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i lincoln Journal Friday, Oct. 1Z 1979 17 Sports offensive line concerns KU Coach Fambrough out of the play. Everything we ran seemed to work. "But this is a completely different year, and they'll be playing us tough. If we think it's going to be like last year, we're in big trouble." "We just caught them at a bad time with a lot of injuries, and there was not a lot of incentive for them to stay with it" Said Havekost, the starting left guard: "Last year, they'd just take themselves Nebraska-Kansas lineups OFFENSE i 1 if lite NEBRASKA (4-0) No.

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175 Jr. 198 Jr. 218 Jr. 182 Sr. TE LT LG RG RT SE QB RB FB WB 72 69 57 53 58 84 Goodspeed Havekost Saalfeld Schleusener Steiner Smith 10 12 39 22 Hager Redwine Franklin Brown operation, but hell be in the lineup Saturday.

"It'll finally be a dream come true," Goodspeed said of the opportunity to play against his home state. Nebraska will be healthy for its first conference game, as the fourth and fifth ranked Cornhuskers set about defending their share of the Big Eight title. "One of the most newsworthy things today was that Craig Johnson practiced and seemed to feel pretty good," NU head Coach Tom Osborne said after practice Thursday. Johnson, who sprained an ankle Wednesday, produced 270 yards and three touchdowns against Kansas last season. He rushed 10 times for 192 yards and converted one reception, a Hager screen pass, into a 78-yard touchdown.

His scoring runs covered 64 and 60 yards. But none of the Cornhuskers think the yardage will come as easily Saturday as it did a year ago in Lawrence or, if they do, they're not admitting it. "Kansas' whole defense is juniors and seniors, but a lot of them didn't play against us last year because they were hurt," said Schleusener. DEFENSE 1 Randy Schleusener back to 1892. The Huskers have won the last 10 games and 61 in all A year ago in Lawrence, Nebraska established a conference total offense record by generating 799 yards against an out-manned Kansas defense.

The game ended, less than mercifully, 63-21. Schleusener, then a back-up guard and specialty team star, played the entire second half against the Jayhawks, spending the fourth quarter at tackle. "The coaches weren't screwing No. 81 55 51 97 92 41 66 23 15 34 9 Name Cole Horn Weinmaster Barnett Nelson Baker Williams LeRoy Lindquist Means Ht. 6-2 6-3 6-0 6-5 6-2 6-2 6-1 Wt.

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Series even at 11 Sanguillen's hit lifts Pirates to win around; it wasn't anything like that," said Schleusener. "They were looking for some more tackles for this year, so they tried me there." In the late stages of the game, he found himself on the opposite side of the line from Steiner, who also spent last season as an apprentice, getting most of his playing time when games got out of hand. Steiner rubbed his chin as he recalled last year's Kansas game. "Last year there was some guy playing across from me who wouldn't move," said Steiner. "All he did was throw forearms Kelvin Clark had to have stitches in his chin after the game from one.

"You could fire out on this guy, miss your block, come back, and he'd still be there," Steiner said. The senior tackle from Columbus can't remember which Jayhawk it was, but he doesn't expect a similar situation on Saturday. "I've watched films of them, and I didn't see anybody standing around this year," he said. Mark Goodspeed, NU's other starting tackle, is from Leawood, Kan. but went to high school in Kansas City, Mo.

He didn't make the trip to Lawrence last fall because he was recovering from a back will sweep World Series by going home no games to two," said Ott. "We all got together and said four-out-of five is not bad. That's the way we feeL We feel we can take four in a row this one here and three in Pittsburgh," With two out in the Pittsburgh ninth, O'. hit a bouncer on the wet grass that took a funny bounce and hit second baseman Billy Smith in the chest. Ott was safe at first and it was ruled a base hit.

"Smith didn't get a glove on it," said Ott. "It hit him and broke a chain he had around his neck. He showed me the chain when I got to second base. Ott got to second when Don Stanhouse By Mike Babcock Staff Sports Writer At a reception last Saturday morning for the parents of Nebraska football players, quarterback Tim Hager's dad, Wes, made a point of thanking the parents of each of NU's offensive linemen. "He thanked them because their sons had kept his kid in one piece during the Perm State game," said Cornhusker guard Randy Schleusener.

