The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 25, 1966 · Page 27
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 27

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, September 25, 1966
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Statistics First down Rushing yardage .... Passinc yardage .. . Passes Passes intercepted by III. 20 154 1W 13 - 25 1 Punts .5 - 31.1 Fumble lost Yards penalized 35 Mo. 8 78 106 8 - 19 4 - 40.1 0 63 1111 M - JJMJO Statistics Ron Kirkland leaps high for first - quarter pass from Bob Churchich. Sport stiitiuiiintnmtiinniitiumtiiittftni By 1? a - Signals tiiitittnntifiiuiiiiiitHitmitiiiiiiitiii Hal Brown The year 1966 likely will be remembered by different people for many different things, but for those of us who art familiar with Larry Shepard's baseball managerial success, it'll be remembered as the year Shepard proved he is human. It has been said of Shepard, a resident of Lincoln since managing here in the Western League, that if a donkey ever wins the Kentucky Derby, Shepard will be the jockey. Shepard has taken ball clubs from Medford, Ore., to Columbus, Ohio, who were made up of lame - armed pitchers and .260 hitters and produced one pennant after another. This year at Columbus, Ohio, he took the typical Shepard club with a top pitcher who won only 14 games and only one .300 hitter (he made it on the final day) and finished second by one game. Roy McCain Bitten By Racing Bug When the auto racing bug bites you, the, fever Is sure to last a long and almost indefinite period. Perhaps the best example of that in the Lincoln area is Roy McCain, veteran super modified driver at Mid west Speedway. This popular rebel was back in the spotlight last Sunday with, the A - Feature win at Midwest Speedway, but his victory takes a slight bit of explanation. Last year was one Champaign, III. (UPI) - Missouri defensive halfback Jim Whittaker stole his second Illinois pass with just over two minutes to go and raced 60 yards for the decisive score Saturday in a 21 - 14 win over the IUini. Whittaker, a 188 - p o u n d senior from Kansas City, Mo., outreached Illinois end. John Wright to snag Dean Volkman's pass. Volkman had tossed to Wright for 17 and 16 yards on the two previous plays. Missouri came from be hind after kicker am Bates missed a field goal attempt from the Illinois 17. The Illini doubled the Missouri ground game, picking up 154 yards to 78 for the Tigers. Volkman's passes accounted for 176 yards to 106 for Kombrink. But Illinois lost the ball four times on interceptions to a single loss by Missouri. The Missouri offense couldn't get started in the first period and Whittaker broke up the initial Illinois drive by intercepting Volkman's pass. Illinois launched its first scoring offensive from i t s own 9. Pitchouts to halfback Cyril Pinder for 25 and 23 yards and Volkman passes of 18 and 20 yards to ends Craig Timko and W right sent Illinois to the Missouri three in 10 plays. Pinder leaped over for the score and Jim Stotz kicked h i s first of two extra points. Illinois scored again the next time it got the ball. In a dozen plays extending into the second period, the Illini smashed a few yards New First Downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Mexico Kansas State 24 17 273 168 149 103 11 - 23 10 - 25 3 0 5 - 28 6 - 30 3 4 n Manhattan, Kan. Uft - New Mexico combined a balanced attack directed by Rick Beit - ler and a tooth - rattling defense led by middle guard Paul Smith to whip fumbling Kansas State, 28 - 8, Saturday in a nonconference football game Long A f tern oon Statistics Firs downs Rushing yardage .... Passing yardage Passes Passes Intercepted by Punts Fumbles tost ........ Yards penalized By TOM HENDERSON Ames, IowaIt was a very disappointing day for Iowa State football coach Clay Stapleton Saturday. "It was a long afternoon," after his Oala. la. St. IS 14 300 79 146 13 A mj ii Bin ft ThP Mn.nnnnd Smith forced Stapleton admitted .. x . . . uyciones naa iaen a oo - n beating at the hands oi UKia - two fumbles, recovered one, and blocked a punt in the end zone for a 9 - 0 lead. Dave Harris, a tough 207 - pound sophomore, was a standout at defensive end and pounced on two K - State homa. "When you have great hopes for a ball club, and you see them fall apart at the seams . . Stapleton's voice trailed off in disappointment. Oklahoma served warning fumbles. B e i 1 1 e r, a strong - armed to the Cyclones early. sophomore quarterback, hit The Sooners marched 56 11 of 18 passes for 149 yards yards in four, plays the first as New Mexico made it two time thev cot the ball to take straight victories this season. K - State, now 0 - 1, revived in the last quarter, led by No. 2 quarterback Vic Castillo and fullback Cornelius Davis. Carl Braford, a squat 191 - nound senior, squirmed for 81 yards on 12 trips for New Mexico while power - runner Carl Jackson got 103 in 24 trips. In its first five times with the ball, K - State lost four fumbles and had a punt blocked for a safety. The Lobos needed three plays - to go four yards for the first TD after the first K - State fumble, missed a field goal after the second fumble and were halted for downs one foot from the goal after the third one. Then Beitler directed 66 a ouick 6 - 0 lead. Sophomore quarter back Bob WarmacK first hit wingback Eddie Hinton in the right flat for 10 yards, and then bootlegged 41 yards to the Iowa State two before be ing caught from behind by Cal Lewis. Sooner tailback Ron Shotts went over left tackle on the next play for the score. The Sooners did it again three minutes later, when Oklahoma linebacker Rickey Burgess intercepted a Tim Van Galder pass on the Iowa State 32 and returned it to the Cyclone 15. Three plays later Warmack hit Hinton on the right side at the five and Hinton, elud - Second Unit Tallies Too at a time from their own 44. and 70 - yard drives for a 22 - 0 Halfback Bill Houston, in halftime bulge. The Lobos for Pinder, cut inside and moved 24 yards for their last ran over from the six. TD after an interception by Missouri, unable to gain linebacker Duane Batte ear - a first down the three times ly in the third period, it got the ball in the first K - State drove 67 yards in period, took only seven nine plays for its only TD in plays to push 68 yards for the last period with the swift it first tallv. Quarterback 200 - pound Davis ripping off Garv Kombrink ran for 15 gains of 12, 13 and 12 yards. w .... m erwi K fiuili fnr STipnaril ' I I ,.,.1J nnntninln lilrA tfrna WUU1U vvl laillljr line vj i j He and his partner, Guy Holamon, were almost at the top of the ladder on the local scene. Then Guy was struck while standing in the pit area and severely injured at Eagle earlv in the year. On the fi nal day at the Fairgrounds Roy was Injured in a spin - out himself. The pair decided to sell their familiar No. 75 and get out of the business. But Roy soon touna ne couiani De happy just watching. This year he was back at the controls of the same car tu. TT.u.j only this time just as a driv - How much experience aoes a presmem, oi iue vmieu - f - But despite his continued success as a minor league manager, Shepard has been unable to find a chair in the major league game of musical chairs that is played each season with managers. "If I could just get a chance (at a major league job), I think I could prove myself," Shepard said Saturday prior to leaving his Lincoln home to watch the Huskers play Utah State. "But a lack of major league experience hurts me.' Shepard, a top minor league pitcher for many years, never made it to the majors as a player either. This despite winning 20 games in each of his first four years as a minor league pitcher. "They keep passing me up because they say I don't have major league experience," he continues. "It's a good thing our country isn't run the way the major leagues are run. and hurled to Charles Weber for 11 and to Jim Juras and Charley Brown for 14 each, then faked while right half Earl Denny punched up the middle from the 10. Roy Bates kicked. In the third period, defensive halfback Roger W e h r 1 1 intercepted two Volkman passes and ran back a 36 - yard punt 38 yards. Bates missed his first field goal try from the 27. RtatP hav for heine Dresident before he becomes presi dent? Managers don't win pennants with their names. It's what they can get out of their ball players that counts. "And I think I speak for some mighty fine minor league managers in that respect.' it Points to Alston To prove his point, Shepard points to Walt Alston, who currently has the Los Angeles Dodgers pennant - bound at a high rate of speed. "Alston only played a game or two in the major leagues, but he has