Nebraska 19
Omaha Balloon 0

Nov. 9, 1918

Nebraska Defeats Omaha Balloon Men



Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 9—The football team of the Omaha army balloon school went down to defeat at the hands of the University of Nebraska squad, on Nebraska field, here this afternoon by a score of 19 to 0. Superior offensive tactics on the part of the Cornhusker aggregation was held responsible for the defeat of the balloon school team.

The Nebraska team also used the forward pass successfully, this form of play netting the Cornhuskers six points in the fourth quarter, when Howarth shot the ball to Swanson, who caught the pigskin behind the ball school's line for a touchdown.

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Series history

Nebraska is 1-0 all-time against Omaha Balloon.

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1918 season (2-3-1)

Iowa Oct. 5
Omaha Balloon Nov. 9
Kansas Nov. 16
Camp Dodge Nov. 23
Notre Dame Nov. 28
Washington (Mo.) Dec. 7

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