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Vol. IX. No. 41.
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, TUESDAY, NOVEMBERS, 1909.
Price 5 Cents.
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AND KBY S 10 5 SCORE
FRANK AND ELLIOTT PLAYED A
THREE COSTLY FUMBLES WITHIN TEN YARDS OF DENVER'S
GOAL CAUSE FOR NEBRASKA'S FAILURE TO RUN UP
LARGER SCORE ON COLORADO TEAM
Nebraska G, Denver 5.
In the next to the final game of the
series, Nebraska humbled the proud
Denver eleven at University park,
Denver, Saturday afternoon. The final
score was 6 to D, but if tho gamo were
to be decided on the relative merits of
the two elevens the difference would
be much greater. The Cornhuskers
had a decided advantage In the play
ing during the entire contest and It
was only by being very lucky In re
covering Nebraska's costly fumbleB
that Denver was enabled to keep the
Three different times tho Cornhusk
ers had the ball within striking dis
tance of Denver's goal lino, only to
Jose It by costly fumbles. Once the
baU'was fumbled on -the Denver one
yard line, after Frank had made a san
satlonal run of thirty-four yards.
Twice before this the Cornhuskers
muffed tho ball when within ten yards
of the Denver goal line.
Tho Denver team received much
criticism from tho sidelines for some
of their methods. The Denver play
ers Instead of tackling the man,
showed a tendency to tackle tho ball.
In this fact may bo found the cause
of much of Nebraska's fumbling. Sev
eral times the Denver tactics could be
reduced to veritable stealing of the
ball. Once Johnson, right end for Ne
braska, received a forward pass from
Beltzer and raced forty yards to with
in one yard of Denver's goal line, only
to have tho ball stolen from him. Al
most every fumble by Nebraska was
recovered by a Denver man, which
fact goes to show that such tactics
must have been frequently employed
by the Denver oleven.
Good Rooting for Nebraska.
The team were well treated by the
Denver people, and have nothing but
words of praleo for their reception In
the Colorado metropolis. At no time
during the game did tho Cornhuskors
lack loyal support. Nebraska rooters
were present In the bleachers in al
most as great numbers as the Denver
supporters themselves. Students from
Boulder and other nearby and Denver
schools occupied places In the Nebras
ka -BecttOn and "all joined In the Ne
braska yells and songs. Former No
brasak students and other Nobraskans.
from all over the state had come to
, cheer tho Cornhuskers on to victory.
In fact, it appeared as If all rooters
outbltle of 1 Denver j wore supporting
Between halves tho band of Denver
University ontertalned tho orowd. It
was estimated thaj there wore about
3,5d0" people- fa. thestands.- The' wind
had ceased blowing' so hard, "Tow"
Cotton was In front of, the Nebraska
rooters .leading the cheerjng and sing
ing "U-u-uni." Alex Cuscaden, Louis
Hewitt, ' "Buck" McCreory and other
Nebraska. alumni holped In the rooting
In Denver Territory.
Play during both halves was In' Den
ver's territory for tho greater part of
the time, and only for ilvo minutes In
the second session, when the local
eleven scored, did Denver consistently
. play In the Cornhuskers' territory.
Nebraska made fts touchdown to
ward the close of ithe opening half,'
when Jack Temple picked up a high
punt of Schroeder's and racqd twenty
.yards for the ministers' goal. Captain
Beltzer booted the ball out from the
goal lino and Frank caught It, follow
ing his catch with a goal that gave
his team six points.
Denver scored after flftoon minutes
of play In tho second half by plowing
through tho Nebraska, line after get
ting the ball on the thirty-yard line.
Crawley carried tho ball over and
Schroeder failed to kick goal.
Before the game tho dope predicted
that Denver's poworful back field
would be able to tear through the
Cornhusker line and circle Its ciuIb for
long gains. With the exception of the
five minutes when the Ministers were
going for their touchdown, though,
they found Nebraska's defense impreg
nable. Crowley, right half, and Volk,
left half, made some effective ground
gains at right end, behind some ex
cellent Interference, until the Corn
huskors Bolved tho play, and then they
were checked all tho time.
