Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on September 15, 1974 · Page 18
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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Sept. 15, 1974 FAVITTIVILLC, ARKANSAS Hopes High For Big losers NFL Openers On Tap Today ; , By HOWARD SMITH S' AP SporU Writer Th« Houston Oilers and the San Diego Chargers, teams that -^combined for a total of only '·'Jttfee victories last season, have X' r high hopes heading into their ''.{X. * H a n a l Football League ':Bpener Sunday in the Astro- Is'-,' "W»'v« worked hard and tins i^,it»m has a great deal of spirit despite · what has happened to vrdistract us from football," said "'Houston defensive end Elvin . Bethea, referring to the pro- jV.lon'^ed players" strike. ;.\'-.The Chargers, under new 1 ''head coach Tommy Protho, also 'l.'^ssy they mean business. -"We don't intend lo be the ;,, laughing stock of the league .'·this year," said wide receiver ." : Jerry LeVias. "I don't think the ( "t 'Oilers do either. The Oilers ',,;. aren't going to be a soft touch F ;.e«ny more than we are." Elsewhere, Super Bowl cham- Buoniconli and running back | back posilion and eilher Duane Hawkeyes 24-7 In League Tilt , : . ANN ARBOR, Mich, (AP) -Substitute quarterback Mark ;Eliinga threw a 10-yard touch ^owri pass to Gil Chapman and fr«n one yard for another to pace sixth-ranked Michigan t ;» 24-7 victory over Iowa Satur "day in their Big Ten college : football opener. Fullback Chuck H e a t e r scored the other Michigan touchdown. ; ' The Wolverines played with jeut. star quarterback Dennis Tranklin, who was suffering a virus and did not suil up for the game. V Elzinga was the starter after ·the surprise announcement about Franklin's illness. Elzinga guided Michigan 7! yards in nine plays with the -team's first possession ant : Heater, a senior convertec from tailback, climaxed the drive with a two-yard scoring run. ·«] Elzinga scored on a one-yard sneak five minutes later to con elude a 10-play march after .·Don Dufek intercepted a Rol Tick pass at the Iowa 45. Tiie Hawkey e Gth graf Airmen Rout Idaho 37-0 : Am FORCE ACADEMY CAP) -- Ken Wood score $hree touchdowns and gained 9 as the Air Force Acade _· smothered Idaho 37-0 in th '·Reason's opening football gam ,Jor'both teams. " ,The Falcons rolled up 28 j'ards rushing in an ove Towering ground attack. Ai ^Torce used the pass only eigh ; for 51 yards. Idaho was limited lo II Srards rushing 'and 33 passing IJThe Vandals got as close as th (jMr .Force 30-yard line in the f ial quarter but lost the ball o $ .fumble. ^..Several promising Idaho dri *s were stymied by fumble Snd penalties throughout th ja'me. The Vandals were naile *for .10 penalties covering 5 5ards. Idaho lost four fumble tjnd had one pass intercepted. J: Marshall Brantle.v was Ida ·ho's top ground gainer with yards on four carries. J ' A i r Force's Dave Lawso fcicked a 28-yard field goal i Jtfie first quarter to open t h scoring.- i Wood made it 10-0 less tha four minutes later on a three .yard run and Lawson added 38 : y'ard field goal with 1:10 le: In-the first period. ; Wood put Ihe game out t Teach, scoring from the nine I give the Falcons a 20-0 lead a intermission. AL East Teams Plan Drawing v NEVV YORK (AP) -- Fou American League East team .will participate in a drawing t ·itablish procedures for ties i the division race, league Pres .d«nt Lee MacPhail announce Saturday. Invited to participate in Mon day's drawing were the Nei York Yankees, Boston Red So? Baltimore Orioles and Clev( land Indians. ·' MacPhail also announce that the league's 1 a.m. curfe.