Nebraska 12
Missouri 10

Nov. 2, 1895 • Omaha

Scarlet and Cream on Top



University of Missouri downed by the University of Nebraska Eleven

The scarlet and the cream waves over the yellow and the black. The colors of the University of Missouri were drawn through the dust of a victorious field while the colors of the University of Nebraska waved in triump over them. It was a foot ball victory worthy of note and it was made doubly welcome because to the average enthusiast it was unexpected.

The Missourians came heralded to the city as victors from Sedalia, Vanderbilt, Purdue, DePaul and under the tutelage of the veteran Yale coach, "Pop" Bliss, while the Nebraskans had only a few minor scalps in their belts to show the visitors and their coach, Charlie Thomas of this city has not had his record and achievements sent broadcast over the land in song and story.

The day was an ideal one: a slight breeze blew across the field in University park and the air was just chilly enough to be exhilarating. Scores of gay equipages and coaches containing the flower of Omaha womanhood and the pride of Omaha men were round the field while the reserved seats and the standing room about the field was crowded six deep. Lincoln sent a delegation of 200 up and they rooted for the Nebraskans with all the powers of well filled lungs.

The university had a hundred strong lunged young fellows grouped along the fence and under the direction of John Dixon of Nebraska City regaled the crowd with college shouts and songs.

Game Called

Lieutenant Wright of the fort was chosen umpire and Charles Wilson referee, while Parmelee and Pixley officiated as linemen. It was just 3:30 when the Nebraskans lined out on the field, the Missourians having been out for half an hour exercising.

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Series history

Nebraska is 65-36 all-time against Missouri.

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1895 season (6-3)

Sioux City AC Oct. 12
Butte Oct. 16
Denver AC Oct. 19
Omaha University Club Oct. 26
Missouri Nov. 2
Kansas Nov. 16
Doane Nov. 19
Grinnell Nov. 22
Iowa Nov. 28

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