The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 16, 1966 · Page 30
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40 Oct. 1ft, 1966 Lincoln Sunday Journal antT Alar Punters’ Union Says Wayne Meylan Is Unfair Nebraska middle guard Wayne Meylan blocks a punt and scores . . . Here Meylan storms in on K-State punter Bob Coble (1), blocks the kick (2) and leads a chase before falling (3). Langston Coleman has the ball but it gets away (4) Now Meylan is on his feet in pursuit again (5) and outraces teammates and foe to the bouncing ball (6,7) to score his second touchdown in as many weeks (8). Complete Larry Wachholtz’s fourth-quarter interception gives Nebraska the ball for last scoring drive. K-State Coach Cites Three Keys Doug: Husker Keepaway Stymied Us By DON FORSYTHE Poise, technique and experience. Kansas State coach Doug Weaver pointed to those three vital ingredients as being the difference as the Wildcats missed on a bid for a stunning upset of sixth- ranked Nebraska Saturday. “We came up here with the belief we could win, but we didn’t do it. I’m sure the players feel as badly about it as I do,” he said. “But Nebraska is a powerful team and kept the ball away from us at the end,” he said, referring to the Nebraska touchdown drive after Kansas State had narrowed the Husker lead to 14-10 with 9:31 to play. “They had the poise, technique and experience to keep the ball away from us that last time. 1 have a great deal of respect for this Nebraska team,” he said. Trailing 14-0 at halftime, the Wildcats had come back to take the play away from erratic Nebraska in the second half. A field goal by Tom Barnes and a touch­ down pass from Bill Nossek to Ossie Cain threw a genuine fear of upset into the record Nebraska homecoming crowd. “We just bad a little more success doing what we had hoped to do all day,“ Weaver said of the surge. The big spark was provided by sophomore flanker Dave Jones, who grabbed six passes for 188 yards. “It was more a matter of great catches than anything else,” Weaver said of Jones’ grabs, most of which By CURT MOSHER Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney found himself in a quandary Saturday. His team had just scored a victory to retain its unbeaten status, but he found some things about his team most distasteful. He felt that he had played a team which deserved a ton of credit for coming off four straight defeats to put up a terrific showing. But he was bugged by what he termed inexcusable and foolish mistakes. “I don’t know,” the coach said softly after a 21-10 victory over Kansas State Saturday. “I guess we should be happy we won it. But I guess we feel a little like Colorado did . , . that we shouldn’t have had as much trouble as we did. “When this happens we tend to downgrade ourselves.” Devaney shrugged off any thought of drumming up excuses for the snug game, such as the possibility of the Cornhuskers looking ahead to Colorado next week. “No,” he said emphatically. “We just damned near got beat by Kansas State. That’s always nice to say (looking ahead), but K-State was a pretty good team today. “I wish we had that (Dave) Jones. He’s a good one,” Bob threw in, referring to the talented Wild- INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS Dick Davis (45), Husker sophomore, cuts sharply past a grasping Wildcat on fourth-quarter ramble. came in the midst of several Nebraska defenders. Nossek, on the throwing end of passes good for 217 yards, also came in for high praise from Weaver. There had been a question as to whether or not the Euclid, Ohio, sophomore would be ready to go the route for the Wildcats Saturday after missing the two previous games because of injury. “He’s got G-U-T-S . . . that overcame his lack of conditioning,” said Weaver. “Our defense as a team gave us some great opportunities with the football,” but even saying that I have to go back to what Nebraska did in that last drive,” he said. The K-State coach emphasized tfcat he gave no thought to going for two points when the Wildcats had scored to make it 14-9. He wanted no oart of a tie which a two-point play and field goal could have provided. “Not the way the game was going,” he pointed out. “Any time we have a chance to beat the University of Nebraska we’re not going to settle for a tie.” Photos £ 2 by * S I I Bub Gorham Web Hay Jim Palmer liMtiilHIIHtlUtUIUItttlUIIIMtiil NEBRASKA RUSHING Player Alt. Gain Loss Net Churchich 6 18 15 3 Wilson .... 