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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 12

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Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Thins., Sept. 19, 1974 rAYITTEVILLE. ARKANSAS 'Pokes Look To Gun Down Porkers (TIMESphoto By Ken Good) A SUCCESSFUL DEBUT . . .tons made by Arkansas Ike Forte against Southern Cal Saturday. Forte last part of Ms jersey on this play, but still gained some ground. He jinished with 90 yards on 19 carries and one toiichdotvn Oklahoma State Records Milestones Against WSU Oklahoma State established a total offense record when t h e Cowboys amassed 623 yards against Wichita State. The previous standard was 584 yards against Southern Illinois last year. The Pokes gained 528 yards on the ground in their '74 opener and 95 through the air. Placekicker Abby Daigle tied his own conversion record with eights PATs against Wichita. Daigle connected on eight conversions against Southern Illinois a year ago. The Cowboy kicker added a 46-yard field goal in scoring 11 points against the Wheatshockers. Oklahoma State's defense held Wichita to 139 yards in tctal offense but more importantly allowed the Wheatshoc- kers to invade Cowboy territory only once during the game. Wi clnta's only trip into OSU's end of the field reached the Poke 46 before two quarterback sacks pushed the visitors back into their own end. Fullback George Palmer gained 47 yards in 13 tries against Wichita to move into fifth place on OSU's careei rushing list. Palmer has rushec for 1642 career yards. Oklahoma Stale journeys into the valley of the shadow of death this week when the Cowboys play Arkansas at Little Rock. Not many folks in colors other t h a n Arkansas red come away happy from War Memorial Stadium but the Pokes hope to do it twice in a row after winning a year ago. 38-G. Kickoff lime is 7:30 p.m., before an expected overflow crowd of 54,001). Both teams are 1-0 although Arkansas opened the season in m o r e spectacular fashion, drubbing fifth-ranked Southern Cal. 22-7. in Little Rock, The Cowboys, meanwhile, smacked Wichita State, 59-0. Here are some remarks from OSU coach Jim Stanley after viewing films of his team's thrashing of Wichita State: "I'm proud of any victory and the score. But, you've 'gotta look at it like it is, Wichita State didn't compare to us physically. In uo way am I degrading WSU because it was a well coached team and gave great effort. "After looking at the film, I was sick. "We're certainly two-steps away from being quick enough, we weren't gelling off Ihe ball, our backs rion'l run near hard enough for our type of offense and our tackling was sloppy. FILM DISAPPOINTING "The film proved if we play like that against Arkansas we'll get beat three touchdowns. "We're at the stage where it's tough to get our players to understand we can't win the tough games coming off the bal like we do. We might have to learn this the hard way. "Wait until our players see he film of how Arkansas comes off the ball! "I was very, very disappoin .cd in the defense. I say this ·mowing Wichita State didn 1 cross midfield on it but we worked awfujly hard on tech nique to get ready for this game, then, when it came \v forgot most of what we learned "Carl Devorce played prelt good but not as good as he'] have to this week. The same goes for Mike Terry, Marcel lous Mitchell and Brent Robin son. "Tom Wolf, Gary Chlouber Derrell Gofourth -- all had 'goo games. S. L. Stephens probably played the best, though. "Our offensive backs blockei well but they weren't cultini and slashing into the holes lik wishbone running backs must. "No one player on our lean played well on every down h was in the game or never di 11 players -- offensively or cfcnsively -- do well on the aiue play. "We've gotta get belter or ve'rc in for a lough time." SCOUT'S COMMENTS Defensive coordinator Lance 'an Zaiirtt led a .buttery of OSU conts who watched the Razor- iacks shock USC last week, lerc are some of his comments: "It was no fluke! Arkansas vhipped USC in every corner f the field. "There's no way to describe he improvement of Arkansas his season. It's just not the ame team we played against ast year. It's unbelievably etter. "The offensive line, parlicu- arly the center (Richard La- "argu,e) and two guards (R.C. Thielemann and Greg Koch), vas impressive. It just blew USC off the line -- it was that simple, "The secondary was super. It .Mterceplecl four times, didn't permit a completion until the bird quarter and (Floyd) iogan was outstanding. He got wo interceptions. "The offense executes, hustles and hits. Either quarterback (Scott Bull or Mark Miller) can do the job. "The offensive backs ran lard. It'll take more than an arm-tackle to get (Ike) Forte or Barnabas White down. The same goes for the fullback (Marsh White), too. "I really liked no. 55 (Dennis Winston). He made 19 tackles and was all over the field. "You think I'm over describing it? Well, nobody was supposed to do the things to USC :hat Arkansas did!" Cowboy Players Respect Arkansas FYC Announces Swim Lessons T h e r e will be five more sessions of swimming lessons offered at the Fayetteville Youth Center this fall. Lessons will be given to tiny tots (ages three through six), beginners, advanced beginners, intermediates I and II and swimmers. The next session begins Monday, September 23. The Youth Center also spun sors an AAU swimming team. Those