The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 8, 1961 · Page 35
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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 8, 1961
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LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR 5T One Way to Shin a Cat Happy Huskers Flash Big Grins October 8. 1961 KState's Larry Corrigan tried Meade's FG Gets Scarlet on Way Continued from Page ID. broke it wide open with a 54 - yard dazzler for his second touchdown, piled up 103 yards in 10 carries. Thornton, striking like this nickname, bulled, and danced to 100 yards in the Huskers second shutout win of the year. Saturday's opening Big 8 triumph marked the first time since 1955 that the Huskers have been able to remain unbeaten for 4 straight outings. That year Bill Glassford's club tripped Missouri, Kansas, Iowa State and Colorado before bowing to Oklahoma in the finale. Heading into a barn - burner with Eastern power Syracuse next week, Nebraska has a 1960 finale win over Oklahoma, a 33 - 0 decision over North Dakota, a 14 - 14 tie with Arizona and the murderous blanking of Kansas State on the books. This is the first year since 1952 NU has been undefeated for its first 3 games. But back to the glad tidings that transpired here as the surprising unbeaten string snapped decisively at two The warning signal of things to come came on the first nf Husker lineman forced Wildcat Snencer Puis of Hoi drege, Neb., to fumble and Dallas Dyer recovered on the K - State 20. Not auite warmed up the Scarlets couldn't capitalize with a touchdown, but the sharp - toed Meade booted a perfect 41 - yard field goal on th 4th down to get Nebras ka rolling, 3 - 0, with 12:17 left in the quarter. Tt was Meade's 5th field goal as a Husker and by the ir Ci.tAa fife way, rvansas oune fumble of the season. Just 3 Dlavs after the kick off, Mick Tinglehoff engulfed a Joe Searles fumble again prompted by a charge ot trie heavy brigade on me mm - cat. 27. It took only 5 plays for Ross to record his debut TD as a Husker, skirting left end with ' a flin from Quarterback Den nis Claridge from one yard out and jogging away with the ball as he dashed into the end zone. There was 7:48 still left in the first quarter and a route seemed emminent, but the nersistent Wildcats hung ! tough for the remainder of in.. i.1 fcJTT faithful the half whUe NU faithful wondered if 10 - 0 would be enough. Two pass interceptions NU completed only one of 9 for 7 yards all day blunted the Husker attack on a couple of second quarter drives. Ross dropped a Claridge pass on the Wildcat 45 with practically clear - sailing ahead to noia up the inevitable on another occasion. Hardly had the massed bands cleared the field after halftime festivities before Ross who has been called "Twister," but now may be known as Thunder's sidekick, "Lightning" put the contest on ice. He capped the first longdistance NU drive of the season, 79 - yards, by taking a handoff at the Husker 46, OVERNIGHT SERVICE T0 - FR0M Omaha. Lincoln, Beatrice, Washington, Kan., St. Joseph, Mo. KANSAS CITY I Ph. HE 27657 ! NEYLON BROS. , "I in I. !. if '::mm m a 3rd - quarter pass, but couldn't spot a receiver and suddenly, there was Husker Bill Comstock to lower the boom on darting through a gaping hole n the left side, zipping in, hen out into the clear and sprinting 54 yards untouched o score. Willie's gem came on the 13:01 left, and again Meade bullseyed to mark up the 17th NU tally. Ross applied the coup 'd grace with 11:06 left in the game. Claridge had punted o Wildcat Glenn Iserhagen who stepped out of bounds at he KS 7. On the next play, Iserhagen was jarred loose rom the ball and Thornton performed a high dive to re cover it on the Wildcat 18. Claridge tore a page from Arizona's book of a week ago, requested a trap play, and Ross blew straight through the middle between two star - led Wildcat defenders for No. 3. Kansas State's only threats gave the partisan throng some happy moments. Puis almost made a sensa tional snare of a Larry Cor rigan pass on the NU 15 in the second quarter but he lost control of the 45 - yard pitch wnen he struck the ground after a great dive. Late in the 3rd quarter, Al Kouneski rassled the ball away from Claridge at the NU 34 but the Cornhusker defense hurled the Wildcats back to the 48 and forced a punt. Gallagher, just returned from the Army, gave K - State its biggest boost in the final minutes of the game when NU coach Bill Jennings cleaned his