The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 26, 1965 · Page 28
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 28

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, September 26, 1965
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NU Survives Air Force Turnabout Solich Scamper Twins Clinch AL Tie By ASSOCIATED PRESS Minnesota clinched a tie for the American League pennant, Sandy Koufax broke Bob Feller’s major league season strikeout mark and Willie Mays tied a National League home run record. That was some of the action Saturday as baseball entered the next-to-last week of the regular season. The Twins, who hadn’t won ■ game since la^ Sunday, swept a douhleheader from Washington, 5-0 behind Jim Grant’s one-hitter and 5-3 on Frank Quilici’s two-run single in the eighth inning. The only team remaining in the race, Baltimore, staved off elimination by beating California in both ends of a doubleheader, 2-1 on Jerry Adair’s run-scoring single in the ninth and 2-0 behind Milt Pappas’ two-hit pitching. The Twins can clinch the pennant Sunday either with a victory of their own or a loss by Baltimore. The only hit Grant allowed Washington in the opener of that doubleheader was Don Blasimgame’s double in the third. Zoilo Versalles helped Grant become the league’s first 20-game winner, lashing four hits, including a two-run homer and a triple that ignited a three-run rally in the seventh. Minnesota trailed 3-2 in the nightcap until the eighth inning. Then with two out, Joe Nossek doubled in the tying run and Qnilici followed with a two-run, bases-loaded sin gle. Koufax became the most prolofic strikeout pitcher in a season as the Dodgers won their eighth straight game, 20 over St. Louis, and remained one game behind the National League-leading San Francisco Giants, who o u t lasted Milwaukee 7-5. Koufax eclipsed Feller’s 1046 mark of 348 when he fanned Mike Shannon in the third inning. He wound up with 12 strikeouts, raising his total to 356. He also pitched a five-hitter and gained his 24th victory against eight defeats. Jim Lefebvre singled in the Dodgers’ first run in the sixth inning, and Lou Johnson dou- Contimied on Page 5C, Col. 3 Lane Sparks Viissouri Statistics MU ai os 7 m 16 2W18 0 748 0 30 First dowM Rushin« }*arda«« .................. PM»in« yanta«« ............. 94 Pasaea ............. 7.13 Passes intetxaepted by ... 2 Punts .............................3J28.7 Fumbles lost .................. 0 Yards peaalis«d ............. 30 Stillwater, Okla. (Æ) — Quar terback Gary Lane broke open a tight defensive struggle with an 80-yard gallop on the second play after intermission Saturday to guide Missouri’s ambitious Tigers to a 13-0 Big Eight football victory over Oklahoma State. Lane, directing the Tigers with precision and daring, and halfback Charlie Brown led a grinding Missouri attack that gained 383 yards and controlled the ball throughout but it was not until l^e’s long dash that the Tigers had breathing room. Missouri held a 6-0 halftime bulge on Bill Bates’ 32 and 25 yard field goals. But despite the impressive Missouri offense, it was the massive defensive line which made the difference for the Tigers, who have been mentioned as the prime threat to Nebraska’s defending champions in the Big Eight race. Paced by 6-foot-6 274 pound end Russell Washington, a mere 18 year-old sophomore, Missouri permitted the Cowboys to cross midfield only twice and never allowed a penetration deeper than its 41 yard line. ICyonrl ............................... 3 S 7 0--1J Oklahoma State ................ 0 0 0 •—0 MO-FG Bates 39 MO-FG Bates 32 MO-LaiM M rm (Bates Udc) Attendaace 24.000 Sunday FootLall - Colts V. Packers, 11:45 a.m. (6-10-11); Nebraska V. Air Force films, 12 nooo (3); 3 p.m. (10-11); Chiefs v. Chargers, 2:20 pjn. (3). Bowlfaig-.i2 noon (7). .i^*f--KMTV dty champk»» 5:30 PA. (3). Sparks Huskers To 27-17 Win Here’s the second of Frank Solich’s three touchdown runs against Air Force. It starts with a pitchout . hm By HAL BROWN USAF Academy, Colo.— If General Custer had been able to turn the trend as quickly as the Air F o r c e Academy did here against Nebraska Saturday afternoon, the battle of the little Big Horn may have had a different ending. The invading Cornhus- kers, who opened the game like they were going to dish out the worst beating to a U.S. military force since that massacre that was staged several hundred miles nortf of here, had to fight to come up with a 2717 win over the Falcons. .And you’d have a hard time convincing any of the 3,000 or so fans who didn’t arrive at the game until the second quarter that Nebraska deserved its No. 2 spot in the national ratings. The crowd of 37,which fell far short of a sellout was considerably less than ★ ★ ★ Statistics NEB. AF Firitt downs . 