The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 18, 1955 · Page 11
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Hlï—Freitas (B) TOUCHDOWN! Hawaii’« Hartwell Freit« ende up wroac end ap bat aeena the oalr toaehdbwn. Mind Over Muddle Hawaii Adds Insult to SlJ Infamy By DICK BECKER Staff Sports Writer “Psychology is a queer thing!” chortled Henry Vaseoncellos, coach of the triumphant University of Hawaii team. That's not the only thing that’s queer, Henry. It's queer when a team favored by nearly 50 points can t even score. It's queer that a minor league outfit can knock off one of last year’s bowl teams. It's queer that a Nebraska aggregation. built up by a rejuvenated scholarship program last year, can't block, tackle or manufacture a sustained offense. Rainbows Brilliant But, Henry, there was nothing queer about the University of Hawaii. The Rainbows played brilliantly. They showed skill, guts and an extreme will to win. No team has ever been more of an underdog and won a more clean cut victory. For Nebraska it was the third in a trio of unmitigated insults to the long standing football record of the school. I.asl fall it was a 55-7 defeat at the hands of Oklahoma and a 54-7 battering by Duke In the Orange Bowl. These defeats were tempered by a happy cruise to Hawaii. Now', even the Hawaiian« ar« getting into the act. Vaseoncellos put it this way: “Psychology is a queer thing. “Last year we met the team bound for the Orange Bowl and we were as flat as poi. •‘This year we were the underdogs. Everything said we would be beaten. Our boys took it to heart. They told me they knew they could play 60 minutes of good football •'And they certainly did! Boys Now Men “They were boys turning into men. They used sheer guts. "And, on the other hand, Nebraska was down. They couldn't have been up for this game.'* Henry, you are so right Nebraska never came close to winning lie game. They did everything wrong. Coach Bill Glassiord, calm after the unbelievable upset, could only say: "I don't have much to say. “We didn’t do anything. They outplayed us in every way." Were your boys overconfident, Bill? "Well, they certainly looked like it. "But they've got to grab themselves and come back fighting. This isn't uie first time this kind of thing has happened to a team.'* Glassiord had kind words for the Hawaiian®. Islanders Improve “They were above last year. They fought like the devil all of the way." What about Skippy Dyer, Bill? “I didn’t get to see him much. I was too busy trying to watch our kids.” From above it appeared the play in the llusker line was woefully weak. Hawaii was running consistently outside of the tackles and the air threat, while it didn't click, was a deadly threat. Nebraska, on the other hand, had little poise, seemed to get more ragged as the game w ora on. No Benches Glassford tried a new idea for the game. He had the sideline benches removed and had all of the subs kneeling on the sidelines. “We wanted to try it and see if it would cement our spirit,” BUI said. Prep Coaches Prep coaches of each Nebraska player are listed with the athlete’s picture in the 1955 program. . . , The 20,000 orchids which were distributed were a little the worse for the travel and didn’t stand up well in the 26-mile-per-hour wind. . . . A Red Cross tent was erected at the north end of the field for any casualties from the heat. . . . Bill Hess, assistant coach, scouted the game for Ohio State, next Husker foe. , , The Naval Air Cadets from Pensacola entertained at halftime. Hawaiian Chant The Husker band serenaded Hawaii with the "Hawaiian War Chant.” The card section made a rainbow, "HU” and "Go, Big Red.” Leis were presented to Gov. Victor Anderson, Chancellor and Mrs. Hardin, and Regents Mr. and Mrs. J. LeRoy Welch, C. Y. Thompson, Clarence Swanson, Mr. and Mrs. Frank Johnson, Mr. and Mrs Earl Johnson, Benjamin Greenberg, and Mrs. Bill Glassford and Mrs. Bill Orwig. Nagata Hurt Fred Nagata, Hawaii quarterback, suffered a back sprain, and ,%as kept overnight in St. Elisa- teth’s hospital for observation. Rex Fischer suffered only a leg ¿tramjp for Nebraska. £xt*sf Jtimiai aBfrSur ! Hawaiians Humble Huskers in 6-0 Surprise d 9 aaoai 3 $araal ana ry * SECTION