Iowa State 33
Nebraska 0

Oct. 6, 1899 • Ames, IA

Ames Wins An Easy game



Nebraska Football Team Meets an Inglorious Defeat by the Iowa College

AMES, Ia., Oct. 6. What promised to be a very closely contested game of football here today between Nebraska university and the Iowa state college resulted in a very easy victory for the Ames institution by a score of 31 to 0.

The Nebraska team evidently tackled too hard a proposition, the Ames team having had two months hard training, are in the pink of condition, while the university team has only been out on the field for two weeks. Both teams were about the same weight; if anything the university has the heavier team.

The line of the Ames team was a stonewall to the Nebraskans, and they never were near enough to the Ames goal to give any hope for a touchdown. The Ames men made the first touchdown in one minute and a half after the game commenced, and in ten minutes more had made two more. They plowed through the Nebraska line at will, making gains from five to fifty yards with apparent ease.

Every time the Nebraskans got the ball they would immediately lose in on a fumble, frequently on the first down. While the quarterback got the credit for most of it, yet it was apparent that the center didn't know how to pass the ball.

At the end of the first half the score stood 28 to 0 in favor of Ames. The university team took a brace in the second half, and the farmers were able to score one more touchdown during the rest of the game. While the fumbling still continued, the Ames team was unable to gain ground so easily. Only once during the game did there seem any possibility of Nebraska making a touchdown. Benedict got the ball and made a thirty yard run but was slowed down by the Ames fullback just in time to save him a clear field for a touchdown.

The features of the game were the long runs by Griffith, captain and right end for Ames, and the frequent long gains by the Ames backs.

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

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1899 season (1-7-1)

Iowa State Oct. 6
KC Medics Oct. 14
Missouri Oct. 21
KC Medics Oct. 28
Iowa Nov. 4
Drake Nov. 11
Kansas Nov. 18
South Dakota Nov. 24
Grinnell Nov. 30

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