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White Inflates Moon Balloon Packed Memorial Stadium sees Freeman White make a great leap to catch Bob 12-yard pass for second Nebraska touchdown in Husker victory over Texas Christian. Devaney Praises Opening Drives By HAL BROWN p-ranked Cornhuskers played nearly perfect football for 12 minutes Saturday in their 34-14 opening win over Texas Christian, but the phase that gained them the No. 1 ranking likely will get the most attention in the coming week. those first two touchdown drives, we looked the most perfect of any Nebraska team seen with the possible exception of that game at Kansas in head coach Bob Devaney pointed out after picking up the first win of the season. running and passing plays were blending together real well on those he continued.

But while the Huskers were able to move the ball, Texas Christian also found the NU defense a defense that was supposed to carry Nebraska to the national title. our line allowing TCU to break through and they were giving (Bob) Churchich good protection on Devaney said. also were able to move the ball well on the ground on occasion behind that offensive line. been worrying about the wrong he pointed out. While the defensive line was supposed to be a strong point, one of the areas causing con- Statistics TCU NEB.

First downs 9 21 Rushing yardage 149 250 Passing yardage 15 134 Passes 3-9 9-19 Passes intercepted by 2 2 Punts 7-36 4-38 Fumbies lost 0 1 Yards penalized 0 45 cem was the offensive, interior wall in fall drills. The leaders up front on offense were centers Duncan Drum and Kelly Peterson, who alternated, guards Wayne Meyland and LaVerne Allers and tackles Jim Brown and 'nnis Carlson. All were mentioned by Devaney for their play. Devaney was not the only one to recognize the shortcomings of the defensive line Saturday. Defensive signal caller and linebacker Mike Kennedy agreed.

certainly will have to do a better Kennedy pointed out. were doing some things today (Saturday) we have been doing and we doing some other things right. I feel that by next game, have them corrected. I still think we are going to have a real good defense. We should have, at The defensive problems and the brief periods in the second half when the offense bogged down were listed as the disappointments by Devaney, who was happy to have played TCU rather Grid Scoreboard Page 2C Big 8 Rouiidup Page 4C Big 10 Roundup Page 6C Game Surveys Page 7C Hardin Offers Congratulations Nebraska Chancellor Clifford Hardin was among those offering congratulations Husker oach Bob Devaney after 34-14 win over TCU.

we ended tihat losing Devaney told Dr. Hardin after accepting a hand i shake from the chancellor. i The NU win broke a two- game losing streak, the longest since DeVaney came to Nebraska. The Huskers had lost to Oklahoma and Arkansas in their last two outings. than South Dakota.

a team like TCU gave us a chance to look at players under pressure that we gotten the past three he observed. Texas Christian offered about what the Husker coaching staff expected. figured they would be about this type of sound Devaney said. did expect them to throw more and their running was more effective than we thought it would be. They were able to move the ball through our defensive line better than we had This Texas Christian running attack also kept the Huskers from carrying out completely their game plan.

were going to throw the ball around a Devaney said with a smile. they kept the ball a lot of the time and we throw it as much as we wanted Two Husker sophomores, offensive guard Wayne Meylan and defensive halfback Marv Mueller, were making their first collegiate starts and both received warm mention from Devaney. Asked how it felt to he starting as a sophomore on the No. 1 rated team, Mueller replied, but we still have to prove that No. 1.

learned a lot of lessons Continued on Page 4C, Col. 2 Freeman Frolics Time TCU-NU Left First Quarter 0-6 White, 28-yard pass from Churchich 8:56 0-7 Wacholtz, placement 0-13 White, 12-yard pass from Churchich 3:07 0-14 Wacholtz, placement Second Quarter 6-14 Campbell, 11 a pass from Nix 12:04 7-14 Alford, placement 7-20 Johnson, 50-yard return of intercepted pass 0:43 7-21 Wacholtz, placement Third Quarter 7-27 Kirkland, 10 a run 4:46 7-28 Wacholtz, placement Fourth Quarter 13-28 Landon, three-y a run 7:42 14-28 Alford, placement 14-34 Brunk, one-yard run 0:09 Injuries Light Nebraska camie through its opening win over Texas Christian Saturday with no serious injuries. Larry Wachholtz suffered a sprained ankJe amd saw only limited action the second half, but he appeared to be okay after the game. Georgia Upsets Alabama First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Passes intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Statistics Alabama Georgia Aerials Trigger 34-14 Start Huskers Bomb TCL 14 164 151 12-26 1 1 0 11 130 99 3-7 1 6-38 2 31 Athens, Ga. (li) Georgia scored on a 73-yard pass-piitch- out play aind then successfully gambled on a two-point conversion with two minutes left to play to stun defending national champion Alabama, 18-17, Saturday in a spectacular Southeastern Conference football opener.

