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About The Hesperian / (Lincoln, Neb.) 1885-1899 | View Entire Issue (Dec. 3, 1897)
JSclrnHlcn O, Iowa .
HCAKLET AND CREAM WIN KVEHY LEAGUE GAME.
About two thousand people, among the m
three huudred IT. of X. students, saw Oury's
Invineibles gain their final victory at Council
Bluffs on Thanksgiving day. The weather
was not pleasant, the grounds were not in
good condition, the car service was as bad as
it well could be but the game itself left noth
ing to be desired. It was the kind of battle
that wins friends for football. From the
kick off to Iowa's last desperate rush the
game never lagged. It was a clean contest.
There was no slugging, no fouls and no ex
tended arguments with the umpire. The
game was steady from the start, became fast
and furious toward the end and was marked
by one brilliant play.
The details of the game are already well
known. The season is over and the interest
of the students is turned in other directions.
The IIesi'ehiax therefore con Hues itself to a
few general comments.
During the lirst half the lighting was till in
Iowa's territory. The Nebruskans soon
proved themselves superior in aggressive
playing. But the Ilawkeyes put up a mag
nificent defense. The Nebraskans were nre-
which was' followed by further
for Iowa when time was called.
right guard B D Blackmore
A. II Blackmore
left tackle ,
The crowd was about evenly divided. It
was an inter-state contest and state pride was
aroused. Omaha people wore the scarlet and
cream while the residents of the Bluffs were
decked with old gold. The Iowans were ac
companied by scores of enthusiastic but un
discriminating rooters whose yell.
Play ball Iow-a,
was heard at all stages of the game and was
checked momentarily only by Benedict's win
ning touchdown. The Nebraskans never lost
confidence for si moment. They know a
vented from scoring in the lirst half by the winning play was coming and waited for it
failure of Cowgill's repeated attempts to kick
goal from the field. The quarterback's ill
success was due to the condition of the field
the ball would not leave the ground.
Early in the second half Benedict broke
calmly and patiently. And when it did come
they projected the old Uni. yell into the frosty
air in a way that it has never been heard on
the other side of the Big Muddy.
L. Spencer took in the foot-ball mime at
away for a thirty-five yard run and made the Council Bluffs tind had a good time generally,
only touchdown of the game. The touchdown Miss Maud Atkinson '97 is visiting with
was well earned. Three burly Iowans blocked lho Misses Auman and other University friends
his way and it seemed impossible that the f!cci -,.,. nfr. , , , . .
n 4 -vt i i i ir i i ii i Miss Cora O'Connell spent Thanksgiving
fleet Nebraska half back could escape being at her homo u ' " U
tackled or forced out of bounds. The three rp. v
"Klondike" in turn attempted to stop his , A dubl (limrljtti sang at
flight but Benuio wiggled loose and crossed ' y ut t,u cit-v Y' M- C- A r00in lnsl
the line. Shedd sent the ball between the '
E. M. Pollard '93 and brother of Nehawka
visited University friends Wednesday and
posts aud thus finished the season without
missing a goal.
Toward the close of the second half the
fighting was in Nebraska's territory. The
Hawkcycs grew desperate and their rushes
were terrific. llayward wtis disabled and
reluctantly left the field. Time was nearly
up and the Iowans played rapidly and furi
ously. Chaso made a twenty-live yard run
Fine Kid, Hand Welt Shoo 83
Foot Form Store 1213 0 street.
G. I. Babcock came down from Omaha to
spend Thanksgiving among his many Lincoln
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