Nebraska 14
Kansas State 0

Oct. 14, 1916 • Lincoln, Neb.

‘Huskers Win Over Aggies, But Fumble

LINCOLN, Neb. — With a magnificent defense that held Nebraska in every pinch, but one, the Kansas Aggies lost to the Cornhuskers, 14 to 0, before 2,000 spectators on Nebraska field this afternoon. Nebraska was never in danger during the game, but her offensive was ragged throughout.

The first touchdown against the Aggies was made early in the first quarter when the Aggies fumbled and Riddle picked up the ball for a run of twenty-five yards in a clear field to a touchdown. This fluke temporarily dismayed the Kansas team, so much so that Nebraska was able to earn her second touchdown on short end runs and line plunges by Rhodes, Doyle, Gardiner and Caley, the latter finally crossing the goal line early in the second quarter.

From that time Coach Clevenger’s team showed real ability, breaking up the ‘Husker interference, downing the Nebraskans before the secondary defense was reached and spoiling attempts at forward passes. Given the ball, the Aggies were forced to punt, but Nebraska’s march toward the enemy goal was halted time after time.

The Cornhuskers showed two faults, not apparent in the easy game with Drake last Saturday. The first was fumbling, which time after time robbed the Nebraskans of good gains. The second was a weak interference which crumbled against the determination of Kansas not to let the ball get by.

Randalls, the Kansas left end, who had been touted the star of the team, failed to show much when he fumbled the ball, but his game improved as time went on. The star for the southerners was Doddrill, right tackle, who broke through the Nebraska line, getting the man with the ball at a number of vital times.

Little Johnnie Cook, who went into the game in the last quarter, showed more ability to gain than his teammates, and on four trips with the ball he brought it within reach of the goal line. With six inches to go, the Cornhuskers couldn’t take it over, and the ball was lost on downs.

A second time, with but a few minutes to play, the ball was carried down the field, two forward passes were tried, and both looked good for the score, but they slipped from Otoupalik’s over-eager fingers. Then Corey tried a place kick and it was successful, but the timekeeper had blown his whistle before the ball was booted.


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1916 season (6-2)

Drake Oct. 7
Kansas State Oct. 14
Oregon State Oct. 21
Nebraska Wesleyan Oct. 28
Iowa State Nov. 4
Kansas Nov. 18
Iowa Nov. 25
Notre Dame Nov. 30

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