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6D DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER Sept. 28, 1975 SUNDAY REGISTIR PHOTOS BY THOMAS HOOPER Nebraska drubs TCU, 56-14, on Luck, Ferragamo passes I: John O'Leary, minus a shoe, is brought to heel by TCU defenders By BILL BRYSON , Sunday Rmsttr Stiff Writtr LINCOLN, NEB. It would bave been closer, probably,, if Nebraska's first team had played the second team Satur- day. As it was, the Cornhuskers' regulars, irregulars and, some substitutes who may not play again this season took turns against Texas Christian's fragile defense in a 56-14 frol-iC -Still, it was TCU that generated the most .electrifying plays on a showery afternoon before 75,931 in Memorial Stadium. 12th Loss In Row Two 70-yard runs, one on a pass burglary, were the only shocks for the red-garbed witnesses of the Horned Frogs' twelfth straight defeat. Otherwise, it was a series of touchdown parades by undefeated Nebraska that sent eight different men into the end zone. The only Husker who scored twice was Chuck Malito, No. 2 split end, who snared a seven-yard pass from starting quarterback Terry Luck and a 30-yarder from reserve Vince Ferragamo. Luck also had payoff tosses of five and eight yards. 194 Passing Yards Terry and Ferragamo pitched an advantage of 194 yards to 173 by TCU, whose Lee Cook led the Southwest Conference in passing last season. It was Cook's sophomore replacement, though, who winged t h e only productive throw. Then it was Mike Renfro's acrobatic catch that gave Dan Elzner a 21-yard touchdown toss. Ferragamo, the handsome transfer from California, connected for the other Horned Frog touchdown in the fourth quarter. Got Fooled "Their safety fooled me," Vince admitted. "Our primary receiver was an end hooking into the middle. "The safety headed for him, so I switched to our 'out' man near the sideline. It turned out the safety faked me out." Darryl Lowe's switch was quicker than Ferragamo's. He feinted toward the middle, spun back toward the sideline. When Lowe flicked in front of Tom Heiser for his theft, he had an unimpeded 70-yard flight to the goal. Intercept Luck The other 70-yard run came on Dennis McGehee's banditry against Luck. But McGehee's luck ran out when he was tackled at the Nebraska six. Three times TCU tried to run against a defense that Statistics First down Rushes-vtrds Passine yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-tost Penal tics-yards Texas Christian Nebr. 12 30 J3-16 71-323 153 194 146 52 12-26-3 la-W-2 4- 30 3-50 2-2 1-t 5- 73 l-W SCORING Texas Christian 7 714 Nebraska 14 14 14 14 1454 Neb Anthony 3 run 'Coyle kick) Neb Davis 5 pass from Luck (Coylt from Elzntr kick) TCU-Renfro 21 pass fisei kick;. Neb Jenkins I pass from Luck (Coyla kick) Neb Curtis 5 run (Covle kick) Neb Malito 7 pass from Luck (Coylt kick) Neb Heisar 33 run (Coylt kick) Neb Malito 30 pass from Ferragamo (Coylt kick) icu Lowt 70 Pass imerceotion (Istl KICK) Neb Giliespit 1 run (Coylt kick) A-75,931 U)ach Jim bhofner said was "too big and too strong for us. "You can't win," Shofner added, "if you can't run the ball." No one was unkind enough to say you can't even come close. 98-Yard Drive When Cooks fourth-down pass lopped through the arms of Bobby Cowan in the end zone, the Huskers faced a yard trip for a 42-7 margin. Actually, they had to travel 103 yards because of a penal tv. It was demonstration of pure power until second stringer Heiser added speed on the eleventh play for a 33 yard cruise around end to the goal. It was the kind of game in i:'Jt A t ' x-y tii C - x-fl af m i j - . " V'f Reserve sparks Irish .