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NerlhwMt Arkonvai TIMES, Sun., S«pt. 15, 1974 · SB FAYKTTIVILLI, ARKANSAS Grant Hall Hogs Stun Trojans 22-7 Leather Lungs Are Useful For Arkansas Soccer Coach No one who knows Harry Franzreb would be surprised to learn that he is a coach. Harry is possessed of the leatheriest lungs this side of Tarzan. He can be heard most days at the University of Arkansas practice field, directing the soccer team. Soccer is what he played as a youngster in West Ger- · many, and what he coached as an undergraduate at Penn State. But his years at Penn State also kindled his interest in other sports. Harry used to be a neighbor . of. mine, and I'll never forget the roar that came down from his apartment: when John Cappelletti was named the Heisman Trophy winner. Or how excited he was the day the Pirates traded for Ken Brett. Soccer remains his passion, however. "I was born in West Germany, and my father was a soccer referee," he explained. "I've been involved in the sport for as long as I can remember." He Is excited by the prospects of this year's Arkansas team: "This is our fourth year, and we have by far the best players and best schedule yet." The schedule is highlighted by a game against the University of Mexico. "They finished sixth in a tournament in France last year, so they call themselves', the sixth best university team in "the'world," said Franzreb. "They're on a 10-college tour of the United States now, and they'll end it against us here on September 29." Harry added, "This is the first time the University of Arkansas will have played an international team in any sport. "We're pretty proud of that. I just hope we can play a good game." Paid His Own Way Toward that end, Franzreb paid his own way to the University of Indiana last week to scout .the Mexico team. "If we don't kick the ball 40 to 50 yards when we're supposed to, they're going to be on us the whole ball game," he reported. So he has been scrimmaging his team every day, rain or. shine, and making latecomers run laps. "Scrimmaging is really the only way you can see what your weaknesses are," he said. "And with 11 players on a side and only 25 on our team, it hurts practice when guys are late." Eleven of the 25 Razorbacks are from foreign countries. "With players from eight different countries," said Frarizreb;''"what we try to do is synthesize the Latin American style with the European style. "The, Latin Americans like to work the ball in a triangle with short passes. The Europeans favor a wide-open game, with long passes from the halfbacks to the wings and center fonvards. I prefer the European style, but I think we can blend both." During a recent practice, I remarked that one of the players looked to weigh no more than 100 pounds. "That's Mike Hammond of Bolivia," said Harry. "He's 16 years old. He's having a heckuva prietice today." It reminded me of something former Hazorback basketball Coach Lanny Van Eman said one time; "I think soccer should be played in every elementary school in America, because anyone can play it. Besides that, it's great for conditioning and costs practically nothing." Naturally, Harry endorsed those sentiments: "All you really need is a pair of soccer shoes and a ball," he said. "Last year we operated on a $1050 budget, and gave $70 back. The first U of A team made its own goalposts out of two-by-fours. As for conditioning, the ; average halfback runs from eight to 15 miles in a soccer game." It's A World Game Not to 'mention the fact that soccer has a world championship. Surely a nation which supports the World Series, World Football League, World Hockey Association and World Team Tennis should participate in World Cup Soccer. According to CBS sports, the United States plans just such participation in 1978. Hopefully, U.S. fans will behave better than those of Manchester United did last month. Thousands of Manchester fans rioted in London at United's first game after the once-mighty club had been relegated to the English Second Division. Police said fans smashed windows and light bulbs aboard subways, rampaged along the roadways lead- Ing up to Brisbane Road Stadium and fought in the stands inside