Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 1, 1978 · 36
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. ' v , X V 6D Oct. 1, 1978 Lincoln, Neb., Sunday Journal and Star IHuskers- "We called the offense together right after the first touchdown, since it came so easily," Osborne said, "and warned them about letting up. We've had that happen to us before. Although, once the score was 28-0 I didn't think there was much danger of us losing." Indiana turned the first fumble into a quick touchdown and settled for a field goal after the second to score 10 points in a span of just a minute and a half. That was it for the Hoosiers except for a meaningless TD in the final three seconds of the game. The Huskers ran the count to 35-10 at halftime after Richard Berns climaxed a 59-yard drive ill just seven plays. ' A Sorley to Brown pass covered 26 of those yards after second-unit fullback Andra Franklin rambled 17 yards to get things started. . The Huskers opened the second half by covering 65 yards with their first possession. A Sorley to Miller pass accounted for 23 yards before the NU quarterback hooked up with split end Frank Lockett on a 27-yard scoring toss. that made it 49-10 and the first unit players retired for the day. ; The lucking game again Randy York The Hustler It was 2 o'clock on a Sunday morning and the young man, wearing jeans, sneakers and a billed cap, walked out of Bower's Pool Hall. Six hours earlier, a couple of $1 bills were burning a hole in his pocket and now he was walking home with $98 -more money than he had seen in his life. Isaiah Moses Walter Hipp, then a high school junior, remembers the walk home that night from the outskirts of Chapin, S.C., like some people remember their golden wedding anniversary. "Everything had gone my way," he recalls. "It felt just like a scene out of the movie, 'The Hustler.' " Hipp, indeed, had done some hustling, playing eight-ball with some local sharks, betting first a dollar a game, then two dollars, and finally, a whopping four bucks a game. "I remember thinking how rich I was," he says. "My father had always told me never to play cards because it was too easy to cheat and there were too many arguments. So I played pool. But I usually didn't bet. When I won that bundle, I went out the next Monday and bought myself some clothes." Hipp doesn't consider himself a hustler anymore. Unless, of course, you're talking about extra time in the weight room. The traveler Nebraska's most recent celebrated walkon, freshman Walter Wallace, had a different type of high school experience in Aviano, Italy. He didn't spend his weekends in pool halls. He spent them riding trains to Venice, Pisa, Rome and Pompei. "It was so cheap to go sightseeing, we took advantage of it," Wallace said Friday after scoring three touchdowns and rushing for 132 yards in his Husker frosh debut against the University of Nebraska at Omaha JV's. "We'd play a football game on Friday night, then a lot of us would get on the train and go on Saturdays," said Wallace, whose family lived on an Air Force base near the Swiss Alps. "It was fun to go to the little towns, too," he said. "In Europe, there's a lot of freedom. Kids are more relaxed over there because their parents give them more responsibility." Like Wallace, Nebraska freshman quarterback Bruce Mathison did considerable traveling in high school The only difference was he traveled to play games, not see sights. Superior High School is a Class A school in Wisconsin, but had to travel for competition. It had to travel so much that seven of the school's nine games were out-of-state. "Most of our schedule were teams from Minnesota and North Dakota," Mathison said. "Sometimes, we didn't even feel like we were a part of Wisconsin." All in the family Surely, you remember Pete Woods, who passed Missouri