The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 25, 1966 · Page 25
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U~~N. Cuccio Gregory N—Wachholtz Three-Minute Outburst Eases NU Frustration By CURT MOSHER X e b r a s k a’s frustrated Cornhuskers, played to a Staleymate for nearly three full quarters, finally busted loose on the wondrous witchcraft of Larry Wachholtz to grunt aside ponderous Utah State, 28-7, Saturday. With a hand day throng of 63,543—the largest ever assembled at Nebraska and the Rig Light—looking on, the Cornhuskers didn't draw a relaxed breath until Wachholtz snaked 72 yards on a dazzling punt return to etch a 22-7 llusk- er advantage with 12:39 to play in the game. Statistics M I’SU First Downs 16 13 Rushing Yardage 91 0 Passing Yardage 190 206 Passes 18-29 21-46 Passes Interep, By 3 0 Punts 5-40 8-42 Fumbles Lost 2 2 Yards Penalized 65 66 ilUlllillttmtirtHlMOItlllllltllllimilllllOlilHdOtllll Wachholtz, who had set up the only Husker touchdown in the first half with a 37-yard return, also broke up a 7-7 deadlock with a 39-yard field goal and capped his day with two pass interceptions, the last one setting up the final tally. And if that wasn’t enough for the defensive dandies, add Wayne Meylan, t h e lluskers’ mobile monster, who blocked a punt to set up the other touchdown of the day. The Huskers needed every one of these big plays by the Blackshirts as Utah State, big and experienced and led by 6-3, 250-pound defensive tackle Bill Staley, thwarted the Huskers at every turn in the first half. In somewhat of a repeat performance of opening week. Nebraska often seemed on the brink of breaking open the game, but was shy the big play Huskers found Utah States Bill Staley nearly unstoppable. Behan Sparks UCLA, 31-12 gJltUtllllllftllllllltllHtnflltllinilllllllllllllllllltHIUtltlllllllllltlllttllllllllltll^PllllllllllllllllllNltlNNnilttttlllllHtHIIHIHIINIIIIIIIMIIIIIttllllllNHHIIIIIIIIIIHIIIIItg I No Remedy for Him j Statistics First down* Hushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Passe* intercepted Punt* Fumble* lost Yard* penalized Svr UCLA by il 41 100 1019 0 644, !» 2 27 11 145 m 7-10 3 535.2 1 72 one the Syracuse, N.Y. (tfU-Quar terback Gary Beban manu faetured three touchdowns in 65-yard punt return the space of five minutes in tied the late Ernie the second period and Ray Armstrong returned a punt 62 yards for another score in the Uurd a.» second-ranked , * UCLA crushed Syracuse T1-12M Saturday in a soggy intersectional football game. Held to 12 yards in nine carries in the opening half, Syracuse’s celebrated Floyd, „ ., D . . ... Little redeemed himself with Pas,Kt0 "ar0ld ®UwSb„y ?,nd Jl'l two scores in the final half— aHam wl*h a ->ard burgh in the opener last week, scored UCLA’s first touchdown from the four, set up the second with a 49-yard on a four-yard run and other on a spectacular — and Davis’ career record of 35 touchdowns for the Orangemen, The double-threat Beban, who led ms team to a crush*, ng 57-14 triumph over Pitts* j goal line mo- pass on the ments later. UCLA .................. 0 21 10 0 31 Syracuae 0 0 6 6—12 UCLA—Beban 4 run «Zimmerman kick) UCLA Purdy 2 run < Zimmrrmann kick) UCLA—Bu«by 13 pa** from Beban (Zimmerman kick) UCLA—FG Zimmerman 32 UCLA—Armstrong 62 puni return «Zimmerman kick) Attendant.* ¿3,00(1, until that explosive period when the Huskers scored 15 points in three minutes. It was unexpected, too, as the Huskers started off like the bellringing crew of last season. They held the lltags at the outset and after Wachholtz returned the punt to the Utah 31. they cracked right in. Nebraska wheeled the 31 yards in just five plays with Choo Choo Winters going in from the two. Quarterback Bob Churchich, whose 13 completions were only one short of the school record, pitched seven yards to Dennis Richnafsky and 17 to Dennis Morrison while Ron Kirkland ran for three and Winters for six to set it up. Wachholtz converted with 12:44 showing and it had the appearance of a cakewalk. The frosting was a little sticky, however. Suddenly, it wasn’t easy. Nebraska had a drive stall at the Utah State 13, another at the 21 and still another at the 12. The last one, only seconds before the end of the first half, ended with a Wachholtz field goal t r y from the Utah State 18. It was blocked by A1 Vermeil. Staley was