The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 17, 1972 · Page 33
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, September 17, 1972
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STAFF COLORPHOTO BY Wfci RAY Nebraska quarterback Dave Humm (12) fades and hits Johnny Rodgers (20) for a 14-yard gain in the first quarter. It was the 100th reception of Rodgers’ college career. He is the first Cornhusker ever to rcavh the 100 passes caught plateau. Huskers Humm Along; Winning Habit Returns First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Heturn yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards A&.M n 37-75 154 1 15-27-0 5-37 5-3 2-10 Neb. 26 62-252 216 111 13-21-1 2-29 1-0 2-18 Nebraska’s Rich (Rover (79) grabs Texas A&.M quarterback Lex James (10), nearly causing a fumble. The Cornhuskcrs’ defense was solid tliroughout the game, limiting A&M’s wishbone to only 75 yards on the ground. By HAL BROWN Many might term Saturday’s 37-7 Nebraska win over Texas A & .M before a record crowd of 76.042 at Memorial Stadium a turning point for the Husker football team. Senior center and co-captain Doug Dumler préférés to refer to it as a starting point and with senior wingback Johnny Rodgers there was never any doubt about the Huskers bouncing back from their first loss in 33 games a week ago at UC’LA. “This is a starting point," Dumler points out. “We hopti to make this one the first of many in a row." Rodgers says he told head coach Bob Devaney there was nothing to worry' about Saturday against the invading Aggies. “I told coach Devaney on Friday and I told him again this morning there was nothing 1 Sunday, September 17 D to worry about." Johnny related after the victory. “I told him we’d blow them out of the stadium and I asked him if we could run up the score on them. “He told me we could, but when we got into position to do it. he wouldn’t let us." The Huskers were in position to do it by the start of the third quarter. After taking a 21-0 halftime lead on two one-yard sneaks in the first qu;«-ter b y sophomore quarterback David Humm and a one-yard plunge by alternate fullback Maury Damkroger in the second quarter, the Huskers jumped out to a 28-0 bulge on a 10-yard Humm pass to tight end Jerry midway in the third quarter. Rich Sanger’s 54-yard field goal, one yard short of the Big Eight record shared by former Husker Paul Rogers and Colorado sophomore Fred Lima, made it 31-0 with 14:31 left in the game and Devaney went to his bench as the two rivals traded fourth quarter touchdowns for the final 37-7 count. “Yes. Johnny told me that," Devaney admitted, ’’I think he was echoing the sentiments ot a lot of the players that they were ready to play." And whether you want to call it a turning point or a starting point, Devaney agrees that it was a key game for his Huskers. “We needed this one very badly," he points out. “The most pleasing thing other than that we won naturally was the fact that we came back with a lot of spirit and enthusiasm. “After a long streak such as we had comes to an end you always have to be afraid the players are going to get so far down that they can’t come back” Humm, who had a superb day, hitting on 10 of 17 passes for 187 yards, Wifsn’t worried about himself or his teammates coming back from the UCLA loss, but he knew the struggle with Texas A & .M was a key one. “This was an important win for us." he pointed out, “because if we had lost this, it would have been hard to come back." Whether they’d be able to Cont. on Page 4C, Col. 1 How T hey Seo reel NU A&.M How Scored Time Left 13 U 20 21 Boston Routs Indians; Baltimore Bombs Yanks By THE ASStKTA rED PRESS Luis Tiant's continued masterful pitching and an explosive Boston attack hel|>ed the Red Sox maintain their slim one-game lead Saturday in the sardine-tight American League East baseball race. Tiant, pitching his f i f t h shutout in his last seven starts, fashioned a three-hitter as the Red Sox walloped the Cleveland Indians 10-0 behind a four-homer explosion. Carl Yastrzemski, who knocked in four runs, including two with a homer, led the Boston attack as the Red Sox held their lead over the Detroit Tigers in the wildest Ai.. pennant race since 1967. The Tigers kept pace in the torrid race by defeating the Milwaukee Brewers 2-1 on Ed Brinkman’s run-scoring single in the fourth inning. Woody Fryman, a late-scason acquisition brought to Detroit to beef up the pitching staff, won his seventh game in nine decisions wdth relief help from Chuck Scelbach. 