&li$il&iWii3 Nebraska's Monte Anthony plunges into pile for extra yards against TCU Joe Montana pins Wildcats By MAURY WHITE Sunday Retisttr Staff Writer SOUTH BEND, IND. - Joe is a svnonvm for coffee, a catchall term for all G.I. and a favorite of young men who can play quarterback such as Namath, Ferguson, Theismann and Montana. Montana? Yes, indeed Joe Montana, a sophomore at Notre Dame who has been lurking in the wings, ready for a chance. It came Saturday and the rookie passed for a touchdown, ran for another in a 31-7 victory over Northwestern. Slager Hurt Rick Slager, the tennis-playing senior who had led Dan Devine's Irish to victories over Boston College and Purdue last week, was zinged early in the game, when the previously unbeaten Wildcats led, 7-0. When Slager came out and Montana went in, the enthusiastic students in a sellout crowd of 59,075 started chanting: "Let's go, Joe. Let's go, Joe." Obviously, they have been .awaiting this young man. who has barely played. It was Devine's home debut OKLA. STATE ZIPS, 61-7 RL'he. var va-n Rfluin varcis Pi'" Fi,mN-lrt PfiMes yards Statistic. N Ttas ft Okia 9 4$ 41 St. 7 U I i: 44 IPO nj I xv-1 J 41 s-3 J 44 tCORINO Nnrttl T.j as Van t ' - J 0la tl.lt 14 1J 7 14-41 SU- Tav'or Xs MM trom Wtalhtrb't tR V'nic kick . . 4 O'il.l Vrlltr ii rim (R-Nnsnn kick) OiU turner 1 run tR.tvnon kick) Ot - M'l'er 4 rim vk'Ck a''iv OSLi Lis.t 11 pass Irom Darrick (kick "nVo Jorts rim iKhoi.ry klckv CSU--CVrnck run .R NnsiVV kick) C5U Ortwi-v 1 nm iR?inson klfK1 05' Lafhani 9) Pgnt re'urn Kotnn- OSl'Sonans 1 run tRbinson kickl A -JO STILLWATER. OKLA. 'API RunninfT back Terry Miller ran 51 yaras lor one ioucn-down and four yards for another to spark seventeenth-ranked Oklahoma State to a (il-7 victory oer North Texas State here Saturday. The lopsided triumph was marrenl hy the loss of starting Cowboy quarterback Charlie Weatherbie. who suffered a broken collarbone and will be out several weeks. Miller, a sophomore, was assured of his third consecutive 100-yard game when he fashed 81 yards for a score to rive the Cowboys a 14-0 lead late in the first period. The Cowboys, operating effectively out of both the wishbone and the I formations, tacked on two more scores en route to a 27-0 lead at half-time. They completed the rout with three more touchdowns in the third quarter. Junior Jimmy Derrick took over for Weatherbie and directed the Cowboys to five touchdowns, accounting for one score himself on a 35-yard run in the third-quarter. He also hurled an 11-yard scoring toss to split end Sam Lisle. The Moan Green's onlv score came in the third period when Robert Hawkins recovered a fumble at the Cowboy nine. Two plays later Michael Jones dashed in from the six. LATE KICK TIES TERPS Statistics Maryland Kentucky i Marks fall as Kansas rolls, 20-0 RlUVhM-VATl PasMno van-Is Return yards Parses Punts FumN as-lost Penaifies-varrts Statistics Ore. Statt Kansas 12 ?4 til JH-4J 90 0 KM II 00 I Si .11 .14 (1 3 I i Ml SHOCKERS HIT BY BUFFS, 52-0 Statistics Firs invent Rushes yards Pass-nq vards Re'urn yards Passes Punts Fuivhies Inst Penalties-yards Wichita Colorado S 31 40 64-277 ; 213 I 21 1.112 1 14 it 0 11-35 2- 5 2 I 3 7-l 4-eO 3 S.' 10 14 0 14 71 1M 0 13 V1 735 4 ) J 35 -tt 1-1 First downs R-.nrs yards Parsing varrts Re'urn ya-os paes Punfs r-u"p es lost f i Pfia ! s a'cis J-35 srotiNfli Maryland it t t Kentucky 7 t t k - CI?!'''!' 1 run ai'erce k ck) MAR ja.vn.nts 3 kckoft rttura 1S1XH.' kev M r c i.vso 10 iEH '''" 44. A ys 900 est. LEXINGTON". KY. (AP -John Pierce kicked a 45-yard field goal with 8 seconds left and Sonny Collins set a South- j eastern Conference career rushine record Saturday as Kentucky rallied for a 10-10 1 tie with twentieth-ranked! Maryland. Collins gained lfit yards on 31 carries to set his career mark at S.tW. erasing the record established in 1SM9 by Tulane's Eddie Price. Mary land did Its scoring in the first period when tailback Rick Jennings scampered 93 yards with a kickoff to put the Terps in a 7-7 tie. Mike Sochko sent Maryland ahead with a 30-yard field goal. The Wildcats had scored on an 80-yard drive with Collins carrying the final yard. Collins' 49-yard jaunt late in the fourth period gave Kentucky the ball at Maryland's 30. but a field goal try was j short four plays later. I SCORINO OrMi Statt a l Kansas at! kU-Ffi kerrl ;j MI-FG kfrN.i 37 KU- Cromwell a run (run fai'edl kU FG kfrdal 41 kU FG Kprevl KU Saiefy clocked ount out ot aont A -47 J10 ICORINS Wickita St a a a a Colorado 21 Jl 51 Loio - FG "arkenn 3 . . ! Colo A.Miams 1 run iMackenft I kirk I K-State