The Ogden Standard-Examiner from Ogden, Utah on October 1, 1971 · Page 14
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Big Sky Football Lead Hangs in Balance ^^^^* ^™ ... ^ . .._._., TN — _- A -T*.-. Weber State and Boise State will battle it out in Wildcat Stadium Saturday night with the lead in the Big Sky Conference race hanging in the balance. Both teams go into Saturday's 7:30 p.m. battle with 1-0 Big Sky records and both are undefeated. Boise takes a perfect 3-0 mark-into the contest, while Weber is 2-0. The winner of Saturday's game moves to the top of the heap in conference football standings. Weber State officials are anticipating another record crowd. Last week a new stadium single game • attendance mark was established as the Northern Ari- zona game drew 14,171. With a break on the weather side, the Boise-Weber encounter could go over the 15,000 figure. The Wildcats will have several lineup .changes this week. Star quarterback Dale Mager is out for the season with a knee injury. Either John Edwards, Charlie Grayson or Dean Corbridge will get the call to replace Mager. : Center Doug-Smith is out with rib injuries an<Twill be replaced by Phil Howell. Jim Nichols, who racked up 111 yards rushing in the Northern Arizona game, is a likely starter at fullback replacing . Terry Bulych. Rick Bojak .and • Gary Baitahzor are the. other .two likely starters at the running back positions. .On" the defensive side, end Kevin McNeeley is pushing two- game starter Gordon Baxter and freshman Craig Holmstead is giving Russ - Lewandowski a .battle for a starting linebacker position., In other Big Sky Conference action Saturday, Montana entertains Idaho in a league game at Missoula and Northern Arizona hosts Drake at Flagstaff in a contest designated as a loop game for the Lumberjacks. In non-league play, Idaho -State hosts Eastern Michigan State and Montana State tackles Portland 'State at Bozeman. ....'in..this .week's National Small. College ratings, Boise State was ranked 12th in .the nation, while the Wildcats held the 15th posi- 'tion. . . , Coach Tony Knap's :Boise State crew opened the season by rocking the University of Idaho 42-14 in a startling upset. Since .that time, the Broncos have' stopped a good Cal Poly team 18-14 and turned back the University of Nevada-Reno, 1710.' Weber heat North' Texas State in-its opener, 20-0 and defeated Northern Arizona last week, 23-7. •, Boise State is led by multitalented quarterback Eric Guthrie who does a little of every- thing for the Broncos. After three "games, the talented senior has connected on 33 of 87 passes for 500 yards and six touchdowns. Against Idaho, Guthrie was chosen Big Sky back of -the week after passing for 260 yards and three touch- •<icr>vns. . In addition to • his passing, Guthrie is a good runner and handles the punting, kickoff and extra point chores for the Broncos',.-Thus far, he is punting for a .41.1 average. Weber's defense will be geared to stop the passing of Guthrie, but it must also worry about containing three fine running backs.'. - - Gary Hoshaw, Pat Riley and Dan Dixon. Giants Overpower Padres Win Western Division Title 2B Standard-Examiner, Friday, Oct. 1,1971 Dodgers Tip Astros, But Fall Short United Prei* International The bridesmaid has made it to the altar. The San Francisco Giants, who became almost a joke •with their annual second- place finishes, had the last laugh Thursday night. Led by veterans Willie Mays and Juan Marichal and rookie Dave Kingman, the Giants overpowered the San Diego Padres 5-1 to win the National League's Western Division title by a game over the Los Angeles Dodgers as the 1971 baseball season came to a close. The Dodgers managed to defeat the Houston Astros 2-1 but it didn't matter since the Giants had wrapped things up about a half-hour earlier. San Francisco now plays host to Pittsburgh Saturday in the opener of a best-of-five series for the National League pennant. Oakland will be at Baltimore to open their best-of- five playoffs for the American League flag. DOUBLED IN ONE Mays, pushing his 40-year-old body to the breaking point, doubled in one run, scored another and stole two bases. Ilis outstanding performance came almost 20 .years to the day after he knelt on-deck as aj trembling rookie while Bobby Thomson hit his memorable two-out, three-run homer in the ninth inning to give the then New York Giants a pennant -•.. II -ZflTIi .