San Antonio Express from San Antonio, Texas on November 17, 1974 · Page 123
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San Antonio, Texas
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| Larry Brown on his last legs | Colts’ Mitchell: one-man stampede' | From Russia with love t Preview: Ohio St. vs. Michigan | Feature: Atlanta’s John Drew WHITE STAG GOES WEST... WITH RECYCLED DENIM Fine ski wear from Whire Srog with rhe look of jeans rhar hove been around. Calamity Jane, rhe waisr length parka for rhe Gal who gets going when it's snowing. 46.00 Firs perfectly over rhe Women's Dibber 34.00. Then there's Taos. The embroidered workshirr look in a porko for Guys and Gals. Men's 56.00, Ladies' 55.00 Snowjeans! Over-rhe-boor panrs wirh that recycled denim look 34.00, Ladies' only. White Stag Hockey Standings 344*9245 First downs Hushes yards Passmo yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles tost Penalties yards UTEP CSU 18 27 50 72 38 219 133 304 73 93 11 22 2 17 34 1 11 36 4 39 3 1 4 1 554 11 140 faster! Coll 225-1666 for the most effective wont ad section. HORNS TEXAS QB WALTER ROWAN SCORES TENTH LONGHORN TD ...TCU defender Gene Hernandez unable to stop the run Harris scored two TDs and totaled 117 yards on 19 carries. The Rams, now 2-2*1 in conference and 4-5*1 overall jumped to a 14-0 first period lead on scoring runs of 19 and five yards by Jones and Harris. Texas El Paso 0 1» 0 7—14 Colorado State 14 7 7 28- 56 CSU- Jones 19 run (Kemble hick) CSU—Harris 5 run (Kemble kick) UTEP— McKmev 1) run (Belichesky kick) UTEP—Belvin )? pass (rom McKinley (Belichesky hick) UTEP—FG 8elichesky 40 CSU- Jons 16 run ( Kemble kick) CSU—Harris 10 run (Kemble kick) CSU Jones 10 run (Kemble kick) CSU—Driscoll 1 run (Kemble kick) CSU- Larson 16 pass trom Driscoll (Kemble kick) CSU—O'Rourke 4J pass (rom Graham (Kcmhle kick) UTEP- Elliott 2run (Belichesky kick) A—16,883 Son Antonio EXPRESS-NEWS—Sundoy November 17 1974 * H> page 3-S CSU " buries UTEP FORT COLLINS. Colo. (AP) — Running backs Ron Harris and Kim Jones teamed to score five touchdowns Saturday to lead Colorado State to a 56-24 Western Athletic Conference football victory over Texas-El Paso. Jones tied a CSU record by scoring three touchdowns on the ground, while freshman White Stag from Cullum & Doren.. all you need now is snow. NORTH STAR MALI 10:00 A.M. to 9:00 P.M. MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY 10:00 A,M. I q ^OO P.M, SATURDAY TCU football; tragic program FORT WORTH — The Good Lord must have something special in mind for the football program of Texas Christian University. He’s certainly putting them through some tragic tests. In many ways football at TCU is remindful of that once- popular song, “Lord, This Time You Gave Me a Mountain.” It’s just one tall, sad mountain after another for the Frogs to climb. When’ Abe Martin turned in his coach’s whistle to become athletic director after a series of heart attacks, many of the Fort Worth faithful thought better times were ahead. But Abe’s poor health was minor compared to future events that were to shock the Purple Gang. For almost two years TCU had the only athletic director who couldn’t attend an athletic event. Doctors figured the excitement would be just too much for old Abe’s heart. So he worked behind scenes and avoided all games. But then came Jim Pittman, another coach with ticker trouble. Pittman, however, ignored advice from his medics as he dedicated himself to returning TCU to power. There were times when Jim seemed to have his program on the right road but midway in the season of ‘71 he dropped dead on the sidelines in Waco as his Frogs engaged Baylor in a wild tussle. Lord, that was some kind of a mountain. It was Jim’s first assistant, youthful Billy Tohill, who took command that November night and left with a 34-27 victory over Baylor. And it was Tohill who became the next head coach here in Cowtown. But only for a short period. In the spring of ‘73 Tohill totaled his car and much of himself in a horrible, early-morning crash. He lost a foot and for weeks his life hung by a thread. Another mountain. Tragedy old companion This year tragedy struck one of the TCU players, a junior running back named Kent Waldrep. As discussed here in previous columns, Kent