The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 5, 1967 · Page 25
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 25

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 5, 1967
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Black Shirts Scuttle Cyclones’ Swirl By HAL BBHVVN N e b r a s k a’s defensive Black Shirts, so efficient in the first half they made it a dull ball game for offensive football enthusiasts, scored their second straight shutout in giving the Buskers a 12-0 victory over Iowa State Saturday at Memorial Stadium. Having put themselves In position as the best defensive unit in the nation the past week, the Nl’ defenders made a strong bid to stay there and at the same time kept the Buskers in the running for at least a share of the Big Bight c hampionship that has rested in Nebraska the past four years. The Busker Black Shirts didn’t give up a first down until the final play of the third quarter when Cyclone quarterback John Warder hit Ben King with a 13-yard pass play on a third and 11 that put the ball at the NU 43. The play also was the first time Iowa State had moved into Nebraska territory on its own after gaining possession on NU acreage three times nr»'viously, twice on fumbles by Ben Gregory and once on a Larry Frost fumble. The NU defense held the Cyclones to a minus-five yards rushing and gave up only 83 passing for a total gain of 78 yards, all three figures better I ban the season averages that have the Buskers first in total defense at 155.3, fourth in rushing defense at 63.2 and eighth in passing defense at 92.2. The performance was the best total defense day ol the year, bettering last week’s effort when Texas Christian was held to 115 yards and was the best rushing defensive effort, topping t h e performance against Minnesota when the Gophers were held to three yards. The Busker offense, although unable to generate a sustained scoring drive, did roll over the Cyclones .«tatlstlrs iNF ISU First downs IS a Kushlns yardage 216 .5 Passing yardage lit 8.1 Passes 4-17-1 9-27-1 Return yardage .59 67 Punts 10-29.6 12-31 Fumble* lost 4 1 Yards penalized 78 25 It'tllllllliniiMIIIIIIKIlMlllltltlllilllHllllll.lltltlilllltl for 216 rushing yards and 111 through the air to keep Iowa State in bad field position most of the afternoon. But it was the defense that deserved most of the plaudits on the cold «33 degrees at game time) afternoon before a crowd of 65,078, the smallest of the season at Memorial Stadium. It was the Black Shirts that provided the bail for the only touchdown of the afternoon with Adrian Fiala Intercepting a Warder pas.s at the Iowa State 42 midway In the seco nd half and returning it one yard to the 41. After .Joe Orduna, who gained 76 yards in 14 carries, picked up one yard and a Frank Patrick pass was incomplete, Patrick hit Dennis Morrison with a 28-yard strike that put the bail at the 12. Dick Davis, the Buskers leading ball carrier with 87 yards on 19 carries, picked up two. but Nebraska was penalized for illegal procedure, making it lirst and 1,5 at the 17. Orduna got back four of the yards and Patrick pick e d oi> another four. When Patrick's pass was dropped by Gregory m the end zone, it looked like another flusker scoring drive had been blunted. But those ready to count the Buskers out weren't counting on Patrick, who. finding his receiver., covered as they were much of the afternoon, rambled for eight yanis carctully avoiding stepping out of bounds until he ha(i reui hod the one for a lirsl down t:y a yard. Still it took three plays fo get the final yard with Patrick finally hulling over behind the blocking of Roger Kiidrna, Paul Topllff and Mel Bricharek. It was the only touchdown of the day and when Bill Bomberger added the extra point, tho Buskers had a 10-0 lead with 4 26 left in the third quarter. On the first play after the ki'-’knff. the Black Shirts apfieared to have provided the Busker oflense w i t h another scoring op[)ortunity when Ken Gedde.x recovered a fumbled [litchout at the Iowa Stale 27. But thi-. drive was sfojiped at the one w i t li Gregory tailing to make the • I'licy Bit I s’ Mistakes Costly, Devaney Fusses By DON FORSYTHE Gornhuskcr coach Bob Devaney greeted writers apologetically in his post game session Saturday. “I'm sorry to have kept you waiting, hut it seems like we have more than usual to fuss about today,” he explained. “There’s no coach in the world who can keep a kid from fumbling or throwing an interception,” he stated, “but this has been the thing that’s murdering our offense when we’re moving.” “When you’re in .scoring territory you just can't make a mistake like the illegal motion which cost us a touchdown today,” he added. I*lav Over .