The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 22, 1970 · 24
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2D Nov. 22, 1970 Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star Husker Efforts to 'Blow Open Game9 Stubbornly Resisted Cont. From Page ID Anderson came across from his corner position to grab it on the run. It was his second interception of the day and the third by the Cornhuskers, who established a new team and Big Eight record of 30 Interceptions for the year. The Sooners stubbornly resisted Nebraska's attempts to blow the game open, establishing early that tbey were in it all the way when they stopped Nebraska's high-scoring attack twice inside their six yard line in the first 10 minutes of play. The first time they shook the ball loose from Johnny Rodgers just after he grabbed a Jerry Tagge pass at the Oklahoma five. Steve Casteel recovered the fumble and moments later came up with the stop on Joe Orduna on a fourth and goal bid from the Oklahoma one. Inspired by their defensive success, the Sooners then started moving the football. Anderson's first interception stalled Oklahoma's first threat at the Nebraska 12. Then Mildren took the Sooners 73 yards in 12 plays, scoring himself from five yards with 10:02 left in the half. Tagge got the Cornhuskers back into the thick of things moments later when he found Johnny Rodgers crossing the middle from the Nebraska 47. Rodgers fielded the pass near the Oklahoma 40, shook off a jolt by Sooner safety Monty Johnson and scampered down the sideline to complete a 53-yard scoring play. But Joe Wylie, Rodgers' rival for Big Eight sophomore back of the year honors, broke for a 37-yard touchdown run with 6:30 left in the half, capping a seven-play march that carried 75 yards. The Cornhuskers flexed their offensive muscle to tic it at 14-14 with 1:35 left in the half as Orduna slashed three yards to cap a 15-play, 79-yard march. Rogers was given a chance for immortality in the dying seconds of the half as Van Brownson spotted the ball for a 62-yard field goal attempt. But the Big Eight's all-time kicking leader didn't get one of his booming boots and the ball fell harmlessly short as the half ended. Nebraska took advantage of Wylie's wobbly, sky-high punt which carried just one yard to the Oklahoma 45 midway in the third quarter to go ahead for the first time. Wylie may have rushed the kick while recalling what had happened to his last punt. It had been fielded by Rodgers at the Nebraska 24 and carried 66 yards to the Oklahoma 10 in one of the greatest bits of open field running ever seen by Cornhusker fans. But Rodgers' long trip was to no avail as a teammate had been called for clipping back at the Nebraska 33. The eight-play go-ahead drive was a showcase for the talents of Guy Ingles, Nebraska's all-time pass receiving leader. His third down sideline catch at the Sooner 30 gave the drive momentum. Then, on third and nine from the Oklahoma 13, Guy went high to snare a Tagge pass and nimbly touched both feet just inside the back line of the end zone. Rogers made it 21-14 with 5:54 left but the Sooners weren't finished. Mildren took turns with fullback Leon Crosswhite, Wylie and halfback Greg Pruitt in bewildering the Nebraska defense in a ground gobbling, time consuming drive from the Oklahoma 20. As the teams changed goals at the start of the fourth quarter the Sooners had a first and goal at the Nebraska eight. Anderson gave the Cornhuskers temporary encouragement when he threw Pruitt for a two-yard loss as he attempted to sweep the left side. Then Wylie swept right and pitched a 10-yard scoring strike to Willie Franklin in the corner of the end zone. Bruce Dcrr tied it at 21-31 with his kick and the Cornhuskers had 14:48 left to win it. Their first try stalled at their own 49, but they got the ball