The Daily Oklahoman from Oklahoma City, Oklahoma on October 24, 1971 · 59
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j he Big Red Machine, Pruitt (294) Roll On 75-28! Soction D October 24, 1971 Blazers Play Tie PAGE EIGHT By Ray Soldan Assistant Sports Editor MANHATTAN Kan. Entering the "soft" part of their schedule, the Oklahoma Sooners buried the Kansas State Wildcats under a deluge of touchdowns and records Saturday, winning by the whopping margin of 75-28. There, was nothing soft, however, about the Kansas State offense. The lour touchdowns were well-earned as the Cats rolled up 32 first downs and 562 net yards. But Oklahoma was simply unstoppable. The Sooners had the i o o t b a 11 12 times and scored 11 touchdowns. Their; rushing total, an awesome 711 yards, easily rubbed out the national Point Parade Kansas siale 7 7 7 i-u FIRST QUARTER Time Lclt Scoring Play (Chandler M: KS-Bullor 1 kick) 11:40 OU-Mlldrcn i 7:44 OU-Pruift IS pass from Mlldrcn) SECOND QUARTER 14:53 OU-Bell 24 run (Carroll kick) 9:24 KS-Bullcr 1 run CGooruer 1:56 OU-Bell S run (kick failed) THIRD QUARTER 2:11 OU-Bell 3 run (Carroll kick)' 15 pass Mlldren (Carroll kick) 8:04 KS-Builor 1 run (Goerqer kick) S-.li OU-Bell 11 run (Carroll kick) 0:08 OU Marshall i run (Carroll kick) Attendance 40,000 single-game record. Their 785 total yards set a new Big E i g h t Conference mark. Greg Pruitt showed the 40,000 onlookers why he twice has been named national Back of the Week. His fantastic moves left Wildcats grasping and gasping as he sped to a conference record rushing total of 234 yards. Pruitt's total was accomplished on just It) carries, giving him an average of 15.5 yards per try. The junior jet from ; H ou s t o n scored three touchdowns, but that wasn't enough for game honors, in that department. Roy' Bell,, coming in to replace Joe Wylie in the final minute of the first quarter, ripped off four scoring;runs. , Bell's first carry produced a 24-yard touchdown run on the opening, play of the second quarter. Ho later tacked on touchdown gallops of five, three and 11 yards. The Sooners never punted. They scored touchdowns on their first 10 possessions, lost a fumble on their 11th and then wound up the scoring when the reserves got the football with 1:27 remaining and rolled 70 yards to TD No. 11. Oklahoma's 75 points missed the Big Eight record by only one. Oklahoma's 1D42 team demolished K-Statc, 76-0, for that mark. All of the Kansas State touchdowns were scored by hard-running halfback Bill Butler. The 220-pound-er got them all on short The Standings W h , 3 0 , 2 0 TKAM Nebraska Oklahoma Colorado Iowa Slate Oklahoma Slate ... Kuiimis Missouri Kansas Stale Game in Figures Oklahoma Kansas Stale First downs u 31 Rushing yardage ., 711 MS Passlns vantage 74 317 Passes 4-J J9-4 Interceptions by ........ 3 c Punts 0-0 2-43 Fumbles lost 1 0 Yards penalised SO it dives and he finished as the Wildcat rushing leader with 99 yards on 22 carries. The Kansas State scoring marches covered 80, 72. 76 and 89 yards. The Wildcats started the day by loosening the Sooner defense with passes and later they carved out good yardage by rushing, too. K - S t a t e quarterback Dennis Morrison completed 29 passes, a school record, and the most ever yielded by an Oklahoma team. In addition to turning in another near flawless execution of O k 1 a h o m a 's Wishbone triple-option attack, Jack Mildren personally tacked on 156 rushing yards. He scored twice and had a third touchdown gallop called back by a penalty. The amazing 711 yards rushing rubs out' the for-Cont. on Pane 2, Col. 2 HUSKERS MIGHTY AWESOME, TOO Just Ask Cowboys, Who Tumble. 41-1 3 High-jumping Oklahoma State defensive back Eugene Jefferson goes up to break up a pass intended for Nebraska split end Woody Cox. TROJANS SPLATTER IRISH .