Waukesha Daily Freeman from Waukesha, Wisconsin on November 27, 1976 · Page 10
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Waukesha, Wisconsin
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Saturday, November 27, 1976
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passing : x Packers By Wck Gosselin NEW YORK (UPI) - The zone and the blitz are two defensive, mechanisms used in football to try to destroy the concentration of a quarterback in obvious passing situations. The zone floods the secondary with defensive backs and linebackers while the blitz is a sneak rush by a linebacker designed to either sack the quarterback or make him hurry his throw. They are supposed to give the defense the edge in the battle of brawn — but instead have triggered a rebirth in passing efficiency this season the likes of which the pro game has never before seen. Through 11 weeks of the season, defenses have been singed for 11 300- yard passing games by National Football League quarterbacks while receivers have posted an incredible 53 100-yard-or-more games. Jim Hart of St. Louis is the ony passer with two 300-yard performances (346 vs. Dallas and 324 vs. Los Angeles) while Jim Harris of the Rams owns the best single game — 436 yards on just 17 completions against the Dolphins. “When a team blitzes, the offense runs a man on a post pattern and hits him,” says Detroit coach Tommy Hudspeth. “And when you put double coverage on a wide receiver, they are hitting the tight end up the middle.” "Teams are blitzing more and more this year,” adds Dallas assistant Ermal Allen. "Washington Despite Zones , Blitzes blitzed 60 per cent against us, for instance, and Chicago and Buffalo have blitzed a lot. Teams are more likely to hit a bomb against a blitz. "But you can hit the bombs against the zone, too, and some teams, instead of sending one man deep through the zone, will try to split the seam with two men running deep routes.” Running the deep routes the best this season have been receivers Charlie Joiner of San Diego and Cliff Branch of Oakland, the only two men with four 100-yard games. Joiner got his on consecutive weeks against St. Louis, Denver, Oakland and Houston while Branch collected his over a five-week period Oakland also tops the NFL with seven 100-yard games by receivers, getting three from tight end Dave Casper to go with the four by Branch. Casper is one of three tight ends with 100-yarders to their credit, joining Billy Joe Dupree of Dallas and Raymond Chester of Baltimore. Minnesota is tops in the NFC with five 100-yard games, getting two apiece from Chuck Foreman and Sammy White and one from Ahmad Rashad. Foreman is one of three running backs to hit the century mark in receptions during a game. The others are Doug Kotar of the New York Giants and Lydell Mitchell of Baltimore. White is one of four players with 200-yard-plus games this season with a 210-yard showing against Detroit. Baltimore's Roger Carr also had 210 yards against the Jets, Washington’s Frank Grant rolled up 200 yards against San Francisco and Ron Jessie produced a 220-yard game for the Rams against Miami. “People are throwing at different times than they used to.” explains Kansas City offensive coordinator Bob Schnelker, whose chiefs rank first in the AFC in passing “It used to be you had to establish a running game before throwing. Now they are throwing in run situations, catching defenses off guard. You don't catch them in zones in first down like you do at other times." “Defenses were paramount with the zones for so long but I think teams are adjusting to playing against zones,” adds Kansas City coach Paul Wiggin “At one time quarterbacks were afraid to throw into zones but now they are starting to pinpoint their passing We’re get ting a little more comfortable work ing against zones ” Kansas City quarterback Mike Livingston is a member of this year's 300-yard club with a 332-yard performance against Washington. Ken Stabler, Roger Staubach, Joe Theismann, Dan Pastorini, Greg Landry, Lynn Dickey and Bert Jones have also had 300-yard games St Louis, whose defense has been hampered this season by a makeshift pass rush and an injury riddle linebacking crew, is tied with New Orleans in being victimized for an NFL-high of four 100-yard games by receivers this season. T~Continued from paoe 7 1 was determined not to let it bother him “I think potentially I'm as good as any quarterback in the league ” Brown, who started in place of the injured Lynn Dickey, com pleted 11 of 25 passes for 82 yards Bob Avelhm, the Bears' second year quarterback from Maryland, didn't do much better against the Detroit Lions. Avellini completed eight of 29 passes for 110 yards If the Bears didn’t drop passes, they com mitted penalties that nullified re ceptions. Even the running of Walter Payton couldn’t save them as they lost 14 10 Payton gained just 40 yards against the Lions and failed to score for the first time in seven weeks. He cleared the 1.000 yard mark with 109 yards in 18 at tempts two weeks ago when the Bears beat the Packers 24 13 in Chicago. With 40 yards against the Lions, the Bears’ second year man from Jackson State has 1,322 yards or 91 more than the club record Gale Sayers’ set in 1966 A Packer victory would give both teams 5 7 records with two games left in the regular season. New Kentucky Cage Era Begins Pitt's 2nd Half Defeats Penn St. LEXINGTON, Ky (UPI) The University of Kentucky's long basketball tradition enters a new era when the Wildcats open their season against Wisconsin to inaugurate the new 23.000-seat Rupp Arena before what is expected to be the largest basketball crowd ever in the basket ball crazy bluegrass state Kentucky, with a young but expc rienced team that includes four starters from last year’s National Invitational Tournament <N1T) champions, is hoping to start the new arena off in style after moving from Memorial Coliseum, where Kentucky teams won more than 85 per cent of their games in a quarter century. legendary former Kentucky coach Adolph Rupp, for whom the massive new arena in downtown Lexington is named, hopes to be in attendance despite health problems The 75-yearold Rupp, the winmn gest college basketball coach in his tory with 874 victories in 42 years at Kentucky, admits he is proud of the new arena and recently told the NCAA he still considers “the college game ... the greatest game in basketball " Kentucky opened 11.500 seat Memorial Coliseum, then considered by many a "white elephant" which would never be filled, with an NCAA championship team in 1890 51 and college football TO It closed the often packed arena years later with an NIT Ltle winner Kentucky Coach Joe B. Hail, wjj»> replaced Rupp four years ago, fevjs the main weakness of this yea»^ Kentucky team, expected to be in the top 10 in early season rating*, will be depth j We re going to be dangerouai* thin if we get hit with a seige of injtt rles or illness." Hall said of his 11 man squad wf However, those 11 include startup Mike Phillips. Jack Givens, Jarrxt Us and Larry Johnson from la*t year’s team, which won its last y) starts to finish 20 10 Also back is 4 foot- 10 forward center Rick Robey, the leader of the team before mis»f mg the last half of the season with a knee injury Let* has been hampered m pre season practice with a broken hAd and Is not expected to start tndjp Sophomore Truman Claytor and freshman Jay Shidler have been bat thng for the open position opposMe Johnson, the team's only starting f« mor. at guard Kentucky's big ten opponent Wis consin, trying to rebound from a 1016 season under first year coach Hill Cofield, was dealt a blow earlier in the week when two promising freshmen, who were expected th start, wen* arrested by campus lice on burglary charges P* PITTSBURGH (UPI) — Unstop pable Tony Dorsett, playing in his last regular season college game, rushed for 224 yards and two touchdowns Friday night, becoming the first collegian to crash the 6,000 yard rushing mark, to lead top- ranked and Sugar Bowl-bound Pittsburgh to 24-7 victory over cross­ state rival Penn State and the Pan thers’ first undefeated season since 1929 Dorsett’s running mate, Elliott Walker, also scored on a 12-yard run and Carson Long kicked a 47-yard field goal to give the Panthers their first victory over the 20th ranked Nittany Lions, who are headed for the Gator Bowl, since 1965. Dorsett, who pushed his career total to 6,082 yards on 38 carries Friday night, scored on runs of 6 and 40 yards, and during the game he broke two more NCAA records and tied three more. It enabled the leading Heisman Trophy candidate to end his regular season, four-year career holding or sharing 14 NCAA marks. The records Dorsett tied during the game were most 100 yard rushing games in a season, 11; a career record of 33 also held by Archie Griffin, and most touchdowns scored in a career. 59. Dorsett broke Glenn Davis' pre vious record of most points scored in a career, 354, with 356, and broke Ed Marinaro’s single season rushing record of 1,881 yards. Dorsett was given the James H. Coogan award as the game’s most Whalers' Coach Charged With Assault BIRMINGHAM, Ala (UPI) — A warrant charging New England Whalers hockey coach Harry Neale with assault was issued Friday. The warrant, sworn out by Treva Duncan, 43, alleges Neale swung a hockey stick at several persons in the stands behind the New England bench Thursday night during a game against the Birmingham Bulls. Duncan said she was struck in the head. Witnesses said Neale became agitated when several Birmingham fans began throwing ice. beer and other debris at the New England players . Andrew Eichelberger, 21, was also injured in the fight He was cut over the right eye, an injury hf sa^ required 12 stitches to close. He said he would consult with his attorney about pressing charges against Neale The case is scheduled for recorder’s court on Dec. 17. The fight broke out with 25 sec onds remaining in the final period of the contest which the Whalers won 53 A security spokesman said police protection will be beefed up at the Birmingham Jefferson civic center Sunday when the Bulls take on Minnesota Meanwhile, the World Hockey As >ociation is considering action igainst the coach. valuable player for the