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Thursday, October 24, 1974
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Razorback Statistics INDIVIDUAL FIGURES RUSHING Forte M. White B. White Miller Fuchs Davis Lusby Woods Bull No. Rain Loss Net TD LP AVfi. 6*1 53 50 11 19 12 8 36 0. C. Jackson 7 1 4, 1 1 6 0. Oacksoh Johnson Watson Barnes Klrkland PASSING Bull Miller 16 Kirkland 2 TOTAL OFFENSE 398 311 219 237 102 09 SO 56 101 40 27 14 2 1 18 9 389 1 310 15 23t 69 168 0 102 9 80 4 80 0 56 52 49 0 40 0 27 0 14 0 2 0 1 19 -1 4.8 4.4 3.1 9.3 4.2 6.6 7.0 1.4 5.7 27 27.0 14 3.5 2 2.0 1 1.0 9 -.16 _ f l t t . Comp. I n t . Hot TD LP Pet. Palmer Rambling Again At Fullback For OSU Cowboys A couple of weeks rtgo Okla- ioma Stale fullback George Palmer did some serious t h i n k i n g . H f i n a l l y 'dawned on him lliis is his senior and final season of college football and he became determined to do something about il. The results? Palmer'rambled 144 yards in 10 carries and gained Bib Eight playcr-of-the-week offensive distinction the goal il freaked me out. I'm not sure how many tackles I broke." ' Coach Jim Stanley, who has seen Palmer play three seasons, says without hesitation, "George is running better than he ever has before." 'aimer says, "There have een times 1 might have run against Texas Tech. 0-Slale lost by a point and Palmer decided Hint wasn't good enough. George did even betlor Iwo 13 4 1 1 193 3 88 0 31 3 71 .119 1 11 .250 0 31 .500 For.te M. White Miller Bull B. White Fuchs Davis Lusby Woods 0. C. Jackson Klrkland ..«].. Jackson Johnson Watson Barnes RECEIVING Douglas Morrison Forte Davis B. White H. White PUNTING Rushing Passing Total 389 310 168 49 234 102 80 80 56 40 -1 27 · 14 2 1 0 0 88 193 0 0 0 0 0 0 31 0 0 0 0 389 310 256 242 234 102 80 80 56 40 30 27 ·14 2 1 Mo. 5 4 2 2 1 Ho. Yds. LP TD 166 76 12 40 12 6 74 23 38 20 9 6 better but I mil I've can't remember as much effort concentrated on weeks later a g a i n s t Missouri. He blasted 152 y a r d s on 26 thrusts and scored two touchdowns against (he- Tigers' fabled defense. He doesn't in- lend to halt his act now thai t's just gelling started. "It only hit me 'a few weeks ago Itiat Ibis is my last season." claims Palmer. "1 decided I wanted lo leave OSU with the attitude I'll be welcomed back anytime I return. [ don't want to leave feeling I've only done half a job. "It hardly seems like I've been here four years, though," ite grins. "I honestly can't remember my first day here. I've stayed so wrapped up in everything it's gone by awful fast." Senior thoughts weren't all that spurred Palmer on. When sophomore fullback Robert lulling jcforc. clocking and faking in order to be a complete back. If I don't tiave the ball I have lo freeze the defense for a splil second lo make the play go." The .El Reno product, who decided he would attend OSU during his junior season in high school, made early waves when he rushed for 937 yards as a sophomore. Only the legendary Bob Fenimore ever had done belter in a year. JUNIOR SLUMP Then Palmer "slumped" to T u r n e r had taken Kirkland Cheyne RETURNS 25 4 Yds. LP ftVfi. 1030 57 144 48 41.2 36.0 Hogan B. White Mitchell T. Harris Thomas : Winston Burns SCORING Punt Kickoff Int. Ho.- Yds. Ho.-Yds. No.-Yds. 16 51 52 7 119 1 23 2 92 1 8 12 0 0 7 TD FAG-EGU XPA-XPM PTS Little 5 4 Zl 2 0 3 2 Miller 5 30 Forte 4 24 B. White 3 18 Bull 2 12 Douglas 2 12 Davis 2 12 Fuchs 2 12 Morrison 1 6 Palmer's first-team berth away from him. was injured against Baylor, George knew the weight was on his shoulders. FOKGOT PRESSURE "I decided lo forget the pressure on me," he says, "and concentrate on getting belter every day. The coaches h a v e said I've worked extra hard jn ; ractice. I guess it's paid off ecause there were times against Missouri I got real tired out somehow I kept going." The firs! indication Palmer was in top form came against Texas Tech, when the Raiders "let me outside" and