The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 26, 1975 · 45
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vmce)ihle f y Jusk Ask CK 63' Halloween Gomes Early For Buffs 4 , , if & V,.' NUInf ft". Colo Neb. 20 29 38-268 77-350 186 165 0 28 13-35-2 10-16-0 3-38 3-35 7-6 1-1 8-73 8-70 First downs... Rushes-yards .. Passing yards Return yards . Passes Punts Fumbles-lost . . . Penalties yards By Virgil Parker It was a Colorado Buffalo stampede alright. But it looked more like a Chinese fire drill, as the Buffs from Boulder were chased in six different directions at once by a relentless Big Red Machine. Nebraska, stunned by a Colorado touchdown on the third play of the game, roared back to tally six times in the first half to grab a 42-7 lead and then coasted to a 63-21 Big Eight football victory Saturday afternoon. A jam-packed Memorial Stadium crowd of 76,509 partisan fans enjoyed the fun so much nobody headed for the exits until after the Huskers amassed a lopsided 63-7 advantage. It was the most points for Nebraska since a 77-7 win over Army in 1972. A confused herd of Buffaloes aided the Husker cause. Colorado was guilty of nine Turnovers seven fumbles (one was technically a muff) and two pass interceptions and Nebraska turned six of them into touchdowns. Three Gifts Three of those TDs were gifts, following a bad pitchout, a bobbled kickoff (not recorded in the statistics as a fumble since the Buffs never had possession) and a mishandled center snap. But the other three tallies followed hardhitting play by Nebraska's vaunted Black Shirt defense. Ray Phillips and Wonder Monds unloaded on CU quarterback David Williams and Dave Butterfield recovered to lead to one TD. Butterfield nailed Buff fullback Terry Huskers on TV Nebraska football fans got a double dose of good news Saturday afternoon. Not only did the Huskers maul Colorado, but ABC-TV announced that next weekend's crucial clash with Missouri will be on the tube. The game in Columbia will be moved up in time. The TV coverage will begin at 11:30 a.m., with the kickoff set for noon. Kunz after he caught a pass and made him cough up the ball. Monds pounced on that one and the Husker scored two plays later. Chuck Jones timed another pass perfectly to make an interception to lead to still another score. The three other Colorado turnovers didn't figure in the final count. Jim Wightman caused one fumble with a smashing tackle, Colorado messed up the snap on a punt for another "gift" turnover and Husker defender Tom Coccia made a late-game pass interception. But nothing materialized from that trio. Early Halloween Halloween isn't until next Friday, but the Buffaloes probably thought the ghosts and goblins were spooking them a week early after their afternoon of frustration. "There wasn't any way to hold the score down when we kept getting turnovers inside the 30 yardline," Cornhusker coach Tom Osborne observed. Continued: Page 4E, Col. 1 Big Eight Standings All games Conf. Nebraska 7-0 3-0 Oklahoma 7-0 3-0 Missouri 5-2 2-1 Colorado 5-2 1-2 Oklahoma State ..5-2 1-2 Kansas 4-3 1-2 Iowa State 4-3 1-2 Kansas State 3-4 0-3 This Week's Results Nebraska 63, Colorado 21 Oklahoma State 35, Kansas 19 Missouri 35, Kansas State 3 Oklahoma 39, Iowa State 7 Next Week's Foes Nebraska at Missouri Oklahoma at Oklahoma State Kansas State at Kansas Colorado at Iowa State Osborne To Miss Extra Point Club The Extra Point Club luncheon will convene Monday at the Elks Club as usual, but Nebraska head football coach Tom Osborne will not be there to talk about the game against Colorado or the upcoming foe, Missouri. Osborne, NU athletic director Bob Devaney, many of the Husker assistant coaches and 30 to 40 athletes will be in Omaha attending the funeral of former Big Red defensive end Tom Pate. Pate died Tuesday of injuries suffered Oct. 18 in a Canadian Football League game in Calgary, Alberta. One of the assistant coaches will talk at the luncheon and the Colorado-Nebraska game films will be shown, Osborne said. ti ..... Tony Davis (25) gallops to daylight as Rik Bonness (54) and Greg Jorgensen (63) Cabral (49). Quarterback Vince Ferragamo (15) help open a huge hole in the Colorado defense. All-American Bonness controls the handoff . 