New York Post

August 21, 1974

By Gene Roswell

One Star Will Be Missing

The Stars will be without veteran wide receiver George Sauer for tonight's WFL game against Houston.

Sauer is suffering from a pulled calf muscle in his left leg and will be sidelined along with another wide receiver, rookie Bob Hermanni of Montclair State.

To replace Sauer and Hermanni on the roster, the Stars added two rookie wide receivers, Kreg Kapitan of Mankato State and Tom Spinks of Louisiana Tech. Also added was linebacker John Moss, a two-year pro who played with Hamilton, Ontario of the Canadian Football League last season.

New York, looking for its fifth consecutive victory, sends the WFL's top rushing game against Houston, which leads the league in rushing defense. The Stars' running game, led by bob Gladieux, Ed White, Andy Huff and Dave Richards, has accumulated 1,071 yards, averaging 178.5 a game.

The Texans have been particularly stingy against the run with a veteran front line of Joe Robb, Jim Kanicki, Al Dotson and Don Brumm permitting only 112 yards a game and two touchdowns all season on the ground. That quartet has a combined total of 41 years of professional experience.

Houston is quarterbacked by ex-Jet Mike Taliaferro and the Texans top runner has been longtime pro Jim Nance with 304 yards. Taliaferro was traded by the Jets in 1968 for Babe Parilli, now the Stars head coach.