Nebraska 16
Tarkio 0

Oct. 18, 1897 • Lincoln

Nebraska 10 — Tarkio 0.



LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 18 — The first football game of the season was played on university grounds this afternoon between the university of Nebraska and the Tarkio, Mo., teams, resulting in a victory for the Nebraska boys by a score of 16 to 0.

The high school team played with the university eleven just before the Tarkio-Nebraska game, the former winning by a score of 6 to 0.

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Series history

Nebraska is 3-0 all-time against Tarkio.

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1897 season (5-1)

Iowa State Oct. 8
Tarkio Oct. 18
Nebraska Wesleyan Oct. 23
Missouri Oct. 30
Kansas Nov. 13
Iowa Nov. 25

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