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SDThe Des MoinesSunday Register November 17, 1991 Nebraska 38, Iowa State 1 3 lowan always finds way to sack Gyclories By RANDY PETERSON Rkcistkk Staff Wkitkk ( Lincoln, Neb. Trev Alberts of , Cedar Falls always seems to have his "I best games against Iowa State. The Nebraska linebacker had six tackles, including three quarterback sacks, in the Cornhuskers' 38-13 victory Saturday. He has 10 sacks in first two seasons six have been against the Cyclones. "It is an extra incentive to play against Iowa State," said the former Northern University High School ' standout, who also was recruited by Iowa State and Iowa. "When it comes to Iowa State week, I just get really focused. I wish I could do this every week." Albert sacked quarterback Kevin Caldwell for a 12-yard loss in the first quarter, a 10-yard loss in the third quarter and an eight-yard loss Cyclones can't stop Nebraska ISU Continued from Page ID man Matt Rehberg said. "That's what killed us. They didn't drive it, but they scored nonetheless." For the second consecutive week, Jones led the Nebraska runners, although he was not in the starting lineup. Jones, who gained 294 yards the previous week against Kansas, ran for 121 yards and two touchdowns against the Cyclones. Brown gained 107 yards and scored one touchdown, and McCant ran for 83 yards and passed for 161. "I think we played pretty well in the first half, and overall it was a satisfactory victory," Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne said. "I think Iowa State played hard; they're a much better team than people may think. They play hard and they never seem to give up." Nebraska had 328 yards at half-, time in taking a 24-6 advantage. Iowa State had just one turnover, but it was costly. The Cyclones were threatening to cut Nebraska's 31-13 lead with about 8 minutes to play in the game, but quarterback Kevin Caldwell couldn't connect with fullback Leonard Holmes on a handoff and Pat Engelbert recovered for the Cornhuskers at the Nebraska 29-yard line. Jones ran 61 yards for a touchdown on the next play. "When you have two freshmen in there, and Lennie had been just moved to fullback, it's kind of hard trying to get everything exactly right," Caldwell said. "It's not Len-nie's fault, it's my fault. I should have just downed the ball and not taken the chance trying to stick it in there." McCant opened the scoring with a 1-yard run, then Byron Bennett made it 10-0 with a 35-yard field goal with about 4V4 minutes remaining in the first quarter. Jones scored on an 8-yard on the first play of the second quarter on the first time he carried the ball. Then McCant's scoring pass to Jon Bostick gave Nebraska a 24-0 lead midway through the period. Bostick wrestled the ball away from Iowa State defender Shawn Walker at the 5-yard line, then pranced slowly in the end zone. "He must have thought he was in the end zone when he caught the ball," Osborne said. "Otherwise, he would have had no reason to go into the end zone like he did." James McMillion returned a Nebraska punt 55 yards before he was shoved out of bounds by Abdul Muhammad on the 1-yard line to set up Iowa State's first touchdown. "I thought I was in," McMillion said. "I went for the pylon. I swear I got in, but no one else seemed to think I did, so maybe I didn't." Caldwell scored the touchdown with 26 seconds to play in the first half. A 32-yard run by Brown gave Nebraska a 31-6 lead early in the third quarter, then Iowa State closed to within 31-13 on Caldwell's second touchdown, an 1 1-yard run. Mark