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D2-The Sioux City Journal. Sunday, November 1. 1992 Penalties make Vikes go 91 yards to score -J NCC STANDINGS from page D1 'V Conference Overall WIT North Dakota State 6 10 7 10 Norm Dakota 51 1 5 2 1 Augustana 5 2 0 7 2 0 Morningside 4 2 1 4 3 1 St. Cloud State 4 3 0 5 4 0 Mankato State 4 3 0 6 3 0 Northern Colorado 3 4 0 5 4 0 South Dakota State 3 4 0 4 4 0 Nebraska-Omaha 0 7 0 2 7 0 South Dakota 0 7 0 1 8 0 I 'i Conference triumph over Buffaloes Steve Carmer (31) and Ernie Beler of Nebraska go high and low to bring down Scott Phillips of Colorado during first quarter of Cor- Cornhuskers look for national and recovered by the Chiefs' Chris Benson. Benson actually scooped up the loose ball and ran 23 yards for an ap-parent touchdown.

However, O'Donnell's miscue was ruled a muff, rather than a fumble, therefore couldn't be advanced. The scent of victory grew even stronger for the Chiefs a few minutes later, when Scott Griffin hurried Augustana punter Rick Whipple, whose frantic kick traveled just three yards beyond the line of scrimmage. Morningside, taking over at the Augustana 30, picked up seven yards on a first-down carry by senior fullback Rob Niemeyer, who backed up Yancy with 82 yards on 11 carries. did the rest, carrying six straight times before bolting over right tackle for a six-yard touchdown. Chris Hogzett's PAT kick made it 24-14 with 2:14 left in the third quarter.

The defense took it from there, holding Augustana in its own territory on all nine second-half possessions for the Vikings. good measure, Al Randolph flipped a 12-yard scoring pass to Niemeyer on a fourth-down try with 4:19 left in the game. Scott Kerkhoff, alternating with Niemeyer at-fullback, thundered 37 yards a few plays earlier to set up the final score. The game began quite peculiarly. Twice in the first 3:13, freshman punt snapper Kelly Scholten of Augustana sent the ball sailing over the head of Whipple and both miscues went for safeties.

The first safety happened after Whipple, punting from his 38, retrieved the errant snap and retreated to his end zone, where he slipped on wet grass. The second two-pointer came after Pease, a freshman out of West High, pinned the Vikings at their 4-yard line with a 38-yard punt. Whipple stood at the back of his end zone when Scholten overshot him with the snap, which landed beyond the end line. The score remained 4-0 until late in the second quarter, when Augustana struck for two quick scores. Facing third-and-inches from its 30-yard line, Morningside gambled with a pass play that fell incomplete, then was forced to punt into a breeze that gusted up to 25 mph.

A 23-yard kick let the Vikings start from their 47 and they drove the remaining 53 yards despite two major penalties totaling 38 yards. The penalties made it necessary for Augie to move the ball 91 yards and Rylance, the NCC leader in passing efficiency, completed four straight aerials for 74 yards, including a 33-yard TD strike to Keith v. sV nhuskers' 52-7 Big Saturday. (AP Photo) a big play offense and if they haven't gotten big plays they've had trouble moving the ball." Nebraska players, who have taken a rap for their futility against top 10 teams of late, hope this performance gains them some respect "We're as good as we want to be," said junior I-back Derek Brown. "But we've got a tough one next week against Kansas and a tough one left with Oklahoma.

"We were ready to play and we wanted everybody to shut up about not beating a top 10 team." Brown, who alternates with Jones at I-back, finished with 80 yards on 20 carries. Colorado ran the football just 12 times for nine yards, operating at times from a no-back offense. Fullbacks Lance Lewis and Cory Schlesinger added touchdown runs in the final stanza for the Huskers, Lewis a 26-yarder and Schlesinger a five-yarder. The margin of victory was the Widest Smce a 69-19 Nebraska romp in duuiuci in iyoj "I was really surprised the way it went," said Osborne. "I didn't see any way we would beat Colorado that badly.

