Verne Lewellen charges through a hole in the Irish line.

Nebraska 14
Notre Dame 6

Nov. 30, 1922 • 2 p.m. Central
Lincoln, NE
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Second quarter
NU: Harold Hartley 2 run
   (Hartley kick) 75-yard drive
NU: Dave Noble 38 pass from Hartley
   (Hartley kick) 38-yard drive
Third quarter
ND: Don Miller 40 pass from Elmer Layden
   (kick failed) 76-yard drive

                        ND      NEB
First downs ........... 10       19
Yards rushing ......... 72      307
Yards passing ........ 153       50
  Comp-Att-Int .... 9-18-2    2-9-1
Total offense ........ 225      357
Punts-Average .... 10-39.8   7-45.3
Kickoffs-Avg ........ 1-40   4-58.8
Kickoff return yds ..... 6        0
Dropkicks tried ........ 0        1

Stats are from Omaha World-Herald; Nebraska State Journal's numbers differ. HuskerMax's examination of play-by-play logs found the OWH's numbers to be in the ballpark aside from first downs (we counted 17 for Nebraska, 12 for Notre Dame) and total offense (242 for Notre Dame).

Attendance: 15,000


Game recap

Brawn beats finesse in finale at Nebraska Field

It was all slipping away from the Cornhuskers.

Nebraska had ruled the first half with a bruising ground game. But Notre Dame now had the Huskers on their heels. Three more yards, and the Fighting Irish could pull within a point of Nebraska with nearly all of the fourth quarter remaining.

Then one play changed everything. Andy Schoeppel’s fourth-down quarterback sack snuffed out the Irish threat and swung the momentum back to Nebraska. The Huskers held on for a victory over Notre Dame and its young stable of backfield aces who would later be dubbed the Four Horsemen.

It was a happy ending for the Huskers’ home venue for 14 seasons, Nebraska Field, which would be replaced the following year by Memorial Stadium.

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