The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 14, 1956 · Page 12
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 14, 1956
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t - B LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR f " " " 1 I M " I The f re Still Talking About: Determined 'Cats Never Quit Fighting By JIM RAGLIV Staff Sports Writer Dynamite can come in small packages. And a team that has been kicked around unmercifully threa straight weeks can suddenly come to life. That's what the University of Nebraska football team found out Saturday. Kansas State's gridders came to Lincoln to win. They didn't play like a team that had garnered but one touchdown against 127 points for the opposition until Saturday. In fact, Kansas State surrendered 107 points before denting the scoring column itself. That included a 34 - 0 defeat administered by Colorado and a 66 - 0 trouncing doled out by Oklahoma, plus the initial Husker tally, Against that background many clubs would have given up tht ghost. Short Sizzler But not the Wildcats this day. . Little and lethal Jerry Hayes, a 5 - foot - 4, 164 - pound Negro halfback, personified the Kansas State determination. He flung himself at the big NU line time after time. He made key yardage, too. On defense, Hayes handled himself well, frequently making clean, sharp tackles. On a fake K - State punt, it was the small but solid body of Hayes that cut down two Nebraska defenders with a devastating block. The Wildcat bench was alive and fired to a burning point throughout the encounter. That spirit spilled onto the field. Beatrice Bump A Beatrice boy, Center Jerry Sand, made some standout defensive stops for Kansas State. He tackled a fellow townsman, Bill Hawkins, with a furious head - to - head blast in the second quarter that almost caused an earth tremor. Sand played first string like he owned that spot. He may from now on, but K - State played without their regular first and second string ball snappers. Ellis Rainsberger, team captain, alternated with Sand at the vital position, Both usually play guard. It just didn't seem to make any difference where the White - and - . Purple boys were playing they were geared to win and that's what they did. They sure put some life back in that chant "Every Man a Wildcat." Dressing Room Contrast An exhausted, but elated bunch of Kansas State football players whooped it up in the visitor's dressing room after the game. Everyone was getting the bear hug treatment, including report - ers. No - one was in a hurry to shower - it was a moment of joy that the Wildcats hadn't relished this year. There was no attempt to shorten the pleasure. A couple of hundred yards away, gloom was as thick as a London fog. Husker players were taking the defeat hard. Some fought back tears. Others sped through showers and hastily departed. Some sat, head in hands, in stunned silence not willing to believe the game had ended and Nebraska had lost. NU coaches passed among the players offering words of encouragement. Soon the Attitude altered somewhat and a "Wait 'til next week" mood set in. The Huskers were despondent, but also they were determined. This is a club that takes defeat hard, but doesn't quit. That's an attitude shared by both NU and K - State athletes. This week it paid off for the Wildcats. Player Quotes Marlin Hilding, Nebraska end "They - tightened up their defense after our first score. I don't know why we couldn't move the ball when we got close. Their 83 (Jim Luzinski) was tough." Jack Fleming, Nebraska tackle "They were sure fired up. I thought number 75 (Jack Keelan) hit as good as anyone I've met this season." , George Harshman, Nebraska quarterback "We beat ourselves. But you can't take it away from them. They played hard. That little Jerry Hayes was hard to bring down, Jie was short and ran so low. He improved a lot over last year." Don Zadnik, K - Stale end "That Naviaux ran real well. But we were due." Ken Nesmith, K - State halfback "I made the most interceptions I've ever made. This was our game. Nebraska's a fine team. The field goal got us up and seemed to take something out of Nebraska." Ellis Rainsberger, K - State center "That fullback Brown really ran hard. He was very hard to stop. The turning point this week was the kickoff. We went on the field to win!" Jerry Hayes, K - State halfback "We didn't let down when we fumbled and lost the ball, or got a bad break on a penalty. Nebraska's fullback ( Brown) is a hard man to stop." Individual Timet Harshma 4 Id. 1 57 R7 22 27 14 - 7 3 . I d. 10 0 1 0 Yard - 1 10 A. 3M.0 2S.0 1 S7 P4 66 22 27 O 4 3 1 f ri nvT&ii .... 