The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 25, 1965 · Page 29
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 29

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Thursday, November 25, 1965
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Thursdoy, Nov. 25, 1965 Thp Hiicola Sfr Z9 Johnson Kennedy CaseyJeter Brown Drum Carlson White Duda Sclich Barnes Vactor Haug Strohmye. NU KEY NATIONAL CONTEST . Huskers Risk No. 3 National Ranking Against OU On TV By The Associated Press There won’t be any turkey served in college football stadiums on Thanksgiving, but the traditional rivals on the fields will be trying to knock the stuffing out of one another. In most of the games there won’t be anything at NU Tops In Two Phases New York — Michigan’; State’s great defensive effort against Notre Dame not only solidified the Spartans’ position among the nation’ smajor college defense leaders, it shook up the offense standings as well. State, the nation’s leader in rushing defense and second- ranked in total defense, held Notre Dame to minus 12 yards running. This effort removed Notre Dame as a threat to rushing leader Nebraska by dropping the Fighting Irish from second to ninth. Notre Dame’s failure to score a touchdown against the Spartans dropped it from first to fifth in the s c 0 r i n g race. Nebraska now is the leader. Statistics released Wednes-^ day by the National Collegiate Athletic Bureau showed that the Spartans’ effort against Notre Dame’s running was the^/ finest by one major team4 against another in four years. State’s rushing allowance of just 45.6 yards a game this season also has been bettered only once in 18 years — Syracuse allowed opponents only 19.3 yards a game in 1959. The statistics also revealed Tulsa leading in total and forward passing, Southern Mississippi first in total de- icnse, Toledo first in pass defense and Texas No. 1 in punting. Mike Garrett of Southern California has clinched the individual rushing crown with 1,328 yards in 243 carries and needs just 58 more yards against Wyoming Saturday to break Ollie Matson’s career record of 3.166. Missouri’s Charlie Brown is loth in rushing with 937 yards. Tulsa’s Howard Twilley has won the pass-receiving title with 115 catches. He must score four points against Colorado State Thursday to become the first end to win the scoring crown. He has 111 points to 114 for Syracuse’s Floyd Little, who is through. Other leaders are Stanford’s Dave Lewis, punting; Larry Wachholtz of Nebraska, punt returns (29 for 442 yards); Eric Crabtree of Pittsburgh, kickoff returns, and Maryland’s Bob Sullivan, interceptions. RUSHING OFFENSE G Rushes Yds. Avf. 1. Nebraska .......... 9 515 2566 2. So. Cal. 3. Missouri .. 4. Cornell 5 Syracuse 6. Mich. State Stake but pride, but there’s always plenty of that In such rivalries as Texas- Texas A&M, Cornell-Penn- svlvania and Virginia Tech- VMI. However, there will be more on the line at Lincoln, Neb., where Orange Bowl- bound Nebraska will take on Oklahoma in quest of i t s third straight Big Eight ti­ tle and first undefeated sea son in half a century. The Cornhuskers, 9-0. al so will be risking their No 3 ranking in the game to be shown on national tele vision, NBC, starting a 12:45 p.m., CST. Traditional battles con tinue on Saturday and fea ture the Army-Navy and .\uburn-AIabama games. The latter rivalry will be more heated than usual because the winner will be the Southeaste rn Conference champion. Alabama, No. 5, will take a 7-1-1 record into the clash at Birmingham. Ala., Auburn is 5-3-1. Auburn accepted a bid Wednesday to play in the Liberty Bowl at Memphis, Tenn., Dec. 18. In other Thanksgiving games, Colorado State University is at Tulsa, and Bucknell meets Davidson in a night game at Charlotte, N.C. The spotlight in Colorado State will be on Tulsa’s 5- foot 1-10 pass-catching sensation, Howard Twilley. The runner-up for the Heisman Memorial Trophy needs four points to win the major