The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 07, 1988, Page 7, Image 7

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Monday, November 7,1988
Osborne hears ‘boo birds’ at Iowa State
By Jeff A pel
Senior Reporter
AMES, lowa—The Iowa Stale executioner
was preser.; Saturday at Cyclone Stadium-Jack
Trice Field, but Nebraska kept its national
championship hopes alive.
Nebraska I-hack Tyreese Knox said the
Com huskers were concerned entering the
game, which they won 51-16, because Iowa
State wasplaying the role of the spoiler. He said
“spoilers” present special problems because
they employ unexpected schemes in hopes ol
pulling off an upset,
Knox said a loss to Iowa State would have
ended Nebraska’s national championship
hopes. He said the Huskers, who are ranked No.
7 in The Associated Press college football poll,
like where Uiey are sitting with two regular
season games remaining.
“I think we went out today and delivered,’
Knox said. “Iowa State played us pretty tough,
but we played well. Now we have to keep the
intensity level up. If we do that, we’ll be in good
shape to win the Big Eight."
Nebraska coach Tom Osborne said the
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Huskers will have a legitimate chance to win
this year’s conference crown if they continue la
play like they did against Iowa Slate. He said
Nebraska overcame tough field conditions that
included snow and wind gusts of up to 40 mph
en route to raising its record to 9-1 overall and
5-0 in the Big Eight
Osborne said the lone disappointment about
the game was that Nebraska didn’t win the coin
toss. He said the Huskers wanted to win the toss
so they could have the wind at their backs in the
first quarter.
Osborne said the wind and Iowa Stale’s
potent passing game were the reasons he called
two timeouts and then elected to attempt a 30
yard field goal that gave Nebraska a 31 -0 lead
at halftime. The decision was greeted by a
chorus of boos from a portion of the 50,158 fans
“The fans were booing ... I heard that,”
Osborne said. “It’s not a matter of disrespect for
Iowa Slate. You score all the points you can
score until you feel the game is won.”
Iowa Slate coach Jim Walden refused to
criticize Osborne for his decision. He said
Osborne was doing the fans a favor because the
Held goal lei them go home at halftime.
“Tom must not have known I get a percent
age of the concessions here,” Walden joked.
Walden said Iowa State, which fell to 4-5
overall and 2-3 in the Big Eight, was out
matched against Nebraska.
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You score all the
points you can until you
feel the game is won. ’
“Nebraska isa very good team and we aren’t
as good as they are,” he said. “We just could not
play smash-cm out football with this team."
Nebraska quarterback Steve Taylor and
running back Ken Clark said they were pleased
with lire victory because it erased the night
mares of the Huskcrs’ 26-18 victory against
Missouri last weekend in Lincoln. They said
Nebraska felt like it had something to prove
because it was held scoreless in the first half
against the Tigers.
“Last week was an embarrassment,” Clark
said. “I think the offense as a whole had some
things to prove. low a State was a good team to
take it out on, I guess.”
Taylor said Nebraska accomplished every
thing it wanted.
“It was very enjoyable today. We did what
w e wanted to do,” he said. “We had some tilings
we wanted to prove to ourselves. We wanted to
come out and pul some points on the board.”
Taylor pul Nebraska’s first points on the
board when he hooked up w ilh light end Todd
Millikan on a 6-yard touchdown pass. The play
was set up when Husker comerback Charles
Fryai intercepted a pass by Iowa State quarter
back Bret Oberg.
Nebrask a extended its lead to 14-0 with 8:58
remaining in the second quarter when Clark
capped off an eight-play drive with an 18-yard
scoring burst. Taylor then raced 51 yards in two
plays to increase the Huskers’ lead to 21 -0 and
gave Nebraska a 28-0 lead when he scored on
a 23-yard run.
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Clipboard flies
as NU rallies
to beat Texas
By Mike Kluck
Suff Reporter
Alone point Saturday night, the
1,163 fans at the NU Coliseum
thought Nebraska volleyball coach
Terry Peuil might throw his clip
board in disgust.
The Comhuskers had dropped
the opening two games 12-15 and
11-15 against Texas and trailed 2
0 in the third.
