The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 14, 1956 · Page 11
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Sunday, October 14, 1956
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Oklahoma . 45 v.. s Texas 0 llcloiv, Col. 1 Kansas .... 25 I - Statc 14 JW2 - B Missouri ... 42 N.D.St.... 0 Pane 2 - B Michigan . . 48 Army ...... 14 Purdue .... 28 Notre Dame 14 Colorado . . 47 Colo. A&M. 7 Page 5B Page 5 - B Page 2 - B ildcat S urn iers, lU - - esperate Staters Firs 1 1 w Field Goal f Dies lornnusJ Take By DON BRYANT Staff Sports Writer It was a dark day at Memorial Stadium Saturday. While heavy clouds cast an ominous hue over the proceedings there, the Kansas State Wildcats fought desperately through tie gloom to chop down the Nebraska Cornhuskers, 10 - 7 before 24,000 fans, smallest KU crowd in 10 years. There was a similarity to the Huskers' game with Iowa State Oklahoma's Twin Phantoms Rope Texas Longhorns, 45 - 0 DALLAS W Oklahoma's twin football phantoms Tommy McDonald and Clendon Thomas aimed for the glory and won it almost equally Saturday as they scored three touchdowns apiece and ran Texas ragged for a 45 - 0 victory that brought the magnifi Huskies Blast Oregon Losers Take Statistics Lead But Lose, 20 - 7 SEATTLE, Wash. (INS) Oregon made the most yardage and the most first downs but Washington won the ball game 20 - 7 before 33,000 spectators at the University of Washington Stadium here Saturday. Oregon lost the ball to the Huskies five times on fumbles and the Huskies attempted only six passes completing two of them. The game i was a battle of the lines. Washington scored in the first quarter after a 59 yard run m seven plays climaxed by a 27 - yard dash through right tackle by sophomore Halfback Luther Carr. Both teams scored in the second quarter, the Huskies getting theirs after taking an Oregon fumble on the Oregon 32 and scoring nine plays later. Dean Derby made the TD. Oregon came back on the next series of plays going 72 yards in twelve plays with Will Reeze going over for the score. The third quarter was scoreless. In the fourth quarter the Huskies took another Oregon fumble, came to life and scored after a drive of 47 yards in eight plays. Washington Oregon . . . .7 0 7 - 20 .0 7 0 07 Texas A&M Tied 14 - 14 HOUSTON An aroused University of Houston football team, led by halfback Harold Lewis, thrilled a homecoming crowd of 67,000 Saturday n i g h t by battling ninth - ranked Texas A&M to a 14 - 14 tie, stopping an Aggie threat on the 1 - yard line in the final minute of play. Buddy Boek, 175 - pound' senior end, preserved the tie for Houston by breaking through to smear quarterback Roddy Osborne for a 6 - yard, fourth down loss with just 33 seconds remaining after the Aggies had driven 90 yards to the Cougar 1 - yard line. Houston a 9 - point underdog to the Southwest Conference power had driven 62 yards for the tieing touchdown early in the final period only minutes after A&M had broken a 7 - 7 deadlock with a 57 - yard march. : The largest crowd in the 11 - year football history of Houston University had seen breaks lead to an exchange of first quarter touchdowns. ; Lewis put Houston into a 7 - 0 lead ith a 6 - yard run six plays after the Cougars recovered a fumble on the Aggie 20 on the first play of the game. Late in the first period the Aggie line blocked fullback Don Caraway's end ' zone punt and end John Tracy recovered lor an A&M touchdown. a week ago. That similarity was a field goal. But there the comparison ends. This day the Cornhuskers were to feel the painful experience of losing by three points. This day there were no flukes to aid the opposition. . Underdog's Day This day belonged, except fod lour short minutes, exclusively to an underdog, undermanned band of Wildcats. They earned their victory through shear determination. Kansas State trotted onto the Memorial Stadium turf with its backs to the wall. Three straight SECTION B