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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska • 25

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2 3 LINEMAN OF WEEK Murtaugh Shows 5 6 HUSKER TOP Murtaugh By CHARLIE SMITH Kansas City, Mo. (UPD Good opposition brings out the best in Jerry Murtaugh. 'The tougher the foe, the better Murtaugh is. Against Southern California, Murtaugh made 25 tackles as Nebraska posted a 21-21 tie earlier in the season. The Huskers were challenged again last Saturday.

And, again, Murtaugh rose to the occasion. Kansas State ran only 22 times at the Nebraska defensive line. The 212-pound senior linebacker made nine tackles. For his play in Nebraska's 51-13 win over the Wildcats, Murtaugh was named Tuesday as the Big Eight's Lineman of The Week. He also won the weekly award after the Southern Cal game.

Murtaugh pointed the way for the Cornhuskers on the Husker Defense Working On Ball-Carrying Form With KS-Faubus -Morock 7 LINEMAN Honor Second fifth play of the game. He picked off a Lynn Dickey pass, the first of seven by Cornhusker defenders, and returned it 25 yards to the Kansas State 30. Sophomore Johnny Rodgers scored on the next play for a 7-0 lead. Murtaugh was at his best in Wishbone-T Big 8 KINNEY, HARPER STILL SLOWED game plan of running the ball and haven't been forced into throwing even when behind. "Even when they were down by 10 against Kansas, they didn't panic and leave their game play," Devaney pointed out.

"They're a pretty cool and they're a pretty good team right now." The Husker coach said he wasn't as encouraged about the availability of 1-back Jeff Kinney and defensive end Willie Harper Tuesday as he had been Monday when he said both should be ready to play Saturday. "I thought they would be coming along faster than they Wednesday, November 18, 1970 The Lincoln Star 25 -Montgomery N- -Adkins N-Murtaugh Awe N. Terrio SPORT SIGNALS By Hal Brown Sports Editor, The Star Husker Horse Into Position As the horses turn into the stretch in the football ratings race, Nebraska has moved into a perfect position much like a championship-caliber horse would run the Kentucky Derby. Just like a champion horse would run an important distance race. the Huskers have been running off the pace in the carly going, but now that they've turned for home, jockey Bob Devaney has maneuvered his thoroughbred up to third position to challenge the front-runners and the possibility is there for the Husker horse to overtake those front-runners before they reach the finish line.

The first thing the Huskers Oklahoma this week now that position in the race. Then No. 2 horse at the either lose or be unimpressive two foes LSU Saturday and A victory by Arkansas close Ohio St game both of them away from the wouldn't have to worry about in the nation for an opponent in What they'd be doing then their lead position to the wire. Husker fans to ponder. One Vote You can bet one of the Press poll came from Bob Hentzen, Capital-Journal, one of four Eight area.

must do is not stumble against they've moved into a good present. Notre Dame. must in defeating both of its next Southern Cal on Nov. 28. over Texas on Dec.

5 and a this week which would keep front-runners and the Huskers trying to get the No. 1 team Miami New Year's Night. would be trying to protect It's a delightful thought for For Huskers Husker votes in The Associated sports editor of the Topeka board members from the Big After Nebraska's 51-13 win over Kansas State, Hentzen's game story began, "It's the Chiefs. It's the Vikings. No it's Super Team.

"Certainly mere mortal collegians couldn't have done to Kansas State what Nebraska did Saturday afternoon before 67,894 witnesses in Memorial Stadium. Huskers each one of them must have had an on his chest hidden under a red shirt swarmed to a 51-13 victory over the Wildcats. "If Nebraska is No. 4 in the nation, K-State wouldn't want any part of Nos. 1, 2 and 3.

Writers Can't Help Vince Pomuto, who played 11 seasons at guard for the Washington Redskins expects his performance on the field to go virtually without notice by the fans. "It's not the fault of the terviewer. "You guys could put on some tackle, and the have no real perspective. press," he told a recent inwrite about the fine trap I fans would read it, but they "It looks easy to them. Something a receiver or a running back does they can appreciate, because it stands out.

But I really believe you could lose a good interior lineman and still win. Losing a quarterback, or a running back, would hurt much Hiding From Okies The wild tales of what happens on the Friday night in Dallas before the Texas-Oklahoma game every year are almost legendary and some 600 people were jailed the night before this year's game. When one downtown Dallas bar owner was asked if he to close on Friday night as he usually does before planned the Texas-Oklahoma he replied in the negative, adding, "But we're going to turn all the lights out at 7 p.m. and maybe those Okies won't find us." Here's one you might try, on your neighbor When was the last scoreless tie National Football League? Nov. 7, 1943, between the New York Giants and It was Detroit Lions.

