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Sunday October 25 1 992 The Kansas City Star Handy shines in starting role By MIKE DeARMOND Staff Writer TTtr" COLUMBIA — Jeff Handy buried Missouri's quarterback controversy under another barrage of passes Saturday dousing aUbut the most foolish questioner as tp who should have his finger on-mhe trigger of Missouri’s offense Handy completed 29 of of 44 passes for 424 yards and two touchdowns in the Tigers’ 34-24 loss to Nebraska on Saturday “He’s cool back there” said Ronnell Kayhill whose receptions included a 41 -yard catch and dash “He handles himself under pressure and he's getting the job dpne” Gone is Phil Johnson’s claim to the starting job which Handy earned with a record-setting starting debut last Saturday at Oklahoma State Gone many Tigers said is the for complaining about it as Johnson did during prepara tions for this game In the last two weeks Handy has completed 72 of 117 passes for 904 yards and five touchdowns For the season he has 1343 yards passing Kent Kiefer set the Missouri season record for passing yards 2314 in 1989 Handy who has played in 14 games durinf his career ranks No 9 on Missouri’s career chart with 1908 passing yards And yet with ample opportunity to strut Handy wasn’t “I’m gaining a lot of confidence each week but still I’m never gong to be satisfied with what I do” he said “There’s always something I can work on something to improve “I definitely believed in myself the last two years I'm not the kind of person that is going to go out there and say i’m the best’ I’m going to show it on the field It was hard holding back sometimes but I didn’t need to blow up” Missouri defense gains confidence Bj1 JENNIFER KUESTER MfJ Sports Correspondent COLUMBIA — Although vic-tory eluded Missouri again Saturday in a 34-24 loss to No 8 Nebraska Missouri defensive end Siacy Elliott said he is now convinced the Tigers’ defense can play with anybody I“We can beat anybody on our schedule” Elliott said “We just have to find a way to win and stop tljem when it really counts” The Missouri defense knew it cftuld be a I6ng afternoon trying to stop Nebraska I-backs Derek Brown and Calvin Jones who combined have averaged 211 yards per game this season and c&tild become the first two Comhuskers to rush for 1000 yards in one season Although Brown finished the day with 148 yards rushing and j£nes with 74 senior linebacker Mike Ringgenberg felt good about tie defense’s performance J Missouri coaches stressed a strategy of control this week and Ringgenberg said the Tigers successfully executed it That was something the team sorely lacked last season giving up 511 yards in a 63-6 rout in Lincoln Neb Ringgenberg said improvement was obviously evident “We looked at it as a challenge to control it not shut down” Ringgenberg said “I mean with their weapons you’re not going to flat out shut them down” Elliott was proud that Missouri held Nebraska under its average of 42 points per game But the fact remains that Missouri is 1-6 Nebraska Coach Tom Osborne said Missouri is improved but that is not much consolation to defensive tackle Steve Martin “It’s kind of like getting your paycheck and having nothing but bills” Martin said “Bills to pay and you don’t get any for yourself We’re not reaping any of the glories” Buskers defeat MU Continued from C-1 freshman quarterback t Faced with fourth and goal at tfie Missouri 5 Frazier swept right eMd then took to the sky