The Daily Herald from Provo, Utah on September 20, 1970 · Page 11
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Provo, Utah
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Arizona Michigan Wyoming Air Force 9 Notre Dame 35 20 N-Western 14 7 Illinois 41 Oregon 2 6 UCLA 24 Pittsburgh 15 Kentucky 16 Kansas St. 3 Slippery Rock 39 Geneva 0 Utah State 33 B'ling Green 14 Stanford 34 San Jose St. 3 Texas A&M 20 LSU 18 Utah UTEP 44 N. Mexico 3 20 Iowa St. 32 Alabama 51 N. Dakota St. 30 Virginia Tech 8 Montana St. 8 Western Michigan Topples Cougars 35-17 Watts ? Cookin' By JOE WATTS Longmire Is Impressive In Utah Grid Debut University of Utah put in an impressive display of explosive football in its Saturday night opener against UTEP. The Utes won it 44-20, and junior quarterback Gordon (Scooter) Longmire lived up to all his previous rave notices. Many times you wonder if schools should be beating the drums for athletes who have never played a college game, but in this instance it hasn't been overdone. Longmire did everything well. His nickname, "Scooter" is very appropriate as when he is forced to run, he runs very well. He passes hard and accurately and runs the option play like a veteran. The Utes lost quarterback Ray Groth and Clint Harden to graduation, and coming up with a good quarterback seemed to be the key to success this year. They've got him in Longmire. Longmire showed exceptional pose for a first game in Red Skin uniform. He transferred to Utah from Michigan State mainly because he was dissatisfied with the Michigan State offense, which emphasized the running game rather than the passing game. Longmire is 6' 2", 197 Ibs from Tracy, Calif, and the Utah pressbook says, "The fabled Scooter Longmire is endowed with an unusual amount of athletic ability," and the pressbook isn't overdoing it. \ BYU Coach J. D. Helm scouting the game for the Cougars, was also impressed with Longmire. "You can't afford to give nim any time, or he will pick you apart. He is real potent," said Helm. Longmire completed seven of eleven passes in the first half for 95 yards, and when he got in trouble, carried the ball five times for 52 yards. His passing fell off in the second half and he finished with nine for 21, for 133 yards. None of his passes were intercepted, which UTEP and BYU are both finding to be a real asset for an offensive attack. He throws the ball very hard. He threw for three touchdowns and ran for one. Hardman, Hansen Shine A couple of Utah County kids turned in fine performances for the Utes. Jay Hardman, who played his football at Lehi High School, was in a starting role as fullback for the Utes, and he did an exceptional job, both running and clocking, and caught one long screen pass which set up a Utah score. Coach Bill Meek, in the pressbox after the game, praised Hardman's performance. "I was very pleased with Hardman's game. He hobbled a few at the beginning but I wanted to stick with him and see if he could come back, and he did. That six yard TD run was all his. He powered it all the way, and he did a fine job." The other Utah County lad, Randy Hansen, performed very well at his defensive end position. He is the defensive captain for the Utes and called all of the defensive assignments. Hansen played his football at American Fork. Hardman was the leading ground gainer at half time with 59 yards in 13 carries. He finished the game with 77 yards on 19 carries and scored one touchdown. BRIGHAM YOUNG UNIVERSITY'S Dave Coon is pursued by three Western Michigan defenders, Tom Elias (39), Vern Brown (43), and Vern Davis (49). The Western Michigan Broncos stampeded to a 35-17 triumph over the Cougars. Texas Romp Over Cal AUSTIN, Tex. (UPI)-Defending national champion Texas, sparked by junior quarterback Eddie Phillips and fullback Steve Worster, stormed to three touchdowns in the first quarter then coasted to a 56-15 victory over California Saturday. Phillips, making his starting debut after playing behind James Street for two years, rushed for 129 yards and two touchdowns as Texas dominated the game from the opening whistle. The win ran Texas' victory string to 21 straight games. Worster scored on runs of two, 11, and nine yards in the first period, and Phillips added scoring scampers of 10 and 7 yards of Texas' now-famous triple option offense. Coach Darrell Royal turned the game over to reserves early in the third period with the Longhorns leading 35-0 and sophomore halfback Steve Fleming responded with a two- yard scoring plunge. Quarterbacks Donnie Wigginton and Jerry Keithley scored on gallops of 14 and 25 