Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 1, 1974, Page 75

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January 01, 1974

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Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - January 1, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa 2 Daring Passes The Cedar Raimls Tues., Jan. 1, 1914 By Ilcrsc-hel Nisscuson NEW ORLEANS out with the national rccognl- Has t'on Ihut sonic oilier teams Notre Dame returned to the top of the college football world by the margin of a missed extra point? said Coach Ara Parseghian. "What was the fi- nal It was 24-23, Notre Dame The national champion will be amiouncc'l Tlwursday when [The Associated Press releases its final poll. The margin victory was decided when Bill Davis, for three years an out- standing placekicker and suc- cessful on 51 of 53 extra points over Alabama in a super Sugar liowt Monday night, and it put the regular season, booted (be conversion attempt to the right of Hie goal posts following a razzle-dazzle touch- down that put Alabama on top 23-21 with left. the storied South Bend, Ind., gridiron citadel in the driver's seat to capture its first national college football championship since 1966. "We missed an extra point, Parseghian noted, "but we went for two points the next time we scored and we won the game. In my opinion, we've Southern California several Trick Play 'Hie trick play, which Notre Dame pulled itself against Southern California several won the national championship years ago, featured a handoff Statistics itlog, stormed back andiand on two daring long passes! HOIK Aiabainijintirchcd from their own 19-: in the closing minutes. i !2'B yard line Alabama lwo-! The first was a 30-yard lobj Hob Thomas, who missed the'from Tom Clements to tight ill 6-46 exti-a point after Notre Casper, who oul- 33J first touchdown iii llw two defenders at the! loireDam. t i 3 w-period, kicked a 19-yard ficldjAlabama 15, setting up Thorn- IKDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Koilt will> rcp-ufoing winning field goal. The sec- -thc deciding points. ;ond was a 35-yarder on third D i down from Clements to tight j Long Return aobin Weber-Notre Damcj They also won it on freshman j utlun used lwo tight ends-; JA1 Hunter's record took lllc Irish from thc !ominous shadow of their goal luckoff return just 13 seconds M after Alabama had laken a 7-6 ieft ;UKJ enabled them to run lead in the second period; the clock. Eric Penick's 12-yard scoring j won' par- gallop on the first play after an j saicl of the last-minute Alabama fumble in the third Clements' seventh com- quarter; on a supreme in 12 attempts and We- lodd to halfback Mike a fired-up defense that heldlbcr's only reception "Maybe it and a return pass to Todd. '.i.. i ND-Hullocic I ran (kick failed) Ala-Blllinfjslfcy 6 run fcl< ND-Hunter 93 kickoll return tuein- merle pass Irani Clements) Ala-FG Davis 37 5 run (Davis kick) ND-PenriicV 12 run (Thome-- V'cV) is pus-, (rum Stock (Wck HO- FG Thomas 19 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING Noire Dame, Clements IS- 74, Best 12-45, Penntck 9-23, Bullock 19-79, Hunier 4-26; Alabama, Jackson II 62, Oil- llnqsley 7-54, Splvev 11-44, Todd 3-33. RECEIVING Noire Dame, Dem- merle 3-S9. casoer 3-75, Weber 1-35; Ala.! Puflll 2-2U, TodU I-2S, Jackson 2-22, i the Crimson Tide's awesome j wasn't a "win-or-lose play, but it Rut the third-ranked fighting rushing allack lo 190 m-ikp -i first down and we won it without starting! from quarterback Richard Irish, a one-touchdown under-, under its pur-game average-' or "one If we'd had to punt, even with ja good kick all they'd have i needed was one first down to !bc in field goal range and we'd [have been in trouble. "It was a tackle-trap pass off a fake run. 1 called it; darn right I called it. I liked the per- centages and Tommy laid it right in (here. The pass to Cas- per also was a good risk play, IGus Schrader is on vacation. In his absence, some guest columns be written by sports personalities from around Eastern Iowa. Today's column is by George Wine, sports informa- tion director at the University of Iowa.) 