to back-to-back upset wins at Ohio State and Nebraska two years ago. His brother, Andy, a 6-6, 192-pound junior split end for Washington University in St. Louis, had never played quarterback in college or high school. Until last weekend. Moved there because of an injury to the regular quarterback, Woods responded by passing for 300 yards. He hit 18 of 41 throws, including one for a touchdown, and also rushed for 76 yards. The Battling Bears lost, 35-14, to Southwestern Tennessee, but they discovered a new passing game. "It was a good time out there," said Woods, who worked from a shotgun formation designed for his convenience. One final note: Remember Ted Vactor, a Nebraska defensive back in the mid 60's? He's now the head football coach at the University of District Columbia. We haven't heard of it either, but the Washington Post gives the school newspaper space, so one must assume it's there. Chadron nips Rocky Mountain BILLINGS, Mont. (UPI) -Brad Fults scored one touchdown and ran over a 2-point conversion and Ron Hoffman kicked field goals of 25 and 43 yards, his second with 1:03 left in the game, to give Chadron State a 14-13 victory over Rocky Mountain Saturday. Quarterback Tom Ellingson gave Rocky Mountain a 13-3 lead on a 42-yard touchdown pass to Randy Durr in the third period and a 96-yard pass play to Mike Lohor in the fourth quarter. . Hoffman kicked his first field goal in the second quarter d Fults scoed his touch-wn and 2-poi't conversion in came into play on Nebraska's next two TDs. The Huskers were charged with roughing the kicker, but the penalty still left Indiana short of a first down. So the Hoosiers punted again. This time Nelson cleanly blocked Lovett's effort and linebacker Bruce Dunning recovered in the end zone for still another TD. Three plays and a punt after the ensuing kickoff, Brown had another dandy punt return. This put the ball at the Indiana 37 and Wurth covered that distance in one play. It was 62-10. An Indiana fumble led to the recordsettihg 10th Nebraska touchdown. It took five plays to cover the needed 21 yards. Indiana then threw a couple of bombs against the NU reserves to score with three seconds left to produce the final score. "One thing that pleased me was that the game didn't turn into a rag tag affair,' ' Osborne said. "Sometimes that will happen when the score gets out of control. But we used everyone we were allowed to bring on the trip (59 players)." When asked how good Nebraska is, Osborne suggested that "we're still finding out. We ought to kpow next week after J n J the rourth period. Chadron drove to the Rocky Mountain 1 late in the game, but turned the ball over to Rocky Mountain on downs. Rocky Mountain picked up one first down, but was forced to punt to the Eagles, who took possession on the Rocky Mountain 33. Chadron picked up eight yards in three plays before calling in Hoffman to kick his game-winning field goal with 1:03 left. Chadron State, 3-0-1 for the season, roled up 408 yards on offense, while Rocky Mountain, winless ia four games, had 329 yards on offense. .From Page ID- we've played Iowa State over in Ames. If we can beat Iowa State, we ought to be able to say, 'Hey, we've got a good team.' But they're a fine team and that will take some doing." Nebraska defensive coordinator Lance Van Zandt was especially pleased by the effort of his troops. "We got blocked some and we made some mistakes, but the kids did everything at full speed," Van Zandt said, "and that's what pleased me." Van Zandt admitted "there was no way I could imagine us beating Indiana like that. Maybe they had a bad day and we had an excellent one. It was probably a combination of both. We've still got work to do. But we're improving each week, and that's what's important. If the players continue to have good practice habits, we'll get even