yards, respectively. California got on the scoreboard in the fourth period on a 33-yard pass from quarterback Steve Curtis to splitback Isaac Curtis. The Golden Bears, who could not muster a ground attack, got their other touchdown against an assortment of Longhorn reserves with 2:18 left in the game. Tim Todd ran two yards for six points and Steve Curtis passed to Todd for the two-point conversion. Highest Paid SAO PAULO (UPI)-Pele, the world's greatest soccer player, may also be the world's highest paid athlete. According to the newspaper, 0 Estado of Sao Paulo, Pele earns $192,000 per year under the terms of a new contract with the team in addition to his investment earnings of about $50,000 annually. Sunday, September 20, 1970 THE HERALD, Provo, Utah-Page 11 LOGAN, Utah (UF1J —Utah State University's punt return squad scored two touchdowns in the final period Saturday and the Aggies pulled out a 33-14 victory over Bowling Green University. The Aggies set a new single game team record for return yardage with a total of 205 yards, breaking the old record of 153 yards set in 1955 against Brigham Young University. The record came in the fourth quarter when Bob Wicks returned a punt 84 yards for a touchdown, and John Strycula followed with one of 73 yards for the second tally of the fourth period. Utah State's first touchdown of the game was set up by a long punt return by Wicks. He took a first quarter punt 37 yards to the Falcons' 24-yard line. Four plays later the Ag- gies hit paydirt with Strycula going over right tackle from the one yard line. The name of the game was punt return, as Bowling Green stopped an Aggie return by Strycula on the Utah State 20 yard line, causing the Aggie to' fumble and Bill Pittman recovered at the 22. Jerry Fields capped the short drive when he carried in from the one. Jim Meeker was the big man in the drive, carrying from the 12 to the three for a first and goal. The Falcons from Bowling College Grief Scores By United Press International Penn St. 55 Navy 7 Marshall 7 Morehead 7 Toledo 27 Buffalo 6 'Middlebury 16 Bates 9 UCLA 24 Pittsburgh 15 Rutgers 41 Lafayette 16 St. Lawrence 25 Colby 13 West Virginia 49 Richmond 10 Baylor 10 Army 7 < Temple 10 Bucknell 3 Lehigh 7 C.W. Post 0 A 76,100 Duke 13 Maryland 12 Kentucky 16 Kansas St. 3 Clemson 27 Virginia 17 Morgan St, 15 Norfolk St. 7 Tennessee 28 SMU 3 Colorado 13 Indiana '9 Purdue 15 Texas Christian Michigan 2 Arizona 9 Notre Dame 35 Northwestern 14 Illinois 2 Oregon 6 Texas Tech 23 Kansas 0 Washington & Jefferson 20 Bethany 0 Alfred 31 Brockport 0 Delaware 34 Gettysburg 7 Kings Point 7 Norwich 3 Oklahoma 21 Wisconsin 7 Edinboro 37 Cheyney 0 Clarion 47 Mansfield 7 Witenberg 61 California St. Pa. 0 Carnegie-Mellon 27 Thiel 0 Slippery Rock 39 Geneva 0 Denison 37 Centre 21 Western Michigan 35 Brigham Young 11 Missouri 35 Minnesota 12 Ripon 28 Knox 14 Monmouth III. 28 Beloit 0 Michigan Tech 17 Alma 6 De Pauw 21 Albion 0 Lake Forest 28 Milton 8 Central Michigan 27 Northern Iowa 9 Miami Ohio 28 Xavier Ohio 7 Ohio U. 24 Kent St. 14 Westminster Pa. 26 Marietta 6 Georgia Tech 23 Florida St. 13 Jacksonville St. 34 Samford 9 Connecticut 47 Vermont 0 Air Force 41 Wyoming 7 Texas 56 California 15 Green won the battle of the statistics through the first three periods and led going into the fourth quarter 14-12 after moving the opening kickoff 75 yards in 16 plays. But the returns by Wicks and Strycula and an interception by Bob Bloom at the USU 48 to set up the Aggies' third final period touchdown, turned back the Falcons. Bloom returned the interception 17 yards to the Bowling Green 35, and two plays later Tony Adams found Wes Garnett all alone in the corner of the end zone for the final tally. Bowling Green 707 0—14 Utah State 606 21-33 USU—Strycula 1 run (kick failed) BG -Fields 1 run (Curtis kick) BG— Fields 1 run (Curtis kick) USU— Adams 9 run (run failed) USU- Wicks 84 punt return (T. Torzani pass from Adams) USU— Strycula 73 punt return (pass failed) USU— Garnett 29 pass from Adams (Wicks kick) A-8,327. LOGAN, Utah (UPI) - Statistics of the Bowling Green- Utah State football game: BG US First downs 17 10 Rushing yardage 175 134 Passing yardage 164 84 Return yardage 13 105 Passes 14-31-3 6-16-0 Punts 7-35.1 8-34.8 Fumbles lost 1 1 Yards penalized 10 35 Interceptions, Fumbles Stall Cougar Offense Aggies Score Twice In Final Period, Win 33-7 4 KALAMAZOO, Mich. (UPI) —A pair of touchdowns following pass interceptions by WesU ern Michigan cancelled out the two touchdowns scored by fullback Chris Reading of Brigham Young Saturday and enabled the Broncos to