Colorado is a better football team than what they showed today, but the turnovers just make you look like you're not getting anything done. "We'll enjoy this a couple of Eight from page D1 quarter, then plunged in from the 1 on the final play of the half. Hill, a candidate for the Butkus Award given to the country's top linebacker, stripped the ball away from Detmer and recovered at the Colorado 27 with 1:42 left in the half. Nebraska let the clock run down to four seconds before calling time out. Jones then powered into the middle of the line on fourth down, putting the Huskers in front 24-7 at the break.

"I think they had gotten a little momentum back," said Osborne. "Of course, my heart was in my throat on that fourth down play. Common sense would tell you that you ought to kick a field goal, but we wanted the touchdown. The 27-yard scoring march was kept alive by the "fumblerooski," a play made famous by Nebraska several years ago. Guard Will Shields scooped up the intentional fumble and rambled to the Colorado 5, giving the Huskers first and goal.

Nebraska took a 31-7 lead when Ponca, product Gerald Armstrong hauled in a five-yard pass from Tommie Frazier with 3:28 left Handy's fumble costly for Tigers East girls take third in district swim meet Harper with 4:45 left in the half. It was just 56 seconds later that Augustana linebacker Brian Hoime, filling in for starter Brad Murkins, picked off an careless Al Randolph pass and rumbled 42 yards to send his team in front 14-4. Murkins, a former East High grid-der who has started four seasons for the Vikings, sustained a partially torn calf muscle late in the first quarter, but returned to play most of the second half. He totaled 10 tackles, third high for the hosts. Aside from his four straight completions on the second-quarter TD drive, Rylance completed just six of his other 25 attempts on the day.

He was sacked seven times, including four by Jones. The talented sophomore from Watertown had missed practice all week due to a knee injury. "The knee had nothing to do with it, I just played poorly," said a subdued Rylance, standing before a mirror, dabbing a facial wound with a towel. "We don't have any excuses. We stunk up the field." M'side 31 Augustana 1 4 MomlngiM.

4 0 20 7 31 Auguetane 0 14 0 0 14 MORN: Safety, ball mapped out of and zona MORN: Safety, ball snapped out al end zone AUQ: Keith Harper 33 pass from Heath Rylance (Corey Halstenson kick) AUG: Brian Hoime 42 interception (Halstenson kick) MORN: Rich Doty 20 interception (kick tailed) MORN: Todd Hennlnglald 23 run (Chris Hogzatt kick) MORN: Kellv Vancv 6 run (Hoazett kick) MORN: (Hogzett kick) hod Niemeyer iz pass irom nanooipn STATISTICS Morn Aua 5 8 48-(-1 153 10-30-2 9-300 8-92 4-2 8-18 29:28 First downs 18 by rushing 13 bypassing 3 by penalty 0 Ruenee-yarde 57-255 Passing yards 75 Passes 5-13-2 Punts-aversge Penalties-yards 7-82 Fumbles-lost 0-0 Thkd-down conversions 2-15 Time ot possession 30:32 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Morningside Yancy 31-120, Niemeyer 11-82, Kerkhoff 3-40, Henningfeld 8-19, Randolph 2-0, Johnson 4-(-8). Augustans Schneider 7-47, Hughley 11-27, Johnson 4-14, Nelson 8-4, Addington 1-(-4), Rylance 2-(-42). PASSING: Morningside Randolph 4-8-1-75, Henn-tatad 1-7-1-0. Augustana Rylance 10-29-1-153, Legal 0-1-1-0. RECEIVING: Morningside Knard 2-42, Thomas 1-21, Niemeyer 1-12, Yancy 1-0.

Augustans Schneider 4-55 Legel 4-53, Harper 1-33, Schaeler 1-12. TACKLE LEADERS Sotos-Asswts Total Morningside: Fieldings 8-8-14, 0. Jonss 10-212. Gnffin 5-3-8, Mynck 3-3-8, Owens 3-2-5, Doty 40-4', -2, Mosley 2- McCabe 1-3-4, A. Jones 1-1 -2, Joyce 2-0 oz, Mestonii-o z.

