The Los Angeles Times from Los Angeles, California on January 2, 1972 · 44
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4 v V f . Y Y V l! 1 1 t HI - SCC. C-Sun-Jan.2,1972 Huskers Rout 'Bama, Clinch No. 1 Rating Continued from First Page "could have copied. He took the punt on - the first . bounce in medium traffic !"ahd, suddenly, he was j gone. J ; Johnny faked once im side, swung outside where he feinted again and then traveled along the side-I lines to the goal line.The t remarkable part of the run I was the way he turned or cut the corner as if it j wasn't there. t It was Rodgers who got Nebraska rolling against J Oklahoma when he broke j a 72-yard touchdown on a . jpunt return. He flashed t down the middle that time i i Game at a Glance I ". SCORE BY QUARTERS .Nebraska ...U U 3 7-3 .Alabama 0 0 6 0 6 Neb Kinney 2 run (kick failed) '. Neb Rodaers 77 punt return (Dam-jkreaer pass from Tasae) Neb Taooe 1 run (Sanoer kick) Neb Dixon 2 run (Sanger kick) .' Ala Davis 3 run (run failed) Neb Ftt Sanger 21 f Neb Brownson 1 run (Sanger kick) V Attendance 78,151 f STATISTICS Neb Ala First downs ... 15 16 Rmbes-vards 47-183 58-241 .Yards passing 159 47 i Return yardage 166 36 , Passes 11-20-0 3-13-2 .Punt 5-42 4 7-43 3 Fumbles lost 2 2 Yards penalized 50 58 Individual Leader RUSHING: Nebraska Kinney 20-99; Brownson 4-22. Alabama Musso 15-79; Davis 14-61. . ' PASSING: Nebraska Tagge 11-18-0, 159. Alabama Davis 3-9-1, 47. RECEIVING: Nebraska Rodgeri v 4-82. Alabama Wheeler 2-10. and almost retraced the route later in the evening f against Alabama when he came close - to scoring again. t Much has been written s about the wishbone revo lution in college football this year but even Bryant, who adopted the forma- ;' tion in 1971, Isn't carried . i away by its import. ' "You can't call me a 'wishbone ma n," said Bryant. "Formations don't 't win football games, play-;ers do." ' r Nebraska, employing the Power I, had the players. V On defense there was I Glover, who made nine unassisted tackles, and ! outside linebacker Bob Terio and end Willie Har-1 per, who had seven and six. t Offensively, Rodgers and ' halfback Jeff Kinney and quarterback Jerry Tagge I couldn't be contained by 'Bama. Tagge, who com-? pleted 11 of 18 passes for i 159 yards, had the Tide off-balance the entire eve-t ning with his balanced ' game plan. Kinney ' checked in with 99 yards rushing in 20 carries. ' Pass Interference ', In total offense, Nebras-tka totaled 342 yards to Alabama's 288 but this ..is 'misleading. In the first I half when the game was on the line the Huskers Trolled for 225 yards to t 'Bama's 96. ; Kinney got the first I touchdown on a 2-yard . buck following a 33-yard fpass interference penalty Long Beach to Host U.S. Skate Finals V The United States Fig-,ure Skating Championships will be held at the I Long Beach Arena, Jan. r;13-16, it was" announced by 'chairman Jack Curtis of ;the sponsoring Los An- geles Figure Skating Club. ; The top three skaters in i'each of the three senior championship events are 'expected to represent the " United States in the 1972 Winter Olympics at Sap-poro, Japan, in February. These skaters will also be joined by the top three placements in the Gold I Dance event at the World f Championships to be held tin Calgary, Canada in March. "Southern California is ithe leading ice skating Jarea in the United States for competitive figure ska-Jters," said Curtis. "We are ! delighted to host the, Championships here." X More than 125 of the nation's finest figure ska- ters will be on hand for 'the four-day test. Each 1 skater must have qualified ,-in their regional cham-l pionships and then one of the three sectional cham- pionships in order to com--pete. ON HIS WAY Johnny Rodgers of Nebraska turns the corner and is off to the races on 77-yard lpiiiiii;::i illlKll - ; M: :MM&t : -B JillJ ! p: . ;toKih. viV:r-;v - , , ,: IN THE CLEAR Halfback Jeff Kinney of Neb-raska leaves Alabama defenders in his wake as (Steve Williams on Woody Cox). Rodgers then hit 'Bama with his 77-yard sprint, but the Tide was to be even more troubled in the second quarter. , r V Williams fumbled a kickoff to Nebraska at his own 27 and seven plays later, Tagge sneaked over for the score. The next Alabama fumble was even more of a gift. Steve Bisce-glia lost the ball at the 2, setting up Gary Dixon's short touchdown plunge. In the second half, Nebraska seemed to lose interest and, although Ala ym ars The Japanese men's and women's national gymnastic teams will appear in the Southland later this month, it has been announced by L.A. Scats coach Bud Marquette. The Japanese men's team, current and Olympic champions, will appear on mm l! TICKETS $3 - $4 $5 JRS. HALF PRICE ARENA BOX OFFICE OR .ANY AGENCY bama marched on quarterback Terry Davis' clever keepers, it could score only once. Once a running team like Alabama falls behind by four touchdowns, there is no way it can catch up. with ball ' control tactics. , Davis, despite the big deficit, attempted only nine passes, completing three for 47 yards. Johnny Musso, the hard-running A 1 1 - American halfback, gained 79 yards but he wasn't a factor as Alabama failed to penetrate past the Nebraska 37 in the first half and picked ace JaPanese Jan. 15 at Valley State College while the women's team, ranked second only to the Russians, 'competes Jan. 14 at Cal