Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 15, 1978 · 64
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1 2E Oct. 15, 1978 Lincoln, Neb., Sunday Journal ond Star Cornhusker comments By Wayne Gonyea Tom Sorley, NU quarterback On Nebraska's two touchdowns In 59 seconds to open the second half: "Coach Osborne oave us a pretty good speech at halftlme. He reminded us of who we wereNebraska, and we are playing for the Big Eight championship. We aren't going to get stopped by Kansas State. Let's get out there In the second half and not even make It close. "He sold If we had loafed In the first half he didn't want to see ony of It In the second half. He told us to get after them and blow them out. As a team, we took It to heart and blew them out." On NU's game plan: "We basically try to stick with a game plan. We work all week on certain defenses and If they do something different we make changes during halftlme. We still run the some plays, but the blocking of the line is different. A lot of our first half mistakes were due to Kansas Stale's oggresslve play. Some of the plays we thought we could run on them weren't going very good until we made the halftlme adlustments." On the pass receiving of tight end Junior Miller: "Junior is so big and so quick, he is lust easy to throw to. Most of the pass plays we used were play action. They were trying to use their quickness on us. They were taking the fake and Junior was blazing down the field. He should have had another reception if I had thrown It a little better." Safety Russell Gary On his first ever pass interception: "It felt good. I want to go out there and get another one." On Nebraska's pass defense: "The line did a real good lob. They put on a strong rush and took the pressure off the secondary. But I felt the secondary did a good lob also, putting on the pressure and not leaving anybody open. We didn't give them anybody to pass to, especially in the first half. With our secondary it's iust a game-to-game thing, and we try to get better and better." NU wlngback Kenny Brown On his pass reception at the KSU four in Nebraska scoring drive following the second half kickoff: "I knew I stepped out (cf bounds) once, but I lust tried to keep walking the line. I hoped he (the official) wouldn't see it, but he was looking deod at mv feet." On his 33-yard touchdown reception of a razzle-dazzle Sor-lcy-Hipp-Sorley pass: "It was a 41 pitch pass, wlngback motion. I guess I was barely in bounds, but I really didn't notice the sideline too much at the time. That play seems to work iust about every time." On his second TD, an 18-yard counter trap with 9.42 remaining in the game: "They've been telling me to go straight up the middle and cut bock if I could. That's what I did. They were flowing to my left so I cut back to the right. Tom Ohrt was the key. He threw a super block and that's what opened It up for me." NU fullback Andra Franklin On his 19-yard touchdown run in the third quarter: "It was o fullback trap. The guard came around and trapped and the whole line blocked well. All I hod to do was hit and takeoff." On Nebraska's second-half scoring explosion: "I think Coach Osborne thought we weren't doing as good as we could have. He told us to go out there in the second half and drive the ball right at them, and that's what we did." On next Saturday's game against Colorado: "It's going to be a good game. They should be meaner now that they've lost, it all depends on how well we practice through the week." Defensive end George Andrews On Nebraska's defense: "The running game was the key. I really thought that the offensive line got a real good pass rush. We shut down their running game, so they had to come out throwing." On Rod Horn's pass defense, which nearly resulted in two interceptions: "He lust read the screen real well. I don't know what he was doing. I lust looked over there and there he was, trying to catch the ball." On playing Colorado after their upset by Oklahoma State: "That really doesn't matter. When you have lost to Nebraska for 11 years, well, they won't hove ony difficulty getting up. Possibly they were looking ahead to us. We'll have to get ready for them." Offensive tackle Kelvin Clark "Kansas State threw some defensive formations at us in the first half we weren't really ready for. It was the spacing of their linemen. It was like facing on eight-man line. After we made the odiustmenis at halftlme and scored those two quick touchdowns we were okay, though." Offensive guard Steve Llndquist "Colorado losing to Oklahoma State doesn't change anything for next week. They're still Colorado. We'll have to be fired up, because you know thev will be. We wont approach that game any different than if they'd won 100-0." K-Slate comments By Ken Hambleton and Brian Hill Dan AAanucci K-St. Quarterback On his passing and Kerry Weinmoster: "I lust