The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 11, 1956 · Page 9
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 11, 1956
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Colorado . . 14 Missouri . . 14 ' llcloiv, Col. 1 Oklahoma . 44 Iowa State . 0 Tennessee . . 6 Geo. Tech . . 0 Iowa ; ; . . . 7 Minnesota . 0 Page 5 - B K - Stalc ... 41 Marquette - . 14 Page 2 B Texas A&M 33 SMU . 7 Page 5 - B Page 2 - B Page 5 - B 26 - 20 ory AS NU Trios Kansas For Jtiusker (J ense bx Diodes Jtor Vict Buffs Almost Cinch Bowl Statistics Colorado Missouri Fittt downs 9 306 19 2M) 111 6 - 1. J 0 2 - 34 2 25 Rushing yardage Pauiina yardage ........ Fawe Paws Intercepted by , . . . Punts Fumbles lost . 35 2 - 6 1 7 - 41 0 114 Yards penalized COLUMBIA, Mo. rUP) Colo rado capitalized on two Missouri; r rffT : : ; - v;a;V;;;:;'; r S Missouri 14 Jf joT.".'Wii",wyiv j i?wsoravAvy;roaiATOiaAbrao . .'. awo.v. - vi . . RETURNS KICK FIFTEEN YARDS - Colorado's Howard Cook (21) game at Columbia. Going in for the tackle is Missouri's Bill Craig man and tries to Tennessee ATLANTA (fl Tail - back Johnny Majors, operating behind a swift, savage line, hit end Buddy Cruze with two big Hastings Clips Midland, 27 - 6 HASTINGS Hastings ended its Nebraska College Conference on a sweet note here Saturday night by whipping Midland, 27 - 6. The Broncos scored a touchdown in each quarter to walk away with the conference battle. Midland's only scoring came in the last period. Hastings . ,7 7 7. 627 Midland 0 0 0 66 MidUnd scori.ig touchdowns; Roland Xull fSR, pass from Mansfield). HaUngs scoring touchdowns: Jim Smith il. Plunge); Max Marr Ci4 pa from IH - fcnrne); Osborn (4. plunge); Hopp MeCut 4.i. end run). Conversions: Dan Arnold. Viart 2. Winding Witlie Greenlaw scores again , . , the road was fumbles for a 14 - 14 tie Saturday and virtually clinched the Bis Seven Orange Bowl bid. Missouri must beat the nation's No. 1 team, Oklahoma, next Saturday to make a race of it with Colorado. No Big Seven team has beaten Oklahoma for 10 years, so it seemed that Colorado's 4 - 1 - 1 conference record would be good enough for a trip to Miami Jan. 1. Surprises passes Saturday and Tennessee whipped Georgia Tech 6 - 0 in their football battle of the unbeatens. Tennessee went into the game a touchdown underdog and ranked third nationally, one notch behind Tech. The victory made the Vols the top choice for a Cotton or Sugar Bowl bid and gave them a good chance of replacing Oklahoma as the nation's No. 1 football team. Fullback Tommy Bronson actually got the Vols' score midway of the third period on 1 - yard plunge, but it was Majors' passes to Cruze a 19 - yarder to Tech's 46 and a 45 - yarder to the 1 that made it possible. But line play by both teams really was the big show. It's been a long time since such fierce fore - wall play and thundering tackling has been seen on Grant Field and J Missouri held a 14 - 0 lead in the I third ueriod. but fumbled on its own 33 and then on its 37 to give Colorado the two scoring opportunities. Except for recovering those two fumbles, Colorado was in Missouri territory but once, on the 45, as the half ended. Missouri had three drives stalled on or near the Colorado 10 r.nd is shown returning a Missouri kick (82), while Cook's teammate Ralph g et at Craig. (AP) t a pass intercep Georgia Teclv 6 - 0 not since a scoreless tie against Florida in the rain in 1953 had a Tech team been held scoreless. Center Bubba Howe, tackles Charles Rader and John Gordy, guard Bruce Burnham and end Roger Urbano were defensive stalwarts for Tennessee. Center