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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Sept. 30, 1985)
Monday, September 30, 1985
By Jeff Korbelik
The duck hunting season officially
opened in Memorial Stadium Saturday
when the Nebraska Cornhusker foot
ball team blasted the Oregon Ducks,
The Husker defense shot down the
potent Oregon offense, which averaged
over 400 yards a game. It held the
Ducks to 106 yards total offense and
forced seven turnovers. The Ducks net
ted 73 yards rushing and only 33 yards
passing on seven completions in 28
attempts. Four passes were intercepted.
"Oregon came to play," Nebraska
coach Tom Osborne said. "They were
affected by turnovers and poor field
"We were very fortunate to have won
the toss," he said. "We were able to
take the wind and give them the ball
Field position was a definite advan
tage for the Huskers in the first half. Of
100 snaps, including penalties, 88 were
snapped on the Oregon side of the field.
Also, four of Oregon's seven turnovers
came in the first half.
"Our defense played well,"Osborne
said. "They pressured the passer, forc
ing the turnovers. The pressure had a
lot to do with the turnovers."
Nebraska opened up its scoring with
a 10-play, 48-yard drive in the first
quarter. Fullback Tom Rathman ran
over the offensive line for a one-yard
touchdown with 4:04 remaining.
On the previous play, I-back Doug
DuBose was stopped for no gain and
was injured on the play. DuBose did not
return for the remainder of the game
because of a bruise on the inside of his
"I can't cut too well," DuBose said,
"it's tender where it was hit. I tried to
run it off on the sidelines."
The injury to DuBose forced second
string I-back Paul Miles into the lime
light, and Miles used his opportunity
well. He ran for a career-high 156 yards
on 17 carries and scored two touch
downs, including a 46-yard run in the
"Coach Osborne told me I would be
playing a lot," Miles said. "He told me
to stay by close in case Doug got tired. I
wish he would have been tired instead
of getting hurt."
Miles said he was happy with his
performance and was pleased to be
able to come in and hold up the
offense. He led the Huskers in rushing
as they accumulated 444 of their 689
total yards on the ground and scored all
nine touchdowns rushing.
"After the first series, I felt pretty
good," he said. "I was concentrating
and was able to stay relaxed. I was able
to do what I am capable of doing."
DuBose was also pleased with Miles'
"I always knew he was capable of
doing that," DuBose said. "With Paul, Jon
(Kelley) and Keith (Jones), I have
great confidence that they could do the
Jones scored the Huskers' fifth touch
down of the game in the second quarter
with a 25-yard run.
Joining Miles in the spotlight was
wingback Von Sheppard. Sheppard
scored twice in the third quarter on 8
and 27-yard touchdown runs. He was
also on the receiving end of two McCa
thorn Clayton passes including a 45
yard reception in the second quarter
that set up Nebraska's second touch
down, a Ken Kaelin 3-yard run.
"It was really an improvement, the
passing game," Sheppard said. "The
fans were happy to see that."
Clayton completed five passes on
eight attempts for 108 yards. Travis
Turner completed two passes on three
attempts for 20 yards and scored on a
one-yard touchdown run early in the
Osborne said the Huskers' passing
game was efficient.
"We had the kinds of passes that
should keep people off our backs," he
The Huskers wound up their scoring
with a four-yard touchdown run by
reserve fullback Dan Casterline. The
Huskers were able to get many of their
reserves into the game. Osborne said
nearly 100 players played.
Volleyball team ekes out wins,
takes Power Classic trophy
By Jim Ballard
and Lisa M. Henkel
The Nebraska volleyball team took the cham
pionship trophy in its Power Classic Tournament
over the weekend.
The Cornhuskers defeated Arizona 15-9, 15-5
and 15-6 in the first round of the round-robin
tourney Friday night. The offense was led by
Kathi DeBoer with 15 kills followed by Enid
Schonewise with 13 and Karen Dahlgren with 10.
Saturday, the Huskers played 11th ranked
Brigham Young in what Nebraska coach Terry
Pettit termed a "sluggish game."
"We were never in sync," Pettit said.
Service errors bothered both teams, but
Nebraska won the first set 15-1 1. The second set
was close; both teams frequently tied the score.
BYU took the lead at 13-12, but crucial serves
were missed, and Nebraska came back to win the
set 15-13. Nebraska got behind early the third
"Their passing broke down the last set." Pet-.
Nebraska took the lead finally at 9-8 and even
tually won 15-8.
"Sharon Kramer came off the bench to play
well," Pettit said. "Laura Hurley played good
"Our blocking set up was not good," Pettit
said. Nebraska's defense is centered around its
blocking and Pettit said "it wasn't solid."
The Husker attack was lead by DeBoer with 18
kills. She was followed by Schonewise with 1 1
and Dahlgren with 10.
Sari Virtanen, a 6-0 junior from Finland, led
BYU with 16 kills. Dylann Duncan, a 6-3 fresh
man, was next with 10.