17 16 Rushing yardage 392 40 Passing yardage34290 Passes ...................4-720-41 Passes Intercepted 10 Punts ..................... 5-377-34 Fumbles lost ....... 2 0 Yards penalized .9552 . . Now Solich moves out behind blockers. Tony Jeter gets his man . . . How They Scored First Quarter Time Score How Scored N 7, AF 0 Solich, 80 run 14:45 PAT—Wachholte kick good. N 14, AF 0 Kirkland, 6 run 8:50 N 21. AF 0 Solich. 21 run :50 PAT—Wachholtz kick good. Second Quarter N 21. AF 7 Ondrejko. 2 run 11:41 PAT—Radtke kick good. Third Quarter N 21. AF 10 Field Goal—Radtke, 30 yards 12:50 PAT—Radtke kick good. N 21, AF 17 Rames, 6 run 11:53 PAT—Radtke kick good. N 27. AF 17 Solich. 41 run 2:06 Nebraska 21 0 6 0—27 Air Force ......... 0 7 10 0-17 ... Then Ron Kirkland gets his man (3) but Solich has to squirm away from one tackier (4) and outrun another (5) to complete this 21-yard play. Doubled Up Late Falcon Barrage Unexpected National ^ _ Woa Lost Pet. Behlad Saa Fraacteco ..91 63 .591 — Loa Aaceloa .... 90 Cincinnati ......... 88 PittelMirfii .......... 85 MUwankm ........ 82 PhUadelphia .... SO St. Louis ........... 75 70 64 66 71 72 74 78 85 92 107 .584 .571 .545 .532 .519 .490 .452 .403 .314 1 3 7 9 11 15Và 2m 29 43 Chicago Houston ............. 62 New York ......... 49 Saturday’s Results San Francisco 7, Blilwaukee 5 Los Angeles 2. St. Louis 0 Chicago 6 , Pittsburgh 3 PhUadelphia 4-1. New York 1-4 Cincinnati 1. Houston 0 Sunday's Games Ifilwaukeo (Fischer 7-8) at San Francisco (Marlchal 2M2) St Louis (Sadecki 6-13) at Loa Angelas (Koufax 23-8) Ctediinatt (NuxhaU U-3> at Honaton (Bruce 9-18) New York (Gardner 0 2 ) at Phlladol- pbia (Burdette 3-5) Pittsburgh (Cardwell 12-10) at Chicago (Ellsworth 14-14) American Minnesota ......... 98 Baltimore ......... 89 Wen Lest Pet. Behind Chicago ... Detroit .... Cleveland .. New York . California . Washington Boston __ Kansas City 90 85 82 75 73 67 61 57 58 64 66 70 72 82 84 88 96 97 .628 .582 .577 .548 .532 .478 .465 .432 .389 .370 m 8 12Vk 15 23^ 25M» 30VÍI 37t4 40 Saturday’s Results Baltimore 2 2 . California 1-0 Minnesota 5-5. Washington 0-3 Chicago 3-2. New York 1-0 Detroit 4. Cleveland 1 Boston 5. Kansas City 2 Snaday’s Games Minnesota (Perry 11-6) at Washington (Richert 15-10) Chicago (Plzarro 6-3) at New York (Ford 15-12) CaUfomia (C3uuice 15-10) at Baltimore (McNally 104) Cleveland (Tlant 12-10 and KeUey 1-0) at Detroit (LoUch 13-9 and Regan 1-4) 2. Boston (Bennett 5-5) at Kansas City (Sheldon 9-8) Three Rated Teams Fall Top Ten At A Glance By Associi^ Press 1. Netre Dame, M, lost to Purdue, 25-21. 2. Nebraska, 2-0, beat Air Force Academy 27-17. 8. Texas, 2-0, beat Texas Tech, 33-7. 4. Michigan, 2-0, beat California, 10-7 5. Arkansas 2-0, beat Tulsa, 20-12. 6. Purdue, 2-0, beat Notre Dame, 25-21. 7. Louisiana State, 2-0, beat Rice, 42-14. 8. Florida, 1-1, lost to Mississippi State, 18-13 f. Syracuse, 1-1, lost to Miami, Fla., 24^1. 10. Kentucky, Z4, beat 10-7. By CURT MOSHER USAF Academy, Colo. — It started out to be w h a t they commonly call in baseball a “Laffer.” If Red Auerbach had been coaching Nebraska he would have had his victory cigar going at the end of ^e first quarter. But a few minutes deep in the third quarter he would have choked on it. And it would not have been pounded out by the rain. It wasn’t wet rain. It was football rain. It looked like a government test of some .kind to determine how strong a quarterback’s arm can be or bow many footbaUs can be launched In two hours. And the official tester, Air Force quarterback Paul Stein isn’t through /et, although he doesn’t know it. He had some nocturnal work to do. “I’m going to see that guy (Stein) all night,” Corn- husker safety man Larrv Wachholtz said. *Tm sure glad that’s ovc~.” It’s boeu many g a m a a since an NU secondary was subjected to such a massive aerial onslaught. ‘‘We knew they were going to throw a lot,” NU coach Bob Devaney said. “But we didn’t know it would be every play Uke that. “Even most of those runs started out to be passes,” Devaney said. Since Air Force didn’t win the game with all of the aerial activity, the word success might be questioned. At any rate there were several explanations for the Falcon success in the air. To begin with the Huskers had to change their pass defense at the end of t h e second period. They had planned to gamble some on pass defense and Air Force was so proficient, the gamble didn’t work. “Pass defense,” Devaney opined, “is a combination of coverage and luck. Sometimes we got the rush and not the coverage. Sometimes we got the coverage and not the rush. But any team that throwa m much and as well as they did is going to be hard to stop.” Another reason, of course, is that two of the defenders in the secondary — Kaye Carstens and Marv Mueller —are inexperienced. “I hope we learned something from