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    Monday, November 20, 1967
The Doily Nebroskan
HtfireAili! VaKhub
ka out of he Big Eight
title picture 10-7 Saturday
with a substitute quarter
back's last quarter touch
down pass combined with
tremendous defensive play.
The winning tally came
with 14:01 left in the fourth
quarter as reserve quarter
back Garnet Phelps hit
sophomore halfback Jon
Staggers on a 38-yard pass
Third-stringer Phelps had
been pressed into action af
ter hard-hitting Wayne Mey
lan shook up Missouri's
starting quarterback Gary
Although the Huskers
never quit, the Missouri
touchdown put the finishing
touches on a long and dis
appointing afternoon for
Husker athletes and fans.
The Missouri defense shut
off Nebraska's offense at a
meager 11 yards on the
ground. Despite ferocious
pass rush, Nebraska's
Frank Patrick completed 12
of "2 passes for 161 yards
to keep the Huskers in the
On offense, Dan Devine's
crew rolled up 210 yards
against a team that had
led the nation in total de
fense with 139.1 yards per '
This is the first Nebras
ka team coached by De
vaney to lose three games
in a single season.
ReMarks . . .1
Sports Editor
Thursday's Thanksgiving Day encounter in Lincoln's
Memorial Stadium is identical to 1966's Oklahoma-Nebraska
tussle except the roles have been reversed.
A year ago, Nebraska was undefeated in league play,
had a loop crown clinched and had a Sugar Bowl match
awaiting them when they invaded Norman to play the
3-3 Sooners.
Thursday, the Sooners are the undefeated visiting
team which has a title tie clinched and bowl bids await
ing when they meet the 3-3 Huskers in Lincoln.
Since the Sooners won on their home field 10-9, does
this foreshadow a Nebraska win on its home field over
an undefeated Oklahoma squad?
The Sooners have no apparent weakness in rating
highly in all league statistics with the possible exception
of passing defense where they are placed in the loop's
fourth spot.
Defensively, they have allowed fewer points than any
conference team with a meager 40 points permitted in
eight games for a sparkling 5.0 average allowance.
offensively, Oklahoma tops the league in rushing of
fense, total offense and scoring offense with a 25.6 ave
rage output.
The Huskers are respectable in all categories defen
sively but offensively they can't match up those impres
sive figures Oklahoma has racked up in winning five con-
lerence games..
With the Big Eight's leading scorer and rushed Steve
Owens, a sophomore sensation and his alternating tail
back Ron Shotts, who is currently third in league rushing,
the Sooners can throw a one-two punch that the Huskers
haven't seen this year.
Adding quarterback Bob Warmack, a capable field
general who has thrown five touchdown passes this sea
son in directing Oklahoma to 205 points, and end Eddie
Hinton, who has caught 17 passes for 268 yards, the
Sooner offense will be touch to stop.
Oklahoma can also employ a defensive middle guard
who has the credentials that may even overshadow Ne
braska's 1966 Ail-American Wayne Meylan.
Granville Liggins, one of the league's and possibly
the nation's quickest defensive players, was also a 1966
Ail-American, who has been the mainstay of the tough
Sooner line.
Oklahoma has blanked four opponents and has held
two other teams to a single touchdown, while the Huskers
have also shutout four foes.
Until Saturday's game, Nebraska had the nation's
leading total defensive crew, while the Sooners boasted
the country's leading defensive scoring average of only
5 points a game.
Nebraska will meet a team with an equal defense
and an offense that has shown more potency this season.
Keeping those items in mind, we feel Oklahoma will
nand Nebraska its fourth 1967 loss in clinching its first
league grown since 1962.
After hitting on three of four games last week to
level our percentage at an even 80 per cent, will try
Saturday's games.
Oklahoma State over Kansas State: Oklahoma State
will warm up for its Oklahoma Sooner game by dump
ing a winless Wildcat crew in Stillwater. Jack Reynolds
and company will nick ud where thev left off after Dound-
lng Iowa State 28-14 last Saturday.
Colorado over the Air Force: Colorado wants to look
as impressive as possible to
down Air Force Saturday In
Buffaloes have regained their
ing Kansas and Kansas State
will end their season successfully with an 8-2 mark.
Missouri over Kansas: The
son with an 8-2 record bv handine the Kansas Javhawks
their third straieht defeat. The
iheld Nebraska's powerful running game to only 11 yards
land Whiln ihov tviav tint limjt thn Tovhourlra in thnea a
may not limit
they will
stop the Kansans and tie Colorado for
-secona place.
dinners Named
n Table Tennis
Herb Schrader. indepen
dent, won the All-University
Sinrln tohlo t o ti n 1 b title
Jt'nieorns Roy Blazek and
jflonald Becker won the dou
bles crown and Beta Theta
pi captured the team title
3n the recently completed
intramural table tennis
Trailing 7-3 Missouri got
its big chance when Jay
Wallace partially blocked
a Dana Stephenson punt giv
ing the Tigers the ball at
the Nebraska 37.
