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VoL IX. No. 42.
Haskell vs. Nebraska Is the football
program for Turkey Day in Lincoln.
The Lawrence Indians will meet the
Cornhuskers on Nebraska Field for the
last game of the season. The result
cannot bo foretold, for both teams
have quite similar records, and the
Denver games of each are the only
basis for direct comparison.
The attendance of students at tho
Thanksgiving game will bo lighter
than for past games this season. Many
will leave for homo Wednesday after
noon and evening and only a minority
will stay for tho game. But Lincoln
citizens will turn out In large num
bers on tho occasion of the holiday
and, tho weather permitting, the game
should bo well attended.
With Haskell defeating Denver 8 to
' 6, and Nebraska G to 5 the comparative
scores would seem to Indicate that
Haskell had slightly tho best of tho
argument. But this Is to bo doubted.
It must bo remembered that Haskell
played Its regular lino against Denver,
while Nebraska Buffered tho Iobb of
Wolcott, who was confined to his room
The game Saturday showed tho ball
In Nebraska territory tho bigger part
of the time. Two costly fumblOB by
Beltzer are tho only things which
averted two apparent touchdowns by
tho Cornhuskers. In both cases tho
ball was fumbled when within fifteen
yards of tho Denver goal and when Ne
braska was making steady progress
down tho field. If this fumbling can
be minimized In tho Haskell game the
Nebraska team will show up better
than tho Indians, taking tho Denver
scores a a basis of comparison.
On tho other hand, It must bo ad
mitted that comparative scores are
but poor things upon which to base
football predictions. So many things
enter into tho winning of a game that
scores cannot furnish a suro baslB of
comparison. Haskell has had over a
week's rest Blnco tho Denver game,
while Nebraska has only five days In
which to recover from tho battering
of tho Denver backs. This difference
is likely to toll against tho Corn
huskers. Haskell will rely considerably on
Roberts to make big gains by exchang
ing punts. In this department the In
dians will probably out-kick tho Ne
braska backs. Nebraska's gains will
probably depend upon straight football
with the onside kick and forward paBS
as valuable aids. Unluckily the meth
ods of tho Haskell and Denver teams
are so different that Nebraska has had
to adopt radically different plans of
defense for tho two teams. This may
work to the dlBadvantago of the Corn
huskers. Yet it haB tho advantage
that tho Indians wore not allowed to
discover in tho Denver game tho tricks
which Colo has in stock for the
Thanksgiving Day game.
In the accompanying chart are given
tho weights of tho Nebraska and Has
kell players. Tho Nobraska weights
aro declared by tho coaches to bo ac
curate. From tho appearance of the
figures furnlBhed by Haskell the In
dians average several pounds lighter
to tho man than tho Cornhuskerd.
The difference in weight, however,
may bo more on paper than on the
Big Games Today
Thanksgiving day is marked by foot
ball contests all over the country. In
most places Turkey Day Is set aside
for tho settlomen.t of hard local rival
ries and the interest in tlfo games
will probably bo greater locally
. than any of tho season. Yet only a
few contests will command national
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN. WEDNESDAY,
interest. Of those, four stand pro-eminent
from tho point of view of No
braska sideliners. Theso aro the
Pennsylvania-Cornell ganlo at Phila
delphia; tho Carllslo-St. Louis contest
at St. Louis; tho Notre Damo-Mar-quotte
struggle at Milwaukee, and tho
Kansas-Missouri game at Kansas City.
ITlio Cornell-Pennsylvania fight
marks tho climax of tho season for the
Now York-Pennsylvania men. Tho suc
cess of tho season at either school
depends upon tho winning or losing
of tho Turkey Day game. Cornoll was
this year held to a tie by Chicago, but
it is said that tho Ithacans did not put
up as good an article of ball as they
might, had they not desired to save
themselves for tho Thanksgiving
struggle. Tho G to 6 score at that
game could have been turned in favor
of tho Cornelllans, say tho Ithaca dopo-
stors, had not tho coaches instructed
their men to go easy.
Pennsylvania's defeat by Michigan
sent tho Quaker stock down soveral
points and it haB not yet recovered
from tho shock. Tho odds aro favor
ing Cornell and Pennsylvania will
havo to spring somo surprises if she
comes into tho class of tho New York
ers. At St Louis tho University of St.
