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Grant Hall DA Founsome Has 10 Aces, Not Even Counting Wacko Bo Baumeislcr is an Arkansas Razorbaek through and through, He has red h a i r , drives n red car, carries n red golf bag and turns red when he makes a bugey. But lasl week in his home town of Fort Smith, Bo turned red hardly al all. He nil good shot afler good shot and won Ihe prestigious Hardscrabble Country Club Invitational tournament. It was quite a week (or U of A golf, considering t h a t . Baumeister beat leainmale Bill Agler in Ihe finals, and Agler . beal teamate ' Mark .Deason in the semifinals. . .. Baumeister placed his name had 14 penalty strokes in Ihe company of such p'revi- -'»'·' i--i-- " --'-i no.,.«,,;, ous winners as Labron Harris, Sr., Frank Stranahan,- Bo Winingcr, Mason R u d o l p h , Jerry Pillman, R.H. Sikes, Labron Harris, Jr., and Danny Edwards. He outdid such losing finalists as Jim Fcrricr, Walter Burkemo, Dale Morey, Jack Rule, John Sell Ice and Joey Dills. Bo won the tournament by Mark had n comment about Baumeislcr's performance: "He really kept a good tempcrainenl, especially in the finals. To me, mental ntli- ludc is the most importnnt pnrt of golf. . "I've setlled down a lot," Bo acknowledged. "It's all right to get upset wilh yourself, bul you have lo forget il in about 10 seconds. This summer I withdrew from Ihe Southern Amateur, and il was Ihe stupidest thing I've e v e r .done." "Did you run out of balls?" teased Agler. "No, but I lost seven and in eight holes," safd Baumeister. "And I was only 12 over par." In response to a question, 1 the foursome of Baumeister, Agler, -Seller and Deason counted up 10 holes-iivone they had made. Baumeister leads wilh four, all having come before his 14th birthday. "I started playing when I was seven,", he said. . "Al eight, I won a peewee SPORTS Jlortfjtoest ««· « FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1974 Beats Arkansas For First Time Since 1966 Baylor Solves Porker Defense, 21-17 putting better than anyone else Jaycqes' tournament and on the bent-grass greens, which were cut to U.S. Open length, ' 3/32 of an inch. "On the 15th hole of the last match, I had to two-putt from 15 feet to win," he said. "I barely touched the ball and it rolled 18 inches past. Steve .Creekrhore, Jr.; told me it was the best putt he'd ever seen." Actually, Bameisler had a much tougher time getting to the finals than Agler did. While Bo was winning 2-up, 3-2, 1-up and 1-up, Agler was breezing 6-5, 5-3, 4-3 (over Creekmore) and 4-3. The two had played hundreds of times as youngsters in Fort Smith, .but never ,in a match until two years ago. "T h a t was at Prairie Creek," said Agler. "On the 1 first hole, I hit a perfect drive and Bo went about 80 yards to the right. We never found my ball, and he won the hole with a bogey. He won the made my first hole-in-one. We all used to hit 3-woods to 140-yard: par threes, and every month one of us would . make a hole-in-one." Just then, someone called out., "Hey, Wacko, come here:" Wacko? SO THAT'S-WACKO "That's Paul Oliver," s a id Baumeister. "He's from Fort Smith, too. We've called him Wacko ever since the time in high school when he had a 45-fOot putt hang on the lip. He started to say, "Wow," and then he yelled, 'Go!' and it came out 'Wacko.' " (The putt fell in.) ' "Wack wasn't that good in high s c h o o l , ' ' added Baumeister, "but college golf has improved his game 1000 per cent." . . ' ; . .. "I don't know," said Wacko. "I've got the yips right now." Next to join the group w a s match one-up, and I still don't " Bobby Baker, a freshman " ' --- TM--...