(EXTENDS ITS • - . TO CHaftLfC-TOX:--- WILDCAT STAR LEADS NATION NEW YORK — Weber State's Handle-Anderson is . leading the nation for small colleges in punt returns with a 42.0-yard average, A tailback from St. Olaf's College, Ole Gunderson, leads in scoring with a 21- point average after scoring six touchdowns last, week against Beloit. •;-O.H.THEIR-Ml : CtOR.y,- i I Lfi«'GUEr-ilE Top Seeded Stars Take Net Matches Aggies Await Powerful Nebraska Grid Team ERIC GUTHRIE, who does everything for the Boise State Broncos, is the man Weber State must control if it is to grab the Big Sky Conference lead in Saturday night s game here. The BOise quarterback is the conference passing leader. WITH AN INNING to go and leading the Astros 2-1, Dodger Manager Walter Alston (jacket) and coach Red Adams stare out of dugout as the large Dodger message boards ticks out congratulations to the enemy, the San Francisco Giants, who had just clinched the division title. . ' Cougars Tackle Lobos Tonight; Redskins Test WSU Saturday i- CHEYENNE, The University playoff victory over the Brooklyn Dodgers in the Grounds. ".-Marichal,. who had a season, recorded his then Polo spotty fourth Paso has a few things it would like to see changed this week when it travels to Tempe, Ariz., for a Western Athletic Conference game against Arizona State University. The Miners haven't been able to beat defending conference Wyo! (UPD— meet Saturday afternoon it wil^hnpe to have both units ready mark their 63rd -meeting in a'this week. Tech has yet to win of Texas El rivalry that began in 1899. "It really doesn't make much difference what either team has done coming into this game the season as he stopped Padres on five hits. Kingman, recalled from the minors July 30, hit a two-run homer. "What can I do about •winning," said Mays. "We knew and The champ ASU in 15 years, though "the the contests between the two schools have always been offensive battles. In the last vii^iiniv. «".-"--• —- — - raicons uuueu uui. wiui a. j.«- five years the Sun Devils have , tou & down pass w ith two won by an average score of 36-,^ , , ft cgu was snu tout we had to win this game we went out and did it. — victory is about as gratifying to me as any in the past. A lot of vou guy s "wrote us off two weeks ago, so we snowed you we could do it." Marichal said he was as proud of his record this year as I can be. I won the games I had to win. We showed a lot of people we could win when we had to." LOST FOR WORDS "I'm lost for words," said Giants' Manager Charlie Fox. "But if I have to say one thing, I'm happiest the most for Horace Stoneham (Giants owner). He gave me a chance to manage a wonderful bunch of guys and he didn't leave a stone unturned to put this team together. "For my money, Manchal is the best pitcher in baseball," Fox added. "He's a true professional and when all the money is on the line, I'll take my chances on the pro." won by an 22. UTEP will also try to get its offensive moving again. The Miners, in their WAC opener last week, were held without a touchdown for the first time in Wyoming Shurmur rivalry." head said. coach Fritz "It's an old PULLED OUT in three outings. The almost-winners at Utah will be out to break a jinx that saw them drop a 36-29 decision to Oregon in their opener, then fumble away a victory to ASU last week, 41-24. The Redskins will depend heavily on quarterback Scotter Ltngmire in. the encounter with Pacific Eight Wyoming is coming off a 23- ----,------ „, , 19 loss to Air Force, which the-^asmngton State, Falcons pulled out with a 15-' Reserved seat tickets are still available for Saturday's Weber State-Boise State football game. Tickets are available at the WSC Stadium ticket office, George's Sports Center, Murray's Pharmacy, Wolfe's, Ralph's Chevron Service, Kwik Stop Drug, Kar Kwik Market, Roy Drug and Wasateh Sporting Goods. More Than Once Thirteen jockeys h_ave ridden! a Kentucky Derby winner more than once. • PHOENIX, Ariz. (UPI)— iBillie J*an King, Rosemary Casaij and Francoise Durr easily won their matches Thursday in the rain-delayed $18,000 Virginia Slims Thunderbird Tennis tournament. Mrs. King, who needs only $2,000 to become the . first woman athlete to earn more than $100,000 in a year, defeated Lita Liem of Indonesia 6-0, 