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1898 Nebraska Bugeaters football team

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Conference  Independent
Home stadium  Antelope Field
1898 record  8–3
1898 Nebraska Bugeaters football team
Head coach  Fielding H. Yost (1st year)

The 1898 Nebraska Bugeaters football team represented the University of Nebraska in the 1898 college football season. The team was coached by Fielding H. Yost and played their home games at Antelope Field in Lincoln, Nebraska.


Nebraska's football team began its history as the "Old Gold Knights", and was also sometimes known as the "Tree Planters", "Nebraskans", "The Rattlesnake Boys", "Red Stockings", "Antelopes" or "Goldenrods" in their early years.

Before the season

Once again Nebraska had a new coach, and again chose a future College Football Hall-of-Famer in Fielding H. Yost. Unfortunately for Nebraska, Coach Yost only stayed one year before moving on through Kansas and Stanford before establishing his legendary tenure at Michigan.

Nebraska left the Western Inter-State University Football Association after the 1897 season and played this year as an independent, not joining a league again until 1907. The slate of teams scheduled this year was heavy, as there were three instances on the schedule where Nebraska played a game with only one day off since the previous game.

After the season

Coach Yost had a remarkable start to his one year at Nebraska, outscoring opponents 226-16 in the first six games. Yost's one year record contribution of 8-3 (.727) improved the program total, raising it to 40-18-3 (.680). Once again, however, Nebraska was in search of a coach.


1898 Nebraska Bugeaters football team Wikipedia

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