the park. Sixteen fans were arrested and more than 200 others were thrown out of the stadium. But that's nothing. Honduras and El Salvador waged a five-day war after a 1969 Cup game. And in June of this year, President Mobutu of Zaire warned his team not to come back if it lost. If you think that 65 million viewers for Super Bowl VIII was a lot, consider the fact that 800 million people in Europe, Asia, Africa and Australia watched coverage of this year's World Cup Final. Of course, not quite that many turn out for University of Arkansas soccer. For one thing, instead of West Germany and Holland, the Razorbacks mostly play teams like Ouachita, Southwest Missouri State, Evangel, North Texas State and Philander Smith. For another, they don't compete in the Southwest Conference. But what's important is that the players love the sport and work hard at it. When they don't work hard enough, Harry Franzreb gives them a dressing- down at halftime. "Come on," he says. "You're not doing that bad, but your minds are somewhere else. Let's concentrate on soccer." Don't get the idea that Harry is all gruffness, though. After I had watched his team practice for 45 minutes in the rain, he came over and said, "Hey, man, thanks for coming by. We're not through yet, but you're getting awfully wet." Mighty Trojan Horse Hobbled By BILL KEN NAN TIMES Sports Writer LITTLE ROCK - When you're on top of the football world it's very easy to be gracious, but when you're not it's a completely different story. Coach John McKay of the Southern Cal Trojans suffered a sudden and unexpected drop in football stature at the hands of a group of young and emotional Razorbacks. The unexpected nature of the event was obvious in-McKay's post-game post-mortem. "We played poorly on defense, kicked poorly, and blocked poorly," said McKay while puffing malcontently on a post-game cigar. After a pause he blurted out, "They were better prepared. They just beat the hell out of us." McKay illustrated his disappointment by chomping on a cigar during most of the interview. He quickly recalled at one point, "they didn't show us anything different than last year. I saw just one hole that was worth running through all night. We'd drive down the field and then throw an interception. What else can you say." Quarterback Pat Haden, a preseason Heisman Trophy hopeful, suffered repeated disaster at the hands of the Arkansas defense. McKay found fault with Haden's performance. "Haden was definitely not accurate tonight. He was rushed, but he also had receivers open," said McKay. "But it's not his fault entirely. They were just a better team than we were tonight. We did not play well at all." It almost seemed at times as if the Trojans didn't really believe that it was all happening to them. But McKay refused to proffer excuses or plead overconfidence on the part of his team. "They have good kids who blocked, tackled, and ran better than we did. That's what this game is all about. We were ready, there were no surprises, they're just a helluva a lot better than we are." Anthony Davis, who scored the only Southern Cal touch down, found the Arkansas de- fense'tough on every play. "Arkansas was ready to go on any given situation there was a standout on each play," said Davis. , McKay said his Trojans plan- need a quick, immediate return trip to Los Angeles. For sure it will be a silent one. Redbirds Club Phillies 9-2 (TUVTESphoto By Ken Good) HEAD-ON COLLISION . .Arkansas' Ike Forte and Southern Cal's Richard Wood are about to make contact in action last night at Little Rock Hogs "Creates t Game" By GRANT HALI, TIMES Sports Editor LITTLE ROCK-The best passer John McKay has ever seen did not complete his first pass against Arkansas until 12 second remaining in the third quarter of the Razorback game with Southern Cal here Saturday night. Pal Haden finished the game with six completions in 18 attempts, and all the Arkansas players said things like "you can't take anything .y from him," after the game. Bui the fact is that the Porkers, did take four passes away from him Floyd Hogan got two, Brad Thomas one and Tommy Harris one. Said Hogan "This said Thomas in the raucus atmosphere of the Razorback