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Freshman quarterback to start for Tech
Raiders to face No.
defense —agai
Battalion Staff
In last week’s game against the
University of Texas, Ron Reeves,
quarterback for the Texas Tech Red
Raiders, threw an interception kill
ing Tech’s first drive of the evening.
One of the Tech coaches walked by
and said, “Those damn freshmen.
They’ll (bleep) you every time.’
The Tech coaching staff must
want to get (bleeped) again this
week. Reeves will get the starting
nod again at quarterback for the Red
Raiders when they square off against
the Texas Aggies in Saturday’s con
test, which kicks off at 1:30 p.m.
“Ron made mistakes last week
because of inexperience,” Tech
coach Rex Dockery explained. “It
was his first game to start in college
and we understand that as a
freshman he will make mistakes be
cause of inexperience. We would
have rather brought him along
slower this season but we need him
now. We’ve decided he’s our starter
and we’re going to go with him.
And nothing could make the
Lubbock native any happier. Re
eves was the hero at University of
Arizona two weeks ago, coming off
the bench to rally the Raiders to a
41-26 come from behind victory. He
got his chance to start against Texas
and the hero became the goat.
“Basically, all the offense did
wrong last week was make stupid
mistakes,” Reeves said. “We fum
bled the ball and I threw some in
terceptions when I was off balance
and shouldn’t have been throwing
the ball.
“I was able to make my reads
right (in the Texas defensive secon
dary). They didn’t do anything we
didn’t expect. We just hurt our
The Raiders will be hurting again
this week if they can’t hang on to the
football and plug the holes in their
porous defense, two of the mam rea
sons for their losing 24-7 to the
“Part of the mistakes we made last
week against Texas was because
their defense is so quick, Coach
Dockery said. “Our interior defen
sive line got whipped pretty bad.
And A&M is comparable in quick
ness to Texas. All we can do going
into this game is stiffen up. And just
try to tackle Dickey.
Curtis Dickey goes into Satur
day’s game against Tech as the na
tion’s seventh leading rusher with
433 yards through three games.
Tech’s leading rusher is fullback
James Hadnot who has compiled
181 yards in his first three games.
Tech enjoyed one game, against
Arizona, in which they scored 41
points. The Raiders have been held
to nine and seven points in their
other two contests and Coach Doc-
key is worried about his attack.
“We’ve done some things well of
fensively and at times we’ve looked
like a good team,” Dockery said.
“But then we do something to turn
the ball over and we kill ourself.
“We have an above-average of
fensive line but we’re very weak at
running back. We moved one of our
tight ends (James Hadnot) to
fullback just to get some depth and
he’s worked out well for us. Don
Earl might start at tailback for us
this week in place of (freshman) Phil
Weatherall. We won’t make that
decision until Friday.
“Our receivers are the best part of
our offense right now with Godfrey
Turner and Brian Nelson. Turner is
the most improved player of the
team and his efforts sure have
helped out the team.”
Turner is leading the team in re-
ght for
ceptions with 13 tor 267 y;
20.5 yard per catch average
is averaging 89 yards per
ceiving while Nelson averoal
The Red Raiders will need
their skills if they hopetopeu_
the A&M defense. For thel-rt.p Ti
week in a row Tech goes upj l 1
the nation’s leading defend rj
led .he nation defe„« ^
week). And the Maroons have The w
terback Reeve’s attention . 2 ts
“Playing against the b«t| fiLctl
lets you get used to things, k e wi
Reeves said. “I’m getting L, the
there against the best. Buttl* Itis t p
way to get better is to play, _u ca
the best. *77 ^
“A&M has some big of k emp iifi
rush the passer. Their defend lgt o Sl
to blitz and stunt a lot. Thel Jj e '
the game will be if our offensu Take,
can pick up their blitzs and!
backs work.