- SOUTH BEND, Ind. c(AP) "Any time you beat Notre Dame, you beat one hell of a team." Southern California coach John fMcKay exulted. "They're Jstill a great football -team." The Trojans did it convincingly Saturday. kivck-tine the sixth-ranked Irish frfim the unbeaten rank .Witf.a 2S-14 triumph pate J&-J&iesel Garrison. .Tl5e speedy split end "snared touchdown passes of 31 and 24 yards from aartcrbaeks Jimmy Jones and Mike Rae and sot up a third score with a 42-yard reception. "Our pass protection was phenomenal," McKay said. "We got a lot of breaks early and we played well and won." Notre Dame coach Ara Farseghian called it "almost a repeat of last year, when they jumped out to a quick 21-7 lead and forced us nut of mir game plan. "Just say that we needed the big play several times and didn't get it whereas Southern Cal did." he added. Garrison's sparkling ea!che cave UPC the early margin on the field Game in Figures made slick by overnight rains. Farseghian re'u.'cd in use the vet field as an excuse. "It wasn't the weather." he said. "Southern Cal was an excellent foothall team." It gave USC a big early lead on the wet and slippery field. The victory ended a three-game loMpg string for USC. row 3-?, and dropped the Irish to 5-1. A sellout crowd of 58.075 saw USC defeat Notre Dame for the second straight year. With USC bottling up the Cliif Brown-directed Irish r,ffene. the game was put n;-. ire uhen defensive h.vk Bruce Dyer grabbed his second interception of the day ard raced 53 yards in put the Trojans ahead 2S-7 at the half. The game was marred at one point in the second period by a bwh-e1ear5ne brawl. A number of figtits between p'syr flared rrp ejected from the game. The first Notre Dame touchdown, which tied the game at 7-7, came after Gary Diminick ran a kick-off back fifi yards to the Trojan 34. Andy Huff went over from the one seven plays later. However, (Ti.iriie Hiror. ran the or.suins kirkntf bark fi5 ard to the Notre Dame 35 to sri ihe snee for Garrison somrid score four plaxs later, which gave the Trojan the lead for good. Notre Dame oame ha' k gflr.-!"'y with a third-period Coftt. on r.-ce I. Cel. T By 15ob Hurt Staff Writer STILLWATER - Nebraska, suffocating on de fense and crisply varied on offense, steamrollcd Oklahoma State, 41-13, Saturday. Some folks south of here may question that the Huskers are the best in the collegiate land as the polls say they are. But there was no question the Red Horde from the North was the best on Lewis Field Saturday. The Huskers struck often and virtually from every direction. Jerry Tagge passed. Jeff Kinney ran. And. little Johnny Rodgers scampered. But it was the defense which left 37,000 Jans awed. Oklahoma State managed only 13 first downs and appeared well on the way to becoming the Huskers' third straight shutout victim when 1ho Cowpokes suddenly exploded for two touchdowns in the last quarter. So the Cowpokes became the 'irst team this year to score two touchdowns on the Huskers. And, if you're grabbing for straws of consolation, it might be nice to know that the Cowpokes held Nebraska 105 yards under its total offense average of 471 yards. Yet, despite early defensive heroics by ihe Cowpokes, Nebraska had mounted a 21-0 lead by halftime and ran it to 34-0 at the end of three quarters. It remained for the 171-pound Rodgers to supply the offensive capper. Rodgers, who picked up 232 yards rushing, receiving and returning punts, provided Ihe game's most exciting play early in 1he fourth quarter. Fielding oik of .lint Hen-ion's lowering punts on the eieht. the Husker swiftly picked up n crisp block and set sail. There were interesting interludes in the 02-ynrd journey. He ran around one flailing lineman. And he slipped from the hands of both Benien and Mike Clenden-nen in a neat bit of broken-field running. Rick Sanger, who hit on five of six extra points, added the 41st point with 14:09 left ar.d roach Bob Devaney was content to let suns n.op up in the Husk-riV ?fith straight came without defeat. Other prominent Tickets in the point parade were Kinney, who ran 25 and 12 jards to touchdowns, and Tagge, who passed 42 yards to light end Jerry List for one tally and six yards to Rodger? for another. The other loivhdo n Point Parade Oklahoma sun 0 0 0 13 13 FIRST QUARTER