The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 2, 1966 · Page 29
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 29

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 2, 1966
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N WaeHhoiu Intercepted N -ft Coleman 4 C Oct. 2 , 1966 TincoTn Sunday Journal an<? Sfar iiiimiimiininiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiuiiiiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiHtiiiiiiii^ Tricky Rick j Where Was That NU Killer Instinct? Well-guarded Tim Van Galder passes . By CURT MOSHER Ames, Iowa — Nebraska coach Bob Devaney, reminded by a fan he was going to make old men of everyone who follows the Cornhuskers, said, “Yeah, especially me.” Despite the possibilities of speeded up maturity, Devaney did not at all act in anyway like a man in great despair. The prime reason, of course, aside from victory itself, was that his offense showed signs of life. The only things which really bugged the NU coach were the absence of the killer instinct ami a long list of penalties which made a long afterifoon out of it. “I thought for awhile it was going to be too long,” Devaney said. “This was our best offensive showing so far,” the NU coach added. “Our defense wasn’t q-uite as tough but it was all right.” Devaney credited Iowa State for the latter, noting that the Cyclones had mixed their plays well and showed a well-balanced attack. “They just executed their stuff well,” Bob said, nixing any idea that surprises in their attack might be a factor. “I t h o u g h t (Tim) Van Galder showed a lot of poise and (Les) Webster ran well ... In fact, very well.” He noted, however, that at least three times his defense appeared to have intercepted passes only to drop them, this in addition to the one picked off by Rick Coleman near the finish. “Ben Gregory had one he could have walked in with,” Bob said. “He had two and Wachholtz dropped one.” He singled out Harry Wilson for a real fine day. “What disappointed me was the way we would get to the goal line and couldn.t get it across,” Devaney said. “And there were all of those piddling penalties. I’m not being critical of the officials. We just made a lot of penalties which could be called foolish. “One time a man lined up with his hand over the line. And a couple of times our end moved. “We can’t have these and be consistent. While I thought Iowa State de- Nebraska-Iowa State Lineups NEBRASKA LE—Morrison, Patton LT—G. Brichacek, McCord LG—Allers, Ahlachwede, Meylan C—Petersen, Senkbeil, Janik RG—Osberg, Armstrong RT—Pickens, Stith, Casbeer RE—Richnafsky, Penney, L. Coleman QB—Churchich, Weber, Wachholtz LH — Kirkland, Critchlow, Gregory, Kuehl RH—Wilson, Davis, Carstens, Mueller, Thorell FB — Tatman, Winters, R. Coleman IOWA STATE LE—Barney, Campbell LT—Schafroth, Muldrew LG — Storey, Berrington, Evans C—Stanley, Mayberry, Staid 1 RG—Brooks, Burchett, Hall, De La Rosa RT—Tulnstra, Bixby, Esselmann, Gaffin RE — Maurer, Feikema, Graves QB — Van Galder, Lewis, Alley LH—Webster, G. King, D. Robinson, Simonds RH—Busch, Carwell. Holton FB—B. King, W. Robinson, Voy, Soucek fensed us well, I think we hurt ourselves.” There was one penalty which brought back a touchdown run by W’ilson early in the game. Nebraska did not get to Van Galder often. But Devaney thought this was due mostly to some fine protection the Iowa State line gave its quarterback and not necessarily due to inefficiencies of the NU defense. There was only one long pass completed on the Huskers. Because such things even up, Devaney was not so sure that the penalty Iowa State drew in a fourth - quarter drive made the difference in the game. With fourth and one at ^HIIIIIIIIIimilllllllllllllllll1lll!Hlltllllllllllllllllll(g 1 Photos | | by i | Boh Gorham | | Web Ray I | Harald Dreimanis | iilllllllillliillliilllilllillllllillilllllllliiliiniitlllliii the NU 39, Iowa State acted like it was going to go for it and called time out. Then they got fouled up in substituting and wpre penalized five yards. Iowa State then took another five-yard penalty to get their kicker into the game. The drive was ended but the booing lingered on as Iowa State fans were more than mildly upset about it. Kirkland Hurt Ames, Iowa — For the second straight trip here, Nebraska may have lost a valuable player for the season. • Two years ago, Fred Duda suffered a broken leg and was out the rest of the year. Saturday Ron Kirkland was badly injured. Preliminary diagnosis is that he may have torn ligaments. “We don’t know yet what it will be,” coach Bob Devaney said. “But I’d say at this time he would definitely miss the . Wisconsin game.” Stith Is Tops Ames, Iowa—-Tackle Carel Stith led Nebraska in tackles in the win over Iowa State with 10, six unassisted and four assists. Wayne Meylan was second with eight and Lynn Senkbeil, Rick Coleman and Langston Coleman were each in on seven stops. Linebackers Terry Voy and Dave Mayberry were Iowa State’s leaders with 13 each. Passing Mark Ames, Iowa — Nebraska split end Dennis ftichnaf- sky’s eight pass recaptions Saturday from qua^tfgfbhck Bob Churchich tied a school record. Freeman White also caught eight in on*-game, the opener of the 0B5 «season against Texas Christian. Record Craved Iowa—Saturday's 28.000Ç* who Ames, crowd of watched