The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on October 31, 1971 · Page 7
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The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah · Page 7

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Sunday, October 31,1971 THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-Page 7 Cougars Keep Fiesta Bowl Hopes Alive With 76-0 Win ByMIKETWITTY Herald Sports Writer EL PASO — Brigham Young moved into sole possession of second place in the Western Athletic Conference and kept its Fiesta Bowl hopes alive last night with a 16-0 victory over UTEP. The Cougars are now 3-1 in conference play and face league leading Arizona State next week in Tempe. The winner of that game will take a giant step toward the Dec. 27th Fiesta Bowl. It was the third straight road win for the Cougars and third consecutive home loss for the Miners. In the process Coach Tom Hudspeth evened the series at three wins each against his former boss Bobby Dobba. The shutout was the first by a BYU team since the last game of the 1966 season. It was the first against the Miners since 1968. A Sun Bowl crowd of 12,235, no larger than the crowd that turned out for a high school game in El Paso Friday, had little to cheer about as BYU dominated play to a much greater extent than the score indicated. The only threat by UTEP came early in the fourth quarter when the Miners moved from their own 20 to the BYU five. At the five George Gourley fell on a fumble to preserve the shutout for BYU. Actually UTEP only had the ball in BYU territory for four and a half minutes all night. The Miners were at the 48 for one play in the second quarter, and then were at the 37 for the last sixteen seconds of the first half. The only time the Miners had the ball in BYU territory in the third quarter was for a one minute period just prior to an interception by Dan Hansen. That interception came at the 14 and Hansen raced 86 yards down the sidelines for a touchdown to put BYU in front 16-0 with 1:56 left in the quarter. The PAT attempt after a five yard penalty was no good. The interception ended a frustrating evening for Hansen who twice previously had picked off UTEP passes, only to drop them. UTEP's drive got as far as it did only because a roughing — the — kicker penalty was called on Jeff Lyman for brushing against kicker Gary Keithley. It was Lyman, however, who spearheaded a fine dedensive effort by the Cougars, especially along the front fine. The Cougars offensive line was' equally as impressive although several penalties stopped the Cougars in key situations. Moments after Hansen's interception Dave Atkinson grabbed a pass at the UTEP 27. That gave Atkinson nine for the season, which leads the nation and ties the BYU school record set back in 1962. BYU's 23 interceptions is the top team effort in the conference. The Cougars were unable to score after the interception and Joe Liljenquist attempted a 38 yard field goal which was wide to the left. Liljenquist did convert one field goal of 35 yards early in the third quarter. It was set up by a 41 yard kickoff return to open the second half. Richards brought the crowd to its feet again on the next series of BYU plays on a 46 yard punt return that gave the Cougars the ball on the UTEP 32. The Cougars were unable to move and settled for a field goal attempt which was wide to the right. The Cougars scored only seven points in the first half, but dominated play as evidenced by 13 first downs compared to only four for UTEP. The Cougars held UTEP on the first series of plays, and that was typical of play throughout the game. The Cougars took over on their own 41 yard line and marched 59 yards in six plays to score their first touchdown. The key plays in the drive were an 18 yard off-tackle play by Steve Stratton and a 28 yard run by Pete Van Valkenburg. Van Valkenberg's run was to the mine and a penalty moved the ball to the four and a half. On the next play from scrimmage Dave Terry went around the left side on a keeper play