Nebraska 34
Morningside 7

Nov. 7, 1914

?Cornhuskers Toy with Sioux Collegians, Winning, 34 to 7



Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 7—A beautiful forward pass for twenty-three yards from Williams to Vernon, after Morningside had recovered a fumble on the Nebraska twenty-three-yard line enabled the Maroon eleven to score on the Cornhuskers this afternoon in a practice battle for Nebraska. The score was 31 to 7.

The touchdown came in the last minutes of play after Johnson of Morningside had kicked off over the goal, following a Husker touchdown. Nebraska put the ball in play on its twenty-yard line and then came the fatal tumble.

Except for a few minutes in the first quarter Nebraska toyed with the Sioux City collegians. The Cornhuskers ripped through the Methodist line as if it were so much paper. A few forward passes were attempted by both sides. Nebraska worked three for gains of from ten to thirty yards, while Morningside was able to register but three good flips, one for tow yards another for nine yards and the one that netted them a touchdown.

Captain Halligan was the bright and shining star of the entire contest. He registered the first touchdown when he fell on a fumbled punt behind the Maroon goal. The second also fell to his glory when he ripped through the Methodist defense for thirty-five yards on a tackle-back play, and in the fourth quarter, on a the same formation, he raced sixty-five yards for another score.

Rutherford and Chamberlain were the other ground gainers for the Huskers.

Johnson was the only ground gainer for Morningside. His line bucks gained ten yards frequently, but aside from the last of this first quarter until eh final moments of play Nebraska’s goal was never in danger.

The Huskers used a bevy of substitutes during the contest. Nebraska was held scoreless in the first quarter.

Nebraska ripped through early in the second quarter to the thirty-yard line and Doyle punted. Allen fumbled the ball and Halligan fell on. Halligan’s thirty-five-yard run came a few minutes later.

In the third quarter straight line bucks and end runs by Corey, Halligan, Chamberlain and Rutherford sent Rutherford over. Goal was missed.

Halligan ripped of sixty-five yards early in the fourth quarter for the fourth touchdown, and line smashing tactics and Delamatre’s run for twenty yards through the line enabled Corey to wiggle over for the final touchdown.

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1914 season (7-0-1)

Washburn Oct. 3
South Dakota Oct. 10
Kansas State Oct. 17
Michigan State Oct. 24
Iowa State Oct. 31
Morningside Nov. 7
Kansas Nov. 14
Iowa Nov. 21

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