"It;s hard to stop a team as good as Nebraska
when they got as many opportunities to attack as
they did," BYU coach Elaine Michaels said.
"We missed our serves, and we gave it away
there," she said.
With their main setter out, Mariliisa Salmi, a
sophomore from Finland, took over for BYU.
"The communication's not there yet," Michaels
"They (Nebraska) have a real nice team and
they're going to go far this year," Micheals said.
In their third match of the tournament, the
Huskers had no problem getting past the Oregon
Ducks. They won again in three sets, 15-4, 15-3
"They weren't as strong as a team, and I feel
we did a nice job," Pettit said.
In the first game, Nebraska got off to a slow
start, and Oregon jumped out to a quick 13-1
lead. The Huskers then ran off 12 unanswered
points for an easy victory.
In the second and third games, Nebraska
dominated and many of the Huskers saw playing
"We controlled the tempo of the game, and
sometimes you lose that with substitutions.
They, however, came in and continued the
tempo," Pettit said.
Oregon coach Chrise Voelz said her team
"Nebraska has a fine team. They're very well
balanced and I didn't see a weakness in any of
the six positions on the court," Voelz said.
The loss dropped the Ducks record to 4-8 on
The Huskers were led by Schonewise and
Angie Millikin with seven and four kills, respec
tively, while holding Oregon to a zero hitting
"It was a good tournament for us," Pettit said.
"On a whole it was a good team effort."
Nebraska's Dahlgren was named the Most
Valuable Player of the tournament, while team
mates Annie Adamczak and Tisha Delaney were
also members of the all-tournament team. Oth
ers selected were Sara Virtanen of BYU, Melissa
McLinden of Arizona and Oregon's Sue Harbour.
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match with Brigham Young Saturday. Nebraska defeated Brigham Young,
Arizona and Oregon to win the Power Volleyball Classic at the Coliseum.
Minnesota 'beats up ' Sooners
By Chuck Green
The Oklahoma Sooners barely es
caped the Metrodome with a win Sat
urday night when they slipped by the,
Minnesota Gophers, 13-7.
"We made a very interesting game of
it," Oklahoma coach Barry Switzer
said. "We were dominant on defense
tonight, but we make one mistake, and
it's a game."
Minnesota quarterback Rickey Fog
gie led the Golden Gopher offense by
completing eight passes for 121 yards.
He also accounted for Minnesota's only
Defensive ends Darrell Reed and
Kevin Murphy led Oklahoma, as well as
All-America middle guard Tony Casillas.
"I think we can shut anybody down,"
Casillas said. "I was able to get a cou
ple of licks in on Foggie. I knew we
could shut him down."
Oklahoma's first score came on a
21-yard field goal by Tim Lasher. The
kick climaxed a 12-play, 56-yard drive
that took a little more than 5 minutes.
After stopping the Gophers in four
plays, Oklahoma had the ball back on
its 38-yard line, marched 62 yards in
and scored on a one-yard dive by full
back Earl Johnson.
A fumbled punt by Sonny Brown at
Oklahoma's 19-yard line led to Minne
sota's only score, a 12-yard touchdown
pass from Foggie to Kevin Starks with
4:15 left in the game.
"It really wasn't a game until we
fumbled that punt," Switzer said. "They
were never a threat to move the ball
except for some trick passes at the end."
The Gophers had one more chance to
win, getting the ball on its own 30-yard
line with 1:05 left in the game, but
could not advance past the Sooner 32.
An interception in the end zone with no
time left on the clock ended Minneso
ta's upset bid.
"We were beaten by an excellent,
maybe great, football team," Minne
sota coach Lou Holtz said. "Their
defense was the finest I've ever seen.
The Sooners' pursuit and quickness
"We couldn't get anything started
offensively, and give Oklahoma credit
for that. Their safety gave us a lot of
Oklahoma left as a "very beat-up
football team," Switzer said.
"We lost both of our starting tackles,
our center, a running back and a cou
ple of others," he said. "We lost our
whole offensive line. We had to play a
center at tackle. He didn't know the
blocking assignments and could only
base block. Because of the injuries, we
couldn't run our option series."
Spencer Tillman was the leading
rusher for Oklahoma, rushing for 73
.yards on eight carries. Tillman left the
game in the second quarter with a
Despite an unimpressive opening
performance by the Sooners, Switzer
said he was pleased with the outcome.
"A win is a win," he said. "We were
fortunate to get out of here alive. I was
scared, anyway. Holtz will do a good job
here if people stick with him."
Holtz, however, was not as en
thusiastic. "We felt with good field position we
could hang in there and have a chance
to win it in the end," Holte said. "We
kept hanging in there, and we had the
chance to win it, but we just didn't get
"I hate to.lose, and there's not a lot
of happiness in our locker room right
now.. We were in the ball game to win
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