dressing room. But Winston wasn't worried Asked-if the ball he was chit- greatest game, and the team's greatest game. We've been playing together a -year now, and we have great confidence in each other." Thomas got his interception late in the game. and was immediately tackled by teammate Dennis Winston. "I wish he hadn't- done that!" ching WHS h i s , Winston smiled and nodded, indicating thai it was the g;ame ball. Winston said he and Trojan half back Anthony Davis had gotten well-acquainted during the contest. "I kept asking him if he ever wanted to come back to Arkansas," said Winston. "He just smiled." Winston added thai reporls that he had picked up Davis at the airport and shadowed him ever since were untrue. A r k a n s a s Coacli Frank jBroylcs said that the Razor- is my j backs' defensive effort was the best in his years at Arkansas "Hayden is a great nasrer, and to keep him from putting any points on the Scoreboard is great tribute to our defense." Architect of the Hog's" pass coverage was secondary coach Biil Lewis, but ho refused to take the credit. "What we hac was a great team effort," said .ewis. "We had eleven players swarming the ball on every play. I wouldn't pinpoint any one area as most important. Echoing those sentiments was ackle -Ion Rhiddlehoover. who said, "We never really got to Haden, but we kept him con- ained. He scrambled a lot and :hat's what we wanted him to io." Former Arkansas quarter- hack Bill Montgomery, cheering lis alma mater on in the closing minutes, noted how pass College Scores PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Centerfielder Bill Robinson misplayed Lou Brock's second- inning two-run single, allowing two more runs to score and the St Louis Cardinals beat the Philadelphia Phillies 9-2 Saturday night and took over first place in the National League EflSt The Cardinals grabbed a half- game lead over the Pittsburgh Pirates, who lost 17-2 earlier in the day to the Montreal Expos. Losing 1-0, the Cardinals loaded the bases in the second on an infield single by Bake McBride and walks to Ken Reitz and pitcher John Curtis. Brock then singled sharply to center and the ball skipped by Robinson, allowing two more runs to score. Robinson was charged with a three-base error. coverages have changed in thel o h t t ) Slatc 3J - Minnesota 19 four years since he played:'^"" 1 "" ^ * ~ "We used to always rush four men, and blitz a lot, but tonight Arkansas has been rushing only three. That"means there are eight guys back there defending, and it can rattle even the greatest passers. Pat Haden was so rattled at the end that he dropped back out of the end zone for a safety. Up in the press box, Wilson Mathcws saul, "' 'hi'nk we put it on them this time." Army 11, Lafa^plie. 7 Delaware Stale 31 Paterson St 10 Navy 35. Virginia 23 I'enn stale 2J, Stanford 20 Slippory Rock 47, E Kl rtiud ?burg 20 Georgia 48, Oregon Stale 35 Kentucky 38. Virginia Tech 7 Vanderbill 28, Chattanooga 6 William . Mary 17, Wafce Forcsi 6 Florida 21, CnHlnrnia 17 Delaware 14, Akron 0 Illinois 16. Indiana 0 M i c h i g a n State -11, Northwestern 7 Nebraska 61, Oregon 7 N'orlh Dakoln 34, Montana State 14 Stephen F Austin 3a. North Michigan 2 21, Austin Peay 7 Oklahoma 28. Baylor 11 Oklahoma Slate 59, Wirhita Stale 0 West Texas Stale 37. Drake Univ 17 Wisconsin 28. Purdue U . , ,, .,, , East Michigan 20. West ilichipa'ri 19 Heidelberg Cot. 25. Dpfiance Col. 31 Kansas St Univ XI, Tulsa 24 Air Force 37. Idaho 0 Utah Stale 17. Wyoming 7 Defense Leads 111 Upset; Haden Canned LITTLE ROCK, Ark. ( A P ) , -Arkansas' defense, led by safety Floyd Hpgan and linebacker Dennis Winston, shut down Southern Cal's vaunted attack as the Razorbacks upset tha fifth-ranked Trojans 22-7 Saturday night. Hogan set up 10 of Arkansas' points with two pass interceptions and Winston dogged the steps of USC tailback Anthony Davis. USC Coach John McKay had labeled Trojan quarterback PAT Haden the greatest passer ha had ever seen, but Arkansas' defenders gave him littie opportunity. The secondary of Kogan, Brad Thomas, Rollcn Smith and Tommy Harris continually covered Haden's intended receivers and intercepted four passes. Haden did not complete