6-1. Miss Casals, defeated Nancy Ornstein of Washington 6-0, 6-3, in the first round, then'came to oust Kerry Harris of Australia 6-0, 6-1. Miss Durr of France defeated Sally Holdsworth of England 60, 6-1. In the second round, Miss Durr ousted Wendy Gilchrist of Australia by I default. Pam Teeguarden of Los Angeles, who won her first round match by ousting Alena West of Czechoslovakia, 6-1, 6-0, lost her second-round match to Nancy Richey Gunter 6-2, 7-6. In the first round, Mrs. Gunter won by default over Marilyn Greenwood of England. Mary Ann Eisel of St. Louis defeated Vicki Berner of Canada 64, 4-6, 6-1, but later lost to Leslie Hunt of Australia 2-6 6-2, 6-3. Miss Hunt earlier defeated Lani Kaligis of Indonesia 4-6, 7-5, 6-3. LMCOLN, Neb. — Utah State and Nebraska, both sporting perfect 3-0 records, will square off Saturday at 1:30 p.m. (CDT) in one of the nation's top football dashes. The No. 1 ranked Comhusk- ers are heavily favored to make the Aggies their fourth victim of the season. Nebraska holds victories over Oregon, Minnesota aoi Texas A&M, while Utah State lias turned back Kansas State, New Mexico State and Nevada-Las Vegas. The three straight wins is the best start for a Chuck Mills coached Aggie team. Coupled with two wins at the close of the 1970 season, Utah State is riding a five-game victory streak. Nebraska coach Bob Devaney warned his club this week, that Utah State is the most solid club the Buskers have faced so far this season. He said his scouts were especially impressed with the big, aggressive defensive unit. The Aggie defense received a severe jolt, however, this week when it was found that Dennis Ferguson suffered a broken hand .in the win over Nevada- Las Vegas and will be out indef- initley. Ferguson, a free safety, is the Aggies' kickoff return specialist. A crowd of sams 60,000 is expected for the game in Nebraska's Memorial Stadium. 27 games Paso, 14r6. Arizona UTEP beat El however, leads the league in defense. UTAH MISTAKES Meanwhile, ASU _put it all together in its WAC opener a week ago, capitalizing on Utah mistakes and rolling up a 41-21 triumph. Sophomore running back Woodrow Green, who is still on the second team,- led the Sun Devils to victory with 214 yards. He is behind Monroe Eley. , In other games Colorado State travels to Wyoming to resume the region's oldest rivalry and New Mexico meets Brigham Young Friday night in Provo. Non-conference contests show Utah against Washington State and Arizona hosting Texas Tech. When CSU and Wyoming, both off to disappointing starts, i seconds left. CSU was shutout by Idaho a week ago 19-0. This game opens Wyoming s WAC season, and is CSU's second conference, game. The Rams were smashed by BYU two weeks ago, 54-14. CSU has been hit hard by injury, and their top five linebackers, along with starting halfback Jake Green will miss the Saturday game. BYU and New Mexico are both coming back from stun ning teams THREE FOOTBALL CONTESTS GO UNDER LIGHTS TONIGHT Three games go under the lights tonight in area prep football play. . Weber High plays host to Logan High in .a 6-30 p m. Region One contest. Earlier this afternoon, Ben Lomond and Ogden tangled at Ogden " City Stadium; Bonneville and Sky -View met m '•' Smithfield, and Roy entertained Bear River. Davis High and Box Elder will- play tonight in a 7:30 p.m. non-league contest in Kaysville. In action involving other Region Two teams tills afternoon, Layton traveled to Highland and Clearfield visited South. In a Region Five encounter tonight, Morgan High and Grantsvffle tangle in a 7:30 p.m. game • at the Morgan Fairgrounds. • BLENDED CANADIAN WHISKY, 80_PgpOF. IMPORTED AND COUluifc uaun. " v*" «—~defeats by Big Eight ''lie Cougars, after scoring 97 pomts to their,opponents 27 in the first N two games, were stopped by Kansas State, 23-7. New Mexico was down only two points, 16-14, at halftone in its game with Iowa State, but the Cyclones whipped up a 44-20 win by the end of the game. SIMILAR OFFENSE New Mexico sports a similar offense to the ground attack that brought them a 51-8 win over BYU a year ago. The Cougars have changed things around quite a bit- Arizona, which came through with a brilliant defensive effort against El Paso, will have its hands full Saturday when it hosts win-hungry Tech. 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