coming down for a touchdown his third df (fie day that sealed the victory with 2 minutes 9 seconds remain-ifeS But with Handy becoming the fk&Missouri quarterback ever to m two straight 400-yard pass-i M days Missouri came back with IfUMS held high and no apologies frjgnother mediocre rushing day meTigers gained only 22 yards in 8 parries w’JI’m a little bit tired of biologizing for our rushing te’” Missouri offensive coordinator Dirk Koetter said “We’re a siissing team Nebraska is probably the best rushing team in the ocmntry and their passing game sjjtjks” ( Missouri raced 80 yards in five lftaV$ for its first touchdown Jackson’s 1-yard blast with 25 OFF HING IN THE STORE WITH THIS COUPON uftannister Coin & Stamp EsRKKtottMSL-ZtiJZSLj A-PICK MONEYLINE FREE WINNERS DAILY From The Nation's Most ’ Respected Sports Advisors! 1-800-289-UWIN 14:25 left in the second quarter Passes of 34 yards to Mike Jadlot and 31 yards to Victor Bailey set up the score Handy set up the second Missouri touchdown — a 13-yard pass to AJ Ofodile 1 1:27 before halftime — with a 4 1 -yard pass Ronnell Kayhill It was Kayhill’s longest career reception “The guy’s got touch” Bailey said of Handy “He’s a pure passer” Nebraska emerged 5-1 overall and 2-0 in the Big Eight Missouri is 1-6 and 0-3 “There’s no doubt we’re improved” Stull said “We are just not quite good enough to make the plays when we need to” Nebraska linebacker Trev Alberts said: “Missouri’s a good team I can’t believe they’re 1-6” CHRISTMAS IN OCTOBER SALE! Reduced PrIcesI i OCTOBER 24 & 25 7:00AM -6:00 PM Pro Water Ski Shop FEATURING: HO Skis and AocgbsotIgg Barefoot equipment A ECI Boom a plue KMor Loop aunglaaaeal 0 Mkribout our and demo pngrtm W mmmLeOOU Al prim vaM on atom tiock only fBmmOARIlllMOf: ir PQMXRED9Y B & B MARINE 101 let Street Smllhvllla MO - (818) 532 0179 nOnfyU0adCHoi MISSOURI REPORT Nebraska 34 Missouri 24 Nrtraska5-I 14 10 0 10 - 14 MUuourl(l-O) 0 14 ? 3-14 NU: Tommlt Frailer 1 run (Byron Bannall kick) NU: Frailer 7 run (Btnnall kick) MU: Mark Jack ion 1 run ( Jatt Jacka kick) MU: AJ Otodlla 13 pan from Jaff Handy (Jacka kick) NU: Calvin Janaa 1 run (Bannall kick) NU:FGM Bannall MU: Victor BaUav 30 paaa from Handy (Jacka kick) NU:FG 24 Bannall MU: FG 15 Jacka NU: Frailer Jrun (Bannall kick) Announced attendance: 53337 NU MU Flral downs 24 Rusnes-vards 44-315 22-12 Pauing yards 157 424 Return yards 4 21 Comp-Att-Int -20-0 20-44-2 Punts-avaraoe 4-44 3-42 FumMt-kl 3-1 3-1 Penalties -yards 5-40 5-54 Tima ol possession 35:50 24:10 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Nebraska Derek Brown 25-141 Frailer 14-77 Jones 17-74 Lance Lewis 7-20 Hawkins 1-0 Missouri Jackson 10-23 Ronnell KeyltH 5- Mika ScNef 1-0 Joe Freeman 3-(mMusl)Handv3-(mlnust) PASSING Nebraska Frailer 0-20-0-IS7 Missouri Handy 20-44-2-424 RBCRMNG: Nebraska Brown 4-53 Hawkins 2-52 Jones 2-42 Trumane Bed 1-10 Missouri Bam 1-150 Kenny Holly 7-70 Mlko Jndioi 5-00 KavtiM 4-44 Froomon 2-14 Konl Gardnor 2-14 OtodOal-13 PraieeforFrazler Turner Gill a former Nebraska quarterback who is now a coach for the Comhuskers likes whathe sees in Nebraska freshman QB Tommie Frazier Frazier rushed for three touchdowns in Nebraska's 34-24 triumph on Saturday "Of all the things he has ” Gill said "there’sjust an air about him Some people have it Some people don't ” Top rusher Nebraska's Derek Brown gained 1 48 yards in 25 carries Nebraska had 335 yards on the ground as a team Hungry Tigers Center Matt