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    The Daily Nebraskan
Monday, October 23, 1967
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"We've got to continue to
play well. Just because
we're young is not an ex
cuse to give up," halfback
Joe Orduna said after Ne
braska's disappointing 21
16 loss to the Colorado Buf
faloes. The 5'10", 194 pound
former Omaha Central
standout had ten carries for
98 yards and caught a 39
yard pass which almost went
for a touchdown.
This included a 27-yard
run over left tackle in the
third quarter pulling the
Huskers to within one point,
"The touchdown in this
game was a sweep while
the other one ( a similar
touchdown against Minne
sota) was an option run,"
he explained.
With Orduna leading the
way, the Cornhuskers rolled
up 402 total yards, a sea
son high.
"We tried a lot harder,"
Orduna said. "We worked
as a team."
"They wanted to win a
game as much as anyone,"
Coach Bob Devaney said of
his Cornhuskers.
Devaney said Orduna did
a "real good job."
"He is getting better all
the time," Devaney said.
"I looked and it was
gone," Orduna said, refer
ring to his four-quarter fum
ble which turned the ball
over to Colorado on their
own 16-yard line.
Orduna said Colorado was
good but thought Nebraska
could beat them.
"They (Colorado) were
up for the game too," he
Orduna said that during
the end of the game, the
attitude of the team was,
"we had to get a touchdown."
Coach Praises Husker Effort;
'We Threw The Book At Them'
"We threw the book at
them," Bob Devaney said
after the Buffalos remained
undefeated Saturday in a
game the Huskers let slip
through their hands in the
form of fumbles and pass
Despite the loss, which
dropped Nebraska's record
to three wins followed by
two consecutive losses, De
vaney had nothing but trib
ute to give to his young
I think this team wanted
to win as much as any of
our teams have wanted to
win," the Husker head
coach added. "This team
went out there with tre
mendous desire."
Devaney said he used
two main weapons, gam
bles and passing, 'n at
tempting to prevent his
Huskers from dropping
their second straight game.
"We felt we had to Ram
ble to beat Colorado." he
said ."We were not going to
let them type us on what
we might do next."
On a fourth down and one
situation from the Ne
braska 29 in the second
quarter, the coach told
quarterback Frank Patrick
to plunge up in the middle
In hopes of achieving four
more tries for ten yards.
The big sophomore
sneaked up the middle, but
the officials ruled Patrick
had fumbled the ball.
Whether Patrick did in
deed fumble is question
able, but Colorado took the
ball at the 29 and marched
d o w n f i e 1 d, rulm'"
Ing their five play drive
when Larry Plantz took a
handoff from quarterback
Bob Anderson and scooted
six yards around left to
"I would have called that
play again," Devaney said.
Not all Devanev's innova
tions proved costly.
He used haflback Ben
Gregory as a pass receiver
and .pass, thrower gaining
favorable results both
The hard-driving half
back caught three passes
for 56 yards, one a 17 yard
touchdown tf A
mentarily put Nebraska
ahead 7-0.
The Uniontown, Pa. na
tive also took a pitcch-out
from Patrick and com
pleted a 33-yard pass to the
game's leading receiver
Dennis Richnafsy. ...
"Colorado was too strong
to just handoff and run con
sistently ct," he said. "We
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RETURNING TO HIS OLD FORM . . . "Pope" starts down the 17-yard homestretch
Shuts Out Wildcat Freshmen
Nebraska's fresh
man football squad made
a successful debut Friday,
knew we had to put the ball
in the air."
Four of the aerial drives
fell into enemy hands with
two of them being returned
for long touchdowns which
iced the first Memorial Sta
dium defeat after 20
straight wins for the
"We played well enough
to win," he said glumly.
"I think with the amount of
yards we gained (402 to the
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ING Oct. 24, 7:30 p.m. at
Wesley Foundation.
Rifle Club
Someone did beat Colo-,
The University, rifle club
defeated Colorado Saturday
2,115 to 1.097. '
Ton Nebraska shooter
was Alan Anderson with 554
of 600 possible points. Man-'
fred Wurderlich h i t 545,
Greg Busacker scored 513
and Tim Stroh hit 503.
After winning the first
match of the season, the
team will travel to St. Lou
is, Mo. next weekend - to
compete in the Washington
Univrsity Invitation
al Meet
defeating the Kansas State
Wildcats at Manhattan 24-0.
