1910 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Missouri Valley champion
ConferenceMissouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association
1910 record7–1 (2–0 MVIAA)
Head coach
Home stadiumNebraska Field
Seasons
← 1909
1911 →
1910 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf Overall
Team W   L   T W   L   T
Nebraska $ 2 0 0 7 1 0
Iowa 3 1 0 5 2 0
Missouri 2 1 1 4 2 2
Iowa State 2 2 0 4 4 0
Kansas 1 1 1 6 1 1
Washington University 0 2 0 3 4 0
Drake 0 3 0 3 5 0
  • $ – Conference champion

The 1910 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 1910 college football season. The team was coached by fourth-year head coach William C. "King" Cole and played its home games at Nebraska Field in Lincoln, Nebraska.[1] They competed as members of the Missouri Valley Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MVIAA).

The Cornhuskers won the MVIAA championship, the school's first since 1907. After the season, the conference adopted a new rule prohibiting "special coaching" and requiring that athletic coaches be full-time faculty members.[2] Unwilling to commit to a year-round position, Cole resigned and moved to his farm in Missoula, Montana. His final game at Nebraska was a record-setting 119–0 win over Haskell.[3]

Schedule

DateTimeOpponentSiteResultSource
October 1 Peru State*W 66–0
October 8 3:00 p.m. South Dakota*
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 12–9
October 15 Minnesota*L 21–3
October 22 Denver*
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 27–0
October 29 Doane*
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 6–0
November 5 Kansas
W 6–0
November 12 at Iowa State
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 24–0
November 24 2:30 p.m. Haskell*
  • Nebraska Field
  • Lincoln, NE
W 119–0
  • *Non-conference game

[4]

Coaching staff

Coach[5] Position First year Alma mater
William C. "King" Cole Head coach 1907 Marietta
Harry W. Ewing Assistant coach 1910 Nebraska
Jack Best Trainer 1890 Nebraska

Roster

[6]

Anderson, Arthur G
Chauner, Walter E
Elliott, E.B. LG
Frank, Ernest HB
Frank, Owen HB
Gibson, J.P. FB
Harman, Dewey RT
Hornberger, Evans C
Lofgren, Gus E
McKee PLAYER
Minor, Harry HB
Pearson, Monte RG
Potter, Herbert QB
Purdy, Leonard FB
Racely PLAYER
Rathbone, Harvey FB
Russell, Richard HB
Shonka, Sylvester LT
Sturmer, Frederick T
Temple, LeRoy RT
Warner, Leon QB

Game summaries

Peru State

Peru State at Nebraska
1 2Total
Peru State 0
Nebraska 66

This was the final meeting between Nebraska and Peru State.

South Dakota

South Dakota at Nebraska
1 2Total
South Dakota 9
Nebraska 12

at Minnesota

Nebraska at Minnesota
1 2Total
Nebraska 3
Minnesota 21

See also: Minnesota–Nebraska football rivalry

Denver

Denver at Nebraska
1 2Total
Denver 0
Nebraska 27

This was the final meeting between Denver and Nebraska.

Doane

Doane at Nebraska
1 2Total
Doane 0
Nebraska 6

at Kansas

Nebraska at Kansas
1 2Total
Nebraska 6
Kansas 0

See also: Kansas–Nebraska football rivalry

Nebraska clinched at least a share of the MVIAA championship with a 6–0 win over Kansas.

Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska
1 2Total
Iowa State 0
Nebraska 24

Nebraska clinched the conference title outright with a 24–0 win over Iowa State, NU's fourth consecutive shutout.

Haskell

Haskell at Nebraska
1 2Total
Haskell 0
Nebraska 119

In Cole's final game as head coach, Nebraska set several program records in a 119–0 blowout of Haskell. Among the marks that still stand are points scored, margin of victory, and yards of offense (1,150). The Indians managed only 67 yards in their 17 total plays in the game.

References

  1. ^ "1909 Nebraska Cornhuskers Schedule and Results". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved March 2, 2019.
  2. ^ "The World of Sport". The Lincoln Evening News. 1911-09-21.
  3. ^ "Nebraska Head Coach, 1907-10". huskers.com. Archived from the original on 2012-03-02. Retrieved 2020-10-29.
  4. ^ "Football - 1910 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  5. ^ "Nebraska head coaches". HuskerMax. Retrieved 2009-11-15.
  6. ^ "Nebraska Football 1910 Roster". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  7. ^ a b "1911 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook". University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  8. ^ a b c d e f g h "the 1910s". HuskerMax. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  9. ^ "From The Past: 119-0". Husker Press Box. Retrieved 2009-11-16.[permanent dead link]