The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 21, 1969 Page: 5 of 12
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THE REDBIRD Nov. 21.1969-Page S
EVASIVE TARGET--Lamar’s Tommy Tomlin avoided Louisiana
Tech’s Andy Callais in Saturday’s game at Ruston. Despite comple-
ting 22 of 46 passes for 308 yards and six touchdowns and a new
school record, the Cardinals lost the high scoring game 77-40. (Staff
photo by Bobby Dickinson)
Race Past Cards 77-40
By Julian Galiano
RUSTON, LA.—Although the
Cardinals set several school re-
cords against nationally ranked
Louisiana Tech, the Bulldogs
used the pinpoint passing of Ter-
ry Bradshaw to shell the Red-
birds 77-40 at Ruston Saturday
The Cards also had their he-
roes as Tommy Tomlin hurled
six scoring aerials with Pat Gibbs
receiving three six pointers. Both
performances against the highly
rated Canines were new school
Lamar’s punt and kickoff re-
turn coverage proved to be the
downfall, as the Bulldogs ran back
two punts for scores in the first
half. Louisiana Tech’s fullback
Buster Herren scored four times
as the Dogs rolled up 542 yards
The Cardinals took the opening
kickoff and marched to their own
44-yard line where Ronnie Baird
boomed a 44-yard punt to Tech’s
Ronnie Albright at the 12, Al-
bright raced straight up the mid-
dle for 88 yards and the score.
Jorgen Gertz added the extra
point to give the Bulldogs a 7-0
lead with 11:52 left in the first
The Cardinals came back as
Mark Ludwig intercepted a Brad-
shaw pass and returned it to the
Lamar 49. After the Cardinal
drive fizzled out, Tech took over
the ball at the twenty following
Baird’s 43 yard punt into the
On the next play, tight end John
Adams fumbled with Lotice Cole
recovering for the Redbirds.Four
plays later Tomlin connected with
split end Ronnie Gebauer on a
14-yard scoring toss. Baird added
the point after to tie the score
7-7 with 4:55 left in the first
The Bulldogs moved the ball
well following the kickoff, but
Bradshaw fumbled at the Lamar
47. Linebacker Percy Hardison
recovered for the Cards. Three
plays later Tomlin arched a 39-
yard scoring bomb to Pat Gibbs.
Baird’s kick was blocked, but La-
mar led 13-7 with 3:12 left in
the opening period.
Louisiana Tech took the lead
for good as David Brookings in-
tercepted a Tomlin pass at the
Cardinal 18 and took it in for the
score. Gertz kicked the extra
point to give the home team a
one point lead 14-13 as the first
The Bulldogs scored twice
within four minutes in the second
stanza. Herren scored on a one
yard plunge and two minutes la-
ter John Adams returned a punt
59 yards for another score. With
4:51 left in the half, Herren caught
a 19 yard scoring toss from Brad-
shaw to up the Bulldog lead to
Lamar came right back,
as Tomlin fired a 53-yard strike
to Billy Chester for the score.
Glenn Hill skirted right end for
two points to make it 35-21 with
3:31 left. Bradshaw then threw a
38-yard bomb to Tommy Spinks
to make the score 42-21 in the
Both teams started slowly in
the third quarter , but Tomlin
hit Gibbs with a scoring strike
with 5:53 left in the quarter.
The score narrowed the Bull-
dogs’ lead to 42-28. Two minutes
later, Bradshaw scored on a one
yard sneak to put the Dogs a-
Gibbs caught his third touch-
down pass early in the fourth
quarter on an 11-yard aerial from
Tomlin. Baird's extra point try
was blocked by Roger McCoy.
Herren scored his third touch-
down of the night with 9:56 re-
maining. Gertz again added the
Lamar was not to be denied
as Doug Matthews scored
on a nine-yard pass from Tom-
lin with 8:46 left in the contest.
The two point try was no good.
Hefren scored his final tally of
the night with 7:47 left.
Four minutes later, Mike Lord
scored on a four yard run for
the Bulldogs. Gertz added the
PAT. The Dogs scored once more
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Florida Basketball Star
Expected to Help Cards
By Donald Pumphrey
A 6-foot 7-inch player recrui-
ted from Florida will have much
to do with Lamar Tech’s basket-
ball fortunes this season. Luke
Adams of La Belle, Fla., is man-
ning one post position of the dou-
ble post Cardinal offense. He
brings an impressive record with
Adams averaged 19 points
and 21 rebounds per game in his
career at Edison Junior College,
Ft. Meyers, Fla., where he was
chosen by Sports Illustrated mag-
azine as one of America’s out-
standing JC basketball prospects.
Adams chose Lamar Tech for his
final two years of schooling from
over 40 colleges and universities
bidding for his services.
“I chose Lamar for three rea-
sons,* Adams said. “One: be-
cause of Earl Dow and what he
told me about Lamar’s basketball
program; two: because of the
friendly atmosphere I sensed
when I visited Lamar’s campus;
three: because of Coach Martin's
style of offense, run and shoot.
Put 'em all together and that’s
why I’m here.*
Coach Jack Martin evaluates
Luke Adams: “We’ve been real
pleased by the way Luke has
picked up on our style of offense.
He works hard. He gets along
great with his teammates. He
moves up and down the floor well
and never loafs.
In scrimmage games, Luke has
scored from 25 to 30 points eve-
ry time out. But maybe the
strongest weapon Luke gives us
is his excellent rebounding. We
look to Luke to fill the gap left
by the graduation of Wayne
Highland at Alabama
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Ramsey, Mike. The Redbird (Beaumont, Tex.), Vol. 20, No. 9, Ed. 1 Friday, November 21, 1969, newspaper, November 21, 1969; Beaumont, Texas. (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth499551/m1/5/: accessed April 19, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Lamar University.