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for about the first month and a half,”
Reid said. “We thought, ‘What in the
heck was Coach Nee doing in recruit
ing him.’ Within three months, every
one knew why. He (Troy) will keep
getting better and better.”
Andy Markowski added 14 points
for NU, and Bernard Gamer (11 points
and seven rebounds), Mikki Moore (13
points and 10 rebounds) and lyronn
Lue (12 points and six assists) also
reached double figures.
Nebraska recovered from a 34.6
percent shooting performance in the
first half to hit 70.6 percent after half
“I’ve got a team that has a lot of
potential to improve,” Nebraska Coach
Danny Nee said. “People like Cookie,
Alvin and Troy, they can just get bet
SOCCER from page 9
First-team All-Big 12 selection
Isabelle Momeau, a freshman, has been
Nebraska’s most potent offensive
threat lately. In her last seven games,
Momeau has exploded for 24 points
on 10 goals. Uppinghouse, the Husk
ers’ leading scorer, appreciates
“She’s gained a lot of confidence
putting the ball away and going (me on
one,” Uppinghouse said.
The Huskers have a seven week
hold on their top-10 ranking.
“We realize teams are out to beat
us,” Uppinghouse said. “It’s an added
incentive that we have to deal with.”
Walker said it’s hard not to notice
the Huskers’ position in the polls.
“People know we’re there,” Walker
said. “But we’re really not that con
cerned with what others think of us.”
MU from page 9__
“Our passing game has come a
long way in the past two weeks,”
split end Brendan Holbein said.
“Defenses are putting eight or nine
people near the line, trying to make
Scott (Frost) and the receivers beat
them. We are doing a good job of
holding our own.”
The fifth-ranked Huskers, 7-1
overall and 5-0 in the Big 12, look
to keep up their balanced attack
churning when they play host to$>
Missouri (3-5 and 1-4) Saturda^y
p.m. at Memorial Stadium.
Frost, who has completed 22 of
his last 36 passes for six touch
downs and only one interception,
said when the passing game is click
ing, the offense is more productive
— in all areas. .
When Nebraska has been able
to throw the ball, their offense is that
much more successful,” Frost said.
“People can’t just concentrate on
the run. While the running game is
Nebraska’s main tool as far as mov
ing the ball, once we prove that we
can throw the ball, it loosens people
A quality Nebraska passing
game could give Missouri fits.
In the Tigers’ last two games,
they have allowed a combined 288
yards rushing to Oklahoma State
and Colorado. But the Missouri sec
ondary has been beaten for 700
yards passing and seven touch
downs against those two teams.
The deck may be stacked high
against Missouri even if Nebraska
doesn’t move the ball on the ground.
Missouri has lost 16-straight games
to ranked teams, dating back to
1992. The Tigers have not defeated
a top 10 team since 1981 and have
not beaten Nebraska since 1978.
Last season, NU beat the Tigers 57
Holbein, who has caught 13
passes for 220 yards and has a team
leading three touchdown catches,
said players like Jeff Lake, Jon
Vedral, Kenny Cheatham and Lance
Brown have gained confidence af
ter a slow start.
“We’re a group that day in and
day out wants to get the job done,”
Holbein said. “We’ve made our
mark of how good we can be.”
Not only have the receivers im
proved, Frost said, but his perfor
mance has also progressed.
“We’re starting to develop more
and more confidence in our pass
ing game,” Frost said. “Once we hit
a few plays in the passing game, the
running game opens up, too.
“We’re getting more and more
where we can hurt people with more
than nne area ofihe offense.”
wary of trip
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By Peter Marhoefer
Missouri Football Coach Larry
Smith is not excited about returning to
“It s tough to |
go into the sea of
red two years in a
row,” Smith said.
hopes to avenge
last year’s 57-0 |
loss in Lincoln
and break a 17- j
game losing |
streak to Ne
braska when tne v
Tigers play NU at Memorial Stadium
Saturday at 1 p.m.
“We have to make sure we don’t
get wrapped up in the JumboTrons and
stat boards,” Smith said. “It’s the tough
est place to play in our league.”
Missouri comes into the game at 3
5 after giving up a school-record 457
passing yards to Koy Detmer in a 41 -
13 loss to Colorado last week.
“We can’t let the game get out of
hand,” Smith said. “Other people try
to do impossible things in Lincoln.”
Smith, who coached at Southern
California for six years before coming
to MU three years ago, has studied film
of Arizona State’s win over NU ear
lier this season.
“ASU got to (Nebraska quarterback
Scott) Frost, created some mistakes and
turned them into scores,” Smith said.
But Missouri will have a difficult
time matching Arizona State’s perfor
mance, he said.
“Everything came together. We
have to move people around and give
them variations. We can’t blitz or run
that much. We have to change it up.”
Pulitzer Prize winning illustrator
and UNL graduate
will be at the University Bookstore
signing copies of her book
Friday, November 8,1996
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