Nebraska 10
Colorado 0

Oct. 4, 1902 • Boulder, CO

Nebraska Too Fast For Colorado Eleven



Boulder Colo., Oct. 4 — The husky aggregation of pigskin artist from Lincoln, Neb., proved too much for the University of Colorado eleven today when the Nebraskans won the foot ball game by a score of 10 to 0. Nebraska scored four minutes from the end of each half. The visitors entirely outclassed the Coloradoans as to weight and when the game was called it did not look as though Colorado would have a look-in. Benedict and Bender were easily the feature of the game, and they had the Boulder rooters at the height of anxiety throughout the game. Benedict outpunted Rubidge on every play, and take as a whole, the Boulderites appeared as a lot of High school boys against their opponents.

The game started by Allen of Boulder kicking off, going to Nebraska's ten-yard line, from where it was brought back ten yards by Bell. Nebraska pushed the ball up the field until close to the center. Then an end run failed and Nebraska was forced to kick. The ball sailed through the air for twenty-five yards and Andrews, who was under it, fumbled, but Whitehead got it. An attempt was made to circle the end which resulted in a fumble and the loss of five yards. Then the right half was sent through the line, but could not gain, and Boulder kicked to the center of the field.

By easy stages Nebraska advanced the ball twelve yards, then tried another end run which resulted in a loss of five yards and was again forced to kick. The kick was a beauty that went to Owens, who misjudged it and was downed with the ball on his goal line. Boulder kicked to her thirty-yard line, Nebraska gaining eleven yards by plugging the line, but was set back ten yards for off side playing. Another unsuccessful attempt was made to circle the end and then with the ball squarely in front of the goal posts, an attempt was made at Princeton kick. It was a failure and the ball belonged to Boulder on her ten-yard line. It was kicked to the forty-yard line. About ten yards was gained and Boulder was forced to kick. Benedict punted forty yards. Boulder's first attempt to gain resulted in a loss and on the second trial a fumble was made that cost her the ball, Nebraska being on the thirty-yard line. Three downs carried the ball to Boulder's seven yard line and then on a quick opening, Bender shot through to a touchdown. The attempt at goal resulted in a failure. The half closed shortly after.

In the second half Nebraska started by kicking to the twenty-five yard line and Boulder carried it to the center on a series of very pretty plays. They hammered at the Nebraska line and on three plays through the center, failed to gain and lost the ball.. Toward the close of the half Boulder had to kick from her seven-yard line. The line failed to hold and the kick was blocked. Mickel then carried over for the second touchdown. No goal was scored and the game ended shortly afterward with the ball in Boulder's territory.

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