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if 15 i 11 HARALD DREIMANIS-TED KIRKSUNDAY JOURNAL-STAR Hon? cold was The scoreboard message and half-empty stands in the third quarter tell the story (above), as members of the Nebraska flag corps try to keep warm under blankets. The fans and players battled minus three degree windchill and the first snow of the year Saturday at Cyclone Stadium in Ames, Iowa. aboiit NU aggressive scoring Cyclones miffe quarter, the first on a 67-yard run by Thibodeaux. By Mike Babcock AMES, Iowa For the second straight Saturday, the Nebraska football team left the field at half time to the sound of booing from the stands. This time, Iowa State fans were booing because the Cornhuskers stopped the clock with timeouts and scored 10 points in the final two minutes of the first half to take a 31-0 lead.

Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne has always taken the approach that a team should score as many points as it can during the first half, a philosophy he tried to explain after the game. Paul Thibodeaux, an Iowa State running back, hadn't heard Osborne's explanation. It's a moot point whether that would have mattered, anyway. All Thibodeaux knew was what he saw happen. And "we were kind of disgusted," he said.

"Things like that don't necessarily serve a carries Saturday. He went into the game having rushed for 100 or more yards in three of the last four games. "I've always said Nebraska was a clean football team. There was no dirty stuff. They just knocked us off the ball.

They'd help you up and say, 'Hey Joe, keep running The only other talking the Cornhusker defenders did "was to keep warm, I think," Henderson said. Iowa State linebacker Anthony Hoskins, who was credited with eight tackles, also was upset by what happened in the closing minutes of the first half. What happened was "because Coach Osborne and Coach (Jim) Walden have that little thing going," Hoskins said. Early in the week, Walden criticized Osborne publicly for not supporting his plan to increase- Iowa State's scholarship Late in the first half, the Cornhuskers were saying "we've got to get some more points," according to Hoskins. "They came in here with the attitude, 'We've got to kill Iowa State, rub 'em into the They tried to embarrass us.

"I didn't want to be embarrassed. It could have been Nebraska, Notre Dame or UCLA," said Hoskins. We weren't backing down. I knew they'd be pumped up and come in here and try to kill us. "But you're coming to my house to try to kill me.

This is my house. I've got no place to run." Iowa State prevented Nebraska from getting its first shutout since last year's Oklahoma State game when Jeff Shudak kicked a 42-yard field goal after a Cornhusker fumble gave the Cyclones the ball at the Nebraska 20-yard line late in the third quarter. Hicks had last shot Iowa State added two touchdowns in the fourth Joe Henderson, another Cyclone running back, said the timeouts late in the first half "had something to do with what Coach (Tom) Osborne feels about us. I don't think it's fair to do that to us or to his players." Henderson compared Saturday's game to an Iowa State-Missouri contest when Jim Criner was the Cyclones' head coach, in which Iowa State tried to run up the score on the Tigers after the game was decided. "We did that to Missouri a couple of years ago, and I didn't like it," said Hendersoa "To me, that's not really fair.

Nobody likes it "But what goes around, comes around. Somewhere along the line, somehow, somebody will do it to them. When you get somebody down, why rub it in their face?" Huskers got respect Despite that, however, "I respect their team," said Henderson, who was limited to 34 yards on 17 Nebraska cornerback Lorenzo Hicks had the last shot at Thibodeaux, although Hicks would have had to pull him down from behind. "I felt the guy on my heels," said Thibodeaux, who had just come in for the previous play. "I was wondering if I was going to make it I had tightened up on the sideline (because of the cold)." Thibodeaux's touchdown, and another on a 35-yard pass from Derek DeGennaro to Dennis Ross with only one second remaining in the game, provided some consolation for Iowa State, according to Henderson.

