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Sun WouldnH Shine For NV' Scoring Story AP Top 20 Scorecará Visitors’ Views Compiled by Tom Vint and Randy York Hoad coach Al Onofrio "The long touchdown pass (98 yards) and two-point conversion were certainly the key plays. Dick Jamieson, our quarterback coach, called the play from upstairs. We had nothing to lose in the situation. A safety wasn't going to beat us. "That's the best defense we've played all season. We seemed to bend, but not break. Very simply, we played a great game and beat a great Nebraska team. We had to fight back from adversity several times. "Nebraska and Oklahoma losing today proved what a dogfight the Big Eight race is going to be. The champion will not be determined until the final football game is played, I am sure of that." Defensive Coordinator Vince Tobin "Our defense felt it had something to prove today. We started in a defense we hadn't used all season to give Nebraska a new look. We moved our whole defense over and stacked our linebackers. We had played a straight five-man front in our first six games. "Nebraska was missing the blocking assignments in the first half, but certainly made the necessary adjustments for the second half. We just got some breaks and took away their homerun ball. I know our defense has been criticiied, but our only real bad game was against Illinois." Off«nsivt TackI« Morris Towns On his battle with Nebraska's Rbn Pruitt: "It was a rough afternoon. He's definitely the fastest guy I've played against. I'd try to do something and if I did it wrong, he was past me." On the TO bomb which won the game: "It was just a play action pass. We just did everything right and they did something wrong." Offtnsivo Tackle James Taylor On his battle with Nebraska's Mike Fultz: "We both had some good plays. I guess he probably won the battle, though. I made some mistakes. He's a helluva tackle .. . the best I've played against. "I had my toughest time with Fultz when he was slanting. On the play action, he would come straight ahead and I'd go to meet him. Personally, I'd have liked to do better against him. But we won the game and I suppose that's the important thing." Tailback Dean Leibson "The way I can help the team most is on short yardage, carrying through a fake on pass plays and blocking. Ltibson gained additional playing time due to the in- iury last week of starter Curt Brown, who played one play against Nebraska because of a back injury: "I didn't do that well. I'm not much of a threat to break a long one and against a team like Nebraska, you don't do that anyway." Noseguard Randy Frisch "We went back to our basic defenses. We kept fighting them off when we gave up so many yards in that third quarter. I think the credit would have to go to the entire defensive unit tor only allowing them three points. This is my first game ball. When it's given to you from the team captains as part of the team effort in a big game, that's one of the best compliments a guy can have. It's one of the biggest victories I've ever been in." Quartarback Pete Woods When asked how it folt to be No. 2 bthind Stovo Pisarkiowicz — "I don't think. I'm No. 2 anymore." Individual Statistics Defense Nebraska Offense Rushlns No. Yds. Avo. Borns Sttwart. .... 10 101.0 ........3 9 3.0 ........1 33.0 ..... 1 9 9.0 ..... 19 92 4.8 ___14 90 6.4 .........2105.0 Passing No Co Yds PI .. 22 13 191 2 Linemen UT AT TT Frisch ...............................5 4 9 Hamilton.........................2 4 D, Smith ...........................3 1 Morrissoy .......................1 3 Honningstn....................... 