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The Daily Nebraskan
Wednesday, November 9, 196.
By Bob Flasnick
With the state of Nebraska popping its buttons over
the fourth ranked Huskers and waiting in anxious antici
pation for the word on a bowl bid, the comments of Paul
Cox, sports editor of the Columbus (Ga.) Ledger Enquirer
in Tuesday's Omaha World-Herald no doubt caught the at
tention of many Big Red Fans.
Cox said, "There are several reasons why Alabama
and Nebraska would not be a good match (in the Sugar
Bowl) and just as many reasons why Crimson Tide Coach
Paul Bryant would rather not play the Cornhuskers."
The reasons stated by Cox were (1) the game "would
be a re-run of last year's Orange Bowl game, in which Ala
bama ran up a 24-7 halftime lead and then called off the
dogs before settling for a 39-28 victory . . ." (2) ". . . Ne
braska would not have a great deal of drawing power in
this section of the country, even if the Cornhuskers made
it through unscathed . . ." and (3) . . Bryant would
have a major assignment getting his team up for Nebras
ka. There's no way players who helped the Tide roll over
Nebraska last year could take the game seriously. . ."
Cox was nice enough to say that Nebraska would have
a psychological edge after last year's Orange Bowl, but if
you didn't know better you might think the Georgia sports
editor is pushing his home state Ramblin' Wrecks from
Georgia Tech for a Sugar Bowl bid.
The reasons he uses though for making Nebraska
sound unlucrative are open to question.
First of all, who's ever heard of a team not being "up"
for a bowl game (especially Alabama) when the title of na
tional champion possibly rides in the outcome. Alabama's
win over Nebraska last season in Miami New Year's night
and a couple of bowl upsets around the country the same
day earned the Tide the No. 1 label last season and it could
always happen again
Second, the Husker-Alabama game drew 74,214 fans
to the Orange Bowl last season with the help of 13,000
Nebraskans. The year before 75,504 were at the Cotton
Bowl to watch Nebraska and Arkansas. Husker fans ri
valed the Arkansas delegation in that one.
It's always been my contention that people around the
country would like to see just exactly what a Cornhusker
looks like, but if a bowl that has invited the Huskers is
having a hard time finding a crowd, it couldnt go wrong
by allotting Nebraska a couple thousand more tickets.
Third, Mr. Cox says another Nebraska-Alabama game
would be a re-run of the 1966 Orange Bowl. Well, all Ne
braska could promise is that they would do their best and
hope Bear Bryant pulls off his "dogs" if things get too
bad. I don't think he would have to.
Maybe we're barking up the wrong tree. Maybe the
Huskers don't even want to play in the Sugar Bowl, but if
Nebraska enjoys bowl-hopping, the New Orleans site would
seem the next logical pick.
In an effort to keep first things first, let's hope the
Huskers beat Oklahoma State this Saturday.
j., There I was, walking to my car after the Kansas game,
wearing the pilferers' dream, a red cowboy hat. The hat
was worn only at away games as a target for would be
attackers. Pity the poor fellow that would try to steal it
and in so doing encounter my animalistic wrath.
The hat had survived the tumult at Missouri in 1965 and
this year's migration to Colorado. Not a soul tried to grab
it in last year's cliffhanger at Oklahoma State or in this
year's Iowa State tussle.
"Surely," I told myself, "no one would try to steal
my hat on this friendly Kansas campus. What Jayhawker
would have the nerve?"
Most of the fans were already at the bar by the time
I left the pressbox and began the journey to my car over
the hilly KU campus. I met with no KU animosity as I
walked along, except maybe for a passing carload of stu
dents who yelled out the score of the 1966 Orange Bowl
I actually felt sorry for them, "Couldn't they find a
better retort than that after tbey had been beaten 24-13 by
And then it happened. A mere block and a half from
my car as I crossed an obscure alley, a black motorcycle
bearing two unknown riders made a right turn in my direc
tion. I courtesouly stepped back to let them pass and stood
there unwarily as the rear rider plucked that beloved
hat from my head. My attempt to run down the speeding
cycle was futile.
Big Eight Teams Shorten Huddles
Spending a shorter time
in the huddle this year,
Big Eight teams are now
getting off 160 plays a
game, compared with 147
last year. The main dif
ference has come with the
shortening of the interval
between plays. Last year,
the average time spent get
ting a play under way was
almost 19 seconds. This
year, plays are going in
about 16 seconds.
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Van Galder's Lead
By Ed Icenogle
Nebraska's Bob Church
ich is only Number Two
(statistically) in the Big
Eight, but you'd never guess
The Husker quarterback,
who has piloted NU to eight
wins this season, is behind
Tim Van Galder of Iowa
State in total offense and
Churchich has gained 914
yards is 198 attempts on
the ground : in the air to
stand second the individ
ual offense file. Van Gald
er has 1,085 yards in 247
That is an average of 4.6
yards for Churchich and 4.4
yards for Van Galder.
