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Analysis by Larry Stunkel
One would think UNL football defensive coordinator
Monte Kiffin would be completely satisfied with the de
fensive performance during the Huskers 45-0 rout of
Indiana Saturday. '
After all, the blackshirts limited tne visiting noosiers 10
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20-yard run, during which he broke two tackles before
driving into the corner of the end zone under two Indiana
defenders. Davis's run made the score 17-0.
"I didn't realize how high it (the pass) was, Thomas
said. "I just wanted to make the catch."
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six first downs; 97 yards total offense and no return yardage first play Husker corner back Dave Butterfield intercepted a
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break that led to the touchdown which broke the game
"I wasn't 100 per cent pleased with the, pass ruch,
Kiffin said. "We can still get better. We want to improve
Kiffin wasn't criticizing the defense, he just does not
wan this charges to rest on their laurels.
Trent Smock, was live steps oe-
hind the Husker defense. But the 20 mph wind held the ball
up long enough for Butterfield to reciver.
After the first half, the outcome was academic and all 60
players on the Husker bench got a chance to play.
"It was an important day for us," Osborne said. 'The
offense needed a shot in the arm. We expected to move the
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Generally, Kiffin said, he was pleased with the defense's ball against Indiana. The offense showed more epnastency.
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Husker quarterback Terry Luck (11) gpt
sacked, this time by Indiana's Greg McGuire
(72). Otherwise, it was Luck's day as the
senior completed 12 of 17 passes for 138
yards during the 45-0 win Saturday.
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Husker head Coach Tom Osborne also expressed
pleasure in the defensive shwoing.
"I was impressed with our defense," Osborne said. "We
thought they (Indiana) would have a better offense than
Louisiana State University (LSU)" . ' -
The blackshirts only lapse came in the beginning of the
second quarter when the Hoosiers (which is the name given
to mountaineers, particularly those who settled in southern
Indiana) drove to the Husker 1 1, but failed on a field goal
The score was 10-0 then, so the drive had uncomfortable
similarities to an LSU Scoring drive last week.
'They were popping guys through," Kiffin said. "We
made adjustments, but the errors were more mental."
' The 76,022 fans did not settle back until the middle of
the second quarter when monster back Wonder Monds
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Two plays later, Husker fullback Tony Davis scored on a
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wasn't aiming the ball like he said he was last week."
Osborne said the game gave Husker coaches a chance to
evaluate some back-up people. ! tr
"We got a good look at fullbacks (Gary) Higgs and
(Dodie) Donnell," Osborne said. "We felt bad because now
we think they should have played against LSU."
Reserve quarterback Vince Ferragamo also played and
responded by engineering a touchdown drive in his first
"Vince played real well," Osborne said. "I think weVc
got two real good quarterbacks. The game really gave ui
confidence in our back-up people."
Back-up kicking specialist Al Eveland also got a chance
to play when Mike Coyle suffered an ankle injury when he
accidenily kicked a misplaced helmet during practice,
Osborne said. Eveland responded with a 22-yard field goal
and a seven-for-scven sxtra point performance.
The offense rolled up 30 first downs and 470 yards
By Jim Hunt
Indiana head football" coach Lee Corso
made no excuses Saturday after his team's
45-0 loss to UNL.
"They were just better than us," Corso
said. "I told the team before we came
down that we were going to do every
thing we could to win,"
"Some of the things we tried cost us
some touchdowns," said Corso, referring
to a quick kick that was blocked by UNL's
Wonder Monds late in the second quarter.
"Right now they have a better program
than us " he said. "Nebraska's got a helluva
program. Good offense, super defense,
great quickness, and they're well coached."
Compares with Big 10 f
"Nebraska compares with the best in
the Big 10," he said. "Offensively they
compare with Ohio State and Michigan,
and defensively with Ohio State, Michigan
and Michigan State. If we play Nebraska
10 times we might beat them once."
"Nebraska was just like we thought they
would be tough, said senior split end
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get it together too much today."
"UNL has a real good defensive back
field," he continued. "Their defensive line
helps a lot by relievnig a lot of the pressure
from the backfield."
'The drive that really hurt was the one
when (Tony) Davis scored on that 20-yard
run," said, senior defensive safety Willie
"Bobby Thomas is the best receiver
UNL has," he said. "He is very quick and
made a sensational catch off of
Waterhouse," he added, referring to
Thomas's leaping catch of a Terry Luck
pass for a 12-yard touchdown just before
"The Big 8 has some good receivers,
Jones said, "but I think the Big 10 has a
lot more receivers with greater ability."
However, the Big 10 is primarily a run
nine conference so these players don't
jet to demonstrate their ability that otten,
"Wonder was very1 good," he said.
