Nebraska 21
Kansas State 0

Nov. 18, 1922

Forward Pass Goes Against South Eleven



Nebraska Field, Nov. 18 — Caesar had his Brutus. The Kansas Aggies had their forward pass.

Against the Cornhuskers the Aggies used the forward pass for a gain of 181 yards but that same forward pass dealt the Jayhawkers a left hand blow and the Cornhuskers won today by a 21 to 0 score.

The Farmers were stronger than the Nebraskans had anticipated and the game was bitterly fought.

Dawson started a bunch of second stringers, but jerked them during the second quarter when the Aggies threatened.

Nebraska’s first two touchdowns were the result of Aggie aerial flips which failed to connect.

In the middle of the second quarter Noble intercepted Stark’s pass and ran to the Aggie’s forty-yard line. An exchange of punts enabled the Huskers to take advantage of Brandley’s weak boot and start a sixteen-yard drive to a touchdown. Lewellen carried it over.

Two minutes after the start of the third quarter, Lewellen intercepted and Aggie forward pass and ran twenty-three yards to a second touchdown.

The third touchdown was the result of straight football, a hammering drive which swept the Aggies before it in a steady march down the rectangle.

A fourth touchdown was denied the Huskers when time was called with Nebraska in possession of the ball on the Aggies’ four-yard line, with four downs to make it.

The breaks of the game continually went against the Aggies. Early in the first half the Farmers counted a touchdown only to have it disallowed for the infliction of a five-yard penalty because the Aggie backs were in motion.

The Agriculturalists crossed the goal line on a forward pass.

There is a lot of respect for the Kansas Aggies in Nebraska camp tonight. Any team that could complete passes the way the Farmers did should command respect. The Aggies tried forty-three forward passes and completed twenty-one. Swartz and Stark were active on the receiving and hurling end of most of the flips. Either could hurl the oval with telling effect. Swartz threw the pigskin in southpaw fashion and fooled the Nebraska forwards at first.

Dave Noble, Omaha Central star, was the big noise in the Nebraska offense. In the first quarter he reeled off a run of forty-one yards and rushed the oval out of the danger zone when it looked like the Farmers were off to a touchdown. In the last quarter he drove and hammered through the Aggie line for a touchdown and was on the way to another when the whistle ended the game. Lewellen and Wenke also came in for a share of the glory.

The game today was an excellent preparation for the Thanksgiving day game, for the Farmers are coached by Bachman, a former Hoosier star, and used the Notre Dame shift and formations which the Catholics employ.

Play by Play

First Period

Captain Hartley of Nebraska won the toss and chose the east goal.

Wenke kicked off forty yards. Brandley returned forty yards to Aggies’ twenty-four-yard line. Aggies fumbled on first play. The Cornhuskers were offside and were penalized five yards.

On next play Brandley ran Nebraska right end for nine yards. The ball was called back and Nebraska penalized five yards.

Clements hit center for six yards. Brandley fumbled and was thrown for an eight-yard loss. Forward pass, Swartz to Stark, was good for thirteen yards. Clements dove over left tackle for two yards. Clements dove through for another five yards. Clements made it first down. Ball on fifty-yard line. Clements dove through line again for five yards. A forward pass, from Swartz to Stark, was good for seven yards, and another first down.

Stark fumbled and in a wild scramble for the ball the Aggies recovered. A forward pass, Stark to Munn, was incomplete. Another forward pass, Stark to Webber, was incomplete, but a forward pass, Stark to Brandley, was good for four yards.

On fourth down Swartz forward pass went over goal line for a touchback.

Nebraska took the ball on its twenty-yard line. Noble ran off Aggies left tackle and made forty-one yards. Noble again plunged for three yards. R. Dewitz hit the line for two yards.

An off tackle drive by Noble gained one yard.

Russell tried a drop kick. The ball hit the goal post and bounced back in field. It was from the forty-yard line.

Clements hit the line for three yards. Forward pass, Swartz to Stark, gained six yards. Clements went through line for four yards and first down. Stark failed to gain on a line buck. Clements dove through center for eight yards and another first down. Clements plunged through Nebraska left guard for two yards. Forward pass, Swartz to Stark, incomplete.

