The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 31, 1975, Page page 10, Image 10

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daiiy nebraskan
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Photo by Tad Kir
Shown here against Nebraska
last year, Missouri quarterback
Steve Pisarkiewicz came off the
bench to lead the Tigers to a
21-10 upset.
By Scott Jones
Nebraska's nationally televised game at
Missouri Saturday, based on statistics,
should feature a passing game.
Missouri and Nebraska are ranked first
and second respectively in passing offense
in the Big 8. Missouri quarterback Steve
Pisarkiewicz and his . favorite target Henry
Marshall lead the conference in passing
and receiving.
The game should be fairly high scoring.
Nebraska is averaging 35.6 points a game,
first in the conference, and the Tigers
have averaged 25.7 points a game.
But as anyone who knows the history
of Nebraska-Missouri football games can
attest, what should be rarely is.
Nebraska probably should have beaten
Missouri the past two years but didnt.
Missouri won 2 MO, last year and nipped
the Huskers 13-12, two years ago in
Unpredictable game
Nebraska, ranked third nationally with a
7-0 record, should defeat the 12th ranked
5-2 Tigers Saturday, but the importance,
location and history of the game work
against this expectation.
Nebraska is 3-0 in the Big 8 while
Missouri is 2-1 , having lost to Colorado, 31-31-20,
and beaten Oklahoma State, 41
14, and Kansas State, 35-3.
Missouri gained a passing reputation
after passing for 408 yards against
Oklahoma State. Pisarkiewicz completed
20 of 27 passes, for 371 yards and Marshall
caught seven passess for 209 yards and
two touchdowns that game.
But the Tiger's also have shown the
ability to run the ball. Last week against
Kansas State, 318 of Missouri's 396-yard
offensive total was on the ground. Junior
tailback Curtis Brown gained 141 yards of
that total.
Brown substituted for star tailback
Tony Galbreath, out with an ankle injury
since Missouri's third-game win over
Galbreath, who along with Pisarkiewicz
led Missouri's comeback win over the
Huskers last year, didnt start until the
sixth game and still gained 870 total yards.
Injured tailback
The 225-pound tailback ran for 123
yards in the Tiger's 20-7 opening game
victory over Alabama. He leads Tiger
runners with 461 yards although he didn't
play in Missouri's 31-7 loss. to Michigan and
played less than full speed in two other
Joining Galbreath or Brown in the Tiger
backfield will be senior fullback John
Blakeman and slot back Joe Stewart, a
9.6 sprinter in the 100-yard dash. Split
end Randy Grossart has caught 16 passes
for 217 yards, fourth in the conference,
and Marshall has 26 receptions for 583
yards and six touchdowns.
The Tiger defense is led by defensive
end Bob McRoberts and two-year starter
Kenny Downing at cornerback. Downing
leads the team with three interceptions and
59 tackles. McRoberts has 51 tackles, six
for losses.
Missouri, traditionally tough on defense,
normally plays a 5-2 front line like
Nebraska but successfully has used an
eight-man line as in the Alabama game.
Kicking game excels
Leo Lewi?!, a 5 ft. 9 in. 150-pound
freshman, is leading the conference in punt
returns with a 13.7-yard average. Place
kicker Tim Gibbon's 16 field goals is a
conference best and punter Jim Goble Is
second in the conference with a 41.6
Nebraska enters the game leading the
Big 8 total offense(415.6), total defense
(230.6), scoring offense (35.6) and scoring
defense (11.1). Missouri is third (384.7),
fourth (296.9), fifth (25.7) and seventh
(18.1) in those respective categories.
The national telecast will begin at
1 1 :30 ajn. and game time is noon.
UNL spikers travelling
to Missouri tournament
Cagers prep for Illinois
Fundamentals were stressed the first
two weeks of practice as UNL's basketball
team prepares for its opening game Nov.
28 against the University of Illinois.
"We had been hoping to get some
knowledge of fundamentals to carry over
from last year," said Joe Cipriano, head
basketball coach. "There has been some
carry-over from last year, but we were
hoping to have a lot more."
New people have difficulty learning the
system for the first time, Cipriano said, but
added they are starting to catch on.
"We aren't trying to throw a lot of new
things at them at once," he said, "but we
still have a lot of stuff to add."
Cipriano said another imporant area is
Niobrara effort
binds canoeists
Unlike last Saturday's football game, a
common goal will bind seven University of
Colorado (CU) and 14 UNL students
departing on a cooperative canoe trip
Their goal is to canoe 24 miles down the
Niobrara "river, said Mark Ebel, UNL out
door recreation director.
UNL and CU students will meet at
Valentine, Neb., tonight and complete the
trip together on Sunday, Ebd said.
Some trip highlights will include a nHt
at 65 ft. Smith s Falls, Nebraska's largest
waterfall, and a stop-over at another 30-ft.
Tbs Niobrara River is being considered
as m addition to the National Wild and
Scenic Rivers System, Ebel said.
Ihe trip is an experiment to see it it can
be continued on a cocperative basis.