Augustana: Schwartz 8-7 15, Pulse 5-8 1 1 Murkins 8-4-10, uxnemen 2-8-8, Schusted 7-1-8, Whipple 3-7, Arbes 3-4-7, Mazurie 3-2-5, Hoime 0-4-4, 0 DonneH 1-2-3, Hendrlckson2-1-3. NCC roundup Nelson ran 37 times for 143 yards for the Jackrabbits. North Dakota 21 UNC 1 4 GREELEY, Colo. North Dakota intercepted a pair of Northern Colorado passes in its own territory to grab a 21-14 victory over the Bears at Jackson Field, snapping UNC's 12-game home field winning streak. The 19th ranked Sioux improved to 5-2-1 overall and 5-1-1 in the NCC, while UNC slipped to 5-4 overall and 3-4 in the NCC.

Trailing 21-6, UNC got back in the game when V.J. Lechman hit Mark Berven on a 22-yard touchdown pass with 7:22 remaining. A two-point conversion from Lechman to Darnell Brooks then made it 21-14. On the next series, North Dakota's Ross Almlie fumbled, and UNC's Mitch Blain recovered at the 20-yard line. On UNC's subsequent offensive series, however, Lechman's pass into the end zone was intercepted by Craig Koller.

UNC got a final chance in the game's final two minutes, driving to North Dakota's 27-yard line, but with 1:02 remaining, Lechman's pass over the middle was intercepted by Jeff Perkins at the 10-yard line. North Dakota led 21-0 at the half behind Shannon Burncll's 70 rushing yards and a touchdown. The Sioux also scored late in the first quarter on a 9-yard touchdown pass from Kory Wahl to Aaron Schramm. Wahl also scored from one yard out on a keeper with 28 seconds in the half. Dakota State, 48-0 18 yards.

Sioux Falls (4-5, 1-4 SDIC) also scored on a fumble recovery and a blocked punt. The winning Cougars rushed for 323 yards. Dakota State (5-4, 1-4 SDIC) had 53 yards rushing and lost five of six fumbles. North Dakota State bombs UNO, 50-16 respect hours and then start thinking about Kansas." Next Saturday's game will be played under the lights at Memorial Stadium, beginning at 6:30 p.m. "Nebraska played well and they didn't make any mistakes," said Colorado Coach Bill McCartney.

"They had a lot of good things go their way and for us it was just one mistake after another. It was; Nebraska's night and they deserve it." They executed. Give them credit." Nebraska 52, Colorado 7 ....0 7 0 0-7 Nebraska. 7 17 7 21-52 Nab Jones 3 run (Bennett kick) Neb Jones 47 run (Bennett kick) Neb-FG Bennett 24 Col-Hill 3 run (Beroer kick) Neb-Jones 1 run (Bennett kick) Neb Armstrong 5 pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) Neb Lewis 34 run (Bennett kick) Neb-Washington 1 pass from Frazier (Bennett kick) Neb-Schlesinger 5 run (Seiler kick) A 76,287. STATISTICS Colo Neb First downs 9 Rushes-yards 22-8 Passing 138 20 78-373 55 89 4-14-0 7-48 30 7-71 42:50 Return yards 33 Comp-att-int 12-34-3 Comp-att-int 12-34-3 Fumbles-losl 4-3 8-47 Time of possession 17:10 INDIVIDUAL I A I IS I Its RUSHING Colorado, Hill 2-23, Salaam 2-5, Warren 8-2, Stewart 4-(-15), Detmer 6-(-7), Nebraska, Jones 21-101, Frazier 17-86, Brown 20-80, Lewis 7-62, McDufty 3-23, Shields 1-16, Schlesinger 1-5, Grant 1-4, Berringer 1-3, Davenport 1-2, Mackovicka 1 Veland PASSING -Colorado, Stewart 3-8-0-17, Detmer 9-26-3-119.

