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Tampa Bay Times from St. Petersburg, Florida • 37

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i I 1 15) 2) Kiel sum OAKLAND (UPI) For the fifth time this season Sunday, George Blanda was the Oakland hero, this time booting a game-winning 16-yard field goal with seven seconds left to allow the Raiders to hold on to first place in their division race with a victory over the San Piego Chargers. Mike Mercer, a former Raider, kicked an 11-yard field goal with 4:46 left to tie at 17-17 and thd Raiders then marched to the line before calling on Blanda. In four other games, Blanda, 43, oldest active pro football player, engineered three victories and a tie. His kick Sunday gave the Raiders a 6-2-2 record and a full-game lead over Kansas City in the AFC West race. The loss evened San Diego's record at 4-4-2 and dropped the Chargers two full games behind Oakland.

Blanda kicked an 18-yard field goal before Mer-(See BLANDA, 5-C) 'SJ By George! nlis Again Stpelrriibur0 OTimra nasaiim awiiiiiittiiittitwiiMMitiii'iTTtiiiiiiiiiHTiiiiiijiiiiiiiiMii mm! linn iimiinifiinnii r'nTTn r-r" J- Cotton-Picking Irish Leave Orange On Limb A Times Wirt ervlcet Monday, November 23, 1970 CLASSIFIED LSU wins its remaining two games. "Because of the provision, we will have to assess the situation in the event of a loss or a tie by LSU in their last games if they win their next two, they'll be the Southeastern Confer The Orange Bowl Committee, rebuffed by Notre Dame, Sunday night invited Louisiana State to meet Nebraska on New Year's night on the condition that ence champions," said Keith Phillips, head of the Times are changed with him who marries; there are no more by-path meadows, where you may innocently linger, but the road lies long and straight and dusty to the grave. Puerisque" Robert Louis Stevenson, 1881. 1 to ve, OOO ARA PARSEGIHAN players decided. Bowling iFSU'a Peterson: We can beat anybody in bowl s-c The lineup: Who, when, where 6-C amage, appiness i i He said Orange Bowl scouts will contniue looking at other teams, but that the Bayou Bengals have the best chance of meeting the Cornhuskers.

Phillips said he has no personal preference of an opponent, should LSU tie or lose one or both of their remaining games. "If they do win, then our bowl is complete," he said. "If they don't win, we'll have to reassess on the basis of what teams are available at that time." The loser of the Texas-Arkansas game would then be a prime candidate. LSU lost to Notre Dame 3-0 In a hard-fought game In South Bend Saturday that did little to dim the prestige of the Bayou Bengals. LSU Coach Charlie McClen-don said in Baton Rouge Sunday evening that the tentative invitation had been extended and that the Orange Bowl committee had given him permission to announce it.

It was learned that many Orange Bowl committee selection members favored waiting until Dec. 5 to see the outcome of the LSU-Mississippi and Texas-Arkansas games before selecting the second team. McClendon said he told the Orange Bowl Committee, "We want to earn our way into your bowl. After that game with Notre Dame, I don't think we would disappoint any bowl." LSU's remaining opponents are Tulane and Mississippi. The Notre Dame announcement that the Irish will go to the Cotton Bowl was made by the Rev.

Edmund P. Joyce, executive vice president and chairman of the faculty board in control of athletics. Notre Dame coach Ara Par-seghian said members of the team voted to return to Dallas where the Irish were beaten Staff Photo by Norman Zelsloft Marilynn And Rod: They Met On Her Birthday In 1968 In Minneapolis "This was their decision. They did want to return to Dallas to play the champion of the Southwest Conference," Father Joyce said. The Irish, 94 after the victory over seventh-ranked LSU, also had invitations to the Orange Bowl and the.

Sugar Bowl in New Orleans; "We're delighted to be able to go back to Dallas," said Parseghian. "We played a great football team there a year ago." Parseghian told newsmen that the school and the team had a difficult time making the decision. "They had a major problem making a decision trying to anticipate what might hap: pen." Parseghian said' referring to the Dec' 5 battle be-' tween Texas and Arkansas. A victory by Texas over the Razorbacks would give the Longhorns, the nation's No. 1, team, an undefeated season and a bowl rematch with the Irish.

An Arkansas victory would give the Razoracks, ranked sixth in. the nation, a shot at Notre Dame. By FRED GIRARD Of The Times Staff Times are changed for Rod and Marilynn Carew now. They're married. They're a young couple facing the same troubles and uncertainties every other young married couple must face.

Plus a few unique ones of their own. There's religion, for one thing. Rod is Episcopalian, Marilynn Jewish. There's Rod's occupation for another thing. He's a professional baseball player for the Minnesota Twins.

Not just any baseball player, either he's one of the best. Rookie of the Year, 1967. American League batting champ, 1969. Stole home seven times in 1969, tying Pete Reiser's major league record and breaking Ty Cobb's ancient American Leape record. The two problems merged when the question of mar rlage arose.

''''v "It was the kids, that's all we were worried about," Marilynn said, propped up comfortably in an uncomfortable motel room chair. Rod was in St. Petersburg playing in the Winter Instructional League, strengthening the injured leg that kept him out of play since last June. Marilynn smiled quickly, and it does wonderful things to her bluish-greenish eyes. Rod is more serious, listening carefully, speaking slowly, considering his But he smiles quickly too.

