The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 23, 1994 · 20
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A ;.t 4 ' 32B SUNDAY, OCTOBER 23, 1994 HUSKERS LINCOLN JOURNAL-STAR y , v X "f v " S.C? S ' . . IAN DOREMUS'UNCOLN JOURNAL -STAB Missouri cornerback Kevin Mcintosh (15) breaks up a second-quarter pass intended for Nebraska split end Reggie Baul, who later caught a 43-yard touchdown pass. '" V A N v N v i n.v v J - ') ' TEDKIBKIUNCOLNJOURNAL-S1AR Larry Smith, in his first year as Missouri's head football coach, makes a point with the officials as the Nebraska team walks off the field at the end of the first half. ... . I : ; ;- ; i " " cn, -, ! V- ' MliK, -,V -- 0 .kb L -f ,,-' d) ' ..." ;r, - f-o -V . .-' : - f . I n, oa- ).,rT. ii .j:L. ' TED KIRKLINCOLN JOURNALTAR NU defensive tackle Jason Pesterfield (57) bears down on Mizzou quarterback Jeff Handy (11) for a second-quarter sack, TBlack Shirts stand p fi)r change BY CURT WCKEEVER Lincoln Journal-Star COLUMBIA, Mo. - PhU Ellis could afford a yawn while waiting for the second half of Nebraska's game against Missouri on Saturday afternoon. "We didn't make too many adjustments at half-time," said the junior linebacker. "That was strange." ' . ! ; ' What wasn't out of the ordinary was the way 1 1. I I I , J J . A - I T". . I v ine iUnuiusKcrs uuiense aumiuaieu. r or ine 'fourth straight game, the Black Shirts gave up less than 50 yards rushing (48). ' ' ; We found some weaknesses and we ran the sanie defenses a lot," said Ellis, who had six tack- BLACK SHIRTS STEP IT UP AGAIN Game-by-game defensive totals Rushing x-West Virginia J at Texas Tech, u.... UCLA. . Pacific .......... ,...... Wyoming ,........, Oklahoma State at Kansas State ......... at Missouri Totals ............................ ,H......f. Alt 38 42 35 25 21 31 23 29 244 Yds 8 147 129 84 36 40 -? 48 48S Passing x-West Virginia at Texas Tech.....; UCLA... Pacific ........ .... Wyoming.. Oklahoma State ., at Kansas State., at Missouri Totals a Com 6 11 21 27 25 6 22 19 "137 Alt Int 19 2 29 1 35 2 51 2 48 3 20 1 48 1 32 1 Yds 81 150 285 290 344 98 249 150 280 ' 13 1645 x Kichoff Classic. East Rutherford, N.J. ' les and one of three sacks recorded by the de- a fumble by Missouri' tailback Joe Freeman at fense. HVe knew they would try to run. Every" the NU1 that linebacker Ed Stewart recovered in team does because if you can't establish the run it ;. ne Cornhuskers' end zone for 'a touchback. Two makes things a lot tougher." ' t plays earlier, the Tigers had taken over at the Nebraska stretched its string of not giving up a Nebraska 9 when Clayton Baker fell on an errant rushing touchdown to 15 quarters. That dates: pitchout by quarterback Brook Berringer. back to A 42-32 win against Wyoming, the last Miles jarred the ball away from Freeman with team to score more than once against NU. "Wyoming, we got a little carried a way.. That was our learning game," Ellis said. "I think we're . getting stronger as the games are getting tough er." ; . Ellis helped pressure Missouri senior quarterback Jeff Handy, who threw for 424 yards against ' the Cornhuskers two years ago, into a 19 for 29 . passing performance. Handy finished with just a helmet hit. "He scraped outside and t was the last man there and just went for the tackle," Miles said. "We just wanted to keep them out of the end zone, so it was great to get that," ; Missouri Anally put points on the scoreboard early in the fourth quarter, when Handy hooked up with Jenkins for a 34-yard touchdown to help 150 yards and threw an interception. Cornerback the Tigers avoid being shut out for the second T 1 i . i . I J . i : m j i .. . : i . - rpL. i . .1 j M .. i u : J Barron Miles returned the interception 27 yards to the MU 23-yard line, helping to set up a third- quarter touchdown that put Nebraska ahead 21-0. 1 1 hey tried to get a slant play going similar to i the one they ran early, and when he (wide re-I ceiver Rahsetnu Jenkins) broke for the slant, I beat him to the spot," Miles said. ; i . tamer in me quarter. Miles created a Digger k momentum swing for Nebraska when he caused time this season. The play ended Nebraska's bid for a second shutout this season, " ;! ' "Handy has great throwing ability. We were just trying to contain him," Ellis said. "That was a nice catch and a nice throw. We'll give them that one." -: - .. .. , In other words. Missouri's score did nothing to spoil the mood of the Cornhuskers' defense heading into Saturday's headknocker against Colora do. o : . . . "I think it always boosts your confidence as a , team when you can go out and score a lot of points and hold your opponent to one touchdown," said senior defensive tackle Jason Pesterfield, who started for the first time at Nebraska after Terry Connealy came down with the flu Friday night. ' ,.. ; ;' . ' "V, -; ' . "Everybody Was really focused this week, it was amazing. But they're the type of team that can sting you fast, so you'd better be ready to play.' Pesterfield made his presence felt early, as he tipped Handy's first pass for an incompletion to force a punt, then recorded a sack to force another punt on the Tigers' second possession. "We knew the quarterback had a tendency to pump fake a lot The coaches told us to go to him and persevere," Pesterfield said. "I had to step up and play to our defense's level'.' ,, Based on what's happened the last three weeks, the Cornhuskers' defense looks ready for Saturday. "We've got some things for Colorado," said Ellis, when asked if Nebraska has shown its total package. "We always do." . 'r . J I l it 'f I 1 ... ....... . 'v ... - Ml . , . n'n ' nr J. .'.I .....111 imi'ii'ir i - ' lj i . i-u-,.- q Tmijiiu m Piin" 'mm -I i i- I - W C. 3 want yaf i5g.y ,:. " .. , - 1 .'i - 'It J TEO KIBKUNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR IAN OOflEMUS UNCOCN XKJRNAL-STAR A late second-quarter pass almost slips through the fingertips of Husker wingback Abdul Muhammad (27), who got past Missouri's Andre White (right) for a short gain. , TED MBKAJNCOLN JOURNAL-STAR A brave, young Nebraska fan shouts encouragement to the Huskers In front of a large group of Missouri fans. Cornhusker !-back Lawrence Phillips (1) pulls away from MU free safety Andre White on a third-quarter run. Phillips gained 110 yards, his eighth straight 100-yard-plus outing of the year, tying Bobby Reyrv olds' 44-year-old school record for consecutive 1 00-yard rushing games to start a season. . a Pi R 0 .WWW W -wL i

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