Time Lclt Scoring PUy 1:41 Neb Kinney J5 run (Sanger kick) SECOND QUARTER 10:47 Neb Mason 27 past Interception (Sanger kick) t:30 Neb-List eass from Tags ganger kick) THIRD QUARTER :J5 Neb Kinney 11 run (kick (ailed) 3:54 Neb Rodgers I pass (rom Tagqo (Sanger kick) FOURTH QUARTER 14:M Nob Rodgers M punt return (Sanqcr kick) 1:52 OS Hcllman 1 run (Clapp kick) 1:11 OS Elliott 21 run (kick failed) Atlendanco-37,000 Game in Figures Nebraska O-State Rushing yardago Passing yardage came on one of four passes intercepted by the Huskers. Dave Mason, a stalwart in the NU secondary, lugged that one back 27 yards. Nebraska didn't allow O-State into its territory in the first half and the Cowpokes had proceeded no further than the 30 when they suddenly started chugging against the Husker reserves late in the game. O-Slate's offense was handicapped even before it stepped on the field. Brent Blackman, half of the Pokes' two-quarterback system, was taken to the hospital just before the kickoff period. He underwent an appendectomy op-oration. Doubtless, the harried Tony Pounds could have used relief. He got some early in the fourth quarter w h e n Mike Robichaux came in for two possessions. It was after that OSU got untracked. Pounds, who had missed nine straight flips at one stage of the first half, hit four of five on an S2-yard, 14-play drive which produced Ihe first touchdown. On a fourth down, Bill Heilman hammered over from the one amidst protests from Husker linemen that he hadn't dented the goal. Matt Clapp added the seventh point. Only 36 seconds later, O-State was on the scoreboard again. Dick Coatcs recovered an onsidc kick. Pounds promptly flipped 23 yards to Dick Graham and then sent sub Steve Elliott racing off right tackle 21 yards to score. Randy Borg blocked Clapp's extra point try. Although obviously out-manned, O-State put up a stout defensive front at the outset. The Huskers were stymied three times before launching a 7G-yard, nine-play drive capped by Kinney's 25-yard dash. And it" appeared O-State might stay within threat-Cont. on Page 2, Col. 1 CONTEST Nebraska 41, Okla. Slate 13 Oklahoma T., Knn. State 28 Itriclmm Young 23, Tulsa 7 Colorado 27. Missouri 7 Iowa State 10, Knnsnx 2t SMU IS, Texas Tech 17 Texas .UM in, Italor 9 Arir. Slate fin. New Mexico 28 Illinois 21, Purdue 7 Michigan 35. Minnesota 7 Soutlirrn Cal 2X. Noire Ilnmo II Ohio State .11. Wisconsin 6 Alabama SI, Houston in l la. Stale 49. So. Carolina Id Nnrth Carolina 7. Wake Foret 3 Washington .IS, Ore. State II Army II, Virginia 9 Boston College 10. Pittsburgh 22 Dartmouth Ifi, Han aril 1.1 Xavj IS, Irate tl Y.irdagn tin breaker 991 TV-Radio Log SUNDAY PRO FOOTBALL 12 noon New York Giants' at rhilaoV-lphla. KWTV (9). 12 noon Demer at Oxeland, WKY TV (4). .1 p.m. Washington, at Kansas Citv KWTV ( and KNOR ttti.l. ( OI.1.L4.K ItVOTBALL to: :n x.m. rmMlnt Bigh-Jishts. WKYTV (). lfl-.Sft a.m. Notre Dim Highlights, KOCO-TV (M. K p.m. Pur) Cum Show. KWTV (9). A:SV p.m. Or Rhrhfifto. WKVTV (4). Week's Log on Page ? STATE Cameron 21, rnnhandle 7 Central Slate. 49. EXMU 31 NK A&M 5.1, Drako Frosh 1 Northeastern 44, Lancsfon 21 Northwestern .11, S'ea.slom 21 S'western 17. Kast Central 7 SOUTHWEST Arkansas an. North Texns 21 Idaho 2fi. West Texas 0 NM Stale 20. Arlington Texas .19, Rice 10 MIDWEST nail State in. No. Illinois 10. tir Boul. (ireen .11, Miami. Ohio t Kent State 21. Xaxier I J Michigan State .11, Ioa S Northwestern 21, Indiana 10 Western Mich. .17, Marshall 0 Toledo 35, Dayton 7 SOUTH Auburn S5, Clem son 13 Citadel 51, Chattanooga 5 Last Caronna 31. NC State IS Florida 27, Maryland 23 Georgia 34, Kentucky 0 Georgia Tech 24, Tolane 1 Ixwtsrtite i, Wichita 5 MemphH 27, Southern Mtss. 1! Mississippi W, VanderhtU 7 Richmond 20. Fnrman 0 Tennessee 10. Miss. State 7 Villanox-a 51. Tampa .1 Virginia Teeh 37. OhM f 29 William t Marr 12. VMI 7 Wnftord 2.1, DaxWson 22 WEST Air Force 17. Colo. State 11 F.I To 12, W romtng 7 EAST Colgate 42, Btosxti Cotrt. en rajt i, Co!. I

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