the major culprit throughout, and was primarily responsible for forcing Nebraska to take a field goal instead of a touchdown at the end of the third period. Nebraska had put together its finest drive of the day when it stormed from its 33-vard line to the Utah State three, only to get pushed back to the 23. With Churchich finding the range to Richnafsky and Morrison, and Kirkland chipping in with a 14- yard r u n, the Huskers were most impressive. After a pass interference call, when Craig Boyer bumped Morrison in the end zone gave, Nebraska a first down at the one, Staley went to work. First, he dumped Kirkland back on the t h r e e. Then after a pitch out Continued on Page 3C, Col. 6 ★ ★ ★ How They Scored First Quarter Time US-NU Left 0-6 Winters, 2 run 12:44 0-7 Wachholtz, placement Third Quarter 6-7 Edwards, 1 run 7*7 Murphy, placement lit56 7*10 Wachholtz, 39 field goal 0:46 Fourth Quarter 7-16 Kirkland, 3 run 14:19 7 22 Wachholtz, 72 punt return JfjJI 1‘tB Critchfow, • run t? 16 LA Margin, 1V2 Out By Associated Press The Chicago Cubs blanked the Los Angeles Dodgers, 4-0. and Pittsburgh staged a late rally to tumble Atlanta, 8-6. Saturday, to cut the Dodgers’ lead over the second-place Pirates to IV 2 games in the National League pennant race. The San Francisco Giants also moved closer to the top, scoring five runs in the top of the 13th inning to whip Houston, 9-5, in the Astrodome, and come within four games of the Dodgers. Ferguson Jenkins whitewashed the Dodgers on four hits for his first shutout of the season and only his second complete game this year. The Cubs scored on infield outs in the first and fourth innings and added a pair in the eighth on Jimmy Stewart’s single and a passed ball. Pittsburgh trailed the Braves, 6-3, before striking for five runs in the seventh. Bob Bailey led off with a single and Jesse Gonder followed suit. Jerry Lynch singled in one run. Gene Alley doubled in two and Roberto Clemente capped the surge with a two- run homer, his 27th. Striking for all their runs in the third inning, the Phil- j adelphia Phillies edged the St. Louis Cardinals, 5-4 as 1 Jim Bunning w'on his 18th. Tommy Harper’s two-run double in the eighth gave Cin- j cinnati a 4-3 victory over the New York Mets. In the American League, day action saw Detroit hold on to second place with an 8-1 triumph over Minnesota and the Chicago White Sox, despite an unexpected pitching change, toppled the Washington Senators, 6-2. Norm Cash’s three-run i homer in the sixth and a four- run Tiger barrage in the seventh enabled the Bengals to breeze past the Twins. A Minnesota victory would have knotted the teams for second place. Chicago starter Bruce Howard suffered a sprained finger in the second inning and Juan Pizarro came on to check the Nats with ninth-inning help from Hoyt Wilhelm. Howard’s two-run double in the top of the second put the Sox ahead to stay. Fritz Peterson hurled a six- hitter as the New York Yankees shaded the Boston Red Sox, 1-0. The only run of the game came off loser Jim Lonborg in the sixth on singles by Mike Hegan and Horace Clarke and Bobby Murcer’s ground out. A two-run error by Kansas City third baseman Sal Bando let in the deciding runs and enabled Cleveland’s Luis Ti- ant to shackle the A’s, 3-1. 50* Sunday Pro Football — Chiefs v. Patriots, 11 a m. (3»; Rams v. Packers, 11:45 a m. (6*10-11*. College Football — Utah State ve .Nebraska, I p.m. IjL 3 p.m. (16-11). . .. And made two pass interceptions like this. Wachholtz Finally Goes the Distance Larry Wachholtz Saturday described his touchdown run with a Utah State punt as a nowr you see them, now you don’t situation. “When I caught the punt, I thought there were two guys right on top of me.” the Nebraska co-captain explained. “The next thing I knew, they were fiat on their backs. “A couple of our players threw some real good blocks in there. After that, I was in the clear for about another 20 yards, then I saw some more white shirts to one side and I cut to the other side. I don’t think anyone ever touched me.” The touchdown was the first for Wachholtz off a punt return despite his leading the nation in punt returns until the final game of the season last year. “I’ve waited a long time for that one.” he beamed in the dressing room, “t h e first thing I did after crossing the goal was to look back upfield for