Detroit Free Press from Detroit, Michigan on September 21, 1980 · Page 67
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Sunday, September 21, 1980
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Today's television highlights; ABC 12:30 p.m. Soccer Bowl: Ft. Laud. vs. Cosmos Sunday, Sept. 21, 1980 tho scoreboard The complete sports rundown. Par 3 4. SPORTS PEOPLE 2 INSIDE OF SPORTS 6 HORSE RACING 7 OUTDOORS 8 NBC ABC CBS 1:00 p.m. Football: Pittsburgh at Cincinnati 3:00 p.m. Baseball: Cincinnati at Los Angeles 4:00 p.m. Football: Tampa Bay at Dallas I DETROIT FREE PRESS 51-YARD FIELD COAL ENDS THRILLER Irish top UM on final play mm a u 29 27 By MICK McCABE Free Presi Sports Writer SOUTH BEND, Ind. Harry Oliver, a junior from Cinncin-nati, shocked the University of Michigan Saturday when he booted a 51 -yard field goal as time expired to give the Irish a thrilling 29-27 victory. Only 41 seconds earlier, U-M had taken what looked like a safe lead when Craig Dunaway caught a deflected pass off the hands of tailback Butch Woolfolk for a touchdown. After the U-M TD, the Wolverines tried for a two-point coversion but the pass was incomplete. THE IRISH STARTED the drive on their own 20 and were aided by a pass interference call against Marion Body that put the ball on U-M's 48. Short passes to Phil Carter arid Dean Masztak set up the game winning field goal. The final play began with only four Jim aiyZdns Michigan fans didn't like outcome, but what a game! SOUTH BEND, Ind. Ninety-three years ago, the University of Michigan football team, fresh from a 32-0 shellacking of mighty Albion, boarded a train in Ann Arbor and traveled to tiny Niles, Mich. From there, they hopped a horse-drawn carriage and headed for sleepy South Bend, a few miles down the dirt road. Their goal: To teach the nice young men of Notre Dame how to play a new game called football. Apparently, the Irish were quick learners. The Wolverines conducted their clinic Friday, then challenged the Notre Dame novices to a game the next afternoon. Of course, Michigan won, 8-0 a touchdown being worth only four points in those primitive days of 1887. Nevertheless, the Irish, having tasted the contact and combat, were hooked. ....' . . And a rivalry was born a rivalry that has been filled with petty bickering and bitterness, and, more recently, with plenty of hard-fought exciting football. Just the usual dynamite Saturday afternoon's sun-soaked thriller that ended in a dramatic 29-27 Notre Dame victory, thanks to Harry Oliver's last, second, 51-yard field goal, was certainly no exception. It was sheer dynamite from beginning to end. And it left the aroused Irish fanatics in a state of ecstasy seldom seen so early in the season. Frankly, I have a hunch that, in their hearts, most of them had all but abandoned hope when Bo's boys went ahead, 27-26, on a John Wangler touchdown pass with a minute to go in the game. ' And when the miracle did occur, most of them didn't even try to leave, singing and clapping and dancing those little Irish jigs. It was a sight to behold. Even the heartbroken Michigan fans had to admit they had just witnessed three hours of college football at Its finest. The first eight times the two schools collided, the Wolverines romped. The ninth time they met, in 1909, the Irish finally eked out an 11-3 victory, spoiling -Michigan's otherwise perfect season. The great Fielding Yost was so chagrined he vowed never to play Notre Dame again. And Michigan didn't, until 1942. $100,000 not bad for losers11 pay In '43, the Irish once again had the audacity to prevail, routing the Wolverines, 35-12. That was enough to convince Fritz Crisler there was no room on the Michigan schedule for the private school from South Bend. And there wasn't until two years ago when the bucks became too big for Michigan's Midas Man, Don Canham to turn down. For its trouble and trauma Saturday, Michigan took home $100,000, not bad pay for an autumn afternoon's work. And, aside from a brief hiatus in 1983-84, Michigan and Notre Dame are committed to keep colliding once a year from now until the year 2,000. If those games are all as good as Saturday's, I can hardly wait. Another Cosmos goodby WASHINGTON - (UPI) - Three years later and the New York Cosmos say goodby once again. In 1977, amid a wave of emotion, the Cosmos dedicated their Soccer Bowl championship to Pele. And on Sunday, when the Cosmos meet the Fort Lauderdale Strikers for the NASL championship in the Soccer Bowl, it will be another time for tribute. "I have had a successful time," said Franz Beckenbauer. "On the one hand I am very happy; on the other, very sad." After three years in the North American Soccer League, one of soccer's giants of the