-- A-I-J ;r k, , know where he hid my ball. About the match last Sunday, Baumeister said, We joked around on the 'first tew holes, until we realized somebody had to win. It's the ' j h from Fordyce. Asked if he were any kin to the infamous LBJ aide of the same name, he replied, "No, but I was · President is also , a fifth cousin of Johnson." Baker biggest tournament I've ever notable for the fact that he won-- it gives me an exemption to the Western Amateur "in Benton Harbor, Mich., which is probably one of the top three amateur tournaments in the country." Agler attended Westark College for two years, placing second in a tournament at Fort Worth and" .third in another at Independence, Kan., during that time. MOST AUE YOUNG He and : Baumeister are juniors, but most of the other Razorbaek golfers are freshmen or sophomores. "We have a young, enthusiastic team," said Bo. "We're willing to work as hard as it takes. That's why I believe turned down a chance to play golf at Wake Forest and came to Arkansas instead. Baumeister, Seller, Baker and Agler will play in the upcoming LSU Invitational T o u r n a m e n t , a s will sophomore John Weston of London, Netosho, Mo., and freshman Jim Denniston of England. Coach Bob Slusarek says the team may also go to Austin, Tex., for a tournament two weeks after the LSU event. "I hope there are some fans t h e r e , ' * said Baumeister "There were 60 to 80 people following Bill and me all the way around at Hardscrabble. and that was great. When we'll finish in the top three even a few people come out, of the Southwest Conference this year. Texas, Houston and SMU are all strong, but they can't all. play good at the same lime. Next year, I think we can win the whole thing. In quick agreement were Scott Seller of El Dorado and Deason, a transfer from Oklahoma Slate. Deason hails from Edmond, Okla., where he has played golf many times with assistant pro Danny Sikes, formerly of Springdale. At Hardscrabble, .Deason upended medalist Butch Edwards 5-4. you play better. "Ben Crenshaw is the best thing that ever happened to college golf. When he played, 250 or 300 people came out on the first day. You knew they were there, watching the Scoreboard,, and it gave you a chance to prove yourself in front of everyone." Bo Baumeister has always been a tremendous competitor. It strikes me now that he has come of age as a golfer. So, too, before ' too long, may the U of A golf program. Broyles Says Baylor Loss Toughest Yet By BILL KENNAN Of The TIMES Sports Siaff It's always an awesome eeling watching the final seconds run off the clock and al the same lime wondering what's ' going on inside Ihe minds of those on the losing end. After laughers over Tulsa and Texas Christian the shoe was suddenly roil the other foot Saturday, and , to -tell .the truth it wns wearing' some pretty painful blisters. -' t h r o u g h the south g a t e s . The fans looked glum one cheer leader had tears in her, eyes, and the Hogs pressed more quickly lo the sanctuary of their' dressing room than usual. The Razorbacks always end with a Hogs cheer but even that sounded of tin. Head Coach Frank Broyles cme out to meet the press and face the r music. For Broyles it was an utterly disappointing' defeat and he said so. "That was a tough defeat," he said staring at the floor in dejection. "I guess that's one of the toughest. defeats I've eyer experienced. We slood around in the first half and didn't get fired up until the second half. Then we handed it right back to them on a fumble." One reporter tried to brighten things up a bit by suggesting that since Texas AM had walloped Texas Tech things were still up for grabs in the conference race. It really didn't help much though. "Yeah, here's a lot to be done in the conference yet," said Broyles, : A lot lo be done." Baylor played a lough conlest from start to finish, a point that Sroyles did not fail to recognize. "You just have to give Baylor all the credit. Their quarterback, Neal Jeffrey, kept us off balance all afternoon. Our problem was that we just weren't very aggressive. I guess they - r a n on us pretty 50 od," said Broyles with a shake of his head. In the first half Arkansas seemed continually suffering :rom miscues that led lo penalties and fumbles. That in large measure slopped a couple of promising drives actually before they became drives. Baylor Buys Rights To 4th Quarter Heroics In leaff's'Biggest Win' 'THAT'S MY HAND YOU'RE STEPPING ON' .. .acrobatic Ike Forte is little concerned jar the /alien Baylor defender as lie looks vpjield for more Daylight. Forte led all ball carriers with 100 yards in IS tries, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Bears This time Bears "The