The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 21, 1964, Page 8, Image 8

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    Monday, September 21, 1964
The Daily Nebraskan
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Nebraska's Cornhuskers got
the 75th football season off to
a good if not sparkling start
Saturday afternoon as the
South Dakota Coyotes slunk
home after a 56-0 beating.
Nearly 34,000 fans watched
the 1964 editon of Bob Devan
ey's football team mount the
school's largest victory in
nearly 40 years. However, a
lot of polishing is needed for
the Huskers.
Sophomore Tony Jeter,
voted the game's most out
standing lineman, recovered
a South Dakota fumble to set
up the first touchdown drivev
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With Husker backs gaining
well, senior left half Kent
McCloughan finally carried
the ball over from eight yards
Duncan Drum kicked a
field goal with a littl over
two minutes left in first
quarter to make the score
Jeter pounced on another
Coyote fumble in the second
quarter and five plays later
junior fullback P'rank Solich
ripped through the middle foi
paydirt. Quarterback Fred
Duda's run for the conversion
was no good.
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jSolich was termed the
games's outstanding back on
:he basis of 54 yards gained
rushing in six carries. The
little speedster was converted
this fall and Coach Devaney
has indicated Solich is likely
to see a lot of action.
The Huskers scored three
more times in the first half.
Bob Hohn punched the ball
over from three yards out aft
er a Duda to Freeman White
pass had put the Huskers
w i h i n striking distance.
Sophomore Harry Wilson,
running under the signal call
ing of Bob Churchich, was
impressive with a run around
left end. With less than two
minutes left in the first half,
another soph, Pete Tatman,
scored to make it 35-0 at half
time The second half started
slowly with Duda having
ers. The husky quarterback,
who usually has little trouble
with passing, seemed to have
a case of the jitters.
Two-thirds of the way
the Scarlet and Cream scored
again, with McCloughan
running over the left side
from 25 yards out. Duda ran
the conversion to make the
score 43-0.
By the fourth quarter, De
vaney was playing nearly
everyone and the sophomores
showed they have a lot of
Tatman and Ron Kirkland
provided the spark in a 52
yard touchdown drive cli
maxed with Tatman's score
from the one yard line. Ted
Vactor's kick was good.
Wayne Weber passed to Bill
Haug for the final tally of the
game in a play that covered
39 yards. Vactor again at
tempted the conversion but
his kick was wide.
Coach's Comments
Need Practice On Fundamentals
Husker coach Bob Devaney was less than ecstatic over
Saturday's drubbing of South Dakota. "Some of our better
plays were stopped," he said. "There were too many
missed blocking assignments and our fundamentals were
generally not as good as they were at this time last year."
"Our kickoff coverage was very poor, and we will
work on that in preparation for Minnesota." As an after
thought the Husker mentor added wryly, "If we get that
many opportunities to use our kickoff coverage next week."
Asked about Quarterback Fred Duda's early passing
troubles, Devaney said, "Fred threw badly the first quar
ter. In the first Husker offensive play of the game, Duda
missed Bobby Hohn who was wide open on a pass play
designed to go all the way . . . that seemed to throw his
passing off for a while. Fred has a tendency to be nervous,
and that is something he and I will have to work on."
Devaney said that after Fred settled down he did a
fine job.
Devaney could not give enough praise to Frankie
Solich and his running capabilities. "Frankie has a great
deal of speed and the ability to change directions quickly.
When PYankie gets into the secondary, he causes a lot of
All-America candidate Larry Kramer will definitely be
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Freshmen fans in south stadium.
ready to go against Minnesota next week, but Ron Kirk
land re-injured his shoulder and his readyness his doubtful
for next week.
Harry Wilson, sophomore back who reminds some of
a cross between Thunder Thornton and Rudy Johnson, was
asked who laid the key blocks in his beautiful touchdown
scamper. "Why the whole team blocked beautifully," Wil
son said.
Devaney singled out Mike Grace for special praise
among the sophomores. "Most of the sophomore backs
ran pretty well, "Devaney said, "and that Ken Brunk is
faster than I had previously thought."
Devaney is a speed minded coach, and during the in
terview he constantly made reference to the speed or lack
of speed of specific players.
Devaney hinged the psychological attitude of the
team this season on the next two games Minnesota
and Iowa State. "Minnesota will be 'up' for the game next
week because it is the first game and it' is very easy to
get up for the first game. We had good spirit before this
game, and the miscues of the first quarter came from
nervousness, not apathy."
Coach Devaney did not add that 'Minnesota is always
tough.' Apparently he thinks that the fact is all too obvious.