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« p Huskers Hoping to Repeat Fast Finish Against Gophers By DON FORSYTHE If a coach had to choose between a fast start and a fast finish in any football game he’d most likely go for the fast finish. That’s the big thing Nebraska coach Bob Devaney has had going for him in five previous wins over Minnesota and the Cornhusker mentor hopes this will be the case again Saturday when the Cornhuskers put a 2-01 mark on the line at Minnesota. This is the third straight trip to Minneapolis for the Cornhuskers and they’ve bounced off the ropes to claim come-from-behind wins In their last two ventures north. Two years ago Minnesota jumped off to a 14-0 lead before the Cornhuskers bounced back to tie and then settle the issue when Paul Rogers booted a 19-yard field goal with 1:32 remaining to produce a 1714 victory. Last year Minnesota took 7-0 and 14-7 leads in the first half before the Cornhuskers came storming back for a 42-14 win, * - ,. ■ .... " .v‘ 1 y'' ‘ : ' . V « ... Guy Ingles . . . returning to action. the only lopsided verdict in Devaney’s five wins over the Gqphers. This could be the week that the current Cornhuskers’ ability to come from behind is tested. Wake Forest took a 3-0 lead early in the Nebraska opener, but the Cornhuskers needed just over three minutes to take the lead and they haven’t trailed in any game since. Minnesota, however, has yet to be scored upon in the first half. The Gophers led Missouri, 9-0, at the intermission and had Ohio University on the ropes, 28-0. at halftime. “I’m not putting too much stock in the results of the Ohio University game,’’ says Devaney, “but the way Minnesota jumped out in front of Missouri indicates to me that it is a good football t«ctm.” Just as in last year’s Nebraska-Minnesota game, however, the Gophers faded in the second half at Missouri and wound up on the short end of a 34-12 score. Conditioning doesn’t appear to be a problem for the Cornhuskers, whose regulars went the distance against Southern Cal in a 21-21-standoff. Devaney reports that all of his starters will be ready to face the Gophers, including split end Guy Ingles. Ingles saw only limited duty last week while recovering from bruised ribs. And the Cornhusker quarterbacks — Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson — are the healthiest they’ve been all season. This could add a new dimension to the Nebraska at­ tack as with two sound quarterbacks available there will be no hesitation to employ the signal caller as a runner. The Gophers have revised their pass defense considerably since last year when Tagge riddled their secondary for 219 yards by hitting 15 of 23 attempts. So far the Gophers haven’t had their air defense tested like it will be by Tagge, who has connected at a brilliant .702 rate this season, or Brownson, whose mark is .800 after hitting four of five attempts last week. “We’re not contemplating any big ehanges,” says Gopher assistant Bob Gongola of the 434 defense. “Basically the best pass defense is a good rush and we hope to put Tagge and Brownson on their back a few times. Maybe that will help.” Although Nebraska has won the last five game’s in the 42- game series Minnesota holds a commanding 29-11-2 overall advantage. Most of the edge came in the 1940s when the Gophers won 10 straight against the Cornhuskers. Offense MINNESOTA (1 No. Name 86 Buetow 77 Thompson 64 George 56 Eastlund 60 Winfield 78 Hawes 80 Hamm ’10 Curry 38 Mayer 25 Marquesen 30 Cook No. Name 58 Lavaty 70 Thompson 72 Goldberg 92 Babcock 39 Chandler 50 Light 54 King 24 Anderson 28 White 27 Wright 11 Bowser -1) NEBRASKA (2 0-1) lit. Wt. Cl. Pos. CI,Wt.Ht. Name No. 6-5215 Jr. TE So. 210 6-0 List85 6-2 244Sr. LT Sr.248 6-4 Newton74 6-0225 Jr. LG Jr.237 6-3 W’ortman 65 6-2215 Sr. CC So. 2306-3Dumler 54 6-2228 Sr. RG Sr.255 6-1McGhee70 6-5 250 Sr. RTSr. 248 6-4 Winter 67 G-3212 Jr.SE Sr. 