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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska • 29

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Money, 13 undag 3ournal-0far OCTOBER 26, 1986 Hob of MOTMsiiini: one By Mike Babcock BOULDER, Colo. The goal posts at Folsom Field collapsed under the weight of 18 seasons of Colorado frustration Saturday afternoon. Colorado 20, NebraskaJO. The south goal posts came down with IS seconds still on the clock, a premature celebration for the Buffalo football team's upset of third-ranked and previously undefeated Nebraska. Barry Helton, Colorado's All-American punter, described it as the "biggest story of the year right now.

Every (TV) station in the nation is going to say we beat Nebraska, and everybody is going to say, "But nobody can question it because it wasn't a bunch of lucky plays. We just beat them." The last time the Buffaloes could say that was 1967, when they defeated Nebraska, in Lincoln, 21-16. That's 18 losses in a row, the longest such string by one Big Eight Conference school over another. Colorado hadn't beaten Nebraska at Folsom Field since 1960, a 19-6 victory that preceded 12 consecutive home losses to NU. And the Cornhuskers hadn't lost to a conference school other than Oklahoma since 1978, when Missouri left Lincoln with a 35-31 victory.

Rub your eyes and look again. Colorado 20, Nebraska 10. "This is the reason I came here, to beat Nebraska," said Jon Embree, a Colorado senior. "This is just forever, man; this is it." The sunlight reflected off the pre dominantly gold east stands, highlighted by dark gray clouds in the eastern sky, symbolism not lost on Nebraska corner back Charles Fryar. "One time I looked up in the sky, and it was sunny on their side, shady on ours," he said.

As darkness settled over the stadium, the scoreboard remained lit 20-10. Time remaining :00. "This was a dream game," Colorado linebacker Eric McCarty said. "We had a sunny day, then it clouded up and at the end, the sun came poking through after we'd won the game. It wasn't like the last few Nebraska games, where it was all cloudy and rainy.

It was a beautiful day, a beautiful win," said McCarty. Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne couldn't agree with the "beautiful" part, but the victory was no fluke, he said. The Buffaloes "played a great game. They deserved to win. The only thing we can do right now is give Colorado credit They obviously beat us on both sides of thebalL" The statistics showed the Buffaloes had a slight edge, finishing with 263 yards of offense to Nebraska's 246.

The Cornhuskers, ranked first in the nation in scoring offense and No. 2 in rushing offense, gained only 123 yards on the ground, their lowest total since a 20-3 loss to Alabama in 1978. Nebraska averaged 2.9 yards per rush. Tyreese Knox, the No. 2 I-back, had 55 of the yards on 10 carries to lead NU.

See HUSKERS on page 7D 1 i T1 1 Hf. 7 JS! 1 Not even Buffs9 rowdy Rappolcl expected to stuff Huskers so well i niTftJ I us," he said in rapid succession before questions were asked. But when asked if he expected anything like what the Buffaloes got Saturday, the 6-foot, 245-pound junior nicknamed the "trash compactor" actually hesitated. Eventually, he replied, "This was the best team we've played. The best offense we've seen.

We held their I-backs to 64 yards? "This is so much more than anyone could have expected. We thought we could win. We had a great defensive effort. But to shut off the Nebraska pitch play? We never dreamed we'd do what we did." VW 4 if titltmM Kneale then bolted up the middle on a draw play for 20 yards, and on the next play, took a pitch from Cooper around right end into the end zone. Cooper then ran a two-point conversion around the right side to put NWU up 34-27 with 10:33 left But Dana, behind quarterback Allan Pogue, marched right back.

Pogue, who completed 33 of 51 passes for 392 yards, rifled three straight passes to halfback Bryan Muschell to give the Vikings a first down at the NWU 35. The junior Ail-American then completed a 4-yarder to Brian Betts, but on the next play made his only costly mistake of the day he underthrew a wide receiver in the end zone and Wesleyan's Joe Dowding picked it off. "We knew we had a real challenge, especially going against Pogue with the way the field conditions were," Dowding said. "On the play, I was in a cover-five zone, which meant I had the deep out-side third. I stayed as deep as the deep-.

See NWU on page 3D iU TED KIRKSUNOAV JOURNAL-STAR Colorado fans celebrate by tearing down the goal posts at Folsom Field. Penn State routs Alabama; Paterno doesn't claim NWU ground attack decisive in latter stages of aerial war Quota of the game CU Coach BUI McCartney: think this is a moment in trie program we will always cherish. We beat a great team. That's something we hadn't done to this point." Scoring, team stats Nebraska 0 0 7 3-f 'lO Colorado 7 3 0 10 CU Campbell 39 run (DeUne CU FQ DeUne 57 NU Taylor 2 run (Klein kick) CU Carl 52 pass from Oliver (DeUne. kick) NU FG Klein 29 CU FQ DeLlne 35 NU First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Total yards Return yards Passing Punts Fumbles-tost Penalties-yards Time of possession Third-down conversions Fourth-down conversions 16 43-123 56482 123 81 246 263 52 10-26-2 2-5-0 3-2 -5-3 7-52 79 27:13 32:47 4-15 3-15 0-1 0-0 On the inside Broderick Thomas says Huskers are "still a great Club." Page 70.

