1996 Spring Game
Good afternoon Husker fans, and welcome to the 1996
Red-White Spring Game.
Please excuse me if I disapppear at some point, I'm having some
modem problems and we're trying to get a faster modem set up.
They're doing a video tribute to Brook Berringer right now.
For those who haven't been here before, this web page will auto-refresh
every two minutes. At the end of each quarter we will switch
to a new block.
When we tested this the other day, I wasn't getting the
formatting working quite right, I don't know if it is working
as I write this or not, but I'll assume it is.
I'm now switching ove to the 1st quarter.
The white squad receives the ball first,
and carries it out to around the 20.
Monte Christo carries the ball, gets out to about the 25.
I think I missed a play, Christo may have recovered his own fumble.
Oops, Rose changes his mind, Perino is the QB. (Number switcht to avoid using Berringer's 18)
Incomplete pass, the White squad will punt.
Benning catches the punt at the 45 and is stopped there.
The red team takes over at it's own 44. Frost the QB,
tries to hit Holbein but just hits the fingertips.
Spread formation. Green the only I-back, gets the ball
and goes out at about the White 47. Flag on the play.
Late hit, ball now on the 32.
Frost pitches to Green, he's out of bounds, no gain.
Flag on the play, it's on the defense. 2nd and 5.
Pass complete to Holbein at the 25. 3rd and 2 coming.
Pitch to Green, he gets to the 24, that'll be short of the 1st down.
Pitch to Green, Tomich drags him down, flag, possible facemask.
5 yard face mask, 1st down at the White 19.
Makovicka gets the ball, gets maybe 1 yard.
Schuster into the game. Pass complete to Holbein at the 10,
he falls forward to the 8.
Pass into the end zone, batted down by Vershan Jackson, knocked down by the defende, Jerome Peterson.
The pitch is behind Green, Jackson falls on it for a big loss back to the 16.
KFAB is running some old plays and missed the current on.
Frost kept it, got to the 10 or so. Field goal coming from the 16, it's good.
Red 3, White 0
Kickoff goes into the end zone, touchback.
Perino is still the QB. Pass incomplete to Haafke. A bit behind the receiver.
Fullback up the middle to the 26, Ben Kingston.
Pitch to Sims, he's short of the 1st at the 28.
The white squad will punt, Lafleur gets off a good one,
Wiggins bobbles it, and the White squad recovers at the 10.
DeBates recovering the ball.
Perino on the option, gets to about the 8.
Perino hits Applegate, he gets to the 3.
Sims gets the ball and scores for the white team.
The extra point is good.
Red 3, White 7
Retzlaff kicks off, Benning gets it, takes it out to the 30.
Pitch to Benning, he gets to the 31.
Lawrence Phillips was drafted 6th, by the Rams.
No other Huskers taken yet.
Terwilliger is injured and comes out. Frost mishandles the
snap but the Red team keeps it, losing a bunch.
Benning brings it out to the 17, a long ways from the 1st.
Kosch back to punt, taken by Whiting at the 45.
Sims gets it, takes it to the 49.
Terwilliger has an injured shoulder.
Penalty on the last play, holding on the offense.
1st and 20. Screen pass to Whiting, he gets to the 41, tackeled by Warfield.
Single back set, Perino keeps it on a busted play, he's knocked out of bounds by Fulman.
3rd and 5. Sims gets to the 45, just short of the 1st.
They go for it on 4th down, but it doesn't work. Sims carried.
Benning carries, loses yardage.
Hesse in on the tackle for a 4 yard loss.
Frost keeps it, gets to the 48.
Frost is hit, loses the ball again but falls on it.
Flag before the play.
I'm not sure what happened but there was a punt, the white squad takes over at about the 25.
I think I missed two plays fiddling with the radio. Sorry.
Sims carries, he's short of the 1st. 4th down end of the quarter.
I'm going to do the 2nd quarter from the KFAB call, I mostly used KLIN the 1st quarter but actually had both stations on. Too hard to follow.
KFAB is continuing to run plays from past games. Stupid idea.
I think KFAB missed a punt. Terwilliger has a near separation on his right shoulder.
I think Frost carried it on 1st down.
2nd and 6. Green gets 3.
There was a fumble, apparently, the white team has the ball.
Christo in at QB
Christo gets to the 42. I think I'll move back to KLIN and
Jim Rose's call at the next commercial.
Christo again, no gain.
3rd and 9 for the white team, I'm not sure what happened.
Shaw nails Sims for 1 yard gain when there was a big hole.
Pass complete to Haafke, short of the 1st down.
Turman will come in at QB. He keeps it, tackled by Wistrom and Hesse.
Turman has the pocket collapse on him, Hesse in on the sack.
Turman in the shotgun, complete to Holbein in the open, he's pushed out of bounds at the 12.
Turman keeps it, is knocked out of bounds by Booker at the 11.
Schuster takes it to the 9. Turman ducks up the middle,
gets to maybe the 8.