second straight year. Pitt needed the victory in the nationally televised game to keep its hopes of playing for the national championship when it meets fourth- ranked Georgia in the Sugar Bowl on New Year’s Day. The outcome was in doubt the first two quarters as the teams battled in steady rain to a 7-7 tie. Penn State keyed on Dorsett successfully in the first two periods, holding him to 58 yards. Both teams relied heavily in the early going on conservative ground games, and neither could accomplish much. Penn State then turned to the fast passing arm of sophomore Chuck Fusina, and he led the Lions to a 7-0 lead late in the first quarter with a 21-yard scoring pass to Bob Torrey. Fusina made the scoring pass pos sible with a 27-yard toss to Rich Mauti. Pitt then loosened its offense, and quarterback Matt Cavanaugh set up Dorsett’s first TD run by completing a 26-yard pass to Gordon Jones that put the Panthers on Penn State’s 13. Dorsett went in three plays later. Pitt obviously did some rethinking during the intermission and came aut charging Although their first series of the second half were aborted with an interception and a fumble, the Panthers scored three times in less than five minutes on their third, fourth and fifth possessions. Bob Jury paved the way for Pitt’s final score with his second interception of the game The two steals gave the junior safety nine for the season, breaking a school record of seven set in 1950 by Bill Reynolds. Long, the NCAA’s all time leading kick scorer, celebrated his successful field goal with a wild dance He was happy because last year he had an extra point attempt blocked and missed three fourth quarter field goals against the Lions, ena bling Penn State to win 7 6. Arizona Schools In PAC Eight? TUCSON. Ariz. (UPI) — A policy steering committee recommended to the Arizona Board of Regents Friday that Arizona State University and the University of Arizona join the Pacific 8 Conference if in vita tions are forthcoming, as is ex pected Soderholm Signs CHICAGO (UPI) — Eric Soder holm, former Minnesota Twins’ in fielder, agreed Friday to terms with the Chicago White Sox, the second free agent from the re-entry draft signed by the Sox in the past 48 hours Starting with the Twins in 1971, Soderholm played second, third, and shortstop His career hatting with the Twins was 257 in 407 games, and in 1975 he batted 286, had 11 home runs and 58 RBI in 117 games before going on the disabled list Aug 21 Agase Out Oklahoma Upsets Nebraska, 20-17 At Purdue WEST LAFAYETTE. Ind. (UPI) — Purdue Football Coach Alex Agase's contract will not be re newed. University President Arthur Hansen announced Friday. The announcement came only six days after the boilermakers ended their fourth consecutive losing season under Agase by dropping their traditional season-ending finale to state rival Indiana, 20 14 Hansen indicated Agase's entire staff will be replaced unless the new coach, to be chosen in a nationwide search, decides to retain any of the assistants. Agase thus became the second Big Ten coach this week to get the ax. Illinois' Bob Blackman's contract* was terminated Monday. Citing the need for a “strong com petitive team,” Hansen said it seemed “prudent to make a change ... at this time .” “The decision not to extend Coach Agase’s contract was arrived at only after much thought and careful de liberations," Hansen said. "This was a difficult decision to make in many respects. Coach Agase has been a conscientious, loyal and hard working man. He always has demon strated the highest degree of integrity and honesty.” In four seasons at Purdue, Agase's teams have compiled an 18 25 1 mark The dismissal of Agase came just three weeks after he was honored as UPI’s "Coach of the Week" for leading Purdue to a 16 14 victory over Rose Bowl-bound Michigan — the biggest upset of the college foot ball season It was thought the triumph would save Agase’s job. But when the Boi lermakers lost to arch rival Indiana Saturday for the first time in five years, speculation mounted that he would he fired Agase left Northwestern in 1972 to sign the four-year pact with Purdue With the Wildcats in 1970. Agase was named “coach of the year’’ by the football writers of America. He spent 17 years at Northwestern. eight as head coach and before that as assistant to Ara Parseghian He was the Boilermakers' 27th head coach, taking over from Bob Demoss. He started his career at Illinois where he starred at guard, but he played at Purdue as part of the war time V-12 program He led Illinois to the conference title in 1946 He played professionally at full hack with Cleveland and Baltimore and later started coaching at Iowa State DON READ, the University of Oregon head football coach, was fired Friday Athletic director John Caine said he hoped to name a successor to Read, who had three losing seasons, within two weeks Names in speculation included BUI Battle, out at Tennessee; Alex Agase, out at Purdue; Darryl Rogers, who just completed his first year at Michigan State, and Rich Brooks, former Oregon State player and assistant coach now an assistant at UCLA Read became