Racking up 363 total
Buffalos' 182; we well could
have won."
In saying he felt Ne
braska played its finest
game of the campaign,
which reached its halfway
point Saturday, Devaney
added: "If the team goes
on to play as well as Sat
urday it will be tough for
the teams we will face."
Devaney also observed
that breaks, such as the
Huskers' four fumbles and
four passes that were inter
cepted have a way of even
ing themselves out over a
period of years.
"In the years since we
have played Eddie Crowd
er (Colorado coach) we
have had some real fine
breaks go our way," he
said. "Some of them
turned the ball games and
enabled us to win."
"I think the breaks today
somewhat evened up for
the breaks we've gotten in
the past," the nation's win
ningest coach said.
In crediting the offensive
line with a fine game, De
vaney said, "In the long
run putting the ball in the
air as part of our game
rather than just throwing
for necessity, made our
offense more potent."
The Huskers tossed the
ball 27 times with 14 com
pletions, enabling receivers
to scamper for 191 yards.
Swim Meets
Volleyball tourna
ment schedules and swim
meet flyers will be distrib
buted at a women's intra
mural representatives meet-.
ing 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in
Bancroft Hall. (
For further information
contact either Linda Irving
at Gamma Phi Beta or Jan
Donnan at Kappa Kappa
Defense Unit
yards, Coach Cletus Fisch
er's yearlings outlcassed a
Wildcat squad considered
the schools best in many
Leading the powerful
rushing offense was James
Smith, a 167 pound halfback
from Midland, Pa. who
netted 101 yards.
Smith had a spectacular
67-yard touchdown run in
the second quarter putting
the Huskers ahead 14-0.
Quarterback Rick Wen
ner led the team well, com
pleting five of 11 passes for
69 yards and running for
23 yards on 4 carries.
"He did a real good job
of quarterbacking for his
first game," Fischer saad.
Halfback Dan Schneiss
recorded the first Nebraska
touchdown on a two-yard
run before Smith's touch
down. In the fourth quarter,
halfback Paul Rogers
kicked a 27-yard field goal
and Kearney halfback Tom
Heller scored on a six-yard
run to complete the
"Both the offense and de
fense played well,"
Fischer said.
When the defense holds
the opposition scoreless,
"you know they've done a
fine job," the Husker coach
"They (K-State) were
supposed to have a pass-
ing team
quarterback with the best
they've ever
had," Fischer
Fischer said the game
plan was to control the
ball, running the majority
of the plays while adding a
Place Third
The University cross-country
squad dropped a tri
angular meet Saturday
to Colorado 20-37 and the
Air Force Academy 20-39
in a three-mile Pioneers
Park meet won by the Air
Husker sophomore Bob
Tupper ran fifth with a
, 14:42 clocking, Mel Camp
bell placed tenth with a
15:10 reading and Don Bis
hoff finished eleventh with
a 15:13 timing.
. Coach . Frank Sevigne's
. squad, now 0-3 on the sea
son, will face the Missouri
. Tigers at Columbia Satur
day. Crowd Record
Smashed Again
Saturday's record crowd
of 65,766 who watched the
Colorado Buffalos remain
undefeated by edging Ne-
braska 21-16 at Memorial
Stadium was the seventh
consecutive home game
that set an attendance peak.
photo by Michael Hajman
for first Husker touchdown.
few passes to keep the de
fense honest.
"We will probably throw
more in the future." he said.
"We mainly wanted to
find out what kind of foot
ball players they were," he
Fischer felt that the Wild
cats were "pretty good of
fensively." "Our defense
didn't give them much of a
chance," he said.
Nebraska will face Mis
souri's Tigers, who have
beaten the Wildcats 12-7
and dropped a 40-7 verdict
to the Iowa State freshmen.
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'Colorado Outplayed 9
But Mistakes Prevail
Sports Editor
One of the three Sugar
Bowl representatives in Me
morial Stadium aptly des
cribed Saturday's Big Eight
showdown by saying, "They
badly outplayed them."
The defending champion
Nebraska, outplayed Colo
rado's aspiring Buffalos,
who seem destined for the
league crown, in all bat
three categories in Satur
day's contest.
