The Austin American from Austin, Texas on October 18, 1964 · 39
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The Austin American from Austin, Texas · 39

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Sunday, October 18, 1964
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man .Austin; Texas, Sunday, October 18, 1964-Page Dl S3 1 tfATE.ELD . Texas Gamble Fails; Arkansas 14-13 Victor THK YARDSTICK Texas Arkansas First downs 1 9 Rushing vantage ....IS 5j Passim yardage 77 SL Passes 714 Ij Passes intercepted by 1 0 Punts 735.5 8-37.5 Fumbles lost 1 .0 Yards penalized 30 By LOU MAYSEL Sports Editor The University of Texas Long-horns laid their chances for another national championship Saturday night on the line for one desperate gamble: an attempt to make three yards in one crack at the Arkansas goal-line defense. The gamble was a two-point conversion try after the Long-horns had mounted a magnifi cent last - ditch drive which was so reminiscent of one here two years ago against the Razor- backs. But the gamble failed and down with a crash came the Longhorns, the victims of a 14- 13 defeat that ended a giddy ride to the football heights for their prideful fans. Darrell Royal, normally not a gambling man when it comes to football, called for the ride with the fates after Ernie Koy had sliced in for a touchdown with only 87 seconds left in the game. After a timeout and; several shuttles of substitutes, quarterback Marvin Kristynik wheeled out from under center and whistled a quick pass to tailback Hix Green, who was motoring in the right flat for the goal line. The throw didn't have enough mustard on it and it hit the ground despite the doughty little Green's backward dive to catch it near the line of scrimmage. The defeat put an end to Texas' 15-game winning streak and aiso left the Longhorns back among the pack in the Southwest Conference race with a 1-1 mark while Arkansas went streaking away to a 3-0 record. Ended too was an 11-game string without defeat against SWC opponents and Royal was left with 63 victories and looking for the one that would make him the winningest coach in Long-horn history. Once again the placement kick was the margin of victory as has been so often the case in the hectic Texas Arkansas series since Royal and Frank Broyles started their bumping for SWC domination. The Longhorns won by 13-12 in 1959, Arkansas by 24- 23 in 1960 and last year the Royal men won by 17-13, or a field goal and a conversion kick. Hopes, Dreams Buried Hix Couldn't Reach the Ball All Texas' football troubles began on this 81-yard punt return for a touchdown by Arkansas safety man Ken Hatfield. Longhorn defender Clayton Lacy goes down in the wake of a American-Statesman Tom Lankei Razorback's block and Hatfield later outran some Orange-clad defenders on the jaunt. Hatfield's dash brought Arkansas' first touchdown and the Hogs won, 14-13. By JOE HEILING Staff Writer Hix Green died a thousand deaths on the Arkansas one-yard line Saturday night. They buried the Texas Longhorns' No. 1 ranking in the nation right alongside him. Green was on his knees, desperately stretching backward for a pass from quarterback Marvin Kristynik that would have saved the crown. But Green came up with a handful of grass, not the precious bauble. He didn't see the Arkanas Razorbacks slapping each other silly in a wild party celebrating their 14-13 victory over the 'Horns undefeated in 15 games. Instead, Green studied the ground like it was going to rise up and hit him in ihe face. And he felt sick at his stomach. The uncomfortable feeling hadn't deserted Green 10 minutes afterwards. The words still came hard. He had to force them out. "There's nothing much you can say," the senior tailback mumbled while hunting his shoes. "Marvin couldn't get it off like he wanted. He had to hurry it. It got to me on the bounce. I couldn't get to it." (See HIX, Page D2) Bears Lash Texas Tech THE YARDSTICK1 Terii Ba1nr First downs 17 19 Rushing yardage ....175 - lti'l Passing yardage H4 197 Passes B-18 1324 Passes intercepted by 1 f 2 .Punts 5 39.8 433.7 Fumbles lost 1 ' 0 Yards penalized 82 - 85 By FRED SANNER Staff Writer WACO The Baylor Bears called on their Brownwood combo of Terry Southall and Lawrence Elkins here Saturday night to put the Gold and Green in the win column for the first time in four outings this year as Texas Tech fell, 28-10. It was the ninth victory in nine meetings in Waco for the Bears as they continued their home field jinx over the Red Raiders. The victory gave the Bears a three-way tie for third in the Southwest Conference chase with Texas and Texas Tech. The