Nebraska 20
Kansas 0

Nov. 16, 1918

Cornhuskers Defeat Kansas Squad, 20 to 0



Lincoln, Neb., Nov. 16—The University of Nebraska football team humbled the Kansas university squad on Nebraska field today bay a score of 20 to 0. The gridiron was a sea of mud, owing to rain, which began falling yesterday and which continued throughout today.

Despite the poor condition of the field the Cornhuskers' offensive worked smoothly and proved so far superior to their opponents' defense that the Nebraskans were able to plough their way through the mud for a total of three touchdowns.

Two of Nebraska's touchdowns came in the third quarter. Following an exchange of punts the Cornhuskers secured possession of the pigskin on the Kansas twenty-yard line and they forced their way though the visiting team's defense until they were within five yards of the Kansas goal. Two line plunges which followed enabled Jobes to score a touchdown. Another series of plunges followed and Swanson forced the Kansas line for a second touchdown. In the fourth period the Cornhuskers resumed their smashing tactics and scored another touchdown.

Nebraska Scores Twice

Two scores were made by Nebraska in the second period on a safety when Bunn, the Kansas left halfback, after calling for a second punt, was thrown.

First period: The Cornhuskers seemed to have the greater strength in the initial period, keeping the ball in Kansas territory the larger part of the time. Nebraska smothered all attempts of the Kansas backfield to gain. The quarter ended with the ball in Nebraska's possession on the Kansas thirteen-yard line.

Second period: Nebraska's two points in the second quarter came on a safety. At the beginning of the period the Cornhuskers battled their way to within three yards of a touchdown, but were halted in their forward march when penalized fifteen yards for holding.

Third period: The third quarter opened with Kansas holding the ball, but Nebraska regained the pigskin on the Kansas twenty-yard line after an exchange of punts. Two line plunges and a double pass carried the ball to the Kansas five-yard line and then Jobes made two line plunges for a touchdown. The second touchdown came when Nebraska, by a series of line plunges, carried the ball to Kansas' six-yard line, following which Howarth went through the Kansas defense for a second touchdown. Score: Nebraska 14, Kansas 0.

Fourth period: Nebraska carried the ball to the Kansas fifteen-yard lie, where the Cornhuskers lost it on downs. Foster punted twenty yards, and no sooner had the Nebraska team regained the ball than they began another series of line plunges, which carried them to the Kansas three-yard line, from where Swanson dived through for Nebraska's third touchdown.

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