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We don't play , T. 'iff A M A i il JUT Of IMC WOfV Sorley leads Nebraska over Indiana '. LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Tom Sorley tossed a fourth-quarter touchdown pass and ran for another, his second of the day, while I.M. Hipp set a school rushing record as llth-ranked Nebraska beat stubborn Indiana 31-13 in non-conference college football action Saturday. The Sorley to Tim Smith tally came 10 plays after the Cornhuskers took possession on the Indiana 38 when the Hoosiers failed to convert a fourth-and- !one situation. Hipp picked up a school-record 254 Jyards, topping the 211 gained by I-back ' tv Yardstick Indiana Nebraska 20 66-306 39 0 5-13-1 5-36 2 2 4-36 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 17 53-350 55 14 5-16-0 5-38 3-1 7-65 ' 4444444444444 44- jRick Berns against Hawaii last year, j David Freud booted a 36-yard field goal in the third quarter to bring the iHoosiers within striking distance, 17-13. 'But the Sorley-Smith score, along with ;Sorley's five-yard tally with 58 seconds ;-left in the game, iced the win. Indiana marched 80 yards to take a 7-0 Jead on quarterback Scott Arnett's 1-yard plunge after taking the opening kickoff. Indiana Nebraska 7 3 3 0-13 10 7 0 14-31 Ind-Arnett 1 run (Freud kick) Neb-Safety (Arnett tackled in end lone) Neb-Spaeth 2 pass from Garcia (Hipp run) Neb-Sorley 5 run (Todd kick) Ind-FG Freud 20 Ind-FG Freud 36 Neb-T. Smith 6 pass from Sorley (Todd kick) Neb-Sorley 5 run (Todd kick) A -76, 034 4 Herrmann passes Purdue to win t WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) -Freshman quarterback Mark Herrmann Completed his first eight passes and fhrew for two touchdowns in the first quarter Saturday, starting Purdue to a 26-17 non-conference football victory over Wake Forest. Scott Sovereen set a modern-day Purdue record with four field goals, helping the Boilermakers take a 20-0 first half advantage. J The last time a Purdue kicker had as fnany field goals in a game was Oct. 27, 1900 when E.C. Robertson booted seven against Rose Poly. '. Herrmann, the nation's passing yardage leader, completed 16 of his first 21 .passes for 169 yards to help build the early lead. ; The Boilermakers, 2-2, scored the first (wo times they had the ball with flanker Ray Smith scoring on a 12-yard pass play and split end Reggie Arnold catching an 18-yard pass from Herrmann in the end tone after it was deflected by safety Reggie Tice. Sovereen kicked field goals of 22 and 13 yards in the first half and helped kill Wake Forest's rally with a 20-yard field goal and a 29-yarder in the second half. The Deacons began their comeback when Gerry Vick intercepted a Joe Metallic pass and raced 48 yards. rA face mask penalty helped the Dea- -wns, 1-3, move 54 yards in four plays Champaign Larry King of Syracuse University dances around Illinois' Tom Schooley after intercepting a pass during the first quarter of Saturday's game at Memorial Stadium. (AP Laserphoto) Davis, mistake-prone ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) - Fullback Russell Davis, who lost two fumbles earlier, rushed for two touchdowns and third-ranked Michigan was on its way to an overwhelming 41-3 pasting of mistake-prone Texas A&M in their non-conference football game Saturday. The fifth-ranked Aggies got a 24-yard field goal from Tony Franklin in the first quarter, five plays after Mike Williams recovered a Davis fumble at the Michigan 27. But it was the Wolverines' game the rest of the way in the 50th anniversary game at Michigan Stadium before a crowd of 104,802 and a regional television audience. Davis wound up with 110 yards rushing in 19 carries, his touchdowns coming on a four-yard run in the second quarter and a one-yard plunge in the third as the Wolverines took a 13-3 