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About The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current | View Entire Issue (Oct. 26, 1998)
Nebraska I-back DeAngelo
Evans continues to be sidelined
by a bruised tailbone, as he was
kept out for the second week in a
His replacement, Correll
admirably, gaining 125 yards on
25 carries. It was the second
straight game in which
Buckhalter has gained more
than 100 yards.
For the second time this sea
son, an opposing team recov
ered an NU fumble and returned
it for a touchdown. Missouri's
Steve Erickson recovered
Buckhalter’s fumble and
returned it 41 yards for a touch
Earlier in the season, Texas
A&M linebacker Warrick
Holdman recovered a Bobby
Newcombe fumble for a touch
down in the Aggies' 28-21 win
in College Station. Texas.
Monte Christo was named
the Fox Sports Net Player of the
Game after NU's 20-13 victory
Saturday. Christo rushed for 79
yards and completed one pass
for 8 yards in backing up
Nebraska stayed No. 7 in
both The Associated Press and
USA Today/Coaches polls
Sunday. The Huskers hold a
slim lead over Texas A&M in
the AP polk with 1,250 points to
the Aggies' 1,240. In the coach
es poll, NU leads Wisconsin by
only four points, 1,134 to 1,130.
Ohio State stayed No. 1 in
both polls, continuing its trend
since the beginning of the sea
In the AP poll UCLA is No.
2 followed by Tennessee, while
Kansas State is third in the
No team has ever been No. 1
from the first poll to the last.
The closest any team ever came
was Nebraska in 1983. The
Huskers lost to Miami 31-30 in
the final game of the season.
Former Nebraska opponents
had a mixed bag this weekend.
Louisiana Tech lost 32-17 to an
Auburn team that just had its
head coach resign. Washington
escaped with a 35-34 victory
over Oregon State. Oklahoma
State rolled over Oklahoma 41
26. Kansas upset No. 24
Colorado 33-17 at home under a
Texas A&M had possibly
the most meaningful win, a 17
10 triumph over 6-2 Texas Tech.
California played No. 2
UCLA close the entire game,
Cal had a controversial play
go against it, as UCLA recov
ered a fumble inside its own 5
yard line that it never actually
had possession of. Cal actually
recovered the fumble, but the
ball was awarded to the Bruins
Compiled by senior editor
Photos (clockwise from top left)
MISSOURI WIDE RECEIVER John Dausman drops the ball in the end zone on the second-to-last play of the game. Erwin Swiney was defending.
SHEVIN WIGGINS CARRIES a few Missouri players before being brought down on a key 53-yard punt return in the third quarter. Wiggins’ return
set up NU’s first touchdown.
DEFENSIVE TACKLE LORAN KAISER exults after a defensive stop in the third quarter. The Huskers held Missouri to 166 total yards.
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NEBRASKA QUARTERBACK MONTE CHRISTO collides with Missouri’s Daniel McCamy on the goal line as Christo breaks the plane and scores
the go-ahead touchdown with 10:27 left in the game.
Huskers slide by Missouri
in near-replay of ’97 finish
By Jay Saunders
Nebraska and Missouri decided to make an encore performance of
their 1997 thriller in a variety of ways Saturday.
For the second consecutive year, the game wasn’t decided until the
final play. For the second consecutive year, that final play was a sack of
MU quarterback Corby Jones. ,*
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left I turned to
their huddle and
asked them if they
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live year, No. 7 Nebraska won by
seven points, this time a 20-13 test
of survival in front of 76,325 at
“Both teams competed
tremendously hard,” NU Coach
Frank Solich said. “These games
are great for the fans, but I don’t
know about the coaches.”
Like last season, one team had
a chance to tie die game at the end
of regulation. In 1997 it was
Nebraska, which got a miraculous
touchdown catch from Matt
Davison, that had that chance and
made good on it.
Saturday Missouri had that
chance. And with seven seconds
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dam near pulled it off.
Following a Comhusker fumble, MU drove to NU’s 22-yard line.
From there, Tiger quarterback Corby Jones lofted a ball toward the end
zone where receiver John Dausman caught the ball - and dropped it.
Jones had one last shot at the end zone, but he was sacked by Enc
Johnson as time expired, thus ending MU’s upset bid.
“With four seconds left I turned to their huddle and asked them if
they remembered anything like this,” msh end Chad Kelsay said.
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Rushing £*ggi Rushing Q
Name Car Yds Avg TD Name Car Yds Avg TD
CorreW Buckhalter 25 125 5.0 0 Q#SfrWest 24 72 3.0 0
Monte Christo 20 67 3.3 2 Derek Black 2 5 2.5 0
Bobby Newcombe 9 33 3.7; 0 Corby-Jones 11 0 0.0 1
Name Rec Yds Long TD Name Rec Yds Long TD
Corre# Buckhalter 2 20 14 0 Jonn Dausman 4 34 12 0
Shevin Wiggins 2 17 12 0 Derek Black 2 7 7 0
Sheldon Jadkson 2 < 12 6 0 Kareem Wise 1 32 32 0
Name Comp Att Yds TD Name Comp Att Yds -TD
BobbyNewcombe 7 ft 65 0 Corby Jones 8 20 89 0
Monte Christo 15 7 0
Game Stats Nebraska Missouri Nebraska Missouri I
First downs 22 10 Fumbles lost 2 1
Rushing attempts 61 37 Interceptions 0 0
-Rushing yards 256 77 Penalties/yards AI26 5/41
. j Passing completions 8 8 Punt returns / yards 4/66 0/0
Pa«s^f®empts 16 20 Kickoff returns / yards 1/40 3/56
Passing yards 72 89 Time of possession 32:54 27:06
• ®ial yards 328 166 Sacks/yards 3/19 1/6
scoring Summary Nebraska** 3 3 7 7 20
Missouri 0 13 0 0 13.
Team Qtr Scoring play Plays - yards Score
NU 1 K. Brown 38 - yd field goal 8-15 3 0
MU 2 S. Erickson 41 - yd fumble recovery 3 6
MU 2 C. Jones 1 - yd run 10 - 25 3 13
NU 2 K. Brown 30 - yd field goal 14 - 68 6 13
NU 3 M. Christo 1 - yd run 6-14 13 13
NU 4 M. Christo 3 - yd run 8-49 20 13
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