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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 26, 1961
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UNCOLN H'NUAY JOURNAL AND STAR ajanjnana Jfc j F i Losses Sparked Sooners NU Passing Not Expected They remembered not the Alamo or anything that historic. But the Oklahoma University football team did remember two consecutive losses to Nebraska's Corn - huskers. Did those memories help fire up the Sooners the second half? It didn't diminish their desire, they agreed. "We wanted this pretty bad," summed up battle beaten Sooner hero Jimmy Carpenter, ace senior halfback. As he had his eye and nose wounds tended in the locker room, Carpenter pegged the winning second half effort as "playing the way we can." "This was our best game to date," he added. Carpenter said Thunder Thornton of Nebraska inflicted both the nose and eye gashes that gave the Sooner the look of a beaten boxer. "He socked me real good with his shoulder," said Carpenter, emphasizing nothing illegal caused the cuts. Lanky lineman Dennis Ward said, "If you'd cut out the first half, the game wasn't bad. Nebraska passed more than we expected and the line didn't put on a good rush the first half." With a sheepish grin he concluded, "We're looking forward to next week (vs. Oklahoma State). We're going to break .500 this season," referring to a possible 5 - won, 5 - lost season. Quarterback Bob Page credited Wilkinson's teach ing lor the quick Sooner score at the start of the 3rd quarter. "The coach teaches us that after a penalty to call a pass. Usually the opponent is stacked up expecting a run," he explained. Tackle Duane Cook thought "Nebraska was big and strong and just outplayed us the first half." "We played like we should the second half," he added. Cook and other Sooners neaped most of their praise on these Huskers: Willie Ross, Bill Thornton, Dennis Claridge, Rudy Johnson and guard Dwain Carlson. Thornton, used for very few plays and only on defense, still earned great respect from OU players. Cook expressed it simply, but emphatically: "That Thornton was real good there at the end (when OU was battling for its final and winning touchdown.) ftPvl May Be Wrong IM P fo!ba11 wm rePlace baseball as the nation's favorite pastime. So said the fellow who talked to the nation's newspaper editors down in Dallas the other day. 1 It was a sound observation. While pro football has been presenting a most Inter - WmSf 5LrUa"t'. bffbal! has refused t0 chanSe - This combined witli television inroads, has dropped baseball attendance and just about killed minor league baseball - Unfortunately, the problem won't stop there. The next victim may be college football. As long as colleges charge liLl ri5tK ?fy mu! realize tha they are in direct com - tiUon with the swelling pro football ranks. Simple Solution r;!?a!!yCOllege gfmes have bccome duU an interesting that you would expect the rules makers to become alarmed. The solution doesn't seem difficult. All it takes is a return to two - platoon football, f That's what the pros use so effectively and what the colleges used to have. It was decided that this was unfair to smaller ' schools. Today, therefore, the big schools can't use it but the smaU schools do. 4 3 ?aue.r wh0 pIayed football for a fine Universi - ty of Nebraska team back in 1950, was brought up in two - platoon days. He took some high school kids and turned them into a fancy offensive machine at Lincoln Northeast High School. It probably was one of the greatest scoring ag - gregations ever turned out in the Class A ranks of Nebraska high school football. Many Advantages UIi a?13 advantages to two - platoon football. Certainly, it provides more action and more competent performances in the college ranks. It definitely gives mora boys a chance to play, and, the pros have proved, ytm caa do it with no larger squads. ?JVuKi g00d becaus makes coaching easier m the limited time available. The reason most college teams aren't wide - open on offense is that they have to spend just as much if not more time on defense. With only a couple of days of actual work, it is easy to seee why not much new is added from