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Sept. 14. 1975 DES MOINES SUNDAY REGISTER 7D 7 9 wateh Netoaska srara toidi mener 10-7 Defense puts down LSU bid By JIM MOACKLER Sunday Reaister Staff Writer LINCOLN, NEB. - Bobby Thomas. Nebraska's No. 2 split end, was happy about being sought out in the Corn-husker dressing room as one of the stars of the 10-7 opening-game victory over Louisiana State Saturday, but quickly credited his teammates. "It really was a team effort." he said. "The line blocked and Terry Luck put the ball right in there." Thomas caught a five-yard pass from Luck in the second quarter for six-ranked Nebraska's only touchdown and Mike Coyle booted a 37-yard field sjoal in the third quarter that proved the winning margin when Louisiana State's offense ?ame to life in the third quar- !er and scored the touchdown that made it a contest. Anxious Wait "Our defense came through vhen it had to." said Thomas. The 76,259 fans who sat Jhrough the battle were anx-ously awaiting for time to ex-) i r e when Nebraska was sacked up to its own 12 in the :inal minute and had to call m Randy Lessman, a junior ut of East Sioux City, la., to Hint for the final time. Lessman, who had boomed ine kick 60 yards, booted out o the Husker 47. Carl rrimble fumbled on being hit y Steve Lindquist as he fieid-id it and Nebraska's Chuck ilalito recovered the football. Nebraska then ran out the :lock. It was that kind of coopera-ion Thomas spoke about and Colorado vears down California Statistics California Colorado r5t downs isnes-varris isjtnq yards :!urn yards lises jnts jmbies-lost 'nalt'es-yards It 7?37 108 80 M5-0 t-V 3-1 2-31 W 3 1? 15 1 7 37 2-0 e 50 SCORING . iiorado 1 '3 ?, -?4 Colo - McCoy 61 ount return (Vack- rai Besana I run (Breech kick) Colo Kunz 1 run (Vv.ttenzie kirk! Cal Muncie 1 run (Breech kirk) Colo voorehead 45 pass from Wilms (Wackenzit kick) Colo Mackenzie 30 Cal Muncie 2 run (Breech kick) Ccio Mackenzie 45 Cal Walker 53 pass from Besana Coiof8,WMIiams li run (Mackenzie :ki A-4.2!l BOULDER. COLO. (APt -uarterback David Williams assPd for one score and ruh-i for 114 yards Saturday as olorado defeated California. (-27. Saturday. Williams also scored on a 2-yard run that gave the uffs their final victory mar-in late in the third quarter-Fullback Terry Kunz also :ored once and led the team i rushing with 131 yards on i carries. Still, it took an Perception by Colorado line-acker Brian Cabral in Colo-Hio territory with less than a unute lo play to preserve the ictory. Statistics LSU Nebraska First downs Rushes-yards Passmo yards Peturn yards Passes Punts Fumr-ies-lost Penalties-vards ' 15 41-111 S7-'38 78 81 0 122 1-12-0 S-21 0 -43 8-3 5-4 3-1 3-15 J-52 LSU SC0RIN? Nebraska a Neb Thomas 5 pass 7 1 I from I 7 10 Luck n-oyie kick i Neo Covle 37 FG LSU Lvons 10 run (Moreau kick) Attendance 7o.259. which Coach Tom Osborne found satisfying. 2-Touchdown Pick Osborne had been concerned with his team being rated a two-touchdown and more favorite over Louisiana State, noting that the Bengals on film were as good a defensive team as the Huskers might face all season. He was saying the same thing afterward, remarking: "We're real pleased to get by this first game. Not only was it a good LSU team, it was par ticularly important to get by the first game in view of all the problems we've had in los ing people by injury and NCAA (National Collegiate Athletic Association) penally." The Huskers lost starting center Rik Bonness and defensive tackle Ron Pruitt with injuries and were without four other players being penalized for a game because of making