The North Texas Daily (Denton, Tex.), Vol. 63, No. 17, Ed. 1 Tuesday, October 2, 1979 Page: 8 of 8
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PAGE 8—THE NORTH TEXAS DAILY
Tuesday, October 2,1979
Eagles grant Jayhawks first victory
By DAVID MOORE
There was a message that kept
(lashing across the electronic scoreboard
to the 39,460 people at Lawrence’s
Memorial Stadium. It read, "Help the
Which is exactly what North Texas
Disguising its defense as a sieve, the
Eagles were whipped 37-18 by the cream
of the Big Eight cellar, the Kansas
Jayhawks. Kansas Coach Don
Fambrough entered the game with what
was considered to be one of the worst
teams in college football, and left with a
squad that did everything it could to dis-
pel the rumor.
For instance, the Jayhawks’ pitiful
ground game was the main reason KU
came into the contest with an 0-2 record.
The team had rushed the ball 48 times
this season and only picked up eight
yards, meaning a yards per carry average
Theoretically, if the Jayhawks had a
first-and-goal on the one-yard line, it
would take them six downs to score
from the ground.
But that certainly wasn't the case
Saturday afternoon Fambrough paid
special attention to KU's malady and
held a controlled scrimmage the
Wednesday before the game: a practice
that is almost an unheard of event. The
Jayhawks responded by rolling up 300
yards on the ground, with Walter Mack
(20-124) and Harry Sydney (16-101) do-
ing the main damage.
“Defensively, I was real disappointed
with the way we played,” Mean Green
Coach Jerry Moore, whose team is now
2-3, said. “This is the first time in a long
time I’ve seen a bunch of kids get in-
timidated the way we did today. Kansas
just wore us down, and we played with
“One big thing they had going in their
favor is they didn’t get behind. They got
in front, were able to mix up the plays
and then just lined up and went right at
“There’s a lot of difference between
Pittsburgh, Michigan and us," Moore
continued, trying to explain the Jayhawk
offensive outburst compared to what it
had produced the first couple of games.
"I wish there wasn't, but it sure was ob-
While the KU attack turned sweet,
however, the NT ground game went
sour. The Mean Green was stifled in its
attempts to gain yardage via the rush,
obtaining only 96 yards. Bernard
Jackson, the nation’s sixth leading
rusher last year, picked up only 15 yards
and appeared highly unsure in picking
his holes. In fact, the running backs were
so ineffective that wingback Pete Harvey
was the team’s leading rusher with 32
yards on two carries.
And then there was the passing game.
Starting quarterback Jordan Case was
knocked out early in the first quarter,
again because of his injured right
shoulder, and was replaced by Joe
Stevenson. The Beaumont junior passed
for almost 240 yards, but it wasn’t
enough to offset the missing running at-
Not since 1976 had KU scored more
than 30 points in a game. The alma
mater of Gale Sayers, John Hadl, John
Riggins and others also hadn't won in 10
games, the last victory coming against
UCLA in the third game of the ’78
By the same token, NT hasn’t allowed
more than 37 points since SMU rolled
up 38 in the fourth game of 1976. But in
this one, the defense was shabby. The
Eagles apparently considered tackling to
be a lost art, for they did little of it on
the afternoon. And when they did try a
tackle it was usually with a token arm
rather than a legitimate hit.
"I’m really not surprised Kansas won
the way they did," defensive end Ber-
nard West said. "We’ve been watching
them on films this week and you could
tell they are a pretty good team. We just
had too many defensive breakdowns,
mostly missed tackles, to stay up with
them. They took advantage of our mis-
takes and just put it to us ’’
After a couple of field goals by Mike
Hubuch, the Jayhawks offense »iuicd
their first touchdown of the season just
1:42 before the end of the half. Sydney,
who accounted for 35 percent of KU’s
offense last year as a quarterback, took
the handoff from his new position at ful-
lback on a third-and-one. Although the
junior was almost knocked to his knees
on the 20-yard line, he kept his balance
and cut to the outside for a 26-yard TD
The Eagles came back with a fine 76-
yard drive which resulted in a field goal
by Whit Smith, and the visitors went
into the locker room down 13-6.
The second half appeared like it might
be a different story for the Mean Green,
but it was not to be. After scoring on its
first possession of the third quarter to
close within one, KU cornerback J.C.
Booker blocked the extra point. The
Jayhawks came right back with an eight-
play, 65-yard drive which gave them a
20-12 lead at the end of the third
KU 37, NT 18
North TctliSlllc 0 * * 6-1*
Unixnlty of Kinur 3 10 7 17-37
KU-FG Hubuch, 22
NT-1 GW Smith.41
Kll-Sydney 27 run (Huhach kick)
NT-FG W. Smith, 20
NT-Witte47 pats from Stevencon (kick failed)
KU-C aperc 3 run (Huhach kickl
KU-Hethkc I run'llluhach kick)
NT Harvey 37 pass from Stevenson (pass failed)
KU-FG Hubuch. 2.3
KU-Mack 23 run (Huhach kick)
Rushing—NT, Harvey, 2-32, Jackson 6-15. Jones 5-15 KU
Mack 20124. Sydney 16-101, Higgins 5-38
Passing—NT. Stevenson 12-31 -0-237, ( ase I-2-0-8 KU. K
C linton 13-254-1-163, Bethke 2-4-0-22
Receiving—NT. Harvey 5-74. Terrell 3 47, Witte 2-49 KU
Sobck 3-65. Verser 3-47, Sydney 2-22
Killeen netter tops
By MIKE BROPHY
Two freshmen from Killeen
emerged victorious from a field of
140 participants in last weekend's in-
tramural tennis singles tournament.
