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About The Nebraskan. (Lincoln, Neb.) 1892-1899 | View Entire Issue (Oct. 30, 1896)
Vol.. V. No. 6
UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA, LINCOLN, OCT. 30. 1S96.
Price 5 Cents.
TIGERS WENT DOWN
Ottails of the Game Nebraska 8,
IESX OF SKILL AND ENDURANCE
TV Na-brn-ka Indians Play All Around
,h, Tin. rs-Tueker's Long Kim
Their Only Score Notes
on the Great Game.
After the hardest fought gnme tho No
t. tHiiM team has over played,
,V n,v alow ncd the Mlssourlnns on tholr
praxis Columbia Missouri, lust Mon
dy. i,j the score of S to I. Ami the
jliswurl.tn "rooters" did tholr Ivest or
sore exactly tholr worst at all tlmen,
jjiyb all the naughty remarks were
ride by the Utile townboys who crawled
m under the fence. Hut there were some
remark directed at our players thai
i5uM never haw been ulteretl on a foot
Mil field with Nebraska boys as the aud
jrtX. The '"rooters" showed the tme
l!issurl.in spirit at all times, ana they
rtfMtcdly refused to remain silent while
Ci4..in Thorpe was giving the signals.
TV Nebraska boys arrived at Cohini
) Sunday noon. Coach Hobinsou Kept
la eye on his men. like an old hen with
hf brood of chickens. At half past sev-
in the evening, he tool: them lor a
re of an hour or so. Then a good bath
naewpJ and every man was In bed with
u Ueht out by nine o'clock. No one
aeved until S:l the nest morning. At
KX th coach walked the men out of
ibt n a ways, to a wall-nut grove.
mm- .01 hour and a quarter was siwnt
in jreilaing signals ami getting the
novenx nts for the trick plays down with
out frioUon. After that the twin went
tak to thvtr hotel and listened to the
) -1 inhabitant left how weak the Mis
souri ta ws this year, nnd how many
m-n sin-on the hosfiital list. Ii looked
as if the MIsMurtaitt were trying their
best 10 inspire our team win a feeling
of ovar-confidenoa- a illsmse that af-
kir.i Missouri so terribly hist year. Mr.
Rotinwn. however did not seem to take
10 tba- Mr that Nebraska was going to
hv- a snap, and he kept on shaking his
b"l gravr.y whrnewr the fact of the
tunny s weakness was mentioned. When
ib toys got on thr neW. they found thai
Mlsfonrls hospital list had dwindled to
aw. Shaw aha n. captain and half-tttck.
Missouri s only wkniss was In her
i(iR. Htr line was strong and heavy, i
Aid exen Shedd bumix-d up against It
tin and again without gain. Their lino
au-tragd about the same weight as ours
ibeuEii it was more evenly distributed.
Xrt.rka xrfs In the best of condition
beu htr t-am reached the field. Gold
en hof.r was prevented from running
with U ball much on account of a sore
He was not sufliciently acquainted
wit the t-ignnls to idiow what he can
on B-for, the game started. Nebms
U vat uita- confident, but when they
nhai h (amo the tigers rotilly meant
in J'ut ui tha-w haw that they had a
trd tak !.fore them.
At for ih.- name !tdf. It was exciting
d'Utwj, through. There was always
(hum of tying the ncore, and the way
"wfirM i'oiv by Mlhsouri was made, and
!rn tin- ,,tjer Nebrat-ktt was playing
lf1n(k tha- rowd would not have
n 'iri.ti,M,i at nuy m0 t0 ge omt.
UUkst rui. made.
fcbwi it ii over. It was oaMly seen
M MihMurl had leen outiilaytsl. Their
"J : wM1, rll- an accident, and
oulfl not fKur W a fOLIlua! Held once
w f huiMraJ times. Missouri got the
11 thrt yard from hr own goal line.
Ktifl Ttil..- ..
""" "uii-uacK. tniekeal the oen-
wvr can tell low it hapiiened.
a EOT luaM iruarat sltlA unr l.nal, lu.nii.
m n JMlgt Captain Thorpe, who made
"' t him but could not hold him.