11 Naviaux . . .22 Thrown .., . (ieorfe ............ Greenlaw 1H 6 2 NapPi 1 Kiulort 2 Mct'aiihlnd ......... 1 I'AHHINd At. Vamp Harsh man ........... 5 1 0 Nappi 2 O 0 Naviaux S 2 2 Greenlaw 1 0 0 RECK! VINO CauKht Kapfi 2 Hikiini 1 PlSTlNO No. Vh. Harsh mam 4 152 btwoett 1 28 I PERMANENT Jl CREST Service Jubilant Wildcats Hoist Coach Winning coach Bus Mertes hoisted atop K - State shoulders. Slalislies &IX8M HTATE R18HINO TImm Yanh i'rrie4 tiiH4 ds. ft 47 34 27 17 42 S s 32 2 1 d. 2 (; 29 W'Oson Hyfi , lttfer Morris Keadv , Grtvsse Alien . Corbm AclJ'0 (iiae . t , . . . . . . . H 10 e . 3 5 1 i I 1 SI M 34 27 17 43 6 0 m 2 0 A. . i A I. t'omp'd , 4 1 . 1 0 . 3 2 lnt'd u 0 0 Kt - atiy Curbia RKCEIYIVG t'aubt Yard 47 10 Lumvld 2 ,. ' ..... I ' PUNTING No. Va. 4 ItiH A. 42.0 Necmits Nationally Advertised Anti - Freeze OA 1545 Omtihaakw Hichwmt Station October 14, !95 psi Iff J, iyt f i. t .V.' - .i .. ,1 Bf. L,MrWt. A 1 Pint - sized Hayes (right) . . . eyes a play. Huskers Lose Continued from Page 1 - B Halfbacks Bill Hawkins and Naviaux ripped through giant holes in the Wildcat forward wall. And in 12 plays the Huskers had covered 72 yards to take the lead, 6 - 0. George Harshman's extra point was perfect. Since both Husker units had demonstrated a fair degree of de - ; fensive skills in previous contests, i the Big Red Alternates were sent , in to contain the Wildcats. j With downright reckless abandon, the visiting Wildcats made shambles of the vaunted Husker defense. It took them just 3:47 to tie the score, charging 68 yards in a mere six plays. Wilson went U yards for the TD. There were looks of suspicion being cast about. These pitiful Kan - sanshumiliated by Oklahoma were just cutting loose with a dying quiver. They couldn't hope to beat the Big Red. But the Kansans had hope and were willing to fight for it. So demoralizing was this upstart attack that the Cornhuskers never again could put together even a semblance of their early offensive showing. Things just went to pot, so to speak. A bad pass from center late in the first period was the beginning of the Huskers' misery. It gave tlie Wildcats possession on the NU 32. But the Cornhuskers dug in and held, preventing further damage. The second quarter found Nebraska taking to the air once more, but receivers couldn't hang onto the ball. A Frank Nappi to Clarence Cook pass covered 20 yards to the K - State 30, but the foul - up jinx was on again and a holding penalty nullified the play. While the Huskers held a statistical advantage at the end of the half, they had gotten no closer than the Wildcat 44 after their initial burst, except for the called - back pass. The Wildcats closest penetration was to the NU 23 following the punt fumble. Nebraska's offensive troubles continued in the third quarter, aided by some faulty Split T operating. With a second down and one - yard - to - go situation on the Husker 46 early in the frame, Gor - die Englert pitched but no one was thers to catch the ball. Naviaux GUESTS COMING! Or Is Your Car Temporarily Layed I'p? Then Rent A Car! Our Rotes At So Much Lower NATIONAL CAR RENTAL CO. 109 North 9 ANNEX GARAGE Ph. 2 - 8379 1 Hit 4?, - fr? a fif jS. - - to K - Slate finally recovered the ball for a 11 - yard loss. That took the steam out of the potential drive and set the stage for Kansas State's field goal march. Another penalty cost the Husk ers dearly early in the fourth pe riod. Starting on their own 21, they picked up steam and headed north - v"r:l. Brw.i. Naviaux and Leo George alternated in moving the to the Wilde r.t 29. Twice Naviaux took Nebraska off the hook with key gains. The first time he skipped for 10 yards on Big Seven Standings tr I Prt. pi. p Colorado ......... 