The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 16, 1979, Page page 10, Image 10

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L.C. Cole is headed for the end -zone on his 60-yard interception return last week against Kansas State. The Ne
braska defense ranks fourth nationally this week, giving up 197 yards a game. The Huskers are giving up 71 .4 yards
rushing, which is third nationally.
Women s gymnastic team at
Iowa
The Nebraska women's gymnastic team will open their
1979-1980 season this weekend when they travel to Iowa
City to participate in the Iowa Invitational.
Fourth-year-head coach Judy Schalk's two-time de
fending Big Eight Champions will take an eight woman
team to the eight-team meet.
Schalk said her top eight gymnasts include all
arounders Patty Carmichael-Gerard, Renee Reisdorff,
Debbie Garrison, and Carol Chmelka. Specialists include
Crissy Robertson, Karen Madsen,' Nancy Evans and Sue
Latrenta.
Latrenta, who is pne of Schalk's top all-arounders, will
perform only on the uneven bars because of a broken
foot.
The Lady Huskers, who finished 1 1th in the nation last
year, will compete against Kaijsas, Wisconsin -Madison,
Wisconsin -LaCrosse, South Dakota State, Mankato State,
St. Cloud State and host team Iowa.
Despite having one of the youngest teams in the nation
with just two seniors, two sophomores and eight fresh
men, Schalk said this year's team is ahead of last year's.
"Compared to last year we're way ahead," she said.
"They're doing much more difficult skills early in the sea
son. Even though we're young and we have some injuries,
I think we should wlak away with this meet," she said.
Schalk said she hasn't seen any of the teams perform
yet, but she expects Iowa and Kansas to give Nebraska
their toughest competition.
The Huskers first home meet will be Dec. 15 when
they host the University of Iowa at the Bob Devaney
Sports Center.
By Shelley Smith
. Nebraska football coach Tom Osborne said he's not
worried about Iowa State. '
The Cornhuskers, 9-0 for the season, take on the 3-6
Cyclones in Lincoln Saturday. ;
"I'm sure they (Iowa State) will play well, he said.
"I'm concerned about us now-how good we can be."
Coming off two-less-than dynamic victories, the
Huskers will need concentration to beat a team like Iowa
State, Osborne said. Last week, before Nebraska downed
Kansas State 21-12, the Huskers lacked intensity-the
reason for the narrow margin win, he said.
However, practice this week has been different.
"All of us realize what's at stake, now. We know it's
important to get everything out of our system and just
have a good game ," said quarterback Jeff Quinn .
Quinn, who is scheduled to start his first game since
Nebraska played Iowa the second game of the season, said
he agrees with Osborne that attitude is the key to victory.
"We were concerned a little more this week because we
had two bad games," he said.
"But we saw what we could do earlier in the year-it's
just a matter of concentration."
What will help that concentration, according to
offensive tackle Mark Goodspeed, is the return of I-back
Jarvis Redwine to the Husker's starting lineup.
, Redwine, until an injury sidelined him during the
Missouri game two weeks ago, had rushed to 925 yards,
and was the Big Eight's leading rusher, ahead of
Oklahoma's 1978 Heisman Trophy winner Billy Sims.
'Redwine injured his right knee against Missouri, and
then sprained an ankle last week against Kansas State.
However, Osborne said Redwine has shown steady
improvement this week.
Goodspeed said Redwine's return will restore timing
the offense. " . .
"We played the first seven games with him, and not to
say anything bad about Isaish (Hipp) or Craig (Johnson),
once you get timed in with a back, there is a certain
rapport between that" back and the linemen," Goodspeed
, Said.;-- i i
Iowa State, predominately a rushing team, has regroup
ed, according to Osborne, and also is boosted by healthy
running backs.
However, defensive tackle Bill Barnett said he doesn't
see the Cyclone running attack as much of a problem.
"We've seen all of their plays before, and we've been
defensing them well all week," he said.
Both Goodspeed and Barnett said, they feel it is not
only important for Nebraska to win Saturday, but also to
win big. , "
"When you win big you come out of a game with not
many injuries-it's not that hard on you because a lot of
people get to play. It!s emotionally relaxing," Barnett
said. . -
Goodspeed said playing Oklahoma the following week
probably looms in every player's mind, and added that a
dynamic win could bolster the team's self-confidence,
"We're alright. We're doing fine, and we're going to
play hard-that's the confidence we need," Barnett said.