Nearly every man on tho Cornhusker
eleven was a star and they probablj
played tho best gamo they have put
up since thoy mot Minnesota. Denver
was very fast and strong and it took
a strong eleven to stop the offensive
Frank and Elliott Stars.
Frank's long run and Elliott's sen
sational tacklo of Fike when the lat
ter player was going for a touchdown
wore tho spectacular plays pt tho day.
Frank's run was' made from tho thlr-ty-flve-yard
line and It took the ball
to tho Denver one-yard line. Tho Ne
braska quarter darted and dodged
through the Denver lino so fast that
tho local players could not stop him.
His running was similar to that which
made Johnson 'famous at Nebraska.
Elliott, who played right guard for
Wolcott, and who was thought to bo
weaker than Wolcott, saved tho game
for the Cornhuskers, with one minute
to play. Denver had the ball on Its
forty-yard lino and tried a trick play.
The center and left guard remained In
their positions, while tho quarter pre
tended ho had tho ball and made a
fake at an end run. This drew all the
Cornhuskers to ono side, then the
center passed the ball to Fike, left
guard, who was racing for a goal,
when Elliott downed him on th'e' Den
ver fifteen-yard line.
The .entire Nebraska, line played
sensational ball. Big Sbonka did some
of his famous smothering tackling and
was a star from tho sound of tho
whistle . Temple, JSwlng and 'Harto
broke through tho Denver lino repeat,
edly and split up plays. Chauner and
Johnson at ends did better than In
any game of tho season. Johnson,
playing his last year, was a wonder.
Good on the Defense.
Magor and Itathbono, with Captain
Boltzer, did some great defensive
work. Magor was a terror to every
Minister. Rathbone drove holes in the
Donvor lino for many gains of six and
Volk, Crowley apd Schroeder wore
Denver's back, field stars and they
played splendid ball. Greence, center,
and.BruBZ, Quarter back, wero other
Denver stars. A strong wind, which
blew from tho weBt, gave all advan
tage to tho team defending tho west
goal. It waB ,. Impossible to boot the
ball for greater 'distances than twenty
or thirty-five yards In tho face of this
wind., ' "'
Denver tried three forward possesj
but three of thorn failed. Nebraska)
on tho other hand, essayed four, all of
which wero worked. Tho onsldo kick
was rocoverod once by Nobraska.
The Donvor back field was .hoavlor
than Nebraska, but tho strength of
the lino and tho work of Nebraska's
star ends prevented moro progress.
A Pretty Day.
It was a beautiful day. Tho ther
mometer stood at f5 degrees and tho
sky was cloudless. Tho wind, which
blow at a terrific gale, mado dofondlng
tho weBt goal decidedly easy as com
pared with the other ond of tho field.
At 2:25 Nebraska appeared on tho
field, headed by Captain Beltzor. The
Nebraska alumni, who occupied the
south section, roBe and gavo tho Ne
Tho captains decided on .'10 minute
hnlves. Nebraska won the toss and
chose to dofend tho west goal.
At 2:35 Brusso kicked off for Den
ver. Boltzer received the ball and re
turned flvo yards. Frank made a fifteen-yard
forward pasH to Magor.
Frank on an end run ran for fifteen
yards and then out of boundB.
Denver took tho ball on a fumble on
Nebraska's forty-yard line.
Denver failod to gain and punted.
Nebarska was unable to make downs
and returned tho punt.
Denver got tho ball on her thirty
yard line. Schroeder, after a falluro
of his team to gain, punted flftoon
ynrds to Frank. All Denvor's punting
waB poor on account of the stiff wind,
while Nebraska mado fifty and sixty
With tho ball worked to Denver's
twenty-five-yard line, but In her pos
session, Crowley made twelve yards
through tacklo. Brussc lost three
yards on an end run. Schrooder then
punted to Frank, who was downed in
Nebraska was unable to make dis
tance, and Boltzer punted to Volk, who
returned tho ball to his own thirty-eight-yard
Volk lost four ynrds on a delayed
pasH, and after moro attempts to gain,
Schroeder punted to Boltzer, who
fumbled tho ball. It was recovered by
Fike on Nebraska's thlrty-six-yard lino.