done a great job at Los Angeles," Shepard points out. "Still, because he didn't have the big name, it has taken him years to prove himself. "The major league sports writers have been firing him every year since he took over the Dodgers. But he is - winning because he knows how to handle ballplayers. "He has taken those pitchers like (Phil) Regan, (Don) Sutton, and (Ron) Perranoski and given them a chance. Other managers are failing because they bring up young pitchers, then stick them i nthe bullpen and never give them a chance. "Walter isn't afraid to give a ballplayer a chance.' An Alston Protege Shepard got his start because of Alston. "I had played under him a couple of years and when I decided to quit baseball as a player, he recommended me to Branch Rickey Jr.," Shepard recalls. The Lincoln resident took the Dodger job at Medford, Ore., and moved to Billings, Mont., before being drafted by the Pittsburgh organization. While managing, he also continued to pitch, "I was Ditching as a starter one day, relieving the next and also pitching batting practice," he recalls in discussing his start as a manager. Shepard no longer pitches, but he still has hopes of landing a chair in the musical game that will get under way in another couple of weeks. er for its new owner Dean Burling. McCain and the other Midwest Speedway favorites will play host to Lincoln's first afternoon of racing in several years today. Co - Owners Jerry Gerdes and Jerry Biskup decided that due to the cold evenings they would shift to a 2 p.m. start each Sunday until they decide to call it quits for the 1966 season. the lead reached 28 - 0. Senior WehrU's second intercep - n. vT?u Z m null lauitktivu w j drive that tied the gam e. Denny wrestled in a Kombrink pass for 24 yards and two plays later Kombrink punched it over from the one. Ulumiri 0 V 14 Si Ilhnni. 7 7 0 14 ILL Pinder I run (Stotg kick) 11JL. Huston 5 run (Stotz kick) MO - Denny 9 run Bates kck) M( KrmKrmk 1 TUB (BteS k I C k) mo W hi taker W pass interception (Bates kirk) Attendance NJ'i Army Overcomes Holy Cross, 14 - 0 West Point, N.Y. I - Army Florida attack, which boosted Spurrier Spurs Florida Over Maroons, 28 - 7 Gainesville, Fla. ( - Florida stunned Mississippi State by scoring 21 points in a seven - minute surge in the third quarter Saturday and rolled to a 28 - 7 Southeastern uonier - ence football triumph set up by daring defensive play. Steve Spurrier tossed two touchdown passes to lead the overcame Holy Cross' unexpectedly stubborn foot; ball team Saturday 14 - 0 by virtue of two swift marches sparked by Mark Hamilton and Charlie Jarvis. Holy Cross ... 9 0 0 0 0 Army 0 7 0 7 - W Army Hamilton 1 run (Undeil kick) Army - Jftrvu 1 run (UndeU kit) Attendance 23.000. the Gators' record to 2 - 0 ana saddled the Maroons with their second 1966 defeat and their eighth straight loss. Miss. State 0 Florida , 0 7 21 0 - 41 Fla Coons If pass from Spurrier (Bar - Held kick) , ,,.,. MS - Saet 23 run (Neil! kick) Fla Smith run (Baxfleld kick) Fla Waes I run (Bar field kick) laWldsen 13 pass from Spurrier (Barfield kick) Attendance 49.333. Continued from Page 1 from Churchich to Winters misfired, he tossed Churchich back on the 23. That's when Wachholtz hit the field goal to break up the tie and start the avalanche. On the first Utah State effort after that, the Utags attempted to punt from the 27. But the snap was low and kicker Ron Stewart juggled the ball. Meylan was there. He blocked the ball and then fell on it at the eight. Pete Tatman jolted his way to the five, Harry WU - son made it to the three and Kirkland took it over. This time Wachholtz kick was to the right, but NU was on the way. Utah State, which now has an 0 - 2 record, got nowhere again and Stewart punted from 31. - 15 This time, Utah State coach Tony Knap was had been blocked. For Wachholtz, who was second in the nation in this specialty last year, ran to his left and cut up the center behind blocks by Langston Coleman and Jim McCord to go all the way. It was his first touchdown as a Cornhusker, Wachholtz stoppped the Utags the next two times they had the baU with pass interceptions and the last one paid off. With the Wayne Weber - led second offensive unit running the show, the offense ripped 36 yards for a touchdown in six plays. Weber twice hit Miles Kimmei with passes, good for nine