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    Tuesday, September 9,1997_jES9l_ Page 9
In the second week of die football
season, the Big 12 went 9-1 Saturday.
Iowa State’s 56-10 setback to Wyoming
was the league’s lone loss. Texas Tech
coach Spike Dykes, whose team did not
play last week, said the Big 12 is a con
ference to be reckoned with in 1997.
“Every team in the Big 12isagood
football team this year,” he said. “That’s
good news for the Big 12, and really
bad news for any team that plays
(against Big 12 teams).”
The Big 12 offensive player of the
week is Oklahoma sophomore tailback
De’Mond Parker, who ran for239 yards
on a career-high 31 carries in the
Sooners’ 36-34 win over Syracuse on
The Big 12 defensive honors went
to Colorado sophomore strong safety
Rashidi Barnes, who returned an inter
ception 26 yards for a touchdown in the
Buffaloes’ 31-21 comeback win over
Colorado State. Barnes also recovered a
fumble and totaled four tackles.
Oklahoma outside linebacker
Travian Smith was named Big 12 spe
cial teams player of the week. Smith
blocked two punts, including one
returned for a touchdown against the
The leading receiver in the confer
ence isn’t at Colorado or Texas, but
Iowa State, where senior Ed Williams
&hds die conference in both receptions
and yardage with 14 catches for 233
yards. Coach Dan McCarney said
“He knows what he wants to do as a
player, and he’s exactly what you want
ifi-a senior,” McCarney said. “He can
catch anything.”
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Texas’ 48-18 victory over Rutgers
was a costly one. The Longhorns lost
several players during the game to
injuries, including senior quarterback
James Brown, who left in the second
quarter with an ankle injury.
Brown’s backup, senior Richard
Walton, led UT to 28 points in the third
quarter against the Scarlet Knights.
Texas coach John Mackovic said
little will change in the Texas offense
this week if Brown is not cleared to play
in the Longhorn’s game against UCLA
in Austin, Texas.
“Richard knows what the offense
wants to do, and we’re not going to
change a lot right now,” he said. “We
have geared a lot of our offense toward
James, but he is not out for a long-term
Blake Owens, die son of Oklahoma
athletic director Steve Owens, died
Saturday night of an apparent self
inflicted gunshot wound. Police ip
Norman, Okla., who responded to a call
at Blake Owens’ home, said there was
no indication of foul play.
Big 12 football results from
Saturday: Colorado 31, Colorado State
21. Kansas 17, Texas Christian 10.
Oklahoma 36, Syracuse 34. Wyoming
56, Iowa State 10. Texas A&M 59, Sam
Houston State 6. Texas 48, Rutgers 14.
Missouri 44, Eastern Michigan 24.
Kansas State 47, Northern Illinois 7.
Oklahoma State 31, Southwest
Louisiana 7. Baylor 37, Fresno State
Lisa Reitsma, who had 69 kills in
the Nebraska volleyball team’s three
wins in die First Bank Invitational last
weekend at the NU Coliseum, was
named the Big 12 player of the week
Big 12 Notebook compiled by
staff reporter Sam McKewon.
NU golfers begin slowly
Huskers need strong finish to catch Tigers
By Sam McKewon
Staff Reporter
A slow start on the first nine
holes of the season left the
Nebraska women’s golf team 15
strokes behind team-leader
Missouri after the first two rounds
of the Chip-N Club Tournament at
HiMaik Golf Course Monday.
NU shot a 307 in the first
round Monday morning with
senior Shirin Hornecker posting
the best score, a 76.
The Tigers finished the first
round with a 295, six strokes in
front of second-place Kansas
State, which finished with a 301.
In the afternoon, NU shot a 297
overall, while Missouri shot a 294.
For the two rounds, NU shot a 604,
compared to 589 for the Tigers.
Coach Robin Krapfl said she
was disappointed with the way in
which the Huskers began their
morning round of the tournament,
which helped Missouri jump Out
to the big lead. i
“We played very tentative for
the first nine holes of the round,”
she said. “We didn’t get good
scoring at all, and the team wasn’t
going after any shots. It was first
Another problem that The
Huskers had during both rounds
was their play on thepar-3s, which
might have been caused by a shift
in the wind.
