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26 · Northwest Arkatuos TIMES,, Wtd., Oct. 16, 1974 rAYiTTtVIUlE, AKKANi** ' Another Loss Would Be Disaster Horns Face Crucial Contest LITTLE ROCK (AP) -- A ?l!niversity of Texas football "player went to sleep recently ,during a team meeting. " .."I lold him that if we had Ibcen talking about buying him J ii- new car, he'd have had no '·trouble staying awake," said rfexas Coach Darrell Royal. "It .depends on how much it means T .W you." '' The Longhorns have an attention-getter this week--the Ar- rkansas Razorbacks Arkansas is 1-1 in Southwcsli Conference play and Texas is 01. No team has ever won the SWC title with two losses and never have both teams lost a conference game prior to their annual showdowns. Whoever loses this week is pretty much assured of being out of the race," Royal said. "Whoever loses has a problem for the rest of the season. Two times up and three times down; everybody knows that the way you drown. We've both already used two times up." Royal said Texas gave an all- out effort in a l(i-13 loss to Oklahoma last week. "I thought we had to play turnover-free football and get a super effort to win," Royal said. "We accomplished one, 'but we Tailed miserably on the other." The Longhorns lost four fum hies against the Sootiers. Royal was asked if a team can be "up" two weeks in a row. "I don't think that's impossible," he said. "It just depends on how much it means to you. It's possible to get up 10 weeks in u row if it means enough to you. "Emotions are very much a part of football. Probably, unless you're directly involved with it, it's hard to fully appreciate the role emotions play iti football. It doesn't play that SAFE ON A STEAL · ! .. .Dave Lopes of the Los Angeles Dodgers slides safely into second with a first inning steal against the Oakland A's in Tties- '·· day's third game of the World Series. Second baseman Dick Green waits for the ihrow. The bail is just over Lopes' head Hog Workout Termed Good; Bull Returns ; Middle linebacker B i l l y '.Burns was hurt in the Arkansas IRazorbacks 1 football practice ;Tuesday when he was kicked in '|thc leg. /-' Doctors planned to take X : rays of Burns' leg, but it was 'not known if he could play iagainst the Texas Longhorns in !a nationally televised Southwest ; Conference game at Austin Sat- ;urday. ·; Broyles described -the Razor; backs' practice as good Tues;day. "We ran the second offense against the first defense ·'and got good results," he said. '."This drill really helped our defense's adaptation to the wish ' bone." · '. Injuries continued to hamper Ithe Hogs. Jon Rhiddlehoover is ·fdoubtful for the Texas game as are halfbacks Ike Forte ant ;-Vaughn Lusby. Broyles said he i'had not decided who would fil the right halback spot if neithe -Iplayer recovered by Saturday. ;I Defensive back Brad Thoma -*is practicing this week at hal Jspeed, but he is expected to b ·;ready by game time. Othe CdoubtJul players for Saturday' .';game are Chuck McKinney ;who has a bad back, and Leoti ^Harris, who has a strained Ach ··illes tendon. · Quarterback Scott Bull re Jturned to practice after suffer -ling a twisted knee and an in jured toe. ; "Scott had his best praclic .of the year today," Broyle ;said. "He threw the ball ej jtremely well." · Asked what he thought abou ;the Razorbacks' high emotion ·as they prepare for the Long rhorns, Broyles replied, "Th Jgame is a must for both team '.We have our backs to the wal land Texas has their .backs ;the wall." ASU Injury List Getting Out Of Hanc J JONRSBORO, Ark. (Ap) JFoolball Coach Bill Davidson ^Arkansas State University ^worried about his Indian jchances against Lamar Unive ·sily Saturday as ASU's inju" ·list grows. · Davidson checked the inju "chart after a two-hour worko ^Tuesday and found 11 names. I "This is undoubtedly t| Jmost crippled of any ASU tea jsiriee I have been here," sa jDavidson, who lias coached tl ·Indians for four years. "We' ^extremely worried becau Isome of our kep people won the able to play." » The most recent additions a tailback Larry Lawrence, wf ,'is out for the season with tor Jknee ligaments; tailback Bu Jgess Heyward, who is out f ;two weeks with a hip injury ·noseguard Albert O'Bryant an ·monster man Eddy Peters, wh .'have strained Achilles tendons · Six Indians have been sid III red for the year. They a linebacker Charles Donhar jcornerback Doyle Cross, nos {guard Bill Muzik, receive jOrna Middlebrook, center Hug Crist and receiver Bob Moore. Jut Oakland Leads Series 2-1 Dodgers Outperform A's much In golf and some olliei sports. There's no choice when ·ou crawl into a right one on one to