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COLOR Graduation Worry NU Offense Hardest Hit 4 Coaches STAFF COLORPH0T0 BY WEB RAY By HAL BROWN Miami The old sports chant of "Wait Til Next Year" generally is reserved for losers, but as soon as Nebraska football fans come down from that "high" feeling caused by the Huskers' 17-12 Orange Bowl victory over LSU here, Friday night, you might hear them muttering those words, also. The Huskers will graduate only four members of the defensive unit that started in the Orange Bowl and while the offense gets hit a little harder when graduation bells toll next June, offensive line coach Carl Selmer figures things aren't as black as one would expect when losing both tackles, one guard, a split end and an I. back. Missing from the interior' offensive line will be all-American left tackle Bob Newton, right tackle Wally Winter and right guard Donnie McGhee. But returning are center Doug Dumlei and left guard Dick Rupert, who was called "an all-American" by LSU defensive tackle Ronnie Estay.

Dumler's performance at center this year will permit the Husker staff to move Biir Janssen, a 6-3, 218-pounder from- Grand Forks, N.D., who I was vying for the center job with Dumler until he suffered a broken arm in fall camp. to defense where he could fill the tackle hole left by the graduation of Dave Wallinc. Carl Johnson, a 6-4, 245-pound junior from Phoenix, who saw considerable duty in the win over LSU, is the likely heir apparent to Winter's offensive tackle post. And John Dutton, a 6-7, 235-pound sophomore red-shirt who came to Nebraska as a defensive end, but was shifted to defensive tackle, could wind up next season, as an offensive lineman. Sophomore-Jerry List, who Catieht.

fftiir- nacsoc in Vr (81) and John Adkins (57) both sophomores, and tackle LSU's Bert Jones (7). Coming up to help out are fellow defenders Ed Periard (56) and Larry Jacobson Jacobson, a junior, will be back next year to anchor what will be a veteran Husker Black Shirt unit. Has NU Convinced 'Poll Bowl' Writers? SECTION 8 PAGES JANUARY 3, Ohio State and Nebraska's 17-12 comeback triumph against Louisiana State left the Cornhuskers with the closest thing to a perfect record among the lop-ranked teams: 11 victories and a 21-21 tie with Southern "In lieu of a national championship playoff, several national titles were awarded before the bowls. Texas shared Cornhuskers No. Ill VUG Orange Bowl victory and who is regarded by many as the most under-rated tight end in" the Big Eight last season returns, but the little guy at the other end, Guy Ingles, will be missing.

Woody Cox and Dale Didur, I a red-shirt, will battle for Guy's spot and both have more speed than did Ingles, but not his hands or his savvy. In the offensive backfield, quarterbacks Van Brownson and Jerry Tagge will be around for another year and Johnny Rodgers will be back at flanker with a year's ex- i perience to blend with his multiple football talents. I-back Joe Orduna. graduates, but Jeff Kinney returns and at fullback Dan Schneiss, one of the best blockers in Nebraska backfield i SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR Dolphins' impossible dream died in the mud at Oakland Stadium last Sunday, but on the Polyturf of the Orange Bowl Friday night, an even more unlikely dream took a tremendous step toward reality when Nebraska outlasted Louisiana State, 17-12, in the 37th annual Orange Bowl Classic. "The bitterly-won victory, coming hours after Texas' 24-11 loss to Notre Dame and Ohio State's 27-17 upset at the hands of Stanford, is expected to earn coach Bob Devaney's unbeaten Cornhuskers the 1970 national collegiate football championship.

"The final Associated Press poll, on which the national title is based, will be taken this week and it'll come as a shock I Bowl ends with Nebraska Coon, Carroll In Semi Bout Mike Coon of Alaska and Adron Carroll of Omaha will provide the semi-wind up to the Jim Elder-Sylvester Dullaire 10-round professional bout in Omaha on Carroll is a former Midwest Golden Gloves champion while Coon has been the Alaskan middleweight champion for the past six years. James (Duke of Earl) Williams and Spider Jenkins will complete the 19 rounds of professional boxing on the Dullaire will continue to train with Floyd Patterson jntil TuestW. (75). Harper and Adkins, if Nebraska doesn't wind up No. 1." Bob Roesler, sports editor of the New Orleans Times-Picayne, wrote in his Sunday column "While watching Nebraska putting down LSU in the Orange Bowl I recalled that last September a professional scout told me 'Bob (coach Devaney), has the best college team in "From here our friend appeared right.

