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Here's The Stinger: On third down and 11, (larnctt Phelps whips a long pass (1) and Jon Staggers makes a leaping catch (2), falling into the end zone (3). Tigers End NlZs Title 10-7 Hy HAi. BHOWN Columbia, Mo. hard-hitting defense may have hit a hit to hard, at on one play, a.s the hopes of gaining a share of the Big Eight title were shattered here Saturday afternoon in a 10-7 loss to Missouri. Statistics Npbr.

IVln, First Oownk Rushing yarriagp 11 Passing yardage ........161 Relurn yardage 84 Passes Punts Fumbles lost 0 Yards penalized 11 II ltd 70 3-14-0 .1 15 The winning tally came on a 38-yard from reserve quarterback Garnet Phelps to sophomore halfback Jon Staggers, who caught the ball while falling into the end zone. appearance in the game was prompted by a jarring tackle on starting quarterback Gary Kom- lllllliltlllilltlillllltlMi.IMIHtllllllliltllllHIIIIIMIIHId brink that sent him to the bench briefly. But that brief time was long enough to give the Tigers the win. Komhrink had had little success in his passing efforts, most of the time coming clo.ser to hitting one of the 56,400 fans than he did to his own receivers, but till Downs Fail Bob Praises Tiger Defense By BOX FORSYTHE Columbia, Mo. one as a little tougher on Cornhusker coach Bob Devaney said Saturday after four years atop the Big Eight was officially ended.

still had the opportunity to tie for the championship now he observed after the Nebraska Big Eight mark fell to 3-3. think come hack. 1 don't think these kids are the kind who will he pointed out. The comeback effort will be a tough assignment with league-leading Oklahoma coming to Lincoln Thursday for a nationally televised contest. Devaney, in analyzing the contest, noted that it was a case of defense being too tough.

Kiiil rrpiiiPiidou; ends were very tough to run outside of and their whole line did a tremendous he said of the Tigers. pass rush was real good and just as good as covering the receivers he added. The Nebraska coach was again disappointed at his inability to pick up short yardage on fourth down. The Huskers were stopped short when trying for a little over a yard at the Missouri 17 in the opening minutes of the second half. overestimated the strength of our running game all year.

used to being able to got that short yardage, but we been able to this he said. thought we could make he said when questioned about the decision to run, right now I suppose it was a mistake to tried to get quicker outside pressure on it in the second half and I think we stopped it pretty well except for that last time when they ran it and kept us from getting the he said. figured we had to stop their running game he said of the Missouri attack. had guys around Staggers on the touchdown pass, but he took the ball away. Other than that the Missouri passing game hurt he said.

Dennis Set Mark, Not Knoiving Dad Died Nebraska end Dennis Richnafsky set a school pass reception mark Saturday against Missouri, not knowing his father had died Friday. Charles Richnafsky, 51, died in the Pa. Richnafsky called coach Devaney explained NU sports information director Don Bryant. told Devaney her husband had died, but she want Dennis to know about it because she wanted him to be able to play and try to break the school record The 6-0, 189-pound senior was told about his death after the game. He was scheduled to leave for Clairton Sunday morning, but as expected to be back for Thanksgiving a clash here with Oklahoma.

Richnafsky hauled in two passes against the Tigers giving him 33 for the season and breaking the record of 32 set by Freeman White in 1965. 145. Phelps was a bit more effective. Trailing 7-3 as the i a 1 quarter started, Missouri got its chance when Jay Wallace, who had kicked a 45-yard field goal in second quarter, partially blocked a Dana Stephenson punt, giving the Tigers the ball at the Nebraska 37. filling in for tlie shaken Komhrink, fired an incomplete pass, then Staggers was thrown for a one- yard loss by A1 Larson.

With a third and 11 at the NT' 38, Phelps faded to dundas 3 ournal and $lar fe? Fall 6esf Read in Sparte Is the Sport tied Doaiie Ready LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, NOV. 19. 1967 12 PAGES SECTION of pass, evading an NU tackier. and fired a long toss toward the end zone with Staggers gathering in the bali as he fell into the end zone just ahead of Larson, Most Disappointing covering. When Wallace added the extra point.