14 54 3 51 Tatman ... 15 74 0 74 Gregory ... 12 42 0 42 Davis ....... 6 61 0 «1 Weber .... 3 18 12 6 PASSING Player Att. Compl. Ink*. Yds. Churchich 9 2 1 34 Weber ., 3 0 0 0 PASS RECEIVING Player # No. Yds. TD Morrison ......... 1 16 0 Gregory .................. 1 18 0 PUNTING Player No. Avg. Armstrong ...................... 3 42 PUNT RETURNS Player No. Yds. Wachholtz .................. 3 63 Meylan 1 31 KICKOFF RETURNS Player No. Yds. Gregory ........................... 1 17 Wilson ........................... 3 76 PASS INTERC. .Player No. Yds. Thorell .......................... 1 2 Wachholtz ...................... 1 13 KANSAS STATE RUSHING Player Att. Gain Loss Net Cain ........... 7 12 0 12 Davis ........ 16 46 4 42 Nossek ... 14 28 8 20 Duncan 6 14 9 5 Rhodes .... 0 0 0 0 PASSING Plaver Att. Compl. Into. Yds. Nossek .16 9 2 217 PASS RECEIVING Player No. Yds. TO Jones .......................6 188 0 Duncan .................. 1 16 0 Cain ........................ 1 8 1 Davis ...................... 1 5 0 PUNTING Player No. Avg. Coble 6 42 PUNT RETURNS Player No. Yds. Jones ............................. I 13 KICKOFF RETURNS Player No. Yds. Greve ............................... 1 6 Anderson ........................ 1 14 Duncan ........................... 1 11 PASS INTERC. Player No. Yds. Shaw ................... 1 4 cat receiver who put on an outstanding exhibition of how to catch a football. It was this, the passing success of Kansas State, and the passing failure of his own Cornhuskers which had the coach most perplexed. “Their receivers got behind our defense,” Bob said. “There’s no excuse for that. Once in awhile they’ll get behind you. but there is no excuse for it to happen that often. We had two guys standing along side him a couple of times.” Devaney said the blame couldn’t be put on lack of rush, either. It was just poor pass defending.” In fact he felt the defense overall did reasonably well, particularly in stopping Cornelius Davis and the rest of the ground attack. Davis came into the game as the Big Eight’s leading ground gainer. Containment of the passer was the dark point of the defensive line, particularly, the end play. The ground game for Nebraska, other than the fum­ bles, was also in the “okay” category. “I think our ground game was about as good as it’s going to be,” he said. “Dick Davis did a fine job,” the coach said. “He looked quick.” And he noted that Pete Tatman was beginning to run quicker and tougher, but he said: “But I can’t excuse him for coughing the ball up like he did.” But worst of all in the Devaney log of things which left him shaking his head was the passing. “When we can only complete two passes in a day we’re going to have a tough time beating the little sisters of the poor. We had guys open down field and both (Bob Churchich and Wayne Weber) missed them by 15 miles.” The coach, noting he still intended to place the game in the victory column despite the not so pleasant rehash, did not lose his sense of humor. “Five,” he said, “is a pretty good year.” NU-KSU Lineups NEBRASKA OFFENSE Backs: Weber, rhurchieh. Gregory, Wilson, Davis, Tatman. Ends: Morrison, Penney, Kimmel. Line: Petersen. Osberg, Armstrong, Allers, M. Brichaeek, Pickens, Ahlschwede Taueher, G, Brichaeek. DEFENSE Backs: Carstens, Thorell, Poggemeyer, Best, Mueller, Alvarez, Wachholtz, K u e h I , Janik, R, Coleman. Ends: Patton, L. Coleman, Weinman. Line: Meagner, Stith, Czap, Meylan. McCord, Lints. KANSAS STATE Backs: Nossek, Duncan, White, Coble, Bruhln, Rapp, Howard, Davis, Austin, Cain, Lankas, Vrooman. Boroti, Barnes, Shaw, Jones, H ubs . Ends: Salat, Greve, Balducct, Anderson, Kennedy, Mam, Strozier, Rhodes. Line: Stull, Sehimpf, Overton, Goyne, Alexander, Wilkinson, Kraft, Hokanson, McClure, Allen, Langford, Moore, Eckhardt, Walczak. Kruse. Kansas State’s Bill Jones (81) snags a pass although Huskers Dennis Thorell (25) and Larry Wachholtz seem to have him covered. ‘Inexcusable Mistakes’ Worry Cornhusker Coach After Win A I hé: * f f I IV

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