Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 5, 1980 · 34
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"1 8D , Oct. 5, 1980 Lincoln, Neb., Sunday Journal and Star Huskers -From Page ID- braska had 2:37 to move 80 yards for a winning touchdown. It was not an impossible task. Both of Nebraska's scoring drives in the first half had covered that distance. In the first quarter, the Huskers went 80 yards in eight plays. The second-quarter touchdown came after another 80-yard march, again in eight plays. ; Bat the prospects were not bright. Nebraska had moved just 7, 25, 14, 7, 3, 4 and 22 yards on its seven previous posses-ston$ m the second half before losing the ball to a determined Seminole defense. Pas interference called The ball moved upfield 15 yards on the first play when Florida State was called for pass interference. It was the first penalty of the game against the Semi-noles. (Nebraska already had been flagged five times.) Then quarterback Jeff Quinn hooked up with Todd Brown - who had caught both first half touchdown passes for eight yards. Two more completions, to Anthony Steels and Jeff Finn, sand-Wicjied between two runs by Jarvis Red- wine, appeared to give the Huskers a first down at the Seminole 29. But, another flag! Holding against Nebraska moved the ball back to the 44. It was double trouble. Redwine, after gaining 145 yards for the afternoon, was hurt on the play. The penalty didn't stop the Huskers, however. Quinn fired a 23-yard pass to John Noonan for a first down at the Florida State 21. Then Quinn ran for five more to the 16. But the clock was becoming as big an obstacle to overcome as the Seminole defense. Just 34 seconds remained. Time out. After Redwine's injury, sophomore Roger Craig was at I-back. He skirted the right side for 13 yards to the three. Fumble! But guard Joe Adams recovered. Just 17 seconds remained. A third and final time out was called. Needed to pass "We felt we would have to pass for the touchdown," Osborne reasoned later. "If we tried a running play and it came up short, the Florida State players would be slow getting up off the pile and the game would be over before we could get off another play." So Quinn tried a pass to Steels. Incomplete. Then he rolled left, looking for Brown in the end zone. The Husker split end was double covered. Quinn felt he could make the corner of the end zone by running. But he was collared by Florida State linebacker Paul Piurowski. Close, but no cigar. Quinn fumbled on that final play, but the turnover Nebraska's fourth of the afternoon was meaningless. The Huskers could not have lined up for another play in the 10 seconds that remained. "It's easy, standing on the sidelines, to say Jeff should have just thrown the ball out of the end zone when he saw Todd covered," Osborne said. "But I wouldn't second-guess him. He thought he had a chance to make it. We went 77 yards. But we needed 80." Osborne and defensive coordinator Lance Van Zandt both felt the key play of the game came when Florida State completed a 40-yard pass from quarterback Rick Stockstill to end Phil Williams, putting Florida State in position for Capece's final field goal. It came on a third-down, 13-yards-to-go play from the Seminole 28. Russell Gary pushed Osborne said Williams pushed off Nebraska defender Russell Gary in order to make the catch. Van Zandt agreed. "We had liim perfectly covered with Ric (Lindquist) in front and Russell behind," Van Zandt said. "The ball was un-derthrown and he (Williams) pushed Russell out of the way to get to it. You can't say one play wins or loses a game. But, if that's called, it's also a loss of down and they have to punt. Then, on our final drive, we can kick a short field goal to win. But, after their final field goal, we're four points down and have to score a touchdown to overcome their lead." "I don't want to take anything away from Florida State," Osborne said. "I felt they would be the best team we would play to this stage and they were. They had an excellent defense a year ago and had eight senior starters returning. We thought the strongest part of their game would be their defense and it was." Osborne called Nebraska's