"After all the publicity those Penn State tackles had gotten, he (Wes) was afraid Tim would be in three pieces when the game was over," Schleusener said. The 6-6, 232-pound junior guard from Rapid City, S.D., has been part of an NU offensive front that has not only kept quarterbacks in one piece but also enabled the Huskers to lead the nation in total offense. That's why he and his teammates in the offensive interior Kelly Saalfeld, Johr, Dai and Mark Goodspeed are of such concern to Kansas head Coach Don Fambrough. Fambrough will bring his 1-3 Jayhawks into Memorial Stadium Saturday for a Big Eight opener and the celebration of Nebraska's homecoming. Kickoff is set for 1:30 p.m.

in the 86th renewal of NU's longest series, dating OU, Texas unbeaten, unafraid DALLAS (AP) Oklahoma has the offense. Texas has the defense. This one should register on Richter Scales as far away as Alaska. It's always been no place for the weak and meek but there is something special about the 74th renewal of the Oklahoma-Texas rivalry Saturday in the Cotton Bowl. Both schools are unbeaten and unafraid.

Oklahoma (4-0) is No. 3-ranked and averaging a nation-leading 45.5 points per game. Texas (3-0) is No. 4 and leading the country in total defense and third in points allowecL Heisman winner Billy Sims of Oklahoma is leading the country in scoring with 11 touchdowns for 66 points. Barefoot John Goodson of Texas is leading America in field goals with 12.

But Texas also can be explosive offensively. Sophomore A.J. (Jam) Jones is third nationally rushing with 138 yards per game. Oklahoma can also be stingy defensively. The first team has yet to allow a touchdown.

This game should be as close as the series has been since World War II. Both teams have won 16 games, with one tie. Texas was a 5-point favorite early in the week but oddsmakers quickly dropped it to 1 point. "We're not quite as good as we've been," says Oklahoma Coach Barry Switzer, whose Sooners have been good enough to beat Iowa 21-6, Tulsa 49-13, Rice 63-21 and Colorado 49-24. "We're going to have to be improved offensively," says Texas Coach Fred Akers.

But the Longhorns have been improved enough to beat Iowa State 17-9, Missouri 21-0 and Rice 26-9. Akers says, "I can't imagine anyone not looking forward to playing in this game." Switzer says, "There's no other matchup this year like it in collegiate football." The nationally televised meeting will get underway at 3:50 p.m. EST with fans in the Cotton Bowl. The game has been soldout every year since 1946. Scalpers have been asking and getting over $100 a ticket in Dallas.

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180 6-0 Kickott: p.m. Manny Sanguillen trying to hit the ball up the middle. "It was a slider away. I don't think it was even in the strike zone." Sanguillen smiled over that remark, because he was just living up to his repu-'; tation as a bad ball hitter. Sanguillen's the type of guy you throw down the middle and he doesn't hit," Stanhouse said.

"You throw anywhere else and he hits it." "I wasn't playing a hunch," said Pitts- burgh Manager Chuck Tanner. "I knowi that Manny can handle the bat. I felt he was the typo of pitcher who could gn witlr Stanhouse." In a departure from the pattern of Game One, in which Pittsburgh allowed five first-inning runs then spent the rest of the game trying to come back, Thurs- day night the Pirates took a 2-0 lead in the second inning. Willie Stargell and John Milner opened with singles off a struggling Jim Palmer, i Bill Madlock singled to score Stargell and send Milner to third. Ott followed with a fly to deep center that scored Mil-; ner.

However, Pittsburgh starter Bert? Blyleven gave back half the lead within three pitches when Eddie Murray, hitting a 1-1 pitch, drove the ball deep into the I right field bleachers for a home run. Baltimore tied the score 2-2 in the sixth and gambled for more in an aggressive coaching decision by third base coach Cal Ripken. The gambled failed Ken Singleton opened with a single and Eddie Murray doubled him home. Murray moved to third on an infield grounder by Doug DeCinces and, when John Lowenstein lined softly to right fielder Dave Parker, Ripken decided to test what is conceded to be the most intlmi- dating arm in the National League. Park-1 er's arm won.

"That's the kind of baseball we play," said Baltimore Manager Earl Weaver, "We were trying to force the play. The man has to make a perfect throw and Ott I has to catch the ball and tag him. "They won the pennant and they are probably going to make that play more than they won't. When you shoot sometimes you lose." 2 A throw from right field also worked against Baltimore on Sanguillen's hit With two out and none on, Ott received credit for a hit when second baseman Billy Smith could not handle his sharp! grounder. Phil Garner walked and San- guillen slapped his liner to right where Ken Singleton gloved it and threw home.

