The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 26, 1975 · 48
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 48

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Sunday, October 26, 1975
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4E October 26, 1975, Lincoln, ! N-Ferragomo One reception probably won't mean that he'll be switched to a receiver position, but NU center Rik Bonness (54) showed Saturday he has a flare for catching the football. Quarterback Vince Ferragamo (15) sets to throw a pass (1) intended for Dave Cornhuskers Capitalize On Buffaloes9 Bobbles Continued From Page IE "That first touchdown of theirs was quite a shock, but I think our kids showed a great deal of character and ability to come back the way they did." Osbome claimed he was continually worried that something might happen to reverse the momentum to Colorado. "But everytime something bad happened it seemed to be happening to them," he added. "I was amazed that we won so easily, I was pleased with our overall effort. I thought our team played very well, even without the help from the Colorado turnovers." The eighth-largest crowd in Memorial Stadium history hardly had time to settle its seats before Nebraska fell behind, 7-0. Quick Score Colorado received the opening kickoff . The first play gained just two yards, giving false security that the Black Shirts would keep things well under control all afternoon. But Williams then passed 11 yards to split end Dave Logan. No need to worry. Just a momentary lapse. Look out! On the next play Williams kept the ball and started around right end. He faked a pitchout, suddenly cut upfield and outraced everyone on a 74-yard dash to the end zone. It was 7-0, but there weren't any red balloons in the air. The wrong team was ahead. The Cornhuskers didn't panic, however. After receiving the ensuing kickoff, Nebraska started out in its usual fashion probing here, testing there and smashing straight ahead. Monte Anthony gained four. John O'Leary added six and a first down. Anthony again. Just three this time. Then he rambled for 14 and another first down. Colorado dug in to stop the Huskers' tough running game. Just as quickly, Nebraska changed strategy. Quarterback Vince Ferragamo, performing before his parents and over 300 'Californians for Nebraska' who had made the trip from the west coast for the game, lofted a 42-yard bomb to split end Bobby Thomas to tie it up. Changed Tendency "We went away from our normal tendency quite a bit today," Ferragamo explained. "You have to be versatile and not do the same thing in the same situations all the time or people will start to zero in on you. Visitors' Views ; Compiled by Chuck Sinclair ' Defensive Tackle Bob Simpson "In all honesty, I couldn't even comprehend what happened out there today. We've been beaten bad before, but never like this. Never In my life have I been so frustrated. "What kills me, Is that I've got no idea what we were doing wrong. Usually, you can make adiustments to help shut something off, but we didn't know what was wrong." On next wok's gam with Iowa Stat: "We've just got to shrug this off. It shows we have character if we're able to put It all back together next week. . On Nebraska's football success: "I'd really like to see you guys take car of Oklahoma. We'll be all right." Wiugback Emery Moorehead " ' Talking to Nebraska's Monte Anthony, who he showed around the Boulder campus when the Buffs were trying to recruit him: "I hope you beat the hell out of Oklahoma. You really took It to us." . Fullback Terry Kunz "This was a lot different than anyone expected, and even now, I still can't comprehend it." On rash of Colorado turnovers: "God, I think everyone of our offensive players who touched the ball fumbled It at least once." ' "We're a lot better football team than we showed today, and I still think we can finish 9-2. We shouldn't have any trouble getting up for next week. If we do, we don't deserve to win." Neb., Sunday Journal and Star 1 r N-Shamblin Season's Records NEBRASKA (7-0) 10 LSI) 7 45 Indiana 0 56 TCU 14 31 Miami, Fla 16 16 Kansas 0 28 OKIa. State 20 63 Colorado . . 