The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 24, 1967 · Page 25
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 25

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Friday, November 24, 1967
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frìdov, Novembtr 7i. T>67 The l.lm-oln S<nr « SOONER RALLY TRIPS NU ! 14 SPORT SIGNALS .A. fi By Hai Brown Sports Editor, The Star Fourth'Period TD Blunts Upset Bid missing another while wondering Turkey Day Notes Turkey Day notes compiled while Thanksgiving Day dinner at home and whether another Christmas will be spent away from home, all of which could depend on what that big headline on this page says: From the I wished 1 had said that department comes this one from the pen of Blackie Sherrod of the Dallas Times Herald on the NCAA bylaw forbidding contact between bowl people and college teams until the third Monday in November: "History doesn't record the originator of this rule. Probably >iother (loose. You might as well sit Doris Day around a Palm Desert pool, point a finger and tell her not to freckle. Or pass a law forbidding a sophomore to peck at the redhead at the next desk and wonder how she looks in a bikini." Summing up 2-8-P Iowa State's lurk this season, assistant coach Dick Scesniak moaned. "We could go in for a blessing and they'd probably run out of holy water." Tougher To Go Unbeaten As any coach knows, it's becoming tougher to go unbeaten in football these days. Only Wyoming did it this year, and only Alabama did it in 1966. By contrast, four major teams made it in 1965 and three in 1964, .Syracuse coach Ben .Schwarf/.w alder, discussing a player's blocking abilitv, explained, "He avoids people very well. In fact, he was so unsuccessful at blocking that I was beginning to think blocking was illegal." With a 36-19 victory over Mi.ssouri at Holla well in hand, Northwest Missouri State coach Ivan Schottel decided to give his seniors one last chance to play together. So he sent them in all 14 at once. On their one play together, 240-pound offensive tackle Larry Matiyow switched to defensive safety and intercepted a pass. It was nullified by the obvious infraction, of course, but 14 seniors had fun in the final moment of glory. Texas A&M Seeks Gambler After Texas A Sc M had lost six straight pre-game coin flips this season, coach Gene Stallings vowed, "Next >ear, we're going to recruit a gambler." Oklahoma trainer Ken Hawlinson after seeing Missouri's football team observed, ".lust look at the si/.e of their shoulders, arms and legs. They are. next to Notre Dame’s team of last year, the finest looking group of specimens I’ve ever seen on a college team." Oklahoma coach Chuck Fairbanks, recalling what he was thinking about in the Colorado game when the Buffs punted the ball out of hounds on the OF one-yard line with the .score still tied, explained, "I was thinking it looked like we had a long way to go." Hitting All Corners Billy Martin, the former Yankeess .second ba.scman under Casev Stengel, retails one clubhouse meeting in which Casey decided to get a slap at all segments of the team for having lost a couple or three games in a row. "Ole Case got up tm his chair and began preaching," .Martin remembers. "He said, i know some of you guys like to fool around with girls . . . but if you can’t fool them by 12, you're not going to fool them by 2 (a.m.), so you might as well go to bed. *.\nd 1 know some of you guys like to have a few drinks, hut I tried that in my younger days and I can guarantee you that you can’t drink those bars dry, so there's no sense in going on all night. ‘Theu we got some Wheaties and milk guys on this team, but vou guys don't have any guts when you get on the field, so I’d suggest to you guys that you go out tonight, ha\e a double shot and fool around with the girls.’ By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor Nebraska, with a slice of Oklahoma’s Orange in its mouth, had it jerked away by a fourth quarter Sooner touchdown as OU handed the Buskers their fourth loss of the season, 21-14, Thursday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. .lust as the Huskers were about to put a blight on the Sooners* record going into the Orange Bowl, Oklahoma found a cure when a short Dana .Stephenson punt gave them the hall at t h e NF 33. trailing 11-13. Oklahoma needed only four plays to get into I h e end zone with Bob Warmack hitting .Steve Zabel with an 11-yard pass on a third and 10 play that gave the Sooners a first down at the 22. Eddie Hinton, a Negro halfback who claims he got his speed while running through the White section of Meridian, Miss., as a youngster, then took a pitchout from Warmack and skirted left end into the end zone to put the Sooncr.s in front by 19-14. Oklahoma chose to go for two points, meaning the Huskers would have to score a touchdown and a two-point conversion to win, and