Chicago 38
Nebraska 5

Nov. 24, 1906

Nebraska Goes Down to Defeat Before Chicago



Chicago, Ill., Nov. 21 — On his get-away day of his college career Walter Eckersall was the chief factor in Chicago's victory over Nebraska. The final score was 38 to 5. Eckersall was in rare form, dropping five goals from the field, equaling his record of 1905 against Illinois. After the kick-off on two off-tackle plays, Iddings made ten yards. Parry made three more on off end. Nebraska took time out. It was Chaloupka who was hurt. On an off-tackle play. Iddings went over the goal line for the first touchdown. Walker kicked goal. Score Chicago 6, Nebraska 0. On three off-tackle plays Chicago made ten yards. Nebraska was penalized five yards. It was Chicago's ball on Nebraska's five-yard line. Two bucks by Finget netted no gain. The next play Steffen took the ball off tackle and went over for a touchdown. Walker kicked goal. Score Chicago 12, Nebraska 0. The Maroons worked hard for their next score. There was brilliant work on both sides and for ten minutes the Nebraskans held their own. Several times Eckersall dropped back for kicks but changed his mind ans passed the ball to aids, who made slight gains.

It was Steffen who ran the ball back to Nebraska's fifteen-yard line. Walker failed on a criss-cross and Eckersall dropped back for another drop kick. This time the ball went square to the mark. Score Chicago 16, Nebraska 0.

On a double pass Finget advanced the ball to Nebraska's five-yard line. On a forward pass with Steffen on the side line the ball was brought to Nebraska's twenty-yard line. Iddings failed on an end run. Steffen made the yards off tackle. Chicago was held and Eckersall put over another drop kick. Score Chicago 20, Nebraska 0.

Nebraska Gets Touchdown

On a fumble Nebraska secured the ball on its own fifty-three yard line and Weller kicked to Steffen on Chicago's thirty-yard line. Eckersall at once dropped back for a kick but instead made a forward pass. Again the ball failed to touch the ground and Nebraska was given the ball on Chicago's fifteen-yard line. Johnson made ten yards around the end. A fake buck brought the ball to Chicago's two-yard line. On an end-around play, Nebraska went over for a touchdown. Weller failed at goal. Score Chicago 20, Nebraska 5.

In the next clash Chicago was twice penalized and Eckersall dropped back for a kick, but ran with the ball instead and was downed on Nebraska's twenty-five-yard line. A few minutes later he tried the same trick and it was Chicago's ball on Nebraska's fifteen-yard line. Then Eckersall put over another drop kick, making the score Chicago 24, Nebraska 5.

The first half ended with the ball on Nebraska's twenty-five-yard line.

Johnson, for Nebraska, opened the second half, but the ball was brought back to Chicago's forty-yard line. On two consecutive off-tackle plays Chicago made five yards. Then Chicago was held and Eckersall punted to Johnson on Nebraska's twenty-five-yard line. Chicago was held on its thirty-five-yard line and Eckersall slipped over his fourth drop kick of the day. Score Chicago 28, Nebraska 5.

Chicago was held on Nebraska's twenty-five-yard line and Eckersall made another drop kick, making the fifth for him. Score Chicago 32, Nebraska 5.

On a forward pass Steffen go the ball on his own twenty-yard line and ran the length of the field for a touchdown. Walker kicked goal. Score Chicago 38, Nebraska 5.

Time was called with the ball in Chicago's possession on its thirty-five-yard line. Final score Chicago, 38, Nebraska 5.

At the close of the first half, Eckersall was presented with a $150 diamond studded watch in appreciation of his athletic work during his college career. Dr. Goodspeed made the presentation speech for the Maroon captain, in which he proclaimed him the greatest football player the world has ever seen.

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