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The Kansas City Star from Kansas City, Missouri • Page 149

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AA Strikes by Air to Beat Huskers 10-7 from the 35 the longest of his career to make the score 7-3 with 4:48 remaining in the second period Missouri lost the ball on its 25 on the first play from scrimmage in the second half when Staggers fumbled Photographs From Columbia by Arnold Crank and Rick Solberg The Tigers stopped Nebraska at the 16 and then fought a savage defensive battle with the Huskers through the third period touchdown was set up-when Wallace partially blocked a Nebraska punt on the second play of the fourth period The ball rolled dead on the Husker 37 Phelps who had entered the game on previous possession threw an incomplete pass Staggers was hit for a yard loss and so the Tigers faced a third-and-11 situation By Joe McGuff (The Star's Sports Editor) Columbia meeting between Missouri and Nebraska was settled in an unexpected manner when substitute Garnett Phelps threw a 38-yard touchdown pass to Jon Staggers early in the fourth period to give the Tigers a 10-7 victory Missouri had thrown only one touchdown pass all season The Huskers had not given up a touchdown in the air Phelps who is not noted for his passing ability had entered the game only a few minutes earlier to replace Gary Kombrink the regular quarterback who was shaken up Although the winning points came unconventionally Missouri made them stand up in a conventional manner by playing its usual ferocious defensive game The Tigers gave up 106 yards passing and 23 yards rushing in the first half but they completely stopped the Huskers in the last half Nebraska had a minus 12 yards rushing in the final two periods and gained only 55 yards in the air A crowd of 56400 at Memorial stadium watched this furious struggle Nebraska took a 7-0 lead midway of the first period on a 34-yard pass from Frank Patrick to Joe Orduna Rocky Wallace kicked a field goal Phelps had only one thing to throw He was rushed but he slipped out of the grasp of one Nebraska tackier He was just about to be hit again when he heaved the ball toward the end zone Staggers had slipped behind A1 Larson and Dana Stephenson He caught the ball Crossing the goal line and the Tigers were ahead to stay Wallace kicked the extra point Nebraska was unable to move past the Missouri 36 after its one scoring threat at the outset of the second half Adding to the magnitude of defensive effort is the fact that the Tigers gave up the ball twice on fumbles in the last half The leader of defensive unit was end Elmer Benhardt He had nine tackles and 10 assists and cost the Huskers 41 yards with six of his tackles Bill Schmitt who plays the opposite end also had an outstanding day Offensively center Con Rees was a standout He played opposite Wayne Meylan all-America middle guard Missouri was at an emotional peak for this game The Tigers had lost four straight to Nebraska and last year were routed 35-0 It was Missouri's second worst defeat under Dan Devine (Continued on Page 6S) Missouri-Nebraska Statistics 0 ESCAPES KANSAS AT 1:02 Bob Warmack Directs Sooners 96 Yards Throwing 30-Yard Touchdown Pass to Give Oklahoma 14-10 Triumph Share of Big Eight Title and Probable Orange Bowl Berth ORANGES MAKE PEPPER SALTY FIRST HALF IS ALL Rugged Defense Stops Sooners in Tracks Kansas Builds Lead to 10-0 in Third Period Before Big Red Gets Going TIED UP WITH Jim McCord of Nebraska who pulls down Jon Staggers of Missouri for no gain during the second quarter Frank Avolio (40) looks on but McCord needs no help HITS FAST OFTEN Kansas State Gives Up Safety on First Scrimmage Play Then Bows to Yard-Playing Colorado Team 40-6 By Del Black (A Member of The Star's Sports Staff) Manhattan Kas In this era of football strategies research reveals that the formula for success is good field position By Bill Sims (Assistant Sports Editor of The Star) Norman Okla Bowl-hungry Oklahoma started a desperation 96-yard march culminated by a 30-yard touchdown pass with only 1:02 left to play to overcome a stubborn battling Kansas team 14-10 yesterday to clinch at least a tie for the Big Eight conference championship This bruising throbbing battle was decided when Bob Warmack the quarterback who directed the I final drive with tremendous poise lofted a pass to end Steve Zabel who had moved a stride beyond the Tommy Ball in the end zone Thus the Sooners kept their Big Eight record perfect at 5-0 and boosted their season mark to 7-1 They are expected to announce their acceptance Of an Orange bowl invitation Monday Kansas dropped to 4-2 in league play and 4-5 for the year It was a heartbreaking loss for the Jayhawks who came into the game as 18-point underdogs They took the fight right to the Sooners and gave them far more than they wanted until the pulsating final drive which started with 6:37 showing on the clock Kansas showed it meant business by taking the opening kickoff and launching a march that Colorado-Kansas State Statistics Colorado K-State First downs Rushinq yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized