The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 12, 1961 · Page 36
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 36

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 12, 1961
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tP UNgOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR November 12, 1661 Sooners Flash Old-Time Power in Missouri Upset Fight^ Tearn^ Fight! Columbia, Mo. — Oklahoma’s Sooners flashed bits of their old-time power Saturday and struck through the air for a 7-0 upset over Missouri’s 10th rated Tigers, The Sooners won their first game last week after dropping 5 in a row. They picked up their second Saturday with vicKnis line play and a clutch 14-yard touchdown pass from halfback Jimmy Carpenter to halfback Mike McClellan. A Missouri record crowd of 44,000 got the idea early that Oklahoma—undeteated in Columbia since 1945—was ready! to play. Missouri had a first:' down on the Oklahoma two but was unable to bull its! way over in the first quarter, j The game was played in cloudy, wjndy weather with light show'crs throughout the| first half. The Oklahoma line, headed by ends Uonny Payne and John Bcnien, held Missouri! scoreless for the first time in 18 games—since Georgia beat the Tigers in the. Orange Bowl two years ago. It gave Oklahoma a 2-3 Big Right record and left the Tigers with a 3-2 league mark. Two fumbles, one following a pass completion, added to the Tigers’ misfires the fh-st half. Missouri’s Bill Tobin tried a field goal from the IH, before time ran out in the half but missed. Oklahoma's victory drive began on the Missouri 43 where center Wayne Lee recovered Tobin’s fumble. Full- Hadl Engineers Kansas’ Walk Past ’Cats, 34-0 back John Beattie and McClellan got the ball to the 28 and quarterback Bill Van Burkleo passed 14 yards to halfback Paul Lea, McClellan made nothing on a pitchout, then took in Carpenter’s pass on the 5 and scooted across the goal line. After stopping a Missouri threat that fell 8 yards short of a touchdown in the opening minutes of the third quarter, Oklahoma had two more solid threats before it was over. Oklahoma ft 7 0 0—7 Missouri 0 0 0 0—0 Of McCJpllan 11 pass from Carpenter (Jarman kicki Attendance 44,0 ( j 0. OI' First Down« .................10 Kushtni >aidage 1-'*1 Fas-ing Yardage 37 f’a.'sses 3-7 I’asses Intercepted Rv 2 Punts S-30.S Fumbles Lost 1 Yards Penalized 62 Lawrence, Kan. (UPl) — John Uadi ran for one loucii- down and passed for another Saturday to load the Kansas Jayhawks to a 34-0 victory over the Kansas State Wildcats. The crowd of .34,000, largest ever to see a Kansas-Kansas State game, watched Kansas move the ball with little difficulty against Kansas State’s light, out-manned line. Hadl sprinted B yards for the Kansa.s touchdown with 9:30 to play in the first quarter. His touchdown pass was a 44-yard heave to halfback Curtis McClinton for the final score in the fourth quarter. The Kansas defense was double-tough ail afternoon, limiting Kansas State to minus 5 yards rushing. The Wildcats never were able to threaten seriously. Kansas drove 68 yards aft«i er receiving the opening kick; off with Hadl rolling out I"/ around left end for the final Big Kan»»» Mioxourl In« a Stat« <>kl«hftnia NKIIEASKA Oklahoma St. Kanaaa State 8 SlaiHÜiigfs KFNCI. w 1. ect. I't* opp 1 «W m, .nxi .Him .m m .Ttai « T, .w«> ACL (iAMF.H W L T P( t. 1*1». Opp. m ,i«t »3 5.3 ‘A Ì3 (oloraéo ft M (»tourt 5 Kanaat ... 5 Iowa Hit if . 