Washington (Mo.) 20
Nebraska 7

Dec. 7, 1918

Nebraska Loses Title Game to Washington Uni



St. Louis, Mo., Dec. 7—Washington university defeated Nebraska university here this afternoon, 20 to 7, in a game which decided the Missouri Valley football title as played under student army training corps regulations. The victory of the St. Louis eleven was decisive and due to speed of brain and of foot.

Nebraska made its only points in the second quarter through a forward pass after some good gains through end runs and line bucks.

Dobson heaved to Lyman, who ran over the line, and Howarth kicked the goal. Washington tied the score, but a few minutes later, after a series of forward passes, Evans carried the leather over on a short end run. Simpson kicked goal in this quarter. Evans made a sensational run through a broken field after receiving a forward pass and crossed the line, covering sixty-five yards on the trip. Simpson again kicked goal. Washington made six more points in the second half on field goal kicking by Simpson. Washington could not make headway through the Nebraska line and the Cornhuskers were stopping end runs and forward passes so the former Michigan star resorted to kicking form the field.

Toward the close Nebraska made its showing of the game, when it resorted to straight football and ran the leather two-thirds the length of the field before time was called in the final quarter. The work of Evans, who is a major league baseball player, in running, was a feature of the game. Simpson used fine head work in handling the Washington team.

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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
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