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2h TW Manhattan Mercury Sunday, October 17, 1971 r- elbraska romps to MJ win -0er LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) Nebraska's top-ranked and un- defeated football juggernauts, aided by a stonewall defense, rolled over Kansas 55-0 Saturday in a Big Eight clash before 68,331, the largest crowd Rodgers boosted his season total to nine touchdowns with a 37-yard scoring catch from Jerry Tagge and a 13-yard sprint from scrimmage. Kinney plunged one yard for one touchdown before registering his 66- i in Memorial Stadium history. So grudging was Nebraska's "blackshirts" defensive'unit that the Jayhawks owned minus total offense yardage at the intermission and did not gain a first down until the third quarter. The Cornhusker offense, meanwhile, tallied two touchdowns in each period, the most spectacular coming on a 66-yard third quarter run from scrimmage by Jeff Kinney.
The victory ran Nebraska's string to 25 games without a loss and dropped Kansas to 3-3 for the year. Johnny Rodgers and Kinney, Nebraska's offensive stalwarts, each scored two touchdowns in the rout. Adams' grasp on a Jeff Hughes' punt and Daryl White recovered on the Kansas 29 to set ihe stage for another TD. Kansas finished with a net loss of 42 yards rushing but gained 98 yards on the passes Jaynes, sophomore quarterback. Jaynes, who started but alternated later with veteran Dan Heck, completed 7-21 but had three picked off.
Tagge completed 10-18 for 108 yards and one touchdown, with one intercepted. Brownson replaced Tagge after Nebraska had run its lead to 35-0, completed 2-7 with two intercepted. Kinney and his alternate, vGary Dixon, led Nebraska rushers with 104 yards apiece. Dixon's total included a one-yard touchdown run in the first period. It was Nebraska's homecoming and participants in half-time ceremonies included television star Johnnny Carson, a Nebraska alumnus.
Nebr Kinney 1 run (Sanger kick) Nebr Dixon 1 run (Sanger kick) Nebr Tagge 1 run (Sanger kick) Nebr Rodgers 37 pass from Tagge (Sanger kick) Nebr Kinney 66 run (Sanger kick) Nebr Rodgers 13 run (kick failed) Nebr Brownson 1 run (Sanger kick) Nebr Fischer 14 pass interception returned (Sanger kick) Kansas 0 0 0 00 Nebraska 14 14 13 1455 Cowboys strike late to defeat Missouri yard spectacular, the longest run from scrimmage in his Nebraska career. Alternate quarterback Van Brownson sneaked for a one yard fourth quarter touchdown and substitute defender Pat Fischer returned a pass interception 14 yards for the final tally. The hard-hitting defensive unit set up two of the first three Nebraska scores. Bob Terrio picked off a David Jaynes pass on the Kansas 32 to open the door for the opening touchdown. In the second quarter a hard tackle by Dick Rupert jarred loose Gary kicked the extra point after State's first touchdown but missed the one after Graham's score and the Cowboys trailed 14-13.
Steve Elliott got a three-yard touchdown and Eddie Garrett kicked field goals of 21 and 33 yards for Oklahoma State in the fourth quarter. Bearcats nip Shocker's CINCINNATI (AP) Cincinnati put across three first-half touchdowns then hung on against a tenacious second half effort by the Shockers to defeat Wichita State 20-7 Saturday. It was the fourth win for Cincinnati against two losses. Wichita is 2-3. The Bearcats marched 80 yards after receiving the opening kickoff with fullback Reggie Harrison going around end for four yards to score.
On the exchange, Albert Johnson passed to tight end Gary Jenkins for a 15-yard pass play and Mike Schmitt made his second conversion. Cincinnati linebacker Mike Milliard intercepted Wichita quarterback Rick Baehr's pass on the Shocker 33-yard line, and six plays later tailback Dick James plunged in from two yards. It was the first of two interceptions for Milliard who also blocked a field goal in the third quarter. In the last two minutes of the second quarter, safety Tony Marshall intercepted relief quarterback Kas Oganowski's pass at midfield and the Shockers marched 49 yards In eight plays to score when fullback Randy Jackson plunged five yards through the middle. It was the lone score for Wichita, which threatened three times In the second half.