B—LINCOLN, NEB, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1955 Hawaii's Bill Taylor begins run to set up touchdown. He shifts around blocker and through Husker defense Husker Willie Greenlaw goes down for tackle. B.v DON BRYANT Staff Spurts Writer Nebraska must "start” again! Whatever construction Coach Bill Glassford’s team had made in its annual "building program” was tern down and scattered over Memorial Stadium sod Saturday afternoon. Maligned and ridiculed Hawaii, considered by all as not in the same class as the "mighty” Nebraska Comhuskers, completely humiliated the Huskers, 6-0. before some 23,000 hct and disbelieving football fans. This was no pleasure cruise to the States for the Hawaiian*. Nor was there any show of hospitality on the part of Nebraska team. wanted to and because they out-’ing Husker fought and outplayed the Husker* time, from start to finish. True. Hawaii achieved a six- point winning margin in the last quarter on a one-foot smash by Fullback Hartwell Freitas. But the men from Oahu had achieved a victory long before the score. Nebraska showed nothing. tacklers time after in the 93-o#gree temperature dur-' j Jn th#. foartH quarter, trying the second half. This undoubt- jnj( io catch thr battling Rainbow*, Little NU Punch cdly was the thought, but some Nebraska got to the t*. but a Nebraska's presumably talented body neglected to tell the Ram- Rurry of passes—one skipping off offense was helpless in the first half. The combination of Don Erway, Willie Greenlaw, Rex Fischer and John Edwards in the backfield, behind an out-charged line, never got closer than the Red-shirted and red-fared run-! Ha.wa» 42 in ,ir** . ners were constantly being *n *he 00 ®rier the slammed to the turf by smashing er8 stayed in their own territory, tackles. NU’s defense was shat- The Rainbows, however, drove tercd by the slashing running of a Io the Nebraska seven in the sec- bows. The Huskers looked like they might turn the tide as the third quarter opened. After getting the kickoff. Nebraska started to march. Edwards picked up 11 yards. Willie ground out eight. Passes Fail Then Fischer broke loose for 26 before a 34-yard Greenlaw to LeRoy Butherus’ fingers In the end zone—resulted in toothing. Twice in the fourth quarter the odds turned against Hawaii. Dyer hurt his leg and then Soph Quarterback Fred Nagata —subbing for injured Dick Hadama—received a back injury returning a punt that started the TD drive. * Subs Sparkle But Ed Kawawaki, s dazzling little Negro from New Orleans, ond period, only to be halted when Fischer pass gave Nebraska a first halfback all afternoon, took over Skippy Dyer, and other determined Rainbow*. Dyer gave an indication of Fred Nagata fum- down on the Hawaii 34. Willie and guided the Rainbows to vie- added another 21 and the Huskers tory. Hawaii headed goalward from Rather, it was a small band of things to come on the opening kick- small Islanders pent on revenge— off when he returned the ball 40 and getting it in savage fashion. , yards to the Hawaii 47. Betwcpn Earn Win the time he got the ball and the Nothing can be taken from the time he was tackled, Dyer must Quarterback bled. By halftime. the Hawaiians had gained about 23.000 supporters and the Comhuskers were getting horse laughs. Spurt Sputter* But Nebraska had "depth” and took new pride. With a first down on the 14, the Nebraska club moved to the seven in three plays. Then old-reliable Dyer cut down Willie for no-gain and that was as close as the Husk- Rainbows. They won because they have twisted some 90 yards, elud- Hawaii’s 28-man squad would wilt ers were to get to a touchdown. Yankees in American League Lead; Indians Face Tigers With Respect Compiled from New* Wire* . .... , this left the standings: The Cleveland Indians were fac- b To ing another battle today with De- w , pct pUy troit with added respect after the yorj{ ............. 