The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 21, 1975 · Page 151
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\U Gives Indiana Big Tension Headache NU Displays Potent Offense in 45-0 Romp First downs Indiana 6 Rushes-yards 35-69 Passing yards 28 Return yards 0 Passes 6-18-2 Punts 10-36.5 Fumbles-lost 3-1 Penalties-yards 4-30 Nebraska 30 68-300 170 47 15-23-0 4-36 3-2 6-60 By Bob Owens Nebraska showed was boss on the first Indiana offensive play of the game when Dave Butterfield intercepted a pass and the Comhuskers went on to an easy 450 victory over the Hoosiers Saturday afternoon in Memorial Stadium. The Buskers got approving cheers from the 76,022 fans when they unveiled a stable of 12 ball carriers and had eight players who caught passes. The result was 470 yards in total offense. The Busker Blackshirts contributed heavily to the rout by limiting Courtney Snyder, Indiana’s all-time one-season rushing leader and all-Big Ten halfback to 33 yards in 16 attempts. They also made life miserable for quarterback Terry Jones, last year’s Big Ten passing champion. They intercepted him twice, blocked one pass and sacked him for 25 yards in losses. Bis passing figures were 5 of 15 for 23 yards. Sept. 21, 1975 Lincoln, Neb. ID Tony Davis (25) dances into the Indiana backfield, gaining several of his 63 yards rushing. With Terry Luck (11) watching, STAFF COLORPHOTO BY WEB RAY Rich Costanzo (77) confronts Tom Buck (54) and Curtis Craig (33) on the ground blocks Mark Deming (47). Oklahoma Thrashes Pittsburgh “I felt better about our offense today and the defense had another great effort,” Coach Tom Osborne said. ‘‘To shut them out indicates the defense has improved as well as the offense improved. We need to keep improving because down the road we know we have some great football teams to play.” Luck Proves Effective Osborne also liked the performance of quarterback Terry Luck, who completed 12 of 17 passes for 138 yards, scored one touchdown and passed for another to split end Bobby Thomas. ‘‘Luck had better opportunities today, he got good protection and set up better than he did last week against LSU,” Osborne said. ‘‘Be wasn’t under as much pressure today, though, because we had a lot of good first down plays.” Part of this success was because the offensive line, which had some problems last week, came off the ball better against the Boosters. ‘‘The backs also ran harder today,” Osborne said. L«Kling ball carrier was I-back John O’Leary, who rushed for 88 yards in 17 tries. Also impressive were fullback Tony Davis with 10 for 63 and I-back Monte Anthony with 8 for 50. Luck scored the first touclKlown 10 plays after Butterfield’s interception when he sneaked over from the one. A little later in the first quarter he nearly gave a repeat of his Sugar Bowl performance (99-yard drive) when he took the Buskers 96 yards to the one. Be had to settle for a 22-yard field goal by A1 Eveland, though, when he was tossed for a four-yard loss on third down by Indiana tackle Greg McGuire. Indiana Stymied The Boosiers came right back with their only offensive show of the game by moving from their own 20 to the Nebraska 11, but failed to get any points on the scoreboard when Frank Stavroff’s 28-yard field goal went wide to the right of the goalposts. Nebraska scored on its next two possessions. The first one was set up by Wonder Monds’ blocked punt and the second one was helped along by a 20-yard punt runback by Thomas. Davis broke two tackles on a 20-yard TD Continued: Page 4D, Col. 5 Ga. Tech Romps Past Defensive Effort Praised by Kiffin First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Pitt 14 51-79 181 2 9-17-0 4-41 5-4 4-50 Okla 26 75-378 52 17 2-3-1 4-29 3-1 7-65 NORMAN, Okla. (AP)—It was Joe Washington Day in Oklahoma Memorial Stadium Saturday as the top-ranked Oklahoma Sooners pulverized 15th-ranked Pittsburgh, 46-10. ‘‘We looked like the Oklahoma of last year,” said Sooner Coach Barry Switzer of the surprisingly easy win. Washington was in particularly top form. The All-American halfback scored on runs of one, 10 and 15 yards as the Sooners