Nebraska, Frazier 4-12 0-55, Grant 0-1-0-0, Stigge 0-1-0-0. fiECEIVING-Colorado, Mitchell 3-25, Johnson 2-29, Warren 1-9, Carruth 3-19, Westbrook 3-54. Nebraska, Dixon 1-4B, Hawkins 1-1, Washington 1-1, Armstrong 1-5. Ferguson in away from touchdown. 1947.

Pooler punted McMillion after the Handy threw a 27-yard touchdown pass to Kent Gardner the first time Missouri had the ball, capping a snappy six-play, 60-yard drive, and ran eight yards for a touchdown to pull the Tigers to 21-14 with 5:19 left in the third quarter. Missouri had a chance to get within a touchdown early in the fourth quarter, only to lose the ball when Handy fumbled on a quarterback sneak from the Iowa State 1. "I just didn't get a hold of the ball," Handy said. "It was a good snap. It was just my fault." Iowa State 28, Missouri 14 auXZ Missouri 0-14 ,.0 21 0-28 MO Gardner 27 pass from Handy (Jacke kick) 15 rvnott if pessTrom seller (btewan kick) IS Williams 2 run (Stewart kick) IS- McMillion 78 punt return (Stewart kick) MO Handy 8 run (Jacke kick) IS Patterson 1 run (Stewart kick) STATISTICS Fifstdown, J3 Mo ISU 19 68-254 78 137 4-11-1 5- 36 1-1 6- 53 35:14 Rushes-yards 21-40 Passing yaids 307 Return yards 0 Passes 29 51-1 Punts 5-43 Fumbles-lost 3-1 Penalties-yards 6-52 Time of possession 24:46 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING Missouri, Freeman 5-27, Cayhlll 6-26, Lyons 2 9, Jackson 1-2, Handy 7-(-24).

Iowa State, Seiler 10-69, Ulrich 17-59, Williams 11-57, McMillion 10-31, Smith 5-23, Patterson 4-12, Knott 1-3. PASSING Missouri. Handy 29-51-1 -307. Iowa State, Smith 0-5-1 -0, Seiler 4-6-0-78, RECEIVING Missouri, Cayhlll 8-51, Bailey 7-88, Holly 6-56, Gardner 4-58, Jadlot 2-25, Ofodile 1-15, Freeman 1-8, Jackson 1-6. Iowa State, Knott 2-67, Spencer 2-11.

from page D1 Tigers' problems, "Their kicking game and our offensive mistakes are what killed us," said Stull, whose team is 1-7 overall, 0-4 in the league. "The wind was not a factor." Iowa State trailed 7-0 when Seiler in the third quarter. For Armstrong, a 6-2, 215-pound junior tight end, it was his fourth reception of the season, all of them for touchdowns. "I don't worry about making touchdowns," said Armstrong, a 1989 Ponca High School graduate. "The streak is nice, but I just worry about catching the football." Frazier, who outperformed Detmer in a battle of freshman quarterbacks, added a one-yard touchdown flip to William Washington in the fourth quarter.

The Bradenton, native, the first true freshman to start at quarterback for the Huskers, passed for 55 yards and two scores and carried 17 times for 86 yards. "Tommie played well. I have seen him throw the ball better, but the thing about Tommie is he doesn't seem to get excited," said Osborne. "He plays like he was back in high school. Nebraska wound up outgaining the Buffaloes 428-144 in total yards.

thfl htU A1-sn ine oau 4z.ou Colorado. compared to 17:10 for Colorado. The Cornhusker boss praised his much-maligned defense, which gave up over 400 yards passing against Missouri last week. "We wanted to keep them in front of us and make them pay for everything they got," he said. "We didn't think they would have the consistency because Colorado's been Skovgard, Jennifer Marsh, Mary Carroll, Renee Beck, Tiffany Hoambrecker and Sara Herbeck.