third-quar ter play "terrible offensive football. We played pretty well in the first half, but lost the momentum in the third quarter because of penalties and errors. We gave them good field position throughout the second half." Ultimately, the kicking game proved to be the difference. Florida State's second field goal came after NU punter Scott Gemar fumbled the snap. The next one followed an interception of a Quinn pass. And the fourth, which ultimately put the game out of reach, came after the long, and disputed, Florida State pass completion. First-quarter score Nebraska scored near the end of the first quarter, moving 80 yards mostly on passes from Quinn to Noonan (25 yards) and Tim McCrady (22 yards). His TD toss to Brown covered the final eight yards. The next touchdown was a 12-yarder to Brown after Redwine ran for gains of 30 and 23 yards. That made it 14-0. Capece kicked his first field goal from 32 yards out, with 54 seconds left in the half to close the gap to 14-3. After Omar's fumble on the punt play early in the third quarter, Florida State couldn't move the necessary 17 yards, so Capece got his second from 27 yards. It was 14-6. Then came a pass interception. Florida State turned that break into a quick touchdown, then tried a two-point conversion to tie the score. The pass play failed and left Nebraska clinging to a narrow 14-12 advantage. That didn't last long. Redwine fumbled and the Seminoles took advantage of still another opportunity. Capece hit from 40 yards out, giving Florida State the lead. Then came the clincher, as time was running out. "I told the players that we're 3-1 in non-conference play." Osborne said. "That's not great, but it's not bad. We still have a fine team. What we need is more concentration. We have to play more error-free football. "There's no sense in looking back. Kansas is next. We've got to regroup and reach our next goal - winning the Big Eight Conference championship." Scout says NU will be Vounded elephant9 By Ken Hambleton Staff Sports Writer So Nebraska lost. It didn't matter much to either Kansas scout Bernie Taylor or Pittsburgh scout Bob Davie. "It doesn't matter much, except the obvious problem we're going to have with Nebraska next week," said Taylor, a former coach at KU. "They'll be like a wounded elephant. It'll probably just make things tougher for everyone left on Nebraska's schedule," said Pitt defensive end Coach Davie, who was scouting Florida State, the Panthers' next opponent. "Here was a team with a shot at No. 2, because Ohio State lost, and they ran into problems with turnovers, an opponent with a great defense, and ran out of time," Taylor said. "Hey, I think Nebraska is just awesome. They do everything so well, and here Florida State's defense just got right after them," Davie said. "So you know how seriously we're going to take Florida State next week, and how seriously we'll take Nebraska if we meet up in a bowl game at the end of the year. "Nebraska seemed to get a little conservative, with the two tight ends, in the second half. But heck, take away those turnovers and Nebraska is running up the score," the Pitt coach said. Taylor admitted he was rooting for Nebraska out of conference pride. "With Oklahoma losing, Nebraska was the pride of the conference," he said. "And they still are, even though they aren't going to be in the top three. "I was almost sure Nebraska was going to score on their final drive. They did everything expect get across the goal line. That pass on third and 12, the surprising run by Roger Craig. I figured that run would do it," Taylor said. "But how can you figure anything in college football. "Florida State hasn't given up anything all year, except the touchdown to Miami. And Nebraska ran all over them, all through them and just blew Florida State apart in the first half," Taylor said. "They swarmed all over the ball carrier and Nebraska never got good field position, because of the turnovers, and FSU's kicking," he said. "Nebraska really didn't show any weaknesses, even though thy couldn't score in the second half. The Huskers are balanced in passing and running, and their defense gave up a couple of field goals