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GUiinnn Grant Hall Porkers, Cowboys Aren't Only Up-And-Down Teams Yesterday I got a call from n Kazorback fan living in San Antonio. "What happened against Oklahoma Stale?" he wanted to know. Never mind that Arkansas had beaten Southern Cal 227 and thrashed Tulsa 60-0. Why weren't the Porkers undefeated? Didn't they realize they could be fifth in the country if they were 3-07 His puzzlement was understandable, in light of Baylor's 31-14 win over the Cowboys Saturday night. Bui Arkansas and Oklahoma State are just two of the college notables that have already had up-and- down seasons. Just call the roll: Notre Dame, Texas, Missouri, Wisconsin, Nebraska, Colorado, Texas Tech, Purdue, A r i z o n a State, LSU, Southern Cal, Pittsburgh. Maryland, Pcnn State and Mississippi. All have been beaten or tied. Here we are still in September, and the only unscathed biggies are Ohio Slate, Oklahoma, Alabama and Michigan. A few others have perfect records, like Texas AM, Florida, North Carolina State and Miami, b u t they're low-profile teams as far as the race for number one is concerned. Barry Switzer said this summer that there are fewer than 15 college football teams capable of winning a national championship, and he may be right. But I hope he isn't. T h e more competitive games there are each week, the more fun for everyone. Even the ones that win 72-3. AFRAID OF 101) For the last half of Oklahoma's romp over Utah State Saturday, Switzer's · biggest worry was the Sooners' high score. When, they ran back an interception to make it 6B-3, there were still 13 minutes left. "I was afraid we'd score 100, and nobody would realize we were trying not to," Switzer said Sunday. Big margins are a familiar problem for Switzer, but Arkansas' 32-0 halftime lead over Tulsa was a refreshing change for Frank Broyles. Watching the game film Sunday, he wasn't Jesting completely when he said, "This 13 the first time I've been happy in five years." He indulged that happiness with such horrible puns as "Bull bulled over," Little kicked with little effort," and "Daily is improving d a i l y . ' ' Broyles also delighted in pointing out that wide receiver Steve Largent had led Tulsa in both rushing and passing. · Tulsa Coach F.A. Dry was less cheerful on his television show, but he wasn't bitter at the Razorbacks for scoring 60 points. He realized it was the Hurricane's inept offense that led to the deluge. "People asked me if the fumbled snap was part of our offense," said Dry, dryly. Tulsa lost two of four fumbled snaps and five of seven other fumbles. That's more than the official statistics show, but they don't show enough for Arkansas either. In addition to the , fumbles lost by Ike Forte and Elijah Davis, Arkansas r e t a i n e d possession on fumbles by Floyd Hogan, Forte and Scott Bull. "Hold onto the football."" Broyles kept saying Sunday. He was perhaps thinking back to fumbles lost by Barnabas White, Forte and Bull in the first half of the Oklahoma State game. WALKER FUMBLED' Saturday night at Waco, it was the Cowboys' turn to fumble. Halfback Kenny Walker, who scored the only touchdown allowed by Arkansas' defense this season, fumbled to Baylor on the opening kickoff. The Bears, cashed in for a 3-0 lead. Baylor went ahead 10-0 on a screen pass from Neal Jeffrey to Steve Beaird, after recovering a fumble by OSU halfback Terry Miller. Miller's fumble came after Wes Hankins just missed breaking a punt return. Hankins, who returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdowns. The Razorbacks threw only down against Arkansas, had another one set up against the Bears. But he let one of his blockers slow him once in the first half against down, and then cut inside when he dould have