290-pound Charlie Johnson (72) while Jorgensen (on the ground) blocks Brian Ferragamo's Play Draws Osborne's Praise Self-A By Bob Owens One of the reasons for Nebraska's unexpected success in moving the football early in Saturday's game against Colorado was a scouting report, but it wasn't the one assistant coach Dick Beechner brought back from last week's Colorado victory over Missouri. The Cornhusker coaching staff did a bit of self-analysis prior to the game, studying films to learn everything their undefeated squad had been doing offensively in the first six games. "Early in the game we tried to go against our normal tendencies," Coach Tom Osborne said after the 63-21 triumph over the tenth-rated Buffaloes. "This time of year you start charting yourself." Spring the Unusual As a result of that scouting report, Nebraska did a lot of things differently than they had been doing and just about everything worked. The Huskers scored touchdowns the first three times they had possession of the football. "We'd get into the power-I and instead of running toward the power set we'd run Missouri Trounces Kansas State. 35-3 KAN. Stat! 9 39-92 76 9 8-21-1 7-42 2-2 3-24 Missouri 23 66-318 78 57 8-13-0 5-38 3-2 8-73 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards COLUMBIA, Mo. (AP) - Junior college transfer Curt Brown took advantage of his first starting assignment and galloped for two touchdowns, sparking 15th-ranked Missouri to a 35-3 rout of undermanned Kansas State in Big Eight Conference football Saturday. The 5-foot-10T200-pound Brown, filling in for . injured Tiger tailback Tony Galbreath, flashed six yards in the opening period to cap an 82-yard Missouri drive after Kansas State took aJ-0 lead. In the third quarter, after his third down runs helped set up Missouri's second touchdown, Brown rambled 27 yards through a sagging Kansas State defense for his second score. Quarterback Steve Pisarkiewicz, following a slow start delivered a. 10-yard pass to tight end Charley Douglass for Missouri's second touchdown late in the second period. Only 44 seconds later, freshman Leo Lewis gathered in a Kansas State punt at his own 49, sidestepped a tackier and spinned 51 yards to establish a 21-3 Missouri lead. Pisarkiewicz rolled out for three yards and Brown sprinted to his second touchdown following a short Kansas State punt in the opening five minutes of the final half. Both Pisarkiewicz and Brown soon afterward retired for the day the Tigers halted a dying K-State thrust with a fumble recovery at their one in the game's final seven minutes. Missouri's victory spearheaded by Brown's 141 rushing yards on 21 carries, boosted the Tigers' season record to 5-2 and their Big Eight mark to 2-1 Bill Sinovic, a 6-11 junior, spared badly outplayed Kansas State a shutout by booting a 49yard field goal in the game's ;S '!,' Vsv;- ';::?vW'!:; - ;t 1 ' r , k if fvno nalysis away from it," Osborne explained. "Or we'd throw out of it. We tried to do some things like that and it worked pretty well. "Then, as the game went along, we went more and more with our basic I and forgot all the ginger-bread stuff. When it counted the first three or four touchdowns we were going with a lot of stuff that was a little different." Ferragamo Credited Osborne thought another factor in the ease of the victory was the play of quarterback Vince Ferragamo, who not only hit 8 of 10 passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns, but who checked off well at the line of scrimmage. "We mixed things up pretty good and Vince checked off well at the line," Osborne said. "Colorado had some offset line stuff and some stacks and Vince handled it very well. He had a great day. I can't see much to fault. He has gotten a little stronger every game and I was real pleased with his play." Ferragamo's 42-yard pass for the first Husker touchdown to tie the score after Colorado's Dave Williams had gone 74 Season's Records MISSOURI (5-2) 20 Alabama 7 30 Illinois 20 27 Wisconsin. 2! 