broke his neck in a freak fall in the Alabama game last month. • This might be the tallest and most expensive mountain of all. Kent is still in a Birmingham hospital, paralyzed from the chest down. Ten days ago he scratched his nose with a finger and just the other day he somehow moved his left foot about four inches. He says he’ll walk again, someday, but doctors who know more about such spinal injuries say nothing short of a miracle will ever get Kent on his feet again. Tragedy, of course, is never a welcomed companion but its presence has been felt so often and so hard here at TCU you might think Froggie football fans are now becoming calloused, straining to see the other mountain that must await them. That’s not the case. Much of their enthusiasm for this ‘74 season was drained weeks ago but nobody is talking about dropping football, canning the new coach, Jim Shofner, or even cutting back. They just lick their wounds, tend to their own and hope for better things. No more mountains, please Lord. Attendance is off Most of Saturday’s pre-game football talk around Fort Worth centered around fund-raising campaigns for Waldrep, not the scheduled opponent of the afternoon, Texas’ Longhorns. Well-polished but semi-old cars were placed in strategic points and folks were offered the opportunity to whack away with a sledge hammer. The going rate was $1 a whack and all money collected goes to the Waldrep rehabilitation fund. You’d be surprised at the number of good people who just love to knock out a windshield or slam a hammer into somebody else’s shiny fender. For a good cause, of course. Saturday’s game drew less than 30,000 and that’s another mountain. It was one of the smallest crowds ever to watch TCU and Texas strap it on in decent weather. But it sort of figured. TCU carried a 1-8 record into the contest and many Texas fans canceled travel plans after Baylor’s rally last week. But what happened on the field in Fort Worth Saturday was more disastrous than the gate count. The short end of a 52-3 count doesn’t say much for any team. And that was just the halftime score. Those mountains are getting steeper but if things ever balance out TCU will someday wind up as the luckiest team in the nation. Right now, if it weren’t for bad luck TCU wouldn’t have any luck at all. Ctntinied frtm Page IS on an 18-yard sweep and a two-yard dive and Mike Dean kicked a 56-yard field goal, a record for old Amon-Carter Field. All that came in the first half and TCU’s only bright spot to that point was a 33- yard field goal by Tony Biasatti. Alfred Jackson made matters worse on the kickoff for the second half. He gathered it in, broke one tackle and raced 90 yards for a touchdown. Mike Presley passed to Joe Samford for 14 and another third-quarter score and Sam* mie Mason intercepted a Jimmy Dan Elzner pass and returned it 32 yards for still another Texas TD. Walter Rowan, Texas’ third quarterback, hit Kevin Scott with a 13-yard touchdown toss but the final Longhorn points came in the last seconds when TCU fumbled on its own three and the ball plopped in- TEXAS I First Downs 24 Rushes yards 54 255 40 (minus Passing Yards 79 Return Yards 84 (minus I Passes 7 1) 0 Punts 4 40 1 Fumbles lost 10 Penalties yards 4 51 TCU 20 1 ) 222 3) 20 35 4 6-34 4 3 6 52 to the end zone where two Frogs found it for a safety. That scene provided the peak of frustration, a fitting crown to one of the darkest afternoons in TCU grid history. There were a few high spots, however, as TCU quarterbacks pitched some holes in Texas’ substitute secondary. Trailing 59-3 in the third, Lee Cook tossed a five-yard touchdown pass to Ronald Parker and late in the fourth, trailing 79-9, Elzner connected on a 14-yard scoring toss to Mike Renfro. When it was all over TCU coach Jim Shofner summed it up in three words. He appeared as beaten as his weary linemen when he said, “We were pitiful.” Someone asked him if Texas coach Royal tried to run up the score but he answered, “No, he didn’t. There was nothing he could do to hold it down. I should apologize to him for not being able to compete better.” That was about all Shofner had to say but he got right to the point in those few words. Texas 21 31 14 15—81 TCU 3 0 6 7—1* TEX—Akins 6 run (Schott kick) TEX—Leaks 2 run (Schott