bench. He ran 38 yards to the Husker 46 taking a desperation pitch just as Fred Watts was swarmed at the KS 16 and added a 16 - yarder as the Wildcats drove to the NU 16. But the No. 1 Cornhusker line rushed back in to smother the drive with 24 seconds left in the game. Nebraska's aggressive defense also eliminated K - State's passing attack which played key roles in upsets over Indiana and Air Force. While numerous attempts were launched, would - be passers were kayoed for josses and the Wildcats wound up with just one completion in 5 launchings for 12 yards. Tempers flared in the game, which was bruising if onesided, and Husker Larry Donovan and Wildcat Jack King launched a spirited fist fight, which brought both benches on the field and ejection for the boxers. It was truly a rousing Big 8 opener for the Cornhuskers, off to their best start in 9 years, but facing rugged as signments in the weeks ahead Syracuse, then 6 conference toughies. They simply unleashed Thunder, Lightning and the massive maulers to generate a hurricane and blow down Kansas State's high - flying Wildcats. CAP IT Nebraska BUSHING Atti. Johnson , 5 Thornton ................. 14 Net 100 103 - 5 JO 8 22 15 3 - 1 Ross 10 Claridw 4 Clare . . . Callahan Comstock Young . . Faiman . Meade ... 4 3 2 4 2 1 PASSING '" Atti. Corns. ds Claridge ..... 7 1 7 Faiman ........ 2 0 0 PASS RECEIVING Caught Yds. Thornton 1 PUNTING No. Yds. Avg Cobb 3 96 32 Claridge 3 84 ,28 Kansas State RUSHING AtU. Net Corrigan ..; 12 "32 Masters 4 18 Searles 4 7 Gallagher 12 Isernbagen ............... 4 17 Puis a ;? Watts 3 14 McfiHen i Underwood " PASSING Atts. Com. Yds, Corrigan 3 Lx Wstts J O 0 Kearlei 1 PA HF.rETVING Caught Yds King " 1 12 PUNTING N. Yds. Avg. tw. 1Q 323 32.3 A - state ntiM First downs ' Rushing yardage 1 Passing yardage W PjlSS8 . . , . Passes intercepted by ... 2 Punts and average .....10 - 3Z - 3 Fumbles lost 3 Yards penalized 20 Penalties Scores by quarters: K - State Nebraska l Scoring summary: 13 290 7 1 - 9 0 ft - 37 1 35 0 ft - 1 "J 24 "e?.ras, - ue, V Meade kick) Nebraska - Ross 54 run Meade k UO Nebraska - Ross 17 run (Meade kick) AUedance: Ja3w. Kansas State iv Fldpr. Mehner. Becker. LtCbIK CorSan,' D. ; Provenzano. LG - Hardwick, DeweU, C - Kouneski. Ucy, Goodpasture. RG - Noblitt. B; Nobhtt, D.i Cooper, J. RT Hull, Nash. Spence. RE - King, McDonald. B Heinz. Corrigan, L.! Watts, Drew, vH Searles, lsernhagen, Underwood. RHPu!s, McFillen.Haun. Snyder. FB Masters, uaaagner, nu'wi ant. Nebraska LE - Purcell, Huge, Eger. LT Jones, Toogood, Kitun. LG Dyer, Kirby, Carlson. C Tingelhoff, Michka, Haney. RG Mitchell, Rood, Bishop. RT Brown, Voss, Robertson, Cobb. RE Tomlinson, McDaniel, Donovan. B Claridge, Meade, Faiman, Gil - brLH Thornton. Powers, Clay, Callahan. RH Ross, Clare. , FB Johnson, Comstock, Young. Airlane Tallies Roost Tide. 27 - 0 Chapel Hill, N.C. (Striking twice via long scoring passes and adding two more touchdowns on the ground, Clemson overwhelmed North Carolina Saturday 27 - 0 in an Atlantic Coast conference football game. Clemson's first score came in the closing seconds of the first quarter as soph quarterback Jim Parker hit end Tommy King with a 23 - yard pass. The Tigers added another near the end of the half when quarterback Joe Anderson passed 33 yards to halfback Gary Barnes. Clemson .... North Caroline . Clem - Kitut 23 Armstrong kick) 7 1 13 - 27 pas from Parker Clem Bames 33 pass from Anderson (Arm strrm st kick) Clem Scrudato 1 run (Armstrong kick) Clem T. Black 3 run (sacs failed), Attendance 26,000. ATTENTION TRUCKE ONE DAY SERVICE on truck tire retreading for truckers in th Lincoln Area. UP TO SAVE 70 AND SAVE WITH FIRESTONE'S FACTORY METHOD RETREADING Politicians Admit Loyalties Morrison, Seaton Attend Game Manhattan, Kan. "I'm torn between two of my finest loves." It was Nebraska Gov. Frank Morrison talking between halves of the football game between Kansas State his alma mater and Nebraska, his home state. The Governor admitted he wanted Nebraska to win, but let it be known that he was proud of the K - State team. "They were supposed to be the doormat in the Big 8 Conference," he said. "They are showing that they are nobody's doormat." Although the Governor's sympathies were divided, there was no doubt in another corner of the Morrison camp. The Governor's daughter, Jean, wears the fraternity pin of Nebraska end Don Purcell. Gov. Morrison wasn't the only Wildcat turned Cornhusker. Another was Leon Roul - ier of Colby, Kan. He's an old Nebraska