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Huskers Atte mpt Comeback John Dutton Strong Pass Kush Needed By VIRGtl. PARKER The Nebraska Comhuskers will be trying to present ccach Bob Devaney with his lOOtli football victory since he's been at the helm of the Big Red, when they entertain Kansas State Wildcats a Memorial Stadium Saturday. It will be the second attempt to get the NU mentor to the coveted century mark. Last effort failed when Iowa State moved the length of the field in the final minute of play to produce a 23-23 deadlock. That was just second tie at Nebraska.

He stands 99-19-2 for 10 years as Big Red grid bass The wifiningest coach in the nation has a total coaching career record of 1 3 4 -29-7, counting his fh-e years at Wyoming. Until last Saturday. only other tie at Nebra.ska came in the second game of the 1970 season when hi.s Huskers deadlocked 21-21 with Scuthern California. Nebraska went on to claim the first of its two back-to-back national chamiponships. Southern Cal Is presently rated No.

1 in the nation. The Comhuskers are fifth-ranked and hoping that a strong showing again.st Kansas State and a series of helpful outcomes between now and New Day can still propel them to the top. Tie games have not only been a rarity for at but also throughout the Big Flight Conference. The tie with Iowa State was the first standoff count for any league game since the 1966 season there were three such games. The Iowa State game marked the first tic for Nebraska in 134 games of Bg Flight play.

The la.st was a 16-16 affair against Colorado in 1962. Devaney says his charges bounce back from the frustration and disappointment of the Iowa Stale game and show what a fine team we really Kansas State, behind the passing potency' of quarterback Dennis Morrison, is expected to fill the air with footballs. seeing our pass defense, or lack of it, in the final minute at Iowa Devaney remarked this week, can bet jmt our kids to the K-State has passed 339 times already his season. A change was made in famed Black Shirt defense in anticipation of K- State's areial onslaught. Junior college transfer Bob Thornton (6-0, 197 pounds) moved into the safety slot replacing 5-9, 155-pound George Kyros.

Devaney nas also been working the Nebraska front five ends Willie Harper and Steve Manstedt, tackles John Dutton and Bill Janssen (along with super sub Monte who was named the Huskers defensive player of the week against Iowa State) and middle guard Rich Glover in the hopes of creating a more aggressive pass rush. Nebraska still leads the Big Eight Conference race with a 4-0-1 record and stands 7 1-1 overall. Kansas State, after losing to Oklahoma State last week, 45- 14, struggie.s to onvti with a 1-5 league mark and a mediocre 3-7 count on the sea-sion But this IS final game of the Devaney points you can sure their seniors, and eoach Vineo (iibson W' uld like to end things on a high note, They are young, but aggressive, You can be sure they'll be ready to givf' us a go(xi battle and we've got to be Nebraska holds a 44-10-2 edge in the series with Kansas State which dates back to 1911. Of the two games in Lincoln, the Comhuskers have won 17. The Big Red pastcnl the Wiidcats.

in Manhattan la.st ftea.vin and wt.ti, 51-13, in Liitcoin two years ago Kansa.s last victory at Memorial Stadium was a 12-0 shutout in 1968. That was. incidentally, the last time Xebriska was blanktxl at home. sellout crowd in ce s.s of is expected to be on hand for the I p.m. kickoff.

Bob Thornton Gets U) Start KANSAS STATE No. Name Ht. Wt. 47 Goerger 6-0 178 61 Price 6-4 245 76 Acker 6-3 235 59 Rothwell 6-3 220 65 Steinmger 6-3 232 77 Brittain 6-5 239 83 Child.s 6-2 218 10 Morrison 6-3 205 25 Jackson 5-10 ItK) 32 Calhoun 5-11 20t) 40 Washington 5-8 155 Cl. Pos.

Cl. Sr. SE So. Jr. LT Jr.

Sr. LG Jr. Jr Sr. So. llCt Sr.

Jr. RT So. Jr. TE Sr. Sr.

QB So. Jr. HB Sr. Jr. FB Sr.

