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The Billings Gazette Saturday. Dec. 26. 1987 3J) Coach, son fight Down's Syndrome coEmciiiEP series DALLAS (AP) - St Louis ParH farm in Paris and the two often go there to ride their horses in the of f-season. "His favorite expression is 'I love to see the farm on a beautiful day,'" Stalling said. "He loves to ride the horses, go fishing, just walk around the farm. People have always been extremely nice to him. Church friends have been so good. "Kids have always played with him. No one has ever made fun of him or didn't allow him to take part." Stallings said he doesn't regret the choice he made 25 years ago. "We had a tough decision a long time ago," he said. "He was part of our family and we could raise him the best we could. We could keep him warm and healthy and make him ours." Down's Syndrome occurs when a child is born with an extra chromosome in each cell. Children with the condition are mentally retarded, but are able to live happy, active lives. "The doctor .said he wouldn't live to be 4," Stallings said. "Then they said he wouldn't make it to 11." Sunday, when the Cardinals visit Texas Stadium to take on the Dallas Cowboys, father and son will be there. "This is the great thing about Johnny," Stalling said. "He still believes in Santa Claus 100 percent He's got a one-way ticket to heaven. There isn't a mean bone in his body." Stallings, born and raised in Texas and a Dallas defensive back coach for 14 years, has a Gene Stallings fainted the day doctors told him his newborn son had Down's Syndrome and wasn't expected to live long. That was 25 years ago and Stallings and his son still are staunch companions. Stallings was 27 when John Mark Stallings was born on June 11, 1962. As an assistant coach on Bear Bryant's staff at Alabama, his life had been geared to the national championship the Crimson Tide had won less than six months earlier. Then a doctor bluntly broke the news to the coach. , "The next thing I knew (was) that I was laying there on the floor with about six or eight nurses around me," Stallings said. "I was out." down pass from Kerwin Bell to Anthony Williams. But the extra point was missed. Florida drove from its own 13 to the UCLA 20, where Bell threw an in-completion in the end zone as the clock ran out. "I was flushed out (of the pocket by UCLA's Ken Norton Jr.), had to throw and hope for the best," Bell said. "I felt like he had me and I couldn't take a sack. "It was a joy to play in a bowl game after waiting four years. We just ran out of time. We got momentum in the fourth quarter, but we couldn't put it in." Florida was playing in its first bowl game since 1983, when the Gators defeated Iowa 14-6 in the Gator Bowl. Florida was ineligible to compete in bowl games following the 1984 and '85 seasons because of NCAA sanctions. "We thought we'd win it near the end, but we didn't," Florida Coach Galen Hall said. "I'm proud of the players, the way they stayed in the game. They fought hard. It just didn't turn out the way we wanted it to." The Bruins took a 3-0 lead on a 34-yard field goal by Velasco with 8:45 left in the first quarter. The Gators, who finished 6-6, then moved 71 yards on 10 plays to go ahead 7-3. SCCHEBOAnD UCLA From Page ID The Bruins needed to move only 15 yards after David Keating blocked a punt by Florida's Herbert Perry and Randy Beverly returned it 17 yards. "I blocked the ball with my chest," Keating said. "That's how close I was." Aikman completed 19 of 30 passes for 173 yards and was intercepted twice. He was named UCLA's player of the game. "It's important you finish up with a win," Aikman said. "We're still really disappointed about not going to the Rose BowL I don't think anybody will forget about that. This doesn't make up for the Rose BowL but at least we ended the season with a win." UCLA lost to Southern Cal 17-13 in its regular-season finale on Nov. 