In the finals of the women’s tour-
nament. Clara Collazo, an indepen-
dent. defeated Diana Jett of Pi Beta
Phi. 6-4, 6-1.
The men, however, began play on
Saturday with 98 contestants and
were unable to complete play. The
finals, which will be rescheduled for
later in the week, feature another Kil-
leen freshman, Edgardo Quinones,
who will take on Theta Chi's Larry
Fair, McAllen freshman.
Collazo had little trouble with the
weary Jett, breaking service six times
enroute to the straight-sets victory.
Consistently charging, Collazo foiled
Jett's baseline strategy with a com-
bination of hard passing shots and
Independent Quinones played the
show man in his 6-2, 6-4 semifinal vic-
tory over Lambda Chi Alpha's Tim
After breezing through the first set.
Quinones let Leihgeber make the
mistakes in the second set. Down 5-2,
however, Leihgeber broke Quinones’
serve and then won another game,
bringing the set to 5-4. Quinones'
comment to Leihgeber at this point
was, "OK, that’s enough exercise."
Quinones joked afterward about
the turn of events. "I don't like to
play really hard in these (tourna-
ments). It makes the other players
In the other semifinal match, Larry
Fair of Theta Chi breezed past in-
dependent Randy Drechsel, 6-2,6-3.
Spikers ready for Lady Mavs
NT kickers whip UT, Air Force
The NT soccer team got back on the
winning track last weekend with vic-
tories over the Air Force Academy and
the University of Texas.
The two wins bring the Eagles season
record to 4-4.
At home Friday against Air Force, the
Mean Green led 3-0 at halftime, but
barely managed to hang on for a 3-2
“The two halves were like two dif-
ferent games," Coach Simon Sanchez,
said. “We played a great first half but we
kind of let up in the second half. Air
Force is a well-conditioned team and
they really had our backs to the wall at
the end of the game.”
Air Force played a strong second half,
scoring what appealed to be the tying
goal late in the game. The Falcons were
caught offside, however, and the goal
The player of the game for the Eagles
was Mark Nunn. Besides scoring two
goals, Nunn kept constant pressure on
the Air Force defense.
"I was real pleased with Mark,”
Sanchez said. "He’s not an impressive
player as far as ball handling goes, but
he makes up for it with his speed and in-
T he Air Force coach was also impres-
sed w ith Nunn's play naming him on his
All-America ballot. The All-America
team is chosen by the coaches. After
every game, the coaches vote for the
player of the opposing team they think
played the best. At the end of the season,
all the votes from across the nation are
tabulated and the top vote-getters are
Nunn scored the first goal of the game
for NT after stealing the ball from an
Air Force fullback.
The fullback was set to clear the ball
out of the penalty box but misjudged
Nunn's speed. Nunn stole the ball and
beat the goalie.
Nunn’s second goal came on a power
shot from about 20 yards out.
On a fast break at the goal, Nunn was
running with an Air Force defender
w hen he cut inside and blasted a shot on
goal with the outside of his foot. The ball
curved just outside the goalkeeper's
reach and into the goal.
Buddy Baker scored the Eagles’ third
goal. Baker took a pass on an overlap on
the left side of the Held and booted the
hall hard into a crowd of players. The
ball deflected off an Air Force fullback
into the goal.
The Mean Green traveled to Austin
Sunday and had little trouble in beating
the Longhorns 3-0.
Baker got the scoring underway for
the Eagles when he booted in a rebound
after the UT goalies blocked his first
shot and Brent Flabiano scored the
Eagles’ second goal off a corner kick,
deflecting the ball off a defender into the
Frank Monreal got the final goal for
NT. After taking a pass from fullback
Joe Gowing, Monreal beat two
defenders and scored, even though he
had a bad angle at the goal when he
Goalie Brian Cliff chalked up his third
shutout of the season against Texas.
“He's playing tough,” Sanchez said.
“He made some fantastic stops today
and against Air Force Friday. He’s our
number one goalie now." Cliff won the
starting job in goal from Greg Stinson,
who has started there the last two years.
NT women's volleyball team will play
at UT-Arlmgton at 7 p.m. Thursday
after finishing the TWU Tournament
Saturday with a 2-2 record.
UTA was ranked No. I in the state
last year, said Coach Khosrow Ebrahim.
“I think they only graduated one of
their players," Ebrahim said.
In the tournament, which was played
at the TWU gvm Friday and Saturday,
NT defeated Baylor 15-11. 15-10 and
East Texas 12-15, 15-6, 15-10. NT lost to
Southwest Texas 8-15,15-11, 6-15 and
Azusa 12-15, 15-10, 11-15.
NT's best performace was against
Azusa, Ebrahim said, with a close game
against a good team. Azusa finished
third place in the tournament.
Ebrahim credited Liza West, a setter,
with doing a fine job, and also said that
Mary Herrera and Carol Lancki had
TO THE FALLOUT
upc forum committee presents:
Diver for Cousteau
Founder: Clamshell Alliance
October 3: Bill McDonald diver for Jacques Cousteau will speak in the Union
Lyceum at 8 00 p.m. Films will be shown all week in the One O'clock Lounge at
October 9: An energy forum featuring local NT speaking talent will be held in the
One O'Cloc k Lounge at 2:30 p.m.
October 17: Sam Lovejoy, founder of the Clamshell Alliance and coiner of the
phrase "No Nukes" will speak in the Lyceum at 8:00 p.m. Films will be shown all
week in the One O'Clock Lounge at One O'clock.
October 23: An energy fair will be held in the Silver Eagle Suite from 8:00 a.m. to
5:00 p.m. featuring different displays with energy as the theme.
October 30: Organic "Brownbag" picnic will be held on the Library Mall at 12:00
noon. A speaker from the EPA will be featured.
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