hurt penalties us very and fumbles much," said Irish Squeak By Rice On ID Run By Bu!!ock SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) -Fullback Wayne Bullock bulled over from two yards out with 3:08 left and lifted sixth-ranked Notre Dame to a 10-3 victory over the stubborn Rice Owls in an intersectional college football game Saturday. Bullock, who entered the game as the nalion's lOth-rank- ed scorer with an average of 10.5 points per game, capped the only long drive of Ihe day for the harried Irish, who went 80 yards in 20 plays. SMU Stops Frogs, 33-13 FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -- Mighly mite Ricky Wesson wiggled in for three touchdowns nnd a light-fingered Southern Methodist defense stole four fumbles as the Muslangs ambushed Texas Christian 33-13 Saturday night football duel. in a whacky Wesson, a classy, little 160- pound sophomore quarterback, struck on runs of 18, three and 13 yards as the Mustangs sc'orcd in every quarter and rolled to their fourth victory in five outings. The triumph, assembled amid n flurry of fumbles and penalties and n meager crowd of IS,492, shoved SMU into n threc- · w u y tie with Texas AM nnd Baylor at the top of the Southwest Conference standings with 1-0 records. SMU safety Mark H o w e , a n d linebacker Charlie Adams each (jockctcd two TCU fumbles · one at the edge of the Mustangs' goal -ns tho Ponies tleall the Horned Frogs their lourtl: itrnrght setback nnd droppct Uiom from SWC consideration with two losses. The Owls, winless in four out- ngs, used a stingy defense lo ·ceep the Irish out of scoring erritory when necessary. Although there' were no lost 'utnblcs or pass interceptions, mistakes kept both teams from 'acking up more points. Rice held a 3-0 lead most of he first half on Alan Pringle's G-yard field goal. It wasn't u n il 1:03 remained in the second luarter that Notre Dame pulled ;vcn on · Dave Reeve's 45-yard mot. The Owls, after fumbling on their first play of the game, leld the Irish, who drove to a irsl-and-goal at the five. A enally moved Ihe ball back to '.he 20 and Reeve missed a 38- ,'ard field goal attempt. Rice charged back on its next osscssion with quarterback Claude Reed hilling four straight passes. Pringle's Ihree- loinler ended the drive, which survived three penalties. In the second quarter, Notre Dame moved to the Rice 13, but an illegal procedure penalty moved Ihe ball back. When loach Ara Parseghian prolest- 3(1 Ihe call, he wns hit with two 15-yard penalties lhal moved Ihe ball across midfield lo a irst and 45 at the Irish 42. Later in the period, tho Owls scored nn npparent touchdown 3n a play already called dead ijecausc of another penalty. Reed, who completed eight of nino passes in the h a l f for 74 ynrds, passed 35 yards lo running back Ardie Segnrs in the end zone. Reeve put through a 31-ynrd field gonl-'on the next drive, but an offside penally grivo Ihe Irish fourth nnd less than n yard nt the nine. Pflrseghlnn decided to try for Ihe first down, ; bul quarlorbnek Tom Clements wns nailed for, no gain on a rollout, Broyles. It was one of those fumbles late in the contest 'that turned a 17-14 Razorback margin into a 21-17 Baylor victory 'Richard LaFarge was out with an injury so we put Randy Drake in. On third down Mark M i l l e r fumbled," agonized Broyles. "Of all things, we didn't get it back. Of al! things." That fumble is something thai Miller will probably remember for some time to come. "Randy and I just missed connections on the snap from center. That's about all I can say," said Miller. ''I guess it's just one of those things that happens We'll try to work on it." Miller had 'his Better mo ments, though. Late in Ihe firs half he threw a 41-yarder to Freddie Douglas for a touch down and in the second hal engineered an 82-yard drive fo the second Arkansas touch down. On that first-half touch down Miller thought he hac made a throwing error. "Ac i.ually I thought I had under Ihrown Freddie. I knew he wa going to be open and I wa; just Irying real hard to get thi ball lo him, but I knew tha I had underlhrown it,' remembered Miller. "Fredrii made a great catch as he dii last week." Marsh While, who ran ex tremoly well in. Ihe second half found the Baylor defense tough cookie lo crack. "N doubt about it," said White "Baylor has a good footba" learn. They were really long but you know we did a lot c things to stop ourselves. I don think we'll be down, we jus can't afford it. We have to b ready for the next game." Dennjs Winston was no taking things well nt al Winslon played well nnd eve left the gnme n couple of lime shaken up. Bul Ihe Baylor o fense rolled on. ''No," he sai right away, "Baylor didn'l d ·mything different. They wer n good team but.