taken a free ride down, the sideline. At least it appeared that way on the Cowboys' 90-minute videotaped replay Sunday night (and Monday morning). Baylor maintained a 10-7 h a l f t i m e lead, partly because the Bears were willing to do what Arkansas w o u .1 d n ' t against OSU: throw on first and second Oklahoma State, despite tha fact that they were gaining only 41 yards in 26 rushing plays. Broyles has since ' admitted being top conservative, or "bull-headed" in that game, which saw some fans booing in the second quarter and leaving in the third. But Broyles had one good reason not to throw: his best passer, Mike Klrkland, could not play because . of a sprained wrist. When Bull and Mark Miller finally started thrpwing, each was intercepted. For the year, Bull is five of 15 for 30 yards and Miller is one for nine for minus 11. 8$ IN ONE PLAY By contrast, Jeffrey threw for 86 yards in one play Saturday, a third-and-14 screen pass to Beaird that gave Baylor a 17-7 lead. Jeffrey laler passed six yards to Sam Harper to make the score 24-7. Beaird, a 5-7, 196-pound tailback, is probably .the most underrated player in the Southwest Conference, if not the country. He added a third touchdown against OSU by running over 250- pound tackle Phillip Dokes. North Little Rock's Dokes gave the Cowboys their only s e c o n d - h a l f thrill by recovering a fumble for a touchdown. He did an Elmo Wright dance and got away with a moderate spike, but .. the OSU joy lasted only until George Palmer lost his team's third fumble. I remembered the comment of one disappointed Razorback follower, who said after the loss to OSU that the Cowboys would lose five games. They may not lose that many, but a lot of teams with a lot of good athletes will. As Broyles points out, most teams now have 230- pound linemen and defensive backs with 4.4 speed. TOUGHER SCHEDULES . Besides that, the Ilth game has beefed up a lot of ,schedules and provided coaches with crash courses on what they need to do to become competitive. For Southwest Conference teams, it's meant going out and recruiting black athletes. As recently as 1969, Arkansas and Texas played for the national championship with all-white teams. But even then, the Big Eight was on the way to establishing its superiority as a conference with black superstars like Johnny Rodgers and Greg Pruitt. The record so far this year indicates that no conference will be predominant in 1974. The Southwest may be as good as any, from top to bottom. Before blacks were actively recruited, it was only the fourth or fifth strongest league. I don't know of anyone who isn't happy that Barnabas and Marsh and Elijah and Ike and Chuck and Jerry and the other black players are Razorbacks. Except maybe Arkansas opponents. Joe Namath once said, "I hate Buffalo. The fans are bad, the weather is lousy and we always lose there." B r o a d w a y Joe's Jets played in Buffalo Sunday. The fans were loud, the weather was atrocious and New York lost. What was billed as a passing duel between two number 12s (the other being Joe Ferguson) became a mud bath in 40-knot wind. Ferguson threw one pass in the game, and Joe Willie threw three interceptions before completing his first pass with two minutes left. That information comes from a friend who watched the game on television in Lincoln, Neb. This tipster also listened to the LSU- Rice game Saturday night, and suspects that Southeastern Conference officials deprived Rice of a 10-7 win with late shenanigans. It's nice to know that some things stay the same. Louis 85 74 .535 ittsburgh 85 74 .535 - lontreal 78 81 .481 7 hilaphia 78 81 .491 7 ew York 70 89 .440 15 hicago 66 93 .415 19 West os Angeles 100 59 .629 -- incinnati 98 62 .613 .2'/a tlanta 86 74 .538 14V4 ouston 80 79 .503 20 an