COLORADO KAN STATE 25 353 120 124 13-20-1 6-35 0 137 16 10 0 0 4 69 30 158 3-8-0 10-39 0 39 6 Safely Davis tackled in end zone Anderson 25 run (Bartelt kick) Colo Cooks 1 run (Farler kick) Pruett 8 pass from Anderson (Farler kick) Colo FG Farler 28 -R Anderson 29 run (Farler kick) Davis 1 run (run failed) Kelly 7 run (Dick Anderson kick) Attendance 14500 In one play here yesterday Colorado not only established sound field position but collected enough impetus to whip Kansas State 40-6 The fatal turn of events resulting in an opening-play safety for Colorado developed after K- Photograph From Manhattan by Bill Radford jr State won the pre-game flip of the coin and elected to receive the kick-off This proved to be the turning point End Mike Veeder led a gang of hungry Buffaloes in pursuit of Bill Nossek as the Wildcat quarterback back-tracked from the 23 to the 13 on the first scrimmage play Veeder tackle separated Nossek and the ball The pigskin bounced crazily into the end zone where the Cornelius Photographs From Norman by John Vawter Coach Admires AJ Team but Not Its Fans (Bv The Star's Own Service) Norman Okla Coach Pepper Rodgers was seeing red with a deep orange tinge in the dressing room after the narrow 14-10 loss to Okla-home yesterday His bitterness was directed at TJ fans who anticipating an Orange bowl bid pelted the playing field with oranges at intervals throughout the game Many undoubtedly were aimed at the Jayhawks and the activity brought the Sooners a 15-yard -penalty with less than a minute left in the game time to call a penalty was not when the game was Rodgers said told the official I like it and going to write a letter about (presumably to Big Eight officials) love to have oranges thrown at me and at my the coach said acidly real big-time college Asked whether ahy of the fruit had hit him he replied: not going to answer that not going to give them (the fans) the satisfaction of Time was called to clear the field of oranges as the Jayhawks were driving toward a possible score late in the game This also drew ire "I appreciate them (the Sooners) getting extra time when on a touchdown he said The normally jovial coach tried hard to contain his disappointment as he turned to praise of the Oklahoma Sooners got a great team great talent and great he said caught us man-to-man on pass defense and just beat us They have good quarterbacking good everything a good football team has to Of his own players the coach singled out Vernon Vanoy defensive end and linebacker Mike Sweatman for praise and noted that safety Dave Morgan a real good When someone noted that nOseguard Granville Liggins an all-America candidate had been fairly well contained in the first half Rodgers replied have a sophomore center (Dale Evans) not afraid of The Jayhawk players angered (Continued on Page 4S) AND THE JAYHAWKS FELL-This is the end of the play that sinks Kansas with 1:02 remaining against Oklahoma Here Steve Zabel goes into the end zone after taking a 30-yard pass from Bob Warmack The referee signals the touchdown that means at least a tie for the Big Eight crown for the Sooners (Wirephoto) Jewell Rips Valley 46-0 in Final STREAK ENDS AT FOUR Oklahoma City Capturt 5-3 Central Hockey Victory DISPUTED GOAL COSTL Then Blazers Go on to Win Their Third in Row tion of how many points Colorado would score When this day of infamy is recorded as the final varsity game in 45-year-old Memorial stadium the opening 14 seconds must be logged as critical in the loss-filled history of the old gray fortress Colorado padded the safety with five touchdowns and a 28-Davis out-scrambled the enemy field goal The shredding of and recovered to suffer the 2- the proud K-State defense can be point deficit i realized in the accumula After that chalk-shrouded re- i 353 yards in rushing of-covery it became only a ques- (Continued on Page SS) finally ended with Bill 23-yard field goal That was all the scoring until the Jayhawks took advantage of a blocked kick by Orville Turgeon deep in territory for the first touchdown in the third quarter Oklahoma promptly wheeled 77 yards for its first tally and then waited almost too long before sending the 58300 fans into a frenzy with its gamewinning surge It was an exhibition of tremendous effort on the part of the (Continued on Page 4S) in 23-0 with three minutes to go in the half In the second half the Cards kept putting on the pressure as Barry Sprinkle took passes of five yards from Rick Fette and 18 yards from Dan Brown to climax drives of 60 and 22 yards Valley matching its single wing against get into Jewell territory until 3:29 left to play when the Vikings got to the 42 The loss leaves Missouri Valley with a 6-4 over-all record Missouri William to the Valley 39 for the initial first down But it signaled the beginning of the end for the Vikings In eight more plays Lucas was in the end zone on a 14-yard single wing bootleg run around right end Valley which was outgained 177-to-36 rushing and 35-18 passing in the first half felt the brunt of fury in the second period Jewell made it 9-0 with 10:48 to go in the half when Rich Boyle and Dave Owens smeared Bob Thomas