week to week. .J aMP4 athe rul1eJf makeri m the coaches and take this into consideration when they meet la Janu - 17 Bud 'Most Happy Fella By Jim Raglin You'd have thought it cinched a national championship the way Bud Wilkinson beamed and literally leaped with joy. All it took to make the usually reserved Oklahoma football coach the afternoon's most happy fella was a victory over Nebraska. But there was no mistak - ing how badly Bud and his band wanted that victory. Bear - hugging his players as they left the field, then being hoisted atop their shoulders for a joy ride to the dressing room, Wilkinson saturated the scene with smiles. Reviewing the cherished triumph Wilkinson said he did not pep talk the players into their second half effort. 'We made a few adjust Early Hope in Finale Short - Lived Continued from PageJD. JLn thard P0"1 football that not only stopped wfJtWey E simply arred the Husker fcr - ward wall for 175 yards in the second half. This had to be two football games. The first one was Nebraska's. .They got a first down on the first play of the game as quarterback Dennis Claridge, in superb form Dassed magnificent end Don Purcell for 16 yards ? playshe firSt touchdown came on a "65 - yard drive in just 8 i u F2Le I?oss fullbacking for Thornton, Rudy Johnson at eft halfback and Dennis Stuewe at right half wre devastat - JSdg5 hLt PrUruCeU for 12 yflrds Stuewe for 26 be - tirzttf&sss stuewe had to ,ight bootee S $nt Vet tW 8nd Meade This was going to be fun. ,i J Vt. ?TL'!dJuarter " was anoth 65 - yard drive, this ww.v, til jUJl v I'laj a. Johnson took a auiok Johnson made a yard before Purcell took a pass at the By Dick Becker Sunday Sports Columnist November 26, 11 ' r Jubilant Sooners carry a happy Bud Wilkinson off the field. ments; no more than usual," the soft - spoken coach commented. Bud thought his team played well the first half, too. "But we couldn't stop Nebraska the first half," he said. Wilkinson termed the Sooner ball control and sustained drives of the second half the best OU had come up with in 1961. "We are getting better every game," he said after his club's 4th consecutive win. Ross made ! 1 t j : Buffs Rip Iowa State Continued from Page ID. Big Eight for the confer - ence to supply one of the teams for the New Year's Day game. This will be Colorado's second trip to the Orange Bowl. They de - feated Clemson 27 - 20 there Jan. 1, 1957. The triumph for 7th ranked Colorado taunted by critics who said it plays too conservatively was the hard - working Buffaloes' reply to Orange Bowl selectors. Earlier this week, they were reported casting fond glances toward Kansas after it ran up impressive scores against oft - beaten teams. Colorado's only loss in 9 games this season was a 2M2 upset by Utah. Halfback Bill Harris ram - bled 87 yards with a punt return for one touchdown, 59 yards from scrimmage for a second TD and 3 yards for another in highlighting the Colorado frolic, Colorado's powerful line, which a week ago stopped Nebraska without a first down, halted Iowa State's biggest threat within 6 inches, of the goal in the second quarter. We Mat .t laara , f 14 a - 44 Cil Wood run Hiilehrard kk u m mMt mUtm iHihvbt,LBA Colo - Mama 5 run Ou faitel) mSSt? from Coto - MMTia It Vn ham Vmm tatc Attendance SJu3. r.rat fkn . ... 1it C - ia V .,,. raaaaa 4.14 a,M - Paa IatfHM4 By 1 i Punt T - 4H 4 - 12 MHamnnMrs. m "Playing without Thornton hurt Nebraska. Claridge passed exceptionally well. You can't throw much better than he did today. Some passes were dropped and that hurt Nebraska," Wilkinson said. He said the NU use of double flankers and a wide end was unexpected, but that the Husker pass patterns Mere "normal." Draining a small carton of milk, - the Oklahoma coach denied he was leaving to work full time on the President's physical fitness program or. to take any coaching jobs that are open. "If Oklahoma is happv with me, I'm happy there," he said. Oklahomans should have Deen happy Saturday. ?kma J0' - fanf rfooted Past defender Mike McClellan b&2& end 20116 a 25 - d n - tiJFwMSl!9 thi HJ skcrf got ,ife &in Gary too - gJ?t d U jr08 Rob Page loose from the ball and the ever - present Purcell nabbed it at the Oklahoma 22. 