160 5-9 Ingles 88 6-2190Jr. QB Jr. 215 6-2Tagge 14 8-2215 Sr. HB Jr. 2026-2 Kinney 35 8-2 210 Jr. HBSo. 1715-10 Rodgers 20 5-11 210 Jr. FBSr. 222 6-2 Schneiss 22 Defense Ht. Wt. Cl. Pos. CI. Wt. Ht.Name No. 8-1 235Sr. LE So. 1986-2 Hyland58 6-4 235 Sr. LTJr.247 6-6 Jacobson75 MGSr.201 5-9 Periard 56 6-3235Sr. RTSr. 2386-2 Walline 76 6-4243Jr.RE So. 205 6-3 Harper81 6-2207 Jr. LB Sr. 2126-3 Murtaugh42 6-2 230 Jr. LBJr. 2086-2 Terrio 45 6-0 215 Jr. LBSr. 1995-10 Morock43 6-2197 Sr.CB So. 175 5-10 Blahak 27 6-1 185 Jr. CBJr. 1806-0 Anderson 18 6-0 187Sr. s Jr. 175 6-0 Kosch 24 6-1 170 Sr. s Allindi Glad Rockets Didn't Get Another Chance Thunderbolt Defense Holds 7-6 Statistics NE Pius First downs .................. 16 6 Rushing yardage .......... 1/7 102 Passing yardage............... 30 84 Return yardage .......... 82 29 Passes 4-10-1 4-6-0 Punts ........................... 1-53.0 4-46.2 Fumbles lost ..........'. 1 0 Yards penalized .............. 20 15 By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer “I’m just glad Northeast didn’t get another chance near the end of the game,” Pius X coach Vince Aldrich said after his Thunderbolts came off Seacrest Field a 7-6 winner Thursday night. “I’m afraid our defense was running out of gas. I don’t know if they could have held them off one more time or not.” Though giving up a touchdown to Northeast early in the first quarter on a blocked punt, the Pius defenders responded to the challenge by stoppiug Rocket thrusts inside Atokad Entries Saturday POST TIME 2:3® P.M. First race, pur»* 490®, 4-year-old* and up, claiming 41,500-1,200, 6 furlongs. RuthieJ. Charming Gal Rapid Ken Kutlah Rullah Go-Zahbi-Go Rededication River Ruler Son O' Jimmer Miss Khalette Jeanie Also: Corlee L. Turner, Forthbridge, Pr,nce Samurai, Cy's Nephew. Second race, purse $900, 4-year-olds and up Nebr. bred, claiming $1,500, 6 furlongs. Irish Leaf Countess Vie P. Stanchio Cherry Irish Cheryl Cole War Judge Moon Fox Rancher Jack Tony* Baby Special Kay Also: Sun Chic, Lady Biloxi, Miss Islander, Space Bound. Third race, purse $900, 3-year-olds, claiming $2,500, 6 furlongs. Amber Key Cute Honor Willi* Windlrace Bombcon RP To Market Restless Dawn Sully County Sal Come On Kid Miss Silvertip Rating Orb Also — Driving King Cole, Judy In Disguise, Needles Maid, Zeke The Sheik. Fourth race, purse $900, 4 year-olds and up, claiming $1,600, 4Vs furlongs. Step In Line Bud J. Big News Cleareye Hlplock Brackets Mr. Slipper Firm Bull Molly's Kin Brown Banner Also—Pairagoons, Seven Pilots. Fifth race, purse $900, 3-year-olds, claiming $2,500, 6 furlongs. Happy Clementine Wood River Miss Five Card Aramat White Rose Escar Monica E. Miss May J Sacky Sue Loveable Jeanie KosmlcTour Also: Seam's Foxy, Chinchuck, Swantina, Champ Ho. Sixth race, purse $1,200, 3-year-oldt, allowance, 5Va furlongs. Nickel Time Money Duster Yuca Lady Misamoon Gallant Cloud Paiones Pagan Seventh race, purse $1,500, 3-yearlolds, and up, claiming $5,000-$4,000, 6 furlongs. Soda Biscuit Seafarin' Man Wind Tone Foxy Cay Bert S. Ozzie Sub Broken Tarry Eighth race, purse $900, 2-year-olds, allowance 6 furlongs. Double Duke Kandy Korn Broomdale Blue Toney Fanarula Talesman Precious Butch Choice Honey Robut O. Bright Broke Also: My Lovely Lark, Happy And Fast, Poona B., Ann E Var, Z' Olngaling Kid. Ninth race, purse *900, 4-year-olds and up, claiming $1,500-11,200, 1 mile and 1-1*. Leas Lightning Miss Lorcher Spunky Bill Pride's Flyer Steel N Sugar Cincinnati Kid Goldalyn Shamrock Field Saturday Pro Grid Highlights — 11 a.m. (3). Baseball — Cincinnati at Pittsburgh, Noon, followed by Baltimore at Minnesota, 3 p.m. (3). Wide World of Sports — Motorcycling, Roller Skating, 4 p.m. (7). College Football — Alabama v. Mississippi, 8:45 p.m. (7). Bowling — - 6 p.m. (7). the ’Bolt 25-yard line on five later occasions. Pius was able to move beyond midfield just once during the entire