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SUNDAY JOURNAL-Trw SEPTEMBER 89, 19W 6DE 2 HUSKERS 'X i 3 1, I--- fA'''4iyit 'r 1 -f -f- KriV tf- iV' 'CSSI V) I r- Ifif Nebraska's Todd ProWItt (34) and Nell Smith (92) combine to sack Oregon quarterback Chris Miller (12) for a 9-yard loss (left) and Lee Jones (98) joins Proffitt in the celebration. Klein's short field goal not a shoe-in definitely I ti pv" 4 i-x 1' By Mike Babcock is less sure at the hash marks. Dale Klein might need a new shoe. Klein wanted the field goal, not only The 30-yard field goal he missed in for the three would have given Nebraska's 63-0 victory over Oregon on the team but also because "I was 0-for- Saturday convinced him of that one (this season)," he said. A properly broken-in shoe is to a He missed a 31-yarder in NebraSft'i5 place-kicker what an old fielder's glove opening-game loss to Florida State.ajjd,"; is to a baseball player, and his right shoe had lost his starting job to Craig SchmW "fits beautifully," Klein said.

zter, who was sidelined Saturday by'" But it might be a little too worn. sore leg. When Klein took his first approach Klein's leg wasn't healthy, either. step on Memorial Stadium's wet surface, Because of a pulled groin early in the second quarter, his foot "I'm pretty sore right now," he said. supped.

"I have to plant on my first step, "I was in for hot water treatments'! and I slipped. I was gone from that point two hours before the game, and I on, but I kicked it anyway," he said. hot packs and heat cream on it" "I want to see on film where my plant Klein appeared to have an oppor- foot was. It must've been bad. It must've tunity to kick a 35-yard field goal late uiu been a long way from the tee." the first quarter, but the play was a fakeC The ball sailed low and wide left, on which holder Clete Blakeman "It was such a sorry-looking kick," eled a pass to fullback Ken Kaelia said: Klein, "who' was J-for-8 oh extra- The 30-yard attempt came two se'ries" later, following an interception by monn Extra points are kicked from the eT Brian Washington and three plays, die of the field rather than from a hash which netted only four yards, mark, like, his field goal attempt On a Nebraska led 14-0 at the time, wet day, in "that helps," "It was short 30 yards and thaf Klein said.

Water drains from the center should be automatic," said Klein. "I was of the field to the sidelines, so the footing, confident Clete (Blakeman) was Jiodr ing, and he's been holding reallv The sophomore from Seward said he" hasn't lost his confidence, even thDuglT his last four field goal attempts have, been unsuccessful. He missed on two at' tempts against Oklahoma last season. "I'm confident," Klein said. "I thought for sure I'd make this one, but I slipped and didn't kick it very wen." He had the bad first step and "from then on, I knew it would be bad because-' my steps were all wrong.

"I hope the film shows that." Staff photos i by i Jed Kirk Humbefto Ramirez Harajd Dreimanis Gail Folda NU's Cleo Miller (17) tries to block a punt by Oregon's Mike Preacher (30) midway through the second quarter The Huskers were penalized 5 yards for running into the kicker. i i From pag1D Huskers vOsborne agreed. "I thought our defense played very, very well," Osborne said. "They got good pressure on the passer and did an excellent job of forcing some turnovers. looked like our defensive line dominated the line of scrimmage," Osborne added.

"Oregon was never able to generate a running game. And, when you can't-get some yards running, it really makes it hard on your quarterback. He (Oregon quarterback Chris Miller) faced an awful lot of second and eights and third and sevens. That put a lot of pressure on him. He is a fine player." Oregon had some excellent football players, McBride said.

"Miller, (flanker Lew) Barnes and (tailback Tony) Cherry are good." Osborne explained that "it wasn't the quarterback who caused Oregon's problem. "A lot of things happened that weren't his fault. They lost a couple of offensive linemen to injury this past week, which probably hurt his ther of the first two games. "I've always had confidence in my passing and in our receivers," starting Nebraska quarterback McCathom Clayton said. "We work hard on our passing game.

Hopefully, now, the people in the stands will also have confidence in us when we pass." Clayton isn't bothered by early criticism of Nebraska over lack of passing success? "I think everything will be proven out in the long run," he said. "I didn't go out there today just to prove I could throw the ball, but things worked out real welL Well continue to have a balanced attack Things will open up for us." "We probably still didn't throw enough to satisfy everyone," Osborne said, "but I'm more interested in efficiency else. I think we threw and well enough, and the kinds of passcs-to keep people off our backs (ganging up against the run)." Oregon was supposed to have the; aerial attack. But the Ducks could man'. i I McCathom Clayton it 1 till I I Osborne said he hopes Oregon will be still win a lot of games this year." age just 7 of 28 with four intercepted able to rebound and play well the rest of Osborne played everybody.

He used for a total of only 73 net yards. the season. "This is the kind of game six quarterbacks and a total of 101 Nebraska gained 145 yards through that could hurt their confidence, but we nlavers. The Huskers even nradlced the air and added 444 vards mshins fto think they are a better football team their nasdne came, enmnletlre tof.u 73 far Oresmil to nfle im a shmm arivan. 1r 1 WiWW thin they showed today.

I think they'll passes three times as mari? as In ei- tage in total offense. TX LTrfT (T'. Wluartack McCathrn Clayton (7b 5 on a first-quarter pass attempt. Clayton completed five of eight passes for 108 yards..

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