The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 23, 1970, Page PAGE 7, Image 7

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    .Nobody wanted a
Associate Sports Editor
It was a good game all right.
Bat who came to see a good
Certainly Orange Bowl
representative Frank Rentz,
who made a comment similar
to the above, didn't want to see
a good game.
The Orange Bowl committee
and Big Red fans were looking
for another rout that would
enhance Nebraska's chances
for a national championship.
Nobody, but nooooooooobody
wanted to see a1 game that
wasnt decided until the final
But that's what they saw. It
took an intercepted pass in the
end zone by Nebraska's Jim
Anderson on the final play
before the Cornhuskers claimed
a 28-21 verdict over Oklahoma.
The slim win gave the Huskers
an undefeated season (10-0-1)
and sole posession of the Big
A few of the Nebraska
players actually preferred the
excitement of a 28-21 win to the
dullness of a 63-13 decision.
"I probably wouldn't have
said thfs during the last
Oklahoma drive," smiled
Husker middle guard Ed
Periard, "but I like playing in
a close game better than those
63-18 ones."
Quarterback Jerry Tagge felt
the same way. "This type of
g-'ime capped the season," said
Tagge. "It was a thriller and a
more exciting finish Just
couldn't be."
When Nebraska coach Bob
Devaney was Informed that
Periard and Tagge liked the
close games, the Husker boss
coul Vt understand.
"They must have been hit
hard In the head or something
out there," Joked Devaney.
"What I think is a good game is
wVn you're ahead 40-0 at the
half with the other team's star
quarterback ineligible."
But Oklahoma quarterback
Jack Mildren was not ineligible
at the half and neither were his
receivers who were in the end
zone on the final play. Mildren
tossed what he termed "a last
gasp pass" on the final play of
the game which popped m the
air before Anderson picked it
The final play was staged
af'er the Sooners had marched
from their own 20 to the
Nebraska 27 in what had to be
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the longest 80 seconds this
season tor the Huskers.
Mildren picked the Nebraska
defense with short passes and
one run during the final
Time was on Nebraska's side
and Mildren was forced to go
for the bomb on the final play
with only five seconds re
maining. "That last play was a real
dangerous situation for us,"
aid Jim Anderson. "There
were so many people around
that ball Just waiting for it to
fall into their hands. I Just
waited for it to pop into my
Nebraska, which missed two
easy touchdown chances in the
first half, fought back for a 14
14 haiftime score.
The Huskers took the lead for
the first time on a 13-yard
scoring pass from Tagge to
splitend Guy Ingles with 5:54
remaining in the third quarter.
Oklahoma picked apart the
middle of the Nebraska
defensive line and marched 80
yards to score with 14:48 left in
the game.
The extra-point kick tied the
game, 21-21.
Nebraska had to drive 53
yards for the winning
touchdown. The most crucial
play of the game, if not the
season, was when fullback Dan
Schneiss caught a Tagge pass
after a juggling act on the
Oklahoma three.
Nebraska was faced with a
third and 11 situation at the 27
when Schneiss made his catch.
"Dan's our Ice man," said
Tagge. "But he doesn't have
Ice hands. He's been telling me
all week that he was the best
pass catcher on the team. So
there was no question about
who to throw to In the must
Tagge eventually plunged
over for the score with 7:42 re
maining. The Huskers had a
chance to take a 10-point lead
with 1:25 left but Paul Roger's
field goal attempt was wide to
the right.
That's when Oklahoma took
over for the final drive. And
that's when Nebraska finally
claimed the Big E ght title
It was the sixth Nebraska ti
tle in the nine years since Bob
Devaney and Company arrived
on the Lincoln campus.
After the game, defensive
captain Jerry Murtaugh was
put on the spot. Earlier In the
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season Murtaugh had predicted
the Huskers number one and
said nobody could come close
to defeating them.
Well, Oklahoma came close.
But Murtaugh had an answer.
"We won didn't we?" And who
wants to argue with Jerry
Orange tickets
available Dec L
A special student sale
for Orange Bowl tickets
will be held at the Nebras
ka Coliseum Dec. 1-3.
According to NU ticket
manager Jim Pittenger,
approximately 2,000 tick
ets are available for Ne
braska students. Each ap
plicant must apply in per
son and present a Univer
sity of Nebraska ID.
Married students will be
allowed to purchase two
tickets. Each ticket will
cost $7.50.
According to Pittenger,
those students wishing to
buy blocks must have all
members of the block pres
ent upon purchase. Tick
ets will not be sold to in
dividuals presenting other
than their own ID.
Should applications ex
ceed the 2,000 tickets avail
able, a lottery will be held.
The Coliseum will be open
from 9-12 a.m. and 1-4 p.m.
Dec. 1-3.
Tickets can be picked up
Dec. 8-10.
New brew for the new breed
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Photo by Howard Rosenberg
Huskers clear hurdle . . . Nebraska's Cornhuskers
cleared their final hurdle for an undefeated season by trip
ping Oklahoma 28-21 Saturday, but I-back Jeff Kinney (35)
had an individual hurdle to clear during the game. That
being his lead blocker Dan Schneiss (22).
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