The Omaha World-Herald reported that Nebraska's reserves played the first half and built a 12-0 advantage. The first-teamers then took over and rolled up 60 more points in the second half. More details of the game against Grand Island College, the Cornhuskers' 1904 season opener, begin in the third paragraph of this Sept. 26 report in the Minneapolis Journal:
True Line on the Cornhuskers
Has Been Gained at Last.
Special to The Journal.
Lincoln, Neb., Sept. 26. Nebraska has the
best football team in years, and never were
rooters so confident. Several quasi correspondents who are on intimate terms with the coach
and assistents have prepared "hard-luck dopo,"
but these doleful dispatches are utterly foreign
to the feeling on the vaisity campus. The rooters are enthusiastic, and they will be greatly
disappointed unless the team does business this
The cornhuskers are heavier than at any time
in the history of varsity football. Mills will
probably win out at center, and his avoirdupois is enormous. Borg will be in the game and
several of the other candidates are far brawnier
and weightier than the men last year.
In the game with Grand Island Saturday, the
cornhuskers showed up in excellent shape, and
the score stood 72 to 0. Mills was solid at
center. Bender distinguished himself by making
a touchdown in the second half on a passed ball,
in less than a minute after the klckoff. He is
speedier than ever this year, and he will be
coached for sensational runs.
Barta played left guard. He soon tired and
did not show his usual endurance. Lundln and
Mason were tried at left tackle. Richardson
and Borg were tried at right guard, and this position will ultimately fall to Borg. The latter
is disappointed and chagrined as a result of the
Chicago incident, and he is not doing his customary work on the giidiron.
Munn and Robertson were lined up at right
tackle, with Standeven for right end and John
son for left end. The latter did commendable
work thruout the game. Barwlck and Benedict
were the quarterbacks, and the position will
ultimately fall to the captain.
Schmitt and Eager were at left half and the
former will make a spirited contest for the place.
He is a heady player and is swift on his feet.
Marsh and Bender were at right half, and there
Bender will be stationed to make spectacular
dashes. Weller and G. Mason were tried at
A dummy will be rigged up this week and
tackling stunts will be indulged in. Never was
the team so adept in goal kicking. The pig
skin was sent squarely between the posts at
every trial Saturday. Punting is the weak point
and Coach Booth is almost discouraged over the
failure of the cornhuskeis in the kicking line.
During this week some available man will be
singled out and carefully trained in the punting