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Grant Hall UA Foursome Has 10 Aces, Not Even Counting Wacko SPORTS Jjorfttoest Bo Baumeislcr is an Arkansas Razorback through iiticl llirough. He has red hair, drives a rod ear, curries a reel yolf bag and turns red when he makes u bogey. But last week in his home town of Fort Smith, Bo turned red hardly at all, He hit good shot after good shot and won the prestigious Hardscrabble Country Club Invitational tournament. It was quite a week for U of A golf, considering that Baumeistcr beat teammate Bill Agler in the finals, and Agler beat teamate Mark Dcason in the semifinals. Baumeister placed his name in the company of such previous winners as Labron Harris, Sr., Frank Stranahan, Bo Wininger, Mason R u d o l p h , Jerry Pillinan, R.H. Sikcs, Labron Harris, Jr... and Danny Edwards. He outdid such losing finalists as Jim Ferrier, Walter Burkemo, Dale Morey, Jack Rule, John Schlee and Joey ' Dills. Bo won the tournament by putting better than anyone else 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 tlie ball and it rolled 18 inches past. Sieve Creekmore, Jr., told me it was the best putt he'd ever seen." Actually, Bamcister had a much tougher time getting to the finals than Agler did. While Bo was winning 2-up, 3-2, I-up and 1-up. Agler was breezing C-5, 5-3, 4-3 (over Cieekmore) 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 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 match one-up, and I still don^t know where lie hid my ball. About the match last Sunday, Baumeistcr said, "We joked around on the first few holes, until we realized somebody had to win. I t s the biggest tournament I've ever won--it gives me an exemption to the Western Amateur in Benton Harbor, Mich., which is probably one of the · lop 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 AHE YOUNG He and. Baumeister are juniors, but most of the other Rav.orback golfers are fresh' men 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 we'll finish in the top three of the Southwest Conference this year. Texas, Houston and SMU are all strong, but they can't all play good at the same time. 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 Stale. 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. FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS, SUNDAY, OCTOBER 13, 1974 Beats Arkansas For First Time Since 1966 Murk had a comment about Baumeistcr's performance: "He really kept a good temperament, especially .in the finals. To me, mental atli- ludc is the .most important part of golf. "I've settled down a lot," Bo acknowledged! "It's all right to get upset with yourself, but you have to forget it in about 10 seconds. This summer I withdrew from the Southern Amateur, and it was the stupidest thing I've e v e r done." "Did you run out of bulls'; teased Agler. "No, but I lost seven and had 14 penalty strokes in eight boles," said Baumeisler. "And I was only 12 over par." In response to a question, the foursome of Baumeistcr, Agler, Seller and Deason counted up 10 holes-in-one they had made. Baumeister leads wilh four, all having come before his 14th birthday. "I started playing when I was seven," he said. "At eight, I won a peewee Jaycees' tournament and made my first hole-in-one. We all used to hit ,3-woods to 140-yard par threes, and every monlh 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 t d Baumeister. "He's from Fort Smilh, 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 lo 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 li o o 1 . ' ' 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 ·Bobby Baker, .-a .freshman from Fordyce. Asked if he were any kin to the infamous LBJ aide of the same name, he replied, "No, but I was a fifth cousin of President Johnson." Baker is also notable for the fact that he 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 Nelosho. Mo., and freshman Jim Denniston of London, England. Coach Bob Slusarek says the learn 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 CO lo 80 people following Bill and me all the way around at Hardscrabble, and that was great. When even a few people come out, 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 Hie 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, loo, before too long, may the U of A golf program. Baylor Solves Porker Defense, 21-17 Baylor Buys Rights To 4th Quarter Heroics In Teaff's 'Biggest Win' Broyles Says Baylor Loss Toughest Yet By BILL KENNAN Of Tlic TIMES Sports Staff It's always an awesome feeling watching the final seconds rim off the clock and at the same time wondering what's going on inside the minds of those on the losing end. After laughers over Tulsa and Texas Christian the shoe was suddenly on the other foot Saturday, and to lell -the truth it was wearing some pretty painful blisters. t h r o u g h t h e south g a t e s . The fans looked glum,.one cheerleader had tears in her eyes and the Hogs pressed more quickly to 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 came out to meet the press and ace the music. For Broyles jt was · an utterly disappointing defeat and he said so. "That was a tough defeat," he said .taring at the floor in dejection. 