The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on September 25, 1980 · Page 15
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""-- n 1 will whip Michigan 35-14 inr Amos R Hoonlo aaataaaaaatafafafataataaaaaaaaafaaaaaaB The mlraiM of the imnor- after absorbtnc a 35-7 i By Major Amoi B. Hoople Sage 01 ine sidelines Egad, friends, have you noticed how beautiful early fall weekends can be? Just right kaff-kaff for a walk through the piney woods to engage in some philosophical meditation or to commune with nature. Um-kumph! And what a beautiful lineup the college football matchmakers have for us this weekend with several of the top-rated clubs meeting head-to-head. But the biggest shocker of the day will be Arizona State's amazing 34-28 upset of favored Ohio State. Can't be, you say? Just remember, it was Hoople and only Hoople who gave you Virginia to knock off Navy in the first big upset of the 1980 college season har-rumph! Yas, dear readers, the Sun Devils have the tools to defeat a fine Buckeye club. Hak-kaf f! Now, those key matchups. For starters, how about Stanford at Oklahoma, Nebraska at Penn State, South Carolina at Michigan, and Maryland at North Carolina? Other top-ranking teams in action will be Alabama at Vanoerbilt, Southern California visiting Minnesota, Temple at Pitt in an intra state squabble, and Oregon State at Texas in their first-ever meeting. Here's how the Hoople System calls 'em: The Oklahoma Sooners rate SEPT. 17 Alabama St VaaaarMIt It Aaaalacklaa St II E Ten St tl (N) Arteaaa St 14 Okla St tl Artaaaaa ft Takn l Aaaara II Teaaeaaee M Ball St II Mtaail (Okta) Baaae St la Maalaaa St 1 J Baataa Callage U VUlaaava IS BYU Laag Beack St tl Brawa tl BactaeU 14 Calif araia tt Artsaaa 17 Ceatral MlcUf a M Keal St Ckactaaatl U Wlckita St 14 (N) Clemaaa 14 W Carallaa tl t II Nevaaa-Uu veaaa 1 N.C. State accused of violations RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) North Carolina wrestling coach Bill Lam Wednesday accused N. Carolina State of NCAA violations in the recruiting of freshman Thad Thacker and questioned the eligibility of wrestler Matt Reiss. N C State coach Bob Guzzo and associate athletics director Frank Weeden denied Lam's charges Wednesday afternoon. Guzzo caUed Lam's assertions "comments of frustration," while Weedon said N C State had not been contacted by the National Collegiate Athletic Association concerning alleged wrong-doing in Thacker s afi 111 ltlH C Thacker a 400-pound heavyweight from Winston-Salem, was sought by both schools before he signed an Atlantic Coast Conference letter of intent to attend N.C. State in February 1979 Thacker later signed a national letter of intent with Oklahoma State Within 24 hours, after talking with his parents, Thacker Caps Thousands of Pairs of Jeans Georgia Giant Work Boots & Shoes CllinOS in Sizes for Adults & Children Western Shirts in Men's & Women's Sizes RYKARD'S ARMY STORE TrimnriTm III 1 1 1 MiiiiiiiwwiiljllMIIIIIII IIIIWI M ll IB 1 "B W'r Major Hoople's Football Forecast 1980--- the Hoople nod against Stanford mostly on the home-field edge. In a close contest, we see it Oklahoma 24, Stanford 21. The Penn State margin over visiting Nebraska will be almost as close. Watch for Curt Warner of the Nittany Lions and Nebraska's Jarvis Redwine to stage a spectacular infantry duel with Penn State finishing on top, 26-20. South Carolina's Gamecocks will prove they are for real as they smack a good Michigan team, 35-14. The difference in the two teams is the superior running of George Rogers, the Gamecocks' All-America halfback. CalamUa tt LafayetM 14 Caraell 17 Calgate 1 Daranaata 14 New Baajnalri tl E Carallaa t4 S MtaiMMlaa tl (N) PVartaa 11 MKatarlaal St tl Ftarala St tt Miami (Fla) 17 FreaaaSttl Utah 7 (N) Geargla It TCU 14 Geargia Tera It MeaaaMa St II Harvard U Harjr Craat tl Haaataa 4t N Taxaa St tl (N) Maaa 14 Maalaaa 24 nikaala tl Air Parea 7 Iaallaaa 11 Cilirali U laaUaaa SI II Akraa 14 (N) lawa tl ton St U Overalls in Clemson & Carolina Colors Also & Socks 9 W JnL The outcome of the impor tant North Carolina-Maryland contest, which may decide the ACC champion, will also rest on the running ability of two great sprinters. They are Amos Lawrence of North Carolina and Charlie Wysocki of Maryland. From our vantage point, it looks like a North Carolina triumph, 28-21. Alabama and Vanderbllt have met 57 times, with the Crimson Tide holding a huge 36-17-4 lead In the series. When the sun sets over the Tide's Denny Stadium, the record will be 37 victories. Make it Alabama 32, Vander-bUt 12. Southern California and Pitt should have little trouble. The Trojans top Minnesota, 27- 14, and Pitt downs the Temple Owls, 24-14. The Texas Longhorns will be rude hosts as they turn back the Oregon State Beavers, 42-20. In other matchups worthy of special note, here is how the Hoople System sees 'em: Arkansas' Razorbacks, entertaining Tulsa, will win 28- 14. Auburn goes up against rugged Tennessee in an important SEC showdown. Tennessee lost two close ones to Georgia and to Southern Cal by a total of 4 points. We see this one going against them the same way, with Auburn ekeing out a 21-20 triumph. Um-kumph! TCU visits Georgia and will go home licking its wounds St IS Arkaaaaa St 7 Keataekjr SI BaUag Grata LaaanrtUa 17 Kaaaaa 1 LSUtl Rice 7 (N) Mtehigaa St 14 W MleaJfaa II Mlaaaari IS Saa Diet St tl Mtattaalpal IS Talaae II Nary I William a Mary 7 New Mexte tl New Mas St 17 (N) Narta Carallaa tl Marylaa tl N Carallaa St II Waka FaraM It N llltaaaa 14 OUa U II Oklaaama 14 Staafenl tl Pacific tl UTEP II (N) Peaa St. tl Nearaaka tl rituaaiga 14 Teamakt 14 reversed that decision, noting the distance from Carolina and asking Cowboy wi ostling coach Tommy Chesbro that he be allowed to attend N.C. State. Lam contended Wednesday that both N.C. State and Oklahoma State would come under NCAA scrutiny In the Thacker probe. He also said there was some question concerning Reiss' eligibility because of his grades. Reiss, also recruited by the Tar Heels, was a surprise winner at 167 in the NCAA Tournament last year in Corvallis, Ore. 