Churchich's throwing per
centage is .568, while the
Iowa State quarterback has
Monday, Nov. 7
Phi Gamma Delta A 19,
Theta Xi A 18
Pioneer 8, Brown Pal
Abel Xin 25, Abel VI 6
Abel X 14, Abel VII 6
Glenn 20, Custer 19
Entries are due at
5:00 p.m. Wednesday (to
day) for the intramural
turkey team race to be held
this Saturday. The turkey
team race is a new intra
mural event, according to
Intramural Director Joel
There will be six men on
a team. The team must
run through an obstacle
course laid out on the var
sity practice field located
west of the Men's P.E.
Building. Teams will com
pete against one another by
The prizes to be awarded
in the event follow the
holiday vein. Besides a
trophy for the three fastest
times the following prizes
will be awarded: (1st) one
turkey, (2nd) one goose,
(3rd) one duck, (4th) one
chicken, (5th) one cornish
hen, (6th) six chicken eggs,
(7th) one can of cranber
ries, (8th) one pumpkin,
(9th) six apples and (10th)
one can of popcorn.
The meet will be held no
matter what kind of weath
a .472 mark. Van Galder's
total yardage is greater with
1021 to 974 yards for Church
ich. Harry Wilson, who stands
fourth in the conference in
rushing and eleventh in tot
al offense, is behind Church
ich in total offense on the
Wilson has gained 452
yards on 98 plays and tops
the Cornhuskers in rushing
yardage, having netted 452
Larry Wachholtz leads the
Huskers in three divisions
of the statistic sheets: scor
ing, punt returns and pass
He has scored a total of
36 points to tie him with
Ben Gregory for scoring
honors. Wachholtz has had
one touchdown, kicked 18
extra points in 21 attempts
and made four of seven
All of Gregory's points
are on touchdowns.
Wachholtz has intercepted
six passes and has returned
25 punts 266 yards for a
10.6-yard average and one
The pass receiving title
belongs to Dennis Morrison
with 20 catches for 238
yards, and two touchdowns.
On the defensive side of
the coin, Marv Mueller is
leading the backs with 29 un
assisted tackles and seven
passes broken up.
Wachholtz makes his
mark on defense behind Mu
eller in unassisted tackles
(25) and ahead in assisted
takedowns (22 as opposed to
16 for Mueller) and s i x
Wachholtz' pigskin thefts
are a Nebraska season rec
ord. Linebacker Lynn Senkbeil
is on record for 33 unas
sisted and 35 assisted tac
kles, while Rick Coleman
has 28 unaided and 23
A 1 1-American candidate
Wayne Meylan and Carel
Stith are the "big" men in
interior linemen ranks. Mey
lan has 29 unaided tackles
and 30 with help, one recov
ered fumble, three blocked
punts and has broken up
Stith is 36-28 on tackles for
the NU defensive unit lead.
He has also recovered two
fumbles, blocked one punt
and broken up a pass.
Cornhusker punter Joe
Armstrong is fourth in the
Big Eight with an average
of 40.4 yards on 35 kicks.
David Morgan of Kansas is
leading the conference with
a 44.7-yard average.
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Marv Mueller . . . leads Husker defensive backs in
tackles and broken up passes.
KU Teammates Battle
To repeat as a Big Eight a couple more seasons.
Conference statistical cham- Enter Morgan, who not
pion is tough. However, to only lynched Lynch and
crack the elite title circle took the job away from
in a year such as this had him, but who also quickly
to be extra hard. Five in- skied to the top of the
dividuals who led six di- league and nation, where
visions were back this time. he is again this week with
Thus, the prospect of his 44.7 average.
Kansas' David Morgan Other individual leaders
whipping the rest of the include Iowa State's Tim
field to take one of those Van Galder in passing (76
top spots sporting an in- of 161 for 1,021) and total
cumbent rated a high de- offense (1,085) and Eppie
gree of difficulty the de- Barney in receiving (35 for
fender in Morgan's case include Iowa State's Tim
happened to be a team- Van Galder in passing (76
mate, Bill Lynch. of 161 for 1,021) and total
It was Lynch who came offense (1,085) and Eppie
on strong last year to res- Barney in receiving (35 for
cue the Kansas kicking 466); Nebraska's Larry
cause and win the Big Wachholtz in interceptions
Eight punting derby with a (6 for 51) and punt re
healthy 41.5-per-kick mark, turning (25 for 266); and
The Jayhawks were happy. Kansas' Don Shanklin in
Lynch was just a sopho- kickoff returning (15 for
more and would be around 303).
