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Thursday, November 10, 1977
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MMA Gains Playoffs Thursday, November 10 , 1977—03 A WORD OF ENCOURAGEMENT —Texas1 new starting quarterback, fourth-string freshmc* Sam Ansley, left, gets a word of encouragement fromstar offensive back Earl Campbell as the Longhorns, ranked No. 1 among college football teams in the nation, worked out for Saturday's game with Texas Christian University. Injuries Longhorn Mazhine Down To Spare Ports AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — No. 1 Texas, sliced up by injuries, will start freshmen at quarterback and tight end for the Texas Christian game Saturday Coach Fred Akers told the Longhorn Club on Wednesday that freshman Steve Hall, 6- foot-4 and 215 pounds, will start at end for sophomore Gil Harris, who has an injured knee Akers said although quarterback Randy McEachem was “really improved,” he is still “doubtful" for theTCU game. Freshman Sam Ansley, a fourth-teamer at the start of the season, is working with the first unit. Five Texas quarterbacks, including McEachern, are out with injuries. A sixth, Ted Constanzo, is still recovering from a summer knee operation, and Akers had planned to redshirt him Ansley’s sub would be sophomore defensive back Ricky Churchman, who has not clayed quarterback since high school “He (Churchman) looks fine,” said ikers. “He’s solid, a competitor, tough I wouldn't hesitate to put him in a game He’s aiaart.” McEachem. a third-teamer, guided 'fcxas to five consecutive victories after Txas’ top two signal callers were hurt but inured his knee on what probably would hae been his final play in Texas’ 35-21 trismph over Houston last Saturday "We ll wait and see how he is this week,’’ Akrs said. J%sley has hardly played this year, shonng only 19 yards total offense “lave you thought about hupping the ball straight back to Earl?” someone shouted, referring to running back Earl Campbell, who has gained 1,188 yards this season. “Yeah,” Akers replied, “but it was a very brief thought. We’ve got people playing quarterback, and we ll go nght on down the road like we’re doing " The Houston game, Akers told an extra large gathering, “was costly in a couple of ways, but that’s part of it < football >. ” In addition to McEachem and Hams, the Longhorns lost flanker Ronnie Miksch with a fractured thumb. “We’ll patch up and go on and do the best we can—and we will,’’Akers said. He said the Longhorns had “a very fine workout” Tuesday, and the team has displayed a “remarkable attitude” about filling in for hurt players AP Picker Gives Porkers 3-Point Edge Over Aggies NEW YORK (AP) - The rough, tough Arkansas Razorbacks have been the block bullies this season. This Saturday they get their second chance to pick on somebody their own size. Arkansas has rolled through seven of its eight opponents, only gaining respect and a black eye from top-ranked Texas in a bruising 13-9 loss. If Texas is No. 1, then Arkansas could put in a claim for the second spot, although the voters have them holding down the No. 8 position But the Razorbtks could change that Saturday when they meet No. 11 Texas AJy|, 6-1. “We haven’t reall; beaten a nationally ranked tarn,” said an Arkansas spokesnfcn. “This is our chance to beat a lationally recognized opponent. M Arkansas was consi&red neither a national contener nor a Southwest Conference contender at the start of the seaon But new Coach Lou Holtz totghened his charges with an inusual amount of spring and simmer BYU Passers Known But Not Receiver j PROVO, Utah (AP) - Brigham Young is the No. 1 college football passing team in the country, and quarterbacks Gifford Nielsen and Marc Wilson have gained national attention. But can you name the BYU receivers? Most people can’t, mainly because there are so many of them The faceless receiving corps has been just as consistent this season as the quarterbacks. In eight games, 14 different receivers have caught two or more passes, and six of them have grabbed at least 21 aerials They aren’t on the field all the time, since Coach La Veil Edwards and offensive coordinator Doug See vi 1 use a system of rotating receivers to carry in the {¿ays that are called from the sideline. ‘‘I can’t imagine our receivers being any better than they are,” says Wilson, a sophomore who replaced the injured Nielsen in the fifth game of the season and 'has been named the Associated Press national Back of the leek on two occasions. “If I get the ball within we yards of them, I know ttyr’ll catch it,” added Wilson. The elder statesman of he group is senior John VanE^r- Wouden, who has been a varsty team member for four years, le leads the team with 35 catches “We’re a cohesive unit, aid there is no jealousy among us,’ says VanDerWouden “We pla as a team “Our offense is sophisticate« in that we have so many different patterns Out of five formations we can run over 60 plays each, which means 300 plays to defense against. You have to grow into Scovil’s system slowly because it’s so complicated. He tells us. Catch the near impossible every time, the impossible every other time.’ ” The man on the end of most of the scoring tosses is speedy Mike Chronister, a junior who has 29 receptions, nine of them forTDs scrimmaging. Those who made it through the scrimmaging of ’77 were given T-shirts by Holtz, emblazoned with “Spring 1977Survivors.” “This team has worked harder than any other team I have coached, ” said Holtz, who paced the sidelines for the New York Jets of the National Football League last year. The hardest workers have been the members of Arkansas' defense unit, ranked No. 1 against scoring this year and holding all its opponents to under 10 points except Texas and New Mexico State (53-10 in the season opener). So will the work ethic pay off for the Razorbacks when they meet the high-scoring Aggies’’ Yes, but it will call for a new T-Shirt order — “Saturday’s Survivors vs. A&M” ... Arkansas 24, Texas A&M 21. Texas Christian at No 1 Texas: Part two of the Texas Trilogy for TCU. And it’s the same old story for the Homed Frogs, who were crushed by Texas Tech last week, get crushed by undefeated Texas College Grid Picks East Brown 28, Columbia 14; Colgate 45. Northeastern 7; Villanova 38, Holy Cross 13; Navy 24, Georgia Tech 20; Dartmouth 27, Penn 18; Cornell 20, Princeton ¡7; Tulane 23, Rutgers 16; Syracuse 31, Boston College 21; West Virginia 28, Virginia Tech 14; Yale 30, Harvard 21. Soutti Alcorn State 21, Prairie View A&M 20; The Citadel 17, Appalachian State 14; North Carolina State 21, Duke 14; East Carolina 24, William & Mary 21; Southern \ U. 21, Florida AÀM 13; Florida State 21, Memphis State 12; VMI 21, Furman 20; Georgia 27, Auburn 20; Jackson State 23, Morgan State 14; Louisiana State 23, Mis- .■ssippi State 20; Louisville 24, Drake 20; Vestern Carolina 37, Marshall 21; AcNeese State 21, Lamar 13; Grambling late 38, Norfolk State 14; Maryland 34, Ichmond 10; Louisiana Tech 30. South­ ed Mississippi 21; Southwestern Loui- slna Northwestern Louisiana 10; Mis- «lippi 24, Tennessee 21; Tennessee-Chat- tafcoga 21, Tennessee State 20; North C4sjiina 35, Virginia 0; South Carolina 14, Wfc Forest 7. Midwest àstem Michigan 27, Illinois State 14; Mirfesota 21, Illinois 17; Wichita State Curtain Closes On Hidalgo's Season By FRANK NAYAV1CH Star Sports Writer Of the four schools listed under the independent classification, one has completed its season, two more will hang up the cleats by Saturday night and the otner. Marine Military Academy, will be engaged in a state playoff contest which could lead to a state championship later this month. Hidalgo completed its first full-fledged varsity campaign Saturday night at Rio Hondo against the Marine Military Academy. MMA halfback Jaime Campos took the opening kickoff and raced into the Hidalgo entf zone for a touchdown and there was little doubt about the outcome of the game after that. The Marines won, 68-0 The defeat gave Hidalgo a final season record this week and will be crushed by Texas A&M next week ... Texas 51, Texas Christian 0 Miami at No. 2 Alabama With a Sugar Bowl bid locked up. Bear Bryant wants a national championship. The Hurricanes certainly won’t stand in his way .. . Alabama 35, Miami 10. Colorado at No. 3 Oklahoma As long as the Sooners can keep Nebraska — next week’s hated opponent—off their minds, they will avenge last year’s loss to Colorado . .. Oklahoma 37, Colorado 24. Indiana at No. 4 Ohio State: The Buckeyes can think about Michigan — next week’s hated rival — the pretty blonde in Section E or even the postgame party and still roll by the Hoosiers .. .OhioState42,Indiana 10 No 5 Notre Dame at Clemson: A first-time meeting The Notre Dame-Southern Cal rivalry won’t be threatened. . Notre Dame24,Clemson 10. No 6 Michigan at Purdue The score will be a calling card for Woody Hayes and Ohio State. of 1-7 and although this season's campaign results didn't exactly make head coach Leo Pena and his staff jump for joy. neither are the Pirate chieftains packing their bags for the next bus wit of town, Pena and his crew were particularly please with the heads-up defensive play of seniors Jeff and Joe Wisdom and the spunky running of sophornore halfback EfrainCarrak'o. Carrasco _____ Statistic slnkore board and the bulk of the Hidalgo team will return next year for a flin^ at the 32-2A title Jim Morton s MMA Leathernecks also completed thar regular season Saturday night with their big win over Hidalgo. Campos', the Necks OPEN DAILY 9-9; CLOSED SUNDAY fine running halfback, ended the season ieadi two of the independent circuit statistica categories His 110 points and 1.324 yards rushing, nowever, are not out of reach of San Isidro's Tomas Beltran, who is second in each category with 76 points and 1,158 yards rushing Beltran will have one last shot at surpassing Campos’ regular season stats in Friday night’s home ifiamst Orange i The Vfannes play Trinity Christian Academy iSan Henitothis’Saturdav night in theof Dallas in! game against Orange Grove /Trinity Christian V I Texas Association of Private Schools state semi-final playoffs The game will give MMA its second shot in three years at a state crown Brownsville St Joe leads the independents in the other two categories ,,, passing and pass receiving THURS., FRI., SAT. ONLY camping, boating Prevents rust and corrosion. Lubricates. penetrates. displaces moisture Save Reversible nylon vest. Down fill, One side blaze orange for safety. 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Far West Fresno State 35, Fullerton State 21; Vanderbilt 23, Air Force 14; Arizona 30, New Mexico 28; Arizona State 35, Brigham Young 28; California 23, Oregon 17; Pacific 27, Northeast Louisiana 7; Long Beach State 21, San Diego State 20; Stanford 34, San Jose State 22; UCLA 35, Oregon State 14; Texas-EI Paso 20, Utah 17; Wyoming 17, Utah State 14, Southern California 30, Washington 21; Washington State 35, Idaho 14 Last week; 56-W-l, .757 Season's total: 442-183-1^ .716 BRIGHT 0RAN6E HUNTING HATS 097 mm Each Cap or Jones-style hat. Size choice, Our «•o. 3.443.6$ GUN CASE THERMAL UNDERWEAR MEN S COVERALLS Sole Price 3 Days $12 Our Reg. 4.97 Sale Ends Sat. 09 7 Each Heovy canvas gun case with humidity-proof lining. Molded handle adjustable sling. Washable tricot nylon shell and Dacron* acrylic insulation for warmth. Knit cuffs and neck. Pants, shirts sold separately. 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