The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 18, 1966 · Page 23
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jinurual anìi î?lar M-1 mm Sports Is the SpOff Red Wesleyan Wins ... 2C Buffs Upset... 3C Black Shirts Protect Win^ 14-10 Huskers Hold Off TCL To Corrall ’66 Opener By HAL BROWN Nebraska’s Black Shirts, given a 14-10 lead to protect, came through with a stellar defensive effort in the final half to get the Huskers off to a winning start over Texas Christian Saturday afternoon at Memorial Stadium. When the Husker offense bogged down in the second half after rolling up a 20783 statistical yardage edge in tlie first half for the 147 halftime margin, the NU Black Shirts had to come through to grab the victory. The S-carlet and Cream runners could produce only three first downs In the second half and turned the ball over to TCIJ five times on punts and a sixth time on a pass interception. Faced with the test of stopping the fastest offense they have faced in their collegiate careers with the exception of Alabama, the defensive lads of coaches George Kelly and Jim Ross passed the test, much to tlie relief of 60,974 fans. Lynn Senkbeil, the senior from Salina, Kan., led the defensive stand, but he had help from the likes of Wayne Meylan, Jerry Patton, and Langston Coleman. Statistics TCU Neb. First downs .............. U 17 Rushing yardage ... 10 184 Passing yardage ... 148 80 Passes 13-27 8-20 Passes intercepted by 2 2 Punts...........................5-3« 6 .3.3 Fumbles lost ........... 1 2 Yards penalized — 23 61 IIHIIIIIIIIIillllllllllllllliniiMIIIIIMIIMiilltllllllimilll Senkbeil personally saved the Huskers on three occasions, but on each occasion the offense failed, putting the load back on the shoulders of the Black Shirts, With the Huskers leading 14-10 and having been unable to move the ball since the halftime break, A1 Kuehl, who had a busy second half, punted to the TCU 43 with about seven min- minutes remaining in the game. .After the Horned Frogs had moved to the NU 2.5 in only six plays, Senkbeil put an end to that Texas Christian nonsense by falling on the ball when sophomore fullback Ross Montgomery fumbled. Nebraska took over at its own 26, but three plays later, they were only two yards farther upfield and Kuehl was called in again. This time TCU started at A Dandy Debut Nebraska’s Dennis Morrison stars in his first start, leaping to grab winning lO-yard touchdown pass from Bob Churchich in the second quarter. By Associated Press D 0 n n Clendenon brought ‘Pittsburgh from behind with a three-run homer in the eighth inning as the Pirates tightened the National League Pennant race with a .9-5 win over Los Angeles Sat- \urday. San Francisco stayed in the thick of things with a 6-4 win over New York, St. Louis edged Chicago, 6-5. Houston trimmed Philadelphia, 11-2, i and Atltanta edged Cincinnati,; 3-1, in other games. Clcndenon’s homer snapped an eight-game Dodger w i n- Kfiloff's Passing Boosts Wyoiniii" Air Force Academy, Colo. iJ^-Rick Kgloff’s crafty passing and scrambling running 10th inning which scored Wil- tered seven hits in Minneso- j got the job done Saturday in ta’s win over the Yankees, j Wyoming’s 13-0 football tri- Cleiidciion’s Homer Boosts Pirates Past Dodgers, 9-5 lie Mays ahead of him. Norm Miller and Rusty Staub each drove in three runs in Houston’s win over the Phils as the Astros broke loose for 17 hits. Orlando Cepeda was the hitting hero for the Cardinals as they stretched their w I n- ning string to seven. He lashed a two-run double In the eighth to spark a three- run rally. Felipe Alou, hit a home run, ; drove in another and scored a third as the Braves handled the Reds. ning streak and moved the In Ih® .Amei lean League Pirates to within two and a Minnesota stopped New York, balf games of the Oodgers. ’ 4-2; Chicago whipped Balti- Wiilie McCovey slammed more, 3-1; Cleveland defeat- three homers to lift the Gi- ed Detroit 6-2 and B o s t o n ants past the Mets. The last California, 3-1. was a two-im biast m tb«. boutbj^aw Jim Kaat icat- as a joining Sandy Koufax 24-game winner. Kaat, who has lost 10, singled during a four-run Twins rally in t h e sixth inning. The White Sox pulled off a triple play in the ninth inning as they derailed league- leading Baltimore. The loss was the sixth in the last eight games for the Orioles. Joe Azcue drove in four runs to support Steve Hargan’s four-hitter as the Indians snapped a six-game losing streak by defeating Detroit. Boston posted its fifth straight win as George Thomas and Carl Yastrzem- ski connected for solo homer«. umph over Air Force. The Cowboy quarterback; and co-captain passed for both touchdowns. Wyuinlnx 0 a • 7—W Air Fore® 0 0 0 0 Wyo-Lindsey. S3 pasi from Egloff Orick blocked) Wyo- Marlon, 14 paaa from Egloif fDa- Poymer kick) Attendance 27.ilj2. its 34 and two plays later, they were at their own 48. But again Senkbeil showed up