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Monday, August 27,1934
By Stn Posplsil early. That shouldn't take time
Dal! Nebrisitn SulTWrlter he Said.
Jerry Mlinar, a fourth-string
For a while Saturday, Nebras- quarterback, scored the scrim
ka's scoring explosion merely was mage's first touchdown a cr.e
an offensive self-destruction. yard plunge when the No. 3
The Husker offense crossed units squared away,
mid-field once during the first 1 3 Mlinar didn't wait long to work
possessions of Nebraska's first more magic. He caught the de-full-
scale scrimmage of fall prac- fense and other observers off
tice. That possession ended when guard when he completed a 65
defensive end Scott Tucker reco- yard pass to split end Rod Smith
vered a fumble by I-back Doug for a touchdown on the next
DuBose in the end zone. play. Smith eluded a defender in
If offensive ineptitude wasnt tne middle of the Husker's new
enough to worry Nebraska coach turf field and caught the bail at
Tom Osborne, Nebraska's No. 2 thedefenses 25-yard line,
ranking in the wire services' pre- The fast-team offense scored
season polls was. cn its eighth possession. Quar-
Tnat seems awfully high for us terback Craig Sundberg complet
to be ranked," Osborne said. "I e,d three of his passes during
thought we would be ranked in the drive including a nine-yard
the top ten, but that really sur- touchdown to Jason Gamble. Sur
prises me. DerS finished the scrimmage with
"Having sustained the losses seven completions in 11 attempts
we have, I hope they are right fof56 yards.
Last year they were right ... at Thar touchdown was scored
least we were up there for a long on the Blackshirt defenders, one
time. Bug weVe got a lot more ofthe few mistakes the No. 1. unit
things to iron out this year, espe- made all day.
cially our offense," he said. Cornerback Dennis Watkins
The scorecard for those 13 pos- made quarterbacking miserable
sessions: for sophomore McCathorn Cby
51 plays, 107 yards, five first ton, recovering a fumble on the
downs, two fumbles, one inter- Biaclcshirts' first play, then inter
ception, cepting Clayton on its second ser
ies Nebraska's first-string offense Don Douglas took over at quar
managed one first down and 32 terback, and his two series result
yards in its first four cracks at the ed ta a net loss of 10 yards
nse' . , . . Osborne said he was pleased
"We were getting knocked off u cV. t
hit a 38-yard field go,!,
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got flat-whipped a couple cf times D?Je Klein added a 33-yard!
UQOC j don.t if our ofTense is bad
The defense was aggressive, or our defense is good," Osborne
and the offense was trying to said. "We've had some years when
finesse instead of knocking down, the offense had trouble moving
It takes time to wor k out the on the defense, and yet ended up
offense, but I was disappointed with a good offense. It just took a
with their lack of aggressiveness while to smooth the offense out"
Pavld Crta'mt rOsiiy Ncbrcsksn
NcbrEska sslety Bret Clark tdiss a break frcn the Husker's fell scriisisa Citrdiy at
: T OS aT, tstt
Lsist year, the BcttQsa Ten predicted Eice would win
the nationil fact-ball title. The national title, that is,
fsr the worst teaia in f&ctb&li.
Now L"a its 16th season, Steve Harvey's Batten Ten
makes fccth&il both profesilonsl and coEegiate
fn. Throughout the football sssscp., the Dsily Nebsj
kn will rvn Hsrvey's weekly pom&dlngi of losers end
The tuba player did it. The crazed musician who threw
the last-minute block that enabled Cal to score a touch
down to defeat Stanford in that historic season finale of
1832 destroyed the Cardinal football program.
Last year, Stanford, still shaken, sank to 1-10 status,
nabbing the Bottom Ten crow by losing to such low
lifes as Oregon State (2-8-1) and USC (4-6-1).
Remember the bitter quote of graduating Stanford
Quarterback John Etway sfter the Cslband fiasco:
"They (the referees) ruined my last college footbdl
gsme." Well, now it's Jack Ehvay's turn to suffer.
John's father is the new coach, replacing Paul Wfein,
who never could get his players' attention because they
were always staring at hfa crewcut Look for a Stanford
repeat this year, although the loser of the liinnesota
(l-lO)-Rice (1-10) optner Sept 8 vnlLLsriSlot cf back
ward momentum, too. -
that the dispute over their status could be settled by
permanently locating them in Athens), and Tampa Bay
Coach John McKay is threatening to desert the Bucs if
they dont win a division title (or at least finish fourth).
Welcome to the NFL, when on any given Sunday any
. team has the potential to slink out of its hometown and
start a new franchise elsewhere.
Tampa Bay (2-14), which reacted to McKay's threat
by getting beaten up 0-48 by Seattle in its exhibition
opener, is the odds-off favorite to capture its second
straight Bottom Ten title. The Dolts (7-9) are a threat,
though they proved they can move on the ground with
sion policy (0-1); 14) TCU (1-8-2); 15) tie between their exciting 691 -mile, middle-of-the-night drive from
uregon state (z-s-i; ana uregon(4-t-l)'; 17) Pentagon Baltimore to Indianapolis earlier this year.
(Army, Navy, Air Force, Virginia Military Institute) 16-
28; 18) Houston (4-7); 19) Oklahoma (8-4); 20) Missis- By the way, did you all enjoy the two-week layoff
sippi State (3-8). between the USFL title game and the Bucs-Seah&wks
Others net receiving votes: Cal State-Disneyland (7-4). NFL exhibition opener? Why couldnt the USFL have
The two schools have been ordered to play off last staged a pro bowl on one of the idle weekends?
year's season-ending 0-0 tie until someone scores. . N
School, 1S33 Ecord
1) Stanford (1-10)
2) Minnesota (1-10)
5) USC (4-6-1)
6) Yale (1-9)
7) Georgia Tech (3-8)
8) Northwestern (2-9)
9) Duke (3-8)
10) San Diego St. (2-9-1)
Worst 3 latit
0-35 New Mexico
7-38 Air Force
Opeadrng '84 Loss
. Utah State
11) Columbia (1-7-2); 12) LSU (4-7); 13) NCAA televi-
OPENING EOUT (Sept. 1): Air Force (9-2) vs. San
Diego State (2-9-1).
Bisst question of the esry season: If the Beach Boys,
whoVe been signed to perform following Temple's Sept
22 n-:e tslnst F:tt, jr by poorly, will they the two
football teaxss for nxlaing the fi-sld beforehand?
OFEMIIIG C2UIIIIY GA1IE OF THE VTZZZ (Sept .
1); Texas of El Intercepted Paso (2-10) vs. Texas A & 11
FECIAL CITATION: A story on Michigan State ind
coach George Perles in The sporting News Football
Yearbook is headlined: "Spartans Are G&ining, By
George." The magazine then picks them to finish sixth in
the Big Ten. ,, , :; : - -.
"QUOTE EOQH: Cal State-Hsyward publicist Dennis
Lavery, cn why the school is considering chsrlsig its
nicknaxae from the Pioneers to the Vanipires: V7e tried
to think up something native to Hayward, but all we
could think cf was Zucchkiis.'.-
The Dolts have sneaked into Indianapolis! the EMers
are still in Los Angeles (writer Frank Dfcrd suggests
1) Tampa Bay (2-14)
2) Houston (2-14)
3) IndlaBspclia (0-0)
4) BalUmore (7-9)
6) San Diego (6-10)
17rst 3 Lcsa
102 E aiders
Cpealnj tA Less
6) N. J. Giants (3-12-1); 7) Philadelphia (5-11); 8) tie
between 'Washington (USFL) (3-15) and Pittsburgh
(USFL) (3-15); 10) Chicago (either NFL or USFL).
csuiniY gaihs of the y?z
vs. Chicago (8-8).
QUOTE EQOII: ABCs Howard Cosell to New Orleans
conch Bum Phillips: "Coach, did you ever consider thrt
perhaps you'd gone into the wrong profession?"
Flumps: -No, Howard, It would be too big a cdnd-
dsnce for both of us to have mads the same mistd:." '
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