The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 11, 1996, Page 11, Image 11
Old rivals renew battle By Jay Saunders Staff Reporter Saturday’s installment of the Red River Battle is a tale of two football teams heading in opposite directions. No. 25 Texas (3-2) is looking to gain momentum after a 71-14 thrash ing of Oklahoma State last Saturday. The 0-4 Sooners are reeling after a 52 24 loss to Kansas. “We will talk about the history of the game,” Texas Coach John Mackovic said, “but being an under dog or a favorite doesn’t mean very much.” Texas leads the all-time series 52 33-5 and has won five of the last seven battles. “Every inch of this game is excit ing,” OU Coach John Blake said. The game will begin at 2:30 p.m. at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Texas Teck at Kansas Huskers aim to overwhelm Bear attack BAYLOR from page 9 -cessfiil last weekend, but we have the chance to get better every week.” What also might help the Huskers improve from last week’s game is that the Bears will be without starting quar terback Jeff Watson, who is suffering from back spasms. Crmhnmnrp [pmuino Alfor/t luhn relieved Watson in the first quarter of Baylor’s 45-24 loss to Texas Tfech last Saturday, will earn his first career start. Nebraska will be without No. 11 back Ahman Green (toe sprain) and third-string fullback Billy Legate (sore hamstring). Senior Damon Benning, who sat out last weekend with a groin pull, is scheduled to start Saturday and will be backed up by true freshman DeAngelo Evans. In addition, second-string fullback Joel Makovicka has been slowed by a hamstring injury this week and will see limited action Saturday. One Husker who is doing well is place-kicker Kris Brown. Last week against Kansas State Brown hit a ca reer-best four field goals, including a 50-yarder right before halftime to give Nebraska an 18-3 lead. Brown, from Southlake, Texas, said he is looking forward to playing a team from his home state for the first time in his career. “We want to show these Texas schools what real football is all about,” Brown said. However, for Terrell Farley, this week’s Big, 12 defensive player of the week, Baylor presents another chance for the senior from Columbus, Ga., to go out and have fun. Against KSU, Farley recorded five tackles, a four-yard sack and three quarterback hurries and tackled KSU punter Chad Romano for an 11-yard loss in the first quarter. . “Playing football is just like being a clown,” Farley said. “You’re danc ing around and throwing water or paint ob somebody. It’s all fun, that’s what football is all about.” The first-year OSU program has had its ups and downs this season. By Jay Saunders StaffReporter For most first-year soccer pro grams, heading into a game against the nation’s No. 6 team would be a terrifying experience. That is not the case for Okla homa State. The Cowgirls will face its third straight ranked opponent, Nebraska, tonight at 7:30. OSU, 6 4-1, is coming off losses to No. 21 Texas and seventh-ranked Texas A&M. Coach Karen Hancock, who came to Stillwater from South Ala bama, said OSU’s winning record is deceiving. “With a young program, you will have mistakes on the field that you wouldn’t have with a more experi enced team,” Hancock said. The Cowgirls come to Lincoln with a rash of injuries, which Hancock said has hurt the first-year program a great deal. “We continue to see improve ment,” she said, “but on the flip side, we sometimes have to take out some of the stars due to injury. It is hard to see the improvements in the next game.” Oklahoma State does not have any seniors cm its roster, leaving a i-" 1 ■ " ■ —■ — a It is not every day you get to play such a high caliber team like Nebraska.” Karen Hancock OSU soccer coach large burden of responsibility on young players, Hancock said. A pair of freshmen from Okla homa has provided the scoring punch for the Cowgirls. Sally Holmes is Oklahoma State’s lead ing scorer with 10 goals and two assists so far this season. Her team mate Robin Rampey has scored seven goals. “It is not every day you get to play such a high-caliber team like Nebraska,” Hancock said. “You can’t be afraid to play good teams.” And as long as the unpredictable Nebraska weather stays bearable to night, Hancock said, she expects to be pleased with her team’s first visit to Lincoln. 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MIKE 44 JonHesae 64 250 Sr. LB 58 Glenn Coy 63 240 Jr LCB 20 Michael Booker 62 205 Sr. LCB 5 George McCullough 5-10 190 Sr ROV 10 MikeMinter ^ 610 19o"sr* FS 7 NikiaCodie 63 203 So : » AHenw* _ P 19 Jesse Kosch 60 185 Sr. P 43 .TyAtteberry60 195 Sr. r """ 111 1 Orioles even series; Gaetti lifts St. Louis NEW YORK (AP) — There were no 12-year-olds to foul things up for the Orioles this time. Rafael Palmeiro hit a two-run homer in the seventh inning Thursday, lifting Baltimore to a 5-3 victory over the New York Yankees to even the American League championship series at one win apiece. Palmeiro’s shot to right-center off loser Jeff Nelson snapped a 2-2 tie and gave the Orioles a reason to celebrate less than 24 hours after a possible win in game one was stolen away by a 12 year-old Yankees fan. The youngster, Jeff Maier, leaned over the right-field wall and interfered with Orioles’ outfielder Tony Tarasco in the eighth inning of Wednesday’s game, turning a routine flyout into a game-tying homer by Derek Jeter. The Yankees went on to win the game 5-4 in 11 innings. The best-of-seven series shifts to Baltimore’s Camden Yards for Game 3 on Friday night. With the score tied at two on Thurs day, Roberto Alomar doubled down the left-field line with one out in the sev enth off Nelson. Palmeiro hit a 3-1 pitch over the wall in right-center. Baltimore starter David Wells pitched out of serious trouble in the fifth and sixth innings before leaving with runners at first and second in the seventh. Wells gave up eight hits over 6 2-3 innings for the win. Todd Zeile also homered for the Orioles. The Yankees cut it to 4-3 in the sev enth on Cecil Fielder’s RBI single off reliever Alan Mills. But the Orioles got an important insurance run in the eighth on Alomar’s sacrifice fly. With Brady Anderson at third, Alomar lifted a ball down the right field line. Paul O’Neill caught it in foul territory but couldn’t make a play on Anderson. The Yankees threatened to come back again in the ninth. Jeter singled off Randy Myers and with one out Bernie Williams walked. Armando Benitez came on and got Fielder to pop up for the second out and got Tino Martinez on a routine fly ball to right for the save to end the 4-hour, 13 minute game. In Atlanta, St. Louis’ veteran Gary Gaetti crushed a grand slam off Greg Maddux in a five-run seventh inning to break open the Cardinals’ 8-3 win over the Bn The St. is victory evened the National League Championship Series at one game apiece and snapped Atlanta’s eight-game postseason home winning streak. The best-of-seven se ries shifts to St. Louis Saturday. -1 #6 in the Nation, n defeated. I : I I I _I ADVERTISEMENT " 7 ■' .: . v. 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