First baseman Eddie Murray cut the throw, then relayed quickly to home, where he narrowly missed the aUdlna Ott. "Of course I would rather he had let! the throw go through," said Singleton, "But the decision had to be made In split second and Eddie did what he-thought he had to do. I thought we still could have had him, even after Opt cut4 on. I Box score, see Scoreboard) i i i 1 1 APWIREPHOTO It might appear that Baltimore's Eddie Murray (left) and Pittsburgh's Ed Ott are about to square off, but it was merely part of the action as Murray was tagged out at the plate after a throw from the Pirates' Dave Parker. PITTSBURGH (UPI) Eight years after the two of them helped win a world championship for Pittsburgh, Manny San-guillen chose another dramatic occasion to remember his late friend Roberto Cle-mente.

"Anything we do is going to be for Cle-mente," Sanguillen said Thursday night after his two-out, pinch-hit single in the ninth inning gave the Pirates a 3-2 victory over the Baltimore Orioles and evened the World Series at one victory apiece. The Series switches to Three Rivers Stadium tonight for Game Three with left-hander Scott McGregor scheduled to pitch for Baltimore and lefty John Can-delaria for the Pirates. The weather forecast called for cloudy skies and a chance of snow flurries with temperatures in the 30s. Sanguillen, then the regular catcher, batted .379 in the 1971 Series when the Pirates defeated the Orioles in seven games. Clemente batted .414 with two home runs to win the MVP award.

Clemente was killed in a plane crash off Nicaragua on New Year's Eve in 1976, and if Sanguillen went to the plate with the intention of honoring his memory, he did a good job. Batting for winning pitcher Don Robinson, he poked a pitch from reliever Don "Full Pack" Stanhouse into right field to score FA Ott with the winning run. Kent Tekulve pitched the ninth for the save. "I was just trying to make contact," Sanguillen said. "With two strikes I wasn't trying to pull the ball.

I was just Pittsburgh pecting their first child any day, maybe any hour. "I didn't think about it when I was on the mound," Robinson said. "You don't think about that when Ken Singleton is up to bat with the bases loaded" Robinson got out of the jam bu striking out Singleton. He was aided by a slick double play in the eighth and reliever Kent Tekulve, who put the Orioles away in order in the ninth. Pirate relief pitchers managed 82-3 scoreless innings in a first-game loss to Baltimore.

They added three more scoreless innings Thursday night. "I really don't think Baltimore can hold a candlestick to our relief pitching," said Ott. "We've got the advantage going back to Pittsburgh," said Robinson. "We'll be on artificial turf. We'll be in front of our fans.

This was a great big win for us." TV SMrts Scene Friday Football Southeast vs. Lincoln High, 7 p.m., CE) Devanev Football, CD Basketball Lakers vs. Clippers, 11 p.m., Baseball World Series, 7 p.m., Saturday. Baseball World Series, 11 :30a.m.,O Specials Sports Spectacular, Pacific Gymnastics Championships, 3:30 p.m., Qj) Football Nebraska Poetboll, 9 o.m., (B Oklahoma vs. Texas, 2:30 p.m., Coosa College Scoreboard, 4:55 p.m., QD Fremont vs.

Lincoln East, 7 p.m JX) Penn State vs. Army, 9:30 p.m., CE) Tom Osborne Show, 10:30 p.m., GD Michigan vs. Minnesota, 12:30 a.m., CD Basketball Hawks vs. 12:30 o.m., CD KU's Criswell backs words with actions Orioles in walked Phil Garner. Then Manny San guillen lined a pinch single to right.

Though the basepaths were muddy, Ott made a neat turn around third, then slid home ahead of the throw. "I don't run fast enough to slip. I don't run fast enough to take a wide turn," Ott said with a laugh. "It was the ideal situation for me." Meanwhile, it wasn't quite the ideal situation for winning Pirate reliever Don Robinson. While Robinson was dealing with a muddy mound and the Orioles, his wife, Rhonda, was at home in Pittsburgh ex- give Kansas a 21-7 lead But it was downhill the rest of the afternoon as Syracuse outscored the Jayhawks, 38-7.