to score untouched with 11:16 left in the first quarter. The Cougars again held the Miners and took over on their own 41 yard line again. Exceptional maneuvering on the inside option series by quarterback Dave Terry moved the Cougars to the UTEP 30, however, a fumble by Stratton ended that BYU threat. The Cougars threatened late in the half, moving from their own 20 to the UTEP 19. The running of Dave Coon, playing for the first time in three weeks, kept the Cougar attack moving on the drive. The Cougars were called for a dipping penalty at the 19. After a two yard run by Coon from the 33 a Dave Terry pass was intercepted by Tony Perna who fumbled as he was hit and Stratton recovered for BYU on 'the 27 yard line. Pete Van Valkenburg then carried to the 20 and then to the 12, but a holding penalty nullified the gain and pushed the ball back to the 40. ' Joe Liljenquist attempted a 49 yard field goal which was long enough, but just wide to the left with 1:42 remaining. The Cougars also may have lost quarterback Dave Terry who missed most of the second quarter with an ankle injury and then had to leave the game. He ran the team for only the first two series in the second half. Pete Van Valkenburg led all rushers with 95 yards in 17 attempts. Dave Terry had 88 yards in 13 attempts including a long run of 47 yards. Statistics BYU UTEP First Downs 18 11 Rushing Yards 300 82 Passing Yards 35 175 Total Offense 335 257 Passes A-C-I 4-13-1 19-39-2. Fumbles Lost 2 2 Yards Penalized 120 35 Return Yardage 192 41 Nebraska Crushes Colorado; Sooners Win Huskers Roll to 31-7 Win LINCOLN, Neb. (UPI)-Halfback Jeff Kinney ran for two touchdowns and quarterback Jerry Tagge passed for one and ran for another to lead No. 1 ranked Nebraska to a 31-7 win over Big Eight rival Colorado Saturday. Nebraska, which had a 24-7 h.alftime lead, picked up its eighth win of the year and its 27th without a loss since Missouri stopped the Cornhus- kers in their Big Eight opener two years back. Kinney, a 6-2, 210-pound senior from Mccook, Neb., put the Huskers on the Scoreboard first with an 11-yard run up the middle with just two minutes to go in the opening quarter. The score took just two plays as Nebraska capitalized on a fumble by the Buffalos' Quarterback Joe Duenas. Husker defensive left, end John Adkins fell on the ball to set the stage for Kinney's scamper. On the next series of plays, Tagge threw five yards to alternate fullback Maury Damkroger to give Nebraska a 14-0 bulge for the go-ahead touchdown which nullified Colorado's lone score which shortly followed. The second Nebraska touchdown was set up by another Colorado error, a pass by quarterback Ken Johnson to split end Cliff Branch which was picked off by monster back Dave Mason. Eleven plays and 65 yards later Nebraska was in the lead for good. Branch provided Colorado with its touchdown. The score came on a 34-yard toss by Johnson with just five minutes to go in the first half and culminated a 58-yard march. Kinney also scored on a three-yard run around left end with two minutes left in the third quarter. Tagge's touchdown run came on a one-yard sneak with five minutes left in the first half. Collegiate Grid Scores EAST Massachusetts 24, Vermont 15 Holy Cross 17, Northeastern 7 Pittsburgh 31, Syracuse 21 St. John's 24, Fordham 14 Cornell 24, Columbia 21 Dartmouth 17, Yale 15 Temple 32, Delaware 27 Harvard 28, Penn 27 Penn State 35, West Virginia 7 Princeton 49, Brown 21 New Hampshire 26, Rhode Island 0 Colgate 30, Lehlgh 21 C. W. Post 37, Adelphl 9 Marshall 12, Bowling Green 10 Slippery Rock 47, Waynesburg 0 SOUTH Clemson 10, Wake Forest 9 Virginia 14, North Carolina St. 10 Kentucky 33, Virginia Tech 27 North Carolina 36, William and Mary 35 Georgia Tech 21, Duke 0 Maryland 38, Virginia Military 0 Citadel 28, Illinois St. 0 Tennessee 38, Tulsa 3 Mississippi 24, LSU 22 Auburn 40, Florida 7 West Kentucky 34, Morehead 11 Georgia 24, South Carolina 0 Alabama 41, Miss, State 10 MIDWEST Illinois 24, Northwestern 7 Oklahoma State 17, Kansas 10 . Kansas