Tucker got through the line, two
wwkr follows with their hands on
fb0W-rii. and they peemwl to liuve
" him jut Thone. Benedict came
"1S down the field after the Hying
ourian. but the two blockers finally
lilm off. of cour. the "rooters"
t wild, n was a great run. roally
w uu yrdSi as Tuckjr had to Btart
a the goal line. Another run by
aP8rd for thirtV Vunlu r.rr..,1,..l al.
fs' brilliant plays. Their line bucU-
,A " at tlmew. and they appoored
,. ve 'rouble In finding a hole. To
, lb tMl t the tecond half, however
ourl could do positively nothing on
offenrtva. They IohI ground eyorj'
" triwl t0 advance the ball, and
forced to punt every time.
There was more limiting done on both I
Ides, than has ever been donu before In
any of our league games. Packard did
most of the (Hinting for Nebraska, and
his work was line, lie kicked the hall
low, and It would roll a neat distance
before the tiger eould fall on It, and by
that time he would not be able to ad
vance It any. Missouri also punted Tor
good gains, and she always had her men
down the Held. It was doubtful at times
whether they were on side when the ball
The tigers, even If they are coached by
a Yalo man, woro woefully weak on nny
thing like tip-to-date plays. It was the
same old thing with thorn every time,
while we had them guessing continually
on what was coming next.
The Nebraska boys put up a good game
nil the time. Thone played his usual
steady game. When ever he. went nflet
a punt, the tigers knew then? would bo
no fumble on hln vtrt. He always gov.
the ball. As captain he showed good
head-work at all times. Particularly du
ring the second half he proved himself
able to play his men. He selxed oppor
tunities whenever they presented them
selves, and he played his trick plays at
such times, as always lo result In big
gains, Shedd put up his usual brilliant
gtime at half. Shedd's playing hns be
come to bo so much a matter of course
thai he U overlooked In the summary
of praise. One reason why Shedd does not
play a showy game. Is because he win
block lienor than nny man on the team,
and when he runs with the hall himself
he does not have such a show as the oth
ers. His blocking was when he showed
his brilliancy Monday. Packard made
some lieautlful runs, but ho was always
following Shedd's Interference so close
that the tlgvrs could not reach him. And
right here let It bo written that "Pack"
put up an elegant gnme. He made the
longest gains when he was given the ball,
and he buckel the line '.Ike a battering
ram. Packanl Is snevdy and he starts
so quick, that his momentum makes a
gain before ho can be brought down.
His runs were the features of the game
and he was made the veclnl mark of
the Missouri player, who openly tried
to "fix" him so he would have to leave
the game. Once or twice In so doing,
the tigers ran against the Inirly form of
Turner, who semd to hav formed a
protectorate over lackanl. Twice he
"mixed" with a Missouri mnn. because
he caught him attempting to hit Pack
anl after he was down. As a result, the
only bruise "Shorty" got. was a swelled
Hit an evidence of his interference In
Packard's lehalf. Turner also put up a
brilliant game. He was always given the
ball when It was necessary to (nuke two
or three yanls on the thlni down, and
he always made his distance. Tho MIs
sourians went for him hot anal heavy,
but they could not phaze him. When
they tackleal him. he Invariably fell the
right way and it always measured up
just even nine feet. He was given the
Iwall when within four yanls of the line
and he walked through as If ho was
leading an awkwanl squad.
Wiggins and !enedict loth played with
pluck and grit. Itoth made gooal gains
when they carried the ball, and both
tackleal hanl. Benedict distinguished
himself by falling on the ball when a
fumble was mad.-, two or three times.
While Pajarse was in the game he made
some elegant tackles, twice downing his
man o hanl that he lost the ball. It
was a pure case of laying a man out.
when he had to retire from the Held.
Maybe the tigers won't look at it this
way. bur. our loys claim that it was so
Juut the same, Pearse was not hurt In
the leant. He says that McAllister fell
on his hed. It made him dizzy for a
time, but at the end of the game, he
was in better shae than any man on the
team. Bobbins who was substituted for
him played the game at all time but he
was a little handlcapiieal by not knowing
the signals well for this position.
Kellar at center played a good game.
He worried his man almost to death, and
finally broke through and downed the
quarter-back when the ball was only four
yards from Nebraska's goal line.. Dun
gun played his usual stiff game at tack
le. He played all the time and met the
fierce spirit of the tigers, with one as
equally as effective if not as fierce. Cook
put up a good game at full, but he had
bad luck In following his Interference a
couple of times.