"Students at the University of Colorado
ars interested in doing some flat water
canoeing," hi said, "and Nebraska has the
water resources that Colorado can't
Other plans for cooperative trips include
treks to the Sierra Madre Mountain Range
in Central Mexico during semester break, a
cross country ski trip wd white-water
rafting trip, Ebel uli.
the development of a delay game.
"With the 30 second clock last season
we had no need for a delay game, so we
have to work on it," he said.
The team also started work on it's basic
offense, team defense, free throw shooting
and rebounding, he said.
"Our team defense has looked good,"
he said. "The playew worked a lot harder
in practice this past week than the first
"We need to work on sustaining effort
and playing together."
By Susie Reitz
UNL's volleyball team travels to Missouri
and the UNL women's A and B field
hockey teams will host Emporia State Sat
urday in weekend action.
The spikers travel to Springfield, Mo.
Friday for the Southwest Missouri State
Seven teams will compete in the tourn
ey, including Southwest Missouri State,
University of Missouri-Columbia, Uni
versity of Illinois, Kansas State, Kansas
University and Graceland College.
UNL beat Kansas State earlier this year
and lost to Graceland. and Kansas in the
Graceland Invitational Tournament.
Southwest Missouri State, favored in the
volleyball tournament, beat UNL 15-3, 15-15-3
in their last meeting, according to Jay
Davis, women's sports information director.
UNL has not played Missouri or Illinois
before, he said.
The tourney will be round robin with
two 15-point or eight-minute games. The
top four teams then play off for the
UNL opens against Kansas at 7:15 p.m.
today and plays Kansas State at 8 p.m. Ne
braska then plays four games Saturday
with the possibility of playing in the 3 p.m.
semifinals and 5 pan. finals.
The field hockey team plays two home
games Saturday against Emporia. The A
team match begins at 2 p.m., followed im
mediately by the B match, field hockey
coach Elizabeth Petrakis said.
Although several players had the flu or
colds this week, Petrakis said, everyone
should be ready by Saturday.
, , . Petrakis , said. . she , had no report on .
Emporia except that they defeated Kansas
University. UNL beat Kansas on penetra
tion time after tying 2-2 in the Big 8 field
hockey tournament.
Because most fans probably will watch
the televised Missouri-UN L football game,
Petrakis said that "the girls were talking
about putting a TV set behind Emporia's
goal, to motivate them to stay down there
and keep scoring."
Crew coach rows toward Olympics
By Pete Wegman
.A summer spent in Philadelphia, away
from his Nebraska home, was no vacation
for UNL assistant crew coach Mark
Storm berg.
Stormberg, a senior architecture major
and varsity crew captain the past two sea
sons, rowed 20 miles a day from mid-June
through late August in Philadelphia, the
hot bed of rowing in the East.
"I had my own singles boat. I jurt need
ed to go somewhere to see if I had the po
tential to develop," he said. "I found out
that 1 think 1 have the potential to go back
and try again next year."
Stormberg joined the 120-year-old
Undine Barge Club, one of 12 boating
clubs on the Schuylkill River in Philadel
phia. The clubs are on a river section open
only to crew coaches' racing shells and
Stormberg, who has competed in only
two singles scull races, said he spent much
of the summer learning techniques.
"Like golf, first you have to get the
swing down and then you add the power,"
he said. "It takes four or five years to de
velop to the caliber of international
Racing sheti
His racing shell is 27 feet long, 1 1 inches
wide and weighs 34 pounds.
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In m experimental cooperative canoe trip with the University of
Colorado, 14 UNL students will travel down the Niobrara River
this weekend.
"In a shell like that, you have to have a
real keen sense of balance. Like when you
learn to ride a bicycle and fall off and fall
off; in a shell you just fall in," he said.
"You also have to learn how to coordinate
two blades (oars) instead of one."
Stormberg said his training is directed
toward one major goal: the 1980 Olympics.
"There are world finals before then, but
the Olympics are probably my major goal,"
he said. "That would work out best for me
because by then I'd be in my prime
He said he received some friendly rib
bing in, Philadelphia because he was from
Nebraska. Club members couldn't picture
v,nere a crew could row in Nebraska.
'They had a big joke about irrigation
ditches here," he said. "It was difficult
for them to fathom how we could train
effectively on a small lake (Capitol Beach).
I think Boston changed all that."
Boston competition
Stromberg competed with UNL crew
members in Boston's llcad-cf-thc-Charlcs
Regatta last weekend.
He entered the singles scull division,
which included three races: novice, inter
mediate and elite. Beginners, like Storm
berg, usually , enter the novice division,
but because of too many novice entries
he was placed in the elite race.
"It was a rwe 1 shouldn't have been in,"
he said. "Basically I was worried about get
ting a tim: that would compare favorably
with those in the novice nee."
He finished seventh of 30 entries in the
three-mile elite race. His time was one
minute faster than any in the novice
Stormberg said he'd be back in Boston
again next fall, adding "next year I'll make
sure I get in the intermediate division."