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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 9

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Saturday, September 21, 1974
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$tpt - Miller, Duniven Tell Why Qfi Newcomers Impressive The Southwest Conference returned six starling quarterbacks, (his fall,' the only newcomers lo 'the Job being Tommy D u n i v e n at Texas Tech antl Mark Miller at Arkansas, And the SWC has only two undefeated starting quarterbacks, the same pair. Duniven made his collegiate debut in an impressive 24-3 victory over Iowa Slate, completing nine of 12 passes. Miller guided Arkansas to that stunning 22-7 upset over heavily- favored .Southern California and he's yet to throw an incomplete pass this year -- he Ihrew just two Saturday night, though, one interception and one,that went for an 11-yard loss as he guided Ranorback ground game almost flawlessly. The two haven't had an easy time breaking into the starting lineup, leg injuries and red-shirt years delaying their bids. Here they talk about their eagerly- awaited first success and what lies ahead. Q -- How long had it; been since you started a game at quarterback before Saturday night? DUNIVEN -- Just about two years, since the last game of my freshman year. I knew the odds were against me last "ear with Joe Barnes and Jimmy Carmichael on the team, so I was sort of expecting to oe red' shifted. MILLER -- In my freshman season, three years ago, I started one or two ga'mes at quarterback. I hurt my knee the spring of my freshman year and spent the whole fall just lifting weights -- didn't even work out. Then in 73 I played quarterback three weeks in spring "training, but I set my goals to come back last fall and become a starter at strong safety. Then Scott Bull got hurt just before the first game and I moved back to quarterback Only time I played l a s t ' y e a r was as a back-up in three or four games we had already lost. Q -- When did you learn you would be the starter Saturday? DUNIVEN -- I knew 1 was going to have the first shot all along. I hurt my knee on April 11 and Coach Carlen told me that same day, while I was waiting lo go into surgery, that 1 would be No. 1 -- if my knee was healthy. MILLER--At the first of the week C o a c h Broyles told us that how we executed d u r i n g t h e week would d e t e r m i n e w h o started. Then Friday in Little Rock, while we were working out, he said he would go with me. I thought we'd split playing time 50-50. Really, Scott could have gone in and done the same thing I did. Q -- How did starting affect you? DUNIVEN -- I was pretty nervous Saturday morning, but by game t i m e . I was okaq. I had confidence in our team, I knew they could do the job and I felt like I was as well prepared as I could be. MILLER -- I had a lot of thoughts. I was excited and I was thinking of the opportunity that was before me, but I was confident. At times I've been more nervous in practice than I was in that game. Q -- Any big problems in that first game? DUNIVEN -- I had to audible five or six times on the first one, the line could hear me bul the backs couldn't. I turned around and there was nobody lo give the ball to. I asked them in the huddle what went wrong and they said Ihey never heard me. I ' s a i d don't worry about it, I'll turn around and face you the next time we have to audible -- I sure didn't want to get stuck with that ball anymore. MILLER -- This is my fourth year here, I've been exposed Lo situations like Ihe Southern Cal game. Coach (Gordon) Norwood has given us a lot of confidence -- we had a good lime. And really, on our firsl offensive . scries Ihe offensive line came back and let me know they could handle Southern Cal -- not by. anything they said, 1 could just tell by looking in their faces that Ihcy could handle them. It surprised me that the line could display so much confidence so early in the game. Q -- Didn't you feel you had a lot to prove, being a first- lime starter on a team that was rated so well? DUNIVEN -- I did feel like everybody expected me to come in and perform like Joe Barnes did his senior year. But Joe and I talked several times during the spring and summer. He encouraged me and I learned a lot from him. And Wilson pretty well had their defense figured out, so I really felt like all I had to do was perform -my job and everything would work out firie. MILLER -- I positioned myself to try to start against Southern Cal.. hut I was prepared mentally lo accept hcing the backup. I really Iclt like there would 'be more pressure on Scott because Ihe fans would expect him lo move the learn if he was the starteL -- if he started and couldn't move the team, they wouldn't expect me lo be able lo. The only pressure I felt on myself was in trying to execute. Q -- You're both directing primarily running attacks. Don't quarterbacks like to run passing learns? DUNIVEN - We run a lot like we did in high school (McLean), Ihe Veer and.option, but Saturday we didn't throw |ikc we did in high s c h o o l I wouldn't want to be selfish. I do like to pass best, but I enjoy running the option. If we can run and win, fine, that's what I want to do. I didn't throw as well as it might have looked Saturday night .(nine for 12). The receivers made unbclieve- able calches. And the passes were pretty-well spread out, so they weren't looking for them. MILLER -- We're not exactly leading the nation in passing with that minus 11 yards, are we? When you throw that first pass and it gets intercepted, you wonder (Miller's first pass of the game was intercepted in the first quarter). But we have a good passing offense when we have to throw. I like the type of Wishbone we run because it gives us a lot of variations. We have the ability to throw a lot of different passes. Our Wishbone takes advantage of the defenses. Q -- So what do you see ahead after your first tasle of starting? DUNIVEN -- Well, the game is a lot faster and you've gol lo read defenses a lot quicker than I've ever had to do before But really it's easier, too, il you can understand what 1 mean, You've just got one job lo do and things are much more organized, so you're really better prepared to do your job and that makes it that much easier. MILLER -- I'm working at it. I had it last week and I want to keep it. Of course, Scott wants it. too. We're pulling foi each other, but we both want to be the starter. Oklahoma Slate is physically tougher than Southern Cal and we had a whole month to prepare for Southern Cal, but we just have a week to get ready for Okla homa State -- it doesn't seem fair that we had only one day to celebrate the Southern Ca game. But 'lhals' the way r is '-- h e r e comes Oklahoma Slate. Miller Barber Holds One-Stroke Lead At Kings Island; Trying To Maintain Streak MASON, Ohio (AP) -- Old pro Miller Barber has an enviable mark in pro golf. He's won at least one tournament in each of the last seven years. And he's ready lo make a run at No. 8. "You know," Barber said Friday after a second consecutive 68 had given him the 3fi-hole lead in the $150,000 Kings Island Open Golf Tournament, "only one other man has done that. "In those seven years (going back to 1967) only Jack Nicklaus and I have won at least one tournament every year. Nobody else has done it." As for his chances in this one, Miller smiled: "I'm just happy to be where I am right now." R H Y A N FELL BACK Milter, 43, balding and paunchy, held a one stroke lead 'over first-round leader Dick Rhyan, who fell victim lo the deep rough lhat lines Ihe 6.890- yard layout a the Jack Nicklaus Golf Center. He blew from an opening 65 to a scrambly 72 and a 137, five-under-par. Nicklaus--tbe man who designed this course and is Ihe defending champion and overwhelming favorite in a relatively thin field--once got 11 strokes back of the leader and had to rally for another 71 that left him six shots behind at 142. Victor Regalado, the longshot Mexican who scored a surprise victory in the Pleasant Valley Classic earlier this season, was alone in third with a 70-139. HILL AT 140 Mike Hill, with a 68, and Curtis Sifford, with