holds off Deacons Statistics First downs Rushing yards Passinq yards Return yards Passes Punts Furrolps-lost Penalties-yards Kan. SI 15 5 5a a 11 1 0 293 2-0 7-73 Wakt Forest 14 157 17 31 12-25 2 5-20 2-2 1-5 5-2 ; LAWRENCE. KAN". (API - j Quarterback Nolan Cromwell, i a converted safety, rushed for 294 yards to break Gale i Savers' one-game school rush- j ing record and Dennis Kerbal ! Co'o Kuni 2 run (Vackenrie k'Ck) Cony kraue 7 run ; Mackenzie kirk 1 Cwo - VcCov 9 kickoK return (Mackeni e kick1 Colo Reed 10 run iMackenj-e kick v. olo kre,n 32 pass from Austin i.Mackenne kickl Colo M. Johnson II pass from Austin iveckenne kick) A - 4.I3. ROL'LDER. COLO. (AP) -Colorado unleashed an offensive barrage against Wichita State, including a 99-yard touchdown scamper bv Mike 7 ! 7 1 pass 3- 17 4 14 from vie kickl iS'i tinovic SCORINO Kansas Statt Ctvarlotti , 1- - Zvkowski 14 M(-Aanns fMaalv Vnrkv Kan. St. Harris 1 run (Sinovi Kan. 5t. Edwards 4 run kickl WF FG Healv 31 Kan. St. FG Smovic 20 VvF - - Gaines s pass from McManus (Pass tailed) A 17.700. W I X S T O N-SAl.EM, N.C. lAP) Carl Pennington broke up a two-point con version attempt in the final minutes Saturday night allow ing Kansas State to hold on for a 17-16 victory over Wake Forest. Fenninr;ton deflected a pass from Wake Forest quarterback Jerry McManus to John Zeglinski in the final period. The Deacons (l-3t had just scored on an eight-yard pass from McManus to Clark Gaines. Wake Forest then tried an onside kick but the Wildcats recovered the ball. After Wake Forest scored on its first possession. Kansas State converted two fumbles by Zeglinski. an intercepted pass and a broken pitchout to TOLEDO, OHIO t APt - forge its victory. Wait Hodges and Mike Gray I McManus threw two touch-totaled 267 vards rushu-.g and j down passes but Kansas State Jayhawks j Central Michigan survived a J churned out 239 rushing yards on the scoreboard, the Kansas late Toledo rallv to defeat the ! to 167 for Wake Forest. defense thwarted the Beavers, j Rockets in a Mid-American ' Kansas t2-U blocked two j Conference game Saturday punts and never let Oregon j night. 34-27. Gray also scored 'UNO dcfCStcd State t0-3i get closer than the a one-yard touchdown in the MARQUETTE. MICH. (AP Jayhawk26. fourth quarter for a 34-14 j Northern Michigan rolled One of the blocked kicks 'lead, but Toledo ra'hed wtniup 3.v yards on the ground kicked a school record four j McCoy, en route to a 52-0 non-field goals Saturday as Kansas j conference victorv Saturdav. whipped Oregon State. 2M. j Mu S(ate hM (he guf. Cromwell, running the Jay- faloes t0 a flpld goal in ,he hawks' new wishbone offense j fir5!t period before Colorado as a starting quarterback for ! got untracked. ', , T ,r Colorado i3-0i used saiu run ior me oniy ransas touchdown and set up Kor-bal's fieki goals with impressive rushing. Savers ran for 283 yards against Oklahoma State in 12 in 22 carries. Cromwell carried the ball 28 times. Cromwell, a junior, played safety for two years before new Coach Bud Moore converted him to quarterback to run the wishbone. While Cromwell and Kerbal were getting the pre- c i s i o n passing game and strong running from Terry Kunz and Tony Reed. Wichita State didn't manage a sustained drive until the game's final minutes. Central Michigan survives, 34-27 rolled out of the end ione for i two touchdowns late in the J and blasted Nebraska-Omaha, a fourth-quarter safety. garr.e. 1 41-14. Saturday. as Notre Dame coach, along with that of such freshman standouts as Jerome Heavens (106 yards in 15 carries) and Jim Browner (35 in 10 But the victory, it is to be suspected,, will be most memorable for the emergence of Montana, a pleasantly con fident young easterner . (No-nongahela, Penn.) whose wife, Kim. ' works in the athletic public relations office. Oddly, so did Joe Theis- mann's wife. Moved Team Statistically, Montana hit six of 11 passes for 80 yards and carried eight times for 28 more. But the important thing is that he moves a team and adds the needed punch and fire to a crew already rated No. 7 nationally. "His quick hands and feet made a