RUNNERS NAB FIRST Kansas State kept its Drake at the Stagg Hill golf course. The Cats Jerome unbeaten cross country slate clean Saturday by Howe won the race in a time of 19:32.6. Rick followed sweeping a triangular meet with Wichita State and in second with a time of 19:38. Oklahoma blitzs Colorado with powerful ground attack IP mi, I J. sophomore quarterback Ken Johnson hurled a 64-yard touchdown pass to Willie Nichols and tailback Charlie Davis hit paydirt on a 16-yard run.
However, the Buff defense couldn't halt OU's rampaging attack which rolled up more than 600 yards in total offense. It was the second straight week that Oklahoma had knocked over one of the nation's top-ranked teams, and the victory set the stage for a mammoth showdown with No. 1 ranked Nebraska on Thanksgiving Day for the Big Eight title and possibly the national championship. The Sooners, who crushed Texas 48-27 last week, made a strong bid for the top ranking as they rushed for almost 500 yards against a Colorado team which had dumped such football giants as Ohio State and Louisiana State. Colorado 0 0 17 0-17 Oklahoma 14 10 7 14-45 game over several of nciais calls which went against the top-ranked Cornhuskers, said he would review the game films Sunday "and if I still feel about the calls the way I do now, I'll make a complaint" to the Big Eight league office.
"I won't do it publicly in the press or radio," he said "but 111 do it to the league office. Kansas lost five fumbles and gave up the ball three times on pass interceptions and both Devaney and Kansas coach quiet. "It was the ability of the Oklahoma leavers more than anything elite," he it -3 1 i 4 i i. v. 1 I OU Pruitt 66 run (Carroll kick) OU Harrison 554 pass from Mildren (Carroll kick) OU FG Carroll 36 OU Mildren 3 run (Carroll kick) Col-Nichols 64 pass from Johnson (Dean kick) OU-Pruitt 14 run (Carroll kick) Col Davis 16 run (Dean kick) Col FG Dean 32 OU Wylie 68 pass from Mildren (Carroll kick) OU-Bell 3 run (Carroll kick) Colorado-Oklahoma First downs Rushes-yards Passing Yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost yards penalized 18 32-83 241 16 14-33-2 8-39 0 25 16 27.
73-498 172 64 4-5-0 2-36 5 78 64 Passing yardage at best Don rambrough agreed turnovers crippled the hawks, "Once we got the lead, defense could co out and the Jay the not worry about the run," Devaney said. Said Fambrough, "We ccr- tainly helped their cause today, We made every mistake in the Ijwk. "he a AAtA that's got io be one of the best foot-ball teams I've' ever seen." was very obvious that we weren't ready to play today and that was my fault," Gam-brough said. "I thought we were ready but I was wrong." "They don't have any weak nesses. The number team in the nation doesn't have any weaknesses Cornhusker nuarterbaek Jer- ry Tagge said the Jayhawk do- NORMAN, Okla.
(AP)- Lightning Greg Pruitt flashed by Colorado on touchdown scampers of 66 and 12 yards and quarterback Jack Mildren hurled two long scoring bombs as second-ranked Oklahoma's thunderbolt wishbone-T offense blitzed Colorado 45-17 in a collision of two Big Eight grid powers here Saturday. Pruitt, a converted split end who has emerged as one of college football's premier running backs, rushed for more than 150 yards as the Sooners ran up a 24-0 halflime lead. Mildren, who had kept Oklahona's passing attack a secret until this game, hit John Harrison on a 54-yard scoring play in the first half, then combined with halfback Joe Wylie on a G8-yard touchdown in the second half which broke the Buffalo's back. Colorado made a contest out of it briefly in the third quarter as Michigan whips Illinois, 35-6 ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) -Glenn Doughty scored three touchdowns, one on a 19-yard pass from Tom Slade and the others on runs of one and 32 yards, as third-ranked Michigan smashed winless Illinois 35-6 in a Big ten football game Saturday.