We re used to a south breeze,
but it was pretty much north all
day,” she said. “We didn’t play the
par-3s well at all. We were short on
everything, and we didn’t score
well on them. The wind may have
affected us, but we still should have
played them better than we did.”
The afternoon round did feature
some bright spots for the Huskers.
Sophomore Hanne Nyquist shot a
team-low 72, while junior Gretchen
Doerr shot a career-best 73.
Nyquist led all Huskers with a 149
for the two rounds.
Krapfl said the Huskers were
more focused and better prepared
to play in the afternoon.
“The team looked a little more
loose, and they were a lot less tenta
tive,” she said. “They did some
good things in the afternoon.
?-Gretchen had her career low, and
Hanne looked very good, too.”
Krapfl said the course is recep
tive to low scores, something the
Huskers will need if they want to
catch the Tigers in today’s final
“We feel good about our
chances in the last round,” she
said. “We’re going to have to shoot
some really low rounds to catch
Missouri, but we get a few breaks
going our way and we make a cou
ple putts that we didn’t make, we’ll
be in it. If Missouri plays like they
did today, though, they’re going to
be really tough to catch.”
Krapfl said she feels confident
there will be no front-nine funk in
the final round.
“We’ve got the problems out of
the way, I think,” she said. “In that
last round, we were a little more
focused and ready to jump on it
right away.”
Chip-N-Club Results S3
Team 1st Round Score 2nd Round Score Total Score
Missouri 295 294 589 it
Nebraska 307 297 604
Kansas St. 301 313 614
Oral Roberts 322 313 635
North Texas 325 313* 638
Creighton 326 326 652
MissourLKC 323 329 652
Texas Pan Am 332 335 667
34S : 331 '677 HI
Top 10 Individual Scores
Letita Moses Missouri 147
Ste&riieMitohell Missouri 147
Amelia Moses Missouri 148
TobiPtobst Missouri 148
Hanne Nyquist Nebraska 149
GtnaSpdtto Missouri 151
Brooke Befl North Texas 152
ShirinHomecker iSt
Elizabeth Behensky. Nebraska 152
Aaron Steckelberg/DN
t. Matt Miller/DN
NU GOLFER HANNE NYQUIST led the Huskers by shooting a 149 through the first two rounds of the Chip-N
Clublnternational at HiMark Golf Course Monday. Nyquist is in sixth place heading into the final round today.
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By Sam McKewon
Staff Reporter
Amid all the sloppy play, lost
intensity and disheartening injuries
of Nebraska’s scrimmage on Friday,
one bright spot that emerged was
freshman fullback Willie Miller, who
came back from a shoulder injury to
scrimmage for the first time since last
In the scrimmage Miller had two
carries for 46 yards, including one
35-yard run in which he broke free of
several would-be tacklers.
“We’re really glad to see Willie
Miller back to his old form,” Coach
Tom Osborne said. “He can be a great
player for us.”
Miller provides another solid full
back at an already strong position,
Osborne said.
The redshirt freshman from
Omaha is entering his second season.
^Miller said he was happy that he
finally could participate in a scrim
mage this fall.
“I had been waiting for this for a
while now,” he said. “I am 100 per
cent now and I know I can contribute
to this team in a positive way.”
Miller said his bull run during the
Scrimmage through the middle of the
Husker defense wasn't too difficult
“It was a pretty simple run, real
ly,” Miller said. “I got through the
hole and I tried to run as fast as I
could after that. There was a lot of
green in front of me, and I tried to get
to the end zone as fast as possible.”
Miller has been through a lot
since he arrived on campus last year
as a true freshman. Miller was a high
school All-American selection at
Bellevue West, where he rushed for
1,527 yards his senior season.
Miller said he came to Lincoln
with the wrong attitude to be a good
“I came down here thinking I was
going to be I-back at the fullback
position,” he said. “But that was the
wrong thing to think. I’ve had to learn
to change my game a little bit from
high school.”
That transition has gone well for
the most part, Miller said. But he
gives most of die credit to the players
in front of him, especially senior Joel
“I tried to watch (Makovicka) as
much as possible during spring and
see what he was doing,” Miller said.
“He showed me a lot in how to go
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