The Mlwwurlanu were already on the
field when Nobraska arrived at 2:30., In
ten minutes the game was started. 1U
sourl did not keep her agreement In fro
curlng an umpire, and as a last resort
Professor Place of Missouri university
was selected. F. D. Cornell acted as ref-
eroc, and .Moody of Knnsus
who was elected captain of t
loam last year, linesmen.
, ..A. Hill
minute halves were played,
Uonedlot Left end....
Uungun left tnckle...
Golden left guard....
Kener cent or.. ..
J. Turner right gimnl...
Penrso right tnakld
Wiggins right ond
Packard loft half
Shedd right half
Cook full buck
Substltutes for Nebraska: Bobbins,
Hansen. Crelgh and Cnmuron. For Mis
sonrl: Dewey and Shawhuu.
DKTAII.S OF TUB QAMK.
Missouri won the toss and took the
east goal, w'.th a slight advantage fram
the sun. which they knew would be
mighty Inconvenient about the time for
the second half.
Shedd kicked off Tor 15 ynnls. Tucker
brought the hall back 30 yanls. Sennet
was sent through the lino. At least that
was his Intention, but e made no gain.
On the next play Mlssturt lost the ball
on a fumble without my gain, because
Peurse tackled his mnn io hanl that he
dropited the hall. Nelynska takes the
ball on Missouri's thirty ynnl line. Paek
nnl made 10 yanls throxgh the line, aided
by Penrse's blocking. Two more line
bucks were made by Slvdd and Packanl.
placing th ball on the 1( yanl line. IVurse
was again sent arounc to block on left
end. A gain of S yanls was made by this
play, which has herone a favorite with
Nebraska, and which the played all dur
ing the Donne game. But Actlng-Cnp-tain
Hill objected to th play as contrary
to the rule Invirlng on running one man
liefore the liall Is snapped. Umpire Place
though he meant to fair, ruled out
this play, bringing the ball lock to the
ten yanl line and givhg It to Missouri.
Conley made two ynls and a half
thtough the line ami 5herard did like
wise. He was IxMiutlfully tackleal by
Benedict. Missouri made 10 more yanls
in three line bucks, but o trr-.ioxl play,
lost eight yanls because Pearse broke
through and downeal hi man that dis
tance from the scrimmage lh.. Missouri
punted for thirty yanls. Thoi-pe carriM
the hall back nva.
Nrbraskn now stnrtrd the Iwll just
forty-two yanls from the tigers' goal
line. Then they played baH. Three plays
nait-d them Just Ave yards. The next
five they matte In two plays. Pearse and
Packard each made three yanls. then
Shedd and Packanl each two and a half.
Three more plays anal Nebraska made
Jive yanls and a half. No gain was
mad on th- next down, anal only a yard
on the next one. So Thorpe punted from
the ten yanl line. The ball wa-nt Into
touch, and Hall, instead of touching It
down and bringing it In to the twenty
live yard line, tried to make a star run.
IVwrse and Packanl tackled him and he
lost the tmll. Benedict fell on It. If
there was any place In the gnme when
Thonie could have done better it was
heraj. The liall was In a corner of the
lb-Id and he was anxlou to make the
touchdown under the go.t.1 iosts. But
the end run fallt-d to gain any territory,
and the tlgen got the Iwll on the next
two plays. It was then that Tucker
made his brilliant run. He went through
the center, straight down the field for
the only touchdown the tigers got, Con
ley fallt-d an easy goal.
Shedd's kick-off was brought liack
twenty of the forty-live yards. Missouri
gained six yards in three plays, but lose
three the next time on a lieautlful tackle
by Benedict. The next time they do not
caln so are forced to punt. The bait
advances eighteen yards, where It Is se
cuder by Nebraska.
The liall In now four yards past cen
ter, ami on a fumble. Missouri gets It.