Jr. WB Sr. Wt. Ht. 195 6-2 238 6-4 225 6-2 230 6-3 225 5-11 223 6-5 218 6-1 186 188 224 6-1 173 5-10 NEBRASKA Name No.

Revelle 84 White 72 Anderson 67 Dumler 54 Beran 62 Crenshaw 70 Li.st Humm Dixon Olds Rodgers 85 12 22 44 20 85 Octtmeier 6-6 220 Jr. LE Jr. 210 6-2 70 Eaton 6-0 240 Sr. LT Sr. 230 6-3 63 Stucky 6-1 205 So.

MG Sr. 233 6-1 58 Eubanks 5-11 234 Jr. RT Jr. 248 6-7 86 O'Neill 6-2 Sr. HE Sr.

208 6-2 50 Jones 6-0 211 Jr. LB Sr. 203 5-9 56 Lareau 5-11 So. LB Sr. 196 6-1 19 6-1 199 Sr.

LB Sr. 199 60 20 Brown 60 203 HB Sr. 179 5-9 22 Stealey 3-9 175 Jr. HB Jr. 189 6-0 15 Chambliss 62 191 So.

Jr. 197 6-0 Kickoff 1:30 p.m.. Memorial Coliseum, Broadcasts (1240), KLIN 11400) WOW KHNU-EFM i90.3 me). Manstedt 82 Janssen 55 Glover Dutton Harper Branch Pitts Mason Blahak Borg Thornton 17 Lincoln. KFAB tlilO), 79 90 81 51 56 25 27 19 Carr Cltfsr NFL (ranies Don Carr, who forecasts football results for the Lincoln Journal from his in Nashville, expects six pro games this Sunday to be decided by one touchdown or less.

Three games, Minnesota over U)s Angeles, New F)ngland over Buffalo and San Francisco over Chicago are one- point picks, according to Carr. most lopsided game, he feels, will be a 24-point victory for Detroit over New Orleans. Favorlle Cincinnati nall.r Detroit Green Bay Kansas City 1 el AAinntsota New England Oakland Pittsburgh St. Louis San Francisco Washington Sunday Margin 10 Baltimore 14 24 New Orleans 10 Houston to San Diego t4 New York Jets 1 Los Angeles 1 Buttalo 7 Denver 3 Cleveland 3 New York Giants 1 Chicago Monday 14 Atlanta Picture For Bowls Clarified By Associated Press Undefeated Southern California, the top- ranked college football team, places its Rose Bowl aspirations on the line against UCLA day when other bowl invitations will be extended. If victorious against 14th-ranked UCLA, the Trojans, 60.

Will meet either Michigan, Ohio State, Purdue or pos.sibiy outsider Midiigan State in the annual Rose classic. Although bowl announcements won't be officially made until Saturday, The Associated Press has learned the pairings. Match-ups will be: Alabama-Texas in the Cotton Bowl: Nebraska-Notre Dame in the Orange Bowl; Oklahoma- Penn State in the Sugar Bowl; Louisiana State Tennessee in- the Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl and Auburn against Colorado in the Gator Bowl. Iowa State. No.

12, will play in the Liberty Bowl if the Cyclones defeat Missouri on Saturday with North Carolina as the likely opponent. Arizona State is tied with and Arizona for the Western Athletic Conference title and a spot in the Fiesta B4 1. The Sun Devils. 7-2. have only one game remaining while Arizona and Utah each have two left.

Southeast Gains Gymnastics Title Lincoln Southeast won its third straight state gymnastics championship Thursday night at Lincoln Johnson Gvtm. And all three have come under different coaches, the latest of whom is Jon Blocker, who says of being gymnastics coach at Southeast since I was sophomore at The Knights em'bellished that dream by scoring 149.60 points (Blocker had projected 150). It easily surpassed runnerup Grand total. competition determined final team scoring. F' i a completion will determine final individual placings, but will not count toward the team totals.

