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November 23, 1975, Lincoln, Sunday Journal and Star 5C Selmons, Switzer Label in as Tops in Career if Hfc 5 uy nanay York Leroy noted, "This win meant We're giving game balls to all Norman, Okla. Saturday's everything to me because it's our our seniors for their great con- 35-10 Oklahoma wjn over first opportunity to go to a major tributions the last four years. Nebraska wasn't for the national bowl game in three years. This is like a dream come true." championship like it's been for Everyone wanted Miami's Switzer, however, is enter- the last two years. beaches and there was only one talning no false hopes of backing But you'd have never figured way to get there through ab- into another national title.
"Ohio that out amidst the post-game solute maximum effort to beat a State won today," he said, "and celebration in the Sooner locker great team like Nebraska." whoever they play in the Rose room. Superlatives poured out Switzer certainly endorsed the Bowl isn't going to beat them." with as much regularity as a "great" tag for Nebraska. He The young OU coach credited Muhammed Ali post-fight inter- used the adjective four times to his team with creating its own view. describe the Cornhuskers. breaks.
"It was a very physical game and turnovers occur." Biggest Win "We were awful lucky today," Leroy Selmon thought "if "This is the biggest win I've he admitted. "Nebraska is a today wasn't the most physical ever been associated with," 6reat football team. If they had game I've been involved in, it's Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer not 8iven us those turnovers, it one of the most physical. 4 iUNl sam as he greeted the press in wouia nave Deen vei7 aniicuit to Nebraska such a hammering team. tne sooners' weightroom after Deat NeorasKa.
his players gave him a shower with his clothes on. "When we had field Wanted It Worse "We inflict Oklahoma's defensive brother "we vej punisLen ou3es Skd duo of middle guard Dewey When we didn't "The Dressure wasn't on Selmon and tackle Leroy put the ve ld position, we had a ifStt ItowISntS triumph in the same category as very difficult time moving the fd lZ ka Switzer. ball because we couldn't gamble HiH Knf LlzTt were ready to did. But I think wanted it we worse. "After all," he pointed out, "This is definitely the biggest with our Pitch Pys.
game of my life," Dewey said. Dream Come True "There was no way one man was "We were extremely for "the only bowl game I've been going to stop me today. I can't tunate," he repeated. "Some guy involved in is the Sugar Bowl as uiiim ui ueuer way 10 ciose ow must still be smiling down on us a freshman and I wasn't even a a career than from last week at Missouri, starter then." Nebraska Unebackers James Wightman (59) and Qete Pillen (61) punish the Sooners' Horace Ivory (32). The Huskers' linebacking combination had a busy afternoon.
Pillen led all tacklers with 27 stops, 9 of them unassisted while Wightman was in on 13 tackles, 8 of them unassisted. Scoring Story NU-OU How Scored Time Left First Quarter 3-0 Coyle 24 field goal 3:18 iVyft 'KV Recovery 1 I 1 Drive of 26 yards stalled after Burrow recovery of OU fumble. Big play: 13 pass from Ferragamo to Heiser. Second Quarter 3-7 Davis 1 run 11:30 Drive: 42 yards in 13 plays following Ferragamo fumble. Conversion: DiRienzo kick.
Third Quarter 10-7 Anthony 1 run 8:09 Drive: 32 yards in 9 plays. Big plays: Ferragamo passes to Heiser (10) and Mushinskie (13). Conversion: Coyle kick. 10-14 Ivory run 1:14 Drive: 47 yards in 7 plays. Big Play: 14 run by Davis.
Conversion: DiRienzo kick. Fourth Quarter 10-21 Peacock 4 run 10:10 Drive: 13 yards in 3 plays following Burrow muff of OU punt. Conversion: DiRienzo kick. 10-28 Davis 8 run 2:44 Drive: 10 yards in 3 plays following Anderson interception of Ferragamo pass. Conversion: DiRienzo kick.
10-35 Sims 4 run :52 Drive: 23 yards in 5 plays following recovery of Thomas fumble. Conversion: DiRienzo kick. Nebraska 3 0 7 0-10 Oklahoma 0 7 7 2135 nT -Buchanqn N-Burrow V' Vf-" 1 'v Unfortunately, fumbles found a role in the outcome of Saturday's contest. Nebraska latched onto a Sooner bobble in the third period when Joe Washington lost possession and John Lee (69) recovered for the Huskers (top). But the recoveries also went the other way (bottom) as shown when Leroy Selmon (93) belted Vince Ferragamo (15) causing the ball to pop loose and giving the Sooners' Mike Phillips (89) the opportunity to recover.
Photos By Bob Gorham Web Ray Randy Hampton Frank Varga Harald Dreimanis Mike Theiler Jimmy Burrow (2) slips by the block of Dennis Buchanan (55) and slams OU fullback Jim Littrell (42) into reverse. ft'7?) '4A Cll ii 4o-Phillips xf Tony rf- v. Vf Gams U.fK1' Tony Davis (25) charges around Leroy fi eImon as ne Kli fc' -A gains part of his 66 CL i. yaras rusnmg. 1 1 11 1111111 tfmmm i i -Jl i The Huskers had a chance to add a touchdown on the last play of the first half when they scrimmaged from the Sooners' one- yard line.
The opportunity was ruined when nearly every one of the 11 OU defenders helped stack up Monte Anthony (49) short of the goal line..
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