contest, but the ’Bolts made that trip pay off. Quarterback Mike Aldrich, son of the veteran mentor, got a sputtering offense in gear during the last minute of the first half to move 80 yards to a touchdown in just four plays. Then sophomore Tom Franssen provided the winning point with a conversion kick that started to sail left but hit the upright and caromed through. “I can’t say much for our offense,” Aldrich admitted, “but the one drive proved enough. Though the defense finally stood its ground each time,” he added, “they were getting beaten to the punch most of the time and disappointed me too.” Northeast’s Ed McMeen and LINCOLN, NEBRASKA FRIDAY, OCT. 2, 1970-P.M. PAGE 15 Mike Anderson teamed up to block the first two Pius punts. After the first one, the Rockets gained the Pius 11 before giving up the ball on downs. Three plays later McMeen blocked another and Anderson scooped up the ball and rambled into the end zone from the nine. “We thought we could run an inside traip play and get a two- point conversion,” Northeast coach Bob Els said. But the try failed and the ’Bolts one blast overcame the deficit. After Northeast lost the hall on downs at the Pius 20, the Rockets stoirmed back on their next possession to the ’Bolts 22. But this threat was stopped when Mike Fox intercepted a pass in the end zone with just over a minute left in the half. Four plays later Pius scored. Tom Rempe ran for five and then Aldrich threw a long bomb which Northeast defender Randy Schlegel tipped. The ball fell into Rempe’s haifds for a 44-yard gain to the Rocket 25. Aldrich then, zeroed in on Ñicky Payne for 24 more yards to the seven and on his third straight completion he looped one to Paul Nevels in the end zone with the dock showing just 11 seconds until i/i- termissiom The Rockets had two more threats stopped in the second half. One got to the 22, the other to the Pius three late in the game. Then the Pius offense responded. Nevels, facing third aind 10 at the six, gained a crucial first down with a 14- yard scamper and later Aldrich ran a keeper for another first down to enable the ’Bolts to run out the clock. “It was a real evening of frustration,” Els said. “We seemed to move the ball so well until we’d get down close and then not be able to score.” The triumph was the second intra-city win for Pius in six days. Last Saturday night the Thunderbolts upset unbeaten Lincoln High, 13-0. Northeast ........................ 6 Pius X .............................. 0 0—6 o~; Northeast — M. Anderson 9 run with blocked punt. (Run failed). Pius X — Nevels 7 pass from Aldrich (Franssen kick). STAFF PHOTO1 -BY HARALD DREIMANIS Lincoln Pius X halfback Tom Rempe (21) makes a key 44-yard reception, leading to the Thunderbolts’ touchdown. The underthrown pass was tipped into Rempe’s hands by Rocket defender Randy Schlegel. ’Bolt halfback Paul Nevels (32) also moves in. Plainsmen Have Score to Settle NWU Secondary Braces for Texans Baseball Ex-Minnesota Twin manager Billy Martin, 42, hats been named manager of the Detroit Tigers to replace Mayo Smith. California’s Alex Johnson stroked two singles in three times at bat for the Angels to edge Boston’s Carl Yastrzemski by .0003 with a .3289 average for the American League batting crown. St. Louis Cardinal pitcher Bob Gibson has signed his 1971 contract for a reported $150,000. The Baltimore Orioles have rehired manager Earl Weaver for 1971 with an estimated $10.000 raise. Minnesota Twins veteran outfielder Bob Allison, the AL 1959 Rookie of the Year who hit 256 career home runs, will retire as an active player Oct. 19. Football The Miami Dolphins have claimed defensive tackle Frank Cornish on waivers and plan to activate back Mercury Morris. The Kansas City Chiefs have declined to comment on reports they have been fined $5,000 by the NFL for sending an ejected player into an exhibition game wearing a teammate’s jersey. Golf Dean