Nebraska 54
Doane 6

Nov. 9, 1912

Doane College Makes Touchdown on Cornhuskers

Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 9 — Although outweighed and overwhelmed as to total score, the Doane collegians here today smashed through the Cornhusker line from the center of the field for a touchdown. The final score was 54 to 6 in favor of the Nebraskans.

Doane's touchdown was netted by some real football playing on the part of the boys from Crete. Having worked the ball to the center of the field after and exchange of punts in the second quarter, Medlar, Doane left half, ripped off twenty yards through right tackle. Nebraska was penalized five yards for off-side on the next play, and then, by straight football, Doane carried the ball to Nebraska's three-yard line, where Fullback Gobel carried it over.

Doane's gains in this march down the field were nearly all through tackle. The scoring play was made over guard. This one surprising burst of speed, however, was all that saved the game from being a one-sided and uninteresting contest.

Purdy was Out

Purdy did not play because of his injured knee and the desire of Coach Stiehm to save the star for the Kansas game, but Beck, who played Purdy's position at half, performed brilliantly. Toward the close of the first quarter he caught the ball on his five-yard line following the kick-off and raced ninety yards through a broken field for a touchdown.

The Doane backfield was fast, but was handicapped by the slower forwards. Doane could do nothing with the forward pass, while Nebraska gained well with it, making 110 yards on four successful attempts and failing but twice.

Howard, Nebraska's kicker, had difficulty getting the ball off. Three of his kicks went almost straight up. A feature of the game was a kick from placement by Gobel of Doane that narrowly missed goal. Although Gobel kicked from his own forty-three-yard line, which necessitates a kick of fifty-seven yards, he fell short but a few inches.

Nebraska's first touchdown came in three minutes after the opening of play. Two more scores were made during the first quarter. Beck made slashing gains off tackle.

Potter, regular Nebraska quarter, was out of the game with injuries. Harmon, the big tackle, was worked but a few minutes. Doane was outweighed about eight pounds to the man.

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1912 season (7-1)

Bellevue Oct. 5
Kansas State Oct. 12
Minnesota Oct. 19
Adrian Oct. 26
Missouri Nov. 2
Doane Nov. 9
Kansas Nov. 16
Oklahoma Nov. 23

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