Hope Star from Hope, Arkansas on December 27, 1977 · Page 4
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Hope, Arkansas
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Tuesday, December 27, 1977
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Cowboys, Vikings to c NFC crown TD outduels Payton to 37-7 rout over wild«r*i to -AP, ... The"differ- and 5777 nv^Ls <,f the Dallas Cow- b-/y* wean No .f, on his jer- .v;> He is s<> f'f.-id as 3 rootae he rar. «ivc the National Football t/a,:(>«'s premier runner —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by BfUy Barton Staubach does his thing... r\, < •. ..... * , - i_roj;fl.- r-rtr, ixiuiiveu uui ut U1C first round <A thp National Football O,nffrrence playoffs last year by I»s Angeles because it didn't have a runner. NV*, the Cowboys have a back who Monday outdueled toe tx?st ..... Chicago's Walter Payton. The 37-7 Cowboy rout of the wild card Bears was a perfect example erf how explosive Dallas can be with a Tony Dorsett in the backfield. "We have got the game breaker we have needed," said Dallas quarterback Roger Staubach, who froze Chicago with play action fakes to Dorset! to post 134 yards passing, including a 28-yard touchdown pass to tight end Billy Joe DuPn-e. I>orsett, the All-American from Pittburgh who gained 1,008 yards in his initial NFL campaign, was swarmed by the media in the Cowboy dressing room after the one-sided game. "The playoffs are really a different season. . .the atmosphere in the locker room is really different," said Dorsett, a millionaire. "Of course, there's extra money Involved." Dorset! gained 85 yards on 17 carries, including touchdown gallops of 22 and 7 yards. The numbers for Payton were 60 yards in 19 tries, no touch- Hope Star • • : •"•• woujant even •"• i/^ Angeies-Min- ^''.^^ h« didn't care •'.'•' ••!>:,•> i pia>ed in the ^ajrie a' 4:30 p.m., ?^a> Stadium. Think shr.Mt vrhn I Page Four downs and dizziness. "I have a lot erf respect for Walter Payton, we're in this together," soothed Dorsett. "He's a great running back, there's no professional jealousy between us." In the Bears locker room, Payton was trying to find his head. He had been gang-tackled by three or four Cowboys on almost ever>' down. "I got hit in the head and I Just don't remember nothing," said Payton. "I feel real bad. I wish you fellows would give me a break. Maybe then I could get dressed." Chicacgo linebacker Doug Buff one said, "With Dorsett around you can't concentrate on any one thing. . .they corne at you from every direction." "This is the best team I've played on in four or five years," said Cowboys veteran offensive tackle Ralph Neely, who will retire this year after the playoffs, Dallas' llth in 12 years. Charlie Waters intercepted Chicago's Bob Avellini three times as the Cowboys advanced i nj [i c -:-j i , •'• Dorse u\ der.' a; : wt.erv }\..\ through ^ yards as i winner. Dai his p;k ; :i ;,;. ;. y, — time lead or; D. ; .,- - : ;;.•.:•;:, 2-yaili Ujuch(]'.i-,v;, ,-,;.. bac'i: : s pass to ! 'U?.vi: an first of three Kfr'.-.i K..fit Id goals, a 21-y;;c.i '*?••![,• Domett ':> two i f ) ; u: ,•_ field goals «,f :i: ,.•.<; ••;,' . by Hc'irerj! <;;>r;!jM .-.•:: i;-,f.- hoy:; sL'iUfrjhUr m ;/ : <. .••. half. Chicago i::.!l a fdiisi-i touchdown late, in :}>,!.• i, quarter on Av:'ili:u' : , : ; .-\ pass to Steve SchuU. ;••. "Tnis has tn be -:\\: game of the yvy." «t:-j ; Coach Toro (.wiry "•• phase of <>ur >-;j,-,; • y.-,, cclient. from 'V.ir r ;ffi rii- : ; defense and speeiy.Uy te Newhouse \v;,;: jusi u*r"i.:r):j . .they may h.'ivt 1 !M:I.I.-: ^-.t.