'I guess that's one of the toughest defeats I've ever experienced. We stood around n the first half and didn't get ired up until the second half. Then we handed it right back lo them on a fumble." One reporter tried to brrghten 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, there's a lot to be done in the conference yet," said Broyles, "A lot to be done." Baylor played a tough contest from start to finish, a point that 'THAT'S MY HAND YOU'RE STEPPING ON' .. .acrobatic Ike Forte is little concerned for the /alien Baylor defender as he leaks upjield /or more daylight. Forte led all ball carriers with WO yards in 18 tries, but it wasn't enough to overcome the Bears This Time Bears Statistical Battle, And Ball Game By BRUCE STAl'LETON Of The TIMES Sports 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, shouting, 'Fourth, Fourth." and the Hogs always seemed lo pull it out. Saturday the Porkers lost to a team which may have emerged as the nation's foremost fourth quarter football learn--the Baylor Bears, "This is our third win in a row in the fourth quarter," Baylor coach Grant Teaff pointed out in post-game interviews. There's no doubt that our win last week over Florida State was a big factor in this 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 like child's play. "That's what a championship team has to do," Teaff added i referring to the comeback ver Arkansas, "and I feel like e have a championship team his year." Teaff had special praise for is reserve quarlerback, Mark ackson, who .filled in for all- WC candidale Neal Jeffrey fler Ihe lalter shattered his ose early in the game. with Cleveland Franklin, who promptly suffered a shoulder separation on a pitchout play. Beaird was Baylor's leading rusher with 80 yards on 20 carries, bul was disappointed in his blocking performance and didn't feel like it was one of liis better games. "I felt a little sluggish before Ihe game because of Ihe weather," Beaird said in muggy 70 "There was referring to the per cent humidity. Irish Squeak By Rice On TD Run B Bullock ' - · " Broyles did not fail to recognize. "You just have 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 ran on us pretty good," ; said Broyles with a shake of his head. In the first half Arkansas seemed continually suffering rom miscues that led to itnalties and fumbles. That in arge measure stopped a couple of promising drives actually lefore they became drives. 'The penalties and fumbles Kurt us very much," said 3royles. ' It was one of those fumbles late in the contest that-turned a 17-14 Hazorback margin into 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 all things." That fumble is something that Miller will probably remember or some lime lo come. "Randy and I just missed connections on the snap from center. That's By GRANT HALL TIMES Sports Editor With less than three minutes to play Saturday afternoon, the Arkansas-Baylor 'game looked like a repeat of last year: Baylor winning the battle of the statistics while losing the game. But the Bears pounced on a fumbled snap, drove 36 yards to a touchdown and defeated Arkansas 21-17. It was Baylor's first win over Arkansas since 1966, and its first victory, over a Southwest Conference team since the last game of the 1972 season. The B e a r s matched Arkansas' overall record of 3-2, and dropped the Hogs to 1-1 in the suddenly lively league race. A Razorback Stadium crowd of 37.300, just" 200 short of capacity, sat in stunned silence for much of the day as Baylor rolled up 207 yards rushing and 12S passing against the vaunted Arkansas defense. The Bears earned an .18-13 edge in first downs and a 335-297 advantage in total offense. S t i l l , it appeared that Arkansas would 17-14 - on about all Miller. "I SOUTH BEND, Intl. (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 Ihe stubborn Rice Owls in an intersectional college football game Saturday. Bullock, who entered Ihe