The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 07, 1988, Page 10, Image 9

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    Bears win without Ditka
Cyclones’ wind doesn i diow awaj
as Cornhilskers defeat I°wa State
_ . .. expired m the first half.
L-HICAUU t Ar) - MIKe UltKa
and his beloved Chicago Bears
came through their first separation
in six years with flying colors.
The time away from the team,
ironically, also provided Diana
Ditka with the first opportunity in
recent memory to spend an entire
football Sunday with her gum
chomping husband.
“He did great,” she said after
leaving his bedside at Lake Forest
Hospital, where the 49-year-old
Ditka is recovering from a mild
heart attack suffered Wednesday.
“He didn’t do anything differ
ent than if he were watching an
other (team’s) game.... If we were
watching a game after our game
were over with, he would always
yell, Catch the ball.’ He just gets
excited a tew umes wnen some
body makes a mistake.”
No kidding.
“But he really did fantastic,”
she added, “even though he
chewed his gum a little harder, I
The Bears took most of the sus
pense - not to mention stress - out of
the contest by pounding Tampa
Bay early and often en route to a
28- 10 victory. In other early games
Sunday, Cincinnati defeated Pitts
burgh 42-7, Philadelphia beat the
Los Angeles Rams 30-24, New
England beat Miami 21-10, the
New York Giants nipped Dallas
29- 21, Minnesota defeated Detroit
44-17 and Atlanta blanked Green
Bay 20-0.
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By Nick Hodge
Staff Reporter
Nebraska may have played its best
game of the season Saturday when the
Comhuskers defeated Iowa State 51
16 in Ames, Iowa, Coach Tom
Osborne said Sunday.
Osborne said Nebraska’s perform
ance was remarkable considering the
severe weather conditions at Cyclone
Stadium-Jack Trice Field. Wind gusts
of 40 mph, 35-dcgrce temperatures
and snow greeted the teams.
“Overall, we played as good as we
have all year,” Osborne said. “Under
the circumstances, I’m very pleased
with our performance.”
Osborne said Husker quarterback
Steve Taylor “had a great day.”
Taylor’s ability to run and throw well
helped him against Iowa Slate,
Osborne said.
Taylor, a 6-foot, 205-pound senior
from Fresno, Calif., ran for a season
high 154 yards on 12 carries to pace
the Huskcrs’ 566-yard rushing on
slaught. He also scored three touch
downs on runs of28,23 and 11 yards.
Taylor added a 6-yard touchdown
pass to tight end Todd Millikan.
Taylor connected on 5 of 9 passes for
71 yards.
The strong winds made Saturday
difficult for either team to pass,
wsoumc »<uu. ,,
“II was not a good day to throw,
he said. “The wind was a tremendous
Osborne said the Husker offensive
line did a good job blocking against
the Cyclones’ defensive scheme.
“(The offensive line) played pretty
well,” he said. “It’s no secret that we
didn’t play as well as we would have
liked against Missouri.”
Nebraska defeated Missouri 26-1 8
last week in Lincoln.
Osborne said Nebraska’s defense
also played an excellent game against
the Cyclones.
“I think our defense played very
well until the last part of the game,” he
said. “We substituted pretty freely.”
Nebraska’s defense held the Cy
clone offense to 251 total yards —
148 rushing and 103 passing. Iowa
State could only muster 49 yards, all
rushing, in the first half as the Huskers
amassed a 31-0 lead.
Nebraska’s kicking specialists
performed well in the adverse
weather conditions, Osborne said.
Husker senior John Kroeker
punted three times for a 43.3 yard
average, including a wind-aided 60
yarder. Sophomore place kicker
Gregg Barrios made Nebraska’s only
field goal — a 30-yarder — as time
Barrios’ field goal drew a chorus
of boos from Cyclone fans. The boos
marked the second-straight week the
Huskers received voiced displeasure
from the crowd following the conclu
sion of the first half.
Osborne said he wasn’t trying to
run up the score by kicking the field
goal. He said because the wind was
such a factor, he wanted to score as
many points as possible when the
wind was in the Huskers’ favor.
“I thought we were really fairly
good to Iowa State,” he said. “We
substituted freely the whole game. I
don’t think there’s any doubt that we
could have scored 60 or so points if we
left our starters in.”
Osborne said he’s expecting a very
difficult game Saturday when Colo
rado faces the Huskers in Lincoln.
“I think they’re a real good foot
ball team,” he said. “It will be a tough
Colorado, 7-2, beat Missouri 45-8
Saturday in Columbia, Mo.
Osborne said the Buffaloes don’t
run a true wishbone offense anymore.
He said Colorado has switched to an
offense that is very similar to
“Anyway you slice it, Colorado’s
got to be real good,” Osborne said.
Jackson stymied
Huskers gain revenge on Waldorf
WALDORF from Page 7
By halftime, Nebraska I-back
Scott Baldwin was closing in on
Walter Wallace’s 1978 freshman
rushing record of 561 yards, but Bald
win suffered a strained knee ligament
late in the first half and did not play in
the second half. He finished with 18
carries for 105 yards, giving him 498
rushing yards on the year.