4 u'&ffij faCed fr 9 ards and Ross zaa?JLSeTAS lGft in e half Meade moved to field lit nffp" W?p a neatly - executed fake but Claridge' pass was off Purcell's fingers in the end zone. m ri?hte tried from the 15 but it was wide to the right, taking with it the Canby, Minn., senior's last chance to kick a fielder each of the 3 vears he played aga ns dtTor. He beat SnerS Withhis TCSSS the gamefriendS' iS far 8S lt g0es Nebraska, half of Oklahoma came back charged up and loaded for bear. The Sooners went 70 yards on 3 plays and a 15 - vard Husker piling penalty for their first cJa yJ J ilr v J T i tarPentcr Passed to halfback Mike iCLieiian for 9 varr Fullback Phil Lohmann moving the ball to the NU 30. CJ' f. Je tn.e fad back and hit end Ronnie Payne behind !Ke &erpj,,deri fr 8 touchdown - Go Wcked wann f iflck0ff' r?n 3 P18 and Punt - This rftr ,PperLil 3,otber occasions during the second half for a net of two yards and punted 4 times. w.2S? i?ma t(K? ?ne Punt y Claridge and Monte Deere returned it 19 yards to the Husker 33 intf Ll?k j2St I piays for the score with Carpenter swing - ing right end and diving over Husker Dick Callahan for the ext?S $nt 9 yardS Ut Jarman tied U at 14"14 with an The winning touchdown came just nhen it appeared that .Nebraska was finally out of the hole. nfcim2gS loaTla sensaUonal 70 - yard punt dead on the Oklahoma 2 - yard line. But Claridge's brilliant punting, as it has all year, doesn't seem to give the Huskers a lift. The Sooners proceeded to move 96 yards, taking 25 plays and using up nearly 13 minutes on the clock. The drive started with time for 6 plays in the 3rd quar - ter. It ended with just 5 minutes left in the game. The Huskers had the Sooners on 3rd down 7 times in the drive and 7 times OU managed the needed yardage. af . A .... 0 s t a . .. - .... vjipemer nnany swept nht end for the score after NU held twice at its 2 - yard line. Jarman kicked the extra point. Nebraska could do nothing its last chance and even tried a trick play with Purcell taking a wide pitchout from Clar - idge and then throwing a long pass. It went way over the intended receiver who had started to come back up field. This, then, was the story of two ball games. Nebraska got excellent play from Purcell who had a great day, both offensively and defensively. Claridge had his passing on target in the first half. On two occasions he hit re ceivers witn long throws but the ball was dropped. It was an afternoon that started beautifully but ended on a dismal note. Nebraska wound up with 3 wins, 6 losses and one tie. Jennings, who now must wrestle with the problem of an expiring contract before Jan. 15, has a 5 - year mark of 15 wins, 34 losses and one tie. For most of the squad its all over until spring practice. For 9 seniors it was the end of a career. For the fans, well, at least we don't have to worry about who gets the bowl bids. Huskers Held A quarter - inch away. That's how close Oklahoma came . to a critical first down on the final play of the first quarter. "We not only stopped them, we out - talked them,' said one happy Husker who was in on the stop and the crowded scene as the meas urement was njade. I NU Gridders Continued from Page ID. (George) Kelly has really tried to keep us going all year. And - Coach (Cietus) Fischer and Coach (Dick) Monroe seem like they're helluva good coaches but they don't get to do much." Senior end Dick McDan - lel had no comment on the game, other than the shake of his head, but he satd bitterly, "Well, I just hope this school gets some more good material again some time." Haney interjected, "It's really something when you call upstairs for a defense and get told 'We don't know, give us 6 plays or so and we'll have it.' "It's just a damn shame to see a good football team go down the drain," Haney added. Junior guard Gary Too - good said Oklhoma "didn't (Jo anything different in the second half except get good field position. "They got one quickie on us that hurt," Gary said. "They've got a lot of hustle, but they don't have the manpower we have." Quarterback Dennis Claridge was also at a loss to explain the two entirely dif - erent halves. Squeezing on a pop bottle Big 8 Standings CONFERENCE , M "IT Pet. Pta. Opo Colorado 1 a 01.000 m 3t Missouri ........ S t t .714 7t Kns S t t .714 11 Oklahoma 3 3 t .MO 74 Iowa State S 4 .42 M Oklahoma Mala t 4 .US 74 NEBRASKA ..... I i I .M M Kaniaa State . . . 7 .009 M S7 51 73 113 M 03 11 j ALL GAMES , J W L T Pel. Pta. Os. Colorado S a . 14S a? Missouri , 7 f l ,T7i 124 Kanaaa 3 1 .70S n$ Iowa Ktate , . .119 JMO 151 Oklahoma 4 S t .444 101 Oklahoma State 4 S .444 141 NEBRASKA S 1 .3S1 11 Kansaa State .... t 7 t .200 &f M SI lltt m 14 133 330 hnllpr! fnr ia on .nt, ! Marguerite Stakes Baltimore, Md. M With Tamarona, the odds - on favorite, finishing out of the money, James Cox Brady's Upswept posted a $31.80 mutuel after winning the $20,000 - ad - ded Marguerite Stakes at Pimlico Saturday. 4 Way Ranch's Dulaturee was second by a half - length Bottle Bay, and hanging his head, Denny said, VI don't know what happened. We didn't get to pass much the second half because we didn't get field position. "I guess Oklahoma solved what they were doing wrong at the half," Claridge said. "They put a better rush on the second half.", Bill (Thunder) Thornton, who played only briefly on defense because of Injured legs, said he thought he had stopped the Oklahoma plu - ger short of first down on the NU 1 just before the last OU touchdown. "Yeah, I thought I had him back," Bill said. Regarding the winning TD, Thunder said, "We should have known that play HOLDING IT HIGH Ron Taylor (12), Missouri quarterback, holds the ball high look ing for a teammate to lateral to as he's tackled by Kansas' Con Keating (14) in their - Football - BIO EIGHT Oklahoma tl , NEBRASKA 14 Colorado 34 Iowa Ktato Mlaaouri 10 Kanaaa t Oklahoma SLato 4s Kaaaaa 8 lata BIO TEN Damo SI MfeNfaa . Stato IIHaola t Ohio State M ....Michifan 90 Purdaa J4 Indiana IS Wlaconaia Mianctoia 11 EART rornell 31 Dartmouth U Priarel. a Harvard tl o 1 Holy 4, rota 14 Ctnntctuut 3 " ' P 47 . Ruigera 3 Caiama 19 . - 4C. iff ..t .'. . . . Be. , ... .2 SOITH i ubufo 3t . . rior.da IS Irmaoa North Caroliaa M. rloruia t.mM 44 ..... iciua u. i .a I (irambliic 49 AU - ora Louittana Mate l , Tataaa Miaa. Kouthera t ... Trially '!. 14 Aoulh Caroliaa M VandorhUt 1 Tamaa SI Wolford 21 Teaaaooaa Sf Koaiarhr It Virginia St Maryland 1 Waka Foroai IT North Carolina 14 MIDWEST Otaetaaatf 19 Detroit U MINERAL BOWL MUvttta, (Ma.) St. St Paraaaw (laj I SOl'THWEBT Arlaoaa St ..Arlioaa St. V. IS Arkaaaaa St Teiaa Tarh Barter SI Soatbcm Mcthodtat Blohoat M Alabama AfcM St Houatoa St Florida State S McMnrray 3 Abiirnc (hrlatiaa 2 New Mfiif St. S4 .. Mardta - 4ttmmono S North Taaaa St. S4 .. Tea. Woatera 14 Rlro 3 Tciaa Christian 16 Southern V. 14 . , prairlo Vlow 1 WEST Now Mavira 14 .., Brlgham Tounc I Or aeon State Oregon Stanford M California ? I C LA 1 Smithorn Cat 1 Waahiattea) SI Waahutctoa St. 11 CANADIANS Hamilton, tt Toronto S7 Brewer Slips In Mobile Tournev . 0 Mobile, Ala. Tourney leader Gay Brewer's putting touch deserted him Saturday and he faltered to a two - over - par 74 in the 3rd round of the $15,000 Mobile Open golf tournament. The round left the Crystal River, Fla. pro with a bare stroke lead on the field, compared with the h e a 1 1 h y 4 - stroke edge he had built up through the first 36 holes. TOP TEM Gar B rawer , J.nhony Pott Arnold Palmar 7 ei 71 - 210 i Iani Sikt - t Gourn Knudaoa ... M 1 TuX 11 ffl T 4 Joo Morcoro Pat ScftMat) T2 73!21t B - rby Ntchota T4 71 TaiS 4a Guatin ,.... ? 7J2iS Job Bamoa 7l - 73 - 7l23J Basketball Sit Boato Ua, Mot Vark M. rhtla4olaou 14, (ktoaao lot. Ht. Mia 141 Mrromao lea. AB&. - ; , PtMalMirfti fT. Cteaolaa4 tl. ftaaktafton t. Kan tram tec it. - CH.LM,K Bmw tn. Ckartetoa) m ' C'arooavoaTaa W. Kkaff Cotla It, . &ttm laaa. 4, Aaoaanntiani ft. M, "I ftotnaa lmi at. , W. fa. 91. Cmtm4 a. WkMlnit It. AIron - llroatiia It, - Pro Bowlinir Froono tl. Eotf an 14. ' ; Ft ortt 14, imaJte 12 tm AAjfotea U. Hmw T.rk , ttwaanaliotH. Fat IS. Aftteaaa it. i Are was coming, but I guess we got surprised," , Purcell said the winning TD was "my mistake." "I went inside instead of staying to the outside it was my fault," Purcell said. The Omaha end said, "We knew they had a good ball club. But