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Frost ices KU,
but must keep
a level head
ball fan when he signed his letter of *
intent to head west from the plains
of Wood River to redwoods of
Finally, after six games and a
114-year wait, Nebraska football
fans saw the Frost they heard and
** read about years ago.
Against Kansas, he threw for
254 yards while completing 12 of
16 passes, three of which were good
the ehd zone.
The player wearing No. 7
against KU was totally different
than the Frost who played Arizona
State just five weeks ago.
“He had the greatest confidence
in the world,” said his center, Aaron
Taylor. “It just helps when he has a
great game. Everybody was loose
yet focused in the huddle, and we
were having a goodlime out there.”
No one had a better time than
£ When told he w^j^osejto||]&.
NU record for passm| $n*ds m a ‘
game — 297 set by David Humm
in 1973 — he smiled and said he
would have liked a chance to throw
one last long pass.
As if passes of 41, 34, 20, 31,
and 24 yards weren’t enough. In the
end, Frost was gratified with the 16
attempts he got. This was his game
to say: “Yes, I am a very good quar
Coach Tom Osborne backed that
up, saying Frost played his best
game of the season. This is the one
time Frost has shown hisfull poten
But no matter how well Frost
played%atuiday night, he must still
keep firings in perspective. After a
big game in the season opener
against Michigan State, Frost fell on
* his face the next week at Arizona
Following a big game against
Baylor, Frost had a dismal 5 5-yard
day against Texas Tech.
Now alter his best outing since
a 264-yard passing performance
while at Stanford against Oregon in
1994, he must face a new Oklahoma
team on the road.
Despite his improvement, Frost
said he is trying to keep what Oth-,
ers say about him in perspective.
“The good stuff is usually too
good and the bad stuff is usually too
bad,” he said.
Kind of like Frost’s season.
Parks is a senior news-edito
rial major and a Daily Nebraskan
j I ■>
Nebraska loses for
the first time in Big 12
By Shannon Heffelfinger
After claiming the Big 12 Confer
ence lead last weekend with wins over
No. 10 Texas and No. 11 Texas A&M,
the Nebraska volleyball team experi
enced die unexpected Saturday night.
The unexpected came in the form
of a five-game upset loss to No. 20
Texas Tech 15-7,9-15,15-10,13-15,
Both teams struggled offensively in
the 214-hour match. The Red Raiders
(20-3 overall and 7-3 in the Big 12) hit
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only .168, but limited the Comhuskers
— who had 33 errors at the net — to
. 162 hitting for the match.
In each of NU’s three losses this
season—Hawaii, North Carolina, and
Texas Tech — it has been held to a
lower hitting percentage than its oppo
Sophomore Jaime Krondak posted
a match-best 21 kills for NU, tying her
career-high- Junior Lisa Reitsma added
19 kills for the Huskers (17-3 and 9
1), but recorded eight errors, hitting
Seniors Cristine Martin and Jill
Bumess had 15 kills each for the Red
With Tech holding an 11-6 advan
tage in the rally-scoring fifth game,
Krondak reeled off three kills as NU
closed the gap to 12-10. A service er
ror by the Huskers gave the Red Raid
ers a 13-10 lead, but Nebraska re
sponded with two consecutive points
to pull within one before Texas Tech
scored the final two points.
With the win over the Huskers,
Texas Tech remains unbeaten at home,
improving their record in Lubbock to
9-0. The Red Raiders’ three losses have
all come to teams Nebraska has de
feated this season — Kansas State,
Texas A&M, and Texas.
Nebraska saw its 12-match winning
streak come to an aid, while dropping
into a first-place tie in the league with
Texas A&M. The Aggies posted a pair
of sweeps against Kansas State and
Kansas this weekend.
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NU opened the weekend on Friday
night with a 15-8,15-5,15-5 sweep of
Baylor in Waco, Texas. The Bears fell
to 14-9 and 3-6.
The Huskers played well up front,
hitting .386 for the match. Reitsma
pounded 16 kills from the right side
while hitting .394.
Sophomore middle blockers
Megan Korver (nine kills and a .412
hitting percentage) and freshman
middle blocker Tonia Tauke (eight kills
and a .500 percentage) also played well
at the net.
Crystal Schweibs posted 14 kills for
Baylor, which hit only .150 as a team
Friday night. •
The Nebraska defense has made
a habit ofdismaatling offenses thisy
year. : ■■ : t ' «' ■ ■ . •
And the scary thing is that
they’re getting better, Linebackers
Coach Craig Bohl said Sunday. ^ ;
Bohl said NU put forth one of
its brat defensive efforts of the sea
son in Saturday night’s 63-7 win
“We had 11 guys around the
ball,” Bohl said. “The execution and
defensive pressure was there all
The Comhuskers not only pres
sured Kansas into three turnovers
and three sacks, but Nebraska cut
down on its mental mistakes, a
: problem that plagued the defense
last week at Texas Tech.
“We made sure we didn’t have
' the Offsides penalties flii£ week,”
* Bohl said. “Lwas pleased with our
decisions on the field.” *
r- Nebraska gave up rally 209 to
tal yards, including only 21 yards
rushing. Seventy-seven of thosjt,
yards came on a Matt Johner-to
Isaac Byrd pass for the Jayhawks
lone touchdown of the game.
After the game, Byrd said he ran
free in the NU secondary most of
“That’s not true at all,” Bohl
said. “That’s like a little kid waving
his hands up and down in the back
yard screaming he’s open. We dis
guised a lot of ottf coverages, sohe ,
was covered mosiofthegame” i
Bohl said this Nebraska defense,
which starts eight seniors mid ranks ~
in the nation’s top 10 in every de
fensive category, has display s
“We don’t have any '
primadonnas out there,” Bohl said.
“We have a lot of blue-collar play
ers who are concerned with getting
players tothe ball.”
Depth also plays a big factor in
the NU defensive scheme, he said.
“We have excellent backups at
every position,” Bohl said. “We feel
confident in putting guys like Mike
Rucker and Jay Foreman in at any
NU earns the top seed
at next month’s league
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From Staff Reports
The Nebraska soccer team ce
mented the Big 12 regular-season title
with two victories this weekend.
jflut the fifth
overall and 9-0 in
the Big 12) battled
the elements to do
■' On Friday, the
2-1) was hard earned.
. “This was a grea
Walker said. “We are definitely exem
about winning the first Big 12 tide. It ^
a good accomplishment, and we are
piviuu uuu wy yg wuu u.
The;Nebrl^a win guarantees it a
No. 1 jseed and a first-round bye inthe
Big-12 Tournament at the Anheuser
• Bfosch Conference and Sports Centre
in St. Louis, Nov. 7 through 10.
; In Sunday’s contest, the Huskers
overcame freezing rain, a biting wind
and a slippery playing field to blank
Texas Tbch 2-0. Morneau snapped a
scoreless tie early in the second half to
give NU a 1-0 lead. Sharolta Nonen
added an insurance goal with 15 min
utes remaining to seal the 2-0 victory.
“It was a real battle,” Walker said.
“It was good for us because we had to
put our heads down and grind it out.”
The Huskers finish the regular sea
son with two games at the Puma Clas
sic in Dallas next weekend against
Texas Christian and Southern Method
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