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Nebraska 6
Washington 6

Oct. 17, 1925, Lincoln, NE
Washington .......  0   0   0   6  –  6
Nebraska   .......  0   0   6   0  –  6

Third quarter
NU - Avard Mandery 5 run (kick failed)
    (22-yard drive, 5 plays)
Fourth quarter
UW - George Wilson 2 run (kick blocked) 
    (60-yard drive, 6 plays)

                              UW      NU
First downs ................. 10      10
  From scrimmage ............. 9      10
  By penalty ................. 1       0 
Total offense .............. 177     126 
Rushing yards, net ......... 123      79
  Yards gained rushing ..... 130     110 
  Yards lost rushing ......... 7      29 
Passing yards ............... 54      43 
  Att-Comp-Int ........... 9-3-2  14-7-1 
Penalties-yards ........... 1-15    1-25 
Punts-average-blocked ... 6-44-1  8-37-0 
Kickoffs-average .......... 2-51    2-55
Return yardage
  Punt returns .............. 24      27      
  Kickoff returns ........... 35      65
Fumbles-lost ............... 4-3     3-1 
Field goals ................ 0-2     0-0

Attendance: 15,000 (estimated)


LINEUPS
Nebraska          Pos.        Washington
Sprague .......... LE .......... Cutting
E. Weir (c) ...... LT ......... Erickson
Pospisil ......... LG .......... E. Brix
Hutchison ........  C ........... Bonamy
Scholz ........... RG ........... Wright
Stiner ........... RT ........ P. Wilson
J. Weir .......... RE ............. Cole
Brown ............ QB ....... Guttormsen
Rhodes ........... LH ........ G. Wilson
A. Mandery ....... RH ........... Patton
Dailey ........... FB ...... Tesreau (c)

Substitutions
NU: Locke for Dailey, Leigh for J. Weir,
 Stephens for Brown, Raish for Pospisil,
 Hecht for Rhodes, Presnell for Locke,
 Wickman for Stephens, J. Weir for Leigh,
 Shaner for Sprague. 
UW: Schuh for Cole, Douglas for Schuh,
 Sherman for Guttormsen, Guttormsen for
 Patton, Beckett for Guttormsen, E. Brix
 for Wright, H. Brix for Erickson,
 Erickson for H. Brix.


Officials
Referee: Birch, Earlham Coll.
Umpire: Morris, Seattle.
Field judge: Cochrane, Kalamazoo Coll.
Head linesman: Reilly, Georgetown Univ.

A hard-fought draw
for Huskers, Huskies

NU inflicts sole regular-season blemish on Rose Bowl squad from West Coast

By J. Hudson, May 27, 2010

In danger of going down to defeat in their 1925 home debut, the Cornhuskers blocked a Washington extra-point attempt in the fourth quarter to salvage a 6-6 tie with the Huskies.

Washington had just driven 60 yards in six plays, a rare burst of success in a game that saw little sustained offense by either squad. George Guttormsen's point-after might well have sealed a win for the westerners, but three Nebraska linemen swarmed through and blocked the drop-kick.

stiner Nebraska had taken a 6-0 lead in the third quarter by capitalizing on Lonnie Stiner's recovery of a UW fumble at the Huskies' 22. A 10-yard pass from southpaw quarterback Bob Stephens to halfback Avard Mandery provided a key third-down conversion. The Cornhusker touchdown came on a second-down play from the five in which the visitors were fooled by a fake plunge up the middle and Mandery scooted around right end and over the goal-line chalk. Stephens' extra-point kick was low and short.

stephens Late in the game, after the Huskies had tied it, Nebraska drove to the UW 39 but surrendered the ball on downs. A few plays later, as Washington tried to mount a game-winning drive of its own, NU's James Wickman, who had just entered the game, batted a George Wilson pass into the air and Ed Weir intercepted it to give NU the ball at its own 46. But the Cornhuskers could get off only two plays, netting just 9 yards before the final gun sounded.

Each team squandered a chance in the scoreless first half.

mandery Early in the second quarter, Nebraska center Harold Hutchison blocked a UW punt and recovered the ball on the Huskies' 19-yard line. Seven plays later, it was fourth and goal at Washington's 3. Stephens tossed a short pass to Mandery at the goal line for what seemed a sure touchdown, but the halfback from Tecumseh dropped the ball.

Washington later returned the favor when the Huskies drove from their own 47-yard line to the Nebraska 1 only to have the first-half clock expire as they lined up for one more play.

NOTES: The tie was the only blot on UW's regular-season record. The 10-0-1 Huskies earned their second Rose Bowl berth in three seasons but lost to Alabama in Pasadena, 20-19. … NU's only penalty was a big one: a 25-yarder in the first quarter for “hacking.” … The Lincoln Star's Cy Sherman clearly wasn't entertained. He described the game as “an almost colorless hour of jousting” that featured a “meagre contribution of thrills.” … Like NU's Ed Weir, UW halfback George Wilson is in the College Football Hall of Fame.

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    WASHINGTON        STATISTICS BY QUARTER         NEBRASKA
1Q  2Q  3Q  4Q   T                             1Q  2Q  3Q  4Q   T
 1   2   3   4   9   First downs by scrimmage   1   1   5   3  10
 1   0   0   0   1   First downs by penalties   0   0   0   0   0 
14  48  18  50 130  Yards gained in scrimmage  36   4  46  24 110 
 1   3   0   1   7   Yards lost in scrimmage   17   5   2   5  29 
 2   2   0   5   9   Forward passes attempted   0   3   4   7  14 
 1   0   0   3   4  Forward passes incomplete   0   1   2   3   6 
 0   1   0   1   2   Intercepted by opponent    0   0   0   1   1 
 1   1   0   1   3       Passes completed       0   2   2   3   7 
12  17   0  25  54    Yards gained on passes    0  18  15  12  43 
23  60  18  74 177      Net yardage gained     19  17  59  31 126 
 1   0   0   0   1          Penalties           1   0   0   0   1 
15   0   0   0  15       Penalty yardage       23   0   0   0  25 
 1   2   1   2   6            Punts             2   2   3   1   8 
62  35  45  43  44         Punt average        30  45  39  32  37 
 0  14   0  10  24        Punts returned        5   2   0  20  27 
 0   1   0   0   1        Punts blocked         0   0   0   0   0
 0   1   0   0   1   Blocks recovered by opp.   0   0   0   0   0
 0   0   2   0   2          Kickoffs            1   0   0   1   2 
 0   0 102   0 102       Kickoff yardage       33   0   0  55 110 
23   0   0  12  35     Kickoffs returned        0   0  65   0  65
 3   0   1   0   4           Fumbles            2   0   1   0   3 
 2   0   1   0   3     Ball lost on fumble      1   0   0   0   1 
 0   0   0   0   0      Ball lost on downs      0   0   0   0   0 
 2   0   0   0   2    Field goals attempted     0   0   0   0   0
 
 *Some stats don't add up, but this is how they appeared in
 newspaper coverage.