7 Michigan 31 41 Okla. State . .. . .14 20 Colorado 31 35 Kansas St 3 N 1 Nebraska N 8 at Iowa State N 15 Oklahoma N 22 at Kansas KANSAS STATE (3-4) 17 Tulsa 16 32 Wichita St o 17 Wake Forest 16 0 Texas A8.M io 7 Iowa State 17 3 Oklahoma 25 3 Missouri 35 N 1 at Kansas N 8 Nebraska N 15 at Okla. State N 22 at Colorado opening 5M minutes as the Wildcats, 3-4 over-all, fell to 0-3 in the conference. Kan. State Missouri 3 0 0 0-3 7 14 14 0-35 KS-FG Sinovic 49 MO-Brown6run (Gibbons kick) MO-Douglass 10 pass (rom Pisarkiewicz (Gibbons kick) MO-Lewis 51 punt return (Gibbons kick) MO-PlzarkiewIcz 3 run (Gibbons kick) MO-Brown 27 run (Gibbons kick) A-62,860 Fumbling Iowa Stat 14 57-167 74 6 5-17-2 7-43 6-4 9-80 Oklahoma 17 62-368 24 79 1- 4-1 2- 36 13-6 10-84 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards NORMAN, Okla. (AP)-Second-ranked Oklahoma set another record Saturday but it was a dubious one as the Sooners fumbled 13 times in plowing to a 39-7 victory over Iowa State. "There's nothing like watching two well-oiled machines," quipped Sooner defensive boss Larry Lacewell about the sloppily played Big Eight contest. "It was a sloppy game," summed up head coach Barry Switzer, whose teams have set a host of NCAA offensive marks in rolling to 22 straight Victories over 2ft seasons. The 13 Sooner fumbles broke the old school record set against Northwestern in 1959. But it was a series of Iowa State tur- -n ivr .'..lif.l;,',;;it;i if ) U tl Jf V P n I Sf' r yvj: i Rejuvenates I if m mm October 26, 1975 ie yards for the game's first touchdown was the result of a busted assignment by the Buffs. "It was a variation of what we'd been doing, but it didn't work like we thought it would," Osborne said. "They had a mix-up in their coverage. Their cornerback and safety both went with our wingback and the split end (Bobby Thomas) went right up the middle of the field and caught it at the sideline." Although there was a lot of good hitting in the game, Osborne didn't think the hits caused all of Colorado's fumbles. "A lot of them were before we got to them. Then they had people who got a little gun-shy. How Top 20 Fared 1. Ohio State (7-0) def. Purdue, 35-6. 2. Oklahoma (7-0) det. Iowa State, 39-7. 3. So. Calif. (7-0) def. Notre Dame, 24-17. 4. Nebraska (7-0) def. Colorado, 63-21. 5 .Texas A & M (7-0) def. Baylor. 19-10. 6. Alabama (6-1) def. TCU, 45-0. 7. Michigan (5-0-2) def. Indiana, 55-7. 8. Texas (6-1) def. Rice, 41-9. 9. Penn St. (7-1) def. Army, 31-0. 10. Colorado (5-2) lost to Nebraska, 63-21. 11. Arizona St. (6-0) played UTEP Sat. night. 12. Florida (6-1) def. Duke, 24-16. 13. Arizona (5-1) lost to New Mexico, 44-34. 14. Notre Dame (5-2) lost to USC, 24-17. 15. Missouri (5-2) def. Kansas St., 35-3. 16. Michigan St. (5-2) lost to Illinois, 21-19. 17. Pittsburg (5-2) lost to Navy, 17-0. 18. Maryland (5-1-1) did not play. 19. UCLA (5-1-1) def. California, 28-14. 20. South Carolina (5-2) lost to LSU, 24-6. TjHE Sunday Pro Football Washington v. Cleveland, noon, O03; Denver v. Kansas City, 1 p.m., 85; Pittsburgh v. Green Bay, 1 p.m., O; Miami v. Buffalo, 3:30 p.m., OSS. Sooners Season's Records OKLAHOMA (7-0) IOWA STATE (4-3) 62 Oregon 7 21 UCLA 37 46 Pittsburgh 10 17 Air Force 12 20 Miamlj Fla 17 10 Fla. State 6 21 Colorado 20 31 Utah 3 24 Texas 17 17 Kansas St 7 25 Kansas St 3 10 Kansas 21 39 Iowa State 7 7 Oklahoma ..39 N 1 at Okla. State N 1 Colorado N 8 Kansas N 8 Missouri N 15 at Missouri N 15 at Nebraska N 22 Nebraska N 22 Okla. State novers caused by a swarming Oklahoma defense led by 260-pound tackle Leroy Selmon that put the Cyclones in a 26-0 hole at the half and insured an easy Sooner win. While the Cyclones could not take advantage of its opponent's miscues, the lightning quick Sooners did. Ail-American halfback Joe Washington scored on runs of three and six yards to become the second leading scorer in Sooner history with 242 points. Switzer did not have an explanation for the Sooner errors. "I don't know," he said. "Those things happen. . fiiiiV -ifi,! Why.t Ft . .tfllf- "S .... T.i Sometimes that kind of thing can snowball. You get to thinking about fumbling. I'm sure it's not a lack of courage, it just is a matter of a domino effect. You lose one and then lose more." Williams Burns Huskers The Huskers had their own "foul-up" on Williams' run that stunned the 76,509 fans. "Everything possible that could have gone wrong did on that play," Husker safetyman Jimmy Burrow said. "But when you face a quarterback that good those kind of things can happen. "On the play my assignment was to go from the quarterback to the pitchman," Burrow explained. "When I came up, he cut back and the pursuit was cut off." Defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said "the linebacker made a mistake and, we missed a tackle and that was it. Their split end cracked on Wonder Monds and Dave Butterfield was up playing the pitch so we lost oar pursuit." Kiffin noted that Colorado ran the same play later on and fumbled the ball to set up one of many easy Nebraska touchdowns. W Off Burk Leads OSU Rebound Over KU Okla. Stat.. 23 69 339 56 0 5-11-0 