Hero Boltzer and Schroeder started
a punting gamo, Boltzer usually aver
aging fifty yards while Schroeder had
difficulty in making more than twenty.
Tho wind was still blowing fiercely
to the backs of the Cornhuskers nnd
to tho disadvantage of Donvor.
With tho ball In Dmvor's possession
on hor own twonty-olght-yard lino.
Volk mado ono yard through tacklo.
Nebraska was penalized flvo yards for
Shonka offside. After another attempt
by Volk, on which ho made ono yard,
Schroeder punted. Frank got ttye ball
In tho center of tho flold and returned
it ten yards. A forward pass from
Frank to Johnsqn was fumbled by
Johnson, and Schroeder fell on tho
ball. Denver tried gains through tho
Nebraska lino, but failed, and Schroe
der punto'd fifteen yards to Temple.
On tho next play Nobraska fumbled
and Denver got tho ball. Schroeder
punted flftoen yards to Elliott.
Beltzer, Rathbono and Frank made
downs. An end run by Frank and a
ltno plunge by Rathbone took tho ball
to' JDonver's ten-yard lino. . Beltzer
fumblod and Crowley recovered the
ball. Schroeder punted twenty-two
yardB and Frank roturned five yards.
Nobraska was penalized fifteen yards
Close to the Goal.
With tho ball on, Denver's ,thirty-elght-yard
line, Magor nnd Frank
failed to gain and Beltzor punted to
Volk. With the ball on her own flf-teen-yard
lino Denver started a ter
rific attack on tho Nebraska line.
Rathbono was injured and it was
feared that ho might bo taken out of
tho game. Qchroedor, Volk and Crow
ley made twelve yards through the Ne
braska line, and then the Cornhuskers
hold. Denver punted twonty-flvo yards
to Johnson. Frank mado Aye yards on
a forward pass to Chauner. Magor
Continued on Pago 4
NEBRASKA IMS SECOND IN
THE CROSS COUNTRY RUN
CORNHUSKERS LOSE TO MINNE
SOTA'S CRACK TEAM
PURDUE WON THIRD PLACE AND AMES FOURTH WITH OTHER
SCHOOLS TRAILING IN THE REAR-OLD NEBRASKANS '
WERE OUT TO CHEER RUNNERS
Nebraska took seebnd place In tho
Intercollegiate croHB-country run at
Chicago Snturday. Minnesota finished
first with a lead of ten points over
Nebraska, although tho Nebraska
team put up a strong race In every
About five hundred spectators wit
ncsBod tho race, which was pulled oft
in Jackson park at 11 o'clock Saturday
morning. A cold wind waB blowing
strongly from tho south against tho
runners over n good part of the coutho
and this combined with a rathor
hoavy track made tho raco ono re
quiring n groat doal of endurance
The NobratJka team ran a strong
raco from start to finish. The first
men finished strong with some enorgy
to spnro, and those who finished Inst
put up a plucky fight for their places.
Anderson and MUok ran the strongest
race for Nebraska. Anderson finished
third and Milok seventh. Tho other
three men finished as follows: (Mark,
eleventh; AniberBon, twelfth, and
Lzlcar, seventeenth. Ambcrson was
In poor condition for the raco, and ac
cording to some of the spectators
scattered along the course, appeared
to bo out of strength on entering tho
last half mile. Ho gathered hlinsolf
together, howovor, nnd passed several
men before tho finish.
Tho fact that Nobraska finished sec
ond was duo to tho superiority of tho
Minnesota team and not to any lack
of team work on tlfo part of tho Ne
braska mon. Minnesota's team was
composed almost entirely of veterans,
and had tho endurance that counted on
tho windy and rathor heavy courso at
Chicago Saturday. The other teams
made a good showing, although one of
the Iowa men was unable to finish the
Tho Minnesota mon finished fourth,
fifth, sixth, ninth and sixteenth, which
gavo Minnesota a total scoro of 40, to
Nebraska's GO. Purdue flnlBhod third,
Ames fourth, WlBconBin fifth, Chicago
sixth, and Iowa seventh. The record
for tho cross-country run was broken
by Purdue, whose runner finished
first in 27.: 08.