Fran 71 89 .444 29K an Diego 59 101 .369 41'/a Sunday's Games New York 7, Pittsburgh 2 St. Louis 7, Chicago 3 Houston 9, Atlanta 6 Cincinnati 7, San Francisco 3 Montreal 6, Philadelphia 3 Only games scheduled Monday's Games Chicago (Bonham 11-21) at 'ittsburgh (Kison 8-8), N . Philadelphia (Chislenson 1-0) t New York (Koosman 14-11), Los Angeles (Rau, 13-10) at Houston (Dierker 10-10), N St. Louis (Forsch 6-4) at tontreal (Rogers 15-21), N Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Chicago at Pittsburgh, N Cincinnati at Atlanta, N Philadelphia at New York, N Los Angeles at Houston. N St, Louis at Montreal, N San Diego at San Francisco, Baltimore lew York Boston Cleveland Milwaukee Detroit Professional Baseball National League East W I, I'c(. GD Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Mon., Sept. 30, 1974 American League East \V L Pet. 8 71 72 .553 .550 GB 83 70 .522 5 75 84 .472 13 75 85 .469 13'/ 2 72 87 .453 16 West Oakland 90 70 .563 -- 'exas 83 75 .525 6 Minnesota 81 79 .506 9 Chicago 78 80 .494 11 "an City 77 83 .481 13 California 66 94 .413 24 Sunday's Games New York 10, Cleveland 0 Detroit 7, Boston 4 Baltimore 4, Milwaukee 3 Texas 5, Kansas City 0 Oakland 3, Chicago 2 California 4, Minnesota 0 Monday's Games Baltimore (Grimsley 18-13} at Detroit (Lolich 16-20), N Cleveland (J.Perry 16-12) at Boston (Lee 17-14), N . · . ' . . ' . Only games scheduled Tuesday's Games Baltimore at Detroit Texas at Minnesota Cleveland at Boston, N New York at Milwaukee, N Kansas City at Chicago, N Oakland at California, N League Leaders National League BATTING (400 at bats) - 5arr, At I, .351; A.Oliver, Pgh, .318 R U N S--Rose, Cin, 110; Bench, Cin, 108 RUNS BATTED IN--Bench, Cin. 129; Schmidt, Phi, 116 H I T S -- G a r r , At!, 209- D.Cash, Phi, 204 DOUBLES--Rose, Cin, 45- Bench, Cin, 38 TRPLES -- Garr, All, 17; D.Cash Phi 1; A.Oliver Pgh HOME RUNS-Schmidt Phi, 36; Bench, Cin, 33 STOLEN BASES--Brock, StL, 118; Morgan, Cin, 58 PITCHING (15 Decisions)-John, LA, 13-3, .813, 2.58; Messrmth, LA, 20-6, 769 2 60 STRIKEOUTS -- Carlton, Phi, 238; Messrsmth LA, 217 American League RUNS -- Ystrmzski Bsn 93; BATTING (400 at bats)-- Carw, Min, .364; Hargrove, Tex, .326 Grich, Bal, 90 RUNS BAITED IN-Burroughs, Tex, 118; Bando, Oak, 103 HITS--Carew, Min, 216; Money, Mil. 177 DOUBLES -- Rudi, Oak, 38; Scott. Mil, 36; KHenderson, Chi, 36 TRIPLES-Rivers, Cal, li; Otis KC 9 , HOME RUNS -D.Allen , Chi, 32 R.Jackson Oak 29 STOLEN BASES -- N o r t h , Oak 53 Carew Min 37 PITCHING- (15 Decisions)-- Ciiellar Bal 22-20 688 308 STRIKEOUTS--N. Ryan, Cal, 367 Blyleven Min 248 CARE TO DANCE? .. .really, these $wa are participants in Sunday's soccer game between Arkansas arid Mexico. In the striped shirt is Bruce Graham, a Razorback player from Kansas City Mexico Soccer Team Handles Arkansas fi-1 In the first international sports competition ever for University of Arkansas team, A crowd estimated at 10BC viewed the game at Razorback Stadium. "Mexico was just too good for us," said Arkansas Coach Harry Franzreb. "Their passes were so crisplhatourdefend the University of Mexico downed the Razorback soccer team 6-1 here Sunday, were so crisp thai our defend ers got confused." Still, Franzreb said three ol the Mexico goals could have been prevented. "We gave their a penalty kick, and got goofe up on defense a couple of times," he said "We didn't really belong on the same field with them, bu I'm glad we played," he con tinued. "It was a good learning experience for us. We vido taped the game and will study Arkansas' only goal wa scored by Julius Kristiansson o Iceland. The loss ended a nine-gami Razorback winning streak tha stretched 'jack over the sprin sason, and left Arkansas w i 11 a 2-1 fall record. The Porkers will travel t Joplin for a