The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 24, 1976 · Page 29
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AAU, O-State jam up Big 8 title race Cowboy rally beats Oklahoma in Norman NORMAN, Okla. (UPI) - Terry Miller rushed for 159 yards, including a 72-yard touchdown gallop, and Oklahoma State scored its first victory over Oklahoma in 10 years Saturday, upsetting the fifth-ranked Sooners 31-24. Abby Daigle kicked three field goals for the Cowboys, hitting from 25, 35 and 46 yards. Running back Skip Taylor scored on a air-yard run and wingback Ricky Taylor caught a five-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Charlie Weatherbie, who did not play until midway into the third quarter. Weatherbie and Skip Taylor also hooked up on a two-point conversion. Oklahoma's Elvis Peacock reeled off the longest scoring run in the wild offensive battle, an 84 yarder. The Sooners also scored on a 37-yard run by fullback Jim Culbreath and one a 21- yard run with an intercepted fumble by tackle Richard Murray. Ewe von Sena- mann kicked a 27-yard field goal for Oklahoma. Tb« Bif Eight Conference victory was tke Cowboy's third win against Oklahoma during the past 38 years. Oklahoma State outrushed the Sooners 271 to 235 yards and the Cowboys completed four of nine passes for 49 yards while Oklahoma connected on only one of seven passes for 13 yards. On the third play of the game Miller First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumblts-lost Penalties-yards OSU II 71-271 45 32 4-9-1 7-42.0 2-1 6-60 OU 10 47-23S 13 13 1-7-2 5-33.5 5--3 . 1-3 took a pitch at the right corner, cut up. field and raced 72 yards down the sideline. Peacock fumbled on the Sooners' first play from scrimmage and Cowboy linebacker John Corker recovered at the Oklahoma 23. The Sooners held, but Daigle kicked the first of his three field goals, a 25 yarder. The first Sooner touchdown came on a fourth and one gamble at the Cowboy 37. Culbreath burst through the left side, picked up blocks by end Victor Hicks and tackle Carl Baldischwiler and went in to score. Sooner defensive end Mike Phillips jarred the Cowboys' starting quarterback, freshman Harold Bailey, at Che 21 on Oklahoma State's next series and the ball popped into the hands of Murray, who loped into the endzone to put Oklahoma into the lead. Peacock's 84-yard sprint early in the second quarter padded the Sooners' lead to 21-10, but the Pokes were quick to whittle the margin with Daigle's 35- yard field goal and OU took a 21-13 Woods leads Tigers past Huskefs, 34-24 Woods chopping Nebraska linebacker Cletus Pil- half Saturday, but Woods led the len cuts down Missouri quar- Tigers to a 34-24 upset over the terback Pete Woods during first Cornhuskers. (UPI Photo) lead into the locker room. An unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against OSU coach Jim Stanley allowed the Sooners to kick off from the OSU 45 to start the second half and they were successful with an on-side kick and converted it to von Scha- mann's field goal. Taylor scored to climax a drive set up by a Horace Ivory fumble at the Oklahoma 37 and the Cowboys made the two-point conversion. The Pokes went ahead for good on Weatherbie's pass to Ricky Taylor. LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI) - Quarterback Peter Woods hit slotback Joe Stewart with a 98-yard, fourth- quarter touchdown pass -- the longest in Big Eight Conference history -- to lead Missouri to a 34-24 upset of third-ranked and previously unbeaten Nebraska Saturday. Woods, who earlier scored twice on 1-yard runs and passed nine yards to Kellen Winslow for another touchdown, called the pass play with the Tigers trailing 24-23 and facing a third and 14. Woods connected over the middle to Stewart, who had raced by a fallen defensive back and easily outran Nebraska defenders into the end zone. Woods then flipped a two-point conversion pass to Stewart to put the Tigers in a 31-24 lead, which was padded to 34-24 on a 34-yard field goal by Tim Gibbons late in the final period. Gibbons earlier kicked a 25-yard field goal. Nebraska, favored by about II points going into the nationally televised game, made too many mistakes to win over a team which now has now recorded four major upsets this season. Previous victims were Southern California, Ohio State and North Carolina. The Cornhuskers, who trailed 23-18 at the half, used 21 and 20-yard field goals by Al Eveland in the third and fourth quarters to give Nebraska its First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles lost Penalties-yards Mo 15 51-207 191 32 6-16-0 6--40 2--1 5-52 Neb 23 9 50--223 s 191 §· 11 * 13-22-2 ** 3-44 5--4 5 2-10 § one-point