-..They jus jcal us." The lasling impression is Ih j.ainod expression on Fran Broyles' fnce nnd an nlmos illegible nole on the conferenc room blnck board. Nonr the to rend "Collon Bowl" than nea Ihe center wns w r i t t e n ' " D o n u n d e r e s t i m a t e Baylor!! Perhaps it ronlly wasn't n cas tatistical Battle/ And Bali Game By GRANT HALL TIMES Sports Editor With less than three minutes play Saturday afternoon, the rkansas-Baylor 'game looked ke a repeat -of · last - year: aylor winning the battle of the tatistics while losing the game, ut the Bears pounced on a umbled snap, drove 3G yards a touchdown and defeated rkansas 21-17. It was Baylor's first win over Arkansas since 1966, and its rst victory over a Southwest Conference team since the last ame of the 1972 season. The e a r s matched. Arkansas' verall record of 3-2, and ropped the Hogs to 1-1 in the uddenly lively league race. A Razorbaek Stadium crowd f 37,300, just 200 short of apacity, sat in stunned silence or much of the day as Baylor oiled up 207 yards rushing and 28 passing against the vauntec Arkansas defense. The Bears arned an 18-13 edge in first downs and a 335-297 advantage n total offense. S t i l l , it appeared that Arkansas would win 17-14 on he strength of - a - ,15-play, 82 'aid scoring drive that con umed the first 7:18 of the ourth quarter. It looked even more like that after freshman iary Roper and others stacked B a y l o r quarterback Mark teekson for no gain on fourth and one at the Arkansas 31 with But after Holland Fuchs ;ained five yards and Ike Fortt .wo, quarterback Mark Millei missed connections with cente landy Drake and Baylor tackli iVharton Foster recovered thi all a t - t h e Arkansas 36 with 2:31 to play. JEFFREY RETURNS Neal Jeffrey, who missei much of Ihe game after being struck in the face illegally by [van Jordan in the first quarter ;ame back in at quarterback He promptly hit tight end San Harper for 16 yards to the 20 That brought in linebacke Dennis Winston, shaken u ,wice earlier. On the next play, both Bill Burns and Tommy Harris ha. a chance fo.jntercept Jeffrey but neither could hang on Fullback Pat Mcne'il "t'hei gained eight yards and tailbac Steve Beaird got for more fo a first down at the eight. The clock, plagued by faulty last digit all day, showe 1:38. It rnn no more after that because Baylor Coach Gran Teaff convinced Ihe officials I keep Ihe lime on the field. McNeil gained three yards t the Arkansas five on first down and Beaird skipped 16 the on with an artful screen pass from Jeffrey. Boaird scored the touch down on third down, jus breaking the plane ahead of liickle by Winslon. Bubba Hick kicked Ihe score lo 21-17 wit 1:08 to play. - . Arkansas slill had a chanci with all Ihrce of ils timeout l e f t and the ball at ils 40 afle nn eight-yard return of a squi kickoff by Burns. Coach Fran Broyles sent in Mike Kirklam his best passer, to repine Millpr. It lincl been a route going performance by Millc until then. Kirklnnd's first piny me disaster. Finding his light en covered, he started lo scrnmb' h u t 1 fumbled. After seven i vi H t t p M Ji iunny wtVBii L ii u(i^\j .u\i\ « »-*··· ...*·*-» -_.