90 5 $ gjg g Tigers clipped the Indians and the Cleveland _____ 90 58 .608 6 Yankees moved into in the Americ an New York first place League. The Yanks again meet Boston after tripping the Sox, 4*1. The Indians lost to the Tigers, 3-1. The Yankees boosted their margin over the Cleveland Indians to a for the second straight time and appear too serious and Rizzuto error which led to Detroit’s tie- may even be able to play Sunday ] breaking run in the fifth inning, when he is being showered with j In all, the Indians stranded 15 presents by fans. i baserunners as time and again, Mickey Mantle and Bill Skow* Frank Lary, a gritty little right- ron, two other Yankee stalwarts, hander with a big curveball, halted standing as monuments to hero- its own 38 and the Huskers were helpless in the face of rugged blocking, A 37-yard dash by Bill Taylor— subbing for Dyer—was the clincher. He was stopped on the six and on the next play, Kawawaki fumbled. picked up the ball and battled to the one-foot line through the lounging Huskers. From there it was piston-legged Freitas who plunged over for the score, much to the delight of the Hawaiians and many of the fan*. Nebraska spent the rest of the time trying, but nothing could per; suade the Rainbows to yield their hard-won margin. It was a team victory for Hawaii, but there were defensive demons such as End Colin Chock, Dyer, Kawawaki, plus the entire line, A third big name, however, was are on the bench with injuries, added to the growing Yankee injury list. Phil Rizzuto, veteran shortstop, was hit in the back of A1 Rosen wore the goat’s horns as the Tigers, for the second time in less than 24 hours, defeated his plastic head helmet by one of Cleveland 3-1. Rosen, in the throes of a dismal batting slump, left five runners on George Susce's pitches in the fourth. The helmet split open and Rizzuto was knocked unconscious, i base, four of them in scoring posi- full game on Tommy Byrne’s but Dr Sidney Gaynor, the club tion, in two successive times at superb four-hit pitching job. The Jigers beat the Indians 3-1 Breaking iato open, Taylor picks op long gain. (B) U—Greenlaw Georgia Tech Uses Breaks, Tops Miami By MERCER BAILEY ATLANTA — Georgia. Tech’s Yellow Jackets, combining 1 a healthy helping of luck with typi-! cal speed and smartness, whipped' powerful Miami 14-6 Saturday in a j corking season opening football headliner. Tech turned a fair catch interference ruling into a 46-yard touchdown run by halfback Paul Roten- j berry and an intercepted pass into j a 25-yard »»»ing gallop by cqpter! Jimmy Morris. A sellout crowd of 40.000 and television viewers j watched the nation's first color j football telecast. Except for those two examples; of cash-the-breaks play, Miami's Hurricanes dominated the game with their ground-gulping "drive” series, running more than twice as many plays as Tech. But, except for fullback Don Bosseler's third-p e r i o d, 13-yard touchdown run, the Miamians couldn't find the end zone. Ed Oliver missed the conversion at tempt and until less than a minute of the game remained it looked as if that one point would be the margin of Tech victory. But with 56 seconds left, snared a pass by quarterback Mario Bonofiglio and barreled it over. Miami went into the game rated ninth nationally in The Associated Press pre-season poll, ranked 10th. physician, said the injury did not, bat. He also committed a glaring ★ ★ ★ ★ them in their tracks with men in scoring position. The broad-shouldered rookie pitched an erratic game, walking six besides giving up 10 hits but he was superb in the pinches to post his 14th victory against as many defeats. Orioles Win The cellar-dwelling Baltimore Orioles moved within one game of the seventh-place Washington Senators as Fred Marsh, Dave Philley and rookie Brooks Robinson batted in the runs that gave the Orioles a 3-1 victory over the Nats. The Kansas City Athletics forced the teetering Chicago White Sox into the tenth inning Saturday ism. For Nebraska there was only a memory cf a wonderful time in Hawaii last year — the Huskers STATISTICS Neb. Hawaii First Downs . 10 12 Rushing Yardage . 264 Passing Yardage .. ....62 54 Passes Attempted.... 15 6 Passes Completed.... 6 3 Passes Intercepted by 2 0 Punts ...................... 8 4 Fumbles Lost —. 2 Yards Penalized .. ___ 66 50 won, 50-0 — coming back to haunt night before surrendering. 