Ly almost lost his starting job for the Aggies after missing a 19-yard attempt two weeks ago against Utah State. But the Thursday before the game he defeated last year's starter, Ruben Rubio, in a crucial best-of-five kick-off; Ly sent four through the uprights, Rubio only three.
Close counts in horseshoes, hand grenades and. it appears, television. By holding UCLA to a 10-10 tie in the first half, Washington earned itself at least $115,000. The Huskies' strong showing moved ABC to call athletic director Mike Lude at halftime with an offer to telecast Washington's game against Arizona State this Saturday to at least half the country. If the game goes national, the payment will be $213,000. Washington kept it close against the Bruins but lost 24-17.... Alcorn State nearly hit for the cycle in its 21-19 victory over Middle Tennessee State. The Braves scored two touchdowns, two PATs. one field goal, a safety and, under a rule instituted this year, a two-point return of a botched Blue Raiders' conversion attempt. The only mode of scoring that Alcorn failed to use was the two-point conversion.
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