a bowl trip when they were not qualified under NCAA rules. Osborne was disappointed with the offense being able to generate only 219 yards and one touchdown but pleased with the defensive effort that limited Louisiana Slate to 197 yards. Luck Erratic Luck was not particularly sharp as a passer, hitting only eight of 21 throws for 81 yards. Fullback Tony Davis' Louisiana State's Robert Dow fumbles after being- tackled by Nebraska's Chuck Jones Saturday at WASH, STATE NIPS KANSAS LAWRENCE. KAN. CAP) -Mark Husfloen recovered two late fumbles. setting up a field goal and a touchdown that lifted Washington State to an 18-14 victory over Kansas Saturday. Husfloen sprawled on a fumble by Skip Sharp on the Kansas 27-yard line with seven minutes left and seven plays later fullback Vern Chamberlain scored the winning touchdown from the one. Husfloen's earlier recovery, late in the third quarter, made possible Chuck Die-drick's third of four field goals. Diedrick set a school record with his four three-point kicks of 23. 47. 26 and 34 yards. Behind 6-t) late in the first half. Kansas moved 58 yards for its first touchdown. Scott McMichael sneaking through from the one. The Jayhawks went ahead. 14-6. after safety Chris Golub intercepted a pass and returned it to the Cougar 16, and Norris Banks ran six vards for the touchdown. SCORING Washmion S': Kansas I I I ! 77 t 14 Kan vcVicnae1 ' run Kerf;1 kick Ka-v BanKs 6 rur ifebat kick J D-ed-ck :t St FG D en-ick 34 A Si r'iCMrii n 1 run kick fil4 A 31C led the rushing with 76 yards in 16 carries. The Husker coach thought the LSU defense had much to do with the meager yardage production. "LSU may have as good a defense as we'll play this year," he said. "That's saying quite a lot when you consider we play Oklahoma and Missouri." Defensively, the Huskers, led by tackle Mike Fultz, middle guard John Lee and linebackers Cletus Pillen and Jim Wightman, were solid most of the afternoon. The only letdown came in the third quarter when LSU drove 64 yards for its points. "It's natural for a team that's ahead to let down." said Fultz. "You let down for a split second and they can score on you. But I think our defense played a heck of a game. They're a good ball club but they did about what we thought they would do." Craig Fumbles Nebraska began the after noon as if to quickly establish superiority, moving 39 yards after Curtis Craig of Davenport, la., ran back the kickoff about 30 yards and had the good fortune to have a teammate recover his fumble at the Husker 35. Monte Anthony's fumble killed the threat after it had reached the 26. Nebraska got another chance at the LSU 29 when Dave Butterfield pounded on Robert Dow's fumble, but defensive end Ken Bordelon wrecked them. He sacked Luck twice for 17 yards in losses. The Huskers paraded from their own 25 to the LSU 20 in the second quarter with a 26-yard run by Davis and a 10-yard pass from Luck to tight end Larry Mushinskie the big items. But the attack bogged uiViC 'fiS;-; Lincoln, Neb. Dave Butterfield (left) recovered for Cornhuskers, who won opener, 10-7. Oklahoma State blanks Shockers STILLWATER, OKLA. (AP) Oklahoma State. led by Terry Miller and Robert Turner, whipped Wichita Slate. 