interested in this age- group team may call T o m Little at 442-9242. On Wednesday, September 25 at 4 p.m., the Fayetteville High School swimming team for m e n | and women, will meet Hot Springs at the Youth Center pool. (TIMESphoto By Ken Good) OSU'S MEAL TICKET .. .is fullback George Palmer, shown here on one of his 13 carries in the Cowboys' 59-0 win over Wichita State last Saturday. Palmer has gained 164Z yards in his career at Oklahoma State Both Financially And On The Football Field Investment Of Nebraska Fans Has Paid Off LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) --, Many Nebraskans want high- powered, first-class, big-time college football. Some are will- Ing to pay for it, and lately their investment has paid o f f . The way they play football at the University of Nebraska resembles a business operation. And the success produced on the field in the past decade has been reflected elsewhere. In that period there have been a pair of national championships. The stadium has been expanded four times, raising seating capacity to 76,000 from 31.000. To help produce a lavish, $550,000 press box, more than 300 of the fans who support this foolball learn conlrib- 'uted $10,000 each. These are indicalions of what has happened to the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team as il enters its 85lh year of petition. Here are some of the things .success has bred: :' --When Oregon took to the 'AstroTurf of Lincoln's Me- .morial Stadium on Saturday ·they faced the 68th consecutive lome sellout here. "We don't sell tickets, we ration them," says ticket manager Jim Pilte- iger. --In 1961-62, the university spent 8760,000 on athletics and ost $70,000 in the process. Last year, it spent in excess of $3 million, and showed a profit of more than $200,000. Football expenditures alone were $2.4 mil- ion, which was $555,000 less [nan the foolball program brought it. --Last year's football income was enough to sustain losses in basketball, track, 'baseball, swimming and five other intercollegiate sports and still give the school a profit in the sports program. --The 100 or so scholarships cost between $10,000 and $15,000 each over four years. Six of the 11 full-time assistant coaches make $20,000 a year. Nearlj $100,000 a year is spent to recruit. --The school claims it has yet to spend the first tax dollar. DEVANEY KEY In 1961, Nebraska's footbal team was just another program going nowhere. Then Bob Devaney came along. "When you're talking about .he program, you're talking about Devaney," says Cletus Fischer, for 15 years a Nebraska assistant coach. "He went all over. He went to every little town in the state that ever asked him, and some of them that didn't.". Devaney says when he came to Nebraska he could sense an attitude of mediocrity and believed that "in order to get the guys to believe they could do anything. \ve had to beat somebody that was really good." That somebody was Michigan, beaten by Nebraska 25-13 in the second game of 1962. Thus started the string of sellouts, which continue. Thus started success at Nebraska, continued until 1973 by Devaney as he compiled a 136-30-7 record, won six bowl games and eight Big Eight titles. The secret? "We recruited real hard," said Devaney. "We never hac to fire a coach. I tried to do two things: give them all the Broyles Named UPI Coach Of The Week . A count by the Arkansas · coaching staff Wednesday showed that 50 Hazorbacks par- ;ticipated in last Saturday's 22-7 ·win over Southern Cal. The 50 ,played well enough to m a k e "J Frank Broyles the UPI Coach - of the Week. -. Broyles knows a good thing when he sees one. "We'll play about the same number this week against Oklahoma State," he said. The Razorbacks worked out in pads again Wednesday, after film of the Tuesday w o r k o u t showed that t h e defense was unsure of what to do a g a i n s t the Wishbone. Broyles noted, "We didn't want to be in pads, but the defensive coaches felt we had to. The defense just didn't know what to do yesterday." In an effort to give the defense a truer look at the OSU Hog Cross Country Team To Open Against Cowboys The 1974 edition of the Arkan. sas cross country team will open its third season under Coach John McDonnell on Friday at 4 p.m. against Oklahoma State. The Razorback tracksters look lor a tough fight against the Cowboys. Oklahoma State won the 1973 Big Eight Championship, and they return several fine runners off that team. The Cowboy veterans include Mike Cole, Colin Cummings and Ian Cummings. Also bolstering the team's depth are junior college transfers Mike Pinnoci and Bernard Rose. Aside from winning the B i g Eight, Oklahoma State placed a respectable fifth in the NCAA ^Cross Country Championship. The -Cowboys expect to have "another strong team Ihis year. ·' The Razorbacks look to fivo returners to lead the team to a successful '74 campaign. Those five Icltermen are Randy Molancon, N i a l l O'Shaughnessy, Tom Aspel, Stu Penn and Derek Reilly. Good things are also expected out of newcomers Derek Carroll, Rich Nance and Steven Baker, all freshmen. T h e Razorback runners defeated Oklahoma State last year in the opening meet of the season. Arkansas went on to a second-place finish in the tough Southwest Conference. Coach John McDonnell believes his squad can match its outstanding performance of last year. The Razorbacks picked up four first place finishes last season, beating such stiff competition as