- too much towani s.i.p'jin;/ : P-''-:- » just see who .-.'•! i>-: ready," he said. .-'ai'/i u^ch Jack Pardee ."/i:ar.s w-on their last six :, ;••,: {;nu,h with a &-5 sea•-••lid 'Dallas' defense is 'J;;ni;. i think we only had ..:by:.. ;n the first quarter. ',s'i couldn't get anything ii'in't think the score b': 'his great but it al:.- whc-n you have that 'urnovers. I don't think • •-)!•: anything in particu- stop Payton. They have '•"?: which is designed to S ,;- run against Paylon or - tky." re v,;-.sn't much talk in .(jwbjys dressing room nexi week's opponent. ;;- s wide receiver Drew rn mentioned, "I hoped lay i..A because we have incentive after they beat ' year but we'll be ready oever comes in here." Cowboys compiled a 12-2 r season record business-b'ke Cowboys even care about the ball at the final gun. '-vaikcd off and left it on 7-yard line where it red until an equipment ;:er noticed it about five -ji after everybody else fi thn field. —Hope (Ark.) Star photo by Billy'Burton ...as cheerleader watches t's Denver, Oaklan Minnes By KEN RAPPOPORT AI» Sports Writer Most everybody talked about the weather in Los Angeles, but the Minnesota Vikings did something about It. solunar tables 'Hie schedule of Solunar Periods, as printed below, has been taken from Richard Alden Knight's SOLUNAR TABLES. Plan your days so that you will be fishing in «o«J territory or hunting in good cover during these urncs, if you wish to find the best sport that each day has to offer. Dale Dec. 27 Dec. n f)cc. 29 Dec. 30 Dec. 31 Jan. 1 Day Tuesdny Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday A.M. Minor Major P.M. Minor Major 5:45 6:40 7:30 8:20 9:10 10:00 12:55 1:40 2:30 3:20 4:10 6:10 7:05 7:50 8:40 9:30 10:20 12:25 1:15 2:05 2:55 3:45 4:30 Faced with surprising swamp-like conditions in the ever-dry .Southern California city, the Vikings adjusted to the new scenery and came away with a 14-7 victory over the Los Angi'les Ranis Monday that was even more shocking than the weather. "We knew it was tough to hold onto the ball, so we just tried to hold on, get what we could and KO down and score. It was no day for heroics," said Quick Foreman after the victory sent the Vikings into next Sunday's National Conference playoff game against the Dallas Cowboys. The Cowboys did not surprise anyone in the other NFC playoff game Monday, bumping Chicago's wild-card Bears out of the playoff picture with a ch'nical, 37-7 decision. The Minnesota-Dallas game will be one half of a championship doubleheader next weekend. The Denver Broncos will play the Oakland Raiders for the American Conference championship and the right to meet the winner of the Vikings- Cowboys game in the Super Bowl on Jan. 14 in New Orleans. The Broncos earned a berth in the AFC title game with a 3-1-23 victory over the Pittsburgh Steelers Saturday, and Oakland edged the Baltimore Colts 37-31 in a double-overtime thriller. Minnesota, a 9^-point underdog to Los Angeles, forged a 140 lead behind the passing of Bob Ix?e and the running of Foreman, then withstood some Hogs 3rd of Top 20 By The Associated Press The Top Twenty teams in The Associated Press college basketball poll, with first-place votesin parentheses, season records and total points. Points based on 20-18-16-14-12-10-9-S-7-*5-4-3-2-1 : late heroics by -\^ [:,_. :l --. scored their tout iuiow;; un another shot at a :••< <.;v. • the last mmuu:. The Rams. •„'. >-.• , : i : . the Viki.n.j, ;;;-'•, . : ;: : , : ; year .>n a .su;i:::i r :;i.:k; , I/os Angi/lco O,;:.-.,. HI.. ... : excuse lhi;ir.j-.-ivi-i :,ii:. :p.