Nebraska 18
Kansas 6

Nov. 5, 1898 • Lawrence, Kansas

Nebraska Is The Victor



University Football Team Annihilates the Jayhawks in a Hot Struggle.

Lawrence, Kas., Nov. 5 — The Nebraska university football team won the Western Intercollegiate league championship again by defeating the young men who stand for the athletic pride of Kansas, this afternoon, scoring 18 points and allowing their ancient rivals but 6.

The Nebraskans outplayed the Jayhawkers and won fairly. The game was a victory of Princeton over Pennsylvania tactics. Soon after play commenced Shorty Hamill, the mainstay of the Kansas line, was injured and forced to retire. This disheartened the Kansans, and their work in the first half was almost listless. There was a revival in the second half, and Woodward prevented the ignominy of a shutout, but it was too late to save the day.

Nebraska’s tackles and backs battered the Kansas line to smithereens. Benedict was the star of the day, and his great gains were the feature. In interference Nebraska presented a formidable front, while the article offered by Kansas was easily shattered. Mosse made three attempts to kick goal, but failed each time, although twice he sent the ball between the goal posts in the kick offs.

The day was perfect for football, and 8,000 people saw the game, which was a mighty contest. Nebraska showed stronger at the start. Benedict kicked off forty yards to Hamill, who returned five. Nebraska took the ball on downs and advanced the ball five yards on a quarterback kick. Mosse punted forty yards to Benedict, who returned five. A fumble gave Kansas the ball again, and Tucker circled left end for fifteen yards. Hess failed to gain. A quarterback kick advanced the leather fifteen yards.

Kansas again secured it on downs, and Mosse attempted a field goal from the forty-five yard, but failed. Nebraska then worked the ball steadily down the field past the center. Kansas failed to gain by line bucks, and Mosse again trying a place kick, sent the ball over the line.

Erwin kicked thirty-five yards, when Nebraska secured the ball. They made steady gains and pushed Benedict over for a touchdown. Kingsbury scored early in the second half. Woodward, for Kansas, made a touchdown after Buzzi had made a fifty-yard and a twenty-five-yard run on fake kicks. Kingsbury scored Nebraska’s last touchdown.

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Series history

Nebraska is 91-23 all-time against Kansas.

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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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