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CES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER 7-D 0 Sept. 12, 1971 W.fl-. na5n -h jl nnn NEBRASKA Continued from Page One trol offense and bone-jarring defense. f Even Devaney had to admit '4- mai ne was surpnsea Dy the before the usual sellout crowd of 67,437 every one of whom seemed to be wearing either a red shirt or red hat. "I was afraid we wouldn't be able to hold Oregon's offense the way we did," said the happy coach. Boost for Defense "Our defensive pTay was excellent, but then the offense was sure good, too. We held the ball for long stretches and that's always a big boost for the defense. "Yes, I'm very pleased and maybe I used the wrong word when I said our squad might be complacent. We've had a long fall practice with a lot of hot weather, and I guess what I really meant was that we were fc The Huskers scored at least once in every quarter, getting three touchdowns from junior-college transfer Gary Dixon, some exceptional running by Jeff Kinney and the normally sharp job by their quarterback tandem, Jerry Tagge and Van Brownson. Tagge directed things until r count reached 21-0 in the I 4 t'lird nnarter. hltt iifr eitrht of '0 passes for 98 yards to sur-n a s s Nebraska's career I "cord, and then Brownson ook over to build the margin, to 34-0. , "We didn't want Oregon to ' score that was the only disappointing thing," said Vam Vi.... L-irg : rSiL 1-;-' ?v -: . v.; v vv v J heads h: ' , "i-,' I!-:'- - iA : . . for - v. -. ': , ::sx "it:,' ' r "v- r - i H --r - f r. . . score... : - v. - x -'iiv . --v. . ''rx , - ; - i f ' 'L i-r 'VV'i 1,? , ' , . , , . T, . v; ,7 ;vJ. fTv-r ' V..-- v;vv " - lV. ' -' 'Ti ;t : XTV , 1 E0T L0SES BALL J Jf J i TJJJ ' i . . - y-y , . . . . . . - X -rv- i i-" . , r " sail. jc'-r r lr?m f -uJ x"- ' vv3A : .;v.J Statistics First downs Rushes-yardi Passing vardanP Return vardaqe Passes Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized Oreiion Nebraska 13 2. 2J-S6 73-J98 118 117 10 11 13-75-3 10-13-0 6-32 4-38 0 2 49 30 SCORINO Orepon 0 0 0 77 Nebraska 7 7 7 1334 Keb-Kinnev 1 run (Sanger kick) Neb-Dixon 2 run (Sanqer kick) Neb-Dixon 2 run (Sanger kick) Neb-Dixon 6 run (kick faljed) Neb-Butts 2 run (Sanger kick) Ore-Moore 7 run (Battle kick) A 67,437 "Their players had been saying they'd get three or four touchdowns on our defense, but we were sure they wouldn't be ab'e to." This was supposed to be an nvnlnourii DrofTnn rlilh nnH ..Apiw.j.v. , fcN-w I i-nnvho if io Tho riiirlts ranWpH i among the national leaders in total offense last year ana re- turned 18 of their 22 starters. I", Spoil Shutout But quarterback Dan Fouts, swift all-American candidate Bobby Moore and their teammates more than met their match this time. If it hadn't been for a fumbled mint, they undoubtedly wouldn't h ive scored at all. in the closing minutes, Glen Crvon of the Huskers let a kick get away from him and Oregon recovered at Nebras xj iti -jt V J A . , Graham 4 V , r tint - - : -vw ; r , i it v" v , ' . y , i X... . , ,rilll mr.iy ' rrmyL T -'J :' 1 . BAIL CROSSES GOAL, ALONE 1 t Wri; FUMI5LE FRUSTRATES HUSKERS Nebraska fullback Bill Olds, seemingly in the open and goal-bound for a couple of strides, runs into Bill Steber and Tom Grabam, who loosen Olds' hold, send ing ball to Fred Manuel. Touchback put Oregon on offensive but the Ducks flubbed this and other breaks, losing 31-7 before full stadium at Lincoln. ... i i ydiiio in jti utciys hiiuuiiil: ci ka's 11-yard line. Moore circled h o right end three plays later for J. the consolation touchdown. Otherwise, Moore spent a lone afternoon trying to punc ture the rugged Cornhuskers, hammering out only 53 yards in ers of a Tagge pass for 25 yards and the proceedings soon became lopsided. "That interception was very important a big error on our 15 carries Fouts saw three of j Part- though Fouts was think- his passes intercepted while hit-jing had thrown the ball out ting 13 of 25 tor lia yaras ALERT HUSKIES CRUISE, 65-7 SEATTLE, WASH. (AP) - Washington capitalized on an The Cornhuskers, who face Minnesota here next Saturday, sent the hard-running Kinney into the line 22 times for 124 yards. When they went to the air, Tagge and Brownson mis fired only three times in 13 attempts and with none going into enemy hands. It all added up to an offensive output of 415 yards. Oregon, meanwhile, had a fierce struggle on its hands to net 204. 