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Sunday, October 20, 1974
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New England Takes Perfect Slate To Buffalo Northwest Arkansas TIMES, Sun., Oct. 20, 1974 PAVETTEVILLI, ARKANSAS 3C James Harris To Replace Hadl for Los Angeles By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The Los Angeles Rams' offensive machine, which rolled in high gear over opponents last season but is off to sputtering start this year, will have a new driver Sunday. .- Rams' Coach Chuck Knox bus Cnamed James Harris, a jour- 'rieyman, live-year pro, to "replace veteran John Hadl at .quarterback when the team hosts Sari Francisco. .'."It's a shock to. me," Hadl, last season's National Football Conference player of the year, said when he heard the news. ,"I know I haven't played like I did the early part of last year, but physically there's nothing ·wrong with me. IF anything, I'm ..better." . The Rams, off to a so-so 3-2 start, have not been generating ;he fire-power that led the National Football League in total offense and scoring a year ago, and Khox figures a change in leadership is.needed, "I don't..understand this at all unless it's part of sonic long- range plan," said Hadl. "If we were 1-4 or 0-5 it would be different. This is a hard thing to figure out because we aren't the having problems this year." BUFFALO AT HOME E l s e w h e r e Sunday, N e w England is at Buffalo. Cincinnati! at Oakland, Detroit at M i n n e s o t a , St. Louis at Houston, Philadelphia at Dallas, Cleveland at Pittsburgh, Kansas City at Miami, the New York Giants at Washington, San Diego aii, Denver .New Orleans! at Atlanta and Baltimore at the New York Jets, Chcicago hosts Green Bay Monday night. The Rams, who lead San Francisco and Atlanta by one game in the NFC West, are averaging about 15 points a game this year, not enough to suit Knox. "I feel v/e need a change and need it right now," said the coach. "Obviously, we wouldn't make a change like this without a lot of thought. It's the only lineup change we've made in two years." Harris doesn't have much- to say about the situation. "I feel funny · making any statement before 'I go out and Bellard, David Walker Unhappy With AM Offense Despite Victory .. COL'LEGE STATION, Tex. ,.(AP) -- David Walker's career as a starting Texas AM quarterback began a year ago . against TCU. He waited until 'Saturday to-show TCU his real , stuff. '· However, the lefthander from Sulphur, La., was not ecstatic "over Saturday's 17-D Southwest .Conference victory by the 8th- -.ranked Texas AM over the 'Horned Frogs. ,.; Walker, who passed for a ca- K reer high of 220 yards and one ; touchdown, said, "I hate to say it, but you jsst can't tell about , this team. "We play great "against the great teams and 'just 1 ' good against the good 'teams. We have no killer in' stinct against the good teams." Team AM Coach Emory I Bellard was not happy with the offense either. Bellard said, "defensively we played a fine game. Offensively we looked miserably sloppy." It was eight fumbles, five of which went to the other side, that had Bellard moaning after the Aggies fifth win in six games. " "We were running with the football and just dropping it. Several times we made ten yards before fumbling. Our line protected well for David Walker's passing," he said. TCU Coach Jim Shofner, with an eye on Walker's performance, said, "we sure didn't intend for the pass to be that open against us." . Shofner did not intend for his pro-style offensive' attack i be so impotent either. The Ag gies set a school record in rush ing defense by holding TCU tc minus 58 yards and sacking twi TCU quarterbacks nine times. Walker, whose first start wa. in an AM 35-16 victory oye TCU last year, began lookini toward Baylor next week. Th Bears 1-Oi n conference play may be ditferent from the 194 team over which the Aggie ran in selling the previou rushing defense record. "Coach told us to get ou minds on Baylor and I know w will. We know they could knoc us out," Walker said, whos Aggies are now 2-0 in confei ence play. Although Finley Has Promised Job Dark May Quit Oakland OAKLAND (AP) -- Now that the champagne bottles have been emptied for the third straight October, what lies ahead for the Oakland A's, baseball's world champions? " Another Hag, it you ask controversial owner Charles O. Finley who already has coined a motto for next year--"We'll jive in '75." Another manager, if you believe team-watchers, who say that although Finley has invited Alvin Dark back, the A's pilot will not return. · "The job is his," Finley proclaimed during the A's victory parade Friday. But Dark said only that he and Charlie would have to talk it over. Dark signed a one-year contract to manage the A's last February, shortly after spring training began. . He .replaced Dick Williams, who cashed ir his chips after piloting Oakland to two world titles. Williams simply had his fill of Finley's interference with the ball club. But