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The Paducah Sun from Paducah, Kentucky • 33

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PAGE 13-B SUN-DEMOCRAT, PADUCAH, KENTUCKY THURSDAY, JANUARY 1, 1976 Rush powers Oklahoma, Michigan to match strength in Orange Bowl -Pint tav Lit') a cJ hi "Then, too, these teams are strangers to each other. Also, both teams turn the ball over a lot, but Oklahoma has been able to get more turnovers in return than we have (47-28). And the chances are that in a bowl game, we're not going to go out and feel each other out for a quarter or a half." But Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer said both teams "got where they are because of great defensive play. I don't think either team can score much on the other. We both play the same style and same philosophy on defense." That philosophy is geared to stop the run.

"You've got to defense what a team does best," Schembech-ler said. Head-hunter Cliff Cowboys will shut Harris suggests down Rams again We'd sooner be in the sun Oklahoma Sooner footballers take time out from practicing for their New Year's night date with Michigan to pose in the sun with Miami Beach model Jeanne Jarvis. The Sooners are (from left) fullback Jim Littrell, receiver Billy Brooks, Miss Jarvis, halfback Joe Washington and receiver Tinker Owens. The Sooners crossed Biscayne Bay Thursday night for their Orange Bowl in Miami. (AP Wlrephoto) philosophy," said Harris.

"I don't consider myself a dirty player. I like to hit but I don't play dirty. If I get a personal foul, it's not an intentional thing. I don't try to hit anybody late." Harris said he tries to set an example for the 12 rookies on the team, most of whom make up the kick teams and specialty units. "The enthusiasm of our rookies has meant a lot to this team," said Harris.

"It has picked up the veterans. Everybody on this team hustles. "I remember how it was when I was a rookie. They said they were going to draft me but DALLAS (AP) The last time the Los Angeles Rams and the Dallas Cowboys met way back in September it was a Cliff Harris kind of day. Harris, the Dallas free safety, was particularly vicious with his head-hunting tackles in a shocking 18-7 season opening victory over the Rams.

The six-year National Football League veteran who was signed as a free agent out of Ouachita Baptist College in Ar-kadelphia, also was instrumental in slamming the door on the Rams air game. Now, Harris, the only Cowboy to be named as a starter in the upcoming Pro Bowl game, feels a repeat coming when the Rams and Cowboys meet Sunday for the National Football Conference title. "We respect Los Angeles and that's why we beat them the last time," said Harris. "They whipped us bad (35-7) in the exhibition season and just kind of. sauntered into town.

Well, they get hit that day and they'll get hit again Sunday." The Cowboys have developed a reputation as a tough hitting team and the fiesty Harris always seems to be around the ball sometimes about neck high. "Hitting hard is part of my didn'tMt was kind of a blow to my ego. But everything has worked out fine." The All-Pro safety said he doesn't even consider the money when a team gets into the playoffs. "Pride really is the main factor," said Harris. "When you play somebody like Washington or Los Angeles, it's just like being out on the sand-lots.

You just get after them." That's what Harris did the last time the Cowboys met the Rams. "We really had 'em talking to themselves by the fourth quarter," he said. "Of course, we know they will be tough. Heck, that's the way it has been all year. We took it to Minnesota last week.

They only scored one touchdown on our defense." Harris usually carries on a running conversation with receivers who frequent his area. "I just want to remind them I'm still around and come see me some time over the middle," said Harris. NFL Alumni Association supports court's decision MIAMI (AP) Maybe, Just maybe, too much is being made of Oklahoma's running attack, which gives opponents a few sleepless and the Sooners' annoying habit of turning the ball over, which also provides a few thrills. After all, Michigan has them beat in one category and comes close in the other. It may come as a surprise to most folks when third-ranked Oklahoma and fifth-rated Michigan tangle in the Orange Bowl Thursday night, but the Wolverines finished the regular season as the No.

2 rushing team in the country. Oklahoma was 11th. "People write so much about the fact that we don't throw the football very much that our running game gets overlooked," Michigan Coach Bo Schembechler said Wednesday. After all, when a team doesn't put the ball in the air, they must be keeping it on the ground. And Michigan has rushed for 334.5 yards a game to Oklahoma's 308.6.

