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Photo by Ted Kirk
Husker middle guard Johii Lee (69) makes one of nine sacks of Missouri
quarterback Steve Pisarkiewtcz (15) during the Huskers' 30-7 win over
the Tigers Saturday.
All-around performers aid
gymnasts runner-up finish
By Jim Hunt -
Improvement by UNL's all-around
gymnasts closed the gap on Iowa State as
the Huskers finished second at the Big 8 In
vitational in Lawrence, Kan., this weekend.
Iowa State beat the Huskers 413.95 to
409.30 this weekend. The Cyclones,
downed the Huskers in a dual the week
before, 214 to 207.10.
UNL's Lany Gerard won the all-around
competition wth 103. IS and teammate
Gene Mackie finished third with 101.70.
Hie all-arounders failure to perform up
to par was the main reason for the loss at
Iowa State last' week," Husker gymnastics
coach Francis Allen said.
"Our all-arounders did a good job this
week," Allen said. "They belong at the
Gerard took first place in the parallel
bars, second in the still rings and fifth in
the horizontal bars and vaulting. Mackie
took third in the still rings and horizontal
bars and tied for fifth in vaulting.
Other top performers were Duane West,
with a first place in the horizontal bars and
fourth in the floor exercise; Mike Cos
grove and Steve Dickey, second and third
respectively in the pommel horse; Gary
Duff, third in the parallel bars and Don
Schmohr, fifth in the still rings. '
"Our whole team improved quite a bit
after Iowa State, Allen said. "The team is
a little behind where I would like them to
be right now, but I think the reason for
this is the failure to find a consistent
Ii looks like Iowa State and UNL will
fight for the Big 8 title next spring, he
said, but Oklahoma, led by junior Olym
pic champion Mike Wilson, also is a
The Huskers' next meet will be at the
Midwest Open in Chicago in late November,
which is the year's biggest individual meet,
The next team competition will be Dec.
12 at the Rocky Mountain open at Denver
University. UNL is the meet's defending
Analysis by Larry Stunkel
.Columbia Mo. Discussion in the Faurot
Field ' press box Saturday after UNL's
30-7, football win over Missouri centered
on one word-Bummerooski.
That's the name given the 40-yard fake
punt touchdown run in the second quarter
by John O'Leary that fooled the crowd of
68,195, ABC television cameramen and -more
importantly, the Tiger defense to (
give the Huskers a 16-7 halftime lead. v
The play, brought from Southern
, Methodist Univeristy by receivers coach
Jerry Moore three years ago, called for
fullback Tony Davis to take the center
snap, stick the ball between O'Leary's
legs, fake art end run pitchout to Monte
Anthony going around right end, while
O'Leary waits two counts for the defensive
end to run by him before running to the
O'Leary said during that delay, the
Tiger defender even threw him aside while
, chasing the play to the right.
- Prayers answered
'There wasn't much I could do at
first except pray," O'Leary said.
Husker head coach Tom Osborne said
they had been saving the play for Missouri
or Oklahoma or whenever the team needed
a big play.
"At the time we were losing momentum
and felt it was time to use it" Osborne
said. "It was a nervy call, but it gave us
a lot of momentum through halftime."
Osborne said the. referee's were told
about the play before the game in case the .
officials lost the football and would stop
the play when the person carrying out the
fake was tackled.
The play was one of three long touch
downs the Huskers scored, the other two
being 37 and 61 yard touchdown passes
from quarterback Vince Ferragamo (ABC's
television's offensive player of the game) to
split end Bobby Thomas. Thomas made
two elusive runs each time after catching
. The UNL field hockey A and B teams
defeated Emporia Saturday in home
matches. The A team won 2-1 on goals
by center forward Mary Claire Franssen,
assisted by right inner Sue Hansen.
Three hockey players from Concordia
joined the UNL JV's in the B team match.
UNL won 3-1 on goals by right inner
Denise Massengale, right inner Jane
Mundorf and Concordia center forward
UNL women's cross country team
runner Shcri Brown finished fifth with
20:38 minutes, in the Fairbury Cross
Country Invitational Saturday.
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Cynthia Dixon of UNL placed sixth
with 20:42. Other Nebraska runners were
Doris Hitz, ninth at 21:11 and Judy Sapp
sixteenth at 24:39. , ,
Northwest Missouri State won the team
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Harold Stelzer's 34th place finish was
the best individual effort for the UNL
men's cross country team, which finished
last in the Big 8 meet in Boulder, Colo.
The Huskers had a total of 214 points
compared to 156 for seventh place Kansas.
Kansas State won the meet with 25 points,
runner-up Colorado had 73,
the ball. , .....
The Huskers introduced a new defense
in which an extra defensive back is..
. substituted for a defensive end in passing
situations. The strategy accounted for nine
quarterback sacks . while preventing the
One man rush
After taking a 100 lead three plays
after defensive end Ray Phillips blocked a
punt and recovered on the Tiger 18-yard.
line in the first quarter, the Tigers closed
the gap to 10-7 just 10 plays after Husker
Kurt Stacey fumbled on a punt return.
O'Leary's fake punt touchdown and the
, first Ferragamo-Thomas pass gave the
Huskers a 23-7 lead in the third quarter.
Then Missouri mounted it's' last threat,
marching to the Husker 10-yard line with
10:33 left in the game before Husker
cornerback Dave Butterfield (ABC
television's defensive player of the game)
intercepted a Steve Pisarkiewicz to Henry
Marshall pass in the end zone.
The win gives the Huskers a 8-0 season
record, preserving their third place national
ranking. The Huskers could move up as
top ranked Ohio had trouble with Indiana
24-14. The Huskers beat Indiana 45-0 on
for regional title
After a third place finish in the South
west Missouri State (SMS) invitational
volleyball tournament Friday and
Saturday, the UNL spikers are no longer
talking of a second place finish in regionals.
They're looking for the title, coach Pat
UNL did not win a match against
SMS, but they did play three games against
the defending regional champions in the
semi-finals, playing better in the semis
than in the preliminaries, Sullivan said. The
team now knows it is possible to beat SMS,
UNL lost the semi-finals with 9-15,
15-13, 7-15 scores and , then defeated
Graceland College 15-9, 15-10 to take
In the round-robin preliminaries, UNL
beat Kansas University 15-10, 15-12,
revenging a' loss in the Graceland
Invitational two weeks earlier. Nebraska
then beat Kansas State 15-1, 15-2.
Saturday, UNL lost to the University of
Illinois-Chicago Circle 13-15, 5-15, but
came back with ' victory over Graceland
College 15-10, 15-7.
UNL ousted the University of Missouri
Columbia 15-3, 15-9, but lost to SMS
The "next action for UNL will be
Tuesday in Omaha, where the Varsity and
JV teams will face UNO. The varsity game
also will determine first place in the state
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