Nebraska 42
Nebraska Wesleyan 7

Nov. 8, 1913 • Lincoln, Neb.

Stiehm's Braves Annihilate Men of Old Wesleyan

Substitute Cornhuskers, Braced by Few Regulars, Do Things to Methodists

Howard of Omaha is Grand as a Leader

Wesleyan Outweighs Nebraska but Scores Only on Fumbles. Score, 42 to 7

Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 8—Outweighed and with a liberal sprinkling of substitutes in their lineup, the Cornhuskers today defeated the Wesleyan coyotes, by the score of 41 to 7. The Methodists' only counter came on a midair fumble in the backfield and Durham, the coyote right end, grabbed the hogskin and hoofed twenty-five yards to the scarlet and cream goal. At no other time did the Wesleyanites have a peep at the final chalk bar.

Warren Howard, versatile footballist of purple and white training, generaled the aggregation throughout the greater share of the clash and at all times was voted acceptable by the hordes on the sidelines. Elwell and Delametre performed at the halves and Coffee settled in the fullback position.

Beck and Howard worked the forward pass for three touchdowns and another came as a result of the persistent crashes by the Omaha gladiator. Hudson and Klepser, halves of the University Place battlers, did much lugging of the ball in midfield but were shot to earth when the army approached the Nebraska fort. Bob Thompson, for the Huskers, and Ward, gigantic pivot of the Wesleyan line, staged a contest between them from beginning to closing whistle with neither having any great advantage. Ward is touted as the best center in the west but he had his hands full, and so did Thompson.

Beck, Halligan, Abbott, Mastin, Cameron and Ross, besides Howard and Thompson of the regular team, were in the contest off and on, but by far the bulk of the activity was thrown on the substitutes. Clint Ross, colored athlete, over whom Kansas is making faces whenever the name is mentioned, carted away attraction of the afternoon when he ran down the speedy Hudson from the back when the Coyote was strutting for the goal at a mile-a-minute clip. No other Huskers were in the immediate vicinity and this was enough to make Ross throw in the high gear and accomplish the unprecedented feat of a weighty guard running down an opposing speed list from the rear. Shields, once of Omaha High, took a frolic in the line but was retired by a bad shoulder after he had used it in breaking up several Wesleyan plays.

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Nebraska is 8-0 all-time against Nebraska Wesleyan.

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1913 season (8-0)

Washburn Oct. 4
Kansas State Oct. 11
Minnesota Oct. 18
Haskell Oct. 25
Iowa State Nov. 1
Nebraska Wesleyan Nov. 8
Kansas Nov. 15
Iowa Nov. 22

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