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4c The' Cedar Rapids Gazette: Sun., Sept. 12. 1982 PNi riDri . v By Gus Schrader Gazette sport columnist Too little LINCOLN, Neb. Tom Grogan, who may have staked a claim on Iowa's starting quarterback spot with his play Saturday, was asked how he figured the 42-7 shellacking from Nebraska. "It was mostly a case of too little too late," he replied, managing a wry smile. "Nebraska had a little more fire power." Grogan, who played most of the second half after the Huskers amassed a 28 0 lead, was asked about his four-yard run for Iowa's only touchdown. , "I had a back going out to the right as a pass receiver," he recounted, "but they squeezed up on him, so I had to run it in myself." Coach Hayden Fry had told reporters, "We'll have to see," when asked who would start at QB against Iowa State next Saturday? He added: "Grogan looked good at times, and Chuck Long got his feet wet today, too. Cornelius Robertson did some things real well in there today, too." "Actually, it doesn't make that much difference to Chuck Long and me who starts," Grogan said. "We help each other whenever possible, although we both like to play." So Grogan, who was named the Kansas City area's "high school athlete of the year" in 1978-79, added another unusual distinction to his record by scoring Iowa's first TD of 1982. He was on the Hawkeye basketball squad for the NCAA Final Four in 1980, and last season went to the Rose Bowl with the football team as No. 3 QB. Speaking of the Rose Bowl Iowa's last game (28-0) until Saturday at least the Hawks scored in this one. Iowa didn't get past Washington's 29-yard line at Pasadena. The Hawks looked worse than that in the first half Saturday, as they didn't get a first down until the final second of the half on Long's 7-yard run. That also provided their initial first down, and it gave them a plus-one in first-half yardage. Iowa's deepest penetration in the first 30 minutes was Nebraska's 47-yard line. Who's No. 1? i Fry was asked if Nebraska is the best team in the nation. "I'm on the UPI coaches' board, and (last week) I voted for them No. 2, behind Washington," the Iowa coach replied. What about now? "I don't know how Washington came out today," Fry parried. He had nothing but praise for Nebraska's personnel and preparation, but added: "We left a lot to be desired execution-wise. We couldn't stick our finger in our eye out there. Of course, Nebraska had a lot to do with that, but we knew we had an inexperienced team that would make a lot of mistakes." Fry said his squad was worn down by the heat, and he said the Hawkeyes "had a lot of injuries." Starting linebacker James Erb suffered torn knee ligaments that will keep him out at least a month. Bin Broghamer, who started ahead of limping Lon Olejnlczak at wing-back, was wearing a shoulder sling after the game. Olejniczak is still bothered by the broken leg he suffered last season, but he managed to catch a Robertson pass for seven yards late in the game. "My toe causes blisters on my foot," he said, explaining his limp, Asked if he could play next week, Oleo replied: "You bet!" Pass the hash "I got mad only once all day," said Fry. "That was in the fourth quarter when that Nebraska runner made a long gain and then spiked the ball. Four officials saw him do it, and they wouldn't call a penalty. It didn't matter in the game's outcome, but they should have penalized Nebraska 15 yards." Fry referred to a brilliant 82-yard run by Mike Rozier. He actually fell over a teammate who was blocking out Iowa's Bobby Stoops. Spiking (hurling the ball at the ground) is legal with the pros, but taboo in college. As usual, there was a split crew officiating, three from the Big Eight and three from the Big Ten. The referee was John McCUntock, Des Moines attorney who works for the Big Eight. 