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1935 Nebraska Cornhuskers football
Big Six Champions
Conference Big Six Conference
UPI #21
1935 record 6-2-1 (4-0-1 Big 6)
Head coach Dana X. Bible
Home stadium Memorial Stadium
« 1934 1936 »
1935 Big 6 Football standings
     Conf       Overall
Team W   L   T     W   L   T
#21 Nebraska 4 0 1     6 2 1
Oklahoma 3 2 0     6 3 0
Kansas 2 2 1     4 4 1
Kansas State 1 2 2     2 4 3
Iowa State 1 3 1     2 4 3
Missouri 0 2 3     3 3 3

Rankings from UPI poll

The 1935 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska in the 1935 college football season. The team was coached by Dana X. Bible and played their home games at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Before the season

Coach Bible became the longest Nebraska head football coach in program history to date when he began his seventh season with the Cornhuskers. The 1934 squad had been made almost entirely of new starters who proved themselves by dropping only three games, two of which were to the teams that would end the season nationally ranked #1 and #2, and finishing second in the Big 6. Almost all of them were back, experienced, and ready to try to put Nebraska back on top.


Date Opponent Site Result Attendance
September 28* Chicago Memorial StadiumLincoln, Nebraska W 28-7 -
October 5 at Iowa State Clyde Williams Field • Ames, Iowa W 20-7 -
October 12* Minnesota Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska L 7-12 35,000
October 19 at Kansas State Memorial StadiumManhattan, Kansas T 0-0 -
October 26 Oklahoma Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 19-0 -
November 2 at Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, Missouri W 19-6 -
November 9† Kansas Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 19-13 30,000
November 16* at Pittsburgh Pitt StadiumPittsburgh, Pennysylvania L 0-6 -
November 28* Oregon State Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska W 26-20 -
*Non-Conference Game †Homecoming



Amen, Paul #33 E
Andrews, Harris #21 HB
Ball, Arthur #20 HB
Bauer, Henry #14 QB
Benson, Robert #26 HB
Cardwell, Lloyd #24 HB
Dodd, Edward #27 HB
Doherty, William #48 T
Dohrmann, Elmer #36 E
Douglas, Ronald #25 FB
Doyle, Theodore #43 T
Eldridge, Ralph #18 HB
Ellis, John #49 T
English, Lowell #30 C
Flasnick, Don #28 G
Francis, Sam #38 FB
Glenn, Pat #17 G


Hale, Leland #23 E
Heldt, James #32 T
Holmbeck, Harold #34 T
Howell, John #13 QB
Hubka, Ladas #16 G
LaNoue, Gerald #11 HB
McDonald, Lester #35 E
McGinnis, Kenneth #37 G
Mehring, Robert #19 C
Morrison, Paul #46 C
Peters, Gus #42 G
Richardson, John #31 E
Scherer, Bernard #44 E
Shirey, Fred #45 T
Turner, Allan #15 HB
Williams, John #22 G


Coaching staff

Name Title First year
in this position
Years at Nebraska Alma Mater
Dana X. Bible Head Coach 1929 1929-1936 Carson-Newman
Henry Schulte Lineman Coach 1931 1919-1924, 1931-1937 Michigan
Ed Weir Freshmen Coach 1929 1926, 1929-1937, 1943 Nebraska
W. Harold Browne Assistant Coach 1930 1930-1940
Franklin Meier 1935 1935 Nebraska


Game notes



Chicago at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Chicago 7
• Nebraska 28

Chicago journeyed to Lincoln to repay a visit made by Nebraska to Chicago's home field back in 1905, which ended as a 5-38 defeat handed down by the Maroons, one of only two losses suffered by the 1905 Cornhuskers. This time around, the debt was repaid in full as Nebraska's line appeared to already be in midseason form and the Chicago team was handily defeated in the Nebraska opening game. The teams never met again, and the record therefore remained evenly divided between them at 1-1-0.[5][6]

Iowa State

Nebraska at Iowa State
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 20
Iowa State 7
  • Date: October 5
  • Location: Clyde Williams Field • Ames, Iowa

Iowa State hosted Nebraska to open conference play, and the visiting Cornhuskers had little difficulty starting their Big 6 schedule on the right foot with yet another win against the Cyclones. Iowa State, now having dropped 13 straight to Nebraska, was quickly falling out of sight in their series deficit, at 4-25-1.[5][6]


Minnesota at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Minnesota 12
Nebraska 7
  • Date: October 12
  • Location: Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game Attendance: 35,000

The reigning national championship Minnesota Golden Gophers team arrived in Lincoln in a heralded high-interest game that was broadcast nationally on two radio networks. The stadium full of fans was bound for disappointment, however, as Nebraska fell by just five points. Minnesota, along with Pittsburgh, just seemed to always have Nebraska's number, and improved over the Cornhuskers to 13-2-2. The Gophers went on to finish the season undefeated at 8-0-0 and ranked #2 nationally by the Dickinson System, while the United Press International's first ever end-of-season poll ranked Minnesota at #1.[5][6]