In three play they jusi make their five
yards. The next down results in no gain
but in the next two they manage to make
Just enough to keep the ball. On an al
leged off-side play. Missouri gets ten
yards more. On the next play they make
five yanls. then four and a half, but In
the next two plays they can only advance
the liall one half yard, and Nebraska gets
it on downs. Tho Nebraska boys seemed
too discouraged to do anything. Missouri
was shoving them right along, and they
could not get through their line. The en
couragement Missouri got from Tuck
er's run. proved a great stimulus to them.
Nebraska take the liall on her twenty
yard lino. They fall to advance It the
first time. A punt is attempted but it
Is blocked. A Nebraska man falls on the
ball however. This Is tho third down
with seven yards to gain. Another punt
1 made, this time for fifty-three yards.
This places It on the tigers' forty yard
With her "rooters" continual oneour
ugemenl. Missouri holds horsolf together.
Sennet goes through the center for thir
teen ynnls. In two more plays they get
only one yard, they punt for twenty-live.
Nebraska starts on by getting Pack
anl around the end for thirty yards on a
"bluff" pass. The two attempts nvull
them uu gain, and they punt for twenty
live yanls. Conley brings It back about
ten yanls.pitltlng it on tho tigers' forty
ynnl lino. Shupanl carries It around the
end for thirty yanls. This Is quite an en
couragement to the tigers, and they be
gin to puncture our line In mort mercl
ss style. They keep the hall and In ten
line bucks bring It to within eight yards
of our goal. They make three yanls on
the next down, and one on tin. next.
Then Kellar thinks that It Is time that
somebody was doing something, so he
breaks through the center and grabs the
quarter-back before he can pass the ball.
Of course It Is a question whether the
tigers would have made their gain on the
next Hay. but It looks as If Kellar saved
a touchdown. With Just three minutes
left Nebraska takes the liall. Turner
carries It four yanls and a half, Just
to show them that he Is In the game.
Four more plays and the bull travels
eight yanls. Shedd carries It the next
tlm twelve ynnls Time Is culled with
the tmll on our twenty-live Hue.
TIIK SECOND HALF.
It was with a feeling of relief that our
boys left the Held. Coach Boblnson took
them up to the little dressing house In
the corner of the grounds, and gave
them "a talking to" In his characteristic
way. He told Thorpe not to be afraid of
attempting his different plays. Jointly
and severally he told them what he
thought of them. Then he gave them
some encouragement on what they hail
done and lurneal them loo. on the tlg
As for the tigers. Iietween the halves,
the cadet liand pnmdaHl the Held leading
a great crowd of rooters carrying tho
players on their shoulders. They got In
all the yelling they could alurir.g the ten
mlnuta-s. ami it was well.
Nebraska went back to the game fa?el
Ing "rawn." Missouri had openly trieal
to put Packanl out of the game and they
resentcal It. In the vernacular of the Mis
sourinus. their "dander was up" and tt
slayeal there till the close of the game,
Conley kicked off for forty-tlve yanls.
Packanl carries It back twenty yards.
On account of not understanding the sig
nal. Nebraska makes no gain on the next
play. Tht-n the bluff pass is worked once
more for thirty-live yanls. Packard car
rying the liall. He Is downed near the
side line, anal the Nebraska loys saw
how very fierce Tucker anil two more
of the Missouri players were In alownlng
him. Turner takes the ball on the next
play for a gain of four yanls and a half.
Sliatbl makes three through the line, but
on the next play Nebraska loses two.
Thone gets In his fancy work on his
aiusrtcr-back itositlon. and punts the ball
for nine yards. After the scramble for It
it was seen that Packanl had it.
It was now twenty-nine yards from the
Missouri goal line. Missouri here sub
stitutes Shawuhan for MacAlllster. Mis
souri's Indian half back. In four plays
Nebraska makes nine yanls. Shawnhan
is not able to remain In the game and
Dewey takes his place. This does not
help the tigers any. Nebraska goes on I
with her terrible onslaughts against the
line. Wiggins four. Packard four. Cook i
two. Turner four Packanl one and Shedd
two: these gains were made in as rapid
succession as osslble considering that
Missouri called time to often. It was
only four yanls to the goal line and the
ball was trusted to Turner. He walked
the distance without a struggle. Mis
souri's goal posts must be hoodoos. Ne
braska lost a game on that account once.