college seoring erown and two TD reeeptions to break the season reeord of 15. He has 111 points this season. The bowl merry-go-round starts spinning Friday night at Savannah, Ga., when McCook, Neb., plays Ferrum, Va.. in the second annual National Junior College Bowl. Other big games Saturday have Florida State at Florida. Georgia at Georgia Tech, Mississippi at Mississippi State. Vanderbilt at Tennessee, Baylor at Rice, Southern Methodist at Texas Christian Wyoming at Southern California, Boston College at Holy Cross and Notre Dame at Miami, Fla., at night. Husker Harry Wilson Sooner Ben Hart McAdams To Play For OU . . . ALL SOONER CRIPPLES TO BE IN UNIFORM 7. Dartmouth 8. Arkansas 9. Notre Dame 10. Princeton 11. Oregon St. 12. Cincinnati 10 SCORING 285.1 482 2375 263.9 566 2473 247.3 419 1975 246.9 536 2390 239.0 547 2375 237.5 2.34.1 226.1 225.6 221.2 220.4 2183 218.3 9 10 8 10 10 !) 462 2107 516 2261 9 516 2030 9 461 1991 10 546 2204 561 G Pts. Avf. 1. Nebraska .......... .............. 9 300 33.3 2 Arkansas .......... ........ 10 324 32.4 3. Princeton .......... .............. 9 281 31.2 4. Dartmouth — .............. 9 271 30.1 5. Notre Dame ... 30.0 6.Tulsa 29.7 7. Texas Western 29.6 8. West Virginia .............. 10 27927.9 9. Colorado St. U. ............ 9 244 27.1 10. Utah Stete 10 271 27.1 TOTAL DEFENSE Plan Ydf. Arg. 1. So. MI m . 525 1,451 161.2 2. Michigan St . . 572 1,699 169.9 3. Toledo .......... 593 1,820 182.0 4. Buffalo 621 1,831 183.1 5. Bowl. Green .. . 499 1.680 186.7 6.Florida . 557 1.739 193.2 7. Nebraska . 534 1,799 199.9 8 Notre Dame . ,. 544 1,857 206.3 9. Miami, Ohl3 . 544 2,088 208.8 1(1. Harvard 577 1,887 209.7 TOTAL OFFENSE G Piars Yds.A»*. I,Tulsa 9 696 3,667 407.4 2, Nebraska 9 689 3,629403.2 3. Princeton ....... 9 646 3.277 364.1 4. Arkansas 10 692 3,602 360.2 5 Dartmouth — 9 608 3,239 359.9 6. Texas West. . . 9 618 3.237 359., 7. So. Calif .............. . 9 611 3.211 356.8 8. Utah St. 10 693 3,563 356.3 9. Michigan St. . 10 717 3.561 356.1 1;. Memphis St. 9 667 3.101 354.6 FEATURE RACES At Aqueduct Gary G ...................................... 7.00 3.80 2.40 Francis U................................... 4.00 3.00 Double Happy * 2.80 At Pimlico New Windsor 7.00 3.00 2.20 Mr. Judex .......................... 2.60 2.^ He Can Deal 2.60 At Narragansett Asa Corbin 9.20 4.00 2.^ Tulmar .................................... 3-80 2.W £ qu «I Choice ............. *.29 By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor Carl McAdams, the key to Oklahoma’s defense and an All - American candidate, arrived in Lincoln Wednesday afternoon as part of the 40- man Sooner traveling squad and Husker stock dropped about one notch. McAdams, an inspirational leader as w e 11 as a t o p defender from his linebacker post, was on the doubtful list until Wednesday morning for today’s 12:45 p.m. contest against Nebraska. The Sooner linebacker was injured in the Iowa State game and has been undergoing treatment for the sore ankle since. He missed the Missouri game in which the Tigers rolled to a 30-0 win and hadn’t worked out for 16 days until Tuesday. Oklahoma coach Gomer Jones had McAdams test the ankle in Tuesday’s drill, then after having trainers give the NU-Soom Lineups Nebraska (9-0) No. Name 84 Tony Jeter 73 Jim Brown 67 La Verne Allers 54 Kelly Petersen 59 Jim Osberg 78 Dennis Carlson 85 Freeman White 10 Fred Duda 20 Ron Kirkland 31 Harry Wilson 45 Frank Solich OFFENSIVE STARTERS \Vt. Ht. Cl. Pos. Cl. Ht. Wt. (3-5) Oklahoma Name No. 227 6-3 Sr. LE Sr. 6-3 225 (Jordon Brown 249 6-2 Sr. LT Jr. 6-0 229 Ed Hall 209 6-0 Jr. LG Jr. 5-8 203 Bob Vardeman 223 6-0 Jr. C Sr. 6-0 213 Bill Carlyle 205 6-0 Jr. RG So. 5-10 219 Wes Butts 229 6-2 Sr. RT Jr. 6-4 242 Jim Riley 221 6-5 Sr. RE So. 6^ 223 Bob Kalsu Cagle 189 5-10 Sr. QB So. 6-0 185 (Jene 213 6-2 Jr. LH Jr. 6-2 205 Ben Hart 196 5-11 Jr. RH Sr. 5-11 172 Tom Pamncll 158 5-8 Sr. FB Sr. 6-0 202 Larry Brown Average weight: Line—Nebraska 229, Oklahoma 223; Baek.s Nebraska 183, Oklahoma 212; Team—Nebraska 212, Oklahoma 191. DEFENSIVE STARTERS No. Name Wt. Ht. Cl. Pos. Cl. Ht. W t. Name No. 80 Langs'n Coleman 197 6-2 Jr. L e S o . 