The Battalion. (College Station, Tex.) 1893-current, September 30, 1986, Image 7

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Tuesday, September 30, 1986/The Battalion/Page 7 Sports owboys clobber struggling Cardinals ial here said lit sitist would “bd me judicial proctt; U.S. prot through di[ y after DanilolFs t served as ■ negotiations ft'j adze held in Si ige called for Dr >m Moscow. TW i understanding; 1 available fori ial for a numbetj ■ tedious bargain and Shevardna: ered on which il n freedom, reaches backtol ican businessmaii charged in Mo® was freed. Then ,N. employees or read. Theywerea eived 30-year ey were exchanji jail for Alflda our other Soviei ST. LOUIS (AP) — Quarterback nny White passed for 223 yards d three touchdowns to lead the lias Cowboys to a 31-7 victory the winless St. Louis Cardinals in a National Football League game Monday night. White, who completed 16 of 29 sses while suffering two intercep- ns, now has 10 touchdown passes for the season. Blhe Cowboys improved to 3-1 Bth the victory in the nationally ■evised game. The 31 points en abled Dallas to tie the NFL record for consecutive 30-point games at Be start of the season. The 1968 fev York Giants and 1975 Buffalo Bills share the record. St. Louis fell to 0-4 under new ead Coach Gene Stallings, a for- er Cowboys assistant coach. The victory was the 256th of Dal- White's passing leads Dallas to 31-7 victory I einbarrassmen on how the Zali landled in the ents made theac: jail on the advice lartment. There with the Stale rt mem official, ivmitv, said Mi ■ been placed ms Dubinin, the Sc :l that the State l have suemiei est followed as las Coach Tom Landry’s career, ty ing him with Miami’s Don Shula for second place on the all-time NFL list. George Halas is No. 1 with 325. White, operating a Dallas offense with running back Herschel Walker subbing for the injured Tony Dor- sett, threw his touchdown passes in the First, third and fourth quarters. The Cowboys mounted a 10-0 lead at halftime before Ottis Ander son’s 10-yard scoring run put St. Louis on the board early in the third quarter. Rookie Mike Sherrard gathered in White’s arching, 39-yard pass late in the opening period for Dallas’ First touchdown and Rafael Septien Akers suspends UT running back AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Uni versity of Texas running back Ed win Simmons was suspended in definitely from the football team after his arrest on Saturday while standing nude in a resident’s back yard. In announcing the suspension Monday, UT head coach Fred Akers said it was for disciplinary reasons and declined to discuss the matter further. He said it was a private matter and that the sus pension would be lifted “when I feel he should play." Simmons, a 21-year-old senior from Hawkins, deferred all com ment to Akers. Austin police responding to two prowler calls on Saturday said they arrested Simmons when they found him without clothes on at 4:40 a.m. outside a house. A police report Filed by ofFicer Guillermo Cano said Simmons was arrested on suspicion of bur glary after a window screen was ound pulled off the house. He was released eight hours later without being charged. According to police, Simmons was found near the back door of the house, and his pants and shoes were found nearby. Sim mons was not sure what his name was or where he was, Cano’s re port said. According to Cano, Simmons told police he had been smoking marijuana earlier in the evening. Simmons, a 6-foot-4, 235- pound senior halfback from Hawkins, burst into stardom as a freshman in 1983, scoring two touchdowns and gaining over 100 yards in leading the Longhorns to victory over Oklahoma. The performance earned his First start the next week against Arkansas, but he went down with a knee injury on his second offen sive play and has battled injuries and personal problems since. Last year, he played in 10 f rames, and was the Longhorns’ eading rusher in wins over Ar kansas and Baylor. booted a 32-yard Field goal 8V2 min utes later. After Anderson’s scoring run fol lowing the second-half kickoff, the Cowboys went back to work with Gordon Banks returning the ensu ing kickoff 56 yards to St. Louis’ 42. VetePan Tony Hill was on the re ceiving end of White’s 13-yard scor ing pass four plays later. Dallas then capitalized on two sacks of Cards quarterback Neil Lomax, who suf fered four interceptions, to drive 31 yards and set up White’s eight-yard scoring pass to Walker with 11:15 re maining. Ron Fellows picked off a pass by Lomax with 2:15 remaining and ran 34 yards for the Final Dallas touch down. It was the Cowboys’ 13th victory over their NFC rival in their last 16 meetings, avenging a 21-10 defeat they suffered on the same Busch Stadium turf before a national tele vision audience last Nov. 4. St. Louis had a chance to draw first blood by stopping the first drive of the game after A1 “Bubba” Baker sacked White for a 10-yard loss. The Cardinals drove from their own 28 to the Dallas 22. But John Lee’s 42-yard field goal attempt was blocked by Michael Downs. Dallas got the ball at its own 37, and Walker, making his first NFL start, ran for 11 yards on the first play. But Dave Galloway sacked White to stall the drive and the Cow boys were forced to punt. Unable to move, St. Louis punted back and Dallas went to work at its own 42. Sherrard, the Cowboys’ No. 1 draft pick, leaped in the air to beat