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Iowa State safety Bruce Fling (9) lunges desperately for Ritch Bahe
(24), who turns into the end zone with a 25-yard first quarter
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Probable Cotton Bowl bid faces Cornhuskers
By Bill Bennett
Nebraska fans can throw balls of cottuii, instead
of or.inijes like they've been doing for tlie Lr.t tlnee
y. ji-,, during Saturday's game in Manhattan, Kan.,
when the Cornhuskers elasli with Kansas State.
After Saturday's 31-7 victor over the Iowa St..it;
Cyclones, the Cornhuskers voted to accept a certain
howl invitation if it is offered to them.
Although it is unconfirmed, all factois point to a
Cotton Bowl invitation which can le offered to the
Cornhuskers Saturday, providing they beat the
Nebiaska Head Coach Tom Oshome admitted to
the' team meeting, but wouldn't i uveal the possible
bowl invitation that was voted on.
"We decided on where we would like to go if we
get tin; chance," he said. "Now we just have to wait
for the invitation."
Osborne then commented on the victory over the
Cyclones, "This was a good Iowa State team. We
thought it was better than last yeai's U:.im," belaid.
"We took advantage of the breaks in the first half,
but like last week, we leveled off in the second h.ilf."
Offensively, the Hunkers gar neied ?0 first downs
and got 23G yards rushing and 175 yaids passing foi a
total output of 41 1 yards.
One of the most confusing and interesting
offensive plays of the season oeruued with nine
seconds left in the first half.
Husker kicker Rich Sanger attempted a 3b yard
field goal which was good, but N''i;iaska was
penalized fot having 1? men on the field. Iowa State
accepted the penalty, and the half ended without the
Huskers adding three points to their score.
"We h,-.H 1? nous on the field." Sander said, "but
they had 13 men plus some band phyer . I tl.
I'd get another chance to kick, but I guess that's not
Other offensive highlights were the Huskers'
ability to score twice in the first quarter after the
Blackshiits had recovered two Iowa State fumbles
deep in Cyclone territory and Dave Humm's two
touchdown passes, a first quarter 25-yarder to
wingback Ritch Bahe and a second quarter 67-yarder
to split end Frosty Anderson.
"Iowa State has a good team and a good pass
tush," said Hurnm, who completed eight of 19 passes
for 138 yaids and threw two interceptions. "But our
offensive line is getting better at the run blocking and
pio pass blocking, and they did a line job also."
I -back John O'l eat y, who ran for G3 yards in 10
car ties, started tin? Cornhuskers off right 'when he
returned the opening kickoff 42 yards.
"We've been working on the left return all week,"
he said. "Peisonally, I think I should have broken it. I
was a little upset with myself."
Anderson described his touchdown pass from
Humm. "First, we make the isolation fake to the
I-back," he said. "We run that so much anyway that
everyone thinks it's an up the gut play, so the deep
pattern should be wirte open."
"But No. 44 (Barry Hill) was a good defender, and
I was glad to Ik-at him just oner;," he said. "Dave
lotted the ball, and the wind brought it tight in.
1 here was nothing left to do but take it in."
Since Andci son's a senior, this was his last game in
Lincoln, but he said that wasn't on his mind while he
was playing. "I was never hit with a flood of nostalgia
while I was out there," fie said. "But after the game
you can look hack, on your feelings, We've got too
mu'-h on :he line to let feelings take over during a
Sanger kicked a second quatter 49-yard field goal,
which combined with his four extra points gives him
a total of 205 career points. "I just wished I hadn't
hint my leg earlier in the year," he said. "But my leg
is now all right, and kicking is again a natural thing."
Since he also is a senior, Saturday's game was his
last appearance in Memorial Stadium. "It's kind of sad;
I hate to leave," he said. "Nebraska people are out of
Defensively, the Blackshirts intercepted three
passes, recovered three fumbles and limited the
Cyclones to 12 first downs and 261 total offensive
"We played pretty well," defensive coordinator
Monte K iff in said. "We had them well controlled
except for their drive in the second half. We stopped
them from making the big third down plays on us."
"I'm sure that when (Wayne) Stanley
(quarterback) and (Mike) Strachan (tailback) got
hurt, it changed their plans a little," he said. "But the
best thing about this game is that a lot of people got a
chance to play."
Nebraska's defensive secondary limited the
Cyclones to 33 yards passing. Monster Mark Hey dor ff
intercepted two passes, while linebacker John
Starkebaum intercepted one.
Senior cornerback Randy Borg expressed sadness
at playing his last game in Lincoln. "It's a little sad,"
he said. "I won't feel it as much now as I will in a
week or so. It's been a great experience."
A statement that should interest all Husker fans
was made by Cyclone cornerback Barry Hill. After
comparing Oklahoma, who teat Iowa State last week
34 17, and Nebraska, he said he thought Nebraska
was the better team.
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Middle guard John Lee (GO) pursues lowu
State quarterback Buddy Hardeman (8).
Photos by Mike Thoiler
Tony Davis (25) led Husker rushers Saturday with 85 yards in 21 carries. He needs 144 yards to
teach 1,000 for the season.
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