Nebraska 7
Colorado State 0

Oct. 9, 1920

Nebraska Wins Over Aggies By Touchdown



LINCOLN, Neb., Oct. 9 — The University of Nebraska scored her second victory of the season here this afternoon, defeating the Colorado Aggies, 7 to 0, in a stubbornly fought game. Neither side had many opportunities to score. Nebraska’s chance came at the opening of the last quarter when Hubka advanced the ball within scoring distance by a series of line smashes and finally carried it over for the first and only touchdown. Captain Day kicked goal.

The game was a stubborn contest, neither side negotiating a first down during the opening quarter. It was a punting duel from the start between Weller of Nebraska and Ratekin of Colorado, with honors about even. Both lines were invincible before the onslaughts of the opposing backfields. The Nebraska backfield lacked weight and was not fast enough to dodge the Mountaineer linesmen.

No First Downs in Half

Nebraska failed to complete a first down during the first half. Several times and Scarlet and Cream came within a few inches of making distance, but never made the full yardage. The Colorado Aggies completed but one first down during the first half, and this was on a forward pass, Scott to Donaldson, which was good for thirty-five yards.

Hubka was the only Husker who seemed to be able to gain against the Mountain line. The lanky Nebraskan seemed a little too bulky for the Green and Gold and seldom failed to make a substantial gain when called upon to carry the ball. Hubka entered the lineup for Moore, who was injured just after the second quarter had started.

Nebraska’s touchdown came at the start of the last quarter. Line smashes by the Husker backfield, with Hubka as the driving wedge, carried the ball down the field a distance of 40 yards to the Colorado ten-yard line. The ball rested when the quarter was called.

Hubka Scores

Nebraska opened with a series of drives. Hubka in two plays put the ball squarely on the goal line and on the third attempt shoved it over for the only score of the game.

Colorado kicked off again, but could not get her offensive machine under way and the game ended with Nebraska on the way for another touchdown.

Coach Henry F. Schulte contented himself Saturday with using straight football to win against the Aggies. The Husker attack consisted mostly of line smashes or attempts at the end. What few trick plays that were introduced worked for gains.

Notre Dame Scouts There

Nebraska meets Notre Dame next Saturday and with a group of Notre Dame scouts in the stand of Huskers were slow about opening up any plays which might be available for the season’s classic.

The Colorado line fought stubbornly and yielded little to the attacks of the Huskers’ backfield. The Hartshorn brothers in the Aggie backfield were the main gaining powers for the Aggies. They were responsible for most of the Aggies’ gains.

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Nebraska is 6-0 all-time against Colorado State.

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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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