But when the two-hour, forty
two minute match ended, Pettit
threw his clipboard in jubilation
after the Huskcrs’ won the final
three sets 15-5,15-13 and 15-9 to
win the match and improve their
overall record to 21-4.
Nebraska is ranked 5th in the
American Vnllevhall Coaches
Association poll, while the 22-5
Longhorns arc No. 6. In the Na
tional Collegiate Athletic Associa
tion poll, Texas is 5th and the
Huskers are 6th.
Pettit said he had reason to be
after the match,
au don’t think this is a big
match?” Pettit asked. “It’s a real
big match and a great effort. It’s
one of the most rewarding matches
I’ve coached because of Texas’
The Huskers were try in r to
avenge Friday night’s rare tmee
fame sweep by the Longhorns,
exas won Friday’s match 15-5,
15-8 and 15-12, handing the Husk
ers a sweep for the 14th time in
Nebraska's 14-year volleyball his
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Nebraska middle blocker Virainia Stahr bumps a shot Saturday night during the Cornhuskers’ 12-15,11-15,15-5,15-5,
15-13,15-9 comeback win against Texas at the NU Coiesium.
Cornhuskers shred Waldorf; set record
By Kyle Schurman
Nick Hodge
Staff Reporters
The 1988 Nebraska junior varsity
football team made inevitable com
parisons between itself and theCom
nusker freshmen teams of 1980 and
1985 after defeating Waldorf (Iowa)
Junior College 42-27 Friday after
noon at Memorial Stadium.
Nebraska finished 5-0, making
them the first unbeaten Husker junior
varsity team since 1985. They also set
a season-rushing record with 1,798
yards, breaking the record held by the
1985 team by 10 yards, and a season
scoring record with 267 points, break
ing the 1980 team’s record by 10
Nebtaska quarterback Mike Grant
just missed breaking the total offense
record of 979 yards, held by 1980
freshman quarterback Turner Gill.
Grant threw for 104 yards and three
touchdowns and rushed for 102 yards
and two scores against Waldorf. He
finished the season with 912 total
With the win, Nebraska gained
revenge over Waldorf, which had
beaten the Huskcrs 42-3S last year,
giving Nebraska its first losing season
in 30 years. Nebraska coacn Shane
Thorcll, in his second year, wasclatcd
with the 5-0 record and the win
against Waldorf.
“Last year was a lough year,”
Thorcll said. “We got the breaks and
1 guess it helps when you have good
athletes. We have more big-threat
guys this year."
Waldorf coach Dave Bolstorff,
whose team slipped to 6-4, said this
year's Nebraska team was more ag
gressive defensively than last year s
squad. Nebraska held the Warriors to
62 total yards in the first-half.
“Their size was a factor,” Dolstor ff
said of Nebraska’s defensive line.
“We ’re not as big as we were last year.
They were able to pressure the of
fense a lot.”
Husker defensive tackle Jamie
Liewer, who made seven unassisted
tackles — three for losses — said
Nebraska was ready for Waldorf’s
wishbone attack.
“We worked really hard the last
two weeks on this game,” Liewer
said. "The coaches really wanted to
win this one — so did the players.”
The defense shut down the Warri
ors in the firstquartcr, holding them to
nine yards. Meanwhile, Nebraska
built a 7-0 lead on Grant’s 14-yard
scoring run.
The Warriors tied the score in the
second quarter on Corey Ray’s 6-yard
Waldorf appeared to be in a posi
tion to take the lead when Nebraska’s
Jerry Kleidosty fumbled the ensuing
kickoff, but the Warriors were called
for offsides on the play and Nebraska
regained possession. The Huskers
then drove 61 yards, scoring on
Grant’s 8-yard runto lake a 14-7 lead.
“It’s the little things that hurt you,”
Bolslorff said. “That offsides on the
kickoff where we got the fumble.
That could’ve made a difference.”
Nebraska’s defense held Waldorf
without a first down during its next
three possessions, and Nebraska
scored after each Waldorf punt while
building a 35-7 halftime lead. Brad
Hays caught a 34-yard pass and Kolin
Haeckcr caught a nine-yard pass from
Grant for a touchdown, and Kleidosty
added a 16-yard run. The Huskers had
334 of their 486 tc tal yards in the first
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Shan# ThorreU