2 O 1.000 (HI 23 Oklahoma ....... I A NKBK.lHKA ....1 1 Kansas 1 1 hamta State J 2 Iowa Htats ...... t Mivwnrt 0 0 9 1.000 ft O ..Vlft 14 17 .500 ,10 40 .:u:i in 1 O O .000 21 .000 0 34 0 third down. The second time it was fourtti and four on the K - State 41. Naviaux charged for six yards and a first down on the 35. Brown and Naviaux picked up three apiece to the 29 before George Harshman hit Marling Hilding with a 10 - yard pass to the 19. But Mike Lee was guilty of clipping and the Husker drive was over and their dwindling ho p e s died. Nebraska got one more chance, but Nesmith, the man of the hour, took personal charge to preserve the Kansas State upset. All that can be said for Saturday's action is that Kansas State outfought the Huskers who made too many damaging mistakes. It looks like Nebraska has s mighty steep uphill fight from here on in. with Indiana, Colorado, Baylor, Kansas, Missouri and Oklahoma still to come. Kansas mat Ends Zadnick, C. Jones, Laddish. L - tlnski. Tackles Keelan Walker. Lindsay, Meier. Cordelli, LeGault. Guards Carbon, Martin, BloUcher. Slin - son. CentersSand, Ralnsberuer. Skaer. Hacks Wilsou, C'orrun, Nesmith, Norris, Crosse, Allen, Hayes, Keady, Addeo, Heifer, Glaze. Nebraska Ends Hilding. Cook. McVay, Lee. Tackles Kampe. Petersen. Fleming. Wheeler. Guards Murphy Klein, Torczon, Rhoda, L. Jones. Centers Rereu'n. Kitzetman. Lyatl. Backs Harshrnan, Stinnett, KnKlert, Hawkins. Nappi, George, Naviaux, Green - Law, Brown, McCashland. Thomas. Hearing; Nummary Kansas State 7 S - 10 Nebraska 1 t t 1 Kansas Stat scoring: Touchdown: Wilson (11, run). Conversion; NesmiUi. Field goal: Gross (36 yard). Nebraska scoria. Touchdown: Naviaux (7, ruoJ. Conversion: Harshman. w - sk - eg . .? I 12 v. W 7 Is mm m m Kansas Statistic Kansas Ifva Sute Firt down , Hushing verae .... Pasting yarJagc Passes Passes intercepted by Ponts ...... Fumbled lost , Y ards penalized 12 07 .. 5 - S 2 9 - 37 4 . . . 3 . 63 n f7 114 7 - 'J0 1 5 - 29 4 3 1? AMES, Iowa (UP) Kansas, stung by Iowa State reserves who threatened to steal the game away, flashed back for two fourth - quarter touchdowns Saturday to defeat the Cyclones, 25 - 14. Iowa State reserves fought back from a two touchdown deficit and were leading, 14 - 12, in the fourth quarter when Kansas quarterback Wally Strauch threw the pass that beat them. It went to right end Jim Letca - vits and covered 10 yards, giving Kansas a 1914 lead. Kansas scored another touchdown in the last three seconds. Kansas dominated playing in Colorado's TD Spree Hits A&M Parent Day Croud Watches Buffs' 47 '7 Victory BOULDER, Colo ilNS) The Big Seven Colorado Buffaloes trounced Colorado A & M of the Skyline Conference 47 to 7 at Boulder Saturday before a Parents Day crowd of 21,000. The Aggies held the rampaging Buffs to a scoreless first period but could not stop the Colorado j backs who broke loose m a deluge of four touchdowns in the second ' quarter, followed by two in the j third and one in the fourth. The Aggies were completely out - Dlaved. Thev moved past the mid - field stripe only four times in the entire game. Colorado moved 416 yards from scrimmage compared to 241 for the Rams. The Buffalo touchdowns in the second Deriod were scored by Boyd Dowler, Howard Cook, Gene Wor - den and Lineman Bob Salerno on a blocked kick. Fullback John Bayuk and Leroy Clark scored in the third quarter and Bob Stransky in the fourth. The Aggie score came on an 80 - yard pass play from Jerry Callahan to Ron McClary. Colorado A&M O 7 Colorado O 2 14 747 A&M acoring Touchdown: McClary ), pass - run from Callahan). Conversion: Mc Clary. fl. plunge). Cook 3. rum, Worden (58. pass - run from Mranjky), saieroo (recovered blocked punt in end zone), Bayuk run), Clark (7, run). Siramky (7, runj. Conventions: Stransky 3, Cook, Indorf. SAME OLD STORY - Oklahoma's Clendon Thomas (35) goes through a hole in the Texas line on the two - yard line as Texans Carl Wylie (18), Jimmy Watson (11) and Joe Clements (28) rush in on him. Seconds later Thomas fumbled but the ball was recovered by Don Stiller, Oklahoma end, for the touchdown. (AP) Oklahoma Aggies TULSA. Okla. LP A bad oass from center on a Tulsa punt attempt resulted m a blocked kick to start the final period. Jack Motley converted. Capps tried desperately