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Washington (Mo.) 20
Nebraska 7

Washington (Mo.) 20
Nebraska 7

Dec. 7, 1918

Nebraska ended its abbreviated 1918 season on a down note, going down to defeat in St. Louis to Washington University of Missouri. The Cornhuskers scored first, on a 15-yard pass play five minutes into the second quarter, but were shut out the rest of the way. After falling behind, Washington scored two TDs before halftime and added a pair of fourth-quarter field goals.

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EVENING MISSOURIAN | MONDAY, DEC. 9, 1918

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SPORT Outweighed at least eight pounds a man, Dick Rutherford's Washington University S. A. T. C. eleven ably gen erated by the former Wisconsin star, Eber Simpson, outplayed the husky, but sluggish Nebraska University men Saturday at St. Louis before a crowti of seven thousand persons. The score was 20 to 7. Early in the first period Nebraska began a running attack and marched the ball to Washington's 10-yard line, where Washington braced and took the ball on downs. A series of punts followed. Getting the ball en Washington's 30-yard line on a punt at the be ginning of the second period, Ne braska began an attack that earned it a first touchdown. Dobson broke through Washington's line for a 15 yard gain. Two successive forward passes, each netting fifteen yards and the last over the goal line, gave the Huskers a touchdown five minutes aft er the quarter had started. Washington, instead of crumpling up, took a brace arid from this time on outplayed the Nebraskans. Wash ington scored two touchdowns before the second quarter had ended, the first coming as the result of a steady march from the Nebraskan 40-yard line and a twenty-yard forward pass figuring among the big gains. Evans went over. Three plays later, Evans retrieved a Simpson forward pass in his own territory an'tl dashed fifty-five yards for a second score. Simpson scored both goals. In the third period Nebraska awak ened momentarily. By forward pass ing and long runs, the Huskers march ed the ball seventy yards down the field, only to lose the oval on the 10 yard line, when Berger Intercepted a forwafd pass. In the final period it was all Wash ington. Nebraska lost ten yards try ing to rush the ball and was out-pass ed and out-punted throughout. For ward passes and good rushing twice brought Washington within the scoring zone. Although Nebraska tightened here, Eber Eimpson kicked two field goals from the 20-yard line, the last from a difficult angle.