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Ohio Slate.. 20 Michigan ... 20 Noire Dame . 20 Missouri Southern Cal 18 Kansas . 6 I Marquette. . .14 Wisconsin . . . 6 Iowa Stale . . 12 Huskers end victory drouth, 14 to 13! 45 I Oklahoma . . 61 I Minnesota . . 41 Kansas Stale 12 Jack Hazcn falls on blocked punt for clincher BY JOHN BENTLEY. Bring out those superlative that have been on ice for five long games and pitch 'em against the welkin until It rings so that all may hear: Nebraska 14, Iowa 13. Playing in a snow laden gale which swept out of the north, the Cornhuskers broke their five game losing streak the hard way. They Were behind 13 points when a young man named Viscount Francis began to laugh in the teeth of both the elements and the Hawkeyes. It wasn't all the Viscount, by any means, but - as his All Amer ica brother Sam had done in that Indiana - Nebraska game of "36, it was the "Count who broke his 200 bulk thru holes nine times in the 16 running plays which it required to move the ball 72 yards from the Husker 28 into the Iowa end xone, This - sustained drive was the turning point in the game that kept a crowd of 20.000 shivering thruout the two hours and a half. Warm homes beckoned but you don't see team, apparently hopelessly whipped, pick itself up off the turf every day and come with a victory. So they stayed on. Wasn't Duda's Plan. They saw a sophomore, Charley Tuda, come into that last nan There wasn't much thought about It at the time. Nebraska was whipped, the insiders agreed, so virientlv Biff was starting to build for net year. That wasn Duda's idea. He had been sent in o help do something about win ning a ball game this season and how this young fellow wno has been playing about all the positions in practice, from guard, to end to center to tackle to full back and then back to guard put out! He tackled those Hawkeye backs Mertes, Green and Farmer. He kept up a running fire of chatter, slapping his mates be tween plays to start a blaze that burned right thru in is Diizzaray setting. The most amazing part or me show was the utter disregard which both teams had for the ele ments. Iowa's Tom Farmer, one of the finest running passers who has ever played here, would whip his aerials into the arms of team mates while going at top speed Cold finerers and cold hands seemed to make no difference. T Aids March. Nebraska's 72 yard march to that first touchdown was accomplished largely from T formation plays, which call for deft bal handling. These maneuvers are not usually recommended for a game played in a snowstorm. Iowa's loyal followers, and there were many of them in this amax inar crowd that gathered and stayed on despite the weather, will put it down aa that evil eye mriu ence again. Four times in the last nine meetings Nebraska has won from the Hawkeyes by a margin of one point. To watch a group of young men tear a victory package part that was plainly marked "Iowa," does something for you. Especially when one of those young men was on trial for his football life. Few college football players have been in such a spot as Vike Francis on this cold November day. He had been accused of just about everything; some of it Justi fied but most of it aa unfair criti cism as was ever heaped on the head of a college player. , Vike's Had Lesson. But the Viscount came back! Those 15 pounds that he worried from his big frame aa he fought his text books to "bone" for examinations will be back soon, too. Some of the flippancy that always marked his conversation may re turn, but not in the quantities that it once poured from this likeable lad. Vike's had his lesson. Behind, 13 to 0, and facing that blast from the north, you could have written your own ticket if you had wanted to take Nebraska in the third quarter. The Hawks had just added a second touch down, due to Farmer's passes to Parker for 17, Couppee for 19 and then Green, who took the ball on the Husker 15 and altho off bal ance when he caught it, managed to stumble into the end sone. This time Farmer converted from placement. Dale Bradley took the next kick - off on his own 1 - yard line and got back to the 28. Francis was held for no gain. Al Zikmund whipped up to the 40 on a cutback and Francis came