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Nebraska 46
Grinnell 0

Oct. 1, 1904

The Cornhuskers held Grinnell to two first downs in a dominating win on a muddy field in Lincoln. The Iowans were shut out as Nebraska scored eight touchdowns, three of them by halfback Johnny Bender.

Omaha World-Herald story


OMAHA BEE | OCT. 2, 1904

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GRINNELL AN EASY VICTIM Cornhuskers Rip Through the Line Almost at Will CAPTAIN BENEDICT STAR OF THE GAME Helps Along the Rnnners In a Way Never Before Seen on a Nebraska Foot Ball Field. LINCOLN, Oct. 1. (Special Telegram.) Grinnell college was an easy prey for the Nebraska Cornhuskers today, the visitors falling to score, while Coach Booth's proteges piled up eight touchdowns, netting forty-six points. A water-soaked field prevented many long runs by the Nebraska backs and the Cornhuskers were content to hammer away at the line or smash at the tackles. Halfback Bender's forty-yard sprint was the longest run of the game, while Fenlon and Benedict each lugged the ball for dashes of thirty-five yards. Nebraska had a material advantage In weight In the line and Grinnell's offensive was correspondingly impotent, the visitors only twice being able to make the required distance on downs. After scoring five touchdowns in the first half. Booth introduced seven or eight substitutes, but still Grinnell could not check the march of the Cornhuskers toward the opposing goal. A touchdown by C. Mason, after the Grinnell fullback had fumbled a punt, was the rendition of the game. In the scoring line, but the chief credit for Nebraska's eaay victory was due to the stellar exhibition of Captain Benedict in pulling or pushing the runner with the ball. Nothing even approaching it was ever before displayed on the Nebraska gridiron. Most of the Nebraska gains were due to tho assistance Benedict gave the runner. Mills, Nebraska's huge center, had his hands full In the first half In opposing a man of only 170 pounds, but by his endurance the big fellow finally established his superiority. The lineup: NRBKA8KA. I GR1NNELL. R- K.IL. Carlaon Btinta ..R. T.lL. T Bleamaater Bnrg-Rpe- R. U..L. O C lack Mills c. c . .. Muyftkena ...L. (I R. o ... McDonalit C. Maaon L. T. R. T EhefTiet ..L. E.iR. K (Mark BenedlctM-Barwlc- k . H.lQ. B Auracher (C.) Hender-Mara- .. . R. H. 0. L. II. B. . Jacqua Eaftrr-Fenln- n L. H. B.'R. H U.. Spepier O. Maann-Well- ... F. U.'F. B Llttlo Touchdowns: Bender (3), Eager, Barta, C. Mason. Weller. Marsh. Gcrals: Benedict (6). Referee: Cornell of Lincoln. Umpire: Krvln of Chicago. Time of halves.' Twenty-five and twenty minutes.
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Detail from 1904 team photo