The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 8, 1961 · Page 31
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 31

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k 1 v.vr- {/f 4 N-Robertson orulOii Hurricane Husker Huskers Spring a Trap Willie (The Twister) This 4th-quarter play starts with a handoff from Dennis Claridge • . . R KS orriüan . To Willie Ross . Who gets help from Tyrone Robertson • And more from John Kirby Ross Scores Three Times By Don Bryant Manhattan, Kan. — Throwing caution to a 16-mile an hour wind, the Nebraska Corn- huskers bombed the Kansas State Wildcats with an unrestrained line and sparkling sophomore Willie Ross here Saturday afternoon to record a smashing 24-0 victory. The largest crowd to see a game here since 1953—19,500 Band Day fans, including 1,000 from Nebraska—was enticed by a contest between two unbeaten Big 8 clubs. But it was no contest as the Cornhuskers answered the opening bell much the same way Joe Louis attacked Max Schmelling in 1938— like avenging marauders. K-State rooters, hoping to see their feisty Wildcats pull another stunning upset, instead saw Husker Willie Ross romp for 3 touchdowns, Ron* Meade kick a 41-yard field goal and 3 extra points. And sharing honors with this deadly duo was the massive Nebraska line which tore into the Wildcats with dedicated gusto and turned the tide almost before the last notes of the National Anthem had faded. So potent was the Nebraska defensive charge that the Wildcats were held to 105 yards—70 of them coming late in the 4th quarter when Wildcat Bill Gallagher led a surge against the Huskers’ No. 3 unit. With the Wildcats completely bottled up, the Cornhusk­ ers—now boasting two victories and a tie—turned their attention to an offense that had sputtered on two previous outings. It didn’t sputter this sunny day, even though the wind which gusted up to 25 miles an hour stripped the Huskers of aerial efficiency. % With Ross and Thunder Thornton — flashing form of old for the first time this year — spearheading a blistering ground attack, aimed at the flanks and the middle with equal fervor, the Corn­ huskers galloped for 290 infantry yards. Maris ’ Sun-Deck Bop Clouds Reds, 3-2 Cincinnati (UPI) — Golden Boy Roger Maris delivered of those patented blasts which made him the greatest one- season home run hitter in baseball history Saturday for a 3-2 New York Yankee victory in the 3rd game of the World Series. Depreciated by the Cincinnati Reds as “only a .269 hitter” and hitless in 11 appearances at the plate to this point, Maris hammered a ninth-inning homer into the sun-kissed right field bleachers to break a 2-2 tie and give the Yankees a two-to-one game bulge in the classic. The smash by the man who hit a record 61 homers this season was the second by the Yankees, coming on the heels of pinch hitter John­ ny Blanchard’s tying smash in the eighth. And it hung the defeat on knuckleballer Bob Purkey who, until the Yankee bats began to thunder, had blanked both Maris and ailing Mickey Mantle on his return to the Yankee line-. up Those cannon shots into the seats—the specialty of a Yankee club which this season set an all-time major league record of 240 home runs — turned this warm, clear day into a gloomy one for 32,589 partisan Cincinnati fans and gave the victory to relief pitcher Luis Arroyo, the busiest fireman in Yankee his­ tory. For the Reds had gotten rid of Yankee starting pitcher Bill Stafford in the seventh inning when, for the second time, they jumped into a slender one-run lead. And Bud Daley, * who succeeded him, was asked to retire only one batter before he was lift­ ed for Blanchard’s appearance. Purkey—aside from those two home run pitches — appeared to have the game won for the ragmuffin Reds. Even so, when it was over, he had yielded only 6 hits compared with 8 hits for the Red retreads and the sup­ posedly flawless Yankees had made another error. But those two pitches, the one to Blanchard and the one on which Maris delivered the coup de grace, spelled the difference. Purkey, one of the Cincinnati castoffs whom they had obtained from Pittsburgh, did a yeomanlike job until he made those two mistakes. Mantle, out of the first two games with the after-effects of a virus and the lancing of an abscess on his right hip, limped back into the lineup in an attempt to bolster the Yankees’ stuttering power and Purkey checked him 4 times—twice on fly balls to center field and twice sending the Oklahoma kid down on strikes. Maris was doing no better —up until that payoff moment in the ninth. Purkey set him down in the first on a pop to third on the first pitch; in the fourth on a weak grounder to first base on the second pitch, and in the seventh on a fly to center on his ftrst pitch. But it was different in the tense top of the ninth. Roger took a called strike and then watched two balls hum past, standing there swinging that big bat slowly and menacingly. That’s when Purkey let fly Continued on Page 6D, Col. 1 Continued on Page 5D. liiitKiHiiiiiiiimtmiininiinfiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiif i Sports Slate | Sunday Local Midget Football — At Pius X, 60th & A, Robert’s v. Police, 1 p.m.; Elks v. Execs, 2:15 p.m.; Lions v. Leon’s, 3:30. Trapshoot — Lincoln Gun Club, 9 a.m. Auto Racing—Stock Cars, Capitol Beach, 3:30 p.m. National Baseball — Cincinnati v. New York, World Series, TV-3, 12 noon. Monday Local National Baseball — World Series, New York v. Cincinnati, TV-13, 12 p.m. «, . And still more from Gary Toogood • ♦ • • . Oops9 no more help • . • ... So Ross finishes 17-yard run alone . O n * Nebroska •'Touchdown; -Ros?

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