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birkner_hugo (9K)

Kansas 20
Nebraska 5

Nov. 14, 1908

 

With the Missouri Valley championship riding on the outcome, Nebraska was upset by Kansas, 20-5, at Lincoln's Antelope Park. Halfback Hugo Birkner scored Nebraska's lone touchdown in the first half, which ended with Kansas holding a 16-5 lead. The Jayhawks were held to a field goal in the second half but won "as a result of two halves of straight football in which Kansas played old time bucks in preference to the later day open formations," the Nebraska State Journal reported.

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