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Some interesting numbers
from Nebraska’s rampage of a
Elapsed Time: 50 minutes.
Total plays for Nebraska and
Baylor: 20 each.
Total yards: Nebraska 189,
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of five. 8-9.
Baylor went three and out: five
of six. They went four and out
on the other.
Overheard from a Baylor
area sportswriter after
Nebraska’s 38-point first quar
ter: “I think college football
needs what Little League base
ball has: the mercy rule."
Cornerback Keyuo Craver
scored the first touchdown of
his career after he blocked
Baylor punter Adam Stile’s first
of 12 punts on the day and
recovered the loose ball in the
end zone for NU’s first score of
It was the third blocked
punt of Graver’s career.
Putting up its second high
est rushing total of the season,
Nebraska had 15 different play
ers carry the ball on Saturday.
On the ground, NU amassed
459 rushing yards, 93 more than
their nation-leading average of
366.5 coming into the game.
Coach Frank Solich called
the second half “disjointed," as
NU managed only seven sec
ond-half points. The Huskers
were hampered by six drive
stalling penalties in the second
“It's difficult to keep drives
alive when you keep getting
flagged for holding," said
Solich, whose team was penal
ized 12 times for 109 yards.
When it rained, it poured
yellow flags. Late in the third
quarter, penalties were called
on four consecutive plays.
The first question
addressed to Solich in the post
game press conference was
“How ready are you to play
After the win, NU's 13th in a
row, which is the longest streak
in the nation, the Huskers
retained their top position in
The Associated Press and
Coaches polls and are expected
to grab the top ranking in the
season's first official Bowl
Championship Series poll. The
BCS determines which two
teams will face off in the de
facto national championship
Notebook compiled by
Sophomore forward Christine Latham lunges at the ball in front of a Colorado defender Friday. Latham scored a goal and had two assists in Nebraska's 4-0 win. On Sunday, NU
defeated Texas Tech in Lubbock 4-1.
Soccer polishes scoring in wins
BY TOBY BURGER
Nebraska Soccer Coach John Walker had
said it all week - the lack of goals in Nebraska's
2-1 loss to Oklahoma, Nebraska’s first loss of the
season, wasn’t a big deal. It wasn’t a problem.
The Comhuskers’ offense was fine.
In NU’s 4-0 victory over Colorado on Friday
and 4-1 triumph over Texas Tech on Sunday, the
team proved that the lack of scoring wasn’t any
sort of epidemic. The Huskers believed Walker
when he said scoring was no big deal.
"John just told us all to keep doing the same
things we've been doing all year,” sophomore
Christine Latham said. "The goals will come.
Finishing was a problem that one game, but in
practice this week, we didn’t do any extra finish
ing. We worked on the same things we did
before we lost the game.”
And the goals came from strange places. Of
the eight goals scored in Nebraska’s 4-0 victory
over Colorado and the win over Texas Tech, four
were scored by Husker freshmen.
Freshman Lindsey Greenwood provided
two goals in the Huskers’ victory over Texas
Tech on Sunday in Lubbock, Texas.
Greenwood’s third and fourth goals of the
season helped the Huskers improve to 17-1-0
overall and 8-1-0 in the Big 12. In comparison,
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the Red Raiders fell to 4-12-0 and 2-7-0.
While Greenwood came in as a substitute,
starters Lauren Tatum and Christine Latham
each added a goal and Latham tallied two
assists. Latham’s performance added to her
league-leading 43 points and 18 goals.
The Red Raiders struck first and early. Ali
Jepson booted a ball over goalkeeper Karina
LeBlanc as she attempted to return to the box.
Even with the goal allowed, LeBlanc, the
Hermann Trophy candidate, still holds the
league lead in goais-against average at 0.43.
Greenwood entered the contest at the 27:12
mark, and made her presence felt with a goal at
30:30. She struck from outside the box and the
ball deflected past goalkeeper Brittney Preese.
It took less than two minutes before
Greenwood struck again. She blasted her sec
ond goal of the game and fourth of the season
off a Latham header that set up the go-ahead
goal. Tatum and Latham finished the scoring
onslaught with goals in the second half.
The victory over the Red Raiders followed a
4-0 win against Colorado on Friday night at the
Abbott Sports Complex.
Nebraska’s first goal came off a comer kick
at the 19:59 mark, as a combination of headers
led to a score by Latham.
Colorado tried to regain its composure after
the score but faltered again less than a minute
and a half later. Shannon Tanaka, a junior, took
a pass from Latham, sliced through the
Colorado defenders and blasted in her third
goal of the season.
Greenwood added a goal off assists from
Latham and junior Meghan Anderson.
Greenwood then turned around a minute and
38 seconds later to assist fellow freshman Lacey
Woolf on her second goal of the season.
The game also marked the last regular sea
son home game for seniors LeBlanc, Tatum,
Jenny Benson and Christine Gluck.