it's just gotta be inside the guys we lost some of our steam. "I. still have respect for our club and our coaches," Purcell added. "(Bill) Jennings not only teaches a lot of football, he teaches you a lot about life, too." Mick Tingelhoff, senior center and a tri - captain, summed it up simply, "They just out - hit us the second half, I guess." Big 8 game. Tigers Iii Big Tame 8 Continued from Page ID. ball, but Kansas cashed in early on a fumble by Missouri " quarterback Jim Johnson at the Missouri 16 Arizona Wins, 22 - 13 Wildcats Tip Arizona St. V Tempe, Ariz, tm Arizona shook the cobwebs from its offensive attack in the final 16 minutes Saturday night to defeat Arizona State University 22 - 13 in a bitter intrastate football clash. A ........ Arizona, trailing by 10 . points at halftirae, struck for j 3 touchdowns to finish with! an 8 - 1 - 1 season record the I best in the 62 - year history of' wuacat loot nail. Arizona State completely dominated the first half by shackling the Arizona attack. The Sun Devils used an in tercepted pass and a Wildcat fumble to set up o n e touchdown and a field goal. AriafMta . .. S Sfl Ariiona State S 19 t t 13 ASl lXi .lonoa 35 An KG MOaofl 35 Asu Nelaon s run f Jones kick ASL' - KO Jodt M A - , Mtnco 31 pi from Wtlaxra (paw failed) . Ara Wilaon S run (WiUoa kk - kl AraPtompaon 7 run (kkk failed ) Attendant 40,164 Axtsona Artaana St. rirn uowvm , it fluariuta YanlM . . . 2 Faaatag arcte4a .... Uf PaMwa Poa lMrcafted By S Punia ... ...,.. . - 36 I Fumhtea Loot 1 Yard Penatiwd 4$ IhO 10 T - 1S 1 1 30 illimililiiliiliiiilli!m'Tnimiiif!iiiinitiiiniuiiiij Sports State Sunday Local No events scheduled. State Hockey Omaha v. Toledo, Ak - Sar - Ben Coliseum, 7 p.m. National Football Denver v. Houston, TV - 7, 2:30 p.m.; Log Angeles v. Chicago, TV - 8 & 10, 1 p.m.; St. Louis v. Pittsburgh, TV - 3, 1 p.m. Monday Local No events scheduled. Tuesday Local Hassling Pershing Au - , ditofium, 15th Si Mf 8 30 P ITk Talkative Pat Clare, the 3rd member of the tri - captain squad, said, "I can't figure out what happened. It was really crazy what a change. Boy, I don't know." One of the visitors to the Husker dressing room in the field house was Noel Martin, the senior fullback who did not play this fall. "We sure needed him this vear" Tonpnnd observed. "We could have used him as a runner and espeqially as a linebacker." Asked if he planned to play next year (he has an other year of eligibility), Martin said: "It just depends on what happens well, I'm not going to just go out and waste my time." W1REPHOTO Shocker ssouri 16. Curtis McClinton and Co!rm?n a'fernted in car - rytn V tb 3. in - r ciiftrlfrb - cU Jr i it a d 1 plowed to the one. Cole - 1 urn iLvcd ocr renter on a 4th down situation for the Jayhawks' score and Wallace Barnes kicked the extra point. Tobin's field goal was set up on runs of 12 and 13 yards by substitutle fullback Paul Underhill and a 13 - yard ramble by Taylor. The Missouri drive ran out of gas at the Kansas 9 and Tobin booted his 3 - pointcr. Taylor, who was injured a week ago and was not expected to see action, threw passes of 9, 16 and 21 yards to keep the winning Missouri touchdown drive going. The 21 - yarder was to halfback Vince Turner and carried to the Kansas 8 - yard line. Tobin cracked left tackle but was stopped for no gain, and then Kansas was penalized to the 4 for being offside. Underhill went to the 3 and then Tobin went in for the touchdown. Missouri, the defending Big 8 conference champion, enjoyed an edge in statistics. The Tigers gained 174 yards rushing and 58 passing, while Kansas had 153 KU on the ground and 28 through the air. It was Missouri's 32nd win In the 7Cvear history of the Kansas - Missouri series. Eight games ended in ties. 51fsouri'i hard - charging middle lime was too much for Kansas all conferenct quarterback Had!, who had one of hit worst days lie carried 10 times for mi bus n yards and completed only two of 8 passes for 18 yards. . r . - : a ftMO .a..V. t tWf Kant plrmaa ! ran (Barnaa , rt Tmbhi If Attatttfaiaai 4t.ta , 9m ttmm - 1 StuatotM rnBM , m fr 1 . Faaaiiui VtlanM ' rtaoaa , . mJ . 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