The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine on September 29, 1975 · 15
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The Bangor Daily News from Bangor, Maine · 15

Bangor, Maine
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Monday, September 29, 1975
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There are still a great many coaches who take pride in the defensive tactics of their clubs but comparative scores indicate this might be the year of the offense a spinoff from the pros We all know the major clubs like to rattle off impressive totals to enhance their chances of a high rating but a lot of the smaller colleges are falling in line Coaches stay awake nights dreaming up new offenses Once the Wing T was the thing then came the wishbone and they said it was almost unstoppable But they minimized it and now it's the veer or the pro set and who knows what might be devised before the season ends? Weekend scores indicate the accent is on offense at some points Some totals look like a throw back to the basketball scores of the thirties — 43 33 28 28 41 20 24 22 and 35 28 Of course the number of shutouts still prove there is pride in defense Ask the average player on defense and he'll tell you he'd rather defend than run They like the contact of tackles the thrill of breaking up a pass play or making an interception and recovering an enemy fumble Yet most of thorn go without fanfare or glory except among their own group A few quarterback sacks will help gain recognition but for the most part the defenders are unheralded Offense is the name of the game Of course for every coach who lays awake nights thinking up a new offense there are ten more losing sleep planning defenses against it Imagination innovations and the personnel to execute the new systems are all a part of the color of football The gambles on fourth down use of the punt as a weapon the surprise plays and the ability of the opposition to adjust to them are the things that make collegiate football what it is the most colorful of the sport at all levels The pros sometimes become so automatic they are boring They have specialists for everything from the calling of the coin toss to keeping the football inflated And if they don't have them ihey hire them College coaches among the smaller schools must make the best of what is on hand and this is where imagination enters the picture They are the men who make football the spectacular game that it is They don't have a fleet of Caddies to start the race They inherit a mixture of horsepower and develop it into a combined machine that can keep up with the Caddies in the Grand Prix of fall football That's what makes it an interesting race BOSTON CAP) - ‘it’s a super feeling Now I hope it becomes a miraculous feeling" Veteran second baseman Kddie Doyle acquired in mid-June from the California Angels summed up on Sunday for the Boston Red Sox what it is like to be American League East champs Despite a 5 2 loss to Cleveland on Saturday Boston moved into the after the New fork Yankees eliminated the Red Sox’ only challenger Baltimore by sweeping a doubleheader from the Orioles The champagne was on ice but the Boston clubhouse was probably the auictest in sports history for a team winning a title Equipment manager Pete i ferrone was all alone when i he Yankees ended laltimore's hopes at 7:35 pm The players as confident as they have been all season had scattered ready to celebrate on their own Only manager Darrell Johnson and General Man ager Dick O'Connell hung around with a few writers Criticized a great deal for the team's collapse -the Red Sox blew a seven game lead in the final six weeks his rookie year as my biggest baseball' manager in 1974 -Johnson was vindicated So was O'Connell a man who went out on a limb in hiring Johnson watching the plav-by play hiring Johnson account of the "1 feel super just great Orioles-Yankees second Johnson said ‘1 feel goo Orioles-Yankces second a me on The Associated ress printer in the Fenway Park press box I good all I Johnson for myself the club- all the guys The ball players made this possible This is ‘Tve heard some complaints about Johnson ever since we hired him" O'Connell said "Last year was tough to swallow but we just didn't have the players This year we did I don t think any manager could have done a better job than Darrell Of course we're going to give him a new contract” UMO Bears best Bucknell Bisons R WILLIAMS HOT TOP PAVING - Get-acquainted Special Any Driveway 9 x 50 259 completed All types of paving needs Parking Lots Sidewalks Seal Coating Let us give you