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Nov. 1979 Lincoln, Sunday Journal and Star 7Dt Redwine sure injury not from accidental hit By Randy York Staff Sport Writer COLUMBIA, Mo. Football is a game requiring the acceptance of injuries, but the shot that put Nebraska's Jarvis Redwine on the sidelines here Saturday may be a different story. Redwine doesn't have all the evidence. But the Huskers' leading rusher who was destined to be on the cover of Sports Illustrated this week is fairly convinced his injury in the game against Missouri was intentional, not accidental.
Redwine suffered a bruise behind his right knee on the extra point attempt following Nebraska's second touchdown, which gave the Huskers a 144 lead with 11:02 remaining in the second quarter. "After we scored our first touchdown, I heard a couple Missouri players say: 'Let's get him. Let's get Redwine said "I didn't pay much attention, though. Then they started saying the same thing after the second touchdown. I looked around and the next thing I knew, I was on the ground "I don't know if it was dirty or not," Redwine said "All I know is what I heard, what I felt and what my teammates told me.
It looked pretty intentional to them." "I don't think they were going for a blocked kick," Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne said "If they weren't and they were going for something else, that's not players. That's coaching." Redwine, who entered the game as the nation's seventh-leading rusher with an average of 127 yards a game, came out of it Witt only 36 yards on nine carries. His last attempt was a gain of six yards shortly before halftime. Redwine, thus, may have suffered a Sports Illustrated jinx before a cover shot was even published. He was scheduled to join other Heisman Trophy candidates from highly-ranked teams on this week's cover.
The publicity, however, was the last thing on his mind in Faurot Field. He was more interested in watching third-team I-back Craig Johnson, one of his favorites, fill in admirably in his absence. While Redwine watched the last 30 minutes of the game, John-1 son took over from I.M. Hipp to carry the load in the second He finished with 98 yards on 17 carries, but was particularly ef- fective on the Huskers' final scoring drive, capped by Dean Sukup's 19-yard field goal remaining. Johnson carried six times for 48 yards in the drive, gaining 14 yards over left guard, 12 over right guard, 5 on a sweep left, more up the middle and 12 on another sweep left which looked as if it might have been a touchdown.
"I have a biased opinion, but I don't think I was out. I didn't think I was near the sideline," said Johnson, who was ruled out-of-bounds at the Missouri 3. "I was shocked and a little upset to find out I was." Johnson was even more upset when he was stopped for no gain on second and goal from the one, then nailed for a one-yard loss on third and goal. "I'm excited we won," Johnson said, "but we still shouldn't have won the way we did Missouri was a good team today, but we still didn't play the way we should have played. "It wasn't like coming back at Iowa.
This time, we had to make a last-second dash." Johnson, however, saw some strength in a rather average performance. "If we're going to be a great football team," he said. "We have to survive things like this and we're going to need back-ups to do it." Ironically, Jeff Quinn, the man who was replaced at Iowa under similar circumstances, replaced Hager this time. Quinn took the controls with 11:46 remaining in the fourth quarter and promptly reeled off an 18-yard run on his first running attempt. "I might have been startled, there was so much open ground," he said.
"I've never seen that before. I just stumbled The way our line blows people out, I guess I've just got to get used to it." "Missouri was playing the option ends up to take the pitch," Osborne said. "I thought since Quinn is a little bigger, stronger and taller, he might keep the ball better." Hager showed similar abilities early in the second quarter, ripping off a career best 42-yard run to set up Nebraska's second touchdown. "Both Hager and Quinn can play and both can win," Osborne said. "I just felt it was time for a change." Osborne, naturally, was relieved to emerge with the Huskers' eighth straight victory.
"Anybody in Nebraska's who's not happy with this just doesn't know what happened down here," Osborne said. "Just because we won like this doesn't mean we're not No. 1." Nebraska defenders Derrie Nelson (92), Russell Gary (9), and Mark LeRoy (23) converge on Missouri running back James Wilder (32) and caused him to fumble on the play. Wilder recovered his own bobble but was unable to gain any yardage. est Redwine M-Whitakerl M-Poej i At I 'lit Item MmNkS 1 A.
I N-Hager I M-Hairston I Individual Stats Nebraska J. Missouri Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave, 9.0 Wilder 29 87 3.0 3.0 Fleet footed Hager Cornhusker quarterback Tim Hager (10) showed he can run with the ball in open field just like his teammate Jeff Quinn. Hager scooted 42 yards, the longest run of his NU career, to put his team on the three-yard line.
