United News report: 1922 Notre Dame @ Nebraska football
SMASHING DRIVE OF CORNHUSKERS IS IRRESISTIBLE Notre Dame Goes Down Before Powerful Nebraska Team in Great Battle. PERSHING WATCHES GAME By United News LINCOLN, Neb., Dec. 1.—Smashing through the opposing line, alternating end runs and a successful aerial program, the Nebraska cornhuskers trimmed the “fighting Irish” from Notre Dame in the annual Thanksgiving classic of the Middle West at Nebraska Field, 14 to 6. Except for one period, the third, when Notre Dame made her lone touchdown by combining a series of line plunges and a brilliant forward pass attack, the Cornhuskers outplayed the South Bend eleven. Captain Hartley, full back, and Noble, at right half, plowed through for gain after gain, in the ample grooves torn in Notre Dame’s defense by the line of Nebraska. The fourteen points of the Cornhuskers were established In the second period, which began with the ball in Nebraska’s possession on her own forty-seven-yard line. Among the 14,000 spectators who crowded the stands was Gen. John J. Pershing, who was given a great ovation on entering the field, and later joined the ovations given to the brilliant flashes by the players. Huskeys Start Strong Nebraska began to demonstrate her superiority in the first quarter. A series of line bucks dating from her thirty-eight-yard line carried the ball twenty-two yards; a penalty lost Notre Danie five, and a variety of play made nineteen more. After an incomplete pass. Nebraska punted out of bounds on Notre Dame’s twenty-seven-yard mark. Losing a couple of yards, and failing to gain thereafter. Notre Dame punted to Nebraska’s twenty-flve-yard line and the Cornhuskers started down the field. The first quarter ended with the score. 0 to 0. Nebraska’s march toward the goal was only by a five-yard penalty for off-side, and was featured principally by llne-bueking of the powerful com-husker backs. From the twenty-five-yard line Scherer advanced sixteen on an end run. Noble added seven more on two line smashes and Hartley crossed for a touchdown and kicked for the extra point. Thinks looked better for the Irish when they recovered a fumble on Nebraska’s thirty-five-yard line, but only fu-r a minute, for Crowley also managed to fumble, and it was Nebraska’s ball on the same spot. An exchange of punts followed. Degree again kicked out of hounds on Notre Dame’s thlrty-elght-yard line, whereupon a long and beautifully executed forward pass from Hartley to Noble, with praiseworthy field running by the latter, took the ball over the line again. and Hartley kicked the goal. Nebraska appeared on her way to another touchdown when the half end c-d on Notre Dame’s thirty-two-yard line. Notre Dame Opens Un Notre Dame flashed at the beginning of the second half, and took the ball from her twenty-four-yard line tc the Nebraska goal. A little linebucking, short aerial gains, and two great passes brought the Irish their touchdown. Hayden hurled to Vegra for a twenty-four-vard gain, and anotoher to Don Miller took the ball forty yards for a touchdown. Then Layden missed the kick. The quarter ended with the ball on Nebraska’s tliirty-five-yard line. Another drive by the Irish threaten’d a touchdown, but Nebraska got the ball after Notre Dame had ad- to the Husker two-yard line, A series of line smashes terminated with a fumble, which Notre Dame recovered on her forty-five-yard line. More punts and more incompleted passes ensued, the game ending with the ball in Notre Dame’s possession on her thirty-nine-yard line.