21 N 1 at Missouri COLORADO (5-2) California ' Wyoming '0 Wichita St 0 Oklahoma ft Miami, Fla to Missouri Nebraska " 1 at Iowa State 8 Okla. State 15 at Kansas 22 Kansas State N I at Kansis St.N N 15 Iowa State N N 22 at Oklahoma N "What was especially pleasing was the fact that we kept getting the ball into the end zone for touchdowns. The last couple of weeks we've been moving the ball up and down the field real well but would then make some mistake and bog down before we got a touchdown." Ferragamo said the offensive line "was kicking out real well and the backs were just super. They all ran hard." After Nebraska scored almost as quickly as Colorado had 69 yards in five plays the Huskers were absolutely awesome and unstoppable. Nebraska scored its nine touchdowns on the first 11 possessions. Three for three. Then the Huskers only made two first downs and had to punt. But that was followed by five touchdowns the next five times they got their hands on the ball! A Ferragamo to Thomas pass for 29 yards set up a 10-yard scoring dash by O'Leary to make it 14-7. Anthony Carries Anthony carried five of seven plays to boost the count to 21-7 at the end of the first quarter. One drive did bog down and Mike Coyle came on to kick a field goal. He missed, for one of thp few tims this year, but Colorado was offside to give the Huskers a first down. Tony Davis dived over the line for that score. The count went to 35-7 after Butterfield (a Colorado native) bounced on a CU fumble. Five plays later Ferragamo hit tight end Brad Jenkins (another Coloradoan) with a five-yard scoring pass. It only took two more plays to run the total to 42-7. The Buffs' Mike McCoy mishandled the ensuing kickoff and Kent Smith recovered at the one. O'Leary jammed that one in. At the outset of the second half, Monds recovered a fumble and Ferragamo went for broke on the first play a pass into the end zone to Thomas. He didn't catch it, but the refs caught Colorado for pass interference and Anthony went over from one yard out on the u.r... I V- 7 next play to make it 49-7. Jones' interception followed two plays later. I-back Dave Gillespie the best third-stringer in the nation who carried 22 times for 106 yards, gained his first nine yards to the two from where Gary Higgs smashed over. It was now 56-7. Gillespie Scores The last Nebraska TD came after Jeff Pullen recovered still another Colorado fumble. That took just one play as Gillespie zipped up the middle for 14 yards on a draw play. Coyle was on target on all nine PATs, running his season total to a perfect 27-for-27. With reserves in the game, Colorado scored twice to produce the final score. Williams, who led everyone with 144 yards, dashed 48 and then six to tally one. The other Buff TD was scored by fullback Jim Kelleher on a three-yard burst after reserve quarterback Jeff Austin had connected on a 20-yard pass to Steve Gaunty to get the ball close. The after-game dressing room celebration didn't last long. Missouri was quickly the topic of discussion. "We're going to have to work on our pass rush," defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin said. "It just wasn't good enough today. We know Missouri will be tough. They've beaten us the last two years." That's the way it is in the Big Eight. Every week is going to be the toughest week. Not much time to savor the joy of victory. But, as Jackie Gleason says, "How swe?t it is!" Individual Nebraska Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Ferragamo 5 19 3.8 Davis 6 24 4.0 O'Leary 7 51 7.3 Anthony 15 69 4.6 Heiser 3 8 2.7 Higgs 6 32 5.3 Luck 3 6 2.0 Garcia 4 15 3.8 Gillespie 22 106 4.8 Oonnell 5 20 4,0 Brown 1 0 0.0 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Lessman 3 105 35.0 Pass Interceptions No. Yds. Jones 1 19 Coccia 1 7 Passing No. Co Yds PI Ferragamo .. 