The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on September 15, 1968 · Page 36
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 36

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, September 15, 1968
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4 I) Sept. 15, 1968 Uncoln Sunday Journal and Star Up and Down Mac Hangs on for Six Reaching high with Wyoming safety Dennis Devlin, Cornhusker end Jim “Mac” McFarland, 6-4 junior from North Platte, hauls in Nebraska’s only touchdown. The pass from quarterback Ernie Sigler was thrown from 17 yards out with 10:46 left in the game. Sophomore Paul Rogers booted the extra point, tying the game at 10-10 and setting the scene for the Husker’s winning field goal. Rogers Gets His Kicks: 2 FGs^ 1 Extra Point Penalties Killed Us, Cowboy Coach Says Husker kicker Paul Rogers, Rock Rapids, la., sophomore unleashes a 51- yard field goal for Nebraska’s winning margin. Rogers accounted for two field goals and NU’s extra point. THE LimUPS Nebraska Offense LINEMEN — McFarland. Topliff, Penney, Ingles. Patterson, Delaney. Hansen, Williams, Rric- harek, Winter, Armstrong, Buda. Ashman. BACKS — Patrick. Sigler. Or- diina. Green, Ziegler, Frost, Rogers. Davis, Sehneiss, Nebraska Defense LINEMEN — Wynn, Gutzman. NEBRASKA RUSHING Att. Gain Loss Net Davis .. 21 il'i 393 Orduna ... ___10 11 7 4 Patrick .., .... « 1 29 -28 Schneis» ., ,... 5 20 1 19 Green , ,.. ,..,7 18 0 18 Sisiler 4 2.3 12 11 Ziegler ....3 5 0 i> \ wvi Vi: 5 Att. Compl. Inte.Yds. Patrick13 3 0 33 Sigler ....... (Í 3 0 51 PASS RECEIVINt; No. Yds. TD. Davis ...............1 00 Ziegler ............. I 26 0 -McFarland............ 2 18 1 F'rost 2 340 PUNTING No.Avg. Stephenson 9:a PI NT RETlRNS No. Yds. Stephenson .................. 4 25 Larson ....................... 1 1 P.VSS INTERG. No.Yds. Stephenson................. 1 22 Hawkins1 0 KK’KOFF RETl RNS •No. Yds. Davis ....................... 2 20 Orduna .........................222 Quinten, Jarmon, Avolio, Liggett, DrakuUeh, Linstroh, Walline, Kobza. Hornhaeher, Periard. BACKS — Geddes, Fiala, Murtaugh, Larson. Hawkins, Stephenson, Best, Moroek, Heller, Reeves. Wyoiniiig Offense LINEMEN — Anderson. Taylor, Huey, Kite, Lybarger, Lintz, Tucker, Zerfoss, Oswald, Shapiro. B.XCKS — Synakowski. Jacobsen, Williams, Suganuma. Silvanie, Kyranakis, Hampton, De- Sarro, Jacobs. Wyoiniii" Defense LINEMEN ■— Peseatore. McGee, Kellerman, Nels, Trautwein, Karpuk. Adamson. BACKS — House, Engleright, Huey. Stankus, Devlin, Keen, Barrows. By RILEY HALL Wyoming 112, Nebraska 35! That wasn’t the final score of the Saturday afternoon encounter between the interstate rivals but to Wyoming coach Lloyd Eaton, the 112 yards in penalties for the Cowboys spelled defeat. The penalties killed a n v chance we had of gaining a victory,” Eaton told the press after keeping the door locked to the dressing room for 20 minutes. “You just can’t compile that many yards in penalties against a team such as Nebraska. “The biggest 15 yards called on us came in the third period as we got near field goal range. We had moved inside the 30 and one of our flanker backs drew a clipping penalty.*That killed any chance we had for a field goal.” Eaton remarked. “I felt we were ready to play and I wouldn’t do a thing different in preparation if I had it to do over again. Our boys always get up for the first game and this one was no exception. “Anytime you’ve gone through two weeks of two-a- day drills, your fellows are ready to get on the field for real competition,” Eaton said softly. In answer to a scribe’s question about the possibility of Bob Devaney’s leaving Wyoming having anything to do with getting the Cowboys up for the game, Eaton said, “Certainly not!” “None of these fellows ever played for Bob nor had any of the coaches. We respect Nebraska’s team and hope the Big Red goes all the way this year.” Eaton did feel, how’ever, that the Cornhuskers’ depth took its effect on the Cowboys. “Anytime you can send in a new offensive unit and switch your defense as much as they did, it makes a difference. We wore down a little and the heat probably took its share of our strength.” Sophomore Ed Synakowski started for the Cowboys and put all his teams 10 points on the board in the first quarter. Eaton switched quarterbacks in the second half and went with senior Skip Jacobsen. Poke Players Blame Buda Larry Nels and Steve Adamson questioned the illegal motion penalties the Wyoming defensive unit suffered in the second quarter. Wyoming drew three five yarders in a short span of time and the pair pointed a finger at Husker center Joe Buda. “He was gripping the ball and moving his fingers,” Nels said. “It caused us to jump ahead of the snap.” The switch brought about the question of why. “It’s our policy to try and play each man a half a game,” the head man explained. “Synakowski didn’t log much time last season and we wanted to give him a chance. “Our pre-conference games are our only opportunity to try the fellows out.” Jim House, who knocked Dick Davis down just as he crossed the line of scrimmage — drew a pass interference which put NU on tiie Cowboy 28 with seconds to play—described the situation this way. “I really didn’t feel the ball was in the air yet,” the senior co-captain explained. “When 1 saw him coming my way, I took a shot at him. I guess I was in the wrong.” Dennis Devlin, a defensive senior safety, also had an interference penalty called on him but it really didn’t matter as it was too little too late. Devlin saw Husker Jim Mc- F^arland moving toward the end zone and gave pursuit. McFarland reached over his shoirtder to haul in the Ernie Sigler touchdown pass and Devlin hit him hard. “I just knew he was going to catch it,” Devlin recalled. “I was hoping he would drop it and we would at least be on the one-yard line. "It didn’t work that way though, did it?” Devlin asked with a pained expression. WYO.MINH RI.SHLNG |fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiHiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiimi| I l*liolos l»y I I Hob (Mirliaiii | 5 = I W illi ?5 \ an Sit kh* | I WvU Dav I 5 '5 I llarabl DrtQiiiaiiijA | E E I Jim PaliiNT I iuitiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiiiiititiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiili Coniliu.sker split end Toni Bcniicy and C’owboy dtdendor Ocnc llucy leap lor an inconipleted pass from Frank Ralrick. .Vtt. Gain 1 Diss Net Hampton ___ 17 75 2 73 Williams .17 «0 9 51 Synakowski .. 3 12 0 12 Jaeohson 3 10 .1 7 Kyranakis 1 1 0 1 PA.S.SI.NG .\tt. Compl. Inte.Yds. .Synakowski 12 3 I 75 Jaeohson 8 3 I 39 PASS RECEIVING No. Yds.TD. Huey ................ 1 54 1 Hampton ............... 1 8 0 Williams ............. 2 140 Kyranakis ......... 1 22 0 Suganuma 1 16 0 PUNTING No. Avg. Jacobs 943.1 PUM RETURNS No. Yds. Keen 218 KK KOF F RETURNS No. Yds. Hampton ....................... . I 16 Huey ............................... 10 (’or ral led Cowboys, Husker quarterback Frank Patrick is pulled down at Ibe NU 37, for an eight- yard loss late in the second quarter.

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