The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 3, 1971 · Page 26
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Sunday, October 3, 1971
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Army Plows Mizzou, 22-6 Lincoln Suiulay Journal and Star October 3, 1971 3 C First downs ... Rushes-vards Yards passing Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Missouri 14 48-2Ifl . 162 40 10-23-3 . 7-37 4 11 Army 13 51-212 88 67 6 - 22-1 11-41 2 75 Colorado Rallies to Beat Kansas St 9 31-21 rails Short, 38-20 First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Kansas State Colorado 13 17 ................ 51-219 37-97 .................. 178 276 0 106 15-32-0 14-28-1 ................ 8-42 6-38 2 3 50 32 WEST POINT, N. Y. (AP) Kingsley B'iaik, a second-string sophomore quarterback, fired three touchdown passes in the second hall Saturday and rallied rebounding Army to a 22-6 football victory over error- platgued Missouri. It was Army’s second triumph in three games, one more than the Cadets W'on all last season. Mi.s&onri is 1-3. Army, which failed to capitilize on three fumble recoveries and an interception in the first half and trailed 6-3, finally broke through early in the third period after Gary T(>pping recovered Otto Nichols’ fumble at the Missouri 45. Eight plays later, B’ink, who replaced Dick Atha midway in the second period, s.idesteipped John Brown’s rus'h on third down and whipped a 15-yard pass to Dave Sanders in the end zone. Atha had failed to complete a pass in nine attempts. Army got the bafl back two minutes later when Mike Gainers returned a punt 11 yards to the Cadets’ 46. On the .second play, Ray Ritacco, who carried fonr times for 21 yards on the first touchdown strike, circled right end for 27 more to the Missouri 24, Three plays later, again on third down, Fink passed 18 yards to John Simar, who made a lungjng catch in the end zxme. The Cadets went 50 yards in eight pla-ys for their third touchdown with 10 minutes left in the g*ame. The big gainer was a 25-yard pass from Fink to Ed Francis to the Tigers’ 22. Once again, faced with a third down, Fink fired six yards to Bruce Simpson who made the catch as he fell across the goal line. A 56-yard run by quarterbai k Chuck Roper early in the se- cHind period'gave Missouri a 6-3 half-time lead after Jim Barclay kicked a 40-yard field goal for Army in the first quarter. An enthusiastic record .Michie Stadium crowd of 43,503 fired up by Army’s upset of Georgia Tech a week ago, saw the Cadets foil one Missouri threat after another. Early in the game. Jack Bastable fumbled at the Army 33 and Merce Ferguson recovered. Late in t h e opening period on fourth down and two at the Army 28, John Roth, leader of the Cadets’ defense, nailed Roper for a three-yard loss, .Mis.souri suffered another fumble and interception in the second half and had its final drive stopped at the Army 15 with 97 seconds remaining. 2 A ,2 ?■ Army 3 0 12 7—22 Army-FG Barclay 40 .Vo-Roper 56 run (Vick falltol) Army-Sandtri 15 pa»» from Fink (kick failed) Army-Simar II pa»» from Fink (kick failed) ^ r-, . B Army-Simp»on 6 pa»» from Fink Barclay (kick) A - 43,503 Home Slaiid NlJ's l.oiige.-il Nebraska succe.ssfully completed its longest home stand in history Saturday by making Utah State its fourth straight victim. Tl|e record of four straight home games will last for four years. In 1975 Nebraska will open with five straight home games — LSU, Indiana, TCU, Miami and Kansas. Boulder, Colo. t/P' — “K-State is a fine team, but they don’t have everything,’’ said Colorado Coach Eddie Crowder following his team’s 31-21 victory over Kansas State Saturday. “They’re tougher than gangbusters on defense, but we have a few more elements, a few more strengths, that they don’t. It allowed us to win.’’ One of those strengths is Cliff Branch. But, then, who else has a Cliff Branch? The speedster returned a punt 59 yards for a touchdown early in the game — his third score via that route this season —and caught a 20-yard pass late in the third period to put the Buffs on top to stay, 24-21. “I still get excited whenever Branch takes the ball,” Crowder said. “But that’s because I don’t know whether he’ll drop it or score a touchdown.’’ Crowder was pleased with the CU defense, “In tough times, our defense cut them off and forced them to punt,” he said.. One of those tough times w'as in the waning seconds of the first half, after Branch had dropped a punt and turned the hall over to Kansas State at the Buff 49-yard line. The CU defense rose up with its back to the wall and repelled the Wildcats four times in­ side the 3. The previous weekend, Colorado stopped Ohio State three times inside- the 6 before whipping the Buckeyes, 20-14. “Colorado showed what they’ve got, being down and coming back the way they did,” said K-State Coach 'Vince Gibson. “Charlie Davis was stopped inside, but they came back with the pass to beat us. That’s the mark of a good football team.” Gibson said he thought a key to the outcome of the contest was an injury to defensive back Johnny Robertson, who was hurt making the game’s only interception early in the first period. “They kept picking on the kid substitute Terry Brown and it really hurt us,” he said. Kansas State bounced back from Branch’s first score, capitalizing on a Buff fumble at the CU 20-yard line with 7:07 left in the first period. On the sixth play of the series, Wildcat running back Bill Butler carried four yards for the tying score. CU turned a fumble into a score of its own early in the second period when linebacker Randy Geist pounced on the ball at the Wildcat 19. The Buffs hit the scoreboard on tailback Charlie Davis’ plunge from one foot out. Wildcat quarterback Dennis Morrison nwved his team to two third period scores and a brief 21-17 lead. He scored on a keeper around the left side from 12 yards out for the first, then hit flanker Fred Merrill on a 16-yard pass for the second. Kansas State ..........................7 0 14 0-21 Colorado ................ 7 7 10 7—31 CU — Branch SO punt return (Dean Butler 4 run (Georger kick) CU — Davis 1 run (Dean kick) KS — Morrison 12 run (Georger kick) CU — FG (Dean 34) KS — Merrill 16 pass from Morrison (Georger kick) CU — Nichols 23 pass from Johnson (Dean kick) A—47,740. Nebraska split end Frosty Anderson’s first collegiate catch was a big one Saturday. The Scottsbluff sophomore’s diving reception of a Van Brownson pass (1) was good for a 22-yard touchdown. Anderson enthus- ia.stically signals his success (2) after beating Utah State defender Phil Shelley. Shoemake FC Boosts Iowa State First downs Rushing yards Passing yardage Return yardaae Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Iowa St. Kent St. 23 13 50-192 45-166 207 104 153 122 15-29 4 9-15-, 2-45 6-39 1 1 57 20 Kent, Ohio < 1 ?» - Reggie Shoemake kicked a :J6-yard field goal with 1:14 left in the game to propel unbeaten Iowa State to a 17-14 victory over Kent State University. Quarterback Dean Carlson, who ran for two earlier Cyclono scores, kept the winning drive alive moments earlier with a 20-yard pass to Willie Jones on a sec’oiid and loj>g yardage situation. Iowa State. 3-0. will battle unbeaten Colorado next week in Its Big Eight opener. The Cyclones held the upper hand for the three quarters and only the field goal kicking of Gordon Ober kept KSU in the game. Carl-son scoi-ed from five yards out with five minutes left in the quarter for the initial ('\clone score. Iowa Slate 7 0 7 3 17 Kent State 0 3 3 8-14 IS - Carlson 5 run (Shoemake kick) KS FG Ober 20 KS — FG Ober 20 IS Carlson 2 run (Shoemake kick) KS - Harmon ) run (Fello pass from Haves) IS - FG Shoemake 3« A - 15,000 DALE CONYERS, Reoltor —REALTORS— —BUfLOERS— —INSURANCE— JOHNSON REALTY IIIIIIIIIIPIIIIIIIIIIII^^ 477 !271 3701 “0“ St. Continued from Page 1C of scrimmage and scampered 14 yards to the end zone. A small barrage of oranges pelted down from the north stands. Nothing new, but maybe premature with seven Big Eight games on the horizon. Rich Sanger hit the first of six straight conversion kicks and Nebraska enjoyed a 7-0 lead. The defense dug in, held the Aggies to zero yardage in three plays and got the ball back to the offense at the Nebraska 48. That’s one point where something new almost happened. Tagge dropped back, spotted tight end Jerry List barrelling full speed ahead with no Aggies in the vicinity and pitchtHl a strike. IJst, whose 27 career catches have not included a touchdown reception, had the ball drop through his fingers at the 12. He’s still waiting for the six-pointer. Dhliri DiHriipl Drivf Tliat didn’t disrupt the drive. Maury Damkroger ripped off a 22-yard gain and Tagge teamed with