-,of. underestimation; rather it players had a shot at the bal wns probnbly Iho case of a good Kirkland recovered nt his 22 fo Bnylor team capitalizing on Arkansas mistakes. At any rate most of the Razorbaclis won't be petting much sleep trying to figure- out which was really true, nn 18-yni'd loss. Arkansas use (Is first timeout and designe a draw piny for Bnrnnb White. . But, as Klrkland doseribi tho play later, "I went ov 0 far and we ran together." at made it third and 30, and cxplicably, Arkansas failed to 11 timeout. Instead, the azorbacks took timeout after 1 incomplete pass on the next ay, when time was out lyway. On fourth and 30, Kirkland impleted a 31-yard pass to reddie Douglas for the. first own, but that play ended the ame. "We just didn't know ow much time was left," sale irkland afterward. Said Broyles, "This is one of ie -toughest losses I've ever ;perienced. Nose guard Mike Campbell idicated why as he chronicled s personal frustration: Baylor sed a lot of play-action passes, /e had to read the run first, no it confused us. It seemed lat every time I rushed the asser, they ran a draw play, fid every time I played for ie run, they passed." DIDN'T DO WELL With Leotis Harris injured, ampbell played most of the ame. "I may not be playing oo much afler today." he said a Mike Ehow fumble. By BRUCE STAPLETON Of The TIMES Sporls Staff There was a time when fourth quarters belonged to Arkansas. 40,000 fans and players would hold their hands high with four fingers' thrust out, , slioutin'g, "Fourth, Fourth," and .the Hogs always seemed to pull it out. Saturday the Porkers.lost lo a team -which may have emerged as the nation's foremost fourth quarter football team--the Baylor Bears. "This is our third win in a row in the fourth quarter," Baylor coach Grant Teaff pointed qut I ui post-game interviews. ' "There's no doubt that our win last week over Florida , State was a big factor :n. thi ' game,'/ he added. The Bears trailed 17-0 at one point in that one, which must have made this · week's 17-14 deficit seem liks. child's play. "That's what a championship team has to do," Teaff added referring to the comeback ycr Arkansas, "and I feel like /e have a championship team his year." Teaff had special praise fo is reserve quarterback, Marl ackson, who filled in for all SWC candidate Neal Jeffrey tier the latter shattered hi lose early in the game. "I've got two real winners a quarlcrback. I ' h a d planned 01 Arkansas missed a great Aance on its first possession f the third quarter. The lazorbacks got - the ball at the Baylor 15 when Rollen Smith recovered a Cleveland Franklin umhle just inside the boundary. Franklin · had just come nto the game to replace Beaird, .who had been racket by Brison Manor. B'ORTE STOPPED Arkansas moved to a fourtl and the one, but Fort was stopped short of the goa line. He fumbled, however, and i ball squirted out to the flat Miller could have walked into Hie end zone had he been able to field the ball cleanly, bu he hobbled il out of- bounds at the four. The play marked the time in eight instances tirsl that lanaging a weak smile. "I lidn't dp well at all." Actually, both defenses did al! ight until 8:10 remained in the rst quarter, when Jackson omplcted a 17-yard pass to farper for the game's initia rst down. That keyed a 71 ard, 11-piay drive that put Saylor ahead 7-0. Beaird arried six times in the march, etting up a 25-yard wingback everse by Phillip Kent for the ouchdown. Hicks added the 'AT after 10:40. ' Forte appeared to have .rkansas' first down with a 24- Mrd run on the ensuing series, iut he fumbled the ball away o safety Scooter Reed. It was he third fumble lost by -Forte his year. Barnabas White, Marsh While and Forte punched out two first downs on the next possession, but the Razorbacks eventually had to punt from heir 14 when they were caught clipping after Foster sacked ililler. Kirkland's only bad punt of he day, a 23-yarder, gave Baylor the ball 37 yards from pay dirt. The Bears had to :ross the goal line three times jcfore their second touchdown look.' Beaird's 25-yard dash and Kent's 10-yard run were each called back by holding penalties. SCREEN WORKS Baylor made up the first icnalty on a beautifully executed screen pass from Jackson Arkansas failed on fourth down this year. Arkansas got the ball righ isck in good field position aftei Jon Rhiddlehoover and friends stopped Beaird three times, bu the Razorbacks could gain only 12 yards in seven plays iron the Baylor 40. So Little kicked a 45-yan field goal, his fourth of the yea in five tries, to pull Arkansa: within 14-10 after 10:33 of thi lliird