Nov. 7, 1903
On a muddy field in Lincoln, the Cornhuskers outyarded Knox by 410 to 50 en route to a 33-5 win. The visitors from Galesburg, Ill., registered just one first down, and its points came on a field goal from the 35-yard line after a fair catch. Nebraska's highlights included a 35-yard run by John Bender and a pair of 25-yard jaunts by Maurice Benedict.
• Coverage: Omaha World-Herald
OMAHA BEE | SUNDAY, NOV. 8, 1903
NEBRASKA KEEPS WINNING Cornuniksrs ?ile Up Thirty-Tbrei PoinU laini. Illinsis Collegian, MUDDY FIELD PREVENTS LARGER SCORE Km Score lol on a. riaee Kirk, ' the Only Chance the Visiters flava Darlaa; the (line. V (From a Staff Correspondent.) LINCOLN, Nov. 7. (Special Tolegrsm.) Nebraska university piled up six touch- down against Knox college on the gridiron , today and added one more game to the Cornhuskers" long string of victories. A field goal afforded the Qalesburg collegians their only solace, for In all other depart ment thoy were hopelessly outmatched. Nebraska had an advantage of several pounds In the average weights and only a muddy field prevented Booth's pupils from running up one of the largest scores of Che cornhuskers' season. The heavy footing made sprints around the ends al most an Impossibility, and Nebraska was content to buck through the center or to smash Uie tackles and ends, their effort resulting la steady advances toward Uie . Knox goal. The statistics of the game are over whelmingly In the CornhUBkers" favor. In advancing the ball Nebraska plunged along for a total of 410 yards, while Knox could go but fifty, the latter Including one dash of twenty-five yards by Captain Qrogan . on a fake punt. Returned kicks netted . Nebraska 146 yards and Knox thIrty-Mvo. - Penalties operated much more ' severely . against Nebraska than Knox, the distances lust being forty and ten yards respectively. . Knox was thrown back thirty-live yards . In endeavoring to advance the bull, while Nebraska lost nine on the same account ; Knox was able to make Its d I h lance on ' downs only once during the entire struKgl, ;, whlls Nebraska did not forfeit possesdlon 5 of the ball even once on 'downs. The Inability of Knox to run Nebraska1 i ends or to pierce the line, compelled them ' to punt continuously during the game, and i much of the time Qrogan and -Benedict 1 engaged In a punting duel, In which the y Cornhueker kicker had the better of the i- . exchange. : Nebraska' offense was too nowerful fnr '"""jKnox to withstand and the Cornhuskers rusnea tne ball down the field and across jj the visitors' goal In three minute of play. Thereafter it- wu only a question of the I size of Nebraska's score. Booth Bont in a , substitute back field in the last half with satisfactory results, the new men equaling ., the record of the veteran backs by scoring three touchdowns during their half. Wil son eras pulled! back frequently from left s end and was used to good advantage In carrying the ball. Captain Bender once skirted Knox's right end for thirty-five yards, the longest run of the game, while .; two runs of twenty-five yards each are . credited to Benedict, Nebraska's right end. The field goal by Captain Qrogan of J Knox waa from the thirty-five-yard lino after a fair catch and was one of the- pret v tiest aver witnesses on' the Nebraska grld i Iron. The lineup . , Oravee, Lantz. ' Ool f mm flet,1 ' flmro n Ooala: Binder, 3. Time of halves: so min utes. Befeiee; PI x ley of Omaha. ITm ' Ptrei Burk'aud of Illinois university. Unesman: - Cornell of Lincoln,