The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri on October 31, 1965 · 127
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The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri · 127

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SPORTS THE'KANSAS CITY STAR OUTDOOR RECREATION KANSAS CITY, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 31, 1965 SECTION S in UU Post-Game Discussion Centers on Player's Comment That Brought on Penalty Before Decisive Kick DEVINE LAUDS SQUAD "I Have Never Had Better Team Effort by Any Team I've Coached' Mizzou Boss Says Wachholtz Kicks 26-Yard Field Goal for 16-14 Victory Before Crowd of 58,000 BENGflLS STRIKE EARLY Nebraska Forced to Overcome 14-Point Margin Personal Foul Penalty Aids Late Winning Surge By Dick Wade (Assistant Soorts Editor of The Star) Columbia, Mo. As you walked down through the stands following the hair-raising Missouri-Nebraska game, there was one and only one topic of conversation among the 58,000 who sat in: What brought on the personal (oral variety) foul that helped Nebraska get in position for the field goal? In the tomb-quiet Missouri dressing room. Coach Dan Devine knew he was going to be asked the same question. It came. He thought long and hard; he toyed with a towel; he took a deep sip of his soft drink. After a full 30 seconds, he sighed and said, Well, I don't know. I haven't had a satisfactory explanation. Was it something one of your boys said? Yes. Have you talked to the player? Yes. Devine paused again and went on. Our player said he was unhappy with himself for missing the tackle. He said he was talking to himself. Obviously somebody thought it was directed at him. (The somebody was Glen Bowles, the head linesman.) Not for the Record Devine wouldn't pinpoint the expression used for the record. He only said it was one you hear , - . frequently on a golf course when a short putt is missed. I It wasnt a pleasant conversa- tion. but it was vital. Devine went on. It's unfortunate a play upon which the ball wasn't snapped could have so much bearing on the outcome of the game. Inches were precious out there. He thought again. Then he added; There have been decis-i o n s in Missouri-Nebraska games the last three years that Photograph From Columbia by Arnold B. Crank, Jim Lap-ham and William Anderson. have vitally affected the outcome of the game. Three years of this stuff is getting me down. I dont think its fair to the boys on either side. For the record, there was a be tween-downs foal that resulted in a mix-up on the proper down, then a rub-out of an M. U. fumble recovery on what Devine thought was a quick whistle in Nebraska's 13-12 victory in 1963. Last year, there was a disputed call on a safety in the nuskers 9-0 triumph. Getting back to Devine, he was asked if he thought the Nebraska field goal kicker (Larry Wachholtz) could have made the kick from 15 yards deeper. I don't know. They might have scored a touchdown on the next play. I just say its unfortunate the penalty occurred. Our kids swear less than any football team Ive seen. This was too good a game to have something detract from a fine Nebraska victory and our great effort. Nebraska is even better than I thought. And I have never had a better team effort by any team I've coached than our kids gave today. There were mistakes in technique by both teams; there al- (Cnntinued on Page 3S Sporting Comment lillilillllliillllllllil! 