Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 29, 1985 · 25
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'fjpiHome, 12Pocketbook, 14 1 Sunday Journal-Star. SEPTEMBER 29, 1985 Htiskers bag limit of defenseless Ducks C7 By Virgil Parker Sports Editor Dreary, windy, rainy weather is sup- -posed to produce a perfect day for ducks. But, there was only a fine mist in the air at Memorial Stadium Saturday. It didn't rain hard. The only downpour came in the form of a deluge of Nebraska points that shot down the Oregon Ducks 63-0. .What was billed as a football contest between UPI's 14th-ranked Cornhuskers (No. 16 in the AP poll) and Oregon's potent offense - the Ducks had scored 104 points in their first three games never materialized. Nebraska scored twice in the first quarter. Then, starting two minutes into the second stanza, the Huskers tallied touchdowns on their next four possessions in a row to produce a 42-0 halftime bulge. Comeback ideas thwarted Just to make sure Oregon didn't harbor any comeback hopes, Nebraska scored again the first time it had the ball in the second half. "When you win by that kind of a margin it's hard to find fault with your football team," Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne said. "Offensively, the turnovers that hurt us rather badly in our first game (Florida State) and could have hurt us in the second except that Illinois had even more than we didn't happen today. We played without a turnover." Despite the runaway score, Osborne had a major concern. Junior I-back Doug DuBose, who led the Big Eight Conference in rushing last year, carried just eight times during Nebraska's first two possessions, then limped off with a hypefextended knee. "I'm not sure yet what his status is," Osborne said, "but you never like to see a knee injury. Hopefully, he will be alright Whether he will be able to play next week (New Mexico), I dont know. But we certainly hope hell be ready in two weeks (for the conference opener against Oklahoma State). Well just have to wait and see how he comes around. I dont think we had any other injuries." Statistics don't lie Some of the halftime statistics when Nebraska still had its front-line players in the game reveal just how lopsided the game really was. There were exactly 100 plays during the first ' half. Eighty-eight of them originated on Oregon's side of midfield. The Ducks' offense didn't get beyond the 50 until less than three minutes remained in the third quarter. The outcome was reminiscent of the last time the two teams met In a 1974 matchup, also in Lincoln, Nebraska romped to a 61-7 victory. Oregon was denied even seven points this time, despite gaining the Nebraska 19-yard line on its last possession -thanks to a 48-yard punt return by the Ducks' Cliff Hicks. The loudest noise of the afternoon followed as those who remained from the crowd of 75,947 chanted, "Defense, defense!" in hopes of helping the Huskers Oklahoma escapes trap of Gophers From News Wires , Having accounted for 65 percent of Minnesota's offense in the Gophers' first two college football games of the year, quarterback Rickey Foggie was the obvious target for second-ranked Oklahoma's hungry, hard-hitting defense. "I think we can shut anybody down," nose guard Tony Casillas said after the Soonersheld off the upset-minded Gophers 13-7 Saturday night at Minneapolis. "I was able to get a couple of licks on Foggie. I knew we could shut him down we play a lot of good athletes." Ends Darrell Reed and Kevin Murphy were defensive standouts for Oklahoma, which held Foggie who had averaged 8.2 yards per carry in Minnesota's option attack to 12 yards in 11 carries. A fumbled punt by Sonny Brown at Oklahoma's 19-yard line led to Minnesota's only score, a 12-yard touchdown pass from Foggie to Kevin Starks with 4:15 left in the game. Minnesota had one more chance to pull off the Upset, getting the ball on its own 30-yard line with 1:05 to play, but could advance no farther than Oklahoma's 32-yard line. Oklahoma's offense, directed by new quarterback Troy Aikman, never got much going either, managing only Earl Johnson's short run and two 21-yard field goals by Tim Lashar. Colorado 14, Arizona 13 Colorado quarterback Mark Hatcher plunged into the end zone from two yards out, capping a 40-yard scoring drive set up by a pass interception, giv-' ing the Buffaloes a win at Tucson, Ariz. Hatcher's touchdown late in the third quarter came after safety John Nairn had picked off a pass at midfield and returned it to the Arizona 40. Colorado's wishbone offense presented problems all night for Arizona, with the Buffaloes rushing for 301 yards on 61 carries. Halfbacks Ron Brown and Sam Smith rushed for 100 and 79 yards respective while fullback Anthony See BIG EIGHT on page 3D 7 x T'J& V if. I;. v , VV'.-.'