21. Thus, the Trojans will represent the Pacific-10 Conference in the Rose Bowl next Friday. The lOth-ranked Bruins, 10-2, also got a 32-yard field goal from Alfredo Velasco with 11:06 left in the game, making it 20-10. Florida drew within four points with 7:51 to go on a 14-yard touch CALENDAR TANK BFNAilAItA by Jeff Millar & Bill Hinds Saturday BOXING: Billings Amateur Boxing Association meet, Head Start gym, 7:30 p.m. . THIS IS NOT FjggJ3( I AFTr? 21 VCARS OFftrTlUTV, SOME (view ORLEANS RESlPEklTS AR6 UUPfcR-STANiOAt3W UWWIUIU6 TO Beu&VE TMACT 1HG I TELEVISION SAltsiTS REAU.V ARE IM A TH& NFL PLAYOFFS.. i A 24,839. NFL Team Statistics American Football Conference (Through Dec. 21) Quarterbacks you have to protect the football. We can't put the ball down on the ground and we can't throw interceptions." Kosar has thrown only eight interceptions to go with his 21 touchdowns, including two TDs in Sunday's 24-17 victory at the Los Angeles Raiders. The oft-booed Malone, by contrast, has thrown for only six scores and 17 interceptions. "But they've won eight games with Mark Malone at quarterback," Schottenheimer said. "That's a lot UCLA Fla First downs 15 24 Rushes-yards 41-48 38-185 Passing 173 188 Return Yards 22 30 Comp-Att-Int 19-30-2 19-38-0 Punts 6-35 4-18 Fumbles-Lost 1-0 3-3 Penalties-Yards 5-35 8-82 Time of Possession 34:30 25:30 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Saturday 5:30 Sports Close-Up, CNN 5:30 SportsCenter, ESPN 6 a.m. Target Shooting, ESPN 6:30 Fishin' Hole, ESPN 7:30 Fishing: Best of Bill Dance, ESPN 8.30 Countdown to Calgary: XV Winter . -Olympics, ESPN 9 o.m. Scholastic Sports America, ESPN 9:30 College Football Preview, CNN 9:30 SportsCenter Saturday: NFL Gome-day, ESPN 10 a.m. NFL Live, KULR 1 0 a.m. Skiing: U.S. Men's Pro Tour, ESPN 10:30 NFL Football: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, KULR 1 1 a.m. Inside the NFL, HBO 1 1 a.m. CBA Basketball: Charleston Gunners at Pensocola Tornodos, ESPN -11 o.m. Coach!, KUED 1 1 a.m. Race for Number One: College Football Preview, KUTV Noon Race for Number One: College Football Preview, KTVQ Noon Boxing's Greatest Knockouts, HBO Noon Fishing the West, KULR Noon NFL Live, KUTV 12:30 Greatest Sports Legends, KULR 12:30 NFL Football: Cleveland Browns at Pittsburgh Steelers, KUTV 1 p.m. Pro Skiing, KTVQ 1 p.m. To Strive for Excellence: Notre Dame's Tim Brown, ESPN 1:30 NFL Today, KTVQ 1 :30 Golf: Championships of the U.S.G.A., KOUS , 1 :30 Fishing the West, KULR . 1:30 College Volleyball: NCAA Division I Women's Championship, final match, ESPN 2 p.m. NFL Football: Washington Redskins at Minnesota Vikings, KTVQ 2 p.m. Greatest Sports Legends, KULR 2 p.m. NBA Basketball: Los Angeles Lakers at Utah Jazz, KSL 2:10 Sports Close-Up, CNN 3:30 Fishin' Hole Christmas Speciol, ESPN 3:30 Light Moments in Sports, KUTV 4 p.m. World Cup Skiing, KOUS 4 p.m. U.S. Pro Ski Tour, KTVX 5 p.m. SportsCenter Saturday: College Football Gameday, ESPN 5:30 Sports Saturday, CNN 5:30 Drag Racing: NHRA Showdown of Champions, ESPN .6:30 Coke Cup Pre-Seoson, KSL .7 P.m. College Basketball: Pittsburgh at Jacksonville, ESPN 9 p.m. SportsCenter Saturday: College Football Gomeday, ESPN 9:30 Sports Tonight, CNN Midnight SportsCenter, ESPN 1 2:30 Sports Latenight, CNN 1 2:30 World Sports Speciol, ESPN Browns From Page ID past is the immediate past. The Browns have won their last three and four of their last five over Pittsburgh, including a 34-10 rout on Sept. 20 that saw Bernie Kosar threw two touchdown passes. "Their quarterback is outstanding, they can run the ball and their defense is one of the best in the league," Noll said. "You have to be at your best against the best teams, and they're one of the best teams." Pittsburgh's chances of winning the AFC Central ended In Sunday's 24-16 loss to Houston. But the Steelers have won three of their last five even though quarterback Mark Malone has thrown