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Bowl bid 'sweet' to HusKer back
Nebraska's New Year's Eve bid to the
Sugar Bowl in New Orleans has earned
the firm approval of Husker defensive
back Jim Burrows.
Burrows, a junior from Amory,
Mississippi, had special reason to be
pleased with the Sugar Bowl decision.
"New Orleans is only 300 miles from
Amory," Burrows said. "My parents
and friends will be able to attend the
Burrows played freshman football at
the University of Mississippi. "I came to
Nebraska because Mississippi wouldn't
put me on scholarship. They thought I
was too small," he said.
Jim Walden, a former UNL coach now
with the University of Miami, scouted
Burrows and offered him a scholarship
Redshirt year long
A year of ineligibility followed, with
Burrows quarterbacking the scout
"Your red shirt year is a long year,"
Burrows said. 'I played against Glover
and Harper and that gave me some
valuable experience. "
An injury to right cornerback Dave
Butterfield in the Missouri game gave
Burrows that starting position against
the Kansas Jayhawks. Burrows had a
good game and has retained the
position. The position, switch has not
damaged the friendship between Bur
rows and Butterfield, however.
"We're good friends," Burrows said.
"Dave helped me out when I wasn't
starting and now we ofier each other
pointers all the time."
Punt returning is also on Burrows'
talent list. He is becoming known as a
scrambler, a potential threat to Corn
husker opponents. Burrows had a
67-yard punt return for a touchdown in
the Minnesota-Nebraska contest. He
credited playing quarterback in high
school and on the scout squad as
sharpening his running versatility.
Burrows pulled a hamstring in the,
spring of 1973, which slowed him down
last season. He was second string left
cornerback and "up man" on punt
returns. Burrows' startinq break this
season in the punt return department
came when sophomore wingback Bobby
Thomas was suspended for one game.
Burrows said he thought this Satur
day's contest against Iowa State will be
the Huskers' toughest so far.
"The Cyclones are up for the game,"
he said. "They will be tough to beat."
Iowa State runs out of a power-l
"They will come right at the center of
our line," Burrows said, "and they will
be more on the run."
Look for a good defensive contest.
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Nebr., Iowa State
ISU slips one over F'"st game on natural turf
By Pets Wegmart
Old Smltty and O'Srlen were sitting around the
potbellied stove at the firehouse on the cold night of
Nov. 8 In Ames. No fires had been reported during the
day and things were pretty slow.
The two were discussing the prospects of an Iowa
State victory over Nebraska the next day.
"I remember thliasl time them oP Huskers came to
town," O'Brien said, "they got lucky and tied us."
"Yeah," reminisced Old Smltty. "I don't think we
put enough water on th field that time."
O'Brien suddenly sat up. "That reminds me," he
said. "Coach should bt'calling any minute now."
Sure as Pehn State doesn't belong In the Top Ten, as
Oklahoma should b ffvlmber one and as Nebraska is
the best team in the nation with two losses, the phone
rarta shortly after midnight O'Brien answered it.
. Coach Bruce
. "Hello," said the voice on the other- end. "This is
Coach Bruce from ISU. Nebraska looks pretty good this
year. I think we're gortna need you guys again."
Coach Bruce added a plea for urgency,
over," he said. "We just chased away
Nebraskans who were watching the field, so
going to have to be Quick."
Old Smltty end O'Brien hopped Into their boots,
threw the water hose onto, the truck and slipped Fire
Engine No. 9 Into gear.
Fifteen minutes laUK they were at tha field checking
th'nns out. From th shadows of the nicke! seats came a
solitary figure, weiring dark glasses, a large overcoat
and a hat. It was Cosch Bruce.
Old Smltty was locking at the sky when the coach
walked up to the two. "It's really cold," Smitty said.
"If we water the field it may turn to Ice."
tea on field
Coach Bruce began to Jump up and down with shouts
of joy. "With Ice on tha field, Anthony won't be able to
cut upf leld on thoie sweeps around end, Davis won't be
able to get untreckid, ifi the backfield and Westbrook
won't get In the flat to catch those passes. Hell, we
could even make the score respectable," he said.
Bruce turned to Old Smltty and O'Brien. "Put a lot of
water around tht ten-yard line. That Coyle kid can't
kick extra points when It's wet. Make sure you really
soak the ground In front of the Nebraska bench. I don't
want that wildman Kiff in out on the field all day.
"Oh yeah' tie'tiici. "Don't get anything inside
the five yard llnf wet Everyone knows Nebraska can't
score from inside tha five and If we get down there,
they wofl't nesd any extra help to try to stop us.
,rYep," he eJa surveying the soonto-be-sodden
turf, "maybo we can make a game out of it."
Preview bv Steve Taylor.
You can be sure Sugar Bowl officials
will be watching closely when Nebraska
takes on Iowa State tomorrow in Ames.
The New Orleans representatives put
the prestige of their Mid-Winter classic
on the line by naming Nebraska and
Florida when both teams have three
games yet to play.
Nebraska's first contest on natural
turf this season will be against a team
that outyarded powerful Oklahoma last
Had the Cyclones not lost a few key
fumbles to the Sooners, they might have
made a battle of it, but instead they saw
their record fall to 4-4.
Iowa State coach Earle Bruce is
undecided on who will start at quarter
back for his squad against the Huskers.
Luther Blue, who has returned 10
kickoffs this year and averaged 35 yards
per return, will kick in Saturday's game.
Compared to Colorado
The Huskers will be hoping to repeat
their offensive performance of the first
three quarters against Colorado. At the
wmp time, thev will hooe to avoid a
repeat of their defensive performance in
the fourth quarter.
With the intoxicating roar of a home
crowd and the confidence-inspiring
knowledge that they played Oklahoma
closely, the Cyclones will be positive
tney can more the ball on the Huskers.
However, the fact remains that Iowa
State has the worst offense in the Big 8,
averaging only 278.8 yards a game.
They also have the worst pass defense
in the conference, a statistic that might
have David Humm (licking his left wrist
ir ore often than usual.
Though Ritch Bane is doubtful for the
contest, Humm will have the advantage
cf throwing to the Big 8's leading
receiver, Don Westbrook.
Also schedculed for receiving duty are
Bobby Thomas and Chuck Malito,
Bahe's replacements at split end.
The Husker running chores will be in
the capable hands of Monte Anthony
and Tony Davis who rank 10th and 12th
in the Big 8 in rushing.
Nebraska leads the series with Iowa
Capitalizing on four interceptions, speedy
1641 aeieaiea ceia aigrna rsi cn-iy, to capture the
men'o all-university intramural flag football title
Thursday night. , ,
Ending their season unbeaten, 1641 held a
slight 13-12 lead at halftime before scoring on the
first play of the second half. The Beta Sigs
countered with another touchdown, tying the score
at 19-19. 1641 came back and scored two more
touchdowns in the third quarter to preserve the
Co-Rec flag football finals
Loser's Lost beat Alpha Xi DeltaAlpha Gamma Rho, 23-22
Men's flag football semi-finals
1641 beat Abel 8 by one penetration point with scored tied
Beta Sigma Psi beat Ag Men, 22-6
Alpha Xi Delta beat Alpha Omicron Pi by forfeit
Smith 3 beat Late Comers 15-9, 15-7
Alpha Chi OmegaKappa Alpha Theta beat Alpha Delta Pi
Independents beat Tri Delts 15-11, 15-10
friday, november8, 1974
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