when turnovers had their back to the wall, so you know we're in for a big battle," Taylor said. "They did everything they could to win the game, except outscore Florida State." Taylor was surprised at the outcome of the Kansas-Syracuse game, which the Jay-hawks won 23-8 Saturday. "We figured that if we were going to win any of our fust four games, it would have been against Louisville. Well, we tied Oregon, played pretty good against Pittsburgh, lost to Louisville last week and beat a good Syracuse team tins week." he said. 5 pTT ''Wyrii STAFF PHOTO BY HUMBE RTO RAMI REZ Nebraska wide receiver John Noonan (95) is hauled down from behind by Seminole defensive back Monk Bonasorte (42) after catching a pass from Jeff Quinn late in the first quarter. The play picked up 25 yards down to the Florida State 43-yard line, and set up the Huskers' first touchdown. E See Keith . . . To use your office phone In your kvcM JOHNSON FM BUSINESS RADIOS at BEST COMMUNICATIONS 3300 "O" St. 477-8007 nnwneir you tn 1 do better tw "BEST' nmm Ijm" J 1 f$, . Florida State defensive back Bobby Butler (21) gets a hold on Husker I-back Jarvis Redwine (12) with 3:34 remaining in the first quarter, but not enough to stop a STAFF PHOTO BY HUMBERTO RAMI REZ six-yard gain. Redwine, the nation's leading rusher entering the contest, gained 145 yards on 25 attempts Saturday. FSU center passes first test By Chuck Sinclair Staff Sports Writer Jerry Coleman had made plans to watch Florida State battle Nebraska on television at a friend's apartment in Tallahassee, Saturday afternoon. The sophomore walkon from Savannah, Ga., who isn't even pictured in the Florida State press guide, figured he'd be left at home along with his older brother, Mike, a senior walk-on. The younger Coleman watched the game all right face-to-face with Nebraska middle guard Curt timeline as the Seminoles' starting offensive center. It didn't take long after Florida State had sealed its upset of third-ranked Nebraska for Coleman to figure out which place he'd rather be. "It's hard enough believing that I just started a varsity football game," Coleman said. "I don't know when I'm going to believe we actually won the game." Just a week ago Coleman played the entire junior varsity game against Monroe Institute. Playing at Nebraska, he said, was a little bit different "I was nervous . . . real nervous," he said. "But I really didn't think I'd have any trouble getting the snaps right. I've never had problems with that. But the coaches prepared me well. They showed enough confidence in me to start me; I felt like I should show them something in return." Coleman showed them he wasn't a bad replacement for the injured John Madden. He won the starting position by fumbling fewer snaps in practice last week than the freshman he was competing against. "That was Jerry Coleman's first college football game today," coach Bobby Bowden said. "And against Nebraska. He does not have a scholarship, but I think he just earned one today. I'm not sure, but I think he did a great job." "You don't know how desperate we looked last week for someone who didn't fumble snaps," Bowden said. "We based our decision on who had the best week of practice, and Jerry had fewer fumbles than the other guy. We were going to start Jerry. And if he was terrible, and we had a chance to win the game, we would've put Madden in there. But if Jerry could just hang in there, we were going to leave him in." Jerry hung in - and fared well against Hineline. "People were concerned that I'd .never been tested," Coleman said. "Shoot, I'd been playing on the scout team all the time against the best in America. There's no better than Ron Simmons. That really helped me out" Coleman never even thought about missing a snap until just 10 seconds remained after Florida State pounced on Nebraska quarterback Jeff Quinn's fumble. "That's the only time I worried about it," he said. "I could see the guy in front of me cranking up, but I got the ball to Rick (Stockstill) and took the hit. After Rick had the ball the guy could tee off all he wanted on me." Cassell leads LNE to fourth OMAHA Led by all-around champion Mike Bowers, Omaha Northwest won the boys