Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 12, 1995 · 13
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Lincoln Journal Star Sunday. November 12. 1995 5D Page design: Julie Koch HUSKERS KU can't overcome offensive miscues .BY KEN HAMBLETON Liia Journal Star LAWRENCE, Kan. - Kansas did . just about everything it wanted to do against Nebraska but score. " The Jayhawk defense, maligned for its play against the run, limited 'Nebraska to 110 yards in the first half the lowest NU total for any ,half this year. The Kansas defense also came up with three turnovers, "ending Nebraska's string of 17 quarters without giving up the ball. , " Mark Williams was sterling as quarterback, completing 27 passes for 242 yards, and helping the Jay-hawks to 345 yards the most , against Nebraska since 1991. But top-ranked Nebraska still won 41-3. "They're not supermen," said Kansas tight end Jim Moore. "They rwere just 11 guys on the field, just like us. But these things happen." Those "things" included five turn-.overs and just one field goal for the No. 10-ranked Jayhawks. ( "We gave them 14 points and I 'personally gave them seven," said ' Isaac Byrd, who fumbled a punt that Nebraska's Jon Vedral recovered in the end zone for the first Husker 'score. : ; "There was good hang time on the kick and I took a glance at the line coming, and when I looked back pip the ball was on me," he said. ; Nebraska scored again after a Buskers' v'BY STEVE SIPPLE " Lincoln Journal Star LAWRENCE, Kan. Tommie .Frazier, hobbled by a sore right foot, . showed the qualities of a fighter Sat- , urday. ... .. , He overcame pain and kept bat-tling. And while the crowd of 50,300 :'' at Memorial Stadium might not ; have noticed, his teammates did. j ' "He was hurting, and he was hurtling bad," Nebraska backup I-back Damon Benning said of the Corn-rThusker quarterback. "He was hurt-ting so bad he couldn't even talk to' ' me." , Despite the pain, Frazier, a senior from Bradenton, Fla., completed 10 of 15 passes for 86 yards with a touchdown and an interception. He carried the ball 10 times for a game-high 99 yards and two TDs as top-ranked" Nebraska battered Kansas 41-3. --'-" ; ' I. .;,.,.' e sir. St-,';,-.,; 'J:t. ; ' ' Frazier emerged from the locker "i room afterward on crutches and ; said his foot was "real sore."" The in- jury has bothered him the last cou-; pie days, he said. i; Frazier had been slowed by a t sore calf. He said his foot has be- come sore because he has been com-pensating for his calf injury. ; : Saturday, the pain became worse as the game progressed, Frazier said. ' -i. j "Hopefully, the foot will respond to treatment, and I'll be ready to I practice (this coming week)," Fra- ziersaid. 1 Nebraska takes next Saturday off before finishing the regular season Nov. 24 at home against Oklahoma. Coach Tom Osborne said Frazier should be ready for the Sooners. Even hobbled, Frazier was a pain for Kansas. Near the end of the first '' quarter, Frazier dashed around the ; right end, zigging and zagging his J way 25 yards to the Kansas 1-yard line. He ran away from tacklers and . used his blockers perfectly. Former Nebraska quarterback Jerry Tagge noticed the 25-yard i gain. . ;.-... k i..;-.'., ...... ,W k . Jv. 1 "i . - rt i. - ii V A The Peter brothers Jason (left) and Christian (55, being held) move The Jayhawks were called for holding on the play. " fumble by KU tailback June Henley. "I think Kansas State has us better scouted because we were moving the ball pretty good today," Henley said. "I think we had the right idea, we just couldn't get in the end zone." ; Defensively, the day was just as frustrating, said linebacker Dick Holt. - -., "You know, we beat Colorado and we beat Oklahoma, and we didn't fear these guys," he said. "But in the second half they made the adjustments that we couldn't stop. They got out there and we broke down on the option and the stuff on the inside. "We didn't change much and we played hard, but we didn't get the job done," he said. Nebraska had 110 yards in the first half but finished with 375 for the game. - "(Tommie) Frazier is a great player," Holt said of the Nebraska quarterback. "He is their offense. And we held him and their offense to 14 points in the first half. That's a good feeling. We came out in the second half and