red flags. I was glad to see that there weren’t any.” Wachholtz’ touchdown scamper broke the game open for the Huskers and another key play also came on the defensive Black Shirts’ ledger, a b 1 0 c k e d punt by Wayne Meylan that set up a score. “That’s one thing I’ve always wanted to do,” he said, referring to blocking the punt, “And 1 finally got my chance.” Meylan spent a great deal of time in the Utah State backfield. “I was using a forearm lift to ward off the blockers and this helped me go through them,” he explained. Another Black Shirt giving the Aggies trouble in their own backfield was Carel Stith. A change in defensive plans accounted for his success, Stith figured. “We started the game bv charging, then hesitating momentarily to read t h e keys,” Stith explained. “The delay was keeping us from getting through to the quarterback. “At halftime, we changed to a straight rush and I think we were able to get through more effectively.” Joe Armstrong made his Husker debut as a punter in a fashion neither he nor the 63,000 fans who saw the game will soon forget. “That was a great way to get started,” he said with a smile in discussing a first quarter punt that he got off irom his own five-yard THE T I/VFI7PÇ JLil I 1 JLj a kJ NEBRASKA OFFENSE Backs—Fierro. Weber. Churchich, Kirkland. Ziegler, Wilson, Critchlow, Winters, Davis, Tat* man. Ends — Morrison, Penney, Kimmel, Richnafsky. Interior Linemen — Petersen. Grell, Hansen, Osberg, Armstrong, Ailers, M. Brichacek, G. Brichacek, Pickens, Alsch* wede, Taueher. DEFENSE Backs —Carstens, Gregory, Thoreii, Poggemeyer, Best, Mueller, Fiala, Alvarez. Wachholtz, Kuehl, Janik, Brunk, R, Coleman, Senkbeil. Ends — Patton, Zimmer, L. Coleman, Delaney. Interior linemen —Lints, McCord, Meyiau, Czap, Stith, UTAH STATE OFFENSE Backs — Edwards, Stewart, Maughan, Nunn, Clark, Watson, M. Lane, Taylor. Hall. Ends — McKeehan, LeMoine, O’Shea, Cuccia,. Interior Linemen —Molini, Ekdahl, Gold, Czupka, Lee, R y h a n, Hansen, Ferguson, Murphy. DEFENSE Backs—Boyer, Gross, Foster, Butcher, Martinsen, Laws For* zani, Vermeil, Cristenson, Fnds —Watrin, Norris, Os* trom. Interior Linemen—Musgrove, line after center K e 1 le y Petersen had snapped t h e ball over his head. “I just took off running,” he explained. “The only thing I thought of was getting back and getting that ball because movies had shown that they generally put on a pretty good rush on punts. “I wasn’t really thinking about punting at that point. All I was interested in was getting the ball before it went into the end zone.” His punt carried from the five-yard stripe to the Utah State 30. S e c 0 n d-guessing himself (something everyone else had already done) on an errant pitchout near the Utah State goal line late in the game, quarterback Bob Churchich opined, “I should have kept it. 1 guess I had a clear shot into the end zone.” Rut instead Churchich elected to pitch to fullback Charlie Winters and Ron Kirkland finally recovered the ball. “I didn’t know who was on my right and I thought Winters was clear though, so I decided to let him have it,” the Husker senior further explained. HAL BROWN Rice Stuns LSU, 17-15 Houston (£) — Sophomore substitute quarterback Robby Shelton raced 13 yards for the winning touchdown with just over two minutes left in the game to give underdog Rice a 17-15 intersectional football victory over Louisiana State Saturday night. Shelton, a 165-pounder, took over in the second half with the two-touchdown underdog Owls trailing 15-7 and thrilled a partisan crowd of 63,000 by guiding Rice to victory. Prior to Shelton’s winning run it appeared a deflected pass picked off by an LSU defensive end John Garlington and taken 42 yards for a score would prove the difference. LSI* 3 12 O ft 19 Me# 01 % i n LSU- FG Darnel 2A Hue Beunintfiietd 9 run * Cuatka kick) LSU—Garhnftnn 42 pa** interception «kick failed * j I si Morel 6pat* trom Stuklty «kirk (ailed) H; Piixka 21 ttui GPttstkft ktdt {¡«4 ÿJOSÜiti Sooners Roll... 3C Outdoors ... 10C LINCOLN, NEBR., SEPT. 25, 1966 10 PAGES SECTION C Larry’s Lulus Larry Wachholtz Tops on Larry Wachholtz hit parade was this 72-yard punt return ... Utah State 9 28-7 Bucs Cut . . . But Wachholtz also kicked a field goal . . . Senkbe j N -Alvarez [ ► Nebraska ^ Touchdown# N “-Patton « à I

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