- 't, 1 ''ill ft " - "- : Nebraska's Paul Miles breaks loose from Oregon defenders Doug dash midway in the second quarter. Miles finished with 1 56 rushing Nebraska 63, Oregon 0 Oregon 0 0 C 0 0 Nebraska 14 214 7 3 NU Rathman 1 run ( Klein kick) NU Koelin 3 run (Klein kick) NU Turner 1 run ( Klein kick) - NU Miles 46 run (Klein kick) NU Jones 25 run ( Klein kick) NU 'Miles 1 run (Klein kick) NU Sheppard 8 run ( Klein kick) NU Sheppard 27 run ( Klein kick) NU Casterllne 4 run (Cheloha kick) A 75,947 preserve the shutout Reserve comerback Brian Pokomy responded by picking off a pass Ne- braska's fourth interception of an Ore- APUPI Next game 1. I.Auburn (2-1) lost to Tennessee 38-20 Mississippi 27 2. Oklahoma (1-Q) def. Minnesota 13-7 at Kansas State 3. 3. Iowa (3-Q) def. Iowa State 57-3 Michigan State 47 s-Florlda State (4-Q) def. Kansas 24-20 Oct. 1 2 at Auburn I 57 4. Ohio State (3-0) def. Washington State 48-32 at Illinois 67 Southern Methodist (2-0) def. TCU 56-21 at Arizona 77 7. Oklahoma State (3-Q) def. Miami, Ohio, 45-10 Tulsa 87 8. LSU (2-Q) was idle Florida ', 9. 6. Penn State (4-0) def. Rutgers 1 7-1 3 South Carolina , 1 07 1 3. Arkansas (3-0) def . New Mexico State 45-13 at TCU 117 Florida (2-0-1) def. Mississippi State, 36-22 at LSU 127 9. Michigan (3-0) def. Maryland 20-0 Wisconsin 1371 1 . UCLA (2-1-1) lost to Washington 21-14 Arizona State 14712. BYU (3-1 ) was Idle at Colorado State 15710. Alabama (4-0) def. Vanderbllt 40-20 Oct. 1 2 at Penn State j 1 67 1 4. Nebraska (2-1 ) def. Oregon 63-0 New Mexico J 17 15. Maryland (2-2) lost to Michigan 20-0 at North Carolina State 18716. Southern Cal (1 -2) lost to Arizona St. 24-0 Oregon State 1 971 8. Air Force (4-0) def. New Mexico 49-1 2 Notre Dame 20. 1 7. Virginia (2-1 ) lost to Navy 1 7-1 3 Duke 1 9. Texas (2-0) def. Stanford 38-34 Rice 20. Kansas (3-1 ) lost to Florida State 24-20 East Illinois TCU saga continues to unfold By Mike Cochran Associated Press Writer FORT WORTH. Texas - In his 1984 bestseller, "14fe Its Ownself," author Dan Jenkins spun a fictional yarn about a wealthy oilman who bought Texas Christian University a football team. It appears ndw that the darkly humorous account of collegiate chicanery could have been based on life its own-self. ' t The real-life TCU saga is at least as bizarre but not nearly as humorous, al-. though there maytbe something perversely funny about a covert alumni group buying a team that won six games in three years, 1980-1982. Still, nobody's laughing. And it could be just as perverse, if not funny, that in a matter of days: the university's upbeat football program has nosedived into a payoff scandal; seven premier TCU football players, headed .by Heisman Trophy candidate Kennethr n i stA I i V If i 1 !L Ore 7 27-73 33 106 55 7-28-4 9-43 4-2 9-75 18:51 3-14 NU 29 77-444 145 589 77 9-14-0 4-39 34 8- 48 41:09 9- 17 First downs : Rushes-yards Passing yards Total yards Return yards I Passes Punts Fumbles-lost Penalties-yards Time of possession Third-down conversions gon aerial "I wanted to preserve the shutout for two reasons," said Nebraska defensive coordinator Charlie McBride. "One, it ' J 11 iU ' I I Jim wacfcer FA Davis, have been suspended; and former TCU players have come forward with tales of cars and monthly salaries. TCU's dilemma dates back several years to the regime of former Coach F.A. Dry, but the scandal itself surfaced with players' confessions on Sept 19. By nightfall of that day, TCU was knee deep in a recruiting-payoff scandal. 4 y Judge (left), Rollin Putzler and Matt Brock en route to a 46-yard TD yards on 1 7 carries and two touchdowns. helps the confidence of the defensive unit, and two, I didn't want the younger players to get in there and feel they gave up a shutout which the older players had earned." No letup McBride said the goal of the defense was "three and out. That's three downs and get the heck off the field. When you only allow a team 106 yards, that's pretty good no matter who you are playing. I didn't feel there was a letup at any stage of the game. Last week against Illinois, I thought we had a letup in the second half." See HUSKERS on page 6D Auburn suffers crash landing in wake of Robinson's aerials From News Wires Johnny Majors couldn't have asked for a better effort from his Tennessee Vols. With Tony Robinson riddling top-ranked Auburn with four touchdown passes, the Vols rolled to an impressive 38-20 victory Saturday in a Southeastern Conference game at Knoxville, Tenn. "I think we played as well as we can play against a good football team," Majors said. "It was fabulous from every standpoint." Robinson had a 39-yard run in Tennessee's 76-yard scoring drive on its first possession, added two scoring passes following Auburn turnovers and the other two in the fourth quarter. Tennessee's defense clamped a lid on the nation's leading offense, which couldn't get untracked until it was down 24-0 going into the final quarter. "We played awfully, awfully hard and awfully, awfully well," Majors said. "This was one of our biggest wins at Dry - Kenneth Davit . On the afternoon of Sept. 19, following one of Coach Jim Wacker's "honesty and integrity" sermons, a player approached a TCU assistant and admitted that he and five others were receiving cash payments from an alumni slush fund. The revelation reportedly came from Davis. Nitknamed the "Temple Toma--do" to enhance his image in the eyes of x