1 By Ernest Mehl (The Star's Soorts Editor) COLUMBIA, MO. The Missouri Tigers could hardly have hoped for a better showing than they gave; toe Nebraska Cornhuskers came very close to receiving what they could not have expected. The situations which developed and the tension which was maintained was all that a record crowd of 58,000 could have anticipated in this most crucial of Big Eight conference engagements. The Tigers jumped on the backs of the Huskers In the first quarter and it took a field goal not too long before the finish to shake them loose. The 16-14 result is an indication, but only a faint one, of all that happened on this most ideal of afternoons. One had to be on hand to appreciate the magnificence of both teams, the surprising shifts in their fortunes, dominance held first by one and then the other. Down to those waning seconds when the Tigers had their one last opportunity, not a favorable one, but a Missourian couldnt be choosy at such a time. The ball was on the Missouri 20 after a Nebraska punt and 51 seconds remaining in which to accomplish something that not even the wildest script would include. The end came with a long pass intercepted and run back to the Nebraska 41 just as the curtain fell. That the Huskers won was no great surprise but that they were so completely (Continued on Page 2S.t By Del Black (A Member of The Star' Soorts Staff) Columbia, Mo. With his Nebraska team trailing, 14- 0, after only 10 minutes and 15 seconds had been played in yesterdays Big Eight conference showdown, Coach Bob Devaney didn t fcclhere was any reason to panic. And the Huskers didn't. I felt no need to panic, he said in a voice weakened by a sore throat. We have scored 37 and 33 points before in games this year, so being behind by 14, I couldnt feel beaten. But 1 dont want to start many like that. Nebraska's 13-point second quarter eased any doubt thai the Cerumen had given up. and when they went into the dressing room for half-time instructions. Devaney didnt do too much talking or Instructing, cocaptain Mike Kennedy, a linebacker and the leader of the Nebraska defensive unit, revealed Kennedys true value to his coaches and team came to the fore at the half. I talked to my guys (the defensive unit), and Frank (Solich) talked to his, Kennedy said. Solith the 158-pound fullback, is the other co-captain and headman on offense. Kennedy continued: They (Missouri) hurt our pride and we decided to do something about it. In my three years on the varsity, this is the best team effort for us and the best case of everybody getting together. After they got two we knew we had to do a job and we went out and did it. Devaney lauded his offensive unit for its second-quarter heroics and the defensive outfit for the final two quarters of hitting. We didn't gamble much on defense, Devaney said, and this may sound crazy, but we stuck basically to a running defense. Lane's (Gary) running hurt. He played a great game. N. U. held Mizzou to three first downs the second half. Devaney said he felt that his (Continued on Page 3S) TOUCHDOWN BOUND Gary Lane, Missouri quarterback, heads for the end-zone flag to score on a 22-yard sprint to his right in the first period against Nebraska. Huskcr defenders are Larrv Wachholtz (36), Ivan Zimmer (on the ground behind Wachholtz) and Jerry Fatton (88). Hard Charging Bevy of Backs and Numerous Kansas State Fumbles, Plus Pass Interceptions, Help Lead to K. U.'s 34-0 Victory BREAKS SETTLE ISSUE QUICKLY Mitchell Says Score Is Not Difference Between Kansas Teams By Sid Bordman (A Member of The Star's Soorts Staff) Lawrence, Kas. Thats the way the ball bounces. In effect, Coach Jack Mitchell summed up his Jayhawks overwhelming triumph over Kansas State yesterday afternoon with similar reasoning. The breaks of the game made an awfully lot of difference, explained the Kansas leader as he moved away from a band of well wishers. Seasons Supply of Breaks We got more breaks than we have all season, he added. But we took advantage of them, too. The score wasnt indicative of the ball game. We were able to grab fumbles and passes that ricocheted or were deflected. Mitchell, a proud winner, threw praises toward the Wildcats. Those boys from Manhattan oamt over to hit. In the first (Continued on Page 5S.) Chiefs, Oakland Duel By Bill Richardson (A Member of The Star's Sports Staff) Kansas citys own version of the runner-up bowl will be held this afternoon at the Municipal Stadium when the Chiefs meet the Oakland Raiders in a battle to determine who represents the top threat to San Diego in the Western division title chase. Approaching the 1:30 oclock kick-off, the Raiders hold the edge in the jockeying for the American League Western Division W L T Pet. PH. OP San Diego 5 0 2 .100 173 84 Oakland 4 2 j .647 154 116 Kansas City 1 3 1 .500 1 35 1 5 Denver 3 4 0 .429 153 144 Eastern Division W L T Pet. Pfs. OP Buffalo 6 1 0 . 