The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 12, 1975 · 37
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Jayhawks Black Mnwi Nebraska Among the few Husker partisans disap- Ruchx.uarH . ... ... nnlnto1 nrlth (ha oama Rushes-varrlt Pasting yards Rettrn yards Passes Punts -Fumbles-lost Penalties H21 59-2SS 56 139 I 30 2-1M 13-33-1 10-45 5-44 6-1 4-1 2-13 3-33 By VlrgU Parker Credit the Black Shirts with another victory. Nebraska's famed defensive unit came to the rescue of a sputtering offense Saturday at Memorial Stadium as the Cornhuskers opened Big Eight action with a 1W) win over the Kansas Jayhawks. It marked the fourth time in five years Nebraska has shut out Kansas and 76,285 red-clad fans the 11th largest crowd in Nebraska history were on hand to enjoy the Homecoming Day result. f 4- 1 .Mil.. JfA'tt , 1V ,i 1 -Jf 1 4-' 11 Mike Fultz (72) and George Mills (75) put heavy defensive issouri, Oklahoma St. Missouri First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards 15 26 58-223 79 5 2-13-1 2-39 2-1 4-35 48-176 ' 408 89 22-30-0 8-44 3-3 7-77 By Dave Sittler Columbia, Mo. Had Nebraska's quarterbacks and receivers attended Missouri's 41-14 shellacking of Oklahoma State here Saturday, they may have found themselves spending a few sleepless nights during the upcoming week. The insomnia wouldn't be caused by fear, but anticipation. Considering how Missouri's passing attack riddled the Cowboys, you can bet your Big Red booster buttons Husker quarterbacks Terry Luck and Vince Ferragamo and Nebraska's receiving corps have visions of doing the same thing when they travel to Stillwater this Saturday. Leading the Big Eight Conference in passing defense heading into the contest, Oklahoma State was burned by a record-setting performance from Tiger quarterback Steve Pisarkiewicz and split end Henry Marshall. Pisarkiewicz, better known as "Zark," completed 20 of 27 passes, good for 371 yards, while Marshall snagged 7 aerials for an astounding 209 yards and 2 touchdowns. Marshall, a 6-3, 208-pounder, who doesn't even start for Missouri, wrote his name in both the Missouri and Big Eight Conference record books. He easily snapped the school reception record of 171 yards, which was set by Mel "Loo-ie" Boston (AP) After crafty Luis Tiant had dispensed with the Cincinnati Reds on a neat five-hitter and shut them out 6-0 in Saturday's opening game of the World Series, Boston's pitching patriarch, was asked 'what weapons he had used against the power-laden National League champions. .-.'. "Oh," he said, "slider, curve, change up, knuckleball, hesitation, and then, the motion." He forgot to include his bat. It was Tlant's seventh-inning single that started a six-run Boston rally and shattered what had been a tense pitching duel with young Don Gullett of the Reds. "The hit," shrugged the veteran righthander who will celebrate his 35th birthday next month. "I might not get another one for six months." ' That was an optimistic estimate. It took him three years to get this one. Stripped of ,his bat by the American League's designated-hitter rule, Luis had been to the plate only once since 1972. But his seventh- M pointed with the game were members of the Nebraska offense. "It seemed like we just kept taking turns making mistakes," fullback Tony Davis observed. "I thought we ran for miles up and down the field (Nebraska gained 397 yards) but then we'd make an error and couldn't get it into the end zone. "Nobody on the offense was satisfied," Davis added, "but we are 5-0. And that's never been the case since I've been here." Ferragamo Starts Quarterback Vince Ferragamo made his first start for Nebraska, but in each of the first three quarters had to give way to kicking specialist Mike Coyle when potential touchdown drives bogged down. . Coyle, who won last season's Sugar Bowl "A X - J 1 4 t is ' " V" W. . ,. ,.,,.., .i-.J..a. Pisarkiewicz OKLA. ST. (4-1) 34 Wichita St. I 20 Arkansas 1: 61 N. Tex. St. 17 Texas Tech li 