Especially when he looks at Marilynn. "Our children will be raised Jewish," he said. "And I'm thinking about converting. It was all my own idea I was on a road trip and started thinking about it." "He'll be gone so much you see," Marilynn said. "As far as Rod's religion is concerned, whatever he believes in I respect.

He said the same thing about my religion, but we were both concerned that the children would be directed only one way. We took about a five-month vacation from ning. Rod wangled Marilynn's phone number, and soon they were dating. And soon they fell in love. And then there was another problem not a problem for them, really, but for other people.

Rod is black. Marilynn is white. "I didn't really think about it," Marilynn said. "I know I didn't like him at first, but that was because I thought he was cocky. But I never really thought about color, there was never any 'should I or shouldn't I' because he was black.

The high school I went to was integrated. I grew up with all kinds, it wasn't as though I had been sheltered. We were always friends with every walk of life. And I went three years to the University of Minnesota, and it was the same there." "I had dated white girls before," Rod said. "I think the first time was when I first came up to the big leagues in '67.

But I never considered it a factor. I never looked at a girl's (See CAREW, each other last year, we didn't see each other at all. and that was one of the main reasons." "We know then what was going to happen between us," Rod put in. "We didnt know if there was a future for us. We knew what kind of people mom and dad (Marilynn's parents, religious people both born in Russia) were, and we didn't want to hurt them in any way." The romance began in classical form in May 1968.

It was Marilynn Levy's birthday, and a girlfriend had taken her to a nightclub in Minneapolis to celebrate. Rod was there with a friend, and his friend wanted to meet Marilynn's friend. He had a flash. He'd introduce famous star Rod Carew to them and score with ease. "Hi," Rod's friend said brightly.

"I'd like yoU both to meet Rod Carew, the baseball player." "So?" said Marilynn, who didn't know second base from a cheese Danish at that time. "Why don't you bring Tony Curtis and Rock Hudson over Refusing to be cowed by this rather inauspicious begin 21-17 in the 1970 Cotton Bowl contest by Texas, the nation's No. 1 team in 1969. (juK yV-i V-' 34-17 vm Find Too Dolphins nese More Fro Football: Pages 2, 5-C three plays later. Griese hit Noonan with the 51-yard touchdown three plays after Baltimore's Bay Gardin fumbled a Miami punt on the 46.

Noonan took Griese's pass on a dead run, nearly lost his drive that included a 20-yard pass to big John Mackey and a 22-yard pass to Ed Hinton. Baltimore's final touchdown came with 6:12 left in the game at the end of a 53-yard drive. 1 Bait Miami First downs 20 12 Bushing yardage 1109 115 Passing yardage 18t 136 Return yardage 8 Passes 22-36-2 10-16-O 1 Punts 6-13 Fumbles lost 2 0 Yards penalized 34 85 lean Football Conference, scored touchdowns on a four-yard Johnny Unitas pass to Roy Jefferson in the second period and a two-yard Unitas pass to Tom Mitchell with 6:12 left In the game. O'Brien also booted a 38-yard field goal with 11:27 left in the first period for the Colts, now 7-2-1 for the season. Miami's record is 6-4.

Griese scored his 15-yard touchdown with 13:16 left in the second quarter to cap an 80-yard drive that Included a 23-yard pass to Warfield. Warfield scored on his 27-yard pass from Griese on a play set up when Baltimore's Jim Duncan fumbled a kickoff on the Colts' 25 and Larry Sei-ple recovered for the Dolphins. Griese hit Warfield footing, recovered and sped untouched into the end zone. Unitas, playing with a sore throwing arm, threw his four-yard touchdown pass to the speedy Jefferson with 6:45 left in the half to cap an 80-yard i 7 17 8 34 8 7 7 17 Baltimore Miami BORROW Si MIAMI (UPI) 2. Bob Griese ran a 15-yard touchdown on a draw Sunday 4 and threw touchdown passed of 27 and 51 yards to power the Miami Dolphins to a 34-17 upset of the Baltimore Colts.

The Dolphins, avenging a 33-0 loss to the Colts three weeks ago, scored touchdowns on a 27-yard Griese to Paul Warfield pass in the second quarter and a 51-yard Griese to Karl Noonan pass with 7:09 left in the third period. Miami scored the first touchdown of the game when safety Jake Scott thrilled Orange Bowlans by takings a Jim O'Brien punt on the run at the 23, cutting up the middle, veering to the right sideline and going into the end zone untouched with 8:10 left in the first period. Garo Yepremian, Miami's Cypriot soccer-style kicker, booted field goals of 43 yards in the second period with 16 seconds left and 46-yards with 3:23 remaining in the game. The Colts, leaders In the Eastern Division of the Amer- AUTO PAINTING tZTl 3 COATS OF BAKED ON ANY NEW CAR Bait FQ O'Brien 38 Mia Griese 15 run (Yeprem-. ian kick) Mia Warfield 27 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick) Bait-Jefferson 4 pass irom Unites (O'Brien kick) Mia FO Yepremian 43 Mia Noonan 51 pass from Griese (Yepremian kick) Bait Mitchell 2.

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