lead. Michigan's defense, led by Dwight Hicks, Jim Pickens, Mike Jolly, Ron Simpkins and Dom Tedesco, stymied the touted A&M offense led by massive fullback George Woodard and halfback Curtis Dickey. Davis' touchdowns followed fumble recoveries. Michigan's other touchdowns were a 35-yard pass from Rick Leach to Curt Stephenson, an eight-yard run by Harlan Huckleby, a recovered punt in the end zone by Pickens and a 50-yard interception return by Jolly. Stephenson's touchdown catch over the head of defensive back Jimmy Hamilton broke the game open in the third period and started Michigan comfortably toward its fourth victory t4444444444444444444i Yardstick WaktFortst Purdut First Downs 17 26 Rushes-yards 42-100 43-199 Passing yards 218 267 Return yards 61 11 Passes 21-39-1 23-40-4 Punts 6-38 3-37 Fumbles-lost 4-2 0-0 Penalties-yards 6-76 10-124 444444444444444444444444444444 with quarterback Mike McGlamry passing to tight end Steve Young from the seven for the score. The reception was one of 12 by Young, who set a school record for catches in a single game. Wake Forest opened the second half driving from its 23, converting five third down plays before Bob Healy booted a 26-yard field goal to make the score 20-17. Fred Arrington recovered a Wake Forest fumble on the Purdue 49, setting the stage for Sovereen's third field goal. Wakt Forest Purdut 0 14 14 6 0-17 J-26 Pur Smith 12 pass from Herrmann (Sovereen kick) Pur Arnold 18 pass from Herrmann ( Sovereen kick) Pur FG Sovereen 22 Pur-FG Sovereen 33 Wake-VIck 48 past Interception (Hely kick) Wake Young 7 pass from McGlamry (Hely kick) Wake-FG Hely 26 Pur FG Sovereen 20 Pur FG Sovereen 29 good defense, says AAoeller By Mark Lewis Pantagraph sports writer CHAMPAIGN A supposedly undermanned Syracuse football team ran roughshod through the University of Illinois' defense Saturday as the Orangemen carved out a 30-20 noncon-ference triumph at Memorial Stadium. Syracuse piled up 403 yards total offense, mixing a controlled ground game (good for 302 yards) with some timely passing to surprise the favored Illini. The Orangemen had little trouble cracking the front of the Illinois defense, underscored by the fact that Illini inside linebacker John Sullivan was called on to make 27 tackles, breaking the school record of 23 held by himself, Dick Butkus, Scott Studwell and Tom Hicks. "We are not a good moving defense that tackles well,' lamented Illinois coach Gary Moeller afterwards. "We just do not hold up strong in the inside. We're a little soft there. We are just not a good defensive football team. "We've got to learn better fundamentals and perhaps we as coaches have to coach a little bit better." Syracuse scored the first time it had the ball, thanks to the first of two costly Illinois first-half turnovers. The Orangemen won the toss, but elected to keep a brisk North wind at their backs and kicked off. Syracuse watched starting Illinois quarterback Mike McCray run three plays before fumbling. Jerry Martin recovered and Syracuse was in business at the Illinois 36-yard line. It was McCray's only series of the game as he was knocked in the head during pregame warmups and had memory problems, according to Moeller. "The fumble wasn't his fault," the Illinois mentor said. "It was a missed block. When he came to the sideline, he had trouble concentrating and couldn't Michigan pumme r444444444444444444444444444444 Yardstick A&M Mich 12 12 70-208 44-197 3 103 5 88 1-10-2 7-19-0 4-3 2-2 4-40 11-102 First Downs Rushes-yards Passing Yards Return Yards Passes Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 44444444444444444444444444444444441 without a loss, dropping the Aggies to 3-1. It was the first touchdown in Stephenson's college career. He is a senior who was a walkon as a freshman. Aggie quarterback David Walker tried to get A&M back in the