12-8. as them taunli and unmerciJu, Manager Marty Marion s charges kept alive their faint mathematical chances in the American League pennant race. Two home runs, including Willie Mays’ 47th of the season, provided the New York Giants with the margin of victory as they whipped the National League pennant-winning Brooklyn Dodgers 8-5. Cards Connect Righthander Willard Schmidt set down the Milwaukee Braves on four hits to lead the St. Louis Cardinals to a 4-1 triumph. Bob Rush held the Cincinnati Red legs to six hits to nail down a 3 to 2 victory for the Chicago Cubs. Scooter roll* with pain as umpire trie* to help. (AP>. “*.cki 6Big Fight ’ Flavor Surrounds Wichita Wins WL Playoff m DES MOINES, la. UP—Ed Barbarito’s grounder zipped between the legs of third baseman Vern Morgan to give Wichita its decisive run in the tenth inning Saturday night as the Indians whipped Des Moines, 4-1, to win the Western League final play-off in three straight games. Des Moines lost its early 1-0 lead AUSTIN, Tex. (INS)—Texas in the ninth when John Goryl, who Tech took advantage of Texas mis- The game was supposed to be only a joyful tnneup for the Rose Bowl Champion Ohio State Buckeyes next Saturday. But the sour note the Comhusk- crs struck in unison gave an indication that the 1955 symphony will be anything but pleasant. NEBRASKA End*: Butheru*. Hewitt, Braky. Mink. MaVVilliatng. Hildin«. Tackle»: Torczon. Fleming, Rhoda, Hawkin*. Guards: Murphy, Taylor, Kampe, Jones. Center*: Bergutn. Post. Back* Erway, Harshman. Fischer. Harris. Greenlaw, Johnson. Edward», Cffra. HAWAII Ends- Chock, FelJezs. Leoka. Tackle* Laanm. Teshima. .Araki, Dowd. Guards: l’nce, Mcnges. Artyosbi, Tam. Centers: Shizuru. Silva Back*: Nagata. Kawawaki. Stothan, Botelho. Dyer, Taylor, Freitas, Ching. N ehravka ............................0 O 0 ft—O Hawai ...............................................0 O * 0—41 Hawaii—Touchdowns, Freitas (1, plunge). Sports Slate Sunday Local Auto Racing—Stock cars, Capitol Beach Track. 8 p.m. Texas Tech Upsets Texas If (vlit accounted f°r half of the six Wichi- takes Saturday to turn back the o MM C-CIX J IvC-f ta hits, tripled off the center field Longhorns, 20-14, and hand them NEW YORK UP - For the first Tech was j time since the days of Joe Louis, there is a "big fight” tang in the Techs first’ score came in the >11 air as Rocky Marciano pre­ sixth minute when Tech fullback. Pares to defend his heavyweight Ken Owen signaled for a free title against Archie Moore Tues- catch of a Miami punt, but was!day ni8ht in Yankee Stadium. . ^ ,iwa^ scored on a single by their first home opener defeat in over S.oO.OOO for the «round, Jack O'Donnell. more than m yeara of footbali. ait rot, ,S koines’ *Ioc Stanka retired The aroused Red Raiders, who r c tp a 2 ?\ , n *be first two Delians jn the tenth, had never beaten Texas in seven c SS m *»« valked Pltcher RoOSevek previous meetings, capftaUzwi on of Rocky s prev ious challengers a £¡¡¡5 C"“ •'*" 3'2 a fumble t0 5Core their first touch- chance to win. Ever since the Sep- j Morgan ^ made the fata, er Taylor falls but Hawaii is ready to score. tackled by Joe Kohut. As the ura- Although Marciano, unbeaten in tember night in 1952 when he got ror ancj Goryl’s double brought in pire threw down the flag to mark 48 fights, remains a strong 3-1 fa- off the tioor 10 knock out Jersey two surplus runs, the foul, Rotenberry grabbed the ] vorite to whip the long frustrated u Walcottu and wlJn *** ' Bob Harrison, who set a modern bounding ball and went 48 yards j challenger, all signs point to a Rocky has been head and shoul-. Western League strikeout record behind good blocking. I roaring crowd of 50,000 and a gate ders above the division. down that broke Halfback Don Schmidt loose on a 79-yard scoring sprint. Schmidt scored the Longhorns’ other first half touchdown on a one-yard plunge. rrs aouve me uivuuuu. I tKic . i The Longhorns, who used four The carefully planned publicity I inin th. £ quarterbacks in a desperate it. campaign for Moore, followed by his victory over Nino Valdes and his knockout of Bobo Olson in three rounds, has cast the 38-year-old ring gypsy in the role of a martyr. Encouraged by the delaying tactics of A1 Weill, the champion’s manager, people began to believe that Marciano was ducking Moore. A Marciano-Moore match became a "must.” Not since Louis fought his return match with Walcott or his second bout with Billy Conn