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Nebraska defensive back Joe Blahak was a unanimous
choice for defensive player of the week in the Big
Eight Conference following the Oklahoma State
game. Blahak made six tackles, recovered a fumble
and knocked down five passes from his safety
by Steve Kadel
Nebraska's cross country team is hoping to surprise a few
people this Saturday at the Big Eight meet in Columbia, Mo.
Although losing early season duals to Colorado, Kansas
Stjte and Missouri, the Huskers feel they have improved more
tfun any team in the conference. Two weeks ago against Drake
they scored their first victory of the season, 15-49, taking first
through sixth and eighth places.
Bob Unger and Lynn Hall tied for first at Drake, running
the five mile course in 26:05.
"Oklahoma State has to be the favorite this weekend,"
Nebraska Coach Frank Sevigne said. "They've got Jon
Halbmtadt, who should win, and Charles Boatwright who was
third last year.
"But after Oklahoma State you've got Missouri and Kansas
State," Sevigne said. "They didn't beat us that bad."
Nebraska's entries include Unger, Hall, Jim Hawkins, Mike
Frrtig, Roer Chadwick, Dan Speck and Larry Gnapp.
Neb'aska didn't have a meet scheduled last weekend. The
.'i.-i feols the layoff will help.
"We've had three weeks of hard work," Hawkins said, "and
iuivuifj Ian weekend off helped because we could train through
it instead of having to get up for another meet."
"We came out of the Drake meet with a lot of confidence,"
Fertig said. "They've got a hilly course, like the one at
Missouri, and that's what we like. That should help us
Nebraska has had a little trouble adjusting to the new five
mile distance this year. Last season the standard distance was
"We could have beaten K-State and Missouri at four miles,"
Fertig said. "Five hurts us and helps most other teams. The
thing is, most teams will be hurting for a fifth man, so we'll do
o.k. if we sta together."
"This meet's going to be unpredictable," Hall said. "We just
haven't run against that many Big Eight teams."
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Mike Masse, a scout from Colorado, left Nebraska's press
Ibox Saturday only partially impressed. ff
"I think Iowa State has the best offense in the Eig Eight,
Masse said. "Nebraska has a great passing attack, but their
running attack is a little weak."
The Nebraska football players are aware of the Colorado
scout's opinion. An article including his statements is posted in
the locker room.
But Husker head coach Bob Devaney doesn't subscribe to
"That's his opinion," Devaney said. "We're not worried
about our running game as long as we keep getting 500 total
yards a ball game."
Nebraska is averaging 234 rushing and 258 yards passing a
game. The Huskers biggest rushing day was against Minnesota.
'There's been some instances when teams have ganged up
and stopped our running game," Devaney allowed. "We're not
going to run our head into the wall and try to run against
them. The object is to get on the scoreboard, and I don't care
if we run or pass for a touchdown."
Devaney also said the Cornhuskers have divided their time
with different formations this year which reduces some of the
running power from the I formation.
"We've added another formation out of the spread,"
Devaney said. "Our running game from the I formation has
been good, but when we're in the spread it limits our ground
Has anybody tried to stack-up against Nebraska's passing
"Oklahoma State tried to take away our passing game by
putting extra pressure on the quarterback," Devaney said.
"Our completion percentage wasn't as good against Oklahoma
State, but our offensive line has been doing a pretty good job
of protecting the quarterback."
Nebraska's running attack, however, will be without the
services of its No. 2 running back when the Cornhuskers meet
Colorado in Boulder Saturday.
Dave Goeller, who has started at I -back the past two games,
suffered a hairline fracture in his forearm Saturday and will
miss this week's game. Jeff Moran, a sophomore from Huron,
S.Dak., is listed as the Huskers' No. 2 l-back this week.
"We'll probably alternate our I -backs about the same as we
have all year," Devaney said. "If Dixon is in there and isn't
tired, we'll probably keep him in. But there will be no
hesitation about substituting for him." Sophomore Don
Westbrook probably will be the third l-back at Colorado.
There is, however, a possibility that Tony Davis may be used,
which would eliminate him as a redshirt.
Sophomore quarterback David Humm worked out in sweat
clothes Tuesday, but is expected to be ready by Saturday.
Humm, a lefthander, suffered a bruised right shoulder against
Nebraska jumped to third in
the United Press International
(UPI) poll and remained third
in this week's Associated Press
(AP) college football poll.
Southern California and
Alabama are ranked first and
second respectively in each
poll. The Huskers have two
first place votes in the UPI
poll, and four first place votes
in the AP poll.
Nebraska ranks second in
total offense in the nation.
Oklahoma leads the nation
with 508.5 yards a game
average followed by the
Huskers with 493 yard average.
The all-university flag
canceled Tuesday because of
wet fields, has been
rescheduled for Thursday at
6:30 p.m. at the Cather Fields.
Phi Delta Phi will meet Phi
Delta Theta in the
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