Nebraska 47
Missouri 6

Oct. 24, 1898 • Columbia, Missouri

Missourians Hardly In It



Columbia, Mo., Oct. 24 — The university of Nebraska cut a notch in the championship of the Western Inter-Collegiate Football league today. Her athletes scored forty-seven points against their Missouri rivals, and gave the defenders of the black and gold but a single touchdown in return.

For just ten minutes after play commenced Missouri figured as a factor in the contest. In nine minutes they were across the Nebraska goal line and Tolson sent the leather spinning between the posts. The Tigers made repeated effective onslaughts on the Nebraska line, and each attempt brought them from two to eight yards closer to a score. But with six points to their credit they settled down to watch their opponents play football and never again came within hailing distance of victory.

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Series history

Nebraska is 65-36 all-time against Missouri.

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1898 season (8-3)

Hastings Oct. 1
Iowa State Oct. 8
Tarkio Oct. 15
William Jewell Oct. 22
Missouri Oct. 24
Kansas Nov. 5
KC Medics Nov. 7
Drake Nov. 12
Colorado Nov. 17
Denver AC Nov. 19
Iowa Nov. 24

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