The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 16, 1966 · Page 27
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 27

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 16, 1966
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U8I t'V5 - XV - 3l.aHJ fUb&A U Uvt W O IU JLXy WJf JL Jl ; 3K Lafe Score Nebraska, By HAL BROWN N e b r a s k a's sixth - ranked football team kept its offense under wraps in grinding out a scary 21 - 10 victory over upset - minded Kansas State Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. The Huskers kept visiting scouts of future NU foes from seeing any of their raz - ile - dazzle offense and in doing so had most of the Just a little squirt for Husker linebacker Lynn Senkbeil, resting between defensive tasks. 'Baina Rally Nudges Vols Knoxville, Tenn. W Kenny Stabler led an Alabama uprising in the fourth quarter Saturday that wiped out a 10 - Doint deficit and Steve Davis capped the comeback with a m - - 17 - yard field goal to topple Tennessee 11 - 10. The victory is the biggest: hurdle in the third - ranked Crimson Tide's bid for a third straight national football title and gave it a share of the Southeastern Conference lead with a 2 - 0 record. The triumph wasn't nailed down until the final 16 seconds, when Tennessee's Gary Wright was wide on a 20 - yard field goal try after kicking a 40 - yarder earlier in the game. Stabler, a junior lefty who missed on all six passes he tried in the first half against the sturdy Tennessee defense, scored on a one - yard plunge to start the last quarter, passed for a two - point conversion and then guided the Tide to the winning field goal. He hit on passes of 14 and 19 yards and ran for 10 more in Alabama's final drive, which was climaxed by Dav is' kick with three minutes left in the game. Tennessee battled back with Dewey Warren throwing a 23 - yard pass and Charley Fulton missed the field goai try, dropping the Volunteers' record to 2 - 2 and leaving them 1 - 1 in conference play. Tennessee had shot in front 7 - 0 in the first four minutes when Alabama's Les Kelley fumbled on his 22 on the fourth play of the game, and Warren t h r e w a six yard touchdown pass to end Austin Denney. Southern Ices Stanford, 21 - 7 Statistics . Itaaferd I78C jhret down Jiuehing yardaie 34 i !.::::;:::::;:; "uS Paeeea ntereepU4 by'"'.'.'.".. a i Pimm a - TiM - v ?umtlea loet O 0 ante penalized 9o Stanford, Calif. UPV - Quarter - back Troy Winslow passed for two touchdowns and Don Mc - Call provided running punch to bring the undefeated Southern California Trojans a 21 - 7 victory Saturday over stubborn Stanford. Battling to their fifth triumph of the season and third over a Pacific 8 foe in the Rose Bowl race, the Trojans STATISTICS Neb. First downs .... 17 Rushing yardage 237 Passing yardage 34 Passes 2 - 12 Passes Intrpt. by t Punts . . S - 42 Fumbles lost. .. 3 Yards penalized 55 K. State 11 7S 217 9 - 16 1 6 - 42 1 80 lllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllilllllllk record crowd of 64,108 fans sweating out much of the final quarter despite chilly 50 degree temperatures. Statistics Ala. Teas. First down Yard rushing Yard passm PtliN PaMt intercepted by Punt Fumbles bt Yard penalised IS 11 138 79 MO 0 173 7S T - l 0 t S 15 0 u Wright kicked his long field goal after a short Alabama punt late in the first quarter and Alabama's only early threat was set up by a Ten nessee fumble. The bid in the second quar ter was snuffed, however, when Stabler fumbled on the Volunteers' seven. Paul Naumoff recovered for Ten nessee. Alabama's only touchdown was set up by a Tennessee fumble, with Fulton dropping the ball late in the third quarter and Mike Ford recov ering on the Tennessee 46. Stabler moved the Tide in: for the touchdown on the second play of the last period and he hit on a two - point pass to Wayne Cooke. Stabler finished with a pass ing mark of seven of 15 for 72 yards after hitting on 78 per cent of his throws