only one touchdown pass in that span. "The Steelers are a playoff-type team. They play stout defense, don't make many mistakes on offense and have an outstanding kicking game," Schottenheimer said. "To beat them, you'd better find a way to stop their running backs and Johnson, AH. 20 162 8.1 45 0 Kickoff Returners NO Yds Avg LG TD Stamps, Afl. 24 660 27.5 97 1 Gentry, Chi. 24 598 24.9 88 1 Clock, Doll. 26 596 22.9 48 0 Guggems, Minn. 34 776 22.8 42 0 Sikahema.SL 31 705 22.7 50 0 Rouson.Gnls 21 472 22.5 49 0 lee, Del. 30 664 22.1 39 0 Fullwood, G.B. 22 477 21.7 46 0 Ro.Brown, Roms 26 555 21.3 95 1 Emery. AH. 21 440 21.0 66 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts Rice, S.F. 21 1 20 0 126 Quick, Phil. 11 0 11 0 66 White, Dams 11 11 0 0 66 Bavoro, Gionts 7 0 7 0 42 Carter, Minn. 7 0 7 0 42 Clark, Wash. 7 0 7 0 42 Dozier.Minn. 7 5 2 0 42 Ferrell, St.L. 7 7 0 0 42 Court, Chi. 7 0 7 0 42 Hilliard, N O. 7 6 1 0 42 Mondley. Det. 7 0 7 0 42 Martin, N O. 7 0 7 0 42 J.Smith, St.L. 7 0 7 0 42 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Andersen, N.O. 3434 2432 51 106 Ruzek, Doll. 2323 2225 49 89 Lansford, Roms 3638 1721 48 87 Butler, Chi. 2830 1726 52 79 McFodden, Phil. 3434 1525 49 79 Wersching, S.F. 3839 1317 45 77 Murray, Det. 1818 1728 53 69 C.Nelson, Minn. 3334 1222 51 69 Allegre, Giants 2324 1523 53 68 Igwebuike, T.B. 2426 1215 48 60 New York 8 17 .320 8 NewJersey 4 19 .174 11 - Central Division Detroit 16 5 .762 , Atlanta 16 7 .696 1 Chicago 15 10 .600 3 Milwaukee 13 9 .591 3ft Indiana 12 12 .500 5ft Cleveland 11 13 .458 6ft WESTERN CONFERENCE Midwest Division W I Pet. GB Dallas 15 8 .652 Denver 15 9 .625 ft Houston 12 11 522 3 Utah 12 13 .480 4 San Antonio 11 12 .478 4 Sacramento 6 1 8 .250 9ft Pacific Division LA. Lakers 18 6 .750 Portland 16 8 .667 2 Seattle 13 12 .520 5ft LA. Clippers 8 14 .364 9 Phoenix 8 1 4 .364 9 Golden Slate 4 18 .182 13 Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Detroit 91, New York 87 Atlanta at Philadelphia, (n) Saturday's Games Chicago at Indiana, 2 p.m. New York at Atlanta, 7:30 p.m. Portland at Cleveland, 7:30 p.m. New Jersey at Detroit, 7:30 p.m. Washington at Milwaukee, 8 p.m. Houston at Dallas, 8:30 p.m. Golden State at San Antonio, 8:30 p.m. Seattle at Denver, 9:30 p.m. Los Angeles Lakers at Utah, 9:30 p.m. Sacramento at Phoenix, 9:30 p.m. Boston at Los Angeles Clippers, 1 0:30 p.m. Sunday's Games Cleveland at New Jersey, 7:30 p.m. Boston at Sacramento, 9 p.m. RUSHING UCLA, Ball 23-49, B.Brown 10-29, Eslwick 1-4, Primus 1-2, Aikman 6-(minus 36). Florida, E.Smith 17-128, W.Williams 8-43, A.Williams 4-19, McGrady 3-8, Bell 5-(minus 3), Mills 1-(minus 1 0). PASSING UCLA, Aikman 19-30-2-173. Florida, Bell 19-38-0-188. RECEIVING UCLA, Anderson 4-52, Picker! 3-37, Mike Forr 2-29, B.Brown 2-11, Estwick 2-9, Anthony 2-6, Craig 1-13, Primus 1-1 1, Thompson 1-5, Ball 1-0. Florida, E.Smith 4- 19, Snead 3-62, Odom 3-32, Simmons 3- 20, McGrady 2-18, A.Williams 1-14, McGrlff 1-9, Mills 1-8. Reynolds 1-6. Gray 12, Blue 10 Blue 3 7 0 010 Gray 0 0 3 912 Blue FGWhelihan25 Blue Liggins 21 pass from Perez (Whelihan kick) Gray -FG Garcia 44 Gray Abdur-Ra'oof 26,00$$ from Slayden (run foiled) Gray FG Garcia 44 A 20,300. more than a lot of teams have won." Kosar's consistency has helped free up Browns' backs Kevin Mack, who has 698 yards, and Earnest Byner, who has 384. But Malone's troubles have put added pressure on the Steelers' running game, and Walter Abercrombie has only 458 yards on 118 carries, about half his 1986 production. Earnest Jackson ran for 75 yards against Houston after missing most of four games with a back injury. "Pittsburgh is a better than when we played them before," Schottenheimer said. "Whether we're as good, I don't know. I just hope our season is a long way from being over." Blue Gray First downs 20 17 Rushes-yards 32-144 40-70 Passing 174 211 Return Yards 6 7 Comp-Att-Int 19-43-3 