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-' monday, novemfcssr 17, 1975
Coming Sooner clash
draws Husker concern
Analysis by Larry Stunkel
UNL football coaches and players
seemed more concerned about bowl games
and Oklahoma after Saturday's game than
they were about discussing their 52-0 win
over Iowa State (ISU).
The win clinched at least a share of the
Big 8 title for the Huskers, and news of
Missouri's 27-20 lead over Oklahoma set
off a premature celebration in the lockei
But before the Orange Bowl scout could
offer the Huskers an invitation to Miami as
conference champions, Joe Washington's
71 -yard touchdown run on fourth and one
and a two-point conversion, gave the
Sooners a 28-27 win, delaying the bowl
question another week.
Nebraska head coach Tom Osborne said
the Huskers are getting nervous about bowl
bids. Orange Bowl officials said if Okla
homa beats Nebraska, the Sooners get the
It has been speculated that Alabama's
Paul "Bear" Bryant doesn't want to play a
Big 8 team in the Sugar Bowl, although
losses to Southern California and Notre
Dame (who the Bear said he wants to play),
have narrowed bowl choices.
"There is no certainty, the bowl situa
tion is certainly up in the air," Osborne
said. "We just hope well go to a major
bowl. We'd like to play in the best bowl
against the best team possible. Anyone
who doesn't feel the same way doesn't be
long in competitive athletics.
"It looks doubtful that the Bear can
continue to pick his opponents," Osborne
said. "Picking people you can beat, (as
bowl opponents), then not doing it, is
getting old and I'm getting tired of it."
Oh yes, there was a game Saturday.
Osborne said the win over ISU was his
team's most complete game this season.
The Husker offense rolled up 3 18 yards
rushing and 249 passing yards (against the
Big 8's leading pass defense). The black
shirts gave the Cyclones a lesson in pass
defense, limiting ISU to 52 yards through
the air and shutting down the ground game
at 150 yards.
Nebraska ran 91 offensive plays com
pared to the Cyclones 50.
The ISU pass defense was embarrassed
in the second quarter when split-end
Bobby Thomas and quarterback Vince Fer
ragamo connected on another pump-fake-throw-iUong
(which has garnered touch
downs against Colorado and Missouri), for
"He was playing awfully far back,"
Thomas said. "I didn't think it would work
because he wasn't giving me the outside. So
I cut inside-it amazed me I was that open."
7 passes complete
After a pedestrian showing against
Kansas State last week, Ferragamo had a
great day through the air, hitting seven of
nine passes for two touchdowns and 163
With ISU put away, the Huskers can
talk about the Sooners.
"Well approach it as just another game,"
said middle guard John Lee. "We've got a
lot of paybacks for OU."
"We're happy to be cochampions," Os
borne said. "But the real test is this week
at Oklahoma and you can bet it will be a
real head knocker."
Coach praises wrestlers
for 3rd-place performance
By Pete Wegman
Nebraska wrestling coach Orval Borgialli
Sunday praised the performance of his
wrestlers in the 13th annual Great Plains
Open wrestling tournament held in UNL'i
Coliseum Friday and Saturday.
The Huskers, third in team standings
behind the Hawkeye Wrestling Club and
the New York Athletic Club, had six
members place in the field of more than
170 wrestlers, including NCAA, Amateui
Athletic Union (AAU), Pan-American and
"Overall, I was well pleased with our
performance," Borgialli said. Third place
finishes went to Alan Koss, 118 lbs.;
and Steve Hill, 158. Four Huskers placed
fourth: Pat Arthur, 134; Tom Knob loch,
158; Bob Johnson, 190; and Bruce Conger,
"Koss did a tremendous job. He's had a
problem on his feet, but he changed his
style a little and looked great," Borgialli
Borgialli called Johnson a "national
caliber wrestler who always turns in an
excellent performance." Ben Petersen, an
Olympic gold medal winner, won
Johnson's weight class.
Borgialli cited the heavyweight division
as being one of the strongest of the
tournament's 12 classes. Included in the
division were Canadian national, Pan
American, National AAU and Junior
National AAU champions.
"I've never seen a tournament with that
many class national caliber wrestlers in one
division," he said.
Oklahoma State's Jimmy Jackson won
the heavyweight division. Jackson and
Nebraska's Conger wrestled to a draw in
a dual meet last year. The draw was the
only blemish on Conger's 11-0-1 mark
Conger, who suffered a severely
sprained ankle in the tournament, was one
of a number of Huskers injured.
"We were worried about the injury
factor before the meet and it finally caught
up with us," Borgialli said.
Dan Kling, 167, separated his sternum,
Tony Jennings, 142, sprained an ankle,
Hill strained a knee and Koss received an
Borgialli said he wouldn't know the
extent of the injuries until later this week.
Nebraska travels to Colorado Saturday
to meet the Air Force Academy. Challenge
matches to determine UNL's traveling
squad will be Tuesday.
Tough foes lame field hockey team
Explaining the disappointing sixth place
finish in the Region 6 Field Hockey tourna
ment, UNL field hockey coach Elizabeth
Pet raids said, "The competition was much
better than any we've faced. The girls
played well, the goal shots just weren't
UNL, the host team, lost all three of its
matches, one on penetration time and the
others 3-1 and 4-0.
