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Tj'ncofn, IcMirnal Star. Sept. 17. 1972 3 F) Bob Nelson levels Texas Todd Christopher to start Johnny Rodgers on his way to a 46-yard punt return in the third quarter (I Hodgt'rs moves past the Homer May (2t and Monte Johnson hinders the diving Mark Green (3) Fresliineii Help in oil Returns to Form Winning Wonderful! FIrsf downj yards Return yards Passes Punt- Pumbiai-iojf Penalties-yarft-i. Utah Statt Oklahoma to 10 79-412 104 S.

17 79-7 0-0 2 8-18 0 7- 11-2 Norman, Okla. Oklahoma coach Chuch P'airbanks punt'd a few Saturday a.s his fourth-ranked Sotmers romped over Utah State, not thf h'ast of which was his use of fre.shmen. It was only last when those supposedly in the kmw had said that the Big Eight was entirely too tough a conference for freshmen to compete in, even though they were permitted to. a i a k. himself, said it was doubtful tliHt a first-year man could make it on his varsity squad.

Hut with the scoring twice before the Utags hardly got a hand on the ball. Fairbanks began sending in the-' freshmen right from early in the opening period. he final score w- a pcisted Oklahoma 49, Utah State freshmen were at the- top of the heap in ground gained. Kerry Jackson, a freshman quarterback from Ualveston. was the leader with 109 yards.

Joe Washington, a freshman from Port was second with 86 yards and one a one- vard run. Ry VIRGIL Losing was lousy. Winning is wonderful The Nebraska Coriihiiskers made it a joyous afternoon for a record red-clad throng of 16 at Memorial Stadium hy swamping Texas 37-7. The bounce-back victor came one week after UCLA snapped unbeaten string with a last-second field goal. Coach Devaney's Big Red offense, playing errorle.s.-^ ball contrast to many opcn- ing-game miscues.

made work of what was forecast as a stubbum And the vaunted Black Shirt.s Nebraska's front-line defen.sive troops blanked the visiting Aggies until reserves allowed a fourth- quarter score after the issue was longer in doubt. The offense, again directed sophomore quarterback Humm until the closing rnoment.s. piled up 14 first- quarter points and coasted home. But the most significant aspiH't of the clash was the play of first string defense.

Yet managed but a meager 75 yards on the gr-und for the entire game and record a single second-half first down until the subs for both clubs finished up the fray in the final frame. Nebraska roared 86 yards for the touchdown the time it had the ball. Humm fired his initial pass, which was snared on a sensational leaping grab by Johnny Rodgers for a 15-yard gain. And the Big Red was on its Humm and Rodgers teamed up on the next play and the speedy slotback shifted gears twice to leave defenders grabbing for air. The play ate up 42 yards of real estate and put the bait on the enemv 19.

Gary Dixon smashed over the middle for seven yards twice in a row and three plays later Humm sneaked the final yard. Rich Sanger added the extra point to put Nebraska on top to stay. 7-0. with 8:20 left in the first quarter. On its next possession Nebraska drove 51 yards to the 11 before stalling.

44 pass 0 0 0- 0 2J 7 14 7-4, Robtrfson Utah Statt Oklahoma (Carroll Olkk-Proltl 5 run (Carroll kick) OJO" Buroei 1 run (Carroll kick! 1 run (Carroll ek) Qki PrulH 4 run (Carrol' kick) 12 pitch from Robertson (Carroll kick) Okl-Washiogfon 1 run kick) A- 61.824 IJSDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Okla. State Records 21-3 Will Tcx-Arl Okla St. FtrsL 26 Ruslses-vards 40-109 76-583 Passing 1223 yards 22 40 Paases 9-21-1 Punts 8-42 3-42 Fumbles-lost 3-2 7-3 Penalfies-yards 7-91 8-88 Stillwater, offense set Okla. Lfi His the records, but new Oklahoma State football coach Dave Smith was proud of his defense Saturday afternoon following a hard-earned 21-3 season-opening victory over the University of Texas- Arlington. wishbone Smith declared.

play like that and beat anybody and not taking anything away from Texas never been associated with that many Texas-Arlington 0 3 0 Oklahoma State 0 7 7 4 run (Garrett kick) Coppedge 38 10 run (Palmer kick) 2 run (Palmer kick) Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Humm 7-7 Dixon 12625.2 Rodgers 355.8 Olds 16 3.2 Damkroger 22 3.7 Bahe 1 1 1.0 (ioeller 11 454.1 Kiintv 3268.7 Westbrook to343.4 Powell I Passing 1919.0 Com. Int.

Yds. Humm 17 101 181 Runty 4 3 0 34 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Rodgers ,.2 56 Revelle 3 39 Texas Rushing Damkroger Anderson List Longwell Olds Bahe Powell Punting No. Yds.