Missouri had a 10-7 lead with 14:01 remaining in the contest which as tar from over. The Husker Black Shirts, who had shut out three straight foes, turned ball over to the NU offense four times in the final quarter, but that offense was at its lowest point of the because of a tough Missouri defense. The Tiger defense held Nebraska to only 11 yards rushing, the lowest in Bob coaching tenure at NU, but much of this was a result of a great Missouri pass rush that threw NU quarterbacks Patrick and Ernie Sigler for repealed losses while they were trying to pass, losses that are charged against rushing yardage. The Husker offensive line was completely overmatched against the defensive forwards in final quarter with Patrick scrambling for his life throughout the fourth quarter and nearly losing It on By DON FORSYTHE Columbia, 21 tackles Nebraska linebacker Barry Alvarez had a good day Saturday, but the senior standout best typified the disappointment which surrounded the Cornhu.skers after their 10-7 setback at the hands of Missouri. was the worst felt in he said in reply to a question about his reaction to the 38-yard touchdown pass by the Tigers.

has to be the most disappointing loss. If have won this have a chance for the championship and a bowl trip. I thought we were good enough to play in a he pointed out. He described the Tigers, who punched out 140 rushing yards a de- which had limited eight previous foes to an average of 51.4 yards as the best running team the Huskers have met, came right at he said. The Tigers came hard on defense, too.

I'hey stayed in a seven or eight-man line most of Pfffl M' 0 MU How Scored Time left First Quarter Orduna pass from Patrick 7:30 Bomberger, placement Second Quarter Wallace, 4.5-yard Field Goal Fourth Quarter 38-yard pass from Phelps 14:01 Wallace, placement Nebraska 7 0 0 7 Missouri 0 3 0 4:48 10 OHtlllllllllllllllllllllllMllllllllifllltlllltllllllllllliltlli the way and all of said center Roger Kudrna, were big and quick and played off our blocks real well. They have to be the best defense Guard Mel Brichacek noted that the MU linebackers were all the on the pass rush. Sophomore halfback Joe Orduna said that his 34-yard touchdown catch came on a broken pattern, was supposed to go down 10 yards and break away for the flag, but instead I cut back behind the defensive he said. saw the ball all the way, caught It, and cradled it. I even know I was in the end he explained.

The Huskers had less success in the air after the first quarter touchdown. never seen a team rush like that in my said halfback Ben Gregory. Quarterback Frank Patrick. who missed a portion of the fourth quarter after being knocked out when thrown for a loss by the Tigers, termed the Mizzou rush use Rallies For 21-20 Victory Statistics First downs Ru.shiHK yardage yardage Return yardage Pa.sse.s Fumbles lost Varda penalized 1 I. A 17 4,1 30! 151 lfi- 27-1 7 44 0 32 1 Stia 202 11 178 1-H-l 8-11 I one occasion.

Patrick wa.s thrown losses totaling 35 yards while trying to pass Huskers to a comeback victory and was knocked unconscious when thrown for a 10-yard loss at his own 12. Gompilcd from News Wires Los Angeles The Rose Bowl are in good hands. UCLA coach Tommy Prothro said Saturday after Southern California turned O. J. 64-y a fourth period touchdown run and an extra point kick into a 21-20 victory over the top- ranked Bruins.

Richnafsky already owns the NU career record for pass receptions with 61, the Big Eight single game record with 14 and the school single game mark for pass reception yardage with This 10-yard loss stopped the Huskers after taking the kickoff following the Missouri touchdown, but the Black Shirts soon got the ball back. On the second play after Stephenson had kicked the ball out of bounds at the Missouri 47. Tiger halfback Ron McBride m- bled and Marv recovered at the NU 44. With Ernie Sigler running the team, the Huskers moved to a first down at the Missouri 45. staying on the ground, then two plays later, Sigler passed and Roger Wehrli intercepted for the Tigers, giving Missouri possession at the Tiger 39.

Again the Black Shirts came through, forcing Missouri to punt from its own 32 after officials marched off a 15-yard penalty and tossed giant 275-pound tackle Russ Washington out of the contest for threatening to swing at a Husker. Steve punt put the Huskers in a hole at their own 7 and Patrick lost four, trying to pass. Two plays later Stephenson punted, giving Missouri the ball at the NU 29. But again the Black Simpson gained 147 yards in the second half after being held to 30 in the first half and led coach John Kay to point out that the junior halfback always performs better in the second half. great runners have to get warmed up before they play McKay declared.

