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fleptcmber 28, 1I7S, Uncoil, Neb., Sandiy Jonmai nd Star stapf photo by FPANF *Ai<G^ It must have been a touchdov^ml The signal for a score is a popular reaction as Chuck Malito (89) and several fans in the background help the official announce that Nebraska has added six more points. Huskers Fry Frogs Continued From Page ID an 8-yard out on Vince’s (Ferragamo) first pass, that I was open I talked to Vince and when he threw it to me I was open again." On the play, the wingback is the secondary receiver, he said. Osborne said he thought quarterback Tern’ Luck had a real good game "except for one pass when the safetyman made a fine reaction” "With Ferragamo it was the same—a fine game except for one pass,” Osborne said. That one was picked out of Heiser’s hands by TCU's Dain’l Lowe and returned 70 yards for TCU’s last touchdown” In the middle of the third quarter, Dave Shambbn suffered a hip pointer when tackled after a 10-yard pass completion. That left only Thomas and Chuck Malito to play the split end spot The Huskers had no serious injuries, but things were tense for a while with starting center Tom Davis out with a jammed neck and All-American Rik Bonness dressed on the sidelines but being held out because of a hamstring muscle pull. That left only Tom Thomas as a healthy center. "Bonness could have played if Thomas had been injured, but we wanted to hold him out if we could,” Osborne said. The only other injury of any consequence that showed up in the training room after the game was a strained knee suffered by Pillen, according to trainer Paul Schneider. The Huskers didn’t suit up fullback Gary Higgs because of a pulled muscle suffered late in Thursday’s workout. He is expected to be ready to face Miami. ■Visitors’ Views iMfensive Coordinator Tommy Runnels "Nebraska is a good football team, very deserving of high national ranking, maybe even deserving of someming higher Arizona State may be a little quicker overall, but Nebraska has the strength to go with its quickness "NebrasKa did an excellent job of disguising its secondary coverage, but it was more our inability to block people long enough to see what we might have been able to do. As far as I'm concerned, that defensive front five is the most impressive part of Nebraska's team. With them, you don't even get a chance to test the secondary." Defensive Back Dennis McGehee "I thought the Nebraska receivers all ran excellent patterns. On the touchdown pass when I fell down, the receiver (Chuck AAalito) had so much speed when he made his cut, I just tripped over my own feet. I guess I just let him get too close, too fast." On his interception of a Terry Luck pass that he returned 75 yards to the Nebraska six yard line; "I don't think he saw me at all. I just hung back and waited for the release. Usually, he's got such big people in front of him, he can just toss the ball over the defense, but this time, they might have blocked his view." On comparison of the passing of Luck and Vince Ferragamo: "They're both real fine quarterbacks and although Ferragamo seems to zing the ball in better, it doesn't mean he's the better of the two. I think they're really even and it doesn't make much difference who plays. They both get the job done." Split End Mike Renfro "I don't know how I caught that touchdown pass because I was watching the sidelines to make sure I was still inbounds. There was no question that I was inbounds and the films will back that up. I was paying too much attention to where my feet were." On the referee's preliminary signal of an incomple­ tion and then change to the touchdown: "I didn't realize he had signaled incomplete first until somebody told me on the sidelines. I came down and by the time I got back to look at the official, he must of already changed his mind. Like I said before, there was no question about it." On his choice of TCU after being a highly sought after high school senior: "If TCU was in Louisiana and they threw the ball as much as they do (120 times three gannes) I'd still be there. Teamwise, there might be some regrets about coming to TCU, but for me individually, I'm a receiver, and there's no other school in the nation where I'll get the opportunity to catch the ball more. "We feel like we're doing something at TCU and we're all still young. By the time we're seniors, we'll be right in there." Quarterback Jimmy T an EJzner "The amount of passing is the only reason I came to TCU,. The team is run by pro coaches and I figured I'd get