Sanger .............2 59 Kickoff Returns No. Bahe .........................2 Punt Returns No. Rodgers ...................4 Borg .1 6 36 31 13 12 12 10 Ave. 29,5 No. Yds.

Ave. James 9111.2 Green ..........823 2.9 Whitehead 6II 1.8 Dusek ..........23 1.5 Standisti32 0.7 Roaehes .1 -5 Dean 2 14 7.0 14 3.5 Bowers ..........2 Passing 2 1.0 Com. Int. Yds. .13 25 0106 Dean 2 20 48 Pass Receiving No.

Yds. May ........233 Green 2 15 Dusek 1 16 Osborne 5 Roaches 216 Standish 1 4 Bowers I6 Whitehead Punting 1 8 No. Yds. Ave. Murski .........5 18637.2 of 14 and 17 yarcis from Humm to Bob 1 higiilightcd tlie march.

Two plays later, defen.sive end Steve Manstedt vercd an errant pitch-ut, the Hiif-kers had the bail again. Tiis time Rodgers zipped to the two and Hum in bulled over for his TD. Sanger's placement made it 110 with seconds left in the period. made its most acrious threat, until socring in the closing moments, at the outset of the second stanza. The Ac- gies.

mainly cn the passing of Lex James, slashed to the Nebra.ika five. But then defensive tackt i John Dutton blocked a fourth- down pass and Humm followed by directing a sustained mafch of 95 yards for the third tally. In 13 plays, the longest gainer a 37-yard aerial from Humm to split end Frosty Anderson, the Big Red was able to take a 21-0 lead to the dressing room at intermission. I-Back alternate Dave GoeMer, with 12 and seven- yard bursts, got the ball to the one from where fullback Damkmger raimmcd over for the TD. At the outset of the half.

Humm had a pass in- terecpted on the A completing eight cf his nine it turned out to be a blessing in disguise. Two plays later linebacker Dave Mason recovered an fumble and Humm promptly hit wide open light end Jerry List for another tally, boot made it 28-0. Despite the lopsided score, Sanger brought the crowd to life early in the fourth quarter with a 54-yard field goal to make it 31-0. The tog range effort was just one yard off the Big Eight record, set by Nebraska's Paul Rogers in 1969 and tied last by Freddie Liniiii. Steve Riiniy took over at quarterback for the Cornhuskers on their next possession and th.e reserves 40 yarcis for a touchdown in eight plays.

The last one was a beauty. He rifled a pass between two defenders into the waiting arms of Ritch Bailie in the end zone. Yds. 27 Yds. 94 17 Kickoff Returns No.

Green 3 Whitehead ................1 Roaches 1 Pass Interceptions No. Yds. 58 20 )S Ellis .1 Yds. 1 KSV Pass IiilerceplUHis Help Iowa State Romps to Win First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Penaltles-yards Iowa St. Colo.

St. 26 10 59-357 44-156 171 49 12-28-0 7-46 S-2 5-50 58 5 6-17-4 9-43 1-0 3-25 Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) Converted tailback George Amundson ran for one touchdown and passed for three others to lead Iowa State to a 41-0 victory over Colorado State Saturday afternoon. Colorado State, held scoreless for the second straight week, was unable to penetrate inside the Iowa State 40-yard line. After a first quarter deadlock, the Cyclones struck in the second quarter with a four-yard run by Amundson capping an 86-yard drive.

The Cyclones scored again midway through the quarter on a 33-yard pass to split end Ike Harris, making halftime score 14-0. Touchdown passes to Don Grenwood and Harris in the third quarter put the game out of reach. Tailback Jerry Moses rushed tor 66 yards in slightly over one quarter of play before leaving with a knee injury. His substitute, Mike Strachan, filled in well with 143 yards in 17 carries. Iowa state 0 14 13 Colorado State 0 0 0 4 run (Goedien kick) 33 pass from Amundson (Goedien kick) 6 pass from Amundson (kick failed) 11 pass from Amundson (Goedien kick) 22 pass infercepMon ien kick) 8 run (Goedien kick) ien kick) ISU-Stanley 8 run (Goedien kick) ITovo, Utah Tailback Pete Van Valkenburg scored a first-quarter touchclown on a 59-yard run, triggering Brigham Young University to a 32-9 foC'tball victory over Kansas State Saturday night.

Van Valkenburg totaled 164 yards rushing on 16 carries and set up quarterback Dave Terry for second touchdown in a surprisingly cne-side game. Keith 37-yard field goal was the only K-State score in the first three quarters. Henry Childs tallied Kansas only touchdown on a 27-yard pass from quarterback Dennis Morrison three minutes into the last quarter. By then BYU was out cf reach. Hodgors cuts back behind the efforts of Joe Bluliak and Rich (ilover who handle Robi'rt Murski The elusive Husker speedster is finally caught as Bowers angles in for the tackle at the 32-yard line.