4*2 games pending the out- The Baltimore Orioles remained V /2 games off the pace in third place after beating New York 7-3 behind Mike Cuellar and dropping t h e Yankees 34 games behind in fourth. Brooks Robinson drive in three runs with a home run and single and Boog Powell singled for two more to lead a 13-hit attack, Vida Blue pitched a two-hitter to lead the Oakland .A's to a 4-0 triumph over the Texas Rangers. The A’s improved their lead in the AL West to iiMiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiniiiii I Sports iniiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiim; «retata Inside I I’ieliire Story Page 4 li Full Pages On Huskers Virgil Parker Sez: “Winning Is Wonderful” . . . Page 3 Coach Bellard Sez: come of Saturday night’s West Coast game between t h e second-place Chicago White Sox and California .Angels. Harmon Killebrew drove in five runs, the first three with his 29th homer of the year, to power the Minnesota Twins to an ll-l romp over the Kansas City Royals in other American League action. In National League action, the St. Louis Cardinals whipped the Pittsburgh Pirates 4-0 as Joe Torre ripped a tw'o-run single in a four-run fifth inning. The Chicago Cubs drubbed the New York Mets 18-5 with an offense that included lour homers, including a grand slam blast by pitcher Burt Hooton. In night games. Joe Morgan and Johnny Bench each drove in two runs to lead the Cincinnati Reds to a 6-3 victory over the San Diego Padres. The Reds’ victory, combined with the second-place Houston Astros’ 10-0 loss to the Los Angeles Dodgers, reduced Cincinnati’s pennant-clinching magic number in the National League West to six. Rookie third baseman Mike Schmidt hit a three-run homer to help the Philadelphia Phillies defeat the Montreal Expos 3-1 and stop Balor Moore’s consecutive streak at 25 innings. The Atlanta Braves and San F'rancisco Giants split a doubleheader, the Braves winning the nightcap 5-2 after the Giants took the opener 8-5. Willie .McOovey and Gary Matthews each blasted home runs in the opener for the Giants while Dusty Baker and Ralph Garr ripped two-run shots for the Braves in he second game. Willie Davis lashed a three-run homer in a four-run Los Angeles fourth inning as the Dodgers dealt a blow to Houston’s pennant hopes. 28 31 37 37 37 First Quarter ft Humm 1 run 0 Sanger placement ft Humm 1 run 0 Sanger placement Second Quarter 0 Damkroger 1 run 0 Sanger placement Third Quarter 0 List 10 pass from Humm ft Sanger placement Fourth Quarter 0 Sanger 54 kick 0 Bahc 12 pass from Runty 6 .May 29 pass from Dean 7 .McDermott placement 8:2ft :13 4:12 7:26 14:31 9:03 Joey Bob Beaten At Detroit AP WIREPHOTO Baltimore’s John Oates dives safely back as first baseman Felipe AIou (24) of New Y'ork bobbles the ball. Top 20 Results National A me riran 1. use (1-0) played Oregon State Saturday night. 2 Oklahoma (1-0) dcf. Utah state, 49-0, Page 30. 3. Ohio State 0-0) def. Iowa, 21-0, Page 60. East w. 1. pci. g.b. Pittsburgh 89 50.640 __ Chicago 7764.546 13 New York 72 66.522 1«''3 St. C j O j I s 68 74 .479 22W A6ontreai 6476.457 24>'s Philadelphia51 89 .364 39VJ west w. 1 . pet. g.b. Cincinnati86 54 .614 — Houston 7862 .557 8 Los Angeles7565.536 11 Atlanta65 76 .461 2T,3 San Francisco 6378 .447 23'/i San Diego5286.37733 Saturday's Results w . 1. pet. g.b. 4. Boston7662 .551 5. Detroit 76 64 ,543 1 A Baltimore 7665 .539 1''2 0. New York 7467 .525 3V2 7. Cleveland 63 79444 15 8, Milwaukee 5885.40620'/! West 9. w . 