couldn't get the time to pass early. That Weinmaster (NU noseguard Kerry) was coming in quicker than a cat. He was iust blowing by people. He mode that three-man line work so well for Nebraska. And in the first half, and some of the times in the second half, I didn't pick up the blitz. When we did get the time to throw, we proved we have solid passing game." On emotions: "We were up so high after winning our last two games, this was a hard loss to take. We lust didn't click as a team." On NU future: "Nebraska is a good team and they look they they're as tough as anybody In the conference. I'd like to see Nebraska beat Oklahoma and win the conference to balance things out." Charlie Green, Split end from Omaha On the loss: "Toking nothing away from Nebrosko, they're a fine team, but we contributed quite a bit to their score with our mistakes." On Nebraska's defense: "I was open a number of times, but Monucci iust didn't hove the time to find any of us. He sow me, but couldn't throw with some 6-5 guy in his face all day." On Tim Fischer interception that stalled K-State drive in third quarter: "He got Inside of me and all I could do was try and catch him. It's too bad the pass was short, because I think I would have scored." Gr eg Best, Cornerback On NU running backs: "There wasn't a weak one in the bunch. And that Hipp doesn't look too strong, but he sure proved me wrong. With Junior Miller all I could do was grab lor the legs and hold on for dear life." Dennis Pllkington, Center On playing across from NU noseguard Kerry Weinmasfer:"He's the fastest guy I've faced. We planned to double team him, but they did some things we didn't expect, so we hod to single team him ... I hod him on pass blocking and you could knock him down and he's still come back. You have to run counter plays to the backs and get him going the wrong direction." Jim Miller, Tight End On his touchdown reception: "That was my first touchdown at KSU. We iust flooded the left part of the end zone and I was alone when they overran the Play." On NU's George Andrews: "He was playing to the outside, but I had trouble finding him to block him." On pass blocking problems: "We couldn't give AAanucci the time because the Nebraska guys were looping on their rush and we lust didn't get the lob done. They were very fast and we didn't keep up with them enough of the time." Hertel passes aid Rice, 21-14 Huskers- . From page IE- First dawns Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards SMU topples Baylor, 28-21 quarterback bteve bmitn mia- First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards Passes Punts Fjmbl-lost Penalties- yards SMU 23 -8 325 5 32 41 1 4-347 V-5 3-34 Bay 1? 66-224 IS 71 5-40.6 44 7-44 WACO. Texas (UPI) -Sophomore Mike Kord threw for 335 yards and four touchdowns, all to Kmanuel Tolbert, 4 ....11., Inntkm M ,t h,tHlLt from a 21-0 halftime deficit to a 28 21 decision Saturday over winless Baylor. A mental error by Baylor way through the third period cost the Bears a fourth touchdown and gave SMU a final chance to get something rolling. SMU 0 4 22-JJ Baylor 14 7 0 u 31 Bay-Howell 13 run (Biedsoekickl BovPoiiord 1 run (Bledsoe men Bov-Elom 1 run .'Bledsoe luck) SMU-Tolbert 4 pass from Ford (run foiled I SMU-Tolbert 9 pass from Ford (Garcia kick I SMU-Tolbert 9 pass from Ford (run failed) SMU-FGGorcio20 SMU-Tolbert 6 poss from Ford (kick failed) A-36.M0 Rice 21 54-1 M 240 38 TCU 17 42130 128 42 2S-14-1 25-12-4 6-37.5 616.5 54 S-92 FORT WORTH, Texas (UPI) Sophomore Randy Hertel rifled three touchdown passes, including a 41-yarder to all-time Rice receiving leader David Ilouser, to rally the Owls to a 21-14 Victory Saturday over Texas Christian in their first Southhwest Conference triumph since 1976. In completing 16-of-28 passes for 240 yards, Hertel outdueled TCU senior Steve Bayuk, who connected on 12-of-25 throws and ran 4 yards for one touchdown and offset a 100-yard kickoff return by Horned Frog freshman Phillip Epps. Hertel's first scoring pass covered 2 yards to 6-8 tight end Robert Hubble on a fourth down to tie the game 7-7 with 8:43 to go in the second quarter. Hertel made it 14-7 at half-time on a 32-yard screen pass to jumior tailback Earl Cooper. Rice 0 14 7 0-21 TCU 7 0 7 0-14 TCU-Bayuk 4 run (Porter Kick Rice-Hubble 2 Pass from Hertel (Hansen kick) Rice-Cooper 32 pass from Hertel (Hansen kick) TCU-Epps 100 kickoff return (Porter kick) Rice-Houser 41 pass from Hertel (Hansen kick) A 14,433 Derrie Nelson recovered for the Huskers. On the very next play, Osborne used a Sorley-to-Hipp-to-Sorley-to-Brown touchdown pass. It was 28-7 with less than a minute gone in the second half. "The fumble and the quick second touchdown pretty much took them out of the game," Osborne observed. "It seems like every game has a short span of a minute or two which really turns things around. That one minute was the key for us. It