El Paso Herald-Post from El Paso, Texas on October 4, 1976 · Page 17
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El Paso Herald -Post Sports World October 4, 1976 C-l BOB INGRAM 'Street fighter' helps beat UTEP IN THEIR LAST two games, the UTEP Miners have faced unknown or unsung quarterbacks and have come out the worst for having done so. Noel Mas: zone, starting his first college game, piloted Now Mexico to a 25-7 win over the Miners. And last Saturday, Dan Hagemann, a senior who was a backup to Pat Degnan. one of the Western Athletic Conference's top quarterbacks a year ago. led Utah over the Miners 38-14. Hagemann was dubbed a "street fighter" by Tom Lovat, the Utah coach, after the game in Salt Lake City Saturday night. Hagemann has the pug-like look of a back-alley fighter and he may have brawled his way into the starting job at Utah or wresting a lot of starting time for Degnan when the latter is able to play again. Hagemann was recruited from Palo Alto, Calif., by Oklahoma. When Sooner coach Harry Switzer decided to redshirt him in his sophomore year, Hagemann left that school and wound up at Utah. He threw eight completed passes good for 114 yards and two touchdowns against the Miners. His scrambling was just about as big an asset to the Utes. He ran 93 yards net, including a 31-yard breakout. The Miners had a heck of a time chasing him down and catching him. He frustrated them with Ms Fran Tar-kenton scrambling. Fumbling night BUT REALLY it wasn't Hagemann or any of the other Ules who really beat the Miners. On a rainy night, the football was like a wet bar of soap to them. They set a school record by fumbling the bail to Utah seven times. Thai included the punt attempt early in the first quarter when Jerry Walker got a good snap from center but muffed the ball and never got the kick away. It was the fourth down and the Utes had the ball in an advantageous spot for them on the Miners 19. The Utes converted that turnover into a touchdown. They made four other touchdowns after retrieving the ba!J that was fumbled by the Miners. Counting the extra points, that was 35 points given Lhe Utes by the Miners. They really earned their 42-yard field goal. For Utah, let it be said that the Utes marie (he most of their good circumstances. When the Miners fumbled to them, they smelled the goal line and got the ball in. Big WAC roundup Ducky back, winners announced Coach Gil Bartosh announced today been lost for the season with a knee in- that nose guard Mike (Tick) Young, jury. offensive guard Jim Martinez and "Defensive tackle is where Black center Gary Garihan had won Gold belongs," said Bartosh. punt return THE MINERS may have become disheartened at such a chain of misfortunes. And defensively, they may not have been alert after losing the ball on fumbles. Head coach Gil Bartosh pointed to some defensive breakdowns, particularly some by the secondary, that enabled the Utes to cash in. The big play for the Miners was Lee Mitchell's punt return in the first quarter of 52 yards. It set up the Miners' first touchdown with Don Amerson going over from the one-Mitchell took the punt near the left sideline and cut back to his righl, "We had a double wall set up for him," said Bartosh. The Miners' other touchdown was made at the opening of the third quarter. Utah could have taken the ball but chose to kick to the Miners. They drove 82 yards with Amerson hitting Dean Allcorn and Harold Johnson for good-sized gainers and Ron Bachofer making some nice running advances. "I figured the Miners would make some more mistakes so I decided to kick to them," said Lovat. "It shows what a smart coach I am." The Miners didn't fumble the ball on that drive. The touchdown by Amerson put them in business. But their chances of catching up went by the boards in the same quarter when the Utes picked off another Miner fumble and Hagemann first ran 2G and then 11 for a touchdown. The Miners made a big goal line stand after the Utes had the game won. As Bartosh says, a team that wins has to show some poise and be able to overcome adverse situations such as the Miners had Saturday. Injuries hurt MANY OF US THOUGHT all week that Ducky Elliott would be ready to play against Utah and Bartosh may have been figuring on using him up to almost game time. But when Elliott told him that he was 80 percent whole, Gil decided to hold him out and have him 100 percent for Arizona. Linebacker Hal Barnett also was held out. And Charles Underwood, 240-puund tackle, received a knee injury early in the season and likely will be out of action for the rest of the season. All those injuries hurt badly. But the fumbles hurt worse. "I've never played on a team that committed as many fumbles as that or coached a team that gave the ball up seven times in a game on fumbles," said Bnrtosh. I Ex-schoolmates reach Fireman's Fund net finals Helmets for their play against Utah and that Robert (Ducky) Elliott definitely will be in the lineup when the Miners play Arizona at Tucson Saturday night. The news about Elliott will be good The