34-0, Saturday. The Cowboys relied almost totally on running, sending Miller wide on pitchouts and Turner up the middle. But when the Cowboys d'd pass, the results were impressive. Quarterback Charlie Weath-erbie hit Sam Lisle for an 80-yard touchdown on the Cow- bovs' first pass. It was the i third-longest scoring toss in Cowboy history. Meanwhile, " the Shockers, coming off a 13-7 upset of West Texas State, were virtually helpless against Oklahoma State's defense. They shut down the running game and then started rousting quarterback Sam Adkins. Jordan, Mickey lead Montana, 51-17 MISSOULA. MONT. (APi -Rich Jordan and Mike Mickey fired up a Montana touchdown barrage Saturday as the Griz-7lip rlumnerl South Dakota. Jordan scored three touch- downs and Mickey had two. i t --Ti - . Jc v r rv m j vw-. vhr y r 11 1 down there and Coyle's field goal try was wide left. Butterfield's 31-yard return of a punt finally started the H u s k e r ' s touchdown drive from the ISU 34 with about five minutes left in the half. 1-back John O'leary swept left end for nine yards, Davis picked up 11 yards in three tries and finally Luck found REGISTER PHOTO BY DAVE LEWIS Statistics Wichita St. Okia. First downs Rushevvardi Passing yards Return vards Passes Punts Fumb'es-lost Penalties-yards 55 44- t 140 53 17-24-fl 10-41 1-1 4-30 S9-369 ISO 79 4-11? 144 A 4 ! SCORING Wichita St. I I t-t Oklahoma SI. 0 t 7 734 CSU FG Daiple 30 OSU Lis'e BO pass from Weatherbie (Denle k:ck) OSU Weatherbie 5 run (Dsisle kick) OSU FG Daigle 32 OSU Turner 1 run (Daiaie kick) OSU- Weatherbie 9 run iDaigie kick) A-28.800 E. Kentucky defeats Dayton RICHMOND. KY. tAPj -Reserve tailback Scott McCaflister. playing in place of injured Everett Talbert. responded with 150 yards rushing Saturday to lead Eastern Kentucky to a 30-24 victory over Dayton. Eastern Kentucky took a 17-0 lead in the second period, but Dayton, behind the passing of reserve B. J. Dailey fought back to a 17-17 tie in the third period. McCallister scored the winning touchdown with 23 sec- onds left in the third quarter on a 10-yard run. Curtis Craig, of Davenport, takes opening Thomas in the right corner of the end zone for the points. Thomas made the catch just behind cornerback Clinton Burrell. Near Catch "I think he was surprised," said Thomas. Later, on a similar end-zone try, Burrell batted the ball away just as Thomas seemed to have another touchdown reception. The third of four fumbles lost by LSU gave Nebraska a third-quarter opportunity at the LSU 34, and when the defense stiffened, Coyle came in to add his three-pointer. LSU generated its strongest offensive show right after that. Pat Lyons completed four passes for 42 yards, the longest a 17-yarder to Dow. Tailback Terry Robiskie gained 17 yards in four rushes and then Lyons faked a hand off and sped into the end zone from 10 yards out with 49 seconds left in the third quarter. Neither team made a serious threat in the fourth quarter, Nebraska's deepest drive being stalled at the LSU 26 and the Bengals never probing beyond their own 40. "They gave us a whole lot of trouble," said Robiskie of the Nebraska defense. "Every time we tried to pick up their stunts, it seemed there were three or four guys there." Craig, who had only one carry in 1974, gained 16 yards in six carries from his wing-back position. Nebraska's next assignment is against Indiana here Satur- d a y , the second of five straight games at home. LSU will Texas A. and M. at home. TULSA FALLS TO K-STATE Statistics KSU 20 55-211 105 TU 21 33-97 174 11 20-34-2 3 44 3-0 4-30 First downs Rushes-yards Passing yards Return yards u Passes 4 12 1 Punts 4-3i Fumhles-lost ft-1 Penalties-yards 5-37 SCOBINO Kansas State I 7 717 Tulsa 7 7 2-14 KS FG Sinoyic 21 T L argent s Pass from Blount Krust kick KS Ross 35 past from Hatcher Sinov- ic kick T Largent 10 past from Blount Kruse kick KS Scobey 1 run Sinovic kick T Safety Scobey tackled in end zone A-34,000 TULSA, OKLA. (AP) -Kansas State held off two late