he raced GD yards to set up a touchdown. Two weeks later he scored from 14 yards out on one of the most spectacular runs of his career. After he shot through the initial hole, he broke three tackles and carried a defender to the goal line. "I had no idea where I was." Palmer recalls. "When I saw G57 yards as a junior and had only one 100-yard-plus rushing game, compared to four his soph season. His lasl two ef 'orls have thrust him into 'ourlh on 0-Slate's career rush ing list an dhe should have no .rouble moving into at leas second. He even has a shot at Feni morc's all lime record of 2,56 yards. He's gained 1,990 yard through OSU's fifth game. "I've never thought abou records," he admits. "I jus V VAUGHW 7 BATTERY co. ve .all I can and if I break fine. I hnd no idea I was jrth in career rushing unti: read it in the paper." Before lasl weekend Palmer ad never done well agains issouri. He hasn'l had a big ime against Nebraska in his arcer, either, and that's nex n his agenda. n example by leading. "Someone has to show ou: oung players how it's done In e Big Eight," says Palmer ho is doing just lhat. EVEREST JENNINGS WHEELCHAIRS f 0£OS TO 10" RENTALS i SALES Faycttevllli Druf E.SldeSiuare «Z-?3tS Streak Broken I 1,05 ANGELES (AP) -- A .os Angeles Dodger streak was roken Wednesday w h 3 n the I'.fe of outfielder M a n n y Mota ave birth to a son in the 1)0- uinicari Republic. Before that, there had been ix consecutive girls horn to the vlvcs of Dodger players. Northwest Arkanuss TIMES, Thun., Otr. 24, 1974 FAVKTTEVILLC, AHKANIAI 15 Ovcrton Wins Again S11IZUOKA. Japan -- Wendy Ovcrton beat her American compatriot Peggy Michel 6-1, 76 and advanced into the finals of the $33.333 Toray Sillok Tennis Tournament. Borguc Returned 13LOOMLNGTON, Minn. -First baseman Pat Bourse was traded back lo the Oakland A's by the Minnesota Twins, after only two months with lha Minnesota learn. RE-ELECT REPRESENTATIVE CHARLES W, STEWART WHO BELIEVES ACCOMPLISHMENTS ARE MADE BY TEAMWORK Democrat Candidate For State Representative, District 10 Paid for by Joann Stewart TO THE PEOPLE OF WASHINGTON COUNTY: "I will always be grateful for your response to my recent plea for funds and for the campaign workers who volunteered to help. Your aid will allow me to publish my program as sheriff in this paper in the days between now and November 5th" ON NOVEMBER 5 ELECT BILL MUftftAU DEMOCRAT FOR SHERIFF Paid For By- Citizens for Murray Committee; Metvin Palmer, Chairman SWC Statistical Champions Having Tough Time Repeating · DALLAS--As usual, South" west Conference individual statistical champions are finding it's considerably easier to win something than to hold on to it. Six ot the len 1973 champions V are back in '74 and with the ; season past the halfway point, not a one of them is leading · in his specialty. Texas' Roosevelt Leaks, the record setter and champion in ..rushing and also the scoring leader 'in '73, is out of both races because of extenuating circumstances, 'ihe senior fullback from Brenham is still not back to top form following a - spring knee operation, ranks 15th in rushing and has scored .· just one TD this year after , , authoring 14 last fall. Otherwise, the defending champs are in there trying. ··* Pass master and total offense '· champion Neal Jeffrey of · Baylor currently ranks third in ' passing behind Rice sophomore ' Clause Reed and TCU junior ', Lee Cook quarterbacks of the : SWC's most p a s s conscious ; offenses. Jeffrey is having far ! from an off year, leading the · Bears to three straight victories · and into their big Saturday · showdown with Texas AM for I the conference lead. Jeffrey IF I seventh in total offense will : 84.8 yards per game; last yeai ; he gained an average of 173.5 1 yards per contest. P u n t i n g champion John · Blackburn of SMU ranks fiftl · as Mark Stanley, fourth a yea 1 ago. leads with a 42.7 -yarc : average on 33 punts. : The other '73 champion, Gent ; Hernandez of TCU, led the SWC ; with seven interceptions. He · nabbed only one this season a ; opposing offenses have take ' their air traffic elsewhere. i FEW REPEATERS As far as defending chani i pions go. it's a year like an : other year--only more so. Ove ' the last ten seasons, rcturnin · s t a t i s t i c a l leaders hav ! managed to repeat only abou I 40 per cent of the time. Meanwhile, back at the to of the charts, it's also busmcs as usual. Meaning five school s -boast individual leaders an " they're mainly underclassmen " There is only one semo ; among the leaders and only on ! player leading in more than on : category. They're one and th : same Baylor's 5-7 running bac J Steve Beaird. He's the scorm · leader at 10.8 points per gam : and the tandem offense (yar · gained rushing and pas : receiving) leader at 128 yard · per outing. ; Otherwise, there are s ' juniors and two sophomore ; leading categories. " The sophomores are tot 3 offense leader llicky Wesson · SMU at 138.5 yards per gam · and kickoff return leader .lame 'i Sykes of Rice with a 34.0-yar ! average on six returns. ! Sykes is one of three Ri ; players holding leads, tying th ' Owls with AfcM for individn · pace-setters. Reed, he passin '·leader, and Ed Lofton, the iving leader ·, are both jun- All three Aggie leaders arc niors. Bubha Bean leads in shing at 97.2 yards per game id Pat Thomas is the inter- iption leader with four in six amcs, in addition to Stanley punting. HOOKER LEADS TCU junior Allen Hooker is e punt-return leader with a ..2 - yard average in seven iturns. And Hie senior clas is pretty ell shut out on down the list offensive leaders. Eight of ic lop ten rushers are undcr- assmen, as are five of the ip six passers, five of the nine ·ading receivers, eight of the jn total-offense front-runners, ve of six in tandem offense, nd four of the five most rolific scorers. Texas Tech's 17-R victory ver Arizona Saturday night larked the sixth time in the '4 season that a Southwest onference team has written .nis to a major college's hopes or a perfect record. Tech also ndecl Texas' perfect season, nd Baylor was the first team o stop Oklahoma State. Texas iM has the rest, stopping .nbeaten teams three times in our weeks. The, Aggies spoiled nbeaten records for LSU, Vashinglon and Texas Tech. TOTAL OFFKNSE 'cam plays Yards TD Avg. ;M11 15Ti 731*8 IS mO ,iM 122 2223 17 370,5 ·osas 410 2163 20 356.0 Irkaiuas 403 1812 21 307.0 'ech 390 1795 In 290,2 3ay[or 110 1JS1 13 20J. TCU 41S Vlll 5 202.8 tico 332 952 4 190.4 RUSHING OFFENSE Tcnm Plays Yards TD Avg. SMU IOX 19*5 I I 321.2 is 356 ]ftl 19 308,S VM 366 1710 II 245.0 msas 31 1530 17 255.0 Tech 317 125S 9 209.3 Biiylnr 250 88) 7 172 0 TCtT 243 438 1 fll.3 Rice W 325 I 6.5(1 HIGH GAME: 1S3. SMU (Oregon Slate) PASSING OFFENSE Toani Alt-Comp-Int Pet. TD Avg. K 13259 10 11.7 3 125.1 TCU 175 66-13 37.7 4 121.5 Baylor 90-49.6 51.4 6 120,2 Tccll 73-12-5 57.5 6 89.9 ' I 56.29-1 51.8 3 85.5 SMU B2-216 38.7 1 5B.8 Arkansas « I S I 36.7 4 52.0 Texas 51-18-1 W.3 -17.5 TOTAL PEFENSE Team Plays Yards TD Avg. A*M 3E3 1321 J 20).7 Ark 103 I5IR 8 3.0 Teeh 108 tRl 9 280.2 Rice 382 155.1 10 3EO.S Bailor 333 1673 12 33(.S Texas 425 2077 12 316 2 SMU «l 2161 14 3.2 TCU 445 2311 10 390.7 RUSHING nEFF.NSE Team Plays Yards TD Avg. AIM 2»l 779 6 129.8 Texas 309 1100 6 181.3 Ark 311 1117 7 191.2 SMI I 2RI 1164 8 1M.O Tech 303 1210 5 201.7 nice 313 1163 S 212,6 Bnvlor 266 1185 19 237.0 TCU 372 1591 15 263.2 PASSING DETEXSK Team »Ml-Comp-Int Pel. TD Avg Ark 89-336 37.1 I 61 8 Idee 69-.10-1 J3.S 2 77.6 Tech 106 12 B 10.0 4 78,5 A S M 93 12.9 12.4 3 90.8 Baylor 72-39.1 51,2 2 97.7 TCU 73-38.3 52.1 4 125 5 Texas 11666-10 56.3 6 161,: SHU 183-6M (3.1 6 166.2 retread snowtires ·99 Appearing Each in Your J^ortijtoetft SEE LIST OF CLUE WORDS IN SATURDAY'S TIMES. GOODRICH GUARANTEED MUD AND SNOW PASSENGER RETREADS FOR JUST ONE LOW PRICE! 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