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2D LINCOLN SINDAY JOlRNAL AND STAR October 14, 1962 Pitter-Patter of ScarpatVs Feet Sad Sound for Umkers Htulea DRESSING ROOM VVolfpack Halfback Joe Scarpati hustled Husker kick-off all the way for 3rd-quarter touchdown. Becker Covers Buskers Big 8 Business (Against K-State) Next for NL Continued from II). illegal use of hands penalty. Nebraska fought on in again and got to the one-yard line after Stuewe went over from the 6 but the official.s said his knee hit at the one On 4th down co-eaptain Bill (ThunderI Thornton a ni off the bench, bad ankle and all. but his fake with idge carrying fool the Pack which held for downs.
The 3rd quarter ended and the clock began closing in on the Huskers. There was 12:43 left when NU got the ball on its own 20 son hurtling at the Wolfpack i line. penalty stalled the drive but the Huskers came up with a screen pass to half- illie floss and he fought and battled his a 30 yards to the Pack 7-yard line. It took 3 plays from there and Stuewe cut inside left end for the score from a yard out, pass for Huge was knocked down on the extra point play as Devaney gambled for the win instead of trying for a tying placement It was 14-13 for North Carolina State with just left. State fought hard lor this victory and held the- ball until forced a punt with Claridge disdained panic and sent lullback (1 Young, halfback Dave Theisen and halfback Kudy John- EiiiiiiiiiiiiitiMiiuiiiiiiiiMiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiminHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiuiiHiiiiiiiiitmiiiiiiiiiir.iiiiuiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii'^ Slippery Wolf 2.45 remaining.
Nebraska got the ball on fair catch at the Husker line with the Carolina goal 68- yards away. McCloughan got two yards and then State committed a costly pass interference at the State 42, Claridge took to the air then, hitting end Larry Donovan for 9 yards, Ross with a screen pass for 9 and Huge for 6. That put the ball at the State 13. Claridge threw one pass out of bounds to stop the clock as Nebraska had used all of its time outs. Then the Huskers, knowing State was waiting for a pass, sent Stuewe roaring around left end with a wave of blockers.
Stuewe, who play the second half at Michigan nor last week against Iowa State, be denied and he dove into the end zone with just 1:08 left. The extra point run failed and NU had to fight off a determined VVolfpack with its 19-14 lead Rossi hit halfback Les Young on a 41-yard gainer with McCloughan and end Dick Callahan running Young down from behind. But the defense stiffened there at the NU 24 and the game ended with the visitors back on the 35. Claridge, the target of the State defenders, still managed a great day with 200 yards total offense. Dennis ran for just 16 yards but passed for 184 yards.
He scored the first touchdown. His 200-yard total was his second best of the season and the finest passing of his career with 14 of 23. It equaled the school mark for most completions in a game, set by John Bordogna against Iowa State in 1951. Jim Huge caught 5 passes, one with a pass inteVference penalty, to tie the school reception record held by several players. Nebraska, a poor second in the first half, held State to just 4 first downs in the second half while running up 12 first downs, and amassing 182 yards.
The Cornhuskers have scored 133 points in 4 games. They got just 119 last season in 10 games and you have to back to the 1954 Orange 3owl team to find a higher point total for 10 games. North Carolina State looked like it would do no wrong and get its first yardage penalty until there were just 4:23 left in the game. The Pack was penalized just 10 yai-ds but had two crippling pass interferences called against it. Devaney had a I couple of sideline visits with officials.
I first recorded in ithe game was a miraculous one-handed pass interception by Scarpati in the first quarter. It was the first Nebraska aerial intercepted by the op: position in 4 games and 72 I throws. NU has completed a 42 of 72 throws for .631 average. Last year the Huskers completed only 54 passes in 10 games. But the high-flying comeback corps at Nebraska has long forgotten the past.
looking to the future. Huskers Saved Win Streak From Drain Cornhuskers just want to see a winning streak go down the drain Saturday, said Deaais Claridge in explaining the Huskers second half comeback. have just worked too hard to have it all go down the the Husker quarterback noted. we realized at halftime that if we change, we were in trouble The Husker players were quick to credit the coaching staff with a large share of the come-from-behind win. (Bob) Devaney told us at halftime that the only way to win football games like this is on guts," captain bwain Carlson said.
we went out the second half feeling a little different about the Carlson said he thought the Husker depth helped in the hot weather. were alternating regularly and they were substituting rather he said. The Husker co-captain was impressed by the size and speed of the Wolfpack line. are the toughest line we have faced and I was a little surprised at their quickness and Tackle AI Fischer echoed thoughts abmit the coaching influence. think both teams were about equal, but the coaches made the he said.
Claridge praised the linemen for their pass protection. Carolina defenders were covering our receivers real good and it was tough on our linemeii, because you just hold off Dennis Stuewe, who scored the winning touchdown, said he didn't know or not he had crossed the goal line earlier when officials ruled that his knee touched on the one-vard line I knew I was over on that last he said, smiling. Stuewe, who has been slowed by a leg injury, said, even think about it when 1 got into the Bill (Thunder) Thornton, who got into the game for only one play, said he could have carried the ball on the plav near the Wolfpack goal line despite a sprained ankle. not as good as someone he was quick: to point out. have plenty of good backs and I was there just as a decoy.