Burgess who replaced Doug Hembrough after he sprained his ankle early in the second quarter bemoaned the fact the Tigers play teams like Colorado and Nebraska dose but keep falling short of a victory "You can smell dinner and you can'tgettoit which is even worse" he said Lots of fans Saturday was special for him The game was attended by his brother Brad who came in from Sacramento Calif and his coach from Parkview High School in Springfield Missouri milestones Kicker Jeff Jacke broke the Missouri career scoring record by a kicker with 1 93 points Tom Whelihan held the previous record 191 points Victor Bailey 's eight receptions gave him 94 for his career moving him into fourth place on Missouri's career reception list Jeff Handy averaged 96 yards per pass attempt breaking the school record for most yards per attempt with a minimum of 30 attempts The previous record was 95 set by Kent Kiefer against Texas Christian in 1990 Ronnell Kayhill's 41 -yard reception in the second quarter was the longest of his career Missouri's Kenny Holly has caught at least one pass in 1 8 consecutive games Mark Jackson and AJ Ofodile scored their first career touchdowns for the Tigers Big crowd The crowd of 53337 was the largest at Faurot Field since 55620 saw the Tigers play Nebraska on Oct 141989 Feeling good Losing to Nebraska isn't the same as losing to Oklahoma State More like losing to Colorado according to Missouri's Mike Bedosky "We know we can pay with the big boys” he said "Weknow weean beat the big boys We justhaven't done it yet" Not that good Missouri's Victor Bailey doesn’t like coming close "You get a stomach ache that's whatyouget"hesald And you get a bad taste in your mouth Coming dose but not being able to bring it home" —correspondent Jennifer Kuester and Mike OeArmond Burgess said getting to play KANSAS STATE REPORT Colorado 54 Kansas State 7 Kansas Stale (3-3) 0 0 7 0 —7 Colorado (4-0-1) 13 17 3 21 — 54 Colo: Christian Faurla 2 pass from Kordall Sttwari (Mitch Bargar kick) Colo: FG Baroar 25 Colo: FG Btroar 23 Colo: Rashaan Salaam 2 run (Bargar kick) Colo: Slawarl 0 run (Bargar kick) Colo: FG Bargar 24 Colo: FG Bargar 2 KS: CJ Masters 52 Intarcaptlon raturn (Warran Ciaassenklck) Colo: Jamas HIH 2 run (Bargar kick) Colo: Jamas HIH 15 run (Bargar kick) Colo: Raa Carruth 20 pass from Duka Tobin (Bargar kick) Announcad attandanca: 52235 KS COLO First downs 3 30 Rushai-yards 241-24) 55-174 Passing yards 40 330 Raturn yards 70 200 Comp-AII-lnl 7-23-2 27-50-3 Punts-avaraga 13-53 4-47 Fumblas-lost 1-1 1-0 Panalllas-yards 5-54 4-33 Tima ol possession 20:43 30:17 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS RUSHING: Kansas State Rod SchIKer 4-24 Eric Gallon 4-4 JJ Smith 3-3 Laon Edwards 2-0 Andre Coleman (-(minus 5) Mall Garber 2-mlnus I) Jason Smarglasso 4-(mlnus 44) Colorado Salaam 14-75 Lamont Warran 21-47 Hill 0-31 Koy Oetmer 2-0 Scotl Phillips 2-1 Stewart 7-4 PASSING: Kansas State Garber 2-7-1-(mlnus I) Smarglasso 5-14-1-41 Colorado Stewart 21-30-2-247 Calmer 5-0-1-71 Tobin 1-2-0-20 RECEIVING: Kansas Stale Schiller 2-23 Coleman 2-10 Gerald Banton 2-0 Gallon Mmlnus 2) Colorado Charles Johnson 0-104 Carrulh 5-47 Michael Westbrook 5-50 Faurla 4-47 TJ Cunningham 3-30 HIH 1-0 Donnell Leomltl 1-3 It figures Colorado's Deon Figures broke school record for punt returns and punt-return yardage He returned 1 0 punts for 1 64 yards The previous records were nine returns by Jeff Campbell in 1 986 against Missouri and 1 59 