law college classmate of Gov. Morrison and now a member of the Kansas Board of Regents but he was rooting for the Huskers. Fred Seaton, former Secretary of the Interior and a K - State classmate of Morrison, was another distinguished Nebraskan at the game. "I may as well make a clean breast of it," Seaton said. "I'm pulling for Kansas State." Smith Leads PGA Tourney Albuquerque. N.M. Marilyn Smith, first - day leader, fired a second round 78 Saturday then watched Betsy Rawls come back with a 5 - over - par 77 and tie her for the lead in the $8,000 ladies PGA swing parade. Both stood 4 over par alt er 36 holes in the 54 - hole golf tournament with 144s. The leaders: Dot.v ttaulm. Knartanbur. S.C 71 - 77 148; Marilyn Smith, Jupiter. Fla., 70 - 78 148: Barbara Romack, Sacramento, Calif., 79 - 72151: Mickey Wright, San Di ego, Cam., V4 - '""' lndio, Calif., 72 - 79 IMS amney horn. Caldwell. Idaho, 71 .f 1 - 1M; Gloria Armstrong , Oakland, Calif . , nz&i . Kathy Whitworth, Jai. - . ' - " - "J; r.inn. Vwht. Angeles, 78 - 77 155 i rami Mann, nivmoia Fields. III., 80 - 75 155; Judy Kimball. Sioux City, Iowa. 80 - 75155; Marlene Bauer Hagge, Del Rey, Fla., 77 - 78 - - 155; Rutn Jessen, seame, ji - iw: Kathy Cornelius, Scottsdale, Ariz., 78 - 78 - 156. m BEAUTIFULLY LAUNDERED SHIRTS : LAUNDRY & I ( OF NEW TIRE COSTS STO Fantastic By NU - Weaver Manhattan, Kan. Doug Weaver, a most articulate young man who has done a fantastic job of coaching the Kansas State football team, thought Nebraska was fantastic here Saturday. "We have to play a fantastic game to be in contention and we can't make any errors," he said. But Saturday Nebraska played the fantastic game. "They were definitely the better team today. They clearly dominated the game throughout. "I was impressed with their entire team. They did just what we wanted to prevent them from doing overpower us. "They were able to overpower us even when we were in our best defense. They were able to do just what they wanted to do." Asked if the 3 fumbles the Wildcats lost two of which led to NU's first 10 points - were caused by his team or the hard - charging Huskers, Weaver said: "In our first two games we got the opposition to fumble and we took full credit. Therefore, I would think we would have to credit Nebraska's defense today. I can't be a hypocrite." Weaver said he was dis appointed that Nebraska was able to break long runs against the Wildcats. "We've tackled a lot better than we did today," the Wildcat coach added. "But that's not to say Nebraska doesn't have a lot of fine backs. That Thornton, Ross and Johnson are great runners. They broke a lot of tackles." Weaver said the Cats took a sound physical beating, too. He said that his 3rd string played 6 or 7 minutes once when the starters just couldn't get back in the game. Quarterback Larry Corrigan took a fearsome beating and didn't play much in the second half. "I know one thing," Weaver concluded. "This team lost 9 times last year and always came back, and I know they'll come back strong next week." Poocher Foiled In the first quarter of the game Dennis Claridge "pooched" a punt to the Kansas State 9 - yard line but Gary Toogood downed it there and it was brought out to the 20 - yard line. In college you cannot down a punt inside of the 10. DBY CLEANERS he 5.3505 12th & "N HE 2 - 1 083 RS the Wildcat quarterback. Game Puis Is Praised Two Nebraskans are on the Kansas State squad. Spencer Puis of Holdrege saw plenty of action Saturday. Sam Somerhalder, end from Minden, suffered a shoulder separation earlier in the year and did not play. K - State coach Doug Weav er praised Puis prior to the game. "He's well coached in the fundamentals of the game," Weaver said. "You can tell he had real good coaching in high school." Puis' coach at Holdrege was Jess Kiefer, Alabama Belts Vandy, IJ3 - 6 Nashville, Tenn. (tf) Ala bama quarterback Pat Tram - mell opened the flood gates on outclassed Vanderbilt Sat urday night and his mates helped roll up a 35 - 6 Southeastern Conference football victory. He sent fullback Mike Frac - chia into the line on the 4th play of the game and the Memphis junior shook off half a dozen tacklers to thread his way 66 yards for the opening touchdown for the number 4 ranked Crimson Tide,' Trammell, the other half of the "Pat and Mike" combination, scored the next two. Alabama .11 IS 7 t 35 Vanderbilt 0 Ala Krachia 66 run (Davis kick) Ala Tratnmeli 8 run run failed) Ala - Trammell run (Trammell run) V and Star ling 13 pass from Lesesne (kirk