game through the air, but Hicks ruined that idea with an interception at the A&M 30. Four plays later, Huckleby swept the right side on a pitch from Leach for his eight-yard TD, 31 seconds into the fourth quarter. Two minutes later linebacker Simpkins, a sophomore from Detroit, blocked David Appleby's punt and defensive back Pickens recovered in the A&M end zone. Tedesco ruined another Aggie possession by recovering a Dickey fumble at the Michigan 49. Walker completed just one of nine passes for three yards and his backup, Mike Mosley, threw one pass and that's the one Jolly returned for the touchdown interception. However, the Aggies did manage to move the ball on the ground, mostly on the work of 6-foot, 270-pound fullback Gainer in air Yardstick I s Total First Downs 21 23 By rushing 11 19 By passing 7 3 By penalty 3 1 Net yards gained from scrimmage 392 403 By Rushing 234 302 By passing 158 101 Passes attempted 17 11 Completed 10 6 Intercepted by 0 1 Number of punts 5 2 Average distance 36 44 Number of Fumbles 4 4 Own fumbles recovered 3 3 Yards penalized 75 76 44444444444 remember the plays." The Orangemen drove to the 10, only to be pushed back after a holding penalty and a sack of quarterback Bill Hurley. But Hurley found split end Mike Jones all by his lonesome in the end zone and connected for a 32-yard touchdown pass. Dave Jacobs added the point after and Syracuse led 7-0. "We gave them a couple of bombs," Moeller said. "We had a halfback line up on the wrong side on the first one." Illinois bounced back with quarterback Kurt Steger at the controls and moved to the Syracuse 17 before a pair of holding calls knocked the Illini back to the 47. Two plays later, a Steger pass was intercepted by Syracuse's Larry King. The Orangemen quickly moved to the Illinois three, before a pair of losses forced Jacobs' 25-yard field goal, making the score 10-0 with 2 minutes and 22 seconds left in the quarter. Syracuse upped the margin to 17-0 with an 80-yard, 18-play drive that chewed up 8:30 on the clock. Running back Bob Avery climaxed the drive with a two-yard scoring plunge with 2:21 left in the half. Illinois managed a touchdown in the half's waning minutes in less than classic fashion. The drive contained James Coleman's Texas Woodard. He lugged the ball 39 times for 153 of A&M's 208 yards rushing. Walker's quarterback counterpart, Leach, wasn't very accurate through the air himself. He completed just six of 18 passes, but for 106 yards. Simpkins, far and away Michigan's leading tackier this season, topped the Wolverines with 10 solo tackles and four assists and was named the defensive player of the game by ABC which telecast the game as its primary college Minnesota clips Huskies, 19-17 MINNEAPOLIS (AP) - Sophomore Paul Rogind kicked a 32-yard field goal with five seconds left to lift the Minnesota Gophers to a 19-17 nonconference football victory over the Washington Huskies Saturday. Rogind's field goal was his fourth without a miss as the Gophers, members of the Big Ten conference, rallied from a 17-7 deficit to notch their third victory in four games. The Gophers started the winning drive from the Washington 47 with just under five minutes to play. A key play came on fourth and one on Minneapolis Washington's tailback Kyle Stevens makes some extra yardage through the air as he is upset by a Minnesota defender. Minnesota's Chris Engel, left, and Keith Brown close in on him in a drive capped off by a touchdown three plays later. (AP Laserphoto) Bloomington fumbled pitch that gained 17 yards for the Illini as the ball rolled out of bounds and a pass interference call that netted Illinois 26 yards and put the ball on the Syracuse nine. Two plays later, Coleman took a pitch from Steger, stopped and tossed a four-yard scoring pass to freshman tight end Lee Boeke. Dave Finzer added