Cedar Rapids Gazette (Newspaper) - November 19, 1974, Cedar Rapids, Iowa ‘Harmless Safety’ Smashes Denver Hopes for Playoff Berth The Odar Rapids Gazette: Tues., Nov. IS. 1974 13 - y. m-ti By JOHN MOSSMAN DENVER (AP) - a seemingly harmless safety ballooned into a 19-point third quarter for Kansas City, boosting the Chiefs to a National Football League victory over Denver and wrecking the Broncos’ playoff hopes. I he Chiefs’ 42-34 triumph Monday night enabled Oakland to back into the American Conference West Division title and also spoiled a brilliant passing display by quarterback Charley Johnson of the Broncos. He completed 28 of 42 passes for a whopping 445 yards and two touchdowns. It all started innocently enough on the second-half kickoff of the nationally televised game. Denver’s Oliver Ross fumbled the boot, giving the Chiefs the ball at the Broncos’ 12-yard line. Kansas City's Woody Green coughed it up at the one. but two plays later Chiefs’ middle linebacker Willie Lanier tackled Otis Armstrong in the end zone for the safety. Denver Lead Denver still led 21-19 but Kansas City got good field position on the required free The Chiefs promptly Bronco* 22 73 459 IO 32 49 J J 41 »3 CSS kick Statistics Chief* Fir*! down* 24 Rushes yard* 32 194 Passing yard* 120 Return yard* 123 Pa»»e* 19 H3 I Punt* V43 F umbles lost 2 I Penaltte* yard* J IS SCORE BY QUARTE RS Kan*a* City 2 IO 19 6 42 Denver J U n 13-34 INDIVIDUAL. SCORING Den Kevwortti I run (Turner kirk KC Podolok 4 aa** from Daw von (Stenerud kick) Den—Kevworlh I run (Turner kirk) KC- Podolok 2 run (Stenerud kirk) Den—Van Heu*en ti pa** from John»on (Turner kirk) KC—FO Stenerud 41 KC—Safety Armstronu tackled In end lone KC—Toylor 35 pa** from Dawson (Steneryd kick) KC-Green )/ run (Stenerud kick) KC—FO Stenerud 35 Den—Kevworth I run (kick tailed) KC Hove* I run (kick tailed) Den Stowe pas* from Johnson (Turner kick) A—SO. 236 drove 49 yards in five plays. Red Peppers liy Huh S What! Woody Wrong? — After being reprimanded by Big Ten commissioner Wayne Duke four days earlier. Woody Hayes was something of a disappointment to Iowa fans Saturday. Aside from one brief demonstration, Woody was serene along the sideline. That one occasion was in the second quarter. Iowa trailed 14-7. Rod Wellington sailed over tackle for a nice gain, but fumbled the hall forward when tackled. Ohio State’s Steve Luke, who played at Massillon under Bob Commings, charged up and seemed to have the ball covered. Jim Jensen. Billy Schultz and a couple more Hawkeye* descended on Luke. When the pile cleared, the officials awarded the hall to Iowa. Jensen was credited with the recovery. Woody and others on the Ohio bench stomped and screamed They claimed Luke had possession of the ball on the ground, then lost it when speared by Iowa tacklers. From our pressbox seat, we codldn’t see what had happened, although we were surprised We also thought Luke had recovered it That’s the way it looked in films shot from the pressbox. WHO-TV came up with a ground-level film, however, that clearly showed what the. officials saw Luke never did have possession, He overran the ball and the ball can be seen bouncing away from him before he even hit the ground. Another time when the “instant replay” proved the ref was righty Pass the Hash — Maybe we're wrong, but why hasn t something been said or written about Iowa State’s decision to go for a tie in the dying seconds of Saturday’s 10-7 loss at Missouri? The Cyclones penetrated to Missouri’s 14-yard line, then Coach Earl Bruce sent in Tom Goedjen to try a 31-yard field goal. He missed. We’re sorry for Tom that the kick wasn’t good, but it may have been poetic justice. It could be that values have changed recently, but we thought the Code of the Hills required a team to go for victory, spurning any chance to tie, unless a conference championship, Iowa Cagers Face Aussies IOWA CITY—lowa basketball fans will get their first look at Coach Lute Olson’s Hawkeyes at at 7 35 pm Tuesday. Tickets are on sale at $3 50. Iowa will meet the touring Australian Bullion team in Iowa Henhouse. Olson took over the Hawkeye post this year, replacing Dick Schultz, and has brought in three California junior college prospects. Two of them will start—0-7 Title Defense SEOUL (AP) - World bantamweight champion Hong Soo-Hwan will defend his title against No. 4 contender Henry Castillo of Venezuela here sometime between Dec 14 and Dec 22, the South Korean Boxing Commission said today. This will in* the Korean ti-1 Upholder's first defense since he won the World Boxing Association crown from South Africa’s Arnold Taylor last July 4 ENJOY! Dan Frost at forward arid 6-3 Cal Wulfsherg at (Hunt guard. Scott Thompson. 