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Oranse Bowl Got First Word on Huskers Last Year fUinrr fHft By DON FORSYTHE Would you believe that the Orange Bowl invitation accepted by unbeaten Nebraska Sunday actually had its roots in the last loss suffered by the Orange Bowl representative i Llewellyn, who scouted the Cornhuskers this year in their wins over Missouri, Colorado and Kansas State, claims that his missions this year merely confirmed the report he made to his selection committee more than a year ago. told them after Nebraska had lost to Missouri last year to keep their eyes on them next he releated Sunday. sort of knocked themselves out of the picture last year by losing early to Missouri, but I felt they had the makings of fine he said. The Cornhuskers are unbeaten in 17 games since that setback. Llewellyn, a past president of the Orange Bowl organization, made the official bowl invitation to Nebraska football coach and athletic director Bob Devaney shortly after 6 p.m.

Saturday. Just 24 hours later Devaney reported that the Cornhuskers had voted to accept the offer. did not turn down offers from any other he said. voted to accept the offer we Devaney did indicate that there was some consideration given to delaying the decision, waiting for further indication of what bowl might offer the Cornhuskers their best opportunity to prove their claim to the No. 1 ranking.

thought we would have waited if the players enthusiastic with the offer they had. But they were enthusiastic and agreed that best to get it settled and devote our full attention to the Oklahoma he said. players would like to play a team they could gain the most by playing, but it have helped us to wait a week. We tried to list the possible opponents we LINCOLN, NOV. 16, PAGE 13 might face in the Orange, Cotton or Sugar he said.

no bowl could assure us at this time who our opposition would be. Notre Dame has tw'o tough games left and Texas one. And we have no control over what happens in the Big he said. got to figure that if we play well enough in our next game and the game after that that we might be No. 1 no matter who we play.

Our players decided that the Orange Bowl was very prestigious and that it was the only game being televised at that time (night). That was one thing they were interested Devaney added. Asked to speculate on who an opponent might be, Devaney mentioned Notre Dame LSU (7-1), Tennessee (7-1), Mississippi (7-1) and Air P'orce (9-1). Notre Dame and LSU meet in a pivotal contest for all bowl consideration in South Bend this week. guess that the winner of this game would be extended an offer to possibly all three Devaney said.

The Cornhusker coach noted that Notre Dame, should it defeat LSU, would be in much the same position next Saturday as was this week. have a similar thing to try to work he said, noting that the Cotton Bowl opponent would hinge upon the Dec. showdown between unbeaten Texas and once-beaten Llewellyn noted that the choice of an opponent for Nebraska his responsibility, but he speculated that the committee, headed by Jack Baldwin, would give top consideration to tho LSU-Notre Dame winner. have one he stated. go for the best we can get.

We deviate from, Virtually any choice by the Orange Bowl after this games will involve some risk. Notre Dame has a Nov. 28 test at Southern Cal, LSU and Mississippi meet Dec. 5 and Tennessee meets UCLA the same day. would be the only team having completed its schedule.

acceptance of the Orange Bowl bid will put the Cornhuskers into the Miami classic for the fourth time. Nebraska lost to Duke, 34-7, in 1955; defeated in 1964 and lost to Alabam.a, 39-28, in 1968. The 1966 game marked the end of the Orange contract with the Big Eight, but Big Eight teams have been participants in four of the six games since that time. Overall, the Big Eight record in the Orange Bowl is 8-10. Opinions Different i On No.

Chicago Sun-Times Special They won Saturday, and some of them talked. polls? 1 have no interest in the polls. Next week will tell where we yhould be in the Schembechler of Michigan. said it before, but at the present time 1 believe we have as much right to be No. 1 as Devaney of Nebraska.

nice to be No. 1, but the only ranking I want is on Nov. 28 when we close our Parseghian of Notre Dame. formulated any plans Woodrow Hayes of Ohio State. Some losers had words.

are the best team in the country as far as Nagel of Iowa after being left for dead, 55-0 at Michigan. said all week that Notre Dame was No. 1, and nothing has happened to change my Carson of Georgia Tech after the Irish had escaped him in the fourth quarter. Of these statements, you have to take Devaney and Nagel seriously, leave Schembechler and Parseghian standing where they are, dispute a bit with Carson, wonder how Hay6s could keep a straight face, and rate the silence from Texas the upset of the year. 1'he five claimants to No.

