Iowa 18
Nebraska 0

Oct. 4, 1919 • Iowa City, Ia.

Nebraska No Match For Hawkeye Eleven

Iowa City, Ia., Oct. 4—Iowa defeated Nebraska, 18 to 0, this afternoon. The Hawkeyes achieved their second victory in two years and incidentally their second since twenty years ago with unexpected ease. They fairly ran away from the Cornhuskers in the first quarter, which ended thirteen to nothing, but played a defensive game much of the latter part of the contest with many substitutes in line. Coach Schulte also used a large number of substitutes for a different reason.

Aubrey Devine’s pretty drop kick from the thirty-yard line added three points in the second quarter, and a safety following a scoreless third period ran the Hawk total up to a dozen and a half.

A terrific downpour flooded the Iowa field and drenched the gridiron and 5,000 spectators during the third and fourth sections and this slowed up the Iowa aggregation and caused the battle to drag. Thereafter the Hawks played defensively only in the main. Nebraska with many substitutions braced nicely in the second half also and those two facts combined to leave the Hawks nearly even Steven with their guests after round No. 2 was finished.

During the last few moments of play Nebraska shot a pass from the ten-yard line and the receiving end messed the ball, which rolled behind the goal. Belding clambered on Dobson’s prostrate frame and Iowa garnered her final two points. This was the first safety scored on the Iowa field in years.

Iowa’s forward passing was brilliantly successful in contradiction to Nebraska’s failures. The Lincoln men netted a few yards via the air route as the game aged, but were unable to accomplish much before the storm. A. Devine to Glenn Devine and Lohman to Glenn Devine were the air routes chiefly used, and with deadly effect by the Hawks.

Rip Holes in Line

Iowa’s line stars ripped big holes through Nebraska’s forward wall again and again during the first half. Slatter, the giant negro, Belding and Synhorst starred in this department. The Hawkeye backs performed spectacularly in ground gaining. Both Devine brothers, Captain Lohman and Kelly covered much ground by plunging and occasional circling of the ends. Nebraska never threatened the old goal line. Howarth and Swanson failed with their forward passes and plunges against the Iowa line were repeatedly without effect. Iowa tackles smashed through at times and broke up plays before they were well started.

Sporadic ground gaining was accomplished, however, by some good bucks on the part of Captain Dobson, Dale, Hubka and Jobes. These men hammered hard and often and gained one and two and three yards, but not consistently. Punting was resorted to often as Nebraska’s only hope of gaining ground and Aubrey Devine outpunted Dale and his other rivals from Lincoln. The Cornhuskers made a better showing during the final brace of quarters, but this seemed due as much to Iowa’s weakening attack as to the visitors’ come back, although Schulte’s men showed pluck and ability in their brace when the game seemed hopelessly lost. Captain Dobson and Schellenberg were hurt but no other was badly injured. The captain’s head and Schellenberg’s leg were injured.

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