Nebraska 20
South Dakota 0

Oct. 23, 1920

Nebraska Tramples on Dakota Coyotes



LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 23 — Coach Schulte’s Cornhusker warriors trounced the South Dakota Coyotes here today by the score of 20 to 0, in a game that was featured by close defensive playing on both teams. The game was scoreless during the first two periods chiefly on account of the fact that neither team was able to hold onto the ball.

In the second half, the Cornhuskers got away and after some stellar work on the part of Swanson, made the first tally. The Husker left end recovered a fumble by Hartley and raced eighteen yards to South Dakota’s twenty-yard line. Two line bucks were good for three yards. A pass from Wright to Swanson was good for the remainder of the distance and the touchdown.

The other score during the period was registered mainly on line bucks. Wright, who figured most prominently in the straight playing, carried the ball over for a touchdown. Captain Day kicked goal and the score was Nebraska 13, South Dakota 0.

The final score of the game came in the last period. Verne Moore got away on a wide end run from the center of the field for forty-eight yards to South Dakota’s three-yard line, where he was forced out of bounds. Two line bucks netted two more yards. On the third play Moore carried the ball around South Dakota’s right end for a touchdown.

Swanson and Pucelik Stars

Swanson and Pucelik looked like the stars of the game. Both played good defensive game. Pucelik, with his 200 pounds of weight, broke up more plays and recovered more fumbles and blocked kicks than any other man on either team.

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Series history

Nebraska is 14-1 all-time against South Dakota.

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1920 season (5-3-1)

Washburn Oct. 2
Colorado State Oct. 9
Notre Dame Oct. 16
South Dakota Oct. 23
Rutgers Nov. 2
Penn State Nov. 6
Kansas Nov. 13
Michigan State Nov. 20
Washington State Nov. 25

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