with the TCU ball, this time on a pass interception at the Nebraska 40. The Husker fans by this time were beginning to think they were watching a mirror as three plays netted only four yards and here came Kuehl again, swinging his leg. By this time, with 1:50 remaining, It was becoming a question of whether the Huskers could continue to hang on long enough to get the game over before TCU came up with a b 1 g play. Senkbeil, who was every- w'here, again came up with the answer. Instead of dropping back to protect against the pass, the NU linebacker decided to p a y TCU quarterback P. D. Shabay a visit in Shabay’s backyard—17 yards into his backyard to be exact. And when Shabay decided he didn’t want the ball with Senkbeil dragging him toward the turf, officials decided he hadn’t had anyone in particular in mind as he tossed it away and an intentional grounding penalty moved the Horned Frogs deeper into a hole— at their own three-yard line with a second down and 30 yards to go situation. With fourth down and three yards to go from the TCU 30. Patton decided to help Senkbeil in his march against the Texans. The hefty defensive end got one of his big paws on an attempted lateral by Shabay and turned the bail back over to his offensive teammates at the TCU 25 with 37 seconds left. Two plays later the game ended with the third-ranked Huskers owning a sweaty 14-10 victory in a game that saw' them favored by 14 points. All the offensive action was packed into the first half Saturday with the second half being defensive showing. With quarterback Bob Churchich razor-sharp on his passing in the first half and with fat Harry Wilson and hefty Charlie Winters bowling over TCU defenders, the Huskers racked up 142 yards rushing and 65 passing in the first half en route to the two touchdowns. Unfortunately for Churchich. his receivers weren’t quite as sharp as he was. Churchich missed hitting his receivers square in the hands on only three of his 14 first half passes. He overthrew split end Dennis Richnafsky twice and completed one to Frank Horak, who happened to be wearing a TCU jersey. The remainder of his eight Incomplete passes went through or bounced off the hands of Husker receivers. Nebraska took a 7-0 lead the second time they got the ball, going 63 yards in nine plays to score with 4:53 left in the first quarter. The drive started at the Nebraska 37 with a p u n t from TCU. Churchich overthrew Richnafsky at t h e TCU 30, then handed off to Winters who bulled f o r seven yards and Ron Kirkland got 11 more for a first down at the Texas Christian 45. Five more yards by Kirkland and a 17-yard gallop Nebraska defensive ace Lynn Senkbeil sails into TCU quarterback P. D. Shabay. Betters 1965 Record Nervous Senkbeil Catches ’Em Now By CURT MOSHER Last year there were quips made to the effect that you could hand Lynn Senkbeil a compliment and he’d drop it. He was tempted to carry a football around the campus to learn how to hang on to it. It wasn’t that the cat-like .Nebraska senior linebacker was doing a bad job, He wasn’t. He could get to the pass and knock it down. He Just couldn’t hang on to it. •’Zero,” was his answer to how many aerials he intercepted all last year. He surpassed that figure Saturday by making a key steal with three minutes to play and his Cornhusker mates clinging to a 14-10 lead. And that came only two minutes after he had recovered a Texas Christian fumble. Then a couple of minutes later he deflected a pass by the TCU quarterback and helped force a grounding the ball penalty. TCU quarterback P. D. Shabay winces in pain after a hard hit knocked him out of the game temporarily. National Pet. nrbind ,.'»92 „•>74 .570 5.10 .110 .323 .4«;< .411 40» .356 1 » 9 10 16 23« i 27 35 H on Lott I.(M .Angeltf 87 60 Pittsburgh 85 63 San F'rancioco 85 64 Philadelphia 7» 70 St. I.0U1S 7» 70 Atlanta ..... 78 71 Cincinnati ...... 71 76 Houaton — 65 85 New York 61 88 Chicago 33 »6 Saturday's tiames Pittahurgh 9. Loo Angeles 5 San Francuco 6. New York 4, 10 In mngs St. Louis 6, Chicago 5 St. I.ouis 6. Chicago 5 Houston 11, Philadelphia 2 Atlanta 3, Cincinnati I Sunday’• Games Philadelphia <Jackson 14 14) at Los An geles <Osteen 16-11) Pittsburgh (Fryman U-8) at San Fran cisco (Marichal 22-6) .St. Louis (Jaster 10-5) at Chicago (Ellsworth 6-21) Cincinnati (Eliis 12-17) at AtlanU (John•on 13®) New York (McGraw 2-8 and Ryan 0-0) i at Houston (GtusU 13-13 and Bruce 2-13). 2 Arkansas Exteiideil By OSI Statistics First Downs Rushing % ardage Passing yardage Passes Pa.sses intercepted hy Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Okla HI ,4rk 15 12 151 HI 78 57 9 13 715 i i) 0 1 5-3.. 