earth is coming home. Beckenbauer, who reshaped the face of European soccer the last decade, will return to West Germany next month. Assured of a two-year contract with SV Hamburg of the prestigious Bundesliga and a lifetime arrangement with a sporting goods company, he will join his new club following a ceremonial gfime in New Jersey Wednesday night and a fall tour with the Cosmos. seconds on the clock and gave Notre Dame it first victory ever over U-M in South Bend. Notre Dame (2-0) appeared to have the victory wrapped up when it had a 26-20 lead with 3:03 left to play. Wolfolk gained 12 yards on a pass from Wangler and then streaked 37 yards on a third-down draw play to put the ball at' Notre Dame's four yard line. ' U-M tried two running plays that took the ball to the one, before Wangler dropped back and threw the ball to Woolfolk in the end zone. The ball bounced off Woolfolk's hands and into Dunaway's hands in the end zone. U-M APPEARED to be in control of the game midway thru the final period as Wangler guided the offense down field. But on a third down and two-yard play Woolfolk had the ball Jarred from him after he picked up the first down and Dave Duerson fell on it at the U-M 26. On the first play after the recovery, split end Tony Hunter got the ball on a reverse and lofted a pass to Pete Holohan for a 31-yard gain. - . Notre Dame quarterback Mike Courey hit Masztak for a 1 0-yard gain to U-M's 33 yard line. From there the Irish stayed on the ground until Phil Carter' went over from the four yard line with 3:03 left. The Irish tried 'for a two-point conversion but Courey 's pass was incomplete. AFTER HOLDING Notre Dame on downs on its first two possessions of the first half, the Wolverines moved the ball the second time they had it. U-M quarterback Rich Hewlett gained 16 yards on an option play and Stanley Edwards picked' up nine to move the. ball to Notre Dame's 29-yard line. On fourth down All Hajih-Sheikh's 47-yard field goal was ) See U-M, Page 5G Mtftf M i ft iiiiiiff tiimiiMiWiniraiiW'"" Wsk ImmA vmmsmmmwmie AP Photo Notre Dame back Phil Carter shakes off Andy Cannavino for a short gain in the first quarter. OSU slams top 20 teams Gophers, 47-0 ; By JACK SAYLOR . Free Press Sports Writer ' COLUMBUS, Ohio It's true. No. 2 really does try harder. Whether it was an attempt to overhaul top-rated Alabama in the polls, or to start the Big Ten season on the right foot or just to win another football game Ohio State came out blazing Saturday and devastated Minnesota, 47-0. ' , The Buckeyes are probably still No. 2 but Minnesota hurts. As a national TV show, it was not nearly as intriguing as Shogun or even the Roadrunner. But it showed the football world the Buckeyes aren't as shaky as their opening-game scare against Syracuse might have indicated. Shaky? It was the Gophers that were wobbling. Minnesota was as nervous as a 14-year-old on his first date. How the top 20 teams in the Associated Press college football poll fared Satur day (records In parentheses): THEY COMMITTED enough fumbles, interceptions and ' assorted other boo-boos to fill a "How NOT to" book. Coach Earle Bruce's hungry bucks pounced on each and every mistake and virtually ran the Gophers into the Olentangy River by half-time as they beat them for the 12th straight time. "Our team as a whole took a giant step forward," Bruce enthused. Minnesota was stepping, too backward. A crowd of 87,916 10th largest in the storied history of Ohio Stadium watched the carnage; and all but a few purists among the Buckeye fans loved it. See BUCKEYES, Page 5G 10 Kicker runs TD for CMU By TERRY FOSTER Free Press Special Writer MT. PLEASANT - The Central Michigan specialty teams pulled two rabbits out of their maroon-and-gold bag of tricks Saturday to deal Illinois State a 16-0 non-conference defeat. The first was when free safety Robert Jackson returned one punt 84 yards for a stadium record to liven up a fumble-filled game at 9:51 of the second quarter. The run gave the Chippe-was a 7-0 lead, and delighted a Parents Day crowd of 24,028, the second largest crowd in CMU history. The Chlppewas moved to 10-0 when Novo Bojovic, the Mark Fldrych of Mid-American Conference field goal kickers, booted a 27-yard field goal at 8:04 of the third period. The specialty teams pulled out their second rabbit in the fourth quarter while lining up for a 19-yard field goal attempt. Holdover Jeff Vander-Zee took the snap, faded back and hit Bojovic with a pass in the flat. WITH ONE man between him and pay dirt, the 5-foot-10, 165-pound sophomore See CMU, Page 5G 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 Alabama (2-0-0) beat Mississippi, 59-35. Ohio Stale (2-0-0) beat Minnesota, 47-0, Oklahoma (1-0-0) did not play. USC (1-0-0) vs. South Carolina, night. Pittsburgh (2-0-0) beat Kansas, 18-3. Nebraska (2-0-0) beat Iowa, 57-0. Taxaa (1-0-0) vs. Utah St., night. Notre Dam (2-0-0) beat Michigan, 29-27. Florida State (2-0-0) vs. East Carolina, night. Georgia (3-0-0) beat Clemson, 20-16. Stanford . (2-0-0) at Boston College, night. Perm State (1-0-0) at Texas A&M, night. North Carolina (2-0-0) did not, play. Michigan (1-1-0) lost to Notre Dame, 29-27. Missouri (2-0-0) beat Illinois, 52-7. Washington (1-0-0) vs. Northwestern, inc. Arkansas (0-1-0) vs. Oklahoma St., night. Houston (0-1-0) vs. Miami, night. Auburn (1-0-0) vs. Duke, incomplete. 