failed) Ala Wall one run (Davia kick) A4a Trammell S run (Davis kick) Attendance 32.500. TO JUNIOR HIGH AND HIGH SCHOOL BOYS! Simon's introduces a tremendous selection of Boys like the wide variety of slacks in our student shop , . . downtown and Gateway , , . new plaid cottons, new fine - cotton gabardines, new neat checks . . new, tapered, narrow look. junior Boyt' Sizes, from Sizes 26 to 34, from JffPJBBPr Manhattan, Kan. Nebraska's football players had a whee of a time Saturday. They lived it up on the bench and whooped it up for Gene Young, sophomore fullback who was a late entry to the traveling squad. Young responded with some good runs. The game was interupted with a couple of temper flare - ups on the field. Nebraska's players were ready to join the fray but quick thinking coaches and trainers on both sides stopped any wild action. NU's Larry Donovan, who was kicked out, said he didn't know exactly what happened. "They seemed to get mad out there and they weren't trying to play foot ball," the Scottsbluff junior declared. Both coaches tried to min imize the scrap. "I didn t see what hap pened," Jennings said. "I went out to talk to the refer - ree just to see that both boys left the game, not just ours." Doug Weaver of Kansas State said it was just one of those things that happen in a game. "I certainly don't like to see it happen, and I certainly don't want it over - emphasized. This is a contact game and it's going to be rough." The players took the incident lightly. 1 In the Husker quarters there were loud shouts of satisfaction. Last one in was Willie Ross who stopped to sign a few autographs after his 3 - touchdown performance. "That first good college game really feels good," grinned Willie but he had to admit this was not his best football performance. "I made 6 touchdowns in one high school game" the Helena, Ark., soph said. "I had real good blocking today," Ross continued. "On the long run I saw my blockers real well. I just cut back and Bob Brown cut me loose . , . after that just speed and go. "The last score was a trap over Tyrone Robertson." "Now we're looking for Ernie." He referred to ernie Davis, Syracuse's fine halfback who comes to Lincoln next week, Ross made 103 yards and Bill (Thunder) Thornton chipped in with 100 as he got back into stride after trouble last week. in Man, we trapped them HOLLYWOOD BOWL 920 N. 48th On Th. Mired. Mil. 398 nsBP wKHm WWBm - - jpt;:. Sf mKm issue ise m tl'fcgfisiii1miJ good today," Thornton said, "That center who was talking before the game had a long afternoon. "I have been having trou - f ble with my footing. "I got so used to going toward the line that I can't . get used to going wide. I'll ; just have to learn to do it, "We ran a few plays a little different this week. Their guards were shooting 4 the gap so I just tried to go inside or outside of them.' ' "I had tremendous block i ing, too. I ain't known as speedy Gonzales." Dick Callahan, sophomore - from Sioux Falls, S.D., got his baptism as a left halfback, playing behind Thornton. "The defense was new. But they didn't come our way very much," He had played left half just 4 days but had been an all - state back in high school. Bob Brown, big tackle from Cleveland, played another fine game but had to call it a day late in the action with a sprained ankle. Tri - captain Don Purcell said, "we won a ball game.. What more is there to say? - Willie Ross scored 3 times without hardly being touched and we almost broke several other plays. Mississippi Slaps Seminoles. 33 - 0 Oxford, Miss. (UPI) Quar terbacks Doug Elmore and Perry Lee Dunn and fullback Billy Ray Adams led Missis sippi to a 33 - 0 victory Saturday over stubborn Florida State, which refused to play dead for Rebel reserves. Elmore directed the Rebels on a 77 - yard touchdown march the first time they got the ball, then teamed with Adams for another first - period tally that covered 91 yards in 14 plays. Mississippi s line completely bottled up Florida State's offense, holding the Seminoles to 50 yards in the first half. Mlsnisslppt , 13 1 1 33 Florida State , 009 Scoring: Miss Cuy 8 nut (kick failed) Miss Adams 1 run (Sullivan kick') Mis Smith 13 pas from Ehmn (Tempfer kick) Miss Elmore 1 run (Sullivan kick) Miss Adams 1 run (kick failed) Attendant': 12,300. Al lis Best EVERY DAYl BOWL - MOR LANES 302 South 9th Ex Boyt & Student Shop Third Floor & at Gateway - mv Mi'm - 'bssjb' . id gg sMil sll 1 ' l 1 ' r ' ic p iSSpSjf ;

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