yards by Supreme Court Justice Byron White against Utah in 1936 Despite two 37-yard returns Figures wasn't completely satisfied "A couple of them" he said “I could have broke (for touchdowns) Foot In football Kansas State punter Sean Snyder won the AT&T Long Distance Award for punting last week when he averaged 51 3 yards against Utah State He topped that Saturday averaging 525 yards for his 1 2 punts against Colorado The Wildcats also got 55 yards on a quick-kick by tailback JJ Smith Master the moment C J Masters got his second interception return for touchdown Saturday taking a Kordell Stewart pass 52 yards in the third period Masters also had an 80-yard interception return two weeks ago in a 31 -7 loss to Kansas In other words a safety has the only K-State's touchdowns this year against Big Eight opponents Those interceptions also generated more yardage in each game than the offense produced "I'm aware of it” he said "but there's nothing I can do about it" Record breakers Split end Charles Johnson and wingback Michael Westbrook each broke the Colorado record for receiving yards in a season Johnson had 1 04 yards on eight catches giving him 789 for the season Westbrook had five catches for 58 yards giving him 777 Mike Pritchard set the previous record of 733 in 1990 Westbrook also closed on the Buffaloes' single-season record for catches With 50 he needs justone more to tie Jon Embree's record of 51 in 1 984 Johnson has 38 catches Charting the offense Kansas State didn't get a first down until its 17th play K-State's yardage by quarters: minus-9 41 minus-24 8 Only 1 7 of K-State’s 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(810) 431-3866 iwf 1 r By BOB DUTTON Staff Writer BOULDER Colo — It has been a long tinrfe since Colorado demolished a Big Eight opponent Saturday’s 54-7 victory over Kansas State produced a chance for Coach Bill McCartney to clear his bench in preparation for next Saturday's showdown at Nebraska “We needed a resounding victory” he said “Since (beating) Oklahoma a year ago we have gone through the entire conference and haven't had a chance to breathe” That game against the Sooners a 34-17 victory followed a 55-7 rout of Missouri in the 1991 conference opener The Buffaloes then: Beat Kansas State 10-0 Tied Nebraska 19-19 Beat Oklahoma State 16-12 Beat Kansas 30-24 sKY Beat Iowa State 17-14 v it ’ This year Colorado: Beat Missouri 6-0 Tied Oklahoma 24-24 - ' “We wanted to make Kai State pay for that tie last we offensive tackle Jim Hansen “We felt we should have beaten Oklahoma so we just went puj' and took it to them” w ‘ n It was no contest The Buffalo ran a school-record 105 plays ir held Kansas State to a conference-record low of 1 6 total yards “Sixteen total yards?” corner back Ronnie Bradford said? “That’s minute The front seyetfc were teeing off” Saturday’s game was reminiscent of 1989 when Colorgdg won eight games by more than-2ff points and took an unbeqfgrt record into the Orange Bowj before losing to Notre Dame The 1990 team which finish atop the polls managed only ooe 20-point victory -n 1 bfu Oklahoma State outlasts Cyclones The Associated Press STILLWATER Okla — Oklahoma State came up with eight turnovers Saturday and needed them all for a 27-2 1 victory over Iowa State The Cowboys scored 1 3 points off turnovers in taking a 27-7 lead after three quarters then had to hang on to win The victory wasn’t secure until Cornell Cannon intercepted a pass at midfield with 1 3 