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Runty . . . overcomes
by Kim Ball
Phi Delta Phi, the Independent
champions, will meet Phi Delta Theta,
the fioiernity champions, for the
All University championship in the
'Suer Bowl' of flag football at 6:30
p rn. Tuesday on he Gather field.
Phi Delta Phi, a team of law
students, defeated B Division
champion Sigma Phi Epsilon C 18 0
Ftiday night to move into the
Phi Delta Theta squeaked by dorm
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There were times during
Nebraska's 34-0 win over
Oklahoma State that
Husker coach Bob
Devaney wasn't pleased
with the officiating. He
felt there was some
unnecessary hitting after
Johnny Rodgers received a
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three plays remaining in the game and
the Phi Delta trailing 1213, Curt
Bloom hit John Long in the end zone
for the winning score.
Leading the Phi Delta Phi offense is
quarterback Tom Hayes. He has
capable receivers in ex-Husker
linebacker Adrian Fiala, ex-Hastings
College star George Watson and Mike
R ioi dan.
The Phi Delta Phi defense, however,
is more impressive than their offence.
Ex-Husker guard Joe Armstrong and
Fiala are especially intimidating on
Defense also is a stiong point for
Phi Delta Theta. The Phi Delts haven't
allowed more than two touchdowns in
any game. Their pass defense, led by
Mike Peet, has several interceptions.
Watson, the Phi Delta Phi speedster,
thinks defense will decide the game.
"The key is playing good defense,"
sa'd Watson. "We're going to have to
take away their big play." y
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Mop-up man Runty
'natural crowd pleaser'
by Jim Johnston
Steve Runty is a natural as a crowd
pleaser. He's the stubby kid from a
small Nebraska town who played
against the odds and made it as a
walk-on at the University.
His name hasn't appeared much in
the headlines. He has always been a
steady quarterback, but he was just
regarded as the mop-up man for Jerry
Tagge and Van Brownson last season.
Runty had fallen into that category
again this year, serving behind
sophomore starter David Humm. He
had compiled some brilliant fourth
quarter statistics, but his ability to
direct the No. 1 unit still was
But there's no question anymore.
Runty replaced the injured Humm
during the final series of the third
quarter and directed the Huskers to
two fourth quarter touchdowns in a
34-0 win over Oklahoma State at
Memorial Stadium Saturday.
The junior from Ogallala completed
three of eight passes for 67 yards and
one touchdown. But the most
outstanding part of his performance
was his scrambling. Runty scrambled
for 41 yards in four carries.
His showings also was pleasing, but
not surprising, to head coach Bob
"We've always had complete
confidence in Runty," Devaney said.
"We have the same situation this year
as we did with Tagge and Brownson."
Humm suffered a bruised shoulder
in the first quarter, but still passed for
271 yards. The injury to his right
shoulder is not believed to be serious.
Humm's was not the only injury
Saturday. I -back Dave Goeller, who
has started in the last two games,
suffered a broken forearm late in the
second quarter. It is unknown how
long he will be out of action.
Linebacker Johnny Pitts suffered a
But those injuries had to be one of
the few disappointing things for the
Huskers Saturday. The Oklahoma
State team, which Nebraska held to
134 yards rushing, was the third
leading rushing team in the nation
coming into the game against
"I guess we just expect our defense
to be good," Devaney said. "It
sometimes goes unnoticed by a lot of
people, but those guys are doing a
great job out there."
It was the fourth straight shutout
for the Huskers, who have outscored
their last six opponents 315-14.
Oklahoma State managed only six
first downs and couldn't get any
closer to the goal line than the
29-yard line. And this was the same
team which had handed Colorado a
But Colorado, Nebraska's opponent
at Boulder next Saturday, is a rather
mysterious team. The Buffs lost to
Missouri (20-17) just one week after
defeating previously unbeaten
"We still have a great deal of
respect for Colorado," Devaney said.
"They're always capable of being as
good as they were against Oklahoma.
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monday, October 30, 1972
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