Nebraska's ail-American monster back
Wonder Monds. "He is the key to the
whole defense. He is a tough ball player
and the others look tip to him for leader-
"Dave" Butterfield also did a good job,"
he said. "The rest of the backs could use
a little more experience."
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Indiana's all-conference back Courtney Snyder (43) found tough going
against the Husker defense, gaining only 33 yards on 16 carries.
Above, Ray Phillips (SO), Jim Wightman (59) and John Lee (69)
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Each of the Big 8 conference football
teams won Saturday.
In addition io Nebraska's 45-0 defeat of
INdiana, Oklahoma beat Pittsburg 46-10,
Missouri came from behind to beat Illinois
30-20, Oklahoma State upset Arkansas
20-13, Iowa State bearAifF6rce 17-12,
Kansas State shut .out ? Wichita State 32-0
Colorado downed "Wyoming 27-10 and
Kansas beat Kentucky 14-10.
UNL's Hockey Club will begin practic
ing in early October and begin the season
In. November, said Mark White, club pres-
"The club practiced and held some
matches at Ak-Sar-Ben's rink last year,
White said, but with the departure of the
Omaha Knights that rink may not
If not, White said the team will practice
twice a week at the Benson Ice Rink.
Ten players return from last year's
team, which had a 9-5 record.' Eight per
sons signed up for tyrouts at an organ
izational meeting last Wednesday.
UNL worun's volleyball teams downed
Concordia in their first matches of the
Varsity won 154,, 15-6, and junior
varsiy won 154, 15-3. .
The next varsity match, at 9:30 ajn.
Saturday, is against Midland Lutheran
' College in Women's P.E. Bldg. 133.'
IntramuraS football gamaa tonight
Vina No. 1
7 pjn.-Abal 9 "B" vs. Abet 8 "B", 8 p.m.
Harpar 3 "A" vs. Cathar 5 "6", 9 p.m.-Mora
Vina No. 3
7 pn.-AtH 10 "B" Vi. Abl 1 1 ' 8". 8 p.m.
Abal 9 "A vi. Cathar 2 "A", 9 pjn.-1641 w
Sr. Dantal Studantt (Labtack). .
Vina No. 3
7 pn.-Abal 7 "B" v. Abal 4 "B' 8 p.m.
Abal tO "AM v. Harper 7 "A", 9 p jn.-irasa Rati
Cathar No. 2
8 pjn.thar 4 "A" v. Harper 2 "A", 9
pjn.-Tripla A Lattarman vt. Thundarchlckent.
Cathar No. 3 H ' S .
8 p.m .-Cathar 10 "A" wt. Harpar 2
pjrt,-2701 Club vt. Hot Rocki.
Intramural football games Tueadey night
Vina No. 1
6 pn .-Cathar 11 "A" w, Cathr 12 "A", 7
p.m.-Schramm 2"A" vt. Harper 10 "A", 8 p.m..
Delta Tau Delta X" vt. Alpha Gamma Rho "C".
9 p.m.-Siyma NU "A" v. Alpha Gamma Sigma
"A". - .
8 p.m.-Cather 7 "A" vt. Harper 9 "A". 7
. pjm.-Abel S "A" vs. Harper 6 "A", 8 p.m.-Siama
Alpha Mu "C vt. Sigma Na "C". 9 p.m.-Thata
XI -A" v. Alpha Gamma Sigma "A".
Nm No. 3
6 pjn.-Abal 11 "A" vt. Schramm 4 "A", 7
p.m .-Cathar 3 "A" vs. Harpar 4 "A". 8 p.m .-Sigma
Phi Eptllon "C" vt. Cornhutker Co-op "A",
S pjn.-Trlangla "A" vt. Sigma Phi Eptllon "A".
6 om.-Kacm Stoma "C" vt. Sioma Aioha
8 p.m. -Sigma Chi "A vt. Tau Kappa Eptllon
"A". "9 p.-farmhousa "A" vt. Phi Gamma
Delta "A". .. .
Csthor No. 2
8 p.m. -Beta Sigma Ptl "C" vs. Phi Gamma
Delta "C, 7 p.m.-Kan't Drlve-ln vt. Delta
Sigma Pi, 8 pn.-Delta Sigma Phi "A vt. Lambda
Chi Alpha "A", 9 p.m.-Sigma Alpha Eptilon
"A" v. Beta Theta PI "A".
Gather No. 3
, l.?.mrA,ph9 lm meS "C" vt. Beta Theta
Pi 'C, 7 pjn.-The Good Guyt vt. Falrlert III,
8 p.m..Theta Chi "A" vt. Phi Kappa Ptl "A".
9 P.m.-Beta Sigma Pti "A" vt. Alpha Ta
Omega "A". -
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