The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 31, 1965 · Page 30
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Lincoln Sunday Jouma! and ^tar Octoiicr 1!, mn Twist, Shake, Block Goes Harry Wilson Husker Hariy Wilson is in a pocket of Tigers (1 ) but a twist and a shake shed two tacklers (2, 3). Frank Solich’s crisp block (4, 5) sets Wilson free . . . ‘DIDN’T PANIC Devaney Lauds Cornhuskers For Long Comeback Drives Columbia. Mo, ~ Bob Devaney-coached teams have had few opportunities to come from behind, but on the occasions when they have had the chance they generally have done it. “The last time I was behind 14-0 and won was while I still was at Wyoming and we trailed Brigham Young, 14-0, and still won in 1958,” Devaney recalled for sports writers in a post-game session after ^Kssouri here Saturday afternoon. “We might have been behind Miami by 14 in the Gotham Bowl game,” he chuckled. “But we were ahead, behind and tied so many times in that one that I never did know for sure what the score was until the game was over.” Nebraska won that one, 36-34. Devaney was asked to compare his team’s comeback Saturday with the one against Minnesota a year ago which Devaney, at that time, had labeled the greatest comeback he had seen. “This was a different type comeback than that one,” he replied. “In that one, we came back on a couple of long strikes. “I don’t want to take anything away from that comeback at Minnesota, but I think this one was tougher because we did this the hard way by driving long distances for the scores.” Devaney said the main concern for the Buskers when they trailed 14-0 early in the pme was that they not panic. “We felt that we couldn’t panic,” he explained. “And although it may have looked like we did when our quarterbacks threw a couple of w'ild passes, 1 don’t think we did panic. “We just had to remember that we had scored 37 and 38 points in games before and we couldn’t feel we were beaten just be- Coach Bob Devaney gives co-captain Mike Kennedy a hand-shake of congratulations and gratitude in Husker dressing room. cause we gave up two touchdowns in the first quarter. “I don’t want to start many games that way, however,” he chuckled. “Once we settled down and found we could run on them I think we felt we could score without taking too many gambles,” the happy Husker coach c o n- tinued. Devaney credited the play calling and the option plays of quarterback Fred Duda plus the defensive comeback as being key factors in the Husker win. “Duda was running the option real well and he was running Solich over the right side behind our tackles (Dennis Carlson and J i m Brown) well,” he said. “I should have let F r e d call all the plays,” he continued. “He made a great call on the option pLay that set up the touchdown while I guessed wrong more times than I guessed right when I was calling them. “Our defense did a real fine job in the second half, he praised. “It was mainly our offense in the first half and our defense in the second half.” The NU coach explained that no major clianges were made in the Husker defenses after the two quick Missouri touchdowns. “We just stuck to our ruuning defenses a little more,” he pointed out. “We tried to vary our defense with what we found they were doing, but we didn’t gamble as much with our defense as we have in the past. Devaney credited M i s - souri quarterback Gary Lane with causing much of the Husker defensive problems. “His running caused us problems,” he said. “He played a great game and we had trouble stopping him. Lane did a tremendous job.” ^llllltllllllililllilllillllllllilllllllllllllllillllllllllllllL' I MU-NU I I Figures | !illltlllllllllllllllllllllllillllllllilllinillilllilllllllll(r Oops! One face-mask grab deserves another, say NU’s Rick Coleman (62) and Missouri’s Charlie Brown (22). V I Player Missouri RUSHING Att. Yds. Lane — ..................... S 64 Reese ,.. (»0 Brown .., ....................... 11 Phelps ....................... 5 4 Denny .. ..................... 1 -1 Player PASSING Att. Comp. Int. Yds. l.ane.. 12 6 1 91 Carr 2 0 1 0 Player RECEIVING No. Yds. Phelps 9 41 Waller ......................... .1 37 Brown . ......................... 113 Player PUNTING .No. Ave. West 6 40.0 Player Nebraska RUSHING Att. Yds. Duda .... 