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SECTION D ! Sunday Jlcciistcr CwvrtoM 1912, Dm Mofcwi Rtvbfw and Tribune Ctmpany September 12, 1982 mm "r o)?Pr J LbiA Dcs Illoinci 'it i IT !i 11 m in njnT7( ml wJ Lf L mil mi nl i i . i ! 1 i jRimington: Yep, jhe's that good! ; LINCOLN, NEB. - There was an ominous pregame feeling Saturday J that Nebraska was going to beat Iowa J by about 20 points, possibly amassing 1 240 yards up the middle with various DacKS navmg uniy 10 uppy-ioe in ine Jwake of the U.S.S. Rimington, a J Husker center of epic proportions. Dave Rimington goes 6 feet inches bv 282 Dounds. down from summer high of 304, and is big, fast, 'quick, smart, strong, dedicated and experienced. Otherwise, of course, i he s just your average player. i How strong? How dedicated? Last J summer, after having missed three days in a row refining leg muscles in ine Husxers sumptuous weight room, the senior from Omaha made up for J this horrible dereliction by enlisting a teammate to help push Dave's car j twice around the parking lot, a trip of roughly one-third mile that almost certainly tied the world economy ! record for gas mileage. i "Yeah, I did it. I wish I hadn't, i because everybody thinks I'm crazy,' J says the young man who made two ail-American teams last year, consensus and academic. "It was only a Datsun 610." Only. This may give an inkling of the force that Hawkeye nose guards Dave Browne and Howard Peterson had to face. And if you're looking for a symbol of the awesome power of the team that crushed the Hawkeyes, 42-7, look no further. Rimington is the guy. Oh, believe it, there are other good offensive - linemen on a team that Bob Devaney, the former Kusker coach turned athletic director feels could be the J best ever here, but Rimington is Big Daddy. ! EARLY ON, when the issue was still in doubt, the Huskers kept aiming j the likes of Roger Craig, Mike Rozier and Doug Wilkening at Rimington's considerable rear end. The strategy can't be questioned, or, at least, it wasn't by Hawkeye defensive coor- dinator Bill Brashier. J "He's pretty good," said Brashier. "They were really able to mush things cut in the first half. They were able to move with a lot of inside stuff, ! and he had to be responsible." J Believe it, Browne had prepared for this test against the center who last year won the Outland Trophy as ithe nation's best offensive lineman. All fall, he has kept a picture of J Rimington in his locker, just so as to work a little harder each practice day, to meet the test in this opening game for both. Browne and Peterson played their hearts out and are in no way any i more responsible for Iowa losing than Jany other Hawkeye. Rimington, and the other Huskers in the offensive line, simply were stronger and better ! than the rebuilt Hawkeye defense. I In the first half, en route to a 28-0 , J lead, Husker backs ran right up the middle 18 times. Iowa nose guards had no unassisted tackles and only three assists. Linebackers and the secondary accounted for 34 of the 53 tackles. Gotta get 'em stopped quicker than that. "I think Browne is good," said Rimington. "We doubled-teamed him ! some, it got awful hot out there and J their offense wasn't giving much help Jin the first half." Browne just shook his head, after facing this amazing center who last i year was named the "offensive player j of the year" in the Big Eight. "I hope I learned a lesson. He's I good," said Browne. J THE GOOD NEWS, of course, is that Iowa will not have to make another trip here for at least six more i years, and maybe never, although it's hard to think there isn't great interest I in this series. The Hawkeyes are booked through 1987 without a i Nebraska game anywhere to be found. I It was the kind of a game that lent itself to wry remarks. One wag I suggested that WHO radio probably wouldn't care if Castro jammed this game broadcast. Another suggested that Tom Nichol, who only gets to V WHITE ' Please turn to Page 3D j " ! jit ' Ik, DAVE RIMINOTON I Nebraska proves Ho. 3 rating, 42-7 Bu t Iowa provides some hope in 3rd-quarter play Statistics Iowa 11 37-97 93 3 10-21-1 8-51 2-1 Neb. 24 56-343 160 91 10-18-0 5-45 2-2 4-40 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 4-29 SCORING Iowa 0 0 0 7 7 Nebraska 14 14 0 14 42 Neb Wilkening 3 run (Seible kick) Neb Fryar 41 pass from Gill (Seible kick) Neb Craig 6 run (Seible kick) Neb Praeuner recovered fumble in end zone (Seible kick) Iowa Grogan 4 run (Nichol kick) Neb Brown 9 pass from Gill (Seible kick) Neb Smith 80 run (Seible kick) A-76.013, By BUCK TURNBULL Sunday Register Staff Writer LINCOLN, NEB. - Horror of horrors! Iowa's invasion of Nebraska to open the football season Saturday came close to being a rerun of what happened to the Hawkeyes here in 1980. Coach Hayden Fry used such words as "terrible" to describe his team's performance in a pitiful first half, and "washout" for the game itself, and that seemed to sum up Nebraska's 42-7 romp pretty well. It wasn't quite as bad as the 57-0 licking Iowa took here two years ago, because the young and rebuilding Hawks did not buckle in the third quarter, which gave Fry some hope and encouragement t for the remainder of the season. "I think you probably saw one of the top college teams in the nation in Nebraska out there this afternoon," said the fourth-year Hawkeye coach. They jumped on us pretty good. But I was real proud of our football team in the second half. We moved ,the ball fairly well and had Nebraska blanked for quite a while until we just wore out in the fourth quarter." Record Sellout The Cornhuskers certainly lived up to their billing as the nation's third-ranked team, treating the standard Memorial Stadium crowd of 76,013 their 119th straight sellout, a collegiate record to a flawless performance in the first half. They assumed total control of the game from the outset, moving precisely and relentlessly into a 28-0 lead at the Intermission, and the halftime statistics told a woeful but true picture of what had transpired. Iowa did not get so much as a first down until the last play of the half. The Hawks wound up with a net of only one yard. Nebraska, meanwhile, was rolling to 14 first downs and 250 yards. Husker quarterback Turner Gill, coming back from a serious leg injury that shelved him late last season, put on a magnificent display of passing and running to account for 184 of his team's 503 yards. Gill passed for two touchdowns, one a 41-yard toss to swift Irving Fryar in the first quarter and another from nine yards out to Todd Brown in the final period. Iowan Roger Craig, the former Central of Davenport all-stater, got the revenge he was seeking for Nebraska's 10-7 upset loss in Iowa City last year by scoring once and running for 57 yards in 15 carries. However, the Huskers' ball-toting standout was fast and elusive Mike Rozier, who scampered for 167 yards in 18 attempts, also scoring one time. "I was very pleased with the way we came out to start the game," said Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne. "We played awfully well for about a quarter and a half. Offensively, I Uiought we executed quite well, except for a time in the third quarter." Understatement Then Osborne added something that none of the Hawkeyes will dispute, although it was an understatement, saying: "We can have a good football team this season." Substitute great for good and you have a more accurate assessment. The first two possessions gave a clear indication of how long an afternoon it Would be for Iowa. Nebraska took the opening kickoff and rolled 80 yards to score in 13 plays, sending Doug Wilkening over from three yards out. The key advance came in the first series, after a penalty forced IOWA . Please turn to Page 3D Wrapped up in his work Iowa's Norm . Granger is wrapped in arms of Nebraska defensive player as No. 3 Huskers squashed Hawks, 42-7, Saturday in Lincoln. Nebraska avenged 10-7 season-opening loss to Iowa. Idaho S'iaiG By BOB DYER Sunday Restater Staff Wrttar Start with a coach with a Brigham Young background, throw in a quarterback from the California junior colleges, and you have the ingredients for an awesome passing attack. Just ask Drake's football team. Rifle-armed Paul Peterson came out firing Saturday, and when the last spiral bad been tossed at Drake Stadium, the transfer quarterback from San Diego City College had led defending Division I-AA national champion Idaho State to a resounding 41-21 triumph over Drake. Peterson completed 26 of 39 passes for 356 yards and two touchdowns as the Bengals scored the final 31 points McEnroe falls in U.S. Open; Lloyd vins title NEW YORK, N.Y. (AP) - Ivan Lendl extended his mastery of John McEnroe, ousting the three-time defending champion, 6-4, 6-4, 7-6, in the men's semifinals, and Chris Evert Lloyd won her sixth women's singles crown at the U.S. Open Tennis Championships Saturday. Lloyd, her path cleared when top-seeded