Nebraska 4
South Dakota 0

Oct. 6, 1906

Nebraska University Beats S.D., 4 to 0



Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 6—Nebraska university was today saved from defeat and disgrace by the sturdy leg of McDonald. In the closing minutes of the second half he scored by a drop kick from the forty-yard line, defeating South Dakota 4 to 0.

Fumbling doomed the game. The visitors fumbled. Nebraska fumbled and staggered. The errors and penalties ruined the contest for enthusiastic rooters.

South Dakota proved a stubborn foe. The visitors were better trained than Nebraska and seemed heavier. Captain Mason seemed to be the only Cornhusker who could catch punts. O'Neill and Cooper played excellent football for South Dakota.

The mixups in the first part of the first half soon took the ball to Nebraska's ten-yard line. Schmidt punted out of danger, Nebraska having held her opponents. The first half ended with the ball in Nebraska's possession on South Dakota's thirty-five-yard line. Exchanging punts and working off penalties, Nebraska got the ball on South Dakota's forty-yard line. McDonald dropped back, got the ball on a low pass and sent the pigskin squarely between the goal posts.

South Dakota tried for a drop kick, but the ball skidded. Casey attempting the stunt. The half ended with indiscriminate scrimmaging and with both teams badly rattled.

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Series history

Nebraska is 14-1 all-time against South Dakota.

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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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