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SECTION Journal ant) May 6, 1979 Lincoln, Neb. Sports TD drive helps ease offensive fears Long Mi.M jl. JL MV V'-. I-back Jarvis Redwine (12) eludes the Dan Lindstrom (98). Redwine was the -m A 'Muv. wwiiwiiirilwiiiriiWttS on the first play was the longest gain of the short series. Mauer's TD and Bergkamp's extra-point kick gave the Whites a 10-3 lead with 17:34 left in the first half, but the White scoring ended just over 17 minutes later when Donnie Kirk kicked a 28-yard field goal seconds before Sukup's 52-yard-er. "I think it was a good spring game," Osborne said. "We looked at a lot of players." Among them were the six quarterbacks who directed the two teams using Osborne's play selection. "If you call the plays, you know what's going to happen so you can watch particular players block, run or catch a ball and I saw some good things out there," he said. "I guess one thing I liked was, I didn't see total ineptitude; we didn't have the ball laying on the ground from bad snaps and poor hand-offs. "That can happen when you have so many different players working together, but we took care of the ball pretty well," Osborne said. Three of six fumbles were lost, and 14 penalties were accepted for a total of 145 yards. "The Reds had to settle for a field goal early, and they certainly would have scored a touchdown if it hadn't been for penalties," Osborne said. A pair of 15-yarders one for clipping, the other for holding stifled a Red march which covered 70 yards before Sukup opened the day's scoring with his 27-yard field goal. "I don't know; the offense must not have been ready to go. We were disappointed that we stopped ourselves so much in the first half. We should have had more scores," Quinn said. Osborne said that a thorough review of the films would be needed before final changes in the depth chart could be made. "When a play breaks down, it's -usually not attributable to just one thing," he said. But he expressed some satisfaction with the things he saw Saturday afternoon. "Quinn and Mauer appeared to have the best days at quarterback, but all of them had some good plays," said Osborne. "I thought Redwine and Craig Johnson did a good job of running the football" Redwine was the game's leading rusher, gaining 94 yards in 16 carries. Johnson worked the first half with the Reds and the second half with the White team. He carried eight times for 48 yards. It was that potential Jeff Quinn felt during the 80-yard drive which began late in the third quarter. "Those guys got some repetition this spring, and they showed they'll be all right," Quinn said. Spring drills were done, and his mind was at ease for the summer TV Sports Scene Sunday Basketball Three on three, noon, NBA playoff game. Eastern Conference game, NBA playoff game, Western Conference game, 2:45 p.m., Baseball Royals vs. Indians, 1 p.m., 33 Braves vs. Cubs, 1:15 p.m., Cj first-unit players sputtered early but managed to generate 415 yards and three touchdowns for the afternoon. Walter Wallace scored the Reds' first touchdown on a two-yard run halfway through the second quarter, and Craig Johnson exchanged his white jersey for a red one before scoring on a 15-yard burst in the third period. Dean Sukup accounted for the other Red team points by kicking three extra points and field goals of 27 and 52 yards. The 52-yard effort was aided by a 25-mph tail wind and came with five seconds left in the first half. Nebraska head Coach Tom Osborne watched the action from the press box and called most of the offensive plays for both teams during a game which included 20-minute second and third quarters. The first and fourth were regulation, 15-minute, quarters. "That extra 10 minutes allowed us to get down-the-line players into the game," Osborne said. "I think just about everybody who was out for spring ball (and healthy Saturday) got to play some." The Whites battled even through the first half, using an aggressive No. 2 defense and an offense directed primarily by quarterback Mark Mauer, who missed last year's spring game because of a hip injury. "I was excited; I've been looking forward to this since last spring," Mauer said. The sophomore-to-be from St. Paul, passed for 92 yards, 52 of which came on a completion to Todd Brown that led to the Whites' first score, a 29-yard field goal by Tim Bergkamp with 2:24 left in the opening period. Mauer also scored the White team's only touchdown on a one-yard sneak to cap a seven-play, 50-yard His 19-yard pass completion to Scott Woodard STAFF PHOTO BY WEB RAY Weinmastef (51) and Derrie Nelson grasp of Kris Van Norman (38) and moves past Henry Waechter (75) and leading rushing in the Red-White Spring Game with 94 yards In 16 carries. Red White First Downs 22 Rushes-vords. 