-. CiJUiit'. it-, i ,(.s ..'!!:.;-(.. ; Chuck Knov ; : ; ; ;,| •••..-:, .. couple of opij'vu••!;:., • •• first haif iiJij «•«.' ...,;;..,;., ; , and Ulii' h'u; i '.;.-. ',";.,; ;;,.,. ;r;i:. were terrible for both ••iTis. i'. '-'.as s quagmire, but iufti-rr.ii-t for both teams." i'ne conversation in the Min•"'•.a litcker room, quite natu- ly, also turned to the deplor- :>: '.vealhe:' ana field condi- ; j ;:tyir.g on a field like this v.-i.,r.«e '.lian snow, 1 ' said Min•.•'•..;: iiuarterback Bob Lee, cli;t:;:ii'ci his team through r..;.-.. .--:/;d mud to touchdown r.,s;,;,- Foreman and Sammv Johnson. "You're slipping, your runners are slipping and your receivers are slipping. I think the thing that I was most impressed by was the way our ballcarriers and receivers held onto the ball. It's kind of amazing that we didn't have one turnover." While bad weather plagued the Minnesota-Los Angeles game, the sun was shining in Dallas, literally and figuratively, for the irrepressible Cowboys. Quarterback Roger Staubach had them riding high with a 170 halftime lead and the -Cowboys breezed through their llth playoff game in a dozen years. Rookie Tony Dorsett sprinted 22 and 7 yards for touchdowns and outgained Chicago all-pro Walter Payton, 85 to 60 yards. "We have got the game breaker we have needed," s?ad Staubach about Dorsett. On p!av.tu-' ^^ l.Kentucky(45) 2.NCarolina ' < S.Arkansas it ,n, 4.NotreDame ,v v 1 S.Marquette , Vvii< S.IndianaSt "" > 7.1xjuisville -.». "* 8.UCLA ^ ~ 9.Nev-LV N>» lO.Syracuse ^^ t* r, 11. Cincinnati •" >*?„ f'J 12.HolyCVoss 13. Providence 14. Maryland jf l .. «g^ 15.1ndiana fa ; W ' 16. Virginia ^ , $k 17. Kansas ^ ' IS.FloridaSt f ^ 19.SanFrancisco 20. Detroit &-0 7-1 8-0 7-1 5-1 7-0 6-1 8-1 11-0 8-1 6-1 6-0 6-0 7-1 6-1 5-0 7-2 8-0 6-3 6-1 900 820 614 560 519 455 449 399 279 220 213 146 132 60 00 49 38 37 31 2« urn.r: Ron; A Little H.-.ck : Sunday he \\ill \\] federal court u-, seek to have thr University of Ark players rem::';<;t'i ange Bowl. Running backs and Micht-.-ji KOI; receiver Dnnnv ii pended last v. eck Holt?., allegedly ! incident ir.vj'.vin; an athletic d./rjai! pension covi-rs M: Orange l?.uwl ;;;un lahoma. John W. \Va!';..T the three -i.>:x:: said the --mt \<.\\\ tradition -u criminatio.'! in t 1 < ;^.ieiiii.i.ir.g to enjoin the univer- :.i;y from imposing a dual b'andarci atjainst black athlet- os," V,alker said. Walker said he would seek a temporary restraining order to ;">top Holtz from withholding the ijinyci's ironi the game. Walker aiso released a k.iii.'Uiy .statement from the 1'ili.yers wl-iich accused Holtz of incriminating against black athletes, particularly those who a. ;•• '.iate with white women. Last week. Walker said Holtz u.i.i '.he three players they had v.f.i.'ittd his "do right" rule, of v-!.'-.-h the Bible is a source for e filed today it?, said from Miami he ld have no comment on the v. the allegations made in ';!.'-yerV- statement. ..;n of that statement is as "...We are.. .confused because we don't understand the 'do right' rule as it has been applied. We are thus left with no conclusion about the reason for his action other than that we are black students who had a nonphysical, social encounter with a white person. "We had heretofore been reluctant to voice a charge of racism against our coach, but feel that there is no other explanation for his decision to impose such a harsh penalty upon us, and to do so in a manner which raises before the entire nation questions about our criminality or morality. "We have arrived at the conclusion that coach Holtz is adverse to black-male, white-female associations...." About the suit, Walker said, "We will be seeking that the university provide as much assistance to black athletes as they do white so they can simply graduate from school. 