'I Colorado Coach Bill McCartney eventually agreed. y- He had taken a lot of complaints' for his designation of Nebraska as CU's archrival. He had been the target of plenty of abuse when the Buffs extended their losing string to Nebraska by four years after he took over. "It proves you achieve what you emphasize. You reap what you sow, he said.

"No, I didnt think it would come this soon. But you have to set your sights on the pacesetter." Despite a 20-10 lead with 7:44 left, and the fact that Nebraska turned the ball See CU on page 60 from three yards out on a double reverse that started with a handoff from quarterback John Shaffer to The touchdown made it 14-3 at 8:46. That was all the Nittany Lions needed to end the nation's longest unbeaten streak at 13 games. Massimo Manca later kicked field goals of 37 yards in the third period and 29 and 42 yards in the fourth quarter. The Nittany Lions, who have Von their last 18 regular-season games, are 7-0 and finally have an answer for those who ridiculed their first six victims as nobodies Alabama, which had shared the nation's longest winning streak with Michigan at 10 games, is 7-1.

The Crimson Tide took a 34 lead at 6: 53 of the opening period on Van Tiffin's 40-yard field goal. But fullback Bo Wright's fumble on the game's fourth play was recovered by Penn State cornerback Duffy Cobbs at the Lions' 44 and tailback Bobby Humphrey fumbled on fourth-and-one at the Penn State 37 with 12:10 left to play, one of five Alabama turnovers. 7p APWIREPHOTO by New York catcher Gary Carter. 1 APUPI This week 17 1. Miami, Fla.

(7-0) was idle Florida St. 2. 2. Alabama (7-1 lost to Penn St. 23-3 at Mississippi St.

3. 3. Nebraska (6-1 lost to Colorado 20-1 0 Kansas St. A.I 4. Michigan (7-Q) def.

Indiana 38-1 4 Illinois 5. 5. Oklahoma (6-1 )def. Iowa St. 38-0 at Kansas 67 6.

Penn St. (7-0) def. Alabama 23-3 at West Virginia 77 7. Auburn (7-0) def. Mississippi St.

35-6 at Florida 87 8. Washington (6-1) def. Oregon 38-3 at Arizona St. 97 9. Arizona St.

(5-0-1) played Utah Washington 1 07 1 0. Texas (6-1 def. Rice 45-1 0 at SMU 11 71 2. Iowa (5-1) def. Northwestern 27-20 Ohio St.

1271 I.Louisiana St. (5-1) def. N.Carolina 30-3 Mississippi 137 14. Mississippi St. (6-2) lost to Auburn 35-6 Alabama 1 47 1 3.

Arkansas (6-1 def. Houston 30-1 3 Rice 15715. Arizona (4-1 played California Southern Cal 1 67 1 6. Clemson (5-2) lost to N. Carolina St.

27-3 at Wake Forest 17717t UCLA (5-2) def. Washington St. 54-16 at Oregon St. 187 So. Methodist (5-2) lost to Texas 27-24 Texa3 1 971 7t Stanford (5-2) lost to Southern Cal 1 0-0 Washington St.

20719. N. Carolina St (5-1-1) def. Clemson 27-3 South Carolina 20t Baylor (5-3) def. TCU 28-17 idle 20t N.

Carolina (4-2-1) lost to LSU 30-3 Maryland TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) Penn State tailbacks D.J. Dozier and Blair Thomas capped long second-period drives with touchdown runs of 19 and three yards and the sixth-ranked Nittany Lions silenced their critics Saturday with a 23-3 drubbing of No. 2 Alabama. Dozier, a senior, and then Thomas, a sophomore, took command of drives covering 65 and 77 yards after Penn State was held without a first down on its first two possessions.

Dozier caught a screen pass for 24 yards and later carried three times for 29, bursting through the middle and scoring untouched from 19 yards out on the first play of the second period to give Penn State a 7-3 lead. The 65-yard drive took six plays after Jim Coates' 16-yard punt return, Cornerback Eddie Johnson's interception of an underthrown pass by Mike Shula at the Penn State 23 stalled an Alabama drive six minutes into the period and Penn State marched 77 yards in seven plays. Thomas reeled off gains of 16 and 29 yarns before scoring around right end By Ken Hambleton BOULDER, Colo. Kyle Rappold at a loss for words? That's like a lack of rain in Nebraska, or no snow on the mountains just west of Folsom Field. Or Nebraska not winning at Colorado.

Unusual, yluiow? The Colorado nose guard did fire off a string of lines to the press immediately after he hit the locker room following the Buffaloes shocking 20-10 victory over Nebraska Saturday afternoon. "The corn has been shucked. The hay is in the barn. We rule the conference at 3-0. We found the fourth quarter and we didn't let it go.