6-3 junior. will open at the wing guard spot on Olson's 1-2-2 “passing game” offense*. The other two front-court spots will go to Larry Parker. 6-6 junior, and Bruce “Sky" King, 6-7 soph “At least four other players are very close to the five starters,” Olson said “They are Larry Moore at the wing guard, John Hairston at the point and Fred Habereeht and Archie Mays up front.” Ha berecht is the third JC transfer. howl bid or some greater incentive hung in the bargain. If the Code has been changed, we can't wait until we hear Coach Bruce’s next pregame pep talk: “Okay, men, let s go out there and tie one for the old Ginner'” ★ ★ ★ — At least three Big Ten football coaches have been reprimanded by the Big Ten commissioner for undue criticism of game officials or conference administrators. But none of them has gone as far as Jim Bradley, the coach at New Mexico State. After his team’s 26-24 loss to New Mexico, Bradley termed it “lac k of ability and integrity” on the part of the officials and claimed they favored the Western Athletic conference team over his Missouri Valley club. it it it — Iowa’s Lute Olson on dribbling in basketball: “I wish I could design a basketball that would bo perfectly normal for passing, shooting and rebounding hut would suddenly go flat the moment it is bounced on the floor That’s how much I despise dribbling. I want our players to learn how much more effective it is to pass the ball.” ★ ★ * — Good news for you football fans who like to see both Iowa arid Iowa Stale play frequently. The 1975 schedules show only two Saturdays when both are playing at home. The two are Nov. 8. when Iowa hosts Wisconsin and 1-State hosts Missouri, and Nov. 22. when Iowa closes against Michigan State and I-State against Oklahoma State. Both are away on two other Saturdays-!let ll and Nov 15--but there are four additional Saturdays when Iowa is home and three when I-State is at home. Iowa State will dedicate its new stadium next Sept.26 against Air Force. It’s a bit unfortunate that four of I-State’s first five games next fall are on the road it ii it — Alex Karras claims he has worn glasses since he was 6 and has broken 3,603 pairs, an American record, he claims. Charles Mayer of the Dis Angeles Times asked Alex “What's the problem with your vision? " * "Bad eyes.'’ replied Karras Games Set ISLAMABAD. Pakistan (AP) — The eighth Asian Games are slated to be held here starting Nov. 15. 1978, Abdul Hafeez Pirzada, the education minister and president of the Pakistan Shirts Board, said today. The Games w iii last for IO days Miller Enters MONTREAL (AP) -Johnny Miller, pro golfs Player of the Year in 1974. filed his entry for the 1975 Canadian ()|H*n Golf Championship Monday. 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Jan Stenerud kicked a 35-yard field goal on the Chiefs’ next possession to complete tile scoring in the period “loosing momentum at the start of the second half is wfiat really hurt us,’’ Broncos’ Coach John Ralston said "We lost the hall, got ii back, tint then couldn’t get it out of the end zone. ’’ Laster Fills Ralston said the safety occurred on an off-tackle play in which Denver us<*d a pulling guard. ‘Lamer filled the hole and got Otis for the safety," h<* added Johnson sparked tile Broncos to a pair of fourth-quarter touchdowns that pulled Denver within eight points, but they got no closer. Rookie running back Jon Kc*y worth, making his first start, scored his third short-yardage touchdown of the game on the opening play of the final quarter. Following a Kansas City touchdown. Johnson went to work again, completing a 65-yard. eight-play drive with a four-yard strike to Otto Stowe with 7:50 left in the game. The Broncos drove to the* Chiefs’ 14 on their next possession, hut Johnson was sacked and fumbled, and Kansas City’s Jim Lynch recovered with 4:27 