expected to win. "We didn't." Holt shook his head and added, "41 to 3? We let them in the end zone three times and we had mistakes get them in the end zone a few other times. Holding them to 20 points on offense is pretty good. We'll rebound from this. "This hurts, but not as much as losing to Kansas State earlier (41-7)," he said. Frazier fights through pain i'i-'.'N 1-1 f - 11 - nil 7 inlii Tffl i id ill., ii ii - if Vii-n' riVnn iiin--Trt r t tiiiiii n i i 1 ..f- - - ' - '-J j. . GAIL FOLDALmcom Journal Star A Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier gets his elbow bandaged after suffering a turf burn Saturday against Kansas. Frazier played the game with a sore leg and was on crutches after NU's 41-3 victory. "It just shows you the type of tal- don Jackson late in the third quar- season. Frazier's performance Sat- ent he has," Tagge said. "Some of it ter. urday in front of an ABC regional is decision-making, some of it is nat- Frazier now has 5,313 total yards, television audience did nothing to ural." - ' ' " hurt his chances. He was named Ne- c a .u Tagge, who guided Nebraska to braska's olaver of the eame bv ABC Frazier scored on the following two national titles, congratulated "PyonegameDyABU play on a 1-yard sneak, giving Ne- Frazier after the game for establish- iL. Im not worried about whether braska a 14-0 lead with 1:17 left in ine the record thls 8ame hurt me or helPed me- the first quarter. He departed for To Frazier said when asked about the the locker room to have wrapping cicSfanT,S Heisman.-I'mjusthappy wewoa-added to his foot and then sat out for slsiencyanaiaieni. Osborne was pleased with Fra-one series before returning in the "He's been the main focus here zier's peformance. Before the game, second quarter. his whole career."" Tagge said. "But Osborne wasn't even sure whether Frazier entered the game need- he hasn,t let lt get to him at alL Frazier would Play more than a cou' ing 156 yards of total offense to. "I think they can just change his pie of series, break Tagge's school record of 5,283 name to 'Tommie Heisman.' " "He had that one interception," accumulated from 1969-71. Frazier Tagge, of course, referred to the Osborne said. "Otherwise, he played surpassed Tagge's mark with a Heisman Trophy, which is awarded well." , 10-yard completion to tight end Shel- to the nation's top player after each Despite the pain. ' . -7 w -r: X ' . : urn M m mm am ' k W . B jiiim mi ' m m mw mm mm mm -m m m ? ,::w m m ST ' 'AWMJ ' Sir? I ASSOCIATED PRESS A Kansas Coach Glen Mason pleads his case with referee Steve Usechek at the end of the first half Saturday at Lawrence, Kan. The officials ruled that KU had run out of time in trying to kick a field goal. ti ,' J V 1 fcnl:.jr In on Kansas quarterback Mark Williams in the third quarter Saturday. J,,,.., ,..... X I. Mrf : II1.1I.4.., wiiw!"!... .iMiwiyiiiiwwwini;BWMiiaiiww..iw'i - , TED KIRKUnooh Journal St Scoring story NU-KU How FIRST QUARTER 7-0 Jon Vedral recovered fumble in end zone 9:17 Set up when KU's Isaac Byrd fumbled punt at KU 15. Conversion: Kris Brown kick. . ! 14-0 Tommie Frazier 1 run 1:17 Drive: 30 yards in three plays. Set up by Tony Veland recovery ,: ,. of KU fumble at Jayhawk 30. Highlighted by Frazier 25 run. Conversion: Brown kick. SECOND QUARTER ; 14-3 Jeff McCord 19 field goal 11:23 ' Drive: 86 yards in 13 plays. Highlighted by Williams 14 pass to - Byrd, 9 pass to L.T. Levine, Williams 16 run. : . THIRD QUARTER . ; 21-3 Vershan Jackson 1 pass from Frazier 11:57 ! Drive: 58 yards in eight plays. Set up by Damon Benning 42 . :" kickoff return. Highlighted by Ahman Green 15 run, Frazier 16, .' . 14 passes to Clester Johnson, Frazier 5 run. Conversion: - " Brown kick. 28-3 Lawrence Phillips 6 run 4:04 Drive: 59 yards in five yards. Set up by Tyrone Williams' inter- - ception of Mark Williams pass and return to NU 41. Highlighted ' by Frazier 28 run, Phillips 8 run and aided by facemask penalty. Conversion: Brown kick. FOURTH QUARTER 35-3 Frazier S run 13:46 Drive: 60 yards in 10 plays. Highlighted by Frazier 12 pass to w .Johnson on third-and-10, Frazier 11 run, Frazier 10 pass to Sheldon Jackson. Conversion: Brown kick. 41-3 Mike Fullman 86 interception return 6:56 , ';. Conversion: kick failed. Individual statistics Nebraska Offense " , ; Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Tommie Frariar 10 99 9 9 Lawrence Phillips 10 48 4 8 . Ahman Green 10 45 4 5 . Clinton Childs 5 28 3 6 Jeff Makovicka..... 