Beman shot an eight- under-par 63 to tie the Cape Fear Country Club record in Wilmington, N.C., and to take a two-stroke first-round lead in the Azalea Open tournament. Other Sports An Oklahoma City race car driver, Jimmy Whitson Jr., 37, was killed when his car crashed against a railing in. the Super A stock car feature at the Oklahoma State Fair. The National Basketball Associaton Cincinnati Royals have asked that unsigned guard Flynn Robinson be placed on the suspended list. STANDINGS Kickoff—1:30 p.m., Minnesota Memorial Stadium. Broadrasts-WOW (590). KFAB (1110), KFOR (1240), KLIN (1400). Kapp to Make Boston Home Kapp Boston — The Boston Patriots announced Friday the acquisition of Joe Kapp, the star quarterback who played out his option while leading the Minnesota Vikings to the National Football League championship last year. Coach Clive Rush of the Patriots said Kapp would be activated immediately but would not start Sunday against the Baltimore Colts here. He said he did not know if the 6-3, 215-pound veteran would see action in the game. Kapp, technically a free agent at the end of the 1969 season, sat out the first two games this season while negotiating for a new contract with Minnesota. President Billy Sullivan of the Patriots told a news conference that in compliance with National Football League policy even though Kapp was a free agent, the Patriots were making compensation to the Vikings for his acquisition. He said Boston was giving up John Charles, a four year veteran safety from Purdue who has been a regular with the Patriots and was Boston’s No. 1 draft choice as a rookie. He signed a contract with the Patriots earlier this week after a contract dispute. The team also is giving up an undisclosed 1972 draft choice. Sullivan said the Vikings agreed to the terms and the deal had been cleared by the league office. Kapp, who reportedly was seeking a five year, $1.25 million contract with the Vikings, refused to discuss terms of his agreement with Boston. “I’m here to play football,” Kapp said. “I don’t want to talk money or contract.” The former Viking star added that his attorney, John Elliot Cook, had been handling all money arrangements. veteran offense to say Should Work in Quickly Both Kapp and Rush indicated that they felt the quarterback would be able to work into the Boston within a reasonable period, but that neither wanted how long he thought it would take. “All football has certain similarities,” said Kapp, who played for eight years in the Canadian League before joining the Vikings in 1967. “The change from Canada to Minnesota was drastic compared to this one. Here, we’re talking the same language type of game, just using different words. I think it will be tough but not as tough as it was before.” Knights, Fremont Feature Prep Tilt PROBABLE Offense Roals (209) D. Butler (225) G. Bergt (226) M. Butler (230) Caster (232) Howard (205) McLaughlin (207) McKelvey (197) . Tapp (177) ... Kemling (166) J. Ellis (165) NWU Pos. . E . T .. LINEUPS Defense (200) Peery (218) Griftin Sunday 10:30 Show 10:30 Notre Dame Football — a.m. (3). College Grid Highlights p.m. (7). Bob Devaney p.m. (7-10). Pro Football — San Francisco v. Atlanta, Noon, followed by Minnesota v. Green Bay, 3 p.m. (6-10). Bowling — Noon (7). G ..... (187) Kearns C __ (194) Gleason G (194) Young T ......