Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 20 — The Cornhuskers this afternoon mercilessly drubbed the University of Cincinnati team on the field. The visitors were sore and stiff from a bruising game with Carlisle and Nebraska had been thoroughly Eckersalled last Saturday. The Buckeyes fumbled miserably, while Nebraska inherited huge chunks of penalties.
Cincinnati never made a distance in a single instance. On the other hand, Nebraska tore off immense gains. Quarterback Cooke made Bender-like runs, and once he sailed after a Cincinnati man who go away on a fluke. He nailed the runner after a short gain in a manner which caused the grand stand to roar with delight.
From the spectator's point of view the game was deplorable. Statistics of the contest indicate a zigzagging of the ball back and forth through the territory of the visitors.
Cincinnati won the toss. Nebraska kicked off. Cincinnati failed to make any gain within the first play; the ball was fumbled and the Cornhuskers fell on it. This occurred on the thirty-five-yard line. Craig tore off twenty yards and two more plays ended in his being shoved over for a touchdown after three minutes of play. Schmidt failed at goal. The next scream of excitement came about three minutes thereafter. Cooke got the ball on a fumble and ran sixty yards for a touchdown. To this Nebraska added a goal. Punts, fumbles and off side plays followed with the half ending with a score of 23 to 0.
The second half found Johnson in the game. He added end running and star tackling tactics to the schedule of Cooke. Weller delivered some telling punts which the Cornhuskers ran back in excellent style, while Cincinnati fumbled on almost every one.
After a short scrimmage, Cooke circled left end for a touchdown while Mason kicked goal, making the score 29 to 0.
Fifteen yard penalties were deftly applied to Nebraska on the off side accusation and the game lagged along with scant features until the latter part of the second half, when the visitors, who were eternally failing in the forward pass, landed one that worked.
A Buckeye was downed on Nebraska's twenty-yard line. The Cincinnatis started to buck the line but fumbled and a Cornhusker lugged the ball to the center of the field.
Weller made excellent gains while Little delivered the goods when called upon. The latter was especially deft at blocking the opposing forces.
Johnson concluded his gridiron career this evening. Cooke showed especial promise and many enthusiastic fans touted him as a coming Bender.
Coach Foley said: "The long journey and the game with Carlisle demoralized our men."
"The Cornhuskers have mastered plays under the new rules," said Coach Foster. "The team played in excellent form."
Abrams, Ackerman and Inot played a good for the visitors.
Nebraska is 1-0 all-time against Cincinnati.
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