two-day tour na men involving several teams on Fri day and Saturday. Mexico University head home after completing ils 10 game tour of the United States Me_xico calls itself the sixth bes university team in the worL as a result of a tournament in France last year, but Indian University beat the tourists 1-0 Cardinals Blast Cubs 7-3 To Climb Into Tie For First CHICAGO (AP) -- Catcher, Ted Simmons of the St. Louis Cardinals sloughed: off congratulations on driving in bis 100th run of .the season. "It's all even now, baby," said-Simmons. "That's what is more important." Even it is. The St. Louis Cardinals, getting a ; pinch : three-run ..homer from oJse Cruz in the sixth inning rode to a 7-3 victory over the Chicago Cubs and climbed into a first-place tie with Pitts- burgh in the National League c--Houston laylor rcu Uce Texas Evonne Whips Chris Evert, Ends 10-Tourney Win Skein Southland BY THE ASSOCIATED TRESS Conference All Game W L T Pel. W 1. T Pel. L o u I i I f t n n T c c h 2 0 01.000 3 0 01.000 McNeese Slate 1 0 0 1.000 3 0 0 1.000 T.nmar U . 0 0 0 .000 2 0 0 1.000 Arkansas St. 0 1 0 .000 '0 I 0 .009 SW Louisiana 0 1 0 .000 0 2 0 .000 Tex-ArlinRton 0 1 0 .000 0 4 0 .000 Results Last Week: xLouisiana Teen 20, Arhnrcs.13 Slate 1; Laniar 27, North Texas State 7; New Mexico State 42, Texas-Ar- linelon 14; McNeose Stale 20, Northeast Louisiana 14. This Week's Schedule: xLamar at Southwestern Louisiana; McNeese Stale at Delaware; Eastern Michigan at Arkansas State, x-Dcnotes conference games. DENVER (AP) -- Australian! tennis star Evonne Goolagong says it's untrue that there's a bitter rivalry between her and Chris Evert. "We get used to hearing that (here are tense feelings between us, but they're untrue," the former Wimbleton champion said. "We may be fierce competitors on the court, that's how it should be --but otherwise we ant. After the dramatic match was over, the top-seeded Miss Evert rushed to the locker room and refused to answer re porters' questions. Tournament officials said privately that the 19-year-old Miss Evert was upset at the loss, the second in a row to Miss Goola- gong. Tournament get along gong said fine," Miss Goola- aftcr she defeated Miss Evert 7-5, 3-6, 6-4 Sunday to win a $50,000 tennis tournament on the women's pro tour. But Miss Evert was unavailable to confirm that the reported heated rivalry ia noncxist' promoted the sponsors had Evert-Goolagong match by saying Miss Evert was seeking revenge for a three-set loss to Miss Goola- gong in the semifinals of the recent U.S. Open Championships. That loss ended a 10-tourna ment and 56 match winning streak for Miss Evert, the current Wimbleton titlist from Fort Lauderdale, Fla. Southwest Conference Standings BY THE ASSOCIATED HIESS COXFEHEXCE SEASON' W L T Pel. W L T Pel. M Tech 1 0 0 1.000 2 0 sas Ay 0 0 0 .000 3 0 kansas 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0 0 0 .000 2 1 0 0 0 .000 2 2 0 0 0 .000 1 o a o 1 0 .000 1 2 .000 0 2 .000 0 0 .650 2 0 .333 x-- not competing lor SWC tille 1 0 LAST WEEK'S RESULTS-- TCMS Tech 26, Texas 3; Ohio Slate 2R, SMU 9; Bayor 31. Oklahnran State 14; Minnesota 0. TCU 7; Texas ASM 28, Washington IS- nice l, LSU 10; Arkansas 60, Tulsa 0; Houston 49. Virginia Tech 12. THIS WEEK'S SCHEDULE-Arkansa: at TCU, 7:30 p.m.; Baylor at Florida Stnte, 7:30 p.m.; Oregon Stale at SMU, 2 3.m.; Washington at Texas. 