Three plays and one-yard
loss later, Phelps and Stag
gers teamed up to give Mis
souri its first lead of the
game, 10-7. It was the first
time this year a team has
scored on a pass against
The Huskers were as
stimulating as the sunny,
50-degree Mizzou weather
early in the game, as they
put on one of their finest
offensive showings of the
year in the first quarter.
For a while it looked as
if Nebraska would tame the
With the ball on the NU
16 after Steve Kenemore
boomed his first punt of
the game 57 yards, Denny
Richnafsky beat his man
and Patrick hit him for a
30-yard gain.
Gregory tried right tackle
for a one yard loss, then
picked up two on a short
pass from Patrick.
With third down and nine
at the Husker 47, the tall
Husker quarterback hit
Paul Topliff for the Husk
ers first big play of the
game and a first down at
the Tiger 37.
Two plays later it was
third and seven at Missou
ri's 34.
As Patrick threw, Ordu-
Bowl bidders and they will
an intra-state battle. The
early - season form in down
the last two weekends and
Tigers will end their sea
Tiuers freocius defense
the Jayhawks to those to-
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na and Topliff battled Mis
souri's Butch Davis and
John Meyer in the end zone.
All four went up for the
But Orduna came down
with it for the touchdown.
Nebraska had driven 84
yards on seven plays to
give the Huskers a 7-0 lead
with only 7:30 gone in the
first quarter.
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Lead Midwest Soccer League
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Kickers stretched their sea
son's record to 8-1 in blast
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2-3 Delta Upsilon
2- 3 Phi Kappa Psl
1- 4 Sigma Phi Epsilon
14 Kappa SlRma
4-1 Phi Gamma Delta
4-1 Sigma Chi
3- 2 Farm Hotue
2- 3 Delta Tau Delta
1-4 Theta XI
1-4 Sigma Alpha Epsilon
S O Alpha Tau Omega
4- 1 Triangle
3- 2 Alpha Gamma Bho
1-4 SiKtna Nu
1-4 Beta Sigma Pat
1-4 Ak Men
S O Cornhmker
3-2 Delta Sigma Pi
3-2 Pioneer
3-2 Chi Phi
1- 4 Delta Sigma Phi
0- 5 Alpha Gamma Sigma
6-0 Sigma Alpha Mu
5- 1 Pi Kappa Phi
3-3 Tlwta Chi
3- 3 Tau Kappa Epsilon
2- 4 Zeta Beta Tau
1- 5 Aranta
1-5 Brown Palace
4- 1 Abe! Ill
4- 1 Abel VI
3- 2 Abel VII
3-2 Abel IV
1- 4 Abel II
0- 5 Abel V
3- 1 Abel IX
.1-1 Abel XI
2- 2 A 1ml XIII
1- 1 Abel X
1- 3 Abel V!!!
5- 0 Clenn
4- 1 Front
3- 2 Caraon
2- 3 Thoreau
1- 4 Penn
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In the second quarter af
ter a Stephenson punt hit
Joe Orduna on the helmet
at the 22 of Missouri the
fired-up Tigers drove 51
yards through Nebraska's
But at Nebraska's 27 the
Black Shirts stiffened. Mc
Cord stopped Staggers for
no gain. Adrian Fialia broke
up a Kombrink pass. Pass
downed by the rugged Missouri
had been averaging 186 yards)
ing the University Soccer
Club 8-2 Sunday in a Lin
coln rematch.
The Kickers, now 6-3-1,
4-1 Harper U
3-2 Harper 111
3- 2 Harper VII
2-3 Harper IV
2-3 Harper V
0- 5 Harper VI
4- 1 Schramm VHI
4-1 Harper X
4- 1 Schramm IV
2-3 Schramm II
1- 4 Schramm IX
0-5 Harper IX
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5- 1 Fairfield
4-2 Gus 1
2- 4 Avery
2- 4 Gus III
15 Sellerk
0- 6 Benton
.1-0 Godding
4-1 Kiesselbach
3- 2 Unicorns
2-3 A.I. A.
1- 4 Delta Theta Phi
0- 3 Smith
4- 1 Phi Epsilon Kappa
4-1 Civil Kngineera
4-1 Phi Delta Phi
2- 3 Pharmacy
1- 4 Dents
0- 5 Aggies
3- 1 Falcon
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2- 2 Dirty Old Men
2-2 Mnusem
04 Mavertcffk
4 0 Phi Kappa Pl-B
2-2 Signs Phi Ep.-B
2- 2 Phi Delta Thrta-B
13 Fetii Thelii Pi-B
1- 3 Delta Upsllon-B
4- 0 Sigma Alpha Epailon-B
3- 1 Farm House-B
2- 2 Kappa Slgma-B
1- i Sigma Chi-B
04 Phi Gamma Delta B
4- 0 Beta Sigma Psl-B
3- 1 Triangle-B
2- 2 Theta Xl-B
1-3 Delta Tau Delta-B
0-4 Sigma Nu-B
ing off a reverse, Staggers
failed to find his receiver.
