Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 1, 1978 · 31
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 31

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;irj"TT'iF'" lfi" .II .in ip iii i 1 i i r " ' i i i i i i iri i ' ii ill i i i i i I . SECTION &unbap Journal anb tar Oct. 1, 1978 Lincoln, Neb. Sports tarns Neb Ind 32 12 5-418 - 5S-KS n- 154 n i 10-17-4 621-1 4-J7 10-M.4 44 4-2 -S 345 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards By Virgil Parker Sports Editor BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Indiana's football team was on televsion (or the first time in six years here Saturday. The Hoosiers are probably hoping it will be at least six years before they're on again. So does ABC-TV. Sets all across the nation were changing channels except in Nebraska -as Coach Tom Osborne's Cornhuskers zipped to a 28-0 first-quarter lead and went on to annihilate Indiana, 69-17, before a crowd of 42,738 which was expecting a tight tussle. At least that's how big the crowd was at the beginning. A light drizzle and the R- - ' "i ' Milk n ii '41 - MM M I s - Indiana head coach Lee Corso (on sideline wearing Indiana jacket) didn't have much to be happy about Saturday with his team's 69-17 pounding by Nebraska. He shows his disapproval here as Cornhusker I.M. Hipp (32) scampers toward the Hoosier goalline. Hipp set an Indiana Memorial Sta- Phillies win, Yankees wait By United Press International rate runs before being lifted for a pinch- game in front with one day left in the Indians 7-0 on a five-hitter for his 20th Thp Philadelnhia Phillies feimed com- hitteer ta tne sixth- Tne loss went t0 season- viclory- nnluithPPttZPM- Grant Jackson- 7-5- wno yielded Gre8 The Yankees won 7" over Cleveland In Psli"g his eighlh consecutive tri- E!!p T rNaUonal Luzinski's 35th homer - a three-run shot whUe Boston stopped Toronto, 5-1. umph and 13th victory in his last 15 deci- l mbiip Fast 'uuudi wjlh twQ sjxth that New York hurler Ed rigueroa brought si011Si Kigueroa 1, the (irst Puert0. Rnt satimiav in winning their third Philadelphia on top to stay 6-4. pride to Puerto Rico and glory to the Rican born pitcher in major league his- K wtohl rsm,f na nia MeanwhUein the close American Bronx Saturday when he clinched a tie tory to win 20 games in a season and cli- nwhtaninfmipiw in thp Lvt to Lea8ue Eas New York and for the American League East title for maxed the greatest comeback by a club Z lsltaaL f thP SaL for a 1M vie Boslon won- tne Yankees one tne Yankees sio lhe Cleveland in A.L. annals The triumph was the Yan- tne last game of the se ason i for ; a iu-8 ic kt,es, sjxth and their 4?th ta tory the PhiUies admitted the Pirates . , on fnA 8ames under Lemon. who took had them turuungscareo. ' llOW Ar S lOU SU lUrCU from BiUy Martin as manager of the Ailer.the.,gaVleJe?llfVrerROn r Yankees on July 25. Reed, who b unted the Pirates four-run Next week's v , . . , , u . inning for his 17th save, said, "some two opponent Carlton hsk drove in two runs to or th?ee of our guvs went back into the i. Oklahoma (4-0) def. Missouri, 45-23 at Texas light a four-run first inning and Dennis or three of our guys w w :m w ine 2 Arkonsas (M) def 2, ,3 TCu Eckersiey scattered five hits to notch his bathroom and screamed out their lungs. 3. use 4-oi def. m chigan state, 30-9 mie ' c-.,in., in .;, Whatever it takes to reUeve the tension. 4 Mich nan (3-0) def. Duke, 52-0,; ; r,II0Pa 20tn win of the vear Siturday. Pacmg the wnaiever 11 lanes 10 reueve me lension, $ Knuckv Boston Red Sox to a 5-1 triumph over the we did It. . 6. Texas (34)) def. Texas Tech, 24-7 ..Oklahoma Toronto Rlue fav "Those dadgum Pirates wouldn't quit. 7. Alabama (3-D def. vnderbiit, 51-28 at Washington loromo blue jays n,a 1 aH hrinrt ihpm 7tui w Texas a&m (3-0) def. Memphis state, 58-0 ...Texas Tech Eckersiey struck out nine and walked We went out and buried them 1M. We , pm (M) def No Corolina M.16 at Boston Col . imnrovine his record to 20-8 with his said we got 'em now, they're down. But ,0. fio. st. (3-1 ) lost to Houston, 27-21 SpSSEE ii S oZl thPv ramp hark again 11. LSU (3-0) def. Rice, 37-7 a,t,Ic.a 16th complete game. they came DacK again. 12. Nebrosko (3-D def. Indiana, 69-17 : a,lowc0i ; "Tomorrow is it," said Eckerslev. "They reaUy made us reach down to 13. Ohio state (2-1 ) def. Baylor, 34-28 .?MH L !i n 1 vT . &.ivMcy, the bottom - they wouldn't quit " u. Missouri (2-2) lost to Oklahoma, 45-23 ilr ctll?t2 "everybody will know what pressure is, tne nouom iney wou 1 quii . )5 Maryond (44) aef Kentucky, 20-3 nc state but irs more on them (lhe Yankees) than Lx-Pirate Richie Hebner provided the 16. Colorado (4) def. Northwestern, 55-7 m5? nn in ThPv havP In wait for pvprv nut winning runs with a three-run eighth-in- 17. Iowa st. (4-0) def. Drake, 35-7... Nebraska on us. 1 hey have to wait for every out j ,.m crnw tha Philip iat 18. ucla (3-1 ) def. Minnesota, 17-3 j;-.stan,oro We can t do anything but go out and mug double and scored the Phillies last i.Georgio(2-i) lost to So. Coroiino, 27-10 Miss sswi n,avhp.airi run on a sacrifice fly by Mike Schmidt. 