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Powers' Tigers next challenge for UNL
By Paul Huscher
This week's Nebraska -Missouri football clash in
Columbia matches two former UNL assistant coaches
against each other.
When Nebraska won the national championship in
1970 and 1971, Husker Coach Tom Osborne and Tiger
Coach Warren Powers assisted Bob Devaney.
Saturday's game is the third meeting of the two former
UNL assistants and the first in Columbia.
Powers, former Husker defensive back, whose career
coaching record is 18-12, has a 20 edge against Osborne.
Osborne's career mark stands at 62-16-2.
Two years ago, Powers brought his Washington State
Cougars to Lincoln and upset the seventh ranked Huskers
19-10 in the season opener despite being outyarded 470
Last year the Tigers ruined Nebraska's shot at a
national title with a 35-3 1 upset win in Lincoln.
Missouri's third straight win in Lincoln, caused the
Orange Bowl to settle for Nebraska-Oklahoma rematch
and helped the Tigers gain a Liberty Bowl invitation.
In last year's contest Missouri fullback James Wilder
ran for a career high 181 yards and scored four touch
downs. . . .j
Wilder, a 62", 215 pound junior fullback has rushed
for just 305 yards this year, but he has been plagued by
injuries all season.
Wilder, and Company will run up against Lance Van
Zandt's defense which is the nation's second best against
The Husker defense's three-game shutout string was
snapped last week against Colorado. The Blackshirts
haven't allowed a touchdown since the Penn State game
and have held all their opponents to less than nine points
per outing. Colorado scored six points on a second quarter
interception last week.
Missouri has scored a combined total of 29 points the
last four games, Nebraska scores that and more every
week (39.1 points per game.)
Osborne said last year's game will have no bearing on
this year's game.
"I hope our execution can improve over last year's
game. We didn't do the things we had to win," he said.
Osborne said last year's game may effect the fans and
the press but he said "once the whistle blows last year's
game won't make any difference ."
Middle guard Kerry Weinmaster agreed that there
won't be any kind of revenge factor in this year's game.
Well just go in and play our best," Weinmaster said..
"If you're thinking revenge then you're taking your mind
off the game."
Weinmaster said everyone is concentrating on Missouri
this weekend and they aren't thinking ahead to
Missouri's stadium is the only one in the Big Eight with
natural grass. This is the first and only time the Huskers
will play on natural grass during the 1979 regular season.
Weinmaster said he doesn't think the grass will make
much difference despite the fact that Nebraska was unable
to practice very much on grass because of rainy weather
We played down there on the grass two years ago and
we played pretty well (NU won 21-10)," he said.
Missouri is coming off a 19-3 upset loss to Kansas State
last week in Columbia, while Nebraska (7-0) is coming off
a J 8-10 win over Colorado.
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Photo by Tom Getsner
Nebraska running back Jarvis Redwine reaches for the corner of the endzone for his
third touchdown last week against Colorado. Redwine needs 1 1 1 yards Saturday
cutest Missouri to reach the 1 ,000-yard mark on the season.
Oklahoma ticket lottery set
The ticket lottery for the Nov. 24
Nebraska-Oklahoma football game in
Norman will be Nov. 5-7, according to Jean
Wolcott ofthe ticket office.
The ticket office will take ticket orders
.from 9-12 am. and 14 pjn. on all three
Wolcott said the stipulations for
students wanting to apply are (1) one
ticket per ID. unless married, (2) each
person should present their own I.D., (3)
groups are limited to six members and
must all be present to apply and (4) tickets
must be paid for individually at the time
of application by personal check, cash or
Wolcott also said that no refunds will be
given after the application has been made
and the tickets assigned. Duplicate orders
will be cancelled, she added.
The winning lottery numbers will be
published in the Daily Nebraskan on Nov.
Anyone interested in becoming a batgirl
for the 1980 Nebraska baseball team
should attend an orientation meeting at 9
pjn. Nov. 11 in the South Stadium
Lounge. For Additional information call
fnnn Rost. 477-8598.
f -Vt and women's and co-rec intra-
murii cjSlcials are needed for volleyball
and basketball. If interested apply at the
Recreation Office. For more infonnation
call Intramural Coordinator Stan Campbell
at 472-3467. -
A Lady "N" Club metting is scheduled
for Nov. 6 at 8 pjn. Because of a change of
plans, the entire meeting will be held in the
South Stadium Lounge.