Oklahoma State, University of Oklahoma, Kansas State and North Texas State. The season opener will be held In Stillwater, Okla. Wishbone, Broyles pitted Arkan sas' alternate o f f e n s i v e unit against the defense. WOODS STILL OUT Defensive end William Watkins did not practice Wednes day, but Broyles expects him back today. Watkins was clipped in Tuesday's workout Halfback Tommy Woods was still unable to practice. "He's been out five weeks now," sai Broyles. "We thought his ankle would be well two weeks ago but now we hope he can prac tice by next week." A similarly lingering injury is Mike Kirkland's sprainec wrist. "It's a freak thing," sait Broyles. "There's a bone there that just won't let the wrist ge: well." K i r k l a n d will continue tc p u n t , however, probably sharing the duties with Tom Cheyne against OSU. Chcyne i recovered from the ankle and knee hurts that kept him o u of the USC game. " K i r k l a n c has a s t r o n g e r leg, bu Cheyne is more consistent.' said Broyles. "Mike did a gooi job, though, of kicking the bal away from the Southern Ca safety. That was sharp on hi part." Rick Morrow, who hurt hi elbow snapping for the firs p u n t against USC, said he wa recovered Wednesday. Broyles said he would agai wait until just before kickof to name the starting quarter back. "Scott Bull and Mar Miller will play interchange ably," he said. -GRANT HALL esponsibility possible and pay hem. For awhile, we had 'the ighest paid coaching staff IB country." Devaney, now the athletic di- ector, "makes $37,200. His caching successor, Tom Os- ·jorne, is paid $26,000 and makes more from a weekly elevision show. He wouldn't ay how much more. Osborne. who had a 9-2-1 ecord and a bowl victory last ear ill his first season at the iclm, says the football pro makes an effort to be concerned with each individual n it. "We felt college football is od for the characters of the majority of the players," he said, pointing out that an un usually high percentage--85 to 90--of his players earn a de ;ree. HUGE RUDGET Osborne estimates Nebras ka's recruiting program costb between S70.000 and $85.000 a vear. This university is no imong the ones which have ecn disciplined for cheating in hose areas, and school official- say they follow the rules. "You shouldn't have to lowe voursclf to any illegal recruit ng," says defensive coach Monte Kiffin. who acknowledg es t h a t a host of recruitin; problems exist in college foot ball. David Humm, who once wa: a high school star in Las Vega and now is Nebraska's highly touted quarterback, says of hi school: "They tell you right of they've got a top program am they're not about to ruin it 01 an untested high schoo player." From all appearences, Ne braska's scholarship footbal players get equal treatment tuition, books, room and boar completely paid for, plus $15 ; month for such things as laun dry. Humm, who is a candidate for the Heisman Trophy, am Tim Lackovic, a senior who ha; played 11 minutes in his Nc braska career, agree that al players are treated the same. But this year two of th state's high school star charged that they were led o by Nebraska about scholarship they never received. Osborn and his coaches continue t stress their open approach,' bu they did not respond to th charges. Nebraska's practice time : tightly organized. 'You live football whe you're here," says junior ful back Tony Davis. "You live i nine months a year. It makes hard to study." Davis wants hi degree. Generally, the concerns som voice about over-emphasis an misplaced priorities in, colleg football are not well received r Nebraska. Davis says, "People who cri ici/O'college football don't kmn what they're talking about." To a man, Oklahoma State's p l a y e r s realize Saturday's battle at Arkansas will be a rugged test. The Razorbacks 1 upset of Southern Cnl increased OSU's respect for Arkansas even more. Following are some of the thoughts of OSU's players us they speak out on the Arkansas contest. TACKLE JAMES "DUCK" WHITE -- White is from Hot Springs, Ark., and offers, "I like the atmosphere at Little Rock. I'll have a lot of relatives at the game. I'm looking forward 'to going down there. I like playing against the Wishbone. It's a challenge reading the backs because they have so many backs going different ways. "I know Scott Bull (Arkansas quarterback) because I played against him in the EasWVest championship game my junior year in high school. William - Watkins (defensive end at Arkansas) was a teammate of mine in high school. I know some of the others from the Arkansas all-star game. Ych, knowing those dudes makes me want to play harder." F U L L B A C K GEORGE PALMER -- "Playing in Little Rock is a monster with all those people calling the Hogs. I was so nervous playing there my first two years, both times I went the wrong way on the first play. Last year I kept telling myself over and over I was gonna go the right way but the first call was '45' and I ran a 44'. It seems like lha crowd is right on top of you. "We have to be mentally prepared to play. We need to get our timing down. We know they'll be ready for us because of last year and their upset of USC. We'll be up for them. too. OFFENSIVE GUARD GENE KlTZ--"Their fans really back their team. It's an experience seeing over 50,000,people in tho stands calling the Hogs. We have to get ready to play knowing we have something to prove. 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