Hager maneuvered (left) past Missouri's Bill Whitaker (30) with a quick step which left Whitaker on his knees (right). Hager scored the Huskers' second touchdown two plays later. 33 -22 Ellis 11 Bradley 10 Meyer 2 Punting .5 1 Offense Rushing No. Yds. Franklin 9 81 Redwine 9 36 Hager 3 36 Johnson 17 98 Hipp 7 22 Wurth 3 14 Brown 1 -4 Miller 1 1 Quinn 2 11 Steels 1 -4 Punting No.
Yds. Smith 6 242 Passing No. Yds. Ave. Brockhaus 5 228 45.6 Passing No.
Co. Yds PI Bradley 28 18 170 1 1.0 5.5 Scoring Story Time left NU-MU How scored FIRST QUARTER 7-0 Redwine 3 run 12:01 No. Co. Yds PI Hager 12 5 54 1 Quinn 1 0 0 0 Drive: 67 yards in five plays highlighted by Franklin's 50-yard run. Conversion: Sukup kick.
SECOND UUAKIfcK i Pass Receiving No. Ellis 4 Glbler 3 Hill i Newman 2 Wilder 4 Fellows 3 Blair 1 Punt Returns No. Newman Kickoff Return NO. Meyer 2 Sly 2 Yds. 34 18 17 18 44 34 5 8 Yds.
45 Pass Receiving No. Brown 1 Steels 1 Johnson 1 Smith 1 Hipp 1 Punt Returns No. Brown 3 Yds. 12 18 13 10 1 Yds. 19 -6 11 Interception Returns 74 Ellis 1 run 14:58 Drive: 60 yards in 11 plays highlighted by 18-vard run by Wilder and 17 yard pass from Bradley to Hill.
Conversion: kicked failed. 144 Hager 1 run 11:02 Drive: 79 yards in 10 plays highlighted by 12-vard pass from Hager to Brown and 42-run by Hager on keeper play. Conversion Sukup kick. 17-6 Sukup 24 field goal 3:55 Drive: 57 yards In nine plays highlighted by 24-yard run by Johnson and a 12-yard penalty against Missouri for a late hit. THIRD QUARTER 204 Sukup 26 fleM goal :2 Drive: 30 yards In six plays following a fumble recovery by Bamett.
10-12 Glbler 4 past from Bradley .23 Drive: 90 yards In 12 plays aided by 25-yard pass Interference penoWy against Nebraska and 25 and tlegl Kickoff Returns Steels 4 Interception Returns 68 No. Yds. Harlan 1 Fumble Returns No. Yds. Pope 1 17 No.
Yds. Gary 1 24 Defense Linemen UT AT TT ....1 9 10 Ray Smith 1 8 9 16 passes worn uraaiey to wiiuoi. Two-point run foiled. 20-20 Pope 17 return of fumble Dn rnnaht kickoM return fumb by Steels and Jt' I 1 $0irn returned for touchdown. Conversion: Hornof pass QUARTER 23-20 Sukup 19 Meld goaf u1J-lku 3:15 Drive: 61 yoras in ii piay niBmwiwu runs of 14, 20, 5, 5 and 12 yards.
Defense Linemen UT AT TT Weinmaster 2 7 9 Horn i 7 8 Cole 2 6 8 Barnett 2 6 8 J. Williams 1 6 7 Nelson 2 5 7 Clark 0 1 1 Lee 1 3 4 Pensick 0 2 2 Davles 1 0 1 Linebackers Baker 1 13 14 Verlne 1 7 8 B.WIHiams 0 6 6 Ruud 0 1 1 Setoel 0 1 1 Backs Gary 5 6 11 Uwtwlst 4 4 8 LeRoy 2 6 8 Lleol .....0 1 1 3 1 4 Harrell 0 7 7 Petersen 2 4 6 Green 1 4 5 Goodman ..1 4 McNeel 2 1 3 Glbler 0 1 1 Linebackers Berg 2 12 14 Harlan 1 1 2 Dickey 2 6 8 Darkow 0 2 2 Backs Powell 4 2 6 Wright 3 4 7 Holrston 2 2 4 Poe 2 2 4 Crapo 0 2 2 HirMnoer 1 0 1 1 2 3 Attendance 74,575. gp iniilr.iMiiai inn mi, i. Mm.r )n hm in 1 1 miMnoimma tmiami xm iwnmin aiMMitimMimikdl MLseourt turned U-podnt Nebraska lead kito a 26-28 tie in the )an o( eight seconds at the eloae of the third period. Rob Corham Randy Hampton After scoring the Tigers kicked off and got the break they needed when Nebraska's Anthony Steels coughed the baU Ikrald Dreimanw web Kay Petlows, 2 0 2 1 0 1 .....0 1 i.
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