(240) Harding E ..... (232) Caster B (158) R. Eilis B (160) R. Steph'son B .... (175) Nannen B .. (175) Rotters Kickoff: 2 p.m. Saturday, O. N. Magee Stadium, 53rd and Huntington. By STEVE GUSS There are a number of football teams with which Nebraska Wesleyan has a score to settle. Austin College is at the top of the list. The Plainsmen can’t even an 0-3 deficit they have in the series with the Kangaroos Saturday afternoon at O.N. Magee Stadium, but some bad memories can be erased. Wesleyan failed to score in the first two games against the Sherman, Tex. club, and despite a good showing in a 3520 loss last year, NWU was trounced in the statistics. The biggest problem area has been the defensive secondary which Austin has riddled for 681 yards in the three games. With ground gains added, the Kangaroos have piled up 1.219 total offensive yards, an average of 406 per game. There are major differences in the two clubs this season, however, most of them in NWU’s favor. Harold Chaffee’s yellow and brown are “up” for this game. For one thing, Austin’s superb quarterback Wesley Eben, who tossed eight touchdown passes in those three defeats, has graduated. Also, Joe Meatie, a 6-0, 190- pound running back, who tore Wesleyan up in 1967, missed the last six games in 1968 and the first three this season with a knee injury. The loss of these two standouts and the dependency on young players (there are only eight seniors on the squad), has hurt the Kangaroos in a 1-2 season to date. Austin defeated Mexico City University, 32-16, but has since lost to Southwestern, Tenn., 1913, and Northwood, Tex., 29-20. Those two defeats equal the number the Kangaroos suffered all last year. Coach Duane Nutt has one regular back who could be tough on the Plainsmen, 5-10, 180-pound running back Mitchell Dickson, who led the team in rushing last season with 664 yards, 5.1 a carry. Two receivers, 6-0, 180-pound Butch Gladen (22 grabs for 643 yards and six TDs) and 6-3,185- pound Byron Boston, who snared two scoring strikes from Eben last year against NWU, are back. Austin’s quarterback situation is unusual. Danny Edwards, a 5-11, 170-pound freshman who was listed as a defensive back on the preseason roster, has been doing most of the signal calling. Seldom-used Bob Kirkpatrick is mm SPORTS SLATE All events free unless followed by •; all times a.m. unless boldfaced for p.m. Friday Local Prep Football— Lincoln High v. East at Seacrest Field, 70th and A, 7:30.*< KLIN-KFOR). Saturday Local Prep Football — Fremont at Southeast, Seacrest Field, 70th and A, 7:30.* (KFOR). College Football— Austin College at Nebraska Wesleyan, 53rd and Huntington, 2.* State College Football— Southern, S.D. at Peru, 7:30; Westmar at Dana, 2; Kearney at Chadron, 7:30; Wayne at Omaha, 1:30; Concordia at Hastings, 7:30; Northwestern at Midland, 7:30. Horse Racing — Atokad, 2:30.* National College Football— Nebraska at Minnesota, 1:30,* (KLIN-KFOR- KFAB-WOW). the backup. Nutt’s biggest problem has been in this department. “We were inside Northwood’s 20- yard line five times Saturday and couldn’t score,” the second-year coach says. Still, the team has a 65-64 point edge and can put the ball over the goal line. However, the Kangaroos have yet to face a defense like Wesleyan’s which is allowing only 51.3 yards rushing per contest. Even NWU’s secondary, which has eight interceptions, has cut down its opponents’ average to 105.3 yards passing a game and only one TD. Despite some injury problems on his No. 2 and 3 units, Chaffee is smiling these days. “We’re coming so well. They’re beginning to talk to each other out there and getting more confidence every game.” NWU lineup changes will have Dan Howard moving back to offensive tackle replacing injured Jim Horrocks. John McLaughlin, recovered fully from an ankle injury, will start at tight end. Quarterback Steve McKelvey has a broken middle finger on his left hand, but it won’t hamper his throwing. “But, I won’t be afraid to use (Dave) McGrane,” says Chaffee of his No. 2 quarterback who looked good briefly against Missouri Western Saturday. American Final Standings East Division Won Lost Pet. GB Baltimore .......... 108 54 .667 — New York ..... 93 69 .5/4 15 Boston ; z. .. 87 75 .537 21 Detroit ....... 79 83 .488 29 Cleveland ........ 76 86 .469 32 Washington ........ 70 92 .432 38 West Division Minnesota 98 64 .605 — Oakland ............. 89 73 .549 9 California ........... 86 76 .531 12 Milwaukee ........ 65 97 .401 33 Kansas City ....... 