back at their 47 when the Black Shirts forced Oklahoma to punt. After moving to the Oklahoma 40 Tagge had to come up with two big third down plays to keep the drive rolling. The first was a 14-yard pitch to Jerry List which put the ball on the 26. The next two plays went nowhere and it was third and 11 at the 27 when Tagge sent Dan Schneiss out of the backfield on a pass route into the middle of the Sooner defense. A similar play in similar situations had produced touchdowns for a wide-open Schneiss against Iowa State and Kansas State. This time, however, the big fullback had lots of white shirted company. It didn't discourage Tagge, who lofted the pass high over the middle. Schneiss got his fingertips on the ball and somehow pulled it in as he banged to the AstroTurf on the Oklahoma three. It was as big a catch as the versatile co-captain has ever made. Jeff Kinney blasted for two yards and Tagge sneaked the final yard with 7:42 left. Joe Biahak's interception of a Mildren pass moments later gave Nebraska a chance to put it away, but Tagge was jolted and fumbled at the Oklahoma 20 five plays later. ' It looked like the Sooners were dead when Doug Johnson stopped Wylie on a fake punt attempt at the Oklahoma 26 with 2:17 left. But Oklahoma forced the unsuccessful field goal attempt and mounted its tense last ditch bid. Buffaloes Hood Falcons Statistics Colorado Air Fore First downs 33 20 Rushing yardage 482 40 Passing yardage 193 564 Return yardag A3 172 Passes 1-17-1 25-55-4 Punts 2-38 4-41 Fumbles lost 2 1 Yards penalized 114 35 Colo, Colorado shook off earlier disappointments to play its best football in the season Saturday in vanquishing 10th-ranked Air Force 49-19. It was the third straight triumph for the Buffaloes who put a sour ending to the regular season for the Sugar Bowl-bound cadets. Colorado's ferocious attack rocked Air Force with four touchdowns in the second quarter. The Buffaloes, who were the top rushing team in the Big Eight conference this season, scored twice on pass plays of 42 and 63 yards. Earlv in the game, Scott Hamm", Air Force defensive back, grabbed a Colorado fumble on the fly and ran 90 yards for a touchdown. After that the contest was all Colorado unit midway in the last quarter when the Cadets executed their best drive of the game going 72 yards with Bob Parker passing the last five yards to Mike Bolen for the score. All of the Buffaloes' scoring drives covered 54 yards or more except one which resulted from an Air Force fumble on tne cadets' 35. So powerfully did Colorado squelch the usually touted Air Force attack that the Falcons registered only two first downs in the first half, one resulting from a Buffalo penalty. Colorado 7 28 7 7-4? Air Fore 7 0 0 1219 AFA Hamm 90 run with fumble (Bar- ry kick) Col Nichols 42 pass from Bratten (Henry kick) .... Col Bratten 7 run (Haney kick) Col Keyworth 30 run (Haney kick) Col Arendt 15 run (Haney kick) Col Tarver S run (Haney kick) Col Brunson 43 pass from Arendt (Ha-ney kick) AFA Bolen f pass from Parker (Kick failed) Col-Kevworth 3 run (Haney kick) AFA Bream 1 run (pass failed) A 45.447. Blahak Worried Cont. From Page ID to be ahead by 40-0 at halftime." Murtaugb figured, "I knew if it was just one guy working on me out there, he must have been a heckuva player." And Murtaugh said in some ways he was glad to see Oklahoma have to go to the air on the final drive, joking, "I got tired of chasing those runners all day. It was good to be able to drop back and try to cover a pass for a change." One of the players, who was involved in trying to stop the Sooners' last ditch effort, was , sophomore Joe Blahak. "I was thinking more about . our seniors than anything else in this game because I wanted ' to give them an undefeated season in their final year." The man who ended the Sooner effort and gave the