Senior Gary Jeurink flashed the same type of form he used to win five individual and the all-around competition at district. Jeurink qualified No. 1 in two of seven events (long horse and horizontal bar) for Friday final competition and coasted to the state all-around championship In the process. His 8.8 in the long horse was the best individual effort in the preliminaries and helped boost him to a 41.70 all around total, almost six points better than runnerup Duane West of Lincoln Northeast. Southeast also had three other individual pacesetters in preliminary r(mnds CfnffllnSnnraal ports Friday, Nov.

17, 1972 2-3 Jim Grant (side horse), Larry Gerard (still rings) and Scott Roth (floor exercise). Omaha Ed Bruner (parallel bars) ana Grand Tim I.rf)ekhart (trampoline) were the other leaders, moving into eonipeti- lion, which starts at 7 p.m. Althcugh the state championship obviously marked first since he is in his first year as head coach, his predecessors were both in attendance Thursday night. Jim Hesson, the coach Blocker succeeded, is assisting with the Southeast gymnastics program while completing work on his masters degree at Nebraska. And Art Hillman, who was the Knight coach 16 years before retiring after a 1970 state championship, was one of the judges for the state event.

Blocker hopes the high coaching turnover at Southeast continue. plan to he says. is what Tve always wanted to do. Results Page 25 New Nel Plan Set At onds The Parks and Recreation Board tackled the problem of increasing tennis and golf fees Thursday, approving a new reservation svstem for use of setting a public hearing for the Woods Tennis Courts and proposed increases in golf fees. If approved by the mayor, tennis player.s will be able to reserve four of the six courts at Wmtds, with the remaining two courts remaining available to the public at all timss.

Director of Parks and Recreation Don Smith said reservations of courts could be in one-half hour blocks of time. An individual would be limited to reserving one and a half hours of court time per day. I'he scheduled starting date is May 15th. Players will be able to phone in their reservations. Other action included; ttie cost or Ttie adult five-day season ticket from $65 to 175 and the junior five-day season ticket from $30 to $40.

initiating a new five-day season ticket tor senior citizens (65 years of age and older), for $50. Increasing tne greens tee at both Hoimes and Pioneers Golf Courses. For instance, if the present greens tee is $2.69 tor an U-hole round (includes $2.25 greens fee, 35c capital improvements fee and 9c sales tax) tne proposed tee is $3. Smith explained the proposed greens fee hike reflects increases in maintenance costs and capital im- oft to the best accounting figure. ncreasing adult membership fee adult membership fee changes are being proposed tor the junior fee, set at $30, or the reservation card system, set at $15.

addition, increase in swimming fees are being proposed for this year. Picks tty Virgil Parker Big Fighi Nebraska 42, Kansas State 7 Cornhusker.s back from dLsappointing tie game with Iowa State. bowl bid is on the line Oklahoma 49, Kansas O-The Sooners tune up for the Turkey Day cla.sh with Nebraska. Iowa State 24, Missouri Goedjen may hive missed an extra point against Nebra.ska. but his field goal spells the deference in this one.

Anclher bawl bid is on the line. Colorado 21, Air Buffs pick up a fourth bowl game the Big Fhght by shooting down F' alcons. ais I Army over Holy Cross, Penn state over Boston College, Colgate over Boston Harvard over Brown, Penn over Columbia. Dartmouth over Cornell. Yale over Princeton.

Rutgers over Morgan State, West Virginia over Syracuse, Villanova over Temple. Smiih Chattanooga over I Auburn over Georgia, Tennessee over Mississippi, over Tampa over Bowling Green, LSU over Mississippi State, Georgia Tech over Navy, Tulane over Vanderbilt, Florida State over South Carolina. Virginia over Wake Forest, Richmond over William Mary. Citadel over David.son. North Carolina over Clemson, East Carolina over Dayton.

Ixniisville over State, Alabama over Virginia Tech, North Carolina Duke. Notre Dame over Miami, Illinois over Wi.seonsin, Ohio over a a 1 State over Minnesota, Kent State over Toledo. Ohio State over Northwestern. Indiana over Iowa, Michigan over Purdue. Hockics Texas over TCU.