game as the nalion's lOth-rank- ed scorer with an average of 10.5 poinLs per game, capped the only long drive of the day for the harried Irish, who went 80 yards in 20 plays. SMU Frogs Stops , 33-13 FORT WORTH, Tex. (AP) -Mighty mite Ricky Wesson wiggled in for three touchdowns and a light-fingered Southern Methodist defense stole four fumbles as the Mustangs ambushed Texas Christian 33-13 Saturday night in -a whacky football duel. Wesson, a classy, little 160- pound sophomore quarlerback, struck on runs of 18, three and 13 yards as the Muslangs scored in every quarter anc rolled to Iheir fourth victory ir five oulings. The Iriiunph, assembled amic a flurry of fumbles and penal' ties and a meager crowd of 16, 492, shoved SMU into a three way lie with Texas AM ant Baylor at the top of the South west Conference standings wilh 1-0 records. SMU safety Mark Howe anc linebacker Charlie Adams each pocketed two TCU fumbles one at the edge of the Mns tangs' goal --as the Ponies deal the Horned Frogs their fourtl Itrarght setback and dropped them from SWC consideratio: wilh two losses. The Owls, winless in four out- I can say, 1 said guess it's just one igs, used a~ stingy defense to eep the Irish out of scoring rritory when necessary. Although there were no lost umbles or pass interceptions, istakes kept both teams from acking up more points. Rice held a 3-0 lead most of ic first half on Alan Pringle's "-yard field goal. It wasn't un 1 1:03 remained in the second uarler that Notre Dame pulled ven on Dave Reeve's 45-yard oot. The Owls, after fumbling on heir first play, of the "game, eld the Irish, who drove to 'a rst-and-goal at the five. A enalty moved the ball back to he 20 and Reeve missed a 38- ard field goal altempt. Rice charged back on its next ossession with quarterback Claude Reed hilling four traight passes. Pringle's three- oinler ended the drive, which urvivcd three penalties. In the second quarter, Notre Dame moved to the Rice 13. ul an illegal procedure penalty moved the ball back. .When Coach Ara Parseghian protest- ttl Ihe call, he was hit with Iwo S yard penalties that moved he ball across midfield to irst and 45 ,al the Irish 42. Later in the period, the Owls scored an apparent touchdown m a play already called dead jccause of another penalty. Reed, who completed eight of nine passes in Ihe half for 74 , passed 35 yards to running back Ardie Segars in Ihe :ml /one. Reeve put through a 31-yard iel(l goal on Ihe next drive, but an offside penalty gave the Irish fourth and less than a yard at the nine. Parseghian of those things that happens. We'll try to work on it." Miller had his Better moments, though. Late in the first half he threw a 41-yarder^ to Freddie Douglas for a touchdown and in the .second half engineered an 82-yard drive for the second Arkansas touchdown. On that first-half touchdown Miller thought lie had made a throwing error, lually I Ihought I had under- Ihrown Freddie. I knew he was going to be open and I was just trying real hard to get the ball to him, but I knew lhal I had underthrown it," remembered Miller. "Freddie made a great catch as he did last week." Marsh White, who ran ex-. Iremely well in Ihe second half, found the Baylor defense a the streirgth of a 15-play, 82- yard, scoring drive lhat consumed the" first 7:18 of the fourth quarter. It looked even more like that after freshman Gary Roper and others stacked B a y l o r - quarterback Mark Jackson for no gain on fourth and one at the Arkansas 31 with 3:47 left. But after Holland Fuchs ;ained five yards and Ike Forte wo. quarterback Mark 'Miller missed connections with center ilandy Drake and Baylor tackle Wharton Foster recovered the ball at Ihe Arkansas 36 wilh :31 to play. JEFFREY RETURNS Neal Jeffrey, who missed much of the game after being struck in the face, illegally by, Ivan Jordan in the first quarter, came back in at quarterback. He promptly hit tight end Sam Harper for 16 yards to the 20. That brought in linebacker Dennis Winston, shaken up twice earlier. too far and we ran together." That made it third and 30, and inexplicably, Arkansas failed to call limeout. Instead, the Razorbacks took timeout after an incomplete pass on the next play, when time was out anyway. On fourth and 30, Kirkland completed a 31-yard pass lo Freddie Douglas for the first down, but that play ended the game. "We just didn't know how much time was left," said Kirkland afterward. Said Broyles, "This is one of the -toughest losses I've ever experienced. Nose guard Mike Campbell indicated why as he chronicled :Js personal