Tho toam, accompanied by ProfcB
sor Phillips, loft for Chicago Thurs
day evening and arrived at 9 o'clock
Friday morning. During the aftornoon
tho visiting teams wero driven over
tho courso In tallyhos. Tho" race was
pulled off at 11 o'clock tho following
morning. In the afternoon tho visitors
nttended tho Chicago-Wisconsin foot
ball gamo on Marshall field.
Old Grade There.
A number of old Nebraska men were
out to seo the team run, among whom
wero J. H. Havens, 1908", and F. W.
Upson, 1907. Havens was perhaps one
of the strongest cross-country men that
Nebraska has ever produced and
while at Nebraska helped to win the
former meets for Nobraska.
This was tho sixth year that the
intercollegiate races have been. held.
In the past Nebraska has won Aral,
.place four times and second once
Tho first raco held at Jackson wpark
Was in 1904, at which tlmo Nebraska,
won first. Tho following year Chicago
won first over Nebraska by a- score of
50 to 51.. Nebraska won" first the
(three succeeding years.
80PHOMORE HOP DECEMBER 11.
8econd Year Men to Give Danco After
Docombor 11 has boon announced as
tho dato of tho annual sophomore hop
at tho Lincoln hotel. Chairman Mc
Gowan la alroady making arrange
monts for tho affair, which ho plans
to mnko fully up to past standards.
Ward Rubendall is master of core
monies of tho danco.
ENGINEER8 MET LA8T NIGHT.
Nebraska Will Have Branch of Amer
At n meeting of Junior and sqnlor
mechanical engincors hold last night,
tho application blank sent' by tho sec
rotary of tho Amerlcow Instltuto or
Mechanical Englnoors'fwas signed by
about twenty men, With Roan Rich
ards as sponsor, nnd was sent In.
This practically means thnt a stu
dent branch wns formed and all that
remains to bo dono Is to cloct per
manent officers and adopt a local con
stitution, which Includes tho national
socloty's constitution governing stu
dent branches. The dues of a student
membor aro $2 a year, which gives
him tho national society's monthly
nmgazlnp, which deals entirely with
mochanlcnl engineering. Tho only
limitation put on tho student branch
Is that any thesis written by a student
member 1b first sent to tho natlonul
magazlno boforo being allowed to ap
pear In print olsowhorc.
Tho only members In tho university
aro Dean Richards, full member, and
Mr. Chowens nnd Professor Chase,
GOOD TELEPHONE BULLETIN8.
Bell Company Furnished Account of
Game at Denver.
Bulletins from tho Nebraska-Denver
football gamo wore furnlBhed by the
Nobraska Tolophono company Satur
day afternoon to a big gathering of
enthusiasts in front of their building.
Tho traffic on Thirteenth street be
tweon O and N was partially blocked
by tho throng that gathered to hear the .
results of tho game. The bulletins
wero clear, concise and to tho point,
reaching Lincoln a few seconds after
tho plays wero mado on tho Dpnver
The circuit for tho returns wero fur
nished by a joint arrangement of tho
Colorado Telephone Co., American Tol
ophono & Telegraph Co. (Bell) and
tho Nebraska Tlephono Co., by way
of tho Kansas City route. From 3:15
till tho ond of tho game a copper
metallic circuit was In use between
Donvor and Lincoln solely for this pur
pose, 'with tho result that tho news of
each play reached the local enthusi
asts almost as soon as it did tho spec
tators In tho Denver grandstand.
The tolophono companies are to be
congratulated upon tho progressive
and genorous spirit which prompts,
them to such action. Thero was no
break in tho service pr anything, to in
terfere with the clear and prompt de
livery of 'each bulletin even though the
messages passed oyer 1,000 miles of
'Your car faro would pay for a nlco
lunch"' at the Boston Lunch. Why go
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