4 Nf BRA.HKA 3 OtOaboma State Z Oklahoma Z Kanaat State t .»57 .ft»« ft»K .5«« ,4.3« rm -7.W m «7 17« 124 105 6« «« «7 411 16ft iftft 8 yards. Wallace Barnes Buffs Suffer 1st Loss Continued from I’agc 11). sprint and a 14-yard pass i from Gary Hertzfeldt to end, Marv Leming were the big gainers in the touchdown march. The Ftes took (he second kickoff 77 yards in 16 plays for their 3rd score. Hertzfeldt completed 3 passes to Fleming, covering 27 yards tin the march. Fullback Doug Wasko car- ¡ ried two of the touchdowns i over on short plunges. Utah, beaten previously iiy | Wisconsin, Wyoming and New '< Mexico was a two to ihree- tnuchdown underdog going into the game. Two key inlt'fception.s by Utah chilled Colorado’s desperate 4th (juarler efiort to jjull out the game, (’(‘liter Fd Fine stole one of Weidner’s passes on the Utah 30 and stalled one drive early in the period. Alter Colorado halt(*d UiQ Utesi on the Buff 11, the fledskins broke up another bid when Lee picked off another Weidner aerial on the C'olorado 40. Many of Colorado's regulars had been playing 55 and 60 minutes a game, and Grandelius apparently planned to give them a rest in this non-conference game. The I;tes were laying for them, though and there was DO doubt about their superiority even when playing against Colorado’s first stringers. The Buffs’ best scoring opportunity in the second (juar- ter faded wh«*n .Mavily dropped a W^eidner pa.s.s in the end zone on 3rd down. With the ball on the 16 and Colorado trailing 14-6, t h e ^ Buffs elected to go for a 31) instead of a field goal and a pa .IS sailed out of the end zone. kicked the extra point. Another Kansas drive fizz' led at the Kansas State 4- I yard line early in the second j quarter, but the Jayhawks countered with 5; 14 left in the half on a 5-yard run by McClinton, The score was .set up by a Kansas State fumble on the Wildcat 26-yard line. Kansas made it 26-0 with 6:09 remaining in the third quarter. Fullback Ken Coleman crashed over from the two-yard line to climax a 59- vard march. Barnes’ kick was no good. drove 37 yards late in the third quai tcr for its 4th touchdown, with sophomore Tony Leiker sprinting around right end Irom B yards out for the score. Hadl passed to Jay Roberts for the conversion. Kantat 7 7 14 Kan»a<s Sitit 0 0 ft 0— 0 KF Uftfl! fl run (Barnes kick» KF Vl.-i'linton 5 run (Barnes kick) Kl ( «Ictnari 2 run (kick fatle<1) K ( 1 ctkcr (5 run (Rotiert» pa*.» from Uadi I KF McClinlon 44 pft»» lloppmann ...................irked Hoppy Blames from Hadl K.tri'.as H it <1 1 McFlinlon 4 (kick liulcd) Mlrnd. int' Fir.I D ovmv . 5 ard.iCi' P I. .■ N.iiita:-'. P:.v.< F... ccpli'd H; Put i'uinlilf. I . .1 ^ .irds Pcn.ili.'fd id ('.lic<‘rh‘a(l(‘r Hurl Worsl Ames, la. — Although Towa State’s Dan Celoni needed stitches to an injured leg, the biggest casualty at the game was to an Iowa State cheerleader. 3'iie young fellow', in an . exiilx-rant moment leaped high into the air and .spraiiK'd both ankles when he landi'd. H(* lay on the .sidelines until an ambulance came for him. jy Ames, la. — Dave Hoppman, the nation’s leading ground gainer, fired a broadside at the Iowa press after the Cyclones were boml)€d 16-13 by Nebraska here Saturday. “The papers added the power of bullets that beat us,’’ Hoppman said. He was referring to a headline in the Des Moines Register Saturday, which tabbed the Huskors, “lowly Nebraska.’’ Iowa State ('uach Clay Stapplcton backed up Hoppman’s statement with one of hb; own: “We were sitting ducks today—set up by the press and the alums.” Talking about hi.s long TD run, Hoppman said, “Nebraska arm tackled me- they didn’t seem to w;:nt me ’’ I’ll'' all Big 8 tailback, wlio hrok<‘ the season rushing record at Iowa Stale.. h(*’s got 873, while his old record was 844 said Nebraska “seemed to be good like Kansas — which is more than I can say for the other teams.” Cyclone guard Dan Celoni said “Nebraska has the best line we’ve played this year.” . Punter Gary Fllis praised Thornton and Purcell as “real good.” and guard Tim Brown said: “We heat ourselves. Bui we didn’t quit and we came back strong. We expected Thornton to l>e at fullback.” M IK Zi,I 7B I»; to («'♦ 17». 7 7 7 «00 «-12 from Wcidtwr tlUk ............. Wurafc ................ HiUc4>r»nd 10 pa (fcK'k fklICKO Ctais-OverU* 8 P»#« frum Uertziciat QU 'l.4tU4ih!io kkk) I ta-h—Waafeo 1 run <.McfjiujihJin kick» t'uh-Waskü 4 run (.Mcl.Au«Slia knk) Colo—Mavity 78 pa^* f»<.TO Wcsdncr (run faü«<S» !H»h Kifft Downa 22 Kuaoim Yaxdag* 03 paaauMf Yardac« )’«MM 12-10 Pa»»6« loiereopiecl by 3 I'unta KdznM«« hm. Z \udt PWSKli»«! ... » Attendam-«'' ( «li» 17 2ift ¿Ort 10 24 U 3 40 0 10 Firs! down.. Hush .vanii»««' P.iS'dn* vaidiliíc Pii. . 