Doughty scored both his running touchdowns in the final quarter when Michigan began to pull away. On the final 32-yard burst the lanky speedster from Detroit turned and waved to the final Illini defender as he crossed the goal line. Slade, a sophomore who started his first game a week earlier at Michigan State, began the Michigan scoring with a 25-yard" sprint with 48 seconds left in the first quarter. Dana Coin's extra point kick gave the Wolverines a 7-6 lead, bringing Michigan back, from its first deficit of the season. Illinois made it 6-0 on John Wilson's 10-yard touchdown run the game only 1:23 old.
It came three plays after Willie Osley intercepted a Slade pass on the first play of the game and returned it 27 yards to the Michigan 12. TRAILMASTER WINTER TREADS 600x13 650x13 700x13 695x14 700x14 735x14 650x15 735x15 775x14 FOR F.K.T. 15c to 7c drprndlnji on lie WIRIER (33 2600 Cm usker offense not COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) Oklahoma State recovered from Mike Fink's 100-yard second half kickoff return and struck for three quick" touchdowns on Brent Blackman's passing and running Saturday for a 37-16 Big Eight Conference football victory over Missouri. Fink's run electrified the crowd of 48,835 and put Missouri out front 14-7.
Actually, he took the ball eight yards behind his own goal, wound through a wave of defenders and broke into the open near midfield. Blackman, a 155-pound sophomore, took almost complete charge of the game immediately thereafter as the Cowboys jammed two touchdowns into a period of less than two minutes and scored a third before the third quarter was history. Blackman passed 31 yards to Dick Graham and 21 yards to Reuben Gant for touchdowns and circled left end for six yards himself for another. Gant had put the Cowboys ahead in the game's first moments when he snagged a 30-yard pitch from Tony Pounds, climaxing a 60-yard Oklahoma State drive with the opening kickoff. Missouri blew numerous chances in the first half before the Tigers finally made good on a 41-yard march after John Cowan recovered his fumbled Blackman pitchout.
Six plays after the recovery, Jack Bastable knifed through the left side of the Cowboys defense for a touchdown. Greg Hill converted after both Missouri touchdowns. Uwe Pruff Razorbacks roll to win over Texas LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (API-Quarterback Joe Ferguson, a deadly marksman with nerves of rawhide, led Arkansas with two touchdowns In less thin three minutes at the close of the first half Saturday to dump 10th-ranked Texas 31-7 and snap the Longhorns 21-game Southwest Conference victory string. SAFtlPREME 4 rou HYLON mum CUALITT Add 3 for WhHmalU HERCULES TIRE MART III N.
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fore the bail was siappfd. "The had breaks fumbles and "They confused us when they penalties at the beginning of the game did that, but then we went to a didn't take anything out of our quick snap," Tasge said players, but they sure took it out of Tagge agreed with Devaney our game. When you have the wind In about the offense, saying "we your face deep in your own territory made a lot of mistakes and had and can't move the ball, you're In trfay I really didn't think we'd trouble. But the Sooners have a great Ert the hall in good field posl-footbaii team; there no question a often as we did" CHECK OUR DEAL LARGE SELECTION OF NEW Firestone Town Country AT GOOD PRICES NORMAN, Okla. (AP)-The Okla)oma Sooners put on an offensive show Saturday in their 4S-17 victory over Colorado and broke a longstanding' school record.
But the thundering Sooner attack didn't impress Coach Chuck Fairbanks nearly ai much a the fact that the tram has played five very toufi hall games and maintain the all important momentum to win all the way, "Records arc nice thing to have," Fairbanks laid seriously, "but we were more concerned about the game. We had some youngsters hurt, and we have to emembfr that are paying a team nxt Sal urday that has fratrn us twice the two limes we have met," He was referring to the OU Kansas State clash al Manhattan net Jialurday. Across the field, in the smallish visitors' dressing room, Colorado Cah Eddie Crowdrr, formerly of Mu.ir re, and OU's qjrteiack In the early was about that especially now that they have halfback Joe Wylie back. When you try lo contain them around end, tVy go insifk," was orvmus lhat rairbanki was fnnre lhan P33 the Sooner effort. Join Tho Champlomt PLAY GOLF AT Tail-Hut FREE Let us take the static out of jour carpet Offer go) daring Oft.
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