his first pass until the final play of the third period. .His first 13 pass plays resulted in three interceptions, five incomplete passes and fiv« scrambles. The 20lh-ranked Razorbacks, a two-touchdown underdog, clinched the victory on a IS- play, 65-yard drive on their first possession of the second half. Mark Miller, who operated Arkansas' wishbone much of the night, dived over from the one on third down to maks it 17-7. The march began after Harris intercepted a pass by Haden. Hogan set up Arkansas' first ouchdown when he returned a Haden interception 66 yards to he USC 32. Ike Forte, a junior college transffer who gained 91) /ards on 10 carries, scored from 7 yards out after taking » pitch from Miller. Hogan's 26- fatd return of another Hadea nterception resulted in a 22- ·ard field goal that put Aransas on lop 20-7 late in th» hird period. USC's only touchdown ram* on a 100-yard kickoff return by }avis and tied the score 7-7 midway through the first period. T-Tech Blasts Cyclones 24-3 LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) Sophomore quarterback Tom my Duniven, playing his firs varsity game, threw a key sec ond quarter pass and engi neered a running attack led by Larry Isaac to spark Texa Tech to a 24-3 nonconferenci victory over Iowa State Satur day night. Isaac, a sophomore who wa Newcomer of the Year in th Southwest Conference last sea son. rushed for 126 yards in 1 carries and scored two touch downs. His scoring runs wen iO yards in the first quarte and 24 in the final period. Duniven completed nine of 1 passes for 76 yards and rushe for 36 more. TCU Gets Past Arlington 12-3 FORT WORTH, T«x. (AP) Texas Christian ushered in th coaching era of former sup star Jim Shofner Salurda night with a lacklustre 12-3 vi tory over cross county riv University of Texas-Arlington The highly favored Southwe Conference club flashed on occasional signs of power an finesse after striking quick lor a field goal and a tone down that ended the Horn Frogs scoring until the fin minutes. Most of the visiting Mave ieks scoring threats were co fined to field goal attempts a Gary Briscoe hit a 23-yarder his fifth attempt of the eveni I with about ttven minute* let Sooners Down Baylor 28-11 'i.':. ·· · · ·- NORMAN. Okla. (AP) ^ ubbery-Iegged Joe Washington d Oklahoma to a 21-point urth-quarter outburst Saturday ind the No. 1-ranked Sooners vercame a mistake-riddled rst half to subdue a feisty aylor team 28-11. The Baylor Bears, despite eing obviously outmanned by le Big Eight champions, trail- el by only two points, 7-5, at le end of three periods. Kansas State Trips Hurricane MANHATTAN, Kan. ( A P ) -Monster Les Chaves picked up a blocked punt and rambled 30 yards for a touchdown Saturday that assured Kansas State Aggies Dump Clemson 24-0 COLLEGE STATION, Tex. P) _ Halfback Skip Walker lipped through for two touch- owns and Texas AM defend- rs grabbed four fumbles ' as he Aggies beat Clemson 24-0 in an intersectional game Satur- lay. Walker, a 189-pound junior ran over from the Clemsor hree in the second quarter anc shook off three ladders on a dash in the third period. With the victory clinchec midway in the fourth quarter, a stiff fight broke out between the two teams after A1V stopped Clemson on a fourth down run near midfielcl. It took officials and coaches a 'ull minute to break up severa 'ighls that ' spread h a l f the length of the field. Both team drew personal foul penalties. Walker's running mate, half back Bubba Bean, scored on 32-yard sprint for AM an was the rushing leader with 18 yards. Walker had 87. The veteran AM defense which includes all 11 starter from last season, did not allo\ Clemson inside the AM 40 un til late in the third period. Tha drive fizzled when safety Tin- Gray jumped on Ken Callicutt' fumble at the AM three. AM then sealed the victor by driving 97 yards for its thir touchdown. It was Bean's second grea rushing game against Clcmso in two years. He gained 20 yards in AM'a 30-15 victory a Clemson, S.IX, last year. But the Sooners stopped imbling the ball and put the aine away with three quick hdowns in the final period, ne on a nine-yard run by 'ashington. Washington picked up where e left off last year