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A pair of intrastate rivalries that always bring out the best in participants will bring together Iowa and Iowa State on the tatter's home field, and Florida State and Miami's Hurricanes in the historic Orange Bowl. Hayden Fry has the Iowa Hawkeyes playing superb football and should see his charges take a hard-won victory, 25-20. At Miami, the Hurricanes will put up a spirited battle, but the Florida State Seminoles will finish on the long end of a 22-17 count Jove! This will be some backyard scrap! Way back on Nov. 6, 1869, Princeton and Rutgers played the first college football game ever recorded. This Saturday after 70 repeat performances they may play their last contest, at least for a while. They are not scheduled to meet in the next few years. In a fitting climax to this great series, the Scarlet Knights and Princeton's Tigers will stage a knockdown, drag-out battle before Rutgers prevails, zz 14. Har-rumph! Now go on with my forecast: (NEWSPAPER ENTERPRISE ASSN.) 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Rogers, a 6-foot-2, 220-pound Ail-American is being touted for the Heisman Trophy and, to hear Schembechler tell it, he should win it easily. "Southern Cal hit that Rogers with everything but the goalpost," Schembechler said at his weekly news conference. "I've never seen a guy take licks like Rogers. They flew and hit him like nobody's ever been hit. Glover S.C. Open leader by three GEORGETOWN (AP) Pro golfer Randy Glover fired a 5-under-par 67 to take a three-shot lead into today's final round of the South Carolina Open on the 7,228-yard Wedge-field Plantation course. Paired with his opening round of 70 Tuesday, Glover of Johnsonville had a two-round total of 137. Mike Schlueter of Clover held second place after shooting a 3-under-par 69 Wednesday to give him a second-day total of 140. Of the three players who were tied for the first round lead Tuesday, only Randy Glover's brother Russ Glover, Lake City, S.C. pro, managed to shoot a par 72. His two-day 141 total put him in a tie for third with with Terry Florence of Charleston, who came up with a 4-under-par 68 Wednesday. Another first-round leader, amateur Ray Freeman who is on Coastal Carolina's golf team, had to settle for a 73 Wednesday and a 142 total that put him in fourth place. Dick Horne, the other first-round leader from Mt. Pleasant, S.C, shot 75 Wednesday for a 144. m$ "'"vmI mmmfivn (sans. & ikm .-casta" vm Wm The Indeit-Joumal, Or nwood, 8.C., Thurs., Sept. 25, 198015 "But he never faltered. There were no substitutes for Rogers." Rogers and his South Carolina teammates will be coming into Michigan Stadium with a 2-1 record Saturday, following a 23 13 loss to Southern Cal. Prior to that, however, the Gamecocks had blown the wheels off Pacific, 37-0, and Wichita State, 73-0, as Rogers ran wild. In three games, Rogers has rushed for 402 yards for an impressive 8.2 average. "I can't emphasize too strongly the ability of Rogers," Schembechler said. "He's the Billy Sims of 1980. "If you're going to start a pro franchise take him. He'll be the No.l back in the country running the ball." Rogers, a 21-year-old senior who finished second among the nation's rushers last year, already holds virtually all of South Carolina's rushing records. "We're primarily a running football team," said Jack Fligg, the Gamecocks' offensive coordinator. "The reason for that is George Rogers. Because of Rogers'ioutstanding ability, we try to give him the ball as much as possible." As a result, Fligg said, the South Carolina passing game is perhaps not as strong as it might be. However, the Gamecocks are not complaining. "Rogers is a big back with pretty good speed," Fligg said. "He also seems to know when to stick it and when to put a move on and get outside." George Washington Rogers Jr. was born in Duluth, Ga. but spent a hard childhood moving from town to town. His father was convicted of murder and Rogers' mother had to support him and his sisters mostly on welfare. Rogers was running with street gangs in Atlanta when he decided the way of life back in a small town might be better for him. He returned to Duluth where he lived with relatives. His uncle, Cecil Morris, was his high school coach and Rogers twice was voted Georgia a outstanding prep back. "I am a blessed person," Rogers told The Sporting News last week. "It s not ordinary for a guy to come out of the background like I did and accomplish all the things that I have accomplished." After losing to Notre Dame on a miracle 51-yard field goal last week, Schembechler isn't sure Michigan can handle any more "blessed" events on a football field. Ma- mm sa& trmm- Main Street AND SERVICE THE REST - AT SCOTT'S 223-2150

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