Nebraska 22
Grinnell 0

Oct. 20, 1894 • Lincoln

Their First Whitewash: University of Nebraska Downs Grinnell’s Eleven on the Foot Ball Field



It Was a Pretty Contest and the Score Stood 22 to 0 at the Finish

Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 20, — The University of Nebraska foot ball team opened the season by a victory over Grinnell that left the admirers of the scarlet and cream nothing to wish for. The fact that the Nebraskans treated the visitors to the first shut-out in their history adds to the achievement. The score was 22 to 0. The Iowa team was weak in interference and their rush line was not strong. In the first half of the game there was no scoring and in the last the Nebraskans did it all. Fair kicked three out of goals: Yont made two touchdowns and Flippen two; Oury by a run around the end in the first took the pig skin from within seven feet of the goal to the center of the field, and probably prevented what seemed a certain score for the visitors. Frank, the Nebraska full back, did some good punting. There was a fair attendance and a large number were kept away by the threatening weather.

When the game started Grinnell had the ball, and by a kick made twenty-two yards. Then Nebraska got the ball and Dungan made five yards, Yout twenty yards and Frank punted to the ten-yard line. Jones then took the ball.

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Nebraska is 7-2 all-time against Grinnell.

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1894 season (6-2)

Grinnell Oct. 20
Doane Oct. 27
Missouri Nov. 3
Omaha YMCA Nov. 10
Kansas Nov. 17
Ottawa Nov. 19
Iowa Nov. 29
Omaha YMCA Dec. 25

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