Crowder Sees Ability For Buffs to Improve Kehraska Texas Bob Offense Split End Frosty Anderson, Revelle, Jeff Hill, Tom Lackovic. Uff Teckle Daryl White, Mark Doak, Donnie Henrichs. Left Guard Bob Wolfe, Tom Alward, Chad Leonard. Center Doug Oumler, John Kinnel, Richard Duda Right Guard Mike Beran, Dan Ander.5on, Stan Hegner. Right Tackle Marv Crenshaw, At Austin.

Tight End Longwell. Quar'urback Runty. l-Back Gary Dixon, Dave Goeller, Don Westbrook Slotback Johnny Rodgers, Glen Garson, Ritch Bahe. Fullback Bill Olds, Maury Damkroger, Ralph Powell. Kicxer Rich Sanger.

Jerry List, Brent Dave Humm, Steve Offense split End Richard Osborne, Carl Roaches, Mike Keese. Left Tackle Mike Park, Ricky Seeker, Left Guard Todd Christopher. Center Skip Gorasitnowicz. Right Guard Buster Callaway. Right Tackle Ralph Sacra.

Tight End Homer May, Jordan. Lex James, First downs IS Rushes-vards44-207 Passing yards 119 Return yards 34 Passes10-22-2 Punts 6-40 Fumbles-lost 2-2 Penalties-yards 11-76 Cinci Colorado 27 2-41 2-2 7-60 R. Doug Don Defense Quarterback Dean. Lett Ha'f Back Mark Green, Skip Walker, Frazier. Right Halfback Jerry Whitehead.

Fullback Brad Dusek, David Standish, Alvli' Bowers. Kicker Randy Haddok, Roberto Payan, Pat McDermott. Left End Steve Manstedt, John, Steve Wlsser. Lett Tackle Bill Janssen, Monte Johnson. Middle Guard Rich Glover, John Bell.

Right Tackle John Dutton, Mike Osborne. Right End Tom Pate. Strong Linebacker Jim Branch, BUI Sloey, Bob Schmidt, Bob Holson. Weak Linebacker John Pitts, Tom Ruud. Monster Dave Mason, John Sfarkebaum, Terry Rogers.

Left Co'-nerback Joe Blahak, Ardell Johnson, Pat Fischer. Right Cornerback Randy Borg, Zaven Yarallan, Jake DeNell, Safety George Kyros, Bob Thorton, Jim Session, John O'Connell. Defense Left End Max Bird. Left Tackle Bill WIebold. Right Tackle Boice Best, Ted Lamp.

Right End Don Long, James Dubcak. Strong Linebacker Dennis Carruth. Middle Linebacker Grady Hoermann. Weak Linebacker Kent Finley, Ed Slmonlnl. Left Cornerback Corky Sheffield, Charlie Billingsley.

Right Cornerback Robert Murski, Alan Bryant. Left Safety Dwight LaBawve, A1 Thurmond. Right Safety Larry Ellis, Steve Cantar, Waymon Walker. BOULDER, Colo. (AP) saw an improvement in the flamboyancy that the fans enjoy, but I saw a lessening in our said Colorado football Coach Eddie Crowder after 56-14 defeat of Cincinnati.

But, smiling, Crowder added, I also saw a lot that iiKiicaied we have the ability to Cincinnati Coach Ray Callahan praised his underdog team and said, was pleased through three quarters I think we played three quarters of pretty good Callahan said he sure wha-t happened to star back Reggie Harrison who was hit in the second quarter and never returned to the game, Callahan said Harrison was not after he was taken out. was fuzzy to him. We know what happened, and he 5 know. Maybe he was hit ia the head. I havo to wait until we see the A jubilant Charlie Davis, the tailback who scored twice Colorado, said he thought hi.s team show'ed a more balanced attack today than in las: 20-10 defeat of California.

Davis attributed the many mistakes of Colorado to of the season Coach CTowder had praise for both starting quarterback Ken Johnson and his backup. Joe playing said Crowder. a couple of things not doing yet. not reading well on pass play, and cn the option play not been running up the inside the wav he should. Colorado 0 21 7 Cincinnati 7 0 7 o--)4 I run kick) 2 run (Lima kick) 1 run (Lima kick) Colo-Matthew(S 3 run (Lima kick) 15 pass from Shoemaker kick) 14 run (Lima kick) 2 run (Lima kick) 11 pass intarcepfion (Lima kicki 1 run (Lima kick) 1 run (Lima kick).

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