the second Pac 8 coach fired in a week, Last week. Stanford canned Jack Christiansen even after he had five winning seasons, A *> LINCOLN. Neb (UPI) — Elvis Peacock ran for three touchdowns, the last one from two yards out with 38 seconds to play, to lift Oklahoma to a 20 17 upset of eighth ranked Nebraska and a tie for its fifth consecutive Big Eight championship By virtue of Oklahoma s win. Colorado, co-champion along with Ok lahoma and Oklahoma State, will represent the Big Eight in the Orange Bowl, while Nebraska goes to the Bluebonnet Bowl. Oklahoma earlier accepted a Fies La Bowl bid and Oklahoma State has agreed to appear in the Tangerine Bowl. Peacock’s final touchdown rapped an 85 yard, eight play drive which saw the Sooners, who turned to a razzle dazzle passing game in the closing moments, complete their only two passes of the day for 54 yards. After taking over on their own 15, reserve halfback Woody Shepard threw a 22 yard pass to Steve Rhodes on the Sooners' first throwing attempt of the afternoon Peacock, who had a one yard scoring run in the first quarter and a 50-yard touchdown jaunt early in the fourth quarter, scored the game winning touchdown on the next play Nebraska, which picked up a 33 yard field goal from A1 Eveland in the first half, had taken a 17 7 lead in the third quarter on touchdown runs of 7 yards by Curtis Craig and 4 yards by Richard Bems Nebraska failed to capitalize on two scoring opportunities early in the game. After holding Oklahoma on its first possession of the game, played before a national television audience and 76.247 fans who braved 30 degree temperatures and a 30 mile per hour wind. Nebraska defen sive end Ray Phillips blocked a Mickey Hatcher punt and the Com huskers took over on the Oklahoma 33. But fearful of attempting a field goal into the gusty wind, Nebraska turned the ball over on downs when a Vince Ferragamo pass on fourth Borg Beats Fibak For Pondus Title iW down on the 19 was hobbled by wide receiver Bobby Thomas i. Oklahoma’s next possession ended when Lott fumbled at mid field ami Nebraska's comerbaok Ted Harm* recovered the hall. But once again Nebraska went for it on fourth down and Perragamo's pass to Dwsa- Shamblin was incomplete, w. Oklahoma (hen drove 69 yards to 13 plays to Peacock's first touch down Nebraska, held to 64 yartts rushing in the first half took a 10*7 lead in the third quarter when Crfcig scored on a 7-yard run On the next possession, l-oti agnhi fumbled the hall away with Nebraska’s George Andrews re*4i vering It on the .Sooners’ 32 After Ferrzagamo hit Ken Spaeth with‘k 22 yard pass and picked up six more Bems scored from four yards out Oklahoma liegan its first drive* 61 the fourth quartter on its own 'JT with Horace Ivory running for Ys yards on the next play. Peacx^ft went off right tackle for 50 yards and his second touchdown Wimbledon Champion Bjorn Borg of Sweden Friday defeated Poland s Wojtek Fibak, 7 5. 3-6, 7 6. 7 5, to win the $70,000 Pondus Cup Tennis Tournament. The 20-year-old Swede took the third set tiebreak, 7-5, in the final of the Round Robin Tournament which also included Adriano Panatta of Italy and Romania’s Ilie Nastase Panatta beat Nastase Thursday to finish in third place RAUL RAMIREZ Friday showed why he is at the top of the commer cial union Grand Prix table with an easy 6 2. 6-4 victory over Cliff Richey of Dallas to reach the semifinals of the South Af ncan Open Tennis Championships Ramirez, 23, seemed at last to be finding the touch that was eluded him in previous rounds Richey won a cliffhanger against balding Hob Hewitt No Park-rec Gym-swim The Park and Recreation Sunday Open Gym and Swun will not be held Sunday at South Campus due to the Thanksgiving Holiday The Sunday Open Gym and Swim will resume on Sunday, December 5. at 1 00 pm, • 4 00 pm The program ts open to all rest dents of Waukesha with a daily fee of $1 00 for those 18 years and older and $ 75 for those under 18 years tennis This time for sort of South Africa Thursday but the winning streak de serted him against the top seeded Ramirez. The Mexican meets fourth seeded Brian Gott fned of Fort l-auderdaie. Fla . for a berth in the final Gottfned was never in any real trouble against South African Ray Moore, although he lost the first set In a dull match, he w»>n through to the semifinals 3 6. 6 2, 6 1 The other South African hope, young Willem Pnnsloo. who had to qualify for this tournament, lost to second seeded Harold Solomon, of Silver Spnng, Md , 7 5. 6 0 The women's final will be contested by 20 yearold South African Brigitte Cuypers and Laura Dupont of Charlotte, N C Cuypers beat her onetime teacher, defending champion Annette Du Plooy. 48, 63, A 3, while Dupont stopped the giant killing run of West Germany's Heidi Es terlehner, 6 0. 6 1 Bear Rolls 605 National A big 225 finish helped Mary Bear to a 605 national honor series in the Sunset Scratch Trio League Friday. Hear started with 196 and 184 games before hit ting the 225 '1rac/gid<^ SUPPER CLUB Hwv 18 • Wales 968 2800 DANCE 1:30-11:30 T0NITE "CHAMELEON" WED. 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