65 97 .401 33 Chicago .............. 56 106 .346 42 Thursday's Results Regular Season Ends Detroit 1, Cleveland 0 Baltimore 3, Washington 2 Minnesota 4, Kansas City 0 Oakland 5, Milwaukee < California 5, Chicago 4, 13 innings Only games scheduled. National Final standings East Division Won Lost Pet. GB Pittsburgh .......... 89 73 .549 — Chicago ............. 84 79 .519 5 New York .......... 83 79 .512 6 St. Louis ........... 76 86 .469 13 Philadelphia ..... 73 88 .453 ISVa Montreal — .73 89 .451 16 West Division Cincinnati .......... 102 60 .630 — Los Angeles ....... 87 74 .540 14Va San Francisco 86 74 .531 16 Houston 79 83 .488 23 Atlanta 76 86 . 469 2o San Diego .......... 63 99 .389 39 Thursday's Results Regular Season Ends Chicago 4, New York 1 Philadelphia 2, Montreal 1, 10 innings Cincinnati 4, Atlanta 1 Houston 5, San Francisco 4 Pittsburgh 9, St. Louis 5 Los Angeles 7, San Diego 4 Pro Exhibitions By Associated Press Thursday's results NBA Baltimore 129, Atlanta 120 Milwaukee 109, Chicago 94 Only games scheduled ABA Texas 120, Floridians 118 Indiana 120, Kentucky 114 Only games scheduled By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer The weekend’s feature high school football game in the state, pitting No. 2 rated Southeast and third-ranked Fremont, is set for Saturday night at Seacrest Field in the Capital City. The clash caps a triple treat for Lincoln fans which started with Thursday night’s Northeast-Pius X contest. A matchup between two other crosstown rivals, East and Lincoln High, was scheduled for Friday night. Southeast and Fremont will both bring perfect 3-0 records to the Saturday night affair. The Lincoln club has scored 101 points and given up just 32 while downing North Platte, Northeast and Hastings. The visiting Tigers have tallied fewer points — 76 — but given up less — 24 — in beating Northeast, Grand Island and Norfolk. Against the one common foe, Fremont opened the season with a 12-2 win over Northeast, while Southeast downed the Rockets 28-0 the following week. A lot of eyes will be focused on Fremont’s Mr. Do Everything, halfback Riteh Bahe. The six-foot, 180-pound senior scored 29 of his team’s 30 points last weekend with four touchdowns, a pair of conversion boots and a 35-yard field godl. Three of Bahe’s four TD’s came on plays that covered 50 yards or more. Against Northeast he tallied all 12 Fremont points on a 70-yard pass interception return and a 62- yard dash with a short aerial from quarterback Phil Christensen. “We’re going to try to be aware of where he is at all times,” Southeast coach Frank Solich says, “but we’re not going to change our basic way of playing defense because of him. He’s hurt most teams with those big, long touchdown plays. Our aim will be to keep from letting that happen.” Solich points out that his Knights have been successful to date with their established offensive and defensive formations “nd we’ve been spending our time this week trying to improve and polish those things in the hopes that we’ll execute them even better.” Even if Southeast can prevent the long bomb play, Solich says he’s worried. “They’re bigger than we are and have a hard-hitting attack. Pm afraid they might be able to come right at us and five-vard us to death.” Fremont coach Jack Bryant is proud of Bahe’s accomplishments so far this fall, but feels football is a team game. “It’s taken some other people to get him out in the open and on his way,” Bryant points out. “I wish our opponents would play us like we were a one-man team. They’d be in for a surprise and find out we have some other good football players too.” Bryant adds that “we’ve improved every week since the Northeast game. But we’re not so good that we don’t still work hard and worry. I just hope we play as well as we can and that it turns out to be a good, well matched game.”

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