14 Missouri 4 0 18 Nebraska 0 25 at Kansas N I Oklahoma N 8 at Colorado N 15 Kansas St. N 22 at Iowa State MISSOURI (4-1) 20 at Alabama 30 Illinois 27 Wisconsin 7 Michigan 41 Oklahoma St. O 18 at Colorado O 25 Kansas St. N 1 Nebraska N 8 at Iowa State N 15 Oklahoma N 22 at Kansas Gray in 1969 against Oklahoma. He also smashed the conference mark of 203 yards by Jim Doran of Iowa State in 1950 against Oklahoma. Pisarkiewicz's sizzling performance snapped the Missouri pass-yardage record set by Tiger quarterback Tony Scardino in 1951 against Oklahoma. "We contributed a lot to their success," Cowboy coach Jim Stanley said of his clubs first loss after four wins. "We knew they were a good throwing team. But their whole team played well' and we played poorly." Oklahoma State free safety Darnell Meyers, who now must contend with Nebraska's Bobby Thomas, Curtis Craig, Larry Mushinkie, Chuck Malito, etc., said, "we didn't expect Missouri to throw that much. Zark was hitting between our rotating zone defense." Adding to the Cowboys' woes, was the loss of quarterback Jimmy Derrick, who suffered an injured knee on only the sixth play of the game. ' . It was a rugged blow to the Cowpokes offense. Only two weeks ago, No. 1 quarterback Charlie Weatherbie was lost for six weeks when he sustained a broken collarbone against North Texas State. , Shows Motions, Whitewashes Cincinnati, 6-0 inning leadoff single started the rally that broke Saturday's game wide open. Until then, the man with a million motions had dueled Gullett to a scoreless standoff. Tiant was called for a balk in the fourth inning, reviving the controversy over his unorthodox pickoff motion. After a furious argument, he tried no more pickoffs but then, he really didn't have to, allowing only six baserunners after the dispute. ' In the first six innings two Red Sox runners had been cut down trying to score as Gullett squirmed out of trouble. Gullett tried to get away in the seventh, but this time the Red Sox caught him. After Tiant opened with his surprising single Dwight Evans bunted. Gullett hesitated for a moment and then tried to get Tiant at second base. But he was too late and Boston was in business with two on and none out. Denny Doyle followed with a single to left and Tiant, advancing one base at a time, made it to third. "I was hacking for that hole," said & Mm Birds; KU KO'd i),rjQ-X,JL---v the last one was a little weak for distance. Cromwell," Cornhusker coach Tom v ' ii hut it straiehtpnpd nut real well on the Osborne felt. "The ends were resDonsible m mm Oct. 12, 1975 Lincoln, Neb. ID finale with a pair of field goals and who spelled the difference in a 10-7 win over LSU to open the current campaign, was on target all three times to give Nebraska a 9-0 edge going into the fourth quarter. "I felt good on all three kicks," Coyle said of his 38, 22 and 31-yarders. "I thought j - i 4"' ' pressure on scrambling Nolan quick-footed wishbone operator to 62 yards rushing Strafe While third-string quarterback Scott Burk, a 6-2, 186-pound sophomore who started the season on defense, performed well, the Cowboys were no match for the aroused Tigers. Smarting from a 31-7 defeat to Michigan a week ago, Missouri thrilled the crowd of 60,323 with its offensive show. I-back Tony Galbreath who missed the Michigan contest with a tender ankle, got the first score on a one-yard plunge with 5:25 left in the first quarter. Pisarkiewicz gave an early indication of things to come on the touchdown drive, as the junior from Ferguson,. Mo., hit three different receivers for gains of 17, 29 and 14 yards. "Oklahoma State's linebackers were dropping to the outside all afternoon," explained Zark, who entered the game as the Big Eight's second leading passer. ' "They gave us the middle. Marshall broke off a couple of routes and I read them right." . Marshall, who alternates at split end with Randy Grossart, put Missouri up 14-0 when he latched on to a 32-yard Pisarkiewicz toss at the 10:35 mark of the second period. Oklahoma State made a charge at the Tigers, when split end Gerald Bain made a one-handed circus catch of a Burk pass and raced 72-yards to score midway through the second period. But back roared the Zark-to-Marshall passing combo. This time it was a 75-yard bomb, as Marshall caught the pass on the Cowboy 48 and outran the Oklahoma State secondary to the end zone. Doyle, whose-hit went to the opposite field. "I was trying to go that way." With the bases loaded, Carl Yastrzemski came to the plate. 