the point after and the half closed 17-7. Syracuse appeared on its way to a romp with a relatively easy score set up by a 38-yard pass from Hurley to tight end Bruce Semall the first time the Orangemen had the ball in the second half. Avery crowned the five-play, 54-yard drive with a one-yard scoring plunge. Illinois sandwiched a pair of touchdowns around Jacobs' 56-yard field goal to close to 27-20. A Steger pass for 16 yards to Dan Bulow and a 17-yard run by Coleman hurried the Illini along before Steger glided 20-yards around right end for the score. A pair of Steger passes, one to Bulow for 12 yards and another to Tom Schooley for 30, moved the Illini to the Syracuse five following the field goal. Two plays later, Steger kept for a one-yard touchdown and it was 27-20 with 4:54 left. Finzer 's kick, though, was blocked by John Cameron for the Orangemen. That drive started on the Illinois 48 after Syracuse running back Art Monk fumbled and John Meyer recovered the fumble in the air for Illinois as Syracuse appeared to be running the clock down with its running attack. Jacobs, though, pushed the game out of reach with his third field goal from 28 yards out with 2:51 left. Hurley set up the score by galloping 50 yards through the middle of the Illinois defense. A 15-yard face mask penalty on the play helped Syracuse as well. A&AA football attraction. The network chose Davis as the top offensive player. Texas A&M Michigan 3 0 0 0-3 0 7 13 21-41 A&M FG Franklin 24 Mich R. Davis 4 run (Willner kick) Mich R. Davis 1 run (run failed) Mich Stephenson 35 pass from Leach (Willner kick) Mich-Huckleby 8 run (Willner kick) Mich Pickens recovered blocked punt in end zone (Willner kick) Mich Jolly 50 interception return (Willner kick) A-104,802 444444444444444444444444444444444, Yardstick Washington Minnesota 13 15 First Downs Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Return Yards Passes Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 41-133 57-202 151 83 7 46 16-10-1 9-6-0 6-39 7-34 21 0-0 2 20 7-45 4444-4444444444444444444444444444 the Huskie 25 when freshman Marion Barber barely gained the first down. The loss dropped the record of the Pacific 8 conference team to 1-3. Washington Minnesota 10 7 0 0-17 7 3 3 6-l Minn-Thompson 3 run (Rogind kick) Wash-FG Robinson 29 Wash-Gaines 54 pass from Moon (Robinson kick) Wash-Moon 16 run (Robinson kick) Minn-FG Rogind 38 Minn-FG Rogind 26 Minn-FG Rogind 3) Minn-FG Rogind 32 A-31.895 Pantagraph B-3 Reeve, Irish top Michigan State SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - Dave Reeve kicked three field goals Saturday and Dave Mitchell scored the go-ahead touchdown as 14th-ranked Notre Dame stopped Michigan State 16-6 in a clumsy football game that saw seven pass interceptions and four fumbles. The Irish lost three fumbles, including two on the Michigan State three-yard line, but they picked off four Spartan passes, three of which set up Reeve's field goals of 42, 40 and 51 yards. The only Michigan State scores came on field goals by Hans Nielsen of 38 yards in the first quarter and 37 yards in the third period. The six points gave him 184 for his career, good for second place in Michigan State history. Reeve's field goals, plus the extra point on Mitchell's second-quarter touchdown, moved him into third place on the all-time Notre Dame scoring list with 203 career points. The only Michigan State lead came on Nielsen's first field goal, 3-0, but the Irish tied it early in the second quarter - Normal, III. Sun., Oct. 2, 1977 "This is the most satisfying win I've ever had on the road," said jubilant Syracuse coach Frank Maloney. The win over Illinois was a long time coming for Syracuse, who had entered the game with an 0-6 record . It was also the first road win for the Orangemen in 18 tries, dating back to 1975. "We were