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    THE DAILY NEBRASKAN
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 1969
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on the line Saturday
by Randy York
Ncbraskan Sports Editor
Both Nebraska and Kansas
State football tears have
been winding up all season
for Saturday's showdown in
Manhattan.
The game pits a surpris
ingly solid Wildcat outfit
against a Nebraska club with
,i revenge motive. The
Huskers, dumped 12-0 by In
state in their Homecoming
date last year, must win to
keep alive their Big Eight
Conference title aspirations
as well as prospective bowl
bids.
Likewise, Kansas State,
with a mathematical chance
to capture the league cham
pionship, seeks a post-season
bowl berth. Representatives
from the Gator and Liberty
bowls have indicated an in
terest in each team.
The Wildcats, who have
p ressed nationally-ranked
Penn State and Missouri to 3
point decisions, feature an
explosive offense and an ex
perienced defense.
Quarterback Lynn Dickey,
mentioned as a possible
Heisman Trophy candidate,
triggers the Wildcat machine
which has averaged 35 points
in eight games.
The Big 8's total offense
and passing pacesetter.
Dickey has passed for 1,821
yards for a 227.6 yard per
game average. However, he
also leads the league in
throwing interceptions,
misfiring 17 into enemy
hands in 276 passes.
Nebraska coach Bob
Devaney, who drilled his club
extensively this week on
defensive pass rushing, says
the key to beating the
Husker harriers
to run in NCAA
The Nebraska cross country team's schedule
has been expanded to include one more meet this
fall.
The Huskers, after a vote of the squad Wednes
day, will be competing in the NCAA championships,
according to Coach Frank Sevigne. The meet will be
held on Nov. 24 at Manhattan College in New York
City.
Sevigne said that there are no requirements to
be met by individuals or teams to compete in the
NCAA cross country meet like there are for the track
meet.
"It's up to the individual school to decide if they
want to compete," he said.
This will be the first time a Nebraska cross
country team has competed in the NCAA champion
ships, Sevigne said.
The Huskers will take a second place finish in
the Big Eight conference meet and a 31 dual meet
record to the national meet.
Sevigne said he would take his top five runners
to New York: Pete Brang, Greg Carlberg, Jim Lang,
Mel Campbell and Bob Tupper.
"The guys are real anxious to go," he said. "If
everyone is right we should be able to finish in the
top 10."
Sevigne indicated there wa some hesitation
involved in making the decision to compete because
of the status of Tupper.
"He has been hurt and hasn't been running up
to par," Sevigne said. "This was the question mark
in deciding if we would go or not."
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Wildcats is getting to Dickey
before he can throw.
NU defensive ends Mike
Wynn and Sherwin Jarmon,
ho overwhelmed Iowa State
quarterback Obert Tisdale
last week, are the chief
threats for such a plan to
work out.
Tisdale endured 97 minus
rushing yards last week. The
Husker defenders have in
dicated a duplicate effort
against K-State. After the
Cyclone game, Husker
defensive back Dana
Stephenson pointed to
Dickey, the white-shoed,
junior quarterback. Jarmon
says Dickey presents his
truest challenge ever.
Dickey, who along with
Tisdale and Kansas quarter
back Jim Ettinger has suf
fered minus rushing yardage
NU frosh
Manhattan Friday
Nebraska's freshman foot
ball team invades Manhattan
Friday afternoon to tangle
with Kansas State's yearl
ings. The Husker frosh, who own
a 2-1 record, have dumped
each of their two Big 8 foes
this season: Missouri, 42-19
in Columbia and Iowa State,
20- 7 in Lincoln last week.
Nebraska's only setback is a
21- 13 decision against
MeCook Junior College.
K-State has a 1-2 mark,
having beaten Oklahoma
State while losing to Missouri
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for the season. He has rush
ed 34 times and lost 67 yards.
K-State also owns an im
pressive rushing game
despite Dickey's affinity to
passing. Mack Herron has
accounted for a 58.0 per
game rushing average while
Mike Montgomery has 335
net yards, a per game output
of 41.9. Fullback Russ Har
rison, the ex-Omaha Tech
standout, is responsible for 34
ground yards per game.
The Huskers thus must
meet a balanced rushing at
tack and a potent aerial
game. Both K-State coach
Vince Gibson and Devaney
said this week they expect
the game to develop into a
passing duel.
Nebraska's passing effort
rides on the arm of
sophomore starter Jerry
invade
and Kansas. Missouri bested
the Wildkittens, 43-0 last
week.
Nebraska freshman coach
Jim Ross has been con
centrating on a defensive
pass rush in practice sessions
quarterback Lynn Dickey,
likes to pass frequently.
He fired 43 times in ttie
opening loss to KU and threw
38 times in a win over
Oklahoma State.
K-State coach Dean Pryor
has been hurt with key in
juries in the last two weeks,
Ross said. He added,
however, that K-State ex
poets to be in better physical
shape for the Cornhuskers.
Ex-Otuaha Tech standout
halfback Johnny Rodgers
paces the Husker yearlings,
lie has accounted for 605
yards in rushing, receiving
and return yardage in three
games.
He's the team leader In
four individual statistical
categories: rushing with 166
yards on 38 carries; receiv
ing with 157 yards on 10
catches; kickoff returns with
75 yards in three runbacks;
and punt returns with 207
yards in 11 attempts
Ross indicated Thursday
he would again start
Plattsmouth native Max
L i n d e r at quarterback
Ogallala native Steve Runty
may see early duty, however.
Ross said.