Dunn set up that score when he recovered a fumble by reserve quarterback Mickey Joseph at the Nebraska 29-yard line. It was Nebraska's first turnovers in 16 quarters. Iowa State reserve quarterback Marv Seiler started the drive because Caldwell was on the bench with an injured elbow. But Caldwell finished it with his third touchdown of the season. Iowa State's long shot attempt at an upset ended with the fourth-quarter fumble. "It would have been fun to score again, just to see the Nebraska fans get nervous," Walden said. Iowa State's last victory against Nebraska was in 1977. in the fourth. "At times, I think we played great both offensively and defensively," Alberts said. "But at times, I think we got a little satisfied that we were ahead. But the bottom line is that we got a 'W' and now we have two weeks to prepare for Oklahoma." A victory against the Sooners Nov. 29 means a trip to the Orange Bowl. Homecoming It wasn't such a happy reunion for Iowa State linebacker Matt Nitchie. He didn't even get to play. Nitchie, a sophomore from Lincoln, Neb., returned to the Memorial Stadium artificial turf Saturday for the first time since playing in a high school all-star game his senior season. But the sidelines was as close as he could get thanks to a pulled groin. "I warmed up before the game, but 'MMSM Ill : f if :- a v.; . 8 : v . f . 'iMWMiMMBi :h . : " pjillli-lisiiiiiii mm.M tmmmmmmmm iiip?;: iBswiMmUtf. - , , . 1 p 'y Ji r tiyAiy-":' ' ' '' v - Site wmm & mm :f v: -"V. v 4 I ! jZ7mma&m mm p -L" NN ' - -y - rh iy ' ry - . 1 ' .;- h - J. A " rt mm wimmmm? t mnx;;Tmmmik& wmmms iwMi-ti Nebraska s Derek Brown cuts past NEBRASKA 38, ISU 13 low Stat 0 6 0 7 0 Nebraska 10 14 7 7 38 FIRST QUARTER N McCant 1 run (Bennett kick), 12:43. Drive: 6 plays, 82 yards, 2:14. Key play: Mitchell 49 pass from McCant. N t G Bmrxtt 39, 4:31 . Drive: 9 plays, 70 yards, 3:51. Key play: Milner forces incomplete pass on third down. SECOND QUARTER N Jon S run (Bennett kick), 14:10. Drive: 6 plays, 72 yards. 2:32. Key play: McCant 42 run. N Borttck 59 pau from McCant (Bennett kick), 8:22. Drive: 2 plays, 80 yards, :18. Key play: Jones 25 run. IS Caldwell 1 run (kick failed), :26. Drive: 2 plays, 1 yard. :13. Key play: McMillian 55 punt return. THIRD QUARTER N Brown 32 run (Bennett kick), 10:33. Drive: 4 plays, 40 yards. 2:04. Key play: Brown 5 run. FOURTH QUARTER 18 Caldwell 11 run (Stewart kick), 12:41. Drive: 4 plays, 29 yards, 1:28. Key play: Dunn fumble recovery at Nebraska 29. N Jones 61 run (Bennett kick), 6:45. Drive: 3 plays, 76 yards, 1:16. Key play: Engelbert fumble recovery at Nebraska 24. A-76.078. STATISTICS ISU Neb. First downs 17 20 Rushing 13 13 Passing 3 6 Pnarft J I Rushes 51 45 Yards gained 221 370 Yards lost 47 17 Rushing yards 164; 353 Pawing yards 9J 172 Pws 9-11-0 7-11-0 Offensive plays 62 56 Net yards 257 525 Gain per play 4J 9J Return yards 55 14 Fumblee-lost 5J i-l Penalties-yards 535 5-39 Puntuverag 8 34 3-40 Third down efficiency 5jJJ 4-9 Sacks by-yards 2-7 6-40 Time of possession 35:27 24:33 RUSHING Iowa State No. Yds. Nebraska No. Yds. Williams 10 60 Jones 9 121 Caldwell 19 49 Brown 15 107 Knott 8 41 McCant 10 83 Patterson 5 26 Lewis 2 12 Holmes 4 11 Achola 3 11 Seller 5-13 Joseph 3 10 Baldwin 1 5 Soto 1 3 Haase 1 1 EASSJNJ Iowa State Coma. Art. Int. Yds. Caldwell 9 11 0 93 Sailer 0 0 0 0 Nebraska Comp. Art Int Yds. McCant 6 10 0 161 b5S 1 1 0 U RECEIVING Iowa State No. Yds. Nebraeka No. Yds. Schulte 3 55 Mitchell 3 83 Knott 2 14 Bostick 2 80 Hill 1 9 Dixon 1 11 Patterson 1 7 Brown 1 -2 Spencer 1 7 Williams 1 1 TACKLE LEADERS Iowa