Texas Tech over Baylor, Arkansas over SMU. Houston over New Mexico, Texas over Rice, Arizona State over San Jose, Arizona over Wyoming, Utah over Brigham Young, Utah Stale over Southern Mississippi, Texas El Faso over Colorado State, New Mexico State over Wichita State. North Texas State over West Texas State, Tulsa over Mo'i- tana. Far Southern California over UCLA, Oregon over Oregon State, Washington over Washington Sate, Stanford over California. Ldat week: 41-17-1, .707 Season: 391-14610, .736 Mark Sparks Grant Mike Huber Fremont Bergan Reed Muller Scribner Dan Schulz Battle Creek Steve Kluver Sandy Creek Dan Miller Hebron Mark Hines North Bend Rod Kalisek Howells Roger Layman Lyons Gene Psota Ravenna A Gibbs Osmond Class All-State Squad Sparked by Northeast Area Backs By RANDY YORK Prep Sports Writer F'our backs combintHi for more than 5,000 yards of offense this fall feature the 1972 Journal and Star Class All-Slate Team.

definitely a Northeast Neb raska-flavored backfield with quarterback Rod Kalisek of Howells and running backs Roger l.iayman of Lyons, Jim Gibbs of Osmond and Gene Psota of Ravenna. Kalisek, who passed for 1,067 yards and added 583 more fn rushing, edged Martin Rotert for the quarterback snot. (Kalisek) hit 60 of 105 passes and was only intercepted three points out Howells coach Dennis Wittmann. really swings ball for a Class quarterback. And he averaged 5.2 yards every time he Good Class running backs seemed to be in abundance.

Although Gibbs and Psota each finished with more than 1,000 yards rushing, so did Hastings St. Bob Horton, North Lyn Kucera and Lyle Erickson, all of whom drew strong all-state support. Psota was the top vote-getter. The 61, 186pound senior rushed for 1,223 yards on 169 carries for of 135.9 per game and 7.2 per carry. desire and attitude were says Ravenna coach Jim Schirmer.

was cur team leader both offensively and defensively at safety, helping us hold our opponents under six points a Although he was slowed by a sprained ankle toward the end of the season, Psota finished with 14 touchdowns and seven 2-point conversions for 98 points. Schirmer believes Psota is college Layman would fall into the workhorse ball-carrier category. He rushed 254 times for 1,288 yards, a 6yard per carry average. He scored 96 points and was the in 6-3 season, accoroing to his coach, Roger Parr. was our leading tackier with 25 unassisted and 76 points cut Parr.

eight of the nine games, his total offense was more than ICO yaixls, showing h'ls consistency. He had five games of 150 yards or Although a 6-3 season draw much state-wide attention, Parr stresses it was the best mark since 1952 and Layman was major reason behind Gibbs was the thrust behind successful 61 season. After nine games, he had accumulated 1,056 yards rushing in 163 attempts for a 6.5 average and had caught 11 passes for 119 yards. lettered four years now and made the Lewis and Clark All-Conference three of those notes Osmond coach Jim Gray. uses his speed in the 40) to great Gibbs scored 15 touchdowns and averaged 10.7 yards on 18 punt returns.

As a defensive back, he averaged nine tackles a game and intercepted four passes. Five of the Class all-state linemen played on a top 5 rated team guard Dan Miller from No. 1 Hebron, end Mark Sparks from No. 2 Grant, guard Steve Kluver from No. 3 Sandy Creek, tackle Reed Muller from No.

4 Scribner and end Mike Huber from No. 5 Fremont Bergan. Center Mark Hines of North Bend and tackle Dan Schulz of Battle Creek were the other all-state linemen. Ward Bilslend just missed making an all-state spot at end. Muller drew the heaviest support.

is the best middle guard and offensive tackle in the Husker declares his coach, Richard Tingelhoff. averaged 23 tackles a The 6-4, 210-pounder had his best game last week in the Husker Conference playoff against Class Wayne, which had its 26game win streak by Scribner. was in on 31 tackles against points out gelhoff. finished with 233, of which 94 were unassisted. He also blocked two punts, recovered three fumbles and intercepted a pass.

