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1901 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
1901 record6-2-0
Head coachWalter C. Booth (2nd season)
Home stadiumAntelope Field
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The 1901 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska in the 1901 college football season. The team was coached by Walter C. "Bummy" Booth and played their home games at Antelope Field in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Before the season

Nebraska was coming off one of its best ever seasons with second-year head coach Booth, and hoping to continue the success.



Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 21* Lincoln High Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 22-0 -
September 28 at Kirksville Osteopaths Kirksville, Missouri W 5-0 -
October 5 Doane Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 29-0 -
October 12 at Minnesota Northrop Field • Minneapolis, Minnesota L 0-19 2500+
October 26 Iowa State Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 17-0 -
November 2 at Wisconsin Milwaukee, Wisconsin L 0-18 -
November 9 vs. Missouri YMCA Park • Omaha, Nebraska W 51-0 -
November 16 Kansas Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 29-5 -
November 28 Haskell Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska W 18-10 -
*Exhibition Game.



Bell, Johnny HB
Bender, Johnny HB
Brew, Fred RG
Cortelyou, Spencer E
Crandall, Harry HB
Cuff, E.W. HB
Drain, Ralph QB
Eager, Earl HB
Johnson, William E
Kingsbury, Raymond FB
Koehler, John C
Maloney, J.R. LG
Moloney, J.R. LG
Pillsbury, Melville FB
Ringer, John LG
Shedd, Charlie E
Shedd, George FB
Stringer, Lewis T
Tobin, John G
Voss T
Westover, John RT

Coaching staff

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Walter C. "Bummy" Booth Head Coach 1900 1900–1905 Princeton
Jack Best Trainer 1890 1890–1922
Guy Cowgill Manager
I. C. Raymond Assistant Manager


Game notes

Lincoln High

Lincoln High at Nebraska
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Lincoln High 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0

The Cornhuskers continued their unbeaten streak against Lincoln High School in this preseason exhibition game, extending their record to 4-0 over the younger team. [6]

Kirksville Osteopaths

by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0
  • Date: 1901-09-28
  • Location: Kirksville, Missouri

Nebraska barely escaped from Kirksville with a win, managing only one touchdown against the medical students from Missouri. The Cornhuskers utilized their larger average size to control Kirksville, twice preventing preventing scores on two significant attempts. This was the only time these teams would meet. [6][7]


Doane at Nebraska
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Doane 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0
  • Date: 1901-10-05
  • Location: Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

After a four-year break, Doane arrived in Lincoln to resume the oldest active series between the Cornhuskers and its opponents. It was a one-sided affair with three Nebraska touchdowns before the half and two more after, while the Cornhuskers notched their third straight shutout victory and extended the series lead over Doane to 7-2. [6][7]


Nebraska at Minnesota
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 0
Minnesota 0 0 0

Nebraska traveled to Minneapolis in an attempt to avenge their sole loss from the previous season, and again riding high on a streak of shutout wins. It was not to be, however, as the dominant Golden Gophers completely shut down the Cornhuskers and sent them home with no points and lagging in the series 0-2. [6][7]

Iowa State

Iowa State at Nebraska
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Iowa State 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0
  • Date: 1901-10-26
  • Location: Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

Nebraska bounced right back from the thrashing in Minneapolis by completely shutting down Iowa State 17-0. The Cyclones accumulated only 75 yards and three first downs on the day. The success of the Cornhuskers was significant when taking into account that almost half of the Nebraska linemen were sidelined with injuries from the previous game. Nebraska improved to 4-2 over Iowa State. [6][7]


Nebraska at Wisconsin
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0 0 0
Wisconsin 0 0 0

Nebraska met the Wisconsin Badgers for the first time, traveling to Milwaukee to face off with another northern squad. It was Nebraska's second painful defeat from a northern team of the year, as Wisconsin had little trouble putting the Cornhuskers away 18-0. Still, coach Booth had praise for his players, stating that Nebraska played "100% better" than in the earlier defeat by Minnesota. [6][7]


Missouri vs. Nebraska
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Missouri 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0

Nebraska met Missouri on neutral ground in Omaha, on the field where the Bugeaters of old thrice defeated the Omaha YMCA. Once again bouncing back and putting the shutout on the other side of the scoreboard, The Cornhuskers demolished Missouri in convincing fashion with 51 unanswered points to move ahead in the series 7-3.[6][7]


Kansas at Nebraska
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 0 0 0
Nebraska 0 0 0
  • Date: 1901-11-16
  • Location: Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

Kansas managed one touchdown in their annual contest with Nebraska, thanks to a lost Cornhusker fumble, but it was Nebraska's day to put points on the board as the Cornhuskers scored with relative ease all through the game. Nebraska pulled up to match Kansas and even the series at 5-5. [6][7]


Haskell at Nebraska
by Quarter 1 2 3 4 Total
Haskell 10 0 0 0 10
Nebraska 0 18 0 0 18
  • Date: 1901-11-28
  • Location: Antelope Field • Lincoln, Nebraska

Having defeated one team from Lawrence, Kansas two weeks prior, Nebraska welcomed a new team to Nebraska also hailing from Lawrence, the squad from the Haskell Institute. At that time, Haskell was an all-grades school but not yet a college, as they did not offer college level classes until many year later. Perhaps Nebraska was overconfident, or the Haskell team performed admirably, as the Cornhuskers found themselves behind 0-10 by halftime. After regrouping for the second half, Nebraska managed to shut Haskell down and score 18 points of their own to come up with the season-closing win. [6][7]

After the season

Coach Booth finished his second season with a 6-2-0 (.750) record, dropping his Nebraska career record to 12-3-1 (.781), but raising Nebraska's overall program record to 53-28-5 (.645).


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