Daily Observer

August 22, 1974

By Associated Press

Stars Shine

Gladieux's Running Rips Texans, 43-10

NEW YORK (AP) - Bob Gladieux ran for three touchdowns and caught a Tom Sherman pass for a fourth Wednesday night, leading the New York Stars to a 43-10 World Football League victory over the Houston Texans.

The Texans, No. 1 on rushing defense in the WFL, were unable to contain Gladieux and the rest of the Stars' No. 1 rushing offense.

Gladieux punched out 84 yards including two touchdowns of one yard and another from four yards out. Ed White added 69 yards on the ground, and Dave Richards rushed for 63 as the Stars rolled to their fifth straight victory.

Gladieux got the Stars started with 5:30 gone in the first period, diving over from the one after defensive end Gerry Philbin had stopped a Houston drive with a recovery of a Mike Richardson fumble.

The Stars made it 14-0, 3:02 into the second period when Sherman hit passes of 19 yards to Al Young, 16 yards to Kreg Kapitan and five to Gladieux for the score.

Nine minutes later, after a 24-yard Sherman-to-Young pass put the ball deep in Houston territory, Gladieux plunged over from the one again.

The Texans got on the scoreboard with 30 seconds remaining in the half when Charlie Durkee kicked a 47-yard field goal.

But the Stars put the game out of reach in the third period with Gladieux running in from four yards out and Sherman hitting Kapitan on a 26-yard touchdown pass.

The teams traded touchdowns in the final quarter, Houston scoring on Richardson's one yard run and Gary Danielson, Sherman's replacement in the final period, sneaking over from the one.