'Hi There Sports Fans' By George Wine A QUESTION frequently put to me is: "What are the men who cover the Hawk- eyes really like'.'" Just the other day a fel- low inquired: "Say, what's Gus what's-his- name like, So when Gus asked me to write a piece while he is vacationing in Texas, I decided to tell it like it is about Gene Claussen is the smartest sportscasler I know because he owns his own station, KXIC in Iowa City. His favorite expression is "jeepers creepers" but, fortunately for his listeners, he has never said that on the air. Gene's beautiful baritone voice has a certain soothing quality, which probably explains why Dick Schullz once fell asleep during an inter- view. Gene has been in radio all his life, but lately he has been doing some television com- mercials for Hart Sehaffnor and Marx. One commercial shows Gene and a horse out in the middle of a pasture. Gene sells the horse a double-knit blazer and two pairs of matching trousers. 000 At Grady has been sports editor of thc Iowa City Press Citizen so long he can remember when Irl Tubbs was the Hawk- eye football coach. A bachelor, Al was once some of Ihe newsmen you are most familiar., engaged to be married until his fiancee ac- Happy Celebration for Townsend y Whooping and shouting, Notre Dame's Willie Townssnd showed his elation Monday night at New Orleans as hugged a -fan seconds after the Irish had toppled No. 1 rated Alabama, 24-23, in the Sugar Bowl. By Ed Shearer MIAMI (AP) Sixth-ranked Penn Stale, an unbeaten power hoping to sway some national championship votes, tangles with one of the country's top bowl giant killers, Louisiana State, Tuesday night in the Or- ange Bowl football game. The Nittany Lions, led by Heisman Trophy winner John Cappellctti, thundered past 11 straight foes with relative ease and enters this New Year's Eve extravaganza as a one touch- down favorite. However, LSU has polished off three unbeaten bowl teams during the reign of jovial Charles out Texas 13-0 in the 19G3 Cot- ton Bowl, and beating Arkansas 14-7 in the 1966 Cotton Bowl and Wyoming 20-13 in the 1968 Sug- ar Bowl. The Bayou Bengals rolled past their first nine opponents before dropping giving decision 21-7 Thanks- to loo-ranked Alabama in the Southeastern Conference championship game and then saw its image tar- nished five days later when Tu- lane upset Ihe Tigers 14-0 for thc first time in 15 years. A Sellout A sellout crowd of 75000 is cxpcclcd to jam into thc Or- ange Bowl arena in this tourist meeca that thrives on 75-degrec Dcmdridge and Big O Missing for Bucks MILWAUKEE (AP) The Milwaukee Bucks will probably be without two starters Wednesday night when they meet Ihe Detroit Pistons in a National Basketball Association rcmalch at Detroit. Bucks' Coach Larry Coslello said Monday thai Boh Dan- dridgc, who injured an ankle in Sunday's I loss lo Dclnill, would "definitely Mm game in Detroit, and I'm not sure he'll he hack for Thursday night's game here against Kau- nas Cily-Omaha." Also absent will be guard Os- car Roboiisnn, who has missed Ihe InM four games with n buck ailment tmd is not expected lo return before Saturday. winter temperatures. The are as good at offei will be televised line blocking as I've eve (NBC) beginning at 8 he said. "They have 1 and weight and to g "We have a tough job in it, they are gelling the of said McCIendon, you have to havi has a C-3 bowl record in a come off that line c en seasons and an and they stay er record of 97-31-5. a G-foot senior Warning Over Cage Fighting BOISE, Idaho (AP) John Roning, commissioner of the Big Sky Conference, warned athletic directors and coaches Monday that punitive action will be taken if any further outbreaks of violence occur at conference games. Roning's warning came in a letter to coaches following trouble at two Boise Slate through opposing line for yards this year and ha a career total of in 2 games with a 5.1 yard averag a carry. He scored 29 toud downs 17 this season. "I don't see where I have i put on a good show to said Cappellett who delivered a tearful accep .ance speech at 'the Hcisma Awards banquet earlier th month, dedicating the trophy t a younger brother who has lei lege games last "Any coach permilting or Hurt vocating any unduly rough conducive to fighting during night isn't going to tak game will be what I've done the