4 Poor punts set up two of Nebraska's touchdowns, but perhaps the best display of just how powerful a team the Cornhuskers have came early in the' third quarter when Anderson slole a pass at his one-yard line. 9 Yard March The lead was none too imposing at the time, only 14-0, but Nebraska promptly sledged 99 of bounds," said Oregon Coach ,alert defense to crush the Uni- Jerrv Frei iversiiy ot, anrornia ai aania uarDara, oow, in me iooioau opener for both squads Saturday Washington lost a fumble on the Santa Barbara 44 following "I had hoped we would show more offensive poise, but Nebraska just defensed us very ...n !the opening kickoff and quar "One problem was that we jterback Randy Palomino then drove the Gauchos 57 yards in 11 plays, capping the drive with an eight-yard pass to Mike Anton. Sophomore fullback Jerry Ingalls dived over right tackle three minutes later to tie the i score, 7-7. Defensive tackle Dan Albrecht put the Huskies ahead for good a minntp latpr whpn ho nirkorl It's as good a defense as: bIocked kk kick and most teams will face, and with 1 went in from the six-yard line. the likes of Tagge, Brownson.! Sonny Sixkiller passed 42 Kinney and all the rest around yards to Tom Scott for one to take care of the attack, is it : touchdown and hit flanker Jim any wonder Cornhusker fanslDrieg 27 yards with another to have visions of a second guide the Huskies to their high straight national title? lest point total since 1944. weren't able to imitate Ne braska very well in practice, and when you can't imitate a team it makes it pretty difficult to prepare. I know we have a better football team than this." Added frustrated quarterback Fouts: ''This is as good a defense as I've faced." UTAH STATE SHOCKS WILDCATS, 10-7 '-- 43-Yard Field Goal Tops (-State Statistics Utah llatt Kmui Stat First downt 1 1 16 RushM-yards 44-64 S3-19S Passing yarriaoe 130 3 Return yardage U 33 Passes -17-0 5-U-l Punts 1 44 7-41 Fumbles Inst 7 1 Vards Penalized 47 75 MANHATTAN, KAN. (AP) -Mickey Doyle drilled a 43-yard field goal midway through the final period to settle a defensive duel and carry Utah State to a 10-7 season-opening victory over Kansas Mate aaiuraay. i scoring The Aggies, who converted a K..,s1!:t."::r::::: :::: J I J Z7 pass interception into a first-1 k's. BufVrrn'V'kfA. half touchdown, took the steam; K'l" Dw" out of an apparent Kansas, State rally bv marching 51 1 Wildcats got their running at- yards to set up the long field j tack going late in the third goal. Quarterback Dennis Morrison, completed only five of 18 passes for .IS yards but the quarter, marching 96 yards to their only touchdown. Bill Butler scored on a two- yard plunge early in the fourth 1 final 15 yards. period after runs of 18 and 11 yards by sophomore Isaac Jackson set up the score. Kansas State dominated the first half, but missed field goals of 34, 16 and 45 yards. Utah State scarcely got out of its own territory in the first half, until linebacker Ras Cottolico intercepted a pass by Morrison and returned it 12 yards to the Wildcat 35. The Aggies scored in five plays, with Ed Giles going the I Scoring Siory FIRST QUARTER Nebraska 7, Oregon 0 After missing an early scoring chance on a fumble by Bill Olds at the goal line, Nebras ka went in the second time it had the ball on Jeff Kinney's one-yard plunge. Big play in the drive was Jerry Tagge's 34-yard pass to Jerry List. Time one minute 21 seconds left in quarter. SECOND QUARTER Nebraska 14, Oregon 0 A 19-yard Oregon punt put the Huskers in business again at the Webfoot 47. Nebraska pounded downfield in 12 plays, Gary Dixon going over from the one. Time 8:55 left. THIRD QUARTER Nebraska 21, Oregon 0 Fol lowing Jim Anderson's pass interception at his own one, Nebraska stormed 99 yards in 13 plays, Dixon again scoring from the two. Time, 7:47 left. FOURTH QUARTER Nebraska 34, Oregon 7 Another bad kick this one seven yards, paved the way for Nebraska's fourth touchdown and Dixon's third. He scored from the six on the first play of the quarter. Rich Sanger missed his only conversion because of a fumbled center snap. Time, 14:56 left. The Huskers drove from mid-field for their final tally,) sophomore Randy Butts plow-! ing across from the two. Time, 5:18 left. Nebraska then fumbled a punt at its 11 to set up the Oregon touchdown, Bobby Moore racing in from the six. Time, 3:21 left. 2 FIELD GOALS DUMP GLEMSON ers M9 Statistics First downs Rushes-yards Passing yardage Return yardage Passes Punts Fumbles Inst Yards penalized Kentucky Clemson 13 13 63-237 43-136 3 60 63 8 1-3-0 4-17-3 5-36 5-43 1 2 72 83 . Pv Olds f m at 3r sroRiua Kentucky 7 j g 3i3 Clemson 0 3 0 7 IO ivcn-Mjur m KicKotr return (Kirk k ck) Clem-FG Seigler 38 Ken FG Kirk 34 ki'cl0m-SanderS ,urnb'e rttoverv (Seigler Ken FG Kirk 27 CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) - Tom Kirk's 27-yard fourth-quarter field goal lifted Kentucky to a 13-10 victory over Clemson Saturday. Kirk's kick came with 4 min utes 57 seconds left, after Clemson tied the game, 10-10, by recovering a fumble in Kentucky's end zone. The Wildcats took a 10-3 half-time lead, but Clemson's Smiley Sanders recovered a fum bled punt in the end zone short- CTiYTT CCiTIiTC aJ A A aJl4ilVhJ . - '?r ' .' . v ' :y sp iL'; . v . . u J OREGON RECOVERS j" K I .iXtmiihiAsmbtiu? ly after the last quarter began. A 7l-yard Kentucky drive stalled at the Clemson nine before Kirk kicked his second field goal of the afternoon. SoDhomore halfback Dohp-i Kotar of Kentucky bolted 98 yards with the opening kickoff to stun the Tigers. 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