Martina Navratilova and defending champion Tracy Austin were upset earlier in the week, needed just 64 minutes to dispose of Hana Mandlikova of Czechoslovakia, 6-3,6-1. Lendl, seeded third in America's premier tennis event, will meet Jimmy. Connors in today's men's singles final, to be nationally televised on CBS, starting at 3 p.m. (Iowa time). Connors, the No. 2 seed, gained the final with a 6-1, 3-6, 6-2, 6-3 triumph over fourth-seeded Guillermo Vilas of Argentina. McEnroe, the world's No. 1-ranked player who now has lost his last six matches against Lendl, was top-seeded in his bid for a fourth straight U.S. TENNIS Please turn to Page 12D i v riddles Oulldogs, 01-21 of the game to snap Drake's home-field winning streak at nine. Drake is now 1-1 and Idaho State 1-0. Bof fo Debut ' It was a boffo debut for the youngster who replaced graduated Mike Machurek, an all-American in 1981, and the type of performance that had many Drake fans in the crowd of 13,147. shaking their heads in dismay. "I was too well-prepared to have any doubts," Peterson said. "We have an excellent system. Someone is open on every play. You never have to force a pass." Ah yes, that system. Dave Kragthorpe, in his third year as head coach at Idaho State, spent X v-c w v, YJ y s.s nv "'s p'h ', " & - w -,! 4 A Big play, by George Iowa State's George Jessen (85) drops Tennessee's ence game Saturday night in Rnoxvllle, Tenn. Lenny Taylor in first-quarter action of non-confer- Cyclones lost heartbreaker to the Volunteers, 23-21. Register Photo last year by dominating game. Huskers posted over 500 yards in total offense while Hawks mustered 200 total yards. Iowa's only score came on short run by quarterback Tom Grogan in fourth quarter. the previous 10 seasons as an assistant at pass-happy Brigham Young. "We watched Brigham Young's opener on TV and were calling the plays," Peterson said with a laugh. "Our offense is real close to what they use." The Bulldogs were their own worst enemy, committing five turnovers, four in the decisive second half. "We self-destructed," Coach Chuck Shelton said. Quarterback Gary Yagelski, who has engineered so many victories, had a day to forget The usually steady DRAKE Please turn to Page 4D Tennessee ' rebennds for 23-21 vicfery Volunteers spoil ISU's start on long field goal Statistics ISU 20 50-265 132 12 9-21-1 4-39 4-3 2-20 Tenn. 16 38-72 194 ;o 18-31-0 6-47 0-0 1-15 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards SrflRINR Iowa State O 7 7 7 21 Tennessee 7 3 7 6 23 T K.Jones 1 pass from Cockrell (Reveiz kick) IS Davis 75 run (Giffords kick) T FG Reveiz 32 ' IS Brown 5 run (Giffords kick) T K. Jones 5 pass from Cockrell (Reveiz kick) IS Wade 14 pass from English (Giffords kick) T FG Reveiz 21 T FG Reveiz 52 A 90,201 t 'I By RON MALY ' Sunday ReeHMr Statf Wrttw i KNOXVILLE, TENN. - A guy named Fuad Reveiz stuck his big foot into the Donnie and Johnny Show here Saturday night and ruined the whole thing for Iowa State's football team, which lost its season opener to Tennessee, 23-21. ' Reveiz, a 220-pound sophomore who was born in Bogota, Colombia, kicked two field goals in the final minutes 23 seconds to give Johnny Majors' speedy Volunteers the victory in a game that easily could have gone the other way. The winning three-pointer hy Reveiz was a 52-yarder with 4 minutes 18 seconds to go. He'd booted a 21-yarder at 9:23 in the fourth period, and earlier kicked a 32-yarder. .1 The 52-yard kick was the seventh-longest in Tennessee history, but Reveiz said that meant little to him-: "My only concern was making it," he commented. "It was a beautiful snap-hold, and everything worked out perfectly." Generally, Iowa State played well enough to win amassing 265 yards on the ground (to just 72 for Tennessee) and 132 passing. The Cyclones outgained Tennessee by 131 altogether, but severely damaged their cause by losing three fumbles and having a late pass picked off. "I don't know if you can ever pinpoint what causes a fumble," said Cyclone Coach Donnie Duncan. "I see a lot of teams fumbling in the early part of the season. Remember, this was our first game and you don't have contact in practice like you do ia'a game." " The 90,201 fans made for the largest crowd ever to watch an Iowa State team play, even though it was more than 1,000 less than stadium capacity. v Duncan came into the game with IOWA STATE Please turn to Page 9D AP Photo

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