The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on October 24, 1969 · Page 4
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High Scoring Rivalry Matches BYU at UTEP Saturday A pair of look-alikes whos* past history has been filled with big scores and tight ball games will collide Saturday night in El Paso's Sun Bowl. The two teams, Brigham Young and Texas at El Paso, have been so close in their recent series that it is not at ell surprising that the coming contest is considered a tossup. Two former coaching allies, Bobby Dobbs and Tommy Hudspeth, will be meeting as rivals for the fourth time beginning with the 7:30 kickoff. The Cougars and Miners have much in common this year. Both are 2-8 for the season and each has the same scoring ratio. Biggest difference between the two clubs is found in their offensive game. The Miners like to move through the air, while this year's Cougar squad likes to stay with the ground gam*. There are other differences, however: —BYU's forte is defensive, while the Miners have the better offense. —UTEP leads the league in passing, while the Cougars are near the bottom of the league In that department. —The Cougars are near the top of the league defensively, and the Miners are one of the better teams offensively in the WAC. All in all, the two teams seem to be evenly matched. Both have wins over New Mexico, but the Miners have lost three games in a row, all of them league games. The past history of the recent Dobbs-Hudspeth series is filled with high scores and extraordinary excitement. The first meeting between the two coaches was a wild, 53-33 game which saw Virgil Carter pitted against Billy Stevens. Carter came off the winner in that dual as he ran and passed for 599 yards, an NCAA single- game record that still stands. The second meeting in El Paso was almost as wild, the Miners taking a 47-17 decision in the Sun Bowl. Last year's rubber match looked like a BYU victory early in the fourth quarter. But Brooks Dawson came off the bench with nine minutes remaining to spark a 28-point rally that won the game for the Miners in the last 16 seconds of the game. The final score was 31-25, and the Cougars haven't forgotten the sour taste of that kind of come-from- behind win by an opponent. This week's practice in Prove has ben aimed at getting the offensive machine in gear for Saturday night. Although BYU was limited to 16 yards rushing by the Cowboys last week, Wyoming, it should be remembered, is the leading team in the nation in rushing defense. Quarterback Marc Lyons, who was under pressure most of the afternoon with Wyoming's rush, came up with a good game Saturday. BYU's defensive lineup will be the same for the UTEP game. But the offensive unit will have a couple of changes with sophomore Bill Miller starting at split end and Wes Homolik at the flanker position. Here is the probable BYU lineup for Saturday night: OFFENSE Split End, Bill Miller (Soph) 190 S. Tackle, Ken Serck (Jr.) 225 S.G., George Gruber (Sr.) 215 Center, Mel Olson (Sr.) 230 T.G., Mike Weinkauf (Sr.) 205 T.T.. Gordon Gravel!e (Sr.) 240 T. Snd, Dan Bowers (Soph.) 210 QB, Marc Lyons (Sr.) 195 (Sr) 195 Flankerbsck, Wes Homolik tSr.) Tailback, Kip Jackson (Jr.) 190 FB Eddie Nichols (Jr) 190 DEFENSE L.E., Dennis Finfrock Sr) 205 L. T., Gary Harmann. (Sr.) 235 Mike, Carl Bowers. (Soph.) 210 R. T. Gerald Meyer (Jr.) 245 R.E., .fi'fi Slipp (Sr.) 230 S. LB., Jeff Lyman (Soph.) 210 W. LB. Rick Dixon (Sr.) 215 S. Sfty Dennis Watford (Jr.) 190 W. Sfty., Larry Echohawk (Sr) 170 R. Corner, Chris Farasopoulos (Jr.) 190 L. Corner Paul Sutorius (Sr.) 170 Only 2 League Tilts On WAC Grid Slate Brigham Young, striving to nail down a winning record, battles Texas-El Paso, and New Mexico, searching for an exit from the league cellar, tangles with Arizona in Western Athletic Conference action Saturday night. The outcome of these two games promises to revamp the WAC standings below front- runners Wyoming and Utah, who turn to intersectional opponents this weekend. Tom Hudspeth's Cougars, who have done well all season against passing, are faced with stopping the league's top aerial game led by sophomore Bill Cralgo. The Lobos, shutout last week by Utah 24-0, face an Arizona team which snapped a four game losing streak last Satur- day against UTEP. Wyoming, its coaching staff expressing confidence the Cowboys will remain a league power despite the loss of 14 Negro players, winds up its home season against San Jose State. Utes Unbeaten Bill