7 p m · Texas ASM at Kansas, 1:30 p.m.; pkla- iioma Stale at Texas Tech, 7:30 p.m. Houston at South Carolina, 7:30 p.m. ' Ryan Hurls Gem ANAHEIM -- California Anels' ace pitcher Nolan Ryan became the fifth pitcher in major league history to hurl three no-hitters with a 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Twins. The Pirates dropped a 7-2 de cision to the New .York leaving eacli contender Mets with three games to play. The Pi- ·ates go home for a series with :he Cubs and the Cardinals wind up the season at Montreal. "I don't think anybody has an advantage now," said Cardinal Manager Red Schoendienst in ·eference to questions aboul the Cardinals finishing on the road while the Pirates are home. NEED PITCHING "You just have to win, that's all." he said. "We play as well on the road as we do at home. "Montreal scores ' more runs ;han some other teams, so that means we'll need a lot of pitching," said Schoendienst. "I just hope Ihe weather is good up there." Schoendienst conceded that it is highly probable that the two teams could end up in a firsi place tie which would neccssi tate a one-game playoff in Pittsburgh Thursday afternoon "Cruz' homer was the big hit," said Schoendienst, " b u he's had some big hits for us through the years." Cruz called it.."my biggesL homer ever" and said he hat been hitting the ball ex ceptionally well in batting prac tice throughout the series. "I was a Puerto Rican fastball,' laughed the native of Arroyo P.R. . Except for an unbelievable error by Cub shortstop Don Kessinger, Cruz might not have batted in the sixth inning when the Cardinals clinched tltei: game--scoring four runs, all o them unearned. With one run in as the resul of a throwing error by pitcher Steve Stone, Ted Sizemore ame up with two outs and nan on base. Sizemore hit op to Kessinger who droppe lie ball for a n - e r r o r , settin he stage for Cruz' -fifth home f the year. NEVER TRAILED The Cardinals never traile i the game. Simmons, single ome a run in the first but th !ubs came back to tie it in th Mltom of the first on two.sin ;!es and an error. Joe Torre singled home a ru n the Cardinal second and Lo Jrock made it 3-1 with a run coring single in the fourtl Brock then stole his 118t iase--15lh against Chicago, «hich is the only team not to ave nailed the Cardinal thief it least once during .the season. Bill Madlock hit his ninth homer in the fourth to close the ap before St. Louis put it away in the sixth. After the game, the Cubs announced t h a t Jim Marsha!! has een signed to manage the lubs through 1975. Marshall ook over for Whitey Lockman vho resigned during the All- Slar break to become director of player personnel in the minor leagues. COMPLETE LIME Of BUILDING MATERIALS QUALITY MATERIALS at DISCOUNT PRICES BANXAMERICAHD - MASTER CHARGE WELCOME DELIVERY SERVICE ALSO NEW HOMES AVAILABLE IN SEVERAL LOCATIONS 7KELLEY BROTHERS LUMBER ica. 2401 NORTH GREGG OW W«l ToimWp Noith Gtcjg Phone 442-2351 MAZDA pre-opening showing Our building is not finished yet, but we have our cars. If you would like to be one of the first to drive a Mazda come to: MAZDA of SPRINGDALE Hwy 68 East (9 Block) Eatt of 71) 751-8001 Miller Caps Great Year NAPA, Calif. (AP) - Johnny lillers a little puzzled by his antastic success in pro golf lis year. He's not at all sure ow it ame about. He's uncer- ain how long it will continue. But the All American boy-all, blende, handsome enough o serve as a male model, sofl- poken, mokcr a non-drinker, a non- and an elder of his hurcli--is dead sure about one ling: "I'd never trade this season or one major championship," liller said after his over- 'helming victory Sunday in the Raiser International Open. "This," he said in massive nderstalement, "kind of caps my year." It gave him eight titles for he year--the mosf anyone has on on the American lour since Arnold Palmer took the same u m b e r in 1960--and put his eason money-winnings at $346.33, breaking the single season nark of $320,542 set by Nickaus in 1972. He won this one' by eight trokes, matching the biggest 'ictory margin on the tour this eason, with a six-undcr-par 60 n the f i n a l round and a 271 to- al, a distant 17 under