Anyway Shedd falleal a goal that was not
This touchdown discouragfci the tigers
somewhat, but our boys were Just get
ting Into the spirit of the gnme. Thorpe
carried the kick-off back fifteen yards,
one half of Its distance. On the next play
the liall Is fumbled, but Nebraska keeps
It with a gain of two yards. Two more
plays and the ball goes backward two
yards. After a gain of two yards, Mis
souri fumbles and Golden gets the ball.
Two plays and no gain are followed by
a punt for forty yards by Packard. On
this play Wiggins claimed a foul, as a
tiger wus holding him contrary to tho
rule. It was allowed and the ball was
brought back to with in ten yards of
the place where the foul was made. The
(Continued on fourth page.)
The State Championship Again to bo
INDIANS EXPECTING TO WIN.
Nebraska Will See What She Can Do
With Smaller Game Some good
Playing Is Looked for Pat
ronngo Will bo Good.
Frank Crawfonl will take his sonWny
eleven out to the M street park to battlo
against Mr. Boblnson's Indians, tomor
row afternoon. Of course wo would feel
awfully cheap If Frank's men got away
with us more so than we did once before
when wo got so much confidence. Last
Satunlny the Methodists visited Donne
and came away with their scalps by tho
majority of eight to four a familiar
score by the way. Wesleyan Is making
arrangements to have a good time. They
are coming In crowds, with some good
yells In wtock. They will probably bo
met with some that are Just as vocifer
ous. There Is chance here for the two
colleges to have a gooal time, ond It looks
as If the opportunity was going to be ta
ken advantage of. After their victorious
Missouri game. Captain's Thorpe's men
have Increnseal their number of admirers,
and It Is hoped they will be out in full
force to see them perform tomorrow.
The line-up of the teams has not been
given out yet. It Is not expected that
then will be many Important changes
In the Nebraska line-up.
Chancellor MncLcan returned from his
eastern trip Satunlay night, when ho
had been, attending the 150 anniversary
of Princeton. He Is lull of Ideas now
aliout ourselves and Princeton too, and
Nebraska suffers nothing In the compar
ison. He praises In highest terms the
equipment of Princeton, especially did
he notice the provisions made for ath
letics. He saw the Princeton team play.
He says that In physique, they cannot
equal Turner, nor some of our other
players. Princeton has a campus of 223
acres, on which there Is two football
Holds. Besides this they have Brokau
tlehl where non-members of the teams
j arrange games nnd practices at their
l choice. Princeton he says has splendid
equipments, but he did not see that they
could do any better work than wc can.
or that their professors are above our.
He hardly thinks that Princeton Is to be
come a great university during the com
ing generation, as that broad democratic
feeling does not prevail to the extent
that it does in western Institutions. The
practice of hazing Is still carried on there,
together with other mediaeval customs.
As for gentlemanly conduct, he Is willing
to back our own university students.
A HOLIDAY GRANTED.
Wednesday morning In chapel Chancel
lor MacLean talked to the students about
the election. He said that Nebraska's
university had always maintained an
honorable name nnd he hoped the stu
dents would do nothing this election to
change It. Every voter should go to the
polls nnd do right by casting his vote
conscienclously. Some of the students
had lieen offered money to change their
place of residence, he continued, nnd that
while he did not believe any student
would do such a thing, yet he wanted to
give warning. If It was found that any
student did such n thing, ho would be
under the discipline of the university.
He said that next Tuesday would be a
holiday to give students a chance to vote.
Any one who has to go away to vote and
cannot return the same day, should ob
tain a leave of absence.
Professor Fling delivered his lecture
"Man and tho Opportunity" Friday eve
ning. October 23. at Ashland, before the
combined teachers' associations of Cass,
Saunders and Sarpy counties. A large
and appreciative audience listened to the
address only to speak of It in terms of
highest approbation. The next morning
Professor Fling lectured before the
teachers on the method of teaching his
tory. Professor G. W. A. Lucky deliv
ered an address on "Child Study" before
the same body. Both professors speak
In the highest terms of their reception
at Ashland nnd we can well judge tho
satisfaction was mutual if the flattering
reports that reach us can be rolled upon.
Mrs. Davis of Plnttsmouth, paid her
daughter Margaret a visit on Thursday
afternoon. She passed on to Seward,
whero she will spend u few days.
IT IS WESLEYAH TOMORROW
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