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defense is best
MANHATTAN, Kan. — The
defense did it.
From the first play of the day—
when Terrell Farley introduced him
self to Kansas State quarterback
Brian Kavanagh — to a meaning
less play in the fourth—when NU’s
Tony Ortiz laid a vicious pop on
Kevin Lockett the Nebraska de
fense welcomed the idea of show
ing the Wddf^ts who was boss.
Thie Cor^husker defense
rassed, pestered, toyed with and just
plain beat up anyone who dared'
play offense Saturday for Kansas
That was the game plan, accord
ing to Defensive Coordinator
4 **What we did today was our de
fense played their defense, and we
players really took that to heart.”
Zero yards in the first half, 86
total yards, 25 yards rushing. The
statistics show that NU might have
taken things personally in its 39-3
Kansas State had the fourth
ranked scoring defense in the coun
try, allowing only six points per ,
game.Jn/o^rgarae^it had giyen
up 24 points and only two touch
downs. Against three noncon
ference foes, die Wildcats had given
up only 10 points.
They were supposedly the bet
ter defense entering the game.
Nebraska scored 39 points and
scored two touchdowns in the same
quarter, four in the game, against a
so-called stone wall Wildcat de
“We wanted to show that we do
have the No. 1 defense,” Farley
Not only for beating up KSU
physically and mentally, but for
keeping an improving offense in the
This defense is in a different
situation than last year's. NU scored
35 dr more points in eveiy gsune,
and there was no fear that if the de
fense struggled, the offense would
pick up the slack.
That can’t happen this season.
McBride said last season that his
group might have been one of the
best in his! 5 years as defensive co
ordinator. But this defense still has
seven regular-season games, a Big
12 championship game and a Sugar
Bowl to top last season.
Last year, NU gave up an aver
age of 13.6 points per game, had
two shutouts and didn’t give up
more than 21 points until the Fiesta
“Maybe we are a little ahead of
where we were a year ago,”
Parks is a senior news-edito
rial major and a Daily Nebraskan
backs are banged up
after 39-3 win.
By Sam McKewon
One day after Nebraska’s 39-3 vic
tory over Kansas State, the Comhusker
running backs felt more like outpatients
than football players.
Five Husker running backs are
nursing injuries, with No. 1 I-back
Ahman Green taking the biggest hit.
Green, who is suffering from a se
vere case of turf toe, is unlikely to play
Saturday against Baylor, said Running
Backs Coach Frank Solich, on Sunday.
record with her
26th point of the
Bt Vince D’Adamo
- Sunday’s Nebraska soccer game, a
2-0 Comhusker win over Alabama,
was just five minutes old when the
scoreboard at the Abbott Soccer Com
plex experienced a brief power outage.
The sixth-ranked Huskers then
made sure the lack of energy did not
carry over to the field. The Nebraska
defense sparked the team to a shutout
—its second in three days—before a
crowd of 977.
f. On Friday, the Huskers (11-0)
blanked Tulsa 4^0. Erica De Vitis
scored Nebraska’s first goal. Lindsay
Eddleman, Jill Nelsen, and Isabelle
Momeau punctuated the Husker scor
Kari Uppinghouse added an assist,
moving her point total to 26 this sea
son and lying the Nebraska record set
by Danielle Boswell two years ago.
In Sunday’s 2-0 whitewash of the
Crimson Tide (4-6-1), Jenny Benson
sliced through the Alabama defense to
score the first goal of the game six min
utes, 28 seconds into the first half.
In the second half, Becky Hogan
finished the scoring with 33:05 remain
ing in the contest.
“I wasn’t thinking so much about
the shot,” Hogan said.
It is a rare occurrence that the Husk
ers score just two goals in a game.
Nebraska has outscored its opponents
47-6 this season. Hogan said the Tide
proved to be a physical opponent in
Sunday ’s game .
“They did good at keeping in front
of us,” Hogan said. “They kept after
us and did a good job knocking off our
Nebraska Coach John Walker was
pleased to keep the NU winning streak
intact after last weekend’s hard-fought
1-0 win over Big 12 Conference foe
“It’s tough,” Walker said. “We kept
“Ahman has a pretty bad turf toe,”
Solich said. “He’ll be listed as doubt
ful for this weekend.”
ureen nun me
toe on the first
play of the third
quarter after an 8
“l\irf toes can
usually be hard to
said. “It might be
two or three
lull speed and making the cuts we want
him to make.”