better. Next week is when it all really starts to count. That's when our conference season begins." Remembering that Iowa State has beaten the Huskers the past two years running, the players weren't gloating over this victory for long. Iowa State dominated the conversation before they were out of the lockerroom. Hipp, Norman award winners Nebraska's I. M. Hipp and Indiana's Joe Norman were selected offensive and defensive players of the game Saturday. The award is given jointly by Chevrolet and ABC-TV and represents a $1,000 scholarship to the honored players' schools. Husker I-back Hipp gained 123 yards on 21 carries and scored four touchdowns in the game. Linebacker Norman was the stalwart of Indiana's defense, making 15 unassisted tackles and two assisted tackles. Concordia gets tie with Peru SEWARD (AP) - Concordia scored with 21 and 2 seconds left to earn a 20-20 tie with Peru State in college football Saturday night. Concordia Lorenzo Nicholson went over from the 2-yard line and Concordia recovered an onside kick on the ensuing kickoff. They scored in four plays on a 21-yard pass from Ncholson to freshman Larry Mitchell and the kick w as blocked. NWU second at Wayne meet WAYNE - The Nebraska Wesleyan cross country team placed second in the Wayne State Invitational meet held here Saturday. Northwestern of Iowa won. Kevin Berg of South Dakota State was the individual winner of the five-mile race with Bob Carlson of the Plainsmen second. Dale Bradley of NWU was seventh. Team standings Northwestern (Iowa) 5 NWU 64. Doone 89, Kearney State 89, South Dakota State 113. Midland 114, Dordt (Iowa) 18, Wayne State 184, Westmar (Iowa) 230. Concordia and SE-Falrbury did not score. Individual results 1. Kevin Bers. SDS, 24:55 , 2. Bob Carlson. NWU, 25:03 ; 3. Al Comorlgg, Northwestern, 25:04; 4. Virgil Tieerdsma, SDS, 25:19; 5. Dave Plmpara, Midland, 25:23; 6. Paul Stiles, Doane, 25:30 ; 7. Dale Bradley. NWU, 25:34; 8. Derry Trompe, Kearney State, 25:48; 9. John Snoozv, Midland, 25:49; 10. Duoyne Camarigg, Northwestern, 25:53. NU harriers, suffer defeat Kansas Stale downed Nebraska 22-37 in a cross country dual at Wilderness Park Saturday morning. Tim Davis of the visitors won the four-mile race in a time of :20.10. Brian Dunni-gan of Nebraska was second with a :20.12.5. Mark Fluitt of Nebraska was fifth with a time of : 20.26. Other NU times and places: Dave Chlrchlr, 7th, :J0 30; Stewart Jenkins. 11, :21. 13; Steve Allen, 12, :21.U; Kevin Hottman, 13, :22.04; Tom Bowrnas-ter, 14, : 22.44. City Rec hoop league forming Registration for Lincoln Parks and Recreation's men's, women's and junior high girl's basketball is due this week. Old team registration is Monday and Tuesday while new teams must register Wednesday or Thursday at the Athletics Office at 2010' Van Dorn. Also, game officials and gym supervisors are needed for the adult and grade school basketball program. Anyone interested in officiating should contact the Athletics office. . A if HA, - ; - . ''f " ' V " , j I iu ' : : v ji. 1U Ca r B is -a , Vri 1 1 i i nwiV mm ' , vill(M,i ;,mJL..m,,mm Hi -n. in r ' Scoring Story NU-IU How scored Time left FIRST QUARTER 7-0 Hipp 9 run 11:14 Drive: 55 yards In seven plays. Highlighted by: A 22-yard pass from Sorley to Miller. Conversion: Todd kick. 14-0 Hipp 6 run 7:48 Drive: 49 yards In four plays. Highlighted by: A Sorlev-to-Hlpp-to-Sorlev-to-Brown pass play for 36 yards. Conversion: Todd kick. 21-0 Wurth 2 run 4:23 Drive: 47 yards in five plays. Highlighted by: A 10-vard run by Hipp and an 11-yard run by Wurth. Conversion: Todd kick. 28-0 HIpp 8 run 2:27 Drive: 24 yards In three plays following a Nelson fumble recovery. Conversion: Todd kick. SECOND QUARTER 28-7 Frlede 24 pats from Arnett 11:32 Drive: 44 yards In five plays following recovery of a Berns fumble. Conversion: Freud kick. 28-10 Freud 35 field goal 10:00 Drive: 21 yards in four plays following recovery of HIpp's fumble. 