The senior from Chicago explained his disappointment regarding what happened just before halftime with a metaphor. When two people want a Porsche, the person who buys one first shouldn't keep driving past the other person just to rub it in, he said. Nebraska numbers depress Walden. but not the points before halftime By Mike Babcock AMES, Iowa What's in a number? If you ask Iowa State football coach Jim Walden, it all depends on the number about which you're talking, Nebraska's 5146 victory over his Cyclones Saturday afternoon at Cyclone Stadium-Jack Trice Field. If you're talking about 31, as in the number of points the Cornhuskers scored in the first half, or 10, as in the number of points they scored in the two minutes just before halftime, well, it's all the same to Walden.

i "I thought we could stay with them until they got the wind (behind them)," he said. I thought they'd score three touchdowns. And they score 10 (points) more than that." Dismisses question Walden dismissed a question about his reaction to the Cornhuskers' use of timeouts to stop the clock and score those final 10 points before halftime with a joke. Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne wanted to "do the fans a favor and let them go home," said Walden. "Tom must not have known I get a percentage of the concessions here." Walden refused to comment any further.

"I've said enough this week. OK?" he said. "Whatever Tom does, hell have his reasons for it And my thoughts on that shouldn't be made public. Maybe in the next two or three years when you watch my teams play, you can answer that Whatever Tom wants to do is all right with me." Strong feelings If the number is 95, as in scholarship players an NCAA-Division I football program is allowed, Walden has some definite, strong feelings. That should have been apparent from his comments throughout the week leading up to Saturday's game.

And nothing had changed. "Just say that Nebraska is better than Iowa State. Two teams playing the best they can they're three touchdowns, better than us," said Walden. "I don't know about highs and lows. We may have been a little flat.

"But I don't think it made any difference. They're just bet-' ter than us. That's a quality football team and we're not. They lined up and played quality minutes and whipped us, the way a quality team beats a non-quality team. "One day when I've got 95 to pick from and 23 or 24 more guys to recruit, and I've got two-deeps with guys who I've had for five years, I'm going to be a quality team.

But I'm never going to get there playing with 69 (scholarship players). And I can't get there in two years." Once again, Walden was on his soap box. Nebraska "is nice team," he said. "And one day I'd like one. That's just a fer-, vent desire of mine.

"But it's hard to build one with 23 less (scholarship) guys." IAN DOREMUS SUNDAY JOURNAL-STAR Nebraska cornerback Charles Fryar (10) heads upfield after intercepting a pass late in the first quarter. ISU's Eddie Brown (1) gives chase. The interception led to the game's first touchdown. Statistics Scoring Defense NU-ISU How scored Tackles Time left PI 0 1 Yds. 48 24 15 9 7 Ave.

44.8 Yds. 29 0 FIRST QUARTER 7-0 Mlllikan 6 pass from Taylor 0:07 Drive: 64 yards in 11 plays. Set up by Fryar interception of Oberg pass and highlighted by Clark 23 run, Taylor 7 pass to Clark. Conversion: Barrios kick. SECOND QUARTER 14-0 Clark 18 run 8:58 Drive: 78 yards In eight plays.

Highlighted by five Clark runs for 55 yards, Including 27-yarder. Conversion: Barrios kick. 21-0 Taylor28run 4:46 Drive: 67 yards In five plays. Highlighted by Taylor 23 run. Conversion: Barrios kick.

28-0 Taylor 23 run 1:53 Drive: 50 yards in five plays. Highlighted by Taylor 20 run. Conversion: Barrios kick. (Mills Sims Croel 1 Wells Brungardt. Pete Hagge Marco UT AT TT ..3 5 8 ..5 2 7 0 5 5 3 1 4 ..13 4 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 1 2 3 0 3 3 0 2 2 1 1 2 ,..2 0 2 0 2 2 ...2 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 11 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 Jackson Cyclone notes, quotes Jim Walden does a segment with the opposing head coach for his weekly television show.

However, he was unable to arrange anything with Tom Osborne. not news. It's Tom's right," Walden said. "He never returned my call I never heard back from him. He missed a great chance to show a little of his human side." Walden said he told Osborne's secretary "I promised I wouldn't ask Tom anything about scholarships." Walden praised Nebraska quarterback Steve Taylor: "He's really good.

