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Aggies invade Lincoln
Nobody really knows what
to expect from the Texas A &
M Aggies when they invade
Memorial Stadium Saturday
for a 1 :30 p.m. date with the
Cornhuskers. Even Aggie head
coach Gene Stallings is in the
dark about his team's
The Aggies staged an
offensive explosion in their
opener with a 41-7 win over
Wichita State. But in their
second outing against
Louisiana State, the Aggie
offense failed to score and the
defense fell apart, suffering a
The "up and down" Aggies
could give the Huskers a good
game, but it could also result in
a rout. The Huskers are
28 -point favorites.
THE AGGIES bring a bigger
team to Lincoln than the 1969
team which dropped a 14-0
decision to the Huskers.
The offensive outift is
handled by junior Lex James.
The six-foot, 180-pounder was
stricken by infectious hepatitis
prior to spring drills and missed
all of the work in March and
April. But James recovered
during the summer and has
222 years in his
first two outings this year
Last year, James completed
111 of 225 passes for 1,662
yards and six touchdowns.
James' favorite targets are
junior tight end Homer May
and flanker Hugh McElroy.
McElroy, who played No. 2 in
high school behind Colorado's
Cliff Branch, is also an
excellent kick returner.
IN TWO GAMES this
season his first as a kick
returner-McElroy has returned
six kickoffs for 162 yards, a
The Aggies were one of
several teams to experiment
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with the Wishbone T offense,
but have now returned to a
winged T attack. That's the
formation the Aggies used
when they won the Southwest
Conference championship in
Fullback Doug Neill and
tailback Steve Burks, the top
two Aggie rushers in 1970.
handle the running. The Aggies
have alternated their offense
this season, passing 49 times in
149 offensive plays.
Nebraska head coach Bob
Devaney isn't sure just what to
t iv G VTi
expect from the Aggies
"THEY'RE NOT a strong
enough team to run over too
many teams," said Devaney.
"James is an excellant roll-out
quarterback and can hurt you
with the long bomb. We're just
not sure what they'll try
men-slotback Johnny Rodgers
(5-10) and split end Woody
Cox (5-9)-will challenge the
biggest safeties in college
football. Texas A & M free
safety Brad Dusek and strong
safety David Hoot both stand
6-2 and weigh over 200
The Cornhuskers haven't
made a change in their starting
lineup since the season opened,
except for injured players. And
that's the same situation this
Center Doug Dumler. who
sat out the Minnesota game, is
expected to start Saturday and
linebacker Bill Sloey ill also
be available for action.
Devaney was still uncertain
Thursday night if the two will
play in starting position against
ALTHOUGH the flu bug has hit
the Husker camp, there
shouldn't be any starters out of
action for Saturday. First team
offensive tackle Daryl White
was hospitalized Thursday
night, but he should be ready
for the weekend.
Reserve fullback Maury
Damkroger. who saw a lot of
action against Minnesota,
missed three days practice and
is considered a doubtful
participant against Texas A &
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Big Eight bruisers
tackle strong foes
Colorado has one of those schedules that every team dreads,
but it's one of those schedules that every underdog team needs if
it wants a chance to finish high in the national ratings.
The Buffaloes scheduled three teams that were rated in the
pre-season top 10 -l.ousiana State, Ohio State and Nebraska.
The Buffs disposed of LSU, 31-21, in their opener and then
claimed a lopsided win over Wyoming to earn the No. 10 spot in
this week's AP and UPI polls. But the Buffs must prove
themselves again this Saturday when they travel to Columbia,
Ohio, to meet No. 5 rated Ohio State.
Buffs eye upset
OHIO STATE is again a strong, physical team. The Buckeyes
defeated Iowa. 52-21, in their opener before taking a day off last
Buckeye quarterback Don Lumka is already being compared
to Rex Kern. L.imka. who backed up All-American defensive
rover Jack Tatum last year, scored four touchdowns against Iowa
and gained over 100 years rushing. He's more of a running threat
Ohio State, as usual, isn't a fancy offensive team. The
Buckeyes just give their opponents a physical beating. This game
should be the first real test for Colorado's defense.
The rest of the Big Eight teams also get off the patsy wagon
OKLAHOMA faces its first of three big Saturdays when it
visits Pittsburgh. The Sooners meet USC and Texas the following
But the Sooners won't be able to look past Pittsbugh. The
Panthers surprised UCLA, 29-25, in their opener and could
develop into one of the top independent powers in the East.
Like Ohio State, Pittsburgh had an extra week to concentrate
on this Saturday's Big Eight opponent with a breather last
"Pittsburgh is a much stronger team than we had anticipated
before the season started," said Oklahoma head coach Chuck
Fairbanks. "We'll have to play exceptionally well in this game."
If the Sooners get by this weekend, their real power will be
tested against the Trojans and Longhorns.
Kansas travels South
KANSAS should find out if it's really back in 1971 when the
Jayhawks travel to Tallahassee to meet Florida State. Kansas'
opening two victories, both shutouts, could be misleading.
The Jayhawks' first two wins were against probably the two
weakest teams on their schedule. Washington State was labelled
by the "bottom 10" poll as the worst college team in the nation.
Most writers figure Baylor, Kansas' second victim, will finish last
in the Southwest Conference.
Florida Stale, however, should prove a good test for the
Jayhawks. The biggest trial for the Mlawks could be Florida
Slate's passing attack.
Florida State, 2-0 on the year, has led the nation in passing
offense over the past five years and again features a potent aeriel
Missouri still winless
MISSOURI will try to score its first win of the season when
the Tigers entertain Southern Methodist Satuday. In their two
opening losses, the Tigers have averaged just 77 yards rushing.
Missouri will be without the services of quarterback Mike Farmer
and tailback Bruce Berry.
Kansas State entertains Brigham Young, Oklahoma State hosts
Virginia lech and Iowa State tries lor its second straight win
when the ( yclones visit New Mexico at Albuquerque this week.
The Nebraska Cornhuskers round out the Big l ight schedule with
a 1 :30 p.m. contest against Texas A & M t Memorial Stadium.
Power I. . .
Continued from page 5.
Corgan. "He has lo be able to
handoff or pitch. What ever he
does as far as running is just
Tagge isn't a fancy running
quarterback. And Jeff Kinney
can't be regarded as a
swift-footed runner. Fullback
Bill Olds would never win a
Texas A M at Nebraska
Colorado at Ohio State
Oklahoma at Pittsburgh
Kansas at Florida State
Virginia Teeh at Oklahoma State
Iowa State at New Mexieo
Brigham Young at Kansas State
But fancy, sneaky running
isn't what makes Nebraska's I
formation go. It's a
combination of powerful
running, timely blocking and
Nebraska, the nation's No. I
college loot ball learn, doesn't
have a fancy offense. But
there's no learn that can match
the Cornhuskers when it comes
to running up the gut.
THE DAI LY NEBRASKAN
FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 1971
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