20. Stanford (3-1 ) def. Tuiane, 17-14 at ucla pwy. ne wiu. "Being responsible for the Bucs' demise provided a little more pleasure for jT "I "1 f m Oklahoma impresses m easy home winning streak by the Pirates, JL J starter Randy Lerch, 1H aided his own M pxtra Qf six con. First downs u 24 mt the end zone from the 1 in the second versions Saturday and added a 54-yard nwkie Pirate storter P.fTS" PaKr "'"m 22 and third quarters. He had an even field goal. Lerch gave up hits and all four P!- longer touchown run, a 78-yarder, nulli- "AU the pressure is off now," said von pSntT 17H424 t-265 fied by a holding penalty. Schamann. c . Fumbies-iost 4-2 7-2 But Sims was just as proud of his block Jimmy Rogers, who alternated with T 7 P0"9- Penaities-vards 5-72 9-92 that sprung sophomore David Overstreet Overstreet at right halfback, scored the 1 V Scene NORMAN. Okla. (UPI) - Oklahoma on a 64-yard touchdown run. Sooners' other touchdown on a 3-yard coaches complained the last two weeks "I get a bigger thrill out of blocking run. . that runners like Billy Sims, suffering than scoring, like on Overstreefs TD Oklahoma, now 4-0, meets Texas in the DUnaay from inaction m Sooner runaways, looked run," Sims said. "I was supposed to block Cotton Bowl at Dallas in a national tele- Notr Dam. s. Purtut, 8 a.m., O unimpressive in the statistics column. the linebacker, but he was already down vised game next week and OU coach nfl Today, 11 :30 a.m., O Sims got a little more work Saturday s I went downfield and got the back. Barry Switzer said the final exam oilers ys. Browns, noon, O QD against Big Eight Conference rival Mis- After getting hit so much, it's fun to hit would come then for the Sooner defense. Dolphins vs. Cards, noon, OCD souri and made it pav somebody for a change." Missouri, ranked 17th this week, Colle.eFtbaimiPmm.A4J sjms R m tQuch Qff defending cha ion Notre ?OsbrntShow, i0:30p.m CD for 164 yards and four touchdowns in just downs he had ever scored. He had six Da in its openerand then lost to previ- Bowllng three quarters, pacing the nation's No. 1- TDs and 381 yards rushing in a high ously top-ranked Alabama. Leisure Lones, noon, O ranked team to a 45-23 victory over the school playoff game. Quarterback Phil Bradley scored from Golf . Tigers. German-born kicker I've von Scha- the 1 for Missouri's first touchdown and world series of Ooif, 3 p.m., O CD Sims ripped off scoring runs of 42 and mann set an NCAA record of 88 straight f'iback James Wilder scored the other " 1 " 1 0 .lBdiana lop-sided scored chased most of the Hoo-, sier fans away long before the end. Nebraska boosters, however, were around to cheer a touchdown by third-string fullback Jim Ko'tera with 34 seconds remaining. That TD -the 10th of the day for the Huskers -took Purdue out of Indiana's record book and put Nebraska in. The most points ever previously scored against the Hoosiers had been 68 by Purdue way back in 1892. That was just one of eight negative records that will go into the Indiana record book. The others were: Most touchdowns scored by an individual player. Husker I-back I.M. Hipp had four. That tied the modern-day NU record shared by Joe Orduna, Jeff Kinney and Rick Berns. But Hipp didn't get to play long enough to challenge the all-' time school record of six tallied by Harvey Rathbone against Peru State and the Haskell Indians in 1910 and Bill Cha-loupka against Doane in 1907. 4 Hipp's 24 points was also the highest total ever against Indiana by a single player. (Ironically, Hipp set an alltime Nebraska rushing record against Indiana last year 254 yards but didn't score a single TD. This time he gained "only" 123 yards, but tallied four times.) . Nebraska's 613 yards in total offense was also the most ever against Indiana in the 18-year.history of the stadium here. The' old standard was 504 by Northwestern in 1965. Most touchdowns. Old stadium record, 7 by Ohio State two years ago. Most first downs. Nebraska registered 32. Ohio State had 29 in 1960 Biggest losing margin (52 points) for this stadium, although the 1892 Purdue game was a 68-zip shutout. Highest point total for both teams (86 points), surpassing the 76 scored when Indiana beat Baylor, 40-36, here last season. "We played our first game in front of a fci?Sv' Vt .... STAFF PHOTO BY WEB RAY dium record with four touchdowns, gaining 123 yards on 21 carries. Defending on the play is Hoosier linebacker Joe Norman (35). Hipp and Norman, who had 17 total tackles, received offensive and defensive players of the game honors. drizzle into flood, national