1. pet. g.b. 10. Oakland 83 57 .593 — Chicago 7861.561 4 ’-3 11. Minnesota 71 68.51111V312. Kansas City 67 71.48615 13. California 66 73 .47514' 3 Texas 5288.37131 14. Detroit — Favorecidian, 5-year-old son of Ridan, scored an almost wire-to-wire victory in the $79,000 second division of the Michigan Mile and One Eighth at Detroit Race Course Saturday. King’s Bishop had earlier won the first division. Each of the Eastern handicap stars banked $51.350 with their victories. This is the first year in the race’s 24-year- history that it was split into two separate events. Officials said 20 horses had been registered for the race. Ridden by jockey Angel Cordero, Favorecidian successfully put down t h e challenges of Jack Van Berg’s Joey Bob who finished third and Droll Roll who finished fourth as he grabbed the lead shortly out of the gate and maintained it for the race. Viewpoise, the only filly m the race, finished fast to grab second place honors. Saturday's Results Chicago 18 New York 5 St. Louis 4 Pittsburgh 0 San Francisco 8 Atlanta 5 (1st,twilight) Atlanta 5 San Francisco 2 (2nd, night) Cincinnati 6 San Diego 3 (night) Los Angeles )0 Houston 0 (night) Philadelphia 3 Montreal 0 (night) (pickup Sunday's Games) Boston 10 Cleveland 0 Baltimore 7 New York 3 Detroit 2 Milwaukee 1 Oakland 4 Texas 0 Minnesota 1! Kansas City 1 Chicago at California (night) 15. Texas (0-0) did not play. 16. Georgia (2-0) def. Baylor, 24-14, Page 70. 17. Arkansas (0-1) did not play. 18. Purdue (0-1) lost to Bov/ling Green, 17-14, Page 60. 19. Mississippi (1-0) def. Memphis State, 34-29, Page 70. 20. Florida State (2-0) def. Miami, Fla., 37-14, Page 70. Sunday College Football — Grambling Football, 9:30 a.m. (6); College Football ’72, 1 pm. (7>: Bob Devaney Show, 6 p.m. (7 & 10'. Pro Football — O a k 1 a n ct Haidei's v. idttsburgh Steclers, 12 p.m. (3); NFL Pre-Game 12 .30 p.m. (0 & 10i; Atlanta Falcons v. Chicago Bears, 1 p.m. *6 & 10); Miami Dolphins v. Kansas City Chiefs, 3 p.m. i3>. Boxing — Boxing from the Foium, 10:40 p.m., (7'. Sunday's Games (All Times EOT) Sunday's Games (All Times EOT) Pennant Races At A Glance “1 Think Nebraska Rates Among The Best” . . . Page 5 Monday ! Channel in Pro Football — Washington Redskins v. Minnesota Vikings, 8 p.m. <7). ? Pittsburgh (Ellis 14-7) at St. Louis (Cleveland 13-14), 2:15 p.m. Montreal (McNally 4-15) at Philadelphia (Reynolds 2-13), 1:35 p.m. Los Angele.s (Downing 8-8) at Houston (Olerker 15-7), 3 p.m. San Francisco (Bryant 12-6) at Atlanta (Freeman 2-0), 2:15 p.m. New York (McAndrew 11-5) at Chicago (Jenkins 20-5), 2:15 p.m. San Ulego (Caldwell 7-8) at Cincinnati (Simpson 8-5). 2:15 p.m. at Oakland California Min- Texas (Gogolewskl 4-9) (Hunter 19-7), 4:30 p.m. Chicago (Wood 24-13) at (Messersmith 6 9), 5 p.m. Kansas City (Spllttorff 1-1) at nesota (Blv'even 13-16), 2:15 p.m. Detroit (Coleman 16-13) at Milwaukee (Coiborn 7-6), 2:30 p.m. Baltimore (McNally 13-15) at New York (Peterson 15-14), 2 p.m. Cleveland (Perry 20-16) at Boston (Curtis 10-6), 2 pm. By The Associated Press American League East Boston Detroit Baltimore New York w 76 76 76 74 L 62 64 65 67 Pet. GB Play .55 V ~ 17 .543 1 16 .539 Uj 13 .525 3Vî 14 Boston—Home (11), Cleveland, Sept. 17, Baltimore, Sept. 18, 19, 20, Detroit, Sept. 21 22, 23, 24, Milwaukee. Sept. 26, 27, Kansas City, Sept. 28; Away (6), at Baltl- moi-e, Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, at Detroit Oct, 2, 3, 4. Detroit Home (8), New York, Sept. 27, 28. Milwaukee, Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1, Boston. Qct. 2, 3, 4; Away (8), at Milwaukee, Sept. 17, at Cleveland, Sept. 19 (2), 20, at Boston .Sept. 21, 22, 23, 24. Baltimore—Home (5) .Cleveland, Sept. 25, 26, Boston, Sept. 29, 30, Oct. 1; Away (8) at New York, Sept. 17, at Boston, Sept. 18, 19, 20, at Milwaukee, Sept. 23, 24, at Cleveland, Oct. 3 (2). New York — Home (6), Baltimore, Sept. 17, Cleveland, Sept. 30, Oct. 1, Milwaukee, Oct. 2, 3, 4; Away (8) at Mil- wukee. Sept. 19, 20, at Cleveland, Sept. 22, 23, 23 (2), at Detroit, Sept. 27, 23. Los Angeles ( t P) — Southern California tailback Rod McNeill ran over and around the Oregon State Beavers for three touchdowns as the top- ranked Trojans rolled to a relentless 51-6 college football triumph Saturday niglR. ^

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