Don Stephenson, tackle Carl Ve - reen, and guard Leon Askew were Tech standouts. An overflow crowd of 40,000 plus saw Tech's desperation passingl attack in the final minutes halted at the Tennessee 9 when Bronson intercepted a long throw by Toppy Vann. Tech's best scoring chance came in the second quarter when the Engineers moved to the Vols 17 where tackle Jim Smelcher slammed into Tech fullback Ken Owen, knocked him loose from the i there but it was hard to find. Bid by Tying MU tion halted another Missouri threat. Colorado, which has never played in a bowl game in the last nine years Dallas Ward has been coaching there, has lost only two games this season, to Oregon in the opener 35 - 6 and to Oklahoma last week 27 - 19. Both Colorado touchdowns came on passes from quarterback Boyd 15 yards in Saturday's Tiger - Buffalo Herbst (41) blocks out Guy Barrick - ball and then recovered for Tennessee. Tennessee 0 0 Georgia Tech 0 0 Tennessee scoring touchdown; (li plunge). 6 06 O 00 Bronson Sky Sox Name New Manager COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo, tfl The Colorado Springs Sky Sox of the Class A Western Baseball League Saturday named Ira Hutchinson as manager for the 1957 season. Hutchison, former major league pitcher, succeeds Jack Conway who was released following the Sky Sox' sixth place finish last season. '.. Hutchinson last season managed Waterloo, Iowa, of the Class B Three Eye League, Dowler to end Frank Clarke. The first was in the third period, for 17 yards, the second went for 18 in the final period. Missouri marched 53 yards on 13 plays for its first score in the second period with fullback Joe Wynn plunging over from the 1. Biz 7 Standings W h Oklahoma - ...... 4 A ( nlorado , . 4 t Mivsouri t 1 NKBK.YSKA ... 3 2 Kansas I. ...... Z 3 Kana Mate .... 1 4 low State . .... 0 S T Pet. ft. Opp. A J.fuio ui :tl. t .H'lO Ifil 1 ,M7 Hi 3.' O . 57 67 M ,400 J 02 11.1 O ,2f 31 11,1 0 .OlMt St 164 The second came on a two - yard plunge by halfback Hank Kuhl - mann, capping a 62 - yard drive in 20 plays. Conversions by M i s s o u r i's Charles Rash and Colorado's Ell - win Indorf provided the tying points. Colorado , 0 0 7 714 Missouri ...0 7 7 014 Colorado scoring Touchdowns: Clarke 2 iU, pass from Dowler; 18, pass and run from Dowler). Conversions: Indorf 2. Missouri scoring Touchdowns; Wynn (1. rush); Kuhlmann ii, rush). Conversions: Rash 2. Beavers Humble Stanford FALO ALTO, Calif. Oregon State beat Stanford's John Broclie at his own passing game Saturday, edging the Indians 20 - 19 and virtually wrapping up its first Pacific Coast title and Rose Bowl bid since 1941. The Beavers probably would meet Iowa, victor over Minnesota to 7 - 0 Saturday, in a rematch in the Pasadena bowl. Iowa beat Oregon State 14 - 13 in an early season game. Trailing 19 - 14 midway in the fourth quarter Saturday, Oregon State's fullback, Tom Berry, picked off one of Brodie's passes at the OSC 49. Six plays later, tailback Joe Francis passed 21 yards to end Frank Negri in the end zone for the winning score. Stanford had led 19 - 7 going into the final period. Then the Beavers switched from a running game to the air to beat the Indians at their specialty before 63,000 in Stanford stadium. Houston Captures Title by 14 - 0 HOUSTON, Tex. W Houston backed Don Flynn, a clever, 190 - pound quarterback, with a strong defense and deadly blocking Saturday night while winning the Missouri Valley Conference football championship by defeating Tulsa14 - 0 ' : If. - 9 . - ' Second Straight Upset By DO.V BRYANT Staff Sports Writer