6-3 215 Phil Weitherbee 70 Jr. L t S o . 5-11 214 G. Liggins 212 Vem Burkett 256 6-2 219 5-9 Sr. L q Jr. 5-9 211 5-11 Jr. Rc S o . 6-3 239 6-0 So. G Jr. 6-0 252 6-3 Sr. R t Jr. 6-1 196-5-11 So. R e S o . 6-3 Jr. Q b Sr. 6-1 70 Dick Czap 69 Mike Kennedy 62 Rick Coleman 66 Wayne Meylan 77 Walt Barnes 43 Len Janik 36 Larr>- Wachholtz 162 5-8 46 Ted Vactor 178 6-0 30 Marv Mueller 192 6-0 _ 28 Bill Johnson 188 5-10 Sr. F b Jr. 6-2 192 Eugene Ross 39 Average weight: Line—Nebraska 223, Oklahoma 223; Backs Nebraska 189, Oklahoma 191; Team—Nebraska 211, Oklahoma 212. 93 62 40 46 74 81 15 Sr. L h Jr. 5-10 179 Tod Crosswhite 17 So. R h S o . 5-10 171 Bob Stephenson 31 211 Bob Flanagan 198 Alan Hendersen 203 Mike Base 207 John Koller 185 Mike Ringer TEAM ROSTER Nebraska 10 DUDA, b 11 FIERRO, b 12 SIGLER, b 14 WEBER, b 15 CHURCHICH. b 17 NET'M'NN. b 18 WALLS, b 19 UNIS, g 20 KIRKL.A.ND. b 21 CARSTENS, b 22 GREGORY, b 23 ZEMKO. g 25 THORELL. b 26 POG’M'YER, b 28 JOHNSON, b 29 ZIEGLER, b 30 MUELLER, b 31 WILSON, b 33 ALVAREZ, g 34 PAPPAS, g .35 CRITCHLOW. b 36 WACHHOLTZ. b 37 MORRISON, b 33 HAASCH. b 39 BECK, b 40 BRUNK. b 41 BUCKLER, b 42 KUEML, b 43 JAMK. b 44 WINTEUIS. b 49 WORLEY, b 45 SOUCH, b 46 VACTOR. b 47 WEINMAN, b 48 TATMAN, b 51 UN RATH, c 32 Ml'RPHY, c 53 HILL, c 51 PETERSEN. C 35 DRUM, c 56 NARLSH. t 57 GRELL, g 58 E. HANSEN, t 59 OSBERG, g 61 KUDRNA, g 62 R. COLEMAN, g 63 SENK BEIL, g 64 MeCORD. t 65 GATZIOLIS. g 66 MEYLAN. g 67 ALLERS, g 68 CANARSKY. t 69 KENNEDY, g 70 CZAP, t 71 WILKS, t 72 STITH, t 73 BROWN, t 74 STROHMYER. ' 75 TAUCHER, t 76 BRICHACEK, t 77 BARNES, c /U CARLSON, t 79 L. HANSEN, t 88 PATTON, e 80 COLEMAN, e 89 CASEY, e 82 RICHNAFSKY. e 90 STARTZER. c 83 SMITH, e 91 KIMMEL. e 84 JETER, e 92 DELANEY, e 85 WHH E. e 94 RUDD, g 86 ZIM.MEJl. e Oklahoma 11 CAGLE, b 12 J. HAM.MOND, b 15 RINGER, b 16 STIDHAM, b 17 CR08.SWH1TE. b 19 PAN NELL, b 20 CROWDER, b 22 SHOTTS. b 25 THOMAS, b 31 STEPHENSON, b 32 ROBINSON, b 37 HART, b 39 ROSS, b 40 FL.ANAGAN, e 45 BROWN, b 46 A HENDERSON 48 KENNEDY, b 50 CRAIG, c 51 McADAMS, C .32 KINDLEY, C 53 CARLYLE, c .35 S. HENDERSON, 61 RILEY, g 62 BURKETT, g 63 LANCASTER, g 64 WINFREY, g 63 POSLlCTi, g 66 VARDEMAN, g 63 GOODWIN, g 69 TITSWORTH. t 70 WETHERBEE. t 71 BURNS, t 72 HALL, t 74 BASE, t 73 BUTTS, t 76 OLIVER, t 77 CRUTCHMER. t 78 D. HAMMONT). t 30 HAYNES, e 81 KOLLER, e 82 BAUMEISTER. 3 83 FRAZER, e 87 BROWN, e 90 KOSMOS, t 93 LIGGINS, g 94 KALSU. e 95 ALB'IERI, g ankle two treatments Tuesday night and Wednesday morning McAdams boarded the chartered plane with his teammates. Jones indicated Wednesday afternoon that McAdams likely would not start, but that he would be available for action, aprospect that caused creases in foreheads of Husker coaches. Another Sooner who had been on the doubtful list was tailback Ben Hart. Hart also made the trip and is expected to start. He has been slowed by a bruised instep. Hart has been a versatile performer for the Sooners, seeing action as a runner, passer and pass receiver. He is the Sooners’ fourth leading rusher with 239 yards, has hit two of eight passes for 25 yards, has caught 12 passes for 115 yards and is also used on punt and kickoff returns. Two other Oklahomans who ar^ slowed by injuries are halfbacks Tommy Pannell and Ron Shotts, but both are expected to play. The Sooners chief offensive threat is quarterback Gene Cagle, a sophomore who took over the signal-calling chores after Oklahoma lost its first three games. Since then he has developed as the leading ball carrier with 320 yards on 76 carries and has completed 31 of 73 pass attempts for -355 yards. Cagle also leads in scoring with 24 points. This year’s Nebraska team will be trying to become the fifth Husker outfit to win three straight conference titles. The Huskers are assured of a tie with Missouri, but they need a win to claim the title all to themselves. Only teams from Nebraska and Oklahoma have ever won gjiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiinnimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiu ! SPORTS I I MBNU I Thursday FOOTB.ILL—Oklahoma at Nebraska. Memorial Stadium. 