The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on November 26, 1965 · 18
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The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma · 18

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1 Friday, Nov. U, 1163 THE DAILY OKLAHOMA Devaney, Gomer Agree on Wilson as 'Hero' LINCOLN, Nob (AP) Exuberant Nebraska football players tossed a fully clothed Bob Devaney into the dressing room showers after the climatic Cornhuskcr victory over Oklahoma Thursday, but the coach wasn't offended. "If we can win 10. I'll take a shower like that every year," said Devaney. Assistant coaches and trainers got the same shower treatment as the Huskers celebrated their first perfect season in 50 years. Barefooted and in training togs later. Devaney reflected on the season and allowed that the current team i his best in four winning seasons at Nebraska. "It's the best team we've had the onlv one that's won 10 games," he explained. lie tabbed halfback Harry "Light Horse" Wilson as the Husker standout' in the Oklahoma game, a thought echoed also in the Sooner dressing room. Oklahoma coach Gomer Jones saw Wilson's 66-yard go-ahead touchdown early in the third quarter as the game's turning point for the "big and strong" Huskers. "That guy's devastating," said Oklahoma halfback Ben Hart. we piayea narrt and well, the best we knew how. said .If don't like to use the term, but we sure 'gutted' it out with them." Devaney attributed Nebraska fumbles in the -U-9 win to tenseness and possibly the fact this was the first game his team had played in cold weather. "We haven't been a fumbling team," he said. "But today we wore tense, real anxious. They got keyed up too much. Maybe we the coaches keyed them up too much, although we tried not tn." Tension has been building up steadily as Nebraska neared the close of a perfect season, he noted, although the Kansas game less than three weeks ago was "one of the best games of the year." Devaney credited Oklahoma with playing "real lough defensively against us," but he said he was disappointed at. the same time in the Husker offensive performance. "This was the low tide in our offense this year." he said, while praising the defensive unit. Over the 10-game haul. Nebraska's outstanding attribute this year has been "the fact the team has maintained its poise in tough situations," Devaney said. "Four times this year the team could have ciacked up against Air Force, iMissouri, Oklahoma State and again this game where they had to come from behind. But thev didnt'." Tulsa's Aerial Circus Chills Colorado State CONTINUED FROM PACK " zavc the Rams the bail on ihe Tulsa IS and they scored in six plays. Wolfe passing to end Steve Goldman for four yards and the touchdown. A two-point conversion try failed and Tulsa owned a 15-13 lead a- halftime. Colorado State needed less than two minutes to score with the second-half Kickoff as it spanned 66 yards in four plays, a 27-yard Wolfe to halfback-Howard Knapp pass hitting paye'irt. Wolfe kicked the extra poin- and the Rams were in front. L0-15. But the Hurricane overcame a pair of penalties and some sloppy mistakes to take the lead before the third period expired. It took the Tulsa ns 16 plays to cover 68 yard? with Anderson, who passed for five touchdowns during the TS-degree afternoon, running over the six-pointer from eight yards out when all of his receivers were covered. A two-point try failed, hut Tulsa led. -'1-20. When the fourth quarter Hurricane Hurries To Grab Bowl Bid TULSA (AP) If took about two seconds Thursda.v for Tulsa to accept an invitation to play Tennessee December IS in the Bluebonnet Bowl in Houston. "It just so happens we can go." cried elated coach Cisnn Dobb? when Bluebonnet Bowl chairman Itu Ha,s- posed the question in the Tulsa dressing room following Tulsa's 4S-20 victory over Colorado State. Dobbs no more than got the words out before several hefry members of his team picked him up and dumped him fully clothed in a snower. "I love it," shouted Dobbs. Tulsa, which defeated Mississippi. 