'The acknowledged leader of the Red Sox had made a circus catch to stifle a Reds' rally in the top of the inning, and this time Yaz contributed with his bat, lining a bit to right field. The runners held, sensing that Ken Griffey might have a chance for the ball. Yaz knew better. "No chance for him," Yaz said. "I placed it just right." When the ball dropped in front of Griffey, Tiant tottered toward the plate and Griffey gunned the throw in the direc-'tion of catcher Johnny Bench, who'already Rain Forecast Boston (AP) National Weather Service forecasters say showers are likely for Sunday, when the Cincinnati Reds meet the Boston Red Sox in Game No. 2 of the World Series. a&rfnbj44 but it straightened out real well on the way." Kansas rame into the game with the league's leading offense. It's new wishbone attack, installed by first-year head coach Bud Moore, had gobbled up more yardage than the same formation used by Oklahoma. Jayhawk quarterback Nolan Cromwell had averaged nearly 250 yards by himself while running the keeper play in his last two starts. Kansas didn't do that well as a team against the Black Shirts. The 'Hawks managed just 177 yards and 70 of that came on two plays just before halftime. Cromwell totaled just 02 yards on 19 carries. The defense did an excellent job on 4 Cromwell (9). It was this type of pursuit which limited KU's on 19 carries. Okla. St., 41-14 Steve Pisarkiewicz Pin-Point Passing A 5-yard run by OSU halfback Terry Miller cut the margin to 21-14 with 4:08 left in the third quarter, but then it was all Missouri the rest of the contest. Tim Gibbons booted two field goals from 32 and 40 yards out, Lee Lewis raced 48 yards on a punt return and halfback Steve Malty romped 5 yards as the Tigers tucked away the win in a game which opened the Big Eight schedule for both clubs. Missouri's passing attack almost reached the point of the absurd, when Pisarkiewicz completed a pass to himself in the fourth quarter after Cowboy defensive tackle Phillip Dokes had batted one of Zarks passes up in the air. Nebraska assistant coach Steve had tagged out two baserunners, but first baseman Tony Perez cut off the throw and Tiant crossed the plate twice. The first time he missed it. "I knew I missed it," he said, "By about a half inch. Nobody had to tell me." Tiant went back and touched the plate to make Boston's first run official. It was the only one the Cuban-born pitcher needed but the Red Sox came around with five more. Carlton Fisk drew a basesloaded walk from reliever Clay Carroll, forcing in the second run. Then after reliever Will McEnaney struck out Fred Lynn, Rico for World Series Sox officials said if the game is rained out, it will be played Monday at noon. Tickets for Sunday will be honored on Monday, the team said. Sunday's game will be televised on Channel 3 and Cable 5 starting at noon. - rn nfi 1 1 1 ' f -f 1 1-f S' t Si4rfiil tf tf Tom Osborne felt. "The ends were responsible for his containment most of the time. Bob Martin (defensive end and captain) played another great game." Tackling Great Nebraska defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin added that "to control the wishbone takes great pursuit, quickness and tackling. In the first half, our kids had as fine a tackling effort as I've ever seen." "I thought if we shut off Cromwell we'd shut down their offense," Martin said. "It was great to see that goose-egg still up on the scoreboard when it was all