Oakland's managers must understand thai the A's are Charlie's team anc he likes to participate in the op eration. Dark understood that. He let Finley have his fun. When the owner decided that a sprinter who had never played basebair would moke a great pinch-run ner, Dark agreed and Herb Washington became an instant major leaguer. When Finley decided less than an hour before the fourth game of the World Series thai Dark's lineup ought to be changed, Dark changed the lineup. All the catering to the own er's whims undermined Dark's position with the players. They often demeaned him, calling him Finley's puppet. Managing the Oakland A's 1 not the .world's easiest way to make a living. This is a team of independent spirits owned by the ultimate independent spirit They often clash with one an other. Instead of a manager this club could use a referee. 'But in the end, with cham pagne pouring down over hi: head, Reggie Jackson noddei at Dark and said, "They shouli find out what Henry Kissinge makes and pay Alvin the sam '.Dark would like that analogy Peace is his thing. He kept hi, cool through a tumultuous sea ·on. The A'6 started the World Series with a fight when reliev ers Rollie Fingers and Blu Moon Odom swung at each oth er on the eve of the first gam and they finished it with the u timate irony--Fingers savin the final game victory fo Odom. Afterwards, the tw pitchers shared a single spare rib. In between the A's taught th Los Angeles Dodgers baseha tactics. Oakland rarely made mistake and almost alway took advantage of it when th Dodgers made one. An LA-ei ror. almost always led to an A' run. ARKADELPHIA, Ark. (AP) -- Undefeated Henderson State, ranked fourth in Division I of he NAIA, whipped Arkansas- 'ine Bluff 38-6 Saturday in the irst football meeting ever be- ween the two schools. Allen lay scored twice on one-yard uns. Ray's first run came on the irst Henderson series and cap- ied a 55-yard drive. Bo Adkison kicked the first of his five xtra points. The second Ray TD run, vhieh came in the second quar- er, ended a drive of 67 yards, ncluding 18-yard runs by Mark Pilcher and Joe Smith. Three limes in the second i a 1 f , Henderson's defense orced UAPB into giving up the all deep in Golden Lion terri- ory. : . · . In the third quarter, line- acker Lynn Young batted down a Williams pitchout at the JAPB five and defensive back 3illy Meeks recovered a Henderson at the .UAPB seven. Quarterback Terry Blayloclc Harvard Comes Bock CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) -Harvard, ignited by a divin pass interception by tack] Charlie Kaye, struck tor fou touchdowns in the third perioc Saturday in rallying for a 39-2 Ivy League football victor over Cornell. Plagued by mistakes, Ha vard trailed 21-10 at halftimi but Game alive with a staunc defense, at the outset of th third quarter for its secon league victory in two starts. "We capitalized on our oppor- unities and we used our ex- e r i e n c e , ' ' said Jackson. That's' : why we won. The lodgers are young. They'll iarn from this World Series." LA Manager Walt Alston greed. "They've never been jere. before," said Alston of is young team. "There's a cer- o something," he said. "I just! ant to keep a low profile." New England, at 5-0 off to s best start ever, hasn't lowed a point in its last six aarters or a touchdown in its ist nine, The Patriots lead uffalo by one game in the mericnn Conference East. Cincinnatti's Paul Brown, 66, an become the third NFL oach to reach 200 career vic- iries, joining Chicago's George [alas and Green By's Curly ambeau, with a triumph over akland. The Bengals and the .aiders are both 4-1 and lead leir divisions. Minnesota, 5-0, will be eeking its 14th straight victory ver the Lions and its 15th con- ecutive triumph at home. Detroit is coming off its first vln of the season--a 17-13 iqucaker over San Francisco Monday night. The surprising Cardinals. 5-0, lave equalled their longest winning streak in the IS years they have been in St. Louis. Houston quarterback Dan Pastorini, who returned from a hamstring injury and threw four interceptions against Minnesota, is expected to start again for the Oilers. Philadelphia hopes to win its fifth straight for the first time since 1961 while Dallas hopes to avoid losing its fifth straight for the first lime since 19G5. The Eagles have not won in Dallas since 1965. Cleveland Coach Nick Skorich has shuffled' the Browns lineup considerably after a 1-4 start Running back Franco Harris is due back for the Steclcrs after missing two games witli an ankle injury. Miami, fighting to slay in the AFC East race; has a severe shortage of running backs with Larry Csonka, Mercury Morris, Hubert Ginn and Ben Matone questionable because of injuries. Mike Livingstone will quarterback for Kansas City despite five interceptions last week against Pittsburgh. Washington, hoping to rpeat Us 17-10 opening-day victory over the Giants, again will go with 40-year-old Sony Jurgen- scn behind center. Running back Ron Johnson, sidelined with an ankle injury, may be back in action for New York. Veteran quarterback Charley Johnson, hampered by a bad thumb, could return this week 'or Denver. Rookie runner Don Woods goes after his fourth straight 100-yard game for San Diego. Atlanta ' running backs Art Vlalone and Dave Hampton may see some action but won't start due to injuries. New Orleans carries a siring of 18 straight road losses into the game. The Jets, with 14 unsigned TRI-LAKES ANTENNA Sales and Service New U»d Antennu Color · Black White Boosters · Towers frte Estimates 751-7927 7SI-S4M 751-0257 players, are coming off (heir first home shutout ever, and Baltimore. 