fight. But. football is a team deal and emotions go up and down." Royal said that if it was im possible to get up week after week, all teams would lose ii the second round of a tourna me nl. "In tlie NCAA basketbal tournament, you've got to be able to turn around and oe up the next night. If it means enough, you ought !o be ready to be play it they shake you a' 3 in the morning and tape you ankles and say, "Let's ge go." Royal said Arkansas would line up the same as Oklahoma both offensively and defen sivcly. Is tiial an advantage for tin Longhorns? "It's the same offensive set and the same defensive sets but Arkansas has that film an has a full week to sec what w did. It's six of one and half do? en of another. It depends o which coach you're talking to.' Royal said the Longhorns hai njury problems, but agree .hat Arkansas was hi much th same situation. "I don't think all the prob ems are concentrated in Au? -in," he said. He said lie had seen the filrf of Arkansas' 21-17 loss to Baj lor last Saturday. The Razo backs trailed 14-0 in the secon quarter, went ahead 17-14 in th fourth period and then fumble the snap from center to set u the Bears' winning I'D. "I know that's got to, be on if those losses that will gi\ you heartburn." Royal said. Royal didn't sound clow trodden in the telephone inte view. "There's no need mopin around about it," he said. '" you get' beat, you get oeat. hurts me just as bad -as .it eve did, 'but worrying about doesn't help. "I don't like being around long-faced so-and-so and I don figure anybody else does,- so just go hide until I'm throng pouting," he said. : Jeffrey, Jackson Named SWC Co-Offensive Players Of Week For Their Play Vs. Hogs y THE ASSOCIATED PltESS' It's not easy lo call signals in e huddle when you stutter, oUon is sluffed in your nose, ic breathing comes hard and lousund of Arkansas fans are loutlng for your hide. Nor is it easy to be yanked old off the bench with just 10 ninutes playing experience and nke a team to two touchdowns gainst one of the finest de- enses in the country, Ncal Jeffrey, a poised senior, xporienccd the former. Mark ackson, a raw redshirt soph- more accomplished tlie latter 'hey both play quarterback foi le Baylor Bears and arc The .ssocialed Press' Southwest Conference Co-Offensive Play rs of the Week. Jeffrey had the lights lurned out on him Snlurdny in the first quarter of the Baylor-Arkansas game when injured by an over- zeiilous Arkansas Razorback. The analysis along the sidelines was a broken nose. X-Rays lat- cr proved negative. "Tlie loft defensive end took a shot at me . . . hand or an elbow . . . but it went through the face musk . . . it was a hcckuva lick," Jeffrey remembers. Jackson took the Bears on two touchdown drives for a H-0 Bear halftime lead. HOME COOKIN' "We hud to score three time; on the second touchdown, 1 Jackson says. "Steve Beaird'i. 25-yard run was callcd-back for holding. Then Philip Kent scored on a reverse. Then Pass-Spoiler Pat Thomas Of AM Named Top Defender By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS There's this one play in the Texas AM-Texas Tech game vhere Red Raider quarterback Tommy Duhiven lobs the ball ligh to 6-foot-4 Calvin Jones. It's a sure completion--only icre comes 5-foot-10 Aggie cor- icrback Pat Thomas like an icrobat off a trampoline to bat .he pass away. "Pat Thomas is the quickest defensive back I've had in 24 years coaching and can jump right up there with any receiver because of the tremendous spring in his legs," says AM defensive coordinator Melvin Robertson. Thomas, Who knocked down four passes, made seven unassisted tackles and sacked t h e quarterback once as the Aggie defense dominated Saturday in a 28-7 victory, over Tech. His play earned him The' Associated Press Southwest Conference Defensive Player of the Week award. Not far behind was Baylor linebacker Derrel Luce, who made 15 unassisted tackles anc recovered a critical fumble in the Bears' 21-17 upset of Arkansas. The 175-pound Thomas has amazing- physical strength. "He can bench press 280-300 lounds and normal for someone lis size and height is 185-200 xiunds," says Robertson. "He 1 real hitter." Thomas was recruited from 'lano High School which usual y is a football power undei Coach John Clark. "Pat started three-games foi .is as a freshman and, he's a junior now and they've onl: caught two passes off of him al vear," Robertson adds. "Wit' Pat on one side and Tim Gray on the other we've got the tw 'inest cornerbacks In the coun try." Thomas says ho is content a defensive back although he oc casionally gels the itch to carr the ball like he did at Plan where he was an All-State run ning back. ometimes