Cornhuskers live up to billing, smash KU

By Bob Gretz sportswriter Lawrence Kan— Even the most optimistic Kansas fan did not need the university’s math department computer to figure out the numbers weren’t going to add up to a Jayhawk victory Saturday at Memorial Stadium Here was Nebraska ranked sixth in the country with major-college football’s top offense and top running game And here was Kansas stumbling through its worst season in the last four and ranked next to last among Division I teams in stopping the run Furthermore Nebraska had beaten Kansas State by 29 points just two weeks earlier and Kansas was coming off a 29-point loss to the Wildcats last Saturday night It promised to be a long afternoon for Kansas Coach Don Fambrough It was Nebraska 52 Kansas 0 It may have been a moral victory of sorts for the Jayhawks that they held the Huskers to 52 points The last time Nebraska found itself against a rushing defense as bad as Kansas’ they ran for 677 yards and scored 68 points against New Mexico State last in the NCAA in rushing defense Despite an injury-ridden starting back-field of Turner Gill Roger Craig and Mike Rozier Nebraska ran for 426 yards passed for 120 and averaged 63 yards per play A total of 13 players gained yards rushing and Rozier ran for 123 yards in 16 carries and scored twice Defensively the Huskers were equally impressive They allowed the Kansas offense 69 yards and just 6 yards net rushing The Jayhawks made it into Nebraska territory just once Senior quarterback Mike Bohn who got the first start of his career because of a shoulder injury to FYank Seurer was harassed unmercifully by the Huskers He was sacked six times for minus 54 yards “I’d have to say I tlunk they are the best offensive team in the nation” Fambrough said of Nebraska A lot of teams in the country would like to have Nebraska’s defense Maybe it’s not as good as some of the Nebraska defenses in the past years but they are winning with it “I felt our team for the first half especially on defense probably battled them about as well as we could ’’ In fact Nebraska led just 17-0 at halftime as Coach Tom Osborne’s offense wasn’t clicking as he wanted it to “Kansas played hard especially in the first half and 1 thought it was still a game at the end of the half” Osborne said “I was concerned we might let down We weren’t playing with the greatest intensity “Our ability to score right at the start of the (second) half closed it out ” Nebraska had 267 yards in offense in the first half and only 17 points But the Huskers scored the first time they got their hands on it m the third quarter when Rozier went around right end on a 25-yard touchdown run On the next offensive play Kansas freshman running back Rob ert Mimbs who started for an injured Kerwin Bell fumbled and the Huskers’ Allen Lyday recovered Four plays latei Jeff Smith scored from 1 vard out and it was 31-0 Three more scores followed including one by Rozier of 27 yards and a late 1 yard touchdown by quarterback Nate Mason It was even a rough day for punter Bucky Scribner normally a Jayhawk bright spot While he averaged 478 yards for 10 kicks Smith returned an early fourth- 3uartcr punt 65 yards for a touch-own It was the first time a punt had been returned for a score after it had left Scribner’s foot “One part of the game that we wanted to win was the kicking game’’ Osborne said “Scribner and (Bruce) Kallmeyer are excellent but again 1 feel we played well in that area” But Osborne must have been pleased with his own punter Grant Campbell who didn’t take rth qua His kick was downed at tne Kansas’ 2-yard line Five times when Nebraska was faced with a fourth down Osborne had them go for it They failed only twice Nebraska went 80 yards in 14 plays after taking the opening kickoff as fullback Mark Mora-vec scored on an 18-yard run on fourth down and 1 On their second possession Moravec fumbled ana Kansas’ Mike Arbanas recovered “In the first half we stumbled around a bit” Nebraska center Dave Rimington said “Kansas can be pretty stingy when they want to be and they were taking away the big play from us We were moving on nickel -and-dime plays and if you keep doing that sooner or later a penalty or mis take is going to kill you ’ Kicker Kevin Seibel made it 10-0 with a 33-yard field goal in the second quarter and the Huskers made it 17-0 before intermission when Gill hit tight end Jamie Williams on a 12-yard touchdown pass Gill had a good day passing something the Huskers did every once in a while to awaken the ap-20000 faithful who comple 14 attempts for 115 yards proximately 2 followed them

Husker defense ruins Bohn’s first start With Seurer out reserve quarterback thrust against No 6 Nebraska By Mark Lee KU apoda onraapondem Mike Bohn Lawrence Kan— If the Kansas football field was a stage Saturday then Mike Bohn was the little-known understudy who finally got the leading role The star usually is Frank Seurer but Seurer reinjured his left shoulder last week and Bohn received the first start of his career against the Nebraska Comhusk-ers When the show was all over KU had lost 52-0 but one critic praised Bohn for his performance “He played the best he could play” KU Coach Don Fambrough said “He deserves a compliment for the way he played against the hlitz He didn’t have much help” Bohn a reserve junior-varsity quarterback for three years and a baseball player in the spring was making only his third varsity appearance Bohn completed four of 13 passes for 63 yards and was sacked six times for 54 yards in losses “I didn’t think I played too great but nobody on our team played great” said Bohn a senior from Boulder Colorado “The way the Nebraska defense came at us I don’t think anyone could have done that good I didn’t expect that many blitzes ery think they felt I was an inexperienced quarterback and they decided to take advantage of it ” Bohn’s previous varsity experience came last Saturday in KU’s 36-7 loss to Kansas State and in the second game of the season against Texas Christian Against the Wildcats Bolin completed one of four passes for 7 yards Over the last two years he had led the junior varsity to a 7-1-1 record I was very confused” Bohn said “I wish we could have had better ball control I wanted to make sure we didn’t make a lot of turnovers but in the second half we gave them the ball They have great depth and we couldn’t afford to give them the ball” Bohn threw one interception and KU lost two fumbles in the second lialf an improvement over last week when KU made six turnovers against Kansas State Seurer started the K-State game but reinjured his shoulder in the second half and sophomore (tyike Frederick and Bonn had to play quarterback for Kansas “I hope Frank is back next week” Bohn said “He’s a great player and we need him I have no resets if I don’t play the rest of theyear” Tne KU offense couldn’t score against Kansas State with Seurer at quarterback but with Bohn playing the leadership role KU got only 69 yards of total offense and seven first downs Of course it doesn’t help play ing the sixth ranked team in the nation either “I’d have to rank Nebraska as the best around” said Bohn who played all but the last KU series “I’m not hurt but I know I will be sore in the morning ’ ‘ That kind of soreness is something Bohn usually doesn’t feel af ter a baseball game Bohn was the designated hitter on the KU baseball team last spring and he liatted 253