and eight yards. The big play came when Weber was about snowed under, but emerged from the mass and ran 17 yards to the eight. Paul (Crash) Critchlow kmvpA from six vards out. mtt trieH for two. but Pittsburgh (UPI) Andy vmlHn't pet. it. Beath scooted for 49 yards on m - olrY1Acf anrpf! again after Barry Alvarez intercepted another pass to give them an opportunity. But time ran out with Weber trying to throw for one. He and Tom Penney just missed on the last play of the game. Utah State's only touchdown came when the Utags got a break on a Nebraska punt. The ball hit Ben Gregory and Utah State fell on it at the Nebraska 38. Utah State broke for the touchdown on a 32 - yard pass from Ron Edwards to MacArther Lane. Lane ing Lewis, went in sianaing up. Warmack passed to split end Ben Hart for the two - point conversion and the Sooners held a 14 - 0 lead. The Cyclones got a break late in the opening quarter when a clipping penalty against Oklahoma placed the Sooners with their backs to the wall at their own 11. On third and 25, Tom Stid - ham dropped back into his own end zone to punt, but was caught for a safety when he fumbled the ball and Iowa State defensive tackle Dennis Esselmann covered it. Iowa State's only touchdown came in the second quarter, after 232 - pound Cyclone guard Bob Evans recovered a Warmack fumble on the OU 17. Willie Robinson carried to the seven, but Van Galder lost three on a keeper. . , Tailback Les Webster picked up three then got two more through the middle from the I formation, the first time the Cyclones have used , the tactic this year. On a fourth and three situation from the three, Van Galder rolled wide around end and fell in for the TD. Van Galder's pass to Tom Busch for the e x t r a point was broken up by Sooner safety Steve Barrett and the Cyclones trailed 17 - 8. The Cyclone defense held Oklahoma during the next series of downs and Iowa State scrambled to catch up before halftime. Taking over on its own 34 after an Oklahoma fumble. Castillo had a 15 - yard keeper to set it up and Davis scored from the four. Defensive end Art Strozier and linebacker Danny Lank - as were outstanding for the losing Wildcats. Davis had 125 yards in 19 carries and Castillo hit 9 of 21 passes for 93 yards for K - State. New Mexico coach Bill Weeks used his second units a majority of the time after took the ball just in bounds artd raced down the right Van Galder kept around right sideline. Jim 'Murphy converted to give the tJtags a tie a t7 - 7 with 11:58 to play in the third quarter. ( Edwards, who put up 42 passes, connected on 20 of them and established a career record for total offense during the day. But most of the completions were short and there were three interceptions, due In part to tremendous pressure at times engineered by Meylan. Nebraska, now 2 - 0, opens its bid for a fourth straight conference cham - . pionship next week against Iowa State at Ames. end for 10 and then found Willie Robinson up the middle for a 13 - yard completion at the Sooner 39. Busch took a sideline pass from the senior Cyclone Quarterback at the OU 27. Van Galder moved the ball to the five on runs of seven and four yards. Oklahoma ? f 7 - - 3J Iowa .Stat in hW 9 run frun failed Okla Hinton 12 pass from Warmack (Hart pass from Warmack) ISU Safety Stidham tackled IB zone OWlaFO Vachon 32 LSU Van Galder 3 run (pass faikdl ISO FG Busch 23 , r Okla FG Vachon 39 ' . Okia Hart 1 pass from Warmack (kirk, tai tea; Okla Shotts 1 run (Vachoa kick) Attendance 22.000 New Mexico TU 328 Kansas State 6 A 0 t - NM - JacksoB I run (Seiders kick) NM - Safety (Coble punt Mocked by Smith in end sone) NM Bradford run (Seiders kirk) NM Bradford 94 run (kick failed) NM Bradford 10 run (kick (ailed) KS Davis 4 run (Salat pass from Cat tillo) Attendance) 15.300 Duke Clips Pitt, 14 - 7 Statistics rut First downs tf Hushing yardage .......... 109 Passina yardage W Passes 15 - 30 Passes intercepted by ..... 3 Punts , 1 - 34 Fumbles lost 0 Yards penalised M Duke 12 314 SO 9 t 1 - 40 3 3T GO BIG RED" the only complete story of Cornhusker Football . . . the 76 seasons since 1890! Mil - U'. a punt return and Jay Cala - brese scrambled 14 yards on an end s w e epSaturday to lead the Duke Blue Devils to a H - 7 victory over Pittsburgh in an intersectional game. 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