Bears and the Longhorns are 1-1 and Tech is 2-2. If coach John Bridgers was still wondering before the game who his No. 1 quarterback was, Southall surely erased any doubt from the Baylor mentor's mind. Completing 13 of 24 passes for 197 yards and one touchdown, Southall also showed he can run as he picked up 44 yards in nine (See BEARS, Page D2) Texas Tech 7 3 0 0 10 Baylor 7 7 7 728 Bay Hodgt 12 pass from Southall (Da vies kick) Tech Agan 5 run (Perry kick) Tech FA Gill 40 Bay Davies 1 run (Davies kick Bay navies 1 run r Davies kick! Bay Southall 1 run (Davies kick I FOOTBALL SCORES SOUTHWEST Arkansas 14, Texas 13 Texas Christian 14, Texas A&M 9 Dayton 21, Abilene Christian 14 Austin 16, Memphis Southwestern 7 Rice 7, Southern Methodist 6 Baylor 28, Texas Tech 10 Wyoming 20, Texas Western 6 Texas Southern 26, Alcorn A&M 24 New Mexico 13, North Texas 7 Stephen F. Austin 24, Sul Ross 0 Southwest Texas 35, Howard Payne 12 Sam Houston State 27, Texas Lutheran 0 Tarleton State 21, Henderson State Texas A&I 20, East Te x a s State 9 Memphis State 41, West Texas State 0 (See SCORES, Page D4) Rice PAT Puts Rice By Ponies SMtl S S8 8-15 i - I THE YARDSTICK KlPf. First downs 12 Rushing yardage 124 Passing yardage 100 Passes 8 IB Passes Intercepted bv 0 Punt S-34 10-42 t urn Dies lost ; : Yards penalized 35 C DALLAS (AP) - Walt Reyn olds passed 23 yards to Billy Hale for a touchdown and Larry Rice kicked the extra point Saturday night to give Rice a tight 7-6 victory over Southern Meth odist in the opening Southwest Conference football game for each school. Southern Methodist surged ngnt back for 79 yards and a touchdown, the payoff a 19-yard pass from Jimmy Taylor to Rogers Reinowski. But John Cravens missed the point, the boot going to the right of the goal posts. That was the ball game as a crowd of 24,000 stayed on its feet the entire last half. The first half was mostly a dull kicking duel with Rice missing a field goal from the SMU 27 as the only action of note. Rice also advanced to the SMU 36 with a 28-yard pass from Mc- Reynolds to Preston Johnson pushing the drive along. But SMU braced Rice 0 n 8 n i SMU 0 0 6 06 Rice Hale 23 oass from McRevnolds fRice kick) , SMU Reinowski II sass from Taylor i kick failed Attendance .uuu. Ok s r sM i jwti)w torn tmic -B&)lrtPic4rwi. Blocking like this on the power sweep gave Arkansas, defenders fits Saturday night as Texas tailback Ernie Koy rambles for four yards behind the blocks of Marvin Kristynik and Harold Ik 1 KRISTYHtK K , X&f i TX sfotr (( (1- DANItL fj i Jrit I PHtt IPP L . Will 1 IMlllTilll I TBI r m lOTTf I me dj.iuu ians wno naa 01a Memorial Stadium jammed to capacity got the kind of game the Southwest has learned to expect when the Longhorns and Razorbacks bump. It was largely a game of clawing defense with only one break for the first three quarters and that break had the Longhorns pressing to come from behind for the third straight game. The Texas touchdown came hard. The Longhorns had to run 14 plays to cover 46 yards and wingback Phil Harris barely made the final two yards on fourth down. He was collared on the Ditch - back from Kristvnik around the left flank by end Bobby Roper around the five but managed to scoot into the end zone with RoDer hanrnnar on to his jersey like the tail of a comet for the final five steps. Ken Hatfield, the nation's top punt returner last year, barely got behind a white wall in the second Deriod and calloped 81 yards after fielding an Ernie Koy punt. Koy was the last Iinr'horn to have a shot at mm but he was slow cracking thmiiuh a Dair of Razorback 'blockers around the Texas 35 (See TEXAS. Page D4) Arkansa J J ,J-J Texas 0 0 0 1313 UA-Hatfield 81 punt return (McKnelly trr Harris : run (Conway klclO UA Crockrtt 34 pass from Marshall (McKnelly kick) UT Koy 2 run (pass failed) TCU Ruins Ag Party By 14 to 9 THK YARDSTICK TCU AM r-'irst downs n fl Rushinn yardag ....W 114 Passing yardage ...,l:iS fil Passes 11-2 4-14 Passes Intercepted by 2 3 Punts -40 Fumbles Inst 1 -1 Yards penalized 6S 41 By ED KNOCKE Staff Writer COLLEGE STATION - The TCU Horned Frogs came as a band of "party spoilers" here at Kyle Field Saturday afternoon. The Texas Aggies were honoring their great 1939 team which went undefeated at the halftime, and it was only appropriate for the current edition of Aggies to depart with a victory. .But TCU struck for two early touchdowns, and then staved off the Aggies for a 14-9 victory before a crowd of 20,000. Thus A&M has reached the halfway plateau of the 1964 football season still alien to victory. The 0-5 record is the worst start since 1948. The Horned Frogs of coach Abe Martin, meanwhiLe, snapped (See FROGS, Page D3) American-Statesman UPI TCU Philipp. The Longhorns matched Arkansas in touchdowns, but missed on a two-point conversion try and lost, 14-13. 