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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 11, 1976)
monday, October 11 1976
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Bodirr, CcIo.-Bend, but never break," Husker
CztczzTt coordinator Monte Kiffin says of the UNL
The Husker defense did bend, bat it didn't break
Ssrday as the Huskers took a 24-12 decision over the
Usntrsiry of Colorado (CU) Buffaloes before a record
53,533 fans at Folsom Field.
The defense really hung tough," Kiffin said after the
Ussier took a come-from-behind victory. Te are leam
fcj to come from behind, but I would just as soon be
ahead the whole way."
The Huskers have had to' come from behind in then
Is two games, a 17-9 victory over Miami and the game
2st the Buffaloes.
The Buffaloes had the Huskers on the ropes through
the first three quarters with the field goal kicking of
CUs Mark Zetterberg. Zetterberg kicked field goals of 50
yards, 46 yards, 37 yards and 29 yards to score all of
It was a homecoming of sorts for Husker defensive
bcci Dave Butterfield, who blocked a Zetterberg field
goaL Bstterfield, a senior from Kersey, Colo., also inter
cepted a pass in addition to blocking the field goal.
"It was a great homecoming" Butterfield said. The
game looked a little shaky in the first half, but we sucked
it up and came back strong in the second half."
Hack Richard Bems, who replaced the injured Monte
Anthony in the second half, gained 127 yards on 22
Berns iced the game for the Huskers by rambling a
yard for a touchdown with one minute and 55 seconds
remaining in the game. Two plays earlier, Bems ran 43
yards on third down and one from the Husker 49-yard
"I was just trying for the first down, and it just broke
open," Berns said of the 43-yard scamper. MI was tired,
but I knew I just had to keep going.
"I knew if I just stuck in there and kept plugging,
good things would happen." j -
Anthony didn't see any action after suffering a strain
ed knee in the first half. 1
The Huskers presented the game ball to the UNL train
ing staff after the victory.
"We came out of this game a lot better than we did the
last two games," Paul Schneider, UNL trainer, said.
The Huskers did not suffer any serious injury even
though Anthony and starting fullback Dodie DonneH were
lost on consecutive plays in the second quarter.
The Huskers, now 4-0-1 on the season, wiQ face Kansas
State University next Saturday in Lincoln.
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