Oct. 11, 1919
A 30-yard touchdown run by substitute back Elmer Schellenberg was part of a strong second half for Nebraska as the underdog Cornhuskers battled Minnesota to a surprising 6-6 tie in Minneapolis.
Another Nebraska possession in the second half ended when the visitors were held on downs at the Minnesota eight yard line.
Minnesota led 6-0 at halftime, thanks to a nine-yard touchdown run by halfback Walter Haertel.
A little later in the game by a series of steady plays Minnesota carried the ball up the field and scored a touchdown. Then a short time later with another charge up the field we carried the ball almost to the Nebraska goal line but were unable to produce a score. The first half ended 6 to 0.
In the third period Nebraska forced the fight and once advanced the ball to the 3 yard line but a fine defensive brace took it away on downs. A little later Nebraska secured the ball and succeeded in carrying it thru the Minnesota team with a brilliant 30 yard run made by Schellenberg who had been sent to the backfield as a substitute and scored a touchdown just at the end of the third quarter. The attempted goal was missed and the score tied.
Each team fought hard thru the final period to produce a score but without result. During the last quarter Nebraska was almost continually the aggressor but the strong Minnesota defense held the game safe.
The Minnesota lineup was as follows
Hanke, Left End
Gerow, Left Tackle
Rods, Left Guard
Kleinschmidt, Right Guard
Johnsen, Right Tackle
Recnier, Right End
Lampi (Capt), Quarterback
Haertel, Left Halfback
Phillips, Right Halfback
Substitutes: Arntson, Hawkinson, Enke