The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 7, 1956 · Page 11
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 11

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 7, 1956
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"4 Mich. St. . . 9 Micliigan . . 0 Beloiv, Col. 1 Oklahoma . 66 K - Statc . . . 0 Page 2 - B Baylor ... 14 Maryland . . 0 Page 5 - B Colorado . 26 Kansas . . . 25 Page 2 - B Notre Dame 20 Indiana ... 6 Page 5 - B SMU . . . . 33 Missouri . . 27 Page 2 - B 7 vclones unne 9 nuskers Do It AsamL &$3ft - ISM PI I f mM te victory' KKlPf'i IC llW W59 Qr$OT WmrW' MtM&fm on the line, the Comhuskers fiSi picked them up - for the iith I t?&fjr r V" VW&U ' J& . JftL&i straight year. r - 5sS'imW.WM v 3fiP w - clieldrup (E)pyliarhman (B)I Spartans Conquer Wolverines, 9 - 0 Interception, Fumble Gives State Victory Statistics Mich. State Mich. First downs 13 Ruihtng yards 243 80 Passing yardaxs ........ 0 79 PaaaM 0 - 3 11 - 21 , Passes intercepted by... t 2 0 Punta 8 - 40 4 - 38 Fumbles lost 2 2 Yards penaiiied... 20 15 ANN ARBOR, Mich. Michigan State's never say die Spartans turned an intercepted pass into a field goal and a fumble into a touchdown Saturday and snatched a 9 - 0 football triumph from a strong Michigan team that had pushed them all over huge Michigan Stadium before a capacity throng of 101,001. Capt. John Matsko kicked the Tarheels Blanked By Gamecocks . COLUMBIA, S.C. (UP) - Sopho - more King Dixon, scooting off the tackles and snatching passes out of a dreary sky, led South Carolina on touchdown drives, of 94 and 58 yards in the second half and a 14 - 0 victory over North Carolina Saturday before ' 20,000 soaked fans. South Carolina's one touchdown favorites in the first meeting cf Tar Heel Coach Jim Tatum and Warren Giese, his former Mary - land assistant, repulsed North Carolina at the 1 in the first half while seeing its own drives marred by frequent penalties. 4't .va Harshman kicks first field goal of his collegiate career from the Wolverine 20 in the third period after a Michigan State drive stalled on the Michigan 14. . A pair of second - string Spartan halfbacks fiennis (The. Menace) Mendyk and. Jimmy Wulff took over after a Michigan fumble early in the fourth period and Mendyk went the final 6 yards for the only touchdown of the contest. Matsko missed the conversion but it didn't matter then as the third - period field goal by the 185 - pound, two - time letterman from St. Michael, Pa., already had shaken the Rose Bowl champions out of their first - half doldrums. Until his field goal, the Spartans had been pushed from one end of the rain - spattered turf to the other. Still, the Wolverines showed a surprisingly strong passing game but never could muster a scoring punch. ; - The Spartans became a bristling, opportunity - minded crew after Matsko's placement and took control of the contest witnessed by the largest crowd ever to see a football game in Michigan. The aroused Michigan State line crashed through the veteran - studded Michigan line and time after time forced the Wolverines into a batch of second - half, mistakes. Held to "a meager 51 yards in the first half, Michigan State shot back to claim its first victory in three seasons in this backyard series that gave Coach Duffy Daugherty his first triumph over a Michigan team. Michigan Stat 0 0 S ft 9 Michigan . . 0 0 0 0 Michigan State scoring touchdown: Men dyk (a Plunge J. Field goat: Matsko 20. the winning field goal as Football Big Seven NEBRASKA 9 ......Iowa State 7 Colorado 26 Kansas 25 Oklahoma 66 .... Kansas State 0 SMU 33 Missouri 27 Big Ten ; Washington 28 Illinois 13 Michigan State 9 .... Michigan 0 Notre Dame 20 Indiana 6 Minnesota 21 l... Purdue 14 Ohio State 32 Stanford 20 Southern Cal 13 .... Wisconsin 6 Iowa 14 Oregon State 13 Tulane 20 ........ Northwestern 13 State College Peru 51 Chadron 25 Hastings 25 ....Doane 0 Kearney 26 Midland 0 Omaha 27 ....St. Ambrose (la.) 19 Scottsbluff JC 14 . . . . Norfolk JC 13 Other Baylor 14 Maryland 0 Army 14 Penn State 7 COP 21 Cincinnati 15 Navy 14 Cornell 0 Tennessee 33 Duke 20 Kentucky 17 Florida 8 Virginia 7 Wake Forest 6 So. Carolina 14 .... N. Carolina 0 TCU 41 Arkansas 6 Mississippi State 19 ... Georgia 7 Holy Cross 20 Colgate 6 Tulsa 54 Marquette 0 Vanderbilt 32.. Alabama 7 Texas A&M 40 Texas Tech 7 West Virginia 7 .Texas 6 Rice 23 Louisiana State 14 Virginia Tech 20. .Florida State 7 VMI 35 Richmond 20 Sports Slate Sunday Local Professional Football New York Giants v. Chicago Cardinals, TV Ch. 10, 12 noon. National Baseball - World Series, TV Ch. 3, 12 noon - Monday National Baseball World Series, TV Ch. 3, 11 a.m. Nothing but joy on sidelines from Elliott, Strasheim, Leo George holds. i.iYi'wsS' ,r?: - x jPMwwi WaJter'fKlTW3A "wrJmm mh,. ws&m rAA - J5J ss3 ir,v .'(Aw fe H?i "V&Ji 1 ':? - SHWW(!1 ! 4 "s sar;4..:'j'E s.'