The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 3, 1971 · Page 27
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 27

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4C October 3. 197! Lincoln Sunday Journal and Star He Wlio Waits, Receives IJtali State end Bob Wicks (42) tried to catch Tony Adams’ well-thrown pass. But the ball hits his helmet betöre it hits his hands and squirts into the cloudless sky. Wicks may have become' confust'd on the play, but Nebraska monster back Dave Mason (25) didn't. He spots the loo.se bail as Wicks looks in the w'rong direction. INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS ... But We Were Conquered! Nebraska Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Kinney .... ...........10 40 4.0 Olds........... ........... 6 30 5.0 Tagge ............ 6 24 4.0 Damkroger ........... 3 20 6.7 Dixon 14 45 3.2 Brownson ............. 6 24 4.0 Rodgers ............. 2 25 12.5 Butts ....... ............. 1 2 2.0 Garson ... ............. 1 2 2.0 Runty __ ............. 1 0 0.0 Goeller ... ............. 3 18 6.0 Passing No. Com. Int. Yds. Tagge ... 17 10 0 189 Brownson ., .6 3 0 .50 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Rodgers .................... 5 105 Kinney ......................2 38 Olds ......................2 25 Anderson .................... 1 22 Cox ......... ......................2 34 Hughes .. .................... 1 15 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Hughes .. ...............2 68 34.5 Longwell .. .............1 49 49.0 Pass Interceptions No. Yds. Mason ... ......................1 53 Terrio ... ......................1 15 Punt Returns No. Yds. Rodgers . ......................3 55 ,4nderson ......................1 6 Borg ......................1 5 , • Kickoff Returns No. Yds. Rodgers . ......................2 52 By VIRGIL PARKER Utah State football coach Chuck Mills changed Julius Caesar’s original quote when he greeted reporters after his Aggies bad been thumped by Nebraska Saturday. “We came, we saw, but we were conquered,” he admitted. “That Nebraska is a helluva team,” Mills added, repeating the statement three times. “Nebra,ska does everything,” the Aggie mentor continued. “They stopped us from doing what we wanted to do and we couldn’t stop them from doang what they tried. You’d have thought we were followinig Devaney’s game plan instead of o-ur own.” While admittung that “we were probably a little out of our league in pl'aying the No. 1 team in the nation.” Mills said there were some things he thought his clnb could do against the Cornhuskers. “We expected to be able to hit the short pass and make yardage with the quick run up the middle, but Nebraska has more speed on defense than we thought,” he said. “It’s easy to look at films of other games and say, ‘Oregon should have done this against Nebraska,’ or ‘Texas A&M could have madle yardage with that play,’ ” Mills explained “But when you get out there on the field and try those things yourself it’s a different story. Nebraska is just too tough. They won’t let you do what you want.” Asiked to evaluate .some of the Cornhu.sker individuals. Mills puffed on a big post^game cigar and laughingly said. “That Johnny Rodgers didn’t stay still in any one place long enough to evaluate hiim.” The Utah State grid boss thought his players were “gun sh'v” at the beginning of the game. “But by the time we started playing them on fairly even terms diuring the middle portion of the game,” Mills explained, “it was too late.” Quarterback Tony Adams, who had directed* the Aggies to three straight wins this fall, including a 10-7 triumph over Kansas State, said he has never faced such a good* pass rush. “Nebraska has exceptional pursuit,” Adams said. “Though we studied them on film, you can’t tell in the movies how qukk a team is. Believe me, I found out. They’re tremendously quick.” Coach Mills then concluded; “I wish 1 could say we gave them a heck of a battle and went down valiantly . . . but i’m afraid we just went down.” Olds Can Spiii^ Sprint and Stiff-arm Utah State Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Giles .................15 70 4.7 Strycula ................. 9 24 2.7 Adams .. .................10 -18-1.8 Hughes ................. 6 132.2 Passing No. Com. Int. Yds. Adams 17 10 2 138 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Wicks ........................5 84 k’orzani ...................... 211 Strycula ........................2 28 Anderson ......................112 Punting No. Yds. Ave. Doyle ,. ..................8 30137.6 Punt Returns No. Yds. Strycula ...................... 114 Fullback Bill Olds (44) was as elusive as a snake when he scored Nebraska’s first touchdown on a 14-yard pass from Jerry Tagge. Stopped once by Utah State’s Bob (laleazzi (45), Olds spins out ot the potential tackle and into the arms of Aggie defensive end Tom Murphy (81). Kickoff Returns Hughes Clark No. Yds. 5 81 2 2.5 I Pliolos !)y: j I Bob (Forhaiii | I Willis Van Sickle | I Haralfl Dreiiiianis | I Web Ray | I Raiidy Haiiiptoii | I John Hennings | Wiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiimiimiiiiiiiiiiiiilr Having already eluded two tackles. Olds heads for greener pastures as Keith VVorlnian ((>5) and Doug Duinler (54) arri\e to help. But Olds is forced to get out of still another mild jam as Dick Rupert (77) slows douii Utah State lin'backer Ras Cottolieo (52). Nebraska Mason wails palit‘nll> for the stray pigskin to arrive, then cuddles it as Jim Branch (51t and Joe Blahak (27: help Uie interception return materialize. Offense SE—Cox, Didur, Anderson, Linder LT—White, Wolfe, Righetti LG—Ruoert, Weber C Jdmail, Dumler, Zanrosso RG — Wortman, Beran, Duffy, D. Anderson RT—Johnson, Austin TE Lonqwell, Harvey, List QB Taqqe, Brownson, Runty IB Kinney, Dixon, Goeller, Butts SB Rodqers, Huqhes, Schmit. Garson FB Olds, Damkioger, Cartens Defense LE Adkins, Hyland LT Jacobson AAG Clover, Johnson, Peterson R T Janssen, Dutton RE Harper, AAanstedt WLB Terno, Morali SLB Branch, Hauqe Mon- Mason, Pift^ LCB Blahak, Hollste.n RCB—Anderson, Borg, Fischer Kosch, McClelland K Sanqer Utah Slate Offense TE Gray, Anderson, Kinney LT—Johnson, Miller LG—Cox, Manning C—Faccinfo, Moran, S. Couppee RG—Nelson, England RT Jorgensen, Villela, Sanderson SE Wicks, Gomez QB Adams FB Giles, Corey RB Strycula, Huqhes FL For/ani, Clark K Doyle Dt'tense LE Murphy, Sawyer LT E Couppee. Pla-.a VG JonCr RT Liu, Hdluifia, Graven RE Salmons LLB Brown, Baei, Mr,Murray, HatuTid RLB Rosa, Cottolico, Galea/zi LH Brocks RH Bloom, Holmes SS Smltn, Childers FS Shelley .Aggie delen.sive hack Wendell Brooks (20) hor.se-coilars (Jid.s on the three- yard line hut the junior fullback from Kan.sas (’ity stilf-arms his way out of the temporary roadblock to tumble into the end zone. ' III rill .innii«.« fc. : . *1*/^ O' Blanch lilocks Wicks out of Iho action lô) and Mason ponders his next move as a convoy of hlockers sets up ((> and ?). I'tah State quarterback Tony Adams (11), who threw the interception, winces in a futile, last- ditch cliance to terminate the 53-yard touchdown return.

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