a better shot to throw running that kind of pro offense." On Eizner's fumble that allowed Nebraska to score its second touchdown In a span of :21; "I really don't know what happened there. It's the first time I've fumbled the ball since 1 was in junior high." On the Nebraska pass rush that led to an interception after ElzW was nailed by defensive end Bob Martin: "I didn't see him at all until I started to release the ball, and then it was too late. The guy who missed his block is one of our best blockers. I don't think that will happen again. "We were really hopped up to play today, I really thought we'd play them a better game. It was disappointing, but they were good." Second Quarter Burst Pads Cushion CmittBtted From Pa)^ 10 Though TCU was suf^wsed to' be the wide-open passing team and Nebraska the hardknoaed runner, the Comhusken threw just four fewer aerials and completed four more than the Frogi. Twelve different Nebraska receivers caught at least one pass, exactly equaling the number of Husker runners. And each method accounted lor four touchdowns. Fullback Tony Davis caught a Luck pass to make It 14-0 before the first quarter ended TCU’s controversial TD followed to close the gap to 14-7. Any thoughts that the game was going to be a contest soon ended, however. Midway through the second stanza, Nebraska tallied two touchdowns in the span of just 21 seconds Luck found light end Brad Jenkins in the end zone for one, and after linebacker Cletus Pillen gained the TCU five with an intercepted pa^. Craig ran in another That put Nebraska in front. 28-7 at halftime. Ironically, both t^ams doubled their intermission score In the second half Malito Scores Luck and split end Chuck Malito teamed up with a touchdown ton on Nebmka's first possession in the third quarter. Then it was shades of the Sugar Bowl. A Luck aerial was Intercepted by TCU’s Dennis McOehee and returned ail the way to the Nebraska six yardllne. The Black Shirts made a great stand, allowing just four yards in four plays. The offense took over wi the two and proceeded to march 98 yards In 12 plays — all of them (Ml the ground — to run the count to 42-7. Wingback Tom Heiser covered the final 33 yards, giving the senior his first varsity touchdown The 99-yard drive vrtiich Luck directed in the second half of the Sugar Bowl to spark the Hui^ers to their come-from-behlnd victory over Florida, took 18 plays and 8:54 on the clock. Luck Is getting better. The 98- yard march Saturday required just those 12 plays and consumed |u.st 5:37. "(Xir defense play^ well all day," defensive coordinator Monte Klffin said, "but that goal line stand made me the proudest of all The kids were really fired up That shows a real team effort when they hang in there and stick together.” Individual Statistics .Nebraska Offense Rushing No. Yds. Garcia.,. ..... 2 9 Luck..... 3 O'Leary ,11 53 Cralq — ..... 3 6 Davis___ ,, ,11 51 Anthony . 11 54 Donnell .. ..... 5 12 Gillespie. 11 39 Ferragamo ... 1 8 Heiser .. ,. 4 59 Brown ,.. 4 -3 Zabrocki. , , 5 Punting 32 No. Yds. Lessman ...........2 100 Ave. 4.5 LO 4.7 2.0 4.6 4.9 2.4 3.5 8.0 14.8 - 0.8 6.4 Pass Interceptions No. C. Pillen ..............1 Jones..................1 Stacey.................1 Yds, 27 0 18 Passing No.Com. Yds. PI Luck........ 13 9 83 2 Ferragamo8 6 99 1 Garcia .... 11 12 0 Pass Receiving No. Yds. Craig ....... 21 O'Leary ,, , 110 Davis....... 5 Jenkins 8 Thomas___ 15 Gillespie .., 6 Mushinskie ... 19 Heiser ., 13 Malito ...3 45 Shamblln ., 10 Brown ...2 40 Spaeth..... 12 Punt Returns Thomas1 7 Kickoff Returns No. Zabrocki Yds. 20 kf Did he or didn’t he ? Controversy arose when the officials ruled that Mike Renfro (26) tallied six points for TCU on this second-quart« pass. Renfro is behind Jfaniny Burrow (2) as the ban hitsyiis outstretched han^ (1). Renfro hits STAFF PHOTOS BY BOB GORHAM the pylon marker and falls outside the playing field (2) but the question is whether he has control of the ball and makes it across the goal line. The officials said yes. Linebackers Pillen ..................3 Eichelberger ....... 4 Wlghtman...........1 Hansen...............1 Backs Monds.................1 Smith..................0 Butterfield ...........1 Harvey .............. 0 Jones..................0 Burrow...............2 Valasek...............1 TCI Offende Rushing No. Yds. Ave. Cook...... ...... 5-4 -0.8 Wright... .....1515 1.0 Either .,. ..... 1-2 -2.0 Mudzelewski.. 2 2 1.0 Woodard. . , , 4 30.8 Littleton , .....2 52.5 Galloway ..... 