Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 26, 1965 · 15
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Lincoln Journal Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · 15

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Friday, November 26, 1965
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, Sir 0 Crowhrl P By CURT MOSHER "Hey Chef! Give me another drumstick and for Pete's sake keep your eye on the road." "Okay, okay, but how much farther is it to Chicago?" "I don't know, maybe three or four helpings more." Sound ridiculous? It sure does, but conversation something like that went on for a few hours after Nebraska had battled back to whip Oklahoma, 21-9, in Memorial Stadium Thursday. Immediately after the game, Huskers Walt Barnes, Fred Duda, Lou Narish and a manager named Paul Camastro took off by car for Chicago. Included in the cargo was a 21-pound turkey,, deceased of course, and cooked to perfection by Camastro. - "He's our chef," the jubilant Barnes said of Camastro as he hustled into his clothes to get on the road for the Thanksgiving holi 71 TIT T TTZ Is Ch iPsl2KM 3l rncS f N-Muele7 ffllj B mmYf i h 3 Nebraska defense . . . Marv Mueller knocks aown a Sooner pass near Husker goal Une. p ,XlS . its. I N-KirWIond jf't) V. 5 is. 1- vw 1 . r A. O Ringer X Ying o ef an days in Chicago, home of the four nomadic nibblers. "We've got to put a little spirit into the thing," he said. Relaxed and jolly, the Huskers were wearing smles wider than footballs. But there had been a time early in the game when there could be no smiling. That was when Oklahoma was grinding along with a 9-0 lead. "1 just started thinking about last year and played a little harder," Barnes said. "It seems like all the teams we play are tough. I don't see how they lost those games." Offensive tackle Dennis Carlson said the team never got shook about the situation. "Oh no," Dennis said to that question. "I thought we would come back. Those nine points they had came mostly on our mistakes." The mistakes included -three fumbles and a blocked punt, a shabby performance for awhile by the nation's No. 3 football team. ri 6 9) 1 i V'CvJ f in ,r -HiriiWi-Hllltf ' .-wJawjJMataJlfc.aiv J TVTT T A n1 JT 7l TJ i T T T7 W LLjU LmJULI 1 LlAtViXX Pete Tatman (2), Kelly Petersen (4), Tony Jeter (5) and Dennis f Rood "We were probably a little too excited ... too anxious to give it to 'em," Carlson said. The Sooners' defense had something to do with it all, Carlson said. "They did a lot of stunting, more than anybody we've played." Safety man Larry Wach-holtz, who had a perfect three for three day on conversions didn't buy the "too high" theory, at least as far as he was personally concerned. "I wasn't jittery at all," Wachholtz said. "I was nervous when the game started, but it went away in a hurry. Maybe I was too calm. Oklahoma hit hard and that had something to do with it." As for all of the fumbles, Wachholtz said simply: "I couldn't believe it." End Langston Coleman back in action and near fall speed for the first time in a month said it was great to be back. "I thought this was the most important game of all, even more than Missouri," Langston said. "They hu-muliated us down there last year and we had to get back at them." The dressing room let loose completely Thursday and, of course, there was ample reason for it all, the reasons which co-captain Mike Kennedy summed up so well. "A guy couldn't ask for a greater year . . . greater team, greater coach, greater players. It's been a real pleasure playing down here for four years. "It kinda started out (Thursday) pretty bad, but we were just beating ourselves, and once we got it figured out and got the mistakes roned out, it came out real good. It was a real good team victory. We had a lot to pay those guys back for last year. That was a nightmare." It really wasn't a bad swap, a nightmare last year for a dream this year, an unbeaten dream. Big Banners Greet NBC-NU Three banners were displayed prominently at Memorial Stadium Thursday. A banner from the Nebraska Centennial Commission welcoming NBC was displayed at the south end of the East Stadium. A banner at the north end of the East Stadium proclaimed, "Huskers Rate No. 1 With Us." And another sign displayed on the running track in front of the West Stadium urged. "Go Big Red Sink The Sooners." : N, e -4 siiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiilM Today's Sports f Shorts 1 Lexington, Ky. iffi The University of Kentucky announced Thursday it has rehired Charlie Bradshaw for at least four more years as its head football coach. The university's Athletics Association said it had drawn up an employment relationship with Bradshaw which may be unique in the United States. It gives Bradshaw the same employment security, retirement benefits, status and responsibilities which acrue to other university staff members. The association declined to reveal Bradshaw's salary but it is believed to be about $20,000 a year. Horse Racing Ramblin RoadDowned by M. H. Van Berg of Columbus, Neb., equalled thesix-furlong track record of l:10fc in win ning the Fairgrounds Thanks giving Handicap at New Orleans. He beat the favored R. Thomas by 2 lengths and