1 in the national polls remain unbeaten and in the clutches of the whimsical voters for another week. If form is followed, Nebraska. Michigan and Texas should climb, Notre Dame should slip from the top, and Ohio State should skid again. The Cornhuskers took apart Kansas State, 51-13, raising the thought that if the Big Ten has only a big two, perhaps the Big Eight has only a big one. Texas ran over oft-trampled Texas Christian, 58-0, and the Wolverines demolished Iowa, likewise oft-beaten, despite 37- degree weaUier and on-and-off snow flurries whirling through the stadium by 20-mile gusts of wind.

Michigan spread eight touchdowns among seven players and struck suddenly that it was 35-0 after only 22 minutes. Schembechler brought in his second set of backs right there, supporting his post-game appraisal that was over early we went at them really well and blew them out of there pretty Phillips Sidelined Norman, Okla. li?) football team will be without starting linebacker Forb Phillips when the Sooners travel to Nebraska Saturday for a Big Eight Conference showdown with the unbeaten Cornhuskers. Phillips, a senior, underwent knee surgery in Oklahoma City over the weekend and is out for the rest of the season. He injured the knee in 2813 victory over Missouri on Nov.

7. had been playing exceptionally well for said Sooner coach Chuck Fairbanks. even more importantly, his spirit and leadership had been instrumental in the success of our defensive Oklahoma has won three straight for a 6-3 overall record and 4-1 conference mark. A victory over Nebraska would give the Sooners a tie for the Big Eight title if they go on to defeat Oklahoma State to close their season Nov. 28.

Orange Bowl Royalty SE, Pius Waviie Named i For Bowl finish rSO. 1 NEBRASKA Newly-chosen Orange Bowl queen Eaiieen Carey of Miami (center) and princesses (from left) Coni Ensor, Christina Etling, Szilvia Stuhlmuller and Barbara Williams are ready to roll out the welcome mat for unbeaten football team. Queen Earleen was selected from among 25 finalists Saturday. I Orange Bowl History 19.3.V-Miami (Fla.) 7, Manhattan 0 33, Miami (Fla.) 0 1935 Bucknell 26, Miami (B'la.) 0 U. 20.

Mississippi 19 19.37—Duquesne 13, Mississippi St, 12 6, Michigan State 0 17, Oklahoma 0 Tech 21, Missouri 7 St. 14. Georgetown 7 40, TCU 26 37, Boston College 21 19, Texas 14 26, Georgia Tech 12 (Fla.) 13, Holy Cross 0 8, Tennessee 0 Tech 20, Kansas 14 41, Georgia 28 Clara 21, Kentucky 13 15, Miami (Fla.) 14 'Tech 17, Baylor 14 61, Syracuse 6 7, Maryland 0 34, Nebraska 7 20, Maryland 6 27, Clemson 21 48, Duke 21 21, Syracuse 6 14, Missouri 0 21, Navy 14 25, Colorado 7 17, Oklahoma 0 13, Auburn 7 21, 1" 39, Nebraska 28 27, Georgia Tech 12 26, Tennessee 24 State 15, Kansas 14 State 10, Missouri 3 iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiitiitiniiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMtiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiii By STEVE GUSS Wayne State College and Franklin, Ind. (Allege, both losers in their final football games Saturday, were officially named Monday as participants in the 22nd annual Water Bowl Nov. 28 at PJxcelsior Springs.

Wayne, beaten by Hiram Scott, 14-7, Saturday, finished its best season since 1949 with a 7-2 record. Franklin, a 22-0 loser to St. Ind. over the weekend, is 6-3. A Nebraska school will be playing in the Mineral Water Bowl for the third time in the last four years.

Doane tied William Jewell, 14-14, In 1967, then defeated Central, Mo. State, lO-O, in 196S. Wayne, which has never played in a post-season bowl game since helding its first grid team in 1912, had been rated No. 9 in last NAIA Division II football ratings. The final poll is to be released Tes- day.

