The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 25, 1962 · Page 40
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mm T" li'.-. i,....à„¡SiAR Noveniuer 25, 1962 Nebraska’s Only Score: 11-Yard Pass to Mike Eger NU Best We’ve Played Dennis Claridge-to-Mike Eger pass capped Nebraska’s only scoring drive in 3rd quarter. Devaney Praised It Was a Good Season Sav Sooners Norman, Okla. — The Sooners were celebrating in high style Saturday, not only as the new Big 8 champions but also with the knowledge they would be playing in the Orange Bowl. One of the happiest was little Monte Deere who threw 3 touchdown passes. ‘‘Today’s my birthday and this w as the only birthday present 1 wanted,” he said. “Nebraska is the toughest team I've played against,” Deere added. “I really got hit out there.” The Sooners were high in their praise of Nebraska, DRESSII ROOM -I making such statements as these: Deere—‘‘.Nebraska is the best in the conference besides us. When you do something like this against somebody like them, I guess you’d ha\e to consider you did well.” F’aui Lea—‘i think he fClaridgei was the best passer we’ve faced. He’s a line football player.” Charles Mayhue — “I thought Nebraska was one of the best teams we’ve played. I’d say they hit pretty hard.” Wayne Lee “It was our ability to throw the ball that was the deciding factor in today’s game. We .sure couldn’t score that many points on the ground. T h e y; r e too big and strong.” Joe Don Looney—‘‘There wasn’t that much difference (the score).” The Sooners were enjoying a feat of Oranges, presented by the Orange Bowl Committee which gave the players the word they would be traveling to Miami. By Bud Husker Backers Console Devaney NU Coach Bob Devaney gave thanks to downcast Huskers. ¡\U Marches 72 For Lone Tally Continued from Page II). State College All-Stars I Pa»e 61) ililllinililllittlIillllilllllUiMIIIliUtlülfHIltlIltlIlu' the clincher with 1:22 left in the half. It was Deere’s aerial magic that sparked the drive —a 16- yarder to Joe Don Looney which carried to the NU 28 and a 21-yard payoff heave to John Porterfield, who took the high, archer in the corner of, the end zone as Rudy Johnson made a late stab at the ball. Deere didn’t cool off during , intermission, either. The second time OU got the ball, he called a reverse pass — Deere to Looney to Deere — and hit Flvnn with a 40-yard- er to the Hu Ler 24. He fol- lowt*d that with a scoring pitch to Porterfield on the next play and Metcalf’s 3rd boot made it 21-0 with 8:18 left in the 3rd quarter. ! Same story, different i verse the next Sooner series, i which started on the NU 45 E —a 26-yard pass to Ri< k Me- I Curdy on the 13. marred by I a clipping penalty but de- I moralizing nevertheless, I Two play:- later, Deere I spotted Al Burngardncr wide I open in the end zon.* and i heavtd a 25-yard record-tying ■ TD aerial off the same tricky reverse maneuver. It was after this, with the Sooners leading 28-0, that Ne­ braska made its only offensive thrust of the day and got into DC territory for the first time. The Huskers moved 72 yards in 7 plays on Claridge’s passes — a 20-yarder to Bill Comstock and a 16-yarder to Mike Eger were the big ones. Eger snared an 11-yard pass for the TD on the last play of the 3rd quarter. Denny’s PAT pass overshot and alfthat remained was for the Sooners to travel 67 yards late in the final quarter for the final tally. Sooner 3rd stringers got the final 38 yards and soph Norman Smith tossed two TD passes, but only one counted. Bob: Must Recruit Continued from Page ID Sunday Local Public Ice Skating-Pershing Auditonum. 15th & M, 12:30-2 30 and 3-5 p.m National Football -Baltimore v. Chicago. TV-6 & 10, 1 pm.; San Diego V. Houston, TV-7, 2 30 p.m. Monday lxH‘al Football Nebraska Lxlra Pouil i.unchcon, Lincoln Hotel, 11-45 a n: Public h e Skating -Pershing rditonum, 15th k M, 5-7 p.m. I Shrine Hoid | I Christie 1 i . I I Anil Smith | I To Coach I Pa<r<‘ II) nis {Claridge i threw real well in the second half. “0 u r defense against their running game was a good as we hoped for . . . maybe w e gave too m u c h emT>hasiH to that. ‘ Denny Stuewe pulled a leg muscle and we couldn’t use him in the .second half. I thought Dwain Carlson did a great job of plugging in the line. Claridge. Powers, Thornton and Eger a 11 played well.” So with the season ended and howl hopes pretty well eliminated. Devaney was asked what it was going to take to make Nebraska a conti'iider in future years. “We’ve got to go out and r e c r u i t,” Devaney said. “We’ve got to get boys who can get the job done. Okla- home has fine