The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 26, 1961 · Page 39
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 39

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 26, 1961
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- ST V "W ,". - - vvnnrwu - ' SI I . m m mm v mmm mu m m m ui rr - . - jr w m m rt 'BiH - No By Don Bryant Nebraska football coach Bill Jennings acted like a man with a future but one he isn't sure about after his Husker team had blown a 14 - 0 lead and lost 21 - 14 to Oklahoma Saturday afternoon. With his contract due to expire on Jan. 15, Bill may have skippered his last Nebraska game. But he didn't make any announcements about the future during his meeting with the press, following the game. 'I haven't seen anybody about anything in the future," Bill said. "I'm going home and going to bed." No Assumptions Asked if he was going on the assumption he would or would not be the coach next fall particularly because "" siisti: V Stuewe makes terrific Comm of recruiting Jennings answered: "I'm not going on any assumptions. There's the squad banquet Monday night that's next." Jennings has also accepted some banquet talks next month. Told that Tippy Dye, Wichita athletic director and the top candidate for the vacant Nebraska job, was in town for an interview, tour and the game, Bill said: 'I didn't know that." In regard to the fame it - self, Jennincfs said he "didn't know how to explain" the dif. terence in the two halves. That's just the came of football, I guess," he said. ine Cornhusker coach, con trary to reports from som nf his players, said, "We didn't cnange anything at the half." NU assistant coach Kelley and Twister Gets First TD Wlttt) Rom twists ovec ioc w xi ui jujjjun iu nam oar a oooners catch between two Sooner defenders for 26 - yard gain. itments "We didn't try fo sit on it we played like it was even," he said. "Our team went after them as well as they knew how, and as well as we have coached them. "I'd have loved to have gone out 21 - 0 at halftime, but we didn't." Bill said the 15 - yard penalty and the quick pass for the first QU touchdown early in the 3rd quarter "hurt a lot." He thought Nebraska in the first half "played as eood as we have all year. We had two touchdowns that were lost (Don Purcell dropped a pass in the end zone and Dennis Stuewe couldn't hang on to a long pass in the open.) Asked if he would term the 1961 season a "disappoint ment" after looking back on the schedule, Jennings said: "Uisappointing Season" referee exchange viewpoints, flrsjt Cornhuftkeir toncbdowo About Future "Sure it was a disappointing season. It's disappointing when you lose one game and if you only win 3 it's that much more disappointing." Jennings said he went on the field to talk to Referee Cliff Ogden just before the Oklahoma winning touchdown because, "I just hate to see them move the ball around a lot before measuring for a first down it makes them look bad and it just isn't right." Asked if he would say anything about the Sooners (players and their game). Jennines replied: "I have nothing to say about Oklahoma." Participants in a long - standing feud, Jennings and Wilkinson didn't even break stride at midfield during post - same formalities. Jennings walked by, shook Bud's hand, said, "Nice game," and Wilkinson said, "thanks." Then Sooner plavers swooped their coach up on and hauled him toward the dressing room. Jennings trudged by him self toward the NU Field House, perhaps for the final time. Banquet To Honor Huskers James G. (Jimmy) Conzel - man, long associated with the sports world but now an ad vertising executive in St. Lou is, will be the principal speaker at the annual Corn - husker football dinner at the University Club Monday night. The University of Nebraska football squad and coaches will be honored. Conzelman started his sports career at Washington University in 1916. He was a member of the Great Lakes Naval Training Station football team which played and won the Rose Bowl game on January 1, 1919. He coached the Chicago Cardinals in 1940 - '41 - '42, then joined the St. Louis Browns baseball club as assistant to the president. He was with the Browns when they won their only American League pennant in 1944. Conzelman rejoined the Chicago Cardinals in 1946. The next season the Cardinals won the professional football title and in 1948 the western division