scoring threats with interceptions for a 17-16 victory over Tulsa Saturday night. Wildcat linebacker Carl Pennington dealt Tulsa the final blow when he picked off quarterback Jeb Blount's pass with less than a minute to play. Tulsa's Steve Largent, who led the nation in touchdown passes last year and caught two scoring aerials Saturday night, had a third attempted scoring pass picked off by Kansas State cornerback John Andrews at the two-yard line with four minutes to play. Kansas State took the lead, 17-14, on tailback Roscoe Sco-bev's one-yard run with 9:50 left. No. 1 Sooners roll, 62-7 Owens sparks rout of Oregon NORMAN, OKLA. (AP) -Split end Tinker Owens speared a 43-yard pass for one touchdown and recovered a teammate's fumble in the end zone for another as No. 1-ranked Oklahoma buried Oregon, 62-7, Saturday to extend college football's longest unbeaten streak to 30 games. The Sooners, undefeated and untied in 21 games, started slowly but scored 33 second-quarter points for a 43-7 half-time lead. Reserve quarterback Dean Blevins directed the second-quarter explosion after Steve Davis developed a charley horse. Six Sooners scored, including Horace Ivory on runs of 10 and nine yards, and second-team fullback Jim Cul-breath on runs of five and 27 yards. The game was played be fore a crowd of 70,261 which DOWN LSU's Charles bottom, as Cletus Pillen hy if it i v - ; , :fA V-Zf f ' - - i, A' , , , , . ; 1 - V, " , . t I , ' M. - ' ' ' !' V A " ' ' - ffTic?tJtp,6iiiicj. f ?,.,,..t,. ,,.., I.llll.,llilll -v ..... I kickoff for Nebraska. Statistics Oreqon II 33 4S 12-24-3 5-3A 10-7 -73 Oklahoma 3.1 91-544 ?i 341-1 1-10 12-3 1-75 First downs Rushes-varris Passing vards Return yards Passes Punts FumWes-lost Penalties-yards SCORING Oreqon 1 t I 1-1 Oklahoma 10 31 7 12 2 Okla Owens recovered fumbla In end zone (DIRienzo kick) Okla-FG DIRienzo 32 Ore Bauer 5 pass trom Henderson (Woodtlll kick) Okla Ivory 10 run (DIRienzo kick) Okla Llttrell 19 run (DiRlenzo kick) Okla Safety personal foul In end zone Okla FG DiRelnzo 38 Okla Owens 43 pass from Blevins Okla-Brooks 17 run (DiRlenzo kickl Okla Culbreath 5 run (DiRlenzo kick) Okla Ivory 9 run (kick failed) Okla Culbreath 27 run (kick tailed) A-70,241. included Vice-President Nel son Rockefeller. Joe Washing ton, Oklahoma's all-American halfback, was used sparingly as the Sooners went more to fullback Jim Littrell. Oregon fumbles on its first two possessions set up an early 10-0 lead. In all, Oregon gave up the ball seven times on 10 fumbles and had three passes intercepted. Kicker Tony DiRienzo scored 12 of the Sooner points on field goals of 32 and 38 yards and six extra points. . i. - - - .i ri r -fy-,H Alexander is brought down watches. REGISTER PHOTO BY FRANK FOLWELL But DiRienzo saw his string of , 45 consecutive noinl-after at- tempts snapped in the fourth- quarter. ' ' Oregon's only score came ' late in the first period after, Ron Rickert blocked a punt , ana tne ducks got tne Dan on the Oklahoma 35. Six plays' later quarterback Jack Hen derson found split end Greg Bauer in the end zone on a six-yard play. Appalachian downs E. Carolina, 41-25 BOONE, N.C. (AP) - Robbie; Price scored on a 31-yard ran' i j. r- r., I r passeu 10 juevun roiu ui an. 82-yard touchdown Saturday. night to lead Appalachian to a 41-25 Southern Conference victory over East Carolina. Pmrnitt Wamillnn r ft r P ft twice, running two yards for the first tally and catching a 20-yard pass from Calvin . Simon for the other. v REGISTER PHOTO BY FRANK FOLWELL 4 ' by Huskers' Bob Martin, i

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