14-29-2 Punts 5-43 6-43 Fumbles-Lost 0-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 5-52 3-13 Time of Possession 29:05 30:55 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Vi kings Q TRANSACTIONS From Page ID Art Com Yds TD Int Kosor.Clev. 353 220 2792 21 8 Marino, Mia. 407 242 3002 25 11 Wilson, Rdrs 240 139 1931 12 7 Kelly. Buff. 380 230 2644 18 9 Krieg.Sea. 262 161 1929 21 15 Elway.Den. 390 217 3100 19 11 OBrien.Jets 359 215 2511 13 8 Kenney.K.C. 238 131 1787 12 9 Esiason, On. 402 221 3051 15 17 Moon, Hou. 343 170 2526 20 16 Rushers Alt Yds Avg LG TD Dickrsn.lnd. 250 1 092 4.4 57 4 Warner, Sea. 219 900 4.1 57 8 Rozier.Hou. 209 854 4.1 41 3 Mock, Clev. 183 698 3.8 22 5 Allen, Rdrs 182 679 3.7 44 5 Winder, Den. 173 674 3.9 19 5 Jocksn.Pitt. 174 668 3.8 39 1 Bentley.lnd. 138 621 4.5 17 6 Okoye.K.C. 145 597 4.1 43 3 Sfradfrd, Mia. 136 592 4.4 51 6 Receivers NO Yds Avg LG TD Toon, Jets 65 941 14.5 58' 5 Largent.Sea. 52 817 15.7 55 7 Burkett, Buff. ' 52 715 13.8 47 4 Reed, Buff. 52 706 13.6 40 4 Corson, K.C. 51 924 18.1 67 6 Givins.Hou. 49 840 17.1 83 6 Byner.Clev. 49 533 10.9 37 2 Winslow.S.D. 47 475 10.1 30 3 Harmon, Buff. 47 442 9.4 42 2 Brooks, Ind. 46 671 14.6 52 3 Punters NO Yds LG Avg Mjsjenko.SD 59 2517 57 42.7 Newsome, Pitt. 60 2520 57 42.0 Fulhoge, On. 47 1969 58 41.9 Talley.Rdrs 51 2091 63 41 0 Horan,Den. 40 1631 61 40.8 Goodburn, K.C 58 2364 55 40.8 LJohnson, Cle 46 1864 66 40.5 Gossett.Hou 40 1619 55 40.5 Cmrillo, N.E. 58 2343 73 40.4 Rdriguez, Sea 45 1797 63 39.9 Punt Returners NO Yds Avg LG TD James, S O. 29 367 12.7 81 1 TownslUets 30 366 12.2 91 1 Edmonds. Sea. 19 228 12.0 40 0 McNeil, Clev. 32 370 11.6 40 0 Martin, On. 27 270 10.0 21 0 Schwedes, Mia. 22 195 8.9 31 0 demons, K.C. 19 162 8.5 44 0 K.Jhnsn.Hou. 20 160 8.0 26 0 Pitts, Buff. 19 138 7.3 19 0 Woods, Rdrs 24 168 7.0 34 0 Kickoff Returners NO Yds Avg LG TD Young, Clev. 18 412 22.9 44 0 Bentley.lnd. 19 430 22.6 40 0 Palmer, K.C. 35 790 22.6 95 1 Mueller, Rdrs 25 543 21.7 46 0 Edmonds, Sea. 23 479 20.8 43 0 Stone, Pitt. 25 515 20.6 34 0 Humphery, Jets 18 357 19.8 47 0 G.Andrsn.SD 22 433 19.7 31 0 Duncan, Hou. 28 546 19.5 62 0 Starring. N.E. 21 408 19.4 43 0 Scoring Touchdowns TD Rush Rec Ret Pts Hector, Jets 10 10 0 0 60 Warner, Sea. 10 8 2 0 60 Byner.Clev. 9 7 2 0 54 Riddick, Buff. 8 5 3 0 50 Bentley.lnd. 8 6 2 0 48 Duper.Mia. 8 0 8 0 48 Kinnbrw, On. 8 8 0 0 48 Clayton, Mia. 7 0 7 0 42 V.Johnson, Den. 7 0 7 0 42 Larger. Sea. 7 0 7 0 42 Slaughlr, Clev. 7 0 7 0 42 Strodfrd, Mio. 7 6 1 0 42 Kicking PAT FG LG Pts Breech, On. 23-2523-29 46 92 Biasucci. Ind. 21-21 23-26 50 90 Zendejas, Hou. 29-3020-25 52 89 Karhs.Den. 34 3417-23 51 B5 Leahy, Jets 30-3018-21 42 84 Buhr, Raiders 27-2818-26 47 81 G.Andersn, Pitt. 20-2020-24 52 80 N.Johnson, Sea 38-3813-17 49 77 T.Fronklin, NE 34-3514-25 50 76 Joeger.aev. 33-3314 22 48 75 Holiday Transactions FOOTBALL National Football League WASHINGTON REDSKINS Activated Russ Grimm, guard, and Anthony Allen, wide receiver. Placed Clint Didier, tight end, on the inactive list and Ray Hitchcock, center, on injured reserve. share of work this year, gets the start again. "I think they're both excellent quarterbacks," Gibbs said. "Our preparation is pretty much the same. They don't change that much what they're trying to do." Gibbs said he sees the game as another potential nail-biter. "If I had to guess, I'd say it would be," he said. "This is going to be one of those games that probably comes down to one play." But Vikings defensive tackle Keith Millard, who is expected to make his first start since a calf injury sidelined him Nov. 22, doesn't see it that way at all. "They're already guaranteed a playoff spot We have to win. It's our biggest game of the year," he said. "I anticipate a one-sided game. We're going to whip them." FOOTBALL Harrah's Odds RENO, Nev. (AP) This week's odds from Harrah's Reno Race & Sports Book for upcoming National Football