lead. The Huskers had time late in the game to score but lost the ball on a fumble at the Nebraska 32 with five minutes left and lost the ball again three minutes later when Mark Kirkpatrick intercepted a Vince Ferragamo pass to set up Missouri's final field goal. In all, Nebraska had six turnovers, two interceptions and four fumbles lost. Nebraska's first touchdown was scored when Kent Smith recovered a blocked punt in the Missouri end zone. Monte Anthony and Ferragamo each had one-yard scoring runs in addition to Eveland's two field goals. Anthony's touchdown was set up on a fn;ak play. With the ball at the Missouri 40, Anthony burst up the middle and fumbled when hit around the Missouri 30. Then fullback Dodie Donnell fumbled the ball to Dave Shamblin, who hobbled it a third time before Chuck Malito finally stopped the ball on the Missouri four. Two plays later Anthony scored from the one. m · ·· | · 4u-ne« 10 give Nebraska its Anthony scored from the one Wildcat mistakes help KU gain 24-14 victorv By BILL BURKE Kansas State's lone victory this year *.,, ,,.,, T - ^^ f M U A T T A M » T - ! _ _ ^ iioe ,,,,,,.. r_:,,l xr , ., ' _. . . I^OH R.SU iTVin OH thp K I T V !inH tho T-,,,U.,,,.l-- _ » j m By BILL BURKE MANHATTAN - Nolan Cromwell watched the 73rd Kansas- Kansas State Big 8 football game in a wheelchair from the sidelines Saturday along with a record crowd of 43,500 fans. "I sure wish I was out there playing," Cromwell said. "It's a different feeling watching from the sidelines. But I'm about as happy as I could be since we're winning." And with backup quarterbacks Scott McMichael and Mark Lissak sharing duties, and each scoring a touchdown, Kansas turned back Kansas State 24-14 to hand the Wildcats their 6th straight defeat and their 14th loss in their last 15 games. The win also snapped » 2-game losing streak for Kansas and boosted the Jayhawks to 5-2 for the year. The 2 defeats were to the Oklahoma teams in Big g play and Kansas Is now 1-2 in the circuit. Kansas State's lone victory this year was over Brigham Young in the season opener and it marked the 3rd straight Big 8 loss for the Wildcats. lii addition to the 3-yard touchdown runs by the Kansas quarterbacks -McMichael guided the club the first half and Lissak took control most of the 2nd half -- Laverne Smith also scored on a 41-yard run to run his career touchdown total to a school-record 24. Kansas also countered on a 32-yard field goal by kicking specialist Mike Hubach. McMichael, who entered the game Saturday needing only 38 yards to surpass John Hadl and move into 8th spot in the all-time career passing, connected on only 1 of 6 passes for 7 yards, which still leaves him 31 yards behind Hadl. An exchange of punts in the first period, in which Kansas had the advantage, gave the Jayhawks their first opportunity to score. After that an intercepted pass and 2 fumbles proved extremely costly to the Flrsf downs Rushes-yards Passing-yards Return-yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Kan 14 64--289 7 28 i 1-8-1 10-38.0 3-2 7-56 KSU 12 41-68 122 94 9-18-2 8--34.5 4--3 5-40 Wildcats as the Kansas club turned them into scoring drives, one a field goal and 2 for touchdowns. Kansas failed to get past the Kansas State 39 with the opening kickoff, Hubach punted 39 yards for a touchback and Kansas State took over at its 20. The Wildcats then were forced to punt and Bill Sinovic's kick traveled only 20 yards to the KSU 37. The Jayhawks were in business at that point and in 5 plays McMichael scored from the 3 and Hubach's kick made it 7-0 with 7:14 remaining. Late in the first period a Kansas State pass was intercepted by Leroy Irvin on the KU 32 and the Jayhawks had the ball again. Kansas punted the first play of the 2nd period but Kansas State had the ball for only one play. A pass from quarterback Duane Howard was intercepted by Chris Golub on the 36 and returned to the Kansas State 44. After Norris Banks picked up 3 yards, Smith, a 190-pound senior halfback from Wichita, dashed over the right side, then cut left for 41 yards and tallied with 13:58 left in the game. Hubach's boot was good and Kansas led 14-0. That's the way it stood at halftime after Sinovic attempted a field goal from the 29-yard line fell short for Kansas State. The 3rd period opened with Kansas being forced to punt by a fired-up Kansas State defense but the boot was. fumbled by punt return specialist Gary Bogue on his own 23 and Jayhawk Kirby Crisswell recovered the football. Kansas' Bill Campfield picked up 8 yards on : plays and McMichael was stopped in his tracks on 3rd down, so the Jayhawks called on Hubach for a 32-yard field goal which was good and moved the score to 17-0. Again the error-prone Wildcats were in trouble with a fumble. This time fullback Roosevelt Duncan lost the ball at the Kansas State 22 and it was recovered by Franklin King. Lissak scores Four plays later, with Lissak now at the quarterback th.