Iowa 12
Nebraska 0

Oct. 5, 1918

Cornhuskers Meet Defeat by Score 12-0



Lincoln, Neb., Oct. 5—The University of Nebraska football squad, champions of last year's Missouri Valley conference, went down to defeat here this afternoon at the hands of the strong University of Iowa tea by a score of 12 to 0. It was the opening contest of Nebraska's 1918 gridiron season and was the first game the Cornhusker team has lost to Iowa since 1899.

Nebraska lost its best chance to score in the first quarter when they carried the ball to Iowa's one-yard line and then lost it on downs.

Iowa's score all came in the third quarter on two touchdowns, the visitors beginning a march down the field toward the Nebraska goal soon after the second half opened. Line plunges in which Lohman, the Iowa fullback played no little part, carried the Iowans to the Nebraska ten-yard line, where they were penalized for being off-side. Then Lohman shot a pass to Reed, the Hawkeye left end who downed the ball under the Nebraska line goal for a touchdown.

On Nebraska's Three-Yard Line

After making the first touchdown the Iowa line resumed its plunging tactics and a few minutes before the quarter came to an end had the ball on Nebraska's three-yard line. Lohman then shot through the Cornhusker line for the second touchdown of the game. Greenwood, Iowa's left tackle, failed in two attempts to kick goal.

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Nebraska is 29-17 all-time against Iowa.

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1918 season (2-3-1)

Iowa Oct. 5
Omaha Balloon Nov. 9
Kansas Nov. 16
Camp Dodge Nov. 23
Notre Dame Nov. 28
Washington (Mo.) Dec. 7

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