League and college bowl games. NFL Cleveland 3Vi over Pittsburgh Minnesota 3 over Washington Seattle 5Vi over Kansas Gty New Orleans 1 1 over Green Bay Philadelphia 2V4 over Buffalo Houston 6 over Onannati Detroit 1 over Atlanta St. Louis 3 over Dallas New York Giants 7 over New York Jets Indianapolis 1014 over Tampa Bay Denver 1 1 over Son Diego Chicago 1 over Los Angeles Raiders Son Francisco 1 0 over Los Angeles Roms Miami 5Vi over New England College Bowls Dec 29 Liberty Bowl Georgia 7 over Arkansas Dec 30 Holiday Bowl Iowa 5 aver Wyoming Freedom Bowl Arizona State 6Vi over Air Force . Dec 31 GotorBowl South Carolina 4 over LSU Bluebonnet Bowl Pittsburgh 4Vi over Texas Jan. I Florida Citrus Bowl Penn State even with Clemson Fiesta Bowt Florida State 3 over Nebraskci Cotton Bowl Notre Dame 6 over Texas A&M'' - Sugar Bowl Auburn 1 ri over Syracuse Rose Bowl Southern Col 3 over Michigan State Orrjnge Bowl Oklahoma 2 over Miami Jan. 2 Hall of Fame Classic Alabama 1 over Michigan Peach Bowl Tennessee 6ft over Indiana Doleman has 11 sacks, second among NFC defensive linemen. "He's knocking people around," Gibbs said. "One thing you do notice is that Doleman is putting pressure on the quarterback and is chasing people down." One of the key players in last year's game, Vikings quarterback Tommy Kramer, probably will not be a factor this time. Kramer, who was 20-f or-35 for 490 yards and four touchdowns in one of his greatest days as a pro, isn't starting because of a pinched nerve in his neck that affects his throwing arm and hand. Backup Wade Wilson, who has seen the lion's College Bowl Games All Times EST Saturday, Dec. 1 2 Pistons 91, Knlcks 87 DETROIT 9I) Rodman 2-8 0-6 4, Sal-ley 8-13 5-9 21, laimbeer 718 5-5 19, Dumars 9-17 1-4 19, Thomas 9-23 2-2 21, Johnson 37 1-4 7. Bedford 0-1 0-0 0, Lewis 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 38-87 14-30 91. NEW YORK (87 Green 1-4 2-2 4. Newman 3-3 0-0 6, Ewing 1 1 -20 6-8 28, Jackson 6-1 1 1-2 13, Wilkins 7-14 0 0 15, Walker 2-1 1 0-0 4, Donovan 1-3 0-0 2, Orr 0-0 0 0 0, Carfwright 3-5 0-0 6, Tucker 0-3 1-31, Cum-mings 4-10 00 8. Totals 38-84 10-1587. Detroit 26 12 25 2891 New York 25 19 24 1987 3-point goals Thomas, Wilkins. Fouled out None. Rebounds Detroit 62 (loimbeer 1 6), New York 54 (Ewing 9). Assists Detroit 25 (Thomas 8), New York 25 (Jackson 12). Total fouls Detroit 19, New York 28. Technicals Detroit Coach Daly, Laimbeer, Rodman. A 14,549. - CBA Continental Basketball Association Eastern Division W L QW Pts Albany 14 2 43 85 Pensocola 9 9 36ft 63ft Savannah 8 11 36 60 Mississippi 7 10 36ft 57ft Topeko 7 6 25ft 46ft Charleston 5 13 29ft 44ft Western Division Rockford - 11 4 36 69 LoCrosse II 3 32ft 65ft Wyoming 8 7 29ft 53ft Rochester 6 10 30ft 48ft Quod-City 6 11 29ft 47ft RopidCity 5 11 23 38 NOTE: Eoch victory is worm three points, each quarter won during the game is worth one point and a quarter tied is worth ft point: Thursday's Games No games scheduled Friday's Games Wyoming at Rochester Albany at La Oosse Mississippi at Pensocola Rockford at Quad-City Savannah at Tooeka Saturday's Games Albany at Rochester Charleston at Pensocola la Crosse at Quod-Oty Wyoming at Rockford RUSHING Blue, Greenfield (Northwestern) 1 0-84, Cooper (Ohio St.) 7-30, Saxon (San Jose St.) 5-16. Gray, Stephens (NW Louisiana) 10-57, Higgs (Kentucky) 10-33, McGill (Wake Forest) 3-1 6, Crawford (Van-derbilt)4-10. PASSING Blue, Perez (San Jose St.) 11-26-3-116, Greenfield (Northwestern) 7-16-0-58, Whelihan (Missouri) 1-1-0-0. Gray, Slayden (Duke) 11-22-1-145, Strom (Georgia Tech 3-7-1-66. RECEIVING Blue, Williams (Illinois) 5-46, Cooper (Ohio St.) 5-35, Liggins (San Jose St.) 3-55. Gray, Ford (Cent. Florida) 4-49, Stephens (NW Louisiana) 3-26, Abdur-Ra'oof (Maryland) 2-46, Higgs (Kentucky) 2-18. Okla. St 35, West Virginia 33 West Virginia , 7 17 3 633 Oklahoma St. 14 0 14 735 OSU Thomas 5 run (Blanchard kick WVU