Nebraska padded its lead in the
third period with a 32-yard touch
down pass from Grant to Jon Bostick,
making the score 42-7. Waldorf
scored three touchdowns in the final
6:27 of the game to account for the
final 15-point margin.
The Huskers’ pressure defense
helped stymie Waldorf sophomore
quarterback Pat Jackson, who engi
neered the Warriors’ win over Ne
braska last year when he rushed for
149 yards and threw for 55, account
ing for all six Waldorf touchdowns.
This year, Jackson threw for 174
yards and one touchdown and rushed
for 108 yards and another touchdown.
But Nebraska held him to 23 yards
rushing and 11 passing in the first
Thorell said the Huskers concen
trated more on slopping Jackson this
“He really embarrassed us last
year,”Thorell said. “He made us look
silly try ing to tackle him. So we really
emphasized to our guys how impor
tarn it was to wrap mm up.
Bolstorff said the offensive line
did not block as well as it should have
for Jackson this year.
“He just doesn’t have any offen
sive line in front of him this year,”
Bolstorff said of Jackson.
“Nebraska ’ s got a good footba! 1 team,
loo. Everybody knows about him and
knows what we’re going to do.”
Thorell said he saw improvement
from his team.
“I thought our team played as good
as a team as they had all year,” he said.
“Mentally, we didn’t have as many
mistakes on offense and the intensity
on defense was really good. We were
tackling good. The guys just gave a
good overall effort.
Pettit credits kids, self-confidence
after seeing Huskers rally past Texas
PETTIT from Page 7
tory. The loss also ended Nebraska’s
31-match home victory string.
Pettit said the scores from Friday’s
and Saturday’s games indicated Ne
braska improved throughout the
* weekend.
“I just think we kept getting better
with every game,” Pcuit said. "1 think
Texas came in and played at a higher
level than we did (Friday) night. We
just kept getting belter and better and
“We were making adjustments.
We were figuring out what we had to
, do to win. We were just more aggres
I sive in everything we did.”
Pettit said Texas outplayed the
| Huskcrs Friday night.
On Saturday, Pettit credited his
team for not giving up when the
Huskcrs were down two games to
“Most of the credit just goes to the
kids,” Pettit said. “They just hung on ICAd^lCIgU. 1 CAdS
is a great team and 1 have as much
respect for their program as any in the
country. To hang in there and do the
job means that we believe in our
selves and we believed we could do
Texas coach Mick Haley said the
Longhorns weren’t hitting the ball as
well Saturday as they did Friday. He
said Saturday’s five-game match —
Texas’ first five-game match of the
season — will help the Longhorns.
‘‘(The Huskcrs were) the aggres
sors all night,” Haley said. “I think we
fed off their intensity the first two
games. (In) the third game, we started
to falter and when our passing went
we looked a little bit like Nebraska
last night.”
Nebraska took a 3-0 lead in the first
game before Texas tied the match at
7-7 and then built an 11-9 lead. The
Huskers tied the match 11-11 with an
ace spike by freshman middle blocker
Cris Hall. The Longhorns scored two
straight points before a block by
Nebraska’s Virginia Stahr’s cut the
lead to 13-12.
‘We stuck together
against a great
team. We just kept
saying 'one point
at a time.”
Bui Texas then scored the final two
points to win the first game.
Texas built a 5-0 lead to start the
second same before Nebraska tied the
match 8-8 on an acc serve by junior
Carla Baker. Baker's kill gave the
Huskcrs an 11 -9 lead before the Long
horns scored the final six points to
post the 15-11 win.
Pettit said he was pleased with the
Huskcrs’ play in the first two games.
“1 thought we played very well in
the first two games,” he said. “If we
hadn’t made some mistakes, we
would have won ”
Stahr said she didn’t think Ne
braska could rebound from the two
game deficit. But, she said, the Husk
ers kept fighting.
“We stuck together against a great
team,” Stahr said. “We just kept say
ing, ‘One point at a time.’”
Texas scored the first two points of
the third set. Nebraska battled to a 5
5 tie before getting the win by record
ing the final 10 points of the game.
Haley couldn’t explain what hap
pened to Texas in the match’s fourth
game. Husker senior setter Lori Endi
cott registered an ace serve during
that game, which gave her the Ne
braska career record with 135 aces.
Haley said he felt his team let up
during die fourth game.
“I really felt like we quit swinging.
I just really felt like we quit being the
aggressors,” Haley said. “I really
don’t know why my setter quit run
ning the middle. I really felt we
needed to run the middle to keep them
honest. We need to attack the
middle "
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a V4ui xnu i gavt hluiabKa an
opportunity Saturday to attack the
The Huskers never trailed in the
fifth game as they built a 10-5 lead on
sophomore Linda Bareness* ace
Texas was never able to get closer
than four points as the Huskers won
the game 15-9 when Longhorn
middle blocker Janinc Grcmmcl’s
spike went wide.
Stahr said the Huskers improved
on their ball handling, defense and
serving against Texas.
Haley said Nebraska and Texas
played well during the matches.
“It’s a pretty good battle and I
think spectators ought to really like
that, especially if you're a Nebraska
fan,” Haley said.