out on an ena run but it netted only a yard. Can't Stop Huskers. Marvin Thompson clipped off for eight on an end around (and how that Fred Methcny does mix 'em up.) Three more plays and Vike, carrying each time, bucked nts way to the Iowa 35. Those "snorx take" blasts continued and even a fumble which was recovered didn't stop the Huskers. Dale Bradley faked a pass and with George Abel as his trail blaz er ran 21 yards to the Iowa 4. Francis got three thru the middle and it appeared for a moment that he had a touchdown but his knee had touched on the 1 - yard line. He slanted off the Iowa right tackle for the touchdown. Vike was called back for the placckick, into that north wind it was. But toe met ball and it cut its way thru the uprights like a streamlined train. So it was Iowa 13, Nebraska 7. Already somewhat shaken by this late show of force, the Iowans were stricken again when Duda came bursting thru to partially block one of Tom Farmer's punts. That hadn't happened to Tom all year on a kick. Fred Meier nabbed it and got back to midfield, a great See HUSKERS, Page 6 - B. WVv Y - fSS h V' sCl 'flb Preston blocked klc k 'Pi it 4 w "$ FOURTH QUAHTSR VIKE FRANCIS PLACEKICKS THE POINT THAT WINS THE GAME. Bali is sailing toward the uprights thru whu - h it paed for Nebraska's all - important 14th point. Methony held the oval for the Viscount and the Husker forwards shut out the Hawkeyes. Francis scored the first Husker touchdown and kicked the point then too. Gophers tumble ,untairournd anhfltar isconsin 4J - 6 November 23, 1911 Sc. - mm (v recovers call 6." - W.vJ;.e iigJm. - '' ...?.A - SS 5 "3t Oreex (I) .chases ball "Mr: .'...JLv..s? vSaH rolls to .jia ... Farmer (X) punted from his own 20 . Hi !5i Kir w - - - 3Y Panthers lose at home Pcim State smothers Pitt . . . 'Special Delivery9 stalled mmmmmmmmmmmmm mmmmmmmmmmm mmmmm PITTSBURGH. T. The Nittany Lions of Perm State college crushed the University of Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday, rolling to a 31 to ? victory over an ancient rival whom they have not beaten in Pittsburgh since 1W9 before 83,000 fans. In the first quarter, it looked like Edgar "Special Delivery" Jones Intended to defeat State sensationally and single handedly just as he had whipped Fordham and Nebraska. Jones ran 43 yards to give Pitt a T to 0 lead in the first quarter, but after that the State defense bottled the Panthers so thoroly the Pcim smashes Cats never got past the State 40 - yard line. Nittany lions completely domi - g riiloll If 1.1 1 nated the play, scoring two touch - VU1 IIUII Xvf Va. downs in the aecond, a touchdown , - and a field goal In the third, add - 1V1 VI lit I r I n ch ' ing another 7 points In the. final frame. Smalti Is Star. Behind some of the finest blocking seen in Pitt stadium this season. Pepper Petrella, 160 pound substitute back from Dowington, Pa., crossed the goal three times. Quakers close with one loss On the face of the score, this PHILADELPHIA. (An. Penns two short plunges in the aecond football team, capping a campaign Wt tackle Wtl? '.T ter. sweeninir the Panther ends wai vomeu ny iw. y , and scampering thru big holes at the 48th episode in this traditional the tackles, was the best ground jvy league series gainer on me neia, covering c ia irfa (n 1Q tttamnti ..I . m msihlntp rwnmnn vnr ThA Sharing stardom with retreua WM was Bill Smalta, of Alquippa, Pa. Red and Blue, and most of the 73, - Smalta not only set up two touch - J 000 or more customers to Franklin downs with his passes, but also U, ma 8unny afternoon seemed 1kVftWS VU . VAMW WVSSSfrM . - m2 touchdown and a field goal fori p Zl tl t Th m.rtH Pnn thlS School of thought W6M the State touchdown was made by w ff,"" "'r'T p.inh vtA A ttfhA imai wniswe, rusnea Voacn George plunged over from we 1 - foot line Hunger off his feet and carried after a 44 yard Uon drive in the r Jf K " - - Z IF'ial to look for Inside Tigers seek bowl . , Page 2, Col. 2 ' One point enough . Page 2, Col. 3 Twin N.U. heroes Page 3, Col. 6 Irisli undefeated Page 3, Col. 8 Wolves, Bucks tie Page 4, Col. 1 . Farewell ruined . . Page 4, Col. 8 Play - by - play . Page 5, Col. 3 fourth quarter. Colorado wreck B. hopes Airnies But this Cornell team was only a pale