The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 30, 1956 · Page 13
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 13

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, September 30, 1956
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I 1 l M h llll HSM V M I R , B Pete Proud of His Boys Following Buck Onslaught Husker Courage Cited by Coach BY DICK BECKER Staff Sports Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio Solitary footsteps rang through the corridor leading into the Nebraska dressing room. Outside press representatives and well - wishers waited. Inside the dressing room there was quiet No one was talking. Finally the footsteps came to a halt. Pete Elliot's calm deliberation was over. Spoiled Birthday Nebraska's roach, his 30th birthday spoiled by Ohio State's behemoths had absorbed his first loss as a head coach, his first defeat here in Ohio Stadium and his first ioss as a coach since back in UN when Oklahoma bowed to Notre Dame and Pete was a Sooner assistant. It had been a M minute vigil. Dunn that time the blond Husker headman had talked quietly with his players He saw to their physical needs. He checked their wounds. He patted their backs. And then he publicly declared: 1 I m proud of them " Hp said it loudly and clearly. "We played a bad first half. k m to Win' "But. the kids went out to win in the second half. "As far as I'm concerned they don't have to make any apologies to anybody. ' The way they went after Ohio State in the second half takes real courage and I'm proud of them." Pete politely answered the question from the press - but you could MM bM MNtft was:, t in u. The hot dressing room sweat began to bead up on his brow. "Yes. Ohio State is a fine team - without any q m Tough Team v A Thomas iygL ' Vrs thej are physically tough, play ball well and make a minimum of mistakes. "Yes. they have a good offense. They can hit anywhere. No. I wouldn't care to sir..', - out a:;;, of their players. I'm too busy on Mfl Mde l the field to watch them closely. "Yes. Parker must be a great guard, although I can't say how g d he ; . v..c i . Garoe'i Break "The break9 I believe the touchdown on the blocked kick and their long runs did the most damage.'' Then the visiting press left. Pete sat down on a wooden bench. He still hadn't accepted defeat in his mind "It s a lot easier to fall apart than to come back the way our k;ds did. ' he said. "We just made too many mi NttN " Assistant Coach Dee Andros joined us and agreed. "You can t give them two or three easy touchdowns and win, he said. "We should have been in a close ball game with them. "But don't get me wrong, I think they have a real great football team. "We had some fine play. Laverne Torcron did an outstanding Job So did Don Rhoda and Jim Murphy. But we won't know the whole story until we see the movies." Then the buses came and the Huskers, still stunned by the bruising battering they had taken, loaded up and headed back home. Biggest Loss The saddest player departing from the dressing room was Rich King, sophomore center from West Baden. Pa. He was declared scholastically ineligible by University officials. He will have no further competition. S tease ii band, ne was leaving for home right after the game. kitzdman Hurt Ger.ter Max Kitzelman of Omaha suffered a shoulder strain but learn doctors didn't believe it was a separation. Further examinations were scheduled after the team got back to Lincoln. Fullback Jerry Brown and halfback Larry Naviaux both had to leave the game with muscle cramps brought on by the heat BtJl tr !e' hv: nee: - , ; .e h :r . - .me of the player. - had neglected to Player Quote They're Talking About This Ohio Chances Tops In Big A ballet dance? ... No, it's just a Buckeye blocking a Husker kick 10 Nebraska Football Pictures i.i in pliolo 2 3 Gorhttm Staff Photographer COLUMBUS. Ohio - The weren't talking about Neoraska here Saturday. They were shouting about Ohio BUtC, lb Big Ten championships, about national championships. And about the Buckeye team in history. ' They could be one of the great teams this fall." said Huck - er assistant coach Bill Jennings. 'They were tremendous for this early." declared Bill Orwig, NU athletic director and an expert on Big Ten football. "They really were hitting and Woody Hayes had them ready." added NU assistant Bill Taylor, who last year was on the field playir.g guard for the Huskers. The fans agreed. They roared approval as Hayes' powerful first unit stopped the Huskers cold and used straight power and era! opportunities to good advantage. State is after its third straight Big Ten crown. It is looking for the Big Ten record of 16 straight conference wins it nas 13 already. And the Buckeyes want more than anything to win the crown back and watch a lower ranking team go to the Rose Bowl. Ohio State has been denied that honor as punishment for some money loans to players made by Hayes last year. It was plain to see that Hayes intended no such nonsense this year. State was ready for the Huskers and ripped the wind out of the Husker sails before the NU squad could get its feet on the ground. Hayes1 Observations Husker helmet (arrow) off ... but its owner moves five vards. Huskers Try Punting With Their Back to the Wall! - f.a.w w a Urn - W'Sk ? IflB Scoops up the ball . . . one tackier near. HHjjiHHHBHHHBHHBI Coal line in sight . . . blocker moves in. r WIS K4L Out of the end zone . . . but the Nebraska kick s good. Pinkston token out . . touchdown scored.

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