Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 15, 1978 · 59
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 59

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Oct. 15, 1978 Lincoln, Neb., Sunday Journal and Star 'IE Only Wildcat to feel at home was Goodlow By Chuck Sinclair Staff Sports Writer Carl Selmer came home, Eugene Goodlow felt at home and Jim Dickey couldn't wait to get home. In the end, Nebraska's homecoming was not a good one for Selmer, the former Husker assistant coach now offensive coordinator at Kansas State via the University of Miami. After Nebraska's Kerry Weinmaster-led defense throttled the Wildcat offense to the tune of 48-14 Saturday afternoon,, it wasn't difficult for Selmer to leave his old home and return to his new one. Like head Wildcat Coach Dickey, Selmer had no reason to linger around Memorial Stadium. Goodlow was a different story. While the final outcome was no treat, he cherishes the idea of playing on the University of Nebraska turf and why not? As a freshman last year in a junior varsity game in Lincoln, Goodlow glided over the turf with an amazing 304 yards in 12 receptions. Saturday he accounted for well over half of K-State's total offense with 156 yards and an 87-yard touchdown. Memorial Stadium, Goodlow says, feels like home. "It's hard to explain, but once I get here, I just feel at home," said Goodlow, the celebrated receiver from Rochester, N.Y. "It's a nige stadium. I like the field, I like the arena and I like the crowd. There's just something about hearing all those fans. I had confidence that I could beat any py at any lime or place in the ball game." Unfortunately for Dickey, Selmer and the rest of the team, it was not a universal feeling. "Nebraska was the most dominating team we've played as far as winning the line of scrimmage on both offense and defense," Dickey admitted. "They're a much more physical football team than we are, and a much better football team than we are. I just hope they are not that much better. "I thought our kids tried hard, like in the kicking game and coverage of punts, Nebraska has one of the top kick returners in the country," Dickey added. "But to be honest, at times, it looked a little bit like men against boys." Most disappointing to Dickey was the inability of K -State to create the breaks it needed to remain in the ball game after being down only 14-7 at half-time. "1 don't know what our rushing yardage was today, but I'm sure it was minus," Dickey said. "It's hard to get all of what you get passing. They dominated us so badly, both offensively and defensively, it really wasn't very much of a contest to me. We had to try and fool 'em. "I thought they were a good team coming up here, but I didn't know they were that physical," Dickey emphasized over and over. "They really are strong. They must have had 500 or 600 yards against us." (Nebraska had 606 yards.) Selmer, the man in charge of the offense that wouldn't and couldn't roll, thought Weinmas-ter's play was a key factor. "He played very well in the first half," Selmer said. "We had to make some adjustments, but we thought Wein-master was very instrumental in keeping us from doing very much in the first half. I suspect we had very little offense other than one pass. They were coming with three men, and he just beat our center. I hate to say he did, but he did." While Dickey and Selmer had no trouble finding the bus to carry them away from the defeat, Goodlow was talking of the future, lingering a few more moments around the place that felt like home. "Nebraska is beatable," said the confident Goodlow. "We got beat, but we did a lot to beat ourselves. We did some good things, too. This loss will affect us some, but not for long, not for the last five games, and not in the future either." For Husker fans, Eugene Goodlow can take his time in coming back "home" to Lincoln. A sophomore now, he may come back with a team and coaches as confident as he is. Scoring Story it .