I want to be friends with, Nebraska so they'll beat Oklahoma fori. 'F1LII31 ing error by third baseman Knight. The Mets tied the score for the second time with a run off Schiraldi in the eighth. After the homer, Aguilera struck out Spike Owen and Schiraldi, then allowed a two-out run on a double by Wade Boggs and a single by Barrett, who had three hits and two RBI and also raced home with the unearned run in the seventh that Knight helped provide and that put the Red Sox ahead 3-2. It was, Barrett's 12th hit, tying the record for a six-game series set by the New York Yankees' Billy Martin in 1953.

The Mets tied the game 3-3 in the eighth inning against Schiraldi, who started the inning in relief of Roger Clemens. Lee Mazzilli opened with the first pinch-hit of the Series, a single, and Len Dykstra bunted for a sacrifice but Mat zilli beat Schiraldi's throw to second and both runners were safe. Wally Backman then sacrificed them to second and third. Keith Hernandez was walked intentionally, bringing up Carter, who led the Mets with 105 RBI during the season. Swinging at a 3-0 pitch, Carter lined a sacrifice fly to left field, tying the game.

parryl Strawberry filed out to end the inning. The Mets had a chance to win in the ninth when Knight opened with a walk See SERIES on page 1 2D lead in lOthr Sox Mow By Curt McKeever Nebraska Wesleyan didn't exactly grind it out against Dana College on a muddy Abel Field Saturday afternoon. But in a game that featured 694 passing yards and six touchdowns through the air, the Plainsmen ironically relied strictly on their ground game for two fourth-quarter scores to earn a 40-27 come-from-behind victory. "We knew that we could pass and they probably felt the same about passing against us," NWU quarterback Scott Cooper said. But, as Wesleyan Coach Orson Chris-tensen put it, "We've got some guns, and whenever I've got that, I feel good." The Plainsmen's biggest gun came in the form of S-foot-9, 208-pound fullback Mike Kneale.

The senior from Grand Is-, land rushed for 92 yards and a touchdown and caught two passes for 21 yards and another score. His final TD put Wesleyan ahead for good Trailing 27-26 with 10:59 remaining, Wesleyan started a drive at the Vikings' 40-yard line following a 26-yard punt Oklahoma's wishbone offense struggles in the early going, but the defense never lets up and the Sooners roll to a 38-0 victory over Iowa State. Page 2D. Sherlock Holmes would roll 4 over in his grave at the thought of the NCAA's 300 hours invested in its probe of Nebraska. Ken Hambleton 10D.

Muddy track forces cancellation of Saturday's card and Sunday's Big Red Mile at the State Fair Park horse track. PagalOD. 'V. Rains slow crop harvesting, but the outlook is still good for state's upland game opener Saturday, Page no. After all these years, we might get an 'L sweater," says Dorothy Schwartzkopf of her and Jean Hyland's induction into the Lincoln High Athletic Hall of Fame.

Ryly Jane Hambleton Pagi2D. World Series 1 1 NEW YORK (AP) The New York Mets rallied three times and pushed the World Series to a decisive seventh game Saturday night when they scored three runs in the 10th inning, with the tie-breaking run scoring on Bill Buckner's error, to beat the Boston Red Sox 6-5. Dave Henderson homered in Boston's two-run 10th inning and the, Red Sox took a 5-3 lead that looked like it would give them their first World Series title in 68 years. But the Mets, who had to come from a 2-0 deficit in games to tie this best-of-seven series once before, tied it for a second time with the help of three consecutive two-out singles in the 10th that chased Boston reliever Calvin SchiraldL Schiraldi got the first two outs of the 10th on fly balls, bringing up Gary Carter, who singled to left. Pinch-hitter Kevin Mitchell, a rookie, followed with a single to center that sent Carter to second.

Ray Knight, whose seventh-inning error cost the Mets a run, then hit a looping single to center that scored Carter and sent Mitchell to third. That was all for Schiraldi, the former Met, and brought in Bob Stanley. Stanley threw a wild pitch that allowed Mitchell to score the tying run as Knight went to second. Then, Knight scored all the way from second when Mookie Wilson's dribbler down the first-base line went between the nobbling Bucknes legs for an error. BOSTON VS.

NEW YORK (Series tied 3) Game 1 Boston New York 0 Game 2 Boston 9 New York 3 Game 3 New York 7, Boston 1 Game 4 New York 6, Boston 2 Game 5 Boston 4, New York 2 Game 6 New York 6, Boston 5, 10 Innings Game 7: Sunday Boston (Boyd 16-10) at New York (Darling 15-6), NBC (Channel 6) That made the Mets only the third team in World Series history to be three outs from elimination and escape, Joining the 1912 Red Sox and last year's Kansas City Royals. Henderson's home run came on an 0-1 count against Rick Aguilera, the fourth Mets pitcher, and led of the 10th. It was Henderson's two-strike, two-out homer in Game 5 of the American League playoffs against California that allowed the Red Sox to turn around that series and win, their first AL pennant since 1975. Henderson has played each of the World Series games in place of the injured Tony Armas, and he has made much of the opportunity. The RBI was his fifth of the series and he also homered in Boston's Game 2 victory.

Marty Barrett singled in another run In the iota to put the Red Sox ahead 5-3. The Red Sox took a 3-2 lead in the seventh with an unearned run after a throw- CI ft i 4 Boston' Jim Rice is tagged out IP.

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