The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 24, 1967 · Page 27
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"wm »•'wnr'-wTr-irwTrTr'Wii 1 How To Punish A Sooner ! individual Statistics Pridoy, Novtmbif 24, 1967 THp iJwcolt» Mtmr gì Nebraska r'laviT Patrick (ireirnry Orduna r>«vl* Plaver Patrick <;regory Player iiregory Penney Drduna Madiiififi Blchnafaky Player Ktepkenaon !>!«• 2d 3 1 7 RISMPkO Alt. oain 7 3 11 1« fi in 17 134 PASslNii Att. Compì, tntc. -10 J? 4 I 0 0 PA.SS RKtKIVINti No. Vd*. k 3 3 PPXTING 120 37 3.» 7fi 23 Pla.ver Laraaji Player Orduna T'la.\er Warmack Khott* Hinton Owen* No. 3 ri'NT RLTtRN.A No. fi KK hOkP RPTIRN.H No, 2 Oklahoma RPAHINO Att. Gain Net •32 13 9 127 Vdf. aki 0 11» 1 « « 0 0 27 Ad*. «4 VH*. 2» NU Backs OU As Bowl Pick . . . SOONERS GOOD BIG 8 REPRESENTATIVE, HUSKERS CLAIM .32 27 fi!» M P.ASSINT. Player Aft, Compì Warmack M 13 PA.-NH RECEIVINO Pla.ver No. Hinton .*> Za be I .5 M. Harper 3 riNTING Player Wheeler Player Huitnn J'layrr Hinton PINT RETIENS KKKOFE RETPRNS Lo*a 29 I 0 n Intc, 0 Ad*. .5.1 4t 32 No. • No. i Pla.ver P.arrett M Harper PA.HS INTl.RC. No. 2 No. .1 1 Net .1 3fi fil 26 A’d*. 12 » TT) (t n 0 Ave. 39 Vd*. 6 Vd%. 53 A'd*. Start With Pass By Patrick . . . ■ ■ ■ m wrm ;; Big Eight | ■Workouts; Kansas State Manhattan. Kan. EfV—Kan­ sas State University’s football team went through a light, 75-minute workout this morning in their final practice before meeting Oklahoma State this Saturday at , Stillwater. Coach Vince Gibson .said the drills for the Wildcats were held this morning to enable the players to watch I Thanksgiving Day football games and enjoy their Thanksgiving dinner. Gibson said the week’s practices have been good ones. He said he wasn’t optimistic about the Oklahoma State game, but added: “If AAc show a little enthusiasm we could give them a good game. The K-State football squad will leave by charter bus Friday for Stillwater. Kansas •LawTcnce, Kan. i.?5 — The Kansas football team wrapped up its last practice of the season Thursday, and Coach Pepper Rodgers was asked what it will take to beat Missouri here Saturday. •“Score more points,” Rodgers replied succinctly. ’ The Jayhawks concentrated on checking play assignments and working on goal line offense and defense during the one-honor drill. Rodgers called the Missouri game “a big game for both of us — win, lose or djaw.” • ! Missouri Columbia, Mo. (iP) — Missouri wound up preparations today for its season-ending football game with Kansas at Lawrence Saturday by holding a mid-day review of all phases of the game. Defensive tackle Curtis Jones and Larry Lang, a second-unit defensive ha It back, were the only players who did not practice. Jones has been marked off the travel roster because of a sprained knee. The squad will hold a brief limbering-up drill Friday morning, then depart by bus for Kansas City in the early afternoon. hr AH PHI »TO Certain Notches I PBA Meet Lead > Camden, N J. 0?i -- Jimmy ' Certain of Huntsville, Ala., averaged 231 to take the first round lead Thursday in the Professional Bowlers .Association’s $30,500 Camden Open. Certain totaled 1.388 for the opening six games. Starting with 210 and 181 games, Cer- ' lain then shifted into high gear with pin falls of 228, 254, 247 and 268. Ted Hoffman of Philadelphia was second with 1,354 and Carmen Salvino of Chicago was third at 1,331. By TOM HKSnFRSON Star Sports Writer ”1 think they'll represent the Big Eight pretty well.” Nebraska defensive tackle Jim McCord said of the Oklahoma team he had just faced. ‘T think they and Missouri are the best teams. They played us the best anyway,” II u s k e r quarterback Frank Patrick echoed McCord’s words. ‘‘They’ve got a real good football team.” he said. “They Impressed me offensively more than they did defensively, but Ave can’t take anything away from their defense because we couldn't move on the ground against them.” Despite this respect for the Sooners, the Cornhu.sk- ers never felt they were out of the game, although, “I knew we couldn't win it at 14-13,” Nebraska halfback Ben Gregory said speaking of the Huskcrs’ halftime margin. “Before we could win it, I knew we had to get another score.” “We fell we had come from behind and we had some bad breaks and we had overcome them,” Ne- NU OFFENSE SETS RECORDS I Nebraska’s offense .set two records Thursday with the 290 passing yards, bettering the mark of 253 set against i Iowa State in 1951 and the : 1.547 passing yards for the season bettering the 1966 record of 1,417. The NU rushing defense also set a record, holding foes to 675 yards for the season, well under the record of 1,125 iin 1963. braska safety Marv Mueller offered, “so we felt we were in pretty