10 8 118 0 O'Leary 1 0 0 0 Luck 5 2 47 0 Pass Receiving No. Thomas 2 Jenkins...: 3 Mushinskie 1 O'Leary 1 Davis 1 Bonness t.... 1 Malito 1 Yds. 71 22 13 5 10 5 39 Punt Returns No. Yds. Butterfield 1 3 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Thomas 1 18 Gillespie 1 26 Defense Linemen UT AT TT Phillips 2 2 4 Wied 0 3 3 Lee 2 3 5 Pullen 0 1 1 Brock 2 0 2 Martin 2 1 3 Coccia 2 0 2 Gissler 1 0 1 Linebackers Piilen 2 6. 8 Carpenter 0 2 2 Eichelberger ... 1 3 4 Wightman 1 4 S Backs Monds ...2 0 2 r - ...r : , 141 .; LiJ ,. Cd Shamblin (81) . With Colorado's Mike McCoy (26) defending, the ball glances off Shamblin's hands and pops up for anyone to catch (2). Quick to react, Bonness realizes it's a free ball and moves in for the catch (3) along with CU defenders Tom Perry (33) and f-fY myt VTWf0,W liihnfrV if Htsv i iJLVA flra, ;,4;"r );X L I C-Moorehead S lfrj V " Shk ' :sw A ; f''; i V Vm 'K;r:i TSr .4 A diving Wonder Monds (26) strains to deflect a Colorado pass meant for linebacker Gctc Piilen (61) closes Statistics smitn o 1 1 Butterfield 5 3 8 Harvey 4 0 Jones i 2 Stacey 4 0 Burrow 0 1 Valasek 1 0 Colorado Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Williams 8 144 18.0 Waddy 10 18 1.8 Kunz 5 24 4.8 Gaunty 1 6 6.0 Moorehead 1 -1 -1.0 Austin 2 12 6.0 Kelleher 9 69 7.7 Johnson 1 2 2.0 Koleski 1 -6 -6.0 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Koleski 3 115 38.3 Passing . No. Co Yds PI Williams .... 20 9 119 1 Austin 15 4 67 1 Pass Receiving No. Logan 5 Moorehead 2 Waddy l Gaunty 3 Kunz 1 Jauler l Yds. 83 27 1 50 8 17 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. McCoy ...3 13 Johnson 4 46 Gaunty 1 26 Defense Linemen UT AT TT Archer 5 2 7 Patrick 2 3 5 Vaughan 2 2 4 Johnson 2 1 3 Lolotai 0 2 2 Simpson 1 2 3 Thornton 3 4 7 Paul 3 10 13 Rice.... 2 2 4 Linebackers Roth....; 6 5 11 Perry 2 3 5 C, abral . 5 6 11 Backs Spivey i... 1 2 3 Davis 5 4 9 Perkins ,. 1 1 2 McCoy 1 6 7 McCarter 4 1 5 Tesone 12 3 Cornhusker Quotes Compiled by Dave Sittler Tight end Brad Jenkins Jenkins, who came from Ft. Collins, Colo., on playing against his homestate: "I like to beat Colorado more than any team because they didn't recruit me when Eddie Crowder (former Colorado coach) was there. I think Colorado's a lot better team then they showed. It was one of those days when we put it all together." On his touchdown pass of five-yards from Vince Ferragamo: "I take an Inside release and wait for the cor-nerback to commit himself when he thinks it's a run. I think we'vr ran that play six or seven times this year and completed every one. We didn't let up at the half. We were not going to be content until we had blown them off the field." I-back Monte Anthony , On Nebraska's first touchdown drive following Colorado's opening touchdown "Their touchdown really made us mad. We knew It was very important that we come riqht back and score. The fans might think that seven points isn't very much, but It's easy to lose the momentum. We had to score to get that momentum back." On Nebraska's running game-"We didn't think we could run that well against them before the game because they had shut down Oklahoma's running game. We had prepared to go more with a passing game. Colorado's defense was really big but not that quick because they are so