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6E Oct. 28, 1979 Lincoln, Sundov Journa and Sfar ifted Wine9 goes well with filet of Buffalo, rftr Li 4. i Nebraska I-back Jarvis Redwine (12) turned in his best day as a Corn-husker Saturday as he rushed for 206 yards on 18 carries, but, the junior transfer's most impressive carry of the day may have been one which covered only 13 yards. Redwine took a pitch (1) from quarterback Tim Hager (10) and started out what looked like a typical Nebraska sweep. Seeing that Colorado had the right side closed off, (2) Redwine changed directions and headed back to the left leaving blockers Mark Goodspeed (72), Junior Miller (89), and Randy Schleusener (S3) behind.

Redwine picked up a key block (3) from John Havekost (69) and did the rest himself, diving (4) across the goal line, just inside the pylon (5) for his third touchdown. i rJ-4W1 I N-Schleusener ortTU N-Franklin 0 Huskers- for it by imitating a runaway tank on two occasion's when he carried the ball on end around r1mng plays. One gained 34 yards while the other went for 17 more. was a surprised, but real excited, vvhfn they put that play in this week," Miller admitted. "I ran it once in high school and, made a touchdown from ahout r0 yards out 'I thought I'd score both times today, but it djdtft quite work out.

But it. was sure fun." "i'Olorado linebacker Bill Hoe, who intercepted a Ilager pass and ran it back 69 yards for the Buffs' only touchdown, said that "if were to become a running back, I'd to change to offense." Miller's two long runs helped the Huskers gam 452 yards rushing. Nebraska thus im-pfpved on its 372.7 yards per-game average which ranked second nationally t'J'he Huskers also improved in two other statistical areas. They were second in the na-tiofi'in defense against the rush (07.7) and al- lowed the Buffs just 59 yards on the ground. TJiey were fourth in the country in total defease with a 1K4.7 average.

Colorado managed jusj. 146 yards in total offense. MI hlill tops Nebraska should hold on to the nation's total offense leadership, despite dropping below its average with 479 yards against Colorado. The Nebraska dominance is clearly shown by Colorado's inability to move the ball on first -dofwi. The Buffs the ball 20 times during the game on first -and ten.

The 20 plays net-led a total of 14 yards. That dictated a Buff pass on second and third down much of the time. "And if there's one we did real well today, it was blitzing the passer," Nil defensive coordinator Lance Van Zamll noted. "We really went after them. "We were actually over-aggressive a couple of-times," Van audi admitted.

"Our guys wanted to get at the passer so bad they overran a few times in the first half and he was able? to scramble out of there for some long gains. But I'd rather have them over-aggres-sive than under-aggressive. We made a good adjustment at half time. They had minus yard-, the second half." Zandt said he had the defense blilz the pjUifcer more in the second half than any time he" can remember. "We had the blitz on 12-15 times in the second half compared to a half duzpn limes in I he first half." yiiick starl IX Colorado surprised the capacity crowd by taking the opening kickoff and moving 64 yards to the ilusker 15 before bogging down and settling for a 32 yard field goal by Tom Field and a 3-d lead.

The points snapped a three-game shutout iitnng by the NU defense. ut Nebraska came right back. The Huskers tooft the ensuing kickoff and marched 77 yards olijl running plays to lake a 7-0 lead on lled- 'wijie's first 'I'D a 23 yard scamper and Dean Sukup's PAT. Individual page IE. Midway through the second slanza the Huskers upped the margin to 14-3 with a 45-yard drive after middle guard Oudious Lee covered Colorado's only lost fumble of the day.

Redwine had another 23-yard run and fullback Tim Wurlh added 11 more before Hipp crashed in from one yard out on fourth down. Hut the Buffs stayed close when Roe picked off 1 lager's sideline pass tlirown on fourth-and three from the CU 33 and chugged unmolested down the sidelines to a touchdown. "Obviously I didn't see him," Ilager said. "Junior was the primary receiver, but he was covered. I saw Jim (Kotera) and he looked clear, but I got hit just when I threw the ball.

When I first heard the crowd reaction I thought he'd dropped it. But then I saw everybody running the other way and knew what had happened." Itreathing room Nebraska got a little more breathing room from a 37-yard Sukup field goal just before half-time to gain a narrow 17-10 intermission lead. Nebraska wasted little time in settling the issue at the outset of the second half. On the second play, Redwine look a pitchout around the right side, cut left against the grain and out-legged the pursuing Buffs to the end zone on a 56-yard Tl) jaunt. Two plays later, NU linebacker Tom Vering leaped high lo make an interception his first as a Ilusker at the Colorado 34.

Wingback Kenny Brown dashed 14 yards and fullback Andra Franklin gained seven more before Redwine tallied his third TD with an exciting 13-yard run. The play was intended to go around right end, but when "Marvelous Jarvis" saw the path blocked, he reversed his field, headed around the left side, picked up a bevy of blockers and dove the final three yards into the corner of the end zone. The narrow 17-10 halftime lead was suddenly 31 10 after just 3'i minutes of play in the third quarter. Nebraska completed the scoring early in the fourth quarter when Franklin skipped over from two yards out to climax a 57-yard drive in 10 plays. Colorado improved "If Colorado had played the way they did against Drake (a 13-9 CU loss early in the season), we might not think a 38-10 win was all that great," Osborne noted.

