The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, October 30, 1970, Image 5
Friday, October 30, 1970
College Station, Texas
Fish bow to Owlets in fumble fest
BY JOHN CURYLO
Assistant Sports Editor
The Aggie Fish and the Rice
Owlets traded fumbles and
matched rushing leaders on Kyle
Field Thursday night, but the
Owlets were able to make the
points, and that’s the name of
the game, as A&M dropped its
third straight game, 31-8.
Each team lost four fumbles
in the game, which saw Aggie
Coach Jim Keller using ten dif
ferent backs, three of them at
George Smith of Rice and Pat
Herring of A&M put on a dis
play of rushing in the game.
Herring carried 19 times for 121
yards, while Smith ran 23 times
and netted 106 yards. However,
Klee's number two rusher, Joe
Phy, had 66 yards on 18 carries.
The Fish offense moved the
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ball well at times, but they fum
bled in key situations. The de
fense was stingy in some places,
but the Owlets came up with the
scores when they needed them.
It was an even game at 0-0
until 3:19 was left in the half.
It was then that Rice opened up
with 21 points in that time. Fum
bles were the order of the day in
the first half, starting with the
opening kickoff, when Garry
Smith came across with an on-
side kick that rolled around be
fore being picked up by Pat Her
ring. The ball changed hands
five more times by fumble in the
half, all but one in the first
Neither team could mount
much of an offense in the first
period, in addition to being ham
pered by the fumbles. The Owl
ets had only three first downs
and the Fish two. One of the
bright spots in the quarter came
near the end, when Bill Nutt
punted over Carl Swiero’s head.
When the ball stopped rolling, it
had gone from one 11 yard line
to the other for 78 yards.
Billy Wiebold’s interception of
a Bob Jenkins pass and a Rice
personal foul penalty set the Ag
gies up at the Rice 34. Seven
plays later, the Fish were at the
eight, following end runs of 2, 11,
and 6 yards by Herring and two
first downs. On the first at
tempted pass of the drive, Tim
Trimmier was chased out of the
pocket, and he was run out of
bounds at the four. Rice was pe
nalized to the two on a personal
foul, leaving the Fish a fourth
and goal from that point. Gary
Smith was thrown for a two yard
loss to end the hopes for a score.
Following an exchange of
punts, the Owlets moved 85 yards
in 10 plays and a penalty, mostly
on runs by George Smith, who
had 86 yards on 16 carries in the
first half. The TD came on a 29
yard pass to Tracy Terry, The
extra point kick by Allen Prin
gle, a soccer - style kicker from
Venezuela, who never played
football before college, was good,
and the score was 7-0 for the
The kickoff was fumbled mo
mentarily at the goal line by
Mark Green before he returned
it to the five. Two plays later
he made his college debut at
quarterback, but he fumbled, and
two plays later, Jenkins passed
to Danny Frazier for the second
Rice touchdown in 1:19, with two
minutes left to play. Pringle
kicked his second extra point,
giving the Owlets a 14 point
Rice showed they weren’t fin
ished with the half, though, be
cause they forced the Aggies to
punt after A&M couldn’t move
the ball. A 15 yard penalty for
roughing the kicker still left the
Fish a yard short, and Nutt’s 47
yard punt was returned 69 for
the touchdown by Preston An
derson. Pringle made the score
at the half 21-0 with his third
extra point in two and a half
The trend of the game was
kept up in the third quarter, as
fumbles ended a drive by each
team and set up another Rice
score, this time on a field goal.
The Fish moved to the Rice 26
following the second half kick
off. Rigsby mixed his plays by
passing for 12 to Grady Harris
for one first down and running
Standish once and Smith twice
for another before passing to
Roger Gaskamp, who was inter
fered with for still another first
as the Fish threatened. Two
4 to be inducted
Four outstanding Texas A&M
graduates, who excelled in ath
letics and later went on to make
their mark on the outside world,
will be honored Saturday in pre
game ceremonies beginning at
1:10 p.m., when they will be
inducted into the A&M Athletic
Hall of Fame.
