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Oct. 19, 1975 ULS A1U1ALS SLMJA. KEdlSTER 5D WIREPHOTO (AP) 28 doodles Fisrragarai 1 Statistics and I was just coming up on 1 First downs Rushes-vards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Nebraska Okla St. M-251 131 3-1 a 4-1 it 45-149 2-10-1 9-41 433 Penalties-yards -SO Nebraska 14 7 7 SCORINO Oklahoma Stat 7 1J 020 Neb O'Leary I pass from Farran-gamo (Coyle kick) Neb Ferragamo 1 run (Coyle kick) OSU Miller 5 run (DaipJe kick) Neb Ferragamo 1 run (Covie kick) OSU Miller 4 run (Daigle kick) Neb Jenkins 10 pass from Ferragamo (Coyle kicks) OSU Miller 23 run (kick failed) A 48,500 seemed darkest, the Cowpokes came soaring up like that jack-in-the-box' when the lid comes off. Only seconds before the end, a sun-baked throng estimated at 48,500 was standing, yelling throats raw to do or don't, after Nebraska's Randy Lessman proved he is a better infielder than a high jumper.

Bad Day for Thomas Lessman, a junior from Sioux City, is the Husker punter and, on this day, he was kept busy tracking down the wide-ranging center snaps of senior Tom Thomas, who was having a bad day. Twice earlier in the game, Lessman had taken snaps on Buckeyes breeze Badgers fall, 56-0, as Johnson scores two more touchdowns the bounce and that doesn't do much for a fellow's con fidence. Now, with 2 minutes left and scrimmage the Husk er 40, Randy stood ready for another snap. Instead of a dribbler he got a boomer, coming high over head. "I jumped up and tried to catch it but it went off my hands.

It's probably a good thing I didn't catch it. They had a 10 man rush on and probably would have blocked and maybe got a said Lessman. Jones Makes Big Hit Instead, Cowpoke end Bobbv Douglas covered on the 23 and the home team was in bust ness smacking, smack ing, smacking until it was third and one on the Husker two. Miller took a pitch, started around left end and that seemed a wise call. The swift sophomore from Colorado Springs, had pounded for 93 yards in 19 tries.

Quick as a cat, cornerback Chuck Jones swooped in and made a big, big hit. "We were in a goal-line fire Statistics Wisconsin Ohio SI 17 22 54-112 62-373 70 33 0 106 11-21-0 2 6-0 6-49 3-47 10-5 00 1-15 2-20 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards (roniHO Wisconsin 0 0 Ohio Slate 7 21 14 1454 Ohio Johnson 1 run (Klaban kirk) Ohio Johnson 5 run (Klaban kick) Ohio Fox 75 punt return (Klaban kick) Ohio Greene 7 run (Klaban kick) Ohio A. Grillin 10 run (Klaban kick) Ohio Willott 7 run (Klaban kick) Ohio Logan 16 run (Klaban kick) Ohio Gerald 1 run (Klaban kick) five times and lost the ball on three fumbles the first eight times it gained possession. Ten Fumbles The Badgers did not cross midfieid until midway in the third quarter. In all, the swarming Ohio Stale defense recovered five of 10 Wisconsin fumbles and intercepted one pass.

Senior safely Tim Fox provided the most electrifying play of the day, when he ran back a punt 75 yards for his first collegiate touchdown. Hayes, in his twenty-fifth season at Ohio State, gained his 207th career victory and moved into fourth place on the all-time career victory list behind Amos Alonzo Stagg, Pop Warner and Bear Bryant. the pitch, said Jones, who caused a three-yard loss. And with time rapidly expiring, Miller was hauled down on the five by Jerry Wied and Tony Samuel. Lin Sidelined Nebraska took over and ran out the final seconds, thereby avoiding super drama.

Place-kicker Abbie Daigle was out with an injury and the cowpokes probably would have had to go for two on any touchdown. "I'm awfully pleased that we won. 'You have to give great credit to Oklahoma State," said Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne. "I thought we had them put away at half- time, but Bobby Thomas' fumbled punt changed that." The Huskers led, 21-7, at in termission and did seem in despite several key losses. Terry Luck started at quarterback, got a finger in his eye and never returned However, Ferragamo eased that situation.