dramatic chance in their offense," said Wildcat Coach John Pont, who termed the Irish defense as good as last year. "With Montana at quarterback, you have to de fend against everything." The Wildcats, who have lost 10 straight in this series, hadn't even scored for at least 12 quarters but that was taken care of in a hurry. The Irish turned over the ball on the first two possessions. That was costlv. The second found Slager's pass being stolen Dy MarK Harlow (who had forced a previous fumble). Greg Boy- kin, starting from the Irish 25, carried four straight times, plunging over from the four. That caused a bit of snap ping to attention. Notre Dame started anew and kept a drive going with an ll-yard pass that tight end Ken MacAfee tipped and deflected to team-male Mark McLane. Just past midfield. Slager was shaken up for the second time and came out. Although Devine won't sav who's the No. 1 quarterback right now, it may be like when Lou I Gehrig replaced Wally Pipp at first for the Yankees. Pipp never did get back. Montana stepped m like a veteran, took the team down- field and Al Hunter raced over from the four for a touchdown. The game was soon tied at 7-7. The tempo changed dramatically in a few minutes. Willie Fry flung his 6-foot 3-inch. 226-pound body in front of a punt by Wildcat quarter back Randy Dean and it was a perfect block, with Tim Lo- pienski recovering on the Wildcat 26. Burgmeier Romps A 14-yard pass to MacAfee eot the" ball to the 12. Two plays later. Browner swept around end for a 10-yard scoring jaunt for the lead. Very shortly, the game's flashiest play came along, featuring split end Ted Burg- m e l e r. a sopnomore wno played quarterback for Wah- lert of Dubuque and is used here where speed is needed. Burgmeier spiit wide right I cheated a little on my split") and reversed behind the line, about seven yards deep, took a handnff and cut up held. He cm tnrougn tne secondary' and ran a0 yards to the 13. "That play has been in the Statistics First downs Rushes-yards Passing vards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards N 'western N.D n 35-61 100 44 10-2O-O a-44 0-0 2-30 25 4.2-36 98 37 M9-2 1-42 2-t 1-S SCORING Nnrthwestern 7 0 a B- Notre Dame 7 14 J 731 NW-Boykin 4 run (MirKooulos kick) NO-Hunter 4 run (Reeve kick) ND-J. Browner 10 run (Reeve kick) ND-McLant 13 Pass from Montana t Reeve kick) NO-Reeve F 44 NO -Montana 6 run (Reevt kick) A-59,075 game plan all three games and I was kind of excited when it was called," said Burgmeier, who didn't have a pass thrown in his direction. "I was tired when Rob Dean ran me out." Burgmeier later was kicked in the right shin on a punt return and sentenced to a night in the infirmary by the team doctor. "That reverse was beautifully executed and was one of three big plays that forced us to leave our game plan," said Pont. "Notre Dame's front four is very, very good." Oh, it is! Fry and Ross Browner, the ends, are both sophomores. Steve Niehaus at one tackle is a veteran star and Jeff Weston, the other tackle, is also a sophomore. The attack is familiar to all who watched Devine's teams at Missouri for those years before he went to Green Bay for four seasons with the pros. There is student body left and student body right. The Irish are strong physically, especially on defense, and have now yielded 10 points in three games. It is awesome how much of the talent is freshmen and sophomore class. Dave Reeve kicked a couple of field goals and Montana ran seven yards to score on an option before it was all over on a gorgeous, sunny day. But most of the late excitement was in the stands. A member of the student section, male, shinnied up a steel pole and stripped to b jockey shorts. There was a lot of suspense for at least two reasons. . One is that he took a header into the crowd, about six feet below, at one point while get ting out of trousers. But he climbed back up. After that. there was great interest in how far he cared to go. It wasn't the distance. which only a winning coach can find a "turning point." 