12:45 p.m. Friday Nothing scheduled. Saturday NoUubg »cbcdulcd. more than two Big Eight titles in succession with Nebraska doing it four times and Oklahoma once, but the Oklahoma string was 12 straight. Nebraska won four straight from 1914-17, three straight from 1921-23, three more from 1931-33, and three in a row from 1935-37. The Huskers this year have found as many ways to win as you’ll find in all the football books in the library. They have won with spectacular passing, long runs, defense and straight power football. Coach Bob Devaney’s crew has been able to give opponents fits with quarterba(3ks Fred Duda and Bob Churchich passing to ends Freeman White, Tony Jeter, and Dennis Richnafsky and to halfback Harry Wilson. They have gotten lengthy runs from tiny fullback Frank Solich, who went 80 yards on the first play of the game for a TD against the Air Force. They have gotten grind-’em- out yards from power-running halfbacks Wilson and Ron Kirkland along with halfback- fullback Pete Tatman. And they have gotten stellar defensive play from the Black Shirts led by linebacker Mike Kennedy with All-American candidate Walt Barnes up front. Nebraska has no incentive from a possible bowl bid. That was wrapped up t w o weeks ago with the Huskers meeting Alabama in Miami’s Orange Bowl. But they have the incentive of a chance at a third straight outright Big Eight title, an unbeaten season and the chance to show their wares before a national television audience— and in color. Tropical Park Opens Long Racing Season Miami, Fla. (J’l — Tropical Park, all spmced up with a refurbished grandstand, fresh landscaping and six acres of paved parking space, opens Thursday the longest thorough- ored racing season South Florida ever had—131 days. Husker Ron Kirkland Colts Seek 9th Straight; Buffalo Can Clinch Title By Associated Press Streaking Baltimore will try to make it nine in a row in the National Football League and Buffalo will attempt to clinch a division title in the American Football League in two important professional games on Thanksgiving Day. Baltimore, gunning for a Jan. 2 title rematch with the defending champion Cleveland Browns, will be in Detroit to meet the Lions in their traditional holiday noon game. Green Bay use d to draw the Detroit Thanksgiving date for years but the opponents have been rotated in recent years. The Colts, leading Green Bay by one game, with four to play, can help themselves considerably with a second win in five days. The Buffalo Bills, AFL defending champs, can assure themselves of another title game by beating the favored Chargers at San Diego in a contest that could be a pre-| view of the league champion-' ship tilt. All of the other pro action will be Sunday. The NFL program will find Cleveland, with a three-game lead and four to play, at Pittsburgh. Chicago at New York, Green Bay at Los Angeles, Philadelphia at St. Louis, San Francisco at Minnesota and Dallas at Washington. There are only two Sunday games in the AFL, Boston at New York and Houston at Kansas City. The Colts came out of their Philadelphia game last Sunday with many bruises and Lenny Moore missed practice Tuesday with a 101-degree temperature. Jimmy Orr, who made a dramatic return from the hospital to catch a touchdoi 'n pass against the Eagles, is considered a doubtful starter because of a shoulder injury. A sore leg makes Tony Lorick’s status also doubtful. When the two teams met Oct. 10, the Colts won 31-7 on three touchdown passes by Johnny Unitas, who threw for 319 yards. The Baltimore-Detroit game will be seen on national television CBS at 11:15 a.m., CST. The Buffalo-San Diego game will be carried on network NBC at 3:30 p.m., CST. Buffalo and San Diego will battle on a muddy field at 34,000-seat Baiboa Stadium. The Bills lead New York by games in the Eastern Division and can wrap it up with a victory. The Chargers lead Oakland by one game in the West. Although the Bills beat the Chargers last year in the title game 20-7, San Diego i^ot even by clobbering Buffalo 34-3 Oct. 10 when John Hadl threw three touchdown passes. 