Huskers that unbeaten season by intercepting OU quarterback Jack Mildren's final pass of the game, was Jim Anderson, a junior. "There were so many people around there and the ball was popping up in the air, I knew I had to get it before one of them did," Anderson explained. When it was pointed out that he might have been able to return the interception 100 yards for a touchdown rather than running out of bounds with it, Anderson offered, "I didn't care about that. "I knew the game was over and we had won. All I wanted to do with the ball was get to the dressing room with it. I wasn't thinking about running it back, anywhere. 7 J 1 JSV SFffiJS Wt Complete' i ( A f.f.T .11 4 )lf to k' --if 4,. "s i fA f i SSSLl llSiTS MM.I ' ' liB,..l -J X l ij ft NrSchneiss jj3 With a third and 11 situation facing him, Husker quarterback Jerry Tagge (14) completed this key 24-yard pass to fullback Dan Schneiss in the fourth quarter (1). Schneiss, who is about to snare the toss on the Oklahoma 10-yard line, (2), was eventually tackled at the three to set up Nebraska's winning touchdown, a one-yard sneak by Tagge. football I Late Three-Pointer Big Eight Nebraska 28, Oklahoma 21 Missouri 28, Kansas 17 Oklahoma State 36, Iowa State 27 Florida State 33, Kansas St. Univ 7 Colorado 49, Air Force 1? East Boston College 21, Massachusetts 10 Brown 17, Columbia 12 Connecticut 20, Holy Cross 20 Cornell 6, Princeton 3 Dartmouth 28, Pennsylvania 0 Delaware 42, Bucknell 0 Harvard 14, Yale 12 Kings Point 35, Fordham 0 Lafayette 31, Lehigh 28 Penn State 35, Pittsburgh 1J Rutgers 30, Colgate 14 Syracuse 54, Miami, Fla 16 Villanova 30, West Chester 7 South Chattanooga 14, Youngstown 0 Citadel 44, Davidson Col 9 Furman Univ 38, Mississippi Col 17 Grambling Col 37, Southern Univ 24 Louisville 23, Drake Univ 14 Maryland 17, Virginia 14 Morehead State 16, East Kentucky 13 North Carolina 59, Duke 34 NW Louisiana St 22, SE Louisiana 14 South Carolina 38, Clemson 32 SW Louisiana 13, McNeese St 7 Tennessee 45, Kentucky 0 Tulane 31, No Carolina St 0 Utah State IS, Memphis State 12 Vanderbilt 36, Tampa 28 Virginia Tech 20, Virginia Military 14 West Kentucky 33, Murray State 7 William & Mary 34, Richmond 33 Midwest Arkansas State 27, Southern Illinois 3 Ashland 35, Wooster 0 Butler 35, Indiana Central 0 Cent Missouri St 16, SE Missouri 7 Cincinnati 33, Miami, Ohio 0 Hillsdale Col 39, Wayne St, Mich 0 Iowa 22, Illinois 16 Kans State, Pitt 52, West New Mex 6 Kent State 34, Xavier 6 North Texas St 41, Wichita State 24 Northern Illinois 43, Buffalo 26 Northwestern 23, Michigan State 20 Notre Dame 3, Louisiana State 0 Ohio State 20, Michigan 9 Purdue 40, Indiana 0 St Louis 7, Akron 0 Tennessee State 21, Parsons College 3 Toledo 24, Colo State Univ 14 Tulsa 30, Idaho 17 Wisconsin 39, Minnesota 14 Southwest Arizona 38, Wyoming 12 Arizona State 33, New Mexico 21 Arkansas 24, Texas Tech 10 Houston Univ 26, Wake Forest 2 Lamar Tech 24, Texas, Arlington 0 Rice 17, Texas Christian 15 South Methodist 23, Baylor 10 West Texas State 14, South Mississippi 11 West Boise State 41, Idaho College 7 California 22, Stanford 14 Calif Lutheran 27, Augustana, S.D. 17 Fremo State 27, San Jose State 19 Hayward State 72, San Francisco 0 N Mx-Hlghlands 23, East New Mex II Oreqon State 24, Oregon 9 So Dakota State 21, Weber State 21 UCLA 45, Southern Cal 20 Utah 14, Briqham Young 13 Washington 45, Washington St 25 West Washington 20, Oregon Tech 0 Boosts Irish, 3-0 Statistics tempt and had a second blocked First downs "'"l while Notre Dame Ambled ear-Rushing yardage".'!.'.'.'.'.';.' 83 78 ly in the first half on the LSU ttWvllZ? II three-yard line, pses 6-16-2 14-30-1 -rne victory was Notre Dame s Fumbles lost '.'.!'.'.'