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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 13, 1997)
Clockwise from top left:
SCOTT FROST runs through a group
of Baylor defenders Saturday. Frost
carried 12 times for 71 yards and
threw for 103 yards.
JOEL MAKOVICKA rumbles for a
chunk of his 57 yards. Makovicka,
NU’s third-leading rusher, carried
the ball eight times.
AHMAN GREEN breaks free of the
Baylor defense. Green rushed 20
times for 158 yards.
KENNY CHEATHAM lunges for the
football as Baylor’s Rodney Smith
and Robert Neal defend.
Ryan Soderlin / DN
Football Game Review SST 2
Nebraska^ Baylor ite.,S:
Rushing JBkJ Rushing
No. Name Yds Avg TD No. Name Yds Avg TD
30 Ahman Green 158 7.9 4 22 Jerod Douglas 84 5.6 1
7 Scott Frost 71 5.9 1 6 Darrell Bush 74 8.2 1
45 JoelMakovica 57 7.1 1 29 Elijah Burtons 11 1.8 0
No. Name No Yds TD No. Name No Yds TD
14 Lance Brown 2 59 0 6 Darrell Bush 2 26 0
88 Sheldon Jackson 1 37 0 20 Mark Cogdill 2 19 0
6 Kenny Cheatham 1 17 0 86 Gamer Simpkins 2 17 0
No. Name Att Cmp Int Yds TD No. Name Att Cmp Int Yds TD
7 ScottFrost 8 5 0 103 0 7 JetfWatson 19 7 1 66 0
1 Frankie London 9 3 0 35 0
Game Stats mmm mm? mm% \
First downs 27 12 Fumbles lost 3 2
Rushing attempts 64 37 Interceptions 1 0
Rushing yards 410 196 Penalties / yards 8 / 90 5 / 51
Passing attempts 17 19 Punt returns/yards 7/55 0/0
Passing completions 8 7 Kickoff returns / yards 2/76 1/15
Passing yards 138 66 Time of possession 32:39 27:21
Total plays 81 56 Third-down conversion 8 of 13 1 of 13
Total yards 548 203 Fourth-down conversion 0 of 3 0 fo 0 '■
Average yards per play 6.8 3.6 Sacks / yards 4/36 1/11
Huskers leave impression on BU
NU true freshman cornerback Erwin
Swiney also intercepted a pass.
“Basically in a football game, four or
five plays make the difference,” Baylor
coach Dave Roberts said. “You just can’t
go out and put the football on the ground.”
The Huskers’ first-team defense pro
duced all three BU turnovers, which left
senior defensive tackle Jason Peter ques
tioning the backups.
“Like I said last week, there was a lit
tle problem with depth,” Peter said. “And
that showed again today. So we’re going to
have to go back to practice again Monday
and start developing some more depth.”
Though it wasn’t a picture-perfect
win, Peter said, Nebraska is still on track
to reach its goal.
“Baylor isn’t the greatest team,” Peter
said, “but they’re in our way to a national
title. So we had to get through them.”
By Andrew Strnad
WACO, Texas - There were no sur
prises Saturday night.
A team full of talented players at
each skill position dominated a team
trying to do anything just to compete.
Baylor never posed a serious threat
to Nebraska. The Bears were outgained
by the Huskers in virtually every offen
BU quarterback Jeff Watson, who
finished the game with 66 yards throw
ing the ball but minus-36 yards rushing,
said the Bears found out a lot about their
own team, which should help them
compete with the rest of the Big 12
“We kept our honor. We never gave
up,” Watson said. “Dignity, integrity, all
those things. It sounds cheesy, but we
have to build up from somewhere.”
Watson also learned a great deal
from playing the Huskers.
The Bears’ signal caller said
Nebraska is the best team in the country.
“I don’t think people realize, but
/ know I need to gain some weight if Vm going to take on
linemen like Nebraska s.”
maybe they do, that (Nebraska) is at a
level that we want to reach,” Watson
said. “Everyone wants to reach that
The level Watson was referring to
wasn’t easy to specify, according to the
6-foot senior. But could it be described
in one word: dominance.
“It’s not like we’re bowing down to
them like, ‘Wow, they’re gods.’ But the
speed, the talent and the depth, and all
other aspects puts them with the best if
not the best team in the nation,” Watson
Baylor lost earlier this season to
unbeaten Michigan 38-6.
Feelings were the same among the
Baylor defenders. Junior linebacker
Kenyada Parker ran into the Husker
running game, which piled up 410
yards on the ground.
In addition to Parker’s five tackles,
the 6-2, 202-pound run stopper scored
the Bears’ last touchdown of the game
with no time remaining by recovering a
Willie Miller fumble in the end zone.
Parker said the whole game was a
learning experience, and one that mighl
have a lasting effect on his career.
“I know I need to gain some weight
if I’m going to take on linemen like
Nebraska’s,” Parker said.
The Huskers blasted the Bears off
the ball for an average of 6.8 yards per
play. The Bears also aided the Huskers
by turning the ball over three times,
which had BU coach Dave Roberts dis
“When you get into a game, any
game, no matter who it is, you can’t turn
the ball over and expect to win football
games,” Roberts said.
Despite losing by 28 points,
Roberts was thoroughly pleased with
his team’s effort, especially in the sec
ond half when the game was out of
Roberts said he expected the
Huskers to get his'attention with their
talent and speed, but he was most
impressed with the Huskers’ attitude
toward the game.
“What impressed me about them
was their class,” Roberts said. “They’re
very classy. They just go about th^ir
business and win. Coach Osborne is a
very classy person.”
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