The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 01, 1893, Page 9, Image 9

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twelve men on the Kansas team did their
best to score. Heller attempted to circle
the loft end time and time again, and made
several gains of eight and ten and one of
fifteen yards, but ho always landed in the
arms of Yont, Shuo, Crawford or some other
lusty Bug-eater. His best playiDg was done
at this stage of the game, but it was too lato
in the day. Time was called with the ball
eight yards in Nebraska's territory.
The game is called a tie, but by. all that is
fair and square the Nebraska team won it.
It was the twelfth man that hold down our
well earned victory.
If wo wore not quite so modest wo would
-iooast a little of having the best team in the
west with the exception of Denver, perhaps,
but there will bo plenty of time to do that'
after tho pennant is brought home from the
last decisivo game at Omaha on Thanksgiv
ing day. Our boys played a marvelous
gamo when we consider tho number of now
men in the team. Wilson, who novorBaw a
foot-ball till a few weeks ago, loft tho im
pression on his opponent that he was a
player from away back. Tho umpire was
evidently afraid of Johnston for every time
the boys lined up ho would sing out, "Ne
braska left end keep on side." Ho prob
ably thought Johnston had horns under his
ear pad and was a dangerous man. Flippin
showed groat norvo by playing with his
thumb in tho shape it was, and. altogether
tho boys are striking out in a way to make
us rejoice.
It is probable that a largo portion of tho
public are of tho opinion that it is tho unex
pected which always happens. It is not
likely that anyone atDoane seriously believed
that Doane could down Nebraska at foot ball,
but by writing several letters a week to all
tho newspapers describing the prowess of
their team in no measured terms, tho Doane
enthusiasts" had created an impression that
their team was second only to the great teams
of the East, and that Nebraska's chances
were exceedingly few. Doane really has
got a pretty fair team, and if tho public had
not been led to expect something phenomenal
by tho newspaper accounts of the team, there
would bo no cause for any humiliation on
her part in Saturday's game.
From the moment Nebraska got down to
work in tho first ten minutes of tho game and
began to shove tho ball steadily across tho
field, five yards at a down, there was no
doubt of the outcome. Tho only question
was whether Doane could score. Once or
twice there was danger of this; but Nebras
ka's best defensive work was always done
close to her goal, and onco in possession of
tho ball, tho eleven rarely loBt it till they had
made a touch down.
A very fair crowd was present, and was
uall present or accounted for" in every
sense of the term. Nothing, apparently,
but a regiment of dragoons and a battery of
artillery can keep a Lincoln 'crowd back of
the ropes.
Larrabee, sometime full back on tho Iowa
eleven, rofereed the first half and umpired
the second, while Waterman, "of Crete,"
who, if our memory fail not, at one time
played end for Doane, umpired tho first half
and refereed tho second. Mr. Larrabeo's
work was above criticism, and it is to bo
hoped that his services can bo secured in the
future, Good referees are as yet rare in tho
West, and a really good one is the more
appreciated. Waterman had a curious habit
of referring to tho Nebraska team as "Lin
coln," which reminded old timers of a referee
at Omaha who referred to the Nebraska team
as "Grin noil." It might bo well to draw
the curtain of charity over tho rest of his
One of the amusing incidents of the game