Nebraska 31
Kansas State 0

Oct. 17, 1914

Nebraska Has Easy Time With Aggies



Manhattan, Kas., Oct. 17—By preventing the Kansas Aggies from crossing their goal line at two different times, once when they were within eighteen inches of the line and again when they were lacking but six yards for a touchdown, the Nebraska Cornhuskers officially opened the Missouri valley conference Saturday by defeating their opponents, 31 to 0.

The Huskers completely outclassed their lighter opponents, surpassing them at all points of the game with but one exception, that being in open play and the forward pass. The Aggies succeeded in making good several attempts to gain distance in this manner, During the closing minutes of the game the successful passing of the ball from Haucke to Skinner and the sudden tackling of the runner by Rutherford on the Nebraska half-yard line netted the Aggies an eighteen-yard gain and threw a scare into the followers of the Nebraska aggregations, who were scattered about in small groups in the stands.

During practically the entire first quarter of the game Nebraska attempted to make gains by use of the forward pass and the exchange of punts, one of the latter netting Nebraska their first touchdown when Chamberlain, the demon halfback, secured the ball on a fumble and after a run of several yards crossed the Aggies’ goal line in seven minutes of play. The other scores of the Cornhuskers came as a result of long distance gains by otter, Rutherford and Chamberlain, while Nebraska scored three punts when Captain Halligan made a lace kick from the thirty-yard line.

Fumbles were frequent throughout the game on both sides and were entirely responsible for the Aggies’ failure to cross the Nebraska line for two touchdowns.

Howard, the Omaha punter, now laying his last season in a Cornhusker uniform, was forced to retire in the early part of the second quarter, but during the time he was in the game he played what was termed by all who have witnessed him play, the “most wonder game of his career.” Cameron, the long, rangy center, displayed all-Missouri Valley championship form during the entire game, playing in and out of the line at all times and downing the runners carrying the ball when touchdowns looked inevitable. Captain Halligan, Rutherford, Chamberlain and Doyle, substitute for Howard, also played a game worthy of recognition, All of these men were able to plunge the lines for substantial gains when gains were needed and it was seldom throughout the entire game that the Huskers were held for downs.

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Nebraska is 78-15 all-time against Kansas State.

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1914 season (7-0-1)

Washburn Oct. 3
South Dakota Oct. 10
Kansas State Oct. 17
Michigan State Oct. 24
Iowa State Oct. 31
Morningside Nov. 7
Kansas Nov. 14
Iowa Nov. 21

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