0 0 0 Bill HappeL frosh from Cedar Rapids Washington, got to play, and he may start at wingback against Iowa State if Decorah's Bill Broghamer and Lon Olejniczak are out Bill chased a long pass by Robertson in the final minute. He couldn't catch it, and the ball hit KCRG's Mike Erlckson outside the end zone. 0 0 0 "Good blocking" was Glenn "Lightning" Buggs' explanation of his 41-yard kickoff return. "Marty Ball took out the key man. I probably could have broken it all the way if I had cut back inside. "Offensively, we just weren't firing off the ball in the first, half, and Nebraska was. I think all of our quarterbacks did pretty well. People are always criticizing the quarterbacks. I noticed Georgia's quarterback didn't look so good on TV last week, and neither did Pittsburgh's." 0 0 0. Quick outs: Mark Bortz (3 tackles and an assist) admitted it was very hot on the Astroturf, especially in the first half. "We have a lot of respect for Nebraska," he said. "They have a good offensive line, and next Saturday we'll probably face a better one, because Iowa State has a lot of big, experienced guys." . . . Fry didn't have his "high sheriff' from Denton, Texas, as a bodyguard, but two Iowa sheriffs filled in: Gary Hughes of Iowa City and Ron' Stewart of Des Moines . . . Nebraska had possession 19 minutes to Iowa's 10 in the first half, but Iowa had the ball 17-13 in the second half . . . Nebraska's Jeff Smith scooted 80 yards on his first college run, and he cut his average to 43 yards on his second try . . . Joel Hllgenberg's high snap boosted Nebraska's half-time lead to 28-0, but Chuck Long also made a mistake. While chasing the ball, he looked back and was outscrambled in the end zone by Nebraska's Wade Praeuner . . . Treye Jackson, 1980 All-America prep from Newton who missed the 1981 season with neck surgery, was one of the few in the 60-man traveling squad who didn't play. He's a No. 3 free safety . . . Does any team have a better-sounding deep pair for receiving kickoffs than Iowa? Often the Hawks have Love-Buggs back there (J.C Love-Jordan and Glenn Buggs). Cyclones From page 1C . lot of teams fumbling in the early part of the season, but it's the first game and you don't have contact in practice like you do in a ball game." Duncan referred to the fumble by Brown, who started the game before giving way to the explosive Davis. A 202-pound junior college sensation from Ravenna, Ohio, Brown fumbled on third down with 6:18 left to play and Iowa State clinging to a 21-20 lead. His bobble was recovered by Tennessee's Carlton Peoples, setting up Reveiz's game-winning boot, the seventh longest in Tennessee history. "I think I was trying to change hands with the ball when I was hit," said Brown. "It was a mental breakdown and I have to eliminate those mistakes. I think we are going to be a good football team." As expected, Tennessee resorted to its strengths early: the passing of Alan Cockrell and the speed of Olympic wide receiver Willie Gault Cockrell connected on his first eight passes to set the pace for the evening. He engineered a flawless 82-yard, six-play march to the end zone. ' ' ; Cockrell hit tailback Chuck Coleman on 45-yard bomb, with Coleman fallng down at the one-yard line. He then threw th first of two Hawks lose to Cornhuskers From pag 1C: back Turner Gill, I-back Mike Rozier, fullback Roger Craig, wingback Irving Fryar and a bullish offensive line did just,, about whatever they pleased. The Huskers set the tone immediately, taking the opening kickoff and marching 80 yards to score. A 28-yard pass completion from Gill to Fryar provided much of the yardage and backup fullback Doug Wilkening went the final three yards on fourth-and-one to make it 7-0. From there the Hawks settled into their one-two-three-punt routine. Fryar, who enjoyed the best day by a Nebraska receiver since 1976, upped the lead to 14-0 later in the first quarter as he took in a 41-yard scoring pass from Gill. Iowa's Keith Hunter tried for an interception on the play but came up empty, allowing Fryar to sprint up the sideline into the end zone. The Gill-to-Fryar combo produced again in the second quarter as they teamed up for gains of 16 and 18 yards on an 84-yard, 14-play drive. Roger Craig slashed six yards up the middle to score the touchdown with 8:50 to go in the half, making it 21-0. The Huskers didn't have to work nearly as hard for their fourth TD. With the Hawks lined up in shotgun formation late in the half, center Joel Hilgenberg snapped the ball over Long's head. The ball bounded wildly into the end zone and defensive end Wade Prauener, a 4.5 sprinter, outraced Long to the ball, falling on it for TD No. 4. The game was virtually over at that point but the Hawkeyes did manage to provide a few second-half smiles for the 4,000 or so Iowa rooters among the crowd of 76,013. They revived the offense in the third quarter and