Oct. 31, 1903
Two long touchdown plays – a 70-yard punt return by Maurice Benedict in the first half and a 30-yard run by Johnny Bender in the second half – sparked Nebraska to its first win in Iowa City. It was the 11th game of the Nebraska-Iowa series, and the first 10 had been played in Omaha or Council Bluffs. After registering five consecutive shutouts, Nebraska gave up its first points of the season on a short Iowa drive in the first half.
More coverage: Omaha World-Herald
Minneapolis Journal | Monday, Nov. 2, 1903
NEBRASKA IS WINNER
Cornhuskers Administer a Decisive
Defeat to Iowa Eleven. '
Iowa City, Iowa, Nov. 2.The Uni
versity of Nebraska football team won
its contest with the University of Iowa
here Saturday. The score was 17 to 6.
Benedict kicked forty-five yards to
Schwinn, who returned fifteen. Iowa
won two downs, then punted to Bender
on Nebraska's thirtjf-ftve-yard line^.
On second down, Nebraska punted to
Griffith on Iowa's twenty-five-yard
line. Iowa made one down and
punted. Nebraska smashed Iowa's
line to the fifteen-yard line, where
Nebraska was penalized for holding.
Jones punted from Nebraska's fifty
yard line to Benedict, on Nebraska's
twenty-five-yard line. Bender broke
thru Iowa's center and ran unim
peded seventy yards for a touchdown,
Griffith playing back for Iowa, tho the
ball was down before Bender broke.
Benedict kicked goal. Score, Ne
braska, 6 Iowa, 0.
Jones kicked fifty yards to Ne
braska. Iowa held for downs on Ne
braska ten-yard line. Buckley scored
on a tackle plunge. Griffith kicked
out to Jones, who heeled the kick.
Jones kicked a difficult goal. Score,
Iowa, 6 Nebraska, 6.
Jones kicked forty yards to Bender,
who returned it to Nebraska's forty
five-yard line. Benedict kicked to
Jones, who returned to center of field.
Nebraska held on the forty-yard-line,
and at once kicked to Griffith on
Iowa's forty-yard line.
In the second half Coulthard kicked
forty yards to Mason, who returned
to Nebraska's thirty-five-yard line.
Iowa held on her forty-flve-yard line.
Jones tried a fake punt, was tackled
and thrown on his injured neck.
White went in at his place.
It was Nebraska's ball on Iowa's
thirty-yard line. Bender ran thirty
yards around White for a touchdown.
Benedict kicked out to Bell."
kicked goal. Score, Nebraska, 12:
Iowa, 6. -
Griffith punted to Bender on Ne
braska's forty-yard line. Bender and
Benedict gained ten yards each on
runs. Benedict ran twenty yards on a
fake punt. Bender ran ten yards.
Nebraska held on Iowa's twenty-yard
line. Bender scored. Benedict missed
goal. Final score Nebraska, 17-