The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 3, 1965 · Page 24
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 24

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 3, 1965
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Flip-Flop \ Play Scores Two for NU BUSKERS ROMP, 44-0 Zippity Duda Zips Again U'l N—OudaN. By HAL BROWN Nebraska football coaches may be finding the 1965 football season just a weekly series of problems, b u t the problem facing them next week wiU be much more pleasant than the one they battled last week. pleasant problem than the one faced last week of trying to correct a leaky pass defense that cropped np against the Air Force. The big problem for Husker coaches this week was set up by the performances of quarterbacks Fred Duda and Bob Churchich in racking up the worst beating a Nebraska team has handed Iowa State since 1922 when NU won, 54-6. The Huskers changed the plot for their third win of the season before a record crowd of 54,125 including 3,800 high school musicians for Band Day. In the first two wins, Nebraska had gotten off to big first quarter leads, then watched the leads diminish as the game progressed. Saturday was different. After a 04) first quarter score, Husker fans may have begun to worry about the second quarter slump that had plagued the Scarlet and Cream gridders in the two opening wins. But they needn’t have worried as Duda, who was injured in the Iowa State game at Ames a year ago, made a serious bid to regain his starting quarterback berth from incumbent Churchich whom he had been unable to unseat since Churchich took over following the serious leg injury to Duda. Behind tough blocking up front, the Huskers rolled to 501 yards—294 rushing and 207 passing with Harry Wilson gaining 69, Pete Tatman 62 and Charles Winters 50. Meanwhile the NU de- fense, itung by criticism that the Black Shirts were being tainted by recent performances, stopped the Cyclones with only 44 yards on the ground and 30 through the air. But it was Duda, a spunky quarterback who drives the Cornhuskers, who got the Big Red machine rolling after Churchich had failed to generate an offense in the first quarter. Unable to move the first four times they had the ball, NU coach Bob Devaney inserted Duda into the quar­ terback slot early In tho second quarter after the Larry Wachholtz left Cyclone tacklers strewn across the field in returning a punt Continued on Page 4C, Col. 1 ★ ★ Statistics NEB. First downs .............. 27 Rushing yardage ... .294 Passing yardage ... 207 Passes .......................15*28 Passes intercepted by I Punts ..................... 5-35 Fumbles lost ............ 1 Yards penalised .......57 IS 7 44 30 4-lS 0 9-45 5 30 End-zone sequence camera catches the wild play which gave Nebraska two points. Tony Jeter catches Fred Duda’s pass (1, 2) but loses the ball when tackled (3. 4) . . v'*»': Vxv. x-o-v* 'vf y^.vV. x \wmm\ jh x'-.« . ibiiiumiiii. • • .-.»-.w. • • ......................... ..................... ................................ ....... . . . Iowa State’s Dennis Esselmann steals the loose ball, starts to run but s lips behind his own goal line and is nailed for a safety by Pete Tatman. JUs ISU Again, And Fredas Back By LARRY DENNIS It has been a long year for Fred Duda, who awoke on an October Sunday morning in 1964 in an Ames, la., hospital bed and read newspaper headlines which screamed that he might never play football again. “A doctor was standing right there and he said not to believe it, and since then I never thought that I wouldn’t play,” Fred said Saturday after sparking Nebraska to a 44-0 triumph over Iowa State. It was against the Cyclones last season that Duda suffered the shattered leg that cut short his junior year of competition and threatened to sideline him for good. He has been working at a comeback ever since. “Isn’t that irony for you,” assistant coach George Kelly said in the locker room. “Last year Bob Churchich rescued Duda in the I o w a State game, and this year Duda rescued him.” Fred, who declares h i s leg does not bother him a bit, took over in the second quarter after Churchich and the Huskers stuttered at the beginning. Before the half he had tossed an eight-yard touchdown pass to Dennis Richnafsky and a perfect 26- yarder to Freeman White sandwiched around a twisting four-yard touchdown run which he made himself. He contended there was no special incentive just because this was Iowa State. “I don’t think I was pointing toward this game more than any other one,” he said. “I just wanted to play. I hadn’t played too much in the first two games. 1 got in this one early, and I just wanted to do a good job.” He knows* Saturday’s showing does not give him a lock on a starting berth, but be is hopeful. How They Scored Iowa State ........ 0 0 0 Nebraska .......... 