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Page 8 M Daily Nebraskan M Monday, October 14,1996*____ |
After a career-high performance
last week with four field goals
against Kansas State, sophomore
place-kicker Kris Brown missed
kicks of 34 and 49 yards Saturday
in Nebraska’s 49-0 waxing of
“One of them was pretty long
into the wind, and you’re not al
ways going to make those,” NU
Coach Tom Osborne said. “The sec
ond one is very makeable for Kris
However, Brown is not the only
kicker to have had problems kick
ing against the Bears this season.
Opposing kickers have made just
two of their last 11 field goal at
tempts against Baylor and five of
14 for the season.
On Nebraska's only punt of the
day Saturday, Baylor blocked Jesse
Kosch’s kick, the first time Ne
braska has had a punt blocked this
Baylor strong safety Rodney
Artmore blocked Kosch with just
over four minutes remaining in the
fourth quarter. Bear linebacker
Cornelius Banks recovered the ball.
Nebraska was penalized five
times for 68 yards, including a 15
yard unsportsmanlike conduct foul
after Jon Yedral’s diving catch on a
41-yard pass from Scott Frost.
Vedral threw the ball straight up
in the air, drawing the flag.
“It was a silly thing to do on my
part,” he said. “I was pretty excited
to make a catch like that and I kind
of got carried away. I didn’t think I
threw it that high but I guess I did.
“Coach wasn’t real happy with
me, but he’s yelled at me a lot of
times in the past. So I’m used to it.
I was really disgusted with myself.
I shouldn’t have done something so
foolish that hurt our team.”
Jan Berringer, mother of former
NU quarterback Brook Berringer,
attended Saturday’s game to an
nounce that posters of her son —
who died in a plane crash in April
— are on sale for $10.
Proceeds from the posters,
which show Brook playing as a
Husker, will go to charity, includ
ing the Make-A-Wish Foundation,
Ron Brown’s I-Can Organization,
Fellowship of Christian Athletes,
and the Goodland, Kan., Animal
Shelter. The posters are available at
the Nebraska Bookstore.
By Oct. 26, Nebraska’s next
home game, against Kansas,
Berringer said she hopes to have a
book about her son ready for the
public. The book, entitled “One Fi
nal Pass” will detail Brook’s life. It
is being co-written by Jan Berringer
and Art Lindsey.
Saturday marked the first com
plete day of Big 12 Conference
football. Oklahoma won its first
game of the season, 30-27 in over
time over Texas.
Colorado beat Oklahoma State
35-13, Texas A&M defeated Iowa
State 24-21, Kansas State beat Mis
souri 35-10 and Texas Tech beat
Gameday Notebook compiled
by senior reporter Mike Kluck.
the Bears 405-28 in
first half en route to
By Mike Kluck
The cobwebs are gone.
Any lingering effects from
Nebraska’s Sept. 21 19-0 loss at Ari
zona State were
day as the
trounced Big 12
game fans at Me
watched as Ne- Frost
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Player Alt Yds. TDs Player Att Yds. TDs
4 DeAngelo Evans 12 105 2 31 Clifton Rubin 5 16 0
Player Rec. Yds. TDs Player Rec. Yds. TDs
28 Brian Schuster 1 48 0 1 Kalief Muhammad 2 19 0
Player Att/Cmp/lnt Yds, TDs Player Att/Cmp/lnt Yds. TDs
11 Matt Turman 2/0/0 0 0
First downs 34 11 Fumbles 0 0
Rushing yards 491 * 32 Penalties / yards 5 /68 8/55
Passing completions 8 10 Kickoff returns / yards 0/0 1/14
Average yards per play 8.2 2.2 Sacks / yards 6/39 0/0
braska (4-1 and 2
0 in the Big 12) showcased a potent
offense that accumulated 669 yards —
including 491 on the ground — and a
dominating defense, which limited the
Bears (3-2 and 0-2) to just 117 total
“I was really shaken by the Arizona
State game,” Nebraska Coach Tom
Osborne said. “I didn’t really know if
we were a very good football team, or
whether that was kind of a little bit of
“I’m hopeful that was probably not
very characteristic of our football
Since the Arizona State game, in
which the Huskers accumulated just
226 yards of offense, they have been
rolling, averaging 576 yards and 51
points per game.
Saturday was no exception. Ne
braska scored on four of its first five
possessions, and the only thing pre
venting NU from scoring on every
possession before halftime was two
Only penalties and Nebraska mis
takes slowed the Husker machine Sat
urday in its 25th straight conference
win and 33rd straight home victory.
The Huskers averaged 6.8 yards run
ning the ball on first down in an of
fense that Nebraska quarterback Scott
Frost said was “clicking.”
“Things went well for us,” Frost
said. “We’re running the ball well. It
was pretty clean, and we feel like we
did a pretty good job.
“We feel good with how we did.
We were a little surprised it got lop
sided as early as it did. We felt confi
dent we could have that kind of a
I-back Damon Benning, making
his first start this season, scored NU’s
hrst touchdown, a leaping one-yard
run with 3 minutes, 45 seconds left in
the first quarter. Benning added an 18
yard scoring run and DeAngelo Evans
found the end zone from six and 11
yards out in the opening half.
Nebraska led 28-0 at the break,
gaining 405 yards to Baylor’s 28 in the
On the Huskers’ first drive of the
second half, Benning scored his third
touchdown on a five-yard run. The
senior from Omaha finished the day
with 135 yards on 22rushing attempts.
Evans, a true freshman,had 105 yards
and one score on 12 attempts.
Frost turned in his best day as a
Please see BAYLOR on 11
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