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Iowa State defenders celebrate after dropping Nebraska quarterback Tommie Frazier for a loss during the Cyclones’ 19-10 win over the
U proves better than record
By Tim Pearson
Staff Reporter___
Iowa Stale football coach Jim
Walden said all season that his team
was better than its record indicated.
Walden and the Cyclones proved it
The 4-6 Cyclones upset No. 7 Ne
braska 19-10 at Cyclone Stadium in
“This is not a bad football team. It
was a marvelous effort by a kickcd
around football team,’’ Walden said.
“People look at me kind of strange
when I say that this team has a chance
tobeasixorscvcn-winfootball team.”
Walden said the fact that the
Cornhuskcrs were comingofftwobig
wins against Colorado and Kansas
may have helped his team.
“We had a major upset today on a
football team that’s had two tremen
dously positive emotional up weeks,”
j he said. “We knew, and I knew in my
heart, that they were not going to
come in here and play as emotionally
inspired in the fashion of which
they’ve had to play the last two weeks.”
Even with the w in, Walden said he
wouldn’t want to play the Huskers
again this season.
“I wouldn’t want to play them 10
limesand figure out who’s going to be
the best team,” he said.
The Cyclones scored on their first
possession. Ty Stewart kicked a 37
yard field goal, one of four on the day,
to put Iowa State ahead.
Stewart hit three more field goals
in the first half to give the Cyclones a
12-10 lead going into the loekerroom
at halftime.
The Cyclones kicked off to start
the second half and Walden said that
, was where he thought Nebraska would
“come alter us with everything they
”Wc did talk about the first six
minutes (oflhc second half),” he said.
“I sensed that it was coming, and we
told our defense that if they could take
what they were going to throw at them
that they’ve got a chance.”
The Iowa State defense rose to the
challenge, forcing the Huskers to punt
after three plays.
The Cyclone defense held the
Huskers 158 yards below their rush
ing average of 351.1 yards per game.
The Cyclones held the “we-back”
combination of Derek Brown and
Calvin Jones to 64 and 28 yards, re
“We played well on defense. We
had to,” Walden said. “(The second
half) was the finest half of football
against a quality opponent that we’ve
played since I’ve been here.”
The Iowa State wishbone offense
accounted for 373 yards rushing. The
Cyclones only attempted four passes
all day, with three being shovel passes.
“We knew we couldn’t pass on
them,” Walden said. “(Cyclone quar
terback) Marvin (Seiler) is not ex
actly Dan Marino in terms of throw
ing the ball.”
Seiler, who led all rushers with 144
yards, put the nail in Nebraska’s cof
fin with a 78-yard with 11:08 left in
the game to set up Iowa State’s lone
“Overall, Marvin Seiler has to be a
very big hero in my heart,” Walden
said. “I thought he was sprinting down
that field faster than any quarterback
I’ve ever seen, until he got to the 4.”
Seiler said he was waiting for some
body to catch him during his 78-yard
“I’ve never seen that much green
field in my life,” he said.‘‘I’ll remem
ber this for the rest of my life.”
Walden said the victory ranked up
at the lop compared with other wins in
his career.
“I just wish it was for a bowl bid, or
_I wish it would have been more sig
nificant for the seniors on this team,”
he said.
Nebraska l-back Derek Brown is brought down by Iowa °N
State’s Dan Milner.
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We were just going through the motions, you
noticed that before kickoff. We were in the
lockerroom and no one was really saying much.
NU quarterback
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set leaves Huskers spinning
Iowa State stuns
NU, clouds race
for Big Eight title
By Nick Hytrek
Senior Reporter
AMES, Iowa— An hour had passed
since the Iasi seconds had ticked off
the clock. The goal posts were gone
and a few people were milling around
on the playing field.
And on both scoreboards at Cy
clone Stadium, evidence of the im
probable — and in many people’s
pregame opinion, impossible — up
set still beamed the news for ail to see:
Iowa Slate 19, Nebraska 10 — the
first Cyclone win over Nebraska since
“When you’re not prepared, any
thing can happen,” Nebraska safety
Tyrone Byrd said. “Offensively and
defensively we weren’t prepared to
“You always worry, no matter how
good your kids arc, how much they
want to try,” Comhusker coach Tom
Osborne said. “They may be a little
emotionally drained at some point
and then also I just don’t think the
seriousness of the situation ever quite
sank into them until it was too late.”
In beating the No. 7 Huskers, the
Cyclones, 4-6, 2-4 in the Big Eight,
took a few pages out of Nebraska’s
usual game plan.
•The Cyclones ran for 373 yards,
the most against 7-2, 4-1 Nebraska
this year, while holding the Huskers
to 192.
• Iowa State piled up 399 yards in
total offense compared with
Nebraska’s 246, a season low for the
• The Cyclones kept the ball for
37:15 to Nebraska’s 22:45.
•And Iowa State players played
on an emotional high the whole game.