good shape to go on and score some more points.” Ilusker center Roger Kudrna came out of the Oklahoma game with a lot of respect for teammate Wayne Meylan, the all-,\merlca middle guard whom he worked against in spring drills. Kudrna spent the afternoon opposite Meylan’s rival for all-.Amcrica honors. Granville Liggins, who has received much publicity comparing the two middle guards. “I was glad 1 was against Liggins instead of Meylan today,” Kudrna said, “because Meylan is strong as well as quick. He was pretty q u i c k,” Kudrna observed, “but he wasn’t as strong as I thought he was ” Kudrna thanked his guards, Joe Armstrong and Mel Brichacck, for helping him to contain Liggins most of the day. “They made me look pretty good today,” he said. Meylan, however, had gained some respect for OU quarterback Bob Warmack. “I hit him quite a few times.” Meylan said, “and he still didn’t get shook.” Ben Gregory, who saw more duty as a pass receiver Thursday then he has all year, commented “T h e game plan just turned out that way.” Quarterback Patrick said that It wasn’t the game plan to throw so much — The Huskcrs threw the hall II times — hut “as the game progressed we saw our receivers were getting open and that’.s the way we were getting yardage.” Gregory caught eight passes for 120 yards including a nine-yard touchdown pass for the fir.st Husker score. .V big fatlor in the .Sooner victory was Iheir ability to I’ome up with the big third down play. “They had (juite a fewr third down plays with long yardage.” Meylan recalled. “I’d look back and they’d catch the ball. It was kind of discouraging.” The Lineups Nebraska OFFKNSE End*—Morrison, Toplllf, Rlchnafsky, Penney Tackle»-Patterson, IWaney. Taiicher Guard*~Brichacek. William*, Arm- atronK. Ashman < enters—Kudrna, Buda guarterback*—Patrick. .Sisler Halfbacks—Gregory. Orduna Fullbacks—Davis DEFF.NSK Ends Wynn. .lanik. \voho, Zimmer Tackle*-Patton, Meagher, Meford. Drakuhch Middleguard»- Meylan. Galbraith Linehacker»~Al\ arez. Kobza, Gedde*. Kuehl ( nrnerback* I.arson, Fiala, Haw kin*. SlefrhenHon .Safeties-Best. Reeves. .Mueller, Hartman Oklahoma OFFENSE End*. Zahel, Killingsvvorth Tatkle*. Rigby. Maccham. Kalsu Guards I-ancaster, Mendenhall Centers—CTaig Ouartcrbacks Warmaik, Burgar Tailback*—.Shotu. Owen* Winghaik Hinlon, DcBo.e fullback- Harper. Batdride* DEFENSE F.nd.s Koller. Files, Frazer Tackles—Passo, Posllck, Titswnrih Nosecuard—Liggin*. Crutchmer l.inebat ker*—Goodwin. Pfimmer Monster Hariier G. Nelson Halfbacks—Siensrud, Pearce, Stephenson, Gravson Safeties - Barrett, Gargle STAR PHOTO HERE I AM . . . Husker Tom Penney reaches for pass. Arrow points to splint protecting his broken finger. OU Believes In 4th-Quarter Fortunes STAR PHOTO Put Gregory On Receiving End . . . By JOHN HINES Star Sports Writer “I’m just extremely thankful to win,” said Oklahoma coach Chuck Fairbanks in a tumultuous Sooner dressing room after the 21-14 victory over Nebraska that clinched the Big Eight championship for OU. “It’s been a great team attitude and nothing else,” Fairbanks said of the Sooner season which now stands 8-1, pending a final regular- season date with Oklahoma State and Orange Bowl tussle with Tennessee. “These guys have worked hard and tried to improve all season long.” It may have been a final season effort all wrapped in one quarter as far as strong-side tackle Bob Kalsu was concerned. The 221- pound senior, rated as perhaps the best blocker in the Sooners’ interior offensive line, said, “We always believe in that fourth quarter. If we can stay close enough, we feel like we can win. “We gotta lotta big breaks right off the bat, but they did a real job of coming back. Patton (Jerry) and McCord (Jim) are two of the best tackles I've ever played against; they w ere, real strong and hard to move and Nebraska has a lot better team than their record indicates. “They completed more passes than we thought they would and our defense broke down a couple of times, which was areal turning point for them. “We set this goal of the Big Eight championship last season and it was a real good team effort for us. I thought it was Nebraska’s best game.” Big tight end Steve Zabel made the key block on Eddie Hinton’s 23-yard pitchout run for the winning touchdown. He. Hinton, and Kalsu readily described the play. “I didn’t really make a good block; I just got in his way,” Zabcl said of the block on the Nebraska halfback which freed Hinton at the 15. After firmly securing the knot in his tie, Hinton revealed that the Nebraska right defensive end “was crashing in time after time as we were trying and trying to run off tackle. So we went with the pitchout on the outside and with help from Steve I made it.” Kalsu also mentioned fullback Mike Harper made Sr\U PHOTO Rick Goodwin First To Feel Sting . . . Courtney Leads Puerto Rico Open San Juan (if) — Chuck Courtney of La Jolla, Calif., shot a 5-under-par 67 Thursday to tie the course record and take the lead after the first round of the $19,000 Puerto Rico Open golf tournament. Courtney went out in 33 and back in 34. Three players tied for second place with two-under 70s. They were Mike Souchak, former Duke football star, Ross Coon Jr., of Andover, Mass., and Egard Davis, of Milwaukee, Wis. .