Besides, I too slow- to be messing around with these Huifen Stamtlcv Claridge Ross Young Paschall Martin Powers RCSHING Att. Gain Loss Net Slate ,11 10 4 9 1 2 I Stuewe 6 Theisen I McCloughan .2 23 39 10 3H 4 13 0 28 6 5 16 .36 10, 361 4 13 0 28 6 5 Rossi Koszarsky Scarpati Falzarand Barnes Clark Guin RUSHING Att. Gain Loss Net .15 4 4 ...4 3 7 2 71 9 9 21 2 38 2 12 11 38 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 4 Leaping Lena NCS Quarterback Jim Rossi squirms PASSING Att. Into. Yds.
Claridge 23 14 1 184 Powers 2 1 0 18 PASS RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Callahan 1 13 0 Tomlinson 2 23 0 Johnson 3 30 0 Huge 5 75 0 Stuewe 1 7 0 Ross 2 45 0 Donovan 190 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds, Ross 1 22 Tomlinson 1 18 PUNTING No. Avg.
Claridge .....................................6 35 PUNT RETUTINS No. Yds. Stuewe 1 0 McCloughan 1 0 Nebraska Left F.nd—Larry Tomlin.son. Larry Donovan. Left Monte Kiffin.
Larry Kramer. Left Kirliy. Dwain CarLon. Michka. Jim Bai- fico.
Don Lyle Sittler Right Guard Bob Brown, Don McDermott. Jed Right Voss, Al Fischer. Right Huge, Dick Callahan, Bill Comstock. Quarterback Dennis Claridge, Doug Tucker. John Faiman.
Left Ross, Warren Pow'crs, Dave Theisen. Right Johnson. Kent McCloughan, Willie Paschall, Dennis Stuewe, Fullback-Gene Young, Noel Martin, Bill Thornton. Moore 3 Kriger 2 Passing Ait. Intc.
Yds. Ros.si .............7 4 0 48 Barnes 1 0 00 PASvS RECEIVING No. Yds. TD Guin 1 7 0 Young 1 41 0 Clark 1 0 0 Montgomery 1 00 KICKOFF RETURNS No. Yds.
Clark 1 25 Scarpati 191 Koszarsky 1 23 Montgomery VAS .................1 INTERC. No. Yds. Scarpati 10 PINTING No. Avg.
Moore 2 22 5 24 PUNT RETURNS No. Yds. Scarpati 1 28 Guin 2 25 North Carolina State I.eft Bob Faircloth, Ray Barlow. James Left Tackle- Bert Wilder. Irc Bernhardt, Glenn Sasser.
Led Guard Harry Puckett, Snow, Bennett Williams. Ko') Ro'er. Lou I gehs, Oscar Overcash. Walt Kudryan. Right MalUiews, Bill Sullivan Right lackle Chuck W'achtel, Steve Parker, Lloyd Cooke.
Right End Don Montgomery, John Golden. Ron Krall. Rossi, Mcr- rick Barnes, Bill Kriger. Koszarskv, Mika i Clark. Right Scarpati, Jimmy Guin.
Les Young. Fullback Pete Falzarano, Roger Moore, Dave Houtz. Husker Dennis Claridge jumps high to fire a pass. Husker Al Fischer tiring game. free of Husker grasp for 1st score.
State Coach Frustrated by Devaney Jinx PIV. Medliirc BiuU.s HroiiiuMi New York, Wilbert (Skeeter McClure of 4he Army beat Gomeo Brennen of Bimini Island night with steaming left jah' and left hooks for hi straight victory as a es- sional in their viseu fight It wa." a unanimous 10-round decision. McClure, a former Olympic champion of Fort Devens. and Toledo, Ohio, was impressive again in his ond appearance at Madison Square Garden. His nor endurance enabled him to beat the more CXI Bi ennen again and a in the last minute round and Gijineo the 10th, It an excellent ser-saw iKdween slender Skeeter, who will be overseas next Wednesday, and shorter and more muscular Gomeo.
By GENK Bl DIG North Carolina State Coach Earle Edwards slammed the dressing room door. He was mad. i 3 for 3 against Devaney aick and ired of losing to that he Twice be- ore. his team bowed to De- aney-guided rews at the University of Wyoming, last year in a spine-tingler 15-14 similar to game. Peering straight ahead, the ired coach continued, had everything today but the things that really matter the points The story is nut there in bright Outside, the Memorial Stadium scoreboard Nebraska 19.
Caro- ina State 14 Shunning praise, Edwards emphasized that, Lm only interested in the final score, not the statistics. knew we could give Nebraska this good of a game. In fact. I thought we could do much better. not pleased with our The Wolfpack head man did say his line every bit as good as Both lines were hitting hard from start to The Husker use of screen pass impressed the visiting coach most.
carried it off well and I refuse to take anything away from He said the Nebraskans performed about as DRESSING ROOM we thought they Cracking his first grin. Edwards declared. like to play Nebraska again sometime. Maybe when we get our new stadium we can arrange something. like to play No future meeting of the teams has been arranged.
The Wolf quarterback. Jim Rossi, was surprised by his opposing signal-caller, Dennis Claridge. is much slower than he looked in the film.N.” he said. I will say much bigger and tougher than he looked in the Rossi insisted that the Wolfpack could have de- fensed the Husker star a more concentrated Along with halfback Joe Scarpati, whose 91-yard kickoff return electrified the crowd, Rossi said Nebraska as as good a team as met this year. Scarpati lauded the Husker line as being extremely big and About his great run.
he commented. I just ran through the holes. The blockers did all the work. I just.
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