Then defensive tackle
Jim Wallace came in to
kick a 45-yard field goal,
the longest of his career,
with 4:48 remaining in the
At halftime, Nebraska
had rolled up 106 yards
passing and 23 rushing
compared to Missouri's 32
Photo by Doug Kei
Tigers who
held Nebras-
to only 11 net yards:
had dropped an earlier 9-1
debacle to the Omahans in
The Kickers built up a
6-0 halftime bulge before
Steve Mwamba. the local's
leading scorer, booted home
two goals, but by then the
outcome was never really
in doubt.
"They played with the
wind the first half when
they scored t h e six goals,"
said Tim Rickard, club
"They were quick enough
and strong enough to break
down our teamwork," he
said in explaining that the
game wasn't quite as one
sided as the 8-2 indicates.
"We improved from the
last time we played them,
but we made a couple of
The local club warmed up
for the Kicekr match by
taking 5-1 decision Satur
day in Lincoln from Persh
ing College soccer club.
Rickard booted two goals,
while Sumai Hasimoglu, a
scored a three-goal hat
"They were a tough team
that was fit and strong, but
they played soccer 'ike ex
footballers," he said in ex
plaining the local club suf-
f e r e d numerous bruises
from the hard-hitting col
legiates. Rickard said the Beatrice
natives were a tougher
team than had earlier been
anticipated, although the
Pershing team had defeated
John F. Kennedy College
and Creighton University.
yards passing and 84 on
the ground.
After the halftime break,
on the first play from
scrimmage, Barry Alvarez,
who had his greatest day
as a Husker including 20
tackles, recovered a Stag
gers fumble on the Mis
souri 25.
But the Huskers could
grind out only seven yards
in three plays, putting the
ball on the 18 with a fourth
and three situation.
Disregarding a field goal
attempt, Nebraska sent Joe
Orduna into the left side,
stopped him one yard short
of the first down.
Missouri got their big
break on the second play
on the fourth quarter when
Stephenson's punt was de
flected by Wallace and car
ried only 17 yards to the
Nebraska 37. Phelps then
hit Staggers in the end
zone for his lone comple
tion of the day.
Meyhem reigned during
the fourth quarter as Ne
braska and Missouri played
seasaw on the gridiron.
Alvarez: Mizzou
Toughest Team
We've Faced
"Missouri was the strong
est and toughest team we've
faced," senior linebacker
Barry Alvarez said after Ne
braska's 10-7 loss to t h e
Missouri Tigers at Colum
bia Saturday.
Alvarez, a 6' 235-pounder
from Burgettstown, Pa., ac
counted for 20 total tackles,
his season's high, in Satur
day's clash.
Alvarez increased his tac
kle total to" 98 this year in
cluding 69 assisttd stops
which is an ail-time high
Cornhusker record,
coach) said it was their
best prepared game," Al
varez said.
"They came right at us."
he said. "Missouri just
plain beat us."
"There defense was real
strong too," the senior
linebacker said.
Alvarez said halfback Jon
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Nebraska took over on
their own 22 with 14 min
utes left in the game. On
second down, Patrick faded
back to pass and was hit
hard by defensive left end
Elmer Benhardt. wh'o made
a point of being in the Hus
ker backfield all afternoon.
Patrick was stunned and
took a short rest on the
bench while Ernie Sigler
took over.
Less than a minute later
Alvarez forced a fumble by
Ron McBride. Marv Muel
ler recovered.
Davis and Orduna com
bined for a first down at
the Missouri 47, before a
Sigler pass intended for Or
d u n a was deflected and
picked off by Missouri's
Wehiii on the Tigers 28 and
returned to the 39.
Again the Black Shirts
came through, forcing the
Tigers to punt from their
own 32 after officials
stepped off a fifteen-yard
penalty and kicked Mis- j
sotiri's giant 275-pound
tackle out of the game for
Staggers and fullback Bar
ry Lischner were good run
ners for the Tigers.
"They gave Missouri
threats of breakaway speed
(Staggers) and power up the
middle (Lischner).
He said Missouri's w i n
ing touchdown pass was a
broken play.
"Meylan (Nebraska's Ail
American middle guard) had
the quarterback (Garnett
Phelps) for a second and
three guys were ready to
drop him," Alvarez said.
"They didn't do anything
unexpected," he said. "We
just got beat."
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threatening to take a poke
Jerry Patton.
With 6:40 left, Stephen
son recovered a Staggers
fumble on the Nebraska 22,
and the Huskers for a while
looked like the comeback
team of last year.
Patrick hit Orduna for
nine and Gregory for eight,
before finding Davis alone
with running room on the
He was stopped after a
gain of 26 on the Missouri
38, but the hard-nosed Ti
ger defense led by Ben
hardt, dug in to stop the
Husker rally.
Two exchanges later the
south goal posts came dovn
and Missouri ran out the
clock, ending Husker hopes
of sharing the Big Eight
title they had held for the
last four years and also
ending hopes with scouts
from the Gator, Blue Bon
net and Liberty Bowls
watching the action.