I wish I coul handle the ball, but I think de fense is my best position . . maybe the pros will take good, long look at me." Thon as says. "I feel I can c o v e anybody." Robertson says "I'd like I say we've helped that kid wit our coaching, but we haven' He's got the kind of talent yo don't mess with .. . the quic 1 est feet I ever saw." ame another f l u g . . . rather te .. . holding .. . H looked te a deoiiteable call to me . omc cookin' or whatever you ant to call it. Thon I passed 0 yards to Kent (or Ihe touch- own," Arkansas rallied to n 17-14 .ad and Baylor Coach Grant eaff called on Jeffrey, who ad cleared away the cobwebs. "It was kind of tough," said effrcy, who has a speech im- edhnent but doesn't mind talk- ng about it. The impediment ocs not bother him when he alls Ihe snap count. "I was having trouble brcalh- ig with all that cotton in my ose and you can imagine what hat sounds like If you stutter at lie same trme," Jeffrey said. In a way I was surprised Coach Tcaff sent me In. I as- umcd Coach Teaft needed my ixpei'ience." Jackson said "I didn't mind tcal being in there. He has noro experience than I do. I eally wasn't scared though-- usl a little worried." Sutton Continued from Page Twenty-Five) ·ow, who is currently snapping "or the Arkansas football team.) 'But Charles is one of thosa players who can run all day, said Sulton. Noted Foster, "Kent Allison was superb. He gave us a lot of senior leadership and enthusiasm." Allison is a transfer' from Western Kentucky, declared ineligible in the Mid-American Conference because of a rules misinterpretation b y that league's commissioner, but ruled immediately eligible elsewhere by the NCAA. "Schulle was also strong at the end," said Keady. "So were Danny Pauley and Marvin Delpb." The three coaches all looked as if they'd practiced themselves. But the exhaustion obviously felt good. "There's no' substitute for hard work," said Sutton. Keady thought a minute, and then added, "There's no substitute for big kids who can move." OAKLAND (AP) -- The Oak- nd A's have been ou.thit, out- ugged and perhaps even out- tched so far in the 1974 World cries. ' Everything but outplayed. "We scored a bunch of runs jnight," Manager Alvin Dark aid with a grin after the 3-2 ictory Tuesday - nfght which jft the A's one up on the Los ngeles Dodgers after three ames. "This club manages to score nough runs," he added in de- ·jribing the world champion- lip team he inherited from ick Williams. The A'5 scratched for all iree of their runs off Los An- eles starter Al Downing while ie Dodgers' runs came on long omers by Bill Buckner anc Villie Crawford. Through' three games, the lodgers have four homers to ie A's one. Three of Oakland's ight runs have been unearned "I'm glad I hit a homer my irst time up in the Series,' aid Reggie Jackson. "It took he home run pressure off me .nd it won't bother me if don't hit another." A high bouncer about 15 feet n front of home plate was inoirgh for Jackson Tuesday light. Catcher Joe Ferguson, he Dodgers' right fielder in the irst two Series games, hobbled .he third-inning chance and, with two out, Bill North scored 'rorn third for the game's first run. Winning pitcher Jim "Cat- ish" Hunter, who won 25 games during the regular sea- ·sor, but also threw 25 home run pitches, took in stride the one le served to Buckner in the eighth inning Tuesday nfght. "I'm a home run pitcher," he said. "Besides, a couple of my friends were up .here froir North Carolina and I wanted t h e m ' t o get to see a homer. They'd never seen one." Dark, however, decided not to let the Dodgers look at any more Hunter fastballs. He brought in relief star Rollie Fingers with the score 3-1 anc one down in the top of the eighth. Fingers, in his 14th World Series relief appearance ovei the last three years, gave up a eadoff homer to Crawford in he ninth. "They hit a few balls hard against him, but most of them vere at somebody." said Dark, vlio will pitch Ken Holtzman against first-game loser Andy Messersm'ith in tonight's fourMi ;ame. One of the hardest hit balls was the one that nailed down ;he victory for the A's. With one out in the ninth inning and :he tying run on base, Bill Russell hit a smash at Oakland second baseman Dick Green, who started a game-ending double play, the third twin-killing of the game. "I knew it was a double play when he hit the ball," said Jackson, who left the game after seven innings, with Claudell Washington taking his place in right field. Two .errors by Ferguson built the Dodgers' World Series total to four. "We're not hitting -like we can, so I'm glad they're having a few defensive problems," saiP Green. "I