The dramatic finish came just after Alabama quarterback Steve Sloan hit four straight passes and plunged! for a touchdown in a drive that sent the Crimson Tide in front 17-10. But on the first play after the kickoff, sophomore quarterback Kirby Moore tossed a short pass to end Pat Hodgson, who lateraled to halfback Bob Taylor. Taylor was never touched as he raced into the end zone and pulled Georgia to within one point of total. Georgia Coach Vince Dooley disdained a kick that would have given the Bulldogs a tie and called for a pass play for the extra points, Moore threw a perfect toss to Hodgson in the end zone to give Georgia its first victory over Alabama since 1959. Alabama 0 3 7 Georgia 0 10 0 Etter 37 55 pass Interception (Etter kick) Ray 26 8 run (Ray kick) 2 run (Ray kick) 73 pass from Moore (Hodgson pass from Moore) SMUHits By CURT MOSHER The idea for the 1965 Nebraska Cornhuskers, ranked No.

1 in pre-season polls and awarded the mythical national championship in August, was to reach for the moon. Somehow, in all the e- season hoopla, NU end Freeman White got the idea he was supposed to jump over it. He just missed. The 6-5, 221-pound split end made some fantastic, leaping pass receptions, enough to set a school record of eight, as a high- geared aerial barrage in the first half carried the huskers to 34-14 opening victory over Texas Christian Saturday. high stepping catches were performed before another record in high finance as 52,650 fans sat in enlarged Memorial Stadium SFXTION NEBRASKA, SEPT.

10, 196.5 despite a drizzle and mist which badgered them and allowed the umbrella to replace dog as best friend. Had TCU not been wearing white and purple jerseys there at the start, you could have sworn the Cornhuskers were still opening against South Dakota. Nebraska, in scoring the first two times it had the ball with dead-eye Bob Churchich at the controls, made it look easier than a stroll through the park. The Huskers struck for a touchdown after taking the opening kickoff on a 78-yard, 11-play drive, then breezed in from 43 yards out in eight plays after receiving a punt. The tipoff on what it was all going to develop into came on a critical third down play on the first series.

Needing 13 yards to keep their first drive of the year alive, the Huskers collected 19 as Churchich made his first pass of the season a beaut, finding White down the middle. The Huskers were off. Highlighting that initial assault the rest of the way was a 10-yard run by Ron Kirkland, who emerged with a great day of 93 yards from his left halfback post; a 12- yard flip from Churchich to tight end Tony a nine- yard run by Kirkland on a pitchout to the right and then a payoff pass from Churchich to White, who fled down the sideline to beat TCU defensive back Dan Jones. Larry Wachholtz kicked his first of four extra points for the day and the Huskers were on the scoreboard with 8:.56 to play. The second drive was just as spectacular at the finish.

Started in motion by a 28 yard punt return by Wachholtz who was sprung by a Continued on Page 3C, 7 Twins Magic Number 4 Giants SJiut Out Miami, 7-3 Statistics First Yards rushing Yards passing Passes Passes intercepted by Punts Fumbles Yards penalized S.MIT Miami 7 100 16 4-8 0 10-39 0 40 10 97 61 6-15 0 8-34 3 61 Miami, Fla. Methodist stopped running game, blanketed its receivers and took a 7-3 upset victory Saturday night. Bouncing back after a disastrous 1-9 football season in 1964, the Mustangs blitzed quarterback Bob Biletnikoff into meek submission and got the season off to a bright start. Taking advantage of the only defensive lapse by the Hurricanes, quarterback Mac White circled his right end on a keeper for the third quarter touchdown that won it. SMU 0 0 7 Miami 0 0 3 CurtwTight 32 12 run (Partee kick) Tom Haller and Willie McCovey put the National League-leading San Francisco Giants back on the winning track Saturday, each hitting a home run for a 2-0 victory over Milwaukee.

The Braves, who halted the 14-game winning streak Friday night, were stopped on three hits by Ron Herbel and Frank Linzy. Haller homered in the seventh inning and McCovey connected in the ninth. The triumph kept the Giants 3Vz games ahead of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who edged St. Louis 1-0 in a night singled across the only run of the game in the sixth inning. Pittsburgh erupted for four runs in the ninth inning and a 4-3 victory over Philadelphia.

Roberto Clemente started the rally with a home run and Bill Mazeroski climaxed it with a bases-loaded bunt single. Billy three-r homer capped a four-run outburst in the seventh inning that carried the Chicago Cubs to a 4-3 decision over the New York Mets. In the American League, Minnesota defeated Washington, 4-2, reducing its magic 23nl; 2-0 Idle Cincinnati dropped four to games back. Sandy Koufax of the Dodgers pitched a four-hitter for his 23rd victory against eight defeats and struck out six, raising his major league-leading total to 341. Wes Parker four.

Any number of victories and Chicago losses totaling four will give Minnesota the pennant. Zoilo Versalles hit a two-run homer for Minnesota in the secjond inning. Baltimore and California were rained out, marking only the fourth rainout since major league baseball arrived in Los Angeles eight seasons ago. Detroit edged the New York Yankees, in 10 innings for the second straight day. Norm Cash, who tied the game with an eighth-inning single, drove In the winning run with another single.