quarter. Little also ail mailed the end line of the eni CONTINUED ON PAGE 4C) playing Mark but when Nea vent out with that hit on th riose, he had to play and di a superb job. Then Neal cam back to direct the winnin ouchdown. What a 'great pa of winners." J a c k s o n , w h o playe sparingly in Baylor's first fou games, was asked if he wa a little scared being thrust in the Arkansas battle. "No, I w never scared, just worried. B our defense came through an held "em, and Neal brought fo rthe down." winning : ; i ,tou'c ' A c c o r d i n g t o 'jeffre "Jackson was super o u t ' the, today. He's a fantastic qua'rte back and did a great job." Another offensive standoi branded a winner by Teaff wa wingback Phillip Kent, who ha been relatively unheralded s far this season but carr through in fine fashion Satu day. "I feel like this was my be game this season," Kent sai A former teammate of -Ik Forte at Tyler Junior CoIleE Kent described Forte as ' great back. I've got a lot respect for him." One of Teaff's biggest worrii. toward the end of the gam was the Bears' tailback sit ation. After starter Stev Beaird was shaken up in t! second half, Teaff replaced hi th Cleveland Franklin, who omptly suffered a shoulder paratiori on a pitchout play. : Beaird was Baylor's leading sher with 80 yards ' o n 20 tries, but was disappointed in s blocking performance- and dn't feel .like it was one .of s belter games. "I fell a little sluggish before game because of the eather." Beaird said in ferrirfg lo the muggy 70 er cent humidity.-"There was o question we were- going ib in it though. We moved the. all on the mbecause our line as really coming off that ball:" Asked to compare Arkansas nd Oklahoma State,''an up-arid- own team like the Porkers, ieaird rated them-about even, ith possibly a 'slight edge lo h e Hogs. . ' . ' . ' . v Needless to say, optimism vas rampant in · the Baylgr r e s s i n g room concerning inspects for the .rest of .th'e easort. As pointed out by tackle, ary Gregory, "We're just tnrting." Gregory was a lillie urprised, however, at his hallenger across the' · litte, Arkansas tackle.Brison.Manor. Manor was a lot quicker than thought. He's good." . ;· Teaff called the ' win .by far . heibiggest of his career.."This s the first lime we've-be en IrO n SWC play since I've been , at Baylor..I feel like, we've,got a greal program slarted. We've been recruiting well and we'ys got t h e facilities." " . ' . - " · * . . That may mean trouble for ·ulure Bear foes, and it's''-a :inc'li. that 1 people are 'going-to stop underestimating Baylor ,in weeks to come. Rated dead last in many pre-season conference polls, the Bears have fooled Ihe oddsmakers time after'time. Arkansas also makes " i practice of crossing them up fr.r that matter, and if you like roller coaster rides, the 1974 Porker .season should have enough ups and downs for anybody. In the meantime, Arkansas' patent on fourth quarter heroics appears to have expired, and · Ihe rights bought up by the Bayor Bears. Northern Iowa Wins CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP)-Quarterback Bill Salmon ran For one touchdown and passed for two others, leading the Uni-, versity of Northern Iowa to a 47-17 college football victory Saturday over Drake University. - ; Salmon ran eight y a r d s - f o r ' one TD, then connected for sco^ ring passes of 22 yards to split end Dave Schooley and. 26 yards to wide receiver Jim O'DdnnclI. . · ' - . . . p a s s completed against Arkansas this year. Hicks converted the PAT lo make Ihe score 14-0 wilh 9:50 left in the Starling from its 21, Arkansas cpunterpunched in 'nine plays. terrific catch in two weeks." It was Douglas' second touchdown reception of tho year, but the first TD pass for Miller. Sieve Little- c u t t h e deficit l o . . . . . . 14-7 wilh 4:54 lo go in Ihe h a l f . _ _ s]) [j t em j p re ddie Douglas jumps between Baylor's Ron Burns, right and Scooter Rftd to' snara a 41 yard touchdown pass /rom quarterback Mark Miller, fits spectacular play com* . WHAT A SNAG! a Baylor Ihrcat by recovering '«(" tn the first hall and closed Baylor's lead to Zl-7

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