as the Big ight's leading rusher as he ounced off tacklers for 156 ards in only 17 carries, an av- ragc of more than nine yards er try. Washington, a 180-pound jun- r from Port A r t h u r , Tex., had 65-yard punt return for an ap- arent touchdown cnUecl back n the first period. His longest un of the day was 49 yards. The Sooners other fourthquar- cr touchdowns came on a oiic- ard plunge by quarterback teve Davis and an 11-yard cn- around run by split end Tinker 31-14 'ulsa. Chaves's football: victory burst came with from the Missouri Valley Conference had fallen behind 17-0 at the half but then threatened to run the Wildcats out of their own stadium. Cowboys Club Wichita St. 59-0 STILLWATER, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma State University unveiled a host of speedy newcomers Saturday, headed by freshman Terry Miller and j u n - ior college , transfer Kenny Walker, in mauling out-manned Wichita Slate 59 p before a football season-opening c r o w d o f 34,0000. Mustangs Edge N. Texas St. 7-6 IRVING, Tex (AP)--Southern Methodist Quarterback Ricky Wesson squirmed six yards for a touchdown in the third quarter Saturday night and Clint Hackney kicked the deciding point to give the Mustangs a gels. Dick Allen Quits Baseball CHICAGO (AP) -- Diels Allen, the controversial Chicago White Sox 1 slugging first baseman who leads the American League with 34 home runs' announced his retirement from baseball Saturday night. Allen, 34, made his decision with one more year to go on his contract which is estimated at $250.000 a year. Allen, who has 88 runs batted in and a .301 average this season, made his announcement alter meeting with his teammates Saturday prior to a night game with the California An- 7-6 victory over! He planned to call a news State which was nference but then decided gainst it and left the Whits ox clubhouse. Roland Hemond, g e n e r a l lanager of the White Sox, con- rmed Allen's decision. "He met with the players, ild them of his decision and ien left," said Hemond. "I link he wanted to meet with press and then decides gainst it." hard-earned North Texas seeking revenge for Coach Hayden Fry. The underdog Mean Green shocked heavily favored SMU with a touchdown early in the first quarter on a LSU Stomps Colorado 42-14 BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) -Brad Davis ran for two touchdowns and Louisiana Slate University wore down Colorado with its new veer offense en route to a 42-H football victory Saturday night. The ninth-ranked Tigers built a 35-0 lead before allowing Colorado a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns, one of them coming on a blocked punt. (TIMESpholo By Ken Good) ARKANSAS STREAKER .. .Hog safely Floyd Hogan race,! with the.ball after intercepting a Pal Haden pass in Saturday night's 22-7 victory Texas Steams Past BC 42-19 NEWTON, Mass. (AP) -- exas' lOlh-ranked Longhorns, larged up by reserve quarter- ack Mike Prcssley after a luggish start, exploded for 21 oints in the second period and ·ent on to rout Boston Collegs 2-19 Saturday night in a 1974 nntball opener. Taking over after starting uarterback Marty Akins suf- ered a concussion early in the econd quarter, Presley was a ne-man gang in rallying the ^onghorns. The junior speedster with a ifle-like arm capped a 95-yard larch by scoring on a short un and then set' up two mor« ouchdowns, moving Texas into n insurmountable 21-3 halfllm* cad. Houston Zeroes Rice Owls 21-0 HOUSTON (AP) -- Donnl* Quick Draw" McGraw lived up to his nickname with a 91- yard touchdown run in the first quarter Saturday night to rocket 19th-ranked Houston to a 21-8 victory over crosstown rival Rice. . . ,. McGraw, a running back rushed over 100 yards for th« fifth straight game with 178 yards on 20 carries, took a last- second pitch from quarterback David Husmann and shot down the sideline on a clearing block by light end Marty Watts with only four minutes gone in th« game. Cougar running back Marshall Johnson scored almost as dramatically in the second quarter when he ran through three would-be tacklers on a 24- yard touchdown jaunt that gave Houston a U-0 halftime lead.

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