frustration: Baylor used a lot of play-action passes. We had to read the run first, and it confused us. It seemec Shat every time I rushed the passer, they ran a draw play and every time I played for the run, they passed." DIDN'T DO WELL With Leolis Harris injured Campbell played most of the game. "I may not be playing too much after today," he said managing a weak smile. '". didn't do well al all." Actually, both defenses did al right until 8:10 remained in th 1 first quarter, when Jackson completed a 17-yard pass t Harper for the game's initia first down. That keyed a 71 yard, 11-play drive that put Mike Ebow fumble. Arkansas missed a great nance on its first possession f the "third quarter. The iazorbacks got the ball at Ihe Baylor 15 when Rollen Smilh ecovered a Cleveland Franklin umble just inside the boun- !ary. Franklin had just come nto the game to · replace rleaird, who had been racked y Brison Manor. FORTE STOPPED Arkansas moved to a fourth and goal at the one,' but FbrU- was stopped short o f , the 'gba inc. He fumbled.-however, anc ·lie ball squirted out to the flat Miller could have walked into :lie end zone had he been able LO field the ball cleanly, bu he hobbled it out of bounds al the four. The lime play marked the eight instances firs tha Arkansas failed on fourth down this year. Arkansas got the ball righ jack in good field position afte Jon Rhiddlehoover and friend stopped Beaird three times, bu the Razorbacks could gain onlj 12 yards in seven plays from the Baylor 40. So Little kicked a 45-yar. field goal, his fourth of the yea five tries, to pull Arkansa within 14-10 after 10:33 of Ih third quarter. Little also ail mailed the end line of the en (CONTINUED ON PAGE 4C "I've got two real winners at uarlcrback.' 1 had planned on laying Mark but when Neal vent out with thai hit on the ose, he had to play and did superb job. Then Neal came iack lo direct the winning ouchdown. What a great pair f winners." J a c k s o n . w h o played sparingly in Baylor's first four James, was asked if he was a litlle scared being thrust into he Arkansas bailie. "No, I was lever scared, just worried. But ur defense came through and leld "em, and Neal brought us in fo rthe winning touchdown." ' ,.;. : i A c c o r d i n g t o Jeffrey, 'Jackson was super out there oday. He's a fantastic quarterback and did a greal job." Anolher offensive standout Branded a winner by Teaff was wingback Phillip Kent, who has aeen relatively unheralded so lar this ' season but no question we were going to win it though. We moved the ball on the mbecause our line was really coming off thai ball." Asked lo compare Arkansas and Oklahoma Stale, an up-and- down team like the Porkers, Beaird rated them about even, with possibly' a slight edge to the Hogs. Needless to say, optimism was rampant in the Baylor d r e s s i n g room concerning piospects for the rest of the season. As pointed out by tackle just little surprised, however, at his challenger across the line, Arkansas tackle Brison Manor. "Manor was a lot quicker than I thought. He's good." Teatf called the win by far the biggest of his career. "This is the first time we've been 1-0 in SWC play since I've been at Baylor. I feel like we've got a great program started. We've been recruiting well and we've trouble for and it's a Gary Gregory, "We're starting." Gregory was a got the facilities." That in ay future Bear mean foes, cinch that people are 'going .to stop underestimating Baylor in weeks to come. Rated dead last in many pre-season conference polls, the Bears have fooled the odcismakers time after time. practice of came Satur- Ibrough in fine fashion day. "I feel like Ihis was my best game this season," Kent said. A former teammale of Ike Forle al Tyler Junior College, Kent described Forte as "a Arkansas also makes a 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 meanlime, Arkansas' patent on fourth quarter heroics appears to Hie rights have expired, and bought up by the Bayor Bears. Northern Iowa Wins CEDAR FALLS, Iowa (AP)^ great back. I've spect for him." got a lot of One of Teaff's biggest worries toward the end of the game was the Boars' tailback situation. After starter Sieve Beaird was shaken up in the second half, Teaff replaced him Quarterback Bill Salmon ran for one touchdown and passed for Iwo others, leading the University of Northern Iowa to 'a 47-17 college football victory Saturday over Drake Univer- sily. Salmon ran eighl yards for one TD, Ihen connecled for scoring passes of 22 yards to split end Dave Schooley and 26 yards lo wide receiver Jim