The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 25, 1992 · 44
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 44

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 25, 1992
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10EC 3 HUSKERS SUNDAY. OCTOBER ?5, 1992 LINCOLN JOURNAL-STAR I .. r" i mi tit -tr-r - jr t i, . mi i i- A t jM 5 ' Xi. 4 Vi' : i i 111 lit , JT-'!)!, , ; . ' III! 7 N-" . : -If "V V-.a-' f f f i i. V . i f - 4 v, , TED KIRKUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR TED KIRKUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Nebraska defensive back Toby Wright puts the heat, on Missouri quarterback Jeff Handy in the second NU quarterback Tommie Frazier tries to go over the top of Missouri safety Maurice Benson in the first quarter. Handy completed 29 of 44 passes for 424 yards. quarter. Frazier rushed for 77 yards in 14 carries. Handy disappointed in effort against NU By Curt McKeever Lincoln Journal-Star COLUMBIA, Mo. - Jeff Handy had Victor Bailey on a 39-yard play to make it 24-21. Missouri's next drive ended with a the kind of day all college quarter- Jacke field goal and after a punt, the backs dream about, but the result Tigers had a chance to drive for the may spur a nightmare. go-ahead score. Handy then made his Handy completed 29 of 44 passes most crucial mistake when, on second for 424 yards the most ever against down, a pass intended for Holly a Nebraska team and two touch- bounced off strong safety Steve downs. But he also threw two inter- Carmer and into the arms of NU cor- ceptions that led to two NU touch- nerback John Reece. The Crnhuskers downs to allow the Comhuskers to es- then drove 49 yards in 12 plays to put cape with a 34-24 victory. Handy s first reaction to his outing the game out of Missouri's reach. "I probably should've threw it - in just the second time he had away," Handy said of the toss. "I was siartea tor Missouri was one ot ais- trying to make something happen, content. "I'm not satisfied. I can eliminate .., the interceptions and make more earned StUll S praise plays than what we re making, said the 6-foot-2, 203-pound sophomore. "Im disappointed. We played our No one accused him of not doing so especially Coach Bob Stull. "You iust cant throw the hall much I . . . IL. , f . . t neans oui oui mere, we maae a lew et than that," he said. "I think he's mistakes, but you're going to do that playing about as well as he can. We didn't get many blitzes, it's one-on-one (coverage) out there and you saw what happened." Handy chose to downplay his effort against a great team like that Led Missouri rally Handv comoleted 10 of his first 11 oasses for 193 vards to heln Missouri and Praise targets. rally from a 14-0 deficit to pull even at "The de receivers made some 14 apiece. He then lead the Tigers' plays, and a lot of them were blocking march into Nebraska territory when their butts off" ne "The Ne" Cornhusker cornerback Kenny Wil- braska defense was great one of hite picked off a pass intended for the best that we've faced - but we Kenny Holly and returned it 49 yards were executing well and we did a to set up a touchdown. - Undaunted, Handy put the Tigers good job." That thought finally brought about I - . -s t r . fin '-ir v: V K - . i jt " ' w v" ' into a field goal situation on their first a Handy smile. drive of the second half (which Jeff "Right now, I believe we have con-Jacke missed). He then marched Mis- fidence." he added. "We're disar souri 77 yards in just six plays for a pointed that we lost, but we played NU cornerback Kenny Wilhite returns an interception midway throught Missouri quarterback Jeff Handy looks for a receiver late in the first touchdown hitting wide receiver great TED KIRKUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR HARALD DREIMANISUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR the second quarter. The play set up Nil's go-ahead touchdown. 7 quarter. He completed 14 of 18 passes in the first half. A t is x 1 ' ' wv ,v ' i" i' '''' ' 1 "! ' ' 1 ' r v 'fj I" V 11 I 4 'A RANDY HAMPTONAJNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne makes his point to an official in the first half. TED KIRKUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Missouri's Golden Girls watch the proceedings on a sunny afternoon in Columbia, Mo. OA P p U n

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