this today,” Devaney said. Another explanation Devaney advanced was that many of Nebraska’s linemen are big strong kids who do some things extremely well but at the same time they aren’t the most agile group ever assembled when it comes to dropping off the line for pass defense. “We didn’t try to double cover their receivers until the last part,” Devaney said. “If we had it to do over again we would probably double a little more.” Linebacker Mike Kennedy, nedy, who had the job of calling defensive signals, was a little groggy from the ordeal, the situation not being helped too much by the fact he was kicked in the head during a pile up at theen(L He explained the Huskeri had to discontinue the blitz or red dog or what ever the new terms are for this strategy now because “t h e guys in the secondary were getting too much pressure. They weren’t getting enough help.” “They kept us busy, Carstens said, admitting it was a little frustrating and demoralizing to be subjected to such a onslaught. Actually, Devaney felt his secondary did a good job at the end. “I thought our kids showed a lot of courage and stiffened out there,” he said. He felt they “regained their composure” extremely well and even thought that had the Huskers been able to punch another touchdown across they might have cracked the Air Force. Statistically, of c o u r s e, the Huskers were much better at the end and finally intercepted their first pass Continued on Page 6C, Col. 3 that when Huskers breezed to an easy 21-0 lead in the first 15 minutes. But once all the paying customers were in their seats, the Falcons began moving. Cars were lined up for more than a mile from the stadium here as Nebraska put on a pow’erful display of home run blows in the first quarter. The late arrivals were held up by a traffic jam on the four-lane highway between Denver and here at a point where recent flooding had destroyed a bridge. With a Sports Illustrated photographer on hand and the magazine that ranked the Huskers No. 1 in its preseason picks ready to feature the Scarlet and Cream gridders this week, Nebraska opened the game like they were ready to reclaim the top spot in the wire service poll that they to Notre Dame last week. Coach Bob Devaney’s Huskers needed only 15 seconds and one play to take a 7-0 lead and In the next 14 minutes, they boosted t h e margin to 21-0. After taking the opening kickoff, NU Quarterback Bob Churchich handed off to 158-pound fullback Frank Solich who went over right guard, cut to the sideline and raced 80 yards in front of a stunned corps of Cadets to score on the first play from scrimmage. Nebraska held the Falcons on their first series of downs and started a drive at their own 24 that led to another touchdown and writers started reaching for adding machines. The Huskers moved down- field quickly with halfback Harry Wilson toting the bait to the Air Force ^ on only the third NU scrimmage play of the contest. Nebraska moved the ball the remaining 40 yards in eight plays with a 13-yard pass from Churchich to Freeman White gobbling up the b i g g e s t chunk — 13 yards. But White caught only one more pass the rest of the afternoon. The 6-5 end had set a school record a week ago with eight receptions in the opening win over Texas Christian. Ron Kirkland carried the final six yards for the second NU taUy behind the right side of the Husker line and when Larry Wachholtz kicked bis second of three extra points, Nebraska owned a 14-0 lead with only 6:10 gone in the game. When the Huskers got the ball again after stopping an Air Force drive at the Nebraska 34, they marched downfield for another score —the third in as many times with the ball. Except for a 13-yard pickup by Solich on a draw play and a 10-yard pass Continued on Page 3C, Col. 6 Kentucky Hits SEC Foe^ 16-7 Statisticf First downs Rushinf ynrdaxs Pusin« ysrdsf* Passes Passes intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 9 166 ,51 5-13 3 5-36 1 20 Mias. Ky. 17 132 218 13-24 2 4-38 1 50 Lexington, Ky. UPh- The passing arm of Rick Norton and a super-fake by Larry Seiple gave 10th ranked Kentucky a 16-7 Southeastern Conference football victory over Mississippi Saturday night. Seiple dashed 70 yards after faking a punt on a fourth and 41 situation in the fourth period for Kentucky’s last touchdown. But, it was Norton’s passes to end Dan Spanish and Rick Kestner, that provided the Wildcats’ biggest punch. Kestner, who had been out three weeks with a separated shoulder, played decoy until midway in the third period. But, after that, he caught four passes for 77 yards. MissiMippi Kentucky 0 7 6 0—7 6 0 3 7—16 Ky—Seiple 28 pass from Norton (kick failed) Miaa-Heidel 1 run (Kayca kick) Ky—FG AadrUlMdtt 27 Ky-Selpte 70 nm (Toed kick) gtendano UJM,

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