Brown 1 run (Baumann kick) OSU Thomas 9 run (Blanchard kick) WVU 8rown 5 run (Baumann kick) WVU FG Boumonn 33 WVU Warren 23 interception return (Baumann kick) OSU Thomas 4 run (Blanchard kick) WVU FG Boumonn 38 OSU Oillard 6 pass from Gundy (Blanchard kick) OSU Thomas 4 run (Blanchord kick) WVU Taylor 6 run (pass foiled) A 43,240. WVU OSU First downs 22 23 Rushes-yards 70-331 47-185 Passing 54 161 Return Yards 23 32 Comp-Att-Int 2-7-1 12-18-2 Punts 3-41 233 Fumbles-lost 1-0 0-0 Penalties-Yards 8-79 2 15 Time of Possession 32:29 27:31 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING West Virginia, Brown 32-167, Harris 24-103, Taylor 12-58. Oklahoma St., Thomas 33-1 57, Sanders 6-19. PASSING West Virginia, Harris 2-7-1-54. Oklahoma St., Gundy 12-18-2-161. RECEIVING West Virginia. Bell 1-45, Winn 1-9. Oklohoma St., Dykes 3-72, Thomas 3-20, Dillard 3-18, Williams 1-20. Coaches named for regional competition 7! SOCCER girls' basketball Craig Audet, Whitefish; boys' track John Cheek, Cascade; girls' track Bob Farrell, Glasgow; wrestling Laris Roberts, Huntley Project. Swimming Bruce Dunkle, Helena Capital; cross country Paul Jorgensen, Kalispell; girls' volleyball Cissy Filcher, Stevensville; girls' softball Kirk Thomas, Billings Senior; golf Dennis Bymaster, Havre; tennis Mike Anderson, Bozeman; special sports Rod TempeL Libby. HELENA (AP) Norninees have been picked from Montana for the annual Coach of the Year program sponsored by the National High School Athletic Coaches Association and Wilson Sports Goods Co. The nominees are entered in the Northwest regional competition. The Montana nominees are: athletic director Jack McGowan, Ennis; football Jack Johnson, Great Falls Russell; boys' basketball Pat O'Connor, Billings Senior; Notionol Football Conference HOCKEY MSU honors runner Steve Simpson MISL Major Indoor Soccer League All Times EST Eastern Division W L Pet. GB Chicago 7 5 .583 Baltimore 8 6 .571 Cleveland 7 7 .500 1 Dallas 7 8 .467 IB Minnesota 5 8 .385 7Yi Western Division San Diego 10 5 .667 Tocoma 9 7 .563 1ft Los Angeles 7 6 .538 2 Kansas Gty 7 B .467 3 St. Lours 6 8 .429 3ft Wichita 5 10 .333 5 Thursday's Gomes No games scheduled Friday's Gomes No games scheduled Saturday's Games Tocoma at Minnesota, 8:35 p.m. Los Angeles at St. Lows, 8.35 p.m. Baltimore at Wichita, 8:35 p.m. Chicago at Kansas City, 9:05 p.m. Dallas at San Diego, 1 0:35 p.m. California Bowl At Fresno, Calif. Eastern Michigan 30, San Jose St. 27 Saturday, Dec 19 Independence Bowl At Shreveport, La Washington 24, Tulane 1 2 Tuesday, Dec. 22 All American Bowl At Birmingham, Ala. Virginia 22, Brighom Young 16 Friday, Dec. 25 Sun Bowl At El Paso, Texas Oklahoma State 35, West Virginia 33 Blue-Gray All-Star Classic At Montgomery, Ala. South 12, North 10 Aloha Bowl At Honolulu UCLA 20, Florida 1 I Tuesday, Dec. 29 Liberty Bowl At Memphis, Term. Arkansas, 9-3-0, vs. Georgia, 8-3-0, 8 p.m. (Raycom) Wednesday, Dec 30 Freedom Bowl At Anoheim, Calif. Air Force, 9-3-0, vs. Arizona State, 6-4-1, 8 p.m. (Mizlou) Holiday Bowl At San Diego Wyoming, 10-2-0, vs. Iowa, 9 3-0, 8 p.m. (ESPN) Thursday, Dec 31 GotorBowl At Jacksonville, Flo. South Carolina, 8-3-0, vs. Louisiana State, 9-1-1,2:30 p.m. (CBS Bluebonnet Bowl At Houston Pittsburgh, 8-3-0, vs. Texas, 6-5-0, 8 pm. (Mi-zlou Friday, Jon. 1 Florida Citrus Bowl At Orlando, Flo. . Clemson, 9-2-0, vs. Penn State, 8-3-0, noon (ABC) Fiesta Bowl At Tempe, Ariz. Florida Stole, 10-1-0, vs. Nebraska, 10-1-0, 1: 30 p.m., (NBC) Cotton Bows At Dallas Notre Dame, 8-3-0, vs. Texas A4M, 9-2-0, 1: 30 p.m. (CBS) Sugar Bowl At New Orleans Syracuse. 