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CEDAR RAPIDS

SECTION E
CEDAR RAPIDS, IOWA, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 18, 1977

SPORTS

Iowa Defense Stuns ISU in 12-10 Thriller
RIP fine C<%Krar1ar By Gus Schrader

GaietleSj»rls Editor

IOWA CITY — A capacity crowd of 59,725 and an ABC regional TV audience decided the defense alone was worth waiting 43 years to see. Iowa upset Iowa State 12-10 in a slam-bam renewal of their football series Saturday, and when the Cyclones' last-gasp hope finally failed in the dying seconds, several dozen delirious Hawkeye fans tore down the north goalposts while others jumped on student-section seats until they smashed them into souvenirs. But otherwise the long-awaited, long-argued game went off with no major difficulties. The fans of both sides seemed reluctant to leave the battle scene. They tarried to replay the big moments. Iowa boosters especially lingered to enjoy the music of the Hawkeye band, played by musicians

with their caps on backward in the traditional winners' fashion. The rival coaches and players exchanged flattering comments about each other's teams. But everybody knew the truce would last only until Sept. 23,1978, when the two universities will match their teams again. Headed by linebackers Tom Rusk, Dean Moore and Mike Jackson, the Hawkeyes gave Iowa State only 96 yards in total offense. Iowa had to labor mightily to net 192 yards, and 77 of them came on Dennis Mosley's dazzling scrimmage run. All but three points of the scoring came In a wild first quarter. Iowa State drew first blood. Tom Buck backed up to his 37-yard line to field a punt, and the Buck didn't stop until the end zone was reached, a 63yard run. The point was converted by Scott Kollman, who kicks leftfooted, barefooted and soccer-style. Iowa answered that with Mosley's

77-yard sprint when he cut back off an end sweep and outlegged everyone in sight. Dave Holsclaw, Iowa punter pressed into placekicking duty by the freak golf cart accident that put Scott Schilling in the hospital, missed the extra point, so Iowa trailed 7-6. Three plays after receiving Iowa's kickoff, the Cyclones lost the ball on a fumble at the 19 by Terry Rubley, starting quarterback, and that was his last action of the day. Coach Earle Bruce put in John C/uinn, freshman from Des Moines, who went the rest of the way. It took the Hawks only two Jarring jolts by fullback Jon Lazar to go ahead to stay. First the Tama junior fullback rammed nine yards over right guard to the 10. Then he shot over left guard, used blocks by Jim Hllgenberg and Mike Mayer against ISll's vaunted defensive line and rolled into the end zone.

This time the Hawks went for two, but Tom Boskey threw Iowa's freshman QB, Bob Commings, jr., far behind the line, and the quarter ended 12-7. "Actually, our defense had another shutout today," exulted Iowa Coach Bob Commings. "Iowa State's touchdown came against our punting team, although several defensive players are on that unit, and they got their field goal when we fumbled the ball away." The fumble came after Ernie Sheeter had gained eight yards around right end. He lost the ball and Boskey recovered It for ISU on the Iowa 27. Many Iowa partisans booed because they thought Boskey did not have possession before the ball went out of bounds. But the officials — half from the Big Ten and half from the Big Eight Please Turn to Page 5.

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ISU's Tom Buck opens scoring on 63-yard punt return (ISU coach Earle Brvce, arrow)

Nebraska Scores Late, Tops 'Bama
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Halfback Rick Bems somersaulted into the end zone from one yard out with 7: 12 remaining to hand Nebraska a 3124 upset victory over fourth-ranked Alabama in a* turnover-plagued college football game Saturday. Defensive back Jim Pillen intercepted two passes in the final 4:14 of the game to ice the Cornhusker win over the Crimson Tide before a regional television audience. The score was tied at 24-24 in the fourth quarter when the Huskers launched the 15-play, 80-yard drive that ended in Bems' tally, ending the Crimson Tide's hopes. In the first half, two touchdowns for each team were sandwiched between an early field goal by Nebraska and a Bama field goal with ten seconds left to knot the score 17-17 at intermission. The Huskers grabbed a 24-17 edge two plays after Bama quarterback Jeff Rutledge's pass was intercepted at the Nebraska 39. Curtis Craig tallied from 17 yards out after back-to-back interceptions. Tony Nathan tied it for the Tide with 12:34 left in the game on a oneyard plunge capping a 55-yard drive. Nebraska put together the winning drive on its next possession. Pillen intercepted a Rutledge pass with 4:14 remaining and another at 1:41 left to secure the Nebraska win. Rutledge was intercepted five times. The first was on Alabama's first play from scrimmage and set up a 3-0 Husker lead when Billy Todd booted a 29-yard field goal seven plays later. The Tide bounced back on the next series, marching 91 yards on 10 plays with Rutledge scoring from the seven, halfway through the period.

Commings: 'Hope ISU Wins Big 8'
IOWA CITY — "We wish Iowa State the best of luck," Iowa Coach Bob Commings said after the Hawkeyes' 12-10 squeaker Saturday. "Hell, I hope they win the Big Eight!" "I can't believe our defense," the Iowa coach continued. "It was simply outstanding. Time after time they held. I kept thinking, 'One of these times...' "The whole game revolved around two great defenses. We broke one and they broke one, but otherwise the defenses were superb. I think the Iowa defensive performance was the greatest Fve ever been associated with as a player or coach. "I just saw Gov. Bob Ray, and he said it was one of the greatest games he ever saw. He was pleased that after all the hullabaloo it turned out to be a really thrilling game. "Iowa State has nothing to be ashamed of. Give them credit. They played it tough. Whatever Earle Bruce said about his defense, we concur 100 percent. "Larry Coyer (Iowa defensive coordinator) is as much responsible for this win as anyone at Iowa. He did a great job in getting the defense ready."

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Dennis Mosley sprints 77yards for Iowa's first TD

Luther Wins 18-6
DECORAH — Former Cedar Rapids Kennedy quarterback Dave Bennett continued his impressive performance in the Iowa conference as he paced Luther to an 18-6 win over Mankato State Saturday in college football. Bennett, along with the hard running of Troy Pendelton and a staunch Norseman defense led Luther to its second win of the season without a toss. The 6-3 junior quarterback scored on a one-yard run in the first quarter and added a 46-yard scoring strike to Pendelton in the second period. Pendelton led all ground gainers with 83 yards in 17 carries while Bennett also passed foj an additional 113 markers. Luther's other scores came on Luther — Mankato St.
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safeties in the third and fourth periods. Lee Valenta had a solo safety in the third period and teamed with Steve Gilbert son for a two-pointer in the fourth.

Linebackers Tom Rusk (left) and Dean Moore headed fierce Iowa defense

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