The Wildcats had been considered as a possible NAl.A playoff team until its loss Salurdaf, thereby holding up official recognition as a Mineral Water participant. As it stands, now; Westminster, Pa. (8-0), Edinboro. Pa. St.

(8-0), Minot, S.D. St. (7-0) and either Carthage, Wis. St. (7-M), Simon Fraser, B.C.

(8-0) or Montana Tech (91) will be the four semifinal playoff teams in Division n. One other area post-season contest, the first annual Boot Hill Bowl in Dodge City, to be played Thanksgiving Day, has lined up one team and eliminated Hastings College from consideration for the second spot. New Mexico Highlands (7-1) will meet either Cameron, Okla. St. (8-1), Southwestern, Okla.

St. (7-2-1), Arkansas Tech (6-3) or Northern Colo. (8-2). Basketball a girls high school baseketball team, opened its season Sunday wth a 61-19 win over Omaha Cathedral. Bobbie Kaenel and Sharon Baack each had 12 points, and Diane Hynek added 10 for the winners.

1V.J» 20 Results How the Associated Press' top twenty major college football teams fared Saturday: 1. Notre Dame, 8-0, beat Georgia Tech 10-7. 2. Texas, 8-0, beat TCU 58-0. 3.

Ohio State, 8-0, beat Purdue 10-7. 4 Nebraska, 9-0-1, beat Kansas Stats 51-13. 5. Michigan, 9-0, beat Iowa 55-0. 6.

Stanford, 8-2, lost to Air Force 31-14. 7. Arkansas, 8-1, beat SMU 34-3. 8. Auburn, 7-2, lost to Georgia 31-7.

9. Louisiana State, 7-1, beat Mississippi St. 38-7. 10. Tennessee, 7-1, idle.

11. Arizona State, 8-0, beat Utah 37-14. 12. Mississippi, 7-1, beat Chattanooga, 44-7. 13.

Air Force, 9-1, beat Stanford 31-14. 14. San Diego State, beat Santa Barbara 64-7. 15. Dartmouth, 8-0, beat Cornell 24-0.

16. Toledo, 10-0, beat Dayton 31-7. 17. UCLA, 5-4, lost to Washington 61-20. 18.

Southern Cal, 5-3-1, idle. 19. Oregon, 6-3-1, tied Army 22-22. 20. Kansas State 6-4, lost to Nebraska 51-13.

In Prep Ranks By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer A pair of Capital Citv high school football teams, Southeast from Class A and Class Pius have captured state championships in the gridiron sport by their presence at the head of the two divisions in the final prep ratings for the 1970 season. Since none of the 32 Class A clubs finished the fall campaign without a defeat and the Thunderbolts are named to the Class throne despite three losses, partisan boosters from other contenders will find enough fuel in the choices to keep the hot stove league fires burning until kickoff time next season. Creighton Prep, defending Class A titlist and ratings leader this fall until the final week, appeared to have a repeat championship cinched. Then the Junior Jays dropped the Metro League title game to three-time loser and once-tied Omaha Tech. Sfhedule HelpiMl That outcome left a dozen teams in a position to build a solid case for a right to the big school crown.

The inability to compare the relative strength of Pius and its main challengers, because of a lack of common opponents, will cause the argument in Class B. But Pius can count Class A rated Lincoln High among its victims as well as Beatrice, a big school club that keeps Fremont from claiming the Class A title. The were tied with champion Southeast until a fourth-quarter aerial bomb handed them a one-touchdown defeat, and they also played No. 5 rated East, the Southeast conqueror, in a close contest. third loss came at the hands of Sioux City Heelan, rated No.

3 in all of Iowa. The Class A picture is even more cloudy. Since every club has at least one loss marring its record, it become.s a case of finding the defeat to overlook. The easy way out would have been a two-way tie for the top spot and a five-way tie for second. Of the latter group East and Tech claim I because of overall records, despite fast finishes.

Fremont has the defeat, a home field loss to Beatrice, a team beaten by Southeast, East and Clas.s leader Pius. Point Comparisons Lincoln High is knocked out of contention by losses to Southeast and Pius, while Bellevue was edged by Prep and then fell from No. 1 consideration by losing to No. 8 rated Benson. That leaves the top two.