team championship at the Millard Invitational gymnastics meet with a score of 140.67, Fremont tops Columbus COLUMBUS - Quarterback Darryl Peitzmeier led the third-ranked Fremont Tigers to a 26-0 victory over Columbus Saturday night. Peitzmeier finished the game with 119 yards passing while completing 9-of-18 attempts. Tiger running back Bryan Siebler rushed for 126 yards on 19 carries as the Tigers rolled up 362 yards in total offense. Fremont U, Columbus 0 Fremont 7 7 12 0 26 Columbus 0 0 0 0 0 Fremont Kennv Chrtstensen (21 23, 40 poss from Peitzmeier; Greg Erlckson 3 pass from Peitzmeier; Bryan Siebler 29 run. PAT Paul Ronhovde (2) kicks. Omaha Creighton Prep was second at 131.1. Bowers all-around total was 53.85 and he finished first in each event. His highest score was a 9.4 in the vault. Jeff Cassell of Lincoln Northeast finished sixth in all-around with a score of 40.15 to lead the Rockets to a fourth place team finish. LNE's score was 117.94. Cassell's fifth place on the horizontal bar was Northeast's highest individual placing. Omaha Burke won the girls title, edging Omaha North, 119.85-118.40. Char Hageman of Papillion was the all-around champion, beating Paula Kuker of Burke 35.15-35.05, despite Kuker's winning two individual events to her one. Northeast finished 11th with a team total of 101.75. 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Conversion: Seibel kick. 14-3 Capece 32 field goal :M Drive: 72 yards in 14 plays. Highlighted by Stock-still's 11-yard run and 9 and 10-yard passes to Piatt. THIRDQUARTER 14-e Capece 27 field goal 10:4 Drive: 17 yards in 4 plays following Gemar's fumble on attempted punt. 14-12 Plant run 5:17 Drive: 47 yards In 7 plays following Jonson's Interception of a Quinn pass. Highlighted by three Piatt runs for 15 yards and a 15-yard Stockstill to Phil Williams pass. Conversion: Two-point pass attempt failed. 14-15 Capece 40 field goal 1:16 Drive: 34 yards In 7 plays following Redwine fumble. Highlighted by a 16-yard pass from Stockstill to Whiting. FOURTH QUARTER 14-18 Capece 41 field goal 2:37 Drive: 80 yards In 10 plays. Highlighted by Stock-still's 40-yard pass completion to Phil Williams on third-and-thirteen. Florida State 0 3 12 3 Nebraska 7 7 0 0 Individual Statistics 18 14 67- 64-133 63- 70-133 66-68134 66-69135 65- 70-135 66- 69-135 64- 71-135 69-67136 68- 68136 67- 69136 65- 71-136 69- 67136 68- 69137 67- 70 13V 68- 70-138 71-67-138 70- 68-138 69- 69138 69-70-139 69-70-139 69-70-139 67-7J-139 67-7J-I39 Nebraska Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Redwine 25 145 5.8 Johnson 6 15 2.5 Craig 1 13 13.0 Franklin 6 23 3.9 Quinn 9 7 0.8 Steels 1 8 8.0 Passing No. Co. Yds PI Quinn 30 15 167 2 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Brown 4 51 Noonan 2 48 McCrady 2 27 Johnson 1 5 Redwine 3 7 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Gemar 5 223 44.6 Punt Returns No. Yds. Llegl 3 2 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Craig 1 17 Defense Linemen UT AT TT J.Williams 4 0 4 Clark 3 1 4 . Hineline 6 0 6 Waechter 4 6 10 T. Williams 4 1 5 Nelson 7' 2 9 Llndstrom l 0 1 Adams 1 0 1 Linebackers Baker g 7 15 B.Williams 4 4 8 Felicl 1 0 1 Backs Johnson 1 0 1 McCrady 1 0 1 Steels 1 0 1 Lewis .-. 3 0 3 Lindquist 2 1 3 Sims 2 1 3 Gary 3 2 5 Means 1 0 1 Florida State Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Piatt 20 48 2.4 Whiting 7 -1 -0.1 R. Williams 2 2 1.0 Stockstill 10 -27 -2.7 McKinnon 1 -10 -10.0 Passing No. Co. Yds PI Stockstill 25 15 154 0 Harris....;. 1 0 0 0 Pass Receiving No. Yds. P. Williams 3 62 H.Johnson 1 13 Whiting 6 41 Piatt 3 26 Mowatt 2 12 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Stark 7 339 48.4 Punt Returns No. Yds. Piatt 1 -2 Henry l. 7 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. McKinnon 1 . 17 Piatt 1 21 Interception Returns No. Yds. Bonasorte 1 20 Jones l 8 Defense Linemen UT AT TT S. McLean 0 2 2 A. Scott 6 2 8 Macek J 1 3 Simmons ,.2 1 3 Gilbert 2 1 3 Ga. Futch 2 2,4 Coursey 5 1 6 Linebackers Herring n 3 14 Hester l 0 1 Piurowski 12 6 18. Brownies 0 ' 1 1 Backs Butler 3 2 5 K. Jones 8 1 Bonesorte 5 1 6 J.Harris 2 3 5 L. 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