Miners will face an Arizona team that has beaten Auburn and. Northwestern and lost narrowly to Brigham Young. A FRESHMAN, quarterback Jim news for Miner fans. The big Bel Air Krohn, subbing for the injured Marc fullback has been out of the last two Lunsford, hurled three touchdown Miner games with an injured ankle passes as the Wildcats beat Northwes- and J1KV has sultered an ottensive tern of the Big Ten 27-15. la- QJ.'s way O. J. Simpson (32) dashes In from the five-yawl Hue to score hut second touchdown Sunday as tie Buffalo Bills trounced Kansas City 60-17. Simpson ran for 130 yards. CoHegejujnduD ELLIOTT would have been especially helpful to the Miners last Saturday in their 38-14 loss to Utah. Likely, linebacker Hal Barnett will return. Bartosh also announced today that Keith Black, transfer from Washington, would be shifted from a iine-backer spot to a defensive tackle and replace Charles Underwood who has Frank Kush w The big story within the Western Athletic Conference was Wyoming's 13-10 victory over Arizona State, defending champion who has yet to win a same fhis season. A 57-yard Marc Cousins-to-John Ar- haPP' about ASU nold touchdown pass and a 64-yard touchdown strike on a halfback option pass from Bob Davis to Arnold enabled the Cowboys to beat the Sun Devils. Noel Mazzone led the New Mexico Lobos to a 33-20 WAC game win over Colorado State. BRIGHAM YOUNG, tied with New Mexico at 3-0 for the WAC lead, ventured into California and edged previously undefeated San Diego State 8-0 behind a pair of Dave Taylor field goals and a safety. The Lobos intercepted four CSU passes and ran up 300 yards on the ground. "The way we played we couldn't have beaten a girls' football team," said OSU coach Sark Arslanian. as even more un- Georgia 'Runts' sink Tide By GREG AIELLO UPI Spoils Write? Georgia has only one starting defensive player who weighs more than 210 pounds. For that reason the team's defensive coach nicknamed his squad, "The Hunts." The name seems to reflect little on the ability of the Georgia defenders. The sixth-ranked Bulldogs beat ninth-ranked Alabama 21-0 Saturday. The shutout was Georgia's second in 15 days and the first suffered by the Crimson Tide in sis years. "Keep playing this game and it will happen to you," said Alabama Coach Bear Bryant. "Wc lost to a spirited team, and that's an understatement. I didn't expect them to shut us out, but they richly deserved it," GEORGIA limited Alabama's wish- busted? CHICAGO (UP J) - World heavyweight champ Muhammad AH announced his rctirment last week but his absence from a Nation of Islam gathering called to discuss his Euture has raised new doubt on whether Ali really will leave the ring. Wallace Muhammad, leader of the Black Muslim movement in the United Stales, appeared before the packed house, urged Ali to retire from the ring and even offered Ali financial aid if the champion needs' it. Muhammad saici it appeared that "like the groat champions before Muhammad Ali," Ali had squandered his vast winnings. "AS FOR Muhammad Ali, I did think ho had millions or dollars in properly value- and I thought he had at least a million or sn in cash dollars," Muhammad said. "If he should lose wealth because of changing his life, I would give him all the wealth that I have." Muhammad said he understood Ali had spent the pur.se from last week's fight with Ken Norton "before he got Michigan rushing list. 52 yards ahead of Tom Harmon. In other top 10 games, third-ranked Pittsburgh outlasted Duke 44-31, No. 4 Oklahoma escaped with a 24-10 victory over Iowa Stale, fifth-ranked Ne- bone offense to 49 yards rushing, 250 braska rallied to beat Miami (Fla.) below the Tide's average, and sacked 17-i), No. 7 Maryland slipped by Vil- quarterback Jeff Rutledge six times la nova 20-9 and tQth-ranked Missouri in the final period when Alabama defeated previously unbeaten and abandoned the wishbone for a passing 14th-rankcd North Carolina 24-3 attack. Quarterback Matt Robinson paced PITTSBURGH'S Matt Cavanaugh the Bulldogs' offense, rushing three threw a school-record five TD passes yards for one touchdown and passing and gained 330 yards through the air six yards to Ulysses Norris for an- in leading the Panthers to victory, other. Tony Dorsett scored one touchdown "I'm not degrading Alabama," said and gained 129 yards to go over the Georgia Coach Vincc Dooley. "But 100-yard mark for the 12th consecu- this may be Bear Bryant's worst team tive game. since 1970. They are awfully young in Horace Ivory dashed 62 yards with key positions. four minutes left and three minutes later, Jerry Anderson returned an in- NEITHER second-ranked UCLA tcrccption 58 yards for another score nor eighth-ranked Ohio State elected to pace Oklahoma over Iowa State, to gamhlc in the last minute of play in their 10-10 tie. Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes was booed by many of the 87,969 fans in Columbus, Ohio, for his decision to punt rather than try for a first down on a four th-and-f our at UCLA's 4fl with 30 seconds left. "1 don't like ties but I wasn't going to throw the game away," Hayes said. "We tiecided to kick it down in there, thinking they would come out passing and we would intercept." UCLA didn't pass and it didn't fumble, either. Therefore, Ohio State failed to avenge a 23-10 loss to the Bruins in the New Year's Day Rose Bowl game that spoiled a perfect season. Our offensive effort was an insult to the game of football," he said. "Wyoming deserved to win because they wanted it more than we did. We've got some people who are not giving it their full effort and we're going to work in some of the younger players." Besides the UTEP-Arisiona game. Wyoming is at BYU, Cincinnati is at ASU, Colorado State goes to Utah Slate, San Jose is at New Mexico and Utah goes to Iowa State this week. Johnson paces Bulls over Bucks CHAMPAIGN. 111. (UPI) Mickey Johnson scored IS points to lead the Chicago Bulls to a 96-33 pre-season victory last night over the Milwaukee Bucks. The Bulls outscored the Bucks 26-13 in the fourth quarter to preserve their first win of the exhibition season. Scott May and Keith Starr each added 13 points for Chicago. Milwaukee built a 10-point lead early in the third quarter, but the Bulls took a G3-G2 advantage at 3:40 in the period on a tip-in by Johnson. The Bucks' Bob Dandridgc led all scorers with 17 points, while teammate Alex English scored 15. UTEP-Ute figures j iv ..;? ! I.i-, lr:.i:hlrii-- Hi n.inr. ;MrMm, UlAll-Hagenvn, ' UTAH-Moictuy :lckl. UTEP-AmeHii UTAH-PtjKe 1 long, hf Jtf.nsi I rcr n. r?Fig; sitpiwj li'! f Kir 5 Inr W; Cabt I tc lohnson 1 for H. UTAIl-Strpta-llor H; Cofdy 1 TEAM STATISTICS "I FELT II' was a tremendous struggle on both sides," UCLA's 32-year-old first-year coach, Terry Donahue, said. "It was a very intense game, a classic struggle." Rob Lytic scored on runs of nine and 25 yards to lead top-ranked Michigan over Wake Forest 32-0 before 103,241 fans in Ann Arbor, Mich. Lytic finished with 109 yards on 14 carries to push his career total to 2,186 and move into fifth place on the all-time UTEP-IJJ1. IS long: Amu long; T. JolmsOrt 1 11. U IM19; Cofca 5-21. 1 long. THjc:id?nv Airsrson J UlAH-Hsonnuw 111 31 lor,0. Pee 1) v. V, !.'., IS 49, B long; Baldwin A-H, Id Inng. Touchdoni: Hageman. The Sun Bowl selection committee, headed by Harris Hatfield, today announced its first "look list" for the Jan. 2 game. The list is composed of 27 teams and includes the teams lhat played in the last Sun Bowl game, Pittsburgh and Kansas. HATFIELD SAID that he and other members of the selection committee would wait a couple of weeks before visiting prospective Sun Bowl teams. Other committee members are Ray Marshall, Sam Jenkins, Chuck Castillo and George Janzcn. Bowl teams, according to NCAA regulations, cannot be signed or announced before Nov. 20. The "look list," announced today and team records; EC, ST Pituhurah I J O) and Bo-.fon College O 01 SOUTH - Gttiroia HOI. fter.ai n II Mw,-ovt ) LSU J 1 !, .InlMrna 111). Mary linn H O) North OirolirM (i II. Auburn 1371. SCCJ-IKWrST 'msAE.W U'l A, k.ir, :3 l), Tcrai Tech IJD). Tpas 7 11. hayiar (Ml, Houston MIDWEST Fighting Saints trim SAN FRANCISCO (UPI) Third-seeded Rnscoe Tanner, Kiawah Island, S.C., advanced to the finals of I the ?125,000 Firemen's Fund Interna- j tional Open Tennis Championship Sunday with his high school teammate, Brian Gottfried, by defeating ! No. 6 rated Dick Stockton, Dallas, Texas, 6-3, 46, 6 4, in the semifinals. I Both Tanner and Gottfried, the most talked of player here after his ! stunning upset over Arthur Ashe last j week in the Pacific Southwest Tour- naraent. attended Baylor High School j in Chattanooga, Tenn. ; TANNER, displaying a flawless j service, lost his serve only twice in his j match against Stockton, "I felt confident against Dick," ; Tanner said after the match. "I didn't ! put too much pressure on him despite the fact lhat he volleyed well. He I could not penetrate and it seemed he really didn't get into the game." Scoring order attnnpf on UTEP 3i, Ojin Haggoman MeKarr.ara convened, UTEP 7, Utah 7. Tima kfl: 53 i roster to 27 players Ot U I tP, Uf6$ ST. PAUL (UPI) The Minnesota Fighting Saints have trimmed seven players, including former Minnesota North Stars forward Terry Holbrook, to reduce their roster to 27 players. The roster must be reduced to 18 by the Saints' first game, which is Thursday in Cincinnati. Packers release wide end Zimmerman GREEN BAY, Wis, (UPI) The Green Bay Packers said Sunday they have released .wide receiver Don Zimmerman. Zimmerman, a four-year veteran, had been acquired from the Philadelphia Eagles in a conditional trade for a future draft choice Sept. 15, The move left the Packers with 42 players, one under the National Football k League limit. 'I Ulah 10, UTEP 7. Tlm tH: U:ia Randy Griff Ia rero.c-cd WllcHai i 'uinbletf punl re-ceplFon on Iht Miners' 31, AfKf four playi and a lint i paucd lo UICK Graham lor Tfl yardi Tanny Johnson's lumbk was recovered by Larry Wall yards (or touchdown. McNanwa convcrltd. Ufa U. UTEP 1. 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