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Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas • Page 38

Lubbock Avalanche-Journal from Lubbock, Texas • Page 38

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2-D tllHOCK Miming, 12,1968 4 1S 8 'v. 0 ELIAS Navy football coach Bill Elias has been fired. Elias, whose team finished this season with a 2-8 record, has been head coach at the U. Naval Academy since 1965. There has been speculation for some time that he would not be back for another season. (AP Wire photo) NO NAMED Don Meredith Gets NFL Passing Lead NEW YORK (AP) a week ago, widened the Don Meredith has regained the margin to 13 points, passing lead from Earl Morrall; Kelly has 114 joints on 19 of Baltimore in the while Clark has 101 Football League, according 17 field goals and 50 of 50 statistics released Wednesday, conversion attempts. Lou Mi- Meredith, who slipped to sec- chaels of Baltimore is third with ond a week ago, took over the top spot with 170 of 330 completions for 2,494 yards, 21 touchdowns and an average of 8.31 yards per pass. MorraJl Statu Morrall has connected on 177; of 303 tries for 2,812 yards, 25: touchdowns and an average of 9.28 yards. The lead is based on completion and interception percentages, touchdown passes and average gain. Morrall has had 17 passes intercepted while Meredith has lost only 11 Meanwhile, bruising running back, Leroy Kelly, maintained his big rushing lead and increased his scoring lead. Kelly has picked up 1,172 yards in 238 attempts for a 4.9 average. Philadelphia's Tom Woodeshick moved from fourth to a distant second with 867 yards in 193 carries for a 4.5 average. Injured Gale Sayers dropped to third with 856 yards. Kelly, who took over the scoring lead from Mike 98. Clifton McNeil of San Francisco kept his big lead in pass receiving with 69 catches. Roy of Pittsburgh remained second with 52. NFL Stats leadi no GAINERS 1 Att. Yards Gain Triv Kelly. Clev ...........238 Woodeshick, Phil 193 Sayers. Chi ...........138 Willard. 8F ............202 Hoak. Ptt ............139 Perkins. Dali .........179 Crenshaw. StL 183 Brown. Minn ..........200 Anderson. GB ........158 Matte, Balt 175 LEADING PASSERS A Att Com. TDK Gain 300 170 2.494 21 S. 31 303 177 171 109 377 221 294 161 270 143 167 161 166 81 2,812 25 9.28 1.617 15 9.46 2 804 22 7 44 2.285 20 7.77 2,150 19 7.96 1,980 17 6.7? 2.053 15 7.01 2,167 18 6.39 1,433 7 9.37 Bill Elias Given The Boot Head Mentor At Navy Kelly. Clev Clark. Dali Michaels, Balt Perelval. Chi Corkeroft. Clev Cox. Minn ANNAPOLIS, Md. (APi discussion concerning to achieve a winning BiJJ Elias, the head and that the Academy; The soft spoken grid mentor rurkee no coach, was fired Wednesday byiwould welcome all applicants, jsaid he had no immediate plans. ML thiU.S. Naval Acad emy. He made it clear, "This is an occupational haz- III) Capt. J. O. Coppedge, Acade- that member of the present ard," he said of his dismissal. OfTS 1 my athletic director, told a staff will be Asked if he felt the loss of neWs conference that the Naval The 45-year-old Elias, a for- quarterbacks Cartwright and Academy Athletic Association mer quarterback at the Univer-iHardin plus early season inju- Meredith. Pass Morrall, Balt Starr, GB 171 Brodie. SF 377 Tarkenton. NY 294 Nelson. Clev 270 Jurgensen, Wash 292 Munson, Pet 293 Gabriel. 339 Berry. Atl 153 LEADING PASS RECEIVERS Reed. A ds. Gain TDS McNeil, SF 69 975 14.1 7 Jefferson. Pitt 52 935 10 Hayes Pall 50 879 17.6 7 Abramowicz, NO "0 828 16.6 7 Taylor, Wash 48 650 1 3. 