\ had b«en waived for five game that might affect the races Those games are: Detroit a Boston a,nd Baltimore at Ne\ York, Thursday, Sept. 19; Boston at New York and Detroit at Baltimore, Wednesday, Sept. «; and New York at Milwaukee, Wednesday, Oct. 2. on Miami opens at New Eng- nd, Minnesota at Green Bay, os Angeles at Denver, Dallas t Atlanta, Ballimore at Pitts- urgh, Cleveland at Cincinnati, 'ashinglon at the New York ianls. the New York Jets at ansas City, Philadelphia at St. ouis. Detroit at Chicago and an Francisco at New Orleans. Oakland visits Buffalo in the londay night 'game. . Both Houston and San Diego 'ill be opening with relatively icxperieiiced quarterbacks. ,ynn Dickey starts in place of le injured Dan Pastorini for le Oiltrs while second-year man 3an Fonts open for the Char- crs. The Dolphins, in pursuit of n unprecedented third straight Super Bowl tille, could be vith out middle linebacker Nick Mercury Morris, both slowed by injuries. Tde Palriols are coming off a 4-2 preseason, their most wins since 19GO. The Vikings, Super Bowl run- ncrs-up, are seeking their sixth division crown in seven years. Dallas,'heading for its n i n t h slraighl trip to'the playoffs, has beaten Atlanta in all four previous meetings. Falcon Coach Norm Van Brocklin is O-for-5 against Ihe Cowboys. Pittsburgh, Ihc league's only unbealen team in the preseason, will be going wilh Joe Gillian at quarterback. The Colls are expected to start a pair of rookies at defensive end, John Dutton and Fred Cook. Washington Coacli George Allen, who has never lost an opener in eight tries,-will have Larry : Brown at one running Thomas or Larry Smith at the other. The Giants, under new coach Bill Arnsparger, have a rebuilt club but may be without Ihe services of injured running tack Ron Johnson. New Coach Charley Winner is expected to have Joe Namalh, suffering with a brusied hip, in the starting lineup for Ihe Jets. Veteran Leu Dawson will call Hie shots for Kansas City. Philadelphia, bolstered by the addition of middle linebacker Bill Bergcy, wll have Romat Gabriel engaging in an aeria dual with Jim Hart of the Cardinals. Oakland has beaten Buffalo six slraighl times since 1S6G Ken Stabler starts at 'quarter back for the Raiders and 0 .1. Simpson will start his quesl for another 2,000-yadd seasor for the Bills. (AP Wirephoto Cesar Cedeno, Houston Astros is out frying to siea! home in first inning of play with San Francisco Giants in No Theft Here recent game. Giants catcher Dave Rader puts file tag on in time for the out as teammate Cliff J o h n s o n watches the play. (AP AVire- plioto) Oriole Relievers Preserve 8-6 Victory Over Cleveland BALTIMORE (AP) -- Bob Reynolds and Grant Jackson held Cleveland in check for one inning and preserved an 8-6 victory for the Ballimore Orioles Saturday night in the completion of a suspended game with the Indians. T h e regularly scheduled |ame between the two teams r ol lowed. The second game of Friday's Avi-night doubleheader, twice delayed by rain, was suspended after eight innings by an American League curfew which prohibits the start of any Inning after 1 a.m. local time. Baltimore scored two runs in their final turn at bat just before the curfew took effect on hits by AI Bunibry and Rich Coggins off loser Tom Buskey, 2-6. The eightrj inning w a s played after a I9-minute rain delay. Cleveland, which blew an early 4-0 lead, had gone ahead 5-5 in the seventh on a two-run lomer by Tom McCraw. But a solo homer by Baltimore's Tommy Davis, the first batter after a delay of one hour and 48 minutes, tied it 6-6 in the bottom of the seventh. Reynolds replaced Jesse Jefferson with two outs in the seventh. He pitched two total innings in two stints some 20 hours apart to record his sixth William Mary Nips Wake Forest WINSTON-SALEM, N. C. (AP) -- Bill Deery ran 18 yards and Doug Gerhart 13 yards for third period touchdowns Saturday to lead William and Mary's football team to a 17-6 victory over Wake Forest. The losing Atlantic Coast Conference team led 6-3 on a one-yard scoring run by freshman Clark Gaines in the second period. The Southern Conference visitors had taken a 3-0 lead on Steve Dalton's 21-yard