seconds left “I’m really getting obsessed with how well this club can play if we do play well” Coach Pat Jones said “We played pretty ragged in my opinion probably the most ragged game we’ve played all year long” Oklahoma State (4-3 overall 2-1 Big Eight) got two scoring passes from Gary Porter in moving above the 500 mark this late in a season for the first time since 1988 Iowa State was held to 288 total tvp ll yards one week after rollinguup 516 in a 50-47 loss to Kansas Tfe Cyclones got 158 of their yards in the final quarter when they scored twice low SI 7 0 0 14 -31 Oklahoma St 0 17 7 3 -W7 ISU: McMillion 91 punt raturn (Stewart kick) Lv OSU: Keith 4 pass from Porter (Vaughn kick) j m OSU FG Vaughn 29 a la OSU: Loveland) run (Vaughn kick) u OSU: Culver 36 paaa from Porter (Vaughn kick) m OSU: FO Vaughn 30 Mu ISU: Smith 1 run (Stewart kick) i m ISU: Smith 2 run (Stewart kick) Announced attandanca: 31 880 ISU IOBW First downs 20 IS flushes-yards 54-140 311 Passing yards 146 219 Raturn yards 113 iW7 CompAttlnt 15-29-3 IMS-O Punts-avaraga 4-45 -7-43 Fumbtaa-lost 6-5 rttW PanaWaa-yarda 10-63 8-76 Time ol possession 32:02 W58 INDIVIDUAL STATISTICS - RUSHING: Iowa St Smith 8-33 Williams 12-32 Seller 12-28 Knott 2-14 McMillion 2-13 Hill1 51 Patterson 3-7 Ulrich 6-7 Utter 5 -(minus 5) OklaMxha St Williams 16-67 Denson 6-58 White 12-5 Spalz I-2 Porter 1 (minus 2) Loveland 2-(minus 9) ° PASSING: Iowa St Seller 8-13-0-59 Smith 4-9-2-52 Uttar 3-7-1-37 Oklahoma St RMW II-234-161 Loveland 1-4-0-48 WtUlems 1-1-0-fD RECEIVING: Iowa SL Brooks 5-64 Spencer 3-40 Knott 2-19 Rouse 1-16 Hughes 1-10 Pattersdn3-9 Oklahoma St Culver 3-92 Whits 4-61 WHIiarni J19 Cheatwood 1-19 Denson 1-14 Loveland 110 Knith 1-4 Colorado rips K-Stafe Continued from C-1 10-0 on the first of Mitch Berger’s four field goals after taking possession at the K-State 6 when defensive end Leonard Renfro intercepted a Garber screen pass The Buffaloes pushed their lead to 13-0 late in the first period on another Berger field goal following a Garber fumble at the K-State 12 The Buffaloes made it 20-0 early in the second period after Deon Figures returned a low Sean Snyder punt 37 yards to the K-State 27 Rashaan Salaam capped a four-play drive by diving over from the 2 A 65-yard drive midway through the period pushed margin to 27-0 Stewart scrambled the final 9 yards Two more Berger field gpa$ made it 33-0 before Kansas State finally scored Safety CJ Masters stepped in front of wingback Michael Westbrook and returned an interception 52 yards fqya touchdown with 3 minutes '“JO seconds left in the third periodic Colorado barely slowed taking a 40-7 lead when James Hill bulled over from the 2 Hill then scored on a 15-yard run befbre Colorado ended the rout withiA 20-yard pass from third-string quarterback Duke Tobin to third-string wingback Rae Carruth CLASSIC (013)710-0404 Ovrariand PaHtficS M2D2 1 J I wftesiP VteWw flCl- City MO 14079 MOTOROLA A NFC NOKIA A PANASONIC A MOTOROLA A NEC A NOKIA A PANASONIC FEATURING KANSAS JAYHAWKS A UMKC ROOS ' December 11 A 12 1092 Kemper Arena KANSAS A 27-5 season In 1991-92 finishing 02 In AP T‘ UMKC - Finished 20-8 In 1991-92 - their best year ever MISSISSIPPI VALLEY - SWAC Champions & ' 92 NCAA bid UC IRVINE - New coach and new team tor 1992-93 FOR TICKETS CALL: 81 6-421 -BALL or TICKBTMASTER 816-931-3330 Charge by phone dt stop by any Tlcketmaster outlet SL set m 0k m WU fes

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