The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 19, 1979, Page page 10, Image 10

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    daily nebraskan
monday, november 19, 1979
Osborne: ISU game provided momentum
By Lee Barfknecht
At 4:30 Saturday afternoon, Nebraska Coach Tom
Osborne said he had made no arrangements to sit and wait
anywhere for information on post -season bowls.
Standing in the noisy Husker locker room after
Nebraska's 34-3 thumping of Iowa State, Osborne said,
"Last year I had a deal like that set up and it was one of
the longest days of my life.
'I'd rather just get a surprise phone call at home.''
But Osborne didn't have to wait because a few
minutes later, Cotton Bowl officials announced that the
Big Eight runner-up would receive a trip to face the
Southwest Conference champion, probably Arkansas, in
Dallas on New Year's Day. 1 -
With the Big Eight champion already guaranteed an
Orange Bowl date with unbeaten Florida State, a 66-17
victor over Memphis State Saturday, the Husker bowl
picture quickly cleared with the Cotton Bowl official's
"It's nice, at least, to know where you stand," Osborne
said. "I think this is the first time since we've had the
tie-in (with the Orange Bowl) that two Big Eight teams are
going to go to major bowls."
But there was little talk of cotton in Dallas among
Nebraskans. Most conversation centered on Oklahomans
in Norman as a launching pad to the beaches of Miami.
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Photo by Mark Billingsley
Nebraska quarterback Jeff Quinn (11) squirms through the Iowa State defense in Saturday's 34-3 win over the
Cyclones. Pursuing Quinn are Marc Butts (99) and Mike Leaders (47) for ISU. Quinn rejuvenated the NU passing
game by completing 1 1 of 17 passes for 163 yards. He also rushed 1 1 times for 28 yards. x
"This is probably the best defensive teain we've taken
to play Oklahoma in several years, since '72 or '71,"
Osborne said. .
1 WITH THE SOONER wishbone in high gear the last
few weeks, it may take the best Husker defense to stop it.
"From what little film I've seen of them, they have
really improved "Osborne said. '
"When I saw them against Iowa, they had a lot of
things to iron out. But they've really improved the last
four or five weeks."
While Oklahoma and Billy Sims (who had 282 yards
Saturday) have been improving, Nebraska has had a pair
of error-filled performances lately. But the Iowa State win
made Osborne happy.
"I was pleased with the way we played on both sides of
the ball. We regained some momentum."
Osborne also said he was pleased with the return of
three Huskers to the offensive spotlight:
-I.M. Hipp, who wasn't expected to play, squirted for
61 yards in 13 carries.
-Junior Miller, who has been strangely silent in the
Nebraska offense lately, latched on to six passes for .83
yards and two touchdowns.
-Jeff Quinn, who hadn't started a game in two
months, engineered scoring drives on all five Husker
possessions the first half to blow the game open .
HIPP, WHO HAS been nagged by a toe injury all sea
son, said he was just happy to play.
"I didn't know I would get in until Coach Corgan
asked me during the game if I was ready to play and I told
him yes," Hipp said.
Hipp replaced Jarvis Redwine, who slightly reinjured
the tendon just above his left ankle, after four first
quarter carries for 25 yards.
Sitting in the whirlpool after the game, Redwine said,
"At the time, I thought I could go back in. But later it
stiffened up, so it was a wise move on Coach Obborne's
part not to put me back in." -
As for Miller, Osborne said there were no special
designs to get him the ball. .
"It's just something that happens," Osborne said.
"You can call all the pass plays you want to Junior, but if
he doesn't get off the line, you can't throw it to him.
Today, he was getting off the ball."
With Hipp and Andra Franklin doing the running and
Miller the receiving, quarterback Quinn directed first
quarter drives of 75 and 79 yards for field goals 'and
second-quarter marches of 55, 28 and 58 yards for touch
downs. "I think Jeff Quinn had a great first half," Osborne
said. "He played about as well as anyone has in a long
time. The second half was just so-so though."