7 7 0 0-H Texas A&M 0 0 9 0- 9 TCU Sanders 27 pass from Nix tAl-ford kick I , . TCU Nayfa fumDle recovery in end zone (Alford kick) . , . . A&M Safely Fauver tackled In end lone A&M Attendance 21.500 McKaughan 10 run iG. Lindsey Fainting Situation Happy Arkansas Faces Five More American-Statesman UPI Perhaps he's pondering over what might have been, but this is Texas coach Darrell Roval seconds after the Longhorns failed on a two-point conversion try which would have beaten Arkansas Saturday night. By BILL LITTLE Staff Writer "One football learn and 5,000 fans just gave the whole state of Texas the red eye!" shouted an Arkansas player over a host of shouts in the Razorback dressing room. And outside, a student body, and in fact a state were crying out the Eyes of Texas but even that couldn't drown a hateful scoreboard that told the saddest story man's ever heard defeat. "I thought I was going to faint when I saw that ball hit the ground," linebacker Ronnie Caveness said of Marvin Kris-tynik's pass for two extra points that would have won had Hix Green been able to seize it. "That's the greatest feeling I've . ever had." v : Caveness, like all the Arkansas players, reflected a great respect for their beaten oppon-., ents. And though cries of "We're " number one!" rang in the small victory chamber, no one would commit himself to a prediction. "Well, I 'can't comment on that," Caveness said. "We've got five other games, and we'll just have to take them one at a time." A pale Darrell Royal was in the Pig dressing room immediately after the game, and Frank Broyles called for silence as last year's coach of the year addressed his boys. Broyles wouldn't tell the press wht.t Royal said, but tackle Jim Williams spoke freely. "He said he was looking for : us to go all the way, and he told us not to get knocked off because it's easy to do in the Southwest Conference. He wished us good luck." After Royal left, the room boomed with "I don't give a , .damn for the whole state of Texas, I'm from 'Ar-kan-saw!' " .. Bobby Crockett, who caught the touchdown pass that put the Hogs in front to stay, couldn't even remember the pattern. "He wasn't supposed to go long," said quarterback Fred Marshall, who threw the pass. "He went to the sideline, but the halfback came over to cover, so he cut downfield. It was a great move." "I guess so," Crockett said haughtily. "I don't remember By this time, cokes were being poured on each other, and a few ardent fans were sneaking S.W.C. STANDINGS Team W L Pts. Opp. Arkansas 3 0 60 25 Rice 10 7 6 Texas 1 1 36 14 Baylor 1 1 34 37 Texas Tech ... 2 2 51 73 TCU 1 2 30 63 SMU 0 16 7 Texas A&M ... 0 2 21 30 in. The red that is always so predominant in the hills of Hog-land began to clash with the orange benches that were littered with tape and filthy uniforms. "There'll be no candle tonight!" a player shouted. "That Tower's going to be all white!" the play." "What can you say? You beat the Number One team in the nation," Marshall half - shouted. "The defense won the ball game. It's just a real great feeling.". Ken Hatfield, who sent the Razorbacks in front with the second longest punt runback in Pig history, saw a clear field when he picked up the ball. "It was a perfect alley it was one of those things you dream about happening especially against a great team like Texas. Those guys blocked beautifully. They're the greatest bunch of guys and on that play they just put in something extra." And the Texas 27-story main building was indeed colored white if anybody besides Ar- Broyles said of the decision to run the extra points rather than go for a tic. "We knew they were going to kansas bothered to look. Tom McKnelly, who kicked the extra point that proved to be the winning margin, recalled 1962, when Texas drove to a 7-3 victory in the last 36 seconds. "It couldn't happen again," he said with more an expression of relief than confidence. "What a ball game what a ball game," Frank Broyles repeated in a corner of the dressing room. "Kenny Hatfield's punt return gave us the momentum we needed. Up until then, we were stalling, and doing much." A quick check of the records showed Arkansas with 136 yards of total offense, and nine first downs to Texas' 18. If the punt return started things moving, they didn't move very far. "Royal did the only thing he could do, being Number One," (See HOGS, Page D2) '

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