76 Wilson 74 Solich 61 Winters , 20 Kirkland ................. 6 21 Tatman ................. 6 14 Player PASSING Att. Comp. Int. Yds. Duda 18 .5 2 52 Churchich 2 0 0 0 Player RECEIVING No. Yd:?. White 9 25 Jeter ................................ 2 20 Wilson ....................... 1 7 Player PUNTING No. Ave. Kirkland 39.4 Kuehl 33.0 ... Until other Tigers stop him on two#yard line. Run set up first NU score. gHiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiimi(iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiimiiiiiniiiiiiimiiiiiiimiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii(iiiiiiiiNiiiiiiiiiiiiifiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiMiiiiiMiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiHi2i Husker s’ Game-Winning Field Goal With Wayne Weber holding, Husker Larry Wachholtz kicks 26-yard field goal against Missouri. Devine Prai^s MG Effort, Calls Nebraska ^Better Than I Thought’ Columbia. Mo.—The Nebraska winning streak is now seven games. And growing right along with it are two other streaks of equal duration. These other two always come in the opponent’s dressing room. They are the vanquished foe’s appraisal of the NU quarterback option play as the real killer and the complimentary remarks of the players and coaches directed toward the Huskers. “I’ll tell you, Nebraska is even better than I thought.” an emotionally drained Missouri coach Dan Devine said. “And our boys made the finest effort of any team I’ve had since I started coaching. “We made some technical mistakes. I’m sure Nebraska did too. I don’t blame our boys. If it’s anybody’s fault, it’s mine.” “They are the best team we have played this year.” JoTinny Roland, the tigers’ tremendous defensive back, said, "What hurt us most was not containing (Fred) Duda on the option play. He constantly made the big play for them. “On that long run, setting up their second down, Solich made a heckuva fake up the middle.” It was all the same from the other players. A couple of comments were: Gary Lane: “They’re a heckuva ball club.” Monroe Phelps: “We knew they had a real good team and found it out t o d a y. There’s not much to say at a time like this. We just came out on the short end.” Charlie Brown; “They are not over-rated . . . they’re real good.” Devine was disappointed over one call, a personal foul on one of his Tigers for swearing which helped the Huskers get into range for the winning field goal. The boy told Devine he was talking to himself and not to an official. It came imniediatelv aft- The Lineups Nebraska OFFENSE LE—Jeter, Casey. LT—Carlson. LG—Allers. C—Petersen. RG—Osberg, Meylan. RT—Brown. RE—White, Richnafsky. QB—Duda, Churchich, Weber. LH—Winters, Kirkland. RH—Wilson, Gregory, FB—Solich, Tatman. DEFENSE LE—Patton, Casey. LT—Czap, McCord. LG—Murphy, Strohmyer. C—Kennedy. RG—Senkfa^il, Coleman. RT—Barnes. Stith. RE—Zimmer. Janik. QB-Wachholtz. LH—Johnson, Kuehl, RH—Carstens. FB—Mueller, Vactor. Missouri OFFENSE LE-West, Whitaker. LT-Peay. LG—Eader. C—Kistner. RG—Van Dyke. RT-Alüson. RE—Waller. QB—Lane, Bates, Carr... LH—Brown, Thorpe. RH—Phelps, Denny. FB—Reese. DEFENSE LE—Washington. Darnaby. LT—Van Dyke, Mungai. LG—W. Powell. C—Bernsen. RG—Frieders. RT—Snyder. RE—Sc'huppan, Lynn. QB—Grossnickle. LH—Roland. RH—Boston. FB—Ziegler, R. Powell. er Charlie Winters had grabbed a first down at the Tiger 32. The foul moved the ball to the Missouri 17. “It’s unfortunate t h a t a play that doesn’t involve the ball being snapped decides the football game,” Devine said softly. “It was too bad. Inches came awfully hard out there. And this was the third time in games between us that there was something like this and this kind of stuff is getting me down.” Then Devine shrugged. “Oh, let’s forget it. It was too fine a football game to detract from Nebraska’s victory and our effort. “Let me add one thing. Even if the penalty wasn’t called, you wouldn’t know what would happen, Nebraska might have gotten a touchdown instead.” .\s to a turning point in the game, he said with a wry smile. “It came when Harry Wilson decided to enroll at Nebraska. “Nebraska on the whole is a talented and poised team,” he added. “Look at the way they came back.” t ■

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