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photo by Bill Ganzel
Entering the final week of regular season flag football
action, only 14 of 130 competing teams remain undefeated.
In addition to 10 unbeaten teams rated, Sigma Phi Epsilon
C (5-0), Phi Gamma Delta B (5-0), Farmhouse B (5-0) and
Abel IV B (5-0) also have unblemished records. Abel IV B has
outscored its opposition by a total of 13 points in recording its
Losing for the first time last week were rated Tau Kappa
Epsilon and Bang Gang. They are replaced in the standings by
Phi Kappa Psi and the Bumpers. In the only other change
Pershing '9' replaces Abel VIII in the Dorm League.
Division playoffs start Thursday. The top two teams in each
division will advance to the division playoffs.
1. Pro Students (6 0)
2. Hawk (5-1)
3. Phi Delta Theta (6 0)
4. Delta Tau Delta (S O)
6. Phi Delta Phi (6 0)
1. Pro Studentt (6 0)
2. Hawk (5-1)
3. Phi Delta Phi (6 0)
4. Fumbleri (5-0)
5. Bumper (5-0)
1. Phi Delta Theta (5 0)
2. Delta Tau Delte (5 0)
3. Phi Gmma Delta (4 1)
4. Delta Upulon (4 1)
5. Phi Kappa Pil (6 0)
1. Gut II (8 0)
2. Glenn 7 IS O)
3. Abel VI IS O)
4. Gooding (6 1)
5. Perihing 9 (4 1)
Students who received
numbers one through 606 in
the lottery for the
game will get tickets for the
Nov. 4 Big Eight pame,
according to ticket manarjer
Students with winning
numbers must pick up their
tickets and pay for them at the
Coliseum this Thursday and
Friday. Tickets not claimed by
4 p.m. Friday will be canceled,
Ticket price is $6. Students
must pick up their own tickets
and must present their ID card
and their lottery number.
Nebraska's cross country
team dropped its third dual
meet of the season at Pioneers
Park Saturday morning.
Missouri scored a 24-33 win.
Missouri's Brian Walsh
established a new record with a
24:43.7 winning effort
followed by teammate Charles
Lynn Hall was Nebraska's
top finisher, placing third with
a 25:05 timing. Nebraska visits
Drake next Saturday.
Second team scores
3 TDs in 1 2 minutes
by Jim Johnston
For quarterback Steve Runty and all those other guys who
enter Nebraska's lineup during routine third and fourth
quarters, Saturday's 62-0 romp over Missouri provided a new
There weren't any of those "keep that damn ball on the
ground, Runty" comments coming from Head Coach Bob
Devaney. It wasn't until late in the fourth quarter when Runty
called a running play on a third and eight situation that it
appeared the Cornhuskers were not interested in scoring any
"We don't shoot for a score like 62-0," Devaney said, "but
it's not fair to Runty or his receivers if they don't get a chance
to pass. Here's a kid who's trying to show how good a
quarterback he is. He deserves that chance. His receivers
haven't had much of a chance to show themselves in games
Runty, who completed five of seven passes for 62 yards
Saturday, admitted it was discouraging not being allowed to
pass during his previous appearances this year.
"The receivers were probably more discouraged than I
was," Runty said. "We used to joke about it during the fourth
quarters. The receivers would come up to me and say
something like 'Wow, I'm really fired up.'"
But Runty's unit played like it was fired up Saturday. The
junior quarterback from Ogallala directed the reserve unit to
three touchdowns in about 12 minutes of playing time.
Runty and starting quarterback Dave Humm combined to
establish a new Nebraska passing record. They threw for 329
yards to break the one-game Husker record of 290 established
by Frank Patrick against Oklahoma in 1967.
Sophomore split end Bob Revelle, a transfer from Southern
California, was on the receiving end of five passes for 110
yards. Flanker Johnny Rodgers, who brought in every pass in
the five-state area, caught five for 89 yards.
But Nebraska's 62-point performance was not entirely a
banner performance. There were moments during the first half
when the Husker offense had trouble movWig. The Huskers led
only 21-0 at halftime. Mi
"We decided not to try to force the ojion play," Devaney
said. "We had moderate success with it this game. We used it
because Jerry Tagge probably was the leading ground gainer
last year with the option."
But Devaney said he didn't care how the Huskers scored. So
Nebraska went to its passing attack. s'
"We decided it didn't make any diffe'tKce how we got the
ball to the end zone, so we started to throw',' Devaney said.
Although the Husker offense may have felt the effects of a
two-week layoff with its sluggish startf"Webraska's defensive
showing was never questioned. The Huskers held Mizzou to
only 124 yards rushing and 44 yards in the air,
The Tigers' Wishbone offense had been averaging 246 yards
on the ground.
Missouri Head Coach Al Onofrio, credited with building
those vaunted defensees at Missouri during Dan Devine's
college coaching years, didn't hesitate with praise about
Nebraska's defensive unit.
"We said before the game that Nebraska has probably the
best defense they have had in years. I know it doesn't sound
possible, but they do. This year's defense seems quicker in
pursuit than in the past few years."
Nebraska hasn't allowed a touchdown in its past two games
and gave up only one score in the last three games. The last
touchdown scored against the Black Shirts the first team
defense-was at UCLA in the season opener,
Devaney can find a lot of comfort in those statistics.
Onofrio, however, can find no room to be comfortable. The
Tigers meet Notre Dame, Colorado and Oklahoma within the
next four weeks.
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Huskers' Steve Manstedt . . . wraps up Tommy Reamon.
monday, October 16, 1972
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