West's Skelton will also take part in the state meet's 50 freestyle. In diving the top four finishers automatically qualify for state and Sioux City swept all four places. Mike Lane and Missy Martin, both of North, were 1-2 and East's Kari Mook and Lisa Towler were Winners, Sioux City placings 200 medley relay: 1, Mason City, 3, East, 1:59.16 (school record). 200 freestyle: 1, Jennifer Marsters, Mason City, 4, Natalie Reinking, East, 5, Renee Beck, North, 13, Mindy Darnell, East, 14, Jana Tufty, North, 15, Chaeli Hanna, East, 2:28.70. 200 individual medley: 1, Janet Danburg, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, 4, Alicia Reinking, East, 9, Josie Skovgard, North, 13, Amber Reinking, East, 14, Holly Brown, North, 2:39.35.

60 freestyle: 1, Sandy Gerhla, Mason City, 25.31; 2, Trisha Skelton, West, 25.76 (school record); 4, Alison Pick, East, 26.52; 11, Amy Bales, North, 27.29; 13, Sara Herbeck, 27.40; 15, Mary Carroll, North, 27.47. Diving: 1, Mike Lane, North, 362.75; 2, Missy Martin, North, 352.45; 3, Kari Mook, East, 340.45; 4, Lisa Towler, East, 310.16; 10, Calisla Mitchell, North, 263.05; 1 4, Gina Norsiden, East, 1 54.70. 100 butterfly: 1, Mara Paape, Mason City, 2, Alison Pick, East, 4, Natalie Reinking, East, 10, Trisha Skelton, West, 13, Tiffany Hoambrecker, North, 1 5, Sara Graham, North, 1:16.87. 100 freestyle: 1, Sandy Gerhls, Mason City, 55.04; 3, Lindsey Palee, East, 58.65; 6, Renee Beck, North, 69.33; 9, Amy Bales, 1:00 59; 12, Sara Herbeck, North, 13, Tami Brown, West, 1:01.78, 500 freestyle: 1 Jennifer Marsters, Mason City, 9, Tiffany Hoambrecker, North, 10, Karen Deloss, North, 12, Jana Tufty, North, 14, Lynette Frette, East, 6:433.46. 200 freestyle relay: 1, Mason City, 5, North, 7, East, 1 :53 64.

100 backstroke: 1, Janet Danburg, Council Bluffs Abraham Lincoln, 1 :00.35; 4, Alicia Reinking, East, 1:04.24 (school record); 6, Josie Skovgard, North, 9, Amber Reinking, East, 11, Maroo Rocklin, North, 1:12,79. 100 breaststroke: 1, Angela Gordon, Mason City, 2, Lindsey Patee, East, 5, Mary Carroll, North, 6, Holly Brown, North, 9, Mindy Darnell, East, 15, Gina Norsiden, East, 1:22.64. 400 freestyle relay: 1, East, 3:52.75 (school record); 6, North, 4:00.67. for Indiana State, which dropped to 3-6, 1-3 in the conference. It's the sixth time this year Wright has broken the 100-yard barrier.

The Panthers jumped out to a 27-0 lead by halftime. Scott Obermeier kicked a 37-yard field goal with 9:29 left in the first quarter to start the scoring. Johnson then connected with Kenny Shedd on a 60-yard bomb to make the score 10-0. entered the game. He promptly took But Iowa State countered with an the Cyclones on an 80-yard drive that 80-yard drive that ended with Sun-he capped with a 37-yard touchdown i a a Patterson's one-yard pass to Jim Knott.

touchdown run. Seiler keyed the Two minutes later, McMillion drive with a 30-yard pass to Knott returned a punt 40 yards to the and a 32-yard run to the 1. FORT DODGE, Iowa Sparked by three school records, the Sioux City East girls swim team totaled 194 points and finished a strong third in the district meet here Saturday. Sioux City North was fourth with 159 points and Sioux City West totaled 40 points for ninth place. West's Trisha Skelton also set a school mark with a second-place finish of 25.31 in the 50-yard freestyle.

East's record-breakers were Alicia Reinking in the 100 backstroke and two relay teams. Reinking did 1:04.24 in her speciality and was fourth in the race. Alicia, her sister Natalie and Lindsey Patee and Alison Pick did 1:59.16 in the 200 medley relay for a record and the same quartet teamed to swim for a Black Raider standard in the 400-yard freestyle relay. The winner in each event automatically qualifies for the state meet here next weekend. The next best 18 times across the six districts in the state also earn state berths.

