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monday, October 8, 1979
UNL players more than prepared against New Mexico
By Ron Powell
Although Nebraska Head Coach Tom Osborne admit
ted his team wasn't "overly enthusiastic" about playing
the New Mexico State Aggies Saturday, the 57-0 final
score and some of the individual performance indicate
someone was ready to play.
Take the case of back-up tight end Jeff Finn. Finn sees
as much time as a starter in the double tight end forma
tion opposite Junior Miller, but is used primarily as a
blocker. In the Husker's first three games this season,
Finn hadn't made a reception.
On Saturday, though, Finn did more than block. He
was the Husker's leading receiver with three catches for 5 1
"I hope the coaches have gained more confidence in
my pass catching," Finn said. "I am just thankful they
gave me a chance. It feels pretty good to see the ball
coming your way a little bit."
Finn said he was secondary receiver on his first recep
tion, a 21 -yard gain the second quarter.
44IT WAS AN audible call, so I didn't have much time
to think about it," Finn said. 'The split end was the pri
mary receiver, but they (New Mexico State) came in a
monster blitz so they threw it to me."
Despite the three receptions, Finn said his main respon
sibility is still blocking.
"I just come into each game ready to get the ball,"
Finn said. 'Today, I got it early. Sometimes, IH have to
There were many other individual performances that
stood out Saturday.
I-back JarvisRedwine, in his first start as a Husker,
gained 120 yards in 16 carries and scored once in the first
half before taking the rest of the afternoon off. It was
Redwine's second straight game over 100 yards. (He gained
124 yards against Penn State.)
Kenny Brown got his first punt return touchdown of
the season and the second of his Husker career in the
second quarter with his 80-yard return. Brown's return
was the third longest in Husker history.
I-BACK CRAIG Johnson showed his running power
with 59 yards on 12 carries, but more importantly scored
three touchdowns. Meanwhile, linebacker Kim Baker
showed his defensive power with 19 tackles, 14 unassisted
and five assisted.
Overall, however, the victory was a total team effort
as more than 80 Huskers saw action.
Photo by Tom Gessner
The Nebraska defense posted its first shutout Saturday since last year's 234) whitewashing of Iowa State. Here the
pursuit is led by Steve McWhirter (45).
'This was a good game for morale," Osborne said.
"Our first three games were tough. The second teamers
didn't get to play much in those games and the third
team didn't get to play at all. This time everybody
Osborne said he was glad his team led 31-0 at halftime
and didn't experience a first half lapse as has happened in
the Husker's first three games.
"We wanted to be way out in front at halftime"
Osborne said. "We didn't want it 28-14 or 21-7 at half
time because momentum could change and they Would be
right back in the game. This makes it uncomfortable to
get your second and third teamers in."
The only thing Osborne said he was unhappy with was
the four fumbles the Huskers lost.
"We might have had a couple more touchdowns if
we hadn't turned the ball over," Osborne said. "I didn't
think the team played sloppy football, though. I think
we have a pretty darn good football team."
ALTHOUGH THE offense's 569 total yards seemed to
be the Husker's most attractive statistic, the Husker de
fense also had some impressive numbers.
Besides recording their first shutout of the year, the
Husker defense gave up only 156 total yards and only
allowed the Aggies to cross mid -field twice .
"We wanted a good defense effort and we got it,"
Osborne said. "They (New Mexico State) didn't have
much of a running game against us."
"We didn't want to give up the big play and we didn't.
We stayed in front of them pretty good."
Defensive tackle Rod Horn said the shut out should
help the defense's confidence.
"We set a goal of a shut out before the game," Horn
said. "We got it so it feels good now. We can go into other
games now knowing we can get the shut out."
Horn said it was easier to pass rush Aggie quarterback
Butch Kelly than previous quarterbacks.
"He (Kelly) didn't scramble or roll out at all, he just
dropped straight back and that makes it easier to rush,"
Horn said. "We also worked some stunts that helped the
Next week, the Huskers open their Big Eight schedule
at home against Kansas.
Jarvis Redwine went up three games to t Redwtoe, from Inglewood, Calif.,
one on high school rival Don Campbell played high school ball for Inglewood High
Saturday while Campbell was a defensive tackle for
The Nebraska I-back has played against Inglewood's biggest rival, Morrtingside.
the New Mexico State linebacker four When the two were sophomores, Red-
times in his career but Saturday was the wine's team came out on top 7-6. In 1975
first time in college. It was the trrird time Inglewood won again in the final seconds
Redwine's team won, but the first time the (neither could remember the score). But
score wasn't close. Campbell and Morningside won the 1976
game and a berth in the state playoffs by around during his college career,
knocking off Inglewood 21-14. After attending Arizona Western his
Then it was 57-0, Redwine and freshman year, Campbell transferred to
Nebraska over Campbell and the Aggies. Long Beach Community College. Then
Aggie head coach Gil Krueger and defens-
"J ARVIS RUNS just like he did in high ive coach Tony DeBiasse talked to Camp
school." Camobell said in the locker room bell and persuaded him to transfer to
after Saturday's game. "He's still pretty
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Mirk McMxaamsa (25) slides into second base as inflekfer Kelly Combs (11) gets
leady to mike the teg during the Nebraska baseball team's Intrtsquai game Saturday
at Buck Belter Field.
Campbell, who had eight unassisted
tackles and one assist Saturday, also had
praise for the Nebraska team.
"I've never played anyone like Nebras
ka. I hope they go to be number one," he
said. "It was a great experience to play
Redwine, who remembers being
"popped pretty good a few times" by
Campbell in high school, said he talked to
his old rival after the game.
"I told him to hang on in there. I
wished him success," said Redwine, who is
averaging 107 yards a contest after his first
four games as a Husker.
"Hey, I know what it's like to lose,"
said Redwine, referring to his days at Ore
LIKE REDWINE, Campbell has moved
Campbell is a senior and Redwine, who
sat out a year after transferring from Ore
gon State, has another year of eligibility
But Campbell is happy with his latest
"The coaches have helped me a lot," he
said. "And winning the Missouri Valley
Conference last year was a thrill."
This year, NMSU has had problems, and
thos problems were complicated with
more injuries Saturday.
"We're kind of rebuilding again. We lost
a lot of players last year," Campbell added.
Although Campbell lost for the third
time against Redwine, both players re
membered the game neither one lost.
"It was the East-Wetf All Star game of
the South Bay area," Campbell recalled.
Redwine called it the Lions All-Star
game, which matched the City AO-Stars
and the CIF All-Stars (two different con
ferences). Whatever it wis called, guess who scored
the winning touchdown?
"Jarvis scored the winning touchdown,"
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