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VOL. XII. EXTRA
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, SATURDAY, OCT. 19, 1912.
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HUSKERS LOSE, 1 3 TO 0
Stiehm's Machine Succombs in Second Half to Minnesota Though Playing
a Brilliant Game Throughout McAlmon Goes 99 Yards
for Touchdown After Nebraska Places Ball
on Gophers' One-Yard Line
LUCK FAVORS WILLIAM'S MEN IN FINISH
Failure to Make Forward Passes Successfully and Inability to Stop William's Famous
Shift Formation Brings Defeat Center Rushes Repeatedly Broke Through
Allen for Gains Nebraska's Tackles and Ends Give
Exhibition of Extremely Fast Ball
DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE GAME
The teams appeared on the field about 2:15 and went through a
ery snappy signal drill. The weather is clear, with a slight breeze
blowing and the sun shining in Minnesota's eyes the first quarter, but
this is not much of a hindrance.
The coaches and captains met in the center of the field and held
ji consultation. A com was flipped to see which goal was to be taken
md Nebraska won the loss. Captain Frank chose U) defend the west
goal, thus putting the sun in Minnesota's eyes.
At 2:15 Minnesota kicks off to Harmon on Nebraska's 15-yard
line, who returns ball to Minnesota's .'55-yard line. A line plunge
through center results in a gam of one yard. Minnesota takes the
ball on their own 34-yard line on the failure o Nebraska to make
down. Minnesota works the ball by shift formations and on end runs
to Nebraska's 4-yard line. Here they attempted a forward pass,
which was blocked and given to Nebraska on their own 4-yard line.
Nebraska punts to Minnesota on Nebraska's 4f)-yard line. Tollefson
returns the punt to Nebraska's 80-yard line. Here Minnesota fum
bled and the Iwill was recovered by Nebraska.
Nebraska was thrown for a loss of 2 yards and punts to Minne
sota on their own 35-yard line. McAlmon makes 5 yards around end.
O.strom, left tackle, here takes the ball and is thrown for a loss of 4
yards. McAlmon again takes the ball and makes a gain through
center for 5 yards. Minnesota is penalized 15 yards for holding.
Minnesota attempts a forward pass on Nebraska's 45-yard line.
Purdy intercepts the pass and returns the ball to Minnesota's 85-yard
line. The first attempt through the line results in a loss of 5 yards.
Nebraska makes 5 yards around left end. No gain through center.
Nebraska tries for a field goal, but the ball goes wide and Minnesota
puts the ball in play on their 20-yard line.
Tollefson makes 15 yards through line. McAlmon makes 10
ards through tackle. At this stage the weakness of Nebraska's line
was quite noticeable, and Minnesota did not have much trouble in
making downs. Erdall goes through center for 10 yards, making ii
Minnesota's ball on Nebraska's 45-yard line. McAlmon makes I
more through tackle. McAlmon makes 8 more through center.
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HOW IT HAPPENED By Our Special Representative
Before a crowd of nearly 10,000 persons Minnesota triumphed
over Nebraska this afternoon on Northrup Field. Heavy penalties
and an intercepted forward pass cost the Cornhuskers the chance to
win from the Gophers. Not until the last part of the third quarter
was the Minnesota's first score made, and it is doubtful if it would
have been made then had not a 25-yard penalty lost the ball within
5 yards of her goal. If Stiehm's men had at 'this point put up the
splendid stone wall defense that they did when their goal was endan
gered in the opening quarter the result might have been different,
but Minnesota bunched its attack and pushed the ball over.
The final score was made after one of the most sensational runs
that has ever been made on Northrop Field. It was a tense situation
for the little band of Nebraska rooters. Minnesota's line was im
penetrable, so a forward pass was used. It missed its mark, and was
caught by McAlmon who made his famous run down the field.
The Cornhuskers appeared on the field at 2:80 p. m., followed by
the Minnesota warriors amid loud cheers from the great crowd
Nebraska won the toss and chose to defend the west goal leaving the
sun in the eyes of Minnesota players. Tollefson kicked off, and the
ball is returned by Ilalligan, who makes 85 yards. Luck intervened
here and Nebraska fumbled on her own 85-vard line Minnesota
gamed the ball and made 20 yards on a forward pass. Ernie Frank
intercepts a second attempt at a pass and gains 15 yards for the
v ornhuskers. At this point Minnesota's line held and Nebraska was
lorced to punt, Tollefson returning the ball 12 yards. Here Nebraska
was penalized for interference, followed by a spectacular run by
Erdall who was brought to earth 12 yards from Nebraska's goal line
With the ball on Nebraska's 8-yard line Minnesota made a desperate
attempt to make a touchdown, but Nebraska, in a wonderful of stone
wall defense, holds, and 'the next play puts the ball far down
Nebraska punts out of danger 35 yards, and the ball rests on Ne
braska H 35-yard line until Minnesota is penalized 15 yards for hold
ing Ernie Frank intercepts a forward pass of Erdall's and runs 40
yards. He gained 5 more yards and Potter tries a drop-kick from
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