^lintake.H Devaney subscribes to the theory that a good team must play above its mistakes to win. Was the 12-0 win over Iowa State .such an occasion? “It certainly was.” he said. “It seemed like just about everything went wrong for our offense today. “We're real proud of our defense. We think they did an out.standing job. Obviously, they deserve most of the credit for the win. Ours’ is a good defense and the boys liave a lot of pride in it. but they’ll be put to the three more times,” he said of the nation s top-rated team in total defense, (Arloiieis Devaney also had praise for the Iowa State defenders. “On occasion we moved the ball well, but then they’d .stop u.s and put u.s in a hole. We weren’t able to come up with the big third down play very often,” he said. “They did hit us.” he pointed out. “To crack a game open >ou either have to be much superior, which we weren’t today, or hit on long touchdowns. You just can’t grind out yardage against good defensive teams. “We thought we could heat them decf). but we just didn’t hit the receivers,” he observed. “We’ll just have to do a better job.” He noted that the plan was to throw long and at four dropped pas.scs contributed to Frank Patrick’s least successful passing day. but observed that the 6-7 rookie continued to gain poise with each outing. (4111*1 Fijjiirf* It The free kick which Iowa State made and recovered after the .Nebraska safety in the third quarter perplexed the Nebraska coach. “I just can’t figure it. He was kicking with the wind and kicked it about 45 yards up In the air,” he said. “It wasn’t that we didn’t know what to do because Carl Selmer had talked to the kids about it just last night. But you have linemen there where the ball came down and linemen are not well-schooled in catching punts. You just about have to* field a kick like that in the air,” he explained. “You’d like to have a back catch it, but as you saw today, we have few who can catch it,” he added. Iowa Stale’s Doug Robinson f40)puts the brakes on (’ornhusker halfback Ben (iregory (’22) but not before Gregory has picked up five yards against the Cyclones in the first quarter. Tennessee Tram pies Statistics Huskers ^Beat ’Em Man To Man Up Front’ Kiist down.« Ru-xhiiiK >aid,i"i> i'ris.sinc yardaEP ReHirn yaitld>;e i’a.ssos Plants Funilile.« lo<d Yards penalized Tenn. Tampa 2ß 13 212 1 « 31'* l.W IfW 100 22;tO-2 1.V42-4 5 41 9-35 4 2 60 20 Tampa, Fla. (VP) — Quar-! terbacks Dewey Warren and j Bubba Wyche, handed the j ball four times by an alert i defense, alternated Saturday in leading third-ranked Tennessee to an easy 38-0 vie- j tory over lowly Tampa. Warren passed for two i Uiuchdowns and Wyche for one as the Volunteers wore Tampa down in the final half of the dedication game for Tampa’s new 46,000-seat stadium. 'I'ennpssee 10 7 14 7 38 Tampa 0 0 0 (T- 0 Tenn—FCI Kremser 42 'I'cnn—-Callavvay 7 run (Krem.ser kiek) Tenn—Deloiiu 4 pass from Wiyehe (Kremser kiek» Tenn—Chadwick 65 run (Kremiier kiek) Tenn-dooeh 11 pass irom Warren (Krem.ser kick) I’enn—Gooch 27 pass from Warren (Kremser kick* Attendance 26.500. Confidence, pride, desire, strength, experience . . . these were the words members of the Nebraska defensive ‘Black Shirts’ used to describe their shutout against Iowa State Saturday. “We just beat ’em man for man up front,” pointed out linebacker Barry Alvarez. Middle guard Wayne Meylan noted that confidence was essential. “If you don’t have confidence you’re not going to stop anything,” he pointed out. “We’re taking the game to the opponents now,” said captain Marv Mueller, ‘Before we didn’t know how good we were. Now we trust each other and trust ourselves more. We’re belter as a unit,” he added. “That’s our goal,” said Alvarez after hearing that the Cyclones had been held to a minus five yards in rushing. It was the second straight lllllllllllll!lllllllllllilllllllllll!