TV audience and laid an egg," Osborne said of the Huskers loss to Alabama. "This time we had a chance to play before 50 percent of the country and did real welL "Football is a very emotional game. Indiana was on an emotional high for its first two game against LSU and Washington," the NU coach added. "They obviously couldn't sustain that." ' Osborne credited Nebraska's fast start for deciding the outcome. "A lot of fans' blame the offense if the ball isn't moved and give the offense all the credit if it is. But field position plays an extremely important part. The kicking game was especially important today." Nebraska only snapped the ball once on its side of the 50 yardline while scor-' ing four touchdowns the first four times the Huskers had the balL And that was Nebraska's first play of the game from its own 45. Indiana received the opening kickoff, WMfiPti M i Iff prf f v i 1 ' 'fflllHlllii 'I I)' Mhnr. :t' '"'W couldn't move and punter Larry Lovett blooped a poor 18-yarder. Five plays later, highlighted by a 22-yard pass from quarterback Tom Sorley to tight end Junior Miller, Hipp had the first of his four touchdowns on a 9-yard run. Three Indiana plays and a punt later -this time a 27-yard effort-Nebraska had the ball at the Indiana 49. A dipsydoodle pass play from Sorley to Hipp to Sorley to wingback Kenny Brown gained 36 yards and Hipp climaxed a 49-yard drive in four plays with a six-yard dash to make it 14-0. Lovett got off a good punt the next time, but Brown -already the nation's punt return leader -zipped 37 yards with the return, again across midfield. This time it took just five plays to go 47 yards to make it 21-0. I-back Tim Wurth covered the last two yards. Three plays after the next kickoff, IU quarterback Scott Arnett fumbled the NU likes says Tough Tony By Randy York Staff Sports Writer BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - Tough Tony loved it. Naturally, he would. His football reputation is predicated on the style Nebraska flashed to a regional television audience here Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Aggressive is the word a diplomat would use to describe the Huskers' 69-17 shelling of Indiana. Tony Davis, Nebraska's career rushing leader who bounced off tacklers like shock absorbers bounce off bumps, used a different word-nasty. Davis' one-man greeting party as the Huskers filed into their winning locker room seemed highly fitting. His left eye a mixture of black and red and the left side of his face swollen to almost twice its normal size, Davis was smiling through it all. A broken jaw suffered last week in Cincinnati's NFL loss to New Orleans wasn't spoiling Tough Tony's fun at all. "I love this," he said. "This outfit likes to hit. Indiana didn't. Iowa State will. There can't be any letting up next week if we're going to get those 'Clones." In a few short sentences, Davis hit on the two major themes in the Husker vocabulary right now -aggressive, physical football, nasty if you will . . . and, next week's opponent, Iowa State, of course. Seven days before the Big Eight Conference opener against a team which has taken Nebraska to the cleaners two consecutive years obviously brought out the wrath in the Cornhuskers. They are a team bent on explosion and confident it didn't all come out of the cannon a week early. "This is part of our new, nasty attitude," offered I.M. Hipp, the last player out of the showers. "Every team we come up against, we're just going to try and destroy them," Hipp said after doing a pretty fair job of that himself with four touchdowns, three in the first quarter, and 123 yards rushing. Hipp may be one of the chief spokesmen for Nebraska nastiness, but he insists it's a universal theme. "It's our world," he said. "Every team we play from now on is ours in our minds. We're just going to try and annihilate them, totally beat them into the ground. Anybody we take on, I don't care who they are, we're going to try and brutally take them off the ball." Tim Wurth, the author of two Saturday touchdowns and 95 yards rushing on only eight attempts and the man who plays behind Hipp, doesn't prefer the word nasty to describe the attack. "I look at the way we're playing as being aggressive, not nasty," he said. "There's a fine line between being aggressive and being nasty and I look at being nasty on the negative side." Not Tom Sorley, the Husker quarterback who lit the fuse to a 613-yard total offense performance. "Nasty and aggressive kind of mean the same thing, in football anyway," Sorley said. "All I know is we're not the same team we were when we played Alabama and let's just say it's because we've win over two on 1-yard runs. The Tigers also picked up two points on a safety when von Schamann dropped the ball attempting to punt from the end zone. With Sims rushing for 124 yards in the first half, the Sooners' mounted touchdown drives of 82, 81, 82 and 63 yards to take a 28-7 lead. Sims accounted for 40 yards in a 48-yard touchdown drive set up by a fumble on Missouri's first possession of the second half. Sims capped the march with a 1-yard plunge. A key block by Sims helped Overstreet break loose on his 64-yard touchdown run following a safety. Overstreet finished with 153 yards on 10 carries. The big gainer for Missouri was running back Earl Gant with 151 yards. 