\rt Wall, of Honesdale, Pa. the 1%5 winner, Wilf Home- nuik of Hallendale, Ha., and Vince Sullivan of Edison, N.J., were tied at 71. -RECORD CROWD EXPECTED- Miami To Test Notre Dome Miami, Fla. Lf) Shunned by the home-town Orange Bowl committee, the Miami Hurricanes will gain a measure of satisfaction tonight by shattering the bowl’s attendance record in a crucial meeting with Notre Dame. A c r 0 w d topping 77,000, I more than the Orange Howl ’ ever attracted for its .New i I Year’s Day game, is in prospect as Miami shoots for its seventh straight victory and the Top Ten. For Notre Dame, the battle is equally important. Unable to take bowl bids, the Irish aim only for national recognition, and they’ll be fighting to improve their No. 6 ranking. The 76,400-seat stadium has been sold out for some time and l,2(K) to 1,400 bleachers will be erected among the palm and orange trees in the open east end of the stadium to catch the overflow. Miamai coach Charley Tate had hoped the Orange Bowl officials would wait until after his game with Notre Dame, but the bowl committee moved out Monday to take Tennessee and Oklahoma at the first possible opportunity. “Well, we’ll have our own bowl game Friday,” said : Tate. I He may, in fact, have two ; of them. A victory over the ; Irish likely would assure an- I other sellout for the Dec. 9 ; finale with state rival Flor' ida. The last time Miami met 1 Notre Dame in 1965». the teams struggled lo a score less deadlock, and this year’s Hurricane defense is believed to be stronger than that one. In the last four games, Pittsburgh. Auburn, Virginia Tech and Georgia Tech failed to cross the Miami goal on the ground. Only two touchdowns were given up to the four teams, one on a pass and one on a punt return. Notre Dame, fully aware of this savage defense against rushing, almost certainly will come out passing, “I think they’ll throw at i least 50 per cent of the time,” said Miami’s defensive coach I Otis Mooney. “I could hardly I see anybody basing their game plan on knocking our I defensive line out of there.” a good block that got Hinton loose and said Eddie, “really turned on the steam and gave it everything he had,” as another kind of steam, the shower variety, could be heard amidst the “Boomer Sooner” chant led by tailback Ron Shotts at the other end of the room. “Our defense won t h e game for us.” Zabel thought. “We never did let our defense off the hook and our holding Nebraska was the key to our victory. I think Meylan is a hcckuva ballplayer and their tackles were exceptionally strong. We felt we couldn’t run Inside them and had to throw it in order to move that ball.” “.Nebraska’s the kind of club we like to play,” said linebacker Don Pfrimmcr, a ringleader in the Sooner defensive effort, praising the Cornhuskers’ effort. “They played their hearts out and were dangerous on their delay passes and cross patterns.” After the crowd had thinned and Fairbanks finished dressing in the coaches’ room, the first- year coach said, "1 was scared to death of their passing game. Our defense never really did stop it but I thought we did do a good job against their running game. “The one pass they were Iia\ ing so much success with was the one hitting the receiver between our linebacker and monster man and that was the type of pass that Harper intercepted to save it for us. “Right at the end we got some good punting from Wheeler, which we felt we had to have, for they’re so strong that we felt good field position for us was extremely important. D a v i .s and Gregory did a great job and Ihcir quarterback d i d an outstanding job. Their interior defensive line was exceptional and so i.s Meylan. “For us, I thought Warmack. Hinton, Barret t, Pfrimmer and Koller a 11 played real fine games.” “We just kept our cool.” Kalsu finished, and Hinton added, “We just had to stick with what we were doing, for if you try to change you play the way they want you to and their defense was as good as we’ve faced all year. Yeah, man, they were tough!” STAR rHOTO .sl\R I'HOTO . ^ . Richnafsky (82) Blocks Barrett (35) . . . ... Finally, Jnd Of The Upe Jf n ^

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