The Wolverine most overlooked is Gordon Bell, who was the nation's No. 8 rusher with' 121.4 yards per game, but had the misfortune to bear the same surname as Southern California's Ricky Bell and to play in the same conference as Ohio State's Archie Griffin. Besides Bell's 1,335 yards, Rob Lytle chipped in with 1,008. Oklahoma's top runner, Joe Washington, gained 871 yards. "In my opinion, Gordon Bell has been getting slighted by the media this year," Schembechler said.

"He's one of the best backs in the country. But this Michigan team is almost devoid of super-star thinking. No one thinks he's better than any other player." And while Oklahoma's turnovers have drawn national attention like eight in a row against Kansas in its only loss Michigan is right up there with the Sooners in giveaways. The Wolverines threw 12 interceptions and lost 19 of 26 fumbles while Oklahoma was intercepted 10 times and lost 24 of its 58 fumbles. "In a post season game, you never know what to expect because neither team is exactly where it was at the end of the year," Schembechler said.

gWu. CHAMPIONSHIP sideration through the appeal procedure. This is an obvious move to buy time." However, the NFL has not said it definitely would appeal the ruling. "The alumni urges current players to continue the court battle on the Rozelle Rule through all of the appeals. Under no condition should they allow the Rozelle Rule to be placed on the bargaining table.

"Just as we fought for owner recognition of the players' association and the pension the current players now enjoy, the future player will benefit from the efforts that are being put forth to eliminate the Rozelle Rule," the statement said. Hart said the association board decided earlier this year it ought to comment "on issues that affect the public and the game. "I think the public has no rostrum with which to express an opinion and maybe we can do that." Raiders, vow to be stronger rushing against Steelers DETROIT (AP) The National Football League Alumni Association, made up of about 1,000 former NFL players, said Wednesday it supports Tuesday's federal court decision giving present players the right to sell their services to the highest Leon Hart, association president ah? a former all-pro end with the Detroit Lions, said his group believes current players are correct "in their insistence for the abolishment of the Rozelle rule." The Rozelle Rule, named after NFL Commissioner Pete Rozelle, said a team which acquired a player who had played out his option with another club must compensate the team which lost the player. Compensation was in the form of other players or draft choices, and Rozelle had the power to set the compensation if the two clubs could not agree. "We congratulate the court on its ruling in favor of the players," the association statement said, adding: "It is unfortunate that the owners will continue their nonsensical claim for special con- Czech ski star becomes citizen WASHINGTON (AP) -President Ford has signed a bill granting star skier Jana Hlava-ty of Czechoslovakia permanent United States residency so that she can become a member of this ski team at the 1976 Winter Olympics, the White House announced Wednesday.

Miss Hlavaty is one of the world's best cross-country skiers. The bill, which Congress passed before beginning its holiday recess, expedites Miss Hlavaty's eligibility date for becoming an American citizen. ring to last year's Pittsburgh victory. "They executed, we didn't. That's all there was to it.

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Rosewall won the tiebreaker in the second set 7-4. Smith won the first set and led 5-4 in the second with two set points, but Dick Crealy saved both and pulled ahead with his big serve and volley game, winning 3-6, 7-5, 6-1, 6-4. Ross Case eliminated Pasarell 6-3, 6-3, 4-6, 6-7, 7-5. Crealy, seeded 11th, put heavy pressure on the fourth- OAKLAND (AP) Oakland's offensive linemen are talking about execution and humiliation as they prepare for the Pittsburgh Steelers. They remember last year's 24-13 loss to the Steelers in the American Conference championship portion of the National Football League playoffs leading to the Super Bowl.

The Raiders get a chance to settle that score in this year's rematch for the American Conference championship Sunday in Pittsburgh. "They humiliated us on the ground," said Oakland guard George Buehler. "And we could get humiliated again." The Raiders gained only 29 yards on the ground last year against the Steelers, who went on to win the Super Bowl. "We should be able to rush a lot better this time if we just execute," said Raiders guard Gene Upshaw. "Everything was very simple," Upshaw refer HOURS) To Serving You! mwm i 'J.

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