Louis will fight It out with tho Car-
UbIo Indians. Nebraska students
havo not heard as much about the In
dians this year as last, chiefly because
there is no game scheduled with tho
Carlisle men by tho Cornhuskers. But
tho Indians aro playing good ball just
tho same, and havo put up some classy
exhibitions. So far they havo not had
so much success as last year, but
their form is bettor with each gamo.
They will meet a hard foo in St Louis
and tho gamo should bo good.
Marquette and Notro Dame will
play at Milwaukee and tho two schools
aro greatly interested In tho result of
tho contest Notro Damo surprised
tho watchers of tho gamo by beating
Michigan a couple of weeks ago. Mar-
Magor Frank Beltzer
160 153 J55
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Cbauner Temple Ewlng Shonfca Walcott Harte Johnson
155 175 188 200 195 185 173
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quotto also played closo to tho Yost
mon and her Improved form slnco that
gamo makes tho betting closo, with
but slight favor shown Notro Damo.
Tho games mark tho closo of
tho season save in a few Instancos of
post-season games. Tho Army-Navy
contest, usually ono of tho big affairs
of tho eastern Benson on tho Satur
day following Thanksgiving, will not
bo hold this yoar on account of tho
death of Byrne, tho army playor In
jured in tho gamo with Harvard. The
officials of tho two academlos called
off tho gamo as soon as tho fatal re
sult of tho accident was known. This
year is tho first slnco 1898 that tho
two teams havo not mot at Philadel
phia. Tho following Is tho rocord to dato
of tho Cornell-Pennsylvania rivalry.
1893 Pennsylvania 50, Cornoll 0.
1894 Pennsylvania 6, Cornoll 0.
1895 Pennsylvania 4G, Cornoll 2.
1896 Pennsylvania 32, Cornoll 10.
1897 Pennsylvania 4, Cornoll 0.
1898 -Pennsylvania 12, Cornoll G.
1899 Pennsylvania 29, Cornoll 0.
1900 Pennsylvania 27, Cornoll 0.
1901 Pennsylvania G, Cornell 23.
1902 Pennsylvania 12, Cornoll 11.
1903 Pennsylvania 36, Cornell 0.
1904 Pennsylvania 34, Cornoll 0.
1905 Pennsylvania G, Cornoll 5.
1906 Pennsylvania 0, Cornoll 0.
1907 Pennsylvania 12, Cornoll 4.
1908 Pennsylvania 17, Cornoll 4.
With Iowa safely out of tho way,
Kansas has loft only Missouri as a ri
val for tho Missouri Valley conference
Thanksgiving Day at Kansas City in
tho contest which Is to glvo ono or tho
championship. Thesb two schools meet
other tho valloy title. Over twenty
thousand people will witness tho strug
gle between tho Tigers of Roper and
tho Jayhawkors directed by Coach
NOVEMBER 24, 1909.
Tho dofoat of Iowa by Kansas last
Saturday surprised no ono. Tho gamo
had boon corroctly dopod out slnco tho
two tonms first sot their roBpectlvo
pacos In tho mid Boason games. Kan
sns hnd tho bettor team and won de
servedly. Iowa really had no reason
to oxpoct anything other than dofoat,
for hor toam has not boon traveling
In tho tltlo clnBs slnco tho beginning
of tho BcaBon.
in the few days intervening slnco
tho Iowa gamo, Coach Konnody has
boon busily at work putting tho final
touches on his toam for tho Thanks
giving battlo. In this work It Is com
mon report that ho hns boon glvon val
uable assistance by a numbor of for
mer Pennsylvania mon who havo como
wost to holp tho Jayhawkor coach in
his fight for tho tltlo. Konncdy Is a
popular man with tho grads of his al
ma mator In tho oast and thoy want
to soo him win. This action Is fur
thered loo by tho fact that a number of
Princoton's graduato coaches havo
boon busy at Columbia, aiding Roper
to develop tho Missouri toam. "Bum
my" Booth, "Bill" Edwards, and
others of Princeton famo havo docond
ed on masso upon tho Missouri college
town and -they aro eald to bo working
wonders with tho Tigers. Art Irwin,
ox-Yalo, is another of Ropor's helpors.