-ottle, the former 3rd string quarterback bolted into the end zone from the 3 and Hubach's conversion kick made it 24-0 with 8:53 left. That should have dispatched the Wildcats for the afternoon. But 7 minutes later Marvin Switzer, a defensive back from Bogue, gave Kansas State new life. He intercepted a Lissak pass at the Kansas State 35 yard line and returned it for 65 yards and a touchdown. Sinov- ic's kick made it 24-7 with 1:33 left in the 3rd period. The 65-yard trip by Switzer was the longest run for Kansas State since the 3rd game of the 1972 season when Isaac Jackson ran 66 yards against Arizona. Kansas threatened to score again in the 4th period but this time it was the Jayhawks who bobbled and it was Kansas State who cashed in. The Hawks had taken over on their own 47 early in the 4th period and Lissak directed themn to the Kansas State 2 yard line where it was 2nd and goal to go. But Lissak was jolted loose from the ball and Gary Span! recovered for Kansas State at the Wildcats' 6. Then Kansas State turned it around and drove 94 yards in 15 plays, with sophmore quarterback Wendell Henrikson guiding the march. Kansas was tagged with 3 costly penalties in the march, including 2 pass interference plays, one of which kept the Wildcats alive on a 4th down play. Kansas also had a 15 yard roughing the passer penalty. With all that help Kansas State went to the Kansas 11, then Henrikson passed to freshman split end John Liebe of Manhattan for 11 yards and the touchdown. Sinovic's boot made it 24-14 with 4:44 remaining. One last fumble One more Kansas State fumble gave Kansas the ball the final minute and 12 seconds and the Jayhawks ran out the clock. A Henrikson pass was caught briefly by tight end Paul Coffman of Chase but he coughed it up when he was hit hard and defensive end Steve Jones recovered for KU. McMichael started his first game for the Jayhawks since the 2nd contest of the 1975 season. Kansas 7 7 10 0 -- 24 Kansas State 0 0 7 7 -- 1 4 Kan - McMichael 3 run (Hubach kick) Kan -- Smith 4! run (Hubach kick) Kan -- FG Hubach 32 Kan - Lissak 3 run (Hubach kick) KSU - Switzer 65 interception return (Sinovickick) KSU - Llepe 11 pass from Henrikson (Sinovickick) A-43,500 Buffs use big quarter to crush Iowa State Kansas running back Bill Campfield comes to halt as Kansas Campy crunched state ltaetacte Qrl Penni ton (55) .nd tackle Rob Hoochin (78) JJJ Manhattan. (Journal Photo by Fritz Mendell) BOULDER, Colo. (UPI) - Sophomore quarterback Jeff Knapple came off the bench to direct four second-period touchdowns, two of them by tailback Tony Reed, and lead Colorado to a 33-14 Big Eight Conference win over error-prone Iowa State Saturday. Colorado scored on drives engineered by Knapple of 56, 50, 80 and 69 yards in the second quarter. Iowa State's first score came on a 19-yard pass from quarterback Wayne Stanley to split end Luther Blue in the third period. CU quarterback Jeff Austin, who started the game, scored Colorado's last touchdown on a nine-yard run on the first play of the final quarter. On the last play of the game, Iowa State reserve quarterback Buddy Hardeman passed to slotback Ray Hardee for a touchdown. Iowa State had a chance to score in the second quarter but Stanley fumbled into tke Colorado e»d tone and Buffalo defensive end Stuart Walker recovered. Iowa Sute also lost a fumble on Colorado's three-yard line In the third period. The win boosted Colorado's record to 5-2 overall and put the Buffalos into a first-place Big Eight Conference tie with Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Mis- First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards ISU 16 39-148 226 11 15-- 3!-l 9-46.3 4-3 7-77 Col 25 64--361 128 30 10-18-1 5--43.2 1--0 5-35 souri and Nebraska. Knapple. a transfer from UCLA, took over for Austin in the second period and marched CU 56 yards down- field. The drive was capped by a 41- yard scoring run down the left sidelines by Fifed on a pitchout from Knapple. Footbo// Quiz Kansas 24, Kansas State 14 Colorado 33, Iowa State !·» Missouri 34, Nebraska 24 Oklahoma State 31, Oklahoma 24 Michigan State 31, Illinois 23 Michigan 35. Indiana 0 Iowa 2J, Minnesota 12 Wisconsin 28, Northwestern 25 Ohio State 24, Purdue 3 Pittsburgh 45, Navy 0 Notre Dame 13, South Carolina 6 Harvard 20, Princeton 14 Southern Cal 56. Oregon State 0 UCLA 35, California 19 Texas 13 SMU 12

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