857 161 109 Houston 3 3 0 .500 144 147 New York 0 5 1 .000 98 14 Boston 0 6 1 .000 88 176 Today's Games Oakland at Kansas City Boston at San Dieqo Houston at Buffalo Denver at New York National League Eastern Conference W L T Pet. Pfs. OP Cleveland 5 1 0 .833 150 123 St. Louis 4 2 0 .667 13 107 New York 3 3 0 .500 104 163 Philadelphia 2 4 0 .333 141 157 Dallas 2 4 0 .333 1'5 100 Washington 1 5 0 .167 71 153 Pittsburgh 1 5 0 .167 85 149 Western Conference Green Bay 6 0 0 1.000 1 55 . 74 Baltimore 5 1 0 .833 183 94 Minnesota ...3 3 0 .500 202 201 San Francisco 3 3 0 .500 199 158 Chicago 3 3 0 .500 180 158 Detroit 3 3 0 .500 103 139 Los Angeles 1 5 0 .167 112 197 Today's Gamas Baltimore at San Francisco Dallas at Pittsburgh Detroit at Los Angeles Green Bay at Chicago Minnesota at Cleveland Philadelphia at Wash ngton St. Louis at ilew York Kansas-Kansas State Kansas State Kansas First downs 12 21 Rushinq yardage 50 326 Passing yardage 114 30 Passes 8-21 8-21 Passes Intercepted by I 5 Punts 5-46 5-38 Fumbles lost 3 0 Yard penalired 61 94 KANSAS STATE 0 0 0 00 Kansas 7 20 7 034 KU Abernethy Iron (Bouda kick). KU Abernethy 16 run (Bouda kickl. KU Wohlford 30 pass interception (Bouda kick). KU Miller lrun (kick failed). KU Fenton 7 run (Bouda kick). Attendance 36,900. runner-up position. Off to its best start in history, Oakland is 4-2-1, one game ahead of the Chiefs at 3-3-1. San Diego is comfortably in front of both in the loss column at 5-0-2. A crowd of about 20,000 is expected in the 40,000-seat stadium. Today's winner will at least pose a threat to the Chargers dominance. The loser well, itll have to regroup and go on the tote board as a darkhorse in the stretch run. There are MICHIGAN ST. Husker Track Coach Injured in Crash Lincoln, Neb. (AP) Frank Sevigne, University of Nebraska track coach, and two Lincoln broadcasters were injured last night when their light plane crashed on approach at the Lincoln airport. The three and a fourth Lincoln man were returning from the Missouri-Nebraska game a( Columbia, Mo. Sevigne suffered head injuries, possible chest injuries and face cuts. One of the broadcasters, Dick Perry of KFOR, suffered minor lacerations and his colleague, Jim Huge, was undergoing X-rays. The fourth man, Jack Fog-erty, was released from a Lincoln hospital. PASSES BEAT CINCY Carlin Hurls North Texas State to 28-24 Verdict Cincinnati, O. (AP) North Texas State roared back in the second half on two touchdown passes by Vidal Carlin and beat Cincinnati, 28-24, NORTH TEXAS 14 0 7 728 CINCINNATI 13 8 0 3-24 CIN Turner 28 pass from Flaherty (So-bolewskl kick). .... NTS Carlin 1 run (Love kick). CIN Bailey 18 run (kick failed). NTS Cherry 7 pass from Carlin (Love kick ) CIN Bailey 1 run (McGonegle pass from Flaherty). . NTS Russell SI pass from Carlin (Love kick). CIN FG Sobolewskl 47. NTS Love 33 pass from Carlin. Your Next Car at Brueaa K. Chryaler-Ply.-lmpartaJ kBu6 A, i Adv. seven games remaining for all three contenders. The Raiders, sparked by all-league end Art Powell, called by Hank Strain of the Chiefs the man they have to stop, have not lost in the last three weeks. During that time, they have posted two victories and a tie. The Chiefs, who were 3-1-1 entering their last home game here two weeks ago, have skidded via a self-inflicted 23-7 loss to Buffalo and a George LOSERS NEVER THREATEN GOAL Home-Coming Crowd of 36,900 Sees Jayhawks Win Second By Bill Sims (Assistant Sports Editor of The Star) Lawrence, Kas. When a teams defense keeps getting the ball and the offense knows what to do with it, victory