paid $7.60, $3 and $2.80. Thoroughbred racing in the Chicago area for 1966 will open Apr. 16 and continue through Nov. 19. Bowling Skee Foremsky of El Paso, Tex., took the Thursday lead in the Pro Bowlers Association Championship with a 36-game total of 7,880. Track John Lawson of the Univer sity ot Kansas won tne six- mile U.S. Track and Field Federation cross country run Thursday in 28 minutes, 50 seconds. Football Undefeated Northern Illinois and North Dakota will meet Saturday in the 17th annual Mineral Water Bowl at Excel sior Springs, Mo. Saturday Local Dog Show Cornhusker Kennel Club Dog Show, Pershing Auditorium. Football Thunidajr'i Collrte Football By The Asiorlatod Prn Nebranka 21, Oklahoma 9 Cornell 38, Penn 14 Hofatra 29, C. W. Poit 20 Virginia Tech 44, Virginia Military 13 Lenoir Rhyne 39, Catawba 7 Texa 21, Texai AltM 17 Middle Tenneaaee 28, Tenn. Tech 21 Virginia Union 29, Hampton 6 Tulaa 48. Colorado State Univ. 20 South Carolina State 12, Benedict 6 Tenn. State 46. Central Slate, Ohio 12 Montana 3.1, Portland State 7 Earlham 26, Maryvllle. Tenn. 17 Newberry 6, Prenhvterlan 0 Burknell 22, DavldRon 14 Alabama State 2(1, TuxkeKee 12 Sourheaatern Louialana 54, Appalachian Jrajiilillng 54, Lincoln, Mo. 18 J , ! ' r IT P. Jroo ncrease Pennies5 "I think this is the best team we've had," Nebraska football coach Bob De-vaney said of his Cornhusk-ers Thursday, then added with a smile, "it's the only one that won 10 games," The coach smiled often during the . gathering with newsmen as he rehashed the game which capped his brilliant career. But included with the smiles was a hint of emotion in the eyes and voice of the 50-year-old gridiron genius. Bob gave the appraisal of the team on request and added: "The 1963 team was a good one, but it blew a game. We've got better personnel than the 1964 team." The Cornhuskers wrote the finishing touches to this feat on a day when mistakes came often and in disastrous situations. And Bob conceded it all might have stemmed from the pressures which have built up this year, particularly in the last two games. "I think many times it's harder to win 10 games when everybody says you have a chance to than K ' ' LP ) i ci KsMr! v CI . v -V- - -r j KJ fry ' fl Vf?; :-: - 1 J i k ' i . V n ' T . ' '' v -;4 'f a f iff v v 1 1 i.s , " . , N -Richnafsky I Here's Harry Wilson's 66-yard touchdown run. Sharp cuts by Wilson when he appeared cornered (3, 5, 6) plus blocks by Ron Kirkland (1), Richnafsky (7), made the play click for NU's go-ahead touchdown. .ball Standouts Can PAGE 15 LINCOLN, NEBRASKA FRIDAY, NOV. 26, 1965-P.M. when you sneak up on them," he said. How and why did this team make it all the way? "I think the fact this team maintained its poise in tough situations as much as anything else," Bob said. "Four times during the year-this team could have cracked up," he added, then recounted the trouble filled days at Air Force, Missouri, Oklahoma State and again Thursday. Noting the Cornhuskers have not b e e n a fumbling team, Bob said: "The only way I can account for it today is that we probably got them too keyed op, although we didn't do anything. At times we were a little over-anxious and tied N-Jeter At 8 up a little. And Oklahoma hit us hard, too." The passing attack was somewhat disappointing to the coach, but he thought the defense played well. "I thought the whole defensive unit was put under continual pressure (by the fumbles). They did a good job." All of the mistakes weren't mechanical. Bob thought his team made one boo-bbo by refusing a holding penalty on a Sooner play originating at the OU 28. But in the end it didn't make any difference as OU surrendered the ball" two plays later when Bill Johnson recovered Jon Kennedy's fumble. Nebraska unloaded a couple of new plays which didn't work too well, an end around by Freeman White, a reverse by Frank Solich and a halfback pass by Ron Kirkland. "We should have saved all three of those for posterity," Bob laughed. When quizzed about sending quarterback Bob Church-ich into the fray for Fred Duda early, Bob said: "It was just a matter of giving the other kid an opportunity to see what he vr 1 N Petenen Nebraska Value could do. Duda's a fine quarterback. He's played some fine games for us. That's one advantage of having two or three quarterbacks. You can interchange when one isn't moving the team." Bob wanted to give full credit to the Sooners who played with some injured players. Their spunky defense didn't surprise the coach who said he had seen Oklahoma throw a lot of teams back while studying films. Bob and all the other coaches, trainer Paul Schneider and sports publicity man Don Bryant were thrown in the shower. Bob wasn't about to object to that. "If we win 10 then I'll take a shower every year." The conversation then skipped about to the high school team Bob had which went unbeaten in 1946, Orange Bowl training plans in Phoenix and Miami and even to lucky pennies, items which the Husker coaches have been saving a long time. "Pennies are lucky," Bob said, "if you have a bunch of good kids out there." Wnier, waler, eveiywhere . . . when Cornhuskers fiive Bob Devaney a victory shower. S i

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