In the 10 years of the American Football League, there were no scoreless ties. Even dogs are going to get the benefit of performing on synthetic turf. The Interstate Kennel Club dog track at Byers, is installing Tartan for its dog racing season. From the Oh No, It Can't Be Here Already Department The annual Nebraska varsity-freshman basketball game will be played Monday night at the NU Coliseum at 7:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Researching a guest column for the Big 8 Banner, Kansas Jay Simon discovered that one of KU's first basketball in 1899 was Jesse James, the infamous train robber. publicist James played for the Kansas City YMCA, which defeated opponents the Jayhawks 16-5. Here's what the KU paper said of James: young man who has lately come into prominence by connection with recent train robberies in Missouri his alleged a rough and at times ungentlemanly game. He was played cautioned and punished several times." City Fitness Council To Convene Thursday The Mayors Council on Fitness will meet at the Nebraska Club Thursday noon to hear Fritz Bull, Recreation Board Member from School District 145, speak on "School Recreation a and Physical 1 Fitness Activities." School District 145 involving the communities of Waverly, Alvo, Walton, and Prairie Home nave impiemented a recreation program and have made use of the school facilities for the past three years. 4 Intercepted Pass.

N-Periard Earns all four running backs in the play and they have one more blocker in the backfield than most teams." The Sooners run their Wishbone-T generally out of a fullhouse backfield with no back flanked out. And Devaney pointed out that all four backs have carried the ball about equally from the formation. "There's not much difference in the amount of times any of them has carried the ball," he noted, "And that includes the quarterback." Since going to the new offense the week of the Oklahoma Texas game, the Sooners have stuck to Massive Linemen Highlight Eight-Man All-State Picks A trio of linemen who stand 6-3 and average 200 pounds highlight the 1970 All-State Eight-Man football team. Two juniors and six seniors comprise the all-star aggregation, chosen by the coaches of the state whose teams play the wide open eight-man sport. The most prolific scorer of the group is Wheatland's Bill Kraus, who amassed total offensive figures which accounted for 45 touchdowns and a dozen extra points.

During the regular season he carried the ball an even 100 times for 578 yards. He tossed 86 passes with a fantastic completion percentage, hitting on 65 of them for 1,260 yards. Kraus 1 rushed for 18 touchdowns, threw for 19 more, caught three aerial TDs himself, and then capped the campaign by being responsible for five Wheatland touchdowns in a final conference playoff game. Milligan's Tim Reese piled up even greater yardage statistics while scoring 27 touchdowns and 176 points. In one game this fall Reese amassed 362 yards.

In another he rushed for 289 yards on just 15 carries, for nearly a 20-yard per carry average. In another game Reese scored 32 points. In leading Milligan to an unbeaten season, Reese rushed for 1,309 yards and had total offensive figures of 2,073 yards. Odell's Gary Jurgens certainly holds his own with the best. Every five times Jurgens touched the ball this fall he tallied a touchdown.

Coaches Also Tab NU No. 3 the early going when the game was in doubt, making four tackles in six Kansas State plays, which forced punts. has been a tremendous linebacker for three years and this was one of his finest games," coach Bob Devaney said. Time BY INJURIES Frosh Banquet Tonight The annual banquet honoring the Nebraska freshman football team will be held at 6:30 p.m. tonight at The Lincoln Country Sports Menu Wednesday Nothing scheduled.

Thursday Nothing scheduled. Friday Nothing scheduled. Nebraska Tuesday moved into third place in the United Press International football ratings. the same position they held Monday in The Associated Press rankings. The Huskers received six first place votes from the UPI Coaching Board, one more than they received Monday from the writers and broadcasters, who serve on the AP panel.

The six was the same number received by Notre Dame from the coaches with the Fighting Irish holding down second place behind front-running Texas with the Longhorns getting 20 first place ballots. Nebraska with 270 points trail Notre Dame by 20 and Texas by points. The United Press International top ranked college football teams with first place votes and won-lost-tied records in parentheses: 1. Texas (20) (8-0) 318 2. Notre Dame (6) (8-0) 290 3.

Nebraska (6) (9-0-1) 270 4. Ohio State (1) (9-0) 257 5. Michigan (2) (9-0) 243 6. Arkansas (81) 132 7. Louisiana St.

(71) 120 3. Air Force (9-1) 91 9. Tennessee (7-1) 10. Arizona St. (8-0) 11.

Stanford (8-2) 12. Mississippi (7-1) 13. Auburn (7-2) 10 14. (Tie) Dartmouth (8-0) San Diego St. (9-0) 16.

(Tie) Alabama (6-4) 17 Southern Calif. (5-3-1) 18. Toledo (10-0) By HAL BROWN Star Sports Editor Nebraska's defensive Black Shirts continued Tuesday to wrestle with the problems presented by the Wishbone-T attack as operated by Oklahoma and head coach Bob Devaney opined he'd have to wait until Saturday to find out how well they're adjusting to it. "It is giving us some problems, however," he admitted, "Because we haven't played anyone before who has used it. "Colorado's option play, which they ran quite well against us, was a little like what Oklahoma will run, but the big difference with Oklahoma is that they use By VIRGIL PARKER Prep Sports Writer Matousek Center Shelby are," he said Tuesday.