|||||||ltllllllltllllllllilli How’ They Stored NU ISU How Stored Time left 11:16 First Quarter 1 0Bomberger, 23 Field Goal Third Quarter 9 0 Patrick, 1 run 10 0 Bomberger, placement 12 0 King tackled by 4:26 .-Vvolio for safety 1:61 Nebraska ..........1 0 » tl—12 Iowa Stale .........0 0 0 0—0 shutout and the third of the season for the Cornhuskers. Will there be more? “I think we can do it again. It’s just a matter of keeping down the big play or broken play. I don’t think anybody can drive steadily on us,” says Alvarez. Defensive fullback .Adrian Fiala. who intercepted a John Warder pass to set up a 41-yard touchdown drive in the third quarter, observed that “a good pass rush helps out.” Mueller hesitated to call It a defensive victory. “The offense had to score for us to win,” he pointed out, “but overall I think our defensive line did a real good job.” Quarterback Frank Patrick observed that tlie offense did a good job at times, but was just not consistent enough to push the ball over. Be noted that his fourth down scamper around right end for a first down at the Undefeated in Bi«f 8 S ports slate All events free unless followed by •; all times a.m. unless boldfaced for p.m. Sunday Local Midget Football—State Cliam- pions, Pius X Field. 60th and A. Class B 1. Class A 2:10.* Hunting—Sunrise 7:03; Sunset 5:18. Stale lee Hockey — Houston at Onialia. *< A Sooners Riddle Buffs, 23-0 Statistics First down.« Ilushini! yardage Pa.ssing yardage Return yardage ___ Punts ................. Fumbles Yards penalized . COL» 14 .. 12» 52 80 . 5-13-3 . 6-32 1 96 ÜKLA 18 18 « 76 74 6-120 4-39 1 41 By CHUCK WOODLING Norman, Okla. — Colorado’s hopes of winning the Big Eight title just about went down the drain here Saturday afternoon. Oklahoma pulled the plug, 23-0, before a happy and somewhat surprised 62,000 Homecoming fans at Owen Field. “1 was surpris«|d we beat them bv that much,” said OU fullback Mike Harper, echoing the sentiments of just about everyone on hand. The win put Oklahoma’s league record at 3-0. Colorado is 3-2 in the conference and, although mathematically still able to t i e the pre-s e a s o n favorites have a long row to hoe if they can’t generate a more explosive offense than they showed Saturday. The Buffs host Kansas (4-0) while Oklahoma goes to Iowa State this we^vk. In *\v U two weeks the two remaining unbeaten teams meet here. Oklahoma coach C h u c k Fairbanks admitted t h e Sooners were keying t h e Colorado running game, which featured the option play by quarterback Bob Aniilerson and the running of backs William Harris and Wilmer Cooks, wiio was back in the lineup for the first time in three weeks. “I thought it was imperative that vve do a good job on their running game,” said Fairbanks. "It was ex- Iremely important that we contain their quarterback . . . and we did.” In other words, Colorado had just about as much luck moving the ball as they did in beating Nebraska, ‘21-16, two weeks ago. The trouble was their defense didn’t rescue them Saturday. In fact, the pass interception plays used strategically against NU. failed t h e Buffalos Saturday, The Soon­ ers turned the tables, turning two interceptions and a f^ymble into touchdowns. Oklahoma played practically errorless ball, losing no interceptions and tumbling away the ball only once. Quarterback Bob Warmack, the spindly-legged junior, worked the option play perfectly and added more fodder to the hay that he’s the most underrated quarterback in the R i g Eight. Senior Ron Shotis bulled for 73 yards in 19 carries and was so impressive getting extra yardage that the fans cheered him Continued .on I’age 3C, Col. 6 i7 Iowa State oik ’. was sup- ; posed to be a pass. i ‘■Roth primary receivers were covered and 1 saw a hole and Just ducked in. 1 had good blocking down- lield.” he pointed out. Center Roger Kudrna described the Cyclones as “a typical Iowa State tea in. They always come at you,” he said. “They get low and reall> come w h e n you get close to the goal,” he added. He termed Iowa State's higiily regarded m i d d ! e guard, Willie Muldrew, as one of the toughest he’s met. “He’s a lot faster than I thought he’d be.” Kudrna said. Dana Stephenson said that his shoulder injury which kept him from playing