The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 10, 1976 · Page 37
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mm Nebraska registered its first touchdown of the game on this second quarter power drive by Monte Anthony (49). Vince Femguno (15) spins to the backfield (1) as Greg Jorgensen (63) and Steve Hoins (78) block TUoi Lolotai (52) and Ruben Vaughan (75) while Stan Waldemore (62) and Dodie Donnell (45) also initiate a charge. Although the ball was snapped from inside the one-yard line, Anthony builds up steam by taking the pitch (2) at the five ... \ y- .(:>■ ... Waldemore blocks Mike Spivey (47) and side Waldemore’s block (4) and the goal line Ues Donnell blocks Charlie Johnson (72) as Anthony just ahead spots the opening (3). The junior I-back cuts in- Nebraska Touchdown; October 10,1976, lincota, Neb., SuiMlay Jovial aadlUr H) Mallory Has Hayes Approach; Permits No Player Interviews By Randy York Boulder, Colo. — He is not caustic like Woody Hayes. He is not surly like Woody Hayes. He is not easily incensed like Woody Hayes Nevertheless, Bill Mallory is like Woody Hayes in one ratho^ major resqpect — he disdains post-game lodcer room into-* views. Mallory, Colorado’s third year head footbaU coach who saved under Hayes as Ohio State’s defensive line coach from 1967 to 1969, has let Hayes’ controversial influence seep into the Big Eight. Players Otf Ltmlts After Nebraska’s 24-12 victory over his Buffaloes here Saturday, Mallory kept the press waiting 25 minutes before opoiing the doors. Interviews with players, he said, were strictly off limits. ‘T told our playors to get dressed and get out of here. Th^ feel bad enough without having to talk abmit the loss,” Mallory said. A couple Boulder Daily Camera sportswriters, Mike Knisley and Craig Harper, had talked briefly with kicker Mark Zetterbog, linebacko- Bert Roth and wingback Emergy Moorehead befc»« being shut down. Les Steckel, Colorado’s wide receiver coach, grabbed the notes out of Knisley’s notebook, crumpled them up and threw them away. Dan Ci^on, the Camera’s sports editor who had been in the intoview room with Mallory at the time, later a^^roached Steckel and indicated his displeasure Writer Threatened "He told me he’d punch me in the teeth if he had to,” Creedon said of Steckel, a former U.S. Marine captain, national Golden Gloves light heavyweight boxing champion and decorated inf- natry officer in Vietnam Unlike the Boulder Camera, Frank Harraway covers Colorado football by himself for The Denver Post, an assignment he’s had fw 20 years. ‘T don’t like what Mallory does, but to be honest, I expected it today,” Harraway said. "Usually, he’ll just make players off limits after losses on the road. Today is nothing new We’ve beet} through this before and 1 suppose we will be again "I don’t understand it,” added Harraway. “Losing a football game is not a suicide situation. But Bill seems to make it like that. He feels he’s protecting the feelings of his players. It bugs everyone. I even talked to two Colorado Board of Regents members today to see if anything can be done about it.” Mallory was cordial in his own dealings with the press despite the disappointing loss to Nebraska. He's never gone to the Hayes extrone of refusing comment. Mallory spoke in almost exclusive positive terms and more than once alluded to the Buffs bouncing back from thdr ninth straight setback against Nebraska. "I’m dam disappointed,” he said, "but I’m not tossing in the towel. I don’t know if people will sUck with us. It’s up to them, but I’m not quitting. "I don’t cry around after a loss,” he added. “I know one thing about me — Bill Mallory. I can and will snap back after a loss I know our players will, too Proud of Effort "As a coach, evoi in a I«», you look for different things. First, did we try our best’’ Did we bust our butts? Ehd we give it For the fans, it was a great game to watch. The only problem was finding a solution to the bright glare of the Rocky Mountain Sun. our all? Today, our people did. It’s a dam stuune we didn't win, but I’m proud of the great dloxt we pve.” Mallory didn’t sldestq) com- moit on perhaps the game’s most crucial play — Dave Butterfield blocking Zetterbog’s 21-yard field goal attempt which would have givoi Colorado a 1514 lead with 12 minutes left in the game. “That sure hurt,” Mallory said. "That was a hecfcuva Nebraska rush. We thought he (Butterfield) was offsida. Our coaches up in the pressbox insist he was offside. I know one thing. He came in awfully quick.” Mallory said Howard Ballage made a tactical oror whai he fumbled a Nebra^ punt on his own 21-yard line, settif^ the stage for the Comhuskars late third quarter touchdown. Turning Point "Howard might have misjudged it because of the sun. 1 don’t know,” Mallory said. "He did not catch it true. When there’s evw any question, you should stay the hell away from the thing. “That was really a turning point and it’s a shame it happened,” he added, "but no blame should be placed on this young man. We win togetha. We lose together. He’s only a sophomore and he’s going to be a great player someday” Mallory was surprised about two aspects of the game He felt if (Colorado had the temp at halftime, the Buffs would win. He also felt if Colorado shut down Nebra^’s passing attack, the Buffs would win. “We had control at the half and we held them to 96 yards passing, yet we couldn’t get the job done,” .Mallory said, shaking his head. "Nebraska’s two defensive tackles are great,” Mallory offered, “and when that defensive end (Tony Samuel) went out, we really attacked his replacement ((^rge Andrews). But he came up with a couple really big plays. Nebraska is a fine, fine football team .. soare we.” ‘Butterfield Made Good Play’ Colorado kicker Mark Zetterherfi told a Boulder sportswriter Saturday that his 21- yard migaed field goal attempt in the fourth quarter was caused by a missed assignment. ... Colorado’s Bill Muxlow (59) appeals to have Anthony drives through to the end zone for a a last chance of stopping the surge (5) but touchdown (6). with *^The right hash mark had nothing to do it^^' the senior walk-on soccer-stvie kicker said. “I kicked one from the same angle last week against Drake and it was good. Dave Butterfield just made a good play." Zetterberg's four first half field goals of 50^ 46 , 37 and 29 yards tied the Colorado school record of four by Freddie Lima against Kansas in ¡972. This blocked field goal Husker cmerback Dtve Bitlarfield (34) couldn’t have come at a better time. Nebraska’s lead at this point in the fourth quarter was a t^uous 14-12 with Colmdo’s ace kick^ Mark Zetterberg (4) getting ready to put the BviMskm ahe»i. The block by Butterfield, a native of Kersey, Colo., gave Nebnwka the ball on their own 22 and the incentive needed to clinch the win at Boulder. Zetterberg put ail (A CokmAo'% points on the board.

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