Big Eight Roundup : TCU Stops Two-Point Try and Beats Kansas State

From Times Wire Services

Tony Jeffrey scored two touchdowns, and Garland Littles broke up a two-point conversion in the closing seconds to help preserve Texas Christian’s 24-22 victory over Kansas State Saturday at Manhattan, Kan.

TCU quarterback Scott Ankrom fumbled on his 15 with 2:15 left in the game, and Kansas State recovered. Tony Jordan scored from one yard out with 49 seconds remaining to bring the Wildcats within 24-22. Littles then batted away reserve quarterback John Welch’s two-point pass attempt.

Kansas State (0-3) got a final chance when it recovered an onside kick. But three sacks and an incompletion sealed the victory for TCU (2-0).

Horned Frog Coach Jim Wacker suspended six players Friday, including star running back Kenneth Davis and four defensive starters, for allegedly receiving payments from an alumnus. Davis’ replacement, freshman Bobby Davis, gained 47 yards in 12 carries.

The game was the first for Kansas State interim Coach Lee Moon, who took over when Jim Dickey was fired last week.


Kansas 37, Indiana State 10--Mike Norseth, leading the nation in total offense, passed for 278 yards and two touchdowns to lead the Jayhawks at Lawrence, Kan.

Norseth set Big Eight records in passing and total offense in a 42-16 win over Vanderbilt the previous week by passing for 480 yards and rushing for 29 more.

Against Indiana State, he completed 20 of 31 passes for 278 yards in 2 1/2 quarters. He holds a conference record by throwing 153 consecutive passes without an interception. Kansas’ David Jaynes had the record of 142.

Seven of Norseth’s passes went to Richard Estell for 187 yards and one touchdown as the Jayhawks improved to 3-0.

The Sycamores (1-2) did not move into Kansas territory until the fourth quarter.

Jeff Johnson had three field goals, including a 53-yarder on Kansas’ first possession that tied the team record.

Iowa State 20, Vanderbilt 17--Rick Frank, a junior college transfer from Fullerton College, kicked a 34-yard field goal with three seconds left to give Iowa State a nonconference victory at Ames, Iowa.

The Cyclones (2-0) led, 17-10, midway through the fourth quarter, but Vanderbilt’s John Gromos threw a 45-yard touchdown pass to Jim Popp to tie the score with seven minutes remaining.

Vanderbilt is 1-2.