A balk and two run-scoring wild pitches by Dick Joyce helpe(i Boston to a five-run first inning that carried the Red Sox past Kansas City 5-3. Tony Horton and Jim Gosger each singled in the rally. The Chicago White Sox defeated Cleveland, 8-5, after erasing 5-4 deficit with three runs in the eighth. Pete Ward raced home on Phil passed ball and Marv Staehle followed with a two-run single. Wyoming Rolls By Falcons Statistics First dmvTM Rushing yarrlage Passing yardage intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost Yaixls pena-lized AF 12 96 177 n-27 1 9 33 3 40 T- 9-m 2 5-40 2 38 Stand Sunday Local v.

Grand Rapids, Seacrest Field, 70th and A. 4:30 p.m. National Won Lost Pet. Behind I San Francisco 88 60 .595 i Angeles 85 64 .570 3Vi I 84 64 568 4 I Milwaukee 81 67 .547 7 Pittsbjirgh 81 70 .536 8Va Philadelphia 76 71 .517 iVci St. Louis 73 75 .493 15 Chicago 68 82 .453 21 Houston 61 88 .409 27Vi New York 47 103 .313 42 Satarday's Resnlts San Francisco 2, Milwaukee 0 Pittsburgh 4.

Philadelphia 3 Chicago 4. New York 3 Angeles 1, St. Louis 0 Only games scheduled. Games Houston (Bruce 9-18 and l.amabc 0-0) at Cincinnati (Jay 9-7 and Nuxhall 10-3) 2 San Francisco f.Shaw 16-8) at Milwaukee (Johnson 15-9) Philadelphia 17-10) at Pittsburgh (Veale 16-11) New York (Selma 2-0) at Chicago (Hendley 3-3) Los Angeles (Podres 6-6 or Osteen 1414) at St. Louis (Gibson 18-10) Games Philadelphia at Milwaukee New York at Pittsburgh, night Sm at night American Won Lost Minnesota .95 55 Chicago 86 65 Baltimore 83 64 Detroit 83 66 Cleveland 78 69 73 78 70 80 65 84 59 92 54 93 Pet.

Behind .633 .570 .565 .557 .531 .483 .467 .436 .391 .367 9V, 101a llli 15V, 25 39Vh New York California Washington Boston Kansas City Saturday's Besnlts Minnesota 4. Washington 2 CJiicago 8, Cleveland 5 Detroit 4 New York 3. 10 innings Boston 5, Kansas City 3 Baltimore at California, postponed, rain Games Baltimore: Barber 13-9 and Pappas 12-8 at California McGlothin 0-0 and Newman 1.V14. Wa.shington: Kreulzer 2-4 or Narum 4-12, at -Minnesota. Perry 10-6.

Chicago iPizarro 5-3) at Cleveland (Siebert 14-7) Detroit (WickersTiam 9-13 or Aguirre 13- II) at New York (Beck 1-0 or Bouton 414) Kansas City (Talbot 10-10) at Boston (Monbouquette 8-18) Games Kansas City at Minnesota Detroit at Cleveland, twilight Ontg gamas State Hunters Fight Weather Hunters got a good jump in the first day for antelope Saturday despite some rainy weather. Six stations reported 251 antelope taken. Last year hunters took 1084 for the season. Sand Hills grouse hunters also fought the weather. Of the 334 shooters checked, 217 birds were bagged.

It took an average of nine hours a bird. Sunday Football Vikings v. Colts, 11:45 a.m. (6-10-11); Nebraska V. Texas Christian films, 12:15 p.m.

(3), 3 p.m. (10-11); Patriots V. 1:30 p.m. (3). Laramie, Wyo.

f.T football Cowboys braved sub-freezing weather and a light skiff of snow to roll over the Air Force Academy, Sill, Saturday. A 48-yard pass from quarterback Tom Wilkinson to Jerry Marion on the Air three set up the first oming touchdown. Fullback Mike Davenport cracked the middle of the line but fumbled on the goal line. Marion fell on the ball in the end zone with 4:09 In the first quarter. Three minutes later Falcon fullback John Ondrejko fumbled, and Wyoming end Bob Dinges recovered on the nine.

Davenort crashed over right guard and scored standing up. W'ith the wind advantage in the second period, the Air Force, which hosts Nebraska next week, came to life. The Falcons punched the ball to the Cowboy 36 before their attack stalled. Dan Radtke was far short on a 53-yard field goal attempt. Air Force 0 7 0 14 0 7 Wyo- recovered fumble is Mid zone, Depoyster kick I W.vo Davenport 9 run, Depoyster kicfe AF Etarnes 56 pass from Steaxn, Radtke kick 6 run, Depoyster Wyrv-FG Depoyster 38 I Wyo- McLean 36 pass from Bgloll I Depoyster kick 1 run.


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