Quinn agreed. "I'd like to play that third quarter over.
I made some mental mistakes and threw that
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Lady Huskers win three games in weekend tournament
By Paul Huscher
Playing without their starting point guard and with a
lineup loaded with freshmen it was hard to say how Ne
braska's women basketball team would do in last week
end's Nebraska Invitational.
But a crowd of more than 100 persons saw second -year
head coach Lorrie Gallagher's Huskers win their third
game and go unbeaten in the two-day round-robin tour
nament by defeating Hastings College 81-43 Saturday
night at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
Nebraska defeated Midland College 84-54 and Weber
State 83-68 in the two previous games at the sports cen
ter. Gallagher said she was pleased with the Husker's per
formance in the three games.
"We played without (freshman) Carla Saveri, our start
ing point guard, who is in the hospital with an infection
and a fever."
"Our freshmen came through magnificently," Gallag
her said. "Especially Donna Unwin and Chris Leigh at
guard and Kathy Hagerstrom and Molly Shanahan at for
ward." ,
"OUR FRESHMAN GUARDS really came through for
us because we were hurting at that position," she said.
In fact, Gallagher reinstated senior Laura Tietjen, who
was helping coach the team, to bolster the guard corps.'
Tietjen started the first two games for Nebraska and
"was a "calming influence on the team," according to
Gallagher. , . ,
Gallagher said she couldn't complain about the tour
nament games.
"It's good conditioning, especially this early in the sea
son," she said. "We needed this to give us a chance for the
team to work together."
Along with the freshmen the upperclassmen contribut
ed to the three-win effort.
All-time Nebraska scoring leader senior Diane DelVigna
led all scorers with 54 total points, including 30 points
against Weber State Saturday morning.
Hitting on 15 of 28 shots from the field, DelVigna tied
the all-time single game scoring record she set last year.
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DELVIGNA SAID she was a little tired after Saturday
night's game, despite sitting on the bench for almost half
the game.
"Lorrie (Gallagher) wanted to get in some of the
people on the bench to give them some experience," she
said. "Any kind of playing time they get helps. It gives
them experience."
She added that "being 3-0 is better than being 0-3. It
gives us a lot of confidence, especially the freshmen."
One of the top performances by a freshman came from
forward Hagerstrom. With 33 total points and 21
rebounds in the tournament, she was third in both
departments for the Lady Huskers.
Her 16 points against Hastings was second to Janet
Smith's game-high 17, and her 10 rebounds in that game
paced the Huskers. She hit 56 percent from the field and
87 percent from the free throw line.
Gallagher said Hagerstrom would be an excellent back
up for the Huskers' leading scorer, DelVigna, this year.
Sophomore center Smith led the team in rebounds
with 28 and was second in scoring with 37 points in the
three games. She also led Nebraska with a 60 percent field
goal average.
Senior forward Carol Garey finished the tournament
with 32 points and was the Husker's no. 2 reboander with
Gymnasts second
in Chicago meet
Nebraska's Jim Hartung won the still rings and
captured second in the all-round as the Huskers
gymnastics team finished second in the Windy City
Invitational in Chicago Saturday.
Iowa State won the team title wiht 273.40 points,
while Nebraska scored 269.6 points. Following those two
were University of Illinois-Chicago Circle with 257.55,
Indiana State 256.75 and Minnesota 254 J05.
Hartung scored a 9.55 on the rings for first place and
totaled 55.1 in the all-around. The Huskers Phil Cahoy
finished third in the all-around with 545 points and Mark
Williams was tenth with a score of 52i.
The Cyclones were bolstered by Ron Galimore, who
won the floor exercise, vaulting and parallel bars to cap
ture the all-around with 55.9 points.
The defending NCAA champion Huskers travel to
Chicago again Oct. 23-24 for the Midwest Open.