Clements hit the line for five yards. Stark punted fifty yards across Nebraska goal line for a touchback. It was Nebraska’s ball on its twenty-yard line.

Time was taken out, Clements hurt.

Noble dove off tackle for three yards. Nobel made three around Aggies left end. Dewitz made a yard on a line plunge. Ball on Nebraska’s twenty-eight-yard line.

On fourth down Russell punted out of bounds thirty-eight yards; Aggies’ ball on their thirty-seven-yard line.

On first play Clements went through Nebraska’s left end for four yards, but the play was called back. Aggies penalized five yards. A forward pass, Stark to Swartz, gained thirty-five yards.

It was Aggies’ ball on Nebraska thirty-two-yard line.

Hartley substituted for Hartman in Nebraska lineup. Swartz ran around Nebraska right end for four yards. The quarter ended with the Aggies in possession of the ball on Nebraska twenty-eight-yard line. Kansas Aggies, 0; Nebraska, 0.

Second Period

Forward pass, Stark to Munn, was good for fifteen yards and first down. Clements hit the right side of Nebraska right end for three yards.

Weller substituted for McGlasson in Nebraska lineup. McGlasson was substituted for Basset in Nebraska lineup.

The Aggies were on Nebraska ten-yard line. Stark failed to gain in trying to go around Nebraska right end. On a forward pass, Swartz to Stark, the play was disallowed and the Aggies penalized five yards for offside.

H. Dewitz was substituted for R. Dewitz in the Nebraska lineup. A forward pass, Stark to Swartz, was incomplete.

On the fourth down a forward pass by Swartz was incomplete and Cornhuskers took the ball on their own fifteen-yard line.

Russell punted forty-five yards, to Swartz, who fumbled but recovered on his forty-one-yard line. Brandley ran the Nebraska right end for four yards. Wenke broke through and spilled Stark for an eight-yard loss. A forward pass by Stark was intercepted by Noble who carried the ball to Aggies forty-three-yard line.

H. Dewitz dove through the Aggies line for six yards.

Nebraska fumbled on next play. Dewitz recovered for seven-yard loss. Dewitz hit the line for four yards.

Russell punted forty-two yards across the Aggies goal line for a touchback.

Ball to play on Aggies twenty-yard line. Aggies ball. Swartz went through the line for three yards. Clements followed with a plunge of one yard. Stark failed to gain around Nebraska’s left end. Time out, Stark hurt. On the fourth down Bradley punted thirty yards.

It was Nebraska’s ball on Aggies forty-five-yard line. H. Dewitz dove off tackle for three yards. H. Dewitz plunged through two yards on next play. Hartley was thrown for two yards loss. Russell punted twenty-five yards out of bounds.

Aggies ball on their eighteen-yard line. Lewellen went in for Noble in Nebraska’s back field. Clements made two yards on a line plunge. A forward pass, Stark to Swartz, was incomplete.

Brandley punted twenty yards, Lewellen returning it fifteen yards.

Nebraska’s ball on Aggies’ fifteen-yard line.

On first play Lewellen dove over the Aggies’ left end for five yards. H. Dewitz hit the Aggies’ center for two yards.

On a double pass Hartley dove through the right end for seven yards and first down. Ball on Aggies’ two-yard line.

Lewellen dove through Aggies’ left guard station for a touchdown.

H. Dewitz placed kicked the goal for the extra point.

Score: Nebraska, 7; Aggies, 0.

Weller kicked off 55 yards, Stark returning 11 to the Aggies 16-yard line.

The Aggies faked a punt and Swartz made a hard run through center.

Nebraska was penalized 15 yards for roughness. Swartz hit center for 4 yards. Stark goes around Nebraska left end for 3 yards.

A forward pass Swartz to Webber was good for 15 yards. Ball on Nebraska 48-yard line.

A forward pass Stark to Swartz incomplete.

A forward pass by Stark was intercepted by Lewellen on Nebraska 34-yard line. No return.