I know of no other team worthy of my ballot for No. 1. Certainly not Notre Dame. True, the Irish did bump off Texas. But remember Notre Dame vs.

Southern Cal? No need in mentioning the score of that one and getting Irish faithful on my back this early in the year. "Here's how this corner sees the top 10: 1. Nebraska, "Cornhusker fans aren't whistling Dixie when they chant 'We're No. Roesler (who covered the Sugar Bowl) 2. Tennessee; 3.

Notre Dame; 4. Texas; 5. Ohio State; 6. LSU; 7, Michigan; 8. Arizona State; 10.

Stanford. Edwin Pope, Miami Herald sports editor "The Orange Bowl came out smelling like 3 ros6 "If Nebraska isn't No. 1, there isn't any justice. "The coldest Orange Bowl classic in nine years turned into the hottest in a lot longer than that. Nebraska's 17-12 nudging of Louisiana State should entitle the Cornhuskers to dance over the beaten bodies of Texas and Ohio State and into the topmost national ranking to be announced early next week.

"Bob Devaney's Big Eight Conference champions skipped off the artificial turf with fingers raised to signify No. 1. Tlmy have it coming. Dick associate sports editor of the Kansas City Star tub born, resolute Nebraska staked out its claim to collegiate football's No. 1 ranking last night by beating back dead-game Louisiana Stae, 17-12, in an Orange Bowl contest that was undecided into the final minute of play." Walter Robertson, executive sports editor of the Dallas Morning News, commented Saturday "I strongly feel that Nebraska will be No.

1 and should be No. 1 in the final collegiate poll. I don't see how Nebraska can be overlooked. It's almost impossible to compare teams, but Nebraska is very deserving, played a tough schedule and I believe that it has to be and will be No. 1.

(Robertson covered the Cotton Bowl). Joe Doyle, South Bend (Ind.) Tribune sports columnist "Texas and Ohio, State's losses and Nebraska's win thus triggered a mighty Cont. on Page 3D Shorter Wins Second Event Sao Frank 29.31.4 second days. New Paulo, Brazil W) Shorter of Boulder, ran 10,000 meters in Saturday to win his race here in three Year's Eve, the Yale VsKf-ersit first in the Com- petion of the San Silvestre race Nebraska's Willie Harper Fishing Crown To LSU By DON FORSYTHE Miami, Fla. After nine days of work, Nebraska's Orange Bowl football champions celebrated their victory and a possible national championship at the annual Orange Bowl awards ceremony Saturday night, Although Louisiana State claimed victory in the traditional Orange Bowl fishing tournament earlier in the day, the night belonged to Nebraska.

The Cornhuskers collected the Orange Bowl trophy and both most 'valuable' player awards to cap their 10-day stay Nebraska sophomore defensive end Willie Harper was presented with the most valuable lineman award for his sparkling play in Nebraska's 17-12 victory and Cornhusker quarterback Tagge accepted the trophy ns the game's outstanding back. "It's unfitting for one individual to receive an award like this," said Tagge, "on behalf of the Nebraska team I'd like to accept this trophy." Tagge and Harper received miniature replicas of the huge Orange Bowl trophy collected by the Cornhusker cp-captains Dan Schneiss and Jerry Murtaugh. Schneiss, in accepting the trophy, for the Cornhuskers, said "I guess we know who is No: 1 in the nation." Earlier Nebraska coach Bob Devaney and his wife, Phyllis, were told that a deep freeze had been installed in their home in Lincoln, compliments of the Orange Bowl committee. Louisiana State coach Charlie McClendon and his wife were given a colored television set-Both wives were presented with color portraits of their husbands. "She'll get a lot more use out of the deep freeze," quipped Devaney.

