WAS A DRAWN GAME
Nebraska and Iowa Tussle Hard for Victory
AT OMAHA YESTERDAY.
Each Side Had Scored Ten When Time Was Called
The Battle In Detail
The Season Closes With Kansas First and Nebraska Second
Points of the Game.
The Football Match.
At 3 o'clock yesterday afternoon the
great game between the Iowa and Nebraska
state university football teams
began at Sportsman's park. Omaha.
The small but exceedingly enthusiastic
crowd of spectators witnessed the closest
and most exciting game ever played in
Nebraska. Captain Johnson won the
flip and took the ball and gave Iowa the
wind. The teams lined up as follows:
Mosher * Flippin
* Pace *
Oliver Yont Jones Church
* * * * * * *
Howe Hopewell Sinclair,
Hull Zallman Rigs Johnson
* * * * * *
Sanford Aldrich Ostcrhout
Dawson * Elliott
Captain Johnson opened the game
with a wedge. But the doughty Iowa
lads soon knocked center Hopewell's
pins from under him and the wedge
crumbled and was downed. Flippin
took the ball and made a run around
the right end for thirty yards, but fell a
victim to Larabee's prowess. Then Captain
Jim Johnson tried it a whirl himself
and knocked out some ten yards
for his men. The brazen-lunged howlers
by this time had their lungs in good
working order and the welkin rang with
the U-n-i yell. Big Yont butted his
head against the rush line, but found it
as solid as a stone wall. Flippin hit the
line in a weak place and brought the
ball within five yards of the Iowa goal
Then Bud Jones bucked and was carried
over the line, amid a din of tin horns
and yells. Oliver failed to kick goal.
The prospects for a victory for Nebraska
were rosy-hued. But the Iowa
men were not daunted. They started
from the center with the gridiron and
by short gains bucked the horse-hide
down to Nebraska's fifteen yard line.
Here a scrimmage took place and Hopewell
got the ball. But the Iowa rush
line did their work well and even Flippin
was unable to gain the required five
yards. The ball went to Iowa again.
By bucking the line and working the
whirling wedge Iowa soon carried Larabee
across the line and scored a touchdown.
Larabee kicked an easy goal.
On the first play from the center Nebraska
lost the ball on the claim of foul.
Umpire Prince all through the game was
pretty rough in his decisions against the
university boys. After some minutes of
kicking and resting, play was resumed.
The ball did not again leave Iowa's
hands until Elliot bucked across the
goal line and scored a touch down.
Billy Larabee could not make proper
connections with the ball and failed a
goal. Score: Iowa 10, Nebraska 4.
The remainder of the first half was a
desperate struggle. The ball changed
hands several times but neither team
was able to score. The round ended
with a long punt by Moshier which sent
the ball within a few yards of Iowa's
Early in the second half Sawyer and
Larabee were disabled and were succeeded
by Blair and "Dago" Myers, By
this change the Hawkeyes were materially
weakened. The Iowa rush line
seemed to be weary and George, our
own Flippin, was repeatedly pushed
through the center for good gains. The
score was tied in this way. After the
ball had changed hands twice and returned
again to Captain Johnson's men,
Captain Jimmie, full back Moshier and
Flippin bucked the line repeatedly.
Flippin made one great gain of twentyfive
yards straight through the center.
The Hawkeyes played desperately, but
could not withstand the rushes of Nebraska's
sturdy backs and Flippin was
carried over the line in triumph. Oliver
redeemed himself by kicking goal and
tied the score. Score: 10-10.
After this neither side could score and
the ball remained near the center until
the call of time.
For Iowa, Larabee and Elliott played
the star games. Larabee is undoubtedly
the best full back in the league. For
the university team Flippin played the
greatest game of his life. But the praise
is not due to him alone. Moshier played
an excellent game. He proved himself
the best man for full back that has been
tried this year. The rush line individually
and collectively deserve great
praise for their work.
By tieing with Iowa our team takes
second place in the league. Kansas defeated
Missouri yesterday by a score of
12 to 4. The teams end the season in
the following order:
Won. Lost. Tied.
Kansas 3 0 0
Nebraska 1 1 1
Missouri 1 2 0
Iowa 0 2 1