Craig Bruises Knee Bob Martin, regular defen sive end, nas fought a leg problem all week. He started but had to depart early. And after taking the opening kick- off 45 yards and almost break ing it, Curtis Craig was an early casualty. 'I really bruised my right knee," said the sophomore from Davenport, who played at both wingback and I-back He's scheduled for more duty at I-back and is expected to be well for Saturday. Nebraska's first touchdown came after Martin had recov ered a fumble on the Cowpoke 16.

It took four plays, one a 13-yard run by Thomas. After penally, Ferragamo threw an eight-yard scoring pass to John O'Leary. First Road Venture This was the first road ven ture for the Huskers, who have played it cool and cautious at home. They got fancy this time, after Ferra a 43-yard pass to Thomas and a fancy 19-yard 'bootleg" run by Vince. "We were in a special for mation.

I turned and faked the counter sweep, they all cot fooled and I had clear sailing to the four," he said. He scored on a sweep. The Cowpokes responded by moving 48 yards in eight plays and Burk had started looking mighty good. Charlie Weatherbie and Jimmy Derrick, rated one-two at quarter back, both were out with in juries. On the basis of Saturday's performance, getting back might not be so easy.

Burk rushed for 107 yards in 17 car ries, hit three of seven passes CoC, KNO('K-KNO('K Dewey Selmon, Oklahoma defensive ate, smashes together the heads of Kansas State's quarlerb ack Joe Hatcher (11) and fullback Verdell Jones just after a handoff. There was three-yard loss on play and Sooners went on to 25-3 victory. Stioners beat Kansas State for 70 more. The Cowpokes gained 319 yards, about twice what the Black Shirts normally have given up. Miller used his sprinter's speed to race five yards for his first touchdown to make it 14-7 but Nebraska used Monte Anthony (117 in 19 carries) and Tony Davis extensively in a long march.

It covered 80 yards in 13 plays, the longest a 22-yard pass to end Dave Shamblin on the one. Ferragamo scored again on a sneak and it seemed the Huskers had the power whenever needed. Thomas Fumbles That proved an illusion. Early in the second half, Thomas called for a fair catch, then fumbled a punt and Pete Coppola recovered for the home team on the 14. Miller soon ran four yards to score again.

A fumble recovered by end. Ray Phillips on the Cowpoke 27 soon returned the honor, with Ferragamo throwing a 10-yard scoring pass to Brad Jenkins to make it 26-14. Woops! It was far from over. In two ground-gulping plays, starting from its own 25, Oklahoma State got a 52-yard run from Burk and a 23-yard scoring dipsy-do from Miller to make it 28-20. Cosily Interference Lessman's heroics were go- ing on felt like a shortstop most of the and a huge play came early in the.

final quarter, after Miller seemed to have scored with 'v touchdown pass to Ricky. Taylor. "II was the first pass I've thrown in college," said the halfback. Taylor and Husker Jim Burrow staged an aerial dogfight for possession and Taylor came down with the hall in he end zone. However, the Cowpoke was called for offen-' sive interference and it cost the ball.

1 All hough it was a first-down play, the fact that it happened in the end zone makes it an unusual call. The Huskers could have taken a 15-yard penally or a touchback. They took the touchback and Burrow was credited with an interceplion, although he didn't come up with the ball. "That offensive interference might have taken the wind out of us," said Cowpoke Coach Jim Stanley. "Still, I though we'd score at the pnd.

I didn't think they could stop us, but: they did. "You can't take that away from Nebraska." Frankly, neither side had to apologize. II was an out standing football game, The Huskers are home to Colorado next week on a high nole. Oklahoma State goes to Kansas wilh a two-came losing streak in the league. 87 lands.