Roning said. He also. lie said. "If I that players precipitating bad game, that won't mean fight will be deserve the- trophy." Idaho Stale was forced lo All-American back isn feit a game lo Boise Slate only exceptional player i urday after a brawl broke Joe Palerno's arscna Boise forward George the way in the offei who was involved in a i v c line, praised b with Virginia is guard Mai players Friday night and a 2'15-pnnndcr wil ISO center Dan Spindcr team All-American cr< day night, received a and tack from deity, a third unit Al "Wins of the Friday game showed Wilson did Shuman gives the Nitlr start that Roning Lions a solid aerial Hire; "There arc no films lie connected on IB of lli of the Saturday night for yards and 1 However, a number of Palerno, who !ia lend to point suspicion at six bowl loams in cigl and holds Orange Bow KMT-. 'i v I ifst' lir'utV KMHrajr manraum i n 11 INSURANCE AGENCY JO Mill, (roe Cuiloinnr Ramp 31 6 MNB BUUDINO 363-91 victories over Kansas in 1969 and Missouri in 1970, counters with praise for LSU. "LSU is a very fine football he said. "They played evenly with Alabama but made a couple of mistakes that cost them the-game." Like Alabama, LSU relied on depth, with eight backs rushing for more than 100 yards. The leader was Brad David, a pun- ishing 205-pound junior tailback who set a school single season rushing standard with 904 yards in 173 attempts. Mike Miley is the Tiger quar- terback. Nicknamed "Miracle he passed for 978 yards and added another 269 on the ground. The Tiger offensive line is headed by AlI-American Tyler Lafauci, a 5-fool-10 233-pound even though it was third-and- one." Alabama's Bear Bryant, who offered one of his toughest de- feats and who hasn't won in his ,ast seven bowl trips, con- curred. It Hurt "The play that won the game was the last he said. 'We had them in a hole. They ivere gonna punt and we were gonna win the game. If I were betting man, I'd have bet anything we were gonna-win." Notre Dame threw a bunch1 of defensive alignments at Ala- jama's heralded Wishbone at- tack, wliich included great run- ning and passing wrinkles in- stalled by the innovative Bryant. In the first half, the Irish alternated four, five and six defenders up front. After the intermission, they also showed a seven-man line and often turned lo the famed "mirror" defense with which they ended .Texas' 30-game win- ning streak in the Cotlon Bow: three years ago, with severa defenders lining up opposite their offensive counterparts. "We used seven or eight de fenses in the first half because we weren't sure what we'd be able to Parseghian said "We thought if we were able ,to do well in the first quarter we'd get better after that. And we held them to zero yardage in the first quarter but it turned out the other way and we only did a sporadic job after that. But we were able to break up .heir possession aspect in the second half." said Bryant, "they didn't show us anything we iadn'1 seen before. They just whipped us. They showed us jig tight ends who just took the jail away from us. "I don't know if one point should decide the national championship, but I like the rules the way they are. We had a chance to kick an extra point, :oo. Notre Dame has a great team and Ara and his staff did an excellent job preparing for us, but I wouldn't mind playing :hem again tomorrow. In fact, I'd like to." Parseghian wasn't having any of that. g u a r d while McClendon's "We beat an undefeated irademark, a tough defense, the top-ranked team in headed by linebacker Warren jibe country and we're number Capone. a second unit All- one." he said. "You bctcha American. i we're number one." PROMT COMPLETE SERVICE Make a date with Clayt Estimates Gladly given. with in the Cedar Kapids-Iowa City area. Bob Brooks of KCRG was born to radio, or maybe radio was born to Brooks. It's dif- ficult lo tell which came Bob's first woids were not "ma ma" or "da da' They were, "Hi there sports fans, this is Bob Brooks. Bob is famous around the Big Ten for his consumption of iced tea. He tops off a seven-course meal with six or eight glasses, and tops that off with a piece of black-bottom pie. Bob likes GEORGE WINE to eat, which he lias done in some of the best restaurants in Ihe world. He can say "iced lea" in 12 different languages. If- you make an appointment with Bob, be late. He will. Bob once crossed up everyone by showing up on lime to a cocktail party'and the hostess passed out from shock. Bob tried to revive her by re-creating the fourth quarter of the 1952 Iowa-Ohio Siate football game and giving her mouth-to-mouth resuscilation. Neither worked. 