11-0-0, vs. Auburn, 9-1-1, 3:30 pm. (ABC) Rase Bowl At Pasadena, Calif. Michigan St., 8-21, vs. Southern Col, 8-3-0, 5 p.m. (NBC) . Orange Bowl At Mramt Oklahoma, 11-0-0, vs. Mram, Flo., 11-04), 8 p.m. (NBq Saturday, Jan. 2 Peach Bowl At Atlanta Tennessee, 9-2-1 , vs. Indiana, 8 3-0, 2 p.m. (Mizlou) Hall of Fame Bowt At Tampa, Fla Michigan, 7-4-0, vs. Alabama, 7-4-0, 1 pm (NBQ UCLA 20, Florida It UCLA . - 3 7 7 320 Florida 7 3 0 616 UCLA FG Velosco 34 Flo Simmons 7 pass from Bell (McGinry kick) . Fla FG McGinty 32 UCLA B.Brown 1 run (Velosco lock) -UCLA Thompson 5 pass from Aikman (VeJas-- - cobcx) UCLA FG Vetasco 32 Fla AWoms 14 pass from Bell (luck failed) He finished ninth in the Big Sky meet and 15th in the district competition in addition to finishing third at the Pre-NCAA meet. The team's most improved runner award went to sophomore Brink Ku-chenbrod of Helena, who ran in the No. 2 and No. 3 spots during the year. The top freshman award went to Mike Thomas of Jackson, Wyo. BOZEMAN (AP) - Steve Simpson of Helena has been named the most valuable runner on the Montana State University men's cross country team for 1987. Simpson was the Bobcats' No. 1 runner in every meet during the season and was the team's top finisher in both the Big Sky Conference and NCAA District VII championships. BOXING National Football League ouarterbocb All Times EST Alt Com Yds TD Int AMERICAN CONFERENCE Montana, S.F. 389 260 2947 29 13 East lomax.Sl.L 409 247 3073 23 11 W L T Pet. PF PA Simms, Gionts 243 143 1966 15 9 Indianapolis 8 6 0 .571 276 232 McMohon, Chi. 210 125 1639 12 8 Miami 8 6 0 .571 352 311 DeBerg, T.B. 275 159 1891 14 7 Buffalo 7 7 0 .500 263 288 Hebert. N O. 271 148 1959 14 B New England 7 7 0 .500 296 283 Cnnghom, Phil. 385 207 2609 22 11 N.Y. Jets 6 8 0 .429 327 340 W.Wilsn, Minn. 237 126 1900 14 10 Central Schroedr, Wsh. 250 120 1793 12 8 y-Ctevebnd 9 5 0 .643 371 226 D. White, Doll. 362 215 2617 12 17 Houston 8 6 0 .571 324 332 Rushers Pittsburgh 8 6 0 .571 272 280 Art Yds Avg LG TD Cincinnati 4 10 0 .286 268 349 White, Roms 303 1279 4 2 58 11 West Mayes, N O. 225 864 3.8 38 4 y-Denver 9 4 1 .679 355 288 Riggs.Arl. 188 811 4.3 44 2 Seattle 9 5 0 .643 351 273 Craig, S.F. 200 759 3.8 25 2 SanDgo 8 6 0 .571 253 293 H.Walker, Doll. 184 754 4.1 60 5 LA. Roiders 5 9 0 .357 298 283 Mitchell, St L 181 690 3 8 42 3 KansasOty 3 11 0 .214 232 368 Anderson, Chi. 129 586 4 5 38 3 NATIONAL CONFERENCE D.Nelsn, nVm. 1 1 7 569 4 9 72 2 East Rogers, Wash. 153 562 3 7 29 6 x-Woshington 10 4 0 .714 352 261 Morris, Giants 167 526 3.1 34 3 St. Louis 7 7 0 .500 346 347 Receivers Philadelphia 6 8 0 .429 320 373 NO Yds Avg LG TD Dollas 6 8 0 .429 319 332 J.Smilh, St.L. 80 1015 12.7 38 7 N.Y. Giants 5 9 0 .357 260 305 Crag. S.F. 64 487 7.6 35 1 Central Rice, S.F. 62 988 15.9 57 20 x-Chicogo 10 4 0 .714 350 279 Mondley, Del. 57 710 12.5 41 7 Minnesota 8 6 0 . 571 312 308 H. Walker. Doll. 57 665 11.7 44 1 Green Bay 5 8 1 .393 231 267 Dark, Wash. 51 1013 19.9 84 7 Tampa Bay 4 10 0 .286 280 336 Ellard, Rams 49 775 15 8 81 3 Detroit 3 11 0 .214 239 371 Bovoro, Giants 49 758 15 5 38 7 West Anderson, Chi. 47 467 9 9 59 3 y-SonFranbsc 12 2 0 .857 411 263 Quick, PM. 44 772 17.5 61 11 y-New Orleans II 3 0 .786 389 259 Punters LA. Roms 6 8 0 .429 317 313 NO Yds LG Avg Atlanta 3 11 0 .214 192 406 Arnold, Del. 44 1937 60 44 0 x-dinrjieddrvrsion title Donnelly, Atl. 57 2508 62 44.0 y-dmched playoff berth Landeta,Gnts 61 2596 64 42.6 Saturday's Gomes Hatcher, Roms 69 2834 62 41.1 Cleveland at Pittsburgh. 12:30 p.m. Cox. Wash. 61 2497 77 40 9 WoshmgtonotMmnesota, 4 p.m. Wagner. On. 36 1461 71 40 6 Sunday s Games Bracken, G B. 67 2719 65 40.6 Buffalo otPhxodelphKi. I p m. Hansen. N.O. 49 1985 60 40 5 Oncmna. at Houston, 1 pm. Horne, St.L. 39 1572 57 40.3 Detroit at AHanw. 1p.m. Saxon, Doll. 61 2437 63 40.0 Green Bay at New Orleans, 1 p.m. Punt Returners New York Jets at New York Gionts, 1 p.m. NO Yds Avg LG TD St. Lows at Dallas. 1p.m. Gray, N O. 20 303 15.2 80 0 Seattle at Kansas City, 1p.m. lewrs.Mmn. 21 273 130 78 1 TrjrnpaBrrjtlndKsnarjolB.lp.nv SAohmo. SL 41 519 12.7 76 1 San Dnao at Denver 4 p.m. Mondley. Del. 21 234 11.1 54 0 Chrcogo at Las Angeles Raxiers. 