0 16 21 ScoreHow Scored 0 - 0 7—44 Time Left Second Quarter N 7, IS 0 Richnafsky. from Duda. PAT—Wachholtz N 14. IS 0 Wilson, PAT—Wachholtz N 16. IS 0 Safety 8 pass 11:24 kick good. 4 run 7:39 kick good. — Tatman Esselman in end 0:21 tackles zone. Third Quarter N 23. IS 0—Duda, 4 run 10:35 PAT—Wachholtz kick good. N 30, IS 0 White, 27 pass from Duda 10:12 PAT—Wachholtz kick good. N 37, IS 0 Winters, 2 run 5:34 PAT—Wachholtz kick good. Fourth Quarter N 44, IS 0 Winters, 2 run 6:31 PAT—Wachholtz kick good. “I just hope I can play a lot more,” he said. “B u t it’s up to the coach.” Churchich was disappointed in his early performance, but he returned to quarterback the second unit in the third quarter and atoned for his earlier sins, driving it to one touchdown and finishing the day with seven completions in 13 tries for 95 yards. Duda hit eight of 15 for 112 yards and those two six- pointers. “I think I was too tight mentally,” Churchich said. “I was pressing too much at the start.” He was happier with his third-quarter work, the first he ever had done in a game this season with the second- stringers. “They all moved the ball real well,” he said. “That’s a good unit.” Husker coach Bob Devaney was pleased at Duda’s showing, but he was not committing himself on any decision regarding the two field generals. “We’ll have to analyze the game after we see it on the films,” he said. “Duda’s been having a hard time in practice. He’s been throwing the ball badly. This should give him some confidence. He’s just tied himself in knots trying so hard. “Of course, Churchich has played some real fine football for us,” he pointed out. “We’ll just try to keep on using both of them to the best advantage according to the situation.” Devaney also expressed pleasure with third-string quarterback Wayne Weber, although he pointed out that both Weber and Churchich were instructed not to throw Continued on Page 3C, Col. 1 Four Black Marks Top Ten at A Glance By Associated Press 1. Texas, 3-0, beat Indiana, 27-12. 2. Purdue, 2-0-1, tied Southern Methodist, 14-14. 3. Nebraska, 3-0, beat Iowa State, 44-0. 4. Arkansas, 3-0, beat Texas Chri^ian, 28-0. 5. Louisiana State, 2-1, lost to Florida, 14-7. 6. Kentucky, 2-1, lost to Auburn, 23-18. 7. Michigan, 2-1, lost to Georgia, 15-7. 8. Notre Dame, 2-1, beat Northwestern, 38-7. 9. Michigan State, 3-0, beat Illinois, 22-12. 10. Georgia. 3-0, beat Michigan, lft-7* Badgers 16-13 Victors Statistics WiicoBsiB I<ma Finrt down« ..................... 8 12 Rushing yardage« ...........34 118 Paasing yardage ............ 124 95 Passes .............................. 23-10 28-10 Passes interoepted by ... 2 3 Punts ................................ 8-38.3 7-33.9 Fumble* last ................... 24 1 Yards penalized .............. 104 108 By CURT MOSIffiR Madison, Wis. — The Snook and Burt Show, which sounds like an old vaudeville act but was supposed to be more of an aerial circus performance, almost failed to materialize here Saturday, but Wisconsin’s Charlie Burt had just enough ham in him to save the show. The sophomore whiz, who came into the game as the nation’s No. 2 passer on total completions, came up with only 10 out of 23, but the last one carved out a football upset as the Badgers unloaded on Iowa, 16-13, before a Camp Randall Stadium crowd of 63,058. Burt, who brings his almost totally-unsupported air game to Nebraska next Saturday, earned Wisconsin i t s first victory of the campaign with 3:42 to play when he fired a 42-yard touchdown bomb to split end Louis Jung, who simply beat Iowa defender A1 Randolph down the sidelines. The long pass was almost out of character for Burt, who normally throws the short stuff. Wisconsin coach Milt Bruhn, a hulking sort of a man with a smile like your favorite uncle’s, acknowledged that this was the case. But he said the play was nothing new and that the Badgers have used it before. “We use it juit enough,” Big Milt aUowed. “We try to luU them to sleep, then throw it long.” So, Wisconsin won this game on two perfect plays. The first one, which put the Badgers in the lead with 6:52 gone in the first quarter, was a 49-yard punt return by Tom Continued on Pago IOC, Col. 1 Sandy Does It Again Dodgers Clinch Flag Minneapolis-St. Paul iPi ■— Sandy Koufax pitched the Los Angefies Dodgers into the World Series Saturday with his 26th victory but Don Drysdale will pitch the opener Wednesday against the Minnesota Twins’ Jim Grant before some 46,000 fans at Metropolitan Stadium. Because Wednesday is Yom Kippur, the most solemn day on the Jewish calendar, Koufax will respect his religion and remain out of action. Drysdale, the 23-game winner who has shared the heavy burden with Koufax all season, thus will get a chance for three' starts if the Series goes the seven-game route. The Dodgers’ victory over Milwaukee, after San Francisco