Player and School Carries Gain Lm NU Gain Averare
Cornelius Davis (Kansas State) 159 858 17 841 5 3
Don Shanklin (Kansas) 154 745 32 713 4.6
Wilmer Cooks (Colorado) 126 476 1 475 3 8
Harry Wilson (Nebraska) 'id 4h7 15 452 4 6
Les Webler (Iowa State) 116 443 6 4.17 3.8
William Harris (Colorado) 84 445 16 429 5.1
Jack Reynolds (Oklahoma State) 15 407 11 396 3.8
Charlie Brown (Missouri) 104 425 32 303 38
Jim Jackson (Oklahoma) 79 405 12 313 5.0
Dan Kelly (Colorado) 94 470 79 301 4.2
Pete Tatmaa (Nebraska) ,. 88 364 2 362 4.1
Ben Cirerory (v-l:rr--ka) t ( 4 ,7 4.1
Ron Shotts (Oklahoma) 89 265 8 277 3.1
Eddie Hinton (Oklahoma) 41 278 16 262 64
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FRESIIMAN BASKETBALL ROSTER
Name, Hometown Ht Wt.
Anderson, Doug, Superior, Neb G 6-0 185
Aspen, Mike, Hastings, Neb f-5 1&
Beckman, Dennis, Lincoln, Neb G 5-n iw
Berger, Brian, Long Beach, Calif F-C 6-7 190
Brown, John, Lincoln, Neb F b-5
Cauble, Ken, Midland, Texas F 6-5 19U
Collins, Larry, Englewood, Calif F 6-5 185
Gratopp, Bob, Grafton, Neb F 6 io
Jones, Craig, Waymart, Penn C 6-6 io
Line, Tom, Los Angeles, Calif G 6-3 W5
McPherren, Ed, Ten Sleep, Wyo O b-b X
Martin, Sam, Pawnee City, Neb G 6-0 lbO
Peden, Ken, Aliquippa, Penn " J
Placke, Arnold, Grand Island, Neb G 5-11 175
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Torrens, Lee, Bellevue, Neb. J J
Wilhelms, Greg, Stromsburg, Neb G b-i mi
Huskers Hold Lead
In Five Departments
A sudden spurt by Ne
braska, plus a record-tying
defensive effort by Missou
ri, changed the complexion
of the Big Eight Confer
ence team statistical races.
The changes which show
Nebraska now leading in
five of the races and Mis
souri taking over in pass
ing defense all revolved
around the Tigers shutting
off Colorado's passing of
fense. Nebraska is now the
total-offense leader with
its 325.6 per-game average,
shoving Colorado to second.
Missouri, not allowing a
single aerial yard to Colo
radothe first time this has
happened in a Conference
game since Kansas did it
to Missouri in 1963 grab
bed the lead in the tight
passing-defense race, show,
ing an average allowance
of just under 93 yards.
With the Huskers now rul
ing the total-offense stand
ings by a total of 112 yards
for the season over Colora
do, the Nebraskans also
show top spots in rushing
defense (79.9) and total de
fense (217.2), where the
championships have al
ready been awarded, and in
scoring offense (23.3) and
scoring defense (8.5).
Colorado still has the best
ground game with its 222.3-
per-game average, thanks
to the running of Dan Kel
ly, William Harris, and Wil
mer Cooks, all of whom are
listed among the top 10
runners in the individual
W l T Pet Pt. Ptn.
1.000 1D6 68
Nebraska ( 0
Oklahoma S 2
Colorado 5 3
Missouri 4 3
Oklahoma St. ... 2 4
Kansas 2 5
Iowa State 1 4
Kansas St O 7
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Iowa State 7 473
Kansas . 530 1978 247.2
Kansas State 8 478 1940 242.5
Missouri 8 49 1780 222.5
Oklahoma State 7 498 1428 204.0
Team WLT Pet. Pts. Pts.
Nebraska S 0 0 1.000 113 48
625 146 105
.563 104 109
8 597 2605 325.6
6 533 2493 311.7
7 434 2113 301 9
Oklahoma St. .. 2
Iowa Slate 1
Kansas St. 0
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Nebraska 8 493 1737 217.2
Missouri 8 533 2053 256.7
Colorado 8 509 2158 269.8
Kansas 8 528 2170 271.3
Oklahoma 7 485 1951 278.8
Oklahoma St 7 467 2033 2H0 4
Iowa State 1 501 2153 307.6
Kansas State 8 560 3044 380.5
Last Week's Results: OKLAHOMA 37. KANSAS STATE 6; COLORADO 26.
Missouri Oi NEBRASKA 24. KANSAS 13; Texas Tech 10, OKLAHOMA STATE 7.
This Week's Schedule: IOWA STATE at KANSAS STATE; OKLAHOMA STATE
at NEBRASKA; COLORADO at KANSAS; MISSOURI at OKLAHOMA.
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