Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 19, 1982 · 28
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HU Sept. 19,1982 Lincoln, Neb., Sunday Journal and Star - ..- j. , - 5: -v- "- - . f. ? , , - II TV"- i: f ' '-4):' J a -rV:4 h r'-" r-,- S -Ari,v ' v ;.::IA- )? ? f M?.- 5 k " vh P L:''? r f Li"' A1 A . t " I flit ' In! Husker cornerback Allen Lyday (18) reaches out to stop Aggie Bobby Humphery (27) as NU team ,mate Jim Murphy (16) moves in to help. Lexington Day9 honorees find varied ways to celebrate ' 85 , By Randy York Staff Sports Writer things went so well for Nebraska Saturday against New Mexico State that Tim IIol-brook celebrated "Lexington Day" with an interception out of the wrong coverage. "We were supposed to have checked out of deep pass coverage, but didn't," Holbrook said. "New Mexico State didn't show a long pass all day. I guess they figured they'd try one." Holbrook, Nebraska's senior second-team monster, stepped in front of safety Pat Larsen for the interception. "If I hadn't gotten it, Pat would have," said Holbrook, who also recovered a New Mexico State fumble. While Holbrook made his first interception since the Kansas Stale game two years ago, fellow senior cornerback Jim Murphy did not have the same kind of game to share at the "Lexington Day" reception. ' -". Murphy got a penalty flag 'for a late hit on a kickoff. "Somebody pushed me from behind," he explained. "They called me for sticking my head in there, but there wasn't anything else I could do." Linebacker Steve McWhirter joined Holbrook in the interception department. He pirated a Jamie McAlister pass in the third quarter. "It was just a turn-in to the split end," McWhirter said. "It seemed like they'd been wanting to run it all day. I just dropped and the guy threw the ball to me. It was a lot of fun." Cornerback Dave Burke believes he also had an interception Saturday, but didn't get credit for it. "I thought I had it," Burke said. "A guy knocked the ball out of my hands, but it was after I hit the ground on my back. The back judge thought it was a completion. The other ref had to tell him the receiver didn't catch the ball" Burke realizes Penn State quarterback Todd Black-ledge will present a much stiffer challenge next Saturday. "They'll be tough, but this was a good tuneup," Burke said. "I think we all learned something," offered monster Kris Van Norman. "I thought . we played well. I know we respected New Mexico State. ' We saw what happened to Oklahoma last week. You've got to be careful going into every game you play." Preparing for New Mexico State may have been more contrived motivation than real motivation. "It won't be hard to get motivated for Penn State, though," promised corner-back Allen Lyday. "I'm anxious to see how we'll react to a team like that. I know one thing. It was fun today to watch the way guys like Dave Burke and Tim Holbrook played. That was a thrill for me." It was a thrill for Holbrook, too. y "A lot of people may think -this game doesn't mean anything. But every game brings a team closer and closer to- ) gether," he said. "We got a , shutout and we played as a i unit. I've never seen a de- - fense closer than this one. When you have the kind of Intra anH racrumt xna hot -a fnr each other, your perform- Umpire Dale Daggy ducks to avoid Nebraska tight end Jamie Williams (80) while New Mexico State's ance speaks' for itself." Dan Knee (43) races to try to pull him down. f 1 SVI 1 1 1 1 as! , ; - -i illillilllliiiiillli Scoring NU-NMS How scored Time Left 9 r 4 Ik n Nebraska's Todd Brown (29) looks toward the endzone after a reception and races in for the Huskers' third score of the game on an 1 8-yard play. FIRST QUARTER , , 7-0 Roiier 3 run Drive: 81 yards in five plays. Highlighted by runs of 62 and 10 by Rozler. Conversion : Seibel kick. 14-0 Roiier 1 run Drive: 97 yards in 15 plays. Highlighted by Craig's 4 runs for 44 yards, Including one for 23, and Frvar's 12-yard reverse. Con-' version: Seibel kick. SECOND QUARTER 21-0 Brown 18 pass from Gill Drive: 86 yards In 11 plays. Highlighted by Smith's 26 run and Gill's 10 run. Conversion: Seibel kick. 284 Rozler 2 run Drive: 99 yards In 13 plays. Highlighted by , Fryar's 12 pass from Gill, Brown's 12 pass from Gill and Rozler runs of 23, 10 and 13. -Conversion: Seibel kick., . , v , -. THIRD QUARTER m . 35-0 Smith 68 run ".o Drive:- 68 yards In one play. Conversion: Seibel kick 42-0 Thompson t pass from Mason ' Drive: 61 yards In four plays. Highlighted by Swanson 22 pass from Mason, Swanson 16 run and Smith 14 run. Conversion: Campbell kick. . 48-0 Schellen 1 run Drive: 18 yards in four plays. Set up by McWhirter Interception and 17 return.. Conversion: Hagerman kick failed. 54-0 Brungardt 25 run Drive: 65 yards In nine plays. Highlighted by Mason 13 run. Conversion: Hagerman kick failed. 