had beaten Cincinnati 3-2, snuffed out the last chance of the Giants and Beif Read ii the SPORT RED SECTION C LINCOLN, NEBRASKA, OCT. 3, 1965 eliminated any possibility of a National League playoff that would have delayed the start of the Series. The Dodgers and 'Twins will play the first two games at Minneapolis-St. Paul Wednesday and Thursday. After an off day Friday for travel, they will resume the best-of-seven set at Dodger Stadium Saturday afternoon. All games will start at 1 p.m. local time and will be carried on network (NBC) radio and television. The Min­ neapolis-St. Paul area is on central standard time. Thus the first two games will start at 2 p.m. EST. The Dodgers’ eye-catching pitching pair of Koufax and Drysdale has made the National League champions the 13-10 favorites despite the booming power in the bats of Twin sluggers like Harmon Killebrew, Don Mincher, Bo'b Allison, Jimmie Hall and Tony Oliva. It was typical of the Dodgers’ scrambling style that they beat the Braves for the clincher on only two hlti with a walk, stolen base, error and a wild pitch and then got two mns when Brave pitchers walked two with the bases loaded. They were low in the majors in home runs and trailed in most of t h e power departments with a team average of .245. For the first time in many a year, key men on both clubs are leadoff hitters who play shortstop. Maury Wills with Jus bunts, stolen bases and daring base running typifies the Dodger attack. The brilliant Zoilo Versalles of the Twins is also a fine base runner and a brilliant fielder but he has blossomed out unexpectedly as a power hitter with 19 home runs. Sam Mele, the Twins’ man- Continued on Page 3C, Col. 4 Sports Slate Sunday Local Football — Comets v. Omaha, Seacrest Field, 70th and A. 4:30 p.m. Auto Racing—Super Modified», Midwest Speedway, 27th & Superior Sts., 7:30 p.m. Sunday Football —Packers v. Bears, 11:45 a.m. (6-10-11); Iowa State v. Nebraska fihns, 12 noon (3), 3 p.m. (10-11); Patriots v. Chiefs, 1:30 p.m. (3). Stays Undefeated Texas Tramples Indiana, 27-12 Glacken’s Passes Spur Duke, 41-21 Statistics Statistics Texai First downs ..................... 17 RoahiOK yarda«» ........... 257 Passing yardaC« ............. 107 Passes .......................... 9-23 Paas^ interoQited by ... 2 Punts ................................. 545.4 Fumble« lost ................... 2 Yards penalized ............... 61 iBdiaaa IS 144 147 9-25 2 8-36 1 80 Wyoming Stops Arizona, 19-0 Laramie, Wyo. Sophomore Jerry DePoyster kicked two field goals, one for 49 yards, as the Wyoming Cowboys defeated Arizona, 19-0, in a Western Athletic conference football game Saturdiyik Austin, Tex. (^— Top- ranked Texas’ vaunted defense leaked for two Indiana touchdowns Saturday night, but the Longhorns cranked up four scoring drives to whip the Hoosiers, 27-12, in an intersectional game. Texas, a three-touchdown favorite, held only a 7-6 lead midway of the second quarter, but rallied for two tallies in that period and another in the third quarter, pushing its record to 3-0. Indiana, which had trouble its first two games cranking up its offense, scored on touchdown passes of seven and G2 yards from Frank Stavroff to split end BiU Malinchak, who wears soccer shoes and no belt so he wfll carry less weight. A quartet of the Big Ten conference team’s backs aU so slashed the Texas defense for 144 yards, more than double what the Longhorns allowed in their first two games. Indiana .................................. 0 6 6 0—12 Texaa ..................................... 7 13 7 0-27 Tex—Harris 4 run (Conway kick) Ind—Malinchak 7 pass from Stavroff (kick failed) Tex--Stockt<M» 1 run (kick failed) Tex—Stockton Irun (kick failed) Ind—Malinchak 62 pass from Stavroff (paaa failed) Tex—Gennuaa 8 past from Knatynlk (Conway kick) First downs Rushing yardage Passing yardage Passes Passes intercepted by Punts Fumbles lost Yards penalized 20 193 237 11-17 0 6-40 1 49 Duke Ric« 16 94 193 13-32 3 4-36 2 5 Houston, T e X. (i!1 — Scotty Glacken bombed Rice University with four touchdown passes in the first half Saturday night as the Duke Blue Devils crushed the Owls, 4121, in intersectional football. Glacken completed nine o£ 13 passes for 254 yards and and four touchdowns. Duk« ................................... 14 a) 7 0—41 Rice ........................................ 0 14 0 7-a Duke—Dunaway 10 pass from Glackaa (CaldweU kick) _ Ouke—Dunaway 62 pass from Glackatt (Caldwell kick) Duke—Calabrese 1 run (tack failed) Rice— Lehman I run (Parker kick) £)uke—Devonshire 15 pass from Glad»* en (Caldwell kick) ^ • Rice—Latourette 20 pass from Ntchoip ■on (Parker kick) Duke—Dunaway 60 pass from GlackM (Caldwell kick) Duke—WilaoB 1 nm (CaldweU kick) Rice—Ldunaa 4 paaa fnm NiclnU««» (Parker kick) . AtUndiaiic« WWt

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