kick) TEX—Wyatt 18 run (Schott kick) TCU- FG Biasatti 33 TEX—Akins 1 run (Schott kick) TEX- Akins 7 run (Schott kick) TEX-FG Dean S6 TEX—Presley 5 run (Schott kick) -Wyatt 1 run (Schott kick) kickoff returned W L T Pli GF GA' Philadelphia12 4 3 27 63 42 Atlanta 9 6 4 22 56 49 N Y. Islanders 7 73 17 5949 N Y. Rangers 66 4 16 53 48 Oivision 2 VancouverIt 4 3 25 65 45 Chicago 7 72 16 57 40 St. Louis67 315 54 56 Minnesota 5 9'313 4464 Kansas City312 \ 743 72 Division 3 Los Angeles 101 6 26 5729 Montreal 8 5 622 76 57 Pittsburgh67 2 14 63 58 Detroit 67 2 1447 65 Washington 1 14 2 4 34 86 Division 4 Bullalo 12 4 2 26 81 63 Boston7 5 5 19 75 56 Toronto 5 8 3 13 58 67 California 3 1! 4 10 4280 Late «ame not included Friday's Games Kansas City 4. New York Islanders 2 Philadelphia 7, Atlanta 2, tie Los Angeles 2. Vancouver 2, tie Toronto Cahlorma 3 Saturday's Games New York Rangers 4, Montreal i. tie Detroit 5. New York Islanders 3 St Louis 5, Philadelphia 3 Pittsburgh 8. Washington 1 Vancouver 5. Toronto ? Minnesota 3. Kansas City 1 Boston 7, Buffalo 5 Chicago at Los Angeles Sunday's Games California at New York Rangers Atlanta at Buttalo Pittsburgh at Washington Boston at Detroit WHA East Division W LT Pts GF GA New England 8 4 0 16 4635 Cleveland 5 41 11 26 29 Indianapolis 4 10 08 3155 Chicago 2 100 4 27 48 Wesl Division Houston 9 50 18 67 46 San Diego 7 6 0 14 41 50 Phoenix 5 7 111 48 54 Minnesota4 7 0 84656 Michigan 3 11 0 638 65 Canadian Division Toronto 10 5 020 7) 50 Quebec 9 3 018 58 35 Winnipeg 8 2 1 17 60 28 Edmonton 5 20 10 27 23 Vancouver 4 7 19 35 47 Saturday's Games Houston 6, Chicago 2 Quebec 4, Michigan 3 Sunday's Games Indianapolis at Edmonton Toronto at Winnipeg New England at Michigan Minnesota at Quebec San Diego at Houston Monday's Game Winnipeg at Edmonton _____________ NCS, 35-14 TEMPE. Ariz. (AP) Fullback Stan Fritts and running back Roland Hooks each scampered for two touchdowns to lead 16th-ranked North Carolina State to a 35-14 nonconference football victory over Arizona State Saturday night. 90 TEX TEX—Jackson (Schott kick) TCU—Parker 5 pass (rom Cook (pass tailed) TEX—Samlord 14 pass (rom Presley (Schott kick) TEX—Scott 13 run (Schott kick) TEX—Mason 34 inerception returned (kick failed) TCU—Renfro 14 pass from Elzner (Bia| satti kick) TEX—Safety Elzner tumbled in end zone A—25.000 WTSU defeats NTSU CANYON (AP) - West Texas State’s Johnny Darden scored on two line plunges in the first period to lead the Buffaloes to a 21-14 Missouri Valley Conference victory over North Texas Saturday. Darden, who had 97 yards in 19 carries, smashed over from the one yard line and First downs Rushes yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles lost Penalties yard NTSU 18 44 107 148 52 10 23 3 6 41 3 1 7 45 WTSU 17 55 209 136 67 3 9 0 6 37 5 4 7 85 again from the four as West Texas clinched its first winning season since 1970. The Buffs are now 6-4 for the year and 3-2 in MVC play. North Texas dropped to 2-6-2 and 1-3-2. North Texas had surprised with an early 7-0 lead when Kelly Fry picked a fumble out of the air on the opening kickoff and returned it 22 yards for a touchdown. West Texas, however, drove 76 yards in seven plays midway through the period to tie the game. The big play was a Tully Blanchard to Tracy Dickson completion for 43 yards to the Mean Green 13. Three plays later Darden scored his first touchdown. The Buffs got the ball back when North Texas quarterback Ken Washington was intercepted by West Texas’ Mike Lozano at the Buffs 45. He returned the ball 24 yards to the NTSU 31. Seven plays later, Darden got the go-ahead touchdown. The extra point was missed, giving the Buffs a 13*7 lead. West Texas scored what proved to be the winning TD late in the first half when Blanchard connected with Dickson for a 77-yard scoring bomb. Blanchard hit Merced Soliz for a two-point pass. John Brown scored North Texas’ final touchdown early in the third period on a .29-yard run. North Texas Stale 7 8 7 O H West Texas Slate 13 8 0 0-2) NTSU K. Fry 22 fumble return (Har ring ton kick) WTSU-Darden one run (Wyre kick) WTSU—Darden 4 run (kick (ailed) WTSU—Dickson 77 pass (rom Blan chard (Solis pass from Blanchard) NTSU—Brown 2* run (Harrington kick? A-12,865

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