Nebraska 34
Missouri 0

Oct. 28, 1911 • Lincoln, Neb.

Cornhuskers Overwhelm the Tiger Eleven

Although Touted as Winners, Missouri Has No Chance with the Nebraskans

Coach Stiehm’s Huskies Win Big Game By Big Score

Frank Brothers Individual Stars; Final Standing Appeared 34 to 0

Nebraska 34 – Missouri 0

Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 28—Overwhelmed in every feature of the game, the Missouri Tigers fell to defeat before the Cornhuskers this afternoon by the score of 34 to 0. From the blow of the referee’s whistle at 2:24 p.m. till the close of the game, the “Show Me” men from the south proved to be no match for Coach Stiehm’s huskies.

Owen Frank, the Nebraska halfback, again showed his wonderful football ability in chalking up innumerable plays which brought the spectators to their feet. Not once during the affray did the Tigers succeed in puncturing the Nebraska line for downs except on penalty, and then only once when they were given the leather egg for a Nebraska offside play.

The Nebraska backfield plowed through their opponents’ forwards and skirted the ends for a large total of yards, although the Missouri ends played the best game for the visitors. Mills, Hall and Shuck intercepted many attempted forward passes by the Cornhuskers and succeeded in getting down on punts in grandstand style.

Missouri Almost Scores

Soon after the kickoff Nebraska came very near allowing the Missourians to make a touchdown. The ball was in play near the center of the field when a Tiger received a Nebraska forward pass, got away from the scene of action and carried the ball from the Nebraska forty-yard line for a clear run to the goal line with the exception of Warner, who was playing back. Warner made a leap for the runner and downed him on the fifteen-yard line, after which Nebraska succeeded in taking the ball out of danger.

Perhaps the most exciting event of the game occurred at the beginning of the second half. Mills of Missouri kicked off to Warner on the five-yard line, who returned the oval to the thirty-yard line. On a “tackle-around” play, Harmon registered eight yards, wedged his way through the mass of Tiger players for about ten yards; from this he freed himself and by a marvelous series of dodging, then succeeded in galloping down the entire length of the field for the second touchdown of the game.

Frank Brothers Great

Owen’s brother, Ernie Frank, pulled off a similar stunt when he got away from the Tiger mob for a gallop of fifty-nine yards around Missouri’s left end. “Jerry” Warner, the Cornhusker quarterback, registered a blue ribbon play when he pulled off a twenty-one-yard jaunt around the Tigers’ right end, carrying the pigskin to within striking distance of the Missouri goal line. Another run of thirty-seven yards is also credited to the invincible Owen Frank when he carried the ball to the Tiger two-yard line, where his brother plunged through for a touchdown.

In the second half, Coach Stiehm began substituting his reserve backfield, which did just as good work as the regulars, but in the third quarter he began replacing them.

The game was a clean contest from start to finish and the Tigers played to the last straw.

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1911 season (5-1-2)

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