6-45 i 1I : 541 5-43 Quarter- Ameriran Baltimore Detroit Minnesota Chicago California Cleveland Kansas City Boston New York Washington Won 91 83 82 78 71 74 6» 69 66 66 lost 57 66 68 73 75 77 80 85 85 85 Pit. Rebind .615 ,557 .'»47 .517 .493 .490 .463 .44« .437 437 8* a 10 14'^ 18 18'» 22'k 25 26' » 26H Continued on Page 3C, Col. 1 ★ ★ ★ How They Scored Sports Slate TCI' Nebraska 0—10 0-11 Time l.eit Sunday Ix»cal Auto Racing— Super modifieds, Midwest Speedw'ay, 4600 No, 27th. 7:30 p.m. Motorcycle Race — Rainbow Chasers Benefit Race, Air Base Hoad off West 0. 1:30 p.m. TCl'-NU How .Scored First Quarter 0-6 Winters, 7 run 4:53 0-7 W'achholtz, placement Second Quarter 6-7 Smith, 2 pass from Shabay 10:43 7-7 Alford, placement 7-13 Morrison, 10 pass from Churchich 5:20 7-14 Wachholtz, placement Third Quarter 10-14 AUorda U fieht goal 6:07 Baturday’s Gamri Chicago 3. Baltimore 1 Cleveland 6, Detroit 2 MinneaoU 4. New York S Boston 3, California 1 Only garnet scheduled Aunday’s Games Cleveland (McDowell 8-8) at Detroit (McLain 19-12) Kansas City (Krauase 13 8 and Od^ 44) at Washington (Hanna 3 7 and Orega 1M2>. continuation of suspended game of Sept 16 preceding regular single game, Chicaao (Howard 8-5) at Baltimore (Bunker 9-5) , Miniicsola (Ollom 0-0) at New Aork (Peterson U-ID Calilnrnia (Rubio 0-0) at Boston (Lonborg 10 - 8 ) (^* Sunday Pro Football — Packers v. Bears, 11:15 am '«-lO-llK Nebraska Football — Texas Christian v. University of Nebraska. 12 noon (3>, 2;30 <10-11). Bowling — 12 noon (7). Pro Football — Chiefs v. Raiders« 2:30 (3). i.ittle Rock '.-T back Jon Brittenum raced 11 yards with 3; 13 remaining and lifted Arkansas to a 14-10 comeback victory over stubborn Oklahoma Slate here Saturday night. The fifth-ranked Porkers; were in danger of losing their, first regular season game in! more than two years w hen Brittenum directed a 32-yard drive to the winning touchdown. Safety Marline Bercher returned an Oklahoma State punt 15 yards to the T2, where Brittenum swung into action. On the first play he passed 11 yards to Eddie Woodlee. Three plays later a holding infraction gave Arkansas a first down on the 11 where Brittenum skirted right end for the touchdown. The unranked Cowboys blunted Arkan.sas’ vaunted offense and relied on the jolting runs of sophomore fullback Larry Gosney for the yardage that almost built a major upset. Oklahoma Slate «738 10 Arkanaas 0 7 0 7-14 Ark Maxwell 10 paae from Bntteoum (White kick) OSU - Phllpo« 8 {HUM from A tkj W (Kessler kick) DSC hXj Keaeler 22 Ark Hraienem 11 run (White luck) The secret to this newly found knack for ball hawking presumably is a bad case of nerves. “I was the most nervous I’ve ever been before the game,” Lynn said. “I felt like I could take off and start flying.” Lynn and his defensive mates darn near did in the last quarter. “No, I guess they haven’t.” Lynn said when asked if things had ever gone so well for him in a game before. ‘T guess that’s the first game I ever played when I had something going for me like that. There was no reason for it. Before the game I felt a little better than I ever had.” Being a senior, he confided. contributed to his desire to perform w’ell. “I knew we had to do well. It would be a bad time to mess up.” Five pounds lighter, Senkbeil felt there was another factor which might have contributed to improvement in these areas. “During fall camp, coach (George) Kelly had a drill for linebackers where we played catch. We practiced catching the ball with one hand.” Jerry Patton, the bulky junior defensive end, got his mitts on a pitchout in that last strong exhibition by the defense. “I didn’t have any Idea of catching it at the time,” he said. “I don’t know where the man was blocking me. I didn't want any contact on that piay. I just widened out and blew in.” The offense did not have quite the day — at least in the second half — the defense did, but it went just well enough to win. NU quarterback Bob Churchich, who had to go the entire route, revealed there are times when a third choice is better than no choice at all. So much better in fact, it can mean a touchdown. Churchich said Dennis Morrison, the junior tight end, was the third receiver on the touchdow'n pass. His primary and secondary receivers—Harry Wilson and Dennis Richnafsky —had been knocked out of position for the reception. Morrison, who made his lone reception a big one, bagged it near the goal with the defense in front and behind him. “I just knew there w'as a man in front of me,” Morrison said. He didn’t realize he was on the goal line either. Veteran center Kelly Petersen voiced the same opinion of the rest of the squad, that Texas Christian was a much improved team over a year ago. "Don’t you think they’ll win some games?” Kelly said. Petersen and La Verne -VI- lers both felt one of the reasons for the offensive shortcomings In the second half was the increased use of stunts by T( I . And Petersen felt TCU simply picked up a lot of momentum in the second half. “i’m just glad the defense played the kind of game they p 1 a y e d,” Petersen said. "I think the offense should shake a real big hand at them,”

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