5 :* 10 22 P.n .ft ihU-rci'pP'd hr 2 (I PunU ■) Vi ft IS Fumili«»« |)i*t 0 I Yard» pacali/*.«! 88 25 Nebraska KFSHI\<i Alt fialn I.fttt Nat .....................5.8 72 0 »2 12 f.4 0 ...................... ft 35 2 ,13 ............... 4 23 n 2.1 ........................ 3 4 0 4 ................... 2 12 ft 12 ...... 3 10 0 1» PA«SIS<i 1((. Couipl Int. Yd* 5 I) C3 I 0 ft 0 I'ASK Id t laviNt; No Vd* TI» 117 3 ftS rFNTIMi No. Avf 5 4ft 0 KICKOFF Kin RNk No. Vdt. rCNTINO No Yds Kill* 5 41 4 Clayhrrg 1 5» KIÍ ROKF RFTFRNS No. Yd* lloppmann 19 Bunion , 2 76 LimrrU'k . l 23 Horky . i 3 PCNT Rr.Tl?HN.S Thornton ( allahan Claridaa Siucwo j Me.iile (lav Bota flarirlie Mr .-id«' «■».liahan SUjrtwo Pui-.U Clandfp Coowr IToppmnnn No. Ydt. I 7 1 3 Iowa State .Veligli Top« Weíid Point Nfllgh—The Husker Conference championship went, by a 14-12 count, to Neligh High School Saturday over West Point. Wea roiM . « • < s—u Ndigli T 7 » «—14 PMBt TTH. Rdudy !i<-rnaiM 2 ThornUiO Bn/wr* Siuewt Claridj« Hoppmann Burden famorirk Huppmapj) !.iiTMrr«k Hurd*-*» KturHt Kidd rCNT KKTCKN« I.eft and» M.«r.»«.l!u* Lou Ui kl«.» I rii Kii.'ird» Kickt «uard« !f‘ Kicht I icahi nuil tiu.irtrrba« k» nord, i LrU half» — |or. KÜ!» KIctit half» ■ lutibnrk» — ' bauth. ta« klo» ond« Montre. Kirtd, .Srhroihor, -- ilrah-iin, Andcrw-ii - Ptiiit». Scr.niak, Brown Oloni. ■••■itl« lord, .Stejm — WaPon. Cia,»»>r - .Sturtk, H.jrki. Sullivan, Ciappi'r, Bor Hopptnunn, Hoover, Coop- - Burrtan, Limrrtvk, Hycr ClayfxTC, .Sinilh. Walta- PAKK I.NT. Iowa State No. Yd». 5 45 No Yd» .. 2 53 Kt HHINd AK, (>a(D Lot» Nel 1« 96 11 84 * 5 0 8 3 » 10 4 18 0 5 CAftfttNa AK Cam Bl ItH Ydt. 21 II 1 m 10 1 0 PA*«« RrmviNo N» Yd* TD « ;28 ! Nebraska L»H fndt — rurr«ll, Huie Laft tarkica — Jnuet. Toogocyl, KifBii. I.PU auartlf — Dyci, Kirby, Drinovan. rrutrrt - Tincclhoff. Mi<hka, Haney. Htfht (uarda — Carltrtn. Robertarm. Rood. *«»'kle» — Brown, Vo«*, Fiarher RIcbt enil» — *lcD«niel, Salorno, «uarterbaek» - OaiHllce. Mvadc. Leli baR» TtKsrnUMi. Callahan. Clay. Klffal half» — Claris, .Sfuewe, Roi**. Follhark* Corriflock, W^ird. , Scoring .summary: NVbratka 7 3* (V-14 Itwa state 0 7 * «—13 NF-Cland««- 1 run «««adel fS lloppmann 50 lun (SrhroilxT) •NF Meade 31 fieUI NC Th(i»nP»n I run «kitk failcil) k ft pat* froft) tPippnwiii (pan failed). MO 13 177 ai 716 2 4-39.8 2 30 Stapleton Praises Nebraska .Arnes, la. — Iowa State Coach Clay Stapleton waited 30 minutes after the game before meeting with the press following the 1613 loss to Nebraska. But he genially visited with writers for a long time when the locker room doors were finally opened. When a writer joked, “well, you made more points than Iowa today,” Stapleton grinned and replied: “That’s not much consolation.” Stapleton heaped praise on the Cornhuskers and Bill Jennings with such observations as: “They were just too strong for us. We couldn’t put enough pressure on them. “Purcell is a real fine player and Thornton really impressed me. We could sure use him.” This w^as just a warm up for the soft spoken Cyclone coach who teaches hard nosed football. “Nebraska is a real good football team,” he said.” I said before the game Nebraska is the best looking losing team I’ve seen. “I agree with Jack Alitch- ell that Nebraska has a helluva lot of potential going for it. They’re big and strong and will be great next year. “Nebraska’s backs ran the hardest of any backs we’ve seen this year — and I say that without reservation.” • The Cyclone coach added, “after thinking it over, we’re lucky they didn't beat u.s badly.” It was obvious Stapleton’t happy about losing, but he confided to writers: “It’s damn nic-e, if you have to lose, to lose to a nice guy like Bill Jennings. 