The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on November 3, 1963 · Page 37
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 37

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, November 3, 1963
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,T ' ' - * Scrimmage Line Boston—M Smith—N ^Touchdown Missouri’s Gary Lane fires a d Columbia, Mo —Nebraska coach Bob Devaney showed remarkable restraint in the dressing room when the subject of the officiating in Nebraska’s 13-12 victory over Missouri came up in the dressing room. The officials had a bad day in the sense there were a lot of debatable calls and Devaney and Missouri coach Dan Devine did a lot of debating with the men in the striped shirts. The officials were probably right on every call, but it was the kind of game in which situations came up to rile the fans and coaches. The biggest one came just before the half when no one knew for sure what down it was. Nebraska had the ball with a first down on the NU 33. Quarterback Dennis Claridge threw a pass to Willie Ross for a three yard loss. Then Ross ran around end for five yards, but a holding penalty nullified the play and it was second down on the Husker 17. Claridge then ran around the end for seven yards and a personal foul was called on Missouri. Nebraska got the gain of seven and a penalty against Missouri and the play was nullified. But after Bob llohn gained a yard and the dowm marker showed third down Missouri began to squawk. A long delay followed. The officials changed the down marker to fourth, then back to third. The explanation by the Big Fight’s director of officials, John Waldorf, who watched the game along with Big Fight commissioner Wayne Duke, was that the penalty came during the play and not between downs, hense the play was nullified. if the penalty had been called after the whistle blew, then the down would have counted. The officials also were too slow for the fans in calling an incomplete pass when a fumble followed and in calling a fumble on a dead ball. The only thing Devaney complained about was a penalty on a substitution for delaying the game. Devaney said normally they call a time out. As for the game itself, Devaney, who enjoyed a ride off the field, said it was typical in a way. “Fvery game we play we have to hammer it out before we can get anything done.” Devaney called Missouri quarterback Gary Lane a “fine” player and a “runner with good speed.” In defenslng the passing whiz, Devaney said they had to play him ioose when the Tigers were in a shotgun offense, that is with the quarterback back and the line spread. The Buskers also unveiled the shotgun for the first time as well as a quarterback draw. The quarterback draw, where the passer fades to pass then runs straight ahead, ironically was “stolen” from Missouri and proved to be a vital play in the Buskers’ next to last possession. “We watched Missouri run the quarterback draw in the films and we thought it was 1 Photos | I by ! Boh Gorham Web Bay Frank O'Neill ■mwmm a goon piay so we pul it in,” Devaney said. Missouri offered the Buskers plenty of passing room with an e i g h t-man front much of the afternoon, but the Buskers chose to take advantage of it in another way. Devaney said they were able to trap the Tigers with their eight-man front and this helped the running game which obviously was the difference. Devaney heaped praise on Claridge for his signal calling and on Johnson for the fine play at fullback and just about everybody. The only thing about the Buskers’ play which Devaney seemed to be displeased with was the fielding of punts which he described as poor. Be said that would take some checking over. * Asked if the club would be able to get out of the clouds to take on Kansas next week, Devaney said: “I hope these kids have enough common sense to play them one game at a time. Kansas will be out for revenge for sure.” The Buskers defeated Kansas 40-16 at Lawrence last season. Kecord Crowd At Missouri Columbia, Mo. — The crowd originally was announced at 52,000 for the Nebraska-Missouri game here Saturday. But Athletic Director at Mizzou, Don Faurot, said Vhat was impossible. After a check the number was changed to 50.500 which was still a record. The stadium was enlarged this year. . . . And Nebraska’s Kent MeCloughan steals it to shut off Missouri’s last bid in the fourth quarter. *k'UMlimHllimil!llllll AlllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllllMIHIMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIifll flllllllllllHIIIIIIHIIIIIilllllinillllllllllllllllllllllllllllSIPli llllllllllllllllllllllilllllllllll! |III|||||!I!IIII!IIIIII!I1IIIIHIIIS|||IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII!I]|!I!! lllllllllltttlllt!MflllllN|IIIIIUIIINtllllllllllHtlllllHI1ll1fl1 IMIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIVIIIIlltlltl IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIM!!!"llllllllllllltllllllllllltllMliir fllllllllll^ W* ................... _ _ __ _ . § Tigers’ Fourth-Quarter Comeback: a 52-Yard Scoring Pass Missouri rallied in the fourth quarter with this touchdown pass from Gary Lane to Ken Boston, who outsprinted the Husker secondary to make the score 13-12. Top Officials In Press Box Columbia, Mo. — The top Big Eight officials were press box occupants for the Missouri-Nebraska contest. Big Eight executive director Wayne Duke and supervisor of officials John Waldorf attended the key Big Eight tilt. Duke will be in L i n c o 1 n next Saturday for the Kansas-Nebraska game. 7 Pro Scouts Watch Huskers Columbia, Mo. — Scouts from seven professional teams — five from the NFL and two from the AFL — viewed the Missouri-Nebraska game. The St. Louis Cardinals, New York Giants, Philadelphia Eagles. Minnesota Vikings, San Francisco 49ers, Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills were here to look for future pro prospects. Husker Harriers Lose al Missouri Columbia, Mo. — The Uni- ersity of Missouri cross eoun- lv team defeated Nebraska Saturday morning 15-47 as Robin Lingle set a record pace of 14:46.1 over the three mile course. The Tigers raced to a clean sweep, taking the first six places. The results: 1. Robin Lingle, M\ 14:4*». 1: 2. Roy Bryant, M. 15:15; 3. Randy Holt, M, 1 >:20; 4, Harold Topper. M, 15:27; 5. Darryl Muhrer. M, 15:31; 6. Jerry Mathis, M, 13:39; 7. Peter Scott. N. 15:43; 8, Tarry Toothakor, N, 16:21; 9, Stewart Tucker. N. 16:25; 10. Ray Nethea, M, 16:26: 11, Jim Wendt, N, 16:53; 12, Tucker Lillis. N, 16:55. iiiitiiiiitfiiiiiiiiiit iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimiiniiniiiiiii imiiiiimmiimiiiiiimiim imiiimiiiiiiimiimiiii'itii iiiiimmiiiniiminnmmii iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiii'; Last Bid Turned Back November 3, 1903 ______________________LINCOLN St NOW JOI HWI, \M> M \H 3D Devaney Unruffled by Officiating rtson Olivet - M Boston—M RUDY JOHNSON: Here’s Start of His Great Day Against Tigers m Cornhusker Rudy Johnson dodges two Tigers, then one halts him after a 32-yard gain. First-quarter run started Johnson on his way to 126 yards gained for the day.

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