Coach Cole brought his 8-2 record from 1907 with him into his second year at Nebraska. Plans were beginning to materialize to replace Antelope Field, and this season would feature a visit from legend-in-the-making Jim Thorpe.
Nebraska committed numerous errors which prevented them from scoring as often as they could have, but it was just as well for Doane so that they didn't have an even more painful blanking than the 0-43 outcome. Doane fell further in the series to 2-12. 
Long suffering from a lengthening string of Nebraska victories, Grinnell got the attention of the Cornhuskers by scoring first in this game. Nebraska responded by keeping them off the board for the rest of the game while attaching four of their own touchdowns to advance to 6-2 in the series. 
Nebraska once again traveled north to Minneapolis on another mission to attempt to take down the mighty Golden Gophers. Both teams made it a defensive game, with both sides making impressive goal line stands, and when time ran out there were still no points on the board. Holding Minnesota to a scoreless tie was still a big improvement to break the 4-game win streak held by Minnesota in the series, though it didn't contribute a great deal towards Nebraska making up their 1-6-1 series deficit. 
After a three-year break, Nebraska and Iowa resumed their series. Any thoughts of an easy Cornhusker victory to start the season's conference slate were quickly replaced by the reality of a struggle in which Nebraska barely escaped with a 3-point win, moving to a 7-4-2 advantage over the Hawkeyes all time. 
For the second week in a row, the Cornhuskers found themselves fighting for the win against a team from Iowa. The Cyclones fought to a 17-17 tie in the 2nd half, but Nebraska found a way to score one more time to increase their series lead to 7-3. 
Nebraska players accused Kansas of spying on the team practices or otherwise improperly obtaining the signals called by the Cornhuskers, but whether that was true or Kansas was just that good, Nebraska fell at home 5-20 in a loss that handed the Jayhawks the conference championship and narrowed the Nebraska series edge to 8-7. The home defeat snapped an 11-game home field winning streak, and was the first since a 6-8 loss also delivered by Kansas in 1906. 
This was the only time Wabash met Nebraska to settle affairs on the football field, and the muddy, snowy day was all Nebraska. Three Wabash errors each eventually resulted in Cornhusker touchdowns. 
For the second week in a row, Nebraska met a team that it would only see one time in program history. This game was arranged to bring the heralded Jim Thorpe up against the Cornhuskers. Thorpe's Carlisle team certainly did not disappoint those who came to see impressive football being played. Although Thorpe reportedly struggled at times during the game, Carlisle still easily downed Nebraska in Lincoln 37-6. 
Coach Cole finished his second year with a Nebraska career total of 15-4-1 (.775), and the Cornhuskers program record again improved slightly to 108-41-6 (.716). Nebraska finished 2nd in the Missouri Valley Conference, and had an abbreviated two-year conference record of 3-1 (.750).
This was the last year Nebraska played home games at Antelope Field. Next season, the new Nebraska Field was built on campus, and was located adjacent to where Memorial Stadium sits today. Antelope Field was sent into the history books with an all-time Cornhusker football record of 64-8-2 (.878), including exhibition games.