made it with tailback Ron Sholts passing to Zabel in tite end zone. But the Huskers weren’t yet through, coming back to get into Oklahoma territory five times in the final 14 minutes after falling behind. However, just as had happened all year for the Huskers, mistakes proved costly with a Dick Davis fumble stopping a drive at the Sooner 29, a Frank Patrick pass interception stopping another threat at the Oklahoma nine and another pass interception ending a chance at the OF 49. Patrick came up with a sackful of records on the Thanksgiving Day afternoon, but his four pass interceptions put a damper on the record thrills. The sophomore quarterback set five Nebraska passing records, previously held ★ ★ ★ How They Scored M CU Tim» Lift 14 19 14 31 Nrhraska iiklahoma How Sinr»d Firtt ttuart»r 1 Vifhon. 20 ri»lrt gnal •» .'^hotta. I ru!t Vachon. piaiement ''»rnrwl 4)uart»r Vaton. 43 field go«! Gregory, 9 pa*« from Patrick Hornberger, placement Patrick. 1 run Bomhcrper. placement Pnnrth Quarter Hinton, 22 run Zabel, paiR from .Shotla 0 14 0 0- 14 10 % 0 A-21 It 49 1:21 13.19 ft 23 0 49 14:13 by Bob Churchich in 1966. His 40 attempts, 22 completions and 290 yards were all single game marks, pushing him to season records of 233 attempts and 1,479 yards, an all-time high for a sophomore In the Big Eight. His 116 completions for one season was only one shy of the Husker standard set hy Churchich. The Huskers. who had vowed to go down fighting in their bid for a fifth straight Big Eight title, went down fighting once again Thursday, battling back from a 13-0 second quarter deficit to take a 14-13 halttime lead as 60,048 Memorial Stadium fans plus a national TV audience were kept in their seats until the very end. Oklahoma opened the game in a manner that had people thinking it might be a good day to switch channels and watch the pro games on other networks. When .loe Orduna fumbled after returning the Opening kickoff to the Nebraska 26, the Sooners moved to the three-yard line before being stopped by the Husker Black Shirts. Mike Vachon trotted onto the field and kicked a 20- yard field goal for a 3-0 Sooner lead with only 3:11 gone in the game. Several moments later, a short Stephenson punt gave Oklahoma the ball at the NU 47 and the Sooners moved to the score in nine plays, coming up with two big plays by Bob Warmack on second down and long yardage situations to keep the drive alive. With a second and 19 at the NF 47, Warmack snaked his way for 11 yards and two plays laler with a second and nine at the NF 3.5, (he tiny quarterback bit Eddie Hinton with an 18-yard pass play, pulling the hall at the 17. Staying on the ground the rest of the way, Warmack gave the ball to Shotts for the final yard and Vachon added the conversion for a 10-0 margin with 1:21 left in the first quarter. .\ Hat rick fuml lc that w as recovered by nose guard Granville Liggins at the NU 31 set up another field goal ★ ★ ★ Team Statistics Fir*t rlown* Itushins .vard:»c* Passine yatflas» R»turn yardas» Passes Punts Pumhlcs lost Yards penalized OkUhnina .Nebraska Ifi 21 l.'t Vil V.:9 25k* !*•, n Ih O ■’itl-4 II 19 13-27 1 .3 2.3 32 Sr.\KK PHOTO BY H\H.\Un nilKIM.VMS bv Va.-’hon, this one from the 33 with 13; 19 left in the half, giving the Soon­ er.s a 13-0 cushion. At this point, the Husker.s began their comeback bid. moving 7.1 yards In nine plays for the score. Halrick started the march with a 20-yard pass to doe Orduna and followed with a 12-yarder to Ben Gregory. With a fourth and one at the Sooner 34. Dick Davis slipped through the line and dashed 22 yards for a firvt down at the 12 Three plays later, Patrick hit Gregory with a nine- yardcr for the TD and the Huskers were back in the hall game. 13-7. with 8:23 remaining in the first half. Nebraska drove 80 yards In 11 plays for (he go-ahead touchdown when Bill Bom- herger added hl.s second sueeessfiil placement kick. Patrick again went to the air to start the drive, hitting Gregory with a swing pass and the tough-running Husker senior and co-captain punished half a dozen Sooner tacklers on a 43- yard jaunt beiorc being stopped at the Sooner 37. A Patrick pass to Morri- .son moved the ball to t h e 23 and Davis put it at t h e 12 on a draw play. After two incomplete passes. Dennis Hichnafsky made a diving catch of a Patrick pass for a first down at the one and two plays later Patrick sneaked into t h e end zone with 48 seconds left before intermission. Hinton fumbled the kickoff and Harry Meagher recovered for the Huskers at the Oklahoma 28. Patrick passed to Morrison for 15, then hit Tom Penney in the end zone for an apparent touchdown, hut the Huskers were penalized for illegal procedure and a Bom- herger field goal attempt from the 26 on the next niay failed, leaving the Huskers with a 14-13 halftime advantage. The two teams played hall control through t h e third quarter before Stephenson’s short