. - ;',' s hfMPWM r&lim f m Km tItf fi It' 4 ; J6 ' Andros. the cop and cheerleader and the players. Harshman's Field Goal Clicks With :43 to Play By DICK BECKER Staff Sports Writer The wheel of fortune ground out its most merciless tale for the Iowa State Cyclones Saturday. Lone victims of Lady ... . r, i JNebrasKa, tne uyciones siooa the board: No team had ever been closer ever wanted to win any when the final blue chips A liem 8aI y tieorge Harsn - . i man. booted with supreme confi - dence with just 43 seconds left in the game, blasted the hopes of the vastiv improved cyciones. a tie ig With just three minutes remain - insr in the eame. Husker followers had marched from their own 20 to the Cyclone 35, only to lose the ball Vll UUW1JS. The Iowa State bench was jubilant. Now it was just a matter oi lime wun a precious - o margin carrying all the delights of incomparable victory over the "lucky" Huskers. Then Lady Luck played her wicked trump card. Iowa State ran one play for three vards. The npxt nlav van an oo - ... tion. The pitchout was high but vouch, lvtuung gut nis nanus on W it. Then he dropped it. Players converged on the ball. Someone accidentally kicked it and it rolled crazily toward the west sidelines. Recovery The Huskers were there first and Co - Captain Jim Murphy pounced on the ball with Jerry Brown right at this year, moaned the delegation as . Ne - the ball in play on the yard line. But the Iowa State squad had no intention of giving up easily. Three plays into the line had about as much success for the Huskers as ramming into a concrete wall. In fact, the ball was snovea nacK a vara to rne live. On the third play Stinnett was hurt. In trotted second - unit Quarter - oacK Lreorge narsnman. inere was no aouot wnac was aoou; 10 trans - the sick list as the Huskers suffered more backfield injuries, knelt on the turf at the 12 - yard line. He was off to an angle to the right. Back came the center. Leo juggled it. Cyclones poured through gaps in the line. Impossible Done But miracle of miracles, Harsh - man got the kick away. Straight and true it sailed, just as it had done before the game when the Dickerson Run, Pa., junior practiced them from almost that exact spot. Up went Referee Cliff Ogden's hands and Nebraska had accomplished almost the impossible. Just to assure the victory the Huskers wound up with the ball Repeat Performance Loyal Cyclone rooters were talking about breaks when they en tered Memorial Stadium to become And if they were conscious of Continued, Page 2 - B, Col. 7. Luck's most galling whimsies i i j iL - r - u xi siunnea on me neiu as uie SECTION B LINCOLN, NEB., Ershine and Stnrdivant Pitch Today Series Evener Goal of NEW, YORK The New York Yankees, enjoying the confines of Yankee Stadium, beat the Brooklyn Dodgers Saturday, 5 - 3, in the third game of the 1956 World Series. Pitcher Whitey Ford and Leftfielder Enos Slaughter sparked the Yankee win. Slaughter slammed a came winning three - run homer in the seventh inning and Ford to hurl eight - hit balL Dodger Manager Walter Alston, his Bums lead - . . - . ... i ' l T71 li x.J - - . ing in the series Yankee Pilot Casey Stengel nas nominated loin Sturdivant for mound the series at two each. Stories, Pictures Page 4 - B The y re Talking About Harshman Puts Kick Into Big 7 Thriller Field goal with 43 seconds left. Bad Angle. Against an 18 - mile - an - hour wind. George Harshman. These were the things 30,000 football fans were talking about when they filed out of Memorial Stadium Saturday afternoon after seeing the Nebraska Comhuskers edge Iowa State, 9 - 7. Harshman, a junior from Dickerson Run, Pa., was the fellow who won the Order of the Hero because it was his kick that provided the margin of victory. But certainly the title of Sub - Hero belongs to a boy that wasn't supposed to play Saturday. He was Leo George, alternate back who was injured against Ohio State. It was George who was assigned to hold the ball for the Huskers' do - or - die effort. Prior to the game Coach Pete El 1 i o 1 1 had said George had only "an outside chance" of playing. It was also George who gave the fans one moment of tense excitement they'll never forget. When the ball was sn a p p e d, George appeared to bobble the when they run up against uuai uumueis cuneu un uu r: 1 1 i 1 i - rr SmtfragSuunialantrStar SUNDAY, OCTOBER 7, 1956 Yanks was tough when it counted " win pucn ari nrsKine touay. duty in an attempt to even . ball as the Iowa State defenders rusnea in. cut at tne last second, he got the ball down and Harshman did the rest, kicking it far and true for three points and victory. "Boy, I thought I'd never get that ball down," George said in the dressing room after the game. "It was a good pass from center, but I caught it wrong and I had to change my hands around after I got it down. That's just too close." Coach Pete Elliott said that George was used to hold the ball "because he has worked with Harshman a lot in practice." The backfield for the Huskers at the time of the dramatic field goal also included Gordon Englert and Frank Nappi, both of whom did a fine job of blocking while George was getting the ball just right for Harshman. Englert was fired into the game in place of Roy Stinnett who had been injured a minute earlier. A last - ditch field goal, held by a fellow that was not supposed to play and with two substitutes doing the blocking. They'll be talking about that for a long time. iff lcfl V j Erskina t

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