in the end zone for a safety With 6:09 left Jewell climaxed a 60-yard drive when Lucas swept right end for a Bob conversion made it 16-0 The last score of the half started on safety John interception on the Valley 36 and his return to the 10 A roughing penalty put the ball on the 5 and on the third play after that Lucas swept right was hit at the goal and fell into the end zone Meeker made By Bill Sharp (A Member of The Star's Snorts Staff) HALFBACK Steve Lucas showed the Doane (Neb) Mineral bowl scouts who it will have to stop as he sparked a 46-0 William Jewell victory over arch-rival Missouri Valley last night with his darting runs and passes before an estimated 4500 fans in Liberty It was the worst defeat Jewell had handed Valley in the 18 years Norris Patterson has been the coach The victory puts Jewell in Mineral Water bowl with a 10-0 record the first time a Patterson-coached team has gone through a season undefeated In Doane the Cardinals will be meeting a team with an 8-0 record Last night Lucas put Jewell in control in the first half leading it to a 23-0 half-time bulge After the teams had sparred until the 4:25 mark of the first quarter Tom Dunn spun four yards over the middle Steve Lucas 14 run (Bob Meeker kick) Safety Bob Thomas tackled in end zone by Rich Boyle and Dave Owens Steve Lucas 5 run (Bob Meeker kick) Lucas 5 run (Bob Meeker kick) Barry Sprinkle 5 pass from Rick Fette (Bob Meeker kick) Barry Sprinkle 19 pass from Dan Brown (Bob Meeker kick) Jerry Poslewaite 24 run (Bob Meeker kick) Clinton Anderson tackled In end zone by Bob Gengelbach (Bv The Star's Own Service) Oklahoma City Oklahoma City snapped Kansas 4-game winning streak and at the same time pushed its unbeaten string to three with a 5-3 victory in a Central Professional Hockey league game last night In posting the victory the Blazers jumped into a 2-0 lead in the first period then saw Kansas City match them goal-for-goal over the final two periods It was an extremely well-played match until a disputed goal late in the second period sent center Don Giesebrecht of Kansas City to the penalty box for misconduct It all started when the referee ruled Giese brecht bad used an over-head swipe with hjs stick to score a goal Giesebrecht thought otherwise protested and wound up drawing a 10-minute penalty Had the goal counted it would have drawn the Blues even after Frank St Marseille and Tim Ecclestone had sandwiched goals around one by Barry Gibbs of the Blazers Instead the count remained 3-2 and Oklahoma City made it 4-2 with 54 seconds left in the period on a shot by Grant Erickson In the third period Phil Obendorf of the Blues and Morris Stefaniw of the Blazers matched goals The game wound up the surg- (Continued on Page OS) CHARGERS ARE OPPONENT TODAY Now or Never for Chiefs one at a time and today before more than 46000 at the stadium be concentrating on the explosive Chargers who own a 6-1-1 record The game is being televised nationally by NBC-TV with the local area blacked out It can be heard over radio station KCMO Coach Hank Stram pleased by the resurgence that has netted the Chiefs 127 points to the 37 in the last three games said his club had good workouts last week Stram is also cljeered by the fact that more of his athletes are healthy a situation that has causeJ him great concern in recent weeks Only area in which injuries have hit hard has been line- 1 backer But Stram is fortunate that his Young Lions Jim Lynch Bud Abell and Willie Lanier have filled the gap well These three were prominent in shutting out Boston in the last half of the 33-10 victory last Sunday The Chiefs have shown offensive versatility the last (Continued on Page 7S) By Bill Richardson (A Member of The Star's Sports Staff) STARTING today the Kansas City Chiefs have an opportunity to do something about the daylight between them and the Western division pacesetters of the American Football league The Chiefs a strong third-place club with title ambitions and a 3-game winning streak meet runner-up San Diego at 3:35 this afternoon at the Municipal Stadium Four days later take aim at the top club the Oakland Raiders Thursday afternoon at the stadium By Friday morning the Chiefs will know whether they have a return shot at the championship or whether they should start making plans for next year In addition to the race at hand the Chiefs have the added challenge of playing teams that beat them earlier on the West Coast San Diego playing like a champion zipped by Kansas City 45-31 on October 15 two weeks after Oakland had edged the Chiefs 23-21 As the coaches emphasize the Chiefs have to take them BUFFALO STAMPEDE Bob Anderson eludes the outstretched hand of Greg Marn (33) of Kansas State as the Colorado quarterback takes off on a 25-yard run to score the first touchdown Mike Pruett (84) of Colorado runs alongside Marn To the far left is Mitch Borota the Kansas State safety Phone Sunday Want Ads in before noon Saturday BA Adv OKLA STATE 28 CLEMSON 14 NOTRE DAME 36 TENNESSEE 20 PURDUE 21 MINNESOTA 33 TCU 24 SOUTHERN CAL 21 IOWA STATE 14 STATE 6 GEORGIA TECH 3 MISSISSIPPI? 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