Senior I-back Damon Benning
should return to practice today after
missing the Kansas State game with a
groin injury. Benning was not on NU’s
travel roster Saturday.
“Damon said he felt better,” Solich
said, “so the extra days during the
weekend probably helped him out”
Also suffering injuries were the
Huskers’ top three fullbacks. Sopho
more Joel Makovicka suffered a
bruised shoulder on the first play of the
game but continued, running for 17
yards on four rushing attempts. Starter
Brian Schuster (pinched nerve) and
Billy Legate (pulled hamstring) are
The banged up stable of running
backs figures to open the door fbr
DeAngelo Evans. The true freshman
I-back rushed for 168 yards and two
touchdowns on 22 attempts Saturday,
including a 69-yard touchdown run that
blew the game open in die third quar
“Evans played very well,” Solich
ALABAMA’S CHRISTINE MILLER fights with Nebraska midfielder
Becky Hogan for the ball Sunday at the Abbott Sports Complex. Hogan
scored the second goal in NlTs 2-0 win.
talking about how we had to keep up
the intensity. I thought they did a rea
Although the Huskers sputtered on
offense, the defense remained rock
solid. Becky Hornbacher added six
saves and the defense was business as
“You win tough games,” Walker
said. “You play hard and create offen
Nebraska did not break the game
open as it has many times this season.
Alabama’s character impressed
“They battled hardWalker said.
“They never folded when they cOuld
Alabama Coach Don Staley said
Nebraska is as good as advertised.
“John has done a great job,*4 Staley
said. “It should get us ready for the
SEC. It helps anytime you play a na
tionally ranked team.”
The Crimson Tide offense contin
ues to struggle. Alabama has scored
four goals in its last six games.
Staley was happy with his team’s
effort, but said his team still has work
to do before reaching Nebraska’s level.
“We have some catching up to do,”
Staley said. “There’s so much parity
in soccer. They are totally committed.
We expected Nebraska to be at this
level. We’ll be back.”
Nebraska will conclude its 10-game
homestand Friday and Saturday with a
pair ofBig 12 games against Oklahoma
State Friday and Colorado Sunday.
see where it goes
The Nebraska volleyball team used
an unconventional lineup this weekend
against Big 12 Conference foes Iowa
State and Missouri, but obtained the
expected results — a pair of three
said. “It was just a matter of him get
ting opportunities to play. He has been
doing well in practice.”
Solich likes Evans’ slashing style
“He doesn’t waste a lot of time out
there,” Solich said. “He doesn’t run
laterally much, he runs forward, which
is what you want to do.”
Still, Solich is hesitant to hand
Evans the starting position Saturday
“I’ll talk to all die running backs,”
he said, “and we’"
be the Baylor defen^,
more than 400 yards rushing to Texas
Tech on Saturday and 287 to tailback
Byron Hanspard fri the 45-24 Tech vic
tory. " •
No. 6 NU
in two wins
The No. 6
and 4-0 in the Big
12) defeated Iowa
State Friday night
in Ames 15-6,16
14, 15-6 and
night in Columbia,
MO., 1 DO, 1>0, e J
Nebraska Coach Terry Pettit was
forced to use some different combina
tions on the court because of a back
injury to defensive specialist Maria
“Sometimes situations will dictate
a player change,” Pettit said. “| am
hoping this will help us to develop
Pettit inserted Kim Crandall, a 5
foot-7 freshman, into the starting lineup
Friday. Crandall, who had played in
only five games before this weekend,
responded with two service aces
against the Cyclones (4-11).
The Huskers were led by freshman
middle blocker Tonia Ihuke, who hit
.600 and pounded 10 kills. Lisa
Reitsma had nine kills for NU.
Rachelle Van Scoyoc recorded 11 kills
for Iowa State, which hit only .014 on
Pettit continued to experiment with
his lineup Saturday. Sophomore Renee
Saunders, a 5-11 outside hitter, saw
increased action in the front row and
contributed a career-high seven kills
whilehitting 308. Saunders was happy
with the unusual opportunity to prove
herself at the net.
“It was something fun and differ
ent to do,” Saunders said. “I didn’t
think twice about it. I just went out and
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