State Fuller-t o n. Competing against them will be a . selected All-American' team headed by America's No. 1 gymnast Cathy Rigby. ?tt.ntz ?c?r?s It yiiZAmfM.? I " " i't J'". punt return for touchdown against Alabama Saturday night. At right is the Tide's Johnny Musso. he streaks 14 yards Saturday night in the Orange Bowl. Nebraska trounced the Crimson Tide, 38-6 - On Wlrephotoj up only five first downs. "This is the biggest win of my career," said Devaney, who had lost to Bryant in two other bowl appearances, '"Our" defense created some breaks" .with some good hard . tackling in the first ' half, -which helped a lot. No, I "didn't think it would be" this easy.1 - ' "The Oklahoma victory! was a very important one to us because we won the Big Eight championship with it. But, this was for the national v y championship. Alabama and Oklahoma? I think I would have to vote for Oklahoma for No. 2 team in the nation." It was the third time Pool Tables Beautiful Antique Style Real Italian Slate Choice of Cloth Colors FREE DELIVERY . MARIANA SUPPLY CO. 1553 W. 9th St., Long Beach (213) 435-S835 Phont trderi tutpUi, s&Iigafitl 4 if t ... i :. since the Associated Press poll began in 1936 that No. 1 and 2 ranked teams had met in a bowl game. USC faced Wisconsin in the 1963 Rose Bowl and Texas engaged Navy in the 1964 Cotton Bowl, This' game, however, might have been the big- j gest ' mismatch of Nos. 1 and 2 in any sport. Unlike ; Avis, Alabama didn't try harder, J; LEASE 1 "ROTARY THE ENGINE OF THE FUTURE $5999 iVSO. 36 MOS. OPEN END We lease all makes & models t MAZDA OF EL MONTE 3421 N. TYLER AVE., El MONTE AMD INSTALLATION Devaney Calls Huskers an All-Time Great Team MIAMI (UPD Nebras- ka coach Bob Devaney, the nation's winningost college football coach with several championships to his credit, said Saturday night his Cornhuskers' Orange Bowl rout -of Alabama was his bigssst victory. He admitted the Corn-, huskers' ,35-31 Thanksgiving Day victory over Oklahoma was more exciting, but the 38-6 Orange Bowl triumph meant more. ' - "This is the biggest win of my career," he said. "I became convinced tonight that this football team is one of the greatest that ever played college football. "We don't have any glaring weaknesses," he said. "I don't think a team can come out against us thinking they can run or pass, and we have a balance on offense, too. We can both run and throw the ball." Devaney said .Alabama was a "fine football team, but we got some breaks early and took advantage of them." Two of Nebraska's first three touchdowns were set up by Alabama mistakes a pass interference penalty and a fumble but Devaney said he didn't think the Crimson Tide let down because of the quick scores. Breaks Forced "But our defensive play in the first half must have been discouraging," he said. "They had been able to move the ball all season, but they couldn't against us. "Our defense and hard tackling created some of those .breaks in the first half," Devaney said, also acknowledging Johnny Rodgers' 77-yard punt return for Nebraska's sec- 0 nd touchdown which turned out to be the game-breaker. "It looked like they had Rodgers cornered for awhile, and then he broke loose. He's the finest kick-returner I have ever seen." Over in the Alabama room, coach Bear Bryant praised. Nebraska. : "The, people who played out there for us tonight -won ,11 straight games. I ' don't : think' they planned v to go out there and get embarrassed and crushed, so 1 have to assume that it all happened because Nebraska was so great and I did such ,a poor job of getting us ready," said Bryant. If he had it to do over ntGn& QsraSfe mtsm V&$t3fGDm '-7 j SliLr iWinnwww(iTiWaMtwiiiiinnitfn iiirriwwmw'rfiijtiw tfrtnriih'MiininiiWttri wirrnftm,iiianMiriiiwfcMAn nrni i ll1rylnnrlt1rrJllnft-lln'llfl'lllllifc-ttrt-l nifMrna Open Sunday 12 PM. to 5 P.M Los Angeles Downtovm Montclair Montclair Plaza Glendale 1U N. Brand Inglewood 101 S. Market St. Westland Pico t Overland Crenshaw . IroafiwayrKHtia again, Bryant said "we would stick to our basic game and not try to do so many things but I don't know what I would do to get us ready mentally. "We were just beaten by a great football team . , . they just flat whipped our butts in every way known to man. We were never in the game." The loss was the Crimson Tide's worst in 25 bowl games. Johnny. Musso, the Tide's All-America running back, said, "everybody on offense played thV lowest we've played all year and I mean everybody. I'm not blaming anybody in particular.. "I think what happened was we just got tight and made all those mistakes in the first half. Heck, the offense gave 'em four or five touchdowns we set 'em up and they scored. That's mm 4( 'Vr 13th Annual J vi, 1 plus llOGDW I new LOS ANGELES . CONVENTION CENTER In-building Parking A GREAT SHOW FOR THE ENTIRE FAMILY! ALASKA information on the entire State. Sse Eskimos Alaskan Indians Totem Pole Carvers. The fabulous country of CANADA. Win "Complete Family Camping by Coleman" Listen to KFI for details -Register at Booth. RVI -125,000 Square Feet of RECREATIONAL VEHICLE DISPLAYS STARLIGHTERS Your picture with TV-Movie personalities. GUNS by the dean . . . Frank Pachmayr. Trinity County & Redwood Empire Area. Numerous Hunting & Fishing Resorts. Fishing, hunting & backpacking equipment. 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