2-52 83 1-5 Kansas 15 60-237 69 49 5-11-1 4-35 1-0 8-60 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) - Scott Burk and Robert Turner each ran for two touchdowns, lifting Oklahoma State to a surprisingly easy 35-19 Big Eight football victory Saturday over slightly favored Kansas. Burk, who started the season as the Cowboys' No. 3 quarterback, romped eight yards early in the second period to put Oklahoma State ahead for good and added his other TD on a seven-yard jaunt in the third. Turner jammed one yard into the line for the Cowboys' first six points soon after the Top ISU "Joe Washington has never been a tumbler, but he was losing the ball today. I'm pleased with the victory," he added. "But at this point we still don't have the consistency we want" Iowa State Coach Earle Bruce said he didn't know the number of his team's mistakes, "but we made plenty of them. ..You can't make mistakes and fumble twice in a row against Oklahoma. When you do, you get down real quick." "I wish Oklahoma well," Bruce said, "but I'm glad we're through wih them." The Sooners have not lost in 36 consecutive games. Iowa Stat Oklahoma Okla-Washington 3 run 0 0 7 0- 17 9 7 4-39 (DIRItmo KICK) Okla-Davlill run (DiRlinzo kick) Okla-FG DIRInzo31 Okla-Satety punt blocked out of nd zone Okla-Culbrathrun(DIRinioklck) Okla-Washington i run (DIRItmo kick) ISU Wlnacfldar 3 run II anth blrk) Okla-SKIMS RUN (oautelladt in r Tr"W i j , . 'p . ' -.1 'M t 41 -1 1 7 r v ilAhr COLORPnUTO BY WtB RAY follows through after making ense Black Shirts Stiffen "The Black Shirts played a heckuva game," he said. "Except for that one play they didn't make anything running against the first defense." Colorado actually gained just 66 rusring yards from that point until the Husker second team defense took the field with 12:29 to play in the third quarter and the score 56-7. Just about the only displeasing thing in an otherwise brilliant Husker performance was what Osborne called "a little lack of discipline toward the end of the game. "I just don't like for a Nebraska team to ever show that to start talking to the opposition to stir them up and get unnecessary penalties," Osborne said. "We should never have that. "That was the one negative thing about the ball game. There wasn't a lot of it and some of it was just retaliation, but we don't ever want to do that." Trainer Paul Schneider said the Huskers came out of the game with only the normal bumps and bruises. "When you hit like they did today, you don't get hurt." Season's Records OKLAHOMA ST. () 34 Wichita St. ...0 20 Arkansas 13 61 No. Texas St 7 17 Texas Tech . 16 14 Missouri . 41 KANSAS (4-3) u Wash. State 18 14 Kentucky 10 20 Oregon St , 0 41 Wisconsin 7 0 Nebraska 16 21 Iowa State 10 19 Okla. State ,.35 N 1 Kansas State N 8 at Oklahoma N 15 Colorado N 22 Missouri 20 Nebraska 28 35 Kansas ..19 N 1 Oklahoma N 8 at Colorado N 15 Kansas State N 22 at Iowa State start of the game, played before a homecoming crowd of 44360. Turner made his second touchdown for the Cowboys late in the third quarter with a twoyard burst that capped a 78-yard drive. Terry Miller wound up the Oklahoma State touchdown parade with a three-yard run with nine seconds remaining. Kansas managed to tie the score at 7-7 with an 18-play 80-yard drive irnmediatelv after Oklahoma State's initial touchdown, Nolan Cromwell scoring from one yard out. However, the Jayhawks couldn't score again until they trailed by 28-7 Bill Campfield took a 12-yard pass from Cromwell for one touchdown. Skip Sharp ran seven yards for another. Oklahoma State is 1-2 in the Big Eight and 5-2 over-all. Kansas is 1-2 in the conference and 4-3 for all games. The Cowboys' first touchdown was almost a gift. Kansas took the opening kickoff and had to punt on fourth down. Kicker John O'Rear fumbled the snap and O-State had the ball at the Jayhawks' 18. Miller made nine and Burk added eight on two tries before Turner ran the final yard. Oklahoma State took the lead for keeps on an eight-play drive covering 61-yards with three minutes, IS seconds gone in the second quarter. Oklahoma State Kansas 714 7 7 0 0 7-35 ia-t rtkl Tnrnr 1 run Irlnns lrlb Kan-Cromwll 1 run (Krbl kick) Okl-Burklrun (Irioniklck) Okl-Burk 7 run (Irlons kick) Okl-Turnor 2 run (Irlons kick) Ken-Campf ild 12 pass from Cromwoll (kick failed) Kan-Sharp 7 run (pau WHO) Okl-Mllltf run (Irloni kick) A-44.H4 .. .. -- ,rif

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