The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 11, 1985, Page Page 8, Image 8
Page 8 Daily Nebraskan Monday, November 11, 1985 .. Li... If X Ii. Hill I l HUMP II "-" 7 T 7 - J s w v (A) Clockwise from top: Dennis Gibson (57) stops Von Shep Photos by pard on a reverse attempt; Wary Mensl and her daughter Mark Datris and Robin of Virginia, Neb., huddle for warmth In the stands; Dan Dulaney Nei' Smith roughs-up Alex Espinoza after a pass attempt; Doug DuOose is pursued by Lester Williams. J it 4 if ," ' ---'1 . ' :- t 7 jr 1 I , Cyclones suffocate Dropped passes frustrate ISU coach, quarterback By Chuck Green Staff Reporter I'm sure they did a good job. We just screwed up." Iowa State coach Jim Criner found little to be Cyclones were called for holding four pleased about in the Cyclones' 49-0 loss to times in the game, but the Huskers declined two Nebraska Saturday. of the penalties. "It was a very poorly played game on our part' f , . . d h imDressed with Nebraska's Criner said, "We didn't give ourselves a chance. n c0 The Cyclones were held to only 187 yards total Nebraska did m excellent job on the option offense, 85 of which came through the air. The d ., h? sad Their quarterbacks ade Iowa State passing game was hindered, however, h tradition of by receivers dropping passes. Nebraska tailbacks was evident today. Defen- "Alex (quarterback Espirmza) did a good job sively Nebraska was an outstanding football of getting the ball to the right people," Criner team, said, "but wjj just couldn't open the other end of it. They didn't hold onto the ball very well. We'll Nebraska rolled up 573 ycxd3 cf total cfTense, just have to go recruit some people who can. including 533 yards Tushm:; in Espincsa echoed his coach's thoughts. Crir cr to predict the outcome cf the Nebraska Oklahoma game, but he did note the "Every time a receiver doesn't catch the ball" similarities between the two teams, having he said, "I have a tendency to get frustrated. I played both of them. was pretty frustrated through the whole game. Espinoza completed only nine cf 25 passes Saturday, and threw one interception. The cold weather there was a 12 degree wind-chill factor at game time had little to do with Iowa State's problems, Criner said. "It was cold on both sides' he said. "The cold wasn't the reason for those fumbles. You can't use it as an excuse." Iowa State also had penalty problems. The Cyclones were penalized seven times for 54 yards. Criner was particularly upset with Iowa State's holding penalties. "Their option games r .? similar," Criner said, "bat I think Nebraska has better misdirection phj-s. Oklahoma has an extra threat on options, though, with their quarterback." Espinoza felt Oklahoma's defense is faster, "but Nebraska's defense has more power overall." "Their line gets so much penetration," he said, "It should be a hell of a game." Oklahoma defeated Iowa State 591 4 earlier this season. Espinoza said the Iowa State team's attitude is "frustration." Criner agreed with his quarterback. "That's the most ridiculous thing in the "I'm really down right now," he said. "Not world," he said. "The amount of time we spend because we got beat by Nebraska, but because working on that (in practice) and then to have we looked so bad doing it. It's enough to drive that kind of crap. I'm not blaming the officials you crazy."