State 28, Missouri 12 Mlchloan State 43, Purdue 10 Iowa 20,-Wisconsin 16 Nebraska 31, Colorado 7 Memphis State 45, Cincinnati 21 Notre Darne 21, Navy 0 Michigan 61, Indiana 7 Ohio State 14, Minnesota 12 Western Michigan 28, Ohio U. 14 Dayton 35, Youngstown 24 Toledo 45, Mam' (Ohio) 6 SOUTHWEST Grambllng 21, Texas Southern 7 Oklahoma 43, Iowa State 12 Rice 9, Texas Tech 7 North Texas St. 21, Drake 12 Texas 22, SMU 18 New Mexico 34, Arizona 28 WEST Wyoming w, Utah 16 Utah State 18, Colorado State 17 Montana 14, Weber State 13 Washington state 31, Oregon 21 Stanford 31, Oregon State 24 Washington 23, UCLA 12 USC 28, California 0 Boise State 52, Montana State 24 • OYU 16, UTEP 0 NEBRASKA'S JEFF KINNEY (35) breaks for a seven yard gain after a handoff from quarterback Jerry Tagge and is finally brought down by Colorado's Rick Kay (83). The Cornhuskers gained a 31-7 victory over the Buffaloes. New Mexico Lobos Down Arizona Wildcats 34-28 TUCSON, Ariz. (UPI)- New Mexico won the battle with the clock, scoring a 34-28 see - saw victory over Arizona Saturday in the Western Athletic Conference. The Lobos, employing their powerful wishbone offense, rolled for 464 yards in registering their second conference win of the season against one loss, Arizone dropped to 1-3 in the WAC and 2-5 overall. Larry Korpitz scored three New Mexico touchdowns as he punctured holes in the Wildcat defense. Quarterback Rocky Long and fullback Richard Diller each added six points. New Mexico, after fumbling deep in its own territory with two minutes left in the game, managed to contain the Arizona offense on the seven-yard line as the clock expired. New Mexico scored first on a Coach Dies of Heart Attack at Grid Tilt WACO, Tex. (UPI)--Jim Pittman, the sideline-pacing head football coach at Texas Christian University, collapsed four minutes deep into his team's game with Bayjor Saturday night and died of an apparent heart attack. He was 46 Texas Christian went on to beat Baylor, 34-27. Pittman had a history of heart trouble, and a heart attack once caused him to miss part of a football season while serving as assistant to Texas Coach Darrell Royal. "It's terrible," said Howard Grubbs, commissioner of the Southwest Conference. "Everyone in the conference and in the football profession will be saddened by his passing. He was well liked by everyone." Pittman had guided TCU to a 2-3-1 season record in his first year as Horned Frog .coach. The clock at Baylor Stadium showed 10:39 in the first quarter when Pittman slumped to the sidelines. Time was called and a stretcher was rushed onto the playing field. The ambulance, ordinarily on standby at Baylor football Barnes, had left only a few minutes earlier carrying TCU's assistant athletic director and former basketball coach — Buster Brannon —to a local hospital. Brannon had complained of dizziness while sitting in the press box just before the game started, but he was released from the hospital on orders that he not watch any of the second half of the football game. Pittman was taken by auto-, mobile to Providence Hospital. A justice of the peace ruled Pittman dead within 15 minutes after the coach arrived at the hospital. "It's most tragic -in fact it's almost unbelievable," said Pittman's fellow Southwest Conference Coach Hayden Fry of Southern Methodist. "I had the utmost respect for Jim both as a coach and as.a man." "It's just shocking," said Texas Tech Coach Jim Carlen. "I can't believe it. Jim was a fine fellow, a real gentleman, a hard worker and a good football coach. I just can't believe it." The TCU football squad was notified of Pittman's death in the locker room during the halftime. Word of Pittman's death had been kept from,them during the first half. 22-yard run by Korpitz. The drive was aided by a 15 - yard face-masking foul against Arizona. Arizona scored the second time it had the ball on an 82- yard bomb from quarterback Bill Demory to split end Charlie McKee. Still in the first period, Arizona increased its lead to 146 on a one-yard run by halfback