35-10 Berns 1 run 3:18 Drive: 59 yards In seven plays following Cole's pass interception. Highlighted by: A 17-yard run by Franklin and a 26-yard pass from Sorley to Brown. Conversion: Todd kick. THIRDQUARTER 42-10 Hipp 9 run 11:54 Drive: 74 yards in nine plays. Highlighted by: A 14-yard pass from Sorley to Miller. Conversion: Todd kick. 49-10 Lockett 27 pass from Sorley 6:41 Drive: 65 yards In five plays. Highlighted by: A 13-yard run bv Wurth and a 23-yard Sorley-to-Mlller pass. Conversion: Todd kick. FOURTH QUARTER 55-10 Dunning recovered punt In end zone 14:06 Following Nelson block of a Lovett punt. Conversion: kick failed. 62-10 Wurth 37 run 12:54 Drive: 37 yards in one play following Brown's 29-yard punt return. Conversion: Sukup kick. 69-10 Kotera2run :34 Drive: 21 yards in five plays following Bryant's fumble recovery. Conversion: Sukup kick. 69-17. Fisher 19 pass from Clifford :03 Drive: 66 yards In three plays. Highlighted by: A 47-yord pass from Clifford to Lundy. Conversion: Freud kick. Nebraska 28 7 14 20 69 Indiana 0 10 0 7 17 Individual Statis Nebraska Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Hipp .21 123 5.9 Berns 7 Wurth 8 Franklin 7 Kotera 4 Sorley 3 22 3.1 95 11.9 61 8.7 13 3.3 6 8 21 11 52 3 2.0 8.0 5.5 5.5 7.4 3.0 Brown 1 Johnson 4 McCloney 2 Quinn 7 Hoger 1 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Smith 3 112 37.3 Todd 1 35 35.0 Passing No. Co. Yds PI Sorley 13 8 168 0 Hager 4 2 30 0 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Miller 4 77 Brown 4 87 Hipp 1 7 Lockett 1 27 Punt Returns No. Yds. Brown 3 77 McCloney 1 16 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Brown l 23 Berns 1 20 Lockett l 40 Interception Returns No. Yds. Cole l 8 LeRoy 1. 24 Defense Linemen UT AT TT Andrews 5 Weinmaster 4 Horn 4 Lee 4 Cole 4 Llndstrom 3 Clark 3 Pensick 2 Barnett Nelson ,1 1 .1 1 Linebackers Kuni ii s 16 Dunning 4 Vering 4 Williams 0 Backs LeRoy 4 Walton 2 Plllen 2 Nebraska fullback Tim Wurth (25) waited untU the Huskers had a important game before he turned in his first big performance. The 181-pound Omaha South product scored his initial towndown as a Husker in the first quarter on a 2-yard run and followed in the fourth period with a 37-yard scamper up the middle. Wurth had 95 yards rushing, second only to I.M. Hipp, and here challenges Indiana's Brent Tisdale (97). Gory 1 0 1 Fischer l 0 1 Means 1 0 1 Holmes 1 0 1 Indiana Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Darring 13 31 2.4 Harkrader 14 56 4.0 Burnett 9 20 2.2 Johnson 4 10 2.5 Bowers 5 17 3.4 Arnett 8 -5 -0.6 Fisher 1 8 8.0 Clifford 1 -1 -1.0 Punting No. Yds. Ave.. Lovett 10 304 30.4 Passing No. Co. Yds PI Arnett 11 5 84 0 Clifford 12 3 72 2 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Fisher 2 22 Lunbv 2 86 Frlede 1 24 Bowers 2 16 Johnson 1 8 Punt Returns No. Yds. Swinehart 1 3 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Hopkins 2 49 Burnett 4 108 Pennick 2 41 Defense Linemen UT AT TT Tallen ,5 3 8 Tisdale 1 Hunter 2 2 Leake 2 3 M. Ramsey 2 1 Smith 2 1 Oakley 2 1 Alexander 2 0 Willhite 2 0 Mcintosh 0 2 Linebackers Norman 15 2 17 latarola 4 Arbuckle 4 Svbert 3 2 6 2 4 4 7 Tillery., .1 1 2 Backs Keneipp 9 1 10 Wilbur S 1 ( Hodge 3 3 t Barnes 3 1 4 D. Ramsey 1 1 4 Nuspikers take lourtli The University of Nebraska women's volleyball team finished in fourth place in the third annual Husker Invitational volleyball tournament at the NU Coliseum Saturday. The Lady Huskers defeated North Texas State 15-11, 15-4. and Drake 15-7, 15-11 in pool play to advance to tourney bracket play. ' In the semifinals Minnesota defeated Nebraska 15-9, 15-11, 10-15, 8-15, 15-5. In the consolation match for third place, the Huskers took the first two games against