Meek's Utes, rolling along undefeated in WAC play, are on the road against a strong Oregon State team in a game to be played under the lights at Portland. A third intersectional battle pits Colorado State against the potent Air Force Falcons, who demolished Oregon a week ago. Arizona State takes the day off. The BYU-UTEP game marks the fourth meeting between Hudspeth and his former teach- r, veteran Bobby Dobbs of the Lyons, Jackson Lead BYU Individual Stats Marc Lyons and Kip Jackson •re leading the BYU individual statistics in offense after five games. Lyons moved into the total offense lead with a good game of passing against Wyo- Imng, despite a strong pass rush, and Jackson remains the number one rusher for the Cou- gara by a wide margin. Lyons has completed 40 percent of his passes for a total of 436 yards through the air. He has been thrown for losses totaling 62 yards and so his total offense figure is 374 yards, good for tenth in the WAC. His passing record shows 94 attempts, 34 completions, and •even Interceptions. Kip Jackson has carried the ball 89 tunes during the season for a net gain of 356 yards IS NOW WINNER BOULDER, Colo. (UPI)-R. W. Loser came up a winner Tuesday. Loser won a dishwasher when he attended the opening of a new appliance shop he^e. for a four-yards-per-carry average. He has scored two touchdowns with his longest run being a 30 yard gallop. Jackson's rushing figure is good for fifth place among WAC runners. Jackson is also the top pass receiver, having snagged 14 passes for 95 yards. Marc Lyons passed Joe Liljenquist in the scoring department with his touchdown at Laramie. Lyons has scored four TDs for 24 points while Llljen- quist has 23 kick points. As a team the Cougars have a 2-3 record and are trailing their opponents in practically all categories. Brigham Young University has a perfect winning record at home this season and has a perfect losing record on the road. The BYU home wins came against Colorado State and New Mexico in WAC action. The Cougars downed the Rams 22-20 and thumped the Lobos 41-15. On the road the Cougars lost to Iowa State 10-0, Arizona State 23-7, and Wyoming 40-7. In the WAC BYU stands 2-2. Miners. UTEP holds a 2-1 edge. All three previous encounters have been free scoring affairs and a wide open attack may be featured by both schools again "We are really going after this one," Hudspeth says, who relishes victories over the man he coached under at Tulsa anc in professional ball. A spokesman for Alpha Ph Alpha, a black fraternity al UTEP, announced his group plans to boycott the game as a protest against BYU but saic black players on the UTEP team would not be asked to participate but may do so il they desire. Lobos In Cellar For New Mexico, a victory would elevate the Lobos out ol the WAC basement, leaving Colorado State ito sole occupant. Although the Lobos have demonstrated a weak passing game thus far, they have a pair of bruising runners in Sam Scarber and David Bookert. Arizona's one man gang on offense is Ron Gardin, a senior halfback who set a school rushing record of 156 yards against UTEP. The San Jose contest is the last at home this season for the Cowboys, who wind up the campaign with four consecutive road games. Coach Lloyd Eaton's dismissal of 14 Negro players, including six starters, appears to have hit the defensive secondary hardest but assistant coach Bert Gustasson is satisfied with ihe performance of the replacements. Utah threw a scare into Oregon State's Beavers last year but once again rate as decided underdogs. The Utes will be hurt by the loss of their second top runner, Billy Hunter, who severely bruised his ribs against New Mexico. CSU, even though it has the WAC's top rusher in sophomore Lawrence McCutcheon, will have its hands full against an Air Force team that buried Oregon last week, 60-13. It will be the llth meeting between the two with the Falcons holding a 7-2-1 edge. Authtntlo Scotch dollar (Crown) minted twMn leOS-tett Symbol of Uuder** Your Scotch Dollar buys more with LADDER'S NO WONDER UTAHNS HAVE MADE THE FASTEST GROWING SCOTCH IN THE STATE IT'S No. TWO IN SALES REGARDLESS OF PRICE TOP PASS RECEIVER in the Western Athletic Conference is Ed Puishes of UTEP. He has hauled in 27 receptions for an average of 16.8 yards per reception and has scored one touchdown. He will be a big test for the BYU secondary Saturday at El Paso. i Cougar Pass Defense To Get Tough Test By E. MICHAEL MYERS LARAMIE, Wyp. (UPI) - IVyoming University football :oach Lloyd Eaton relaxed his ules 'barring athletes from demonstrating, but still faced a ourt test today for suspending 4 Negro athletes from his un- lefeated and 12th ranked team. Eaton touched off a protest ffecting the entire Western Athletic Conference last week when he ousted i.11 the black •layers from his squad. They were dismissed for wearing (lack armbands to protest ra- ial policies of the Mormon Church, which operates fellow onference member Brigham Young University. Eaton said Thursday players would be permitted to take part i protest movements outside of he athletic field. The 14 suspended athletes will not be per- nitted to return to the squad his year, but may apply for eadmission to the team next eason. Despite Eaton's action, ipokesmen for the Black Stu- lent Alliance announced they were taking Eaton and the uni- /ersity to court as a result of the suspensions. "In the courts, they will ose," said Black Student Alii' ance Chancellor Willie S. Black. 'Precedents are established By JOE WATTS Herald Sports Editor The BYU pass defense, which has been outstanding this season, will get one of its toughesi tests of the entire year Saturday night in El Paso against the pass-crazy UTEP Miners. The BYU defensive secondary, consisting of Larry Echohawk, Paul Sutorious, Chris Farasopoulos, Dennis Watford, and Ron Mendenhall, hold the second best pass defense record in the conference. The Cougar defenders have allowed opponents to complete only 37 percent of their passes for only 113 yards per game. New Mexico leads the WAC, having allowed only 95 yards per game, which is good for tenth in the nation. Cougars Second While the Cougars are second in the WAC in pass defense the Miners are first in the WAC in Dassing offense. The Miners have thrown 193 passes, nearly an average of 40 per game, which has produced an average of 225 yards jer game. When a team puts the ball in the ah* that often it ought to iead the league in passing, and it also ought to lead the league in having passes intercepted, and it does. UTEP has allowed OENUINI SHATTiRPROOP AUTO GLASS • INSURANCE REPLACEMENTS • FREE PICKUP and DELIVERY • INSTALLATIONS WHILE YOU WAIT AHLANDERS PHONE 373-6463 456 I. UNIV., PROVQ 16 passes to be picked off by opponents, and those pass interceptions have led to a 2-3 record and three s t r a i g h t losses. Lose Three Straight UTEP opened the season with wins over Pacific 14-10 and New Mexico 21-6. Since then the Miners have dropped three straight conference games to Utah 24-6, to Wyoming 37-9, and to Arizona 26-10. Ed Puisnes, a fleet flankerback for the Miners, leads the league in pass receptions with 27 catches. Billy Taylor, the UTEP wide end, is third in the conference with 22 catches. Those two receivers will be out to give the Cougar defenders a few problems Saturday night in El Paso. Sharing quarterback duties for the Miners will be Bill Craigo and Neil Lovorn. Craigo has completed 40 percent of his passes, but has had 12 interceptions. Lovorn has completed 39 percent of his passes, and has had four picked off. Rushing Game Suffers While the Miners lead the league in passing offense they likewise trail the league in rushing offense. Naturally, when one team emphasizes the passing game the rushing game will suffer. UTEP has tried 193 passing plays, 36 more than any other WAC team, and have tried only 196 rushing plays, 27 less thSn any other WAC team. Those statistics indicate that the Miners pass about every other play. While this puts extreme pressure on the defensive secondary it opens up opportunities for the defensive line to gamble occasionally. Likely to Blitz Craigo and Loborn, the UTEP quarterbacks, might get pretty well acquainted with BYU defenders Jeff Slipp, Gary Har mann, Gerald Meyer, Dennis Finfrock and others. Rick Dixon will probably be given the go-ahead to blitz more often, and he might just be in the UTEP backfield as often as some of the Miner backs. Meanwhile, the BYU passing game might get a good chance to get untracked. UTEP has intercepted fewer passes than any other team in the league. The Cougars are interested in getting back to the .500 mark and in breaking the road jinx, while the Miners are concerned about stopping a three game losing streak. It should be an exciting ball game. GAS WATER HEATERS CRAGHEAD PLUMBING-HEATING M North 2nd West DIAL 373-1003 Idaho Receiver Leads Nation NEW YORK (UP!) - Idaho 's Jerry Hendren, a top receiver i n three seasons of varsity competition, leads