'Fhcrc are a lot of guys I’d less rather lose to.” Clay said he thought Iowa State’s defense was the “worst—well, well, it was very bad” but he said “maybe Nebraska had something to do with it.” “I wasn't too excited about our second touchdown because it didn’t do any good,” Clay said.” I telt we were beaten long before that.” Regarding the fights, Stapleton said, “those things Just happen, but they don’t express the feelings of our kids or coaches toward Nebraska. They’re nice folks and we like ’em.” Clay said the turning point was lloppmann’s fumble in the 3rd period when it w as 10-7 and the (,'yclones were on the NU 16. “That was costly,” he-said.” But the story of the game is the rushing statistics—Nebraska 238 and us 89.” “We’ll be OK next year” he said. "We play a lot of sophomores and i never did look for any great shakes this year.” Clay wouldn’t single out any Cyclone linemen because “our line play could have stood some improvement—or better coacli- ing, so i don’t want to blame the kids until I see the films.”' Heaving a deep sigh, Clay wound up his confab by saying, “the season’s getting long now. Everyone is battle weary and beat up. Both teams were before today’s game—but there’s nothing to do but play the next 2 games. “VVe’ve got Tulsa and Colorado — and Nebraska’s got Colorado and Oklahoma. Yep. the .season’s getting long,” Official restrains Thornton . . , Toogood tears into Hoppmanii. Thunder Ouster Irks Huskers Ames, la. — Nebraska players made no bones about the fact they felt Bill Thornton got a “raw deal” by being ejected with 1:25 left in the 16-13 win over Iowa State Saturday. The object of their frustrations was Cyclone star Dave lloppmann. The Husker version of what happened: a Cyclone lineman twisted off Thornton’s helmet after grabbing his face guard and Dave Hoppmann poked at his face, jabbing his eye and scraping his nose. Thornton Jumped up swinging and 4ackle Gary Toogood fired at the lineman, then veered for a punch at Hoppmann. Both Thornton and Toogood got the boot, but Hoppmann remained in the game to direct Iowa State’s last second touchdown drive. Nebraska sideliners were furious and Thornton had to be restrained by trainer George Sullivan from going back out for more boxing. And at the conclusion of the game, guard Dal Dyer got in some swings at Cyclone guard Chuck Steimle. But the Huskers were in a more jovial mood in the locker room where they whooped it up. “They ripped off his helmet and Hoppmann punched h i m,” Toogood said, adding with a grin. “But I got to Hoppmann with one.” Thornton, cut on the nose and bleeding from the jabbing, made no accusations “I don’t know who did it,” he said. “But he put a finger in my eye. We should have scored then—I should have kept my temper.” Dyer explained his run-in with Steimle by saying, “he clipped me from behind and I Just went after him.” Tri-captain Don Purcell, who hail a great day with 3 catches for 65 yards, said the victory “was a team effort all the way. Listen, it’s not the coach—it’s the kids. They've got to have it, really battle like we did today.” Pat Salerno, the senior end who injured a knee before the season, got into action for the first time and did well. But he was mad at himself for letting Hoppmann break loose on his long TD jaunt. “Yes, I had a hold on him and should have got him.” Pat said. “But we really played hard today— everyone on the squad.” Dennis Claridge, w' h o played most of the game both on offense and defense, grinned when asked about the key field goal just before the first half ended. “Ron (Meade) just ran in and said, ‘put the ball down,’ he said “I don’t know where the kicking tee was—I just put the ball on the ground.” Meade, whose educated toe has won 4 .