LINCOLN, NEB., cent Sooner's winning streak to 33 straight. It tied the modern college record and came within three of the all - time mark while the nation's No. 1 team was lashing Texas with its second worst defeat in the 55 - year history of this ancient Football Big Seven Kansas State 10 ...NEBRASKA 7 Oklahoma 45 Texas 0 Missouri 42 ..North Dakota St. 0 Kansas 25 ..........Iowa State 14 Colorado 47 . Colorado A&M 7 Big Ten Michigan 48 Army 14 Michigan State 53 Indiana 6 Northwestern 0 (tie) Minnesota 0 Purdue 28 Notre Dame 14 Iowa 13 Wisconsin 7 Ohio State 26 .....Illinois 6 STATE COLLEGE Otero 7 Scottsbluff JC 0 Huron, S. D. 41 ..Concordia 7 Other South Carolina 27 Virginia 13 Clemson 17 Wake Forest 0 Boston College 26 ....Marquette 19 Princeton 34 ..Penn 0 Georgia Tech 39 LSU 7 Duke 14 SMU 6 Florida 7 Rice 0 Penn State 43 Holy Cross 0 Colgate 48 Rutgers 6 Harvard 32 ....Cornell 7 Yale 33 Columbia 19 Virginia Tech 34 William & Mary Dartmouth 14 Brown ZC? nJ A1f"!! 7 7 6 6 7 0 6 Rflvlor 14 Arkansas Mississippi 16 Vanderbilt t Mississippi State 18 ....Trinity Georgia 26 North Carolina 12 Wyoming 20 New Mexico 13 Arizona State 41 Idaho 0 Washington 20 Oregon 7 UCLA 28 Washington St. 0 Oregon State 21 California 13 Utah State 27 ..Montana 13 Utah 27 Denver 13 osc Stops Bears CORVALLIS, Ore. (INS) - Ore - gon State spotted California a 13 - 0 lead in the first half here Saturday and then roared back to completely dominate the second half and whip the Golden Bears, 21 - 13, before 14,125 fans. Penalties plagued the Beavers in the first half and resulted in one touchdown being called back. OSC tailback Paul Lowe raced 75 yards for an OSC touchdown in the first quarter only to have a holding penalty nullify the spectacular play. Halfback Jack Hart circled righW end from eight yards out for California's first touchdown as the first quarter - ended. Just before the intermission the Bears scored again on an eighteen yard pass from quarterback Joe Contestable to end Norm Becker. Oregon State was a different ball club in the second half. The Beavers received the kickoff after the intermission and it took them just about four minutes and eight plays to rack up their first touchdown. Early in the fourth quarter Tommy Prothros men scored again to go into the lead for, the first time. Fullback Tom Berry drove over from the California three to climax a 67 - yard marcn. John Clarke's second straight perfect kick put the home team in front, 14 - 13. Cal. A 7 0 013 0 0 7 1421 Canadian Football BIG FOUR HamiltMi 40 Montreal 28 Ottw 24 times this fall the Wildcats had gone forth into battle and three times they had been shellacked. Only last week, Oklahoma battered them 66 - 0. The week before Colorado did the same, 34 - 0. ' This had to be their day and they made the most of their opportunities, some gained by their own efforts and many supplied by the listless Cornhuskers. Crosse's Win The actual victory was supplied by Halfback Ben Grosse, who booted a 35 - yard field goal with 3:55 left in the third quarter. Gross e's kick, helped on its way by a whistling SUNDAY, OCTOBER 14, 1958 intersections! game. McDonald, who was burned up last week when he failed to score against Kansas State, was never more magnificent. He ran for 140 yards, he returned a kickoff for 54, he caught two passes for 61, threw one pass for 27 and had one Baylor SlipsBy Arkansas Lost Fumbles Hurt Hogs; In li - 7 Setback FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. ( Nationally ranked Baylor picked up seven of 11 Arkansas fumbles to fight off the ground a s s a u 1 1 s of Arkansas' brilliant Gerald Nesbitt and fashion a 14 - 7 Southwest Conference football victor here Saturday. The Bears, rated a good chance at the Southwest Conference crown, were fully extended to handle the f ired - up Porkers. The Razorbacks fumbles blunt ed some of their best thrusts and the sharp punting of Baylor half back Del Shofner added to the handicap. But the line