"We may have to wait until Thursday or even Friday before knowing if or how much we can use them Saturday." Kinney is suffering from a sore shoulder and Harper from a hip pointer, both injuries coming in last week's Kansas State game. Kinney Saluted Nebraska -back Jeff Kinney was saluted by his hometown with a special eight-page tabloid insert in the McCook Daily Gazette that included stories and pictures of the Husker junior. He had 24 TDs and 160 points after catching just 16 passes, seven of those for touchdowns, returning 16 punts and kickoffs, three for scores with the remaining tallies coming while carrying the ball from scrimmage just 87 times for 750 yards for an 8.6 average. Jurgens, like the other two backs, was also an outstanding defensive player. The three teams, Wheatland, Milligan and Odell all completed perfect seasons, rolling to a total of 25 victories without a defeat.

One of the juniors, end Corky Charles starred for Mead, which also finished with a perfect 9-0 mark. Several opposing coaches called Charles a "do-everything" player who could start for any team in the state, regardless of class. He liked to play in the line on defense he led the team with 105 tackles but as an end he gathered in 28 aerials for 371 yards, a 13.3 average per catch. Eight-Man All-State Selections Pos. Player School E-Corky Charles, Mead E-Jim Lovegrove, Fairmont G-Warren Mommsen, Waterloo G--Earl Bieck, Giltner C-Blake Matousek, Shelby 3-Gary Jurgens, Odell B-Tim Reese, Milligan B--Bill Kraus, Wheatland Honorable Mention Ends--Gary Bowne, Adams; Mark Bowman, Bradshaw; Dodson, Venango; Tim Cooper, Wheatland: Dennis Blevins, ton; Steve Wendt, Giltner; Alan Bauer, Culbertson; Rodger Wilsonville; Scott Brown, Republican Valley.

-Charles Keezer, Doniphan; Larry Leisinger, bull: Tom Ramm, Stuart; Joel Popken, Brady: Jack Barneston; Loren Humphrey, Giltner; Tim Allen, Benedict. Backs- Bob Smith, Shelby; Wes Cassens, Hardy: Dave Trumbull; Brad Engel, Doniphan; Bill Hidy, Trenton: Bud Stapleton; Bruce Anderson, Elgin; Brent Ballou. Wilsonville: Olson. Bartlett: Don Simons, Mead; Mark Thiesen, Cedar Steve Stewart, Republican Valley. 18 teams received votes in the balloting.

FEATURE RACES At Laurel Lady Galaxy 4.80 2 60 2 40 Apache Empress 4 20 3.10 Miss Fall River 4.00 Charles carried the ball 17 times for a 7.2 average and was on the throwing end 27 times, completing 16 of them for a 59 per cent accuracy rating. At the other flank is Fairmont's Jim Lovegrove, who snared 43 passes for 721 yards. But this rugged 6-3, 200-pounder was especially praised for his defensive play. Lovegrove accounted for 51 solo tackles and had 90 assists for the season. Twice, as a defensive end, he alertly intercepted passes, returning both for touchdowns.

The biggest of the group is Waterloo's 6-3, 215-pound Warren Mommsen at one guard. Called fast and agile for his size and a true college prospect by opposing coaches, Mommsen led a rugged Waterloo defense. Despite the wide open aspect of the eight-man game, Mommsen spearheaded a defense that held the opponents to an average of just 70.5 yards per game. The team's other junior, Giltner's Earl Bieck. is the lightest at 150 pounds, but several ballots called him an aggressive defensive player who has the innate ability to be where the ball is, reading the offensive plays extremely well.

Bieck also drew special praise for his fine offensive blocking which helped Giltner to a place in the top 10 ratings. Rounding out the all-state team is Shelby's Blake Matousek, a 5-7, 161-pound center who was called "pound for pound the best player I've seen" by several coaches. Shelby compiled a perfect 9-0 record running most of its plays through the holes Matousek would open, or by sweeping the ends with him pulling to lead the way. Funeral Services Set Thursday For Ed Greving Funeral services for Edmund H. Greving of Lincoln, a veteran conservation officer with the Game and Parks Commission, will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Thursday at the Cathedral of the Risen Christ in Lincoln. Greving, 47, died Monday following a long illness. Survivors include Greving's wife, Evelyn, three sons and one daughter. Ht. Wt.

6-3 185 6-3 200 6-3 215 5-10 150 5-7 161 5-10 165 6-0 170 6-0 170 Yr. 11 12 12 11 12 12 12 Scott StapleHoltze, TrumHolmbeck, Charles End Black, Hanna, John Bluffs; Lovegrove End Jurgens Back Odell Mommsen Reese Back Milligan Bieck Guard Giltner Kraus Back Wheatland A.

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