suppose that's the only major difference right OTASCO I Home of Better VoLue/ LflYflUlBY flOUl ·. HO SHTRA CHIHKC · B«T for Ore, 56 Year/! fELCCTlOA OF TOYS VCR (IT LOW. LOW. PRK£J! Aaron In Process Of Deciding Future Plans OAKLAND (AP) -- Henry Aaron is almost certainly headed for Milwaukee, but he plans '.o go quietly. No blasts at his employers, the Atlanta Braves. No bitter recriminations. No hassles over money, broken promises and tokenism. The 40-year-old home run king, his future still officially in tho air, clarified his position somewhat Tuesday in a whirlwind visit to the area of baseball's blue-ribbon spectacle, the World Series. He spent the time shilling for television sets. He didn't watch a game although his life and fabulous home run feat are featured in the official Series pro gram. "f am going back to Atlanta Wednesday night to talk to Mr. Donahue," the slugger said. "I owe that to him and to the Braves. Then I can decide on my f u t u r e / ' Dan Donahue is the president of the Braves, having taken over the policy-making duties from Bill Barlholomay, chairman of the board who made the original deal with Aaron. During his - hit-and-run stop, Aaron spent his time in suburban stores answering customers' questions for the electronics company which a year ago signed the home run king to a five-year, Jl-million con- The firm had announced that Aaron would he available Tues day for a formal press confer encc, open to the hundreds of writers here for the World Series. The press conference was abruptly cancelled. It is believed that the cancel lation came as the result of Aaron's threat after the regular season to "lower tho boom on the Braves, tell it like it is and reveal that the Braves had been guilty of broken promises." The electronics company is supposed to have told Hank lo cool it. Controversy doesn't help sell TV sets. "I have no quarrel with the Braves," Aaron, said. "They have been good to me." Still, he announced publicly after "unretiring" in ccremo nies at his final appearance in Atlanta that he would like lo close out his final days in Mil wEukee, whore he broke in as a rookie in 1954. Meanwhile, Milwaukee Brew ers' owner Bud Sclig told friends that he would like to have Aaron, whom he always- had admired. Atlanta, under Barthlomay reportedly promised Aaron a five-year contract al close t half his $200,000 playing salary to stay on in a a public rela tions capacity. But Aaron's connection will the electronics firm obviatec public appearances for anyon but it. The Braves had no furlhe need for Aaron as a player The National League doesn' have, the designated hitter rule Also, Atlanta did not want ti continue such a high salary loi token reasons. Although Aaron said he ha: not talked with the Brewers Milwaukee officials have made overtures through Henry's law yer. The Braves have approvec such negotiations. The inside information Is tha Aaron will join the Brewers a around $100,000 as a designalcd hitler with an option to move U the front office. THIRITM BIIBY As big as a real baby, and just as lovable. Drinks and wets, hat full size nursing bottle and movable eyes. Dressed in flannel shirt and cotton panlies, with lace trim blanket. Tins PCG *n PLIIY DESK Super Value Slumping Dallas Will Depend On Standard Lineup DALLAS (AP) -- Dallas Cow- )oy Coach Tom Landry, to bor- ·ow a phrase from Texas Coach Darrell Royal, is "gonna dance with who brung him." And that means there will he no lineup changes when the slumping National Football League club entertains Philadelphia Sunday in what may well be the make-or-break game for Dallas' chances to make the playoffs for the ninth consecutive season. "I plan no changes in this leam," Landry said Tuesday. "I'm not leaving them. I support them. We've come back before but we are further down than we've ever been before." Landry talked about cycles in pro football Tuesday, pointing' out the demise of the once great Green Bay Packer dynasty. "We started out winning in 1965 and 1966 and there's a lot of self motivation involved," Landry said. "How long can it last? You struggle with this every year. It's a big fight ... a yearly struggle lo reach the plateau to get back in the playoffs. "It's a cycle. Check the history. See what happened to the Packers." Landry pointed out that even a great team like Miami was having its troubles. Dallas is 1-4 with three of the losses to last minute field goals. Landry said a 10-4 record or perhaps a 0-5 would get a team into the playoffs or earn a wild card berth. This doesn't leavo the Cowboys much rope. He said "right now Ihe team is fruslrated. 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