The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 14, 1962 · Page 2
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 2

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 14, 1962
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Soph^s Sparkler Daszled Crowd, Didn^t Count Nebraska sophomore Kent McCloughan darted and cut back on 30-yard run . , . But penalty nullified scoring effort and fine block by Dennis Claridge went for naught. Come-From-Behind Victory Proves Cornliuskcrs Will be Toii^b to Beat . . .... I . ..1 ... .......... 12 111 <1 <M/i‘ th(' officials By HAL BROWN Nebraska proved Saturday that it is going to be tough to beat, coach Bob Devaney opined as he removed aperspiration stained white shirt in the Huskers’ locker room. “When you can come back twice like we did, then you’re going to be hard to beat,” he said. “The fact that we came back showed that the boys have plenty of courage. I was real pleased with their effort.” When North Carolina scored in the opening moments of the game, it was the first time this season that Nebraska had trailed, “They just kicked the hell out of us the first half.” the Husker coach explained when asked to compare the two halves. “It looked like Sm..J they came ready to play that first half and we didn’t come quite as ready.” Devaney said he didn’t think over-confidence was a factor. “I don’t think we underestimated them. But we may have overestimated ourselves,” he said. “I think maybe the fellows started believing all the nice things that have been written about us.” The Husker coach e x - plained that some changes Joy Jumj: NU’s Bob Hohn, J09 McNulty exult. were made at halftime. “We tried to figure out what w-as wrong and then tried to correct it,” he said. Whew! Here’s the sequence of plays in the last 2:45 of the Nebraska-N o r t h Carolina State game: Nebraska McCloughan, 2-yard run, 2:29 left, Claridge pass to Huge, pass interference called at North Carolina State 42. 2:24 left. McCloughan, 3-yard run, 2 20 left. Nebraska time out. Claridge, run, one-yard loss, NU time out. Claridge pass to Donovon, 9 yards to NCS 31, NU time out, i 58 left. Claridge pass incomplete. 1:53 left. Claridge screen pass to Ross. 9 yards. Nebraska took last of 5 legal timeouts. 1:39 left. Stuewe 3 vards, out of bounds. 1:34 left. Claridge pass to Huge, 6 yards to NCS 13, out of bounds, 1:28 left. Claridge pass incomplete, 1:14 left. Stuewe run left end, 13 yards for touchdown, 1:08 left. North Carolina State Baffico kickoff to Montgomery, return 7 yards to NCS 39, 1:02 left. Rossi pass incomplete, passed bojond line of scrimmage for 5-yard penalty, :57 left. Rossi pass to Young, 41 yards to Nebraska 24, :41 left. Rossi pass incomplete, :38 left. Rossi pass to Montgomery for no gam, ,24 left. Rossi incomplete, ;19 left Ros.*;! smothered for 11-yard loss on 4th down. Nebraska took ball on downs but clock ran out before a play could be run. There were 18 plays run in the final 2:45 along with a kickoff. Nebraska employed a pass defense in the final minute, willing to give up all gains but the touchdown play. The Huskers were rushing with only 2, 3 or 4 men with the rest on pass defense. I Football I Photos I h- I I Boh (rorhaiii | I Frank ON eil I | I Web Ray | I Harald Dreimania | ItiiiiiHitiiitiitiiiitiiHHiiiiiiiimimmuiHniiiinii “We tried to throw more passes in the intermediate zone the second half and not wait for long yardage plays to start passing,” he explained. “We also changed a couple of blocking assignments.” Devaney gave credit to both North Carolina State’s offense and defense. “They are the hardest hitting team we’ve faced this year,” he said. “They were areal smart and a real good team and managed to take our strong plays away from us.” Devaney explained that the call on which Denni.s Stuewe scored the winning touchdown was called by quarterback Dennis Claridge. “He just pulled it out of his hat and it was a real smart play,” the Husker boss said. “We had a 3rd down with 3 yards to go and a little more than a minute on the clock, so we had plenty of time if the run had failed. “It crossed their defense up and was just a real good call.” Devaney singled out the pass that John Kirby knocked down when North Carolina State was trying to come back in the final seconds as a key play. “(Icne Young ran a lot harder today than he has run before ami our c n d s came through with s o m e great pass catches,” t h e happy Husker coach added. T»evancv refused to crili- \o Major hijuiMcs Nebraska escaped the North (’arohna State game with no serious injuries, trainer Paul Schneider advised after the contest Denru:^ Stuewe and Dave Theisen, both of whom saw limited service Saturday, are expecl(*d to he ready to go against Kansas Statt*. “We'll h a V e tliem out bore running all week and they should be ready,” coach Bob Devaney said 11c wasn’t so sure about Bill <Thund(‘ri Tlu)inton, how- I'vcr “We wont know about Thornton until later m the week, but we certainly liopt* he is ready,” the ioach .said. er/e the officials for their holding call which nullified a touchdown run by Kent McCloughan and for tluhr refusing to give Stuewe a touchdow n near the goal line. “The officials were probably riglit,” he said “They are' right on top of tiie play and call them the way they see them.” Ill* was jileased with Me- (’lou dian’s work on the 'I’D run that was nullified. “Mc- (Jouglian reversed his field and used his speed on that })lay,” Devaney stated. “He ran luarler today and is gr'tling hcltcr with exiK'ri- ence Claridge Squirms for First 1\)iielidoHii Dennis Claridge scored 1st Nebraska TD on 4-yard keeper.

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