The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899, December 01, 1892, Page 33, Image 5

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In the midst o( hopes, we are in retreat.
Nebraska did not expect to shatter the un
broken record of Kansas, but were confident
of scoring. But this was not to prove true.
It was an uphill game for us from start to
finish, with always one more hill to climb be
fore gazing upon a victorious sunset, the
shining orb this time being the regulation
" pigs leather " of the foot-ball association.
It went down twice for Kansas, but the south
ern goal line was surrounded by a dense fog,
which blinded the workers for Nebraska, and
they were led by a choice assortment of jay
hawka in the wrong direction,
But why weep over past recollections?
Kansas conquered us in as gentlemanly a
contest as will ever be witnessed. It was not
a snappy game, and may have grown mo
notonous at times on account of its slowness.
The playing was done by spurts. It re
minded many of d bicycle race. When one
side played speedy ball, the other roused up
and tried to keep even. Then both would
fall back to a slow and uninteresting gait.
The day was very disagreeable, but no apol
ogy to Kansas was needed for the stiflfbreeze
that swept from south to north over the field,
as it bore every evidence of coming from
that state itself, and was likely sent to give
the crimson a push. There was a very good
crowd out for such a day, and the exchequer
had a few dollars left over expenses to fill
some future hole. (Omaha.) The crowd
did not surely try to " hoodo " the game out
of our opponents, as they did last spring with
us in a base ball game, for they kept exceed
ingly quiet. Tin horns grew screaky and
finally almost entirely played out. The
44 yell" became swollen also, to such a de
gree that it could no longer be swallowed,
and floated back to town upon a high cloud,
where it found refuge early in the game. It
dropped down in one of the watch towers in
the armory building, and made arrangements
with Prof. Best to take a series of boxing
lessons for use in running a future Kansas
blockade. The game opened with the elevens
lined up as follows :
A. B. Yont left end. ," Bumm
Howe left tackle Mntteson
J. G. Yont left guard Hatnill
Hopewell center Colemau
Jones right guard Huddleson
Sinclair right tackle Mendall
Oliver right end Shepard
Pace quarter back Williamson
Fllppln left half-back Klnzie
Johnston right half-back Springer
Mockett full-back Piatt
Umpire Lyons
Referee Cornell
Captain Kinzie won the " toss " and took
the south goal, giving them the advantage of
the wind for the first half. Nebraska started
the ball with the wedge. " I'm not afraid of
that " thought " Shorty " Hamill, as he made
several yard strides for that formation. Ne
braska gained about ten yards by the move.
In the third scrimmage Dumm gave way to
Foster on account of his sprained ankle, and
became a spectator throughout the remainder
of the game. Kansas scored shortly alter
the second time Nebraska lost the ball. The
only noticeable plays before that time were
Matteson's end run for twenty-five yards, and
Shepard's for fourteen yards. The ball was
within Nebraska's twenty-five yard line when
Matteson made another right end run, and
secured a touch down. Piatt kicked goal
very easily. The second touch down was
made on account of Mockett's dropping the
ball. Piatt punted the ball into Nebraska's
territory, and Mockett grabbed it, and tried
to recover some of the lost ground. He did
not hold on tight enough, and Kinzie got it,
resulting in another touch-down, and after
wards, goal. No additional scoring was ac
complished in the second half, and very little
interesting ball was played. Kansas lost five
yards one time by a foul tackle, and Flippin
shortly afterwards made a twenty-five yard
run around the left end. Kansas played as
slow ball this half as Nebraska, and their
only ambition was to prevent any scoring by
Nebraska. W,ien the last part of the game
was about through A. E. Yont twisted his