in three previous games. Alabama ....... Tennessee Tenn Denney (WriMht kick) 11 - 11 19 0 10 1 pate from Warrea Tenn FO Wricht 40 Ala Stabler 1 rua (Cook pass from waoier Ala - ro Davie 17 Attendance aft.36S. California! scored the first two times they controlled the ball Winslow hit Rod Sherman with a seven - yard pass cli maxing a 71 - yard drive and McCall plunged the final yard alter a M - yard march. Pat Cashman booted the conversion after the f i r s t touchdown despite a 15 - yard penalty, but missed a shorter boot after the second score as the Trojans, ranked fifth in the nation, built a 13 - 0 first quarter lead. Southern California ...... IS t e Jl Stanford a a 7 0 V (JSC Sherman f eaea from Wtnirlow (CaMtmaa kick) McCall 1 rua (kick failed) USCDrke I pase from Wintfow (ehermaa naea from Wtnalow) Stan - Root 1 run (Shoemaker kick) AlttmlaiMie) SlifrtHa Even after seeing their lead sliced to 14 - 10 midway in the fourth quarter, the Huskers refused to come out of their offensive shell. But straight power football was never executed so well as on a final drive that produced the insurance touchdown in the Huskers' fifth straight triumph. But it wasn't until only 1:31 remained in the game that Nebraska fans resumed their normal shivering from the cold weather rather than from the fear that one Husker mistake could mean the biggest upset in the Big Eight since another Nebraska Homecoming Day game, that one in 1959 when NU stopped an Oklahoma conference unbeaten string of 74 straight games. Nebraska quarterbacks threw only 12 passes and completed only two in hav ing their worst day during the Bob Devaney regime at Nebraska. Wild laterals played a key part in helping the K - State defense keep the game close enough to be scary. And three lost fumbles didn't help the NU cause either, but in the end it was simply a case of the Huskers having too much manpower for the Wildcats, who suffered their 16th straight setback. However, for awhile in the fourth quarter, lumps were high enough in many throats that drinking coffee to keep warm, was nearly impossible. This was a result of two quick pitches from Kansas State quarterback Bill Nos - sek to flanker Dave Jones and halfback Ossie Cain that cut the NU margin to 14 - 10 with 9:31 left in the game. The lumps iumned an other notch higher moments later when Husker Pete Tatman fumbled and K - State's Wilbert Shaw recovered at the NU 49. A pass interference call against NU's Larry Wach - h o 1 1 z, defending against Jones, gave the Wildcats a first down at the NU 38. But three plays later, Wa - chholtz got in front of a Nossek pass at the 21 and returned it to the Nebras ka 32. This was the point at which the Huskers began letting the lumps proceed back down the throats of shivering NU fans. Sticking strictly to power plays through the middle, quarterback Churchich drove the Huskers down - field 68 yards in 4 minutes and 36 seconds with Ben Gregory carrying the final four yards on a fourth and one situation. When ' Wachholtz kicked his third extra point of the afternoon with only 1:31 re maining, Nebraskans were able to breathe easily again for the first time in nearly 10 minutes. Nebraska, giving evidence from the start that it wasn't going to roll to any adding machine - type figures, never theless appeared to be in complete command until that fourth quarter scare. After losing the ball on a pass interception on the first play of the game and turning it over to K - State again on a fumble the sec ond time thev sained nos - Continued on Page 3C Col 5 Shaking, But Still Unbeaten Time Left NU - KS How Scored First Quarter Tatman, 4 run 8:55 Wachholtz, placement Meylan, recovered blocked punt in end tone 4:38 Wachholtz, placement Third Quarter Barnes, 37 field goal 9:24 Fourth Quarter , Cain, 8 pass from 6 - 0 7 - 0 13 - 0 14 - 0 14 - S 144 Nossek 9:31 14 - 10 Bruhin, placement 20 - 10 Gregory, 4 run 1:31 2140 Wachholtz, placement Nebraska 7 7 0 721 Kansas State .... 