Stat U. A. Nebraska U. A. MKner 6 7 Ramaekers 6 2 Rehberg 3 4 Alberts 3 3 Redley 1 6 Williams 2 4 DouBrava 3 3 White 1 5 Armstrong 2 3 Parretla 4 1 Conf. Overall W. L. T. W. L. T. Off. Pet-Nebraska 5 0 1 8 1 1 432 194 Colorado 5 0 1 7 2 1 267 136 Oklahoma 5 1 0 8 2 Q 321 127 Kansas State 3 3 0 6 4 O 227 200 Kansas 2 4 0 5 5 0 263 215 Iowa State 1 4 1 3 6 1 143 249 Missouri 1 5 0 3 6 1 192 350 Okla. State 0 5 1 0 9 1 80 271 SATURDAY, NOV. 23 12:10 Colorado at Iowa State 1 00 Missouri at Kansas 1:30 Kansas State at Oklahoma State FRIDAY, NOV. 29 11:30 Oklahoma at Nebraska I could only run about three-quarters speed," he said. "It was really frustrating not being able to compete." Nitchie said there were many relatives in the stands. "A lot of them came down and Iowa State's Weylan Harding during the first quarter Saturday at ' . ; x . . ! y .. 'A fyvr jyyiH :y ..'v-.-d 'iv ' s Ly 5 - ;- Iowa State's James McMillion breaks a tackle Saturday before being stopped at the 1-yard line to set up the Cyclones' first touchdown. talked to me along the sidelines," he said. "It was nice to see some of my friends again." Hawkeye fan George Achola, one of the three I-backs who combined for 239 yards Saturday, graduated from a high school at Omaha, but grew up as an Iowa football fan. Achola, who rushed for 1 1 yards in limited action, lived in Iowa City until moving to Omaha in 1981. He would have attended Iowa City West High School. "I used to jump the fence at Kin-nick Stadium, then try to blend in with the crowd," said Achola, a Nebraska graduate student but a senior according to athletic eligibility. "The last Iowa game I saw before moving to Omaha was in 1981 when Iowa beat Nebraska, 10-7. 1 remember getting into the stadium just after Eddie Phillips scored Iowa's touchdown." KAREN MITCIIELIrilF. RfXilSTfiR Achola received his under graduate degree in integrated studies last year and interned last summer in the Washington, D.C., office of Rep. Peter Hoagland of Omaha. He plans on studying law at either Nebraska or Creighton next year. Achola was born in Nairobi, Kenya, and spoke Swahili before mastering the English language. His father, Paul, is a professor at the University of Zambia. Salary supporters Like any coach, Nebraska's Tom Osborne may have his share of detractors. But he has many more supporters. Nebraska backers Gail and Dan W. Cook III, of Dallas, Tex., recently established an endowment that would provide Osborne a 21 -percent salary hike, increasing his salary from $ 1 18,560 to $ 143,560 next year. It has to be approved by the Nebraska Board of Regents. Lincoln, Neb. Brown rushed for Iowa State's Troy Peterson sacks 4-yard loss. McCant passed for Midwest Skill Big-time college football coaches scour states like Florida and Texas for speedy skill-position players, certainly not states in the Midwest. But two-thirds of the three Nebraska I-backs Calvin Jones and George Achola ; attended high school in Omaha, i A former Nebraska standout Roger Craig, attended Davenport Central High School in Iowa. Iowa State quarterback Kevin Caldwell attended Millard South High School in Omaha. "I keep hearing how there are no skill players in the Midwest," Iowa State Coach Jim Walden said. "I would say (the Nebraska skill players) look pretty skilled to me. There may not be as many skill players in the Midwest, but there certainly are some." ' ASSOCIATKDI'KFXS 107 yards as Nebraska won, 38-13. . i'. KAREN MITCHEIJTlIK RKCilSTKR Nebraska's Kei'then McCant for a 161 yards and rushed for 83 more.

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