The Charlotte Observer from Charlotte, North Carolina on September 13, 1970 · 111
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Section I Football Golf Baseball (SJrarloit (Obmw Sports News y-r jx rs iv '-I Sunday September 13 1970 MILLER PASSES FOR 2 SCORES UNC Thunders Over Kentucky CitaikTs Ben QB McAshan Cuts Up USC For Ga Tech By WIIITEY KELLEY Observer Sports Editor ATLANTA — Georgia Tech found an offensive weapon Saturday afternoon and used it like a scalpel to slice up a stubborn South Carolina defense 23-20 The cutting edge was Eddie Tech forces and carried the McAshan a 6-2 178-pound Yellow Jackets 80 yards in 13 sophomore who had been ad- piaySi this time using the pass vertised as a great one even before he called a single play in varsity competition Everything that had been said and written about the Gainesville Fla youth undoubtedly was true It may even have been understated He’s that good McAshan the first black to play football at Georgia Tech connected on 20 of 38 passes for 202 yards With all its offense — 396 yards via air and land — Tech still needed a fonrth-qnarter touchdown to overcome the Gamecocks before an opening day crowd of 51206 South Carolina had snapped up a pair of McAshan blunders — pass interceptions on throws into the flat — to launch a pair of touchdown strikes early in the game and moved 66 yards on its own in the third quarter to establish a 20-17 lead McAshan then regrouped the Statistics use First Downs 12 25 Rushing yardage 127 177 Passing yardage 132 219 Return yardaye 93 92 Passes 9-20-2 21-39-2 Punts Fumbles lost Yards Denalized South Carolina Tech Tech — Harkey McAshan Moore kick SC — Rice 8 run DuPre kick — FG Moore 24 SC — Rise 8 run DuPre kick Tech — McNamara 5 run Moore kick SC — Mitchell 38 pass from Suggs Kick failed Tech — McNamara 2 run Kick failed A - 51206 6-41 0 33 0—20 6-23 from Tech Gators ’ Goal-Line Stands Suppress Duke Bid 21-19 By LARRY TARLETON yKerver Sports Editor JACKSONVILLE Fia -Duke knew all about Florida's explosive passing offense and the Blue Devils learned about a stubborn Gator defense Saturday night The Blue Devils moved inside the Florida 10-yard line without scoring a touchdown on four occasions and let Doug Dickey escape with a 21-19 victory in bis first game as Gator coach When Florida got a scoring opportunity John Reaves moved the Gabors in But on its Jour chances Duke had to settle for two field goals by David Wright It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Duke scored a touchdown Then the Blue Devils scored twice to cut the lead to two points and throw a scare into the Gators and the 53841 Gator Bowl fans Florida’s biggest opportunity cstoie at the end of the third ’ q&rte tKer D ha Chavis Carries On Pitchout Play sparingly but in the right places The sophomore gaining confidence as the game wore on completed four passes during the 13-play movement The longest was a 20-yard pitch to running back Steve Harkey — who tied a Tech record for receptions in a game with 14 — to put the ball at the five On the third play of the fourth quarter reserve tailback See McASIIAN P 1011 C 4 Tigers Paw Citadel 24-0 In Ingram’s Coaching Debut By FRANK BARROWS Observer Sports Writer CLEMSON SC - The paw was everywhere The new trademark and rallying symbol of Clemsun ath-Tech letics— derived from the team nickname Tigers— was prominently emblazoned at mid-field in Memorial Stadium Saturday repeated three times in the end zone and duplicated on some 10000 bumper stickers buttons and banners But most important of all it was on John Rosa’s back at precisely the right moments burying him and an assortment of third and fourth down plays which he had just called in The Citadel huddle contained the Gators’ touchdown combo of Reaves and speedy receiver Carlos Alvarez who caught only four passes ail night Then Dickey sent Alvarez to the return a punt for the first time in his college career The Cuban refugee from Miami took a Steve Jones punt at his 33 dashed up the right sidelines cut back for the middle at the 20 and scored untouched with just 13 seconds left in the quarter That put the Gators ahead 21-6 and provided the difference as the Blue Devils came back to score twice in the lest seven and a half minutes Duke’s Leo Hart matched passes and statistics with Reaves and in the process broke Norm Snead’s Atlantic Coast Conference passing record of 4040 yards Hart completed 21 of 36 passes for 223 yards to boost his career total t? 4108 in two seasons ru oca Pam1 As More Tacklers Move In Chavis And thus Clmson came on top 24-0 out The paw— in white and orange— was also printed on the head coach’s shirt which Hootie Ingram was wearing for the first time at Clcmson And it was eevn sewn