East qualified both its relays, Natalie Reinking in the 100 butterfly and Alicia Reinking in the backstroke. North qualified its 200 medley relay unit, its 200 freestyle relay and its 400 free relay plus Josie Skovgard in the 100 backstroke. Members of the various relay teams are Amy Bales, Holly Brown, Christina Aalfs, By Associated Press OMAHA Craig Geren scampered 94 yards on a kickoff return for one touchdown and ran 13 yards for another as North Dakota State pounded Nebraska-Omaha 50-16 in North Central Conference football Saturday. Kyle Carlson also scored twice for North Dakota State on 3-yard runs in the first and third quarters. North Dakota State, ranked fourth in NCAA Division II, improved its record to 7-1 overall and 6-1 in the conference with the win.

Injury-plagued UNO dropped to 2-7 overall and 0-7 in the conference. NDSU led 21-10 at the half, but scored 29 points in the second half. North Dakota State rolled up 329 rushing yards and 110 yards passing while UNO had 46 rushing yards and 143 passing yards. SDSU14, St. Cloud 6 ST.

CLOUD, Minn. Backup running back Travis Mercer's 36-yard touchdown run midway through the fourth quarter helped South Dakota State to a 14-6 victory over St. Cloud State. Mercer, who ran the ball just four times all day, made his clinching run with 5:43 to play and South Dakota State up 7-6. St.

Cloud (5-4 overall, 4-3 NCC) took a 6-0 lead on quarterback Jim Mauer's 45-yard TD run. South Dakota State (4-4, 3-4) took the lead when St. Cloud fumbled the kickoff starting the second half and the Jackrabbits recovered at the Huskies' 22-yard line. Four plays later, Todd McDonald hit Greg Springman with a 10-yard scoring pass. McDonald completed 14 of 28 passes for 217 yards, while Dan Sioux Falls bounces Missouri 31 and Iowa state scored in four plays, Sherman Williams going the final 2 yards to make it 14-7 with 8:11 left in the first half.

Punter Kyle Pooler saved a touchdown on McMillion's first return, but no one touched him on the next Missouri punt. McMillion fielded Pooler's kick on the second bounce at his own 22, cut straight up field, faked out Pooler at the Missouri 42 and outran the pursuit to the end zone. "I had to set him up on the first one, McMillion said with a laugh. "If I'd have scored on the first one, he might not have kicked the second one." It was McMillion's third fnnrhrlnun rn a mint rpfnrn thic season ana came against a team mat 1 -it a 1.. in iiau diiuwcu umy vuiua 111 iciuiua on 14 punts in its tirst seven games, "They work well as a unit," Pooler said of Iowa Slate's return team.

"Special teams win and lose games and we made mistakes. We have to find out what we are doing wrong and do it right." Mcmillion ran his season total on punt returns to 419 yards, breaking the school record of 392 by Don Undefeated Northern Iowa bops Indiana State, 34-13 TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (AP) Jay Johnson threw a 60-yard touchdown pass and rushed for a 1-yard score as Northern Iowa defeated Indiana State 34-13 Saturday in the Gateway Conference. Northern Iowa (8-0, 3-0 conference) is off to its best start since 1960. David Wright rushed for 161 yards Northwestern sets win record LINCOLN, Neb.

Northwestern improved its best-ever season record to 34-2 here Saturday with a 15-9, 15-12, 15-12 victory over Nebraska Wesleyan. The Red Raiders are now 2-1 in the Nebraska-Iowa Athletic Conference with one game remaining. Northwestern wraps up regular season play with home matches against Dana Tuesday and Dordt. BRANDON, S.D. (AP) Lamont Carrington scored three times and the Sioux Falls defense added two touchdowns in downing Dakota State 48-0 in a South Dakota Intercollegiate Conference finale Saturday.

Carrington had TD runs of 2, 9 and I.

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