The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, December 01, 1891, Page 9, Image 9

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The first alphabet was lor naught. Next time, however,
the cuniform play netted five voids. Same play., gain.
Iowa's full back tried left end back of good interfewce, but
was checked by Hyde and the irrepressible "Porter." The
right half hit the center to his sorrow and nothing but nose
bleed resulted. Yont palled the wedge down over Jones'
prostrate form and Nebraska got the ball on four downs.
Johnston engaged in a brie I mathematical calculation and
thirty yards back of the wedge was the answer. White
started well but passed forward and we lost the ball.
That eternal wedge hit the center lor two yards, and next
trip the whirligig whirled the wrong way for twenty yards
and another time for a touch down. An easy goal missed
Nebraska took the ball on the twenty-five yard line and
made ten yards with the V. At this point Johnston thought
he would try the wedge himself, and two gains of about two
yards each rewardad him. Next time Yont got the ball from
Flippin and made three yards between center and right
guard. Flippin bucked the line for two yards, but a repeti
tion of the wedge business resulted in gore but no ground,
and Iowa took the ball. After one wedge had bitten the
dnst in its infancy, three more icsulted in about twelve yards,
and a little dose oi the whirligig sent an Iowan spinning
down the held for ten yards. White brought him down nobly,
but was injured badly and was replaced by Mosher. More
elementary instruction to the Iowa team; no gain; then two
yards, then a break for goal by a half back and five yards
around right end, Johnson tackling. Two more wedges
pushed the ball across the line by a narrow margin none too
soon, for a foot short would have given Nebiaska the ball and
a long punt wonld have ensued. An Iowan punted out nicely,
but one of his biethreu was near sighted and fell badly short
of goal.
Nebraska started again from the twenty-five yard line and
the V was in vain. Johnston, however, cicumvented the
left end for a few yards. Net time the right end extinguished
his aspirations with neatness and dispatch. He tried again,
but lost two yards and Mosher was allowed to punt which he
did to the extent of twenty-five yards and Skiles downed the
man who caught it as he started to run. Someone claimed
a foul and a brief disputation ensued. It was indeed brief,
lor while the umpire and referee were arguing, a genius
Sanford, ran twenty-five yards or more and recovered the losj
ground. Skiles finally persuaded him, to takr a breathing
spell. More A, B, C, and more of that confounded wedge;
two yards, then Hull five more, and a clincher of three more
Then a fruitless hit at center. But a wiry half made a noble
run and was nabbed by Mosher and forced outside the line
within five yards of goal. Thiee wedge did the business,
and a touch down came forward and made its bow. The goal
that should have accompanied it sent its regrets and was
not forthcoming. Nebraska made ten yards by a V from the
twenty five yard line but the referee was not clear as to the
metbodj employed and ordered a new trial. At this point,
however, an inspection of his watch convinced all that time
was up and a close calculation revealed a score of 14 o.
Nebraska started the second half with the ball and made
five yards back of the V. Flippin hit the center for a slight
gain and next time went around right end for three yards.
Johnston made two yards through the center but Flippin
muffed, and Iowa tried her hand at it; the usual wedge
resulted in the usual five yards and with a triumphant smile
an individual back of the Iowa rush line observed that he
could let up on that a while and try the ends.
Hr trifd the ripht for two yards but succumbed to Flip-
pin. He then tried the left end but muffed the ball, and Pace
ran ten yards with it before he was dragged down by the lull
back. Flippin gained five yards between left tackle and
guard but Johnston and Flippin again hit the line in vain and
Mosher was allowed to punt, about ten yards gaii. resulted,
but Iowa got the ball, though not in time to punt back md
to the credit of Skiles and Hyde it should be said that not
once was there lime to return a punt. They got down the
field in good season every time. Iowa's first wedge netted
two yards less than usual, but next lime some one got out of
it and good interference rendered it impossible to tell who
had the ball for ten yards. Skiles discovered the culprit at
last and brought him to earth. A repetition of the maneuver
resulted in fifteen yards, Pace tackled. The left end was
easily circumnavigated by an outburst from the wedge and
some Iowan with four attendants ran five yards before Pace
stopped him. Quite a nice run around the right .end, well
protected by interference, was stopped at the end of five
yards by Mosher. The wedge was laid low by Porterfield
and after reclining on Jones and Yont, the Iowans put the
whirligig in ope.-tion for five yards, Johnston tackled. After
two abortive wedges, hree more maae twenty yaids and a
touch down. In other words Iowa had forced the ball from
back of her twenty-rive yard line across Nebraska's goal line
by the wedge. Comment is useless. An easy goal was
badly missed.
Nebraska now started off from her twenty-five yard line
with a rush and madr at least ten yards with a V. Flippin
hit the line for a slight gain. Then Johnson sent him around
the right end for five yards, himself taking the left end for a
like amount a moment later. Flippin took the ball and with
his head down went through the line and dragged three
backs some three or four yards. All this looked well but
Johnston lost and Flippin lost five yards by reason of non
interference by his colleagues and it was thought best that
Mosher punt. He made a good one. The ball was caught
by a halfback well down the field and the prevailing impres
sion was that he started to run. With this undemanding
Flippin laid him low but the referee agreed with the umpire,
and they came to a different conclusion giving Iowa twenty
five yards and the ball. This was a little unlortunatc as the
boys had the ball well past Iowa's twenty five yard line and
was pressing it hard. Had it not been tor this set back the
boys would probably have scored and relieved the score of a
slight one s.dedness. As it was, they had to encounter their
old friend, the wedge, In no very good temper and well down
the field. They checked it before it made much headway,
but a man ran out of the nexf one for five yards before Johns
ton could catch him.
At tins point the referee acting as umpire observed a foul,
and the umpire acquiescing, five yards more for Iowa were
measured off. Johnston claimed that his man pulled through
him after he was down at aiy rate when the mob on top of
them was disentangled his arms were encircling the Iowan a
little lo'er than the rules contemplate. Thus encouraged,
the men of Iowa pushed two wedges through the center for a
total of five yards, and put a halfback through the center for
five more. The ball was now right up to the goal line. But
Mother and Yont pulled down two wedges in their tracks.
A third put the ball over the line, the quarter back lying just
on the line with the ball. Goal was missed indeed the only
goal ihey kicked was when their quarter back accidentally
put the ball in play before ihe kicker was ready. Pace and
Jonec sprang for him and rattled him so that he actually
kicked goal. Pace would have had him before he could
kick if some one in the cvowd had not yelled to him that the
ball wz.k in play. He is a cool rnfWj luh, and got hinnclf
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