punt from the Husker 12 gave the Sooners their winning opportunity and they took advantage of it for t h e i r eighth win against only a 9-7 loss to Texas. Trailing 21-14, the Huskers moved from their own 20 to the Sooner 36 with a 31-yard Patrick to Gregory pass the big play. But then Davis, after gaining eight yards to the 29, fumbled and Gary Harper recovered for the Sooners. The Husker Black Shirts gat the ball back in four plavs and this time the Huskers drove from their own 32 to (he .Sooner 9 he- fore a Patrick pass was In- lercepled at the three hy fiarv Harper, The Black .Shirts forced Oklahoma to punt on third down and again the NU offense had a chance, starting at the Oklahoma 49. But on the iir.ri play, Patrick’s pas.s was intercepted by Steve liarrctt at the 11 and returned to the 18. Four plays later. Oklahoma was forced to punt again and the Huskers started at their own 33 with 4:93 left. A fourth and two play ended a yard short with Gregory being stopped at the or 35 with 2:12 left. But the Huskers still were not through The Black Shirts, as they had done so well all year, took the ball away again, forcing a punt with 48 seconds left, giving the NU of. fense the ball at the NU 30. Patrick hit Morrison with a 27-yarder to move t h e Huskers to the Oklahoma 43. A pas s to Gregory gained four with 32 seconds left and the Huskers were out of time outs. Three incomplete Patrick passes ended the Husker season with a 6-4 record, the worst mark since coach Bob Devaney came to Lincoln fr <m Wyoming in 1962. Whited Gets Win New Orleans '¿f^Dave Whited guided 8-1 shot Miracle Hill to a three-length victory in the Thanksgiving Handicap Thursday as the horse.s of Detroit’s Grissom family dominated the opening day of the 1967-68 Fair (Hound.s PREPARING TO THROW . . . Nebraska quarterback Frank Patrick maneuvers while scorching for a receiver as Dick Davis, left, ancf Mel Bricbacok, right, provide protection. -k ic -k Devaney: 'Sooners Not The Kind To Fold' Bv TO.M HFNDERSON much like they played Colo- four passes intercepted, two "they finally got their feel nafsky as the best end he has "Case took care of everyone little sermon," Martin concludes. on the club with that Combatting Delinquency Denver Broncos defensive captain and tackle Costa, recalling his adolescent days in Yonkers, offers: Dave N.Y., Star Sports Writer "T hat’s a good football team. They’re not the type that’s going to fold up," Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney said of the Oklahoma team which had just' rado—"Put the ball in the air.” "We made up our mind we were going to go out after them and throw- the bail," Devaney said. Both teams came out come from behind to defeat throwing with Nebraska’s his Huskers, 21-14. Thursday.Frank Patrick completing 22 "Defensively I think we played good football," Devaney continued. "If there w'as anything that was discouraging, it was not being able to stop their big third down plays." The Husker coach was "My dad had a good solution for keeping me and mv brothers out of trouble. Whenever we didn’t have anything to do and it looked like we might be heading for adventure, dad would take us down to the cellar. He’d pick up a barrel of nuts and holts, dump them on the floor and say, ‘separate them.’ Once in a while, he’d throw In a few washers just to e«mfuse the issue." And some final information you can hardly do without, courtesy of Hialeah Race Track officials, who claim they have never lost a horse player from a falling coconut. And for good reason because starting in late fall, a special crew dips the nuts and loose fronds from the hundreds of palms in the paddock, driveway and parking lots. -TRACK STARS INCLUDED- Negro Group To Boycott Olympics of 40 passes for 291) yards and the Sooners’ Bob Warmack going to the air 26 times for 13 completions and 129 yards. Devaney said that although he had his doubts about the game when the Hu.skers were Los Angeles A groiqi of Negro athletes, including two members of San J o s e State College’s world-record mile relay team, voted Thursday to boycott the 1968 Olympic Games. The vote taken of 200 participants in a Black Y o u t h Fonferenee was unanimous, a spokesman said. A short time earlier, a dis- which the Black Youth Con-i ference was being held. Prof. Harry Edwards of San Jose State, in announcing the decision to boycott t h e Olympics, said U.S. oppres- speaking about the many; dow-n 13-0 in the first half, he times the Sooners were bot -1 had faith that his team could tied up with third down and j come back, long yardage which the B I g i "These guvs have been Eight Conference champions down before," the Husker picked up repeatedly. coach pointed out. "T hey I Dev a n c y said that the were down 14-0 against Kani Huskers played Oklahoma sas State and we came back. J probably kept the folks watching on television happy and joyed," he