crown. Lattner Heads Optimist Fete Johnny Lattner, former Notre Dame star, will be featured speaker when the Optimist clubs of Lincoln honors University of Nebraska's football squad next Sunday. The Optimists will present iropmes to, the Huskers' out id rising nneman ana out - SSWftW.ra coacnes. There will be large permanent trophies for the N Clnh room in the Coliseum and smaller trophies for perma - nent possession of the win - ners. The banquet will be held at the Cornhusker Hotnj sa. room, starting at 6:00 p.m. Neither Coach Said Much It Bud Wilkinson and Bill Jennings exchanged words following the OU - NU game, their mid - field meeting must have set a record for brevity. After the short handshake, Wilkinson's players carried him off the field. Wait Til Next Year Nebraska football fans who like to look ahead are offered this schedule for 1962: South Dakota, at Michigan, Iowa State, North Carolina State, Kansas State, at Colorado, Missouri, at Kansas, Oklahoma State, at ujuanoma. November 26. 1961 1 1 vrnt w run - e - , - .,. lw: ih - g&i Purcell Bill Photos by Bob Gorhaiu Frank O'Neill Web Rav Willis Van Sickle Bob McKay . . w , Umck Jerk Husker halfback WUlie Boss flailed at Sooner halfback Jimmy Carpenter with a forearm during a 3rd quarter pileup in front of the NU bench. Officials didn't see the plow, but Coach Bill Jennings did and jerked Ross out of the game for a spell. Big Flip, Six other Nebraska seniors joined tri - captains Don Purcell, Mick Tingelhoff and Pat Clare for the pre - game coin clip, which was won by the Huskers. Other seniors were Dick McDaniel, Dallas D y e r George Haney, Gene Ward, Pat Salerno and Bon Meade. Small Band Due to Thanksgiving vacation, the NU band was at half - strength. .v - j :vr: L - tN. V'w - '.4 - V3K im 5iri J iA : i iiiiimiimiiiimiiiniiiin'iiimiiiiiiiiiitHiiiiiiini 1 1 f V M 1 i battles McCoy and pass drops Jennings ... all alone and feelin' blue. - ill J kvyr - - ,, . , I oir Firnt Downs Rushinf 17 4 r ir iMwm Fusing Furtt Dhwim by Penalties Total First Dowu .... Number Attem w Kuching Yard Gamed Hushing ., Yards I .oat Ruhin 2 0 0 1 m Id 27 12 24 , Net Yards Galnl Ru thine 'UM numow Faiawa AtUmiptHd .... 17 7 4 Number Passe Had Inutrocpic K Yards G.toed PsssiDf 0 lis 44 115 0 t 7 6 : 3 23 3 J a 35 1 nuniovr nay nusiuoc ad Passing Total Offense Ysntsg ...j Number opponents Passes Intercepted Kt Yard Intercept! eea viHrn , Number Tim Pu - ImI Number Punts Had Blocked runun Averacr, Yards T7S uimxfr runu Kfturned 3 Number KnkU Hrturni 3 Nrt Ysrds Kitkoffa HHurwd &5 Number Times Finalized 3 Total Yard Pnallsd 11 Number Times Fumbled J Number Own Fumbles Last 1 Oklahoma a ii Nebraaks 1 1 au Nt' - OU JwOW raCOrSSI Flrnt Quarter X(ws 2 plume I'A r - M aa kick 7 - 0 7:59 !urcell (2$ t. IdntUf ) t 12 1 28 11 09 10 W PAT - Mfde (kk) Third Wuarter Payne (39 pss IromJ Fax I PT - Jarmsn kicfc) Carpenter t run PA T - J arm a kitk Foartli Quarter Carpenter l jun PAT - Uarman tku Nebraska Jtl'SHINQ 14 - 7 1414 Att. Gai Less arcU ............. 33 JofeBSMtj .............. 38 4 Oametat , 9 10 34 3 Net 34 3 S 31 PAAKtNU U 11 lr.A amm i ' 110 Mee - Je 110 4 Purcell 1 0 0 P.VS SFf'CIVlNO . .. Yds. TD Miumw . .1 3a 0 Mclteniel jm n Cisi - Jdw i t 8 Pl'NTlNO Ns. A. i m - i KICKOFP RfTl'RNg Ns. Yd. ttif 4iMf at '3 ' w pi nt mwwm . .nt 1 incomplete. - Oklahoma ai'SHINO AM. Gala Nt 17 79 1 Carpenter ..31 78 1 19 70 10 McQeUaa S Beatus S Bou r; 1 rAMtfNa Mni. fete. Yds. 3 t l u Carpenter 3 PASS BKCHTV1NO m. Yds. TD Carpenter 1 to McClellan , , 31 0 Psyas. R. 1 30 i PINTINQ No. A. Taylor ., . ., 4 ?.f KKKOFP RFTt'KNS Na. Yd. Paae . X :7 Carpenter . If PINT KETTRNS We. lis. Ueers Nebraska teH Jim Left tarklee - tianr Moate Kufm. Lett suard IXallas Dyer. Centers M I f k Tutsethorl. Haney. Htm MKrhka. Ktrtot guardija Carl, R..H non, Jed Hotjd. Hicfat tnitl. tltvuA VtmM. R. Kiabt esd - iu k McDaiuei. Pat iakr - m. lrry Tomim - on. ttaiarierBac - kfr - lenw Ctan4ge R Left haltbsfks Budy idiom. Mt CaiUhan. Kifbt kalfbarks - tVnni nn tiw.r. M Virm aiibacfe BUJ Comt"k. Willi til TIMniMl. Inw kumu tMftclalsrefer. C1X1 Osxien. WicMtel t . If. KtUSI. LMM MiUBeSl line Oklahoma Left Paul Jirfm Bentea Left Vth.te L!t Ward. C4 (ters W Le. Jny Tattwn iwMae Jarntaa. Ci'(nmi. JiiiitTiy Payne. KtaM tarklea - Tunt Com. liamtm Kisbt eada - ltal Pentu. Urn Mi Left Car faytof.

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