The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, January 04, 1978, Image 5

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THE BATTALION WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 4, 1978 Page 5 Paul Arnett Offense grand...defense bland It was early September. Students were meandering but noughout the campus adjusting to 1 tlie(| newness of the fall semester, 'd bytofessors talked idly among them- alfs jives reflecting upon their summer biglMths, and the men who repre- >nted the Texas Aggie football were practicing on the artifi- urf of Kyle Field. B was a time of high hopes for ' 'Bards Bunch. ■Texas Tech and Texas A&M are se v|a the two best teams in the confer ence,” summarized the sports writers of Texas. “Houston may challenge them if they find someone to replace Wilson Whitley. “The Red Raiders have a great quarterback in Rodney Allison and their defensive secondary is out standing. On the other hand the Texas Aggies have a great offense, and knowing the past glories of Melvin Robertson, they should have a strong defense as the season prog resses.” It is now early January. All the bowl games are history. The Texas Longhorns, winners of the SWC, were slaughtered by Notre Dame 38-10 in the Cotton Bowl. The Arkansas Razorbacks, second in the SWC, surprised Oklahoma 31-6 in the Orange Bowl. Oh, yes. Texas A&M and Texas Tech, who finished third and fourth in the SWC chase, wished they hadn’t made the trip to their respec tive bowl games. So much for the high hopes of September. The Aggies were beaten badly by USC 47-28 in the Astro- Bluebonnent Bowl. The offense, minus the five turnovers, had an outstanding game gaining over 500 yards. “I thought we played an outstand ing offensive football game,” coach Emory Bellard said. “If it hadn’t been for the turnovers, I felt like we would have put four more touchdowns on the board. It turned out we needed them.” It also turned out that the defen sive expectations of early Sep tember never materialized. Coach Robertson failed to field 11 men who could hold the opposition. This was never more evident than last Saturday night. IT'S GETTING- A LITTLE THREADBARE/ «#1X£ Va/E scored first AND SECOND/ YEAH, AMP TREY SCORED THIRD AND FOURTH AND FIFTH AND SIXTH AND . . . tisive s ha &M act ii e and -bon' lost; \&N n. th 21 ■6 nel Vlarl i tin nor ite ii S-W.C. BASKETBALL RACE STARTS JAN. 9... NEXT HOME GAME JAN. 12. AGAINST COUGAR HIGH * d P 1978 Top 10 r 18L v United Press International :1 52 EW YORK — The United Press end ernational Board of Coaches col- ir 2 ge basketball ratings with won bords through games of Sunday, U l) f an. 1, and number of first place iirfo'Otcs in parentheses: thisVn Points lad, 1. Kentucky (32) 8-0 347 I North Carolina 10-1 262 P Arkansas (2) 9-0 230 te 7rl 201 . 179 ame 7’-2 166 it. (1 8-0 130 10-1 71 >■ e 7-2 61 3-1 60 iuar-| ers ■ cor- evin :how w-a- For Battalion Classified Call 845-2611 LAKEVIEW CLUB 3 Miles N. on Tabor Road Saturday Night: Tony Douglas & The Shrimpers From 9-1 p.m. STAMPEDEDANCE Every Thursday Night Ladies $1.00 Men $2.00 Ail Brands, Cold Beer 45 Cents . 8-12 DANt My doctor pronounced me cured of cancer. My boss didn’t. My boss didn’t understand that cancer can be cured, that I was healthy again. So I was let go. A lot of people are like my boss. They think that everyone dies of cancer. Ithought so, too. Until the Ameri can Cancer Society helped me return to a normal life. • They have service and rehabilitation programs, like Reach to Recovery, the Os tomy Rehabilitation program, and voice therapy clinics. The American Cancer Society also people who realizes that many have never had cancer needrehabilitationtoo. Because their igno rance of cancer makes them act the way my boss did. That’s why the ACS has local Units that help Americans under stand exactly what cancer means. Tbday, more and more people know that cancer is highly curable. Ignorance about cancer is curable, too. Just ask the American Cancer Society. American Cancer Society A&M yielded more than 600 yards to the Trojans. USC, who hasn’t had a strong rushing attack this season, had two men rush for more than 100 yards. It was the eighth time this season A&M has al lowed a back to reach that pennacle. “The defensive problem was the same all year,” Bellard said. “We just couldn’t come up with the big play. USC has a great offensive team. We just couldn’t defense them.” Trojan coach John Robinson agreed with coach Bellard. “I’m not sure there’s any offense harder to handle than ours when we are functioning right,” Robinson said. “We came surging back just like we did against UCLA. Rob Her- tel played tremendously.” Hertel made shambles of the A&M secondary. He completed 11 out of 15 passes for 248 yards and jfour touchdowns. He was never I sacked. “I would say that this was my best performance,” Hertel said. “But I •have to give credit to our line. I can CASUAL FASHIONS for GUYS & GALS TOP DRAWER Culpepper Plaza remember feeling pressure only once in the entire game.” That has been another problem A&M has had all year. Only when they gambled did the Aggies put pressure on the quarterback this season. “Texas A&M has been suspect on the pass all year,” Hertel said. “They stunt and gamble a lot, so either they make the big play or give up the big play.” Unfortunately the Aggies did the latter more than the former. But bleak should not be the only color painted on the A&M canvas. Mike Mosley had a strong game and George Woodard ran like the Woo of old. Add to that a strong offensive line, and next season becomes less bleak. In three months it will be early April and the beginning of spring training. 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MONDAY EVENING SPECIAL Salisbury Steak with Mushroom Gravy Whipped Potatoes Your Choice of One Vegetable Roll or Corn Bread and Butter Coffee or Tea TUESDAY EVENING SPECIAL Mexican Fiesta Dinner Two Cheese and Onion Enchiladas w/chili Mexican Rice Patio Style Pinto Beans Tostadas Coffee or Tea One Corn Bread and Butter WEDNESDAY EVENING SPECIAL Chicken Fried Beef Steak w/cream Gravy Whipped Potatoes and Choice of one other Vegetable Roll or Corn Bread and Butter Coffee or Tea THURSDAY EVENING SPECIAL Italian Candle Light Spaghetti Dinner „ IKj )?) SERVED WITH SPICED MEAT BALLS AND SAUCE (ZIBi—) - Parmesan Cheese - Tossed Green Salad Choice of Salad Dressing - Hot Garlic Bread Tea or Coffee FRIDAY EVENING SPECIAL BREADED FISH FILET w/TARTAR SAUCE Cole Slaw Hush Puppies Choice of one vegetable Roll or Corn Bread & Butter Tea or Coffee SATURDAY NOON and EVENING SPECIAL “Yankee Pot Roast Texas Style’’ Tossed Salad Choice of one vegetable Roll or Corn Bread & Butter Tea or Coffee SUNDAY SPECIAL NOON and EVENING ROAST TURKEY DINNER Served with Cranberry Sauce Cornbread Dressing Roll or Corn Bread - Butter - Coffee or Tea Giblet Gravy And your choice of any One vegetable