Kansas State

Nebraska at Kansas State
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0
Kansas State 0

A bit of a hangover from the emotional defeat at the hands of Minnesota the week before seemed to bog down the Cornhuskers when they visited Kansas State to avenge being denied the 1934 Big 6 title. Instead, while Nebraska succeeded in holding the Aggies without a score, Nebraska also failed to ever get the ball across the line or between the uprights themselves, handing both teams a scoreless tie. The record held steady, well in Nebraska's favor, at 16-2-2.[5][7]


Oklahoma at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Oklahoma 0
• Nebraska 19
  • Date: October 26
  • Location: Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game weather: Rain

Coach Bible succeeded in shaking off the doldrums that slowed his Cornhuskers in Manhattan, and led Nebraska to a convincing shutout victory over the visiting Oklahoma Sooners, where it seemed that all functions of the Cornhusker machine were once again working as expected. Nebraska's winning streak over Oklahoma was now at five, and they remained in command of the series at 11-2-2.[5][7]


Nebraska at Missouri
1 2 3 4 Total
• Nebraska 19
Missouri 6

Although the Tigers scored first, it was another year of frustration for Missouri, as Nebraska defeated the Tigers for the fifth time in a row (and stayed undefeated against them for eight straight), once again retaining custody of the Missouri-Nebraska Bell that the Tigers had possessed for only the duration of one game to date (literally from when it was awarded prior to the Missouri-Nebraska kickoff in 1928 until Nebraska won that game). Nebraska's command over Missouri was now up to 20-6-3.[5][7]


Kansas at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Kansas 13
• Nebraska 19
  • Date: November 9
  • Location: Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska
  • Game Attendance: 30,000

Kansas gave Nebraska some tense moments in front of the homecoming crowd, scoring first and trailing just 7-12 at the half. The Jayhawks pulled ahead again by one point to keep the pressure on, though the Cornhuskers managed to answer again and hold before time expired. This was the 12th straight win over Kansas, and the 31-9-2 advantage held by Nebraska was the largest against all opponents at that time. The win closed out Nebraska's 1935 Big 6 schedule with no losses, clinching the league title.[5][8]


Nebraska at Pittsburgh
1 2 3 4 Total
Nebraska 0
Pittsburgh 6

A closely-matched, hard-fought defensive battle yielded only one score on the day, which belonged to the home team Panthers. Nebraska suffered yet another loss to rival Pittsburgh, their 3rd in a row and 10th straight without a victory. Pittsburgh went on to finish the season 7-1-2 and ranked #10 nationally in the United Press International's first ever end-of-season poll.[5][8]

Oregon State

Oregon State at Nebraska
1 2 3 4 Total
Oregon State 20
• Nebraska 26
  • Date: November 28
  • Location: Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, Nebraska

Oregon State provided the last win for the 1935 Cornhuskers, in a game that featured big plays agains and again. Midway through the third quarter, the Beavers were holding the lead with Nebraska reserves on the field. Coach Bible put the starters back in, and they summarily marched 65 yards in 13 plays to put up the game-winning points. Nebraska remained perfect against Oregon State all-time in the four meetings of these teams.[5][9]

After the season

Coach Bible brought home another Big 6 championship to add to his sizable collection, Nebraska's sixth over the last eight seasons. The United Press International released their first-ever end-of-season national poll, which showed the Cornhuskers finishing at #21. Coach Bible's career record at Nebraska improved to 43-13-7 (.738), and he brought the Cornhusker program total to 263-87-27 (.733) while advancing the league record to what had become a commanding dominance of 82-11-9 (.848).[9]


Award Name(s)
All-American Gerald LaNoue
All-American 3rd team Bernard Scherer
All-Big 6 team Lloyd Cardwell, Sam Francis, Gerald LaNoue, Bernard Scherer, Fred Shirey
Eastern All-Star Team Gerald LaNoue, Bernard Scherer


External links


  1. ^ "Football - 1935 Schedule/Results". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  2. ^ "Nebraska Football 1935 Roster". University of Nebraska-Lincoln Athletics Department. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  3. ^ "Nebraska head coaches". HuskerPedia. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  4. ^ "Assistant coaches". HuskerPedia. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  5. ^ a b c d e f g h i "The 1930s". HuskerPedia. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  6. ^ a b c "1936 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook (Page 342)". Nebraska U - A Collaborative History. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  7. ^ a b c "1936 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook (Page 343)". Nebraska U - A Collaborative History. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  8. ^ a b "1936 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook (Page 344)". Nebraska U - A Collaborative History. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  
  9. ^ a b c "1936 Cornhusker - University of Nebraska Yearbook (Page 345)". Nebraska U - A Collaborative History. Retrieved 2010-01-13.  


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