1 think we can prove that only a small percentage of black athletes graduate. "The university provides much more assistance to white athletes. We're also concerned about the assistance the university gives white athletes after they get out of school. The black athletes are sort of cast out into the street after they graduate. "There are some long-term things involved in this thing. We seek to remedy some situations that have existed in the last nine or ten years." The Arkansas football team arrived in Miami Monday afternoon. i-HTLK HOCK'S JIMMY JOHNSON, shown atop his Fkn-t Tire • ot Hope -,nd "t Springs, sponsored molo-cross cycle, recent! recJivt,! I cl p a - n h " U 'T HegK)n - In his class - hl ' * ; '* »'•« «««• the slate of a second place qualifier for the finals. In anutlu-r class he took p ace, putung him third in the class for the state Jnnm rs ' wui c Akers* kin killed LITTLE HOCK lAP) - A brother and nephew of University of Texas football coach Fred Akers were killed Monday in a one-car crash near Amu- rel, Ark. on Arkansas Highway 18, state police said. State troopers withheld the identification uf a third man killed in the wreck. A spokesman for Cobb Funeral Service in Blytheville identified two of the victims as Carl L. Akers, 36, and I.onnie 0. Akers Jr. ,22. By Tht Asscirh The Atlanta II;, sick of sect!!).: trie Bullets ... anii -r: -j losing to tru'j). The Ha wk.s ;.-!;!;,•,• .. two const- cut i\v : e even at home NBA roundup . . . times lost tu them b margins - - ;h t : ;v . [ 106 decision .MM::-. 1 ,. "It's hard ;.. -, v: ., have beat or, -.'.^ .„._ previous nigh;. ' ..,.ton Ctat'h fju A v,,, tionaily, te^ii - -.;•;;• play on oun.sivu.y; , "Bui the f.- ; ;•;; two nights in a r. , points does r;..'. 11,,-,, are seven posm* ;. tliev are. J; ju>t <, v that wav." :;;:.ii<i Coach Hubie Brown 'i bit chagrined, especially ; '!•<; home-court loss. V, '..;!." he said, "that's two i.;:: ! ^ses for us. It's the first '• .. u while we've been un:»H'-. SVe are S^-5 at home . ha: I guess we have to be ::•, e. It's been two seven:;'. 1 o^es to a heck of a good B'^lels won the first io.)-3;j Sunday night. ,!vr:iuy night's other NBA v -ae Detroit Pistons de- tiit? Boston Celtics 122- the Houston Rockets •; : ;u- Kansas City Kings 113-99 and the Denver Nuggets whipped the Phoenix Suns 127108. Larry Wright scored 10 of his 17 points in the final period to spur Washington over Atlanta. Atlanta scored 30 points in the last period — including 14 by Steve Hawes — but the Bullets held on to their nearly game- long lead with the help of Wright's burst at the end. Pistons 122, Celtics 100 Eric Money's 23 points led Detroit over Boston. Money's nine points in the third helped the Pistons to a 100-68 margin at the end of the quarter. The Celts, who have now lost six straight and 11 straight games on the road, were led by former Piston Dave Bing with 19 points. Rockets 113, Kiags 99 Calvin Murphy and Moses Malone pumped in 22 points each to spark Houston over Kansas City. Murphy scored 20 of his points in the first half as the Rockets took an early lead and were never headed. Nuggets 127, Suns 108 David Thompson and Dan Issel each tallied 24 points, leading six Denver players m double figures as the Nuggets defeated Phoenix. The Suns were led by Walter Davis' 23 points.

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