The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, December 16, 1970, Image 6

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    Nebraska tames Nevada Wolfpack
' Associate Sports Editor
Nebraska? dingy Coliseum
took on a new cir of elegance
Monday night. The
Cornhuskers shelled the
University of Nevada at Reno,
Big Chuck Jura was passing
the ball behind his back. "It
just came naturally," he
Marvin Stewart found a home
in the corner and dropped in J 6
field goals for a new Nebraska
single game field coal record.
"And to think I was worried
about being rusty," smiled
Junior guard Al Nissen, in his
first starting assignment this
year, was credited with 15
assists. But he gave the credit
to Stewart. "Marvin is a great
shooter," he said, "and
anytime you give the ball to
by Jim Johnston
Title by default
Nebraska has played national championship caliber football
this season. But as New Years Day approaches, the only
way the Cornhuskers can win a mythical national title is
by default
Number one rated Texas must fall to Notre Dame in
the Cotton Bowl and No. 2 rated Ohio State must lose to
Stanford In the Rose Bowl. Either situation is possible, but
both are not probable.
The United Press International ratings do not change
after the regular season and the Huskers placed third nationally
behind the Longhorns and Ohio State. But AP, which has
the same top three, comes out with its final rating after
the post-season action.
Another situation which cannot be overlooked for
Nebraska's national title hopes is that the Huskers must
also; J post a victory. "It doesn't make any difference what
the other teams do if we don't win," says Husker coach
Bob Devaney.
So the picture is clear. If the Huskers are to win the
mythical AP title, they must beat Louisiana State and Texas
and Ohio State must both lose.
It's doubtful that even a narrow win by either el the
top two teams and a convincing win by Nebraska would
change the voters' minds.
Sun Bowl . . Dec, 19
GEORGIA TECH, 24, Texas Tech It . . . Tins Georgia
utfij wil bring some Sun pride back into the state.
Peach Bowl . Dec. 30
ARIZONA STATE 28, North Carolina 7 ... The Sun Devils
have an outclassed foe in this one.
; Astro-Bluebonnet Bowl . Dec. 31
OKLAHOMA S3, Alabama 17 . . . Texans will be seeing
the second best Wishbone-T offensive team in the nation.
Orange Botcl . Jan. 1
NEBRASKA 24, Louisiana State 7 ... The Cornhuskers'
offensive balance win keep that stingy Tiger defense under
Big Red power.
Rose Bowl Jan. 1
STANFORD 21, Ohio State 17 . . . Upset number one. Jim
PJunkett wants to prove his worth to die entire nation.
Cotton Bowl . Jan. 1
TEXAS 28, Notre Dame 17 . . . The Longhorns reign as
No. 1. YLe Irish will find this a tougher test than they're
taking this week in school
Sugar Bowl . . Jan. 1
TENNESSEE 35, Air Force 17 . . . The Sugar Bowl settled
for a second-rate team. And the Falcons will play like it
Gator Bowl Jan. 2
AU3UBN 35, Mississippi 24 ... A healthy Archie Manning
might make it closer. But be wo&t make the difference
la the winner.
him it's ' almost a sure
As a team, the Huskers
rewrote the record book with 51
team field goals and 116 points.
It was the biggest margin of
victory a Nebraska team has
enjoyed since 1913 when Jumbo
Stiehm's squad blasted Cotner
College, 56-11.
"Id rather play 25 like that
instead of those close ones,"
grinned Husker coach Joe
Cipriano. "We really oame off
the Texas road trip loose and
I'm glad to see us play a good
second half."
But it was more than a se
cond half effort against the
Wolfpack. The Huskers
demonstrated their superiority
early by taking a 42-21 lead
with 5:17 remaining in the half.
Nebraska b Id a 52-31 half time
It was a new starting lineup
that turned the Huskers loose
on a running game. ' Cipriano
sacrificed heighth for speed
and it worked.
"We're going to be more of a
running team this year," Cip
said before the season started.
And Monday night the Huskers
did just that
"This is the lineup we talked
about at the first of the year,"
related Cipriano after the
game. "We had to sacrifice
some board play to establish
this brand of game, but that's
what we did tonight."
Nebraska's lineup consisted
of Stewart and Nissen at
guards, Tony Riehl and Mike
Peterson at forwards and Jura
at the post. "We felt we had
some juggling to do because
some individuals just haven't
been playing as well as they
should be," Cipriano said.
Jura handled the scoring
duties at the beginning of the
game as he scored the first six
NU points for a 6-3 Nebraska
lead. But as the Wolfpack
defense tightened their grips on
Jura, Stewart started to hit
from the corners.
"They gave me the corner
and I didn't mind it a bit," said
Marv. "We ran more tonight.
And I'm more of a running
Stewart finished the night
with 32 points while Jura
dumped in 25.
"I had something to prove
tonight," said Jura. "My
brother from Seattle came
down to watch us play. He
wanted me to go to school in
Seattle, but I convinced him
that we had good basketball at
Nebraska. Tonight I had a
chance to prove it. I think he's
There were more people than
Chuck Jura's brother who left
the Coliseum satisfied.
Husker Classic features
three Ail-American candidates
Three teams each boasting
their own AH-American can
didate and a young squad that
features a seven-foot center
will battle for the first Husker
Classic . title at the NU
Coliseum Friday and Satur
day. N e braska's Cornhuskers,
behind the run-and-gun
shooting of Marvin Stewart,
entertain Miami of Florida in
the opener Friday at 7 p.m.
The Hurricanes feature an Ail
American candidate Willie
Oklahoma City, with seven
sophomores and only one
senior, meets powerful
Colorado State in the other first
round game. The Rams from
CSU could be the team to
Colorado State presently owns
a 4-0 season record and is con
sidered by some the best In the
Rocky Mountain area. Mike
Childress, a big, rough player
under the boards, headlines a
list of CSU lumping jacks.
Childress shattered the
Western Athletic Conference
rebounding record last year as
be pulled down 392 roms and
averaged 17 points per game.
He'? 6-9 and weighs 210
T' K
J 1ST? Vr ctfe
Up and in . . . Nebraska's Marv Stewart drives
for two of his 33 points scored against Nevada
Oklahoma City's hopes are
riding high on seven-foot
sophomore Norman Russell. He
averaged 28.1 points per game
and 13.4 rebounds as a
freshman, but he's about all the
Chiefs have going for them.
Nebraska is the other
favorite to meet in the cham
pionship game Saturday
The Cornhuskers are off a
blistering 116-71 win over
Nevada and own a 5-1 season
mark. But before title hopes
become too bright, the Huskers
will have to d e a 1 with WUIie
Miami coach Ron Godfrey
claims "Allen is one of the best
rebounders hi the country for
bis size." He's 6-6 and weighs
230 pounds.
Nebraska basketball coach
Joe Cipriano, pleased with the
running attack displayed Mon
day against Nevada, will pro
bably stick with the same
brand of basketball Friday
But should the Huskers meet
Colorado State in the finals, it
will probably be back to the
board game for Cip's squad.
"Colorado State is tall and
1 rW
jet. &.K!..'t ? .7 . f" ft.aW
they're all a bunch of jum
pers," notes Cipriano. "But
we'll have to see them play
before we decide on what brand
of game to play.
"But who's talking about
Colorado State? We have a big
one Friday to get ready for
Tipoff time at the Coliseum is
7 p.m.
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