Brown in for a field goal attempt. It's good.
Red 6, White 7, 9:44 left in the 1st half
Brown to kick off, it comes out to the 27. Christo will QB again.
Network response seems to be getting worse, it might be related to the slower than usual modem connection.
Penalty, offsides on the defense before the play.
2nd and about 3.
Raymond is close to the 1st at the 36.
Christo hits Debates at the Red 40, he gets to the 35.
No gain by Sims(?).
Christo takes off, gets to the 29, 3rd and 3.
Running play, it's close to the 1st. (I seem to be having about as much trouble with Rose and Fiala as I do with Pavelka and Gary S.
1st down at the 25.
Fake to the fullback, pass intended to Held, incomplete.
Sims gets the ball, gets back to the line of scrimmage, Kelsay on the tackle.
Christo gets the pass off as he's being rushed by Shaw,
it's incomplete. Flag on the play. Defense lined up in the neutral zone.
Kingston gets it to the 20. McFarlin on the stop.
They go for it on 4th down. Christo hits TJ DeBates for a TD.
The PAT is good by Retzlaff.
Red 6, White 14.
Green has the kickoff, takes it out to around midfield.
Frost in at QB again. Takes it to the White 48, Travis
Toline on the tackle.
Frost keeps it again, gets the 1st down.
It looks like the Red team is concentrating on the running game for now.
Frost can't find a receiver, gets back to about the line.
5 yard penalty on the defense.
Frost keeps it, gets a 1st down inside the 20.
Frost pitches to Benning, he gets to the 16. Flag down.
Penalty on the red squad this time, holding.
Ball at the 25. No setbacks, shotgun formation.
Frost rolls out but nobody open, he eats it, losing 3.
Pass incomplete to Wiggins. Under 2 minutes left in the half.
Pass may have been tipped, intercepted by the white squad.
Perino throws a bomb to Held at the Red 36, flag downfield.
A running play loses 2, but there's a flag. illegal use of hands on the offense.
Perino scrambles, picks up some of the yardage back. Another holding call on the white squad.
1st and 42. Sims carries for a small gain. Time out, 9 seconds left in the half.
2nd and 39. Perino puts it up deep, Haafke can't catch up with it.
Swing pass to Sims ends the half.
Red 6, White 14 at the half.
I'm going to try to fix the modem problem during halftime.
OK, I think I've got it working better now.
Looks like the formatting is working OK, too.
KLIN is doing a tribute to Brook Berringer during halftime.
So far, Scott Frost has not had all that great a game,
but neither has anybody else. Christo and Perino have
had some good plays.
Several players are sitting out the spring game for
disciplinary reasons or because injuries: Riley Washington,
Tim Carpenter (knee surgery), Aaron Wills, Kenny Cheatham,
Frankie London, Terrell Farley, and Scott Saltsman.
FB Billy LeGate is listed in the Journal-Star as not playing
today, but I think he's been in on a play. (I could be wrong on that.)
The pressbox is full for today's spring game, which is a first. Among the
media present are the New York Times, Sports Illustrated,
and the Kansas City Star.
I haven't made up my mind about Jim Rose as a radio play-by-play
announcer yet. He's not always doing a good job of naming the ballcarrier,
but that may be related to this being the spring game. Adrian Fiala
is still an excellent color commentator.
The teams are back on the field.
Scott Frost had an excellent spring game last year, but
he was on the White squad last year. This year he's on
the Red squad, so he has to face the #1 defense.
If today's game is any indication, the defense isn't going to lose much
from this past season.
The starting QB job will probably still be somewhat open after today's game,
although it wouldn't surprise me to see Scott Frost listed atop the final
depth chart from spring drills.
Retzlaff kicks off the start the 3rd quarter, Benning
takes it out to about the 43.
Frost at center again, gives it to Green, who loses 3.
Stopped by Tomich and Hesse.
Fake to Green, Frost keeps it, gets to the 42.
3rd and a long 11. Frost throws it deep, batted down by Jeff Ogard.
The red team is called for holding.
Brown will punt. He gets off a good one, downed at the 1.
Now they call it a touchback.
Sims to the 30, 1st down at the 31.
Kris Brown got off about a 70 yard punt on that one.
Perino pitches to Sims, he gets to the 33.
FB gets 5.
Perino keeps it, comes up a yard short, 4th down.
The officials throw a flag before the punt.
The punt may have been partially blocked, Benning gets it
to the 29, DeBates kept him from getting into the clear.
Frost just misses Vershan Jackson, off his fingers.
Green on a counter, loses yardage, tackled by Hesse and
Wistrom. (They're getting a lot of tackles)
3rd and 15, Frost had Holbein open for a 1st down but it
Kosch into punt this time, gets it to about the 27.
Perino in at QB.
Perino is sacked by Mike Rucker at the 18.
Penalty before the play on the defense for jumping offsides.
Perino gets to the 31.
Perino can't get off a good pass, incomplete.