on the seat of one coed’s faded blue jeans The three that really counted however were on the helmets of Clemson linebackers Jim Sursavage and Heide Davis and tackle B B Elvington Together they combined to put an end to whatever scoring opportunities Rosa developed for The Citadel So while Clemson quarterback Tommy Kendrick was Reaves completed 14 of his 27 tosses (8 of 10 in the second half) for 230 yards The junior quarterback could not connect for a touchdown pass Duke's ground game suffered a severe blow in the first quarter when top runner Bob Zwirko went to the sidelines after picking up 22 yards in his first four carries Zwirko injured his left knee and did not come back He is out indifinite- iy The Blue Devils' four missed scoring opportunities came like this: —The first time the Blue Devils had the bell they moved to the Florida four where on second down sophomore fullback Jones fumbled Mike Kelley recovered for Florida at the 3 — On the next possession the Blue Devils moved to the four again but on second down sophomore Bill Thompson who S HaVt Pf- kP OR 7 David llorne Of Clcmson Meets Chavis scrambling for two touchdown passes and Ray Yauger was turning in a workmanlike afternoon's worth of running and catching Rosa was the target of well-timed tackles that resembled something from a wrecking company’s handbook As Ingram said afterwards “we didn’t play good defense but we sure made some good defensive plays” Consider the first big one which came at the end of the opening quarter after Rosa — a not untalentcd left-handed quarterback who fakes well and knows the intricacies of the option — had moved the Citadel to the Clemson’s 11 On third and six Davis and Sursavage poured in and dropped him for a seven-yard loss forcing a field-goal attempt which was no good Here’s another example Second quarter Citadel running well — especially Rosa — and the ball at Clcmson’s 23 third and six So Elvington breaks through and stifles the fourth-down play throwing Rosa for a loss of six Clemson takes over And then there was this one Late in the first half thanks to the efforts of Bob Duncan a good halfback who was the Southern Conference’s leading rusher last season the Citadel was threatening again On fourth and three from the Clemson 12 Rosa was flattened by Davis There were other instances See TIGER Pg 1011 Col 6 RADIO Au'o Racing — Capital City 500 at 1:15 Pm on WSOC AM Baseball — Atlanta vs Houston at 2:45 pm on WSOC FM TELEVISION Tennis — U5 Open at 3:30 pm on Channel 3 Football — N Y Jets vs Dallas at ? pm on Channel 3 Football — UNC vp Kentucky (replay) at 12 noon nn Chalnel 58 bolt — Wort-) Hrri f at I rjr r - Ctwnnc) J Lunges Over Back V'- X Ji V1 Ben Anderson (48) Covers Chavis After Gain Of 15 Comlmskers Roll 36-12 Although WF Scoi es First Special To The Observer LINCOLN Neb - Nebraska roiled to an easy 36-12 victory over the outmanned Wake Forest football team Saturday on the arm of junior quarterback Jerry Tagge Tagge connected on '9 of 12 passes for 168 yards and one touchdown Wake Forest drew first blood before a crowd of 66103 when Tracy Lounsbury kicked a 35-yard field goal The Deacons got the ball when Frank Fusscll recovered a Cornhusker fumble by Jeff Kinney Four plays later kicked his field goal Nebraska then took the ball and went 63 yards in 7 plays to score The big play came when Tagge hit Guy Engles with a 45-yard pass Joe Orduna took it in from the five yard line on the next play Nebraska got the ball back immediately whenjWake’s Ken Gnrrob iuj )'“(' Jr th- fir’ MM i§®i (Observer Photos By Don Sturkey) Ilead - To - Ilead Of Horne play from scrimmage after the kick-off Nebraska then took (lie ball 2G-yards in six plays for a touchdown Wake took the ensuing kickoff and quick kicked for 72 yards after their offense stalled The Cornhuskcrs were forced to punt from their own end zone after three unsuccessful running attempts Wake Forest’s Pat McHenry blocked the punt and the ball rolled out of the end zone for a safety The Deacons took the free kick but afiled to move the ball and had to give it up Nebraska then marched 81 yards in 15 plays with the six points coming on a 13-yard run by Tagge After another Lounsbury punt the Huskers took over once again and scored in only three plays Tagge connected with Engles on a 61-yard pass for the touchdown Nebraska Cjpach Bob Vevan-then mercifully set it his McCauley Shines With 160 Yards By RICHARD SINK Observer Sports Writer CHAPEL HILL — Paul Miller probably solved the North Carolina quarterback puzzle once and for all Saturday Drawing the starting nod over Johnny Swofford and Mike Mansfield Miller passed for 141 yards and both Tar Heel touchdowns in a 20-10 victory over Kentucky before 36900 spectators