Rodgers for 20 yards to put the Big Reii at the 15. Tagge then found a gaping hole over the right side and was stopped only he ran into his right guard, Keith Wortman, at the six. Gary Dixon got three tough yards in two assaults at the surprisingly tough interior defense of the Aggies, then Tagge faked to Dixon and walked three yeards into the end zone as the defense converged on the I-back. It was 14-0 at the quarter and quickly 21-0 in the second period just when the Aggies looked like they’d play it tough. Adams launched a pass from midfield to split end Bob Wicks and the all-America candidate couldn’t haul it in. It bounced out of his hands into Dave Mason’s and the Cornhusker monster back romped 53 yards for a touchdown. Penalties plagued the Cornhusker attack the rest of the half, however, and it took a 13-play, 69-yard march at the outset of the second half to assure the home folks that the offense had indeed shaken the miserie.s it had experienced a week earlier. The drive which opened the .second half was a hammer and tongs affair. The longest play was an ll-yard Tagge to Kinney pass, the only aerial attempt on the march. Dixon displayed some tough inside running ability with 23 yards in four carries after the Cornhuskers had reached the Aggie 36 and Tagge .sneaked the final yard. The invaders, apparently on the ropes ai thbd and nine from their own 27 a few seconds late^*, discovered a new way to move the ball. Adams handed to fullback Ed Giles on a draw play and he careened 34 yards through the right side of the Nebraska defense to the Nebraska 39. Then Adams sailed a pass into the left corner for Wicks, who hauled it in near the 10 and zig-zagged between Jim Anderson and Bill Kosch for the touchdown. Mickey Doyle’s kick sailed wide and Nebraska’s margin was 28-6 with 7:19 left in the period. A clip on Rodgers’ kickoff return moved the ball back to the Nebraska 11. Co-captain Tagge. as if to say ‘don’t do that to us. Aggies'.’ had Nebraska back on the board in 81 seconds. Kinney hit the left side for gains of eight and five yards and Tagge hit Woody Cox for 28 yards on a play-action pass to the Aggie 1*8. Then it was Kinney around left end to the 36. It was time to go to Hodgtrs. A fake into the line froze the secondary momentarily as Rodgers was streaking down and out to the right corner. Tagge drilled home a strike to the five and Rodgers waltzed into the end zone. It was his fifth TD catch ot the season and 12tli of his career. Brownsoii \ Tagge Offers Tip to Mason Continued from Page 1C has shown us anything that we hadn’t “None of the teams been prepared for.” One of the Huskers touchdowns Saturday came on a walk into the end zone by Tagge. “We had run two straight isolation plays with Gary (Dixon) and I faked it to him,” Tagge explained. “Gary carried out the fake beautifully and I was getting a little tired, so I just walked in. It’s a gteat feeling to go in untouched.” Husker monster back Dave Mason, another product of Green Bay, who went 53 yards for a touchdown with a pass interception, couldn’t remember how many touchdown passes he had caught as a halfback at the Green Bay high school where he and Tagge were teammates. Initial Husker Touchdown Brings Barrage of Oranges Caught 55 Passes As Senior But Tagge figured it must have been about 15 and pointed out, “He caught 55 passes his senior year, which was a state record.” But also noting that Mason had dropped a couple of |K)Ssible interceptions, Tagge offered a tip to his teammate, “I think he ought to start staying after practice with the receivers and catch some turn-arounds,” Tagge offered in jest, referring to post-practice drills where receivers are thrown passes, turning to c a t c h the ball on a count from the thrower. “I never used to drop passes,” Mason offered in his defense, “because I used to be a receiver.” He explained that the Husker coaches didn’t have to argue with him to get him from the chore of pass catching to one of playing defense. “I’m on scholarship,” he offered, “And I figure that I should do what they want me to do. They know what is best and they didn’t have to convince me of any ihing.” While Mason scored his touchdown with a pass from the Utah State quarterback, reserve split end Frosty Anderson made his first reception from a Husker quarterback. Van Brownson, a TO reception. “That’s the first pass that’s been thrown to me,” he pointed out. “Johnny Rodgers called the play. He had talked on the sidelines about it working in the third quarter and he then talked to Coach (Tom) Osborne in the press box and they sent me in with it.” .Anderson’s catch was a diving one at the back of the end zone. “I wasn’t even thinking about being out of the Kansas Minnasota First downs ............................... 