000 Ron Guilder should be nicknamed Straight Arrow. He is taller than Wilt Chamberlain and skinnier than Glenn Vidnovic. He grew up around Buffalo, N.Y., and earned spending money by washing second-story windows with- out the benefit of a stepladder. A bright youngster, Ron realized there was more to life than watching water spill over Niagara Falls and headed west. He became a profes- sional skier but fell down one day. It looked like the Eiffel Tower collapsing. He opened a restaurant in Chicago called Ron of Japan, fooling the clientele by playing an Oriental trombone. Ron put himself through North- western by working on a section gang. One day he noticed i; was time for lunch. "Let's take a he cried, thus introducing a commercial lead-in that is familiar to listen- ers of WMT radio. cuscd him of loving football more than he loved her. "That may be admitted Al, "but I love you more than I love basket- ball." All the oilier newsmen admire Al be- cause of the penetrating questions he asks during a press conference. He once asked Ralph Miller a question that lasted 37 min- utes and Ralph killed time by smoking two packs of cigarets. Al knows the words to every Big Ten fight song and delights in watching football halftime shows. He doesn't cover the game, he reviews the bands. Al lives just a stone's throw (although he never throws stones) from Kinnick Stadium with his gentle dog, Patches. They are both housebroken. O O .O Now we come to Red or Gus or Punchy or whatever we are calling The Gazette sports editor loday. I used lo read his column when I was growing up in North English (the lit- eracy rate is high in North Gus is also from a small town, St. Ansgar. At age 14 he won a hog-calling contest and his friends urged him to go into radio, but Gus knew where the money was and became a newspaper man. One thing I've never been able to figure out about Gus: he always says "we" when he means "I." I got to where I could understand what he was talking about until thc time he filed this dispatch from the Olympics: "We took our wife to dinner at a quaint German restaurant." Gus is regarded in Cedar Rapids as a bridge expert but the Big Ten Skywriters recognize him for what he is: a hustler. O O 6 The newsmen who cover the Hawkeyes are a good bunch of guys. They are honest and hard working and have a sometimes out- rageous sense of humor, which is why I can poke a little fun at them (I News- men on the Iowa beat are among the best in the business and I hope this has given you an insight into those in (he Cedar Rapids- Iowa City area. (PS lo Gus: Say, (his is easy. Wanna swap West Liberty State Grid Job to Leo Miller WEST LIBERTY, W. Va. (AP) Leo Miller, chief recruiter and offensive coordinator for Vest Liberty State College's May Fold Macon in Southern Hockey Loop CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) Gerald Pinkerton, owner of the Macon Whoopes in the Southern Hockey League, says he may Greensboro voted against it.ai meeting of the board of gover- nors in Charlotte Monday. The other clubs in the league are have to fold the franchise. i Charlotte and Roanoke Valley. He said so Monday after re-i Suncoast folded two weeks I porting that the league refused! ootball program thc past request that it relinquish! 'ears, has been named expansion fee the Pick Green NEW HAVEN, Conn. (AP) coach. Green] leading Miller, 44, succeeds his rusher was elected this week Pinkerton said a unanimous tins VM.CIV ormer high school coach and.vote was necessary to do lhisjcaptain of the Eli's 1974 football boss, Bob Roe, 65, who retired. Ibut that Winston-Salem and I team, a spokesman said. selected styles values lo -t2.9i Limited time reduce selected Florsheim Shoes from our regular stock. Wide selection but not all sizes in all styles. Two pairs are a good investment! 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