74-250 39-42 Passing 165 209 Return yards 3 A3 Passes 24-13-2 31-11-1 Total offense-yards 415 251 Punts 7-39-51 Fumbles-lost 3-1 3-2 Penalties-yards 11-105 4-40 By Mike Babcock Staff Sports Writer Jeff Quinn said it was all wrapped up in a single, 80-yard touchdown drive which began late in the third quarter and culminated in a one-yard run off right guard by Jarvis Redwine. That lone drive, which included 15 plays without penalty by the No. 1 offense, set Quinn's mind at ease for the summer. "I feel real good right now," he said after Nebraska's annual Red-White spring football game Saturday in Memorial Stadium. "There's so much potential on this team, and that last drive in the third quarter showed it. The first team offense wasn't moving the ball much, and we decided we were going to go 80 yards on that series. "There was a lotta talk, and when we went out there, everybody said we've got to make up for what we'd done so far and we did it," Quinn said. The drive, which featured a 15-yard pass completion from Quinn to tight end Jeff Finn and a 14-yard end run by Redwine, also capped the day's scoring The Reds won 27-13 before a crowd estimated at over 20,000 in sunny, but windy, 70-de-gree weather. "They were a little bit tired, but the linemen were talking, building each other up," Quinn said. "The offensive line did a super job on that particular series. "Everybody knows there's potential in the offensiyelirie, -and. they just wanted to show what they had," he said. The Red offense; which included Cirs under heavy pressure from Kerry LOUISVILLE, Ky. (UPI) One of the Huskers win two to make playoffs fin "I've had a lot of experiences in baseball," Sanders said, "but winning that game and getting into the playoffs made me the happiest I've ever been." Sanders reports the players have nicknamed Burke "Psycho." "Tim paces around out there on the mound," Sanders says. "He's always moving always battling. He's a fighter. He'll challenge the hitters. I told him I was going to pitch him in one of Saturday's games and asked him which one he wanted. He said, 'The first one. I couldn't stand to sit through one waiting my Sanders called Burke's effort "the best he's thrown all year. He pitched a big win over Oklahoma in Lincoln, but I think he. was even better today." Burke needed to be. The Huskers were blanked for the first four innings without -a hit by KU's Kevin Kerschen, who entered the game with a perfect 7-0 record and a stingy 2.68 ERA. Leftfielder Haas he was inserted after outfielder Joe Scherger was hurt in the first game Friday and spent BASEBALL: Continued, page 4C jockey leads Spectacular Bid to Derby win 'STAFF PHOTO BY WEB Quarterback Bruce Mathison (19) ''M APWIREPHOTO irm By Virgil Parker Sports Editor LAWRENCE, Kan. A superb three-hitter by Husker righthander Tim Burke allowed the Nebraska baseball team and Coach John Sanders to breathe a collective sigh of relief here Saturday afternoon. The sophomore from Omaha's Ron-calli High School beat the Kansas Jay-hawks, 4-1, in the opening game of a dou-bleheader. The victory advances the Huskers to the Big Eight Conference, postseason championship playoffs in Oklahoma City, May 16-19. It wasnt easy. Kansas, needing to sweep the four-game set to earn the tourney berth, won twice Friday. Even after the issue was settled, the Jayhawks battled Nebraska in the meaningless second game Saturday before dropping an extra-inning 3-2 decision. But the nightcap didn't matter. It was Burke's performance he struck out 10 while walking just one and a four-run fifth inning that was the topper for the best Nebraska season ever ending the regular campaign with a 44-11 record. Youthful The finish of the Kentucky Derby, won tVu i SIR IVOR AGAIN igCZ x- yj; I FlYINQ PASTER "GOLDEN -1 early fractions of :24 1-5 and :47 2-5, Bid moving gradually from sixth to fourth on the far turn and took the lead on the the stretch. ridden by Laffit Tincay stayed and was successful