Southwest Missouri State, but SWMSU rallied to win the match, 13-15, 11-15, 15-10, 15-4, 15-6. Illinois State gained a finals berth by defeating Southwest Missouri, and then topped Minnesota to gain the tourney championship 15-6, 10-15, 8-15, 15-8, 15-10. The wins raised Illinois State's record to 15-2 on the season. ISU finished eighth in the AIAW national championships last year. Nebraska's record now stands at 8-9 on the season. LSE netters get T-N win First place finishes in the No. 1 doubles and No. 2 singles paced Southeast to victory in the Trans-Nebraska tennis tournament at Fremont Saturday. In key match play, top state players Brian Edwards of Grand Island and Craig Johnson of Southeast battled to a tie-breaker finish. Edwards gained control for the winning point to determine the match. He stands 6-0 in singles play. Team scoring Southeast 33; Grand Island 25; Lincoln East, Fremont, 23 (tie); Northeast, Lincoln High, 9 (tie); North Platte 4. Individual standings No. 1 Slnglei: Brian Edwards, Grand Island, Ml. 2. Craia Johnson, Southeast, 5-1; 3. Steve Scheer, Fremont, 4-2; David DeCoster, East, 3-3; Steve Helslng, Northeast, 2-4; Frank Wlmmer, Lincoln High, 1-5; Reld Helms. North Platte, 04. No. I Doubles: Paul Baker-Tom Brodv, Southeast, 64; 2. Jeff Fredrick-Stan Meyer, Grand Island, 5-1; 3, Rick Lange-meler-Peter Hunt, Fremont, 4-2; 4. Rus-ton Seaman-Tim Nlssen, East, 3-3; Jed Shell-Jan Frohman, North Platte, 2-4; Mark Mannlx-Larry Tostlsll, Lincoln High, 1-5; Cave Joe-Kevin Collier, Northeast, 0-6. No. I Singlet: Charlie Capek, Southeast, 64; 2. Bob Budde.-eost, 5-1; 3. John Nelson, Fremont, 4-2; 4. Steve Koza, Lincoln High, 3-3; 5. Rick Shaw, Grand Island, 2-4; 6. Steve Hotovv, Northeast, 1-5; 7. Mark Hand, North Platte, 0-6. No. 2 Doubles: 1. Brian Chltwood-Brad Brungard, East, 6-0; 2. Morgan Tyner-Chrls Thompson, Southeast, 5-1; 3. Scott Ahlsterond-Craig Ceceva, Northeast, 4-2; 4. Scott Bond-Tom Kroenke, Fremont. 3 3. 5. Doyle Reinwald-MIke Fen, Lincoln High, 2-4; 6. Scott Ehresman-Joe Wood-lev, Grand Island, 1-5; 7. Rob Tomllnson-Rick Edwards, North Platte, 0-6. LHS spikers down Hastings The Lincoln High volleyball team defeated Hastings at Johnson Gym Friday, 15-6, 15-7. Liz Mannix led the Links to vie tory with a total of 17 serve points. Kelly Weixelman tallied 8 points. The Lincoln High reserve team also beat Hastings, 15-10, 152. The Links will host Lincoln East Tuesday at Johnson Gym, Reserve action will begin at 6:15, followed by varsity play au:30. Cornhusker quotes Head Coach Tom Osborne "We had hoped to dominate the line of scrimmage on offense and we did. That made a lot of difference for Hipp. He had plenty of running room all day. "in the past, Indiana had big players who couldn't move. This team was smaller, but quicker and that worried us. But our line really came off the ball." Defensive Coordinator Lance Van Zandt "Our secondary still needs to improve, although that one long catch was unconscious. Andy (Means) was in good position, but the guy made a great catch and took it away from him. The secondary is getting good experience. I hope It carries over into league play." Linebacker Bruce Dunning On his recovery of a blocked punt for a touchdown: "That's the first touchdown I've scored since lunior high school. It was a fumble recovery. Maybe you guys can start calling me I.M. Stunning." I-back, fullback Tim Wurth "I was a little pumped up this week. I was trying to disprove the fallacy that Tlmmy Wurth can't get into the end zone. It's been a no-no zone for me before today and maybe It was affecting me mentally. I just tried to get it out of my system. "I wasn't sure on that first one (a two-yard first quarter TD, his first In a Husker uniform). It was an imprecise moment the way the field was marked. I had to look over and see the signal. When