1 2 Colo....................................1 2 Williams............................1 0 By Virgil Parker Nebraska’s football team went to the movies at halftime of the Missouri game Saturday. The Cornhuskers were trailing the visiting Tigers, 23-18, at intermission. They huddled around a movie projector and watched some hastily-developed film of the opening moments of the game. Such an opportunity to detect first-half mistakes seemed to pay off. Nebraska moved up and down the field in the third quarter. The defense stymied what had been an effective Missouri offense. Nebraska gained 196 yards in the third period while holding Mizzou to a mere 10. The Huskers registered 11 first downs. Missouri didn't get a single one. There was just one problem. Despite the huge statistical edge. Nebraska scored just three points. "Missouri pulled out all the stops,’’. Cornhusker coach Tom .Osborne observed. “In addition to the long passes, which really hurt us, they tried an onside kickoff, an end around and some other tricky plays. Most of them worked. Most of our stunts didn’t” Nebraska pulled a new play from the bag of tricks — a lateral from quarterback Vince Ferragamo to wingback Dave Shamblin, who was in turn going to throw a pass. "The receiver is tight end Ken Spaeth," Osborne explained. "Some thought Spaeth was open for a minute. But Dave couldn’t see him and started to run. He had the first down and our drive was still going, but he was hit from behind and fumbled.” That play, and an interception of a Ferragamo pass moments later, sealed the Husk«'«’ doom. “The turnovers were disastrous." Osborne said. “It was one of those days when we fumbled away any real chance we had” Starting I-back Richard Berns didn't see action after two fumbles which .Missouri turned into touchdowns. "He was hurt and missed two Big 8 Standings Cenfvrtnc« All Games Season Record NEBRASKA (S-1-1) MISSOURI (M) 6 LSU 4 46 use ...................... 2S 45 Indiana 13 6 Illinois 31 64 TCU 10 Ohio State .... 21 17 Miami 9 24 No Carolina 3 24 Colorado 12 28 Kansas State 21 51 Kansas State 0 17 lowa State . . . 21 24 Missouri 34 34 Nebraska 24 _ 0 At Kansas 0 At Oklahoma State •’*' N Oklahoma State N Colorado N At Iowa State N At Oklahoma N Oklahoma N Kansas D At Hawaii days of practice this week,” 12-13 Osborne said. "Berns has had some very good days. Today just wasn’t one » of them. ” Osborne said the blocked extra point try after Nebraska’s first touchdown was the start of a ^** 2 ® frustrating day. ‘‘We were trying to play catchup from that time on. We 19.23 were forced into some two-point conversion triw. And yet we were never really able to put anything toegether with consistency. 21-23 "I told the team after the game.” Osborne added, “that some good comes from any adverse situation. If we learn from the experience and become a better team, it’s not all bad. We re still as well off as anybody in the league. Winning the conference race is still our goal.” Defensive coordinator Monte The sun is NU-MU How Scortd Timt Loft First Quarttr « 0-7 Woods 1 run Drive: 45 yards in 3 plays. Set up by Fitzgerald pass interception, highlighted by 44 pass from Woods to Stewart. Conversion; Gibbons kick. 6-7 K..Smith recovered blocked punt in endzone Drive: 0 yards In 0 plays. Montgomery punt blocked by Valasek. Conversion; kick blocked. 10:21 6:51 Pan Receiving ............................No. Thomas ...................3 Shamblin ............... 1 Malito.......................4 Spaeth.......................2 Stewart .....................2 Donnell ................... I Twellman ..........................0 1 1 Linobackors Jelm...................................5 2 7 Hodge ..............................1 5 6 Kirkpatrick ....................3 2 5 Backs Yds. 34 5 69 37 43 3 Carter ................... Banta..................... M. Newman........ T. Newman......... Fitzgerald........... Calabrese............. Leavitt ................. 6 3 3 1 2 2 2 Nebraska..................2 Oklahoma...............2 Colorado................’..2 Missouri ...................2 Oklahoma State ...2 Iowa State................1 Kansas .....................1 2 Kansas State...........0 3 Saturday's Rosults Missouri 34, Nebraska 24 Oklahoma St. 31, Oklahoma Kansas 24, Kansas St. 14 Colorado 33, Iowa St, 14 This Wotk's Schtdult Nebraska at Kansas Kansas State at Iowa State Oklahoma at Colorado Missouri at Oklahoma State Ltssman Punting No. Yds. Ave. 3 132 44.0 Pant Returns No. Yds. Butterfield .............2 11 Kkkoff Retumi No. Yds. Borns ...................... 1 16 Stowart .....................2 32 Craig ........................ 1 16 Dtftnst UT AT TT Lintmtn Fultz ..............................4 5 9 Pruitt .............................. 3S1 Pullen............................. 2S7 Phillips ........................... 156 Andrews ......................... 235 Woinmostor ................. 1 0 1 Samuel........................... 0 11 Linabackars Wightman ..................... C. Pillen......................... 1 9 17 1 13 14 Carpenter ..................... 1 0 1 Backs Smith............................... 3 5 1 Harvey ........................... 1 34 ButtoHiold ..................... 0 4 4 Valasok........................... 1 2 3 J. Pillen......................... 1 0 1 Young ............................. 101 Missouri Offtns« Woods ........ Oansdill ... Ltibsm.... Lewis ........ Brown........ No. Yds. Avo. .... 15 .... IS .... 19 1 1 31 2.5 63 4.2 71 4.1 19 19.0 9 9.0 Panine No Co Yds PI Woods IS 6 191 0 uwis ........ 10 0 0 Pan Receiving No. Yds. Stowart.....................3 145 Uwls ...................... 1 22 Winslow ...................2 24 PnatiM No. Yds. Avo. ..6 242 40.3 Cornhusker Quotes Compiled by Iteve Sittier Wide roctivtr Qiuck MUilito On the loss — "It was oneh)f those days when the Lord did not want us to win. We played a tine game but we just had too many mistakes. This isn't the end of the world. We still are in the Big Eight race and are still going to go to the Orange Bowl. True, the national championship doesn't look too good, but we plan to go undefeated from here on. We've got a strong team with a lot of seniors who have tasted defeat before and have bounced back. Look at the LSU game, that was a big, big blow but we bounced back and we will bounce back again. We'll go home and think about it tonight and then look at the films tomorrow and then forget it. We are not going to let one game make or break our season." On the fumble recovery that set up the second touchdown — "It felt like about 14 guys jumped on top of me One Missouri guy grabbed my face mask and another hit me in the face and cut my nose." Did you think the attitude of the team was diftwwnt boforo this gam# — "No We had a good attitude, maybe even a little more fired up than usual. It was really no different than any other week." Dtftiiilvt tacklf Mikt Fultz On the 9t-yard seeing play - "I turned around and saw him J Stewart) catch it and then it seemed like a 1,000 yards passed by as I watched him run. There was no real fake, it was just pot luck." What is your impression of Missouri's highly-loufod offtnsivo tacklos? -• "Thoy are good ballplayers. You have to watch the films and then rate who had the better game, but they are good players." Offtiitivt facklt Mb Lingtfifolttr On the (tefeat — "We just beat ourselves. So many mental mistakes, fumblev leaving the ball all over the place. Hell, I was offside one time and killed a drive. We came out the second half and kicked their butts but could not get it in the end zone. You can't expect to beat