4 -3 -0.8 Punting No. Yds.Ave. Cook ..... .....3108 36.0 Team.... 13 13.0 Pass Interceptions No. Yds. McGehee .............i 75 Lowe...................1 70 Passing No. Com. Yds. PI Defense UT AT TT Linemen Phillips...............4 5 9 Samuel...............i 1 2 Wied..................... 2 1 3 Lee ................. 3 4 7 Pullen................ 0 1 1 Fultz ..................1 2 3 Brock ....................1 0 1 Martin .................3 2 5 GIssler ............... 0 1 1 Volleyball tVins To Peru State Peru State came out a double winner in women’s volleyball Saturday afternoon. Peru toppeled the host Nebraska Wesleyan squad, 15-3, 6-15, 15-8 and the College of St. Mary’s, 1510,15-7. NWU gained a measure of satisfaction when they beat St. Mary’s 15-10, 17-15. Cook........15 6 70 2 Either......11 7 83 1 Pass Receiving No.Yds. Wells....... . 2 23 Wright.......... . 3 23 Renfro.......... 83 Woodard....... 11 Cowan.......... , , , , 1 5 Modzelewski.. .... 1 8 Punt Returns No.Yds. Brown .......... ......1 1 Kickoff Returns Hooker ........ ... 6 117 Wright.......... ... 2 15 Defense UT AT TT Linemen M. Harris........... 2 13 Teichelman........ 639 L. Davis............. 235 Warden.............. 2 1 3 O'Glee............... 235 Price................. 224 Linebackers Judy .................. 1 2 3 George.............. 66 12 Seguila.............. 3 58 King.................. 2 35 Gaither.............. 022 Dobry ............... 50 5 Backs McGahee ........... 94 13 M. Brown........... 0 0 1 Hooker .............. 314 Blackwood .......... 44 8 Pulliam .............. 5 1 6 Lowe................. 202 Quarterback Vince Ferragamo came on to throw his first Nebraska touchdown pm at the outset of the final frame, finding Malito with a 30-varder to make it 49-7. The California transfer suffered an interception which enabled TCU to get its (rther score His pass In the flat was picked off by Darryl Lowe who scampered 70 yards down the sideline Ferragamo came back to complete a 24-yarder to Ken Brown before turning over the reins to Randy Garcia, another California product, who directed the Huskers the rest of the way to their final score. I-back Dave Gillespie — still anothCT Californian — capped the 70-yard march by scoring from one yard out. .Nebraska displayed a seldom- used wrinkle on defense with the installatton of the safety bUtz. Four ttmai. when a pim was suspected, the safety (normally the deepest defend) roared through to harass the TCU passer. Powers Explains Blitz “We did It more today than we have In the past couple of years combined,” safety Burrow guessed. Defensive secondary coach Warm Powers explains that “we have a lot of different types of blitzes — some Involve the linebackers, others the monster or comerback. The safety bUzt is best against a straight drop-back, pro type passing team like TCU. But you have to be careful with a blitz If you send seven or eight guys and they pop a play up the middle, he can go all the way.” The game was the 77th straight sellout crowd for Memorial Stadium, but It was also the first time less than 76,000 were in actual attendance since the North Carolina State game in 1973. You can bet there won’t be any empty seats next week. Miami is coming to town after scaring Oklahoma to death before losing. ^17. The Nebraska players and roaches weren’t waiting until a Sunday squad meeting to talk about the Hurricanes. They didn’t bother to savpr the TCU victory long Miami was the topic of conversation for everyone before they left the dressing room. STAFF PHOTO BY WEB RAY Lee Cook (10) releases a pass just in time as Ray Phillips (80) makes a strong rush. Phillips, competing in his second game as a Comhusker starter, was the leading NU tackier with nine stops, four of them unassisted. LSU Gets Past Rice SHREVEPORT, La. (UPI) Terry Robiskie scored twice Saturday night on runs of two yards and the LSU Tigers overcame their own mistakes to down Rice, 16-13, for their first victory of the season. Robi^ie’s scoring runs came in the first and third quarter, the second of which put the Tigers in front, 16-6. But LSU had to sweat out the final minutes after Rice narrowed the deficit with a 12-yard scoring pass from Tommy Kramer to Doug Cunningham. The decision left both teams with 1-2 records. LSU’s other two points came on a safety, recorded early in the final period when Rice quarterback Claude Reed was trapped in the end zone. Ric« 0 6 0 7-13 LSU 7 0 7 2-16 LSU—Robiskie 2 run (Moreau kick) Rice—FG Arenas 44 Rice—FG Arenas 33 LSU—Robiskie 2 run (Moreau kick) LSU—Safety Reed tackled in end zone Rice-Cunningham 12 pass