Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas on October 9, 1974 · Page 16
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Northwest Arkansas Times from Fayetteville, Arkansas · Page 16

Fayetteville, Arkansas
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Wednesday, October 9, 1974
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But Last Two Weeks Have Been Encouraging Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Wad., Oct. 9, 1974 · 17 FAYITTCVILLE, AKKANfA* Teaff Still Trying To Teach Bears How To Win LITTLE HOCK (AP) Grant Teaff says- he lias has been trying lo leach Ihe Baylor football leiim how to w! n for 2!i4 years. The process lias b e e n agonizingly slow, hut the last two weeks have been encouraging. , . . ' · ' . · ' "We didn't know how lo win." Tcaff said.."When you're playing people equal 'to you, you win in the fourth quarter. "It's a psychology thing and sometimes it builds up," he said. "You expect to lose in the fourth quarter. . We played Texas in 1972 and we weren't supposed to be on the field with them, but it was 3- 3 in the fourth quarter. Everybody in the stands knew Texas knew it was going to win. "Last year, we would come from behind and come from behind but we wouldn't win. Against TCU we were down 346 and when the game ended'we were on their sixryard line and the score was. 34-28. We just didn't know how to win. You can talk about it until heck freezes over, but doing it is something else." OSIJ CHALLENGED Two weeks ago, Baylor led Oklahoma Slate 17-7, but the Cowboys recovered a Baylor fumble in the end zone and il was 17-14 entering the fourth quarter. In Hie past, that would have been meant the beginning of the erid. Instead, Baylor scored twice in the fourth period and upset the Cowboys who were ranked in the top ten'at the time. · Last week, Ihe.Bears trailed Florida Stale 17-0 at the half. "There was every dislraclion in the world," Tcaff said. "Half of Hollywood was there. Florida Stale was trying to break a 15-game losing streak. I've had my back to the wall, but it's never been bent over that far. But, the players kept their poise and confidence. It was very 'gratifying." The Bears rallied on three touchdowns by Steve Beaird and won 21-17. "Winning emphasized what I've been trying to teach," Teaff said. "We're one step Baylor opens Us Southwest Conference season Saturday sigalnst , the University of Arkansas at Fayetlcvillc. 'AWESOME LOOKING' "They're kind of awesome looking," said. Teaff, when asked about tlic Uazorbacks. "They do everything well. They've got, so many people :hal they jusl wear you down. Their, learn speed is probably as good as that of any team we've played and that includes Oklahoma." Teaff said Arkansas quarterback Mark Miller Is "the clos- erl thing we've seen to Steve Davis operating the wishbone." Davis is Oklahoma's quarterback. Baylor trailed Oklahoma 7-5 entering Die final period. The final margin was 28-11 and included a Sooner louchdown in the closing seconds. Teaff was asked if the Bears would be mentally ready for the Razorbacks. "Any good football leam is ready to play anytime. We really haven't thought that much about the conference season. We're trying to have a winning season for the first time in over 10 years." HOGS 3-1 Arkansas is 3-1, losing, 26-7 to Oklahoma State -- a 17-point victim of the Bears. Teaff says he doesn't pay attention to comparative scores. "I can show you how we could have won the national championship," he said. "Each 'game is i n d i v i d u a l , based on different circumstances." Baylor quarterback Ncal Jeffrey compleled 23 of 36 passes for 312 yards in a 13-V loss to Arkansas last year. This fall, the Bears are approaching the balance Tcaff has been seeking. The Bears have thrown a m i n i m u m of 17 passes and a maximum of 20 passes in their four games. "Last year, we kinda got into a situation of playing a lot of catchup," Teaff said. "Our offense ranked eighth in Southwest Conference history hut that'doesn't amount lo a hill of beans. We didn't win a conference game." Beaird has helped the Bears achieve balance. The 5-foot-7, 105-pound senior has carried 95 times for 386 yards and five touchdowns and caught 10 passes for 154 yards and three touchdowns. Beaird earned the award as the Offensive Player of the Week in the SWC for his performance against Florida Slate. WAL-MART CITY WAL-MART CITY WAL-MART CITY WAL-MART CITY WAL-MART CITY WAL-MART CITY WAI- i Griffin Named National Back iOfWeekByAP COLUMBUS, . Ohio (AP) -Archie Griffin of Ohio State, the National-Back of the Week, is surprised he's only two games away from one of col- l e g e f o o t b a l l ' s treasured records. The junior tailback has piled up 15 straight games of 100 yards or more in rushing. The record is 17 games in a row, set four years ago by Oklahoma's Steve Owens. "I wasn't even aware of it," Griffin said of Owens' record. "If I could get .that, it would be a great honor. I thought Owens was a great runner." His latest gem, 196 yards in a 42-7 romp Saturday over Washington State, earned him The Associated Press weekly honors. The 5-fool-O. 180-pound Griffin has GI9 yards in four games this season. He had 8(57 as a freshman and a Big Ten record 1,577 as a sophomore. Still, Griffin prefers to sidestep the glory. "Can you make sure you put something about my line in there?" he asked. "I have no problem getlinfg through the holes the line opens up. AH I have to do is run." ONE 0 FSEVEN The 20-year-old is one of seven sons of a Columbus laborer. All seven have played or are playing football. James Griffin Jr., now 25, at Muskingum College, Larry, 24, at Kent Stale and Daryle, 22, currently at Kent State, were all backs. Brother Ray, 18, is a freshman back at Ohio State. Duncan is a 17-year-old Columbus high school light end and, Archie said, "He's bigger t h a n all of us and still growing." The Ohio State star maintains 12-year-old brother Keith may be the best ,of the Griffins. Keilh is a 120-pound junior high school r u n n e r . "He (Keith) is more mature than we were at his age," Archie said. Woody Hayes, the Ohio State coach, said the closely-knit Griffin family is a big factor in his tailback's success. "His three older brothers played," Hayes said. "He had somebody to look up to and push him. But he looks up to his dad most of all. "Achie has a positive attitude toward everything he does and it all started in his home." Southgate Shopping Center WE SELL FOR LESS WAL-MART Discount City \ S A T I S F A C T I O N \ G U A R A N T E E D / W A L - M A R T Riverboaf Sinks In Mississippi ST. FRANCISVILLE, La. (AP) -- Seven persons escaped injury Tuesday when a 25-foot boat sank in the Mississippi River near here after two explosions set the craft on fire. The Proud Mary was en route from Peoria, III., to New Orleans. Occupants took to a life raft and 'were picked up by fishermen. On board were Larry Gorney of New Orleans, the owner; Mr. and Mrs. John E. Hall of Htmtsville, Ala.; Mr. and Mrs. R i c h a r d J. Jones of Champaign, III., and Gene Ferrell and Mrs. C. J. 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