The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 29, 1979, Page page 14, Image 14

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    daily nebresken
monday, October 29, 1979
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Husker victory is primer for Missouri
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By Ed McClymont
Do you suppose that Kansas State's up
set of Missouri is going to be cause for a
Nebraska letdown next weekend? Don't
bet on it, because everyone still remembers
Nov. 18, 1978, the day that the Tigers
erased the Huskers' national championship
hopes last season.
"We're going to be shootin' for 'em,"
Husker safety Russell Gary said with a
smile. "We got a little bit of a revenge
factor going."
Gary and his defensive teammates com
bined to hold their fourth consecutive
opponent without a touchdown while lead
ing Nebraska to a 38-10 victory over
Colorado Saturday. Colorado's only
touchdown came on a second quarter pass
It appeared the Buffaloes might get a
touchdown on their initial drive, but two
consecutive plays by Gary in the secondary
forcing incompletions caused Colorado to
settle for a field goal. -
"I knew we were going to have to bear
down," Gary said. 'Three is better than six
The Husker defense also employed a
number of blitzes against the Buffs, which
led to six quarterback sacks in the second
"THE COACHES TOLD us at half that
we were going to have to start taking it to
them instead of them taking it to us," said
linebacker Tom Vering.
Vering turned in what might have been
his best performance Saturday notching a
game high IS tackles, eight unassisted. It
was his lead that the rest of his blackshirt
teammates followed in opening up the
game early in the second half.
The first three plays by Colorado in the
third quarter were stopped solely by
Vering, including an interception he
returned to the Buffalo 34-yard line, which
resulted in a Nebraska score.
"That was my first interception here,
and it felt great," Vering said.
Later, on Colorado's second possession
of the half, Vering stormed in and sacked
the Buffs Charlie Davis for a 14 yard loss.
Blitzes like Vering's kept CU in handcuffs
the entire second half.
"We could see in the films all week that
they were leaving some holes in their
offensive line, and we had some blitzes that
they couldn't block," Vering said.
While the defense was keeping Colorado
in check, Nebraska's offense literally ran its
way to a 3110 lead in the third quarter.
With 5:41 left in the third quarter, Nebras
ka completed a pass, when Tim Hager
threw to Tim Smith for 20 yards.
"We had a disappointing passing game,"
Hager said. "Their defensive backs broke
well to the ball. We're just going to have to
work harder on it (passing game)."
THE BUFFS GOT their only touch
down on an interception return midway
through the second quarter. The play was a
rollout with the pass intended for fullback
Jim. Kotera, but Colorado linebacker Bill
Roe stepped in front of the receiver, pick
ed off the pass, and rambled 69 yards.
"I didn't see him (Roe), and Kotera
looked wide open. I heard the crowd reac
tion and I thought Jim caught it, but he
obviously didn't," Hager said.
Nebraska converted six of nine third
and fourth down plays in the first half, in
cluding a fourth and one for a touchdown
by I.M. Hipp.
"Our offensive line is so confident, and
the back carrying the ball is confident too
that we can make two or three when we
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Photo by Tom Gestner
Jarvis Red wine (12) loses some of his jersey and his shoe on the way to gaining a few
of the 206 yards he piled up Saturday against the Buffs. Chasing Redwine is CU's
Bob Humble (40).
have to," Hager said.
The Huskers piled up 452 yards rushing
for the day, with almost half-206-coming
from Jarvis Redwine. Redwine needed only
18 attempts to go for the yardage, and in
eluding 23-, 56. and 13-yard runs for
scores. He took little of the credit after the
game, but instead gave it to the linemen.
As awesome as the Huskers rushing
game has developed this year, yet another
threat-Junior Miller-was added to the
running corps Saturday. The tight end
reverse was brought out of Nebraska's bag
of tricks for the first time this year,
working for 34 and 17 yards.
Moving to 7-0 on the season, Nebraska
travels to Missouri next weekend to take
on the Tiger roller-coaster. Despite the
Tigers' surprising 4-3 record, don't expect
the Huskers to be lulled asleep.
"Missouri always plays us tough," Hager
said. "We have some revenge factors on the
game. We're going to make sure we get
them under our belt."
Photo by Tom Gessner
Nebraska's Tom Vering (47 in the photo to the
right) helped key the Nebraska defense Saturday
with 15 tackles, along with this interception in front
of Don Holmes (45). The NU defense didn't give up
a touchdown for the fourth straight game.
Volleyball team
wins fourth title
By Ron Powell
Nebraska and Oklahoma played for the Big Eight
championship Saturday, but the sport wasnt't football.
It was the Big Eight volleyball tournament in
Stillwater, Okla., and the Huskers claimed their fourth
. consecutive league championship by downing the Sooners
15-12, 154, 15-9 in the finals.
. The Huskers dominated play in the two-day meet,
winning four games without a loss.
Friday, Nebraska defeated host Oklahoma State 15-0,
154 and Iowa State 15-12, 153 in pool play. In
Saturday's semi-final, Nebraska downed Iowa State a
second time, 15-3, 15-5, and 15-16.
Husker volleyball coach Terry Pettit said the Huskers
gave one of their best performances of the season.
Four Huskers were named to the all-tournament team.
Senior captain Nancy Grant was named to the team for
the third consecutive year. Teammates Lori Melcher, Reba
Govier and Terri Kanouse joined her.
"I thought the ones that made it deserved it Pettit
said. "A lot of times that doesn't happen. We had a couple
others that could have made it, but we're happy to have
four out of six on the team
Pettit said Maria Lichty, Lori Zimmerman, Ann
Haberman and - Mindy Martens also had a good
Haberman, a senior who has played on all four
championship teams, said the win "felt great." She added
that the conference was stronger this year than it has
. The next meet for Nebraska, 364, will be the National
Women's Invitational' Nov. 34, in Los Angeles. The
tournament will feature the top 24 teams in the nation.
? tliink the California meet will be a test of how good
we are," Habermn said. "If we do well out there, we
should start getting national recognition."
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ISU vomen take cress country title
Iowa State raced to its fourth consecutive Big Eight
Womens Cross Country championship Saturday on the
5,000-meter course at Pioneers Park in Lincoln.
Chris McMeekin of ISU was the individual titlist with a
time of 17:43. Four other Cyclone runners placed in the
top 10.
The Nebraska team didn't place in the team scoring be
minimum five runners,
in 7?lnif finisned 20th or Nebraska with a time of
l97A: Nancy Popken placed 38th with a time of 20:10
and Cindy Vickers finished 44th clocked in 2 1 :45.
... FoUow,ng Jowa State's 3 1 points in team scoring were
Missouri 64, Kansas State 66, Kansas 99, Colorado 108,
Oklahoma 1 4 1 and Oklahoma State 2 1 0.