The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 02, 1989, Page 6&7, Image 6

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    I Osborne says he’s glad
Oregon game is over
IBy Chuck Greta
Mot fcijwiw
Saturday's game against Oregon State
was one Nebraska coach Tom Osborne
was glad to see end.
Osborne's distress wasn't directed at
the Anal score «the Nor 3-ranked Corn
huskers won the game 33-7 -- and it wasn’t
necessarily the defensive effort that both
ered him. Nebraska's defenders sacked the
Beavers' quarterback Nick Schichtle 11
times for 89 yards.
Oregon Stale's defense didn't particu
larly annoy Osborne, either. The stunts,
blitzes, loops, coverages and aggressive
ness caused he Huskers problems, he said,
but second-half adjustments countered the
Beavers’ efforts.
Nothing in particular aggravated him.
Everything put together, though, was a
different story:
"I’m glad that's over with," Osborne
sakL "I wag afraid of today, and 1 wasn't at
all surprised. We played a couple of good
games and had everybody feeling good
about themselves.
"I was afraid if we didn't play weil,
we'd get beat*1
9 .For the second consecutive week,
H Nebraska's defense "played a fine
k same," Osborne said. The Huskcrs held
g|t Oregon State to minus-36 yards rushing,
9 but gave up 264 yards passing.
kg Schichtle completed 18 of 39 passes
9 and was intercepted twice.
If Meanwhile, Nebraska’s offense rolled
I up 397 yards, inf kyjteg 278 yards rushing,
wingtack Richard BsUled the Huskers in
ER rushing with 82 yards on five carries, in
n eluding a 48-yard reverse midway through
9 the third quarter.
H Husker 1-hack Ken Clark carried 20
■ times tor 59 y aids and a touc hd wn-a2.9
9 yard-per-carry average. He had been aver
H aging 7.4 yards per carry coming into the
9 Nebraska led 14-0 at halftime, having
scored on a 7-yard run by quarterback
9 Gerry Gdowski and an 8-yard burst up the
? middle by fullback Bryan Carpenter.
Gdowski completed 5 of 14 passes for
9 110 yards and a touchdown, and rushed for
9 47 yards on nine carries.
& After trading possessions through the
9 opening minutes of the second half, Ne
ff braska drove 80 yards in four plays,
|gg sparked by Bell's 48-yard reverse, Clark
I] scored from two yards out to extend the
|k Huskcrs* lead to 21 -0 with 3:38 remaining
■ in the third quarter.
On the following Oregon State posses
sion, the Beavers threw on 10 consecutive
plays, completing six of them, and capped
an 11-play, 75-yard drive with a 2-yard run
by fuHback Pat Chaffey with 2:10 left in
the quarter.
"I told the defense at halftime I wanted
a shutout,' ’ Nebraska defensive coordina
tor Charlie McBride said. "Maybe 1
should have kept my mouth shut."
With 13:39 left in the game. Gdowski
dropped back and hit split end John Bos
tick for a 60 yard touchdown pass to in
crease the Buskers' lead to 28-7.
Bostick originally had planned to re
dshirt this season,.but. the plan was
changed when starting split end Morgan
Gregory suffered c sprained ankle against
Minnesota last week,
Mark Dowse ended the scoring with
4:24 left in the game when he caught a 9
yard touchdown pass from quarterback
Mike Grant
Osborne said he wasn t very happy
at times with the way the offense per
formed.
*4 We had a lot of second-and-eight situ
ations, and that's not our style of play," he
said. "You’ve got to make the big plays
and we d idn ’ t make as many of them as we
should have. We were not in good tempo
for the offense.”
Happiness came easy for the defense,
though. Seven players recorded sacks, and
Reggie Cooper and Bruce Pickens each
intercepted a pass.
Outside linebacker Mike Croel led the
Husker defense with eight tackles, includ
ing six unassisted, and linebacker Pat
Tyranee added seven.
McBride attributed the Husker? ’ suc
cess with quarterback sacks to the4 ‘dime”
defense, which is used primarily against
teams with passing offences and employs
five defensive backs, faster linebackers
and the best past rushers on the defensive
line.
"This year, we've elevated our proc
ess,” fie said. "List year, we had one basic
front This season, our outside people
(linebackers and comeibacks) are opening
up some things for out inside guys."
Osborne said he expected a difficult
time with Oregon State.
4 ‘They have a quality football team and
they played very hard,” he said. "We
could have played better in some areas, but
I'm not too disappointed with the way it
ended up.
“Don’t give up on us yet We'll get
better.”
I
Photos by William
Latter; David Hansen
and David Fahleson
\
Clockwise front upper left: Oregon
Stale corrorback Kelfy Htip.'ifoy (17) breaks .
Sa second-ond-20 pees to Richard Bell
) late in the second quarter. Junior I
bacfc Terry Rodgers relumed to play Satur
day with form reminiscent of his father,
Johnny Rodgers, but rushed for only 5
yards in 4 carries. Nebraska’s Pat
tngelbert (97) clenches his hst with satis
faction after seeking Oregon State'sNick
Schichtle. Nebraska’s J. Spitzenberger (96)
Interferes with Oregon State’s Phil Ross
(81) in the second half. The baH fell incom
plete, but Oregon 9tate took the penalty.
Jeff Mills trounces quarterback Nick
Schichtle midway through the fourth
quarter, causing a fumble.