The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 01, 1891, Page 9, Image 9
THE HESPERIAN. to exercise thcra freely and without ceasing. Ye editor allowed his enthusiasm to carry him too near the players at one time and barely cscapcJ assassination at the hands ol the indignant freshmen. '94 secured the kick off and forced the ball dangerously near the sophomores' goal. The sophomores seem to fumble the ball now whenever it comes to them and Richards soon carries the ball across their goal. '94 seems to realize now for the first time that she has a big undertaking. Ferguson makes. the second touch down for the freshmen. The sopho mores, at this point, were too quick (or their opponents and kicked the ball well toward the opposite goal but Nusz returned the ball with interest and the star of the sopho mores sank to rise no more until the second half of the game. Ferguson got his clutches on the ball and was pushed over the goal line by the wily frcshies. Score 12 to o for '95. Time was soon called and '95 was jubilant. The second hall was by far the most interesting and excit ing. '94 was determined to even up the score now if possi hie, while '95 was equally confident that she could hold the lead already 'gained. The sophomores played much better this half and by dint of hard work carried the ball across their opponent's goal line amid the cheers of the multitude. The ball was now kept for some time in the territory of '95 brt a few minutes before time was called Nusz made a phenomenal run and went down with the ball not lar from the goal line of '94. By successive rushes the ball was now steadily advanced toward the goal and upon the fourth down when the mass of surging humanity was separated Moritz was holding the ball on '94's goal lino. Score for '95 16, for '94 4. Time was called soon after this with the ball in the territory of '94. The positions of the players were as follows. SOPHOMORES. FRESHMEN. Westerman right end rush Lyons Johnson, R. H left end rush Chursch McFarland right tackle Moritz Clemens left tackle Wynegar Johnston, W. M right guaid Richards Corel left guard Vont Crabtree center rush Reed Gerrard right half back. Ferguson Johnston, J. H left halfback Haughton Thomas goal tend Nusz Canfield quarter back. Pace Marsland, referee. Pound, umpire. A COMl'LETE WALU-AWAY. The Unit erhlty tf ttrabkaluut a Snap Playing with Doane. C f N., 28; Uaane, 4. The univrrsity foot ball team played its firt game last Saturday at Lincoln Park with the Doane college team, of Crete. The day was somewhat chilly but there was a fair turnout to see the game. The noise of the horns and the college yells resounded through the park about an hour before the game was called. It was about 3:45 when the players lined up in the following positions: V. OF I. VOAJiZ. Anderson center rush Stall Hyde .-.-.right guard Williams Stockton left guard Farr Porterfield right tackle Cope Chandler .left tackle Pattun Sidles .--.---right end rush.. .Waterman White left end rush Long Pace - -quarter back. .- . .Lovht Johnson full back House Mockctt right lialf back. .... Mains Nusz left hall back Sivecney Sukftitutes. Lord, Troycr, Chuwch for U. ol N. Davidson, Ward and Fuller for Doane. Marsland, referee. Cassell, umpire. The university secured choice of goal, giving Doane the kick off. Instead of attempting ' the wedge, the ball was passed to Mains who was tackled before gaining anything. Mains now takes the ball and plunges through the university rush line, gaining about eight yards. The ball is again passed to Mains but nothing is gained and the university gets the ball. The ball is given to Mockctt who gains twenty-five yards around left end. Cope is badly hurt at this point and time was called for a moment, bnt he pluckily holds his posi tion. Johnston now takes the ball and gains twenty five yards around right end. Mockctt tries center hutains noth ing. Johnston takes the ball and darts around the right end making the first touch down. White kicks goal. Score, 6 to o for university. Ball goes to center and after a pretended kick, House takes the ball and is downed, without any gain. Mains now takes the ball and gains ten yards through the center, but on the second trial finds his way blocked. Sweenry gets the ball and gains five yards. Mains next tries to go through rush line but is pushed out of bounds and claims that he was choked. The foul is allowed and Doane takes twenty yards nearer their opponents' goal. Mains tr.es three successive times to force the ball over the university goal line, but the university is playing ball now ami Porterfield, at last, catches the ball within three yards of goal. Univcrsit) has the ball and the danger of a touch down is over. Mockctt carries the ball fifteen yards from goal line but unfortunately loses it. Mains takes ball and loses about two yards. Mains finally drops the ball and Stockton falls on it. The ball is now carried first by Mockctt then by Johnston aronnd the ends until Mocket finally lands the ball behind Doane's goal. White again kicks goal. Score, university, 12; Doane, o. Ball is kicked now from center by Sweeney and is caught by Nusz who gains nfty yards before he is tackled. Ten yards more are gained by Mocket but Doane gets ball and Waterman gains twenty-five yards. Oft side play by Doane and Johnston takes the ball and gains thirty yards around right end. Mockctt takes ball and drops i. but it is saved by Pace. Nusz kicks ball ovei Doane's goal line and Chandler gets down on it making another touch down. White misses goal. Score, 16 too. House now gat is fifteen yards from center. The ball is now advanced toward Doane's goal line, the only plays worthy of mention being the tackle by Pace and the offside plays by Doane, until Johnston again puts the ball over the goal line and White kicks goal. Score, 22 too. Time is almost up now and at the end of the first half the ball is near the goal of Doane. Doane has about enough now, several of her men having received slight injuries during the game. She offered to give the game to the university but finally consented to play fifteen minutes longer. The university starts the ball with a V gain ing fifteen yards. After a good deal of adt'antage to the uni versity, Sweeney gets the ball and gains fifty yards for Doane and is only prevented from making a touch down by the tackle of Nusz. Sweeney again gets the ball but is tackled by Skiles before having 'ime to kick ball. Chandler soon gets the ball and makes a good pass to Mockctt who makes a touch down. White kicks goal. Score, 28 to o. No one dreamed now that Doane could possibly score befere lime was called but Sweeney kicks the ball near the university goal line and Nusz kicks it in touch, Mains falling upon it. Doane brings the ball in fifteen steps and by two successful charges forces the ball over the goal line, making the first touch down ever scored by any team against the uni versity team. Sweeney missed goal. Score, university. 28; Doane, 4. When time was called the ball was again near the goal line of Doane. Had the full time been played the -university would have had many more points in her fayurj, .A return game will be played at Cictc in two weeks.