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Cardwell, McDonald and Francis would all be first-round NFL draft picks after the 1936 season. Francis was the 1936 Heisman runner-up and is in the College Football Hall of Fame.
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Cardwell, McDonald and Francis would all be first-round NFL draft picks after the 1936 season. Francis was the 1936 Heisman runner-up and is in the College Football Hall of Fame.

Nebraska 50
Wyoming 0

Sept. 29, 1934

Three future Husker stars made a splash in their sophomore debuts as Nebraska throttled a bigger but slower Wyoming squad, 50-0, in the season opener in Lincoln. Halfback Lloyd Cardwell and end Lester McDonald scored two touchdowns apiece, and fullback Sam Francis tallied another.

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The Memorial Stadium crowd of about 15,000 was treated to a more wide-open offense than usual, with the Huskers making liberal use of passes and laterals. According to the Sunday Journal and Star's count, Nebraska had advantages of 436-64 in total yards and 27-2 in first downs. Although he didn’t score, junior halfback Jerry LaNoue was a standout because of his elusiveness on punt returns.

Placekicking was NU’s only glaring shortcoming, with just two of eight extra point attempts converted. The Lincoln paper’s Cy Sherman cautioned, however, that the Huskers also “showed weakness” at times in their tackling and defensive line play, which he said would need to be addressed with powerful Minnesota looming next on the schedule.

It was a bleak homecoming for Wyoming coach Willard “Dutch” Witte. The Lincoln native earned three letters at quarterback at Nebraska in the late 1920s.

More coverage: Omaha World-Herald | AP

                 1   2   3   4     Final 
Wyoming          0   0   0   0  --    0
Nebraska         6  19  18   7  --   50

First quarter
NU - Lloyd Cardwell 13 run (kick failed)
Second quarter
NU - Bernie Scherer 47 return of blocked punt
NU - Lester McDonald pass from Glenn Skewes
NU - Skewes run
Third quarter
NU - Cardwell 4 pass reception (kick failed)
NU - Sam Francis 6 run (kick failed)
NU - McDonald pass from Francis (kick failed)
Fourth quarter
NU - Skewes run (kick good)

                         WY        NU
First downs               2        27
Rushing yards (net)      64       314
Passing yards (net)       0       122
  Comp-Att-Int        0-2-1   10-17-1
Total offense            64       436
Punts-Avg.            12-41      7-37 
Fumbles-Lost            3-1       1-1
Penalties-Yards         1-5       1-5

Cardwell TD Nebraska vs Wyoming 1934Cardwell goes around left end for the first touchdown. | Lincoln Star · Newspapers.com