The white squad will punt. LaFleur gets it to the 25,
Benning bobbles it, falls on it back at the 19.
Frost keeps it, gets 4.
Frost chased out of the pocket, throws an incomplete pass towards Holbein who was covered by Booker.
Shotgun, shovel pass to Benning who is stopped by Travis
A new punter in, Bilanzich. Not a great punt but it
goes into white territory.
A running play for no gain.
Perino is sacked by Kelsay.
3rd and 15. FB Kingston gets 4.
Benning has trouble with the punt again, but he picks it
up, finds an opening, and goes 82 yards for a touchdown.
They go for 2. Frost hits Vedral for the 2 points.
That ties the score 4:21 left in the 3rd,
Red 14, White 14
Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George is drafted 14 by
Houston. (Or is that Nashville?)
Kris Brown kicks off, Whiting at the 2 gets to the 31.
Hmm, if this game is tied will they use the new overtime
Pass incomplete, should have been caught.
Dead ball penalty, substitution problem on the offense.
Christo drops back, throws towards Held, incomplete.
Kingston gets it, picks up 3, 4th and 11.
LaFleur in to punt. Benning at the 16, he breaks into
the clear and gets across midfield to the 44.
Turman in at QB. Pass complete at the 35 to Vedral, just
short of the 1st down.
Pitch to Green, he gets the 1st but not much more.
Turman option right, gets to the 25.
Turman reads the blitz, gets 5 yards on a QB draw.
Green is inside the 10.
Wiggins doesn't turn around in time on a timing play,
Turman rolls right, he's inside the 5 and it takes several
players to bring him down.
End of the 3rd quarter.
Turman looking for an open receiver, has to eat it at the 7.
Kris Brown in for the field goal. A 24 yard try, it's good.
Red Squad 17, White Squad 14
Brown kicks off, goes to the back of the end zone, touchback.
Kingston gets 6. Pass complete to Haafke.
Christo at QB. Pass intended for the TE, intercepted
Turman up the middle, not much there.
Turman throws down the sideline, no receiver nearby.
Turman hits Lake at the 31.
The red team goes for it on 4th and 6. Turman throws deep towards
Wiggins, but he has to play DB to keep it from being
Perino in at QB for the white team. A running play gets
Perino hits Applegate for a 1st down across midfield.
Perino has to throw quickly, misses his receiver.
Kingston through the middle of the line, the FB gets a
Raymond gets to the 23, a pickup of 7.
Kingston is stopped after gaining about a yard.
Perino throws a weak pass, nobody near it.
4th down and about 2 at the 21. They go for it.
Perino keeps it, gets the 1st down.
Perino rolls left, keeps it, goes out at the 16.
Under 9 minutes left in the game.
Kingston gets to the 11, short of the 1st.
3rd and 1 at the 9. Kingston has the 1st down and is
down at the 6.
Players are starting to switch sides.
Sims dances around but can only get to the 5.
Perino keeps it, gets maybe a yard.
Call it no gain, 3rd and goal at the 4. Perino is sacked
at the 15 by Dave Jones.
Retzlaff comes in for the FG attempt. It's good from 30
yards out. Tie game again.
Red 17, White 17
Dan Haydenfeld (SP) will kick off.
Comes out to the 35. Frost in at QB again.
Frost to the 44, stopped by the rover.
Frost keeps it, gets to the 47 and picks up a 1t down.
Benning may have been looking to throw, he's nailed for
Um, make that Frost pitching to Benning.
Pass complete to Vedral who goes into the end zone but
stepped out of bounds at the 32. Flag on the play.
Face mask on the defense, 5 yards. personal foul on the offense for spiking the ball.
That gives the red a 1st down at the 42. Vedral will hear
about that, he spiked the ball thinking he scored.
Benning gets 3.
Flags as the play gets started, false start.
Ball at the 44. Frost keeps it, gets to the 42.
Frost dumps it off to Green, he gets about 5.
4th and 5. Frost goes left, he's got the 1st and is inside the 30.
Frost's running game is looking better. 1st and 10 at
the 25. Pass towards Sheldon Jackson is incomplete.
About a minute left in the game.
Green gets to the 24.
Injury time out, Ben Buttenback hobbles off.
Frost loses his shoe but gets to the 14 for a 1st down.
That was a high snap on a shotgun formation, apparently.
30 seconds left.
Offsides on the white squad.
Frost is tackled by Jason Peter at the 10.
2nd and 6 at the 10. Frost in the shotgun, pitches to
Green who fights his way to the 7. time out by the
red team with 13 seconds left.
The red team has one time out left.
Pass into the end zone to Holbein, who catches it but is
out of bounds.
8 seconds left, Brown comes in for the FG.
25 yard attempt. Good!
Red 20, White 17
4 seconds left.
Brown kicks off to Haafke, who fair catches the ball.
The white team will get one play.
Shotgun formation, low snap. Perino is pressured and
tackled to end the game.
Final Score: Red 20, White 17
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This is Mike Nolan saying goodbye until next fall.