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goal, and our smallest "buck" in the Mis
souri game would have taken it over, but
at the critical moment the ball was lost.
Again and again we pushed them back to
their ten and five yard time but each time
we lost the ball by some miserable mistake.
At the close of this half the game was ap
parently ours. The betting on the side lines
had turned in Nebraska's favor, which plain
ly showed that Kansas had met more than
It was along in the second half that Kan
sas scored, and right there was good foot
ball, and no mistake, and so it was again
when ten minutes later we scored our four
points. In making that touch-down we were
terribly slow, and did not succeed nntil al
most exhausted. When we first came upon
their ten yard line, and then got half the
distance on a foul, then was our time to
score. If Wilson had taken the ball, or
Fair, or Shedd, for a buck between tackle
and guard, we would have made that touch
down in one-tenth the time.
But here was our worst mistake. When
wc had tied the score, we thought the game
was over, only seven minutes remained, but
our boys thought it was but one or two; in
fact they thought the time was all gone, and
here they blundered. That last touch-down
was an absurdity. It wasn't foot-ball. Our
fellows had held Kansas time and again, and
taken the ball on downs, but in the last four
minutes we were so demoralized that we
couldn't have stopped a rolling pumpkin.
Apparently our men were not placed as
they should have been. In the first place
half-back King should not have been in the
game. He was not in condition.
Whipple should have been at his old cud,
and Wiggins could have been placed to good
use at half. Oury or Keller should have
been at tackle, if Dungan could not have
gone in. On the defensive, Thorp should
have been played out side of Shedd.
The men tried hard, that was evident, and
it is not in the spirit of criticism that we
make mention of what to us looked like
mistakes. Anyone who saw that last half
with Missouri knows that we didn't play the
When Kansas meets Missouri, she will be
pounded into the ground, and we could have
done it too, if we had known what wc know
now, and should have known then.
There will be a "consolation' supper
given to the boys at the conservatory to
night. After the seven o'clock supper the
dining hall will be cleared and a few hours
spent in amusement.
Go to the Doane game tomorrow. Stand
by the team!
We scored a great victory in the shape of
Did yon see the Hesi'ebiax float?
We intend giving you an eye witness ac
count of the Kansas-Missouri game Thanks
giving. The Preliminary Debate.
The debates preliminary to the Kaus:is
Nebraska debate were held Tuesday and
Thursday nights, in the chapel.
Monday night when President Matthews
called the debaters to the platform, the
audience consisted of forty-one, by actual
count, including the judges, their wives and
the debaters. Before this inspiring and
representative audience two debates were
The first the question being a Judge
versus a Jury System, was discussed by
Messrs. Graham, Quaintancc and Beattie,
the two former speaking for the judges and
the latter for the jury. While these gentle
men showed careful preparation, they all
failed to have their subject well in hand,
and no one of them came to any logical con
clusion. All three debaters, however,
showed considerable ability in the handling
of argument, and the limited time was, more
than anything else, responsible for their
In the second debate, the question being
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