par on he 6.819-yard north course--he iwns a home by the 10th green--at the Silverado County :iub. He moved into a share of the cad with a hole-in-one on the second hole of Saturday's third round and put it out of reach vith some eye-popping puttinp n Sunday's final round. He mc-putlcd seven times on the ront nine, once holing from 60 eel. on his way to a 31. PGA champ Lee Trevino tin- shed with a final 67 and lied 13-year-old Billy Casper for sec- nd at 279. Only two men have ever won more American lour titles than filler--Sam Snead with 10 in 1950 and Byron Nelson with his ·ecord 18 in 1945. Miller won the 1972 U.S. )pen. He's finished second in wth the British Open and Masers, but he didn't win one this vear. He didn't even come close--the first time he's failed to challenge in f o u r years. THE RESULTS Final scores and money - winnings Sunday in the $150.000 Kaiser International Open Golf Tournament on the 6,819-yard, par-72 North course at the Silverado Country Club; Johnny Miller 69-69-67-66--271 Billy Casper 65-70-72-72--279 Lee Trevino 70-73-69-67--279 Leonard Thompson 70-71-70-69--280 Tim Collins · 71-70-69-71--281 Mike Reasor 74-68-69-70--281 Gene Littler 69-71-72-70-282 Charles Coody 72-72-70-68--282 Al Gciberger 70-69-73-71--283 Buddy Allin 75-69-71-68--283 $30,000 $13,875 $13,875 $7,050 $5,775 $5,775 $4,612 $4,612 $3,9D» $3,900 Aaron Says He May Play Another Year After All ATLANTA (AP) -- Home r u n . king Hank Aaron of the At- anta Braves says he is considering playing one more season. I'd hale to quit on a year like this," Aaron said Sunday. 'Maybe I'd like to play another year without the Babe Ruth pressure." ' Aaron told an Atlanta Stadium crowd of 6.001) during a jregame ceremony that he lasn't reached a decision on whether to retire, but that he expects to make an announcement within the , next two weeks. "I haven't decided whether I'll play another year or whether I'll retire," he said. The comments were made shortly after a hand-carved plaque showing Aaron and Ruth was unveiled. "This morning when I got to Ihe ball park, I had a sad_fe?l- ing," said the 40-year-oldi'stjir who became baseball's all-time home run kihg April 8 w h e n only 31 shy of the record 3,639 held by former St. Louis Cardinal great Stan Musial. he smashed his 715th off Al Downing of the Los Angeles Dodgers. He currently has 732 lifetime, with two games maining this season. If he chooses to play in 1975 Aaron also would have an opportunity to become the National League hit king since he is Booster Club Sets Meeting The Fayetteville High School Athlelic Booster Club will meet Tuesday night at 7:30 in the school's student center. Reports Tom various committees, as well as new business will bs discussed. Coach Doyne Davis will show film of one of the Bulldogs' future opponents following the business meeting. All Booster Club members and other parents of athletes are urged to attend. First Federal Savings and Loan will sponsor a chartered bus for Booster Club members going to the game at Conway on October I I . All C!IK members and other parents are asked to make their reservations early. Reservations may be marls by calling Mrs. Tryon Lewis at 413-3379 or 442-4732. The time of departure will be announced later. B W Television Service $5.00 Refund! This coupon entitles bearer to a $5.03 cash discount off the regular service call in the Fayetteville area. Offer good thru Sat., Oct. 5 We service all makes of color and black and white TV's, and stereos. Phone 521-4933 for appointment. Take a good friend for a Sunday drive. There's no friend like a good friend. m OLD CHARTER Th* «mooth«l Ktntucky Bourbon you'll ever know. mum wu«* WHISKY ·« PW · © w4 ao «wi« CIST, w, tosi smu. «r.

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