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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 14, 1984)
Friday, September 14, 1934
By Cta Pcsplsil
Dally Nei?ns!i Scalar Ecporter
Minnesota enters Saturday's game with No. 1 Nebraska
somewhat disappointed by the Golden Gophers 31-24
win over Rice last week.
Scott Scovel, a student assistant in the Minnesota
sports information ofOee, said the Golden Gophers
weren't able to defeat Rice by the margin they would
"Most people felt we didn't play as well as we did
last year, when we beat Rice 2 1 1 7," Scovel said.
The Rice game was the first for new Minnesota
coach Lou Holtz, formerly at Arkansas.
"Lou's looked upon very highly by the community
here," Scovel said. "On campus, the students as usual
are apathetic. I don't think theyVe been excited since
the Rose Bowl years (1060 and 1961)."
Holtz has made several changes in the Gophers'
program. Besides hiring a new coaching staff, Holtz
pushed for and received a $4.2 million indoor practice
facility with a weight room that is being constructed.
"He's picked up the pace quite a bit," Scovel said.
That might cause him some problems later in the sea
son if people start expecting too much."
Holtz also has redefined the roles of native Minneso
tans and freshmen on the team. Former coach Joe
Salem often played untested freshmen in games, and
seldom recruited the prep football players in the state.
"Lou has said Minnesota athletes will be the body of
the team," Scovel said. "He may have to go elsewhere
for the arms and legs, but Minnesota will be the body."
Following that philosophy, Holtz signed 11 Minne
sota recruits this spring and encouraged 40 more to
Freshmen now have to work their way up instead of
being treated like one of the players, Scovil said.
They now have to earn the prestige," he said. This
way, it helps build their confidence."
One freshman, quarterback Rickey Foggie, played
nearly half the game against Rice after starter Brett
Sadek was knocked out.
Sadek is expected to start, although both quarter
backs will see action, he said.
Nebraska graduate assistant Mark Mauer scouted
Minnesota and told the Extra Point Club earlier this
week that the Golden Gopher3 "could be a respectable
Holtz has replaced Salem's offense "that was spread
out all over the field," Mauer said, with an I-formation,
If it looks similar to what the Huskers use, Nebraska
coach Tom Osborne said, it is because Holtz and sev
eral Arkansas assistants spent two days in Lincoln
last fall studying Nebraska's offense.
Mauer said Minnesota's offense is "not as complex,
or has as much variety as we do. They gained 484 yards,
which isnt bad, but Rice may not be that good."
The Gophers gave up 24 points to the Owls, about
half the average of 47 points Minnesota allowed last
Rice threw 80 to 85 percent of the time, and Minne
sota's secondary held up to the test, Mauer said.
The linemen in Minnesota's 6-2 defense average 260
pounds with average speed, he said. They dont do
much stunting, which hurt Minnesota in last year's 84
1 3 drubbing by Nebraska.
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Arizona State tops Bottom Ten
By Btve Harvey
Not since 1 979, when Arizona State lost five games in
one day (forfeits handed down by the league), had the
little Devils made such a leap into the Bottom Ten. All
they did Saturday was go out and get clobbered 3-45 by
Oklahoma State, to replace country cousin Arizona at
the top of the heap.
Even the Devils' baseball team scored more against
OSU when the two schools met in the College World
Series this year. Of course, defense was a problem for
ASU in that one, too. rne uevus iosi
; The College
By C&sick Bssisr
Minnesota .st Nebraska (-39 to): Pass. History says,
"Bet Nebraska," if it's put on the board. Personally, I
think Minnesota has a score to settle.
Oklahoma at Pittsburgh (-3): Bet Oklahoma, since it is
the underdog. Pitt is, 1-4 against the spread vs. running
teams the last two years.
Auburn (-2) at Texas: Pass, since Auburn is favored.
Auburn has been the best team against the spread the
last three years, but they are likely to be overated as a
Penn State at Iowa (-6): Bet Penn State as the under
dog. Joe Paterno loves these games; on the road seeking
revenge, the Nittany Lions are 3-1. Iowa just played
arch-rival Iowa State and will have Ohio State next
Miami (-12 12) at Purdue: History strongly favors
betting the Hurricanes. Miami has no history of a han
gover after its loss to Michigan. Purdue just played Notre
Dame and has a bad history.