blasts of Nesbitt and Baylor's own fumblitist h e Bears lost four kept the fighting Hogs in solid contention in all four periods. The Bears turned on terrific offensive power in a third quarter 38 - yard march to break a 7 - 7 deadlock and move ahead to stay. Baylor scored the first time it touched the ball, turning a midair fumble recovery into a 64 - yard touchdown march in 12 plays. Shofner punched over from the two and Farrell Fisher converted. Arkansas tied it up in the third, moving 69 yards in 19 plays with Rogers 'Overbey rambling the last 2 on a reverse. Nesbitt 's kick was good. Despite Arkansas' ball control in the second half, Baylor blazed away in the fourth period with substitute fullback Larry Hickman doing the heavy work on the ground and quarterback Doyle Traylor alternating with stabbing passes that kept the Porkers off balance. Fisher scored from the 6. Wichita Pulls Upset, 19 - 13 WICHITA, Kan. (A Jim Klis - anin, Wichita's speedy halback, scored three times Saturday night to spark the Wheatshockers to a 19 - 13 upset victory over Detroit University in a Missouri Valley Conference football game here. Klisanin got' the Shockers off to a first quarter lead when he scored on a 30 - yard off tackle smash. Detroit gained the advantage in the same period when quarterback Steve Piskach fired a 25 - yard touchdown pass to Bill Dando. Piskach converted to give the Titans a 7 - 6 lead that stood through halftime. In the third period Wichita struck on the ground, driving 70 yards in 14 plays. Klisanin scored on a 12 - yard charge through center. . . Klisanin, who kept 9,724 partisan fans cheering with his fine running, cinched the victory for the Wheatshockers in the last period. He culminated a 59 - yard drive by taking a pitchout from quarterback Bob Liles and racing 23 yards to score. Klisanin, who racked up 109 yards rushing in 15 tries, converted. 30 - mile - per - hour south wind, broke a 7 - 7 tie that had existed since the early minutes of the first quar ter. It was all the margin the battling Wildcats needed as they stub bornly resisted the f nitrated Corn, huskers and capitalized on the lat - ters frequent miscues. One Wildcat stood head and shoulders above the other 21 play ers on the field during the final half as Kansas State fought sav agely to protect their chance for glory and the Huskers sought a break or weak spot to attack. He was Kenny Nesmith, 184 - 47 - yard run nullified by a penalty. Thomas was almost as spectacular as he raced for 123 yards in 13 carries. r A crowd of 75,504 watched the Big Red plow a fighting but futile Longhorn team under with one of the most awesome running games the Cotton Bowl ever saw. It was futile to Texas, so futile that one of the Longhoms Robert E. Lee, a guard took a poke at Dale Sherrod, Sooner reserve quarterback, as time was running out. They wrestled around without damage. ' Back in 1908 Oklahoma beat Texas 50 - 0 for the worst defeat of all time. Saturday's Oklahoma victory was the fifth straight over the Longhoms. It woulq have been higher but the Sooners committed nine fumbles and lost four, three of which halted drives. One touch down a 63 - yard dash by Jay O'Neal, Sooner quarterback was wiped out when it was found that the ball had been whistled dead. Oklahoma rolled up a massive 369 yards on the ground to a piti ful 74 for Texas and passed for 133 compared to 114 for the Long horns. Cerv Going To Athletics? Bob Cerv, New York Yankee outfielder and a resident of Lincoln, will be sold to the Kansas City Athletics within a week. This information was revealed by a very reliable source Saturday night in Lincoln. Cerv, a basketball and baseball player at the University of Nebraska where he was named to the Ail - American baseball team, is a native of Weston, Neb. It is believed this will be part of the deal which sent E n o s Slaughter to the Yankees from Kansas City jn the middle of the summer. Cerv has been with New York for