Oregon daily emerald. (Eugene, Or.) 1920-2012, October 24, 1980, Page 12, Image 11

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Reggie Ogburn (with ball, between Terrance Jones, 33, and Stuart Yasko, 55) should be back in the thick of things Saturday versus UN-L V.
Photo by Bob Baker
Ducks load up offense for Rebel invasion
Ol th« Emerald
At Monday’s football practice, Oregon
coach Rich Brooks walked slowly, hands
in pockets, through a sea of players as
they went through warm ups. Suddenly
the coach looked up and bellowed:
No one-word message could be more
poignant. The Ducks have managed only
two touchdowns in two games. Of
course, just seven points against the
behemoths from USC is understandable.
But a paltry six versus California is still
hard to beleive It’s as if the lake dried up
after floods of 35 and 34 points against
Michigan State and Washington.
If that’s the case, the Ducks better pray
for rain before stepping into Autzen
Stadium Saturday to face the University
of Nevada-Las Vegas at 1:30 p.m.
‘ We've got to score,” said a more
relaxed Brooks in his office Wednesday.
“Nevada-Las Vegas is third in the nation
in scoring.”
The Rebels are averaging 39.5 points
per game, winning all but one of their six
contests. Last Saturday's 53-14 con
quest of University of Texas-EI Paso
didn’t hurt their average one bit.
“I don’t think it’s realistic to think we
can hold them to a touchdown or less,"
Brooks said.
Nevada-Las Vegas is led by quarter
back Larry Gentry's passing and the
running of Michael Morton. Gentry has
completed 67 throws this year — 18 for
Gentry’s prime target has been flanker
Sam Greene with 27 receptions for 576
yards and nine touchdowns.
Morton has carried the ball only 44
times, but averages 7.8 yards on every
At Monday’s practice, Brooks admon
ished his team to halt the “roller coaster”
of emotion that has produced a 2-2-2
record. He told the team they have to be
ready for the Rebels, who will be more
than ready to test their 5-1 record against
a Pac-10 team.
“This will be their bowl game,” he said.
The Oregon coaching staff must "try
to convince the players that they're
playing a good football team every
week" in order to have the same kind of
team take the field every Saturday,
Brooks said.
“But that doesn’t always work.”
The Ducks experienced one letdown
in the Cal debacle, Brooks said, and he
hopes they can learn from that embar
rassing episode.
One big question this week is the same
as last week — the condition of quarter
back Reggie Ogburn.
“He’s still not 100 percent,” Brooks
said, but “it’s not nearly as bad this week.
“If you pulled 10 people off the street,
five of them would have some kind of
back problem,” said Brooks, referring to
Ogburn’s softened lower vertebra that
has slowed or stopped him in the last two
"It (Ogburn’s back) just flared up for
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