1910 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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1910 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
1910 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team.jpg
Missouri Valley champion
ConferenceBig Eight Conference
1910 record7–1 (2–0 MVIAA)
Head coachWilliam C. "King" Cole (4th season)
Home stadiumNebraska Field
← 1909
1911 →
1910 Missouri Valley football standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
Nebraska $ 2 0 0     7 0 1
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 was the representative of the University of Nebraska in the 1910 college football season. The team was coached by William C. "King" Cole and played their home games at Nebraska Field in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Before the season[edit]

Coach Cole may have come into his 4th year with a bit of a chip on his shoulder. His first and second season teams had each contributed to improving Nebraska's overall program winning percentage, but the previous year's 3-3-2 final tally had been a setback.



Date/Time Opponent Site Result Attendance
October 1* Peru State Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 66-0 -
October 8* South Dakota 3:00 PM Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 12-9 -
October 15* at Minnesota Northrop FieldMinneapolis, Minnesota L 3-21 -
October 22* Denver Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 27-0 -
October 29* Doane Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 6-0 -
November 5 at Kansas Central Park • Lawrence, Kansas W 6-0 -
November 12 Iowa State Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 24-0 -
November 24* Haskell 2:30 PM Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 119-0 -
*Non-Conference Game.



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
Minor, Harry HB
Pearson, Monte RG
Potter, Herbert QB
Purdy, Leonard FB
Rathbone, Harvey FB
Russell, Richard HB
Shonka, Sylvester LT
Sturmer, Frederick T
Temple, LeRoy RT
Warner, Leon QB

Coaching staff[edit]

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
William C. "King" Cole Head Coach 1907 1907-1910 Marietta
Jack Best Trainer 1890 1890–1922
Harry Ewing Assistant Coach Nebraska


Game summaries[edit]

Peru State[edit]

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

Nebraska used this final meeting with Peru State as a tuneup practice game, playing backups and determining the starting lineup for the season. The Cornhuskers closed out their series with Peru State with a perfect record of 3-0. [4][5]

South Dakota[edit]

South Dakota at Nebraska
1 2Total
South Dakota 9
Nebraska 12
  • Date: 1910-10-08
  • Location: Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

The Cornhuskers won yet another in an increasingly one-sided series with the Coyotes, improving to 5-1-1 against South Dakota. [5]


Nebraska at Minnesota
1 2Total
Nebraska 3
Minnesota 21

Nebraska's stretch of frustration continued, as once again the Golden Gophers soundly defeated the Cornhuskers in Minneapolis, leaving Nebraska winless in the series since 1902. Minnesota's series lead increased to 8-1-1. [5]


Denver at Nebraska
1 2Total
Denver 0
Nebraska 27
  • Date: 1910-10-22
  • Location: Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

For the first time in the series, Denver traveled to Lincoln to face the Cornhuskers at home, but this game would also be the last meeting between the squads. Coming off the Minnesota loss, the team came together to function as a unit and also successfully implemented some new plays. The Cornhuskers finished out the series with another win and stayed perfect over Denver at 4-0. [4][5]


Doane at Nebraska
1 2Total
Doane 0
Nebraska 6
  • Date: 1910-10-29
  • Location: Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska did not have as easy a time putting away Doane as in other recent meetings of the past few years, but still kept their win streak against Doane alive with the 6-0 win, owning the series 14-2. [5]


Nebraska at Kansas
1 2Total
Nebraska 6
Kansas 0

For the second week in a row, Nebraska survived a hard fought and low scoring affair, escaping with a repeat 6-0 win. Nebraska secured at least a share of the conference title with the win, and took the lead in the series again, 9-8. [5]

Iowa State[edit]

Iowa State at Nebraska
1 2Total
Iowa State 0
Nebraska 24
  • Date: 1910-11-12
  • Location: Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

The Cornhuskers put up 24 unanswered points to secure their 4th straight shutout victory to close their abbreviated conference slate. The win secured Nebraska's position as sole conference champions, and moved Nebraska farther ahead in their series with Iowa State to 8-3. [5]


Haskell at Nebraska
1 2Total
Haskell 0
Nebraska 119
  • Date: 1910-11-24
  • Location: Nebraska Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska absolutely annihilated Haskell in coach Cole's final game, completely exploding for a record setting 119-0 victory, a team scoring and margin of victory record that has stood for one hundred years. The Cornhuskers piled up an astonishing 1,150 yards of offense, while Haskell managed only 67 yards in their 17 total plays in the game. Nebraska improved over Haskell all-time to 5-2. [5][6]

After the season[edit]

Coach Cole went out in style with the record-setting 119-0 blasting delivered to Haskell at Nebraska Field. His four-year record stood at 25-8-3 (.736), and his teams improved the program's overall record to 118-45-8 (.713). Coach Cole's conference record ended at 5-2-1 (.688), winning a share of the 1907 conference title and winning the 1910 title in his final year outright.


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  2. ^ "Nebraska Football 1910 Roster". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  3. ^ "Nebraska head coaches". HuskerMax. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  4. ^ a b c "1911 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook". University of Nebraska–Lincoln Libraries. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h "the 1910s". HuskerMax. Retrieved 2009-11-16.
  6. ^ "From The Past: 119-0". Husker Press Box. Retrieved 2009-11-16.