has there been such tremendous interest in a heavyweight match. The International Boxing Club reports an advance sale of $500,000. Even a man with a good connection could buy nothing better than a seat in the 26th row last week at the $40 tops. In addition to the natural appeal of a match between the 31-year- old champ from Brockton, Mass., and the older, more experienced light heavyweight king, the sale has been boosted by the fact there will be no home television. Theater television really comes of age for this bout with 128 theaters in 92 cities piping the picture to their audiences over a closed circuit TV. As the average fee is about $3.50 and 350,000 are expected, theater television network officials indicate they will gross $1,000,000. Roughly speaking, the promoters and fighters get a total ol about $1 per head to be divided 40 per cent to Marciano, 3) per cent to Moore and 40 per cent to the promoters. On the basis of the 40-20 percentage split, which also holds good for the regular gate receipts, Marciano should drag down about $400,000 and Moore about $200,000 for the night’s work. join the Baltimore Orioles in Washington. Wichita received $1.500 and one year possession of the Governor’s cup for its playoff victory. The Bruins, who had won the post season title two years in a row, earned $1,000 as runnerups. tempt to move, finally rallied in the fourth quarter behind the passing of Dick Miller and Joe Clements, Miller engineered a 61- yard drive with Walter Fondren scoring from the two and Clements passed to end Allen Ernst for another tally with only a minute remaining. But, Tech. taking the ball on the S 2 « £un'Bh m lf “Ain Texas 19’ when a 4th down Long- JOOfl Pramesa c .5050 . _ , , . . , . • - - - - porn pass failed, sandwiched in a WICHITA IIES MOINES ARHOA ARHOA Green cf 4 0 2 0 Pearson rf 3 I 1 0 Barb'ito3b 5 O O 3 Thurlby lb 3 18 Goryl 2b Senlies lf Snrinafd If 3 0 2 0 Bichel c 112 0 o Don i rt.p 4120 McDaniel cf 3o3i; clinching touchdown when Ronnie Gaspare 3 18 1 Morgan 3b Barron *s 3 13 3 McKee 2b Hallow IB 4 0 9 1 Bellino ss Burack p 10 11 Stanka p Evans p 2 0 0 1 Angelo rf O 0 n 0 Harrison p OOOO Totals S« • 39 IS Totals 3« « 30 11 Wichita .............................. non ooo oot 3—4 Dos Moines .................... mio 100 noo 0—1 R—Green. Barbarito. Goryl. Evans. Cunningham. E—McDaniel, Morgan, McKee. RBI— O'Donnell. Goryl 2. Bellino. 2B— Goryl, 3B—Goryl. Barron. Pearson. SH— McDaniel. DP—Goryl to Barron to Hallow. Barron to Goryl to Hailow. McKee to Bellino to Thurlby. I^cft—Wichiia 6. Des Moines 10, BB — Burack 6. Fvans 1, Stanka 4. SO—Burack 1. Evans 4. Harrison 2. Stanka 7. HO—Burack t in 3*s. Evan» 3 in 34, O’Donnell 1 in *». R-F.R —Burack 1-1, Evans 0-0, O’Donnel, 0-0. Harrison 0-0, Stanka 4-1. HBP—Burack (Pramesa). \V—Evans. U—Carabba. McVey and O’Toole. T—2:19. A—1.777. 3 i 4 3 ; Herr 312 1 Una 4 0 3 0 I“1®- scored from the one-yard Third Playoff Game Won by Omaha, 3-1 OMAHA, Neb. (INS) - The Omaha Cardinals scored its first playoff victory, 3 to 1, over the Minneapolis Millers S a tu r d a y night. The victory makes the best of seven final playoffs in the American Association, 2 to 1, in favor of the Millers. Omaha clinched the game in the eighth inning when they scored three runs on two homers, one by Catcher Dick Rand and the other by Don Biaaingame with one man on. —- —pr Mixed LCC Foursome Players in the final mixed foursome of the season at Lincoln Country Club will tee off at 2 p.m. Sunday. The Iron Derby Stag will be played Wednesday. Players can pick up starting times at the clubhouse Sunday. The annual Hardy Cup Match between 16 golfers from Hilkrest and 16 from LCC will begin Sunday, Sept. 25. GRW SCORES Big Seven Denver 19 ..................Iowa State 7 Maryland 13..................Missouri 12 Wyoming 38 Kansas State 20 Local Omaha 35 Emporia State Tchrs 14 Others Arkansas 21 — ...............Tulsa 6 Florida 20 .................Mississippi 14 Georgia Tech 14.........Miami • Pittsburgh 27 ........ Calif ornia 7 Rhode Island 13. . .Northeastern 13 Tulane 20..............................VMI 7 vinfT scores Wm flrsyw fSt NU Grid Building Boom a Bust as Rainbows Hit Gold

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