6917 center snap, Husker defensive end Derrie Nelson fell on the ball at the Hoo-sier 24 and Hipp had his third TD -an 8-yard run this time -three plays later. Nebraska had initiated just 19 plays, yet had four touchdowns and a 28-0 lead. The first quarter wasn't even over. The rout was on. "The game was very similar to our game against Oregon four years ago," Osborne recalled. "There was a stiff wind that day, Oregon couldn't get out of the hole and we had excellent field position and kept moving on short drives to one touchdown after another. It was a lot the same today. Field position played a big role." Nebraska had a second-quarter letdown, committing five errors. Two fumbles and three motion penalties gave Indiana new life. HUSKERS: Continued page 4D to hit decided we're never going to be passive again. "We got after Indiana today," he said. "I wouldn't say we necessarily overwhelmed them. We more or less ran over them. It's more than nastiness or aggressiveness. It's total concentration." Staying emotionally keyed to the task is the only way to achieve true aggressiveness, according to Barney Cotton. The Huskers' starting left guard and substitute center was sporting a black eye in the locker room. "I got it when Isaiah broke off my block on a 49 pitch," he said. "It was worth it, though. He scored." Cotton, a mild-mannered person off the field like co-captain George Andrews, is another who has accepted the more physical approach to the season. "The Alabama game shook a lot of us up," he said. "We decided then and there that football's a nasty game and if we're going to be a good team, we've got to be nasty right along with it." All of which suits offensive backfield Coach Mike Corgan just fine. The former Detroit Lion fullback and armed guard officer in the Merchant Marines has espoused the virtues of physical football in each of his 17 coaching seasons at Nebraska. "Everyone knows I'm pretty interested in the hitting part of it," Corgan said before boarding the bus for the Bloomington Airport. "Right now," he said, "I don't have to question anybody's courage and this is real important to me, especially with the type of ball we play and the league we're in. Judging by some scores I heard today, there are some other teams in the Big Eight pretty active." If you interpret that to mean just Oklahoma, Corgan would be disappointed. Like the rest of the coaches on the Nebraska staff, he looks at the entire Big Eight schedule with the same intensity. Sorley says it's a matter of necessity. "We practiced against Indiana like we were getting ready to play the best team in the nation," he said. "We have respect for everyone. Coach Osborne prepares us like champions. If we practice like he wants us to, we'll play like he wants us to." Hipp said basically the same thing about Corgan. "He's a rough guy," Isaiah said. "There is no such thing as an easy day with him. In his practices, whether you're blocking, running or going out for a pass, you better do it right because when you mess up, you can count on getting chewed out." Even a player like Tough Tony felt the impact of Mike Corgan's impromptu lectures. He's indebted to those words of wisdom. Davis paid his respect by developing the toughness Corgan reveres. "I'll be playing again in two weeks," Tough Tony promised. That means he'll be keeping track of the Huskers again next weekend. "Get those Clones," Davis told offensive tackle Kelvin Clark before leaving the dressing room. "Don't let them push you around. You guys do the pushing." Missouri Oklahoma again rolled up more than 500 yards of total offense, 484 on the ground. The Tigers, who at times moved the ball with ease against Oklahoma, were hampered by turnovers and penalties but finished the day with 260 yards rushing and 17-of-31 passes for another 200 yards. Missouri 8 7 2 1423 Oklahoma 21 7 17 1-45 OU Sims42 run (von Schamann kick) K OU Rogers 3 run (von Schamann kick) ; . OU Sims 50 run (von Schamann kick) OU Sims 1 run (von Schamann kick ) MU Bradlev 1 run (Brockhaus kick) OU Sims 1 run (von Schamann kick) OU von Schamann 54 F G MU Satetv von Schamonn tackled in end zone OU Overstreet 64 run (von Schamonn kick) MU Wilder 1 run (Brockhaus kick) . MU Wilderl run (Brockhauskick) - , A 71.187 V 1 , y . i no t oil if vi r r

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