The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899, November 05, 1896, Page 4, Image 4

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If v
leyan blocks the ball. Packard saves it,
but is forced to cry it down behind the
lino, scoring a safety for Wesleyan.
Score twelve to two.
Wesleyan goes wild with enthusiasm,
and thinking she has a good thing pushes
it along. At the four yard mark Carver
takes the ball and rushes it over through
our line. Elginfritz makes a phenome
nal kick and scores a goal. Twelve to
Nebraska kicks off thirty yards and the
Wesleyan man who gets the ball doesn't
make a foot. The rest of the half is used
in line bucks for short gains on both
sides and exchanging punts. The larg
est single play gain was secured by Wes
leyan, on an off side break by Nebraska.
NVithor side did anything worth men
tioning an I U;e ball died in Shedd's em
bract, at 4:10 o'clock.
Wesli'Viin starts the ball forty yards
and also manages to keep the -ball, and
begins to rush it uncomfortably close to
our line. They make a fumble and
Pearse does n't lose any time in taking
the ball unto himself and we slowly carry
the ball back. Wesleyan takes the ball on
downs and by a neat end run carries it
down to Northwest for. within . two feet
of our line. Then comes some tremendous
lino bucking and we take a brace and hold
it solid. Wo take the ball and after losing
it a couple of times to no disadvantage,
Thorpe punts sixty yards and then gets
Fitehie in his tracks. We soon get ball
' again and after some bucks Shedd goes
over the line and kicks another goal.
Nothing more was made and the score of
the game stands eighteen to eight.
Nebraska being essentially assured of
the game feels safe in practicing some
new plays and most of thorn are very suc
cessful. The tackle-half criss-cross is
worked for from fifteen to twenty yards
several times. The guard-end pass is tried
but does n't work. No loss however, as
Turner sees a hole and goes right on with
the ball. A number of fine runs are made,
one by Wiggins gaining thirty-five yards
another thirty. Shedd makes fourteen
and twenty-five. The ball changes hands
several times and this time Packard holds
it till it dies.
There was a misunderstanding between
the managers as to whom the ball should
belong as a trophy of the game. Both
sides claimed it and the crowd took a
hand in settling the question. The Fni.
crowd finally got it away from Lee the
umpirc,and by a series of line bucks, end
runs, and passes, it was carried out of the
grounds and Benedict started with it for
the gymnasium but the crowd got too
thick for comfort. The string was cnt
and Phil Russell tucked the ball under
his coat and sauntered leisurely up the
street while Benedict went yelling on,
the crowd after him. Of course we are
not supposed to know whore the ball is
Some provision should be made for
keeping the crowd off the gridiron. A
great many splendid runs were cut short
by spectators being in the way. The
single wire stretched around the grounds
doe:? n't amount to anything. A substan
tial board fence should be built. U this
cannot bo done a mounted officer on each
side of the field would have very little
difficulty in seeing that the teams at least
get a chance to play.
Speaking of the game, The Nebraska
Wesleyan said:- "The U. of N. sympa
thizers utilized the hole in the fence on
the south side of the grounds." This is
a fair sample of brotherly love, as dem
onstrated by our dear friends and col
leagues. That is right, little one, cry
and hibi" while you are young enough
to woop nnroproved; but now IrW
dearj really wouldn't say naughty things
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