heavy." Quarterback Randy Garcia On his sudden removal from the gam for attention to a wrapping on his knee: "The ref said the knee brace I wear (to protect an lnury which required surgery) was illegal because two metal buckles which hold it in place were exposed. We're going to check on It. It's the same as what Joe Namath wears on both knees. I took It off to get back in the game. .It's just a precautionary thing anyway." Defensive back Dave Butterfield Butterfield who comes from Kersey, Colo., on beating his horn state: " never dreamed It would be like this. It was like dreamland out there today." Monster back Wonder Monds On Colorado's first touchdown: "The split end Dut a crack-back block on me, and by the time I could turn around he (quarterback David Williams) was clear down-field. It was a simple option play. We lust had to settle down and suck it up after that play." , Middle guard John Lee On a knee Injury which forced to him the sidelines briefly: "Colorado's center (Pete Brock) had a real high whlpkick. When he'd hit the ground he would kick real high and caught me and my knee started getting stiff for a while. Our offense was really something today. They are really starting to make a name for themselves." a :. s. ; i ."; : McCoy. Bonness grabs the ball ahead of McCoy (4) and nearly scores a touchdown as McCoy, Bart Roth (55) and Bob Simpson (57) stop him at the Buffalo one yard line (5). Two plays later the Huskers scored their fourth touchdown. the Buffaloes' Emery in on the play. Scoring Story NU-CU How First Quarter 0-7 Williams 74 run Drive: 86 yards In 3 plays after opening kickoff. Conversion: Mackenzie kick. 7-7 Thomas 42 pass from Ferragamo Drive: 69 yards in 5 plays highlighted by rushes for 21 yards by Anthony. Conversion: Coyle kick. 14-7 O'Leary to run Drive: 57 yards in 6 plays. Big play was 29 pass from Ferragamo to Thomas. Conversion: Coyle kick. . 21-7 Anthony 2 run Drive: 36 yards in 6 plays after Butterfield recovered Williams' fumble on CU's 31. Conversion: Coyle kick. Second Quarter : 28-7 Davis 1 run Drive: 80 yards In 17 plays after CU field goal attempt no good. Conversion: Coyle kick. . 35-7 Jenkins 5 pass from Ferragamo Drive: 23 yards In 5 plays after Butterfield recovered Waddy's fumble. Conversion: Coyle kick. 42-7 O'Leary 1 run Drive: 1 yard in 2 plays, set up by K. Smith recovering McCoy's fumbled kickoff. Conversion: Coyle kick. Third Quarter 49-7 Anthony 1 run Drive: 34 yards In 2 plays, Including 33 yard pass Interference penalty. Set up by Burrow recovery of Kunz fumble. Conversion: Coyle kick. 56-7 Higgs 2 run Drive: 11 yards in 2 plays, set up by Jones pass Interception of Williams pass. Conversion: Coyle kick. : 63-7 Gillespie 14 run Drive: 14 yards In 1 play set up by Pullen recovery of M. Johnson fumble. Conversion: Coyle kick. , , 63-14 Williams 6 run Drive: 67 yards- in 4 plays highlighted Tby Williams 48 run. Conversion: Mackenzie kick. 63-21 Kelleher 3 run ,: Drive: 89 yards In 10 plays set up by C. Johnson recovery of Luck fumble. Conversion: Macken-' zieklck. Colorado......,,.,..., 7 0 14 Nebraska 21 21 21 NU Harriers Despite a first-place by Harold Stelzer, the University of ' Nebraska cross country team fell to South Dakota State, 25-34, Saturday morning on the five- lll -WSiW-WSSpW! STAFF PHOTOS BY BOB GORHAM Moorehead (40). Nebraska Scored Tim Left 14:08 12:29 :28 5:43 6:41 3:31 2:45 13:54 12:29 9:43 8:44 0:12 0-21 0-63 Lose in Dual mile Pioneer Park course.. V Sttlltr, N, 24:31; 1. Mirk Blllt, SOS, 24:52; 3. Johmton, N, 24:37; 4. Fllhw, SDS, 25:03; 5. Mlki Blllt, SOS, 25:09; t. Town, SOS, 25:12; 1. Whlttr, N, 25:16; I. Herman, SDS, 25:24; . Dunlap, SOS, 25:37; 10. WhMltr, N, 25:44. A 1

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