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    aska vs. Baylor
| Monday, October 14,1996 M Daily Nebraskan ■ Page 9
Marni Speck/DN
Scott Bruhn/DN
Reedy finds positives
in shutout loss to NU
By Gregg Madsen
Staff Reporter
The Baylor football team wasn’t in
a classroom on Saturday, but it did get
an education.
A dominant Nebraska team taught
the class, handing the Bears a decisive
49-0 loss.
“We’re a really young team,”
Baylor Coach Chuck Reedy said.
“Things can turn around, and we’re not
nearly as bad a football team as we
may have looked today.”
No matter how many defenders
Baylor placed near the line of scrim
mage, Reedy said, the Bears could not
stop the Nebraska rushing attack.
“We had a bunch of guys up there
to stop the run,” Reedy said. “You
could have counted about nine or 10
of them at the line of scrimmage. The
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ter. I mean, you can put 11 (defend
ers) up there, and they’re probably still
going to run it.”
The Bears entered the game hop
ing to control the Husker running
backs and put pressure on Nebraska
quarterback Scott Frost, Reedy said.
Baylor didn’t accomplish either
Nebraska rolled up 669 yards of
total offense, including 491 on the
ground. The Bears, who ranked 98th
in the nation against the run before
Saturday, allowed NU an average of
7.6 yards per rush.
The strategy of keying on Nebraska
running backs and forcing Frost to
carry the load backfired, Reedy said.
“I was impressed with Frost,” he
said. “Going in, we felt like maybe if
we could halfway slow down the fun
ning game, maybe he wouldn’t be able
We’re not nearly as
bad a football team
as we may have
looked today ”
Chuck Reedy
Baylor football coach -
to hurt us throwing.
“But I thought he made some great
throws and also did a great job mov
ing around to avoid sacks. And he
made some big runs for them as well.”
But even after being held to 117
total yards, Reedy said, several posi
tives could be found in the loss. One
bright spot was sophomore tailback
Dexter Ford, who led the Bears with
60 yards rushing on 11 attempts.
Sophomore quarterback Jermaine
Alfred also gained valuable experience
Saturday, Reedy said, despite complet
ing just 10 of 20 passes for 85 yards.
Alfred started in place of junior Jeff
Watson, who sat out the game because
of a back injury.
“I was just trying to keep the team
going,” said Alfred, who was sacked
seven times. “But it happens. That’s
football, and they’re a real good team.”
Senior , cornerback George
McCullough said the Bear defense had
little success stopping Nebraska’s op
tion attack, which has appeared slug
gish at times this season.
“They’re a really well disciplined
team,” McCullough said, “they ex
ecute well, and you’ve got to respect
Counterclockwise from
bottom left:
yards to the Baylor 15 on a pass
from Scott Frost in the second .
quarter. Two plays later,
DeAngelo Evans scored from 11
yards out to put NU on top 20-0.
tailback is helped off the field by
trainers after suffering a cut on
his head in the second quarter.
Burkins required stitches.
ERIC STOKES grabs the
facemask of Baylor tailback
Dexter Ford after Ford ran 13
yards to the Bear 33-yard line in
the second quarter.
Football Polls
Press Poll
Team Record Prev.
4. Arizona St (1) 6-0 4
6. Tennessee 4-1 7
8 Notre Dame 4-1 . 11
10. Penn St 6-1 10
12. Miami 4-1 6
14. Northwestern 5-1 15
16. Auburn 5-1 18
18. Brigham Young 6-1 19
20. Virginia 4-1 20
22. Georgia Tech 4-1 23
24. Utah 5-1
Coaches' Poll
Team Record Prev.
2. Florida St (7) 5-0 3
4. Nebraska 4-1 4
6. Tennessee 4-1 7
8. Penn St 6-1 9
10. Colorado 4-1 10
12. Michigan 4-1 13
14. West Virginia 6-0 15
16. Auburn 5-1 19
18. LousianaSt 4-1 11
20. Brigham Young 6-1 20
22. Wyoming 7-0 24
24. Georgia Tech 4-1