Joe Petroshus, who vaulted into the end zone. The Lobos added their second touchdown in the first quarter on a four-yard run by Long. New Mexico drove 80 yards in five plays, keeping the ball on the ground the entire way. New Mexico's wishbone offense continued to pound out yardage as the Lobos pulled into the lead to stay in the second quarter on a 50-yard scamper by Korpitz. Demory capped a 62 - yard scoring drive with a 13-yard run up the middle late in the second period for Arizona. With 34 seconds left in the second quarter, Korpitz tallied his third touchdown on a five-yard burst. Richard Diller accounted for the Lobos' final touchdown with a one-yard plunge in the third qua4ter. Arizona's last score came on Demory's eight - yard run. New Mexico 12 15 7 0-34 Arizona 14 7 7 0-28 Hoop Officials Set Meeting All prospective Region Four basketball officials should be in attendance at a meeting Monday night at 7 p.m. at Provo High School lunch room. The written test, prepared by the High School Activities Association, will be given to all applicants. Oklahoma Continues Powerful NORMAN, Okla. (UPI)Quarterback Jack Mildren ran for two touchdowns and passed' for two more Saturday, setting an Oklahoma individual total offense record of 323 yards, to lead the second-ranked Sooners to a 43-12 Big Eight Conference victory over Iowa State. Mildren's efforts surpassed the mark of 294 yards set last week by teammate Greg Pruitt, who was limited to 159 yards Saturday. Oklahoma amassed 679 yards of total offense in racing to its seventh win against no losses. Mildren's scoring runs of 1 and 9 yards were the first and last touchdowns of the game. He also cashed in on a 41- yard toss to split end Jon Harrison in the first quarter and a 27-yard heave to tight end Albert Chandler late in the second period to give the Sooners a 29-6 halftime lead. Pruitt scored on a 1-yard run in the second quarter and alternate halfback Roy Bell tallied on a 2-yard run in the third period. John Carroll booted a 22-yard field goal in the opening period and added two conversion kicks. Iowa State scored on a 1-yard run by quarterback Dean Carlson in the first quarter and a spectacular 95-yard kickoff return by split end Willie Jones late in the third stanza. Two-point attempts by the Cyclones after each of their touchdowns failed. Mildren's 323 yards in total offense included 148 yards rushing on 23 carries and 175 yards on seven completions of 12 pass attempts. Mildren's first touchdown climaxed a 60-yard drive in four plays on Oklahoma's first possession of the ball. His 9- yaed scoring run came with 5:57 left hi the game to climax a 14-play, 96-yard campaign. The 41-yard pass to Harrison made up the bulk of a 52-yard push that took just four plays. Chandler caught his 27-yard touchdown to end a 7-play, 75- yard thrust just before halftime. Iowa State Oklahoma 606 0—12 17 12 7 7-43 175 yards for a total of 323. Teammate Pruitt set the school record last week. JACK MILDREN, Oklahoma quarterback, set a new school total offense record In leading the Sooners past Iowa State 43-12. Arizona State Explodes To Victory Over Falcons How Top Teams Fared The results of the top teams in the nation as rated by UPI were as follows: 1. Nebraska (8-0) defeated Colorado 31-7. 2. Oklahoma (7-0) ran over Iowa State 43-12. 3. Michigan (8-0) rolled to a 617 win over Indiana. 4. Alabama (7-0) dumped Mississippi State 41-10. 5. Auburn (7-0) defeated Florida 40-7. 6. Georgia (8-0) gained a 24-0 shutout over South Carolina. 7. Penn State (7-0) dumped West Virginia 35-7. 8. Arkansas (6-2) lost to Texas A.&M. 17-9. 9. Colorado (6-2) suffered a 317 loss to Nebraska. 10. Ohio (6-1) edged Minnesota 14-12. 11. Notre Dame (6-1) blanked Navy 21-0. 12. LSU (5-2) sufferd a 24-22 loss to Mississippi. 13. Toledo (8-0) dumped Miami (Ohio) 45-6. 14. Tennessee (5-2) rolled past Tulsa 38-3. 15. Arizona State (6-1) defeated Air force. 16. Florida State played a night game against Houston. 17. Texas (5-2) nipped SMU 2218. 