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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - November 29, 1968, Galveston, Texas FRIDAY MORNING NOVEMBER Texas Wins Cotton Bowl Spot Servo Has Rare Illness ASSOCIATED PRESS NEARER COTTON BOWL giving Day The touchdown the first of Texas Fullback Steve Worster the game was a move toward a berth plows through the line to score against in the Cotton Bowl on New Year's Day Texas in the first period of their for Texas game with Texas at Austin Championship Football BALL HIGH Charlton Pollard f On SCHENECTADY IAP He even walk with a cane Touch any part uf him and he explodes in pain Shots of morphine can't touch him The word is agony hours of it That is Marty Servo 48 for- mer world welterweight pion father of three dying from six years of cancer and three years of the third known case of degeneration of a membrane in the spinal column Writing about him on this Thanksgiving day was Al lik sports editor of the lady in newspaper that began a fund a year ago so the man who fought Sugar Ray Robinson and Rocky Graziano and other big ones could ue battling his toughest nent of all cancer The fund drive lasted through April included a benefit ing tournament and netted proximately It got its start from a column last Thanksgiving by Jim Murray of the Los An- geles Times who wrote then the only thing Marty Servo has to swallow this Thanksgiving is his pride The boxer who knocked out Red Cochrane in Madison Square Garden to gain his title in 1947 has only a few dollars of the money Schenectady gave him left after a 10th operation said AUSTIN Tex API Texas one of the nation's greediest ground gaining teams unveiled a passing attack to match and stole live passes Thursday in whipping Texas 35 14 and claimed a place in the Cotton Bowl New Year's Day The Longhorns opponent will be Tennessee also their foe in the Nev Year's Day classic in 1950 and 1952 The sixth ranked Longhorns rolled to a lead almost completely fine quarterback too and fought off the gies for their eighth consecutive victory against one loss and a tie The victory gave Texas a tie with Arkansas for the west Conference title the horns first championship since the national champion team of 1963 The Longhorns gained the Cotton Bowl because they beat Arkansas at Texas senior halfback Chris Gilbert though shut off with just 85 yards in 25 carries by an Aggie defense which often had eight men on the line of scrimmage jumped into the No 3 spot among all-time college rushers Gilbert finished with yards this year for a year total of ahead of such runners as Southern Cal's Mike Garrett who is now fourth with Bradley who lost the starting quarterback job to James Street after the horns first two games inter- four passes off Hargett who was shooting for a college record of passes thrown out an interception Hargett ran his string to 176 without an Interception to lenge the nation record of 198 by former Tulsa quarterback AUSTIN Tex API ot football First downs Yards Yards Upturn yardage Passes Punts lost Penalties 224 167 alter intercepting a Texas pass set up first touchdown The Aggies final score was set up when Bradley couldn't dle a bad snap from center on a punting down and threw a desperation incomplete pass That gave the Aggies the ball at the Texas 17 with 13 seconds remaining and Hargett hit Long on the first play Texas was leading the ence in rushing going into the game with 343.4 yards per game but was held io 224 Street however hit on 11 of 20 passes lor 167 yards to bolster the Longhorns attack Hargett was off the mark on his passes almost the entire game as he was on almost every play bv sis 245 and Leo Brookes 240 in the Longhorn defensive front Jerry now with the las Cowboys Hargett however threw two touchdown passes in the second half giving him a career total of 40 TD aerials which broke the old SWC mark of 38 set by Sammy Baugh of TCU in the Hargett passing for 221 yards also moved into fifth place into all-time total offense Texas bunched its in the first ter and two in the was stalled in the final two periods by fumbles and the Aggie defense Steve Worster ran two yards for the first Longhorn score Gilbert scored on a run Street on a run and Charles Speyrer a split end 23 yards on an end a mind and caught and eight yard pass from Street for a score Jimmy Adams caught a yard pass from Hargett for the first Aggie score and Bob Long scored in the closing seconds on a pass from Hargett Ross 41 yard run KC Chiefs Crush Oilers 1540 KANSAS CITY IAP Len Dawson got Kansas City's starting offense clicking late in the first half then picked ton's defense apart with his passing to fire the Chiefs to a American ball League victory in a nation- ally televised game Thursday The triumph momentarily boosted the Chiefs into the ern Division lead in the AFL but Oakland was playing lo in game with a chance to maintain a tie for the lead Kansas City now is for the season The loss eliminated the Oilers the defending Eastern Division champions from contention and clinched the title for the New York Jets in the East That means the Jets will host the AFL championship game Dec 29 Dawson whose passing has been hampered by injuries to Ford his prime receivers and his own severe injury threw ing passes of 37 yards to Mike Garrelt and 33 and 43 yards to Frank Pitts He completed 10 passes in a row from late in the first hali until the later stages of the fourth period including the three touchdown tosses He had 17 com- in 23 attempts for 253 yards in all It was Dawson's strike to Pitts with Ta minutes left gave Kansas City a lead Jan booted a field goal three minutes later for the final reading after Curly Culp blocked a punt and The New York Yankees will have two new coaches in 1969 They are Elston Howard and Dick Hawser who replace Frank Crosetti and Whitey Jerry Mays recovered at Houston line Volkswagen introduces an old labor saving device To make our new Fastback a lot more fun we made il a lot less work By introducing a just put it in positions And enjoy yourself OBER VOLKSWAGEN COMPANY 2627 Palmer Highway ONLY Authorized Volkswagen Dealer in Galveston County AUTHORIZE Same Sippin Smooth taste REAL WHISKEY but just a little Lighter EZRA DISTILLING CO Galveston County's Number One Newspaper Extends TO THE BALL HIGH GOLDEN TORS Galveston's All Time Great Football Team THE SCHOOL COACHES PLAYERS AND SUPPORTERS Deserve Credit For The Fine Spirit of Sportsmanship And Cooperation That Has Produced Galveston's Most Successful Football Team in LOOKS FORWARD TO COVERING THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAMES ALL THE WAY THROUGH THE STATE TITLE GAME
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