a 70, headed a group of eight at 140. The others at that figure -- Australian G r a h a m Marsh, Charley Arkansas-OSU Game Is Of National Interest Owens, Jim Ferriell, Tom Kite. Bruch Ashworth and Gary Groh -- all had second-round 71s in weather that ranged from heavy overcast to light showers. "It hasn't been a bad season for me," said Barber, who has collected some $61,000 in winnings, "but it's been a frustrating one. I've been in position to win maybe five limes and it hasn t happened." Now he has another chance. He missed only two greens and had but one bogey. Two of his birdies came on putts of 20 ind 40.feet. Another came after an approach shot left him a five-footer and he came out of i greenside bunker to within three 'and made the putt for birdie four on the other one. Here are Ihe lop second-round scores Friday in the $150,000 Ohio Kings Island Open Golf Tournament on the 68-90 yard, par 7 1 J a c k Nicholas G o l f 'enter a-denotes amateur: BY THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Arkansas, the latest newcomer to The Associated Press Top Ten, tries to maintain Us new-found status tonight while so it's not surprising to hear him talk about Southern Mississippi. "It's a typical Southern team, big, physically imposing and a Oklahoma State and Texas;real hitting club," he warns. AM hope lo gel inlo Ihe r a n k - j Mike Presley will be liic slarting quarterback in place of ings. Coming off a 22-7 victory over Southern California which - boosted them from 20th to I0th, Arkansas' Razorbacks face strong Oklahoma State at Little Rock. Meanwhile, Texas AM Marty Akins when Texas takes the field against Wyoming. The rest of the night schedule: South--Colorado - Stale at Florida State, Duke at South find No. 5 Alabama against . Southern Mississippi at Birmingham; Wyoming at No. 9 invades Baton Rouge, La., for a!Carolina, East Tennessee State meeting with seventh-ranked at East Carolina, Presbyterian Louisiana Stale. at Furman, Georgia at Mis- Other important night games sissippi State, Mississippi at Memhis State, Southwestern Louisiana at McNeese State. ,, _ _ _ . .. . Midwest--Akron at Marshall, Texas; Texas Christian at No. I North Texas State at Tulsa, 11 Arizona Stale; No. 14 Mary- Southern Illinois at Indiana land vs. Florida at Tampa; :Stale, Villanova at Toledo. Clemson at North Carolina Southwest--Cincinnati at State, which is tied for 15th, I Rice, Drake at Lainar, New and Kansas at No. 17 Ten-!Mexico Stale at West Texas nessee. ! Slate, Louisiana Tech at Texas- In Ihe daytime, No. 1-ranked Arlington. Noire Dame visils North- Far West-Montana Stale at western, second-ranked Ohio Fresno Slate, Humboldt State .Stale entertains Oregon State, ^ Hawaii, Long Beach Stale al No. 4 Nebraska travels to Wis- i, aci . flc ' Texas T eeh at New consin. Nn. fi Michigan hosts Mexico, Tampa al San Diego Colorado and eighth-rated Penn sta ,'c. Utah at Texas-El Paso. State is at homo against Navy. Quarterback Bruce Hay led UCLA, ranked 12lh, is al!' if ' t V ranke(J Biylheville lo a 27- lowa; Pilt, tied for 15th, at 8 victory over Marianna. West Georgia Tech; No. 18 Arizona 1 Memphis, ranked No. 7, used a at I n d i a n a , ' M i a m i , Fla., tied j^I-yard pass interceplion return for 19lh, at Houston, and Il-i l n f h e f l n a i minutes to tie Jo- 'inois at Stanford, the other No. "^ sbo TM 10-10. Eighth-ranked 10 ' P l n e Bluff blasted Sylvan Hills 7 7 a jl}L h "! l i th ' ranked , Fo . rt e W3S UpSet by While Arkansas was upsetting Southern Cal, Oklahoma State was battering Wichita State . 