14-7. in thp Bluebonnet last year, will be- making its fourth trip to Houston in 1-1 months and the first three trips netted victories for the Hurricane. Tulsa won regular season games from the Houston Cougars during ihe 1964 nd 1965 seasons. Hassell, asked if there was a chance of over-expo-Ufp. replied: "There might bp some danger for their opponents." Jimmy Delmore, presi dent of the Bluebonnet Bowl, told the jubilant Tulsa players, "It's a privilege and an honor to have you. You had a great game an you are a great ball club." End Howard Twilley, who just about, owns the national pass receiving record book, was almost delirious with joy. "This is the greatest thrill of my life," said Twilley, who hails from Galena Park, Texas, a Houston suburb. "I am real happy to get chance lo play down there again," Twilley said. "You know that's my home and I'm going m play my heart out down there." After ihe first wave of excitement subsided, a more serious Dobbj: told Hassell: "Wo are Hinnkftil for ihp opportunity lo come 10 Houston again. Every boy on the team, without exception, wanted to come. It's the best of bowls," Tulsa and Tennessee have met twice previously with the Volunteers victorious on both occasions. Tennessee won, 24-7, in the IfM.T Sugar Bowl and 52-fi in 1961 regular Rarne. Bowl Picture Tulsa Sets 25 Passing Marks opened Anderson tu long-range bombardier On the second play of j the final period Sweeney j and scored on a 60-yard pass and run play. Again a iwo-point try failed, but Tulsa was in the driver's scat at 27-20 with only 14 seconds gone. A pass interception gave. Tulsa another quick chance, but this time the Rams turned back the Hurricane twice from the one-yard line, and then punted out of trouble. But not for long as Tulsa'? Lloyd Kelley picked up a fumble on the Tulsa 35. Lakusiak picked up two yards on the first play and then Anderson spotted Sweeney speeding behind ihe Rams again. This time it was a 63-yard strike. Twilley converted lo make it 34-L'O with half of the final round gone. Forced lo punt after t.h kickoff, Ihe Rams surrendered another cross-country counter, this time to Twilley, who scored from 51 yards out after taking an Anderson pass which covered most of the distance. The senior end converted again and it was 41- wm r.'-a "v-hiii ,. mmmatm- iwmi mi immhiiim i n n iw mm i i im i i mm 1 mi evaney strides out of shower after bein Virginia Tech Gobbles VMI In 44-13 Rout ROANOKE. Va, (AP) - Virginia Tech s lomm Francisco ran the openin kickoff 9;i yards for a touel down Thursday and Ihe Got biers proceeded lo carve u old enemy Virginia Mililar Institute, 44-13. in the HI? renewal of their Tltanksgiv ing Day football game. After Francisco's run which .staked Tech to a 7- lead with oily 12 second elapsed, it was all downhil for VMI although the Key dels' Hill Ellen completed II Gam In Figures Ruthin yardasa es io bring his season total lo 98, tops in the South ern Conference. Virginia Tech's victory gave the Gobblers a 7-.'l record, their best since thp K-2 season of lOB.'i atid gavt ihe Techmen a 35-21-5 record in Ihe series which began in 1894. A total of 237 yards in penalties was called against ihe two teams, 171 of Ihem against Virginia Tech. Soggy Nebraska coach Bob D g dunked by jubilant Huskers. Huskers Measure Sooners TULSA KewrithtK almost all (he NCAA passing and pass-catching records, Tulsa end Howard TwiHJ wound up the regular season with II new marks, iltinrlerhack Bill Anderson wilh nine and tlw team with five. :io. Tailback Boh Daugheny caught ihe final Hurricane touchdown or a 13-yard screen pass from Anderson as the Tutsans outran the clock lo score in four plays from 71 yards away, Again Twilley converted and ii was 48-20. TULSA ANDERSON'S RECORDS COLORADO STATU sinm. Tout piays run N" WaV?fe"a TULSA'S RECORDS ? 