.. "o ' 2 ninth of the season against no de-Yards penalized 50 50 feats LSU wag with a 7.2 SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) - record. Second - ranked Notre Dame Notre Dame, the nation's lead-sneaked past seventh - ranked er in total offense going into Louisiana State 3-0 here Satur- Saturday's game, had almost no day on a 24-yard field goal by rushing game against the Scott Hempel with 2:54 left in aroused Tigers. LSU held the the game Irish to 29 yards on the ground The Irish, unable to move the in the first half, and held them ball against the inspired Tigers to tal of one on of- most of the afternoon, drove for ense Hes. the winning score from the LSU man trophy candidate Joe 36 vard line Theismann was harassed most The final drive was set up on " ? a punt by senior Jim Yoder that t&twbm the fitfMn ITJZ Z Orange, Cotton and Sugar Bowls irl i2irffhPgSr5 watcn the two teams battle in 5? vards Z tSree play! toen Notre Dame stadium alonS with f yihi Lu S nPn SS a sellout crowd of 59,075. Bowl gl IV, P invitations were expected for with 4:57 remaining. both teamg Both teams had other oppor- ame tunities to score in the brutal de- LSU o a o o-o fensive contest. Louisiana State Notre Dame o o o 3-a was short on one field goal at- aN5T,07G5.24 HempeK Seminoles Raid Wildcats, 33-7 Buckeyes Master Michigan Sport DnmeiinininsiMtniiinroiia By Signals I mrarnmrrntuimtimimaniinma Hal Brown First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles Lost Yards penalized Statistics Michigan Ohio State 10 37 118 25 12-26-1 7-41 2 48 18 242 87 54 112-1 6-28 1 31 Statistics First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Kan. St. Fla. St. 17 20 79 69 236 355 13 129 21-40-6 20-38-0 5-33 3-40 O 3 102 57 Pro Scores NBA Cincinnati 114, Detroit 102 Phoenix 125, Philadelphia 110 New York 102, Cleveland 94 Atlanta 130, Baltimore 103 Chicago 110, Boston 107 Portland 112, Buffalo 108 Milwaukee 127, San Francisco 102 ABA Kentucky 114, New York 92 Virginia 110, Indiana 103 Pittsburgh 114, Carolina 100 Floridlahs 147, Texas 132 Memphis 119, Utah 106 NHL Pittsburgh i, Detroit 1 New York 5, Montreal 4 Toronto 5, California J Minnesota 3, Buffalo 0 St. Louis 3, Chicago 3 Vancouver X Los Angeles 1 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) -Three Tommy Warren touchdown passes and brilliant defensive work that riddled Lynn Dickey's passing game with interceptions gave Florida State a 33-7 victory over Kansas State Saturday at Doak Campbell Stadium. A crowd of 23,408 shouting "we want a bowl!" as the game ended saw the Seminoles' senior quarterback hit Donnie Ped-erson on a 20-yard scoring TD in the first quarter, then nail Kent Gaydos and Rhett Dawson in the end zones on passes of 5 and 9 yards in the third quarter. FSU's barefoot kicker, Frank Fontes, kicked a pair of 25-yard field goals. The nine points boosted his FSU linebacker Steve Gildea season's total to 61, breaking Grant Guthrie's 1968 record of 55 points for the most kicking points scored in a season at Florida State. The Wildcats' only score came on a four-yard fourth quarter run by Terry Draper. Dickey was plagued by interceptions, including three by James Thomas and one by Robert Ashmore. Thomas grabbed one Dickey pass at the FSU 15 and another at the FSU 5 to snuff out Wildcat threats. Another Wildcat drive was killed at the five when the Seminoles Beryl Rice threw Mike Montgomery and Dickey for consecutive losses of 4 and 11 yards. Dickey's 225 yards passing boosted his career total to 6,208 1 a KSU school record. However, six of his 40 passes were inter- I cepted and that made the dif- ference between the final score and what could have been a 1 close game. I Kansas State 0 0 0 7 7 Florida State 10 0 17 433 FSU FG Fontes 25 FSU Pederson 20 pass from Warren (Fontes kick) FSU Gados 5 pass from Warren (Fon- tes kick) FSU FG Fontes 25 FSU Dawson 9 pass from Warren (Fontes kick) KSU Draper 4 run (Arreguln kick) FSU Gildea 