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UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA.
LINCOLN. NKIMASKA. NOVEMBER ft. 18B
JFe are the Champions, Thorpe kicked off forty yards and Van
wesleyan DEFEATED. xoT a walk-a-way. Ooozer seut it back thirty. Nebraska
The game advertised to decide the theu starts down the field with twelve,
championship of Nebraska has been t'0lir-six; sevon and so on till almost over
played and wo hold the belt. It was a the Une bufc gives UP therG and lets Wes"
game of extremes. There were a great leyan try lt a while' Thev bllck for a
many star plavs on both sides and some smal1 gain anfl then Punt n the shuffle
poor playing " In the latter, it must be a Wesleyan man Sets the baU bt they
admitted that our team easily held the soon punt again to1' twenty-five yards
palm, for to say thai they played rocky and Thorp takes the balL Wiggins goes
most of the time but mildly expresses it. ar0llnd the 01ld f1' a fine nm of thirty
After a brilliant beginning in which we -vards and theu Packard floes the same
scored twelve in almost as many minutes, and Pllts lt behind the posts. Shedd
the team almost went to pieces and' kicks an easy goal and we have six
didn't get together again until the latter Tho kick off is thirt-v .vards and ThorP
part of tin- second half. Our opponents carries ifc back oight Thelinejs Kjioke1
played us good ball as we expected, in a '0UPle ot times and titteen yards made.
I'aH considerably better than most of the Theu Hansmi does his great act and
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ci"vii anticipated. They have a very
strong team for a small school. How
ever, everyone of their points,, with the
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m'.iiuittn coming mruugji i no line wmi
the pigskin wouldn't have made a greater
hit. He makes twenty-five yards and
exception of the difficult goal kick-by fclieu stoPs tor some uuknown reason.
Elginfritz, was due to poor playing on We buck the lino for some good gains
"i- part and not to anv brilliant moves and then fumbl- Wesleyan takes the
by them ball, but soon does the same andNebms-
Vandoozer won the toss and chose the ku goes at the bufik again and makes six"
west goal and shortly nfir thvot. n'nlnn.k teen yards altogether and then hands
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Hie men spread out as follows:
Van Doozer, Capt
UihfialHi Lee. Dnim,. ",.,. .......!..,.. vi.,
ooane College, referee; Noble, VVcHleyan, and Cam
"n. U. of N., linemen.
over the ball on downs. Wesleyan is
cautious and punts thirty yards. We try
the bnek and then a couple of punts are
exchanged. The ball is rushed up to the
line and Shedd carries it over and also
kicks goal. We now have twelve to
Now Wesleyan pulls herself together
and makes some points. The ball goes
over th goal lino on the kick off and is
brought to the twenty-five yard line.
We make some yards, and then stop mak
ing gains. The punt is tried but Wes-
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