actually moved the ball 50 yards downfleid before Long threw an interception at the Nebraska 24. ' Then, with junior quarterback Tom Grogan at the controls, they really started moving the ball in the fourth quarter. Grogan drove the team 89 yards in 14 plays for what turned out to be Iowa's only points of the contest A roughing the kicker penalty provided the initial first down, and a 30-yard run by Owen Gill and a 24-yard pass from Grogan to Mike Hufford also reaped big yardage. Hufford's catch rescued the Hawks from a thlrd-and-21 situation. Grogan rolled the final five yards into the end zone to make it 28-7. "We didnt do anything different in the second half," said Hufford, who caught four passes for 67 yards, "We just started executing and everybody got on a roll. Everybody started getting confidence and we started moving the football." The Huskers snapped things back into reality in a hurry after the Hawkeye TD, though. GiU (Turner, not Owen) came back in at quarterback and three plays later flipped a nine-yard touchdown pass to Todd Brown. The score was preceded by a 52-yard run by Rozier. Reserve I-back Jeff Smith zig-zagged 80 yards through the Iowa defense for the game's final touchdown with 5:00 left "Our defense really got tired near the end," said Fry. "I think that had something to do with the long runs they got You have to remember our defense was on the field almost continually in the first half." Rozier rushed for 127 yards in 18 carries to lead the Huskers' 603-yard assault Gill contributed 144 yards passing and 40 rushing, and Fryar added 127 yards on six pass receptions. "We played awfully well for about a quarter and a half," noted Nebraska coach Tom Osborne. -"Offensively we executed quite well except for a. time in the third quarter. We didnt look sharp in the third quarter." . , ; Fry, of course, was pleased with the way his y, team played in the second half. . , j,;"; "I'm very proud of the way we came back," he :. said. "All of the third quarter and most of the , . fourth quarter our guys made more yardage than they did and they (the Husker) didnt score. We . showed some good things. We just got off to such j, . a horrible start. , ; Vl Among those good things were a 189-yard 'f offensive output in the second half and the-" ; footwork of Reggie Roby, who opened defense of ,' his NCAA punting title by averaging 51,1 yards ' on eight kicks. - .4. V The Hawks also got solid play out of their (i . linebackers, too. Junior Kevin Spitzig was , involved in 17 tackles, junior Mike Yacullo made seven tackles and recovered two Wmbles, and r ' freshman Larry Station did well while playing about 70 percent of the time. i There was bad news at linebacker, too, though as starter James Erb went out with torn ligaments " ; in his knee. Fry said he will be out of action for atCJ least a month. ,' ? f The Hawks also apparently earned a little "3 respect on the opposite side of the field with their second-half rally. ' ".'VJ' "Iowa was tough," commented Fryaif. They. 'J were right there when I caught the ball . . . Iowa S is a tough team." They'll go a long ways." ..;f .'. ' The Hawks return home to take on rival Iowa " State next Saturday. Nebraska hosts New Mexico ' State. .. T7 0 v?k flit if? - ii I in I , 1 1 1 1 ivy? - .-- i , , t i ri ilium iii M 1 LI f f I) A WW- 1 ' Nebraska 42, Iowa 7 FlntOmm II , ' -,. " Yordi Rushing fl V ; . 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Long 7 5 1 Grogan 14 4 4 Robtftsan 4 11 NEBRASKA PASSING T.GIII It t 0 144 1 I I 14 S,:Ji: IOWA O.GIIt Grongor Robtrtson Long Grogan M.HuNord Phillips O.GHI OWmaok R1ISMINB Ng Yo 7 SI Rozftf M 57 Jimlm 3 IS Craig 1 4 T.GIII I 4 Wilkonlng 1 4 Fryar NEBRASKA PASS RECEIVINO ng vg Ng -Y4 W l - 1"W 15 " 5T f ' 4T .I'if I 1 47 5 7 5 PUNTING UPI photo HANGING IN THERE Army's Kevin Murphy tries in vain for a shirttail tackle on Missouri's Curtland Thomas after Thomas' caught a pass and scrambled for a third-quarter score on a 38-yard pass play. Missouri game and Big Eight roundup are on Page 3C. - College football roundup Roby Buggs Morltl Spitilg Frvor Craig RaKr Brown 4-51.1 KICK RETURNS NO Yg I 44 JimWl 1 3 Frrar Lydot INTERCEPTIONS Ng Yi Lvoov TACKLES SUM St 14 m : -' M f No Y4 1 54 4 : 41 1 U Ng I From pag 1C scoring passes to tight end Kenny Jones. Jones hauled in a five-yarder in the third quarter. Gault, meanwhile, hauled