4p.m. McLemore. S F. 20 217 10.9 83 1 Las Angeles Roms at San franosco, 8 pm. MdGrwjn. Ox. 39 405 10 4 94 2 (vtonOoy s Game McConky.Gnts 39 374 9 6 37 0 rEndondotMKjmi.Vp m. K Marin. Doll. 19 182 9 6 38 0 Season Ends Futrell. T.B. 21 180 8-6 22 0 NHL Notional Hockey League All Times EST WALES CONFERENCE Patrick Division W L T Pts GF GA Philadelphia 17 13 5 39 122 125 NY Islanders 18 13 2 38 138 114 NewJersey 17 14 4 38 114 121 Pittsburgh 15 14 5 35 130 134 Washington 15 16 4 34 115 109 NY Rangers 11 19 4 26 130 138 Adams Division Montreal 20 8 9 49 137 106 Boston 21 12 3 45 143 122 Hartford 13 14 6 32 105 110 Buffalo 13 15 6 32 113 140 Quebec 13 16 2 28 114 121 CAMPBELL CONFERENCE Norris Division W I T Pts GF GA Detroit 15 14 4 34 129 110 Toronto 14 17 3 31 128 132 St. Lows 13 15 5 31 112 115 Chicago 14 18 2 30 125 147 Minnesota 11 19 5 27 112 143 Smythe Division Calgary 21 10 4 46 168 128 Edmonton 20 12 3 43 162 125 Winnipeg 14 15 3 31 119 125 Vancouver 11 18 5 27 112 121 Los Angeles 9 23 4 22 130 174 Wednesday's Gomes Buffalo 5. Detroit 2 Washington 2, Montreal 2. lie New Jersey 6, Pittsburgh 2 Philadelphia 5, Minnesota 3 Chtcogo 7, New York Islanders 5 Toronto 5, St. Louis 1 Vancouver 5, Los Angeles 1 Thursday's Gomes No games scheduled Fndoy's Games No games scheduled Saturday's Gomes New York Rangers at New Jersey. 1:35 p.m. Boston at New York Islonders, 7:05 p.m. Quebec at Hartford, 7:35 p m. Detroit at Pittsburgh, 7 35 p.m. Montreal at Toronto, 8 05 p.m. Minnesota at Winnipeg. 8 05 p m. Edmonton ot Calgary, 8:05 p.m. Philadelphia at Washington, 8:05 p m. St. Lows at Clxcogo. 8 35 p.m. Vancouver at Los Angeles, 1 0:35 p.m. Bowling Fight Schedule Jan. 2 At Reseda Country Club. Calif., Michael Nunn, North Hollywood, Calif., vs. Kevin Watts, Pleosantville, N.J., 12, for Nunn's NABF middleweight title. Jan . 4 At Genoa, Haly, Gianfranco Rosi, Italy, vs. Duane Thomas, Delrorl, 12, for Roy s WBC super welterweight title; Donald Curry, Fort Worth, Texas, vs. Lupe Aquino, Los Vegas, Nev., 12, super welters (winner earns the right to fight winner of Rosi-Thomas fight). Sandy Adams 525. Elb Men Bill Hem 248, Arnie Bejot 277-593. Mustang Paul Kappel 1 90, Bob Frank 533. Mystic Carole Kreiger 181, Janet Cole 436. Al Schkspp 2 1 9, One Jordan 227-589. Basketball BASKETBALL Sunset Lanes Wednesday Night Metro David Means 233, Fred Matt-son609. Leisure Bessie Millard 201 , JoArm Teegorden 211, Mar- leneSprankle517. Federal Cathy Carlisle 1 84-535. Ed Peterson 232-579. Consolidated Clem I bach 233, Ed Scott 244, Bob Crowe)! 246-681. Businessmen's Jerry Feller 247-603, Jet Flevira 235- 610. Matestic Classic Jeanne Moses 21 2, Sharon Uecter 752 (4). Joe Zimmerman 226, Ben Flyrm 780 (4). Sunday Nrte Mixed Carol Ferrell 191-509. Stan Hed-rick 221, Keith Trang 568. lucky Strike Debbie Stedman 219 596, Jeonerl Jams 208-575. Class Star Linda Syme 222-924 5L Apollo Coleen long 196-540 Rookies Sharlene loendorf 177, Lillian Kimmer 478. Koffee Klutth John Rice 251-618. Dwight Tarno 278- 696, Gary Peterson 273. Karen Zimmerman 520. Moonlighters Rod Hankel 215, Dan Adams and David Means 558, Cine Jordan 559. Vicky Anthony 190, City League Women's Division Tmy's Tavern 44, Red DoorDADavidson 29 KB Chemcols 50, Alpine Cosmo Heqhts Corner Pocket 45 Men's Division Patoce Bar & lanes 60. Pug Mahons S3 First Citizens Bank 55, TireRamo 51 Blue Cat Inn 73, Yellowstone 72 KBSO 44, Billings Gazette Bricklayers 42 GD Ecnrlicx 53, Western Sugar 35 lamplighter LoungeSlades Gym 74, Western Bar 73 Thundertxrds 61 , The Terrrxnators 59 Gremlin Oil 67, Ryan s Old Bulls 59 Baxter Express 74. Allied Tech 60 Pernn Oil Junction City Saloon 68, Judith Wallander Farmer 's Insurance 50 Ken's Team 89, First Bonk Downtowners 60 NBA National Basketball Association All Times EST EASTERN CONFERENCE Atlantic Division W I Pd. GB Bo5fc" '5 8 .652 ftladelpta 12 10 .545 2ft Washington 8 15 .348 7

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