to punt but it was easily blocked by cowboy end Wayne Coble and recovered on Tulsa's 11. From there, A&M scored in four plays with Joel Favara going the last 3 yards and enabled Oklahoma A&M to move 11 yards for a fourth quar - ter touchdown that tied old rival i Tulsa Saturday, 14 - 14, in a Missouri Valley Conference football .game before 19,391 homecoming fans. Tulsa's Golden Hurricane, fighting off the Cowboys' second half resurgence, was leading by a touchdown when It was forced to PRACTICE j BLUE ROCK j SHOOT SUNDAY, OCT. 14th 1:30 P.M. Ptiblle Invited, Ham and Bacon Prizes! Sail Valley Gun Club S anile north of Lincoln between 14 in nnd I7th Halts Iowa State, 25 - 14 the first half, running up a 12 - 0 margin before Iowa State scored. Then quarterback Phil Hill took over for Iowa State and threw two touchdown passes to put Iowa State ahead going into the first few minutes of the last perid. " Hill completed five out of 11 passes for 95 yards. UCLA Shuts Out Washington State Sophomore Back Paces Bruin Attack In 284) PCC Victory LOS ANGELES W Sophomore halfback Don Long shock UCLA out of an early leth - arev and led the Bruins to a 28 - 0 victory over Washington State College Saturday. The 173 - pound Long scored two touchdowns as 27,192 fans in Memorial Coliseum watched State take its second loss in Pacific Coast Conference play. The ball bounced wrong in practically every instance for the unlucky Cougars. Twice UCLA fumbled inside the Washington State 10 but went on to score. UCLA punts bounced out of bounds deep in Cougar country while the WSC punts bounced into the end zone. Washington State dominated the play in the first quarter against the listless Bruins. Long entered the game in the second quarter and the Bruins began to move. Their first break came when WSC halfback Dave Jones fumbled a punt and UCLA recovered on the enemy 30. Long gained 20 - yards in four runs to lead the attack and score from the 2. The sophomore fumbled on the 3 but teammate Stu Farber recovered. Reserve end Pat P i n k s t o n wrecked a Cougar threat to tie the score in the third quarter when Gators Win On Lone TD .WrmtP tti n fTVQ UftWMU,M" : The Florida Gators opened a ground attack to score a first quar - ter touchdown and then checked the Rice Owl's aerial game to ring T rt rfknM ,rtm - tr KQtnr. . day at Gainesville. Late in the first period, Florida fullback Joe Brodsky and halfback Jim Roundtree drove to the Rice six where Brodsky crashed over for the only touchdown of the game. Harry Spears converted. kick from its own 36 late In the j third quarter. Sophomore center Earl Kirsch's snap sailed over kicker Lynn Capps' head. The cowboys' big break climaxed their second half rally after Tulsa, dominating the first half, pushed into a 14 - 0 lead at the intermission on a 65 - yard first quarter march and another for 76 early in the second stanza. But, on its second chance with the ball in the third period A&M abandoned a passing attack that had failed in the first 30 minutes of play and got back in the game on a 74 - yard scoring drive started by Jim Wiggins' 50 - yard spring, ! the longest gain of the afternoon, j Wiggins himself made the touch - j down, smashing over from 8 yards out.' 'ill Blue Rock Shoot Sun., Oct. 14 1 P.M. Ham, bacon, chicken and practice shooting Iiaak Walton Gun Club 5100 No. 48th . Dave Preston scored Kansas' first touchdown on a one yard plunge in the first quarter. Homer Floyd skirted left end for 9 yards for Kansas' second touchdown in the second period. Kansas missed both conversions. Hill hit Gale Gibson on an 18 - i he intercepted a pass and swept OO JfalUO UVWJI mis mvuiikg v a touchdown. Quarterback Bunny Aldrich had steered the Cougars 43 yards in a scoring threat when his fourth - down pass to Bill Steiger fell into Pinkston's arms on the Bruin 34. The Cougars never seriously challenged after that. Stanford At lack Rolls, 40 - 20 PALO ALTO, Calif. (INS) - Picking up a two - touchdown lead in the first seven minutes of play, Stanford's Indians coasted to a 40 - 20 victory over neighboring San Jose State with a half - dozen touchdowns. ' Rumored to be only a shadow of normal team strength because of injuries, the Indians