The election of John Wesley
“Dough” Rollins, ’17; Dr. Sam
Houston “Sammy” Sanders, ’23;
the late Maj. Gen. James Earl
Rudder, ’32; and Arthur Douglas
“Art” Adamson, ’39, brings the
total of inductees to the Hall to
All will be present at the cere
monies except for Maj. Gen.
Rudder, who died March 23 while
serving as president of A&M. His
widow, Mrs. Margaret Rudder,
will receive his plaque for him.
Rollins earned All-Conference
honors on the 1915 and ’16 Aggie
football teams and later coached
at Wesley College and East Texas
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State University where he headed
two Lone Star Conference cham
He later returned to A&M as
an assistant football coach, head
track coach, athletic business
manager and dean of men.
Dr. Sanders was a two sport
standout. He set the SWC mark
in the 440 yard dash in 1921 and
captained the Aggies 1922 SWC
champion track team. He was an
All-Conference running back on
the 1922 football squad.
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Tennessee and is nationally re
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of otolaryngology, ophthalmology
Gen. Rudder was the number
one center on the Matty Bell
coached teams of 1930 and ’31.
His greatest achievements, how
ever, were not on the athletic
field. He served with great gal
lantry during World War II and
later served as State Land Com
missioner before lifting A&M to
its greatest heights as its presi
dent during the ’60’s.
Adamson was the swimming
coach at A&M for 35 years, from
1934 to 1969. His teams won
several SWC championships and
five of his swimmers were All-
Americans after they won NCAA
championships in their events.
His water polo teams compiled an
unbelievable record of 95-2 and
won national championships in
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plays later he hit Hughes for 23
yards. Two more plays later, an
other fumble once again kept the
Fish from scoring.
Seven plays later, a similar
Owlet drive was stopped by
Mark Benbow’s second fumble
recovery. Rigsby to Hughes for
28 yards started the Fish offense
again, but they bogged down and
the ball went over on downs. The
Owlets copied the Fish by giving
up the ball on a punt, with A&M
getting it on their own 27.
On the next play, Rigsby was
hit hard by Clyde Adcock when
he went back to pass, and Steve
Pruitt recovered at the 21 for
Rice. The Fish defense got tough
and held at the 24, but Pringle
made his sixth point of the night
by kicking a 42.yard field goal,
upping the score to 24-0.
Following the kickoff and a
Fish punt, the Owlets showed
signs of driving for another
score, but defensive end Marshall
Jackson had other ideas. On a
reverse, Joe Phy was met by the
190 pounder for a fumble, which
Jackson himself recovered at the
Rice 33 for a loss of 12.
The two teams again exchanged
punts as the quarter ended. With
the ball at the Aggie 17, Rigsby
ran for 8, 2, and 14 yards and
two first downs. On third and
12 at the A&M 40, the Owlets
were offsides, and Rigsby hit
Hughes for 12 and another first.
They could move no farther, and
Rice took over at their own 42.
Mark Green then intercepted a
Chris Walsh aerial and returned
it 22 yards. A clipping penalty
moved the ball back to the Owlet
46, the second Green interception
that was hampered by a penalty.
The fired up Fish moved to
their only score behind the run
ning of Herring, who carried for
11, 4, and 10 before carrying five
yards for his third touchdown <^f
the season. On the conversion
Rigsby hit Gary Smith, who was
all by himself in the end zone,
and the Fish trailed 24-8.
Another onsides kickoff by the
Fish followed the drive, but Rice
retained possession at either 43,
and four plays later they scored.
The key play was on a pass
which Mark Benbow and Hobby
Stevens both went for. The ball
bounced out of Benbow’s hands
into Stevens’, who went 47 yards
to the four. George Smith scored
on the next play, and Pringle
made it 31-8 with his seventh
point of the night.
Passes Had Intercepted
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