coast to a 35-17 victory. Western held a 14-13 advantage when linebacker Tom Elias returned an interception 42 yards for a tally with 11:37 gone in the second quarter. Three minutes later, corner- back Vern Brown returned a Cougar aerial from two yards deep in his own end zone. The official distance of 100 yards established a new school record at WMU. The Broncos, securing their second victory in as many outings this season, opened t h e scoring at 8:12 of the first quarter as quarterback Ted Grignon let loose a 33-yard pass to tight end Greg Flaska. This gave Flaska a total of 680 yards in their varsity seasons, another school standard. The other Western scores came on a 13-yard run by halfback Roger Lawson at 10:51 of the second period and on a 10- yard toss from Grignon to flanker Bob Thomas at 12:02 of the third period. Place kicker Jack Carlson was successful after each of the four touchdowns. The Cougars, who now hold a 1-1 record, had & 24-yard field goal from Gerald Liljenquist in the second quarter and Reading's two touchdowns in the final period on runs of three and five yards respectively. After the first BYU touchdown, Rick Jones and Lucky Fleming connected for a two- point conversion. Another attempted pass after Reading's second score failed. Commenting on the game, Coach Tommy Hudspeth said, "We are asking a lot of defense when offense was making all the mistakes." He had good words to say for Western Michigan: "They have a good football team. They are big and strong and were better than we were Stars Will Get Jeff Congdon From Rockets SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) - this afternoon; they're a very aggressive club." The turning point in the game was the interception near halftime. "The pattern wasn't run right," said Coach Hudspeth. The Broncos had a healthy respect for Reading and Chris Farasopoulos, and avoided kicking to either man. BYU had more yardage gained at the half, 129 yards to Western Michigan's 101 yards. The weather was perfect for the game. There was an organized boycott by some, but no demonstrations upset the game. Golden Richards suffered an injured hip, but should be playing soon. Brigham Young 030 14—17 Western Michigan 7 21 7 0-35 WM—Flaska 33 pass from Grignon (Carlson kick) BYU-FG Liljenquist 24 WM—Lawson 13 run (Carlson kick) WM—Elias 42 pass interception (Carlson kick) WM—Brown 100 pass interception (Carlson kick) WM—Thomas 10 pass from Grignon (Carlson kick) BYU—Reading 5 run (Fleming pass from Jones) BYU—Reading 3 run (pass failed) A-16,100 Bears Perk Up, Beat The Giants NEW YORK (UPI)--Quarterback Jack Concannon ran one yard for a touchdown and passed 19 yards to Dick Gordon for another Saturday night;to bring the listless Chicago Bears to life and give them a 24-16 victory over the New York Giants in the National Football League opener for both teams. Doug Buffone picked off a pass by Fran Tarkenton at the Giants' 30 yard line and ran it back to the 21 to set up the Bears' clinching touchdown from Concannon to Gordon at 13:16 of the final period. Concannon and Gale Saers led the Bears' on a 51-yard The Utah Stars professional has- scoring march to go ahead 17-13 ketball team said Saturday it at 13 =17 of the third period. had completed negotiations with the Denver Rockets for the services of Jeff Congdon. Congdon has been a key back court performer with the Rockets for the past three years, following his graduation from Brigham Young University in 1966. "We are extremely delighted to have Congdon on our club, as we know the Utah fans will enjoy watching him play in the state again," said Stars' presi dent-general manager Vince Boryla. Last year for the Denver team Congdon averaged 9.8 points- ,,,...,., , t , t per-game during the regular go's deficit to three points just season, and he boosted that to three seconds before the end of 10.5 in the ABA post-season the half with a 28 yard contests. Concannon hit Gordon with two passes on the drive and then rolled around tight end to the three yard line when he was unable to find a receiver on third down. After Sayers bucked his way to the one, Concannon went over on a keeper. Cecil Turner's 95-yard kickoff return down the left side line put Chicago ahead 7-3 in the first period just 17 seconds after Pete Gogolak had opened the scoring for New York with a 25-yard field goal. Mac Percival closed Chica- field Major standings Utes Beat UTEP In Conference Opener National League Standings By United Press International West Coast night games not included East Pittsburgh Chicago New York St. Louis Philadelphia Montreal