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Lincoln, Nebraska
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Keeping Kirkland: A Lot of People Were Scared The Drive Alive By UAL BROWN Stillwater, quarterback Fred Duda have any secret thought as Nebraska took the ball on its own 25 with 19 left and Oklahoma State leading. 17-14, here Saturday afternoon. Duda was thinking the same thing several thous- saiid Busker fans were thinking. only thing I was he explained, that we needed seven points. 0 knew we needed a touchdown, and we thought we could get it.

There was no next time like at Missouri when we had three quarters. We had to get this one with that one drive or forget about Admitting that he didn have a good day passing, Duda observed, was having trouble getting the ball to my receivers and Oklahoma State also was putting a pretty good rush on me. when we needed it, our line really buckled down and did a great job on that last And if there were several thousand Nebraska fans who were scared of losing, they had nothing on the players. were a lot of pco- pic who were down on that halfback Hon Kirkland noted. Defensive captain Mike Kennedy, who had been sidelined all week with a virus infection but recovered well enough to play, called the win biggest comeback victory ever Putting it above the Minnesota game of a year ago and the Missouri game of two weeks ago in the great comeback category, Kennedy reasoned, had to grind this one out.

Minnesota one was sort of wild and we a three quarters to do it at Missouri. In this one, we just had to get the seven points in that five was a big the analytical Kennedy pointed out. the end I think every one on the team knew we could do it. We knew we could punch it in. bunch of guys ihis teammates) never quit.

They are great to be Ranking second to the Huskers with Kennedy is Oklahoma State. have more respect for them than for anv team in the Big he offered. is the third straight a that they have beat Ac. Offensive captain Frank Solich, who was injured and on the sidelines when the Huskers drovp for the winning score, felt that being on the sidelines was about as tough as being in game during those final minutes. Solich suffered a badly bruised knee, but the ker fullback figured he would be ready soon be ready by he promised.

NU May Train Some in Arizona Stillwater, training for the Orange Bowl game in Miami. are still un-, settled, but NU coach Devaney hinted here SaturX day the Huskers might spend some time in plan to do somal training away from thd game site as we did last he explained. are thinking now about Phoenix or Tucson, of which are about the same distance from Lincoln as A key play on drive for the winning TD was third-down pass hove, left) for a first down. Harry Wilson made a great catch (above, right) on the NU 49. A Key piay on iNeorasKds unve lui me i immiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimHiiHiimiiiHiiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniH Get Past This One Hairbreadth Harry Again To OSU four on fourth-down play.

Bill Tackle Wins Game Ball Stillwater, ball without a scholarship, Johnson made the stop on Nebraska coaches George Kelly and Bob Devaney console Oklahoma Frank Solich, NU co-captain, grimaces with a great fullback Walt Garrison after rousing finish. bruised knee says play against Sooners. from Stanton to play foot- over Oklahoma state. to save the game. i.

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