COLUMBUS, OHIO (AP) Pete Johnson scored two touchdowns and Ohio State held a Big Ten opponent scoreless for the third time this season as the Buckeyes rolled to a 56-0 victory over Wisconsin Saturday. The victory margin was the Buckeyes' largest since it thumped Texas Christian in the 1969 opener, 62-0. Archie Griffin extended his national rushing record of 100 yards or more in one game to 27 straight regular season contests as he picked up 107 yards in 15 carries. Two Touchdowns Johnson, a 245-pound junior fullback and the nation's lead ing scorer, scored his fifteenth and sixteenth touchdowns on runs of one and five yards to help the undefeated Buckeyes boost their record to 6-0 overall and 3-0 in the Big Ten. The Buckeyes scored three times within 3Vi minutes in the second quarter as they rolled to a 28-0 halftime ad vantage.

They increased their lead to 42-0 in the third quar ter and Coach Woody Hayes inserted his reserves. Wisconsin, 2-4 overall and 1-in the conference, punted to struggle as they have the last three weeks against Miami of Florida, Colorado and Texas. Oklahoma, after failing to capitalize on a fumble recovery at the Wildcats' 35, traveled 68 yards, capped by Davis' 33-yard touchdown pass to Victor Hicks, for a 14-0 lead. Then DiRienzo took over, booting field goals of 50, 34 and 49 yards. Kansas State got its points on a 25-yard, second-quarter field goal by Bill Sinovic.

Even in a 22-point defeat, the Kansas State defense fired by Gary Spani, Carl Pennington and Vic Chandler was im pressive. The Wildcats held Joe iVishbone stalls; streak to 35 MANHATTAN, KAN. (AP) Second-ranked Oklahoma, wishbone running game in-pt, resorted to Steve Davis' assing, Tony DiRienzo's kick-ig and a stout defense Satur-ay for a 25-3 Big Eight victory over Kansas tate. The victory was the Soon-rs' twenty-sixth straight and their unbeaten ireak to 35 games. The Sooners swept 72 yards i 14 plays on their first with Horace Ivory irrying five yards for the mchdown, After that, the Sooners had Scores twice, passes for pair By MAURY WHITE Sunday Rttlster ItaH Writer STILLWATER, OKLA.

-Unbeaten Nebraska won, 28 20, here Saturday in a Big Eight football game that did nothing to dispel the impression that Oklahoma State al ways plays the Huskers tough. Vince Ferragamo, the quarterback who didn't start, ran for two touchdowns and passed for two more as the llusker team ranked No. 4 nationally made it 6-0 for the season, despite the defense being leaky. Miller Scores 3 The Cowpokes, now 4-2 after successive league losses to Missouri and Nebraska, got tremendous peBformances from reserve quarterback Scott Burk and running back Terry Miller who scored Ihree touchdowns. Time after time the tough Huskers seemingly had the home team under control.

And lime after lime, when things Colorado burst sinks Missouri BOULDER, COLO. (AP) Junior tailback Tony Reed scored two of Colorado's four touchdowns in the second half as the twelfth-ranked Buf faloes capitalized on Missouri turnovers to rally for a 31-20 victory in Big Eight football Saturday. Missouri, ranked tenth jumped out to a 17-3 lead early in the third quarter after Steve Pisarkiewicz threw his second touchdown pass of the game. But the Colorado deiense, getting inspired play from end Troy Archer, forced two turn- Statistics Missouri Colorado First downs 21 54-167 54-282 264 24 15 18 14-29-2 4-13-1 5-44 6-45 6-3 6-2 7-75 0-0 Rushes-yards Return yards Passes passina varas Fumbles-lost Punt penalties-yards SCORINO) Missouri 7 10 Colorad a ji nA 1 1 I. onnni MU Marshall 39 pass from Plsar- ewtcz (Gibbons kick) Colo FG Mackenzie 29 Mit Douaiass 3 Dass from Plsar- iewicr (Gibbons kick) Mams (Mackenzie kick) ra Hasse beck pass irom wii- Colo Keea run iwacKcime khiw Mil PC 37 Colo Williams 1 run (Mackenzie kick) Colo Keea run ftn overs that were converted into a pair of touchdowns within a span of one minute.