18. Air Force (5-2) lost to Arizona State. (Special to the Herald) . TEMPE — Arizona State University, behind 'the sophomore sensations of quarterback Dan White, exploded for four touchdowns in the third quarter and went on to capture a 44-28 triumph over the Air Force Academy Saturday night in Sun Devil Stadium. Trailing 15-10 at halftime the Sun Devils scored 28 points n the third quarter to jump to a 38-15 lead. In that quarter White threw a 33 yard touchdown pass to Steve Holden and a 76 yard touchdown pass to Woodrow Green, in addition to scoring on a two yard run himself. Malone also scored on a one yard run to account for the 28 point third quarter. Air Force tried to get back in the ball game in the fourth quarter and scored 13 points to narrow the margin. WSU Cougars Roll To Victory Over Oregon SPOKANE, Wash. (UPI)Bernard Jackson won the battle and Washington State the war Saturday as the Cougars battled through a light snowfall to beat the Oregon Ducks 31-21. Jackson, in a Pacific-8 conference duel with Oregon's Bobby Moore for league rushing honors, picked up 261 yards in 21 carries while Moore had 160 yards in 35 tries. Both scored two touchdowns as the Cougars kept alive their hopes for the Rose Bowl. Jackson took the ball on the first Cougar play from scrimmage and gave an indication of things to come as he rambled around left end for 51 yards before being knocked down by his own blocker on the Oregon 14. The Cougars ran three plays into the line and then Don Sweet kicked a 26-yard field goal to put Washington State on the Scoreboard first. Oregon came back with a drive that went 85 yards in 16 plays with Greg Herd carrying the ball and several tacklers in from the four to put Oregon ahead. The Cougars added another field goal midway^ through the second period on a 25-yard booth by Sweet. Late in the second quarter Oregon rolled 71 yards in 11 plays with Moore plunging in from the one to give the Ducks a 14-6 bulge. However, Washington State came back in the next series of downs as quarterback Ty Paine carried the ball the last four yards into the end zone with three Duck tacklers hanging onto him. Paine carried the ball on a keeper for a two-point conversion, and the teams went into the dressing room at halftime knotted at 14-14. Midway through the second period the Ducks lost the services of Pac-8 leading pass receiver Leland Glass with an injured knee. Glass, who had caught 40 passes for 513 yards coming into the game, made only one reception for 19 yards before his injury. Oregon came storming out and marched 59 yards in seven plays with Moore blasting in from the seven to put the Ducks ahead again. Sweet kicked his third field goal in the game, a 21-yarder, and Oregon led at the end of the third quarter, 2H7. It was Arizona State's sixth win against only one loss and should move the Sun Devils up in the national rankings. Air Force Academy went into the game ranked as the 18th team in the nation by UPI while Arizona State was 15th. Stanford Gains Win CORVALLIS, Ore. (UPI)Quarterback Don Bunce hurled two desperation passes for touchdowns and rallied Stanford from the brink of disaster to a step closer to the Rose Bowl Saturday with a last minute 3124 football victory over Oregon State. Jackie Brown plunged over from the one with 53 seconds remaining for the winning score and the Indians added a two- point conversion. Stanford trailed by 21 points in the second period. Golden Eagles Lose to Gulls By RAY SCHWARTZ SALT LAKE — The Salt Lake Golden Eagles had a Halloween party planned for their fans in the Salt Palace Saturday night but it was San Diego's Gulls who did the celebrating as they came away with a 6-3 victory. It was the Golden Eagles fourth straight defeat in Western Hockey league play. It also marked their second straight loss under home lights. Bob Courcy pulled off a hat: trick by scoring three goals and leading San Diego to victory* Other San Diego goals were scored by Gerry Goyer, Brian McDonald and Willia O'Ree.

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