0-5, leads in the race for the top pick in the college draft this winter. tain part o£ this game you can get · from talking. There are few things you have to get on the playing field that nothing but experience will give you. The experience of winning this series is something they can't take away from Dark. "I'll be enjoying this moment next spring,"he said. "No matter where I am. Henderson Stays Unbeaten By Whipping UA-Pine Bluff got the touchdown. Early in the final quarter, de tensive end Ricky Mentor recovered a UAPB fumble for Henderson and three plays later tailback Sylvester Henry rammed Over for the score. On the second play of their next possession, the Golden Lions gave up the ball when Wilbur Hunter picked off a Williams pass at the UAPB 30 and returned to the 14. When Henderson was stopped at the nine, Robert Hester kicked a 26-yard field goal. Henderson's last score came on a 75-yard punt return by Lewis Pryor. Last week, he returned a punt 84 yards for a TD. Earlier in the year, he took an interception back 95 yards for a touchdown. The Reddie defense allowed UAPB only 83 yards total offense, all by air, and checked the Golden with minus five yards rushing. The victory gave Henderson a 6-0 mark and a nine-game winning streak. UAPB is 0-5. Texas Tech Knocks Arizona From Ranks Of The Unbeaten LUBBOCK, Tex. (AP) -- A risky, relentless Texas Tech defense torpedoed Arizona's explosive attack and the Red Raiders sank the 9th-ranked Florida Downs State Rivals TALLAHASSEE, Fta. (AP) -- Quarterback Don Gaffney threw a 63-yard touchdown pass to tight end Alan Darby early in the fourth quarter Saturday night to rally Hth-ranked Florida to aa. 24-14 football victory over winless Florida State. It was the Seminoles' 18th straight loss and seventh in a row to downstate rival Florida, which is now 5-1 this season. Freshman halfback Tony Green scored a ' 12-yard insur- asce touchdown for Florida five minutes after Darby's score, but it was the scoring pass that ended Florida State's hope of a comeback. Gaffney made a beautiful fake of a running play on a third down and one situation and Darby was alone 10 yards behind the Florida State secondary to make only his fifth pass reception of the season. The Seminoles, behind 10-0 at halftime, played the Gator« on even terms in the third quarter. They marched 76 yards in 1( plays to score after the second half kickoff. . Quarterback Ron Copptss ran three yards for the touchdown after halfback Larry Key set it u with a 27.-yard run, MONDAY Wildcats 17-8 Saturday night in a lively non-conference footbal clash.' Curtis Jordan and Randy 01 sen stole a couple of Arizona lasses in the shadow of the Tech goal and the Raider seized a pair of fumbles to dif "use the previously unbeaten Wildcats' scoring punch. Reserve quarterback Do Roberts rifled a six-yard touch down pass to fleet flanker Law rence William and Brian Ha booted a 21-yard field goal a h e 171 h-ranked Raider mounted a comfortable 10 halftime cushion. The Southwest Conferenc Club sacked up their fourt straight triumph over Arizon of the Western Athletic Confer ence on John Garner's four yard slash in the final period. The Wildcats lone touchdown came in the closing minutes on a five-yard pass from Bruce Hill to T" Bell to culminate the 77-yard drive. Jordan, Olsen, Thomas Howard, Ecomet Hurley, Tommy Cones, and Harold Buell contributed key defensive blows as the Raiders, now 4-1-1, shut out the Wildcats for the first time in 28 games. Arizona, averaging 435 yards and 30 points per game, mus- tered.two major threats in the third period but Jordan's interception at the goal and Olson's theft at the nine wiped them out.- A crowd of 40,231 watched the Raiders sever the Arizona winning streak after five triumphs. I DAILY 9-9; CLOSED 2 Days Only! BOYS' NO-IRON PURE JEANS SOFT'N EASY BRUSHED GOWNS AND PAJAMAS Poryester/cottoti twill. FaH colors. JR. BOYS' NO-IRON JEANS MEN'S BANLON SHIRTS Reg. 3.88-3.96 Plaid (fares. Polyester cotton. 4-7. Sleep gently in brushed acetate/nylon. Several styles and lengths. Embroidery or lacy accents. S-M-L. Girls nylon pants Reg. 3.47 and 3.96 . . . . $2.50 AUTOMATIC ELECTRIC CAN OPENER Girls' Nylon Pants FINAL NET Reg. 2.12 Has magnetic lid lifter, super hard cutters with cord storage. 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