He's what you like to see in character and quality." One of the most impressive things Taylor did Saturday was throw a "frozen rope, right into the chest (of a receiver), against the wind," Walden said. "That's really good." Taylor's ability "to be good will be severely taxed two weeks from now (against Oklahoma). But he is good." 1 Iowa State punter Judge Johnston, on his 80-yard punt In the first quarter: "I kicked it to the wide side of the field and I hoped that it would give us a good position. The ban seemed to stop and then the wind pushed it down to the 1-yard line." y' Passing No. Co.

Yds 10 4 66 Oberg 7 3 37 Receiving No. Ross 2 Nlckerson 2 Brown .....1 Busch 1 Wilkinson 1 Punting No. Yds. Johnston 8 358 Klckoff returns No. R.

Johnson. 3 Welding 1 Defense Tackles UT AT Dole 3 10 Baker 7 5 Carreathers 5 3 Hoskins 3 5 3 3 Edwards 2 3 Shane 3 2 Lendino. 2 3 Eder 3 1 Ahiers 0 3 Foley 3 0 Bern 1 2 Hentges 2 1 Davis 1 1 Bauer 1 1 Robertson 1 1 Vondra 0 1 Daly 0 1 1 0 Glotfelty 0 1 R.Johnson. 0 1 Ratlgan 1 0 Nebraska Offense Rushing No. Yds.

Ave. Taylor 12 154 12.8 Clark 20 146 7.3 Gdowskl 4 '56 14.0 Knox. 10 44 4.4 Joseph 4 44 11.0 Carpenter 6 40 6.7 Bell 4 40 10.0 L. Lewis 4 18 4.5 Brlnson 1 12 12.0 3 12 4.0 Passing No. Co.

Yds PI Taylor 9 5 71 0 Gdowskl 1 0 0 0 Receiving No. Yds. 1 28 Gregory 1 20 Kratiensteln .....1 11 Clark 1 Mlllikan. 1 6 Punting No. Yds.

Ave. 3 130 43.3 Punt returns No. Yds. Brlnson 1 6 Klckoff returns No. Yds.

Brlnson 2 56 Svehlo 1 0 interception returns No. Yds. 5 Svehla TT 13 12 8 8 6 5 5 5 4 3 3 3 3 2 2 2 ai-v Dili 1 1U9 av iiciu wui Drive: 48 yards in four plays. Highlighted by Taylor 28 pass to Turner. THIRD QUARTER 38-0 Taylor 11 run 11:31 Drive: 80 yards In 11 plays.

Highlighted by Brlnson 12 run, Carpenter 13 run. Conversion: Barrios kick. 38-3 Shudak 42 field goal Drive: Minus 4 yards In four plays. Set up by Foley fumble re covery at Nebraska 20. 1 FOURTH QUARTER 45-9 Gdowskl 1 run 14:06 Drive: 80 yards In seven plays.

Highlighted by Gdowskl 45 run, 3 Bell 25 run. Conversion: Drennan kick. 45-10 Thibodeaux 67 run 11:50 Drive: 80 yards in five play's. Conversion: Shudak kick. 51-10 Flowers 3 run 5:09" Drive: 57 yards In seven plays.

Highlighted by Joseph 14, 6 and 24 runs. Conversion: pass failed 51-16 Ross 35 pass from DeGennaro 0:01 Drive: 72 yards in 12 plays. Highlighted by DeGennaro 18 pass to Nlckerson. Conversion: kick failed. Iowa St.

Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Henderson 17 34 2.0 Worren 6 20 3.3 Thibodeaux 2 69 34.5 Nlckerson ....4 29 7.3 Wilkinson 4 11 2.8 G.Pedersen 1 3 3.0 DeGennaro 1 2 2.0 Oberg 4 -20.

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