joked. Once again a point of concern to the NU mentor w a s fumbling. “I think we gave at -1 them (he ball six times (actually seven) and they gave it back once," he observed. "That is something you can't do with a football team as good as Oklahoma." Nebraska lost the ball three times on fumbles and had in the Oklahoma end zone, while the Sooners lost only one tumble. Devaney said he thinks the 1967 Husker squad is as good as any football team he has had in his six years at Nebraska. "but there were some better teams in the conference." He added that the Husker victories over such good teams as Washington. Minnesota and Texas Christian earlier this year hear this out. "There aren’t too m any teams that’s going to win a championship with as many young players as we had." the Husker coach said, remembering that Nebraska lost more players through graduation last year than any other conference school. He said that "the kids were keyed up and went a little haywire," at the start of the game when Husker halfback •loe Orduna fumbled the opening kickoff, allowing Oklahoma to take a 3-0 lead on Mike Vachone’s field goal, hut on the ground and played good football.” Devaney praised backs Ben Gregory and Dick Davis for their strong running against the Sooners. "1 think Ben Gregory came back I h e last three games and played good football,” he said. season. Horses earrving the silks «*f the (irtssGms-brolhers T. .V. and .1. E.—-were victorious in j three of the nine races on the opening card. Whitted was astride ail of them. Miracle Hill began sluggishly in the six-furlong feature, which attracted a field of 11, but took command when Whited sent him to the inside in the upper stretch The 3-year-old Hillsborough e«ilt established a safe margin at the furlong pole and had no trouble beating off strong- finishing Cabildo. The winner was clocked In 1:11 over a fast track. H. Thomas, who went to post top-weighed wdth Di[>lomat Way at 121 pounds, finished third, a head behind Cabildo. .Miracle Hill, coupled in the betting with Khaled Hoad, who finished fourth, returned $17.60, S6 and $3 60. Cabildo paid $3.80 and $2,80. R. Thomas was $2.60 to show. Everybody Welcome He also cited Dennis Rich-! fensive play. seen play for the Huskers since the NU coach came to Nebraska. Devaney gave pats on t h e back 10 all-.\nicncan middle' when Michigan State guard Wayne Meylan, ' opened football practice thi.<; oacker Barry Alvcret: teekle fgn yg players, including .ferry Patton and safety Marv lettermen, were invited to practice. Mueller for their strong de- Cnmmunist party leader. : Although the 200 who Two youths were taken Into tended the meeting were stu- custody. No other injuries dents from universities and were reported. colleges of several western The fight occurred outside i states. Edwards said he h a .s the Second Baptist Church In. talked by telephone and writ- turbance involving 50 young sion of Negroes "is as bad as followers of militant Black that of South Africa. Power leader Ron Karenga and a small leftist group was quelled by police. Several shots were fired, and a man identified as Michael Lasky was beaten up by the mob before police arriving in 20 squad cars rescued him. Lasky has described himself as a local "America has to be exposed for what it is," he asserted. Edwards, an associate professor of so'dology who was instrumental in arranging the conference, said Negro ath- 'etcs m the United States have been exploited. Their plight, he said, would be taken to the United Nations. ten Negro athletes throughout the United States who have assured him that they will abide by tlie decision made Thursday. "This is Uncle Sam’s last chance," said Edwards. "We’re going to put this question before the world." Among athletes at the meeting were Lew .Alcindor. basketball star of University of California at Los .Angeles, teammate Mike Warren, and T 0 ni m i e Smith and Lew E vans, members of the wnrlcl-rccorrl mile *Tlay team I from San Jose State. W ■ a»:«: g Sports i I Menu I Saturday Bijj F.iifht Kat\.sa* State at (iklalfoma .Stat»: .Misvouii at Kai sas; t'oifn.nio at \ir KfiiiP. n.VSKITRM.L-JIK lloliflav Tourna- 'ipnl, Wahrfo: Nrlnaska .Iunior Colleg» . NorlolK. HOf'Kl'.V Omaha at YuKa. Sundiiy Big Eight Oklahoma 21. Nebra.ska 14 NFL I.o* Angeles 31, Detroit 7 ! Dallas 46. St. Louis 21 AFL Oakland 44, Kansas City 22 San DiCgo 21, Denver 2(i Other Colleges Texas A A M 10. Texas 7 Virginia Military 12, Vlrsjinia Teih 10 Toledo 52. Villanova 6 Hotsl'a 19. C. W. Post 0 Morri* Brown 21, Clark 11 \ir 5 tnia Cnion 27. Hampton Institid» 2<* Pre byterian 11. .Newlieriy if S { I'-oiina St. .lohnMin ('. .Smith h I-noir Rhvne Hi. ( afawlva 7 HOtM 4 TuKa at Omaha, 4k Sar Ben «1. M*i« HiH 6i Coliseum, 7 p.m. i 4pral«ehian 21, ttuiltord 19 I GOT YA . . . NU's Stephen son goes after OU's label. % /

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