Point comparisons are inconclusive. It all really only proves that an evcn-steven, difficult decision. As the man said a hundred years ago, pays your money and you takes your And this is ours. Nebraska Prep Ratings By Virgil Parker Class A Southeast (7-1-1) Prep (9-1) (7-2) High (7-2) East (5-3) (8-1-1) Tech (6-3-1) Benson (5-2-2) Ryan (5-2-2) Island (5-4) iMJ Gels 12,500 Tickets University of Nebraska ticket manager Jim i 11 reported Monday that his offico has been allotted 12,500 Orange Howl tickets to distribute to Cornhusker football fans. Based on previous experience.

the supply should nearly equal the demand. the 1963 game we moved about 7,500 tickets. In 1966 we sold about 11,000. guess that need more than that this said Pittenger. Pittenger noted that as of Friday his office had received more than 11,000 requests for bowl tickets.

of them specified a certain bowl, but the bulk of them were for any he said. The 12.500 tickets aro allocated according to an NCAA formula which calls for each participating team to receive one-sixth of the available seats. seat says Orange Bowl representative Jim Llewellyn. a chance there might be a few more tickets because hophig to add 5,000 more seats in one end Pittenger indicated that ticket prices for the game were $7.50 and $6, the lower price being for end zone seats. As customary, there will he a priority system for distribution of tickets.

It will be. in effect through Dec. 1. After that time tickets will be distributed on a first come, first served basis. The priority system: 1.

University of Nebraska students and faculty. 2. Major contributing groups nr individuals (Touchdown Club, Beef Club, Husker A ward Club). 3. Season ticket holder.s 4.

Former men. .5. Travel It i )i normally, have provided tniir 6. (Individuals ordering lickct.s wlio feel they should qualify under above prioritie.s so indicate). Pittenger indicated that persons who have already ordered tickets will be billed when the order is filled.

Persons who are currently ordering should include payment for the tickets. The payment should include the ticket price and 50 cents for postage and handling on each order. The ticket boss indicated that a special student sale will be held following the Thanksgiving vacation. Details will be available on the student later. Pius (5-3) (8-0-1) (8-2) (8-1) (10-0) (8-1) (9-0) Cathedral (8-1) Island Northwest Pro Theme Song: Let George Do It I 1 Standings BY Tne Assoctaieo American Conference East Division Baltimore Miami Buffalo New York Jets Boston Pet, Pts.

.875 199 .556 .375 .222 145 154 175 91 Cleveland Pittsburgh Cincinnati Houston West Oakland Kansas City 5 San Diego 4 Central Division 450 .444 4 5 0 3 7 0 2 6 1 Division 5 2 2 3 1 3 2 .444 .300 .250 Denver .714 .625 .571 .444 4 5 0 National Conference East Division 199 126 160 132 225 205 189 171 OP 136 167 207 208 217 204 149 203 200 191 173 185 167 St. Louis .6 2 0 .750 211 130 New York Giants .6 3 0 .667 197 169 Dallas 5 3 0 .625 146 147 Washington 4 5 0 .444 200 175 Philadelphia 1 7 1 .125 158 216 Central Division Minnesota 8 1 0 .889 227 86 Detroit 5 4 0 .556 227 155 Green Bay 5 4 0 .556 153 200 Chicago 3 6 0 .333 133 191 West Division San Francisco ,7 1 1 .175 232 155 Los Angeles 5 3 1 .625 190 135 Atlanta 3 4 2 .429 138 147 New Orleans 2 6 1 .250 114 194 Sunday's Results Atlanta 13, Philadetphia 13, tie BuftalQ 17, Baltimore 17, tie Green Bay 20, Chicago 19 Cleveland 14, Cincinnati 10 Minnesota 24, Detroit 20 Kansas City 31, Pittsburgh 14 Miami 21, New Orleans 10 San Diego 16, Boston 14 San Francisco 30, Houston 20 New York Giants 35, Washington 33 New York Jets 31, Los Angeles 20 Oakland 24, Denver 19 Only games scheduled Monday's Game St. Louis at Dallas, night, national television By Associated Press The Oakland Raiders have found the secret to winning, by George. Let George Blanda do it. The 43-year-old continues to defy the laws of natrare by simply not acting his age.