O'Donnell. cookie to doubt about it," tough crack. "No said White, 'Baylor has a good football learn. They were really lough but you know we did a lot of Ihings to -slop ourselves. I don't :hink we'll be down, we just can't afford it. We have^fo be ready for the next game." Dennis Winston was not taking things well at all. Winston played well and even left the game a couple of times shaken up. But the Baylor offense rolled on. "No," he said right away, "Baylor didn't do anything different. They were a good learn bul...They just beat us." The lasting impression is the On the next play, bolh Billy Burns and Tommy Harris had a chance lo intercept Jeffrey, but neither could hang on. Fullback Pat Mcneil then ;ained eight yards and tailback "teve Beaird got for more for first down at' the eight. The clock, plagued- by a 'aulty last digit all day,, showed 1:38. It ran no more after that, because Baylor Coach Grant Teaff convinced the officials to ft", Baylor ahead 7-0. Beaird carried six times in the march, setting up a 25-yard wingback reverse by Phillip Kent for the touchdown. Hicks added the PAT after 10:40. Forte appeared to have Arkansas' first down with a 24- yard run on the ensuing series, hut he fumbled the ball away lo safely Scooter Reed. It was the third fumble lost by Forte Ihis year. Barnabas White, Marsh White and Forte punched out two first downs on the next Arkansas possession, bul Ihe Razorbacks jvcntually had to punt from :heir 14 when they were caught clipping after Foster sack'cd Miller. Kirkland's only bad punt of the day, a 23-yarder, gave ·; Baylor the ball 37 yards from pay dirt. The Bears had to n ,ross the goal line three times before their second touchdown 'took.' Beaird's 25-yard and Kepi's 10-yard run dash were pained expression Broyles' face and Frank almost decided to down, but try for the quarterback first Tom elements was nailed for no gain on a rollout. illegible nole on the conference room black board. Near the top read "Cotton Bowl" then near the center was written "Don't u n d e r e s t i m a t e Baylor!!" Perhaps it really wasn't a case of underestimation; rather it was prohably the case of a good Baylor team capitalizing on Arkansas mistakes. At any rale most of Ihe, Razorbacks won't be getting much sleep trying lo figure out which was really true. keep the time on Ihe field. McNeil gained Ihree yards to the Arkansas five on first down, and Beaird skipped lo the one with an artful screen pass from Jeffrey. Beaird scored the touchdown on third down, just breaking the plane ahead of a tackle by Winston. Bubba Hicks kicked the score to 21-17 with 1:08 to play. Arkansas" still tia'dra chance, with all Ihree of ils timeouts left and Ihe ball at its 40 after an eight-yard return of a squib kickoff by Burns. Coach Frank Broyles sent in Mike Kirkland, his best passer, to replace Miller. It had been a route- going performance by Miller until then. Kirkland's first play met disaster. Finding his tight end covered, he started to scramble but fumbled. After several players had a shot at the ball, Kirkland recovered at his 22 for an 18-yard loss. Arkansas used ils. first timeout and designed a draw play for Barnabas White. But, as Kirkland described the play later, "I went over each called back by holding penalties. SCREEN WORKS Baylor made up the first penalty on a beautifully exe culed screen pass from Jackson to ITarper after a play fake. Harper used Iwo great blocks to go 17 yards lo Ihe 10. Afler lre second penalty, Baylor clawed back lo third and 'goal at the V6, from where Jackson found Kent in the end zone. It was the first touchdown p a s s completed Arkansas this year. against Hicks converted the PAT lo make the score 14-0 will) 9:50 left in the half. Starting from its 21. Arkansas counterpunched in nine plays. Miller ran four times for ·ards and Forte three for jefore Miller completed a 41- yard touchdown pass to Douglas. "I under-threw him," said Miller after the game, "But Freddie made his second terrific catch in two weeks." It was Douglas' second touchdown reception of the year, but the first TD pass for Miller. Steve Little cut the deficit to 14-7 with 4:54 to go in the half. The score stayed that way into intermission, as Jordan ended a Baylor threat by recovering WHAT A SNAG! .. .split end Freddie Dounlas jumps between Baylor's Ron Burns, right and Scooter Reed to snare a 41 yard touchdown pass from quarterback Mark Miller. The spectacular play cam« late in the jirst halj and closed Baylor's lead to 14-7

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