McClendon said, "You can't imagine how proud I am of my team. We don't like to lose, but if we do lose we like to lose to great people. Nebraska and Bob Devaney are great people and they have the No. 1 team in the country." Xavier Rolls Past Air Force Cincinnati UP) Jerry Helmers hit a game-high 25 points, including 10 of 15 field goal attempts, as Xavier of Ohio rolled over Air Force 80-65 in a college basketball contest Saturday night. The Musketeers, connecting on 51 per cent of their field goals, ran up a 21-point lead at 64-43 with 9:32 and coasted to their sixth victory against four losses.

The Falcons, now 2-6, have lost four straight. AIR FORCE XAVIER OPT. .01 Purcell 8 2-3 IB Helmers 10 0 1-4 1 Warren 1' Brown 3 0-0 4 Fularton 1 0-Kapaska 5 4-7 It Alt 7 1 Guiasey 4 0-16 Petroskl 4 0-Cole 2 1-1 SEck 2 0- Blasa 11-2 3 Blossom 2 Gast 2 0-0 4 Poppe 4 0-Sauer 2 0-0 4 Sillies 0 I- 4-4 1-3 0-3 II 0-1 0-0 1-2 04 1-1 Totals ---jni-TioiTott Air Force Xavier Fouled out None. Total fouls Air Fore 15. 34 -16 80 ..27 3-5 ..41 39-80 Xavltr 1.

VSfVrv '4 if till? history, graduates. Defensively, things are even brighter with both ends, Willie Harper and John Adkins, returning along with tackleW Larry Jacobson. Cont. on Page 3D There's no doubt about it in Nebraska and the Cornhuskers convinced Orange Bowl witnesses they deserve the top ranking in the final Associated press football poll next week. Whether or not the Cornhuskers' 17-12 win over LSU convinced the AP board; members who saw the game on television remains to be seen.

Final ballots will be tabulated Monday. Reaction to the "Poll Bowl" included these comments: John Crittenden, Miami News sports editor "The Big Eight hasn't had a national champion since the mid-1950's Bud Wilkinson era at Oklahoma but yesterday's bowl countdown leaves Nebraska a clear No. I. Irish Capture Gophers South Bend, Ind. UP) Austin Carr scored 45 points to lead the Notre Dame basketball team to a 97-73 victory over Minnesota Saturday.

Notre Dame, ranked 15th in the Associated Press major college poll, led 44-30, at half time. The Gophers cut the Irish lead to five points, 54-49, with 12:33 left in the second half, but Notre Dame reeled off nine straight points and was never threatened again. Collis Jones scored 22 points for Notre Dame, and Bob Murphy tallied the same number for Minnesota. Notre Dame is 6-2 for the season and Minnesota Is 5-4. MINNESOTA NOTRE DAME Hill 8 2-2 1-2 1-1 1-4 4-7 0-0 0-0 0-2 18 Carr 3 Jones 19 Catlett 5 Slnnott 22 Pleick 2 Gemmell OMeehan 4 Lucass Eoart 5-5 2-2 2-3 1-1 0- 1 1- 2 0-0 0-0 2- 4 0-0 0-0 2-2 Pyie.

Brewer AAasterson Murphy Arnold Troland Taylor Silinskt Hinaa Regelean 31 11-ia 73 Totals Totals 41 15-20 7 Minnesota 30 4373 5397 Notre Dame Fouled out: PMlck. Total fouls: Minnesota 15. Notre Dame 14. Carr Sees NU First Don Carr, well known sports rater from Memphis, has selected Nebraska as his No. 1 team in 1970 after its 17-12 victory over LSU in the Orange Bowl.

Carr had the Cornhuskers in first for three of the last four weeks of the regular season, but had dropped NU from first in the last week. Texas, then fresh from a 42-7 win over Arkansas, took' over first that week but lost- it back to NU when the Long- horns fell to Notre Dame 24-' 11 in the Cotton The final Carr top ten 1. Nebraska 114.8; 2. Notre Dame 112.4; 3. Texas 1122; 4 Tennessee 112.0; 5.

Ohio State 111.5; 6. 7. Michigan 108.4; 8. Auburn 107.7; 9. Stanford 10.

Arkansas 107.4- "When the final AP poll is taken next week. Nebraska should be No. 1. It's hard to make a case for anybody but Nebraska. Notre Dame, the most likely contender, was beaten bv a team which Nebra.ka Ued, Southern Neil Amdur, New York Times sports analyist "All season coach Bob Devaney of Nebraska had insisted that his team 'was as good as any in the Devaney reaffirmed this thinking by voting Nebraska No.