usually is the result. Thats what happened yesterday as the University of Kansas football team entertained 36,900 homecoming fans with a 34-0 triumph over Kansas State. In addition to posting its second straight shutout, the J.y-hawk defense came up with Photograph From Lawranca by John Vawtar and William Radford, jr. three fumble recoveries and five pass interceptions to give the off-fense a helping hand. Stymied by the alertness and pursuit tactics of the K. U. defense, the Wildcats never crossed the enemy 30-yard line as they suffered their sixth (Continued on Page 5S.) for Contending Rlanda-inflicted 38-36 defeat by Houston. But their offense, which was a question mark two weeks ago, is now operating in high gear. The Chiefs powered out more than 300 yards rushing against Houston, with Mack Lee Hill and Curtis McClinton leading the way. McClinton, a former Kansas slotback, is having the best year of his 4-season pro career and could be the man the Raiders will have to fear most today. By Joe McGuff (Associate Sports Editor of The Star) Columbia, Mo. The Big Red menace from Nebraska turned a pasty pink yesterday when the Missouri Tigers scored the first two times they had the ball to take a 14-0 lead in a meeting that was billed as the Big Eight's game of the year. A second-quarter rally" that netted 13 points improved the Huskers color and they left the cleat-torn gridiron flushed with victory after Larry Wachholtz kicked a 26-yard field goal in the fourth quarter to defeat the Tigers, 16-14. The wild offensive battle of the first half gave way to a grinding, bruising defensive battle in the last half. First one team and then the other scored a modest advance only to be hurled back. Nebraska started the drive toward its decisive field goal from its 40. The Huskers fought fiercely to reach the Missouri 35, where they found themselves inches short of a first and 10 on fourth down. M. U. Draws Penalty Charlie Winters went over right tackle for three yards and then Missouri was assessed a critical 15-yard personal foul penalty. The penalty was called by Glen Bowles, the head linesman, who claimed a Missouri player used a vulgar expression after the position of the ball was questioned by several Missouri players. The expression is one not normally heard at the local sewing circle but it would be common enough around a cattle barn. The player involved, who went unnamed, told coach Dan De-vine he was angry because he had missed a tackle and was talking to himself. Regardless of whether it was a 15-yard type of word, the ball was placed on the 17. The Huskers gained eight yards in three plays and then Wachholtz kicked his field goal. Missouri moved to the Nebraska 38 following the kickoff but lost the ball on downs. The Tigers did not get the ball back again until the closing seconds of the game and a desperation passing attack was ineffective. A record Memorial stadium crowd of 58,000 was attracted by this meeting of the best in the Big Eight and saw the Huskers take a long step toward the New Years day bowl game of their choice. Scouts from the Sugar and Orange bowls were in the press box yesterday and Cotton bowl officials will be in Lincoln today to confer with Coach Bob Devaney and other Nebraska officials. It's 7th for Huskers The victory was the seventh straight for the deep and talented Huskers and virtually assures them of the Big Eight championship. Nebraska has conference games remaining with Kansas, Oklahoma State and Oklahoma but none of them appears to have sufficient talent to challenge the Huskers. The conference defeat was the first for Missouri, which came into the game with a 4-1-1 record. The Tigers lost to Kentucky and played to a tie with U. C. L. A. The Tigers, who have been an erratic team this season, appeared to be on the way toward pulling one of the seasons greatest upsets in the first 10 minutes and 15 seconds of this fiercely contested game. Missouri won the toss and elected to receive. The