LAWRENCE, Kan. Defense was a thing foreign to the proceedings here Saturday afternoon, but 28, - 000 homecoming fans sat in on a heart - stopping offensive, battle. And when it was all over the Nebraska Cornhuskers had roared to a well - earned and amazingly executed 26 - 20 victory over the Kansas Jayhawks. Picture the scene; there were 31 passes thrown, long runs, important plunges, timely interceptions, bone - crushing blocks and all the works. But when it was over it was the Huskers who were on top, leaping for joy with their second straight upset victory. Finest Showing It was the finest offensive showing of the year for Nebraska. Not since the South Dakota opener had the Huskers scored more than two touchdowns. This happy day they tallied four times - all on brilliant marches ranging from 23 to 81 yards. Coach Pete Elliott fielded a flock of heroes all chipping in for the triumph. Leading the parade was Willie Greenlaw, who ran and danced like never before, even throwing iMiiagJmtraal antiwar Section B November 11, 1956 NCCV 5 - JC All - StarTcams Selected Kearney, Hastings and McCook dominate the Sunday Journal and Star All - Conference football squads. Pafip 4 - 1$, Football Big Seven NEBRASKA 26 Kansas 20 Colorado 14 (tie)....... Missouri 14 Oklahoma 44 ........ . Iowa State 0 Kansas State 41.. ...Marquette 14 STATE COLLEGES Peru 35 Doane 20 Concordia 14 . .Illinois Concordia 6 Omaha U. 21 .. New Mex. A&M 20 Hastings 27 Midland 6 BIG TEN Iowa 7 Minnesota 0 Ohio State 35 Indiana 14 Michigan 17 Illinois Northwestern 17 Wisconsin Michigan State 12 Purdue OTHERS Cincinnati - 21 Wichita Drake 26 Detroit 13 Arkansas 27 Rice 12 Texas Tech 21 TCU 7 Auburn 27 Miss. State 20 Baylor 10 Texas 7 Tennessee 6 Georgia Tech Navy 7 (tie) Duke Texas A&M 33. SMU Florida 28 Georgia Kentucky 7 Vanderbilt Alabama 13 Tulane N, Carolina 14 S. Carolina Army 34 William & Mary Brown 13 Cornell. .6 Colgate 26 Bucknell 12 Dartmouth 14 Columbia 0 Delaware 22 Rutgers 0 Maryland 6 (tie)...... .Clemson 6 Penn State 40 Boston U. 7 Pitt 26 ...Notre Dame 13 Princeton 35 Harvard 20 Syracuse 41 Holy Cross 20 Villanova 46 Citadel 0 W. Virginia 13 VMI 6 Yale 40 Penn 7 Baylor 10 Texas 7 Washington State 7 (tie) Oregon 7 Denver 58 Brigham Young 34 UCLA 13 Washington 9 Idaho State 20 ...Colorado State 7 Utah 49 Colorado A&M 27 Wyoming 34 Montana 13 USC 20 California 7 Arkansas 27 Rice 12 Oregon State 20 Stanford 19 Auburn 27 Mississippi State 20 Florida 28 Georgia 0 Wake Forest 13 (tie) Va. Tech 13 Air Academy 14 (tie) Whittier 14 LSU 13 ........ Oklahoma A&M 0 Houston 14 Tulsa 0 More Scores, Page S - B, Col. 1. another touchdown pass to Frank Nappi. And Willie had lots of help. Larry Naviaux h3d his finest hour running, cutting, faking In sensational fashion on punt returns. Then the Huskers had Fullback Jerry Brown, the bruising bull who hit with dynamite force at crucial times. And the quarterhacking of George Harshman and Gordie En - glert was superb. Harshman expertly guided three of the Husker drives and Englert engineered the other - Kansas Heroes Kansas, too, had its heroes. Wally Strauch was the passer of the day, tossing 20 times and hitting nine for 181 yards. Homer Floyd, the pesky 164 - pound fullback, continually crashed the Husker forward wall and speedy Charlie McCue was a galloper deluxe. What finally cinched the Corn - husker win was Nebraska's pass defense in the person of Naviaux who picked off one of Strauchs desperation heaves with 4:14 left in the game. It enabled the Huskers to waste all but the final :35 seconds. Kansas still had life, hitting two