Missouri when you make so many mistakes. But they get one lucky play. You would not tael as bad if they physically beat you, but they didn't. We win as a team and lose as • team and we just came out on the short end of the stick." Dtftnilvt back Davt Butttrflalfl On the first long pass ft Jte Sttwart "That was another mixup. I should have dropped off on that play and I didn't." Old it surprise ytu that Fete Wttds sfarfad insftad tf Steve FIsarkiewiczf - "No, not really. As soon as they ran the first play we knew Woods would be in there. Zark may throw the ball with a littia more on it, but they are both good." PaM iaterfeptioas Na. Yds. Fitzgerald........ 1 25 Kirkpatrick....... I 7 KkkirffRetiinf Nt. Yds. ^wart .....................S 54 Lewis ............... 2 <1 m nliit .Holiday Pro Footbtll - St. ^Il V. Waskiiigttii, I p m., rjDOSi.' • HI lelese h^eeerti BeNtrs • Inter l<ea Car s-lrtAt-Vati ferelpCirs e • Ceftem Mf-fHe lenáer Meddae J • Shed Spedalf AIS Af.N ^ iMtaMeëee Mad Cart MR. MUITLER 1300N.4tth 467-4359 Ma.4ffb nr; UftriMl WARRANTY TOTHIOUO.OWNIR milMSTAUATION WHUUWAIT Sacand Quarter Anthany 1 run Drive: 53 yards in 6 plays. Highlighted by 36 run by Anthony (fumbled after 15 yards, recovered on MU 4 by Malito). Conversion; pass failed. Winslow 9 pass from Woods Drive; 71 yards in 14 plays. Highlighted by 22 pass from Woods to Lewis and 14 run by Woods. Conversion; kick failed. Woods 1 run Drive: 20 yards in 2 plays. Set up by Twellman fumble recovery after kickoff. Conversion: Gibbons kick. Ferragamo 1 run Drive: 16 yards in 5 plays. Set up by Craig fumble recovery after Nebraska punt. Conversion: pass failed. Gibbons 25 fiold goal Drive: 68 yards In 10 plays. Highlighted by 32 run by Dansdill. Third Quarter Eveland 21 field goal Drive; 78 yards in 13 plays. Highlighted by Ferragamo passes to Thomas (19) and Malito (26). Kiffin summed it up. going to come up tomorrow. It didn’t come up today. But you have to go on — and that’s what we’ll do, with dedication.” Fourth Quarttr Evoland 20 fiold goal Drive: 57 yards in 8 plays. Highlighted by 19 run by Donnell and 16 pass from Ferragamo to Spaeth. Stowart 91 pass from Woods Drive: 94 yards in 3 plays. Loss and penalty put MU on the 2 with third and 14. Conversion: Stewart pass from Woods. 24-34 Gibbons 34 fiold goal Drive; 8 yards in 4 plays. Set up by Kirkpatrick pass interception. 24-23 24-31 12:39 7:23 6:46 2:19 :0I 10:10 14:57 12:53 1:19 1. Michigan (7-0) daf. Indiana, 35-0. Naxt gamo, Minnesota. 2. Pittsburgh (7-0) def. Navy, 45-0. Naxt game, Syracuse. 3. Nebraska (5-1-1) lost to Missouri, 34-24. Noxt gamo, Kansas. 4. UCLA (6-0-1) def. California, 35-19. Noxt gamo, Washington. 5. Oklahoma (S-1-1) lost to Oklahoma State, 31-24. Next game, Colorado. ' 6. Maryland (7-0) def. Duke, 30-3. Next game, Kentucky. *9. Southern California (S-1) def. Oregon State, 56-0. Next game, California. I. Ttxas Tach (5-0) dif. Arizona, 52-27. Naxt gamo, Texas. 9. Ohio Staff (5-1-1) dot. Purdue, 24-3. Next game, Indiana. 10. Georgia (6-1) def. Kentucky, 31-7. Next game, Cincinnati. II. Florida (S-1) daf. Toniwssoo, 20-18. Noxt game. Auburn. 12. Notre Dame (S-1) def. South Carolina, 13-6. Next game Navy. V B ig EiGó 13. Texas (3-1-1) dof. SMU, 13-12. Naxt flame, Texas Tech. 14. Houston (4-2) lost to Arkansas, 14-7. Noxt game, TCU. 15. Arklnsas (4-1) dot. Houston, 14-7. Noxt game, Rico. ! 16. Iowa State (5-2) lost to Colorado, 33-14. Noxt game, Kansas State. 17. Missouri (5-2) 'dot. Nebraska, 34-24. Noxt dkmt, Oklahoma State. • 18. Alabama (5-2) ¡dot. Louisville, 24-3. Noxt gumo, Mississippi Stato. 19. South Carolina (5-3) lost to Notre Damo, 13-6. Naxt gamt. North Carolina Stata. 20. 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