The daily Nebraskan. ([Lincoln, Neb.) 1901-current, November 28, 1911, Image 1

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VOL. XI. NO 46.
Price 5 Cents
Yost's Men Seccumb After Heart Rending Struggle to
f In tho moat fiercely contested and
bitterly fought football game over
played on Nebraska field, Michigan
University's much touted team was
cbmpldlciy outclassed, out generated
and outplayed in every department of
the game by; Ewaid O. StlohnVs Corn
husker Champions laBt Saturday.
Tho' hpsts of Fielding . Yost, big,
strong; and Well drilled as they wore,
were never from tlio first minute of
play a menace to the Cornhuskors,
ho assumed tho offensive from the
Jfsl and kept tho Mai?e and piuo
Jants coniiailaliy backing toward
their goal.
Thl game was a complete surpriso
to CorahUBkor and Wolverlno follow
ers alike. Michigan has borne such a
tremendous reputation as a hard
fighting husgy second half team, that
oven tho most sanguine Cornhuskcn
supporter did not feel confident of
bleating Iho Northerners, although
each ono knew that "Nebraska's team
was by far tho strongost aggregation
in this section of tho west. It was
feared that Nebraska was going above
her class in attempting to play the
famous Wolverines.
.Tho game proved that she was out
of her class, but in exactly tho oppo
site manner. Nebraska's lino charged
low and hard from tho first whistle to
tho last Nebraska's back field mado
tho touted Thompson and Craig look
like .high school players. Captain
Conklin of tho Michigan team was tho
only man of tho crow who could bo
compared at all with his opponent of
tho Scarlet and Cream, and a" com
parison thore would giyo Lofgron a
CornhU&kers 8core Early.
Nebraska was tho first to score.
After tho ball had boon worked from
ourowh goal lino to which we hid
been penalized by Umpire Hlnckoy,
ErncBt Frank received a clever for
ward pitas from Jerry Warner and
ran fqrty yards through half tho
Michigan team for a touchdown. The
crowd went delirious, and yells of ox
.ultatlon fairly Bhook tho stands. Tho
gleo was Bhort lived, however. The
ball was being brought out for the
'try at goal, when It was uotlced-that
Umpire Hlnckoy, a Yale man by tho
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First downt)ade, byT. ...;.,..' . . . . : 22
Yards through line, by i.. ..;.,.,.. .:;.;,, 216
Yards around ends, by t , , , , .,-. ... 86
-Distance on punts, by; -.j......J..,. .I .... . . . . .543
Average distance on punts, by. . .-. , .;. '. "r. . fl.'v. . . . .". .0
Returnlnri punts, by . , . . ". ..." ..'....'... .V.. '.V 88
Lost on penalties, by. ... , .-, 9p
Gains hot allowed, to T. . .'. ,-f " .". r .132"
Fumbles recoveed, by '.;.. r. t .' .": . . : v, . r - 3'
Kicks blocked, by. :., ,..'.,.. ,...". ...'. V"
Mlssed "field 'goals. . , .'. v . ?T ;; . , . ; , , . . .,.-,?. 2
Successful forward passes, . ..'. . . . : .".' , . f : 1
Attempted forward passes iff..-,. "..-... 4 ...-, ,5
Total gains, &y. ,...,., fi 528
Defeat by Pupils
way, waB standing far back on tho'
field shaking his head and waving his
arms. Reforeo Ted Stuart Inquired
to find tho troublo andwas toldhat
the whistle calling timo had blown be
fore the play started.
This is absolutely denied by every
man on either team, and by tho en
tire crowd in tho bleachers In that
part of tho field. ,
Tho play was started so close to tho
side lino that ht erocan bcogwkoooo
tho s whistle would have been heard
by soine ono had it been blown, as
Nebraska had the ball and thb crowd
was keeping silence to onablo tho
players to get tho signals properly.
It would seem that Hlnckoy manu
factured . thiB puny excuse out of
wholo cloth, thus putting himsolf in
A class with other Yale officials who
have worked hero and olsSwhero
against Nebraska this year.
Wolverines Favored.
When a few momenta after tho be
Inning of the third quarter, Captain
Conklin of Michigan, who Is said to
havo been three feet off- side before
tho play started, blocked a punt and
mado Michigan's single touchdown,
thero was no attempt mado to Inflict
a penalty. Thus it was through the
whole" game. Conklin never tfaid tho
slightest attention to 'the line of
scrimmage, but was not penalized,
once, while after almost every long
advance oi-the ba.ll, no matter when
or how mado, tho Cornhuskers were
heavily ponalized on ono protonso or
Nebraska's second touchdown, liko
tho first, waB made on straight, hard,
clean football. Shortly after Michi
gan scored, Purdy, tho regular full
back, replaced Gibson, who had., start
ed the game, and was given the ball
on line plays. In tho greatest exhibi
tion of lino plunging put up by any
man of any team on Nebraska field In
tho last five years, lie, together with.
