Nebraska 12
Drake 6

Nov. 11, 1899 • Des Moines, IA

Nebraska Wins At Last



Des Moines, Ia, Nov. 11 — University of Nebraska defeated Drake University of Des Moines here today by a score of 18 to 6. The game was slow, no fast ball being played by either team until after the middle of the last half.

Nebraska punted better and put up a better offensive and defensive game than Drake. This is the first game Nebraska has won, but it is the first time the team has been in good condition. On the other hand, Drake was unfortunate enough to have two of their best men out of the game with injuries.

Drake kicked off and Nebraska made her first touchdown in the early part of the first half by steady gains around the ends and through the line. Benedict kicked goal. The ball was in Drake's possession but a few times, and almost all the playing was in her territory.

In the second half Nebraska kicked off and Drake made a touchdown in eight minutes by line smashes and a fifty-yard run around right end by Kies. Snyder kicked goal, tying the score. When the men lined up after the kick there were numerous exchanges of punts, Benedict having a little the best of it. The bad was most of the time in Drake territory. Nebraska made her second touchdown by a spectacular series of good plays, when Benedict caught a punt and returned up the field with it fifty yards. A line smash for ten more brought the ball to Drake's ten-yard line and Benedict was put through for a touchdown. He again kicked goal, making the score 12 to 6. The rest of the game was fast football, the play being in Drake ground. Whittin of Kansas City and Schooler of Des Moines were the officials.

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Series history

Nebraska is 6-2 all-time against Drake.

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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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