showed 25,000 spectators at Stanford Stadium they were very sturdy shades indeed. Quarterback John Brodie of Stanford bested the Spartans' Bob Reinhart, who outranks him nationally, in an aerial duel. Brodie suffered a cut over his eye requiring four stitches but returned to the game. Free for all tactics cost both sides yardage, and in the second period Stanford Guard Don Cars - 1 wen ana san jose lacsie dim I i . r ft ll T: !Rvan were simultaneously thrown Qjt of the game for overly free. , swinging right hand mutual slugs, Stanford Halfback Gordy Young opened the scoring in the first until lcti . Kuinc vci tiuiu v 1 yard line after the Spartans' customary case of Stanford Stadium jitters put their opening kickoff out of bounds twice. Brodie passed successively to hard running 203 - pound Halfback Paul Camera for 21 and 18 yard gains prior to Young's scoring. x . 4 !Jyl Tie, 14 - 14 Tulsa, which was to be thwarted throughout the last two periods by A&M's defense and its own mistakes, started fast with quarterback George Cagliola passing 7 yards to end Billy Neal for the first touchdown. Dedicate Winner CHICAGO (INS) - Dedicate won the $129,850 Hawthorne Gold Cup race Saturday by a head in a rousing photo - finish stretch duel with another eastern invader, Summer Tan. Stab BURNING Oil I FAMOUS ENGINE OVERHAUL KIT - H : "pairs. Gl nw cor power. Mony back 9worantf( Rg. $7.00 volu Speedway Motors 1719 N i.E yard pass play good for Iowa State's first score and then tossed one to Prentiss Lamont on a play covering 34 yards and giving Iowa State a 14 - 12 lead when end John Scheldrup made both conversions. Strauch's winniirg pass to Letcavits opened the final period as Iowa State wilted in 80 - degree heat. Floyd scored his second touchdown in the closing seconds, again skirting left end, this time 'for four yards. Score by periods: Iowa Stat T 1 Kansas 1325 Iowa tate troriim: Touchdown, Gin - son, Lamont. Conversions, Scheldrup 2. Kansas scoring: Touchdowns, Preston Floyd Letcavits. Conversion. Strauch. Strong Missouri Wins, 42 - 0 North Dakota State ' Falls As Tigers End Losing Streak Statistic North Dakota State Mtaotirf First downs 5 23 Hushing yardage . . . . FaMting yardage Passes Paws intercepted by Punt . 40 . 2 5 - 13 . 1 ... - 33 37,t fH 8 - 1 1 1 SMI a 123 Fumbles lot Yards penalized 55 COLUMBIA, Mo. (Missouri's Tigers broke a 6 - game losing streak Saturday with an easy 42 - 0 victory over North Dakota State before 12,500 fans here. The Tigers, who lost their last three games of 1955 and their first three of the season, took the open - ing kickoff and drove 62 yards to score. The touchdown came on a 15 - yard pass from quarterback Jimmy Hunter to halfback Hank Kuhlmann. c: From that point, the game became a rout as Missouri scored again in the first period, added two more touchdowns in the second quarter, and scored one touchdown in both the third and fourth periods. r The Hunter . Kuhlmann pass play was Missouri's longest scoring play of the contest. Charley James tallied on a 6 - yard run; Joe Wynn, Fred Hanger and Glenn, St. Pierre scored once each, all on plunges from a yard away, and Tom Morrell got the final Tiger 6 - pointer on a 4 - yard run. North Dakota State never mads;! a scoring threat, but the Bisons showed able performers in guard Roger Gebhart and quarterback., John Joyce. Both played an out; standing game on defense. f, North Dakota Stats .... O O 0 ft ft Missouri 14 14 7 7 4'i . Missouri ncoring Touchdon: Kuhlmann (1.5. pass from Hunter), James (7, nin; Hanger (1. run); Wynn (1. runfc St. - Pierre H, run), Morrell , run), fOBv - . sions: Rash 3. Stout 2. Kuhlmann. Okla. 45 Texas . , 0 Skfjr 1 i. Jtf WRESTLE MONDAY NIGHT October 15 Wrestling Starts 8:30 l alntrounds Arena, Lincoln Paul Bunyan Bazo Brown HANS SCHMIDT WOODY STRODE 1 other bout to beannounced i Fw. patrtIM parktnc , hlldrcn under 12 lirn. Adru. ... FRKU i AdllilM - ien. A dm. SI.WI i Kpsrrvrd Kimrslde .... Now ONLY SI. AS I titn. Adm. on snl at Arran 1 p.m. Mon. I I sbb - is - - i - v ; y T - SJ 11 - 44(1 1. i I vs. t - . Eii i Hervr4 Tlt kfts Now Male GERRY'S SPORT SHOP in the Stuart Bid. lffil !" Phom S - 41SI

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