Cincinnati Los Angeles San Francisco Atlanta Houston Sari Diego W..L.. 81 69 80 71 78 73 72 80 69 83 66 85 W. L. 96 57 82 69 81 70 73 80 72 79 59 93 .Pct..GB .540 .530 Wt .517 3'/j .474 10 .454 13 .437 ISVs West Pet. CB .627 .543 13 .536 14 .477 23 .477 23 .388 36 Vz American League Standings By United Press International East X-Baltimore New York Boston Detroit Cleveland Washington Minnesota Oakland California Kansas City Milwaukee Chicago W L 97 54 85 67 79 73 76 75 74 78 70 80 \ West W. L. 91 60 84 68 79 72 59 90 8 93 53 95 Pet GB .642 .559 12'/ 2 .520 12'/2 .503 21Vj .487 23Vi .467 26Vj Pet. GB .603 .533 7Vj .523 12 .396 31 .384 33 .363 36'/s Saturdays Results x x-Clinched Division title Chicago 8 Montreal 4 Pittsburgh 2 New York l Philadelphia 10 St. Louis 6 Los Angeles 6 Houston 5 Cincinnati 7 Atlanta 4 night San Francisco at San Diego night X-Clinched division Saturday's Results New York 7 Detroit 6 Kansas City 4 Milwaukee 1 Oakland 2 California l Boston 7 Washington 3 1st day Boston 11 Washington 3 2nd night Cleveland 4 Baltimore 2 night Minnesota 5 Chicago 3 night By JAMES BAPIS SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Utah's Gordon (Scooter) Longmire coupled a quick-hitting running attack with near-precision first half passing as the Utes fought off Texas-El Paso for a 44-20 Western Athletic Conference victory Saturday night. Longmire, a transfer froir. Michigan State, threw a pair of touchdown passes in the first period and then capped a 45- yard drive in the second by hitting from the two. The take-charge Utah quarterback pitched scoring passes of six yards to Fred Graves and 10 yards to Leo Gibby to give the Utes a quick 14-0 lead. He completed seven of 11 passes for 95 yards in the opening half. UTEP fought back after a shaky start in the fumble and interception filled game with an explosive passing combination Billy Craigo to Ed Puishes. But the Miners' frequent mistakes proved too costly. After Utah's lead had been cut to 24-20 in the opening minutes of the final period, Craigo's end zone pass was intercepted by Utah's Ed Puishes on the UTEP five. Two plays later fullback Jay Hardman hammered over from the five for a 31-20 Ute lead. Six minutes later Longmire hit halfback Billy Hunter on a 17-yard pass for his third TD pass of the night. Graves broke loose on a 52 yarder on the preceding play to move the Redskins to the 17. UTEP first got on the score- board in the second period when Craigo lofted the ball 13 yards to Puishes, who leaped up between a wall of Ute defenders to grab the scoring pass. That same combination clicked again in the third quarter on a 43 yard touchdown pass that reduced Utah's lead to 24-14. Putting Champ FREEPORT, Grand Bahama Island (UPI)—Dick Florin of Atlanta has made his putting pay off. Florin defeated defending champion Ricky Smith of Indianapolis^on the first hole of a sudden-death playoff Wednesday to win the World Putting championship and a $15,000 first prize. The Miners, dropping their second straight of the season, drove frequently into Utah territory but lost scoring opportunities on mistakes. Three drives were stopped by interceptions within the Utah 30, and a fourth died on the 11 yard line on a fumble. Utah's Marv Bateman gave his team a 17-7 lead in the second period when he connected on a stadium record field goal of 52 yards. He broke his own mark of 50 yards established against Oregon in the opening of the 1969 season. The Utes intercepted seven of Craigo's passes in the aerial- filled contest before 24,745 spectators to tie a conference record. Norm Thompson had three of the interceptions, including one in the fourth period which killed a UTEP drive on the Utah 21. Utah added frosting to the cake in the closing seconds of the game when reserve quarterback Dana Clyde tossed a 52 yard touchdown pass to Dale Nosworthv. UTEP 077 6-20 Utah 14 10 0 20-44 Utah—Graves 6 pass from Longmire (Bateman kick) Utah-Gibby 10 pass from Longmire (Bateman kick) UTEP—Puishes 13 pass from Craigo (White kick) Utah - Bateman FG 52 Utah—Longmire 2 run (Bateman kick) UTEP — Puishes 43 pass from (kick Craigo (White kick) UTEP - Craigo 5 run failed) Utah — Hardman 5 run (Bateman kick) Utah—Hunter 17 pass from Longmire (Bateman kick) Utah — Nosworthy 52 pass from Clyde (kick failed) A - 24,745 SALT LAKE CITY (UPI) Statistics for UTEP-Utah football game: UTEP Utah First downs 23 22 Rushing yardage 101 290 Passing yardage 333 200 Return yardage 84 210 Passes 18-38-7 12-274 Punts 4-35.0 5-17.0 Fumbles lost Yards penalized 24 136

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