9 9 3 7 - 10 Sunday NFL Football Packers v. Bears. 11:45 a.m. (6 - 10 - 11) 1. College Football Nebraska v. ' Kansas State, 12 noon (3), 2:45 p.m. (lO - ll). AFL Football - Raiders v. Chiefs, 1:90 pa (3) The Clincher Game Commission Budget Skyrockets Huskers Gloomy Despite By CURT MOSHER A stranger in the Nebraska dressing room Saturday would have sworn he got off the freeway at the wrong place and wound up in a mortuary. A guy could have bruised himself bumping into the gloom. And this after a 21 - 10 triumph. The players, almost to a man, labeled Kansas State a fired - up, hard - hitting and determined team. Bat to a man they were reluctant to pat each other, or themselves, on the back. Arkansas Slips By Texas, 12 - 7 Statistics ArkanMt Texas 10 1ft Pint down Ruahing yardair Passing yardaga Pimm 154 S3 - 11 S 4 - 41 3 M 42 134 Ml t 0.39 S IS Paaea intercepted Punta Fumble loet Yarda penalized Austin, Tex. UP) Gary Adams made two key interceptions, one lying on the ground in the end zone, to thwart Texas drives and hand Arkansas a 12 - 7 victory Sat urday. The regionally telecast game was b r u i t i ng and marked by fumbles and pass interceptions. Texas fumbled eight times, losing three, Arkansas fumbled five times, losing three. Each team had two passes Intercepted. Arkansas' victory, the third in three years over Texas, pushed its Southwest Confer ence record to 2 - 1. Texas fell to 1 - 1. The Razorbacks winning touchdown came suddenly in the third quarter. Trailing 7 - 6, Martine B e r c h e r sped 49 yards on a punt return to the Texas 22 - yard - lme. On the next play quarterback Jon Brittenum tossed to Tommy Burnett, who pulled away from two Texas players for the touchdown. Brittenum, trying for two points, was knocked down short of the goal line. Artunaaa I I I ArttWhlta 32 FO ArkWhit 37 FG Tex Gilbert 1 run (Conway kick). Ark Burnett 32 tM from 0riUMim (run failedj. j Ben Gregory (22) dives over the goal on four - yard 'Not Playing Up to Potential' 'I think this is probably the worst defensive game for the secondary we've had. And I know it was the worst game I've ever played," safety man Larry Wachholtz. And this from the man who intercepted a Kansas State pass in the dying minutes to give the Huskers the ball and start them on the road to a game deciding touchdown. One of the reasons Wachholtz felt he had such a was Dave Jones - , r Jl m . poor day IT X ir'VJlfc 4 m mmm a m y - mmetmt - Mm - siL. a. - ovM m arum Ooooooh! Says Nebraska assistant coach George Kelly. Beban, Farr Sparlde In 49 - 11 UCLA Win Statistics PENT STATE ITLA 31 S3 343 122 190 17 IMS by 0 1 MS S - 47 I M 40 First down Rushing yardage Passing yardage Paaaea Paaaea intercepted Punts Fumbles lost Yard penalized Los Angeles ( UCLA's versatile and imposing foot - ball offense, propelled by Gary Beban and halfback Mel Farr, overwhelmed youthful Penn State, 49 - 11, Saturday night. Beban and Farr accounted for two touchdowns each as the unbeaten Brutus took com mand the first time they had th ball and placed th in 8C LINCOLN, NEBR., the talented Kansas State) receiver who gave NU fits while catching six passes for 188 yards. "He's a pretty good re - c e i v e r," Wachholtz said. "He played on the other side away from me and a lot of the time he curled . sort of a circle pattern behind everybody. "I'd never played against that kind of a pattern before. But we made him look pretty good at the end." Wachholtz was particularly distressed about the serves through most of the! second half. UCLA, 5 - 0 and ranked! fourth in the nation, staged another high - scoring perfor - mance for the 41,105 in Me morial Coliseum. Penn State, loaded with underclassmen ana inexperience, was never in the game after intermis - sion. Penn State I ft 11 UCLA 14 7 14 14 4 PS FO Sherman 30 UCLA - Karr 1 rua (Zimmerman kick) UCLA - Farr 17 run (Zunmermaa kick) UCLA - Beban 5 rua (Zimmerman kick) PS - Campbell 12 rua (Kwatick pasg from Sherman) UCLA - Behaa t run (Zimmerman kick) I'CLA - Dow I run (Zimmerman kick) UCLA - Purdy 1 run (Zimmerman kick) UCLA Bergdatyi l run (Zimmerman aicsi run for final Nebraska touchdown. OCT. 18, 1968 12 PAGES pass to Jones which set up the Kansas State touchdown. I fell down," he said. "I should have intercepted it. It went right over my head. "We'd been holding them most of the game, and I think at the last of the game we were relaxing. They got fired up on thai play I was talking about." ' Wachholtz said he thought the Huskers did not have the proper frame of mind. "I could tell in the dressing room we weren't fired up," Wachholtz said. "In Spurrier Guides Gators Statistic! Flerida S C. Stata First downa Ruahing yardaaa Passing yardage 22 17 M ISA 15 - 31 1 3 - 39 a 10 Flor - 14S 1 20 - 35 1 3 - 39 1 45 Passes Paseea intercepted Punta by Fumble lost Yards penalized Raleigh, N.C..WI Florida rallied for two quick last period touchdowns be hind Steven Spurrier's pass ing and Larry Smith's run ning to defeat North Carolina state 17 - 10 Saturday for its fifth straight victory. A crowd of 24,000 saw un derdog State grab a 7 - 3 lead 52 seconds before the half ended on a 32 - yard touchdown pass play from quarterback Jim Sonnan to halfback Gary Roae. Arnold Deters kicked the extra point. Deters booted a 38 - yard field goal early in the last period to give the wolfpack a 10 - 3 lead. Florida, eighth in the Associated Press poll, took the next kickoff and slammed 74 yards to score, mainly on the running of Smith who banged over from the one. Florida got a break min utes later when Steve Heldt wa - .w.j n,tnn.n Florida's 23. Spurrier, who! had been bottled up most of the afternoon, began hitting consistently on his passes and carried the 'Gators to the State 31. From there he hit end Dick Trapp with a pass on the 10 and he ran over for the score. Florida I 11417 N.C. State a 7 a 10 Fla ( BarfieM J7 NC& - Rowa 32 pas from Donnas (Del ars kick) NCS - tra Deters U Fla - Amith l rust (Bartield kick) Fia Trntp U nM frum gpurnar (Bar SECTION C Win fact I mentioned it to all, but it didn't seem to do any good. "I think Kansas State is a fairly good team. They've got some good backs and they block down field well." Bob Churchich agreed, that the Huskers were far from what the team thinks it should be. And the thing which .Churchich .noticed was that when the time came to get fired up the Huskers were able to come through. He criticized himself, but he was at the helm for the game winning drive. And he admitted he had given his mates and himself a ' pep talk just before the drive started. Fullback Pete Tatman, the game's leading rusher !, with 74 yards, was quite disappointed, too. "The offense is just not going to its potential. It's like coach Mike Corgan said, when we have to do it we do, but we just mess around otherwise." K - State, he said, was one of the harder hitting teams NU has faced. ;. . Dick Davis explained the last drive eame simply be cause the team finally became fired up. spirit on iucio was just mure the last drive he said. "Everybody blocked well. There were good holes, quick holes. I suppose we just got a little of our pride back." Ben Gregory, who scored the touchdown, echoed the evaluation by Davis. "We just had a Job to do. We decided we had to do it or we could get beat." w .. ... m m at wayne jueyjan was a standout again, blocking a punt for a touchdown. His second such maneuver in two weeks. "I lined up on the tackle and went inside," Meylan said. "It opened up after I went by." Wayne said he never lost sight of the ball and when it went toward the end zone he just went after it. Not playing up to what he feels the NU potential is also had Meylan in a puzzled mood. Wayne Weber had the same ideas. "We just can't seem to sustain a drive. I'm beginning to think part of the fumbling and penalties are psychological . . that we're afraid of losing the ball

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