The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 25, 1962 · Page 41
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 41

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November 25, 1962 LINCOLN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAR SD Start of NU Downfall NU Chant: ‘^Wait Until Next Year Sooners, Sooners, Sooners rush in . . . Norman, Okla.—The Nebraska dressing room was silent and sober following the Huskers’ defeat at the hands of the powerful Oklahoma Sooners. The silence was cracked when senior co-captain Bill (Thunden Thornton shouted, “That’s all right. You guys can go to the Orange Bowl next year. It’s all over,” Later Thunder commented, “It was a real good year. The guys coming back next year will be pretty hard to handle.” Thornton called the Soon­ ers a “tremendous ball club” and wished them “the best of luck in the Orange Bowl.” The Huskers’ other grid captain, guard Dwain Carlson, also had plenty of praise for Oklahoma. “They’re the qiiiekest we’ve faced and had the best pursuit, they just threw too many home runs against us.” “I’m glad 1 was on a winning team—It's the first I’ve ever been on. I’m thankful to be a co-captain on a team like this,” the Fullerton senior said. When asked about next year’s Huskers. Carlson replied, “We’ll be better. Nebraska could win the Big 8 ” NU quarterback Dennis Claridge sat silently on the dressing room bench as the reporters filed in. Claridge, who has one year of compctiton left, completed 10 passes for 130 yards and played the last part of the game on defense as well as going all the way on offense. “Oklahoma is the best team we played this year. They all played good ball.” the NT signal-caller said. Willie Ross expressed high hopes for the Huskers next year. , “We’ll be readv. We’ll have a real fine team and should win the Big 8,” said Ross, whose nose was slightly bleeding from a cut suffered on the last play of the* game. Further Ross comments included; “Their (Oklahoma) line was real good — They never did give up. They had real good pursuit.” •We didn’t give up either.” Willie remarked. Two of the Husker seniors who played their last game for Nebraska were end Larry Donovan and fullback Noel Martin. Donovan praised Oklahoma quarterback Monte Deere. “He picked out his receivers great.” The fact that Oklahoma passed so much surprised Donovan, “1 thought they’d sweep more,” he said. Summing up the 8-2 Cornhusker season, Donovan said, “It’s great after what I went through the last 3 years. I still think we’re second best in the Big 8.” .Martin commented, “Yes, it was a good year. A great part of the credit should go to the coaches and the outstanding team effort.” Three of the Huskers who will be back thought that next year would be a good one for Nt'. *’We learned a lot this past year. We learned the system and the offense. We know what to expect from the coaches and they know what to expect from us,” siaid Ron Michka. “We’ll have an equal, if not better season next year. “We had our chance and we blew it” he added. Sophomore Kent Mci'loiighan reported, “We’ll he an iniprovrd ball club next \car. Wc’ll play better under pressure.” “Our pass defense Just fell apart. There was some poor playing on my part.” End Dick Callahan added, “Next year we have to be at least belter.” Big Bob Brown, 259-pound Husker tackle, hoped Okla- Cont. on Page 41), Col, 2 . . . To block Husker Jim Baffieo's punt. Sooner charge after the loose ball resembled a land rush . . . .. . And at last Newt Burton recovered on the Nebraska one-yard line, setting up the first Oklahoma TD. Oklalionicrs Kiiiiiiiiig Recipe: Giant Holes Oklahoma’s Jim (Jrisham made 98 yards against NU, through large holes like this one. 1 1». . ..I dittlltllllllMlltlllllMlllfltlllUlllllllliMIHIIItltltMtltllltltillllllllimiltlllHUI'lllliilUIIIIIIIIIIIIIHIItliiltlillilinillltllMIIHIIIIMIItllllllHilltllltiilHliltifHtlliilUllltHli ^cirt*e I I uh cii E s Siveet r fans tossed Oranges wl gained l-touchdown lead. Norman. Okla. — There newspaper columnist, was a large press delega- Other writers were from = tion for the Nl-01 show- Tulsa Topeka. Kansas ^ Foolltdll Pliotds hy . . . , dnwn. headed by Col. Earl City. Des Moines. Minne- | (¡orhtttii Frank O'Vu/// H V/i Hay I.ea Scherer | Bowl-hungry Sooner fans tossed Oranges when OKlanoma team former Army apoiis. Birmmgham, Ala., | coach and now a syndicated and Ft- Smith, -'\rk.

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