Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 10, 1995 · 26
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 26

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, September 10, 1995
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tftT''! 1 J " ' 'Mil 't 4 OQ Lincoln Journal Star HUSKERS Sunday. September 10. 1995 Page design: KartVogal Tomick Hmisker defeee; V S--" vNXv. ''v -wv-'--;. " , V t send message with bitz BY CURT MCKEEVER Lincoln Journal Star r preseason first-team All-Big Teh ited his defensive coaches for corn-Conference, came back to drive the big up with a game plan that mixed Snartans to a touchdown after Mike a pile of pass coverage schemes EAST LANSING Mich. Jared nm&tt lost the indle on a punt with a variety of pressures from the Tomich wont mind'if he has to run was recovered by MSU's Brian linemen. s, the steps in Memorial Stadium next f chp KBu a?er Michigan State Cornhuskers. for the second week as long as there's a picture of ?rced Nf1bsja to pun straight week, had to prepare for a Tony Banks at the top. That would tt iflwL team under the leadership of a first- give him a good memory of Nebras- ElfJ.1 tatercePte at year coaching staff. Michigan ; ka's 50-10 victory Saturday against inesPaiTans , State's offensive coordinator, Gary Michigan State. - That also led to a touchdown by TranquiH, had most iwently been at 1 The Cornhuskers starting ieft Phillips, and although Banks would Virginia Tech, so a ot of Nebraska s ine conuiusKers sianing ieK flnighrith career-hiPh numbers, defensive preparations were based outside linebacker drew a 15-yard "iP" WIl careeriuEn nunroers, - g offense did in penalty for roughing the Spartans' State wa u"able l? ' quarterback after an incomplete f",,ther seno challen8e for pass on their fourth play from leaa" "They came at us with so many scrimmage. But while the flag prob- -He's a good passer. The only JJglJ?? JSSrSf ably earned Tomich some extra con- thing that hurts him is he's a big ta IT "ff JS2i ditioning-usually the sentence for get," Tomich said of the 6-foot-5 flliSf!(5t-0, such transgressions it also sent Banks, who finished 21 for 35 with things, so we were well-prepared, the Michigan State signal-caller a 290 yards and an interception. "If Michigan State managed just 45 clear message. , you hit him a couple times, he really yards rushing. After the Spartans -nn film ho inntoH lit- ho vmA 8ets uPset 1 didn t want to draw a drove for a field goal on their first f m?J5tSKJ,iS.lSK P"31 but 1 wanted et seriesofthesecondhalf,Nebraska's of quarterback that once he gets hit maA j j ' three downs on their next two series. In the meantime, the NU offense maivhaH tha onH 7 An a nn ihraa 1 1 i i m a . j . 1 . mww v Maw viiu ftviiv vaa a push that sent Banks to the turf, tracfc , . tho ht th were really going Tomich recovered a fumble by tail- . : to come 08ut reaV( and they T back Marc Renaud to give Nebraska "I think the biggest thing for us mich said. "They're a real physical possession at its 32-yard line. Four was once they got some momentum team, but we just kept sticking it to plays later, Lawrence Phillips going we shut them down," Tomich them and finally took control-scored the first of his four touch- said. "Their offensive line is so big, it . downs to put the Cornhuskers ahead took a lot out of our defense to run Tomich wore a look of satisfac-10-0 with less than five minutes gone around and control the tempo. But I tion. Now if only the Nebraska man-in the game think we picked it up." - 1 ge can get him a picture of Banks to put atop Memorial Stadium to Banks, a senior who was tabbed Nebraska's Tom Osborne cred- keep that smile affixed. qucii iei uai-n mai unce lie geis nil - ma a once or twice his head tended to get a little rattled," Tomich said. "And Tomich also caused another fum-hedid." ble, and the Nebraska defense ... TED KIRKUncom Journal Star 4 Nebraska outside linebacker Jared Tomich (93) sacks Michigan State quarterback Tony Banks (12) in the first quarter Saturday. ' . . 1 : ' i RANDY HAMPTONUncoh Journal Star A Triumphantly, NU mascot Herbie Husker leads the football team onto the field before the aame j; Saturday at East Lansing, Mich. Herbie to remain indefinitely BX STEVE SIPPLE T Lincoln Journal Star r?? EAST LANSING, Mich. - Nebraska Athletic I Director Bill Byrne dislikes the controversy the Herbie Husker mascot debate has caused throughout the state. 1 ! .That is why Byrne has decided to table his " decision on whether to keep Herbie as Nebraska's ; mascot. ' I ; -."The issue of Herbie is tabled," Byrne said at " half time of Nebraska's 50-10 win against Michigan : State on Saturday. "He is and continues to be our mascot and our trademark logo. When we want to ; bring it off the table, we will." ; : -, : Byrne said the decision was his alone. He declined to comment further. ; "I'm reluctant to say more because it drags this ; whole thing out," he said. : Mark Wolff of Waverly, the man inside the Herbie Husker outfit, said Herbie is back "indefinitely" after missing the Huskers' opener at Oklahoma State. - Nebraska officials had been considering dumping 6 The issue of Herbie is tabled. Bill Byrno NU athletic director 9 Herbie in favor of a new mascot. "I had a lot of support from a lot of people," said Wolff, a junior at NU. "There was so much support statewide. People called me from ScottsblufL They called my house, and I'm not sure how they got my number. Nebraska Regent John Payne of Kearney said " Herbie received ample support Saturday morning at a gathering of Husker boosters on the MSU campus. The 600 or so boosters began chanting "Herbie, Herbie" when they spotted Byrne, Payne said. TED KIRKUncom Journal Star A Husker tight end Mark Gilman dives for extra yards after catching a second-down pass in the first quarter. ' , """ !')' lH'il 1 1 1 I mmmm-iMmm, ,m,,,,m, mmm WH "" ,tm" Mgn.w.. .jtumi nwi . .. it? t x ii l' i . - li ! ' ' C ; ft r -i'- . m - i- pj';''! '"V"' :( ' ". TED KlRKUncom Journal Star ted KiRKuncom jounui sw : A Husker runnina bank Plintnn A MSU quarterback Tony Banks (right) just gets the ball past rushing Childs gets around the corner for ; NU lineman Jeff Ogard (97) late in the third quarter. a 25-yard, second-quarter gain. - - If .. .. , r yK':, TrnaflQafiij. 1 A NU quarterback Brook Berrlnger (1 8) turns the corner after a block by fullback Jeff Makovlcka (22) while MSU's Travis Reece (41) pursues. T v i

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