14 Husker Seniors In Action When retiring Duke coach Bill .Murray stepped down this week it came with considerable emotion. He was giving up what he considered the best part of football coaching, his association with the players. He said so, noting the attachment a coach and player develop during their three years together as part of a unit. When a coach retiree something like this is emphasized, but it actually happens to a degree to every coach every year. And, while some coaches may use the I and some the T and some others something else, they all agree on the importance of this association. There’s still a bowl game to be played for Nebraska, but for the regular season there will be 14 seniors walking the graduation plank. Few senior football players have enjoyed so much over-all team success in their careers and, for a few of them, tremendous individual laurels. Here’s a capsule comment from Cornhusker coach Bob Devaney on those who will be playing their final home game Thursday against Oklahoma: Larry Casey—“He’s given us 100 per cent effort h i s three years as a member of the varsity squad, and except for an exceptional situation at end would have been a starter.’’ Tony Jeter—“Tony’s the finest blocking end I’ve ever coached.’’ Jim Brown—“One of t h e most improved players on the squad. He’s always had an excellent attitude.’’ Dennis Carlson — “Dennis is certainly one of the top offensive tackles in the Big Eight Conference.’’ Freeman White — “Freeman has been a tremendous threat as a pass receiver the last two years.’’ Fred Duda—“Fred made a great comeback against almost insurmountable odds.’’ Co-Captain Frank Solich —“He’s the quickest back I’ve ever coached. . . always a break-away threat.” BiU Haug-“Had he n o t been injured. Bill would have been a strong candidate for all-conference honors.” Duncan Drum — "Duncan’s a boy who has contributed to our success the last three years both on offense and defense and as a kicker.” John Strohmyer — “The outstanding lineman in the 1964 Cotton Bowl game. He was hampered by injuries the early part of this season but he’s made a strong com.eback.” Walter Barnes — “Walt’s the most outstanding defensive lineman we’ve had since coming to Nebraska.” Ted Vactor—“An all-conference defensive back in 1964, Ted’s a fine tackier, who has been slowed down since he had his knee operation.” Bill Johnson—“A fine defensive halfback in 1964 who took over the defensive fullback position and is one of the top tacklers on the squad.” Co-captain Mike Kennedy —“A great leader and a fine linebacker.” Tulane's O'Boyle Resigns As Head Football Coach New Orleans, La. (JV-Tommy O’Boyle, who last weekend found himself in the very situation he s a i d a man shouldn’t get into, quit Wednesday as Tulane’s head football coach after four losing seasons. O’Boyle succeeded Any Pilney, who quit after the 1961 season when Louisiana State smashed Tulane 62-0. “A man should never 1 e t himself get in position to get beat 62-0,” O’Boyle said at the time. Last Saturday Tulane closed out its 2-8 season by losing to LSU 62-0. Whitworth Is Favored In Titleholders Golf Augusta, Ga. —Kathy Whitworth, leading money winner on the women’s tour this year, is favored to snap Marilynn Smith’s winning streak in the Titleholders Golf Tournament which starts Thursday. Miss Smith has won the last two titles in the 72-hoie tournament, and set a record with a winning score of 289 strokes a year ago.

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