in the third period to bury Fort Worth 6-3 in Central Hockey League play Saturday night. Trailing 2-1, the Knights' Gary Coalter started the comeback by stealing the puck and scoring while his team was short-handed..

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