Nebraska 61
Bellevue 0

Oct. 5, 1912

Cornhuskers are too Strong for Bellevue Team



Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 5 — The Cornhusker football team swamped Bellevue here this afternoon under a score of 61 to 0. Although they fought pluckily until the last minute of play, the Presbyterians could do nothing in an offensive way and but little on the defensive.

Bellevue’s line, outweighed at every point, crumpled like tissue paper before the charges of Coach Stiehm’s forwards and the fast Nebraska backs ran up and down the field almost at will. Coach Holsty’s players were unable to get through the Cornhusker line but twice, the first time for two yards and the second for six, the later gain coming on a fake punt.

The forward pass was used with more success by Bellevue than by Nebraska. The former gained on it three times, once for twelve yards. The Cornhuskers tried it six times, twice for gains.

The first touchdown came within three minutes after the opening of the game. From then on it was a steady march down the field for Nebraska. Fumbles on the part of both team were frequent and often costly.

Purdy, Halligan and Captain Frank, Cornhusker backs, went through the Bellevue line steadily and for gains up to twenty yards and more. In the second quarter Halligan skirted Bellevue’s end for sixty-five yards and a touchdown. Nebraska’s last touchdown came like a flash, Howard of Omaha, catching the ball on the kick-off and carrying it eighty yards to Bellevue’s goal.

Harmon and Pearson, tackles, ripped through the Bellevue line for long gains several times. The wind was too high to admit much long kicking.

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Nebraska is 3-0 all-time against Bellevue.

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1912 season (7-1)

Bellevue Oct. 5
Kansas State Oct. 12
Minnesota Oct. 19
Adrian Oct. 26
Missouri Nov. 2
Doane Nov. 9
Kansas Nov. 16
Oklahoma Nov. 23

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