at Kenan Stadium But UNC didn't take this college football opener just on the throwing arm of Miller who had plenty of help from his runners' Tailback Don McCauley rushed for 160 yards as the Tar Heels piled up 425 yards total offense McCauley was nearly unstoppable as he carried the ball 28 times from scrimmage and he did prove uncatchable as a receiver On the first play of the fourth quarter he took a pass from Miller and faked Wildcat safety Earl Swindle off his feet for 48 yards and the game’s clinching score After receiving the second half kickoff the Tar Heels broke a 10-10 tie with Ken Craven’s second field goal a 44-yarder After an incomplete pass quarterback Stan Forston suck-ered linebacker John Bunting to the inside then sprinted outside for 21 yards and was just barely tripped up by safety Richard Stilley Forston came through oil a fourth and one at llie Tar Heel eight to get a first down and on the next play halfback Cecil Bowens a 6-3 226-poimd sophomore broke off right tackle for five yards and a 6-0 lead Bob Jones kicked the point with 4:03 left Kentucky gained possession on the UNC half of the field on one other occasion That came late in the first half after See TAR Pg 10H Col 4 i Statistics Kentucky UNC First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Kentucky North Carolina 12 143 ins 15 17-22-0 9-34 0 23 24 284 141 54 6-12-2 4-40 1 18 0—10 7—20 3 0 3 3 Ky— Bowens 5 run (Jones kick) NC— Jolley 41 pass from Miller (Craven kick) NC— FG Craven 28 Ky— FG Jones 31 NC— FG Craven 44 NC— McCauley 48 pass from Miller kick) A— 36900 substitutes and Cornhuskcrs failed to score again The Deacons’ touchdown came with 53 seconds left in the game on a 12-yard pass from sophomore Jim McMahon to Johnson The play capped a-62-yard drive by Wake Forest and was the only time their offense showed any potency Statistics Wake Forest First Downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Wake Forest Nebraska WF— FG Lounsbury 35 Neb— Ordina 5 run (Rogers kick) Neb— Kinney 1 run (Rogers kick) WF— Safety Hughes punt blocked In end aone ' Neb-Taqse 13 run (Rogers kike) BeO— Rodgers 61 cass from Tagge (Ingles pass from Tagge) Neb— Ordina 20 run (Rogers kick) WF— Johnson 12 pass from Mctfahen (JouTisbury kick) A-66J03 Nebraska 16 17 84 207 138 175 62 97 11-17-0 10-15-0 8-47 5-38 4 2 80 78 3 2 0 7-12 14 15 7 0-36 By HARRY MORROW Observer Sports Writer RICHMOND Va — Ah Su prcmacy How fleeting you arc to disappear after only T years The victories could hav( gone on forever But once years go there was a turn of the century and Richmond finally turned on NC State Cool Charlie Richards who completed 17 of 25 passes foo BIS yards and a touchdown let’ the Spiders to a 21-6 conques-of State Saturday night at City Stadium The triumph put Richmond lithe win column against th' Pack for the first time afte" trying 16 times since 1895 and delighted a partisan crowd o' 14000 N C State scored first but got past midfield just five times Its only touchdown wa:-set up by defensive end Steve Rummage’s 21-yard jaunt with an interception After Butch Allman scored for the Pack on the first play of the quarter Richards directed Richmond to a pair ol TDs in a span of 4:20 When he passed 10 yards to ifullback Jerry Mauro with 10:53 left in the game State was doomed “We got licked and that’s about all there is to it” Pack coach Earle Edwards moaned “We did a lot of little things wrong and didn’t run with any consistancy We just didn’t keep the ball long enough “I thought we msherl Richards well but he completed some key passes on third downs We would ston a couple of runs then he’d complete one It is kind of frustrating when yon look like you’ve stopped him up front but then have to line np and start all over again “I thought our defensive ends (Rummage and Clyde Chesney) did real well (Middle guard) George Smith was in their back field a lot too and he did a good job” Rummage got in the Richmond backfield with 30 seconds left in the first quarter to pick off an attempted screen pass Rummage grabbed the ball at the 25 and rambled to the 4 Throe plays inter Altman cruised into the endzone However Richmond scored the next two times it got the ball to lead at halftime 14-6 Two personal fouls against the Pack were costly In the first drive a 72-yard thrnst In 11 plays Then on third and 15 at State’s 25 Richards fired to split end Livesay who holds the Spiders’ high jump record at 6-6 and made a leaping catch at the 10 Fullback Mauro galloped around right end on the next Statistics N-C State Richmond 17 21 142 143 138 198 37 17 11-22-1 17-25-1 7 34 6-34 1 1 2 90 42 First Downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized

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