The Miami News from Miami, Florida on January 2, 1971 · 34
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The Miami News from Miami, Florida · 34

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Saturday, January 2, 1971
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u i : . . . ' . . ' . - , " ' . . : , . . ' t . i . . ' 1 U- : -( . -: .. , -j '. ' 1 . ' :i' y ', ' , ;.';''','.. .'" ""sssswsss iilwiiWw' BBBia -1B -i(Bg--i ft l IV - Ht, fi7v(ui ' lf'; C$ $ If 1 uUr l t;l,v ') A vjV ''"ir-: f , rs t . j .5, ' : . , - . , . .:-r , - u- MUml Newi Photos by JAY SPENCER BAD NIGHT F()R LSU: QUARTEItfXCKS: Ncfeaskg tairry Jacbbsbn (7a) roars in ;pn Buddy Lee; (18) forcing; incdnipletipii . - v , it y fct c, . ... . ... u , ...tA :W:y 1 3 f V ense We V."- r v 1st , , - t . ' , . . - .. . t . 1 - ' . . i Ed Periard leads charge for 2nd of 8 sacks of LSU qiiarterbackg;. w XI. , 1 i v. .ill . i; i I i k ill 4 . ' w : 1 i. -V.ilVv - -.' , . - :V- 'TJ". " . f- ' ' ... r-- ,u,.,L.u. -i,,.,,, rrrr'--.-- - J.r f. ' ' By ELLIOTT HARRIS Bert jones tried to pass tp plater. You can't give tnem t ( ' Mumi Ntw iwrt ; ; Andy Hamilton but Terrio in-,: ' '.chanpe.f he-said.' 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 .defensive, 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 ;was to' stop ' it.; j ' .Vhat were big, slow de Jund of peeved tti" -' t r:t ,t t Hamilton's : nine . receptions. I fenders in successive losses .Apparently" the defense IS tied an Orange .Bowl record ; to Alabama ,in 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 sA.. night Either that or South-. ' SU' ouarterbacks for 84 1 Ray Perkins caught' nine as eastern Conference teams ars yards in losses. "I'm kind of oeorasKaao. ' ' . 7 ."' "glad the defense did the job."' '1 M.tgo-l , said defensive end John Ad- ross, the 'held to 'get it,"' 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 .... foot-9.. 201 , pounds.' .Three j 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 "P the field I .;ferbck for 30 yards in loss-1 We carried the offense this . te , himi.Mt's M , ihan-to- es; It; doesn't matter howV i time.." ;.'i,j'f - ' man, half zone."1 .w-t Jtng you fare,"; said . Periard,'.! ' - Of LSuV tevea first-half I ' v Most of the night Blahak l 'as long as you get them on K .. .i.-i. i uraa nn Hamilton sooner; or. tnaeround. ,v . ; i -t ' ' mnnwDmi vniv inn naiuru , - ' ? 1 ":i wds and one of those ended V 1 with defensive tackle Dave V Walline'S rMovering a fum- j ' - bit which act up Nebraska's ' s 2 first points on Paul Rogers' i . - 2-yui field goal Another v': fumble forced by Jacobson 1 and recovered , by defensive i-i end Willie Harper set up Ne braska's. first U touchdown which came 34 seconds after, the field goal . . V , ",'"lf 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 for losses totalling 28 more. NoilVcrittot '.J''-.I ContlnuediromPage,lB'':V.,:;' 1J X . iiudresses Tigers' Bert Jones for 15.yard loss in first quarter . : 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. ,"We didn't be-. long 6n the same field," said Devaney., i ' . J" ; : "When Alabama beat me that second time," he $ald,it almost put me out of business. I wont out and looked for small, quick kids like Bryant had and got small, slow ones instead." :v,rJ;.. . v ;,:.'... ,. t ' ' - A pair of back-to;back 6-4 seasons followed, but the man "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 1966,1' 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 half.. ; "; - , taste very good." If any of that sour-wins taste was still in '. " "n the second half Nebras- Devaney's mouth, ther was more champagne last night to ... .w-Cot.4o.'.th.' quarterback . wash It awa' ,..;.;.:....'..:.'.?..'.;..' ,..,; . . . ."ify!??.- both in the final : If Nebraska wins the national .championship from Notre quarter., The first time LSU ' Dame, it will be a iair turnabout. When Notre Dame decided ..had the ball the second half, ,W Jump Into the, bowl shuffle In 1969, it rattled the align. t 72 y.rls before it set- ments so" .much that. Nebraska,, 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 .Zl ? 11 .faiJ t ai" when Notre Dame WRS ""defeated and considered the favorite . .ards. That, wis its kstpos-', to finish the regular season r. I.-.-i... , ...... !t.,!?.nThCnTmi0B,adehis '' I" the biggest game of his lifeV Devaney wasn't Eon. to mterception. . , , . ; play tt cautjous. He's 5S years old. but uninhibited. Nebraska wiiL.;,? Ll ' "me ou : throwing'.' '-Wf scouted Ourselves, charting our "i?Jfter Har ' f,,ms' nd we found 0ut that or first down we had been run-1 m Neb"sk the - ning four out of five times," said Devaney "We fieured I sii !fuJd nm Sports M critical of Devaney's hab!uherv k Ti " f hirt t0 .Ust ni8ht After thrown into the shower with bis " go back In," ht said. A third- .'clothes oii Devaney left in a dry grey sweat shirt and som! ' down fwbk , quarterback ' ' borrowed trousers which wereibouj two S Z smaU : leuV', ,tiV' LSU the "They were ! right When they said I was iTbTd dreSl" ' n back witii J2 teconds laughed Devaney.. "But I didn't wsnt to admit it Ix-cause'l HfT " : i . ' da't soundpd too good." He who Uuehs lask . . ... , ... , ' ;-. ...

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