pink copy of the Big Red machines of other years, including 1940. Thru the entire first half it was able to get the ball up to its own 45 yard line only once. and it was in that first half that PROVO. Utah. (INS). The Colo - Pennsylvania did all it scoring rado State Aggies wrecked Brig - From the opening kickoff, ham Young university's hopea of which Bob Odell ran back 21 yards. a tie for the Big Seven football the itea ana Blue drove ngnt aown championship Saturday by blast - the field to the Cornell 17, 60 yards lng the Cougars, 22 to 7. in ten plays, xossea oacK for len The Brigham Young defeat gave yards there by a penalty and a re - tTtah university undisputed pos - verse which was smeared, Penn session of the title, as the Utes called on Capt. Gene uavis to kick went thru the season with no de - a field goal from the S3 yard line feats, and Penn was off. Saturday's football scores e Big Six lnw Mat 13. Knmm 8tU IX (tie). MiMoart 4A. Kmimm 0. Nrhraxk 14, Inw 18. Oklahoma 1, Marquette 14. Big Ten Indiana 1, Purdue . Minnesota 41, Wisconsin . Nortiiwtrrii tl. Illinois 6. Ohio State SO, Mlchiian SO (tie). Interseetional Auburn IS. VManova . Kiirdham 3S, St. Marj 1. Orariria Sft, Iartmuth 0. Metre Dame 20, SoHtbera California IX. 'East Army 7. Went Virginia . Boston Coll. 19. BoKton 7. Burknrll 42, Albrlitht 0. . ( nryaer Tcfcrs. S. Storrer Coll. S. ruinate SO. Colambta XI. Oplaware IS. Washington Coll. S. Orrxel 1, Hwarth.mire 0. tiettysbarc SI. IMrklasoa 17. Harvard 14, Yale 0. Hnffttra XI, Hartwlrk . Ifayette 47. lhlh 1. i ijiHalle IX, Peaa Military X. Mnhlenberg - ft2. I psala 1, Navy X, Princeton 0. Pena Htate 81, PHtshwrfh 7. Pennsylvania in. Cornell 0. MhlpiMHisburg Trhnt. 14, Lock Tohrs. . Temple XI, Holy Cross IS. iTenae Coll. 8ft. Wiley Coll. t. . Trias Mlaee 84, Mew Mexlce Agglee IS, Rocky Mountain Colorado A. M. XX, Briirham Young 7. Idaho 8, Montana Nlate 0. Kegis 18, Greeley Tchrs. 0. Far west Oregon 18, Washington 18. Oregon Htate X7, Montana . Ha;ramento J. V. 8, Nan Mateo u. a. Han eranetseo X0, Han 4ose Htate 0, Santa t iara 31. V. l L. A. 18. Washington Htate 68, Gonsaga 0. State college Falrbury J. C. 86, Nebraska Central 8. State high school A Ins worth 18, Neltgh 0. Kurwell IX, 8t. Paul 0. Cambridge IS, Trenton 8. (tothenburg ?0, Hroken Bow 8. Greeley IX, North Ixtup 0. Overton 14, llolhrnok fl. Wauneta 18, Bird City, Ka., t. Six man Different slants on . N.U. victorv By service S Oklahoma slomps on Iar(juelle Sooncrs run up 61 - 11 count NORMAN, Okla. UP). Oklahoma shoved Marquette's Golden Ava lanche back uphill Saturday, 61 to 14, after the invaders naa roareu down on the Sooners to take a first quarter lead. It was a weird exmmuon 01 football, and a sad one for Tom Ktidham. returning to the scene of his former triumphs as head writers BY RANDALL BLAKE. Associated Press Sports Writer. Nebraska power - housed the length of the field for one touchdown, then blocked a kick for another, to offset the brilliant passing of Tom Farmer and take a 14 to 13 victory from Iowa in an tnterconf erence football game. The contest snapped a five - game Cornhusker losing streak. Farmer's amazing ability to throw the ball while stiff wind swept the length of the field and Hteward SX, Palmer X8. St. Kdward SX, Painter 20. Vt llsonvUle 84, Bart ley 8. Raven Midwest Omaha Knights how to Saints ST. PAUL. St. Paul white - Washed the Omaha Knights 2 to 0 here Saturday night in an American hockey association game. with Coach Hap Emma in the penalty box for slashing, Hal Tabor scored in the first period for the Saints on a long pass from Burt Sharfe. The Saints made it 2 to 0 when Tabor again scored in the second period on a pass from Lulu Len - non. Also during this period, SL Paul scored, but the tally was not allowed because there was a St. Paul man in the square in front of the net which is known as the crease. Kvansvllle X8. Arkansas A. M. 8. Grinnell IX. Colorado toll. 8. Jefferson Barracks XI. Idaho loll. 8. Michigan Mate 81, Ohio VYesleyea 7. Morris Harvey 40, lirtrolt Teeh 7. Pittsburgh Tchrs. 18, Emporia State Tchrs. 