I realized I'd scored, I had a big sigh of relief, that's for sure. "The thing I like about the second touchdown (a 37-yarder in the fourth quarter) Is I was playing fullback. It felt good to get one at both positions." Tight end Junior Miller "I didn't start because I missed a practice I shouldn't have. That really made me want to get out there and hit people. I hate to brag, but I think we'll beat Iowa State because they've beaten us the last two years. You could say we owe them one. Actually, we owe them two." Offensive tackle Kelvin Clark "We really wont Iowa State. Even though they've beaten us the last two years, we feel we've had the better team. This is the year we've got to get them. Everybody's playing as a team. We're moving lust like a machine now and we plan to lust keep on going." Offensive guard Barney Cotton "There are two teams we haven't beaten since I've been on the varsity Iowa State and Oklahoma. Next week is my last chance at Iowa State. I want to beat them as bad as I want to beat anybody." Monster Jim Plllen "The first three games I felt useless. But all of us in the secondary are working hard and making progress, which I think Is most important of all." Wingback Kenny Brown The national punt return leader who returned three Saturday for 77 yards: "I love that lob. It's real exciting. I almost broke two of them today. But it's a real team effort. The blocking has been unbelievable." Defensive end L.C. Cole "It may have looked like I was playing linebacker at times today because I drop off the line and go into that outside position whenever Indiana would go into its spread formation. Our defense, like our offense, lust keeps improving and that's what it's going to take if we're going to beat a team like Iowa State." Hoosier quotes Dave Abrams, strong safety co-captain Comment on I. M. Hipp: "He rates right up there with the best In the nation." On the Huskers: "I don't think we underestimated they're talent. It was lust one of those days where everything went right for them and things lust didn't go right for us." Tim Wilbur, who replaced Abrams Comparing Hipp to Louisiana State Heisman Trophy Candidate Charles Alexander: "That's a tough comparison; Hipp's probably a little tougher because he had a better leg drive and he's so strong. Nebraska had the best runners (better than LSU and Washington). It took two guvs to bring them down." On Indiana's attitude before game: "We all thought we could win, but they lust dominated the line of scrimmage and It was hard to stop them. Most of the tackles had to be made by our linebackers and defensive backs." Jerry Bowers, backup fullback, Hipp's cousin On what he and his cousin talked about on Friday and again before Saturday's game: "I told him he had a great game, and he told me the same. Friday we didn't say anything about the game, we lust talked about old girlfriends." About Hipp's pool-shooting reputation: "I used to beat him out." Head Coach Lee Corso On one-sided loss: "It's like If you played golf against Jack Nicklaus. I think they had a lot to do with It ( Indiana's poor showing). They lust beat the crap out of us. We came out against three top-ratd football teams with a 1-2 record, remember that. But we got BOMBED by Nebraska; I think that's the right word. This was the best all-around team of the three we've played. Ask the players what they think, and they'll tell vou the same thing: We got beat by a superior football team. About Nebraska's 28-polnt first quarter lead: "I thought It was a nightmare, I really did. I thought I would wake up any minute and see that it was (a nightmare)." r ,. 1 STAFF PHOTO By RANDY HAMPTON fc.jkJ,i,v4 M .!, A Ik. M,. L " " i Tt ji iftun Ti if- H"i fi n- iife Hi jr- fi iih l ihf - - - ti iti i- m Tt (irirrr m ,

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