The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, September 21, 1964, Page 8, Image 8
Monday, September 21, 1964 The Daily Nebraskan 8 mn WotHh YMmvy leosoim Starts 75th With 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 Pi f v A -1 HXSIMK 4?, 4 JV v HOHN SCORES SIX. . .Blocks scatter Coyotes as Bobby bulls. I NEW STUDENTS UPPERCLASSMEN ACTIVES PLEDGES 1 INDEPENDENTS FACULTY I . . Nebraska Union . . . EVERYBODY ... they're nice people ... I TEXTBOOKS j STUDY AIDS SUPPLIES il PAPERBACKS POSTAL SERVICE 1 'II . . . lower level ... ... they're nice people ... Coyote Uout With Husker backs gaining well, senior left half Kent McCloughan finally carried the ball over from eight yards out. Duncan Drum kicked a field goal with a littl over two minutes left in first quarter to make the score 9-0. 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. 5 1 m 1 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 potential. 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. NEW 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 problems." All-America candidate Larry Kramer will definitely be 4 - .. . f STADIUM INITIATED . . . 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.