rambled to a 23-0 half time lead and breezed to their 23rd straight win, extending their unbeaten streak to 31 games. ‘‘We played extremely well through the first half and dominated it,” said Switzer, who last week said his team played ‘‘sloppy” in crushing Oregon, 62-7. ‘‘From last week’s game, we made a lot of strides forward.” Leaving several Pitt defenders on their backs with his uncanny quickness, Washington finished with 166 yards on 23 carries and had four long gains nullified by Sooner penalties. Meanwhile, a swarming Oklahoma defense spearheaded by Jimbo Elrod, completely shut down haüfback Tony Dorsett and the Pittsburgh veer attack. Both Switzer and Panther Coach Johnny Majors refused to make comparisons between Washington and Don^tt, both considered among the top candidates for the Beisman Trophy. ‘‘It’s difficult to compare backs,” said Switzer ‘‘Tony Dorsett is a great back. Joe has some players around him who are more talented (than those on the Pittsburgh team) so I certainly don’t want to take anything away from Dorsett.” Majors had similar sentiments. ‘‘Joe Washington is a great back,” he said, ‘‘but so is Tony Dorsett.” Be said he was disappointed that Dorsett had a bad day against the swift Sooner defense but added, ‘‘I believe Tony’s day will come.” Panther defensive end Ed Willamowski said of the Sooners and Washington, ‘‘They were even faster than I expected. Joe Washington is an excellât back. Be can stop on a dime, cut in any direction and not lose any speed. You just can’t find a way to key on him.” Another Sooner speedster, sophomore Elvis Peacock scored a pair of touchdowns on beautifully timed pitches from quarterback Steve Davis. By Virgil Parker Nebraska defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin was ecstatic. Bis vaunted Blackshirt defense had just shut out Indiana, 45-0. ‘‘They (the Boosiers) had the Big Ten’s leading passer in Terry Jones and a returning all conference runner in Courtney Snyder (No. 43),” Kiffin noted. ‘‘We felt they had a fine offensive team—much better than LSU the week before. Our kids took it as a challenge and really came through.” During the week, only first string defensive players wear a black shirt in practice. The second unit is designated by a gold jersey,, while green signifies the third group. ‘‘But when Saturday comes,” Kiffen exclaims, ‘‘everybody is a Black Shirt. When anyone runs out on the field they represent ‘our’ defense—the Black Shirts—whether they’re first, second or third string.” Does Kiffin plan on a shutout before every game. ‘‘Of course that’s our goal,” he says, ‘‘but our real objective is to win the game. But when you come in at halftime and there’s still a goose egg on the scoreboard, then you really start thinking shutout.” One phase of Indiana’s passing game bothered the Buskers—short passes over the line after the secondary had retreated deep with other potential receivers. ‘‘Those are called ‘check through’ passes,” Kiffin explained. ‘‘But nobody is going to beat you with that. They just Continued: Page 4D, Col. 3 No Misprint — NU 45, Indiana 0 The Nebraska Comhuskers gave special recognition to a sportswriter ^turday after swamping Indiana, 45-0. The team voted to award the game ball to New York Associated Press writer Fred Rothenberg, who earher in the week said, ‘‘This is no mismatch and this is no misprint” while picking Indiana to win by one. The ball will be mailed to Rothenberg — presumably with explicit instructions on where he should put it. Rothenberg was unavailable for comment. An AP staffer said he was at home ‘‘with a terminal case of foot in mouth disease.” How Top 20 Fared 1. Oklahoma (20-0) (jef. Pitt, 46-10. 2. Michigan (1-0-1) tied Stanford, 19-19. 3. Ohio State (2-0) def. Penn St., 17-9. 4. use (2-0) def, Oregon State, 24-6, 5. Missouri (2-0) def. Illinois, 30-20. 6. Nebraska (2-0) def. Indiana, 45«0. 7. Penn State (2-1) lost to Ohio State, 17-9. 8. Texas (2-0) def. Washington, 27-10. 9. Notre Dame(2-0) def. Purdue, 17-0. 10. Tennessee (1-1) lost to UCLA, 34-28. 11. Texas A 4 M (2-0) def. LSU, 39-8. 12. UCLA (2-0) def. Tennessee, 34-28. 