LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) - Pure luck. That's how Nebraska offensive
lineman Matt Slauson describes Nebraska's 35-12 victory over San
Jose State this afternoon in Lincoln.
Until Niles Paul's 85-yard kick return for a touchdown, San Jose
State was threatening to leave Memorial Stadium with more than just
the $800,000 it was due for showing up.
The 26½-point underdog Spartans pulled within two points after a
field goal early in the fourth quarter and had the momentum.
Then Paul broke loose for his long runback, San Jose starting
quarterback Kyle Reed was knocked out of the game and the Spartans
Slauson says the football gods were looking out for the Huskers.
He said he was baffled when he looked at the scoreboard at one
point and saw that the Spartans had twice the number of yards as