“With the kind of defensiu
run they have to gamble,li
we can hope is to run the rigk
at the right time. When yak ,, pj e ]
you become strong in thatanM s s l 0 wl
you weaken yourself in auMtsfort
Those weak areas are theo ^iCnkps
hope to attack. ” the per
This will be Reeves, alooiBrhe A
most of the Tech players’, fiii|
to Kyle Field. And the taj
been warned on what to erpe
“Coach Dockery told me Ilj
to love to play the Aggies,
said. “There are only,]
players on the team who havel
down there to play, toteDya
young we are, and they saytl
really enjoy it, that it’s an
"We can usually get upforij
but just watching the Agp
film, knowing that they're a U nd, the
ered one of the top teams in b ftelexa
tion is incentive enough.”
UT-OU contest highlights weekend
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United Press International
Something’s got to give Saturday
when No. 1 Oklahoma, the nation’s
top rushing team, collides with sixth
ranked Texas, the fourth best defen
sive team against the ground game.
Sooner Coach Barry Switzer has a
multi-talented running game,
headed by Bill Sims, who has gained
420 yards on 49 carries. Thomas
Lott has logged 311 yards on 40 at
tempts, Kenny King amassed 237 on
37 tries and David Overstreet 165
on 13 carries.
This impressive ground corps to
tals 1,758 yards to lead the nation
with a 439.5-yard per game average.
Texas, in three games, has
yielded a straight 62 yards a game in
beating Rice, Wyoming and Texas
No. 3 Michigan goes after its
599th football victory when a capac
ity crowd of 104,000 is expected to
see the Wolverines play visiting
Arizona. When Michigan notches its
600th win, it will reach a lofty
plateau only attained by an Ivy
League quartet of Yale, Harvard,
Princeton and Penn.
The powerful Michigan offense
has outscored opponents, 111-14,
with quarterback Rick Leach’s four
touchdowns and running back Har
lan Huckleby’s two TDs leading the
Wolvering pack. Huckleby, with a
career total of 2,115 yards, needs
just 20 more yards to move into
sixth place on the school’s all-time
rushing list.
Rounding out Saturday’s schedule
for UPI’s top 10 ranked teams are
No. 4 Penn State against Kentucky,
fifth ranked Arkansas playing Texas
Christian, No. 7 Texas A&M meet
ing Texas Tech, eighth rated
Alabama going crosscountry to play
Washington, No. 9 Pittsburgh tackl
ing Boston College and 10th ranked
Nebraska playing Big Eight oppo
nent Iowa State.
California is idle.
No. 2 Southern
TCU Coach F.A. Dry is con
cerned about holding down the Ar
kansas score, mentioning that the
Razorbacks “have the best set of
running backs in the country. Ben
Cowins and Jerry Eckwood were
two of the most highly recruited
players in Arkansas history.” Cow
ins is the third leading rusher in the
Southwest Conference with 307
yards, while Eckwood has ac
counted for 212 on the ground.
Alabama has met Washington
twice, beating the Huskies, 20-19,
in the 1927 Rose Bowl and 52-0 in a
1975 encounter.
“The thing that impresses me
most about Alabama, aside from the
fact they have about 75 marvelous
athletes, is how explosive they are,’’
winces Washington coach Don
James. “They’re awesome.”
Alabama Coach Bear Bryant says
to all who would listen that he con
siders Washington the toughest
team on the Crimson Tide schedule.
“Someone told me before the sea
son the Huskies might be better
than Southern Cal,” said Bryant,
the winningest active coach in col
lege ranks with 276 victories. “If
they are, we might just as well have
stayed home.”
Pittsburgh hasn’t been too over
whelming since its 24-6 op
game victory over Tulane
Coach Jackie Sherrill believe
Panthers are due for an ei|
performance against Boston
"I think the last two wins
Temple and North Carolina
and 20-16) have helped our
dence,” says Sherrill. “Wer
ting close to breaking things
In other top games, it’* Uffh why!
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UCLA vs Stanford, Housto
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Houston by 9
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. . . .Oakland by 16
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