left, ending tin-threat. Johnson, who said he thought his arm was in passing motion on the crucial turnover. said the Broncos “felt like we had to throw to win. I knew we could eat ‘em up with our passing game.” Johnson’s yardage figure was the most in his 14-year pro career. “It was like the old American Football League,” Chiefs’ Coach Hank Strain said "It was wild Denver ran up and down the field like a track meet. But our squad was on fire. When so many things happen to you during the season. ifs great to come back and play like this. ’’ The loss dropped Denver to 4-5-1 for the season, making 9-1 Oakland unmatchable in the division. The Chiefs raised their mark to 4-6. INDIVIDUAL LEADERS RUSHING— Kansas City, Green IS 134 Podolok 12 49 Have* 7 31 Denver, Arm Orona 16- SS. Kevwortti 4 12 RECEIVING—Kansas City, Podolok 7 41. Green 646. Taylor >55 Denver Odom* 7 125. Moses 696. Arm*tron 696 PASSING—Kan*a* City, Dawson 19 IO I. !88 vorO* Denver, Johnson TEM2 2, 445 Mufnooel 4 7 1, 46 Fight Results BOSTON — Tony Petronelll, 139 Eo*t Bridgewater, Ma**, outpointed Benny Hoer lo*. 140, Puerto Rico, It rn Bearing Down on Otis Big 10 Sets Rose Bowl Procedure CHICAGO (AP)—Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke announced Monday that he and conference athletic directors had reviewed the voting procedure for representation in the 1975 Rose Bowl lf Ohio State should defeat Michigan Saturday, which would result in a tit* for first place in the conference standings, the athletic directors will meet in Chicago Sunday morning for a vote. The result would be announced later in the day in conjunction with the annual Big Ten basketball press conference Duke said if that vote resulted in a tit*, the team last having represented the conference in the Rose Bowl — in this case Ohio State — would be eliminated. If Michigan wins or ties Ohio State Saturday, the Wolverines will capture the conference title and a telephone vote will be held immediately after the game with Duke announcing the choice, presumably Michigan, as soon as possible. Ender Big Ten rules, a vote must be taken, even if one team is the clear w inner of the conference title. Pro Hockey NHL Divi*ion I WLT Pf* GF GA Denver s Otis Armstrong (24) picked up five yards before being hit by Kansas City's Clyde Werner (54) in this action Monday night in NFL football at Denver. Place Bo on Probation DETROIT (AP) - Last year’s outburst against th** Big Ten athletic directors, who voted to send Ohio State to the Rose Bowl. has resulted in a two-year probation for Michigan football Coach Bo Schembechler, the Detroit Free Press said today. Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke said he would not comment because conference rules forbid it. Schembechler was not available and Michigan Athletic Director Don Canham suid ho “didn't even want to talk about” the year-old incident. The newspaper said Schembechler was placed on probation by a special committee composed of conference athletic directors and faculty representatives. They acted after Schembechler charged that Big Ten Commissioner Wayne Duke had “engineered” the vote which sent Ohio State to Pasadena following the Buckeyes’ 10-10 tie with Michigan in their 1973 Big Ten finale. The Frw Press said probation means if Schembechler d(K*s anything else considered unsportsmanlike or detrimen tal to the conference, he could Im* suspended for one game A second infraction, said the Free Press, would ban him from recruiting for a full year. The Free* Press said it learned that the conference took the action following a four-hour meeting between Schembechler and Duke* last season. Until this year. no written rules existed under which conference authorities could control the conduct of its coach/'s and athletic directors. The infractions committee was created to fill that void. Ohio State Coach Woody Hayes and Illinois mentor Bob Blackman were slapped recently for comments they made about officiating. Hayes was reprimanded for “unsportsmanlike conduct" for statements following the Buckeyes’ 16-13 upset at Michigan State. Duke said Hayes could bt* suspended for one game if he repeated the performance, but declined to say how long the probation would last. 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