personnel, so do other teams in the league. “I think the second time around we will know’ more -but so will they know more about us.” Then Devaney considered the game again. “Oklahoma was tough de- fensi'.ely. “We ■•ouldn’t make our inside game go at all. They have active, agile, tough linemen and Ihcir backs hit good. We knew we had to stop Grisham inside and Looney outside. “We tried to run at first but we didnC put too much together. I thought we w ould have to throw but we wanted to see if we could run.” Then Devaney broke up the gathering to greet more Husker backers. It had been a bitter defeat but the over-all season seemed to be making it a little easier to take . . . and the well-wishers let Devaney know they were still delighted with the 1962 Nebraska football season. ttnnd, Clieerers A croni pony NLJ Norman, Okla.—Nebraska was boo.sted by a delegation of over 3,000 and a 25-man pep band which was not in uniform. Husker cheerleaders were al.so helping to pep things up. * He first hit Gregg Burns from the 9, but had run past the line of scrimmage. But on 4th down from the 14, he fired to Gary Wylie on the goal- line with only 26 seconds left in the game. So stingy was the Sooner defense, that Husker fullback Bill Thornton netted only 32 yards and Claridge wound up minus 4, leading gainer Willie Ross got only one yard. But Claridge did get his school passing record by completing 10 of 23 for 130 yards giving him a season total of 829, besting the 706 mark set by Fran Nagle in 1950. Nebraska held Looney to 19 yards, but the combination of Deere’s passing and Grisham’s inside smashes, coup- Jed with the Huskers’ inability to shake loose on offense ; proved the big difference. Final figures show Oklahoma gained 191 -yards rushing for a 373-yard total, while I Nebraska wound up with a il98 total. Perhaps the Cornhuskers j may yet receive a post-sea- j son bid. perhaps not. But it ¡can be said that the Big 8 I w i 11 have a fine representa- jtive in Oklahoma at Miami. And more imi>ortant, particularly to Nebraskans, the 11962 Cornhuskers had an im- Imensely successful season — matching the 1940 Rose Bowl team’s record—and can look to even better things ahead. i Oklahoma ....... 7 7 14 6—34 t Nebraska ....... 0 0 6 0— 6 ! 01* -Grisham 1 run < Metcalf ’ Kick' ' OU—Porterfield 22 pass from j Deere (Metcalf kick» I OU Porterfield 24 pas.s from Deere (Metcalf kick' or Bumgardner 26 pass from Deere «Metcalf kick* NU—KRcr 11 pass from Clar- idije (pas.s failed i j OU- Wylie 14 pass from Smith 1 (bad center pass) Norman, Okla. — “He’s a great guy and a great coach.” This was praise for Nebraska football coach Bob Devaney from Oklahoma's Bud Wilkinson. Wilkinson kept a flock of backers waiting outside the Sooner dressing room as he walked to the other side of the field to shake hands with Devaney. The two had a short visit after Wilkinson wailed outside the dressing room but Devaney immediately invited him in. Wilkinson was obviously nexvous, although the game had been over for nearly an hour. “This game, you know, has been 14-0 at the halftime the last two years with tlie trailing team eventually winning. “And the percentage of their (Nebraska) passing had to improve in the second half. They’d had so many men relatively open and either dropped the ball or overthrew the receivers slightly. So many little things had gone wrong for them.” Asked if pre-game strategy had been to pass so much as the .Sooners did, Wilkinson said: “If you can’t run the ball, you don’t have much alternative,” Wilkinson had interrupted the Sooner victory celebration which included a visit from the Orange Bowl committee, to introduce Ben Hogan, one of golfing’s greats. “Men,” Wilkinson said, “I want you to meet someone who proves what you can do if you think and play hard and concentrate.” “Congratulations,” Hogan said, “it was a wonderful game.” Norman, Okla. — Bob Devaney wasn’t deserted in his time of trial. His trip to the Nebraska dressing room following the Huskers loss to Oklahoma, was interrupted time after time by fans. Sooner coach Bud Wilkinson waved to Devaney from his perch atop the shoulders of his players and said he would see Devaney later. He did. “You deserve the ride, Bud,” Devaney shouted. “Fine season, Bob.” “W’e’ll get them next year.” “Great job, coach.” These were the greetings which began to seep in and chase away the bitter disappointment of the afternoon. Athletic Director Tippy Dye declared: “My impression is the same as most everyone. It was a great year, one we hadn’t anticipated. Full credit should go to the coaching staff and to the kids, we are