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Friday, September 26, 1986
Oregon coach Brooks admits Ducks are lame;
predicts Huskers won't get their feathers ruffled
; 111 '
By Rob White
Courtesy of Oregon Sports Information
Senior running back Kevin WiMhite will lad th Oregon rush
ing offense Saturday against Nebraska.
After being shelled by Nebraska 63-0
last year, Oregon coach Rich Brooks
hopes for an improved effort this time
"We were just awful," Brooks said of
last year's game during a teleconfer
ence interview Wednesday. "Nebraska
had a lot to do with it, but not
The Ducks are led by senior quarter
back Chris Miller, an All-America can
didate who could break many of Dan
Fouts' school passing records. Beyond
that, both starting wide receivers and
starting tailback Tony Cherry have
departed for the NFL.
Despite this, the Ducks have been
able to get off to a 24 start with victo
ries over San Jose State and Colorado
preceding last week's loss to Arizona.
Brooks said he hopes that Oregon
will be able to avoid the turnovers in
Nebraska territory that led to 42 first
half points by the Cornhuskers last fall.
"We'll have to play more disciplined
and aggressive than a year ago and not
give them the ball at the short end of
the field," Brooks said. "We have to
make them drive 70 or 80 yards to
Miller hit on six of 20 passing
attempts in last year's game, and Brooks
said that protecting Miller will be a big
"We'll try some different protection
schemes, keeping one or two backs in
the backfield," Brooks said, "but that
hurts your pass patterns and allows for
better coverage downfield."
The Husker defensive line, led by
nose guard Danny Noonan, also will
make things tough on the ground.
"It's going to be difficult to move the
football successfully (against Nebras
ka)," Brooks said.
Nebraska quarterback McCathorn
Clayton completed five of eight passes
for 108 yards in last year's game, but is
now the Huskers' third-string quar
terback. "I thought he was a great quarter
back and he's third-string now," Brooks
said. "That shows you what I know."
Steve Taylor, Nebraska's starting
quarterback, poses a threat to the
Ducks, Brooks said.
"Based on what (Colorado quarter
back Mark) Hatcher did to us, they've
got to be licking their lips back there,"
Hatcher, an option quarterback, ran
for 173 yards in 17 carries in Oregon's
comeback victory over the Buffaloes.
Playing on the road is another prob
lem that Oregon will face, but Brooks
said he wasn't sure whether it will be a
"It's hostile atmosphere, but I don't .
think it's any different than LSU or
Washington or Arizona State," Brooks
said. "But with the way we played last
year, maybe we were in awe a little bit."
Brooks said that this year's Ducks
are more balanced, but with the loss of
Cherry and others, the.big play is miss
ing from their offense.
"We're more balanced this year," he
said, "but we're not as good with our
running game and we're a little better
defensively. The one big ingredient we're
without is the big play is missing, but
now we're more patient on offense than
we were a year ago."
Nebraska has been established as a
37-point favorite in most places, but
Brooks disagrees with that assessment.
"That's not very accurate," he said.
"I think it was 63 last year, wasn't it?"
"We'll have to play a perfect game
and play to out ability to win," Brooks
Volleyball team looks to continue streak
By Rich Cooper
Nebraska's volleyball team will try
to extend its six-game winning streak
to nine when it is host to the Husker
Volleyball Classic this weekend at the
The Cornhuskers this week moved
up in the national ranking. In the Col
legiate Volleyball Coaches Association
the Huskers are ranked No. 7, while in
the NCAA rankings they are are No. 8.
Last weekend Nebraska traveled to
Chicago for the Mid-America Volleyball
Classic and defeated Big Ten power
houses Illinois and Purdue. The Huskers
defeated the Fighting Illini in four sets,
15-10, 15-7, 12-15, 15-3, and the Boiler
makers in three sets, 15-4, 15-6, 15-4.
Coach Terry Pettit said the matches
against Illinois were very tough. Every
point was hard-fought and the match
was probably one of the toughest
matches the Huskers had all season, he
Kathi DeBoer led the Huskers with
31 kills, and Karen Dahlgren followed
with 27. Four Huskers were named to
the All-Tournament team; Dahlgren
was named the most valuable players of
the tournament. Also selected on the
All-Tournament team were Tisha Dela
ney, DeBoer and Enid Schonewise.
Pettit said his team played well
because they were well prepared and
He said if the Huskers are to do well
this weekend they are going to have to
play with consistency. Two of the three
teams Nebraska will play this weekend
are ranked in the top 20 in both polls.
Arizona State is ranked No. 9 in the
CVCA poll and No. 6 in the NCAA poll,
one spot ahead of the Huskers. Wyom
ing, which gave the Huskers a tough
match last year, is ranked No. 17. The
Cowgirls last year lost to the Huskers in
five sets. Katie Donahue leads the team
with a hitting percentage of .330 and
3.62 kills per game.
Arizona State is currently 4-1 head
ing into this weekend's competition,
their only loss being to No. 6 ranked
UCLA last weekend. The Sun Devils are
probably the most balanced team Ne
braska has faced this season, Pettit
Because of that, Pettit said, Arizona
State will be very hard to break down
because they don't have a weak spot on
"If we serve and pass well like we
did last week, then we will be very
difficult to stop," Pettit said.