from Kramer (Arenas kick) A-42,000 Scoring Story NU-TCU 7-0 14-0 14-7 21-7 28-7 35-7 42-7 49-7 49-14 56-14 TCU Nebraska How Scorod First Quartor Anthony 3 run Drive: 46 yards In 8 plays, set up by Wightman's fumble recovery. Conversion- Coyle kick. Davis 5 pass from Luck Drive: 45 yards in 9 .plays, highlighted by O'Leary's 18 yards rushing and a 10 pass from Luck. Conversion: Coyle kick. Second Quartor Ronfro 21 pass from Elznor Drive: 60 yards in 6 plays, highlighted by Elzner passes to Renfro and Wells for 39 yards. Conversion: Izel kick. Jonkins 8 pass from Luck Drive: 10 yards in 2 plays, set up by Fultz's fumble recovery Conversion- Coyle kick. Craig 5 run Drive: 5 yards in 1 play, set up by Pillen's Interception. Conversion: Coyle kick. Third Quarter Malito 7 pass from Luck Drive: 80 yards In 9 plays. Big play was 38 pass Interference penalty against TCU Conversion- Coyle kick. Hoisor 33 run Drive 98 yards in 13 plays, set up by goalline stand by Huskers on 2 yard line. Fourth Quarter Malito 30 pass from Ferragamo Drive: 68 yards in 8 plays, highlighted by Ferragamo passes to Shamblln and Brown Conversion Coyle kick. Low# 70 pass intorcoption rtturn Gillospio 1 run Drive 70 yards In 12 plays. Ferragamo and Garcia teamed up to lead the drive Conversion Coyle kick. 0 7 0 Time Loft 1:22 2:38 14 / 14 14 11:21 9:24 9:03 11:30 3:41 13:00 8:47 4:23 7-14 14-56 -Cornhusker Quotes-^ Fullback Tony Davis "I didn't start the game (he missed the first two plays) because I couldn't find my chinstrap. I think I lost it when we came on the field at the start of the game and were jumping all over each other and going crazy. On his touchdown pass from quarterback Terry Luck: "It was a fullback flat pass. I screened off the middle linebacker. The touchdown pass was nice, but I like those runnin' ones much more." Quarterback Viace Ferragamo "The touchdown pass to Malito (split end Chuck) was an audible which makes it all the more satisfying. When I saw the referee throw the penalty flag on the play, I asked him who it was on. When he said number 67 for TCU (Jim Blackwelder) I patted him (referee) on the back." On his interception which was run back for a touchdown by TCU's Darryl Lowe: "I learned something on that play. I have to drill the ball harder when I throw it In the flat. It was a great team effort today, but I can do much better." Quarterback Terry Luck 'pur line gave great protection all day. All I had to do was throw the ball up there and somebody caught it We felt we could throw on TCU and probably could have thrown even more, but our running backs were running so well we didn't have to. The Interception I threw was my fault. I hung it up a little. It was my first and I hope its my last of the season." ' Tight Elnd Brad Jenkins "I didn't see (wingback) Curtis Craig tall down when I c^ght tne pass tor the touchdown, but I knew somethino had happened, because I was wide open tor a second and men a guy came over on me real fast. It was the guy who had been covering Curtis." u* •'•ctptlon which was ruled incomploto to stop a Huskor drive toward tha and of the first half: There s no doubt in my mind that I caught the ball I felt It was a bad call because the referee who made the call was behind me and couldn't see the play I took at least two step before I dropped It Of course, I shouldn't have dropped it and then there would not have been any SpUt End Chuck Malito “On my second touchdown, the defensive guy was only playing one step oft me on the Inside. Anyone with ^ ^ ® defensive player on that typ of situation I was surprised we ran the play twice in a row, but both times Vince (quarterback Ferr«ni»mn 3 called an audible at the line of scrimmage I don't know If the first play was Interference against the defensive back ♦ I *®cond play when I made my fake j think he tripped It's a little tough to catch a pass when you are wide open because you hove time to get nerious But you rpl y pn't think of those things because pretW soon you'll start hearing footsteps." prerty Center RUt Bonness “I could have played today, but the knee Is still prettv tight We decided this morning that I wouldn't start I'll be back next week " Offensive tackle Bob UpgeeHtfr *'We're (the offensive line) working better at e unii now TCU didn't look that good on film I wil ifrrw we'd be a little lackadaisical out there. But If nothing alii the off Ida s got us fired up with soma of those crazy cSlk' Now, we II reajly get a test next wtok with Miami." I

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