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1902 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team

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Conference  Independent
Home stadium  Antelope Field
1902 record  10–0
1902 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team
Head coach  Walter C. Booth (3rd year)

The 1902 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team was the representative of the University of Nebraska in the 1902 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

Coach Booth entered his third season hoping to improve upon the 6-2 record of the previous year. The roster shrunk somewhat over previous years and was now down to just 19 players.

After the season

Nebraska wrapped up coach Booth's third season with an unprecedented full slate of shutout victories, including the exhibition game at the beginning of the season, scoring 186 points while keeping all opponents off the scoreboard. Nebraska's hopes to be considered the Western Champion were dashed when Michigan was instead selected, following their 23-6 win over Minnesota, which was Minnesota's only season defeat except for their earlier loss to Nebraska.

Being an independent seemed to work against Nebraska's title consideration, as the other contenders were members of the Big Nine Conference. Nebraska applied to the Big Nine following the season, but the application was denied.

Coach Booth's record at Nebraska improved to 21-3-1 (.860), and the program's overall record improved to 62-28-5 (.679).


1902 Nebraska Cornhuskers football team Wikipedia

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