Iowa State 14
Nebraska 2

Oct. 20, 1906

Iowa Agriculturists Defeat the Cornhuskers in Hard Fight

Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 20—In a game unparalleled for its savage ferocity Nebraska was defeated by the Ames Aggies this afternoon, the score standing 14 to 2. This is the first defeat for the Cornhuskers on the home field since the Gophers won in 1900 by a score of 20 to 12. The visitors out-classed Nebraska in every department of deodorized football. In punting, the use of the forward pass, linebacking and interference, they played a better game. Rough playing was frequent. As a result both teams are battered. There were no serious injuries.

The game opened with several savage scrimmages in the middle of the field. Both teams failed to make distance and a punting duel ensued. Ames had a slight advantage in running back the ball. Jensen played a star game. Jones hit the line like an avalanche and Jeppert did star-work for the visitors. Johnson, Cook and Mason played the game for Nebraska. Unity and cohesion were lacking the plays and the lack of concerted action helped in Nebraska's undoing. The teams punted back and forth until Ames got the ball within striking distance of Nebraska's goal. Jensen signaled a free catch and sent the pigskin spinning between the goal posts. Ames had a band and a motley crowd of rooters and they greeted the play with howls of delight. The half ended with the ball on Ames' thirty yard line and the Cornhuskers making slight gains. The score stood 4 to 0.

In the second half, Nebraska made it interesting for Ames for ten minutes of play. Then Jensen made another kick, making the score 8 to 0. Punting, dropkicking and scrimmaging followed. McDonald went in for Nebraska after the ball had been worked to a strategic position near Ames' goal. His kick was blocked and after more scrimmaging he failed again. MoElhenney got the ball on a fumbled forward pass and interference and ran down the field for a touchdown. This was followed by an easy goal, making the score 14 to 0.

Nebraska's numerals came from a fumbled punt, which went back over the line in the hands of McElhenney, making a safety for the Cornhuskers. Final score, 14 to 2.

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1906 season (6-4)

Hastings Sept. 29
South Dakota Oct. 6
Drake Oct. 13
Iowa State Oct. 20
Doane Oct. 27
Minnesota Nov. 3
Creighton Nov. 10
Kansas Nov. 17
Chicago Nov. 24
Cincinnati Nov. 29

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