The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 8, 1992 · 44
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 44

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10E1 Tl HUSKERS SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 1992 LINCOLN JOURNAL-STAR i' $ , . ft. i .'.V ? Vl iH J in '-. ... t l . " . . t IS .- - hl fw V4 4 1 b J a 1 4 J 11 - TtX "V r-x;.-' v I'll V1 V. -,.-1 - ;: 1h I -. ixb") 1 t Tk i f 1 1 f ft j .'. s 1 5- f 5 HANCJY HAMPTON.UNCOLM JOURNAL-STAR Kansas Coach Glen Mason listens to an official's explanation in the first half. -. mrr w .-. j J . TED KifiKUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Nebraska l-back fDerek Brown breaks loose for a 17-yard gain late In the first quarter. Brown gained 110 yards in the first quarter and finished with 156 on 15 carries. NU was just too tough for hungry Jayhawks By Curt McKeever Lincoln Journal-Star Nebraska had Kansas running in circles Saturday night, but, in all reality, the 13th-ranked Jayhawks got beat coming out of the blocks. "Every week there's certain hurdles that are harder to jump than others. Obviously, today's hurdle was too high for us," said KU Coach Glen Mason following Saturday's 49-7 loss to the seventh-ranked Comhuskers. Kansas was hoping to end a 23-year losing streak against Nebraska and take the lead in the race for the Big Eight Conference's berth in the Orange Bowl. But the Comhuskers scored on their first possession of the game, then added two more quick touchdowns early in the second quarter. By halftime, it was 35-7 and apparent that the Jaywhawks would be unable to keep up with NU. The final score represented the second-most lopsided Big Eight loss in Mason's five years at Kansas. "They performed great and we didn't," said linebacker Larry Thiel. "They're a good team, they're going to go far. I still think we're a damn good team and we'll learn from this because we've got to bounce back next week." Kansas will play host to Colorado on Saturday in a game that will likely determine the Big Eight runner-up. "It is a setback, our goal was the Orange Bowl," center Dan Schmidt said of Saturday's loss. "We've got Colorado and we're still bowl-bound. We've just got to figure out which bowl we're going to go to." Kansas entered Saturday's game with the Big Eight's second-ranked defense. But Nebraska had the Jayhawks scrambling all night. "You're not going to stop Nebraska," Mason said. "Schemes don't stop Nebraska, people stop Nebraska. You've got to play extremely well, and when you're playing the leading rushing team in the country you've got to try and slow down the run, put a lot of people up there to try to stop it and you leave yourself a little vulnerable to the pass. "That's how we got hurt early. But if we had to do it all over again we'd do the same thing." Kansas trailed 210 early in the second quarter thanks to three touchdown passes by NU quarterback Tommie Frazier. "He complements what they do extremely well. He's got a good supporting cast, has great speed, he doesn't make mistakes," Mason said. "Those two running backs (Calvin Jones and Derek Brown) are darn good. I keep watching these other guys on TV, I see these guys in person, they look a little bit better to me." Mason wasn't expecting anything less from the Comhuskers. "I've got all the respect in the world for Nebraska. They're all good (teams) and they're good because they execute their offense well, they play good, tough defense and they're good in their kicking game. "Am I surprised that we got beat by the score we did? Yeah, very surprised. I knew that we would have to have a great effort to come in here and win this football game because you can't count on those guys making any mistakes. And they didn't." Defensive tackle Dana Stubblefield said Nebraska's touchdown drive on its first possession set the tone for the rest of the game. By the end, the Comhuskers had racked up 533 yards of offense. "We go into every game thinking we're going to slow a team down. It's just they had the momentum going their way and they kept it their way - big time," Stubblefield said. 'They looked like the regular old Nebraska." I "i4. t "y . '. v 4 V; ns i N , V! t l I: i r r ft "v fS3t I 4 -. h V ..... 1 f ;- -. . m -i 1 W. V' fill I if1''! - .-i - ; ""' I ' h J - I ft r o UP m TED KIRKUNCOLN JOUflNAL-STAR RANDY HAMPTONUNCOtN JOURNAL-STAR NU's Corey Dixon proudly displays the football after catching a 46- Nebraska's cheerleaders ask the crowd to turn up the volume during yard touchdown pass from Tommie Frazier in the second quarter. the first half. I v: ' l"' ' if I x - v r..lC5'.'. I - 1 2b i" j r4i J 7 1" s : TED KIRK.UNCOLN JOUPNALTR HARALO DREIMAfSAJNCCO JOURNAL-STAR Kansas quarterback Chip Hilleary tries to get the pass away under pressure from NU defensive tackle NU tight end Gerald Armstrong hauls in a 37-yard touchdown pass between KU defenders Charley Bowen John Parrella in the second quarter. and Gerald McBurrows. The score, the first of two for Armstrong, came just 1 :30 into the game. n o n o a n i o

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