The following two excerpts were found in
Herb's file on the 1920 Notre Dame - Nebraska game. They're from the 1920
This afternoon Notre Dame's football team
faces the crucial test of the 1920 schedule. A victory on Nebraska Field
at Lincoln will do much to insure the Gold and Blue followers of another
western championship eleven and national recognition. A victory today will
break the five year record tie between Notre Dame and Nebraska. Each team
has won two matches and one was a scoreless tie.
A defeat today will not mean failure for
the " Rockmen " ; it will mean harder fighting and more work. Notre Dame
defeated today is the dream of the "Cornhuskers." Coach Schulte has been
willing to risk all that his men may be fit to "trim the Irish." He
allowed his team to dare a meagre 7 to 0 victory over Colorado to save his
stars for today's effort. Notre Dame's gymnasium should echo today with
reports of the hardest game played in the West in years.
Coach Rockne and twenty-two of his best
men are in Lincoln today. Never has a Gold and Blue squad been so well
drilled and trained so early in the season, and never has one been more
eager to win. The team spirit is flawless; they will fight to win to the
last whistle. Nebraska won in 1915 twenty to nineteen, and in 1917 seven
to nothing. We have "brought home the bacon " in 1916, twenty to nothing
and in 1919 fourteen to nine. In 1918 a scoreless tie marked the game.
"Rock" and "Willie': will win today too.
Coach Schulte of Nebraska announced to
the football world that he would "gladly suffer defeat from Washburn and
the Colorado Aggies," if he could feel sure"that those defeats would in
any way aid him to victory over Notre Dame this year. The same clipping
annouced that Nebraska had" thirteen letter men on the first squad this
year and that the line would average over 200 pounds from tackle to
tackle. The team average wil! be around 198, with the greatest veteran
backfield the "Cornhuskers" have had in a decade. Their sole ambition is
to beat the "Rockmen" on the 16th. Let 'em try it.