20 20 Rushing yards ...........................48-224 55-302 Passing yardage ......................... 169 115 Return yardage ............................ 32 17 Passes .................................13-27-2 M2-0 Punts ................................. 6-34 6-43 Fumbles lost .................................... 0 0 Yards penalized ................ 35 60 MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. The Minnesota Gophers, bringing the Big Eight’s four-year domination of Big Ten football teams to a sudden end, battered the Kansas Jayhawks 3820 Saturday with an awesome rushing attack engineered by quarterback Craig Curry. Curry picked up 107 yards in 15 carries, ran for touchdowns of 4 and 17 yards andi passed for 29 yards to (Teorge Honza for a third touchdown. The senior quarterback, who completed 9-12 passes for 115 yards, also set up the two other touchdowns—a three-yard run by Ernie Cook and a two-yard drive by Jim Henry. Kansas fullback Steve Conley leaped into the end zone from one yard out in the first period, blasted 26 yards in the third and ran in from one yard out late in the fourth period for the Jayhawks. Mel Anderson of the Gophers was five for five on conversion kicks and added a 35-yard field goal as Minnesota evened its record at 2-2 and dropped Kansas to 2-2. The Gophers turned the trick again by rushing for more than 300 yands against a Kansas defense that had allowed only 300 on the ground in its previous three games. Kansas 7 0 7 6—20 Minn 14 7 7 10—38 Min — Cook 3 run (Anderson kick) Min — Honza 29 pass from Curry (Anderson kick) Min — Curry 4 run (Anderson kick) Min — HerH-y 2 run (Anderson kick) Kan — Conley 2 run (Helmbacher kick) Min — FG Anderson 35 Min — Curry 17 run (Anderson kick) Kan — Conley 1 run (kick failed) Black Shirt Tackles Even Tackling efforts by the Nebraska Black Shirts Saturday were evenly divided with three players being in on seven stops each. They were middle guard Rich Glover, linebacker Bob Terrio and cornerback Joe Blahak while end Willie Harper and linebacker Bruce Hauge were in on six each. end zone that was 1 fell. when when dived for it. saw the end The line first I coming thought about up at me as Knee» Were Inside “My elbows were out of the end zone, but my knees were still inside and that’s what counts.” The reception also came in front of Anderson’s personal rooting section. “The Sigma Chi’s (his fraternity) sit in that corner and they’ve been talking about me catching my first pass,’’ he explained. “I turned to look at them as I started back toward the bench.” AGREAT WAY OUT. Van Brown.son, who had engineered one of tlie penalty-plagued drives at the end of the first half, then replaced Tagge. His opening series went nowhere as he was thrown for a seven-yard loss on third and five. The next time was different as Brownson proved he still has point-producing power. Van, with enough first stringers accompanying him to assure success, engineered a nine-play, 69-yard drive. Brownson opened and closed the drive with passes, the first being a 17-yard completion to Rodgers. Seven running plays moved the ball to the 22 and Brownson collaborated with reserve split end Frosty Anderson for the final touchdown. Anderson’s diving reception just inside the back line of the end zone was his first varsity catch. The Scottsbluff sophomore hopped, skipped and jumped back to the bench in unbridled jubilation. Allt*riiale T hiijs I i The highlight of the final eight minutes was the play of the alternate defense in •)»eserving the one touchdown “limit” for visitors. The Aggies recovered a Dave Goeller fumble at the Nebraska 23 with 3:14 to play, but a holding penalty and a big defensive play by sophomores John I’eterson and Steve Manstedt frustrated Utah State and .Nebraska got the ball back at the 26 WWr we ITY South 27th & Hwy. 2 48th Street & Leighton GOOD MON. 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