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Galveston Daily News (Newspaper) - November 29, 1968, Galveston, Texas 14-A I1nili> FRIDAY MORNING NOVEMBER Texas Wins Cotton Bowl Spot Ex-Champ Servo Has Rare Illness ASSOCIATED PRESS WIREP1 NEARER COTTON BOWL giving Day. The touchdown, the first of sityof 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 Thanks- _________________________ Championship Football BALL HIGH Charlton Pollard "f xclusively" On SCHENECTADY. N.Y. IAP) "He cnn't even walk with a cane anyinure. Touch any part uf him and he explodes in pain. Shots of morphine can't touch him. The word is agony. Twen- ty-four hours of it." That is Marty Servo. 48. for- mer world welterweight cham- pion, father of three, dying from six years of cancer and three years of the third known case of arachnoiditis-- degeneration of a membrane in the spinal column. Writing about him on this Thanksgiving day was Al Disan- lik, sports editor of the Schencc- lady Union-Star in Servo's newspaper that began a fund a year ago "so the man who fought Sugar Ray Robinson and Rocky Graziano and other big ones could contin- ue battling his toughest oppo- nent of all, cancer The fund drive lasted through April, included a benefit bowl- ing tournament and netted ap- proximately It got its start from a syndi- cated 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, Disanlis 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 35-0 halftimc lead almost completely ston9Jjj fine quarterback too Hargctt, and fought off the Ag- gies for their eighth consecutive victory against one loss and a tie. The victory gave Texas a tie with Arkansas for the South- west Conference title, the Long- horns first championship since the national champion team of 1963. The Longhorns gained the Cotton Bowl because they beat Arkansas, 39-29 at mid-season. 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 three- year total of ahead of such runners as Southern Cal's Mike Garrett, who is now fourth with Bill Bradley, who lost the starting quarterback job to James Street after the Long- horns' first two games, inter- cepted four passes off Hargett. who was shooting for a college with- record of passes thrown out an interception. Hargett ran his string to 176 without an Interception to chal- lenge the nation record of 198 by former Tulsa quarterback AUSTIN, Tex. (API ot Texts-Trial A4M football name: First downs Yards rushlni Yards p.-isslng Upturn yardage Passes Punts Kumbles lost Penalties 224 167 alter intercepting a Texas pass set up first touchdown. The Aggies' final score was set up when Bradley couldn't han- 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 confer- 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 harrassed on almost every play bv Bill Ales- sis, 245. and Leo Brookes. 240 in the Longhorn defensive front. Jerry Rhomc, now .with the Dal- 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 mid-1930s. Hargett, passing for 221 yards, also moved into fifth place into all-time total offense. Texas bunched its touch- in the first quar- ter and two in the was stalled in the final two periods by fumbles, and the ag- gressive Aggie defense. Steve Worster ran two yards for the first Longhorn score. Gilbert scored on a 3-yard run. Street on a 6-yard run, and Charles Speyrer. a 168-pound split end, 23 yards on an end a mind and caught and eight yard pass from Street for a score. Jimmy Adams caught a 7- yard pass from Hargett for the first Aggie score, and Bob Long scored in the closing seconds on a 17-yard pass from Hargett. Ross Brubacher's 41 yard run KC Chiefs Crush Oilers kgbc 1540 KANSAS CITY IAP) Len Dawson got Kansas City's slow- starting offense clicking late in the first half, then picked Hous- ton's defense apart with his pin-point passing to fire the Chiefs to a 24-10 American Foot- ball League victory in a nation- ally televised game Thursday. The triumph momentarily boosted the Chiefs into the West- ern Division lead in the AFL, but Oakland was playing Buffa- lo in later-starting game with a chance to maintain a tie for the lead. Kansas City now is 10-2 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 Ihigh injury, threw scor- 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- pletions in 23 attempts for 253 yards in all. It was Dawson's 43-yard strike to Pitts with Ta minutes left gave Kansas City a 21-10 lead. Jan Stenerud booted a 17-yard field goal three minutes later for the final 24-10 reading after Curly Culp blocked a punt and The New York Yankees will have two new coaches in 1969. 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