The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, October 21, 1997, Page 7, Image 7

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The Big 12 offensive player of
the week was Nebraska junior I
back Ahman Green. Green had 178
yards on 24 carries and a touch
down in NU’s 29-0 victory over
Texas Tech.
The Big 12 defensive playgsrof
the week was Kansas State sopho
more linebacker Jeff Kelly. Kelly
had 11 tackles, five of those for
losses, and two sacks in KSlfs 36
17 win over Texas A&M.
The Big 12 special teams play
er of the week was also a Wildcat.
Freshman punt returner David
Allen set a KSU record with 125
punt-retum yards, which set up 10
points for K-State in the first quar
Oklahoma State and Nebraska
are tied with several other teams for
the third longest win streak in the
nation with seven. Both streaks go
back to last year when Oklahoma
State beat Baylor and Nebraska
beat Virginia Tech in tbe Orange
Bowl. Penn State has die longest
winning streak in the nation at 11. >
Is it a return to the wishbone for
Oklahoma? Maybe not, but OU
quarterback Eric Moore was the
first Sooner QB to rush for more
than 100 yards since Steve Collins
vj*d.9&9*ffUShiQg4!ar 141.yards in
Oklahoma’s 24-23 win over Baylor.
Coach John Blake said before the
game against the Bears that OU
would switch to a more option
style attack on offense.
The Kansas State defense held
Texas A&M to negative 35 yards
rushing Saturday, believed to be the
lowest in modem Aggie history.
Texas A&M Coach R.C. Slocum
said Kansas State forced the *
Aggies into mistakes in all four
' “We were pretty much running
uphill all day long,” Slocum said.
“We knew that we wouldn’t be able
to run die ball if we couldn’t make
big plays in the passing game. We
didn’t, so we had a tough time.”
Bowl bids and possibly coach
ing jobs are on the line when
Colorado and Texas, both 3-3, play
in Austin, Texas, this weekend.
There has been speculationdiat UT
John Mackovic’s job may be on the
line if he can ’t turn in a strong per
formance for the rest of the season.
For his part, Mackovic said he
doesn’t think his job is in jeopardy
in any way.
i. “To be straightforward, I don’t
have any discussion about {his with
anyone but the media^Mackotfic
said. “I’m not worried about itaftti
right now." a
% This week1* f ^ '
Big 12 games
Missouri at Oklahoma State
Baylor at Iowa State
Texas A&M at Texas Tech
Kansas State at Oklahoma
Colorado at Texas
Nebraska at Kansas
Big 12 Notebook compfledby
Daily Nebraskan Staff Reporter
Sam McKewon.
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By Jay Saunders
Assignment Reporter
Nebraska soccer team bad been
But many of -
those wins csime
against teams
with losing
records and
ranked near the;
bottom of the
Big 12
proved Monday
those last eightwms were
fluke, as the Huskers beat No. 4
Duke 5-0 in Durham, N.C.
The win was the first-ever victo
ry over a top-five ranked team for
NU(13-2 overall)
The Blue Devils dropped to 12-3
on the season and suffered their first
i loss this season to a team not ranked
( in the top five. Duke lost to No. 2
Notre Dame and No. 3 Portland ear
lier this season.
The game, which was supposed
to. b^played Sunday
postponed because 'Di
Championship Field was linderwa
terrflebraska Coach John Walker
said the field was still muddy on
Monday, but it didn’t play a big role
in the game.
Walk er called the win a confi
dence booster. The Huskers lost
their last two road games, and hadn’t
beaten a ranked team on the road
since last season’s 3-1 win over
Duke. Walker said the win was big
because of the lack of success
Nebraska has had on the road this
“We know we played well in the
last month,” Walker said. “It was
important for us to play that way
against a quality team and on the
Postponing the game meant the
Huskers had not played a game in
over a week, but NU didn’t miss a
Nebraska struck early, as sopho
more Lindsay Eddleman put a shot
past Duke goalkeeper Dana Piper
just one minute, 13 seconds into the
match. The goal, which was assisted
by junior midfielder/striker Kim
Engesser, was the first of three goals
for Eddleman.
The hat trick was Eddleman’s
second in her Husker career.
Eddleman also scored in the 34th
minute, assisted by junior Kristen
Gay, and finished off the scoring
with another goal assisted by Gay in
the 88th minute.
Sandwiched between
Eddleman’s goals were two goals by
r sophomore Amy Walsh. The reserve
scored goals in the 31st and 52nd
» minute for die Huskers, pushing her
• goal total on the year to five.
3 JNU attempted .13 &ots on goal,
compared to only four for Duke.
Nebraska also controlled the battle
of possession, taking seven corner
kicks while the Blue Devils only
managed two.
Walker said the Huskers played
their best game of the year, sustain
ing pressure for the entire 90 min
utes. He said NU got a huge boost
from the bench.
“It is gratifying because we
played an all-around game,” Walker
Senior goalkeeper Rebecca
Hombacher recorded three saves on
her way to posting her ninth straight
shutout, which continues to be a
Nebraska retard. The Nebraska
847 minutes, 29 seconds. }
“We got contributions frdm
everyone,” Walker said. “We
defended really well, and Becky
(Hombacher) was solid.”
It was important for us to play (well)
against a quality team and on the road.”
John Walker
NU head coach
By David Wilson
Senior Reporter ~
Kris Brown’s three field goals
Saturday chdn’t come as a shock to
Texas TechC<^d^jSjDi|eDykes. *
“That guy hasn’t missed a fidld
I goal since - weH, we'retalking abdut
Germany - since Hitler was a corao
rai,” H9am^aifdifust ki£s
everything right through the middlf.”
The Nebraska junior made fidld
goals from 31,32 and41 yards-his
season long - as the Cotnhuskers
downed the Red Raider's 29-0 at
Memorial Stadium.
v.. Though he has now made seven
consecutive field goals, Brown did
n’t start the season olgon the right
foot Sp -j'J -
In the Huskers’ first three games,
Brown missed three of five field
goals and said he knew something
wasn't right
“I would be lying ifl said I wasn’t
disappointed,” Brown said after NU’s
* 27:U victory at Washington Sept.
20“I expect moreout of myself. I’m
BBHuB weeks of preparation
prim to the Kansas State game bn
Oct. 4, Brown and NU Kickers
Coach Dan Young reviewed tape-of
some of Brown’s field goals ahd
% compared his form from last season
tf>tJ; '■ , V- '
Problem solved.
“He wasn’t aggressive enough to
the ball,” Young said Saturday. “He
just wasn’t attacking the ball. And his
plant foot at times was just a little bit
too far up. Mostly it was a matter of
kicking with a little more confidence
and just going after it”
Since looking at die tapes, Brown
has made five of five field-goal
Please see BROWN on 8