Captain Shonka, carried tho ball re
sistlessly from the center of tho field
to the goal line in jumps of from seven
to "iVenty-threo yards at a clip,
through center, off tackle, and around
tho ends. His great pl.ungo of twenty
three yards between the Michigan cap
tain and his right tackle landed the
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of Jumbo Stiehm
ball within striking distance of tho
On tho next play Shonka mado fivo
yards, and on tho next Purdy, plung
ing and tearing ovor and past tho en
tire Michigan team, slid across for a
touchdown, and through some over
sight on tho part of the officials, this
ono was allowed. Purdy punted out
to Herb Potter, who kicked an easy
goal, tying tho score.
Come Back 8trong.
in the last quarter tho Cornhuskors
took up a pace even faster and Harder,
thnn thoy had hit heretofore. Owon
Frank, Shonka, Purdy and E. Frank
galloped down tho field, making first
down In two attempts almost without
fall ; only to loso the ball and havo to
again bring it back after Thompson
Three times they did thiB, till Cap
tain Shonka, on his great tackle round
play, charged through the Michigan
lino for twelve yards, and dragged the
entire backfiold on his shoulders and
legs for seven moro, downing tho ball
on tho sir-yard line. Owen Frank
failed to put it over on tho first play,
and a fgrward pass was missed on the
next. Owen drew back to try a drop
kick, but tho pass was bad and the
kick wont wild.
A fbw moments later time was
called with the ball in Nebraska' pos
session on Michigan's forty-yard lino.
Shonka Invincible,
Coach Fielding H, Yost mado a
statomont after tho game that No
braska bad, with two possible excep
tions, the strongest football team In
"ffie country, and by many per cent the
strongest team the Wolverines have
faced. He praised tho work of Shon
ka, Purdy and Owon Frank to tho
skioB, stating especially that he had
not seen the equal of 8honka, in the
west for years.
The work of the big captain was
truly remarkable. For all that ono
could note from tho side lines, he had
no ono playing against him at all. Ho
was through tho lino on the dofenso
so faBt, that ho was continually catch
ing tho renowned Craig from behind;
he had McMillan tripping over .his
own heels trying to got out of tho
way, and ho was down tho field with
tho ends on punts, time and again
throwing Craig and McMillan in their
tracks or back of them. At carrying
tho ball ho was mbBt efficient, how-
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over. Ho was simply unstoppable,
wading through tho Wolvorin6 lino
like a giant bull mooso through a lot
of deer, hounds, shaking off tacklora
at evory step, and soldom falling to
gain from fivo to fifteen yards on k
single play, tt was thb big captain's
last game, and there is no question
but what ho never played a bettor,
unless it was his first, when Nebraska
played Minnesota in Omaha In 1909.
Whple Team Stars.
OutBlde of Shonka, and possibly
Purdy, it is hard to pick an excep
tional star on tho Nobraska toam.
Every man played just as ho did
against Kansas and MslBOuri, and
without excoption outplayed com
pletely his Individual opponent,
The Michigan team Is alleged to
have been stale by some, and by
others to havo been crippled, but little
stock is taken in thoso statements,
and Yost had nothing to say in that
It was apparent to the entire crowd
that tho Cornhuskers woro the su
periors of tho Wolverines In overy
phase of the game. The Mlohigandbra
wero fighting hard and desperately,
but they seemed to realize that thoire
was no hope ahead.
Thero havo not been so many In
juries in any game on Nobraska Hold
this year as woro suffered Jy them,
whilo not a Nebraska man was' hurt
Rough tactics woro started at tits
first of tho gamo by tho determined
Northerners, but tlio Cornhuskers
came back with a bit of rough work
too, teaching tho Michigan men a lea-
son that thoy will not soon forgot.
Throe of tho Wolverlno Btai's, Carrols.
Carpol and Thompson, had to bo
taken fr6m tho game, and woro barely
ablo to attond "the Cornhuskef ban
qupt In thb evening. These injuries
were not tho result of hacking, slug
ging or dirty work of any kind, but
simply the conscquenco of tho ex
tromo florconess of play, under which
the Cornhuskers, being in far bettor
condition physically, were better ablo
to bear up.
At Ann Arbor Next.
Cornhuskor enthusiasts generally
are well satisfied wjth tho showing of
the -team, but are bitter against the
official who they honestly believe de
liberately robbed them, of a decisive"
Bporo and a well earned victory. ,
(Continued on page four;) .
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