first quarter field goal. The winning Indians netted 272 yards rushing. John Gerdle- man picked up 80 on 16 carries and Gerhart 92 on 17 to lead the way in a meeting of teams that had lost their openers a week earlier. victory against five losses. Reynolds retired the first tv. baiters in the ninth, but Charli Spikes reached second on throwing error by Oriole tliir baseman Brooks Robinson Jackson then replaced Rey nplds on the mound and go pinch-hitler Rico Carty t ground oul for his llth save o the year. Cleveland Manager Ken As pomonle prolested the gam Friday night, claiming the Or oles and Ihe ground crew at tempted to delay the resump Eion of the game. Penn St. Gets Late TD For 24-20 Win Buckeyes Whip Gophers STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) Eighth-ranked Penn State Irove 80 yards on nine plays, yilh Woody Pelchcll going the inal yard, for a touchdown vilh 2:19 left in the game to eat No. 20 Stanford 24-20 Saturday in a nationally-televised 'ntersectional college football !ame. Pctcholl's touchdown overcame a three-point Stanford eacl forged on an 18-yard field joal by Jou Langford three ninutes earlier. Stanford liar come from behind to tic t h e score 17-17 on a 10-yard pass from Mike Cordova to Eric Test midway through the final period. After Langford's field goal lad given Stanford the lead, 'mm State quarterback Tom Jhuman .completed passes of 18, 10, and 21 yards to carry the Nittany Lions to a ficst down at the Stanford 27. PotchEll ran off another first down at the 13, then Sliuman hen threw for Dick Barvinchak in the end zone where Stanforc defensive back Rich Waters was called for interference to give State a first down at the one. Petchell then scored the winning touchdown. The Penn State comeback spoiled a sensational performance by Cordova, who com pleled 23 of 51 passes for 301 yards and two scores. Stanford,- trailing 17-10 attei liree Quarters,, came back to tie on a 14 play, 80-yard drive in which Cordova completed si passes. He wrapped it up will: his 10-yard strike to Test. After a Penn State punt, Cor dpva completed four more ae rials in a drive that carried to a first down at the Penn State 10. The Lions held and Lang ford kicked the field 'goal tha sent the Pacific 8 team ahead. Penn State, unveiling a new double-barreled offense of Don chez inside and flanker Jim i Easie on wide reverses, built a i 14-0 lead in the second period.! Donchez scored the first touch-! down from the six and tailback Walt Addie tallied from the one. Stanford cut it to 14-10 at the half on a seven-yard touchdown pass from Cordova to Ron Inge, and a 39-yard field goal by Langford. MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. (AP) -- Jiuiior running back Archie Griffin set an Ohio Stale career Tishing record Saturday in catling the nationally ranked 3nckeyes to a 34-19 Big Ten Conference college football vic- :ory over Minnesota. G r i f f i n , who gained 133 yards on 2(i carries and now has 2,577 yards dnriirg his OSU career, and junior quarterback Cornelius Greene, sparked Ihc Buckeyes.' -109-yard offensive performance. Greene, who passed and ran for 213 lolal yards, scored two touchdowns while fullbacks Pele Johnson and "Champ" Henson each scored once. Minnesota struck suddenly in Hie fourth quarter for lii points Griffin Romps, Stomps and moved lo within 29-10 before Greene sealed the victory with a 57-yiUtl scoring r u n . A 10-yard run by G r i f f i n on Ihc opening series of Hie game climaxed a 77-yard drive as the Buckeyes moved into a 7-0 advantage. After exchanging punts, Minnesota's Steve Goldberg hooted a 52-yard field goal lo pull Ihe Gophers within 7-3. Goldberg's kick broke a school record of 'Ili yards, a mark he set two years ago. A 37-yard pass from Greene to David Hazel set up a four- yard touchdown by 250-pound sophomore fullback Pete Johnson early in the second quarter. Hanson's 