From all reports tho Missouri of
fonso -will bo much 11 ko that shown
ngalnst Amos a few weoks ago. Roper
1b following tho old Prlncoton tactics
of straight football and Is paying but
Uttlo attention to tho modern wrinkles.
He Is eald to bo hopoful of winning on
straight massed plays without tho aid
of tho forward pass or tho onsldo kick.
In tho Ames gamo tho Tigers opened
up holos in tho Iowans' lino with as
tonishing easo. Roper has his mon
trained in wedge-shaped formations.
With two mon breaking through tho
lino ahead of tho playor with tho ball
and tho roBt of tho toam pushing from
behind, his playB havo a momentum
not easily stopped.
Price 5 Cents.
Whon tho Roper maBB play Is slowod
down, tho mon at tho roar havo a way
of twisting around and shooting tho
ball-carrlor around tho sldo of tho pllo
In a way that Is dlBconcorting to tho
opponents of tho Tlgors. This Is tho
old-tlmo Prlncoton gamo, and it is
said to bo working wonders undor Ro
por'B direction. In tho Kansas- Nobras
ka gamo, Uio Cornhuskors mado tholr
best gains by straight dashes through
tho lino with tho full-back carrying
tho ball. Tho Jayhawkors showod a
striking Inability to hold out agalnBt
this Bort of hammering. If thoy havo
not mended, thoy may oxpoct a hard
tlmo of It with tho Tlgors.
Missouri haB boon propnrlng for tho
KanBas gamo ovory slnco tho begin
ning of tho Boason. A "Boat Kansas"
club was formed; "Boat Kansas" elec
tric slgnB appear on tjio campus, tho
Dally MlBsourlan rogularly publishes
tho slogan and In ovory way tho sup
porters of tho Tlgors aro impressing
tho necessity of a victory upon tho
toam. If Missouri Iobob It will bo with
tho satisfaction of knowing that novor
boforo In tho wost haB such an exhibi
tion of concontratod offort and organ
ized spirit bon dovolopod.
Following is tho past rocord of tho
1891 Kansas, 22; Missouri, 8.
1892 KanBOB, 12; Missouri, 4.
1893 Kansas, 4; Missouri, 12.
1894 Kansas, 18; Missouri, 12.
1895 Kansas, 0; MIsbouH, 10.
189G Kanaaa, 30; Missouri, 0.
1897 Kansas, 10; Missouri, 0.
1898 KansnB, 12; Missouri, 0.
1899 Kansas, 34; Missouri, G.
1900 Kansas, 0; Missouri, G.
1901 Kansas, 12; Missouri, 18.
1902 Kansas, 17; Missouri, 6.
1903 Kansas, 5; Missouri, 0.
1904 Kansas, 29; Missouri, 0.
1905 Kansas, 24; Missouri, 0.
190G Kansas, 0; Missouri, 0.
1907 Kansas, 4; Missouri, 0.
1908 Kansas, 10; Missouri, 4.
Total Kansas, 2G1; Missouri, 85.
Last Year for Four
This Is tho last yoar of collegiate
football for four of tho Cornhuskor
varsity. Ewlng, Harto, -Boltzor, and
Johnson finish tholr third yoar of
gridiron offort, and undor tho Mis
souri Valloy conference rules thoy aro
Ineligible for future contests. '
At left end, F. W. Johnson has
played an offensive gamo of remark
able force. Not strong in tackling,
Johnson nevertheless gets into tho
gamo -with remarkable quickness. To
his efforts havo boon duo tho break
lng up of many of the pet plays of
Minnesota, Iowa, and Kansas.
"Louie" Harte is still remomhored
by Nebraska students who saw tho
Amos gamo in Omaha In 1908 for his
plucky work with an injured anklo.
Harte played good ball in that contest
despite tho fact that his foot was
hurt painfully. This year ho has con
tinued to play steady ball. His work
at left tackle Is not sensational, but
his persistence has counted for much
In making up the feared Cornhuskor
The return of Ewlng to the squad
two days hoforo tho Minnesota game
was tho most chqerlng news of tho
week to the Nebraska sideliners. It
meant that Colo had tho use of a
heavy and gritty playerr who know
Beltzer, as captain and forward pass
artist for tho Cornhuskers, has
drawn a good share of tho applause
at every game. Ho has managed sev
eral gains with forward passes, which
havo been made possible by good work
In each case by tho forwards.
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