"Things might have been going too good in the first quarter," Verser said "We just let down. It's hard to take when things are going that well and then there's a 18frdegree turn." Other KU notes: Kicker Mike Huboch has now converted a school record 45 straight extra points. Career-wise, he's 62 of 64. He also has 17 Held goals. Another against Nebraska Saturday will give him the school record.

When Joe Morris of Syracuse rushed for 252 yards against KU last Saturday, It marked the first time an opponent had hit the 200-yard mark since Nebraska's I.M. Hipp had exactly 200 two years ago In a 52-7 NU win In Lincoln. Things weren't always like that. KU coaches John Hadl and Larry Donovan played against each other In the 1961 Kansas-Nebraska game won by KU, 28-6, In Lincoln. Hadl was the All-America quarterback that season.

Donovan, a former Husker end from Sxottsbluff, now coaches KU's outside linebackers. Verser! 100 yards lost weekend was the first time a KU receiver had hit the century mark since Woddell Smith had 123 yards on three catches against Wisconsin three years ago. Of KU's nine worst defeats, three have been administered by Nebraska In this decode 564) In 1972, 564 In 1974 and 554 In 1971. The Huskers have beaten the Jayhawks 10 straight years, outscorlng them, 401-77, In the process. Ott: Pirates BALTIMORE (AP) Catcher Ed Ott says the Pittsburgh Pirates plan no return trip to Baltimore.

"We went into this game thinking knowing that we were going to take the next four in a row," Ott said Thursday night after he scored the winning run in the ninth inning as Pittsburgh beat Baltimore 3-2 in Game Two of the World Series. The Series now stands at a victory apiece. The Pirates could end it with victories on their home turf Friday night, Saturday and Sunday. "We didn't want to repeat the 1971 away four times. He also recovered a fumble.

For the season, Criswell has made four tackles behind the line of scrimmage for losses totaling 28 yards the most among all KU defenders. "Netdless to say, I've got a lot of confidence," Criswell said. "I'll admit I never would have made such a statement before the start of the season. But after going against some of the best teams in the nation, I have confidence that I can back up what I say." Criswell's best game was in the 28-7 loss at Michigan. He was credited with 13 tackles, nine unassisted, and recovered a fumble.

"Changing positions is the best thing that's happened to me since high school," admitted CriswelL who approached KU defensive coordinator Tom Batta when he saw the new coaching staff was installing a 24 defense. "I was a defensive lineman in high school," Criswell explained. "Playing with reckless abandon is more natural to me than playing tight end" Criswell lettered two years at tight end for the Jayhawks, but he's convinced he's helping the team and himself more at linebacker. "I want to play pro football," he said, a a "and my future is at a defensive end-type position, not tight end" KU is blessed with enough receivers already. In terms of combined quality and depth, wide receiver is the Jayhawks' main strength.

Eight lettermen staff the two receiver positions. KU's No. 1 pass-catching threat, at least in the eyes of Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne, is Kansas City, junior David Verser. "He has exceptional speed," Osborne said, "and he can do some pretty major damage." That was obvious in his debut as a freshman. Playing on a wishbone team, Verser caught 11 passes for 220 yards and touchdown in a 28-14 loss at Texas Against Kansas State last year, he caught three passes for 102 yards.

Although a hamstring injury caused Verser to miss KU's opener at Pitt and was not fully healed by the Michigan game, he's making up for lost time. In last week's loss to Syracuse, Verser caught five passes for 100 yards. He had 64-yard completion on a tipped pass where he wasn't even the Intended receiver. Verser caught a short two-yard pass to want to be the best outside linebacker in college football I truly believe I can be before this season is over. That statement did not come from a returning All-American from Southern CaL Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma or Nebraska.

It didn't come from an all-conference player either. It wasn't even said by someone who played outside linebacker last season. The man who said it is Kirby Criswell, Kansas' tight end-turned-linebacker. The senior from GrinnelL Iowa, is serious when he says it, too. "Look," he said, "I'm 6-8 and 230 pounds.

I can run a 40-yard dash in 04.65 seconds and I love to play football Why shouldn't I be the best outside linebacker in America?" Before the season started, someone could have given Criswell a list of reasons a mile long in response to his question. But after his play against Pitt, Michigan, North Texas State and Syracuse, the reasons have dwindled substantially. Despite KU's 45-27 loss to Syracuse last week, Criswell was the Jayhawks" nomination as the defensive player of the game. He pressured Syracuse quarterback Bill Hurley Into throwing the ball 7.

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