The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 2, 1994 · 60
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 60

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ZJ 16E HUSKERS SUNDAY. OCTOBER 2. 1994 UNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR : r 0 t?f !T3 j: tt Ti I , '!--",, , T ''serf--- i t j-,:- Jr.' -':,. t,..'..'.-:f i:. -v , - ! r j - t' ' - j I r .iff o i if . i Vi ; W'ftliilltrA V 'Ml III 1 ..,r,'- ? W?Mfi . .i i . ............ ' '",.7. TED KIRKAJNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Nebraska cxjmerback Barron Miles (14) intercepts a pass in the second quarter and tiptoes the sideline in front of Coach Tom Osborne (right). The ball, intended for Wyoming's Eddie Pratt (4), was overthrown and the theft set up NU's first score. Black Shirts want to pick it up BY CURT MCKEEVER Lincoln Journal-Star Roller-coaster ride? Nebraska comerback Barron Miles wasn't putting that label to Nebraska's wild 42-32 victory against Wyoming Saturday afternoon. "We call it getting yelled at," Miles said. "Wyoming came in throwing the ball. Maybe we weren't running on all cylinders. We were , there but we weren't there." Barron Miles Troy Dumas Exactly. While Nebraska held the Cowboys to 36 baIL That's the on'y way yu can ?toP it-" rushing yards, quarterback Jeremy Dombek led a passing attack that produced 344 yards and three touchdowns. What Nebraska's secondary did stop was the deep route. Miles got the first of his two man coverage," Miles said. "They were overthrows and I just came off mv pick." Nebraska's defense came up with another interception that led to a touchdown, and a fumbled punt that was covered by NU's Damon Benning led to a final TD that sealed the outcome. "We respect everybody that comes into our house," said Miles, who then admitted that "it's hard" to maintain momentum from week to week. "We could've lost if we didn't put our heads together," said outside linebacker Dwayne Harris said. "I'm disgusted and bitter." Strongside linebacker Troy Dumas, from - i 1 1 1 i RANDY HAMPTONUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR NU linebacker Dwayne Harris (right) puts the heat on Wyoming quarterback Jeremy Dombek. ; f uk utxy iuuic. m gui uie nisi 01 iu iwu fhevennp Wvo aerepd interceptions on a long pass in the second neyenne- "yo , agreea. Tt h.nn. t Miio. if ?ua.rter: interception set up the Corn- "We're not really playing up to our poten- i k j 4 ' .. . nusKers' first touchdown, which cut Wyo- tial. I'd have to say I'm a uttle frustrated," he F s hart rfsu nr a nrwri latr Hur ovanrlwlire J ming's lead to 14-7. not a bad day or a good day. But everybody's got to bear down a Uttle and go all out" Dombek thrived on slant-in patterns with his receivers, who did an effective job of setting picks on Nebraska's defensive backs. xiicgujr mat 3 tvTciiug in man u gcvtuig inc wi miuisnci o ui nviii. ivi nit iu viniw. said. "We know that we're a lot better than Miles' second theft, in the third Quarter, that We're going to have to sit down and talk gave NU the ball at the Wyoming 40-yard about what's going oa" line. One play later, I-back Lawrence Phil- The CArnhuskers should be glad they lips raced down the Nebraska sideline to put didn't have to talk about a loss. At naittime, tne inu coacnes saia -we can picked. It's a very difficult play (to defend)," 28-21. come back out and play like men or come Miles said. "Everybody's got to hustle to the On both interceptions, "I was in man-on- back in losers," Miles said. DA TED KIRKAJNCOLN JOURNAL -STAR Husker quarterback Tommie Frazier (center) watches the game from the sidelines, two days after leaving the hospital following treatment for a blood clot. , J L- i i Miip!tWliilipiiiiii'miiiin milling "I1 JWP Jit " " w WWW 0 ( HTVrO ' X, COLOR RANDY HAMPTONAJNCOm JOURNAL-STAR TED KRKUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR NU fans Walter and Wayne Harms, who are brothers, wear card- Wyoming receiver Eddie Pratt (4) finds a hole in the Nebraska coverage, ahead board boxes over their heads to shield themselves from the wind as of teammate Richard Peace (2) and Husker comerback Barron Miles. Pratt fin they sit in the wheelchair section beneath the North Stadium. ished the game with eight catches for 126 yards. Husker offense's 'average' day still results in a victory! BY KEN HAMBLETON Ljnooln Journal-Star TeJ WRKAJNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR Brook Benringer completes a pass to Abdul Muhammad on NU's final drive of the first half. Berringer completed seven straight passes before scoring on a 5-yard TD run. It is easy to figure why Nebraska struggled on offense at times Saturday against Wyoming, NU senior offensive tackle Zach Wiegert said. "The holes in the line weren't as big, the backs didn't run as well, the timing of the whole deal on offense wasnt right for awhile," Wiegert said. "On the whole, I'd probably give the offense a 'C. "We had a tot cf good things fit' we had a lot of bad things. It all came out to a win, but it all averaged out to an average day," he said. Quarterback Brook Berringer, who replaced Tommie Frazier, said the offense did well enough to score 42 points. "We needed to get things going quickly and we just were a Uttle slow starting," said the junior, who had a career-long touchdown run of 24 yards, career-long run of 25 yards the play before, and finished with 74 yards rushing and three touchdowns. Berringer's 15-for-22 passing effort for 131 yards were also career highs in his third game of extensive action. "Brook was fine," Wiegert said. "He knew what he was doing and he was in charge. His problem was the rest of the team was not playing to its level but to the level of Wyoming. "You try to improve each week and this week, I think we took a step backward. We came out flat, without much zing and then Wyoming had some weird defenses that took us awhile to figure out,? he said. NU Coach Tom Osborne said he was pleased with Berringer's poise and leadership. "He could have gotten panicky when we didn't move the ball well early but he never rattled a bit" Berringer said there was no reason to get nervous. "I've been preparing to start a game at quarterback here for four years and I n ) a think I know what I'm doing," he said. Lawrence Phillips, who gained 168 yards rushing and three touchdowns, said he was impressed with the way Berringer adapted the offense to the Wyoming defense. . "We've never been behind this year and Brook knew that we just had to get some scores to get everything going our way," Phillips said. "They ran a nine-man front and had us hemmed in a bit but our passing game and then our options proved to be the answers. "They played defense, daring us to pass and Brook was up to that match right away." he said. o1' m t a P

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