\U games during his career, was shaking his head about Hoppmann. “I don't know how he does it,” Ron said. "I didn’t see him throw a good pass all day.” The Husker bench was aroused in the final quarter, yelling encouragement to players and jibes at the Cyclones. And when a coach would call for a sub, other players would gather around and pep him up. There w'ere no serious injuries—but there was disgust over Thornton’s ejection, and the fact that Iowa State got its second TD just as the game ended. Huskers and Cyclones squa red off at game’s end. Colorado, OU Remain for NU Continued from Page II). the drive had started in the 3rd quarter. j .Meade missed the extra point kick but the 16-7 lead | looked big and the Cyclones didn’t have a lot of time. One Cyclone drive was stopped when Claridge inter-: cepted a Hoppmann pass in! the end zone and ran it back 49 yards. The Huskers ate up the clock and finally were stopped on the Cyclone 3 with 1:08 left in the game. ( During the drive Nebraska lost the services of Thornton} and tackle Gary Toogood.: They were kicked out of the game for taking a couple of* punches at Iowa State’s Hopp-1 mann. i Thornton had his helmet j torn off on the play by Hopp-; mann. Toogood came hi to: help Thornton— as if the Tol-: edo strong man needed any! hi'lp. Hoppmann then led the Cy-, clones on a fanta.stic finish' which saw the hosts go 97! yards in a minute and 6 , seconds. Key play was a 61-i yard pass to end Randy Kidd which nearly went all the way. Callahan ran Kidd down from behind. The final 6 yards was covered on a pass to end Dick Limerick. Hoppmann’s pass for two extra points was dropped by Limerick on a diving effort. The Cyclones tried a short kick and the ball w'as fumbled by a Husker lineman and recovered by Iowa State. However, there was no damage as the clock ran out on the kick. There was an outburst at the end of the game as .\U’s Dal Dyer and IS’s Chuck Steimle exchanged blows but it was quickly broken up. This was Nebraska’s best showing on offense this year. The Huskers went over the 300-yard mark for the first lime with 238 rushing and 88 passing. The Husker defense was better than the figures show. The Cyclones could run for just 89 yards—-50 of that on the one dash by Hoppmann— and they passed for 180 with 97 of that in the final minute of piay. Purcell grabbed 3 of Claridge’s 5 completions for 60 yards. Claridge, used briefly at left half with Meade at quarterback, ran for 33 yards. Nebraska’s defense against ithe Cyclone single wing was I keyed around the use of Bob I Brown, 251-pound sophomore, at middle linebacker. Not once did the Cyclones use a full-1 ; back trap up the middle, sim- j ilar to the ones that beat the! Huskers last year. All the Husker linemen did I a whale of a job and Claridge ! was outstanding as he played nearly the entire game due to injuries last week to Warren Powers and Willie Ross. Ross was a surprise entry on the traveling squad after making rapid improvement Thursday. He saw only lim-; ited action, however. | I Buoyed by this first win» over Iowa kate in 3 years and the first win at Ames since 1955, Nebraska now ' winds up the season with ; home assignments against Colorado and Oklahoma. There stiU is a chance to break .500 with the record now 3 wins, A losses and al Wanted Wirul The Huskers punted on second down with 20 yards to go at the end of the first quarter because they wanted to get off a kick with the gusty wind instead of in to it at the start of the second. * Quiet Please The first time Nebraska got the ball, the Iowa State band started to play a song just as the Huskers came out of the huddle. Quarterback Dennis Claridge sig­ nalled for silence, but didn’t get it and the officials held up the game until the band and booing could be stopped. Sub Problem Cyclone coach Clay Stapleton had substitution difficulties in the first half. After the firs t-quarter penalty which set up the NU touchdown, he tried to send in a player but the official kept waving the boy out. The crowd let go with a chorus of boos and finally the boy got in. Later, he signalled for a sub on the sidelines and two boys "jumped up, collided and both fell down. LoHt Shoe Early in the 3rd quarter Husker center Ron Michkc ran out of his shoe while backing up the line.

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