While LeBlanc tended goal for her 41st
career shutout, Benson, Gluck and Tatum all
returned to the field late in the second half. But
the seniors know that while the victory closes
out the last regular season home game, the
sports complex is likely to host post-season
“We know our season's not over here,”
Tatum said. "We know that we have some stuff
yet to prove on this field.”
Nebraska 12 15 15 15
Texas 15 8 5 10
BY SEAN CALLAHAN
AUSTIN, Texas—The hard
est thing about a No. 1 ranking
in any sport is carrying it on the
The Nebraska (19-0,11-0)
volleyball team found that out
Sunday as a previously under
achieving Texas (5-13, 4-7)
squad gave the Comhuskers as
much as they could handle in a
The last time these two
teams met on Sept. 13 in the
Coliseum the Huskers disman
tled the Longhorns 15-4,17-15,
The Horns came into
Sunday’s match with high emo
tions. The home team’s excite
ment resulted in the Longhorns
playing a nearly flawless first
game while NU couldn't have
played any worse.
In game one the Huskers hit
a season-low .146 with a sea
son-high eight service errors.
Nebraska Coach John Cook said
that combination doesn’t
match up very well and Texas
took advantage of it in the first
“Texas came out with a lot of
energy and they were very sharp
in that first game,” Cook said. "I
think we were maybe not
expecting them to play that
“We were a little bit tenta
tive, and we had a tough match
down here last year, so maybe
that was in the back of our
minds. I think it rattled us a little
bit, so that's why I think you saw
a lot of uncharacteristic errors
In games two and three, the
Huskers played what Cook
called "Nebraska Volleyball,”
allowing only 13 total points in
the two games, but in game four
Texas made things interesting
when they drew to within three,
A controversial call that had
UT Coach Jim Moore out of his
seat gave NU a 14-10 advantage,
which was enough to escape
with the game and the match.
Moore said after the game
he knew his team could play
with the Huskers and was glad it
showed that in game one.
“The one difference is they
blocked a lot of balls and we
didn’t block a lot of balls, but we
dug a lot of balls,” Moore said.
“We didn’t make any hitting
errors except for those into the
“That was one of the things I
said. We're still a team that’s try
ing to figure it out right now, so
when were trying to figure it out
against somebody as good as
Nebraska they’re going to score
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the ball Friday
The series of
ed on Sunday,
marked the end
of fall practice
“There’s so much pride involved. Having those bragging rights,
and not having to pay $10, makes life easier for me."
- Dan Johnson, on the winning team’s not having to pay for a team dinner
White team takes NU World Series
BY DANE ST1CKNEY
This year’s World Series had all the
makings of a classic.
Two teams from the same town
squaring off against each other, divid
ing households and friends. Great
pitching. Late inning heroics.
Only this World Series didn’t take
place in New York; it took place at Buck
The annual Red-White World
Series, which divides the Nebraska
baseball team in half and pits them
against each other for a best-of-seven
series, wrapped up on Sunday in sus
With the red team leading the
white team three games to two, the
sixth game, scheduled to go seven
innings, dragged into a dead-locked
ninth inning. Dan Johnson, white
team first baseman, forced a seventh
game by hitting a game-winning
The seventh game, which immedi
ately followed the sixth, was also
decided in extra innings.
Trailing 4-3 in the bottom of the
fifth inning of the six-inning game, the
white team began to rally. Red team
third baseman Jeff Blevins and second
baseman Ben McCown each commit
ted errors that helped the white team
take a 5-4 lead into the top of the sixth.
But the red team wouldn’t give up.
Shortstop Willie Jones walked, stole
second and scored on a single by des
ignated hitter Justin Seely. After a walk
and a wild pitch, Seely scored on an
infield single by red right fielder lyier
Banker, giving the red team a 6-5 lead.
The white team tied the score in
the bottom of the sixth when Zack
Hughes hit an infield single to score
the tying run.
In the extra seventh inning, the red
team went down in order. The white
team took advantage in the bottom of
the inning as outfielder Jeff Leise
walked, stole second and advanced to
third on a throwing error. The next
batter, Josh Hesse, hit a ground ball
toward McCown, who got his glove on
the ball but couldn’t stop it, giving the
white team the victory.
Johnson said the competitive
games made the series enjoyable.
“It make things a lot more intense
on and off the field,” he said. “The red
team was giving us a lot of crap, so it
felt good to win the series.”
Johnson said the series divided his
household because of the four house
members, two played for the red team
and two for the white.
To add to the drama of the series,
each player for the losing team must
chip in $10 to help pay for a team din
“There’s so much pride involved,”
he said. “Having those bragging rights,
and not having to pay $10, makes life
easier for me.”
Coach Dave Van Horn said he was
pleased by his team’s efforts.
“As a whole, this was the most
competitive series I can remember,”
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