8outh Carolina (2-0-0) at USC, night Drawino by Free Press Art Director DICK MAYER Billy Sims: Just plain Billy isn't enough. One thing Billy lacks: Nickname Billy Sims needs a nickname. Let's find him a good one. ' ' Just plain Jimmy may be just fine for a president, but just plain Billy isn't enough for this sensational rookie running back. In exactly two weeks, he's become professional football's leading rusher, brought the national media swarming into Detroit, and helped send the once-downtrodden Detroit Lions into the company of the National Football League's top teams. That calls for a nickname, football's version of a badge of honor, sport's answer to nobility's title. See SIMS CONTEST, Page 6G Kenty TKOs Espana to retain championship Special fo the Free Press SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico Scoring with a relentless sequence of combination punches, lightweight champion Hilmer Kenty of Detroit hammered Venezuela's Ernesto Espana into a fourth-round technical knockout here Saturday to retain his World Boxing Associ- ation title. The end came at 2:57 of the round as Espana reeled halfway across the ring and into the ropes after catching a long Kenty right flush on the jaw. Referee Marty Denkin quickly stepped in and waved an end to the one-sided contest, awarding the unbeaten Kenty his 19th straight victory and 15th knockout. A sparse crowd of 2,500 watched the nationally televised bout in Hiram Bothron Stadium. KENTY HAD WON the lightweight title from Espana by knocking out the South American in the ninth round in Detroit last March 31. The rematch was much like their first meeting, except that Kenty required far less time to dispose of Espana. The 28-year-old challenger charged from his corner at the opening bell intent on domi-See KENTY, Page 2G TT I I h " F&L i - ' O Vp it li it Li fL KEMP LEADS WITH 6 Itltls Tigers romp, 13-3 By BRIAN BRAGG Free Press Sports Writer The sack of Cleveland raged on Saturday as Steve Kemp drove in six runs with a grand slam homer and a triple, spurring the Tigers to a 13-3 embarrassment of the sixth-place Indians. Kemp, the Tigers' RBI leader with 92, victimized veteran southpaw Ross Grimsley the third of four Cleveland hurlers for both his big hits as the Tigers struck for seven runs in the fourth inning and five more in the fifth. That made it very easy for young Dan Petry (9-9) to beat the Tribe for the f jrst time in his career and record his first win since Aug. 13.' Kemp's big day gave him 1 1 runs batted in since he returned to the starting lineup last Tuesday after rest and treatment of an inflamed tendon in his right wrist. Kemp was 0-for-3 in a Friday night win over the Indians, but he made the big play of the game when he threw out the potential tying run at the plate in the ninth inning. The six RBIs matched Kemp's single-game high since he joined the Tigers in 1977. Coincidentally, his previous six-RBI game also was against Cleveland and also included a grand slam. Kemp now has three slams in his career. George Drctt batting .400 Friday night: Sacrifice RBI in first. Singled in the third. Singled in the fifth. Flied out in the sixth. Struck out in seventh. Two hits in four at-bats, raising his batting average from .398 to .400. Brett needs 41 more plate appearances in 14 games to, qualify for batting title. Free Press Photo by CRAIG PORTER Tiger pitcher Dan Petry protests to plate umpire Bill Kunkel after a bases-loaded balk allowed in a Cleveland run to tie the score, 1-1, in the second inning Saturday. THE HUSTLING left-fielder admitted that 100 RBIs is a goal within reach. "I never did give up on it, even when I was hurt," he said. "Before the season, if I say I want to do anything with numbers, that would be it. The home runs and batting average don't matter as long as I'm driving In runs." See TIGERS, e 3G: Androtti wins: Mario Andretti wins the 150-mile Michigan Grand Prix. Page 26. Spectacular Bid wins the Woodward Stakes in a walkover when all his competition is scratched. Page 7G.

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