Lewellen dove over Aggies left tackle for six yards. Dewitz hit the line for 3 yards. Lewellen made it a first down on a line plunge of 4 yards. Hartley plunged through for 3 yards.

Hartley hit the left side of the Aggies line for 1 yard. On a double pass Hartley to Dewitz gained another yard. Time up first half.

Score: Nebraska, 7; Aggies, 0.

Third Period

Peterson was substituted for House in the lineup for Nebraska. Weller kicked off sixty yards across Aggie goal line, for a touchback. Aggies’ ball on their twenty-yard line.

Swartz went through line for two yards. Forward pass, Swartz to Webber, incomplete. Forward pass by Swartz was intercepted by Lewellen, who ran it back to a touchdown. He ran it back twenty-five yards.

H. Dewitz place kicked the goal.

Score: Nebraska, 14; Aggies, 0.

Weller kicked off fifty-six yards. Stark returned it nine yards to Aggie’s twelve-yard line. Swartz made one yard on fake punt. Forward pass by Stark incomplete. Forward pass, Stark to Brandley, incomplete. Brandley punted forty-three yards. Nebraska’s ball on her forty-five-yard line. Lewellen hit the Aggies’ left side for two yards but play disallowed and Nebraska penalized five yards, off side.

Lewellen punted forty-eight yards out of bounds. Aggies’ ball on their twelve-yard line.

Stark ran from punt formation for four yards around Nebraska left end. Forward pass Swartz to Stark made six yards and first downs. Forward pass Stark to Webber good for seven yards. Forward pass Stark to Brandley for five yards and first downs. Aggies ball on their own thirty-five-yard line.

Forward pass Swartz to Stark good for five yards.

The Aggies faked a forward pass, Swartz broke through the line for thirteen yards. Forward pass Stark to Swartz good for four yards. Weller broke through and spilled Swartz for three yard loss. Aggies ball on Nebraska’s forty-six yard line. Time out.

A forward pass, Stark to Munn, was completed for eleven yards, account of interference. A forward pass, Swartz to Brandley, was for three yards.

Brandley fumbled and Nebraska recovered ball on her own thirty-eight-yard line.

Lewellen hit the line for three yards. Lewellen drove through for four yards. H. Dewitz made its first down on a center plunge for four yards. Lewellen hit the right side of Aggies line for two yards. Lewellen drove through for two yards. Nebraska takes time out, Thomsen hurt. McAllister was substituted for Thomsen at right end for Nebraska. Forward pass by Hartley was intercepted by Stark who carried it to Nebraska’s forty-seven-yard line.

Wenke spilled Swartz for twelve-yard loss. A forward pass. Swartz to Stark, gained ten yards. Clements made first down on a plunge. A forward pass, Stark to Swartz, was incomplete. A forward pass, Swartz to Munn, was good for three yards. It was the fourth down and seven to go. A forward pass by Swartz was incomplete. It was Nebraska’s ball on its thirty-two-yard line.

Hartley ran from punt formation, making four yards. Sears was substituted for Clements in Aggies lineup.

Hartley fumbled on the next play, and Stark recovered for the Aggies on Nebraska’s thirty-eight-yard line.

Lewellen broke through and spilled Stark for three-yard loss. Sears tried Nebraska’s center but failed to gain. A forward pass, Swartz to Stark, was incomplete.

Aggies’ ball on Nebraska’s forty-yard line. Stark punted twenty-five yards. Russell returned ten yards. Hartley dove over Aggie’s right tackle for six yards. Lewellen made its first down on a line plunge good for seven yards.

H. Dewitz went through right side of Aggie’s line for eleven yards. Ball on Nebraska’s forty-eight-yard line.

On a split buck Dewitz made seven yards over Aggies’ left guard. Time up for third quarter. Nebraska in possession of ball on Aggies’ forty-four-yard line.

Nebraska, 14; Aggies, 0.

Fourth Period

R. Dewitz was substituted for Lewellen in Nebraska’s back field. H. Dewitz plunged through the line for two yards. About two inches to go on first down. Russell fumbled on next play, and Stark recovered for the Aggies on their thirty-six-yard line.