t h e NehffaSka Iowa State game h®5rwas 2.000 under what was expected. However, it still was an Iowa State crowd record. Part, but not all, of Iowa State’s increased seating is completed and was used Saturday. Shafroth L-Webitftr Barney But Nebraska’s Rick Coleman intercepts on Iowa State 45 (2). Coleman is caught (3), tries a lateral (4), ball goes astray (5) and there’s a scramble (6) ... Ames, Iowa — Tim Van Galder blamed his failure to look for the pass interception that gave Nebraska the chance it needed to score a fourth-quarter touchdown that beat Iowa State 12-6, Saturday. Linebacker Rick Coleman Intercepted the throw, fum­ bled and Carel Stith recovered. Van Galder explained that he had looked to his right and then thrown left. “I just didn’t see the guy and 1 threw before I looked,” said the Cyclone quarterback. “I pedaled back and threw and I should INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS NEBRASKA RUSHING No. Nei Avg. IOWA STATE RUSHING Tatman 16 74 4.6 Wilson12 102 8.8 Critchlow. 11 36 3.3 Winters5 24 4.8 Gregory1 5 5.0 Kirkland . ....... 3 0 0.0 Churchich..... 7 —14 —2.0 PASSING No lump Int Yd TD Churchich.27 16 2 203 0 RECEIVING No. Yds, , TD Richnaisky ....... 8 780 Kirkland ............. 1 44 O Wilson ............. 3 510 Winters 0 Morrison ............. 2 180 Penney............. 1 10 PUNTING 0 No. Avg. Armstrong .................. 4 42.0 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds. Tatman .................. 117 Gregory ................... 131 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Wachholtz .................... 424 INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds. Coleman ................... 10 Webster ___ Van Galder W. Robinson Binking ___ No. 22 » 1 2 Net Avg. 91 4.1 —9 —1.0 —4 —4.0 —1 —0.5 PASSING No Comp Int Yd TD Van Galder 23 11 1 114 0 RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Barney .................... 6 74 0 Maurer .................. 3 38 0 G. King ................ 1 5 0 Webster .................. 1 —3 0 PUNTING No. Avg. Alley ...........................11 32.0 KICK OFF RETURNS No. Yds. Holton ........................... 2 34 Busch .............................. 1 27 Barney .......................... 1 13 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Carwell .......................... 3 46 INTERCEPTIONS No. Yds. Lewis .............................. 1 0 Graves ...................... 1 16 have looked.” The Huskers went on from there for the touchdown, Harry Wilson streaking 36 yards for the score on a play that earned only moderate yardage earlier. Linebacker Dave Mayberry, who was a defensive leader in the Iowa State line with 13 tackles, said the play was a “good call” and totally une;q>ected. “We were keyed on the fullback (Paul Critchlow) and expected the option to him or a pass play,” said Mayberry. “It went right over me ... I was taken out of there. That was the play that beat us.” Mayberry said that the Cornhuskers executed the play less effectively the other times, gaining about four yards on three other attempts. That’s how the Huskers won it. There were those among the crowd of 28,000 w n o thought Iowa State lost it when the Cyclones were penalized twice (10 yards) for illegal procedure with a fourth down and a yard situation at the Nebraska 39 early in the fourth quarter. The Iowa State attack appeared to be rolling and the instructions were for the Cyclones to go for the first down. Rut it ended up with them punting. Harry Alley’s 17-yard kick was his worst of the day and gave Nebraska the ball on its own 27. Coach Clay Stapleton said of the two penalties: “We sent in two people and were going to run a play. Then some coach (he didn’t identify him) sent in another player. That’s what cost us the first penalty.” Then Stapleton said he sent in Alley to punt and was satisfied to take the second five-yard penalty to get his kicker into the game. “I wasn’t so sure we shouldn’t have kicked before,” said Stapleton.” If the boy kicks the ball well it wasn't too bad a call.” Stapleton said that the really bad part about it was that the kick was poor. Asked if he thought the Cyclones wrould have driven for a touchdown if it hadn’t been for the penalties, Van Galder answered: “I had a feeling we’d go a lot of times and we couldn’t do it. I underthrew too many times. I’m going to have to practice throwing more to Tom Busch because they’re double teaming our ends.” Van Galder said that he had called a quarterback wedge on the fourth-and-one situation and that the bench had called a play with tail­ back Les Webster carrying. Tim said he called time after calling the play because he wanted to avert “another Wisconsin”. The reference was to Iowa State’s being penalized for delay of game and being shoved back from their original spot six inches from the goal. Husker Carel Stith nabs loose ball on Cyclone 46 (7,8). Nebraska’s Dennis Richnafsky makes one of his eight pass grabs against the Cyclones. . A Graves Situation: Interception Gives Iowa State Six Points Quarterback Takes Blame on Key Play Van Galder: Fatal Interception My Fault Iowa State scored in the second quarter when Husker Bob Churchichs’pass (1) was intercepted by Don Graves (2), who sprinted to the end zone.

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