in seven passes for 76 yards. He was one of six Volunteer receivers to give Iowa State nightmares. Iowa State, meanwhile, gave Tennessee something to think about on the ground. The Cyclones outrushed the Volunteers 265-72, while being outdueled only 194-132 through the air. After Davis had tied things 7-7 with his twisting sprint to the end zone, Tennessee used the first of Reveiz field goals a 32-yarder to take a 10-7 lead to the locker room. ' The Cyclones stormed out the second half, marching 80 yards on their first possession, with Brown scoring on a five-yard run. He hammered away five times during the drive, scoring with 11:11 to go in the period. The Cylcones Jon English had his moment of glory when he replaced a shaken-up Archer and hit the first touchdown pass of his Cyclone career with 14:55 left. He scrambled under a heavy rush, but found Michael Wade open in the deep right corner of ths end zone I from 14 yards out That cave ISU a short-lived 21-17 advantage. ledge found Garrity over the middle for the score. Davis caught 7 passes for a school-record 188 yards. Esiason ' completed 18 of 36 passes for 276 yards, 134 of them in the third quarter. Blackledge completed 19 of 30 for 262 yards. Alabama 45, Georgia Tech 7 At Atlanta, Jesse Bendross dashed 58 yards on an end-around and Walter , Lewis raced 41 for second-quarter touchdowns as fourtn-ranked Alabama crushed Georgia Tech Saturday. Alabama scored on its first five possessions in avenging a 24-21 upset loss to Tech a year ago. It gave Paul "Bear" Bryant, the all-time leader in coaching victories, his 316th triumph on his 69th birthday at the start of his 38th season. , Arkansas 38, Tulsa 0 At Fayetteville, Ark., sophomore Brad Taylor passed 67 yards for one touchdown and running back Jessie Clark bolted 72 yards for another . score Saturday to spark 12th-ranked Arkansas to a season-opening victory over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Taylor, who came in for starting quarterback Tom Jones, lofted his 67-yard strike to flanker Derek Holloway midway through the second quarter and a subsequent ,2-point pass conversion from Taylor to Thomas Brown took the starch out of the Hurricane. - Until Taylor's bomb, the Razor- backs had dominated the game but led only 6-0 on Ernie Villarreal's field goals of 24 and 27 yards. The freshman also tacked on a 23-yard field goal in the third quarter, set up by a 51-yard pass from Taylor to both schools. Holloway. fired four touchdown passes to Jo Jo Townsell Saturday to power nth-ranked UCLA to a rout over overmatched Long Beach State in the non-conference season opener for Yacullo UMtnhaki e.Stoom JtroM Erb Borti Corbki Pitufford Wonckvt Station Ctaflitwrt 14 Knox 3 Prouonor 2 Burkt S Domkrovtr 5 Evans t T.wiiliara I Wtbtr Follci Stow Sgkt Ast 4 1 Groobgr Lydov tarroU Von Norman Clark Florida 17, USC t At Gainesville, Fla., Florida turned one Southern California fumble into a touchdown and quater-' back Wayne Peace drove the 16th-ranked Gators 97 yards for another score Saturday en route to a victory. Peace, who passed for 146 yards, capped the first scoring drive with a 1-yard TD toss, then used his throwing arm to Jnove the team nearly the lengthf the field for the second score. The GatoiYgained 134 yards on the ground ana-held USCto only 84. Washington 55, Texas-El Paso 0 At Seattle, Steve Pelluer passed for two touchdowns and Chuck Nelson added four field goals Saturday to lead second-ranked Washington to a rout over out-manned Texas-El Paso. Pelluer went 17 for 29 for 256 yards in the Huskies' season-opener. Nelson broke the school record for career field goals as he increased his total to 38. UCLA 41, Long Beach State II At Pasadena, Calif., Tom Ramsey Central tumbles PELLA, Iowa (UPI) Lee McKlnstrey passed for 283 yards and three touchdowns and ran for a fourth Saturday to lead Northwestern College to a 42-28 win over Central College in a non-conference football game. McKinstrey threw a 98-yard scoring pass to Dan Rozenboom in the second quarter to help Northwestern, an independent, earn a 21-21 ! halftime tie. The Red Raiders earlier had scored on Don Bakkers 18-yard run and Jim Svoboda's 5-yard run. Central, of the Iowa Conference, scored its first-half points on two scoring tosses by quarterback Dan Cesehin. 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