'II CONTINUED FROM PAGE 17 fonse the Sooners could have made it closer, bin J there was noi ihe sltghfst I doubt about ihe bener j learn after Nebraska earli-j er had been pushed to the j limit by O-State. I The monotonous OV infractions were there again fas always) while Nebras-j ka look its early troubles in free and easy style holding lop OU runner Larry Brown to 36 yards on 12 carries while Ron Kirk-land gave Wilson solid running support. Quarterbacks Crne Ca-gle and John Hammond ouipassed the Huskers percentage-wise, hut ii was Bob C hurrhlfh who dropped ihe bomb for Nebraska with Wilson Ihe receiver for the icing touchdown. Almost at the game's outset, the Huskers were in a jam created when Ku-gene Ross blocked Kirk-land's punt, the recovery being made for 01 by Mike Burns on ihe Husker 42. Stan Crowder. ably filling in for Pannell. Ifvt a drive lo ihe 32. Aided hv Tacle, ihe S none rs punched lo ihe 24, only for ihe badly rushed f'nglp to be dumped for a loss. A 53-yard Kirkland punt easily held Nebraska's head above water until the Huskers gasped up Ihe grim reaper. Toward the first quarter's close a Frank Solicit fumble was covered by Granville t.tg-gins at Ihe Nebraska .'!'-'. (Gordon Brown leaped high among three Husker H a Cagle Wndiholiz eil his favorite tightrope act r.n the double Wachholtx kicked, it was cond and they could have Uivcn the guardian of the scoreboard the remainder if the day off. Ihe score 21-) with 20 minutes left. Cornell Rips Penn, 38-14 1 PI UI.ADFLPl II A (API i Cornell' ground game, fe; luring battering Bill Wilso land swift Pete Larson, wa loo much for Pennsylva ni (Thursday. 3S-14. Wilson', whose 126 yards n 26 carries cave him the !v rushing liile over Pri no-Game in Figures defender; pass for 16 the three, and when Oklahoma couldn't lake the hall in. Shot IS kicked his three, poinier. Eiirly in the second quarter, the Huskers still-hadn't found ihe handles on the ball as Kirkland dropped it to Vernon Rurk-en on the Husker 2S. OF snapped lo life for its lone touchdown on eight shots, hy far the best effort being ('agio's perfect fake to his right and reverse to the opposite side for Ifi yards placements Oklahoma the DCCIMIIR Cut CriHmi Norm D- SUH vi. un OnlflMI t ABItftw. T.t Mfk it: i'r vi tm.fi rS- !tr.mlf, C Jltr 9M rullIX JC vi Mr. CowT f?rftli JtC ' Ptttm C llnuIIIM0,C??l". "Ir,wlOT ., jrw "tSSf-t SOt . Utt-A lL . '';?:. .......... u Nebraska' thif Larry Brown banged it over on first attempt ami Oklahoma owned its O-li edge, which proved lo be more misleading ihnn authoritative. The Huskers took their cue, rumbled 65 yards to close in at; 9-7 on 10 plays as Wilson began running OU defenders ragged with his wide stuff, starling wilh a 17-yard canter around left end. Suh halfback Charlie Winters' insertion couldn't have heen more timelv. Wnchhnlt booted n repeal one-pointer and Nebraska led for ihe first time. 11-0, wilh a long way siill left for ihe feisty but gradually lading Sooners, The ten iris swapped fumbles halfway through the third qunrlcr, then Nebraska had its cxhuhrrant Inns sending red balloons skyward wish the clincher The Huskers made a fail catch of Mike Ringer': boot to ihe 50 and fivr plays Inter Ihe unruffled mass-blocking power pre cislonists were thinking and looking ahead to their -Miami date wilh Alabama. Ohiirchich firs made two poor pitches at the 3k-ynrd line, then pegged lo Wilson, who made ihe catch on the 15 and again eecin- Ton V McDonald Itnal quarier Nc (bblcri up a Crow Je and the Husk nod from their ,T L: otw where th grimly held de i penal lies afiei ill, puituiK out to ihe full extent of its painfully limited manpower. had one gasp lefl, stalled by the nut- to Cordon Hro Husker 10. But the natioiiHl TV an dienee h.td been Heated 1 1 all 30 points thp game wh: t o produce, Nebraskf wrestling away possessioi just before the end on in 13. FILTER REPRESENTATIVES lonninscn-Pctler Oulck Coup KONNINGEN-PETTEI COMPANY III Soutn urtick Strait The Statistics Smokes wA c San Felice ;i i Now. I; Nild in mid-ir, Tl, fnVr N.1 Swny it ttopporj by Celer. St Hmr efeK.9 putt tlomt first touchdown drfv. MrlWnntd "Thi is whst I cull min'I," mvs Tony Mrtnald f Okln-hom Hiy. hn itd t h . -onftrmtt IOhtptiI ri(tr mnir. Xw Tnv mnk th in-rH ihlv mi!t now Sn F!i. 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