the quality guaranteed fob you are looking for CALL ANYTIME 947-8821 By Owen Osborne NEWS Sports Editor ORONO - “I thought our secondary did well under the conditions and Dennis (Emerson) ran the executions well but our specialty teams deserve a lot of credit" Coach Walt Abbott took little time to reflect on the 17-0 victory posted by his University of Maine club here Saturday for their initial grid decision in three starts He began preparations immediately lor this week's game at Rhode Island But if he had elaborated he probably would say his Bears defeated the Bisons at their own game in the air much of the time but keeping the plays well mixed and showing a lot of imagination for a Maine team with the most versatile attack in some time under anything but ideal field conditions After a scoreless first period in which neither club threatened but was played mostly in Maine territory things began to take shape in the seoend quarter after Gary Dow had captured a Bucknell fumble at the Maine 33 Mark DeGregario Jim Dumont and Rudy Di Pietro took turns on carries but Emerson hit Pete Kennan with a 15-yard pass and the Bears got to tne Bison 19 Jack Leggett tried a field goal from the 26 that went wide By halftime it appeared the game might be decided on one break even by three points and that miss would be costly The break came halfway through the third period Dow recovered another fumble this time at the Maine 47 and the Bears began to move Dumont got eight yards overland Emerson kept for 11 and Jim Hood aaded three The drive continued highlighted by a 12-yard pass to DeGregario and another pass to him for five yards The hard running Bear blasted six yards to reach the three then went over right tackle to score Leggett kicked the extra point Bucknell got in five plays after the kickoff before Maine forced a punt and the Bears were moving again this time from their 15 to the enemy 25 Record goal It was here Ieggett tried a 42-yard field goal that successfully sailed between the uprights for a modern day record With the plays being shuttled in from Abbott Maine got on the move again after four Bucknell plays one in which quarterback Kerry Snow was sacked the first of three times Emerson displayed his running ability as well as passing capabilities while Dumont got off several major thrusts that helped put the ball at the Bison 11 It was fourth - and - eight when Emerson kept to sweep right end and score and Leggett applied the extra point That was it as far as Bucknell was concerned Maine reserves finished out the last couple of minutes Snow who had gained close to 300 yards in the air the previous week vs Rutgers lost the aerial war to Emerson 175 yards to 59 Maine got the best overland yardage too topped by DeGregario’s 70 and 55 by Bill Bruso Mike Penaabene was the leading gainer for the Bisons with 34 In all Maine garnered 172 yards on the ground to 85 for Bucknell now 0-2 for the season Emerson who stepped into a starting job as quarterback the previous week when Jack Cosgrove was injured late in a game with Massachusetts displayed a lot of poise and ability for a sophomore Dave Hill collects Sahara golf title LAS VEGAS Nev UF1 — Dave Hill who missed the cut in two of his last three starts defeated Rik Massengle in the first hole of sudden-death playoff Sunday to capture the $20000 first prize in the Sahara Invitational Golf Touranament Hill and Massengle each firestone WINTER RETREADS 6 50-13 7 00-13 6 95-14 Bljckwalls All pticcf plus 37C to 62 C pet tire Fed tax exp and 2 recappablc tites 2 for 2 for 29 31 735-1415 7 75-1415 Blackwalls 8 25-1415 8 55-141 S Blackwalls WHITEWALLS ADD 6150 PER TIRE Bank Ami m: FREE ICE SCRAPER Minute Muffler Man Says Leaky Fumes are Dangerous' Play it safe with a new muffler 'DiA'litu COMPLETE CAR SERVICE T'fone Some of his 26 passes were on target but muffed because of poor conditions while he had a lot of help from DeGregario Dumont Andy Soldati Chris Edwardson and Crai Gaspard the latter injure late in the game On defense veterans Leggett Scott Shulman Fred Royer Mark Cosgrove John Wardwell Rudy Rawcliffe Dow and Rich McCormick were among the leaders but the entire defense did an excellent job containing Bucknell runners and minimizing Snow's aerial ability Abbott said a few- of the Bears were bruised but he wouldn't know their status until mid-week as well as how quarterback Jack Cosgrove might fare If both Cosgrove and Emerson are healthy Maine hopes to extend its streak over Rhody to five but it could be a tough task The Rams bowed to Ivy League favorite Brown by 41-20 but trailed only a single