In the first match against Bemidji, Min
nesota's top team, Bemidji took an early
lead on a goal by Lauri Bottom. Marsha
Mohl scored a goal 19:50 minutes into the
game for UNL's only point. Bottom scored
twice more in the first half and Bemidji
Bemidji also defeated Southwest Mis
souri State (SMSU), Moorhead, and Central
Missouri State (CMSU) for the champion
ship. . ,
In UNL's second game against SMSU,
the Huskers did not score. SMSU had three
goals the first half and another in the
In the consolation match with Kansas
University (KU), Petrakis said she played
the girls who had not played before "so
they'd have -a chance to play Li a tourney."
The game ended 2-2 and KU won on 14
seconds penetration time. Sue Hansen and
Cindy Krause scored UNL's goals.
Photo by Td Klife
Husker wingback Curtis Craig (33) eludes Cyclone Greg Pittman (51)
during Saturday's 52-0 Nebraska win. Craig scored two touchdowns,
gained 28 yards rushing and caught two passes for 28 yards.
Orange Bowl scout smiles
on spectators throwing fruit
By Susie Reitz
When Nebraska fans covered the field
with oranges after the Huskers scored their
first touchdown Saturday, Orange Bowl
scout Gene Autrey smiled and said, "That's
what we like to see, I think it's great."
Autry, vice president of the Orange
Bowl, joined Sugar Bowl and Cotton Bowl
scouts at the Nebraska-Iowa State (ISU)
Scouts do not "check out" a team like
the Oklahoma (OU) scouts were checking
out the Nebraska team Saturday, Sugar
Bowl scout John Barr said.
"We're more for public relations," the
secretary of the Sugar Bowl said. "We talk
to officials in the Athletic Dept. and de
termine what their needs will be if they
come to our bowl."
Scouts representing bowl committees at
tend games around the country, Barr said.
Good teams mean more fans
"We don't start going to games until
well into the season-when the records are
developing and we can see who are the best
teams in the nation. We want the best game
possible," Barr said. 'The best teams have
the most fan support."
Orange Bowl officials confirmed Satur
day night they have arranged for the loser
of the Ohio State-Michigan game Saturday
to play in Miami, according to the Sunday
National Collegiate Athletic Association
(NCAA) rules prohibited issuing bowl bids
before 6 pm. Saturday. However, since
key games will be played next Saturday,
Barr said, "It makes it hard. We just don't
know who are the best until the end of the
season. We probably won't be issuing a bid
until the 22nd."
Scouts report each Monday what they
have learned on their assignments and in
vitation priorities are shifted depending on
the reports, Ban said.
Upsets are a special headache to bowl
selection committees, Autrey said.
"It's tough on weekends like when Penn
State, Florida and USC were all upset. We
had people at those games and they all had
bad reports," he said.
Notre Dame fall
"The Sugar Bowl was considering Penn
State, Notre Dame and the loser of the
MichiganOhio State game, in addition to
Alabama and the Big 8 runner up, Ban said.
Notre Dame, one of the strongest con
tenders, lost Saturday to Pittsburg "which
probably will put them down in our
ratings," he said.
Bowl games originated to generate busi
ness in host cities, Autrey said. Community
leaders in Miami formed the Orange Bowl
committee in the 1930s to promote tourist
trade during the depression, he said.
The Orange Bowl is played New Year's
night to draw the largest television audi
ence, he said.
In New Orleans, the Sugar Bowl com
mittee was formed 42 years ago, Ban said.
The Sugar Bowl is played New Year's Eve,
also to accommodate the television
audience, he said.
Cyclones blown away by
frosh 'scoring versatitility'
By Scott Jones
Nebraska's freshman football team
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Iowa State's (ISU) junior varsity 37-18 Fri
day in what probably was freshman coach
Jim Ross's final game.
The freshmen exploded for scores at
Memorial Stadium on three long passes, a
51-yard run and a 52-yard field goal to
finish the season 5-0.
The victory was No. 27 in 29 games for
Ross, who became freshman coach in 1969.
Sherry Brink's 19 points was high for
the UNL women's basketball team, which
lost 78-66 to Grandview College Saturday.
Cindy Dixon, UNL cross country
runner, placed 74th Saturday in the
National Women's Cross Country meet in
Ames, Iowa. UNL's runners Sherry Brown
and Doris Hitz finished 106th and 116th
The Theta Xl-A!pha Delta PI pledge
class volleyball f.iam won the all-Greek
volleyball touiment Thursday at the
Women's Physical Education Cldg.
He came to Nebraska in 1962 with Bob De
vaney and is expected to manage the new
nvituiMuv iivai jrvai.
"I'd like to quit just like this," said Ross
amid postgame celebntions.
Celebrating was not in order early in the
game as ISU opened scoring in the second
quarter with a 27-yard field goal, the first
points allowed by Nebraska this year.
Ross praised his defense for allowing no
more than three points early in the game
when two Nebraska fumbles and a rough
ing the kicker penalty gave ISU good field
Nebraska struck back quickly after the
Cyclone field goal. I-back Richard Bems
threw 27-yards to tight end John Seiko for
a touchdown, the same play that worked
against Kearney State earlier this year.
Seiko scored the next touchdown on a
45-yard pass from quarterback Tim Hager,
who made the score 213 just before half
time with a 60-yard bomb to Berns.
Berns tallied again in the third quarter
with a 51-yard bunt. After a Bill Holmes
interception, Dean Sukup kicked a 52-yard
field goal, his second of more than 50
yards this year, to push the score to 30-3.
Fullback Keith Steward added the final
Husker points with a six-yard run late in
the third quarter. ISU scored twice in the ,
last five minutes of the game to account
for the final margin.
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