Wisconsin at Missouri (-9 14): Bet Wisconsin as the
underdog. Missouri 13 5-9 Ejainst the spread as a heme
favorite. Heavy Tif zt losses on offense vs. the tough,
veteran Wisconsin team males this a solid bet.
Last week, Bauer was 4-3, a .571 percentage.
Bauer is the author of the Ccicge Football Bible, which
detail th hktnH.?ai trends of malcr collets fcotoad
teams against the point spreads set by handicappera.
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rtcowhprp Nn 7 Notre Dame f 0-1 1 started waiting for
next year, Boston College maintained its supremacy
over No. 9 Alabama (0-1), and ex-No. 16 Oregon (1-0!)
actually won a game. Of course, the mucky Ducks had to
pick on Cal State-Long Beach, 28-17. Long Beach's team
is so young th at Oregon was able to employ a man-to-boy
defense during the game. , r, rtN
Who would have thought that Vanderbilt (1-0) would
be defeated this late in the season?
SCHOOL ' LAST LOSS NETT LOSS
1) Arizona State (0-1) 3-45, Oklahoma St. San Jose St.
9 Virginia ff)-n 0-55. Clemson VMI
3) Northwestern (0-2) 0-28, Washington Syracuse
4 Pitt fO-1)
5) Stanford (0-1)
6) California (0-1)
7) Notre Dame (0-1)
8) Auburn (0-1) .
9) Alabama (0-1)
31-33. Boston CoL
1 mQan Disffo St fO-2 15-18. UCLA
11) UCLA (1-0); IZ) Fionaa u-i-i;; Kansas oiate
(0-1); 14) Rice (0-1); 15) Oregon State (0-1); 16) Utah
State (0-1); 17) Iowa State (0-1); 18) Indiana (0-1); 19)
idle; 20) Baylor (0-1).
"Like Kelien Winsknv, Auburn has agreed to come out
of retirement. - -
CnUIIIIY GAIIC OF THE UCLA (1-0) vs. Cal
-State-Long Beach (0-1) on the promenade deck of the
EQUT OF TilS USES: Nebraska (1-0) vs. Minnesota"
INJUBY UPDATE: Pittsburgh Coach Foge Fazio, who
disclosed that he threw up after the team's opening
1 4-20 loss to BYU "because I was very disgusted with my
performance," has been pronounced a probable starter
for Saturdays game with Oklahoma."
QUOTE BOOK: Ron McLean, a Cal Statt-Disneyland
tackle, after his school's 21-15 win over Hawaii: "Wont
they ever learn? They say something about Cal State
Disneyland, and we just take them right to the Haunted
In the nation's capital, the hottest topic of conversa
tion is the Window of Vulnerability the Redskins
Winless Washington, outscored 57-109 this year (in
cluding the Super Bowl), seems helpless not only against
strikes launched by opposing quarterbacks, but also
against ground assaults, as it demonstrated in a 31-37
loss to San Francisco.
Forget about the Smurfs and Hogs. These are the
Nerds, No. 1 in the Bottom Ten. Why, they forced 49er
back Wendell Tyler to fumble only twice during the
entire game Monday night.
Whereas "Skins' tickets were once considered status
symbols, politicians are now afraid to be seen at the
games. Of course, as stadium usher Howard Schneilen
berger pointed out, this is an election year.
TEAM LAST LOSS NEXT LOSS
1) Washington (0-2) 31-37, San Fran, N.J. Giants
2) Buffalo (0-2) 7-37, St. Louis Miami
3) Cleveland (0-2) 17-20, LA. Lambs Denver
4) Tampa Bay (0-2) . 13-17, New Orleans Detroit
5) San Diego (1-1) 17-31, Seattle Houston
6) Houston (0-2); 7) Indianapolis (0-1); 8) Minnesota
(0-2); 9) LA Lambs (1-1); 10) Chuck Munice's travel
CnUMllY GAS.SE OF THE WEEK: Houston (0-2) vs.
San Diego (1-1).
AND . . .: farmer Olympic sprinter Ron Brown, now a
Los Angeles Lambs receiver, raced behind defenders to
catch two passes for a total of 11 yards against Cleve
land on Sundav. His times were not announced.
YOU BOOT THINK TEIJ-YISION INFLUENCES
THE NFL?: Three days after a punt by Dallas kicker Jim
Miller nearly struck CBS sportscaster Phyllis George on
. the sidelines during a nationally televised game, Miller
was cut from the team.
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