Rugby coach stresses skill;
'need to use, not lose, head'
By Shelley Smith
The best way to win a rugby match is
not to play like animals, according to one
UNL Rugby Club member.
Tim Flynn, in his third season with the
club, said many people think rugby is a
vicious, brutal sport. t
Sometimes it is if you get some really
mean guys," he said.
However, consistency, ball control and
continuity are the skills necessary to, out
smart mean opponents, he said.
"If you use your head and play con
sistently, you're going to be a lot better
off. If you do lose your head, you're just
going to get a penalty slapped on you, be
cause the refs don't like it," he said.
Assistant coach Adrien George said he
constantly , tells the players to think while
They realized it is a game that could
get out of hand, and one that could be very
violent," he said.
I tell them to use their heads, to think,
because by thinking better than the other
team, they'll win," he said.
The club, with a 3-5-1 season record,
has been playing good this year, according
Although they lost their first game and
then a consolation game in a Kansas City
tournament two weeks ago, Flynn said the
team's attitude is good and members have
confidence in their ability to win.
A. personal in the Daily Nebraskan
classified ads last week read:
We didn't win the tournament, but we
won the party. Congratulations UNL 1
Flynn explained: "Some clubs were
raising hell after the tournament inJCansas
City. After a while, one of the guys in the
band yelled out Hey Nebraska, you guys
are doing good. You're winning the party.'
That's how it all got started," Flynn said.
Flynn said winning the party was fun,
but the club also wants to win matches.
UNO went to the consolation finals in
Kansas City, and we beat them 12-6 this
year, so we know we can win," he said.
Saturday, the club travels to Columbia,
Mo., to play the University of Missouri
Flynn "said he thinks it will be a tough
match, but is confident because of the
club's spirit. .,
We're always hustlers. We're good
hitters and we'll work this week in trying
to hold our position," he said.
George said although the team hasn't
played Missouri this year and can't evalu
ate their skill, he agreed it will be a tough
i think we have a very good team this
year. In Kansas City we came up against a
team which was very experienced and
that's why we lost," he said.
The club has' been fortunate this year,
George said, because no one has suffered
major injuries. .
"Our people are just learning how to
play better and learning how to play with
out getting hurt," he said .
Although the club is playing with more
losses than wins, Flynn said it doesn't
really bother team morale because members
know moist of their losses came from city
clubs that have been long established.
Right now, the club is concentrating
recruiting "third generation" members,
Flynn said. He explained in 1972, when
the club was formed, those first members
were called the first generation.
"Last year was the tail end of the first
generation, now we're in the second
generation and recruiting for the third," he ,
The club recruits mainly by "word of
mouth" or through the Daily Nebraskan,
Flynn said, and both produce good results.
"We had about 40 or 50 guys coming
out ! this year and that's pretty
good," he said.
Flynn complained the club has
difficulty getting a playing field because it
is not recognized as a university team.
We've , talked with the intramurals
director and the athletic director, but we
can't get any games at the university. We
always go other placed and play at their
universities, but when they come here we
have to play at the Nebraska Humane
Society field," he said.
Flynn said the club asked UNL Athletic
Director Bob Devaney for permission to
play on the football practice field this
week. Devaney declined because the foot
ball team will play Missouri this weekend
on the same kind of natural surface.
"So we just practice at Mabel Lee Hall
fields. Of course we have to share U with
the soccer team, and the women's softball
team, but it's not really so bad," he said.
Swim team dives
into new season
The men's swimming team opens
its 1979-80 season with an intra
squad meet Saturday at the Bob
Devaney Sports Center.
The meet starts at 10 ajn. and is
open to the public. Admission is free.
The meet will feature all three of
Nebraska's Big Eight Champs from
last year, Rick Rhodes, Will Douglas,
and Steve Elliott.
Next action for the Huskers will
be the Iowa State Invitational at
Ames on Nov. 16-17.
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