Nebraska 23
Iowa State 10

Oct. 8, 1898 • Lincoln

Wins A Victory Over Ames



Nebraska University’s Crack Football Team Defeats Ames College.

Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 8 — Nebraska university’s crack football team demonstrated its prowess on the gridiron today by defeating Ames college with a score of 23 to 10. The teams were apparently well matched and the game was exciting from kick-off to finish.

During the first half Eckles, left tackle for the visitors, received a fracture in his leg near the ankle. He was carried from the field and physicians reduced the fracture. At the end of the half the score stood 5 to 12 in favor of Nebraska.

Undismayed by their hard luck and defeat the Iowans rushed into the enemy in the second half with a determination to turn the tables. And the Hawkeyes made it a giant task for the Nebraska boys to win out. But they did it to the tune of 23 to 10. Nebraska made four touchdowns and Ames two. Each failed to kick goal twice.

That there are many left to worship at the shrine of football was evidenced by the immense crowd from out of town, each one intent on every play and ready to shout for his side. The fraternities were out in full force and a number of singers with megaphones made music throughout the game. College spirit was rampant as of yore and a volley ascended with every move of the pigskin.

The features of the game were: Good kicking by Nebraska; Pillsbury blocked two kicks for Ames; Cowgill did good punting; Benedict made long run, gained thirty-five yards; Williams made side play a good run of forty-five yards; Griffith of Ames made two good tackles.

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Series history

Nebraska is 86-17 all-time against Iowa State.

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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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