0. Southern Kansas 8. Ft. Hoys 8. St. louls 7, Wichita 8. Toledo 14, Bradley 8. Tulsa 80. Drake 8. South Toronto heats off Black Hawk hid for leadership TORONTO, Ont. LV. Toronto's Maple Leafs beat back the Chicago Black Hawks' bid for the National hockey league lead Sat urday night, winning their sixth straight game, 3 - 0. Minefield BX, St. Pan! 8. ftemson 84, Fttrman 8. Duke 85, North Carolina Htate 8. Florida 14, Georgia Tech 7. Florida A. I. 18. Voorhera 8. Geneva XI, Bethany 8. Hampden Nydney 14, Randolph Mason X. Knoavlite toU. 18, Talladega 8. Iimtyne X. Bishop 8. Maryvllle Colt. 8.H. West Carolina Tchrs. s. Miles t oll. 45, Arkansas Baptist 7. Mississippi IN. Arkansas 8. Mississippi Htate 48. Mtllsans 8. Morehouse 82. Klsk 8. MorrUtown 7. Hwtft J. C. 8. Oglethorpe 80, L.lvinft - tton 8. Khaw 41. Ht. AuKUstlne 8. ' ' Southwestern A. Centenary 8 (tie. Tennessee 30 Kentucky 7. Toutalon Cot I. . Inisiana Normal 8 tie) Ttiakmee 58, Bethune Cook 8. Vanderbllt 7, Alabama 8. SoulliHeft Ahlline Christian IX. St. Mary's 14. l.otla Anelc 7. New Mexico 8. Prairievirn' 8, laxton (tie). Rice 8. Texas hristian 8 ttie). Southern 13. Arkansas A. M. N. Cell. Southern Methodist 14. Baylor 8. Teaa A. 1. JW, West Texas 1. 7. Smith's name placed among Gopher greats MINNEAPOLIS. JP. They called the roll of Minnesota football immortals Saturday night, for a new name was added to that select roster. Yes, they put Captain Bruce Smith among the greats because, in his farewell appear ance, the 200 pound blonde back probably stood out more brilliantly than at any previous time. Minnesota had everything because they had Bruce Smith. That was again conclusively proved Saturday. Wisconsin came for the final challenge against the Golden Gophers With a big, fast, shifty ball club a squad, if you 'please, that had averaged 22 points in six 1941 games. Such a situation called for Captain Smith's appearance and never did the Minnesota captain perform more impressively. He just simply came in and broke up the ball game just as he had overcome the first and the courage and the skill of many another team during his career snow swirled down sent Iowa into a 13 to 0 lead before Nebraska's power began to tell against the Hawkeyes, who were badly battered by Minnesota a week ago. - BY PAUL WAGNER. I nitcd Press Staff Correspotulrnt. Fullback Vike Francis raised victory - starved Nebraska from the depths of its worst season this century to a 14 - 13 win over stubborn Iowa in a driving snowstorm. Francis, tripped by a geography course that kept him ineligible for two weeks, turned critical Nebraska fans into roaring supporters with vicious plunges that ripped thru Iowa's defence. Francis, verbally raked by Nebraska fans for failing to remain eligible until this week, plunged from the 1 to the first Nebraska score late in the third period after reeling off a series of first downs in a 75 - yard touchdown march. By International News Service. A blocked punt in the fourth quarter gave Nebraska's football warriors a 14 to 13 victory over Iowa in a game played in a whirling snowstorm. The Cornhuskers were trailing 3 3 to 0 in the third quarter when Vike Francis went over on his second attempt from the 4 - yard line and then kicked the goal. Bruce Smilli paces Gophers in last collegiate fo'olball game BY EARL HILLIGAN. MrwNTFAPnT.TS. LVf. Minnesota's mighty tide of football empire with Capt. Bruce Smith brilliantly riding the crest of the wave - swept over Wisconsin Saturday to carry the Gophers to the Big Ten and national football championsnips. With Smith winding up his college career m Aii - nmiH.Kiu ion. Minnesota rolled over the Badgers, 41 to 6, to run their winning 7 straieht names and give the Gophers the remarkaDie record of six Western conference titles in eight years. This Minne sota learn was outs t mo o' - "' great Gopher elevens Saturday and Smith was we Dig reason. The moment he entered the battle he sparked a power blast which almost blew the game Badgers out of Memorial stadium. Just Five Minutes. About five minutes after the opening kickoff, Smith, the blond Gopher bombshell, went in and on five plays Minnesota had a touchdown. His 45 yard pass to Bill Garnaas came just three plays before he galloped 18 yards thru right tackle for the first Gophei score With 12 seconds of the period remaining Smith pounded off right tackle again. Picking