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NU defense seeks j
to halt Texas run ,
earns a berth in the
By Trevor Parks
With Texas showcasing one of its
best offenses ever, and Nebraska’s de
fense being mentioned among the best
of all time,
Saturday’s Big 12
title game is the per
fect time for two of
most storied pro
grams to meet.
Texas have won
seven national titles
— including a
ship in 1970— and
66 conference titles. So it’s only natu
ral that the two would meet for the first
ever Big 12 championship.
Third-ranked Nebraska, 10-1 over
all and 8-0 in the Big 12, will play
unranked Texas, 7-4 and 6-2, at the
Trans World Dome in St. Lxrais, Satur
day at 12:10 p.m.
The winner earns a spot in one of
f the alliance bowls. If NU wins Satur
day, that’s the Sugar Bowl, Jan. 2 against
No. 1 Florida State. A Comhusker loss
fogs the bowl picture.
One clear aspect of Saturday’s battle
is the key matchup: Texas’ offense
against Nebraska’s defense. UT has
1 been dominant lately, winning four
straight games and rolling up 500 yards
I per game in its last seven contests.
NU Coach Tom Osborne has no
“Right now, they are probably play
t ing as well as anybody in the league,”
k Grant Wistrom, who had a career
* high 15 tackles against Colorado last
, Friday, said both teams are playing at a
) high level.
“I guess if there was an argument for
a championship game,” said Wistrom,
Starters S?888' |
Pas. No.Naaw HL WL Yr. Fes. No. Naaw HL WL Yr.
LT 77 Adam Treu 66 305 Sr. LT 75 Octavioua Bishop 6-5 305 So. |
C 67 Aaron Taylor 6-1 305 Jr. C 58 RyanFiebiger 6-3 282 Jr.
RT 70 Eric Anderson 6-4 305 Jr. RT 67 Jay Humphrey 6-7 295 So.
QB 7 Scott Froet 6-3 215 Jr. QB 5 - James Brown 6-0 190 Jr.
IB 4 DeAngelo Evans 5-9 210 Fr. RB 11 Ricky Williams 6-0 220 So.
PK 35 Kris Brown 5-10 205 So. PK 4 Phil Dawson 5-11 193 Jr.
Pea. He. Ham HL WL Yr. Pie. Na. Naaw HL WL Yr.
who was named Thursday as The As
sociated Press Big 12 defensive player
of die year, “this is it”
The Longhorns lead the Big 12 and
rank 13th nationally, averaging 456.6
yards per game. For the season, UT has
5,022 yards, less than 200 shy of the
school record set last year.
So it’s up to NU’s defense to bring
the Texas juggernaut to a grinding halt.
“We’re still trying to show people
how good we are,” linebacker Jon
Hesse said. “Every game we go out and
try to make a statement.”
That firepower figures to make for
an exciting ending to the Big 12’s de
“We’re going to come out intense,”
center Aaron Taylor said. “There is a
lot at stake. They are going to hit us
hard, and we are going to have to hit
diem hard if we want to come out on
Hesse, Wistrom, Jason Peter, Jared
Tomich and Mike Minter, Chris
Dishman and Taylor earned first-team
Associated Press all-conference hon
NU’s second-team members in
clude Kris Brown, Eric Anderson, Jeff
Ogard, Jamel Williams and Michael
Booker. On the third team were Ahman
Green and Terrell Farley.
Ralph Brown, Eric Stokes, Scott
Frost, Vershan Jackson, Brian Schuster
and DeAngelo Evans—who will start
Saturday—made honorable mention.
Brown was the league’s defensive
newcomer of the year.
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