The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska on October 23, 1960 · Page 37
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The Lincoln Star from Lincoln, Nebraska · Page 37

Lincoln, Nebraska
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Sunday, October 23, 1960
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NU On Losing Side Because Big Plays Failed Colorado’s Thundering / ' i^‘ - * :! Buffs Better Tlian Expected-J eniiiiigs By Dick Becker Boulder, Colo. — Unlike the Pittsburgh Pirates, the Nebraska Cornhuskers couldn't hit a home run when it counted Saturday. There were opportunities galore, but the Huskers’ sluggers struck out this time. them a big lift. There were just two minutes left and they weren’t likely to score” However, Jennings had glowing tribute for Colorado. ‘ They moved the ball too well for us, actually better than we thought they could Then they hit some Coach Rill Jennings, who t*ritical passes, too. This is how Buffs rolled over Nebraska . . . with plays like this 11-yard run by Kd Coleman b(*hind a wave of blockers. took 15 minutes to wind his w'ay through the crowd, paused outside the building for a chance for a cigarette and to compose himself before entering the dressing room—a room silent as a tomb. “We’re still not making that big play,” ho declared. “When we do make it. We win. “That kickoff return of Woods broke our backs. It was the one. That last touchdown was just one of those things. “The ki.'koff return was just a matter of speed. We covered pretty well ... but nobody could catch him. Of course, we probably eased up a bit, too. We had driven in to tie up the game ... but when they came back so fast it gave n i , Pass Fails Thunder Thorntuii is buried and surrounded, but in the end zone with .Nebraska TI) on one-\ard plunge. “We stunted ourselve.s right out of some plays. It wasn’t the players’ fault. They just had passes on when we stunted. “But I would say that today Colorado was as good as any team we have played. They have good size and good speed. Some of the Texas backs have the same speed as Woods but we didn’t see it. ‘•That long run was the first one against us this year. I believe .Minnesota hit a 27-yard pass for a touchdown and Watkins of Iowa State went 20 yards for a score ... but this is the first long one.’’ In regard to his Corn­ huskers, Jennings said: “We played hard but hurt ourselves with mistakes. Penalties hurt but 1 certainly have no criticism of the players on this matter. That one late in the game that set up their last score was just one of those things. Our player (Darrell Cooper) dove for the ball. It might have been loose when that cr back fell down. You can’t stop once you have started. “They moved the ball far better than we did, as a result they had it a lot more and they played well on defense. “That Romig is a fine player ... I don’t know for sure without looking at the movies, but he certainly guessed right a lot of the time, (Romig was in on 10 of the first 11 tackles in the game). “They moved their corner linebackers up clo^e on us. “I thought their quarterbacking was excellent, not so much their calls but their execution. “This is a lot better Colorado team than we played last year.” In regard to Nebraska’s outing next week at Lincoln against Missouri, the conference kmgpin, Jennings had nothing to say. There is little to say w'hen it’s out of the frying pan aiid into the fire. Football Photos Had Encii^h^ Buff? by Romiji N—P. Btdt (lorham \ ^ V , .A “ U illis i^dfi Sicldc «r- « * f . Frank (FScill Buff guard Joe Romig spoils Dusker Pat Fischer’s aim. Last Chance Incomplete Poss F ' ^ / T w. « S'—riligellioff Miifl Ru'tuj’«' Pourtfe-quarte» opportunity eluded Hiukers when pass from CL’s Gale Weidner slipped tlunoiigli bands of WaiHFcn Powers on Id^ard lino* Colorado’s Ed Coleman gels buried by Cornhuskers on CU 43 aft^r 3-yard gain.

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