Nebraska lost in fumbles
and intercepted passes fac
tors ultimately leading to
Colorado's 21-16 win.
"The guys realize we can
beat anyone with a few
breaks" halfback Ben
Gregory said after the Buffs
turned two pass inter
ceptions into 14 points that
all but sunk Husker hopes
for a fifth straight confer
ence title.
With the score tied seven
apiece on a Frank Patrick
to Gregory 17 yard pass
and a six yard Buffalo
samper by l.arry Plantz,
Colorado received their first
big break if the afternoon.
Colorado's briliant safety
man Dick Anderson stole a
Patrick toss and returned
it 25 yards upfield when he
was swarmed by red-shirt-ed
Huskers. He then later
ailed to defensive end Mike
Veeder who traveled the
remaining 45 yards for the
go-ahead touchdown with 49
seconds left in the half.
The Huskers took the en
suing kickoff downfield un
til they found themselves at
the four-yard line after a
Colorado defender interfer
ed with pass receiver Den
nis Richnafsky.
With no time showing on
the stadium claock. 'lback
Dick Davis, who rt d for
68 yards Saturday, . .nbled
the ball into the end zope
from the one in hopes of a
Husker recovering it for the
six points.
But Colorado recovered
ending the half at 14-7,
After a Joe Orduna 27
yard run over left tackle,
Jeff Raymond picked off an
other Patrick toss in the
third quarter from his de
fensive halfback spot and
returned it 76 yards for an
21-13 CU lead. ,
Kicker Bill Bomberger
booted a 33 yard field goal,
midway in the final stanza,
but by then the damage
had been done.
Nebraska moved to the
Colorado 16 late in the
game, but a fumble by Or
duna, who played his finest
game of bis career with 98
yards on 10 carries, ended
the threat.
An earlier second quar
ter fumble shot down yet
another Husker drive that
stalled on the Buaffalo 13
yard line.
The Husker spirit never
dwindled until the gun
sounded, ending coach Bob
Devaney's streak of 20
straight Memorial Stadium
'Everybody was fired
up," said offensive guard
Joe Armstrong, "They had
capable players, but their
spirit wasn't as good as
"I still believed we could
beat them up to that last
pass (which was intercepted
by safetyman Tom Kmeto
vic)," he added. "We had
them whipped you could
tell it in the line."
"That was the best effort
since I've been here," Greg
ory said, "It was even bet
ter than against Missouri
(in 1966 when the Tigers
fell 35-0)."
"It's funny, how we se
niors aren't used to losing,"
he said, in noting that two
straight losses were the
most ever suffered by a
Devaney led Nebraska
"Everybody w a n t e d to
win, but it just didn't go
that way," Gregory said.
The Huskers pounded out
their best offensive yardage
totals of the year, rushing
for 206 yards and passing
for 224 yards, outgaining
Colorado 402 to 182.
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An equal opportunity
Nebraska out first-downed
the Buffs 20-14 and ran
72 plays to 57 for CU. But
Nebraska fumbles and en
emy thefts thwarted Ne
braska's bid to upset the
nation's fourth ranked foot
ball squad.
"It was probably bad
judgment of my part when I
threw the ball," Patrick
said of the tosses which
were intercepted for the long
touchdown gallops.
"I'm not taking anything
away from them but we did
give them everything they
got," the big quarterback
Patrick, who hit on 14 of
27 tosses' for 191 yards also
picked up 26 yards rushing.
"I was running sprint op
tion patterns," he explain
ee, "I would drop back and
then I just ducked up in
side and took off."
Split end Dennis Richnaf
sky, in leading all receiv
ers with five grabs for 85
yards, felt the Colorado de
fenders played a guessing
game in covering him.
"Nobody really gave me
trouble," Nebraska's lead
ing all-time pass receiver
said, "They played more or
less a guessing game. One
time they would guess right
and other times they would
guess wrong."
On Raymond's theft, Rich
nafsky said that he went
long and the ball broke
short, enabling the Buffalo
back to run practically un
molested into the North
Stadium end zone.
"We beat them both in
side and outside," Richnaf
sky said.
The Huskers held Colora
do to 72 passing yards and
110 rushing yards, but 244
return yards spelled the dif
ference between a presum
able jump back into the top
ten national rankings and a
battle for the conference's
runner up spot.
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