-'"" , - 1 . ' -i . . MFVTjfr m.KfJjtr - . v ' - - -." 1 - .... w.ui . . 4 '' " ' J y J xfi&iZX rii gm KS-Jeffery ' ' '&ZZZ Isaiah Moses Hipp (32) became Sticky Fingers Hipp on this second-quarter play. From the KSU 46, quarterback Tom Sorley pitched the ball to Hipp but the junior I-back had to reach with his right hand to secure the toss. Hipp tucked in the ball and gained eight yards on the first-down snap. Hipp led NU ball carriers with 183 yards on 26 carries. NU-KSU How scored SECOND QUARTER Time Left 7-0 Sorley 1 run 13:54 Drive: 74 yards In 10 plays. Highlighted by: A 29-yard pass Sorley to Miller and two 11-yard runs by HIpp. Conversion: Todd kick. 14-0 Miller S4 pass from Sorley 6:36 Drive: 54 yards in one play following a Kansas State punt. Conversion: Todd kick. 14-7 Goodlow 87 pass from Manucci 2:05 Drive: 79 yards in three plays following a Nebraska punt. Conversion: Ginther kick. THIRD QUARTER 21-7 Berns4run 14:14 Drive: 66 yards in 5 plays. Highlighted by: A 32-yard run by Hipp and a Sorley to Brown pass for 19 yards. Conversion: Todd kick. 28-7 Brown 33 pass from Sorley 14:01 Drive: 33 yards in one play following Nelson's recovery of a KSU fumble on the kickoff return. Pass play was Sorley to HIpp to Sorley to Brown for the TD. Conversion : Todd kick. 35-7 Franklin 19 run 6:36 Drive: 60 yards In 6 plays. Highlighted by: Hipp's 16-yard run and a Sorley to Miller pass for 15 yards. Conversion: Todd kick. FOURTH QUARTER 35-14 Miller 6 pass from Manucci 12:26 Drive: 66 yards in 6 plays: Highlighted by: Manucci passes to C. Green for 41 and 23 yards. Conversion: Ginther kick. 41-14 Brown 18 run 9:42 Drive: 67 yards in 7 plays. Highlighted by: Sorley pass to Miller for 17 yards and Sorley pass to Finn for 15 yards. Conversion: kick failed. 48-14 Kotera6run :48 Drive: 72 yards in 16 plays. Highlighted by: Hager's 10-yard run, Kotera's 9-yard run and Johnson's 9-yard run. Conversion: Todd kick. Kansas State 0 7 0 7 14 Nebraska 0 14 21 13 48 NJt Aat i f- '.v? -j ill! II f fl - V v lii l . s JnriT 5. - v ! I j mSHsP faki XI 1 ft.'v7r ': 1 Ride 'em cowboy Brown! " W i?X Husker wingback Kenny Brown (22) received a free trip Saturday, but it wasn't on United or Greyhound. Brown leaped high in the jy .v,-s , air 10 caicn a 10m soney A' nass deft) and was given 'fWT,r,?1 on Wet hv rfofonHor r. A .ah. --! 4 aam uwen (ji. uwen a seven-yard gain (right). backer William Fisher (31). fSt$ mytTswgim The Wildcats paid a higher 'kVj'iTiS(!i -'iW-if? nri than emmn vjrrtc f when a nass intprfprpnrp penalty was whistled on the play. S&iiSJT-afcA UPIWIREPHOTOSBY fED KIRK Sfaf photos by Bob Gorham Web Ray Randy Hampton Humberto Ramirez Harald Dreimanis Willis Van Sickle Bob Pearson 1- k 1 'Nd1 jr ,"" -' ' i, 'J is 0 1 i -v 7 til Intercepted f n..n--.iUi4 It didn't work Kansas State took a page out of the Cornhusker play book near the end of the first half with this pass play a la Tom Sorley-to-I.M. Hipp-to-Sorley-to-Kenny Brown. But the results weren't the same as Nebraska's scoring effort early in the second half. Instead NU safety Russell Gary pirated the aerial Wildcat quarterback Dan Manucci (10) hands off (1) to fullback Roosevelt Duncan (30), who gets by Black Shirt Rod Horn (53) before pitching back to Manucci (2). The Wildcat signal caller, behind a block by Mack Green (33) on linebacker Brace Dunning (40), lofted a pass toward the end zone (3) but Gary (9) stepped in front of KSU wide receiver Charlie Green (24) for V ? interception (4). )

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