touchdown going into the final period For Bucknell Larry Brunt Mark Duda Pensabene Bob Magee and John Coffelt were the leaders Since they had departed Friday their home town airport in Lewisburgh Pa was under water It just wasn't a good day for the Bisons who host Cornell this week Bwckmll M tint First a Yards rushing Pane an Passes comp Yards pass- Passes ml by Punting ava Fumbles Own ret Yard penalties 6 is 71 I 5 1 IMS 4 7 177 7 II 171 2 SJJ3 I 4 10 AAan 0 0 7 10-17 Bucknell 0 0 0 0— 0 Mama — OeGregarloJ run Leggett kick Mama — Leggett Held ooal 4? Marne — Emerson 11 run Leggett kick Time on his hands University of Maine quarterback Dennis Emerson gets some good protection as he looks down field for a possible receiver in the second period Saturday at Orono as Maine faced Bucknell University Teammate Jim Dumont blocks out linebacker Jim Nesbitt With no receivers uncovered Emerson ran for 11 yards and a first down Maine won 17-0 (NEWS Photo by John Storey) Johnson who says his wife Dixie calls him "Stoney" because of his outwarn lack of emotion was irritated slightly when someone mentioned that the Red Sox backed into the championship with the Orioles’ doubleneader loss "It would have been more fun to win today before the home fans but we didn't back into anything" he said "We’ve won nine of our last 12 games We won with 31 games over 500 That isn't backing into anything "You can’t fault Baltimore Earl Weaver (Baltimore manager) did a magnificent iob and so did his players If they hadn’t we would have won this thing 10 davs ago" The Red Sox led the East Division since June 29 They were paced by the arrival of sensations Fred Lynn and Jim Rice who became the first rookie teammates to drive in more than 100 runs each since 1939 and the return to form of pitchers Rick Wise and Reggie Clevelandm Injury-plagued catcher Carleton Fisk also came back strong Everyone contributed but plenty of help came from Doyle ana relief pitcher Jim Willoughby acquired from the St Louis Cardinals farm system in early July Doyle hit better than 300 for the Red Sox while Willoughby had a 5-2 record and eight saves for Boston The Red Sox fielded a patched lineup in the regular season windup against Cleveland Sunday as Johnson rested many of his regulars "Right now I'm inclined to give all the guys Monday ana Tuesday off" Johnson said "Then we'll try to work pretty hard Wednesday Thursday and Friday in preparation for the playoffs witn Oakland "Luis Tiant Rick Wise and Reggie Cleveland will be my pitchers in the first three games against Oakland but not necessarily in that order A great deal depends on Luis’ bad back" The best-of-five series for the American League pennant and a World Series berth will open in Boston on Saturday The two teams will play again Sunday before moving to Oakland for the windup shot two under-par finish at a 14-under 270 over the 72 holes In the sudden-death playoff the pair started on the first hole of the Sahara-Nevada Country Club course a par-five 545-yarder Massengle sealed his doom by hitting his second shot into the water on the right side of the green After Massengle took a drop and pitched up onto the green he missed his par putt Hill then two-putted from eight feet away to win his first tournament of the year Hill 38 of Denver earned $133674 last year to rank 11th on the tour's money list but hp has had nothing but problems this year entering the Sahara with a sub-par total of $53533 He carded previous rounds of 68 66 and 67 The 28 -year-old Massengle winner of the Tallahassee Open in April went to the driving range and hit some balls before the pair began their suddendeath playoff He captured second place money of $15390 in the $135000 tournament There was a tie for third place between veteran Bobby Mitchell the 1972 Tournament of Champions winner and 27year-old North Carolinan Joe Inman at 237 13-under-par Inman carded a final-day 67 while Mitchell who started the last round in a tie with Massengle and Hill for the lead came in with a 70 Two shots back of Massengle and Hill at the finish was the quartet of roly-poly rookie George Cable Charles Coody Don January and Australian Bruce Crampton Crampton who fired 65s in the second and third rounds to move within one stroke h the leaders fell to a 70 Cable also had trouble with the pressure after starting the dav just one shot buck and also came in at 70 January was five-under-par and 66 and Cixxly had a 68 Mild taste Milder price Harwood Canadian 80 proof 4-ycar-old Imported and bottled by the Summit Marketing Co NY N Y 10022

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