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Tuesday, September 20, 1955
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As Rainbows Pop
By Walt Blore
Sports Staff Writer
Back on the island of Oahu
they're singing the song "You
Gotta Have Heart" with new gusto,
for the Rainbows from the Univer
sity of Hawaii really proved that
theory as they smashed the Corn-
huskers in resounding fashion Sat
On paper the Cornhuskers had
everything while the boys from
Pineapple Land had nothing noth
ing but a tremendous amount of
spirit. That spirit showed from the
opening kickoff until the final gun
Paced by Skippy Dyer and a
bevy of hard running backs the
Hawaiians completely out-charged
the heavier and more talented Ne
braskans. Actually, the Rainbows didn't
win the game until the fourth quar
ter when, with 9:20 left, hard
charging Hartwell Freitas plunged
over from the one-foot line for the
only score of the game. But, from
the time Dyer returned the open
ing kick to the Hawaii 46, things
looked black for" the Big Red. The
game was highlighted by missed
tackles that enabled the backs
from the island of Oahu to make
. large gains when it appeared as if
they would be slammed to the
ground many yards behind the
line of scrimmage.
Immediately after the second
half kick-off the Huskers looked
like the pre-season raves they had
been receiving from the sports
writers. In nine plays they
marched from their own twenty to
the Rainbow thirteen. Then with
fourth down and three to go on the
six Willie Greenlaw tried a cross
buck and met a solid stone wall.
! The Nebraskans threatened only
once after that. With little more
than five minutes left Ed Ka
wawaki punted to Rex Fischer on
the Nebraska 32. The diminutive
scatback from Oakland got to the
Hawaii 37 before he was finally
caught. Four successive passes
failed to find their targets and the
threat died on the 29 with about
two minutes left. The Rainbows
ran out the clock and joyously
celebrated at mid-field.
GAME NOTES: ... About t h e
only precision seen all afternoon
' was the halftime drill put on by the
Naval Air Cadets from the Pensa
cola Naval Air Station
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J Sport Shorts
By BOB COOK
"Hawaii fit the battle of Nebraska
down. So goes the well known spiritual and so it went last Saturday
I on the Memorial Stadium sod with a band of determined eriHHprs from
the island of Oahu substituting for the immortal Joshua.
Nebraska's unforseen upset can be seen from many perspectives.
For the aggressive Hawaiians it was the gaining of a much sought
after revenge; an achievement of a goal.
For an awed crowd cf 23,000 it was no upset once the game was
underway. The Huskers were just plain outclassed.
For the Cornhusker followers it was a dismal opening cf a rugged
ten game schedule. For the sportswriters it was a chance to pick the
scabs off of an almost healed wound that has previously threatened
Nebraska Athletic stafrs, and last of all, to Coach Bill Glassford it was
a shattering blow to the hopes he had put into this year's edition of
the Cornhusker football squad.
After last season's 50-0 shellacking by a superior Nebraska foe,
the Islanders decided they would avenge their classification of "a
mediocre high school team." The Hawaiians, who although isolated
from the continent and unable to meet any local foes, had finally sched
uled a "big time football power," and found out what the competition
It was disclosed Sunday from members of the Hawaii delegation
that their smashing upset was not just "one of those things." It was
a well planned, well calculated, achievement of the so-called im
Immediately after the game last November, the Rainbows began
looking to the second game of the series. The coach wrote all the teams
the Huskers had played, and received scouting reports, films cf the
games and began the task of learning all they could about the Ne
braska football machine.
As drills opened August 10, the Hawaiians began running drills
against Nebraska offensive and defensive patterns. And Saturday the
Islanders showed they hadn't wasted their time, for they showed they
wanted to win and did just that.
Perhaps the most ironical note of the contest was that the Huskers
ran only six offensive plays as they tried to prevent the Ohio State
scoui irom geiiing a luu dope sneet cn tne Husker attack.
Too Late ...
At the half it was realized they had better start worrying about the
game they had on their hands at the time but evidently it was tco
late. The Huskers went back on the gridiron on even terms (0-0) but
the spirit and the teamwork couldn't compare with the tactful Ha
waiians. Personal View ...
Personally I feel that several attitudes will have to be changed
or the Huskers will really be condemned to a losing season. One is
that of the "loyal" Nebraska fans who after seeing things weren't
going right for, the Huskers began jeering the Scarlet efforts and
the Cornhusker squad is looking down the barrel of one of the roughest
applauding the opponents.
The other is the matter of trying to find fault in the policy of the
squad and their coaching.
If there are any bones to be picked about the handling of the
Huskers, I think the time to do it is after the season ... not when
schedules in the school's history.
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quarterback, intercepts a Hawaii
: The Rainbows disproved the the
i ory that you can't have your cake
i and eat it too.
! The Oahu Island bovs won the
football game and picked up' a
check for $25,000 as a guarantee.
To add. insult to injury the Corn
huskers spent $25,272.88 on their
trip to Hawaii last fall and received
only $6,358.62 as their share of the
profits at that game.
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line. Erway was immediately
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