Archer belted Pisarkiewicz on an attempted pitchout to produce a fumble and give the Buffs the ball at midfieid. Reed's 21-yard fun set up a nine-yard scoring pass from Dave Williams to Don Hassel-beck. On the ensuing kickoff the Tigers fumbled and Colorado took possession at the 16. Three plays later Reed ran eight yards for the tying score. The Tigers, refusing to fold, then marched deep into Buffalo territory before settling on Tirn Gibbons' 32-yard field goal.

The kick put Missouri on top 20-17 with 1:56 left in the third quarter. Tesone Interception Several minutes later, however, Colorado defensive back Tom Tesone intercepted and returned 47 yards to the Missouri 21. Six plays later Williams scored from the one for the go-ahead touchdown, and Reed raced 42 yards midway through the final period for the clincher. Reed.who carried 22 times for 153 yards, was forced into handling the bulk of Colora do's ground game due to the absence of fullback Terry Kunz, who was sidelined with a foot injury. Two Colorado fumbles helped Missouri take a 10 0 lead in the half.

Following the first one, John Blakeman ran for 21 yards and Henry Marshall caught a 19-yard pass that enabled Gibbons to kick a 29-yard field goal. The Buffs fumbled on their next possession. Pisarkiewicz wasted no time hitting Marshall along the sideline. Mar shall raced 20 yards for the touchdown. Colorado's only sustained drive of the half culminated in rn MacKenzie's 29 yard field goal that cut the deficit to 10-3.

Early in the third quarter reserve tailback Curtis Brown ran 62 yards with a short pass, and Pisarkiewicz fol lowed with a three-yard touchdown pass for a 17-3 lead. Pisarkiewicz completed 14 of 28 passes for 264 yards. Tailback Tony Galbreath led Missouri with 86 rushing yards, 80 of them in the first half. Michigan buries 'Cats, 69-0 Mmsis nun jl Statistics OMa. Kan.

SI. 13 It 68 258 45-149 131 25 13 12 114-0 2-10-1 9-38 9-41 4-1 3-2 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbtes-lost Penalties-yards 6-50 4 30 SCORINO Okl'homa 14 3 125 Kansas St. 0 3 0 01 Okla ivory 5 run (DiRienzo kick.) Okla Hicks 33 pass from Davis (DiRienzo kick! KS FG Sinovic 25 Okla FG DiRienzo 50 Okla FG DiRienzo 34 Okla Safety, Harris tackled In tnd zone Okla FG DiRienzo 49 A 34,700. Washington to 49 yards on 18 rushes and to 27 yards on three kickoff returns. Washington's collection of rushing yardage was his lowest total in more than three seasons as a regular.

Only Ivory had any real success running against the Wildcat defense, gaining 106 yard in 19 tries. Statistics N'wsn Mich First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-vards 6 31 45-91 49-573 24 32 0 104 2-13-1 2-5-1 9-43 2-38 9-5 3-2 4-36 2-30 SCORING Northwestern 0 0 0 00 Michigan 14 20 7 2169 Mich Bell 1 run (Wood kick) Mich Bell 7 run (Wood kick) Micb Lytle 7 run (Wwood kick) Mich Lvtle 47 run (Wood kick) Mich J. Smith 20 pass from Elzlnga (kick failed) Mich Devich 23 Interception return (Wnnri kirk Mich Huckleby 27 run (Wlllner kicki Mich Huckleby 1 run (Willner kick) Mich Eizinaa 12 run (Willner kick) Mich Sertbron intercepted tumble return (Willner kick) A 86,201. yards in 12 plays, climaxed by Bell's first tally. Jim Smith scored the fifth Wolverine touchdown on a 20- yard pass from second-siring quarterback Mark blzmga in the second quarter, giving the Wolverines a 34-0 lead at in-t i i Elzinga also scored on a 12-yard run in the final period.