1 each week as a member of a balloting board of college football coaches. Results the New Year's day bowl games on Friday may support Devaney's con-t i Notre Dame's authoritative 24-11 victory over Texas, Stanford's 27-17 upet of Siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiililllillim I Happy Cornhuskers and Pershing Hits Missouri Tarkio, Mo. iffi Dan Hazel set a school record by pulling down 19 rebounds his Pershing College team defeated Missouri Valley of Marshall, Saturday night. VV- Hazel also was the leading with 18 points, followed by teammate Mike Rehn with 17. John White and 1 Larry Generally each scored 13 for Missouri Valley.

Pershing 33 31 Mo Valley 29 31-60 Pershlnq iff) 18, Rehn 17, 13. Strain II. rhack 2, Addmt 2, Johnson I. Mo Valley White 13, Generally 13, j-Crawford 12, Krateer 12, Sugg 4, Cun. ningham-4.

Porter 1, Serrone 1, jj i -J- ipv LINCOLN, 1971, PAGE NEBRASKA. the MacArthur Bowl with Ohio State and won at least one poll. But neither the Longhorns nor the Buckeyes showed the dominance on New Year's day that they displayed during impressive regular season victories. (Amdur covered the Cotton Bowl game.) Bob Elliott, Miami Herald columnist The Marquette is now 9-0 for the season, while U-D slipped to a season mark of 5-5. MARQUETTE DETROIT Brell 4 0-1'.

8 Bailey 4 -5-4 17 Johns 5 0-1 10 Smith 3 1-2 7 Russell 8 9-14 25 Jackson 1 1-3 3 Roberts 0 0-0 0 Rucker 2-3 Lackey Jones McGuIre AAemlngr AAcMhn Grzsk 1-1 6-7 1-2 1-1 0-0 2-6 0-0 Clchi Detroit 24 13-20 61 18 Fouled Out: Smith. Feature Races At Lincoln Downs Red Beam Windon Tide JustJould 5.00 3.20 4.20 2.60 2.80 1 on At Laurel Virginia Cracker J.B 3.20 3.60 3.00 3.60 i sip All Avtd NU cheerleaders stream onto the field as the Orange winning, 17-12. Bradley Downs Wichita Peoria, 111. (UPI) Bradley University rallied in the final minutes of play Saturday night to defeat Wichita State 87-81 in a Missouri Valley Con-ference game. Paced by the sensational shooting and feeding of guard Al Smith, the Braves registered their third straight conference victory without a loss.

It was Wichita's first conference game. WICHITA BRADLEY OFT or Givens 1-3 11 Gay 2 1-1 Harris 10 2-2 22 Gatherj 4 2-2 Benton 10 7-10 27 Schultz 3-5 Carrgtn 4 2-6 10 Sylvester 4 3-4 Kreher 3 0-4 Smith 15 3-4 Webster 0 1-2 1 Simmons 2 3-3 Smith 0 0-O 0 Brooks 1 0-0 Soft 1 2-2 4Crady 1 0-0 anogren if-u Totals 33 15-23 II Totals 3 15-1 17 wicnita 47 Bradley 41 Fouled out None Total fouls-Wichita 15, Bradley 21 A 7,300. Toledo Owus Longest String Toledo became the major college football team with the longest consecutive victory string Friday after Notre Dame snapped Texas' skein of 30 triumphs in the Cotton Bowl. -Toledo, "O1 10 evtr William Mary in last Monday's Tangerine Bowl, has MarquetteHitsDefroit Detroit UP) Marquette University broke an 11-11 tie, in the second period and was never threatened from then on in its 70-61 basketball win over the University of Detroit Saturday night. Marquette Dean Meminger shot 8-17 from the field and 9-14 from the foul line to dazzle Detroit's switching man-to-man and zone defense.

Halftime saw Marquette ahead 39-31. The Warriors 6-ft. 6-in. foreward junior Bob Lackey and 12. rebounds for Marquette.

Detroit was led by guard Jim Jackson with 17 points. with a time of ir.ztA seconds, won 2V .1.

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