55 Taylor, Wash 48 Warfield, Rentxel. Pall 47 Smith. Stt, 46 746 16.2 Smith. Wash 44 618 14 0 Washington, Minn 43 706 16 4 Wiiliams. StL 43 682 15.9 6 Mackey, Balt 43 626 14 6 5 LEAPING SCORERS EG TP 19 0 0 114' ............0 17 SO 301 0 18 44 98 0 23 22 91' 0 15 45 90 0 18 28 82 0 IK 34 82i .13 0 0 0 IS 24 7S; 0 13 37 76: 12 Suns, 143-123 hajl decided not to renew Elias' contract "in an effort to im- Navy's football Navy ended the 1968 season wiih a 21-14 loss to Army and a sity of Maryland, took over thejries to several key players con- PHILADELPHIA Bii- Navy helm in 1965. tributed to his dismissal, Elias jy Cunningham scored 16 points He guided the Midshipmen he refused to make ex- the first quarter, starting the a 4-4-2 record that year, but' cusps Philadelphia 76ers on their way Navy dropped to 4-6 in 1966. failure is mine and mine a 143.123 victory over the record, its worst in 20 years. The only winning season Navy he said. Phoen Suns Wednesday night Coppedge said there had been under the former Universi-i He said he hoped to find an- the National Basketball Asso- tv of Virginia and George Wash- other head coaching job where cja 1 jon ington coach was last year when he could take his staff with him, centnr 1 1 lckson the middies were 5-4-1, includ- but that he has received no of- I uke Jackson in" a 19-14 unset of Army fprs as ypt has made no ap- j. apparent suffered a rup- Abundant Elias was beset by difficulties AFL STATS Offensive Leaders To Battle apparently sutteren a rup tured achilles tend of the left ankle. The injury could put Jackson out for the remainder of the season. Philadelphia led 68-46 at half- NEW YORK (AP) The two be matched when Oakland tangles with San Diego Sunday. even before the 1968 season got poiir U.S. Swimmers off the ground. He lost first. string quarterback John Car- Jn French Tank Meet twright by graduation and his only substitute, Clint NEW YORK (AP) Debbie and Phoen.x never got washed out scholastically iast Meyer, triple gold medal winner; closer than 18 points in the sec- spring. in the recent Olympics, and ond half. Elias was forced to go with three male gold medal swim- Cunningham led the winners most potent offensives in Mike McNallen. mers will participate in an in-with 25 points. Gail Goodrich led American Football League will 7 graying Elias, who sat'ternational meet in Mars- (the losers with 19. chain smoking beside Coppedge eilles. France, on Dee. 20. at the news conference, said he Miss Meyer of Sacramento, The Raiders boast the had no hard feelings about his Mike Burton of Carmi- beit attack with an average of dismissal. chael, Doug Russell of 413.8 yards per "When you have a 2-8 record, Arlington, and Zac Zorn of an average of 252.2 through the not something that just Reach, will com- San Diego has a 379.4 he said. takes a num-lpete against leading swimmers according to league sta-ber of years to achieve that kind Australia, Spain, Germany tistics released Wednesday. (of a record just as it takes timeiand France. Better Defense Oakland also has a better de-i feflsive average than the The Raiders rank third in league with an average) of 277.3 per game while. Sail Diego is sixth with 309.0. New York remains the defensive leader with a 248.2 average, just a shade ahead of Houston wifh 249.4. The Jets have permitted only an average of 88.8 yards on the far the best in the league. SUNLAND PARK RACING SHEETS Free Posses Buffalo Lakes Package Store AFL Stats TEAM OfTENSE Varrli Oakland 161 fi Sarr Diego ...........379 4128. i Ktw York 361.5 114.0 Kauu City. 323.2 162.2 Miami 127.9 Koucton .304,8128.4 Iienver 114.5 Cincinnati 129.1 Bonon 100 5 Buffato 205 0109.1 TEAM DKKi NSK JorK 248.288 8 flomlon 126.8 277.3 131.8 295.4 87.8 301.8144 4 308.0 121,0 130 0 .149.8 349.0 157 4 .......134.0 North Texas Slip By Centenary, 78-73 SHREVEPORT, La. (UPI) Nofcth Texas State used balanced scoring to notch its fifth straight win Wednesday night, downing Centenary 78-73. Joe Hamilton led the Texans with 19 points and was followed by Leroy Winfield with 18 and Bill Cutter and Crest Whittaker with 14 each. Ward was high for Centenary, hitting for 23 points. Marshall had 17 and David had 14 in the losing effort. 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