Nebraska 30
Nebraska Wesleyan 0

Nov. 6, 1915 • Lincoln, Neb.

Nebraska Had Easy Time With Nebraska Wesleyan



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Second and Third Cornhusker Teams Sent In to Play Against Methodists – Only Once Did State Uni. Open the ’Husker Playbox

Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 6 – Nebraska University had a very pleasant little practice game this afternoon with Nebraska Wesleyan, winning by a score of 30 to 0.

The Cornhuskers used twelve substitutes, but one man being in the lineup throughout the game. Captain Rutherford, and Halfbacks Gardiner and Reese were not in the game at all.

The Cornhuskers marched across the Methodist goal in the first three minutes of play, Corey kicked a goal from placement and the touchdown was received before the first quarter ended.

The second and third quarters were scoreless, but the Cornhusker substitutes woke up in the last half ... two more touchdowns.

Wesleyan never threatened the Cornhusker goal. The game was featured except for the ease with which the Cornhuskers won.

During the first period the Wesleyan squad was stricken with buck-fever, and the march of the Nebraskans was relentless. In the second quarter they woke up and negotiated some nifty line bucking and an occasional end run, Kline and Durham carrying the ball.

A forward pass or two was attempted. One flip, Kline to Eaton, was good for twenty-five yards, taking the ball to the Nebraska eleven-yard line, but the Methodists were offside and the play was not allowed.

After that Wesleyan never threatened.

Nebraska confined herself to straight football of the old variety.

Chamberlain, who played part of the game, negotiated a long run or two, and Cook, assisted by Proctor and Selzer, flashed through the line or off the wings whenever distance was needed.

Caley replaced Cook in the third quarter, and directed his team to confine itself to punting.

In the third quarter he opened up the Nebraska play box and registered a pair of touchdowns and then Kelley wound up the fracas at quarter.

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

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1915 season (8-0)

Drake Oct. 2
Kansas State Oct. 9
Washburn Oct. 16
Notre Dame Oct. 23
Iowa State Oct. 30
Nebraska Wesleyan Nov. 6
Kansas Nov. 13
Iowa Nov. 20

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