13. Florida (1-1) lost to N.C. State, 8-7. 14. Alabama (1-1) def. Clemson, 56-0. 15. Pitt (1-1) lost to Oklahoma, 46-10. 16. Arkansas (1-1) lost to Oklahoma State, 2013. 17 Arizona (0-0) played Pacific Saturday night. 18 Arizona State (2-0) def. TCU, 33-10. 19, Miami, Ohio (1-1) lost to Michigan State, 1413 20. West Virginia (2-0) def. California, 28-10. First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Miami Gaorgia Tach 17 23 36-119 72422 279 60 28 16 18-æ-2 34-0 6-38 1 1 3-51 |-| 4-43 5-3 1-5 ATLANTA (AP) — Quarterback Danny Myers scored three touchdowns and passed for another Saturday, engineering Georgia Tech to a 38-23 college football triumph over Miami of Florida, spoiling the head coaching debut of Carl Selmer. The Yellow Jackets, 1-1, made their home opener a success when Myers, stacked up for five losses in his only previous running attempt, scooted 10 yanls for a touchdown at 8.47 of the opening quarter, giving Tech the lead for good. Myers made it 14-0 after only 2:30 of the second period when he hit Steve Raible in the end zone with a 33-yard scoring strike. Myers added touchdown runs of 29 and eight yards in the second half to complete the rout. Freshman Eddie Lee Ivery added another Tech score with a 12-yard scoring pass to Don Breece. 13-23 14-38 Miami Florida ..................................o 3 Goorgia Ttch..................................... 7 14 Tech — Myers 10 run (Bessillieu kick). Tech - Raible 33 pass from Myers (Bessillieu kick) Twh -- Breece 12 pass from Ivery (Bessiileiu kick). Miami — FG Dennis 33 Miami - Latimer 25 pass from Baker (Dennis kick). Tech - FG Bessillieu 18 Miami — Morgan 1 run (pass failed) Tech - Myers 29 run (Bessillieu kick) Tech — Myers 8 run (Bessillieu kick). Miami — Glover 3 run (Dennis kick). A - 32,334 staff photo by HARALD DREIMANIS Indiana’s troubles began on the first play from scrimmage. When the Hoosiers tried to throw a long pass into the wind, the Husker’s Dave Butterfield (34) was not fooled. He wrestles the ball away from Trent Smock (81) for an NU interception. Texas A&M Romps Past LSU, 39-8 TCU Bombed, 33-10 Lincoln to Headquarter First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Taxas AAM LSU 14 65-390 13 105 1 - 6-0 12-32 4-2 8-103 7 44-31 76 33 6 - 22-2 13-42 2-2 3-22 •New Pro Bowling Tour BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) - Freshman fullback George Woodard scored touchdowns of 66 and 20 yards as 11th- ranked Texas A&M crushed Louisiana State University 39-8 Saturday night. First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards ASU 17 40-162 273 74 12 - 22-0 7-38 9 5-3 10-75 TCU 19 43-43 242 47 22-17-0 9-34 0 2-0 5-49 Pittsburgh ........................... 0 0 Oklahoma .................................. .7 16 7 16 / 16-46 Okla—Peacock 7 run (DiRienzo kick) Okla—Washington 15 run (DiRienzokick) 7-10 16-46 FORT WORTH, Tex (AP) Sophomores Fred Mortensen and John Jefferson combined on a record 95-yard pass play to lead 18th-ranked Arizona State to a 33-10 victory over Texas Christian Saturday night. Okla-Washingfon 10 run (kick failed) Okla-FG 37 DiRienzo Pitt-FG 46 Long Okla—Peacock 19 run (DiRienzo kick) Okla—Washington 1 run (DiRienzo kick) Texas Christian, a three-touchdown underdog following a loss to Texas-Arlington last week, had held the Sun Devils scoreless since the first quarter and had managed a field goal and a punt to the Arizona State five in the third quarter. Okla—Blevins 1 run (DiRienzo kick) Pitt—Farmer S3 pass from Haygood (Long kick) 9-33 7-10 Okla-Satety punt blocked out of end zone A-70,286 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING-Pittsburgh Walker 13-63, Dorsett 12-17 Oklahoma: Washington 23166, Peacock 8-57 RECEIVING-Plttsburgh. Farmer3-I3, Corbett3-41 Oklahoma: Owens 2-52 PASSING —Pittsburgh Haygood 8-12166, ijklahoma: Davis 3-22-^ Arizona State .........................17 0 7 TCU .....................................................0 0 3 ASU — Bonner 2 run (Kush kick). ASU — Haynew 55 punt return (Kush kick). ASU - FG Kush 28 TCU - FG Isel 41 ASU - Jefferson 95 pass from Morfensan (Kush kick). TCU - Cowan 6 pass from Cook (Isel kick) ASU -> Safety Cook tackled In endzone ASU — Williams 25 run (Kush kick) A By Bob Moyer ' Lincoln will make its bid to join the world of big time sports Tuesday with the formal announcement of the World Championship Bowling (WCB) tour. Local lawyer John Tavlin will be president and chairman of the new bowlirijg pro tour which envisions 19 tournaments from coast-to-coast beginning in May 1976. Gary Davidson, who founded and organized the American Basketball Assn. (ABA), the World Football League (WFL) and World Hockey Assn. (WHA) and assisted in structuring the International Track Assn. (ITA), will be vice president and general counsel for the group, while Max Muhleman will act as marketing director. Former Gurney Aide Muhleman was vice president and general manager of race car driver Dan Gurney’s manufacturing company and racing team before working with the marketing of the WFL, WHA and ITA. Local bowling pro Max Jensen will serve as tournament director. Jensen, whose own pro career was hampered by a knee injury in a car accident, is widely respected nationally for his bowling expertise. The WCB will make its bid to become a ‘‘major league” for bowlers in several ways. Minimum $75,000 purs^ for each tournament. A guarantee of at least $100,000 in earnings for the top money winner on the tour —The WCB ‘‘Grand Prix” point championships which will be based on season- long performance on the bowlers and will add a bonus in prize winnings for the top bowlers. An active players association, which will give the bowlers a keen interest in the tour’s success. A unique aspect of the tour will be its non-sex discrimination. “Our bylaws do not specify tour members must be men,” said Tavlin. ‘‘If a woman can beat a man, she will get the chance.” Tavlin said he started working on the WCB in 1974 when several pro bowlers cnme to him and suggested tte idea. ‘‘We have spent a lot of time on this and feel we have it weU thought out,” said Tavlin. ‘‘We have every expectation it will succeed. Favorable Response ‘‘We have received favorable response from the bowlers, proprietors and television,” he added. ‘‘We expect to be set and ready to go within 30 days.” Tavlin said he met in January with a large group of pro bowlers in Kansas City to sound out their views and see if they would really want to join his tour. “The feeling they gave was that bowling was not taking its rightful place with other growing sports such as tennis and golf as far as pro purses, prestiage and image is concerned,” Tavlin said. Woodard’s runs came after the Aggies had put the game out of reach by a 24-0 margin before turning action over to the reserves. Tailback Bubba Bean, who became only the second A&M player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a career, started the TD parade in the first period with a 46-yard run. Fullback Ronnie Hubby scored on a two-yard plunge midway through the first period and freshman Tony Franklin booted a 47-yard field goal in the secxmd period to give the Aggies a 17-0 halftime lead. Quarterback David Shipman passed 42 yards for a touchdown early in the third p«iod to put the game out of reach. A&M scored a safety in the fourth quarter when reserve linebacker Jessie Hunnycutt tackled Tiger quarterback Boh- by Moreau in the rad'zone. “A week later, Gary Davidson called me and said he was very interested in what we were doing and was eager to join our effort,” said Tavlin. “In fact, many of the things he suggested we do, we had already done. Apparently without knowing it, we Had been doing the right things all al^.’* 15-39 I- I T*xai AIM ..........................................14 3 LSU .................................................... 0 0 Ttx - B««n 46 run (Franklin kick) Tax - Hubby 2 run (Franklin kick) Tax - FB Franklin 47 Tax - ShiprDan 42 run (Franklin kick) Tax - «Voodard 66 run (Franklin kick) Tax - safaty, Moraau tacklad In and zcna by Hun- nlcutt racovarad blocKad punt In and zona Robltkia pau from Moraau Taa - Woodard 30 run (kicli fai’^d) -A*“’'*“- A

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