Nebraska 0
Notre Dame 0

Nov. 28, 1918

The Nebraska yearbook provides this description:

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On a field which was nearly as wet as it was in the long-to-be-remembered Jayhawk-Cornhusker battle, Nebraska, in their Thanks­giv­ing Day fray, held the far-famed Notre Dame eleven to a scoreless tie. A light snow had fallen during the night, and the crowd was not up to the usual Thanksgiving standard.

Nebraska played a strictly defensive game, punting out of danger rather than attempting to advance the ball by line plunging or end runs. Dobson practically alone defended Nebraska’s goal with his punting. He kicked the ball in Nebraska’s defense fifteen times during the game and clearly was far superior to Gipp, who did the kicking for the visitors. Nebraska only carried the ball sixty yards as against 177 for the Catholics, and nearly half of these were by the aerial route. The ball was kept in Notre Dame's territory practically the whole game by Dobson’s accurate kicking.

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 The Evening Missourian | Nov. 30, 1918
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 Evening State Journal | Nov. 29, 1918
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The Evening Missourian, Nov. 30, 1918 The Nebraska Cornhuskers and the Notre Dame Catholics slopped about in the mud and slush for sixty minutes of scoreless football Thursday on Nebraska field, the combat terminating in a 0 to 0 tie. A ten-yard streak down the middle of the gridiron was fairly dry, but the outer edges were inches deep in mud. The slippery footing took the punch from the offensive tactics of both teams and neither the Huskers nor the Catholics could batter their way through to a touchdown. Halfback Barry of Notre Dame carried the oval across the Nebraska goal during the opening quarter, but he had been clinging to the belt strap of one of his interferers in swinging around end and Notre Dame, instead of gettig credit for a touchdown suffered a penalty, which cost fifteen yards. This foul cost the Catholics their only promising chance to pierce the Cornhusker's stiff defense and drive through to a touchdown.