Reed is definitely an all-around football player and very deserving of Sparks capable of playing small college ball according veteran coach E. J. Haenfler, who says: has good hands and fair speed and always gets the job done. the type who would make the diving adds Haenfler. keep offensive statistics because I found it does me more harm than good, but I do know that Mark averaged a touchdown every game besides leading our defense with Mike Miller earned the praise of from his coach, Richard Birdsley.

was honorable mention all-state last year and certainly has proven himself 'caliber this year. continually maintains Birdsley. was a very consisterrt blocker. He had 82 tackles, two fumble recoveries and three pass interceptions as a linebacker. He was the main reason for our outstanding defensive record (19 points in 10 Huber, a 6-0, 160-pound split end, proved himself capable of the big play for us both offensively and according to remont Bergan coach Lou Wewel.

was an outstanding receiver with clutch says Wewel, I would bet his 11 pass interceptions as a safety led the Sandy Kluver was also an effective two-way performer in helping lead his team to its first unbeaten season. play football as a sophomore, but became a starter when he came out last says his coach. Warren Washburn an intelligent kid and has become a real student of the game. He wants to play small college ball somewhere. an awful a rd adds Washburn, really adjusted switching from defensive tackle to linebacker this year.

He averaged about 15 tackles a game and I think showed some agility by returning two pass interceptions for touchdowns. One came at a really crucial time against North Bend center Hines is the defending state Class heavyweight wrestling champion and a outstanding lateral pursuit and good speed (running the 220 in track) in addition to his according to his coach, Richard Walter. was our best blocker and second leading adds Walter. broke the school record by recovering five opponent fumibles this season. had his best efforts in our win over Scribner and in our shutouts of West and says Walter.

his most outstanding defensive game was against Tekamah- Herman when he made 12 tackles, eight of which were for Battle Schulz finished only one vote behind Muller at tackle. no doubt is the finest complete football player a coach could ask says his coach, Bob Schnitzler. value to the team is unreal for high school play. adds Schnitzler, for themselves as an offensive lineman he has completely dominated his opponents by driving them back 5 to 10 yards. He had 3 fumble recoveries, 57 unassisted tackles, 123 asists and ran 40 yards in :Oo.O.” (7lass Name, School Ht.

Wt. Yr. Sparks, Grant 6-017212 Huber, Fremont Bergan 15012 Muller, Scribner 21012 Schulz, Battle Creek 6-1 200 12 Kluver, Sandy Creek 6-018212 Miller, Hebron Hines, North Bend 5-10 21012 Kalisek, Howells 6-019012 Layman, Lyons 5-1018012 Psota, 6-1180 12 Gibbs, Osmond 17512 oiiot Roll Martin Rotert, Sutherland; Lyle Erickson, Stromsburg; Mike Landerfield, Dodge; Lyn Kucera, North Bend; Dan Shaw, Sandy Creek- Ward Bilslend, Shelton; Bob Horton, Hastings St. Cecilia; Bmce Hoos, Rushville; Roger Hunter, Rushville, Doug Kreifels, Nebraska City Lourdes; Bill Turley, Arnold. Brett Moritz, Osmond; Kirk Gardner, Wakefield; Larry Wiebelhaus, Bob Houston.

Bridgeport; Dan Poore, Arapahoe; Mike Medicine Valley; Mike Svolxida, Grant; Jeff Hoffman, Friainview; Scott Mason. Southern; Jamie Sasek, Hebron; Roger Virus, Hebron. Doug Moeller. Scribner; John TIamka. Fremont Bergan; Dave Bennett, Gibbon (kicker); Al Blum, Howells; Ron Kennicutt.

Medicine Valley; Ed Lupomech, North Platte St. Pat's; Gordon SchroU, Ravenna; Bruce Morse, Sargent. Barry Mabie, Fender; Vern Mastny, Clarkson; Les Kissenger, Hershey; Tim Luckhart, Red Cloud; Ernie Suarez, Minatare; Kelly Mclllece, Lawrence; Pat Krantz. Ansley; Don F'elton, Red Cloud; Bob Barbe, Stanton; Duane Fritz, Bassett; Bill Bryant, Medicine Valley..

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