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Nebraska 17
Iowa 6

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.

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Minneapolis Journal | Monday, Nov. 2, 1903

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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- Iowa, 6. The line-up: