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Monday, November 4, 1985
Husker win brings praise, talk of championship
By Chuck Green
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They certainly talked about Nebras
ka's 41-3 victory against Kansas State.
They probably talked about Nebraska's
win in Manhattan, Kan., being the
Cornhusker's 600th football victory,
becoming only the sixth team In NCAA
But people in Grand Island probably
talked more about lorn Katnman.
Huskers inflated score,
By Jeff Apel
MANHATTAN, Kan. Kansas State
coach Lee Moon accused Nebraska
football coach Tom Osborne of running
up the score in the Cornhuskers' 41-3
victory against the Wildcats on Satur
day. Moon, who took over as Kansas State
coach when Jim Dickey was fired two
games into the 1985 season, said he
didn't mind any of the Cornhuskers'
first four touchdowns or either of the
two field goals kicked by Nebraska's
But he was upset with Nebraska's
final touchdown of the game, which
came with no time remaining on the
"I'll remember it (the final score),"
Moon said. "After the game, I didn't go
look for Coach Osborne because I
didn't want to talk about it."
The touchdown was set up when
Women take cross country title
By Richard Cooper
COLUMBIA, Mo. Nebraska wo
men's cross country coach Jay Dirksen
finally got the Big Eight title he wanted
when the UNL team edged out Iowa
State for the Big Eight Cross Country
Not only is it the first time in
Nebraska cross country history that the
team has won the Big Eight title but
also the first time they finished in the
The Cornhuskers placed fourwomen
in the top 15, and their fifth runner
Sammy Resh, a freshman from Shelton,
finished 23rd for the fifth-ranked
"This is just fantastic, the girls
worked so hard for this honor and they
earned every bit of it," Dirksen said.
The race ran slow because rain dur
ing the week made the hilly course
slippery, Dirksen said.
Christine McMiken from Oklahoma
State, who had set the course record on
Sept. 21 with a 15:35, won with 17:04,
finishing 28 seconds ahead of Jacque
Struckoff from Kansas State.
Before the meet Dirksen said he
knew it would be a dogfight with Iowa
State and Kansas State. Once the race
started runners from all three teams
jockeyed for position because of narrow
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freshman quarterback Steve Taylor
scampered 32 yards down the Nebraska
sideline to the Kansas State 1-yard
Fourth-string I-back Jon Kelley then
just as the buzzer sounded.
Back-up place kicker Dan Wingard
aaaea ine extra point lor the final
"It was like they (Nebraska) we're
trying to rub it in," Wildcat defensive
tackle Jeffery Hurd said. "The game's
final outcome had already been de
cided, but I guess they (Nebraska)
wanted to score one more time."
Quarterback John Welch defended
the Huskers' final score.
"They (Nebraska) were on the goal
line, so their offense expected to
score," he said. "They had the ball at
our goal line, so they kind of deserved
Welch, who completed 15 of 34
passes for 128 yards in the game,
spots on the course.
The Huskers won with 61 points.
Iowa State scored 66 points and Kansas
State finished third with 84 points.
Dirksen said this was the best race
the Huskers had run as a team because
they knew there was pressure and they
handled it well. He said the meet was
the most competitive he had seen in
three years at Nebraska.
The Huskers had three All-Big Eight
performers as top-10 finishers. Jill Noel
finished fifth with a time of 17:41. Mary
Amen finished ninth with a 17:51:6 and
Husker team captain Laura Wight fin
ished 10th with a 17:55.
Dirksen said the race was very close
and that the title wasn't decided until
the last 1,000 meters.
He said the key was that the Huskers
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through a ho,e in the line and outran
Kansa State defenders 37 yards for the
score. An extra point by Dale Klein
made the score 7 0 with 8:06 remaining
in the first quarter.
Following a 44-yard field goal in the
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Per, Nebraska drove 75 yards in 11
plays. The drive was canned with a
21-yard touchdown run by I-back Paul
blamed poor field position for Kansas
State's offensive problems.
"We moved the ball against the No. 5
team in tha nation avtramalu wall "
Welch said. "We were getting two or
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ball, but we were starting out with such
bad position that we couldn't get any-
Kansas State picked up its only
score of the game late in the first quar
ter when kicker Mark Porter kicked a
44-yard field goal to bring the Wildcats
to within four points, 7-3.
Moon said Kansas State played bet
ter defensively than it had all season,
even though the Wildcats gave up 450
total yards of offense.
"I thought we fought from start to
finish defensively. I'm just disappoint-
ed in the finish," he said. "I told all of
the kids that they should come out of
this game with their heads up because
they gave a great effort against a great
ran close to each other.
Each Nebraska runner was about 10
seconds apart. Nebraska had the fifth,
ninth, 10th, 14th and 23rd spots while
Iowa State had the seventh, eighth,
11th, 19th and 21st spots.
Noel said the team ran a tougher
race then Iowa State. She said she is
excited that they won the conference
championship but now they have to
worry about their next obstacle, the
pegjon five meet on Nov. 16 at Still
water, Okla. That meet decides what
two teams will go to the NCAA Cross
"We ran a good race today and Iowa
State didn't. In two weeks at the
regions it could be a different story,"
Noel said. "They are in the same situa
tion as we were before this meet."
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Miles early in the second quarter.
Katnman scored once more on a
yard run late in the second quarter,
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Miles added another touchdown in
the fourth quarter, and Klein kicked a
39-yard field goal in the second quarter
and a 50-yard field goal in the third
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Sukup (1979). The kick also was Klein's
Meanwhile, the Husker defense held
the Wildcats to 186 yards total offense,
including 58 yards running.
"The main goal for the defense was
to stop their run," Husker linebacker
Mike Knox said. "We did that. We
wa,nted a shu!out. but limitin8 them to
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Mike Carl, Brian Davis and Knox all
intercepted against Kansas State quar
terback John Welch. Knox's intercep
tion came with 3:10 left in the second
"It was kind of a fluke," Knox said.
"It bounced up into the air and I just
kind of dove for it."
The Husker fans, who accounted for
at least half of the 41,200 people in the
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stadium, were treated to a rare perfor
mance by two Nebraska freshman.
Defensive end Broderick Thomas led
Husker tacklers with nine stops, all of
which were unassisted
Steve Taylor, a freshman quarter
back, led Nebraska to Its final touch
down. With less than 30 seconds re
maining, Taylor kept on an option and
weaved 32 yards through the Kansas
State defense to the KSU one-yard line.
On the next play, I-back Jon Kelley ran
the final yard with no time remaining
in the game.
"It was like throwing salt and pep
per in an open wound," Kansas State
defensive end Jeff Hurd said of the
play. "In my opinion, he (Osborne) just
wanted to run up the score."
Following top-ranked Iowa's loss to
Ohio State, the inevitable talk of na
tional championship has begun. Ne
braska should advance in the Asso
ciated Press and United Press Inter
national ratings, where, heading into
Saturday's game, the Huskers were
rated third and fifth, respectively.
"We'll take whatever comes," Os
borne said. "I hope we might move up a
notch or two."
Rathman was more optimistic.
"The offense is improving," he said.
"When we don't stop ourselves, we can
do a lot."
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