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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Nov. 6, 1978)
monday, november 6, 1978
Photo by Mark Billingsley
Sophomore Craig Johnson flies for one of his three touchdowns against Kansas. He was the leading yard gainer
with 192 yards rushing and a 78-yard pass play from quarterback Tim Hager.
Cornhuskers' romp over Kansas
brings memories of the old days
By Brad Horky
Lawrence, Kan. It was just like old times in Satur
day's 63-21 romp by Nebraska over the Kansas Jayhawks.
UNL fans might have left KU's Memorial Stadium rem
iniscing back to the national championship years of '70
and '71 with the show the Huskers put on in burying
The Nebraska side of the scoreboard was lighting up
like a pinball machine as the NU offense was piling up 799
yards in total offense (A new school record, and the
NCAA high for 1978).
The big play, which is usually the tab put on the Okla
homa Sooners, belonged to Nebraska Saturday.
The Huskers, in their first eight scoring drives, aver
aged only a little over four plays per drive while racking
up 531 yards in those drives.
The individual glory for the day belonged to I-back
Craig Johnson, a sophomore from Omaha Westside. John
son, who was playing in place of injured Rick Berns,
rushed for 192 yards in 10 carries and scored 3 touch
downs. Johnson's scores came on runs of 60 and 64 yards, and
a 78-yard screen pass from quarterback Tim Hager.
Johnson said he thought he had accomplished some
thing since he had seen only limited action this fall.
"It shows I can play," Johnson said. "I accomplished
something for my own pride today.
"I don't feel I needed to earn anything because I know
who is playing ahead of me. They just needed me today."
Johnson said he started to feel the effects of extended
play at I-back late in the game.
"I started to get a little dry out there," he said. "And I
started to have a few cramps. I got hit in the calf."
Other schools, including Kansas, were on Johnson's
mind after high school.
"I thought it would only be fair to myself to check
out other schools," Johnson said. "But down deep, I
probably always knew I'd come to Nebraska.
"Other colleges told me it would probably be a while
The UNL men's gymnastics team won the Big bight
Invitational championship in Lawrence, Kan. Saturday be
hind the performances of freshman Jim Hartung and
senior Larry Gerard.
Nebraska won handily over rivals Iowa State and Okla
homa. UNL scored 436.35 points in the two-day meet,
Iowa State scored 427.60 and Oklahoma finished third
with 421.60 points.
Hartung won the all-around title with a score of
109.65, just beating out Gerard who finished with 109.35.
Stacy Maloney of Iowa State was third with 106.90.
The Huskers also had three event leaders qualifying for
Sunday's individual honors. Gerard was the leader in still
rings, Hartung led in floor exercise and Steve Elliott was
leading the vaulting event.
UNL's volleyball team evened its season record to
20-20 after weekend play in the National Invitational
Volleyball Tournament at UCLA.
On Saturday, the Huskers split with the University of
California at Santa Barbara, 17-15, 6-15. UNL also split
with Michigan State 15-13,6-15.
The University of Pacific defeated the Huskers in both
games, 15-5, 15-6.
In first day competition, Nebraska lost to Utah State.
15-1 1, 15 -8, and to San Diego State, 15-6, 15-6.
Both Utah State and San Diego State advance from
pool play to compete in the semi-finals of the tournament.
before I'd get a chance to play. I can't ask for any more
than I've gotten. I'm glad I'm here at Nebraska.
"I'm still young and I can learn from the guys ahead of
Nebraska Head Coach Tom Osborne said Nebraska
wasn't trying to run up the score.
"You hate to show your opponent that you're pulling
off," Osborne said.
"We wanted to run the number one offense and num
ber one defense one series each to start the second half.
Unfortunately, that's when (Tom) Sorley got hurt (knee
strain). But I think he'll be okay by next week.
"People might have thought we were trying to run up
the score by using as many wingback running plays as we
did, but we were trying to save Johnson."
Osborne used the opportunity to attack the Big Eight
rule on the visiting team travel squad limit of 48 players.
"I wish they'd throw the lid off the traveling squad,"
Osborne said. "At the Big Eight meeting we proposed this
but they voted it down. I can't understand why we can't
take maybe four or five extra players.
"Most of the trips in the conference are bus trips. The
ruling might be saving dimes, but losing thousands in
players (injuries). Towards the end we were getting tired
Tight end Junior Miller also got into the scoring pic
ture by hauling down two 44-yard touchdown passes from
Next week. . .
"I was 3-for-3 on that iso play," Miller said, "so I knew
it would work. On the one touchdown the defensive back
was playing too close to the line, so I knew I could beat
The other Husker scores came on a 2-yard run by
Berns, a 1-yard sneak by Sorley, and a 17-yard pass from
Sorley to split end Tim Smith.
Following Johnson in rushing was quarterback Jeff
Quinn with 64 yards, fullback Jim' Kotera had 58, and
I.M. Hipp and wingback Tim McCrady with 46 yards.
Sorley ended up the day by completing 7 of 8 passes
for 170 yards. Hager was 2-for-2 and Quinn was 1-for-l.
Next week the Huskers host the Oklahoma Sooners in
a nationally televised game to determine the Big 8 champ
and a trip to the Orange Bowl in Miami, Fla. The winner
of that game goes to Miami no matter what they do in
their final season game.
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