Nebraska 119
Haskell 0

Nov. 24, 1910

Indians No Match for Cornhuskers

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Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 24 — An Indian massacre with the Indians the victims was the order of the day this afternoon on the Nebraska field. A total of 119 scalps to the Indians’ immense goose egg was the contribution which the Haskell aggregation left for the filling up of Coach Cole’s wampum belt.

Never in the history of Nebraska football has such an immense score been piled up. The nearest approach was in 1905, when the Cornhusker warriors carried away the contest from Creighton university by the score of 102 to 0. Twenty touchdowns, a failure to kick only three goals from that large number by Owen Frank and a safety at the commencement of the game constitutes a summary of the wonderful work to the Missouri Valley champions.

Only twice during the whole contest were the Haskell players able to make their first down. Both of these instances came about by means of a trick play in which the Haskell guard was drawn back when he received the ball and carried it about ten yards. Only once did the Aborigines succeed in getting the leather oval in Nebraska territory, and then only by a fumble on the part of the Cornhuskers. Twice the Nebraska players were held for downs.

Nebraska made an average of one point to every half minutes and a touchdown every three minutes. In reality the tally man on the score board was the busiest man on the field, the football teams included. The contest was so spotted with spectacular features that it was difficult to determine which feature was the most spectacular. End runs for long gains, long gains through the lines, large distances by means of the forward pass and excellent returning of punts were the ... of the day.

Minor’s Great Run

Perhaps the most exciting feature of the game and one which demonstrated the abilities of the aggregate football player was the pulled off by Minor in a run down the field for sixty-eight yards for a touchdown, Minor succeeded in wiggling through a whole field of redskins, shaking off tackler after tackler as if so much dust from his shoulders.

The Haskells’ forwards were like so much chaff before the wind when it came to the stopping of the Cornhusker backs in line plunges. Temple and Shonka again came up to the reputation which they have gained for themselves this year as being the greatest pair of tackles in the west. On tackle around plays they rarely missed chalking up from five to ten yards at a clip.

Hardly a man got past Chauner or Lofgren at end and Collins, the Chicago News selection for the All-Western eleven, came up to his usual standard, although he was forced to go up against the best man on the Haskell team.

Ischief Indian Star

Ischief, the red skin center, was beyond doubt the best man on the visitors’ team. He was not put into the game until after the first quarter. Time after time, he was seen to tackle a Nebraska man when he either came through the line or on running down punts. He did not wear a Haskell uniform, which is perhaps an indication of his being an imported man from Carlisle, which system Haskell has been known to follow form some years past.

The playing of the Cornhuskers was indicative of the fact that some of the players realized that they were playing the last game of football in their lives. Today’s game was the last for Captain Temple, Collins and Minor, all three of these men having played their full three years.

There is some question as to whether Shonka has played a full three years. In case he has not he will again be in the lime light of Nebraska football next year. Before the first quarter ended Nebraska had run up a total of thirty-six points, which caused the rooters in the grandstand to cry for 100 points. Their wishes were granted before the game was over.

Four Thousand Witness Game

Over 4,000 people attended the game. The weather was ideal, which together with the fact that the Nebraska teachers’ association was in session, was great drawing card for the game.

In the second quarter, twenty-three points were scored, in the third, forty-two points, and in the fourth, eighteen points. Out of twenty chances to kick goal, Own Frank was successful in seventeen, which is a wonderful record.

The first score was made by a safety. Nebraska won the toss and chose to defend the west goal. Bender kicked to Minor on the five yard line, who returned the horsehide to the forty yard line. The two first downs were made after which Warner executed a forward pass to Chauer, which netted no gain. Then Frank punted to Ironcloud on the twenty yard line. He fumbled the ball, regained it and was tackled by Minor. At that moment Shonka, the big Cornhusker tackle arrived on the scene and pushed the Indian over the goal line for a safety.

Tayah kicked off from the twenty-five yard line to Warner, who returned the pigskin to thirty yard line. On the third down the ball was carried to the ten-yard line, where Rathbone went over for a touchdown in four minutes of play, including the time taken to make the safety. From that time on touchdowns were made as fast as the formations could be ...

Warner’s Work Clever

Warner, the ... little quarterback of the Cornhuskers, used all the trick plays known to the profession in Nebraska’s repertoire and played them at the moment when they would be most effective. Several times the spectacular trick of the center holding the ball and allowing the tackle to come around and take it were pulled off directly under the eyes of the Aborigines.

This was the play which enabled Temple to make the historic run of seventy-two yards against Ames two weeks ago. The game ended with Nebraska in possession of the ball on her opponents’ one yard line with three downs to make a touchdown. Tayah for the Indians did the punting, but was unable to make more than an average of twenty-five yards.

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