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Flip and Fair all went through the line for
good gains. And then Yont made the first
good run of the day canning the ball down to
Iowa's 15 yard line. By sheer weight and
good bucking the ball was carried over the
line by Fair.
It had been a red hot fight and for nearly
five minutes the scarlet and cream portion of
the crowd seemed beside themselves with
joy. Fair missed an easy goal and the ball
was brought back to the center. Time 26
Oury caught the ball and made a zig-zag
run for 20 yards. Thh followed the star
play of the day. Wiggins got the ball on a
criss cross and made 75 yards in a straight
away run around Iowa's right end. He was
downed by Allen, within five yards of the
goal. It was a magnificent play all around.
Flippin'sand Dern's interference was superb.
Iowa had been completely outwitted. Flip
pin bucked the line for the next five yards
and Nebraska had 8 to her rredit for Fair
again failed to kick goal. Time 7 minutes.
On the next kick off Flippin caught the
ball but was soon downed. The ball was
then passed to Fair who sent it flying up the
field for45 j'ards. Hemming who got the ball
was downed by Oury before he had got his
legs in motion. A few seconds later the
referee whistled time and the first half was
over. Score 8 to o in Nebraska's favor.
This half had developed the fact that Iowa's
right end was lamentably weak and also that
our boys might handle their line for all they
wanted. Beginning the second half with a
kick off by Fair, Iowa showed up for a few
minutes in good form. But our line was too
much for them and they lost the ball on
downs. From now on the game was a
"pudin" for the Uni. Dern got away with
the ball through Iowa's sick right and after a
65 yard canter he landed on the other touch
down. Wilson did some good blocking
during this play. Fair gave the ball a neat
and gentle rap and this time he did not mis?
goa'l. Score 14 to o. Time 7 minutes.
Yont caught the ball on Iowa's kick off and
with the pigskin tucked under his arm he
began a run which is seldom equaled on a
foot ball field. From right to left, back and
forth, first here then there, dodging one man
shoving off another he came down nearly the
entire length of tne foot ball field and scored
a touch down amid the acclamations of the
thousands. Had such a run been accom
plished earlier fn the game it would have set
everyone crazy, as it was, and despite the
fact that Iowa was a trifle weak, it seemed
as though they would never get through
cheering the nimble Yont.
From now on it was only a question of
how big we would make the score. We
bucked the line for another touch-down Jones
carrying the ball over. On a.flunke we failed
to get a kick at it for goal but we had enough
as it was. Score 24 to o.
Two more touch downs and two more
goals finished the score-getting of the game.
We played chiefly on Iowa's end, which was
changed, Fickle taking Collins place, but
apparently not strengthened. Allen was also
given a place along the sidelines forsluggfng,
Ingersoll replacing him.
These two last scores were made simply to
give Nebraska something to do. The criss
cross was tried several times and Whipple
did considerable fumbling, but he redeemed
himself by lifting up hislongarms and raking
in a kick of Iowa's which would have certainly
been a 20 yarder. When the ball was over
the score stood 36 to o against Mr. Iowa and
he will no doubt take the advice of our boys
"And go straight way down to Kansas."
In every way the game was a tremendous
success, even the score is not to be objected
to for Iowa was not so poor the trouble lay
in the fact that Nebaaska was so good.
Every man played an excellent game. Of
caurse our own and only Flippin and Yont
worthily got the most praise, but had it not
been for our iron like line, and the cool
headedness and ability of every man in the
team, the result might have been different.
"When the game was over, our fellows were
all carried from the field in the center of a
howling, yelling mass of boys with scarlet
The songs the boys had fixed up did not
pan out very well on the grounds, they did
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