the nation's col leges in pass receptions with 57. The Idaho senior is 17 receptions ahead of soph.omore Carlos Alvarez of Florida. Hendren's 57 catches include yeven for touchdowns and they have accounted for 820 yards. despite the Vandals' 1-4 record this far. In scoring, Wyoming's kicking specialist Bob Jacobs is in fifth place with 56 points tha have come on 13 field goals anc 17 points after touchdowns. Daily Herald FRIDAY OCTOBER 24, i969~ Prove, Utah Court Action Threatened in Wyoming Episode that this is a violation of the 1st and 14th Amendments." Black said he was conferring with civil rights lawyer and tAACP attorney William Waterman of Detroit to determine how to start the legal play, action. Eaton said his decision to relax demonstrations by football players would become effective with the 1970 spring training sessions. He said he still would not tolerate any demonstrations, including wearing of armbands, during games or practice. As to the 14 players dismissed, six of them starters, Eaton said they "can come in individually and review their situation" for next year. None will be allowed to see action in the remaining five Cowboy games this year. Only one of the 14, halfback Joe Williams of Lufkin, Tex., is a senior. The others are juniors and sophomores. Wiles H a 11 o c k of Denver, commissioner of the eight4eam Western Athletic Conference, announced earlier that the problem of black unrest had reached "crisis proportions" in the league. He said conference schools would discuss the problem at a league meeting in Denver early next month. Wyoming plays non - conference foe San Jose State this Saturday in Laramie. Members of the California team have said they would wear multi-colored armbands to express "our concern for all racial minorities." Black students at Wyoming said they planned to put up picket lines outside the game area, but San Jose State officials announced their football squad would cross the lines to Wyoming Takes Lead In Total Team Defense Brigham Young University lost to Wyoming in more awys than one last week. Going into the game with the Pokes, BYU Westminster Will Face Adams St. In RMAC Contest SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Westminster College will battle front - running Adams State College Saturday in a crucial Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference football game. The Parsons, who edged Southern Utah State, 14-10 last week, are matched against a earn ttat is undefeated in Mountain Division play. Adams State took over the division lead with a 15-13 win over previously undefeated Western State. Westminster is 2-1 in league play after its victory over Southern Utah State. Last week's victory over Southern Utah was a costly one for the Parsons. Their first string quarterback, Ted Thomp son, suffered a broken collarbone and will be out for the remainder of the year. Freshman John Papanikblas who turned in an impressive performance last Saturday, has moved into the starting slot at quarterback, He threw « yard touchdown pass to Jim Phillips in the win. Fight Result! By United Presi International LOS ANGELES (UPl)-lrish Frankie Crawford, 126, Los Angeles, outpointed Jose Moreno, 125, San Jos«, Calif. (12) held a slim lead in the WAC total defense statistics, but after the Laramie contest Wyoming took over the defense lead and dropped BYU back into second place. BYU trails Wyoming by 46 yards per game In the tight race between the two teams. The Cougars are also second in rushing defense and second In passing defense. On the offensive side of the ledger BYU Is next to last in total offense, rushing offense, and passing offense. ABC-TV Hires Cassius Clay As Commentator LAS VEGAS, Nev. (UPI)Deposed heavyweight champion Cassius Clay isn't disturbed by criticism of his selection as a ringside television commentator at Saturday's amateur boxing matches between the United States and Russia. Clay said U.S. heavyweight Jim Elder was "well within his rights to say what he thinks. "This is a free country and he is entitled to voice his personal opinion." Elder, a 23-year-old Texan who spent four years in the Navy with two trips to Vietnam, Wednesday called the hiring of Clay "an affront" because of his refusal to be inducted into the Army. Saturday's matches at Caesars Palace will be carried on "Wide World Of Sports." The American Broadcasting Co. said it hired Clay because of his "professional stature in boxing."

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