On Sunday he did his amazing thing again with a last-minute touchdown pass as the Raiders beat Denver 24-19 in the National Football League. have to give the guy said Denver coach Lou Saban of pro longest- running quarterback. Please note command performances in the last four games, all in relief of starter Daryle Lamonica; three scoring passes in leading a victory over Pittsburgh. a 48-yard field goal in the final seconds as the Raiders pulled a tie out of the fire with Kansas City. a 52-yarder to beat the Cleveland Browns.

Sunday, hit Fred Biletnikoff with a 20-yard strike for the a i i touchdown with ICS'S than four minutes left. The triumph kept Oakland ahead of Kansas City by a half- game in the American dizzy West Division race. The Chiefs stayed in the thick of things by powdering Pittsburgh 31-14. San Francisco made headway in another tight race, the National West Division, by beating surprisingly-tough Houston 30-20 while runnerup Los Angeles dropped a 31-20 shocker to the New York Jets. The loss spilled the Rams two games behind the San Francisco 49ers.

The New York Giants tightened up the East Division battle with a heart- stopping 35-33 victory over Washington. The victory pulled New York within a half-game of front-running St. Louis, who tackles third-place Dallas in a Monday night game. George Blanda Defies His Age Minnesota just about put a lock on the Central Division race by bouncing second-place Detroit 24-20 and grabbing a three-game lead over the Lions and Green Bay Baltimore and Buffalo fought to a 17-17 tie, but the Colts still had a substantial 2Vi-game lead over Miami in the East Division. Miami tripped New Orleans 21-10; Green Bay nipped Chicago 20-19; Cincinnati upset Cleveland 14-10; San Diego turned back Boston 16-14 and Atlanta and Philadelphia played to a 13-13 tie in other games.

After Denver had bolted ahead 19-17 with four minutes left, Blanda came in from the bullpen for Lamonica to work some of his patented magic. He passed 27 yards to Rod Sherman at the 45, then collaborated with Warren Wells on a 35-yarder that landed Oakland on the Denver 20. Two plays later, Blanda found Biletnikoff. Kansas City found Pittsburgh easy pickings, nabbing five interceptions of passes thrown by Terry Hanratty and Terry Bradshaw-. Len Dawson fired three TD aerials for the Chiefs, who collected 424 yards total offense.

was our strongest offensive game of the said Kansas City coach Hank Stramm, and none doubted him. John Brodie easily victimized the Houston secondary, unfurling three touchdown passes for San Francisco and the 49ers won their fourth straight. The New York defense shackled hard-throwing Roman Gabriel with one of his worst days as a pro in their supris- ingly easy victory over Los Angeles. Gabe hit only 16 of 47 passes and had three picked off. The New York Giants, appeared to be beaten when Washington took a 33-14 lead into the fourth quarter.

But the Giants were not to be denied, Clint Jones, who had already scored two touchdowns, skirted end for a five-yard TD burst with 1:23 left that gave Minnesota a dramatic victory over Detroit. Rookie Grant 36- yard field goal with 1:09 lefi lifted Buffalo into a tie with highly-favored Baltimore. Kinney Vlay Play Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney Monday offered an encouraging report on injured I-back Jeff Kinney, the No. 2 rusher who carried the ball just twice in 51-13 win over Kansas State Saturday. should be ready to play Devaney told the weekly gathering of the Extra Point Club.

The Cornhusker coach praised Joe Orduna, who carried most of the load at I-back with Kinney sidelined, with great job of running on several He reiterated that the victory was the best all- around game. yardage gained was less than our average but our points scored was not. This was due to the good field position our defense gave us and the fact that (he offense was able to take advantage of it." Devaney also indicated that defensive end Willie Harper, who suffered a hip pointer Saturday, should be ready to face the Sooners. Monday Pro Football St. Louis v.

Dallas. 8 p.m. (7)..

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