more passes for 50 yards, but the clock ran out after the final heave. Nappi broke up a sandwiched pass between Strauchs 20 and 30 - yard heaves to further help the cause. Comeback For the Cornhuskers it was an - other - come - from behind effort, get ting a fourth - quarter touchdown after Kansas had scored twice in the third to go ahead 20 - 19. The victory drive covered 73 yards and it took only seven plays to turn the trick. Nappi sprinted 29 - yards to the six and Willie danced and weaved the final six yards for the knockout punch. Brown tossed in 20 yards, pick ing up 15 on one trip, and a 13 yard Greenlaw to Nappi pass was another contributing factor to the w'4k.m - . - y Kansas pass II ' Complete S 1 i - 4T. fas?'' 7 w - kw 'rtHlm 'frT - - 'ti - rh if ' : II L m rum. is - nprJP Texas Aggies Jar SMU, 33 - 7 To Gain Lead In SW Chase DALLAS WV - Texas A & M's j Two games away sits the title they scythe - like ground attack, featur - 1 have wanted so long. ing mighty John Crow and a defense that rattled Southern Methodist to its cleats, swept to a crushing 33 - 7 victory and first place in the Southwest Conference football race Saturday. The roughhouse Aggies rolled on undefeated toward their first conference championship in 15 years. Sports Slate Sunday National Pro Football Chicago Bears v. Green Bay Packers, TV Ch. 10, 1 p.m. r touchdown which came with 13:34 left in the game. Nebraska could also thank a clipping penalty on the one - yard line for preventing a possible Kansas touchdown after the Huskers went ahead for the final time. Harshman had punted to Bobby Robinson on the KU five and the little scooter kept the ball on a cross - over and dashed 69 yards to the Nebraska 25. Over - Zealous But an over - zealous Jayhawker was nabbed for dropping two Huskers from behind on the one, nulli - rying the brilliant run and putting the Jays on their own one - foot line. Statistics KU Flrsf Down 1J Rushing ....9 Passing 9 Penaltiei Rushing yardage (net) . . 1 H.I Passing yardage 1 HI Completed ........... 9 Attempted .20 Intercepted hy .0 Punts average ........ 43 Number ......4 Yards returned ....... 0 Fumbles lost ......... 0 Total fumbles . 0 1 ards penalized ....... 21 N umber penalties ...... 3 t 11 0 22 90 6 H 3 44 5 71 0 1 35 3 Nebraska looked like a million dollars when it opened the see - saw scoring in the first period and the Huskers kept up the same appearance until the final gun. Kansas controlled the ball for the first five minutes until Green - law returned Jim Letcavits punt to the Husker 39. Opening up with the first of what was to be many passes, Nappi hit Greenlaw with a 32 - yard pass to the Jayhawk 31 on the first NU play. The Portland duo reversed the procedure a minute later for eight more yards and then the Huskers stuck to the ground with Brown and Willie banging goal - ward. Brown busted over the middle for the first touchdown with 6:16 left in the quarter and Harshman converted. A quick - kick and Nappi's pass Continued on Page 2 - B, Ctrl. S 4ft into anxious arms. It was the worst defeat A&M had administered to the Methodists since 1944, when the Aggies won 39 - 6. , Crow smashed to two touchdowns on runs of 15 and 13 yards, little Don Watson raced 23 yards for another, substitute fullback George Gillard skipped 44 yards for a fourth and reserve end Don Smite made the fifth with an 8 - yard pass reception. A crowd of 62,500 saw the game. Pro Basketball Rochr - Mef Wi St. Lotus !& . Bostoa il7 . . Svrann "4 .,......rrt Wase 7 . MMM..jaiuuwaptat 11 g

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