Nebraska to turn around Cyclones5 hopes Saturday
After driving to Manhattan last Saturday and watching
Nebraska and Kansas State fumble around like a couple of
high school sophomores in the back seat of a car on their
first date, it occurred to me that perhaps the best
executed play of the day happened in the pre-game show.
Four skydivers tumbled out of a plane while the Wild
cat band was on the field, popped their parachutes and
neatly floated to the Astroturf. '
One landed at the north goal line, another at the south
" 30-yard line, while the other two plunked down at about
midfield, bringing a standing ovation from the more than
43 ,000 present.
While that trick was adroitly pulled off, a similar act
nearly proved disastrous three weeks ago in Berkeley,
Calif. ...
A 22-year-old University of California student, Thomas
Kardos, sailed his hang glider into the stadium during the
third period of the Cal-USC football game. , ' ,
Kardos nearly clobbered Golden Bear quarterback Rich
Campbell as Campbell was at the line of scrimmage calling
the'starting count, leaving 7OJ00O fans staring in disbelief.
The police carted Kardos off, but he was released with
out being charged.
'As far as we know, the only thing flying into Memorial
Stadium Saturday is the Iowa State football team. But the
Cyclones probably will try to blow in some upset hopes.!
This columnist guessed right on 23 of 32 games with
one tie last week for 74.2 percent, bringing the season
mark to 229-83-8, 73 .4 percent. ,
Iowa State at Nebraska -It is no secret that Huskers
haven't looked sharp the last two weeks. But there
appears to be an air of quiet determination around the
Husker camp, 'as they feel the shadow of a hot -handed
Oklahoma team looming ahead. The Huskers need a good
tune-up performance against the Cyclones, then rest the
. injured and prepare for Big Red shootout No. 60 next
week. ... Nebraska 35, Iowa State 7
Auburn at Georgia-This is the one we have all been
waiting for. If Georgia wins, they go to the Sugar Bowl.
Then maybe conferences and bowl promoters will see how
foolish tie-in contracts for bowls are. And maybe such
contracts will be eliminated. And maybe Bear Bryant will
have to take his Crimson Tide to a bowl where he can't
manipulate who the opponent will be. All those in favor
of having justice prevail, raise your right paw and growl
- "Go Bulldogs" . . . Georgia 20, Auburn 1 7
Ohio State at Michigan -The Buckeyes moved ahead of
Nebraska in this week's AP sportswriters poll. Evidently,
. some of the writers are a bit short-sighted, forgetting that
Ohio State beat Northwestern only 16-7 and had to score
in the final 33 second to defeat a mediocre UCLA team
27-23 earlier this season. Even in last week's 34-7 win over
Iowa, Ohio State gained only 185 yards in total offense,
but 10 Iowa turnovers made the game appear to be a rout.
Nevertheless, Earle Bruce 's team has played well lately. Bo
Schembechler's squad hasn't. That means a long d:iy for
Michigan fans . . . Ohio State 1 7, Michigan 10
Oklahoma at Missouri-The Sooners have been firing
38s lately, scoring 38 points in each of their last four
victories. Missouri rarely plays Oklahoma well. Don't
expect any miracles this time either. . . Oklahoma 31,
Missouri 15 '
Kentucky at Florida-This is the "Upset Special" and it
comes straight from the Law of Averages. The Gators are .
0-7-1 . They are bound to win some time . . . Florida 27,
Kentucky 21
Other Games Saturday ..".'"
Midwest-Colorado over Kansas; Oklahoma St. over;
Kansas St.; Illinois over Northwestern; Michigan St. over
Iowa; Indiana over Purdue; Minnesota over Wisconsin.
South-Notre Dame over Clemson; Florida St. over
Memphis St.; Alabama over Miama (Fla.); LSU over
Mississippi St.; North Carolina over Virginia; South :
Carolina over Wake Forest.
.Southwest-Arkansas over Texas A&M; Baylor over
Rice; Texas over TCU. .
East-Syracuse over Boston College; Yale over Harvard;
Maryland over- Louisville; Navy over Georgia Tech; Pitts
burgh over Army; Penn St. over Temple; Rutgers over
.Villanova. ,
West-Stanford over California; Arizona over Oregon
St.; UCLA over Oregon; BYU over Utah; Arizona St. over
West Virginia; Washington over Washington St.