61-0 Simmons 61 pass from Mathison Drive: 61 yards in one play. Conversion: Campbell kick. FOURTH QUARTER 68-0 Brungardt 7 run Drive: 58 yards in seven plays. Set up by Holbrook Interception and 23 return. Conversion: Hagerman kick. New Mexico State 0.00 Nebraska 14 14 33 ff:40' 12:49 4:25 ' ' " ' 14:43 11:43 9:10 3:38 2M 8:39, 0 0 7 68 NU quarterback Turner Gill (12) is undercut by Aggie Andre Francis (7) aggie answers Free saftey Dan Knee "It was like the difference between playing your first high school game and your first college game. Nebraska is so big and so fast and so good, the difference is scary. On sweeps, they'd have a bunch of big guys out there against the comer-back and I and there wasn't a whole lot we could do. "Their running game really stuck out, and their passing was good, but not as tough as their running. Even the second and third team running backs really liked to hit I got hit once by No. 32 (Tim Brungardt) late in the game and he really laid me flat. "You see Nebraska on TV when you're a little kid and you wonder how good they are I'm convinced." Knee had 13 tackles. . . Quarterback Jamie McAlister On his bandaged chin: "I cut it this morning shaving. I was a little nervous. Actually, I got it busted on the first or second series. I got a helmet under it They scored a lot of points and kept us out of the end zone. They just tried to use brute strength. They were a lot stronger than us, and they had a lot of depth ...a lot of numbers." Coach Gil Krueger 'On Nebraska's game plan: "He (Tom Osborne) did exactly what he does best They dont have a lot of fancy things, other than , when he gets in the spread and throws. They run trap, trap option, lead option, sweep, counter wingback back, base offense. You watch their freshmen, and they all do it for five' years." , r "', If the Aggies had scored In the second half "I dont think it would have been important It wouldn't have made any difference in the football game or for us, other than it would have been nice." Fullback James Hebert "I didn't know what to expect coming in here. Just something great like I've never experienced before. The overall performance was a little disappointing, but you can only give 100 percent I was satisfied with how I played for the Lord f gave 100 percent "You've got to remember that there are quite a few Christians on that team also. This was kind of like David and Goliath, except this time Goliath won. But Goliath had presence on his side 'also." ' : ' -' . - Statistics Nebraska Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Gill 3 16 5.3 Craig 5 49 9.8 Rozler 14 149 10.6 Fryar 1 12 . 12.0 Mason 6 50 8.3 Wilkening 3 19 6.3 Smith 7 126 18.0 Swanson 1 .16 16.0 Schellen 6 23 3.8 Moravec 8 23 2.7 Mathison...... 3 51 17.0 Verglth 3 34 11.3 Porter 3 17 5.7 Sundberg 3 16 5.3 Borer 3 11 3.7 Brungardt.... 9 65 7.2 ' Punting ." No. Yds. Ave. Campbell 1 43 43.0 v t Passing No. Co. Yds PI Gill .....13 10 93 0 Mason........ 7 2 31 0 Mathison.... 4 1 61 0 Sundberg.... 2 1 21 0 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Williams... ......4. 30 Brown ...3 39 Fryar 2 19 Schellen 1 5 Swanson 1 22 Thompson 1 9 Simmons 1 61 Engebritson 1 21 Punt Returns No. Yds. Fryar 1 12 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Simmons 1 21 Interception Returns No. Yds. McWhirter.... 1 17 Holbrook... 1 23 Defense Linemen UT AT TT Proeuner 10 1 Weber 1 0 1 Gdowski 1 0 1 Merrell 2 0 2 Graeber 0 1 1 Herrmann.......... 1 0 1 Stuckey 3 0 3 Felicl 1 5 6 Rldder 2 0 2 Strasburaer........2 3 5 Skow 1 0 1 Linebackers Damkroger........ 112 Evans.......... 2 13 McWhirter 2 1 3 Knox 1 1 2 Daum 1 0 1 Buchanan .....0 1 1 Backs Lyday 0 1 1 Burke 2 0 2 Van Norman....... 1 1 2 Clark 1 " 0 1 Harris 1 0 1 Holbrook 1 0 1 Larsen 1 2 3 Murphy 1 1 2 Whiteman 1 0 1 New Mexico State Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. McAllister.... 3 -14 -4.7 Locklin 8 31 3.9 Hebert 12 56 4.7 Stagg............3 17 5.7 Jacobs 1 3 3.0 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Brandt.. 8 335 41.9 Passing No. Co. Yds PI McAlllster.23 10 89 1 Ramsey...... 1 0 0 1 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Tanner................. 2 35 Griffin....:... 2 19 Curtis 1 11 Stagg 1 6 Denson .1 0 Locklin 2 12 Jacobs 1. 6 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Humphrey............ 3 60 Stagg 3 Defertse N Linemen UT AT TT Nance....... 2 0 2 Louis 5 3 8 Titus 0 4 4 Day 2 2 4 White 3 0 3 Davis 2 1 3 Young 11 6 17 Linebackers ; B. Anderson 4 15 Cooper 7 4 11 Barker 3 1 4 "Booth 5 3 8 Backs Francis 3 1 4 Askew 1 0 1 Stockton.. 1 ' 0 1 Johnson 7 2 9 Starnes 1 1 2 Knee 9 4 13 Benedetto .1 2 3 M. Anderson .9 2 11 44 f I 'vv 'ff ..." -c, J ' i i - 1 , : .. v v l ; 1 t fii -. ! , v v r; ".n , -..I -WT- -- - - II II II II --------- I I - I " " 'I A lineup of Shane Swanson (17), Mike Rozler (with towel), Nate Mason (8) and Bruce Mathison (19) rest on the Husker bench after a long day's work.- - - -

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