37-yard touchdown burst four minutes later he third successful conversion y Tom Skladany shoved tha ouiih-ranked Buckeyes into a 21-3 lead. Neal Col/.ie swiped a Dungy pass on the t h i r d play of the second half and Greene swept jrounrf iiis own left end from a yard out six plays later to move the Buckeyes into a 28-3 ,ead. Illinois Stops Indiana 16*0 CHAMPAIGN, 111. (AP) - II- Inois stopped Indiana on the one-foot line early in the game and then rallied in the second half on Jim Kopatz' passing and Chubby Phillips' running for a 16-0 Big Ten football opener victory Saturday. A scoreless struggle in a ragged game ended 22 second before halflime on Dan Beaver's 41-yard field goal and then Kopatz produced an Illini touchdown on a 40-yard pass to halfback Frank Johnson late in the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, Phillips, raced 22 yards around end for a touchdown after spurting 11 yards earlier in the 67-yard scoring drive which required eight plays. Kent Sf, Nips Syracuse 20-14 SYRACUSE, N. Y. (AP) -Tailback Larry Poole dove into the end zone from three yards out with less than two minutes remaining to give Kent State a 20-14 college football victory over Syracuse Saturday. The 6-foot, 190-pound Poole who finished the afternoon with 191 yards rushing in 30 carries, teamed with running back Dan Watkins to move the Golden Flashes 61 yards on Ihe ground for the come-'from-behind louchdown. Syracuse, 1-:, moved on top 7-0, midway through the second period on quarterback Jim Donoghue's six-yard keeper. A 15- yard penalty three plays earlier gave the Orangemen a first down at the Kent Stale 20. Tailback Ken Kinsey, who carried the ball 17 times for 86 yards in the first half, burst up (ho middle for H yards lo the six, setting up Donoghue's score. DON'T I-I/WETOC4RE HdV FUOPSIdEIM THEY DO The average pair of Florsheim Shoes will pass through over 200 pair of hands before they reach your feet. Hundreds of skillful operations and inspections add the result of dedicated craftsmanship to premium materials. Quality shoemaking means Florsheim has to care about the little things because they do the caring for you. ell- MEN'S SHOES · Trumpeter Shop Airborne Alabama's W i l l i e Shelby is upended by Maryland's ' Leltoy Hughes after picking up a short gain during Saturday's game in College Park. (AP Wircphofo) Williamson Gets ABC Axe LOS ANGKLES (AP) -- Fred The Hammer" Williamson, confirming that he lias been Tired as a commentator on ABC Monday night National Football League telecasts, shrugged 'off the actio ntoday and said, '[ was just passing through." ' The former defensive backfield star said the' first lie heard of his firing was on the acws Friday night. Williamson confirmed reports from industry sources that lie 1 no longer join commentators Howard Cosell and Frank GifFord on the Monday night series. He said -lie was notified about being dropped from his spot as commentator "the typical way ABC has been doing it for (he last couple ot years--rumor." "1 had been complaining about what was happening in the booth. They (ABC) said they knew of my discontent and t h a i I was busy with other areas of my career." William-' son said. He said there had been disagreements between h i m s e l f and Howard Cosell -- "their (ABC's) verbal god." However, he declined to give details of the disagreements saying be would wait for ABC to give its version of the story. OBU Beats McMurry 14-7 ABILENE, Tex. ( A P ) -- Luther Guinn's six yard touchdown run and Bill V-ining's 32- yard scoring pass lo halfback Tom Fendley carried Ouachita Baplist to a 14-7 victoy over McMurry College here Saturday afternoon in a non-conference game. . . McMurry, which had four passes intercepted and lost ona fumble, scored in the second quarter when freshman tailback Sylvester Holmes plunged over from the one. 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