Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 25, 1995 · 24
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 24

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Saturday, November 25, 1995
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8C Lincoln Journal Star - Saturday. November 25. 1995 HUSKERS , y Page design: Karl Voget li 'TV i r-i j ad ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' ' " , TED KIRKUncom Journal Star A NU linebacker Jamel Williams (28) high steps in the end zone and Husker cheerleaders and fans celebrate Williams' interception and TD return of a first-quarter pass from OU quarterback Eric Moore (left). Williams makes ; up for show BY STEVE SIPPLE Lincoln Journal Star two plays by the Nebraska defense Friday's victory apparently that led directly to touchdowns in its locked up a berth in the Jan. 2 Fies-37-0 victory. In the third quarter. . ta Bowl at Tempe, Ariz., where Ne- Nebraska football coach Tom Os- with the Huskers leading only 13-0. braska would play for a second borne said he didn't know whether to free safety Tony Veland scooped up straight mythical national champi- hug or strangle Jamel Williams James Allen's fumble and returned onship. In the Fiesta Bowl, the op- it 57 varrk fnr a tniirhrinwn cnvincr ponent is expected to be the winner Williams, a junrorstrongside line- ' kers breathine room of today' Florida-Florida State. Dacser. intercepted uKianoma quar- - game. Both the Gators and Semi- terback Eric Moore's first-quarter Cornerback Michael Booker also noes eature stro passing at. pass and returned it 36 yards for a contributed an interception in a day tacks ?. . touchdown., giving Nebraska a 10-0 P'ays r oiacn oiuns. wnu Bring it on Williams said. Ipari FriHavat Mnmnrial Rtartiiim neid UKianoma 10 Z41 total yards. It "PpnnlP think w'ro rV'-.w 4 lim l' T "People think we're suspect rnnlH havo fvpn an Pipn Kicrator Hav MMrn:n u u..v :r i into the end zone, a no-no in the eyes other potential intercepUons: Book- said. of Osborne, not to mention the refer- er mufed a ,ow tnrow right to nim 0klahoma nurt Nebraska at ees. But Williams flamboyance Veland and strong safety Mike Mint- times through the air, finishing with wasn t excessive enough to draw a er colIided going for a ba and 190 passing yards The Sooners, penalty, although one might have weakside linebacker Terrell Farley however, managed only 51 yards on . been warranted, according to Os- dropped a pass that hit him in the the ground. borne. numbers Veland benefited from Nebras- When Williams returned to the Any time you have all of that If 5 tough run defense on his furn- sideline. he recognized right away happen, it shows the . secondary "iLl i" 3 h t skrtside. that Osborne wasn't pleased with his played pretty well," Veland said. SXTSrTSi hoWogging. -After he talked to me -its iust hke thev sav- Offense emnSk James Men rahn..t th hiah-sfnnino ho . s just UKe tney say . ut ense of the ball, and it took one bounce wanted to hue rne "wniiarns Tsaid of WU1S fames,Dul.aetense wins ctiam- 0n the turf before Veland picked it wanted to hug me. Williams said of pi0nships- Williams said. -I think ud and sorinted to the end zone. W ... 1) Osborne. pionships. this was just another stepping stone J J TED KIRKUncom Journal Star i iusi ri;ia 10 maKe sure i mnni a . . . ... . . . .. . . . r . WilUams' interception was one of to the national championship." get caught," Veland said. wrorasKa rree sareiy i ony veiana (yj cnases aown tne Dan aner teammate Jared Tomich stripped it F 6 " amu. from Oklahoma runrongback James Allen h the tWrd quarter:- ;;:yii. allaVHaailHBllaaa:,,,:. . T ' .rf? iW-fi , . ? . 14' fir x , V via - ." "" . ' t iv rr or,,. "i' i7' Vs i f.T L Y A ) 'w ; 1 -7 MlBaf' 4', - , i ' 4 lv ' , m4 1 Stfci"! f. A . . t . .. ,. t,; tANDOREMUSLmoom-JoumalSlar A Nebraska split end Reggie Baul (7) can't steal the ball away from Oil's Larry Bush (31). who broke up the pass in the end zone in the first quarter. ,,.. ' , '',.?: K.I . H5r V 555 b ..If 9; 1 T A am.l. iuli... t 11 w RIRRUncoin JoumatStW am mwuihiwhv 1 yreu reiers 13) ana corneruacK Wendell Davis (28) keep NU freshman l-back Ahman Green (30) from busting loose. " , I n 1 1 .:.),! . - ) .' 1 ' :-t J j i ' TED KIRKUncom Journal Siar NU free safety Tony Veland (9) begins his sprint to the end ; zone, with an escort of Husker defensive teammates, after f picking up James Allen's fumble. . v. . ' V 1" 6 1 just had to make sure I ' didn't get caught. There's nothing to think about just pick it up and run, It's luck but I get the six points, !,: Tony Vtland, ; Nebraska senior free safety t .1; 9 .1 r TEDKIRKUneolriJourr8tr Tony Veland tells the crowd In the North Stadium who he thinks Is the best team in the country after scoring a touchdown on a 57-yard fumble recovery return In the third quarter, giving ; NU a 19-0 lead. '. .1 1 ,.

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