over." The Kansas defense, which had led the Big Eight against scoring just 35 points Continued: Page 6D, CeL 1 f V STAFF COLORPHOTO BY RANDY HAMPTON McKelvey, in Columbia scouting the game, noted, "I think Oklahoma State got down a bit when it lost its quarterback early. They didn't seem able to come back from that. "But they have three rough running backs (Miller, Ken Walker and Robert Turner). Missouri just found the open people and put points on the board when they got close to the goal line." Stanley, in his third season at Oklahoma State, said, "I didn't dream we'd play so poorly on defense." The Cowboy coach said he didn't anticipate making any changing in his defensive secondary for the Nebraska game, because, simply, "The players we had out there today are the best we've got. I don't have any other way to go." Admitting he hasn't had time to study the Cornhuskers, Stanley added, "what the heck, if we play the way we did today, it won't even be a contest against Nebraska." Oklahoma State 0 7 7 0 14 Missouri 7 14 3 17 41 MO - Galbreath 1 run (Gibbons kick). MO Marshall 32 pass from Pisarkiewicz (Gibbons kick). OS Bain 72 pass from Burk (Dalgle kick). MO - Marshall 75 pass from Pisarkiewicz (Gibbons kick). OS - Miller 5 run (Daigle kick). MO - FG Gibbons 32 MO - FG Gibbons 40 MO - Lewis 48 punt return (Gibbons kick). MO - Mally 5 run (Gibbons kick) A - 60,323 INDIVIDUAL LEADERS PASSING: Missouri - Pisarkiewicz 20-27-0 - 371. OSU - Burk 2-13-1 - 79. RECEIVING: Missouri - Marshall 7-209, Grossart 6-69, Steward 4-62. OSU - Bain 1-72, Lisle 1-7. RUSHING: Missouri - Galbreath 13-42, Brown 7-33, Blakeman 10-32, Woods 4-28. OSU - Turner 18-86, Miller 13-73, Walker 9-51. Petrocelli stroked a two-run single and Rick Burleson's third hit of the game drove in another. Cecil Cooper's sacrifice fly completed the six-run rally. For Tiant, that was much more than enough. He wiped out the last six Reds in order, completing his masterpiece with only 113 pitches. He made 13 of those deliveries to the dangerous Bench in the fourth inning after Tiant's controversial pickoff move to first base caused umpire Nick Colosi to call a balk on him. Tiant had wiped out the first 10 Cincinnati batters in order before Joe Morgan singled with one out in the fourth. Now the cat-and-mouse-game between Tiant and Morgan began. The Red Sox righty with the herkyjerky move threw over to first base four times, once almost catching Morgan leaning the wrong way. On his fifth throw Colosi of the National League signaled the balk. "It was a double dip of the knee and it stipulates balk," Colosi said. "Moving the knee is the breaking point to throw and "irti -J n1 r J f Third Down Failures Worry NU By Bob Owens Nebraska won its first four football games this season, thanks, in part, to a high rate of short-yardage third down conversions. Against Kansas Saturday, even though the Cornhuskers won the game 16-0, they almost drew a blank on those key plays. Just once in eight chances at third down, three yards to go or less, did they get the necessary yardage. "All year we've been doing a good job on third down, but today it was just the opposite," Coach Tom Osborne said. "Today we were terrible. We've got some work to do offensively." Blackshirts Sparkle Osborne and the offensive unit, however, were the only people in the dressing room who seemed concerned about what had happened. It was a day for the Blackshirt defensive unit. "The defense played an outstanding football game," Osborne said. Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin concurred. "We were up against our biggest challenge so far," Kiffin said, noting that the Huskers limited the Kansas offense to 121 rushing yards. "They came in here leading the Big Eight with an average of 317 yards a game. "It was just a great team effort and I'm proud of them. I won't single out anybody for having a good game. We always want to make sure nobody has a bad game. Tough at the Goal-line "We're playing great goal-line defense. Nobody has scored on the first team when they've been inside the 10." Kiffin obviously was referring to the blocked field goal by end Ray Phillips near the end of the half after Kansas had unleashed a 70-yard bomb from Nolan Cromwell to Waddell Smith to the Husker three-yard line. On the first play, Bob Martin hit Billy Campfield and caused him to fumble the ball out of bounds for a three-yard loss. Then with time running out, Dennis Kerbel's 23-yard field goal try got no farther than Phillips' outstretched arms. Offense Sputters Getting back to the offensive problems which caused the Huskers to settle for three field goals, Osborne said they were the result of good Kansas defense mostly and not because of poor play-calling. "They played a goal line defense on the short yardage situations," Osborne said. "And we worked against it all week. We had some mistakes, but they had great individual efforts." Osborne said to counteract the KU defense "you've got to hurt it by throwing the ball. We had a couple of passes called and checked out of them and a couple of times we couldn't get the pass off. We should have been able to hurt them passing, but we didn't do it." Luck vs. Ferragamo Osborne said he didn't go to Terry Luck a't quarterback in place of Vince Ferragamo because Vince was not playing well. "I just wanted Terry to play some. I've said all along I feel they're interchangeable. Both are doing a good job." A big play that didn't connect near the end of the first half, just before Mike Coyle's second field goal, was a quick-out to Bobby Thomas in the end zone. "Bobby was wide open and Vince just missed him by about two inches," Osborne said. Osborne said Kansas had some fine backs, but noted the Jayhawks may be a little short on offensive linemen. That combination, plus Nebraska's fine defensive line, produced the second Husker shutout of the season. Linebackers must have done their job well, too. Their first responsibility was the fullback, who is the first option in. the Continued: Page 60, Col. 5 How Top 20 Fared 1. Ohio Stat (5-0) def. Iowa, 49-0. 2. Oklahoma (5-0) def. Texas, 24-17. 3. USC (5-0) def. Wash. St., 28-10. 4. Nebraska (5-0) def. Kansas, 16-0.., 5. Texas (4-1) lost to Oklahoma, 24-17. , 6. Texas A4M (5-0) def. Texas Tech., 38-9. - 7. Alabama (4-1) def. Washington, 52-0. 8. Michigan (3-0-2) def. Michigan St., 16-6. 9. Ptnn SUM) def. West Virginia, 39-0. 10. West Virginia (4-1) lost to Penn St., 39-0. 11. Arliona St. (5-0) def. New Mexico, 16-10.' 12. Missouri (4-1) def. Oklahoma St., 41-14. 13. Colorado (4-1) def. Miami, Fla., 23-10. 14. Oklahoma St. (4-1) lost to Missouri, 41-14. 15. Michigan St. (3-2) lost to Michigan, 16-6. 16. Notre Damt (4-1) def. North Carolina, 21-14. 17. Arizona (4-0) def. UTEP, 36-0. 18. Florida (4-1) def. Vanderbilt, 35-0. 19. TennessM (3-1) def. LSU, 24-10. 20. Miami, 0. (4-1) def. Oayton, 10-0. he moved it twice. Anytime you deceive a baserunner it's a balk. It's up to the judgment of the individual umpire. I saw a balk and I called it. What's the big deal about it?" (1st dime) cincmnitl Rose 3b Morgan 2b Bench c Perei lb Foster If Concepcin ss GrHfev rf Gernnlmo cf Gullett p CCarroll p MrEnaney p Totals Boston brhM 4 0 00 4 0 20 4 0 00 4 0 0 0 4 0 2 0 4 00 0 30 10 1 000 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 abrhbi 4110 3120 4111 3101 4 0 2 0 3 12 2 3 0 3 1 3 0 0 1' 3110 Evans rf Doyle 2b Yastrimsk If Fisnc Lynn cf Petrocelli 3b Burleson ss Owner lb Tiant p 3l 0 SO Totals 30 t 12 t 000 000 000-0 000 000 Wx-4 Cincinnati (NL) Boston IAL) DP-Clnclnnatl 2. LOB-Clnclnnatl 6, Boston 9. 20-Morgan, Pttrocolll, Griffey. S-Doyle, Evans. SF-Cooper. bb w 4 3 . VI. Gullett L CCarroll McEnaney Tiant W r tr 4 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 Gullett pitched to 4 betters In 7th; C Carroll pitched to 1 batter In 7th. T-2:j7. A-35,205. ' . . $ f TV ' i-'j-f j.iir i-i 1 j , tir

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