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i i 1 U- -( -j 1 iilwiiWw' BBBia -1B -i(Bg--i ft IV Ht, fi7v(ui lf'; If 1 uUr ') A vjV rs .5, u- MUml Newi Photos by JAY SPENCER BAD NIGHT F()R LSU: QUARTEItfXCKS: Ncfeaskg tairry Jacbbsbn (7a) roars in Buddy Lee; (18) forcing; incdnipletipii We ense 1 J.r f. 3 it By ELLIOTT HARRIS Bert jones tried to pass tp plater. You can't give tnem Mumi Ntw iwrt Andy Hamilton but Terrio J'You, hive. "We were psyched jaid" tercepted, 'ost of th'e'wghtv. v'to be jvhere the.ball is." Ek-'V University of Nebraska de-' Hamilton! was going to the cept for LsUs3lryard touch- fensive tackle Larry Jacob-v side." said back down? pass from' Lee Ho Al son.

"All the time everybody' Joe Blanik. "Aftetrthree orl 'Gpffeei Nebraska's pass de- had been telling about the four 'times you knew what 'fense was almost as good as great Nebraska' offense and they were going to db," The" Its 'rushing defense. the great LSU defense. It problem to' stop were big, slow de Jund of peeved tti" Hamilton's nine receptions. I fenders in successive losses the defense IS tied an Orange record to Alabama the 1985 Cot- vented tts frustration against et against Nebraska.

In ton Bowl and the '6 Orange LSU with sufficient success the Cornhuskers' last Orange-. bit quicker Ust Eithttimei Nebraska dropped -Bowt appearance 'Alabama night Either that or South-. SU' ouarterbacks for 84 1 Ray Perkins caught' nine as eastern Conference teams ars fct 1st yards in losses. "I'm kind of oeorasKaao. 7 "glad the defense did the '1 M.tgo-l said defensive end John Ad- ross, the 'held to 'get Middle guard Ed Periard Is kins, "Everybody's been say- Terrio said of the intercept not werpowenng.

He is: 5-J mg how the offense (which tion- "1 keyed on the split 201 had averaged 37.2. points per i-, end back in front of me. If he times he dropped the quai1- game) had, been carrying us. 8 tra'8ht the field I for 30 yards in loss-1 We carried the offense this te himi.Mt's ihan-to- es; It; doesn't matter howV i man, half Jtng you said Of LSuV tevea first-half I Most of the night Blahak 'as long as you get them on 1 i uraa nn Hamilton sooner; or. tnaeround.

i -t mnnwDmi vniv inn naiuru 1 wds and one of those ended 1 i Ed Periard leads charge for 2nd of 8 sacks of LSU with defensive tackle Dave Walline'S rMovering a fum- bit which act up Nebraska's 2 first points on Paul Rogers' i 2-yui field goal Another v': NoilVcrittot XI. fumble forced by Jacobson 1 and recovered by defensive i-i end Willie Harper set up Ne braska's. first touchdown which came 34 seconds after, the field goal we bad a second half like we did a first, it would Rave been all right," said Jacobson who once dropped the quarterback for a four-yard loss and twice' collaborated afterward to get away from the alumni." Devaney was kidding, or at least half-kidding. t- The following season, Nebraska got 'a rematch with Ala- bama In the Sugar Bowl and was beaten, 34-7. didn't be-.

long 6n the same field," said i "When Alabama beat me that second time," he almost put me out of business. I wont out and looked for small, quick kids like Bryant had and got small, slow ones instead." A pair of 6-4 seasons followed, but the man 1 i v. for losses totalling 28 more. "We chanced to somethin who coached high school football for 14 years Waitina for a different," he said. "I moved college job had patience enough to build Nebraska back into a from in front of the guard national championship contender.

out to -tackle The change Nebraska's players, of course, didn't associate with that affected the defense's sue- high-scoring loss to Alabama which the team took in the 1968 cass, but Nebraska managed Orange Bowl. Jerry Tagge, the winning Nebraska pitcher last to hold onto a 17-t2 victory, night, was In high school at the time in Green Bay, Wise. as Harper stole the ball from-' "I followed the pros, not the colleges," said Tagge. "In kSU-Buarterbaclt Buddy ee 'didnH even know there WAS a Nebraska." But Devaney re-enA linebacker Bob Terrio in- membered. Thaf year, soniebody sent us a case of cham-' tereepted a pass in the final ane after the game.

he said.We. drank It, but It didn't minute and a taste very good." If any of that sour-wins taste was still in the second half Nebras- Devaney's mouth, ther was more champagne last night to quarterback wash It awa' both in the final If Nebraska wins the national from Notre The first time LSU Dame, it will be a iair turnabout. When Notre Dame decided the ball the second half, Jump Into the, bowl shuffle In 1969, it rattled the align. 72 y.rls before it set- ments so" that. with an g-2 record was t' w.

HS second field goal knocked all the way down to the Sun Bowl, Nebraska cou'd or the game. Of LSU's seven have gone to the Cotton Bowl this year, but picked the Or- possessions the second hah, ahge hoping to oppose: Notre Dame here. That was at the time 11 ai" when Notre Dame WRS and considered the favorite That, wis its kstpos-', to finish the regular season r. the biggest game of his lifeV Devaney wasn't Eon. to mterception.

play tt cautjous. He's 5S years old. but uninhibited. Nebraska Ll "me ou '-Wf scouted Ourselves, charting our Har nd we found 0ut that or first down we had been run-1 the ning four out of five times," said Devaney "We fieured I sii nm Sports critical of Devaney's Ti hirt t0 ni8ht After thrown into the shower with bis go back In," ht said. A third- oii Devaney left in a dry grey sweat shirt and som! down fwbk quarterback borrowed trousers which wereibouj two smaU leuV', LSU the "They were right When they said I was iTbTd dreSl" back witii J2 teconds laughed "But I didn't wsnt to admit it Ix-cause'l HfT i da't soundpd too good." He who Uuehs lask i I i ill 4 1 i.

f- r-- 1J iiudresses Tigers' Bert Jones for 15.yard loss in first quarter.

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