The other team the Huskers will face
is U.S. International, which is currently
7-7. The Gulls are hurt by injuries, Pet
tit said, but they had an impressive
victory over Western Michigan who has
a very strong team, he said.
The Huskers will face Wyoming Fri
day at 7:15 p.m. On Saturday they will
play two games. The first one will be at
10:45 against U.S. International, and
the second at 5 p.m. against Arizona
State. Fans can get into the ASU game
for $1 if they present their ticket stub
from the Nebraska-Oregon football game.
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SmreMderiinig Msfla tote bottom from Bmckeyes
By Steve Harvey
Some teams win ugly. Notre Dame loses
pretty, having dropped two games by a total of
six points. Just the Irish luck that the complex
Bottom Ten computer does not take point totals
or quality of opponents into consideration.
So Notre Dame moves into the No. 1 spot,
replacing No. 6 Ohio State ( 1-2), which needed a
late field goal to avoid becoming the first Buck
eye team in 97 years to be winless after three
games. No sense of history.
Another former leader, UCLA (1-1), passed
one hurdle on its grueling schedule by routing
San Diego State 45-15, and dampening specula
tion that the Bruin athletic department has been
ignoring the football team while turning the
women's volleyball team (7-0 and ranked No. 8 in
the nation) into a dynasty.
Elsewhere, in a game dubbed the Brain Bowl
between two academically oriented universities,
Case Western defeated Carnegie-Mellon 21-14.
Carnegie was hampered by several mental errors.
Schoo. Record Last Week Next Loss
Notre Dame (0-2) 15-20, Mich. St. mraue .
17-26, Vir. Tech. Kutgers
7- 21, Alabama Miss. St.
10-13, Ohio St. Arizona
12- 21, Miami (Oh.)hiding
def. Colorado 13-lOUtah
13- 16, Kansas idle
21-52, Washington Temple
8- 39, Cornell Northwest,
def. Missouri 27-25Tx. A&M
11. Boston College (1-2); lz. Pentagon (Army,
Navy, Air Force, L.A. Raiders special teams) (4
6); 13. Vanderbilt (0-3); 14. San Jose State (1-2);
15. Purdue (1-1); 16. (tie) Cal State-Disneyland
(1-3) and Cal State-Queen Mary (1-1); 18. Okla
homa State (1-2); 19. Mississippi (1-1-1); 20.
ROUTE OF THE WEEK: Utah (0-1) over
Ohio State (1-2).
CRUMMY GAME OF THE WEEK: Cal
State-Queen Mary (1-1) at UCLA (1-1).
10. Texas (1-1)
Ohio State (1-2)
Utah State (0-3)
BUT YOU'LL ALWAYS BE NO. 2, DAD:
Michigan quarterback Jim Harbaugh, on Coach
Bo Schembechlen "He is the best coach in Amer
ica." Harbaugh's father, Jack, coaches Western
QUOTE BOOK: Ask about Purdue's pre
conference schedule at a media briefing, Coach
Leon Burtnett said: "I like to play weak teams
that I know I can beat. I think it's just a war to
get through the Big Ten." Purdue was then
stomped by non-conference rival Pitt, 41-26.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: "Dear Mr.
Harvey: Could you change the word 'crummy1 to a
word that is not the same or similar to a last
name, perhaps 'lousy,' 'junk' or 'wimp'?" writes
Honolulu resident Peter Crum.
Just 23 short of the NFL record for consecutive
defeats (26), the Lost Raiders' next challenge is
to lose to No. 7 San Diego.
Well, there's one other challenge, too. This
week three Raiders players began taping a cable
show, "The NFL Football Video Trivia Game."
The first question should be: When was the last
time the Lost Raiders scored a touchdown? (For
those of you too young to remember, it was Sept.
7, 1986, against Denver.)
The Raiders are off to their worst start since
1964 when their coach was someone named Al
Davis. The rap record they recorded this year
("Silver and Black Attack") may become to the
NFL what Dodger general manager Al Campanis
video, "The Dodger Way to Play Baseball," is to
the major leagues.
No. 2 Philadelphia (0-3), meanwhile, may
inspire a revival of "The Gong Show." It's unfair
to say, however, that the "46" defense of Coach
Buddy (What Have I Gotten Myself Into?) Ryan
pertains to the number of points the Beagles
allow per game. Actually, they only cough up an
average of 28.
Lost Raiders (0-3)
LAST WEEK NXT.LS.
9-14, N J. Giants San Diego
7-33, Denver LA Rams
7-31, Minnehaha Houston
7-24, LA. Rams N J. Jets
Miami (Ohio) (1-2) 45-51, NJ. Jets San Fran.
6. Green Bay (0-3); 7. San Diego (1-2); 8. St. Louis
(0-3); 9. Cleveland (1-2); 10. L.A. Dodgers (who
Other bays receiving votes: Tampa (1-2).
CRUMMY GAME OF THE WEEK: San
Diego (1-2) at Raiders (0-3).
QUOTE BOOK: CBS broadcaster Hank
Stram on Dolts' QB Jack Trudeau: "He's decep
tive . . . he's a little slower than you think he is."
1986 Universal Press Syndicate
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