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THE : HESPERIAN
T'ui. OoiVurfN Turliio.
"TIIKV WKKK KKOM MIXCHUM AM) HAD
TO HK SllOWI.D."
Poor old Tarkio thinks wu'ro mean.
Turkic) nothing, U. of N. slcun.
Tlie weather man took oil" his eoat, rolled
up his sleeves and did his best to again post
pone the Tarkio game; but in vain. Rain de
scended copiously Sunday night and Monday
morning until the gridiron was like a lake.
As soon as the rain stopped, men went to work
preparing the ground for the battle. Canvas
was stretched about on three sides of the cam
pus. The grand stand was built along the
west side and was filled with college men
who yelled long and loud to neutralize the
eilect of a cold, raw western wind.
The game between the Uni. second eleven
and the Lincoln High School was short and
snappy. The University boys were heavier
than their opponents but they lacked team
work and action. They put the ball in play
slowly and pushed it with little vigor. The
High School team, however, was active and
eager. They broke through the University
line time and time again. The score (5-0, was
made in the first half.
The big game was called at .'3:45. ft was
a game that brought joy to the hearts of the
shivering Nebraskans on the bleachers. There
was no blood shed; there were no fights. Jt
was straight honorable football throughout-
and it was a victory for Nebraska. From
the moment the ball was kicked oil' there was
little doubt as to the outcome. Nebraska had
the best of it from the beginning. Only once
did Tarkio seem to stand a show of scoring.
She secured the ball after the first score and
by steady gains forced the ball to Nebraska's
ten yard line; but the sturdy sons of Nebras
ka drew the line there and would go no
Nebraska won the toss and took the south
goal. Tarkio kicked off and the ball was re
turned by a punt. Tarkio failed to gain and
Nebraska took the ball. Two end runs by
Schwartz and Williams carried the ball to
Tarkio' s five yard line. Shedd wont through
the center for a touchdown and kicked goal. Many students will attend now who wouldn't
Score 0-0; time 10 minutes." .:'., otherwise, Uesides, the splendid bleacher
Tarkio kicked off. Cowgill caught the ball accomodations should obviate the loss of any
and punted. Tarkio secured .the ball and down town patronage.
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carried it down tho field by short gains. At
her ten yard line Nebraska blocked them three
times and took the ball. Nebraska punted
for twenty-live yards and time was called with
the ball in Tarkio's hands.
Nebraska kicked oil' in the second half.
Tarkio secured the ball and gained three
yards. In tho next seriirimage Turner, the
red-headed Titan of the west, secured the ball
brushed oil' the swarm of Tarks and dashed
down the field for a touch-down. The umpire
ordered the ball back and it was given to Ne
braska. Williams gained five yards; Schwartz
twenty-five. Nebraska bucked tho line suc
cessfully and carried the ball to Tarkio's live
yard line. Shedd was forced through tho
center for a touchdown and kicked goal.
Tarkio kicked oil' and the ball was returned
fifteen yards by Williams. Nebraska punted.
Tarkio failed to gain, and Nebraska took the
ball. Schwartz made a magnificent run of
sixty yards around the left end and was stop
ped five yards from Tarkio's goal line. Ne
braska lost the ball on downs. Tarkio failed
to gain. Hay ward went through the line for
a touch down. Shedd failed for goal. Score
Tarkio kicked olV and Cowgill punted back.
Tarkio gained four yards by a revolving tan
dem play. Nebraska took the ball on downs
and made steady gains. Tarkio secured tho
ball on a fumble but failed to gain and time
was called with the ball in Tarkio's territory.
TIPS KKOM TIIH IU.KACHKKS.
Schwartz, was the grand stand favorite.
Shorty Turner was in the game and he had
his head as well as his beef with him.
Herbert played a steady, though not a swift
game. Hard work will bring him out.
Despite the threatening weather between
f00 aad (500 people were on the grounds. The
number would have been double had the
weather conditions been more favorable.
Much credit is due Manager Oury for tho
way he had prepared the grounds when con
ditions were so adverse to a football game.
The management did the proper thing when
it decided to have the games on tho campus.
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