"But Ihey are a much better team now than they were then. Colorado is certainly better than a t-6 team. I think they've got a good chance lo win their last four games (Iowa Slate, Oklahoma State, Kansas and Kansas Stale)." Missouri, a 19-3 loser to Kansas State, comes up next for the Huskers in Columbia. Last year, Mizzou snapped a nine-game Nebraska win streak in the final regular-season game, 35-31. "Missouri is always tough, and they may be a little mad and even tougher after losing to Slate," Ilager said.

"But you can bet we won't have a letdown. We've got a little revenge factor going for us, you know." Statistics i.ii a jjA. SSi. CLM" I 1 SifcfSLA rSJj. 0.

NU-CU How Scored J.Williams 1 2 3 Horn 2 0 2 Clark 2 1 3 Weinmaster 2 2 4 Lee 2 1 3 Barnett 3 1 4 Pensick 0 1 1 Nelson 5 3 8 Lindstiom 1 0 1 Smith 1 0 1 Hurley 1 1 2 Linebackers Baker 10 2 12 McWhlrter 1 0 1 Vering 8 7 15 Damkroger 2 0 2 Selbcl 0 1 1 Rurtd 1 0 1 Hlneline 1 0 1 Backs Llndquist 6 3 9 Lerov 3 2 5 Gary 1 3 4 C.Johnson 0 1 1 Colorado Offense Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Solomon 11 29 2.6 Olander 12 25 2.1 C. Davis 12 -24 -2 Ford 8 22 2.7 Green 1 5 5 Reed 1 2 2 Punting No.

Yds. Ave. Olander 226 37.7 Passing No. Co. Yds PI Solomon 8 4 39 1 Scoring Story Nebraska Offense Rushing No.

Yds. Ave. Hager 4 Redwine 18 206 11.5 Frqpklin 12 70 5.8 Brown 3 14 4.7 Hipp 14 57 4.1 WBtlh 3 24 8 Kofera 3 17 5.7 Miller 2 51 25.5 Steels 1 14 14 MCCrady 1 4 4 Johfison 1 1 1 Wllkening 1 5 5 Maeer 1 -9 -9 Punllng No. Yds. Ave.

Smith 3 115 3B.3 Passing No. Co. Yds PI Hager 9 1 20 1 Qulnn 3 1 7 0 st Poss Receiving 'J No. Yds. smith i 20 Fjw) 1 7 Punt Returns No.

Yds. 1 1 1 14 Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Brown 3 56 Defense Linemen UTATTT Cole C.Davis 5 4 48 0 Pass Receiving No. Yds.

Pugh 3 49 Willett 2 20 Olander 2 12 Ford 1 6 Punt Returns No. Yds. M. Davis 2 38 Kickoff Returns No. Yds.

Hovnes 3 76 Olander 2 28 Defense Linemen UT AT TT Visger 10 0 10 Short 3 6 9 Young 1 1 2 Sazoma 3 6 9 Kennedy 1 0 1 Doollttle 3 2 5 Humble 2 3 5 Kramerouhl 1 0 1 Linebackers Roe 9 2 11 Omphrev 2 1 3 Scott 5 5 10 Remington 2 1 3 Walker 1 0 1 Backs Yates 1 0 1 Haynes 3 1 4 Davis 5 2 7 Choce 2 0 2 Roberts 3 3 6 Llllo 1 0 1 Johnson 5 3 II Time Lett 17-10 Sukup 37 field goal i Drive: 67 yards In 7 plays. Highlighted by Miller Vrii mi' 'Ufa. Staff photos by Bob Gorham Randy Hampton Harald Dreinaanis GailFolda Humberto Ramirez Web Ray FIRST QUARTER 0-3 Field 32 field goal Drive: 80 yards In 15 plays. Highlighted bv 23 yard pass from Solomon to Pugh, and Solomon run of 36 yards. 7-3 Redwine 23 run Drive: 77 yards In 11 plovs.

Highlighted bv 14, 8 yard runs by Franklin. Conversion Sukup kick. SECOND QUARTER 14-3 Hipp 1 run Drive: 55 vords In 8 plays. Drive started when Lee recovered fumble, highlighted by 23 yard run by Redwine. Conversion Sukup kick.

14-10 Roe 69 pass Interception Conversion: Field kick. 8:15 3:05 8:16 3:17 reverse tor yaras. THIRDQUARTER' 24-10 Redwine 55 run 14 04 Drive 60 yards In 2 plavs. Conversion Sukup kick. 31-10 Redwine 13 run 34 Drive: 34 yards In 3 plays.

Highlighted by 14 yard run by Brown. Conversion: Sukup kick. FOURTH QUARTER 38-10 Franklin 2 run ji 2 Drive: 57 yards In 10 Plavs. Highlighted by Franklin runs of 6, 8 and 10 yards. Conversion: Sukup kick.

Colorado 3 7 0 010 Nebraska 7 10 14 t.m Attendance: 74,160.

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