took a lot out of them." Despite six first downs for Nebraska to just a pair of the Wildcats, the first quarter ended in a scoreless tie. On its second possession, the Huskers gained the K-State 21, but Sorley was sacked for a 10-yard loss and Billy Todd missed a 48 yard field goal attempt. The next time the Huskers had the ball they climaxed a 74-yard drive on the third play of the second quarter when Sorley sneaked in from the one. A 29-yard pass completion to tight end Miller plus 11 and 12-yard runs by Hipp highlighted the march. Todd's placement boot made it 7-0 with 13:56 remaining in the first half. Nebraska came right back on its next possession to move from its own 28 to the Wildcat 24 before bogging down. But three plays and a punt later the Huskers had the ball on then-own 46. This time Sorley and Miller teamed up to cover the distance on a play which fooled Kansas State and most of the fans in the stands. Sorley faked to Hipp on a dive Into the line, hid the ball on his hip and then fired the 54-yard strike over a defense that was closing in to stop the apparent run. The Huskers appeared to be in command. Kansas State had been unable to move the ball on the ground and quarterback Dan Manucci, the Big Eight's leading passer, had completed just one of seven tosses. And that was a behind-the-line, underhand forward shovel that gained but a single yard. Then It happened. Manucci found Goodlow open over the middle and the :09.5 sprinter ran between two Husker defenders to complete an 87-yard touchdown play. It pulled the Wildcats within seven at 14-7 with 2:05 remaining in the half. The long-distance touchdown was nothing new for the Kansas State pair. It was Good-low's fourth TD catch of the season. And they have averaged 67 yards each! For Manucci, it was his seventh scoring strike this fall and all but one has been for 50 yards or more. Season's Nebraska (5-1) Aloooma 3-20 Colllornlo........36-26 Hawoll 56-11 Indiana 69-17 Iowa St 23-0 Kansas State... 41-14 0-21 at Colorado 0-28 Oklahoma St. N-4 at Kansas N-U Oklahoma N-U Missouri "We didnt do that just to make it an exciting game," Nebraska defensive coordinator Lance Van Zandt assured. "I was proud of the defense. That was about the only bad play of the first half." Osborne agreed. "Kansas State had a lot of good athletes in the skill positions on offense. Guys like Goodlow could play for anybody in the league. But we felt that if the defense could shut down their running game which they did - they'd have a hard time winning." After the two quick Nebraska touchdowns to open the second half, the outcome was no longer in doubt. Nebraska padded the lead to 35-7 on a 19-yard burst up the middle by fullback Andra Franklin. A 15-yard pass from Sorley to Miller the Husker tight end finished with five catches for 124 yards and a 16-yard dash by Hipp were the key plays. Tim Wurth, who started at I-back after a 102-yard day against Iowa State, gave way to Hipp late in the first quarter after reinjuring his neck, records jammed in practice this week. a.X"o-3i Kansas State closed the gap urn 45 to 35-14 on a 66-yard drive early ait Force"""" 34-2i in the final frame. It featured SrtroL".:::::::'i45i Manucci passes of 22 and 41 topi"; !niSe n-4 at iowo state Green and finished with a nine- Konm0 yarder to tight end Jim Miller. But Nebraska took the ensuing kickoff and also went 66 yards in just six plays to make it 41-14. Kenny Brown tallied the TD on an 18-yard counter play. Tim Hager took over at quarterback the next time the Huskers had the ball and engineered 62-yards for the final touchdown. A six-yard blast by fullback Jim Kotera capped the drive which required 16 plays, earned five first downs and ate up all but the final 48 seconds of the game. Colorado, next week's Husker foe in Boulder, was upset by Oklahoma State Saturday, 24-20. The Buffs entered the game with a perfect 5-0 mark while the Cowboys were 0-5. "That wont have any effect on our game," Osborne said. "Beating Nebraska Is an obsession with them." Colorado hasn't topped the Huskers since 1967. Van Zandt agrees. "Colorado might have been caught looking ahead to us. You can bet they'll play hard and tough -their very best We'll just have to be prepared to do the same." NU spikers place fourth CHICAGO, EL - The Uni versity of Nebraska women's volleyball team placed fourth in the Windy City Invitational here Saturday. In pool play Saturday morning, the Huskers lost to Indiana 15-12, 15-10, but was able to advance to single elimination tourney play in spite of the loss. Led the strong blocking of Kim Hermes, Nebraska knocked off No. 1 seed DePaul, which was undefeated in pool play. The Huskers won the match. 15-13, 15-10. Nebraska then fell to So. Illinois, 15-8, 15-7, and In a playoff for third place fell to Wisconsin 15-12, 15-7. 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