all very proud of them. “I’m very confident we are gping to have fine football under this regime in the future.” Chancellor Clifford Hardin and Regent Clarence Sw anson were among the first into the NU dressing room with handshakes for Devaney. “It’s still been a great season,” the Chancellor said. Nagle Sees Own Mark Fall Norman, Okla. — Fran Nagle was in the stands here Saturday to watch Dennis Claridge break Nagle’s Nebraska school passing records. Nagle had 706 yards in 1950, established here in the finale when he c 0 m- pleted 13 passes C 1 a ridge finished with 829 yards. “He’s a real good quarterback,” Nagle said. “And I thought that Carlson (Dwain NU guard) was just terrific.” Fran hesitated to compare the 1950 team to this one. “It was so much different,” he said “We were playing two-platoon football then.” Nagle is with the Federal .\viation Agency, stationed in Oklahoma City. STATISTICS The Lineups INVhraî^ka Left F.nd—Donovan, Tomlinson, Callaian. Left Tackle — Robertson, Kramer, Kiffin. Left Guard—Carlson, Kirby, McDermott Center—Michka, Sittlcr, Baffico, Stevenson Right Guard—Brown, Toogood, Rood Right Tackle ■— Voss, A. Fischer. Right End—Huge, Comstock, Eger Quarterback—Claridge, Tucker, Bonistall Left Half—Ross, Powers, Theisen Right Halfback—Stuewe, McCloughan, Johnson, Paschall Fullback — Thornton, Martin, Young OU NU First Downs ............. 2011 Rushing ................. 11 4 Passing ................... 9 7 Penalties ............... 0 0 Net Rushing Yards . ..191 68 Net Passing Yards .. .. 182 130 Pas.ses ..................... 1525 Completed.............. 9 10 Intercepted............ 11 Total Yardage ..... 373198 Interceptions .......... ... 1 1 Yards Returned 40 Punts ....................... 9 Average ............... .41,6 36,0 Returns ................. ... 2 3 Yards ..................... 9 41 Penalties ................... «3 Yards ...............— ...50 19 Kickoffs Returned ,. ... 2 6 Yards ..................... 39 106 Fumbles ..................... 0 0 Yards ................. • 0 0 Nebraska RUSHING Oklahoma Left End—Flynn, Porterfield. Harmon, Condren. Left Tackle—Ward. Neeh% Hill, Jarman Li'ft Guard—Burton, McQuarters, Gllstrap. Garrett Center—Lee, Voiles, Pearce. Right Guard—Cross, Vermillion. Payne Right Tackle—Cook. Stokes. Hetcalf Right End — McCurdy, Bumgardner. Parker. Bums Quarterback—Deere, Page, Mayhue, Smith Ix'ft Half—Looney. Lea, Skidgel, Rcntzel, Gravitt Right Half—Boll, Sandcrsfeld, Wylie Fullbaek—Grisham, L e n r,. Dempsey « Player Att. Gain Loss Net Thornton 11 39 7 .32 Stuewe . 3 140 14 McCloughan .. 3 14 014 Pow ers2 10 0 10 Jolmson .... ... 2 5 32 Martin ........ ... 1 1 0 1 Ross .......... ...... 2 1 01 Theisen — .... 1 02 -2 Claridge ... ... 7 1014 4 PASSING Player Att. Comp. Intc. Yds. Claridge .. 23 10 1 130 Bonistall . . 1 00 0 Theisen 1 0 0 0 PASSRECEIVING Player No. Yds. Eger ....... .. 4 42 Ross ........... .. 227 Comstock ... 1 20 Johnson — . 1 20 Callahan ... ... i • .. 114 Powers 17 PUNTING Plaver No. Aye. Claridge 8 40.4 Baffico1 0.0 INTERCEPTIONS FlayerNo. Yds. Ross ............ . , .............. . .. 1 0 PUNT RETURNS I’layer No. Ydk. Powers ........... — 1 6 Stuewe.....................................1 34 Paschall ............................ 1 1 KIUKOFF RETURNS Player No. Yds. Ross .......................... 4 70 Powers ............................ 1 18 Thornton ........................ 1 18 Oklahoma RUSHING Plaver Att. Gain I>oss Net Grisham ..... 19 98 0 98 Lear ............. 5 28 I 27 IX'mpscy ......... 5 21 0 21 I.ooney ........10 28 9 19 Deere ................... 7 25 10 15 Page ............ 1 8 0 8 Skigel.....................1 3 0 3 Lea.........................2 2 1 1 PASSING Player Att. Comp. Intc. Yds. Deere ...........12 8 0 168 Smith ............2 1 0 14 Looney ........ 1 0 1 0 PASS RECEIVING Player No. Yds. Porterfield .................. 2 ^ Flynn ................................ 1 40 Looney ......................... 3 31 Bumgardncr ................. 1 26 McCurdy .......................... 1 26 Wylie .................................... 1 14 PUNTING Player No. Ave. Looney ........ , 7 41.6 PUNT RETLTINS Player No. Yds. Lea ........................ 1 7 Skidgel .............................. I 2 INTERCEPTIONS Player .No. Yds. Mayhue........................ 1 4 KICKOFF RETURNS Player .No. Yds. Lea .................................... 1 24 .Mayhue ........................ 1 15 Offieial.s: Earl Jan.sen, referee; Bruce Finlayson, umpire; Harold Saunders, linesman; Ear! Shostrom, field judge; G. V. Bourrctte, back judge. |

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