1 know is we be here without But Simpson raved about the performance of UCLA quarterback Gary Beban, who threw for 301 yards and, like Simpson, is a top Heisman Trophy candidate. give the Heisman Trophy on the basis of one game and Beban had a good Simpson said. I'he ultimate verdict came on a routine extra point kick by Rikki who most came out as the goat of the contest because of two poor punts, one of i helped set up first touchdown. Southern California earned its second straight trip to the Rose Bowl as the Pacific Eight Conference champion before a crowd of 90,772 at the Memorial Coliseum and a national television audience of millions more. Few of the spectators left before the final minute when Beban again went to the controls deep in his own territory.

He got the Bruins up to his own 42 but with time running out the Bruins drew a penalty when Beban was called for intentionally grounding the ball. The fired up Trojans continued to harass Beban and he was thrown for a loss when the gun sounded. UCL.V had been undefeated and the only tarnish was a 16-16 tie with Oregon State. I'he victory over was Southern final game of the season and left them with an 8-1 record for the season. 12 run 7 (1 7 6 7 7 0 7 21 Pdsi interception t'( (il rCLA kick) I S( ashman 55 (Aldridjie kick) 1 SC Simpson 1,1 run (Aldridse kick) I I.A karmei pasa (rom Beban (Andru.svi.hyn kick) I I.A Nutiall 21 pass (rum Beban (k)ck tai'ed) I SC simjison (it run (Aldridse kick) 80,772.

Sooners Edge KU, 14-10 By RILEY HALL Norman, Okla. If you like oranges, you missed a golden opportunity here Sat -1 urdav afternoon. Oklahoma fans, eager to accept an Orange Bowl bid should it be offered Monday, pelted the Sooner gridiron following the Oklahoma 14-10 come-from-b i nd victory over Kansas. 20 and rolled to the four. Warmack took 14 plays to move Oklahoma to the 30 alter Steve Owens picked up three first downs during the drive with hard running over the middle of the Kansas defensive line. Ruahinu yardage yardage Return yardage Passes Fumbles Yards i)enalized Statistics Kansas Oklahnina 14 187 4 12R 8 12-0 8-16 I) 37 IB 11)0 128 78 12 21-2 9-38 0 B5 Oklahoma, trailing 10-7 with only 1:37 remaining, put together a fantastic drive which began on its own four and ended with a 30-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback Bob Warmack to Steve Zabel. Kansas had put the Sooners deep in their own territory following a 57-yard punt by Don Shanklin that hit at the With a little over a minute remaining, Zabel faked to the inside and then outdistanced his defender, Tommy Ball, to the end zone. The pass from Warmack was just over his right shoulder and he tucked it tight to his chest for the winning touchdown. The game cinched Oklahoma at least a tie for the Big Eight Conference title. Although not a sellout, 58,300 were on hand at Owen Field with representatives from both the Orange Bowl and the Sugar Bowl in attendance.

The So 0 touchdown play was called down from the press box by Coach Barry Switzer, Oklahoma head coach Chuck Fairbanks explained following the game. It was the same play used by Oklahoma in defeating 7-0 two weeks ago and also brought a 76-yard scoring play last week in a 52-14 whacking of lowal State. had been hitting and hitting otf tackle; we just faked off tackle and Fairbanks explained. pleased me that when we had our back to the wall with 96 yards to go, we had enough character to get that the Sooner coach said. had a real good effort, but we just execute well today.

2 they used a little different defense that we Zabel said in reference to the slow start. we realized all we were working for was going down the drain we went to Kansas coach Pepper Rodgers was In a mood of anger and bitterness in Kl dressing room after the loss, and the oranges were the cause of it. Steve Zabel, who caught the game-winning touchdown, said just glad we won. I would have been just as happy if somebody else had caught the pass because we just wanted to win. finally woke up and realized we were Moore All-State Continued on Page 2C, Col.

8 1 Page 2C love to have oranges thrown at me and my Rodgers commented bitterly. real big- time college he continued. whether any of the oranges hit him. Rodgers said. not going to answer that.

not going to give them (the fans) the satisfaction of knowing. 1 just told the official that I like the orange throwing and going to write a letter about it a I to Big Eight he said. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiniiiiiiiiiriiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiitiitfitiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiitiiiintiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiitiiutiiiiiniiitiiiiiiiiiiiiuil Continued on Page 3C, Col. 3 -1.

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