in holding off a determined Act, who was three lengths behind in the longest-priced horse the field at fourth, while second choice Flying Paster end and finished fifth. Pierce offered no excuse for the California Spectacular Bid for about 70 yards on the around pretty good on the fmal turn Assembly started coming out and Spectacular and I think it cost him third," said the 42-year-old can run a lot better than he did today." third gray horse ever to win the Derby, was favorite by the crowd of 128,488 packed into DERBY: Continued, page SC Kentucky Derby history paid off for Spectacular Bid Saturday at Churchill Downs when his inexperienced rider, 19-year-old Ronnie Franklin, rode a well-judged race to guide the battleship gray colt to a 2 -length victory over General Assembly in the 105th running of the Derby. It had been expected that Franklin would take Bid to the lead in order to stay out of trouble in the 1 14-mile race and for a moment after the break it seemed that he was in trouble when he was seventh along the rail, nearly boxed in. It was then that Franklin, who has been riding for only 14 months, took Bid to the outside and let him run his race. "When he took him off the rail and got clear, I had no worries," said owner Harry Meyerhoff, who was questioned about his decision to keep the inexperienced Franklin on the colt after an erratic ride in the Florida Derby. "As long as he got clear, I was fine. The Preakness is home territory (Maryland) and we're one-third of the way to the Triple Crown." While longshot Shamgo took the early lead and took the CART drivers to race at Indy biggest gambles in temporary injunction was granted because the "severe hardship the drivers would suffer far outweighs the harm to the defendants by allowing them to race." It was USAC's and the Speedway's contention that the six CART teams were leaders in a movement to be harmful to racing in general and the Indy 500 in particular through threats of boycotting the race, or through the threat of withdrawing from the race after they had qualified. "It is exceedingly clear the plaintiffs will race," Noland said. "If that was clear three days ago, we wouldn't have been here now." "If only the CART owners and the defendants were involved, the court might let the situation stand as it is," Noland continued. "But there is no way the field of 10 through stayed on the outside, before he accelerated outside at the top of General Assembly, right on the pace bid by Golden third. King Celebrity, odds of 112-1, was was no threat at the Jockey Don horse, who ran with backstretch. "He got bounced when General Bid was coming in Pierce. "He Bid, only the sent off as the 3-5 jJ-v-5f Vfr pv. jn 1 sh ft al gfi Jj KHOiiEmjV ACT;" GENERAL ASSEMBLY JQLjCaM 'III INDIANAPOLIS (AP) A federal judge, citing possible "severe hardships" to some of the biggest names in racing, granted a temporary injunction Saturday night and ordered that six Championship Auto Racing Teams barred from the Indianapolis 500 by the LIS. Auto Club be reinstated. The six teams are composed of 19 entries, including cars for defending 500 ehampion Al Unser and other winners Bobby Unser, Gordon Johncock and Johnny Rutherford. The ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Noland ended a threelay hearing in which CART tried to show that USAC and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway conspired to keep the six racing teams out of the 500 in violation of antitrust law. JSoland made no ruling on CARTs alle-, gallons of antitrust violations but said the drivers can sit out the Indianapolis 500 without suffering harm. The drivers are the keystone of a team effort." Other drivers who were affected were Wally Dallenbach, Rick Mears, Mike Mosley and Steve Kristloff. The six CART teams were those of Pat Patrick, Roger Penske, Dan Gurney, Jim Hall, Bob Fletcher and Tyler Alexander of Team McLaren. Noland reiterated his decision does not resolve the differences between USAC and CART. But he suggested that the reason given by USAC for the exclusion of the CART teams, that they were "not in good standing" with the sanctioning organization, was not based on a sufficient standard. He said the penalty by USAC for the drivers would be "too severe to deal with the situation. V'! i'' $P6CTACULAR BIO by Spectacular Bid

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