wy I it t RANDY HAMPTONSUNDAY JOURNAL-STAR Nebraska kicker Dale Klein is still confident. Page 6D. Oregon Coach Rich Brooks puts the blame on himself. Page 7D. Oregon quotes. Page 70. Scoring, statistics. Page 70. UT." Majors said Robinson is "dangerous anytime he has the bal" The Vol defense held Auburn star Bo Jackson to only 80 yards on 17 carries, well below his 247.5 average in the first two games. Georgia 35, South Carolina 21 Freshman Tim Worley scored three touchdowns and freshman Keith Henderson added another at Athens, Ga. Worley, a 210-pound tailback, scored on runs of 28 and 6 yards in the first quarter and 16 yards early in the third, and Heifderson, 210-pound fullback, erupted on a 40-yard scoring burst late in the fourth quarter to kill a comeback effort by the Gamecocks. Georgia got its other touchdown midway through the second quarter on a 39-' yard pass from sophomore James Jack-- son to wide open split end Cassius Os- Heisman Trophy voters, Davis was Saturday's hero last year as TCU won eight of its first nine games and flirted with a SWC title before season-ending losses to Texas and Texas A&M. A remorseful Davis would say later that his coach knew nothing of the payoffs and that he, Davis, took the cash only because it was available. "The money was there..." he said. "That's the biggest reason I took it Because it was there." The money was also there for former TCU running back J.C. Morris, who graduated in 1982. More come forward The Dallas Morning News reported in a story Saturday that Morris has come forward and said when he was playing, Texas oilman Dick Lowe was the "sugar daddy" who gave him illegal cash payments. See TCU on page 80 1 NU runs for Miles and Miles By Mike Babcock Doug DuBose, Paul Miles ... it seems to make no difference. "They dont fall off from great to bad at that position or many others," Oregon football Coach Rich Brooks said of Nebraska after watching the Huskers swamp his Ducks 63-0 Saturday at Memorial Stadium. "That position," of course, is I-back, the key to the Comhusker running attack. Prior to Saturday's game, DuBose had handled it most of the time. In two games, Comhusker I-backs had 60 carries, 47 of them by DuBose. But on his eighth carry against Oregon, DuBose took a blow to the inside of his left knee. With 6:53 remaining in the first quarter, be left the game for good. Exit DuBose, enter Miles. In retrospect, that was hardly good news for Oregon. More than meets the eye "I think fwe have more threats than just two or three people," said Nebraska wingback Von Sheppard. "You have to consider everybody when you go up against us." Consider, then, that: Miles, a backup, carried 17 times for 156 yards and two touchdowns, and, Sheppard, who's also listed as second-team, caught two passes for 65 yards, carried three times for 59 yards and scored two touchdowns. What little drama Saturday's game had originated with the understudies. That came as no surprise to DuBose, who spent the second half indoors and out of the wet weather. "I've got great confidence in Paul," DuBose sail "As I've said before, when Paul comes in, he can do just as well as I can. He showed that today." Miles had carried nine times for 51 yards going into the game. The senior from Princeton, NJ.; nearly equaled that total on bis first touchdown run, a 46-yarder with 6:28 re-maining in the first half. Nebraska gained possession on an interception by safety Chris Carr, and on the first play, Miles took off. Conditions were favorable "I had a good downfield block; I cut back, and it was kind of a footrace from there," Miles said. Considering he's been timed at : 04.51 in the 40-yard dash, however, it wasnt m uch of a footrace. Miles also had runs of 15, 22 and 29 yards. Oregon's defense lined up "with six men on the line and one linebacker, so there was a lot of opportunity once you got beyond the line of scrimmage,"' See BACKS on page 70 bom. South Carolina scored twice in the second quarter on a 1-yard run by quarterback Mike Hold and a 33-yard pass from Hold to sophomore Sterling Sharpe and on an 8-yard run by Thomas Dendy with 2:54 left in the third period to cut Georgia'a lead to 28-21 . Alabama 40, Vanderbilt 20 Alabama quarterback Mike Shula ran for one touchdown and passed for another as he guided the Crimson Tide to an easy victory at Nashville, Tenn. Halfback Bobby Braggs got Alabama's first touchdown when he skirted his own right end to score from the Vandy 5 with 3:25 left in the half. Safety Ricky Thomas put Alabama right back in scoring position when he recoverd a first-down fumble by Commodore tight end Jim Popp at the Vandy 26. See SEC on page 3D Grambllng Coach Eddie Robinson ties Bear Bryant for most career coaching victories. Page 2D. Quarterback Jeff Heng sparks Nebraska Wesleyan to 27-7 victory over Colorado College. Page 40. Yelling Is all part of the game for football coaches. - Page 5D. Nebraska's fur harvesters had a good year last season, and all indications are that 1985-86 will be a repeat performance. Page 90 " Scorefc Pageioa ' f "

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