Michigan's other touchdown came on a 23-yard interception return by linebacker Dave Devich in the third period. Wilt stands up Knicks boss Burke-twice NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) -New York Knicks President Michael Burke returned from Ios Angeles Saturday after being stood up twice on sched uled meetings with free agent center Wilt Chamberlain. 'We were misled into believ ing we had a meeting with Chamberlain on Friday, then misled that we had another one on Saturday," said an ir ritated Burke. "If Chamberlain wants to talk to us, we will pay his way to New York for a Mon day meeting.

But he is still in Hawaii." That's why it's the greatest Canadian of them all. No other whisky tastes quite like Canadian Club. But that's not the only reason for its universal popularity. Lighter than Scotch, smoother than vodka it has a consistent mellowness that never stops pleasing. For 117 years, C.C.

has been in a class by itself. 'ME RALLY IUMPS ILLINI Statistics Purdue 21 70-289 82 lllinol rst downs ishes-vards issing yards (turn yards 19 36 218 163 7 0 isses 6-08-0 10-27-0 mts 2-25 2-29 mbles-lost 0-0 1-1 nalties-yards 4-61 3-27 SCORINO irdue 14 6 inois 7 7 0 426 3 7-24 II Phillios 13 run (Beaver kick) 3U Dierkinq 2 run (Schmidt kick) 'U Dierking 8 run (Schmidt kick) 'U FG Schmidt 35 'U FG Schmidt 21 II Ste3er 1 run (Beaver kick) II FG Beaver 57 II Perrin 49 run (Beaver kick) Berry 5 Pass from Vital! (kick led) lb 61 ,204. CHAMPAIGN, ILL. (AP) -ark Vitali threw an eight-ird touchdown pass to Paul eery with 3 minutes remain-g to give Purdue a 26-24 Big victory over Illinois. The winning drive covered yards in 9 minutes as Vitali peatedly converted third-iwn plays.

It was Purdue's st victory of the season and ocked Illinois out of a tie the Big Ten lead, rhe drive offset heroics by mnie Perrin and Dan Bea-r, who helped Illinois take a 20 lead after trailing, 20-7, rly in the game. Perrin ran 49 yards for a jchdown early in the fourth arter to give Illinois the id after Beaver booted a Ten-record field goal of 57 rds. rhe field goal broke the )dern record set in 1966 by II Cairnes of Ohio State. Pat Dea of Wisconsin drop-kicked 55-yarder in 1898 for the all-ie mark. I'he loss left Illinois with a record in the Big Ten and overall.

Purdue is 1-5 and idener wins BETHLEHEM, PA. (AP) -lit ends Gibby Ivery and Hodge and running back im Mancini scored first-half ichdowns to lead Widener to 21-13 victory Saturday over ravian. I III Hill ANN ARBOR, MICH. (AP) Gordon Bell, Rob Lytle and Harlan Huckleby scored two touchdowns each and com bined for more than 350 yards rushing Saturday as seventh-ranked Michigan crushed Northwestern, 69-0, in Big Ten action. It was the most lopsided Michigan victory since 1947, when the Wolverines clob bered Pittsburgh, 69-0.

It was North western's worst loss since a 76-0 setbnok to Chicago in 1899. Michigan set. a team record of 573 yards rushing, 300 in the first half. The record equaled the conference mark set by Michigan State against Purdue in 1971 and surpassed Michigan's previous best of 524 against Iowa iu 1969. 10 Touchdowns Freshman defensive end Tom Seabron capped the scoring circus with 33 seconds left in the game, stealing the ball from a Northwestern back and running 40 yards for Michigan's tenth touchdown.

The Wolverines scored all five times they had the ball in the first half, and had 12 first downs before Northwestern managed its first. Bell rushed for 100 yards in the first quarter, his touch downs coming on a one-yard plunge and seven-yard sweep. Then Lytle, who rushed for 105 yards, tallied on rims of seven and 47 yards in the sec ond quarter. Huckleby scored on a 27- yard run and one-yard plunge in the final period, as the Wolverines extended their home unbeaten streak to 39 games and raised their record to 4-0-2 overall and 3-0 in the conference. Northwestern is 3-3 and 2-1.

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