Stark dove over Nebraska’s left tackle for six yards but the play was called back and Nebraska penalized five yards for off side first down. Aggies ball on their forty-yard line.

Stark shifted through the line for seven yards. Forward pass, Stark to Webber, was incomplete.

Stark made it a first down through the line for four yards. The Aggies’ ball on Nebraska’s forty-six-yard line. Forward pass, Swartz to Stark, was good for fourteen yards and first down. Stark dove off tackle for three yards. Nixon goes in for McGlasson in Nebraska lineup.

After Hartley had intercepted a forward pass and the ball worked to the Aggies forty-two-yard line, Noble made a wide end run for twenty-five yards.

Noble fumbled but recovered. He then went eighteen yards. On the next play Noble made a yard and then went over for a touchdown. Dewitz failed to kick goal.

Play Called Back

Sears plunged through for two yards but play was called back and Aggies penalized five yards off side. Forward pass, Swartz to Webber, incomplete. Forward pass, Swartz to Munn, incomplete. Fourth down, eleven to go. Stark punted twenty yards and it’s Nebraska’s ball on her 22-yard line. Hartley drove off tackle for five yards. On a fake plunge at center, Russell ran the Aggie’s left end for seventeen yards. Time out, Stark injured. Noble substituted in Nebraska backfield for R. Dewitz. Noble made a yard on an off tackle drive. Nebraska penalized five yards off-side. Nebraska’s ball on her 34-yard line. Noble fumbled on it nextplay, Munn recovered for the Aggies on the 43-yard line. Forward pass, Swartz to Stark, good for nine yards. Forward pass, Stark to Swartz, good for three yards and first down. Stark made two yards on a line drive. Forward pass by Swartz intercepted by Hartley who carried it to Nebraska’s 44-yard line. H. Dewitz hit the line for three yards. H. Dewitz made another four yards through line. On a split buck play Hartley hit the Aggies’ left side for seven yards and first down. Time out, Aggies consulting. Ball now on Aggies’ 42-yard line. Aggies penalized two yards for taking out too much extra time. On a wide run around Aggies’ left end. Noble ran twenty-five yards. Nebraska’s ball on Aggies’ 22-yard line. Laswell substituted for Steiner. Hahn for Staib. Steiner for Hahn in Aggies’ lineup.

Noble Goes Over

Noble fumbled and recovered for no loss. Noble drove through Aggie line for eighteen yards. Ball on Aggies’ 4-yard line. Noble hit the line for one yard. Noble went over for a touchdown. Time out, one of the Aggies’ players hurt. Burton went in for brandley, Brandley for Stark in the Aggie lineup. H. Dewitz failed for the extra point. Schindler substituted for Steiner in the Aggie lineup. Score Nebraska 20, Aggies 0.

Klemke was substituted for Schoeppel in the Nebraska lineup. Weller kicked off fifty-five yards to Brandley who returned eighteen yards to Aggies’ 23-yard line. Sears made two yards on a line plunge. Brandley was thrown for a 1-yard loss. On the try for extra point the Aggies were off-side and the extra point was allowed. Score, Nebraska 21, Aggies 0.

Sears made four yards off tackle. Brandley punted forty yards to Hartley who returned ten yards. Nebraska’s ball on its own 39-yard line. Forward pass by Russell intercepted by Swartz who ran the ball ot Nebraska’s 48-yard line. Forward pass, Swartz was intercepted by H. Dewitz and was carried to the Aggie’s 32-yard line. Nebraska’s ball. Noble made three yards through right guard. Hoy was substituted for H. Dewitz in the Nebraska line. On a double pass Hoy stumbled and was thrown for a 2-yard loss. Noble drove over the Aggies’ right tackle for ten yards and a first down. Ball on Aggies’ 21-yard line. Time out. Aggies were penalized two yards for taking excessive time. Noble drove off the tackle for seven yards. Another plunge by Noble gained four yards and first down. Hartley failed to gain on line plunge. Nebraska ball on Aggies’ 12-yard line. Time up.

Score, Nebraska 21, Kansas Aggies 0.

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