controlling the ball so much and our line was moving Illinois out," Maloney said. "We're not that good of a team. Our defense didn't play well, so it was important we controlled the ball on offense." Moeller said the Illini, although favored by as much as 12 points, weren't looking past Syracuse. "How can we take anybody easy with the way we're playing at this stage," he said. "I wasn't satisfied with 20 point on offense no way. Twenty points was not enough to win the football game so why should I be." Moeller was less than enthralled with, the officiating, a split crew of Big 10 and Eastern referees. "It's awfully funny that every time we get close, he's throwing it (the flag)," he said. "I can't believe we had that many penalties we haven't had that many all year." Asked if he was referring to one of the Eastern officials, Moeller replied, "Exactly." For the record, Illinois was charged with seven penalties for 75 yards while Syracuse was shackled with five penalties worth 76 yards. Syracuse Illinois 10 3-30 7 6-20 Syr Mike Jones 32 pass from Hurley (Jacobs kick) Syr-FG Jacobs 25 Syr Avery 2 run (Jacobs kick) III L. Boeke 4 pass from Coleman (Finzer kick) Syr Avery 3 run (Jacobs kick) 1 1 1 Steger 20 run (Finzer kick) Syr-FG Jacobs 56 III Steger 1 run (kick failed) Syr-FG Jacobs 28 A 52,015 Dudley helps Badgers beaf Wildcats, 19-7 MADISON, Wis. (AP) - Anthony Dudley completed 12 of 17 passes, including one to David Charles on 47-yard fourth-quarter scoring play, leading slow-starting Wisconsin to 19-7 Big Ten football victory over Northwestern Saturday. Sophomore Steve Veith kicked second-half field goals of 33 and 27 yards, both after Wisconsin blocked Northwestern punts, as the Badgers (4-0) took sole lead in the conference at 2-0. Northwestern (0-4) dropped its 14th successive and 20th in its last 21. Veith's first field goal, set up by Dudley passes of 12 yards to Terry 4444444444444 Yardstick Northwestern Wisconsin First Downs 14 12 53-179 45-142 35 155 15 23 2-11-1 12-17-0 6-23 3-35 3-2 0-0 1-15 4-64 Rushes-Yards Passing Yards Return Yards Passes Punts Fumbles-Lost Penalties-Yards 44444444444444444444444444444444 Breuscher and 8 to Greg Barber, broke a 7-7 tie on Wisconsin's first series of the second half. The Badgers began their decisive drive on their 49-yard line after a 16-yard Wildcat punt by Paul Martin was tipped by middle guard Dan Relich. The Wildcats' Todd Scheets returned the ensuing kickoff 83 yards, but a holding penalty nullified, the score and the Badgers clinched the game on Dudley's scoring pass to Charles with 8:04 to play. Wisconsin's Dave Crossen and Tom Houston smothered another Northwestern punt with just over six minutes to play. The block gave Wisconsin possession at Northwestern's 25, and Veith kicked his second field goal with 2:57 left. Northwestern Wisconsin 7 0 0 0-7 0 7 3 -19 NW-Roitzug 1 run (Poulos kick) Wis-Dudley 4 run (Veith kick) Wis-FG Veith 33 Mis-Charles 47 pass from Dudley (kick Mlid) Wis-FG Veith 27 i A-61,709 4444444444444444444444444444444 Yardstick Mich. St Notre Dame First Downs 18 24 Rushes-yards 38-92 59-315 Passing yards 201 118 Return yards 53 97 Passes 16-35-4 9-24 3 Punts 8-36 3-37 Fumbles-lost 1-0 3-3 Penalties-yards 4-42 3-35 444444444444444444444444 444 and went in front 10-3 at the half on Mitchell's nine-yard scoring run. Mitchell, a sophomore fullback, also scored the winning touchdown a week earlier as Notre Dame rallied to beat Purdue, 31-24. The victory, in which Notre Dame tied an NCAA record for scoring in 123 consecutive games, gave the Irish a 3-1 record, while Michigan State fell to 2-2. Michigan St. Notre Dame 3 0 3 0-6 0 10 t 0-16 MSU-FG Nielsen 38 ND-FG Reeve 42 ND-Mitchell 9 run (Reeve kick) ND-FG Reeve 40 ND-FG Reeve 51 MSU-FG Nielsen 37 A-59,075 )

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