323-1 Advantage i . Tom Osborne, whose ground forces gouged out 323 yards to TCU's 16, sounded entirely earnest when he said: "Those breaks in the second quarter were the deciding factor." .L.Osborne meant a fumble recovery and a pass interception that left only 10 yards, then five to go for touchdowns in a span of 5 seconds in the second quarter for a 28-7 lead. Mike Fultz spread his 27S pounds over Elzner's bobble. Reserve Monte Anthony rushed two yards to the eight, then Brad Jenkins leaped for Luck'i peg into the end zone. On the first play after the kickoff, Elzner's arm was jostled by the Husker pass rush. Cletus Pillen was in the clear for a steal and a 22-yard return to the five. Regular wingback Curtis Craig of Davenport, la., was unchallenged on a scoring swing. Osborne used 11 rushers in Nebraska's domination, so his three leaders were all in the range of 51-59 yards. Heiser's 33-yard touchdown run made him the leader with 59 in four carries. O'Leary Gets S3 John O'Leary topped the starters with 53 and sub Anthony had 54. An unscheduled reserve, fullback Tony Davis, ran for 51. Davis was supposed to start. He couldn't because, moments before the kickoff, he couldn't find his chin strap t-required equipment. It was the second easy victory for the Huskers, 35-0 conquerors of Indiana the previous week, after an opening 10-7 struggle past Louisiana State. "No, I don't think winning by big scores hurt us any in our preparation for Miami and all the other tough games ahead, Osborne said. Miami Next Miami, which held Okla homa to a 20-17 victorv. is Nebraska's opponent here next Saturday. I m not looking for any more challenges not any more than we already have," Osborne added. "This was a good test for our pass defense today. And it always helps team morale when you are able to use so many players." Alabama smashes Vanderbilt Statistics First dnuun Rushes-yards Passinq yards Return vara. Passes Punts Fumbles-lost fenaitiesv-ards Alabama Vandtrbilf Ala FG R'dqewav 21 Alabama VaiMlartiH 25 4 75-374 24-S3 101 3 21 t Mi-0 J-lt-0 4-31 -4J 3-5 ?. 5-34 0-0 SCORINO 1 It a 14 4t Colgate edges Cornell, 24-22 ITHACA. N.Y. (AP) -Quarterback Bruce Basile di rected Colgate's Wishbone of fense to three scores in the first three quarters en route to a 24-22 victory over Cornell Saturday. Trailing 24-14 early in the fourth period. Cornell moved within two points on sophomore halfback Neal Hall's one-yard touchdown run and quarterback Joe Mollica's two-point conversion pass to Don Sanelli. Cornell then recovered a Colgate fumble, and advanced to the Colgate six yard line. Cornell then fumbled and Col gate ran out the clock. I !Av'kick?,0Ck ' Mss ,rom Todd (R- A!f I?vLor " ru." C'dMwav kick) Ala FG Berrey 28 Ala FG Berrev 29 Y?" -fis1tr 1 run (Adams kick) Ala FG Berrey 31 Ala Culllver 46 run (errey kick) Ala - Fralty 54 run (Berrtv kick) NASHVILLE. TENN. (APU. Quarterback Richard Todd en gineered three first-half scor ing drives as No. 11 Alabama routed Vanderbilt. 40-7, Satur day in the Southeast Conference. - Alabama scored the first four times it had the ball to build a 20-O lead at halftime. The first-half scoring came on an eight-yard pass from Todd to Mike Stock, a 17-yard run by Jimmy Taylor and and field goals of 21 vards bv Danny Ridgeway and 28 yards by Bucky Berrey. Vanderbilt scored its only touchdown on a one-yard plunge by quarterback Fred Fisher, following a 65-yard kickoff return by Martin Cox. Berrey booted two more field goals of 29 and 31 yards in the second half as Alabama (2-1) tied a conference recortj with four field goals. ' . I i The lass was Vanderbilt first at home since 1973 and left the Southeastern , Confer-ence without any unbeaten teams. .. J South Carolina : beats Georgia ' COLUMBIA. S C. (API ' "-. Quarterback Ray Goff engv neered four scoring drives Saturday as Georgia defeated South Carolina, 28-20. Kevin McLee scored first- half touchdowns for Georgia, and Goff tallied from five yards out on a broken play in the third quarter. Bobby Marino kicked 19 and 45-yard field goals for South Carolina when the Georgia de- fense halted touchdown threats. '

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