Nebraska 13, Oklahoma 9
Nov. 23, 1912
Nebraska Field, Lincoln
Fullback Vic Halligan scored twice as the Cornhuskers closed the season by holding off visiting Oklahoma, 13-9.
It was the first game between the two schools, and "Sooner Magic" almost happened, although that term wouldn't be coined until decades later.
After taking over on downs in game's final moments, Oklahoma bolted from its own 28 to the Nebraska 23 in two plays — a 12-yard run followed by a 37-yard pass. But a third snap wasn't to be, as the game clock ran out on the Sooners.
It was a far more lopsided game statistically, with Nebraska gaining 467 yards to Oklahoma's 178, according to the Nebraska State Journal. The Lincoln Star put the Sooners' total at 226 yards and said Nebraska ran 122 plays to Oklahoma's 34.
Nebraska held lineman Clinton Ross out of the game because of Oklahoma's objections to taking the field against a black player.
NEBRASKA STATE JOURNAL