The War Whoop (Abilene, Tex.), Vol. 41, No. 4, Ed. 1, Wednesday, October 2, 1963 Page: 4 of 4
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Wednesday October 2 1963
McM Falls to NE Louisiana
With only 25 seconds left In
the final period Northeast Louis-
iana came from behind to bop
McMurry 8 to 7.
The Louisiana tribe defeated
the Texas tribe in a titantic de-
fensive battle that had everyone
silting on the edge of their sents
most of the game.
Uambling from their own 49
yard line in ten plays the Louis-
lannns snuck fullback Willie Ra-
ttan into the end zone from one
and a half yards out. The 4200
fans in the stands went wild as
their team took over the lead
and won the game.
For the conversion Konnie My-
nck dashed around left end for
the two point counter giving Mc-
The McMurry Indians still try-
ing to break this season's road
jinx tiavel this Saturday to
Youngslown to do battle with the
Voungstown University Penguins.
The Indians have not yet won a
road g.ime tins season losing to
University of Cm pus Christi 1G-12
and Not (beast Louisiana D-7. At
home however it was a different
stoiy for the Indians whipped
1 Iow.it d liy lie's Yellowjackcts
113 in a game which was con-
ceiltd to Howard Payne by most
Youngslown University returns
23 lettermen to uniform this fall
including 7 .starters from last
year's starting unit. One of the
staitcrs who graduated however
was big Frank Horvnth holder of
the career rushing record at
Youngstown. Phil Williams a
5-11 170 pounder will be coach
Dike Beetle's choice to fill the
vacant halfback slot. Last year
ns a junior Williams rushed for
3311 yards and three touchdowns.
Place kicker Dick Hartzcll play-
ing out Ins senior year this year
has placed second in the scoring
the last two years. Coach Decde
looks for this year's Penguins to
improve on last season's 0-3
Coach Grant Teaff's Indians
after a harrowing experience on
the return trip from Northeast
Louisiana will be in the game to
show the Penguins that last year's
game was not indicative of the
Indian football club. Last year
the Indians dropped the Youngs-
town game 10-0 then went on
to rack up a 0-4 record for the
season. This week the Indians
will be relying primarily on their
passing game which was very
successful at Monroe last week.
Indian quarterback Stanley Aus-
tin completed 12 of 25 for a pass-
ing yardage total of 142. The In-
dians also ran for 89 yards on the
ground In compiling 13 first
downs to 10 for Northeast. The
Indian defense played a fine
game limiting the Louisiana tribe
to 129 yards rushing. The rush
ing leader for McMurry was Wil
liam Grlssom who toted the ball
12 times for 32 yards. He was
followed closely by Don Mraz
who carried 9 times for 21 yards
and Stanley Austin who made 17
yards in 7 carries.
The Indians will be trying Sat-
urday to even their record at 2-2.
It now stands at 2 losses and 1
win. The Indians dropped their
opener to the University of Cor-
pus Christi 16-12; rebounded to
beat Howard Payne 14-3; and
dropped the third game of the
season to Northeast Louisiana 8-7.
This week marks the second
game between Youngstown Uni-
versity and McMurry. Youngs-
town won last year's tilt 19-0.
Murry their second loss of the
After Ragan hod advanced the
ball to the 49 yard line of Mc-
Murry halfback Alton Thomas
tossed a completed jump pass to
Myrick who scampered to the
48 and then tried to lateral. The
ball was caught by no one and a
host of McMurry Indians fell on
the ball recovering it.
But the officials ruled that the
ball-carrier had thrown an illegal
forward pass and the ball was
kept by the Louisianans. This
showed the tribe new life and
they had the ball on the McMurry
48 yard line.
Myrick then saw Thomas on
the next play all alone in the
right flat and threw a good com-
plete pass to the 12 yard linn
before he was pulled down from
behind. Two bucks by Ragan at
the middle of the line moved the
ball to the one before Thomas at-
tempting to find running room on
the left sideline was dropped
back on the five yard line.
Once again Ragan tried and this
time got down to the three.
Thomas drove to the edge of the
double stripe and the next play
the powerful Ragan went in for
The McMurry tribesmen broke
up the first three quarters of
scoreless play when Stanley Aus-
tin reached high into the air and
pulled down a Louisiana pass on
the 37 and ran it back to the 27
A few plays later Austin hit
Don Mraz with a completed pass
over the middle of the fifteen
Two carries by Bill Grissom
moved the Indians down to the
eleven. On the next play Austin
couldn't find a receiver so he
scooted around left end to the
one yard line. Then calling
plays Austin went over for the
score on a quarterback sneak.
Wesley "Waco" Reynolds boot
ed the ball between the uprights
for the extra point conversion
putting the Indians ahead 7 to 0.
A big threat was made by the
Louisianans early in the first
quarter when quarterback Aus
tin didn't get to make a handoff
to fullback Grissom the ball was
fumbled and Ragan of the Indians
fell on the ball on the tribes' 37
Left halfback Morris Douglas
found an opening off left tackle
and scampered to the 22 before
being hauled down from behind.
Then once again Douglas on a
carry went over right guard for
two more yards before quarter-
back Bookie Shillcutt lofted a
perfect pass to Thomas on the
visiting Indian 15 yard line.
Ragan bulled up the middle all
the way to the six before being
"Where You Meet the Gang
nt the Fountain"
stopped. Then Thomas managed
a few more yards sliding off
guard. Facing a second and goal
situation from the five yard line
Thomas fumbled the ball and Mc-
Murry Indian James Christopher
fell on the ball to give the Indians
McMurry's deepest penetration
in the first half came later in
the second quarter when it drove
down to the Northeast 24 before
Mraz fumbled and tackle Alden
Fontenot gave the hosts posses-
sion. McMurry totaled 13 first downs
to the Louisianans 10 and the In-
diams completed 12 out of 26
passes to the Northeast 4 of 12.
Bill Miller Named
Bill Miller 1963 McMurry
graduate has been named to the
AU-American College Track and
Field Team for 1963 by the Na-
tional Collegiate Track Coaches
Miller now teaching at Abi-
lenc's Madison Junior High is
Texas' first 26-foot plus broad
jumper. The Winters native was
two-time NAIA broad jump
champion and placed in both his
junior and senior years in the
NCAA broad jump.
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had skidded to a halt at the air
Tcaff said when the belly land-
ing was made at Barksdale that
the plane bounced for 1000 feet
and then skidded 3000 feet more
on its belly.
The coach said the plane was
"red hot" after its long skid and
said the Air Force personnel at
Barksdale told him that had the
plane skidded another 100 to 200
feet it would have exploded
because of the heat it had gene
rated plus the full load of gaso
line aboard. Teaff said the Air
Force personnel were due n great
deal of credit for their alertness
"As soon as we finally stopped
they were all over that area
spraying it with foam and pre
venting a fire or explosion"
Tcaff said he was extremely
proud of his athletes.
"They were remarkably calm
and composed but I'll tell you
when something like this happens
you've got a lot of people who
are awfully close together. The
Good Lord was certainly with us
The original takeoff from Mon-
roe was at 12:15 and the plane
finally got down at Shreveport
around 1:30 a. m.
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