57 Interception (kick failed) 51 Columbus, Ohio (iF) Behind Rex Kern's magical ball-handling and a miserly defense, Ohio State exploded for 10 pofnts in the fourth quarter Saturday to master Michigan 20-9 and grab the Big Ten football crown and a spot in the Rose Bowl. Tim Anderson blocked a Michigan placekick that kept the Wolverines from a 10-10 tie in the third quarter. Then Fred Schram kicked his second field goal for Ohio State and Leo Hayden scored on a four-yard run in the last period. Schram and Michigan's Dana Coin each had field goals in the first half, both set up on breaks, before Kern found Bruce Jankowski for a 26-yard touchdown pass that sent the Buckeyes into a 10-3 halftime lead. Harry Howard recovered a fumble by Michigan's Lance Scheffler on the opening kickoff at the Wolverine 25-yard line. Six plays later, Schram kicked a 28-yard field goal with less than three minutes gone before a record 87,331 Ohio Stadium fans. Michigan 0 3 6 09 Ohio Stale 3 7 0 1020 Ohio FG Schram 28 Mich FG Coin 31 Ohio Jankowski 26 pass from Kern (Schram kick) Mich Staroba 13 pass from Moorhead (kick failed) Ohio FG Schram 27 Ohio Hayden 4 run (Schram kick) A-87,331. Big Eight Standings Conf. All Games W L T W L T Nebraska 7 0 0 10 0 1 Kansas St 5 2 0 6 5 0 Oklahoma 4 2 0 6 4 0 Colorado 3 4 0 6 4 0 Missouri 3 4 0 5 6 0 " Oklahoma St 2 4 0 4 6 0 Kansas 2 5 0 5 6 0 Iowa St 1 6 0 4 6 0 Saturday's Results I Nebraska 28, Oklahoma 21 Oklahoma St. 36, Iowa St. 27 Florida St. 33, Kansas St. 7 Missouri 28, Kansas 17 Colorado 49, Air Force 19 This Week's Schedule I Oklahoma St. at Oklahoma Iowa St. at San Diego St. it None of them has scored a single touchdown or thrown a block with 67,000 people watching at Memorial Stadium this football season. They have no newspaper clippings to show for their work and you won't see any of them in the Husker Highlights film of this season. In fact, the most tangible thing they've got to show for their work is a broken nose gracing the face of their quarterback. While the Husker heroes every fan knows so well by number and name have been showing their wares each Saturday afternoon in a packed stadium, this handful of players has been contributing to the Huskers cause daily in an empty stadium. Appreciated By Coaches, Teammates But while their work goes unnoticed by the fans and the news media, it is appreciated by the Husker coaching staff and their teammates. And you might jot down the names of fullback Ralph Powell, halfbacks David Goeller, Mike Colston and Randy Butts, ends Max Linder, Frosty Anderson and Brent Longwell, center Dan Anderson, guards Joe Duffy and Joe Henderson and tackles Daryl White and Alan Austin. They go by the title of scout squad and their job each week is to run the opposition's plays so the NU defense can become familiar with the foe's maneuvers. The leader of the group is former Husker quarterback Ernie Sigler, who is sporting a busted beak as the result of doing his job of playing Oklahoma quarterback Jack Mildren the past week. Ernie suffered the busted nose Wednesday, but no one except Ernie knew about it until Friday after his role of playing Mildren was finished. 'I knew it was broken as soon as Monte Johnson hit me," Sigler explained Friday afternoon as he reclined on a table in the training room. "I didn't tell anyone because I didn't want anyone to know I was hurt. "But then today, I began feeling dizzy and it started to bleed." QB On Fourth Trip When the Huskers go to Miami for the Orange Bowl, it'll' be Ernie's fourth bowl trip as a scout squad quarterback, having been to the Orange Bowl, Sugar Bowl and Sun Bowl previously. "I just like to help the team out," Sigler says of his continued efforts in serving as an opposing quarterback for the Husker Black Shirts to work on. "I know it gets old to them week after