The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 1, 1961 · Page 35
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 35

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 1, 1961
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Ootob«r 1» 1961 UNCOlsN SUNDAY JOURNAL AND STAB IP Unique View of Arizona TD Sequence camera catches Eddie Wilson’s pass » • • , , . And so does Arizona’s John Renner . . , I Arizona’s Joe Hernandez expresses disgust after ref ruled he trapped, not caught, a pass ^iiii'iiiiiiiiiiiittiiiiiiitiiiitiiiii!iiii;iiiiiittiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitii' liiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiitiiiiiirniiiiiiiitiiiHiiinitiiiMiiiiiiiitiiimitiiiHi Jennings Glad Wasp’s Nest Missed Big Sting By Don Bryant Nebraska coach Bill Jennings had a good case of mixed emotions following the Huskers’ 14-14 tie with Arizona Saturday. He was unhappy about not winning — and tickled to death about not losing. “Boy, we walked into a wasp’s nest, didn’t we?” he said. “We had a couple of good chances to score and didn’t cash in.” Jennings was obviously thankful that time ran out before Arizona had a chance to kick a field goal. “I didn’t think they were ever going to start the clock,” he said. “It’s supposed to start just as soon as the injured player is removed, instead of when the ball is put in play like after a regular time out. “But I don’t think a field goal would have counted anyway. They probably would have been caught for an illegal formation, or with 12 men on the field.” The Husker coach denied that he issued orders to linemen not to charge. It appeared to press box observers that Nebraska was playing off the ball and “waiting” on defense, rather than charging. “Basically, it was the same defense as last week,” Bill said. “We mixed it up. It might have been that we were calling one defense more than another.” Questioned about Nebraska’s decision to decline an offside penalty on a late punt, electing to take the ball deep in NU territory rather than force the Wildcat« to kick over, Jennings said; “It was a judgment call by our captain, that’s all- just a case of judgment. I think our kids just wanted to get hold of the bail. And, of course, I recall a game where a team puated over and the receiving team fum­ bled on its own 11 yard line, too.” Bill said Nebraska’s pass defense was “ail right,” adding, “We felt we had to give them the short ones, but we didn’t let them have any long ones. Dennis Stuewe and Warren Powers did a fine Job on defense, and Stuewe did well running, too.” Jennings expressed concern over the fact the Huskers couldn’t generate a sustained attack, “We certainly didn’t move well, and I hope we can find out why and correct the matter quickly,” he said. “We’ve got to play a lot better with the schedule we’ve got coming up.” Other comments from the Husker coach: “Arizona really has speed and quickness —And that fullback ran fast all day, hitting off tackle. They trapped us to death all day. “I wouldn’t say we did well stopping long gainers. While we didn’t let the m score on a long play, they moved the ball for a lot of long gains. “Thornton fell down because out guards didn’t get out quick enough. “I don’t see how the ball could have been blown dead on that fumble we recovered in the 4th quarter, in their territory. It looked like it bounced right out of the boy’s arms when he w a s hit, but I guess it was blown dead.” And, as a parting shot at the w’eather man — and not designed as an alibi—Jennings answered a question about the wet field by saying, with a grin: “Well, I will say that I would like to play a game on a dry field. I don’t know if we’d do better or worse, but I’d like to try it for a change.” For 1st Arizona TD. Then , Teammate shares glee over 7-yard play. Lemme In^ Coach! Fans’ old favorite—The Dog On The Field—made halftime appearance. Pass interference? Yes, said officials, Wildcat Bobby Lee Thompson backed Husker Dennis Stuewe—and penalty set up first NU touchdown. into Nebraska Pass is Huge Success Football Photos by Bob Gorluim Bob McKay Harald Dreimanis Web Ray end Jim Ebige it afi alcme as ha haids in tcmcbdown pass fremi Demiis Claridg^ ^MterbaeÉ Detmis Clmridie • •. (pooled after fta

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