50-0. Oklahoma Stale's J i m Stanley was pleased.. .until he saw the films. "I'm proud of any victory and the score," he said, "hut you've got to look at it like it ' is. Wichita State didn't com. pare to us physically. After looking at the film, I was sick. "We're certainly two steps ; away from being quick enough, we weren't getting off the ball, our backs don't run n e a r hard enough for our type of offense and our tackling was sloppy." l.SU ha* lost only once to Texas AM since the Aggies became a fixture on the schedule in 19GO. A l a b a m a ' s Bear Bryant would he worried if the Tide were playing Tuscaloosa High, Hughes Plans Trip SAN ANTONIO, Tex. (AP) -Kim Hughes, the fourth-round draft choice of the San Antonio Spurs, is planning a trip to Milan. And thai means Ihe 6-foot- II center will be missing the American Basketball Association season. Hughes' agent sent a telegram fo the Spurs on the opening day of preseason training camp Friday, saying Hughes planned to play with Milan of the Italian Basketball Association. Spurs Executive Vice President Angela Drossos received the news about Milan early Friday. He said he is considering a 'suit to keep the rookie hi a Spurs uniform. filler Barber k Rhyan Vic Regalado Charles Owens Jim Ferriell Bruce Ashworlh Curtis Sifford Gary Groh Tom Kile Mike Hill Iraham Marsh Bobby Mitchel Larry Wood Hbby Gilbert Don Bies Tim Collins Gil Morgan Joe Inman Larry Hinson Jack Nicklaus Dwight Nevil Butch Baird Billy Ziobro Bob Wynn Ron Hoyt 68-68-I3G 65-72-137 69-70-139 69-71-140 69-71-140 69-71-140 70-70-140 69-71-140 69-71-140 72-68-140 6-71-140 69-72-141 71-70-141 71-70-141 7467-141 69-72-141 69-72-141 68-74-142 71-71-142 71-71-142 70-71-142 71-71-142 72-70-142 70-72-142 70-72-142 Bing, Adams Missing From Pistons Camp YPSILANTI. Mich. (AP) The Detroit Pistons didn' make a move to settle contrac disputes with Dave Bing anc Don Adams Friday, and the starting pair was missing agair from the team's Nalional Bas ketball Association training camp. Pistons General Manager E Coil said he wasn't about It call the two players, consid ering lhat he doesn't have anj intention to re open negotiation; on their contracts, as the two have requested. Coil suspended Bing wilhou pay, and said the eight-year veteran guard will be fined'$250 for each practice missed. Coi said he would not consider re negotiating Ding's contract, nor expanding the money offer lo Adams. Adams is on the trad ing block, Coil said. Judge To Rule On WFL Texans HOUSTON (AP) - A state court judge is expected to rule Monday whether the Houston Texans will play their next scheduled World F o o t b a 1 League game against the Mem phis Soulhmen in Houston or in Shreveport, La. The Texans already have a., nounced they are moving to Shreveporl and had planned to play Ihe Soufhmen in Shreve p o r t ' s 48,000-seat stadium Wednesday night. However, Slate District Court Judge Arthur Lesher on Thursday granted a temporary restraining order requested by a meat products firm thai blocked-for the lime being-the Texans' Shreveport move. A hearing on a temporary injunction has been set for Monday morning. Switzerland Leads RAMAT CAN, Israel -- Switzerland won the first two singles matches against Israel and took a 2-0 lead in their best-of- five Davis Cup competition. The Farmer's Daughter The Farmer's Daughter suggests lunch at her house on Sunday. Sunday is the day of resl. So why cook when you can get the best home cooking served to you at a price you'd find hard to beat? This Sunday it's barbecued chicken and center cut pork chops. Our waiters have been instructed to go through the buffet line as many times as you desire. We know you'll get enough the first time through. Coll 521-8686 or come fay our location on Johnson Rood between Township and the 71 By-Pass in FayetteviUee. Open 11:30--2'00 Sunday HERE'S ft CATCHY IDEA! Look at it this way. Ideas, like footballs, aren't always the easiest things to get a handle on. Sometimes they get away from us. For instance. Using a Classified Ad to sell something you no longer need, but which can be useful to someone else, is not a new idea. Chances are you've used these little ads before and learned for yourself how well they work But the point is, have you thought of the idea lately? Why not get with it again and give us a call? Tell us the things you want to sell. We'll do the rest. And then in a couple of days, you'll learn all over again that using the Classified Ads occasionally really is a good, catchy ideal 442-6242 ask for classified

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