5 25 5 0 Damon Benning.. .... 4 22 5 5 Brian Schuster ,4 12 3 0 Joel Makovicka 18 8 0 Brook Bernnger 2 3 1.5 Passing No. Co. Yds pi Tommie Frazier.... 15 10 86 1 Receiving No. Yds. Clester Johnson 4 50 Brendan Holbein 1 14 Sheldon Jackson z 13 Jon Vedral 1 6 Vershan Jackson 1 1 Interception returns No. Yds. Mike Fullman 1 86 Tyrone Williams 1 1 1 Phil Ellis 1 11 Defense Tackles UT AT TT Jamel Williams 3 7 10 Michael Booker 4 5 9 Terrell Farley 3 6 9 Doug Colman 3 4 7 Tyrone Williams 4 2 6 Jason Peter..... 0 6 6 Grant Wistrom 1 5 6 MikeMinter 2 3 5 Tony Veland 3 1 4 ChadKelsay 3 14 Christian Peter 0 4 4 JaredTornich 2 13 Jon Hesse 2 0 2 EricWarfield 2 0 2 Mike Fullman .. 112 Octavioua McFarHn 1 1 2 Foreman... 112 Luther Hardin , 0 . , 1 1 Phil Ellis 0 1 1 Terwilliger 0 1 1 1 Special teams Punting UT ' AT TT No. Yds. Ave. Jesse Kosch 3 125 41.7 Kickofl returns -No. Yds. Damon Benning 2 58 Punt returns No. Yds. Mike Fullman 0 Heisman Trophy watch Darnell Autry, Northwestern Rushes Yds Avg TO Saturday , 32 110 3.4 1 Season totar . 323 1449 4 5 18 Troy Davis, Iowa State 1 Rushes Yds Avg TO Saturday 1 . 41 183 4 5 0 Season total 321 1830 5.7 15 Tommie Frazier, Nebraska , Rushes Yds Avg TO Saturday 10 99 9 9 2 Season total 87 569 6.5 14 Alt Cp Yds TO Saturday 15 10 86 1 Season total 138 80 1234 16 KU notes Kansas Coach Glen Mason said the turnovers in the first half were a key. "We had some real problems in our kicking game and I'm ndt blaming the players, that's coaching. And we gave theni a lot of points early on. They're too good a football team to spot a 14-0 lead." Kansas is being courted by the Holiday Bowl, but Mason didn't wat to talk about it "As far as bowl implications are concerned, I guejs you'd better talk to bowl representatives. All we can do is focus on Okfi-homa State and do our best to' win the football game." On coaching his seniors';' last home game: "Like I said allyealr long, I've had a blast coaching these guys. I had a blast this week in practice, and yes, I had a blast coaching them tonight." - '?5 Defensive tackle Kevin Kopff: "The defense played their heares out. We knew that this was the settlors' last home game and we figured we had nothing to lose." On Nebraska: "When you k&k at them on paper they are very bJ6. But we had to put that into perspective and play our type of game." j L.T. Levine caught nine passed, tying the most in a game by a back. KU quarterback Mark Williams' 27 completions tied the most by a KtJ quarterback in the eight years Mi-son has been head coach. This was the first game KU had not scored a touchdown since a 10-9 loss to Kansas State in 1993. scored Time left Kansas Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. L T Levine 13 47 3 6 " June Henley 7 14 2 0 ' Eric vann 8 40 5 0 - Mark Williams 3 7 2 3 Team 1 .36 -36 0 ' Passing No. Co. Yds PI Mark Williams 45 27 242 2 Ben Rut 5 3 31 1 " Receiving No. Yds. Isaac Byrd 6 71 L T. Levine 9 51 ; Ashaundai Smith 6 48 Jim Moore 3 40 -' Hosea Friday 3 , 35 : June Henley 3 28 Defense ; Tackles , UT AT TT Jason Thoren 3 9 12 Dewey Houston 3 6 9 Keith Rodgers 2 6 . 8 1 Dick Holt 2 5 7 Maurice Gaddie 2 4 6 ' Chris Jones 1 4 5 . Jamie Harris 2 2 4 Michael Allen 2 2 - 4 Brett McGraw 1 2 3 Kevin Kopp 1 2 3 Steve Bratten 0 3 3 ' Thad Warren 0 3,3 Derek FairchUd 1 1 - 2 - DanDercher 0 2 2t Chris Banks 1 0 1, Cleve Roberts 1 0 Patrick Brown 1 0 . 1 Jason Hams 1 0 " 1 . Freddie Hammonds 1 0 . '1 ? Adrian Greene. .................... 0 T '1, Donan Brew 0 1 ' t ' Ene Vann .. 0 . 1 - ,1 I Special teams Punting UT AT TT i , ' No. Yds. Ave. Simmons 4- 133 33 3 - Kickoff returns Ashaundai Smith 6 o2 ! Punt returns ' . No. Yds. ; Byd.. 1 .15 p Interception return No. Yds. , Gddie................... 1 19 Eddie George, Ohio State Rushes Yds Avg Saturday 36 314 7.7 Season total 256 1592 6.2 Karlm Abdul-Jabbar, UCLA ,. Rushes Yds Avg Saturday 1 0 0 0 Season total 270 1419 5.3 Peyton Manning, Tennessee- Did not play Season total 297 195 2417 Danny Wuerffel, Florida . . Att Cp Yds Saturday 19 24 304 Season total 217 153 2248 TD ' 2 20 . TO 0 12 TO 20 TO 5 27

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