Tight end Kellv Schultz is
one of lander's prime
targets. I.inder has ac
counted for 221 yards passing
and two touchdowns
Halfback Dave Gooller. who
rushed for 51 vards against
Iowa State, halfbacks Rantlv
Butts find Bill Olds and
fullback George Eiben are
other key Cornhusker
threats.
John O'Connell, who has
intercepted three passes
leads the defensive unit.
Other defensive standouts
include middle guard Willie
Harper, linebacker Tom
Deyke and end John Dutton
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Tagge. the fourth best total
offense producer in the con-
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lerence. xagge nas passea
all i a 1 a a 4 ma
ior i,ioo yards ana aaaea isn
ground yards for an offensive
output of 163.0 yards per
game.
Tagge's figures have been
compiled despite being sub
jected to occasional bench
duty while fellow soph Van
Brownson directed the
Husker attack.
Brownson and Tagge are
comparable passers in the
accuracy department.
Brownson has completed 36
of 67 for a .537 completion
mark while Tagge is clicking
at a .586 average on 92 com
pletions in 157 tosses, the
league's best.
If the game does evolve
into a passing contest,
Nebraska may have the ad
vantage. Although the
Huskers are second behind
K-State in passing offense,
Nebraska leads the league in
passing defense. The
Wildcats rank fifth in that
department.
Nebraska
Although Nebraska's bas
ketball team returns 97 per
cent of the offense it gener
ated last season, Husker boss
Joe Cipriano still says de
fense remains the key to a
high conference finish.
Cip foresees a tough pre
conference schedule as more
of a challenge than a head
ache. Much of his optimism
in facing such foes as Du
quesne. Houston and Arizona
is rooted to the Huskers' de
fensive improvement.
"We seem to be improving
in every practice defensive
ly." he says. "If we keep
improving like we have been,
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Husker Mismatch?
Nebraska basketball coach Joe Cipriano says the
Huskers success this season hinges on defense.
Here, sophomore Donnie Wilson, 5-11 (right) gets
a special defensive test against 6-8 senior Jim
Brooks.
cagers improving
practices are bing devoted
to defense. We certain'y
can't afford to let down.
We're ahead of what we were
last year, defensively, and
we've got to stay ahead."
The Huskers' starting
package remains unwrapped,
however, Cip ad Is. He says
J m Brooks. Lcroy Chalk.
Chuck Jura an-1 Dale Von
Seggern are bating for two
front-line spots.
Last year's leading scorer
Marvin Stewart, lorn Scant
lebury, Cliff Moller, Al
X'ssen and Bob CtatooD are
the chief contenders for the
3-ymrd front spots, Cipriano
a.lded.
Sophomore Mike Petersen
from Omaha Creighton Pre
sustained a broken foot bone
in Saturday's put'ic scritn
m'K'e. Cip re'atod. He also
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said senior Ken Cauble has
been sidelined with a knee
hjurv. atri Chalk has missed
two days practice because of
a death in his f'iruily.
Cipriano cited the effort of
Brooks, who retreved 15 re-
bounds and deposited 11 field
goals in Saturday's scrim
maue. "Stewart, Scart
telbury, Moller and (Sam)
Martin also shot well," C:p
noted. Each guara shot over
50 per cent as Stewart
notche-i 12 field goals. Moller
and Martin 10 ipie. and
Scant'ebury nine
"We've got kio's who can
scre real well," Cip says,
"but the question is whose
going to be the most consis
tent b'jth offensively and
de'ensivelv. A norson is not
always going to shoot well,
but he r""-' always play
defense well.'
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By RANDY YORK
Nebraskan Sports Editor
Satchell Paige couldn't have said it any better
when he once offered, "Never look behind; someone
may be gaining on you."
The Huskers' are tied for the league lead with
Miccnnri uith 4.1 rpfnrrl Kansas State, saddled with
two conference setbacks, still has a shot at the crown,
providing the Huskers and Mizzou stumble in their
last two games.
It's doubtful that he was talking about Kansas
State's revitalized football program, but the wisdom
can nevertheless apply to the Wildcats.
Nebraska looked behind K-State somewhat last
year. The Wildcats capitalized, registering one of the
biggest conference upsets in the last decade, a 12-0
shutout in Lincoln.
Nebraska, however, can't afford to look behind
this season. K-State has changed roles and, perhaps,
for the first time last week was caught looking behind
itseif. Oklahoma State dampened the Wildcats' title
hopes with a 28-19 hijack at Stillwater.
Stumbling is not completely out of the question
either. This corner missed the Oklahoma State- sur
prise last week despite advance warning from fellow
staffers John Dvorak and Steve Sinclair. .
The blunder lowered the season batting average
to .767 with 33 correct picks in 43 guesses. This week's
effort calls for:
Nebraska 27, Kansas State 17 Both teams be
lieve in life after death. Each entertains bowl bids.
That is, providing it wins. K-State has been flashy,
but, at times, defensively deficient. The Husker Black
Shirts get stingier every week. Lynn Dickey and Mack
Herron were somewhat frustrated last week. Saturday
they will be frustrated.
Missouri 20, Iowa State 10 Cyclone coach
Johnny Majors claims his
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girls.
Oklahoma 28, Kansas 21 The Jayhawks arc
more than a hard luck case. They have dropped five
straight conference games, four of which have been
by four points or fewer. Oklahoma, meanwhile, feel
if a team is going to get beat, it might as well lose big.
The Sooners feel like winning all the time in Norman,
however.
Colorado 21, Oklahoma State 17 Everybody is
still recovering from the Cowboy shock against K-State.
including Oklahoma State. A team can't play well in a
partial state of shock, especially against lobby Ander
son in his home town.
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