Tigers gained only one yard on two running plays but then quarterback Gary Lane, who played one of his best games, hit Jim Waller with a 15-yard pass and (Continued on Page 3S) Adding to the Chiefs attack last Sunday was the passing brilliance of quarterback Len Dawson, who looked fully recovered from his early season miseries. It was a relaxed Dawson, throwing the ball with authority, who brought Kansas City from 15 down in the last seven minutes to a 1-point lead. That was before Blanda went to work to pull Houston ahead. Dawson draws the starting assignment today. A1 Davis of Nebraska Missouri First down 1 il Rushing yard? IS? Passing yardaae 52 91 Passes 5-20 6-H Passes intercepted by ... . ? 7 Punts 4-38 4 d0 Fumbles lost 0 0 Yards penalized 41 58 NEBRASKA 0 13 0 3 1A MISSOURI 14 0 0 014 MO Lane 22 run (Bates kcM. MO Rpe i run (Bates kick). NEB Ttaman 1 run (Wachhollz kick). NEB Tatman 1 run (kick failed) NEB FG Wachholtz 78. PORKERS ROUT CADETS FOR 1 9 Burnett Scores Twice as Razorbacks Beat Texas A. & M., 31-0 AGGIE'S RECORD IS TIED Southwest Conference's Winning Streak Mark Was Set in 1939-40 Little Rock. Ark. (AP) Speery Bobby Burnett bolted for a pair of touchdowns and opened the gates to second-ranked Arkansas 19th straight victory, 31-0, over battered Texas A&M last night. The Razorbacks kept their Southwest conference lead by pushing their record to 4-0. The 190-pound Burnett turned on his 9.7 speed and burst into the end zone on runs from the 1 and 7 and piled up 81 yards rushing in the first half against a stubborn crew of Cadets. The Razorbacks, with the nation's longest major college winning streak, tied A. & M.'s 1939-40 conference record for consecutive victories and Texass 1962-64 conference record of 12 straight league triumphs. The inspired Aggies blunted Arkansas first six possessions and turned the first 22 minutes into a punting duel. But then Burnett supplied the power for an 80-yard, 7-play march that broke the ice with 6:53 left in the second quarter. He gained 39 yards in the drive and got the score from the one. Arkansas scored on its next three possessions, going 77 yards in nine plays for Burnett's touchdown from the 7, and then marching to a 25-yard field goal by Ronny South for a 17-0 half-time lead. Bobby Roper, defensive end, recovered a fumble that led to the Razorbacks second touchdown and his pass interception set up the field goal. Quarterback Jon Erittenum, finding the Aggie defenses looser after Burnetts show, hit 9-of-20 pass attempts for 138 yards, including a 12-yarder to Jim Lindsey, wingback, for a touchdown. South later threw a 34-yarder to end Bob Crockett for another Razorback score. Texas A&M Arkansas First downs 7 21 Yards rushing 45 226 Yards passing 131 214 Passes 12.24 13-28 Passes intercepted by ... 1 2 Punts 10-40.1 9-38 9 Fbumbles lost 1 9 Penalties 1-5 3-62 Texas A&M 0 0 0 00 Arkansas 0 17 7 731 Ark Burnett 3 run (5outh kick) Ark Burnett 7 run (South kick) Ark FG 25 South Ark Lindsey 12 pass from Brlttenum (South kick) Ark Crockett 34 pass from South (South kick) Phone Sunday Want Ad s In before noon Saturday. BA 1-5500. Adv. Spot Oakland said he will go with Tom Flores, his No. 1 quarterback. But Davis will have Dick Wood primed for action, too. The 6-foot-5 Wood, dealt to Oakland by the New York Jets when they went to a youth movement at quarterback, has a 3-0 career record against the Chiefs. Top receiving threats for the Raiders will be Poweii; rookie Fred Biletnikoff, who (Continued on Page 2S) V 4 5 COLORADO OKLAHOMA 13 TULSA .55 MISSISSIPPI .. 23 0 SO. ILLINOIS... 12 L.S.U....... 0 49 7 ILLINOIS PU.1DUE 21 S. M. U. ..... 31 NOTRE DAME. 29 U.C.L.A. . . . . 10 . 0 TEXAS 14 NAVY 3 AIR FORCE .... 0 ( (Story on Page 6S) (Story on Page 7S) (Story on Page 45) (Story on Page 2S) (Story on Page 8S) (Story on Page 4S) (Story on Page 8S) (Story on Page 85) - . x. a. -a - - -- ' - - . 4J -.. A " - -

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