his spots brilliantly, he raced 3 yards ne - fore being surrounded at the Wisconsin 7. Alertly, he whipped a lateral to Bob Fitch, who continued on over the Badger goal line. Early in the second period Smith intercepted Bud Seelingera first pass of the day, then raced 42 coach of Marquette. He left Okla - yards to the Wisconsin 11. Bill 1 . . . ciu,jki w & homa last year. uaiey wno wun duo wc,cl The 8,000 spectators who braved ripped the Badger line wide open the chili and drizzly day saw the crashed to the 2 - foot mark on Hilltoppers smash and run to two two plays Deiore driving acrusn. first period counters after the Wisconsin Scores. Sooners had rockea me mvaaera Then it was that Wisconsin with a 56 yard dash to pay dirt. 8taged a 73 yard march that saved That original scoring pmy w the Badgers from a anutoui. war - made by Orv Mathews, great little der took a lateral from Seelinger Sooner quarterback, wno naa or - j an(j( running over three Gophers ders to call his own number, and wim Bneer power, drove over the did it until torcea oui wixn a iuu Minnesota goal line from me iu. injury in the second period. His try for point was low and He fumbled on nis own , vook wide the ball on the first bounce, sped juat before the period ended Vic thru left tackle, cut to his left and Rulbitski intercepted Seelinger's so far outdistanced Marquette s pasg at the Wisconsin 25 and ran defenders mat ne turneu w wave unmolested for anotner uopner at them. score. Marquette Leads. In the third period Smith passed With Robert McCahill, Mar - to Daley, who caught the ball at cmtt if hRlf nasaine the Hill - the Badger 15 and raced over the ?op"er. went a 26 yard payoff stripe In the final period nksji to Fnd Rav Carlson finding Smith suffered a recurrence of the LauchdownntSryar Knee injury which lPPg Shortly thereafter, Charles him in several recent games, but Beyer covered Mathers' fumble Minnesota scored anyway. Little on the Sooner 29, aiTd Fullback Bud Higgins fired a 26 yard touch - Douglaa . Renzel went to town, down aerial to Bob Sandberg just cracking the tackles until they before the final gun. gave way and letting him thru pos. Wisconsin Minnesota But that was all for Marquette. Oklahoma took charge to score twice more in the second, three times in the third and thrice more in the final quarter, picking fum bles out of the air, intercepting passes and in general piayins c. R.a. R.T. RE. Q B. L.H. R.H. F.B. Lop pie Wllrtung Foyle Thornaily ....Hick Makrls BlUtnan Hii - Hh runner Lcchner Sthrelner ...Ittr.Kcr Karris .,,.0rnaa Seelinger Htunlns Ray .BweiKcr Harder , La'r n.nn.i A A A O 8 havoc with the Hilltoppers' of fen - Minnesota i l t 41 sive thrusts. POS. MARQUETTE OKLAHOMA Kuffel Tvree K1uk Eason Groves Haberlein Maceau Fischer Reger Boudreau KalrMk Bunmons Carlson Lamb VoKt Mathews Richardson . Hamra O'HaiiPB UoHlinK Reuzei .W luted Marauette ..... 14 0 0 014 Oklahoma 8 13 21 21ttl LK. L.T. L.O. C. R.rj. R.T. RE. QB. L.H. R.H. K.B. Scoring: Wisconsin tnuendown. naroer. Minnesota touchdowns. B. Smith sui for HlKKins); Fitch, Daley a, Kuidiiski (sub lot Flick); Banaoerg hud ior ur naas). . . Folntg after toucnaown, pianemeiii, naas 4, Thomas (sub for Swelgerj. Cathedral plays Sacred Heart six Washington U. gridder inducted into the army ST. LOUIS. UP). Allen LIndow, 22, Washington university football star, was inducted into the army Saturday, thus avoiding prosecution under a federal warrant charging him with failure to re port at Jefferson Barracks last Cathedral hopes to boost its six man nercentaere above the ,f00 Monday. mark Sundav afternoon when it Lindow. a resident of Milwau - iournevs to Falls Citv to face kec, said he had never intended to Sacred Heart. The Bluebirds have evade military service but had won three, lost three and tied one gone to Washington. D. C, last thus far. eek - end in connection with an Sacred Heart has won three, application for deferment. He is lost as many. Coach P. J. Caver - interested in a company planning zaeie'a main asset has been Capt. development of a plantation in Rawley Myers, one of the south - Guatemala to grow hemp, which is east s better ball toters. used for naval rope.

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