“Probably the big difference is they
played with a lot of emotion and it
looked likeourtank wasa little bitdry
today,” Osborne said. “I don’t think
we had the same intensity about us
that we needed to have to win the
An emotional Ifctdown from big
wins over Colorado and Kansas in the
two previous weeks had been a con
cern entering the Iowa State game,
Osborne said.
“We talked a lot this week about
the dangcrousness of this situation,
the fact that we had to play well, that
Iowa State was a good football team,”
Osborne said. “I don’t know really
how much it sunk in. I think the
players listed but I know that some
times emotionally it docsnT quite take
Quarterback Tommie Frazier said
he could tell before the game the
Huskers weren’t going to be on top of
their game.
“We were just going through the
motions; you noticed that before kick
off,” Frazier said. “We were in the
locker room and no one was really
saying much.”
Osborne said Iowa Suite’s wish
bone offense kept the Husker defense
off balance because it was the first
time Nebraska had seen such an of
fense this season.
“Obviously we didn’t do a very
good job on making that transition,”
he said. “We tried to adjust as the
game went along but we never did
quite seem to get in synch.”
Cyclone senior quarterback Marv
Seiler, who made his first career start,
ran for 144 yards and fullback Chris
Ulrich rushed for 105 as Iowa State
kept the ball away from the Husker
The Cydoncs look the opening
kickoff and moved the ball 60 yards ir
5:14 before settling for a 37-yard fielc
goal by Omaha native by Ty Stewar
to take a 3-0 lead.
Nebraska responded with a five
get a 33-yard field goal by Byror
Bennett to tie the score at 3-3.
Iowa State responded with anothei
long drive. This time the Cyclone:
kept the ball for 5:54 and 12 plays ant
scored on another Stewart field goa
— this one a 32-yarder.
On their next possession, tnc husk
ers scored their only touchdown of tht
day. On third down, Frazier rollct
left, scrambled back to his right ant
was able to get off a 15-yard touch
down pass to fullback Lance Lewi:
while being tackled. Bennett’s extn
point gave the Huskers a 10-6 lead.
But field goals of 45 and 27 yard:
by Stewart gave the Cyclones a 12-1 (
lead at halftime. At the half, Ne
braska had had the ball only foui
times and the Cyclones had doublet
up the time of possession on the Husk
ers. That lack of ball control hur
Nebraska, Frazier said.
“When you have the ball four sc
rics in the first half, you can’t rcallj
get anything done,” he said. “Yot
don’t know what’s going to worl
because you haven’t had the ball.”
Also hurling Nebraska was ;
bruised knee Frazier suffered on th<
Huskers’ last offensive play of tht
first half, Osborne said. Frazier rar
for 98 yards in the first half, but hat
minus 6 in the second half.
“I think that limited us a little bi
offensively in terms on not running
too many options, but again Iowt
State did a great job defensively,’
Osborne said.
Iowa State held the Huskcr I-bacl
duo of Derek Brown and Calvin Jonc:
to 64 and 28 yards, respectively.
Frazier, who completed 3 of \1
passes for 54 yards, agreed that tht
Cyclones played a great defensivt
“They just shut it down in all
circles,” he said. “The took our opior
away, they look our inside running
away, they took our passing game
away. We just couldn’t run the play?
that we normally run.”
Frazier also said the injury didn’i
bother him.
Iowa State halfback Sherman Williams takes a pitch with
I Nebraska linebacker Travis Hill in pursuit.
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“It didn’t really hamper me,” he
said. “But I knew it was there.”
In the second half, the Cyclones
j picked up the pressure on defense.
; The Huskers ventured into Iowa Slate
territory only twice and got no deeper
x than the Cyclone 22.
i But the defense still couldn’t get
; the ball away from Iowa Stale’s of
i fense. The Cyclones held the ball for
I another 17 minutes and rolled up 213
yards in offense in the second half.
Ulrich scored on a 2-yard touch
■ down run with 10:50 left in the game
| to put the Cyclones up 19-10.
Nebraska tried to come back, but a
Frazier pass to Abdul Muhammed on
fourth down was incomplete. Iowa
State ran out the rest of the clock and
many of the 42,008 fans in attendance
rushed the field to claim the goal
Despite the loss, Osborne said the
Huskers will have to bounce back the
rest of the season.
“I think we still have an opportu
nity to be Big Eight champions or at
least tie for it,” he said. “So I’m
hoping that they’ll go after it. But
they’re going to have to play awfully
well here the next two weeks to get the
job done.”
Nebraska-lowa State
Scoring Summary
ISU-Stewart, 37 yd. field goal
NU-Bennett, 33 yd. field goal
UMISU—Stewart, 32 yd. field goal
NU—Lewis, 15 yd. pass from Frazier
(Bennett kick)
ISU—Stewart, 45 yd. field goal
ISU—Stewart, 30 yd. field goal
^ISU-Ulrich, 2 yd. run (Stewart kick)
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Iowa State defender Ben Harvey pulls down Nebraska’s Tyrone Hughes.
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Iowa State kicker and Omaha native Ty Stewart celebrates the Cyclone upset after the game.
Stewart kicked four field goals in the game.