several seasons but has only been used sparingly. Academy Falcons Fly To 48 - 13 Win DENVER ifl The Air Force Academy Falcons, striking with fleet - footed halfbacks and sharp passes, won their third straight varsity ' football game Saturday, overwhelming Western State of Colorado 48 - 13. pound halfback who serves as co - captain of the Wildcats. Twice he leaped high in the air to make miraculous interceptions as the Huskers took to the air in an attempt to pull the contest out. Huskers Take Over With about five minutes left in the final quarter Nebraska - took over on downs on their own 31. A minute later ' Nesmith pirated Larry Naviaux's pass on the K - State 41, near the East sidelines. - There, what fight the Huskers had left was spent and the Wildcats marched to the Nebraska 15 before Pete Elliott's battered forces could stop them. But when the Huskers regained the ball only 45 seconds remained in the bitterly contested game. Gimpy Willie Greenlaw gave the home crowd one more of its few chances to cheer when he took a pitchout and slithered to the Nebraska 40. Jerry Wheeler doubled up in pain as the clock showed seven seconds left. His injury gave Nebraska a timeout and a one - in - 'a - m i 1 1 i o n chance. Play Stopped The Huskers never got the play off and the Wildcats swarmed their coach Bus Mertes, and lugged him Statistics FIRST DOWNS (Total) 14 v rr Eft 17 14 3 0 54 243 .17 206 8 3 0 57 62 263 4 42 0 4 52 3 20 1 9 S . ft 3 4 4 40 y nu.ming , 13 By Passim 1 By Penalties . a RUSHING (Number of Rushes) 65 Number Yards Gained ..289 Number Yards Lost 44 Npt Yards Gained 245 FORWARD PASSING (Number Attempted) 13 Number Completed 3 Number Had Intercepted 'a Net Yards Gained 2 TOTAL PLAYS (Rushea and Passes) 78 TOTAL NET YARDS ...271 riiNTS (Number) 5 Average. Yards 36 Number Had Blocked 0 K1CKOPFS (Number) 1 Average Yards 37 KICK RETURNS Number Punt Returns 3 Yards Punt Returns 13 Number Kickoff Returns 3 Yards Kickoff Returns 79 PASS INTECEPTION RETURNS (Number) . 9 Yards Returns ,. 0 FUMBLES (Number) & Ball Lost 1 BALL LOST ON DOWNS 3 PENALTIES (Number) 4 Yards Penalized 40 FIELD GOALS (Number mber Successful 0 off the field. Dejectedly, the Huskers trouped to their quarters, their hoDes of victorv and mavbe even 1 Granges sadlv deflated. f Nesmith, who led the Wildcat ball carriers by gaining 47 yards, also saved the bacon in the third quarter. After the Huskers recovered a fumble on the Wildcat ,35, the speedy halfback took the wind out of the Big Red's sails with an interception of Naviaux's third down aerial on the K - State 10. That was all Kansas State need ed. When First Team Quarterback Keith Wilson went out of the game on injuries a few plays earlier, Alternate Dick Corbin took over. And after Nesmith's interception. Corbin running the option play with finesse unfamiliar to the Husker backfield guided the Wildcats up field. In nine plays including a 19 - yard pass from Corbin to End Jim Luzinski and a 16 - yard romp by Gene Keady the visitors were faced with a fourth down on the Nebraska 25. Grosse was rushed into the game and kicked the winning field goal. What Happened What happened to the Cornhuskers after the first five minutes may never be known. Elliott, his assistants and the Huskers them selves will be seeking the answer for a long time to come. But it was one of the most complete and rapid transformations seen for quite a spell. The Huskers took the opening kickoff and 4:53 seconds later they led 7 - 0. Fullback Jerry Brown and Continued Page 2 - B, Col. 3. ... an iHiiiiwwiiiw wr mi iiiiiirr'iiiisji MiiiiMrriiifrtir - iiwiaiiiii mmi"! rin 'rnirri nr 1 1 i i i 1 "i " 1 ; r &f&& Pt? - 4 ffrJAf vr''(!Vf IHf ''&Bkt h; Closes mt - fisdtf - - xSSS e5S Score Kansas State touchdown , and Yawning hole opens trip to in . . but runner keeps Approaches pay dirt . . . tackters standing up, score. jiy;ijpiiwiiipiiyia going. nr.

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