week," says defensive line coach Monte Kiffin, "But they know what it means to the team. "They also come up with some gimmicks on their own. Such as the week before we played Kansas State, Ernie wore white shoes just like Lynn Dickey. "These guys have hustled well all season and this gives us a good picture of the other team. If they just went through the motions, we wouldn't get much out of it." Ernie Sigler has gotten a broken nose out of it and part of the Husker success this season must go to the unsung players, who do their job before empty seats Monday through Thursday. Cowboys Corral Cyclones Statistics isu osu First downs 16 19 Rushing yardage 147 334 Passing yardage 164 Js Return yaruega 2 93 Passes 11-36 4 5-15 4 Punts 4.34 6-39 Fumbles lost 2 1 Yards penalized 70 10 STLLWATER, Okla. (AP)-Junior tailback Bobby Cole, run-ning over, around and through a startled Iowa State defense, rallied Oklahoma State to a .come-from-behind 36-27 football victory Saturday in the Big Eight's "Last Place Bowl." Cole, a 6-foot, 190-pounder from Gatesville, Tex., carried 49 times for 237 yards and three touchdowns. Two of his scores came in the fourth quarter and overcame a 27-23 Iowa State Lead. Cole's performance came as a surprise to everyone, as he had totaled only 419 rushing yards on 105 carries in Oklahoma State's first nine games. But Cowboy coaches apparently spotted a weakness in the Cyclone forward wall, and Cole was able to rip off large chunks of yardage up the middle. Standouts for Iowa State were reserve quarterback Dean Carlson, who passed for three touchdowns, and split end Otto Stowe, who caught eight passes for 101 yards and one touchdown. Stowe's performance equalled the Big Eight record for receptions in a career, 127, set by Dave Jones of Kansas State in the 1960s. Iowa State 7 14 6 0-27 Oklahoma State 10 7 13-36 ISU Johnson 7 run (Shoemake kick) OSU Cole 7 run (Pruss kick) OSU-FG Pruss 24 OSU-Graham 12 run (Pruss kick) liU Lorem 31 pass from Carlson (Shoemake kick) ISU Mitchell 45 pass from Carlson (Shoemake kick) ISU Stowe 7 pass from Carlson (kick failed) OSU Eben 21 pass from Pounds (run failed) OSU-Cole 2 run (Pruss kick) OSU-Cole 9 run (kick failed) Attendance 19,500 Tigers Lifted By Gray Statistics Kansas Missouri First downs 17 23 Rushing yardage 206 269 Passing yardage 132 138 Return yardage 74 196 Passes 5-17-1 13-22-1 P"" , 5-33 5-40 Fumbles lost 1 1 Yards penalized 35 20 COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP)-Wide receiver Mel Gray bolted 07 yards on a kickoff return for a fourth-quarter touchdown that lifted Missouri to a 28-17 Big Eight Conference football victory Saturday over old and bitter rival Kansas. Gray sifted through a wave of Jayhawk defenders, broke a tackle, cut sharply to his left and used his blazing speed to outrun the last defender. The run came on the kickoff after Bob Helmbacher had put Kansas ahead with a 20-yard field goal, 17-15. Jack Bastable, a kicker who was unveiled in a big way as a Missouri runner, put the game out of Kansas' reach by ripping 27 yards for what proved an unnecessary touchdown with 3:52 remaining. Fullback James Harrison scored twice for Missouri on runs of 2 and 7 yards in the seesaw contest. Besides his touchdown, Bastable contributed a 20-yard field goal and an extra point. John Riggins, Kansas fine running back, broke Gale Say-ers' career rushing record for a Jayhawk back by collecting 129 yards to run his total to 2,706 yards. Kansas 0 7 7 S 17 Missouri 0 9 0 1928 AAo-FG Bastable 20 Mo-Harrison 2 run (kick failed) Kan Foster 64 pass from Heck (Hilnv bacher kick) Kan Nelloma 1 run (Helmbacher kick) Mo Harrison 7 run (past failed) Kan FG Helmbacher 20 Mo-Gray 97 kickoff return (Bastable kick) Mo Bastable 27 run (past failed) A-58,500.

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