defense wasn’t to blame for a sub-par kicking day. “I think it’s all psychological. I just never have kicked vveli into the wind,” he said. Dennis Morrison, w h o made a ‘28-yard gain on a pass play on the Nebraska touehdovvn drive, credited the Cyclones with a “pretty good man to man defense.” “The cold weather makes your fingers numb, but shouldn’t be an excuse for dropping passes,” he s a i d. ”Wc practiced outside Friday and didn’t liave trouble like we did today.” D^ii Forsythe needed three yards into the end zone on a fourth down play. With Iowa Slate on Its own one. Warder sent King running wide on an end run from thr end '/one. hut NU defensive end Frank Avollo wrapped himself around the ( yclone runner for a safety with 1:03 remaining in the third stanza. It was on the next s(‘rics of play-;^ that the .Nebraska Black Shirt.' gave up tho iirst first down to the Uv- clones With Iowa State getting a tree kirk from it.s own 20, the Buskers had a lapse and allowed Denni.s Iv.selman to fall on the loose ball. Three plays later the Cyclones had their first fir t down at the Iliixker 4.1, but that was as far a. they got on that drive with Waiai- er throwing three incomplete pas.xc.-; and Bob Brouillette punting the ball to the Buskers a.s he did on 13 occasions. Iowa Stale gained five more first down.x in the final half with all of them coming, via the passing route. Nebraska’s first score came the first time the Buskers had the ball when a Brouillctte punt from his own end zone rolled dead only 21 yards from the Cyclone goal line. Orduna spun his way to the 12 and Davis picked up a first down at the eight. After Patrick gained o n e, the Iowa State defense, tough all afternoon w h c n deep in its own territory, stiffened and stopped Gregory and Patrick for no gain on successive plays. Bomberger (hen kicked a ‘23-yard field goal for a 3-0 lead with only 3:‘24 gone in the game. I he Buskers had another touchdown called back bv a penalty just after taking the lO-O lead. .After Gcddes’ fumble recovery of the pilchout at the Iowa State 27, a Patrick fo Topliff pas.s put the ball at th(‘ Cyclone eight and Patrick then raced into the end zone, but NU was fien- alized for illegal procc'dure. This was the series that ended with Gregory being stopped at the one, setting up the safety by Avolio. The win boosted the NU season record to 5-2 and evened the conference mark at 2-2 with Oklahoma State invading Memorial Stadium next week for a Homecoming encounter to he followed by a test at Missouri on Nov. 18 and the Thanksgiving Day finale against Oklahoma. The win also moved the Buskers into the first division ot the Big Eight standings for the first time this season, tying them vv i I h Missouri for fourth place, both with '2-‘2 marks. All teams in the B i g Eight with the exception of Kansas (4-0) and Oklahoma (3-0) have suffcmt at least two deleat.s. setting u)) an opportunity for Nebraska to tie for the title by winning its final three games anil having the .Sooners also' to luwa State. Kansas or Orklahonia Stale and Kansas losing twico with Colorado. Oklahoma and Aliss o u r i remaining on its sohetlule. wsv nil () redini Statisfîes Firsl íloun. Uu^hiiiu I’asMi'K \;uüac** HrlUf n > aulas® l’ Punts Funihk's l««t Vaitl.i, iH'nah/ed Orrgnti H asii.« G 211 12 !) 8-22-*! 1-37 I 2 .) I’ 213 82 11 4 «-() 7-37 2 20 Pullman, Wash. *.F—Oregon, making a spirited goal line stand, staved off a Washington State drive with 34 seconds to play to claim a 17-13 Pacific-B Conference football victory Saturday. Tlie Cougars, with their first victory of the season in sight, drove as tar as Oregon’s one, bui were pushed back steadily and fullback Del Carmichael fumbled on t h e nine. 7 3 0 7 Î7 7 0 0 fi I! run t Vndci 'si'n Ori'siin Suilc \\nsh Slide WSl I'ariDK'hiiel kick ) Ore Stuiih 15 i»,)'« irnnt ()ÌMm :«ch«ill kick I Ore FC. St tioll 33 Ore O'-fin ■> run Scholl kick) WSC I,Mill 1 iiiii (run !ai!ed> AUendiince 18.2(i0, Sunday Notre Dame Football—10 10 a.m. (3'. Bob Devaney Show—12 noon, 17-10-11). .VFL Highlights 12,:UI p.m. (3 .VFL Football .lets v. Chiefs, 1 p.m. ;3'. .NFL. Football Bears v. Lions, 12:30 p.m. Uì-10-lD; Giant.s v. Vikings, 3.30 p.m. IH-IO-IIL Bowing—2 p.m. (7». j.

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