Lionel Washington at the St. Louis 2 and sidestepped a second defender to complete a 39-yard scoring play with 45 seconds remaining in the first period. It was the Cowboys’ first touch down this year in the opening pe riod. After only three plays in the sec ond period, Walker caught a flat pass for a 14-yard gain to the Cards’ 40 to help set up Septien’s field goal at 6:15 to make it 10-0. Oilers coach foresees chance at playoffs HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Oilers, who have lost three straight games since going unbeaten in the preseason and winning their season opener, still have a chance for the playoffs, Coach Jerry Glanville said Monday. Pittsburgh, with its two top receiv ers on the sidelines and facing the lowest ranked quarterback in the NFL, beat the Oilers 22-16 in over time Sunday for the Steelers’ first victory of the season. “On the positive side, our objec tive remains to be in the playoffs and we are only one game out right now,” Glanville said. The Oiler offense was booed once again for Glanville’s determined at tempts to get a ground game estab lished. The Oilers ran 18 times on 24 first-down chances for a 2.7-yard av erage and gained just 81 net yards rushing against the Steelers. “It’s a matter of individual break downs,” Glanville said. “It wasn’t the same player making all the mis takes.” Glanville could use punter Lee Johnson as an example of the occa sional mistake. Johnson averaged 46.7 yards on seven punts, but his line drive 34- yard punt in the overtime allowed Rick Woods to return the kick 41 yards to set up the - winning touch down. Steeler quarterback Mark Malone burned the Oilers twice with a boot leg play that gained 45 and 11 yards to set up scores. Pittsburgh blitzes netted six sacks for 37 yards in losses to Oiler quar terback Warren Moon. Chicago could make NFL ‘unbearable’ (AP) — A warning to those other NFL teams with championship am bitions: This year’s version of the Chicago Bears isn’t much different than last year’s. — , It’s not so Sports much that the Analysis Bears have fin- ished the first quarter unbeaten and have a soft schedule that makes 14-2, 15-1 or even 16-0 a distinct possibil ity. It’s that they went from 3-0 to 4- 0 in the same manner they won last year — faced with a threaf r to their dominance, they crushed the chal lenger. Sunday’s score in question was Bears 44, Bengals 7, in a game that was supposed to be Chicago’s tough est after undistinguished efforts against Cleveland, Philadelphia and Green Bay. In fact, at least half the nation’s all-knowing pundits picked the Bears to lose. Instead, the result was the same as last year when Chicago would stum ble against Tampa Bay and India napolis, then go out and beat the good teams by 44-0 (Dallas), 45-10 (Washington) or a combined 91-10 (Giants, Rams and Patriots in the playoffs). “That’s the world championship team we saw out there,” said Cincin nati Coach Sam Wyche, whose team was done in by the return of Jim Mc Mahon, who threw for three touch downs, and renewed intensity that might have been a reaction to those people who picked the Bengals. Where does that leave the rest of the NFL after the first quarter of the season? In the NFC, it leaves everyone looking up at the Bears. That includes the expected con- See Bears, page 8 Retton quits gymnastics for school NEW YORK (AP) — Mary Lou Retton, who vaulted to fame and fortune in the 1984 Olympic Games, said Monday that school will supplant gymnastics in her life now. In announcing her retirement from gymnastics, Retton, 18, said she is close to signing a contract with NBC television to be a com mentator on the sport. “My decision to retire was based on my feeling that I have achieved the goals as a gymnast that I set out for myself several years ago,” Retton said at a news conference. “My goals now are to ward college. “But I’ll always be a part of gymnastics, whether as a com mentator or coaching. “I’ve spent my whole life in the gym — 11 years of hard work. Now I have the rest of my life to do what I want.” Her agent, John Traetta, said her signing with NBC is “just a matter of time. We’re concerned because she’s so young. But we’re close. “They (NBC) would like Mary Lou to participate (as a commen tator) in all the gymnastics events they do up to ana through the ’88 Blympics” in Seoul, South Korea. In the Los Angeles Games, Retton won the gold medal for in dividual all-around competition, bronze medals in the floor exer cise and uneven parallel bars, and silvers in the vault and team com petition. She was named The As sociated Press’ Female Athlete of the Year and Sports Illustrated’s Sportsman of the Year along with hurdler Edwin Moses in 1984. She has competed only once since the 1984 Games, in the America Cup in Indianapolis in March 1985 where she won her third straight title. “Gymnastics is such a discipline .. . that I haven’t been in a formal class situation since the 10th grade,” Retton said. “I had to take correspondence classes to graduate.” Retton is a freshman at the University of Texas, majoring in communications. )rthgate H 'W'--' HAIRCUT & BLOWDRY i50 includes: REG $22" shampoo & conditioner Mon thru Weds. No Appt. necessary exp 9-30-86 A CUT ABOVE ^ 4004 Stillmeadow fetlp 2 red lights north of Hilton Hotel, Behind Circle K 846-1599 A Cur A»otk Hewlett-Packard... 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